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PREPPING FOR MOTHER’S DAY
City delegation meets with government officials in Victoria BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff
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Julia Kiss, florist at Ye Olde Flower Shoppe in downtown Trail has been clipping and arranging with a little extra TLC this week as the store’s busiest occasion of the year, Mother’s Day, comes up on Sunday.
Trying to bridge a gap over the Columbia River at the south end of town had delegates from Trail council travelling to the Parliament Buildings in Victoria last week. Following a meeting with two Ministry of Transport (MOT) officials Thursday, the City of Trail might have another way to fund tearing one crossing down and building another up. “They now view the new (pedestrian) bridge and Old Bridge demolition as one financial package with respect to funding,” explained David Perehudoff, Trail’s chief administrative officer (CAO). The ministry appeared receptive to provide funding that would go towards the new bridge and in this way available funds could be diverted towards demolition costs of the Old Bridge, he added. The city bought the Old Trail Bridge from the MOT in the ‘60s and maintains the $5 million price tag to tear the 103-year-old landmark down should be a shared cost between the ministry and Trail. Funding barriers come into play however, because borrowing money to remove a structure and not having anything concrete to show for the cost is not a justifiable expenditure for Trail or the MOT, according to Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs. “To spend money and, in this case end up with nothing, does not fit the rules,” said Bogs. “It’s very difficult for a municipality to approve monies of that magnitude for a facility that will disappear,” he explained. “Normally we are in the business of See LIBRARY, Page 3
SILVER CITY DAYS
Festival food features local vendors and businesses from across B.C. BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff
Diverse food choices in Trail are about to be in a block radius once Silver City Days plugs in its 35 vendors today. Favourites like the donair shack, mini donuts, and the lemonade trailer are rolling into town for opening day of the Festival Food Mall along
Spokane Street, between Bay and Esplanade avenues. “For awhile there the vendors were mainly just locals but then as groups aged, they were pulling out so we decided to open it up to outside people about 15 years ago,” said Trail Festival Society president Ian McLeod. Preparation started Sunday night with barricading sections
of downtown Trail to make way for the 51st annual celebration. The $38,000 financial backing from the City of Trail ensures the five-day event can get cooking, which wouldn't be possible without the infrastructure put in place. Eight 200 amp panels provide power to the vendors and if that's not enough, the carnival has two
large generators on hand should they need to throw a few cables over to the vending trailers to provide more amperage. About 1,800 feet of hose has been dragged on site to deliver water to each food vendor and to service one wash station. “Every single vendor has to have water and power and health See SILVER, Page 3
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North cuebids clubs showing a limit raise or better. West made a vulnerable overcall so it is very likely that North does not have wasted points in clubs. Declarer uses keycard Blackwood, and partner shows zero or three keycards. Therefore, seven is not there, and declarer bids six. The Lead: The Ace of clubs is a natural lead and it might prevent an overtrick. A trump lead may catch partner with Queen third, so a club lead and continuation are done. The play: Declarer ruffs the club at trick two with the Ace of trump. He crosses to dummy with a trump and ruffs another club with the King of trump. He crosses again with another trump and ruffs the last club with the last
trump in his hand. He crosses to dummy’s King of spades and draws trump with the last heart. He pitches a diamond from his hand and claims. As the cards lie, a squeeze (which will be discussed in a later column) would have been possible but trump splitting threetwo is more likely than West having four diamonds and all the club honours. Result: Six hearts making for +980. Notes: -The dummy reversal fails if the trump are not three-two.
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FROM PAGE 1 forms and food safe worked out,” said McLeod. “Kootenay Boundary health board comes around and inspects all the trailers and the vendors to make sure everything it up to par.” Vendors like Rossland’s Billy and Monique Blackburn of Rockingham Enterprises have it down to a science. The husband and wife team are known to offer a healthy option out of their wrap trailer that has people lining up to taste Billy’s famous caesar salad dressing. “We made it at the table for several years at Rockingham’s so people have the recipe but like any recipe everyone always adapts it to make it their own and that’s pretty much how I got it, too,” he said. Billy started waiting tables for Mel Smeland (owner of the Crown Point) back when he owned Kootenay Cattle Company, when Roy Benedict, who owns Benedict’s Steakhouse & Tunnel Pub, was the chef of the time. That’s when he first got a taste of the business, which led him to waiting tables with Benedict at a restaurant in Fernie, where they used to make the caesar salad right at the table. It wasn’t long after that he found himself part owner of Rockingham’s in Rossland with then business partner Dave
Cochrane. The restaurant, formerly located where Ferraro Foods is now, was known for its famous burger nights, margaritas and of course its caesar salad made fresh at the table. Billy jokes that he stuck with the food industry to stave off starvation but anyone who’s sampled his creations can taste the passion he puts into his fare, which now rolls from festival to festival for up to five months of the year. The husband and wife team took on the gypsy life six years ago when they purchased their first trailer (offering tasty wraps like caesar salad, thai salad and chicken ranch) and are excited to start their seventh season with a second trailer at its side under the banner of Billy Bob’s Big Bad Burgers. “We were neglecting the carnivores,” says Billy, who will be manning the new hot food trailer that will tout sausage burger patties from Star Grocery wrapped in a City Bakery bun. The burger menu features everything from the Classic topped with caramelized onion, a dill pickle and aged cheddar to the Finer Miner, garnished with back bacon, aged cheddar, caramelized onion and a fried pineapple ring to the ultimate Carnivore (two six ounce patties with back bacon, aged cheddar and caramelized onion). The menu
also includes chilli cheese dogs and kids hot dogs. The couple has been talking about introducing the comfort food for a couple years now as they said when the temperature dips, which it often does for Silver City Days, customers are after something warmer. Silver City Days kickstarts their vendor season, which leads them to various festivals across the province including Victoria’s Oak Bay Tea Party, Salmo’s Shambhala, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues and the Rock Creek Fall Fair. “It’s more work than a fulltime job,” Billy admits. “When you’re out there if you’re not selling, you’re setting up, tearing down or driving — there’s really no time off.” But he wouldn’t have it any other way. The food city is a bit like a family for some traveling vendors, who run into each other elsewhere across the province and develop a friendship along the way. “It’s pretty amazing the amount of people that you get to chat with and the stories you get to hear,” he said. “It’s a pile of work but you know we like to think that we work fulltime jobs like everyone else but we cram it into a shorter period of time.” The Festival Food Mall is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and ends with a shorter day Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Alleged robber remains in jail The Nelson Star The man accused in two armed robberies in Nelson will spend at least another week in jail. A bail hearing Monday for Andrew Zacharias Stevenson, 33, was put over until May 13. Stevenson was not in the courtroom but his lawyer Ken Wyllie appeared by phone from Rossland to ask for the adjournment. Wyllie said he hasn’t yet been able to review the “great volume” of Crown evidence. He also noted his client, who was injured while being taken into custody, is now on crutches. Stevenson faces 15 charges stemming from last month’s hold-ups at the Kootenay Currency Exchange and Nelson and District Credit Union, including robbery, possession of stolen property over $5,000, pointing a firearm, and fleeing police. His co-accused, Krista Kalmikoff, has been released on $40,000 bail.
FROM PAGE 1 renovating or rebuilding new facilities that have a life of 50 or more years.” The city played a little hardball with Grant Main, MOT’s deputy minister and Dave Duncan, MOT’s assistant deputy minister by presenting its position that if the province does not kick in funds to help demolish the old structure, then the bridge will be left to stand until it falls. “We would leave it until eventually something would happen,” said Bogs. “If some part of the bridge fell into the river, with an emergency of that nature, then the province would have to be involved whether they like it or not.” Before talking bridges, Bogs, Coun. Kevin Jolly and the city’s CAO, met with officials from the Ministry of Education to review the Trail and District Public Library’s strained resources due to high use of BC OneCards over the city’s own library card.
Anyone living in the province with a home public library card can access a BC OneCard and use any other library in B.C. for free. Municipalities receive a $10,250 grant annually from the ministry to help cover costs for BC OneCard usage, but with the Trail library servicing well over 1,000 cardholders, that money breaks down to about $9.30 per card compared to province’s averaged $88 per BC OneCard, according to the mayor. “We gave details to the department how this affects our service level and costs,” he said. “We talked about options that aren’t public at this point but said there must be a way to compensate us for the additional workload.” The last meeting that day was with Coralee Oakes, minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “This was just a reiteration that we have followed procedures that are laid out for the boundary expansion,” said
Bogs. “The next element is to reaffirm that the stakeholders are still in favour of it.” The final item on the list was the dissolution of regional recreation cost sharing, said Bogs. “We made a presentation and summarized how this is a serious issue not only in our community but in many throughout the province,” he noted. “We just can’t afford to have this race to the bottom and the ministry needs to review it before the issue affects the health and welfare of the whole province.” The ministry indicated legislation is in place for dual rate structures to create further opportunity to deal with outlying areas that refuse to contribute to more regionally recognized services, said Perehudoff. “With that said, they never imagined that communities would provide individual rebates and expressed concern with this and indicated they would be reviewing it more directly.”
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New pipeline review rules violates charter rights: opponents THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER Pipeline opponents are challenging the federal government’s new energy board rules that restrict participation in the review hearing on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. A notice of motion was filed Tuesday asking the National Energy Board to declare the revised regulations unconstitutional. “The applicants submit that this is a draconian, undemocratic limitation of their constitutionally
guaranteed freedom of expression,” said the motion, filed directly with the federal energy regulator. “There is no justification for this violation of (charter) rights.” The revisions introduced two years ago restrict participation in project review hearings to those with a direct interest in the proposal and those who have expertise to offer. The $5.4-billion expansion would almost triple the capacity of the existing pipeline that links the Alberta oil sands to
Port Metro Vancouver. The energy board has approved 400 individuals and groups for intervener status, which allows them to take part directly in the hearings, address the panel and question other interveners. Another 1,250 groups and individuals have been approved as commenters, or those who can submit comments but can’t question other participants. Of more than 2,000 applications for various levels of participation, 468 were denied. The board said 452 groups and individ-
uals who requested intervener status were instead granted commenter status. The new participation rule was among a host of amendments that included time limits and took the final decision from the board’s hands, while giving it to the federal cabinet. Ben West, of Forest Ethics Advocacy, which joined eight individuals named in the motion, said the application process itself was a barrier. “If you look at the number of people who were actually rejected from having inter-
vener status, who were downgraded to commentators, even of the 2,000 people who went through that process, many people are not being given the right to speak or participate,” he said. The window for interested parties to file their applications was “unreasonably short,” the motion said. The board adopted a very narrow definition of who is directly affected, it said, and refuses to hear submissions on climate change or fossil fuels. “In the result, this board has deterred
participation in this important public hearing and has suppressed expression about whether the proposed project is in the interest of Canadians,” it said. Sarah Kiley, a spokeswoman for the National Energy Board, said there have been several motions filed on the Trans Mountain review, including a motion to recuse a board member. The panel itself deals with most motions, but because the latest involves a constitutional challenge, the board must serve the
attorneys general in each province and in Ottawa with a copy. “That has already happened,” Kiley said Tuesday, hours after the motion was filed. The lawmakers have 10 days to respond and then the board will decide how to proceed. The nine applicants include Lynne Quarmby, a professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, Eric Doherty, a former director of the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association and several landowners who live near the possible route.
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THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY - A Calgary-based think-tank is touting the idea of setting up toll lanes to help generate revenue and reduce the loss of productivity due to excessive travel times. Bob Brunnen from the Manning Centre for Democratic Education says there are three major thoroughfares in Calgary that could easily be changed to include toll lanes as part of a pilot project. He says they would generate up to $76 milBriefs lion annually which could be funnelled back into road repair and construction. Brunnen says the length of a daily commute would be reduced by 29 per cent for those who decide to opt into the plan. He says the cost to a driver would be roughly $5 per day.
Two die in mine accident
THE CANADIAN PRESS SUDBURY, Ont. - Two men have died in an accident at a mine in northern Ontario. First Nickel Inc. said the two drillers - contractors working for Taurus Drilling Services - were underground Tuesday at the Lockerby Mine near Sudbury, Ont., when the incident occurred. First Nickel said in a statement that “a fall of ground, preceded by (seismic) activity” is believed to have been a factor in the accident. Ministry of Labour spokesman Bruce Skeaff confirmed the deaths and said the ministry was investigating but had no further details. George Gritziotis, chief prevention officer for the ministry, said he was “shocked and saddened,” and called the deaths “unacceptable.”
tion of job vacancies within a province. “For example, reported job vacancies in Alberta could be in Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, or any other community in the province,” says the report. Industry classifications in the survey are broad, noted Ferguson, and don’t provide much indication of the particular jobs that need to be filled. “We have identified that users have been asking for more information about employment data at more local levels,” Ferguson said. “Really what we have said is Statistics Canada needs to do a better job of understanding those types of needs and figur-
ing out whether there are ways that it can address those needs, because it’s certainly the thing that its users are demanding.” Federal and provincial ministers agreed on the need for more data on job vacancies in 2009 and the statistics agency added questions to the survey to address that in 2011. Other tools in the government’s statistics toolkit have fallen short. An employment insurance, monitoring and assessment report, conducted by Employment and Social Development Canada, has been ridiculed for including data from online classified service Kijiji to establish labour needs. That practice has since been stopped.
Another StatsCan survey commissioned by the department, which included input from 25,000 employers on their workplace demographics and skills requirements, never got past the data-collection phase because funding ran out. Ferguson’s report recommends Statistics Canada determine whether it should keep certain surveys alive even after a department or organization stops providing funding. Meanwhile, the statistical agency is grappling with a $29.3-million funding cut over the last two years. Liberal finance critic Scott Brison said the auditor general’s findings are part of a Conservative attitude toward data and scien-
tific evidence. “The Conservatives have used bad data to defend expanding the temporary foreign workers program at the cost of Canadians’ jobs,” said Brison. Statistics Canada withheld information on a quarter of Canadian communities, or three per cent of the population, because of the low quality of the data in the smaller areas. The biggest area had almost 10,000 residents, the region around Lake Simcoe in Ontario. The report said Statistics Canada needs to consider how it can better serve the needs of those who use information on smaller municipalities, including the towns themselves, non-governmental organizations and private companies.
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Employers in hard-hit regions of Canada have been hiring temporary foreign workers despite an abundance of domestic job-seekers, government data indicates, while at least two Conservative MPs have privately sounded alarm bells about the besieged federal program. Temporary foreign workers were the subject of a heated debate Tuesday in the House of Commons, when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau accused the Conservatives of contributing to joblessness in southwestern Ontario by allowing companies to hire for-
eign help. A recent report by the C.D. Howe Institute, a non-partisan public policy think-tank, suggested the program has also spurred joblessness in Alberta and B.C. “In Windsor, the number of unemployed workers has risen by 40 per cent while the number of foreign workers in the city has grown by 86 per cent,” Trudeau said. “Unemployment in London has risen by 27 per cent while the number of foreign workers has increased by 87 per cent.” Two different letters - one from Conservative MP Kellie Leitch,
now labour minister, and Alberta colleague Blake Richards - that posed even further embarrassments for the government on what’s become one of its most vexatious files. In an April 2012 dispatch to Transport Minister Denis Lebel, Leitch told of an Air Canada pilot in her riding who “expressed concern regarding the hiring of foreign crews and pilots who are driving down the salaries of Canadian pilots as well as contributing to the unemployment of Canadian pilots.” Lebel referred Leitch to other ministries. Richards, meantime, wrote to Diane
Finley in late 2009, raising similar concerns about CanJet’s hiring practices. Finley was then the minister of human resources and skills development. Questioned about the letters dur-
ing question period, Kenney thanked his Conservative colleagues for the information and suggested the government had cracked down on the use of temporary foreign workers in the aviation sector.
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THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - A man who was talking on his cellphone when he hit and injured two pedestrians in Winnipeg has been convicted of dangerous driving. Phone records and witness accounts were enough to persuade a judge to find Mahmud Ali guilty on two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Court heard Ali was on the phone and went through a red light. As a result, his van was hit, collided with a curb and rolled - hitting two people and injuring them. One pedestrian was badly hurt and was sent to hospital with a collapsed lung and five broken ribs.
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. The country’s top survey on job vacancies is too vague and doesn’t provide much value to governments and other users, the auditor general said Tuesday. Michael Ferguson’s latest report comes as the Conservative government faces scrutiny on alleged abuses of the temporary foreign workers program, which is meant to address labour shortages in certain sectors. Other surveys used by Ottawa to take stock of employment trends have also been criticized as inaccurate or incomplete. Ferguson said Statistics Canada’s survey of employment, payrolls and hours doesn’t provide specifics on the precise loca-
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ncreasing the supply of skilled tradespersons has rapidly become the country’s most critical educational need, yet barriers to training remain virtually unchanged. Applicants often face long waiting lists because funding hasn’t grown in concert with that need, while huge sums are being spent turning out postsecondary graduates with skills that are neither useful to their own future nor that of our country. To do their crucial job, Canada’s polytechnics and trades-training community colleges must receive a substantially larger portion of the funding pie. For students who get past the waiting lists, the next challenge is finding an inter-semester apprenticeship position. Many employers are reluctant to take on apprentices due to a perceived reduction in mentor productivity, but surveys show that having a helper makes journeypersons more productive, not less. Unfortunately, the disconnected 13 province and territory jurisdictional structure means that apprentices who manage to
find work in another province or territory may be barred from counting their on-the job-training hours towards journey-person status. A just-released report from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives calls for governments, educators and employers to “work together to sharply increase both the number and range of apprenticeships for young Canadians”. And now that the shortage of trades has shot to the top of the skills-gap agenda, we’re starting to see signs of progress. The Premiers of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan recently announced that apprentices will be able to move among their three provinces without having to re-start their training. These are positive steps, but what’s needed is complete harmonization of apprenticeship programs from coast to coast. OECD data shows that countries with the highest rates of apprenticeship also have the lowest youth unemployment. In Germany, more than half of post-secondary students enter apprenticeship programs, while apprentices make up just 2 per cent of
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Canada’s workforce. In February, Labour Minster Jason Kenny led a delegation to examine the skilled trades system that lies at the heart of the Germany’s stunning economic success. In stark contrast to Canada’s balkanized trades training environment, Kenny found that a positive partnership among educational institutions and employers, together with state and federal governments, was key to Germany’s success. Not surprisingly, the provinces facing the most acute skilled labour shortages feel the strongest sense of urgency. In B.C., Liquefied Natural Gas, mining and shipbuilding are projected to require some 400,000 skilled trades-
persons by 2020. To meet that goal, Premier Christy Clark has pledged to “reengineer the education system from high school to post-secondary”. And a recent report commissioned by her government recommends that at least 25 per cent of trade’s jobs on public infrastructure and LNG projects be filled by apprentices. The federal government could provide a huge national boost by implementing a similar requirement for its recently announced $14 billion New Building Canada Fund. Recognition that skills availability is a major factor in attracting economic development is well established in the Southern United States. When Yokohama was looking for a place to build a new 2,000 employee tire plant, the state of Mississippi won the investment by promising a new community college program that would train workers in the specific skills needed. Georgia clinched a deal for a new 1,400 employee Caterpillar plant by funding a similar industry-specific college program that, in the words of Caterpillar spokesperson
Lisa Millar, “. . . provides comprehensive, customized training to expanding and new businesses in the state.” Arkansas recently emulated Mississippi and Georgia by funding a new plant-specific skills development program called Fast Track. And in January, Florida announced a training program to help attract science and technology investments. The trend moved north last month when Wisconsin announced funding for workforce development that includes customized training for business. For far too long, governments have competed for investment by providing cash subsidies to corporations. But, sooner or later, businesses needing subsidies almost always fail, leaving bleak, abandoned plant sites. By contrast, as Premier Clark recently noted: “One of the terrific legacies of (training people for) these projects will be a highly skilled, highly qualified workforce . . . that will attract more investment”. Gwyn Morgan is a retired Canadian business leader who has been a director of five global corporations.
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It has been a long time since I wrote a letter to the editor but I cannot sit back and watch the City of Trail proceed with a “walking bridge” without going to their citizens with a referendum one more time. Council has, on one occasion, approached the people who voted down a regular traffic bridge. Yet, council went to referendum a number of times over our library when each of those referendums indicated that the citizens of Trail were fully supportive of a new library. I believe council should now approach the people for their opinion on what type of bridge they want to have. There seems to be three options: • demolition of the old bridge and construction of a pedestrian footbridge and sewer
line • maintaining the old bridge as for pedestrian use only • renovating the old bridge for both pedestrian and vehicle use (perhaps restricted to light traffic or emergency only traffic. Is the old bridge really a total write off and in no way fixable? There are some very old bridges that still being used safely today. Have the expert engineers said that this bridge cannot be fixed and is totally unusable? With all the industrial-based companies on the west side of the Columbia River (Castlegar to Trail) and the regional hospital on the east side, at a minimum we should be ensuring that there is an alternate crossing for emergency vehicles. Is
it really too unlikely that the Victoria St Bridge to become impassable at a time when people might need it the most? What is the detailed logic behind the argument that the old bridge absolutely cannot be used again opened to traffic (even if it is restricted to light or emergency only vehicles). What would the cost to the taxpayers be to have this bridge reopened? Would this option truly be over the $20 million mentioned in Mr. Gabana’s letter to the editor on April 22? I and many other that I have spoken to, would like this bridge dilemma to go to referendum indicating the three above options before any decisions are made. Lynn Gould, Trail
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Accessibility a growing problem in Trail When the city of Trail removed last year the handicapped space in front of the arena they said they would be fixing this in the spring. Their fix was the parking spot at the bottom of the hill. This was their solution. I guess they believed this made everything better. Well, they sure did that! They should try wheeling someone up from the bottom of the ramp. They would find out it is not so easy, especially if you are on the hefty side. Perhaps they are planning on buying electric wheelchairs for everyone who wants to go into the memorial centre since Trail has so much money. I can remember when the city modified streets to make Trail more accessible for peo-
ple with disabilities. Now Trail seems to be turning their backs on those who are dealing with handicaps and who don’t have a large budget for buying books. The library was always there for all to use. If they can access it, I don’t understand the logic when our population is aging to make a public building like the Trail Memorial Centre harder to use for people dealing with physical limitations. Unless this is part of their rebranding of Trail. After all, judging by the actions of the current council, Trail is rolling in money to spend on what they want. Look at the proposed walking bridge. About this bridge – If anyone walks over it they are apt to break their neck on Riverside sidewalk as it is a disgrace. They
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continue to rip up our street corners to put in more flower beds. Seems this is all they can think about is their grand schemes while basic maintenance on roads and sidewalks is ignored. Their focus is on this expensive footbridge. We could put in a skateboard park with a portion of the money the council is planning on spending without taxpayers approval on this bridge. The kids waiting for a skateboard park will be all grown up with kids of their own and Trail still won’t have a skateboard park. And anyone in a wheelchair will be looking at the Trail Memorial Centre remembering when it was accessible by all. Gladys Sedgewick Trail
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PEOPLE ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR CRITICAL CARE CAMPAIGN
OBITUARIES PAGE, MABEL “IRENE” – It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Irene Page on Friday, May 2nd at the age of 88. Irene was born December 16, 1925 in Young, Saskatchewan and was raised in Ontario. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1948 from the Ottawa Civic Hospital. She spent some time working in Toronto’s SickKids Hospital, after which, her adventurous spirit brought her to BC in 1951, where she met her future husband, John Page. She worked as a nurse in the Trail Regional Hospital in the Maternity Ward and after having her three sons, she continued with her career at the Medical Associates Clinic, retiring in 1985. Irene survived the biggest battle of her life, beating Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer at the age 56. Since 1983, she was an active volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Irene was instrumental in the formation of the Hospice and Palliative Care Program for Trail and District and sat with many people during their time of need. She was also a volunteer for the Trail and District Home Support Board, Choosing Wellness Program and along with her husband John, delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Irene enjoyed travelling with her husband John and brother and sister in law, John and Flora Gilbert. Together they visited Europe, Hawaii, New Orleans and throughout the United States. She was an avid downhill skier and passed her passion onto her boys. She also enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking and taking long walks in and around Sunningdale. Irene will live on in the hearts of her loving sons, Scott (Norma) of Rossland, Brian (Betty-Ann) of Victoria and Barry (Sherry) of Trail. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, her pride and joy: Michael, Andrea, Alec, Finn, Ryan and Dylan. As well, she is survived by her brothers John (Flora) and Harold Gilbert and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John, parents David and Elisabeth Gilbert, sister Betty, sisters-in-law, Susan and Isabelle and nephews Sean and Fergus. Irene was a tremendously
loving and caring person who touched many lives with her compassion and respect for all. She was a member of the Trail Seniors Association and the Trail United Church. A Memorial Service will the held on Friday, May 9th at 10:30 am at the Trail United Church, Trail, BC with Reverend Michael Hare officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Irene’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 3N6. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www. myalternatives.ca. *** BENNETT, VIOLET KATHLEEN “VI” – 1922 - 2014 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Violet Bennett announces her passing on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at 92 years of age. Vi was born on April 20, 1922 in West Wickham, Kent, England. She worked in an airplane factory during WWII where she met and married Albert “Pinky” Bennett who was serving with the Canadian Army. She immigrated to Canada in June of 1945 as a war bride and she and Pinky settled in Trail, BC where Vi raised their three daughters. Vi moved to Cranbrook in the mid 1990s to be closer to Hazel and Bonnie. Joseph Creek Care Village was Vi’s final home, where she received loving and devoted care from their giving team of workers. Left to mourn Vi’s passing are her daughters Hazel (Alex) McDonald of Moyie, BC, Carol Franson of Terrace, BC and Bonnie (Dan) Ward of Creston, BC, 7 wonderful grandchildren and 17 incredible-great grandchildren. Vi was predeceased by her loving husband Albert Howard Bennett in 1976. A private graveside service for Vi will be held in the Trail Cemetery in June of 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh. com
Collector hoarded massive art trove
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN - Cornelius Gurlitt’s long-secret hoard of 1,280 major artworks set off an international uproar last year over the fate of art looted by the Nazis. Now his death has triggered a new round of speculation over who will eventually own his unparalleled collection. A spokesman for the reclusive German collector, who died Tuesday at age 81 at his apartment in Munich, said Gurlitt had living relatives but he would not say who they are. SUBMITTED PHOTO It was also not With Teck’s donation of $5,000, the Critical Care Campaign has reached immediately clear another milestone. The campaign is 70 per cent to its goal with $350,000 whether Gurlitt had raised. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader Teck Metals written a will or whethLtd., presents this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH er a Munich court Health Foundation. would appoint a curator of estate, which is often done in Germany BILLY JACK JR. if there are open questions surrounding an inheritance. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS enjoy the outdoors as he did, and After much back and SEATTLE - From the time he was his passion on the issue of climate forth, Gurlitt eventualfirst arrested, at the age of 14, for change should serve as an inspira- ly agreed last month to fishing near his home, Billy Frank tion to us all.” a deal with the German Jr. had been a fierce and tireless Gov. Jay Inslee added his praise. government under champion for salmon, tribal sover“Billy was a champion of tribal which hundreds of eignty and the right of Northwest rights, of the salmon and the works he owned would tribes to fish in their traditional environment,” the governor said. be checked for possible waters. “He did that even when it meant Nazi-era pasts while Nearly 70 years of advocacy ended putting himself in physical danger staying in government on Monday when the Nisqually or facing jail.” hands. A spokeswoman tribal elder died at his home near Frank’s Landing, his family’s for the Bavarian Olympia. He was 83. home along the Nisqually River, Justice Ministry told Frank figured prominently in became a focal point for fish-ins. The Associated Press Northwest fish-in demonstrations Frank and others continued to put on Tuesday that deal of the 1960s and 1970s that eventu- their fishing nets in the river in defi- would be binding on ally led to sweeping changes in how ance of state fishing regulations,. all possible heirs. salmon and other fish are managed Demonstrations staged across the Initially, Gurlitt had in Washington state. Northwest attracted national atten- insisted that all of the He was arrested more than 50 tion, and the fishing-rights cause art work belonged to times for “illegal fishing” during was taken up by celebrities such as him and nobody else. the protests that came to be known the actor Marlon Brando, who was “Everybody involved as the fish wars. Patterned after the arrested with others in 1964 for - the authorities as sit-ins of the civil rights movement, illegal fishing from an Indian canoe well as private people the campaign was part of larger on the nearby Puyallup River. who think some of nationwide movement in the 1960s Salmon was central to his cul- the art may have once for American Indian rights. ture, as with most Northwest tribes, belonged to their fam“Today, thanks to his courage and Frank devoted decades of his life ilies - wants to know and determined effort, our resour- to ensuring that fish, water and the more than anything ces are better protected, and more tribal way of life were protected, said what’s going to haptribes are able to enjoy the rights Washington state Sen. John McCoy, pen to the collection,” preserved for them more than a a member of the Tulalip tribe. said Markus Stoetzel, century ago,” President Barack “It all revolved around fishing a German lawyer speObama said in a statement. “Billy and the ability to fish,” McCoy said. cializing on the restinever stopped fighting to make sure “He found it extremely important tution of Nazi-looted future generations would be able to that this tradition be maintained.” art.
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Subway testing hummus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Subway is testing hummus and thinner slices of deli meats that look more appealing as it looks to keep pace with changing eating trends. Tony Pace, Subway’s chief marketing officer, said in interview Tuesday that the chain began testing hummus as a topping in early April. Pace noted that many customers already order vegetarian sandwiches and that the chickpea spread would give people looking for meatless options another choice.
Women proposals OK but poll shows few marriages start that way
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington’s famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing. She said “yes” so fast he forgot to pull out the ring. Go to any wedding celebration this nuptial season, whether in a ballroom or backyard or church basement, and it’s a good bet you can trace the big day to a similar start, with different flourishes. If a man is marrying a woman somewhere in America, odds are that he proposed to her. That may seem obvious, but consider this: Three-fourths of Americans say it would be fine for the woman to do the proposing, in theory. In practice, only about 5 per cent of those currently married say the woman proposed, and the
figure is no higher among couples wed within the past 10 years. Attitudes actually seem to be trending the other way, an Associated Press-WE tv poll shows. Young adults are more likely than their elders to consider it “unacceptable” for a woman to do the asking. More than onethird of those under age 30 disapprove. In the survey, nearly half of single women who hope to get married someday say they would consider proposing. But the boy-asksgirl proposal still reigns, updated to a public art form in Facebook and YouTube videos that feature flash mobs or scavenger hunts or proposals while skydiving or swimming with dolphins. “Destination” proposals are trending, too, for men who want a California beach or the Eiffel Tower as the setting. There are even “proposal planners” who can help arrange flowers, musicians and a videographer. Ellie Pitts, a planner who works in Dallas
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for The Yes Girls, said the group has handled more than 350 proposals around the country and abroad, nearly all by men. “I think it probably takes a woman with a lot of guts to be able to do it,” said Pitts, who is newly engaged herself, to a man who did the asking. “At least in my experience with my girlfriends, women tend to be a little more ready to get engaged and move forward than men are, so asking the question before he asks might tend to backfire.” In the AP-WE tv poll, recently married couples were less likely to say they got engaged by “mutual agreement,” instead of through one partner’s proposal, than were people married longer. About one-quarter of those married at least 30 years say it was a mutual decision; that drops below one-tenth of those wed in the past decade.
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But the Ktunaxa announced Monday that they will continue to pursue the issue in court. “The Supreme Court of Canada already determined in 2004 that Canada’s Aboriginal peoples’ rights must be recognized and respected,” said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair. “Our beliefs are what make us Ktunaxa and being told that our sacred relationship regarding Qat’muk and its need for protection from this development are not important enough to stop the destruction of our sacred place should concern any British Columbian who cherishes the freedom to practice their religion without interference and respects constitutionally protected rights.” Jumbo Glacier
Resort has been approved by the B.C. government to begin construction on Jumbo Glacier, 55 kilometres west of Invermere. To the Ktunaxa, Qat’muk has great spiritual significance for its people as the home of the grizzly bear spirit. “As Ktunaxa, Qat’muk has always and will always be sacred, despite what any court tells us,” continued Teneese. “We will continue to fight the construction of the Jumbo Glacier Resort and appreciate the support we have received from the many non-Ktunaxa organizations, Kootenay residents and people far and wide who oppose this development.” The appeal will be heard in the British Columbia Court of Appeal later this year or in early 2015.
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The long-awaited announcement has finally arrived. The City of Kimberley received notice late last week that the federal and provincial governments will provide $1,034, 291 each for the Mark Creek Flume rehabilitation project. Pending Council approval, the City will also commit $1,034,291. Mayor Ron McRae says it is incredibly good news. “It is absolutely great news,” he said, adding that with this amount from the upper levels of government, and the City authorized by taxpayers to borrow up to $4.25 million, the total budget will be $6.8 million. “The 6.8 million will see the project totally complete,” McRae said. As for timing, McRae says it is highly unlikely that the contractors will be in the creek this construction season. However, there is still a lot of work to be done, such as surveying and preparing the sides.
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The Society for Friends of the Trail Skate Park (SFTSP) took the initiative and teamed up with Kootenay Skate Board Series for a fun day of skating and coaching at the Trail Memorial Centre’s Cominco Arena on Saturday. Over 100 people from ages four to 50 took their skateboards, scooters, and roller skates to the impromptu skate park in support of potentially a more permanent one in Greater Trail. “Only $212, 804 to go,” said Scott Daniels, chair of the SFTSP in an email. “For a $550,000 park, we are well on our way to seeing a skate park for youth in Trail because of the generosity of the community-minded businesses and individuals in the Greater Trail area.” The free event brought all ages and levels to together for riding, coaching, a game of skate, and prizes, while enjoying music performed by local band Roy Has Fire, and complimentary pizza from Panago. “It’s just to gain awareness of the skate park, and give the youth a place to come and play,” said Liz Johnston, coordinator of the Columbia Youth Community Development Centre
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Greater Trail athletes had stellar performances at the 13th annual Royal Canadian Legion West Kootenay Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Haley Park. Trail Track and Field coach and organizer Dan Horan was pleased with this year’s turnout that drew 140 participants. “That’s larger than any that we’ve had in quite a few years, actually that’s probably the largest,” said Horan. While strong winds delayed early events, the weather didn’t hamper the meet too badly, and Horan and the rest of the volunteers were able to complete over 100 events for another successful meet. Jim Bailey photo How Greater Trail Hudson den Biesen gets some major air time on this trick at the Friends athletes performed: of Trail Skate Park Society and Kootenay Skate Board Series event at the In the girls Track Cominco Arena on Saturday. and Field, 13-year-old (YCDC). “They’re their fundraising goal is expected to raise Trail Track and Field really itching to ride of $275,000. the other half of the Club athlete Elizabeth and play together. It’s “We just want to money required. Mayer swept almost been a great mixture show that we’re still The 8,000-square- every event on the track of groups, there’s here and we want the foot recreational facil- and on the field takyounger kids, there’s skate park to happen,” ity would be open to ing first place in the some here on their said Johnston. skateboarders, roller 100, 300, and 800 metre roller blades . . . it’s In June 2012, Trail skaters, in-line skat- runs, as well as tying just fun to get them council committed to ers, scooter riders and for first in the high altogether.” funding one half of the BMX bike riders. jump with a leap of 1.33 The proposed Skate estimated $550,000 The planned site for metres before winning Park has had to clear cost for the proposed the project is across the long jump and shot many hurdles over the skate park. from the Colombo put. Rossland’s Elyse years, but the Trail Before construc- Lodge in the Gulch. Vickers came second in skate park committee tion on the project For more informa- the 100-m sprint, and remains focused and moves forward, the tion, visit www.skate- Anna Farias took gold intent on achieving SkatePark committee trail.com in the discus, and came
Cunningham’s Providence Bruins onto Round 2 By Times Staff Warfield native Craig Cunningham and the seventh-seed Providence Bruins advanced to the second round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs after defeating the Springfield Falcons in the final game of their bestof-five quarter-final series. Cunningham scored a goal and added
an assist in Game 4 to tie the series in a 6-3 Bruins’ victory over the secondseeded Falcons. In a wild Game 5 on Saturday, the P-Bruins came back from a 3-1 deficit in the first period to skate to a 6-3 victory to win the Eastern Conference quarter-final series. The Bruins now take on the sixth seed Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in
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second in the shot put. In the nine-yearold girls category Rhys Drezdoff also cleaned up with gold in all her events, while 10-yearold Sadie Joyce from Glenmerry took first place in the 60 and 100-m dash, and a gold in the high jump. Rossland’s Jendaya Shields also had a great day taking home the first-place ribbon in the long jump, shot put, and 60-m hurdles, second in the 100m, and third place in the 60-m dash. Maya Amantea also excelled with second place finishes in the 600-m run, long jump and shot put, and a bronze in the 60-m hurdles. In one of the most competitive categories, 11-year-old Megan Caron from Glenmerry Elementary raced to first in the 60- and 100 m dash, and in the long jump, while Ava Farias of the Trail Track Club took home gold in the 60m hurdles, and a record breaking run in the 600-m event, while claiming silver in the 60 and 100-m dash, and long jump. Trail Track Club’s Taylor Servatius won gold in the high jump, and placed second in the 60 m hurdles, while
Sydney Spence won second in the 60-m hurdles, and third in the high jump. In the 12-year-old girls division, Sage Stefani of Rossland took gold in the long jump and discus, and raced to silver in the 100 and 300-m sprints, 80-m hurdles, and high jump. Her Golden City counterpart, Allison Plamondon, also performed well, with gold in the high jump, second in the long jump and bronze in the 100 and 300-m sprints, and 80-m hurdles. Also in one of the most demanding events, September Stefani won bronze in the girls 14-15 Outdoor Pentathlon. In the boys nineyear-old category Calvin Morrison was the one to beat as the Trail Track Club athlete won gold in the 60, 100, and 600-m runs, high jump, long jump, and shot put, while Ryan Hartleb captured silver in the 60 and 100-m dashes, and long jump and bronze in the shot put. Cristobal Ruiz of Rossland took home second place in the shot put and third in the long jump and 60-m run. See TRACKING, Page 12
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FROM PAGE 11 The Golden City’s Nick Scully was golden in the 10-year-old division claiming first in the 60 and 100-m dashes and in the long jump. Will Kusy meanwhile took home silver in the 60 and 100, and a bronze in the 600-m run. Simon Impey captured a pair of first-place ribbons in the 60-m hurdles and high jump, came second in the 600-m run and third in the 100-m dash. Judah Makway meanwhile raced to a blistering 600 m gold medal with a time of 2:18.3, and took second in the long jump. In the boys 11-year-olds Noel Morrison of the Trail Track Club won bronze in the shot put while teammate Sammy King took third spot in the discus.
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news conference. The Predators reached the Western Conference semifinals in 2011 and 2012 but missed the playoffs the past two seasons. Laviolette will take over in Nashville once he finishes coaching the United States at the 2014 World Championship. He said in a statement he loves the Predators’ nucleus starting with defenceman Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne. “My challenge will be to impart a system that enables our young forwards to thrive and reach their offensive potential,” Laviolette said. “Being a perennial Stanley Cup contender requires buy-in, passion and commitment from every player on the roster. I can’t wait to get to Nashville and get started on our journey.”
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant has won his first NBA MVP award. The Thunder announced the honour Tuesday ahead of an afternoon news conference. Durant, a 6-foot-9 forward, won his fourth scoring title in five years by averaging 32 points per game. While three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook was out of the lineup following his most recent knee surgery, Durant averaged 35 points and
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Selkirk gets $1 million Minister denies role in conservation officer decision for pre-med program CASTLEGAR
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THE NELSON STAR A first-of-its-kind pre-med program at Selkirk College aimed at encouraging students to pursue rural medicine has received $1 million from the provincial government and the Doctors of BC. The funding will support the college to launch a new three-year program intended to provide more educational opportunities for rural and Aboriginal students interested in practising medicine in a rural setting. “We recognize the challenges faced by rural communities in recruiting and retaining doctors,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “The new program at Selkirk College recognizes that people who have roots in rural B.C. are more likely to stay in those communities and this program is an innovative way to encourage rural students to pursue their interest in medicine.” The unique curriculum weaves together courses tailored to practising rural medicine, such as small business management, with courses recommended for the Medical College Admissions Test and admission to medical school. The program will also provide opportunities for community placements and participation in rural health research projects. Students will also receive training aimed at developing skills such as mediation, selfawareness, resiliency, team building and leadership to support them throughout their careers.
Minister Bill Bennett is denying any involvement in the decision to remove the conservation officer position from Revelstoke. Bennett was implicated in the decision after documents received through a freedom of information request indicated he gave approval for the position to be moved from the community. “Lori just heard back from the Minister’s office and Minister Bennett is supportive of moving the position in Revelstoke,” wrote Danielle Jmieff, the division issues manager for BC Parks and the Conservation Officer Service (COS), in an e-mail. The e-mail was sent to Doug Forsdick, the chief superintendent of the COS. Lori is likely Lori Halls, the assistant deputy minister for BC Parks and
the COS. The documents were obtained through a freedom of information request and provided to the Times Review by Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald (NDP). “Input from the community of Revelstoke was neither asked for nor included in the decision to remove Revelstoke’s conservation officer. Instead, the ministry was more interested in consulting with Bill Bennett, the MLA for Kootenay East, who supported this very serious cut to the community,” said Macdonald, in a news release. “It is beyond ridiculous that the way decisions are made on such important issues is for an entire ministry of professionals to await the final word of a guy who knows absolutely nothing about the conservation service or the community of
Revelstoke.” Bennett responded by calling the accusation “inaccurate” and “just not true.” He said as the lone government MLA in the Kootenays, he was notified about the decision as he often is when matters come up regarding the region, but that was the extent of his involvement. “It’s not my ministry, it’s not my riding. I’m not in a position, nor do I have the authority or the expertise to sign off on this decision or post a decision,” he told the Times Review. “Until today, I hadn’t
Much of the information obtained in the FoI request is redacted so it is not known why Bennett was involved in the conservation officer decision. The COS is part of the Ministry of the Environment, whose minister is MLA Mary Polak. In a letter to the Times Review sent in January, B.C. Minister of the Environment Mary Polak said that have two officers in Golden and two in Invermere, “would provide the best level of service to the entire [Columbia Kootenay] zone.
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wanted. Or maybe she thinks you could get these things for yourself, especially if the money comes from the same account. We suspect your real issue is that your wife seems to value her friends more than her husband. This certainly merits a discussion. Please talk to your wife. Tell her you are hurt and ask whether more is going on than meets the eye. Dear Annie: It’s graduation time again. A while back, a teacher asked you about graduation gifts for students. You said, “Many graduates deeply appreciate a personal letter from a teacher expressing positive thoughts
such a busy time, but I ask that when inviting a teacher, coach, church youth leader or any other adult who may have had a positive effect on your children’s lives, please include a personal note in the invitation. Here’s mine: “Having you as a music teacher has meant so much to ‘Sally’ that we would be honored if you could join us in celebrating her graduation. You already have given her the priceless gift of a passion for music, so please don’t feel obligated to bring anything else. Your presence at her party would be the greatest gift you could give her.” -- Maryland Parent Dear Maryland: Thank you for reminding teachers, parents and students that personal notes of appreciation, whether accompanied by gifts or not, are cherished for years to come. Now is the time to get started.
Dear Annie: My eyes teared up reading the letter from “Lucky and Appreciative Married Man” and the kind things he said about his wife. I am 30 years old and have been married for three years. I can only hope that one day
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Dear Annie: When my birthday was coming up, I told my wife about a piece of technology I really wanted and asked her to buy it for me. It cost $300. She said it was too expensive and didn’t get me anything except a card. In the past three weeks, she has purchased three birthday gifts for friends, each costing roughly $100. She put in a ton of effort to find exactly the right gift. Am I justified in feeling hurt by this snub? Should I talk to her about it, or am I being petty? -- Ignored Dear Ignored: We certainly can understand why you would be miffed that your wife has no problem spending $300 on friends and nothing on you. But some people don’t like being told what to buy, because it takes all the joy out of the occasion. Or perhaps your wife disapproved of the piece of technology you
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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, May 8, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Health issues might be confusing today. Be careful about infections or food that might not be safe to eat. Even your job will be a bit confusing. (Yikes.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Parents should be extravigilant about their children today, because accidents related to chemicals, poisons and bad food are possible. Remove all possible hazards from young people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family discussions might be confusing today, especially if someone cries crocodile tears. It’s hard to know how to help someone if you’re uncertain whether they are genuine. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might drift off into Never-Never Land, with fantasies and daydreaming today. Don’t worry; it’s just
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GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet 1 & 2 bdrm. apts. available. 250-368-8391 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Jun.1st. 250-368-9810 Townhouse Glenmerry 3bdrm. F/S. $850/mo. Longterm only. 250-368-5908 TRAIL, 1&2bd. Heat, blinds, partially furn. Close to town, park, bus route. 250-364-1129 TRAIL, 2BDRM. Glenmerry. Newly reno’d, perfect for senior, no stairs. N/P. Utilities included. 250-368-1312. 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
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Notice To Creditors And Others
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 Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.
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 Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.
Michael Albert Tadevic, Executor c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, B.C. V1 R 4B1
Dave Tjader, Executor c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, B.C. V1 R 481
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Trail Times
What you see ...
Sylvia Defosse photo (left) Geri Coe photo (right)
Springtime is the perfect opportunity to focus on the birds and the bees. Sylvia Defosse spotted this busy bee by Syringa Creek Park on Saturday. Meanwhile Geri Coe had a visit from a white-crowned sparrow who staked a claim to her Warfield bird feeder. If you have a photo you would like to share with our readers email it to editor@ trailtimes.ca
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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.
Small and compact this home offers the perfect place for a single or couple at a very affordable price. Many upgrades include a newer kitchen, upgraded bathroom, some wiring and plumbing, air conditioning and more! Call now before it’s gone!
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2083 Valleyview Drive, Trail
Super family home - 4+ bedroom/1.5 bathrooms. This air conditioned home has been lovingly cared for by the same family for the past 62 years. Very clean and has had some updates which would make this an excellent home for the family.
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Great value in this 3 bdrm/ 2 bath home! Gas fireplace, large windows, generous sized rooms and original hardwood are just a few of the features. Come take a look! Call Terry 250-231-1101
Saturday May 10 1:30-3:30pm
1360 - 2nd Avenue, Trail
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Interior completely new since 2006. This charmer offers level access, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, unfinished basement, fully fenced and landscaped yard with underground sprinklers, dog run, as well as a carport. This little gem will go quickly! Don’t wait call now!
757 Waterloo Road, Castlegar
613 Forrest Drive, Warfield
Spectacular WATERFRONT! Immaculate 2011 home on a landscaped .72 acre lot on the river. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, oak flooring and large windows that offer stunning views of the river! The list goes on. This one is a must see!
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.
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85 Forsythia Drive, Fruitvale
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8327 Highway 3B, Trail
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2000 Lookout Street, Trail
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!
Move into this stunning home and be sit by the fabulous custom-designed inground pool this summer! Fantastic package includes Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floors, pleasing floor plan and lots of space. 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths and 2 gas fireplaces all on 1/3 of an acre. Call for your personal viewing.
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!
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2302 Happy Valley Rd, Rossland
239 Simonds Street, Warfield
Cute as a button with updated wiring, plumbing and new flooring. Covered carport, shed, sun deck and fenced yard. Check it out, you will be pleasantly surprised!
Stunning home and property! Located on over 6 acres of prime land, this meticulously designed and built home offers mature landscaping, open, sunny floor plan and views from every window. Inground swimming pool, 6 stall barn, the list goes on. Call today!
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640 Shelley Street, Warfield
$226,000 Well maintained 3 bdrm family home with lots of upgrades! Bright sun room, amazing views, new flooring, paint, trim, railing, electrical and windows. Call your realtor today to view! Call Christine (250) 512-7653