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Residents, Trail doctor honoured for achievements Sunil Ghosh was council protest Dr.pivotal in many innovations for decision to end diagnosing patients recreation deal in Greater Trail BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

A decision made by three people during a closed meeting left Montrose Mayor Joe Danchuk feeling “blindsided” and “disappointed” with the outcome along with many active residents in the village. The three-person Beaver Valley Recreation, Parks and Trails Committee (BVPARTS), comprised of Area A director and chair Ali Grieve, Fruitvale Mayor Patricia Cecchini (alternate director) and Montrose Coun. and regional district director Don Duclos, announced its decision not to renew, renegotiate or extend the recreation services agreement with the City of Trail on Dec. 4. “Montrose was totally in the dark about this decision,” said Danchuk. “The unilateral decision to withdraw from the recreation services agreement was made without consulting anyone else,” he continued. “Which has left me and our residents disappointed that the political state in our area is missing the point of recreation for all.” All residents of Montrose, Fruitvale and “Montrose Electoral Area A will be was totally subject to higher rates in the under the Trail Resident Program (TRP) in the dark about year, for facilities this decision.” new covered by the agreement including the Trail JOE DANCHUK Aquatic and Leisure Centre, leisure programming, the Willi Krause Field House and Haley Park. Danchuk said the village has received numerous calls from a cross-section of people who regularly use the Trail facilities, including swim club kids, people who train at the aquatic centre, ball players, pickleball members and gym users. “After listening to all the people and the phone calls we’ve been getting I cannot say how disappointed and saddened I am by the fact that this decision was made without consulting people in the community.” A group of concerned Montrose citizens approached council Monday night to address the decision which could have village residents paying double the fees on Jan. 1. “I have been using the Trail gym for 15 years,” said Montrose resident and first-time council attendee Fran Jones. See VILLAGE, Page 3

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A Trail internist is receiving recognition for his instrumental achievements in the medical field in Trail. Dr. Sunil Ghosh, 78, is now an honorary member of the 2013 Canadian Medical Association for his contributions to the community. “They pointed out what contributions I made to this community and that was a big thing for me I think,” he said, pausing to reflect on his work. “You know you're busy, you work and have a family, all kinds of things happen. “You don't realize that you have made some difference to the community.” Ghosh has spent most of his career, 38 years, as an internist at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and is known for promoting compassionate care, mentoring peers and advancing medical capacity. By pursuing advanced training and learning bronchoscopy, a procedure that allows doctors to look inside a patient’s lungs, Ghosh brought a Level 2 pulmonary laboratory to the region. He also started a renal unit, pioneered local cardiac risk stratification and stress testing and formed a diabetic team to deliver care. The soft-spoken doctor has a reputation as a keen teacher, but feels recognition is also due to mentors Ken Wagner, John MacKay and Len Scotland, who influenced his career path. “I think they helped me a lot,” he said. “What I am today is because of their

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Dr. Sunil Ghosh’s long and distinguished career helping patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital was recognized by the Canadian Medical Association. help and the honour that I got, they are due the same.” Ghosh graduated from Calcutta University and Medical College in 1960 before he trained at the Royal Infirmary in Dewsbury, England, and continued on with residences at Lincoln County Hospital and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. After earning his certification in internal medicine in England in 1969, he moved to Canada – first to Thompson, Man., and then to Trail. Though his wife hailing from Castlegar may have been the initial pull to the area, Ghosh said he decided

to stay in Trail because he had more opportunity. “I dialyzed patients, I put in pacemakers, I did stress testing, I did look after sick, diabetic patients,” he said. “All of these things I couldn't have done in a bigger place.” Ghosh has watched and been part of medical developments over the years but admits that health care has become fragmented over time. “The responsibility that we had then is a lot more than now,” he said, adding that there are more physicians covering specific areas in the hospital now. “When I came here, this

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hospital had a lot more beds, there was 130 acute beds, now it's half,” he added. Ghosh acknowledges the strides made in outpatient care, which may speak somewhat to bed reduction, and also points to the regionalization of care by sending, for instance, heart patients to Kelowna when most care was previously done at the Trail facility. Though his hair has changed in tint over time, Ghosh said he still feels fit to work and plans to continue to do so. “I would like to work as long as I can,” he said. “I'm in good health and I enjoy work.”

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Company blames poor directions for valley fuel spill The Nelson Star The company behind the truck that spilled its load of jet fuel into Lemon Creek this summer says the driver got bad directions. Executive Flight Centre is responding to a class action lawsuit filed by a Slocan Valley resident which names the province, the helicopter company requiring the fuel for forest fire fighting and the transport company. Executive Flight Centre says they were given incorrect directions by the province who verbally communicated they should use Lemon Creek Road. They also say the helicopter company Transwest provided no information on how to reach the staging area and delegated directions to the province. Before the tanker drover up Lemon Creek Road, another Executive Flight Centre driver used the road to try access the fueling station. A maintenance worker, who happened to be on site, told him Lemon Creek wasn’t the proper way to access the staging area and gave out new directions. Executive Flight Centre says this driver informed the province of the mistaken directions but nothing was done to rectify the situation. “The province knew, or should have known that, in the emergency conditions created by the firefighting operation, motorists involved in that operation, including Executive Fuel’s drivers, might mistakenly use Lemon Creek Road to access the staging area,” reads the company’s response to the lawsuit. They go on to say the road, under management of the Province, was dangerous and not properly maintained. On July 26, 33,000 litres of jet fuel entered Lemon Creek and downstream rivers resulting in an evacuation of people and a massive cleanup. Executive Flight Centre says they’ve spent $4 million on that cleanup and wants that bill paid as well as any lawsuit payouts covered. The province says they abide by the “polluter-pay principle” which keeps taxpayers from being on the hook for cleanups. Slocan Valley resident John Wittmayer comments on the “blame game” on Slocan Valley Emergency Response, a Facebook page that has documented the spill and its outcomes. “There will be this assessing blame game and positioning to reduce the payout,” he says. “Industry should never be allowed to monitor themselves, and they will need to be accountable for their mishaps. “The provincial government has an opportunity here to prove that they have the stewardship values to ensure this never happens again. If they ignore their responsibility in the matter, they will confirm what many people already suspect — that they are pro industry at any cost.”

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Trail willing to extend TRP program with condition By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

In response to the growing concern from Beaver Valley residents who regularly use Trail facilities, Trail council agreed to extend the Trail Residency Program (TRP) on a month-to-month basis with the caveat that Beaver Valley Parks and Recreation show a willingness to reconsider its position and renegotiate the agreement.

Beaver Valley is no longer willing to cost share in regional recreation which means the price to play pickleball, swim or maybe join a yoga class in the new year will be considerably more expensive for valley residents after the current agreement expires Dec. 31. “The city has received considerable feedback regarding Beaver Valley’s decision not to renew

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interest in renewing,” said Perehudoff. Until an agreement is considered, council gave three readings to amend the Trail recreation fee bylaw which excludes the Beaver Valley communities and now defines “resident” as an individual from the City of Trail, Village of Warfield or Electoral Area B. “Adoption will be held in abeyance if there are discussions associ-

ated with renewing the agreement,” explained Perehudoff. “Otherwise council can adopt the bylaw and B.V. residents will be subject to higher rates (effective Jan. 1).” Players in the Greater Trail minor hockey who do not have a residency card and reside in Rossland, Fruitvale, Montrose or Area A, will continue to receive a free sport pass for minor hockey.

Village passes motion expressing ‘disappointment’ ing list of Montrose residents troubled by the decision, Danchuk and council unanimously passed a motion Monday night officially stating disappointment in both the decision and that it was made during a closed meeting without plan or consultation with the users of the program. Coun. Duclos, a member of the committee that ended the recreation agreement, voted in favour with

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the Recreation Cost Sharing Agreement,” explained David Perehudoff, Trail’s chief administrative officer (CAO) during Monday night council. “It would seem as though there is significant concern coming from the residents of Beaver Valley who are impacted. “The city is more than willing to enter into negotiations with Beaver Valley Parks and Recreation if there is

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from the service until such a time a plan is in place which is acceptable to the user. “We are asking for the decision to be reversed until a plan is more thought out,” said Danchuk. “And down the road we need to look at a review of the Beaver Valley recreation committee.” Further, Montrose council directed staff to approach Trail to request possible costs for the village to enter into its own agreement.

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Kids, happy hour coming to pubs By Tom Fletcher BCLocalNews

The B.C. government has poured another round of liquor law reform, with children to be allowed in pubs and restaurants allowed to serve drinks without food. Premier Christy Clark announced the changes at a downtown Vancouver restaurant Tuesday, as the provincial cabinet works its way through a list of 70 recommendations from a recent public consultation on updating B.C. liquor laws.

As with earlier announcements for liquor reform, Tuesday’s event was short on details and long on populist appeal. Some time next year B.C. will see the changes, and will also join all other Canadian provinces in allowing pubs to offer discounted drinks for happy hour. Permitted times and a minimum drink price are still to be determined. Children are to be allowed to accompany their parents into pubs up until an evening curfew time, also yet to be determined, but

Clark said it will allow families to have lunch or dinner together at a pub. Royal Canadian Legion branches will have the same freedom to admit underage customers. Restaurants with “food primary” licences will still have to offer a full menu when liquor is available, Clark said. “But customers who don’t want to order food shouldn’t be forced to do so, and food primary businesses that want to fully transition away from food service after a certain hour, and

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Path to passion set for frisky bruins THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - It will now be easier for a threatened population of southeastern British Columbia grizzly bears to find new mates with a larger grizzly population to the east. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has added 150 hectares to a conservation corridor that runs through the Creston Valley, making a safer passage for the South Selkirk species of grizzly as the bears move through the Selkirk and Purcell mountains. The so-called Frog Bear Conservation Corridor will also benefit the northern leopard frog in the only known breeding location in B.C. for the endangered amphibian. The cost of conserving two parcels of land is $1.4 million, and includes property that will serve as a gateway for bears mov-

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ing down from the mountains. One of the parcels of forested land was purchased from Wynndel Box and Lumber, based in Creston and is adjacent to the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. A second 85-hectare property is in the valley bottom and will continue to be used for agriculture. The conservancy’s Nancy Newhouse said researchers have mapped out the movements of the bears through the valley and know the corridor is vital for the prospects of the South Selkirk grizzly population. “The Creston Valley is an incredible hot spot for conservation,” Newhouse said. Experts say connecting the two populations of bears is considered critical for their long term prospects allowing the atrisk grizzlies to find new mates.

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end tax hike of 3.7 per cent. “We continue to get our fiscal house in order,” said Will Pearce, chief administrative officer. Pearce cautions that a 3.7 per cent tax increase— or $31 for the typical home — is just a starting point and that number could be reduced as deliberations continue. The 3.7 per cent is based on 1.8 per cent

for operations and 1.9 per cent for infrastructure. In terms of staffing, full-time equivalent employees will go from 249.8 in 2013 to 246.6 in 2014. The loss include a bylaw compliance officer, a corporate services worker, a building inspector and three positions in parks (two are currently vacant). However, a parks planner position has been created.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES GABANA, RAYMOND — It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Gabana of Trail, BC. He died at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC on December 13, 2013, peacefully with loved ones by his side after a challenging battle with a rare muscle disease. He was 71 years of age. He is loved and missed by his wife of 46 years, Anna, daughter Cori Gabana and husband Jamie Fitzgerald of Burnaby, daughter Kim Romano and husband Adam Romano of Kelowna, and beloved dog Trixie. Nonno Ray will also be missed by his three grandchildren, Hannah Romano, Jacob and Benjamin Fitzgerald. As well, he is survived by brother Norman Gabana (Gail Konkin), sister-in-law Maxine Gabana, brotherin-law Roland Guasparini (Judy Rezanson), mother-in-law Elena Guasparini, and many very close nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Tony Gabana, brother Joe Gabana, father-in-law Guiseppe Guasparini, infant grandson Tyler Fitzgerald, sister-in-law Dorothy Gabana, and niece Karen Gabana. Ray was born and raised in Trail. He completed a welding certificate at BCIT at the age of 18, then worked at Cominco for 37 years until retirement in 1998. He had a unique gift and love for welding, and held 13 certified first class welding tickets. He was highly respected as a welding foreman, and later as supervisor, Specialty Metals, Silver Refinery. He passed on his welding expertise as a night school welding instructor. As well, he was appointed and served on the Provincial Trades Advisory Committee for many years. He designed and built a summer home at Christina Lake in 1971, and a family home in Glenmerry in 1974 which continue to be enjoyed by his family. He was very proud to follow his daughters’ achievements over the years. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, and trap shooting. Other favoured hobbies included sausage making, cooking his famous deer stew, baking fruitcakes, shortbread and chambelles, and most of all playing with his grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish (formerly OLPH) on 3rd Avenue in Trail on Saturday, December 21st at 11am with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line register at www.myalternatives.ca

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f current polls mean anything, then we are headed toward a change of government in the next federal election. It seems Justin Trudeau can do little wrong as the leader of the Liberal Party, despite a series of embarrassing snafus and a less-thanstellar speaking record in the House of Commons. He has, it seems, the Midas touch. Or does he? It all depends on how fully you are prepared to place your faith in the research that puts the Liberals in the lead by a full 10 points over the federal Conservatives. Increasingly, that trust in the pollsters seems misplaced. That is not to deny the Liberals’ steady surge in popularity, but rather to encourage you not to read too much into the trend. Political polling in Canada is in the middle of a crisis after forecasts of election outcomes have consistently missed the mark, well beyond their theoretical “margins of error.” In Alberta’s last provincial election, for example, the opposition Wildrose Party seemed

poised to seize government by a landslide – until election day, when the incumbent PCs staged an astonishing comeback. Same thing happened in B.C., where the incumbent Liberals defied the polls and won a majority, even as their obituary was being written. Pundits explained away the apparent failure of polls in both cases by claiming there was a huge last-minute shift in voter intentions, too late to be captured in the polls. The explanation is plausible, but then so is another one: that the pollsters just got it wrong. Some pollsters themselves are calling into question our overreliance on the tool, even as the reliability of the polling techniques used is being called into question. Calgary public opinion researcher Brian Singh has spoken openly about this trend, noting there is a rise on “software-based polling methods.” By that, he means online polling using Internet panels of selfselected respondents (the net effect is that recruiting is not truly random). He also points to so-called

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“robocalls”, i.e. the computer-based calling system that keeps dialing until it finds someone who will accept the call. That also introduces a potential bias into the results. “Gone,” Singh says, “are the days of excellent response rates to telephone polls.” Many of you already know this. You will have gotten “the phone call” – a call from an autodialer that maddeningly makes you wait for several seconds before you hear a human voice. Think about it: If the basis of reliable sampling is random selection, the autodialer is immediately biased – only the most patient, or people with a lot of time to spare, will wait to take that call and

actually answer the question. Of course, if you do talk to a human being, it’s notable that many of the employees of these firms seem not to be very well trained at their jobs. Serious pollsters will tell you that polling is not about watching the horse race, even though that is how it ends up playing out in the news media. In any election, the only “news” on some days is how the numbers are trending. The problem is that a trend is not the same of a fact – one week’s surge by any party does not mean it will be in the lead on election day. It’s fair to ask, as well, whether voter behaviour whipsaws back and forth, as engaged citizens react to whatever party appears to be in the lead. This fuels the shift to “strategic voting” – for example, voting for a candidate you don’t actually like in an attempt to influence the provincial or national outcome. Equally troubling for pollsters is how the gap between what people say they will do and what they actually end up doing is becoming increasingly

disconnected. They may tell a faceless caller they intend to vote NDP, for example, but end up making a different decision at the ballot box. There’s no easy solution for pollsters, but for the public the answer is relatively straightforward. Take any poll with a massive grain of salt, and, when the result seems out of step, ask yourself whether this is a fluke or just bad methodology. And, finally, there’s nothing like having your ear to the ground to get the real story. That means at the doorstep and in the coffee shops, and also what’s being said in the blogosphere. Every astute politician today has an advanced social media presence, not just to influence followers, but also to monitor what is being said. Finally, remember the true purpose of some of those headline-grabbing polls – sheer entertainment. How much their findings resemble reality is an open question. Doug Firby is Editorin-Chief and National Affairs columnist for Troy Media.


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Rec decision made without consultation If the people of Beaver Valley think they are being told everything that goes on in this area that impacts their lives, they are sadly mistaken. A few of us were at the Montrose council meeting on Monday, and found that the decision to opt out of Trail Recreation was made by three people. We were not told this was going on, and in fact our mayor and council did not know either.

This was decided by our three regional reps. We never had a chance to discuss or have a say about it. There was no meeting or referendum. When did our area become a dictatorship? Why is the only meeting going to be about a month after they pulled the rug out from under everyone who enjoys all the recreation facilities that Trail has to offer. After reading Mayor Bogs’

letter in the paper, BV Parks has had a year and a half to have meetings to let us know how much we would be reimbursed and what activities we would be reimbursed for. I would like to also know how often during the year this would be. I would also like to know what happens when the $200,000 they have set aside runs out. Fran Jones, Montrose

Fruitvale mayor offers reasoning for not renewing rec agreement The City of Trail has publicly, through news releases and letters to the editor, expressed their great concern and disappointment at the decision of the Beaver Valley Parks and Recreation Trails Service (BVPARTS) not to enter into a new agreement to transfer funds to the City of Trail so that Fruitvale, Montrose and Electoral Area “A” residents can use recreational amenities in Trail at the same fees as Trail residents. The BVPARTS Committee, of which I am a member and Vice Chair, did not make this decision lightly. The current five-year agreement expires at the end of 2013. During the period of this agreement, $1,020,292 of recreational funding has been transferred to the City of Trail. Keeping in mind the magnitude of public funding that was being utilized to maintain this agreement, BVPARTS, questioned whether the agreement represented the best interests of the residents and taxpayers of the Beaver Valley. While it is true that the City of Trail provided some information in July 2012, the data provided was general in nature, it was not current (the information was from 2011), and did not meet the requirements that were specified in the signed service agreement. BVPARTS requested more specific and timely data but were told that there were limitations to the level of information the City of Trail could provide and the information provided, though minimal, was the best the City of Trail could do at that time. If the

City of Trail, was concerned about the future of the agreement, they should have actively worked to develop a data collection system to provide their partners with data, that demonstrates the value of the service agreement. Without current, valid and accurate data, BVPARTS was unable to determine whether the agreement provided value to our residents as a whole and whether the agreement represented the best interests of the residents and taxpayers of the Beaver Valley. BVPARTS considered, given the fact that we have a functioning recreation department, whether it would be more efficient and cost effective to simply run a reimbursement program that assisted our residents to continue accessing recreation amenities in Trail, and perhaps other local leisure programs as well. Adopting such a model would provide absolute certainty that each and every dollar was spent benefiting our residents. BVPARTS recognizes that some work will be needed to develop an efficient and effective program, but with the input, ideas and guidance of the residents of the Beaver Valley the program will meet the diverse needs of our entire community. The community meeting to seek the advice of all Beaver Valley residents will be on January 21, 2014 and will help us do just that. Just to be clear, the Beaver Valley has met all of our requirements under the current agreement; we did not breach the agreement in any

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way. Our decision not to enter a new agreement, if one was offered, was not a criticism of the recreational amenities offered by the City of Trail. It was simply a decision, in light of all that is going on, to ensure that we are meeting our duty as stewards of the public tax dollars entrusted to us, to be efficient and effective and utilize the funds in a way to provide the most equitable benefit to our Beaver Valley residents. On a closing note, I would like to improve our relationship with the City of Trail, as a strong partnership between the municipalities in the Lower Columbia is beneficial to everyone. The fact is that the discussion around the proposed City of Trail boundary extension to take in the Columbia Gardens industrial area and to annex the Waneta Dam has strained the relationship significantly. The City of Trail’s ongoing internal discussions and releases to local media stating that there is no need to share revenues generated by the proposed annexed properties; and that the Beaver Valley will need to raise taxes so that we can continue to offer the same level of recreational services to our residents causes great concern for us, both as a Recreation Committee and as community representatives. True partners would discuss the issues and find the way to ensure every resident, regardless of where they live, benefits from the relationship. Patricia Cecchini, Mayor Village of Fruitvale

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Kimberley councillor responds to deer protection society By Carolyn Grant Kimberley Bulletin

Kimberley City Councillor Darryl Oakley says that he appreciates the presence of anti-cull protesters at last week’s council meeting, and understands their concerns, but he does have a couple of comments on points made by the BC Deer Protection Society. Council voted last week for a

cull of up to 30 deer — 15 from the Chapman Camp/Blarchmont area and 15 from Marysville. “They are upset about the killing of animals and I do understand that,” Oakley said. “But we can’t just do nothing, and right now there aren’t any other options. “The BCSPCA says translocating is too stressful on deer and most will not survive. There

is a vaccine, SpeyVac, which is allowed in the U.S. but not Canada. We had an aversive conditioning experiment that I think could be effective in parts of Kimberley, especially Marysville, but the government doesn’t allow it. “So we really have very few options.” Oakley says he had a provincial wildlife biologist run some

numbers through the software designed for population estimates. “Here’s what we got. In 2010, we had 204 deer in Kimberley. In 2011 that was up to 242. Then we culled 99 deer in 2011. But the numbers show that if we hadn’t culled, there would have been 287 deer in 2012, 341 in 2013 and heading into 2014, there would be 404 deer. We were get-

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“I was at the far end, like at the river end of the rink, and Mickey Caputo was coming towards me and he asked, ‘Have you ever announced before?’ and I said, ‘No.’ and he asked, ‘Would you like to try?’ and I said, ‘Sure.’ “And that’s how it started.” The rest, as they say, is history. That was in 1962, when Darryl “Tiger” Bell Milburn first took his seat behind the microphone, a year following the Trail Smoke Eaters win at the World Championships in Geneva, Switz. He hasn’t surrendered it since. For over 50 years the Trail native has been the public address announcer for hockey games at the Cominco Arena at every level of play from Atom to the Allan Cup, calling out names as storied as Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens or Anatoli Tarasov of the USSR, and more recently the Team Canada women’s team to the Junior A Challenge Cup. But no matter who is on the ice, Milburn does it with passion and an understated flare that is unique and endearing to Trail hockey fans. “He’s been the guy for just about 25 years for the BCHL team and other things,” said Trail Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawryletz. “He volunteers in the Spud Shack with the crew there, he’s a great guy.” Coincidentally, the former mailman began announcing for the Junior A Trail Smoke Eaters, near the time of his retirement from Canada Post in 1989. Yet, perhaps his greatest thrill behind the microphone was the game announcer when the Soviets visited the Silver City. “That was my biggest game doing the Russian game in ’63,”

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The golden voice of Tiger Milburn is a fixture at Cominco Arena hockey games, as the public address announcer celebrates over 50 years behind the microphone. said Milburn. “That was a big game.” Keeping up with the speedy Soviets was a challenge but learning to say the names correctly proved even more demanding. However, with foresight and ingenuity, Tiger tracked down a local man, Sam Conkin, and received a crash course on how to decipher the Cyrillic and pronounce the Russian names correctly. “When I saw the names, I was thinking how in the hell am I going to say these damn names?” said Milburn. “He (Conkin) broke them all down for me, and I could say Tarasov just like Smith. I got out there and said them all.” Milburn originally sat in a tiny booth between the player benches. In the early days there was no glass, so the action was up close and almost too personal at times, and when he was moved across the ice between the penalty boxes, he was often caught in the middle of verbal and physical

barrages. But his proximity to the action, only made it that more exciting. The game has changed remarkably over the last half century, in both substance and style, but Milburn says the players that stick out in his mind are still the World and Allan Cup champion Smoke Eaters of the early 60s. “There was a lot of good hockey players come through this town,” said Milburn. “But watching the ‘61 team play was awesome, pretty special.” It’s understandable then that his fondest memories were his trips to Europe with then coach Seth Martin and an Old Timers version of the ‘61 Smoke

Eaters in 1974, ‘76, and ‘80 that returned to Switzerland and Sweden for friendly games against old rivals. “Seth said to me one day, ‘I’m going to take the ‘61 Smoke Eaters back to Sweden, you want to go with us as a helper?’ I said, ‘Sure,’” explained Milburn. The team played to packed arenas and were treated like royalty, but the chance to travel and socialize with the team was an experience Milburn says he will never forget. Through it all, Tiger says the stories, and memories of players, coaches and fans, and the excitement of over 50 years of hockey in Greater Trail is reward

enough for his efforts. But few can duplicate the volunteer work that the Tiger Milburns, the Frank Comos, and Bob Moffats do, added Gawryletz. “The world has changed a lot . . . it’s the same guys grinding things out every day, it doesn’t matter what you do, it’s hard to get those kind of volunteers.” As for the 79-yearold Milburn, he has no plans to hang up the mike anytime soon. “It’s been a lot of fun, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it . . . and you know what they say, ‘Volunteers can’t quit, and they can’t get fired.’” Fortunately for Trail. Yoohoo!

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The West Kootenay Fishing Report offers tips on how to catch fish on local lakes and streams. Kootenay Lake: Almost a carbon copy of the last couple months, the fishing has remained constant. Lots of fish, but still waiting for the big ones to come to life. Water conditions are perfect and so is the weather. This is our favourite time of year for fishing the lake, so, hopefully, like everything else this year, things are a month behind. November saw lots of days with 10 to 15 fish coming to the boat — a lot of smaller fish, but usually getting a couple decent fish each day to keep the excitement alive. On the last trip in November, we finally saw a couple big fish come to the boat. A beautiful chrome 18-pound Gerard rainbow followed by an amazing colourful 20-pound ‘bow. Other reports from the lake are similar — lots of shakers and small bull trout, with a couple biggies being reported each week. The north end of the lake is reporting good Bull Trout fishing, but not as many Rainbows. At the start of December, cold weather moved in and action was inconsistent, however, those hearty enough to endure frigid temperatures caught some nice winter rainbows. Flies and lures: What are they biting on? Most of our rainbows are being caught on the surface and our bull trout on the downriggers. So, it’s best to cover both angles if possible. We’re lucky enough to have three or four people on the boat each day so we can run both surface and deep lines. My favourite bucktail flies as of late have been:   #210, 214, 215, and 224. Or the common colours of Black/white, gray/white, purple/white. My favorite Lyman plugs have been:   #16, 55, 69, and 160 as of late. Colours are similar to the flies we’ve been using. And the old standby, flasher/hoochie combo has been catching its fair share of bull trout. Depth: Favourite depths have been 75-feet, 95-feet  and 110-feet for lures. The Kootenay Lake report is courtesy of Kerry Reed of Reel Adventure Charters. Go to reeladventuresfishing.com for more info. The Columbia River: Bottom bouncing on the Columbia has been hot in recent weeks despite cold weather. Gear: The standard three-way swivel with weight, a two-to-three-feet length of leader and float, and a sharp #4-6 Gamagatzu hook with bait is the popular method for winter fishing. Bait can vary from shrimp, maggots, worms, and roe to coloured marshmallows and beads. Tight Lines.

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New coach has limited time to prep women’s Olympic hockey team

THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY - With less than two months to go until the Sochi Olympics, Kevin Dineen will have to hit the ground running as the new head coach of the Canadian women’s hockey team. Dineen was named to the post Tuesday, just a few days after Dan Church’s surprise resignation. Dineen was signed for the remainder of the season and will guide the defending champions at the Feb. 7-23 Winter Games. “This has been a whirlwind few days but when this opportunity presented itself I immediately jumped at it,” Dineen said at a news conference. It’s the first international coaching job for Dineen, who served as head coach of the NHL’s Florida Panthers for parts of

three seasons until he was fired last month. He previously served as head coach of the AHL’s Portland Pirates for six seasons (200511). “We’re very excited that Kevin will join the coaching staff of Canada’s national women’s team and bring his unique perspective to the dressing room,” Hockey Canada chief operating officer Scott Smith said in a statement. “Kevin has had success in both the AHL and NHL, and we’re looking forward to him being a part of the staff for the final push towards Sochi.” Dineen, a 50-yearold who was born in Quebec City and raised in Toronto, also played in 1,188 NHL regularseason games, scoring 355 goals and adding 405 assists. He succeeds Church, who unexpect-

edly stepped down last week. Church said he felt there was a lack of confidence in his ability to coach Canada to a gold medal at the Games. Assistants Lisa Haley and Danielle Goyette handled the coaching duties in Canada’s 5-1 loss to the archrival United States in an exhibition game last Thursday in Calgary. The two women’s hockey powers meet again Friday in an exhibition game in Grand Forks, N.D. As a player, Dineen represented Canada on six occasions. He made four appearances at the IIHF world hockey championship, winning silver in 1985 and 1989. He won a Canada Cup in 1987 and just missed the podium at the 1984 Winter Games, when Canada settled for a

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Obama makes bold statement

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama named openly gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U.S. next year at opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sending a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians. Tennis champion Billie Jean King will join the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremony, while Caitlin Cahow, a women’s ice hockey player and Olympic medallist, will represent the U.S. at the closing ceremony. Both athletes have identified publicly as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender com-

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munity. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said that the delegation “represents the diversity that is the United States” and that Obama was proud to cheer America’s athletes on at the 2014 Olympic Games. “He knows they will showcase to the world the best of America diversity, determination and teamwork,” Inouye said. The decision follows a public campaign by gay rights groups to urge the White House to include gays, lesbians and their supporters in the delegation in hopes of drawing attention to Russia’s national laws banning “gay propaganda.” Those laws and the broader issue of discrimination against the LGBT community in Russia have become a flash point as the world looks to next year’s Olympic Games

in Sochi. The Human Rights Campaign, one of the groups that wrote the White House last month asking Obama to include gays and lesbians in the delegation, applauded the unveiling of the delegation Tuesday. “It’s a positive sign to see openly gay representatives in the delegation,” said spokesman Michael ColeSchwartz. “Hopefully it sends a message to the Russian people and the rest of the world that the United States values the civil and human rights of LGBT people.” First lady Michelle Obama led the delegation to the London Games in 2012, while Vice-President Joe Biden headed the effort in 2010 in Vancouver. Obama’s schedule will not permit him to attend the games in Sochi in February, the White House said.

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constant media barrage publicizes and glamorizes violence, and where these immature teens either don’t understand the consequences of their actions or think prison is simply another badge of toughness. We doubt they would find this activity so much “fun” if the victim were someone they cared about. We’ve forgotten how to be civilized to one another, nor do we value it. Parents not only need to teach compassion and responsibility to their children, but they have the added burden of combating the multiple pernicious influ-

her? -- Sharp Stick in the Ear Dear Sharp: You are already aware that your friend is self-centered and only interested in conversation that is somehow beneficial to her. When she asks, “What’s happening?” she doesn’t really want to know. It’s simply her way of saying hello. Here are your options: You can tell your friend how rude and upsetting this is and ask her to be more considerate; you can restrict your conversation to topics that stroke her ego; you can find other friends. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Furious and Concerned,” whose physician cousin often treats and gives medication to family members. The Medical Board of California does not prohibit physicians from treating family members, but does require that any prescribing of medications (and giving samples

is indeed prescribing) be accompanied by an appropriate history and physical examination. It also requires that adequate medical records be kept of the treatment, the same as for any other patient. In California, the actions described would put

that physician at risk of losing his license for unprofessional conduct. I don’t know what state this cousin lives in, but “Furious” should advise her relatives to stop asking him for free medical care. We all receive

such requests, and they are often difficult to refuse. She also could send the physician a copy of this reply, as he may be unaware that his actions are putting his license at risk. -- Concerned MD in California

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ences around them. It’s hard to raise kids these days, and we commend those parents who manage to do it well. Dear Annie: I have a friend who often asks: “What’s happening?” But when I attempt to tell her, she rudely interrupts and says, “I don’t want to hear about it!” It doesn’t matter what the subject is. She even interrupts for others, saying, “She doesn’t want to hear about it!” She also cuts me off mid-sentence and mockingly finishes my thoughts for me. Attempting to carry on a conversation with her is hurtful and exasperating, and I find her to be extremely rude. However, if the conversation centers on her, it can go on forever. Also, if she is trying to impress people, no matter how boring the conversation, she hangs on their every word. I have to deal with this “conversation bully” often. How am I supposed to handle

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Dear Annie: I just finished watching a piece on the news about young people assaulting others and calling it a game. It seems they walk up to unsuspecting people and throw the hardest punch they can to the face in an effort to knock someone out. In one instance, a man was hit so hard, he fell face first to the curb and fractured his skull. He died, and the person who hit him was charged with manslaughter. The kids being interviewed were all laughing about it, as if it were some sort of party. They said it was a macho thing, to prove how tough or strong you are. The sad part is that they are raised as if their actions have no consequences. Parents, teach your children better before it’s too late. -- Worried Adult Dear Adult: It’s sad to see a world where children think assault is a sport, where the

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Strive to be more patient with others, because Mars being opposite your sign makes it easy to feel annoyed by others. This influence will last for months, so get used to it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Use your increased energy to work, because it won’t always be this easy. In the next eight months, you will be gung-ho about being productive, which is why you’re busy telling others what to do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You want to play! However, those of you involved in creative projects, professional sports, teaching children and anything having to do with the arts will be productive in the months to come. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Increased activity and chaos are taking place at

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home now and in the future. Renovations, visiting guests and residential moves might be some of the reasons for all this hustle and bustle. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You are convincing now and in the months to come, so use this to your advantage. You are persuasive and influential. This is great for writers, actors, teachers and salespeople. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Work hard to boost your earnings now, because you can do so in the next few months. In part, this is because you identify with your earnings and possessions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Try to get more physical exercise in order to use up pent-up energy that could be building up within you. With Mars in your sign for months to come, you’re stoked!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Hidden activities will appeal to you now. In fact, some of you will be dallying in secret love affairs and forbidden trysts. (Oh my.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Competition with others, especially in groups, will be strong during the next few months. You’ll also enjoy hanging out with others on mechanical and physical

projects. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because your ambition is aroused as never before, use this energy. Go after what you want. Make your dreams a reality. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel and a chance to get further education and training appeal strongly to you now. Since this virtually lasts for months, make use

of it to improve your life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Disputes about shared property are likely in the next several months. However, privately, you feel passionate and strongly attracted to someone. YOU BORN TODAY You are passionate, bold and daring. Furthermore, you share your feelings with others, which in turn draws a reaction from them. You are cou-

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rageous in meeting challenges and overcoming them. You have a strong sense of personal freedom, which you always will defend. In the year ahead, partnerships and close relationships will be your top priority. Birthdate of: Jennifer Beals, actress; Cicely Tyson, actress; Gordon Jackson, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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1979 F150 4X4: 1 parts, 1 runs good, new mud terrain tires, $1500/both. 1992 FORD RANGER 4X4: Extended-cab, with canopy, 233,000kms, tow package, runs strong, some rust, $1500obo.

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RVs/Campers WANTED: Travel trailer, 25’-longer, older model, fair condition, cheap for cash. TANDEM STEEL SLED DECK: Fits longbox truck, $500. 2001 RMK 800 SNOW CHECK SPECIAL: 144, many extras, mountain ready, $3000.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Trail Times

OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ www.kootenayhomes.com Experts www.century21.ca CASTLEGAR CORNER

9480 Station Road, Trail

112 - 4th Street, Salmo

$109,000

1120 Warren Street, Trail

$599,000

$109,000

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

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

Great rental package! Upstairs suite features laminate flooring, 2 bedrooms, bright and airy feel, and a great view! Downstairs suite is a compact 1 bdrm. Also includes a vacant 120 x 100 lot with off-street parking! Both suites current rent totals $1050.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Ron & Darlene Your

600 Centre Avenue, Castlegar

$209,900

2304 - 11th Avenue, Castlegar

$225,000

3 bdrm Kinnaird home with mountain

views. Featuring bright and functional 3 bdrm 1.5 bath in a very desirable South kitchen, covered sundeck, easy Castlegar neighbourhood. Hardwood maintenance yard, and carport. flooring, single car garage, fenced yard and See it today! pool all await you! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

1205 Green Avenue, Trail

$145,000

5 bedroom/2 bath home with new kitchen and awesome views! Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Local Home Team

We Sell Great Homes! 1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

$279,000

5 bdrms & 2.5 baths. This wonderful family home features many recent upgrades. The large back deck is great for entertaining right off the newly updated kitchen. Family friendly neighborhood and just minutes to downtown Fruitvale. Call Jodi 250-231-2331

940 9th Avenue, Montrose $209,500 MLS #2394047

1213 Primrose Street, Trail $203,900 MLS # 2393982

This townhouse is fully renovated and offers carefree low maintenance living. Favored end unit. Fully fenced back yard. Xeriscape landscaping with a small veggie garden. The inside of this great home is inspiring. New kitchen, new furnace and new windows!

Ron 368-1162

NEW 302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac

Quiet, private location with garage with workshop. 2 bdrms, one bath, large fully renovated kitchen, separate eating area, office/den, and spacious living room. New flooring throughout. Hot water heat with electric boiler. Power costs are very reasonable and property taxes are low.

3471 Marigold Drive, Trail

$264,900

360 - 2nd Avenue, Rivervale

$399,000

Lovely family home in Glenmerry with many upgrades such as plumbing, wiring, drywall insulation, flooring and windows. Enjoy the open floor plan and fabulous covered deck. Call your REALTOR® now before its gone!!

Perfection! This gorgeous home built in 2009 has it all, 3 bdrms 4 baths, 9 foot ceilings, granite countertops, hard wood, man cave, double garage, and so much more!! All this and situated on a beautifully, landscaped, private lot close to all amenities. You must see to believe!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

LISTING

314 Montcalm Road, Warfield

$419,000

$265,000

This graceful and spacious home offers beautiful “heritage” characteristics including hardwood floors, French doors, charming den, and large rooms. Master bedroom offers huge en suite with jetted tub and lots of closet space. Open and bright kitchen with large, sunny eating area and patio doors to deck.

This 2-3 bedroom home features remodeled kitchen, newer flooring on main and great gas fireplace. Most windows are upgraded and home is bright and open. Gorgeous yard with private sun deck and single car garage. Call your

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

REALTOR® for your personal viewing.

202 Kootenay Avenue, Tadanac

$310,000

1741 - 3rd Avenue, Rossland 1887 Spokane Street, Rossland

$189,000

This home has had many upgrades including new flooring, windows, bathroom, paint and front porch. Newer gas furnace and roof. Lots of privacy on this, .13 acre lot with plenty of trees surrounding it and a large wood deck. Call your REALTOR® today. Call Christine (250) 512-7653

$449,000

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

You will love the floor plan and space in this very well maintained Tadanac Home. It offers a very large and gracious living-room with fireplace. Enjoy entertaining with a beautiful dining room, opens to cozy sun room. Many upgrades including wiring and plumbing. Master bdrm on main with en suite and 3 great bedrooms up. Hardwood floors in living room (under carpet). Don’t miss viewing, call or e-mail your REALTOR® for your personal viewing.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Art Forrest

ext 42

c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

jodi.beamish@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Trail Daily Times, December 18, 2013  

December 18, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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