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Bright idea celebrated With more than 800 of approximately 900 streetlights in the City of Castlegar having been replaced by computer controlled LED units, an informal observance of the feat was carried out on Friday, January 31. On hand with Mayor Lawrence Chernoff were FortisBC representatives Blair Weston and Doug Lamminen along with Greg Jacklin of LED Roadway Lighting, makers of the high-tech units. “The light is totally different,” said the mayor, “you see true colours underneath it.” Not only good performance is touted, but efficiency as well. The City looks forward to savings of approximately $1 million over the ten-year life expectancy of the lights. Pictured above from left on Jan.31 outside the mayor’s home: Greg Jacklin of LED Roadway Lighting, Mayor Chernoff, FortisBC’s Blair Weston - Community and Aboriginal Relations, and Doug Lamminen, Energy Management, (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX Technical Advisor. Jim Sinclair


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The deadline for an alternative approval process involved in the City of Castlegar’s boundary extension designs has come and gone as of Feb. 3. Further to a topic which has raised interest among Ootischenia residents and Electoral Area “J” director Gord Zaitsoff (P A1 Castlegar News, Jan. 30), the issue relates to a parcel of about 25 hectares (60 acres) on the east side of the Columbia River, near the Kinnaird Bridge. The land has been used as a gravel pit for a number of years and the City is making application to extend its boundary to absorb the property. No plans have been revealed as per the land’s eventual use should the City gain possession of it. The property is currently owned by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. An alternative approval process is similar to negative option billing. For example… services being delivered until a customer asks for them to be discontinued. In this case, qualified Castlegar residents were invited to express opposition to the proposed annexation of the so-called “gravel pit lands,” and to do so by Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. if they so chose. Had 10 per cent of eligible residents (about 600) shown opposition, the matter would then have gone to a referendum. As of Monday, Feb. 3, according to director of corporate services Carolyn Rempel, no disapproving forms had been received. This does not, necessarily mean the annexation will go ahead, only that one of the needed steps has been completed should the Ministry eventually decide to sell the property.

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Win cash and prizes to star t or expand your summer business! Modeled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons’ Den is a West Kootenay wide initiative and call to action for student youth entrepreneurs age – 12-17, to create their own summer job/ business. There are two categories: Junior – Grades 8-10 Senior – Grade 11-12 HOW IT WORKS - Students are required to submit a business concept paper for their business idea (standard outline provided), and a brief 1.5-2 minute video elevator pitch, explaining their business idea and why they should be chosen to compete in Junior Dragons’ Den. Video submissions will be viewable online at and be eligible for voting.

THE TOP FIVE - The top five applicants from each category will then work on refining their business concept into a formal business plan (outline and template to be provided), as well as create and submit an updated video elevator pitch for their business. THE SHOW - These Junior Dragons’ will then pitch their business idea Friday, June 6, 2014 in a live show format at Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, BC to a panel of local West Kootenay Dragons’! The first, second and third place winners from each Junior Dragons’ age category, will receive cash prizes & awards to go toward the start-up costs of their respective business, or expand an existing business. The 4th and 5th place candidates will receive parting gift packages (a.k.a. swag). REGISTER TODAY! Deadline is March 14, 2014! Go to to download a particpant’s package!

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Denise Sylvest has had a very successful 2nd week! She attended three classes with Kristy this past week, went skiing three times, and still somehow found the time to run five days! And it’s paying off!

Denise is already seeing some very promising results with a weight loss of two lbs! “In this second week I am feeling less fatigued and better able to move than when I started. The Cycle Sculpt classes do exactly what they promise and Kristy is an enthusiastic but hard task master. I’m a long way from six-pack abs and bulging biceps but I am starting to notice my muscles firming. I’m also working on the pushup challenge which is to do 10 pushups every hour over one day. The food diary helps me think about what and when I eat and I’ve made an effort to eat more vegetables and fewer crackers. Looking to the week ahead I’m adding more stretching to my routine.” And her trainer Kristy is very impressed! “Denise has already shown amazing improvements in her endurance and strength!! She is definitely keeping up with her schedule of coming to as many classes as possible as well as adding some specific muscle targeting exercises at home. Denise is working very hard, and going that extra mile ... for the win! We have discussed eating well, she is continuing to use her food journal to stay on track and she’s also been more conscious of consuming enough H20. Looking forward to week 3 and beyond - I see great things for this dedicated athlete!”

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Phone: 250-304-8413 Email: Amber is well on her way to those head stands she is working towards! She has been attending all of her classes, working hard, and practising at home. She has noticed improvement in her posture, core strength, stability, and an increased strength in her legs. She has also found that she has greater mental clarity, can focus more deeply, and has more endurance in holding challenging poses! “I continue to be excited about Yoga! I was stoked to see improvements so fast and am committed to continuing on with my program. I have a bout on Saturday in Castlegar and I am eager to see if my new found flexibility and posture is enough to hold my opponents back and if my new routine will aid in my recovery after the bout!” And when I asked her trainer Janice if Amber has been going the extra mile, she said ... “For sure and it shows. These last two weeks have been fantastic! Amber loves the low impact and high training that a yoga practice offers. And like all other yoga students, she loves the savasana (the deep rest at the end a practice where the student rests covered in warm soft cotton blankets, allowing the benefits of the practice to stay in the body) Her back bends, probably the most challenging of the postures, are increasing in ability to hold and go deeper. Pantsoff feels more powerful, confident, flexible, and fantastic - because she is!”

Phone: 250-365-5428 | 815 5th Ave - Castlegar, BC Hailey is continuing to give this challenge her all and has spent almost every day at the gym this week. In fact, she has been so motivated that her trainer Spencer had to force her to take a rest day! It hasn’t been all for nothing either because Hailey is down another 3 lbs this week! But of course, working that hard doesn’t come without it’s challenges. “I won’t lie, I’ve been exhausted this week and was lacking some motivation to get to the gym every day, but thanks to the support from the people in my life and the awesome staff at Peak - I managed to make it. I am noticing more results both physically and mentally and I’m feeling better and better each week.” And Spencer continues to be impressed with Hailey’s efforts. “Hailey is fantastic!! Not only does she laugh at my jokes but she is actually inspiring me to work out harder. Her progress continues to be great, she is eating very healthy and gives her all in the gym. Her strength and endurance are on the rise and she is enjoying her results. I even caught her smiling a few times.”

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How many times can the same topic be milked on the editorial page?...that depends on the importance of the issue. How important is the issue of Kraft Hockeyville to Castlegar and its residents?... we’ll have a pretty good idea by the first deadline date – this coming Sunday. If Castlegar makes the cut... getting sufficient nominations to move onto the actual competition, you can bet on more and more hoopla surrounding the effort. But first things first. There is still time to make up for a comparatively lacklustre turnout of online support to date. Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff said on Monday night there had been only a couple of hundred nominations. If there is no sudden and dramatic surge of support leading up to Sunday then there may be another title to more suitably go after, although “Apathyville 2014” would be a noticeably lower profile affair. Sure, there could be a lot of candidates, if they’d get around to applying. The deal with the Hockeyville effort is that it’s a chance of gaining national recognition for something positive, and that’s worth a lot whether you grew up loving hockey or not. Granted, going through the nomination process is a bit more involved than a show of hands. Web access and a basic level of fluency are required in order to log on and properly complete the steps. All the organizers ask of those who are so digitally equipped, is that they log on and do it. We want to hear from you.

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The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Getting enhanced, anyone? I’ll bet this situation is one that many of you have faced recently. Your fiveyear driver’s licence has expired, and it’s up for renewal. In fact, a month before renewal, you get a letter from the Insurance Corporation of B. C. stating you are eligible to get an “enhanced” driver’s licence. Being able to get an enhanced driver’s licence has been happening for awhile, but it only became clear to me now because of the need to renew my driving credentials. An “enhanced” driver’s licence will allow me to cross into the United States and return to Canada without having to carry a much bulkier passport. So this new card should be a real boon to all British Columbian travelers. So I drove to my local insurance office and told them to process an enhanced driver’s licence for me. I told them I cross into the United States several times a year and a plastic wallet-sized card of this type would be quite handy. The insurance-company lady looked at me apologetically and said she couldn’t do that. She informed me she could renew my ordinary driver’s licence and add in my B.C. Care Card information as that’s a new combinaCindy Amaral Production Manager

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tion, too. However, for the “enhanced,” I would have to make an appointment at one of a number of “Federal” offices around the province. I thought I would get right to it, so I asked to make an appointment in Nelson or Trail, but it turns out those places are not allowed to set up the “enhanced” driver’s licences either. Apparently, the West Kootenay federal outlets are only “regular” agencies. As I discovered, the closest centre for getting this new licence is in Kelowna. Oh, yes, there are offices in Kamloops, Prince George, Vancouver (3), Burnaby (2), Abbotsford, Victoria (2), Surrey (2), Port Coquitlam, Richmond, and Nanaimo. As usual, the Lower Mainland is well looked after. Where are the nearby enhancement centres for those of us in the eastern part of British Columbia? Here we are in the Kootenays—East and West—living close to the border, but we have no easy access to getting an “enhanced” driver’s licence. It occurred to me that if I were upset about this in Castlegar, what about someone living in Fernie, even farther away? Indeed, these location choices have disenfranchised three or four hundred-thousand people around the

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province. The government has not made acquiring this licence easy for some of us. If you look at the costs, you’ll see that the “enhanced” licence only costs $35 in addition to the $17 standard licence fee. However, that’s only if you live close to one of the “enhanced” licencing centres such as Vancouver Centre. If I make an appointment for Kelowna next week, it will cost me about $100 extra for gasoline to and from there. If I stay only for the day, I’ll still have additional costs of about $50 for meals. If I have to remain overnight at a Kelowna hotel, I’ll pay out another $100 or so. It’s clear that with no “enhanced” licencing office east of Kelowna, my costs for this licence could conceivably be as high as $285. I don’t believe that’s fair to me or the many drivers in this part of the province. I’ve been told that the issue is one of security. In that case, because we have a federal centre for passports in Nelson, why not add the appropriate security personnel to that office? At the very least, we should be able to set up our “enhanced” driver’s licence in Nelson and have the documentation sent to a major centre for completion—as happens now with passport applications. Jim Sinclair Editor

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On January 28, our company received a cheque in the amount of $1,101.34 – however, there was no information providing a calculation of how that amount was determined. I emailed Access Gas once again, asking them to provide me with a breakdown and they went to the BC Utilities Commission to obtain a copy of the



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A test that, so far, we have collectively failed. The crisis in Syria is complicated - the warring factions are divided by religion, ethnics and ideologies. One of the few ways to influence the situation would be to stop militarily support to Assad. A multinational trade embargo with the countries that support the Assad regime should be called for. Russia remains the Assad regimes staunchest ally, playing a pivotal role in that it supports the Syrian government in its war with the Syrian opposition. As we continue “ business as usual “ with Russia ( including the Olympics in Sochi ), it is done against a backdrop of catastrophic human suffering in Syria. We must do better than this.


calculation. After careful scrutiny, I discovered that the reimbursement was only based on a refund of $9.20 per GJ whereas our contract had stated a price of $10.99 per GJ. Once again, I contacted Access Gas and they admitted the error. Another calculation was done and in the end we were reimbursed a total of $1,517.58 for the five year period.


I noticed that you had printed my consumer alert (Customer, as always, beware – pA15) in last week’s paper and I felt it was necessary to provide an update to you and the public at large. After receiving an email from Access Gas on January 10, stating that they were not going to deal with the forgery matter or reimburse us for five years of excess natural gas charges – I threatened to hire a forensic signature analyst to prove the contract was forged, by the marketing agent - and of course, I threatened to take them to court, as the contract was not legal.

Following a request by Access Gas for further review, Active Energy notes that the signature section on the Notice of Appointment does resemble the agent’s writing. As such, and in an effort to resolve your complaint quickly and amicably, Active Energy has decided to offer your organization a full refund for the difference in the rates from the time the contract took effect through the contract’s end date. For certainty, the refund will be issued by Access Gas.”

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Frigid flow What looks like a mighty cool rinse, is the mighty Columbia River running beneath the Kinnaird Bridge on Feb. 5. Fog hugged the water as a result of comparitively cold temperature of about -12 under brilliant sunny skies. Jim Sinclair

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Monday 10 a.m.–darts, 1 p.m. whist Tuesday 9:30 a.m.–floor curling/carpet bowling, 1 p.m. crafts, 7 p.m. pool. Wednesday 9:30 floor curling 10 a.m. (Feb. 19) Raspberry Hi-Coffee. Bingo on the 5th only - 2 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. (Feb 20) Zone 6 meeting), 9:30 a.m. floor curling, 1 p.m. bingo (not on 6th) Friday 10 a.m. Qi Gong, 1 p.m. bridge/ crib. Feb 14 Valentine’s dinner and dance Open weekdays 9-4 for coffee. Ongoing garage sale, microwave raffle Until Valentine’s, Feb.14: The

Hospital Gift Shop in the Health Centre is having a 40 per cent off SALE - EVERYTHING!!! Until end of February

The West Kootenay Camera Club presents its First Annual Travelling Exhibition – Now showing at the Trail Coffee and Tea Co., 1639 Cedar Ave., Trail. Other venues to follow. Check FEBruary 1-15: The Treasure

Shop is has in-store specials. Get in on extreme savings during this time. Reminder: the silent auction closes Saturday, Feb. 8. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Valentine’s Day is almost here so take a look for your loved ones! Visit our website for current affairs. FEBruary 10 (MON): West Koot.

Family Historians Soc. has its 2nd annual free Family Day Genealogy Exhibition, 1-4 p.m. at the Community Forum next to Columbia Basin Trust bldg. Castlegar. Info: 250 365-9860 or 250 367-0076 or”

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Castlegar News This page is for community, charity or fundraising events that are free or (nearly so) at the discretion of the editor. Dated events take priority. If you have previously posted an event and want it to run again, provide an upto-date version with contact details to, drop off at our office at Unit 2 - 1810 8th Ave in Castlegar or give us a call at 250-365-6397. Thank you.

FEBruary 12: (Wed) Friends of

Castlegar Library AGM, 1 p.m. at Castlegar Library, lower level. Refreshments, Memberships available. Join us, become a Friend of our Library. Info: 250365-2155.

February 15 (SAT): Alzheimer Society, day workshop for family members or others caring for a person with dementia. 9-3 p.m. Castlegar Mental Health, 707 10th St., side entrance. $15, lunch included, sign-up necessary-call 250-365-6769. FEBruary 15 (Sat): The Fourth

Annual Move-A-Thon. Skate or walk to raise funds for the Castlegar & Dist. Community Services and the charity of your choice. From 10-noon at the Complex. Pledge forms available at the complex or call Joanne at 250-365-3884.

FEBruary 17 (mon): Pass Creek Fall Fair AGM – 7 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Centre. Looking for organizations to handle paid parking at Pass Creek Fall Fair for payment. Everyone welcome, for more information

Travel Series Part Two – 7-9 p.m. HostsFriends of the Castlegar Library. Presenter Jim Ford, Topic – Travels in Southeast Asia. Travel Talk and Pictorial of Jim’s recent visit to Southern India.Refreshments Served. Info: 250-365-6611




Until Feb. 20:

Please drop off bottles & cans at Blueberry School. Funds to go towards playground, new stove/ fridge in our new kitchen. FEBruary 21: Free Workshop. A

day of learning, discussion and action planning about strategic planning, building collaboration and networking amongst organizations and understanding how to work together to address common issues and challenges. Hosted by the Castlegar Social Planning Society; Sandman Hotel, Welcome 9:30 a.m.; Wrkshp 10–4 p.m. lunch. pro-


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vided. Register: e-mail info@; phone 250-365-2104. February 25: Robson Rec. Society AGM - 7 p.m. at Robson Hall, 3067 Waldie. We ask residents of Robson/area to help us determine the future of the hall and it’s place in the community.

Ongoing Castlegar Garden Club:

meets the 3rd Wed. ea. month, 7–9 p.m. at Community Complex. Break loose from your traditional bounds-open your spirit to the wider world of gardening. Hear a dazzling array of speakers. New members welcome. Information: Wendy Eggleton 250-365-0150 or vendors needed: 5th Annu-

al Garden & Nature Fest, Sat. May 17/14 (10-3 p.m.)Open air festival of Plants & Gardens, Art, Farming & More! Hosted by Castlegar Communities in Bloom & Castlegar Garden Club. Castlegar Com. Complex 2101-6th Ave, Contact: 250399-4439; e-mail: Web: www. The “Bridge,” – Do you have

questions? Join us for music, discussion, refreshments; 1st Tues. ea. month, 7 p.m, Kinnaird Church of God, 2404 Columbia Ave, Castlegar.” Call Donna at 250-304-2929.

back to school with baby Program free for parents to upgrade

Math, English and/or study skills with an instructor from Selkirk College. Kootenay Family Place , Mon. & Wed. from 1 - 3 p.m. Childcare and snacks provided. More info call Alana at 304-6862.

Robson Flea Market: back in action from 9-2 p.m. every Sunday. Offering a great homestyle breakfast till food runs out (about noon), fresh baked goods, yarn, jewelry, collectibles, crafts, jams, fresh eggs, lots more. To rent a table or get on waiting list please phone Kathy

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(250) 365-3796. Still looking for charities that may be interested in hosting a breakfast for their charity. More info? Call Kathy. St. David’s and the united church thrift shop: New Hrs:

Tue.-Thur. 10-4 p.m, Friday & Saturday 10-1 p.m. The shop is under Motor Vehicle Licensing Office, 605 Columbia Ave. clothing, shoes, hsehold items, bedding, linen, books, ornaments etc. at reasonable prices. We welcome clean donated items in good condition. Sorry we cannot accept furniture, TVs, exercise equipment or any large items due to lack of space.

free hot meal at the sharing dinner pot at Cadet Hall, 8th

Ave, Castlegar (2 blocks from library) Tues. at noon.

All About Breastfeeding infor-

mative support group for breastfeeding moms. Neighbourhood House in Castlgr, Tues. 10:30noon More info: 250-365-3662, tops group meets every wednesday 8:30-10am Kin-

naird Hall, 2320 Columbia Ave. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy, lose weight. Monthly fee $10. More info call 365-7956. Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena Sun. at 10 a.m.

Mike, 250-399-4417; Tues. at 7 p.m. (Dennis 250-365-2738); Wed. at 7 p.m., (Fay at 250-6870484. Thurs. at 8 p.m. (Jim at 250-365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m (Len at 365-7805).

al-anon meets every Monday night for people whose lives

have been affected by someone’s drinking. Mondays 8-9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) More info: Donna 250-3653168 or Eileen 250-365-3674.

Local Toastmasters club Sentinel Speakers, 7-9 p.m. at Fireside Inn, 1st & 3rd Weds. of month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence, have fun! Guests welcome. More info call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336. TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS

New Life Assem. Church, 602 7th Street. Doors open at 4 p.m, dinner until 5:30 p.m. Entrance to dining area at back of Church. More info: Carol at 365-5734.

free pool - Everyone welcome

Every Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Bring friends and have an afternoon of fun.

youth program at Blueberry Creek Community School. Fun, safe night for a movie, games/sports/hanging out. Grades K - 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and grades 6 up, 8 - 10 p.m. See B.C.C.S. facebook page for more info or phone 250-365-7201. friday

USCC Cultural Interpretive Society meets Monday and

Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

Advocate in Castlegar on Thursdays Questions about wel-

fare, disability benefits, tenancy or family law? The Advocacy Centre is in Castlegar Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Services, 1007 2nd Street. Call 250-608-0589 or 1-877352-5777.

Mom’s Support Group All moms

welcome to this loosely structured group supporting challenges of being a mom. No referral required. More info: Sandi McCreight 250-365-2104 ext. 34


tlegar Community Services Call 250-608-2254.

Scrabble Club 2nd Wed. of the

month, Castlegar Public Library. 6:30 – 8 p.m. All levels welcome! For info call Alana at 304-6862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

New to Canada? Settlement ser-

vices provides eligible newcomers with information about community services or preparing for citizenship. Call 250-687-4714 or email welcometocastlegar@

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The City of Castlegar 2014 Utility Invoices have now been mailed. The residents of Castleview Care he sidents residents of Castleview of Castleview Care Care Centre Centre would would like to like say to say Please contact City Hall at 250-365-7227 if you have not received your Utility Invoice. would like to sayfor thank yougenerous hank youCentre to you the tofollowing the following businesses businesses their for their generous Utility fees are levied to maintain and upgrade Water and Sewer systems as well as to provide garbage collection and disposto the following businesses for their donations! donations! al services to the community. generous donations!

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Hired Equipment Registration West Kootenay District

Atamanenko event to shed light on cross border tax issues

The West Kootenay District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is now completing Hired Equipment lists for the upcoming fiscal year.

All individuals or companies who are currently registered through the ministry’s offices in Nelson or Grand Forks will be mailed invitations by the end of January to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year.

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Southern Interior, is sponsorX 7.14” ing a 4.31” public tax information 3 columns x 100 linesconsession for Canadians sidered to be “U.S. persons.” Greenwood Boundary and A panel of immigration Creek Times cross-border tax experts will Mountaineer address issues related to U.S. tax and the Foreign Account Arrow Lakes News Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Individuals or companies who were not registered in 2013, but who wish to have their equipment listed, are invited to visit or phone the Nelson or Grand Forks office to obtain the appropriate registration forms. You will be required to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance with minimum $2 million third party liability and a WorkSafe BC clearance letter prior to starting work on any ministry projects. Dump trucks must provide a current weigh slip, front tire size, and manufacturer’s front axle rating. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year and must be owned or leased-to-own in order to be eligible for D registration. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. EARLY BIR!

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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 and anger.

“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,” stated Rankin. The session is free, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Fireside Conference Centre, 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar.

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Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Home Warranty Insurance

Consumer Protection for Homebuyers Buying or building your own home? Find out about your rights, obligations and information that can help you make a more informed purchasing decision. Visit the B.C. government’s Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website for free consumer information.



• New Homes Registry – find out if any home registered with the HPO: • can be legally offered for sale • has a policy of home warranty insurance • is built by a Licensed Residential Builder or an owner builder • Registry of Licensed Residential Builders

• Residential Construction Performance Guide – know when to file a home warranty insurance claim • Buying a Home in British Columbia Guide • Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia • Maintenance Matters bulletins and videos • Subscribe to consumer protection publications

Buyers of new homes in B.C. are protected by Canada’s strongest construction defect insurance. Those who learn as much as they can about their home warranty insurance will get the most out of their coverage. 1. Make note of each coverage expiry date. The home warranty insurance provided on new single-family and multi-family homes built for sale in B.C. protects against different defects for specific periods of time, including 2 years on labour and materials (some limits apply), 5 years on the building envelope (including water penetration) and 10 years on the structure. Review your policy for details. 2. Know what’s covered and what isn’t. Make sure you understand the extent and limitations of your coverage by

reading through your insurance documents. You can also search the HPO’s free online Residential Construction Performance Guide. 3. Make a claim. If you need to make a claim for defects not otherwise taken care of by your builder, be sure to send details in writing to your warranty provider prior to the expiry of coverage. 4. Maintain your home. Maintain your home to protect your coverage, and if you receive a maintenance manual for your home, read it and follow it. 5. Learn more. Check out the Homeowner Protection Office’s Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia, a free download from

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Broadband in the Basin, Part III

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Broadband initiatives are being undertaken in a variety of places around the world. It is a tool and a set of services that are viewed as being important to a nation’s economic viability and sustainability. It is a way that people can have equity of access and equity of opportunity to information and resources within their society In B.C. there is a clear distinction between the telecommunication speeds and services available to rural and urban communities. Those who live in urban areas have access to a more affordable high speed and services than do their rural cousins. Some parts of the Kootenays are still on dial-up access to the Internet by phone to low level and sometimes inconsistent services. This is not the fault of telecommunications companies. They demand a profit model commensurate with their investment. There are not enough people in the Kootenays to generate or warrant that type of investment in high speed /high capacity technologies at affordable pricing. Hence the rise of community driven Open Access Fibre Networks. What will broadband mean to me? In the case of the Columbia Basin Broadband Network the speeds will be 100 MGps within communities and I Gbps between communities. And these services will be symmetrical which means that a person on this network can download and upload information or access to services or programs at the same speed. That is a service the telecommunication companies cannot currently offer to residents or busi-

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Community Forum, 445 – 13th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on, Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to consider the following: ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1188 (101 – 18th Street) Applicant:


Affected Lands:

Lots 23 – 26 District Lot 4598 Kootenay District Plan 4267


To change the zoning designation of Lots 23 - 25 District Lot 4598 Kootenay District Plan 4267 from P-1 (Public and Institutional) To R-1 (Single Residential); and To change the zoning designation of Lot 26 District Lot 4598 Kootenay District Plan 4267 from P-1 (Public and Institutional) to To R-2 (Single and Duplex Residential).

Members of the Castlegar Broadband Committee: Back row, from left - Dan Sahlstrom (WSA Engineering), Aimee Ambrosone (Committee Liaison-CBT), Willow Enewold (Pinnacle PAC) and Christy Anderson (Syringa Consulting), Sitting -Ev Surgenor( Chairman). Submitted

nesses in this area. Broadband is more than accessing e-mail and web-browsing. It is about providing communities with a capacity and an opportunity to improve upon services and resources that have been downsized or eliminated due to changes in the economy and the downsizing or elimination of government programs and services in the areas like education and health. Many people in the Kootenays believe they live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. There is a variety of lifestyle options catering to many individual interests and passions including fishing, hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, golf, photography etc. Quality broadband services, like the ones being developed for this region, would enable people to move here for the lifestyle and be able to telework globally from home. But the benefits of this network are more

than just financial. Other benefits include the opportunity to expand educational access to programs as well as training. When programs can’t be offered in the secondary level because of low enrolments, for example, it may be possible to have students connect to other schools or the college and be an online participant in the program via high quality and dependable teleconferencing services. With high quality video and voice it may be possible for a speech pathologist to offer services online to more than just one district in the Kootenays instead of spending a lot of time traveling. Where one district might not be able to afford a speech pathologist, two or more could, and have many of those services delivered via broadband. These networks can enhance the delivery of and access to government services from home and reduce the amount

of travel people must presently endure. Travel is an accepted part of the lifestyle in the Kootenays but the need for such travel could be reduced through the utilization of broadband services. And it is highly likely broadband connections will become in the future the method by which people vote in their elections as governments improve access through the employment of E Government concepts. Broadband access can also provide municipal governments and local institutions with online services that will allow boards and councils to better engage taxpayers and citizens in the democratic process through the use of online surveys and feedback mechanisms on key issues. Although the present focus in Castlegar is toward connecting business to broadband, there may come a time when this service will become available on a residential basis as well.


Once amended, the applicant will be able to proceed with residential construction.

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1181 (Temporary Signs) Applicant:


Affected lands:

City of Castlegar Highway Right-of-Way


to amend Sentence 8.3.4(3) of Zoning Bylaw to read “No Sign except regulatory signs or temporary signs shall be attached to a power pole, telephone pole, street light pole or traffic control device.”


To allow the placement of volunteer group signage on utility poles within highway right of way.


All enquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department at City Hall. Phone: 365-8962 Fax: 365-5074 Email:

This Public Hearing is being held in order to afford all persons who believe that their interest in properties affected by these amendments an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in these amendments. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Thursday, February 6th, 2014 to Monday, February 17th, 2014, inclusive. Submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. Dated at Castlegar, B.C. this 6th day of February, 2014. Shannon Marshall Planning Technician II


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Most of us have good intentions when it comes to eating well, but knowing what a healthy choice is doesn’t always translate into making a healthy choice. This can be especially true in the workplace where many of us spend a lot of time, and where healthy options may be limited. For many of us, the struggle to eat healthy at work is not simply due to a lack of will power. Research shows that our “food environment” strongly influences the food choices that we make. Think about the choices available to you in your workplace: What is stocked in the vending machines down the hallway? Does the cafeteria sell healthy choices? Are the healthy choices more expensive? Are the muffins served at meetings jumbo-sized? Is there an endless supply of candy, cookies, cakes, and pastries on the lunch room table? We are more likely to eat foods that are easily accessible; even if we know those foods may not be the best choice. The food environment often overrides will power. When healthy choices are accessible, attractively displayed, comparatively priced and highly visible, it’s a lot easier to make

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a better food choice. Here are some simple things you can do to help create a healthier food environment in your workplace: In the coffee room: Bring in a box of oranges instead of a box of donuts. Treat your co-workers to a bowl of apples or seasonal fruit.

In the coffee room: Bring in a box of oranges instead of a box of donuts. Treat your co-workers to a bowl of apples or seasonal fruit. At potlucks: Encourage people to bring colourful vegetable and fruit choices or vegetarian dishes using beans or lentils. Position the healthier options at the front of the table. At meetings: Not all meetings require food. If a meeting is shorter than two hours or occurs during a non-meal time, ask yourself if providing food is really necessary. If pro-

viding food, remember that fruit and vegetable trays make great healthy snacks. Make these easily accessible by placing the trays in the center of meeting tables. If serving baked goods, provide smaller sized portions and cut muffins in half. Serve these items away from seated participants. For an all-day conference, fruit skewers and low-fat yogurt are tasty picks for the afternoon break. The Eat Smart Meet Smart resource can help you choose healthier food for meetings and events. See healthyeating/pdf/eat-smartmeet-smart.pdf . In vending machines: Ask your vending machine operator to stock healthier choices. Check the brand name food list for healthier options to stock in vending machines. See https://bnfl.healthlinkbc. ca/ . For more information about healthy workplaces:

Author Linda Boyd is a Community Nutritionist with Interior Health

From a traveller’s viewpoint On Wednesday, Feb. 19 Friends of the Castlegar Library will welcome Presenter Jim Ford who will share fascinating memories through photos from his recent travels in Southeast Asia. Refreshments Served. Info: 250365-6611. Submitted

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Community Local seniors’ advocate asks, ‘Who Cares?’ SUBMITTED

As adults, we are all vulnerable at some point in our lives. Vulnerability could be financial, social, health, housing, or mobility-related, etc. If you combine some of the above: the results can be catastrophic. An example would be an adult, physically isolated, with physical, mental and/ or emotional issues. Lack of a regular connection with either formal or informal supports means no one is checking on them, no one is going to see or help with the little things, most likely no one will intervene (or at least do so adequately) until a crisis arises. Isolation is a vacuum, a black hole. In “Mans Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl, he speaks about Edith Weisskopf-Joelson discussing “certain unhealthy trends in the present day culture” that make people feel “not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy.” A little preventative measure goes a long way – towards costs to client, and the healthcare system. An increase in the professional resources (or more access to them) supporting clients with medical issues in their homes, is an essential and often missing piece. More professional and informal community based supports are also needed to fill the gaps. Current programs and challenges. (Castlegar & District Community Services) PROGRAM #1: SOS – Seniors Outreach & Support Program works with seniors (self-identified) at determining their needs,

and gaps in their support systems. Working in the community with medical services personnel, community based supports and informal support groups to identify risks and requirements and work towards fulfillment of the client needs. SOS also helps with basic advocacy issues such as housing, debt, income, form completion, resource and referral information, and more. CHALLENGE: SOS offers outreach and support free of charge. The Pilot Project Jan. – June 2013 was funded by CBT. Since then, SOS has been running month-to-month as we seek funding to support the programs continuation.

determinant of health. It helps seniors to remain independent and healthy by building self-esteem and coping skills, improving knowledge about available health and community resources, and encouraging healthy behaviours. Research shows that social connectedness slows cognitive decline, and the progression of both mental and physical disabilities.”

PROGRAM #2: Castlegar Better At Home Program provides non-medical supports to seniors in their homes, to keep them there longer. By providing services such as housekeeping, **non-medical transportation, light home repairs, yard work/snow removal and the Friendly Visitor program, we are able to promote independence and decrease risks to seniors. Better At Home services are based on a sliding scale fee schedule according to income. Seniors pay between $0 and $25 per hour for services. The Friendly Visitor aspect connects seniors with community members to have social gatherings. The importance of connectedness to seniors was made clear in Marcy Cohen’s recommendations in “Caring for BCs Aging Population” report of July 2012. “Treat social supports as an integral aspect of care: Social support is a

CHALLENGE: Castlegar Better At Home Program provides services on a sliding scale fee schedule, according to income. It receives funding from United Way Lower Mainland to run the program. The challenge here is the cost vs. amounts paid by clients. The contractor providing services is paid $20 per hour regardless of the senior’s rate. Almost all clients pay less than half the cost of the services they are receiving. This leaves half the cost (subsidies) to be covered by the program. Funds need to be raised to cover the difference.

Medical transportation is provided through the West Kootenay Volunteer Driver Program, funded by the Interior Health Authority. This program also receives funds annually from BC Gaming to provide subsidies to clients that aren’t able to afford full cost on their own.

PROGRAM #3: Project “GWEN”: Giving What Elders Need. This project started Christmas 2013. Through community donations of cash and (requested) items, Project GWEN was able to provide gift bags to 30 seniors in our area. These often isolated and at risk seniors re-

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ceived items such as snacks, scarves & mitts, books, etc., and emergency flashlight/ nightlights for use in a power outage. Throughout the year, we hope to continue to collect donations for Project GWEN. Cash donations will be used to purchase items for seniors in high need.

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CHALLENGE: no current funding Your Assistance Please – how can you get involved? 1. Become a Friendly Visitor. Friendly Visitors are individuals (any adults) that will be connected with a senior to check in with them on a regular basis. These visitors will become a connection to the community and therefore to its resources. Friendly Visitors are reimbursed mileage expenses. 2. Support seniors, donate to the programs. Your supports will directly benefit seniors. Whether it goes to SOS for advocacy, Better At Home to help a senior with subsidy, (gift vouchers available), or project GWEN, for ongoing urgent needs of local seniors. Growing older is a sure thing. Becoming vulnerable at some point is also something we will most likely all experience. How we are prepared, personally and as a community will determine how much risk we will be challenged with, and more importantly, how the risks will be dealt with. Planning and preventative measures, it seems to me, are much more practical and cost effective, not to mention much more person centred.


CASTLEGAR NEWS School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) Notice to Parents:

School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for the 2014-2015 school year will be held during the week of February 17-21, 2014 Parents of children who turn 5 years old between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, should register their children in their catchment area school for Kindergarten September 2014 during the week of February 17 to 21, 2014, during regular school hours. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and care card with them when registering. Kindergarten is a full day, every day program. A parent may defer the enrolment of his or her child until September 1, 2015. Parents are welcome to consult with district staff if they are considering deferring registration for one year. Please contact Bill Ford, Assistant Superintendent Instruction, at 250-368-2230, at the School Board Office to discuss this option if it applies to you. Should you require additional information, please contact the Principal of your catchment area school. Should you wish to enroll your child in a non-catchment area school, please register with your catchment area school and complete a Student Transfer Request form which is available at all schools. Russian Kindergarten Registration Parents wishing to enroll their child in Kindergarten in the Russian Bilingual Language Program are asked to register their child at the Castlegar Primary campus of Twin Rivers Elementary School. For more information on the Russian Bilingual Language Program, please contact Kere MacGregor, Vice-Principal of Twin Rivers Elementary School (Castlegar Primary campus), at 250-365-5744.

-Sandi McCreight Seniors Advocate

Skills Workshop                 February  11 Film: MoreInstrucEonal   Than Honey February 2 Prenatal:  BreasReeding                   February  12 French Level 1 February 4 NutriEon  for  the  Whole  Family                 February  12 Spanish Level 1 February 4 CPR  C  Recert               February  12 Digital Camera Part 1:   How to   Use it   February 5 Group  Exercise  PracEcum               February  15 Occupational First Aid Level 3   February 6 Advanced  Group  Exercise                 February  16 Group Exercise Instructor February 9 MicrosoV  Word:  Core  CerEficaEon               February  17 Digital Camera Part 2: The Creative and Design Side February 11 Bookkeeping  for  a  Small  Business               February  17 Instructional Skills Workshop February 11 Lower  Your  Blood  Pressure,  Cut  the  Salt  –  Eat  the  DASH  Way       February  18 Prenatal: Breastfeeding February 12 Ukulele  for  Beginners  Module  1:  Get  Started!           February  19 Nutrition for the Whole Family February 12 Photoshop  Elements                   February  19 CPR C Recert February 12 Sign  Language:  An  IntroducEon               February  20 Group Exercise Practicum February 15 irst  Aid  Level  1                 February  22 AdvancedOccupaEonal   Group FExercise February 16 OccupaEonal  First  Aid  Level  3  Recert               February  24 Microsoft Word: Core Certification February 17 NaEve  Bees:  What’s  the  Buzz?               February  25 Bookkeeping for a Small Business   February 17 Becoming  an  Executor                   27 Lower Your Blood Pressure, Cut the Salt – Eat the DASH WayFebruary   February 18 Ukulele for Beginners Module 1: Get Started! February 19 Photoshop Elements February 19 Sign Language: An Introduction February 20 Occupational First Aid Level 1 February 22 Occupational First Aid Level 3 Recert February 24 Native Bees: What’s the Buzz? February 25 BecomingToan Executor February 27 register, please call 250.365.1208

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The Representative is now able to provide advocacy for young adults (up to age 24) who have developmental disabilities and are eligible for CLBC services. If we can assist you or someone you care for, contact the Rep:


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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Castlegar News

Welcome to the driver’s seat

Honda knows how to make a good, solid car—and for 2014—things just got a little more interesting. Zack Spencer

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From rather ordinary to rather extraordinary Tampa, Florida – Being the best at something is an achievement, and doing it repeatedly is impressive. The Honda Civic’s 16-year streak as the best selling passenger car in Canada is nothing short of astounding. For the introduction the 2014 Civic, Honda chose usually sunny and hot Tampa, to introduce their latest update. It was sunny but anything from hot, with overnight temperatures near freezing. Honda has been improving the Civic continuously since the 7th generation model was introduced as a 2012 model. Last year, for 2013, they updated the styling, handling and interior of the 2013 model and now for 2014 they are at it again. Looks The styling focus for 2014 is on the coupe. Roughly 15 per cent of all Civics are sold as a coupe, the most dominant player in the small coupe market. Last year, this sedan received updates to the front and rear styling to help make it look more upscale and sophisticated, and this year the coupe gets a similar update to the front and back, but the changes are meant to provide a sportier look with a bit more aggression. The most aggressive version of both

addition, the front seats are very supportive and the steering wheel is low and small for a racy feel. What is new for both the sedan and this coupe is the introduction of Display Audio system that is available From fuel on the EX and Touring economy to reliability, models. This is a large iPad-like touch-screen resale value, cost design that lets the driver of ownership and access many functions Inside sportiness the 2014 from the radio to apps One of the reasons that Honda Civic is a good that piggyback off your the Civic is the best iPhone. (No Android apps selling car in Canada is choice yet but they are working the practical, yet sporty Zack Spencer on this.) This taps into the interior in both the sedan power of your phone, in and coupe. Many people, the big screen, with full including me, didn’t integration. I liked the speed and funcinitially like the split dash with the tion of the design but really missed a speedometer on the top and the tarotary dial to adjust the volume over a chometer on the bottom, but over time touch screen volume design. Yes, there this design has proven to be a winner. is a volume control on the steering I was wrong. The split design now wheel but one next to the radio would incorporates more information to see complete the package. without having to take your eyes off the road. The trip computer and other Drive functions like radio station information Honda has made one small change are just below the front window. In and one big change to help with fuel the sedan and coupe is the SI model that gets an even more forceful grille and front bumper design plus a rear spoiler and lower air diffuser. Wheel sizes have also changed with the regular coupe receiving 16-inch wheels, up from 15-inches, and the SI now bumps the size from 17-inches to 18-inches.



economy. The small one is the exhaust system has been adjusted in both the sedan and coupe to let the engine breath better, improving horsepower slightly from 140hp to 143hp. The big change is the introduction of an inhouse continuously variable transmission (CVT), replacing the old 5-speed automatic. This actually makes this little car more drivable and might be the best CVT on the market. The car snaps away from a stop and cruises with ease on the highway, with quick changes

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in the gear ratio that helps mimic a conventional automatic design. In addition, there is a sport mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel to help liven things up. Honda has done a first rate job here and their efforts have been rewarded with a six per cent improvement in city fuel economy and an overall drop from 6.2L/100km combined to 6.0L, something very hard to do with such a small car. The driving dynamics of the Civic has always been very good due to a fully independent suspension and willing engine. The 143hp is a nice match for this car and the CVT is a great complement. The 5-speed manual is a blast to drive but it could use a 6th gear on the highway, as the high-revving engine can get noisy. The steering is crisp and the car overall instills a high level of confidence. Verdict Honda admits that their Civic might not be the top choice in every reason to buy a compact car but they are near the top in all categories. From fuel economy to reliability, resale value, cost of ownership and sportiness this car is a good choice. The many improvements made to the car over the past three-model-years, has taken the Civic from rather ordinary to rather extraordinary. They know how to make a good, solid, reliable car and for 2014 things just a little bit more interesting. The Lowdown Power: 1.8L 4-cylinder with 143hp or 2.4L with 205hp Fill-up: 6.7L/5.0L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $15,690-$26,655

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Lighting your way down the road By Ian Harwood

Light emitting diode (LED) lights are slowly taking over the automotive industry. These lights are made from extremely small semiconductor diodes that are capable of creating bright light. They work very similarly to standard lights but instead of a filament, an LED creates light using nothing but the movement of electricity along the path of its semiconductor. As the electrons stream across the semiconductor, they

create electromagnetic radiation. Some forms of this electromagnetic radiation can take the form of light. LED lights are becoming increasing popular these days on trucks. Gone are the days of putting the highest wattage sealed beam lamps you could find, often referred to as airplane landing lights, on your bumper or roll-bar to light up the night sky to enjoy some extended off-road driving hours. LED lights not only give you incredible light but they draw so

little amperage. This is a real advantage over adding a second alternator or constantly having to jump-start your dead battery. Off-road LED lights come in many different shapes and sizes. This helps with the many different sizes of grille openings or bumper light locations. Rigid industries are a pioneer in this new off-road light technology. They offer many different kinds of lights. The dually light is a small 3” x 3” cube that has 1300 lumens of light that has the same output as a 50w light

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Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Comparison based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ^Based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your dealer for additional details. +Whichever comes first. See dealer/manufacturer for details. Based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and last available information at the time of posting. ~ Includes 6 months trial of Directions & Connections with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas; availability impacted by some geographical/ cellular limitations), advisor assisted-routing available; Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. † Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¥¥ For retail customers only. $3,500/$4,000 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash, finance or lease purchases of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 2LT Z71/2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4X4 1WT. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or for details. Offers end February 28, 2014. ** True North Edition Package (PDU) includes credit valued at $2,265 MSRP. Offer only valued from January 3, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (the “Program Period”). †† $1,000 manufacturer to dealer lease cash available on 2014 Silverado Double Cab. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. Offer ends February 28, 2014. ‡ Offer only valid from January 3, 2014 – February 28, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase,finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Silverado Heavy Duty, Sierra Light Duty, Sierra Heavy Duty, or 2013 Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ¥ 2.5% lease APR available for 48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab 4X4 1WT, O.A.C by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. License, insurance, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, applicable taxes, registration fees and other applicable fees not included. 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end for four (two adults and two children under 18) at Big White Ski Resort, with lift passes and two nights accommodation in a slopeside hotel room. For more information, visit your local Black Press paper’s website and click on the contests link. Big White is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, Balkwill says, and notes that the resort itself is family-owned and operated. “This is a great place to learn to ski,” she says.


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Thoughtful travel – go green SUBMITTED

Last year I wrote about how tourists could travel abroad with mindfulness about the country or people they were visiting. Always bearing in mind that our faith calls us to live with respect for creation, our world, we are called to walk lightly upon our earth wherever we travel at home or abroad. Many have named climate change as the spiritual and planetary issue of this century. Our way of life here in Canada and the U.S., that of consumerism, industrialization and resulting huge gas emissions has a great impact on the impoverished and vulnerable people of the south. Most scientists estimate that we have less than 5 to 10 years to seriously change our ways before serious calamities will escalate. The technology is there but the will of the people is not. In other words what is lacking is the human will to change. This is why it is a fundamentally spiritual concern and we need to feel inspired and hopeful that we can contribute to making the world a better place. So what can you do? Try thinking mindfully of how the actions in your daily living affect the environment whether you are travelling at home or abroad. Living green

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going for wooden toys rather than plastic and cloth diapers are in. Re-use, restore, reduce in whatever way you can to cut down on waste disposal. Think about how much gas is used when driving; an even, moderate speed uses less fuel and produces less emissions. Can trips be minimized? Is walking or biking an option? What other ways can we reduce energy use? Travelling abroad we can still try to reduce our footprint while at the same time think of what life is like for the people there. Researching before you go helps. What can you bring them? Material goods like pens, paper products and thread will be well received but kindness and respect will be appreciated just as well. Each Canadian consumes over five times as much as what is truly sustainable. In order to protect current and future generations, our grandchildren, we need to work as individuals and communities to reduce our ecological footprint. So whether we are travelling about Castlegar or abroad, our cumulative thoughtfulness and care can make a difference to make the world a better place. Bible verse to uphold: Micah 6:8: “Seek justice, show kindness. and walk humbly with our God.”

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Kraft Hockeyville happenings Feb. 1

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Renowned ceramic artist to visit Castlegar Submitted

The Kootenay Gallery will open its new season with an exhibit of work by the internationally renowned ceramic artist Les Manning. The pieces found in Common/Opposites are a bold departure from his past collections which, while sculptural in spirit, were typically traditional, utilitarian vessels: pots, plates and bowls. The 19 sculptures making up this exhibition have been described as playful, using contrasting forms, textures and colours to reflect Manning’s personal experiences and knowledge of Canada’s landscape. Manning’s knowledge of his medium is obvious. He uses the qualities of ceramics to “describe” this landscape combining the rough, dark stoneware with smooth porcelain using intense glazes of

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pink, yellow, blue, green and orange. The result is an unexpected, yet delightful surprise. Les Manning’s artistic career spans over 40 years, from studio potter to senior arts administrator. He is one of the founders of the Alberta Craft Council; he ran the prestigious Banff Centre ceramics program and was an active member of the International Academy of Ceramics. His work has been shown around the world and is held in private, corporate and public collections, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Les Manning received the Order of Canada in 2012. The exhibition Common/ Opposites was curated by Joanne Marion and its tour organized by the Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Also showing in the adjoining gallery space is the

work of two West Kootenay ceramic artists, Robin Dupont and Pamela Nagely Stevenson. The title of their exhibition, Trial by Fire, reflects the specific technique used by these artists, ancient in its origins yet complex in its process. While time consuming and labour intensive, those who choose this method do so for the effects achieved. Years of commitment and dedication to perfecting their craft are reflected in the rich colours and textures found in their work. This exhibition is curated by Helen Sebelius. The opening reception to be held on Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. will include a dialogue between the artists and the curator in which they will discuss their choice of technique and how it informs their work. For more information visit

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Les Manning brings 40 years of experience to Castlegar’s Kootenay Gallery. Opening night is set for Friday, February 14. Submitted

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Sports Kannibelles hungry for ‘lanche mob SUBMITTED

Kootenay Kannibelles square off against the Avalanche City Roller Girls this Saturday at the Selkirk College gym. Doors will open at 4:40 p.m., action to be whistled in at 5. The West Kootenay Roller Derby league had a thrilling 2013 home season. The Kootenay Kannibelles, the WKRD travel team, had a few adventures as well. There was the first ever Roller Derby Canadian National Tournament in Edmonton, AB. There were hundreds of kilometers traveled and handfuls of teams played all over Western Canada and the US. There was Spokarnage, the tournament where the Kannibelles proved themselves the hungriest carnivores of all, beating out some high level USA teams to win first prize. No big deal. So when you see that the Kannibelles are going to open up the WKRD home season for 2014, it’s a game you won’t want to miss - you may even want to go online and scoop up advance tickets as soon as you’ve read this sentence. Thanks to the support of Selkirk College, the WKRD is able to start our 2014 season a full two months early. This means that the first game this year, while usually in April, is going to be in February instead. February 8, 2014 at 5

PM, to be exact. The Kannibelles will be hosting Avalanche City Roller Girls from Fernie, BC. ACRG has been working hard for the last couple of seasons, determined to carve out their place in the derby world. The ‘Belles played ACRG in Sparwood last August and it was a nail-biter from the beginning. The final score was 208140 in favor of the Belles, and if you know derby you know that is a deceptively small win margin. The Kannibelles may have started earlier and pulled ahead in derby in Western Canada, but Avalanche City won’t hesitate to nip at their heels as they climb the ranks themselves, and our Belles will have to fight as hard as they ever have before! The Belles have experienced some big changes since 2013. Perhaps most notably, Coach Phil Yer Pants stepped down after three years of feasting with the Belles to pursue other non-derby goals; as we are sometimes reminded, even our most dedicated league-mates have “other lives”. The mentor leaves behind

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big skates (and trousers?) to fill after his time leading the team. Stepping into these with bravado are Kai Bosh (a WKRD referee, coach of the Nelson Killjoys, and skilled derby brain with feet to match), and Bobbi Barbarich (aka Beretta Lynch, a long-standing force in Canadian roller derby in her own right and a skater and coach known across the globe for her speed, strength, and smarts). Together they will take on the task of corralling these unruly carnivores and directing them to their next meal, and the Avalanche City Roller Girls, though a skilled and charming group of athletes, are certainly looking delicious. Come see the carnage for yourself and get a taste of the great roller derby that will be coming to the Kootenays in the 2014 season! February 8, 5 p.m. at Selkirk College in Castlegar. Advance tickets are available online at for $10 in advance, or at the door for $15. Kids 12 and under $2 -Shove


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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Castlegar News

Rebels 2 Braves 3 in Feb 1 game Derek Kaye Castlegar News contributor

The Rebels took another loss as playoffs loom with only five remaining regular season games. The fight to maintain their third spot in the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay Conference is now even tighter with the Spokane Braves having won as many games as the Rebels, only one point behind in the standings and barking at their heels. Grand Forks trails in last spot and if they continue to do so the Rebels will be guaranteed of a playoff spot. However Grand Forks has played four fewer games than the Braves and the Rebels who have played 47 games each and are only six and seven ahead of the downtrodden Border Bruins, respectively. So anything can still happen, but only the top four spots in each division make it into the continuation of Canada’s winter sport into the warmth of spring. The game with Spokane started positively with the Rebels Derek Georgopoulos hitting the scoreboard first at 16:56 on the clock assisted by Diego Bartlett and Aaron Brewer. The Rebels appeared confident as they skated hard and pressured the Braves with constant forechecking in their zone. The Rebels scored again

Spokane goalie Jon Manlow celebrates as scuffle breaks out at game’s end. Derek Kaye

mid-way through the second period by Aaron Petten assisted by his regular linemate Kody Disher and newcomer rookie Evan Kite. By the end of the second period Spokane was scoreless and the Rebels were ahead by two. The Castlegar squad appeared to be tiring of the constant “A” game approach while Spokane was started to get a handle on things. The Spokane first year head coach Gary Redding would remark after the game, “Midway through the second the momentum shifted... some good smart plays, some good hard hits.” He told his team starting the third period to, “Stay out of the garbage, stay out of the coincidentals - we need everybody.” Redding put on record that, “That’s entertainment; shots were close, goalies on both

sides made great saves, both teams played well could have been either way.” Rebels Travis Wilkie and Derek Georgopoulos offered post game comments, including, “We got a few penalties at the end of the second and we killed them off but we didn’t recover. They got in our heads and we sunk down to their level.” With a few games left in the season they were adamant about winning the next games. “Every game counts, we’ve got to bounce back with Grand Forks coming up,” Wilkie said. Georgopoulos answered, “We’ve got to really start bearing down in the slot… we gotta start putting some goals in the net.” The Rebels play the Grand Forks Border Bruins twice next weekend; in Castlegar on Friday, February 7 and on Saturday in Grand Forks.

Vlanich commits to Selkirk Saints submitted

The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from forward Jamie Vlanich (Trail, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Vlanich is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound centre who will join Selkirk following five seasons spent in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as well as Junior A stops in B.C. and Saskatchewan. This season, as a member of the Cyclone Taylor Cup-host Nelson Leafs, Vlanich has scored 32 goals and added 58 assists in 41 games to lead all KIJHL scorers with 90 points. The 20-year old played a key role for the Castlegar Rebels during their 2012/13 KIJHL Championship campaign, picking up 51 points in 37 regular season games while

Vlanich, pictured during last year’s playoffs with Castlegar Rebels. Marvin Beatty

adding another 21 points in playoffs.Vlanich spent the 2011/12 season playing Junior A hockey with the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers, where he scored nine goals and 26 points in 44 games. He has also played with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters and Langley Rivermen. “Jamie is a dynamic offensive player who brings a high skill level and a competitive attitude to our program,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He’s proven himself as a top player in the KIJHL and

last season he was a big piece of a championship team with the Rebels. We graduate two key players down the middle at the end of this season in Scott Swiston and Matt Luongo, and I’m confident that Jamie can step in and play an important role for us immediately starting next season.” On Saturday night, Vlanich reached a career milestone by picking up his 200th KIJHL point in a Leafs win over Fernie. “I’m really looking forward to joining a much-improved program that’s now a consistent, winning team in the BCIHL,” said Vlanich. “I’ve been a part of many winning teams and I do whatever it takes to win. Hopefully I can add to the great job the players and coaching staff has been doing and help Selkirk win another championship while I am continuing my education and working towards a career.” -Saints Coach Jeff Dubois

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Sharp results The Castlegar Skating Club has had a busy season so far. Skaters have been practicing hard and some tested at a Low to High test day at the Nakusp Figure Skating Club last month. The club also recently attended the 2014 West Kootenay Invitational Competition hosted by the Rossland Figure Skating Club Jan 17-19. At the competition, skaters took tests on the High Test Day Friday Jan 17 and also had great skates competing in various events over the weekend. Some of the results are as follows: Tara Gleboff – Star 2, Silver; Hailey Gleboff – Star 2, Bronze; Annika Cheveldave – Star 4, Bronze and Elements, Silver; Zoey Crockart – Star 4, 5th and Elements, Gold; Allison Soukeroff- Star 2, Silver and Interpretive, 5th and Elements, 5th; Candice Soukeroff – Star 3, Silver and Interpretive, Bronze and Elements, Gold. Skaters above, pictured from left: Sarah Cousins, Allison Soukeroff, Candice Soukeroff, Annika Cheveldave, Megan Cousins, Zoey Crockart, Tara Gleboff, Hailey Gleboff. Submitted

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Castlegar brothers Tyler and Ian Hartleb will be heading to Mission to compete in the 2014 BC Winter Games. This will be Tyler’s third games. He competed in speed skating in the 2012 BC Winter Games, and athletics in the 2012 BC Summer Games. The upcoming Mission event will be Ian’s first games involvement and he is looking forward to the experience. Also from Castlegar is Zone 1 head coach Jason Hartleb. Jason will be assisted by Daryl Rasmussen. Daryl is a former national team member and, according the the elder Hartleb, “…a huge benefit to our local club in Nelson.” Also from Nelson rounding out the team is Spencer Pearson Atkins. This will be Spencer’s first games as well. Last week the Hartleb brothers and their dad were on their way to get tuned up for the games by taking part in a Kamloops meet, while the hockey playing girls, men-

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Special Community Events tioned below, were competing in Vancouver. It’s not a large group heading to Mission from the “Crossroads of the Kootenays” but it’s an eager one. Emilie teBulte of Castlegar and Kelsey Patterson of Robson will wear the regional colours in female hockey and

Pictured: top - Tyler Hartleb, above, Ian Hartleb - photos used with the permission of Harold Schock, of Schock Photography. At left – Kelsey Patterson, submitted.

Robyn Flynn of Castlegar will compete in curling. Best of luck to all, and have a tremendous adventure in the Fraser Valley.

• Lions Move A Thon Saturday Feb 15th • 10:00-12:00am Great fund raiser for your organization. Pledge sheets available.

• Ultimate Kickbox • Step n’Tone • PM Aqua Fit • Core & More • Public Skate Saturday February 8th • 2:00-4:00pm Sunday February 9 • 4:15-5:45pm • Family Day Monday February 10th Free Skating & Free Swimming 1:30-4:30pm Castlegar Community Complex Sponsored by: RDCK Area I and CDRD • Special Kraft Hockeyville “Smoke & Guns” Saturday Feb 8th Castlegar Fire Dept vs RCMP Road Hockey Game 1:00pm – Complex Parking Lot

Registration still taking place for a variety of Winter Recreation Programs. Check out our Winter Leisure Guide on line Brochures in the mail next week. Notice to all Community Groups and Organizations. If you would like your event mentioned in this event calendar please e-mail the information to Castlegar Recreation Department at or call 365-3386 ext 0.



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Edward Martin Sr. Edward Martin Sr. born June 7th, 1952. Peacefully passed away on January 12, 2014. A memorial service will take place on February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Castlegar Christian Fellowship Church, 1801 Connors Road, Castlegar, B.C. Edward is survived by his wife Lana, two daughters Rowenna and Edlianna, three sons, Ed Jr, Aukai and Shawn, two step children Alex and Sherissa And his mother-in-law Elsie Campbell. Edward’s resting place Hilo, Hawaii. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home

Evelyn Gingrich May 1st, 1965 January 24th, 2014

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In 1985 when Ev was 20 she met the love of her life and best friend Mark Gingrich. Ev and Mark fell in love and started their lives together shortly after they met. They decided to make their way to the Kootenay’s in 1988. Their zest for boating, fishing and the fresh air are some of the many reasons whey they settled here. During this time, Ev formed wonderful friendships with many people in the area. In 1995 Ev and Mark started a small greenhouse business on their 7 acres in Pass Creek. Because of hard work and a solid partnership, this small venture grew into the very successful Two Thumbs Up Greenhouse. The greenhouse was Ev’s baby, where she put tremendous energy into every single one of the thousands of plants that she started from seed. Perfection was always at the forefront of Ev’s mind and this was obvious to all of her patrons.

The family of the late Peter P. Elasoff would like to thank Dr. Ankenbauer, the staff at Talarico for their kindness and excellent care given to Peter during his stay there. Thank you to Fred Markortoff, Harry Zibin and those who attended and helped with the funeral. Thank you very much for your kind support during this difficult time.


At the age of 18 Ev moved to Edmonton where she worked diligently supporting herself in the service industry.


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Anyone who know Mark and Ev were able to gain a clear understanding of what true partnerships are all about; as a married couple, business partners and most importantly best friends. They spent their many years together building their dreams on their property as well as taking time to enjoy other pleasures of life such as socializing with friends, cruising the Arrow Lakes, traveling many parts of the world and simply being together. Ev is predeceased by her father John Gray. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband Mark Gingrich, mother Doreen Gray, sister Beverly Coakes (Arthur Coakes), brothers Jim Gray, Ron Gray (Linda), Glen Gray (Gaylene), 5 nephews and many dear friends. There will a celebration of life for Evelyn at the Castlegar Recreation Center on February 22nd at 1:00 pm.

Maya Elizabeth Maloff Rilkoff May 17, 1988 - January 28, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved Maya “Papaya”. Maya was born in Trail on May 17, 1988 to Katya Maloff and Sam Rilkoff. She grew up in Thrums, B.C. and attended schools in Castlegar and Selkirk College, where she completed her associate degree. Maya was accomplished in so many ways. She was in the Russian Bilingual program and in French Immersion. She was an honour roll student and played piano. She spent a wonderful year in Thailand on a Rotary youth exchange. She spoke Thai fluently and also learned to play some Thai musical instruments. Maya was a member of the Vision of Peace choir and also of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Maya was also a gifted athlete who demonstrated talent from an early age. She had many athletic pursuits including volleyball, basketball, x-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, soccer, rugby, dance, running, biking and hiking. Maya had a great passion for travel. She traveled all over Thailand, to Russia and Germany after graduation, Quebec, Florida, California and Hawaii. Maya also loved to dress up and from a young age would switch outfits several times a day, some of which she sewed herself. On graduation, she was deemed most eclectic dresser. Maya was a free spirit that did not fit into any kind of mould. She was bold, cheerful, determined and strongwilled. She was always keen to try new experiences. She was a good public speaker and keen learner. She was an independent and creative thinker. She had a big and generous heart. She was a loving person who radiated presence. Maya always loved children and got along well with them. Maya always said she wanted to be a mom. This dream was realized on January 7, 2014 when Maya became a mother to Charlene. For Maya, this was her greatest accomplishment and greatest joy. All she wanted to do from this point on was to spend time with Charlene. In her 20’s, Maya’s life took a different turn. Maya bore more challenges in her last 5 years than most of us will ever face in a lifetime. She dealt with those challenges by writing, singing and creating. She remained close to her family throughout. She loved to spend time with her Baba, Elizabeth Maloff, making pyrahi, helping with borsch, working in the garden, giving massages. She was very close to her cousins Tamara, Sasha, Robin and Alena and her aunt Vera and uncle Ceral. Maya is survived by her daughter Charlene, her mother Katya Maloff, her father Sam Rilkoff, step-father Poul Henriksen, grandmother Elizabeth Maloff, soul sisters Tamara and Lucy and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Maya was predeceased by her grandmother Ann Rilkoff and grandfathers Sam Rilkoff and Cecil Maloff. Funeral services took place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on February 5, 2014. The family would like to thank Peter Zaytsoff for officiating the funeral and the community for the outpouring of support. Donations in Maya’s memory can be made to a trust fund for her daughter Charlene (Kootenay Savings Credit Union) or to the USCC publication, Iskra.


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David Wilson ASKEW May 3, 1923 – December 29, 2013 With sadness, we announce the passing last month of a wonderful, loving man, who met everyone on his path with acceptance, humour and kindness. He was a devoted husband to Mary (nee Oldham) deceased, a loving father to Richard (Joannie), Allan (Erin), and Helen Bowman (Brian); a proud grandfather to Ryan Deneault, Rachelle Best, Kurt Deneault, Isabelle Askew, Henry Askew, and James Askew; a doting great grandfather to Hailey Deneault, Lauren Best, and Aliyah Deneault. David was born in Salmon Arm 1 of 8 children. He began working in the family business, Salmon Arm Meat and Produce later to become Askew’s Foods, as a young boy and worked full time in the business at age 15. Dad recalled cutting ice from Shuswap Lake for summer storage of food and delivering meat by horse and wagon and bicycle. He was a wonderful role model teaching generosity, honesty, humour and reliability. David later opened his own family business, The Shamrock Meat Market in Kamloops in the early 1950’s. David and Mary are fondly remembered for their generosity to families in need. Following The Shamrock, David operated the Plaza Hotel with Son Richard in Kamloops in the late 1960’s and early ‘70’s. Later he continued in the hotel business with his son and daughter in law, Richard and Joannie Askew in Hope, Logan Lake and Castlegar. He worked well into his 70’s, enjoying his castlegar customers and supporting the family business. He loved to fish, prospect, curl, lawn bowl and sing. David spent many hours prospecting in the backcountry of the Castlegar region – one of the great joys in his life. David’s love for his family was paramount. “For the family” was one of his constant refrains. We are very grateful to have received this as his most precious legacy. David is predeceased by brothers Lloyd and Donald Askew; sisters Margery Gerard, Marion Matychuck, and Winifred Litzenberger; he leaves sister Doreen English and brother Gordon Askew (June). A graveside service was held in Kamloops shortly after his passing, but we know dad would want his many special friends from the Castlegar region to know he wished them a cheerful thanks and so long to all. “If you don’t come back, bring a note!”

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Frances Winifred Kenworthy Frances Winifred Kenworthy passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on January 29, 2014, at the age of 98 years. Frances was born February 21, 1915 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. She was the youngest child of Jack and Frances Meredith, with two sisters and a brother. When she was 14 years old, in 1929, she started her first job at a newspaper and magazine seller at the Birkenhead Terminal of the Mersey ferries. Throughout her life, wherever she found employment, she always managed to quickly take on the responsibility of a supervisory position, because employers found her intelligent, imaginative, and hard working in whatever she did. During the hardship of the Depression she developed a thriftiness that would remain with her. She made her own clothes, and walked, to save penny bus fares. She taught herself to play piano, and was always the entertainer at social gatherings. Frances loved ballroom dancing and long walks in the countryside. She joined a cycling club in the 30s .In 1937 she gave her heart to Walter Kenworthy, and they married in October 1939. Then World War 2 started, and she and Walter, with thousands of others, suffered through the horror of heavy bombing raids on Merseyside. Frances was often alone during these fearful nights, as Walter was driving buses and could not leave his position. After the war Frances and Walter managed to save enough to buy a little old car and taking family with them set off on adventurous trips to Shropshire and North Wales, never knowing if the car might break down. However, Frances was undaunted as Walter was adept at fixing just about anything. Frances passed her driving test and she and Walter became passionate explorers, buying a small travel trailer and enjoying stays at interesting places all over England and Wales. After making several trips to Canada, in 1980 they emigrated to Castlegar. They loved the driving trips in B.C. too. In times of adversity, Frances possessed ingenuity and a determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, and is survived by her daughter, Nesta Hale ( Bill) and grandaughter, Renata Hale (Darryl) The family would like to express thanks for the kind, capable care Frances received from Castlegar Home Support, volunteer visitor, Jan Kendall, Dr. Walton, Dr.McCoid, and all the staff at Columbia View Lodge. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

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TRAIL, well-kept, quiet adult building, walk to Downtown, coin-op laundry, non-smoking. 2Bdrm. available immediately, 1Bdrm. available March 1st. 250-226-6886

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


Mobile Homes & Pads


Christina Lake: 2 bdrm, includes W/D, N/S, N/P. adult park $500 mo. 250-447-6400.

Homes for Rent Mobile Home W/D, F/S 2 Bdrms, addition, deck in Thrums. 250-304-9273 or 250-359-7178


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Suites, Lower


Castlegar 1 Bdrm Apt $500 incl utilities, Avail immed N/S, N/P,Call 250-608-3930 Castlegar North 1 Bdrm Basement Suite, $650/mth incl utilities, Avail Feb 1st Call to view, 250-365-3333 CASTLEGAR SOUTH 1 bdrm basement suite fully furnished & equipped includes util. cable, internet, private ent close to bus stops, $750/mth Available Feb 15th or March 1st, 250-365-5164

Suites, Upper

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Trucks & Vans 1991 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins diesel runs good need TLC $2500 OBO 250 551-2397 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402





Castlegar bright 2 Bdrm top floor suite, 3 level family home Close to rec centre & shopping, transit, quiet responsible only need apply Lrg yard & shared covered patio/bbq. access to laundry N/S, N/P $800/mth incl heat a/c, cable & internet, Avail Mar 1st 250-365-3369 Downtown Castlegar upstairs suite, 2 Bdrm $600/mth includes utilities F/S, N/S, N/P, Near bus route & Kootenay Market Shopping Centre, Available immediately References required, 250-368-9144

Help Wanted

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2010 Arctic Cat M8 HCR Snowmobile with only 1700 miles, runs great, very good condition. $7,900 OBO To view 250-365-3495 or 250-365-3190




2007 Green F-150 Crew Cab 4x4, 5.4 litre (gas) Tow package, seats 6 c/w fold up concole, 6 foot box 143,000 km, asking $14,000 Call 250-365-5501

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Certified Automotive Service Technician required Help Wanted

E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $650/mo. 250-362-3316 Grand Forks: Lg 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5 app’s, private 400 sq ft deck. N/S, N/P. $750/m + util. Avail March 1st.250-442-7808.


Executive Director--

Kootenay Society For Community Living The Board of Kootenay Society for Community Living is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The Kootenay Society for Community Living is a multi-service non-proÀt society situated in Castlegar, B.C. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall organization and management of the Society under the direction of the Board of Directors. 3reIerreG 4ualiÀcations Post-secondary degree in community development, social work and/or business administration and a minimum of Àve years senior management experience. -oE SNills Preferred skills: substantial experience working within a variety of non proÀt funding frameworks, Ànancial administration, policy development, systemic advocacy, program planning, negotiations, leadership, social entrepreneurship, fundraising and accreditation. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong oral and written presentation skills and be a dynamic, collaborative leader. Competitive salary and beneÀts are offered. For more information about Kootenay Society for Community Living see our website: +oZ to $SSly Please submit a resume and covering letter to: President-Board of Directors, Kootenay Society for Community Living 2429 12th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N4A9 or by email: The closing date is 5:00pm, February 28, 2014. We thank all applicants for your interest; however only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Award winning Ford Dealership is looking for a Certified Automotive Service Technician to join the expanding Service Department at AM Ford and AM Ford Plus • Able to work with others • Attractive pay • Benefits package Please send resume via e-mail to or drop off resume at AM Ford, Hwy Drive,Trail




School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

Employment Opportunities The School District is seeking applications from qualified persons for the On-Call List in the following area: Bus Drivers: • Valid Class 2 driver’s license with Air endorsement • Valid Survival First Aid Certificate • Annual medical examination to be completed each September General Qualifications: • Grade 12 or equivalent • Valid WHMIS Certificate • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License For full position details including qualifications please refer to the Careers with SD20 section of our website at Salary will be in accordance with CUPE Local 1285 Collective Agreement. Completed district applications (available on the district web site or at our office) should be sent to Mrs. Marcy VanKoughnett, Director of Human Resources, School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia), 2001 Third Ave, Trail, B. C. V1R 1R6 (Fax: 250-364-2470). Please submit electronic applications to: It is understood that applicants agree to confidential reference checks of all previous employers. We appreciate your interest but regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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February 06, 2014 edition of the Castlegar News

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