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The Selkirk College Saints … a group with discipline and focus to go with undeniable talent, came to the Castlegar Complex Saturday night on a mission. The outcome of the second and deciding game of the best of three final versus the Trinity Western University Spartans

was never really in doubt as the hosts jumped to the task from the get-go. The game plan was straight forward: play like the previous night, a 6-1 win. The Saints were able to do just that, controlling the play in all zones of the ice… most frequently… in the Spartans’ end. A motivated and efficient crew… the Saints clearly dominated. With

the timely early scoring they effectively put the visitors on their heels and kept them there. Selkirk started the onslaught with first period goals by Marcus McCrea (Mason Spear & Matthew Luongo); Jackson Garrett on the power play (Darnell Dyck); and Logan Proulx, again with the man advantage, helped out by Thomas Har-

dy and Stefan Gonzales. Trinity would get within a pair in the second period, it was enough to give the hosts a bit of a jolt. With the shots at 30-8 for Saints, TWU made #9 count, with 7:57 to go in the 2nd period...Murphy from Bakken and Stephenson. Selkirk would then regain its three goal lead, up 4-1 with four to go in the second period, a short-

handed effort by Connor McLaughin from Swiston; a slapper from left point, top glove side corner. From then on it was a case of clock watching and steadily building anticipation. The final score was sealed as the Saints went up 5-1 just over three minutes into the third period - Jackson Garrett with...

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Heads: you get a worse recycling program. Tails: you get to pay more for it.

The BC Government is proposing to offload the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efficient program that costs taxpayers less. Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess. The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that profits will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC. And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?

Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper, or pretty much anything else that comes in a package, businesses will be passing their increased costs on to you. How much more? Well, nobody’s saying. Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, managed locally and puts the BC environment first. So why is the BC government flipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected officials are already calling a “scam?” It’s time to contact Premier Clark and ask her.

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Council briefs A delegation from the Rotary Clubs of Castlegar kicked off the City Council meeting Monday, March 17. Dave Kravski and Ron Ross presented a request for formal approval from the city to begin construction on a picnic facility at Twin Rivers Park. The Rotary Club hopes to build a covered picnic area with a kitchen/concession area. Storage areas to be used by the soccer association will

also be included. The picnic area will accommodate 150 people. When construction is finished, the Rotary Club will turn ownership over to the city. The facility will be built near the existing washrooms and will be in the same style. Ninety thousand dollars of the proposed $298,000 budget has already been confirmed. More funding has been committed in principal and many grant and sponsorship requests have been solicited. The city passed the proposal on to Civic Works to be considered. In financial matters, the

Council voted to adopt bylaw 1193, the Financial Plan for 2014 – 2018. After budget planning sessions dating back to December 2013, and committee meetings and a public open house meeting on February 25, the 2014 Provisional Budget was presented for approval and was passed unanimously. A sponsorship request from the 2014 Men’s Sunflower Open to assist with costs associated with hosting the golf event was approved in the amount of $600 and will come from the advertising budget. The

City of Castlegar logo will appear on all printed materials and media advertising. Two travel grant requests were also approved. The first from the Castlegar Midget Rep Hockey Team to travel to 100 Mile House to represent Castlegar at the 2014 Midget Rep Provincial Championships was granted for $400. The second from the Castlegar Bantam Rep Hockey Team to travel to the 2014 Bantam Rep Provincial Championships in West Kelowna was approved for $250.

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Castlegar’s 2014 municipal budget is in the bag JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

A turnout described as ‘decent’ was on hand for the public consultation for the City’s 2014 budget, February 25 at the Community Forum. The document was subsequently adopted with minimal fanfare at the March 17 council meeting. “We went through a presentation, and it was well attended,” said the City’s Director of Finance Andre Buss. “The budget went over well with the public, I’d have to say… about seven and a half million dollars in capital projects, with a small tax increase, about two and a half per cent,” he added. What it works out to is about $19 per year for the average homeowner. Listed below are highlights in this year’s budget delivered at the Feb. 25 public hearing. • Completion of the Millennium Park Natural Outdoor Swimming Pool Project. Through a public input and consultation process the City developed a Millennium Park Master Plan and incorporated the document into the City’s Official Community Plan. $775,000 has been included in the budget to complete this project. The province has provided a grant of $400,000 for this purpose. • A Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan Project on Connors Road ($200,000). This project was identified in the Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan and is contingent on

receiving a $100,000 grant from the province. • Completion of a Storm Sewer Master Plan ($80,000), 9th Avenue Storm Project ($160,000). Road Works – 2014, $292,000; Five Year Plan calls for $1,816,000 in Road Works. An additional amount of $65,000 is included in the budget for Arrow Lakes Drive paving and repairs.

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• Completion of the Residential Water Meter Program, $200,000. This project is fully financed using Community Works (Gas Tax) dollars. • $75,000 has been placed in the budget to complete the Enhanced LED Streetlight Project. The installation has been completed in much of the City and the 2014 budget allocation is needed to complete the project. In tandem with the installation project is a reduction of approximately $53,000 for electricity utility charges and streetlight maintenance, starting in 2014. • $25,000 per annum for

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a physician recruiting program. • $125,000 has been placed in the budget for Millennium Park parking lot and Swimming Ponds area improvements. • A street tree program is identified as a key Official Community Plan implementation action step and is a core element to achieving many of the City’s environmental, transportation and aesthetic community objectives. A $42,000 budget line item has been set up and will be funded from Community Action Incentive Program (CARIP) provincial funding revenues. “We worked extremely hard with staff around the budget,” stated Mayor Lawrence Chernoff earlier this week. “We came up with the best numbers we possibly could.” The efforts were apparently successful if the relative absence of dissension from the public was any indication. “We understand that times are tight with dollars with everyone in the community,” the mayor continued. As the mayor stressed, an average increase of less than $2/month should not be considered too tough to bear. The numbers, according to the provincial Ministry of Community Services, point to a municipal tax rate which is lowest among communities including Trail, Nakusp, Creston, Warfield, Fruitvale, Cranbrook, Nelson and Rossland.

As a Castlegar resident, your input is being solicited to help develop a strategic plan to assist the region in making decisions to guide acute health care investments in the coming years. Acute care refers to hospital or community health care and NOT to facilities for longer term care. Please provide your Castlegar residential postal code: THREE QUESTIONS: 1. Do you support Castlegar proceeding with multiple studies, in partnership with Interior Health, to advance acute care planning and potential future capital investments within the region? YES

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Editor: Jim Sinclair Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Publication Mail Agreement Number 40012905

Survey worth a lot

With the annual Home and Lifestyles Expo held at the start of March and the nominations kicking off for the local business awards, this is traditionally a busy time of year for the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce. When better than the first signs of spring to be raising a profile, helping folks think about growth and improvement? The Expo was again a well-worthwhile event enjoyed by a capacity turnout of entrepreneurs, plus a most healthy showing from the public. The next big thing in this part of the West Kootenays has just as much positivity wrapped around it. The Chamber’s business awards are decided upon and presented with the best interests of the community in mind. Your opinions are the ones that matter. The business you choose to nominate is up to you, whether the enterprise you have in mind is a Chamber member or not. The straightforward goal of the awards process is to honour business and service excellence so it can not only survive... but spread. The intended winners (along with the award recipients) are all of us who call Castlegar and area home. How many times have you told someone of a good deal you got, and the nice way you got it? Put those kind thoughts into action and make sure your high opinion of that merchant is registered and recorded. It’s as easy as picking up a nomination form at the Chamber office just south of the Community Complex... or even easier... there’s one for you on page A20 of this newspaper. We want to hear from you.

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

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Sipping the good stuff It’s been a while since all the Christmas and New Year’s partying and the holiday joy of hoisting glasses of wine and champagne. Apart from an occasional glass with a friend or two, since then I’ve had a bit of a dry winter. But despair not—the wine sipping extravaganza coming to the Complex on April 5 will get us all back into our cups. I’ve been told by a whisperer at my ear that it is indeed a wine “sipping” event. It is a classy event where you can try out a variety of wines from the Okanagan, the Shuswaps, the Creston Valley, and the local area. However, here’s the caveat—each winery will be pouring only a few millilitres into your glass so you can get a sense of their wines. You are not in fact drinking glasses of wine at this event. But you can sample three or four wines from each of 34 wineries that are coming to display and show off their new vintages. If you work at it during the evening, you can sip, for example, all the Merlots or Rieslings they are bringing. It would take you a week or so of steady driving to get around to all these wineries and taste their offerings at the wine gates in the Okanagan Valley. The organizers, the Castlegar SunCindy Amaral Production Manager

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rise 2000 Rotary Club, have staged this remarkable event for 15 years. And they do it so well that the wineries and their agents line up to be part of the evening. The Rotary Club treats the winery personnel extremely well, so all of them want to come to Castlegar to show us the newest blends and celebrate the joy of wine. You’ll enjoy the winery personnel as you make your way around the hall. They will help you to sip selections of their wines, and they will discuss each wine with you—its age and its particular taste. Indeed, they will engage you with both their wines and their stories. That’s part of the attraction at a wine sipping event. It’s probably important to have a light dinner before attending, enough anyway to prepare your stomach for the wine intake. But once the evening gets going full-force, various appetizers and food items will appear. Some of these like salmon tidbits, chicken kebab, and chocolate strawberries will appear magically carried to you by lightsome waiters. Other foods associated with wine-sipping such as breads and cheeses will be placed strategically around the hall. You’ll never go hungry while

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you’re determining which wines you’d like to know more about. At this smart-casual dress event, you’ll love to wander over to the astonishing array of silent auction items that Rotary has amassed for this evening. There are trips galore and hotels and packages to die for, some with sumptuous dinners thrown in. One of a kind auction items abound from named t-shirts to restaurant certificates to the latest gadgets. Indeed, you will appreciate the quality of the assembled gifts they have gathered for your perusal. You may have to put your sip of wine down for a second while you make your bid, but then on to the next table—or back to the winery booths. During the evening, you can buy a ticket on a scintillating 14 carat gold diamond pendant with a brilliant-cut Canadian diamond. This beauty comes with a matching set of earrings. If while you’re waiting to have your name chosen for the diamond pendant, you find too many wines to sip, a safe ride home is readily available. This once-a-year gala begins at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 5th at the Castlegar Complex. Tickets are at Oglow’s Paints or Bubblee’s. Jim Sinclair Editor

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CRT - Silent Spring in B.C. The year 1964 : heart attacks, death, two years for the smoke to clear as 2,300 of us were forced from our homes and farms. Tens of thousands of mammals drowned or starved to death. More than a quarter million acres of our very best valley bottoms submerged, extensive old growth forest drowned as it stood. That was half a century ago when the Columbia River Treaty dams were constructed to impound water in vast industrial reser-

voirs “on call” for the U.S. Today, the legacy behind these dams is a virtual dead zone within a local climate gone awry. With the riparian area destroyed and the river’s ability to seasonally charge and release its nutrient load denied, gone are the insects, birds, bats, mammals, amphibians, vegetation, freshwater phytoplankton, aquatic larvae and crustaceans. Chemical additives from Teck-Cominco boost aquatic “nutrients”; chromosome-modified sterile triploid trout stock the reservoirs preying on remnant, ever-declining native fish; pests & disease proliferate (no birds plus reservoirs’ artificial

warming); no agriculture in a valley formerly the third most productive in B.C., no return of small industry that formerly sustained closely-connected human populations now gone - a dismembered river called upon to provide ever more water for US irrigation, industry, navigation, eco-system function, direct consumption, domestic use, hydropower, recreation and “flood control”. Unethical, immoral and ultimately ruinous to both countries. There is a solution: midpool reservoirs in Canada.

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Forum airs views against postal cuts Betsy Kline Castlegar News Contributor

Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers co-hosted a town hall public forum on Thursday, March 13, about the cutbacks to Canada Post services. Panelists included MP Atamanenko, Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, Cindy McCallum Miller from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Trish Vollweiter, Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association and Sandi McCreight, director of the Seniors Outreach and Support program at Castlegar Community Services. About 30 people from the community attended the informative meeting. Canada Post plans to eliminate urban home delivery of regular mail. The changes will be phased in over the next five years with the announcement of the first communities to lose their service happening

in the second half of 2014. The CUPW estimates 10 jobs will be lost locally. Many concerns were brought to the floor at the meeting. One was the lack of public consultation before the decision was made. Several seniors had concerns as to the degree of accessibility and safety at the proposed community mailboxes. Tammy Verigin-Burk, representing the Chamber of Commerce spoke of the effects to small business that the loss of jobs will have. Another concern is that those who will be most affected are seniors and those with mobility issues. Sandi McCreight summed up her thoughts, “This is such a step backwards to all the work being done to create accessible (Age Friendly) communities. We try hard as advocates to work within communities and with our City Councils to create communities that are accessible: meaning equal access to services and supports in our communities. Physical access to those services will

be denied to many if this goes through. I hope this is reconsidered with all of our community and its diverse needs, taken into account.” Mayor Chernoff said “The Canada Post cutbacks are a dramatic cut to the community, reducing services and jobs and affecting everyone.” He encourages everyone to sign the petitions being circulated and write letters to their MP in the hope of persuading the government to reconsider its decision on this matter. After the forum, Alex Atamenenko said this was an important meeting and illustrated that those the panel represents were against the Canada Post changes. He said, “This is going in the wrong direction. There must be ways to readjust Canada Post without cutting home delivery.” Mr. Atamanenko’s concerns go beyond Castlegar to all of the areas of his constituency. He is concerned for areas such as Nelson and Trail with their hilly landscapes and the difficulty it will cause residents in those neighbourhoods.

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

march 27 (Thur) Kootenay Food

Strategy Society (KFSS) Annual General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Location: Castlegar Community Services 1007 2nd St. Castlegar .

March - CASTLEGAR SR. ACTIVITIES at the Castlegar COMPLEX:

Monday 10 a.m.–darts, 1 p.m. whist Tuesday 9:30 a.m.–floor curling/carpet bowling; 1 p.m. crafts; 7 p.m. pool. Wednesday 9:30 floor curling; 10 a.m. Mar. 19, Raspberry Hi-Coffee. 1 p.m. – bingo on the 5th only. 7 p.m. – Rummoli. Thursday 9 a.m. Mar. 20 Zone 6 meeting 9:30 a.m. floor curling; 1 p.m. bingo (not on 6th) 2 p.m. (Mar. 6) general meeting 2 p.m. (Mar. 20) tea dance. Friday 10 a.m. Qi Gong; 1 p.m. bridge/ crib. Saturday Mar. 15, 11:30-1 p.m. Soup Day

april 10 (Thur): Community launch by Community Foundation of Castlegar & District, at Kootenay Savings Credit Union Crossroads Branch – 605 20th St.; 5:30 – 7 p.m. Light refreshment provided. Learn details about donating and also applying for financial grants. ducks unlimited canada: looking for event volunteers in Castlegar. Call Ken 250-319-7815 for more details. Community Harvest food bank & Drop-in centre:

Monday Food Bank 11 a.m. -1:30 eligible 1x per month; closed the Monday after cheque issue and statutory holidays Lunch served from 11 – 1:30 Wednesday Drop In Center 10 – 1:30 FREE. Lunch served 11 -1:30 FREE Friday Drop In Center 10 – 1:30 FREE. Lunch served 11 – 1:30 Coffee and baked goodies from 10 a.m. on! Bread is available when donated and it is on a first come first serve basis. Located in the basement of St. David’s Anglican Church 614 Christina Place. We are located around the back and down the stairs. Donation cheques payable to Community Harvest Food Bank can be mailed to: 301 32nd Street V1N 3S6 Food donations can be dropped off on any of these days at St David’s Church Contact number 250-608-2227

Open weekdays 9-4 for coffee. Ongoing garage sale, microwave raffle Hospital auxiliary Treasure Shop: To our valued customers

– We will be closed intermittently while completion of our expansion takes place. Please call 250-365-7317 with any inquiries. March 22 (Sat) Teen Bottle

Drive – The Castlegar Baptist Teenagers are doing a bottle drive to raise money for a missions trip this summer to Trinidad. If you would like to donate your bottles and cans please call 250-3650-7373 for pick up. March 22 (Sat): Tarry’s Ninth

Annual Bluegrass/Country Jamboree at Tarrys Community Hall - 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Admission - $8, Students $5, under 12 free. Coffee, tea and a light snack is included. Door prizes, 50/50 draw. A family evening of Bluegrass and Country music featuring local musicians.

vendors needed: 5th Annu-

al Garden & Nature Fest, Sat. May 17/14 (10-3 p.m.)Open air festival of Plants & Gardens, Art, Farming & More! Hosted by Castlegar Communities in Bloom & Castlegar Garden Club. Castlegar Com. Complex 2101-6th Ave, Contact: 250399-4439; e-mail: castlegargardenfest@shaw.ca Web: www. castlegargardenfest.weebly.com

march 24 (mon) MPRA Meeting

at The Royal Canadian Legion in Trail, lunch $10.00.

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Ongoing Selkirk WeaVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD meets the third Wednes-

1995 Columbia Ave Trail 250-364-1208

All About Breastfeeding infor-

mative support group for breastfeeding moms. Neighbourhood House in Castlgr, Tues. 10:30noon More info: 250-365-3662, www.kootenayfamilyplace.org

day of each month, 10 - noon followed by bag lunch and show & tell. Anyone new to the craft or to the area is welcome at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, across from the airport.

tops group meets every wednesday 8:30-10am Kin-

The “Bridge,” – Do you have

Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena Sun. at 10 a.m.

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

back to school with baby Program free for parents to upgrade

naird Hall, 2320 Columbia Ave. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy, lose weight. Monthly fee $10. More info call 365-7956.

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

al-anon meets every Monday night for people whose lives

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

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

Robson Flea Market: back in

TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS

action from 9-2 p.m. every Sunday. Offering a great homestyle breakfast till food runs out (about noon), fresh baked goods, yarn, jewelry, collectibles, crafts, jams, fresh eggs, lots more. To rent a table or get on waiting list please phone Kathy (250) 365-3796. Still looking for charities that may be interested in hosting a breakfast for their charity. More info? Call Kathy. St. David’s and the united church thrift shop: New Hrs:

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

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

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

free pool - Everyone welcome

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

USCC Cultural Interpretive Society meets Monday and

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

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Every Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Bring friends and have an afternoon of fun. youth program at Blueberry Creek Community School. Fun, safe night for a movie, games/sports/hanging out. Grades K - 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and grades 6 up, 8 - 10 p.m. See B.C.C.S. facebook page for more info or phone 250-365-7201.

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Advocate in Castlegar on Thursdays Questions about wel-

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

Mom’s Support Group All moms

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

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING for problem gambling; Cas-

tlegar Community Services Call 250-608-2254.

Scrabble Club 2nd Wed. of the

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

New to Canada? Settlement ser-

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

Legion Meat Draws Saturdays

Royal Canadian Legion Castlegar/Robson Branch #170, 248 Columbia Avenue, 4-6 p.m. Guests welcome and must be signed in by a member. Darts: 4- on Thursdays, new signed-in players welcome.

W.K. Yoga For MS Support Group. Mondays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.,

Castlegar Library, lower level. Free. Sponsored by WK MS Society for its members/care providers. Call Lonnie Facchina 1-866-352-3997 or email info@ westkootenay@mssociety.ca or Janice Ferraro, at 250-365-5428, email janice@underthesunyoga.ca

English as a Second Language programs Classes for adults,

Conversation Club, Family Drop-in for families with young children, 1 to 1 tutoring. Free. More info call Alana at 250304-6862.

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Arts & Culture

Last chance to purchase or lease a unique sculpture submitted

Are you a business owner and would like to draw attention to your place of business? Have you always wanted to own or display an origi-

nal work of art? If so, don’t miss out on the chance to buy or lease a sculpture from the 2013 Sculpturewalk line-up! The downtown sculptures will be coming down on

April 5, heading to our partner Sculpturewalks in the U.S., to Nelson and Rossland for public display, on to their new owners, or back to the artists. “It’s always a bit-

tersweet moment to see the sculptures go,” says Sculpturewalk Executive Director Joy Barrett. “It’s exciting, though, as we know it’s all in preparation for this year’s installation day and Opening Gala on May 10. It’s a fabulous

line-up this year, and I know that the community is excited to see what we have in store for them!” Several sculptures have already been sold and leased, but there are still many beautiful pieces available for either outright pur-

chase, annual lease, or lease-to-own. For the full-colour Sales & Leasing catalog including all pricing, please contact Joy Barrett, Executive Director, at castlegarsculpturewalk@ gmail.com or visit our website at www.

sculpturewalkcastlegar.com. Join us in creating a vital, vibrant downtown filled with art and art appreciators. Together, we’re making a difference to the community and the region, one sculpture at a time!

YOU’RE INVITED: GROHMAN NARROWS PUBLIC MEETING – MARCH 26 On March 26, BC Hydro will hold a public meeting in Nelson to report on the findings to date for the Grohman Narrows Channel Improvement Project. The event is open to the public and will have BC Hydro experts available to speak to the project work so far.

Those attending the public meeting will have the opportunity to participate in a Question & Answer session and are invited to provide feedback on the findings.

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Door Prize and Event Winner Prize Donations Black Rooster Classic Bar & Grill BMO Boston Pizza Castlegar Golf Course Castlegar Toyota Fashion Foundations Fortis BC Greek Oven Kal Tire Kootenay Centre Cinemas Kootenay Market Kootenay Savings Credit Union

Kootenay Wrap Girl Lisa’s Gift Box M&M Meats Mallard’s Mitchell Supply Nealy O’Brien’s Pub & Liquor Store Castlegar Safeway Super 8 Hotel The Brick Thirsty Duck Pub & Restaurant Tim Horton’s Zellstoff

Volunteers/Other Castlegar Men’s Curling Club

Castlegar Master’s Curling Club

THANKS FOR HELPING US PUT ONE ON THE BUTTON!

PARKING AND VIEWING AREA Publication: Trail Daily Times (BCNG) CLOSURES MARCH AT Size: 5.8125”THIS x 67 lines (4.786”) Insertion dates: March 19 & 21 HUGH KEENLEYSIDE DAM Publication: Castlegar News (BCNG) Size: 5.8125” x 67 lines (4.786”) Please be advised that access to the Navigational Lock parking and viewing areas at Insertion dates: March 20 Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed to the public the remainder of March and will be open again April 1, 2014. The closures are a safety precaution and will allow the continuation of the Navigation Lock Drive system upgrades at the dam to be completed in early spring, in advance of the recreation period. Up-to-date information regarding access across the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam is available 24 hours a day by calling BC Hydro’s toll-free number at 1 877 924 2444. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sabrina Locicero at 250 365 4565. 4170

The Castlegar Ladies Curling Club would like to thank the following local businesses and organizations for volunteering, sponsorship and prize donations to the 2014 Castlegar Ladies Barbee Bonspiel. Sponsors Castlegar Realty Heritage Credit Union

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The Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club Presents

15th Annual

Wine Festival • Dress: Semi-formal • Catering by Bon Appetito Catering • Blind Challenge • Silent Auction • Major Door Prizes • Sweet & Savory Appies • Safe Ride Home Event

Saturday April 5, 2014 7pm -10pm, Castlegar Community Complex Ticket Price: $55 (non-refundable)

Available at: • Oglow’s Paint • Bubblees Liquor Store Plus • Sound West Sales & Service (Trail)

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Heaven’s Gate TH, Tabletree (awarding winning juices) Maple Leaf Spirits INC. Estate Winery Celebrating BC Wines & Wineries TH, and the following BC Wineries TH, Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery is House of Rose looking forward to be pouring at the Celebrating BC Wines & Wineries Celebrating BC Wines & Wineries Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club Forbidden Fruit Winery 15th Annual Wine Festival again this ANNUAL ANNUAL TH Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery year. What a fantastic evening of great wine and great fun. Our winemaker Silver Sage Winery and co-owner of the winery, Andy, Columbia Gardens Winery will be attending the event to pour his fabulous hand-crafted creations. Excited to be pouring one of his beautiful Heaven’s Gate EstateTH, Winery TH, semi Formal blends (and one of his favorites), Revelation, A which is a Meritage blend Affair Food and Wine Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. 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This friendly,Major family run winery has Prize a Door Silent Auction Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2:30-4:30 Saturday April 5 $20 each passion for making great wines and it shows.Adrian from Dirty Laundry Limited numberRide of tickets Home Silent Auction Major Door Prize Safe Event Super 8 HotelAvail at Bubblees Liquor Stor 3 Cru Estates $20 each 2:30-4:30 Saturday April (by donation to the Interact Club) (by donation toSafe the Interact Club) DostanaAffair Winery Major Door Prize Avail at Bubblees Liquor Store Ride Home Event Super 8 Hotel Formal Food and Wine A semi Formal 2:30-4:30 Saturday April 5Affair Food and Wine (by donation to the Interact Club) Castoro de Oro Estate Winery SANDMAN HOTEL WINS WINE (by donation to the Interact Club) Pairing 101 SafeCatering Ride Home Event Super 8 Hotel Pairing 101 ng by Bon Appetito Catering by Price Bon Appetito Catering Presented by Sarah Saxon Winery Ticket $55 . 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Who deserves recognition for top service and value? staff writer Castlegar News

It’s the dream of many to be a successful, independent businessperson – a lot of Castlegar folks are making that dream a reality on a daily basis. Your friends and neighbours who greet you with a smile, provide prompt service and strong values, have their own initiative

and customers like you to thank for their ongoing success. The annual occasion for thanking them in a formal, unforgettable way is again coming around. The Castlegar & District Chamber of

Commerce will host the Annual Business Awards Saturday May 31, at a location yet to be announced. The first step in the process is something you’re welcome to take part in, whether you’re a Chamber

member or not. Simply nominate those whom you feel are worthy. Businesspeople may nominate themselves - again, with no Chamber membership required. A large pool of nominees is the goal so please accept the invitation to be part of process. There are certain criteria involved so the Chamber will have a panel in place

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A recipe for happy family meals food is served I remove all emotional investment for the creation of the meal, and focus on my own eating, not my toddler’s. It is okay if my son does not want to eat. Coaxing or bribing children to eat certain foods or amounts does not help, in fact it can cause children to eat less and take longer to accept new foods. • Enjoy pleasant conversation. We keep the conversation light and involve our toddler. Interestingly, by doing this it has helped decrease the amount of food that is thrown! Keep distractions at a minimum. At mealtimes we turn off the TV, cell phones, ipads, and put away toys (or hide them out of site, if need be). • Expect a mess. We keep cloths handy to catch large spills and wait until the meal is over to pick up food that has been dropped on the floor. Creating happy meal times is worth the effort. These changes have made a huge difference for my family. Give them a try.

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go of being concerned about how much or what my son will eat. • Plan for early dinners. On work nights if dinner is running late I find it helpful to offer my son a light pre-dinner snack to prevent him from becoming overly hungry. • Offer new foods along with familiar, loved foods. By doing this it helps my son feel comfortable at meal times. • Don’t let food refusal get under your skin. Once the

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Let’s face it. Eating with young children can be stressful, especially at dinner time. Even though I know the spilling, throwing food, picky eating, and crankiness are all normal they are hard to face each evening. Knowing the many benefits that eating together offers my toddler – from learning more vocabulary to accepting new foods – gives me the push to continue making family dinners a priority in my home. None-the-less, I recently asked myself how we can make our family mealtime happier, and what better time to be asking than during Nutrition Month? This year’s theme is Simply Cook and Enjoy. You may be wondering is the ‘enjoy’ part even possible when eating with young children? The answer is yes. Over the past month I began carefully practicing what I preach. The following tips really are key. • Ensure the focus for eating together is simply to enjoy each other’s company. So much stress is lifted when I let

to review the nominations and prepare a final list from which members will vote. The deal will close on May 31 with a splashy and fun occasion. Watch for updates as to the time and location of the gala

event. Act soon - don’t put it off – the deadline for the first round of nominations is April 30. Nomination forms are available from the Chamber office Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1995

6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 4B7… where they can be returned when completed, or faxed to 250-365-5778. They’re also available in this newspaper on PAGE 20, and online at www.castlegar.com


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News Notes on Castlegar City Council meeting of Monday, March 17 Continued from P. A3

A grant for $200 was approved to help the Nelson Police Dept. with the costs of the 2014 Emergency Services Camp to be held in May. After months of discussion on changing the existing nuisance sign bylaw, council has decided to

drop the matter and keep the current bylaw. A request by Venture Mechanical Services, Ltd. to waive certain development standards regarding the proposed Merlo Drive Light Industrial Development was denied. A Development Permit Application for 1032 Columbia Avenue was grant-

ed on behalf of Arrow Lake Veterinary Hospital. The building will consist of a veterinary clinic on the bottom floor and an auxiliary dwelling on the top floor. The city will choose an official name for the park surrounding the Millennium Pathway. Public input will be sought through an

online survey on the city’s website and through a survey in local newspapers. Two names being considered are Millennium Park and Twin Rivers Park. There will also be a spot on the survey for suggestions. Mayor Chernoff commended Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff and the other volunteers for all

of their hard work in promoting Castlegar as Kraft Hockeyville. Although the bid fell short, Mayor Chernoff said, “It is not always in the winning, but in the pride that develops in the community.” The meeting concluded with the passing of five bylaws after three readings.

Bylaw 1189, Development Approvals Procedures Amendment; Bylaw 1190, Administrative Service Fee Amendment; Bylaw 1191 Building Amendment, Bylaw 1192 Subdivision and Development Amendment and Bylaw 1193, The City of Castlegar Financial Plan 2014-2018 were all passed unanimously.

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For the seventh year in a row, “Selkirk’s Got Talent,” the talent competition put on by the Selkirk College Students’ Union (SCSU), was a resounding success. All students from Selkirk College had the opportunity to showcase their talent on March 13 to demonstrate what they are capable of and for the judges to become familiar with everyone’s personal style. The winner this year was the Indian Dance Group, who performed Indian cultural dance Bhangra and some Bollywood dance. Their performance wowed everyone and the crowd was extremely

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2014 line-up of Miss Castlegar candidates introduced BETSY KLINE Castlegar News contributor

The process of selecting Miss Castlegar 2014 is already well underway. The Miss Castlegar program is open to girls in grades 10-12 who attend Stanley Humphries Secondary School. After an information meeting in early January anyone interested is invited to fill out an application form. The candidates are then chosen from those who applied. The program helps the girls mature and develop skills and self-confidence, providing training from January - May. The candidates learn public speaking, time management, resume writing and modelling. They also learn about City council, political parties, current events, Castlegar history, the Castlegar City Crest and Logo,

2014 Candidates along with the 2013 reigning royalty. L-R: Samantha Skinner, Miss Krueckl Financial Services Inc.; Morgyn Ahlefeld, Miss Canadian Tire; Tayler Wolinski, Miss Sun Life Financial; Jessica Auger, Miss Kootenay Smile Studio; Alexanderia D’Onofrio, Miss Sunrise (2000) Rotary; Hannah Streleiff, Miss Castlegar 2013; Rachael teBulte, Castlegar Princess 2013; Lisa Leffelaar, Miss Selkirk Lions Club; Sophie Jansen, Miss Rotary; Sarah Elliott, Miss West’s Fashions; Garrielle Fitchett, Miss Speedy Glass; and Claudia Pether, Miss Royal Canadian Legion.

and our Sister Cities. Guest speakers teach the girls about nutrition, budgets, financial planning, skin care, make-up, customer service, etiquette, women’s safety awareness and personal interview skills. The contestants will be visible over the next few months at community events and doing volunteer work. Funding comes from sponsors, fundraisers and the City of Castlegar. This year’s pageant runs Friday, June 6 at SHSS. The candidates will be learning an opening dance number to be presented during the pageant. On pageant day each of the contestants will have a 15-minute personal interview with the judges. During the pageant they will be judged on their speech, talent, evening gown presentation and impromptu question.

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An auto show for the entire province members employ, directly and It’s that time of year again when indirectly, more than 34,000 high car shoppers can check out the paying, full-time people in the hottest trends, latest innovations more than 50 communities they and some old classics at the 94th serve. annual Vancouver International The show may be at the coast Auto Show. and therefore a little too long This year’s show, which runs a drive for many readers but I from March 25 to 30 at the would encourage you to cast Vancouver Convention Centre your eye over show media West, promises to be a great coverage and use that material family-friendly event with some for information and ideas. Then exciting new features, following In British go to visit some of our members’ a record-breaking year for auto Columbia alone, new dealerships where they operate sales in Canada in 2013. an ‘auto show’ for 52 weeks a The show is owned and opercar dealers account year! ated by the New Car Dealers for more than $10 For those of you who can attend Association of BC, serving as billion annually in be sure to participate in the a new model showcase for the economic activity.” Green Ride and Drive, which Canadian automotive industry puts you at wheel of the latest and representing more than 30 Blair Qualey eco-friendly vehicles. Another distinct brands from the world’s feature is the Exotics, which is leading manufacturers. a selection of truly exhilarating automobiles – Canadians purchased a record-setting 1.74 you can dream! million cars last year: a four per cent increase Visitors at this year’s show will also get to exover 2012 and just the second time in history perience a bit of automotive history at Hagerty that the market has ever surpassed 1.7 million Classic Alley, featuring beautiful cars from the units. 1950s and 1960s, including a special salute In British Columbia alone, new car dealers to the Ford Mustang and its 50th anniversary account for more than $10 billion annually in celebration. economic activity. This makes it an important Two classic cars will also be auctioned off, with industry for entire province where our dealer

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Confessions of a Curber My next vehicle came from a used car wholesaler*. There was nothing wrong with it, but he couldn’t find a dealer who wanted it. I gladly took it off his hands. How hip was I? I had a new source of newer vehicles that would come right to me. “Two-year-old car for sale. No previous accident history reported, only 35,000km on it. Call with offer.” Shortly after, I got a call from a young man. His car had just broken down, and he needed a new one fast. He agreed to meet me at the local construction site where he worked. He was just finishing up his lunch when I arrived. He was wearing his construction uniform and I immediately noticed his tired eyes. I felt bad for the poor fellow, and I was glad that I was selling him a reliable vehicle. He didn’t need another headache on top of everything. I even knocked $500 off the price I wanted. It was a smooth transaction. The guyy looke looked edd hhappy and thanked me immensely ely forr all the help. I beamed back at him. Around 5:00 a.m. the next morning, I got a call. It was the construction ructioon worker, yelling so loudly that I could barely ely uunderstand him. “THEY TOOK IT AWAY,” ” he said over and over again. “REPOSSESSED!” !” I hung up on him and triedd to make sense of the situation. Why would the ld th he car be taken away in the middle of the he night? n Who’s “they”? Liens. Of course. The car ha had ad a lien on it. That’s why it wouldn’t sell ell on a lot. The bank must have seized it due to an unpaid balance. As before, I panicked. I didn’t idnn’t want to get involved in this right now. w. Sure, S I sold him the car, but how was I supposed seed to know it had

a lien on it? I realized the wholesaler* had scammed me! If that fellow had asked for a CarProof history report or even a provincial lien search, I’d be the one screaming. Over the next several hours, I kept letting my phone go to voicemail – I couldn’t bear speaking to the young man. I knew I had to switch phones again. I felt a bit ashamed. But I needed to be selfish about this. At this point, the best thing for me was cash. And lots of it. *Wholesaler – Vehicle sellers may call themselves auto brokers or wholesalers to sound legitimate and cheaper. But if they’re selling to private buyers, they must be licensed as a dealer. Like any curber - an individual posing as a private seller but selling vehicles as a business – wholesalers and brokers offer none of the protection the law provides for purchases from a Vehicle Sales Authority licensed dealer. Walt learned that lesson, sson, but his buyer paid the price.

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When you think about a premium brand, Lincoln probably doesn’t come to mind. The once mighty domestic luxury brand has been left too long without any unique offerings to distinguish itself from the parent brand Ford. For decades Ford would take existing models, make a few changes and call them a Lincoln. This drove the brand to almost irrelevance in a highly competitive marketplace. Well, there are big plans afoot at Lincoln to change all of that. With a lot of hard work, unique designs, engines and marketing, Ford is hoping to make Lincoln relevant again, not just taking on rival Cadillac but also the best of the import luxury brands. I had a chance to catch up with Jim Farley, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service for Lincoln and Ford at a recent auto show. Getting to spend time with one of the driving forces behind the new Lincoln was eye opening. He told me “All you need to know is two facts. The first fact is that we sold all of our premium brands, (Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo and Range Rover) we have no other luxury brand than Lincoln. So if you want a luxury brand and you’re an executive at the company, you’re going to be driving a Lincoln. The second fact that you need to know about is that we have already spent the resources on the product, for fully differentiated products that the company

has not done in decades. So, this is kind of the first time, in probably twenty years, that the company has really, in Lincoln, to be truly global. And the decision to go to China is very important for Canadian customers because it is the ultimate example of our commitment.” There is a four-vehicle on slot

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of new products that Lincoln hopes will bring them back. The first was the MKZ sedan that came out in 2013. It has been selling well, and the hybrid version has been a surprise, with buyers choosing it in volumes Lincoln had not expected. The second vehicle will be the allnew MKC compact luxury SUV, based on the Ford Escape that will arrive this summer. Farley describes the MKC this way “It’s a subcompact, Escapesized true luxury product but it has even more exclusive features compared to the Ford product than we have ever done at Lincoln before. Exclu-

sive engine, exclusive design, the roof is much lower than the Escape.” In describing the MKC, Farley said, “It has all the comfort and feature-functions that you would expect from a worldclass luxury brand.” Powering the MKC is an all-new 2.3L turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine with an estimated 300hp and 300lb.-ft. or torque. This is the same engine that will be available in the all-new Mustang. The design of the new MKC has a very European silhouette but with a stylized Lincoln grille. The back of the MKC was a major engineering an design challenge due to the wrap around tailgate that brings to mind the Audi Q7. What Lincoln is hoping to do is offer more for less than the German competition. $39,940 is a great starting point for any small luxury crossover. With 300hp and a great starting price the MKC should find an audience. The biggest problem Lincoln has is getting people to consider the brand. The executives at Ford and Lincoln are realistic and know it will take years for buyers to be aware of the brand and to accept its new products. By moving Lincoln away from Ford with separate designers, engineers and management will hopefully make Lincoln a strong brand yet again. This new MKC will arrive this summer and should get attention from buyers who want luxury but at an affordable price. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca


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The teen group from Castlegar Baptist Church held a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Saturday evening to help raise funds for a missions trip to Trinidad this summer. The teens prepared a homemade meal making pasta sauce, bread sticks, and cupcakes from scratch. They also baked pies and held a pie auction during the meal. The teens waited on tables and

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Music Don’t keep your talent to yourself derek Kaye Castlegar News contributor

The third Annual Kootenay Music Awards deadline fast approaching. Are you a local musician or band who has released original recordings in 2014? If you are and are proud of your material, enter your songs or song in this year’s third annual Kootenay Music Awards. There are eight categories which include: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Live Artist of the Year, Best Album, EP or Electric Release 2104, Best Rock, Punk, or Metal Act, Best Roots, Country or Folk Act, and Best Electronic Artist (DJ or Producer). Last year’s winners include the fantastic roots duo, sometimes trio, Motes and Oats. They are folksy songsters all the way from the big city of Castlegar. They won in the best folk/country category for their song “Saskatchewan” and can be seen March 28 at the Expression Cafe in Nelson. This year’s confirmed entries include another Castlegar sensation - the young lads

2013 Kootenay Music Awards winners Motes and Oats on stage at Hill’s Garlic Festival 2013.

who make up the rock & roll band, Roy Has Fire. They have been centre stage at many Castlegar community events over the years such as Sunfest, Spring Fling and Relay for Life. Started as all high school students, some members now attend Selkirk College’s music program while other members are finishing high school. There is a buzz around this band and they were recently interviewed on the John and Jenny morning show on Mountain FM radio and have had airplay of some of their songs. Their guitar driven

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ery member of the squad, and special recognition was ...his second of the game, aimed by the coach at the line assisted by Cody Fidgett. of three graduating players: Scott Swiston, Connor McThe remainder of the game Laughlin and Beau Taylor. was over in a flash, with an “They’ve just been pheunderstandable level of frustration exhibited by the Sparnomenal for us all season,” tans, although, also a pleasing DuBois related. “Their responsibility has been to shut minimum of chippiness. down the other teams’ top The hooting and hollering line.” took centre stage as silver and Their effectiveness was gold medals were dispensed most recently apparent in the to the Spartans and Saints, respectively. neutralizing of high scoring Spartan J.P. Villeneuve. “We just really wanted to “We knew he was a guy we come out on them strong,” needed to pay real close attensaid Saints’ forward Markus tion to,” said the Selkirk head McCrea outside the jubilant coach. Saints’ dressing room. Gracious and accommo“We showed in the first dating, Trinity Western coach game that when we got a nice Barret Kropf commented as lead that they wouldn’t fold, the team bus was about to be but it would be tougher for loaded. them to make any kind of “Jeff and the guys here comeback.” with the Saints… they’ve got Logan Proulx was singing a great program,” said Kroa familiar tune following the pf. “For both games they just impressive win. kept coming at us for the full “It’s tough to describe,” the 60 minutes. We did our part captain enthused, “the boys to battle through some adverbattled hard. We did everysity. But at the end of the night they were the better team.” CASTLEGAR SEARCH AND RESCUE The Spartans simply ran headlong into an outfit that was not going to be denied. “When we got We Are Looking For You through the series with Simon Fraser, I We are an unpaid professional emergency response organization, and we want you thought that on paper, to join our team. SFU was the stronger Search and Rescue can be a rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to team and we were just save lives, receive excellent training and make lasting friendships. able to outwork them,” Kropf related. Castlegar Search and Rescue provides training in ground search, tracking, rope “In this series, Selrescue, swift water, first aid, avalanche response ( snowmobile/skiing) as well as kirk was the better leadership skills. team on paper, and they outworked us. So, If you are at least 18 years of age, physically fit, active in the outdoors, and are anytime you can put interested in Search and Rescue, you are invited to email our membership officer great effort with great at: castlegarsar@gmail.com talent you’re going to Our next course will be starting May 01 2014. Application deadline is April 24 2014 win championships. That’s what Jeff ’s done Criminal record check will be required with this program.” Continued from P. A1

thing we needed to do… that we’ve done all season to get to this point.” Jackson Garrett, a strong offensive contributor in the title clinching game, said the plan was followed to a T. “There was no thinking of us being better than them, or not,” he said. “We had to play them even keel. We came out and executed our game plan. We put pucks in the net when we needed to.” Coach Jeff DuBois, customarily thoughtful and forthcoming, echoed the importance of following the script for success. “We knew that strong starts were going to be key against Trinity Western,” he related. “They’ve been a team through the playoffs that has thrived on getting ahead in games then playing pretty tight and making it tough for you to beat them. “Going up three nothing last night and then again tonight was big for us.” Credit was directed to ev-


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Saints set stage for Saturday win DEREK KAYE Castlegar News contributor

It was an exciting game of hockey at the Castlegar Complex Friday night as the Selkirk Saints opened the final series in the BCHIL play-offs with a 6-1 win over Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans. The Spartans have an outstanding goalie from Switzerland, Silas Matthys who has put up successful blockades against the Saints offence in regular season play resulting in many close games. But on this night the Saints offence was domineering, positioning players in the right place at the right time; capitalizing on breakaways and otherwise weakening Silas Matthys’ effectiveness. The result was six goals for the Saints, including three in the first period and a hat-trick for Australian veteran Beau Taylor. In

the Saints’ end, goalie Chris Hurry, league recipient for the Top Goaltender award made the most of his talents, limiting the Spartans to only one goal in the second period by Grange Gordon. The game opened with Saints’ Thomas Hardy scoring just over five minutes in assisted by Beau Taylor and Ryan Procyshyn. Stefan Virtanen and Beau Taylor sank two more for the Saints in the last eight minutes of play in the first. The Saints knew they had broken Matthys’ grip on the puck. Selkirk’s Darnell Dyck scored in the second period on a breakaway and Beau Taylor added his second of the night with less than two minutes left in the frame. The third period saw a tighter play by the Spartans, but Hurry was unbeatable, including as he put it, “the pen-

alty shot, thank God he missed the net, a little wide ... I think I got the net covered at least that’s what I got to say.” Beau Taylor scored the only goal of the third period on a power play and gave the Saints the sixth goal of the night to give the Spartans a first game bruising. With game two (Mar. 15), again at the Complex, the Saints could score their second straight league championship. “The Trinity Western goalie has been on a tear and has been almost unbeatable going into the game,” said Saints coach Jeff Dubois after game one. “To get three in the first period I think was a momentum boost for us; getting a lead, and then in the second and the third we kept it up. Now we are only one game away from what has been the goal all season.”

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Local athletes make a splash in Kelowna swim meet

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Michael Bruce and Dustin Robertson, accompanied by their coach Tweyla Simpson, represented Special Olympics Castlegar Local at the SOBC Kelowna Open Swim Meet held at the H2O Adventure Fitness Centre on March 8. Both athletes trained hard up to the event, coming out to every practice ready to work hard to develop their skills.

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Coach Simpson was very pleased with their efforts and abilities to adapt to this new competitive environment, being their first meet.

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Their commitment and dedication to their sport enabled them to be prepared and focused which contributed to their success. Mike Bruce placed first in the 25m Freestyle, and second place in the 50m Freestyle events. Dustin Robertson placed second in three events: 25M Backstroke, 25M Freestyle and the 25m Breaststroke. Coach Simpson was very pleased with their efforts and

Castlegar contingent, from left: Michael Bruce, coach Tweyla Simpson and Dustin Robertson Submitted

abilities to adapt to this new competitive environment, being their first meet. The coach is excited to see these athletes continue to grow and develop in their sport. The Castlegar team thanks the following benefactors for their generosity and support for this incredible opportunity. Jennifer and Stephen from On the Marks – Graphic Solution Inc., Dale and staff at Mallards, and Cathy Lafortune for her assistance throughout.

A big load of gratitude is sent out to everyone involved in SOBC Castlegar for giving these well deserving athletes a platform on which to showcase their hard work and determination in their sport. For anyone looking for information regarding local activities offered by Special Olympics BC in Castlegar or to volunteer for this amazing association, please contact Cathy Lafortune at wheelafortune@shaw.ca

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Sports Heat cranked up in hoop friendlies On March 13, 2014, Stanley Humphries Secondary School hosted some local Royals when three of Castlegar’s finest squared off against some of the school’s elite basketball players… RCMP constables George, Hallmark, and Theodosious gamely braved two, single ten-minute period exhibition match-ups against some of SHSS’s best basketball players. The first draw saw the Mounties lose 5-4 in what they jokingly referred to as their “warm up” against The Answer, a four-person squad fielded by Jared Lynn, Mat-

thew Anderson, Svetlana Hadikin, and Kelsey Matson. The second contest forced the constables to dig deep to eke out a 9-8 win in a very physical match against The Monstars, a tough trio led by Nathan Soukeroff and solidly backed by Constantine “Germany” Bischoff, and Sarah Elliot. The three-on-three tournament—organized and refereed by teacher Mr. McKay—wrapped up in a March 14 lunch-hour final that saw the Sonics (Luke Madge, Jake LaPlante, Ajeet Daliwal and Ashley Fidget) defeat The Heat (Morgan Lynn, Kyle

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In Memory of

Andrew Evans March 19, 1985 to July 10, 2013

Thinking of you on your birthday Andrew But that is nothing new For no day dawns and no day ends Without the thought of you. Love,Mom

In loving memory

Irene Semenoff

October 27, 1940 - March 11, 2011 Your heart was the dearest in all the wide world, Your love the best to recall. For no one on earth could take your place You are still the dearest of all. Loving, Missed & Remembered By her family & friends.

Left to mourn her loss is her ex-husband Hardy Madsen of Kelowna, BC; her son Jack Madsen of Krestova, BC; her sisters Barbara and Norma of Australia and Marguerite of Calgary, AB; her granddaughters Terra and 4 greatgrandchildren of Salmon Arm, BC and Sarah and 2 greatgrandchildren of Victoria, BC and her grandsons Jake of Salmon Arm, BC and Jesse of Kelowna, BC. Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. There will be no service by her request. “Always loved, missed and treasured in the hearts and minds of many souls” “GOD BLESS” The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and staff of Columbia View Lodge and the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital their help and care in her sudden passing.

Patrick Richard Verigin April 9, 1948 - February 7, 2014 Patrick “Kostic” Verigin, educator, golfer, scrabbler, and seasoned traveler, died on Friday, February 7, 2014. He was 65. Born to Pat and Helen Verigin on April 9, 1948 in Nelson, B.C., he was a decorated track & field athlete in his youth. He loved raspberry piroshki, wintering in Hawaii, Deep Space Nine, and his ‘68 MG Midget sports car. Following the Nigerian Civil War, Pat traveled to Etinan in 1970 where he taught mathematics at Qua Iboe Mission Secondary School. He learned the local Ibibio language and was the first white man to coach and play for a West African basketball team. For over 30 years, Pat taught math at Frank Hurt Secondary in Surrey, B.C. Among his colleagues, Pat was known as a devoted teacher who encouraged his students to reach their full potential. He retired as Department Head. Everyone knew Pat as an extraordinarily kind, gentle, and compassionate man. He believed in crossing cultural barriers, in the bonds forged by true friendship, in helping others, and in keeping his obligations. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice located in Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Trinidad and Tobago, or the Congo. Pat had close friends from each of these countries. A celebration of life will be held in Vancouver, B.C. with family and friends in the summer of 2014.

The family of Dorothy Tipping would like to thank the many many people who supported us during this most difficult time. Thank you Dr. Lesperance & staff for your special care and to Castlegar Funeral home. Thank you for donations to the Cancer Society.

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The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is looking for a Settlement Services Program Coordinator for the community of Castlegar. This is a part-time contract position starting on April 7th. This position includes working with clients, and their families, who are new to Canada and supporting service providers and the community to be more welcoming to new immigrants. The successful person will be responsible for intake of clients, providing information about the community, programs and services; facilitating information sessions and other duties related to helping new immigrants successfully settle in the community. The ideal candidate will have experience working with adults and families, knowledge and experience working with new immigrants and work well with the CBAL team. This person must be self-motivated and be able to work independently. This position requires some travel in the West Kootenay and Boundary region and a vehicle is required.

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FAN Regional Capacity-Building Coordinator The Family Action Network (FAN) of the Lower Columbia Society requires contract support for the position of Regional Coordinator (RC) to implement its strategic priorities. The FAN Board of Directors is looking for a personable, innovative community development professional to support us in building a unique regional “network” that will support optimal life experiences for families with young children in the Lower Columbia. The RC will be responsible for participating in our identified priority projects. • Plan, coordinate, evaluate, and grow FAN’s biannual ASQ Screening Day event. • Develop, in conjunction with website design professionals and community stakeholders, the FAN one-stop website; oversee public launch and celebration of the website. We are looking for an experienced community development professional, with a minimum of 3 years experience. A university degree or equivalent combination of proven experience and postsecondary education, with focus in one or more areas of Leadership, Community Development, Social Work, Early Childhood, Project Management, Health Services, preferred. The RC is expected to work approximately 25 hours/week for 45 weeks per year. Applicants are requested to submit a resume along with a cover letter that illustrates their experience, competencies and abilities to successfully meet FAN’s deliverables to FAN.lowercolumbia1@ gmail.com. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline is 4 pm on Friday, April 4th. For a full job description go to http://document.li/87hr For more info e-mail: FAN.lowercolumbia1@gmail.com

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AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. obcauto@gmail.com 250-545-3378

Assistant Manager Castlegar Town Pantry has an opportunity for a motivated individual with great organizational and leadership skills and the ability to problem solve in a fast paced environment. Must be able to multi-task. this position requires the applicant to have computer skills. Drop off resume in person at 1928 Columbia Ave _______________________

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Medical/Dental RN’S & LPN’S Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

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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 tammie@baldface.net and use “Assistant Ski Guide” as subject line. www.baldface.net ENSIGN IS looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiter’s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online ensignjobs.com. Call 1-888-367-4460. GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC WANTED

YRB Yellowhead Road & Bridge

Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for a Mechanic for our New Denver facility. Applicants will need to hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport, class three driver’s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspection licence would be an asset. Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to kootenay@yrb.ca JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

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Autobody Collision Repair Technician Busy accredited body shop seeking auto body collision repair technicians. Straight time work environment wages starting at $28 per hour for red seal journeyman plus benefit package & local gym membership. Small town with reasonable housing and mild winters. Must be a team player and have excellent work ethics. Will also consider taking on apprentices with 2nd year or better training. Positions available immediately. Please contact Alvin @ 250-442-0507 or Ken @ 250-442-9852

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Real Estate

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Estate Sales

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Suites, Upper

Castlegar 6-plex plus commercial space for sale Income $5150/mth, Close to Tim Hortons & shopping asking $477,000 Cap rate 9% Call James 250-608-3930

Castlegar South, Studio Suite, F/S, Microwave $600 /mth including utilities cable, private side entrance off street parking, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR PET, Call Al at 250-304-5560

COMPUTER not running right? Virus issues? Hardware or software failure? PC2NR Castlegar provides quality service and affordable prices. Most repairs as little as $30! Visit us at pc2nr.ca for our full price list and contact information or phone 250-365-4940.

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Alterations/ Dressmaking Alterations & Sewing Wedding & Grad dress alterations. Helena’s In-Stitches 250-368-5493

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Misc. for Sale Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD available online: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT or call 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca WINDOW Air Conditioner, Large computer desk, and more. 250-364-1843

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Pets & Livestock

Pro Sound, PA & Lighting Demos & Sales Event! Thursday, March 27th 10 am to 10 pm Bay Avenue Music DT Trail, 250-368-8878

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Real Estate

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Auctions

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AUCTION 2 Household Estates and Consignments at Russell Auction 2067 Hwy 3A Thrums Between Castlegar & Nelson Sunday, March 30th 11 am - Open 9 am Watch for next week display Ad, Call 250-399-4793

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Sam Alex Popoff, deceased formerly of Castleview Care Centre 2300 14th Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 4A6 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executors named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before April 25, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Diana Parker, Janet Helen Christiansen, and John Samuel Popoff, Executors c/o JACOB POLONICOFF POLONICOFF LAW FIRM 1115 3rd Street Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1

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

Castlegar 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath Lrg Kitchen, 10’ Ceilings Central Air, Gas Heat/ Fireplace, Dbl garage 100’ x 98’ lot, River view. $275,000 Call 250-304-2944

LAST TWO NEW Adult Homes at 808 Merry Creek Road, Castlegar BC Castlegar’s Finest These homes feature: Easy walking distance to shopping, health care banking & restaurants Outside maintenance available Quiet scenic neighbourhood All living amenities on ground level main floor Full basement for storage and extra space Low monthly strata fee Buy now and choose the paint colours, flooring and kitchen cabinets. LINDMAR DEVELOPMENTS LTD Phone: 250-365-4823 Licensed Home Warranty Builder

TRAIL (Sunningdale) 2bd., 1bth., basement, large carport, patio, workshop. Close to amenties. $184,900. 250-3641940

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Castlegar 1 Bdrm Unit Sandpiper Motel, $600/mth incl utilities. Avail April 1st Please call 250-365-3333 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $725/mth + utilities,250-365-5070 leave msg

Mobile Homes & Pads ROBSON 2 Bdrm Mobile Home for rent, pay 1 month rent & deposit & get 1 month Refer check required Call 250-304-4862

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm, 2 bath at 3 mile on the lake $1500/m + util 825-4700 or 825-2200 3 bdrm house, F/S, gas heat AC, river front Ootishchenia N/S ref’s req $1200/m + util call 250 304-7401 BC Housing Castlegar has exciting rental opportunities for families looking for affordable housing. The 3-bedroom units we offer are spacious with 1.5 bathroom, stove, fridge and washer/ dryer hook-ups. One small pet is allowed, with BC Housing approval. No smoking allowed. Tenants pay 30% of their gross monthly income for rent. For applications please call 250-365-2667 or 1-800834-7149 or go on-line to www.bchousing.org Castlegar North, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, newly reno, near shopping & schools, Avail April 1st F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, Ref reqd $1200/mth + utilities Call Bob 250-365-9344 FOR HOUSE RENT 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom central air downtown Castlegar. Finished basement second kitchen fridge stove washer dryer $1100 month 250-304-5431 shane_anderson@telus.net TRAIL, 2bdrm., full basement, garage, nice view. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $850. 250-365-5003

Suites, Lower BLUEBERRY, 1 Bdrm Bsmt suite, Private Entrance Unfurnished, F/S, N/P quiet non smoker, $475/mth + utilities, References please Call 250-365-7550 Castlegar 55+ Seniors wanted for 1 Bdrm suite in ground level side/side Duplex, 1601 Columbia Ave, $400/mth + utilities, includes garbage water & sewer, maintained yard, Avail April 1st 250-503-1626

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Cars - Domestic

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. $3,000. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.

Cars - Sports & Imports

2002 Nissans, 4cyl 2.5 & 1.8, Altima 187,000km & Sentra, auto & 5 speed, both 4dr and new snow tires. $2,500 & $4,900. 250-442-0122 or 250493-1807. Run and look excellent. Sentra one owner, non smoker, 5 speed. Grand Forks 2005 MAZDA 5, Red, 187,000kms. Loaded. Mounted snows. $7,450. 250-3641940

Trucks & Vans

1987 Dodge Dakota, reg cab, long box, auto, V6, one owner, 169,000km, very clean, canopy, 2 wheel drive, $1,800/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-4931807. Grand Forks


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ANDRES WIRELESS Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

KELOWNA

#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700

VERNON

200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000

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ANDRES CAR AUDIO WEST KELOWNA

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KAMLOOPS ANDRES WIRELESS ANDRES WIRELESS ANDRES B USINESS ANDRES CAR AUDIO

745 Notre Dame Drive WE (250) WILL851-8700 NOT BE BEAT!

CASTLEGAR

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880

CRANBROOK

215 - 450 Lansdowne Mall (250) 377-8007

200-1965 Columbia Ave. 101 Kootenay St. North (250) 365-6455 (250) 426-8927

TELUS KIOSK

NELSON

Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

300 St. Paul Str. (250) 377-3773

KELOWNA

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

154 Victoria Str (250) 314-9944

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

Castlegar News, March 20, 2014  

March 20, 2014 edition of the Castlegar News

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