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Mayor questions value of ‘hurtful’ report Municipal auditor highlights several mistakes made with the Rossland Arena roof repairs BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff
What was set out to be an unbiased look at projects carried out by the City of Rossland has resulted in a “hurtful” report, according to the community’s mayor. Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom's phone has been ringing steady since the first part of a performance audit on Rossland's capital procurement projects from 2010-2012 has been made public. But he said the calls are coming from other municipalities that question the value of the newly formed office of the Auditor General for Local Government, carried out by B.C.'s municipal auditor Basia Ruta. “We all need help but we don't need to get poked in the eye when we ask for it,” he said. “I think this information could have been presented in a more constructive manner.” He's referring to the scathing report that concludes city staff did not adequately protect the interests of its taxpayers, backing up this claim mostly by noting the city did not get value for its money on the Rossland Arena roof repairs. This is not new information for Rossland, which is in the midst of suing its former building inspector in hopes of recovering unaccountable funds from that project. In the fall of 2011, the city discovered that then employed Jason George Ward was not only the city's chief building inspector but he was also involved with a business called ADA Co. Inc., which had been doing See CITY, Page 3
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This year’s event organizer, motor cycle enthusiast, Vic Friesen, is looking forward to Sunday’s Fun Run as an opportunity to take his new 2014 Harley for a 280 km ride this weekend.
Saddle up for Syd’s Fun Run BY ART HARRISON Times Staff
For years local motorcyclists held the annual Syd’s Fun Run tour, started in 1980 by local Harley Davidson dealer Syd Bates, to raise money for muscular dystrophy. Initially, the small group of riders would go out on Good Friday and ride down through the U.S., picking up fellow riders along the way. Bates left the area in 1993 and the event languished and died off only to revived in 2009 by local business owner and one of the original
group of riders, Les Schultz. The re-invigorated fundraiser maintained the original date and route but after running into spring snowfalls and experiencing ever-increasing delays at the Canada/US border the group changed tactics last year. “We had gotten to the place where we had two groups, one riding down through the States and another that stayed in Canada riding through Kaslo,” said this year’s Fun Run organizer, Vic Friesen. See ROUTE, Page 5
Year later, memories of tragic accident linger Warfield truck crash in May 2013 claimed one life Fred Behrens
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port truck, loaded with cement blocks, burned its brakes driving down the Rossland hill and careened off the road into a field at the intersection leading into Warfield. Blue skies were the backdrop as Wren, girlfriend Ashley and her two young sons buckled up in their Warfield driveway and headed up the hill. The family was planning a quick stop in Rossland before hitting the highway to Chilliwack for a friend’s
wedding. Within seconds of turning left on Tennyson Ave. into the highway’s left hand lane and directed towards the Alpine City, Wren was stunned when a passing vehicle warned him to get his truck out of the way. “Then not five seconds later I see this semi squealing around the corner like it’s being pushed by the trailer,” he described. “My heart sank.” Reflexes kicked in and Wren
veered right onto the shoulder of the highway and in the blink of an eye, the semi truck that was hauling a large trailer of cement blocks zipped by, missing his vehicle by about 10 feet. Shaken and still in their vehicle, Wren and his family watched in horror as the semi rolled at the bottom of the hill, splaying heavy cement bricks and parts of the truck’s cab in all directions. See HIGHWAY, Page 3
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After a century in business, Trail company closes its doors By Art Harrison Times Staff
Many times a business will refer to the location of its offices or shops as being its “home” office or the “home” of whatever ware or service they might offer to the public. In the case of J. Balfour and Sons, Plumbing and Heating, their shop on Cedar Avenue in Trail actually was the single-story, family home, sandwiched between the original Trail Times building and the Trail Hospital, when Scottish immigrant, John Balfour, started his plumbing business in 1912. It has remained the location for the Balfour
family business continuously since that time. “My grandfather came from Scotland and he worked at the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (later Cominco and Teck Metals) for a time,” said, Jack Balfour, the latest of the Balfour clan to work as a plumber from the location. “He and a guy named Plumm started Balfour and Plumm, Plumbing, Heating and Sanitary Engineers.” John’s two sons, Gordon (Scotty) and Alex (Brick) began working with their father, resulting in the current name of the business, carried on
the operation after his retirement and built the existing Balfour building in 1948 on the same site. The building, which was considered a thoroughly modern work at the time according to the Trail Times story of the day, had the plumbing and heating shops and storefront on the main floor and housed the offices of the city’s school board, inspector of schools, and public health nurse on the second floor. Current owners Jack and Joanne Balfour purchased the business in 1978 and maintained the thriving enterprise in the same spot until formally closing the doors
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The home of J. Balfour and Sons Plumbing and Heating circa 1960s in January. Balfour said his father and uncle were wary of taking on too big of a job because, if the job went bad, it could cause the core business to fail and Jack and Joanne maintained much the same philosophy, focusing
business. “I enjoyed it, I want to just enjoy life now,” said Jack. “Buy I’ve still got mixed feelings.” Joanne echoes the struggle of seeing an institution close. “I wish I had kept a book of some of the things we’ve seen over
the years,” she said. “I’ve cried a lot of tears coming to this but we’d just like to thank the community for their support over the years. It’s time to pass this business on to a new owner so maybe the tradition will continue.”
Ski bus numbers exceed expectations By Art Harrison Times Staff
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are even surprising the people who ran the service. “There were way more passengers than I expected,” said Deanne Steven, executive director of Tourism Rossland. “It was so many people I couldn’t believe it. It was an overwhelming project for all involved.” According to the report on the service released by the non-
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FROM PAGE 1 construction work for the city. The city investigated and confirmed that about $181,600 had been paid to ADA Co. Inc. in relation to work done on the Rossland Arena when the alleged value of the work was substantially less (estimated at about $50,000). In hindsight, the mayor admits that not enough investigation was done into the contractor to find out who owned the company, a mistake that won’t happen again since the municipality is making third-party disclosure forms essential to avoid future conflict of interests. Rossland has crafted an action plan and has been implementing changes for the past two years, based on recommendations made by the auditor that included addressing the absence of a full-time chief administrative officer and questioning the capacity of the city’s small core of senior staff. To that point, the city did not expect a strain on resources to complete this audit, which Granstrom said equated to about two months of work for two staff members. “This took over six months and it started when we were preparing budgets and year-end reports and our hard working staff of two was absolutely swamped with requests,” he said. “This is a huge cost to municipalities, especially small municipalities.” The report is one of the first of 18 performance audits to be issued across the province, focusing on everything from cost containment measures to policing agreements. The Auditor General for Local Government call their performance audits “value for money audits” but in order to ensure this, Rossland is asking the new office to inform B.C. citizens on the cost associated with the audit process so that dollars can be compared with the benefits
received. Rossland invited the auditor to assist in identifying system improvements as a result of what occurred with its former building inspector. In return, the city received a detailed audit that not only highlighted alleged missteps and misfortunes with the arena project but also noted a difficulty determining whether the same was true for the Columbia-Washington infrastructure improvement project. “The city and the auditor have to disagree on the accounting of the (Columbia/Washington) project,” said Granstrom. “The project was on time, on budget and we told the residents from the onset that it would cost them between I think it was $76 to $300 on their taxes per year on an average house.” The approximate $7-million project does result in the average taxpayer paying $114 more on their municipal property taxes in 2014, a seven per cent hike for the city’s debt incurred. Beyond dollar figures, the report also points to an absence of critical documentation, conflict of interests, unauthorized expenditures, and a lack of consistency. Though the auditor notes that small local governments often operate with limited resources, the author continues with the importance to have a set of essential controls and oversight mechanisms to fulfill their due diligence in the safeguarding of assets and the use of public funds. “We have to multi-task and quite frankly we do it well,” said Granstrom. “Perhaps we don’t do it to the standard of an auditor general but I can tell you the standard is high that I see everyday and same goes for the accountability that we provide to our citizens.” A summary of Rossland’s action plan can be found on page 50 of the report, located at www.aglg.ca
Additional charges for alleged robbers By Sam Van Schie Nelson Star
The couple arrested for their alleged involvement in last Friday’s armed robbery at Nelson and District Credit Union are now facing charges related to two earlier incidents. Andrew Stevenson is now facing a total of 15 charges and Krista Kalmikoff is co-accused on 10 of those. The charges relate not just
to the NDCU robbery on April 25, but also to the April 11 armed robbery at Kootenay Currency Exchange in Nelson, and two break and enters at pharmacies in Castlegar on April 18. The pair was scheduled for a bail hearing on Wednesday, however Stevenson was physically unable to attend due to injuries sustained when, according to police, he
jumped over a bridge railing and fell 30- or 40-feet while attempting to avoid arrest. Because he was not in court, Stevenson’s hearing was re-scheduled for Monday and only Kalmikoff’s application was considered. The outcome was that Kalmikoff could be released on bail. Stevenson remains in police custody and has a bail hearing on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
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A makeshift memorial at the bottom of the Rossland Hill entering Warfield serves as a stark reminder of the tragedy one year ago on May 3.
Highway improved since crash FROM PAGE 1 “That’s when Ashley said, ‘Oh my God the workers, the workers, we have to go help the workers.’” A minute earlier the family passed a village crew working on the grass at the bottom of the hill. “I pulled a U-turn and we were one of the first on the scene,” said Wren. “Ashley is a nurse and stayed with one girl we found who was hit by the bricks when she was running.” The 50-year-old Ontario truck driver perished at the scene and a summer student working for the Village of
Warfield was injured by flying debris and spent the night in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. West Kootenay Traffic Services concluded driver error and mechanical malfunction contributed to the cause of the fatal accident. Since last summer, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure widened the turn at the corner of Highway 3B where truck crashed, eliminated the middle climbing lane on the hill and dedicated left hand turn slots marked to facilitate easier and safer turns. Wren was born and raised in
the Ottawa valley and since the age of 19, employed as a funeral director. He moved to the West Kootenay two years ago to enjoy the West Kootenay lifestyle and is currently working at Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in Trail. The near-miss was a sign that in a split second, tragic events can happen to anyone. “I’ve always tried to take on the attitude that life’s too short to be unhappy,” he said. “But I think it was a sign and my close call makes me appreciate everything I have, even more.”
Businesses help pay the bus ticket FROM PAGE 2 and try to gauge its effect on the local economy to assist with future planning. According to the study, hotel stays, including Red Mountain Resort accommodation and in Rossland, saw an increase of over 60 per cent and group bookings rose 100 per cent making the 2013/2014 season the best year for the industry since tracking began in 2006. Steven said that a side benefit of having the free service available seemed to be as much for people working at Red Mountain as well as others in the food and beverage industry around the hill.
Although skiers, boarders, and staff rode for free Steven said it wasn’t really without cost. “This is a model where it’s not really free,” she said. “Forty-two local businesses paid the ticket for people to use the bus.” In addition to the local businesses picking up $42,000 of the tab, a matching amount was contributed to the service from the Resort Municipality Initiative, a rural B.C. economic development project under the provincial Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training. For the future, Steven says they are looking at expand-
ing the service by extending the bus route into lower Rossland and out to the Black Jack cross country ski area, using a larger bus to avoid having to leave people behind when they are overcapacity, and possibly tying in the route and schedule to accommodate students at Seven Summits, the old RSS, and Ecole des Sept Sommets in case School District 20 withdraws bus service next year. “I think we provided a tremendous service for Rossland residents,” said Steven. “In the process I’m learning more than I ever expected about public transportation.”
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Doors to close on four schools By Auren Ruvinsky
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An overflow crowd attended Tuesday’s school board meeting in Parksville to hear four elementary schools will be closed and the middle school model dropped. “The fact is we have 2,000 seats we don’t need, we won’t need for the foreseeable future” said board chair Lynette Kershaw. “We don’t have the money to sustain what we want to do for children — every dollar that we don’t save, we have to cut from in front of children.” Starting with the decade-long history of the process, superintendent Rollie Koop explained the demographic writing has been on the wall and declining enrolment has led inevitably to the closures of the follwing elementary schools: Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Winchelsea and French Creek. Required to submit balanced budgets to the provincial government, staff projects the closures will save the district $1.1 million a year on their increasing operating deficit, plus several million in deferred maintenance, with $450,000 in one-time moving and renovating costs. The Board of Education of School District 69 (Qualicum) voted unanimously Tuesday to reconfigure the district to a Kindergarten to Grade 7 and Grade 8-12 model, then addressed motions closing the four schools individually and consolidating each with the school where students will be sent. French Creek elementary students, for example, will now be in the Errington Elementary catchment area.
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Current Parksville Elementary students will be sent to two different schools, with English students going to Springwood Middle School and French Immersion students going to Oceanside Middle School where dual track immersion will continue. Short public comment sections opened each set of recommendations, with people taking to the mic to call on the board to defer specific decisions for a year. Qualicum Beach Elementary brought out the most supporters, complete with signs and a business plan. “We have done everything that’s been asked of us by the trustees,” said Anne Skipsey, co-chair of the Qualicum Beach Community School steering committee (QBCSC). “We have delivered a viable and innovative business plan thats supported by, and inclusive of, our whole community.” Qualicum Beach town councillor and QBCSC member Mary Brioulette said the district has had nine years to look for solutions, but the public has only had 90 days on this round and they should get more time.
BCHL team inks fouryear deal with city By Steve Kidd
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After more than a year of negotiations, the Penticton Vees and the City of Penticton have signed off on a new agreement to keep the team at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The new deal is a four-year contract, longer than previous agreements, and includes a different revenue share for the Vees. What that share is, or even if it is greater than in previous contracts, was not released. Dean Clarke, regional vice-president of Global Spectrum, which operates the SOEC for the city, said that is private information. An 2012 economic impact study of the SOEC found that the Vees generated more than $2.7 million in economic activity in the South Okanagan region during their 2011 to 2012 season.
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extend an invitation to join us in a celebration of Laura’s life on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Montrose Hall from 2pm to 4pm. We would also like to thank family, friends, and neighbours for their visits, phone calls, emails, cards, flowers, all the food and your kindness and caring since November 2013. We thank the Emergency room and ICU staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail for doing all they could for our mother. A special thank you to Dr. McCoid and the Beaver Valley Clinic staff for all the years of care and kindness you gave her. Thank you to Al Grywacheski and Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services for all your help and guidance at such a sorrowful time.
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People Route altered slightly this year FROM PAGE 1 “We decided that the point was to get as many people together and raise as much money as we could so we wanted to all ride together in Canada.” Friesen said that along with the decision to change the route of the fundraiser they also changed the date, reasoning that, by doing the run on the first weekend in May, there would be a lesser chance of running into snow and more riders with their bikes on the road. The changes appear to have made a difference in the number of riders and the money raised by the event with the tally increasing from just 67 riders and $900 raised in 2009 to 120 riders raising over $2,000 last year. This year the route has been altered slightly again; the same starting point at Leather and Steel in Fruitvale with registration between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., departure at 9:30 a.m. travelling to Trail, Castlegar, and then onto the Lakeside Prestige in Nelson where the group will meet up with the Nelson Fire Department and a youth who lives with muscular dystrophy. The riders will then carry on to Kaslo for a brunch at the Kaslo Hotel, then through Ymir and Salmo and back to Fruitvale to meet up with the firefighters at the Fruitvale fire hall for a barbecue and silent auction. “All the money we make through registrations and the silent auction goes directly to the M.D. office in Vancouver,” said Friesen. “Money made from burger and hot dog sales by the firefighters goes to the Fruitvale firefighters charitable fund. Both the Harley Davidson company and firefighters have had a long connection with muscular dystrophy so this just seems like a natural fit.” For more information on Syd’s Fun Run for Muscular Dystrophy call Vic Friesen at (250) 364-3078.
Oldest Olympian passes away THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Va. Walter R. Walsh, the world’s oldest living Olympian, has died. He was 106. USA Shooting says Walsh died Tuesday - six days before his 107th birthday - at his home in Arlington, Virginia. Walsh finished 12th in the men’s 50-meter free pistol event at the 1948 London Olympics. He had already demonstrated his marksmanship working for the F.B.I. and the Marine Corps. During the Depression, Walsh was instrumental in the capture and killing of several gangsters, including discovering the body of Baby Face Nelson and catching Arthur (Doc)
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Why we’re willing to exploit foreign workers
anada finds itself in quite a pickle with its workforce. We now live in an age in which there is a whole range of jobs that our citizens won’t do. Certainly not at the wage rates that are being offered. But, one wonders, perhaps not at any price less than a king’s ransom. For those of us in the Boomer generation and older, this is quite an adjustment. Because it wasn’t always like this. In my lifetime, I did – or knew people who did – work in the crappiest of jobs under conditions that today would be considered slavelike: sweating in sugar beet fields in the blazing sun in scenes reminiscent of cotton pickers in the U.S. south; cooking vegetables in a cannery where the temperature often exceeded 100 F and your arms would be scalded from the splashing product. “Do you think that was right?” my wife asked me, as I recounted these tales. Of course not, I replied. I guess that’s the point.
Today, we have achieved a level of affluence that allows us to glibly refuse to do these jobs. For years now, we have enjoyed the fruits of cheap labour in distant impoverished nations. We get cheap T-shirts from Bangladesh because people there are desperate enough to work under conditions that we don’t have to. Is it not the next natural step in our evolution that we would import those people to do our dirty work here, too? Slaughtering beef in Brooks, Alberta. Slinging pizzas in Weyburn, Sask. Serving up double-doubles at Tim Hortons. Flipping burgers at McDonalds. All for wages that barely cover the cost of accommodations. And yet. And yet, there are 1.3 million Canadians right now who are unemployed. Our youth employment hovered at a worrisome 13.6 per cent, in March, according to Statistics Canada. In Alberta, where finding a job is said to be as easy
picking an apple off a tree, there are still 116,000 in the workforce who are out of a job. In Saskatchewan, another prosperous province, 26,000 able people are out of work, and in B.C. there are 142,000 people without jobs. On the East Coast, things are far worse, with jobless rates up to five points above the national average. Out of those 1.3 million people, we can’t find anyone in our country to do these entry level jobs? Alberta, of course, is an exceptional case. Relatively unskilled workers who are willing to travel up north can land a lucrative job in oil and gas, and avoid
the low-wage trap of grocery store checkouts and burger-flippers. Those who do take jobs at restaurants leave for greener pastures by the time they’re trained. Temporary foreign workers are like a gateway drug – you start small, and pretty soon find you’re in deeper than you ever expected to be. The C.D. Howe Institute noted in a recent report that the number of temporary foreign workers in Canada more than tripled in a decade, from 101,000 in 2002 to 338,000 in 2012. Why? Foreign workers typically won’t complain about conditions that would drive the rest of us to rebellion. They work long hours for ridiculously low rates of pay, and many of them are known to display excellent customer service skills. In many respects, they’re the dream employees – happy to be exploited, because bad conditions here are still far better than wherever they came from. This imposes a dampening effect on wage inflation that businesses enjoy.
Many small businesses say they couldn’t even operate without those workers – if they had to hire Canadians, they’re probably just shut down. The federal government has responded to reported abuses of the program by clamping down. That may ease the bad press, but it’s not a longterm fix. Finding a longer term solution means Canadians will have to answer some fundamental questions: Are we prepared to bring in foreign workers while our own citizens are unemployed? If we scrap the program – as some suggest – can we live with the fallout, which includes the potential that a lot of marginal businesses will fail? Or are we happy to continue using these disadvantaged people so we can keep our fingernails clean? The answer to these questions will speak volumes about the kind of society we want to build. Doug Firby is Editor-inChief and National Affairs columnist for Troy Media.
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Citizens deserve a right to vote on bridge Taxpayers deserve a Vote! However, the City of Trail has decided to try and bypass the taxpayers’ right to a real vote by posting a Notice of Alternative Approval Process. This process, in my opinion, is a disgrace; an assault of our rights because it allows the city to run rough shod over taxpayers for projects that should morally require democratic consent. So, the city has posted a notice of Alternative Approval Process for borrowing the money for a new walking bridge (Bylaw No. 2775, 2014). What does this mean? It basically means that you, the taxpayer, are withheld from an open and transparent discussion and thus consideration of the river crossing by denying your right to vote. The only way to get that right back is for citizens to take the time out of their busy schedules to organize, in a very short time frame, a petition
signed by at least 10 per cent of the entitled electors (minimum 573). Not only that, it must be on a prescribed form that is only available at Trail City Hall. It is not available on line. Plus, the form must be submitted to the Corporate Administrator at Trail City Hall by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014. So, thank goodness, some concerned citizens are organizing to do just that. We need City Council to know we deserve the right to a vote. I am urging you to sign the petition available at: B V Tool Rentals 7100 Hwy 3B; Casa Di Cioccolota – 1346 Bay Ave; Café Americano – 1435 Bay Ave; City Bakery – 1180 Cedar Ave; The Pastry Shop – 1447 Bay Ave; Trail Optical – 1299A Cedar Ave; Valley Firearms – 1281 Bay Ave. This is the second time in the last year that we have had to go through this expensive and time consuming process. (Remember the park sale in
Glenmerry?) We have elections coming this fall. I urge you to ask the politicians running if they would support this type of underhanded attack on voters. In fact, I would hope that in the elections this November we can vote on this simple question: Local Government Expenditures: Alternate Approval Process: Yes__ No__ Referendum: Yes__No__ Arm yourself with questions to the elected officials and with pen in hand support the end of this Orwellian and divisive Practice. Because in actuality, there are no winners in the exhaustive Alternate Approval Process. A process that pits neighbour against neighbour, elected official/bureaucrat against simply concerned citizens. Gina Ironmonger Business/property owner Trail
City should open the Old Bridge and use it A few years ago in the Trail Times (Feb. 24, 2011) were comments from David Perehudoff (city’s chief administrative officer) on the bridge. “It doesn’t look too favourable. There is a specific structural issue and while full failure
is not imminent, the engineer doesn’t want to take the risk.” Since that time there have been several repairs to the sewer line attached to the bridge and centre pier has been rejuvenated. Men and vehicles and equip-
ment have been on the bridge. The bridge has proved itself strong and durable. Save about $8 million and open the bridge to vehicles and people. John Carter Trail
Taxes squeezing household budgets Like other Canadians, you work hard for your money. Faced with essential expenses such as food, clothing, and shelter, your household budget may feel squeezed. But what if we told you, your family’s biggest expense is taxes? Sure, you know how much you pay in income tax. After all, it’s right there on your income tax return. In fact, income tax is the largest and most visible tax, taking $14 out of every $100 your family earns. But that’s just scratching the surface. In a new video produced by the Fraser Institute, we go beneath the fold and expose all the taxes imposed by all levels of government. A deeper look reveals many other taxes that eat away at your income – some visible, many hidden. Payroll taxes are among the visible. Skimmed off your pay cheque, mandatory contributions to EI and the CPP (and healthcare premiums if you live
in Ontario, Quebec, or B.C.) take $10 out of your hardearned $100. Even more visible than payroll taxes are sales taxes which show up virtually every time you make a purchase. Those pesky sales taxes grab another $7 of every $100. Property taxes are no more popular than sales taxes and scoop up $4. A common misconception is that only homeowners pay property taxes. But if you’re a renter, you also pay since property taxes are rolled into your monthly rent. In one form or another, we all pay property taxes. You also pay a host of less visible taxes. For instance, profit taxes suck up $4 of every $100 you earn. These are taxes you pay on investments in stocks and bonds (outside of RRSPs and TFSAs) and business income. While some people think corporations bear the cost of business taxes, in reality the cost is ultimately passed on to ordinary
people like you – either as workers receiving lower wages, consumers paying higher prices, or investors earning lower returns in your investment portfolio. The list of less visible taxes goes on. Another $2 goes to “sin taxes” on alcohol, tobacco, and gambling. One dollar goes to vehicle related taxes including gas taxes, licence fees, and parking taxes. You spend an extra $2 on various other taxes such as import duties which are often hidden in the price of goods and services you consume. So what’s the final bill? Canadian governments take $44 out of every $100 your family earns. That’s more than you spend on food, clothing, and shelter combined. Now, you tell us, how much more can your household budget take? Troy Media’s Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre are analysts at the Fraser Institute.
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Born Again Scripture quotations are from the RSV unless otherwise noted. “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’” (John 3:3 NKJV). If we believe in Jesus Christ, we will be justified by our faith and be born again, regenerated, born anew and from above. It is the work of Christ on the cross, making just reparation for our sins by his suffering and death that satisfies God’s justice and so justifies us when we believe in Christ. Jesus Christ is the one “whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith” (Rom. 3:25 NKJV; see also 1 John 2:2; 4:10; Heb. 2:17; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1:18-19). To be justified means to be made really righteous, because it is God himself who is justifying us and declaring that we are just; and if it is God who declares us righteous and justifies us, then we are truly righteous and just. St. Paul says clearly that justification does not merely declare that we are righteous but truly makes us righteous when he says, “As by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made (katastathesontai) righteous” (Rom.
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5:19). The work which does this is that of Christ on the cross, suffering our punishment for our sins for us, in our place, instead of us, for “the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isa. 53:6 KJV). Being charged and burdened with our sins, he was punished by God for them on the cross, thus satisfying the justice of the law for us. “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isa. 53:5 KJV). Because he was punished, we are justified, declared and actually made righteous, and so God’s peace comes upon us. “The chastisement of our peace was upon him” (Isa. 53:5 KJV). The only work that did all this was Christ’s, not ours; but when we believe in him, his merits on the cross are communicated to us, making us really righteous, without any work at all on our part. We are justified only by faith without any work of our own. Only the work of Christ justifies us, for “a man is not justified by works of the law” (Gal. 2:16; see also Rom. 3:20, 28; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). We receive this great gift through our faith, which is our acceptance of
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God’s free gift of justification, and at the same time we are born again in Christ. This new life, this justification, this regeneration, this new birth gives us the possibility of living a life of perfection (Matt. 5:48), a life completely dedicated to God with all our heart, in which we grow in holiness and virtue. The saints are those who lived a life of heroic virtue, and they are our models. We grow in holiness by our good works, but we do not justify ourselves by our works but only by faith, and we are born again also only by our faith, without any work of our own. This is only the work of Christ (Gal. 2:16). But once we are justified and born again, we can and should live a life of perfection (Matt. 5:48) and avoid sin, for “whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God” (1 John 3:9 NKJV). We are to live a life of good works and thus grow in holiness through our works, but we are justified only by faith, without works (Gal. 2:16; Rom. 3:20, 28; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). © Copyright 2007-2009 Rev. Steven Scherrer www.DailyBiblicalSermons.com.
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John Paul II left his mark THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY - The most-travelled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood: BY THE NUMBERS -Elected to the papacy in 1978 as first nonItalian pope in 455 years and only Pole. -Upon election he was 58, the youngest pope in 125 years. -Distance travelled on his foreign trips: 725,000 miles, or nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon. He visited more than 120 countries, including the United States five times. -Codified church teaching in the first major revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 400 years. -In 1986, made the first recorded visit by a pope to a Jewish house of worship when he visited Rome’s main synagogue. In 2001, became first pope to enter a Muslim house of worship when he visited a mosque in Syria. -Biggest turnout for a papal appearance: 4 million in the Philippines in 1995. NO, NO, NO In writings and speeches, John Paul reaffirmed the Vatican’s ban on artificial birth control, abortion, euthanasia, divorce, in vitro fertilization, sex outside marriage, homosexual relations and same-sex unions. PROLIFIC POLYGLOT He produced 14 encyclicals and the bestselling book “Crossing the Threshold of Hope.” At Christmas and Easter, he delivered greetings in dozens of languages. Among the many tongues he mastered besides his native Polish were Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese and English. Once, to a group of Roman seminarians, he joked in “Romanesco,” the Eternal City’s earthy local dialect. TOUGH TIMES Born Karol Wojtyla in southern Poland on May 18, 1920. By the time he was 20, both parents and his sole sibling were dead and his homeland was occupied by the Nazis. He studied clandestinely to become a priest. Ordained in 1946, after the end of World War II. ON THE RISE He became auxiliary bishop of Krakow in 1958, bishop in 1964, cardinal in 1967. PROVIDENTIAL SURVIVOR He credited divine providence for surviving an assassination attempt in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981 that left him gravely wounded. Later he visited the gunman, Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turk, in prison and forgave him. Various theories about the attack abounded, including purported involvement from the Soviet bloc, but reasons behind it were never made clear. SHOWING SOLIDARITY His 1979 pilgrimage to Poland helped foster the birth of the Solidarity labour movement, and later tours kept alive its spirit during Communist crackdowns. In 1985, he capped a six-year mediation effort in joining Argentina and Chile in signing a treaty to end 200-year-long dispute over Beagle Channel. CONSERVATIVE TO A POINT His back-to-basics conservatism on doctrinal issues pleased conservatives. But John Paul also declared that capital punishment had no place in modern society, frequently railed against “unbridled” capitalism and consumerism, and denounced the war in Iraq. UNFULFILLED DREAM Mikhail Gorbachev was the first Soviet leader to visit the pope at the Vatican. But OrthodoxCatholic tensions thwarted John Paul’s dream of visiting Russia. LAST VOYAGE Ravaged by Parkinson’s disease, he prayed in 2004 at the shrine at Lourdes, France.
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Rossglen Bike Park revitalization reflects changing desires The Rossland News Rossland’s Rossglen Bike Park is getting a facelift to reflect the changing desires of local mountain bike users. Rossglen has been a fixture for the biking community for the past eight years but is in need of upgrades and expansion, and a group of volunteers are working with the City of Rossland to see that happen this summer. “The catalyst for the Rossglen Revitalization Project stemmed from the desire to have a quality community pump track,” says volunteer organizer Mark Daugherty. “It was also recognized that the woodwork is starting to degrade and is in need of replacement, and the jumps need to be improved for beginner to intermediate users. This compliments the expert jumps located at the Centennial Park.”
In the short term, city workers are going to assess the wood features and remove those that are deemed unsafe. Volunteers are beginning the park design process, which will be presented to Rossland City Council for approval. The intent of the park is to build beginner to intermediate features that will appeal to a broad range of mountain bike users. “The city welcomes the revitalization of Rossglen as in recent years it has seen a decrease in user visits,” says
Robin Hethey of the Rossland Recreation Department. “It’s our goal to create a park that meets the current needs and desires of bikers but also ensure the safety of its users.” In addition to new wood features, the jump lines will be rebuilt with beginner and intermediate tabletop lines. The pump track, which is comprised of a loop of tight berms, rollers and features, will be built in phases as funding and volunteer hours are available. “Pump tracks are an great way to
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improve your bike handling skills while getting a workout,” says volunteer organizer Ryan Kuhn. “This will be a great addition to our trail and bike infrastructure, and is an excellent resource for local youth.” In addition, the large wall ride at the park is getting refurbished and will be utilized for a youth graffiti art project funded
by the Youth Action Network (YAN). “A graffiti wall was identified by youth as a project they wanted to see happen in Rossland,” says YAN Coordinator Mike Kent. “Graffiti artist Bryn Stevenson will be working with youth May 3 and 4 to create a mural on the wall. Additional plywood will be hung on the rear of the structure and left as a blank
The Skills Centre introduces our newly renovated digs as the WorkBC Services Centre, as well as an expansion of our services to include Career Development Society & Community Futures, so come check it out! The Skills Centre introduces our newly renovated digs as the WorkBC Services Centre, as well as an expansion of our services to include Development Society OPENCareer HOUSE & Community Futures, come check it out! Nov, 27 fromso 1pm - 4pm Same great location of 123-1290 Esplanade Ave. (ground leveldirectional of the Fortis building) but better! Follow the signs to find OPEN HOUSE your wayNov, to27our new front door. from 1pm - 4pm Same great location of 123-1290 Esplanade Ave. (ground- level of theEsplanade, Fortis building) butTrail better! 123 1290
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canvas for artists to legally express their spray paint talents. The refurbished wall, complete with art, will be unveiled in May.” The Rossglen Revitalization Project will require a considerable amount of dirt to cover the glass emerging from the ground as it was the historic dumpsite for Rossland. Volunteers are in the process of iden-
tifying funding to purchase high quality fill to build the pump track and are soliciting community donations of money or quality fill dirt. Volunteer build days will occur early in the summer and anyone interested is encouraged to attend and lend a hand in the revitalization project. For more information, contact Ryan Kuhn at (250) 231-9343.
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Deer numbers double in latest count Smaller buses in By Craig Lindsay Grand Forks Gazette
The semi-annual deer count on Friday revealed twice the number of deer in town than the previous year’s count. “At about 5:30 in the morning, a bunch of us were bushy-tailed and met out and did our regular count,” said Gary Smith, city councillor and chair of the deer committee. “We break the city into five zones and two individuals per car go out and do counts.”
Smith pointed out that the group did not distinguish by sex because the horns have not grown in. “We counted 166 animals, which is almost twice as many last year’s spring count,” he said. “The spring count, however, last year was a little later so the deer might’ve been out getting ready to fawn and that.” Smith admitted there is a large degree of variability in the counts because of time of day, time of month. The committee also does a count
in the fall where they do distinguish between male and female and fawns. “The idea is just to monitor the population,” he said. “It’s not hugely scientific. We’ve got now coming up on eight years of data. When the ministry is making decisions on what to do about urban wildlife, that’s the kind of thing they like to see. Not because it’s scientific, but because the community is doing its due diligence in proper monitoring and working out a plan towards urban wildlife.”
city’s future? By Arne Petryshen Cranbrook Townsman
A report to renew the annual operating agreement for Cranbrook’s transit systems once again fired up conversation among mayor and council in the Monday, April 28 meeting. Council went with city staff, who recommended the 2014/2015 annual operating agreement for Cranbrook’s conventional and custom transit systems be approved, but not before some discussion around ridership and the costs associated with the system. Mayor Wayne Stetski said one of the issues the city faces when looking at the buses is on 15-year leases that expire in 2019. Stetski said he has had some discussions with BC Transit on the issue. “The discussion that I had with them most recently was encouraging them to find ways to get us smaller buses before 2019,” Stetski said. “The best they’re able to offer at this point is 2016.” Stetski said that would be accomplished by doing a bus trade with communities that have smaller buses but are in need of the larger buses. The City’s net municipal share of the 2014 transit budget is projected at $627,550, while BC Transit’s net municipal share is projected at $628,629 is based on April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Operating costs for are shared between the city and BC Transit. For conventional (transit bus operation), the city contributes 53 per cent and BC Transit 47 per cent. The city’s costs are also offset by any revenue generated by the transit service.
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Golf in support of Jumpstart program By Jim Bailey
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Action always speaks louder than words, and for a Greater Trail business owner the best way to get kids involved in sport is to hold a sporting event. Canadian Tire Trail owner Craig Lattanville is teaming up with Redstone Resort Golf Course to tee up the 2014 Canadian Tire Charity Golf Tournament on May 17, to help raise funds for the Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. “It’s going to be an annual event, and it’s going to kick the Jumpstart season off in terms of raising funds for the children to get into sport for the beginning of the season whether it’s baseball, soccer, or for the upcoming hockey season whatever it might be,” said Lattanville. For every golftournament entry fee, $10 will go to the Jumpstart program, that helps families with financial challenges get their kids into sport, and towards the Canadian Tire Trail’s goal of raising $10,000 for the program this year. “The support has been surprisingly and refreshingly overwhelming, but we are still not near our goal,” added Lattanville. “You know what’s surprising, is that last night I
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Canadian Tire owner Craig Lattanville and employees brush up on their putting as they get set to tee off in the inaugural Canadian Tire Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone Resort golf course on May, 17, with funds raised going to support the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. did men’s night, and a few of the folks received emails, and said it was a great charity, but they weren’t aware that all the money stayed in the local chapter. That is so important to communicate to people, that all the money raised, every cent of it,
is that it stays here (in Trail).” Last year saw a 20 per cent increase in demand for the Trail Jumpstart program which helps families cover the cost of registration, transportation, or equipment. While Lattanville can’t say
whether the increase was due to a jump in Jumpstart funds, more promotion and raised awareness, or the current recreation debacle, the demand is clearly there and Canadian Tire Trail is doing its part to alleviate the financial burden
of many Greater Trail families. “I am a Canadian Tire guy, I’ve been with them since I was 18 years old . . . but more importantly I am a sports guy so I know how expensive it is to get into sport and play sport.” To kick off the program last month, Lattanville offered a further 10 per cent discount on sporting equipment for any young athlete accessing Jumpstart, noting also that families can apply twice per year per child, so young athletes can play different sports as well. As for the upcoming charity golf tournament, the format will be a two-man, best-ball scramble with men’s, ladies’, and mixed categories. The tournament entry is $79 and welcomes all levels and abilities to the scenic 18-hole Les Furber designed course, that will include best ball, KP holes, hole-in-one opportunities, a halfway-house barbecue, and more. To date the local chapter has helped give more than 450 kids the chance to play and almost 730,000 nation wide. Go to redstoneresort.com to sign up or call 362-9141. For more information or to make a donation to the Jumpstart program visit the Greater Trail Canadian Tire at 8238 Hwy. 3B, or go online to jumpstart.canadiantire.ca to learn more.
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Times Sports Editor
A pair of Glenmerry Bowl bowlers are provincial champions after helping the Zone 5 Okanagan-Kootenay bowling team to gold at the 2014 Open 5-Pin B.C. championship. Greater Trail residents Ron Sandnes and Darren Rich were integral pieces to the team that competed at Langley’s Willowbrook Lanes and earned their spot in the National championship at the end of the month. “What wound up winning it for us was a coaching move,” said Sandnes. The team, rounded out by Stu Ryan, Matt Eisenhauer, Mike Elder, Allan Burn, and coach Larry Richet, got off to a slow start dropping their first two matches, and three-of-four, before taking seven of their eight remaining matches to place second in the round-robin, just a half point behind Fraser Valley North. “From Game 9 to 14 we won every match, including the three on the step ladder,” said Sandnes. Coach Richert brought in Rich to anchor the team after the second game and the Warfield resident responded. “Darren came through, just like a rock, he was solid. And we took Stu Ryan out of lead off and put Mike Elder as lead off, and that made the lineup balanced better, everyone was in a more comfortable position, and Darren and Mike really carried the team.” In the playoff, Fraser South took out Vancouver Island in the three-four final, but would fall to Okanagan-Kootenay in the semifinal 1,322 pins to 1,266. The Okanagan-Kootenay faced Fraser North in the final, and after winning the first match 1,349 to 1,287, had to beat the top-seed again in order to take the title. In an incredibly close game, the Okanagan-Kootenay team would prevail 1,326 to 1,312 just edging the Fraser North contingent by 14 points. Rich won the B.C. Open singles title in 2010, a feat accomplished by Sandnes in 1980 and 1993, and Nelson’s Red Brochu in 1984. Rich also won the B.C. Master’s singles in 2005, and won gold at the nationals with Sandnes in 2006 and 2009 in the team competition, took silver in pairs with Sandnes in 2010, and won bronze in singles at the Canadian Open in 2011. Sandnes and Rich will compete at the Canadian Open 5-Pin Championship in Calgary from May 27-31.
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hours - the building is closed as many hours as it is open - and as Beaver Valley has its own rinks and library the Trail-centered model is much diminished. The entire Kootenays, bypassed entirely by the population growth in B.C., has facilities to die for and all of them (including those in Rossland and Beaver Valley) are in dire straits in terms of usage. Along with the arenas/rinks, summer use options abound.
Creating most of the premium buildings and parks available here would simply not be justifiable now. Golf courses are struggling, the three aquatic centres within an hour of anywhere in the West Kootenay are all under-utilized and, like the arenas and parks, require serious subsidy. This, I know, is all hindsight, but, as is the case with local schools, there have been warning signs for decades. I have no idea what the answers to the conundrum we all face are. I do know the questions are serious and the problems will not diminish down the road - barring, of course, a miraculous population explosion in the area. Among the answers, undoubtedly, would be (and would have been)
a much higher focus on transit to the facilities that were in place. When the Memorial Centre was created, such transit existed and helped people from all over the area fill it for various activities. Instead we built more, everywhere, and have a glut of almost unaffordable choices for sites in which to do everything one could desire. When will the people, both in and out of power, begin, as the school district has had to, addressing the issues involved. It is already way too late for optimal decisions - and inter-community attitudes are way too entrenched to make reaching such even possible - but, “what is to be done,” needs to be the top of mind question right now and until some practical measures are taken.
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Wednesday, April 30 N.Y. Rangers 2, Philadelphia 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 Minnesota 5, Colorado 4, OT, Minnesota wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 5, San Jose 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-3 SECOND ROUND Thursday, May 1 Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 Montreal at Boston, 12:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4 Minnesota at Chicago, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh,
7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Friday, May 9 Chicago at Minnesota, TBD x-N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD Saturday, May 10 x-Montreal at Boston, TBD Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD Sunday, May 11 x-Minnesota at Chicago, TBD x-Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, TBD
Leading Scorers PLAYOFFS Through April 30 GP G A PTS P.Stastny, Col 7 5 5 10 A. Kopitar, LA 7 4 6 10 Z. Parise, Min 7 3 7 10 MacKinon, Col 7 2 8 10 Niskanen, Pit 6 2 6 8 P Martin, Pit 6 0 8 8 R Getzlaf, Anh 5 3 4 7 J Johnson, Cls 6 3 4 7 E Malkin, Pit 6 3 4 7 J Toews, Chi 6 3 4 7 P Marleau, SJ 7 3 4 7 D Keith, Chi 6 2 5 7 C Perry, Anh 6 2 5 7 D Doughty, LA 7 1 6 7 15 tied with 6 pts. CHL Western Canada Cup Wednesday’s result Yorkton 4 Coquitlam 1 Tuesday’s results Spr Grove 3 Yorkton 2 OT Dauphin 4 Winnipeg 3 OT
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ice to see even glacial movement on the rec front. It would be nicer to see some common sense being applied to the overall situation - which is that we have facilities that are underused and heavily subsidized. Start with the Trail Memorial Centre. Before anyone considers spending oodles of tax dollars on building a new library/museum complex long term plans for use and support of that still wonderful complex need to be in place. The centre was built to serve a population in Trail, Warfield and the Beaver Valley of more than 20,000 people, a huge chunk of which were young people. And it was much used, opening at 8 a.m. seven days a week to accommodate everything from one of the province’s largest minor hockey systems to junior, senior and intermediate leagues, along with casual, (now known as, “Gentlemen’s,” or, “Beer League,” ) play. The adult population it served was much younger, and there were many more school-aged residents. Rossland had its own arena and curling rink, and senior basketball - moved from the now nonexistent Legion Hall building, which also hosted swimming was a much bigger deal in the area. Curling rinks in Trail and Rossland hosted full draws four times a day, four days a week, and were as busy Saturday, while mixed and casual curling was offered up on Sundays. Lacrosse filled some facility time in summer. It was well worth the time and money to maintain what is still a prime facility compared with most small town hockey-centred buildings. Half a dozen or more concerts were held there, along with large bingos and other events, to boot. Well, things have changed. The arena, curling rink and library operate on much shorter
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part-time job. He sees a counselor once a month. Our only rule is that he has to be in by 9 p.m., because I work early, and when he comes home late, it wakes me up. But Tom has a hard time following this. Tom continues to make poor choices, and I am afraid he will end up living with us permanently. Why is he this way? And what can I do to help? -Miserable Sister-inLaw Dear Miserable: Counseling should help determine why Tom makes poor choices. But he also could use a physical checkup. It’s possible Tom suf-
have lots of beautiful parks with walking paths and a small zoo. We have green grass and flowers in the summer and beautiful lights shining against the snow in winter. But nearly every home on my block has garbage cans “decorating” the front yard. One neighbor starting putting his trash out there, and now everyone does it. Why would residents think this is beautiful? We all have garages to house our garbage bins. How can I remedy this ugliness? -- Love My City in N.D. Dear N.D.: Does your city have regulations about leaving garbage cans at the curb on days when garbage is not picked up? Is there a homeowners or neighborhood association that could help mediate? Otherwise, simply knock on your neighbors’ doors and say that you find these garbage cans to be an eyesore that detracts from your lovely street.
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fers from attention deficit disorder and cannot focus on the work at hand. Or he may have an alcohol problem. However, your kindness is also a form of enabling. By giving Tom a cushion to fall back on, he hasn’t had to take complete responsibility for his own actions. A 9 p.m. curfew is rather early for an adult, but it is a small price to pay for free housing. Talk to your husband so you are both in agreement about how to handle Tom. You could take away his house key and tell him the doors will be bolted after 9. You could throw him out. You could ask him to pay a small amount of rent from his part-time job. But we also recommend that you and your husband request a joint session with Tom and his counselor to talk about the best way to deal with this. Dear Annie: I live in a nice-sized city. We
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Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, “Tom,” lives with us because he is not able to hold a job. Fifteen years ago, he moved to the Midwest with his wife and children. He was there for a year, and then his wife divorced him. We paid for his ticket home, and he lived with us for three months. He then moved to California to live with a cousin, but they threw him out when he couldn’t hold onto a job and pay rent. He became homeless. Tom moved back into his mother’s house and found work, but only for a brief time before he was fired. Any money he had saved, he spent in bars and on women. When Mom went into a nursing home, Tom couldn’t pay the upkeep on the house, so he rented it out and ended up homeless again. So we took him in. We helped Tom get food stamps and a
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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, May 3, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Take a realistic look in the mirror and see what you can do to improve your image. This is a good day to make improvements to yourself or your surroundings. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a wonderful day for research of any kind. You are focused and dedicated, and you have excellent powers of concentration. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might attract someone powerful, perhaps even intimidating, to you today. Alternatively, you might be the one shouting orders to everyone in a group. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) In discussion with bosses or authority figures, you might come up with ways to make improvements or perhaps cut costs. People will be impressed by your insightful input.
LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Discussions about religion, politics and philosophical matters will be profound and powerful today. Don’t take things so seriously that you get into an argument. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If you are dealing with red-tape matters connected with shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances, you will get to the bottom of things. In fact, today the bottom line is what you care about. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Either you or someone else will try to improve the other today. Sometimes this works, but generally it creates resentment. Tread carefully and be tactful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is the perfect day to introduce reforms and improvements at work. While you’re at it, you will think of how to improve
your health as well, because you’re on a roll. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today you have the ability to put a new spin on things regarding sports or the entertainment world or anything with hospitality industry. It’s as if you are seeing the world through new eyes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Powerful discussions
with powerful people will make changes at home. The thrust of these discussions is to make improvements and to cut costs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Today you are persuasive and convincing. That’s why this is a powerful day for those of you who sell, market, write, teach or act. Your words are like gold. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20)
You might see new uses or applications for something you already own. This is because you are in a resourceful frame of mind today. YOU BORN TODAY You understand politics and how people use power. Personally, you are clever and charming and are quick to understand the relationships of those around you. You are a natural leader and unafraid to take on big
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SUTCO is growing their well established conventional log haul division. We will have two positions open for June 1, 2014. We are looking for candidates with two years verifiable bush hauling experience. We offer modern equipment, steady year round work, great pay, extended benefits and a pension plan with company matched contributions. Submit resumes on line at sutco.ca or call 1 888 357 2612 ext 230 for more details.
We are looking for a self motivated, professional Golf Course Mechanic. Ability to inspect diagnose and repair various equipment including diesel, electric and gas powered vehicles, golf carts, trucks , sweepers, mowers etc. Applicant must be able to grind wheels and rotary blades to high precision. Must be able to prioritize work and ensure repairs are done in a timely manner. Inventory stocking, tracking and budgetary duties along with record keeping is required. Minimum 5 yrs mechanic experience. Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and vehicles. Knowledge of the care and operation of internal combustion engines and mowing equipment. Knowledge of golf and how job performance affects the play conditions. Understanding of metal fabrication.
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Office Assistant Seeking a positive, motivated office assistant to work in a fast paced, challenging environment. This position provides expertise to accounting and payroll, bank reconciliations, financial statements, government remittances, and other key functions. Computer skills which include Microsoft Words, Excel, etc. is an asset. This is a maternity leave position which could become a permanent position. Excellent problem solving and communication skills are a key to your success. Must be available to work some Saturdays. Must have two to three years of office experience. Applications should include a resume with details of your education and work experience and a list of references from a variety of sources. Please submit an application to:
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Transportation / Heavy Duty Mechanic required in Nakusp, BC. Must be Red Seal Certified, able to work on a variety of makes, models of trucks, trailers, components. A CVIP Certificate, welding skills an asset. Full time position with flexible hours. Group benefits. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-2653853 or email@example.com
KERR canning jars/rings 3dz. pts, 2dz. qts, 2dz. jelly $5. dz. New Kerr lids 6dz. qts. $4. dz. 4dz. small $2. dz. 17 “63” caps/lids $4. Vinyl records: 45s, 78s- real oldies & childrens. Ph.250-368-9755 SNAP-ON Scope & timing light & most adapters; 10-10 Coates tire machine (not suitable for aluminum wheels); Van-Norman combination brake lathe & adapters. Make me an offer I can’t refuse, must get rid of it. Retired, no longer working. Bill 1-250-3572688
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BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $3.15/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger Available $5/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston
Misc. for Sale 4 NEAR new Michelin Hydroedge XSE P195/70R14 90T M&S on steel GM (Sunfire) rims. $125 for four. Phone 250-231-9825 Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? SCREENED TOP Soil, $30. per yard. Delivery available. 250-367-9308
FRUITVALE, 1745 1st Street. (turn up Hillcrest and left on 1st St.) Sat. May3, 8-2. Rain or shine. A variety of items. GLENMERRY, 3373 Laurel Cres. Sat. May 3, 8am-1pm. Misc. items. MIRAL HEIGHTS, 2555 Albert Dr. Fri. May2, 6:30-7:30pm., Sat. May3 8am-1:00pm. Tools, electrical items, construction material, drums, guitars/cases. ROSSLAND, SACRED HEART Church, 2414 Columbia Ave. Saturday, May 3, 9am-1pm. RENOVATION CLEAROUT WARFIELD, 1192 Shutek Dr. Sat. May 3, 7am-1:00pm. Moving sale. 2 Family. Furniture, household & baby items WARFIELD, 533 Blake Court (Emerald Ridge) Sat. May 3, 8am-12noon. W.TRAIL, 1930 Oak Street. Sat., May 3rd, 9:00am-2:00pm Moving sale. Yard equipment, furniture, tools.
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Route 362 20 papers 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Evergreen Ave Route 366 18 papers Beaver St, Maple Ave Route 369 15 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr, Rosewood Dr Route 375 12 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 379 18 papers Cole St, Nelson Ave Route 380 23 papers Galloway Rd, Mill Rd Route 381 7 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 7 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 384 19 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay
Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Route 304 13 papers 12th & 14th Ave
Route 341 24 papers 10th Ave, 8th Ave, 9th Ave Route 344 17 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave Route 345 12 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave Route 347 16 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave, 9th St Route 348 19 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd Route 346 27 papers 8th, 9th & 10th Ave Route 340 24 papers 10th Ave, 7th St, 8th St
West Trail Route 149 7 papers Binns St, McAnally St, Kitchener Ave
Warfield Route 195 12 papers Blake Crt,Whitman Way
Sunningdale Route 211 26 papers Hazelwood Dr, Olivia Cres, Viola Cres. Route 219 15 papers Hazelwood Drive
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CARRIERS NEEDED FOR ROUTES IN ALL AREAS
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Financial Services Manager
Strong selling skills and organizational skills required.
This position provides systems and application support for the Trust’s core business applications, including the Information Management System and public and private websites. This is a permanent, full-time position based out of our Castlegar office.
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For Sale 2 bdrm house, carport, workshop, on 1.8 acres of usable, open land. Phone 250-365-4864.
MONTROSE, 5BDRM. Fully fenced & landscaped. $415,000. 250-367-2131 OPEN HOUSE, 135 9th Ave. Montrose. Large 4bdrm. Main floor updated, new granite counter tops, exceptional view. Must see. $475,000. Sat.&Sun. May3&4. 1-3pm. 250-368-3773
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We have an opportunity for a full time Financial Services Manager. If you have experience as a financial services manager and want to work in a team atmosphere, we are looking for you!
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Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. Glenmerry 2bdrm. apt. F/S Heat included. $750./mo. 250368-5908 Glenmerry 3bdrm. F/S $850/mo. Heat included. Long-term only. 250-368-5908 TRAIL, 2BDRM. Glenmerry. Newly reno’d, perfect for senior, no stairs. N/P. Utilities included. 250-368-1312.
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Fred Behrens ............ext 31 cell: 250.368.1268 Keith DeWitt .............ext 30 cell: 250.231.8187 Denise Marchi ..........ext 21 cell: 250.368.1112 Joy DeMelo ...............ext 29 cell: 250.368.1960
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Montrose 3bdrm top suite $750., 3bdrm. lower suite $700. W/D, newly reno, must have ref. NS. May consider small pets. 250-231-6651
W.TRAIL, 1bdrm. plus, semienclosed balcony. 1Blk. Downtown. $595./mo. 250-368-6076
W.TRAIL, 1 or could be 2 bdrm. $525./mo. Phil 250-5510267
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TRAIL: 1 bdrm suite close to downtown Shared washer and dryer $575 utilities inc. Ken: 250-442-2632 email@example.com Grand Forks Realty Ltd.
TRAIL, newly renovated small one bedroom non-smoking suite, suitable for quiet single person. $535./mo. includes heat and electricity. Available immediately. Apply at 468 Rossland Ave. 250-368-1237 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WARFIELD APARTMENTS. 2-bdrm, N/S, N/P. Long term tenants. 250-368-5888
FRUITVALE 4PLEX, 2bd., quiet, N/S, F/S, heat included, $650. Avail. Jun.1st. Reserve appointment. 250-368-3384
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TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, quiet person. 2bths. 250-368-6075
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2000 JEEP Cherokee, 220,000kms, runs great, no rust, loaded, everything works. $2,500. obo. Must sell. 250368-8859
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The Corporation of the Village of Salmo P.O. Box 1000, Salmo, British Columbia, V0G 1Z0 Phone (250) 357-9433 Fax: (250) 357-9633
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A person who owns a property included on the Parcel Tax Assessment Roll may request that the Roll be amended on one or more of the following grounds:
Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of LYNN EROLL MURPHY, Deceased, formerly of the Village of Fruitvale, Province of British Columbia, who died on 25th day of December, 2013, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Dave Tjader, Executor, on or before June 30, 2014, after which date the Estateâ€™s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.
b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a property;
Dave Tjader, Executor c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, B.C. V1 R 481
The Parcel Tax Review Panel will meet at the Salmo Village Office on May 13th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to hear all complaints and revise and correct the Parcel Tax Assessment Roll for the Year 2014.
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Notice To Creditors And Others Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of CORA MARY GIBBONS, Deceased, formerly of the Village of Fruitvale, Province of British Columbia, who died on 4th day of November, 2013, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Michael Albert Tadevic, Executor, on or before July 15, 2014, after which date the Estateâ€™s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.
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With temperatures climbing into the mid-20s Thursday afternoon the crowds began to make their way to Gyro Park in Trail for some long awaited beach time. Unfortunately, with Environment Canada’s Weather Office calling for rain and lower temperatures for the next week it might be awhile before they get another chance.
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Super condo in a secure building priced to sell - mortgage payments are less than rent on this modern 2 bdrm. unit - call your REALTOR® for your viewing.
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Fantastic Fruitvale family home! Open floor plan with 3 bdrms and 2.5 baths, double carport, and wood burning stove. All this and located on a quiet dead end street. This home is a great value! Call now! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153
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$190,000 3 bdrm 2 bath home in excellent location. $299,900 3 bdrm 1.5 bath in a very desirable South Close to schools for all ages, library, parks, Custom-built 4 bdrm home with attached 2 Castlegar neighbourhood. Hardwood flooring, downtown shopping, post office, doctors car garage on a 1.6 acre lot is priced to sell! single car garage, fenced yard and pool all office, restaurants, gym. Air conditioning, gas This one should be on your viewing list! await you! fireplace, single car garage all on 60x100 lot. Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665 or Terry (250) 231-1101
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This home has had many upgrades including new flooring, windows, bathroom, paint and front porch. Newer gas furnace and roof. Lots of privacy on this, .13 acre lot with plenty of trees surrounding it and a large wood deck. Call your REALTOR® today.
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2340 McBride Street, Trail A great family home with beautiful oak kitchen, hardwood flooring and gas fireplace. 3 spacious bdrms on main and 1 down, large rec room, and good storage areas. Fenced back yard, central air and underground sprinkling add to appeal. Roofing aprox. 5 years. Good landscaping and garden shed in back-yard. Call for your personal viewing of this property, you will be happy you did.
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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. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264
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2000 Lookout Street, Trail
If you are looking for privacy, incredible views and a rural lifestyle, yet close to town, this is it! 14 private acres overlooking Columbia River. Home offers 3-4 bdrms, open floor plan, chicken coop and nice garden areas. Very low taxes - after grant sells pay $350/yr! Call Mary M (250) 231-0264