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The final Selkirk College Children’s Festival was a bittersweet event.
This year’s running of the consistently popular event was well-attended and as eagerly taken part in as ever by children from Castlegar
and area gathered at the Community Complex on Sunday to take part in 21 different activities. The Children’s Festival has successfully
reached its goal of raising $30,000. The money will go toward a yearly bursary for a Selkirk College student who is taking a program that leads
to working with children. Sadly, all things must come to an end and after raising the target money, the festival will not be returning.
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The RDCK Board honoured retiring Director John Voykin of Electoral Area I at its Nov. 24 meeting in recognition of his 31 years of service. “It was a pleasure to serve the people” said Voykin as he addressed the Board. “Ours is one of the most progressive regional districts in the province,” he said, citing the many services the RDCK delivers to its residents. He also commended RDCK staff on their excellence and thanked everyone for their support. Chair John Kettle presented Director Voykin with gifts on the Board’s behalf and thanked him for his exceptional service to the RDCK. “You will be missed,” he said, and recounted how Voykin encouraged him when he was new to the Board. Chair Kettle gifted Director Voykin’s wife, Elizabeth, with flowers and thanked her for the supporting role she’s played
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Director John Voykin receives a retirement gift presented by Chair John Kettle on behalf of the RDCK Board. Submitted photo
in her husband’s political career over the past three decades. Director Lawrence Chernoff, Mayor of Castlegar, stated that “John dedicated his career to the benefit of all. From the perspective of the City of Castlegar and the recreation commission, it was always ‘what can we do together?’ which he maintained all the way through
his tenure as director of Area I.” Area J Director Gordon Zaitsoff said “It has been a pleasure serving along side John Voykin for the last nine years. We have worked very closely and achieved some landmark projects for our area. I wish John the best in his retirement from local politics and a much deserved relax-
ation on his homestead.” Jim Gustafson, CAO, praised the retiring director for always being a “gentleman.” John Voykin is the longest-serving director in the RDCK’s history, having represented Electoral Area I since December 1980. He was also the first Chairman of the West Kootenay-Boundary
Regional Hospital District Board, which was formed in 1996. Director Voykin also served as Chair of the Central Kootenay Regional Hospital District. Andy Davidoff will take John Voykin’s place at the RDCK Board table, having been elected as Area I Director in the November 19 civic election.
Highway fatality occurs near Castlegar At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 27, Castlegar RCMP, Fire & Rescue and BC Ambulance responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 3 about 10
kms south east of Castlegar. Initial investigation revealed a 2008 GMC pickup was travelling north and lost control due to slippery road conditions and left the
roadway on the right and went down a 100foot embankment. There were four occupants inside the vehicle with one of the passengers being ejected. This passen-
ger died as a result of injuries from the incident. The deceased is a 57-year-old male from Calgary. His name will be released following notification
of next of kin. The driver and the other two occupants were transported to Trail and Nelson for medical treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
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Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is pleased to announce the first communities participating in its new Community Directed Youth Funds (CDYF) program. CDYF aims to support services for youth ages 12-19 by providing each area with $100,000 over four years to increase activities, opportunities and services for youth. The program will be available to the remaining Basin communities over the next two years. “We are very excited to be putting funds in the hands of communities to benefit youth in their specific regions,” said Wayne Lundeberg, CBT, Director, Youth Initiatives. “These first communities demonstrated a readiness to come together in a collaborative manner to set priorities, address issues in their regions and enhance activities and services for their youth.” Six pilot communities and their surrounding areas that will begin the program this winter are: Revelstoke, Golden, New Denver/Silverton, Salmo/Ymir, Crawford Bay/Riondel, and Montrose/ Fruitvale/Beaver Valley. “Our community is incredibly excited by the opportunity to enhance our youth services,” said Daniel Seguin, Crawford Bay and Riondel Area. “We look forward to
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Six communities will begin looking at ways to increase activities, opportunities and enhanced services for youth through Columbia Basin Trust’s new youth program this winter. Submitted photo
working together and with CBT, to find the common ground on which consensus can be built as to where to direct the funding. It’s definitely an inspiring time on the East Shore.” The program is intended to bring added value and provide resources to communities that show the desire and ability to work together to identify and address issues in their youth communities. “Both youth and adults in the community have been talking about addressing the gaps in the youth services and opportunities for years,” said Monica De, Golden
and Area. “Since CDYF became available, there is finally a flexible funding opportunity to help address the needs of youth in Basin communities.”
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Another four communities who submitted successful Expressions of Interest will begin the program in the spring of 2012.
They are: Nelson/Harrop/Proctor, Trail/ Warfield, Rossland and Kimberley. The next deadlines for Expressions of Interest from communities are March 16 and October 31, 2012. Guidelines and applications are available at www.cbt.org/youth. For more information please call Wayne Lundeberg at 1.250.304.1625 or email cdyf@cbt. org with “subscribe to CDYF info” in the subject line to receive program updates. CBT works with youth and communities to increase youth opportunities and engagement through enhancing capacity,
leadership and participation. In addition to this new program, CBT also funds youth developed projects through the Columbia Basin Youth Grants program and provides a forum for youth in the Columbia Basin to share their art, ideas and experiences with each other through SCRATCH magazine and www.scratchonline.ca. CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.
Have you checked out Castlegar News on the worldwide web? You can find us at www.castlegarnews. com. At our website, our crack editorial team is constantly posting the latest stories and pictures from around town. We have three main categories on our “Home” page: News, Sports, and Community. We also have several other categories including Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, and Opinion. Under News, we, of course, feature the latest news stories from Castlegar and area including city council. Sports features all the latest Castlegar Rebels results and pictures posted as they happen. We also post local community, school and Selkirk College events. To post your sports team’s results send me an email at reporter@ castlegarnews.com. Community fea-
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Police seek public’s help Castlegar RCMP requests assistance in locating Colleen Theresa RIZZOTTI, who is wanted for two counts of theft under $5,000 and one count of breaching her Conditional Sentence Order. RIZZOTTI is 50 years of age, Caucasian, 5’6”, 150 pounds, has blue eyes and
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tures pictures and write-ups of various events going on around Castlegar. Business features our latest business profiles. Entertainment throws the spotlight on Castlegar and area’s bustling arts, music, and dance scene. Readers can also find TV listings and movie showings under Entertainment. Lifestyles features interesting stories from throughout B.C. Finally, Opinion spotlights letters to the editor as well as opinion pieces from our writers. Also at www.castlegarnews.com, one of the largest online classified ad sections is one click away. We also have an Obituaries section. Feel free to comment on any recent story on our website. Just a reminder, you know must have a Facebook account to comment. Check us out on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ castlegarnews.
brown hair. RIZZOTTI has a tattoo of two tear drops under her left eye and a tattoo of a cross on her right hand with the word “Freedom.” She was last seen in Nelson. If you know of RIZZOTTI’s whereabouts, please contact the Castlegar RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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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
Putting our best “fest” forward The days are shorter but that just makes more time to enjoy the festive lighting. This year’s Winterfest runs this Friday and it’s all about getting out and showing the community how much it’s valued. The best antidote ever devised for the so-called winter-blahs is to simply refuse to acknowledge them... to join with others and have some fun and that’s what Winterfest is all about. Friday evening the weekend kicks off with a parade of lights proceeding through the downtown core as part of the 16th annual Winterfest event. On-site food vendors doing their thing starting at 5 o’ clock mean you have no supper arrangements to make. It’ll be all set up for a good time for all ages with the Rec Rockers entertaining... an old fashioned sing-along with Elaine Ryder and Holiday stories being read at City Hall. Santa, to no-one’s surprise, will be there as well, possibly with some advice for the new city council... more candy canes?... more often? Well, that remains to be seen. What is certain is the level of wholesome good fun lined up in the heart of downtown Castlegar this Friday evening. Help make the 16th staging the best ever. Get together with friends and family for Winterfest. We want to hear from you.
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Spots in Time - Karen Haviland
Memories: unique to all of us To some degree we all have early memories. My oldest brother swears he can remember being in the crib. His description is vivid and detailed and I have no doubt that in his mind his memories are true to him. I don’t mean to say what he believes to be true is simply a figment of his imagination, but rather that we paint our own history. I, on the other hand, have very few memories of my childhood, or my youth, for that matter. I once had a cousin say to me, “Karen, each family member writes her own history.” I didn’t understand what she meant by that and so I simply bobbed my head in acknowledgment hoping that she wouldn’t question me and thus expose my ignorance. Mind you, that was numerous years ago and I had to feel comfortable with asking the person to explain what he or she meant. Craig Lindsay Reporter
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Being that age and that maturity level, I never did feel comfortable asking someone to explain their position. Back then, for me, it was embarrassing to admit that I didn’t know everything and so to ask another what he or she meant was contrary and served to underline my inadequacies. Of course, when you are 30-something, you have no inadequacies. Right? Anyway, I was getting to a point, but given that I am pushing 60, that point is sometimes elusive to grasp. Okay, that was a joke, so please laugh. As I was saying, we all write our own history. That history serves to cushion the psyche and smooth out the barbs of hurt and pain we all go through as we traverse the difficult and sometimes rocky road of life. My earliest memory was not of peering through bars in cribs, but rather of a stormy and blustery day in Winnipeg. I think I might Jim Sinclair Editor
have been about eight years of age. Life was gentle on me at that point. Yes, I had a not very nice home life, but my life outside of that was typical, if not warm. My siblings and I attended St. George’s school in Winnipeg. It was a school typical of that time. Teachers were stern and so were the rules. The girls were required to wear a subscribed pleated tunic with a white shirt, saddle shoes and white stockings. For my parents that was Godsend. Other than the cash it took to purchase those required outfits, they were off the hook for the rest of the school year when it came to dressing their children in style. On that one particular day the skies opened up with all their fury and dumped buckets of heavenly tears upon their subjects. For this third grade girl, the walk home was a lesson in yin and yang and the beauty of nature as She al-
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ternately rained down upon me and then offered me the succulent and sweet moments of life. As I walked towards home my umbrella in hand protecting my hair, I blithely picked the honeysuckle along the way. I vividly remember the loud claps of thunder and the bright flashes of light as She showed me her power and ultimate beauty. Upon reflection I can still taste the warm sweetness of the honeysuckle in my mouth, but I also taste the sweetness of youth and a time when life was measured in footsteps, not money, and when the things which brought the greatest pleasure cost not a cent. As I stroll along my aging and honeysuckle’d path I try to remember that life is filled with yin and yang. It thrives on those differences, or dichotomy. Dichotomy, She says, is the tool upon which the goodness and spirit of life is truly measured. Sandy Leonard Production
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Backing up MP’s comments Reading Mr. Atamanenko’s article, “The use of mercenary armies by Canada,” made me reflect on how it is getting more and more difficult to define what is Canadian and what is American political policy. It is criminal that the Harper government hides the truth of how it is using our tax dollars to hire mercenaries that shoot first to carry out their objective of perpetuating continuous wars for profit. Not only does this dishonour our troops, it creates more terrorists that want to kill Canadians. When I immigrated to Canada from the U.S.A., forty years ago, I was a principled young man who was willing to sacrifice all to avoid the bloodguilt of killing people for profit. My reasons for immigrating to Canada were shared by many other refugee soldiers from other lands. At that time, Canada was viewed by the international community as a country with a conscience, a place of refuge from oppression. Canada was leading all nations of the world as an example of a multi-cultural society that could live together in peace with tolerance and respect for all. The last decent thing the Canadian government has done to honour it’s international reputation was refusing the invitation to join president Bush’s illegitimate invasion of Iraq. In retrospect this display of moral character appears to have been nothing more than a token gesture. Sadly, the Conservatives’ war policies that support the U.S. agenda to establish a new world order, have undermined the peace-
keeping reputation of Canada. What this amounts to, for Canadians, is that we are no longer welcomed as a friendly neutral nation by all other countries. We are now being identified as oppressive invaders and targeted as enemies; no different than our U.S. military counterparts. The assimilation of Canada into the U.S. agenda has been an incremental process of relinquishing our sovereignty. This is accomplished without our consent by using propaganda that extols the sacrifices of our military engagements as a necessary evil in the idealistic effort to establish our form of corporate democracy in distant lands like Afghanistan. This patriotic rhetoric placates our sensibilities while serving the interest of the many corporations that rake in huge profits from wars with no concern about the body count. It is a myth that we need to continue sacrificing our young men and women to fight in questionable war efforts to civilize the world. The policy of the Canadian government using mercenaries is degrading and dangerous. Thank you Mr. Atamanenko for revealing and speaking out against the mismanagement, hypocrisy, and secret agendas of the Harper government; keep up the good work. -Steve Clement, Castlegar
Happy with coverage I am writing to say thank you so much for the article regarding the Occupy Castlegar protest on Thursday November 17. I was flattered by the headline, except to say I am definitely not vertically challenged, but that Mr.
Lindsay is extremely tall. Sweet I am or try hard to be. I also realised after driving away from city hall that day, feeling delighted to actually be doing somthing for the future of my children, my Castlegar and my Canada, that I had not given any of the Occupy Castlegar contact Information. I’d Like to chalk that up to the exteme cold that day and trying to get my message out, whilst watching that two small boys didn’t ruin city property. I can be reached @ 250-304-2553 or on facebook @ Occupy Castlegar. Sincerely, -Cheryl Holman. Occupy Castlegar
Emilee’s Gift: A Christmas Story After hanging the last ornament on the Christmas tree, Emilee stepped back and stood beside her father. “We’re done, Daddy.” Her father scooped her up in his arms. “Not yet my little angel.” Emilee looked at the tree with a thoughtful frown. Her father said, “What’s the matter … my … little … angel, can’t you see what’s missing?” Emilee glanced up at the top of the tree and then looked into her father’s eyes, moving her face closer and closer until their foreheads touched. “We forgot the Christmas angel!” “That’s right!” Her father spun around several times before dumping Emilee in a giggling heap on the sofa. Then he stood on a chair and attached the silverwinged angel to the top of the tree. “What do you think, Emilee?” “She’s beautiful, Daddy.” While her father packed a large cardboard box with the bits and pieces left-
over from decorating the tree, Emilee sat on the sofa gazing up at the angel. When her father returned from taking the cardboard box downstairs, Emilee said, “I don’t think we should leave Santa any cookies.” “Why not?” “If Santa eats too many cookies, he might get stuck in a chimney.” “That’s never happened to him before.” “I think we should leave something for the reindeers instead.” “All right. I bet they like carrots.” “Yeah, carrots would be good. Reindeers don’t eat cookies do they, Daddy?” “They might, but carrots would be better for them.” Emilee agreed. Emilee watched as her father vacuumed up the pine needles that had fallen on the carpet. As soon as he turned off the noisy machine she asked, “Why don’t all children get presents from Santa?” “Well, some families don’t celebrate Christmas. Why are you asking?” “One of the Christmas songs says Santa always knows if you’ve been bad or good. He puts your name on a list. And if you’re bad he won’t give you a present.” “That’s just a song, Sweetie. Someone wrote those words to be funny … sorta like playful teasing. Santa brought me presents and I wasn’t always good when I was your age.” Emilee reached for her doll and held Hannah tightly in her arms. Her father was returning to the room after putting the vacuum cleaner away when Emilee blurted out, “I want to give Hannah to Santa.” Her father sat down on the sofa. “You want to give Hannah away? Hannah is your favourite doll.” Continued on P. 10
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Community Calendar Tell us about your upcoming event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
December DEC. 1 - WEST KOOTENAY BUSINESS MINGLE - 4pm-6pm at element
club. $20 per person includes glass of wine and appies. Please let Rebecca know if you are able to join us for the event. Email her at email@example.com.
DEC. 3 - ROBSON FIRE DEPARTMENT FOOD DRIVE - We will be doing a
contemporary jazz guitarist and Selkirk College faculty member Paul Lansberg. Join us Sunday December 11th at 1:30 p.m at the Castlegar United Church. Tickets are $10 for gallery members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information, contact us at 250 365-3337 or visit the website at www.kootenaygallery.com. DEC. 15 - COMMUNITY CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE at 7pm at New
food drive for non-perishable food items for the foodbank, we will be going door to door within the Robson community. People can also drop off food at the fire hall from 10am-1pm on that day, we will also be accepting toys (new in box only) and cash donations as well.
DEC. 16 - HOLIDAY SWIM PARTY -
DEC. 4 - CHRISTMAS BANQUET AND SILENT AUCTION - 5pm at New Life
bly, from 2-4pm. bring non-perishable food items for the Community Harvest Food Bank. This year we are featuring a young teen soloist. Her name is Milane and she is a Rotary Exchange Student from Hanover, Germany. She has sung most of her life and is part of the Hanover Girls Choir. This will be a wonderful treat for all of us.
DEC. 5 - MUNICIPAL PENSION RECIPIENTS - The Municipal Pension
Retirees Association is meeting on Dec, 5th at 10:00 am, Royal Canadian Legion in Trail. Lunch $10:00. Topic Women’s Health and MSP Premiums for Seniors. Phone 367 2225 or 365 6486 if attending. DEC 6 – CASTLEGAR FRIENDS OF PARKS AND TRAILS SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING and Kootenay
Camas Project presentation, 7 8pm. Castlegar Recreation Complex.
DEC. 7 - WEST KOOTENAY TOY RUN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL General
Celebrate the start of winter vacation at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre. Climb the giant Iceberg! Fun for the whole family. 6 8pm. $3.50 for ages 7-14. $6.50 for a family of four.
DEC. 18 - COMMUNITY CHOIR AND CAROL SING at New Life Assem-
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Meeting - Next year is the WKTRA’s 25th Anniversary! Attend our AGM at 7:00pm at the Twin Rivers School Library, 649 - 7th Ave., Castlegar, to see how you can help make it an event to be remembered! Positions being elected for are Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Area Reps. For more info, call James at 250-365-7371. See you there!
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DEC. 11 - THE TWIN RIVERS CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT - 7pm at St.
Peter Lutheran Church (713 4th Street, Castlegar) - Please join us for inspiring music and good cheer. Following the concert, refreshments will be served. Donations in support of the choir will be gratefully appreciated. DEC. 11 - KOOTENAY GALLERY’S TD CANADA TRUST CONCERT SERIES -
The Kootenay Gallery kicks off the Christmas season with a concert of Christmas music from the Baroque to the Contemporary. Alison Girvan, vocal soloist from Nelson teams up with
raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th AStreet, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate.
addition to household and clothing items. Come and check out the many changes we have made in our store. Our regular hours are Monday and Friday 10:00 to 1:00 and Tues ,Wed, Thurs 10:00 to 4:00. We will close from Dec 17 and re-open Jan 3. We are located under Anderson Insurance Agency on Columbia Avenue. Thanks to all our valued customers and donors and our best wishes to you for the Christmas season.
ONGOING: UNTIL DEC. 24. KOOTENAY GALLERY CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE - The Kootenay Gallery
is filled with a huge selection of handcrafted items made by lo-
cal artists and artisans including metal work, wood, fiber, pottery jewellery, garden art, paintings, glass and much more.There is no admission charge so come and get a start on your Christmas list. Gallery hours Tuesday -Saturday 10-5pm December open 7 days/ week. ONGOING: WEEKLY 2 FOR 1 SALES AT THE CASTLEGAR HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TREASURE SHOP - Stop and
shop to save precious dollars over the holiday season. Enjoy monthly Silent Auction features and bid on those items dear to your hearts. The Treasure Shop will be closed Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Please note that over the Christmas holidays the Treasure Shop will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2011 until reopening Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Our volunteers and families wish for everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. Located at 210 - 11th Avenue
ONGOING: ENJOY THE GREY CUP IN GOURMET STYLE WITH SMOKED SALMON - Castlegar Sunrise 2000
Rotary Club are selling prepackaged Smoked Lox Style Sockeye Salmon in support of the Outdoor Green Gym Project. Salmon may be purchased for $15.00 for ½ lb. or $25 for 1 lb. packages. Orders are being taken until Thursday November 17th Delivery will be November 24th in time, for Grey Cup Weekend. Contact Brenda Balahura at 250365-6912 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order. ONGOING: DOUKHOBOR CENTRE WRITING CONTEST - Doukhobor
Discovery Centre Village Museum is holding a writing contest open to children, teens and adults. The subject matter is on Doukhobor migration and must be based on actual time lines. Work submitted can be poetry or short story (fact/fiction) and must be original. The deadline for submissions is May 6, 2012. Winners and prizes to be announced Jun 2012. Please bring or send your entries to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Village Museum 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar B.C., V1N-4M5. Phone 365-5327 for more information.
ONGOING: BOOK UNDER EVERY TREE - Do you have a new or gently
used book to donate for a Christmas food hamper? Drop off books between December 1 -14 to Blueberry Creek Community School, Castlegar and District Public Library, Kootenay Family Place, Robson Community School and Selkirk College Library. For more information call Margaret at 250.365.3336 or Alana at 250.304.6862. In partnership with Community Harvest Food Bank and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
ONGOING: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS - The local Toastmasters
club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Mark Sirges at 250-368-2504 or Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336.
ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB MEETS MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AT 6:15-8PM - At Twin Rivers El-
ementary for Sept. 12 to May/ June. Male or Female, ages 8 years and up. Registration at any meeting. Call senior sensei John Gibson 250-5763 or sensei James Welychko, 250-365-4920. ONGOING: TWIN RIVERS CHORALE REHEARSALS are held every Thurs-
day at 7 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (713 4th Street, Castlegar, BC, V1N 2B7). If you love to sing and want to sing both classical and contemporary music, come join the Twin Rivers Chorale. The registration fee is $30 for the entire season and you do not have to be able to read music to join the chorale. FMI contact Sarah Currie at 250-304-2529 or email@example.com.
Mondays 10am-12noon. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend time chatting and learning. At Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks)
ONGOING: ALPHA COURSE - WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? - Come
ther information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250.364.1426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250.367.0076. The November meeting will cover electronic book publishing your family history with open forum discussions on all family history and genealogy. Local family historians on hand to assist with questions and aid in research.
ONGOING: SHARING DINNER POT -
Every Tuesday at 12noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge.
NOVEMBER SR. ACTIVITIES @ COMPLEX - Mon. 10:00 Darts. 1:00
Whist, Whist on Boxing Day too; 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, !:00 Bingo, Fiday: 1:00 Crib & Bridge; Dec 9 - Christmas Dinner and Dance.
ONGOING: BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS.
Pre and postnatal program 10:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, includes lunch, supplements, resources, workshops at Kootenay Family Place.
ONGOING: CASTLEGAR A.A. MEETINGS AT THE PIONEER ARENA. Sun.
at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.)
ONGOING: MEAT DRAW - EVERYONE WELCOME. Every Saturday. Royal
Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.
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: USCC CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY meets every
ONGOING: SELKIRK WEAVERS’ AND SPINNERS’ GUILD GIFT SHOP DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISPLAYS OF HANDWOVEN WORK. Open
Runs every second Wednesday. All levels of Bluegrass players welcome. For more info call Ruth at 250-365-5538.
10 - 4 p.m. June, Saturdays and Sundays. July - mid September, Wednesday to Sunday. Located within the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Admission free to our shop. For additional information please email selkirkweavers@ gmail.com or phone 250-3658026.
ONGOING: THE WEST KOOTENAY FAMILY HISTORIANS SOCIETY meets
at 7 o’clock on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome. For fur-
Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre.
ONGOING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS CIRCLE JAM AT BLUEBERRY CREEK SCHOOL. From 6:30- 9 p.m.
ONGOING: TEENS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT? Blueberry school has a
movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201.
ONGOING: BEAKS WILDBIRD REHABILITATION CENTRE MEETING Every
3rd Thursday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Common Grounds coffeeshop in Castlegar. Our meetings are short and friendly. Contact BEAKS 250-365-3701.
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The Castlegar Community Complex was the scene of the installation of a new board on a snowy Nov. 24. It was, in fact, snowy enough to limit the number of attendees for the event which drew an estimated 75-80 representatives of local businesses. Kerry Hobbs of the Fireside Inn Hotel and Convention Centre was named as the new president of the Castlegar Chamber, taking over from outgoing president Dan Rye.
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Schedule of Events: Parade Of Lights 6:00 pm
Pictured above from left: Director Chris D’Arcy (Heritage Society); Director Chris Hopkyns (Castlegar News); Director Stefan Duda (Zellstoff Celgar); Financial Ofﬁcer Florio Vassilakakis (Element Club, Bar & Grill); Director Dan Salekin (Columbia Networks); First Vice-President Stuart Ady (Ernie’s Used Auto Parts); Second Vice-President Marcella Chernoff (Mountain FM); Director Nicole Beetstra (EZ Rock); and Director Dave McIntosh (Empac Engineering).
3rd Street &Columbia Ave (Pharmasave). To Columbia and 13th Ave (Kootenay Critters). Parade will pass twice.
Parade entry forms available at the Chamber of Commerce and City Hall
Tree Lighting and Visits with Santa at City Hall Spirit Square 6:30pm Join Castlegar City Council and Santa on stage
Companion Avalanche Rescue Course December 2 Occupational First Aid Level 1 December 3 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Refresher December 10 Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 Refresher December 11 Prenatal- Early Pregnancy December 14 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 December 16 Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 January 6 Prenatal Series January 18 Amnesty International Film Night January 19 Occupational First Aid Level 1 January 21 Confined Space L1 Pre-entry January 25 Prenatal Refresher January 25 Peace Café Non Hour Series: Connecting With our Elders January 26 Ballroom Dancing January 27 Non Violent Conflict Intervention workshop January 28 Occupational First Aid Level 3 January 30 Spanish for Travellers Level 1 January 31
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Thursday, December 1, 2011 Castlegar News
Pinnacle supports food bank with Greenification project SUBMITTED
A number of business owners from
Castlegar and beyond have come together to make Pinnacle PAC’s “Greenification” project a success. This
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Monday’s gift to the Community Harvest Food Bank marks the kick off in a series of donations Pinnacle will make on behalf of its clients. The idea is simple. In order to reduce wasted paper, Pinnacle makes a donation to a local charity on behalf of each client who chooses to receive their year end documents in electronic rather than paper format.
Val Field (fourth from left) and Andy Popoff (ﬁfth from left) accept a cheque from Pinnacle Professional Accounting for the Community Harvest Food Bank in Castlegar. Representing Pinnacle are (from left) Schuyler Holoboff, Doug Johnston, Willow Enewold, Erica Caron, and Naomi Havard. Craig Lindsay photo
Holiday Shopping Party Saturday, December 3rd 10am – 5pm At the Fireside Inn in Castlegar
Come out to treat yourself and do your holiday shopping! You’ll be supporting local business AND the gymnastics club. $3 Entrance (12 & under are free) Lots of raffle prizes to be won
Including: Celebration Central, Tupperware, Epicure, Partylight, Nicole Barry, LOL SOAPS, Discovery Toys, Everyday Style, Celina Hyson’s Feathers, Close To My Heart Scrapbooking, Passion Parties, Arbonne and Superhoops, Scentsy and Blue Sky Soaps, Tina Popoff Jewelry, Univera,Detailed Chocolate Expressions, CuddleWear, Stella and Dot Jewelry, Usborne Books, Lori’s Artwork, Four dots ~* Childrens Boutique ~*
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is “a firm believer in the whole cycle [of] supporting the community that supports you.” Of course, the beauty of this project is its two pronged approach of supporting community charities while also reducing waste. Accounting firms are usually big paper consumers. Pinnacle prides itself on its reduced ecological footprint; the company has no filing cabinets – their storage is all electronic. The Lion’s Head Pub owner, Troy Pyett, received his year end documents from Pinnacle electronically, and feels that “it may
be a small step, but if everyone does it, it’ll have a big impact.” Other clients who chose to support the Food Bank with their donations were Saber Physiotherapy, Castlegar Realty, D Bar D Riding Stables, SCL Investments, The Doukhobor Heritage Retreat Society, Grand Forks Realty, West Coast Endeavors and Sourdough Alley Holdings. In the words of Simon Laurie of Castlegar Realty, “We really appreciate the progressive approach of Pinnacle PAC towards the community and the environment, and we are happy to be on board.”
Emilee’s Gift: A Christmas story
BC Hydro is seeking to engage multiple contract Fire Fighters to support construction underway at Mica Generating Station, located 135 km north of Revelstoke, British Columbia.
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Contract ﬁre ﬁghters will be required to meet the requirements listed in Request For Proposal #1033, posted on BC Bid week of November 21, 2011. The work will include the delivery of emergency responder duties such as ﬁre ﬁghting, rescue, emergency medical, and related services at BC Hydro’s Mica Generating Station. Interested applicants should review RFP #1033 on the BC Bid website: www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.
Please note that the closing time for submissions is 11:00 a.m. PDT on December 19, 2011. No late submissions will be accepted. Optional information sessions will be held at BC Hydro’s Vernon facility (1401 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon) and at BC Hydro’s Edmonds facility (6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby). Please refer to RFP #1033 for the dates.
Now it’s time to start giving out the cash, starting with the Community Harvest Food Bank. Pinnacle PAC partners Doug Johnstone, CA and Willow Enewold, CGA believe that one of Pinnacle’s roles is to inspire business owners. They hope by helping their clients give to the community, they will help inspire a giving spirit in Castlegar’s business community at large. Darren Fowler, a local business man says he likes being able to support local charities. Kathy Sykes, owner of Tim Hortons, and another donor to the food bank, says she
“Daddy, I love Hannah so much … that’s why I want to give her to somebody else.” “I don’t understand.” “If I give Hannah to Santa, Santa can give Hannah to someone who isn’t going to get a present. Someone who isn’t … won’t have anyone to love on Christmas morning. Can we Daddy?
Please.” “Sure we can, if that’s what you want.” “Do we leave Hannah with the carrots?” “Let’s see…. Oh, I know. We’ll take Hannah downtown and leave her with the people who work in the Salvation Army building. They will tell Santa they have a gift waiting for him. On Christmas Eve Santa and his rein-
deer will stop there and pick up Hannah. Santa will know a special girl who will love having Hannah to play with.” “Daddy, why do you have tears in your eyes?” “Because you’re a real Christmas angel.” “I’m not an angel, Daddy, I don’t have any wings.”
-Lloyd Atkins, Vernon, BC
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Christmas at the Library Come celebrate the holidays with entertainment and light refreshments! Santa visits the library! 11:00 am Tuesday, December 6th
Meghan & Cathy Bogle 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 13th Sing Christmas songs
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â€œI need the patch, but I am having trouble getting through on the phone to sign up!â€? Ian (not his real name) said. The 42 year-old construction worker, a smoker since age 16, was finding it difficult to register with the new BC Smoking Cessation program. â€œDonâ€™t give up!â€? I said, sympathetically. The new provincial program that provides coverage for stop-smoking aids to British Columbians has been wildly popular since its launch on September 30. It makes sense. Smokers have said for years that the cost of smoking cessation medications is one of the biggest barriers to quitting. Now that the province is helping to offset the costs people are signing up in droves. Unfortunately that success has meant waiting a little to get through to HealthLinkBC, but wait times are getting shorter, especially in the evenings between 7 and 10 p.m., and on weekends. How does it work? By calling HealthlinkBC at 811, people can register to receive up to twelve weeks of free nicotine patches or gum per year. Or, they can access PharmaCare coverage for medications like Zyban or Champix, with a doctorâ€™s prescription. People donâ€™t need to call 811 to register for the prescription drugs. The actual financial coverage depends on their PharmaCare plan. So is a patch or pill a magic bullet? Itâ€™s always a good idea to discuss medications with your doctor. But research shows that when a person is ready to quit, stop-smoking medications can double the chances of success. And theyâ€™re even more effective when used in combination with counselling or other supports. Thatâ€™s where QuitNow Services fits in. QuitNow is free, confidential and available 24/7. People can join an online community forum with other quitters, get confidential advice by phone or sign up to receive quit tips by text. QuitNow and HealthLinkBC have partnered to ensure a seamless customer experience between the two services, with good results. In the first seven weeks, more than 7,000 people have been engaged with QuitNow Services through the phone, web or text messaging. Ian phoned me again with an update. â€œCalling in the evening worked,â€? he said. He now had a reference number to take to his local pharmacy, and will pick up his patches this weekend. â€œGreat news,â€? I said, â€œand remember, however you decide to go about it, never quit quitting!â€?
The local Canadian Tire outlet was in line for Power Sense Excellence Award for energy-saving steps made at the store. A presentation was made on November 25. â€œItâ€™s for those customers who have saved over 100,000 kilowatt hours,â€? said Doug Lamminen, Power Sense Technical Advisor with Fortis BC. He pointed out that the Castlegar Canadian Tire outlet had actually saved 212,000 kilowatt hours over a one-year period. â€œWe had older haloid lamps and fixtures,â€? informed local Canadian Tire Franchisee Bob Saari. â€œWeâ€™d taken the opportunity to replace every light fixture in the store and our warehouse system, our service garage and all of our offices. As a result of the change thereâ€™ll be a significant payback, over time, of course.â€? The cost of the changeover was $165,000. â€œWeâ€™re very pleased that Fortis BC has supported us in this initiative,â€? he concluded.
Pictured for the occasion are, above from left, Doug Lamminen of Fortis BC, Bob and Kerry Saari of Canadian Tire. Jim Sinclair photo
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Bluegrass get-together The turnout was decent and the sound was tremendous for bluegrass performance night at the Blueberry School gym on Nov. 25. A number of different combinations pleased the crowd including (above left, from left) Rudy Krause, Greg Sahlstrom, Helen Bullock, Harvey Muller, and Eva Mohn. Obscured in photo is banjo player Don Caissie. Taking their turn at the microphone that night, pictured in photo above, right, from left, are: Cara Gallo, Nick and Ruth Kozub and Annette Waywood. Jim Sinclair photos
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Ambience is warm and welcoming at Lion’s Head Pub JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor
To suggest the Lion’s Head Smoke and Brew has an impressive physical presence would be to understate things. The imposing, southfacing building happens to be situated near the foot of one of the most spectacular geological features in the area – the majestic rock formation the pub is named for. The folks running the establishment definitely had some solid assets to work with when they took over about two and a half years ago. They’ve made the most of their energy, work ethic and fondness for people. “We opened the pub on July 1, 2009 and have been operating it ever since,” described Troy Pyett on Nov. 28. He explained how it had been operated as a pub but had been closed for about eight months before he got involved with it. The Kelowna native can trace his local history to 2002 when he arrived in the Castlegar area as a for-
Your hosts, Troy and Carly.
It’s not likely anyone can miss the Lion’s Head Pub in Robson. What’s important is to see what’s offered on the inside. Jim Sinclair photos
est fire fighter. Troy’s fiancé Carly (Hadfield) is from Victoria, he related. “We met travelling around in Southeast Asia. I brought her here about six years ago.” The two got into the business of serving the public with a lot of idealism and great intentions. Troy had little in the way of related experience although Carly did have
some formal business training in her background. She also “grew up in the pub industry,” according to Troy, “at Spinnaker’s – Canada’s oldest in-house brew pub.” Both knew that the building and it’s location were loaded with potential, and they could clearly envision what they wanted to create. “We definitely wanted to do B.C. craft beers,
we wanted to have really good quality homemade food. We wanted to have a really welcoming atmosphere... where people walk in and it’s warm... a place they feel they can spend some time... and have that ambience they’re looking for,” said Troy. The couple continues to find affirmation in their decision to becoming professional hosts. Each is outgoing, with a genuine
desire to please. “We really enjoy entertaining, and seeing people enjoy the product of our labours,” Troy explained. “Carly’s a fantastic cook and she likes hosting parties and having people over. That sort of all transcended into the business. “We’ve made some really good friends and the communities of Castlegar and Robson have embraced us,” Troy was happy to relate. “Some of the things that people have done to help us personally with the business... they’ve gone above and beyond.
“We’re just blown away by the reaction from the community.” Week in, week out, the Lion’s Head Pub stands at the ready, like an official “Welcome to Robson” landmark. The choice food and refreshments can always be counted on along with the homey atmosphere. There are plenty of special events on the calendar as well as an increasing schedule of live entertainment – local favourites Phil and Kevin, for example... set to perform this Saturday night.
Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree – How lovely are your branches MARYANN COULES Submitted
The Castlegar Rotary Club’s Christmas trees have arrived! Both cultured and natural trees are available for sale at the Castlegar Community Complex. Prices start at $20 for natural trees, and $35 for cultured trees. Hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. To keep your tree fresh, cut two inches off the bottom before putting it into the stand. This will help your tree absorb water. Water your tree daily, and keep it away from heat sources such as radiators or fireplaces. Make sure to unplug your Christmas tree lights when leaving the house or before going to bed. Proceeds from the Christmas tree sales
Kim Morris and Bob Chapman are two of the Castlegar PM Rotarians selling trees. Dani Wah (far right), of SHSS is selling tickets for the tree disposal service that will support the 2012 dry grad. Craig Lindsay photo
benefit local and international projects. All about Christmas Trees • The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.
• The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. • Two to three seedlings are planted for every harvested Christmas tree. • 98 per cent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms. • 77 million Christmas trees are planted each year. • Christmas trees generally take six to eight years to mature. • Using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to the middle of the 17th century. • Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. • Christmas tree lights were first mass produced in 1890. • The best selling trees are Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and White Pine.
• Other types of trees such as cherry and hawthorns were used as Christmas trees in the past. • Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air. • An acre of Christmas trees provides for the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people. • Artificial trees will last for six years in your home, but for centuries in a landfill. • The tallest living Christmas tree is believed to be the 122-foot, 91-year-old Douglas fir. This coniferous colossus is located in the town of Woodinville, Washington.
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Get ready for the food drive The Robson Fire Department will be doing a food drive on Dec. 3. Members will be going door to door in the Robson area to collect food as well as toys (new in box only) and cash donations as well. People can also drop off food, toys and donations to the Robson Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day. Submitted photo
Clink for the cure The recent Clink For The Cure fund raiser event was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Trail Branch on November 19 An evening ďŹ lled with music, laughter, live auction and lovely desserts, the event raised over $5,100 for Canadian Cancer Society support Programs. To learn more about these programs in your community visit www.cancer.ca. Among the crowd was a group of the Kootenay Robusters pictured here. A great time was had by all! Submitted photo
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Exposure to a common cleaning solvent is associated with a host of adverse effects, like headaches and neurological problems spected peer-reviewed journal, found that some fabrics retain PERC after dry cleaning. This is especially true for wool, and to a lesser extent for polyester and cotton, although not silk. It takes up to a week for garments to release half of the PERC they retain, whether or not they are wrapped in dry cleaners’ plastic wrap. Worse, with repeated dry cleaning, PERC builds up even farther in wool, (although not in cotton, polyester, or silk). Although the study was small, it raises serious questions about how consumers should handle freshly dry cleaned clothing, especially if made of wool. The study authors note that a pair of adult wool trousers may contain around 30,000 square centimetres of material. They calculate that such a pair of trousers could contain up to 160 mg of PERC after repeated cleaning. If such items were worn once every three days, the wearer could absorb three or more
mg of PERC through the skin in a year. Ten recently cleaned wool items in a sealed closet at room temperature could release up to 50 parts per million (ppm) of PERC into the air for a week. Four recently (and repeatedly) cleaned wool sweaters could pollute the air in a warm car by up to 126 ppm! Admittedly, these are preliminary calculations, based on a single study, but it’s amazing that the issue has been so little studied. If these predicted pollution levels were reached, they would far exceed the levels that the European Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL) recommends for occupational exposure by healthy adults: 20 ppm for an eight hour time-weighted average) and 40 ppm for a short-term exposures (maximum 15 minutes.) And occupational standards are not designed to protect children, babies, and other highly sensitive people, so residential standards usually have to be more stringent. Canada doesn’t set any standards for human exposure to PERC from sources like dry cleaned clothing, or in homes, and isn’t doing anything to phase PERC out. (California banned PERC from use in dry-cleaning. Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved California’s regulations, the
ban will become enforceable in 2023). We do, however, have some regulations about PERC in the natural environment. For example, PERC, which persists and accumulates in the environment, is listed as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). Accordingly, federal regulations governing PERC in dry cleaning operations ban use of PERC-containing spotting agents, require newer and more efficient dry-cleaning machines, and require better collection and disposal of PERC residue and wastewater. Dry cleaners, importers and recyclers of PERC must keep detailed records and submit yearly reports to the Environment Minister. The regulations were even enforced
Keep your distance from freshly dry-cleaned clothes, especially wool. Put them in the trunk of the car, not the back seat, and open the window. once. In 2007, Master Cleaners Ltd. of Charlottetown was convicted of failing to store PERC properly and of lacking appropriate wastewater treatment, risking the release of PERC into
the environment. The company was fined a modest $4000. Health Canada’s health-based and aesthetic Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality set maximum acceptable PERC concentrations at 0.03 mg/L, a level followed by the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards (O.Reg. 169/03). The U.S. standard is much more stringent, 0.005 mg/L. A new Canadian guideline value, at least a year away, may finally catch up. So what can consumers do? • Keep your distance from freshly dry-cleaned clothes, especially wool. Put them in the trunk of the car, not the back seat, and open the window. Hang them somewhere away from the family to air out for a few days, not in the bedroom. • Choose cleaners that use processes that do not contain PERC. These include wet cleaning, solvents like silicon, liquid carbon dioxide, and certain hydrocarbons. Check out the list of green dry cleaners in your area from the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention. These facilities offer environmentally preferable cleaning processes, are collecting/ reusing hangers and recycling plastic bags, and • We think we’ll hand wash our sweaters. -Dianne Saxe Jackie Campbell www.ecostrategy.ca
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Perchloroethylene (also called tetrachloroethylene, PCE or PERC) is a common dry cleaning solvent. It is also used in textile processing and degreasing Exposure to this chemical is associated with a host of adverse effects, like headaches and neurological problems. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified it as a Group 2A carcinogen, which means that it is probably carcinogenic to humans. Like many chlorinated hydrocarbons, tetrachloroethene is a central nervous system depressant and can enter the body through the skin, or by inhalation. Tetrachloroethene dissolves fats from the skin, potentially resulting in skin irritation. Animal studies and a study of 99 twins by Dr. Samuel Goldman and researchers at the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California concluded exposure to Tetrachloroethlene increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. It is a common environmental pollutant of soil and groundwater, especially near past and present drycleaners, and vast sums are spent to clean it up. So we were struck by a recent study that shows PERC residues
building up in some drycleaned clothes. The study, published in a well-re-
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All they want for Christmas is a home. The BC SPCA is trying to find “forever homes” for hundreds of homeless animals during the month of December through its Home for the Holidays pet adoption drive.
SPCA shelters, adoption centres and volunteer-run branches currently have 4,000 homeless cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, rabbits and small animals in care. “What better gift to give a homeless animal than a caring family and a warm home?” says Lorie Chortyk,
general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “The SPCA strongly discourages giving pets as gifts. But if an individual or family has carefully considered their decision and the responsibility of a new pet, the holidays can be an optimum time to adopt. Families are
more likely to be off work or school during the holidays and have more time to spend with each other and with their new companion animal.” Chortyk says it is sad to think of animals having to spend the holidays at a shelter. “Our staff and volunteers do an outstanding job of
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SHSS jr. volleyball wraps up year
Kelsey Matson of SHSS junior girls volleyball squad prepares to receive the ball in volleyball play-off action in Nelson. CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
The Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) junior girls volleyball team wrapped up their season with a sixth place
finish at the West Kootenay zone tournament. “I thought we played well,” said grade 10 player Kelsey Matson. “We had good serving and did everything well.”
The girls won one, lost one, and tied one and finished second in their pool. In the crossover, they lost to Boundary Central from Midway. SHSS won their final game over L.V. Rogers of
Nelson in the consolation side to finish sixth. “We had a pretty good season,” said Matson. “We gained more respect from other teams than in previous years. We
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The Kootenay Swim Club returned home from the Kelowna Aquajets Fall Classic Swim Meet with a trophy in their hands for outstanding performances from a small team. “It was a very impressive start to the 2011/2012 season all the swimmers came home with best times and a lot to be proud of. I feel that the club is stepping in the right direction and I am very excited
to see how the rest of the season is going to play out”, says head coach Dustin Boyachek. Leading the pack was James Pilla taking the top spots in 100m and 50m freestyle, 2nd in 100m and 50m backstroke and placing 3rd in 50m butterfly his performance was an eye opener. Gabrielle Hanvold made impressive waves, winning the 50m fly and placing in the top five in five events, starting her short course season
with a bang. New comer, Maneet Natt, who has joined the team after swimming with one of the larger clubs, the Kamloops Classics, swam best times in her events wiping 13 seconds off her 400m IM and placing in the top eight for two of her events. Sydney Wetter had the strongest performances of her swimming career with best times in all 8 of her events and swimming in finals, seeking a AA time. Hannah Devries and Tenysha Ross
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Participating Source For Sports® stores across Canada including Castlegar sharpened thousands of pairs of skates this month to raise funds for concussion awareness. Collectively, over $19,500.00 for the stopconcussions.com cause. Led by Keith Primeau, former Philadelphia flyers captain, the goal of stopconcussions.com is to eduleft to right: Brad Hause, President Source for Sports, and cate players, coaches, trainKerry Goulet, Executive Director and Co-Founder for Stop- ers and parents involved in concussions.com Submitted photo any sport, about concussion prevention, identifica-
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Today as both of you look back with happiness and pride Upon the ﬁfty cherished years That you’ve spent side by side, May every memory that you share Of dreams you’ve seen come true, Help make this special Golden day A happy one for you! On Your Golden Anniversary December 2, 1961 Happy 50th Mom and Dad! All our Love, Lori, Jay, Kyla & Jessica Debbie, Rob, Katie & Connor
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DAMNED NATIONS: GREED, GUNS, ARMIES AND AID Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian and a leading authority on the impact of war on civilians. She is a medical doctor and a founder of War Child, an international humanitarian organization. This lecture is part of her national tour of her new book: Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, released on October 25, 2011. This lecture is co-sponsored by Otter Books in Nelson.
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gar and Osoyoos played last year and there are lots Castlegar News Reporter of rivalry.” Steve Sasyniuk scored It was a big weekend both goals for the Coyotes for the Castlegar Rebels. and was named first star. The Rebs won twice on New Rebel netminder the road including a douJordan Gluck picked up ble-overtime winner over the win in his first game Okanagan Division leadwith Castlegar against his ing Osoyoos Coyotes. The old team. (see story page club also saw the return of XX) the sharp-shooting stick In Summerland on Friof Scott Morisseau. The day, Castlegar took a 3-1 Rebels are 8-2 in their last lead after one period ten games and are with goals from Stuart four points behind Walton, Tyler Jones, Beaver Valley in the and Morisseau with Eddie Mountain Dihis first of three. vision. Summerland scored “We played well,” two early goals in the said Rebel’s coach second stanza to tie the Steve Junker. “Walscore up, but then the ton, Andrews, and Rebels went on a tear Morrisseau played with six unanswered well all weekend. goals to win easily 9-3. We had strong conScoring in the second tributions from sevfor Castlegar were Deeral different playlong, Morisseau with ers.” his second and third, Morisseau, who and Jones with his seccame to Castlegar in ond. an off-season trade, “The confidence is finally showed why slowing coming back,” he is the defending said Morisseau. “It KIJHL MVP and felt a lot more fun out two-time scoring there. Both my linechampion. MorisScott Morisseau led the Rebels to mates, Stuart (Walton) seau led the Rebels two weekend wins. and Arthur (Andrews), to a 9-3 blow-out Craig Lindsay photo it’s pretty easy playwin over the Suming with them. There’s merland Steam with a hat-trick and three as- the assist. Morisseau had lots of open ice out there. sists on Saturday. On a good start to his great Summerland’s not one Friday, the 20 year-old weekend for the Rebs as of the strongest teams in winger scored a goal and well, scoring once and the league, but it felt good an assist in the 3-2 double assisting on a goal by Ar- putting up the points.” Third period goals overtime win over the Os- thur Andrews. Morisseau was rewarded for his ef- from Andrews and Erik oyoos Coyotes. “It was definitely a dif- forts with the game’s sec- Alden sealed the game for the Rebels. ferent weekend for me,” ond all-star. Castlegar netminder “It was a big game,” said Morisseau. “I’ve been Beauchamp below expectations so said Morisseau. “It was a Connor far. It was fun to put up a lot of fun. The whole team stopped 20 of 23 shots to few points (against Sum- came out and played well. get the win. The Rebels have two merland), but I think the It was great chipping in Osoyoos game was a lot and helping out the team games at home this weekmore fun for everyone in and being part of the win. end: Friday against Princthe dressing room includ- It felt like a play-off game eton and Saturday against out there. I know Castle- Golden. ing myself.” CRAIG LINDSAY
Winning on the road is difficult. Winning in double overtime? almost impossible. Yet the Rebels managed that feat against Osoyoos on Friday, the team that knocked Castlegar out of the playoffs last season. Tyler Robinson got the gamewinning goal with nine seconds left in the second overtime period with Anthony Delong picking up
— KIJHL STANDINGS — Kootenay Conference NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM
GP 26 27 28 26 26
Beaver Valley Castlegar Nelson Spokane Grand Forks
W 21 18 17 10 1
L 5 7 9 15 25
T 0 0 0 1 0
PTS 42 38 36 21 2
GF 170 112 143 101 56
GA 85 66 91 123 238
Kootenay Conference EDDIE MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM Fernie Kimberley Creston Valley Golden Columbia Valley
GP 26 22 25 23 28
W 20 16 12 11 1
L 5 5 11 11 26
OTL 1 1 2 1 1
0 0 0 0 0
PTS 41 33 26 23 3
GA 61 50 93 85 192
118 114 122 90 63
Okanagan/Shuswap Conference DOUG BIRKS DIVISION TEAM GP Kamloops 28 Revelstoke 24 North Okanagan 26 Sicamous 24 Chase 26
W 23 18 16 9 1
L 3 5 9 13 24
T 0 0 0 1 1
OTL 2 1 1 1 0
PTS 48 37 33 20 3
GF 137 124 106 84 61
GA 84 77 86 89 165
Okanagan/Shuswap Conference OKANAGAN DIVISION TEAM
GP 27 24 24 26 26
Osoyoos Princeton Penticton Kelowna Summerland
W 15 13 12 11 8
L 9 9 9 14 18
T 1 1 1 0 0
OTL 2 1 2 1 0
PTS 33 28 27 23 16
GF 122 103 83 105 101
GA 92 85 80 110 163
— REBEL SCORING — PLAYER Stuart Walton Anthony Delong Arthur Andrews Tyler Robinson Scott Morisseau
# 7 16 25 24 15
GOALIES # Connor Beauchamp 1 Jordan Gluck 31
Pos. F F F F F GP 18 12
GP 26 26 26 26 13 W 10 7
L 6 3
12 20 10 10 7
29 18 16 16 12
T 0 0
GA 47 30
PTS 41 38 26 26 19 SO 1 1
GAA 2.70 2.74
PIM 54 75 44 53 14 SV% 89.89 90.88
Statistics updated Tuesday, Nov. 29
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Curling season gets into in full swing CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
Curling season in Castlegar is off and running with all leagues started up and in action. The club has seperate leagues in junior, mixed, masters, mens and ladies. There are 204 curlers in Castlegar and several more on the spare list ranging in age from eight to 85. “We’ve got a very strong club. We’re doing very well,” said Bob Maloff,
“A lot of the seniors are really good volunteers. Everyone chips in and helps and that’s what makes the club a good viable club.” The junior club has a strong base with around 20 curlers under 18 years-old. The curling club is set to host several different bonspiels throughout the winter, starting with the Junior Zone Championships, which take place at the rink on Dec. 10/11. Other upcoming events are: 70+ Zone Championships,
Jan. 6/7; 60+ Zone Championships, Jan. 27-29; Mixed Bonspiel, Jan. 20-22; Men’s Groundhog Bonspiel, Feb. 3/4; Masters Bonspiel, Feb. 9-11; Ladies Barbee, March 2-4. Maloff said people are still welcome to join up and can do so by calling the club at 250365-6666. “Curling is fun at all ages,” he said. “There’s the camaraderie of the curlers, the socializing, getting out and getting exercise. “It’s always a good time.”
Walter Holuboff throws the rock as teammates Helga Skibinski and Lawrence Popoff get ready to sweep. Craig Lindsay photo
Mighty Mallards pick up bronze
The Castlegar Mighty Mallards Pee Wee house team played at the Beaver Valley hockey tournament this past weekend. The team took on the host team Friday night and tied 2-2. On Saturday, the Mallards beat Elk Valley 4-2, Kelowna Sharks 6-4, and in the bronze medal game, toppled Kelowna Flyers 6-0. Submitted photo
Lawrence Popoff (left) and Mark Shingler sweep as skip Helga Skibinski urges them on in Masters league action at the Castlegar Curling Club. Craig Lindsay photo
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Castlegar News Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hoop girls from SH ready for season CRAIG LINDSAY
Castlegar News Carrier of the Month
Colleen Colleen Webb - Morrison Webb Morrison Colleen received a gift certiﬁcate to the Castlegar Rec Centre.
Castlegar News Reporter
With volleyball season ending, basketball teams at Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) are set to take centre stage. The girls program at SHSS has struggled in recent years with both having enough players and being competitive; however, that looks to be changing with a pair of ex-university players at the helm. Gord and Kim MatCoaches Gord and Kim Matson look on as daughters Michelle (with the ball) and Kelsey and son, who both played at teammate Leeza Perehudoff (far left) practice their moves at basketball practice Monday. the University of British Craig Lindsay photo Columbia, are overseewith a tournament at in three years. Two and Marisa Evdokimo- know they only won ing the girls side of the J.L. Crowe on Dec. 9 grade 11 girls did prac- ff ). They were almost one game. They worked basketball program at tice with the team last like a pair of assistant really hard and were reand 10. SHSS. The busy couple ally committed.” “We had a really year so the Matsons are coaches.” will be coaching both With daughters After winning only good turnout,” said hoping to get the senior the grade 8 and the one game last year Kelsey in grade 10 and Kim, a teacher at Kin- girls several games. junior team. Several “We had two se- with a mostly grade 9 Michelle in grade 8, naird Park Elementary. seniors will practice “I expect more to come niors that were super- line-up, the junior girls both over six feet tall, with the junior team in out. We haven’t had a committed,” said Kim. team should be much anchoring their rehopes of playing some spective teams, look grade 8 team in four “They came out to improved this year. games too. “It was a really nice for SHSS to challenge years - so that’s excit- pretty much every juThe teams began nior practice support- group to work with,” the top West Kootenay ing.” practice Monday at the The school also has ing us and helping us said Kim. “To watch teams throughout the school. The junior girls not had a senior team out (Laura Monsen them play, you’d never year. team will start play
From the Big Apple to the big mountains - new Rebel goalie ready for challenge CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
For debuts, new Rebel acquisition Jordan Gluck couldn’t ask for more: A double overtime win over his former team in their building. Gluck, a goaltender, turned away 28 of 30 shots to get the win for Castlegar against the Osoyoos Coyotes. “It was definitely an interesting experience,” he said. “It was fun. It was weird, in my first game for Osoyoos I played in
Castlegar and my first game on Castlegar was playing in Osoyoos. It was fun playing against my former team. It was nice to get the win; I would’ve been upset if we didn’t.” Gluck called upon his experience in practice against his former Coyote teammates. “One of their better players (Thierry Martine) came down on a break-away and I remembered everything he used to do in practice,” said Gluck.
“He did one of the same moves he always did and that helped me out. Of course, they also had a bit of an advantage knowing my tendencies. So I think it kind of cancelled out.” Gluck had a strong game turning away 28 of 30 Coyote shots. Although he has only been with the team for a week, the New York product likes the squad. “I like it a lot,” he said. “It’s a young group. It seems like the team is coming
together. I’m glad to come over to another quality team.” Coming to the interior of B.C. has been quite an adjustment for Gluck, who grew up 20 minutes outside of New York City. “It’s been a fun experience coming up here,” he said. “A lot of different people and a different lifestyle. But I love how everyone is very passionate about hockey.”
Gluck said although there is plenty of hockey available in the Big Apple, it’s not as popular. “There’s a lot of hockey players and hockey fans in New York,” he said. “But people’s interests are more spread out with baseball, football, and basketball. There’s a lot of different things going on. Whereas up here hockey is king.”
Castlegar News Reporter
The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team was hoping for a win heading into December; unfortunately, Okanagan College had other plans.
Okanagan, behind the strength of a five assist evening from Chris Glen, beat the visiting Saints in Kelowna 6-3 on Saturday. Scoring for Selkirk were Andrew Green, Jordan Wood, and
Garret Kucher. Selkirk faces off against Thompson Rivers University on Dec. 3 and 4 in Kamloops in the teams final games before the exam and Christmas break.
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Roy Cecil Coleman Roy Cecil Coleman passed away at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, BC, Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at the age of 84. His passing was peaceful, with family by his side. Roy was an only child, born to Henry and Verda Coleman March 5, 1927, in Nelson. He spent his childhood at Deer Park, and his early adulthood at Syringa Creek, where he ran a general store, a boarding house, and a rental business. In 1966, Roy, his wife Eileen, and their children moved to Castlegar, where he worked as a safety boat man during the construction of the Kinnaird bridge. That same year he founded Coleman Excavating Ltd., and was joined by his two eldest sons in operating the business. Roy loved to travel in his RV and on cruise ships. He is survived by his children: Craig (Gaye) Coleman, Lorne (Bev) Coleman, Cheryl (Bill) Babakaiﬀ, Keith (Mira) Coleman, Karla (Dave) Melsted, 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Roy was predeceased by his wife Eileen and both of his parents. A funeral service was held on November 26, 2011, at the Castlegar United Church with Reverend Ann Pollock oﬃciating. Sarah Greenwood of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Merritt and the staﬀ of Castleview for their kindness and care. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations in Roy’s memory may be made to the Castlegar Hospice Society, #18 - 709 10th Street, Castlegar, 250-304-1266.
Carol Ellen Fritz
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Ellen Fritz on November 17th, 2011 with her loving husband Dennis by her side. Carol was born in Great Falls, Montana but lived her life throughout the western United States until she met her husband Dennis in 1978. They immediately fell in love and were married on September 25th, 1981 in Grand Forks, BC where they were lucky enough to share Carol’s passions for cooking, camping, painting, church, volunteering and the rescue and care of animals together. Carol leaves her husband of 30 years, Dennis Fritz, 9 children; Wendy (Dan) Johnson, Lindy (Sarah) Hanson, Lance (Kelly) Fritz, Perry (Delores) Hanson, Terri (Jeﬀ) Hanson, Debbie (Alexander) Arabia, Kenny Hanson, Debbie (Pat) Hanson and Melody (Michael) MacKinnon. She will also be greatly missed by her 14 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren, many other family members, friends, camping buddies, her Church family and her wonderful neighbors. There will be a celebration of life at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at the Castlegar Christian Fellowship Church - 1801 Connors Road, Castlegar, B.C.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Orthopedic Surgeon’s ofﬁce seeking a new member to join our team. This is an extremely busy environment. Duties will include handling patient inquiries and bookings, records management, and administrative functions as required. Medical transcription and previous experience working with an EMR an asset. Candidate must possess strong organizational and time-management skills. This position requires a team-player who maintains extreme attention-to-detail. Resumes can be submitted to: 305 – 1101 Dewdney Ave Trail BC V1R 4T1 24375
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Reporting to the Director, Stakeholder Relations and Communications, the Communications and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator is responsible for promoting Columbia Power’s projects, image, reputation, and building community and media relationships in a positive and effective manner. This position coordinates communications between Columbia Power departments and staff as well as external partners, stakeholders and contractors and is also responsible for ensuring consistent messaging and branding for the corporation. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Communications or a related discipline with at least four years experience working with the media or in a public relations/corporate communications environment. The candidate must have knowledge and understanding of corporate communications, media relations, and public presentation techniques and be experienced in the production of a variety of communication materials, such as media releases and newsletters. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at www.columbiapower.org for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is December 5, 2011. Please refer to Job #1110 when submitting your application.
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Finest Fan attends Grey Cup in style
Gibson’s Finest Fan Pam Johnston meets B.C. Lions’ star quarterback Travis Lulay. CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
CFL super-fan Pam Johnston from Thrums is just getting her voice back after a long weekend of cheering. Having her beloved B.C. Lions in the Grey Cup was exciting enough, getting a chance to watch the game in person was gravy. Johnston and her
husband Billy had even signed up as event volunteers. For kicks, she entered Gibson’s Whiskey’s Finest CFL Fan Competition. “You had to submit pics, videos, and a writeup as to why you are your team’s finest fan,” she said. “I am a crazy B.C. Lions fan.” Out of hundreds of
Johnston (middle, orange shirt) and other Gibson’s Finest Fans take a photo with CFL stars (from left) Jovan Johnson, Winnipeg; Kevin Glenn, Hamilton; Chris Williams, Hamilton; and Jerome Messam, Edmonton. Submitted photos
entries, Johnston was chosen as a finalist along with three other Lions’ fans. After that, the contestants were voted on by the public through Facebook. “You did whatever it took to get votes,” said Johnston. “I placed first to represent the BC Lions and third overall, beaten by a Rider fan and a Bomber fan.”
Johnston won airfare for two, four nights accommodation at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, two Grey Cup tickets on the 50 yard line, and an event pass. “My most memorable moment, other than the Grey Cup win, of course, was the event put on by Gibson’s,” she said. At the pre-game event, Johnston got the opportunity
to meet and chat with many CFL stars from the past and present. “I met Travis Lulay, Anthony Calvillo, Wally Buono, Paul MacCallum, and more,” she said. “I was honoured to present the Gibson’s Finest CFL player award to Rookie of the Year Chris Williams from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.” During Parade Day,
she even got the chance to meet rock superstar Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed. “It was unbelievable,” said Johnston. “This trip to a CFL football fan was like Disneyland to others. It was just a spectacular show. It was incredible. It still seems so surreal. And my Lions are Grey Cup champs!! Woot, woo!!”
Columbia Power thanks community with free skate
Craig Lindsay photos
Enthusiastic skaters from all ages participated in Columbia Power Corporation’s free skate at the Castlegar Community Complex on Sunday afternoon.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 Castlegar News
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#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600
101 Kootenay St. North (250) 426-8927
Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258
Published on Dec 1, 2011