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Builders getting back to work following lockout
BY ART HARRISON Times Staff
Although the primary focus of concern in the area was for the workers who were locked out for nearly six-months, local contractors trying to start or complete construction projects during the dispute were also dealing with the effects of the lockout. Now, nearly one month since FortisBC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213 settled the labour issue through binding arbitration, local builders say things are approaching business as normal. Construction contractor, Kevin Fairweather, of K2 Construction, commented on the effect the lockout was having on business in a July article for the Times, (Fortis lockout creating ripple effect, Trail Times, July 26) and now says that the situation was handled well by the company and any current effects are minimal. “A couple of days after the article came out I got a call from one of the Fortis managers who gave me a number and told me to call if we had any problems,” Fairweather said. “I'm not sure who they had doing the work but they stepped up their game as well as they could given the circumstances. Now, if we call for a disconnect or a house livening up they get to us in a reason-
able amount of time. They're pretty much at the status quo.” Fairweather allowed that the construction industry can be largely seasonal in nature and demand isn't as high at this point but that his company isn't experiencing noticeable delays. Real estate developers in the area were keenly aware of the effect on their business, focussing entirely on new house construction for eager buyers wanting to move in to their newly purchased home. “We were running generators right up until about December 20,” said Cary Fisher, general manager of Redstone Resort. “But I think the guys being back to work has been really good. Things are pretty much back to normal.” Local electrical companies, with their obvious reliance on the services performed by the utility, may have been slightly more conscious of the effects of the lockout but are also feeling better about the current situation. “It's not quite there yet but they're on their way back to normal,” said Brad Smith, of Ital Electric. “There's not a lot going on right now but I have one job I've been trying to schedule for awhile. I had it scheduled during the lockout but then it ended so it didn't happen so I guess they're still getting re-organized. I'm just glad they figured it out.”
Faulty heater blamed for smoke-filled apartment BY ART HARRISON Times Staff
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As if accepting a gift from above, the Home of Champions monument in downtown Trail lights up a path for the falling snow, which blanketed the region on Tuesday night. More snow is in the forecast, which spells bad news for motorists but great news for skiers.
Kootenay Boundary Fire and Rescue Services (KBFRS) were called out to respond to a report of a smoke-filled dwelling in downtown Trail Wednesday morning. The resident called 911 after noticing a smokey haze throughout the second floor apartment at the corner of Cedar Ave. and Helena St. KBFRS arrived on the scene and suited up with breathing apparatus to perform a detailed inspection of the building but couldn’t detect any obvious source
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of the smoke. “The resident had turned off the power after calling it in and once we had checked everything and turned the power back on it was obvious it was the space heater,” explained Terry Martin, Kootenay Boundary fire chief. “We’ll take it and plug it in outside to see if it malfunctions again and, if so, do some checking into that particular make and model to see if they have any kind history of malfunctioning.” The apartment’s resident was taken to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for observation.
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City of Trail works crew members, (from the left) Ryan Dean and Scott Balfour, are going through West Trail testing water flow levels at various fire hydrants in the area, making a point of not creating any new skating rinks in the process. The city will be testing flow at locations between Diamond St. and End St. until Jan. 17.
Colourful showing set to open at VISAC By Sheri Regnier Times Staff
A collection of paintings in Trail’s downtown art gallery is opening just in time to add some colour to these grey winter days. Jared Betts, an abstract expressionist painter hailing from New Brunswick, landed in Trail just before the new year and is showing his latest oneof-a kind pieces at the VISAC gallery until Valentine’s Day. Through the magic of colour, the 30-yearold Betts creates vibrant and thought Sheri Regnier photo provoking paintings, six of which are cur- VISAC gallery opens New Brunswick artist Jared Betts’ collection of rently on display in a abstract paintings Friday at 6 p.m. Betts will be on hand to share the Paris art gallery. inspiration and process he uses to complete each original piece. “Through abstraction, I explore the trotting from Canada’s when at home in with nature, so when metaphysical by using east coast as an art- New Brunswick with I am in the studio I am bright colours,” said ist-in-residence, to friends. excited about the colBetts. “With optical exotic locales includ“A lot of my inspira- ours of different comillusions and bold ges- ing the deep rainforest tion comes from positions.” tures to grasp atten- of Costa Rica and a nature,” he explained. Getting started on tion from the viewer remote fishing village “When I am back home a new piece can be like a candy shop to a in northern Iceland, I hike with my friends slow going, and often child.” Foreign coun- to different waterfalls Betts will stare at a Following gradua- tries brought new and use that energy,” blank canvas until the tion from the Nova adventures and added said Betts. “I try to inspiration wells up Scotia College of Art dimension to his col- recreate that feeling of from within. and Design in 2009, lection. However, Betts a joyous and almost “Sometimes I have Betts has been globe- feels most inspired spiritual connection a colour scheme in
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mind but it can take awhile to begin,” he said. “But I just start thinking and like a techno-scheme everything starts to fit in place.” VISAC is launching Betts’ show of 10 original pieces Friday from 6-8 p.m. with the artist on hand to discuss his multi-layered and textured paintings. Once his exhibition draws to a close, Betts will pack his bags and snowboard, and fly across country with hopes of landing a studio space and home in Montreal. “My artist residencies in different countries has helped me on my path as a working artist,” said Betts. “Because in artist school they teach you to draw and paint but they don’t teach you the business end of it. It’s a learning curve but now I am ready to set up my own place.” Betts is represented by Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts in Fredericton, NB, with 40 paintings in the gallery’s art bank.
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Bottle drive for 2014 grad class Grapevine is a public service provided by the Trail Times and is not a guaranteed submission. For full list of events visit trailtimes.ca. • Saturday, the JL Crowe Grad 2014 class is holding a bottle drive in Rossland, Trail and Fruitvale (and everywhere in between). Collection is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students request bottles be placed in front of houses that mor- Events & Happenings in the Lower Columbia ning. Music Friday, Rossland House Concert at 7:30 p.m. an intimate evening with violinist Natasha Hall, pianist Nina Horvath and guest Nicola Everton on clarinet with narrator Bessie Wapp. Featuring Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale.” Limited tickets. $15. Includes light refreshments. Call Nicola 250.520.0444 for info or email evertonnicola@ gmail.com Film • Sunday, the Royal Theatre 4:30 p.m. for Sunday Cinema showing All is Lost, starring Robert Redford. Open water thriller about one man’s survival against the elements deep in the Indian Ocean. Tickets $9 or $40 for the series. Gallery • Friday, the VISAC Gallery 6 p.m. to open a Jared Betts collection of abstract paintings and all new works. Regular hours are Mon. to Wed. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thu. and Fri. from 2-6 p.m. Call 364.1181 for info. Upcoming • Jan 16, Muriel Griffiths room at the Greater Trail Community Centre 7:30 p.m. for the Nelson-area jazz ensemble, “Joy of Cooking.” The quintet features piano, sax, trumpet, bass and drums. Tickets $10 in advance at the Charles Bailey box office, or $15 at the door. Reserve tables available for four or more. Call 368.9669 for info. • Jan 18, KP Hall in Trail at 8 p.m. for SwingSationsS, big band dance. Tickets $15. Call 367.6115 for info. • Jan 20, Kiro Wellness Centre at 2 p.m., the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. For info call, 368.9827 or 365.6276. Everyone welcome. • Jan 23, Local 480 Union Hall from 6-9:30 p.m. for Lisa Frisk from Frisk Esthetics, Cinderella’s Closet. Tickets $5 at Aria Art of Hair includes door prizes a fashion show and live and silent dress auctions. An evening to prepare for prom while saving money. • Jan. 19 The Royal Theatre at 9:55 a.m. will show the MET opera production of Falstaff. an admired favourite with critics and musicians because of its brilliant orchestration, scintillating libretto and refined melodic invention. Tickets $24 available at the door. • Jan. 20 The Royal Theatre at 9:55 a.m. showing the Bolshoi Ballet’s Jewels. This triptych is a tribute to women and to cities of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg. Children $12, adults $24. • Jan. 30 The Royal Theatre at 7 p.m. when the National Theatre Live will broadcast Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.
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Fire crews were quickly on the scene Wednesday in downtown Trail after smoke was spotted in an apartment. See story on Page 1.
Rash of break-ins prompts COP revival By Lorne Eckersley Creston Valley Advance
With at least 18 businesses, churches and homes broken into over the holiday season, it appears likely that Citizens on Patrol (COPs) will be reactivated. A group of 20 business people and concerned citizens crowded the coffee room at the RCMP detachment on Monday to discuss their concerns with Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan and Cpl. Charlotte Joa, who was the RCMP liaison with the previous COPs group, which disbanded quietly in 2013. At least four former COPs volunteers attended the meeting. “Until you are a formally a COPs group, I can’t say yes or no to your continuing patrols,” Gollan told the
group, some of whom have been doing early morning patrols in an effort to stifle the crime wave. “But you have a right to protect your own property.” Gollan told the Advance earlier on Monday that the RCMP has identified a person of interest in the break-ins. Described only as a male, about six feet tall, who wears dark clothing and carries a red backpack, Gollan said the possible suspect is known as an illegal drug user who would be undertaking criminal activity to support his lifestyle. When news of the breakins spread around the community, a group of concerned citizens began to conduct informal early morning security rounds in their vehicles. At least one was stopped
and questioned by police in an unmarked vehicle. Gollan said that he, Joa and members of the Creston detachment would work with the volunteers, through Canyon Street business owner Kevin Smith, who, along with many who attended the meeting, said they were committed to reactivating the COPs program in Creston. Gollan cautioned volunteers that until Citizens on Patrol is formally recognized by the provincial government, it has no insurance or access to resources, such as radios and compensation for fuel. COPs volunteers have to go through a security check. “But as a COPs group or as citizens, you provide eyes, ears and a voice,” he said.
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“We will work with Kevin to ensure that all volunteers conduct their security rounds safely.” Gollan said that police will be attempting to locate their potential suspect as soon as possible in an effort to get more information. “Our efforts to prevent crime haven’t been successful in this matter,” he said. “Now our focus is on stopping it.” Joa encouraged all citizens to take responsibility for their property. “We have also had another series of entries into unlocked vehicles, which we don’t know were related to the break-ins,” she said. “But it would be helpful if people locked their vehicles and their houses for their own protection.”
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Grizzlies worth more alive, says study By Tom Fletcher BC Local News
B.C.’s Coastal First Nations were quick to endorse a new U.S. study of the value of bear viewing in their traditional territories. Kitasoo/Xai’xais councillor Doug Neasloss said the study by the Washington D.C.-based Centre for Responsible Travel supports what the northwest coast aboriginal communities have been saying for years: “Bears are worth more alive than they are dead.” The study calculated that in 2012, bear viewing in what is now popularly known as the Great Bear Rainforest generated 12 times the visitor revenue as bear hunting. It counts 510 people employed in bear viewing com-
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Bear viewing companies on B.C.’s remote North hunting declines, according to a U.S. analysis. panies compared to 12 viously closed due to jobs in guided hunt- population concerns. ing. The Coastal First The study is the Nations, which latest salvo in a battle includes Haida, over trophy hunting in Heiltsuk and seven B.C. In November the other North Coast province proposed to communities, has expand its traditional asserted its unresolved grizzly hunt to include treaty rights in logging Cariboo and Kootenay and pipeline protests regions that were pre- as well as bear hunt-
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Ninth DUI nets man jail time By Paul Rudan
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A Campbell River man with nine impaired driving convictions has been sentenced to 20 months jail. Gordon Forbes, 52, was stopped by Campbell River RCMP on Dec. 21, 2012, after he drove away from a local bar. He blew over .08 and was arrested. However, while awaiting a court date for the impaired charges, he was caught driving, while he was prohibited to do so, near Sayward on March 29, 2013. Last Oct. 30, he was convicted by Judge Roderick Sutton of impaired driving – his ninth drinking-driving conviction – and driving while prohibited. Forbes was back in Campbell River provincial court on Jan. 3 for sentencing. In addition to the 20 months jail, Forbes will be on probation for another 18 months and is banned from driving for at least three years. He was also fined a total of $675.
City seeking more police officers By Kevin Diakiw
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The city has fallen behind in providing police officers, according to a city councillor. And civic documents back up her claim. Coun. Barinder Rasode says Surrey needs 45 officers this year to come up the promise made within the city’s own Crime Reduction Strategy (CRS). The much-touted document, a cornerstone of the current municipal administration, makes several promises regarding policing and public safety. Among them is “that the city continue its commitment to allocate resources to police services in proportion to the city’s overall growth at a minimum of one officer to every 700 residents or better.” Surrey’s projected population for 2014 is 511,000 and it will have a complement of 686 RCMP officers. To keep up with the promised ratio, that number should be 731. It means this year, the city is 45 officers shy.
Rapid growth is part of the reason Surrey has fallen behind on its goal, Rasode says. Surrey is growing by between 800 and 1,000 people per month. The city typically hires 12 police officers annually. However, to keep up with the one officer per 700 people ratio, the city should have been hiring between 14 and 17 new officers each year. Rasode said it’s time to revisit the goals. “I think it’s time to review our targets based on changes in policing models and technology,” Rasode said. “We need a long-term approach on officers as we make sure a critical community-based policing model is implemented and maintained.” There’s a sense of deja vu about Rasode’s call for police. Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum pulled then-Coun. Dianne Watts from chair of the Public Safety Committee after she told The Leader in 2003 the city could use 100 more police officers. Watts then left the Surrey Electors Team, and displaced
McCallum as mayor in 2005. The following 2006 budget called for 55 police officers over three years, which was accomplished. The city then dropped down to hiring 12 per year. Many are speculating as to whether Rasode, who still retains her position as chair of public safety and police committees, is attempting a run at the centre chair. Rasode said she has no intention of running for mayor in Surrey. She said part of her job as councillor is to be “very responsive in a timely manner to issues that are at hand.” She also said she wants some new technologies introduced as soon as possible. One of them is a mobile device application allowing people to report crime with a couple of clicks. She also wants a dedicated phone line to city hall, whereby people could report crimes. She also noted recent experience in Halifax and Winnipeg shows more foot patrols dramatically reduce street crime.
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No payoff from gambling THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government’s venture into the world of online gambling is generating a lot less money than expected. The province was aiming to net $1.5 million in its first year from Playnow.com, but made only $300,000 in the sixmonth period that ended Briefs Sept. 30. Andrea Kowal, with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, says the web site launched a year ago and has been competing with many gambling websites around the world. Kowal also says the agency was hoping to offer lottery tickets and bingo on the website when it launched, but those projects have taken more time than expected. The Manitoba government has predicted the website will ramp up to generate $17 million a year by 2018, but Kowal says revenue projections for this year and next will have to be adjusted. Playnow.com generates about $30 million a year for the British Columbia government.
New highway for north THE CANADIAN PRESS INUVIK, N.W.T. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has broken ground on a new allweather highway to the coast of the Arctic Ocean. The two-lane, gravel artery will connect the northern community of Inuvik, N.W.T., to Tuktoyaktuk, about 140 kilometres away. The link, which will hook up to the Dempster Highway through the Yukon, is expected to deliver many economic benefits and save northern families hundreds of dollars a year in shipping costs when completed in 2018. Harper has made northern development a key part of his mandate and completing a gravel-surfaced, all-weather road to the Arctic coast has been on the northern wish list since the 1960’s. The prime minister credited his predecessor John Diefenbaker with the idea for the link.
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Premiums likely to rise as insurers pay up for massive storms THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Home owners should prepare to pay more for property insurance as the severe weather trend that has battered the country during the past year is expected to continue. “There are more and more storms happening, and we’re seeing extreme weather events that happened once every 40 years... that can now be expected to happen once every six years,” said Pete Karageorgos, manager of consumer and industry relations at the Insurance Bureau of Canada. “Trends for the last few years have been that we’re seeing storms occur with greater regularity so the amount of claims that have been presented have been averaging about a billion dollars a year over the last three years or so.” While the industry group doesn’t comment on specific premiums, Karageorgos said costs will drive prices in the insurance industry. “When your costs go up, the prices are going to follow. It’s like that for a cup of coffee and insurance is the same,” he said. Intact Financial Corp. (TSX:IFC), one of Canada’s largest
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Time to ditch the honorific titles
onorific titles are used in many cultures and have been for centuries. Some of the most common in the English language include “Mr.,” “Mrs.” or even “Ms.” But there are other honorific terms that are reserved mainly for politicians that perhaps deserve a rethink, given the recent misadventures of more than a few in Canada. Currently in Canada, Senators, Supreme or Federal Court judges, and privy councillors are allowed to use the honorific of “Honourable.” The trio of senators who have been suspended without pay – Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau – all retain their honorific titles of “The Honourable Senator” while under suspension. Stripped of their salaries, offices and budgets, it seems oddly Canadian to allow them to retain these clearly meaningless titles. Not to be outdone, two British Lords have recently also been suspended for offering undercover reporters preferential access to
Parliament. They are still known as Lords. Just like our own convicted felon Lord Black of Crossharbour, who is currently on leave from the same august institution. One of the most particularly egregious honorifics currently in use is “His/ Her Worship” for mayor. The term “His Worship Rob Ford” just smells bad, given this man’s behaviour. The word “worship” actually comes from the AngloSaxon word “weorthscipe” meaning to attribute worth to an object. It morphed into the English word worship and was used to connote admiration and respect for a city or town’s first and leading citizen. Although His Worship Naheed Nenshi arguably still works, at least in Calgary, why do we even need such terms in the 21st century? Some groups have always eschewed honorifics. The Quakers, or more properly the Religious Society of Friends, believed strongly in an egalitarian existence. Therefore, they used no honorifics and instead greeted each
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other with the ubiquitous and gender-neutral term “friend.” Other political movements, such as communism (“comrade”) and the French Revolution (“citizen”), also used alternative and more egalitarian terms. Other countries are already moving forward to do away with honorifics. Several MPs in both houses of the Australian province of Victoria decided to dump their “Honourable” titles in 2003. Queen Victoria had given the upper house members their titles in the 1850s, but many felt they were simply a “vestige of a bygone era.” The Green Party members of the New
South Wales upper house have done the same thing. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, is also joining the honorific-free party. Wanting to distance himself from “colonial honorifics”, he requested that the Lalit Narayan Mishra University not use the traditional honorifics for his position such as “His Excellency” and “Honourable.” Instead, the more common Indian title “Sri” was to be used. He also requested that no special chair was to be provided for him. Even Iceland is thinking about these things. An MP from the recently-formed and quite wonderfully named Pirate Party wants to address his colleagues as simply “mister” or “miss/ us/” as opposed to the more common “Honourable”. His reasoning? Respect is not automatic. So should we in Canada also move to do away with honorific titles completely? Should there be no more “Honourables” or “Worships” at all? Well, I think it’s fair to say the Canadian public may have
reached a tipping point in 2013 and is ready to do so, at least with politicians. But the terms could still have some relevance and with it, some legs, if used in other ways. For example, Canada does have some people of which we are rightly very proud. Many members of the Order of Canada have proved themselves worthy of respect through a lifetime of work. Both our favourite troubadour-astronaut Chris Hadfield and our most recent Nobel laureate in literature, Alice Munro, immediately come to mind as potential “Honourables.” Perhaps we just need to rethink how we use the term and its automatic usage for some. Just because people reach a certain level of power does not mean they will continue to act honourably – or that they even acted honourably to get there. Lee Tunstall is an adjunct assistant professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary and holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge.
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Economic arguments often used to stall progress
elson Mandela, who discrimination occurred so died last month at age recently – much of it in my 95, was sentenced to lifetime. My childhood memlife in prison in 1962 ories include a time when because he fought for justice, the government confiscated equality and democracy. He my family’s possessions and was finally released in 1990, exiled us to a camp in the 27 years later. South Africa’s B.C. Interior, just because my racist apartheid system fell and grandparents were from Japan. Mandela served as president We still have discrimination from 1994 to 1999. The trib- and many other problems, but utes after his death rightfully these examples show change celebrated him as a forgiving, is possible – often quickly, compassionate after reaching a humanitarian critical mass of and great leader. public support. Closer to Studies show home, on discrimination, D e c e m b e r murder and 1, 1955, in other violent M o n t g o m e r y, crime rates and Alabama, Rosa death from war Parks refused to have all declined obey a bus drivover the years. David er’s order to give Throughout up her seat to a history, we’ve white person. faced challenTroy Media She was arrested ges and adapted for violating Alabama’s segre- to changing conditions. We’ve gation law. It wasn’t the first renounced practices that, in challenge to U.S. racial poli- hindsight, seem foolish and cies and prejudice – it wasn’t often barbaric. We’ve overeven her first – and that act turned economic systems that alone didn’t change laws and no longer meet our needs or attitudes. But it catalyzed the that our increasing wisdom civil rights movement that led tells us are destructive or to massive social change. immoral. In Canada, in 1965, Everett Often, resistance to calls George Klippert was sentenced for greater social justice or to “indefinite” imprisonment environmental protection is for having sex with other men. based on economics. When Then-Justice Minister Pierre momentum to abolish slavery Trudeau later said, “There’s no in the U.S. started building in place for the state in the bed- the mid-1800s, many feared rooms of the nation,” and sex- the economy would fail withual activity between same-sex, out free human labour. People consenting adults was decrim- fought a war over what they inalized in 1969 (although believed was a right to enslave, Klippert was imprisoned until own and force other human 1971). Now, same-sex couples beings to work under harsh can get married in Canada. conditions for free – in a demoWe pride ourselves on our cratic country! democratic traditions, but in U.S. President Ronald Canada women couldn’t vote Reagan and U.K. Prime until 1918, Asians until 1948 Minister Margaret Thatcher and First Nations people living opposed sanctions against on reserves until 1960. apartheid South Africa in part We’ve come a long way. It’s because of concerns about hard to fathom that such wide- trade. Fortunately, Canada’s spread, often state-sanctioned Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
stood firm on sanctions, despite pressure from his allies. Economic arguments are also often used to stall environmental progress – something we’re seeing with climate change, and pipeline, mining and fossil fuel projects, among other issues. They were employed in the 1970s, when scientists found that chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, were contributing to a weakening of the ozone layer, which protects us from the sun’s rays. Despite opposition, world leaders signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987, and today, it’s starting to recover. We now face many other global challenges in addition to regional ones. Our impacts have multiplied as population, trade and communications have grown to encompass the planet. World events viewed in isolation may make it appear as though humanity is moving backward. We still suffer wars, unimaginable violence, prejudice, environmental devastation, foolish politicians, greedy industrialists and selfish individuals. But we also have new ways to communicate widely at lightning speed, wisdom acquired from millennia of experience and people everywhere reaching out to encourage respect and kindness for each other and all life sharing our planet. Change is never easy and it often creates discord, but when people come together for the good of humanity and the Earth, we can accomplish great things. Those are the lessons from Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and all those who refuse to give up in the face of adversity when the cause they pursue is just and necessary. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.
THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - As the Canadian dollar falls to its lowest level in more than three years this week, many are wondering how much further it has to go. With most currency experts forecasting that the dollar will continue to decline over the next several months, perhaps falling to as low as 90 cents US this year, many say a lower loonie will be a boon for Canadian business. A weaker Canadian dollar will ultimately lead to more consumers spending their money at home, rather than across the border. For instance, shopping trips to the U.S. as well as online purchases made
U.S. Other economists including Doug Porter of the Bank of Montreal forecast that the loonie will drift lower towards 90 cents over the next few years. David McCaig, president of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, noted a lower loonie over the long-term will undoubtedly help tourism industries in top Canadian destinations like Victoria, B.C. and Toronto over the high summer season. “That’s part of what happened when our loonie was so high. Americans had been used to coming to Canada before that, having a big discount or value for their dollar and didn’t mind paying the taxes,” he said.
Lower loonie will keep money at home: experts from American companies will start to look less lucrative for Canadian shoppers if the loonie continues to drop. The loonie lost more than a penny to close at 92.83 cents U.S., on Tuesday, a price not seen since early November. Downward pressure continued to build on Wednesday morning, as it lost 0.24 of a cent to hover around 92.59 cents U.S. “Most of the fundamental pieces have been in place for a weaker Canadian dollar,” said Camilla Sutton, currency specialist for Scotiabank. Sutton predicts the loonie will continue to weaken over the next six to eight months, and stabilize around 92 cents
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ice we’re jammed up everywhere, and the referees are scrambling to try to cover everything. It’s a busy night.” The Rossland Arena will be the site of a Midget House tournament, while the Bantam AA Smoke Eaters will host Salmon Arm in Okanagan Mainline amateur hockey action to top the day off at the Beaver Valley Arena with the game starting at 4:15 p.m. The Midget AA Smoke Eaters also host the Penticton AA team at the Cominco Arena at 4:30 p.m. Following those matches, all minorhockey players are invited to attend the Trail Smoke Eaters game at 7:30 p.m. as they face off against the BCHL Interior division leading Penticton Vees.
With the BCHL Jan. 10 trade deadline looming, the Trail Smoke Eaters did the inevitable, they traded two of their best players. The Smoke Eaters dealt 20-yearold assistant captain Braden Pears to the West Kelowna Warriors on Tuesday and Travis Stephens, also 20, to the Victoria Grizzlies for future considerations Wednesday. “I communicated with our 20-year-old players that if there was opportunities for them to play playoffs that I would try to make that happen,” said Smoke Eater coach Nick Deschenes. “This is a conversation I had before Christmas, so as deadline looms things are moving quickly so we were able to make that happen for them.” The door into the playoffs is all but shut tight on the Smokies, so the trade is an opportunity for Pears and Stephens to make a run into the playoffs and garner additional attention from University scouts. In return for Pears, Trail received the playing rights to six-foot-one defenceman Zane Shartz and future considerations. Shartz, a Texas native, has bounced around this season, starting the year playing for the Surrey Eagles in which he dressed for 10 games, before going to the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta league for 14 games, and West Kelowna for 15 matches. The 19-year-old tallied four goals and nine assists over that time. While Deschenes sees Shartz as a good addition with offensive upside, he realizes that replacing Pears on the back end will be difficult. “He (Shartz) probably won’t fill Braden’s shoes - I don’t know too many defenceman that could in the league. But again for us it’s eight more weeks, while for him (Pears) it could be three or four months.” Pears was the Smokies’ third leading scorer and arguably their best defenceman counting 2-2123 this season in 41 games. Pears came to the Smoke Eaters from the Coquitlam Express at the beginning of last season and in 50 games he scored six goals and added 29 assists in the 2012-13 campaign. West Kelowna, which currently sit in third place in the tight Interior division, will be Pears’ sixth BCHL team after starting his career in Powell River in 2009 as a 16 year old. He also saw action with the Victoria Grizzlies, Salmon Arm SilverBacks, and the Express. In 223
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The Trail Smoke Eaters traded Braden Pears (above) along with leading scorer Travis Stephens. The Smokies have managed just three points in it’s last 15 games and sit in last place in the Interior division with 20 points. While these transactions aren’t expected to transform the team, the remaining games will test the metal of the players as they look to finish the season on a positive note. “These moves are going to allow players to fill bigger shoes and grow, then hopefully welcome the challenge and take it on head first and move forward from there,” said Deschenes. “There’s a lot at stake here for Trail and the history it has had with hockey and so I fully intend on restoring that pride and success, it’s just going to take a little more time than I anticipated.” All teams in the BCHL must finalize their rosters at a maximum of 22 carded players and a minimum of 20 by 6 p.m. on Friday for inter-branch (i.e. BCHL to CJHL) transactions and at 8 p.m. for trades within the BCHL.
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Fulfill those New Year resolutions by joining one or more of Beaver Valley Recreation’s fitness classes. Zumba goes Mondays from 9:5010:50 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. at the Fruitvale Hall or Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at the Montrose Hall. Zumba Gold – Wednesdays from 9:50-10:50am at the Montrose Hall and Thursdays from 1:05-2:05 p.m. at the Fruitvale Hall from 1:05-2:05 p.m. Hit the floor for Line Dance on Fridays at the Fruitvale Hall from 10-11 a.m., while Belly Fit starts Tuesdays at the Montrose Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Tiny Tot Skating Lessons hits the ice in B.V. Monday and Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2 p.m. and Fridays from 2:453:15 p.m. Chito-Ryu Karate goes Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Fruitvale Elementary School Gym starting Jan. 13 and Saturdays at the Fruitvale Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. starting Jan. 11.
Chair Boxing Fitness Class goes Monday and Wedneday at the Montrose Hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 13. For a lighter diet try Cardio Fit Low Impact Aerobics on Tuesday and Thursday at the Montrose Hall from 9:30-10:30 a.m., starting Jan. 14. Ballet/Jazz/Modern/Adult Dance classes hits the dance floor Wednesdays at the Montrose Hall, starting Jan. 15. Yoga practitioners return Wednesdays at the Montrose Hall from 7:15-8:30 p.m., starting Jan. 15. Boxercise begins Fridays at the Tae Kwon Do Gym from 9:30-10:30 a.m., starting Jan. 17. Zumba Kids Jr. and Zumba Kids goes Mondays at the Fruitvale Hall from 3-3:30 and 3:45-4:30 p.m., starting Jan. 20. Intermediate/Beginner Resistance Group Training – Mon/ Wed/Fri at the Tae Kwon Do Gym from 6-7 a.m., starting Jan. 20. For more information, please call Kelly at 367-9319.
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By Times Staff The Black Jack Ski Club will be the site of some souper skiing on Saturday as it gets set to host its Mountain FM Tour de Soup. The fun and eminently family-friendly event is free to all skiers, as the club will offer delicious portions of soup at each of Black Jack’s three cabins. All that is required is that participants pack their own cup and a spoon to enjoy a warm cup of hearty broth, while they explore the many magnificent trails. Everyone is welcome with the Tour starting at noon Saturday and going until 2 p.m. at the Black Jack cross-country ski area near Rossland.
Canada, U.S. get set for Sochi
CALGARY, Alta. – Trail native Mike Mondin and Canada’s National Sledge Team face the United States in a three-game pre-Sochi series in Charlotte, N.C. beginning today. The series marks Canada’s first international competition since winning the gold medal at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto in December. Canada faced the U.S. twice during the event, earning a 4-1 win in the preliminary round and a 3-1 victory in the gold medal game. It will mark the final opportunity for Canada’s coaching staff to evaluate the players prior to the roster being nominated to compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from March 7-16. “This is a great opportunity for our team to build on what we accomplished in December,” said Mondin, head coach of Canada’s Sledge Team. “Both teams will be competing hard in order to prepare for the Paralympics.” The teams face off today at noon, and Friday at 4 p.m., before wrapping it up on Saturday at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Pre-Mighty Mite Soccer is for ages 2 to 3 years and runs Monday’s from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse. This program will run Jan. 13 to Mar. 10. Mighty Mite Soccer is for ages 4 to 5 and runs Monday’s from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. starting Jan. 13. Basic soccer skills will be taught such as running with the ball, kicking at the net, and passing. Indoor Soccer is a co-ed program for ages 12 to 15 years and runs Jan. 18 to Mar. 15, Saturday’s from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse.
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Girls Softball Development Program is for ages 8 to 14 years and will run Jan. 19 to April 13 (omitting spring break). These classes run at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse on Sunday’s from 2- 4 p.m. All aspects of the game will be reviewed and taught to all levels. Thunder Fastpitch coaches are the instructors. Run, Jump, Throw for ages 7-10 is an introduction to Track and Field, taught by NCCP certified coach, Dan Horan. You will learn the proper skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical skill progressions for track and field events. Classes run Tuesday’s from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse, Jan. 14 to Mar. 4. T-Ball programs begin Jan. 16. We have Peanut T-Ball for ages 4 to 5, Thursday’s from 4:15 to 5 p.m. We also have T-Ball for ages 6-7 and on Thursday’s from 5-5:45 p.m. Both classes taught by Wayne Florko. Check out our Discover Dance programs for ages 3-4 years starting Jan. 20. For more information, call Trail Park and Recreation at 368-6484, or the Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.
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It’s never too late to try to mend relationships Mailbox
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I know I am partly responsible for the way she’s turned out. I would like to create a loving relationship before she goes to college in August. I know it’s late to fix this, but do you have any suggestions? -- Getting This Off My Chest Dear Getting: It’s never too late to try to mend relationships. The first one should be with your wife. You are terribly resentful, and it’s obvious that you don’t actually like her. Although you may have good reason, your children undoubtedly see it and react accordingly. It also fuels your wife’s desire to get back at you. And finally, how
ly wants to. Mom is a handful. Mom is capable of taking care of herself only when she is not drinking. Otherwise, she has outbursts and tantrums. Shannon has decided to place Mom in a facility. Mom is on a low fixed income. Where could she go? -- Worried Sis Dear Worried: First, take your mother to her physician and have her evaluated to see whether she can manage at an independent senior residence or requires an assistedliving facility. Then call the Eldercare Locator (eldercare. gov) at 1-800-677-1116 for information about available places, and take the time to visit those that seem appropriate. Please do not make Shannon do this on her own. Surely, eight children can do this for one mother, no matter how difficult she is. Dear Annie: I read the letter from
“Drowning in Junk,” whose wife is a hoarder. He asked whether he could toss stuff while she is out of town. You were right to tell him not to do that. “Cleaning out” (throwing everything away without the hoarder’s involvement) can
actually exacerbate the problem. Please ask “Drowning” to reach out to his local police, fire and health departments and ask whether there is a Hoarding Task Force in his area. Hoarding Task Forces are being organized
nationwide. Often the task force will offer direct assistance or referrals to resources including cleaners, organizers and mental health organizations. We have a Hording Task Force here that consults all over the state. -- Burlington, Vt.
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you relate to your wife affects how you relate to your daughter, who has a similar personality. She identifies with Mom and may believe you resent and dislike her, as well. Get counseling -- alone, with your wife or with your daughter. Whatever you can arrange. Dear Annie: My 67-year-old mother is an alcoholic. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with dementia. Mom is now on medication for depression and high blood pressure and is living with my sister “Shannon.” I have seven siblings. When Shannon needs a break, my brothers and I take turns with Mom on the weekends. Mom wanders off during the day while Shannon is at work and catches a ride with strangers to get alcohol. My sister is tired and stressed and says she is fed up because we are not helping her. It’s true that we all could do more, but no one real-
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Dear Annie: I am writing to you with a heavy heart. I have been married to my second wife for 20 years. We dated for two years, and she became impatient with my reluctance to get married. We both wanted kids, but her timetable was different than mine. Even though I was old enough to know better (46), I married her because she got pregnant. I am positive that she did it intentionally. We are different. I am very clean and organized, and I work hard. She is messy to the point of dirty, stubborn, disorganized, lazy and vindictive. She has tried to sabotage my relationship with our two children who are now in their late teens. In spite of her efforts, I have created a good relationship with my son. But my younger daughter is another story. She is like her mother: a spoiled brat.
YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try not to be discouraged about financial matters today. We all get these days from time to time. This passes quickly. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Relations with partners or close friends will be stilted and stiff today. Don’t worry about this, because it’s just temporary. Try to ignore it in a polite way. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel lonely or cut off from others today. Don’t worry; a lot of people feel this way today. It’s because the Moon is having a hard aspect with stern Saturn. (This will pass quickly.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Someone older or more experienced might discourage you today. Or perhaps this person is critical of the way you do things? Don’t
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let it get you down. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Criticism from authority figures is always a bummer. Everyone hates it. Show forbearance and patience when dealing with authority figures today. Don’t hit back. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Travel plans look discouraging today. Ditto for plans related to higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media. Don’t worry, because things will look different very soon. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel you are getting shortchanged if something is divided today. Or you could be disappointed in your share of something. Don’t worry; this will change. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relations with partners and close friends are disappointing today. Someone
might be critical of you, or perhaps you are critical of them? Try to stay positive and take the high road. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Events at work might discourage you today. A supervisor might be critical. Just let this slide off you like water off a duck’s back. Don’t take it personally. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Children might feel like they are an extra burden or responsibility today. And indeed, this can happen. It’s not easy raising kids. (Someone had to raise you, as well.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An older family member might rain on your parade today. Don’t let this get you down, because it’s just a brief dark cloud on your horizon.
PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It’s easy to fall into worry mode today. Remember: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.” YOU BORN TODAY You’re a realist. You’re a straight shooter who is quick to size up a situation. You also can be blunt, which is why you have a natural sense of authority.
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You are often conservative and understated. You are rarely caught off guard. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Sarah Shahi, actress; Evan Handler, actor; Jemaine Clement, actor/musician. (c) 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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process might best be handled by professionals or at least consulted before firm decisions are made. As usual, a lot rides on the numbers. Then it’s a matter of implementing the mechanics of the divesture through negotiations and agreements, all with an eye to due diligence. And don’t assume a family sale is exempt from due diligence by both parties. The implications associated with skipping it can be devastating. Finally, it’s not just a matter of getting out, but sometimes it’s also a matter of staying out. This can be an issue for the former business owner not only with a family transfer of the business where ties may be strong, but also with a third party sale since there can be an offer – even a requirement – for the owner to stay directly connected to the business. Be prepared to face this situation. Finally, and at the risk of being repetitive, succession planning for one’s business venture shouldn’t be taken lightly given the blood, sweat and tears put in. It’s as important as the decision and planning to go into business. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services.
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