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‘Bring a Friend’ for this year’s plunge BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

While it was only -2 degrees last year on New Year’s Day when everyone took the plunge, it may be somewhat colder this year when the 44th Field Engineer Squadron leads the charge into the chilly waters of the Columbia at Gyro Park. Polar Bear Swim organizer, Cpl. Chris Buckley, proposes to warm things up for the swim this year by getting even more people into the water. “Our theme is ‘Bring a Friend’ for the swim this year,” said Buckley. “We want to grow every year and this may warm things up a bit as well. ” This year will be the 28th year for the annual event that has grown from a handful of 44th members jumping into the water at 5 a.m. to over 170 participants taking part last year. The fun starts at Gyro with registration at 10:15 a.m. New Year’s Day and the official “jump off” at noon. There will be the much

appreciated bonfire and the concession, this year sponsored by the Navy League of Canada and the Trail Sea Cadets, will be offering hot chocolate, coffee, and hot dogs. Registered swimmers will be entered into prize draws after the swim for prizes and gift certificates from local businesses and a grand prize of two tickets to Vancouver courtesy of Pacific Coastal airlines. “This has turned into a really enjoyable family oriented community event,” said Buckley. “We have whole families that take part, different charity groups, some groups do some fund raising, it’s just an all round good time. “Even if you’re not going to swim come for the show, we get all sorts of crazy costumes and a lot of spectators. Last year there was around 500 people watching.” Buckley reminds swimmers to bring a blanket or robe to wrap around yourself after getting out of the water and to bring warm clothes to change

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The 44th Field Engineers, Cpl. Chris Buckley, may not have his floaty toy with him to paddle around the bay at Gyro Park for the annual polar bear swim this year.


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The Trail Times is reviewing some of the top stories of 2013 as it closes the book on a busy year.


into. Safety for the event is important and the organizing crew will have boundaries around the shore clearly marked to keep participants in the monitored swim area and Kootenay Boundary Fire and Rescue will have their rescue boat at the ready. There will also be a certified swift-water rescue swimmer waiting on the shore just in case anyone runs into trouble. Buckley says the swim even has its own Facebook page for people to get information on the event beforehand and to post their photos of the event afterwards. Although Buckley himself won’t be taking the plunge this year because of work commitments he is still encouraging everyone to come and give it a try. “Hey, if you can swim in Kootenay Lake in the summer you can swim here, there’s not that much difference,” he said. “It’s always good to remember, too, that the colder it is outside,


Big moves in the political arena and big changes outside the sports arena prevailed in Silver City news this year. After the fallout from an airport service review left Trail’s vision of expanding the regional service at odds with the seven-person East End Services (EES) committee, the city threw future flight plans into a tailspin by formally requesting to purchase the airport Jan. 15. Fast forward 11 months to Dec. 19 when Trail released the news that the city reached an agreement to purchase the Trail Regional Airport for S1.28 million from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) with a transi-

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tion plan expected to be secured within the next six months. To maintain the 4,000-foot airstrip running on a break-even basis, the city is considering increasing the $7 fee affixed to the purchase of a ticket to $12, which will avoid a hike in property taxes related to the acquisition and daily operations of the service. Under the RDKB ownership the airport was volunteer-run, however, the city is currently recruiting an airport manager during this initial phase of transition. In April, the future of regional economic development took a hit when 12 of 13 RDKB directors agreed to end an agreement to fund the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), located on Pine Avenue in downtown Trail, TRAIL TIMES FILE PHOTO after six of the seven EES partners A huge makeover to downtown did not wish to continue with the Trail got underway in 2013. service.

The reason given, after an LCIC service review, was the cost of the service and the ability to sustain it. Meaning the three-year contract to provide $224,000 per year would no longer buoy the economic development program after December 2013. The following month, Trail rebounded with the announcement that the city would pursue a boundary expansion into Teckowned land in Area A, with a proposal to absorb 66 parcels of land and the property taxes within the area that includes the Waneta Dam the Teck Reload Facility. The proposed deal secures Teck Trail Operations a long term tax certainty of a reduction in municipal taxes over time, and for Trail, a one-time community investment of $1 million to focus on economic development and a 20-year See CITY, Page 4

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The opening ceremonies of the newly built Kids’ Rink on Dec. 30, 1953, attracted over 500 spectators, the pipe band and dignitaries. Below, the on-going construction of the Kids’ Rink in October, 1953.

The Trail Historical Society has kindly shared stories and photos of Greater Trail’s history. After the opening of the Cominco Arena in 1949, the Trail & District Recreational Projects Society continued its tireless efforts to outfit the Greater Trail region with state-of-the-art recreational facilities and amenities. Sixty years ago this month, the Cominco Arena saw the completion of the kids’ rink addition. The Society’s hope to complete the project within 1953 was realized with a single day to spare, officially opening on December 30th. A long list of projects preceded this one, included the arena itself, the curling sheets within it, a breakwater on the Columbia River for summertime swimmers, lighting at Butler Park, and tennis courts. The Kids’ Rink project served to add an additional ice sheet for the growing youth hockey movement in Greater Trail and figure skaters. Artificial ice was

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installed to a much higher cost than was initially anticipated. The society required a nominal loan to complete the project, which totaled $130,000. Setting themselves a completion date of Christmas 1953, the month of December that year produced mild temperatures and an onslaught of rain, which quickly seeped

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through the temporary roofing erected during construction. Many finishing features and lighting were put on hold until the following year as a result. Several volunteers were responsible not only for fundraising, but also hours of labour. Mr. C.H. Wright, president of the Trail & District Recreational Projects

Society thanked those people at the opening ceremony on December 30, 1953, subsequently handing the key to Mayor E.G. Fletcher. The Trail Pipe Band serenaded the 500 attendees, followed by exhibitions from the Trail Figure Skating Club and the Trail Booster Hockey League. Finally, nearly 150 children laced

up to try evaluate their newest facility. Still used extensively to this day, the Cominco Arena continues to prove a valuable and necessary amenity to the region. Pick up a copy of the Trail Journal of Local History at the Trail Historical Society’s office in Trail City Hall or visit the website www.trailhistory. com.

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Year in Review

People power resonates throughout Greater Trail ing one from Trail. Angie Prime and her dog Vicious were in Toronto for the ceremony on Monday after Vicious came to her rescue when a cougar invaded their Sunningdale home last August. 7 – After months of heated debate, announcement of school closure and staff cuts, School District 20 finally passes its balanced budget in front of a sparse crowd at the Trail Middle School. 10 – Cheyanne Friess, Miss Italo Canadese, was crowned Miss Trail 2013 while Emily Sheri Regnier photo May 3 – A crash at the bottom of the Rossland Hill in Warfield left the driver of this fully-loaded semi truck dead. An investiga- Dawson, Miss Trail Legion, was selected as tion into the cause of the accident was attributed to driver error and equipment malfunction. Trail Princess. good, Interior Health 15 – The Village 19 – Trail’s Don Park. the intersection of the 14 – The election CEO Robert Halpenny of Fruitvale received Nutini, a tireless com25 – The Trail food highway and Tennyson drama that unfolded dismissed the survey almost $500,000 from munity volunteer and banks are in crisis Avenue in Warfield, across the province last as “subjective.” the Gas Tax Fund to promoter, is selected at mode as demand killing the driver. A night barely made a 19 – A retirement continue upgrades to the 2012 Trail-Warfield increases while dona- summer student work- ripple in the Kootenay party was held for its Water Treatment Citizen of the Year. The tions drop due to the ing for the Village of West riding. An hour Local 480 president Plant. Knights of Columbus slow economic condi- Warfield nearby suf- after the polling staDoug Jones, who 15 – School District bestowed the honour tions in the region. fered injuries from the tions had closed and retired after serving 20 rejects an offer from on him at a ceremony 26 – The deadline truck’s debris. 45 of the 115 ballot four terms as the local the City of Rossland at St. Michael’s School for candidates to regis6 – Heroes come boxes reporting, NDP union leader. to keep K-12 classes prior to the start of ter for the May 14 elec- in all shapes and sizes incumbent Katrine 15 – Fruitvale ath- in its city. The city Silver City Days. tion arrives with four and at the 2013 Purina Conroy was already lete Heather Johnson offered a grant-in-aid 24 – A new sponsor people running in the Animal Hall of Fame declared the winner. was safe following of $140,000 per year for the annual Rivers Kootenay West riding ceremony the four- On a night when the a tragic bombing at for three years to keep Day festival is sought – incumbent Katrine legged variety were B.C. Liberal Party the Boston Marathon. the grades. after the Skills Centre Conroy of the NDP, honoured includSee UPSET, Page 12 Johnson crossed the 16 – The writ was drops from its spear- Jim Postnikoff of the finish line about two dropped on the 40th heading role. The day BC Liberals and two hours before terror- provincial election features a cleanup Independent candiists detonated bombs in British Columbia, along the Columbia dates – Joe Hughes of that killed three and which was held on May River banks as well as Nakusp and Glen Byle injured over 100. 14. a celebration at Gyro of Trail. MAY 2 – Canada Post Citizens of the Year ponders opening a private franchise in Trail. Union opposes move citing potential job losses. 3 – An Ontario man was killed when the tractor trailer he was driving flipped at the bottom of the Rossland Hill. The RCMP have concluded that the fully loaded commerArt Harrison photos cial semi trailer unit April 19 – The Knights of Columbus Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year for 2012 Don Nutini (top carrying bricks sufleft) is a regular fixture as a volunteer at the Trail Regional Airport. fered a mechanical Sheri Regnier photo May 24 – The many people involved in the Beaver Valley Blooming Society (top right) were failure when it lost June 26 – John Howell and his family parked a perfect selection for the 2013 Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year Award. “If you look at the its brakes while descending Highway 3B a 53-foot trailer outside their home to fill with Fruitvale area, you can see the beautification that has happened over the years,” said Grace between Rossland and donated items to send to flood-affected areas Terness, Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year committee member. Trail and rolled near of Alberta.

The Trail Times continues its review of the top stories and moments from 2013 in Greater Trail. This edition will review April to June. APRIL 1 – B.C. businesses and consumers adjusted to the elimination of the Harmonized Sales Tax and the return of the Provincial Sales Tax and the Goods and Services Tax. 2- The Glenmerry Citizens Group presents a petition to the city, with over 900 signatures, which eventually halts plans to sell an empty lot in the city’s subdivision. 4 – Thanks to a groundswell of support and online voting, the Rossland-Trail Minor Hockey Association is $20,000 richer in the Kraft Hockey Goes On promotion. Volunteers across Canada were nominated and Trail’s Ken Koshey received enough votes to place him among the 25 winners. A volunteer from Golden was one of five in Canada to earn their association $100,000. 10 – A CBC online survey, which ranked hospitals in Canada, gave the Kootenay Regional Boundary Hospital a “B” grade. While the grade was

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Year in review

City of Trail has ambitious to-do list for 2014

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Downtown traffic was slowed to a crawl as the revitalization plan kicked into high gear. FROM PAGE 1 commitment of $225,000 per year, indexed for inflation, to focus on the economy and diversification. The city received a mitigation proposal

from the RDKB earlier this month pertaining to the loss of revenue for various regional services and a compensation package should the boundary expansion proceed, confirmed David

Perehudoff, Trail’s chief administrative officer. “The city will now work to develop a response to this and will complete a boundary extension report that will be submitted to the province,” he said. “The city would hope to have a response back from the province in the first quarter of 2014 and then assess next steps in the process.” As late spring rolled in to summer, the first stage of Trail’s downtown revitalization plan, called the Victoria Street Corridor project, began at the bottom of Glover Road. From July to October, the major artery through town was a zone of heavy construction while the city’s old bones (sewer and drainage systems) were dug up and replaced with modern

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infrastructure. During this time, many drivers became hot under the collar as long waits in traffic congestion led to numerous phone calls and letters of complaint to the city. The 2013 construction affected more than just peak hours of traffic demand and the high level of traffic disruption was not anticipated, explained John Howes, engineering technician for Trail. All future works within the Victoria Street corridor require a much higher level of traffic management planning, including a more accommodating construction schedule, in order to minimize the disruption of the normal traffic flow, Howes concluded in a December report to council. That observation will be taken into account during Phase 2 of the downtown plan set to resume in the new year. Upcoming improvements include the “pretty” of the plan, such as planting trees and improving upon current greenery; site amenities such as benches and bike racks; and further sidewalk and parking upgrades. November saw the re-emergence of the proposed pedestrian pipe bridge plan when council approved the location of the 300metre walking bridge. The $6.5 million foot-traffic only crossing will start at the west end of Rotary Park, near the Groutage Avenue parking lot, and cross over the Columbia River to

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A proposed foot bridge will link downtown’s Rotary Park to East Trail’s McQuarrie St. Construction could begin in the summer of 2014 pending agreements from all involved parties. end at the intersection of McQuarrie Street and Columbia Avenue in East Trail. Earlier in December, council advanced a design which incorporates a single support tower on each end of the river and the city is now approaching the RDKB and the regional sewer service to determine the level of funding it will provide as part of the regional sewer line being connected to the bridge. “If everything comes together as planned, the city should be in a position to advance a loan authorization bylaw early in 2014 for the city share of the project,” said Perehudoff. The final month of the year saw the end of regional cost-sharing for recreation users in Beaver Valley communities under the Trail Resident Program (TRP). Fruitvale, Area A and Montrose citizens who use Trail’s facilities including the pool, programs and gym at the aquatic centre, Willi Krause Field

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The city is working towards the plan’s completion in January, explained Perehudoff, and a public consultation will follow to advise taxpayers about the estimated property tax impacts. “The city will also work with other bodies to identify potential grant opportunities in hopes of securing moneys to lessen the overall cost of the project,” he added.

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Year in Review

Upset shocks experts on election night FROM PAGE 3 shocked the experts with its majority win, it was all too predictable in Kootenay West. The final results, released two weeks later showed Conroy with 11,349 votes, Liberal Jim Postnikoff with 3,831, independent Joseph Hughes with 2,391 and independent Glen Byle with 431. 23 – The City of Trail released details on a mutual agreement that outlines the Silver City’s intent to expand its boundary into Teck-owned land Art Harrison photo in Area A. The deal involves 66 parcels of June 26 – Above; Fortis BC locked out 225 electrical workers in the Southern Interior including those land including Teck’s at the Warfield System Control Centre. Waneta Reload Facility and the Waneta Dam. The regional district expressed concerns over the deal pointing to the potential negative impacts and taxsharing formulas for the Waneta Dam will have to be worked out between the Beaver Valley and Trail. 25 – A fishing trip to Little Wilson Lake near Rosebery has left one Trail man presumed drowned. RCMP searched for 32-yearMarvin Beatty photo old Michael Guthrie for two weeks follow- May 14 – Above left; The smiles at Katrine Conroy’s headquarters following her victory in Kootenay ing his disappearance West were masking some of the shock felt by many NDP supporters following the B.C. Liberal Party’s after the boat he was return to power in the province. Sheri Regnier photo in capsized. One man April 3 – Above right; Joanne Crossman (right), from the Glenmerry Citizens Group, handed a petimade it to shore but tion with 905 voter signatures to Sandy Lucchini,Trail’s deputy corporate administrator. Guthrie was never found. RCMP brought when he was pro- ition critic for the revealed a surplus of Teindl, City of Trail in sonar equipment to moted to the rank of Columbia River Treaty cash and a hefty sav- auditor from L. Soligo search the deep, fri- Inspector as the first (CRT) review after ings account. “The & Associates Ltd. “This gid lake but did not Officer in Charge of the an NDP post-election city is in a healthy refers to the fact that recover the body. Kootenay Boundary reshuffle of duties. position,” said Craig as of Dec. 31, 2012, 26 – The last two RCMP and stationed in 16 – The City of Catholic parishes in Nelson. Trail has been saving DOLBY 7.1 HIGH FRAME Trail, St. Anthony’s 14 – The Columbia for a rainy day, and this SURROUND SOUND RATE 3D Church, and Our Lady River has a new watch- year it’s time to spend of Perpetual Help dog to guard the future some of the nest egg. (OLPH), were canon- of its southerly flow. A memorandum of the ically suppressed to Kootenay West MLA city’s 2012 financial create the Holy Trinity Katrine Conroy has audit was reviewed at Parish. Canonical sup- been appointed oppos- council and the report Showing pression refers to the to Jan 2nd dissolution of a parish. I’m feeling The church is being The Hobbit: renamed Holy Trinity The Desolation of (Trinity defines God as three divine perSmaug RETURNS! sons) to encompass y (Jan.1) Closed New Year's Da displaced parishionm 7p urs Fri-Mon & Th ers from St. Francis Sat/Sun/EZ Tue 2pm Xavier Church in downtown Trail, which closed some time ago. Anchorman 2 JUNE 13 - A former starts Jan 3! Trail RCMP detach½ price appy hours ment Staff Sergeant, + Nick Romanchuk, has foxy friday’s been promoted to the famous $5 features position of Officer in Charge of the Kelowna 4pm-late RCMP. Romanchuk was stationed in Trail Located in the award winning from 2004 to 2008, Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel 1597 Bay Ave, Trail 24 Hour: 250-364-2114 250.368.3355


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the city had enough cash and investments to pay off all the debt and still have some cash left over.” Teindl said that in 2012, the total revenue of the city was almost $20 million, and of that total almost $12.5 million, or 62 per cent came from property taxes. Another eyecatching figure noted in the report is the city’s $10 million in cash and short term investments. 18 – As the final graduating class of Rossland Secondary School (RSS) made its exit, the Neighbourhoods of Learning (NOL) committee and Red Mountain Academy confirmed its plans to open an independent school in Rossland this fall. The Red Mountain Academy has committed to enrolling its nine international stu-

dents, but to move forward, the independent school needs to have a minimum of 33 students from grades 8-12 enrolled by June 25. 22 – The Arlington Bar and Grill got approval from Trail City Council to open at 9 a.m. for breakfast service and close earlier, at 12:30 a.m. The final approval must come from the B.C. Liquor License Board. 26 – A Trail family is trying to help victims of the flooding in Alberta. The Howell family is accepting donations, which will be loaded into a trailer and taken to Calgary to help victims of the devastating floods. 27 – Fortis BC locks out members of Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The moves affects 225 employees in B.C.’s Southern Interior.


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he National Energy Board (NEB) released its report on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal December 19, finding that plans for building the pipeline are sufficient for its approval. The report states “We have concluded that the project would be in the public interest. We find that the project’s potential benefits for Canada and Canadians outweigh the potential burdens and risks.” The NEB did have a few conditions – 209 of them in fact – but assuming they are all met by Enbridge, the NEB says the pipeline project is good to go. But this does not mark the end of the process. It is merely a first step in what is shaping up to be an extremely adversarial process driven by environmental extremists. A group called ForestEthics, which claims to have organized the largest act of civil disobedience in Canada “in the history of the pipeline fight,” has pledged, that regardless of law, regardless of public opinion, regardless of the fact that Canada stands to benefit from energy production in Alberta, Northern Gateway

will “never be completed.” Ben West, who campaigns against the oil sands for ForestEthics, frames the issue as one of the federal government overriding the will of the province of British Columbia and pledges that their “many thousands” in the anti-oil sand social movement will never relent on the pipeline. Other environmental groups such as, the Suzuki Foundation, and Greenpeace will no doubt join them in the ongoing campaign against Northern Gateway. In an e-mail sent the day of the decision, the Suzuki Foundation encouraged its followers to send notes to persuade First Nations bands to disapprove construction of the pipeline. This is a deeply troubling situation for several reasons. First, it overturns an expectation that has prevailed throughout Canada’s history, which is that people can engage in lawful commerce without threats of intimidation, violent protests, political sabotage, and slander or disinformation campaigns. The expectation that one will be allowed to engage in legal commerce is vital to our economy because



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investments are made in businesses on that expectation. Without the expectation that one will be able to engage in lawful commerce, business investments become higher in risk, and ultimately become more scarce, to the detriment of a healthy economy. Indeed, Fraser Institute’s annual Global Petroleum Survey consistently finds that perceptions of unfairness in a jurisdiction’s legal system is a significant deterrent to investment in petroleum exploration and development. Enbridge is a big company and can defend itself. But one has to assume that they’ve spent many millions in the process of applying to build the Northern Gateway pipe-

line and they would not have done so without the expectation that if they follow the laws of the land, they would be allowed to build the pipeline. It’s just common sense to expect companies to avoid proposing any controversial projects that might be completely legal but still die a political death. The situation is troubling for another reason, which is that ForestEthics, and other pipeline-protest groups, are actively working to undermine a dulyestablished process and fairly-arrived at outcomes, that can then be implemented (or not) depending on the recommendations received. The consultation and comment process undertaken by the NEB cost over $500 million to complete and took four years. If activist groups can negate the outcomes of such consultation and public comment processes, why would anyone expend the effort to do them? The federal government has six months to decide on the pipeline. Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces an ugly situation regardless of how the federal government acts on the Northern Gateway or

other energy transportation infrastructure. He is literally in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. If he lets the pipeline proceed he will infuriate a swath of Canadians. If he turns the project down, he’ll infuriate a different swath of Canadians, mostly in his home province, but across Canada as well. But despite the political risk, there is one thing the federal government might wish to consider with regard to the message it would send by failing to uphold Enbridge’s right to conduct lawful business in Canada, as approved by the National Energy Board, after extensive consultation and public involvement. A failure to allow the pipeline will essentially send the message that Canada’s political process is nearly as dysfunctional of that of the U.S., and Canada can no longer deliver on critical energy infrastructure. That’s not a happy message for the holiday season. Kenneth Green is Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute.

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Teck committed to health and safety For over 100 years Trail Operations has operated as a world class refinery and smelter in the West Kootenay of British Columbia. Our facility refines and recycles everything from metal concentrates to used batteries into metals and fertilizers that we all rely on. Over our 100-year history we have grown in lockstep with the city of Trail and surrounding communities. Our people live, work and raise their families in this community. I can say with certainty that no one cares more about the health and safety of people in this region than those of us who live here. We are supportive of

the efforts of residents of Northport, Washington, a community south of Trail, to determine what is causing any unusual rates of illness in their community. It is important to note that we have not seen similar rates of illness in Trail. Further, a 2004 human health study relating to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by the United States Department of Health found no link between the rate of IBD in Northport and in other counties in northeast Washington and Trail Operations. And, a recent study by the BC Centre for Disease Control found rates of IBD in Trail were far lower and not comparable to those

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.!! Well, it is in my opinion. Now, I know some people don’t feel the same way, and I almost cringe, yet feel sad when I hear the dreaded words, “I just hate Christmas.” Yes, there is so much hype, stress and commercialism around the holiday, but, you don’t have to buy into it. You don’t have to purchase the tinsel, eggnog, and all that sparkly stuff, do you? There is so much more to Christmas, and the real reason we celebrate it, but , it is you and you only that has to find that reason, your special reason. We put the news on and,

wow, do they promote all the negative issues in the world, you can even watch all 24 hours of your day if you choose. What I hope, is that you realize that there is still good in our world, there are still so many good, loving, wonderful, caring people in our world, and right here in our communities, and I hope right there in your corner of the world. They are there, just look, your partner, family, kids, your close friends, the ones that you can phone at 3 in the morning, if something is wrong. These are the ones that you can depend on, the ones that help. You need to tell these people

reported in Northport. We take our commitment to supporting the health and safety of residents very seriously. We have invested more than $1.5 billion at Trail Operations to modernize the facility and improve its environmental performance. As a result, Trail Operations has seen a 95 per cent decrease in emissions of metals to air and water since the mid-1990s. We are committed to continuing to improve our performance and ensuring the West Kootenay region remains a great place to live and work. Greg Belland General Manager, Teck Trail Operations

Remember the real meaning of Christmas how “Important” they are in your lives, they should know. How about this season, we focus on the positive things that happen daily, the small acts of “Kindness” we see, that happen every second of every day. Again they are there, you just need to watch and listen. As, Trains, Christmas song, says, “Shake up the Happiness:, “Fill the world with Happiness”, and I am saying, “Let’s send some happiness and fill our world with happiness, cause it’s Christmas Time”!! Merry Christmas to all , and I hope that you are on Santa’s “Nice” list this year. Deborah Shergold Warfield

Economy missed expectations in 2013 THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Wait until next year. It’s a familiar refrain for sports teams, but the premise is getting old for Canadians awaiting the return of an economy that can be counted on for jobs, solid incomes and financial security. As far back as 2010, the Bank of Canada held out the prospect of better times in the year ahead. But unexpected events - whether it was a tsunami in Japan, a debt crisis in Europe, or political shenanigans in Washington always took the shine off the optimism. “If you were looking for a theme song for the Canadian economy, it would either be ‘With a Little Help from my Friends,’ or, alternatively, Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ ” says Craig Alexander, TD Bank’s chief economist.

He says we’re still waiting for a hand-off from consumer-driven growth. “We are going to eventually get this rotation toward exports and business investment and away from real estate and consumer spending. We said that would happen in 2013. It didn’t happen. Now we’re saying it is going to start next year,” Alexander said. Snatch away the stimulus measures and Canada, some say, would most likely still be in recession. CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld there was nothing fundamentally amiss about Canada’s domestic economy before 2008 when the world’s financial system was dealt a severe blow by a meltdown in the U.S. real estate, which spread to banking and other industries. While Canada’s

economy initially emerged from the 2008-9 global recession in relatively good shape, it has limped along more recently amid weakened demand for many of the country’s major exports. “Part of the reason Canada hasn’t seen the lift in capital business spending is because the rest of the world has disappointed us,” Shenfeld said. Optimism for 2014 is tied to how quickly the U.S. recovers and how much that boosts Canadian exports. The Royal Bank is among the most optimistic, pencilling in a 2.6 per cent expansion next year, and 2.7 the year after that, which will more quickly close the output gap and get the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates in 2015. With the housing market overbuilt and household debt at rec-

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PATERSON, JAMES — May 18, 1943 Glasgow, Scotland - December 11, 2013 Trail, British Columbia. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dearest Papa on December 11, 2013. Jim came to Trail, with his family, at the age of fourteen. In 1962 he joined the Canadian Army where he served as a medic. He returned to Trail in March 1964 to marry Glenda. They travelled to many places; his daughters were both born in Germany. The family returned to the Kootenays in 1972, where they lived and worked ever since. Jim retired from the Ministry of Health, as an audiometric technician, after 23 years. Jim had a special way with older folks and children. He had a kind heart and was generous to a fault. In his retirement he looked after his

three grandchildren until school age. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, and hitting the casinos. His many talents included painting, music and dancing. Jim will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his loving family. Jim is survived by his wife Glenda, of 49 years, two daughters; Maggie (Elliot) Roach and Rhonda (Mike) Barisoff, three grandchildren; Carli (David) Volpatti, Mason Roach, Misha Barisoff and great-grandson Benjamin Volpatti. Jim also leaves behind his brother Bob (Chris) Paterson, his sisters; Isabelle (Mel), Irene (Gerry), and May. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and James Paterson and his brother Joseph. Jim will also be missed and remembered by his mother-in-law Bernice Swanson, sisters-in-law Charlene (David) Davidow, Leslie (Rick) Morris and brother-in-law Murray (Gaylene) Walsh and many special nieces and nephews and their children. Jim adored all the little ones.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ (Carberry’s Chapel). Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at *** STAPLEFORD, RUTH MAY LYNN – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth on December 18, 2013 in Vernon, BC, born October 31, 1927 in Rossland, BC. Ruth enjoyed bowling, was an avid Canuck’s fan, and a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. She is survived by her partner: John

Boag; sons: Harvey L’Ecluse; Harold L’Ecluse (Helen L’Ecluse); daughter: Ethel Moteer (Pat Moteer); 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents: Harvey and Ethel Lynn; brother: Gordie Lynn; sisters: Dorothy Hansen, and Ethel McFarland. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their care of Ruth during her final days. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Ruth’s name to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (1212 West Broadway,Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3V2). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®, Armstrong 250-5467237 & Vernon 250-558-0866


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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, father and grandpa on December 10th, 2013 at the age of 88. Albert was born April 6, 1925 at Hespero, Alberta to James and Annie Krest. He was the eldest of three brothers. Albert married Violet Molnar at Leslieville, Alberta on June 16, 1955. He worked many construction jobs with the highway department. In 1956 he moved to Trail and started employment with C.M.&S. (Teck), he retired in 1986. Albert and Violet were blessed with their first child Doris in 1956 and a double blessing of Donald and Dorothy in 1958 and blessed again with Darcy in 1959. Albert was predeceased by his son Donald, his parent, his two brothers George and Robert and his mother-in-law Anna Molnar. He cherished his family and all his friends and always looked forward to his summer vacations at Christina Lake. He enjoyed the ‘humorous” title of “The Mayor of Christina Sands” Alberta enjoyed collecting many items through out his life such as tobacco cans, insulators and bottles. He also loved to tell a story about each one. Many called Albert the friendly giant. He could start a conversation with anyone any place. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd-fellows since 1963, Corinthian Lodge #27 of the Masons since 1978 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14, Rossland 1978. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife Violet of 58 years, his daughter Doris (Elmo) Denney, Dorothy (Doug) Hidlebaugh, Darcy (Erika) Krest and granddaughter Rebeka Krest. Memorial Services were held December 20, 2013 at the Castlegar Canadian Legion #170. A private family internment at Mountain View will be done at a later date. The family wishes to thank the First Responders, Ambulance Attendants, RCMP and all others for their quick response and professional care given at our home. We especially like to thank Bill Strilaeff, Bill Clark and the staff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel which has been entrusted with arrangements. Donations in Albert’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundations, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 2V2

Mob boss ruled Montreal’s crime scene for decades

THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - Vito Rizzuto, the reputed head of the Montreal Mafia who built a powerful criminal organization with international tentacles, died in hospital Monday. Rizzuto, 67, passed away of natural causes,

said Maude HebertChaput of Montreal’s Sacre-Coeur Hospital. His death raises questions about the future of the Rizzuto clan’s decades-old empire, which was crippled by his 2006 extradition to the United States. Rizzuto was arrested

by Canadian authorities in 2004 and extradited two years later to the U.S., where he was convicted for his role in the 1981 murder of three Bonanno crime-family members in New York City. Following his October 2012 release, Rizzuto returned to

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the Italian Mafia in Canadian history. Rizzuto’s eldest son, Nicolo Jr., was killed in broad daylight in December 2009. That brazen daytime shooting would set off a spate of killings and disappearances targeting some of Rizzuto’s closest allies and associates. Paolo Renda, Rizzuto’s brotherin-law and the consigliere of the clan, disappeared in May 2010, vanishing from near his luxury home in north-end Montreal. Family members found his car but no trace of Renda, who has not been heard from since. Rizzuto’s criminal empire stretched from South America to Europe. In 2005, Italian prosecutors filed charges against Rizzuto over allegations that the Mafia was involved in the building of a multibillion-dollar bridge linking mainland Italy to Sicily. That bridge was to be one of that country’s largest-ever public works projects - a dream of myriad people in that region that had gone unfulfilled since the early days of the Roman Empire.

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From bangs to flats: Key moments in fashion during 2013 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - It was a year for pixie haircuts, chunky flat shoes, bangs on our first lady and bare skin ... lots of it, on movie actresses and pop stars. Fashion always has its royalty, and this year, Kerry Washington was a queen. For real royalty, we had Kate Middleton, making the rest of us mortals feel a little better by flashing her mommy tummy. If Kate made us feel good, Lululemon didn’t, when its chairman appeared to blame women’s own bodies for problems with those popular yoga pants.

A look back at these and other key fashion moments throughout 2013: MICHELLE’S BANGS: Nobody would call bangs a new trend, but when the first lady’s involved, things take on more significance. In fact, President Barack Obama actually called his wife Michelle’s new hairdo the most significant event of his second inauguration. Unveiled just in time for the festivities, the new hairdo made enough news to have its own (unofficial) Twitter account, F i r s t L a d y ’s B a n g s , which issued alerts

like “Just got a text from Hillary Clinton’s side-part.” QUEEN OF THE RUNWAY, AIRWAVES AND EVERYWHERE ELSE: By the time she appeared in a lovely Stella McCartney floral frock and high red leather pumps as a judge on “Project Runway,” it was clear: In the realm where Hollywood meets fashion, Kerry Washington is royalty. On her hit show, “Scandal,” playing professional fixer Olivia Pope, she was all professional Washington Washington, D.C., that is - but on the red carpet, she was glamour

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personified. KATE MAKES US FEEL GREAT: Much has been said about the fashion sense of the Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton, but in 2013, it was something a bit different that caught our eye. Peeking out under her blue-and-white polka dot dress as she emerged from the hospital post-childbirth was a pronounced “mommy tummy,” a normal development but something most celebrities keep under wraps, until their personal trainers have whipped them back into magazine-cover shape. Thanks, Kate! LULULEMON, NOT SO MUCH: Remember those popular yoga pants that had the unintended effect of being see-through? Well, ladies, turns out the ongoing fabric problems with those pants, including pilling, was YOUR fault. Or rather: the fault of YOUR THIGHS. Founder and chairman Chip Wilson of Lululemon Athletica noted in a TV interview that “Frankly, some women’s bodies just actually don’t work” for the pants, because of thighs rubbing against fabric. Now Wilson just actually won’t be working as chairman of Lululemon; the company announced his resignation from the post in December. TAKING IT ALL OFF: No thigh-rubbing problem for Gwyneth Paltrow, who was

happy to show just how little cellulite she has when she appeared at the “Iron Man 3” premiere in a dress with sheer mesh panels on the sides, leaving little of her lower body and, er, posterior to the imagination. But we all nearly forgot about Gwyneth when we saw actress Jaimie Alexander at the “Thor” premiere, her black gown expanding the see-through effect to the midriff and upper regions. THE FLAT SHOE, THE PIXIE CUT: Think short, ladies! In shoe stores this year, you could see a trend toward flats, including a notable reinter-

pretation of those chunky Birkenstocks. The first ripple effect would be comfort, of course, but the changes are more profound, notes Virginia Smith, Vogue’s fashion market and accessories director: “Every woman wants a flat right now, and that has a big impact on fashion because it changes proportion.” Another trend: pixie hair, on everyone from Michelle Williams to Anne Hathaway to Jennifer Lawrence. “It will have an effect beyond celebrity and the runway,” Smith says. TRENDSETTER MILEY?

Speaking of influence, dare we call Miley Cyrus a trendsetter? She was already a trailblazer with her pixie cut from 2012, but hey, you probably were too busy watching the stuck-out tongue, teddy-bear leotard and nude bikini (which falls into the baringit-all trend at the MTV Video Music Awards). Only weeks later, she was all elegance in sequined Marc Jacobs at the Night of Stars gala. Miley the fashion icon? Not by the standard definition. But heading into 2014 she was one of the mostwatched people on the planet. “Blurred Lines,” indeed.

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Team set to close out 2013 against West Kelowna Game doubles as fundraiser for Cadance Brace By Times Staff The Trail Smoke Eaters are hoping a rare week-night matchup and deserving community cause will inspire the team to close out the 2013 calendar on a winning note. The team hosts the West Kelowna Warriors at the Cominco Arena in Trail’s only Monday night game of the regular season. The game will also be in support of Cadance Brace, a local five-year-old girl currently undergoing chemotherapy at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver where she is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, cancer of the white blood cells. A portions of the gate receipts, puck toss and 50-50 draws will be donated to support the Trail family. The community-minded deed and the rare Monday game could combine to wash away the Smokies’ forgettable finish prior to the BCHL’s Christmas break last weekend. The Smokies had a 3-2 lead on the Victoria Grizzlies last Friday night before giving up three goals in the final 20 minutes of a 5-3 loss in the B.C. capital. The

Grizzlies scored three goals in an eightminute span to start the third and turned the game around. The next night in Chilliwack, the Chiefs blew away their 11-game losing streak and Smokies in one fell swoop with a recordtying output in a 13-5 shellacking. Sean Davies had a two-goal effort for Trail. Meanwhile, the Warriors are looking to close out a strong month of December where they’ve won five of seven games. Since the start of the month, the Warriors have inched up the Interior Conference standings and currently sit third, just four points behind the secondplace Vernon Vipers with two games in hand. However, in the bunched up standings, the Warriors also have to look over their shoulder with Salmon Arm, in fourth, and Merritt, in fifth, only one and two points behind respectively. That means even though the struggling Smokies’ playoff hopes continue to dim, the squad can still play a pivotal role in the playoff fortunes of other teams. And Trail has found success against the Warriors. The Smokies won the last meeting, 5-1 in West Kelowna back on Nov. 2. The Warriors won the first matchup between the two teams with a 5-3 victory in Trail on Sept. 28.

Year in Review

Greater Trail hockey products reach national and international stages

The Trail Times is reviewing the memorable moments from 2013. In this issue we’ll look back on April to June: April 2 - Julien Locke wins silver in the 1.6 km. Sprint at the Haywood ski nationals at the Callaghan Valley training centre in Whistler. 3 – Warfield’s Tom Pitman threepeated as the Canadian Junior Men’s champion capturing the title at the Sport Chek Canadian Snowboardcross championship. 5 – Trail minor hockey coach Ken Koshey is one of 20 volunteers to win the Kraft Hockey Goes On promotion, netting the Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association $20,000. 9 - The Quinnipiac Bobcats with Greater Trail forwards Connor and Kellen Jones, and Travis St. Denis made the Frozen Four, the finals for the NCAA championship ice hockey tournament, by beating Union 5-1. 10 – Red Mountain Racer Jane Andison claims the U14 B.C. girls downhill title for combined Giant Slalom and slalom races in Vernon. Darren Rich led his KootenayOkanagan team of five-pin bowlers to the provincial championship and a

The Kootenay Chrysler Bull-a-Rama provided another night of spills and thrills at the Cominco Arena. berth in the Canadian national championship in Newfoundland, while Trail’s Glenmerry Bowl doubles team of Devon Fulton and Joshua Mack won the senior division in the youth provincial final. 11 – Black Jack skier Julien Locke is the top junior in the 3.3 km skate at the U.S. SuperTour finals in Tahoe, Calif. See HOME, Page 11

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Sports Year in REview

Home of Champions monument adds four more names the World championship in England. 6 – The Home of Champions monument receives not just a face lift but four more names to its venerable list. Kickboxer Terry Yuris, ski coach Grant Rutherglen, hockey player Trevor Johnson, and actor Kevin McNulty join 117 other Greater Trail luminaries. 8 – Trail native Riley Brandt helps Team B.C. to a gold medal at the 12th annual National Aboriginal Hockey championship in Kahnawake, Que. With a 5-3 final win over Ontario. 12 – The Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League win the President’s Cup championship thanks to Trail native Todd Robinson’s overtime goal in Game 7 to lift the Americans to a 3-2 victory over the Wichita Thunder. Robinson led all playoff scorers with 22 points. 15 – The Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls soccer team wins the Public School ‘A’ championship by routing its rivals in four games in Osoyoos. 16 – Trail Smoke Eaters report losses of over $60,000 at their Annual General Meeting after a major decline in season-ticket sales, and a shortfall in fundraising. 29 – Birchbank golfer Tyler McKay places third in the individual event at the Single A provincial high school golf championship

Everyone was getting their kicks during 2013. Above and clockwise; Youngsters had plenty of energy to chase the soccer ball while new heights were cleared at Haley Park and down low at Butler Park. Meanwhile, the local trio of Travis St. Denis, Kellen and Connor Jones led Quinnipiac University to the finals of the U.S. college hockey championship.

FROM PAGE 10 16 Heather Johnson competes in Boston Marathon and fortunately misses bombings that kill three and injure over 250. 17 – Riley Brandt of Trail and Fruitvale’s Lindsay Swanson both make the line up for Team B.C. for the National Aboriginal Hockey championship in Kahnawak, Que. AAA Jays are uanable to field a team for Trail American Legion Baseball due to lack of bodies. 23 – Pat Iannone is named MVP as he helps his Team Italy advance to the elite division of the World Hockey Championship to be held in Sweden in 2014. The Canadian Sledge Hockey team coached by Mike Mondin wins the 2013 IPA World Sledge Hockey championship in South Korea beating the Americans 1-0 in the final. 24 – Rossland Secondary School golf team wins two tournaments south of the border in Chewelah and Colville, while the RSS senior girls soccer team capture

the Kootenay Cup in Creston. 30 – Kootenay Chrysler Bull-a-Rama delivers another wild ride with plenty of spills and thrills that eventually saw with rookie Corey Waterson of Australia winning the golden spurs. Photo MAY 2 – Trail’s Travis St. Denis receives Rookie of the Year honours for the Quinnipiac Bobcats of the NCAA. Montrose native

Luke Bertolucci’s Edmonton Oil Kings gets set to face off against Trail’s Joey Baker and his Portland Winterhawks for the WHL championship, the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The Winterhawks were also coached by Castlegar native Travis Green. 3 – Trail Martial Arts brings home 17 medals from the Tae Kwon-Do International Canadian championship in Kelowna, qualifying nine competitors for

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High School senior girls soccer championships, losing to Glenlyon Norfolk 5-3 in the bronze medal game. It was the last provincial event to be held at RSS. - Rossland golfer Tyler McKay, 17, wins the Johnny Bucyk championship in Creston receiving exemptions into the Canadian Junior championship, and the Mizuno National jun-

ior gold championship. 5 – Sport BC with Teck operations presents the community Sports Hero award to nine deserving Greater Trail residents including Brian Pipes, Brad Eliot, Dale and Wendy Glover, Liz Iannone, John D’Arcangelo, Dan Horan, Sheila Hawton, and Sandra Rothwell. 11 – Ken Koshey is named Coach of the Year by B.C. Hockey See GOLFERS, P. 12


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SPORTS Players to watch at World Juniors

THE CANADIAN PRESS Players to watch at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden Jonathan Drouin, Canada - The flashy scorer and playmaker for the Halifax Mooseheads was one of Canada’s best forwards at last year’s world juniors and likely will be again. Tampa Bay’s third overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. Mikhail Grigorenko, Russia - The six-footthree playmaking

centre already has 43 games of NHL experience with Buffalo after a stellar junior career with the Quebec Remparts. The Sabres opted to send the 19-year-old back for a third world junior tournament. Sam Reinhart, Canada - The offensive motor of the Kootenay Ice, a possible first overall pick in the 2014 draft, was twice captain of Canadian under-18 teams. William Nylander,

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Sweden Born in Calgary, where his father Michael Nylander played for the Flames, he is expected to go high in the 2014 NHL draft. The fivefoot-11 centre is only 17, but plays for Modo in Sweden’s top pro league. Kaspari Kapanen, Finland - The son of former NHL forward Sami Kapanen is another with hockey in the family who should go high in the next NHL draft. He’s on the small side at five-foot-10, but is a tricky playmaker who can beat opponents one-on-one. Zach Fucale, Canada - The Montreal

Canadiens’ secondrounder was the first goalie picked in the 2013 draft. He’s used to playing behind top talent in big events with the Memorial Cup champion Halifax Mooseheads, so shouldn’t be fazed by the world juniors. Connor McDavid, Canada - Many consider the Erie Otters’ young star the best prospect since Sidney Crosby. How much he will play depends on how ready he is to take on the world’s best under-20 players. The supremely skilled forward is only 16 and is the early favourite to go first in the 2015 draft.

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FROM PAGE 11 Birchbank’s Brad Harding and Creston golfer Kowan O’Keefe capture top spots in their respective B.C. Golf provincial qualifiers at Christina Lake and Redstone Resort. Harding topped the senior’s event while O’Keefe took the amateur side. 13 – The Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association selects U-15 Big Horns won the regional playdowns in Creston with a 5-0 win over Cranbrook in the final to advance to the provincials. 15 – Tyler McKay takes home the championship medal for winning the Zone 1 West Kootenay Junior Golf Tour championship at Balfour Golf Course. 20 – Trail native Theresa Hanson leads Team Canada as Chef de Mission into the 2013 University Summer Games in Kazan, Russia. 23 – The Trail Steelers go undefeated and win the U12C Regional Fastpitch tournament with a convincing 10-2 victory over the Prince George Jr. Panthers. 23 – Jackson Konkin, 13, takes top spot in the Christina Lake Triathlon.

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The Door is Open How many of us live in prisons of our own making? If you feel constrained by the circumstances of your life and yet those circumstances are largely your own creations, then you have indeed built yourself a prison. Henry David Thoreau writes about those who have “forged their own golden or silver fetters,” accumulating wealth and property to the point where they are literally enslaved to it. He reminds us that “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” And a man is free in the same proportion. The ultimate freedom is to have the liberty of mind and spirit to do as one would choose, free of duress or external control. Most adults live life free of external control, and yet we feel constrained by the circumstances of our lives. We must toil and work like slaves because we have allowed materialism to become our master. We are slaves to our appetites and desires because we have allowed hedonism to become our master. And we are imprisoned by our own minds because we fail to see that there are other ways to think and live. The Sufi poet Rumi asks “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” The answer can only be that it is a prison of our own choosing. —Christopher Simon


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fter a mere nine months on the job, Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013. The editors at Time award the annual distinction to the individual whom they consider the most influential global newsmaker of the year. What is it about Francis that makes him such a sensation? Francis became pope at a time when all the news streaming out from the Vatican was negative. The clerical sexual abuse scandal, Vatileaks, the Vatican’s paternalistic louise attitude towards women religious in the United States, the refusal to discuss the ordination of Everyday Theology women, and the endless focus on sexual morality had disheartened many faithful Catholics. While many were wondering how much longer they could remain part of the church, others had already left. Into this milieu, a relatively unknown cardinal, José Bergoglio, burst onto the world stage and captured the hearts of Catholics and nonCatholics alike with lightning speed. Choosing the name Francis, after the saint known for the renunciation of his wealth, his embrace of poverty and his radical commitment to the gospel, Pope Francis signaled that change was afoot. At the institutional level, Pope Francis is initiating change. He has set up committees to address the church’s dismal record on child sex abuse and to restructure the Vatican Bank. On a pastoral level, he has called a synod to discuss the issues facing families. While there is nothing unusual about a pope calling a synod, Francis is asking ordinary Catholics for input in advance of the synod through the circulation of a questionnaire that is available online in most dioceses. Since his election as pope, Francis has surprised the world with his spontaneity and humility. He is a man who eschews both the trappings and protocols of the highest clerical office in the church. He drives around the Vatican in a 1984 Renault, a gift from a priest who served the poor, instead of the papal Mercedes. He acknowledges the institutional sinfulness of the church, as well as his personal failure to perfectly follow Christ and receives the sacrament of reconciliation biweekly. He reaches out to the disadvantaged and wounded, not only caressing a man disfigured with neurofibromatosis, but also by walking among the poor at night in order to feed them. He meets the temporal and spiritual needs of those with whom he comes into contact. This man, who is the subject of so many photos, is not about the photo-op. This man, whom some call “Francis, the Frugal”, and who promotes a “culture of encounter” between the church and the world, is about following Christ. Francis brings the Gospel message of hope into lives that are broken, and into a world where the news is generally negative. In my view, Pope Francis has an extraordinary ability to make God present to people. He reminds the world that the message of Christmas is a message for everyday: God is with us. He shows the church and the world that God is not an abstract theological concept wrapped up in dogma and doctrine, nor a far off deity unconcerned with the affairs of humans. Francis carries the healing mission of the church into the world. This global newsmaker is about much more than headlines, good public relations and snappy photos. He is about the compassionate mercy of God, and that attracts attention. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a catechist and former teacher, with degrees in English and Theology. She blogs at



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Pot and pipelines: 2013 B.C. news quiz 1. When Premier Christy Clark took the stage after her upset election win May 14, the first thing she said was: A: I’m going to Disneyland! B: Well, that was easy! C: Oh no, now I have to pay off the debt! D: Socialism is dead! 2. How many proposed liquefied natural gas export proposals are there on the B.C. coast, according to the premier’s latest estimate? A: four B: six C: eight D: ten

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B. Pay for $300,000 in dental work for locals who couldn’t afford it. C. Provide cars and trucks for people he considered needy. D. Sensible BC marijuana legalization campaign E. All of the above 4. How has the province said it would raise money to pay for a promised new bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel? A. Tax increases B. Toll like the Port Mann Bridge. C. Small tolls on all Metro Vancouver bridges and major roads D. It hasn’t 5. What admission to U.S. border guards did some B.C. residents find can be deemed a “crime of moral turpitude” and result in America barring your entry? A. Atheism B. Past use of marijuana C. Past conviction for impaired driving C. Past or present membership in the NDP

6. Which of the following wasn’t proposed in B.C.’s liquor law review? A: Licensing alcohol sales at farmers’ markets B: Letting children into pubs with their parents C: Serving alcohol for slot players on BC Ferries D: Selling hard liquor in grocery stores 7. Burnaby’s Tung Sheng (David) Wu was convicted and jailed for performing illegal: A. Proctology B. Taxidermy C. Electronic waste recycling D. Dentistry 8. Since his triumph in the HST referendum, former premier Bill Vander Zalm has campaigned against: A: An alleged secret global surveillance system using smart meters B: An alleged secret global climate control scheme using “chemtrails”

C: An alleged secret European Union plot to control world finance through consumption taxes D: All of the above 9. What’s the transportation ministry’s solution to prevent the new Port Mann Bridge from dropping more ice bombs onto cars? A. A system of scrapers and brushes along each cable to remove ice B. Aerial drones that spray the cables with de-icing solution C. A flock of seagulls trained to peck loose ice chunks D. Closing the bridge and waiting for ice to melt 10. What did Metro Vancouver mayors propose in 2013 as a new way to raise money for cash-strapped TransLink? A. $5 toll at the border on all vehicles heading south to the USA B. Regional sales tax of up to 0.5 per cent C. Adding magnets

to new SkyTrain fare gates to suck loose change out of pockets D. Forcing SeaBus passengers to row to help save on fuel costs E. Installing slot machines in SkyTrain stations

tastings at the pharmacy counter B: Issuing reward points or other “kickbacks” to customers buying prescription drugs C: Refusing to sell prescribed medical marijuana D: Refusing to act as supervised injection sites

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can absorb the odor of whatever is nearby. It’s also possible your sister keeps the actual litter box in her bedroom or closet, or perhaps she doesn’t clean it as often as she should. We understand that she is sensitive to criticism, but don’t you think she would want to know that other people can smell her? Please bite the bullet and speak up. Tell her you are sure she’d want to know. Dear Annie: I was married for 20 years when my husband left me for another woman. At first, I was upset, but in the intervening years, I have changed my mind. Please print

underscored that having a man in your life does not determine your level of happiness. Too many women believe otherwise. Dear Annie: I am responding to “Not Unsympathetic,” whose granddaughter’s birthday parties are “ruined” by a 6-year-old autistic stepgrandson. I am the mother of a child on the autism spectrum. While his autism is very mild and would not ruin family gatherings, I am sensitive to his issues. Many times, autistic children have a meltdown because the stimulation is too much for them. The sounds, smells and noise produce a fight-or-flight response. That is not the same thing as a tantrum, in which children become unruly because they aren’t getting their way. The stepgrandson isn’t going to the party with the intent of ruining it. Try to imagine a situation in which

the noise is too much, the colors too bright, the smells overwhelming, and there are some alien rules of behavior that you don’t understand. Try to hold it together under those circumstances at the age of 6. When we’re out

with our son, we do our best to anticipate what might cause a meltdown and try to avoid it. But sometimes we don’t know what’s going to trigger it. Your advice to have a separate family party sounds like a good start. -- Not

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this for her: Dear Other Woman: I bet you thought you were the winner when my husband left to be with you. You have dealt with his drinking, pot smoking, heart disease, emphysema, baldness, toothless smile, erectile dysfunction and bad moods. You had to support him because he was chronically unemployed, and now you are his nursemaid 24/7. Because of you, I have had the freedom to love, live and travel. I also drive a new car and paid off a home he didn’t want. I have enjoyed children and grandchildren. I thank you. You may have saved my life. Women, if you think that man you want who belongs to someone else is a real prize, you haven’t seen the whole picture. -- Grateful Granny Dear Granny: We appreciate your voice of experience. More importantly, you have

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Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven’t approached her about this. She probably doesn’t notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day. We think she might be storing the sacks of unused litter in her closet with her coats, etc., and this is why it is so noticeable. She is an avid reader of your column, so we are hoping she will see this and realize the odor can be controlled if she simply keeps the litter stored in her garage. -- Concerned Sister Dear Concerned: Most unused kitty litter doesn’t have such a distinctive odor that it would be terribly noticeable, but nonetheless, it should not be stored near clothing, because clothes




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Early in the day, you feel optimistic about your finances. However, by evening, something makes you apprehensive. Perhaps take a look at today’s expenses? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a lovely day to schmooze, especially with friends and members of the general public. A difference of opinion might be a mild speed bump late this evening. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You feel enthusiastic about attacking chores and your to-do list today. Hopefully, this enthusiasm will stay with you late in the day, when you feel slightly discouraged. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a playful, flirtatious day. Enjoy sports events, social occasions, the arts and the restaurants and hotels. Someone might be grumpy this evening. Oh well.

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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll enjoy entertaining at home today. Real-estate deals are promising. Late in the day, someone could be critical or discouraging. (No worries.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your enthusiasm might cause you to make big plans or reach for the brass ring today. Perhaps this is why you might second-guess yourself late in the day. Classic. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a tricky day with money. It starts off looking promising and hopeful. However, by evening, someone older or more experienced might discourage you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Work to maintain a balance today, because your optimism and enthusiasm in the day will diminish by evening. Try to keep in the middle of the road -- not too much in either direction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today you run the gamut of completely believing in yourself and then believing you are crazy to be optimistic. It’s just one of those days. We all do this from time to time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Enjoy groups and meetings with people today (small or large) because you are eager to socialize. However, by eve-

ning you will want to wind things down. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Something about your future is promising today. In fact, someone in a position of authority might encourage you. Be careful because these could be false promises. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Travel plans and anything having to do with higher education, medicine, the law,

publishing and the media are exciting today. Don’t listen to someone older who might rain on your parade this evening. YOU BORN TODAY You are a curious mixture. In one way, you are solid, down-toearth, reliable and sensible. Yet, you are also urbane and sophisticated. You are selfassured, and you have solid values. You pride yourself on doing what is right. You always do your homework









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Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Route 304 13 papers 12th & 14th Ave

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

Route 375 12 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 379 18 papers Cole St, Nelson Ave Route 380 23 papers Galloway Rd, Mill Rd Route 381 7 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 7 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 384 19 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay

West Trail Route 142 22 papers Railway Lane, Rossland Ave Route 149 7 papers Binns St, McAnally St, Kitchener Ave

Warfield Route 195 12 papers Blake Crt,Whitman Way Route 200 10 papers Shakespeare St

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Fruitvale Route 362 20 papers 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Evergreen Ave Route 366 18 papers Beaver St, Maple Ave



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

FRUITVALE, 2 2bd. newly painted, n/s: $675./mo. +elect. Dec.16, w/d; $695./mo. +elect. Jan.2. Text only 250-921-9385 TRAIL, close to downtown, quiet adult building, renovated heritage-style apartments. On site laundry, non-smoking units. 2Bdrm. $595. includes heat; 1Bdrm. $485. incl. heat. 250-226-6886, 250-858-2263 TRAIL, Rossland Ave. 1bdrm w/d f/s, n/s n/p. $550/mo. Avail. Immed. 250-368-1361

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All the bells & whistles! Granite, hardwood, 9’ ceilings; WIC & master en-suite complete with open concept design, FP, custom finishing, U/G sprinklers, timber framing, acrylic stucco. Request a viewing; call for info – Rod 250.304.3844

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $725/mth + utilities, Avail Jan 1st 250-365-5070, leave msg Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

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Regional Editor Black Press, Kootenay Region, is seeking a Regional Editor. This position will be responsible for a number of newsrooms and publications across different Kootenay communities. This position will also help manage a growing magazine division. We are looking for someone with extensive newsroom experience, both as a reporter and an editor, to lead a team of reporters. Based in the beautiful Kootenay region, this person will oversee a number of newsrooms and publications, and will also work with senior managers in the region to help set the vision for the continued growth and success of our print and online publications. The successful candidate will also have a proven track record in the digital space, both from managing and growing content websites to expanding our social media branding. A keen understanding of all social media platforms is required. Great layout and creative design skills are also key to this position so a proven background in all types of layout is mandatory. This position will also require travel between different Kootenay communities so a reliable vehicle and clean driver’s license is required. This is a senior editorial position that offers a good compensation package, benefits and the opportunity to live in one of Canada’s most beautiful places. To apply for this position please send your resume, cover letter, examples of your work and your references to Chuck Bennett, Group Publisher, Kootenay Region at . Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Homes for Rent W.TRAIL, 3bd. with in-law suite, river view, n/p. $950./mo. +util. 250-921-9111

Houses For Sale

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Wishing You Peace at the Holidays


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Request for Qualified Applicants: Specialized Business Consultants Community Futures invites consultants interested in providing on-call consulting services for the Basin Business Advisors program. This successful program helps small and medium businesses including social enterprises. We are seeking consultants with skills in, but not limited to, the following areas: · · · · · · ·

May your home be blessed and your heart filled, by the beauty and spirit of this inspiring time of year. We know you inspire us in so many ways, and we are truly grateful to have neighbours like you!

human resources; financial; new technology; sales/marketing; social enterprise; other business related specialties; and other skills as needs arise.

Learn more at

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Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27 Dawn Rosin ext 24

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Looking for the perfect fit?

They are looking here. Call 1-855-678-7833 today for more details.

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29 Denise Marchi ext 21

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June 27 – Cameron Clayden from Precise Painting brushed the finishing touches to the river wall flag just in time for Canada Day.

Meet the Players... ART HARRISON PHOTO

Sheri Regnier

May 11 – Miss Trail 2013 Cheyanne Friess and Princess Emily Dawson wave during the Silver City Days parade.

Position: Reporter Years on the Trail Times team: 1


April 19 –Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from throughout the region gathered at the Waneta Plaza for the annual Kub Kar Rally.

Strengths: Boundless energy, the ability to enjoy city council meetings. Hobbies: “Hobbies? Hobbies?! Who has time for hobbies?”


June 8 – Dennis Jablonsky and Angie Seifrit had time to put a last minute polish on the 73 Mach 1 Mustang at the annual Cruizn the Columbia show and shine at Gyro Park.

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May 1 – Meghan Hancock was one of hundreds of local students on hand to help release juvenile sturgeon into the Columbia River at Beaver Creek Park

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL With best wishes and many thanks from all of us for your continued business in the new year.

Richard Daoust Mary Martin

Tonnie Stewart

Terry Alton

Deanne Lockhart Mary Amantea

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