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The weather this past long weekend was certainly hot and young Joel Krapky, age 3, cooled off under the water at the Castlegar Spray Park on Saturday. Photo by Chelsea Novak

Councilor Tassone apologizes for breach of confidentiality BETSY KLINE Castlegar News

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Bruno Tassone opened Tuesday’s city council meeting with an apology for giving in camera meeting information to a member of the public. Mayor Chernoff responded by accepting the apology on behalf of council and reading a prepared statement. “This is a serious breach of your oath as a Councilor for the City... Council accepts your frank admission that this was an error and accepts your commitment that



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you will never reveal or discuss confidential discussions to others outside of confidential council meetings,” Chernoff read. The statement included the fact that the improperly disclosed information was then posted on a local website. It also reinforced the fact that Section 117 of the Community Charter requires a council member to keep confidential all records and information considered in a closed meeting. Section 90 of the Community Charter which allows for a council to legally close a meeting

for a prescribed list of reasons was also brought up. “A free and frank discussion of these sensitive subjects is for the benefit of the community. The ability to have that kind of discussion is however, ruined where information is selectively disclosed or leaked. Trust between council members is lost. This trust is essential to our ability to serve the citizens of Castlegar,” Chernoff stated. The statement ended with a warning that any future occurrence of breach of confidentiality will be dealt with severely.


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Location: Nelson and district community complex (Multi-purpose room) The Kootenay swim club will be having our Annual general meeting at the Nelson and District community Complex on August 26th at 6:00pm. The club would like to invite all of our current members and any interested individuals who might be joining the club for the 2015-2016-swim season. The Club will be looking to fill all board vacancies during this meeting and finalize all budgets and implement our strategic plan for the upcoming season.

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As it does every summer, the City of Castlegar has put water restrictions in place to help reduce the amount of water residents use, but many people in Castlegar may not understand that capping their water usage could save the city money in the long-term. Peak usage Usually the demand for water is four times higher in the summer than in the winter, which is why the city imposes water restrictions. “That’s the demand we can really help control and that’s the peak that sets the demand on the whole system is the summer flows,” said Chris Barlow, the director of transportation and civic works. Restrictions limit sprinkling and car washing to every second day, from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Residents who use a water regulating system can water between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. But this year, water usages have increased despite the restrictions.

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In 2014, Castlegar used 19,710 cubic meters of water on its peak day and started reaching those levels in late July. This year Barlow says a hotter summer saw peak water use levels in late June.

Drawing from the Arrow Castlegar draws its water from Lower Arrow Lake, sharing an intake with Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill. The City’s water splits off and is treated before being pumped into one of eight reservoirs, which are kept 80-100 percent full at all times. Barlow explains that though drawing from the lakes means Castegar won’t run out of water, increased usage does put pressure on the system. “Through this year we have seen times when pumping ... [was] stressing the system,” says Barlow. “[But] we haven’t had to worry about empty reservoirs, other than when we have power outages because it impacts the pumping.” Though there’s little worry about running out of water, Barlow does stress that increased usage has consequences. “Even though we have a good water

source, we’re asking citizens to conserve because it does impact our system,” says Barlow. “The distribution system can be stressed on this peak days, and plus ... these peak days determine the sizing of the system.” The size of any future reservoirs is determined by the size needed for peak days, which means that the larger the amount of water used on peak days, the more it costs to add to the system and build bigger reservoirs.

Water metering The city is in the midst of implementing a universal metering program. Barlow says the majority of commercial and industrial users have been metered and billed on consumption for a number of years, but there are still 213 residential meters to be installed. Once metering is in place for all residences, the city will begin charging by usage. Hopefully paying for water will impact the amount the people of Castlegar use, and they’ll take action to keep not only their own costs, but the costs on the system, down.

Strong warning to drivers to slow down

RCMP in the area are issuing a strong warning to West Kootenay drivers to slow down. This warning follows the recent long weekend where the WKTS/ Nelson Integrated Road Safety Unit impounded seven vehicles for travelling in excess of 40 km/hr an hour over the posted speed limit. “We originally thought this was due to the long weekend but Tuesday the traffic unit im-

pounded 11 more vehicles for excessive speed and charged one person for impaired driving under the influence of a drug and had numerous drug seizures,” said Sgt John Ferguson. “We are very concerned about the high speeds observed on our highways. Combine this with impaired driving and it is a recipe for disaster.” Ferguson said the worst of-

fender was a motorcycle caught going 185 km/hr on a motorcycle at night. Penalties for this level of speeding are steep. Vehicles are impounded for seven days at the owners expense and the driver receives a minimum fine of $368.00 and demerit points. Ferguson added Shambhala also puts extra pressure on West Kootenay highways. The popular music festival brings

in more than 15,000 people to the area and Ferguson said RCMP members will be out in full force with the addition of traffic members from across the province. “Please be careful in driving and be warned there will be concentrated enforcement across our region as we want everyone to be safe and get to their destination alive and well,” he said.

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High paid employees names released as part of SOFI report

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff was paid $17,524 plus $8,762 in Municipal Officer’s Castlegar News expenses for a total of $26,286. This total is Castlegar has published its annual State- about $2,000 less than the Trail mayor and ment of Financial Information (SOFI) report $19,000 less than the Nelson mayor. The report also contains a list of all for 2014 containing information on elected officials and employee salaries as well as employees who received over $75,000 in expenses paid to suppliers of goods and 2014. Thirteen employees were included on this year’s list. Topping the list is Casservices. The report shows that City Councilors tlegar’s Chief Administration Officer John �������������������������� ��������������������������������������� Malcolm at $208,263. Next in line is Philip were paid $8,762 plus $4,381 in Municipal Officer’s expenses, for a combined total of Markin Director of Planning and Develop$13,143 with the exception of Gord Turner ment at $165,175. Chris Barlow Director of and Bruno Tassone, who because of the Transportation and Civic Works was paid election only served for part of the year. $134,937. The remaining employees on the list are: Castlegar council salaries come in at $1,000 below their counterparts in Trail and $5,000 Utilities Manager Jesse Reel $119,404; Operations Manager Garry Sauer $117,946; below Nelson councillors. BETSY KLINE

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Carol Breakwell and her husband Ed have been geocaching since 2012, when Ed heard about a fun game played with handheld GPS units. At the time, the closest geocache was at Pilot Bay, so they jumped on a ferry and went to look. They didn’t find it the first time, but they went back, and found their first cache. “I was instantly hooked the minute we opened it up,” said Carol. “There were little trade items. I brought a stuffed toy home, and that was it, I couldn’t wait to do the next one.” Geocaching Geocaching has been around since 2010, when the U.S. government disabled selective availability for GPS satellites, thereby drastically improving the GPS technology available to the public. A GPS enthusiast by the name of Dave Ulmer came up with the idea to hide a container and post the coordinates of its location online, so that others could go find it. And they did. The phenomenon quickly swept the internet and eventually was born. Now there’s no need to even buy a GPS unit. Geocachers or cachers can simply download the geocaching app on their smartphones, and jump to it. The app shows any caches in the area, and helps users navigate to any given cache’s location. Then its time to get searching. Most caches are well hidden; simply finding the coordinates doesn’t guarantee finding the cache. Some will even stare geo-

A small cache hidden by the kootenay pirates.  

cachers right in the face, without them knowing it. Creative caches Breakwell and her husband have now found over 4,800 caches, and have hidden a number of their own. They cache under the name kootenay pirates, and plan vacations around Geocaching. They’ve cached as far as Hawaii, Alaska, and Mexico. While many of the caches they’ve found have been hidden in simple containers that were painted or decorated to blend in with their surroundings, or hidden under things, others were creative caches. One example was the Big Enormous Cache in Calgary, AB. “It was a pup tent in a park, and everyone thought it was a homeless person’s tent and left it alone,” said Breakwell. “But as soon as you unzipped it, the pencil was one of those big footlong pencils ... and all the trade items were huge.”

Photo by Chelsea Novak

A Castlegar example of a creative cache is Industrial Tube on Minto Rd. We won’t give away the secret, but getting the cache out of the tube is pretty tricky.

Terrain But sometimes the trick is getting to the cache in the first place. Each geocache description includes a cache’s terrain rating, which lets the cacher know how hard it is to reach the location. Caches with a terrain rating of one can be accessed by anyone, while caches with a terrain rating of five often require special equipment or skills to reach them. Breakwell and her husband have done 150 terrain five caches. “We like some of the harder hikes,” says Breakwell, “and we did have a boat at one time, so we did a lot of boat caches that are considered terrain five because you need a boat to get to them.”

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Toadfest is a fun, free family event to raise awareness about Western Toads, help some toadlets across the road, and learn about other local species! The toadlet migration has been very early this year but come and see some live aquatic insects, amphibians, and reptiles; take in the interactive wildlife displays; and enjoy the kids’ activities.

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Wed., Aug. 12, between 4 and 7 p.m. Summit Lake Provincial Park, south of Nakusp

Drop in anytime. Parking is limited so please car pool. Do not transport any toadlets outside of this organized event. For more information visit or call 250-352-1300 Toadfest is coordinated by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, with support from B.C. Parks, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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Best Deal of the Summer Carol Breakwell shows a cache placed by Little Adventures.

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Geotourism really catching on continued from page 4

They haven’t done any extreme rock climbing caches, but as far as Breakwell knows, there aren’t any in the area. Trackables Once a cacher has found a cache they can sign the logbook and mark it as found in the app. Some caches have tradable items like the stuffed animal Breakwell found in her first cache. Some also have trackables. A trackable is purchased off the geocaching website, placed in a cache, and picked up by someone else to be moved to a different cache, where someone else can find it. Cachers can track the item’s progress as it circles the globe by entering an engraved code on the website. “I’ve seen teachers use them for their classes,” says Breakwell. “It’s a great way to get them to study [geography.]” Travelbugs and Geocoins are among some of the most common trackables. They both work essentially the same way, but Geocoins are a little different. They are created by individuals or groups as a signature item or calling card, and are sometimes

given away as promotional items. For instance, they are often used as incentives to get people to complete GeoTours. GeoTours GeoTours are multiple caches setup with the specific purpose of drawing geocache tourists to an area. Breakwell and her husband recently traveled to Ponderay, Idaho where a GeoTour with 25 caches was setup. Cachers who find all 25 receive a commemorative Geocoin. “Geotourism is really catching on, because they’re realizing that people will travel to come and find geocaches,” said Breakwell In B.C., Backroad Mapbooks has setup a GeoTour for each region of the province, including the Kootenay Rockies. Finding all three caches in each region earns you a Geocoin with the region’s emblem, and finding all the caches in all the regions, plus two bonus caches, can earn you an additional GeoCoin. Unfortunately none of the Backroad Mapbook caches are in Castlegar, and Breakwell says she’d like to see a GeoTour in the area. “I’d like to see some kind of Geotourism from Castlegar or the Kootenays—Castlegar, Nelson, Trail—and draw those people into our areas, and do a coin challenge,” said Breakwell.


In last week’s Castlegar News, we incorrectly named South Okanagan-West Kootenay federal NDP candidate incorrectly in a headline on a letter to the Editor. We mistakenly named Richard Can-

nings as Cummings on page 7 of last week’s edition. The Castlegar News apologizes for this mistake and any confusion it may be caused.

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Letter to editor

No happily ever after Editor: It has come to my attention that there are still people, who think, because residents of Riverside Crescent and Connors Road are angry about “our” rail crossing, that we are against bike routes. Please allow me to clarify the situation. This is about the rights of all Castlegar homeowners not to be bullied into having an unnecessary rail crossing outside your front door, with the attendant train horn noise at 90100 decibels, 5-6 times a day. (CPR, by law, must sound the horn at every crossing.) It’s about our rights to choose a quiet place to live, our quality of life, and not to have our property’s value deci-

A Retrospective Walter Volovsek The Ross telescope mentioned last week is shown here. Dr. Matt Redman, Director for Astronomy at the National University of Ireland Galway, tells me the restored telescope now forms the core of a museum of astronomy, and part of the Birr Estate has been chosen for the erection of Ireland’s component of Europe’s Lofar Radio Telescope network. See the movie clip at Dr. Redman ordered a copy of The Green Necklace as a gift to Castlegar House. 

mated by our council choosing to ignore their own Official Community Plan. The OCP states that the city will preserve and protect green spaces and buffer zones and not contribute to noise pollution. Well! Our green space buffer zone is gone, replaced by asphalt, and we now have the train horn noise we did not have prior to construction of the rail crossing. Would any other Castlegar homeowner imagine that the city could do this to you, to impact your home so negatively? This is a case of lack of due diligence, poor, rushed planning, and certainly, no “Happily Ever After.” Nesta Hale Castlegar

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Traveling everywhere Sitting having coffee with friends and gabbing about things, I was asked a very serious question. No, it wasn’t about the forthcoming election, and it wasn’t about the forest fire dangers in B.C. This person wanted to know if there was any place in the world I hadn’t traveled to. Facetiously, I replied that I hadn’t visited Spitsbergen Island in the Arctic north of Russia. But “seriously,” he said, “I want to know.” Probably the country outside of Canada we’ve spent the most time in is the United States. We’ve completed three Californian and Florida Disneyland and Disney World trips with our kids and grandkids. We’ve vacationed in Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. We’ve visited areas in Idaho, Washington, Montana and Utah. We’ve been on Rotary friendship exchanges

Spots in Time Gord Turner to Iowa and New Jersey—both amazing trips. Recently, we were in Memphis, Tennessee to visit Elvis and Graceland. We’ve been to Australia and Brazil twice, sometimes on tour, but often hosted by Rotarians. Our first Australian trip was one of discovery as we were trying to connect with friends and family members of our son Devin who had been on exchange and most of his buddies were Aussies. Our major trip to Indonesia was in the same vein as we found all

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the families and friends he’d made there while on exchange in Yogyakarta. We also visited the family of an Indonesian exchange student who stayed several months at our home in Castlegar. We’ve been in Great Britain twice, once on a travel scholarship and once on a self-developed tour. We did the Stonehenge and Stratford events, met relatives of my father, drove through his childhood village near Cambridge, and visited hundreds of literary shrines. On our last trip to Great Britain, we spent special time with Rotarian friends in Bournemouth and in Redruth, Cornwall. On one trip, we were mesmerized by the landscape and villages of Provence in France. A fast train took us to Paris for several glorious days strolling the streets and gardens and tak-

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ing in a Monet exhibition. Twice now, we’ve been dazzled by the remarkable aura of Athens and the acropolis. We’ve made two trips to South Korea. The first time we visited and toured with our youngest son who was teaching there. This year we traveled there to meet the relatives of his lovely South Korean wife, Miran. Both times we saw a lot of Korea, and in particular, loved the tourist islands of Geoje and Jeju. We also got to know a family. One of the best trips we ever took was to Thailand where we met the family of a former exchange student in the north at Udon Thani. On this trip we washed our feet in the warm waters of the Mekong River, rode elephants in Chang Mai, and saw the memorial River Kwai area. One remarkable trip I remember was associated with Selkirk

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College, which sent us to Russia to set up exchange connections with various universities. We were also to explore setting up a sistercity relationship with Tula near Tolstoy’s estate. Highlights of this tour included staying at Tolstoy’s estate and visiting later the magnificence of St. Petersburg on the Baltic. By cruise ship, we’ve entered dozens of ports through the Caribbean, the Baltic, the Mediterranean, and along the coast of Central America. We’ve been a thousand miles inland on the Amazon River where the Nigra River black waters blend with the Amazon. We’ve wandered the streets of cities as diverse as Copenhagen and Singapore and Tallinn, Estonia. So, no, we haven’t been everywhere, but we’re giving it a grand try.

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Aging stations in Warfield and South Slocan have FortisBC Inc. asking for the go ahead to centralize operations in Castlegar with a new $20.7 million facility. The company released a public notice this week describing the proposed Kootenay Operations Centre, that, if okayed by the B.C. Utilities Commission, will break ground next year on Ootischenia Road south of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. That means the Kootenay station service personnel currently housed in the Warfield Complex would relocate to Castlegar into a much larger space. However, the building will continue as the base for power line technicians, says Michael Allison from FortisBC communications. “The Warfield complex houses the Kootenay station service group which maintains the distribution and transmission electrical substations in the boundary and West Kootenay area,” he said. “The proposed Kootenay Operations Centre helps us centralize the location of our personnel, allowing us to serve our customers better, which would result in operations efficiencies and cost savings.” Allison was not specific on how many employees would be affected by the move. The proposed new centre addresses the age, condition and potential code compliance issues of the existing generation facilities in both Warfield and South Slocan, explained Allison, noting the latter’s proximity to certain hazards. “The South Slocan generation site contains a group that responds to emergencies, and in order to do that people need timely access to that site to be able to carry out their duties,” said Allison. “It’s located a bit north of our central area, so by moving more central we are able

Open Your Home to the World Selkirk College’s International Homestay Program is a wonderful way to explore cultures and meet students from around the world. The program is currently welcoming new host families in the Castlegar area and the opportunity brings tremendous rewards. Here’s what it takes to be a homestay participant: • Enthusiastic, welcoming and interested in meeting people from other cultures. • Have a private, furnished bedroom for the student to live in. • Able to provide meals for the student, including a sit-down dinner. • Willing to interact with the student after school, include them in activities and trips and make them part of your family. To find out more and to apply please contact Selkirk International at 250.365.1291 or

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to be in touch with each other in person a lot faster and be able to respond to emergencies better without having to consider condition of roads, and other factors like that.” Before anything moves ahead, as a regulated utility, FortisBC has to apply for approval from the independent provincial agency, the BCUC. Part of that process involves notifying the public of the proceeding, which gives those interested in intervening, time to register. Interested parties opposed to the construction of the new operations centre must register online or by writing to the commission by Aug. 5. “Since we are regulated we have to go through a regulatory process with the BC Utilities Commission,” said Allison. “This does allow our customers and other parties to ask questions of the project and ensure there is a definite case to build this centre.” When registering with the BCUC, “interveners” are required to identify issues they intend to pursue and indicate the extent of their involvement in the review process. Anyone not in opposition of the project, but interested in following the proceeding can view updated regulatory documents on the BCUC website, reminds Allison. “This is to ensure that we are spending money wisely to the benefit of our customers. As a regulated utilities it’s up to the BC Utilities Commission to decide whether or not we are able to proceed with these kinds of projects.” The decision is expected this fall, following the procedural conference which is slated for Oct. 2 in Vancouver. According to FortisBC’s 2014 annual report, the Warfield station is referred to as a control centre, where the company carries out monitoring, control and real-time management of its generation, transmission and distribution facilities. The control centre coordinates with BC Hydro to ensure the appropriate monitoring and control of transmission equipment is maintained 24 hours a day.

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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 Park August 12: Broadway review by Dawn Graham August 19: Juno nominated jazz trio led by Melody Diachun August 25: Canadian folk duo Moats & Oats

HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION: August 6 , 6:00 p.m. MIR Centre for Peace at the Selkirk College Campus in Castlegar. Kootenay area residents are invited to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima .

CASTLEGAR BAPTIST CHURCH 17TH ANNIVERSARY Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m. Join Castlegar Baptist Church this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a special

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anniversary service followed by a BBQ lunch. Castlegar Baptist Church is located at 419 7th Ave. More info. can be found at HORSE SHOW: AUGUST 14-16 Held at the Trail Riding Grounds. Dressage, TEC, English & Western Flat, Halter. All levels of riders. Call 250-359-7097 for information. The public is welcome to view the event free admission for spectators. Concession available. SILENT AUCTION TO SUPPORT CASTLEGAR YOUTH SERVICES: Ends August 30 Stop by Castlegar Community Services at 1007 - 2nd St. Monday Friday 9 am - 3 pm to bid on items including reflexology treatments and a hotel restaurant package.

Please drop off refundable bottles and cans at the Blueberry School. All donations go towards funding programs and events at the school. MYRA DUFF WILL BE HOSTING SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: For information about the Heart Support Group please call Myra at 250-3656369. COMMUNITY LEARNING PLACE: drop in to get free help with basic comput-


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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. 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:

ers, reading and writing, Test preparation, and skills upgrading at the Castlegar and District Public Library on Tuesdays from 12 to 3 p.m. 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

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TREASURE SHOP is offering for sale quality furniture, household items, clothing (plus sizes), footwear, books, monthly silent auctions and many other items. Donations are received Wednesdays and Saturdays only. See castlegarhospitalauxiliary. org. Open Monday thru Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enquiries 250365-7317. 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. 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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The Castlegar Sunrise Rotary Club annually offers a Scholarship to a Stanley Humphries Secondary School Student that meets specific criteria. The student must be of good character and be active in the community. They have a B average with the expectation of success. Consideration will be given to students entering a skill or trades program. Pictured above is Scholarship Recipient Svetlana Hadikin receiving her cheque from Club President Gregg Ziegler. Svetlana is registered in a three-year Rural Pre-Medicine program at Castlegar Selkirk College. Photo and text submitted

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Our apologies, last week Sculpture Talk had the incorrect city for Kimber Fieberger.

Sculpture Talk

Welcome to our regular feature introducing the artists behind the sculptures in this year’s Castlegar SculptureWalk.

Kimber Fieberger Minneapolis MN

Egghead (bronze) Irreverently fun while skillfully and meticulously sculpted, Egghead nicely reflects the personality of its creator - Minneapolis artist Kimber Fieberger. She has not only created a whole line of individualized bronze Humpty Dumpty’s, but also cleverly incorporates the images into outrageously captioned drawings or historic photos as unique prints. Another favourite sculpting subject is jesters – in a variety of poses. Clearly, for Fieberger happiness, mirthfulness and joy are guiding principles in her art. She has a wide and expansive range though. From realistic female studies to masks, through motion filled, semi-abstract works like Dancing Chubbies or Woman in the Wind to her crazily styled, stunning, one of a kind stainless steel or coil/spiral supported pedestal tables, Fieberger imprints her distinctive style on every piece she creates. “My artwork represents two distinctive sides of my personality – someone who greatly enjoys the fun times life brings us but also values and admires the human body and their spiritual side.” Fieberger’s works can be found across the United States. Her gallery and studio contained within her Minneapolis home has been described as “having the artful complexity of Spanish designer Antoni Gaudi combined with the surreal nature of Pablo Picasso.” In her work and in her life she reflects both sides of her predominant traits: sculpting whimsical, joyful pieces like the Egghead and Jester

series but also the seriousness, effort and talent that bronze sculpting and casting necessitates. The Egghead piece displayed here is of a literary mind. Pleasurably engrossed in his book he ponders, a deliciously poised finger pensive against his chin. Wearing a brilliant green and blue jester’s attire and buckled shoes with a polka-dotted bowtie and beaming with delight at his reading choice, his gold dome shines luminously. The facial lines are superbly realized by Fieberger, exaggerated but wildly expressive. Like all her eggheads this one conveys joy in simple pleasures. No doubt it will do the same for Sculpturewalk viewers here. Where do you draw the inspiration for your sculptures, specifically this year’s entry? People are my inspiration. The hand gestures and facial features convey so much. In my piece he is reading a good book and pondering a thought that is bringing a smile to his face. Which artist, past or present, has had a major impact on you as a sculptor and why? Picasso is the obvious answer. I respect that he could revert to that childlike play in his work after all the rigors of the academic training he had. Pure joy of making art. Was there a defining time or moment in your life when you realized sculpting was something you wanted to do for a

living? Yes, I knew from an early age I was going to be an artist. Many different mediums moved me but it was welding in high school that started the strong move into the “fire” mediums. Clay, glassblowing, the ultimate being metal casting. Do you always utilize the same material(s) as this year’s piece, and why is it your preferred medium? I also make found object sculptures from old industrial metal parts and also use stainless steel to fabricate contemporary tables. I also like to use my ceramic and wood shop to create work. There really is not enough time for me to complete all the ideas that are clogging up my brain trying to get manifested. What is the importance of the arts in today’s society? Art is an important part not just in today’s society but all societies throughout time. Art will relate everything you need to about a society’s politics, economics, religion, personal relations. Our relationship with the world around us is what art is communicating and what we leave behind for the future generations to reference. SPONSORED by

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Teyana Neufeld Nelson BC

Notes of Nelson (paper, cotton fibre, epoxy, wire,steel) Teyana Neufeld is a seamstress by trade; lately she has been incorporating her sewing skills (honed in the Kootenay School of the Arts two year Fibre diploma program) into works like her first time entry to this year’s event. Neufeld’s accomplishments include installations for the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition at the Winnipeg Folk Festival between 2007 and 2011. She is a 2013 NICHE Awards Finalist – thousands enter the annual competition that celebrates innovation and excellence in North American fine crafts - and her piece “Fibre Content: Plastic” was selected to be a part of the Port Moody Wearable Art Awards in 2013. Notes of Nelson is the culmination of a three year project, initiated by a poignant scrap of paper she picked up at the folk festival. She has scavenged discarded notes from Nelson’s streets and sewn them into a yardage. From there she cut the pattern pieces of a designer coat and sewed it all together. The coat in turn is draped over wire and steel configured as an androgynous human form, stooping to pick up a note discarded on the ground. As Neufeld indicates, “ each bit of writing is unique like a fingerprint, telling a story.” Her initial installation at Sculpturewalk is unique too, emphasizing her talent with fabric while expressively spinning a story. The notes may be commonplace lists or directions; collectively they speak of life in her new hometown, conveyed through a wholly original sculpture.

Where do you draw the inspiration for your sculptures, specifically this year’s entry? This sculpture was over three years in the making. It began when I found a note at the campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival in the summer of 2011. It was a to-do list that someone had written, things to do before and after the festival. In the before column there was a list of things to do and to bring: toilet paper, tent, tampons, etc. In the after column: Chemo. It was a gut-wrenching realisation that there was a human being on the other end of the pen that had written this initially ordinary looking to-do list. And when I came back to my home in Nelson and began to look, I found notes everywhere. To do lists. Grocery lists. A note from one friend to another. Many notes telling the bylaw man that this parking meter has eaten another toonie... The notes began telling their own story, of Nelson and the people who live here or have passed through. The notes are written and then lost - considered trash until I trundle along and pick them up bewildering those around me by treating the moment of discovery as excitedly as found gold. For these notes are little treasures, the

handwriting on each as unique as a fingerprint. Which artist, past or present, has had a major impact on you as a sculptor and why? No single artist specifically. I have been impressed by the incredible wealth of artists and sculptors we have here in the Kootenays. Most of my exposure to the work of professional artists has been through KSA, starting with the instructors themselves: Denis Klein and Kevin Kratz of the metal department and Coby VanderGaast and Angelika Werth of the fibre realm. I am not a metal artist, but worked as a costume consultant for one of Denis Klein’s recent works. Fellow Sculpturewalk artist Daniel Kloc was assisting him with the project and urged me to put an application in this year. Without his and Denis’ encouragement, I would not have considered fibre as an appropriate medium. But I decided to commit to the challenge and have been thrilled with the experience! SPONSORED by

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beginning weavers; encourage achievement of high standards in members’ work; and collect reference literature for members’ use. During the summer, from June to mid-September, the Selkirk Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild operates a gift shop full of handcrafted works at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. This site also serves as our Castlegar Art Walk venue. For 2015, we chose the theme “Garden Inspirations” for which our members created a variety of items, such as dyed yarns, felted bags, hand-knit socks, velour scarves, cotton tea towels, and table runners. We hope visitors enjoy talking to the weavers as they demonstrate the traditional art of weaving and spinning.

Artist name: USCC Cultural Interpretive Society Venue: Station Museum & Gift Shop (#1) Medium: Fabric Arts (“Weddings through the Ages”) Artist home: Castlegar Contact:; Bio and artist statement: The non-profit USCC Cultural Interpretive Society (CIS) was organized in 2000 by several Doukhobor women dedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional Doukhobor textile and fibre, arts and crafts.

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culture; c) maintain a humanitarian focus that makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. Our 2015 Castlegar Art Walk exhibit features Doukhobor bridal fashions from the late 1800s to the 1970s, including an explanation of each costume and time period, as well as a sample of the traditional “hope chest” prepared by young brides-to-be and their mothers. The exhibit also includes a table grouping of “bread, salt and water,” and a brief outline of the significance of these items in formal Doukhobor ceremonies.

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CASTLEGAR NEWS the Top Left: The Hitching Post, Hedley. Bottom left: Deadwood Junction Greenwood. Top right: Rock Creek Trading Post Rock Creek

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I just returned from the usual summer excursion to the coast, and as others travel out to the coast at this time of year I thought I would share some of the pit stops that might make the trip more enjoyable. Greenwood If I begin my journey in Castlegar, the first place I am ready for a break is in Greenwood, and Deadwood Junction is a perfect place to get a great cup of espresso and a homemade cinnamon bun or croissant sandwich. While waiting for my order to be made I can browse the collection of local arts and crafts in the store, including jewelry, stained glass, unique hats, leather

work and wood carvings. I might pick up some delicious handcrafted chocolates for the road or take to hosts in Vancouver. For those with a heartier appetite, the outdoor BBQ is open at lunch time during the summer where you can get fresh food made by a delightful cook wearing a bowler hat. The name, Deadwood Junction, gives honour to the men who worked in the local Deadwood gold mine. If you happen to be returning from Vancouver on a summer’s evening you might be lucky to enjoy a free music concert on the lawn. I often take the opportunity to take a short walk down the main drag of Greenwood and stretch my legs while admiring the old store fronts. Once I checked out the museum and was rewarded with a free bottle of Greenwood’s famous “best water in the world.” Rock Creek Carrying on to Rock Creek, a little café called Rock Creek Trading Company is situated before the Greyhound

bus stop at the junction of Highway 33. The building goes back to 1880 during the gold rush, when it housed a Chinese laundry and trading post for Chinese miners. Several businesses have since used the building, but in 2003 it was purchased by its present owners who decided to roast their own Peruvian coffee beans and open a coffee shop. The idea has expanded to a café serving South American food and healthy lunch choices including vegan sandwiches and gluten-free desserts. Every winter the owners travel to South America and return with crafts and artifacts to sell in their store, so while waiting for your order, you can peruse a wide selection of interesting products and clothes made in Guatemala, Peru and other South American countries. Hedley If you manage to get to Hedley before stopping for something to eat, The Hitching Post Restaurant is a good place to fill up with a substantial, western, home-cooked meal. You will need to leave

the highway and go to downtown Hedley, but the old, sleepy town is worth the short stop. The building was one of the first in Hedley, built as a department store and dance hall during the gold mining heydays in 1903. After the mine closed, the town of Hedley shrank in size and the building became dilapidated. In the 1970s it was brought back to life as a restaurant serving laidback health food. The owner during the 1990s made further improvements, adding wall murals painted by the owner’s wife. The restaurant now serves a full menu from chips to prime ribs in a classier-styled restaurant, but the floors remain the same as when the building was built: you can feel the bounce of the hardwood floors, and almost hear the rousing fiddle urging a wild jig. Do you have any other favorite stops en route to Vancouver? Please share them by adding a comment after this article at www. or write a letter to the editor.


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Fraser Sutherland entered Selkirk College with an open mind to the meanderings of her post-secondary interests, confident the School of University Arts & Sciences would point her in the right direction. “If you are not sure what you want to do or where you want to go, Selkirk provides that opportunity to explore,” says the 19-year-old who graduated from Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Secondary and came straight to Selkirk College. “The teachers really mentor you, they really invest in you and foster your learning. It gives you more confidence and helps you find what you are passionate about and what interests you the most.” After two years of connecting with her educational passions, Sutherland is off to the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she enters as a Chancellor Scholar. For the fall semester, Sutherland will begin her third year of a double-major in creative writing and history. UBC awards the prestigious Chancellor Scholar distinction to those

students who enter the Vancouver-based university with an outstanding academic background. In her four semesters at Selkirk College, Sutherland maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. “It takes lots of work… and good notes,” laughs Sutherland. “There is a lot of pressure in maintaining those grades, but getting to that point provides a lot of pride.”

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you major in it.” Her parents were enthusiastic about history and politics, but Sutherland says they never pushed a specific academic route. Instead, they encouraged their oldest daughter to figure it out on her own. It finally clicked in high school. “There was a semester when I didn’t have social studies in high school and then I realized how much I really missed it,” says Sutherland. “I really like the stories and humanity… looking at people and seeing the differences, but also the similarities throughout time.”

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Parents set the tone for education Sutherland’s academic achievements are impressive, but not surprising considering her lineage. Her grandfather was a history professor at UBC, her mother majored in history and her father is a history instructor at Selkirk College. Though her pathway may seem obvious now, it wasn’t always the case. “There was a time between 12 and 14 when we were on vacation, my dad would want to go to another museum and you would think: ‘No, not another one!’” she says. “You grow out of that and then you start to enjoy it… then


Rewards for hard work Sutherland entered Selkirk College with a high school entrance scholarship and her continued academic success provided more financial assistance once she arrived. She received numerous scholarships over the two years and to prepare for entrance into UBC was awarded the prestigious Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship. Combined with jobs at the Castlegar Library and Rossland Museum over the last two years, Sutherland has managed to make the often daunting cost of a post-secondary education less challenging. “By living at home and working, I actually made more money than I spent on school. It’s been a big help,” she says.

Fraser Sutherland is spending the summer working at the Rossland Museum. let for expression Sutherland entered Selkirk College with a focus on history, but early in her post-secondary studies found an additional passion with creative writing. When she was in high school, Sutherland wrote every day. It was more of a hobby and a way to look at everyday life from a different angle. “Sometimes you have to stop, look at the world and figure out how you can twist it into art,” she says. “It’s a process of how can I make a simple table into something beautiful through words.” She enjoyed writing, but hadn’t given it much thought beyond the volumes of notepads on her shelf. Then Sutherland took a creative writing course with instructor Almeda Glenn Miller and was hooked.

“She cares so much about your learning experience and really believes in her students,” says Sutherland. “For me, Almeda really understood my individual learning style and helped bring out the best in my writing.” With the spark for taking writing more seriously ignited, Sutherland ended up taking six creative writing classes over her two years. Her confidence grew to the point where she submitted her portfolio to UBC’s Creative Writing Program which is considered Canada’s most prestigious incubators of talent. “It’s a very competitive program and I didn’t give myself much of a chance,” says Sutherland. “It’s pretty special to be accepted and to know my work is at that level.”

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This year, the annual Toadfest event will be held on Wednesday August 12, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Summit Lake Provincial Park, south of Nakusp. The free event, now in its sixth year, is coordinated by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), with support from B.C. Parks, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We anticipated that the migration would be earlier this year because early breeding was observed,” says Crystal Klym, Program Manager for the FWCP in the Columbia Region. “Then the very hot summer accelerated the growth of the tadpoles, and large numbers of toadlets were already moving by the third week of July”. One of the challenges faced by the toads at Summit Lake is getting across Highway 6 without getting squashed by vehicles as they migrate between the lake and upland habitat. Adults move to and from the lake to breed in the spring, and then the toadlets make one migration in late summer when they leave the lakeshore and move to upland habitat where they disperse and mature. A recently constructed toad tunnel and wildlife fencing, installed by the Ministry of Transportation, Highways and Infrastructure, and the Minis-

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Castlegar is attempting to stop the increase in water usage by restricting use during the summer months. This year, citizens are being asked to sprinkle on odd or even days, according to their residential address. Watering will be permitted from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day. Residents who use a water regulating system (e.g. timers and underground sprinkler systems with timers) shall be exempted from the regulations, provided they do their outdoor watering between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on an alternating day basis. The reasoning behind this exemption is that timers and underground sprinkling systems allow the user to water during the coolest part of the day; therefore, less water is required and sprinkling times should be shorter. Please advise City Hall at 365-7227 if you have a water regulating system. A fine of $50.00 will be levied for non-compliance to the watering regulations. However, under special circumstances, an exemption permit can be obtained at City Hall (460 Columbia Avenue) during regular office hours. Reasons for exemption include the following: a new residential lawn, a means of controlling dust, and watering within a construction or building project.


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The Castlegar Aquanauts swim team had a very successful few days in Kimberley this past weekend. With only 21 swimmers in attendance, they came in 2nd place overall. The Aquanauts achieved a ton of best times this weekend and medalled in many different divisions. Both the coaches, Michaella Yang and Laura Zevenhuizen as well as the parents were so impressed with how the aquanauts swam this weekend. “This past weekend at Kimberley was awesome! We had tons of best times and numerous meet records that were set. Everyone should be extremely proud of themselves for their awesome races!” said Yang. The Kimberley swim meet was the last of a three week swim


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The next swim meet that the Aquanauts have to look forward to is the Regional swim meet in Castlegar. This meet is very important because it will be many of the swimmers final meet of the season. “The results from Kimberley after three swim meets in a row are just amazing. If that’s what our swimmers can do when their tired, I cannot wait to see how everyone does when they are rested up for Regionals. It will be a very exciting swim meet,” said Zevenhuizen. “The Regional swim meet is this weekend and will be swum at our home pool. The Aquanauts are looking forward to seeing some very fast races and to have many swimmers qualify for the Provincial swim meet in August.” Overall Team Points

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The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat team put on their race faces before heading down to the docks for competition at the Harrison Hot Springs Dragon Boat Festival. Charter member, Peggy Phillips (age 83) shows her seat mate Wendy Linnington, a new paddler, how to stay focussed and prepare for the race ahead, while the rest of the team lines up behind them. were discouraged from joining the team in August because festival preparation meant that they wouldn’t have time to get in shape and learn the complicated dragon boat stroke. This year, however, is the perfect time to join the team if you have always wanted to give dragon boating a try. If it turns out to be a sport you would like to delve into more deeply, you would be well on your way by the time the boat is launched for the 2016 season. Steersperson, Trudi Toews, was recently asked what it takes to be a Robuster and summed the requirements up with the comment, “Fifty bucks.� What she meant was that the team values inclusiveness so much

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This season, the Kootenay Robusters decided to try a different strategy for their paddling season one that should be especially helpful to new recruits, and enjoyable for experienced team members as well. Two early season festivals were planned, the first in Lethbridge at the end of June and the second at the end of July in Harrison Hot Springs. Because there were so many new paddlers, it was decided to focus on the fun aspect of festival participation, since there wasn’t time to get everyone trained well enough to be truly competitive. This goal was well accomplished in Harrison as the team took over several units in a nearby condo and planned social activities that emphasized team building and setting good paddling goals for the future. Now that they no longer have to face the pressure of festival preparation the Robusters are working on refining skills, improving technique and enjoying each others’ company. Working under the guidance of coach Trish Ostlund (a former member of the world champion False Creek Women’s Dragon Boat Team) Robusters have various paddling options for the rest of the summer. When there are enough women available, the dragon boat will be used, but if fewer members sign up for a practice, the team is also able to use an outrigger canoe that seats six. In previous years, new paddlers





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Career Opportunities


Help Wanted

Auto Centre Canadian Tire #665, Trail, BC

Our Team is Growing! We are currently looking for experienced

Automotive Professionals for the following

Positions: • Service Manager • FT/PT Service/Parts Advisors • Red Seal Certified Technicians • 1-3 Year Apprentice Technicians • Seasonal Help Competitive compensation packages for those who are qualified. Willing to train the right candidate(s). Canadian Tire is your locally owned and operated retailer who leads the way in our community. Please apply within, or contact Dylan, 250-364-3333 x247

Employment Business Opportunities HIP OR knee replacement? Arthritic Conditions/COPD? Restrictions in walking/dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply today for assistance: 1-844-453-5372.

Career Opportunities

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

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SAW FILERS Vancouver Island, BC WFP is currently seeking Certified Saw Filers at a variety of Sawmill locations on Vancouver Island, BC. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Reporting to the Head Filer, you are required to safely perform quality work within the scope of the trade as it pertains to sawfitting. A Saw Filer (bench ticket preferred), ideally with experience in Heavy Industry, but not limited to, experience in the Forest Industry, you bring to the job an excellent safety record and a strong work ethic. You are a highly motivated team player with excellent skills in relation to time management and prioritizing, accountability and dependability. This is an hourly paid position. Rates of pay and benefits information can be found in the WFP/USW Collective Agreement. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at



Professional Service Advisor

Get your extra money HERE!

Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC seeks a high-energy, customer-focused Service Advisor. Duties include scheduling maintenance and repair work, providing estimates, selling service and parts, coordinating technicians and embracing administrative tasks. Our standards are high because our customers deserve the best. We offer benefits, bonuses and a positive working environment. This is a full-time position. If you have sales or service experience outside the auto sector, we will also consider your application.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Mitch Rinas by fax at (250) 365-3949 or email




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Service Manager We require a leader in customer service, a person that is passionate about helping people find solutions and exceeding their expectations. As Service Manager, you will focus on customer care and retention and use your management and administration skills to improve an established business. The dealership offers a modern facility, including a service drive thru, equipped with the latest tools and technology and staffed by excellent technicians. We offer an impressive finanancial package with bonuses and full benefits. All applications are treated confidentially. Relocation expenses will be offered to the right candidate. If you’re ready for the next step in your career, in the most beautiful region of B.C., apply today.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, B.C, V1N 2W4

Information Systems Specialist Reference Number 1508 We are seeking an Information Systems Specialist to work in partnership with the Records Management Specialist, Columbia Power staff, and external partners to ensure a secure and optimized computing environment. Under the guidance of the Manager, IT and Records Management, the Information Systems Specialist will be responsible for managing core application servers, providing day-to-day technical support and providing IT expertise to lead and support the delivery of all IT & Records Information Management related projects. The incumbent must have a strong IT background, but also must have the confidence, knowledge and communication skills to clearly bridge the gap between IT and the business.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to visit the Careers section of for the detailed job descriptions. Closing date for this position is August 7, 2015.


career opportunity

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Business, Information Science, or Computer field plus four (4) years of experience managing/supporting a Microsoft/Active Directory environment.

Neil Kalawsky, Dealer-Principal

As only short-listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest.

Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X1



Please reference Job# 1508 when submitting your application.


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Merchandise for Sale

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RN, LPN and HCA position in Prince George, Kelowna, Fort St. John, Terrace. On-call, casual position with full-time hours currently avail. in Pr. George for HCAs. Send resume to, F: 250-717-7538.


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

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

Trades, Technical

CLASS 1 DRIVER in Golden, BC area. Start IMMEDIATELY. Experience is an asset. Call 866-344-2215 or Email: S h a u n @ b n w c o n t ra c t i n g . c a Competitive Wages & Benefit Package.


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Misc. Wanted Misc. for Sale Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 DON’T OVERPAY! “Your smart housing solution” Canada’s largest provider of manufactured housing. Text or call (844-3342960). In stock 16’/20’/22’ Homes on sale now! LARGE QUANTITY RECLAIMED, GOOD QUALITY

commercial galvanized chain link fencing. 7ft chain link fence fabric only $2.50/linear ft.

Financial Services

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 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

NEED A loan? Own property? Have bad credit? We can help! Call toll free 1-866-405-1228

Household Services

KOOTENAY Duct Cleaners. Locally owned & operated, affordable, professional and insured Duct Cleaning services. We offer Pressure washing and Softwash services too. Toll Free 1-844-428-0522 (Free Estimates)

Pets & Livestock


Christina Lake. Free: brother and sister orange tabbys. Two years old. Indoor/outdoor. Friendly, good mousers, litter trained, female very tolerant of children. Fixed. Come as a pair. Pls call 250-447-2629.

Merchandise for Sale


BUD HAYNES & Ward’s Firearms Auction. Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m., 11802 - 145 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Estate Stan Andruski of Manitoba. Website catalogue w/pictures online. To consign phone Linda 403597-1095 or 780-451-4549;;

Golden Days Costumes Adults through to toddler Suits, Dresses , Hats, etc. Very reasonable. 250.358.2621

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Complete fence line packages c/w fabric, posts, toprail & fittings $8.50/linear ft... While Quantities last!

Real Estate


Houses For Sale

2 brm house with basement on large lot, downtown Castlegar. Older house, no appliances, need good references. $750 Avail Sept 1st -778.882.3959

Suites, Upper Castlegar 1 bdrm basement suite suitable for 1 person,utilities included N/P, N/S, 250-365-7270


Motorcycles 2005 Honda Rune 1832cc 14,452 KM Switch blade windshield, EC rizer big blue jack, cover, manual classic limited production motorbike. $21,000 250 359-7793

Recreational/Sale 2005 29.5 ft CITATION 5th wheel with lg slid out. Like new, never stored outside. Solid wood kitchen, seperate queen size bedroom, full size shower. Please call for viewing. 250-304-3375 •

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices




Contract: Celgar Pavilion Concession Services Reference No.: 2015-08 The City of Castlegar invites proposals from interested parties to perform concession operation services at the newly constructed Celgar Pavilion at the Millennium Park located at 100 5th Street, Castlegar, BC. The Celgar Pavilion contains a full kitchen and concession facilities and is located in the City’s premiere park which is very popular with families and group events. *Complete details can be found in the RFP documents. RFP Documents are available for pick-up during normal business hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm local time at: Castlegar Civic Works 4500 Minto Road Castlegar, BC V1N 4B3

Or via email by contacting Stacy Donald, Contract Administrator, at The RFP Closing Date, Time & Location are as follows: RFP Closing Time: 2:00 pm local time RFP Closing Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at: Address:


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

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



Suites, Lower

14 x 66 2006 Modular 1 or 2 Bd, 2 full bath home in lower Krestova - Heavy snowload rating. Does not need to be moved. Located on acreage long term site with garage & garden space & more $76,000 Call 250-354-8966

Home Improvements

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


Castlegar City Hall 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7

Inquiries should be directed to Stacy Donald, Contract Administrator - City of Castlegar Phone - (250) 365-5979 or email

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He is survived by his brother Harry, his sister-in-law Karen Smith, his brothers’-in-law Jim (Leanne) Remming & family, Norm Remming, Jerry (Ruth) and nephew Stephen Remming and sister-in-law Manon Remming.

He has touched many and will leave a hole that will be hard to fill.


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Dolly was predeceased by her husband, sister Helen, and brothers Bill and John. She is survived by sons Walter (Diane) and John (Pam), both of Vancouver; her youngest sister, Lucy Rigby; and nephews Steven and Edward (Julie, Samantha, Trevor) Rigby, and Walter and Larry Bartsoff.

A celebration of his life was held in Castlegar, Wed Aug 5th, at 7:00pm at the Kinnaird Park Community Church.

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After her husband’s death in 1997, Dolly continued to cater unflinchingly to the needs of nephews and siblings, even as her own health started failing. The hardest blow was the loss of her vision. Her nephew Steven was her principal caregiver during the last difficult phase of her life, which ended on the morning of July 27.

He is also survived by his Nieces’ and Nephew and children from the heart, Dana (Ken) Kloosterman, Kim (Bruno) Tassone, Jim (Chanone) Smith. He is also blessed to be survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Aug 7th 5pm-8pm Items for sale: Misc! Garden tools, Aug 8th 9am-3pm Lament Flooring & Aug 9th 10am-1pm Underlay.

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The family responsibilities expanded as other children gravitated to the hospitality of the Makaroff home and needed supervision in the hazardous riverside setting. As time passed, John and Dolly became the main caretakers of her sister Lucy’s children as well. Her parents and brothers were resettled to town in 1974, and became frequent guests. It was a full household, demanding of continual commitment and generosity.

He was predeceased by his partner in life, his loving wife Marilyn (Remming), his parents James and Lizzie Smith.


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After Matrusha’s approval, Dolly married John Makaroff in 1955, and moved to Castlegar to live with John’s widowed mother in a small house on the riverbank across from the Waldie Mill, where John was employed. Two boys were born to the couple in this setting: Walter in 1956 and John in 1958. Marcia followed in 1964, but the girl died in infancy.

Uncle Newt was born in Vancouver April 10, 1937. He grew up in Trail surrounded by many family and friends. He was a Chef Extraordinaire and his artistic ability was second to none. He loved fishing, travelling and his dog Cheeky. He may have been gruff in appearance but his heart was kind and special.


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Dolly was born on March 17, 1928 in Champion Creek (Blagodatnoye) to William and Matrusha Postnikoff. She was the eldest of five children, of which the two boys remained to help their parents to hang on as the last resident family.

With love and sadness we announce the passing of Newton Campbell Smith. ” Uncle Newt” on Monday July 27th, in Victoria.

To honor your loved one in the Castlegar News, please contact us at 250-365-6397 or by email:


Mar. 17, 1928 - Jul. 27, 2015

Newton Campbell Smith

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Local Robson Vocalist sings songs from Broadway hits JUDY SMITH Castlegar News

The Concerts in the Park series on Wednesday August 12 features Robson vocalist Dawn Graham. Graham will be performing her solo tribute to Broadway, singing songs from some of the world’s most famous musicals and accompanying herself on the keyboard during a couple of songs. Graham’s singing career began with the Robson Choir in 2004 and has expanded into lead roles in local musicals, such as Mother Abbess in “The Sound of Music,” the Good Witch in “The Wizard of Oz” and Mrs. Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice.” She has also written, directed, choreo-

ALL 2015s COME WITH CHEVROLET COMPLETE CARE: graphed and produced musicals for local theatre and is currently writing a musical based on her favourite children’s book. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University with a minor in Dance, and completed a diploma in Voice Education at Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music program. Winner of various local singing contests, many people will recognize Dawn as the judge for singing competitions and choreographer for the Miss Castlegar Pageant. Dawn has performed at Concerts in the Park for the past four years and at several festivals and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Hockeyville 2014, the Kootenay Festival and Rossland’s Winterfest.


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As director of Encore Voice Arts Studio, she offers private voice lessons, group classes for youth and adults, public speaking and music theory practice. She also plans to start a children’s choir in the near future. Graham says she is passionate about helping people realize their full musical potential, whether they are pursuing a career in music or just want a more musical life for the joy it brings. She is married and a mother of three children. You can listen to a selection of her singing by accessing her web site at www. Concerts in the Park are held at Kinnaird Park every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.




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Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between July 30th and August 31st, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $500 credit available on Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Trax, Malibu (except LS); $750 credit available on others Chevrolet (except Colorado 2SA, Camaro Z28, Malibu LS, Silverado Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on all Chevrolet Silverado’s. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer car or Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Avalanche, Aveo, Epica, Orlando, Optra, Tracker, Uplander, Venture, Astro, Blazer, Jimmy, Trailblazer or GMC Envoy, Safari or Buick Rendezvous, Terraza that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between July 30th and August 31st, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $1,000 credit available on Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Trax, Malibu (except LS); $1,500 credit available on other eligible Chevrolet vehicles (except Chevrolet Colorado 2SA, Camaro Z28, and Malibu LS). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. * Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered from July 30th and August 31st, 2015. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on all new or demonstrator 2015 Spark, Sonic LS 1SA, Cruze LS 1SA & Diesel, Malibu 3LT, Volt, Impala, Camaro 1LS & 2LS, Trax, Equinox LS AWD, Traverse, Colorado 2WD, Silverado 1500 Double Cab 2WD WT and Crew Cab WT/LS, and Silverado HD’s WT with gas engine. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $40,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $476.19 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $40,000. 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