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Kate MacEachern, two riders on horse back and the rest of The Long Way Home team were escorted into Castlegar last Tuesday by representatives of the Castlegar Fire Department, RCMP, military, first responders and a string of emergency vehicles. The Castlegar stop is part of an 85 day journey the re-

tired Canadian Forces Corporal is taking from Nipawin, Saskatchewan to Chilliwack, BC as part of a fundraising and education mission. The Long Way Home is a non-profit organization created to help support victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The beneficiaries from this year’s walk are organizations that train service dogs for victims of PTSD and the Wounded Warriors Weekend, an organization that brings veterans together to honour,

remember and salute. During the weekend resources and professionals are available to begin a relationship of support with those that attend and help as they transition at home. Castlegar RCMP Constable Steve Smith worked tirelessly in the weeks leading up to the arrival to plan a fund raiser and reception for MacEachern and her team.

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Castlegar came out by the hundreds to enjoy Canada Day celebrations at Millennium Park. The crowds enjoyed the food vendors, dunk tank and live music, then finished the evening off with a movie on a giant outdoor inflatable screen. Photos submitted

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Weather statistics for the month of June are in and the figures show it was not your imagination, June was definitely warmer than usual. Record maximum daily temperatures were set on June 8, 9, 10, 26, 27 and 28. Those temperatures were 35.1, 33.3, 32.9, 36.7, 39.7 and 38.3 degrees respectively. The 39.7 record on the 27th also set a new record maximum for the month of June. Ron Lakeman, weather forecaster of the Southeast Fire Centre explained, “Summer began early this year as an upper ridge of high pressure centred south of the International border dominated for

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Officials from the Southeast Fire Centre discovered a forest fire outside Castlegar early Saturday afternoon. Air tankers responded immediately, dropping several loads on the flames. The fire was located up near Blueberry Creek, 1 km outside the city limits of Castlegar. Jordan Turner, the fire information officer at the Southeast Fire Centre, estimated Saturday afternoon that the fire was half a hectare in size. An initial attack crew and three helicopters worked to contain the fire on Saturday. Air tankers and helicopters continued to fight the blaze on Sunday, and finally contained the fire that afternoon. Monday morning found crews mop-

ping up. “We’ll have crews in there today,” Turner said Monday morning, “but it should be of no concern at this point.” Fire crews were also battling two additional forest fires in the area, one near Kokanee Creek Park and the other near Duhamel Creek. The fire near Kokanee Creek was contained over the weekend, but crews continue to fight the fire between Duhamel and Sitkum Creeks. The fire reached 300 hectares by 8:16 p.m. on Sunday night. It was estimated at 150 hectares Sunday morning, but increased visibility allowed more accurate mapping later in the day. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an evacuation alert affecting residents in the area between Sitkum Creek South and Willow Point, but as of yet there is no evacuation order.

Fire crews responded to a fire outside Castlegar early Saturday afternoon. By 3:30pm very little smoke was visible. Photo by Chelsea Novak

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lights of the negative impacts of tios, hospitals and outdoor events smoking on the health and well (parades, fairs, markets, concerts, Castlegar News being of the community, envi- spectator events, etc.). The proposal also calls for a bufThe Kootenay Smoke Free ronment and economy. A strong Coalition made a presentation to reminder of the fact that there is fer zone of at least seven metres Castlegar City Council Monday no safe level of exposure to second from doorways, operable windows and air intakes, transit shelters and evening. The group represents the hand smoke was also given. With the extremely dry con- stops and bar and restaurant paCanadian Cancer Society, The BC Lung Association, Interior Health, ditions currently in our area, the tios. One of the purposes of the BC Cancer Agency, Heart & Stroke group emphasized the environmental impacts of smoking related Kootenay Smoke Free Coalition Foundation and is to aid municipalities and busiThe coalition has been making forest fires. In 2012, there were a total ness owners in the education and presentations to municipal councils throughout the Kootenays re- of 430 fires that were caused by implementation of smoke free garding smoke free outdoor spaces smokers materials in public build- bylaws. Over 40 BC communiwith the hope that those councils ings, parks or outdoor areas in BC. ties have already passed similar �������������������������� ��������������������������������������� The group proposes that a by- bylaws. will adopt bylaws that prohibit law be passed that would prohibit Several city councilors exsmoking in public areas. Interior Health has a smoking smoking on municipal property pressed interest in pursuing the rate of 19 per cent, which is higher including parks, playgrounds, recommendations and requested than the provincial average of 14 beaches, marinas, trails and rec- that more details and information reational facilities. Also included be given to the city’s CAO John per cent. The presentation included high- would be bar and restaurant pa- Malcolm. BETSY KLINE

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Top: Kate MacEachern and Long Way Home team pose with event organizer Constable Steve Smith and members of the 44 Engineer Sqaudron of the 39 Combat Engineer Regiment, Trail, BC. Bottom left: City councillor Dan Rye was arrested as part of he “Jail and Bail” fundraiser. Bottom right: The Long Way Home team was escorted from the weigh scales into town by representatives of the RCMP, fire department, military and emergency vehicles. Photos by Betsy Kline

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The event had everything you need: food, live music (provided by Ruckus), community spirit and a good cause. The “Jail and Bail” event saw over 20 citizens arrested and held in a jail at the Castlegar Complex Park until they could post bail. Among those arrested were Mayor Chernoff and city councillors Dan Rye and Kevin Chernoff. The Castlegar Fire Department joined the fundraising action by hosting a BBQ, which raised $675 for the cause. Several members, including fire chief Gerry Rempel, also joined MacEachern on the last leg of the approach to Castlegar in full gear even though temperatures were sweltering 33 degrees. Castlegar citizens were very generous and more than $7,000 was raised. The 3,100 kilometre walk is part of MacEachern’s own journey to recovery from PTSD. MacEachern is a fighter and has already recovered from a broken neck, spinal cord damage, a fractured skull and a bleed in her brain that occurred in 2007. Her family was told she would most likely remain in a vegetative state and that if she did awaken, she would be paralyzed and not the same person she was before. “I started physically recovering, which took a long time. I managed to keep my uniform on. I managed to stay in (the military),” MacEachern said. Then tragically 18 months after the accident, she had a stroke caused by a blood clot from the previous injury breaking free. Her family would receive news similar to the first time, but MacEachern beat the odds again. However, the emotional scars were taking their toll. “I started falling into a severe depression, to the point that I was barely taking care of my son at the end of it.There was a lot of days I couldn’t get out of bed. Anxiety, nightmares, I did not understand what was going on, anger that I never had before. I kept blaming it on everything but what it really was.” said

Rebecca Santanna and Emily Freeman with the N.A.S.H. Project, an organization that rehabilitates neglected animals as service animals rode into Castlegar as part of the Long Way Home team. Photos by Betsy Kline MacEachern. In 2010 she was diagnosed with PTSD. A diagnosis she struggled to accept. “So I threw myself for a solid year into trying to be bigger, better, than everyone else because I was broke and I was trying to fix it.” said MacEachern. This path led her deeper into depression, until it reached a point she was considering taking her own life. This became a wake up call and she realized she needed to get help. She started treatment and began the process of getting back on her feet. A conversation with her grandmother planted the seed that would grow into her first walk from CFB Gagetown, NB home to Antigonish, NS, a 576 km trek. MacEachern called home and told her dad she wanted to walk home. “I have got to do something, there are a lot more people like me,” she told him. “I care and I am scared of losing them.” At this point, she had already buried seven of her friends, all with PTSD diagnoses. Burdened by the lack of resources available for PTSD MacEachern decided to go for it and

turn her journey into a campaign. “I thought,it’s not going to kill me. They told me twice now I would never walk again, so lets prove them wrong. I have not stopped since,” she said. She walked in uniform, with a full ruck sack and raised $20,000. Her second walk took place in 2013 and took her from Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, NS to Ottawa. This journey was over three times longer, 1864 km. Now a civilian, the uniform was missing, but she still carried the 45 pound rucksack. MacEachern was touched by the reception she recieved here. “It can be daunting, because you are physically hurting, emotionally hurting, but then we do Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C. and we have not had any down time.” she said. “It’s amazing, almost every day we have a reception, or people puling over. We get into a community like this, and it just like you guys cant do enough. A bonus of being here has been the first responders response. It is mind blowing.” In return Castlegar was moved and inspired by MacEachern.

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A micro hydro project on Springer Creek is still waiting on permitting and funding, according to Slocan mayor Jessica Lunn. “We’ll just have to see whether we get the infrastructure grants, which should be this fall,” she said. The village is also waiting on a development permit, applied for over a year ago and accepted in January. The project, expected to cost $3.4 million to build, would generate about $50,000 per year in revenue to the village. Village council held an open house about the project at the end of May, which Lunn said was well attended. She said although there was not a lot of new information since last year’s open house, there was a much higher turn out and more questions. Twenty-nine signatures were on the signin sheet but many more actually attended. “I think we needed to bring it back to the

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she said. “But that is part of the environmental research process done through Selkirk Power a couple of years ago.” Project consultant Mike Walsh of SNT Engineering was on hand to answer questions. Walsh explained fish cannot get up the creek. He added that rainbow trout stocked in the 1970s are gradually washed down the creek to ponds that they live in for years. One person’s question of where the water will come from as Ko-

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City says thank you for great work on huge storm Castlegar’s Mayor was quick to thank the community’s emergency responders, city workers and residents for their help during last week’s storm. “I would like to thank our emergency responders, City workers and Castlegar residents for their efforts and hard work during the city’s recent extreme wind and rain event,” said Mayor Lawrence Chernoff. “Within 30 minutes of the start of the storm, our fire department received over 40 emergency calls from our residents. The intensity of the storm was shocking and a number of houses and vehicles were damaged by falling trees. In addition, our City’s electrical infrastructure was seriously damaged.”


Chernoff also pointed to Fortis for its quick response. “We would like to especially thank Fortis for responding so decisively and quickly to the City’s needs,” added Chernoff. FortisBC had all of its local crews out immediately and then brought other field crews from the East Kootenay, Okanagan and from Vancouver to continue to put the city’s electrical infrastructure back in order. In total, Fortis BC had eight FortisBC crews and 13 contractor crews working around the clock. “The City was very pleased with and grateful to FortisBC’s commitment to our community”.

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Castlegar House was rebuilt by Sir Ross Mahon, the grandfather of Edward Mahon. This engraving shows the new headquarters of the Mahon Estate in County Galway, after which our fair city was named by Edward, as it looked in 1820. The architect, Sir Richard Morrison, incorporated portions of the older structure into the new design, and won the admiration of later visitors. 

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Special spot in the summer sun

t’s that time of year when we lie out under the sun and scorch both our bodies and our brains. After we’ve lathered ourselves with sunscreen, we often like to do some reading, perhaps a novel. Propped up on elbows, we hold a book or i-pad with one hand and shade our eyes from the sun’s glare with the other. Those who own cottages or cabins are usually smarter. They get a good sun-tan, but they retire to a shaded spot or a corner of the cabin to read. Visit a friend at a summer spot and you’ll find books or a loaded i-pad lying around. In their spare summer moments, people like to read. A number of years ago, I met a teaching-professor who told me about a holiday she and her husband took each year. As sum-

Spots in Time Gord Turner mer was approaching, she made the rounds of the library and the local bookstores gathering books. Each year she came up with a suitcase full of books. Then in July she and her husband travelled into north-central B. C. to an isolated lake. For years they had been renting a cabin at the far end of the lake. There were only six cabins somewhat isolated from each other. To get to the cabin, they had to be taken by boat ten kilometres up

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the lake. Each year, they spent three weeks there, catching whatever sun was available, swimming from the dock, and hiking into the nearby mountains. But mostly they got to know one another again and talked to each other as they hadn’t during the year. It seems they were too busy during the year to do anything more than communicate in passing. At this isolated lake, they had no television and no telephone. They left their computers at their city home and refused to take a radio with them. They acknowledged their cabin-neighbours, but made no effort to socialize. All they had were the essentials and a suitcase full of books. So when they weren’t picking huckleberries or wild strawber-

ries to add to their breakfasts, they were devouring books. She said it was amazing how many books you could read in three weeks if you had no other diversions. Both she and her husband could barely wait to finish one book before starting another. Sometimes she had two or three books on the go in various locations—under her favourite white pine, at the dock, at the kitchen table, or in the bedroom. Sometimes if rain didn’t seem likely, she left books in her special outdoor spots. She might put a rock on top to keep the wind from blowing the book onto the ground, or sometimes she carried a plastic bag and cached the book on a stump or a notch in a tree. Sometimes she carried a book with her when

they hiked, and if the trail were even, she would read a few pages as they walked. Strange? Not really, not to a book lover. Her job at the university was so demanding that she only had time to read material related to her work. If she stopped to read the latest Alice Munro fiction, it cut into her marking and her preparation. For her, teaching was a 7-day a week job. When she wasn’t actually teaching or marking or preparing or meeting students, she was thinking about the work ahead. What I remember most about her story was her comment about how therapeutic this book-reading sojourn was each year. She told me they came back totally unaware of what had happened in the world and completely relaxed.

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Submitted to the Castlegar News The 581 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Castlegar held its 62nd annual ceremonial review at the Castlegar complex. The event, which included the change of command, was held June 4. The Reviewing Officer for the parade was Commander Andrew Muir, the Commanding Officer of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) in Victoria. During the parade, the cadets demonstrated their skills in First-Aid, Rifle Drill and Effective Speaking and two cadets were presented medals. F/Sgt Naima Notarstefano was presented with the Lord Strathcona Medal. Sgt Shjon MacDonald received the Legion Medal of Excellence. After the parade, displays were set up that showed the activities the cadets participated in during the 2014-2015 training year. The displays included Gliding, Range and Survival. At the dinner following the parade, the following cadets received awards: Most Proficient Sr. WO2 C. Fergie & Sgt M. Ismay Most Proficient Jr. F/Cpl T. Veilleux Most Improved Cadet Cpl J. Colley Fellowship Award Sgt S. MacDonald Male Rookie LAC M. Silva Female Rookie LAC D. Kaiser Dress & Deportment Sr. WO2 C. Fergie Dress & Deportment Jr F/Cpl. C. Dunlop & Cpl Z. McLachlan Best Attendance Sgt S. MacDonald CO’s Award F/Cpl S. Illes Community Service Award Cpl. T. McLachlan & Cpl Z. McLachlan Best Rifle Cpl J. Colley Best Marksmanship F/Cpl S. Illes

During the change of command, Captain Jean Lundquist turned over command of the Squadron to Captain Gerry Rempel.

Captain Rempel returns to 581 after seven years working the Air Cadet Squadron in Nelson. Captain Lindquist will retire from Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) and remain with 581 as a Civilian Instructor. CIC officers like Captain Lundquist and Captain Rempel are members of the local community who volunteer to be part time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and help the youth in their community. The Change of Command was presided over by Commander Andrew Muir, the Commanding Officer of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) in Victoria. The 2015-2016 training year will start in September and all area youth between the ages of 12 and 18 invited to join. The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada and the Department of National Defence has been training youth in Canada for over 70 years. The Cadets are the largest government funded youth program in Canada with over 50,000 participants across Canada. The Royal Canadian Air Cadets accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the air element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship and who wish to promote physical fitness. While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when he or she finishes their cadet career. Cadets are also encouraged to learn more about opportunities within Canada’s Aviation Industry. For more information about 581 Castlegar Squadron, email For more information on the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, please visit For more information about the Air Cadet League of Canada, please visit


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JULY CASTLEGAR SENIORS ACTIVITIES AT THE COMPLEX Monday: 9:30 Floor Curling 10:00 Darts 1:00 Whist Tuesday: 9:30 Floor Curling/ Carpet Bowling 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool Wednesday: 9:30 Floor Curling 1:00 Rummoli Thursday: 9:30 Floor curling 1 :00 Bingo Friday: 1:00 Crib Open for coffee during the day.

CASTLEGAR CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Kinnaird through July 29

YOUTH ARTS AND TALENT EVENT: SUNDAY, July 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m Winlaw Hall , 5897 Highway 6. The Castlegar Youth Council will be holding an arts exhibition and talent show at Selkirk College. The event will feature musicians, speakers and artists. There will also be food, door prizes, kids games, face painting and a silent auction.

DELUXE RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER SATURDAY,July 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m All proceeds go to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports African grandmothers that are raising grandchildren in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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

INTERNATIONAL SPY ACADEMY: July 20 to 24 9 a.m. to noon Kids Grades K-6 are invited to attend this exciting Vacation Bible School. Join us for games, crafts, snacks, drama, friends and fun. This is a free event. Castlegar Baptist Church. Register at castlegar


ROBSON FLEA MARKET is open all summer. Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast served until food runs out. Crafts, collectibles and much more. Call Elke to book a table: 250-3657022. BLUEBERRY BOTTLE DRIVE: Please drop off refundable bottles and cans at the Blueberry School. All donations go towards funding programs and events at the school. LEGION MEAT DRAW: At the Castlegar-Robson Legion, Branch 170 every Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Guests must be signed in.

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MYRA DUFF WILL BE HOSTING SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: For information about the Heart Support Group please call Myra at 250-3656369.

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COMMUNITY LEARNING PLACE: drop in to get free help with basic computers, reading and writing, Test preparation, and skills upgrading at the Castlegar and District Public Library on Tuesdays from 12 to 3 p.m.

ST. DAVID’S & UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP: located at 605 Columbia Ave. Summer hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed all Stat. Holidays. Stock includes clothing, shoes, bedding, linen, books and household items. Also come check our weekly in store specials. Clean donations are accepted during working hours.

AL-ANON MEETS EVERY MONDAY NIGHT for people whose lives have been affected by someone’s drinking. Mondays 8 to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) Info: Sydney 250608-1867.

YOUTH POLISH SHOW & SHINE: July 25-26 Trail Riding Grounds. Open to Youth 8-18. Registration only $20. For information call 250-365-1959. THE NEW LIFE CHURCH (behind the Castlegar Primary School) will be serving hot nutritious meals for people in the community every Thursday. Doors open at 3:45 and the meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. Please use the basement entrance at the back of the church. For info phone 250-365-7500.

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July 17, 18 & 19 Tickets on sale now! BILLETS: Castlegar Rebels looking for billets families for their players (16 to 20). Please contact Mel Rinas 250-365-5596. GRACE COMMUNION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH: Meets Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. at the Resker Hall in Robson (next door to the Robson Community Church) on Waldie Ave. Phone 250-365-6405 for more information. CASTLEGAR HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TREASURE SHOP is offering for sale quality furniture, household items, clothing, footwear, books, monthly silent auctions and many other items. Donations are received

SELKIRK WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD: meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, 10 to 11 a.m. followed by show and tell. COMMUNITY HARVEST FOOD BANK & DROP-IN CENTRE: Monday Food Bank 11 a.m. to 1:30 Wednesday Drop-in centre 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (free). Lunch served 11 to 1:30 Friday Drop-in centre 10 to 1:30 (free). Lunch served 11 to 1:30. Food donations can be dropped off on any of these days at St. David’s Church. Call 250-608-2227. ALL ABOUT BREASTFEEDING: Informative support group for breastfeeding moms. Neighbourhood House in Castlegar, Tuesday 10:30 to noon. More info: 250-365-3662, or see CASTLEGAR A.A. MEETINGS AT THE PIONEER ARENA Sunday. at 10 a.m.; Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Dennis 250-365-

TOPS GROUP MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY 8:30 to 10 a.m. Kinnaird Hall, 2320 Columbia Ave. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy, lose weight. Monthly fee $10. More info call 250-365-7956.

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING for problem gambling; Castlegar Community Services Call 250-6082254.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS: Classes for adults, Conversation Club, Family Drop-in for families with young children, oneon-one tutoring. Free. More info call Corinne at 250-687-4714.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION L.A. #170 have their monthly meeting on the third Monday of the month from September till the end of June.

COMMUNITY HARVEST FOOD BANK The food bank needs donations. Cash, cheques and food items can be dropped off during food bank hours or at the Station Museum.

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Pigs top list at quiet council meeting Betsy KlINe Castlegar News

Grants and Sponsorships

Council approved a $500 grant to the West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association to assist with expenses to travel to the 2015 Minor Lacrosse Provincial Championships. Also approved was an allocation of $1,500, from the Parks Maintenance line item in the 2015 Budget, to the SHSS Rotary Interact in exchange for Club members committing to 150 hours of garbage pickup over the months of July and August, to be coordinated in conjunction with the Communities In Bloom clean-up initiative. Council voted to purchase a 1/4 page ad in the Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey 2015/16 Program, with a home game sponsorship package at a total cost of $800. The expense will be allocated to the general office advertising budget line item.

Licenses and Permits

Business licences are up very slightly from the year to date figures of last year, with 605 applications. Building permits are also up for the year, with 105 permits valued at $4,488,124, about $1.5 million more than last year.

Potbelly Pigs

Council revisited the animal control bylaw with respect to the regulating of potbelly pigs.

The subject was brought to light because of a complaint that a resident was in violation of the current bylaw prohibiting pigs within the city. City staff conducted research on potbellied pigs and reported to council. Grand Forks is the only local municipality that allows for potbelly pigs, with restrictions that they must be miniature and under 100 pounds. Pigs are not allowed in Nelson, Trail and Creston. After some discussion, council decided to keep the current bylaw in place and notify the resident that they will have to remove the pig from their property.

Paving The city’s paving program will begin mid-July in the downtown/north area then will move south. The streets being paved this year are: 18th St from 17th St to Connors Rd, 18th St. from Connors Rd. to Edgewood Rd., 4th Ave. from 4th St. to 5th St., 5th Ave. from 6th St. to 5th St., Recreation Centre parking lot Silverwood Cres. from Ridgewood Dr. to Pinewood Dr. 9

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Community Gardens Council decided to pitch in $899 to help the Castlegar Community Gardens pay for insurance for the year. After having had some difficulties, the nonprofit has just got started with a new board and needed some help to keep the gardens up and running.

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Submitted to the Castlegar News A campfire ban is in place for the majority of the province, including the Castlegar area. On Friday, July 3, 2015, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, were prohibited throughout the majority of the province, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced late last week. This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified. This extraordinary step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. Unseasonably hot and dry weather is being experienced around the province and any preventable, human-caused fires divert critical personnel and resources from other incidents. The BC Wildfire Service is responding to over 150 active fires in the province. Campfires will still be allowed in the area known as the “Fog Zone” along the western coast of Vancouver Island. A map of the area covered by this open burning prohibition and campfire ban is available online at:

This ban applies to:

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-Open fires of any size, including campfires; -The use of fireworks, sky lanterns and tiki torches; -Burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description; -The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice); and -The use of air curtain burners (forced-air burning systems). This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. It also

does not apply to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, with a flame length of 15 centimetres or less. The use of this equipment may be prohibited locally and at a later time if deemed necessary so check “current fire bans” online at: The use of a portable campfire apparatus that does not meet the conditions noted above is prohibited. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with civic authorities for any restrictions before lighting a fire. Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. “We’re committed to safeguarding B.C.’s families, natural resources and infrastructure from wildfires,” said Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. “Given the hot and dry conditions in most of the province, we are implementing this provincewide campfire ban to help protect our communities.” For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: You can also follow the latest wildfire news on Twitter at:!/BCGovFireInfo or on Facebook at:


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through messages found in nature. I also create artwork as a way to connect with people. My family are all “makers of things,” so creating art as a young child felt very natural. From the time I saw my babysitter’s sketchbook and was inspired to draw, to my degree in graphic design and visual arts, artwork has marked the peaks and valleys of my life. Drawn to nature and the great outdoors, I made the trek from B.C.’s Lower Mainland to the Kootenays to establish the Mirja Valhala Art Studio at the Windborne B&B in 2007. The visuals of wilderness mountains and waterways, and the coastal scenes of my earlier life, have a definite influence on the evolution of my artwork.


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The 19th Annual Castlegar Art Walk is organized each year by the Castlegar Art Council and runs from June 22 until Sept. 20. Featuring local and regional artists and artisans, the self-guided art tour is hosted at

Artist name: Karen Godbout Venue: Castlegar Airport Terminal (#25) Medium: Composite Photographs Artist home: Trail

more than 25 participating venues around Castlegar. Detailed maps are available at the Castlegar Visitor Centre and more information, please visit culture-guide/castlegar-art-walk. Each week, the Castlegar News will feature biographies from the exciting artists in the show.

Dancing is an art of constant motion and change where the dancer and the dance are one, evoking an endless cycle of creation and re-creation. The Nataraja series contemplates ideas of interconnectedness and interdependence, oscillation, transformation and eternity, reflecting on the beauty of the created world—plainly simple, yet infinitely complex—and the wonder of our human consciousness that brings it meaning. In my photography, I explore creative processes, art as prayer, art as meditation, and renewed ways of seeing. The bees are my muses.

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SD20 students become filmmakers for a week would turn to each other.” Ollie Flick attended the course and worked on editing and special effects on “The Walking Lead: Zombo Combo,” one of the three short films that came out of the workshop. He said working on the project helped him teach others about the technical side of filmmaking, something he did in his spare time anyways. “At the beginning, while we were doing the idea board, I felt a connection with camera work and I connected with editing on the computer, while some people went to the writing,” he said, adding that he was excited to put skills into practice that wouldn’t normally get taught in a classroom. “It was really good to apply. Some of that stuff they don’t teach at school and it was cool to teach to the other kids when they probably wouldn’t never have been taught to do that kind of stuff.” Debbie Flick, Ollie’s mother, was also at the board meeting, and says she could see a noticeable difference in her son during and after the workshop. “I noticed with my own son, that that was a week, including the Saturday, where I didn’t have to wake him up,” she told trustees. “He was ready to go on his own. I noticed that it doesn’t change the world, but it is a step forward. I have seen an increased commitment to his school studies after that week. As a parent, it was very worthwhile.” The “Zombo Combo” movie was played at the meeting for trustees

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Bright green smoke billows from smokestacks at Teck, zombies are on the hunt, and School District 20 (SD20) students created it all. Fred Nock, a Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (KCLC) online teacher, made a presentation at the SD20 board meeting on Monday, sharing the success of the Living Landscapes project – a week-long film making workshop for students from anywhere in the district. In May, the group of 15 students created three short films in just under a week, starting with writing scripts and shooting scenes and finishing up with editing and special effects for a polished final product. The KCLC teacher told trustees all about the alternative learning environment and how it gave the students a chance to explore new skills in broadcast and moviemaking, all while learning curriculumbased information. “We had teens in there writing, creating, storyboarding, looking at english language concepts like story structure, visual and art concepts, different shots, audio concepts and levels, performance, drama, technical and computer skills,” he shared, adding that the project was all about independence and collaboration. “The wonderful thing about film is that the kids teach each other. When there was a problem, they didn’t come to us teachers first. They

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and attendees and got a few laughs with zombies running around Trail and Teck Trail Operations before being killed off by the film’s hero. Darryl Ganzert, board chair and Beaver Valley trustee, believes that filmmaking provides students with an opportunity to learn even if they are having trouble in the classroom. “I think you have really struck on something here that meets the needs of a lot of students whose needs are not being met right now,” he said, adding that he fully supports more programming like it. “This is where education is going. This is what the new education plan envisions and Fred, what you are doing is showing us what quality education is going to look like in the future.” Teri Ferworn, trustee for Area I and Area J, says she would like to see filmmaking as education and creative outlet take off, and even rival some of the summer workshops held in other Kootenay communities. “I would love to see something like (a film festival) happen in this community, starting with this,” she said, adding that she really enjoyed the screening of “Zombo Combo”. “I know that we lose a lot of students during the summer to Nelson for the film program they have there. It would be great to have something like that locally.” To view the three short films written, directed, shot and edited by SD20 students visit A13

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The Robuster’s team competing in Lethbridge. 

June 26 - July 31, 2015

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Robusters rise to the challenge Submitted to the Castlegar News The local dragon boat team, the Kootenay Robusters, recently took part in the ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, held at Henderson Lake in Lethbridge from June 26-28. Travelling from Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Trail and Rossland, the team arrived Friday evening in time for a final practice. The festival organizers had provided newer dragon boats called Elementals and, after a few tippy moments, the team got used to the different feel and quick response these boats provide. Saturday saw the team compete in two heats in the women’s category (open to all women) as well as the special race for breast cancer survivors only. For that race, the Kootenay Robusters, who were travelling with only 14 survivors, combined with the Cranbrook team, Abreast in the Rockies, to form a new group, Kootenay Abreast, completing the roster of 20 paddlers. Despite never having paddled together before, the amalgamated team won gold in the survivor race and took the C Cup, donated especially for this race. Afterwards, all survivors took part in a moving “Rose Ceremony” plucking the petals from roses and setting them adrift in the waters of the lake, to remember loved ones who have been stricken with cancer.

Thanks to a strong effort on the first day of the festival, the Robusters earned the right to compete in the A finals on Sunday. Dragon boat placements at this festival were decided on by the times posted on the first day – so the women’s teams were sorted into three levels: A, B and C. Pitted against the fastest teams at the festival, the Robusters placed fourth in the semi final and then streaked to first place in their final race of the day – the A consolation round. This win meant they placed fifth out of the 21 women’s teams competing. The team was thrilled with the excellent result and the fact that they had been able to put together some races that showed what they were capable of achieving. As one member put it, “When most people look at us they see a quiet team with some gray hair and perhaps a few extra pounds. When our coach (Trish Ostlund) looks at us, all she sees is raw potential – with no limitations that can’t be managed as long as we work together.” This may account for some of the amazed looks from the younger, stronger teams as they cross the finish line behind the Robusters. It’s something we love to see. If this team sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, all women are welcome. For more information visit our website: or call 250-362-5289.

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Don’t miss Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival Submitted to the Castlegar News The 2015 Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival is fast approaching. This year it will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds. This year’s special guest musical group is Double Portion from North Battleford, Sask. Their name certainly is appropriate as the group consists of Duncan and Debra Hemmerling and their

nine children. They have won numerous awards and toured extensively from Newfoundland to B.C and from Nashville to Alaska. The local groups who will be appearing have not been finalized at this time, except for the ever popular Blueberry Pickers bluegrass group. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs or a blanket, as seating is limited. Also bring bug spray and a jacket or sweater for when the

sun goes down. A freewill offering will be taken. This is a family event, so bring the whole family and enjoy some nationally acclaimed entertainment, but please leave your pets at home. In case of rain the event will be moved to new life church, 602 – 7th St. Castlegar. For more information call John at 250-365-7456, or email

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Rick O’Connor, President and CEO of Black Press Group Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Franklin as Director of Digital Development for the Black Press Group British Columbia Divisions. Andrew will be responsible for developing, implementing, tracking and optimizing digital marketing and audience development across British Columbia. He will work with digital staff and group Presidents to further develop our websites and mobile platforms as we continue to grow the digital part of our media business. Andrew has managed award-winning teams over his 30-year newspaper career and has received North American-wide industry recognition for innovative digital initiatives over the last five years. Recently he has taken a lead role in launching new products including the crowdfunding program BlackPress4Good. Andrew currently serves as director of both the CCNA and BCYCNA newspaper associations and will continue to hold his position of Publisher at The Abbotsford News and Mission Record. He also serves on multiple committees and boards in the community. He has been awarded Rotary’s coveted Paul Harris Fellow on two occasions. He is married and lives in Abbotsford. Andrew has a passion and a key understanding of the steps we need to take to further enhance Black Press’ s’ capabilities in the digital space.

Derek Georgopoulos is returning to the West Kootenay this fall to play for the Selkirk College Saints where he will be part of a team that will be striving for its fourth straight BCIHL championship. Photo submitted

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Derek Georgopoulos headed to the Selkirk College Saints

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Submitted to the Castlegar News Veteran Kootenay Junior International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) forward Derek Georgopoulos will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints starting this September. The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints announced this week that the Cranbrook resident will join the team for the 2015-2016 season. “I’m very excited to join the Saints and attend Selkirk College,” says Georgopoulos. “I have heard Craig nothing but good things about the hockey program and I’m very familiar with the West Kootenays so I feel like it will be a great fit for me.” The 5-foot-9, 165 pound forward recently completed his final KIJHL season with the Fernie Ghostriders where he scored 20 goals and added 15 assists. Georgopoulos spent three full seasons with the Ghostriders and also played one campaign with the Castlegar Rebels in 2013-2014. Earlier in

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his hockey career, Georgopoulos was a member of Kootenay Ice Major Midget team based out of Nelson. In 169 KIJHL regular season games, Georgopoulos posted 67 goals and 67 assists. He is a proven winner at the Junior B level. “George will bring speed, excitement, and a great personality to the locker room,” says Ghostriders head coach Craig Mohr. “The fans will love his work ethic and his ability to get them jumping out of their seats.” Georgopolous joins other member of the reMohr cruiting class: Dallas Calvin (Trail BCHL), Troy Maclise (Osoyoos KIJHL), Marcel Fuchs (Creston KIJHL), Richard Gratz (OCN SJHL), Ashton McLeod (Humbolt SJHL), Nathan Browne (Campbell River VIJHL), Bret Huber (Summerland KIJHL), Nelson Hurry (Summerland, KIJH) and BJ Avery (Swan Valley MJHL). Georgopoulos plans on enrolling in the School of University Arts and Sciences at Selkirk College in the fall.

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Sports Photos to the left and below: the Castlegar Aquanauts show off their hardware. A15


Successful weekend for Aquanauts The Castlegar Aquanauts had a very successful past weekend at the Creston Invitational Swim Meet, placing first overall. There were 25 swimmers in attendance at the swim meet. The Aquanauts made a few new meet records and had a lot of top finishes. All of the swimmers went incredibly fast and showed the other teams that the Aquanauts are the team to beat this summer. Both of the head coaches, Laura Zevenhuizen and Michaella Yang were very impressed with the results achieved by the Aquanauts this weekend. “It was so great to see all of our swimmers have such success this weekend. There were definitely some races that had Michaella and I on the edge of our seats,” said Zevenhuizen. A particularly exciting moment during the swim meet was the 50m freestyle eliminator. An event that takes the top 5 50m freestyle finalists for divisions 1-3 and 4-8 and has them continuously race to be the last ones standing. The Aquanauts received 1st place in all four eliminators! This was one of the many achievements for the aquanauts this swim meet. “This past weekend at Creston was amazing. Both Laura and I were stunned at how well everyone raced. Each and every single swimmer should be proud of their performance,” said Yang. The next swim meet for the Castlegar Aquanauts will take place in two weeks time in Colville. It is about halfway through the season and the swimmers have already had a ton of success.

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Individual Meet Results

50m Free Eliminator Winners

Div 1 Boys: 1st Place: Ethan Marshall Div 2 Boys: 1st Place: Reid Quintanilha Div 2 Girls: 1st Place: Avery Cooke Div 3 Boys: 3rd Place: Ayden Quintanilha 2nd Place: Bryce Anderson 1st Place: Ethan Lawczynski Div 3 Girls: 1st Place: Claire Cartwright Div 4 Boys: 2nd Place: James Marshall 1st Place: Cayden Cooke Div 5 Girls: 1st Place: Emma Lawczynski Div 7 Girls 1st Place: Michaella Yang Div 7 Boys: 1st Place: Jeffrey Ashton Div 8 Boys: 2nd Place: Ron Anderson

Div 1-3 Girls: Claire Cartwright Div 1-3 Boys: Ethan Lawczynski Div 4-8 Girls: Emma Lawczynski Div 4-7 Boys: Jeffrey Ashton

Overall Team Points 7th: Colville Sharks - 45 6th: Trail Stingrays – 159 5th: Grand Forks Piranhas - 233.5 4th: Creston Waves - 266 3rd: Nelson Neptunes – 385.5 2nd: Kimberley Seahorses – 454 1st: Castlegar Aquanauts - 591



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Congratulations to all the STARskaters. Thank you to coaches, Rachel Steward and Andrea Poznikoff for a wonderful season. Photo submitted




Submitted to the Castlegar News The Castlegar Skating Club celebrated the end of the 2014-15 skating season with their annual year end dinner and awards banquet.

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Captain Louis Holuboff November 20, 1933 – June 25, 2015 Longtime Arrow Lakes Towboat Captain and life long resident of Robson, BC passed away unexpectedly from Guillian-Barré syndrome. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 60 years Helen and his sons Keith and Kenton, also loved by his grandchildren Ryder and Leigh, brother Peter (Eleanor) and sister Vera Tomlen. There will be no service by request, cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louie’s Memory may be made to: Guillian-Barré Foundation of Canada Inc. 3100 Garden Street PO Box 80060 RPO Rossland Garden Whitby ON L1R 0H1 “He will be sadly missed”

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Michael Gerald Connolly of Genelle passed away peacefully on June 18, 2015 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Mike was born June 11, 1934 in Clarke City, Quebec. He worked 44 years in construction as a Crane Operator. His trade took him to every province across Canada, including the Northern regions. In his spare time he loved woodwork, making bird houses for God’s little creatures as he called them. He really enjoyed cooking especially seafood. Mike loved Àshing and hunting and was also very witty. He loved to laugh and make other people laugh with his Irish sense of humor. Michael is predeceased by his parents Anna and Jerry Connolly, son Lee, sisters Kay, Patricia, Jocelyn and brother Harry. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Louise Riley, brother Jerry of Montreal, sister Ruth of Carolina, son Kelly (Kim) and 2 granddaughters Kodi and Kaci. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Michael’s name to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at Carberry’s Chapel on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Mary Baff, nee Miroslawa (Mirka) Libera (10 Nov 1925 – 30 June 2015) was born in Poland and lived an idyllic childhood on her family farm until life was forever changed by the cruelties of WWII. Coming to Canada in 1949 to seek a new life, she met first husband Ed Chwist and had children Alice (Richard) and Eddie (France). Mary’s life changed again when she was “swept off her feet” by Rudy Baff, her second husband of 56 years. They brought into the world children Richard (Rose), Mario (Teresa), Francis (Janice), Angela and Peter. The family traveled west from Ontario eventually settling in Castlegar in 1969.

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Executive Director

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Service Responsibilities: 1. Assesses the safety of the clients and their children and supports clients in reducing safety risks. 2. Interviews clients, prepares case histories, assesses problems, develops counseling plan with clients, and outlines services provided by the agency. 3. Provides individual and group counseling to clients from a feminist and trauma-based perspective using techniques such as therapeutic group counseling and self-skill workshops. 4. Provides information, support, and advocacy and makes referrals to other community service providers, resources, and professionals as required, including for signiďŹ cant others. 5. Participates in or initiates case conferences with other professionals as required. 6. Facilitates the creation of group counseling and/or self-skill workshops in the community. 7. Maintains related records and statistics as per Ministry contract and produces reports as required. 8. Maintains best practices and current knowledge of issues and resources related to abuse and violence; conducts presentations and public awareness activities about services and issues; participates in relevant community/regional committees to ensure client-centred, coordinated services. 9. Performs other related duties as required. QualiďŹ cations: Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related human/social service ďŹ eld. Two (2) years recent related supervised experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Job Skills and Abilities: i) demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing feminist assessment and counseling; sensitivity to cultural differences and needs ii) excellent interpersonal, counseling, oral and written communication skills iii) demonstrated skill in group process and facilitation techniques; skilled in providing advocacy services iv) familiarity with STV standards, VAWIR policy, relevant legislations and local resources v) ability to work effectively with other agency staff, agency teams, and with community vi) good organizational, case management, time, and stress management skills


RETIREMENT home in Osoyoos seeks Food Service Manager. Must have Red Seal. Apply:


SALMON ARM area logging company looking for hydraulic loader op and buckerman. Must have exp. to apply. Competitive wage & benefits.


Alternative Health


LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

Trades, Technical Financial Services

AUTO SERVICE TECH required in Penticton. Guaranteed pay scale depending on billable hours and experience. Permanent position, 40 hour week guaranteed. (250)809-9780 or Dave (250)492-5630.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Coming Events

Coming Events

STEEL BUILDINGS. “Our big 35th anniversary sale� 20x20 $4500. 25x24 $5198. 30x30 $7449. 32x36 $8427. 40x46 $12140. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422,

FULL SERVICE plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area 1800-573-2928

Topsoil, Sand, Road Gravel Fill with delivery call for prices 250.359.7188 c:250.304.8158 Rubber Tire Backhoe, Mini Excavator & dump truck service

Merchandise for Sale


Estate Sales

Apt/Condo for Rent

Estate Auction-Denise Blaker 3605 Kettle Valley Rd. E. Rock Creek. July 11th @ 10 am. Irrigation pump, sleigh bed, antiques chairs, yard tools and much much more. Rothwell Auctions. 250-306-1112

Heavy Duty Machinery

MEDICAL Transcriptionists are in huge demand! Train with Canada’s top Medical Transcription school. Learn from home and work from home. Call today! 1-800-4661535 or

Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014

A-CHEAP, LOWEST PRICES STEEL SHIPPING Dry Storage Containers Used 20’40’45’53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. 40’ containers as low as $2,200DMG. Huge freezers. Experienced wood carvers needed, full time. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866-528-7108 or 1778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale Older electric stove, works perfectly, $25.00 call 250.365.8047

CASTLEGAR Downtown 3 Bdrm Apartment $975/mth, F/S, W/D, Heat included N/S, N/P Handicap acces. Phone (250)365-2290 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Rota Villa now accepting applications for studio suites. Age 60 & over. Call 250.365.7010 for information

Commercial/ Industrial

WAREHOUSE: CASTLEGAR Industrial area, Mulitpurpose 2400 Sq.Ft: 14x20 Door ground

level: Covered Storage or Ample

parking out: Double door entry in back w/shelves in storage room: OFF highway 3. Susan: $1350.00/ 250-365-1769

Homes for Rent Castlegar 3 Bdrm house, South Castlegar, F/S, W/D, DW, A/C,1400 sq ft, N/S, ref reqd $875/mth + utilities, Avail Aug 15th

Coming Events


Rooms for Rent Room for rent in North Castlegar on bus route. $400 plus half utilities, phone 250.687.1247

Trail Riding Grounds

W.TRAIL, furnished room for rent. $450./mo. incl. util., internet, laundry. N/S, N/P. Ref. 250-608-4425

Ages 8 - 18

Youth Polish, Shine & Show Clinic

Suites, Lower CASTLEGAR SOUTH 1 Bdrm Basement suite in quiet 4-plex Clean, spacious & bright Laundry available, N/S, N/P $650/mth incl utilities 250-352-5659


July 25th & 26th, 2015

Cars - Domestic

Now taking applications!!

1992 Honda Civic, 5sp standard, 230,000km, great condition, new clutch, $1,900/obo. 2002 Nissan Altima, 4cy, 4dr, auto, excellent condition, fully loaded, $3,900. 250-442-0122

Thanks to funding in part by the Columbia Basin Trust!! Cost is $20.00 Fee includes: Lunch, Drinks, and snacks Sat & Sun, BBQ Sat Night, T-shirt & Goodie Bag. Clinicians covering di#.#+00,-'!//1!&/10.'0',+"")#500'+% Stable Management, Anatomy, Showmanship and much more!!

For info email: or call 250.365.1959


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Castlegar News Thursday, June 18, 2015

Specials Pork Side ribs 9 Sweet kale Salad B.C. grown sweet and sour cut. (340 gram pack) Rainier Cherries



Canning Sale on Now!


20 lb box of peaches - $18

Ingredients • 2 cups packed brown sugar • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup cider vinegar • 1/3 cup water • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

(Early Red Haven)

• 2 tablespoons ketchup • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 8 bone-in country-style pork ribs (3 inches thick and 8 ounces each)

Cranky Mom’s

20 lb box of apricots - $18

Borscht $10/jar

10 lb Lapin Cherries - $25 B.C (non-GMO) corn - 6 cobs/$5

(Peachs and Cream and Yellow)

For all online orders go to: and add the app to your home page. 250.365.3373 Located in the Kootenay Crossing Mall

Directions In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in the vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat. Serve ribs with sauce. Yield: 8 servings. Serve with a fresh kale salad. PU B •


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Contact Christine Esovoloff 250.365.6397



Your ad could be here!

Thirsty Duck


‘Great Food & Funʻ

Happy hour Monday thru Saturday 3-5 plus Tuesday & Thursday 7-9 *Draft beer 3.50 & 4.00/House wine and hi-balls 3.50 Exotic offerings (wild game sliders) Thursday 5-9 Kids welcome all hours we are open *taxes extra

4370B Minto Road, Castlegar 250.365.0035 • Open 11am Daily



44th Anniversary

Thursday, July 9, 2015 Castlegar News


THE FIRST 200 CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT BAG WITH FREE PRODUCTS ON FRIDAY JULY 17TH & SATURDAY JULY 18TH (hours 9am to 6pm)! Enter in-store July 17th & 18th to win a Vitamix Blender! Sponsored by

Mother Natures 44th Anniversary Sale July 17th & 18th


20% Off

Not to be combined with any other promotion. You must present this coupon at time of purchase. One coupon per customer. Regular priced products only.

• Food & Beverage Sampling • Many gift baskets to win! • Cake on Saturday at 1:00pm

Come te celebruas! with

Come meet Leah, the owner, on Friday from 11am-2pm

Experience all three stages


All Sizes

Imagine your legs without varicose veins

Vega™ Sport offers three stages; Prepare, Sustain & Recover. Push harder and longer taking your fitness to the next level. Recharge and repair so you can do it all over again. All sizes

Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins within just 2 months!





Ortho Adapt™

60 veg caps


All natural pain relief

Ortho-Adapt™ can provide a boost for anyone who is stressed, tired, or trying to keep up with the demands of today’s fast paced lifestyle at work, school, sports or family life at home.

ON SALE 120 capsules

Have your makeup done by Dawn on Saturday from 10am-2pm


120 + 20 v-capsules

Thank you to all of our customers for 44 amazing years!

High-potency care for your colon

Run down? Get Energized! Made with raw, juiced greens for a clean refreshing taste.

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Colon Care delivers 80 billion probiotics from 10 strains that specifically benefit colon health.


ON SALE 30 veg caps


Moroccan Argan Soap

Prairie Naturals® Super Strength Serra-Force 120,000 SU helps to reduce symptoms such as pain, nose, ear and throat infections as well as inflammation in the face and mouth.

Argan oil is rich in Vitamins A & E and is abundant with natural anti-oxidants. Moroccan Rhassoul clay containing numerous mineral and trace elements adds an extra luxury polish for your skin to glow.





ON SALE Mixed Berry 400 g



Boody™ Bodywear Boody™ is sustainable, plantbased and pesticide free. Keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.




Sale Ends July 18th, 2015

Sale Ends December 31, 2012 Downtown Castlegar ● 250.365.7750 •

Castlegar News, July 09, 2015  

July 09, 2015 edition of the Castlegar News

Castlegar News, July 09, 2015  

July 09, 2015 edition of the Castlegar News