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A local man has run into problems with Grand Forks Recreation Centre (GFREC) over what he says is a lack of proper criminal record checks. Scot Stewart (not the GFSS principal) is the parent of a home-schooled child who must participate in athletics in the community in order to have proper credits for graduation. He told the Gazette that in order to receive funding for the athletics, which could include swimming lessons or skating lessons or any club events, all instructors must have a proper criminal record check done. “I’m pretty annoyed at this,” he said. “It was a very simple request: ‘Could I verify that my kid’s instructor in swimming lessons has their criminal record check?’” Stewart said he was told that since employees at GFREC were appointed they didn’t need a criminal record check done as they were not applying for a job. “There’s some pretty serious stupidity going on here,” said Stewart. “Someone has decided what they want and its simply going to be their way.” Stewart said he and other parents of home-schooled children are in danger of losing funding from the government for the lessons because of the lack of criminal record checks. “You’re given a certain amount of money a year for lessons to make up for things you would miss like (physical education),” he said. “So you go and use the facilities to take swim lessons or whatever. But if you don’t go through the process you don’t get the money.” Stewart believed every single lesson taught at the GFREC in the last two and a half years that people paid for, the province could ask for the money back from those home schooling parents.

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In less than 24 hours the visage of the region’s largest lake changed from a riot of colur to a monotone scene of winter.

Housing valuations drop in Boundary region TIMOTHY SCHAFER Grand Forks Gazette

Property values for homes in Grand Forks have dropped, according to the latest figures from BC Assessment. In the 2014 assessment role for Grand Forks average home valuations (valuation date of July 1, 2013) dropped by an average of $7,000, meaning the aver-

age value of a home in the city was $199,000, down from $206,000. In nearby Greenwood, home values dropped by $1,000, from $126,000 to $125,000, while in Midway the values fell by $11,000, from $189,000 to $178,000. Owners of properties throughout the Boundary and the surrounding rural areas can expect to receive their 2014 assessment notic-

es in the next few days. “Most homes in the municipalities of Grand Forks and Greenwood, and in the surrounding rural area, have changed only marginally from last year’s assessment roll,” said Tracy Wall, BC Assessment’s deputy assessor in Kelowna. Over the pass, the neighbouring communities mostly experienced a drop, with Rossland ($238,000 down

from $243,000), Trail (down from $174,000 to $171,000) and Fruitvale (down from $186,000 to $185,000) going down, Warfield (the same at $170,000) and Montrose (up from $219,000 to $222,000) staying the same. Valuations rose in Nelson and Castlegar, with a typical single family home in Nelson assessed at $351,000 in 2013 now being valued at $354,000, while a $257,000

in Castlegar in 2013 is now valued at $260,000. Commercial and industrial properties in the area were expected to see changes ranging from a drop of five per cent to a rise of five per cent. Wall said if people feel their assessment does not reflect market value (as of July 1, 2013), they should contact BC Assessment this month.

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pioneers of the Grand Forks district, Joesph L. Manly, passed away at Grand Forks Hospital on Jan. 11. His one ambition in recent weeks was to reach the age of 90 and he did on Jan. 10. 1949 City council set the price of $3.50 for each thawing of frozen water pipes, this being the amount paid by the council to Boundary Electric, the city supplying a helper and the necessary electricity fee. 1954 Mrs. A. Roberts, former Midway oldtimer, passed away at the age of 70. 1964 A Lillooet man, Brian Hewitt, became the new manager of the Shell Service station on Central Avenue, west. 1969 The Department of Commercial Transportation granted the PhoenixAlpine Ski Club permission to operate their Dippelnoyer T-bar tow at the Phoenix Resort Area. The hill will be open until April. 1974 The team of Colleen Engstrom, Sandy Marshall, Norah Ferguson, and Kathy Acres will be traveling to Trail to compete in the West Kootenay zone semifinals in curling. 1979 An arbitration board has awarded members of Grand Forks Teachers’ Association a 7.6 per cent raise for 1979. 1984

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The Boundary New Year’s baby, Dennis James Friesen, was born Jan. 3 at Boundary Hospital, a son for Barbara and Dan Friesen of Grand Forks. 1989 Grand Forks’ New Years’ baby is Ashley Marie Derhousoff, born Jan. 6. 1994 According to information released by the B.C. Assessment Authority, single family residential properties in Grand Forks experienced the highest range of increase in approximate property value based on assessment in the province from July 1, 1992 to July 1, 1993. 1999 Paramedical staff in the Boundary and throughout B.C. began their first stage in job action as they started rotating job walkouts this week. Union representatives want to bridge the gap in wages and benefits between paramedical staff working in community-based agencies and hospitals. 2004 A truck driver suffered various injuries and was treated for exposure to the cold after a single vehicle accident on Hwy 3 near Norwegian Creek. Midway RCMP said the semi truck with a loaded trailer exited the road and dropped about 35 feet into the creek. The cab of the truck landed on its side and diesel fuel spilled into the creek. 2009 “When will it end?” was a question heard everywhere in the BoundaryKootenay last week as snow continued to fall land was topped by freezing rain. Every highway into the interior was cut off by avalanches, mudslides, or both at one time or another, isolating cities and preventing shipments of food, gasoline and other supplies from getting through.

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POLICE BRIEFS SUV rolls over at Christina Lake On Jan. 8 at 9:40 a.m., RCMP received a call about a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 at Thompson Road in Christina Lake. “A green Ford Explorer rolled into the ditch,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz. “The vehicle was east bound and began to fish tail. The driver overcorrected and eventually hit the ditch and rolled, landing on its passenger side.” There were no injuries. The driver was 50-year-old female from Grand Forks. The cause of the accident was attributed to icy road conditions. Airbags, seatbelts potentially save lives At 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 8, RCMP received another call about a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 near Eholt Road west of Grand Forks with two people in the vehicle. “The vehicle pulled out to the left east side bound passing lane to pass a tractor trailer unit, and lost traction on the roadway,” said Cpl. Lanz. “The vehicle went off the road and rolled down an embankment.” The vehicle was a 2006 Mazda pick-up truck. Lanz added that seatbelts were worn by both people, and the airbags were deployed. No injuries were sustained. The driver was 66 years old. Hit and run On Jan. 11 at 3:30 p.m., a report of a hit and run in the Extra Foods parking lot was received by RCMP. “A witness to the incident obtained a plate number for the vehicle,” said Cpl. Lanz. “As a result of the investigation, the driver was located and was given a violation ticket for failure to stop after a collision with unattended vehicle.” The person receiving the ticket was a 49 yearold male. As a result of the collision, the front side headlight was broken and there was a dent to the front bumper.

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Poker players gathered Wednesday at the Grand Forks Legion on Sixth Street for the weekly meeting of the G F Poker Club where, according to club manager Frank Konrad, “GF stands for ‘Good fun.’”

Poker club ups the ante on card playing JIM HOLTZ

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There are currently 74 avid poker players in the Grand Forks area who belong to the G F Poker Club, according to club manager Frank Konrad. They meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Grand Forks Legion for three hours of poker action. According to Konrad, many of the members enjoy watching Texas Holdem poker on TV and appreciate the concentration and mental skill required to be a good poker player. None of them

want to lose any money, however, and so love the opportunity to play for fun. That is what the G F Poker Club offers them, weekly, competitive games of Texas Holdem, earning points and a chance to make it to the final table at the end of the calendar year. Though money is never won or lost, local merchants do donate prizes that are awarded to the top 16 players. “Many of us used to play Piranha Poker in the pub. But when that folded we thought we could organize something ourselves. “We wanted to help out the Legion

which was trying to increase its membership and encourage more people to use its facilities. It’s worked out well for everyone,” Konrad said. Legion bar steward Barbara Aguillon agreed. “It’s been very positive having them here. It’s a good atmosphere,” she said. For information on the G F Poker Club, call Frank Konrad at 250-4432370. For information regarding other Legion events, including darts and bingo, call the Legion at 250-442-8400 or Ken Gresley-Jones at 250-447-6197.

City gives budget approval for new $1.3-million fire truck CRAIG LINDSAY

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At the regular city council meeting on Jan. 13, council agreed to give early budget approval for the purchase of a ladder truck for Grand Forks Fire Rescue. The cost of the truck is $1.3 million and will be financed through a five year short term borrowing and funded by a five year parcel tax. At council, both Dale Heriot, Grand Forks fire chief, and Roxanne Shepherd, chief financial officer, gave a presentation on the project. Shepherd told council that due to several factors, such as the plunging Canadian dollar, the cost of short term borrowing would be much cheaper than borrowing over the long term. The cost of interest for long-term borrowing at 4.5 per cent over 20 years would be $1,170,000 as opposed to the cost of short term borrowing at three per cent over five years which would cost $195,000. She also explained that a five-year parcel (2015-19) would work out to $279,015 each year. With 3,052 folios in the 2013 revised roll, a flat parcel tax would be $91.42. “There are advantages to the flat tax,” she said. “Everybody pays evenly for the service rather than based on assessment. Also, the flat tax could help retain some

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Fire chief Dale Heriot gives a presentation about the new ladder truck for the Grand Forks Fire Rescue at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 13.

of the homeowner grant lost to the province.” Heriot explained that by purchasing the new ladder truck, the fire department will keep insurance costs down in the city. “Council recognized that even though their will be some cost to the taxpayer, it’s nowhere close to what it would cost in additional insurance cost if we don’t move in this direction,” said Mayor Brian Taylor. “I

think it really shows a long-term commitment from the community to a first rate excellent fire service. I think that’s really important to the community.” Taylor said the council and city staff will still need to finalize the details regarding the borrowing and financing of the ladder truck. “What we did tonight was give the green light to go ahead with buying the American money for the purchase (of the truck) without having to deal with the dropping Canadian dollar,” he said. Heriot told the Gazette that the new ladder truck is much needed by the fire department. “We’re very happy with how it turned out,” he said. “Our current ladder truck is a 1993 Superior Fire Truck. By fire underwriter’s standards, it has expired as far as useful life in being a frontline pumper to protect the community. We were in a position where we needed to replace the ladder truck.” Heriot said the life of fire trucks is 20 years, so when purchasing a new truck, the fire department has to look at what the needs of the community will be for the next 20-year time frame. “We generally won’t buy a fire truck that fits our needs today, but one that will fit our needs in 20 years,” he said. “There are plenty of positive signs in the commu-

nity right now. Anticipating for the future, that’s one of the reasons we’re making the purchase we are. We believe the community will be very positive moving forward.” Heriot said that all fire trucks are made south of the border in the United States which means a slumping Canadian dollar would increase costs. In addition, the fire truck must be custom made. “There not like when you buy a car off the car lot,” he said. “Every community is different, so every community requires something different for their fire truck.” Heriot said the truck will have a bigger pump allowing for more water flow. The ladder will be twice as long at 30.5 metres (100 feet). In addition, there will be a platform on the truck which will be much safer for the crew. “It gives us a lot more options with regards to rescue and firefighting and elevated water streams,” he said. Heriot added that they’ve already put the new truck out to tender and are currently reviewing bids. “We’ll talk with the CAO (Doug Allin) with regards to approaching the successful bidder,” he said. “We’ll enter into a contract situation with them. We’ll start with a pre-construction meeting on building a fire truck.” The actual construction of the truck is expected to take 12 to 15 months.

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f one doubted Grand Forks was an agricultural community, they would only need to open the pages of the Gazette each week to see the stream of letters and stories coming in from people concerned with growing issues and issues of growing in the Boundary region. It’s a refreshing breath from the staff of life sector. Food, its production, its protection and its viability for the future should be paramount in everyone’s purview. From the concern over water meters (will we have enough water to cultivate gardens, yards, crops) to what sort of seed we put in the ground (chemically altered or not), to bringing back the ailing meat production industry, they are all sound issues and worthy of some thought. What is known about issues of an agricultural nature has been handed down to us over many generations, but we do have to give some credence and time to absorb what is new. All voices need to be heard and respected on the issues we are grappling with, and hopefully the right decisions will gravitate to the surface over time.


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ecent Hollywood movie disasters have apparently prompted skittish studios and investors to look for outside help in designing movie projects. Multi-million dollar losses for The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D and now 47 Ronin have convinced producers that a “new” approach to movie creation is needed. Just when we thought that Hollywood was already stuck in the rut of recycling old movies, digitizing old comic books and rejuvenating old action movie actors comes the news that the studios have decided to use even less imagination in developing new films. According to Tom Rowley of the London Daily Telegraph, studios are hiring scientists

to accumulate statistics from the Internet, crunch the numbers and come up with surefire plots, characters and actors, based on such data as the number of Wikipedia hits actors and movie titles get. If we thought that adolescent males were already influencing Hollywood about 10 times more than they should, and encouraging an endless stream of Adam Sandler films, we should brace ourselves for the projects that will soon be flooding the market. A key player in all this is the fast rising business enterprise called Epagogix, a firm that advises Hollywood studios, suggesting script and casting changes based on a complex computer algorithm. Its website states: “By understanding the critical risks facing a business, identifying the data around those risks, and developing customised artificial intelligence solutions, we help clients to better predict outcomes.

“Our forecasts help clients to make the best objective decisions about spending risk capital and managing operational budgets.” In other words, as long as the public Tweets, clicks and blogs about Adam Sandler’s films, we can expect more of them, just as we can continue to expect on television more of the likes of Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and Charlie Sheen; they are all tops on the Tweet-o-meter. The company is apparently quite proud that the intelligence employed in its decision making is artificial. Say no more. Rowley reports that Nick Meaney, CEO and co-founder of Epagogix, doesn’t think much of Casablanca. The Bogart classic didn’t perform that well at the box office when it first came out, and therefore was not a successful movie. “It was gloomy, downbeat and too long,” Rowley reports Meaney saying. “A


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mass audience is looking for a happy ending.” In addition to happy endings, his firm’s computers suggest to Hollywood studios all kinds of changes based on what average audiences “like.” And there you have it, investors. The guesswork for Hollywood is gone. Risk has vanished. Success is now inevitable. As long as movies contain adolescent humour, explosions, fabulous digitized special effects, clear cut good guys and bad guys, a love interest, a sidekick who dies in the line of duty, a villain who dies painfully, sex (but no visible naughty bits), a recognizable movie star and of course a happy ending, your investment is secure. Otherwise, save your money. And forget Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and Apocalypse Now. They obviously never should have been made. Jim Holtz is a Boundarybased writer.

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Let’s keep poison out of public spaces To the Editor: It is true that we are far down the road of the genetically modified organism dollar game. However, we can still maintain principle if we so choose. Any profit with poisons is reprehensible in my view. Applying herbicides where children play is no one’s right. Public spaces, the commons,a re where people go for leisure, beauty, rest and play. Let’s keep them poison free, as they have been for the past decade and more in Grand Forks. Angelica Herlihy, Grand Forks

Taxation and voting made meaningful

To the Editor: Ronaghan’s column The great equalizer lamenting voters’ sloth invited answers to ‘why are you disillusioned?’ and ‘why are you not engaged?’ There are two equalizers that should be compulsory because each is a hallmark of democracy; voting and taxation. Both, fairly applied, mean engagement. An obligatory vote under a form of proportional representation would guarantee presence on every step of the democratic ladder; in cabinet, in committees, plenums, etc. A quarter of the vote equates to a quarter of representation across the board. The deputy prime minister should be from a party other than the prime minister’s. Co-operation and compromise mean more than the relentless betrayals we are witnessing. I have diminishing trust in the party system because parliamentarians become whipped and scripted vassals. A party winning 36 per cent and calling itself a ‘majority government’ (as is the case in Canada), and loading the dice is patently wrong, as is alarmingly manifest.

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Thumbs Up to Pat Kelly

Thumbs up to Pat Kelly for the excellent write-up “Yuletide tale of Tinsel’s rescue has happy ending” front page Jan 8 issue. Very well written, Pat. It reads like a very interesting short story emitting to the reader all emotions experienced by everyone involved—including Tinsel. You might consider submitting your true story to Our Canada magazine at Reader’s Digest or to Chicken Soup for the Animal Lover’s Soul books. Thumbs up to Midway resident Miranda Charles for standing your ground on behalf of a frightened bear cub who most likely witnessed her mother’s death. Also for your excellent photos. Thumbs up to your husband James and your father Daryll for the role they played to ensure Tinsel’s safety and well-being. Thumbs up to the powers that be for placing these two RCMP officers in the right place, at the right time, together. What a team! And last, but not least, thumbs up to Dale Tiffenbach for doing all he could for Tinsel, whilst in search of help versus euthanasia. Every youngster deserves a chance at life and if you hadn’t spoken at church Dale, who knows how this story would’ve ended. Amen. Thumbs down to the City of Grand Forks and/or RDKB for not doing anything about people who sit on the downtown sidewalks with an open guitar case. Could that be panhandling? Or maybe there’s isn’t a bylaw for that, maybe I’m wrong. With legs outstretched we have to walk around them. But my biggest gripe is they have two (big) dogs with them. I have a big dog,

too, which I walk on leash all the time downtown, because I live downtown and I pay taxes and I pay all city utilities and I like to shop at the downtown grocery store. But, it’s me, the resident taxpayer that, upon arriving at one end of that Fourth Street block and seeing two dogs sit up and stretch their necks in interest of my approaching dog (on leash), it’s me who crosses to the other side of the street to avoid passing this group with my dog. I take the long way around to get to the grocery store. I shouldn’t have to do that. I’m the resident here. I do it to avoid possible confrontation with the dogs. Dogs are naturally, normally curious of each other and I’ve no idea what might happen if the three dogs met and I don’t want to find out. How can these two people afford dogs, it makes me wonder. But like I said, maybe I’m the one that’s wrong—am I? Thumbs down to the downtown businesses that allow the aforementioned to occupy their store frontage. Does it enhance your business? Thumbs up to Kootenay Boundary Animal Control for helping in the search for our missing dogs, which are still missing. Thumbs up to the family who donates their own Christmas time to make the community Christmas dinner such a tasty event. Would you like to give a thumb up or a thumb down? Email with Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down as a subject line. We could publish your anonymous submission. Attacks on specific businesses and people will not be published. Editor’s discretion will always be exercised. Please keep it tasteful. A5 A5

It’s about our food


hat might the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) do next in its campaign to raise awareness among residents of Boundary Country about the genetic engineering (GE) of plants and animals and their potential as hazards to human health? On Dec. 5, 2013 GFBRAS sponsored a forum on GE foods and human health and, according to Sheila Dobie, president, it was an excellent event. She admitted that there is a lot of stuff to learn. Should the society now intensify its informational campaign to ensure that even more residents become familiar with the facts about GE Rousing foods and the companies that prothe Rabble duce them, or can it say it has done ROY RONAGHAN enough. Now that GFBRAS has called attention to GE foods there is an expectation that they will continue what must be considered good work. No one should feel that the society is causing controversy or doing work that rightfully Perhaps GFBRAS can employ strategies that groups in other jurisdictions are using. A report in The Earth Island Journal dated Dec. 16 describes a successful protest against GMO companies on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands where some 700 people gathered on a day when the weather was described as “crumby.” It was not enough to discourage the crowd of protestors. Hollywood stars, politicians, grassroots activists, professional surfers, and residents from the island of Kauai were among the protesters. What brought this diverse group together? A local historian said, “It’s about our food,” he added. “Its ridiculous to have bioengineering experiments in a closed ecosystem like this island.” Biotech companies grow GM crops on thousands of acres of available farmland on the islands. The biotech giant Monsanto leases over 1,000 acres for its operation. Five other big biotech companies: DuPont, Dow, Agrichemicals, Syngenia and DASE have been expanding their operations and they too now occupy thousands of acres of land that were once sugar cane and pineapple plantations. The companies are now growing and testing transgenic seeds. Hawaii has the largest number of experimental GMO crops in the United States. One of the protesters, Walter Ritte, admitted that a march of a mile was not going to get the results they wanted. What would get results is involvement in electoral politics. The intent would be to elect people who support the non-GMO campaign and who would pass laws to govern GMO corporations A Group called Babes Against Biotech is working to oust legislators who receive funding from biotech companies and it has had success. Should GFBRAS work to place GE foods and human health on the agenda as an election issue? Should the society become involved in electoral politics at local and regional levels in 2014 when mayors, councillors and regional district area directors will be seeking re-election as part of their campaign? There is a lot of information available that can be put into an “easy to use” form for ongoing distribution by GFBRAS. The society might also wish to work with the managers of local grocery stores to encourage a broader selection of foods with non-GMO labels. Only a handful are so-labelled now. The pushback against GM foods should be taken seriously. It is definitely about our food now and the food that our children and grandchildren will consume in the future. What actions might individuals and families take if they have concerns? They can read labels and refuse to buy food products that are not adequately labelled. They can write to and talk with local, regional, provincial and federal politicians on a regular basis. They can attend forums when they are organized. They can do research on the biotech companies and GM foods. If they are so inclined they might attend protest gatherings. Roy Ronaghan is a Christina Lake-based writer.

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BULLETIN BOARD Are you caring for a loved one, or experienced the loss of a loved one? Would you like to chat with a person who understands? Call Louise at Boundary Community Hospice, 250-443-2162. Dial-A-Law Dial-A-Law is a free service with information on B.C. and federal laws. Access Dial-A-Law by phone (it’s automated) and on the web to hear or read scripts prepared by lawyers. Call toll-free 1-800-565-5297; on the web, go to Dinners at Home St. John’s UCW in partnership with Interior Health Food Services provides a menu of 16 frozen meals that store in your freezer, to be reheated in a microwave or oven. Community seniors and caregivers and recently discharged patients benefit from these wellbalanced nutritional meals. For information contact Gill Matthews at 250-442-8783 or United Church office at 250-442-3311. Kettle River Museum Open daily in July/August: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May, June & September: Friday - Monday. Bring your kids and visitors! Step back in time and tour our heritage KVR station, climb aboard our last caboose, the 1930’s Massey-Harris tractor, or our rare 1950’s Austin fire truck. General Admission $3. Free admission for children under 12. Every Monday • Senior Centre Branch 68 is holding Crib at 1:30 p.m. • “Are you troubled by someone’s drinking?” Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. at the Catholic Church Rectory 7269 - 9th St., Grand Forks. For information call Liz at 250-442-5654 or Lewis G. at 250-447-2668. • Drop-in carpet bowling is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 9:30 a.m. • The CanCan Troupe practices from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church on 7th St. Contact Mona at 250-442-2237 or Mel at 250-447-2614. • Boundary Stroke Recovery Club meets at 341 - 75th Avenue, 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. For information call Ian Taylor at 250-4423545. • Is food a problem for you? The Grand Forks Overeaters Anonymous Group meets at 7:00

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p.m. at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church basement, 7252 7th St. Phone Ella at 250-442-2346, or call 250-442-2227. 3rd Monday Every Month • The Discover Rock Creek Society meets in the West Boundary Elementary School Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. • The monthly general meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion is held at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Lounge open daily at 2:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. • Blessings Boutique from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free lunch, Gospel Chapel. Contact Tammy Battersby at 250-443-1295. • Caregivers Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 7 to 9pm. There is an exception for the month of August meets at 5pm instead. For additional information contact Frani at 250-442-5320. Last Monday Every Month • Kettle River Recreation Commission meets at the Rock Creek Trading Post at 7 p.m. Come out and support activities for families! Every Tuesday • Learn sign language at the Grand Forks Public Library every Tuesday to Dec. 17, 2013 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Class open to all ages. No registration required. Drop-in anytime. Class is free but a food donation box will be available if you wild like to help out in that way. For information about the class, call Leanne or Tammy at Sunshine Valley Community Services at 250-442-3335 ext. 211. • Girls in Action (Pioneer Clubs) meet at the Gospel Chapel, 7048 Donaldson, Grand Forks from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact Dianna Borthwick at 250-442-5376. (Girls grades 2 to 7). • Prayer Canada meets from 12 - 1 p.m. at gallery 2 in the meeting room. New members welcome. • Breastfeeding Café, 10 - 11 a.m. Granville Family Centre, 1200 Central Ave. For anyone interested in breastfeeding: a breastfeeding mom, pregnant woman, or grandmother, aunt, sister or friend of a breastfeeder. Come for support, learning, sharing. Call Public Health at 250-443-3150 or Cynthia at 250442-5355. • Chess Club - from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. All ages welcome. • Figure Drawing/Painting Group meets 5:30-7:30 at gallery 2. Artists bring their own materials. Easels available. Schedule sometimes changes so please call Nora first if you

plan to drop by. No membership free, but $20 per month or a $5 drop-in fee collected to pay models. For information call gallery 2 at 250-442-2211 or Nora at 250-442-3668. • The Sunshine Quilters of Grand Forks meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Focus on Fibre building on Donaldson Drive. For more info call Kim at 250-442-8802. • Scrabble at the Grand Forks Public Library from 1-3 p.m. • CAN/AM Women’s closed AA meetings, 11 a.m. to noon at the Anglican Church Basement. • Crib at the Legion Hall starts 6:30 p.m. sharp. • Grand Forks Air Cadets meet at the Legion from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This organization promotes leadership skills, camaraderie and working together as a team. New members always welcome. Join the fun. Contact Jim: 1-866-447-9304 or Janice 250-442-5732. • St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Boundary Branch meeting 7 p.m. at 8008 Donaldson Drive. • Grand Forks Contract Bridge Club meets at Anglican Church at 7 p.m.; all welcome. For info or reservations call Al at 250-442-2525. • Grand Forks Pipes & Drums practices 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 101 at GFSS. Beginning and experienced pipers and drummers invited to join. Lessons by arrangement. Inquiries, please call 250-442-1249. • AA (open) meeting in Greenwood at the McArthur Centre, at 8 p.m. Contact 250-4462249 or 442-0072. • Pioneer Girls/Girls in Action - Gospel Chapel 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Eileen Gobbett at 250-442-2417. • TOPS is the weight loss support group of choice for thousands. Join us and you will see why. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m.; meeting to follow, at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive, Room 302). Questions? Call Frances at 250-442-0638. • Community Learning Place – drop-in – from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. Come for help with reading, writing, basic computer, test preparation, citizenship study. This program is a partnership between CBAL and the Grand Forks Public Library. • Kettle River Runners: your friendly Grand Forks running club meets for a group run every Tuesday throughout the fall and winter at 5 p.m. at the aquatic centre. Runs are generally 5 to 8 km in length, and the group splits into runners of similar ability. Further information about club events are posted on our website: 2nd & 4th Wednesday Every Month • The Rumplestiltskein Fibre Arts Guild of Rock Creek meets. Phone 250-446-2431 or

Email your event to with the words “Event Listing” in the subject line; You can also mail it to Box 700, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 or drop it off at our office at 7330 2nd Street – please mark clearly “Event Listing”. Also, please let us know if your notice has new information, or if your event has been cancelled. 250-446-2406 for more information. Last Wednesday Every Month • Adult Book Club meets at the Christina Living Arts Centre at 1:30 p.m. Call the Grand Forks Library to find out what we’re reading this month. Every Thursday • Bored Room Bistro Texas Hold’ em Poker at 6:30 p.m. 607 - 8th Ave., Midway, B.C. Free! • Join the new seniors “fun” singing group. Sing songs from bygone eras at Seniors’ Hall in City Park at 9:45 a.m. Visit, have coffee and sing. Contact Liz at 250-442-5516. Senior’s drop-in fee $1. • Bingo at the Legion! Doors open at 5:45 p.m., game starts at 6:45 p.m. • Opt Clinic (Planned Parenthood) is held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boundary Medical Clinic. • Drop-in Crib is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1:30 p.m. • The CanCan Troupe practices from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church on 7th St. Contact Mona at 250-442-2237 or Mel at 250-447-2614. • Pioneer Clubs - Girls In Action (grades 1 7), meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call Lee Anna Klassen at 250-442-5502. 2nd and 4th Thursday Every Month • Grand Forks Fly Tying Club meets at 7 p.m. at Kingfisher Fly and Tackle Shop. All welcome to join. For information call Lawrence at King Fisher Fly & Tackle 250-442-3011. • The Boundary Peace Initiative meets at 7 p.m. at the Slavonic Centre. Contact Laura at 250-442-0434. 3rd Thursday Every Month • Boundary Women’s Resource Centre Dropin 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We provide referrals, library, information, social time for women and much more. Call for more info 250-4425212. • The Writer’s Guild meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Forks Public Library. Last Thursday Every Month • Adult Book Club meets at the Grand Forks Library at 7 p.m. Call the Grand Forks Library to find out what we’re reading this month. Every Friday • Boundary Bandits Car Club meets at Tastie Treat at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Ownership of an old car/truck is not necessary for membership. Call Jack at 250-4423502. • Youth Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive) for grades 8-12. For more info call 250-442-5148. • The Youth Group at River Valley Community Church meets at 7 p.m. For information call 250-442-8456. • Narcotics Anonymous (open) meeting is held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church

(basement), 7252 7th St., at 8 p.m. • Drop-in carpet bowling is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1 p.m. • Storytime at the Grand Forks Public Library is held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. All ages welcome, no pre-registration necessary. • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s in Greenwood. TBA for Midway. Contact Wendy at 250-449-2809. • “Are you troubled by someone’s drinking?” Al Anon meets at noon at the Catholic Church Rectory 7269 - 9th St., Grand Forks. For information call Liz at 250-442-5654 or Lewis G. at 250-447-2668. • Blessings Boutique from noon to 3:45 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel. Contact Karen at 250-443-1295. Every Saturday • Adult Knitting Club 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. Needles and wool provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies. Donations for this program are gratefully accepted. Let the library know in advance if you will attending this free program. 250-442-3944. • Kettle River Lions’ Meat Draw at 3 p.m. at the Prospector at the Rock Creek Hotel. • Boundary Woodworkers Guild meet every morning for a drop in workshop at around 9:30 am at 8120B Donaldson Drive (the former SPCA site) with a monthly business meeting at 10 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Prospective members are welcome. • Storytime at Kocomo’s for children 6 and under at 11:30 a.m. Every week a different storyteller. This event is free and held at Kocomo’s Coffee Shop in Grand Forks. • Grand Forks Soberiders AA Group meets at 10 am at First Baptist Church, 2495, 76th Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 250-443-3121. • The Royal Canadian Legion holds a meat draw from 3 - 5 p.m. • Chess Club meets in the meeting room at the Grand Forks Public Library from 3 - 5 p.m. All levels of players welcome. Instruction is available. Second to Last Saturday of the Month Seniors are welcome at 686 72nd Ave. (except month of December) for a vegetarian potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks Slavonic Centre. Bring your favourite dish or $6 donation. New members/ guests welcome! Fellowship, card games, shuffleboard, pool, etc. For information call Elizabeth/John at 250-442-2609 or Pauline at 250-442-3440. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month • The Grand Forks Trap Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Wildlife Range. For more information call 250-442-8424.

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Letters A7 A7

to the editor

Making a plea to be water meter free

To the Editor: curtail water usage but at what Re: Open letter to city councost? cil on water meters Undoubtedly water meters A number of years ago will come with a financial cost, when city council first began but that’s not the real cost. discussing the installation of In an attempt to keep down water meters, I urged council, expenses residents will water in a letter, to carefully and seri- less or not water at all. The real ously weigh the pros and cons cost of metering will be fewer of meter installation. flowerbeds, fewer green lawns, At that time I suggested that fewer vegetable gardens, a new reservoir in west Grand and fewer shrubs and trees. Forks might be a better option. Already Grand Forks has far This was something that previ- too many neglected yards. We ous councils had been commit- don’t need any more. ted to. More than 20 years ago, Our city administrator, the city purchased property Doug Allin, as quoted in the for that very purpose. You, our Nov. 20 issue of the Grand current council, however, has Forks Gazette follows this opted for meter instillation, the line of reasoning: meters will “environmental” option. After reduce usage, reduced usage all, meters will force people to will allow under-sizing of conserve water and protect our infrastructure, which will lead aquifer. And who can argue to “millions of dollars in savwith “conservation” and “proings.” Where are the engineertection?” ing studies and cost analysis In preparation, your emreports that confirm “millions ployees were out this past fall of dollars savings?” Are we locating water shut-off valves downsizing our infrastructure and marking their location in anticipation of a shrinking in blue. I was indeed “blue” community? Is there no plan in when I encountered the three place to promote community gentlemen probing among my growth? cedars in an attempt to find the Allin affirms that this will Z & TW valve to my property. be a user pay system; the more ient: Ministry of Forests, Lands andyou NRO It is my opinion that city use the more you pay. I ampaign: PMP: FLNR-S-INTERIOR-2014 council has been given a false conscientiously use city water bill ofxsale. Water meters may to keep my lawn green, my ze: 4.313” 6.714”

vegetable and flower gardens growing and my shrubs and trees lush. If I continue to do so, I will have to pay and pay dearly. Certainly much more than my neighbour who may choose to let his lawn die, his trees shrivel up and generally keep his yard in such a state of disrepair that it becomes a blight on the community. Will all city amenities be run on a user pay basis? Will I be exempt from the portion of taxes that go toward the upkeep of amenities that I don’t use? Obviously I am not happy about council’s decision to install water meters. I urge you to reconsider and get on with upgrading the community’s water system so that the citizens of Grand Forks can prudently enjoy the abundance of potable water that we have been blessed with. Let’s not waste our resources, however, let’s not, in the name of conservation, destroy that which we are trying to preserve. It would be a shame if in a few years, one rounding the Spenser Hill corner and looking down on Grand Forks would have to sadly lament, “how green was my valley.” Frank Triveri, Grand Forks


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Braying asses and flapping seals on government benches could be comical were they not such a brazen betrayal of the tax-payers who elected them. Societies thrive when caring for citizens (universal health care), schooling its young (universal education), ensuring freedom of movement of people and goods (adequate transportation infrastructure), assuring safe, well-lighted places to live in and ensuring huge, untrammeled spaces - for their own sakes and for all the organisms for which they mean life. These make taxes a civil obligation; understood, levied fairly, paid unstintingly. It is difficult for me to understand avoiding taxes yet demand public services. Such behaviour beggars citizenship. A nation of demeaned citizenship is on the skids; the anthem rings hollow, the flag hangs limp, its institutions compromised, its armed force impotent. Where national pride is portrayed by millionaire goons, the rot is in. Bullying at school is unsurprising. Wealth, not consumption, should be the foundation of taxation. It is ridiculous to import the world’s junk - made at pitiful wages in the planet’s most egregious sweat shops - and apply consumption taxes to it. A flat tax—say 30 per cent—should be applied to all gross salaries, wages and so-called compensations to fully support all public services and, combined with royalties, corporate taxes, levies, fines, duties and reasonable user-pay services, to comfortably fund such costs. The trick is to assiduously prevent laundering. To develop citizenship let’s guarantee free education to certification, diploma and degree levels; in return for such largesse graduates would be required to perform two years of national service. Not military service; service to the nation. A small token for launching them, debt free, into adulthood. Such service to include a month in each year dedicated to their professional developments and another month in each year given to character building adventure courses. A far more meaningful relationship is developed by two young people on each end of a climbing rope than by sexting each other. The balance of the two years dedicated to volunteer services to their country. Taxation and voting thus made meaningful would, I believe, buttress our democracy. Dave Milton, Grand Forks


Application #: FLNR-S-INTERIOR-2014 Applicant: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Range Branch 441 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2T3 Agent: SMC Consulting, 1582 Lawrence Avenue, Penticton, BC, V2A 3C1 Tel/Fax: 250-492-6193, email: The purpose of the proposed multi-agency Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to manage invasive alien plants and/or noxious weeds on provincial Crown land in the southern interior of B.C. The PMP applies to areas located within the Thompson Nicola, Cariboo, Central Coast, Squamish Lillooet, Columbia Shuswap, North Okanagan, Central Okanagan, Okanagan Similkameen, Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay and East Kootenay Regional Districts.

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The PMP applies to areas in the vicinity of the communities of Bella Coola, Alexis Creek, Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Lillooet, Clinton, Cache Creek, Blue River, Clearwater, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Golden, Merritt, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail, Salmo, Creston, Cranbrook, Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood. The pest management methods proposed for use include mechanical, cultural and biological control and the use of herbicides within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and examples of the trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include aminopyralid (Milestone), clopyralid (Lontrel), dicamba (Vanquish), diflufenzopyr (Overdrive), glyphosate (Vantage Plus Max), imazapyr (Arsenal), mecoprop-p (Dyvel DX), metsulfuron methyl (Escort), picloram (Tordon 22K), 2,4-D Amine (2,4-D Amine 600) and triclopyr (Garlon XRT). Selective application methods include wick/wipe-on, injection, squirt bottle, cut surface, and foliar applications using backpack or vehicle mounted sprayer. The proposed duration of the PMP is from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2019. A draft copy of the proposed PMP and map of the proposed treatment area may be examined in detail at: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Range Branch, 411 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2T3, online at or by contacting the Agent listed above.

Learn all about water meters at our January open house Join us at our open house to learn more information on water meters, the installation process, comparative costs and how you and the community will benefit, now that the water meter program is being expanded to residential customers.

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• Wednesday, January 22nd 2pm to 6pm Gallery 2, 524 Central Avenue Grand Forks Council members and staff will be on hand to answer questions, plus you can complete the water meter feedback form and find out ways to reduce your water bill! Can’t make it? Learn more at, where you can fill out our feedback form and read more information about the water meter program, or email us at FOR MORE INFORMATION:

A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan may send copies of the information to the applicant (c/o SMC Consulting, Agent, at the address listed above), within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

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Shown at last year’s event, Grand Forks Rotary Club member and Scotch Tasting committee chair Homer Good are hosting their sixth annual Scotch Tasting night on Feb. 1 at the gallery 2.

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To misquote an old Spirit of the West song, “There’s none more Scotch than the Scotch abroad, there’s a place in our hearts for the old Scotch.” What that means, is that for many discerning fans of Scotch there is nothing quite like a good Scotch. Fortunately, for local Scotch fans or connoisseurs, the Grand Forks Rotary Club is hosting their sixth annual Scotch Tasting night on Feb. 1 at gallery 2. “It’s not really a big fundraiser, it’s more of a social event,” said Homer Good, chair of the Scotch Tasting committee. “It’s a Scotch tasting event for single malt Scotch, not for real high end but medium to high end Scotch.” Beer and wine will also be available for sale for those ‘less sophisticated’, jokes Good. This year, the event will feature nearly 40 different single malt Scotches. “We go through the list of what we’ve had al-

Assessement READY, SET, LEARN

The Province’s Ready, Set, Learn initiative recognizes that families need good information about how to support their young child’s early learning, as well as, development of positive connections with the school system and local community agencies. The Ministry of Education funds boards of education to offer Ready, Set, Learn events in local schools.

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For more information call the Boundary Family Centre at 250-442-2267 or 1-877-442-5355 Or visit the Ready, Set, Learn website at Success By 6 supports parents and communities in creating healthy, nurturing environments for our youngest children, so that by age 6, they are physically, socially, and emotionally ready to succeed in school. The goal of Success By 6 is to better the lives of our Boundary area children in our families and enhancing our communities.

Success by 6® is a locally based initiative in partnership with:

Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities • Ministry of Children & Family Development • Grand Forks Credit Union

is a proud supporter of this community initaitive

“If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to one of our staff, they may submit a notice of complaint (appeal) by Jan. 31, for an independent review by a property assessment review panel,” said Wall. The panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and meet between Feb. 1 and March 15 to hear formal complaints. The assessment office servicing Grand Forks is located at 300-1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna. During the month of January, office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Property owners can contact BC Assessment toll-free at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) or online by clicking “connect” at Visit for more information about the 2014 Assessment Roll includ-

ready and see what new Scotches we can bring in,” said Good. “Every year we try to bring in a good selection of different Scotches.” Some of the highlights of this year’s Scotch selections are 12-year-old Balvene, 17-year-old Glenfarcias, 16-year-old Scapa and Clynelish, distiller’s edition. Good said the difference between single malt Scotches and other Scotches such as blended, is that the barley used is making the Scotch comes from the same location. He adds that Scotches are well known for their taste, which varies depending on the price and make. “You get a $200 bottle of Scotch and it’ll be smooth as heck,” said Good. “You go down to a $20 bottle of bar scotch and it’ll give you a pretty good ride going down. There’s quite a distinctive difference.” Tickets are $30 and include five taster glasses. There will also be snacks available. Tickets are available at Sears as well as gallery 2. The event goes from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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ing lists of 2014’s top 100 most valuable residential properties across the province. Across the rest of B.C., the biggest increases were in the Northwest and Peace River regions, where total residential value rose about 10 per cent as natural gas and other industrial development picked up speed. The value of all property in B.C. rose 1.27 per cent, despite declines in most regions for farm, recreational and managed forest land. In the Lower Mainland, most residential values showed modest increases, from almost flat on the North Shore to 1.61 per cent in Vancouver, 0.68 in North Fraser, 1.98 per cent in Surrey-White Rock and 1.53 per cent in the Fraser Valley. Richmond-Delta recorded the only decline in the region, with residential total value down 0.15 per cent. In Southern Vancouver Island, total residential property value fell 2.69 per cent,

with similar decreases for recreational and farm property. Business property is up 3.89, and major industrial property jumped 17.45 per cent. Central Vancouver Island residential property slipped 1.31 per cent, with similar decreases in industrial, recreational and farm property and a 2.67 per cent rise in business property. The Courtenay region saw residential values hold steady, with business property up 3.36 and farm and recreational values down two per cent. Penticton region residential property was down 0.94 per cent, with a similar dip in farm value. Kelowna also had about a one-per-cent drop in farm value, with residential value steady compared to 2013. The Vernon region saw a 1.57-percent drop in residential value and a 1.95 per cent dip in farm value. Residential property value was up 1.31 per cent in the East Kootenay and up 0.76 per cent in the Kamloops region.

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“It was stated on the RDKB website that they were in compliance,” said Stewart. “Because the RDKB did not do what they said they were doing, everyone that came here to go swimming at that community centre, or skating, or curling, has been under the impression that we are in compliance and these people are properly vetted and it’s a safe place for their children to go. It’s simply not the case.” Stewart has spoken in person and by email to several GFREC and RDKB staff members, as well as Mayor Brian Taylor and the CUPE union president, but was clearly not satisfied. “It’s been suggested by the lifeguards and the staff that criminal record checks were expected and were important but it’s been completely stonewalled by the administration,” said Stewart. “(They) said the union has refused to do it. I called the union and they started off being stymied by what I said and why anyone would blame the union.” The RDKB (Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary, which operates the Grand Forks Recreation Centre) enacted a criminal record check policy on Nov. 24, 2011 that states that the RDKB requires criminal record checks for all prospective candidates applying for positions designated as sensitive positions by the RDKB. “We have a policy that calls for criminal record checks for employees for when they’re hired or when they move into a job where they will deal with children or vulnerable adults,” said John MacLean, chief administrative officer for the RDKB. When it comes to employees who were hired before the policy was enacted, MacLean said they are working on it. “We have to work with the union on that,” he said. “We have to work it through. It’s our desire to have the policy apply to everyone. That’s what we’re working towards.” MacLean said that before Stewart contacted the RDKB, it hadn’t been brought up before. “The policy we have is relatively new,” said MacLean.“We put it in place a couple of years ago. But it had never been raised as an issue. The policy was in place when he raised it.”

Sheila Dobie, president of the Grand Forks and Boundary Agricultural Society, discusses food security at the forum on Saturday at the senior’s centre.

Ideas spring into action in food forum CRAIG LINDSAY

Grand Forks Gazette

It was another good turnout of about 30 enthusiastic individuals for the second Grand Forks and Boundary Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) food forum, titled Ideas into Action: The future of OUR food in the Boundary, on Saturday at the Senior’s Centre. Unfortunately, both keynote speakers were unable to attend due to poor weather and illness. Despite that, organizer Sheila Dobie, president of GFBRAS, said it was a very productive meeting. “It was excellent, I thought,”

she said. “Neither of our speakers was able to attend, but this was able to give us a lot more to get our working group sessions done. I think we received a lot of excellent input and ownership.” Dobie added that they were able to sign up people for various projects and identify which projects people were excited about and wanted to see happen. “We’ve got some good marketing strategies coming up,” she said. “Things like a web-based directory. We’ve got a fundraising event we’re hoping to get involved in. We’ve got ideas around

integrating the Boundary Country label with the Boundary Country Grown label that will assist us in identifying local products.” Among the other projects identified were storage infrastructure and education initiatives. “There’s a large, new edible community garden-type project,” she said. “There was somebody in the room that has already given it some legs. They’ve had some conversations with some land-owners. We’ve got some real specifics that people got really excited about that we can start moving forward on.”

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eing a Toronto Raptors fan is usually a thankless job. The team hasn’t had a winning record, or made the playoffs since real raptors roamed the earth. Or at least it seems that way. Every star player has left the team for greener pastures down south from Tracy McGrady to Vince Carter to Chris Bosh. As soon as they became great players they left for more money and a greater chance at championships. This year, it looked like perhaps the Raptors would get a chance to turn around the franchise once and for all. All they had to do was lose some games, win the draft lottery and pick up one of the four of five great prospects that will be available. One of those college stars expected to go high in next year’s draft is one Andrew Wiggins of Kansas University. Wiggins, also known as Maple Jordan, is being hailed as the best Canadian player ever. Even better than Steve Nash, who was pretty unheralded coming out of Santa Clara University and definitely unheralded coming out of Victoria. Wiggins is definitely more polished than last year’s number one pick Anthony Bennett, another Canadian. Bennett has had a disappointing rookie year with Cleveland after be-

On the Ball Craig Lindsay ing selected first overall out of UNLV. But Wiggins is much more athletic and talented and would certainly help Toronto right out of the gate. TSN is already airing promos saying that they are broadcasting every Kansas game. Could you imagine having a Toronto native leading the team? But, of course, the Raptors can’t even lose properly. Canada’s only NBA franchise is actually playing some very good basketball. The team has won seven of 10 games since trading high profile winger Rudy Gay to Sacramento. Without Gay, the Raps lack that star player, but have plenty of young talent who are willing to work hard and move the ball around looking for open shots. Youngsters DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valancuinas, in particular, are stepping into prominent roles and are looking like future stars. Role players like Amir Johnson and Tyler Hansborough are doing the dirty work near the basket. Guards Kyle Lowry and Grevis Vasquez are doing a good job running the team

from the point and facilitating the offence. Head coach Dwayne Casey has everybody on the same page. General manager Masai Ujari has assembled some good pieces that fit together and doesn’t cost the team an arm and leg. Right now, the Raptors are at .500 and are coming off a recent exciting win on the road over league leading Indiana. We’ll see if they can continue that pace and make the playoffs where anything can happen. I definitely think the fans deserve it. Tanking might be effective, if everything falls into place. But the think is—there are no guarantees. Remember the last time the Raptors drafted high? They took Andrea Bargnani first overall. How did that work out? Not to mention that even if they managed to grab a future star like Wiggins or Duke’s Jabari Parker, there’s no guarantee they wouldn’t bolt after three or four years like Carter or Bosh. So I say enjoy the Raptors’ run while it lasts. If nothing else, it’s great to watch a team move the ball and actually look for the best shot, rather than have isolations for Gay or whoever. Craig Lindsay is a reporter with the Grand Forks Gazette.

A day of family fun in February CRAIG LINDSAY

Grand Forks Gazette

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As a relatively new holiday in B.C., Family Day has already become quite popular. Family Day, which happens on Monday, Feb. 10 this year, is in its second year in this province and offers a long weekend break during the long stretch of winter in between Christmas holiday and Easter. The City of Grand Forks is getting into the spirit with its first annual Family Fun Day event. Originally intended for one day only, the interest from the community prompted the city to have it throughout the weekend. “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from our sponsors who have kind of put their heads together and wanted to see a weekend affair,” said Sarah Winton, deputy corporate secretary for Grand Forks. “So we’ve de-

cided to include the whole weekend.” The event kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. with a speech from Mayor Brian Taylor followed by a road hockey game featuring the Border Bruins. “On Saturday, Feb. 8, Market Ave. will be closed,” said Winton. “We’ll have an opening ceremony with a hockey game for everyone in the community to come out and participate in.” Winton said they will provide some sticks, but it would be great if people brought their own sticks. “Rotary will be down there selling kettle corn,” she added. “There will be hot chocolate and hot dogs; the fire department will be there; Success By 6 will be there. In the afternoon, we are planning on having the GEM Theatre play a movie. Also, bowling will be available free of charge.” There will also be music, food and lots

of fun. The Christina Lake Golf Course will also be setting up winter golf on Market Street for budding chippers. “It’ll be a lot of fun,” said Winton. “From 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Market Avenue will be closed and all the activities will run at the same time.” Winton says that the event is important to council, which proposed the idea and came up with the original funding. “I think it’s important to council that it be inclusive and not exclusive,” she said. “The definition of family is huge. Our family is also our community and that is very important. Everyone is invited to come down.” As for the rest of the weekend, The Phoenix Mountain Ski Hill will be having free skiing on both Sunday and Monday, Feb. 9 and 10. There will also be free hot dogs available. On Monday, Grand Forks Recreation Cen-

tre will be hosting some events. At noon, they will be having outdoor fun at Dick Bartlett Park hosted by Pines Bible Camp. The pool will have a free swim from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the arena will have free public skating from 1:45 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. “There will be a passport book that will be given to students across the district,” said Winton. “You can collect stamps and then you can drop your passport off at the rec centre on Monday and enter a draw to win a Family Day package with great prizes.” With Family Day in only its second year in B.C., council wanted to get right on the opportunity to create an event for families to be able to get together and have fun together. “The bottom line is we want to make sure we pay attention to young people and families,” said Mayor Brian Taylor.

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Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, January 15, 2014 A13

Volume Four, Number Sizteen

New Year ... New You? This Week in Sports

“Following the gluttonous holidays, people are looking to get their lives on track” ELENA PLOTNIKOFF Setting goals is an important first step in getting where you want to go in life. The focused ambition on a future condition for your life helps you achieve direction. The most popular time to do this is the New Year. Following the gluttonous holidays, people are looking to get their lives on track after a time of relaxing and reflecting. Making resolutions allows you to evaluate what you care about, what you want to focus on, what you want your life to be and celebrate the accomplishments that you achieve. Goals are about being the best version of you possible ... one that you can be happy with. It is about finding peace with the things that you cannot change and harnessing the motivation to deal with the things that you have control over. This is a process that should not just be exclusive to the New Year. By keeping track of the things that you accomplish, even the smallest of victories, you can


The Junior Boys and Senior Boys basketball teams hosted two games against J. L. Crowe at GFSS on Wednesday, January 8th. The Junior Boys played first, working hard but not quite defeating Crowe. It was clear the boys put in a great amount of effort and the scoreboard did not do their attempt justice. They were followed by the Senior Boys who played an impressive game despite not having their full team to work with. The boys demonstrated the skills they have worked hard to earn with seemingly effortless shots and an admirable amount of speed. Although they played hard, the Senior Boys were not able to come out on top against Crowe and

finished with a 58-41 loss. The Junior Boys and Junior Girls will be heading to Osoyoos on Friday, January 17th for tournaments at Osoyoos Secondary School and will also play games against Stanley Humphries on Tuesday, January 21st. On this Tuesday, the Grade 8 Boys, Junior Boys, and Senior Boys will travel to Castlegar to play games at SHSS. The Grade 8 Girls and Junior Girls will be hosting their games against Stanley Humphries at GFSS on the 21st and we encourage you to come out and support our Wolves! The Grade 8 Girls will begin their game at 4:00pm, followed by the Junior Girls at 5:30pm. Good luck, Wolves!

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Breaking bad habits such as smoking are common New Year’s resolutions. A brand new year means a fresh start to getting healthy feel successful and encouraged to move forward. Whether it is quitting a bad habit, participating in a healthier lifestyle, managing time, becoming more charitable, appreciating the people in your life, or

learning a new skill, appropriately chosen objectives are greatly beneficial. You should be happy with who you are and where you are at in life even if you are only just starting on a path to greater things.

Wednesday, January 15th Jr. Girls basketball @ GFSS (4:00pm) Fri/Sat, January 17th-18th Jr. Boys basketball @ Osoyoos Jr. Girls basketball @ Osoyoos Tuesday, January 21st

Gr. 8 Boys basketball @ Castlegar Jr. Boys basketball @ Castlegar Sr. Boys basketball @ Castlegar Gr. 8 Girls basketball @ GFSS (4:00pm) Jr. Girls basketball @ GFSS (5:00pm) Good Luck Wolves!!!

What Would We Rate? “The

environment of a school plays such a huge part the educational experience of it’s students”

SIMONE GENTRY The end of our first semester at GFSS is coming up quickly and everyone’s busy getting ready for exams, trying to get that A+! As students we’re “judged” - I mean, graded on our skills, work habits, participation, performance, attendance, etc… the list goes on. But what if we were to turn it around; what would be taken into consideration when grading our school from the perspective of its students? A large percentage of this mark would obviously be based on course offerings and availability, as well as staff members. While these are key points, they are also not the pivotal factors in the eyes of students. The environment of a school plays such a huge part the educational experience of its students. There is no question that the aesthetics of a school play an important role in defining the mood and productivity level. When entering GFSS you’re met by an impressive, freshly painted hall. Sadly, this does not continue past the office; grey and black give way to the older beige tones of days gone by and the hallways take on a gloomier note as you delve deeper. It is interesting

Imagine students being given the opportunity to give the school a Report Card ... an objective evaluation based on student opinion about the strong points as well as the failings of the school. If given the opportunity, what would the criteria for evaluation end up being? to note that much of the school has not even seen a fresh coat of paint in close to twenty years. As a student, somewhere quiet to relax and study is also vital. Yes, we do have the DLC at GFSS, and that’s great but it’s crammed with kids getting help and doing online courses every block and every day. Since the library has been downsized and relocated, the DLC becomes the only option. Another consideration in “grading” our school might be to examine our student’s access to technology and other resources.

Profile of the Week Do students have free access to the computers, lap tops, etc. when needed? Can students access a computer before classes, during lunch, or after school? At the end of the day, I guess what’s important is that the students play an active role in providing feedback concerning how the school meets our needs. If we don’t speak up who will? In all fairness, I have noticed an effort by our administrators to involve students in the feedback process. So, I suppose the question becomes … “Pass” or “Fail”?

Mackenzie Capenhurst Grade 8

What is your favorite thing about GFSS? All my friends are here. Who is your favorite singer?

Kellin Quinn If you could have one superpower what would it be? Invisibility, because I could spy on people.

Weekly Howl Staff: Editor - Simone Gentry, Sports - Tyra Rexin, Layout - Jordyn Beaumier , Photos - Sabrina White, Reporters - Elena Plotnikoff


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Grand Forks Gazette

Arts and culture

Award-winning film on racism raises consciousness LARRY HUDEMA

For the Grand Forks Gazette

What is that glow emanating from the furnace of humanity? Could it be a powerful desire to enrich civilization through compassion; an earnest attempt at stemming the tide of increasing global disparity; or a passionate striving toward collective enlightenment? Nope. I’m afraid it is none of the above. Sigh. Unfortunately, it is (still) the incessantly undying embers of racism, ethnic/cultural ignorance, and depravity. What a waste. Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old black man, no stranger to the American penal system, decided he was going to turn his life around. On the morning of Dec. 31, 2008 he awoke determined to be a better son to his mother, Wanda, whose birthday, incidentally, falls on New Year’s Eve; be a better partner to his girlfriend, Sophina, with whom he had not been particularly honest; and be a better father to their

four-year-old daughter, Tatiana. Grant was, however, a man with complex entanglements and was fatally sucked in to that vortex of guilt by default. Early New Year’s Day 2009 Grant was shot by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officer, Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale transit station in Oakland California. The police were responding to reports of a fight and Mehserle allegedly reaching for his taser, grabbed his gun instead, and shot the subdued Grant in the back. Grant later died of his wound. It is not too much of a stretch to view the incident, video recorded by several witnesses as an execution. The incident and the subsequent trial-of-sorts shook the Bay area to the core. On Tuesday, Jan. 28 Spotlight Films will be showing Fruitvale Station, a film written and directed by 27-year-old Ryan Coogler (Creed, Locks). Michael B. Jordan (Hotel Noir, and TV’s Parenthood, Bones and The Wire) turns in a stellar performance as Oscar; Melonie Diaz

(You Me and the Circus, and TV’s Person of Interest) Sophina; Octavia Spencer ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV’s Person of Interest) Wanda; and Tatiana is played by Ariana Neal (the TV movie Christmas on the Bayou). This flick has won and been nominated for buckets full of awards, 28 wins and 24 nominations, including: Boston Film Critics Award for best new filmmaker for Coogler; Avenir Prize, Cannes; Sundance, Audience Award and Grand Jury, the list goes on. Every movie has a gaffe or two. See if you can catch the one when Oscar is talking to his mother while in prison New Year’s Eve 2007. Fruitvale Station will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the GEM Theatre. This contender for The Big Prize, by the way, was made for less than $1million. Thanks to IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, the Weinstein Co., Wikipedia, Bill Goodykoontz of the Arizona Republic, Spotlight Films sponsors and patrons and Maureen and Marius Paquet of the GEM Theatre.

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Abandoning Paradise is as much about the role of artists and function of art in relation to political and environmental concerns as it is about the act of recording the landscape. Penticton artist Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett of Winlaw traveled together over the route for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline painting as they went. The resulting exhibition of paintings by Clark and Corbett raises questions regarding ac-


tivism and resistance verses the picturesque in art. “Representational paintings that faithfully document beauty may have value as such, and they can also be powerful political tools. “Yet these landscape paintings, and this current project, work on another level as well. “There is a conceptual undercurrent of making paintings in a linear fashion that follows the path of the proposed pipeline, an interest in the symbolism of preparing the path for potential pipeline construction workers with paintings about

the beauty they would be about to desecrate. “Combined with such large group actions and the resulting major magazine and internet exposure, projects such as Abandoning Paradise and its four seasonal painting trips may go a long way towards swaying public opinion.” (Glenn Clark, Peter Corbett artists’ statement) There will be an opening reception at gallery 2 on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1-3 p.m. The artists will be present and available to discuss their work. All are welcome to attend.


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Boundary trails agreement moving forward The Boundary Trails Agreement is moving forward with a trail marking and signage project for a 134-square kilometre area between Grand Forks and Christina Lake. This is an initiative started by the Grand Forks ATV Club to create safe trails for the various users and provide responsible access to this area in a manner where all stakeholders have shared use and best protect the natural habitat. The second meeting for all to attend will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at Selkirk Collage, room eight. At this time the working proposal will be available for all groups to comment on and add to. Safety for the environment, wildlife and users is foremost in the project. Many sensitive areas and species have been identified and all efforts to promote and maintain these areas will be pursued as the project moves forward. “This is your back yard, come out and help make some informed decisions so we can all share this wonderful recreation area,” read an ATV club press release. Getting out and enjoying nature, safely and responsible use of the many trails in this area is one of the main goals of this project.

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Marlene Machmer, wildlife biologist and ecologist, will give a talk on the yellow-breasted chat, a local endangered warbler species, on Monday, Jan. 27 to the West Kootenay Naturalists. Machmer has 25 years of broad-based experience in environmental impact, land and biodiversity management, ecosystem restoration, monitoring and stewardship in B.C. She founded and has been the principal biologist at Pandion Ecological Research Ltd., based in Nelson, since 1990. Marlene has conducted a variety of research and applied projects, focusing on wildlife such as great blue heron, harlequin duck, osprey, bald eagle, Northern gosshawk and various woodpecker and bat species. She continues to be involved in the inventory and recovery action planning for the local species at risk, and is a member of the Provincial Yellow-breasted Chat Recovery Team and the Pacific Northwest Heron Working Group. Marlene’s presentation will deal with the ecology and management of the small southeastern population of chats confirmed breeding near Waneta in 2004. She will provide an update on the status of this population and highlight some challenges it faces as a result of encroaching development and other stressors. The free talk will be in room 16 (7:30 p.m.) on the Silver King Campus in Nelson. For more information, contact Pamella Wik at 250-362-7424.

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The 2013 West Boundary bird count was enjoyed by 30 participants who sighted 54 species including 1,989 individuals, while last year 60 species with 2,649 individuals were counted. This year’s count is average for both number of species and number of individuals. The 2006 count, which involved 60 species and 3,893 individuals, is the highest count on record. The West Boundary count area includes all of the West Boundary starting from and including Eholt. Ravens topped the count this year with 294 birds sighted. California quail were second with 226; last year they were third with 189. Black capped chickadees took third place this year with 191 being sighted while Mountain chickadees with 118 individuals were fourth. Yeah for the chickadees as they are consistently near the top of the list. Unusual sightings included five robins, one ferruginous hawk, one northern saw-whet owl and two white-winged scoters. No ring-necked pheasants have been observed for the last four years. For many years they were regular residents at

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the Harpur ranch along Myers Creek. Also missing this year were evening grosbeaks, pine siskins and red crossbills, flocks of which are seen pecking gravel along the highways with some often hit by vehicles. Many thanks to everyone who participated. The more people who participate the better the count. The full count details are: great blue heron-two; mallard-24; common goldeneyethree; white winged scoter-two; American dipper-16; belted kingfisher-eight; bald eagle-51; golden eagle-five; ferruginous hawk-one.

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Preparation for the Boundary Dogsled Classics is shifting into high gear up at Jewel Lake as the Jan. 25-26 race date approaches. Jewel Lake residents John Jacob and Rick Matsalla have been helping race organizer, Grand Forks veterinarian Ruth Sims, by packing the 13 miles of race trails. “The trails appear to be in great condition,” Sims said. “We have gone over the entire course several times and except for a couple of tight corners that may need widening to make sure the dogs can maintain speed through them, everything is well packed.” Sims said that the startfinish line will be in a clearing just off the Jewel Lake RoadEholt Road junction. “It is a nice location, with easy access for both spectators and mushers with their teams. There is lots of parking as well.” Sims said that there will be a concession stand selling hamburgers, hot dogs, hot drinks and souvenirs. “The concession will be

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Wolves senior boys clipped at home by Hawks CRAIG LINDSAY

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Outsized and outmanned, the Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) Wolves senior boys team gave a valiant effort but fell to J.L. Crowe from Trail. With several forwards topping 6’2” and a long bench, the Hawks built up a big lead and kept the pressure on the Wolves for the whole game. GFSS coach Michael Wirischagin said the boys gave up too many good looks from the three point line. “We were down to seven players from our typical eight,” said Wirischagin. “And then one of our regular starters, James Gow, who hurt his ankle at the Mt. Sentinel Tournament, re-hurt his ankle. So we were missing two of our primary ballhandlers (Gow and Isiah McDonald). So that made running our offence more difficult. On defence, it made our 2-3 zone more difficult. They scored most of their points against our 2-3. When we switched to man (defence) it worked a lot better.” Wirischagin said the Hawks don’t run a set offence but have some good outside shooters and good athletes. “They just pass the ball around

the perimeter and put up threes,” he said. “In the first quarter, I think they put up around 19 points. It was the lack of putting pressure on their three point shooters even though we knew they were going to shoot. Missing the top two of our 2-3 make it really tough to put pressure on them.” Wirischagin said switching to a hard man-to-man defence gave the Wolves a boost and allowed the team to cut the Trail lead to 15 in the third quarter. “That was our chance to get back in the game,” he said. “But then we missed a lot of important free throws. I think we shot seven of 20 from the three point line. If we picked up 10 more of those, it’s a single digit game.” Wirischagin said the team needs to be more aware of what’s going on on defence and where they’re getting beat. “We need to be able to do the things necessary to come back and win,” he said. “We saw them making threes but didn’t get out and pressure them. We were making sloppy passes. It’s the fundamental things that come back and bite you in the rear.” The Wolves are in action next on Jan. 21 when the team travels to Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar.

The Grand Forks Secondary School junior girls basketball Wolves won two of four games on the weekend at their home tournament to take third place out of fourth. The team opened up with a convincing 49-8 win over Boundary Central (Midway) led by 10 points each from Alyssa Makortoff and Veronica Bolton. Next up, the Wolves played Mount Sentinel from South Slocan. The Wolves, coached by former SFU star Tekki BrownHyrniw, shredded the GFSS press but struggled on the boards as the Wolves played aggressively. GFSS held a one point lead at halftime, 17-16, but the second half went back and forth. A late run put Mt. Sentinel up by three, but the Wolves scored to cut the lead to one. The home team had a chance to win at the end, but were unable to convert. The final score was Mt. Sentinel 30, GFSS 28. Top scorer for GFSS was Makortoff with six points. Sian Neilson led MSSS with 11 points. “It was a strong team we played but we stepped up,” said Grade 10 point guard Chloe Skerritt. “We stayed positive throughout and worked together. It was pretty stressful being so close but it was fun.” In their final round-robin game, Grand Forks Secondary took on a tall team from South Okanagan Secondary in Oliver. “The Hornets ran a stingy 2-3 zone defence which gave us a lot of trouble,” said coach Craig Lindsay. “We hadn’t seen a zone before and haven’t practice much against one. But that’s what tournament are for, to see what you need to work on.” “We now know what we need to do against a zone,” added Skerritt. “It was good practice. We know what plays work and what to do to get open.” Oliver pushed out to a quick 12-4 lead on their way to a solid 33-20 victory led by 10 points from Sierra Calendar. Riley Steinback led the Wolves with six points. In the bronze medal game, GFSS played Midway once more, winning this time by 45-14. Keyra Stooshnoff led the Wolves with 12 points, while Kristen Delgado added eight. “We did a much better job in our last game of running our offence and getting the ball to our posts,” said Lindsay. “All in all, it was a good weekend for us. All the players helped out and contributed and improved over the four games.” Stooshnoff, a Grade 10 forward, agreed with her coach. “I think we played well,” she said. “We had a lot of good passes and we worked as a team. We need to work on our boxing out and our rebounding.” Next up, GFSS plays J.L. Crowe at home on Thursday before heading to Osoyoos for a tournament there on the weekend. “It’s our big road tournament, so it should be a lot of fun,” said Lindsay. “Plus, we’ll get a chance to play some different teams and try some new things out on the floor.”

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Bruins beat Princeton, lose to ’Hawks CRAIG LINDSAY

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The Grand Forks Border Bruins had their modest three game unbeaten string snapped at three after losing 6-3 to Beaver Valley at home Saturday night. Michael Rand opened the scoring for GF as he went top shelf midway through the first period, assisted by Connor Gross and Kyle Dolly. BV then scored three unanswered goals to take a commanding 3-1 lead with goals from Jacob Boyczuk, and veterans Archie McKinnon and Ryan Edwards. Goals from Jackson Purvis and Con-

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Not even bad weather can keep Grand Forks fitness seekers from their classes at the newly renovated Fitness Annex, formerly the Lower Grand Forks Arena Viewing Room. Fitness programs are available for all individuals wishing to improve overall fitness, no matter what their current fitness level. For further information, phone the Grand Forks Recreation Department at 250-442-2202 or visit the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary website and search for Grand Forks Recreation.

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door. Most people are intimidated by the thought of learning how to become a good dancer, whether it is ballroom, country or ballet. But it’s really not that hard once you make up your mind and take the first step. Learning to dance is a lifechanging activity. We could write a book about the things dance can do for you, but here are just a few benefits of learning to dance. • Improved health and exercise—You’re learning to move your body in new ways and burning calories without ever thinking about it. • Reduced stress—In our hustle and bustle world, we all need a break. Dance also helps you forget about your cares and concerns for a little while and gives you a chance to focus on learning a new skill. • Confidence—The sense of achievement while building confidence to continue to learn other types of dance styles in the future. • Social—Through dance, you increase social interaction

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and develop new relationships and friendships. • It’s fun—For those who want to get in shape but are put off by the gym, dance lets you exercise and burn calories, but you barely think about it because you’re doing something fun and socializing with others at the same time. And did we mention it’s fun? Instructor May Berge offers dance lessons at the Hutton School gym on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Dropin fee is just $2, no partner is needed and she does not require pre-registration. Cross training Cross training includes exercises to strengthen and tone your entire body. Triathlons include swimming, biking and running so cross training helps to prepare you for this event. Swimming is usually the

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weakest component for most athletes who are training for a triathlon. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings the aquatic staff will be available to offer tips to help correct your swim strokes, to set up specific workouts for your needs, and to help you get started with your training routine. The 10 pass Families can take advantage of our new family 10 pass. There is no expiry date on the passes and families can enjoy a visit to the pool for a reduced rate. Bellyfit Try something new in the fitness world this winter season. Bellyfit is designed to combine cultural dance, basic pilates and yoga together in a one-hour class. This is a sixweek registered program starting on Monday, Jan. 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the upper viewing room of the arena. Please give us a call at 250442-2202 for information on our winter schedule and activities. You can also visit to view the January flyer.

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Shirley Bevan

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Shirley Bevan, a fourand-a-half-year resident of Grand Forks, BC, passed away peacefully in the Boundary Hospital on January 10, 2014, surrounded by her husband and 5 daughters. Shirley will be sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Bill; her daughters, Barbra (Bill), Christine (George), Judy (Cliff), Pam (Fred), Yvonne (Shawn); her 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to Bill’s brother David Bevan and his wife Sheila for their love and support during this difficult time. The family would also like to express their appreciation for the exceptional care Shirley received from doctors, EMS and the staff and volunteers of the Boundary Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deborah Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home

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At noon on Christmas Day over 425 people attended the 32nd annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner. A small ‘army’ of volunteers worked since early November to make this dinner a

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Regarding Bud Hallstrom’s obituary in last weeks’ edition of the Boundary Creek Times and Grand Forks Gazette. Unfortunately, Norman and Delle’s children were not mentioned. The family would like to correct this unfortunate omission. It should have read:

Delle (Norman) Hoffman, children Kerri (Ian) Trip and Darren (Tracey) Hoffman, great niece and nephews Jessica and Ryan Trip and Daniel Hoffman.

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The Hallstrom and Hoffman families would like to extend their sincere thank you to all the friends that made this very, very difficult time bearable. The kind words, hugs, phone calls, food and cards were deeply appreciated. In addition, we would like to thank the countless individuals that ran errands, assisted in the service and worked in the background doing the many numerous tasks that made Bud’s celebration of life something he would be very proud of. Although there are certainly some rough roads ahead, this amazing support certainly accelerated our families healing process. Again, thank you and our families wish each and everyone of you a happy and prosperous 2014. Donations can still be made to the Bud Hallstrom Memorable Fund at the Heritage Credit Union in Greenwood.


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


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


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


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


Keith Howard Pennoyer Long time resident and former Pastor Keith Howard Pennoyer born in Grand Forks on March 22, 1930 passed away January 13, 2014 at 4:04am in the Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks with family by his side. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife Viola of just about 61 years, two sons, David (Valbona) of Calgary AB and Wesley (Angie) of Grand Forks BC and two foster girls Cathy (Dave) Anderson of Rock Creek BC and Ruby (Barry) Dorosz of Osoyoos BC. He will be greatly missed by his7 grandchildren, Krystal, Jonathan, Ryan, Kyland, Jason, Christopher and Kimberley and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Dorothy Campbell of Grand Forks, Betty Vink of Yarrow and brothers, Roy of Calgary AB, Harold of Logan Lake BC, and Fred Handley of Calvert Island and Quadra Island, BC. He was predeceased by his parents Cyrus and Lillian Pennoyer and two brothers Earl and Lloyd. A service will be held Saturday January 18, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Gospel Chapel, 7048 Donaldson Ave. Grand Forks, BC. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated for the missionary work in Albania. Credit Cards accepted or make all cheques payable to Global Christian Centre Ministries (or GCCM). All are welcome to attend.

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Sarah Lee Dutoff

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Sarah on December 23 2013. On September 13, 1965, Sarah was born into a loving family. She grew up in Grand Forks and graduated high school here. She later moved to Calgary to complete her formal education as a secretary with a lightning speed typing speed of 110 wpm! Sarah worked for many years with Arthur Anderson Accounting and later with the Alberta Stock Exchange which became the TSX Venture Exchange. Sarah had a great sense of humour and a loving approach to life, family and friends, notwithstanding the personal health challenges she experienced throughout her life. Sarah’s greatest joys were family, friends and reading. Each of her friends shared a unique and special bond with her. We will truly miss her beautiful smile and her kind and generous heart. Sarah is survived by her parents Alec and Doris Dutoff of Grand Forks, her sister Bev and family in Ontario including Sarah’s much loved nieces Alison and Holly. Sarah will also be missed by her grandmother Vera, aunts, uncles and cousins and friends. A Celebration of Sarah Dutoff’s life was held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Calgary. We will plan something in Grand Forks at a later date.

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Coming Events Ballroom Dance Classes in Nelson Start Jan 15 & 16 Eight Weeks 250-358-2448 Friendly reminder: Grand Forks Thrift Shop drop times are Tues-Sat, 9am-4pm. Please be considerate. Do not drop off items when we are closed. Please no unusable items: no furniture, electronics or parts. Thank you. Public Notice: A.A. meetings, Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY 8pm. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory. 7269 9th St.; WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) 8pm at Anglican Church rear basement, 7252 7th St; THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) 8pm also at Anglican Church. Ph: 250-4423839 or 250-442-8797. QUALITY ASSURANCE Course for Health Canada’s Commercial Marijuana Program. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: or 1-855-860-8611 or 250870-1882 Tango Weekend Workshop Mitchell & Marsolek from Missoula Jan 17, 18 & 19, Nelson Legion. Contact: 250-358-2448

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Lost & Found CAMERA (lost in November): Pentax SLR, Black ‘Life is Good’ shoulder bag. 250-5844677; (a good) reward! We especially want our images back. Found: Buick key fob outside of Panago over the holidays. 250-442-2191 ex 200. Lost from the Nursery area of GrandForks: Mac a large German shepherd type dog with a collar and rabies tag and Harley a medium size shepherd/retriever cross with a tattoo in his right ear. These 2 dogs went missing the evening of January 2nd. Call 4422045, 442-3188 or Animal Control at 444-0582 LOST: Jan 1st at 9:30pm. Tan pure bred male Shar-pei. w/pink nose. Lost in the Westbridge area. No collar. Has tattoo in ear, JR232Z. Offering $100 reward. 250-444-0563.



BOUNDARY WOMEN’S Transition House Position: Replacement Worker Salary range/ wage rate: $ 17.15 per hour Shift schedule: On call Anticipated start date: Middle of February NATURE OF THE POSITION


Boundary Women’s Transition House requires a Replacement Worker to provide emotional support, information and referrals to women fleeing abusive situations.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Degree in related field or combination of education, relevant experience and training in the domestic violence field • An understanding of the impact on children who witness abuse • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently when on shift • Excellent time management and organization skills • Good interpersonal and communication skills • Ability to work well in stressful and crisis situations • Previous Transition House work and/or Transition House Module Training an asset but not required.

We require long and short haul US capable drivers. We are an Okanagan based company with dedicated suppliers and customers and require drivers to fill their orders. Our short haul drivers primarily service the US northwestern with dedicated runs available and are home regularly, our long hauls drivers service the southwestern US and are home on a weekly basis for resets. We offer: Dedicated Tractors, US Medical Coverage, Company Cell phones, Direct deposit pay with no holdbacks. Dedicated lanes. Rider Policy. All we need from you is US capabilities, border crossing experience and asset a professional attitude, Class 1 driver’s license and a clean abstract and are physically fit. Please fax or email your resume and abstract with US drivers in subject line to 250-546-0600 or email to No phones calls or walk in’s please.

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Emcon Services Inc., a Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor based in Merritt, B.C. is seeking applications for a part-time Administrative/Accounts Payable Clerk position in our Grand Forks office. This position requires an individual who can handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a busy and complex office environment as well as possess excellent verbal and written skills, be well organized, have solid computer experience and knowledge. Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access) would be an asset. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to accounts payable/clerical duties such as typing, data processing, filing, telephone, reception, vouchering and client/customer referrals. This position requires above average attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality. We require the individual to work 4 - 5 days per week, between Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Qualified applicants are invited to submit resumes, accompanied by driver’s abstract and references prior to Jan 17, 2014 to: Emcon Serivces Inc. 6150 2ND St. Grand Forks, BC V0H 1B9 Ph: 250-442-2025 • Fax: 250-442-2677 Or by email:

The Boundary Women’s Transition House is committed to ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth for all staff. Please forward your resume to the attention of Connie Marchal, Transition House Coordinator on or before February 7th, 2014. Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted. Mail to Box 181 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0, Fax: 250-442-3600, Phone: 250-442-3131 or Email:

, 1  , 1-  , 9  BOUNDARY WOMEN’S Transition House Position: Stopping the Violence Counsellor Salary range/ wage rate: $ 22.00 per hour Shift schedule: 35 hours per week NATURE OF THE POSITION Boundary Women’s Transition House requires a Stopping the Violence Counsellor who will provide counselling and related support services for women who have experienced various forms of violence and abuse. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • A Bachelors Degree in counselling, social work, human services or related field or the equivalent of education, relevant experience and training in the domestic violence field. • At least 3 years relevant work experience including a demonstrated knowledge in the counselling of women who have experienced various forms of violence and abuse. • Experience in counselling within a feminist framework. • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques. • Well developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. • Good organization, time and general management skills, and ability to work independently as well as with a team. • Ability to work and network with other members of the community. • Class 5 Driver’s License. The Boundary Women’s Transition House is committed to ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth for all staff. Please forward your resume to the attention of Connie Marchal, Transition House Coordinator on or before February 7th, 2014. Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted. Mail to Box 181 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0, Fax: 250-442-3600, Phone: 250-442-3131 or Email:

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HIRING 1 Permanent, full time Retail Store Supervisor for 0911080 B.C Ltd Dba Super Save Gas for its location 2773 Central Avenue, Grand Forks, B.C., V0H 1H2. Requirements: Secondary School education, Education Diploma or 2 years of related experience. Duties: Manage Inventory, supervise, co-ordinate and train new sales staff, Resolve customer complaints etc. Salary $12.00/hr. Apply at:

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FARM LABOURERS NEEDED A well-established local nursery (ornamental tree farm) located in Grand Forks and Midway are seeking motivated ďŹ eld workers. No experience necessary. Training is available. These positions will be required to work out of doors. Work will begin approximately mid-March and run to mid- November. Duties will include weeding, hoeing, digging, pruning and preparing loads for shipment. Applicants must be physically agile. Hours of work are a minimum of 40 hours per week and may extend beyond during our busy season. Wages are $10.33 per hour. Please fax your resume to 250-764-4421 or email Debra at

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Nelson Ford has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Manager. This individual will be responsible for executing sales and marketing strategies, including pricing, distribution, advertising and sales promotion for the sales department. The successful applicant will also be responsible for managing inventory levels of both new and used products and ensuring inventory is ready for sale. Training, developing and motivating sales staff will be key components of this position. We are seeking a results-oriented individual who is highly motivated and has a strong desire to succeed by completely satisfying our customers! Demonstrated competency in vehicle sales and management as well as proven time management, organizational skills and leadership are essential. Nelson Ford has a long standing history within the community with a proven track record of providing outstanding service to our customers. The successful applicant will possess the values of honesty, integrity, respect, trustworthiness and hard work, in keeping with our corporate culture. Please note that all applicants are appreciated but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

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ADULT COMMUNITY LIVING, 6 yr. old 925 sq.ft. modular home in like new condition, 2 BR. main bathroom plus an ensuite, walk in closet, central air, C/W 5 appliances and much more. $124,900.MLS# 2392406

GREAT FAMILY HOME, large corner lot. 6 Br & 2 full baths, LR c/w hardwood ooring. Single carport & ready to landscape. $195,000. MLS# 2213034

ATTRACTIVE 1178 SQ FT COMMERCIAL BUILDING. High exposure in downtown Greenwood! 75’ frontage on Highway 3. Combine a Small business with living. $219,000. MLS 2389220

SPACIOUS LIVING! Custom built home. Walk right to the 1st Tee at Christina Lake Golf Club. 3 BR 3 Bath. $499,000. MLS# 2394260

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

CHRISTINA LAKE. COMPLETELY REMODELED. Just blocks to beach, recreation, schools & shopping. 2 BR, 2 bathroom home with full basement, fabulous sunroom. Fenced yard, underground sprinklers, garden area, fruit trees and storage shed in back yard. New roof, new septic. $220,000. MLS# 2394546

MATURE 9.16 ACRE VINEYARD WITH VIEW Highway frontage, and quality 4 BR, 3 bath home. 4 car shop and 2 car garage. Great slope growing conditions for grapes. Very rare property. $895,000. MLS# 2394357

WITH JUST OVER 2 ACRES THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Spectacular views, gardens, updated main oor living, and storage! What more could you ask for! $359,000. MLS# 2392361

VENDOR MOTIVATED 2 BR 1 level living short walk to downtown amenities. Strata fees include snow removal, gardening, water, sewer and garbage. $145,000. MLS# 2214595

NEW LOWER PRICE! This home is just outside the city limits on half acre. Unique oor plan. 4 BR, partially ďŹ nished basement. Large deck and backyard is fenced. $264,900. MLS# 2394547

UNIQUE PROPERTY!!! This spacious home has a wonderful layout for entertaining family and friends. You will enjoy a spectacular view of the Kettle River without risk of ood. $381,500. MLS# 2392279

360 DEGREE VIEWS. Almost 25 acres of trees, rolling hills and a fenced pasture. 2008 1 BR Park Model incuded! $267,500. MLS# 2392247

A SOLID HOME with recent renovations on over 12 acres. Just 4 km off the highway between Grand Forks and the lake. Very private. $295,000. MLS# 2217304

SMOKING DEAL. Great Building lot in one of Grand Forks newer subdivisions. Seller has priced this one to sell. Make an offer. $65,000. MLS# 2390808

JUST SHY OF 3 ACRES HUGE LEVEL LOT with outstanding views. Come take a look at this. $199,000. MLS# 2390808

Linda Laktin 250-442-9403

Harry Davy 250-442-0466

Barry Poppenheim 250-449-8276

Cindy Anthony 250-442-7379

Pete Vanjoff 250-442-7415

Ken Dodds 250-442-2632

Pat Ballard 250-442-7616

Gayle Holmes 250-442-7516

Aaron Anthony 250-584-4663

Gary Smith 250-443-1256

Ron Woods 250-442-7636

Tammy Schembri 250-442-9866



Merchandise for Sale

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Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 Coleman Powermate Generator, 5000 running watts, 6250 max watts, on wheels for easy moving. 250-442-5224 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Kenmore electric smooth top stove, self cleaning oven. $250/firm. 250-442-3010 Pellett stove, 30,230BTU, used 4 months. $1000. 250442-2631 or 250-442-8039. Royal Doulton Kaleidoscope, 8 place dinner set, 30 + pieces, collectors item, $300. 250442-0619. Selkirk gas fireplace insert, 30,000 BTU, $200. 250-4428879 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or find us online at: STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. Stunning Diamond engagement ring princess cut set with gold and palladium. Diamond is nearly flawless and colorless. Appraised at $4100,selling for $2500, OBO. Papers included. Call or text 250 777-1779 Wooden walnut colour chest of drawers, 42�x36�, $75. 250442-8569.

RECENTLY renovated apartments near the Grand Forks Hospital. One bedroom $550 plus electricity. Two bedroom $650 plus electricity. Discount available if you wish to long term lease. Laundry in building. N/S, N/P. References required. 250-584-5052 or


Financial Services ANNACIS ISLAND Pawnbrokers open ‘till midnight 7 days a week. 604-540-1122. Cash loans for Jewellery, Computers, Smartphones, Games, Tools etc. #104-1628 Fosters Way at Cliveden. annacis DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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Misc Services

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

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products Naturally raised beef, ready for butchering, call for pricing and details. 250-442-3049.

Fruit & Vegetables Grand Forks Galas and Spartan’s .50/lb. Apple juice $13.00/5L. Grape Juice $15.00/3L. #2 cooking apples .30/lb. Fresh BC Hazelnuts $3.45/lb. Grand Forks Farms, 6015 Spencer Road. Terry & Val Rilkoff 250-442-3514

Firewood/Fuel Fire wood. Grand Forks 250442-6366.

Misc. for Sale BEAUTIFUL BLACK PUPS Born Dec 5th, Lab x Pitbull. 250-442-6366.


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Homes for Rent 2 Bdrm country home full Basement N/P N/S references Req’d $850/mo + util Newly installed furnace 250-359-7536 Christina Lake: 2bdrm mobile or 2 bdrm house. Near golf course. $700 includes util’s. 604-210-1620 or email Christina Lake: 3 bdrm mobile, completely renovated, new deck, $550/m + utilities. No dogs. 250-447-9270. Christina Lake creekfront. 3bdrm double wide w/basement storage, F/S, W/D, avail Feb 1st, long term, NS, pets ok, $700. 250-447-9036. E.TRAIL, 2bd., full basement,$850./mo. f/s,w/d,n/s,n/p. 250-365-9306, 250-365-5003 Grand Forks: 2bdrm home in Carson Rd area, lg yard. RR. call for details. 250-442-7990. Grand Forks: 2bdrm house at 7441 6th St. Drive by and if interested call, $750/m + utils. 250-442-0122. Grand Forks: 3bdrm, 1 bath, F/S, WD hookup, NP, RR, $700/m + utils. 250-442-5559 or 250-495-2298. TRAIL, 1bd. furn. w/extra storage room, new appls. clean, $550./mo. 250-368-9558 TRAIL, main floor, 3bd. new renos, clean, central air, garage, w/d,f/s, n/p,n/s. $750./mo+util. 250-551-0261

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Cars - Domestic 1997 Golf, 2 door, 4 cy, standard, good body, good tires, sun roof. $1,700/obo. 250442-7130 evenings only, no messages or voice mails. 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, 4cy, 5sp manual, 2 dr coop, 107,000 original km, runs and looks like new. Car is in Grand Forks. Driven daily. $3,850. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.

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

Recreational/Sale 1992 Cardinal 27ft. 5th wheel w/pullout, in very good condition, inside stored, new awning, water heater and pump. $7,300/obo. 250-442-3224




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Sport Utility Vehicle 98 Ford Explorer, 4x4, strong V6, 4.0L, A/C, P/W, good winter tires, absolutely mint, $3.450. 250-442-2212.

Trucks & Vans 1973 GMC Sierra, 350-V8, auto, no rust. $1,500. 250-4422631. 1996 DODGE RAM Laramie 2500 Diesel, auto, in Grand Forks. $6,400. 250-493-1807. 96 GMC, SLT, Ex-cab, 4x4, 5.7, great shape, winter tires, $3,450. 250-442-2212.

Attractive 1 bdrm basement suite $500/m utils incl. N/S, N/P. RR. Suitable for 1 person. 250-442-0057. Separate entrance.


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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent FRUITVALE, 1 upstairs 2bd. apt. $695./mo. Please Text Only 250-921-9385 Grand Forks: 1bdrm in clean, quiet building dwntwn. a/c, w/d, elevator. Suit mature adult. Sm pet on approval. NS, RR, $680+ util’s. Avail Jan 1st. 250-442-0952 / 250-442-5984. Grand Forks-2 brdm apt. Black Knight, RR, NP, NS. 250-442-2599 / 443-1599.


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Suites, Lower Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. Confidential 250-499-0251 We buy gold! Rings, chains, bracelets, etc. Cash paid by value (weight and karat). Even broken jewelry and scrap gold. Picture ID required. Grand Forks Pawnshop, 225 Central. 250-442-5552.


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


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RETAIL/OFFICE space, 2076 Columbia ave., Rossland. 900 square feet plus part basement. Located at busy end of Columbia ave. phone 250352-5674, text 250-505-4420 or email

Grand Forks: home on acreage, close to town $500/m utils inc. 250-584-9271. TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, seeking quiet person 250-368-6075

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Home owners helper, improvements, etc. 20 yrs experience, motivated, truck, tools, skills, friendly service, great rates, references. 250-442-0838

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TRAIL, 2bdrm. Close to town, bus stop, park, partially furnished, $625. 250-364-1129 TRAIL, basement bachelor suite, new renos, w/d,f/s, n/p,n/s. $550./mo. all inclusive, 250-551-0261 UPPER WARFIELD, 2bd. apt. $700./mo. +util. avail. immed. 250-231-3538


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

Furniture • Cabinetry Ray Morasse - Craftsman 250.442.9858

Sales & Service

Dave Bachmier Owner

250.442.8444 • 7431 2nd St. Grand Forks

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

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250-442-5561 A. SHELTON ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS & FIRE PROTECTION Certified Electrical Residential ~ Commercial Emergency Service Preventative Maintenance Serving the Andy Cell: 250-442-7120 Boundary Office: 250-445-2234 Elect. Contractor # 24118

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SAW SHARPENING Twisted Teeth Saw Shop Saw, Knife & Tool Sharpening Centre We Sharpen • Carbide & Steel Saws • Planer & Jointer Knives • Handsaws-retooth, set & sharpen • Carbide Router Bits • Drill Bits • Hole Saws • Dado Blades • Paper Cutters • Knives • Scissors • All Garden & Yard Tools • Chainsaws & More

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Border Self Storage 7444 19th Street, Grand Forks


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John Billwiller 10545 Granby Rd., Grand Forks

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Are you: Busy with little or no time for shopping or running errands? Home bound due to illness or injury? Without vehicle at an inconvenient time? Just don’t want to do the shopping? Call Barb to schedule an appointment to have your errands taken care of! Barb will: Purchase goods, pay bills, etc. Provide itemized receipts. Provide prompt service at the agreed price at the agreed time.


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team worked hard and won the first place trophy. The first game on Friday was played against Summerland where Grand Forks lost 2-0. Saturday morning they played West Kelowna and won 8-1. In the afternoon Grand Forks lost to Coeur d’Alene 3-2. Sunday morning went

into the semi-finals where they won against Summerland 10-1, which then put them into the finals in a back-to-back game where they won against Coeur d’Alene in a close game of 3-2. The Grand Forks midget team may have a short bench, but they play with a lot of heart and determination.

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