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The City of Castlegar is participating in the Communities in Bloom National Awards Ceremonies coming up from Oct. 26-29 in Quebec City. Castlegar will be competing in the 7,501-10,000 population category against

Amherst, NS; Hinton, AB; New Glasgow, NS; Winkler, MB; and Yarmouth, NS. “We began competing in 2005 at the provincial level and now this will be our third year at the national level,� said Castlegar Communities in Bloom chair Darlene Kalawsky on


Oct. 18. “Last year we received five blooms for the first time. We were happy with that.� The cities will be judged on eight specific criteria: Floral, Landscape, Urban Forestry, Environment, Tidiness, Community Involvement, Turf and Groundcover, and Heritage.

“The city that gets the most points out of 1,000 is rated as the winner of the category,� said Kalawsky. The judges for the 7,501 to 10,000 category are Arlene Janzen and Hugh Skinner. Janzen is a long-time judge and Parks and Recreation board member from White City, Saskatch-

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Castlegar went head to head with 60 other communities across North America in energy efficiency in the Town Hall Challenge and came away with sixth place. The results were announced at Monday’s regular city council meeting. “It’s fantastic,” said councillor Russ Hearne. “Sixty communities across North America applied to have their municipal buildings rated and I’m proud to finish sixth.” The Town Hall Challenge identified towns and city halls that are top performers in energy use. The challenge was open to cities and towns across North America at no cost. Castlegar’s city hall building saves a total of 232,581 kw/h over a conventionally built building. The average home runs at about 10,000 kw/h, meaning that the building saves enough energy to power 23 homes annually.

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Halloween for Kids Oct. 29th • 11-4:30 Castlegar Community Complex

Coun. Kevin Chernoff throws hat in CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

He may share a surname with the mayor, but make no mistake, Kevin Chernoff is his own man. Chernoff is once again running for city council and, if elected, would enter his third term. “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,” he said. Chernoff is proud of the many accomplishments of council during the six years he has served. “Some of the biggest accomplishments include reducing the city’s debt by 2014,” he said. “I think that’s something more than many municipalities can say.” With more than $9.7 million in net financial assets, the City of Castlegar is in an enviable position when compared to surrounding municipalities such as Trail (2009 financial assets of $102,000) and Nelson ($5.3

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million), said Chernoff. The incumbent is also pleased that council has made a concerted effort to improve arts and culture in Castlegar with events such as Sculpture Walk. “The direction we’ve taken with events like Sculpture Walk is important,” he said. “As well, our joint hosting of the B.C. Senior Games was a very big success. It’s what makes a community a community. When you have an event like the senior games, for example, where we had the number of volunteers

run that event and you have people from larger municipalities who have hosted that event and say ours was that much better. These people remember and they come back and visit and they spend money here.” Chernoff doesn’t think there are any real pressing issues the next council need be concerned about. “I don’t know if there are any huge issues,” he said. “I’m very accessible. I work in a place where I have people stop by probably an average of two per day. People will voice their opinions to me. I haven’t had anybody say ‘this is the issue for council’.” The water and sewer expansion to the airport lands is important, Chernoff said. “This was a direction that’s been in the works by council since 2007. It’s part of our Official Community Plan, it’s not something new. We’ve personally lost one business I know of because we have no larger tracts of lands available. By doing that sewer and water exten-

sion, we make that land way more viable to attract new businesses.” Chernoff does see the Pioneer Arena issue as something Council will have to revisit eventually. “There were two ways of doing it,” said “We could have tried to ram it through and that’s not what council did. That’s why it went to referendum the way it did. The citizens of Castlegar and the adjoining communities made their decision. It is something that the City will have to continue to work on because our Pioneer Arena is not going to be there forever.” Chernoff has lived in Castlegar his whole life. His business, Trowelex, has been around for 47 years. He was born in Trail, due mostly to the fact that there was no hospital in Castlegar at the time. “We’re a family business,” he said. “I’ve always felt a strong sense of community. There probably isn’t an event around that we don’t do something with.”

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Safeguarding precious cargo A car seat clinic was held recently at the Castlegar Firehall. A number of families attended the clinic and were provided with education and assistance on how to safely harness their child in the seat as well as how to best install or secure the seat in the vehicle. Certified Child Passenger Safety Educators, Marty Sutmoller and Jennifer Popoff ran the clinic with assistance from Interior Health’s Castlegar Public Health Nurses. Pictured at left – Child Passenger Safety Educator, Marty Sutmoller, baby Olivia and mom, Lis Hoole.


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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

Change of tune, for a limited time It was not an easy thing to respond to a recent letter writer, and decline the opportunity to publish what they had carefully put together and e-mailed to the newsroom. But a policy is actually in place during the civic election campaign – letters from candidates are not going to make it in. It’s an all-or-nothing approach to fairness and the perception of fairness. With finite space available, there would just be no way to accommodate all the candidates if they decided to correspond on the same week. This is tough because a surplus of letters to the editor is not a given, week-in and week-out. More often than we’re comfortable confessing, in fact, there may be no letters at all. It’s sure not because letters aren’t welcome, in fact, letters are some of the most prized currency we’ve got. To be clear... supporters of candidates are as welcome as ever to share their thoughts on these pages. Rather than accepting the notion that folks in these parts may be a tad apathetic, it may be more accurate to suggest they’re relatively content, and therefore less likely to stay in touch. Whatever the case, the welcome mat is always dusted off in our in-box... except for candidates over the next few weeks. We want to hear from you.

Letters Policy The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 Fax: 250-365-6390 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Off the Line - Karen Haviland

Who’s minding the road? What’s a distracted driver? I guess the definition depends in what part of the world in which you live. I recently read that officials of Oak Park, Illinois, are taking distracted driving seriously and are contemplating an all-embracing crackdown on distracted drivers including those who use a hand-held cell phone, or groom or eat while driving. I understand where they are coming from, I really do. How many times have you been behind a driver who is doing everything except watching the road? You know the driver. I know you know. He/she (let’s call the driver she for simplicity) is busy adjusting the volume on the radio, reaching for her drink and simultaneously fluffing her hair and putting on lipstick while looking in the rear view mirror. It’s not all that bad, you think, until you wait for what seems like eons for her to realize that the light has changed from red to green. Because you’re a courteous driver, you refrain from tapping lightly on the horn and instead wait patiently. Eventually your patience dissolves and you give up and tap on the horn anyway. Then, to make matters worse, they flip you the bird and mouth obsceniCraig Lindsay Reporter

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ties at you when you pass them and act as if you are the discourteous driver. That never fails to amuse and amaze me. Seriously though, the article did catch my attention as my brother-inlaw, Ron, who lives in Arizona, is recovering from a recent motor vehicle accident. It seems he was stopped at a red light in his brand new Sebring convertible when his vehicle was rear-ended. The driver, I was told, was texting while behind the wheel and had neglected to see that the light had turned from green to red or that there was a vehicle stopped in front of her. Thanks to that all important text she just had to send, my brother-in-law is now suffering from whiplash, excruciating headaches and other such signs of trauma, not to mention the royal headache of not having a vehicle at his disposal and the insult of having to shop for another vehicle once the insurance money comes in. I do admit to trying to gobble down a burger while driving, but have since discovered that it is just as easy to pull aside and eat the burger without all the distraction of having to drive while eating, not to mention the inevitable mess down the front of my blouse and

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on the car seat. See? Even old dogs can learn new tricks. As for the cell phone, my husband knows if he calls me when I’m driving he can expect my voice mail will pick up the call and I will return his call once I’m safely pulled over. I really do, however, have to question government which oversteps its mandate and wants to set regulations for each and every thing as if we, the people, haven’t brains in our heads. What, really, is a distraction while driving? Kids fighting and arguing in the back seat is certainly a distraction, as is the nice looking person walking down the sidewalk. Don’t get me wrong, outlawing driving distractions is a good idea. But who will determine which activities relate directly to accidents? It concerns me when government has its finger in things which don’t really concern them. If they outlaw eating in vehicles while driving, would then they outlaw drinking from a can or such while driving? Would they also claim that changing a CD is a distraction and outlaw that too? Where does it stop?

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Op/Ed B.C.’s plan for education transformation SUBMITTED

VICTORIA - With the new school year well underway, contract talks between government and the teacher’s union have been at the heart of most discussions about education in this province. Like all British Columbians, I continue to hope for a swift resolution to these negotiations. At the same time, I want you to know about another discussion that’s taking place. It’s a much broader conversation government has been having with students, parents, teachers, and other education partners about our plan to make our good education system a great one. To do that, we need to first acknowledge that every student has their own unique learning style, as well as individual interests and passions, and we need to give them opportunities to achieve their goals. The reality is that our world has changed, and continues to change. An education system designed in the very different circumstances of an earlier century can’t possibly meet the challenges students face - both now and in the future. Education, to be truly meaningful for students, must reflect the times in which we live and recognize the promise of every child.

That’s why B.C.’s new education plan is based on a simple principle: every learner will realize their full potential and contribute to the well-being of our province. The plan has five key elements: •Personalized learning for every student. • Quality teaching and learning. • More flexibility and choice. • High standards. • Learning empowered by technology.

“We need to first acknowledge that every student has their own unique learning style.” Education Minister George Abbott

As we transform education in this province, we will see some key changes. These include maintaining basic core skills for students, but at the same time redesigning curriculum to include key competencies like critical thinking, insight and teamwork - the kinds of skills and knowledge that students will need to succeed in the 21st century. We will also support families by creating better oppor-


tunities for parents to engage in their child’s learning with more flexibility and choice with respect to what, how, when and where their child learns. We will expand our current learning credential program to better recognize learning that takes place outside of the classroom - like arts, sports, science and leadership programs - so that students are fairly recognized for the passion and commitment they bring to this work. New legislation will create a teacher regulation system that puts the public interest first. The goal is to increase public confidence in the profession’s disciplinary processes and to raise the stature of the teaching profession. Our plan for education supports a simple truth - children are born learners, and teachers are passionate about teaching. We have a unique opportunity to forge that common bond toward a more innovative education system that meets the needs of B.C. families today and in the future, to keep our young people achieving and thriving in a dynamic, rapidly evolving world. The good news is that innovative change is already

happening in schools and neighbourhoods across the province. Educators have great ideas for preparing students to take on the future and we want to allow them the freedom to act on those ideas. A more nimble and flexible education system will be able to adapt more quickly to better meet the needs of students. As both a parent and grandparent, I want an education system that gives all children the best opportunities to be successful in whatever career they pursue. I’m sure every British Columbian feels the same way. Very shortly we will be engaging the public and tabling our plan to move education forward, hand-in-hand with teachers, parents, students and all those who share an interest in ensuring our province’s bright future. We’ve all got a stake in preparing our young people for success in a changing world. Our goal is to take what is widely viewed as a good education system and make it exceptional. Together, we can and will accomplish that goal.

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Creek Fall Fairgrounds. Robson Scouts are also selling Scout’s Popcorn. OCT. 23 - FLEA MARKET AT ROBSON HALL - 8 am to 11 am – Break-

fast sponsored by Relay for Life “Moonlight Strollers”. Tables are $5 each. Call Kathy at 3653796 to book. Flea markets run every Sunday unitl Dec. 18. OCT. 27 - GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS - An interactive work-

shop to help business owners to make decisions to grow their business. At the Fireside Inn from 8:30am-12noon. Tickets and information available from the chamber of commerce 250365-6313. OCT 28/29 - CASTLEGAR SENIOR CRAFT SALE - At the castlegar

community complex. Fri, Oct. 28th from 12pm-8pm and Sat, Oct. 29th from 10am-4pm. OCT. 29 - TRADITIONAL DOUKHOBOR FOOD SALE and Luncheon,

Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar, BC. Borscht, Bread, Lapsha, Pyrahi, and Fruit Tarts will be available for sale. Come out and enjoy lunch and live entertainment! Sponsored by the USCC Kootenay Ladies Organization.


NOV. 1 - CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB MEETING, 7:00 p.m. at the Com-

munity Complex, Kootenay Room. Break loose from your traditional bounds . . . open your spirit to the wider world of gardening. Hear a dazzling array of speakers over the winter. New members always welcome. Information: Pam: 250.399.0077 or castlegargardenclub@shaw. ca. Garden Club meets first Tuesday of every month. NOV. 1 - ALL-SAINTS DAY - Special

service at the United Church starting at 10am followed by lunch. NOV. 2 - CASTLEGAR ARTS COUNCIL AGM - 7pm at the castlegar

community centre. Everyone Welcome! More information available from castlegararts@ NOV. 8 -CIVIC ALL CANDIDATES FORUM - at the Castlegar Rec Cen-


side Inn. Tickets are $40/person. Music by That Girl and Earl. See a Rotary Club member for tickets.


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. 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 250-3682504 or Diane Cushing at 250365-8336. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB MEETS MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AT 6:15-8PM - At Twin Rivers El-

ementary for Sept. 12 to May/ June. Male or Female, ages 8 years and up. Registration at any meeting. Call senior sensei John Gibson 250-5763 or sensei James Welychko, 250-3654920. ONGOING: TWIN RIVERS CHORALE REHEARSALS are held ev-

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

Mondays 9:30 - 11 a.m. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend time chatting and learning. ONGOING: ALPHA COURSE - WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? - Come

and join us on this journey of discovery as we look into the issues of first order. Alpha Course is on Wednesday Nights beginning on September 28th at 7pm at the New Life Assembly 602

7 Street, phone 250-365 -5212. Dessert and coffee will be served, the course is free, everyone is welcome. ONGOING: SELKIRK WEAVERS’ AND SPINNERS’ GUILD GIFT SHOP DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISPLAYS OF HANDWOVEN WORK. Open 10

- 4 p.m. June, Saturdays and Sundays. July - mid September, Wednesday to Sunday. Located within the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Admission free to our shop. For additional information please email or phone 250-365-8026. ONGOING: THE TREASURE SHOP IS OPEN FOR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES - The Castlegar & District Hos-

pital Auxiliary Treasure Shop is located at 210 - 11th Avenue (across from the Library) and invites you to pay us a visit. We currently have Halloween costumes and décor relating to the upcoming special night for those little ghosties and goblins! Fall and winter clothing, boots and footwear is now a part of our inventory at cost effective savings. Donations are greatly appreciated but from time to time our storage space is very cramped creating limited occasions when we are unable to accept your generous gifts. Please call 250365-7317 prior to dropping off your items. ONGOING: SHARING DINNER POT -

Every Tuesday at 12noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge. ONGOING: REGISTRATION FOR CASTLEGAR MINOR HOCKEY 2011/2012 SEASON. For registration information

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- 9:30 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, grades 7 and up. Info - call 365-7201. ONGOING: BEAKS WILDBIRD REHABILITATION CENTRE MEETING Every

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


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 365-5970 to pre-register. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Robson Community School.

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.



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.)

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.


and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre,




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

dle, 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 3656611.

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.

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



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.

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


Avenue (across the street from the Library) will revert back to regular hours as follows: Mondays 12 noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays - Thursdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. The Castlegar Hospital Gift Shop is open weekdays 9 a.m. to noon.


for all summer clothing, linens and fabrics commencing September 6 - September 17, 2011!!! Effective September 1, 2011 June 30, 2012 the Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop located at 210 - 11th


- 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 304-6862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.


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


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, 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 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674.

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Literary contest ready for lift off SUBMITTED

There is chaos in the literary community! The Kootenay Literary Competition is now open and the theme this year for the adult competition is “Chaos” in all its forms. This popular annual writing event is open to all writers in the entire Kootenay region. This year there will be two distinct competitions: one for adults and another just for youth. Youth can enter the Grades 10-12 category or Grades 7-9 category. Grades 10-12 should use the following first line: “It wasn’t that I meant for it to happen…” Young people Grades 7-9 must include the following words in their piece: “tricks”, “seventeen cents” and “sweet” in their writing. Adults can enter in four categories: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry and Emerging Writer. There will be great cash prizes and an awards ceremony, winner’s readings, and free food.

Prizes range from $50 up to $200 depending on the category. Competition Details The 2011 Entry Fees are as follows: $35.00 for each submission in the Adult competition (four Categories) $15.00 for each submission in the Youth competition (two Age Categories) Information, rules, category descriptions, details and entry forms will be available on our website Submissions Maximum 3,000 words in the adult competition and 2,500 in the youth competition. Submissions must be submitted in standard competition format. A submission format template is available on our website. Submissions must be submitted electronically, with entry fees received by mail, before the submissions is considered. Writers may submit in more than one category but each

submission must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee. All submissions must be submitted to info@ndac. no later than 5 p.m. on November 15, 2011. Entry fees, with a copy of the entry form, should be mailed (or dropped off ) to: Mint Agency, Suite # 6 - 560 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4H9 For complete information on the competition, entry forms, entry fees and how to submit, visit the KLC website or email kootenaylitcomp@ or contact KLC Committee Member, Kathy Hartley at Winners in each of the categories will be announced at the KLC Awards Ceremony and Celebration planned for early 2012. Have fun and get writing! Presented by: the Kootenay Literary Competition Committee in partnership with: Nelson and District Arts Council & Selkirk College.

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Seven employees at BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program offices in Nelson and Castlegar will be out of work as of January, their union says. The layoffs are among 300 announced last week as the Crown corporation responds to a gover nment-commissioned panel that said Hydro’s staff had too much duplication. However, COPE 378 local president

big risk to BC Hydro overall. “It’s very hurtful because it’s not like they weren’t doing a good job. It seems completely arbitrary and political, which is very difficult for these people to take.” Black also doubted that the cuts would save any money. “What’s particularly aggravating is their funding doesn’t come from the BC Hydro operations budget. There are trust funds set up to cover this. [The cuts are] a way of fulfilling direction from government,


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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that 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 that the Advance Voting Opportunities are open to all qualified electors.

GENERAL VOTING DAY 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. For Area J (Robson Area) electors: Robson Community Hall 3067 Waldie Avenue Robson, B.C. SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at  Talarico Place, 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2H7, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and  Castleview Care Centre, 2300 – 14th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4A6, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Students and parents throughout the province have slowly gotten used to teacher phase-one job action through the first two months of the school year. However, with negotiations between the teacher’s union (BCTF) and the government (BCPSEA) going nowhere, it looks like it could be awhile before the teachers have a new contract. “The Provincial parties continue to meet out in Vancouver,” said KootenayColumbia (School District No. 20) Superintendent Greg Luterbach last week. “To date (there have been) no major breakthroughs. Phase-one job action continues on. We’re making our way through that.” There have been some changes that students and parents have noticed including administration taking over recess duties at the elementary schools and collecting fees and forms, duties which the Labour Relations Board (LRB) has ruled as non-es-

sential for teachers. Some field trips have been cancelled as the result, said Luterbach.

“The Labour Relations Board did rule that teachers do not have to, and will not be producing report cards.” S.D. 20 Supt. Greg Luterbach

“We have seen some field trips impacted. We’re looking at those on a case-bycase basis,” he said. “We’re still trying to encourage as many of those things to go on as we can. But we have to understand, for example, that teachers aren’t doing some of the form collection and fee collection and that. The principals, on top of their regular duties, and extra supervision they’re having to do, now are busy tracking down forms and collecting money and that kind of stuff.” “On the whole, most families, other than seeing different people on the su-

pervision field that they’re not used to normally seeing out there, haven’t seen a huge impact to date,” he said. However, with report card season about a month away, unless there is a contract in place for teachers before that time, parents and students will notice some major changes. “The Labour Relations Board did rule that teachers do not have to, and will not be producing report cards,” said Luterbach. “So there will not be report cards going home this fall as we’re used to. So that will be quite a difference for everyone. That will be a moment when parents will actually see something as a result of this job action. That something is not the same as they are used to.” Luterbach encourages parents who want updates on their children to contact their teacher to see how their son or daughter is doing. “It’s just not going to come home in the form of the typical report card, unfortunately,” he said.

Provincial exams, which take place in January, will proceed as usual. “The LRB states that ‘teachers do not have to provide any assessment data to their principals or viceprincipals or their school office, except for grade 12 marks required for graduation, post-secondary applications, and scholarship purposes’,” said Luterbach. “That was a ruling across the province, so we’re all in the same boat. We’re aware of these kinds of rules and working our way through them. We know our teachers are not going to put somebody’s graduation at risk or scholarship opportunities.” Because teaching has been ruled an essential service, any further escalation of job action by the teachers beyond phase-one would have to be described and approved by the LRB in advance of any change. “To my knowledge, nothing like that has happened,” said Luterbach. “I’m not aware of anything immediate.”

Dr. Daan Kuiper wishes to announce two new members who have recently joined his dental practice: Leanne Findlay, Registered Dental Hygienist and Erin Dermody, Certified Dental Assistant. Leanne recently moved here from the Kamloops area to be able to enjoy the Kootenay lifestyle. Leanne is especially dedicated in education and prevention. She has a special interest in nutrition and fitness. Erin is a recent graduate of the College of the Rockies. Erin grew up in Castlegar and enjoys most outdoor activities. Erin particularly likes working with children. Dr. Dann Kuiper 201 - 402 Baker St. Nelson 250-352-5012 Cosmetic Dentistry •“Invisalign” Invisible Braces Teeth Whitening •Dental Implants

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Community Free CPR class

Would you know what to do if someone collapsed right in front of you? Of course, call 9-1-1, but what about those critical moments spent waiting for the ambulance? Performing CPR and defibrillation within one to two minutes of a cardiac arrest helps to increase survival rates to 90 per cent, but that rate plummets to 30 per cent after just seven minutes. This is why folks at St. John Ambulance are hosting Community CPR Days in Castlegar and Trail Nov. 19, offering free CPR courses to anyone who registers. “Cardiac Arrest is treatable, but remains the leading cause of death in Canada,” said branch administrator Kyra Hoggan. Register by calling 250-364-2067. St. John Ambulance is a not-forprofit society – the oldest humanitarian organization in the world.

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CITY OF CASTLEGAR NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY Pursuant to Section 74(1) of the Local Government Act the following are declared candidates nominated for the offices of Mayor and Councillor for the City of Castlegar: Mayor (one to be elected) CHERNOFF ZAITSOFF

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Communities in Bloom Continued from P. 1

“For example, for floral displays - all the floral displays in the city are done by volunteers but the ideas come from the central committee.” The CIB central committee consists of five members including a representative from Castlegar City Council and Castlegar Public Works. “It’s all about working together to better your community,” said Kalawsky. “We have an extremely wonderful number of volunteers in our community that are concerned about their city. They’re

concerned about their city looking good and making it a great place to live. That’s what I would say is so great about Castlegar. We’ve seen such an improvement in our city since the Communities in Bloom program was initiated.” One of the great ideas that sprung from the CIB program was the Castlegar Sculpture Walk. “That’s one of the great spin-offs of this program - you get volunteers coming up with great ideas about what would make your city a better place,” said Kalawsky. “That’s what’s so great about Castlegar.

It has improved so much. The visual side of it has improved. We have people constantly going out and doing things. It’s making our city very attractive. We’re hoping that it will be an economic driver.” The national awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the National Symposium on Parks and Grounds. The symposium includes conference sessions, workshops, and technical visits on the theme of environmental horticulture. “You have an opportunity to see what other places are doing and share ideas,” said

Kalawsky, who will be traveling to the awards ceremony and symposium. “We’ll bring back lots of ideas.” Sculpture Walk coordinator Pat Field will also be at the event as a presenter. Castlegar Communities in Bloom will be presenting on Friday morning, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. The presentation will be “Community Engagement in Public Art” with the topic “A defining moment for Castlegar, BC”. “We have a power point presentation on the City of Castlegar as well as on the Sculpture Walk,” said Kalawsky.

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they are confident they can continue to meet their commitments. He says laid-off workers will have a chance to take on other roles in the company through a “fairly complicating” bumping process that will unfold over the next couple of months. However, there is confusion about the exact number of job losses: Hydro says six positions will be cut in Nelson and a “couple” in Castlegar, while the union says it’s four in Nelson and three in Castlegar. BC Hydro’s fish and wildlife programs are separated into three divisions: Peace, Columbia, and Coastal. The Peace program based in Prince George is also fac-

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Connor Bojey’s prediction

The recent worldwide phenomenon sparked by social media with the “Occupy Wall Street” initiative, found support in the West Kootenay of late, including this gathering in Nelson.

Last week the Castlegar News ran a story about a young magician from South Slocan named Connor Bojey. The artist/entertainer had decided to put his money where his mouth is and make a bold prediction at Boston Pizza on October 21. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and will culminate with the prediction. The public is encouraged to come down and watch.

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Prediction: “Today is October 18,2011; I, Connor, predict that on October 21, a spectator from the audience at Boston Pizza will choose where a newspaper clipping will be cut. The words will be read at the point of the cut until the next period. My premonition is that the words will be: ‘for some early season action.’”

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Region Autumn leaves present driving hazards as well as beauty SUBMITTED

Autumn is the picture-perfect time of year when many drivers take to the road to view the autumn colours. The leaves may be beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles

on the roads, they present driving hazards unique to the season. Most motorists know that puddles or standing water can cause loss of control, and they adjust their driving accordingly. But fewer drivers,

especially inexperienced ones or drivers new to an area with heavy foliage, are aware of the dangers of wet leaves. A single layer of wet leaves can make braking, steering and stopping difficult. This effect is particu-

larly dangerous at intersections and is intensified at downhill stop signs. Acceleration can be affected, too. Fishtailing can result on leaf-strewn entrance ramps and other areas where hard accelerations

may be necessary. Even when dry, accumulations of leaves can present a challenge. Piles of leaves can obscure potholes, curbs and street markings and even present a fire hazard should leaves contact



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a hot muffler or tailpipe. “Add these hazards to the fact that road conditions can change from ideal to miserable in a matter of minutes, and what you have is a potentially dangerous situation,” said Patty Kettles, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Be Car Care Aware. Drivers are reminded of the hazard and should prepare for fall driving conditions by having their vehicles’ tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out on the road. Tires can affect the car’s ride, handling, traction and safety, and are a critical connection between the car and the road in all types of driving conditions. To maximize tire life and safety, check

the inflation pressure and the tread depth, and inspect the sidewalls for cracks or punctures. As a general rule, tires should be rotated and balanced every 10,000 kilometres. The brake system is the car’s most important safety system. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car, and brake linings, drums and rotors, as well as brake fluid, should be checked at each oil change. To help ensure the performance and safety of wipers, blades should be replaced every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering. Windshield wiper fluid should be checked monthly and only washer fluid should be used.


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Kootenay Partycraft - Good times on demand JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Party time starts when you show up at Kootenay Partycraft on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar. Here’s where you’ll find a super-stocked location with a superfriendly and helpful staff. They’ve got a lot invested in your good times and they’re eager to prove it. They’re settling in to a new address with a new name, but you’ll likely remember “Your Dollar Store with More” in the ‘No Frills’ Mall. The marketplace and the economy may be changeable but the consumer’s desire for variety, value and time-tested service is a constant. Neil Pereverzoff and his staff are excitedly working hard at the next phase of their retail adven-

Ready for Halloween are (L-R) Sara, Natasha and Neil. Jim Sinclair photos

ture. They moved across the street and got the whole job done within a 30-day time frame – quite an achievement given the massive inventory they needed to deal with. The store is now next to Quality Tires and it’s full speed ahead to the future. “This is the former King of Floors loca-

tion” said Neil on Oct. 13. “Originally it was a bus depot with a red, white and blue tile floor.” Pereverzoff went on to describe a complete gutting and redesign of the space to its present format. He expressed a lot of gratitude to Larry Chernenkoff, the building’s owner “for accommodating

us on our very quick move.” Doing business in this area is second nature to the Nelsonborn, Slocan Valleyraised entrepreneur. His family moved to Raspberry Village in 1963. Neil got acquainted with the work ethic through a stint working at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas Sales. He went on to jobs with Palm Dairies and at the sawmill next to Celgar. The lure of the real estate business got hold of Neil in 1975 and he worked in that field for 24 years. It was during his early time as a realtor that he took an interest in association management and became a director of the Kootenay Real Estate Board, and later, as executive officer of the Kamloops Real

Estate Board. Back to business – Neil jumped ahead to 1999 when, looking for a change he saw an opportunity with a dollar store franchise that became available... and seized it. He says he felt it was an interesting business. “I liked the potential and the variety,” he said, describing how he got started in Nelson before taking on another location in Castlegar in 2007. Running the two stores continued through 2008 when Neil and his partner, Slocan Valley-native Natasha Jmieff decided to concentrate

on the Castlegar business. Neil says the store had a good run in the mall when Extra Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart were there, but foot traffic dropped considerably with the SDM departure. With the announcement that a large competitor was locating to the mall a move and change became necessary as the best course of action for the opportunistic Pereverzoff. They got down to work and made the move, settling in just in time for the Halloween rush – one of their busiest times of the year.

As the new name suggests, the new enterprise puts a greater emphasis on party and craft supplies, plus many new and unique items. The staff, which includes Neil, Natasha, and Sara Maloff, is sold on this type of operation. Natasha has been a valued and trusted asset. “Neil hired me to work for him six years ago. You can’t make any money writing poetry,” she laughed. “This is working out.” They like the festive feel of the place, the way people seem to shift into party mode as soon as they walk in. See if you don’t agree. Check out Kootenay Partycraft... located right beside Quality Tires at 1507 Columbia Avenue.

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Though he is admittedly a rookie when it comes to politics, Peter Wulowka is hoping to be elected to Castlegar City Council in November. “I love this area and I plan on living here for the rest of my life,” said Wulowka. “I have a lot of people in my neighbourhood and we always talk about the goings-on in Castlegar. They always seem to be a little frustrated; they’re uneducated on what’s going on. I’d like to help bridge that gap between people and city council.” Wulowka has attended several council meetings over the past few years and thinks he could add a different voice to council. “I see very, very lit-

tle attendance there,” he said. “So I figure me being out and about in the community, people can come up to me and say, ‘hey, what happened last night at the meeting?’ or ‘what’s happening with the water sewer treatment plant?’ I could give them information right from the bird’s mouth.” Wulowka is concerned about the effect of expansion at the airport lands on small businesses in Castlegar. “My main concern is - what’s going to happen with the mom and pop stores when these big box stores do move in?” he said. “Who’s going to look after them? Who’s going to take care of Old Castlegar? What’s going to happen with our existing infrastructure? We’ve got a lot of capacity

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coming in and out of this town now. In the last few years it’s gotten busier and busier. What can we do to address that?” Wulowka sees the congestion through Columbia Avenue as something that will only get worse. “We’re looking at a bottleneck here,” he said. “You push everything outwards, outwards, but there’s more and more flow coming inwards. It’s congesting our neighbourhoods a lot more, making it unsafe to

cross the streets.” Wulowka thinks the current council is doing a very good job and in fact, he would lean on the veteran councillors for advice if elected. “Being a rookie in politics, I would like to learn more and get a better understanding of the issues and be another voice on it and offer my suggestions and input,” he said. “The councillors there are very experienced. Depending on who gets in, they would be very good mentors to follow.” Wulowka came to Castlegar with his family in 1980 and has lived here ever since. He loves the beauty of the area and considers the surroundings to be sacred. Wulowka has been involved with Communities in Bloom and agrees with the

beautification of the city. “Everyone wins when our city looks great,” he said. He would like to see some of the old events return to the area including jet boats down the river, sleds rocketing across the old ferry path, and demolition derby mania. “I’ve been here for 31 years. SunFest used to have some wild and crazy events,” said Wulowka. “They used to have jet boats going down the river by the Robson Bridge to the pulp mill. People loved it. It was very well attended. They had a dance out there and a beer gardens. It was pretty great.” “Millennium Park is something I’ve thought about too,” said Wulowka.

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Active Chamber has plenty coming up CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce will be running three important seminars for local business owners next week: Target Marketing, Oct 26; Grow Your Business, Oct. 27; and World Host Training, Oct. 28. Chamber president Pam McLeod expects all three seminars to be crucial to helping developing local businesses in Castlegar and the surrounding area. Target Marketing will take place at the Fireside Inn on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and the entry fee is $25. “It’s for small to medium business,” said McLeod. “It’s an interactive workshop to help your marketing strategy.” The Target Marketing seminar will be co-hosted by Community Futures Nelson. The facilitator will be Pam Klassen from the Nelson Chamber of Commerce. “I know it’s been going over quite well,” said McLeod. “They’ve been doing them all over the West Kootenays.” The seminar will aid business owners in learning to define exactly who their customers are, and how to come up with efficient, cost effective ways to sell them. The workshop will be helpful for new business owners as well as seasoned business owners who want to revisit their marketing. Grow Your Business is also at the Fireside and will be on Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at a cost of $25. “We’re co-hosting

this one with Community Futures Nelson again, as well as with the Women’s Enterprise Centre out of Kelowna,” said McLeod. “This one is an interactive workshop designed to help business owners make decisions about growing their business.” The Grow Your Business workshop will arm business owners with tips and tools that will help them achieve their business growth goals. The World Host Training seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Castlegar Community Forum, 445 13th Avenue. The cost is $37.50 and includes lunch. “We have great sponsorship through the City of Castlegar and Columbia Basin Trust to help pull this one off,” said McLeod. “This provides frontline training services for business owners and operators and their front-line staff.” The facilitator for the World Host Training seminar will be Marg Craig – a certified trainer from the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. “This seminar is very important,” said McLeod. “You have to envision your business as a dirt road that’s being driven on. Over the years you tend to get ruts. And once you get into those ruts, you can’t get out of them. Sometimes people don’t identify that they have those challenges. This is going to help business owners refresh their outlook of dealing with their consumer base. “It’s all about presenting yourself in a fashion that you are

pleasing your consumers to retain their business. Once you’ve retained their business, you’ve retained your business.” The seminar will help owners and staff in dealing with irate customers as well as how to cater to customers with challenges or disabilities. At Castlegar’s City Council meeting on Oct. 17, the World Host Training seminar received $750 in funding. “It’s all about presenting a very positive, friendly welcome to customers,” said councillor Russ Hearne. “How to be nice; how to treat the customers with respect. It’s just all about how to sell yourself and your business.” Hearne said that several of the Castlegar city hall employees will be attending the event. “Anyone who has any front counter experience dealing with the general public through business or corporations, this is the kind of program they should be involved with,” said Hearne. “It doesn’t mean that you currently don’t do a good job, but everyone needs a little refresher.” Seating is limited for each seminar. To reserve your space, contact the Chamber at 250-365-6313. When it Comes To

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Two out of three ain’t bad for Rebels — KIJHL STANDINGS — Kootenay Conference NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM

GP 14 11 11 13 10

Nelson Beaver Valley Castlegar Spokane Grand Forks




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Kootenay Conference EDDIE MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM Rebel netminder Connor Beauchamp has a good look at the incoming shot. Craig Lindsay photo

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Rebels had a busy weekend with three games in three days. The Rebels picked up four out of six points, beating Creston Valley, Spokane and falling to Beaver Valley. “We were happy with it,� said Rebel coach Steve Junker. “Lots of good things happened. There were also lots of things to learn from. That’s this time of year, that’s what you’re doing - building towards something. There were lots of positives that’s for sure. We got stronger as the weekend went on.�

On Friday, the Rebs travelled to Creston and beat the Creston Valley Thunder Cats 5-3. Brandon Formosa opened up the scoring for the Cats with a power play goal at 14:53 of the first period. Goals from Stuart Walton and Connor Bowen put Castlegar up 2-1. Scott Swiston tied the game at 2-2 with a power play goal with 2:17 left in the first period. The Rebels then took the lead again half a minute later with Nolan Kinney scoring, assisted by Anthony Delong and Walton. Continued on P. 23

Fernie Kimberley Creston Valley Golden Columbia Valley

GP 11 10 12 9 13

W 9 7 5 4 0

L 2 3 7 4 12

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 0 0 0 1 1

PTS 18 14 10 9 1

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GA 21 22 52 32 88

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference DOUG BIRKS DIVISION TEAM GP Kamloops 13 Revelstoke 12 North Okanagan 12 Sicamous 12 Chase 13

W 10 9 9 4 0

L 1 2 3 8 13

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 2 1 0 0 0

PTS 22 19 18 8 0

GF 60 65 28 38 25

GA 36 37 34 45 80

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference OKANAGAN DIVISION TEAM

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Osoyoos Penticton Princeton Summerland Kelowna

W 9 6 6 5 4

L 5 3 3 7 8

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 0 1 1 0 0

PTS 18 13 13 10 0

GF 68 33 52 52 45

GA 44 29 38 71 57

— REBEL SCORING — PLAYER Anthony Delong Stuart Walton Tyler Robinson Bryce Eviston Arthur Andrews Daylen Pearson Diego Bartlett Erik Alden Dylan Houle Rebel forward Nolan Kinney holds his ground against the whole Spokane Braves line during Sunday’s game at the Castlegar Community Complex.

# 16 7 24 4 25 3 12 26 14

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Sport Kinney has big weekend for Rebels Continued from P. 22

Braydon Horcoff put the Rebels up 4-2 at 9:18 of the second period with assists from Peter Mingus and Daylen Pearson. Creston Valley cut the gap to one with a power play goal from Jesse Collins at 5:19 of the third period. However, the Thunder Cats would get no closer. Pearson scored an empty netter with 16 seconds left to seal the 5-3 win for Castlegar. “They were good,� said Junker of the T’Cats, who are in third place in the Eddie Mountain Division. “They exposed us a little on our penalty kill. I thought Friday night was our weakest game of the weekend. We had a great first period and then struggled the rest of way. We were able to get the win none-the-less.� The next night, the boys were in Fruitvale where they fell to the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks and had a chance to gain some ground against their divisional rivals. However, the ‘Hawks had other ideas as they soundly thrashed the Rebels. Beaver Valley pushed ahead 3-0 with goals by Ryan Edwards, Tyler Collins, and Dallas Calvin, and again 5-1 with Josh Peters and Mason Spear scoring. The final score was 7-4 for the Nitehawks, who are second place in the Neil Murdoch Division, three points ahead of Castlegar. Delong provided most of the scoring for the Rebels as he netted a hat-trick. Arthur Andrews scored the other Castlegar goal. Rebel d-man Pearson chipped in with three assists. “It was big game for us and we knew it,� said Junker. “We know the team they have right now. They have some good young players that have been playing very well.� Junker thought his players competed well against Beaver Valley despite the loss. “At the end, you’re not going to win too many games not playing 60 minutes,� he said. “I thought our second period was really rough. The first period, we had a great period. We got away from our game plan in the second period. Our specialty teams let us down. Their power play was clicking and our penalty kill wasn’t

where it needed to be. Their poise and skill up front took advantage.� The Rebels returned to Castlegar on Sunday afternoon where they beat Spokane 5-2 led by a hat-trick from Kinney and two goals from Brenden Heinrich. “Kinney and Heinrich both had real solid games,� said Junker. “Kinney really stepped his game up. Not only got three goals, with some nice plays from his linemates. But he was also strong on the puck and physical.� Castlegar’s whole line-up played well and were dominant all game against their American visitors. “It was one of the few games where I felt I could have put anyone of our lines out on the ice and they were effective. Guys were working hard and following the game plan,� said Junker. “I thought that was our most complete game we’ve played. I thought we played 60 minutes. Their goalie played terrific and made some big saves. That made the game closer than it could have been.� The Rebels have a home and home series this weekend against the Eddie Mountain Division leading Fernie Ghostriders. The teams play in Fernie of Friday and at the Castlegar Community Complex Saturday. “They have some big veterans that are some strong players and some good young players,� said Junker. “They’re always going to be a team that’s going to contend. It’s going to be a big test for us. If we’re not firing on all cylinders, we’re really putting ourselves in a bad spot. We’re looking forward to it.�

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Pride fighters from Trail dominate at Caged Rage 5

Trail’s River Jones delivers a kick to the midsection of Robin Wood of Portland, Oregon in their match Saturday. Jones won the fight by unanimous decision. Craig Lindsay photo CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter


It was a night of blood, sweat and maybe even a few tears as Castlegar’s Element Club Bar and Grill hosted Caged Rage 5: Rapture. In all, there were nine fights, including three professional bouts. “I think, overall, it went very well,” said organizer Glen Kalesniko. “The fights were awesome. There were some really great match-ups and some very exciting fights. It seemed like

everybody enjoyed the show. That’s what I heard from everyone there.” It was a very good night for the Trail fighters, who train at Kalesniko’s Pride Gym. “They did very good,” he said. “We had seven fighters fighting. We had nine originally, but two of our fighters had their opponents pull out just before the event. We had seven fighting and won six and had one draw. It was pretty good.” Kalesniko attributes their success to, “training, training, training.”

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Wood leads Saints to split with UVic




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The Selkirk Saints accepted the challenge head on as they welcomed the University of Victoria (UVic) Vikes to town for their first home games of the 2011-12 BCIHL season. The new edition of the Selkirk College squad was one period away from earning a four point weekend. “It was pretty good. We got the split,” said Saints’ winger Jordan Wood, who led the team with four goals on the weekend. “We played really well the first night. We had a good start on the second night but then kind of fell apart.” The Saints looked great on all accounts after unveiling their new jerseys in Friday’s match- up. In the opening period, Wood picked up his first of three goals after finishing off a beautiful passing play started by Devon Nazaroff (Crescent Valley) and Adam Makaroff (South Slocan). Andrew Green (Penticton), the Saints most recent addition, broke a 1-1 tie in the second after he jumped on a miscue by Vikes goaltender Taylor Pears. Heading into the third with a 2-1 lead, the Saints could do little wrong and Wood completed the hat trick early in the frame with two goals in a minute and a half. Assists went to Andrew Green and Jago (2). “I was in the right spot at the right time,” said Wood.

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“The puck just seemed to come to me.” Returning goaltender Spenser Wong (Calgary) had a great outing as he earned the 4-2 win stopping 35 of 37 shots. In Saturday’s contest, the second of the double header, the Saints pressured their way to a 2-1 lead after first period goals from newcomers Nick Cecconi (Powell River) and Jordan Wood (Cloverdale) who earned his fourth tally of the weekend. In the second stanza the Saints got into penalty trouble and this along with a few mental mistakes allowed the Vikes to explode for three goals. Down by two heading into the final period, the Saints had a glorious opportunity to close the gap early but a failure to score on a five-on-three power play sealed the deal for UVIC.

Scott Jago (Castlegar) added a late power play goal on a fabulous top corner backhand shot but it was too little, too late with the final score ending 6-3 in favour of the Vikes. “We ran into penalty trouble and got off our game a little bit,” said Wood. Wood, who is in his first year with the Saints after playing last year for the junior ‘B’ Kelowna Chiefs and the junior ‘A’ Westside Warriors, thought the team showed great improvement after their first league games. “We skated well and moved the puck,” he said. “We were finishing our checks and we were getting pucks to the net.” The Saints next home game is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 when they host Okanagan College at the Castlegar Complex.

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SHSS volleyball girls host play-day




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Positive Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) senior girls volleyball hosted a play-day on Tuesday at the school. The Rockets beat Lucerne (New Denver) 24-26, 25-21, and 15-13; and Nakusp 14-25, 25-18, and 15-10, and lost to Grand Forks 21-25, 20-25, and 8-15. Craig Lindsay photo Tiana Verigin of SHSS goes for the block (left) and then spike (right) against Lucerne on Tuesday.

Caged Rage 5 Continued from P. 24 Swain by TKO in the

Having the home or near home octagon advantage is also a big benefit for the local cagers. “They also all really like fighting in front of their friends and family,� he said. “It adds extra stress but there’s more reward too at the end.� In the main event, Brad “Kamikaze� Causey defeated Vancouver’s Daniel


second round. “It was a great fight,� said Kalesniko. “Swain gave him a great match. Brad finally got him in the position he wanted and pinned him - did a ground and pound.� In other results: Professional - Jordan Knippelberg (Trail) submitted Brendan Frost (Kelowna) by Arm Bar; C.J. Bagg (Trail) submitted Mark Dolbie (Penticton) by Arm Triangle; Amateur

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- River Jones (Trail) defeated Robin Wood (Portland, Oregon) by Unanimous Decision; Josh Kitchen submitted Dusty Kramps (Calgary) by Rear Naked Choke; Chris Leuning (Trail) defeated Craig MacLean by Unanimous Decision; Miller Rogers submitted Shae Erickson (Calgary) by Rear Naked Choke; and Tyler Macauley (Trail) and Scott Hebert (Chilliwack) Tyler McAuley of Trail and Scott Hebert of Chilliwack fought to a draw. duked it out to a draw at Caged Rage 5. Craig Lindsay photo

Cont from P. 20

“I see they’ve put a lot of work into consulting a new plan for that area. I think we could have lots of big events there from an outdoor amphitheatre for outdoor events to garden shows, spring flings. We could focus more on the downtown area - bring it all together. It’s a beautiful area.� Wulowka sees Pioneer Arena as a potential site for low cost housing in Castlegar. “I understand the City is not going to put any money into fixing up,� he said. “In the event they take it down, maybe we could look at putting in some housing there such as low cost housing to address some of the issues.�

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MACKINNON: Rod of Castlegar passed away peacefully at Talarico Place on October 12, 2011. Rod was born on August 8, 1947 in Trail, BC and was raised in Rossland.

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He received his education in Rossland, BC and then went on to post-secondary school at Simon Fraser University. Rod moved to Trail to work at Cominco, and then Celgar for a short period, before moving on to Prince Rupert. After the Prince Rupert mill shut down, Rod returned to Castlegar to work at Celgar for the rest of his career. He was also President of the Union for a time. He retired in 2009.

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Rod is survived by his brother Gale (Connie) of Castlegar, his sister Louise Scott (Ralph) of Quesnel and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Doug, sister-in-law Pat and his niece Patty. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Rod’s name to the SPCA at 7700 Highway 3B, Trail, BC or to Talarico Place at 709 10th Street Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2H7. A special thanks to Catherine White, Al Harry, the KBRH oncology unit and the staff at Talarico Place. By request, there will not be a service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

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LEARNING SKILLS COORDINATOR A varied part-time contract position (October 31, 2011 to January 31, 2012) Working in our Nelson, Tenth Street Campus, you will take on a challenging and interesting array of responsibilities designed to increase students’ academic success. This may include assessing learning needs, providing one-on-one tutoring, facilitating study groups and workshops, invigilating exams, supporting students with specific disabilities and liaising with College staff. With a master’s degree in adult education or cognitive psychology and a diverse undergraduate arts and science background, you ideally have a strong interest in student retention practices and knowledge of various types of learning disabilities. Strong interpersonal and teaching skills coupled with a team-oriented attitude round out your profile. Closing date: October 28, 2011.

Paul Elasoff, of Goose Creek, BC, passed away on October 11, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 87 years old. He was born on September 26, 1924, in Nelson British Columbia, to Peter and Ann Elasoff

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The family of Patricia L Leslie Ferguson wish to thank than nk all those who attended h beautiful b f l memoriall service hheld ld in hher hhonor on SSeptember b the 26th in Castlegar. With special thanks to Reverend John Ruder who conducted the service, to Leanne harrison for sharing her beautiful voice, and to everyone else who shared their special memories of Patty. We would also like to thank Dr. Keith Merritt for taking such a personal interest in Patty and for the wonderful care he provided all these years. A huge thank-you to the staff of Kootenay Society of Community Living for all the compassion, patience, and unconditional love you showed Patty in all the years she was with you and to Sharon Franklin who gave exceptional support to Patty and the family. Your kindness and devotion will never be forgotten. We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Canon Neil Elliott for presiding at Patty’s burial. Our deepest thanks. God bless you all. Patricia Ferguson and family.



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

of Krestova BC. Throughout his life, Paul worked at various jobs in agriculture, forestry as well as most of the major dam construction projects in the West Kootenays. He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Tina, and their children, Harold (Shirley) Elasoff, grandson Colton, and Marlene (Mark) Sylvest, as well as his sister Nettie Ostrikoff, brother, Peter Elasoff, and his nieces and nephews, whose company he so enjoyed. Paul was predeceased by his mother and father, his brother Bill and his sister Polly. Paul was interred at the Krestova cemetery on October 15, 2011. The Elasoff family greatly appreciates the kindness and support of family and friends during Paul’s illness. We thank Dr. Falk, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Kahlia, and Dr. Garcia along with the staff of Kootenay Lake District Hospital for the care they provided. The funeral was managed with expertise and professionalism by Harry Zeabin and the Castlegar Funeral Chapel with contributions from the Krestova community singers, cooks and cemetery workers as well as Fomi’s Bakery. Finally, the family recognises the excellent work of the BC Cancer Agency, the BC Ambulance employees, and the Crescent Valley Fire Department first responders. In Paul’s memory, the family invites donations to the Kootenay Lake District Hospital.

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TYMOFICHUK, Roberta Dianne We regret to announce the sudden passing of Roberta Dianne Tymofichuk on September 27th, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta; Roberta E was 58 years old. She is survived by her son Dylan and wife Athena and their children Justine and Myles of Edson, Alberta. Also surviving is her mother Beth Marken of Castlegar, B.C. as well as siblings, Donna Marken (Bob) of Terrace, B. C., Heather Howard of Port Moody, B. C. and her children, Stephanie (Yvan) Lomas and their children Tristan, Kaylen and Rya of Coquitlam, B.C., Darren (Camille) Howard and their children Brandon, Emily. Kyle and Matthew of Coquitlam, B. C., and David Howard of North Vancouver, B. C., and David (Sandra) Marken and their children Shannon and Delaney of Castlegar, B. C. Roberta was predeceased by her common law spouse Launey Cross and her father Walter Gordon Marken. Funeral services for Roberta Dianne Tymofichuk took place on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Edson funeral Home with Rev. Kent Horsman officiating. Cremation followed. In lieu of tributes, Roberta would appreciate donations made to the Edson Food Bank. EDSON FUNERAL HOME LTD and Foothills Crematorium entrusted with all arrangements. To send condolences on line, please visit our website at The Foothills Memorial Chapel “Serving West Central Alberta for more than 60 years”

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HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

GET EMERGENCY Medical response and ďŹ reďŹ ghting training in Lakeland College’s Emergency Services Technologist one-year diploma program. Details at or 1 800 661 6490, ext. 8527.

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

Lost & Found CASTLEGAR 10TH AVE, LOST long hair Black Cat 20 #’s one tiny white spot on right front paw, answers to “Randolf� Call 365-3916

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Education/Trade Schools ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small ďŹ rms seeking certiďŹ ed A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

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1.888.546.2886 Visit: MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical ofďŹ ce & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

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MANAGER, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CBT has an opening for a Manager of Planning and Development. Qualified applicants should have familiarity and/or experience with local government and strong financial and economic analysis skills. A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998.

The successful candidate will: • Be highly organized, paying attention to detail and able to perform multiple tasks, balance priorities and meet deadlines • Have excellent computer skills, including in Excel • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Have at least three years experience in ofÀce administration. • Be able to work well alone and as part of a regional team • Have good writing skills, with minute taking and transcribing skills an asset • Be able to travel within the Kootenay Boundary region • Have their own computer / home ofÀce. The hourly fee rate will be $25 (excluding HST if applicable). For a detailed Job Description please see

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AUTOBODY REPAIR tech required for busy North Island ICBC shop. Top wages & beneďŹ ts package to the suitable candidate. Call Don Lawrence at 250-949-6042 or email to:

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Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

Key tasks include: • Ensuring that the Division’s administrative systems are efÀcient and effective • Supporting the Ànancial management of the Division • Providing support to the Division board and committees • Assisting in event planning and hosting


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HAIRSTYLIST wanted for busy well established salon in Invermere BC Full time permanent position. Experience preferred but will consider all applicants. Great opportunity to jump start your career. Leave message 250-342-9863

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This contracted position is for approximately 22 hours per week and will involve home-based working.

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Contact: Dale Jackson: 250-866-5804

The City of Castlegar invites applications from persons interested in clerical work on a casual or on-call basis. Preference will be given to those who have completed an applied business technology program and basic accounting. Experience in keyboarding/word processing, data entry, switchboard operation and handling of cash would also be an asset, in order to handle a variety of clerical duties. Resumes – CLEARLY MARKED “CASUAL CLERICAL� – must be received by the City no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011, addressed to: Personnel Officer, City of Castlegar, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Resumes may also be faxed to (250) 365-4810 or e-mailed to For more information please contact the Personnel Department at 365-7227. The City of Castlegar would like to thank all candidates for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 Castlegar News


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Suites, Lower

5FullTime Log Truck Drivers needed for multi year contract in the Quesnel Area. 1FullTime Mechanic needed to maintain own eet of trucks. Year round work available. Excellent pay with Health Plan. Email resume: Fax: (250)992-8311 or Phone: 1(800)667-3944

ATTENTION MACHINISTS: Metaltek Machining in Lloydminster, AB is expanding!Hiring: Machinists, CNC Operators, Programmers. State-ofthe-Art Facility, Fantastic Team, BeneďŹ ts. Fax 780-8725239 HEAVY DUTY Mechanic, Welder or apprentices are required for busy equipment repair shop in West Kelowna. Wages based on experience. Please fax resume to: 250769-6747. JOURNEYMAN DIESEL Technician Canmore, Alberta. Ford experience a plus but not required. Great working conditions, top hourly rate, full beneďŹ ts; Phone 403-6792252. Fax 403-678-2806.

Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755

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:

BEAUTIFUL older 3 bed&ofďŹ ce/2 bath home for rent Nov 1 or 15 in North Castlegar. Close to school, library, shopping, bus. Big lot, river view Incl. W/D, Looking for N/S N/P professional couple of family. Ref & dep required. rent 1,225/mth & utilities contact: or 1-604-879-7388

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


A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect Feller Buncher and Operator needed for the Golden area. For more information call Dale Henderson Hauling Ltd. 250-344-6784.

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based oilďŹ eld 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: KPI Media based in Cranbrook is currently seeking a sales professional who is self motivated, goal oriented, performance driven. Enjoys working with both new and existing clients to deliver results by pursuing new and existing opportunities to generate print and online revenue; you must be an enthusiastic, persuasive communicator who is PC and phone savvy. Attractive remuneration package, including uncapped commissions, incentives and bonuses. Send your resume to Murray Shellborn, PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford store. We pay competitive wages and offer beneďŹ ts package. Email resume to: 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 ProďŹ le and/or Cantax tax prep software, an asset. Send resume and wage expectations via fax to: (250) 365-3476 or email to admin@affolterďŹ T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive beneďŹ t package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email:

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld 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.

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions AUCTION Wood Work Shop Equipment from Nelson, School Board 8 and Restaurant Equipment Plus Consignments Excepted Watch for our Display Ad next Week For Info Call Russell Auction 1-250-399-4793

Looking for workers experienced in pre engineered steel building for local job could work into full time, please sent your resume to 250-717-5751 fax or email to or call 250-979-2799 SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:

FITNESS EQUIP AUCTION as new Gym Equip, Indoor Soccer Arena, OfďŹ ce Equip; Oct 22, 11 AM, 3348 Sexsmith Rd, Kelowna B.C. View photos at (special auction) 1-866-545-3259

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

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30 years experience, award winning video ďŹ lm producer/director. Safety, promotional, industrial, education, music videos. First consultation FREE. (250)427-6622

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


Health Products

Garage Sales THRUMS Garage Sale. Misc. items, children’s toys, clothes, accessories. Sat/Oct. 22. 9am3pm 1494 Thrums Rd.

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Financial Services ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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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 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. 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. Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson CONVENIENCE STORE/gas stations. Proven product is guaranteed to attract new customers to your store. Visit our website 780-918-3898. Act now, Availability limited! 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. GET PAID To lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. 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: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. Wine making Equipment 6 - 5 gallon glass jugs, electric ďŹ lter, oor stand corker, corks, many other items. $100 250-304-6977

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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 Mobile Homes & Parks Whispering Pines Manufactured Home Park Home Sites available Beautiful riverside community in Genelle. New Homes coming in August or September receive 3 months Free site rent Phone: 250-693-2136

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

Other Areas ARIZONA RANCH 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 Apt/Condo for Rent Castlegar 1 BDRM bright, newly renovated apt. close to dwntown & Kootenay Market. F/S & laundry on site. NS/NP. $525 /mth. Call 250.505.3609 Castlegar Downtown 1 Bdrm Apt Includes Utilities $615/mth 1 Bdrm $550/mth ROSSLAND 1 Bdrm $800/mth furnished Phone 250-608-3930 South Castlegar 1 bdrm fully furnished and dishes, includes util, internet, N/P, N/S, W/D shared. Suitable for one person. Available Nov 1st 3049299 or 365-6730

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BLUEBERRY Bright clean at 415 - 104th St, F/S, Shower only, includes bedroom suite, garden area & shed. References as to how last rental maintained & identiďŹ cation required. N/P, N/S preferred, insp done, Very suitable for senior/single person City bus stops close by, $500/mth not incl util, Call Ali 365-3343 wk or 365-2147 between 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm Reno’s care takers Home on 7 acres, 3 km to town, private, suit quiet mature person, Refers, $750/mth call 778-882-3959 CASTLEGAR North, AvailL NOV 1ST, Lovely 2 bdrm main oor of house, carport, 1/4 Basement & Laundry, $900/mth + utitiles, also in same house 1 Bdrm basement suite, + laundry, $650/mth inc utilizes, N/S, N/P, 365-5363 Castlegar Small 2 Bdrm House + utilities, W/D, private yard, near shopping Avail Nov 1st, located near river, N/S, Ref reqd Phone 778-840-1542 PASS CREEK, Timber frame 2 Bdrm home, private acreage, park like setting, Appliance, Wood stove, 15 min to Castlegar $900/mth + utilities, 250-365-5199 Avail Nov 1st ROBSON 1 Bdrm house. Furn- unFurn. F.S W/D N/P N/S Avail Nov. 1st $675 + Util. Call 250.365.7009 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, Avail Nov 1st Phone 250-365-0751

Shared Accommodation CASTLEGAR 1 fullyfurnished bedroom in large quiet home $450 incl. utility. & internet, clean quiet person who works or goes to school full time. 250-365-0067 or 250-3045057 Seeking responsible easy going tidy individual to share large fully furnished home in Castlegar. Perfect for student or working person N/P N/S & $525/mth includes all utilities please call 304-2380

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4/5 Bedroom House For Rent in Emerald Green. $1350/mo + utilities. 6 Appliances, garage, spacious backyard, ensuite, A/C. No Pets. Must have ref’s. Geoff: 250-304-5358 after 4

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 CASTLEGAR Newer 2 Bdrm Basement suite, own entrance, & Laundry, N/S, N/P $900/mth includes Utilities & cable, contact 365-6161, Avail Nov 1st

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

Homes for Rent

Seasonal Truck Drivers Needed! EMCON SERVICES INC., Road and Bridge maintenance contractor in the Castlegar, Rossland, Trail & Fruitvale Areas, are looking for professional drivers for part time employment for the upcoming winter season. Qualifications for these positions are: r#$ESJWFSTMJDFOTF NJOJNVN$MBTT"JS




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Castlegar News Thursday, October 20, 2011


Cars - Domestic 1940 Dodge 2 dr coup, 99% complete, sale or trade. OBO Call Steve 250-304-9933 92’ ES 300 Lexus - Olive Colour, Well Maintain, summer & winter tires on all rims. 233 km, asking $3,500 OBO 250-399-0015

Cars - Sports & Imports 1989 PORSCHE Carrera 911, 80000 kms, power windows, seats, locks, sunroof. 100% stock. Upgraded Alpine stereo. EXCELLENT CONDITION!! Ready to go, $14000 Contact:

OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: w w w. b c m o t o r p r o d u c t s. c o m 250-545-2206


ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/† Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 GMC Terrain FWD SLE(R7A), 2011 GMC Acadia FWD(R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between September 1, 2011 and October 31, 2011. Limited quantities of 2011 models available. See dealer for details. x$4,700 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 GMC Acadia FWD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 48 months on new or demonstrator 2011 Chevrolet / GMC / Buick Equinox, Terrain, Traverse, Acadia, Enclave and Cruze. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $208.33 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,450) included, license, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. WWTo qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: turn in a 2005 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name, or under a small business name, for the last 3 months.GMCL will provide eligible consumers with an incentive to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new eligible 2011 or 2012 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between October 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Incentive amount ranges from $500 to $3,000 (tax inclusive), depending on model purchased; incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers program your vehicle will not be eligible for any trade-in value. See your participating GM dealer for additional program details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. WFuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ,The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC,used under licence. ¥¥ 2011 GMC Terrain FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. **Based on 2010 Energuide submissions/competitive websites. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes other GM vehicles. 2011 data unavailable at time of print.

1989 KAWASAKI DIRT BIKE 2/stroke 125cc Rebuilt Engine MOVING - MUST SELL! MAKE AN OFFER!! 250-357-2708 (Salmo) 250-979-8599 (Cell)

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. 2004 GMC C5500 Duramax Allison Trans. cab & chassy 210” wheel base, only 95,000 KM’s. $25,000 call 304.8098 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega cab. Hemi, DVD, 8 stud 3/4 T chassy. 169,000 KM’s, excel. cond. $21,000 call 365.5788 evenings. SURPLUS Vehicles: 99’ Chev 3500 4x4 Tradesman Utility Box 140000KM. $11000. 94’ Chev 1/2 ton Tradesman Utility Carry-All Van 150000KM. $3500. 02’ Chevy 2500 4x4 Crew Cab Diesel New Tires,Glow Plugs,Recent Work.$12300. 05’ Sunfire, 130000KM. $5800. 93’ Astro Van, 165000KM, New Tires. $1100. 03’ Chev Express Cargo Van with Tradesman Racks, 160000KM. $11300. 99’ Chev 2500 4x4 Pickup, 170000KM. $8400. 04’ 24’ Haulmark Enclosed Trailer Auto Hauler. $8700. 10’x52’ ATCO Trailer, Storage/Workshed, Wired,Lights, Heat, Plumbed for Bathrm. $8200. 28’ Storage Trailer on Skids $2800. 26’x30’ Coverall Building, 2 yrs old, $8500. 12’x30’ Coverall Building complete with Shelf Unit $600. CALL 250-608-9350 A31

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



MUST SELL & MOVE BEFORE WINTER!! $1000 OFF!! Your Cabin on the Lake

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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

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The Kootenay Queen 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $8K NEW PRICE Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

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101 Kootenay St. North (250) 426-8927

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October 20 2011 Castlegar News  

The complete version of the October 20 2011 Casltegar News as it appeared in print

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