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Crowe Variety Show set to hit the stage BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Crowe teachers are preparing for their musical theatre debut next week when they bring their rendition of “Glee” to the Charles Bailey Theatre. Principal David DeRosa and his team of growing stars have delved into the teen musical television series that follow members of the William McKinley High School glee club with a performance that will kick off the seventh annual Crowe Variety Show next Thursday. The opening act starts off with a video pro-

duced by budding videographer Eric Gonzalez before the show goes live when the “cast” rushes onto stage. “The Variety Show's purpose is to have some school spirit and link it to the community so the community can see what we're up to and then it's also a showcase of talent,” explained Jesse Bartsoff, a Grade 12 student who is sitting in the executive director chair for the first time. “It's for kids that want to be put up on stage to perform, it lets them get up in front of the school and sort of show off.” See SHOW, Page 3

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FROM PAGE 1 In addition to community concerns, close attention had to be paid to environmental concerns over the course of the work and environmental monitoring was required on multiple levels. The Waneta Eddy, adjacent to the new powerhouse, is a known spawning area for the Columbia River white sturgeon, which is an identified “species at risk.” To be able to safely conduct the blasting necessary for the project, SNC Lavalin was required to closely monitor the water in the area using an assortment of underwater cameras and equipment and incorporated the use of experimental deployable sturgeon exclusion screen. “Before blasting we used instruments to scare away the various sturgeon and other fish and then deployed the exclusion screens to keep them out of the area,” said Penner. “We only have four blasts left and to our knowledge we haven’t killed any fish. And we have been watching them quite closely.” The exclusion screens will also be used after the construction has been completed to prevent sturgeon from entering the water intake of the new power plant. As with any major construction project there has also been a particular focus on safety for the WEP. “We’ve been really fortunate on this project,” said Repin. “We’ve logged over 2 million person-hours and have only had two relatively minor losttime accidents. With the majority of injuries we’ve been able to offer workers modified duty so they could keep working and keep

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Above; An aerial view begins to give an idea of the scope of the expansion project. The water intake for the new power generation plant can be seen just to the left of the existing Waneta dam, where the water will drop 45 meters and travel 230 meters through the underground tunnel to the new power house seen at the lower left of the photo. Almost 70,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured in the construction up to this point. Right; A crane carefully lowers one of the two turbines into place that will be used to generate power at the Waneta Expansion Project. These huge pieces of equipment must be installed to within +/- 0.25 of a millimeter to ensure years of smooth operation. getting paid.” With most of the heavy construction completed, the project now moves into its final stages. “As we’re coming to this point the work gets even more complicated,” said Penner. “Now we’re going into installing the mechan-

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injected millions of dollars into the local economy. “We really want to acknowledge the workers on this project,” Repin said. “It’s their commitment and hard work that has gotten us this far and will see it through to the end.”

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Show connects students and community

FROM PAGE 1 Being involved in the show from start to finish has been really rewarding for Bartsoff, who wouldn’t describe himself as the most artistic student. “I’m actually in the show this year in two different acts, which I’m a little nervous about because I’ve never acted before,” he added. The show’s lineup includes Grade 10 pianist Dini Baller, who is qualified as a Grade 2 pianist but taught herself a Grade 10 piece. Grade 10 opera singers Dawson Zanet and Maggie Chan, dance numbers from Steps Dance Company and Kootenay Dance Works and music from the high school’s jazz band, which was revived this year with the addition of Rossland kids keen on music. Putting on the show that connects youth to the rest of the community is just one of the jobs done by kids in the leadership program. Students enrolled in this course


Resident devastated after break-in By Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star

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Drama students Monica McPhee, Ella Meyer, Madison Muskeyn, Holly Keith and Thryn Irwin get into character for their performance “Penelope,” which follows a know-it-all and her classmates during driving school theory. are also responsible for spearheading other great events like Hoops for the Heart basketball tournament, as well as the Family Fun Fair. L e a d e r s h i p instructor Terry Jones said the show has grown in popularity so

much so that his panel of judges had to make some tough calls when there were 37 acts to choose from. Jones said preparing for the annual show and watching the finished product is an annual highlight staff looks forward to.

“There’s lots of camaraderie and fun had working with the students on a different level” he said. “And watching them perform is the best. “Those kids you have in your class are totally different when you put them on stage

. . . you can see the passion they have for their talent.” The Crowe Variety Show hits the stage Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Tickets are available at the box office for $15 per adult and $12 a student.

A Balfour resident is devastated after falling victim to a break and enter that led to the loss of many valuable pieces of equipment and keep sakes. Don Renzie is a lifelong Kootenay resident and the single father has lived in his Balfour home for 15 years. After it was broken into last month he said he feels betrayed and that much of what he’s worked hard for is gone. “Our home went from happy and enjoying everything I bust my ass off for to empty and in ruins,” he said. “My heart for the area is broken. It’s not the same place anymore.” Renzie is one of many victims of what appears to be a crime spree. Kaslo RCMP report that during the last two weeks of January and in early February, they have responded to a number of break and enters and thefts in the Balfour area. In Renzie’s case, however, the theft was greater. The suspects entered the home while the man was in northern BC working. They smashed a window of his home and found the key to the shop that was then broken into. Stolen were a 2114 Polaris RZR 800, blue and white in colour with Mainjet stickers, a 2012 Polaris Outlaw 50, blue and white in colour with Mainjet stickers, a 2003 kx 65 dirt bike, green in colour with Mainjet stickers, a Yamaha pw 50 mini dirt bike, blue in colour, a Stihl ms362 power saw with Mainjet stickers and a Honda 2000 watt generator with Mainjet stickers. Estimates have the items stolen totaling $60,000. Renzie’s son is especially distraught. “My son lost everything I worked hard for him to have,” he said. Kaslo RCMP is requesting the public assistance for information call 250-353-2225.


Columbia-Washington project costs may increase property taxes By Timothy Schafer Rossland News

Although the final numbers are yet to be cast in stone, proposed property taxes for Rossland residents will increase. Just how much isn’t known. On Monday night city accountant Lois Hunter told council during a committee-of-the-whole discussion regarding the 2014-2018 draft financial plan that an additional $241,320 will be required from Rosslanders to help pay for the Columbia-Washington project upgrade. Although an expected cost was approved last year through an alternate approval process by the community, that money will not include the expected rise in operational costs—fuel, labour, inflation—that council is grappling with. Council has now tasked themselves with finding savings to cover the infrastructure project costs, plus operational increases, to keep the increase less than 6.7 per cent, the number needed to cover the additional debt.

“We’ve cut everything to the bone, but we’ll still keep looking for more,” said Mayor Greg Granstrom, noting that upwards of $50,000 in savings so far over 2013 has been combed from community granting. ”The city is trying to find additional savings to offset the cost of Columbia Washington. What we are looking for is efficiencies and cost savings that would offset that cost,” he said. The city has not raised property taxes since 2009, largely due to an adjustment of staffing levels. “But we’re at a point at City Hall where we are running pretty lean,” said Granstrom. The 2014 property tax role for the city is expected to be $3.6 million, including a $33,345 non market changes addition (from BC Assessment figures). But to help pay the cost of the city’s main infrastructure upgrade, an increase was needed to bump the role up to $3.85 million.

As the budget requirements now stand, homeowners in the city would have to pay around $1,739 in property taxes (assessed on the BC Assessment average home value in the city of $225,000)—a $109 increase. If the city were to round the percentage increase off to seven per cent, it would inject $252,831 into city coffers ($114 increase per household). It would give the city $11,511 in additional revenue over and above the debt payment. On the other side of the coin, a six per cent increase would parlay into a $216,712 increase, meaning taxes would rise $98 on the average home. Council is also looking at scenarios where as little as a four per cent increase would work (a $65 increase to taxes). Council will still investigate ways to save the money elsewhere in the budget, however, as line items are trimmed to help absorb the amount required to service the project debt.

Councilor Cary Fisher wondered how much the regional district requisition would be going up—and he indicated it would—in order to adjust the budget even further to accommodate that increase as well. Councilor Jill Spearn said it was fine to cut to cover the city’s rising costs, but what about trimming further to reduce the regional district impact. “What is the bottom line for the increase from the regional district and when will we know that?” she asked councilor Kathy Wallace, the city’s representative on the board. Wallace said all regional district budgets are preliminary at this point and have not been approved. There are links on the regional district website to agendas with information on where the budget discussion is heading. She noted that the cost to provide sewer service (pipe bridge) will be going up, as well as a preliminary three per cent increase to fire service.

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“I think government’s concerned about this ruling,” Stone told reporters in Victoria. “What we’re doing at the moment is reading the judge’s judgment, you know, (to) make sure that we understand very clearly what it is that he has laid out here.” Felix was injured in a crash on the TransCanada Highway east of Vancouver on July 8, 2006, when her boyfriend, Kevin Hearne, grabbed the steering wheel of the car Felix was driving. Hearne died and Felix was hospitalized, and she successfully sued Hearne’s estate for $863,242, which she sought to collect from the Insurance Corp. of B.C. But Judge Anthony Saunders conclud-

ed ICBC is under no obligation to compensate Hearne’s estate because of how provincial regulations set third-party liability for passengers. Passengers are only covered by third-party liability insurance if they injure or kill a person who was outside the vehicle, the judgment noted. Saunders used the judgment to question the wisdom of such regulations when it comes to designated drivers. “This would appear to be a powerful disincentive to anyone acting as a designated driver, when there was any risk of a passenger acting irresponsibly,” wrote Saunders. “The consequence of this interpretation as regards designated drivers is one which

some may find disturbing,” the judge continued. “If that consequence was unintended, that is a matter for consideration by the government.” Felix and her legal team still are considering whether to appeal, said her lawyer, Douglas MacAdams. Felix has 30 days to file an appeal. MacAdams said his client has received some payments through her own insurance policy. But she has received no payments from Hearne’s estate, because it has no money, and no payments from his insurer because of the ruling. “What she received from ICBC was a flow, a modest flow, of firstparty insurance payments from her own insurer,” he said. Adam Grossman, a

spokesman for ICBC, said in a statement that a driver involved in a similar situation would be fully entitled to accident benefits under their own ICBC policy and repairs to their vehicle if they purchased collision coverage. Regardless of the ruling, Stone said all British Columbians have an obligation to address impaired driving. “We all have an obligation with our loved ones, our friends, our colleagues to do everything that we can to make sure that they don’t make poor judgment, and that they don’t get behind the wheel impaired. None of that changes,” he said. “Getting behind the wheel impaired is absolutely not the right decision.”

Cuts to ferry routes moving ahead THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA British Columbia’s transportation minister says cuts are coming to 16 BC Ferries routes, even though the majority of people who participated in public consultations opposed service reductions. The provincial is pressing ahead with controversial plans to cut $18.9 million in services, effective April 28, Todd Stone confirmed Wednesday. Revised sailing schedules will be posted by next month. Stone also said the government still intends to eliminate free trips for seniors on April 1, instead offering them halfprice passenger fares, and it will introduce slot machines onto some ferries as part of a pilot project. The service cuts are part of the government’s plan keep rising ferry fares in check, Stone said. He said the service cuts will save almost $19 million over the next two years. “I understand the frustration that there is in coastal

communities today,” Stone told a news conference in Victoria. “This is a very, very tough decision. I have said from day one that we as a government are under no illusions that there will be impacts felt in each and every community, no doubt about that.” He said BC Ferries are remaking schedules for ferry routes, which will see the elimination of some sailings during the mid-day periods. Stone said many of the smaller routes are consistent money losers and are no longer sustainable in their current forms. For example, Stone said there are times when the Bowen Island ferry near North Vancouver carries six vehicles and 20 passengers on weekends. The Skidegate ferry on Haida Gwaii at times carries one passenger and one vehicle. Stone said BC Ferries is dropping service from Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island to Bella Coola on the central coast, but a smaller

vessel will travel between the nearby coastal communities of Bella Coola and Bella Bella. Opposition New Democrat ferries critic Claire Trevena said the service cuts will hurt the residents and economies of many Vancouver Island communities. She said businesses and Island residents are left wondering why the government continues to cut service to their communities. “What we have here is a government that has literally turned its back on all of the coastal communities,” she said. More than 3,700 people participated in a 23 public consultation events, while more than 4,000 others provided written and online submissions or were randomly selected to participate in a public opinion poll. The majority of the participants disagreed with the proposed services cuts on the grounds that ferry service is an essential service to coastal communities, according to a government report released Wednesday.

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Chief electoral officer strikes back at government’s claim THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canada’s chief electoral officer says the only team sweater he wears is the striped “white and black,” and that a Conservative overhaul of the Elections Act will take the referee off the ice. In his first comments on sweeping new elections legislation by the Harper government, Marc Mayrand says he hopes there is extensive public consultation and debate over the proposed changes. Mayrand was responding to comments by Conservative minister Pierre Poilievre, who introduced the bill Tuesday by saying Canada’s elections “referee should not be wearing a team jersey.” “Listen, the only team jersey that I think I’m wearing - if we have to carry the analogy - I believe is the one with the stripes, white and black,” a shaking Mayrand said follow-

ing a committee hearing on Parliament Hill. “What I note from this bill is that no longer will the referee be on the ice.” Mayrand’s reaction comes as the government moves to shut down debate in the House of Commons and speed the legislation to committee. Among other things, the bill would end the practice of allowing people to vouch for other voters who lack identification. It would also allow political parties to spend more during campaigns, set rules for using robocalls and impose stiffer penalties on those who abuse automated telephone messaging. Poilievre’s opening shot at the impartiality of Elections Canada came after years of investigations of alleged Conservative wrongdoing that began with the in-andout financing scheme in the 2006 campaign that brought Prime

Minister Stephen Harper to power. The party eventually pleaded guilty in 2011 and paid the maximum fine in return for charges being dropped against two Conservative party officials. But it was Elections Canada’s continuing investigation into fraudulent automated phone calls following the 2011 election that pushed electoral reform to the forefront. The long-delayed Conservative legislation introduced this week is supposed to address some of the investigative shortfalls revealed by the lingering “robocalls” affair. The bill will move the commissioner of elections, who conducts investigations, into a separate office from Elections Canada and under the authority of the director of public prosecutions. Mayrand said splitting up his office is


Premier revives referendum talk

THE CANADIAN PRESS S H AW I N I G A N , Que. - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is reviving discussion about whether her Parti Quebecois government should hold another sovereignty referendum - but says such a vote would happen only when the population is ready. With a spring election call expected, Marois is promising that if re-elected her PQ will present a “white paper” on the province’s future. The document would consult Quebecers on the merits of holding another vote on sovereignty - an exercise used by late PQ heavyweight Rene Levesque. This would be the first consultation of its kind since a commission to examine the future of Quebec was held before the 1995 referendum on independence. “In the next mandate, we will resume our collective reflection,” she said in a speech Wednesday night in TroisRivieres. “A Parti Quebecois

government will present a white paper on Quebec’s future.” The PQ holds a minority mandate in the legislature and appears to be preparing to trigger a spring election with hope of winning a

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not his concern, but the failure to give the commissioner more powers should be addressed. “What worries me, I must say, is whether the commissioner will get the toolbox he needs to do his job.” Mayrand said the lack of transparency of political parties is not addressed in the bill. The commissioner is not being given the power to compel testimony from witnesses, he added. The chief electoral officer says he hopes he’ll have time to analyze the 242-page bill, given that the government took years to

write it. Election reforms in Canada have typically come about through all-party consensus “and after extensive public consultation,” said Mayrand. “It’s fundamental as to the legitimacy of those who govern us. So I think it’s absolutely essential that the public pay attention and get involved in expressing their view. The Elections Act is all about democracy and the democracy we want in this country,” he said. Former elections watchdog JeanPierre Kingsley also bemoaned the lack of

multi-party consensus in the approach to electoral reforms. The former chief electoral officer said at one time reforms used to pass through Parliament relatively smoothly because the government consulted in advance with

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unday, February 9, marks the 50th anniversary of the first Ed Sullivan appearance by the Beatles. By any reckoning, it was a significant event, one which turned the American music business upside down. Hitherto, America had been essentially immune from the popular music charms of foreigners. To be sure, some foreign acts had enjoyed the occasional American hit and the odd one had even experienced international success comparable to that of the top American performers. But none had taken the competitive battle back to the American heartland. The Beatles changed that. Strictly speaking, though, they weren’t the first successful popular culture raiders. Two years earlier, a British film – Lawrence of Arabia – won Hollywood’s 1962 Oscar for Best Picture. The following year, another one – Tom Jones – repeated the trick. And in 1964, the same year that the Beatles washed ashore, four of the five Oscar nominees for Best Actor were Brits. It was the beginning of a pattern that saw other

bastions of American supremacy totter and fall. What had once seemed to be a singularly American world became a much more cosmopolitan affair. And it happened across a broad canvas, ranging from popular culture to sports to business. Take professional golf. For the first 20 years after the Second World War, American golfers won the U.S. Open 19 times. Over the most recent 20, they’ve won it just 10 times. Then there’s tennis. In the first two post-war decades, Wimbledon was significantly dominated by Americans. Indeed, between 1946 and 1958, American women won 13 straight titles. In contrast, the laurels nowadays are just as likely to go to a blend of Swiss, Spaniards, Czechs, and what have you. America has long inspired a mix of envy and disdain in others. It was seen as rough-edged, vulgar, materialistic, and sometimes cruel. But it was also dynamic, creative, irreverent, and resourceful. And if it competed, it usually won. At the end of the Second World War, its ascend-


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ancy seemed pervasive. Accounting for more than half of the world’s GDP, America’s economy towered over all competitors, its popular culture was sweepingly dominant, and American know-how was perceived as the epitome of technical and managerial enlightenment. Some even thought this state of affairs would go on forever. But, of course, it couldn’t. Eventually, three things brought the curtain down on what was essentially an unnatural situation. One was the recovery of Western Europe and Japan from the devastation of the war. As they got back on their feet, America had economic competitors again. Another was the inevitable learning, or copycat,

effect. Just as early America imported ideas and practices from Europe, so too did other countries learn from America. And finally, there was the perpetual sin of hubris. If you think you’re impregnable, you’ll invariably undermine your own position. The American auto industry’s near selfdestruction being a case in point. Interestingly, though, just as America’s allencompassing dominance began to erode, a goodly number of Canadians succumbed to a frenzy of related concern. We were, so the story went, on the verge of surrendering any meaningful independence and being stealthily absorbed into the American empire. It was a theme that had adherents across the political spectrum. Liberal finance minister Walter Gordon highlighted it in his ill-fated 1963 budget, aiming a 30 per cent tax on foreign (aka American) takeovers of Canadian firms. Tory professor George Grant published his Lament for a Nation in 1965, a deeply pessimistic cri de coeur protesting what its author saw as the pernicious

influence of American-style individualism. And, needless to say, the NDP were prepared to enthusiastically up anybody’s ante. Intellectual ammunition also came from abroad. French journalist JeanJacques Servan-Schreiber caused a sensation with a 1967 book warning of the dire American economic threat to Europe. Because of its superiority in technology, management and marketing, America was allegedly poised to completely outclass a hapless Europe. And translated as The American Challenge, the book gained a ready Canadian audience, being excerpted in – you guessed it –the Toronto Star. But in reality, while all this angst was being widely ventilated, the omnipotent Americans were already in the process of conceding their overwhelming position. If you weren’t careful, it could make you lose your faith in conventional wisdom! Troy Media columnist Pat Murphy worked in the Canadian financial services industry for over 30 years. Originally from Ireland, he has a degree in history and economics.

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I am writing in response to the article regarding School District 20 registration (Trustees seek ways to boost kindergarten registration, Trail Times Jan 31). My child was one of the 100 students that pulled out of kindergarten in September 2013. It wasn’t an easy decision, but a necessary one for the health and safety of my child. After taking several tours of some of the schools in our district the same results were found: the schools are dirty. Basic cleaning is no longer taking place due to staff cutbacks. From the bathrooms having urine tracked into the main

hallway to the dust and mold that cover the heating and air return vents. Floors, chairs and desks that are no longer being cleaned regularly or, in some cases, never! To all the dead flies that line the light fixture covers to the desks and the playgrounds that are not being repaired and are falling apart. The fields are only getting mowed a few times a year. It really is heart breaking to see. Teachers, staff and students are constantly ill. Whether or not you have school aged children, this should be a concern to the whole community, as flu and other viruses are so easily

and rapidly spread. To me, this looked like something you would expect to find in a third world country, not in our beautiful community. Don’t our children deserve better? Our conclusion was we could not have our child spend 12 years of her education under these circumstances. When did these low standards become so acceptable? If School District 20 cannot provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our children, the numbers will continue to drop. Jayme Fowler, Montrose

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The playing field is not level I would like to respond to a recent Letter to the Editor (Where Should Our Taxes Go, Trail Times Jan 29). In order for taxpayers to have a meaningful discussion of taxes I think it is essential that all levels of government need to be considered. In B.C. it is unique that all municipal taxpayers are forced to pay for four levels of government. Rural residents in B.C. only pay for three levels of government. Most other jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. have three levels for all taxpayers. All taxpayers pay their federal and provincial taxes and the rural taxpayers have county taxes and municipal taxpayers pay their municipal taxes. The local levels can interface and share without overlap. If we are going to address efficiencies of use of taxpayer dollars we need to consider the whole picture. Another premise that permeates the letter is the common belief that there is one community that is being preyed upon by the carpetbaggers in the neighbouring commun-

ities. While this is a convenient way to explain the disputes that arise between communities it misses the point entirely. Not all communities have the same ability to pay. While the author states we can all benefit from the development of facilities, the fact is some communities have a Chevrolet availability to pay and some can afford a Rolls Royce. For example Rossland, with virtually no non-homeowner tax base, is under the current system for fire protection, being billed $600,000 a year, while other similar sized municipalities are spending $200,000 dollars a year. If, while looking for ways to make best use of limited tax dollars, the council in Rossland decides that paying triple what other jurisdictions are paying for a service is not sustainable on a Chevy budget does that make Rosslanders a bunch of carpetbaggers looking for a free ride or is it simple economic reality. Before the author encourages Trail council to play hard-

ball with “our bridge” it might be worth noting that all of the people of Warfield, Rossland, Rivervale and Oasis under the inter-municipal sewage agreement are paying their share of the $4,000,000 bill toward that bridge. It is also interesting that the only community that benefits from crossing the Columbia is Trail. If under the ongoing long range master plan for sewage treatment a decision was made to put a new plant on the west side of the river there would be no need to pump any effluent in the inter-municipal system across the river. If the objective of the letter is to create dialogue, cooperation and putting all taxpayers first, perpetuating the philosophy that there is a Santa along the river with a bag full of goodies and neighbouring communities that are nothing but a bunch of carpetbagging freeloaders is not very helpful in moving toward that very worthwhile objective The playing field simply is not level. Bill Profili, Sr Rossland

Eastern pipeline would increase emissions: study

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Building the Energy East pipeline to bring oilsands bitumen to eastern Canadian refineries would increase the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions enough to wipe out all the gains caused by Ontario’s elimination of coal-fired power plants, says an environmental think-tank. Report author Clare Demerse of the Pembina Institute said that conclusion demonstrates that regulators should consider the proposed pipeline’s climate impacts in hearings on the project. “We think that we need to think about the

implications of pipelines, not just in terms of the implications along the route, but there’s also a climate conversation to be had,” Demerse explained. The report uses industry and government figures to argue that expansion of the industry is linked to expansion of the pipeline network that would bring its product to new markets. Both the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the National Energy Board have said that an anticipated tripling of oilsands output over the next 16 years depends heavily on new pipelines.

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OBITUARIES POSTNIKOFF (NEE BEASLEY), GERTIE “SIS” – Gertie (Sis) Postnikoff (Beasley) passed away peacefully in Victoria on February 2, 2014. Gertie was born in Princeton, B.C. to William and Martha Beasley on October 28, 1926. She grew up and attended school in Grand Forks where she met her future husband, Pete. After their marriage, they moved to Trail where they resided for over 60 years. Surviving her is her loving husband, Pete, her two sons, Peter (Brenda) and David (Gaylene), her grandson, Ryan and great-grandchildren, Estella and Gavin. Gertie was a very watchful mother of her two sons. When they were toddlers, she put jingle bells on their shoes so she would always know where they were. For over 40 years, Gertie enjoyed the summers at Christina Lake and all the friends that visited. “My dear Gertie wherever you are I will find you.” Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at *** CARLING, JEREMIAH MATTHEW – August 23, 1980 - January 24, 2014. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeremiah Matthew Carling of Calgary, AB. He fought an 8 year courageous battle with brain cancer. Jeremiah will be deeply missed by his grandmother Ina Paulson, mother Brenda Carling (Lyndon), sister Shannon Paulson, nephew Isaish Anderson, uncle Milfred Paulson, aunt Marilyn Witney, uncle and auntie Lorne and Darlene Paulson, and many other relatives and friends. You’ll be missed. Memorial tributes supporting brain cancer research in Jeremiah’s name can be sent to Jeremiah Carling c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, #710-10123 99th St, Edmonton, AB T2J 3H1.

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The combination of savvy shoppers and dedicated volunteers pays off. The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary donated Thrift Store proceeds of $17,942 to purchase new equipment at KBRH.  Departments receiving funding include ER, ICU, Medical, OR and Daycare.  Lisa Pasin, Director KBRH Health Foundation accepts the funds from Joan Hanson, newly appointed President Rossland Health Care Auxiliary.

Comedy duo recall being booked ahead of Beatles THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was 50 years ago today (almost) that this mop-topped band began to play (in America). The Beatles made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” America’s must-see weekly variety show, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964. And officially kicked off Beatlemania on this side of the pond. More than 70 million viewers were tuned to the program, airing live from the Manhattan studio now housing the “Late Show With David Letterman.” Here are recollections from some notable viewers and participants - including one

Beatle. Charlie Brill and Mitzi McCall were an up-and-coming husband-and-wife comedy team that specialized in carefully crafted character sketches. They were thrilled when they landed their first appearance on “Sullivan.” Unfortunately, they were booked on that first Beatles show slotted just before the Beatles hit the stage for their second set. Needless to say, the studio audience packed with teenage girls - wasn’t interested in watching grownups doing comedy. Charlie Brill: “Mr. Sullivan called us into his dressing room after dress rehearsal.

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He said, ‘You’re doing a very sophisticated piece of business and my audience is 14-year-old girls. They won’t understand it. So why don’t you show me everything you have, and we’ll rebuild your whole act.”’ MM: “The biggest laugh we got was when I ad-libbed, ‘I was backstage and I stepped on a beetle.”’ CB: “That got a roar.” MM: “And I thought, ‘Oh, boy, are we in trouble!”’ CB: “After we finished, we stood in the wings and watched, but I couldn’t hear anything. The screaming from the audience was so intense that I didn’t even know what the Beatles were doing.” MM: “Now I feel like it was an honour to be on that show with them, but our performance wasn’t what we wanted it to be.

We never look at the recording of it.” At age 29, Vince Calandra was a rising young program coordinator on “The Ed Sullivan Show” whose many duties included, on one notable weekend, looking after four musical guests. Fortunately, he was versatile. “George was sick. He had a 102-degree temperature,” says Calandra. “So he didn’t come to the rehearsal that Saturday, and I stood in for him wearing a Beatles wig. When McCartney saw me with a guitar in my hand and a wig, he had a kind of look like, ‘I’m glad you have a day job, ‘cause you just don’t look the part.”’ Standing just offstage for their performance that Sunday night, Calandra describes the sensation as “unnn-believable! Pannnn-demonium! You couldn’t hear any-

thing for the screaming.” The show culminated a long day at the theatre, where the Beatles had arrived that morning. “During the day, John seemed nervous, and basically sat around and doodled,” Calandra says, “and kept asking for change for the Coke machine. Ringo was reading ‘Green Hornet’ and watching TV. “They were all very professional, very respectful,” sums up Calandra, who went on to have a long career as a producer. “They weren’t like other groups that came in, whose attitude was, ‘OK, let’s do the ”Sullivan Show“ and sell a bunch of records and then on Monday morning we’re all gonna go to the dealership and buy our new cars.’ The Beatles really wanted this thing to work!”

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Bylaw sets stage for medical grow-ops Grow operations allowed within industrial zones

BY ARNE PETRYSHEN Cranbrook Townsman

At Monday’s regular meeting, Cranbrook City Council adopted a bylaw that will enable medical marijuana grow operations (MMGOs) to operate within industrial zones, in anticipation of new federal regulations concerning licensing of MMGOS. “This zoning amendment will prepare Cranbrook with zoning and land use recommendations in advance of the federal legislative changes for MMGOs, taking effect on March 31 of this year,” Acting Mayor Sharon Cross explained. The bylaw was given first and second reading on January 20. The amendment

was referred to the Advisory Planning Commission and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for approval and a public hearing was held on Monday. No members of the public spoke to it. The report indicated that there had been one general inquiry about the potential zoning changes. On Jan. 29, the Ministry approved the proposed zoning amendment. The advisory commission also met and approved the plan. Council members didn’t speak to the bylaw at the meeting. Mayor Wayne Stetski and Coun. Denise Pallesen were absent. The federal government is introducing the new legislation as a result of Health Canada recommendations. The new decentralized, commercial-

scale production by private entrepreneurs comes as a major shift from the current policy, from 1999, which authorizes people with prescriptions for marijuana to grow up to 50 plants in their homes to meet medical needs. The federal government designated some of the growers to grow for up to four people,

or up to 200 plants. According to a newsletter in the agenda package, the number of people licensed to possess marijuana grew from 477 in 2002 to nearly 22,000 in 2012. Health Canada projected it would grow to 50,000 by 2014. According to the report, the current approach has lead to

degraded residences which were not designed to be used as greenhouses. The new approach transfers much more of the decision making over to the municipal government, whereas before the municipality would be in the dark as to where the medical marijuana grow-ops are currently located.

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Eight Nelson volunteers drove the hour to the pass, bringing with them skis and an off-road UTV (utility task vehicle) for quick access to the cabin. Lou Coletti, the Nelson search manager on site, said his group made it to Ripple Ridge sometime between 9 and 10 p.m., about the same time as the skiers towing the injured woman. “We did some first aid, and put a splint on her leg… and brought her out to the highway with the UTV,” Coletti explained. Coletti said the party opted to take her back to the United States for medical care. “She called me [Tuesday] morning to say she had made it to the hospital and was feeling good,”

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REVELSTOKE — The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is releasing their new Observer Network, which will allow backcountry users to submit and share observations from the field. The Observer Network is an upgrade to CAC Mobile, the CAC’s smartphone app. Through the Observer Network, photos and comments can be uploaded and shared with other backcountry users and the CAC’s forecasting team in Revelstoke. “A picture is truly worth a thousand words,” says Ilya Storm, Field Programs Manager for the CAC’s public avalanche warning service.

“We’re looking forward to receiving images of avalanches, precipitation, cornice build-up, wind action, just about anything that helps us verify our forecasts and improves our understanding of local conditions.” With the Observer Network on their smart phones, backcountry users will have close to real-time access to observations taken by others in the field. Once a photo is uploaded to the network, it will be geo-tagged and pinpointed on the app’s map for everyone to see. For more information visit www. observer-network

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Rossland snowboarder Ian Lockey is set to ride at the World Cup in La Molina, Spain this weekend, but his sights are firmly set on the podium in Sochi. Lockey realized his dream of competing at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia on Jan. 29 when he was named to the Canadian Paralympic team. “I was feeling stoked, but to be nominated comes the realization that all this hard work has been worthwhile,” said Lockey. About 15 years ago, the Aukland native suffered a severed spinal-chord while snowboarding in New Zealand. It left Lockey with 50 per cent use of the muscles below the waist. Doctors told Lockey he would never walk let alone hit the slopes again, but after countless hours of rehabilitation, determination, a move to Rossland, and a modified snowboard Lockey was back in action Photos courtesy of Copper Mountain and has been riding with the Rossland para-snowboarder Ian Lockey competes at the World Cup finals in La Molina, Spain this weekCanadian snowboard team since end, as a final tune up for the Sochi Paralympic Games. 2008. To stay in shape and com- Lockey placed in the top-10 in faster, but I’m running with a John Leslie will use the race as pete at such a high-level, Lockey every race he competed, riding little bit of self-control, and fear a tune up for the real prize in trainsLYregularly at Red Mountain to fifth in Colorado at Copper and respect for my body at the Russia. BIRD EARwith ! and Gym in Trail. Mountain, and 10th and seventh moment because I can lay it on “I will be going there to put DRAWGetFocus bybeen working really ey rv “We’ve at Big White two weeks ago. the line, but then there is the the final touches of what I’ve su e et Compl 1 of 10 to Winmy hardNov. 15on core, to make it as While he has yet to podium this possibility I might not make it to been working on all season,” he RY ROCEit $20 Gas strong S can possibly be to year, Lockey is confident he can the bottom and won’t make it to said. “There’s a couple of areas D R A C T If thebut survey… makeGup for what I don’t have.”Complete go faster, until he is in the Russia.” that need work, so rather than And his hard work has paid gate at Sochi, he plans to exerWith the World Cup finals in risking myself in other areas, I’ll off. His results in the para-snow- cise a measure of caution. La Molina this weekend, Lockey work on what I need to work on.” boarding World Cup races this “I’ve been riding really good along with teammates Tyler The former Kiwi became a season have been impressive. . . . Obviously I know I can go Mosher of Whistler and Ottawa’s Canadian citizen and says he is now prouder than anyone to wear the red and white. Men’s provincial curling playdowns

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again with McClure, and Matthew Serratore made it 5-1 to close out the period. Trail had their best period in the third. After Jack Ramsey made it 6-1, the Smoke Eaters Davidson would score his second of the night and ninth of the season, with assists going to Basilico and Knowler. AP Braden Fuller from the Beaver Valley Nitehawks would make it 6-3 at 17:40. The Vees outshot the Smoke Eaters 41-18 in the game. Trail hosts the Chilliwack Chiefs tonight at 7:30 p.m., and will look to end an eight game winless drought. The Chiefs have struggled this season, and reside in the basement of the Mainland division. They were eliminated from the playoffs in a 7-3 loss to Surrey Saturday.

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f you can tear yourself away from the tube this weekend there are some interesting hockey games on tap locally. Beaver Valley, in the midst of a malaise of sorts mostly due to injuries, has a mustwin kind of weekend set with first place Nelson in KIJHL action. The second of the home and home battle with the first place Leafs goes Saturday night at the Hawks’ Nest and I am confident it will be a spirited affair. Hockey fans should enjoy it. Friday the Smoke Eaters, whose malaise is season long, have a last place battle with the Chilliwack Chiefs, who have had problems aplenty of their own. What might make the game fun, besides the fact Smokie games have been off and on highly entertaining of late, is that both clubs have been scoring a fair amount lately. That improved scoring hasn’t translated into standings point for either squad, but there is cheering involved just the same. Trail needs to win to have a chance of avoiding a dead last place finish in the league and both teams are full of young hopefuls busting their butts for a roster spot on what they hope will much more competitive squads next season. It’s true, Trail has scored the fewest goals and given up the most in the league, and Chilliwack has the third fewest scores and second most goals allowed, but that should mean it will be a highly competitive contest, and therefore entertaing and worth attending. While you are at these games and enjoying all that youthfull enthusiasm, grab some 50-50 tickets. I finally, after tens of thousands of dollars worth of try-

ing all over Canada, found out it is quite enjoyable to win one of those - and it is a direct way to support the teams in any case. • The two local guys, Dean Horning and Don Freschi, were still alive at last look, playing the B quarterfinal at the men’s provincial curling championship at the former Olympic playdown site at Little Mountain in Vancouver. Remember when curling honchos were justifying the extreme expense of building a new curling facility in an area, like this one, that was already overserved by such facilities? “It will be world class,” they said. “People will come from all over the world to learn and compete here,” they said. “We will be the envy of the curling world,” they said. Just over a year after VanWhistler ended, the Vancouver Curling Club, just another of the many curling clubs in B.C - with few illusions of world class grandeur - moved into the facility. The club is hosting the first (moderately) big time event at the rink since 2010 this week - not really fitting in with the grandiose visions we were sold by such as Linda Moore back in the day - and seems to be one of the, “legacy,” buidlings that the normal people left behind when the stars left the city four years

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ago this month can make use of. It was way overpriced for its value, of course, and is part of a complex that receives city subsidies, but at least it is getting its intended use by a scant few of the people who paid for it. Socchi”s citizens should be so lucky. The world bank has already warned that city faces an Athens-like fate (which was no small part of the Greek economy cratering) when the current Games are done.

THE CANADIAN PRESS SOCHI, Russia - Canada trailed the host Russians by two points after the first day of the team figure skating event at the Sochi Olympics. Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., were second in the pairs short program after three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Toronto finished third in the men’s short. That gave Canada 17 points after the first two events of the first ever team event at a Winter Olympics.

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What Children Have to Teach Us As I write this I have just returned from visiting with my daughter and husband and grandson. He had his first birthday this week. What a joy to celebrate this occasion although he did not really understand what was happening. I do not get to see them often to my regret but it did not take him long to understand that I was someone who loved him deeply and to respond to that love. Upon returning I found a quote that seemed so appropriate. It is by Charles Dickens and says-“It is no small thing, when they, who are fresh from God, love us.” Jesus often used children for illustrations to teach us about our relationship with God. In Matthew 18 He tells us we must become like little children, not to be childish but to be childlike, to believe and trust in the love of God. In two verses in two different gospels He thanks God that He has revealed things to little children that are even hidden from the wise and learned. We want to be like children in that we are open to hearing what God has to say to us. And that lovely verse from Mark 10: where Jesus wants the children to come to Him “Jesus said, Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”. And He took the children in His arms and put His hands on them and blessed them.” Let’s be honest, as adults we sometimes get cynical and battered and bruised by the things that life brings to us. We have our own agendas; we don’t always want to hear what God is saying to us. We need to be like little children, responding to God’s love for us, be open to hearing Him speak to us, seeking His blessing in our lives daily. Major Heather Harbin, The Salvation Army

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Holy Trinity Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada General Meeting February 4, 2014 The February general meeting was called to order at 7 o’clock by President Teresa Mandoli with 34 members and 8 new members to be enrolled, in attendance. Guest speaker, Diana Ferguson spoke on CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator). She stressed that everyone is capable to provide this assistance when needed and to remember “Watching never saved anyone”. The regular business meeting began with the League Prayer and after the singing of Our Lady of good Counsel, Father Jim enrolled the new members assisted by Marjorie Nutini, Teresa Mandoli and Ruth Guercio. Committee Reports: Spiritual: Ruth Guercio; World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 7 at 1:30 at Holy Trinity. A sign- up sheet was circulated asking for helpers: greeters, ushers, baking and readers. Elizabeth Cytra will do advertising. Linda and Lorna will arrange food. Organization: Marjorie Nutini; Holy Childhood raffle was explained: 25 cents for missing pin and 50 cents for a raffle ticket with proceeds going to Holy Childhood. Christian Family Life: Teresa reminded members to fill out the recent church surveys; Reminder of Bishop Corriveau’s visit on Feb. 11 at 6:30. Community Life: CWL 1% project was explained; MOTION: It was moved by Bunny Dallas and seconded by Marianne Penner that Holy Trinity CWL council donate 1% of their profits, plus whatever individual members donate, to the CWL Development and Peace Project once year, carried; Silver City Garden luncheon: Monday, February 17. Education and health: Mary Billingsley; Sheets about Warning signs of a heart attack were handed to members. Communication: Elizabeth Cytra; Read League magazine. BC and Yukon will be highlighted in the March E newsletter. Submit articles before the last day of each month; Daily Mass on Vision TV channel 80 - Monday to Friday 5 a.m. & 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 5a.m. (Saturday, April 26 will be sponsored by CWL); Violence against woman: White ribbon day and Women in Black campaign were mentioned; Pornography : information on post cards, sexual abuse via webcams, smart phones and social networking site. Resolutions and Legislation: Connie Makse; Resolutions: Nordic Model was explained. It targets the buyers of sex. Contact Connie for more back ground information. Please write or email Justice Minister MacKay, 28 Wellington St. Ottawa, Ont. K1A0H8 email: and Alec Atamanenko, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario K1AAO6 email to support the adoption of this law. Legislation: 3 proposed bills have received first reading that relate to human trafficking, child luring and eliminating poverty in Canada. Members were asked to inform Connie if you receive a response from government so she can record the numbers. Parish Activities: Linda Zol; January food donations went to WINS; February goes to United Church Food bank; Sanctuary 4th week of the month (baking); Chili dinner for the needy on Friday, Feb.7 at St. Anthony’s about 5 o’clock. Hosted cooked and served by St. Michael’s staff. Next General meeting - Note: CHANGE OF DAY: MONDAY, March 3 at 5:30. Mardi Gras theme. Pot luck dinner. Members will be contacted by phone call or email with further information. Mark the date on your calendar. Closing prayer: read by Maria Burkholder.

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Our home is a lot more peaceful now, too. It seems like a win-winwin situation, but it doesn’t feel normal not to have our daughter living with us. And one time, she even said she doesn’t consider us her parents anymore, but she still calls us when she needs something. Should my wife and I be concerned about this situation? -Daughter Dilemma Dear Dilemma: No. Some teenagers are more difficult than others, and the relationship with parents is often harder for them to deal with. What your daughter says is less important than what she does. If her

would make my day. Mark your calendar to call Dad or Mom or Grandma. They would be so happy. And here’s the return gift: Seniors -- stay busy. Your children and grandchildren are not responsible for your entertainment. There are senior centers, churches and clubs that you can join. Or volunteer. Your children have jobs, families and responsibilities. Don’t criticize them. They will ask for your opinion if they want it. And to each, remember to say I love you, especially if you haven’t said it for a long time. The first time may be hard, but oh, the wonderful feeling it will leave. -- Happy, Active and Much Loved Senior Dear Happy: You have given wise advice to all age groups, including the idea to consider the needs of others instead of your own. It certainly explains your signa-

ture. Thank you. Dear Annie: Please tell “Perplexed in Pennsylvania” not to worry that her friend keeps forgetting her birthday. Mine is on September 11th, and my brother, sister, aunt, nieces and nephews do not acknowledge it,

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behavior has improved because she no longer feels she has to rebel against you, that is a good thing. We do recommend, however, that you keep interacting with her in a positive way and not only when she calls asking for something. While she is away, we hope you will examine your parenting methods and determine whether there is anything you could do differently to produce a better result. Both too lenient and too strict are not advisable. Your pediatrician can make recommendations, you can ask for books on parenting at your local library or bookstore, and you can also go online. Dear Annie: When my birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas roll around, family members always ask, “What can I get you? You have everything.” The gift that pleases me most is their time. A phone call or visit

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Dear Annie: Our 14-year-old daughter is not a terrible kid -probably just a typical teenage girl. She can be rude and obnoxious, she talks back and curses, and she leaves her room an upside-down mess and is obsessed with her iPhone, constantly posting pictures of herself online and chatting with friends. We have another daughter five years younger. We were concerned she might model her behavior after her older sister, and so we set rules about cursing and using her cellphone. Our 14-year-old could not abide by the new rules, and after much fighting, she decided to move in with her grandparents, who are much more lenient. She’s been there for several weeks, and by all accounts, she is more responsible and respectful to her grandparents than she ever was with us, and they are happy to have her.




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Expect to meet new faces and see new places today, because there is a fresh, exciting quality to this day. Trust your genius-like ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although you might have clever moneymaking ideas today, matters related to cash flow and money are unpredictable. Therefore, keep an eye on your money. Keep your receipts and count your change. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) There is so much energy in the air today! You feel excited, independent and ready for something fresh and new. Expect to meet someone unusual. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although you might choose to withdraw from the busyness of life around you and work alone or behind the scenes, expect a few surprises.

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Today is full of fun detours. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is the classic kind of day to make new friends and meet new people. Someone you already know might say or do something surprising. Be open to the suggestions of others that might affect how you view your future goals. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) People in authority -- bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs -- might throw you a curveball today. This could be pleasant, or not. Stay light on your feet, and be ready to react. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Unexpected travel opportunities might fall into your lap today. However, existing travel plans might change or be canceled or rescheduled. Stay flexible. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Unexpected gifts, goodies and favors from others might come your way today. Keep your pockets open!

However, stay in touch with your bank account to know what is happening. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Spontaneous events and suggestions from others are likely today. Everyone is in a changeable mood. This might affect you, especially if you have plans with partners and close friends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your work routine will be

interrupted today, perhaps through computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages or canceled meetings. Nevertheless, the excitement and buzz in the air will make things interesting. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) An unexpected flirtation might thrill you today. Surprise social invitations might come your way as well. Parents should be vigi-

lant with their kids in order to guard against accidents. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Unexpected company might knock on your door today because something will change your home routine. Unfortunately, small appliances might break down. Grrr. YOU BORN TODAY Many of you are quite psychic and intuitive, which is why you sometimes appear spacey









or otherworldly to others. (Some might be professional psychics.) You have a wonderful imagination, and you know how to visualize. You also have an excellent sense of timing with money and wealth. Good news! This year might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Mary Steenburgen, actress; John Grisham, author; James Dean, actor.

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Our dealership is focused on hiring and retaining the best. As such, we offer market-leading pay and benefits, paid training opportunities, a supportive team and the opportunity to advance.


Daryl Zibin 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Fax: (250) 365-2752 Email:



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When it comes to service, our priority is making sure our customers are pleased, and we understand the importance of quality technicians in meeting that goal. Come join us. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

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North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

**WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

Certified Automotive Service Technician required 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






Sales Representative With critically acclaimed vehicles such as the all-new, award-winning GMC Sierra pickup, Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC’s outlook has never been better. As a result, we’re looking for a capable, personable and motivated sales representative to demonstrate our exciting lineup of vehicles to customers. If you have a deep interest in automobiles and enjoying sharing your passion with others in a genuinely helpful manner, then maybe this position is for you. We provide the kind of training and support to help you succeed, and our compensation and benefits packages rank among the best anywhere. Sales experience is helpful but not necessary. Good communication and computer skills along with a willingness to learn and constantly improve are far better indicators of potential success. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Scott Hutt, Sales Manager 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:


Adopt a Shelter Cat!

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.



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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. fax 1-780-986-7051.

CEDA is Hiring! Shutdown Labourers & Operators Qualifications include: Physically demanding Clean driver’s abstract Travel within Alberta Class 1/3 driver’s license MED 3 boating license To submit resume please visit online:


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Required F/T for Vancouver Outboard. Primary duties will include maintenance troubleshooting and repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems is an asset. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Exc. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume: vancouveroutboard@

Houses For Sale

Friday, February 7, 2014 Trail Times

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Hairstylists The Cutting Edge Hair and Tanning Studio in Creston BC is now offering Hot Head hair extensions. A full set, cut to shape your new look and styled $450. Every 8 weeks extension replacement $70. Call us at 250-428-3488 to book your consultation. It’s worth the drive


Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Stunning Diamond engagement ring princess cut set with gold and palladium. Diamond is nearly flawless and colorless. Appraised at $4100,selling for $2500, OBO. Papers included. Call or text 250 777-1779

Household Services

Food Products

A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

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

Pets & Livestock

DRY LARCH/FIR, split and delivered, FULL cord. $250. 250-367-9538


Feed & Hay


HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316


Merchandise for Sale

1 FULL-EVENT Pass to Tim Horton Brier in Kamloops, March 1-9. 250-367-6679

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014



BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.95/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger Available TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

WANTED: Trailer Park in Nelson area. Have 18 suite apartment best location in Regina or will buy you park outright. Perry 1 306 525-2215

Houses For Sale

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale 2005 SRI Double Wide MODULAR HOME 24x44 in Triangle Gardens. 45 years and up. Vaulted ceiling, open plan, bay window, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, pantry, low maintenance, gas heat, air conditioning, 5 appl’s, UGS, landscaped, covered deck & carport, other features, must see. 250-442-8676

Misc. for Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Interior Exterior Design & Renovations

Call Norman Worsfold: 362-5564 • Cell 368-1850 Serving the community since 1980 All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail 250.368.5000





Sat. Feb. 8 • 11am - 1pm 7141 Wright Way, Waneta $349,000




Genelle $34,900 W NE


Glenmerry $239,900 T E EA M GRLY HO I M FA



Sunningdale $174,900 T GSUDED L INC



Montrose $229,000 NT MI



Salmo $279,900




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SOLD MLS#2216322

Glenmerry $229,000



Montrose $69,000


East Trail $169,900


Sunningdale $249,900


Fruitvale $399,000 E SID EEK CR


Genelle $58,000


Fruitvale $179,000 AN TH ER W T T BE NE




Fruitvale $338,000



Trail $69,900


Warfield $226,900







Montrose $89,000



Fruitvale $299,000 NG LLI ES CA TIRE RE


Fruitvale $485,000




Trail $650,000 60


Trail $69,000









Trail $69,900




Sunningdale $259,900

SOLD MLS#2394515

Glenmerry $209,900 G TIN LIS


Sat. Feb. 8 • 1:30 - 2:30pm Sat. Feb. 8 • 11am - 1pm 3441 Aster Drive, Glenmerry 3421 Laburnum Drive, Glenmerry $199,000 $270,000 OR DF E CE SAL U D RE UICK Q




Fruitvale $199,500


Fruitvale $379,000

Contact Our Realtors


Trail $169,900

Wayne DeWitt...........ext 25 Mario Berno ..............ext 27 cell: 250.368.1027 Tom Gawryletz .........ext 26 cell: 250.368.1436 Dawn Rosin...............ext 24 cell: 250.231.1765 Thea Stayanovich.....ext 28 cell: 250.231.1661

Fred Behrens ............ext 31 cell: 250.368.1268 Keith DeWitt .............ext 30 cell: 250.231.8187 Denise Marchi ..........ext 21 cell: 250.368.1112 Joy DeMelo ...............ext 29 cell: 250.368.1960

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $725/mth + utilities,250-365-5070 leave msg Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $650/mo. 250-362-3316 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. 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. SUNNINGDALE, 1bdrm. bachelor, partly furnished, TV cable included, free use of washer and dryer. Private entrance. NS. NP. $500./mo. 250-368-3055 Sunningdale:2bdrm corner unit,TV cable & heat included & free use of washer and dryer. Avail. Mar.1. 250-368-3055 TRAIL, 1BDRM. Glenmerry. N/P. Utilities included. 250368-1312. TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 TRAIL, well-kept, quiet adult building, walk to Downtown, coin-op laundry, non-smoking. 2Bdrm. available immediately, 1Bdrm. available March 1st. 250-226-6886

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

Shared Accommodation YOUNGISH SENIOR, keeps very clean house, East Trail area preferred. 250-443-4138

Suites, Lower 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


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1252 Bay Avenue, Trail 250.368.5222 1993 Columbia Ave, Rossland 250.362.5200


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

Snowmobiles 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

private party ads only running January and february 2014 Trail 250 368-8551 Rossland 250 362-2183 Castlegar 250 365-6397 Grand Forks 250 442-2191 Nelson 250.352.1890 Boundary Creek 250.445.2233


#A - 1003 Mountainview Road, Rossland



Fully furnished Townhouse at Red! Sleeps 12, double garage, new hot tub, custom built gas fireplace, open concept floor plan and silestone counter tops. Keep it for yourself or enjoy the income from the rental pool.

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


2 bedroom e Condo Sunningdal

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Rossland 199,900


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Trail 125,000

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Warfield 129,000







Trail 109,900 MLS#




Trail 135,000 MLS#

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

Route 344 17 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave Route 345 12 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave Route 348 19 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd Route 346 27 papers 8th, 9th & 10th Ave

Route 369 15 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr, Rosewood Dr Route 375 12 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 379 18 papers Cole St, Nelson Ave Route 380 23 papers Galloway Rd, Mill Rd Route 381 7 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 7 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 384 19 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay

West Trail Route 149 7 papers Binns St, McAnally St, Kitchener Ave

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

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

Fruitvale 149,900




Fruitvale 214,000







Warfield $ 65,000



New Price

Trail 72,000






Warfield $ 49,900


Fruitvale 164,900










CARRIERS NEEDED FOR ROUTES IN ALL AREAS Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153


Friday, February 7, 2014 Trail Times

OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ Experts OPEN HOUSE


600 Centre Avenue, Castlegar


3 bdrm 1.5 bath in a very desirable South Castlegar neighbourhood. Hardwood flooring, single car garage, fenced yard and pool all await you! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Saturday Feb 8th 11am-1pm

3554 Mayflower Road, Krestova

1120 Warren Street, Trail

Well cared-for mobile home with several upgrades including roof, laminate flooring and a cozy pellet stove. The 2.51 acre level parcel is mostly fenced with a guest cottage, a garden with greenhouse, chicken coop and storage shed. 40’ x 24’ shop with new woodstove. Call today.

Great rental package! Upstairs suite features laminate flooring, 2 bedrooms, bright and airy feel, and a great view! Downstairs suite is a compact 1 bdrm. Also includes a vacant 120 x 100 lot with off-street parking! Both suites current rent totals $1050.

5 bdrms, 2.5 baths, large family room with a fireplace, summer kitchen, all on a large treed lot (just under 1/2 acre), with a two car car-port. This is a great home offering lots of space and privacy.

Call Terry A. (250) 231-1101

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Jodi 250-231-2331



60 Lodden Road, Fruitvale


1205 Green Avenue, Trail 5 bedroom/2 bath home with new kitchen and awesome views! Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Thinking of moving?

8412 Theatre Road, Trail

2149A St. Paul Street, Rossland

REALTOR® for your personal viewing.

Newer 4 bdrm home on 0.87 acre private lot. This home offers private entrance, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and gorgeous gas fireplace with antique mantle. Also included is a large (22x28) insulated shop. Call now!

This is a unique fully furnished turn-ofthe-century home, featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home has been renovated and restored with style and taste adding to its original character.

Adorable 3 bdrm home with new wood stove, covered parking, amazing views and hardwood floors. New vapor barrier installed as well as ceiling insulation. Cute, cozy, partially fenced yard with flower gardens and a large wood shed.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Perfection! This gorgeous home built in 2009 has it all, 3 bdrms 4 baths, 9 foot ceilings, granite countertops, hard wood, man cave, double garage, and so much more!! All this and situated on a beautifully, landscaped, private lot close to all amenities. You must see to believe!

This 2-3 bedroom home features remodeled kitchen, newer flooring on main and great gas fireplace. Most windows are upgraded and home is bright and open. Gorgeous yard with private sun deck and single car garage. Call your

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153




Saturday, February 8

11am-1pm 3894 Carnation Drive, Trail


3 bdrm/2 bath home in Glenmerry- this home offers a great open layout on the main floor, recent new flooring/tile gives you the inspiration to remodel and update this very well built home to your taste - city green space next door- very clean and quick possession available. Call your REALTOR® for your viewing!



Tranquility awaits! You will love the open feel of this 3 bdrm , 1.5 bath home with beautiful new gourmet kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, and tons of upgrades. Call today!

1880A Kootenay Avenue, Rossland

314 Montcalm Road, Warfield

310 Sylvia Crescent, Trail



360 - 2nd Avenue, Rivervale


Saturday Feb 8 10am-12pm



Call me for a FREE market evaluation today! Call Art (250) 368-8818


REDUCE 0 0 0 , 0 2 $

Call Mark (250) 231-5591



Lot 2, Redstone Drive, Rossland


1200 2nd Ave & 1352 Taylor St, Trail

1740 Thompson Avenue, Rossland



Brand new spacious home at an affordable price. This 3 bdrm home has enclosed parking for up to 4 cars and the inside finishes include granite top kitchen counters and hardwood floors. Call your REALTOR(R) for more information or a personal tour.

Fresh paint, new windows, new roof in 2011, a great family layout 2 baths, 3 bdrms and a den or fourth bedroom downstairs. The back yard is fenced and has a greenhouse for an early start in spring. If you are looking for great value you owe it to your family to see this home.

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Bill (250) 231-2710

Opportunity is knocking! Not only do you buy a cute and cozy 2 bdrm home, but at this amazing price you also purchase a separate approx 250 sq. ft. building. This building is perfect for a home based business, a studio, a shop or whatever needs you may have. Call now! Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Trail Daily Times, February 07, 2014  

February 07, 2014 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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