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New recycling program coming soon
DAFFODIL CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF FIRST DAY OF SPRING
BY ART HARRISON Times Staff
The province’s new recycling program is only two months away and the new regulations have some of B.C.’s business community up in arms while the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), the municipal agency that has been responsible for providing recycling services up until now, maintains that residents probably won’t notice much of a difference. “The changes coming May 19 are mostly administrative, part of a regulatory change from the province,” said Tim Dueck, solid waste program coordinator for the RDKB. “It’s changing to a stewardship model, where industry has to take care of the recycling of materials they produce.” Under the new regulations, the “The changes responsibility for the coming May cost of dealing with recyclable materi19 are mostly als shifts from local administrative, governments, who part of a covered the cost of recycling through regulatory tax revenues, to the change from the businesses that proprovince.” duce the materials. However, the TIM DUECK stewardship model of managing waste is not new by any means. There are numerous materials the people use everyday that are already managed by similar, producer-managed systems. Soft drink containers, beer and alcohol cans and bottles, electronics, oil and anti-freeze, batteries, paints and solvents, and tires are but a few items that have been recycled through provincially-regulated, industry-managed programs for years. Under the new regulations a number of materials that were previously forbidden from the ubiquitous curb-side blue boxes, such as milk cartons, foam packaging, aluminum foil packaging, plastic film packaging, and drink cups, will now be allowed to be put out with the rest of the household recycling. While residents and regional bodies may welcome the changes to the system, a coalition of B.C. business stakeholder groups are voicing strong objections to the regulatory changes, prompting them to back a province-wide advertising campaign to protest being asked to shoulder the cost of recycling printed paper and packaging. See BUSINESS, Page 3
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The Canadian Cancer Society is kicking off its fresh daffodil campaign today, the first day of spring. The yellow blooms will be sold in bunches throughout Trail until Saturday, and at Liberty Foods in Fruitvale Saturday only. Deb Shergold has been organizing the local fundraiser for years with a goal to raise community awareness about the many resources available through the society for families affected by cancer.
Business as usual at rec facilities BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff
It’s been business as usual at the Trail aquatic centre even though for the last three months, a number of users were subject to double the fees to swim or work out. The fee hike came on the heels of neighbouring communities opting not to renew a recreational cost sharing agreement with the City of Trail. “Anecdotally, the facility and programs appear to be more or less as busy,” said Trisha Davison, the city’s parks and recreation director. “It won’t be for several months that we will be able to see the full impact of the decisions from the
surrounding communities.” Since Warfield council’s March 13 decision to follow the direction of the three-person Beaver Valley recreation committee and end further recreational cost sharing with Trail, citing a lack of information about facility usage, the city is facing a budgetary shortfall nearing $300,000. Information about who is accessing Trail recreation facilities and where that person is from is detailed and not simple to pull, explained Davison. “Quarterly financial reviews will provide some information but again this will not paint a full picture,” she said. “Until things settle down with the region
and we have long periods of time where decisions are stable it will be difficult to provide that information.” Instead of annual contributions to Trail for a regional service, all four communities opted to launch a reimbursement program for its residents. Citizens in Area A, Fruitvale, Montrose and now Warfield pay twice the fees of a Trail resident at the city’s facilities, then wait for reimbursement from Beaver Valley Recreation and, now, the Village of Warfield. So far,105 residents have registered for reimbursement and 124 passes and programs have been subsidized in the See REIMBURSEMENT, Page 3
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It’s that taxing time of year again. By April 30, Canadians will spend between $4 billion and $5.8 billion preparing and filing personal income tax returns, with the average cost per person being $215, according to a study by the Fraser Institute. In Greater Trail, low income families and individuals won’t have to worry about losing a portion of their tax return to processing fees, because community volunteers have their pencils sharpened and calculators ready to prepare those returns for free. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency and local organizations with an objective to help eligible taxpayers who don’t know how to prepare their income tax and benefit returns. To qualify for the
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Angelica de Groot has a self-professed fondness for filling out tax returns and uses her bookkeeping skills for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. free service, individual income must be under $30,000; family earnings less than $40,000; and for a single parent with one child, $35,000 with $2,500 allowed for each additional child. “This is a service that is very beneficial for people in our area who cannot afford to pay for a tax return,” explained volunteer Angelica de Groot. “Even if the cost is $50
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or $60, that is a lot of money and hard to pay if you are low income.” Trail has provided the service for a number of years and has been well utilized, noted de Groot, adding that since setting up shop in Fruitvale three years ago, the free program has continued to grow. This year, the volunteers are heading up the hill to offer their service once per week in Rossland until the end of tax season. Five tax preparation clinics are planned to run weekly until April 30, starting in the Trail Seniors’ Centre (Greater Trail Community Centre) Mondays from 9-11
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a.m.; Tuesday at Kate’s Kitchen on Rossland Avenue from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. in Trail FAIR Society building on Columbia Avenue. On Thursdays, the program moves to Beaver Valley Senior Citizens Manor on Laurier Avenue in Fruitvale from 9-11 a.m., then every Friday to the end of the tax season, volunteers will be on site in Rossland at Esling Park Lodge on Spokane Street from 9-11 a.m. People accessing the program are asked to bring all slips including T3s, T4s, T5s and receipts for medical expenses, child arts or
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recreational programs, and charitable donations. All information is confidential and once the tax return is electronically filed, the computers are wiped clean, said de Groot. “Even if the service was used last year, that information is not kept,” she continued. “So if they have last year’s notice of assessment of tax forms, that is a help so bring it in.” Usually people who are low income do not pay income taxes, but filing a return provides access to certain benefits that can add up to more than $100 a month, such as GST credit, Canada Child Tax Benefit payments, Guaranteed Income Supplement or Allowance benefits. “All those kinds of benefits you would be missing out on if you don’t file your taxes,” said de Groot. “And we do go back in years for taxes that weren’t filed because some benefits allow you to collect retroactively.” For more information contact the Trail FAIR Society at 364.2326.
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Grapevine is a public service provided by the Trail Times and is not a guaranteed submission. For full list of events visit trailtimes.ca. • Friday, Arlington Bar & Grill at 6 p.m. for Women on Wheels (WOW) fundraiser. The Rossland Trail Roller Girls roll off the track to bring the community a night to remember. Dinner and dance at 8:30 p.m. to raise funds for season five. No cover, door prizes, draws, 50/50, basket giveaways and silent auction. • Friday, The Trail Bottle Depot will be collecting bottle donations to help fund the purchase of a wheelchair accessEvents & Happenings in the Lower Columbia ible van for Leanne, a local youth suffering from Cerebral Palsy. Bottles can be dropped off at the depot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information or bottle pick up contact Tammy Cox at 368-6975. • Sunday, Rossland Miners Hall at 1 p.m. for “Seedy Sunday.” Gardeners can buy seeds from Cherry Meadows, Mountain Seed Co.,Salt Spring Seeds and Stellar Seeds. Tables will host seed swapping, bring seeds to sell or trade. Local vendors will have arts, crafts and cuisine for sale. For info, contact Sarah Flood, 362.7067 or email email@example.com or Andrew Bennett 521.2500, email firstname.lastname@example.org Music • Friday, Rossland Miners Hall 9-11 p.m. Iron Mountain Theatre presents Electro Social Club. It’s about the beat and the freaks you meet. Invitation to the dance floor where DJ’s spin stories and you are the show. Tickets $15 in advance atRossVegas Boardshop. • Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-nominated ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) perform. Call 368.9669 for info. Film • Sunday, the Royal Theatre 4:30 p.m. for Sunday Cinema showing Nebraska. Tickets $9 or $40 for the series. Call 364.3003 for info. Gallery • VISAC Gallery showing new exhibition, “Pottery: Follow the Process.” Open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. By donation. Call 364.1181 or visit visacgallery.com Upcoming • March 29, Trail Legion at 5:30 p.m for Country Time. BBQ ribs, country beans and cole slaw. Tickets $8, dance to follow at 7 p.m. with “That Girl & Earl.” For info call 250.364.9911. • March 31, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. the Irish quintet Caladh Nua (Coll-ahNoo-Ah, meaning “New Harbour”) versatile musicians and singers bring their blend of traditional and contemporary sounds to Trail. Tickets $30. To submit to the Grapevine email email@example.com
Business groups oppose changes
Plugging pigeon problems
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Greg Heizmann, of Emcon Services was installing anti-pigeon screens into the arches of the Trail bridge Wednesday in order to try to prevent the birds from nesting in the bridgeworks and soiling the sidewalks below.
Reimbursement plan working
FROM PAGE 1 valley communities, said Mark Daines, manager of facilities and recreation for the regional district. “From an internal perspective it is working well other than extra time to reconcile applications that come in,” explained Daines. “It was busy at first but now that we have the system worked out it seems to be running good.” Cheques are cut weekly out of the recreation office in the Beaver Valley Arena, and now, to make the process easier for residents particularly in Montrose, registrations can be picked up and dropped off at the
village hall. “We were hearing that getting out to the arena was an inconvenience and people didn’t want to go that far,” Daines added. “So we made Montrose a drop off point.” Since Friday, residents in Warfield have been subject to double the fees in Trail, but so far other than a few phone calls, only a couple of people have gone to the village seeking reimbursement, said Vince Morelli, Warfield’s chief administrative officer. “We are working out the kinks as we go along,” said Morelli. “And will try to do it sooner than two weeks.”
FROM PAGE 1 “For months British Columbia business owners have tried unsuccessfully to convince Minister of Environment, Mary Polak, to rethink the flawed plan the ministry put forth,” Mike Klassen, director of provincial affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), said in a recent media release. “Now business groups representing significant parts of B.C.’s economy have come together to ask the premier to step in to prevent this new red tape that will kill jobs and cause many businesses to fail.” One of the many objections the business group has to the new system taking effect in the province is that the not-forprofit agency which will be managing the recycling program, Multi Material B.C. (MMBC) is governed by a board made up of international business interests such as Walmart, Tim Hortons Inc., Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Coca Cola Refreshments Canada. But MMBC has a slightly different take on the position of the new campaign to delay or cancel the new regulatory changes. “They have known about these changes since 2011,” Allen Langdon, managing director of MMBC, told the Trail Times. “They were well aware of their obligations, they could have been on the board, they could have come up with their own program for dealing with the materials, they need to have a program in place by May 18.”
Langdon maintains that the changes will have a minimal effect on B.C. businesses because of exemptions to the program for smaller businesses introduced by the province in February. Under the exemptions small businesses will not be required to report or cover the recycling costs if they have under $1 million in annual revenue, if they produce under one tonne of packaging or printed paper, or if they operate as a single point of retail sale and are not part of a larger franchise. “We anticipate that this will impact less than one per cent of the businesses in the province,” said Langdon. “We’re going to continue to focus on our objective, the start of the program is 60 days away.” The changes to the recycling program means considerable savings to the regional district in the future but that doesn’t mean home owners in the RDKB will see a drop in their taxes any time soon. “There will be a cost saving of hundreds of thousands of dollars and the board passed a resolution to re-purpose the tax onto an organic material management program,” said Dueck. “About 42 per cent of our present garbage is in the form of organic plant and animal refuse, this is an opportunity to target a huge portion of what currently goes into our landfills and compost it. “This is a direct result of the savings from the changes to the recycling program.”
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Back-to-work legislation coming for port truckers
THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is preparing back-to-work legislation, forcing Port of Vancouver container truck drivers to return to their jobs. The government says the legislation would include a 90-day cooling off period for the 250 truckers who are members of Unifor. A news release says Port Metro Vancouver will begin its planned reform of the licensing system and move to terminate licences, but it’s unclear if that means the remaining 1,000 non-union drivers will be fired. The provincial government says the legislation is necessary to protect the economy and jobs in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada. The release says that despite a joint 14-point offer made to truckers seven days ago, a strike by drivers has continued. Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says the disruption at Canada’s largest port is having a severe effect on the economy and that she encourages truckers to go back to work.
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Break in natural gas bills By Kirsten Douglas Campbell River Mirror
Natural gas users on Vancouver Island will soon see a significant savings on their bills. That’s because the B.C. Utilities Commission approved an application by FortisBC to amalgamate its three utilities and equalize the price for natural gas throughout B.C. Coun. Claire Moglove said it was a big win, especially for the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities which had been lobbying for change. “This is a huge victory for AVICC. AVICC has worked closely to move this forward over the last three years,” Moglove said at last week’s regional district board meeting. “This is huge news.” Moglove said nat-
ural gas rates will be reduced by 25 per cent on the Island, which currently pays more for natural gas than the rest of the province. Establishing a common rate will level the playing field and allow commercial and industrial users to be more competitive because they will now be paying the same natural gas rates as their off-Island competitors. Carol Greaves, spokesperson with FortisBC, said equalizing natural gas rates will mean big savings for people who use natural gas in their homes. “Natural gas rates for residential customers will decrease by about 25 per cent on Vancouver Island over three years,” Greaves said in a release. “FortisBC has yet to
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determine what these decreases will look like per year, however, once the full decrease is in effect in 2018, the average savings for residential customers is expected to be about $215 annually. “Commercial customers will see even greater discounts of between 30 and 45 per cent, depending on their commercial rate category,” Greaves added. The amalgamation involves FortisBC Energy, FortisBC Energy Vancouver Island, and FortisBC Energy Whistler. The B.C. Utilities Commission had turned down FortisBC’s application to amalgamate in 2013 but reversed its decision on Feb. 26, 2014. Moglove said several factors went into the decision but among them was new evidence that was presented at the second meeting as well as taking Fort Nelson off the table, which will not be part of the equalization plan.
A Kelowna RCMP officer says he believes the way to save Kelowna orchardists’ deerdamaged crops could lie in careful hunting regulations. Const. Kevin Hamilton, a life-long hunter who has worked as an RCMP officer in the City of Kelowna for three years, says putting down deer who have been hit by a car is an unfortunate, but all too frequent, part of the job. “I would say it happens at least once a week,” said Hamilton, who worked in some of the communities making headlines for deer-human conflict before arriving in the Okanagan. Conflict between deer and people, ranging from car accidents to does attacking dogs and joggers, has become such a serious issue in B.C. the provincial ministry of environment commissioned the Urban Ungulates Summary Report five years ago to examine the problem. The work, done by researcher Gayle Hesse, formed the backbone of research for new civic policies on population control in communities like
Cranbrook and Invermere. Invermere is effectively ground zero for the issue at the moment. The Invermere Deer Protection Society has waged war with city officials over a cull, fighting the municipality in court and on the streets with members sabotaging contractors’ traps. It’s a messy fight Hamilton believes Kelowna could avoid by working with the province to establish limited entry hunting licences for deer in interface zones, such that the deer heading into towns and cities could be eliminated en route to the food source. “The problem is, we’ve eliminated the predators in the city,” said Hamilton, noting RCMP and conservation officers are automatically called out to kill any natural predator, like cougars, that show up in response to the increased prevalence of deer. It’s ultimately rendered cities safe havens. Hamilton could also see permitting bow hunting of deer within city limits. Bow hunters shoot at close range, and could work with local farmers to help thin the population with far less dan-
ger to the general public than allowing hunting with guns. The issue is only now just reaching Kelowna City Hall, although it was a top discussion point at the recent B.C. Fruit Growers Association Annual General Meeting. “We had 10 calls last year about deer,” said Ian Wilson, parks services manager, noting none were about deer in orchards. He said local residents have complained about deer destroying landscaping, and one caller was concerned about a deer hit by a car. Wilson said the city is monitoring issues from Oak Bay, where 38 deer were maimed in interface conflict incidents in 2013, to the Kootenays very closely. He suggested the answer may also lie in the provincial Wildlife Sundry Permits, one of which allows farmers to deal with nuisance wildlife for crop protection. The permit costs $110 and allows a resident to apply to hunt, trap or kill wildlife on his or her own property during the open or closed season provided he or she can provide a compelling reason.
District considers water options By Tamara Cunningham Nanaimo News Bulletin
Emotions on Lantzville council are running from excited to cautious as politicians consider solutions for limited water supply. The District of Lantzville is evaluating future water sources for the rural community, including a water-sharing agreement with the City of Nanaimo and the potential of tapping into a source at the Foothills Estates. The district has long been on the hunt for water to address stagnant growth and contaminated private wells. This month, Lone Tree Properties – the company behind the Lantzville Foothills Estates – announced drilling efforts may have uncovered enough water to support its development and “all the needs” of Lantzville. It also said
it would be willing to chip in to the cost of water-sharing infrastructure with Nanaimo as it urged the district to come to the bargaining table and discuss a joint water strategy. The move comes on the heels of the City of Nanaimo approving a proposed 20-year watersharing deal in February that offers 50 new development connections each year and water for 225 upper Lantzville homes. The initial hook-up fee is pegged at $1.3 million. According to councillors, it’s too early to talk about what the recent Foothills discovery means for negotiations with Nanaimo or which course is best. They say more information is needed on the costs of different options, water in the Foothills and the desire of the community.
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THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The Canadian dollar fell heavily Wednesday to close below 89 cents US for the first time since mid-2009 as markets interpreted comments by the chair of the Federal Reserve to mean the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates sooner than thought. The loonie tumbled 0.86 of Briefs a cent to 88.93 cents US as the Fed reaffirmed its plan to keep short-term rates near zero but it no longer mentions a specific unemployment rate that might lead it eventually to raise rates. Meanwhile, an economic forecast released by Royal Bank says the loonie will trade at about 87 cents US by the end of this year and dip to 85 cents by the end of 2015. RBC is also predicting that economic growth should hit 2.5 per cent this year, despite a weak start to 2014 caused by severe winter weather.
THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - Saskatchewan’s finance minister has tabled a budget that holds the line on spending and doesn’t increase taxes, but it also doesn’t save for the future. The budget includes $14.07 billion in revenue and $14 billion in spending - leaving a thin surplus of $71 million. Ken Krawetz says the province had to keep spending in check because revenue is down 0.7 per cent compared with last year. The government decided not to raise the education part of property taxes to pay for things such as roads and bridges - something Premier Brad Wall recently mused about. The budget includes money to create 500 new child-care spaces, to reduce surgical wait times and to go towards a new stadium in Regina. The government isn’t putting money into a fund for the future until the province’s $3.8-billion debt is paid off - despite a recommendation in a report done for the province.
Oliver is Harper’s man for the pre-campaign Economic Action Plan sales pitch THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - For a time, the Conservative government used something called “event in a box” to help guide MPs on public announcements, a ready-made communications kit that could be rolled out with no fuss, no muss. As Joe Oliver stepped into the Finance portfolio Wednesday, replacing longtime minister Jim Flaherty, some wondered whether he would be given any latitude, or simply be rolling out a pre-election package. “My overarching priority is to continue the government’s agenda of creating jobs and growth right across the country,” Oliver told The Canadian Press in an interview. Oliver will preside over just one federal budget before the fall 2015 election, one that is guaranteed to feature a surplus for the first time since 2007. Whatever moves Oliver makes in his new portfolio will be done at least partly in the context of electoral strategy and the shape of the next Conservative platform, elements highly controlled by the prime minister and party headquarters. Keith Beardsley, a
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A quick sketch of Joe Oliver, appointed finance minister on Wednesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Born: Montreal, May 20, 1940. Age 73. Education: BA and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University; MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business. Career: Called to Quebec bar; became investment banker; served as executive director of the Ontario Securities Commission; president and CEO of Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Politics: Conservative candidate in Toronto’s Eglinton-Lawrence riding in 2008, lost to Liberal Joe Volpe; Conservative candidate in Eglinton-Lawerence in 2011, won. Appointed minister of natural resources, May 18, 2011; appointed minister of finance March 19, 2013. Personal: Married to Golda Goldman, two sons. the fact he was a firsttime politician, and has never been afraid to say “tough things publicly.” “I think he will be able to provide a steady hand to make sure the government will deliver on what it promised, which will be a pretty good surplus, but the needs and emphasis will have to be fine tuned,” said Buckler, vice-president of Bluesky Strategy Group. “Will there be discussions around the cabinet table? Absolutely. ... Will there be discussion between the prime minister and the finance minister about
what the final product will be? For sure. And I trust Joe to make sure he speaks up for what he believes should be there.” How he navigates the debate inside the Conservative caucus over the controversial platform promise to extend income splitting to couples with children will be closely watched. Flaherty had expressed serious doubts about the merits of a tax break
that would favour a small proportion of Canadians - some of them wealthy. Many Tory MPs complained that they had personally campaigned on the measure and it shouldn’t be abandoned. Oliver was vague about the issue. “We’re going to be honouring our platform, but this is very early in my mandate so I’m going to be looking at the details,” he said. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, meanwhile, delivered a scathing assessment Wednesday of Oliver as the choice for finance minister. He criticized comments Oliver has made in the past questioning the speed of global warming, and his attacks on environmental groups as foreign-funded “radicals.” “Joe Oliver has a record of making things up, of insulting people from environmentalists to First Nations, and frankly his appointment is an embarrassment to Canada,” Mulcair said.
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Money, it’s a crime Share it fairly But don’t take a slice of my pie” Those lyrics in the song “Money” were written by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in 1972 but always seem to ring true no matter what decade. However, lately it sounds like a theme song for our region of the West Kootenay. This week Warfield joined Beaver Valley when they jumped off the recreational services bandwagon leaving Trail to maintain facilities like the memorial centre’s arena and library and aquatic centre on its own. Much like our provincial and federal leaders, our current crop of local leaders likes to hide behind the curtain of “fiscal responsibility.” Anytime an unpopular decision is made they cite financial reasons. It’s as if they were the first ones to ever think of this issue. You have to wonder during a time when the communities were actually working together, be it on sewer lines or an airport or any project that impacted everyone in the region, were they not as smart as today’s leaders? Did they not stop to think, “How much is this
going to cost my own community?” Or did they think “This is for the benefit of everyone so we should stick together on this.” That kind of thinking seems so remote from today’s atmosphere that it’s amazing anything has ever been done with the entire region’s benefit in mind. Between five councils and two regional district representatives there are a total of 30 people making decisions that affect each and every citizen in the region. To put it into perspective, Cranbrook has roughly a similar population as the combined local quintet of communities and is served by one mayor and six councillors. They also look after arenas, an aquatic centre and airport and somehow make it work without lurching from confrontation to confrontation. Granted all our local elected officials – five mayors, 23 councillors and two area regional district directors – have received a mandate to make decisions but I don’t think anyone could foresee the type of decisions and the ripple effects it would have. That’s why Beaver Valley opting out of the recreation deal or Warfield ending its cost sharing for the library
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or Rossland questioning costs for fire services or Trail taking over the airport impacts us all. Yet the citizens have rarely been asked if they support these decisions. Lately it appears the electorate is only asked its opinion after the decision has been made and the backlash begun. So what’s next? As always the only people that get hurt in these disputes are the same people these decisions are supposed to help. A few less people coming into a town hurts a business, residents have to jump through another hoop just to go for a swim, paper work needs to be done, taxes collected and the whole process just adds another layer of bureaucracy, which is the root of all government.
And who pays the final bill? It’s always the same people – those who were supposed to be saved by our leaders in the first place. I never thought I lived in an “Us and Them,” type of community, which ironically, is another Pink Floyd composition highlighting warring sides and the people on the front line questioning the leaders’ decisions. But it seems every day the local divide grows rather than recedes. I think rivalry is great, when it comes to sports. Everybody has a side they cheer for. But judging by the terse tones, lack of communication, quick decisions and lasting wounds, there seems to be a growing rivalry between neighboring communities stemming from these important decisions. I have friends in Fruitvale and Rossland and in between but somehow these lines drawn in the sand are forcing ordinary people to pick a side in the debate. Sadly there hasn’t been one leader ready to step across that line and offer a handshake. This is an election year and perhaps it takes these community-dividing decisions to make people real-
ize that this isn’t the way we want life to carry on in our region. Change has been long overdue in many of our municipalities. The simmering resentment has been festering for years so perhaps new blood can provide a fresh vision. That said, very few step up and throw their name in the ring for local elections, which leads to the same representatives with the same old grudges. And don’t even ponder the question of amalgamation. There’s too much at stake in each council chamber to go down that long and winding road. So without some new ideas and dynamics I envision more of the same, no communication, continued resentment and needless posturing, as the next four years unfold. I guess all that’s left is to put up fences and gates around each town and charge people to pass through. That way individual communities can control who comes and goes, who pays and who doesn’t and who gets in and who gets out. After all isn’t that what this is all about? Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times
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Communities just want numbers It is a shame that the Beaver Valley and Warfield are ending their funding for recreation in Trail. All that these areas wanted was accountability. This was asked for when regional recreation was reviewed about seven years ago. Trail states that is impossible to give an itemized account of citizens from other areas. I call BS. I have witnessed the
staff at the Aquatic Centre ask people for proof of residence. With the computerized tills and the TRP cards this would be a simple programming and data entry issues. Every local grocery store has thousands of items of inventory and prices programmed in to their tills. The TRP cards and pass cards are the same as scanning a bar code to automatically enter
data. Reports then can be generated from the information. Negotiations for recreation funding renewal may not have failed, if this information had been made available to your former partners in recreation. I am sure if the shoe was on the other foot, Trail, would be asking for accountability and transparency. Gerald Parker Montrose
We were surprised and shocked, to receive a note from the Village of Warfield in our mailbox on Monday. We had no idea that Warfield was intending to copy the disappointing example of Rossland and the Beaver Valley, and opt out of supporting our area recreation facilities and library. Did residents petition the Village to do this? On my family doctor’s suggestion I have been attending the aquafit program at the aquatic centre since it was built. I voted to have Warfield support the aquatic centre even before it was built.
This action will eventually lead to the demise of all the fitness and sports programs in the area, as well as the intellectual stimulation provided by the library programs. You may question this result; but I personally know that the morning aquafit program has been reduced to three days a week instead of the previous five days a week, when they were forced to close the pool on two mornings a week, for financial reasons. Imagine all the kids in hockey, skating, swimming etc. who will suffer from this lack of support.. The children of today
have little enough physical activity, without making it more difficult. The library is totally essential for a well rounded community. The growing number of seniors in the area take full advantage of the curling, swimming, fitness programs, and library. I have seen many working people in the gym early in the morning, and in the evening. Many of the activities that make this area a wonderful place to live will disappear slowly but surely. Ruth Guercio Warfield
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Warfield applauded for its stance The Warfield mayor and council are to be thanked for the position that they took on not continuing to support the recreation fiasco engineered and passed by the City of Trail. They join all of the other communities who are fed up with the bullying, money grabbing and uncaring attitude toward their friends and neighbours, not to mention the blatant discrimination contained in this motion, that in my opinion could be challenged in court and may well be. While anyone around the world can use Trail facilities at the going rate, the very people who use and support the city’s business district are told to pay
double. If Ferraro’s or Safeway or any other business asked nonTrail residents to pay double for their purchases you can see what would happen. This is not much different from the City of Trail has done. They thought that they could divide the communities and strengthen their base, but in fact they are on the outside looking in and they best take notice of that in short order. Burn those resident cards, apologize to the public for the havoc you caused and if more revenue is required then increase the rates of all patrons of these facilities and if all nonresidents abandon these facili-
ties, the Aquatic Centre will become a change room for Butler Park. The library is caught up in this fiasco also but it is important to point out that for over half a century the Village of Warfield has voluntarily supported the library year after year. In closing, let me say that residents who are unhappy with what is going on, the place to show your displeasure is in the City of Trail council chambers and I hope you will. The richest municipality in the area started this problem and it is my wish that they correct it. Bill Trewhella, Warfield
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THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. - The Harper government spent millions of dollars last fall on wireless competition ads that left consumers wondering what the Conservatives intended to do about the issue. Focus group testing on the federal ad campaign found that it generally raised awareness about high cellphone bills but failed to communicate what tangible actions the govern-
ment was considering. The $9-million radio, newspaper and television campaign raised the ire of the heavily regulated telecommunications industry, which called the ads an unprecedented government attack on an industrial sector. Under federal advertising rules, the government must test ads with focus groups and documents show the fall TV campaign appeared to raise blood pressure without sug-
gesting solutions. The report says the TV ad left viewers guessing as to what specific actions the government intends to take. A wireless spectrum auction last month raised a record $5.27 billion for federal coffers but failed to immediately entice a fourth major player into the Canadian market - and this week, the Big Three telecommunications giants raised their prices in lockstep.
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OBITUARIES CROCKETT, RODERICK (ROD) HARRISON – The family is sad to announce his passing while his family was at his side on March 16, 2014. B o r n August 6, 1939, Rod is survived by his wife Kay and his children Tammy, Terry (Rosie), Brad (Nancy), Doug (Jen) as well as twelve grandchildren of whom he was so very proud: Scott; Cindy; Ashley; Dallas; Laci; Lindsay; Liam; Aidan; Ella; Owen; Kate and Sarah as well as five great-grandchildren. Rod is also survived by his siblings, Walter, Hazel, Sid, Doreen, Irene, and Marvin Rod was predeceased by his parents Harry and Kay and sister Kathy. Dad is remembered for his lifetime of automotive service and prided himself on making sure his customers were happy and lined up to return; the appointment book was always full and the restrooms always sparkled at the service station. When Dad wasn’t behind the drums playing in the band he was out on the dance floor with mom showing everyone how the “jive” was done. He was an avid sports fan and spent hours with mom comparing notes on the hockey drafts and scores. He stood behind the Dodgers faithfully and was excited to make the trip with mom to Arizona to watch spring training. He really got a kick out of entertaining the children with his “Donald Duck talk” and especially loved to watch the boys play hockey. In his later years he spent hours perfecting his “carpet-like” lawn and helping his children and grandchildren with all the fixerups around their homes. He loved nothing more than to tackle a home improvement project and never missed the opportunity to make sure it was a learning lesson while he helped... everyone left the job knowing how to do it on
their own next time. In his final months Dad’s greatest joy was his dog “Sadie” who stayed right beside him until the end. Dad’s home care would not have been possible without the amazing home care nurses also know to us as “Earth Angels” along with a most compassionate Dr. Philips and Dr. Richard. Family and friends will celebrate Rod’s life at a later date. With your most famous phrase to us, we say good-bye to you, “now you’re loggin’,” Dad... “now you’re loggin’”. *** SANDER, IRENE JEANNE – Mom passed away peacefully on March 18, 2014 at Columbia View Lodge with her family by her side at the age of 84. Mom is survived by her dear children Audrey, Martin, Terry (Christie), Teresa (Randy), and Rick (Barb). Proud grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 8. She was pre-deceased by her husband Wendell in 1983 and her son Stephen in 1985. Irene was born in Holbein, Saskatchewan on May 20, 1929. She grew up on a farm near St. Albert until moving to Beiseker, Alberta at 17. She met Wendell and later followed him to Trail where they married in 1949. The family lived in Trail, Genelle and China Creek with a short stint on the “company farm” present day Trail golf course. On Wendell’s passing Irene returned to Trail. Special thank you to Columbia View Lodge staff for their love and kindness shown to Mom during all the years they made it her home. Donations can be made to the Columbia View Lodge “Grounds Beautification Fund” at 2920 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 4N2. A visitation will be held for family and friends in “Carberry’s Chapel” from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday, March 22, 2014 with the Funeral Service at 11:00 am with Rev. Ken Siemens officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
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Cranbrook chef still cooking Cranbrook’s Danielle Cardozo reaches final eight in MasterChef Canada BY SALLY MACDONALD Cranbrook Townsman
Cranbrook’s Danielle Cardozo has not only made it into the final eight contestants on MasterChef Canada, she did it after winning a doozy of a Mystery Box Challenge. Cardozo, who now works as a sous chef at the Heid Out in Cranbrook, conquered the challenge after tackling a box full of exotic ingredients that smelt like dirty feet. Danielle starts the March 17 episode reality cook-off series on top, after making the best – in fact, the only decent – salmon Wellington in the previous episode. She tells the camera that the recent wins have only increased the fire beneath her. The nine remaining contestants are given 90 minutes to prepare a high-end meal from a list of ingredients found in the three judge-chefs’ kitchens. There are things in the mystery box you’d have a snowball’s chance in hell of finding in Cranbrook grocery stores – like white miso, pigeon and durian fruit (the smelly feet culprit). Danielle’s not phased (well, maybe a little rattled) and begins to craft a butter and pork basted monkfish with sea urchin veloute (which I think is a fancy word for “sauce”), topped with chantarelle mushrooms and taro crisps. To use a phrase from my homeland, it
looks real posh. In the top four meals. she’s up against Calgary’s Tammara Behl, Toronto’s Marida Mohammed and Kelowna’s Kaila Klassen. And she wins! “I had never cooked with any of those ingredients before. Not chanterelles, not monkfish, not sea urchin, or taro root. But that day I had a vision and was inspired!” Danielle told the Townsman. Danielle can’t wipe the smile from her face as the judges escort her into the MasterChef pantry, where she is able to construct a tough elimination challenge for her competitors. She’s given the choice of three classic Canadian desserts: butter tarts, blueberry grunt (what is that?!?) and the humble Nanaimo bar. Like a good B.C. girl, she chooses the Nanaimo bar. The other contestants then have to create a dessert using the deconstructed ingredients of the dessert. “I have to be honest when I say I am not personally a huge fan of any of the dessert options. But I knew right away that I was sticking to my B.C. roots with the Nanaimo bar. Not because of the B.C. connection, but because I knew it would be easy to overthink and forget to respect the three flavours and textures. It was a complex option,” Danielle said. She also tells the judges that she hopes the challenge will eliminate two of her tougher competitors – Marida and Kaila. It seems only fair – Kaila has admitted several times that she’s trying to get Danielle out. Time to return
the favour. Danielle then heads upstairs to the gallery where she can watch the other cooks sweat it out over baking. Cue evil cackle. “I feel like someone was watching over me because I probably would have went home if I had to bake that day. I have an amazing sister who taught me how to bake, but it’s never been without effort. Things can easily go wrong when you bake. Being able to bake is a major strength in this competition,” she said. Downstairs, the chefs are flinging chocolate around, forgetting how to make custard, and, in the case of Eric Chong, burning caramel not once, but twice as he sprints from stove to pantry like the Road Runner. Danielle’s plan is looking good as Marida, with an apron that looks more brown than white from chocolate, tells the camera she’s never been so overwhelmed in the kitchen, and Kaila’s panna cottas melt into slop on the plate. Marida’s truffles do indeed land her in the bottom three, next to Vancouver’s Carly Tennant and Mississauga’s Pino Di Cerbo. It’s Carly who is sent home in a puddle of tears. As always, Kaila has a passing swipe at Danielle to end the show – pointing out that Danielle is on top now, but that means she has only one way to go. Danielle says she’ll get her next time. I sure hope so because that girl’s got to go. Tune into the next episode of MasterChef Canada on CTV on Monday, March 24.
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Anne Murray tribute coming to Trail Submitted It takes a Nova Scotian to play one and Laura Gillespie is doing just that when she headlines “Snowbird: The Life of Times of Anne Murray,” which comes to the Charles Bailey Theatre on March 28. Gillespie along with her amazing band , together compliment and deliver a genuine reproduction. “Snowbird” is a cavalcade of non-stop hits and imagery that will instantly transport you through time. This multi-media show will take you back over four decades of hits, career highlights and songs like “Cotton Jenny,” “Could I have this Dance,” “What About Me,” and the one that started it all “Snowbird” The show chronicles the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Murray was the first Canadian female solo artist to go number
first women and, first Canadian to win album of the year. She has received a jaw dropping 24 Junos, along with four Grammys over her 40-year career. This “Girl Next Door” from Nova Scotia, has sold 54 million albums with 33 number-one singles. Billboard Magazine, the music industry bible, has ranked her number 10 on their list of 50 greatest adult contemporary artists ever. She has her own star on Hollywood’s walk of fame as well in Canada.
Shambhala lineup unveiled The Nelson Star Like a crowd to a stage, Shambhala fans were drawn to their computer screens Saturday morning as the electronic music festival announced their 2014 lineup. “Boom,” posted Shambhala’s Britz Bitz as the much-anticipated announcement came at 9 a.m. The 17th annual Shambhala festival held at the Salmo River Ranch will feature ANDYC, BEARdyMAN, joining already announced headliners Mark Farina, Hannah Wants, DJ Sabo and Bassnectar. “Shambhala is one of the most special venues in North America because it has no corporate involvement. it holds a very special place in my heart,” said
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Contempt trial set for Perry Ridge protesters By Sam Van Schie The Nelson Star
Two people arrested earlier this month for blocking a Slocan Valley logging road are now facing charges of contempt of court. The accused — Marilyn James and her son Dennis Zarelli, both of the Sinixt Nation — were scheduled to appear at BC Supreme Court in Nelson Monday mor-
ning. However, when their case was called before Justice Mark McEwan, only James was present. A man standing in for Zarelli, who asked to be called Justin, explained that his friend was unable to attend court because his wife had recently died. “He doesn’t get to decide if he comes or if he doesn’t come,” the judge quipped.
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that Zarelli would not be present. James said she would relay the information to her son. The judge set the trial date for May 20 at 10 a.m. in the Nelson courthouse and a pretrial hearing for March 31 at 9:30 a.m. He recommended that James and Zarelli seek legal counsel, as they have been representing themselves up to this point. The pair was first arrested on March 4 for blocking Perry Ridge forest service road, contrary to a court injunction. They were released on the condition that they not return to the site. Sinixt Nation members and their supporters were on the road to prevent Galena Contractors of Nakusp from extending the logging road deeper into the forest in order to harvest about 5,000 cubic meters of timber on crown land. Outside the courthouse James explained that Sinixt artifacts would be disrupted if logging proceeds on
the land. “Just over the hill from the perspective road-building and logging is a 12,500 year old pit house — that’s older than the pyramids,” James said. “Who would sit by and allow the pyramids to be threatened? No one!” However, she acknowledged that the Sinixt have struggled with the court system for decades without ever seeing a ruling in their favour. She hopes for a different outcome in this case. “It’s taken us a long time to learn that there isn’t justice for the Sinixt people in this court system,” James said. “We need to approach the courts in such a way that they’re going to want to listen to us.” There is significant public support for Sinixt effort to protect Perry’s Ridge. “We are fighting private and crown corporations,” James said. “Who are the people behind these decisions that obviously the public doesn’t agree with?”
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RDKB takes over Saddle Lake park By Craig Lindsay Grand Forks Gazette
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) celebrated the first day of a new 30-year tenure of Saddle Lake as a regional park for Area D with a ribbon cutting last month. The RDKB took over the land surrounding the lake from the provincial government after receiving a licence of occupation to turn it into a regional park. “This is the final step in quite a long process that Irene set in place a while ago,” said interim director Roly Russell. Russell said Saddle Lake is the first actual organized park for the regional district. “This park has two primary goals. One is recreation, skating in the winter and checking out the pond life in the summer,” he said. “As well as there’s some significant wildlife value in the park in terms of some endangered species such as the tiger salamander and just some high quality habitat. So it’s a dual purpose park in conservation as well as recreation.” Jenny Coleshill, project coordinator for the Granby Wilderness Association, said the area was very important, ecologically. “There’s lots of conservation values associated with the area,” she said. “That’s the first reason why Granby Wilderness started getting involved. It’s a real hotspot, a breeding pond for tiger salamanders, which is a red-listed amphibian species.” As for the historical value of the site, Coleshill said there is a dam at the foot of the lake that was put in around 1915 by Doukhobors for creating irrigation for the valley.
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The Trail AA Midget Smoke Eaters rolled over Penticton 8-3 in round-robin play at the provincial championships in Penticton but came up just short of a playoff berth after a close 3-2 loss to Smithers on Tuesday. By Times Staff The Greater Trail AA Bantams looked to have booked their ticket into the provincial semifinal with a convincing 5-1 win over Cranbrook on Tuesday but a tie in the standings spoiled their chances. The win over Cranbrook put the Smokies in a tie with Williams Lake with identical 2-1-1 records, but Trail would lose the berth due to a goals for and against differential. Williams Lake faced Penticton in one semifinal while Mission, at 4-0, would face the North Shore Winter Club in the
other semi. The GTMHA AA Midget Smoke Eaters narrowly missed a berth in the semifinal on Tuesday, losing to Smithers 3-2 in their third and deciding game of the round robin at the provincial championships in Penticton on Tuesday. The Midget Smokies defeated lastyear’s champion Penticton 8-3, but dropped a 3-1 decision to Vancouver Monday, so it was a must win matchup against Smithers. Chris Colquhoun and Nick Colbachini scored for Trail, but Mitchell Turko would net the winning goal for Smithers, to go with a pair
from Mathew Deveau. In the semifinal Wednesday morning, Kelowna would defeat Smithers 2-0 to advance to the gold medal game. The Pee Wee AA Smokies also lost a potential playoff berth, by dropping a close 3-0 match to Williams Lake who went undefeated through the tournament. They play Campbell River in the semifinal, while Burnaby Winter Club, also 3-0, face Penticton. Meanwhile the West Kootenay Wildcats are 0-4 in their provincial championship in Prince George, losing 4-1 to South Island on Tuesday.
Cats claw out victory over Hawks By Times Staff The Creston Valley Thunder Cats continue to scratch out wins, downing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 5-4 to open the KIJHL Kootenay Conference championship series on Tuesday at the Johnny Bucyk Arena in Creston. The Cats have won four straight since being down three-games-to-one in the Eddie Mountain division final against Kimberley. Creston forward Matti Jmaef netted the winner with 5:24 to play in the third on a great individual effort to give the Cats the Game 1 victory. After being outshot 12-8 in the opening frame, the Nitehawks battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the second period with goals from Ryan Edwards, Riley Brandt, and Dallas Calvin to tie it at 3-3 heading into the final frame. However, Ethan Rusnack would restore the Cats lead midway through the third converting a Colby Livingstone pass to make it 4-3. Edwards would tie it, netting his second goal on the night, with the assist going to Dan Holland, but they could not rally in the final minutes to tie it again despite pulling their goalie. The very competitive matchup saw the return of Creston’s leading scorer Brandon Formosa who would add a power-play goal in the second period. The Hawks Brett Clark would make 33 saves, while Creston’s Kyle Michalovsky blocked 35 for the win. Game 2 went Wednesday but the final score was unavailable at press time. Beaver Valley hosts Game 3 Friday at the Beaver Valley Arena at 7:30 p.m. and Game 4 on Saturday. The Osoyoos Coyotes, meanwhile, beat the Kamloops Storm on Monday by a score of 3-0 to take a 1-0 series lead in the Okanagan/ Shushwap Conference final.
Brown foursome reclaims top spot with tie breaker
By Times Contributor Going into the last game of the fourth session of Trail Retirees Curling on Monday, Ernie Brown had a one game lead over three other teams including the Frank Jorgensen foursome whom he faced that day. With Cliff Tyson filling in for a missing Ernie Brown, it was a back and forth game through five ends, but the luck of the Irish touched the Jorgensen team in the sixth with a single, and in the seventh with a steal of one. Running team Brown
out of rocks in the eighth cemented a 7–5 Jorgensen victory and a tie for top spot. The Tom Hall and Dan Horan rinks meanwhile missed their shot for top spot as Horan dropped a 7-2 decision to the spoiler of the day, Team Forrest Drinnan, and it was much the same for team Hall facing team Clare Coleman, skipped by Coke Koyanagi. The turning point was a missed takeout in the third by Hall, giving up one instead of scoring three or four. Make the final 10–5 Coleman/Koyanagi. The Serge Pasquali rink started off hot
against the Pat Fennell foursome, scoring four in the first two ends, but Fennell scored a huge four points in the sixth to eke out a 7–6 victory. The last regular season game for team Murray Walsh and team Brett Rakuson was punctuated with great shots. All players on both teams made terrific shots, but it was team Walsh that made the timely shots that led to a 7–2 victory. Tuesday’s tiebreaker between Brown and Jorgenson started out very close. In the third end, Alvin Caron, third
for team Jorgensen, made a nice double takeout to set up a two-point end. In the third end Dan Horan, skipping for Ernie Brown, made a hit and roll to the button against three to score one in in the fourth. Frank Jorgensen replied with a decisive double on his last rock in the fifth end to score two and make it 5-2. But Brown stormed back, scoring one in the sixth and stealing in the seventh and eighth to force the extra end, where they would steal again to win the game and capture top seed in the fourth session.
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Roller Girls going off track to start season Soukeroff leads Trail Men’s curling
By Times Stafff The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) is rolling off the track to bring the community a night to remember. RTRG presents Women on Wheels (WOW), a fundraiser held at the Arlington Bar and Grill scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. “We are asking friends and family to come out and meet the WOW girls and enjoy a
nice dinner and dance to ‘Green Avenue,’” said Darelyn Stuart, a new recruit known on the track as DARE U. “We have over $1,000 in prizes that will be given away via draws and silent auction and there will be a lot of door prizes.” The team is taking this opportunity to raise funds before Season 5 kick starts later this month with a doubleheader set
for Mar. 29 at Selkirk College, which will feature RTRG taking on last year’s champs, the Nelson Killjoys. As RTRG’s new clubhouse, the Big A is donating 10 per cent of food proceeds to the team from the day’s sales. “We’re excited to have them, we have a pretty good event to happen so I think it should all come together quite well,”
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said owner Jeff Boag. The no-cover event is also a chance for the Red Army, as the team is sometimes called, to give back to the community. Customers will have plenty of opportunities to win prizes throughout the night with door prizes, a 50/50, silent auction and a basket giveaway every half hour. The band goes live at about 8:30 p.m. but the entertainment value will be high well before that with derby girls leading the pack. RTRG is part of the West Kootenay Roller Derby League, which also includes Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers, Nelson’s Killjoys, Slocan’s Valley Vendettas and the all-
star travel team, the Kootenay Kannibelles. The amalgamated team, made up of Rossland’s former Gnarlie’s Angels and Trail’s former Bad News Betties, made its mark last season with some nail-biting wins and losses that only further united the team. ”RTRG is excited to play our first game of the season with five new skaters on the roster, who bring tons of fresh enthusiasm,” said team captain Angie Makway (aka Makfly). “The Killjoys are daunting even for a veteran team to take on, but we’re looking forward to the challenge and who knows, we might even surprise them.”
From left: The Special Olympic Alpine ski team comprised of Darrel Fry (race coach), Stuart Hawton, Tim McTeer, and Stewart Babakaiff travelled to Kelowna’s Crystal Mountain to compete in the Regional Qualifiers for next year’s provincials last month. Babaikaiff captured two gold medals in the novice slalom and giant slalom while Hawton won silver in the intermediate super G. The teams’ success couldn’t have come without the support of Red Mountain Resort.
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Submitted The Trail Mens Curling Club wrapped up its season on the weekend, with a couple of familiar foursomes vying in the final of the Club championship. The Larry Kotyk rink made its appearance in the final for the third year in a row with Richard Faunt sparing for third Pat Burke, Dave Muir at second, and Craig Fines as lead. They faced the Russ Beauchamp rink, without Beauchamp who was away at the Grand Forks Mixed bonspiel. With Marlin Fredericks at third, Dennis Lemoel second, and Terry Alston lead, the team picked up young ace Spencer Soukeroff to skip. It turned out to be a good move. In the TSN turning point, Soukeroff faced four Kotyk stones in the first end without last rock. He calmly hit a corner stone and rolled perfectly behind a center guard, leaving skip Kotyk with a difficult run back that just missed, for a steal of one. Kotyk never got going after that, with the teams shaking hands after seven, and a 7-3 Beauchamp win. The Men’s club consisted of 10 teams this past year, playing a double round-robin from October to March. The Ken Lunde rink won the overall league title with Faunt third, Grant Gariepy, second, and Pat Fennell, lead. The team had an impressive 15 wins, one loss and two ties on the season, their only loss coming on the last week of the year to the second place Brian Lemoel rink with Rick Brown-third, Alfie Semenoff-second, and Dave Kendrick-lead. Also on Saturday was the Hams n’ Bacon ‘Spiel, with the Larry Kotyk rink winning the Hams and the Spencer Soukeroff team second. On the Bacon side, it was the Ken Fines rink in first followed by the Lunde team.
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cars. I feel as if I live in a parking lot. It’s not fair that I should need to move out of my retirement home in order to have a decent view. I know you cannot solve this for me. I’m just venting. -- Sick of Your Clunkers Dear Sick: We get it. Do you have a neighborhood or homeowners association of any kind that could mediate this? Do you think talking to your neighbors would help? People often don’t consider the possibility that their neighbors would be cooperative if they were approached in a spirit of friendship. But also ask the police whether there is anything else you can do. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Glad the Holidays are Over,” whose mother-in-law hogs the conversations and constantly talks about herself. That was me! For years, I was loud and
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Shared Accommodation FURN. room. in W. Trail. house. Incl. Util., internet, laundry, bedding, dishes. N/S, N/P, Refs. $450/mo. 250-6084425.
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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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There are some allowable employee expenses
common misconception is that if a person works for an employer and receives a T4 at yearend, no expenses can be claimed against this earned T4 income. Although true for the vast majority of T4 earners, this is not always the case. There are things an employer may require their employees to supply or pay themselves that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) considers a necessity to earn
Tax Tips & Pits income and therefore allows as a deduction against those T4 earnings. If an employer requires an employee to carry on business away from the head
office – a sales rep for example – that person is eligible to claim home office expenses or rental fees for an off-site office. Other claimable expenses include business travel, office and other supplies, cell phone and even wages for an assistant. Trades people, including apprentices, who are required to supply their own tools at their own cost are eligible to claim this expense against their income earned from
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their trade. This is also available to forestry workers. Regarding vehicle expenses for an employee, if an employee is required to use their own vehicle for business (not including trips to and from the business workplace), the costs associated are tax deductible. However, if the employer reimburses an employee for mileage driven, the vehicle expenses are not deductible. Alternatively, an
employer can give an employee a tax free allowance for mileage if paid at a rate of not more than $0.52/km for the first 5,000 km and $0.46/km thereafter. By the way, if an employer pays vehicle mileage allowance or reimburses auto expenses, and/ or reimburses for any other expenses, the employer reports these as business expenses. By extension, any reimbursement from the employer to the employee for allow-
employee, don’t ignore this oversight and pursue this document from the employer. Further to this point, although the T2200 does not have to be filed with the return, it must be available to CRA at their request. Review CRA’s Guide T4044 for more precise detail about this form. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services. Email him at ron.clarke@JBSbiz.ca.
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able expenses reduces the claim the employee can make by the amount reimbursed. For an employee to make this type of claim, it must be supported by a Declaration of Conditions of Employment, form T2200. It is to be completed by the employer detailing what is required of and provided by the employee. However, sometimes an employer fails to provide a completed and signed T2200 to the employee. As an
8412 Theatre Road, Trail
This graceful and spacious home offers beautiful “heritage” characteristics including hardwood floors, French doors, charming den, and large rooms. Master bedroom offers huge en suite with jetted tub and lots of closet space. Open and bright kitchen with large, sunny eating area and patio doors to deck.
Newer 4 bdrm home on 0.87 acre private lot. This home offers private entrance, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and gorgeous gas fireplace with antique mantle. Also included is a large (22x28) insulated shop. Call now!
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368 Austad Lane, Trail
2183 St. Paul Street, Rossland
This home boasts wood fireplace, 3 bdrms, kitchen with eating area, large 18x18 deck and tiered yard. Off street parking, a new fence, 35x145 yard and quick possession complete this package. Call Christine (250) 512-7653
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2099 Third Avenue, Rossland
This very well kept building has been used since 1986 as a house of worship. Alternate uses include a day care, or contractor’s office .There is ample yard space for a contractor and room to construct a shop building or light industrial yard. Call Richard (250) 368-7897
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Excellent 66x105 gently sloped building lot in Fruitvale. Surrounded by gorgeous views, mature trees and flanked by newer homes. Plenty of sunshine. Services available at lot line. This is the spot!
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Well cared-for mobile home with several upgrades including roof, laminate flooring and a cozy pellet stove. The 2.51 acre level parcel is mostly fenced with a guest cottage, a garden with greenhouse, chicken coop and storage shed. 40’ x 24’ shop with new woodstove. Call today. Call Terry A. (250) 231-1101
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1285 Birch Avenue, Trail
This 3 bdrm, 2 bath home features hardwood floors, updated kitchen, and numerous upgrades, including windows, roof, furnace, hot water tank, and electrical. All you have to do is move in and enjoy.
High ceilings, original wood floors, covered parking a sweet little yard and a wonderful view. Upgrades such as a 200 amp panel and some plumbing etc have been done. With current interest rates this home is cheaper than rent(OAC)!
1205 Green Avenue, Trail
5 bedroom/2 bath home with new kitchen and awesome views! Call Jodi 250-231-2331
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956 Spokane Street, Trail
Wow! Built in 2000, this home still feels brand new. Features open floor plan, lots of windows, deluxe ensuite, central air, central vac and walk-out basement. The views are spectacular too! Come take a look.
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3 bdrm charmer with beautiful kitchen, concrete counter tops, cork floors, huge master with spa style bathroom and fully finished basement with family room, all on a fully fenced yard backing onto green space! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153