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KBRH tops list of 2014 priority projects
Snowpack slightly below average
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More than $2 million has been allocated to upgrades at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), The regional hospital board, compromised of 30 directors representing the West Kootenay areas and municipalities, takes a look at a list of projects, during annual budget talks, that Interior Health deems priority upgrades to keep region’s health facilities operating at an optimal level. This year, the West Kootenay Regional Hospital District (RHD) board signed off on a list of 10 priority projects topping $3.5 million, with most of the funds targeting the regional hospital in Trail. Upgrades at the KBRH includes the RHD responsible for 40 per cent of the bill, or almost $850,000. The most significant KBRH project will be the completion of an airborne isolation room in the second floor Intensive Care Unit (ICU) totalling $660,000 and an additional $480,000 is budgeted to improve the hospital’s air conditioning system, telephone software, and radiology department upgrades. The Trail facility was chosen for the airborne isolation room, which is a significant infection control upgrade, because it is the only local hospital with an ICU, a unit staffed with highly trained doctors and critical care nurses who specialize in caring for the patients with the most severe and life threatening illnesses and injuries. With the emergence of new pathogens such as SARS and avian flu, the isolation room incorporates new standards of quarantine and can be modified to reflect setting-specific needs. “The intensive care unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is the regional unit for the entire Kootenay Boundary,” said Ingrid Hampf, acute care area director. “So having this new isolation room will potentially benefit patients from across our region who need that specialized care.” The project will retrofit an existing ICU patient room into an airborne isolation room, which is essential at a regional hospital to adequately admit a patient that requires isolation to mitigate the risk of harmful airborne contaminants being transferred to patients and staff. Regionally, the budget includes a $280,000 project to upgrade an outdated nurse call system in a Grand Forks extended care facility, and new sidewalks, curbing and parking lot replacement totalling $180,000 at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Additionally, a $948,429 global grant will be allocated in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 in SHERI REGNIER PHOTO all facilities for minor equipment upgrades. Diana Facey is a beginner at working with clay, but finds the Wednesday afternoon With the local budget priorities in place, the next wheel pottery class, very therapeutic and an opportunity to laugh at her bumbles phase is for the regional district to formalize the agreewith the craft. For information about upcoming classes, call the VISAC Gallery at ment by establishing a bylaw that will be enacted in 364.1181to or visit visacgallery.com. March.What Type of Illness is related
While the recent snowfalls have returned the area to looking like something of a winter wonderland, in most people's estimation this winter probably seems to be a very light year so far in terms of snow accumulation. Certainly skiers at local ski hills will probably be the first to declare that the season has been sub-standard from the perspective of snow cover on their favourite runs. However, local municipalities and utility companies have to take much more into consideration than just the esthetics of the season when considering the snowpack levels in the surrounding mountains. “I've been in contact with BC Hydro and they've reported the snowpack is only slightly below average for this time of year,” said Gord DeRosa, Trail city councillor. “My own opinion is that we'll probably get the same amount of precipitation. Maybe not as snow but as rain in the spring.” The difference between what people see in cities, towns, and ski resorts and the information supplied to utility companies and municipalities is where the measurements are taken by the River Forecast Centre (RFC), an arm of the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations that is responsible for monitoring snow accumulation and stream levels in the province. RFC maintains unmanned monitoring stations at key locations in watersheds around the province at high elevations where precipitation throughout the colder months tends to accumulate as snowpack. In addition, manual snow surveys are taken eight times a year between January and June to verify the accuracy of the monitoring stations. See SNOW, Page 2
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FROM PAGE 1 Of course considerations of snow accumulation and runoff in the spring freshet tends to affect more than just the amount of drinking water available to communities, it also has a bearing on the production of the majority of the electricity in the province. “We look at snow across the province,” said Sabrina Locicero, stakeholder engagement advisor with community relations for BC Hydro. “We produce a monthly water supply forecast and balance it across our system to ensure we can provide reliable power generation for our customers.” BC Hydro employs a team of experts dealing in a variety of climate related subjects to monitor the water supply system in the
province and how if affects reservoir levels. The utility company uses that information to determine its ability to generate power and inform the public if conditions may require people to conserve electricity in times of low water and high electricity draw, such as in the dry, hot summer months when people are more likely to be running air conditioning systems. “The Kootenay Columbia region appears near normal but slightly below average at this point and the one area in the province that currently has low snowpack is the Coastal region,” said Locicero. “We’ll look at the reports again in February. It’s a continuous process and the amounts can be quite variable throughout the year.”
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Library embracing new technology with e-readers By Sheri Regnier Times Staff
How a future library will look is anyone’s guess. But in this digital age, a library might become less about lending a book and more about transmitting text through less traditional sources. The Trail and District Public Library reports an exponential increase of tech-savvy users in the last few years, aided by the addition of 12 public access computers, along with the circulation of electronic materials increasing by 63 per cent. As local library users become more familiar with digitized information, the modern way to access materials through e-readers could mean books, CDs and DVDs become an antiquated resource for future readers.
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Librarian Sam King demonstrated the versatility of the Trail and District Public Library’s new e-readers set for community circulation in a few months. Options on the portable device include large text and with the tap of a finger, a page can be bookmarked or turned. The current 5,000-square-foot
Trail facility is packed with countless tac-
tile resources, so in response to not just a lack of space, but to keep up with the times, the library has added 10 e-readers to its stock of portable devices, and tens of thousands of books to its electronic library. The new e-readers hit community circulation in March, once target groups, including children ages 9-12 and seniors, are familiarized with the product through after school programs and library outreach. “We were interested in doing this for a while,” said Belinda Wilkinson, Trail’s library director. “Over three years we have worked to transform the library,” she explained, “And this really is an extension to our home library services and focuses on programming related to families.” In addition to
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almost 30,000 e-books available, the virtual world of over 5,000 magazines, called Zinio, will be available for download beginning March 1, giving users access to browse or read digital periodicals offline. If card registrations are any indication the library is headed in the right direction, Wilkinson can back up the library’s increased digital access, because in 2013, there were 1,976 new cardholders, compared to 368 the year previous, and 412 in 2011. “New members are a remarkable indication we are doing something right,” she said. Factors Wilkinson attributes to the explosion of users, include access to digital mediums, increased programs, minor “wel-
coming” renovations, and a happy and helpful staff. “Our focus is to build relationships and partnerships in the community so we can continue to expand the services that the community wants us to offer,” she added. An e-book reader, also called an e-reader, is a portable electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books. Some of the advantages for those who are shut in, have limited space or reside in a care facility, are lightness and comfort of the e-reader, explained Wilkinson. “Especially if there are physical constraints that made holding or navigating a physical book impossible or uncomfortable.”
The library’s e-readers are friendly to users with some visual impairment because the ability to adjust text size and font, could phase out the need to order large print textbooks. “For older people the scalable font size and the (e-reader) ability to remember the last page read is helpful,” she continued. “Reading in bed, it is helpful to hold it close enough to read and change the pages by clicking a button or swiping the screen.” The library is requesting a $471,000 budget from the city this year, with funds being allocated to additional senior technology education programs, and expanding youth and early childhood projects including the introduction of e-readers.
Local man faces child pornography charges By Times Staff A 31-year-old man was arrested at a Trail residence last week and faces charges related to Possession of Child Pornography and Possession for the Purpose of Distribution. Those charges were forwarded to crown counsel after police officers of the Crime Reduction Unit and Trail Detachment GIS Section executed a search warrant on Jan. 23. Police seized several computers at the residence. The Crime Reduction Unit in partnership with the B.C. Integrated Exploitation (“ICE”) Unit identified a male suspect during an investigation, which commenced in the beginning of January. The BC ICE unit is specialized in investigating Internet facilitated offences against children. The male was released on several conditions including not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 16 years. He will be making his first
appearance in provincial court on March 6 in Rossland, BC. RCMP said in its press release there is no evidence suggesting that any local children were involved in this investigation. It added no further information will be released at this time. The BC ICE unit encourages anyone with information about online child exploitation to help protect children by reporting their concerns to Cybertip.ca. According to a police press release, Cybertip.ca’s mandate is to protect children from online exploitation by receiving and analysing tips from the public about illegal material and activities regarding the online exploitation of children. Any leads are then referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency. Cybertip.ca also provides the public with information and other resources such as support and referral services to keep families safe while using the Internet.
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Snowboarder rescued after 100-metre fall off cliff BY AARON ORLANDO
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THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A widow who says her late husband’s “ski buddy” failed him during a tragic accident in British Columbia five years ago has lost her bid for compensation from a court. Colorado resident Mark Kennedy fell into a tree well - an area of deep and loose snow around the tree’s base - and suffocated Jan. 11, 2009 while skiing on a mountain near Blue River, B.C., about 580 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. His widow, Elizabeth Ann Kennedy, launched a lawsuit against her husband’s ski partner, Adrian Coe of Britain, seeking compensation.
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Urban centres Trudeau boots senators from Liberal caucus will be last to feel postal cuts THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Densely populated urban centres in the country’s largest cities will be the last to lose their door-to-door delivery service, Canada Post said Wednesday. The postal service said the older neighbourhoods and smaller lots in urban cores present different challenges for locating community mailboxes than suburban areas. So, Canada Post says it will leave the majority of those areas until the final stage of its plan to phase out door-to-door mail delivery. “The postal service will take the necessary time to understand their unique needs and find solutions that work for these neighbourhoods,” Canada Post said in a statement. The postal service also said it was working to address the needs of seniors and disabled Canadians. “Canada Post is developing alternative approaches for people with significant mobility challenges, who lack viable alternatives and upon whom delivery to a community mailbox would impose an unacceptable hardship,” it said. The post office was widely criticized when it announced its plan to phase out home delivery late last year. Under the plan, mail for those who currently receive door-to-door service will be delivered to communal neighbourhood “superboxes.” About one-third of Canadian households receive their mail at their door. The rest pick up their mail at a central location, like an apartment lobby or community mailbox, or rural mailboxes. The federal Crown corporation has said it hopes to realize up to $900 million a year under the plan to replace home delivery with community mail boxes and by raising postal rates and cutting thousands of jobs. The move to community mail boxes is expected to account for $400 million to $500 million in savings once it is fully implemented.
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau swept Liberal senators out of his party’s caucus Wednesday in a bid to show he’s serious about cleaning up the Senate. The surprise move - announced moments after Trudeau personally informed the 32 Liberal senators they are now “formerly Liberal senators” - is aimed at reducing partisanship in the Senate and restoring its intended role as an independent chamber of sober second thought. After the initial shock wore off, the senators emerged from the meeting declaring that they’d been “set free” and praising Trudeau for his bold, courageous move. They immediately used their new freedom to contradict Trudeau’s assertion that they can no longer designate themselves as “Liberal” senators. And they went further off script by suggesting the move actually won’t change much in the upper house. “We have agreed that we will style ourselves as the Liberal Senate caucus,” said James Cowan, who added that he’ll continue to lead the official Opposition in the Senate. He added that senators remain friends with elected Liberal MPs and will continue
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report might have something to do with Trudeau’s change of heart. However, Trudeau denied the imminent report had any bearing on his decision. And a spokesman for auditor general Michael Ferguson said no one has seen a draft of the interim report. Trudeau insisted his move was predicated on his belief that extreme patronage and partisanship are at the root of the Senate expenses scandal. “The Senate is broken and needs to be fixed,” he told a news conference on Parliament Hill. Making Liberal senators independent of the party’s parliamentary caucus is a first, concrete step towards reducing partisanship, Trudeau argued as he challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to similarly free the 57 Conservative senators. “If the Senate serves a purpose at all, it is to act as a check on the extraordinary power of the prime minister and his office, especially in a majority government,” Trudeau said. “The party structure in the Senate interferes with this responsibility. Taken together with patronage (appointments), partisanship within the Senate is a powerful, negative force. It reinforces the
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Trudeau’s Senate move better than the status quo
n a week where the B.C. government was accused of “provoking a teachers’ strike” and the federal government blasted for treating war veterans with disdain, it was a breath of fresh air when Liberal leader Justin Trudeau actually announced something that has Canadians thinking this is how a government should act. Ever since the Senate scandal began, and years after patronage appointments were part and parcel for loyalty to the ruling party, there hasn’t been one leader with enough courage to say, “We have to make immediate changes.” Scandals, backroom deals, suspensions and RCMP investigations haven’t been enough for the ruling party to even answer a question on the course of events let alone take any decisive action. However, Wednesday morning Trudeau changed that perception when he announced all 32 Liberal senators will sit as independents. No longer will they be considered members of the party’s “inner circle.” No
longer will they weigh in on party policies or leadership reviews. It’s not perfect but, for beleaguered Canadians who have lost faith in the political system, it’s something. Even former Reform leader Preston Manning called the move a step in the right direction. True to form, the Tories sent its pit bull Pierre Polievre to lash out at Trudeau calling it a “smokescreen.” His job, as always, is to denounce anything anyone says unless it comes from the mouth of a Conservative. “The removal of senators from a weekly caucus meeting does not change the fundamental problem with the Senate, which is that it is unelected and unaccountable,” Poilievre said. However, I beg to differ. If the Senate is supposed to be a “chamber of sober second thought,” then why are senators affiliated with any party to begin with? If they are truly independent of Parliament, why do senators tend to vote along party lines? There was much hoopla made when a couple
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of Conservative senators voted against suspending the trio of Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. It raised eyebrows because senators don’t usually vote against anything their party proposes. This is what they call “sober second thought?” Trudeau may very well be pitching to the many disappointed Canadians who see how terrible and corrupt things have become in our nation’s government. But his point is one that should be embraced by all parties. The problem is no party would ever applaud a move by another. If only they had thought of it first. The Senate has become a joke. The last round of
appointments by Harper included Tory candidates who failed to win their ridings. Despite being rejected by voters as their representative, Harper gave them an even bigger role in deciding what rules the entire country It’s certainly isn’t the first time politicians have used the Senate inappropriately. Brian Mulroney famously stacked the Senate with eight sudden appointments in 1990 to ensure his coveted GST had enough votes in the Upper Chamber. Which brings us back to the problem with patronage appointments. The Senate is supposed to be a balance to the party in power yet when the Senate is loaded with people loyal to the party in power is there really any balance? Some Liberal senators are in favour of the move and others are already voicing their concern. Here are unelected people given a golden job, great pay, great pension with virtually guaranteed job security (as long as they follow the rules). Some are complaining that their
expense accounts will be slashed. Really? That’s the concern? Aren’t we in the Senate mess due to the way some senators abused their expense accounts? The complaining senators are always free to give up their jobs. I guess if they faced that prospect then many of them would suddenly use some sober second thought to their own stance. Granted the Supreme Court is still reviewing any major change to the Senate. But right now, that chamber is under a huge cloud. So Trudeau did what a leader should do. He thought about what change he could invoke without the need to pay a bevy of lawyers and tie up court time. It may not be perfect, it may not be as altruistic as he claims but at the end of the day he did something. For once a politician has heard the complaints from the citizens and acted. How honourable he acted is in the eye of the beholder. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times
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Arab Spring three years later
t has taken a little longer much of the population: a than it did after the 1848 nephew of Napoleon in one revolutions in Europe, case, a leader of the Muslim but on the third anniver- Brotherhood in the other. sary of the Egyptian revolu- And here the stories diverge tion we can definitely say that for a time – but the ending, the “Arab Spring” is finished. alas, does not. The popular, mostly nonIn France, President Louis violent revolutions that tried Napoleon launched a coup to overthrow the single-party against his own presidency, dictatorships and absolute and re-emerged in 1852 as monarchies of the Arab world Emperor Napoleon III. It had had their moments of glory, been a turbulent few years, but the party is over and the and by then a large majorbosses are back. ity of the French were willPeople in the ing to vote for Middle East hate him because having their trihe represented umphs and traauthority, stagedies treated bility and tradas a secondition. They hand version of threw away European histheir own demtory, but the ocracy. parallels with In Egypt last GWYNNE Europe in 1848 year, the army are hard to allied itself resist. with former The Arab revolutionWorld Affairs tyrants had been aries to overin power for just as long, the throw the elected president, revolutions were fuelled by Mohamed Morsi – and within the same mixture of demo- a few months, after an eleccratic idealism and frustrated tion which will genuinely nationalism, and once again represent the wish of most the trigger for the revolutions Egyptians to trade their new (if you had to highlight just democracy for authority, one factor) was soaring food stability and tradition, Field prices. Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi In many places the Arab will duly assume the presirevolutionaries had startling- dency. ly quick successes at first – The counter-revolution is Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen – just as popular in Egypt now as it like the French, German, and was in France then. Italian revolutionaries did in And if you fear that this Europe’s “Springtime of the analogy is really relevant, Peoples”. For a time it looked then here’s the worst of it. like everything would change. After the defeat of the 1848 Then came the counter-revo- revolutions, there were no lutions and it all fell apart, further democratic revoluleaving only a few countries tions in Europe for twenty permanently changed for the years. If that timetable were better – like Denmark then, also to apply to the Arab or Tunisia in today’s Arab world, then the next round of world. democratic revolutions would The disheartening paral- only be due around 2035. But lels are particularly strong it probably doesn’t apply. between Egypt, by far the There is one key differbiggest country in the Arab ence between the European world, and France, which was revolutions of 1848 and the Europe’s most important and Arab revolutions of 2011. The populous country in 1848. 1848 revolutions were violent In both cases, the revo- explosions of popular anger lutions at first brought free that succeeded in hours or media, civil rights and free days, while those of 2010elections, but also a great 11 were largely non-violent, deal of social turmoil and dis- more calculated struggles orientation. that took much longer to win. In both France and Egypt Non-violent revolutions give the newly enfranchised mass- millions of people time to es then elected presidents think about why they are takwhose background alarmed ing these risks and what they
hope to get out of it. They may still lose focus, take wrong turns, even throw all their gains away. Mistakes are human, and so is failure. But once people have participated in a non-violent revolution they are permanently politicised, and in the long run they are quite likely to remember what they came for. The most promising candidate to succeed Gene Sharp as the world authority on non-violent revolutions is Erica Chernoweth, a young American academic who co-wrote the study “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of NonViolent Conflict” with diplomat Maria Stephan. A lot of their book is about why non-violent revolution succeeds or fails, but most interesting of all are their statistics about HOW OFTEN it succeeds. Their headline statistic is that violent revolutionary struggles succeed in overthrowing an oppressive regime only 30 percent of the time, whereas non-violent campaigns succeed almost 60 percent of the time. By that standard, the Arab world is certainly under-performing. There have been only two relative successes among the Arab countries, Tunisia and Morocco (where the change came so quickly that hardly anybody noticed). There were two no-score draws: Yemen and Jordan. And there were three abject failures: Bahrain, Egypt and Syria, the latter ending up in a full-scale civil war. (Libya doesn’t count, as it was a violent revolution with large foreign participation right from the start.) So far, not so good. But the most relevant statistic from Chernoweth and Stephan’s work for the future of the Arab world is this: “Holding all other variables constant, the average country with a failed non-violent campaign has over a 35 percent chance of becoming a democracy five years after a conflict’s end.” The game isn’t over yet. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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Alfred Gerald (Bud) MILLIARD January 24, 1930 – December 18, 2013 With sad and heavy hearts the family of Bud Milliard announce his passing. After a short, but courageous, final battle with cancer Bud left us peacefully in the early morning hours of December 18, 2013 surrounded by family, at Dufferin Place, Nanaimo, B. C. Born in Kenora, Ont., Bud was predeceased by his parents - Alfred (Feb. 1936) and Janet (May 1947), three sisters – Joyce Portman (Sept. 1986), Shirley Olson-Dargel (Feb. 2005) and Pauline Anderson (Oct. 2009), as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Left to mourn are his loving wife of 60 years, Thelma; his children, Janet (Brian) McQuarrie, Gerry (Kathy Gall) Milliard, Deb Nieman and Jamie (Phil) Gensey; grandchildren and great-grandchildren - Ryann (Matt) McQuarrie-Salik, Ashton, Valley and Sloane, Scott (Amanda) Nieman and Linus, Cassandra (John Tchao) Nieman and Cadence, and Chris, Tim and Gloria Gensey; plus numerous nieces and nephews. As a young man, Bud worked at the paper-mill in Kenora and dam building in Saskatchewan before joining the Navy in 1950. After leaving the Navy in 1955, Bud worked in logging and at the sawmill in Hope, B. C. before returning to Kenora in 1956 where he worked in the bush, drove bus, worked at the Legion and various other jobs. In 1964 the family moved to Castlegar, B. C. where Bud was first employed at the Celgar sawmill, then at the Legion, in construction, and finally at the Cominco smelter in Trail from which he retired in 1992. In 1993 Bud and Thelma moved to Reston, Man. to be closer to extended family members, but returned to B. C. once again in 2006 where they settled in Nanaimo. Bud was larger than life. He was a proud and protective man with a heart as big as all outdoors. We’ll miss his laughter, sense of humour, love of music, appreciation of people, his lifelong pursuit of knowledge, his generous spirit, and his all-encompassing love of family. Dad was most relaxed when he was camping and on the water. Papa was a consummate storyteller and never backed down from a good discussion. One of his favourite sayings was “I may not always be right, but I’m never wrong.” His grandchildren and great- grandchildren brought a new energy and sense of joy to his life. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
See you later Dad. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Legendary folk singer had Kootenay connections By Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star
Legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, who died Monday at 94, had several West Kootenay connections. While it’s unclear if the guitar and banjo-picking social activist ever actually visited this area, a persistent rumour has him performing at some sort of labour benefit in Trail in the 1940s. One woman claimed to have recorded the concert, but the tape has not been unearthed. Seeger did record a 1962 song by Malvina Reynolds called Do as the Doukhobors Do, although it went unreleased until a 2000 boxset called The Best of Broadside. In the 1950s, he belonged to a popular New York folk quartet called The Weavers. One of his bandmates, Ronnie Gilbert, lived in the Slocan Valley in the 1970s and ‘80s, where she was a founding member of Theatre Energy. (She returned to the area in 2006 for the Our Way Home reunion in Brilliant.) Seeger was also friends with the Bockners of Argenta. “My Dad went to the University of
Toronto and saw Seeger in a concert there around 1947 and just loved him,” Rick Bockner recalls from his home on Cortes Island, where he is a musician and woodworker. “Their politics were very similar.” Rick’s parents, Lou and Phyllis, were Canadians but lived in St. Louis, where Lou was a social worker. He ran a children’s summer camp in the Ozarks that used Seeger’s music and helped organize concerts while Seeger was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Seeger became part of the Bockner home whenever he passed through St. Louis and was one of Rick’s first musical influences, providing him with his first informal guitar lessons at age five. Later, when Rick wanted to buy a 12-string guitar, Seeger gave him advice. “We grew up on his music,” Rick says. “He was a huge influence on our household.” Rick’s sister Deb, who lives in Argenta, recalls Seeger “laying down for a nap in the back bedroom before a concert. We put on a record of his. I remember him coming out very angry because we were playing a record he didn’t like!”
Cancer claims former Academy president THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES - Former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak has died after a 12-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. A film marketing and distribution executive, Sherak died Tuesday surrounded by family at his home in Calabasas, Calif. “Tom is a true hero in our lives who has a star on the sidewalk and wings to fly,” the Sherak family said in a statement released by the academy. Sherak received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just hours before his death but he was too ill to attend. Sherak, who served as the head of the academy from 2009-2012, spent 17 years at 20th Century Fox, where he became the domestic film
group chairman. He also was an executive at Revolution Studios and Paramount Pictures. Sherak worked on such blockbusters as “Titanic,” ”Die Hard,“ ”Wall Street,“ ”Independence Day“ and ”Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.“ Last fall, Sherak was appointed Los Angeles film czar to help bring runaway production back to the city. He was also responsible for completing a deal for the academy’s new film museum with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum is tentatively set to open in 2017. A champion of change, Sherak expanded the number of best picture Oscar nominees from five to 10 and was instrumental in bringing in younger academy members and making the group more diverse.
A dozen inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday’s ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, country musician
Jimmy Capps, bass guitarist Will Lee, rhythm guitarist Corki Casey O’Dell and country guitarist Velma Smith. Posthumous inductions went to Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with his band Double Trouble, and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith. The Musicians Hall of Fame also gave their first Iconic Riff Award posthumously to Roy Orbison for his guitar work on “Pretty Woman,” and their first Industry Icon Award to Mike
Curb, the founder of Curb Records. Performers for the awards show included Neil Young, Duane Eddy, Brenda Lee, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Isaak. This was the first induction since the Musicians Hall of Fame moved to its new permanent museum location inside Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. “I don’t like the word ‘rock star’ or ‘super star,”’ said Bachman after the induction ceremony. “I am a guitar player, a songwriter who
got lucky because I stayed at it and didn’t give up, long enough that people noticed me.” Barbara Mandrell, who was the first artist to win the CMA Entertainer Of The Year for two consecutive years, said learning how to play the steel guitar and the saxophone helped to launch her career while still a teenager. “It opened the doors for me, ‘cause there weren’t a lot of little girls playing steel guitar,” Mandrell said.
Younger brother Peter, who lives in Nelson, was named after Seeger. Lou Bockner died when his children were young, but the family stayed in touch with Seeger, who Rick last saw in an elevator in 1992. “I had a chance to tell him how much he meant to me musically and he asked how my mom was doing — she kept in touch with him too, and we’d get a card every year. He was quiet for a minute and said ‘Seems like another lifetime.’ For both of us, it had been a long time.” (Bockner’s mother was better known in Argenta as Phyllis Margolin, a noted painter.) Bockner, who lived in this area off and on between 1961 and 1982, is planning a tribute show to Seeger on Cortes Island’s community radio station. He said Seeger had his finger on every social movement in North America since the 1930s, from civil rights to environmentalism. “For every major political downer of the last 50 years, there’s been a Pete Seeger song to address it. I’m very grateful to him. He was a real mentor of mine.”
Petition to deport young singer gathers support THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON - It looks like another major political hot potato has just landed on President Barack Obama’s desk: what to do about Justin Bieber. That’s because a petition on the White House website about the controversy-prone Canadian pop star has crossed the crucial threshold of 100,000 signatures, compelling the White House to craft a formal reply. The petition topic is: “Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.” It was posted last week after Bieber’s arrest in Miami following a drag-racing incident, which came on the heels of a police raid on his house where one of Bieber’s friends was arrested for cocaine possession. The number of signatures zoomed to more than 101,000 early Wednesday, reaching more than 106,000 by midday. One immigration lawyer, however, is taking the question of deporting Bieber very seriously, producing a 2,400-word legal analysis of the pop star’s legal status. His conclusions? The U.S. president can’t and won’t do anything about it. “Although the existence (and success) of this online petition is certainly amusing, even when an official response is published, it is unlikely to satisfy the petition’s supporters,” writes Winnipeg-born Henry Chang, who has practised law in both countries. “This is because the White House does not have any real authority to deport an individual that it deems undesirable.”
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CASTLEGAR –Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior, is sponsoring a public tax information session for Canadians considered to be “U.S. persons.” A panel of immigration and cross-border tax experts will address issues related to U.S. tax and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The event will be held Feb. 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar. The Canadian government is in negotiations with the Americans on an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to impose U. S. tax legislation (FATCA) on Canadian financial institutions. The agreement may require Canadian banks and other financial institutions to disclose information on accounts held by “U.S. persons” to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Negotiations are being conducted in secret and raise concerns that the IGA could potentially violate Canadian privacy laws. Furthermore, the misinformation and secrecy around FATCA is causing a great deal of public anxiety. “Canadians fear for the security of their personal banking information and the security of their savings”, said Atamanenko. “It is my hope that by providing my constituents with professionals who can offer advice and address their questions and concerns, we may alleviate some of the anxiety and give them the means to make informed decisions”, added Atamanenko. Murray Rankin, Official Opposition critic for National Revenue, expressed concern at the prospect of a foreign nation unilaterally imposing obligations on Canadian banks. “The Canadian government has a responsibility to protect Canada’s tax base, and while we understand the United States’ desire to protect their own tax base, this should not come at the cost of the rights of individuals residing in our own country.”
Centre for Policy Alternatives studies proposal
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - A new report maintains that some 86 per cent of Canadian families will find nothing to be gained from the Conservative government’s long-promised plan to allow some of them to split their income for tax purposes. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says it looked at the potential impact of income splitting in three scenarios: on pensions, for those families with children under 18 and for all families across the board. The left-leaning think tank says the impact in all three cases is very unequal, while the cost to Canadian governments would be substantial. Senior economist David Macdonald says income-splitting for families with minor children would cost Ottawa $3 billion in lost revenue and another $1.9 billion provincially. Macdonald says
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it wouldn’t help the middle class either, since the top third of Canada’s richest families would receive $3 of every $4 spent on income splitting. Macdonald says seven out of ten senior families get no benefit at all from pension income splitting, while the richest 10 per cent of senior families receive more than the bottom 70 per cent combined. “Income splitting creates a tax loophole big enough to drive a Rolls Royce through,” Macdonald says in a statement. “It’s pitched as a program for the middle class but in reality it’s an expensive tax gift for the rich.” The report estimates that pension income splitting - which was implemented in 2007 will cost about $1.7 billion in 2015. Incomesplitting to all families would cost about $11.8 billion, it said. University of Calgary economist Jack Mintz has argued that the current tax system is unfair because it penalizes single-earner families with higher tax rates than those faced by couples bringing hope the same amount of
was eliminated. Any surplus money would be better spent providing universal child care or help lift seniors out of poverty, Macdonald said. “Income splitting is a policy choice that would purposely exacerbate already high income inequal-
ity in Canada,” he said. “This is inequality by design, not by accident.” Others say incomesplitting makes a lot of sense, as long as it is accompanied by other measures so that the benefits would be shared by all kinds of families.
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A surging Creston Valley Thunder Cats took full advantage of a severely depleted Beaver Valley Nitehawks line up on Tuesday at the Beaver Valley Arena, as the Cats clawed their way to a 7-3 victory. The Nitehawks were short six players and one coach when they stepped onto the ice versus the Cats, and after an undisciplined start by B.V., Creston would erupt for five second-period goals on their way to an 11th straight win. “They have a good team, they skate well, they work hard, there was no secret to what Jim Bailey photo they were going to Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Colby Livingstone blasts a puck into the open net to help lift the bring,” said Hawks assistant coach Kevin Cats to a 7-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Tuesday at the B.V. Arena. Limbert. “We had guys out of the line up, but line up to take up the make it 4-1. Hawks’ goalie Brett “We looked over we were more con- slack. Clark made a quick pad at their line up and cerned But it would be all save but the rebound knew they were misIRD the effort “We were more RLY Bwith ! the guys Thunder Cats on this weEAgot from went right to Formosa sing some key guys, DRAW concerned byup, and the ey rv in the line night. who banged it in and so we just wanted to su e et Compl of 10 to Win 1 wasn’t with the effort effort there “I thought we chased Clark from the push the pace,” said Nov. 15just CERY $20 GRCOARDS tonight.” played pretty good,” Hawks net in favour of Hepditch. “We’ve had we got from T GIf survey… Due to injury or said Complete Thunder the Cats’ AP Schamerhorn. to learn the hard way, the guys in the illness the Nitehawks coach Josh Hepditch. The Nitehawks were we have had our share line up, and were without lead- “We had a game plan in penalty trouble of undisciplined pening scorer Ryan coming in here, we throughout the game alties and we’ve kind the effort just Edwards, captain knew they’d come with giving the Cats eight of learned from it. wasn’t there Archie McKinnon, a lot of pressure, so power-play opportun- Everybody’s been on tonight.” Russell Mortlock, we just tried to use ities, on which they that side of he eight Jacob Boyzuk, Kyle our speed and for the scored twice. Unlike ball before too, you’re Kevin limbert Hope, and goalie most part we executed the Hawks, who spent losing, you get frusmplete the survey… Greyson Sharpe, and pretty well.” almost a period in trated, it gets tough, Enter at www.pulseresearch.com/VI would insert affiliate Forward Brandon Colby Livingstone the sin bin, Creston we just tried to play players 3x3 Mitch Titus, Formosa would score worked the puck maintained their com- with respect for the Spencer McLean, and the winning goal on down low to Tyler posure and were able full game and I think goaltender Carson the power play at 12:45 Podgorenko who to neutralize an ailing that’s what we did.” h prizes! Schamerhorn into the of the second period to blasted a shot on goal. Nitehawk attack. See HAWKS, Page 12 h.com/VI
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Rellish Transport led by skip Deane Horning won its sixth consecutive Kootenay Savings Super League title last week against a familiar foe. This season’s Super League concluded with an A-event final that pitted the top two regular season teams in a three-hour marathon, that appropriately went down to the last rock. Team Rob Ferguson with third Brian Lemoel, second Joey Ferguson and Markus Partridge as lead, struck early against Rellish stealing one in the first, then two more in the second to jump into a 3-0 lead. Rellish, who would play without third Don Freschi, was skipped by Deane Horning with third Kevin Nesbitt, second Richard Faunt, and lead Justin Umpherville filling in. Horning struck back in the third, drawing for one, before tying the game with a steal of two in the fourth. The next three ends were carefully played, with both teams forcing the other to take singles with their hammer advantage. The TSN turning point came in the eighth, with Ferguson leading 5-4, and one already buried, skip Rob played a fantastic delicate raise tap to the four-foot to lay two guarded stones.
But Horning countered with the shot of the game, making an angle-raise double takeout to count two, and Rellish Transport’s first lead of the game. Team Ferguson could only manage a single in the ninth, and tried everything to steal the last end. Unfortunately, their last rock guard overcurled, leaving Horning a take-out pick to win the game 8-6. Rellish Transport Services sported an amazing 15-1-1 record in Kootenay Savings Super League this season, and after the game, second Richard Faunt was candid about the team’s success. “It’s easier when you have someone like Deane skipping. He is curling probably the best I’ve ever seen him curl.” The other three games didn’t go past the eighth end. In the B final, and the battle of the skip spouses, Myron Nichol and his West Kootenay Mechanical team took home the bragging rights with a 9-3 victory over Heather Nichol and her Maglio Ladies rink. In one C Consolation game, Team Fines pounded Team Albo 9-4, while the other saw Brost Autoworx get the best of Maglio Mens 7-3. A big thank-you to Kootenay Savings Credit Union for again sponsoring the league. See photo on Page 12.
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From left: The Rellish Transport Service’s rink comprised of skip Deane Horning, Kevin Nesbitt, Richard Faunt, and Justin Umpherville won the Kootenay Savings Super League curling title in a marathon match against the Rob Ferguson rink. Missing is third Don Freschi.
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aged three to five. The next session begins Feb. 3 and goes until Mar. 3. The last regular season Friday night Nitehawk game goes Feb. 14. Come skate with the Hawks from 6-6:45 p.m. and then stay to watch the Nitehawks play at 7:30 p.m. Children 12 and under only pay $5 to attend both. The Sweetheart Family Skate hits the ice Feb. 15 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. hosted by Fruitvale Elementary PAC, the skate is a free event with hot chocolate to warm up all skaters. Call Kelly at 3679319 for more info.
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FROM PAGE 11 The Hawks opened the scoring when Sheldon Hubbard whacked a third try past Cats’ goalie Kyle Michalovsky 30 seconds after the opening faceoff. However, Colby Livingstone replied with a power-play goal wiring a cross-ice pass from Cats leading scorer Jesse Collins into an open net at 15:58 of the first. The Cats started their five-goal splurge three minutes into the second frame when Carson Cartwright wristed one by Clark. Then 27 seconds later Connor Kidd added his first of two on the night, before Formosa fired home the winner. Dallas Calvin would cut the lead to two, when he grabbed a loose puck off the faceoff and fired it through the pads of Michalovsky. But the Cats would restore the three-goal cushion on a Trevor Hanna marker, and Kidd would make it 6-2 converting a rebound off a Cartwright blast at 1:48 of the second. Marcel Fuchs would make it 7-2 early in the
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third, and midway through the period Calvin would notch his second of the night to give him 35 goals on the season, and move him into a tie for fifth with Edwards in league scoring with 71 points. The Nitehawks directed 40 shots on the Creston goal, while the Cats fired 53 shots at Clark and Schamerhorn in the Hawks net for the statement win. “It was big for us,” said Hepditch. “We’ve been playing well and we knew these guys were going to be good. I think they have a good chance of winning, so we wanted to use it as a measuring stick for us and I think we answered the bell.” Creston and Beaver Valley remain atop their respective divisions, with the Hawks holding a tenuous one-point edge on the Nelson Leafs, while the Cats own a 16-point cushion over Fernie in the Eddie Murdoch division. The Nitehawks next travel to Fernie to take on the Ghostriders on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Nitehawk Notes: Due to work and personal commitments, Jeremy Cominotto stepped down as assistant coach of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks last week. “We are going to miss him a lot,” said Limbert. “He brings a lot to the table as far as experience, and we’re a family, we’re a tight knit group, and it’s hard to see him go, but he had some tough choices and it wasn’t very easy for him. He had things outside that he had to take care of and we are sad to see him go but we wish him the best.” Cominotto was in his sixth year behind the bench, and has brought home a Cyclone Cup, three league titles, and an appearance in the Canadian Western championship.
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able. Here’s the problem. For whatever reason, the expense checks are often not given out on time. Sometimes my husband has to wait three or four months before being reimbursed. These are not $40 lunches. We are talking about hundreds of dollars of airline and hotel expenses, plus entertaining and feeding clients. Over four months, that can turn into thousands of dollars. Please don’t misunderstand. I realize we’re lucky to make a good living. But we are not super-wealthy. We have two kids in college and medical bills for my mother, and frankly, we’re not in the position to loan my husband’s company all of this money with no interest. My husband is always quick to defend the company, saying they didn’t get the information on time or the person writ-
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Dear Annie: I have a 40-year-old daughter who is lazy. When she injures herself, has surgery or is sick, I wait on her like she’s a baby. But I recently needed surgery myself, and she has no interest in helping me at all. A while back, I hired someone to clean her bedroom. It took two days. It was absolutely disgusting. Now that I can’t pick up after her, it’s getting bad again. If I say anything to her, she throws a tantrum. I’m getting too old for this. -- Can’t Take the Arguments Dear Can’t: You’re too old? Your daughter is 40 and still lives at home and expects her mother to clean her room. We do not understand parents who tacitly encourage their children to behave like babies and treat parents like servants and then complain when they do. Unless your daughter is incapable of holding a job and living
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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might see ways to improve your home or your relations with family members. Be open to this, because you definitely can do this in the coming year. Don’t miss this opportunity, which is rare. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your daily communication is more important than you might think. You affect those around you. Listen to what you say, and observe the impact you have. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be alert for opportunities to boost your income or get a better job. This is something you definitely can do this year. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You have opportunities around you now (whether you’re aware of this or not) to improve your life and your close relationships.
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and closest friendships. The realization of this might dawn on you today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You are entering a time of harvest, which is why things are looking great. You can improve your job this year or get a promotion. Many of you will get praise and accolades for your achievements. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Plan for a vacation,
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All the expensive upgrades have been done! Windows, wiring, plumbing, insulation, flooring, paint, all done and ready for you to move in. This home would be perfect for a young family just starting out. Terrific neighbourhood, good sized yard, fenced in the front, boasting a MLS # 2393875 gorgeous view. It would also suit empty nesters, with the Master on the main floor, two bedrooms up and the rec room has a full bath should guests want to stay downstairs. A shop for the handyman on the basement level, with a door to the outside from there. Lane access, and the foundation has been poured for a garage on the laneway. Level parking for 2 - 3 vehicles there. Book your private viewing today! Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575
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SAR crews rescue injured snowmobiler at Kootenay Pass By Sam Van Schie Nelson Star
Nelson Search and Rescue helped pull an injured snowmobiler out of the forest at Kootenay Pass this past weekend. A man in his mid-20s had been riding along the south shore of Monk Lake with four others on snowmobiles, at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, when he was thrown from his machine and fell badly, suffering what appeared to be a spinal cord injury. Two riders went to get help while the others stayed with the injured man, administering what first aid they could. By the time Search and Rescue received the call, at about 4:30 p.m., it was too late to get a helicopter or any sort of air transport to the scene, so the evacuation had to be done by land. Creston Search and Rescue members, who managed the search with a half dozen volunteers on site, also brought in a team of five from Nelson SAR, who have extensive experience working in avalanche terrain, and two from South Columbia SAR, as additional backup.
They also contacted the Creston Snowmobile Club and managed to get seven people on snowmobiles to bring rescuers out to the scene, about 20 kilometres from the trailhead off Highway 3A. Fortunately, the avalanche risk was low, which allowed the rescuers to go into what can sometimes be dangerous terrain at night. “By time we reached the subject, his two companions had decided to take the risk and move him down from lake, [about 10 kilometres] to Maryland Creek Forest Service Road,” Nelson search manager Scott Spencer explained. When his team arrived, Spencer said, they found the injured man very cold and shivering. “We re-warmed him, did our assessment, and packaged him properly for spine injury [and] onto a rescue toboggan.” They had originally planned to care for the man through the night and get him airlifted out at first light. But because he was now much closer to the trailhead, the rescuers decided to continue moving him out. “It was fairly arduous,” said
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This home offers 3+ bdrms and excellent Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, character $285,000 floor plan. Main floor features hardwood home Over 2900 sq ft of space with Immaculate one owner home with 5 newer windows, upgraded plumbing and floors, large living room with fireplace. bdrms, 2.5 baths, in-law suite in the electrical panel. There is plenty of parking Re-shingled in 2009, garage and carport. basement, large carport, family room and accessed through the back alley. Relax Basement has good rec room and lovely street appeal. This is a gem and and/or entertain outside under the large workshop area. All this on 0.81 acres. covered patio. This is a very special home! This is a desirable package. Call today. priced to sell!
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Great opportunity to start a new business or move an existing one! Fantastic central location, lots of windows, hardwood floors and tons of character. Fully finished 1 bdrm, basement suite with lots of light and a little covered sundeck. Call your realtor for details! Call Christine (250) 512-7653
1741 - 3rd Avenue, Rossland
This 4 plex is a must see! Immaculate 4-2 bdrm units that have been impeccably maintained and renovated. Each unit is approx. 950 sq ft, separately metered, have washers/dryers, hot water tanks and all appliances. 4 covered parking spaces with storage lockers, large .21 acre lot, brand new roof over carports and newer roof on the building. Great rental income!
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This 1/2 duplex is an end unit with 2 bdrms, large storage area and open floor plan. One floor living with crawl space for extra storage. This is a beautiful home ready for you to move in, put your feet up and relax. Yard maintenance is done by the strata. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264
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Excellent investment opportunity as a rental property, or locate your business here and live upstairs. Each level has its own energy efficient Heat Pump. Retail and Residential space in a great location. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Call your REALTOR® today for your personal viewing.
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Modern 1 bdrm/1 bath condo has been Mortgage payments are less than rent totally updated and is ready to move in and on this modern 2 bdrm. condo - call your enjoy. Book your viewing. REALTOR® for your viewing. Call Mark (250) 231-5591
This 3 bedroom house is located in nice location in Quiet Rivervale. The home is vacant & is in need of some T.L.C. But has the space and is adjacent to well kept homes on either side so with some effort & upgrades you will have a winner. Call Richard (250) 368-7897
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3554 Mayflower Road, Krestova
Well cared-for mobile home with several upgrades including roof, laminate flooring and a cozy pellet stove. The 2.51 acre level parcel is mostly fenced with a guest cottage, a garden with greenhouse, chicken coop and storage shed. 40’ x 24’ shop with new woodstove. Call today. Call Terry A. (250) 231-1101
956 Spokane Street, Trail
Commercial / Residential - excellent investment opportunity here! Long term tenants in place - just take over the income stream! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665
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Full package: 3 bdrm 2 bath on main, plus 1 bdrm 1 bath self-contained inlaw suite. 14x14 shop and 2 car garage, great storage and fully landscaped .51 acre flat lot. Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665
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