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Teachers joined in walkout by support staff No pay for respecting picket lines BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Teachers were not the only ones taking a stand for a negotiated deal Tuesday, as support staff joined them in their message outside School District 20 facilities. Approximately 200 members of Local 1285 (including educational assistants, custodians, clericals and maintenance) lost a day's pay to help their union brothers and sisters in their fight for fair bargaining. Support staff was directed not to cross the picket lines and refrain from performing their regular duties, unlike the last teacher strike that was treated more like and “informative session” and members like custodian Roger Smith didn't drop the mop. “I support the teachers 150 per cent because to me it's ludicrous that this government feels that they have the power to bargain in a manner that isn't fair,” said Smith, CUPE 1285 president. “You think at least you're going to be respected and have people on the other side of the table willing to listen but with what the government has come out with ‘If you don't sign we're going to take some of your wages away.’ That right there is indication as to what this government feels about teachers and public education in general.” He's referring to the latest development, where school districts are formalizing their plan to cut teacher pay for strike action with a stop-work order that takes effect 45 minutes before and after school hours and during lunch and recess breaks. The partial lockout, which came into effect Monday, mirrors the B.C. Teachers' Federation's first stage of strike action, and is an attempt to bolster the B.C. Public School Employers' Association case for cutting salaries by 10 per cent in response to the strike action. Meanwhile, Premier Christy Clark is hoping a Labour Relations Board meeting on Thursday will jumpstart a resolution to the teachers’ dispute within 48 hours. Clark says the government’s negotiators and the teachers’ union will meet with the LRB over lockout provisions that include a 10 per cent pay cut for teachers. See NEGOTIATIONS, Page 3


First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during Tuesday’s mock disaster scenario. The real-time simulated incident was a training opportunity for Teck and its mutual aid partners to further refine and enhance emergency preparedness plans.

Mock disaster puts responders to the test BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

It’s been six years since the last major disaster happened in Trail – mock disaster that is. At 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, the call went out for all first responders to suit up for an ammonia gas leak on a rail car at Teck Trail Operations’ fertilizer plant in Warfield. The “unplanned vapour release” on Bingay Road was the first real-time

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mock incident in a sequence of simulated scenarios organized by the Trail plant in a joint emergency response exercise with its mutual aid partners in the regional district and local municipalities. “This training scenario was designed in order to incorporate all the participating agencies,” said Catherine Adair, Teck’s community relations leader. “And best ensure that all the first responders are prepared in the unlikely

event that an incident may occur.” Teck’s fire crew and highly trained emergency personnel were first on the scene to secure the area before jumping into safety gear including gas masks and using the truck’s water hoses to dissipate the vapour cloud. Once the air cleared, crews pulled the volunteer rail car operator to safety. To cap off the pseudo-gas leak located on the top of the train, two crew See DRILL, Page 2

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Drill builds teamwork FROM PAGE 1 members zipped into hazmat suits with self-contained breathing apparatus for protection against the (fake) toxic ammonia plume. The second leg of the exercise had the vapour leak crossing the road outside the fence of the operation, causing a two-car vehicle collision and the need for first responders to use the jaws of life for rescue. By this point, 15 members of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) were on site, with 10 staff members from the Village of Montrose, City of Trail, Village of Warfield and regional district using the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to support site operations. “The exercise is extremely valuable to provide an opportunity for agencies and staff to work together in a non-emergency setting,” said Dan Derby, KBRFR deputy regional fire chief and emergency program coordinator. “The key focus of the whole exercise is to build capacity

to support our communities,” he continued. “During the exercise planning we’ve been able to build and strengthen new and existing relationships that will be invaluable during an emergency. “These relationships alone mean the exercise was a success.” The activation of the regional EOC, located in the basement of Grreater Trail Community Centre for this event, provided team members experience in notification, evacuation alerts, mapping, media relations and logistics in the event of a real-life emergency. Using a mix of staff from four local governments was a key focus in mobilizing the EOC, said Derby. “This is a great test of our regional model and one we have trained hard for to ensure the team can provide necessary services.” Additional participating agencies included the BC Ambulance Service, FortisBC, Canadian Red Cross, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Emergency Management BC.

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Power outages hit Greater Trail homes

By Times Staff A strong windstorm and equipment malfunction combined to cut power off to a large swath of Greater Trail on Monday. Afternoon gusts of wind, topping 30 kilometres per hour, sent power lines to the ground in Montrose around 4 p.m., causing a power outage to a section of that community. A tree fell on a power line and knocked out power to 20 customers for four hours, according to

FortisBC spokesperson Grace Pickell. Around 6 p.m. on Monday, FortisBC said an equipment malfunction, and resulting safety precautions, at Beaver Creek caused a power outage to 4,700 customers in Trail and the Beaver Valley for approximately 10 minutes. Fortunately crews were already on site repairing the malfunction when safety precautions were activated, which resulted in the brief outage.

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Bodies potentially located The Nelson Star RCMP say the bodies of three local youths missing since a canoe accident on Slocan Lake 16 days ago may have been located. Police were contacted Monday by the owner of Ralston & Associates, Idaho-based underwater recovery specialists hired by some of the families to continue searching after police suspended their search. In a news release, Sgt. Darryl Little said the youths were found in about 500 feet of water, further from shore than originally reported.

Additional equipment is being brought in from the Lower Mainland to assist in recovery efforts, which are expected to take place today. The RCMP dive team has also been recalled to the scene. Jule Wiltshire-Padfield, 15, Hayden Kyle, 21, and Skye Donnet, 18, have been missing since their canoe capsized in Bigelow Bay as they were en route from New Denver to Rosebery. Lily Harmer-Taylor, 19, was pulled from the canoe but died in hospital.


Man dies in logging accident

The Nelson Star A 35-year-old Nelson man died Tuesday morning in a logging accident in the Beasley area. RCMP said at about 8:30 a.m. they were called the accident near Smallwood Creek Forest Service

Road. Sgt. Darryl Little said it appeared the man was hit by a tree, claiming his life, although the exact circumstances have yet to be determined. WorkSafeBC and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.

Pickets were up and school was out during a one-day walkout by School District 20 teachers on Tuesday. Above, teachers at J.L. Crowe Secondary got honks of support from passers-by. Teachers at Webster Elementary (right and left) were joined by support staff on the line.

Negotiations a never-ending story FROM PAGE 1 The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union joined districts across the province in rotating strikes this week as part of the second stage of job action. “I do believe that they have the right to ask for whatever monetary restitution that they deem necessary to bring them up to par with the rest of teachers in Canada,” said Smith. “Class composition was taken away from them illegally by the Liberal government and that

was ruled in BC Supreme Court that it was illegal so I really feel for them because they’re being treated as fourth-class citizens, for lack of a better term.” Smith fears this is foreshadowing. He has been up to his ears in contract negotiations since he became president of his union last year. CUPE 1285’s contract is up at the end of June and much like it does for teachers, negotiations feel like a never ending story. He said healthy bargaining shouldn’t stretch for the dur-

ation of a contract, which was the case for support staff. CUPE negotiated for 18 months before coming to a two-year agreement this winter and are now preparing for further talks this summer. “As soon as we signed it right away it was like OK now we’ve got to get our proposals for the next round,” he said. “I’d like to see all the public unions in B.C. say ‘To hell with you, we’re all walking out and supporting the teachers’ — it’s long overdue.”

BC Transit offers up free rides for grads in June Student events impacted by dispute

Submitted TRAIL – A record number of BC Transit communities are helping high school graduates celebrate their accomplishments with GradPASS. The special pass offers two days of free, unlimited transit travel during the month of June. A total of 19,500 GradPASS cards will be given to Grade 12 students in 30 communities. GradPASS was first introduced in Vancouver in 1988 as part of the Counterattack Program. The Victoria Regional Transit System embraced the program in 1990. Over the past 24 years, the number of participating communities

has grown. Last year, there were 20 communities involved in the program. In 2014, GradPASS will be given to students in Trail, Rossland and several other communities around B.C. “The safety of young people is of paramount concern, and the province, local governments, BC Transit and parents support students’ smart decisions to take transit during graduation celebrations,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “I congratulate this year’s high school grads and wish them well on their journey forward.”

Students are bracing for how this job action will further impact their school activities after the school board cut break times by 15 minutes across the district, resulting in elementary students losing their 15 minute recess. Locally this was done as a means of lessening the duty for district management staff, who were responsible for before-school, recess and after-school supervision since teachers refuse to perform those duties as part of their strike action. Superintendent of schools Greg Luterbach just informed parents that the district elementary track and field meet scheduled for May 28-29 has been cancelled. If no agreement is reached, secondary school teachers will be locked out June 25

and 26, and all BCTF members will be locked out June 27, a year-ending administrative day. Locally, provincial exams are scheduled from June 18-26, according to the SD20 schedule found on the district website. Prior to making a comment, Luterbach told the Trail Times SD20 is still trying to get a handle on what the news means and how it will impact the Kootenay-Columbia. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association says that it has no intention of using its partial lockout actions against B.C. teachers to block their participation in endof-school performances or ceremonies. But rumblings about what graduation will look like if this dispute is not settled has many anticipating disappointment. – Rossi

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Domestic violence spikes crime rate By Alistair Waters Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna’s top cop says he believes awareness about reporting domestic violence is the biggest reason the city has one the highest domestic violence rates in the country, according to Statistic Canada. But RCMP Supt. Nick Romanchuk says just because it is now easier to report, that doesn’t mean his officers plan to ease up on tackling the issue. Romanchuck told

Kelowna city council Monday one of his department’s top priorities for 2014 is a five per cent reduction in repeat victimization for domestic violence and another five per cent reduction in repeat offenders of the same crime. Last year saw a 4.5 per cent increase in that crime. But he said by changing its approach from one of focusing on making it easier and more comfortable for victims to report to going after repeat

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Romanchuck said he expects to “break even” this year when it comes to the crime rate, adding a drop of 13 per cent over two years is “not that bad.” One of the reasons he gave for the sharp increase in the first part of this year was a robbery crime spree by a group of young teens who targeted stores using knives, replica weapons and bear spray. He said police were surprised to discover the perpetrators were as young as 13, 14 and 15. Calling them kids from good homes, he said it appeared they got together and decided to commit the crimes for “something to do.” He declined to call them an organized youth gang, but agreed they were a gang of youths. The young offenders have now been caught, he said, and that should help

reduce the amount of crime in the city. Included in the police priorities for this year, are five per cent increases in charges against prolific offenders, organized crime “targets,” a 10 per cent decrease in Criminal Code charges, and five per cent increases in breach charges, street check files—when suspicious individuals are stopped at night and questioned by police— and drug charges. The Kelowna detachment has a total of 250 officers covering Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and surrounding rural areas. A total of 165 of those officers are funded for the City of Kelowna. With the city adding new officers in recent years following a consultant’s report that said 22 new RCMP members are required here, Romanchuck said 19 of those 22 are now on the job here.

Campers leave trail of death and destruction By Kathy Michaels

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Cleaning up after campers isn’t a novelty for Okanagan conservation officers, but the trail of carnage left by a group who took to the hills above the valley this past long weekend has them frustrated. “We always get a little bit more wild behaviour on the long weekends, but May long weekend is usually the worst,” said conservation officer Sgt. Jim Beck. Up in the forested area that straddles the hills above Peachland and Summerland, that observation was reinforced. “Through our Report All Poachers and Polluters line, an individual called in and said they heard a ruckus in the Headwaters Lake area and they went in after the dust settled to see what was left behind,” he said. What they found was a truckload of garbage and creatures protected under the wildlife act, slaughtered. “There were some songbirds they killed and a beaver was shot and partially skinned,” said Beck, noting that it was clear from the beaver’s corpse that the effort to remove its pelt was rudimentary at best. “It’s senseless killing. “We deal with all kinds of wildlife offences, and from time-to-time we get something like this.” The majority of outdoor enthusiasts aren’t bent on destruction and have an appreciation of natural resources, he said. “Groups like these tend to be disrespectful,” he said. “(This group) had guns, but that doesn’t mean they’re hunters. They were discharging firearms all through the night.”


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offenders, he hopes to see the rate here drop. In addition, as part of the police effort, the Kelowna RCMP plans to add another officer to its existing oneofficer anti-domestic violence unit and team up the two officers with representatives of Elizabeth Fry and Ministry of Child and Family Services to work out of the RCMP detachment on Doyle Avenue. “That will provide a more holistic service,” said Romanchuk. Following his presentation to council, the superintendent said he doesn’t believe the actual level of domestic violence here is greater than in other major centres. Domestic violence was just part of a spike in crime here in the first part of the year that Romanchuk said has seen an overall jump of six per cent. Last year, overall crime dropped in Kelowna by about 13 per cent.



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Home affordability becoming more of a stretch and likely to get worse: RBC


Mom credits social media for baby’s safe return THE CANADIAN PRESS TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - The mother of a 16-hour-old infant abducted from a Quebec hospital says she’s grateful to all the people who helped bring her baby back safe and sound. Police issued an Amber Alert on Monday night after the newborn was allegedly snatched Briefs from the mother’s hospital room in Trois-Rivieres by a woman wearing scrubs and posing as a nurse. A group of locals who recognized the suspect in a security-camera photo released on social media have been credited with helping police apprehend the woman and recover the baby three hours later. Melissa McMahon posted a message today on her Facebook page, thanking hospital staff, police, the media and the public for helping find her daughter Victoria. McMahon says she wouldn’t have Victoria in her arms today without the help of the thousands of people who rapidly shared the Amber Alert and the photo of the suspect on social media.

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - It’s becoming increasingly difficult for families to own a home in Canada and affordability is only expected to get worse going forward, according to the Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). With house prices continuing to rise, RBC said its affordability index deteriorated in the first quarter of this year - the third quarter that has happened out of the last four - with the deterioration particularly acute in the hot markets of Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. And RBC chief economist Craig Wright says keeping up with the cost of home ownership in the future is likely going to be an even bigger stretch for households. “If prices continue to accelerate in key Canadian markets in



Senior sets trap for thief THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - The quick thinking of an 82-year-old woman who used a spy camera to catch a thief red-handed has led to a former Winnipeg home-care worker being sentenced to two years of probation for theft. Myrna Jacqueline McDougall, who is 54, blamed her misdeeds on work and personal stress when she pleaded guilty to the charge Monday. Court heard McDougall was nabbed taking $25 last June from the purse of Viola Dufresne, who suspected someone had stolen nearly $1,100 over a six-month period from her apartment but had no proof. McDougall only admitted to the one incident caught on surveillance. Dufresne has previously said she purchased the camera, which was disguised as a clock radio, after a police officer mentioned how a friend had set up surveillance to catch thieves breaking into his cottage. Justice officials say they’ve never seen a case quite like this, where someone of the victim’s age essentially launched their own successful investigation.

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the near term, affordability could come under pressure,” the report points out. “The eventual normalization of monetary policy (interest rates) will lead to substantial increases in interest rates over the medium term, which could be too much for other affordability determinants to counteract,” it adds. The affordability index measures the percentage of pre-tax household income that is needed to service the cost of owning a home at current market prices, including payments for a mortgage, utilities and property taxes. A reading of 50 per cent means service costs swallow up half of a household’s pretax income. Nationally, the index rose by 0.1 points to 43.2 per cent for detached bunga-

lows and 0.3 points to 49.0 per cent for twostorey homes, while the measure for condos dipped 0.1 points to 27.9 per cent. But that was an average calculation. Vancouver’s affordability index rose 0.9 points to 82.4 per cent; Toronto’s by 0.2 points to 56.1 and Calgary’s by 0.9 points to 34.5. In Ontario as a whole, the affordability measure of 44.9 per cent for bungalows and 51.0 for two-storey homes represented a 24-year high. Still, the affordability measure has more relevance to newer home buyers since the vast majority of Canadians will have bought their homes in the past, when prices were lower. And there was good news in some markets. The affordability index fell 0.5 points to 36.4

Tax cuts help middle class

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canada’s budget watchdog says Canadians are paying Ottawa about $30 billion less this year - or a little less than $1,000 per person - due to tax changes introduced in the past decade. The Parliamentary Budget Officer calculates in a new report that personal income taxes have been cut by about $17.1 billion through a variety of changes introduced since 2005. And the two-percentage point cut in the GST has resulted in a $13.3-billion saving this year. Another way of representing the numbers is that Ottawa would have a healthy surplus today if not for the tax cuts. The PBO did not calculate savings or lost revenue due to corpor-

ate tax reductions due to what the office said was data limitations. Most, but not all of the tax reduction measures, have occurred under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper, which took office in February 2006. By comparison, the many spending reductions and job cuts introduced by the Harper Conservatives will result in about $12.5 billion in savings for the government in the current 2014-15 fiscal year. Despite some criticism in this area, the PBO says the lion’s share of the tax savings have gone to low middle income earners - households with incomes between $12,200 and $23,000. The lowest and highest 10 per cent of income earners have benefited the least from the changes.


per cent in Ottawa and by 0.2 points to 32.9 per cent in Edmonton. The Atlantic region remained relatively soft with declines of 0.4 points to 31.2 and 25.9 per cent for bungalows and condos respectively. The index rose a modest 0.2 points to 36.2 per cent for two storey-homes, still well

below the long-term average for the region. Meanwhile, RBC said the erosion in affordability does not pose any immediate threat to the health of the Canadian housing market and that the Bank of Canada is not expected to begin nudging interest rates higher until the middle of 2015.

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Local infrastructure projects run amok


n 2012, local governments across B.C. spent more than $8 billion and it’s a pretty safe bet that a good chunk of it was spent on infrastructure projects. Most of the projects flew under the provincial radar. Out of sight, out of mind. Cost overruns rarely made a media ripple outside of the affected community. Yet, through various cost sharing formulas, we’re all on the hook for them, whether it’s the Vancouver Convention Centre expansion or new roads in Campbell River. It’s why a recent audit by B.C.’s new auditor general for local governments, Basia Ruta, should raise some red flags. Last month – in the office’s first ever performance audit of local government procurement – Ruta stated that “the integrity of the capital procurement process in Rossland has been compromised and many of the transactions we reviewed did not meet the standards taxpayers would expect of their local government.” Strong stuff.

Ruta also cherry-picked Sechelt’s new Water Resource Centre (euphemism for sewage treatment plant) as one of five other performance audits her office is now undertaking. No surprise. What started out as a $10 million facility five years ago has morphed into a $25 million boondoggle that’s still devouring cash. Under Sechelt’s original plan, the existing facility’s downtown site was to be sold for redevelopment to help fund the new plant which was to be built on an industrial site on the outskirts of town. Then council did an about face and announced that the new plant would be built on the existing site after all. And although he vehemently denies it, the fact that the mayor’s $1.16-million home is only a few hundred metres from that industrial site undoubtedly had little to do with council’s change of heart. Sechelt’s new plant has a capacity of 4,000 cubic metres per day. Just down the coast in Gibsons, they built a 6,000 cubic metres




per day plant for $5.4 million in 2005. However, ratepayers can take some solace in the mayor’s belief that the sewage plant will be a tourist attraction, giving rise to a possible new tourism pitch: “come for the scenery, stay for the smell.” Then there’s the mother of all sewage treatment plants: the $782.7 million Capital Regional District Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program or CAWTP for short. CAWTP has run into two small snags: a secret real estate deal that didn’t work out so well once it wasn’t so secret and Esquimalt council giving a firm

thumbs down to the CRD’s rezoning application for McLoughlin Point. To date CAWTP has eaten up $65 million of its budget without so much as a sod-turning ceremony or for that matter a site to turn sod on. Costs may increase by a further $13.7 million to pay for barging construction materials in and adding a new oxidation treatment. Meanwhile, Victoria is also looking for answers as to how its $92.8 million Johnson St. bridge replacement project ballooned in price by $7.9 million before a girder has been put in place. Other B.C. communities face infrastructure problems of a different kind. Lillooet, population 2,322, will soon have a new $10.1 million water plant with a capacity of 5.9 million litres a day. Someone must see big things for “B.C.’s little nugget,” because according to Environment Canada the average residential water use in Canada was 274 litres per person per day in 2009. So why do so many

projects in B.C. go over budget while others seem so out of whack with a community’s needs? Partly, parochial politics. As the mayor of one Lower Mainland community wrote on his Facebook page about one project: “This isn’t a city project, so I have little to do with it (and therefore no reason to defend it).” To his credit he did. Local councils could also help matters by not concluding multimillion dollar deals entirely behind closed doors. Sunlight goes a long way to achieving buy-in and if ratepayers don’t feel part of the process from day one, chances are they’ll fight it every step of the way starting day two. And finally, just as too many cooks can spoil the broth, too many bosses can wreak havoc with public works budgets. Every project needs one official who takes ownership of it: from design to ribbon cutting. Dermod Travis is the executive director of IntegrityBC.

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onducting an orderly countries in the 1930s was “not retreat is the hardest unlike what Putin is doing thing not only in war now”. Prince Charles is well but also in politics, known for saying silly things, as Russian President Vladimir but what he said in Canada Putin is now learning. His own sounded quite sensible to many desire to avoid humiliation people in the West. That is a big gets in the way of rapid disen- problem for Putin. gagement from a losing battle, Putin’s seizure of Crimea which why he waitfrom Ukraine, ed until two days though completebefore last Sunday’s ly illegal, was not Ukrainian presithe first step in his dential election to plan for world consay that he would quest. That is prerespect the result. posterous: Russia And even then he is a relatively poor said “respect”, not country of only 140 GWYNNE “recognize”. million people. But The Ukrainian it is a regrettable election went well. fact of life that the World Affairs Petro Poroshenko, Hitler analogy has a minor-league oligarch with a powerful grip on the popubusiness interests in Russia, lar imagination throughout won convincingly in the first Europe and North America, and round, and 60 percent of voters Putin’s aimless belligerence has actually showed up at the polls. been setting him up in Western Even in Donetsk province, minds as the next Hitler. where most city centres are He was very cross when occupied by separatist gunmen, his tame Ukrainian president, seven out of twelve district elec- Viktor Yanukovych, was overtoral commissions were able to thrown by protesters after operate normally. It’s a good he obeyed Putin’s demand to start on stabilising the country. break off trade talks with the So why didn’t Putin just say European Union. Putin pun“recognize, when that is clear- ished Ukraine by annexing ly what he will have to do in Crimea, and he started doing the end if Russia and Ukraine some heavy breathing about are to have peaceful relations? Ukraine’s eastern provinces as Why prolong the uncertainty well. about his intentions in the He encouraged pro-Russian West, where the belief that he gunmen to seize government is an “expansionist” bent on buildings in eastern Ukraine recreating the Russian/Soviet and warned that he might interempire takes deeper root with vene militarily if the Ukrainian each passing day? The answer government used force against is pride – and Russia will pay them. He moved 40,000 troops a significant price for Putin’s up to Ukraine’s eastern borpride. der on “exercises”. It was quite Last week Prince Charles, pointless, since he could neither heir to the British throne, annex the eastern provinces nor enlivened his royal tour of remove the Ukrainian governCanada by telling an elderly ment without actually invading, Polish immigrant that Hitler’s but he was VERY cross. relentless take-over of European Three months of that, and


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the damage to his and Russia’s image is starting to pile up. Simple-minded people like Prince Charles talk about a new Hitler. Terrified Poles, Estonians and other Eastern Europeans who used to live under the Soviet yoke fear that they might be next and demand NATO troops on their soil. And clever people in the Western military-industrial complexes see an opportunity to sell more of their wares. FINALLY, only two days before the Ukranian election, Putin says he will “respect” the result, and his tanks start to pull back from Ukraine’s border. Too damned late. There won’t be any more Western sanctions against Russia, but Putin has managed to resurrect the image of Russia as a mortal threat to its neighbours. It will not lie down again soon. European defence budgets will stop falling, and the integration of the armed forces of the various new NATO members in Eastern Europe will accelerate. Leading-edge technologies like missile defence will get more funding in the United States. Foreign investment in Russia is already declining. And the countries of the European Union will move heaven and earth to cut their dependence on Russian gas exports. Putin has already turned to China as a new customer for Russian gas, but it will never pay as well as Europe did. He used to be able to play the Europeans and the Chinese off against each other, but that game is over. NATO sees him as a wild card at best, and at worst a real threat. The master strategist has lost his touch. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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MCLELLAN, ROSE – was born on December 19, 1915 in Rossland and passed away peacefully on May 15, 2014 in Rossland. She is predeceased by her first husband, Louie Profili and their daughter Anita, and also her former husband, Murray McLellan, siblings; Pat, Stan, Millie and Art (Chow) and daughter-in-law Arlene. She is survived by her children Bob and Larry (Lyn), her grandchildren; Wanda (Leroy), Leona (Lawrence), Darby (Nathan) and Dustin (Shilo), her great-grandchildren Wyatt, Travis, Cody, Jesse, Tristan, Kiara and Riley as well as her nieces, nephews and their families. Rose was a very kind woman who was devoted entirely to her family. In her younger years she enjoyed playing hockey and softball. She was an amazing

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cook and also loved to crochet and work in her rock garden. She was a long-time member of the C.W.L. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rossland, and the family is very grateful to the women of C.W.L. who visited mom in her last few years. Rose was incredibly generous and known to give out cold drinks, popsicles and fresh homemade loaves of bread to the neighbours and city workers in the area. At her request, there will not be a service. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives. ca As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to a charity of your choice, in Rose’s memory. The family would like to thank Dr. Stefanie Houde for her gracious care and special home visits, Theresa Nutini for her amazing ability to put our family at ease, Brenda from Home Care for her kindness and also to Mel and Cathy and their staff at the Alpine Drug Store in Rossland for their constant support. The family would like to thank everyone who has shown their support through cards, flowers, phone calls and food trays. *** HEINRICK, LEONARD JOSEPH – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, papa, and great-grandpa on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Dad was born in Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan to Gabriel and Rosa on August 18, 1931. He moved to Kelowna as a child. As the 10th child of 11 children he had a wonderful childhood and remained very close to all his siblings and their families. He met Norma, the love of his life in the Okanagan and they were married in Hope in 1953. They moved to Trail in 1955 and to Montrose in 1957, and then to Fruitvale in 1967. When dad first came to Trail he worked for Jim Swanson, Swanson Bros. Roofing. He worked at Cominco for 40 plus years ending his career in Technical Development. He also built many houses and worked on home renovations throughout the Rossland/Trail area, as

well as building duplexes in Calgary, many times with mom at his side helping. He had a passion for his work and was very proud of all his accomplishments. They moved to Kayseri, Turkey from 1976-1978 and worked building an electrolytic plant. Dad was a great storyteller and had many great stories about their adventures in Turkey and all the other countries they visited. His biggest enjoyment in life came from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all of his wonderful family and friends. He loved them all dearly. In his early years he loved to snowmobile, being instrumental in starting the Snow Goers Club in the area. He was also one of the many that founded the Beaver Valley Ambulance and was dedicated to them for many years. He loved to hunt and fish at many lakes around BC and Saskatchewan. He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Norma on August 7, 2013 and his son Kelvin Edward in July 13, 1988. Also his siblings Joseph, Kay, Frances, Marion, Stevie, Elizabeth, Lena and Anne. Left to mourn are his children Karen (Tim) Thatcher and their children Ryan Thatcher and Dustin (Leah) Thatcher; and Lee-Anne (Gary) Halifax and their children Kelly (Brad) Stykel, Marlise (Mark) Livolsi, and step-grandsons Aaron (Deana) Halifax, and Jason (Laura) Halifax. The joys of his life are his great-grandchildren Hailey, Emerson, Cole, Isabella, Finn, Mattea, Delano, Austin, Mackenzie and Jayci. Also to mourn are his brother and best friend Edward Heinrick and his sister Rose and many nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank Dr. Ralph Behrens and staff at the Beaver Valley Clinic and all the doctors and nurses that have helped dad throughout the years. Also thank you to all the wonderful care aides and friends at Rosewood Village and Columbia View Lodge. You all have made dad’s final year wonderful. Many thanks to all of our friends and families. We have some very special people in our lives and truly cherish all of you. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church in Fruitvale on Friday, May 30th at 11:00 am with Reverend Ken Siemens officiating. For those who would like to attend, the Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 am prior to the Memorial Service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Leonard’s name may be made to either Columbia View Lodge at 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC, V1R 4N2 or to Rosewood Village at 8125 DeVito Drive, Trail, BC, V1R 4X9. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives. ca

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Track meet another casualty of labour dispute By Jim Bailey

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School District 20 and the Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union (KCTU) played another frustrating game of tit-for-tat on Monday, cancelling one of the longest running events in Greater Trail’s school history. In a letter to parents, SD 20 superintendent Greg Luterback announced that the Elementary School Track Meet scheduled for today and Thursday at Haley Park was officially scuttled. “Unfortunately, due to the ongoing labour dispute, I am unable to ensure that the event can run safely and with the appropriate supervision and supports in place for students,” wrote Luterback. A week ago, track meet organizers confirmed that the event was on as scheduled with additional volunteers recruited from J. L. Crowe students to help set up the track, and an adjusted schedule so the meet could wrap up 15 minutes earlier to remain within the parameters of the labour dispute. However, in a meeting on Monday KCTU president Andrew Davidoff and Luterback couldn’t reach an agreement on how to proceed with the event. “If it was workable the superintendent and I would have worked it out,” said Davidoff. “There are too many variables . . . We had no problem with the district track meet and then they (the BC government) imposed the partial lockout that caused chaos across this province. And that’s when things started to go south at these events so you can place the blame at the feet of Christy Clark and her government.” The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has been struggling with the unprecedented and seemingly arbitrary nature of the “partial lockout,” and whether teachers will be covered by workers’ compensation provisions if engaged in extra-curricular activities. On Monday, B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he wanted to correct the “misinformation,” explaining that any teacher at any activity will be covered by workers’ compensation provisions, Allegations that  WorkSafe  BC would not cover any such schoolsponsored voluntary or extracurricular activities are “absolutely not true,” said the minister. Regardless, Davidoff says the teachers’ union has yet to receive clarification or a “letter of comfort”

from WorkSafe BC or the Schools Protection Branch on whether teachers are covered during activities outside of school while the partial lockout is in effect. Until then, all activities remain on hold. “Everything in our district, all field trips, everything else, as far as I know, there is virtually nothing going on. The track meet is one issue of a multitude of issues we’re trying to cope with,” added Davidoff. Last year about 250 students from eight schools participated in the SD 20 Elementary School Track Meet and a similar number was expected this year. Just how many years the track meet has been hitting the track at Haley Park is uncertain, but retired Fruitvale Elementary School teacher Dave Brewer recalls statistics of track records dating back to 1946. Brewer was also a coach and the official starter for 34 of the events and remembers only two other cancellations during his tenure; one due to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and the other caused by a labour disruption. “The thing is the students have been probably training at lunch time, during P.E. Classes, and so forth, and many are going to miss it,” says Brewer. “The Grade 7s, this is their final year and they’re not going to have a chance to do it. Unless the parents come through and run the track meet, they’ll miss out on their final year of the elementary school meet, because many of them won’t do track at the high school.” The event has been a favourite among students for almost 70 years, with fun and fitness being the focus for all Greater Trail elementary schools. A parent group is now planning to run the event the following week, under the auspices of the Trail Track and Field Club and BC Athletics. “There won’t be any teachers running it, it will be only parents,” said Track Club coach Dan Horan. Luterback says a parents-group initiative to run the track meet would have to be done without the support of School District 20 and that the community and parents should be made aware of that. What the most recent round of walk outs and lock outs will accomplish remains to be seen; the only casualty this week is the elementary school track meet, but stay tuned, more will undoubtedly follow.


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Trail AM Ford Oriole Joel Graf swipes second base during a Sunday afternoon doubleheader at Butler Park to spark a rally, but, the Kelowna Jays would take the game 9-5 and win the weekend series.ww By Jim Bailey

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The Trail AM Ford Orioles had moments of clarity at the plate, but early season rust and some hot Kelowna pitching silenced the Oriole bats as Trail dropped three-of-four games to the Kelowna Jays at Butler Park on the weekend. The teams split the opening doubleheader on Saturday with Kelowna winning 2-1 in the first match before the Orioles rebounded with a dramatic 5-4 win in the evening contest. Sunday, however, saw the Jays’ bats unload on Oriole pitching scoring 18 runs in the doubleheader as they cruised to 9-0 and 9-5 victories. “We will get better,” said player-coach Jim Maniago. “Saturday we played okay and got great pitching, just didn’t hit. Sunday we gave up too many runs.” The Orioles were missing key position players, but managed to field a mix of young and experienced ballplayers, giving first year guys like Austin and Reese Tambellini ample playing time. In the first inning of the opening match Saturday, a tworun home run by Tyler Thorson off Oriole starter Scotty Davidson was all Kelowna would need as Trail managed just one hit against the Jays’ Zack Burton in a 2-1 loss. Davidson settled down after that and gave up just four hits

and four walks while striking out six over six innings, but the Orioles couldn’t connect. Joel Graf would get the only hit in the first inning and score the only run in the third inning off a Jays error on a blast to right field that put him on third. A ground out would score him, but Kelowna starter Burton would sit down the Os in order the rest of the way for the victory. The Orioles would rebound, however, in the evening match of the doubleheader coming back in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 5-4 win. Trail took an early 2-0 lead, with Graf scoring on a Davidson single in the first. Florko then plated Calvin on a single up the middle in the third inning before the Jays rallied. Graf cruised through four scoreless innings on the mound, but the Jays struck hard in the fifth, plating four runs on five consecutive hits. Down 4-2 the Os would get one back in the bottom half of the fifth with Mace scoring on a J.J. Johnson single to set up the last inning comeback. Maniago and Mace would lead off the inning with a pair of walks. Calvin then stepped up and smashed a single to left to score Maniago. With one out, Chris Florko belted a single to load the bases and Mace would score on an error to the second baseman to give the Os their first victory of the

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season. Calvin was 2-for-2 with two walks in the game, while Florko went 2-for-3. Unfortunately, the O’s bats abandoned them again in Game 3 as the Jays dominated Sunday morning match with a two-hit 9-0 victory in the first game, and followed it up with a 9-5 win in the second half of the double header. In the final game of the four game tilt, Kelowna scored eight runs in the first inning to jump out to an insurmountable 8-0 lead on their way to a 9-5 victory and series win over the Orioles. The O’s clawed their way back cutting the lead to 9-3 before rallying in the fifth. Calvin led off with a double, and after a Josh Lowden walk, Mace would cash in Calvin with a hard liner to right field. The next O batter wold go down swinging, but Florko then stepped up and crushed a ball over the head of the centre fielder to put batters at second and third and the O’s within four Yet two back-toback Ks snuffed out any hope of a further threat. “Both teams were short handed and it showed,” said Maniago. “The level of play will come up a lot in the next month, we’ll need to be ready.” The Orioles open their Pacific International League action in Kamloops this weekend with four games against the Sun Devils on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon.


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Beaver Valley May Days brought out its best on the field and on the ball hockey court, with a fun and competitive week filled with sports. Clockwise from top: Stephen Mota leans into this pitch as the Blasters slow pitch team went on to capture the “A” title in the slo-pitch tournament, while the ball hockey tournament turned out to be the best yet, attracting 13 teams in three divisions in which the Russkies threepeated, once again winning the coveted Silver Cup in the adult division. Montrose +1 captured the Intermediate division, and the BC Elite team took top spot in the Junior division. The Beaver Valley Little League tourney also went off without a hitch with the home team B.V. Yankees defeating the Trail Eagles in the final to claim the tournament title for the first time in a dozen years.

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L.A. 28 22 0.56 2.5 Texas 26 25 0.51 5 Seattle 25 25 0.5 5.5 Houston 20 32 0.385 11.5 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 28 22 0.56 Miami 27 25 0.519 2 Wash 25 26 0.49 3.5 Phila 22 26 0.458 5 New York 22 28 0.44 6 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 30 22 0.577 St. Louis 28 23 0.549 1.5 Pittsburgh 23 27 0.46 6 Cincinnati 22 27 0.449 6.5 Chicago 19 30 0.388 9.5 West Division

W L Pct GB San Fran 32 19 0.627 Angels 28 24 0.538 4.5 Colorado 27 24 0.529 5 San Diego 23 29 0.442 9.5 Arizona 21 32 0.396 12 American League Wednesday’s Games Houston (Cosart 3-4) at Kansas City (Duffy 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 3-2) at Toronto (Hendriks 1-0), 7:07 p.m. Atlanta (Floyd 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 3-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (House 0-1) at

Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-4), 8:10 p.m. Texas (J.Saunders 0-1) at Minnesota (Gibson 4-4), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-3), 8:15 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-2) at Oakland (Kazmir 5-2), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 6-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-1), 10:10 p.m. National League Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 1-6) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 3-5), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum

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the right thing to even ask it of him? We just worry we aren’t doing our best for our father. What do you think? -Confused Daughter Dear Confused: We think you are caring children who want what’s best for your father, but it can be traumatizing and frightening to move to a new city, especially at the age of 95. Dad has been with Gina for seven years and is undoubtedly quite attached to her. She is trying to care for him, but this is a big job. Making these decisions and knowing when Dad is no longer capable of doing so on his own may require

However, touching a baby’s hands can transmit illnesses, as babies frequently put their hands in their mouths. This has happened in church, groceries and doctors’ offices. I don’t want to be rude and ask wellmeaning strangers not to touch my daughters, but I also do not want them to get sick. A minor illness to an adult could be lifethreatening to a preemie. Please tell your readers that we are happy to stop and chat, but touching any baby should be avoided. -Proud Mom in Lincoln, Ill. Dear Mom: It is not rude to protect your children, and it can be done politely. Simply say with a smile, “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t touch the twins. They are prone to illness. Thanks so much for understanding.” You also can keep a hand sanitizer nearby. Dear Annie: My former husband and I

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professional assistance. We suggest you pay an in-person visit to Dad as soon as possible and assess the situation. Does he need a housekeeper? A fulltime caregiver? If he cannot afford in-home services, could you move him to a continuing care facility near Gina? Are there day-care facilities nearby? Would Dad visit you for an extended stay, perhaps becoming familiar with your neighborhood and less resistant to relocating? Contact the Eldercare Locator ( at 1-800-677-1116 or a private geriatric care manager ( to help you figure out the best plan for Dad. Dear Annie: My twin girls were born 10 weeks premature. They are now 7 months old, so we are getting out more. I understand that people want to coo at babies, and my girls always respond with beautiful smiles.

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with female acquaintances, will be pleasant today. People might be surprisingly candid. Nevertheless, avoid commitments and decisions today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful talking to bosses and people in authority today, because whatever you initiate will not turn out the way you think. It’s easy to go out on a limb and later regret it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your appreciation of beauty is heightened today, which is why you will enjoy parks, art galleries, museums and beautiful places. It will please you to talk to people from other cultures. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a poor day to make important decisions about inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property. Postpone these until tomorrow. (Sunday is a poor day, too.) SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Conversations with partners and close friends are a bit tricky today. It’s like taking one step forward and two steps back. You can’t make the impossible happen. (And don’t agree to anything important -- not today.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Just keep a steady pace at work today, and go with the flow. You will no doubt be dogged by delays and minor

errors, but just cope as best you can. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a strong day for writers, artists, actors, teachers and people who work in creative fields. You see things with new eyes today, which helps you to be fresh and original. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Family discussions might take place today in a very

honest way. Nevertheless, postpone important decisions regarding family matters or your home. This is also a poor day to shop for anything except food. YOU BORN TODAY People respond to you because you are warm and caring; you are also witty and entertaining. You often are committed to bettering the lives of those around you because you are an idealist. You are effective at getting things done (and









fast with a retort). This year a major change might take place, perhaps as significant as something that took place around 2005. Birthdate of: Bob Hope, comedian; Melanie Brown, singer; T. H. White, author. (c) 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Misplaced your TV Listings? Find TV listings online in every Tuesday edition at

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR SUBSTITUTE Req. for Rossland Golden Bear Children’s Centre. Part Time opportunity covering for staff absences. Position is available immediately. Resumes from teachers are welcome! Salary Dependent Upon Qualification & Experience Qualifications/Requirements:

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Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416 **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information WELL established West Kootenay Chip Hauler offers steady employment with flexible and part time scheduling available to U.S. Capable Class 1 drivers with clean abstracts and verifiable mountain experience. Extended Benefits, Pension, and Direct deposit offered. Apply online: or fax resume: 250-357-2009 For further information 1-888-357-2612 Ext:230

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Find it here. BLE YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES: Ready to , family raised, vet checked, dewormed & 1st ales $550, male $500. ALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL: 25% Bichon aised with kids, cats & dogs, ready Jan.30, 2011, 0, female, $600. VERY CUTE! CROSS SHIH TZU PUPPIES: Non-shedding genic, females $475, males $450(includes g/1st shots). . A is a cute young female grey tabby, who looks n Boots. She is looking for a loving household her cats. Call the Nelson SPCA at DIENCE, INDOOR AGILITY, TRICKS, UR: Small classes, private sessions, work WITH o change behaviour. Jeanne Shaw, AK PET RESORT: 2 acre fenced Adventure eash neighbourhood excursions. We only s at a time. Lots of individual attention! For call Monique, RETRIEVER PUPPIES: Cute, healthy, now ready good home, $475. E MALTESE CROSS: Ready Jan 19, $500, l hold. SSELL PUPPIES: Champion bloodlines, varied smart, loyal, lovable, vet checked, $600. E in the comfort of your home, in Castlegar, cluded), references. Susan, SIONAL DOG GROOMING BY DIVINE CANINE: 11-5th Ave, Trail. Dana, OGGY DO! Supports Rescue dogs. Discounts on ming of adopted dogs. CHIHUAHUA: Mom is 90% Yorkie & father is 5lb Yorkie, ready Jan 12, $500. ALAMUTE & AKBASH CROSS PUPPIES: 6 2 females, good working and family dogs. Best arge yards and a lot of time outdoors. PUPPY: Snowball cutie, non-shed, hypomale, rst shots, vet checked, CKC registered, ped, ready now, $650. FUL 6MO OLD BEARDED DRAGONS: All es, $350. LAB/SHEPHERD PUPPIES: Females, 7 weeks, e, ready to go now, adorable, $50.

ALL PLAY PET CARE & ADVENTUR Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm CANINE PSYCHOLOGY CENTER: ing, personal & group training, dayca DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES offere Simply Paws-itive: Puppy Smart, Ba Wareld, Jan. 27, Castlegar, Jan. 29 Teach your canine companion gently motivate your pet with positive reinfo DOGS INN - CAT & DOG BOARDIN in-home environment, 2 acre plaype boarding animals, now boarding only GLACIER ALPACAS AND GOLDEN HALF SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 2 males mother with newborns, $500obo. JACK RUSSELL CROSS MINIATUR 7 wks, rst shots, dewormed, $350/e NELSON DOG...DOG WALKING...D Your dog’s home away from home. PINKY’S PET PARLOUR: Dog groom breeds. Monthly specials. Nelson: PUMPKIN is a big cat with a big pers gets along with just about everyone, the Nelson SPCA at WILLACRES DOG BOARDING: Sec exercise areas, family atmosphere. B

Livestoc HAY FOR SALE, $5/bale, delivery av ORGANIC HAY: 1st cut Alfalfa Timot Premium soft grass hay, 2nd cut Alfa CERTIFIED ORGANIC HAY: Alfalfa 3’x3’ bales. KOOTENAY BACKCOUNTRY HORS & Potluck dinner, Saturday, Jan. 29, Silent Auction on horse related good everyone welcome. WANTED: Laying hen/s as friend for Caseys wish come true!

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would like to thank the many friends for their support and the cards of sympathy recieved at Olive’s funeral. A special thank you to Father Jim McHugh for the Mass service, and the CWL Ladies for the lunch provided. Thank you to Olive’s friends who provided the wonderful family dinner and thank you to Al Grywacheski for his help with the funeral arrangements. Sincerely, D. (Red) Ius

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Looking to open the Limit exposure to reflective surfaces like water. UV rays candoor be reflected to a new home? off of sand, tiles, water, snow, and

even buildings. Therefore, you must practice Check out our classified pages and all the sun beyond for local real estate listings. protective behaviors even when you are in the shade.

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Garage Sale. Saturday, May 31st. 9am-2pm.

Misc. for Sale 42”X74” pool table + acc. $50. 3 slot machines, tempermental $150. 4 new snow tires P205/75R14 $200. 250-3677347

Misc. Wanted BUYING Coin Collections, Estates, Antiques, Native Art, Silver, Jewelry 250-499-0251

Real Estate For Sale By Owner

ROSSLAND, 3 new 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom modular homes in Rossland Paradise MHP, from $64,900. includes net GST. Rick 250-254-7997, Kim 250-512-1222.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 DOWNTOWN TRAIL, renovated 1bdrm. character apt, quiet adult building, coin-op laundry, non-smoking. 250-226-6886. Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922

Trail (Sunningdale) A perfect starter, retirement or rental home. 750sq.ft. main floor, 1 full bath, gas heat and fireplace, a/c. Full basement (350sqft finished). Large carport (500sqft), workshop (100sqft). South facing fenced backyard/garden. Quiet locale close to all amenities. $179,990. Call 250-364-1940

Glenmerry 2bdrm. apt. F/S Heat included. $750./mo. 250368-5908

Houses For Sale

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Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet 1 & 2 bdrm. apts. available. 250-368-8391 All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail 250.368.5000




Thurs. May 29 • 3 - 5pm 1153 Marianna Cres, Sunningdale $259,000


Fri. May 30 • 11am - 1pm 405 8th Ave, Montrose $210,000 S LER ED SELTIVAT MO




Sat. May 31 • 11am - 1pm 10136 Waneta-Nelway Rd., Pend d’Orellie $459,000

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Waneta $459,000

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East Trail $199,900 E SID KE T LARV LO


Balfour $125,000


Emerald Ridge $499,000


East Trail $139,900

Salmo $279,900

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Sunningdale $125,000

Trail $239,000



Glenmerry $169,900






Montrose $259,500




Glenmerry $225,000

MLS# 2397976


Trail $75,000



Sat. May 31 • 1 - 3pm 1185 Tamarac Ave, Trail $119,900 G TIN NT LIS EME W S NE L BA L FU


Downtown Trail $275,000



Sat. May 31 • 1 - 3pm 2345 3rd Ave, Rossland $329,000



Waneta Village $239,000



Sat. May 31 • 11am - 1pm 424 Buckna Street, Trail $179,900 ME PRIATIONDING C O L D BUIL I SOL






Glenmerry $195,000

Wayne DeWitt........... ext 25 cell: 250-368-1617 Mario Berno ..............ext 27 cell: 250.368.1027 Tom Gawryletz .........ext 26 cell: 250.368.1436 Dawn Rosin...............ext 24 cell: 250.231.1765 Thea Stayanovich.....ext 28 cell: 250.231.1661

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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1st Trail Real Estate

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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


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S.H.A.R.E. NELSON: Quality used furniture, beds, household goods. SUPPORTING HUMANITY AND RESPONSIBLE ECOLOGY. WASHER & DRYER: Washer 2yrs old, dryer is older, $300/pr. 7-21” MASTERCRAFT SNOWBLOWER: Runs great, $60; kitchen table, 6-chairs, $95; fridge, $25; dresser, $30. AMANA FRIDGE: White, 21.6cu.ft., bottom freezer, excellent condition, $500. CHESTERFIELD & CHAIR SET, $100; 26” Sanyo TV, $50. All good condition. CORNER ENTERTAINMENT TOWER: All wood, light oak, 6’5½”hx37½”w, $750 obo. ETHAN ALLEN PETITE ARMOIRE, $1000; Pier 1 solid wood end table, $75. GOOD STUFF! GOOD PRICES! Queen bed, sofa bed & chair, beanbag chair, two 3x5 mirrors & much more. MAYTAG WASHER, $225; electric stove, $175; 20” RCA colour TV, $100; older microwave, $50. OVER-THE-RANGE MICROWAVE: Excellent condition, $75; dishwasher, manuals, we upgraded, free. SKLAR-PEPPLER SOFA & SWIVEL ROCKER: Good condition, $250/pr.

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CUBAN CIGARS: Vegas Robaina Clasicos. Relax in style. RVICES: Support ds, repairs, NIKON CAMERA & LENS: Digital D200 purchase assistance, camera w/auto-focus lens, 28-70mm, PUTER SERVICES: 1 WINTER TIRE: P225/75R15, like new nces, service, parts, $50; 3 Ford 15” car rims, $30; Craftsman 7” Skill saw, like new, $45; 2 pair rawhide snowshoes, $100/ea. . 14’x24’ PREFAB GARAGE: Reduced , you cut, birch, r, price of $5000. View at Stanley Humphries Secondary School, Castlegar. NEYSWEEP & 20’ CONTAINER: In Ootischenia, $2200 Fir & larch cords, obo. 250-3 7 OLD HARDY BOYS BOOKS, $25; 4 FIREWOOD: Split English Hunting scenes, $30; replica ULL CORDS. broadsword and samurai sword, $30 ea; 3 South Pacic style masks, $45/all. BAMBOO: Bamboo sheets, blankets, duvet covers, towels, socks, bathrobes, etc. Mother Natures, downtown Castlegar, BIKE SHOCKS, seat posts, seats, SPDs, White toilet, $20; Sierra Designs tent (was $500), sell $150; air, $30; rugs printer, $40; PH meter, $20; Kuny carpenter 6, $100; oak suspenders, new, $10; 14” LCD TV with wallmount, $40; 50gal waterbarrels, $20ea. ur home cozy with COIL TOP ELECTRIC RANGE: Older Pay No HST! light almond colour, good condition and working order, $50. SHER: 501 nter, excellent CUSTOM DRAPERY & BLINDS: Your fabric or mine, sewing and alterations. Curtains by Marg, RECLINER: condition, $400obo; DS LITE: w/assorted games, headphones, 00obo. case, charger, $60; Gamecube w/assorted games & accessories, $40. 2 ABLE and four 00 obo. FISCHER SKIS: 170cm, Rossignol bindings & poles, used 6 times, $200; used vinyl soft, Self clean oven, approx. 120+linear.ft., $50; Edelbrock 750 op, $75 obo. carb, as new, $200. ER, $30; frontFUTON: Steel frame, double spring mattress, 0; Maytag washer/ perfect condition, paid over $500, asking $200. 250-362-2269.


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Trail Times

Antenna Trail May DAys hike

Gail Benzer photos

Fourteen people, even a couple from as far as Newfoundland, made it up to the flag pole viewpoint Saturday during Beaver Valley May Day's annual Antenna Trail hike. The pack was led by Art Benzer, the 2014 Montrose Community Service Award winner, who is one of the locals who's been dedicated to the development of the local hike. On the way up, a Rufous-sided Towhee (below) was spotted perched on a tree.

The Local Experts™

1604 Wilmes Lane, Trail


1553 Diamond Street, Trail


1504 4th Avenue, Trail

745 Dickens Street, Warfield



This 3 bdrm 2 bath home offers great outdoor living with a lovely deck out front and a large covered deck at the back. Both bathrooms have been recently renovated, among other upgrades. At this price it will go quick!

Panoramic views and privacy await with approx. 700 sq. ft. of decks overlooking the Columbia River. Many upgrades including wiring, plumbing, roof, heating and central air, two bathrooms, 3 bdrms, and family room. Call now!!

Beautifully updated! You will love the kitchen, lots of storage, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Bright and open feeling with lots of windows. Ready to just move in and enjoy.

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


Spacious 2 bdrm home with large kitchen and living-room. The yard is fenced, single car garage with workshop area. Lots of comforts with central airconditioning and u/g sprinklers. Call your REALTOR® for your personal viewing. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Saturday, May 31

11am - 1pm 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.

1834 4th Avenue, Rossland


This is a 3 bdrm home features wood floors, wood burning stove, bright open porch and a garden shed. This home needs some maintenance and TLC. If you are handy, this could be a great opportunity.

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Saturday May 31 11am - 1pm


Cell: 250-365-9665

3917 Reo Road, Bonnington

3918 Reo Road, Bonnington



Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665 or Terry 250-231-1101

ext 33

Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

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Art Forrest

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This 4 bdrm home has gleaming wood floors, master suite featuring spacious bdrm, huge walk-in closet and full deluxe ensuite. Keep cool in summer with a/c (heat pump). Main floor laundry and underground sprinkling. Do not miss viewing this very special home.

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

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Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

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Call Art (250) 368-8818 RRY



Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

3892 Dogwood Drive, Trail


Split level 3 bdrm 3 bath home with many upgrades, including a luxury kitchen, window package, flooring and so much more. Shop, fully fenced, flat yard, and covered parking. Close to Glenmerry Elementary, this home is move-in ready. Call Terry 250-231-1101


Saturday May 31 1 - 2pm

1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale


Visit or to enter.


109 Viola Crescent, Trail

We are holding a draw to give away a new

239 Simonds Street, Warfield

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call me for a FREE market evaluation today!

BBQ & Patio Heater!


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!


Picture Your Patio



Thinking of moving?

1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818





Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

5 bdrms & 2.5 baths. This wonderful family home features many recent upgrades. The large back deck is great for entertaining right off the newly updated kitchen. Family friendly neighborhood and just minutes to downtown Fruitvale. Call Jodi (250) 231-2331


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Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

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Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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303 McAnnally Street, Trail


This is one you’ll want to see! This home has had a full overhaul in the mid-1990’s. The mechanical, insulation, interior walls, roof and flooring were all replaced at that time. The whole house has been lovingly cared for. See it today! Call Jodi (250) 231-2331

Trail Daily Times, May 28, 2014  
Trail Daily Times, May 28, 2014  

May 28, 2014 edition of the Trail Daily Times