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Area D taxes could rise in 2014
TURNING ON THE TAP: City’s CAO fills in the blanks on the controversial water meter project CRAIG LINDSAY LINDSAY CRAIG
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With the the recent recent uproar uproar With over council’s council’s decision decision to to over install water water meters, meters, the the install Gazette sat sat down down with with Doug Doug Gazette Allin, city chief administraAllin, city chief administrative officer, officer, to to discuss discuss the the tive issue and and ask ask many many of of the the issue questions that that have have been been questions brought up up recently recently by by the the brought public. public. Gazette: How How many many other other Gazette: communities in in B.C. B.C. have have communities
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Rural Grand Grand Forks Forks Rural taxes could be rising taxes could be rising slightly this this year year for for slightly Area D D residents, residents, Area according to the according to the regional district’s draft regional district’s draft five-year financial financial plan plan five-year for 2014-2018. 2014-2018. for At aa town town hall hall meetmeetAt ing in Grand Forks on ing in Grand Forks on Feb. 11, 11, the the Regional Regional Feb. District of of Kootenay Kootenay District Boundary (RDKB) (RDKB) prepreBoundary sented the upcoming sented the upcoming budget as as well well as as the the budget five-year financial financial plan plan five-year for 2014-18. 2014-18. for The total tax tax paid paid The total by Area Area D D residents residents by (rural Grand Grand Forks) Forks) (rural will go go from from $1,195,939 $1,195,939 will in 2013 2013 to to aa proposed proposed in $1,229,441 in in 2014, 2014, $1,229,441 accounting for accounting for aa $33,502 rise rise overall. overall. $33,502 That means means on on an an That average $200,000 average $200,000 assessed property, assessed property, taxes could could rise rise from from taxes $609.88 to $625.65. $609.88 to $625.65. Presenting the the budbudPresenting get was was John John MacLean, MacLean, get chief administrative administrative chief officer for the RDKB. RDKB. officer for the MacLean said said they they MacLean expect the the budget budget to to expect mostly hold hold the the line line in in mostly the coming coming year. year. the He said said they they have have He tried to to keep keep the the budbudtried get requests requests to to aa simisimiget lar amount amount as as last last year. year. lar “There are are aa few few “There areas where where the the electelectareas ed officials have ed officials have agreed to, or are at agreed to, or are at least contemplating, contemplating, least increases for for certain certain increases projects,” he he pointed pointed projects,” out. out.
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water meters? meters? water Allin: I’ve I’ve got got aa list list of of Allin: approximately 120 120 municimuniciapproximately palities in in B.C. B.C. (out (out of of palities around 190) 190) that that vary vary on on the the around type of of metering metering they they have. have. type They go go from from universally universally They metered (Abbotsford, metered (Abbotsford, Armstrong, Barriere, Barriere, for for Armstrong, example) to to partial partial metermeterexample) ing, which which is is what what Grand Grand ing, Forks currently has. Forks currently has. We already already have have meters meters We for institutional, institutional, industrial industrial for and commercial commercial in in our our comcomand
munity and and we we have have had had munity them in in for for aa number number of of them years. years. Gazette: What What are are the the benbenGazette: efits of of using using residential residential efits water meters? meters? water Allin: It’s It’s more more of of aa comcomAllin: munity benefit. munity benefit. Number 11 is is long-term long-term Number protection of of the the aquifer; aquifer; to to protection reduce our our water water consumpconsumpreduce tion from from the the aquifer; aquifer; tion Number 22 is is aa reduction reduction Number in our our consumption; consumption; In In peak peak in periods, our our pumps pumps are are runrunperiods,
ning at at maximum maximum capacity. capacity. ning It would would be be like like driving driving It down the the highway highway in in secsecdown ond gear. ond gear. We know know what what the the RPMs RPMs We would be be for for that that car. car. It It would would be be working working really really would hard. We We want want to to put put it it to to aa hard. point where where our our pumps pumps are are point working at at maximum maximum effieffiworking ciency. It It would would be be like like ciency. they’re going in fourth gear. they’re going in fourth gear. So they’re they’re almost almost cruising; cruising; So
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There will will be be no no boats boats sailing sailing from from these these docks docks on on Christina Christina Lake. Lake. It It has has been been many many years years since since the the big, big, warm warm lake lake has has frozen frozen so so There solid with with ice. ice. solid
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Spray park pursued by service group CRAIG LINDSAY LINDSAY CRAIG
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Approval has has been been given given for for the the Approval Grand Forks Forks Rotary Rotary Club Club to to build build aa Grand spray park park in in the the city. city. spray Rotarian Lynne Burch gave gave aa prepreRotarian Lynne Burch sentation to to council council during during the the comcomsentation mittee of of the the whole whole meeting meeting on on Feb. Feb. 11 11 mittee about aa possible possible water water spray spray park park the the about
club is is hoping hoping to to build build in in City City Park. Park. club Burch said said in in July July Grand Grand Forks Forks Burch Rotary president president Wendy Wendy McCulloch McCulloch Rotary asked her her and and her her husband husband Jim Jim to to look look asked into the the feasibility feasibility of of aa water water spray spray into park for for children children of of the the city. city. park “We spent spent summers summers looking looking at at difdif“We ferent spray parks and doing some ferent spray parks and doing some research with with RecTech RecTech Industries, Industries, research which is is aa spray spray park park equipment equipment supsupwhich
plier,” she she said. said. plier,” Burch said said they they met met with with represenrepresenBurch tatives from from RecTech RecTech in in December December and and tatives were given three different concepts. were given three different concepts. “Council told told us us they they were were interestinterest“Council ed in in pursuing pursuing concept concept three three which which is is ed the elaborate elaborate spray spray park,” park,” she she said. said. the “Now we we just just need need to to raise raise the the money.” money.” “Now
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Sons of Freedom ask to emigrate to Russia 1909 Lena Duthie, the greatest living exponent of Scottish and Irish song, performed in Grand Forks, singing and doing character sketches of national life in costume. 1919 Corporal J.D. Hunter of Grand forks came home after four and one-half years in service. He went to France with the famous ﬁrst contingent. 1924 P.H. McCurrach of the Greenwood government ofﬁce was appointed registrar for the Grand Forks-Greenwood electoral district. 1929 Five members of the Sons of Freedom were conﬁned to Nelson jail for interfering with school activities at Brilliant, Glade and Pass Creek. They all chose a jail term over a ﬁne. 1934 The engagement was announced of Midd Edith Reid, of Fauquier, to James Walker of London, England. The Reids were former residents of Grand Forks. 1939 Tom Savin was brought to police court for refusing to register the birth of a child. Papers were sent to him for registering the birth, but he refused, stating that Sons of Freedom didn’t believe it. 1949 The logging truck of Percy Wilkes was badly damaged by ﬁre when the engine burst into ﬂames two miles east of Grand Forks.
particleboard producer employing about 65 people, has gone into receivership. Parta Manager Paul Verigin said that “the receivership is a voluntary and planned one, and one that allows Parta to continue operations.”
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1954 The tax rate for 1954 was lowered by three mills, bringing the rate down to 67 mills. 1959 Stefan Sorokin, spiritual leader of the Sons of Freedom, said that they had received no answer on their request to be allowed to emigrate to Russia. 1964 The reason for the lateness of the paper this week is the installation of a new three and one-half ton Heidelberg KORD offset press, which was installed on Tuesday. 1974 It was learned that, at this time, the Department of Highways is not willing to sell the land and buildings it is vacating in downtown Grand Forks. 1979 Grand Forks council denied a request from the Rural Fire Protection District to extend city ﬁre protection services to four speciﬁed rural areas located immediately adjacent to the city boundaries. 1984 Parta Industries Ltd., a Grand Forks
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1989 At the Boundary Bit n’ Bridle 4-H Club speak-offs, Jeff Schnieder was the senior winner. Also competing were Lisa Weiss, Jennifer Lucke, Shawna Keep and Christy Beliveau. 1994 Members of the Boundary Round Table will meet next week to discuss land use around the upper Burrell Creek, an area on the eastern boundary of the proposed Granby Wilderness area. 1999 Canadian Paciﬁc Railway donated about 1,600km of old railgrade to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. The rails should be enough to help local trail organizers complete a path through the Boundary. 2004 Extra Foods Store Manager Don Kesterling looked on as Grand Forks Mayor Jake Raven welcomed Extra Foods into Grand Forks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 19. 2009 The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) announced that the Boundary SPCA shelter on Donaldson Drive will be closed in April 2009 due to a decline in funding and volunteer support.
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POLICE BRIEFS Single MVA On Feb. 19 at 4:27 p.m., there was a single motor vehicle accident reported on AthelsonHartford Road. “The person came around the corner and the road had iced up at that particular location,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “The driver lost control, hit the ditch and rolled his truck.” There were no injuries to the driver or the passenger, both of whom were from Grand Forks. The vehicle was a 2003 Chevy pick-up truck. Stolen motorbike On Feb. 21 at 2:37 p.m., RCMP received a report of a stolen motorcycle from a residence on Eighth Street in Grand Forks. “Some time over night between two in the morning and two in the afternoon, it was reported that an off-road motorcycle dirt bike, black in colour with a chrome motor, was stolen from a residence,” said Harrison. The police chief added that the motorcycle was put together with parts so there was no model number attached or value. Anyone with information is urged to call Grand Forks RCMP or CrimeStoppers. Accident by Phoenix Mountain On Feb. 23 at 4:26 p.m., RCMP received a report of a single motor vehicle accident on Highway 3 at the turnoff for Phoenix Mountain Road. “A grey Honda Civic was found about five feet down on an eastbound embankment,” said Harrison. The driver and passenger were seen by ambulance and released with no injuries. “It appears the driver applied his brakes (to avoid) the vehicles in front of him and spun out of control and the car slid down the embankment on its wheels. It didn’t flip out.” Harrison said speed was not a factor but road conditions were.
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“The steady costs are normal operation costs for things like the Grand Forks arena, the Grand Forks curling club, the pool, the recreation programming. Those are all fairly steady costs.” MacLean said what changes from year-to-year are projects
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On Aug. 12, 2012, a happy family reunion on the links at Christina Lake could have been dramatically different had three golfers not initiated the chain of survival— early recognition of sudden cardiac arrest, calling 9-1-1 and applying CPR—for a family member and fellow golfer. Golfer Peter Szumik was trying for eagle on the third hole when he suddenly col-
like the Saddle Lake regional park project. “We typically don’t spend a lot of money on regional parks, but the Saddle Lake park is a new project and is something we’ll have to invest some money in the next couple of years.” MacLean said the RDKB must have their financial plan adopted by the end of March and it is then submitted to the provincial gov-
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lapsed. His brother-in-law Tom Wynn was beside him and immediately called for help. Peter’s wife Sherrie had been travelling near him in fellow golfer Bob Black’s golf cart when they saw him on the green and not moving. Bob immediately ran over to Peter and began CPR as others called 9-1-1 to dispatch BC Ambulance Service paramedics and first responders. Bob and Tom were
ernment. “For the rural areas, the province surveyor of taxer sends out the tax notices and collects those funds that we ask,” he said. “We also send a requisition request to the member municipalities such as Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway (for their cost of the shared services). We ask them to collect that money from their taxpayers.”
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Peter, who resides in Camrose, Alta., has made a remarkable recovery, still plays golf and is thankful to Bob, Chris and Tom for saving his life with CPR. “A sudden cardiac arrest victim is four times more likely to survive if they receive CPR from a bystander,” said BCAS South Okanagan superintendent Les Cleverly. The BCAS Vital Link Award was given to Christina Lake residents Bob Black and Tom Wynn.
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Proposed 2014 budget • Electoral area admin $4,040,859 (up $301,213) x = $591,212/$611,725 Property taxes • GF Arena $2,732,555 x = $586,094/$618,764 Tax for Area D Assessment Base $906,257 (up $42,876) x = $392,188,859/$393,010,556 Top expenses, Area D Blended Rate per $1,000 x = (2013 vs. 2014) x = 3.0494/3.1283 • GF Aquatic Centre Cost for $200,000 property x = $717,087/$790,941 $609.88 (2013)/$625.65 (2014) Source: Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
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quickly joined by Peter’s other brother-in-law, Chris Wynn, who learned CPR on the spot from Bob and took turns until Fire Chief Ken Gresley-Jones and paramedics Jill Price and Wayne Hajdasz arrived. Now retired, Black learned CPR while working at Cominco in Trail. “I shouted ‘he’s not gone’ to the dispatcher and knew that we could keep CPR going until help arrived. I’ve never been so relieved to hear a siren.”
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t’s official. The Border Bruins season has ended after the team failed to capitalize on a strong first half of the season. The team struggled to find cohesion, discipline and subsequent success after losing their coach to Trail and several key players to injury. The fact the Bruins lost their last eight games to end the season was discouraging, but you can’t dismiss the team’s earlier success. Veteran players such as Jackson Purvis, Connor Gross and Nathan Cory all had good seasons, as did both goalies, Dominic Stadnyk and Kai MacDonald, who faced a lot of rubber. The younger players, such as Max Newton, Dakota Kittle and big defenceman Reid Robertson, showed promise and will hopefully become stronger factors for Grand Forks in the future. It’s unfortunate in a town whose residents often complain of a lack of something to do, that there isn’t better support at the games. With attendance averaging around 150 for most of the home games, the Bruins surely trend near the bottom of the league for attendance. And the sad thing was the team was in the playoff hunt right until the end of January. It’s unfortunate when you consider how often the Bruin players were out in the community volunteering at events such as the Halloween Howl, Reach a Reader and Winterfest to name just a few. Even with the February losses, this Bruin team won more games this year than any previous Grand Forks team since 2007-08. They were also in the middle of a playoff race for the first team since 199697. Let’s hope for the next year, the coach and general manager is able to build on the good work started by Nick Deschenes at the start of the season and again bring in some talent to work with. It would be nice for the fans who do come out regularly to cheer the boys on to see a strong product on the ice all season long in the fall.
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Independence, self reliance not innate characteristics second opinion JIM HOLTZ
How ironic. An authentic scientist, theoretical physicist Michio Karu, predicts that we may all have to wear tinfoil hats in the future to keep our thoughts from being stolen. That’s right, Karu speculates that all those crazed paranoid schizophrenics that we made fun of in countless B movies and TV programs may have been right all along. However, in Kaku’s new book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, it isn’t aliens who will be trying to read our minds, but fellow humans and their corporate overlords. Already, he says, scientific researchers are analyzing and interpreting the electromagnetic field that is created by our brains and deciphering
our thoughts, though they have to stick electrodes into the grey matter to do it, but he suggests that it may not be too long before it can all be done wirelessly. And then watch out. You think that your privacy is being invaded now, wait until Google, CSIS and the CIA can read your thoughts from an overhead drone. After that it is only a matter of time before Target and Costco will know what you came to buy as soon as you walk through the door. In fact, you may not have to leave your car. Imagine driving up to the take-out window at Tim Hortons, rolling down your window so the automatic brain reader can get a clear signal and picking up your muffin and double-double without having to say a word! Fantastic! In a separate but related piece of speculation, journalist Adam Bisby ponders the way that parents, schools and other public institutions are eavesdropping on our children.
In his article Never a private moment (Vancouver Sun, February 22, 2014), Bisby writes that the latest trends in parental control include 24/7 monitoring of a child’s location via GPS devices attached to children’s clothes and backpacks and the constant surveillance of them via video cameras located throughout the home. Combined with the everpresent video surveillance now common in schools and public places, Bisby wonders if the end result will be a generation of children so used to adult supervision that they lack the ability to think and make decisions independently. The troubling part is that there appear to be few questioning these developments. The need for constant contact via social media that we see around us, and the related need for collective approval and support for every action from fashion choices to political expressions, combined with the acceptance of the increased intrusion on privacy should all be raising a few
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doubts. Yet most people say that they don’t mind increased surveillance because they have nothing to hide; plus they argue that the safety of their children requires knowing what the kids are doing at all times, and they insist that it is a real benefit to have Internet businesses keeping track of their purchases, interests and Google searches because it helps them save time and money. Independence, self-reliance and individuality are not innate characteristics. They are culturally derived and can be sustained or diminished. In the past, nations have been led and societies advanced by men and women who possessed those characteristics. Given the challenges that the future appears to hold for us, we probably should be trying to increase their number, not reduce it. No doubt George Orwell would have agreed. Jim Holtz is a Boundarybased writer.
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Calling for recall of mayors and councilors To the Editor: On Feb. 11 I attended a city council meeting at which time the people’s petition on imposition of water meters was discussed. I, like most people in attendance, was most disappointed that council set aside the wishes of the people who had signed the petition (500 of us) and decided to continue with their plans to impose water meters. Since August 2013 I have been corresponding with the premier, Christie Clark, our MLA, Linda Larson, and the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Coralee Oakes, with regard to grants to municipalities. I would encourage others who are unhappy with their experience at council’s Feb. 11 meeting to do likewise. Following is an excerpt of the text of my Jan. 28 email to the provincial government:
“It is good to hear negotiations are underway with regard to infrastructure grant funding from Provincial and Federal governments. “It would be so much more helpful to emphasize during those negotiations that there should be no strings attached to any such grants from the Provincial and Federal governments ... Grand Forks cannot afford the assets it currently possesses, nor can it afford new tax burdens acquired via new assets demanded by Provincial or Federal governments. “An example of this is the B.C. Provincial government insisting Grand Forks purchase and install water meters throughout town before they will consider any infrastructure grant request from Grand Forks in 2014. “With regard to your suggestion I share my comments with elected officials in Grand Forks,
please be advised that Council, under the leadership of Mayor Taylor, has adamantly refused to hear any opposing points of view since Spring 2009. “Any opposition voiced or in writing gets brushed off, and Council proceeds to do as they please despite the wishes of the people. “Petitions, Alternate Approval Process, Referendums, speaking at Council meetings and sending written comments to Council have all proven ineffective to date. “One can only hope and pray that representatives elected in November 2014 will be more responsive to the wishes and needs of the voters and tax payers they are supposed to represent. Is there any possibility of having recall of Mayors and Councillors inserted into the Municipal Elections Act?” Sylvia Treptow,
Clear demand genetic resources remain a public good To the Editor: Bill C-18, an omnibus bill, the Agricultural Growth Act, went to Parliament for first reading Dec. 9, 2013. While Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz claims to be working for farmers, the bills he
brings to Parliament actually take power and wealth from farmers and give it to multinational chemical companies. Passing Bill C-18 would make Canada compliant with UPOV ‘91, a much more restrictive form
of Plant Breeders’ Rights than we currently have. The Canadian public clearly demanded that genetic resources remain a public good. Bill C-18, in fact, also empowers government to remove,
restrict or limit the farmer’s seed-saving privilege by passing regulations, a process that can happen quickly and without public debate. Bill C-18 must be stopped. Jane Marshall, Midway
To the Editor: Kudos to the 502 citizens who signed the petition regarding water meter installation and to the many who helped circulate it. Kudos also to the many who took the time to attend the council meetings, whether there to simply listen to the discussion or to voice concerns, their action was a true example of democracy in action. Kudos, also, to those who wouldn’t sign the petition and politely explained why; they too, were exercising their democratic right. Kudos to mayor and council for setting aside protocol, to provide sufficient time for concerns to be voiced. Most citizens, by now, know council failed to put a moratorium on meter installation. One might think that the effort of many concerned citizens was a failure. However, that’s far from the truth. In a short two weeks through the efforts of concerned citizens, much smoke and many mirrors, behind which our council has been operating, have been pushed aside. The truth revealed is the fact that we have an extremely desperate council, one that has suddenly come to the realization that our community has a “rotten” infrastructure ready to implode, a problem that can no longer be glossed over; a council so desperate and so cash strapped that it will grasp at any straw to try to wind its way out of a mess, a mess that this council and previous councils created. Also revealed was a council that is willing to stretch the truth to the point of leading the public to believe that they have $1.3 million from the Gas Tax Fund to pay for meter installation. In reality they only received $212,622.30 from that fund and it was not specifically targeted for meters. Their application for a grant of $1.3 million was rejected. From what pocket will they pull out the remainder of the money to install meters? Our councils have been too busy buying and selling real estate, playing musical chairs with court houses, museum and art gallery. They were too busy creating a town square and paving “environment friendly” trails. And they were too busy creating logos and brands, counting deer, putting “lipstick” on our downtown core and creating glossy folders for their lofty plans. How could they be expected to remember the most important plan of all, the common sense plan? Every prudent homeowner knows that if a window breaks in one’s home you replace it right away, you don’t wait to replace it when all the windows are broken. Where has common sense gone? Frank Triveri, Grand Forks
Thumbs Up to random acts of kindness in the community Thumbs down for the clogged drains around town that create pools of water on the side roads. Thumbs up to the GEM Theatre for the donation of T-shirts to Boundary Family and Individual Services Society. Thank you for supporting Success By Six and the children and youth of the Boundary area. Thumbs up to Buy-Low Foods for saving vegetable and food scraps for farmers to feed livestock—therefore, no waste and great recycling. Thumbs up to our local Overwaitea Store for their most generous donation of meat to Whispers of Hope. Much appreciated by all staff and guests.
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• The Discover Rock Creek Society meets in the West Boundary Elementary School Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. • The monthly general meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion is held at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Lounge open daily at 2:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. • Blessings Boutique from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free lunch, Gospel Chapel. Contact Tammy Battersby at 250-443-1295. • Caregivers Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 7 to 9pm. There is an exception for the month of August meets at 5pm instead. For additional information contact Frani at 250-442-5320. Every Tuesday • Learn sign language at the Grand Forks Public Library every Tuesday to Dec. 17, 2013 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Class open to all ages. No registration required. Drop-in anytime. Class is free but a food donation box will be available if you wild like to help out in that way. For information about the class, call Leanne or Tammy at Sunshine Valley Community Services at 250-4423335 ext. 211. • Girls in Action (Pioneer Clubs) meet at the Gospel Chapel, 7048 Donaldson, Grand Forks from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact Dianna Borthwick at 250-442-5376. (Girls grades 2 to 7). • Prayer Canada meets from 12 - 1 p.m. at gallery 2 in the meeting room. New members welcome. • Breastfeeding Café, 10 - 11 a.m. Granville Family Centre, 1200 Central Ave. For anyone interested in breastfeeding: a breastfeeding mom, pregnant woman, or grandmother, aunt, sister or friend of a breastfeeder. Come for support, learning, sharing. Call Public Health at 250-443-3150 or Cynthia at 250-442-5355. • Chess Club - from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. All ages welcome. • Figure Drawing/Painting Group meets 5:30-7:30 at gallery 2. Artists bring their own materials. Easels available. Schedule sometimes changes so please call Nora first if you plan to drop by. No membership free, but $20 per month or a $5 drop-in fee collected to pay models. For information call gallery 2 at 250-442-2211 or Nora at 250-442-3668. • The Sunshine Quilters of Grand Forks meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Focus on Fibre building on Donaldson Drive. For more info call Kim at 250-442-8802. • Scrabble at the Grand Forks Public Library
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BULLETIN BOARD Shriners Care Cruiser Program Shriners Care Cruisers provide transportation for physically challenged children patients and their parents to hospital for treatment; since 2002, the program has included B.C. Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and other regional hospitals including the Kootenays - requiring service. You must make a reservation. Coaches aren’t dispatched unless pick-ups or dropoffs are confirmed. For a reservation and full schedule of days and times in the Boundary, call toll-free 1-800-661-KIDS. Senior Citizens Advocacy Group The Council of Senior Citizens Organization (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “the quality of life” for all seniors. Seniors organizations, associations and individual members wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members, call Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734; fax: 604576-9733 or email: email@example.com. Meals on Wheels – West Boundary From Parkview Manor, Midway. Hot and nutritious meals are available to all seniors in the West Boundary. Please contact 250449-2842 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Meals on Wheels – Grand Forks Hot and Nutritious meals delivered to your home 5 days a week. $6 a meal. Please contact Jenna or Barbara at 250-443-0006 Monday - Friday. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY at 8 p.m. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory - 7269 - 9th St. WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) at 8 p.m. at Anglican Church rear basement 7252 - 7th St. THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) at 8 p.m. at Anglican Church rear basement - 7252 - 7th St. Phone 250-4423839 or 250-442-8797. 2nd Monday Every Month • Grand Forks Hospital Auxiliary meets in the Hospital Board Room at 2 p.m. New members are welcome. For info call 250442-0323. 3rd Monday Every Month • The Alzheimer/Dementia support groups meet every 3rd Monday every month, from 7 - 9 p.m. For more information please contact Frani 250-442-5320.
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from 1-3 p.m. • CAN/AM Women’s closed AA meetings, 11 a.m. to noon at the Anglican Church Basement. • Crib at the Legion Hall starts 6:30 p.m. sharp. • Grand Forks Air Cadets meet at the Legion from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This organization promotes leadership skills, camaraderie and working together as a team. New members always welcome. Join the fun. Contact Jim: 1-866-447-9304 or Janice 250-442-5732. • St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Boundary Branch meeting 7 p.m. at 8008 Donaldson Drive. • Grand Forks Contract Bridge Club meets at Anglican Church at 7 p.m.; all welcome. For info or reservations call Al at 250-442-2525. • Grand Forks Pipes & Drums practices 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 101 at GFSS. Beginning and experienced pipers and drummers invited to join. Lessons by arrangement. Inquiries, please call 250-442-1249. • AA (open) meeting in Greenwood at the McArthur Centre, at 8 p.m. Contact 250446-2249 or 442-0072. • Pioneer Girls/Girls in Action - Gospel Chapel 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Eileen Gobbett at 250-442-2417. • TOPS is the weight loss support group of choice for thousands. Join us and you will see why. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m.; meeting to follow, at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive, Room 302). Questions? Call Frances at 250-442-0638. • Community Learning Place – dropin – from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. Come for help with reading, writing, basic computer, test preparation, citizenship study. This program is a partnership between CBAL and the Grand Forks Public Library. • Kettle River Runners: your friendly Grand Forks running club meets for a group run every Tuesday throughout the fall and winter at 5 p.m. at the aquatic centre. Runs are generally 5 to 8 km in length, and the group splits into runners of similar ability. Further information about club events are posted on our website: www.kettleriverrunners. shawwebspace.ca. 1st Tuesday Every Month • Satsang Buddhist Group meets at Selkirk College from 7 - 8 p.m. For information call 1-800-336-6015. Everyone welcome. • Grand Forks Elks #493 meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Slavonic Hall at 686-72nd Ave in Grand Forks (except for July & August). New members and volunteers welcome. Contact Larry Jmaiff 250-442-2856; Roy Stevenson 250-442-5260 or Shawna Schuh 250-442-4276. For more info: www.elkscanada.org. We look forward to participating in fundraisers for the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children and opportunities
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to socialize. • Grand Forks Search & Rescue meets at 6:30 p.m. at Nursery Fire Hall. New members welcome. Call Barry at 250-442-5818 for more information. Every 2nd Tuesday • Granby Wilderness Society meets at 7 p.m. at Boundary Museum (6145 Reservoir Rd). Contact 250-442-7733. 2nd Tuesday Every Month • Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch 59 meets at the Legion Hall at 1 p.m. • Resident Free Masons in the Grand Forks and Christina Lake area join our Harmony Lodge No. 37 in Grand Forks. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Mason hall on Market Ave. Visitations with view to affiliation welcome. Call Gord at 250-442-3218 for information. Every Thursday • Bored Room Bistro Texas Hold’ em Poker at 6:30 p.m. 607 - 8th Ave., Midway, B.C. Free! • Join the new seniors “fun” singing group. Sing songs from bygone eras at Seniors’ Hall in City Park at 9:45 a.m. Visit, have coffee and sing. Contact Liz at 250-4425516. Senior’s drop-in fee $1. • Bingo at the Legion! Doors open at 5:45 p.m., game starts at 6:45 p.m. • Opt Clinic (Planned Parenthood) is held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boundary Medical Clinic. • Drop-in Crib is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1:30 p.m. • The CanCan Troupe practices from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church on 7th St. Contact Mona at 250-442-2237 or Mel at 250-447-2614. • Pioneer Clubs - Girls In Action (grades 1 7), meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call Lee Anna Klassen at 250-442-5502. Every 2nd Thursday NFB Films at the Grand Forks Public Library. We will be showing films every second Thursday. 1st Thursday Every Month • King Edward Masonic Lodge meets in Greenwood at 7:30 p.m. Reputed to be the most successful & vibrant “small” lodge in B.C. Want to know more? Like to attend a “no cost to you” dinner either in November or April? Call Peter Smith at 250-442-5769. • Members of Hardy View Lodge Auxiliary continue to meet the at 2 p.m. in the lodge auxiliary room. Following the monthly birthday celebration the auxiliary gathers for a short meeting (except July & August). We welcome new people to join us. For information call Vi at 250-442-5998 or Dora at 250-442-8108. 2nd Thursday Every Month • Welcome to the Dutch Koffie Club at Jogas Espresso Café at 10 a.m. Come and enjoy some camaraderie. For info contact Bertha at 250-442-8466.
• Pot-luck is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 12:00 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursday Every Month • Grand Forks Fly Tying Club meets at 7 p.m. at Kingfisher Fly and Tackle Shop. All welcome to join. For information call Lawrence at King Fisher Fly & Tackle 250442-3011. • The Boundary Peace Initiative meets at 7 p.m. at the Slavonic Centre. Contact Laura at 250-442-0434. Every Friday • Boundary Bandits Car Club meets at Tastie Treat at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Ownership of an old car/truck is not necessary for membership. Call Jack at 250-442-3502. • Youth Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive) for grades 8-12. For more info call 250-442-5148. • The Youth Group at River Valley Community Church meets at 7 p.m. For information call 250-442-8456. • Narcotics Anonymous (open) meeting is held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (basement), 7252 7th St., at 8 p.m. • Drop-in carpet bowling is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1 p.m. • Storytime at the Grand Forks Public Library is held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. All ages welcome, no pre-registration necessary. • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s in Greenwood. TBA for Midway. Contact Wendy at 250-449-2809. • “Are you troubled by someone’s drinking?” Al Anon meets at noon at the Catholic Church Rectory 7269 - 9th St., Grand Forks. For information call Liz at 250-442-5654 or Lewis G. at 250-447-2668. • Blessings Boutique from noon to 3:45 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel. Contact Tammy Battersby at 250-443-1295. 1st Friday of the Month • Open Mic –7 p.m. at Kocomo’s in Grand Forks. 250-442-5558. 1st and 3rd Friday of the Month Greenwood Legion Branch #155. 7 - 11 p.m. Karaoke Night. 2nd Friday of the Month • The Grand Forks Wildlife Association meets at the Wildlife Hall at 7 p.m. Members and new members welcome - memberships can be purchased from Peter at the Wildlife Hall. • B.C. Retired Government Employees Association Branch 400 Grand Forks holds a luncheon meeting each month except July and August. All B.C. government retired employees are welcome. For information and location call 250-442-5783. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month • The Grand Forks Trap Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Wildlife Range. For more information call 250-442-8424.
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Trail system work continues: Zorn CRAIG LINDSAY
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The Grand Forks ATV Club held a member appreciation banquet on Saturday night at the Legion. More than 50 members were on hand to partake in dinner, draw prizes, and listen to several speakers including representatives from the B.C. Wildlife Federation and ATV BC. Cody Zorn, president of the GF ATV Club, told the Gazette that the banquet is a way for the club to show appreciation for all their members. “We had Ken Sward from the B.C. Wildlife Federation,” said Zorn. “We had Terry Wardrop from ATV BC, he’s the land use coordinator. He’s worked with us before on a couple of different projects that have dealt with land issues and ATV access. As well, we talked about some of the projects we are working on.” The top project the club is working on is a proposed trail system east of Grand Forks. “It’s up in the Gilpin area near Stewart Creek,” said Zorn. “We’re trying to partner with the City of Grand
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Greenwood resident and ATV enthusiast Barry Noll spoke at the Grand Forks ATV Club’s appreciation banquet about the proposed new Greenwood ATV Club.
Forks and Christina Lake.” Zorn said the major difficulty heading forward is funding. “Every organization has trouble with funding,” he said. “But we’ve had success with getting funding and we look forward to doing more projects this year.” Zorn said the club has been approved to proceed with enhancements to the Bluejoint recreation site just north of Grand Forks. “In the new year we’ll be working with B.C. Parks and Recreation to start looking at how we’re going to develop
that and the camping and recreation opportunities for that site,” he added. The Grand Forks ATV Club has around 80 members. Zorn said the board meets about four times per year. The club also hosts several rides during the summer with upwards of 15 quads and 20 members hitting the trails. Zorn said the club looks to work with other user groups in sharing trails and enjoying the outdoors. “The club has a real positive outlook on the recreation opportunities in the area,” he said. “We’ve been really pushing to work with other groups in the area to better the trail system for everyone. We have instigated, along with the Grand Forks Community Trails Society, the Boundary Country Trails Agreement.” The agreement is a document which has been signed by 15-20 different groups pledging to work together. “There’s been some clashing in the past so we’re trying to increase communication and work together with people rather than fighting,” said Zorn. Check out the club on their website at gfatv.ca.
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City wades into phase 2 downtown CRAIG LINDSAY
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The wrap was taken off the proposed plan for phase two of the city’s downtown beautification project last week at gallery 2. The first phase, which was completed last spring, saw new painted crosswalks, and new planters and benches and more on or near Market. The second phase will expand the beautification into other parts of downtown. Starting in the spring, work will be completed on Market Avenue and will start on 72nd Avenue, as well as Second to Fifth streets with new benches, improved lighting, bike racks, hanging baskets, painted crosswalks, landscaping and planters. “We had a steady stream of people from 2 p.m. until around 6 p.m.,” said Mayor Brian Taylor, who was at the event answering questions and talking with the public along with several other members of council. Taylor said the city received a great
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Head Start for Young Women starts up CRAIG LINDSAY
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The national program head for the Head Start for Young Women program, Melissa Newitt, was in Grand Forks recently to meet with eight local women in the program. Grand Forks is one of only six communities across Canada to have the program and the only one in Western Canada. Councilor Cher Wyers got the program going by putting in an application with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) back in June of 2013. The program is a one-year pilot project which is being funded by the Women’s Institute of Canada. “It’s about identifying the gender gap we see in our political forums at whatever level,” said Wyers. “That was identified back in 2005 by FCM that there was only about 17 per cent representation from women in government.” Wyers said the project is geared for girls from 16-24 years of age. The group first met for orientation in November at the library for the young women and their parents. The second meeting was at Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) and included a needs assessment with Newitt through Skype. Wyers said the group has been meeting about twice a month. All the participants have to come up with a project to work on and present later. Kayla Hahn was recommended for the program by the program coordinator at the Boundary Family and Individual Services society. “She thought it would be good for me to
get involved with it since I’m involved with so many things,” said Hahn. “I think it’s been interesting and it’s a good program.” Jaclyn Salter is a student at GFSS and heard about the program from the school counselor, Helen Argue. “Our counselor pulled two of us out of class with another friend of mine and said it would be something we’d be interested, ‘It’s politics. This is the second smallest community in Canada to get this program. The only one in Western Canada. It’s pretty cool,’” said Salter. Salter went to the first meeting and was immediately impressed and glad she came. She said she was likely pointed out by Argue because she was involved heavily in politics at GFSS as the school president this year until she recently stepped down to concentrate on her studies. “I’m involved with a lot of community projects,” said Salter, who is a member of the Community Literacy Advisory Committee and also helps out at the library with various programs. “I don’t know if I’d be a politician but I could see myself as a campaign manager or speech writer—that would be interesting,” she said. When asked about what the biggest barriers young women likely face in politics, Salter answered age, money, viewing it as a dead end and a lack of interest in politics by most people. Gender also plays a big part, both girls agreed.
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It’s almost time to don the masks and gowns or suits for gallery 2’s third annual Masquerade Ball. The ball goes on Saturday, March 8 from 8 p.m. until midnight and includes live music, food and a host bar. “There’s dancing with Mad Dog 20/20,” said Tina Bryan, communications officer for gallery 2. “They’ve been with us for the last two years and so this will their third year. They’re great. They really pick up on the atmosphere with the costumes and everything.” Bryan said they have judges coming in to judge the costumes and will be giving out fabulous prizes for the best ones. There’ll be a food room and a bistro room for people to sit and have a bite to eat or a beverage. Bryan said the ball has gotten bigger each year. “The first year we had a group of maybe 20 people who actually went all out and dressed up,” she said. “Last year we had around 30 or 40 people. This year we’re expecting more and more people getting into the spirit of it.” The idea came as a way for local residents to break out of the winter doldrums. “We were looking for something for the spring,” said Bryan. “It’s kind of a down time, when you’re waiting for the nice weather to come. It’s
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The spray park concepts ranged from $150,000 for the basic one, to $250,000 for the middle one which was a little bigger, the third and most elaborate, which was comparable to nearby parks in Osoyoos and Creston, and was about $300,000. Burch said they were thrilled to get the support of council and they are eager to get going on the project. “I think it’ll be a real asset to the community,” she said.
“We believe the spray park has real economic value. It’s a focal point in the downtown core. It’s attractive for young families with children.” Burch added that the spray park is barrier free, allowing participation from disabled children as well as lower income families as there is no user cost. “While it’s only really operational for a couple of months of the year, it is a facility that most communities our size has,” she said. “It’s another attraction. Being in City Park it’s close to downtown; it’s near the BMX track; the rugby field; the tot lot; and it will also have access
to the river for families as well.” Burch said the Rotary Club will spearhead the fundraising and the start-up work for the project, but once the spray park is completed it will be wholly owned by the city, which will have to pay for maintenance and insurance. “Without the city’s support we could not proceed,” she said. “We’re very grateful. We look forward to working with the city in raising the money.” Burch said the club would like to begin work on the spray park this fall, but she realizes that might be difficult with the amount of money that must be raised through grants and such.
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After the amazement and excitement of winning the 2014 Shop Local spending spree, there followed the enchantment of scoping our city’s stores in search of coveted treasures. During this delightful prelude, shared with my family, and followed by the actual day of “zipping around town in a game of find and seek” and in the full thrill of the spree, I realized how much I respect and appreciate the merchants of our city. My search for treasure was, in reality, reunions with merchants whom I have revered for years, and shop personnel, who for decades have treated me with so much patience, consideration, and helpful advice. My family’s quest became a delightful reunion with very special friends. Thank you Gazette and the merchants of Grand Forks and Christina Lake.
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Community Update on the Boundary Museum maintenance work BOB McTAVISH
This has been a very busy year for the Restoration, Construction and Maintenance Committee (the Bob squared). We managed to get one of the two drag saws from Gyro Park cleaned up and put on display at the top of the stairs at the museum. We will try to get the second one running and operable for display by next spring. The kitchen has been renovated and Feb 2014 rewired. 2x3 With the help of the Woodworkers Guild, we have restored a McLaughlin cutter, which is a one-horse open sleigh. It is restored with velvet upholstery on the seat which was tailored by David Bevan. McLaughlin was the forerunner to Buick Cars. Eighty-three-year-old Bill Bevan of the Woodworkers Guild built and donated a three-foot in diameter, two-stage bellows for the blacksmith shop. They are excellent and work welL They have to be seen in operation to be appreciated. Thanks Bill. This past spring, the late Rod Gustafson donated a 30-foot holiday trailer to be converted for transporting the stagecoach and other exhibits to various
venues. This has been a major project all summer. It is now stripped to the frame and is in storage until funds and assistance are forthcoming. In the late spring we fell into about a ton of coal for the forge, which should keep us supplied for a couple of years. We then went shopping for anvils for the blacksmith shop. We purchased two which then enabled us to host a blacksmith workshop. We brought two professional blacksmiths from Fort Steele to facilitate the workshop. Beside locals, the participants came from as far as Kelowna and Edmonton. Our blacksmith shop is now well enough equipped that we able to make all the hinges for all the doors in our new building (about 22 in all). We were also able to host a demonstration for the Dogwood Klub—a group of RVers on tour in August. As I write this, we are putting the finishing touches to the false front of the blacksmith shop with knotty pine (I call it naughty pine). In August we participated in the fall fair parade with the cutter on a trailer and the stagecoach pulled by a beautiful team of miniature Belgians owned by Kathy Novokshonoff.
The coach was then able to transport local dignitaries in the parade. Once at the fairgrounds, the cutter and stagecoach were put on display behind the woodworkers, carvers and flour tables in the exhibit hall. In the heat of summer we purchased shade curtains for the south and west sides of the shade house. This fall we purchased a used electrical chairlift for the basement stairway. For the mobility impaired, this will greatly assist the access to the lower level meeting hall. The lower level meeting room has been divided by a wall to accommodate a fabric storage and display room. It is complete with an antique door, with stained glass inserts and an operable antique lock, thanks to Battrick and Sons Locksmiths. We also constructed a storehouse for the 4-H dog club, which meets at the museum on Monday evenings. I would be remiss if I did not give credit and thanks to the Thursday bakers group who gather to bake bread in the outside oven in summer and who continue by moving indoors for the winter. Come join them for coffee and fresh bread on Thursday afternoons.
February teaches us to have a heart This February, we recognize Heart Month, an important time to learn more about heart health. Cardiovascular disease is a common term used for a number of medical conditions that affect the heart and/or blood vessels. Coronary heart disease, heart failure, hardening of the arteries and irregular heartbeat are all examples of cardiovascular disease. Despite the fact that in many cases cardiovascular disease can be preventable through physical activity, healthy diet and lifestyle changes, this is still the second-leading cause of death in B.C., claiming more than 5,991 British Columbians a year. Risks for developing cardiovascular disease include: smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity, as well as risk factors that we cannot control such as age, gender, ethnicity and family history. Though government is committed to supporting British Columbians by providing state-of-the-art
From Victoria Linda Larson cardiac care to thousands of patients per year, each of us must also do what we can to prevent getting cardiovascular disease in the first place. These three lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce your risk and can help keep your heart healthy: Quit smoking: Smoking is linked to virtually all major causes of death and disease in Canada and quitting smoking is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. B.C.’s Smoking Cessation Program and QuitNow services provide 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week advice and support in quitting and free smoking cessation aids. Please call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 or visit www.quitnow. ca for more information. Physical activity: No matter how busy life gets, it is important to remember that
getting out and doing some activity is better than doing none at all. With each step you take you are doing your heart a favour and are helping to increase your overall health. For tips on what physical activity might be best for you call the Physical Activity Line toll-free 1-877 725-1149. Email: email@example.com Website: http:// physicalactivityline.com/ Healthy eating: A diet high in fruits, vegetables and fibre and low in sodium and saturated and trans fat is ideal for getting the nutrition your body needs and for keeping your heart healthy. To speak to a registered dietitian or to order a free copy of the Healthy Eating for Seniors handbook, please call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. You may also download a PDF copy of the handbook from the SeniorsBC website at www.gov.bc.ca/seniorshealthyeating. More information and interactive tools designed to help you make informed healthy food and beverages choices are available by visit-
ing www.healthyfamiliesbc. ca/eating. Starting this month, commit to keeping active and make your heart health a priority. Taking part in community events as a volunteer another great way to keep fit and stay healthy. I had the pleasure of attending the fifth annual Snowmobile Drag Racing in Midway on Feb. 1. Thank you to John Coburn and all the volunteers that put this event Another member of our community who deserves recognition is Chris Moslin from Grand Forks for the walk along the Canada Trail, and for sharing his enthusiasm for the future of this trail network. I will help in any way I can to continue the work of these amazing volunteers. Please attend a heart healthy event in your community or join in on any one of the numerous activities offered through your community centres, and have a healthy Heart Month. Linda Larson is the member of the Legislative Assembly for the Boundary-Similkameen.
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Downton Abbey The Downton Abbey tea party held at the Grand Forks and District Public Library on Feb. 15 attracted 60 people, most dressed up in period costumes. The party was complete with an old fashioned high tea, complete with scones and cucumber sandwiches. There was a Downton trivia quiz, a costume contest, charades and a presentation by Helen Durham on the fashion of the late 1800s. Lizanne Eastwood photos
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his week’s story is from Kitchener, Ont. It illustrates how creating a dialogue between offenders and victims can lead to a resolution that helps both parties. A youth charged with vandalism because he spray painted “art” on the exterior wall of a local “burger joint” sits across from two mediators telling them his side of the story. It was late at night, and he and his friend found a few cans of spray paint on the ground. As they walked around town they came across a building and decided to “decorate” it. But, things did not turn out well. The youth describes being caught, the shame of police coming to his house, the look on his parents’ faces when he is arrested and the humiliation experienced by his family. He takes responsibility, but is worried that he has no money to pay for the damages. In Canadian criminal legislation, the Youth Criminal Justice Act allows young people between the age of 12 and 17, where appropriate, to be diverted from a court process towards a restorative justice program in the community. This is not about minimizing what was done; rather it acknowledges the harm done and allows for direct responsibility. The owner of the restaurant is upset and wants answers, “Why my business? What kind of parents does this kid have?” He explains through gritted teeth that his employees have to work twice as hard when something like this occurs. First they have to clean up the graffiti, and then they have to prepare for customers. It’s not the first time something like this has happened and these kinds of acts put the viability of his business at risk. The day comes for the two parties to meet and mediators believe it will be safe and helpful for all involved. The victim, the offender and two mediators sit at a picnic table outside the restaurant. The owner explains how this crime impacted his business and staff and each side tells their story. After much discussion, the conversation moves toward restitution. Some possibilities emerge: the youth could get a part-time job or borrow money from his parents. The owner, silent for a time, makes a suggestion, why doesn’t the youth work for him at the restaurant to repay his debt? Then, if he does a good job, he can continue his employment and stay out of trouble. Richard Tarnoff is coordinator of the Boundary Restorative Justice Program. Assistance from the Independent Academic Research Studies program, UK, is gratefully acknowledged.
On Friday, March 7, the women of Egypt invite you to join with them in the World Day of Prayer celebration, praying under the theme Streams in the desert. Each year the World Day of Prayer service brings with it a feeling of curiosity. What will challenge, inspire and encourage us? What will we learn about the theme and the focus country? What will we learn about ourselves? Please join in and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about the culture and heritage of Egypt. Join people in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on the World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Egypt. The World Day of Prayer will be held at the Grand Forks Christian Centre at 7525 Fourth St. on Friday, March 7 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Elsie Dannhauer at (250)-442-2339.
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Jayz Wayz Floral Art on Market Avenue hosted the recent Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce Biz After Biz. Chuck Bennett, chamber president, talks to members about the work performed by the chamber and plans for the future.
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Number 3: It can defer major infrastructure cost. In Port Algen, Ontario, because their water consumption was so high they were going to have to expand their water treatment plant to the tune of $5.5 million to satisfy the need for water. Instead, they put in $500,000 in water meters and people began to conserve water and they were able to defer the cost of expanding the water treatment plant. They didn’t need all the extra storage capacity or extra treatment capacity. The Port Algen situation would be similar to Grand Forks with the West end reservoir. The need for building the $6 million reservoir would be deferred as a result of being able to reduce consumption. Ultimately, it means less impact to the taxpayer when it comes to cost. We don’t know what the environmental benefits are going to be. We know there will be a reduction in our greenhouse gases because we’re going to be using less power to draw water out of the aquifer. There will be reduced sewage treatment plant costs, because there will be less water going into the sewage treatment plant. Our operational costs will
be reduced as well—potential savings in labour as we reduce overtime because we run into overtime as we run our systems so hard. Gazette: Will people’s water bills go up? Allin: At this point, it’s too hard for us to say whether the rates will go up or not. That’s a political decision (council sets the residential water rates). Everything I’m hearing from council is that they want to analyze the water rates to see what the needs are. I’d like to say no, but it’s not my decision. I think the intention of the water metering program was not for people’s rates to go up, but to see all the benefits. Gazette: Will people with big gardens and/or with big families see their rates go up? Allin: This is a situation where as we learn to use our water more efficiently—it’s a user pay system. Water consumption within the household is typically not the issue. The big issue is outside irrigation and over-consumption of water during peak period. That doesn’t mean you have to shut your sprinklers off. We merely suggest you just use your water more efficiently and give your lawn what it needs. The intention of the program is not to increase the rates to our customers, it’s to ensure that we’re conserving water and managing the resource. Gazette: Is this a money grab
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for the city? Allin: This is a democratic process. The elected officials (in council) are elected as representatives of the community. The business of the City of Grand Forks is not to get cash from the residents just to have extra money for certain things. The business of the City of Grand Forks is to ensure that it works for the best needs of the community. So in no way is this a cash grab for the city whatsoever. This is a representative decision to run the utility and preserve the water the best way we can. Gazette: What about the question of coercion from the government? Eg. You must install water meters to get this grant money. Allin: Our community is required to check boxes off to ensure we qualify for grants. The provincial and federal government put specific criteria on us to make sure we’re managing our business in the best way we can in the standards that are prescribed for us.
It’s not coercion in that respect, they’re just making sure we’re checking off the right boxes. Water metering is tried and tested as the best way to manage water consumption in the community. We have to conserve. It’s nothing new. Water meters have been around for 30 or 40 years. The provincial government is making sure we operate our utilities the best way we can. Ultimately, they are on the hook if they have to come in and save us. Gazette: Why all the fuss? Allin: I think water metering has a bunch of perceived connotations associated with it. I can’t speak to why people are having reservations. There is just so much information out there about the water meters that it’s hard for us to lay in all on the table because it’s so complicated. Council and staff are working so hard behind the scenes to set things up and it’s going so quickly. There was a resolution in 1999 from council telling staff to proceed with universal water meters. This is a situation that’s been in the public eye for many years. The only thing I can say is, I would like to have, on behalf of council, got the message out so there wasn’t a lack of information for the public. There was never any intention from our organization to do that. With any situation that arises, there are always people for it and
against it. In a democracy, that’s always the case. I can’t speak to why; some people just fundamentally disagree and in a democratic society that’s their privilege. Gazette: Was the petition binding at all? Could council have gone to a referendum? Allin: Referendums are typically done when a city is borrowing money. That being said, the referendum question can exist at the will of council. The petition that went around—it’s up to council to accept the petition or not. The main questions that were asked: 1. To rescind the motion to install residential water meters. That motion was put on the floor (by councillor Michael Wirischagin) but was not seconded therefore it was quashed. 2. To follow the timeline as it appeared in the mail out that went along with the utility bills to not install water meters until 2015. The one document we sent out did say that and we did apologize for that typo. All the other documentation stated that the installation would begin in 2014 and that the mock billing would start in 2015. After that, council would look at determining the billing rate. Council has already said they want input from the customers on that.
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At that point, it’s going to take some understanding of how we’re consuming our water because we don’t know all the pieces in that. This will give us a better idea of how our water is being allocated in our community. 3. Hold town hall meetings in 2014 focusing on discussions of pros and cons of water meters. That’s been going on since 1999. 4. Debate the issue during the 2014 election campaign. That’s up to the candidates who are running. Gazette: Why is Grand Forks’ average household water consumption so high compared to the national average? Allin: Our situation is not unique to a lot of communities in B.C. For instance, we have very similar weather patterns to the Okanagan. Our water use is dependent on where you’re located. There are many differing pieces to this. The contributing factors are climate, demographics, indus-
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• The expected $1.3 million expense for the water meter installation is coming from the city’s gas tax funding. • The city receives that money from the government and it comes from taxes at the gas pump and so on. • The gas tax money, which council has been saving, can only be spent on projects deemed “green.” Easy water smart tips (from Living Water Smart website) British Columbians use much more water than they need to. Conserving water reduces our need for treated drinking water and wastewater treatment, as well as water infrastructure. Water conservation saves you and your community money and reduces our impact on the environment. Saving Water Inside Think water efficient next time you buy products like washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, irrigation systems, taps and toilets. Replace your toilet with a low-flow or dual flush model. A new “six litre per flush” model will save you up to over 25,000 litres per year for a typical family. A dual flush model can save 26 per cent more water. Don’t use your toilet as a waste basket and remember you don’t have to flush every time. Shower under a low-flow showerhead (nine litres of water per minute). This will save up the average family up to 20,000 litres/year. Next time you have to replace your washing machine, look for a water efficient front loading model. These models also require less energy and save money in the long term. Saving Water Outside Garden watering is the biggest water use in the average home—often more than one-third of water use occurs outdoors. An average garden hose uses up to 20 litres per minute. Landscape using native or drought-resistant plants and garden designs that minimize water use. Watering twice a week for less than an hour should be more than enough. Most plants will thrive with far less water than we currently use. Collect rainwater for watering the garden. Apply a layer of mulch on your garden beds and leave the grass a little bit longer.
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In review: The Light Bulb Conspiracy
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Documentary film fans were in for a real treat over the weekend in Grand Forks. No Boundaries Film Club presented 17 documentary films over three days as part of the Traveling World Community Film Festival at Grand Forks Secondary School. The films ranged from When Bubbles Burst, from director Hans Petter Moland about the mechanics behind economic bubbles and crashes, to GROW! from Anthony Masterson, about idealistic young farmers who have turned to the fields for a more fulfilling life, driven by a desire to grow and distribute food locally and in a more sustainable manner, to Bear Witness, by B.C.’s coastal First Nations about animals and people trying to adapt to less fish and smaller trees. The Light Bulb Conspiracy from director Cosima Dannortizer about how planned obsolescence has shaped people’s lives and the economy since the 1920s when manufacturers deliberately started shortening the life of consumer products to increase demand. The film begins with a young Swedish man who has a problem with his printer. Every store he takes it to recommends that he simply buy a new printer. But he is determined to find a way to fix the printer. The first part of the film explains the titular conspiracy. There was a time when light bulbs ran for an average of 2,500 or more hours before replacing. A group (the ‘cartel’) of light bulb manufacturers got together in the 1920s and decided that in order to sell more light bulbs, they would dictate how long a light bulb would last and that would be no more than 1,000 hours. That, as the movie explains, is the essence behind “planned obsolescence.” In our throw-away society, people buy something, use it up quickly and get the next newer, better model. As the film points out, we use and discard. The economy relies on it. Building more printers, or phones or jeans or whatever, creates jobs and thus boosts the economy. The shorter the life of the product, the better. Building a product that doesn’t fail is inevitably bad. The film uses archival footage and interviews with various experts and politicians to hammer home the points. Also touched on, was the original irreplaceable iPod battery which was made, by design, to last a year and a half before stopping. Thus ensuring customers had to essentially buy a new iPod every year and a half. The Lightbulb Conspiracy also talked about how all the product waste inevitably leads to excess garbage which has to go somewhere. “Infinite growth versus finite resources.” The film wraps up around with the Swedish fellow finding a fix on the Internet for his printer problem. In all, I found the Lightbulb Conspiracy to be interesting and engaging. Everyone is a consumer and I’m sure most of us have wondered why some products don’t last longer. Like most documentaries, the Lightbulb Conspiracy doesn’t offer any easy answers but merely presents questions.
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Boundary Theater serves it up The Boundary Theater Group is back with another original musical production, written and performed only for those lucky enough to live here. The Speakeasy is a new play from the people who brought you Chickens, Boundary 1 & 2, Ratz of Titanic and Bo Nanza. Back in the 1920s with prohibition in full stride, Big Al’s place was the hottest gin joint in town, with the rich and famous spending a lot of time and money dancing, playing cards and enjoying a glass of imported hootch. Everything was going smooth until New Year’s Eve 1929, when something happened that would change the future of all involved. Now, years later, there is hardly anyone who knows what occurred that fateful night, save for one lost soul who has all but gone mad. Long after the ghosts of the Speakeasy are locked in an uneasy state of limbo, all stuck waiting for something, but not certain of what. The Speakeasy is an interesting look into an era that has few first hand witnesses left. Come and join in for a glimpse into the Roaring Twenties and see just what life was like back then, with six original songs written for the production and a standard or two thrown in for good measure. The Speakeasy will take the stage April 11-12 at Bridesville Hall for a dinner theatre spectacular. This event will be a fundraiser for the Bridesville Community Club and the Rock Creek Medical Society. Tickets are on sale now and will not last long. The last play the group did in Bridesville sold out the first two shows in four days. If you would like to order tickets, please call 250446-2942.
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Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry. ~ John Lennon (1940 - 1980) Joke of the Week:
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Grand Forks Gazette
Pulling apart the new Xbox One
he Xbox One has now been available for a couple of months. For us early adopters, it’s been mixed results so far. The much-maligned Kinect is actually not bad. It’s pretty cool that it recognizes your face and says hi to you. That’s pretty cool. It’s also nice to be able to use voice commands for simple things like turning the machine off or switching games. Usually when I talk to the TV nothing happens and everyone things I’m crazy, but now it actually serves a purpose. As for the games, I’d say it’s pretty disappointing at this point. Like most system releases though, I guess it’s to be expected. There’s less than 30 games available on Xbox One and that includes plenty of titles like Zoo Tycoon, Zumba, Forza and Ryse that I just don’t have much interest in. I have played Call of Duty Ghosts, Dead Rising 3 and NBA 2K14 and must say they are all very good. Dead Rising was much better than its two predecessors. You get to combine different items and make cool comboweapons to destroy lots of zombies. New this time around are combo vehicles, some of which are pretty wicked such as the steam roller/motorcycle. Needless to say, I crushed many, many of the living dead
On the ball Craig lindsay under my spikey roller of doom. Ghosts is similar to every other Call of Duty game. Multiplayer is the big selling feature here. What is new is Extinction mode, which features a team of four (online or off) who work together to fend off wave after wave of aliens as you try to destroy their hives. The scorpions are particularly tough as they shoot deadly acid out of their tails. Extinction is a lot of fun and a fresh twist on the old, tired zombie mode. I found NBA 2K14 somewhat buggy but, overall, lots of fun. Unfortunately, the number of modes is reduced from the PS3/Xbox 360 version. But MyPlayer and MyGM modes are there and those are very solid. The gameplay and graphics are great. Online multiplayer is present but I find it lags a few seconds behind which makes it essentially unplayable for me. This is unfortunate because I think it could be a lot of fun as NHL 14 multiplayer is on PS3. The biggest thing that strikes me about the graphics for the Xbox One is the depth on the screen. In Ghosts in particular, you can see clear
across the map for miles (sorry, kilometres) and it still looks crisp. For those who are waiting for more Xbox One games, you’re the smart ones and you will be rewarded soon. Titanfall, which is expected to be the next ‘Big’ game, is expected to come out in March. It’s exclusive to Xbox and features giant mechs fighting each other. Other anticipated games coming out in the next few months are Watch Dogs, Destiny, Thief and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zero. Two aspects of the Xbox One that have not impressed me are the built-in DVR (digital video recorder) and the lack of backwards compatibility. The game DVR was supposed to be a big selling feature. It does work. You just say, “Xbox, record that.” And it does. Unfortunately, you can’t seem to upload to YouTube or Facebook or do anything useful with it. At least I can’t figure it out. Not that anyone would want to watch a replay of someone else’s video game but still. So that’s pretty disappointing. Maybe it will in the future. The backwards compatibility means that it won’t play any of my old Xbox 360 games. That wouldn’t be a problem if there were a lot of Xbox One games available, but there aren’t. Craig Lindsay is a reporter with the Grand Forks Gazette.
Meeting on water supply goes in Midway SUBMITTED
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On any given day in late summer communities and farms in the Boundary may use almost as much water as is flowing in the Kettle River. That spells bad news for people, fish, and other creatures. Luckily, the river doesn’t run completely dry because many of us rely on groundwater – but we have a lot of work to do as our water needs increase. On the evening of Tuesday, March 11 in Midway the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group will be hosting a special meeting called “Sustaining the Flow: managing water supply and demand to support ecosystem health and community needs.” The meeting will be hosted by Bill Baird, chair of Management Plan Steering Committee and Grace McGregor, chair of the RDKB board and director for Christina Lake. Project coordinator Graham Watt will present an overview of water conservation and storage issues being considered in
the watershed plan. Advisory group members will then host discussions to get input on key strategies for water conservation, water storage and agricultural water issues. “This is your chance to get involved and make a difference about the fate of our watershed and the river we all love and depend on,” said Baird. “Conserving water to support healthy ecosystems and community needs is a central challenge in the Kettle River watershed,” said Watt, also coordinator of the Watershed Plan. “By carefully managing water quantity, our communities will be able to improve water security during drought, reduce infrastructure and water treatment costs, and improve overall stewardship of the watershed.” The special meeting allows the public to provide input on issues and strategies identified in the third discussion paper (Sustaining the Flow), which will be released prior to the event. People can also learn about the state of the watershed and comment on the vision and goals for the watershed as well
as plans for decision-making and governance, which were the topics of earlier discussion papers. “There are a lot of challenging issues to discuss,” said Watt. “How will our communities prepare for a multi-year drought? What is the role of water storage in providing for human use and keeping fish and other organisms alive in the river? “How do we help agricultural producers in improving water conservation and irrigation efficiency? We’ll be looking for your ideas about how to do this right.” “This is the part of the watershed plan that is most important—involving the communities that the plan is meant to support,” added McGregor. Everyone with an interest in water supply issues across the Boundary is welcome at the event, which will take place in the Midway Community Hall (692 7th Ave, Midway - http:// goo.gl/dpmO6C). Doors open at 5 p.m. with a light dinner and open house conversations. Presentations and discussions start at 6:15 p.m. and go to 8:30 p.m.
Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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After a promising start to the season, the Grand Forks Border Bruins are on the outside looking in once again come playoff time. The Bruins started the season 3-0 and, even after cooling off, the team hovered around the .500 mark as they held on to the fourth and final playoff spot for the first half of the year. However, the departure of popular coach and general manager Nick Deschenes and injuries to key players such as captain and top scorer Jackson Purvis and goalie Dominic Stadynk saw the team plunge into a slump that lasted most of the second half of the season, culminating in the team going winless for the month of February. The Bruins’ season ended on a 10 game losing skid, capped off with a 10-5 loss to Princeton in the team’s final game. The drubbing, which took place Saturday in Princeton, saw the Posse pull ahead 3-2 after one period, 6-2 after two, and finally getting four unanswered goals in the third for the 10-5 win. Scoring for GF were Purvis with a pair, Tucker Brown, Michael Rand and Connor Gross. Stadynk was in net for almost 47 minutes, giving up seven goals in 29 shots. Kai McDonald let in three goals in seven shots playing the other 13 minutes.
On Friday, the Border Bears took on the Castlegar Rebels and fell 5-3. The Bruins led 2-0 early on goals from Rand and Purvis before giving up a late first period goal to the Rebels’ Aaron Petten. The Rebs then scored two more unanswered goals in the second to take a commanding 4-2 lead. Mitchell Pearson brought GF back to within one at 15:02 of the third period, assisted by Brandon Savaia and Lukas Peters. Derek Georgopolous scored an insurance marker at 7:34 to put the game away for the visiting Rebels. Stadnyk was solid between the pipes for the Bruins, stopping 65 of 70 Castlegar shots. Bear Bits • Grand Forks finishes with 16 wins, 32 losses, 2 ties and 2 overtime ties for 36 points, 12 behind Spokane for the final playoff spot and 45 behind division leading Nelson. • Connor Gross led the team in scoring with 32 goals and 73 points in 49 games. • Jackson Purvis came second with 61 points in 38 games. • Max Newton and Dakota Kittle tied for third with 42 points each.
Bruins 2, Thundercats 5 The Border Bruins continued their losing streak in February, dropping a 5-2 decision Wednesday at home to the
Creston Valley Thundercats. The ‘Cats showed why they are the top team in the Eddie Mountain division and one of the top squads in the KIJHL, showing their patience and discipline as they went the whole game without incurring a single penalty. The Bears started out strong, taking a 1-0 lead in the first period with a goal from Drew Carter, assisted by Coleton Dawson and Michael Rand. Creston scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take a commanding 3-1 lead using their disciplined passing game. Connor Gross cut the Thunder Cat lead to 3-2 at 7:08 of the third, assisted by Dakota Kittle and Nathan Cory. CV held off the Bruins until they were able to get an insurance marker from Jesse Collin at 3:45 of the third. Logan Styler scored an empty netter with 23 seconds left to finish the game off. Assistant coach and general manager Matt Zamec was quick to praise the play of Bruins net minder Kai McDonald, who stopped a hefty 68 of 72 shots. “It was a good game,” he said. “They got the empty netter at the end. It was 3-2 right up until almost the end. It was really tight. Creston Valley is a really good team. They showed why they are one of the best teams in the league. They are such a disciplined team.”
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When it was confirmed that Grand Forks Secondary Senior (GFSS) boys basketball was going to competing at the smaller single A level this year, it seemed like making provincials was going to be a slam dunk. However, struggling numbers and other factors have left the Wolves out in the cold. They boys lost two of three games this past weekend in Nakusp to finish fourth overall at the West Kootenay Boundary playoff qualifier. GFSS opened up play against Nakusp and won handily. “The game went well,” said head coach Michael Wirischagin. “We came out strong. We pressed hard but didn’t necessarily pull ahead. It was 17-15 after about five minutes.” Nakusp hung in the game with strong shooting, but eventually Grand Forks pulled away and finished off their opponents from the north 78-34. The win catapulted the Wolves into the semi-final against Fernie and a win away from provincials. “There were two seeds (for provincials), so all we had to do was make it to the final to
qualify,” said Wirischagin. “I thought we had a good chance to qualify. We beat Mount Sentinel before, the No. 1 seed. So I felt quite confident. We’ve beaten them the last four years.” But instead of playing the South Slocan school, Nakusp ended up facing Fernie, the top squad from the East Kootenay, in the semis. “They tried to trick us by playing man defence and not pressing (in their quarter-final game which we scouted) when we were watching,” said Wirischagin. “But we knew they were a pressing team that like to run zone defence.” Unfortunately, the Wolves came out flat and fell behind 19-2 early in the game. “We were prepared but we just came out flat,” said Wirischagin. “We weren’t making good decisions with the ball. All the Fernie points came on the press. We hadn’t seen a good
press in a long time. I think our players were a little overconfident.” Wirischagin said the team went over press break in practice but it’s not the same as when you face tough pressure in a game. “We cut in to four before the half,” he said. “We had two open looks but missed them. Our guys were inconsistent and it showed in the second half. “We also had foul trouble which limited our ability to apply pressure.” The final score was Fernie 70, GFSS 54. In the team’s final game, which was for third place, the Wolves lost to the Sparwood Spartans. Wirischagin said the coaches decided to let the four Grade 12 players play the entire game and end their careers on a fun note, while the two Grade 11 players swapped in for the fifth spot. “We were going to play to win, but the Grade 12s would play the entire game regardless,” he said. “They had some fun. They were a bit foolish at times. Once you lose the game to qualify, after putting in four months of work, you need a bit of a break. “At the end of the game it’s just a game.”
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ypocrisy. The word, comes from an ancient Greek word meaning to ‘play a part’ or ‘pretend’ and now of course it is to proclaim you have higher standards than what your actual behavior would suggest—to not practice what you preach; an
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And this is not new. Jesus named the more religious legalists of his own time hypocrites, as well as some other names (Matt. 23: 23-29). And centuries before, God, through the prophet Isaiah, after the people of Israel had performed all the correct cer-
Steve Chernoff After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, Steve passed peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, SK on February 15, 2014. Steve was born on June 21, 1949, the only son of Peter and Dorothy (nee Strukoff) Chernoff in Grand Forks, BC. He grew up in Grand Forks and attended school in the same city graduating from high school with honours in 1967. He pursued his secondary education at SAIT in Calgary, and graduated as an Architectural Technologist in 1970. Steve began his design career in Calgary returning to Grand Forks in 1978 to establish his own design studio. During this time he rekindled a romance with Rita Tabish that had began in their teenage years and the couple were married in 1982. In 1985 they relocated to Manitoba then moved to Yorkton in 1991. Failing health forced Steve into semi-retirement in 2003 at which time he and Rita moved to the farm near Sheho where he enjoyed being a “Gentleman Farmer” watching Terry and Ron do all the work. However, when his health allowed he continued to design beautiful homes throughout the Parkland area. Steve travelled extensively throughout Western Canada and the United States to glean architectural innovative ideas but his two most memorable trips were to Japan in 1970 and Mexico in 1981. Steve was an active volunteer with a number of causes including the RDKB and the USCC. After he and Rita moved to the farm he joined the board of the Tuffnell Hall and was proud to have designed the hall. Steve loved music and played both the guitar and mandolin. He shared this love for music by becoming an active member of the Tuffnell Circle Jammers and volunteered for the Tuffnell Fiddle & Guitar Camp each summer. While he was an avid fan of all good music, his favorites were gospel, folk, country and the special jazz style of Rita’s friend, Dena Taylor. As a young man, Steve was an avid sports enthusiast. He played, coached and refereed hockey and had many trophies to show for his excellence in the sport. When he was only 15 he qualiﬁed for a senior Men’s baseball team and later coached that sport as well. Throughout his life, he was a dyed in the green Rider fan, an obsession that he shared with Rita. Steve loved ﬁshing and being outdoors and he and Rita travelled throughout the Duck Mountains and North Eastern Saskatchewan to try out new lakes. Steve’s other hobbies included leatherwork, photography and pencil sketching. Steve shared Rita’s passion for animals and was a staunch advocate against puppy mills, animal abuse and B.S.L. legislation in Canada and abroad. He had many pets over the years, but their yellow lab, Abee, held a huge place in his heart and was a loyal, faithful companion. Steve was predeceased by his grandparents, Sam & Tanya Strukoff and Peter A. & Anna Chernoff; his uncles and aunts, Nick & Ann Strukoff, Fred & Elizabeth Chernoff, John Faminoff and George Semenoff; his cousin, Natalie Soukoroff; parents-in-law, Paul & Nellie Tabish and his brother-in-law, Matt Kopan. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his loving and beloved wife, Rita; his parents, Pete & Dorothy Chernoff of Grand Forks; his sisters, Fay (John) Malins of Grand Forks and Irene (Jim) Walker of Victoria; his niece, Sara (Paul) Findlater and their children, Bryce & Jaeden of Grand Forks; his sisters-in-law, Shirley Kopan and Geraldine (Andy) Proulx as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, neighbours, co-workers, and clients. During the last few months of his life, Steve took some time to contemplate his life and put down some words regarding his life that he felt were important. This is a quote from Steve: “Steve followed his chosen career path and in 42 years moved from drafting, to design, to construction manager, to managing his own business. His plans for retirement were to be ﬁlled with time spent playing the guitar and mandolin, doing leatherwork, painting with oils and maintaining his and Rita’s beautiful yard, and spending more time with family and friends in BC. Steve would like us to remember him for his sharp wit, his sense of humour and willingness to jump in and help who ever and whenever a hand was needed.” Vichnaya Pamyat A Service of Remembrance was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Kathy Novak serving as the Funeral Celebrant. Tributes included a letter from Steve’s niece, Sara Findlater, read by Ron Kolodziejski, a Prayer written by Amy Havens Hines, read by Brian W. Tourney and a poem, “Here’s to the Man” read by Clarence Reed. Members of the Tuffnell Circle Jammers played music before the service. Special taped music selections included, “Otche Nach (The Lord’s Prayer)” sung by the Victoria Doukhobor Choir; “God of the Mountain” sung by Lynda Randal; “Through The Years” sung by Kenny Rogers; “The Church in the Wildwood” sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and “How Great Thou Art” and “Besame Mucho” sung Dena Taylor. Following a reception in the Gunn Reception Room at Christie’s Funeral Home, a private family cremation committal took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery Columbarium with Rita Chernoff serving as the urn bearer. A Service to Celebrate Steve’s Life will be held in Grand Forks, BC at a later date. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
emonies and rituals, proclaimed, “Look, you serve your own interests on your fast day, and oppress all your workers,” (Is. 58) a sentiment that is quite applicable to the recent news of workers at Walmart and McDonalds asking for a living wage, let alone the sweatshop
workers of multinationals in South Asia and China. Isaiah does not stop at the plight of the worker but goes on to say: “Is not this the part that I choose: to lose the bonds of injustice, to let the oppressed go free, to share your bread with the hungry, and bring
Don V. Haddow Don V. Haddow born November 15, 1941 in Sun Valley, B.C. (Dawson Creek) passed away peacefully at Hardy View Lodge on February 5th, 2014; surrounded by the wonderful staff. He is survived by his brother Walter Haddow, sisters; Peggy Pittit and Iris Meyer (Ed) of Vernon, B.C, his partner of 26 years; Delores Aubin and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents Walter and Mary. Don was a hardworking man and will live on in our hearts forever. A special thank you to the staff and care aids, the Hospice Association and the doctors. In lieu of ﬂowers please make donations to the Hospice Association of the Boundary Hospital. Grand Forks, B.C. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home, firstname.lastname@example.org.
the homeless poor into your house? To stop the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, to offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted?” What I find confusing is that the very people who proclaim the need for Christian values in our society, particularly on the right of the political spectrum, are the very ones who decry the need for fair wages and the social programs that support the poor and the needy. The hypocrisy of our times though, goes beyond fair wages and social programs. In the Old Testament, Book of Deuteronomy (Deut. 30) God poses the question of what gods we will follow and whether we will choose life or death. Our present society often chooses the gods of materialism
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Pauline F. Makortoff It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Pauline F. Makortoff on February 8, 2014 in Grand Forks, B.C. Pauline was born on March 8, 1923, in the Doukhobor community of Ootischenia, near Castlegar, B.C., one of seven children in the family of Polly and Fred Hadikin. In 1945 she married John A. Makortoff. The couple resided in Blewett near Nelson, B.C., and after the birth of their only child, daughter Elaine, in 1947, they moved to the Almond Gardens area on the outskirts of Grand Forks, B.C. There they shared a small farm with John’s family until they built their own house on an adjoining plot off land, where they lived for the rest of their married life. Like many Doukhobor women of her generation whose husbands were away working elsewhere, Pauline faced the daily challenges of farm life and the long hours of physical labour with quiet strength and determination. After John’s passing in 1982, she lived on the farm on her own before moving to a house in town in 1997. Pauline had many hobbies and interests. She was an able gardener, a talented seamstress and a skillful baker, taking a special interest in bread making. Her other interests included knitting ﬁne doilies and writing poetry in English, a rare achievement for someone with only a Grade 5 education. Her poems were read at Doukhobor events and were published in the Grand Forks Gazette when it had a poetry corner, and most frequently in the Doukhobor magazine, ISKRA. Many of her poems were on anti-war themes and her paciﬁsm inspired her to participate in nine peace walks in Vancouver, B.C. In 2005, she was honoured to have her poem Lev Nikolaevitch Tolstoy featured in the book Tolstoy and the Doukhobors, written by internationally recognized Tolstoy scholar, Dr. Andrew Donskov. Pauline was devoted to the Doukhobor faith and was a dedicated life-long member of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. In 1989 she fulﬁlled a long-held dream of traveling to Russia on a tour of Doukhobor villages and historic Doukhobor sites. In the spring of 2013, with her health in decline, she moved into Ivy House, the comprehensive care wing of the Silver Kettle Village seniors’ complex in Grand Forks. After a short illness, she passed away peacefully in the early hours of February 8, 2014, exactly a month short of her 91st birthday. Pauline was predeceased by her parents, her husband, most of her in-laws, and all of her siblings – Dmitri (in infancy), Alice (Horkoff), Mike, Fred, Lucy (Pictin), and most recently, her twin sister Flora (Markin). She is survived by her daughter Elaine Makortoff in Vancouver, B.C., her sisters-in-law Mary and Nell Makortoff, and an extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Pauline was a kind and generous person with a creative mind and a strong and positive spirit, who will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. May God accept her into His Heavenly Kingdom and may she rest in peace. A traditional Doukhobor funeral was held on February 18, 2014 at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, B.C. Pauline, who dearly loved Doukhobor singing, would have been gratiﬁed to know that those in attendance beautifully sang her to her rest. The funeral arrangements were in care of the Grand Forks Funeral Home, with interment at the Sion Cemetery in Grand Forks. A luncheon in Pauline’s honour followed at the USCC Community Centre.
and consumerism in whose temples, especially in our bigger cities, you can worship 24 hours a day, seven days a week—or the god of greed whose temples are found in the financial capitals of the world. And again we find that those who proclaim a need to return to Christian values are the very ones who encourage materialistic consumption and non-regulation of financial greed, resulting in the exploitation of the very Earth we all depend upon and the climate change so often denied by those who otherwise proclaim the need for Godly values. So, what do we choose, life or death? In our own community we can choose life by supporting those institutions and organizations that promote it, such as Blessings Boutique at the Gospel Chapel, Whispers of Hope, BETHS, the West Boundary Food Co-op, the Boundary Peace Initiative and others that help those in need and promote justice and peace in our society. And on a larger scale, we can support those organizations that care for this planet which is the home to all God’s creatures, including us. So let us remember as the theologian Matthew Fox wrote: “If we do not create a global civilization where peace and justice reign … then we have no one to blame but ourselves. For we do choose the religious and social structures we prefer, and we choose the gods and idols we worship.” The Reverend Simon Shenstone is from Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
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We are seeking high energy people oriented for a high paced environment. Experience in retail, including handing of cash, strong customer service and merchandising is an asset. Lifting, working with a ÁexiEle schedule including some evenings and weekends required. If you are a strong team oriented person and would like to join our team please mail your resume to PO 68 Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 or fax to 250-442-5033.
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ADMINISTRATIVE/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK GRAND FORKS, BC
Administrative Assistant Maglio Installations Ltd. has an opening for a full time Administrative Assistant at our new Castlegar Office. Our busy work environment requires a candidate who is a well organized multi-tasker with excellent verbal and written skills. Our ideal candidate has proven computer experience. At a minimum, working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel. Please send detailed resume and references by March 11, 2014 to
Emcon Services Inc., a Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor based in Merritt, B.C. is seeking applications for a full time Administrative/Accounts Payable Clerk position in our Grand Forks office. This position requires an individual who can handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a busy and complex office environment as well as possess excellent verbal and written skills, be well organized, have solid computer experience and knowledge. Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access) would be an asset. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to accounts payable/clerical duties such as typing, data processing, filing, telephone, reception, vouchering and client/customer referrals. This position requires above average attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality. We require the individual to work 5 days per week, between Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Qualified applicants are invited to submit resumes, accompanied by driver’s abstract and references prior to March 7, 2014 to: Emcon Serivces Inc. 6150 2ND St. Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 Ph: 250-442-2025 • Fax: 250-442-2677 Or by email: Hborisenkoff@emconservices.ca
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Employment Help Wanted Dental Hygienist wanted Part-Time 2 days/week avail March. Send resume to Dr. Zarikoff’s office 515D Vernon St. Nelson BC North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various positions including Millwright and/or Fabricator, Heavy Duty Mechanic and Electrician. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Grand Forks Gazette
Merchandise for Sale
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RN’S & LPN’S Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses
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2 feral kittens need a good home. Please call 250-4422578. Clean couch and loveseat, recliner, misc free. After 6pm. 250-442-7130.
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WE have an immediate opening for a dynamic fireplace salesperson for our busy store in Vernon. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in the fireplace industry, in either the retail or building sector, be comfortable in dealing with homeowners and contractors alike,and possess the drive and determination needed to excel in a fast paced environment. We offer an excellent starting salary and commission structure,as well as benefits and RRSP plan. If interested in this position please reply in confidence to Bob.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.
Please send your resume & cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca or fax: 1-866-686-7435
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 www.pioneerwest.com
IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
Medical Supplies Elliptical cross trainer, stepper, extreme balance board, rebounded, portable exercise table, misc smaller items. Everything is in like new condition. 250-442-0906. Email to email@example.com
Misc. for Sale
DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408. or visit online: www.nationalteleconnect.com
Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 Grand Forks: 4-rims w/summer tires (195/0R14 911), $75ea. Floor lamp, 1950 style, nice shade, $50. 4-vintage press back chairs, striped, ready to refinish, $50ea. 192030 gate-leg table, w/jack-knife leaf table, opens to 36” x 64” x 30”high, $150. 250-442-0081 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Large assortment of Swardvski Crystal Figurines. 250-442-3653. Leather winter snowmobile riding outfit, men’s size Lg, like new, top & bottom, $250.00. MARLYN Truck Canopy for 89-2000 GMC 4x8 box, $400.00. Vinyl Sign Cutting business, complete turn key start-up, work at home business, $1,500.00. 250-4424258. Like New - Guild 4x8 Slate Pool Table, beautiful piece of furniture, never been abused Looking for a Loving Home $6500 New Offers! Kenmore HE Dryer - White Stackable, Front Load - $300 250-365-8286; 250-304-9304
Misc Services Jolly Jack Stop N’Shop • •
Mobile & RV Park U-Haul/moving supplies Tues-Fri : 9 am - 5 pm Sat : 10 am - 4 pm Store 250-442-2995 U-Haul 250-442-8778
STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or visit online: www.pioneersteel.ca
Uniroyal tires: (4)265x70x17”, excellent shape. 75% + tread life. $350/obo. 250-442-3959.
Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 499-0251Chad WANTED: cheap 250-443-5049.
We buy gold! Rings, chains, bracelets, etc. Cash paid by value (weight and karat). Even broken jewelry and scrap gold. Picture ID required. Grand Forks Pawnshop, 225 Central. 250-442-5552.
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On-call Office Assistant/Resource worker Community Futures Boundary (Grand Forks location) is seeking a well organized, highly motivated individual to join our team on a casual/part time basis. The Office Assistant/Resource Worker is the first point of contact for clients via telephone or in-person. This role requires extensive knowledge of programs and services offered by Community Futures Boundary as well as local community services available. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assist Resource Centre Self-Serve clients with job search • Organize resources and replenish materials as required • Maintain and update job postings and community events • Assist with organizing and hosting special events • Register clients and participants • Assist with special projects SKILLS: • Exceptional client service skills • Demonstrated ability to work well with a team and independently • Proficient computer skills and experience with a complex databases • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Knowledge of the local labour market The successful applicant will require a Criminal Record Check. Please send coverletter and resume to: email@example.com – no phone calls please Deadline: February 28th, 2014 We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.
Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Excellent Value! Excellent Location - 7 bdrm house 3.5 bath in beautiful and historic Greenwood, BC. $160K, agents welcome, $5000 commission. Gas heat, fully furnished with beds, linens, kitchen appliances,service setting for 20+, sleeps 20+. 2 bdrm unit, own entrance with rest as rooms or suites, lg kitchen with dining table, seats 8, dining area seats 30, garage for 1, cooler room, workshop, pool table and bar in rec area, yard, suitable for family retreat, small motel or rooming house. Easy access to Midway for SNOWBIRDS, close to Grand Forks. Immediate possession! Contact Greg for appt to view at 778-478-6981 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAIL (Sunningdale) 2bd., 1bth., basement, large carport, patio, workshop. Close to amenties. $184,900. 250-3641940
Rent to Own If you have a small down payment I have a nice home for you. Less then perfect credit OK call Jessica @ 250 505-7420
Misc for Rent
Phoenix Manor Retirement Home (formerly Abbeyfield) is taking applications from seniors. Meals, utils & cable all included. $1,350. 250-442-2223.
Apt/Condo for Rent
Mobile Homes & Parks 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
Houses For Sale
Features of the Week SPACIOUS EXECUTIVE HOME with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Quality custom built family home complete with a 2 bedroom suite and a studio suite, separate entrances. Hardwood and tile ﬂoors. Gorgeous spiral staircase at main entrance.
399,000 MLS # 2216965
Homes for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
100 acre ranch with barn. Off grid. $500/month. 250-4435049. 1 bedroom house edge of town. $750 per month includes utilities. NS/NP please. Call Paul 442-9833 Grand Forks. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl’s. NS, complete reno. Rural, quiet, 1km from downtown. References required. $750/m+utils. 250-442-7476. Grand Forks: 4 bdrm, close to town, private yard, avail March 1st, NP, NS, RR, $900/m + utils. 250-442-0065. Grand Forks: Clean 2bdrm, full basement, lg fenced yd, car port, close to amenities, long term tenants preferred, RR, NS. 250-442-3303
Grand Forks: 3 bdrm, 6 appy’s, sm balcony, N/P, N/S, near arena. $800/m includes utils. March 1st. 250-365-7231
Grand Forks rural trailer, valley view, mature couple, N/S, no partying. $500/m 250-5121268.
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
Apartment Furnished FOR RENT: Very clean large suite. no pets no smoking. Call 250-584-9458.
HOUSE FOR SALE
DRAMATIC KITCHEN, WITH VAULTED CEILINGS. Engineered hardwood ﬂoors in main living areas and heated tile in bathrooms. Master suite has jetted tub, and walk-in closet. Three spacious bedrooms. Heat pump for efﬁciency, instant hot water. Nothing has been left out in this special home. Basement area has outside entrance. Enjoy over 3000 sq. ft. of upscale accommodation.
Grand Forks: 1 and 2 bdrm apt., N/P, RR. 250-442-2276 / 250-442-6800. Grand Forks: Clean & bright 2 bdrm apt. Walk to amenities. Rear facing w/view of mountain. Quiet location, balcony, lots of storage. New carpets, paint and numerous upgrades. N/S. $645/m. 778-214-0408. ROSSLAND, 2BD, furnished. $700./mo. + util. Free parking. Avail. Mar.1st. 250-362-9182
2005 SRI Double Wide MODULAR HOME 24x44 in Triangle Gardens – 45 years and up. $
393,900 MLS # 2395228
Pete Vanjoff 442-7415 #1 Producer
Vaulted ceiling, open plan, bay window, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, pantry, low maintenance, gas heat, air conditioning, 5 appliances, underground sprinklers, landscaped, covered deck and carport, other features, must see.
272 Central Ave. Grand Forks, BC
Property Management Services Owners and Prospective Tenants Call
250-442-2711 Toll free: 1-800-567-3199 www.grandforksrealestate.ca
NEW PRICE TO MAKE YOUR WISH LIST COME TRUE! Custom built, over 3,300 sq.ft., spacious, lots of great features & close to schools, rec. centre, hospital & town. Now asking $385,000 & looking for offers. Way below replacement. MLS# 2212759
LIKE NEW 2 BR. 2 bath modular in Triangle Gardens, an adult park close to town & recreation. A must see at $108,000. All appliances & some furniture could be included. MLS# 2393844
17 ACRES SERENE PRIVACY with Manly Creek 2127 SQ FT, 2 BR stackwall/cordwood home, cool in summer; warm in winter. Large deck, gazebo, fenced garden. Well priced @ $329,000.
WALK TO TOWN! Cheaper than renting. 600 sq. ft. 1 BR townhouse c/w storage room. Bring your offer. Asking $89,900. MLS# 2213052
IF YOU LOVE HERITAGE, own a piece of history with this turn of the century historical home in Greenwood BC. This home is a 3 storey turret with covered veranda & gazebo, stained glass window, original hardwood ﬂoors, updated kitchen and bathroom to name a few focal points. View today and go back in time! $198,000. MLS# 2395313
2 BR CONDO Galley kitchen Low maintenance one level living within walking distance to downtown. $145,000.MLS# 2214595
HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to enjoy care free living in the heart of Grand Forks. This condo has 2 BR and a nice galley style kitchen. Within walking distance to park, shopping, medical clinic. $115,500. MLS# 2217307
START THINKING SUMMER!!! great vacation spot at lovely Christina Lake, 3 BR, 2 bath, open concept kitchen, dining and livingroom, laundry, patio fenced yard. TRY YOUR OFFER! $149,000.MLS# 2215596
STILL UNDER NEW HOME WARRANTY! Executive style home with lots of great features on nearly 1 acre. Double garage and detached 30’ x 20’ shop! Asking $385,000! MLS# 2394721
A MORTGAGE HELPER, Live upstairs and an in-law suite downstairs. Separate entrances. Great investment. $248,000. MLS# 2393910
QUITE NEIGHBOURHOOD, SPECTACULAR VIEWS 2.25 acres updated house, do I have to say more? $359,000. MLS# 2393361
1.22 ACRE LOT. Private treed & creekfront. Driveway in. Ready to build. $144,900.
GREAT CABIN ON 1/2 ACRE. Private treed & creekfront. Great get-a-way and hideout. $153,900. MLS# 2395168
FRESHLY PAINTED OUTSIDE and nicely maintained inside, this comfortable home offers 3 BR, 3 bathrooms. $229,000. MLS# 2206271
CHRISTINA LAKE. Completely remodeled. Just blocks to beach. 3 BR including extra large sleeping area upstairs. Set up to sleep 16. 2 Bathroom. Full basement. Sunroom. Gas ﬁreplace. Air conditioner. Very comfortable yearround or summer home. New metal roof, new septic, lots of quality upgrades. $220,000. MLS# 2394546
GREAT LAKEVIEW at Christina Lake. Just around the corner from the lake and the provincial park beach 3 BR home with guest suite in the basement, separate entrance. Extra large covered deck with great lake view for guests and bbq’s.Central air. $219,000. MLS# 2215817
REDUCED! Adult community living. 6 yr. old 925 sq.ft. modular home in like-new condition, 2 BR, main bathroom plus an ensuite, walk-in closet, central air, C/W 5 appliances and much more. $115,000. MLS# 2206271
WHY PAY RENT? Ofﬁce building located in a high trafﬁc area in the centre of downtown. Just over 2,000 sq.ft. of ofﬁce space. $139,500. MLS# 23900493
Linda Laktin 250-442-9403
Harry Davy 250-442-0466
Barry Poppenheim 250-449-8276
Cindy Anthony 250-442-7379
Pete Vanjoff 250-442-7415
Ken Dodds 250-442-2632
Pat Ballard 250-442-7616
Gayle Holmes 250-442-7516
Aaron Anthony 250-584-4663
Gary Smith 250-443-1256
Ron Woods 250-442-7636
Tammy Schembri 250-442-9866
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1992 Bravo Long track snowmobile, $1,000/obo. Good running condition. 250-447-6340
2 bdrm suite 5 applâ€™s $650. 1 bdrm apt $675 utils inc. 2 bdrm mobile $600 private setting. 1 bdrm house $750 utils inc. 2 bdrm plus suite 1.5 bath $800 3 bdrm 2 bath home, 5 applâ€™s, fenced yard, 2 bay carport, pet negotiable, $900 4 bdrm 3 bath home at COPPER RIDGE $1250
Sport Utility Vehicle 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 255,000km, 4 WD, $800/obo. 250-442-2218. 98 Ford Explorer, 4x4, strong V6, 4.0L, A/C, P/W, good winter tires, absolutely mint, $3.450. 250-442-2212.
3 bdrm 5 applâ€™s, family home, fenced yard, $700.
2 bdrm furnished suite, $800/m, utils inc, avail until June 30, 2014.
1 bdrm suite, shared W/D, utils inc, $575/m PRIME COMMERCIAL
& OFFICE SPACE Available in Greenwood and Grand Forks Terms negotiable
N/S, N/P, References. Ken: 250-442-2632 email@example.com Grand Forks Realty Ltd.
Rooms for Rent Grand Forks: room, $275/m, 5km to town, quiet, shared kitch/bath. 250-442-5732.
Shared Accommodation Grand Forks: 1 bdrm, $475/m. Downtown. 306-7138708. TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, quiet person. Share kitchen, dishes, utilities, 2bths. 250-368-6075
Suites, Lower Attractive 1 bdrm basement suite $500/m utils incl. N/S, N/P. RR. Suitable for 1 person. 250-442-0057. Separate entrance. Grand Forks. 1 bdrm, downtown, updated, $600/m + utilâ€™s. Avail Imd. 306-713-8708.
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NOTICE OF SALE 2007 Spartan MM Motorhome VIN# 4VZBR1J957CO55469 belonging to PETER BECKETT will be sold for storage fees of $8270.00 on March 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Christina Lake, B.C. By appointment only. Call 250-443-1921 for details.
2001 Subaru Impreza, 4dr hatch back, 2.2Lt., auto, 4 wheel dr, brand new ice & snow tires, 230,000km, $4,100/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-493-1807. 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, 4cy, 5sp manual, 2 dr coop, 107,000 original km, runs and looks like new. Car is in Grand Forks. Driven daily. $3,499. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.
Cars - Sports & Imports 1992 Golf Volks Wagon, 4 dr hatch back, 5 sp, new tires, new exhaust, runs excellent. $999./obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-493-1807. 1999 Honda Civic, 2 dr, hatchback, standard, 189,000km, clean, $2,300/obo. 250-4423067 or 250-666-0075. 2002 Nissans, 4cyl 2.5 & 1.8, Altima 187,000km & Sentra, auto & 5 speed, both 4dr and new snow tires. $2,500 & $4,900. 250-442-0122 or 250493-1807. Run and look excellent. Sentra one owner, non smoker, 5 speed. Grand Forks 2005 MAZDA 5, Red, 187,000kms. Loaded. Mounted snows. $7,450. 250-3641940
Trucks & Vans
Lia Azhure Inc. Lia Azhure Inc. Certified General Accountant
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KEMP HARVEY BURCH KEMP HARVEY BURCH KIENTZ INC. INC. KIENTZ Certified General Accountants
1987 Dodge Dakota, reg cab, long box, auto, V6, one owner, 169,000km, very clean, canopy, 2 wheel drive, $1,800/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-4931807. Grand Forks
619 Central Ave., Accountants Grand Forks, B.C. CertiďŹ ed General 619 Central Grand Forks, B.C. Ph:Ave., 250-442-2121
96 GMC, SLT, Ex-cab, 4x4, 5.7, great shape, winter tires, $3,450. 250-442-2212.
7157 - 3rd Street
Cars - Domestic
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Grand Forks Gazette
Putting a stop to bullying on Pink Shirt Day… Kerry Vital / Black Press Names such as Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons are sadly well-known to many Canadians. Both teens committed suicide after years of bullying at the hands of classmates. On Feb. 26, Canadians will recognize Pink Shirt Day, a day devoted to preventing bullying and helping children and teens who are being victimized. For some people, bullying hits
very close to home. Tad Milmine, now an RCMP constable, is one of them. As a child, Milmine was bullied relentlessly by classmates and locked in the basement by his stepmother every day for 12 years. His father, an alcoholic, never tried to help him, even when Milmine’s stepmother verbally abused him. “I always held out hope that one day an adult
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Pink Shirt Day was started in Nova would see that I was in the baseScotia by two teenage boys who, ment and perhaps ‘rescue’ or ‘save’ after seeing another male student me,” he says. “No one ever came.” bullied for wearing a pink shirt, At 17, Milmine ran away from decided to gather their friends and home and cut all ties with his father all wear pink to school. CKNW AM and stepmother. Still, he struggled 980 was inspired by their action, with being extremely introverted and since 2007 has raised over and emotional. While he had $650,000 for anti-bullying prodreamed of being a police officer grams in B.C. through the sale of for much of his life, he didn’t feel their pink shirts. You can purchase confident enough to act on that Tad Milmine your own shirt at London Drugs or dream. At 33, he finally felt able online. This year’s campaign is beto take that step and do what he ing presented by Coast Capital Savings, with loved after encouragement from an officer he Black Press as a media partner. met while playing baseball. For more information about Pink Shirt Day, “I never acted on my dream because I truly bevisit www.pinkshirtday.ca. Milmine’s website lieved it was just a dream,” he says. “I thought can be found at www.bullyingendshere.ca. that dreams weren’t meant to be achieved.” Milmine was moved by the 2011 suicide of Ontario teen Jamie Hubley, who killed himself after years of bullying for being gay and a figure skater, to start Bullying Ends Here, a website that tells Hubley’s story as well as his own. Milmine has travelled all over Canada and the U.S. speaking to students and encouraging them to contact him if they need help. In the presentations, he shares his own story The website and smartphone app Ask.fm is a socialand that of Hubley, and tells the students that networking site where people can ask other users he understands what it’s like to be an outcast, and that he too is gay, just like Hubley. He questions. It’s extremely popular with pre-teens and shares this information to point out teens, but recently it has become well-known for that he is no different than the people facilitating cyber-bullying instead. It has been referlistening to him in the audience. enced in several suicide cases around the world as “I never let my sexuality stand in part of the bullying the victim experienced that led the way of living out a dream,” to their suicide. Milmine says. “I never let the negativity while growing up The biggest issue with Ask.fm is that questions can stand in my way.” be submitted anonymously, and content is not moniMilmine’s presentations tored, so abuse of the service can be rampant with no are done on his own time repercussions to the user. Even if someone is blocked, and with his own money. that person can still view profiles and see other inter“I always wanted to actions, and privacy settings cannot be increased as ‘help’ people and today I am lucky they can on Facebook and Twitter. According to RCMP enough to be in Const. Tad Milmine, the Latvia-based website also that position,” sends daily spam with messages suggesting users says Milmine. kill themselves and calling them ugly, among others, “Youth need to with no name attached. know that nobody can Parents are urged to monitor all social media achelp them if they don’t speak up. You have to share, have to ask for help. counts and talk to their children about their online Give us a chance to help.” activities in an effort to prevent cyberbullying, and Sixty-four per cent of Canadian children have remember that the terms of service of Facebook, been bullied at school at some point, accordTwitter and Ask.fm require users to be at least 13. ing to the Pink Shirt Day campaign, and 40 per cent of Canadian employees are bullied at the workplace on a weekly basis. “Pink Shirt Day gets people talkJoin the cause and ing,” Milmine says. “People are talking about it leading up to buy a pink shirt at it, and on the day itself. You’re pinkshirtday.ca going to talk about why you’re or at London Drugs wearing a pink shirt that day, and youth are reminded of the resources available to them.”
The dangers of Ask.fm
NO To Bullying!
Whatever you choose to call it, bullying is very harmful and happens all to often. Being the target of bullying can be hurtful, scary, and isolating. It can also be upsetting to be a witness to bullying. Even though it’s difficult, remember: you’re not alone, and there are ways you can keep bullying out of your life.
BULLYING isn’t just a child’s issue; it’s a
school and community issue, and must be addressed with a school and community solution.
The BDTA supports Pink Shirt Day!
Help teachers put an end to bullying by treating everyone with respect. Let your words and actions set a positive example.
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Everyone has a role to play in supporting students and preventing incidents like bullying.
Published on Feb 26, 2014