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The City of Castlegar has once again performed very well at the 2011 National Communities in Bloom competition. “We achieved five blooms again and we’re really happy about that,” said Castlegar Communities in Bloom chair

Darlene Kalawsky. “We have increased our scoring which is a great indication that we are doing things in the right way. We’re very happy.” Castlegar received 840 points out of 1,000. The city also received a special mention for the Downtown Art Farm volunteer project. “We’ve come up about 10 points,” said

Kalawsky. “I know it sounds minute but that’s how the scoring system works.” Castlegar was a finalist in the 7,50110,000 population category, which was won by New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The cities were judged on eight different criteria: Floral, Landscape, Urban Forestry, Environment, Tidiness, Com-

munity Involvement, Turf and Groundcover, and Heritage. “The report from the judges was very glowing of the City of Castlegar and what has happened in the city,” said Kalawsky. “The recommendations that we received, it looks like just a lot of tweaking that must be done (to improve the city’s score). Nothing

majorly stands out in any of the categories.” In their evaluation, judges Arlene Janzen (White City, SK) and Hugh Skinner (Roblin, MB) said: “One is introduced to both the imagination and charm of Castlegar’s gardens and art displays at the Downtown Art Farm. This project embodies many principles

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Cord Lafond can picture himself as part of Castlegar City Council and he has decided to make a bid for a council seat. Lafond operates NIMBY Recycling and he’s lived in Castlegar for 14 years since moving from Terrace. The outgoing Lafond has a routine that puts him in regular contact with a wide assortment of people. “I pretty much have my finger on the pulse of the community,” he said during an Oct. 31 conversation with the Castlegar News. To supplement his community mindedness he says he’s been

clubs and his church, and he has a strong desire to add his energy to the task of advancing the public agenda. T h e freshlycommitted candidate is largely supCord Lafond portive of File photo the group taking in council which has meetings on a regular steered civic policy basis for the past sev- over the past couple eral years, gaining an of terms, and he feels appreciation of what’s he could be a coninvolved in municipal structive member of government. the team. While not possessHe said he’s ing formal experience pleased with the fion a civic council, he nancial situation the says he does have a city is in although he solid background sees room for overall working with service improvement in the

governing process. “I think we could be a little more proactive yet,” he suggested. He said he’s aware the public has a responsibility in working toward greater pro-activity. “It would be good to get some of the discourse from the A&W after the fact – to the council chamber before the fact,” he said. The extension of water and sewer service to the “Airport Lands” is what Lafond sees as the major issue presently being faced by the city, although he does not see it as a source of contention. “We have committed to it,” he said, adding that it’s a necessary step toward

needed commercial growth. Lafond pointed to the upcoming allcandidates forum being held Nov. 8 in regard to the Nov. 19 election, and indicated his support for more of that sort of thing, regardless of the election schedule. “Why not have twice yearly ‘Town Hall’ sessions?” he asked, asserting the opinion that more public input should always be welcome. “The main plank in my platform is that God gave me two ears and one mouth,” he stated. “We need more pro-active communication, otherwise we’re working on the agenda of seven people instead of the whole community.”

Monster Mash event makes meaningful money CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

It was a frightening good time had by all Friday night at the Monster Mash Halloween party at the Castlegar Community Complex. The first-time event

was a fundraiser for the Castlegar Hospice Society. “It was excellent,” said Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of the hospice society. “We had about 125 people attending. We raised about $2,000, which is excellent.” There were many

great costumes and judges Jim Sinclair from the Castlegar News and Chris McIntyre of Mountain FM had some tough decisions. In the end, the first place winner was Jake Zondervan, who was dressed as HumptyDumpty.

In second place was Ryan Benedict, decked out as “Mr. Roboto” and third place was Heather Anderson as “Her Royal Highness.” “We’re going to continue having it as one of our yearly fundraisers because the response was so

positive,” said Lehbauer. “People said the band was great and the food was good and that is was something that grown-ups could do at Halloween.” Go to for more photos from the party.

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“Kira” above, who does PR here at the Castlegar News had some clampon company for the occasion, while the unidentified man (at right) at the Hospice Society’s Monster Mash last Friday was poppin-fresh. Jake Zondervan, as Humpty-Dumpty, below, took first prize at the mash, while celebrators, lower right, gathered for a group shot. Craig Lindsay photos

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At 24, Tyler Maddocks is undoubtedly the youngest candidate running for council in Castlegar. “I think I could bring my youthful experiences and energy to the realm of representing the citizens of Castlegar,” he said. “I’m running to add a different perspective and bring new ideas to the table.” Maddocks, a local assistant financial planner, was born and raised in Castlegar. He has lived here his whole life save for two years spent working at a marketing firm in Vancouver. He graduated from Selkirk College in Castlegar with a Business Administration diploma. “I have a strong desire to get youth more involved in all areas of community life,” said Maddocks. “I think a good start to that would be incorporating social media and getting Facebook well known so people can keep updated and voice their opinions.” Maddocks thinks the current council is doing a very good job keeping the budget balanced. He also believes the sewer and water expansion to the airport lands is

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important to the region. “The airport expansion is very important for economic development for the area,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll see new jobs and business ideas for the area and a broader selection of businesses. So people don’t have to go to Trail, Nelson, Kelowna, Spokane for their shopping needs.” Maddocks believes recreation is very important to the people of Castlegar and area. He would have liked to have seen more public consultation into the recent recreation expansion referendum at the Castlegar Community Complex. “I believe something needs to be done,” he said. “I’ve heard Pioneer will have to shut down a

some point. I think we need two hockey rinks in this hockey-rich community. Maybe a newer, costefficient arena.” Maddocks also sees the water meter issue as important to local residents. “There’s a lot of negativity around the issue,” he said. “People saying that we live in such an area rich with water but that’s not the issue. I don’t think they’ve been presented with the facts of how much water this area is using and how we’re missing out on infrastructure grants. And how the costs of cleaning and pumping the water are so high in this area.” Maddocks said, there’s more about the meters that needs clarification. “They’re being installed in

people’s houses and it’s not clear who exactly owns the water meter,” he said. “If anything goes wrong with the water meter, it leaks or causes water damage, who’s responsible for paying?” Maddocks would like to see more consultation showing people that water meters could be a good idea and it would, on average, save them money. Like many young people, Maddocks is involved with sports. He enjoys playing road hockey with his friends. He is also an avid guitar player. Serving in office in Castlegar is something of a Maddocks family tradition. His grandfather (Colin Maddocks) and great uncle (Bob Maddocks) served as mayors in Kinnaird and Castlegar. His father, Richard, served as a councillor in Castlegar several years back. “I’m very aware I have a lot to learn in the field, but given the chance to serve my community I will be willing to work with my colleagues and citizens of Castlegar to bring my ideas forth and become the best representative of this city that I can be,” he said.

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Editor: Jim Sinclair Publisher: Chris Hopkyns Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Publication Mail Agreement Number 40012905

Challenges come in all sizes Castlegar presents an interesting election scenario – interesting, in part, because the city doesn’t seem to have a particularly hot issue or issues generating election fever in the community. It’s not as though the concerns of the “crossroads” city are not serious and important, it’s just that it may not be as easy to get passionate about issues like water and sewer service to the airport lands, as it would be, for instance, to ponder the pros and cons of a new open pit mine in the neighbourhood. Then again, from the outside looking in, other towns and cities where emotions are boiling over may be doing so over some issues that appear mundane... it all depends on the personalities involved. To an observer with less than six months on the local scene there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of animosity between candidates. That being said, it does look like the race for mayor will turn out to be an exciting one. Plenty of surprises may be in store at the All Candidates Meeting coming up at the Fireside Inn this coming Tuesday. This is the sort of event that’s well worth attending, likely to demonstrate the very most important personal qualities of each candidate. In-person debate is a high point in every election campaign, at every level. Do yourself a favour and find out how the competitors rise to the challenge. We want to hear from you.

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Remembering “Uncle” Jack It’s comforting to me to know that there is extended family. There are many cultures which endow upon family friends the name of uncle, or auntie. To me, it is a privilege to be called auntie whether I am genetically linked to the person who calls me such, or not. Growing up, I had several aunties and uncles. They were family friends, and the tradition of calling close friends of our parents those affectionate names continues. Because my parents’ families were scattered from the east coast to the west, and from across the pond to Canada, the practice of revering close family friends and counting them as relatives was common. I clearly remember Uncle Jack. He was a close friend of my parents. I think he must not have been any more than 25 or 30 when he came into my life. Uncle Jack was a wonderful man. I clearly remember that his smile was the kind which would light up the darkest room. The door opened, and there was Uncle Jack. He was full of life and vibrancy and without fail he would run to each of my siblings and give us a huge hug and kiss. Quite often he had little presents which he would fish out Craig Lindsay Reporter

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of his pockets. The presents weren’t anything of great value, and yet every time he presented each and every one of us with his gift, that gift told us that each of the five of us were special in our own and unique way. If I remember correctly, Uncle Jack was single and his nieces and nephews were important to him. For some reason, I seem to remember that he was in the Canadian services. My folks were in the services, and so it stands to reason that he would be welcomed and embraced into my parents’ close circle of friends. It’s curious to me that I don’t remember Uncle Jack’s last name and that it’s likely that he has passed on, and yet his presence still embraces me. I remember on Easter eve and Easter morning Uncle Jack had come to visit us. Uncle Jack liked his rum. How an eight-year-old girl remembers that is beyond my reckoning, and yet I remember that clearly as yesterday. I remember how jovial he was and how he would grab me and my siblings around our waist and swing us about. I also remember how he would laugh at our antics. Each time he did so I believed I was truly the smartest and wittiest girl in the world. Uncle Jack was my hero. He was the

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epitome of love, laughter and kindness. One Easter morning I awoke to the sight or a huge, overgrown bunny sleeping on our couch. “Is that you, Easter Bunny?” I asked. “Of course I am,” the hung-over Easter Bunny replied. I believed him. Evidently Uncle Jack had found an Easter Bunny costume the night before and in his rum-induced stupor came to crash at our house, unbeknownst to the children until the early Easter morning. That was years ago, and now, I wonder what, exactly, happened to Uncle Jack. A while ago, when I was going through some difficult family times, a wise person told me, “Karen, we all have many cups on our life. We fill those up in any way we can.” At that point I wasn’t able to understand her message. I now do. Family and friends are hard to define. We are not the nucular family of the 50s. We choose to fill up our cups in various ways. Uncle Jack filled up my cup. I’m happy for Uncle Jack and the lesson of the empty cups.

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In sympathy for Election issues a wounded goose to consider For the past two days my family has been nothing short of truamatized by a very unfortunate hunting incident that happened very close to home. We have a resident flock of geese that stays in our yard year-round. These birds have become a part of our every day life, and we all enjoy their company. As we were going out the door to school Thursday morning, to our great shock, we saw that one of the geese had an arrow sticking out of it. Needless to say, it was a very horrible sight for myself and my two young daughters. To see this beautiful bird so cruelly shot and suffering, trying to move around on one leg, while the other hung uselessly is not an image I will soon forget. A huge thank you needs to go out to Conservation Officer Thin for his understanding and compassion in dealing with this situation. I really could not believe that someone would actually try to shoot a goose with a bow and arrow, but I found out from CO Thin that it is indeed bow hunting season for Canada Geese. I understand that hunting is very popular, and I’m sure most hunters are very responsible and will only take a shot when they know it will kill the animal. I know sometimes an animal moves and the shot can miss its precise intended target, but I am just asking all hunters to be extra careful before taking that shot. An injured animal is a very sad thing, and I hope to spare anyone else the trauma that we have gone through. Thank you, –Rebecca Voros, Robson

Voters are entitled to six votes to elect councillors, however, voters should only vote for the councillors they want to elect even if you use fewer than six votes. If you want to elect three candidates then you vote for three candidates. As any excess use of votes could cancel out the ones you actually want to elect. If you think you would like a change in council, you need to consider the present council’s record: - Owner/Operator of CMON highspeed internet service a dead end. - Council scrapping the middle school and now the Pioneer Arena. Replaced with a $25 million debt to homeowners. - Forced unhealthy smart water meters on homeowners without a referendum. - Cost just for a sole service water line to Twin Rivers was $1 million, paid for by taxpayers. - A cost of $4 million for water/sewer to the airport land.

Paid for by a tax increase. - A new multimillion dollar water reservoir to allow an increased capacity to finance ongoing development, as yet to be added onto the taxpayer’s bill. - A new long-term agreement to continue to reduce industry’s local taxes comes at a time when Celgar Pulp received $57 million tax dollars. This was used to build and entirely pay for their new electric generation plant, resulting in additional income stream for Celgar Pulp, a foreign corporation, which now refuses to support even local taxation. Homeowners will have another additional tax increase to pay for the shortfall resulting from the industry refusing to pay their fair share. Can families simply afford a council to continue in this direction? Please get out and vote just for whom you want to elect. –Mel McMullen Castlegar


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The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop located at 210 - 11th Avenue (across from the Library) is having a 2 for 1 adults only blue jeans sale from November 1 to November 8, 2011. Hurry on in for pick of the crop! Take a look at our monthly Silent Auctions with new offerings each month on display.


6-8pm at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre. No adults allowed! For grades 5,6,7. Bring any floaty and watch a movie from the pool. Popcorn and drinks are available. Admission $3.50 per person. NOV. 4/5 - ANNUAL KOOTENAY COLUMBIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR -

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fast sponsored by Relay for Life “Moonlight Strollers”. Tables are $5 each. Call Kathy at 365-3796 to book. No Flea Market on Nov. 13. Flea Markets than resume weekly starting Nov. 20.

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Friday November 18th 7pm12am, Saturday November 19th 9am-9pm. 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 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 Club member for tickets.


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 - Presented 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 - 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



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 to order. 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.


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-

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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.


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.


Pre and postnatal program 10:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, includes lunch, supplements, resources, workshops at Kootenay Family


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.)


Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.


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.


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. Of-

fered by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.


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.


Connect and Communicate with your 0-12 month old at the Parent Child Mother Goose program. Join us at the Castlegar and District Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am starting October 12 until November 30. To register call 365-6611.


learning programs for parents/ caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson StrongStart - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30am, Thurs 12:303:30pm. Blueberry StrongStart - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:3011:30am and Tues 12:00-3:00pm. For more info call Alana at 3046862 or 365-7201.


out and play Scrabble on the 2nd Wed. of the month at the Castlegar Public Library - 6:30–8:00 pm. All levels are welcome! For information call Alana at 3046862.

ONGOING: FREE ENGLISH CLASSES Attend free English classes at the Castlegar Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 am. All levels are welcome! For information call Alana at 3046862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

ONGOING: 12 WEEK BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN - Begins Friday, Sept. 30

at 7pm at New Life Assembly, 602 7th Street, Castlegar. To register: Email or call 250-365-5212.


Whist, Tues: 9:30 Floor Curling & Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool, Wed: 9:30 Floor Curling, 7:00 Rummoli, Thurs: 9:30 Floor Curling,1:00 Bingo, Friday: 1:00 Crib & Bridge .


people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 365-3674.

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Communities in Bloom Continued from P. 1

The downtown is characterized by sculptures, attractive, well-maintained trees, and colourful flower beds. Spirit Square in front of the new Castlegar City Hall and the linked green space in front of the Station Museum are beautiful gathering spaces in the downtown.” We do need to work on a few areas such as environmental sustainability in terms of communicating with the judges about what we have going, said Kalawsky. “The areas we would like to look at for next year - and this is all pending our budget and our involvement with our municipality doing some work on our heritage conservation. That area was one of our lower scores. The other one would be environmental action.” Kalawsky said that, unfortunately, due to some issues with travel, the judges were unable to be in Castlegar for as long as they would normally. “I’m interpreting some of these scores as them not getting all the information when they needed,” she said. The judges made several recommendations in the various categories that Castlegar Communities in Bloom (CiB) is hoping they can implement. “We toured with them on the Brilliant Bridge and they suggested the Regional District of the Central Kootenay put information in a pamphlet so

self-guided walkers can learn more about the natural historic site and it’s restoration,” said Kalawsky. “They talk about an interpretive pamphlet that would talk about the unique forest environment in the Kootenay/Columbia region.” The judges also recommended waste-proof, bearproof receptacles all over the city, as well as a dog park at Millennium Park. “There are just recommendations they made to us, whether we act on them or not. These are their opinions,” said Kalawsky. The judges were very impressed by much of what they saw in Castlegar including the entrance to the airport, the downtown revitalization project, and the Adopt-A-Road program. “They thought the AdoptA-Road program was very impressive in terms of all the groups and individuals that are involved,” said Kalawsky. “We will take all the recommendations and present them to our Public Works Department,” said Kalawsky. “We might then take into consideration what might be a possibility and what might not be.” Kalawsky said that the committee is always looking for citizen input in terms of making the city a better place to live. “What the program strongly says is that our community is very active and very proactive in doing what they’re



doing and they do it well,” she said. “We basically just need to tweak this program and encourage more people to get involved with it. Basically, what we’re going to be looking at is how we can build on what we’ve already done so well.” Communities in Bloom will be presenting the Five Bloom Certificate to Castlegar City Council on Nov. 7 at the regular council meeting. Currently, volunteers for CiB are planting bulbs around Castlegar and getting the beds ready for winter. “We’re still driving and continuing to drive,” said Kalawsky. “The scoring is important but the focus is ‘how will we make Castlegar better for the citizens?’ That’s why we keep going. We want more people to become aware of all the different parts of the program so they can participate with us and make it happen.” If anyone wants more information on Castlegar CiB, please contact Darlene Kalawsky at 250-365-2155 or by email at darlene@kalawsky. com. Residents can also stop by City Hall and leave their name and number. “The Communities in Bloom committee thanks the members of our community who have participated this past year in our program,” said Kalawsky. “We invite anyone who is interested to get in touch with myself or City Hall. We’d be very happy to get them involved.”

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Movember lip-quilts on the way Enjoy the Grey Cup In

Gourmet Style!

Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club are Selling, pre- packaged 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 250-365-6912 or to order. CITY OF CASTLEGAR NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING AND NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY KOOTENAY COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 20 – TRUSTEE ELECTORAL AREA 2 (CITY OF CASTLEGAR together with a part of ELECTORAL AREA J OF THE RDCK [ROBSON AREA]) PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Kootenay Columbia School District No. 20 – Trustee Electoral Area 2 (City of Castlegar and a portion of Electoral Area J of the RDCK [Robson Area]) that an election by voting is necessary to elect two School Trustees for a three year term commencing December 2011 and terminating in the fall of 2014, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Castlegar/Robson School Trustee – Two (2) to be elected Surname

Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Jo-Ann Jen Bev

1530 37th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 4J5 4125 Broadwater Road, Castlegar, BC V1N 4V6 741 Woodland Drive, Castlegar, BC V1N 1E8

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 20 – Trustee Electoral Area 2 (City of Castlegar and a portion of Electoral Area J of the RDCK [Robson Area]) on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm as follows: For all electors: Castlegar & District Recreation Complex 2101 – 6th Avenue Castlegar, B.C.


Most dudes have probably sported some facial foliage at one time or another, or they’ve considered it. Some favour a carefully-timmed goatee or ‘stash while others go for the free-range ‘ZZ Top’ sagebrush effect. Some will recognize the name “Hercule Poirot” and be familiar with the fastidiously-groomed nose-mat of the fictional character. But this month the moustache truly comes into it’s own – a time when the moustache is the message! Craig Lindsay and Jim Sinclair of the Castlegar News are using the “Movember” occasion to sign up for the 30-day moustache plan. It doesn’t seem too taxing... and just think of

Jim Sinclair (L) and Craig Lindsay on Nov. 1 - day 1 of mission.

Chris Hopkyns photo

the money and physical energy they’ll save letting those upper lips cover up. It’s a lighthearted way to channel some attention and cash toward the goal of prostate-cancer research. The stats tell a story of how much that research is needed. About one in sev-

en men will find out about prostate cancer first hand. So if you feel inclined to support Craig and Jim in their month-long quest to come to terms with new grooming challenges... they’ll be most grateful. Everything raised will go to where it’s

intended. Will they see or hear from you in Movember? They hope so! Backing them is simple, just pay an online visit to www., or stop by the office and donate in any amount you’d like.

For Area J (Robson Area) electors: Robson Community Hall 3067 Waldie Avenue Robson, B.C. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 20 – Trustee Electoral Area 2 (City of Castlegar and a portion of Electoral Area J of the RDCK [Robson Area]) on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 and Wednesday, November 9, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Community Forum #101 – 445 13th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. Please note the Advance Voting Opportunities are open to all qualified electors. SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Talarico Place, 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar, B.C., from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Castleview Care Centre, 2300 – 14th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C., from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Only those qualified electors who are patients or staff of Talarico Place or Castleview Care Centre at the time of voting may vote at this special voting opportunity.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding day of registration • resident of OR registered owner of real property in School District No. 20 – Trustee Electoral Area 2 for at least 30 days immediately preceding day of registration, and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors who are not on the list of electors, will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Acceptable Identification includes: (a) a British Columbia Driver’s Licence, (b) a British Columbia Identification Card, (c) an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence, (d) a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard, (e) a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, (f) a Social Insurance Card, (g) a Citizenship Card, (h) a property tax notice, (i) a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution, or (j) a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or cable. Non-resident property electors who are not on the list of registered Non-Resident property electors must produce:  2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity (as noted above)  proof that the applicant is entitled to register in relation to the property and;  if there is more than one registered owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners, authorizing that the applicant may register as the nonresident property elector for the property. Consent forms may be obtained from the Chief Election Officer by calling (250) 365-7227 or at Castlegar City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue during office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Carolyn Rempel Chief Election Officer

Gearing up for the festive season Castlegar seniors, from left, Iris Lepage, Shirley Vigue and Jim Vigue worked the seasonal gift sale at the Community Complex on Oct. 28. Jim Sinclair photo

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Community Sons of Norway celebrate 50 years SUBMITTED by Conrad Brattebo

Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge 76 Castlegar, B.C. held its 50th anniversary at Little Bear Golf Club recently. The event was very well attended. President Ida Price, District President Gloria Benazic and her husband, also our International Director Ron Stubbing and his wife were present. The District President and International Director each gave a very nice speech about the S.O.N. organization. Then Conrad Brattebo, the only charter member left, told stories about all the good things that have happened in our S.O.N. Lodge Castlegar over 50 years. From the start of Nordic Lodge Castlegar, a few Norwegians moved down from Prince Rupert, Gunner and Borghild Selvig and Trygve and Dolly Kaardal that belonged to Prince Rupert S.O.N Lodge. Those members, beginning of the year 1961, started with organizing a new Lodge in Castlegar,. Gunnar Selvig spearheaded it, and found lots of Norwegians in Castlegar, Kinnaird, Trail, Warfield, Rossland and Nelson. We had many meetings and all of us


Sons of Norway members celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. Submitted photo

did a good job of signing up more members, also with lots of help from S.O.N. District Director Tormod Rekdal. On Sept 30, 1961, we had the first Initiation charter meeting at the Masonic Hall in Castlegar. Supreme Director Haakon Soros presided over the initiation of 54 new members and the installation of the new Officers, Gunnar Selvig 1st President and the rest of us to different officer positions in the Lodge. District President J. Henry Carlson told the story of how to start and organize the Lodge. The Sleipner (Spokane) Lodge Ladies Drill Team was doing a fabulous job with everything. It was a joint ef-

I am very proud of the work I have done on council and I will continue to advance the values that will lead Castlegar to a sustainable future. I will accomplish this thru a firm commitment to the environment, progressive and pro-active economic policies and a socially sustainable strategy that serves all the residents of Castlegar. I respectfully ask for your support to allow me to continue making a difference in our community. So please vote to re-elect Kevin Chernoff to Castlegar City Council

Environment Sustained Growth Seniors Infrastructure Stability Housing Culture Economy

fort of members from Castlegar, Kinnaird, Trail, Warfield Rossland and Nelson. Over the years we did lots of organizing and donating and putting on things to help the local communities. We worked hard and had our own S.O.N. Hall where we had all sorts of functions. On September 30, 1961 we started through our Sports Director, and a Ski and Soccer Club. Later we changed the name to Castlegar S.O.N. Nordic Cross Country Skiing. Then later on the new name was changed to Castlegar Nordic Ski Club. We have 50 km of groomed trails and the Viking Centre and three very nice remote shelters.

All our members over the years have been very active with the above and soccer and fishing and golfing, curling, bowling, hockey and lots of other things. The Sons of Norway organization helps to promote and preserve our heritage, and culture in our membership. There are projects on folk dancing, rose painting and wood carving, history of Norway, and outings to various locations. There are also courses in Norwegian, which have been offered for many years. The classes have resumed with nine students, who are taught by Ole Kristiansen. Anyone interested in joining can contact Ole at 250-365-1017.



PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Castlegar that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and six Councillors, for a three year term commencing December 2011 and terminating in the fall of 2014, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Mayor – One (1) to be elected Surname CHERNOFF ZAITSOFF

Usual Name Lawrence D. Gordon

Jurisdiction of Residence 2513 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 2W3 2005 14th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 3Z1


Usual Name Kevin Kirk Russ Sue Cord Tyler Deb Dan Gord Peter

Jurisdiction of Residence 3720 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 4C1 168 Crescent Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 1B1 1411 36th Street W., Castlegar, BC V1N 4J2 221 Pinewood Drive, Castlegar, BC V1N 2M5 223 2nd Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 3C2 914 8th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2G6 301 32nd Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 3S6 614 8th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1N8 2319 11th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 3A8 Castlegar, BC

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the City of Castlegar on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex 2101 – 6th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of the City of Castlegar on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 and Wednesday, November 9, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. each day at the Community Forum #101 – 445 13th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. Please note that the Advance Voting Opportunities are open to all qualified electors.

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Talarico Place, 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar, B.C., from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Castleview Care Centre, 2300 – 14th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C., from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Only those qualified electors who are patients or staff of Talarico Place or Castleview Care Centre at the time of voting may vote at this special voting opportunity. ELECTOR REGISTRATION If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding day of registration • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Castlegar for at least 30 days immediately preceding day of registration, and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors who are not on the list of electors, will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Acceptable Identification includes: (a) a British Columbia Driver’s Licence, (b) a British Columbia Identification Card, (c) an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence, (d) a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard, (e) a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, (f) a Social Insurance Card, (g) a Citizenship Card, (h) a property tax notice, (i) a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution, or (j) a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or cable. Non-resident property electors who are not on the list of registered Non-Resident property electors must produce:  2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity (as noted above)  proof that the applicant is entitled to register in relation to the property and;  if there is more than one registered owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners, authorizing that the applicant may register as the non-resident property elector for the property. Consent forms may be obtained from the Chief Election Officer by calling (250) 365-7227 or at Castlegar City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue during office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Castlegar City Council

Carolyn Rempel Chief Election Officer

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Castlegar News




Inspiring Canadians to become leaders in water management SUBMITTED

Rocky Mountain books announces the release of Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most by Robert Sandford and Merrell-Ann Phare, two of Canada’s most authoritative voices




on water-related issues. The release of the book coincides with the launch of a 14 city, cross-Canada speaking tour being sponsored by the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW). A local stop on that tour will be made in Passmore this Saturday. Catch the details at

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the end of this release Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach toâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and appreciation ofâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;our freshwater resources. Our consumption of this remarkable, life-giving substance now exceeds its future availability. Ethical Water is a ground-breaking work that redefines our relationship with fresh water. It outlines the steps that we must take in order to ensure the sustainability of our water supply for future generations. The authors emphasize that, unlike most countries around the world, Canada is still in a position to effectively manage our water resources in positive and productive ways. By balancing water availability and the needs of its population, Sandford and Phare contend that Canada can achieve sustainability and become a world leader in this all-important issue. Bob Sandford is the author or editor of some 20 books on the history and heritage of the Canadian West. Bob is presently chair of the United Nations

International Decade Water for Life Partnership in Canada and was the first Canadian to be invited to sit on the advisory committee for the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy, a biennial global public-policy forum that examines solutions to our planetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water crisis. Bob lives in Canmore, Alberta. Merrell-Ann S. Phare is a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), and is a legal advisor to the Assembly of First Nations regarding water matters. Merrell-Ann serves on numerous advisory committees on behalf of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources and has been a member of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delegation to the United Nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Commission on Sustainable Development, and represented the Assembly of First Nations on Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delegation to the first meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol. Merrell-Ann lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Learn directly from the authors this Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Slocan Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Passmore Hall. Dinner and dessert will be served from 6-7 p.m. for a suggested donation of $10. For more information call 250-2267324.



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Community/Arts Literary milestone The Castlegar and District Public Library celebrated its 65th anniversary on Oct. 27 with cupcakes and refreshments for customers. At left, Sandra Smith, interim director, accepts an anniversary card from local artist and library user Sandra Donohue. The library ďŹ rst opened in 1946 in the basement of the United Church with 200 books. The library now has over 57,000 books.



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Churches, Temples and Tipis SNOW REMOVAL PRIORITY ROUTES Tea Preville announced that her project, Churches, Temples and Tipis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 Km Spiritual Diet , in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is complete. Tea is cataloguing this huge body of work to publish a guide-book in 2012 and seeks community input to ensure all active spiritual locations are acknowledged. Using her Nelson studio as epi-centre, Tea researched a 50 Km radius, photographed and painstakingly painted 36 images - oil on linen canvas to meet her mandate with CBT and CKCA. To-date 64 locations have been discovered within the 50 Km radius. Tea continues to paint the images. Tea is exhibiting at Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nov. 18 to Feb. 2012 Tea started exhibiting her works of Whimsical Canadiana in 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;˘ is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists; â&#x20AC;˘ her work has shown on the Ron James Show; â&#x20AC;˘ was awarded funding by CBT and CKCA for Churches, Temples & Tipis. Contact Tea Preville @ or visit

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

Priority 3

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

i Collector & Residential Streets/Avenues with hills with grades greater than 9%

Priority 4 i i i i


Lanes All remaining sidewalks City owned parking lots Bus stops / Turnouts clear path to roadway Snow hauling - remainder

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

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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. Castlegarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Transportation & Civic Works Department is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Snow removal related enquiries should be directed to the Castlegar Snow Phone at (250)365-7244, 24 hours per day.

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Pumping with purpose Photo at far left - Marie Soukeroff, Miss Castlegar; Leo Lion; Joanne Baker, Secretary for Selkirk Lions Club; and Brian Herron, Lions Club member, were all at Benson Oil Plus in Castlegar Saturday for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pump for the Kidsâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser. Photo at immediate left - Alyson Martin of Benson pumps some gas to help out local children with disabilities with the Lions Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pump for the Kidsâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser. Helping Martin out are Marie Soukeroff and Joanne Baker. Two cents from every litre sold that day will be donated to the B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, and Easter Seals House in Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sitting at about $1,150 so far. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty good,â&#x20AC;? said Baker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overly busy, but it was steady and that was good.â&#x20AC;? There were 240 bed nights this past year used by Castlegar families attending Easter Seals House.

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A previously privately owned 137.5-hectare portion of the Columbia Basin will now become a conservation property thanks in part to $335,000 in support from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). CBT, alongwith other funding partners and the generosity of the previous landowners, the Logan family, has helped The Nature Trust of BC (TNT) purchase the Silver Tip Ranch, near the East Kootenay community of Bull River, for conservation purposes. “CBT has committed to long-term and enduring stewardship of the Basin’s natural resources,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “The purchase of the Silver Tip Ranch will help ensure an unbroken wildlife corridor from the Kootenay River to the Rocky Mountains.” The property features wetlands, forest cover, grasslands and agricultural fields that are habitat for many wildlife species. It provides a migration route and winter range for ungulates such as elk, white-tail deer and mule deer. Predators, including coyotes, wolves, black bears and cougars, also utilize the area. “The Nature Trust is honoured to be conserving Silver Tip Ranch in our 40th anniversary year. Partnerships are key to our success and this property is a wonderful demonstration of partners in action,”

said Doug Walker, CEO of The Nature Trust. “The fact that we sold the ranch to The Nature Trust says a lot about our love for this land and the fact that we want to care for it,” said Patricia Logan, the previous landowner. “We chose The Nature Trust because it is a provincial conservation organization and we felt we could work with them on the future of the land.” The Nature Trust if BC is a non-profit land conservation organization which is dedicated to protecting BC’s natural diversity of plants and animals through the acquisition and conservation of critical habitats and other areas of ecological significance. Learn more at www.naturetrust. The Columbia Basin Trusts Land Conservation Strategy supports community-supported, multistakeholder land conservation efforts that assist in maintaining a range of community values on lands in the Basin. Since the program’s inception, CBT has contributed over $3 million to conservation and securement opportunities in the Basin, helping protect over 100,000 hectares of land. You can find out more by logging on to The Columbia Basin Trust delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.



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The Silver Tip Ranch near Bull River in the East Kootenay will be conserved by The Nature Trust of BC thanks in part to $335,000 in support from Columbia Basin Trust. Submitted photo

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Quebec MPs pay a visit to Castlegar CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Local NDP supporters got the chance on Saturday to meet with two of the “Orange Crush” wave of newly elected MPs from Quebec. Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, introduced the two, Johnathan Genest-Jourdain, for Manicouagan in Northern Quebec, and Alexandrine Latendresse, for LouisSaint-Laurent near Quebec City, at the federal NDP Riding Association of B.C. Southern Interior annual general meeting. “What we have here is a future model for Canada,” said Atamanenko. “The fact that we’ve got all these new MPs elected from Quebec from diverse backgrounds and diverse ages. We’ve got activists from the social sector, unionists, people representing First Nations. If we can transform that model to the rest of Canada; elect more young people, people from different backgrounds with enthusiasm and people who represent different sectors. I think this is a tremendous op-

Quebec MPs Johnathan Genest-Jourdain (R), and Alexandrine Latendresse, join local MP Alex Atamanenko at the federal NDP Riding Association of BC Southern Interior AGM on Oct. 29. Craig Lindsay photo

portunity for us. I’m so proud to be working with these people here. It’s a really great team.” Genest-Jourdain succeeded Gerard Asselin of the BQ in the Manicouagan riding. At just 32 years-old, he is a lawyer and hails from the Innu reserve village of Uashat-Maliotenam. He is the deputy critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development in the House of Commons. “In my case, the local native population got involved with politics and made a real change,” said GenestJourdain. “I travelled around the eight communities in my riding. I speak fluent Innu, the language of the people, so I was able

to reach them and get them involved.” Latendresse won a closely contested election race against the then-Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josee Verner of the Conservative Party. The 27 year-old is a former child actor, having appeared in several commercials and television series in Quebec. “In my riding, I was running against the Conservative minister. She was there since 2006,” said Latendresse. “I was running for the NDP in 2008 as well and met a lot of people and ran a great campaign.” In 2008, Latendresse received 11 per cent of the vote and placed fourth.

“Even though we were fourth, we were very happy. We tripled our number of votes since 2006,” she said. “More and more people were interested in the NDP. This year I felt same old, same old. We ran the same kind of campaign. We went out and met people to see what they want.” Latendresse was very pleased, not only that she won in 2011, but that 10 per cent more voters (70 per cent of eligible voters) came out and voted. “We are really proud,” she said. “I wasn’t really expecting to win but I was really happy.” The MPs from Quebec say that the issues in their province are not too different from those here in B.C.: how to best benefit from resources such as mining, and how to improve relations with communities such as the First Nations. “One of our top priorities is to be able to conciliate the wishes of this province with the rest of Canada to make things better for everyone,” said Latendresse. “There is a reason the Quebec people turned to the NDP. They’re saying,

‘For the moment, we want to work with the rest of the country. Let’s try to work with everyone else.’ That’s what they’re telling me and the rest of the new MPs.” The tour of the West Kootenays, which also included stops in Nelson, Winlaw, and Kaslo, was the first time either MP had been here. The two also visited Selkirk College in Castlegar and met with some of the students there. “It’s beautiful. Really, I was amazed,” said Latendresse. “When we arrived by plane and saw all this landscape I thought it was so beautiful. It was great to see the young people at the college; people close to us that have the same issues, the same problems as us.” Also attending the AGM was NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp. Topp, also from Quebec, is the president of the NDP party. He served as a senior adviser to federal leader Jack Layton during the 2011 ection. He was also national campaign director for the NDP during the 2006 and 2008 federal campaigns.

Support appreciated The Selkirk College Forest Technology Program thanks both Interfor (International Forest Products Limited) and Geoff Bekker RPF, for kindly donating a truck load of lumber to the Forest Technology students. The students will convert these logs into firewood to sell to the public. The students would also like to thank Ray Hascarl and Siecotte Trucking for their assistance. To purchase firewood call 250.608.2737.

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Business Glacier Honda offers great service CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

For new or preowned automobiles, Glacier Honda in Castlegar offers great prices and great service. Anyone who has owned a Honda can tell you: “they are built to last.” “Honda is known for its reliability and long term saleability,” said Ron Cutler, owner and general manager. “With proper maintenance you can get thousands and hundreds of thousands of miles out of them.” Cutler relays a story of a man in New York whose 1990 Honda Accord reached the one million mile mark. Honda gave him a brand new Honda for hitting the milestone. “It’s related to long term reliability,” he said. “They are built to extremely high specifications and therefore do last for a long, long time. “We have a full lineup of Hondas from the Fit, which is the smaller wagon style five-door hatchback, the Civic, Accord, right up to sport utility such as the Pilot, the Oddysey van.” Although still known more for sedans and hatchbacks, Honda is delving more into the truck market with the Ridge line. “It’s progressing,” said Cutler. “Whether they’ll expand the truck market, we don’t know, but it’s been a good seller for us.” Cutler has been with Glacier Honda for almost 21 years. “1991 was when I first became involved,” he said. “I had two partners at that time. We bought out one and about three years ago I bought the other partner out so I’m on my own.” Before purchasing Glacier he was involved with a home improvement centre. “Car business has

always been interesting to me,” he said. “I’ve always been interested in cars. I like the idea, I like the pace of the business. You could say in some respects I bought myself a job in 1991 and have been here ever since.” Cutler was born and raised in Nelson and still lives there. In 2001, the business moved from the Queen City to its current location in Castlegar. “Honda Canada wanted us to be in position more central to the West Kootenays,” said Cutler. “We haven’t looked back.” Another major change the dealership has made is adding pre-owned vehicles to the mix. “We’ve always sold new Honda products and will continue to do so,” he said. “We always relied just on trade-ins to sell as

With support from CBT’s Summer Works program, we were able to create a job for a student, allowing us to revamp our manufacturing environment and increase production by 17 per cent, helping pave the way for continued success in the future. CBT supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.


Ron Cutler, owner/GM of Glacier Honda.

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used cars but this last two or three years, I’ve gone after buying a lot of all makes and models and increasing our used car volume tremendously.” The Glacier Honda automotive shop also now services all makes and models. “We’ve got trained technicians in all aspects,” said Cutler. “We can’t just rely on just repairing Hondas unfortunately. I guess that’s a good thing because they don’t break

down a lot. But we do major repairs on just about anything including trucks and some motorcycles.” Earlier this year, Glacier Honda was awarded “Q Dealer” Status. They are one of only five dealerships to win the prestigious award in B.C. and one of only 40 in Canada. The award is based on customer satisfaction, customer service, and overall business environment.


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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 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 For further information on the above, please contact the City of Castlegar, Transportation and Civic Works Department at (250) 365-5979.

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Rebels struggle on road trip despite debut of Morisseau — KIJHL STANDINGS — Kootenay Conference NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM

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Beaver Valley Nelson Castlegar Spokane Grand Forks

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GA 55 61 44 79 123

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Scott Morriseau, who played his first games as a Castlegar Rebel this weekend, keeps the puck away from Rockets’ defender Mark Strachan at Saturday’s game in Golden. Jessica Schwitek/Golden Star photo CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Despite finally having the services of sharpshooter Scott Morisseau, the Castlegar Rebels lost two of three games on their East Kootenay swing last weekend. The Rebs lost in overtime 4-3 to Kimberley on Thursday, beat Columbia Valley 6-1 on Friday, and lost 4-2 to Golden on Saturday. “There was some disappointment there,” said Rebel coach Steve Junker. “All three of the games were winnable. In all three games we had the lead heading into the third. Once again, some valuable lessons learned, hopefully. We’ll take what we can from it and use it.” The Rebels road trip started Thursday in the Bavarian city where they faced the Dynamiters. The teams traded goals in the first period with Anthony Delong scoring at 7:45 assisted by Morisseau. Jordan Revie re-

sponded for Kimberley at 2:26. Goals from Tyler Robinson (assisted by Stuart Walton and Nolan Kinney) and Morisseau (assisted by Delong) put the Rebels up 3-1 midway through the second period. Kimberley took over at that point with Senate Patton bringing the Nitros to within one at 1:24 of the second. Dynamiter veteran Richard Hubscher tied the game two minutes into the third period with a power play goal. Mark Strachan picked up the winner for the home team at 3:56 of the third period, assisted by Patton and Hubscher. “It was Scott Morisseau’s first game back in the lineup,” said Junker. “He had a couple of points. He made his presence felt. It was nice to have him in the line-up.” Morisseau is the defending KIJHL MVP and leading scorer. The 20 yearold Castlegar native was acquired in an off-season

trade with Fernie. He had been sidelined since having shoulder surgery in June. “It was good to get back out there,” said Morisseau. “Everything felt good. I was a little behind the pace of the game. It’ll take a few games to get back into it. Overall, it felt good out there.” Castlegar had an easier time of things on Friday night in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies. The Rebs scored four goals in the first period and added two more in the second for the 6-1 win. Scoring for Castlegar were Arthur Andrews with two, Morriseau, Connor Bowen, Delong, and Horcoff. Aaron Barclay scored the lone goal for Columbia Valley. “We were able to work on some things there,” said Junker. “Some guys played very well. But it was one of those difficult games. Sometimes when the scores get up there

Fernie Kimberley Creston Valley Golden Columbia Valley

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W 12 11 8 7 1

L 1 4 7 7 16

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 1 1 1 1 1

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GA 38 41 62 52 121

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W 15 12 11 6 0

L 1 3 4 10 17

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 2 1 1 0 0

PTS 32 25 23 12 0

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Osoyoos Penticton Princeton Kelowna Summerland

W 12 8 7 6 6

L 6 4 6 10 11

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 0 1 1 0 0

PTS 24 17 15 12 12

GF 86 48 67 64 68

GA 58 42 54 76 101

— REBEL LEADERS — SKATERS Anthony Delong Stuart Walton Tyler Robinson Arthur Andrews Peter Mingus


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Sports Rebels win one of three during EK swing Continued from P. 18

players start doing different things they wouldn’t do in the closer games. You get into bad habits. We need to focus on what we need to do to be a quality hockey team.” The Rebels got off to another strong start on Saturday in Golden. Tyler Robinson, assisted by Stuart Walton, scored the first goal of the game at 12:08 of the first to put Castlegar up 1-0. Golden’s Brandon Shirley responded at 4:36 of the first to tie the score for the Rockets. Peter Mingus put Castlegar up 2-1 midway through the second with an unassisted goal. Unfortunately, the goal would be the Rebels last as they watched Golden score three times in the third to secure the 4-2 win. “We were up, doing some good things but then we

started taking some chances,” said Junker. “They play a very offensive style of game. If you’re disciplined in your defensive duties you can capitalize on their mistakes. If you want to trade punches with them, you’re kind of gambling.” Morisseau thinks the team shows promise despite the pair of weekend losses. “It wasn’t maybe the most impressive weekend,” he said. “We could have done a lot better. We blew a couple of leads where we ended up losing. We have a young team but hopefully we’ll figure things out soon.” Despite having just played his first games as a Rebel, Morisseau hopes his leadership will help the team. “We’ve got a lot of potential on this team,” he said. “We’ve got players on our team that can do better. By the end of the season when everyone figures on their role we’re going to be good.

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

Braydon Horcoff of the Rebels brings the puck towards the Columbia Valley net under the watchful eye of Rockies’ defender Damon Raven during Friday’s game in Invermere. Steve Jessel/Valley Echo photo

We’re on the right track.” Castlegar is back at home Saturday with an intra-divisional game against first place Beaver Valley. The Nitehawks overtook the Nelson Leafs after beating them 3-2 on Saturday. “It’ll be a tough one,” said Junker. “We all know how

good they’re playing and the line-up they have. It’ll be another good test, that’s for sure. Being at home in front of our crowd, we’re excited and looking forward to it.” The Rebels then head Stateside for a game in Spokane against the Braves.

Skating Club prepares for season

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.


6:00 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 MARY HALL, NELSON, B.C. $70.00 PER PERSON $520.00 TABLE OF 8 Your evening includes a president’s champagne reception, silent auction, five course dinner, live auction, and entertainment.

STARSkaters from left to right: Hailey Gleboff, Allison Soukeroff and Tara Gleboff - Intermediate Group - show off their moves. Craig Lindsay photo

(Back) CanSkate coaches Andrea Poznikoff and Syndi Thor-Larsen pose with some of their young skaters during practice on Oct. 28. Craig Lindsay photo CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Skating Club has begun training for the 2011-12 season. The club, which is part of the Kootenay region of the B.C./Yukon section of Skate Canada, has close to 60 members. “At present we have CanSkate and STARSkate programs, taught by professional coaches,” said club manager Corinne Postnikoff. The head coach for the skating club is Karen Kirkwood, who’s in her fourth year with the club. The club coach is Sabrina Hinson, whom the club shares with

Nakusp and Rossland. “I’m really delighted that we have such delightful team rapport between our coaches and our skaters and our parents,” said Postnikoff. “It makes for wonderful club spirit both on and off the ice. They’re great ambassadors when they represent our community at seminars, workshops, competitions, or test days.” Thirty-seven skaters, aged four to nine, are involved in CanSkate. The head coach of CanSkate is Sydni ThorLarsen, who is in her first year as head coach of the program after sharing the duties last year with her sister. “I had to go to a camp in

Kelowna where they taught us how to work with the CanSkaters and pretty much every thing about CanSkate and teaching little kids how to skate,” she said. “We put them in groups. The groups are spins, jumps, turns, go forward, go back, and stop. So we teach them all the fundamentals of skating. It’s a lot of fun. It’s exciting meeting all the younger skaters. They’re always so excited to be on the ice.” Thor-Larsen brings 12 years of skating with the Castlegar Skating Club to the position. Helping ThorLarsen are several volunteer program assistants, who are mostly skaters from the club. “There are seven proficiency levels and badges, which will prepare skaters for recreational skating, hockey, or figure skating,” said Postnikoff. The Castlegar club has 22

STARSkaters (Skills, Tests, Achievement, and Recognition) who are divided into Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. One of the most promising young skaters is Andrea Poznikoff, who is currently practicing for Sectionals (Provincials) in Kelowna and is also working on achieving Gold levels in testing. “I’ve been training for Sectionals for a couple of weeks,” she said. “There’s around 100 kids there from around the province.” Poznikoff spent six weeks this summer training in Kelowna with a pair of coaches. Some of the skaters will be attending the Kootenay Region Development Camp in Nelson on Nov. 5. Also coming up on the schedule is the Lake Country Competition in Winfield on Dec. 3 and 4.

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Sports What’s in a Name? - Craig’s Eye on Sports takes a close look


What’s in a word? Shakespeare wrote, ‘A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.’ Anyone who has ventured near a hockey dressing room would know that roses are the last thing you think of. At any rate, this week’s column is on team nicknames. Pretty much every high school, professional, semiprofessional, and amateur team in any sport has a nickname. When Winnipeg’s NHL hockey team was resurrected this summer the big question was: what will the team be called? - Should it be the Jets? Isn’t that franchise still in Phoenix? Should they start fresh with a cool, trendy name? Of course, the history of the Jets name was too alluring to pass up and they are once again the Winnipeg Jets. But when did this tradition of naming teams start? And why did it start and why are nicknames important? As far as I can tell, teams have had nicknames for as long as there have been organized leagues. The reason is probably just to have another name for fans to identify their teams when cheering them on. What are some popular trends in naming teams? Patriotic names are always popular like Vancouver Canucks,

Toronto Maple Leafs, Nelson Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or New England Patriots. Animal names are always very popular. They show your team is tough and animalistic such as B.C. Lions, Detroit Tigers, or Chicago Bears. Oh my. Nearby, you’ve got the menacing Beaver Valley Nitehawks, J.L. Crowe Hawks, and Vernon Vipers. Of course, less threatening are Ducks and Penguins. Alliteration is always popular. We have the Selkirk Saints locally and at the pro level you’ve got the Boston Bruins, Anaheim Angels, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, etc. and it’s very popular in Pennsylvania. Eg. Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Phillies/Flyers, and NCAA’s Pitt Panthers. Of course, cities also like to see names that reflect the area whether it’s the people or the culture or some significant marking. The Trail Smoke Eaters are a nearby example, a nice nod to the smelter that overlooks the city. You’ve also got the Kimberley Dynamiters, Columbia Valley Rockies, Edmonton Oilers, Indiana Pacers, Calgary Stampeders and Dallas Cowboys as a few examples. Pluralized nicknames with no S at the end were very popular in the ‘90’s but seem to have fallen off a little. Examples are Kootenay Ice, Miami Heat, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Utah Jazz, and in the KIJHL you’ve got the Chase

Heat, Summerland Storm, and NCAA St. John’s Redmen have became Parkland Middle School Princeton Posse (goes well with become the Red Storm, while (PMS). So you win some, you the Marquette Warriors have be- lose some, I guess. alliteration). We end now with my five faLocally, we’ve got the Castle- come the Eagles. The Washinggar Rebels, Stanley Humphries ton Bullets became the Wizards vourite team nicknames from Rockers and Selkirk Saints to because the NBA didn’t want to around the world. These are all name a few. Rebels references a sound callous towards gunplay. real teams, by the way. 5. Masmall group of underdogs who And then, sadly, a few years con Whoopees – a minor league fight against oppression. The later two Washington players hockey team, 4. University of Rockers I can only assume were drew guns on each other dur- California Irvine Anteaters named after the athletes at the ing a scuffle over a card game. might be a scary team if you’re time that were in rock bands and No one was hurt, but still, not a an ant, otherwise not so much, 3. had long hair perhaps? Could it great reflection on the league. Salmo Babes of Brutality - West Over in Cranbrook some 15 Kootenay Roller Derby League, be a nod to the mining industry? I thought we were more of years ago, Mount Baker Sec- 2. University of California-Sana mill town? And Saints? While, ondary changed its name from ta Cruz Banana Slugs – as seen it certainly doesn’t hurt to have Trojans to Wild because Trojans on a t-shirt worn by John Trasome divine help particularly in became more associated with a volta’s character in Pulp Fiction, brand name product than the 1. Talk N Text Tropang Texters those close games. Some team nicknames even gladiators of old. Not long after - a pro basketball team from the have nicknames of their own. that, the junior highs in Cran- Phillipines - nothing strikes fear Many are just shortening of the brook became middle schools in the hearts of opponents like actual nicknames, because it’s and Parkland Junior Secondary texting ball players. too much work to say or spell out the full name such Building a Healthy Community as Bucs for Buccaneers or Castlegar Recreation Complex Caps for Capitals or Rebs 2101 - 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC for Rebels. Of course, 250-365-3386 some are more creative: the Canadiens are also Castlegar Aquatic Centre YOUTH MOVIE known as the Habs, the NIGHT Kimberley Dynamiters are Castlegar & District Recreation Department (GRADES 5, 6 & 7) also called the Nitros and FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH Fall Drop In Fitness Schedule 6:00-8:00PM the Tampa Bay Lightning AQUATIC CENTRE Monday – 9:00-10:00am.........................CST or DWW are the Bolts. Anything to 10:15-11:15pm .................... Fabulous 50+ save a syllable. 5:30-6:30pm...................Ultimate Kickbox Sometimes times change Tuesday 9:00-10:00am ....Step To It or Health & Recovery and language changes for 6:00-7:00pm......PM Aqua Fit or Body Blast various reasons and teams have to change their nickWed 9:00-10:00am.........................CST or DWW names. You see fewer NaPUBLIC SKATE 10:15-11:15pm.....................Fabulous 50+ SAT NOVEMBER 5 tive American team names 5:30-6:30pm....................Ultimate Kickbox 2:00-4:00PM particularly in the college/ SUN NOVEMBER 6 Thursday 9:00-10:00am....Step To It or Health & Recovery 4:15-5:45PM high school ranks. The LHH MONDAY/WED/ FRI 6:00-7:00pm .... PM Aqua Fit or Body Blast

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out of it but we change the way players think about hitting. The whole idea is to separate the man from the puck not to drive him into the boards or hurt him.” Skate Sharpening Day is just one of the ways Source for Sports is opening up the discussion about concussions. Visit the Head Zone at Mallard’s Source For Sportswhere our staff will be happy to check the fit and condition of your existing helmet or

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Sports give kids a chance to have fun, develop skills, build confidence and interact with their peers. However, for many lower income families in the area, the costs of joining sports teams and leagues can be prohibitive. Fortunately, there is the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program which helps youngsters get in the game by helping with costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps support financially disadvantaged kids into sport and recreation activities,â&#x20AC;? said Glenn McLean, western regional manager for Canadian Tire Jumpstart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cover registration costs, equipment costs, and/ or transportation costs. We look at what are the main financial barriers for kids participating in sports and those are the three that are most prevalent and ones that we cover to help the parents get their kids into an activity.â&#x20AC;? In 2010, the program helped 114 youngsters and allocated $10,850 for an average of $95.18 per child in Castlegar and the area. Jumpstart helped 98,000 kids in total throughout Canada.The Jumpstart program started in 2005 with a pilot project across Canada. Twenty five local children were helped the initial year and the program has grown ever since. McLean said there are two different ways that families can become involved with Jumpstart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Organizations that are on the chapter, Bev (George) is one, may know the families of the kids that need the support,â&#x20AC;? said McLean. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll either work with a program that engages those kids. Or she can talk to the families and make them aware so they can get their kids into an activity. Or a family could apply. They can apply through the store or call our toll free number 1-877-616-6600.â&#x20AC;? Children are eligible to receive up to $300 towards one activity per period. There are two submission periods in each year: spring/ summer and winter/fall. The money for the Jumpstart program comes from several different sources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our charity raises money nationally through grants



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There are many advantages for children who are active. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, there is skill development and social development,â&#x20AC;? said McLean. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Studies show that if they are healthy at a young age they will carry that on as they grow. Kids involved in extracurricular activities will often do better in school. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be less likely to get into trouble.â&#x20AC;? Saari agrees with McLean. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you get out there and learn a healthy lifestyle, you carry that into your adulthood,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, when we are so concerned with our healthcare dollars and our hospitals, having a healthy lifestyle is a very big thing. I think athletic activity is a big part of health.â&#x20AC;?

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Previous Shoreacres residents including current spouse and children up to the age of 25, and still living with their parents, may register and pay $200 initiation fee up to December 31, 2011 and will thereafter be considered regular residents at time of burial. * All residents of Shoreacres, as defined in the Policy Manual, will pay $25 which will be reviewed at each AGM. * All others will pay $600, which will be reviewed and adjusted at each AGM. Leveling of gravesites will begin the end of June and will continue until work is completed. Should there be any questions, please contact the caretaker of the Shoreacres cemetery, or other Board Members. Contact Lovette 250-359-7536 or Peter 250-359-7269 The Shoreacres Cemetery Board


Our Dad, our Grandpa, supportive, giving, dedicated Rotarian. Remembering you is easy, that smile, laugh, sense of humour. Going on without you so very hard. Mom is by your side. Forever in our hearts Brenda, Cara, Nicole, Jason, Lori, Tannis, Dan and families

Art’s involvement in the community was also varied; he served as a Jaycee Senator and President and served in many areas that touched his concern.

Garry Maxwell Davidoff November 2nd, 2008 Time slips by, but memories stay Quietly remembered every day, Forever Loved & Missed From Mom, Serbinin, Makaroff & Boulin families


1964 - 2011

Kusnir, Dinora Regina KUSNIR, Dinora Regina off C Castlegar passedd away l on October 22, 2011. She was born in Michel, BC on November 2, 1921.

Art’s strong faith in God was important to him and he served in his church wherever needed; on committees, boards and as one of two elders who were lay Pastors when waiting for the permanent Pastor of his church.

Dinora loved music, dancing, crocheting and cooking but mostly, she enjoyed entertaining friends. Dinora loved living at Castlewood and most recently being part of the Talarico Place family.

He loved boating and was head of the Power Squadron out of Vancouver where there were many pleasurable trips with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Gary) Gawryletz and her grandchildren Amber and Brett. She was predeceased by her husband Paul Kusnir.

His grandchildren delighted in his make-up story-telling when the families got together for special occasions!

A Memorial Service was held on October 25, 2011 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Castlegar with Father Harry Clarke presiding. Sarah Greenwood of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

He was a gentle, caring and considerate man and we will miss him very much! Art is survived by his loving wife Kathy, his last living sibling Shirley and Art and Kathy’s blended family of 7 children: Dan (Theresa), Marcy, Bonnie (Blayne), Rob, Randy (Kim), Chuck (Amie) and Camille (Eric). He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Goodbye dear one until we are with you again. God bless you.

In Memory of


A service and Celebration of Life will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 713 4th Street, Castlegar, BC on Friday, November, 4, 2011 at 11:00 am with Pastor Ron Abresch officiating. Sarah Greenwood with the Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Art’s name may be made to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, Suite 600 - 890 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9 or online at

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Talarico Place at 709 10th Street, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2H7 “To my many friends, In its finer moments, life gives us fields of wild flowers, glimpses of rainbows and friends like you. Thank you for a beautiful life.” Dinora

Obituaries continued... please see next page

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Help Wanted Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect CDA required, 4 days per week, perm. position. Available immediately. Reply to: Box 558 C/O Trail Daily Times, 1163 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC. V1R 4B8 CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. Come join the adventure in the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270-$63,652 plus housing allowance, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’s web page at: or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than November 11, 2011, quoting competition #602138U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867-669-3471 or Email: CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to ELECTRICIANS Recruiting journeyman and apprentice electrician for contracts throughout BC. Industrial/maintenance experience an asset. Clean Drivers Abstract and Drug/Alcohol Test are essential. Please fax 250-374-1081 or email SUMMIT ELECTRIC LTD. HELP WANTED New Restaurant looking for a chef + server with creative imagination and positive attitude. and is well rounded to join our family. Email or call 250.365.9965 A25




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First Cook needed (full time position): Must have a good understanding of scratch cooking. Must be efficient, quick, and reliable. We are also seeking a qualified pastry chef for the CMH Kootenay. Must be self motivated. Skilled in bread making, cookies, desserts as well as comfortable with some cooking. Both positions are located at the Kuskanax Lodge in Nakusp, B.C. This is a unique opportunity to work for an amazing company. Please forward resumes to WITH REFERENCES INCLUDED.

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259

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Seeking a part-time seasonal employee or independent contractor to prepare Individual and Small Business Income Tax Returns - February through May. Previous experience and knowledge of Profile and/or Cantax tax prep software, an asset. Send resume and wage expectations via fax to: (250) 365-3476 or email to

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. We require processor and feller buncher operators, plus owner operators and truck drivers. Work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James & Prince George areas. Call or send your resume. This can be a career for the right person. Jared Gulbranson Gulbranson Logging Ltd. 250-567-4505 or 250-5675446 Cell:250-570-2261 Fax: 250-567-9232 email:

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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

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Salikin, Fred SALIKIN, Fred was born on November 18, 1945 to proud parents Fred and Tina Salikin. Sadly, Fred passed away at his home on October 5, 2011. Fred grew up and lived most of his life in Krestova, BC. During his youth, Fred enjoyed riding his bicycle and playing with his best friends Bill Potapoff and Tim Babekaiff. At the innocent age of 9 years old, Fred was abruptly taken from his peaceful home. He was taken, as were so many other Doukhobor children and interned at the New Denver Dormitory. Fred spent 4 years there from 1955 to 1959. After his interment, Fred found work in the apple orchards of Creston, BC. His work continued to expand after he became a proud member of Local 168 Rock and Tunnel Labourer’s Union. Fred contributed to many construction and rock scaling projects across BC and Alberta. Injuries and hardships forced Fred into an early retirement. During leisure time, Fred enjoyed collecting and splitting firewood, fixing cars and trucks and woodworking in his shop. Fred always tried to give his friends and family mementos to remember him by such as a union jacket, ball cap, old 45 records, homemade axe handles and baseball bats and the list goes on. Fred was also a fun-loving person who liked to tell jokes and make people laugh and smile. Fred’s boyish “I just did something grin” made people feel comfortable and at ease around him. Fred always had a wonderful sense of adventure by being one of the first to own fast motorcycles, snowmobiles and dune buggies. Fred is survived by his brother Peter F. Salikin, sisters-inlaw Katie Salikin and Rena Smith, and many nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents Fred and Tina Salikin, sisters Helen Postnikoff and Polly Argatoff, and brothers Ely Salikin and Sid Salikin. Fred will be missed, but his memory will remain in our hearts and minds forever. Rest in peace Fred, you are now in God’s heavenly kingdom Sarah Greenwood of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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RECEPTIONIST WANTED The Castlegar Veterinary Hospital is looking for a second full time veterinary receptionist to join our team. Prior experience in reception or the veterinary field is an asset. We are an enthusiastic team dedicated to client education and excellence in patient care. We are looking for a hardworking, positive team member that is able to multitask and has excellent client communication skills. We have extensive on the job training. Hours will include a Tuesday to Saturday rotation;

JOIN THE AXIS TEAM IN CASTLEGAR! If you are passionate about working with youth and want to make a difference in their lives, consider joining our team in the following positions: *

Full time Awake Night Residence Worker or * Casual Awake Night Residence Worker

The successful applicants will be required to lift a youth every 2 hours throughout the night as well as some light house keeping duties. For further information refer to our website under job opportunities. Resumes with cover letters can be faxed or emailed to: Bev Munro (250) 851-2977 or Only those short listed will be contacted.

TECHNICIANS - Casual Trail Operations is seeking a qualified Technician(s) for casual employment. Applicants should be experienced graduates in Chemical Technology from a recognized technical institution and will require a demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Job specific training will be provided. Applicants must be able to work effectively in a team environment using good interpersonal, verbal and written skills. These are unionized positions. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by November 10, 2011. To apply, visit the Teck website at http.// and selection location Trail Operations. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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starting wage $10.50/hr. We also provide a medical/dental benefits package (Resumes without cover letters will not be considered) Drop off or mail your resume to: Castlegar Veterinary Hospital Ltd. 4340 Minto Rd. Castlegar, BC V1N 4B3. Attn: Dr. Kristy Dennison & Rachel Shkuratoff

METALLURGICAL COST ANALYST Trail Operations is seeking a Metallurgical Cost Analyst. This is a unionized position and reports to the Accountant, Operations. The Metallurgical Cost Analyst maintains the flow of information to the cost reporting systems for various business areas, analyzes costs, production and inventory data and also prepares financial and metallurgical reports. Completion of Level IV in an established accounting discipline (i.e., C.M.A., C.G.A.) or degree equivalent is required with preference given to candidates actively enrolled in recognized courses to complete their designation. Teck Metals Ltd. is commiteed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by November 15, 2011. To apply, visit the Teck website at http.// and selection location - Trail Operations. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The family of Alex Lutz wishes to convey their sincere and heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Lisa an Vasil and all a the staff at Castleview Care Centre for the loving and compassionate care given to our husband/Dad/Grampa/ Great-Grampa for the past 2-1/2 years. As well, we are grateful for the love and understanding afforded to his family members. The many expressions of sympathy and love (in the form of food, cards, flowers and phone calls) received from numerous friends have certainly helped us all through this difficult time. God bless you all! A special thank you to Pastor Ron Abresch ; the Ladies Auxiliary; and Organist Bev Smith of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church as well as a special thank you to long-time friend, Pastor Les Carlson of Oliver, B.C., for officiating at the Memorial Service honouring Alex and for taking care of the luncheon which followed the service. Thank you, also, to Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services for his caring and efficient handling of funeral arrangements. God saw you getting tired And the cure was not to be So he wrapped you in His loving arms And whispered, “come with me”. You suffered much in silence Your spirit did not bend You faced your pain with courage Until the very end. You tried so hard to stay with us Your fight was all in vain God took you in His loving arms And saved you from all pain. Betty Lutz and Family

Office Administrator Castlegar IRS Independent Respiratory Services Inc. is a BCowned and operated full service respiratory company that has been providing sleep apnea and home oxygen therapy to British Columbians since 1996. We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team in the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia. The successful candidate must be: • Committed to Customer Service • Comfortable in a dynamic team environment • Meticulous and detail oriented • Organized, Efficient • Confident, Outgoing, Independent • Professional in Approach and Appearance • Skillful in all forms of Communication Education and Background: • Strong computer skills, • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office applications • Certificate in Business Administration • 1 to 2 years of general office experience IRS offers competitive remuneration and benefits. To launch an exciting career with IRS today, forward your resume in confidence to or Fax to 1-888-713-6505. Closing Date: November 15, 2011 We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about our company, visit:


Employment Trades, Technical PROCESSOR OWNER OPERATORS WANTED Hiring Processor Owner / Operator for Tamihi Logging Co. in the Fraser Valley area. Prefer dangle head 622/624 or similar. Willing to pay top rates. Will pay by the hour or meter, Paid bi weekly. E-mail: mikayla.tamihilog or Fax: 604-796-0318

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SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:


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Computer Technician Seeking highly motivated Computer Technician Must have knowledge on service and repairs Part time/full time position available Monday through Friday Wage negotiable depending on experience Please drop or email resume to Valu Office Supplies 801 Farwell Street Trail, BC V1R 3T8 Email:

Career Opportunity Information Systems Support Specialist Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Information Systems Support Specialist manages all hardware and software maintenance and is responsible for providing technical advice and expertise on a diverse range of information technology activities. This position will provide training and consultation to Columbia Power staff and management and make recommendations on future planning and development of technical resources. The Information Systems Support Specialist will be responsible for analyzing business processes, providing technical troubleshooting solutions, creating custom application software and modifying existing software to meet specific Columbia Power business needs. Columbia Power and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) share the information systems infrastructure and network including servers, and telephone systems. The incumbent will work closely with CBT’s IT staff to ensure that Columbia Power’s information technology needs are met. The ideal candidate will have a diploma or degree in Computer Science with three to five years of programming and/or systems analyst experience. Strong skills in problem solving, process redesign, website development, programming and software analysis and development are essential. Experience with Great Plains or Financial Management Systems would be considered an asset. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at Closing date for this position is November 14, 2011.

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Graphic Designer The Nelson Star is looking for an outstanding Graphic Designer to work full-time in our busy Nelson office. The successful applicant will be a creative and highly motivated team-player, able to work independently and effectively within deadlines, while paying close attention to detail. A comprehensive working knowledge is required of CS3 on Mac OS X. If you’d like to be part of a great company, please send a resume with a portfolio showcasing your talent to: Chuck Bennett Publisher, Nelson Star 514 Hall Street, Nelson B.C. V1L 1Z2 No phone calls please Closing date: Monday, November 7 We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with more than 150 community, daily and urban weekly newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii.

Required for Dorman Timber Ltd. in the Fraser Valley area. Must have previous experience. First Aid is an asset. Competitive Wages. Please fax resumes with covering letter to (1)-604-796-0318 or e-mail:



WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Send resume to: or fax 780-846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.


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Appliance Sales / Warehouse Person - Sell quality GE appliances - Warehouse & delivery duties - Must be physically fit Apply in person with resume to: Wests Home Hardware & GE Appliance Centre 652-18th Street Castlegar

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Western Canadian HVAC service and maintenance contractor has an employment opportunity in Trail, BC for a Qualified Refrigeration /Air Conditioning Technician or for a Third/Fourth Year Apprentice.

Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755 Hay for sale $50/1400 lb bale, 90% alfalfa, no rain, hay in Vanderhoof BC 250-546-3812

A class A or B gas license would be an asset. We offer competitive salary, benefits and RRSP package. Existing client base of commercial accounts. Qualified applicants please email or fax to: Attention Terry Fax 250-762-9729

Brand new Diana Auto Set Dress form, $200, 250-3655608

Career Opportunity Environmental Support Manager Reporting to the Director, Environment, the Environmental Support Manager is responsible for providing technical expertise, support and advice to Columbia Power’s operations staff and project managers on environmental issues related to its hydro facility operations. This position requires an intimate knowledge of the environmental risks and management controls associated with hydro dam operations and projects, as well as applicable environmental legislation. The Environmental Support Manager is responsible for environmental programs required by facility permits including environmental monitoring and fish compensation programs, as well as audits, inspections, permitting and implementing emergency controls. This position will also support the Business Development Team in environmental assessment activities. The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Environmental Sciences or a related discipline with five to ten years experience in the environmental management or regulatory field associated with the hydro-electric power industry. The candidate must have knowledge and understanding of river systems, water management, aquatic ecology and hydroelectric generation principles and familiarity with environmental management systems consistent with ISO 14001. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is November 14, 2011. Please refer to Job #1109 when submitting your application.

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Free Items For Free Queen size RV Mattress in excellent cond, good quality std toilet, Beige, 250365-5608

Garage Sales

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 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

Misc. for Sale BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock Bottom Prices” 25 x 40 x 12 $7350. 30 x 60 x 15 $12,700. 35 x 70 x 16 $15,990. 40 x 80 x 16 $20,990. 47 x 100 x 18 $25,800. 60 x 140 x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. 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. 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. Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson Collector Buying Native Indian Art Artifacts, Baskets, Totems, Silver, Gold, Coins, Antiques + In Town Now: (604) 377-5748 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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & Save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Wine making Equipment 6 - 5 gallon glass jugs, electric filter, floor stand corker, corks, many other items. $100 250-304-6977

Misc. Wanted

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

WANTED used kitchen counter & cupboards in good condition. Call 250.229.2250

Real Estate Lots Private Sale WATERFRONT Lot Ootishenia. $169,000 No PST or Commission. 250.365.6267,

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


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

Rentals Apartment Furnished

NORTH VANCOUVER. NEWLY renovated/Fully Furnished 1bd/1ba located on Lonsdale Avenue, Lower Lonsdale, close to schools and metro stations, short/long term stay. Utilities includes Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, On-site laundry, Parking. $575/mo utilities inclusive. for pics and arrangement.

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.

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

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

Cash Paid for Silver Coins Pay 14 x Face Value. Buy old guns, postcards, signs, bottles, toys, scrap gold. Misc. Antiques. Larry 250-545-7140 Email:

1Bedroom very small house in Robson $395/ mth + util. Call 250.365.1999

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The Trail Daily Times has an opening for a part time reporter/photographer. As a member of our news team, you will write news stories and take photos of Greater Trail events, cover city council and other public meetings and respond to breaking news stories. You must work well under pressure, meet daily deadlines and be a Áexible self-starter with a reliable digital camera and vehicle. This union position is for three days a week, with the potential for full-time work during holiday relief periods. Computer literacy is essential, experience with layout in InDesign an asset, newspaper experience or a diploma in journalism preferred. Some weekend and evening work is involved. The Times offers a competitive salary and beneÀts. The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 2000. QualiÀed applicants should apply in writing no later than November 20, 2011 to: Guy Bertrand, managing editor Trail Daily Times 1163 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4B8 Fax: 250-368-8550 Only qualiÀed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please.

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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 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: ROBSON 2 Bdrm, 2 - 4 piece bath, lrg kitchen W/D, DW, Micro, covered deck, F/S, N/P, N/S, References required $750/mth, Available immed. Phone 250-365-0751


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Packing material for moving

Cars - Domestic 92’ ES 300 Lexus - Olive Colour, Well Maintain, summer & winter tires on all rims. 233 km, asking $3,500 OBO 250-399-0015

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


For Sale: FOUR TOYO Winter Tires G-02PLUS. Size: 225 60R x 16. $450 for four tires. Call 250.365.6585.

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Suites, Lower CASTLEGAR N, 1 Bdrm Basement suite Very clean, very bright with private entrance. F/S, W/D, gas included N/S, N/P $650/mo Avail immed, 250-869-5772 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 A27

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

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 2003 White Dodge Ram dually 2 wheel drv. Cummings Diesel, 320, 000 KM. Spent $4800 on NEW parts in spring of 2011, second owner. $13,000 OBO. Call 250.229.2250.

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 (offsite tenders) Truck for hire in Rock Creek. 48 flat bed trailer & 53 ft dry van trailer. 250 446 2962 if no answer leave a msg.

Once you have finished reading the newspaper, don’t throw it away. Find another use for it. Newspaper makes great filler for packing household goods when moving. As soon as everything is unpacked, take the used newspaper to a recycling center near you.


Legal Notices

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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Offers available until October 31, 2011 unless otherwise indicated. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing and availability may vary. TELUS reserves the right to modify eligible rate plans with this offer at any time without advance notice. 1. The regular price on a 3 year term of the iPhone 4 is $159. 2. Offer valid for new and existing clients activating or renewing on a 2 or 3 year service agreement. Taxes, long distance, additional airtime, roaming and pay-per-use charges are extra per member. Plus applicable provincial or municipal government 911 fees in Nova Scotia (43¢), PEI (50¢), New Brunswick (53¢), Quebec (40¢) and Saskatchewan (62¢). 3. Cannot be combined with any other data plan. Tethering included. Additional usage over Flex tiers is charged at $0.05/MB. See for details on Flex Data tiers. Additional data is charged by the MB or GB and is rounded up to the closest KB (1 GB = 1,024 MB; 1 MB = 1,024 KB). Data usage is subject to a monthly overage limit of 10 GB. If using a PDA smartphone or a BlackBerry smartphone (with BlackBerry Internet Service only). Data used while roaming in the U.S. is charged at $3/MB, billed in increments of 1 KB/session. Data used while roaming outside Canada and the U.S. is charged at $25/MB, billed in increments of 20 KB/session. 4. Your ten numbers must be Canadian domestic numbers and must not include your own TELUS mobile phone number, your voice mail retrieval number, toll-free or 900 numbers. Nationwide talk refers to local and Canadian long distance calls made to or received from your mobile phone and are subject to additional roaming and/or international charges. You may change the ten numbers once per billing cycle by visiting 5. Premium messages are not included. An additional 20¢/message charge will apply for each text message or attachment sent to clients outside of Canada and the US. An additional 60¢/message charge will apply for text messages sent or received while roaming internationally. Visit for details. Clients with phones not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. Multimedia messaging used while outside of Canada is charged as data roaming. TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly, Clear Choice, PERKS and are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under license. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and Multi-Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 TELUS.


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COMPLETE Nov 3, 2011 Castlegar News  

The online version of the Nov 3, 2011 Castlegar News as it appeared in print

COMPLETE Nov 3, 2011 Castlegar News  

The online version of the Nov 3, 2011 Castlegar News as it appeared in print