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Airport sale provides Bryan Adams delivers for sold out tax break for Area B show at Charles Bailey Theatre BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff
The news is good for the 656 homeowners living in Electoral Area B, because property taxes will actually decrease this year even though residents will be chipping in a little more for regional services. Area B has almost 1,400 people living in the largely rural area that extends just north of Genelle to the Paulson Bridge, through Sheep Creek, Blackjack and Paterson to the U.S. Border and includes Oasis, Rivervale and Casino. Those residents account for about 5 per cent of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) tax base, and pay for regionally shared services such as fire and police, recreation, transit, and solid waste management. Based on the average assessed property value of $200,000 in Area B, a zone that covers 10 per cent of the district’s land base, a homeowner will pay about $930 compared to $960 last year. Property taxes and issues specific to Area B were discussed
during the region’s annual town hall meeting last week when a cross section of a few dozen people met with RDKB representatives in the Oasis Community Hall. Linda Worley, Area B director, was on hand to answer questions from the community Wednesday evening and John MacLean, RDKB’s chief administrative officer (CAO), presented a background history of regional services and various projects that are up for approval in the 2014 budget. “The budget is really about our priorities,” explained the CAO. “And what services you would like the RDKB to continue to deliver,” he said. “Or what you may not be interested in having anymore.” Two big ticket items checked off the regional district’s duty list, in particular services that fell under the helm of East End Service (participants) from Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A and Area B, account for the latter’s three per cent tax drop. See TOWN, Page 3
Vision for Trail on display tonight at memorial centre BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff
A year-long study of the Silver City and its abundance of history and culture has culminated in a golden master thesis by architect student Austin Hawkins. Hawkins is showing his final design development of the city in the Trail Memorial Centre (TMC) tonight at 7:30 p.m. outside the library, and invites the community to view his display made from “beautiful materials recycled from the depths of the Trail Memorial Centre.” The display includes delicate collages, drawings, photographs and models that reflect his detailed research into Trail’s human history, landscape, mining, smelting and Italian culture. “Photographing the entire Greater Trail area and researching
the use and transportation patterns of ore and metal, and studying those photographs helped me understand the essence of Trail,” said Hawkins. “My project develops and demonstrates techniques for finding the value in this cityscape and making choices about what to do with it in the future.” The University of British Columbia student is in his third year of architectural studies and decided to make Trail and its struggle to revitalize, the centre of his thesis after visiting the city for a first-time look last January. After months of intense design work and non-stop 12 to 14 hour days, Hawkins presented his redesign plan of the centre to architectural critics in Vancouver earlier this year. See FOCUS, Page 3
BY GUY BERTRAND Times Staff
Bryan Adams called it his “Bare Bones Tour” but the iconic Canadian musician brought a truckload of hits for his sold out show at Trail’s Charles Bailey Theatre on Monday night. From his show opening “Run to You” to his encoreclosing “Straight From the Heart,” the 54-year-old Adams struck every chord of memory in the audience with a string of his classic songs that kept the crowd enthralled. Accompanied at times by pianist Gary Breit, Adams blended the powerful voice and guitar chops that propelled him to super stardom. Breit proved a perfect addition to Adams’ hard-driving style and added his personal ivory touch to such melodic classics as “Heaven” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” The Grammy-winning musician mixed in his foot stomping favorites like “Cuts Like a Knife” and “Somebody” with his mega-hit collaborations “All for Love” and “I Finally Found Someone.” Although those hits were recorded with the likes of Barbara Streisand, Rod Stewart and Sting, none joined Adams in Trail despite the rocker’s longing looks to stage left for their potential entrance. However, their presence wasn’t required as Adams provided enough star power in the room thanks to his repertoire of worldwide hits. There was also a connection between Adams, the storyteller, and the Home of Champions. He recalled playing in Trail in 1976 and opening for Trooper. It was a chance for him to re-trace his career path, including opening gigs with Foreigner and Journey among others, and enjoying every opportunity along the way of his illustrious 30-plus year
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Bryan Adams took fans on an acoustic journey of his greatest hits during Monday’s show at the Charles Bailey Theatre. career delight. It was only fitting that durIt wasn’t the only moment ing a brief break in Adams’ that brought the crowd to non-stop 110-minute show its feet with “Summer of 69” a member of the audience eliciting the biggest ovation of shouted out “Thank you for the show. coming to Trail,” which was Staying true to the “Bare followed by a rousing ovation Bones” theme, Adams paid from the appreciative audience tribute to Kris Kristofferson who shared the same senti- with the timeless country balment. lad “Help Me Make it Through The moment was indeed the Night,” as an ode to one of touching for any musi- his favorite songwriters. cian and like a true showBut this night belonged man, Adams segued right into to Adams and his “trip down “B.C. Bound,” a takeoff on his memory lane.” For the lucky “Alberta Bound” tune, cap- people in the crowd on ping it off with a hearty “Trail Monday, they got to take the bound,” much to the crowd’s trip with him.
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‘No’ on Sculpture Walk
embers of Trail council turned down a proposal from the Trail and District Arts Council to partner with the Castlegar Sculpture Walk to purchase or lease public art. Instead, other options will be explored to add sculptures that are unique to Trail and fit into the city’s current display of public art works. “The original plan when we (repreCouncil sentatives from Trail, Briefs Castlegar and Nelson) by first approached Sheri Columbia Basin Trust Rregnier for funding, was that each community should be different,” explained Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs, during Monday’s governance meeting. “The concept was that people would spend three days in our West Kootenay region. I don’t think a little of Castlegar should be in Trail or Trail in Castlegar, our drawing cards should be different.” • People can look forward to exploring “IncrEDIBLE” Trail when venturing through downtown Trail and the Gulch this summer, after Trail council fully endorsed a program presented by a committee from Community in Bloom, that will have over 30 downtown businesses growing herbs and vegetables instead of flowers in their storefronts this year. Residents will be invited to pick fresh produce (free) from the green route through town. • Graduating students can start sharpening their pencils to apply for a city scholarship after council approved two $600 awards, one in memory of Neil Paolone for a J.L.Crowe student, and the other for a Cooperative Education Program graduate. • City politicians will receive a two per cent stipend increase after council amended its indemnity bylaw to raise their allotment to almost $15,000 and the mayor’s to just over $28,000 this year. • With the Trail Regional Airport under city ownership, council reviewed parking fees and approved a rate increase from $4 per day to $5; and $10 per week to $15 with staff directed to fine tune a proposed $25 fine for parking violations.
Town hall meeting addresses questions
FROM PAGE 1 The first, was the ending of three-year agreement with the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) last spring, which is a Trail-based economic development service that Area B contributed $20,000 annually to focus on regional business incentives. “We won’t be taxing for the LCIC service this year,” said MacLean. “We are using surplus and they have a mandate to make a case and show us what they can do.” In addition, Area B taxpayers are off the hook to pay almost $10,000 annually for regional airport service after the RDKB sold the local airstrip to the City of Trail earlier this month. “Up until four days ago this was a regional service,” said MacLean at the Feb. 19 town hall gathering. He confirmed that the $1.28 million deal add funds to administration reserves, and “now that it is sold there is no taxation this year.” MacLean explained that available services in the regional district vary annually, but will account for a $1.1 million budget increase this year; a hike that property tax requisition is expected to cover. “In 2014 there is a fairly significant increase I can tell you for a fact,” he continued. “There is a $400,000 increase related to a fire service we took over in Grand Forks,” said MacLean. “Things like that happen but the regional
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Linda Worley (left) Area B director was on hand for the region’s annual town hall meeting last week, and answered questions from the gallery ranging from railway safety concerns, derelict vehicles left on Genelle roadways and future street and highway repairs. ditrict must say how those costs are going to be shared and what the requisition limit is, which is called a tax cap.” Specific to the Area B tax base, once the final budget is adopted March 20, an additional $8,700 will be owing to the regional district to share costs of the BC municipal election scheduled for Nov. 15. Additionally, the recreation commission budget increased almost $8,200 related to this year’s operating costs, although future contributions to regional recreation will be studied
when Area B’s agreement with the City of Trail draws to a close later this year. Aside from regional costsharing, a small population of residents living in Oasis and Rivervale pay subregional taxes for sewer and water services. A significant project the RDKB is bringing to the board for this week, is the proposed installation of an automated chlorination system in Rivervale. “The source water (Rivervale) is both a well and a service that during the spring the freshet causes issues with turbidity,”
explained MacLean. “What we are doing is putting in automated systems so we can monitor water as it comes in and adjust chlorine levels accordingly.” MacLean closed with discussion about the RDKB’s solid waste management plan that is currently being updated to include a focus on recycling kitchen waste. “If we can remove those organics from our waste stream the extension on our landfills is staggering,” he said. “I can promise you, without a shadow of a doubt, siting a new landfill is the last thing any of us want to do anywhere in the regional district. It’s horrible and pits neighbour against neighbour.” The evening rounded out with the gallery questioning Director Worley about issues ranging from the possibility of a second access road in Rivervale, emergency planning related to rail lines running through Area B communities, and insufficient repair of local roads and highways. “I have been in constant contact with the department of highways and with CPR in Calgary in regard to two sites that are very vulnerable,” confirmed Worley. “Which is Rivervale with only one access and China Creek where sloughing is happening very close to the edge of the rail,” she continued. “I keep pecking away at it and I will not give up until I get an answer and plans for action.”
Focus is on Trail Memorial Centre
FROM PAGE 1 “After all this, I feel the essence of Trail is the study of layers and refinement and the deposition of new layers through process,” said Hawkins. “This way of looking at the valley originated with miners in Rossland studying geological strata and betting their entire fortunes by staking mining claims,” he continued. “These were daring people who looked for the value in layers of landscape, and to revitalize Trail, the people of this valley must again dare to look at the layers.”
Hawkins developed a design focus on the TMC after understanding the facility’s relevance to the community with a schematic design and material strategy to regenerate the continuity between its prosperous past and the opportunities of the future. “New variety as well as common circulation and visual and physical connection to the cityscape would increase its use enormously,” he explained. “Right now, the TMC is a labyrinth, it only needs reorganization. It is a gold mine, but a gold mine is nothing without a refinery.”
Finally, Hawkins suggests that Trail should not consider constructing new buildings, rather the city needs to look at how existing buildings can be better used. “Trail currently has a number of buildings in south downtown that currently act as cold sponges for social energy,” he said. “Their emptiness is a barrier to Trail’s livelihood. Heritage is not found in perfect shape, it is developed by the consistent care of current buildings until they become old, and the care and maintenance devoted to them becomes obvious.”
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Dubnyk vowed continued enforcement this season, including the ongoing bait sled initiative. So far, police haven’t had any attempted thefts of the bait sled unit – a surveillance equipped trailer designed to lure in and catch thieves. It’s modelled after the bait car program. Police remind snowmobile owners to take precautions like parking your vehicle in a well-lit place, using wheel locks, using alarms and disabling your vehicle’s motor. The identity of the man and the exact charges against him will likely be revealed when court authorities release the Salmon Arm court docket on Feb. 25. Sicamous RCMP are seeking charges of breach of probation, theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000. Despite ongoing security partnerships between Revelstoke police and snowmobile stakeholders like snowmobile organizations and accommodation providers, snowmobile thefts have continued to trouble the community. The expensive machines are often stolen along with valuable trucks and trailers.
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for suspect in robbery By Sheri Regnier Times Staff
Surveillance video is in police hands after an armed bank robbery occurred at the Salmo branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union just before closing Tuesday afternoon. The Salmo RCMP detachment responded to a bank robbery alarm from the Main Street branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Monday, confirmed Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff in a Tuesday news release. Officers from Salmo, Nelson and Trail were called to the scene after a male suspect brandished a gun then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The armed robber was not apprehended and no arrests have yet been made, said Postnikoff. No customers were in the bank during the heist and no one was injured. However, the five KSCU employees were shaken by the gun-wielding intruder, and spent the following morning debriefing with a professional trauma counsellor, confirmed Dean Civitarese, the bank’s risk management manager. “We do provide robbery training,” said Civitarese. “Our employees followed everything to a ‘T’ as they are trained to do, but we do ensure counselling after the fact.” Employees were given the option of returning home post-counselling, but everyone was feeling okay, and the bank opened for ‘business as usual’ by noon, he added. “We do have continual monitoring by recording equipment,” Civitarese confirmed. “And it is all part of the investigation now.” The at-large male perpetrator donned a black mask with a hood pulled down over his face, however he is described as a 5’6” Caucasian and about 150 lbs, dressed in black pants and a new-looking purple ski jacket. The Salmo detachment is continuing to investigate the serious incident along with the RCMP forensic team from Nelson and the Kootenay Boundary General Investigation Section Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222. TIPS or the Salmo police at 357.2212.
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B.C. teachers to take strike vote next week
THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s teachers’ union will take a strike vote next month, saying they have no choice because the government continues to ignore a court decision that restored contract provisions on class conditions. Jim Iker, president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, said Tuesday that over the past year the government has brought nothing to the bargaining table for teachers. The province is also acting like the B.C. Supreme Court ruling last month never happened, Iker said. “For teachers, our only recourse in response to the unfair and unreasonable proposals at this point of time is to apply pressure through a strike vote,” he told reporters. Iker said he believes it is “very, very likely” that the strike vote will be passed, though he added that any job action will not include immediate school closures, or impact extra curricular activities, report cards or communication with parents. The court case involved provincial legislation that retroactively removed contract provisions on class size and composition from the collective agreement and banned them from future negotiations. The legislation was originally introduced in 2002, and a judge ruled in 2011 that the law violated teachers’ rights. The B.C. government introduced similar legislation a year later, prompting job action and a three-day strike by teachers in 2012. Last month, another judge ruled the law unconstitutional a second time and awarded the union $2 million, saying the government was trying to provoke a full-scale strike. B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender have consistently denied that they tried to goad teachers into a job action. Last week, a government lawyer asked the B.C. Court of Appeal to suspend the ruling until an appeal is heard later this year. Fassbender said Tuesday he is disappointed about the strike vote. He refused to specify what was discussed at recent contract talks, but he said the province is working hard to reach a negotiated settlement with teachers. The vote is expected to take place from March 4 to March 6.
Canadians’ net worth climbs
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canadian families have become wealthier during the past several years, with net worth rising despite the welldocumented growth in household debt and the set-back from the recession, a new Statistics Canada study shows. In a report that takes a long view on the state of Canadian finances, the agency finds that the 2012 medium net worth among family units of two or more persons - has risen 44.5 per cent since 2005 to $243,800, and almost 80 per cent from 1999. Those family units have also accumulated more debt, a total of $1.3 trillion in 2012, of which about $1 trillion is mortgage debt, up 41.6 per cent from 2005. All figures are in inflation-adjusted dollars. Bank of Montreal economist Doug Porter
said the data show that while household debt remains a vulnerability for the economy as a whole, Canadians families’ overall finances are generally in good shape. “The standout is the tremendous growth in net worth over the 13-year period. It works out to average annual increases of better than five per cent, which is quite impressive,” he said. “To me the bigger picture is that assets remain about seven times the size of debt.” Porter said that doesn’t mean household debt is a nonissue, but said its biggest impact on the economy will be to act as a check on consumer spending going forward. Overall, total family assets in Canada rose to $9.4 trillion in 2012, with the value of families’ principle home representing one third of the total assets.
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Time for national dialogue on things that matter
very week the same tedious litany of political subterfuge prevails: abrupt rudeness to veterans who dare to oppose cuts in services; Elections Act amendments that make it harder for the poor, First Nations and youth to vote; smears of public servants who accept contractual benefits at the end of long careers of public service; income splitting proposals for couples who manifest the targeted income and job choice characteristics (traditional stay-at-home moms and high income dads) of the Conservative ‘base:’ the closure of a few more federal science libraries; the CRA ‘attack’ auditing of a few more environmental NGOs, the endlessly expensive and repetitive Canada Action Plan signage on our roadways; the continued focus on the political capture of niche segments of our polity rather than serving the broader citizens’ interest. Has it really come to this: that Canadians deserve a federal government that avoids the obvious, defends the indefensible, and places unchallengeable precepts before rational thought,
critical thinking and majority rule? What does it take to stimulate the national debate on the really big issues: climate change, the impacts of the aging Boomer demographic on healthcare and the ongoing affordability and sustainability of Medicare, and the future economic competitiveness of Canada in a world progressively working towards a lower carbon future fed by new energy sources? Can we really soldier on with a 20th century mentality in a 2014 world? How much longer can the citizens tolerate the parliamentary focus on what is essentially trivia, as the world bears the stress of unparalleled heat waves; steadily rising insurance costs for the impacts of aseasonal, atypical weather; steadily rising geriatric healthcare treatment and housing costs; continually postponed retirement plans; and the disappearance of a middle class manufacturing sector in countries where it once thrived? How much longer will citizens tolerate a wealth imbalance that has created a globalized plutocracy with oligarchic tastes and pretensions of public
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rule? When will this bizarre disconnect with reality end? Arguably the refocusing of our public mind on climate change, healthcare and the post-carbon economy will not occur until proportional representation is legislated or/and a majority coalition is formed in the Canadian Parliament. Unfortunately for the real majority, the best indication of future behaviour, when the political constants remain unchanged, is past behaviour. Therefore it is safe to assume that, until the old constants are removed, the Conservatives will continue to cater to their ‘base niches,’ and tend to their plurality-majority interests in order to achieve re-
election in 2015. The price those of us who are not Conservative voters (otherwise known as the majority of Canadian citizens) will pay is continued aggravation due to the denial of our interests, and a growing cynicism about the values of public life and those who conduct it. We can usefully remember what Winston Churchill used to say in similar circumstances decades ago: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.” Given the situation we find ourselves in, I think our best recourse is to advocate for rationality over Revelation, and morality over nihilism. All of us in the Canadian majority, in countless thousands of small acts every day, have the opportunity to advance the national dialogue on the issues that really count, with people who really listen. We need to challenge the status quo, and assume that change is possible. Not all of this activity, or indeed any of it, needs to be overtly political right now. The discourse on climate change, healthcare and the postcarbon world can occur
anywhere. It is already happening in schools, colleges and universities – places that champion rationality and critical thinking. It is naturally occurring in NGOs, and indeed throughout civil society. In my experience the not-for-profit boards that I sit on are well engaged in the dialogue. The recent spate of Conservative commentary about the unCanadian motivations of environmentalists and First Nations’ rights activists has served to waken people up to what can happen when basic freedoms are taken for granted. Like muscles, freedoms work best when they are exercised. They atrophy when they are neglected. We should thank the Harper government for questioning our rights to think critically, and to give voice to values that run counter to corporatism. In fact, we should encourage them to keep up the critique. Troy Media columnist Mike Robinson has lived half of his life in Alberta and half in B.C. In Calgary he worked for eight years in the oil patch, 14 in academia, and eight years as a cultural CEO.
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to transport tangible goods to market and then further constrained by the need to retail these goods through outlets in national regulated economies. In the old days businesses grew slowly, capturing regional market share and then – years later – expanding to global markets. Today you’re global from day one, and if you capture the imagination of youth, growth can be instant. There is no historical precedent for this kind of limitless acceleration. Given these changes in the dynamics of the global economy, are valuations just a crapshoot? Not according to accounting specialist Joseph Batty. The problems with modern valuations begin with a lack of understanding about the unique qualities of intangible assets in the global digital economy: these new asset have broken the mold and all the old industrial rules. Bottom line, we’ve all failed to keep pace with these changes. Batty’s secret: identify the (intangible) assets and analyze them separately from the company they’re contained within. The assets should be valued on a Highest and Best Use basis which captures their full ‘Enterprise’ potential and not on the (much lower) ‘historical cost’ basis. Understanding the full global potential of the assets and valuing them accordingly is in the best interests of technology developers, investors and the market. Mastering intangible assets with all their strengths and weaknesses is the true revolution that, once appreciated, will bring order and sensibility back to the market and – maybe, just maybe - help prevent another major financial disaster. Robert McGarvey is an economic historian and cofounder of the Genuine Wealth Institute, an Alberta-based think thank dedicated to helping businesses, communities and nations built communities of wellbeing. Robert is the author of The Creative Revolution, an historical guide to the future of capitalism.
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MAILEY, JOHN JOSEPH – (March 5, 1929 - February 24, 2014) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, John arrived in Trail in August 1929 when he was just five months old. The Maileys lived briefly in East Trail before moving to the Gulch, where John made many life-long friends. When the Maileys relocated to East Trail in 1937, 1553 Third Avenue became the family home until John married his sweetheart, Doris Moxham, and moved right next door! A natural athlete, John loved several sports, including track and field, lacrosse, baseball, hockey and fishing. While he excelled at all of them, hockey and lacrosse were his favourites. In 1948-49, he cap-
tained the Trail Junior Smokeaters to the BC championship. John started working for Cominco when he was 15 years old, retiring at 60 so he could pursue his interest in travel. Along with vacations to Eastern Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico and the US, John loved heading out in the motorhome. John was an avid gardener. He was very proud of his home, yard and family. His greatest enjoyment, however, came from his grandchildren and great grandchildren. John is predeceased by his parents John “Paddy” and Norah, sisters Martha Jones, Maggie Bradford and Nora Horne, brothers Danny and Jimmy, son Glenn and grandson Cale Caputo. He is survived by his wife Doris, children Patti (Al Caputo) Terry, Diane (John Shannon), daughter-inlaw Sheila Mailey, Merrill (Don Zentner), Allen, Warren (Jimi Galvao), 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He
is also survived by his sister Mary Oliver, sister-in-law Leila Mailey, and brothers Leo (Eileen), Kevin (Agnes), Owen (Mary), and many much-loved nieces, nephews and life-long friends. Mass of Christian Burial takes place Friday, February 28, 2014 at Holy Trinity Church (OLPH) at 10:30am, Father Jim McHugh presiding. Cremation to follow. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations may be made in John’s name to the Kidney Foundation of Canada(200-4940 Canada Way Burnaby BC V5G 4K6) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (4-1551 Sutherland Ave Kelowna BC V1Y 9M9). You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca *** MOROSO, HELEN – The family of Helen Marie Moroso regret to announce her sudden passing in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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ual sprint in Midget Boys at Whistler on Saturday. Michaela McLean just missed the podium finishing fourth in the individual start and seventh in the sprint. Kaysa Panska meanwhile flew to silver in alpine skiing’s Giant Slalom and bronze in Slalom at Hemlock Mountain. Figure skater Jacob Verhelst also just missed a medal with a fourth place finish in the Men’s Pre-novice short program and free skate. The Kootenay female hockey repre-
sentative finished in seventh overall after dropping an 8-0 decision to eventual Zone 3 gold-medalist in Fraser Valley. They skated to a close 3-1 loss to Zone 8 Cariboo North-East, Saturday, before rolling over Zone 7 North West 5-1 in their final game Sunday. Fraser Valley topped the medal standings with 30 gold, 33 silver, and 41 bronze, followed by Vancouver-Squamish, Zone 5, with 33-2622, and ThompsonOkanagan, Zone 2, with 18-24-26.
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Rossland defeated Mota Automotive 72-62 in Trail Men’s Basketball League final Monday at the Rossland Secondary School. Left: Todd Martin, 22, led the Golden City hoopsters with 16 points while League MVP Gent Harrison, 21, was a force at both ends of the court. The championship team includes from left: Blaine Benner, Jason Zwall, Harrison, Wannes Luppens, Chris Bowman, Kevin Jangula, Martin, and Chris Markling.
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In a rematch of the last two Trail Men’s Basketball League finals, Rossland finally found their winning touch, as they dropped Mota Automotive 76-62 in an exciting and physical match up at the Rossland Secondary School on Monday. Mota was looking to threepeat as TMBL champions, but a styngy defence, clutch freethrow shooting, some magic from beyond the arc, and gritty play down under sealed the victory and championship for Rossland. “We always have good games with these guys,” said Rossland forward Blaine Benner. “It gets
physical and intense, but afterwards we all meet up and sit down and have a cold beer. We’re all friends, it’s just a really good rivalry.” The game was tight from the opening tip off, until Rossland broke open a 17-15 game to go on a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Mota would chip away at the lead, drawing within five points late in the game, making it 67-62 with just under two minutes to play. However, Wannes Luppens would nail a short jumper, and follow that up with a denial of Stephen Mota’s drive to the hoop, then sink a couple clutch free throws to nail it down for Rossland. Todd Martin had the hot
hand on the night, hitting two crucial three-pointers in the second half, and pouring in 16 points to lead all Rossland shooters, while Luppens counted 15 points. As time wound down, Mota was forced to foul and hope for a miss, but Rossland would hit nine of 14 from the foul-line to ice it. Mota counted 11 points for the Trail team including two from beyond the arc, while Dylan Fitzpatrick scored 10. Kevin Jangula threw down 12 points for Rossland while Benner netted 11 and TMBL Most Valuable Player of the season, Gent Harrison scored eight.
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take Nelson to overtime in three of their games, winning one, with 5-of-8 matches decided by one goal. This has the makings of an upset special, but the Leafs should emerge in six or less. In the Eddie Mountain division, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats will have an easy time of it with the Columbia Valley Rockies. The Cats finished 43 points ahead of the Rockies and scored 125 more goals, and average of roughly 2.5 more goals per game. With four players in the top-15 in league scoring including the league’s second leading scorer in Jesse Collins, the Cats have a huge advantage offensively, and are stacked on defence, posting the highest goal differential in the league at plus-121. Columbia meanwhile has the second worse goal differential at minus-73 and you’ll have to scroll down to 41st spot before you find the Rockies highest point-getter in Ryan Henderson. Cats in four. In the other playoff series, familiar foes Fernie Ghostriders and Kimberley Dynamiters play what could be the most interesting series of the lot. Kimberley finished six points up on Fernie for second spot thanks to a four game winning streak to end the season, and enjoyed a 6-2 edge in head-to-head matches with the Ghostriders. Fernie struggled down the stretch, and the Ghostriders will likley disappear from the playoffs in six games. See STORM, Page 10
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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147
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58 27 21 10 64 164 164 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 Today’s Games Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Detroit at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Carolina at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
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With generous support from Aaron Burke (front row middle) and a Kootenay Savings Community Foundations grant, Greater Trail Special Olympics outfitted a new snowshoe team that competed in the Winter Sports Fest in Kelowna earlier this month. Over 170 athletes and 100 coaches participated in the event at Crystal Mountain. Fruitvale’s Kayleigh Postmus quaified for the Kamloops 2015 Special Olympic Winter Games by finishing first in the 200 metre snowshoe and fourth in the 50 and 100, as did William Thatcher, first in Men’s 200 metre and third in 400 metre, while Jake Miller came first in the 400 and third in the 200. Richard Warner came fifth in the M2 100 and fourth in the 200-m.
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By Times Staff The Trail Smoke Eaters host the hottest team in the BCHL tonight when they take on the Vernon Vipers at the Cominco Arena. The Vipers have won five games in a row including a 4-3 win over the Penticton Vees on Saturday, after clinching a playoff spot in a 3-2 victory over Salmon Arm on Friday. Who they face in Round-1 of the playoffs is still to be determined with the Vees and West Kelowna Warriors tied for top spot. The fourth seed will likely be the Merritt Centennials who hold a five point lead over Salmon Arm. Trail will finish the season on a positive note, as the organization will honour long-time public address announcer Tiger Milburn in a ceremony before the game Friday against the West Kelowna Warriors. Milburn has been on the mic for the Smokies for 50 years so come early and show your appreciation for Tiger. The puck drops against Vernon tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Storm brewing FROM PAGE 9 In the Okanagan/ Shushwap Conference the matchups will see KIJHL regualr season champion Kamloops Storm take on the Sicamous Eagles, and the Chase Heat face the 100-Mile House Wranglers in the Doug Birks division. In the Okanagan division, the top-seed Summerland Steam play the North Okanagan Knights and the Kelowna Chiefs take on last year’s Okanagan Conference champs the Osoyoos Coyotes. The Hawks-Rebels go tonight and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the B.V. Arena and moves to Castlegar for Game 3 on Friday at 7 p.m.
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your friend aware of this guy’s history? You can express your concern, but then please back off. She is apparently willing to be hurt, and if you try to protect her too much, she may end the friendship altogether. You’ve been carrying a torch for this young woman for many years, and she has yet to return your affections. We think it’s time you broadened your circle. This one-sided friendship is not healthy for you. Dear Annie: It’s happened again. I’ve left another nail salon because the technician working on me began talking to other manicurists in their lan-
professional quality of their work suffers, this is cause for complaint. You should first ask the technician to focus on the services being provided, and if that doesn’t help, notify management. Dear Annie: Please post my response to “Miserable Forever.” I, too, was married to an abusive man for 30 years. Dear Miserable: Ask your local women’s shelter for assistance in exiting the home, follow-up shelter and counseling. The counseling is a must. We don’t realize how much of ourselves we lose during an abusive relationship. We go from living to existing, and it took a long time to get there. You can’t go from existing to living again overnight. It takes time and support. Give yourself the time to heal. You are worth it. The legal matters are important, but they are secondary to get-
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guage. Am I wrong to find this practice rude? If I am paying for their time, shouldn’t their focus be on me and not on what I assume is idle gossip? One technician even took glances at the TV while using the sanding file on me. I worked for a large company and taught new hires overseas. We asked them not to converse in their language in front of customers. I guess my question is: Should I say something? To them or to the owner? Or should I simply accept that this is the norm in nail salons? -- Spokane Dear Spokane: This is not a personal conversation where two people are talking in a foreign language and ignoring you. That would be rude. At a nail salon, however, as long as the service is being performed satisfactorily, it doesn’t matter what language they are speaking or to whom. Of course, if they are so distracted that the
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Dear Annie: I am a young man looking for a girlfriend. I have liked this young lady for seven years -- since high school. Our relationship has been on the friend side, although I have shown her that I like her. Recently, she started to talk to another young man who has quite a history with girls. He has cheated on the last two of his three girlfriends. I am fine if she dates someone else, but I am concerned that she will end up hurt if she sets her sights on this particular guy. I do not mind if we don’t date, but our friendship is in jeopardy. We used to talk every day during lunch, but now she is talking to another “friend” and ignores me. She told me that she wants our friendship to continue, but she is the one destroying it. I am confused. How do I preserve this friendship? -Concerned Friend Dear Concerned: Is
YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Discussions with friends, especially in groups, are important today. Perhaps this is because you are in contact with old friends and people from your past. Sometimes this is a reality check. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Personal details about your private life might be made public today, especially in the eyes of bosses, parents and VIPs. Quite likely, this is about something from your past. (Fingers crossed.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You want change, adventure and a chance to learn something new! That’s why you’d like to visit someplace you’ve never been before. Vary your daily routine. Shake it up a little. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Discussions about shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances and insurance matters
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can clear away old business today. Just keep at it, and you will make some headway. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your interactions with expartners might be emotional today. Don’t take things personally. Remember that nobody’s perfect, even a Leo (as hard as that might be to believe). VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Do what you can to get better organized today. Talk to others, especially about old business and things that have been dragging on that might annoy you. Clear away as much as you can. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a playful, creative day for you! Enjoy sports events, fun times with children, movies, the theater and social occasions. Be happy. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Family discussions will be productive today. In particular, you can tackle old prob-
lems and decide what to do, once and for all. Get a female relative onboard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re eager to learn something new today. This is why you will enjoy short trips or a chance to read and study something. You’ll also enjoy meeting new faces and seeing new places. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Watch your money and cash
flow today, because something unpredictable might occur. It’s natural for you to feel protective about what you own. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The Moon is in your sign today, lined up with retrograde Mercury. This means you might feel emotional when talking to people from your past. That’s perfectly normal. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Secrets might come up
today. This is an excellent day to do research of any kind, or to search for answers and solutions. YOU BORN TODAY You know how to get people’s attention; in fact, you can mesmerize others. You understand how the world works and what makes people tick. You’re interested in a huge variety of subjects -- everything! You need the freedom to explore what you want in this life. Something you’ve
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2005 SRI Double Wide MODULAR HOME 24x44 in Triangle Gardens. 45 years and up. Vaulted ceiling, open plan, bay window, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, pantry, low maintenance, gas heat, air conditioning, 5 appl’s, UGS, landscaped, covered deck & carport, other features, must see. 250-442-8676
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.
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.
P/T position, approx. 30 hrs/ week. Working knowledge of Word & Excel. Mail resumes to K.C. Recycling, PO Box 398, Trail, BC, V1R 4L7 **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information
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TRAIL (Sunningdale) 2bd., 1bth., basement, large carport, patio, workshop. Close to amenties. $184,900. 250-3641940
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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
Trades, Technical BALDFACE - Assistant Cat Ski Guide Baldface Lodge in Nelson BC is looking for an energetic Assistant Ski Guide. You should bring integrity and professionalism to the job while creating a fun and safe environment for our guests to create the ultimate ski/boarding vacation. Shifts are 7days on and 7 days off now through the end of the 2014 season. Qualifications: *Certified Ski/Snowboard Guide (Level 2 CSGA or ACMG Apprentice Guide) *Level 2 Avalanche Technician (Canadian Avalanche Association) *Advanced First Aid Attendant (80+ hours) *2+years experienced mechanized ski or snowboard guide (cat skiing preferred) Compensation: $225+ per day depending on qualifications and experience plus food and accommodations for 7 day shifts at the lodge Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com and use “Assistant Ski Guide” as subject line. www.baldface.net
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Grand Forks rural trailer, valley view, mature couple, N/S, no partying. $500/m 250-5121268. TRAIL, 3BD. W/D, F/S, dishwasher. $900./mo. incl. util. 250-231-1027
Shared Accommodation FURN. room. in W. Trail. house. Incl. Util., internet, laundry, bedding, dishes. N/S, N/P, Refs req’d. 250-6084425. TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, quiet person. Share kitchen, dishes, utilities, 2bths. 250-368-6075
Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, Exec.style home, 2bd, 1bth, fully furn. F/S, D/W, W/D, N/S, N/P. Ref.req. $1100./mo +util. 250-231-6768
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. 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
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Nellie Konkin would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, gift baskets, and baking as well as the donations made to the KBRH Health Foundation. A heartfelt thanks to the support given from friends and family over these difficult times. A special thanks to Dr. R. Wilson, her long time doctor. As well, Drs. McCoid and Campbell for their recent care of Mom during these last few months. Also a thank you to the staff at Rosewood for making her last few months comfortable. Thank you to Bill Clark and Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services for all their invaluable help.
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Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.TRAIL, 2BD. F/S, Ground floor. 250-368-3239 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $650/mo. 250-362-3316 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. PARKSIDE APARTMENTS. Large 1bdrm., insuite laundry, AC, secure quiet building. Call Richard 250-368-7897 ROSSLAND, 2BD, furnished. $700./mo. + util. Free parking. Avail. Mar.1st. 250-362-9182 TRAIL, Rossland Ave., 3bdrm. W/D, F/S. No pets. $750/mo. Avail. Apr.1st. 250-368-1361 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 1bdrm. $510./mo. N/S, N/P, senior oriented, underground parking. 250-368-8423
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Trail Times Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.trailtimes.ca A15 PINKSHIRTDAY.CA Wednesday, February 26/14
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
The dangers of Ask.fm The website and smartphone app Ask.fm is a socialnetworking site where people can ask other users
questions. It’s extremely popular with pre-teens and teens, but recently it has become well-known for facilitating cyber-bullying instead. It has been referenced in several suicide cases around the world as part of the bullying the victim experienced that led to their suicide. The biggest issue with Ask.fm is that questions
adult would see that I was in the basement and perhaps ‘rescue’ or ‘save’ me,” he says. “No one ever came.” At 17, Milmine ran away from home and cut all ties with his father and stepmother. Still, he struggled with being extremely introverted and emotional. While he had dreamed of being a police officer for much of his life, he didn’t feel confident enough to act on that dream. At 33, he finally felt able to take that step and do what he loved after encouragement from an officer he met while playing baseball. “I never acted on my dream because I truly believed it was just a dream,” he says. “I thought that dreams weren’t meant to be achieved.” Milmine was moved by the 2011 suicide of Ontario teen Jamie Hubley, who killed him-
can be submitted anonymously, and content is not monitored, so abuse of the service can be rampant with no repercussions to the user. Even if someone is blocked, that person can still view profiles and see other interactions, and privacy settings cannot be increased as they can on Facebook and Twitter. According to RCMP Const. Tad Milmine, the Latviabased website also sends daily spam with messages suggesting users kill themselves and calling them ugly, among others, with no name attached. Parents are urged to monitor all social media accounts and talk to their children about their online activities in an effort to prevent cyberbullying, and remember that the terms of service of Facebook, Twitter and Ask.fm require users to be at least 13.
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self 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 and that of Hubley, and tells the students that he understands what it’s like to be an outcast, and that he too is gay, just like Hubley. He shares this information to point out that he is no different than the people listening to him in the audience. “I never let my sexuality stand in the way of living out a dream,” Milmine says. “I never let the negativity while growing up stand in my way.” Milmine’s presentations are done on his own time and with his own money. “I always wanted to ‘help’ people and today I am lucky enough to be in that position,” says Milmine. “Youth need to know that nobody can help them if they don’t speak up. You have to share, have to ask for help. Give us a chance to help.” Sixty-four per cent of Canadian children have been bullied at school at some point, according to the Pink Shirt Day campaign, and 40 per cent of Canadian employees are bullied at the workplace on a
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community and Better than a thousand hollow Pink Shirt Day words, is one word that brings peace. supporter
weekly basis. “Pink 6 Shirt Day gets y, Feb. 2 a d s e n Wed people talking,” Milmine says. “People are talking about it leading up to it, and on the day itself. You’re going to talk about why you’re wearing a pink shirt that day, and youth are reminded of the resources available to them.” Pink Shirt Day was started in Nova Scotia TRAIL by two teenage boys who, after seeing another male student bullied for wearing a pink shirt, decided to gather their friends and all wear 8130 Old Waneta Road, Trail • 250-364-1311 pink to school. CKNW AM 980 was inspired by their action, and since 2007 has raised over $650,000 for anti-bullying programs in B.C. through the sale of their pink shirts. You can purchase your own shirt at London Drugs or online. This year’s campaign is being presented A proud by Coast Capital Savsupporter of ings, with Black Press as Pink Shirt Day a media partner. and anti bullying For more information about Pink Shirt Day, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca. Milmine’s Kootenay West • 250-304-2783 website can be found at www.bullyingendshere. email@example.com ca. www.katrineconroy.ca
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Excellent investment opportunity as a rental property, or locate your business here and live upstairs. Each level has its own energy efficient Heat Pump. Retail and Residential space in a great location. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Call your REALTOR® today for your personal viewing. Call Art (250) 368-8818
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1824 Wilmes Lane, Trail
Very Special Package - this home with super views has been totally renovated very tastefully decorated with all kinds of charming features - low maintenance on this home - the views are super - book your viewing.
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EXCELLENT TOWNHOUSE - end unit Double Carport - Fantastic Solarium- this home has many upgrades - newer roof, hot water tank, carport 5 years youngfenced & private back yard u/g sprinklersthis home needs to be seen. Book your viewing.
Brand new spacious home at an affordable price. This 3 bdrm home has enclosed parking for up to 4 cars and the inside finishes include granite top kitchen counters and hardwood floors. Call your REALTOR(R) for more information or a personal tour.
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956 Spokane Street, Trail
3+ bdrm 2.5 bath in a family oriented Fruitvale neighbourhood. Fully finished basement, fenced, flat yard, upgraded kitchen, lots of room for the whole gang. Fantastic value here!
Investment opportunity! Solid downtown commercial / residential building with long-term tenants. 3 year commercial lease offers an excellent and stable return.
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232 Simonds Street, Warfield
1205 Green Avenue, Trail
Conveniently located on a no-thru street, great rental property!
No neighbours on both sides! This 2 bdrm, 1 bath house features large covered deck, enclosed porch and bright above grade basement. Call today!
5 bedroom/2 bath home with new kitchen and awesome views!
Lovely family home in Glenmerry with many upgrades such as plumbing, wiring, drywall insulation, flooring and windows. Enjoy the open floor plan and fabulous covered deck. Call your REALTOR® now before its gone!!
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2266 - 6th Avenue, Trail
Built in 2009, this compact charmer is perfect for single, couple or empty nesters that want modern open concept, low maintenance living. Home features vaulted ceilings, heated garage, private yard and comes with New Home Warranty. Call now before its gone.
4 bdrm home on a quiet street! Home offers good sized kitchen, large shop (20 x 22), low maintenance exterior and flat fenced lot. Quick possession possible. Call today!
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Adorable 3 bdrm home with new wood stove, covered parking, amazing views and hardwood floors. New vapor barrier installed as well as ceiling insulation. Cute, cozy, partially fenced yard with flower gardens and a large wood shed.
This home has had many upgrades including new flooring, windows, bathroom, paint and front porch. Newer gas furnace and roof. Lots of privacy on this, .13 acre lot with plenty of trees surrounding it and a large wood deck. Call your REALTOR® today.
531 Turner Street, Warfield
2149A St. Paul Street, Rossland
Stunning package! This home features Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, a great floor plan, and amazing mountain views. The home is well maintained and filled with light. The yard is completely private and features an inground swimming pool!
1887 Spokane Street, Rossland
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Newer 4 bdrm home on 0.87 acre private lot. This home offers private entrance, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and gorgeous gas fireplace with antique mantle. Also included is a large (22x28) insulated shop. Call now!
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