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The Castlegar Community Complex played host to a spirited Civic All-Candidates forum on Tuesday night. More than 150 Castlegar and area residents filled the room and spilled out into the hallways to hear from the candidates. All candidates

were in attendance: Lawrence Chernoff and Gordon Zaitsoff for mayor; Gord Turner, Russ Hearne, Deb McIntosh, Kevin Chernoff, Sue HeatonSherstobitoff, Cord Lafond, Kirk Duff, Tyler Maddocks, Deb McIntosh, Dan Rye, and Peter Wulowka for councillor; and JoAnn Bursey, Jen Carter, and Bev Maloff for school trustee.

Each candidate had three minutes for an opening statement. Question period featured questions that alternated between audience members and the media panel. Finally, each candidate had two minutes for a closing statement. “I’ve been Castlegar mayor for the last two terms,” said Lawrence Chernoff is his opening statement. “Dur-

ing those six years I have committed myself full-time to strive to meet the needs of our growing community.” Chernoff listed Sculpture Walk as one of the major highlights for recent council. He also talked about infrastructure and sustainability, the low tax structure of the city and bringing the casino to the air-

port area. “We have set the stage to guarantee Castlegar’s tagline ‘Happily Ever After’, is not just an ideal but a promise,” he said. Gordon Zaitsoff talked about growing up in Castlegar and going to Selkirk College. He said his experience in the forestry industry will help the city with relations with Castlegar’s

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Bloom crew shares success story at council meeting CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Council Briefs Darlene Kalawsky and Roxy Riley from Communities in Bloom gave a presentation to council during the council meeting on Nov. 7 describing the success of the group at the national awards ceremony in Quebec City. Castlegar received five blooms at the awards and 840 points out of 1,000. Kalawasky told council that Pat Field

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presented the Sculpture Walk program at the event in Quebec and it was very well received. “I wanted council to realize the program is important for the city and continues to empower and embrace the concept of civic pride amongst our citizens and well feel this very strong element of securing Castlegar’s future,” said Kalawsky. “We want to thank council for continuing to support this program.” Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff

believes the Communities in Bloom project has really improved the look of the city. “There’s a lot of volunteers out there that are working hard to make Castlegar look beautiful,” said Chernoff. “It’s a huge job. To get five blooms like that is great - it shows the amount of work they do. It’s about the pride of the community. It’s hours and hours of work. They’re out there in the rain and mud and just continue to pound away year after year. You hear comments from people

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Darlene Kalawsky (third from left) and Roxy Riley (fifth from left) present the City of Castlegar council with a plaque from Communities in Bloom marking the five blooms the city received at the national competition. Council (from left) Kirk Duff, Deb McIntosh, Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, Kevin Chernoff, Russ Hearne, and Gord Turner. Craig Lindsay photo

that come into the city about how nice it looks and how beautiful it is with the flowers and the plants on the poles. To me, they’re an integral part of the community.” Timmy’s Christmas Telethon Joanne Baker, Kootenay Ambassador for Lion’s Club Timmy’s Christmas Telethon, was part of a delegation. Baker told Council the 2011 Timmy’s Christmas Telethon will be airing on Shaw TV throughout B.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. “My job is to let people know the telethon is back after 12 years,” she said. Money raised from the telethon will go towards B.C. Lion’s Society services such as Easter Seal Houses and Easter Seal Camps. Baker also told council the 14th annual Pump Gas for the Kids fundraiser at Benson Oil Plus in Castle-

gar was a big success. “We’ve had amazing support from the community over all those years,” she said. “This year Shaw Cable came to tape our event. We hope we make the final cut for what they choose for the live telethon. We had two local families come to tie our event to Easter Seal House.” Anyone still wishing to donate can contact Baker at 250-3653884. Holiday Train Council announced the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train would visit Castlegar on Dec. 12, stopping at the Railroad Museum (400 13th Avenue) at about 3:30 p.m. and will be collecting food items and money to help local food banks such as the Community Harvest Food Bank in Castlegar. “We’ll have activities leading up to that and then of course taking in the festivities when the train is here: live

music, the cheque presentation,” said councillor Deb McIntosh. “Santa Claus is coming as well. So we’ll have a bunch of things going on. It’ll be a good family fun event. We hope all neighbouring communities come out and support the local food bank.” Chances liquor license Council voted to support the permanent change to the liquor license for Chances Gaming Centre in Castlegar to extend the hours from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. “It now goes to the B.C. Liquor Control Branch where they will make the ultimate decision,” said councillor Russ Hearne. Neither City staff nor the RCMP had any problems with the hours extension, said Hearne. “It’s not a night club or a sports bar,” he said. “The casino attracts an older demographic that just

wants to enjoy a nice meal and do some gambling.” Metis flag raising

Council received and approved a request from Gerry Rempel, Metis Elder, to have the Metis flag be raised and flown at City Hall on Nov. 15 during Metis week, which goes Nov. 14-18. The flag will be raised at 10 a.m. after a short ceremony. “Metis Week acknowledges the richness of Metis society as well as the history and culture of both Metis and non-Metis people. The Metis culture, rich in spiritual beliefs and colourful traditions, is an integral part of the Kootenay’s vibrant multicultural character,” wrote Remple to council. “The Metis Nation of B.C. encourages the citizens of the City of Castlegar and area to learn more about the Metis people and the important role they played in the history of our province and our country.”


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“We need sustainable, economic growth in a wellplanned manner,” he said. Zaitsoff said he would form an advisory panel when elected and forego two months of mayoral stipend to fund the group to meet on a regular basis. The incumbent council candidates (Turner, Duff, Hearne, McIntosh, and Kevin Chernoff ) spoke about their experience and the accomplishments of recent years including the casino, the expansion of water service out to the airport lands, and the low city taxes. The new candidates offered several different view points. Cord Lafond was entertaining as he talked about engaging the residents of Castlegar. “I

wasn’t born here, but I got here as soon as I could,” he said. “It is you people that come out to the meeting here that are the driving force. I was born with two eyes and one mouth. I want to hear from you.” Heaton-Sherstobitoff talked about making council more open, transparent and accountable. “If a better job can be done at communicating and educating the taxpayers, there will be far less fear about politics,” she said. Heaton-Sherstobitoff also spoke of the need for creating a regional strategy for a new hospital. Wulowka talked about how much he cares about the city. “I like getting out and meeting and talking to people,” he said. “It’s just a great place to live.” Wulowka wants to become more educat-

ed on the important issues in Castlegar. Rye talked about his background in Castlegar and his work with various service clubs. “I want to work with council and the community to make Castlegar an even better place to live and work,” he said. Rye wants to see the airport become more reliable for all passengers and business people. He also wants to see Castlegar council work on business expansion and retention. “How do we fill those empty store fronts?” he said. Maddocks talked about how great an experience running for council has been. “I believe I can best serve my community by bringing my youth, my experiences, and my energy, in representing the people of Castlegar,” he said. “I’m running to bring

new ideas and fresh energy to the table.” Maddocks would like to see the youth of the region get more involved with the community. There were many very good, engaging questions from both the audience and the media during the question period. Debbie Bayoff asked Lawrence Chernoff how the city can justify spending over $60,000 a year on public lobbying when we have free access to our local MLA and administration. “We use a lobbyist in Victoria to open the doors to get to the right ministries at the right time to get things that we need to get, grants that are available,” answered Chernoff. Zaitsoff responded by saying he speaks directly to the Ministry staff in Victoria. Mac Gregory

asked Zaitsoff about plans for bringing a regional hospital to Castlegar. “During the last year we’ve had our regional hospital board meetings for the most part in Castlegar,” said Zaitsoff. “Each meeting I have brought forward the request to Interior Health to move forward the proposal of a new hospital location.” Other questions dealt with empty store fronts in the downtown core, conflicts of interest with Zaitsoff also being the acclaimed Area J director, and how returning councillors would work with new councillors. The school trustees were asked about funding losses for programs such as at Blueberry Creek, effects of teacher job action, and funding for sports.

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Editorial Candidates show well at forum There was reason to be encouraged about Cstlegar’s future following Tuesday nights All Candidates Forum at the Community Complex. There was the full turnout including the five current councillors hoping for reelection plus five who would be local council rookies if successful. There was also the incumbent mayor as well as a contender for the mayor’s seat. Also seated in the long row were three candidates for a pair of School District 20 trustee’s seats. Well worth noting was the standing room only crowd of interested citizens taking in the event, and the general level of decorum evident among the gallery. Courtesy and respect, for the most part, were the order of the day. The most uplifting signal received over the course of the session (which ran from 6-8:30 p.m.) was the overall make-up of the panel of candidates. Not all did a lot of talking, but everyone acquitted themselves well when they had the floor. The five incumbent councillors demonstrated why they are where they are, while the hopefuls showed a lot of conscientious pluck as well. The two men who would be mayor proved to be the main event on the night (see Craig Lindsay’s story on page one) and the residual impression gained from the experience was that, regardless of who gets in on November 19, Castlegar looks like it will be very well directed. We want to hear from you.

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Sam Brown, parade commander Every year on November 11 we watch the Legion, the RCMP, and the Air Cadets march into Kinsman Park to carry out the Remembrance Day ceremonies. And every year, we ask ourselves, “Who’s that soldier leading the parade and barking out the orders—by the left, quick march?” It turns out that the Lieutenant directing the marchers and emceeing the Remembrance Day event is Sam Brown, past president of the local Legion. He is a quiet man who believes in simply doing things without any major fanfare. Sam was born and raised in Jamaica and was an army cadet in his youth. What is not known is that Sam is a trained teacher, having spent three years in Normal School in Jamaica, where he taught for four years. In his youth, he was also known as a competitive singer with a fine baritone voice, winning many contests at the Parish level. He arrived in Canada in 1969 with his first wife, also a teacher. She had a job teaching, but he didn’t, so he took an electrical apprenticeship with Cominco, where he worked happily for 30 years. He has three grown children from his first marriage, all living elsewhere. He lives in Castlegar with his second wife, Judith. During his time here, he joined the army reserves, but his main work was as a cadet instructor. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1975 and is currently listed as Lieutenant-Retired. He has spent the past 39 years as a Legion member, having been President in 1982 and 1983 and then again in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He is currently its vice-president. His Legion work did not stop at the local level. He was Legion Zone commander in 1985, looking after 11 branches, and then again in 1995. He was elected to the provincial Legion executive in 1987 and 1988 where he became the chair of the provincial Legion’s Honours and Awards program. When he served at the provincial Legion level again in 1997-1999, he took on the role of Poppy Chairman Craig Lindsay Reporter

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for British Columbia. From 1999 to 2005, he was the vice-chair of the Provincial Command. He was made a “Life Member” in 2005 and currently devotes himself to the local Legion. In addition to the Legion, he is a member of the Free Masons, having been a member in the Sentinel Lodge in Castlegar and the Corinthian Lodge in Trail, where he currently is the Master. He is a past Master in Castlegar, having served as Master in 1994 and 2000. Recently, he finished a term as District Deputy-Grand Master for Kootenay District # 6. That’s not all. For many years, he was involved with the Trail Male Chorus and was its music director. He has been out of the music scene for awhile, but each year he still emcees the Harmony Spring Concert in Trail. In the 1990s, he was the Parade Marshal for Sunfest for six years, and it was

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his decision to move the beginning of the parade from the current CIBC parking lot down to the Midtown Mall area. As well, because his wife has a Scottish background, he has committed himself to major roles in local area Robert Burns’ Night programs. He wears the traditional kilt and does the “Address to the Haggis” in Nelson or Trail. Sometimes he is called upon to address “the immortal memory” of Burns. Despite holding several important local and provincial positions, he is content to simply do the job and not seek publicity. As he says, “I see no point in waving the flag on my own behalf.” Now on November 11 when this mystery man, Sam Brown, calls out, “Company, stand at ease,” you will know a bit more about him.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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On November 19, Castlegar residents will have an opportunity to vote for Mayor and City council positions. Most running for these positions have contributed a great deal to our community and their actions should be noted. One candidate, Gord Zaitsoff is running for the position of Mayor. There have been many personal attacks on Mr. Zaitsoff. His actions for our community speak volumes. • Secured grant monies for Columbia “rails to trails” $180,000.00 for provincial/federal participation of $365,000.00 • Was the first to grant seniors of Grandview $45,000.00 for project feasibility study and participated in negotiations for road access and construction with city of Castlegar. • Was the driving force of Brilliant bridge restoration project providing $200,000.00 and negotiating with province and federal governments for more than $1,000,000.00 in funds.The bridge has cost the taxpayers absolutely nothing with continued funding still rolling in. • The strong voice of local government supporting the “Concerned Citizens of health care.” He was able to move resolutions forward at the regional hospital board for thier voice to be heard and presentations made to Interior health. • Able to secure and meet with all ministry officials during the UBCM conventions. Major issues with: Ministry of Transportation and Forestry, Ministry of Heath, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Mines, hydro and community services. • A strong supporter of local sports and service groups. In fact, I have never

heard of a local sport group that he has denied requested funding. • A committed financial supporter of Sunfest, Fall Fair, cultural festival, Sulpture Walk and cultural and historical groups. • Over 30 years of forestry resource experience which is very valuable with the two major employers in Castlegar being Interfor and Celgar Pulp. “He understands their business and language.” • Developed sound community official plans for entire Area J including Lower Arrow Lakes, local regional parks: Brilliant suspension bridge, Waterloo eddy and currently working on lower Brilliant flats. • Encouraged commercial developments during last eight years. • Removal of Agricultural Land Reserve in Ootischenia and portions of Lower Arrow lakes for residential development. Area J has the largest portion of new building permits and values in the Castlegar area. -Debbie Bayoff, Castlegar

A message worth preserving through time My father was a young boy at the end of the first world war. He told me that a soldier returning from the war came up to him as he was playing on the street and said to him, “Son, never go to war.” This message needs to be remembered and shared with the sons and daughters of Canada. -Dave Carter Castlegar

Hooked on Castlegar When Castlegar City Council was offered $300,000 to install water meters, they took the bait – hook, line and sinker. Castlegar City Council has arbitrarily decided this would be best for Castlegar, but hasn’t had the courtesy of asking the users if they wanted water meters. The City of Cranbrook, which doesn’t have the abundant source of water Castlegar does, is holding a referendum on their November 19 municipal election. Currently, the only legal trespass on homeowners’ property is by the companies that require the meters to be read – gas, electric... or by the RCMP chasing a suspect, or a warrant server. Should homeowners install water meters they will automatically grant city workers the right to access their property. Cranbrook has based the cost of each meter at $600. By using this figure and counting about 3,700 homes and commercial buildings it works out to a $2,220,000 cost for Castlegar. The cost is not covered by the $300,000 the City has already received for the program. Where is the rest of the money coming from? The amount of silt in our water has steadily increased over the years. This would require more treatment, which would exponentially increase the cost of meter maintenance as well. Mayor Chernoff says the water must be treated twice when delivered to residences and commercial sites, and again once it enters the sewer system. This costs money, which the City would now be able to recoup through water meter charges. What a state-

ment when a large portion is used on city parks, flower beds, street-side hanging flower pots as well as street washing, water parks, etc. This water usage is only treated once, not twice. Does anyone know how much water the city uses in relation to individual residences and businesses? Not all water used by the city is a necessity. If we are expected to tighten our belts, should the city not do so as well? Councillor Chernoff states that if we don’t look after our water, the Columbia River could be a creek in 50 years. Do you believe this statement? (One hopes the council realizes all monies collected through water meter revenue can only be used to maintain the water infrastructure, and not be used in general revenue. If the city councillors were to look a little farther into the future, there is a possibility Castlegar could supply water to Robson and Ooteschenia. There could also be a large saving in electrical costs if they took it upon themselves to research the construction of a large reservoir. The water could be pumped up to this reservoir then gravity fed to the seven water towers in town. On a similar note, why is the City of Castlegar - actually the local taxpayer – paying out $3 million to connect city water and sewer to the airport? Should the airport not be required to generate enough revenue to sustain these requirements, or if unable to do so, should the airport not be returned to the federal government? The original $300,000 is long gone, but can still be seen in the city budget. If you look at the City of Castlegar’s water expenses for 2011 you will see more than $5 million being spent this year. Continued on P. 9

A Special Thank You From the board of the United Way, we would like to thank all the friends, family, Agencies and the Queens Committee for all the time that was given helping us for the Halloween for Kids event October 29 2011. We would also like to give a special thank you to Marsha Carew, Kootenay Market and Safeway.

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November NOV. 12 - YOGA FOR THE CULTURED SOUL - 9:30am-12:30pm This

fundraising yogathon event at the Kootenay Gallery of Art will be led by Janice Ferraro for beginners and enthusiasts of all ages! Go to our website and simply print the registration sheet and then call 250-365-3337 or email kootenaygallery@telus.net to RSVP that you will attend. Registration fee is $30 which is waived if $200 in pledges is accumulated. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised. Getting pledges is encouraged but not necessary for attendance.

NOV. 13 - ANNIVERSARY SERVICE AT ROBSON COMMUNITY MEMORIAL CHURCH. - 2:00 p.m. Everyone

welcome. New addition update - refreshments. It is available for rent. For more info please phone 365-6506

Club member for tickets. NOVEMBER 20TH- KOOTENAY GALLERY’S TD CANADA TRUST CONCERT SERIES - The next concert in this

series, featuring Jeff Faragher on Cello and Tami Cooper on flute & vocals, Keri Lynn and her Harp Rouge Trio move easily through fiery Latin instrumentals, ethereal Irish ballads, rocking jigs & reels, three-part hamonies and “harpified” folk songs. This concert will be held on Sunday, November 20th at 1:30 pm at the Castlegar United Church on Merry Creek Road. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for Kootenay Gallery members, $12 for general admission. NOV. 20 - FLEA MARKET AT ROBSON HALL - 8am - 11am. Breakfast

sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Tables are $5 each. Call Kathy at 365-3796 to book.

NOV. 21, 2011 THE WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP will

NOV. 16 – CASTLEGAR AND DISTRICT WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING – 7pm at Recreation

be meeting at 2 pm at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Guest: Rosemary Browne, origami instructor. For further info, please call 250-3689827 or 250-365-6276.

NOV. 18- KOOTENAY GALLERY CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE-

NOV. 22 - BLUEBERRY CREEK COMMUNITY SCHOOL COUNCIL’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 7:00pm in

Complex. Your support is needed for 2012 banquet planning.

The first night of the sale will be on Friday November 18th at 7:00 pm.The whole gallery will be filled with a huge selection handcrafted items made by local artists and artisans including metal work, wood, fiber, pottery jewellery, garden art, paintings, glass and much more.There is no admission charge so come and enjoy some Christmas cheer and goodies and get a start on you Christmas list. This sale runs until December 24th. NOV. 18/19 - CLOSE TO MY HEARTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CROP- Fri-

day November 18th 7pm-12am, Saturday November 19th 9am9pm. At the New Life Assembly Church Gymnasium $25 incl. lunch & refreshments, door prizes & layout etc... Making Memories Store will be on site. Register by November 11th with Elisabeth Robertson or for more info 250-365-9303 robertson.elisabeth@gmail.com NOV. 19 - CHRISTMAS TEA AND BAZAAR - St. David’s Anglican

Church invites everyone to their annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar at the Legion Hall. Goes from 1pm-3pm. Enjoy door prizes as well as bake table and attic treasure table. Tickets $3. NOV. 19 - CASTLEGAR SUNRISE 2000 ROTARY CLUB ANNIVERSARY DINNER AND DANCE at the Fireside Inn.

Tickets are $40/person. Music by That Girl and Earl. See a Rotary

the Blueberry Creek Community School boardroom. Come out and support our school, programs and events. Numbers count so bring a friend! Refreshments provided.

NOV. 26 - CHRISTMAS TEA - Present-

ed by Minto chapter #79, Order of the Eastern Star. From 1pm-3pm at the Legion Hall in Castlegar. Door prize, baking, crafts, food hamper, raffle, and silent auction. Tickets $3. NOV. 27 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT,

10:00 service followed by a potluck brunch at Castlegar United Church, next to the Kinnaird Medical Clinic. Everyone is welcome to join us. Dec. 11 10:00 service will include our Christmas Pageant at the Castlegar United Church, next to the Kinnaird Medical Clinic. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this.

NOV. 27 - SELKIRK COLLEGE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL - at the Castlegar

Community Complex. This will be the last time you will be able to make a gingerbread house, candle snowman and all of the other activities. Come and have FUN with us. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more info. Phone Inga Lamont 250 365 7500

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ONGOING: ENJOY THE GREY CUP IN GOURMET STYLE WITH SMOKED SALMON - Castlegar Sunrise 2000

Rotary Club are selling prepackaged Smoked Lox Style Sockeye Salmon in support of the Outdoor Green Gym Project. Salmon may be purchased for $15.00 for ½ lb. or $25 for 1 lb. packages. Orders are being taken until Thursday November 17th Delivery will be November 24th in time, for Grey Cup Weekend. Contact Brenda Balahura at 250365-6912 or balahura@telus.net to order. ONGOING: DOUKHOBOR CENTRE WRITING CONTEST - Doukhobor

Discovery Centre Village Museum is holding a writing contest open to children, teens and adults. The subject matter is on Doukhobor migration and must be based on actual time lines. Work submitted can be poetry or short story (fact/fiction) and must be original. The deadline for submissions is May 6, 2012. Winners and prizes to be announced Jun 2012. Please bring or send your entries to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Village Museum 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar B.C., V1N-4M5 Phone 365-5327 for more information.

ONGOING: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS - The local Toastmasters

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Mark Sirges at 250-368-2504 or Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336.

ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB MEETS MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AT 6:15-8PM - At Twin Rivers El-

ementary for Sept. 12 to May/ June. Male or Female, ages 8 years and up. Registration at any meeting. Call senior sensei John Gibson 250-5763 or sensei James Welychko, 250-365-4920. ONGOING: TWIN RIVERS CHORALE REHEARSALS are held every Thurs-

day at 7 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (713 4th Street, Castlegar, BC, V1N 2B7). If you love to sing and want to sing both classical and contemporary music, come join the Twin Rivers Chorale. The registration fee is $30 for the entire season and you do not have to be able to read music to join the chorale. FMI contact Sarah Currie at 250-304-2529 or curries@ymail.com.

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Mondays 9:30 - 11 a.m. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend time chatting and learning.

ONGOING: ALPHA COURSE - WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? - Come

and join us on this journey of discovery as we look into the issues of first order. Alpha Course is on Wednesday Nights beginning on September 28th at 7pm at the New Life Assembly 602 7 Street, phone 250-365 -5212. Dessert and coffee will be served, the course is free, everyone is welcome. ONGOING: SELKIRK WEAVERS’ AND SPINNERS’ GUILD GIFT SHOP DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISPLAYS OF HANDWOVEN WORK. Open

10 - 4 p.m. June, Saturdays and Sundays. July - mid September, Wednesday to Sunday. Located within the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Admission free to our shop. For additional information please email selkirkweavers@ gmail.com or phone 250-3658026.

ONGOING: THE WEST KOOTENAY FAMILY HISTORIANS SOCIETY meets

at 7 o’clock on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome. For further information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250.364.1426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250.367.0076. The November meeting will cover electronic book publishing your family history with open forum discussions on all family history and genealogy. Local family historians on hand to assist with questions and aid in research.

ONGOING: SHARING DINNER POT -

Every Tuesday at 12noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge. NOVEMBER SR. ACTIVITIES @ COMPLEX - Mon. 10:00 Darts. 1:00

Whist, Tues: 9:30 Floor Curling & Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool,Wed: 9:30 Floor Curling, 7:00 Rummoli (Nov 2) Bingo (Nov 16 Raspberry) Thurs: 9:30 Floor Curling (Nov 3 meeting) (Nov 17 2-4 Tea Dance) !:00 Bingo, Fiday: 1:00 Crib & Bridge, Sat: Nov 26 Soup Day 11:30-1:00, Dec 9 - Xmas Dance.

ONGOING: BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS.

Pre and postnatal program 10:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, includes lunch, supplements, resources, workshops at Kootenay Family Place. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR A.A. MEETINGS AT THE PIONEER ARENA. Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.)

ONGOING: MEAT DRAW - EVERYONE WELCOME. Every Saturday. Royal

Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia

Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.

ONGOING: USCC CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY meets every

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

ONGOING: NEW SEASON STARTS OCT. 5TH - WEDNESDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CIRCLE JAM AT BLUEBERRY CREEK SCHOOL. From 6:30- 9 p.m.

Runs every second Wednesday. All levels of Bluegrass players welcome. For more info call Ruth at 250-365-5538.

ONGOING: TEENS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT? Blueberry school has a

movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201.

ONGOING: BEAKS WILDBIRD REHABILITATION CENTRE MEETING Every

3rd Thursday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Common Grounds coffeeshop in Castlegar. Our meetings are short and friendly. Contact BEAKS 250-365-3701.

ONGOING: MORNING COFFEE CLUB - Fourth Wednesday of every

month beginning on September 28, morning coffee party at Castlegar United Church (beside the Kinnaird Clinic) at 10:00 a.m. Come and enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.

ONGOING: FAMILY FUN NIGHTS -

Come for a fun time with activities, books, art and theme nights. A healthy meal is provided. Robson Community School - 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30–7:00 pm. Call Laurie at 3655970 to pre-register. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Robson Community School.

ONGOING: AT THE COMMUNITY LEARNING PLACE YOU CAN GET FREE HELP with basic computers, read-

ing and writing, citizenship, test preparation, and skills upgrading. This program is offered at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. For more information call 250.365.3336. Offered by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

ONGOING: BLUEBERRY PLAY TO LEARN PRESCHOOL currently has

space for 3 year old children in the Tuesday/Thursday morning preschool class. This program will provide your child a warm, nurturing environment for your child to get ready for Kindergarten. Call 250-365-7201 for more information.


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Halloween Haul The Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank, represented by Deb McIntosh (second from right), received 3,201 items of food from Stanley Humphries Secondary School’s “Halloween for Hunger” food drive. Bud Gregory (first from right) and his leadership class (pictured) help organize the event. Damien Fitchett (middle) collected the most food items with 519 alone. “This money will go towards feeding a number of families in the Castlegar and District area,” said McIntosh to the students. “There are kids here who don’t normally get nutritious meals for breakfast or lunch.” Craig Lindsay photo

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Hooked on Castlegar Continued from P. 7

This shows that a large portion of our infrastructure has been severely neglected in past years. The city does not appear to plan for the future and only puts out fires as they occur. With the municipal election approaching on November 19, prepare to see a platform for working on local infrastructure amongst those running. -Barry Ehman, Castlegar

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crat MLAs Katrine Conroy and Michelle Mungall raised the issue of B.C. Student Aid funding for capital-intensive trades training programs in the legislature. Using the example of Castlegar’s Mountain Transport Institute’s decreasing enrolment in their industr y-cer tif ied “Earning your wheels” program and the call for qualified truck drivers from numerous trucking companies, they pointed out that B.C. is not graduating enough trained truck drivers. They noted that there are plenty of eager students, but the Liberals existing financial aid keeps them out of training. The cost of industrycertified programs like MTI is near $14,000 for the 12 week program. However, StudentAid sets a maximum of $3480 available to students. Sadly, when questioned about the re-

sults of a review to student financial assistance promised last June, and the possibly of properly providing StudentAid funding to students in the trades, the Minister of Advanced Education decline to answer. Instead the Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Innovation got up and preached about the benefits of the ITA pilot program – a program which was run by Mountain Transport Institute, and from which we’ve seen nothing since its completion. Industry educators, students and businesses all know it’s time for the government to provide the support to get students qualified for the jobs that are sitting empty now. -Andy Roberts Castlegar

Congratulations Jeff Tassone Frank & Sharon Tassone of Castlegar are proud to announce that their son Jeff received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Okanagan College. Jeff is currently employed as an Assistant Business Manager with Peter Kiewit Co. in Burnaby. Good Work!

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Re: Election Issues to consider, 11/9/11 My sincere thanks to you Mr. McMullen for the insightful letter regarding the upcoming municipal election. I applaud the points you raised regarding our current council’s sorry record. Another very important point you mentioned is “only vote for the councillors you want to elect” - I think many people do not know this. Let’s make a BIG change in City Hall. Thank you. We live in a beautiful city. Let’s take care of it. A 64-year Castlegar resident:

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Let’s get a little fishy this week. We have a large selection of quality fish at M&M Meat Shops. In Haddock choose from Breaded, Battered and Plain Haddock Fillets. In Sole, you can choose from Lemon Pepper Sole, Sole Parmesan, Breaded Sole or Plain Sole Fillets. We also offer Plain Cod Fillets, our new Potato Crusted Cod and, arriving soon, Cod Nuggets. The best seller of the above would be the Breaded Haddock, as it’s light and flaky and is my personal recommendation for anyone looking to do Fish & Chips one night this week. As for Salmon we have individually packaged “Wild” Salmon Fillets in 4 different sauces: Dill, Herb & Garlic, and the newest two, Apple Wood Smoked Maple and Sweet Chilli & Citrus. The Salmon in Dill Sauce is our number one seller of these four varieties. Another really popular choice is our Maple Salmon Skewers which are fantastic. I would highly recommend trying these as well! We have heard all the talk about “Farmed Salmon” and yes, it’s a real dilemma. As our oceans are not sustainable without the use of Farmed Salmon, up until now we at M&M have only sold Wild Salmon, but now we offer “Jail Island Salmon”. This is Atlantic Salmon raised in it’s own natural environment, that is done so in a sustainable nature. I would highly recommend you Google search “Jail Island Salmon” as it’s a really interesting new way of maintaining a sustainable fish supply. By the way, the Jail Island Salmon is FANTASTIC... you have to try it! Seasonal items back in stock are Cheese Balls, and Escargots en Brioche. Smoked Salmon should be back in stock soon for the Holiday’s. Delisted items are Breakfast Wraps, Buffalo Dip, Crème Brulee, Breakfast Sausage Rounds and all our powdered juices, as we need more room for all the new items arriving over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more info :) Quirky Fact of the Week: The perfect storm has arrived in the West Kootenays: the high Canadian Dollar, proximity to the U.S. border (thus an increase in Cross Border Shopping) and people maxed out in debt. What can “YOU” do to help the many business’s in town who are struggling? When I say “struggling”.... I mean they are not making ANY money at all, or very, very little. What you can do is help support local business, as these local business’s are the very back bone of any small community. “Shop Local” is an over used phrase. It should be “Spend your money where you live” and help support us WHO support you!

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Okanagan, and was successful in attracting participants from Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, Summerland, Castlegar and Vancouver. Applications were also received from start-up comes in Calgary and Toronto. “This is a worldclass program designed to help early-stage technology entrepreneurs find and close customers and bring their product to market faster and with less risk,” says Jeff Keen, Programs Director at Accelerate Okanagan. “The MVP is a proven go-to-market boot camp for tech-

nology founders and CEOs with at least an early working version of their product.” For the complete report please see AceTechKelowna. “With the growth that we are experiencing I felt that it was time to seek out mentors to help take us to the next level.” says Dan Salekin, CEO Columbia Networks. “I feel fortunate that Ralph and Jeff selected Columbia Networks to be part of the AceTech program in Kelowna. I am honoured to have been awarded the most improved CEO during the program and I think it speaks to the fact that the program was a very good fit for me at this point in our business. My progress during the program is directly reflective of the amazing mentorship I received from the program but more specifically from Phil Holland and Richard Fabrio. I am also thankful to Kelvin Saldern from KAST (Kootenay Association of Science and Technology) for supporting Columbia

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Reporter chooses to take the Rotary route CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

I attended my very first Rotary meeting on Nov. 3 at the Fireside Inn. I am applying to become a member of the Castlegar A.M. Sunrise Rotary Club. My father was a Rotarian for over 25 years and was club president in Cranbrook. He also received the Paul Har-

ris Fellow award for service. I’ve always been interesting in joining but hadn’t had the right opportunity before. Though it was early, everyone at the meeting was friendly and open. As Lorraine Hartson, a guest speaker from the PM club, said: “I can’t believe how happy you guys are this early.” There were 20 or

so members as well as an exchange student and two visiting members, Lorne from Chilliwack and Sheila from Kelowna. Hartson spoke on how the Castlegar Rotary Youth Exchange has enriched her life. One of the upcoming projects Rotary AM is involved in include salmon sales. Orders will be taken until Nov. 17 and the

smoked salmon will be delivered on Nov. 24. Contact Brenda at 250-365-6912 to order. Member Darlene Kalawsky gave a short presentation to the club about the recent success of Communities in Bloom. The group received five blooms at the national awards in Quebec City, Quebec, which Kalawsky attended.

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lease wear a poppy, the lady said. and held one forth, but I shook my head. Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there. And her face was old and lined with care, but beneath the scars the years had made, there remained a smile that refused to fade. A boy came whistling down the street, bouncing along on carefree feet, his smile was full of joy and fun. Lady, said he, may I have one? When she’d pinned it on he turned to say, why do I wear a poppy today? The lady smiled in her wistful way and answered, This is Remembrance Day and the poppy there is a symbol for the gallant men who died in war, and because they did, you and I are free - that’s why

we wear a poppy, you see. I had a boy about your size, with golden hair and big blue eyes. He loved to play and jump and shout, free as a bird he would race about. As the years went by he learned and grew, and became a man, as you will too. He was fine and strong, with a boy’s smile, but he’d seemed with us such a little while, when war broke out and he went away. I still remember his face that day, when he smiled at me and said goodbye, I’ll be back soon, Mom, so please don’t cry. But the war went on and he had to stay, and all I could do was wait and pray. His letters told of the awful fight, I can see it still in my dreams at night. With the tanks and guns and drul barb wire. And that is why we

wear a poppy, son. The small boy turned as if to go, then said ‘thanks, lady, I’m glad to know. That sure did sound like an awful fight, but your son did he come back all right?” A tear rolled down each cheek, she shook her head, but didn’t speak. I slunk away in sort of shame, and if you were me you’d have done the same, for our thanks in giving is delayed, though our freedom was bought and thousands paid. And so when we see a poppy worn, let us reflect on the burden born by those who gave their very all, when asked to answer their country’s call, that we at home in peace might live. THEN WEAR A POPPY. REMEMBER AND GIVE.


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We Remember The day we honor those that have fallen. On the eleventh day of November Canadians pause for two minutes of silence and pay respect to those who have fallen in service to our country.

GUSTAVE MINNAERT

Jack Brooke Gunner J.A. Brooke K22008 1941-1945

Excerpts from Jack’s Diary Oct. 8. cloudy day, very sad. cleaned TMS jeep all day long. evening went to village met some very nice people to meet tomorrow. Oct. 9. dull day. did washing. still wet. went to village & had nice evening. Oct. 10. very chilly & wet. made new handle for knife. new Canadian landing in Holland. went to see people in town & had fun over language. Oct. 11. dull morning finished knife. may move in afternoon; no move. walked to Schotten and had some fun 8 of us. Very tired on the way home. Oct. 12. lovely morning. got the flu went cafe in Schotten & had good time went to the guns at 2400hrs till 8.00hrs. Oct. 13. lovely day. slept all morning. going to show in Schotten tonight. No! moved at 9:00pm really cold & wet. Oct. 14. crossed into Holland. to Putte. Jerry only 3000 yds. in farm yard. went to Antwerp in afternoon & evening. got lost. Oct. 15. lovely morning. have to give the bike up. lots of 55mm here now. more yanks moved in. went to show. rained like hell. Oct. 16. wet & chilly morning. made fire. getting ready for big push. Les Glosspole got blow up today on our own guns with shell landing this afternoon Ho___ens & Stew got if from 88mm & 5 hit & the farmer got it also. Lost the bike. So slept outside.

Canadian Expeditionary Force World War I 79th Battalion, Dauphin Manitoba Canadian Army Medical Corp. (C.A.M.C) Regimental #152558

STANLEY R. BURTON

JOHN ALFRED CHARTERS

RAY WEBB

Canadian Seaforth Highlanders 3.5 years World War II in Britain, Sicily, and Italy

STANLEY GEORGE JONES

Cameron Highlanders World War II Died in the Battle of the Scheldt (1944)

NICK SHELFONTIUK Regiment #L61298 Sept.2, 1943 - May 9, 1946

Lest We Forget On November 11th we thank surviving veterans and we remember the soldiers who lost their lives defending our country. Katrine would like to send her support to all of our veterans and their families for their part in preserving all that we now have. Katrine Conroy, MLA Kootenay West 1-888-755-0556 Katrine.conroy.mla@leg.bc.ca www.katrineconroy.ca

Three Rivers Regiment World War li Veteran (deceased) Served 5 years and fought in the Battle of Ortona

Served 1941 - 1945 Wounded in France - returned to finish the war in Holland

L.A.C. GEORGE WILLIAM JOHNSON

Regiment 197921. Served for 3 years Stationed in England

PTE. LESTER F. ANDERSON

World War II Loyal Edmonton Regiment 1943-1945 in North Africa, Italy and Europe. Wounded 3 times.


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Lest We Forget In Remembrance of all those who lost their lives defending our country.

BARRY F. CLEETON

Royal Canadian Air Force, 63rd Squadron World War II Fighter pilot at Normandy

TREVOR JOHN BIRCH

Woman’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wren) 1944 - 1946

JOHN HENRY LEVERIDGE POW World War I

A.J.A. (ARTHUR) KILLOUGH

GARTH BORLAND JOHNSON

ANDRE LAMARCHE

World War II Lieutenant on HMS Formidable Distinguished Service Cross 1945, awarded the Victoria Cross

Royal Canadian Navy - 1939 - 1945 Served on various destroyers in the Atlantic. Discharged as Chief Petty Officer

FREDA DAWSON

ROBERT HAMPTON GREY

Flying Officer Pilot - killed in the crash of a Sunderland bomber returning from an anti-submarine patrol, Nov. 26, 1944

SGT. JIM E. HOOD 21st Army Headquarters 2nd Corp, 2nd Division Four years of service

PTE. WILLIAM REMPEL Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. (Age 20) World War II

Years of Service: 1914 -1916 Arthur Killough was wounded on May 20, but returned to the firing line. He was killed Sept. 15, 1916 at the battle of Somme.

Chaudiere Regiment World War II occupational forces Five years service

PTE. ALBERT LAMPARD 242nd Battalion World War I

CPL. EDWARD “DUFFY” GENDRON

Seventh Alberta Regiment World War II, eight years service Killed in action on August 10, 1944

Your sacrifices in war and peace do not go unnoticed. May they be matched by our gratitude for years to come.

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JAMES A. SEATON

DFC - Flying Officer Air Gunner Badge, RCAF Operational Wings, Distinguished Flying Cross, Wound Stripes, Aircrew Europe Star, 1939-45 STAR, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, Honourably released. Flew 22 successful missions.

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TOM MACINTYRE

British women’s land army 1941

Royal Canadian Navy 26 years service, 1931 - 1963 World War II - Korean War

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SGT. JOSEPH EMRYS NORMINGTON

Joseph Barbbonoff Royal Canadian Air Force Warrant Officer R129211 Killed in air crash, Oct. 20 1943

Lake Superior Regiment 1942 - 1946 Served in England, Holland and Germany

Carl Sahlstrom

1st Med. Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1939 - 1945 Dunkirk Commemorative Medal, Burma Star Defence Medal, War Medal 1939 - 1945 Star

World War II Trained with Medical Corp. in B.C. Fought overseas in 1942 at Alteutian Island

David Seaton British Army WWI

I.R. SHERWOOD

World War I World War II Veterans Guard of Canada 1940 - 1945

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Olie Ernest Wulowka

March 1914 — October 2005 3rd Division Perth Regiment — Oct. 20, 1942 to Aug. 20 1945 Served in Italy where he was taken prisoner

Born Nov. 11, 1929 RCN and CF Served from April 30 1951 to Nov. 11 1979. Served in Pacific and Atlantic during Korean War.

Kenneth McCullough

SGT. Joseph Emrys Normington

Sergeant in ‘C’ Company of the First Battilion of the First Battilion of the Saskatchewan Light Infantry — L1188 during Second World War

Harry James Sanders

39 Recce Wing — Royal Canadian Air Force 1942 — 1946

Lest we forget in honour of the men and women that have served our country

Ivy Belbeck Riley and Virgil Lee Riley

George Stewart Maule

Virgil enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in 1942 424 Squardron based in Skipton-On-Swale, Yorkshire Virgil was killed when his plane was shot down in 1944

Jim Gallagher

1st Med. Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1939 - 1945 Dunkirk Commemorative Medal, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939 - 1945 Star

Sergeant Major 1954 — 1976 Chief ComOp, Parachutist Canadian Armed Forces

Jeannie Young

Stationed Roxburgh Scotland with the Land Army 1943— 1949. Deemed non-essential the Land Army & Timber Corp were finally recognised in 2008

Steve Benton Royal Canadian Reg. Korea 1950 - 1953

Remembrance Day To all those who have, and are currently serving...

We Thank You

Served with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry for 28 years, was the Sergeant of Mortor Platoon and fought in Korea from 1951-52

Frank Frost

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve April 1942 — August 1945 Served 30 months of envoy escort in N. Atlantic

Eric T. Jefferys

1921 - 2005 R166528, Royal Canadian Air Force 1942 - 1946

Lest We Forget... In honour of the men and women who made their greatest sacrifice to serve our country.

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Arts/Entertainment SNOW DUMP PERMITS Contractors wanting to use the Complex Snow Dump for depositing snow will need a Snow Dump Permit. Applications are available at City Hall, Civic Works and at www.castlegar.ca. Once your application and fee of $750 is received at City hall, a Snow Dump key will then be issued. (New keys for this year). Please note: When plowing snow for commercial businesses, the snow must be contained on site or hauled away. Snow deposited on City property or streets will be hauled away by City of Castlegar crews and the resulting costs and fines shall be forwarded to the contractor and property owner.

EQUIPMENT REGISTRY The City of Castlegar is updating the Equipment Registry of available rental equipment for use in operations. If you have equipment available for winter operations please complete an Equipment Registry form and submit it to the City of Castlegar at your earliest convenience. Equipment Registry forms are available at Civic Works, City Hall and www.castlegar.ca. For further information on the above, please contact the City of Castlegar, Transportation and Civic Works Department at (250) 365-5979.

Blaze of Glory set for ignition CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

For those who Weren’t Born to Follow and want to Have a Nice Day with some Bad Medicine on a Bed of Roses while Living on a Prayer, Element Night Club in Castlegar will be the place to be this Saturday night when Bon Jovi cover band Blaze of Glory hits the stage. Blaze of Glory is known as North America’s premier Bon Jovi tribute band and they have toured not only throughout B.C. and Canada but the world. “The original idea for Blaze of Glory came about in 2008,” said Ted Moore, who portrays legendary frontman Jon Bon Jovi. “I was looking at the tribute scene and seeing how things were unfolding.” Moore put the band together with members of iconic Canadian bands Doug and the Slugs, Prism and the Headpins. “We probably rehearsed for the better part of eight months before we did our first show just watching videos of live stuff of Bon Jovi,” he said. Before Blaze of Glory, Moore was a in several different bands but was never able to become a top recording artist. “I came to a point

The Blaze gets kindled this Saturday night in Casltegar.

in my career where I didn’t have a top 10 single, I didn’t have a release, I don’t have an album to put out what is it that I want from the music industry?” said Moore. “I wanted to travel and see some places. I’m a rock performer, so I still want to play rock. I want to play some of the nicer venues: casinos, fairs, festivals and so on.” Moore, who lives in Chilliwack, came up with a short list of bands he could emulate and with the nudging of some elementary school students, came up with Bon Jovi. “I was teaching

school at the time. I had a grade 4/5 split,” he recalled. “I would bring my guitar to school a lot and the kids would comment that I looked like Jon Bon Jovi and kind of sound like Jon Bon Jovi. It just kind of hit me all at once - this is the least stretch for me to do.” Moore also liked the wide appeal of the New Jersey rocker. “He’s got a fairly large appeal now, all ages. We play a lot of all ages concerts with kids as young as seven and eight and people well into their 60’s all singing along to Living on a Prayer and Wanted Dead or

Alive,” he said. “Even the crossover appeal with Bon Jovi being the only rock band in history to have a #1 country song (You Can’t Go Home with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland). So I thought, ‘Boy this is it.’ Very large appeal. It turned out to be the right choice.” The success of Blaze of Glory has allowed Moore to put his teaching career on the back burner. “The growing thing about tribute bands is that you’re able to bring those big ticket artists at a much smaller ticket price,” said Moore. “Instead of paying $200 for a ticket you can see the band for $25.” Moore said audience members can expect to hear all the big Bon Jovi hits from throughout the years. “I’m doing pretty much everything right from the start of his career in 1983 beginning with Runaway up to and including the latest hit What do you Got,” he said. “It’s pretty much an homage to a 30-year career for this artist. It’s two hours of top 10 hits. It still strikes me as amazing that we play for almost two hours and every song is a top 10 single. That speaks volumes about the guy’s career. They’ll recognize pretty much every song in that show.”

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City councillors Russ Hearne (left) and Kevin Chernoff present Laurel Mathew (second from left), Kootenay Animal Assistance Program; Nettie Stupnikoff (third), Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary society; and Deb McIntosh, Community Harvest Food Bank; receive cheques from the City of Castlegar’s Kitchen Composter program. The City of Castlegar’s kitchen composter program brought in $640 on Saturday at the Community Complex. Craig Lindsay photo


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Inspiring Minds Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Mirja Vahala and participants, November 19 and 20, 10 - 4 p.m. at Windborne B&B, 3900 Broadwater Road. The artist will be present. Mirja Vahala’s love for the natural world comes together in this exhibition of landscape paintings: rocky moraines sculpted from ice, mood created by fog, new beginnings of flowers and wildlife. Her impressionistic scenes are frozen in a moment, making visible the beauty and power of nature. We sense the underlying messages that nature patiently waits for us to discover. Ideas for Mirja Vahala’s landscape paintings come to her from our common well of human experiences: how we relate to time, to change, and to mortality. Walking with her husband and dogs in the West Kootenay outdoors, she sees stories in the surrounding landscape. In her imagination Mirja sees a tree, touched by a passing meteor, transformed into a glow of light in the night-time forest. With this image in her mind, she is inspired to paint. Mirja is also passionate about encouraging others to

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my art classes to show their work, whether they have painted for years or just begun, and to celebrate their accomplishments.” Mirja Vahala has lived in Castlegar since 2007. Since then she has established Inspiring Minds Fine Art, has

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With the Holiday season upon us – here is a brief rundown of some of the seasonal events scheduled at some of the regional places of worship Sunday, November 27 – The first Sunday of Advent, 10:00 a.m. service is planned, followed by a potluck brunch at Castlegar United Church, next to the Kinnaird Medical Clinic. Everyone is welcome to join us. Sunday, December 11 – 10:00 a.m. service will include our

Christmas Pageant at the Castlegar United Church, next to the Kinnaird Medical Clinic. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this.

Castlegar Primary School. There is no admission charge. We will

Sunday, December 18 – 10:00 service the choir will perform the Cantata, Child of Hope, at the Castlegar United Church, next to the Kinnaird Medical Clinic. Everyone is welcome to come and hear the choir perform. Sunday December 18 – 2:00 the annual Community Carol Sing at the New Life Assembly, behind the

S.D. 20 news JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

A fairly light agenda was dealt with in relatively short order during a 50-minute meeting of the School District 20 Board on Monday, Nov. 7 at Blueberry School. Reports providing enrollment updates were part of the agenda and contained no surprises according to the superintendent. “The good news is that we’re about 10 more students than we projected,” said Supt. Greg Luterbach following the meeting’s conclusion. There was little need for discussion as the trustees had seen the reports. In basic terms, by way of a refresher, the district, as indicated in the report, is currently home to students in the following numbers.

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With a room full of unique regionally-made items, the Kootenay Columbia Christmas Craft Fair was a hit with shoppers last Friday and Saturday at the Castlegar Community Complex. In photo at left (Linda Denny (L) and Lee McNeill of Salmo are ready to serve. In photo at right it’s Taira Murphy (R) of South Slocan visiting Teri from Lee’s Crafts of Rossland. Jim Sinclair photos



   

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Red alert for lurking radon gas

Taking a pizza break, above, Jerome Hango (L) and Dana Schmidt

For the past three years, the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Society has provided radon detectors to Castlegar residents free of charge. After monitoring radon levels for at least a 90 day period, the detectors indicate if the levels of radon in a home are above standard. Since this program’s inception, over 900 residents have obtained detectors from the society that indicate nearly 50 per cent of the homes in Castlegar are above the standard; however, only a small portion of the people who detect high levels of radon in their homes have taken steps to lower the levels of this toxic gas. To address this issue, the society has partnered with the Castlegar Rotary Club, with the volunteer assistance of Paul Muntak of Interior Radiation Services Ltd., on a new pilot project to reduce radon levels in individual homes. The society supplies the materials required, and the Rotarians provide the brawn! This past weekend, Rotarians visited the home of Sunshine Bagshaw to implement radon-reducing measures in her home as the initial pilot project. Anyone can obtain a radon detector free of charge by requesting one at the Castlegar Golder office, located at 201 Columbia or at City Hall. Donations to the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society, which supports this program, are always welcome and can be delivered to the Golder office. Information on the steps you can take to reduce radon in your home as well as referrals to professional radiation mitigation services are also available. -Submitted by Mary Anne Coules

Pictured above, on ladder – Dave Kravski with fellow Rotarian Bryan Woods.

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Happy Ending

Soshi hung in there, with a lot of help! SUBMITTED

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is inviting proposals for the following contract: Wood Reduction Services The RFP information package can be obtained from: Website: www.rdck.bc.ca Website: www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca Or by contacting Grace Brouwer Phone: (250) 352-8178 / Toll Free: 1-800-268-7325 Sealed proposals clearly marked as per the specification instructions will be accepted until 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Emailed and faxed proposals will NOT be accepted. The lowest or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted. The Regional District of Central Kootenay reserves the right to waive minor defects in any proposal and to reject any and all proposals, and to accept the proposal deemed most favourable in the interest of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, having regard to price, operational criteria and technical criteria.

Soshi came to the shelter after an injury she sustained and she wasn’t getting the treatment she needed in the home she was in. Once she came to the shelter, Soshi became a fast favourite of the staff and volunteers here, making us laugh with her sweet antics. Soshi favoured her right leg as soon as we met her, and once she had her initial x-rays, unbelievably, two bullets were found in her shoulder. Even though she had such a serious injury, Soshi was good natured and

Two bullets in the shoulder couldn’t stifle Soshi’s will to live. Submitted photo

friendly to everyone she met, showing us what an amazing character she had. After staying at the

shelter for a couple of weeks, with her right limb hanging in the balance, enough money was raised by

SNOW REMOVAL PRIORITY ROUTES CALL THE SNOW PHONE 250-365-7244 TO REPORT HAZARDS The City of Castlegar maintains in excess of 90 kilometres of roads and 20 kilometres of sidewalks. Snow removal on Priority Routes 1 and 2 will normally be completed within 12 hours after a snow storm, depending on snowfall rates and duration. In the interest of public safety, City streets are maintained on a priority basis as follows: Priority 1

Priority 2

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i Columbia Avenue and Arrow Lakes Drive from th 18 Street to pulp mill and sawmill

i Access to emergency service buildings - Hospital - Fire hall - Ambulance - Police i Collector Streets / Avenues i Access to schools i Commercial / Industrial areas i Downtown Core Sidewalks

i All remaining residential streets i Snow hauling from central business areas (2nd, 3rd, 4th Street & Columbia Avenue) i Street widening i Access to water & sewer facilities i Hydrants

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Businesses and Residents can contribute to efficient City snow removal and sanding operations in a number of ways. 1. Remove all unused vehicles, boats, trailers, basketball nets, etc. from the streets. 2. Remove snow and ice from sidewalks fronting their properties. 3. Park vehicles off City streets / avenues while snow removal is in progress, or when snow removal signage is in place. 4. DO NOT shovel, plow or blow snow from driveways onto City streets – snow should be removed to the right side of the driveway (facing the street), to reduce the amount of snow deposited across driveways during street clearing operations. City equipment travels in the direction of traffic flow. VIOLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO BYLAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION. 5. The City will not clear windrows from private driveways. 6. Trucks and plows frequently slow down, turn and back up. Stay well back at all times. 7. Children should be advised not to play on snow banks adjacent to roads, and to remain well away from snow removal equipment. 8. Do not place steel posts or rocks on boulevards as markers. Those responsible for any such installations will be held liable for injury and/or equipment damage they cause. Castlegar’s Transportation & Civic Works Department is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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some fantastic people, so she could have her limb-saving surgery in Kelowna. A lovely family fostered Soshi as she recuperated; giving her the therapy she needed to strengthen her leg, and all the love she needed too. All of the people who took the time to help Soshi along her journey are held highly in the hearts of the staff at the Trail BSPCA, and I am sure in Soshi’s heart too. Once she healed, she happily found her new forever home, a family in Rossland who fell in love with her before they even met her. Her new Mom Chantelle sent us a lovely update on her for all to hear. “Soshi is doing wonderful. She is so affectionate; she paws you if she wants attention. She is very intelligent, listens to what you say and is doing awesome off leash. She tends to protect me at times, she is my best little girl! Soshi just loves my hubby and our daughter Ava. Ollie our other dog and Soshi chase her around and she just laughs and laughs and laughs! We love Soshi so much... she cuddles all the time with me while I am relaxing on the couch or when I go to bed. We figure she is a human at times because she loves to sleep like a human laying side

ways with head on the pillow LOL! She just adores treats and going for walks. I take her every morning and every night to give her loads of exercise. She is using her leg the majority of the time but sometimes she forgets...if you just remind her she immediately uses it. I love Soshi because she is always where we are... if I am cooking or doing dishes, etc she is right there! She is an amazing dog with so much love and she could not have been a better match for us. I don’t know what I’d do without her. Soshi is also eating very well...she loves her new puppy chow that is a very high protein diet from our local Rossland pet store. She is putting weight on and we are very happy to see that! Thank you so much, Chantelle, Jimmy, Ava and Oliver :)”

The above story is an amazing end for a dog that is amazing herself. Both the Trail staff and Soshi want to express our greatest thanks to all the people who have helped her along her beautiful and sometimes trying adventure with the Trail BSCPA. Her story proves that love is filled in this world for all of the animals in need, and that everyone deserves a second chance.


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Rebels knock off first place Beaver Valley — KIJHL STANDINGS — Kootenay Conference NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM

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Fernie Kimberley Creston Valley Golden Columbia Valley Rebels’ forward Arthur Andrews goes to the backhand as he attempts to get past Beaver Valley defender Derek Lashuk during Friday’s game at the Castlegar Complex. Craig Lindsay photo CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Rebels had possibly their best weekend of the season so far. The Rebs knocked off first place Beaver Valley 6-5 at home Saturday and smoked Spokane 5-1 on the road Sunday. "I thought it was definitely a step in the right direction," said Rebels coach Steve Junker. "We had contributions from our whole line-up which was nice. Friday night having a big home game against a top team like Beaver Valley any time you can compete with them and come out on top - you have to look at that as a positive." Friday's game at the Castlegar Community Complex was a hardfought, high scoring affair in front of a near-capacity crowd. The visitors got on the scoreboard first with a power play goal from

Derek Lashuk at 4:06 of the first period. Castlegar responded with two quick goals before the end of the period. Stuart Walton scored first with a power play marker at 2:21 assisted by Diego Bartlett and Erik Alden. Arthur Andrews then scored at 1:17 with a helper from Scott Morisseau. Another goal from Andrews and a marker from Kody Disher put the Rebels up comfortably at 4-1 midway through the second stanza. But Beaver Valley wasn't done. A goaltending switch saw Mike Vlanich replace Zach Perehudoff between the pipes. The switch seemed to reignite the Nitehawks and they scored the next two goals with Chris Derochie and Dallas Calvin bringing BV to within one at 4-3. A shorthanded marker at 3:15 of the second from Anthony Delong gave the Rebs some breathing

room heading into the third period. Chris Derochie's second goal of the game pulled the 'hawks to within one yet again at 5-4. Anthony Delong scored at 10:24 of the third to put the Rebels up 6-4. Dallas Calvin would bring BV to within one with 1:42 left in the game, but Castlegar held on for the 6-5 win. "There's obviously a bit of a rivalry there with Beaver Valley," said Junker. "It's always a little more intense which makes it an exciting game. There were lots of goals which is good and bad. A coach never wants to see lots of goals against but we were able to answer and score some goals. It was exciting for the fans and a good all around game with the right outcome at the end of the game." On Sunday, the Rebels headed down to Washington State to take on Continued on P. 23

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— REBEL LEADERS — SKATERS # Anthony Delong 16 Stuart Walton 7 Arthur Andrews 25 Tyler Robinson 24 Brenden Heinrich 9 GOALIES Connor Beauchamp Alex Ross

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Castlegar Nordic Ski Club Registration Day & Ski Swap November 5, 2011

Location: Castlegar & District Community Complex Registration Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Details: This is the last day to purchase a season’s pass or pay program fees at the reduced rate! You can also register for all skier development programs: Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits and Track Attack. Ski Swap

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Rebels go two for two Continued from P. 23

the Spokane Braves. Castlegar dominated the game, outshooting their American foes 50-31 and winning the game 5-1. Scoring for Castlegar were Delong with a pair, Bryce Eviston, Disher, and Tyler Jones.

"I was happy with our game there," said Junker. "A lot of our younger guys really upped their game. Our veterans - Delong, Robinson and Andrews - had a terrific weekend doing what they needed to do. But I thought it was the play of our younger guys that

stepped up their play and really contributed. Guys like Kody Disher, who got his first goal and Brayden Horcoff stepping in and playing big minutes and being really effective out there. "When you can get contributions from your whole line-up it definitely makes

things easier." The four point weekend puts Castlegar one point behind Nelson for second place in the Neil Murdoch division (with three games in hand) and two points behind first place Beaver Valley. This weekend the Rebels head to the

Okanagan for games against Princeton on Friday and Penticton on Saturday. "Two teams that are playing really good as of late," said Junker. "It'll be a tough weekend for us. A long bus ride but we're looking forward to it. Hopefully, we'll build on our strong play."

Time: Gear drop off is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Open to buyers at 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Details: Entry fee is $2.00 and 15% of the sale value goes the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club.

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Floating puck - Arthur Andrews of Castlegar is ready to pounce on the puck in front of Beaver Valley goalie Zach Perehudoff at Friday night’s game at the Rec Centre. Craig Lindsay photo

New shirts - Heather Anderson and Katrina Walker show off the Castlegar Rebels’ new shirt with the new Yosemite Sam logo. The shirts are on sale for $15 at all home games as well as His Place barber shop in Castlegar as well as Castlegar Pharmasave. Craig Lindsay photo

SHSS jr volleyballers take MiniHowler title in Grand Forks SUBMITTED

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Jordan Wood (#91) of the Selkirk Saints passes the puck to teammate Andrew Green during Friday night’s game against Eastern Washington. Craig Lindsay photo CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Selkirk College Saints picked up their second and third BCIHL wins of the season over previously undefeated Eastern Washington University Eagles. On Friday night at the Castlegar Community Complex beat Eastern Washington University (EWU) 4-1 and on Saturday in Cheney, near Spokane, the Saints won again 4-1. “We outbattled Eastern Washington,” said Selkirk goalie Spenser Wong. “I think we wanted it more. We won a lot of one on one battles and I think that was the key to getting the two victories.” Selkirk jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Friday in Castlegar with Scott Traverse, Sandro Moser and Scott Jago scoring for the home team. Bret Kellogg brought the visiting Eagles to within one at the three minute mark of the second period; but it was the only goal they would score. Garrett Kucher sealed the victory for Selkirk, scoring at 12:53 of the third to give Selkirk the 4-1 win. On the road Friday, Jordan Wood opened the scoring for Selkirk with a power play goal

assisted by Garrett Kucher and Scott Jago at 10:37 of the first period. It took until the third period for either team to score again when the Saints rattled off three straight goals (Adam Makaroff, Kucher, and Nithen Dhaliwal) to take a commanding 4-1 lead. Eastern spoiled Spenser Wong’s shutout bid with 59 seconds left in the game as A.J. Sanders scored a power play marker for the visitors. “It was a little disappointing, but I’ll take the two points any day,” said Wong. For his efforts during the weekend, Wong was named the BCIHL’s player of the week for the week ending Nov. 6. The 21 year-old made 36 saves Friday - including 17 in the third period of a first star effort. On Saturday, Wong made 24 of 25 saves and was selected third star. “The defence did a really good job of keeping the puck to the outside,” said Wong. “They moved the traffic from the front of the net and let me see the puck.” Wong was pleased to be honoured by the league with an award. “It’s an honour to be named player of the week, especially in this

league with so many good players,” he said. “It was nice.” His overall goals against average (2.97) and save percentage (.922) stand sixth and second respectively in the league, while he has faced the most shots and made the most saves by any BCIHL goaltender this season. Forward Jordan Wood was also honoured by the league as he was named BCIHL rookie of the month for October. The former Kelowna Chief and Westside Warrior is currently second place in league scoring with 14 points in eight games. The wins push Selkirk into a three way tie for third place in

www.castlegarnews.com Selkirk Saints’ goalie Spenser Wong received BCIHL player of the week honours. Submitted

league standings with Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University. The Saints record is now three wins and five losses. This weekend,

Selkirk hosts Trinity Western University from Langley on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. both at the Castlegar Community Complex.

Selkirk captain Scott Traverse waits for the puck in the EWU end of the ice on Friday. Craig Lindsay photo

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Kootenai Academy takes home Pride Invitational crown

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This past weekend our team competed in another tournament just two weeks after our last in Calgary at the Alberta Open JiuJitsu Championships. This tournament was held in Trail Saturday Nov. 5th and was titled “Pride Gym Jiu-Jitsu Invitational”. This was

the First time Pride Gym hosted a Jiu-Jitsu only competition, and from a team that competes all over the Pacific Northwest, this was a great tournament! Our team had 22 competitors attend, the largest turnout from any of the clubs attending, and saw every single one of our athletes take home a medal!

In fact almost half our team took home gold medals, 10 in total! The tournament saw teams from Castlegar, Trail and Nelson compete and have fun testing their skills against each other in the best way...... good old fashion Jiu-Jitsu fights!!! At the end of the day the team that had the most medals won the tournament

team trophy and were crowned the “Team Champions”. Well, Kootenai Jiu-Jitsu Academy was that team, taking home the first ever Team Trophy from the “Pride Gym Jiu-Jitsu Invitational”. Congratulations to all who competed and we look forward to our next chance to show case our talented group of athletes!!

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Castlegar native Hadley signs with Western Michigan SUBMITTED

Castlegar’s Aaron Hadley, who plays for the Junior “A” Vernon Vipers of the BCHL, has been selected for Team Canada West, which are currently competing at the World Junior A Hockey Challenge (WJAC) in Langley. The 18-year-old was selected to the team along with two other Viper teammates. The news came a week after he announced his NCAA Division 1 commitment to the Western Michigan Broncos. “Anytime you put on that Canadian jersey it’s a great honour. The three of us are really excited about it,” said Hadley, who represented Team Pacific at the World Under 17 Championships in Timmins, Ont. The WJAC preliminary ran from Nov. 7 - 9. Canada lost 2-0 to Sweden in

their opening round game on Tuesday. The semifinals take place Friday, Nov. 11. The gold-medal game will be shown nationally on TSN Sunday, Nov. 13. All other games can be seen live via webcast at hockeycanada.fasthockey. com. Regarding Hadley’s scholarship, Vernon coach/GM Jason Williamson added: “Hads has had a good start, he’s been a leader for us and he brings a different element to the game where he’s a big power forward. You can only have some many smaller, skilled guys. You’re going to need some guys to create some space.” Hadley is excited to play for Western Michigan in the very competitive NCAA Division 1 level of American university hockey. The Broncos are currently ranked sixth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

“Things are really looking up and it’s going to be a great program. They’re really moving up in the hockey NCAA world,” said Hadley. “They’ve got a great school, great coaches and they were really interested in me and I thought it would be a great fit.” Another key factor in Hadley’s decision to join Western Michigan was the chance to work with head coach Andy Murray, who split 10 years of NHL coaching duty between Los Angeles and St. Louis. Hadley is in his second year with Vernon. The 6’2 right winger has seven points this season so far with two goals and five assists in 13 games played. Vernon is currently in second place in the Interior Conference with a record of nine wins and four losses, five points behind Penticton.

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Helen Novokshonoff Helen Novokshonoff of Grand Forks, BC passed away on October 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great granddaughter at the Castleview Care Centre. She was 92 years old. Helen was born on July 2, 1919, in Kamsack, Sask. to Peter and Lucy Demenoff. Since 1936 Helen lived in Grand Forks. In 1939 she married Mike Novokshonoff and they were blessed with two children, a daughter, Vera and a son, Paul. They lived in a two story home along the Kettle River in a community setting and raised their family. As she aged and required more care, she moved to Castlegar in 2007 to be closer to her daughter. Helen loved to cook, socialize, welcome family and friends to her home, provide care and support to everyone who was in need and grow a garden. She was a talented singer, belonged to choirs and singing groups and traveled to many parts of Canada, the United States, Russia and Europe. She was a dedicated and life-long member of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. She will be dearly remembered by her daughter,Vera and Walter Kanigan of Castlegar, her son Paul Novokshonoff of North Vancouver, her grandchildren, - Jack of Vancouver, Robert and Marja of Oakville, Ontario, Maya and Dave Mossman of Vancouver, and her great grandchildren, Kristian, Patrik, Markus and Bella. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Mike in 1986, both of her parents, her brothers, Peter and Philip, her in-laws and many dear friends and relatives. The Kanigan and Novokshonoff family greatly appreciates the care given by Dr. Ankenbauer and the wonderful staff at the Castleview Care Centre. We also wish to thank the Hospice Volunteers and all the family and friends that visited and helped with her care during her illness the past few weeks. A Traditional Doukhobor prayer and memorial service was held on Thursday, October the 27th at the USCC Grand Forks Community Centre. Sarah Greenwood of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

Peter Harvey Peter Harvey was born on July 4, 1952, in England, and passed away October 11, 2011 l in Castlegar, BC. Peter was predeceased by his father, Frank; mother, Elsie; infant son, Frank Jr. and son Daryll. Peter is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Beverley, Angela and Ronda Melo; son, Allan; brother, Chris; son-in-law, Louis Melo; nieces Andrea and Jennifer; nephew, Lloyd; daughter-in-law, Sharon; grand children, Sharyll, Melissa and Michael and of course, his dog Bubba. Peter lived in Castlegar for 51 years. Peter was a very hard worker both at home and at his place of employment. Peter will be always forever loved and missed. There will be a private service held to honour Peter’s memory. Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

MACDONNELL; Irene Jeanette (MAR) (QUAEDVLI) off Vi Victoria i passedd away peacefully in Westbank on October 31st, 2011 at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by her husband Jo and sister Evelyn. Survived by her John n: Th Therese The Ther eight children: erese, A Anne, L. J., Mitchell, Michael, Barry, Rudi and Shawn. Irene is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, five sisters and one brother. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel of First Memorial Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave, on November 4th, 2011 at 11 AM. Viewing took place at the Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00 AM till 10:45 AM. Interment followed in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

John George Popoff John George Popoff was born January 29, 1936 in Ootischenia, BC and died October 29, 2011, in Castlegar, BC. He is survived by his wife, Olga; his son, Steve (Connie), grandson, Jason; and nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his daughter, Marianne Edwards; his parents, George and Lucy; his sister, Lucille Nevakshonoff and his brother-in-law, Pete Nevakshonoff. He was employed at Pope & Talbot Sawmill in Castlegar. He retired after 35 years in 2001. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, painting and growing fruit. A service was held Thursday November 03, 2011 at Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Interment took place at Ootischenia Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Helen’s honor to USCC ISKRA Publication.

“Rest In Peace Grandpa John. May you fish in the lakes of the Heavens now”.

“Rest in Peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom, our urr d dea dear ear a Mom & Baba.”

Bill Clark of Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Nellie Verigin With Wi thh sad hearts the family of Nellie Verigin of Castlegar, BC, announces her passing at Castle View C Care Centre Castlegar on Vi C t iin C tl October 23, 2011, blessed with 87 years of life. Nellie was known for her love of Ne cooking, baking, flower and vegetable gardening and crocheting. During her life she taught Sunday school, belonged to multiple choirs and was dedicated to her family and many friends. Left to mourn her loss are her sister, Laura Verigin; sons, Al, Ken (Kathy), Wally (Lori), and Lorne (Sharel); Niece, Mabel (Mike) Bondaroff; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex; brother, Peter Rilkoff; sister, Helen Chernenkoff. Funeral Services were held at Brilliant Cultural Centre on Monday, October 31, 2011 with interment at the Brilliant Cemetery. Donations in Nellie’s memory may be made to the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre Foundation located at 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7. Sarah Greenwood with the Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. “MAY SHE REST IN PEACE IN GOD’S LOVING EMBRACE.”

John Vandergaag March 20, 1929 - November 4, 2011 John was born in the Hague and grew up during WWII in Holland. He emigrated with his fiance Nel and family to Richmond in 1951. After marrying in 1953 and starting a family, they relocated to Ocean Falls in 1961 where he worked for 12 years in the Pulp and Paper mill. Closure of the Ocean Falls Mill forced them to leave and the family settled in Robson in 1972. John worked at Celgar until his retirement in 1992. After retiring, John enjoyed reading, crosswords, music, woodworking, travelling and spending time with his family. John is survived by wife Nel of 58 years, son Ron (Eleanor) of New Westminister, daughter Beverly (Andrew) of Victoria, sons Ken (Cheryl) and Doug (Tami) of Robson and grandchildren Jason (Laura), Jennifer, Karen, Alexandra and Maxwell, step-grandson Malcolm and great granddaughter Vivian. We would like to thank Dr. Smart, the nurses and doctors in the Renal Unit, and all who were a part of his wonderful care. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Stellar Place club house at 2210 Columbia Avenue in Castlegar on Saturday November 12 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, please feel free to drop in.

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Blessed with 84 years of life, Molly Minnaert, our beloved mother, Baba, relative and friend passed peacefully on September 28th, 2011. Her “heart of Gold” radiated warmth, sincerity and acceptance of all who had the privilege of knowing her. “Look for the Good in Everyone” was among her favourite mottos. Molly was born on July 22, 1927 in Grand Forks to parents Sergei (Charles) and Nastia (Jane) Esouloff. She was the youngest of five siblings. Times were difficult during the Great Depression but the importance of Family set the philosophy mom/Baba followed throughout her life. Molly married Gus Minnaert on February 26, 1944 and moved to Winlaw, where they raised their children and were instrumental in the care of Gus’s Aunt for 11 years. Later, Mom felt it an honor,to be the primary care-giver for her father for two years. Molly was proud of the home..which she and Gus designed/built and where she continued to live until two years ago when she moved in with her daughter, Linda in Nelson. Mom/Baba worked hard all her life. Devoted to family, tending to huge vegetable and flower gardens, cows, chickens and household responsibilities.She preserved large quantities of vegetables, fruit, jams, and pickles. Molly was an active Community member in the Slocan Valley assisting with weddings, funerals, children’s Doukhobor Sunday schools and supporting fund-raising ventures. Embroidering, crocheting, reading, dancing were some of her leisure passions. She always took the time to marvel about Nature. In recent years, she was a fan of Hockey (Go Canucks,) plus Game and Dance shows, Her greatest joy, however, was her family and friends. Her hospitality and “open door policy” is legendary, not only for delicious meals but for unconditional love and acceptance of people of all ages and backgrounds. She delighted in the accomplishments/milestones of family and friends alike, sharing in both the joys and sorrows of their lives. She offered “words of wisdom” but then said: “It’s up to you to be yourself ...to do what’s best for you.”. Following the death of husband Gus in 1972, Molly opened a new chapter in her life with partner of 20 years, Fred Hlookoff. Prior to his passing in 1999, they enjoyed gardening, rides up mountains & woodcarving projects. Molly was also predeceased by her parents, sister in infancy, in-laws Gustave and Maggie Minnaert, and other family members Left to mourn her loss and Celebrate her life are: Family of son John (Anne) Minnaert; Juanita (Roger) Barrie and daughters Kimberly and Melissa; Crystal Minnaert Baba was very proud to be part of 5 Generations with the birth of Skyler Borody, son of Kim. Family of daughter Corinne (Peter) Postnikoff; Ben (Elana) Chloe; Jennifer (Travis) Tagg, Ken Postnikoff, Christina Postnikoff. Family of daughter Linda Harfman. Rob(Suzanne)Chiveldave and son Ryan. Hailey (Jarvis) Cederholm and daughters Kennedy and Taylor. Also survived by Sister Polly Chutskoff, sister-in-law Nellie, extended family including nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends and all those who fondly referred to her as Baba. Traditional Doukhobor Services were held at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on October 3rd. and at the Appledale Community Hall on October 4th. with burial in the Perry Siding Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks to all who assisted Mom with her care, and offered words of comfort, hugs, cards of sympathy, food, floral tributes and other “acts of kindness” to her family. We appreciate Sid Malakoff for conducting the service, the singers, cooks, grave-diggers..and all who attended the services. Mom/Baba – Dance The Tennessee Waltz a few times before you Rest in Peace. Your reassuring words “Everything will be Alright” are helping us through our grief. Your Legacy Lives On

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Walter James Osachoff “Wally O” Walter Osachoff was born on May 7, 1958 in Vancouver BC and was adopted by Nick and Nellie Osachoff soon after. Three years later they adopted Teresa May (Tessie), a sister for Walter. Walter grew up in a loving family in Vallican BC. Being brought up in a Doukhobour family, he learned the Russian language, the heritage and the many traditions. He also took much pride in singing in the Slocan Valley Doukhobour Youth Choir. He had a passion for driving and had many vehicles, with a special love for his ‘74 Cuda. As a teenager, Walter did get into his fare share of trouble, but with his ‘gift of gab’, he could talk himself out of anything! He enjoyed school and always excelled in all of his studies, graduating from Mount Sentinel Secondary in 1976.

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Walter met Natalie Jmaiff when he was 17 years old and they were married for nineteen years. They were blessed with a daughter Jodi and three years later, a son Scott. As a family they enjoyed many trips camping and fishing. Walter had a passion for country music, which he passed onto his children. Fourteen years ago, Walter was reunited with his birthmother, Shirley Milne. He learned that he had a half-brother Raymond, a half-sister Cathy, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. He was surprised to learn that for all those years, they had been living just down the road from one another. Living so close allowed them to become part of each other’s family. Walter knew EVERYONE! No matter where he went, he would always run into someone he knew. A quick run to the store was never “quick”. Walter was always involved in the community and when he started a project he made sure to see it through to the end. Back in his younger days, he helped his Dad at the Slocan Valley Co-op. Every Fall, for many years, Walter with the help of his Dad and friends, delivered coal to families throughout the community. He enjoyed the years he spent on the Slocan Valley Ropebusters team, winning many competitions. Walter was an active member of the Slocan Valley Rec Commission and the Winlaw Regional and Nature Park. He ran the Queen City Christmas Craft Fair for 18 years and volunteered his time to help the graduating classes of Mount Sentinel Secondary School for 11 years. Most recently, Walter proudly volunteered his time with the Castlegar Girls Softball Association, the Special Olympics and the Castlegar Rebels. For many years, Walter worked in the forest industry in the Slocan Valley. While working for Slocan Forest Products, he had the opportunity to branch out and work for the Alternate Harvesting Crew as well as obtain his Class 1, drive gravel truck and run grader. In later years, Walter started his own company, in which he had the opportunity to work with his son. He earned his nickname “the asphalt cowboy” when driving truck for his brother-in-law Rob. Last year Walter ventured up North for work, running heavy equipment. While up North, Walter was diagnosed with stage-4 brain cancer. Through his 14-month Cancer journey, there were always people by his side. If it wasn’t his Dad, his kids or close family, it was his countless friends he had made throughout his entire life. Walter was a warrior. Cancer had taken away his body, but it never took away his incredible memory, his sense of humor, nor his one-of-a-kind disposition and charming vocabulary. On October 24th, Walter passed away peacefully at Mountain Lakes, with family and friends by his side. He was 53 years old. Walter will be deeply missed, forever loved and never forgotten. He joins his mother Nellie Osachoff and sister Teresa Kanigan who passed away before him. Walter is survived by his children - Jodi (Keelan) Lightfoot and Scott Osachoff, father - Nick Osachoff, as well as his extended family - Shirley (Brian) Milne, Cathy (Rob) Niminiken, Raymond (Luc Guevremont) Milne, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends.

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The family greatly appreciates the kindness and support given to Walter throughout his journey. We thank the Kelowna Cancer Lodge, the staff at Kootenay Lake District Hospital and all of the staff at Mountain Lake Seniors Community. The services were held at Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday November 1, 2011 followed by burial at Slocan Park Cemetery. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, officiant Leonard Voykin, the Slocan Park Ladies Cooking Group and Men’s Digging Group, as well as for the many kind words of sympathy, food, cards, flowers and donations that were given. Memorial donations may be made in Walter’s honor to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada (www.braintumor.ca / 620 Colborne St, suite 301, London Ontario, N6B 3R9), so that one day there may be a cure.

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Help Wanted Is your job getting you down? Need a change from your current employer? Looking for an atmosphere where respect, honesty and appreciation are commonplace? How about a family oriented, honest, fair and caring workplace? Then Nelson Toyota may be the place for you. Currently we are looking for quality individuals to join us in the following positions: t$FSUJmFE)ZCSJE4FSWJDF5FDIOJDJBO t4FSWJDF"EWJTPSBOE"ENJOJTUSBUPS t1SPEVDU"EWJTPS Nelson Toyota offers a competitive salary and JODFOUJWFQMBOBTXFMMBTBDPNQSFIFOTJWFCFOFmUT package. 4FFJGZPVWFHPUXIBUJUUBLFTUPCFQBSUPGUIF Nelson Toyota Team. 1MFBTFFNBJMZPVSSFTVNFJODPNQMFUFDPOmEFODF to crenwick@nelsontoyota.com. Nelson Toyota. Your West Kootenay Toyota Dealer Since 1969

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Merchandise for Sale

Mortgages

Sonora Entertainment Glass Stand 27 1/2” W x 45” Tall, 6 Adj glass shelves, $45, Entertainment Stand, 2 shelves, 43” W x 17” tall, $30, 4 Michelin Snow Tires $25, Brown Chair $25, call 250-365-3276

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Garage Sales

Other Areas

Garage Sale! 1990 14th Ave. Nov.11-13th. Household furniture, appliances, electronics & toys. Call 250.365.2966. Cash Only.

ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

ROBSON, 2866 Fraser Ave, Sat, Nov 12th & Nov 19th, 8 - 12, household furniture & basic tools

Heavy Duty Machinery

A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale

CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property

GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website saltspringisland.net or contact Matt Barr at mjbarr@saltspringisland.net.

Lots Private Sale WATERFRONT Lot Ootishenia. $169,000 No PST or Commission. 250.365.6267,kparr@telus.net WATERFRONT & NO PST Ootischenia Lots House package - $53K 0.7 ac lot - $169K 1.0 ac lot - $219K 1.5 ac lot - 321K 1.5 ac & house - $595K Near par 3 golf course www.WaterlooLanding.ca www.nelson-homes.com 250.365.6267 kparr@telus.net

Classifieds = Results! Mobile Homes & Parks

COMFORTABLE/CLEAN 3BDR MOBILE HOME: This 12’ by 68’ mobile home is on a pad located in an adult park in Castlegar. $38,900 Private Sale. For more information, phone 250-365-6216

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Trucks & Vans 1991 Ford F150 extended cab 4x4, 96K miles. Runs well. Body and Interior damage. $1,000 OBO. Call 304 8837 or email ddschmidt@shaw.ca.

Coca-Cola Vehicle for Sale by Tender Castlegar, BC 1999 Ford F350 (Non-Operational) Contact Cory Howard at (250) 304-2024 for more information or to arrange viewing. Closing date November 22, 2011, 12:00 MST Or visit www.icangroup.ca (offsite tenders)

Cottages / Cabins 1 Bedroom fully furnished Cottage. Avail in North Castlegar as of Nov.1st. N/S, N/P. references + deposit required. $600/mnth incl. basic utilities. Leave a msg at 250.365.0602 or call after 6pm. Auto Drive

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Mobile Homes & Pads ROBSON Mobile Home for rent Refer required, Call 250-304-3430

CASTLEGAR 2 bdrm house close to dwntwn. $900/mth, util. incl. N/P,N/S, non-furnished + shared laundry. Avail. Dec. 1st 2011. Reference req’d. Call 250.365.3569. CASTLEGAR, 3 Bdrm House, $925/mth, 250-304-3026 CASTLEGAR DT, Cozy 2 Bdrm home lrg yard, N/S, N/P, Avail Dec 1st, $800/mth + utilities, 250-226-7609 C 365-4644 CASTLEGAR North 3 Bdrm Home, Recently renovated with new floors, paint, etc. Very clean, very nice, F/S W/D, N/S, N/P. Avail Nov.1st $850/mth - 250-869-5772 Castlegar North Small 2 Bdrm House + utilities, F/S, W/D, near shopping & bus stop with private yard Avail Nov 1st, N/S, Ref reqd, Phone 778-840-1542 Ootischenia Executive Home located on Columbia River. Must be seen. 3bdrms/ 3 bths. N/S N/P. $1,850/mnth inc. utilities. Damage deposit + references required. Avail. Dec. 1st for winter rental. Contact 250.608.5262 or email: devilsgap123@gmail.com Playmor Junction, 3 Bdrm Mobile Home for Rent, Avail Dec 15th, $700/mth 250-359-7851 ROBSON 1 Bedroom very small house $395/ mth + util. Call 250.365.1999

Misc. Wanted

Recreational/Sale Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson

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South Castlegar 1 bdrm fully furnished and dishes, includes util, internet, N/P, N/S, W/D shared. Suitable for one person. Available Dec. 1st. $600/mth. Email: patharring@gmail.com

Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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Transportation

Rentals

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

Transportation

Real Estate

Furniture

Garage Sale Friday November 11th. From 9-1. Couch, table, dressers and many other items. 3413 5th Ave Castlegar.

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Homes for Rent

Shared Accommodation Seeking responsible easy going tidy individual to share large fully furnished home in Castlegar. Perfect for student or working person N/P N/S please call 304-2380

Suites, Lower CASTLEGAR, NORTH, 1 Bdrm new, clean, separate ent, laundry, N/S, N/P, mature quiet indivual, $600/mth includes utilities, Avail immed, Call 250-365-5363 CASTLEGAR Walk out basement suite, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, 1 Bdrm, own parking, bus rte, close to town, $850/mth + 30% utilities. Avail. December 1st. Call 250-304-4910 or 250-304-3697 South CASTLEGAR 1 Bdrm Basement suite partly furnished, very clean & bright, private entrance, close to bus stop, suitable for college student, N/S, N/P, F/S, Micro, No laundry, $650/mth, utilities included references required 250-365-8419

Cars - Domestic

The Sky is the Limit Buy It, Sell It, or Trade It!

1990 Cutlass Supreme 212,000 km Great Car $1,750 - Call 250-365-9363

Cars - Sports & Imports 2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: www.bcacuction.ca. Info: 250-952-5003

Off Road Vehicles

For Classifieds That Work! Call:

365-6397

2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 Quad, low mileage. 2 Yamaha snowmobiles. PHAZAR, excll. shape. 16ft Starcraft Alum. boat. Trailer & motors. Call 250.365.5756

Legal Notices

4 OUT OF 5 PEOPLE WITH DIABETES DIE OF HEART DISEASE.

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Roderick Edwin MacKinnon, also known as Rod MacKinnon, deceased formerly of 708-9th Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2H4 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executrix named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before December 23,2011, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. The Executrix will not be liable for any claim of which she has no notice at the time of distribution. Amy Briggeman, Executrix By Polonicoff & Perehudoff, her solicitors

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ROADSHOW IS FINALLY COMING TO ROSSLAND We are pleased to give you an opportunity to showcase your wonderful items, at no cost! We continuously travel across Canada to educate people about their antiques and collectibles.

WELCOME TO THE ROADSHOW! On behalf of everyone here at the Roadshow, we would like to express how excited we are to be back in Rossland. During our tour of Southern Ontario, we have seen an abundance of unique items coming into our shows. The history of this country never ceases to amaze us, as local citizens have continuously brought us extraordinary treasures that we have purchased. We invite everyone to bring in their items, free of charge, and sit down with an expert and have them examined. We are looking to purchase a variety of Antiques, Collectibles, and Precious Metals (Gold, Sterling Silver, Coins with Silver Content). We are expecting to see hundreds of people walk through our doors during this event, and we are looking forward to writing hundreds of cheques! We look forward to seeing you at the Roadshow! - Roadshow Staff

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Gold prices continue to soar! T ROADSHOW IS THE FINALLY COMING TO F By: Michael Ross ROSSLAND! R

Great Canadian Roadshow Staff Writer

A a successful week in Vernon, the roadshow is coming to Rossland! So you better search After tthrough your attics and basements, go through your lock boxes and jewelry, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to m eexamine all your antiques, collectibles, gold, and silver. “ have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as “We ggold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high iit’s currently trading at.”

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WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabilia, etc.

Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, T Cast Iron Banks, Pottery, etc.

GOLD JEWELRY Broken Gold, Used Jewelry, any missingpieces (Earrings, Charms, Gold Links etc.), Dental Gold, Class Rings,Charm Bracelets, etc.

Jewellery, Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Sports Memorabilia, Cameras, Pocket Watches, etc.

WE REPRESENT THOUSANDS OF COLLECTORS WORLDWIDE WHO ARE ALL LOOKING FOR A VARIETY OF COLLECTIBLES!

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Prestige Mountain Resort & Convention Centre 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0 Located on the SE corner of Columbia Ave. and Spokane St. For Information Call: 1-800-746-0902 November 14th – November 18th, Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Any generous donation given during the promotion period† to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Great Canadian Roadshow up to a maximum of $50,000 receivedin donations. The Great Canadian Roadshow reserves the right to further match any or all donations exceeding the aforementioned amount of $50,000. †March 1, 2011 to February 28, 2012 ™The Heart and Stroke Foundation Logo is a trademark of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and is used under license. The Heart and Stroke Foundation thanks the Great Canadian Roadshow for its generous support. This is not an endorsement.

D During our show in Victoria, a woman came in with a jewelry box that she had just inherited ffrom her late aunt. “I don’t wear jewelry,” explained Cheryl Barnes, “so it was an easy decision to come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewelry she was never going to wear anyways. Expert Cliff Edwards explains, “We have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewelry boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot! ”. At another Roadshow event, a woman walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that were given to her as a young child by her grandfather. She finally decided to come in to the Roadshow and see what he had given her. She was ecstatic to learn she had coins dating back to the late 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Raymond Flack explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at over $2,000!! She also had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but she was able to sell them for their silver content”. All in all, Roadshow customer Linda Donaldson was able to cash in with $4,500! “I’m so happy, “Linda explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can finally afford to renovate my kitchen.” Raymond Flack continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value.” Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox Cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, we can always make an offer to buy it. “I’m so happy,” Linda explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can finally afford to renovate my kitchen.” A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. We were able to locate a collector for that specific toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, we will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

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