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Garden project could bear fruit for downtown
THE FEAST BEFORE THE FAST
BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff
Growing enthusiasm about a unique greening project in downtown Trail will have business owners nurturing edible gardens instead of seasonal flowers in storefronts this summer. The “Explore Our IncrEDIBLE Trail” initiative officially took root last week after Trail council green-lighted representatives from Communities in Bloom (CiB) and 32 downtown businesses to move ahead with an edible landscape idea. The concept was inspired by an English market town called Todmorden, whose merchants decided to grow produce and herbs in front of their stores and welcome passersby to pick and eat the bounty for free. “Using clean soil in combination with the best growing climate in the Kootenays, Trail’s EDIBLE landscape changes daily,” explained Gina Ironmonger, a long-time downtown business owner and CiB member. “Sharing gardens will welcome visitors and citizens to explore our downtown and celebrate local agriculture.” Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Green Route describes the CiB committee’s vision of vine-ripened tomatoes, crunchy peppers or fragrant basil flourishing in planters that will line downtown streets this year. Each business will be responsible for its own edible garden planter and all vegetables, herbs or fruit grown will be free of charge to anyone who may have an inkling to pick and eat fresh produce. Additionally, local food banks will have the opportunity to add fresh ingredients to their menus because any unpicked food will be donated to their cause. “It has been amazing speaking with the businesses,” said Ironmonger. “You hardly get two sentences out of your mouth and they want to dig in and help in ways that they can. It seems as if people instinctively know that this is the right thing to do.” Besides growing healthy food for the community, the group has goals to promote interaction between young and old; teach people to grow and harvest food and to support regional agriculture and business. “This initiative will be a way to savour Trail from a different perspective,” said Ironmonger. “On a more serious side the concepts are sustainability and food security.”
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The unmistakable scent of pancakes wafted through the halls of St. Michael’s Elementary School during lunchtime on Shrove Tuesday as the Knights of Columbus prepared a golden feast for students in preparation for the long fast of Lenten season. Roger Zol was on griddle duty while Grade 6 students Adam Doskoch (left) and Connor Berno (right) were on the tasting crew.
Postal union bracing for cut to door-to-door service BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff
The cost of a postage stamp increasing to a dollar may not be much out of pocket but it's a sign of further changes delivered, according to Trail and Rossland's Canadian Union of Postal Workers president. Canada Post is also eliminating door-to-door delivery for 5.1 million Canadians over the next five years and building thousands of com-
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munity mailboxes instead. Local 842 president Ed Evans is anticipating notice of street letter boxes locally and is doing what he can in the meantime to fight off the inevitable. “It's almost like cutting your throat as far as the union is concerned, especially for people who are on fixed incomes,” he told the Trail Times. “In any business, if you're going to raise the price of
ed in the initial list, Evans doesn't think it will be long as the neighbourhoods that have been selected are near areas that already have community mailboxes, much like what's seen locally. “It's happened outside of Trail, say Waneta, in that they already have street letter boxes and so the notice given now is going to be in cities that have door-to-door service,” he said. See MP, Page 3
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Most of the 22 runs on Grey Mountain are named after song titles but one remembers a local boarder By Valerie Rossi Times Staff
What does “Pretty Vacant,” “Head Over Feet,” and “Gold Digger” have in common? Besides being part of an eclectic playlist, the song titles are actually names to some of the runs on the newly-developed Grey Mountain at Red Mountain Resort. Traveling down “Long May You Run” was an emotional journey for a former Warfield couple who didn’t anticipate tears before they even hit “Cory's Run,” a sign in memory of their son Cory McOrmond. Rocky and Barb
McOrmond of Revelstoke visited Rossland's ski hill alone to experience the memorial run that recognizes their son who died tragically at 22 years old in a hit and run in Grande Prairie, Alta., Aug. 25, 2012. “It's been 18 months since we lost our son and he's still making us proud,” said Barb. “We were honoured that Red Resort would pay tribute to Cory's legacy because snowboarding meant everything to him.” The 2008 J. L. Crowe graduate competed in snowboard cross with Kootenay Riders before he began teaching Level 1 snowboarding at the mountain the same year he graduated. The keen instructor was eager to teach beginners and always with a smile. His name was fittingly brought up when it came down to labelling the 22 runs on the nearly 1,000
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It was a cold start to an annual family ski trip made by (from the left) Rocky, Barb and Shanna McOrmond of Revelstoke, who were joined by Natasha Nastiuk of Calgary. The family met at Red Mountain Resort this past weekend to ski “Cory’s Run” in honour of Cory McOrmond, a former local snowboarder who died tragically in 2012. acres of terrain that opened up this season with the newly developed peak. “It really impacted our resort and our ski school and while we were building the
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Mountain Ventures. “We have another run called 'Schulz Trees' and it's not a memorial because (Mike) Schulz is at 94 still kicking quite nicely.” See MUSIC, Page 3
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MP hosting town hall meeting in Castlegar to address concerns FROM PAGE 1 Anick Losier, media relations for Canada Post, said the first phase doesn’t include any areas west of Calgary and couldn’t speculate on what’s to come as the 2015 list has yet to be finalized. “The work is being done over the next five years so where we’re starting right now is in neighbourhoods where we already have the infrastructure and where we also have more employees going on retirement so we were able to take advantage of attrition as well,” she said. “What we have said is that in a more densely populated area like downtown Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, they’re going to be done last because we know that community mailboxes as it is now is probably not the best solution for places where there is no space for them . . .” The five-year transition to community mailbox delivery will generate the largest financial benefit of Canada Post’s five-point action plan. Once fully implemented, the community mailbox initiative is forecasted to save $400 million to $500
million a year, according to the corporation. But the future is uncertain for the 23 union employees in Trail and Rossland, said Evans. “There have been a lot of cuts but this is probably the biggest change ever in Canada Post history,” said Evans, whose worked for the corporation for 27 years. “This is their rescue plan to get them out of so-called debt due to mismanagement decisions, as far as the union is concerned.” Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is hosting a town hall meeting March 13 at the Selkirk Room at the Castlegar Recreation Complex from 7-9 p.m. to address concerns and has made some noise in Parliament in the meantime. He would like to see Canada Post explore other creative measures to save money, and have discussions with not only its workers but the communities involved. “The removal of household delivery in cities like Trail and Nelson with the hills involved places a lot of hardships on people, especially seniors, and those on disabilities,” he added.
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Music part of resort’s strategy FROM PAGE 2 Schulz has been an iconic figure in Rossland for about 60 years, said Katkov, who considers him one of the most passionate Red Mountain supporters. “He probably was involved in every element of construction of every chairlift in the resort from 1976,” said Katkov. “He’s just a great man and deserves naming, not unlike ‘Rino’s Run’ (named after long-time ski patroller Rino DeBiasio).”
Most of the remaining names are song titles, a strategic decision made by the resort that continues to focus on music as a core part of its entertainment. Rafters Lounge, the bar at the main lodge, hosts bands regularly in conjunction with events like this past weekend’s Beer Goggles Craft Beer Festival, which had indie rockers The Thermals playing the after party following the festivities. Music is a key element in the future of the resort that
now has a total skiable terrain of 2,787 acres, which puts it on par with world-class resorts like Breckenridge, Colorado, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in terms of ski area. “In the last three years in concert with the development of Grey Mountain, the expansion, we’ve been re-pivoting our resort in terms of marketing for not just the baby boomers but the millennials,” explained Katkov. “We are repositioning this brand for the next 50 years.”
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Spring is on the way, but for the next few days Greater Trail will have to weather the storm, according to a local forecaster. “Looking back to previous years, it might feel like winter is hanging on a little later,” said Jesse Ellis from the Southeast Fire Centre. “But the snow over the last few days isn’t overly uncommon.” So far, March has dumped between 10 to 15 centimetres of snow mixed with rain in the region, but over the last 10 years, with the exception of a few years of zero precipitation, 10 to 20 cm has been the norm, he said. By the weekend, temperatures are expected to rise with wet snow turning to rain, making way for “it starting to feel like spring.” Most noteworthy has been the unseasonably cold temperatures that carried through from February. The second month of the year served up record cold temperatures and was drier than normal, but when it snowed, it really snowed. A blast of Arctic air the first week of the month brought a record cold temperature of -21 C just before sunrise on Feb. 5, breaking a 1996 record low by one half degree, said Ellis. The freeze held until the following day, when a daily record low of -19.9 was set
in the region, prompting Red Mountain Resort to issue a frostbite warning after -27 C was recorded at the top of Granite Mountain accompanied by clear blue skies on Feb. 6. A third daily low of -13.9 C was set on the morning of Feb. 22 and overall, the true Arctic outbreak lead to a month that was 3.6 C cooler than normal. Dry conditions accompanied cooler temperatures the majority of February, with overall precipitation 22 per cent of the norm. Most of the month’s precipitation fell during the last two weeks, when a series of Pacific frontal systems pushed inland from the coast and brought 80 per cent of the February snowfall, or 48 cm compared to the average 34 cm. Typically, February precipitation is a 50/50 mix of rain and snow, Ellis explained. “The ratio of snow to rain was weighted so much in snow’s favour that we received above average snowfall accumulations despite precipitation on the whole being less than normal,” he said. The lack of snow in February may have had the remainder of the ski season in question, however the return of cold wintry conditions the first week of March have already added almost 30 cm to the alpine snow depth at Red Mountain.
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The new chapter at Red Mountain Resort began when the chairlift on Grey Mountain opened for the first time Dec. 14. But with so much excitement this season, Katkov admits there have been some growing pains. A 67-year-old man started skiing on Grey Mountain late last month but wound up in the Esling Creek area, the same region 10 skiers from Washington and two American boy scouts were found in late December. “We’re very proactive on sig-
nage and double signage and this summer we’re going to consider a permanent fence in one area but the people who have gotten lost clearly went under the ropes . . .” said Katkov. “You cannot put a fence around a ski resort anymore than you can put a fence around a border but having said that, we’re going to review it this summer and potentially do something more permanent that will try to sync a message into these people who love powder.” – Rossi
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Ski resort closed, staff still reeling from accident By Kathy Michaels Kelowna Capital News
Crystal Mountain staff is still reeling from the fallout of a weekend accident that left four people injured, and operations indefinitely stalled. Mike Morin, the ski hill’s general manager, said the skiers who were injured Saturday when three chairs from the lift plummeted to the ground are starting to heal from their physical injuries, which ranged from bruising and broken ribs to a broken leg and dislocated shoulder. But there are deeper repercussions surfacing. “Once it sunk in and everything was settled, a lot of us really broke down,” he said Monday, noting three of the injured were employees of the mountain, while one was a customer. “I’ve been here 20 years and I have ridden this lift thousands of times with no doubts for the safety, but I’m surprised about how it effects me.” He’s called in a counsellor to help the ski hill staff deal with the grief that’s start-
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“Everyone deals with this differently,” he said, adding that he’s had staff members call and say they won’t be going to work due to stress caused by the incident. There is also anxiety in the local ski community, the core of the resort’s business. “I’d say 99.8 per cent of our business comes from the local area. And naturally, some people cancelled their lessons,” he said. “On Facebook, a small percentage of people are worried, but the support I’m getting from the public is unreal. For
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every one person who badmouths Crystal Mountain, there are 10 people who are saying that their comment is out of context, and they’re not reporting the whole story.” One of the concerns gaining traction is pulled straight from the BC Safety Authority website, which reports Crystal Mountain was issued an $8,000 fine in 2013 for failure to comply with a safety order relating to its passenger ropeways. The penalty has nothing to do with what went wrong over the weekend, Morin said. That story has yet to be pieced together, and until it is, the mountain’s licence is suspended. What is clear is that the incident was the result of an oscillating empty chair on the Double Chairlift striking the second lift tower, which caused the cable to leave its track. Then the cable and three chairs fell to the ground. What caused the chair to oscillate, and the ensuing reaction, is something the B.C. Safety Authority is investigating, said Morin.
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“Right now, they’ve ruled out a whole bunch of stuff,” he said. “But why was that rope swinging? They have to be sure of the cause… this lift has been in operation since 1977 and nothing has ever happened like this.” It’s been a slowgoing investigation, due to weather conditions and the level of detail that’s required, he added. Until the report is completed, regular Crystal Mountain skiers are on hold. “I feel bad for my guests who were looking forward to the snow,” he said. “As soon as I have confirmation from the safety authority, we will be back in operation.” Quinn Newcomb, of the B.C. Safety Authority, said it’s unclear when the investigation will be over. “We’re just taking it step by step. Safety officers will be there until the job is done, and they have enough information,” he said, adding that the current focus is getting the lift up and running, so they can do tests.
Unions seek bump in minimum wage THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA - Union leaders are in Victoria today calling on the B.C. government to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour. British Columbia Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair says minimum wage, temporary foreign workers and apprenticeships are on the agenda as labour leaders meet today with Shirley Bond, the minister responsible for labour. More meetings are planned Wednesday with Premier Christy Clark. B.C.’s current minimum hourly wage was increased to $10.25 in May, 2012, but Sinclair says it still isn’t enough to pay monthly bills. He says unions want the Liberal government to boost the wage to $13 an hour immediately, followed by annually adjusted cost of living increases. Sinclair says unions will also ask Clark to adjust the current temporary foreign worker program to stop employers from using foreign workers to fill entry-level jobs at the expense of British Columbians entering the workforce.
Community deals with school closures By Candace Wu
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Superintendant of Schools Rollie Koop said trustees are facing “the most challenging decision you can ever make as somebody elected to represent a community.” A midday public meeting was held Saturday at French Creek Community School where residents voiced their concerns about School District 69 senior administration’s recommendation to close down the only school in Coombs. Parksville Elementary, Qualicum Beach Elementary and Winchelsea Elementary are also facing potential closures. Emotions ran high at the meeting which heard questions and concerns from various individuals, including parents, grandparents, young students. The school board is currently in the midst of a 90-day public consultation period, meaning the earliest a motion can pass acting on the recommendations is April 29. The closure of the four schools
Marijuana job fair attracts hundreds By Tamara Cunningham Nanaimo News Bulletin
If potential employees had experience with marijuana, then last weekend’s job fair at Tilray was their chance to brag about it. Tilray, the company behind the new medical marijuana facility at Duke Point, hosted its first hiring fair over the weekend, attracting more than 400 resumés and 250 interviewees. Philippe Lucas, vice-president of patient research and services for Tilray, said the com-
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tina, and in Italy Maria, Lenord, Rosetta, Pina, Irana, Salvatore, Teresa, plus many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Italy. He was predeceased by his parents Serafina and Francesco, his sister Elena and brother Rosario. Andy (Nutti) was a long-time employee of Cominco. He was passionate about his garden, music, dancing and most of all his family; especially his grandchildren. For Nutti, sharing a glass of wine and a meal with family and friends was what life was all about. He loved to laugh and ‘take it ease’. A memorial service will be held at Christina Lake Community Hall on Saturday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. in Christina Lake, BC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deborah Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home email@example.com.
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UHRYNOWICH, ROGER (CHACHI) – passed away on March 1, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Roger was born on April 13, 1942 in Trail, BC. Roger served in the Armed Forces and was stationed in Germany and enjoyed travelling throughout Europe. Upon returning from Germany, he met his wife Linnette and they started their family. The rest is history. Roger worked at Cominco for 32 years and became a Millwright before enjoying his retirement. He loved stock car racing, motor biking, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, playing cards, and Smokies games became his passion. Roger also enjoyed volunteering at and attending the Salvation Army Church as well as volunteering with the Best Years Book. Roger was predeceased by his father Frank and his mother Eunice. He will be sadly missed by his wife Linnette, his sons Dan (Cheryl), Darrell (Wendy), his grandson Nicholas (Amber), his two greatgrandchildren, and many close relatives
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B.C.’s budgetary sleight of hand
he funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government’s attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document. Case in point: most governments like to pat themselves on the back at budget time by highlighting the impact of their fiscal policies on family budgets. In last year’s provincial budget, the Saskatchewan government put forward three such scenarios: one for a single person earning $25,000, another for a family earning $50,000 and the third for a family earning $75,000. They called it “Keeping the Saskatchewan Advantage.” Go back to 2003 and the B.C. government did the same, putting forward three scenarios as well: one for a single individual earning $25,000, one for a family of four earning $60,000 and one for a retired couple earning $30,000. Fast forward ten years to a couple of weeks ago and the B.C. government
highlighted four family models. Boy did they ever change. The first is for a twoincome family of four earning $90,000, the second is for a two-income family of four making $60,000, the third is for a single individual pulling in $80,000, and the fourth is that obligatory retired couple still struggling to get by on $30,000. It would seem – at least for the B.C. government – that nearly everyone in the province is a whole lot wealthier than they were in 2003. But the scenarios are also telling for what the two governments included and what they left out. On top of various provincial taxes, the Saskatchewan government threw in hydro costs, auto insurance, telephone and housing. The B.C. government kept it to the bare essentials: income taxes, net property taxes, sales and fuel taxes, net carbon tax and MSP premiums. Those pesky health care premiums stand out though. In Saskatchewan’s modelling, only two prov-
inces have premiums: B.C. and Ontario. And while the Ontario government prefers to call it a premium for political reasons, it’s really a tax on personal income. Introduced in 2004, following Dalton McGuinty’s 2003 election pledge not to raise or implement any new taxes, the word “premium” probably seemed like a linguistic godsend at the time. So what’s the difference between Ontario’s “premium” and the one imposed in B.C.? In B.C., someone earning $30,000 a year pays the full-freight of $69.25 each month. In Ontario, you would need to earn more than $200,000 a year
before you paid the equivalent amount under that province’s health care tax. Ontario brings in about $3 billion from its “premium” and that’s in a province with 13.5 million people. In B.C., MSP premiums are forecast to bring in $2.27 billion this year, in a province with less than one third of the population of Ontario. Finance minister Mike de Jong had a few other fiscal tricks up his sleeve as well. In 2002, the total contributions of all “self-supported Crown corporations” to the provincial treasury was $1.44 billion. This year, those corporations are being told to cough up $2.89 billion. But no matter what the government chooses to call them, these “contributions” are a form of taxation. As the saying goes: if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck. The government plans to pilfer B.C. Hydro for $582 million this year, up $250 million from 2002. This so-called “dividend”
has already been passed on to British Columbians through a 28 per cent rate hike announced last year. The B.C. Lottery Corporation will sign a cheque to the province for $1.2 billion, up a whopping $734 million over 2002. An ironic sum coming from a political party that promised in 2001 that “a B.C. Liberal government will stop the expansion of gambling that has increased gambling addiction and put new strains on families.” Perhaps the order of the day in last week’s budget should have been a little less fiscal sleight of hand and a little more tax fairness. Because when a government starts believing that the impact of its fiscal policies on a single individual earning $80,000 is appropriate for inclusion in the budget, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’ve lost touch with what most people go through at the end of the month just to make ends meet. Dermod Travis is the executive director of IntegrityBC. www.integritybc.ca
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This is not a red torious Allied Powers (includalert . . . this is actually a ing the Soviet Union) gave birth declaration of war against to the idea of a Post-War transmy country,” national security institution. It On Sunday Ukrainian Prime was intended to insure the colMinister Arseniy Yatseniuk set lective security of Europe (and the record straight. This is not the world) after the horrors of a local rebellion, not simply an the Second World War. There act of aggressive intimidation. was a strong consensus about Russian troops have invad- the role of the United Nations ed the sovereign territory of during the war, which unfortuUkraine and are rapidly occupy- nately unraveled rapidly with ing strongholds the rise of the in the south and Cold War. east of the counNevertheless try. three important We have not principles were seen as blatant laid down as the an act of interfoundation stone national criminof Post-War ality in the heartsecurity. There land of Europe were (1) the since the Soviet principle of state ROBERT Union invaded sovereignty, (2) Czechoslovakia in the principle of 1968 at the height non-intervenTroy Media of the Cold War. tion and (3) the More sinisterly, it is becoming principle of self-determination. obvious that this invasion is a The principle of state soverwell-planned military takeover eignty was simple, at least in of an independent state. theory. This principle deterThe masks are coming off: mined that the ‘sovereign’ those unidentified ‘snipers’ (legally independent) state who shot and killed inno- would be the foundational cent Ukrainian protesters in unit of the new world order. In Independence Square are now other words countries (and not being identified as Russian; the empires) were to be the legal so called ‘partisans’ who occu- entities for national political pied public buildings last week organization. in Crimea are now obviousBut however simple it ly elite troops of the Russian sounded, state sovereignty was army. Russian regulars are difficult to define in practice, moving over the border in great because at the end of the war numbers, in violation of every so many state boundaries had principle of modern diplomacy. moved, shifted or been defined It is clear that having failed by violent aggression. in its attempt to rule the The principle of non-interUkraine by stealth the Russian vention was also simple in military invasion will create a theory. No state could invade de facto zone of influence in key the territory of another soverareas of the Ukraine (at the very eign state unless there was a least). Anders Fogh Rasmussen, compelling humanitarian need. NATO’s secretary-general, said If, for instance, a state was systhat Russian ‘activities’ in tematically waging a war of Ukraine “violate the principles genocide on an ethic group, of the UN charter. It threatens then intervention could be juspeace and security in Europe. tified. But proof of the violaRussia must stop its military tion needed to be proven and activities and its threats.” action approved by the Security But what United Nations’ Council in order to protect the principles are Vladimir Putin’s primacy of state sovereignty. armies violating? The third principle, ‘selfThe United Nations material- determination’ is perhaps the ized from the necessities of war. most problematic, for this prinIn 1944, the (soon-to-be) vic- ciple obviously overlaps and in
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certain circumstances contradicts the primacy of state sovereignty. If, for example, an ethic minority were being systemically disadvantaged culturally, denied access to resources or abused politically they could, in theory, separate from the sovereign state. This kind of action was discouraged, but was allowed under the charter of the United Nations. Every one of these principles is being violated by Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. The stated goal of the Russian invasion was to ‘secure the rights and cultural integrity of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking minority’. This invokes the principle of self-determination. There is some logic to this position. The Crimean peninsula is only very distantly Ukrainian. Khrushchev transferred the Crimean region to the Ukraine in 1954 for administrative reasons. Crimea’s history is Russian, its culture and language are Russian and, as far as one can tell in the fog of war, Crimean’s are not entirely unhappy with recent events. But this fact alone is not justification for military invasion. The Russians have every right to champion for the rights of Ukraine’s Russian minorities and, if there is evidence of genocide or other gross violations of human rights it could take action to protect those ethic minorities. The fact that Russia has not make the case for intervention, and feels no need to do so, speaks to the real principles behind this invasion. If Putin’s new doctrine-ofpower is followed to its logical conclusion Viktor Yanukovych, the deposed Ukrainian prime minister, will – with the help of his Russian ‘friends’ – make a triumphant return to Kiev and depose the unelected mob of criminals who occupy his rightful authority. And the world will be one step closer to World War III. Robert McGarvey is an economic historian and co-founder of the Genuine Wealth Institute
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Starting from top, left to right: The West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association held its 57th annual awards banquet at the Cominco Gym on Saturday and recognized top hunters in the senior and junior categories, as well as long-time member John Lind who was awarded the Cookie L’Ecluse Memorial award. Like a rose between two thorns, Aynsley Ahlstrom won the female Grand Aggregate while Ben Beetlestone claimed top archer award, and Mike Dawson’s Boone-and-Crockett elk earned him the Commander trophy and Championship Cup. Other Big Game banquet goers included Emily Eldridge, 5, and mom, Pam, from Pass Creek checking out the hundreds of door prizes and silent auction items donated by Kootenay businesses, and Fruitvale’s Lyndsay Guglielmin, Calla Rieberger, and Marcie Guglielmin who enjoy the social aspect of the popular event.
Big Game banquet, big success By Jim Bailey
Times Sports Editor
A capacity crowd attended the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association’s 57th annual banquet on Saturday at the Cominco Arena to recognize the top hunters, volunteers and conservationists in the Kootenays. In a slightly different format from previous years, the WKBGTA handed out the awards before dinner, then dug into the five-course meal catered by the Riverbelle, drew hundreds of door and raffle prizes courtesy of local businesses, and held the silent auction, before dancing the night away. “It was fantastic,” said long-time member Jay Mykietyn. “They finally got the speaker system working properly so everyone could hear this year, people were quiet and respectful, and everything flowed nicely.”
Castlegar’s Mike Dawson was the big winner with his Boone and Crockett typical elk that scored a whopping 375 5/8. Dawson picked up the Commander Memorial Trophy for largest elk, as well as the Championship Cup for best animal. The Pat Archibald Memorial trophy was awarded to John Harmston, and a new award in memory of Cookie L’Ecluse, recognized John Lind for his dedication and service on the Big Game executive. Ben Beetlestone picked up the Archery Award for the largest cougar that measured in at 14 11/16, the largest in any field, Aynsley Ahlstrom won the Female Grand-aggregate for her 163 1/8 non-typical mule deer, while Cara Mehmal took home the Junior championship plaque with her 163 california bighorn. Other senior winners include Garret Angerilli for an 18 1/2 black bear, Ken Scown - Grizzly 22 1/8, Ryan Mclachlan
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– Whitetail 150 1/8, Alastair Berglund – Kootenay moose 139 1/8, Ryan Bordin – Mt. Goat 49, David Bond – Timber wolf 17 1/16, Peter Eldridge – turkey 40 7/8, Mitch Roggensack - Lake rainbow 20-pounds, and Kyle Bartsoff – river rainbow three-pounds two-ounces. Tyson Angerilli won the junior trophy for largest elk that scored 292 1/4, Kyle Bartsoff added his second trophy with largest black bear 17 11/16, Logan Mengler took top grizzly bear at 21 1/8, Rory Bond scored top typical whitetail at 111 1/2, while Garret Patterson won the non-typical whitetail at 167 3/4. The typical mule deer went to T.J. Murdoch, 152 1/4, Tim McLachlan bagged the largest turkeym 34, Zach McLachlan landed the biggest river bull trout at six pounds, four onces, and Liam DenBiesen tailed the largest river walley at one-pound, 14-ounces.
submitted The Selkirk College Saints clinched their second consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season title on Saturday night with a 3-2 overtime win over Trinity Western University in Castlegar. The victory pushed the Saints, 20-3-1, one point ahead of Simon Fraser University, 19-32, and into sole possession of first place in the league standings. It also sets up a first round playoff series against Thompson Rivers University that will begin on home ice Friday. Assistant captain Scott Swiston scored 10 seconds into overtime to end the game and give the Saints their 20th win of the year and their second BCIHL title. Colin Minardi opened the scoring for Selkirk midway through the first period when we took a pass off the rush from former Trail Smoke Eater Darnell Dyck and fired a shot over the glove of Spartans’ goaltender Silas Matthys. The score remained 1-0 for the hosts well into the second period when TWU captain Brad Bakken blasted a point shot through traffic and past Saints starter Chris Hurry. It took little time for Selkirk to reply, as former Beaver Valley Nitehawk Mason Spear tucked a shot just under the crossbar from in tight to give his team a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. Mathys stymied the Saints in the third, and Spartans blueliner Blair Murphy would eventually tie it when he broke in down the left wing and beat Hurry with a wrist shot high to the glove to tie the game. The remaining 13 minutes of regulation solved nothing, but the single point was enough to ensure a first place finish for Selkirk. “Finishing in first place was an objective of ours from the beginning of the season, so we’re glad to have met that goal,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “It didn’t come easy; we basically had to go the last six weeks without any margin for error. But we have a group that takes a lot of pride in their ability to come through in big moments, and we saw that again tonight.” Mathys made 48 saves in the loss while Hurry stopped 18 shots and picked up his team-record 14th win for Selkirk. The best of three series starts Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Rec Complex.
Braves force Game 6
By Times Staff The Spokane Braves beat the Nelson Leafs 3-0 Monday night to force Game 6 of the Neil Murdoch division semifinal in Spokane on Tuesday. Spokane got goals from Jonny Marzec, Kurtis Redding and
Sean Collins while the Leafs couldn’t beat Braves netminder Jon Manlow who stopped all 29 shots he faced. Scores for Game 6 were unavailable at press time. If necessary Game 7 goes tonight in Nelson at 7 p.m.
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GTMHA Warriors triumph
After finishing first in the Bantam league the Greater Trail minor hockey Bantam Warriors continued their winning streak last week by finishing in top spot at the Bantam playoffs in Castlegar. The Warriors went through the tournament undefeated including a close 2-1 win over the GTMHA Blackhawks in the semifinal followed by a 9-2 drubbing of Nelson in the final to bring home the banner. Back row, left to right, Assistant coach Pat Vallier, Brenner De Vos, Kade Middlesworth, Devin Ghirardosi, Aiden Middlesworth, Tyler Ghirardosi, Eli Womacks, Dawson Koerber, Dylan Gray, Evan Cabana, Coach Johnny Gallo. Front: Adam Mackay, Brett Watson, Owen Negrey, Bodie Gallo, and Colbi McBride.
Luongo sent back to Florida
THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers. A source confirmed to The Canadian Press that Luongo was headed back to his former team. Luongo, whose unhappiness in Vancouver led to Cory Schneider being traded last season, has eight years left on his US$64-million, 12-year contract.
The Canucks reportedly received goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias from Florida in the deal. The 34-year-old is 19-16-6 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .917 save percentage this season for the Canucks. Luongo - at least temporarily - joins Tim Thomas, the goalie who beat him in the 2011 Stanley Cup final while with the Boston Bruins, with the Panthers. However, Thomas has also been the subject of trade rumours.
Interior Division Final Standings GP W L T OL GF GA Pt Penticton 58 36 16 2 4 199 137 78 W.Kelona 58 35 15 3 5 224 173 78 Vernon 58 30 18 4 6 187 174 70 Merritt 58 31 22 4 1 184 165 67 Sal Arm 58 25 25 1 7 177 184 58 Trail 58 10 42 2 4 151 274 26 Island Division GP W L T OL GF GA Pt Victoria 58 37 15 3 3 212 163 80 Powell R 58 36 16 2 4 201 156 78 Nanaimo 58 27 28 1 2 176 172 57 Alberni 58 21 28 2 7 169 206 51 Cowichan 58 22 30 2 4 165 201 50 Mainland Division GP W L T OL GF GA Pt Langley 59 37 14 3 5 202 158 82 PG 58 32 20 4 2 192 158 70 Coquitlam 59 28 26 2 3 229 228 61 Surrey 59 25 31 1 2 203 237 53 Chilliwack 59 15 37 2 5 202 287 37 BCHL Playoffs Tuesday Games (Scores unavailable) Nanaimo at Powell River 7 p.m. Coquitlam at Prince George 7 p.m. Vernon at W. Kelowna 7 p.m. Merritt at Penticton 7 p.m. Surrey at Langley 7:15 p.m Alberni at Victorial 7:15 p.m. Today’s Games Nanaimo at Powell River 7 p.m. Coquitlam at Prince George 7 p.m. Vernon at W. Kelowna 7 p.m. Merritt at Penticton 7 p.m. Surrey at Langley 7:15 p.m. Alberni at Victoria 7:15 p.m. Trail Smoke Eaters Scoring Stats Player GP G A Scott Davidson 54 16 19 Jesse Knowler 47 7 28 Brian Basilico 48 16 16
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B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Final Standings TEAM GP W L T OL PT Selkirk College 24 20 3 0 1 41 Simon Fraser 24 19 3 0 2 40 Trinity Western 24 10 13 0 1 21 Thompson Rivers 24 9 14 0 1 19 Eastern Wash. 24 8 15 0 1 17 Univ. of Victoria 24 6 13 0 5 17 Top 10 Scorers Regular Season Player Team GP G A Pt J. Ceci SFU 24 16 31 47 N.Sandor SFU 24 18 28 46 L. Proulx Sel 24 15 27 42 C.McLaughlin Sel 23 22 15 37 C. Fidgit Sel 24 22 15 37 D.Shulz TRU 21 13 21 34 JP Villeneuve TWU 22 21 12 33 D. Dyck Sel 24 8 24 32 J. McDonald TRU 19 15 16 31 A. Enns SFU 22 10 21 31 Playoffs All Games at Castlegar Rec Centre Friday TRU at Selkirk 7:30 p.m. Saturday TRU at Selkirk 7:30 p.m. Sunday (if necessary) TRU at Selkirk 6 p.m.
NHL All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 60 40 16 4 84 Boston 60 38 17 5 81 Montreal 63 34 22 7 75 Philadelphia 62 32 24 6 70 Tampa Bay 61 34 22 5 73 N.Y. Rangers 62 33 26 3 69 Toronto 63 32 23 8 72 Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 Washington 62 29 23 10 68 Columbus 61 31 25 5 67 Ottawa 61 27 23 11 65 New Jersey 62 26 23 13 65 Carolina 61 26 26 9 61 N.Y. Islanders 63 23 32 8 54 Florida 61 23 31 7 53 Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 62 43 14 5 91 St. Louis 60 40 14 6 86 Chicago 62 36 12 14 86 San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 Colorado 61 39 17 5 83 Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 Dallas 61 29 22 10 68 Winnipeg 62 30 26 6 66 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 Nashville 61 26 25 10 62 Calgary 61 23 31 7 53 Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 Today’s Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Detroit, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Montreal at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
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ing, productive people in this country with an accent. Please tell your readers to try to understand how difficult it is to learn another language and to stop being so disrespectful to us. -- Sick of Xenophobes in Jeffersonville, Ind. Dear Indiana: Agreed, and we hope our readers are paying attention. These rude people are not commenting on your language skills or your intelligence. They are telling you that your accent is too thick for them to understand what you are saying. Of course, this doesn’t excuse them. The polite response when you don’t understand someone is, “Excuse me. I didn’t catch that. Could you please repeat it more slowly?” There is absolutely no reason to be insulting. When faced with such disrespect, your best response is to be polite and patient. Dear Annie: I was very touched by the
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seek legal counsel if they do not reconcile soon. Dear Annie: I am a highly educated individual who speaks English as a second language. Sometimes I have to deal with customers over the telephone. There have been instances in which I have been told, “Your English is terrible” or “Call me back when you learn the language.” It’s not as if these individuals have a Ph.D. in English. Their grammatical mistakes are horrible. Just because English is their first language does not mean they have finished elementary school. Who are they to pass judgment over foreigners speaking English? Annie, what should people in my situation tell these very rude people? I doubt they understand the meaning of the word “xenophobia.” There are many hardwork-
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Dear Annie: You printed a letter from “Concerned in Galesburg, Ill.,” about photographing naked babies. I have a slightly different problem, but it’s in a similar vein. I have a toddler grandson. Maybe I’m just old-fashioned, but our daughter-in-law has close to 500 pictures of the boy naked, from birth to his second birthday. She also has videos of him naked in the bathroom, recording him for several minutes while he’s getting ready to take his bath. My son and I have talked about this, and he, too, finds this to be odd behavior. A few pictures would be normal, but 500 seems excessive for anyone. Neither of us has talked to her about this. She has since taken the boy and moved out. We do not consider this pornography, but we cannot understand why there are so many photos. Can
YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Wednesday, March 5, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today you can be very resourceful with whatever you own, which is why you can see new uses or applications for something. Trust your judgment. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might figure out a new approach on how to deal with partners and close friends today. This will be easy because, by nature, you’re polite and diplomatic -- and also clever. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is an excellent day to discover secrets or do research of any kind. Something unusual might be revealed to you. (Oh my.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You can expect to have a powerful discussion with a female acquaintance today, probably in a group. If you join forces with this person,
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you will be doubly strong. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Personal details about your private life might be made public today. In fact, this is a strong likelihood. Let’s hope you have nothing to hide -well, nothing major. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You have a strong compulsion to do something different today because you’re bored. You want to break away from ho-hum routine. Why not go someplace you’ve never been before? LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might see better ways to share something or divide an inheritance or deal with jointly held property today. You’re willing to dig deep to discover an improved situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) If you try, you can consciously see ways to improve your closest relationships today. However, if someone is
intimidating, these thoughts will fly out the window. (Yikes!) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look for ways to make improvements where you work. You might introduce reforms or suggest something to someone. Similarly, you might think of how to improve your health. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your creative vibes are strong today, which is why
you might see new ways of doing something in the arts, sports events, the theater, or anything related to children. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good day to make repairs to bathrooms, plumbing areas and anything that has to do with garbage and recycling. Think about what you could do to clean up and streamline your home.
PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You have a penetrating mind today, which is excellent if you write or do scientific or investigative work. You’re looking for answers, and you intend to find them! YOU BORN TODAY You are secretive. Actually, you have two identities. Your outer mask is one that is urbane, witty and debonair. People love to be with you. However, privately, you are
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complex and complicated. When you keep these two identities separate, you are productive, creative and resourceful. This year will be a lovely, social year where all your relationships will improve. Bravo! Birthdate of: Misao Okawa, world’s oldest living woman; Samantha Eggar, actress; Matt Lucas, comedian/actor. (c) 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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Reporting to the Director, Operations, the Electrical Engineer will establish and manage compliant, reliable and cost effective electrical, protection and control systems in the hydroelectric operating facilities. The successful candidate will retain expert knowledge of facility equipment and lead all planning for equipment maintenance and replacement, as well as provide equipment performance expectations to the facility operating and maintaining personnel through regular communication and periodic audits. The preferred candidate will have a Degree in Electrical Engineering with a Professional Engineering designation and a minimum of five years of experience managing equipment reliability in hydro power facilities. Demonstrated communication and project management skills, and the ability to interpret and analyze technical information are essential. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at www.columbiapower.org. Closing date for this position is March 7, 2014. Please refer to Job #1402 when submitting your application.
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Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 499-0251Chad
TRAIL (Sunningdale) 2bd., 1bth., basement, large carport, patio, workshop. Close to amenties. $184,900. 250-3641940
Salesperson BV Communications Ltd. is seeking an enthusiastic salesperson for cellular and storefront sales. We offer full-time employment, perks and benefits. Preferred requirements are: • Computer literate • People oriented • Able to manage cash drawer • Tech savvy We are a non-commissioned cellular sales store that is very service oriented.
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
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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
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 E.TRAIL, 3Bdrm., clean, quiet, responsible adults 40+. N/S, N/P, Long Term. 250368-9186, 250-364-1669 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.
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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.
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Glenmerry 3bdrm. F/S $850/mo. Heat included. Avail. Apr.1st. 250-368-5908 PARKSIDE APARTMENTS. Large 1bdrm., insuite laundry, AC, secure quiet building. Call Richard 250-368-7897 TRAIL, Rossland Ave. 1bdrm w/d f/s, n/s n/p. $550/mo. Avail. Immed. 250-368-1361 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 W.TRAIL, 1BD.+, semi-enclosed balcony. 1 Blk. Downtown. $595./mo. 250-368-6076
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 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 rural trailer, valley view, mature couple, N/S, no partying. $500/m 250-5121268. OASIS BC very small community, 3bd mobile home available March 16th. $800+util. Non-Smoker. 403220-1066, 403-999-9041 TRAIL, 3BD. W/D, F/S, dishwasher. $900./mo. incl. util. 250-231-1027
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OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ www.kootenayhomes.com Experts www.century21.ca
Thinking of moving? $399,900
This is a unique fully furnished turn-ofthe-century home, featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home has been renovated and restored with style and taste adding to its original character. Call Christine (250) 512-7653
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600 Centre Avenue, Castlegar
3 bdrm 1.5 bath in a very desirable South Castlegar neighbourhood. Hardwood flooring, single car garage, fenced yard and pool all await you! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665
Great opportunity to start a new business or move an existing one! Fantastic central location, lots of windows, hardwood floors and tons of character. Fully finished 1 bdrm, basement suite with lots of light and a little covered sundeck. Call your realtor for details!
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2083 Valleyview Drive, Trail
Super family home - 4+ bedroom/1.5 bathrooms. 9480 Station Road, Trail This air conditioned home has been lovingly $599,000 cared for by the same Excellent spacious home family for the past 62 situated in a park like surrounding with years. Very clean and has had some updates gardens and fruit trees. The shop, barn, fenced dog run with kennel, provide which would make this an excellent home for numerous opportunities to get away from the everyday challenges. the family. There is ample space to handle several Call Mark horses as well. Call today!
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1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale
3892 Dogwood Drive, Trail
3 bdrm/3 bath split-level home with new windows and doors, high efficiency furnace, hot water tank, heat pump and a/c unit. This home has been completely renovated and is ready to move in and enjoy!
#18 3969 Broadwater Road, Robson
647 Victoria Street, Trail
Good value in a desirable location. Open concept with 2 bdrms and 2 bath. Bright kitchen, workshop, deck.
Call Terry A. (250) 231-1101
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Call Richard (250) 368-7897
597 Binns Street, Trail
Mechanical and plumbing updated, newer panel and wiring, newer furnace, windows, and hot water tank. Get into the market today!
5 bdrms & 2.5 baths. This wonderful family home features many recent upgrades. The large back deck is great for entertaining right off the newly updated kitchen. Family friendly neighborhood and just minutes to downtown Fruitvale.
Hidden Treasure! Lovely updated home with in-law suite on the lower floor. 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 furnaces, 2 car garage, and much more... Don’t wait call now before it’s gone!
Call Jodi (250) 231-2331
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SOLD 1360 - 2nd Avenue, Trail
1200 - 2nd Avenue and 1352 Taylor Street, Trail
Interior completely new since 2006. This charmer offers level access, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, unfinished basement, fully fenced and landscaped yard with underground sprinklers, dog run, as well as a carport. This little gem will go quickly! Don’t wait call now!
Opportunity is knocking! Not only do you buy a cute and cozy 2 bdrm home, but at this amazing price you also purchase a separate approx 250 sq. ft. building. This building is perfect for a home based business, a studio, a shop or whatever needs you may have. Call now!
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710 Redstone Drive, Rossland 8412 Theatre Road, Trail
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! Call Mary M (250) 231-0264
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If you’re looking for a move how about a brand new spacious home which means efficient utility use along with obsolete repair costs for years to come by. Oh did I mention a few steps to walking and x-country trails or an 18 hole golf course. This 4 bdrm 2-story home features a 2 car garage with ample storage area, 3 baths, comfortable rec room and a wide open kitchen with island and right next to spacious living area in and outside for enjoying all seasons. Call your REALTOR® for more information.
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