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Putting a best face forward Facial adornment is always a popular activity at festive public events, and the 100th birthday party at Glade lase weekend was no exception. These were four faces that answered an invitation to pose. The girls are, from left, Natasha, Enya, Alexa and Jessy see page 2.


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Mercer International has released its latest financial report for the Zellstoff Celgar Mill in Castlegar and the news is good. “I think the second quarter was reasonably positive,� said Mercer

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union representatives including Lee. The mill was purchased in 2005 by Mercer International and renamed Zellstoff Celgar in keeping with the naming of it’s other two mills, which are in Germany. “The Celgar Mill ran well in the second quarter, albeit we had about 11 days of maintenance shutdown and significant refurbishment of the

turbine which was earlier then we originally expected,� said Lee. “When we opened it up it looked like we needed to do it. I think it could’ve created significant issues if we didn’t do that.

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Young at heart, Fred Schulhoh of Zone 4 is the oldest competitor registered for the swimming event of the B.C. Senior Games to be held at the Trail Aquatic Centre, August 18 – 20.

In his soft lilt of his mixed-European accent, Fred relates that he was born in 1919, and moved to Ireland as a refugee from war-torn Europe in the 1930s. He attended the University College of Dublin, graduating as a Chemical Engineer.

In 1958, Fred emigrated once more, this time bringing his family to Vancouver. He worked first for B.C. Hydro and finally for the consulting firm, Sandwell, for 22 years. During this time, Fred swam only for pleasure.

It was not until the Senior Games in the year 2000, when a friend invited Although he learned to swim as a him to watch the Games, that Fred toddler in the pools to decided to resume his competitive in Innsbruck, Auscareer – at only 81 years of age. tria, tr his competitive career began with Fred competes in the freestyle and c the th college team. He breaststroke events, as well as helpalso a swam at a Na- ing his Zone 4 team in the relay tional level in Ireland, events. Although he has little competi winning both silver tition in his age group, he races with w and a bronze medals much younger competitors as his in breaststroke. times are comparable!

Despite his years, Fred has the physic of an athlete – abs at 92. He also radiates the appearance of a contented gentleman, his wedding ring of 64 years on his left hand and his iron ring denoting his P. Eng. designation on his right-hand pinkie finger. Maybe his life philosophy is responsible: live for each day and each day do the best you can. Fred is an inspiration for all the “younger” senior participants – you are never too old to begin and never to old to participate.

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Layton situation looked at by MP Atamanenko JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

An unexpected announcement from leader Jack Layton created a stir among the federal New Democratic Party early last week. Surprise and sadness, in fact was expressed across the country, across party lines and various levels of government following the revelation that he would be stepping aside temporarily in order to deal with a newly diagnosed form of cancer. The leader had already been largely successful in a battle against prostate cancer. As the week came to a close and Layton’s choice, Quebec MP Nycole Turmel was named as the party’s interim leader, the federally and provincially-elected New Democrats in this area were contacted for comment on the situation. “I felt shocked and surprised,” said B.C. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko when asked of his reaction. “This was totally unexpected. It is because of Jack that we did so well in the last election, especially in Quebec. Thanks to his efforts as leader, the Party is where it is today. As for the overall sentiments among party members, the MP said, “There was a feeling of solidarity and lots

certainly had a sense of pride watching them speak out for social justice. L a y t o n’s stand-in? I did not know much about her other than the fact that she might be a distant relative of one NDP leader Jack Layton of my good and speaks to the press in late friends, the fact that July. Nathan Denette/Canadian Press she was Presiphoto dent of the Public Service of emotion. During Alliance. She is our meeting in Ot- also our caucus chair, tawa we had a chance is fully bilingual, and to listen to Jack as he has functioned very spoke to us on the well in that capacity. phone and also to speak and express our feelings. It was like a big family meeting when members come together and support each other. All of us exAlex Atamanenko pressed our file photo unequivocal support for Nycole I believe she will do Turmel as interim a good job as interleader.” im leader. As a past Related changes? union national presiThere has not been dent, she has worked much change for me with people from all other than I lost my over the country and, agriculture portfolio. I believe, understands The House of Com- our different regions. mons is certainly dif- We have to remember ferent with all of us that she is not alone. there. The debate She is supported by on the Canada Post two very experienced back-to-work legis- deputy leaders, a lation showed how strong executive, exdedicated, skilled cellent staff and many and informed all of experienced MPs. our new MPs are. I

Realignment coming for Twin Rivers gateway JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Castlegar City Council, in a special meeting on July 28 gave the go-ahead for work to double the entrance and exit options from the Twin Rivers Estates near the southern edge of the city. In and out of the development at 3805 Columbia Avenue had been limited to a right-in, right-out scenario even though a full movement intersection had been part of the original design. In the accompanying report by the Department of Transportation and Civic Works (D of T&CW), however, it was outlined how concerns from the CPR and Ministry of Transportation had influenced the decision to build the intersection in it’s current form. Since the initial design and construction phase of the development in 2008/09 the City of Castlegar has apparently been persistent in lobbying for a change to the intersection. “The City was able to prove to the approving authorities,” states the report, in part, “that a full movement intersection was in the best interests of all.” Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, following the July 28 session said the move will add to the safety at the intersection because motorists have been going in and out however they choose, anyway. “We’ve worked on this thing for three years

Legal turning options are about to double at the entrance/exit to Twin Rivers Estates.

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to finally get it resolved,” His Worship related. “You’ll be able to make a left out of there now. People have been doing it illegally, which is all the more dangerous.” The mayor indicated the sight lines along that particular stretch of highway are good and that he could never understand the rationale behind the right-in, right-out designation. The contract for the alteration, in the amount of $47,735 plus HST goes to the only bidder – Civil Tech Services Ltd. of Castlegar.

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Which of course meant that we weren’t generating the level of power that we would’ve expected because I think the turbine was down for about three weeks or so... far in excess of the shutdown for the mill,” said Lee. “Power income was lower than what we would’ve expected but that was due to maintenance.” The Celgar Mill was scheduled for turbine maintenance in 2012, but when opened up it was decided to proceed with maintenance plans a year ahead of time. “The opening up of the turbine clearly showed we needed

to do some maintenance work on it. That needed to be addressed so we accelerated that particular program. If we didn’t open up the turbine we probably would have had problems. So that was very timely,” said Lee. “Other then that the mill ran reasonably well. Production volumes other than the maintenance was above prior quarters. Certainly the mill is running better.” Lee expects that the mill, which employs around 500 people, will run even better in the future and continue to benefit the region. “Indications are that mill reliability will continue to im-


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prove,” stated the CEO. “Moving forward I think everyone is focussed. Of course, in the summer months we typically have a seasonal weakness primarily coming in China.” China is the major market for the Celgar Mill. Although China prices have dropped a little, expectations are that things will improve after the summer months, said Lee. “Celgar continues to perform well. The wood situation in Celgar is much better in terms of wood pricing. “Therefore, the margins are attractive. Overall, Celgar is generating pretty decent cash and continued investments,” said Lee.

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The 2011 Paving Program is scheduled to resume on Thursday August 4th, 2011 following the repair of a key piece of paving equipment. The tentative paving schedule is as follows: August 3rd to August 5th --- 10th Avenue from 6th Street to 9th Street August 5th to August 6th ---- Lynwood Crescent, Windsor Place The schedule for paving of the remaining streets and updated paving schedule information can be found on the City of Castlegar website or by calling Leford Lafayette at the Transportation and Civic Works ofÀce at 250-365-5979. Hours of work will be: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.) We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The saying, there’s no place like home, will ring true for one lucky Castlegar family next year. That family will be the recipient of a house built by Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit group which provides newly built homes to those in need. Griffin Seed who is a board member for Habitat for Humanity said groundbreaking for the home is right around the corner. “It will happen this year for sure,” promised Seed. “A family has been selected and they are very excited,” he added. Seed said the choice to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Castlegar was an easy choice, especially given today’s economy. “Land is expensive and you get more bang for your buck in Castlegar.” And it doesn’t hurt one bit when the property was donated to the organization by the City of Castlegar. Despite that gift, the house wouldn’t happen without generous donations of money and labour, including the required 500 “sweat equity” hours required of the future home

owner. “We have fund-raised about 85 per cent of the way towards putting the shovel in the ground,” added Seed. Habitat for Humanity relies heavily upon donations and volunteers and is always in need of more of both. Not surprisingly, Castlegar has been generous when it comes to donations and volunteers. “In Castlegar our volunteer list is growing,” informed the spokesperson, “but we are definitely always looking for more.” Work on this current property and planning for the home which will be at 649 – 11th Ave. was started about one year ago. Seed speculates completion will happen sometime next year. “We never guaranteed completion dates because it all relates to volunteers and lining people up,” he explained. Just like “regular” homeowners, Habitat families make monthly payments on a mortgage, although Habitat for Humanity provides an interest-free mortgage. The house is sold to the selected family at a discount on the fair market value of the home. If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity, there will be a ceremony and barbecue at the site

on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Seed said there are already plans in the works for yet another Habitat for Humanity home in Castlegar.

Speed and booze a dangerous mix

Castlegar RCMP responded on July 28 to a truck over an embankment on Aaron Road in Ootishenia. The driver of a pickup lost control going down Aaron Road. The truck jumped a concrete barricade and crashed through trees down a steep embankment. The driver drove the truck through a back yard until he collided with a house on Columbia Road, then fled down Columbia Road and was apprehended a short distance away with help from the public. The driver was taken to hospital in Trail and treated for minor injuries. Alcohol and speed are factors in the incident and the investigation was continuing as of the following day. Castlegar RCMP will recommend impaired driving charges against the male driver – a 44-year-old Fruitvale resident. He cannot be identified until charges are formally approved.

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Hooded statue no prank JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

With a fair bit of attention having been paid to the four examples of sand sculpture outside the Pioneer Arena in the past week or so, it may have seemed alarming (and did to quite a few) to see the orange foamy shroud over the northernmost of the four art works shortly after they were completed. A passerby may have been forgiven for suspecting some kind of outrageous “sandsational” defacement. But the deal is much more positive. What is being attempted is a procedure to preserve the work of sculptor David Ducharme for a very long time, for the benefit of all who see the piece. If all goes as hoped the untitled work of art, could serve as a way of beautifying the landscape in a downright practical sense. “What happened in Castlegar a couple of months ago,” related ‘Sandsational’ Coordinator Pat Field late last week,”is that Chris Barlow (Director of Transportation and Civic Works) asked me whether or not we’d be interested in designing a traffic control block.” Field pointed to the standard 3’x5’ concrete block, it didn’t take much imagination to see room for visual improvement, and figure Barlow was definitely on to something.

The next piece of the puzzle was the man to help with the moulding operation, as Field explained. “I met Jesse Ewing (of InSolutions) at the Kootenay Festival when I was doing a demo for the marble sculpture. He has a spray-foam insulation business and he said ‘Why don’t we try making a foam mould?’ We tried a few small ones that worked.” They then set about upping the ante in terms of scale. “We’re trying to figure out how to create a mould for this out of foam,” Field continued, gesturing to the foam shell being cleaned out by artist Ducharme. “How to take the sand out of it and build it into a box, pour concrete into it, vibrate it and get a concrete sculpture made out of it.” Field mentioned there would likely only be a couple of examples made from any one mould, but added that with four sculptures made per year, and some “cloning” done, “we’d be able to reach our Sculpture Walk goal of having fifty pieces in five years, no problem.” The project is temporarily on hold as Field is off for a short trip to Vancouver. But the foam has a home, and is safe and sound until the next phase of the project has been completed. Watch for updates on a process that, as far as these guys are aware, has not been done before.

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Fund-raising fruitful for food bank A July 30 fund-raising effort for the local Community Harvest Food Bank turned out to be everything organizers had hoped for. “We finished off the event making about $1000.00 in cash, and a pickup truck full of food for the food bank,” spokesperson Lori Orser was later pleased to report. “We had a tie for the spaghetti eating contest. Spirits were high, food was amazing, the weather was beautiful, the entertainment was awesome. It was a great night for all those who attended.” “I would like to thank Mountain FM, Castlegar News, Shaw TV, Kim’s Creations, Kootenay Market, Safeway, M & M Meats,” Orser concluded, “Sears Castlegar, Mikes RV, Castlegar & District Community Complex, Castlegar Toyota, The Element night club, and Mitchells supply for all of their generous donations of time and product that helped make this event a success. We look forward to next year where it will be bigger and better!”



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Fido is just fine at home, thanks For many of us, feelings of affection, compassion and concern for our four-legged neighbours are never far from our consciousness. Whatever part we may choose for dogs to play in our own lives, it’s never pleasant to see or hear an animal receiving anything but the best possible treatment. In many towns and cities, dogs are treated like a mandatory accessory, just the item to complete the ensemble. This means the pooch heads for the action wherever it may be and whatever the weather may be like. Trying to raise awareness of the questionable nature of this practice has turned into a bit of mission for some. Given the choice, how many dogs would pass on an invitation to go anywhere... in the car, truck, on foot... whatever? Too many people mistake that willingness for a sort of toughness, an ability to handle whatever comes their way. But heat is a tough thing for any kind of dog to handle and, just like leaving dogs (or anyone, for that matter) in a parked car on a summer day is wrong, so it is to take them to crowded events where shade is at a premium. Here’s where this moral diatribe picks up a more cheerful tone: the 100th birthday celebration at Glade last weekend was not only a wellattended, well-supported event, successful on many levels, but over one two-hour period on Saturday, only one dog was spotted throughout the grounds. There must have been 300-400 people there at the time... and one dog! Similar events in other locations could have had 20-30 heaving mutts staggering around with dry tongues hanging sideways. Coincidence? Or are the local folks a caring, thoughtful crew that knows the value of a cool, quiet place to leave a pet on a hot day? We want to hear from you.

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Gaming centre bliss I guess I’ve always been a bit of a gambler. At any rate, I enjoy going to casinos and gaming centres and having a go at the slots. If I hit a big win, I’m usually quite euphoric, and if I leave some money behind, that’s okay. However, I don’t worry about the few losses I’ve had at gaming centres. I can afford it, or I wouldn’t go. Also, I’ve had enough big wins over several years that I’m probably not too far below breaking even. I’ve heard people talking about the riffraff characters that play slots in gaming centres. Supposedly, these are derelict sorts who drop their last dollar just to press the slot button. In all the years I’ve been visiting casinos and gaming centres, I’ve not met any of these desperate types. Most of the people I’ve met have been dressed neatly and are fairly well-to-do. They seem to be quite comfortable in a gaming centre environment and take the losing and the winning matter-of-factly. They like being there because they view what they’re doing as entertainment. In fact, that’s what BC Lotto and the City of Castlegar have brought to the City and area—purely another

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Theresa Hodge Office Manager

form of entertainment. This Chances gaming centre will be another place that locals can be entertained. The variety of slots guarantee a lot of fun trying to beat the odds and take home more than you began with. And if you limit yourself to $100 and lose it, that’s not much different than having dinner and few rounds of drinks at the Element. The evening I was at the local Gaming Centre, I won a $100.64 jackpot and then spent a couple of hours playing with the house’s money before I went home. It was quite enjoyable. I was asked how this Gaming Centre matches up to similar places I have played slots. To begin with, it isn’t as big a centre as many I have been in, and it doesn’t have as many slots. The Castlegar Gaming Center has only 100 machines, whereas the casinos I often visit have anywhere from 450 to 1400. However, the slot machines in the local centre are top-notch machines. They have all the flashing lights, they fade and fill as required, and they pay as you go along. Most of the machines also have a bonus system, which means that if you hit three bonus icons, you can gain quite a bit of money in a short period of

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time. What I look for is a machine that hits the bonuses quickly, and then I cash out while I’m way ahead. The machines chosen for this casino are mostly penny machines. However, you have to play more than a penny to be in the game. The best way to do so is to choose the total number of rows and then make a bet of one or two to complement it. Each spin may then cost you about 40 to 60 cents. I’ve heard people talk about gaming centres as places of evil. I don’t get it! I’ve never felt any debauchery or ugliness or threats in these places. The runners come around and serve you drinks (usually soft drinks or coffee), they make change for you if you need it, and they pay you outright if you have a big win. In addition to the slots, this Gaming Centre is set up for bingo— electronic bingo at its best, and we all know there is a lot of interest in bingo in our area. If you’re not into playing bingo or slots, you can visit Chances for dinner or lunch in a pleasant lounge or simply have a drink and relax. At any rate, you should travel out to the Gaming Centre and have a look.

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Strengthening communities with the new Community Directed Youth Funds program Columbia Basin Trust has a new program to support youth in Basin communities. Community Directed Youth Funds (CDYF) will be piloted in six communities and their surrounding areas this fall. CDYF targets youth ages 1219 and will provide each area with $100,000 over four years to increase activities, opportunities and services for youth. The program will be available to the remainder of the Basin over the next two years. “Basin communities have expressed the need for support in increasing activities or services to youth and this new program is a result of that feedback,” said Neil Muth, CBT President & CEO. “We are pleased to support communities in their efforts to address and meet local youth

priorities.” The program is intended to bring added value to participating regions and to provide resources to communities that show the desire and the ability to work together to identify and address issues in their youth communities. “The intent of Community Directed Youth Funds is to put resources in the hands of communities so they can enhance local opportunities and meet local youth priorities in their regions,” said Garry Merkel, CBT Chair, Board of Directors. “This is consistent with CBT’s belief that communities are best placed to make decisions regarding their priorities and consistent with our direction to provide resources and funding to communities to allow them to pursue their priorities.” Merkel went on to say, “Youth are the future of the Basin and as such are an important area for CBT to be investing funds.” Guidelines and applications will be available in the fall, but

those wanting to better understand the program are encouraged to call Wayne Lundeberg at 1.250.304.1625 or with “subscribe to CDYF info” in the subject line to be added to the email list 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 CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.

Stronger buzz than usual this year KAREN HAVILAND For the Castlegar News

Talk with most anyone who enjoys the outdoors and you’re certain to get around to the subject of this year’s mosquito population. Chris Barlow, Castlegar’s director of transportation and civic works, said there’s a perfectly good explanation as to why the buzzing annoyances are in abundance. “This year has seen higher water levels and more moisture. The population requires a certain level of water to help them to mature. If you see more moisture in any given year you will see an increase in the mosquito population,” Barlow explained. Although this year’s population is anecdotally high, it’s uncertain as to exactly how many mosquitos are in the area. “We did no monitoring of the catch basins this year,” said Barlow. Nor has the city sprayed for mosquitos. “We traditionally sprayed, but the provincial government stopped funding those programs two years ago,” added Barlow. And despite your scratching, slapping and swatting,

that may be a good thing. Lynn Wescott, a Castlegar resident and entomologist said that not all mosquitos are created equal and while the biting kind aren’t appreciated, there are other species which serve a valuable purpose. “In BC alone there are over 60 species and not all of those 60 will bite humans. Some of those will only take their blood meal from birds, and some of those will only take their blood meal from amphibians. Not all mosquitos are bad and not all of them are nuisance species,” explained Wescott. So, what happens is that quite often, humans in their desire to rid themselves of the nuisance species, will also rid themselves of the kind which help in ecological balance. “In foggers and such they use pesticides which tend to be broad spectrum and you could be targeting other [nonnuisance] mosquitos. Those mosquitos are a primary food source for birds and bats,” she concluded. Interior Health does have some suggestions to help decrease the mosquito population: Eliminate mosquito habitat (standing water) around homes.

Position: Slocan Valley Outreach Hrs/week: 14 - Permanent Start Date: August. 29th, 2011, Job Description: This position provides outreach services to youth (13 - 18) in the Slocan Valley. This is a dynamic position requiring someone who is confident in working in isolation, can communicate effectively with community partners, willing to work 1 day/wk in Slocan City area and 1 day/wk in the Junction area. This position is through an MCFD contract. Priority for this position is for youth on youth agreements. The outreach worker covers a multitude of presenting issues, support and advocacy through 1 to 1 and group work. Requirements: ώ Bachelors degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work or related field and a minimum of 2 years experience working with high risk youth. Equivalences may be considered. ώ Must have a valid drivers license and reliable vehicle. Preference will be given to person with a Class 4 Drivers License. If you do not have a class 4 you must be willing to obtain one during your 3 month probation. ώ Must be flexible, available and willing to work evenings and weekends as required. ώ Must have solid knowledge of the Slocan Valley Culture ώ Valid First Aid External Posting Closes: Friday.5th, August, 1:00 p.m. Email Tammy Verigin-Burk, Executive Director at to apply for this position.

Clean out and empty eavetroughs, pool covers, old tires or any other materials that can collect water. Empty and clean bird baths weekly, install aeration pumps on ornamental ponds and water gardens. Fit rain barrels with tight lids or screens and empty saucers under flower pots.

Hinde raffle produces a winner The Michael Hinde Memorial Fund has had a positive infusion thanks to considerable local support. The fund held a recent raffle in order to generate funds for its work in assisting children to access many life-enriching activities. The draw was held on Aug. 2 and the winner of the skateboard is Grant Walker. Many thanks are extended to those who bought and sold tickets; to The Black Russian Skate Shop for holding the board for viewing (and where it was purchased); and a special thank you to HTR (Justin Evin) who was so supportive of the raffle. Contributions to the fund can be made at Castlegar Community Services. Tax receipts are provided.

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Come enjoy Russian musicians Bulat Gafarov and Namgar at the Centre. Gufarov owns more than 200 musical instruments and uses about 30 in concerts. He sings Throat, Russian, Oriental, and Beatbox. Playing a week later, Namgar plays a mix of Mongolian traditional music with mordern jazz and rock elements added. Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12.50. Advance tickets are available by phone at 250-365-5327 or by email at AUG. 8-12 - ABORIGINAL ART CAMP.

This one week camp features aboriginal arts such as soap carvings, medicine pouches and beading, led by the SD20 aboriginal cultural coordinator Bonnie Vickers. Children will also take part in storytelling utilizing the “Learning Journey Series” that is an antiracism / anti-bullying program. This is a very popular program with limited space. For ages 9 - 12 at Blueberry School. Call 3657201 for more info.


luck appetizers and conversation in Jamette’s Garden will be followed by a tour of Nora’s Garden in Robson. New members are always welcome. Come share your love of gardening with other garden enthusiasts and expand your gardening horizons. For information and location please contact Pam Johnson at 250-399-0077 or email castlegargardenclub@shaw. ca AUG. 13 - COLUMBIA CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB WEST ARM PADDLE

Everyone is invited to join the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club on an trek from 8 Mile to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park down the west arm of Kootenay Lake and back. For more information please contact Yvonne Tremblay at 250-825-9238 AUGUST SR. ACTIVITIES @ COMPLEX. No Activities During

BC Seniors games. (volunteers needed in Castlegar, Trail and Nelson, apply @ Complex). Mon: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling,10 a.m. Darts, 1 p.m. Whist. Tues: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling & Carpet Bowling, 1 p.m. Crafts, 7 p.m. Pool. Wed: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, Thurs: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rumolli. Friday: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. Crib & Bridge.

Spot, author of several wellness books and much coveted guest speaker, will be hosted by Area B Seniors for an evening of entertainment and to answer your Health questions. Dr. Hister will be appearing at the Genelle Hall on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. and will be at a local book signing at Shoppers Drug Mart in Castlegar on Sept 2 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart in Castlegar, and at Genelle Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm5pm.


in effect July 1 to Aug. 31: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sundays and stats. Located 210-11th Ave. (across from the library). Please call 3657317 prior to dropping off donations. If possible, donate winter clothes in fall. Watch for mini silent auctions ongoing during the summer as well as our weekly 2-for-1 sales. Stop at gift shop and save 20% off in July and Aug. Thank you for your support. New volunteers welcome. Happy summer from all our volunteers.




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Hours of supervision are from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday from now until August 31st. ONGOING: BOOK CLUB. Castle-

gar United Church, 809 Merry Creek Rd. (next to Kinnaird Clinic) will be having a Book Club discussion in the fall. The book is “Under The Afghan Sun” by Melissa Fung. She is a CBC reporter and it is the memoirs of her captivity. It is open to anyone and if you are interested please contact Carol Conkin – 365-5860. ONGOING: CONVERSATION CLUB.

registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or 250-365-5914. Keep an eye out on the CMHA website for info on a “high performance camp” being offered locally this summer! Info will be posted soon!


interested in joining us please call: 365-6405 Castlegar or 364-2803 Trail for more information.

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: SUMMER FAMILY DROPIN. Tuesdays and Wednesdays


10 a.m. - noon. Come in and keep cool. A variety of topics, things to do and topics of your choice. 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: REGISTRATION FOR CASTLEGAR MINOR HOCKEY 2011/2012 SEASON. Important! If

you register prior to July 1 you will receive a $50 discount! We allow postdated cheques for the season... please see details on the

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

at 365-8302), 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.)


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


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

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News Main drag upgrade contract awarded JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Maglio Installations of Nelson is the successful bidder for the job of a number of storm, water and crosswalk improvements to Columbia Avenue. The Maglio firm was the lowest bidder - a condition of the award which was endorsed during a special City Council meeting on July 28. A number of factors were considered in the advancement of this project, as pointed out in a related report by Castlegar’s Department of Transportation and Civic Works (D of T&CW).

Movement on the matter was deemed desirable due, in part, to • perennial flooding near the entrance to the Stellar Place development • a 2010 development permit for construction of an apartment building at 2225 Columbia Avenue, plus expected development of nearby lots, which motivated the D of T&CW to commission an 8-inch water main to cross Columbia Ave. in the vicinity. “This will allow future development to proceed without costly disruptions to Highway 22,” the report described, “and provide fire protection without

without extending fire hoses across Columbia Avenue.” The report goes on to mention that if a proposed development for 2225 Columbia Avenue goes ahead a recovery of about $18,000 in water main costs could be realized. A long-standing issue is also seen to be addressed with the decision to go ahead with a crosswalk at 22nd Street. The total price of the contract is $335,902.38 plus HST. It’s conditional on the award that no traffic disruptions will be allowed during the BC Senior Games, and that Columbia Avenue be repaved prior to the start of the school year.

The HST is the right tax for B.C. KEVIN FALCON Minister of Finance

VICTORIA - With just a few days left for British Columbians to vote and return their ballots I’d like to discuss the importance of the decision in front of you, and encourage you to vote if you haven’t already. One of the concerns we’ve heard quite frequently is the confusion over the ballot question itself. This question was developed by Elections BC, an organization independent from government. To be clear, a ‘NO’ vote is a vote to keep the HST and a ‘YES’ vote is a vote to go back to the PST plus GST. I have said since day-one that I intend to vote ‘NO’ to higher taxes, and to keep the HST. It is important to understand what this means. If you are in favour of lower taxes and a 10 per cent HST, you should vote ‘NO’ on your ballot. Nine of the 10 fastestgrowing economies in the world all use an HST-type consumption tax. So do 140 countries around the world. No jurisdiction anywhere has introduced a retail sales tax in decades. Voting ‘YES’ is a vote for a 12 per cent GST plus PST tax with a bureaucratic and expensive dual-tax system. Also, if voters choose to keep the HST and vote ‘NO’, the Province will provide a $175 per-child HST transi-

tion payment for families and $175 for seniors with annual incomes of up to $40,000, to help with the transition until the rate drops - one per cent in 2012 and a further one per cent in 2014. These proposed changes are responsive and fair, and allow us to keep our commitment to balancing our budget. Importantly, the proposed changes to the HST, including transition payments, will only take effect should British Columbians vote ‘NO’ to the referendum question and retain the HST. Overwhelmingly, businesses, small and large alike, are in support of the HST and are encouraging people to vote ‘NO’ to keep it. This is an important consideration because these companies are the backbone of our economy and ensure you and your family have well-paying jobs throughout all our communities. For almost every sector whether it’s the film industry, tourism, forestry, mining or agriculture - the HST is a better tax because it is simpler and more progressive, which means these companies save money and can add jobs. The anti-HST forces are trying to make this an emotional vote instead of focusing on the facts. I have acknowledged we did a poor job introducing the tax, but we all need to move on and focus on what is right for the province. They are trying to convince you that the HST is a

tax break for big business and hurts everyone else. They completely ignore the fact we are taking a balanced approach by lessening the burden on families and shifting some of the burden onto business. I know British Columbians will see past their games and focus on the decision at hand. Over the last 10 years, we’ve worked hard to keep British Columbia competitive by developing a business climate that encourages companies to invest here and create jobs for families across every region of this province. The HST is one more reason B.C. is a good place for business to invest and grow. Voting ‘NO’ in the referendum will mean a 10 per cent HST for British Columbia by July 1, 2014. It will also help us remain a top investment choice for businesses and mean more high-paying jobs for our families. Your opportunity to vote ends soon. All ballots must be received by Elections BC or any Service BC office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. I will be voting ‘NO’ in the referendum because I believe the HST is the right choice for our families, our businesses and our communities. I encourage all British Columbians to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision and vote. It’s your choice.

Fat Tire Festival 2011 August 26-28 Friday, August 26, 2011 Group Rides! Kick off the Fat Tire Fest at Jackson’s Hole

Saturday, August 27, 2011 Rosemont Bike Park as we celebrate the kids of the Fat Tire Festival and watch the spectacular Dirt Jump Jam Bike. Parade and Criterium Ride downtown.

Sunday, August 28, 2011 This year Morning Mountain will be the site of both the cross-country and downhill races.

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One of the “secrets” ingredients for a long, healthy life is more of a psychological one. It is how meaningful and manageable you feel your life is. Retirees often face a void after a lifetime of work. Getting up in the morning with a plan for your day is an important part of this secret. Other secrets includes not smoking, drinking alcohol moderately and daily physical activity. Photoaging is the premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to sunlight. Signs of photoaging are brownish “liver” spots on the face, hands, chest and shoulders, leather, sagging skin, wrinkles around the eyes and mouth which make a person look older than they really are. Sun moderately and responsibly. The majority of people who quit smoking successfully do it cold turkey. If you do decide to do it this way, share this goal with everyone who knows you. It will add stimulus to your decision to quit and your friends’ encouragement and support will help you succeed. There is research in progress on an ultra-long-acting insulin which will work the same way as daily insulin but has to be given only three times weekly. This insulin is called degludec and is being tested on Type II diabetics in clinical trails. Whether you are wondering about a new drug that is coming on the market or an old one that’s been around a while, you can depend on our pharmacists for good information.

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NDP boss feels H.S.T. must be eliminated ADRIAN DIX Provincial Opposition Leader

It is critically important that all British Columbians are fully informed about the new deadline to submit their HST referendum ballots. We wrote to B.C.’s Chief Electoral Officer to ask for a two-week extension to the July 22 deadline because of the mail delays caused by the Canada Post lockout, and Elections B.C. agreed that an extension was necessary. The new deadline to return HST ballots is Friday, Aug. 5 at 4:30pm. However, this deadline is for ballots to arrive at Elections B.C., not to simply be postmarked by then, as one might expect. For this reason, we would

encourage anyone who has not yet exercised their right to participate in this important decision for the future of B.C. to do so right away. We would also encourage people in rural communities to make use of the Service B.C. drop-off centres if possible. There are 60 locations throughout the province ( locations) and dropping your ballot off reduces the risk it will not be delivered in time or get lost in the mail. It can take up to seven business days for mail to reach its destination within B.C. Together with our New Democrat colleagues, we have traveled around the province and met with

countless people who think the HST is an unfair tax that was poorly implemented, and must be scrapped by voting ‘Yes.’ When we hear of the Liberals doling out hundreds of thousands of

taxpayer dollars to their friends and insiders to help them sell the tax in a $7 million effort to save their political hides, we know British Columbians deserve better.

Support group offers ‘A place of hope’ A place to find a sense of hope. That, in a nutshell, is what Catlegar residents can find by attending the free information and support groups offered by the nonprofit Alzheimer Society of B.C. “It’s a place to exchange information, support and find friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia,” says Linda Hoskin, the Society’s local support and education co-

ordinator. Participants learn about dementia, its progression and the impact it may have on individuals and families. They also learn practical coping strategies, encouraging caregivers to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their physical and emotional health. The meetings offer ”the chance to regain some control. For more information visit

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Nothing says ‘full and satisfied’ quite like pasta How better to support a great cause like the Community Harvest Food Bank, than to tuck in to a beautifully prepared (by Kims Creations) spaghetti feast? That’s what was being served up July 30 outside the Station Museum. The fund-raising effort rounded up about $1,000 plus a pickup load of groceries. Jim Sinclair photo

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Hiroshima Day is observed in many parts of the world with special vigils and peace marches. It is held to commemorate the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Mir Centre Advisory Council member, Karen Godbout, will share an exhibit of 10 photographs, entitled Shadow and Light, from her May visit to Hiroshima, to mark and remember this day in history. Join her on Hiroshima Day – this Saturday, August 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College’s Castlegar campus. The exhibit will also be available for public viewing from 1-4 p.m. on September 8, 15, 22 and 29. For more information, call 1.866.953.1133, ext. 223.

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The one that almost got away Scorching temperatures at the Glade 100th birthday party were relieved by gusts of wind last Saturday afternoon. One drawback was what happened to the canopy pictured above, that just about blew out of the picture. Jim Sinclair photo

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RCMP Policing budget clarified JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

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A full complement was not in service for the special council meeting of July 28, but there were enough members to quickly deal with a light agenda. Councillors Kevin Chernoff, Russ Hearne and Deb McIntosh were unavailable as Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Councillors Duff, Krueckl and Turner handled the workload. Topping the list was a matter clarification on the City of Castlegar’s annual policing budget. Director of Finance Andre Buss indicated in a report that he had met on July 19 with local RCMP Sergeant L. Mathew and RCMP Finance Clerk Mr. T. McRae to discuss the budget and a related request from RCMP headquarters. The request sought confirmation that the City of Castlegar authorize 13 officers at a cost of $145,330 each. That amount reflects an increase of 3.81 per cent over the previous year. The correspondence included an amount for overtime - an increase of 40.8 per cent. The bump in OT had pushed the per

capita policing cost beyond the nationally accepted 3.81 per cent level. The issue was essentially a matter of bookkeeping. Finance director Buss, in his report, informed council he learned from the RCMP parties that a jump in the overtime budget was not their intent, but that OT is often used to make up for manpower shortages in the detachment. “When RCMP members go on any form of long-term leave the municipality is not charged for the cost of that member,” Buss’s report outlines. “This creates a surplus in the per-capita budget line item, but because the detachment must make up for the staff shortages and provide adequate coverage, a deficit is then incurred in the overtime budget line item and there is no need to increase the overall RCMP budget.” As municipalities with populations of 5,000 to 15,000 pay 70 per cent of their policing costs, Castlegar, with the 3.81 per cent increase is committed to paying a total of $1,345,620 for a 13-member detachment. The overtime portion of that amount is $33,025.


life in their shoes The Hero In You® education program offers a series of FREE curriculum-linked lesson plans (grades 4-7) aimed to motivate children to find the champion within themselves. In addition, teachers can request a FREE classroom presentation delivered in-person by a Hall of Fame athlete!

Attention Teachers:

If you are a principal, teacher or parent and would like to book a presentation for your classroom, call Michael Markowsky (604) 647-7449 or visit to download lesson plans.

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Ninety one and stroking strong! SUBMITTED

The oldest female swimmer registered for the 2011 Senior Games is young at 91! Jean Buchanan went from a dog-paddler as a toddler at Kitsilano beach in Vancouver to a life-long swimmer at the Senior Games. For Jean, born in Calgary in 1920, swimming has always been a joy. The Senior Games competition is a yearly activity Jean looks forward to since being invited by an old friend and fellow swimming instructor to watch the games in Coquitlam in 1991. Jean missed the Games in 2009 as she recovered from a broken hip. She contributes her good physical fitness gained through swimming for assisting her rapid and complete recovery. At 91, she walks without a cane for about three miles on the days when she doesn’t swim. Also, from June until October she conducts swim-exercise classes three mornings a week in the outdoor pool of her apartment complex in Langley. “We had the class in the pouring rain today,” Jean adds

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with a hearty laugh. Jean spent her childhood swimming at Kits beach. Between the ages of 10 and 12 she trained with the famous Canadian coach, Percy Norman, with the Vancouver swimming club. She discovered training and competition were not for her. “I preferred to have fun in the water to training,” she admits. Jean went through the Red Cross Water Safety program earning her instructor’s qualification. She taught with the Vancouver Parks Board and for the Vancouver School District.

She was also responsible for the Girl Guide camp waterfront for many years. Jean did not return to competitive swimming until the fateful invitation to watch. She began her thrice-weekly swim practices and the next year she became a competitor way up north in Dawson Creek. Now she is coming to the Kootenays. In the 90+ age group she will compete in the 50m and 100m backstroke, plus the freestyle events: 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m. Jean has fond memories of the Kootenays. “My husband was posted to the Royal Bank in Nelson before we were married and we were engaged in Gyro Park,” she confides. “He always accompanied me to the games.” Sadly, her husband passed away four years ago, shortly after they celebrated their 65th anniversary. What do the games mean to Jean? She responds, “It is the joy of being active and the wonderful friends I have met which makes the games special for me.”

lege of Dublin, graduating as a Chemical Engineer. Although he learned to swim as a toddler in the pools in Innsbruck, Austria, his competitive career began with the college team. He also swam at a National level in Ireland, winning both silver and bronze medals in breaststroke. In 1958, Fred emigrated once more, this time bringing his family to Vancouver.

REFEREE SCHEDULAR Castlegar Minor Hockey is looking for a Referee Scheduler for the 2011/2012 season. This position requires the use of a computer program and extensive use of email to schedule and confirm on ice officials for league games and tournaments. This has traditionally been a volunteer position but remuneration maybe available for the right candidate. Please contact our secretary Cherie Hanvold by email: to apply for this position. Or refer to the Castlegar minor hockey website.


Building a Healthy Community Castlegar Recreation Complex 2101 - 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC 250-365-3386

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He worked first for B.C. Hydro and finally for the consulting firm, Sandwell, for 22 years. During this time, Fred swam only for pleasure. It was not until the Senior Games in the year 2000, when a friend invited him to watch the Games, that Fred decided to

resume his competitive career – at only 81 years of age. Fred competes in the freestyle and breaststroke events, as well as helping his Zone 4 team in the relay events. Although he has little competition in his age group, he races with much younger competitors.


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The pool keeps Fred feeling young Young at heart, Fred Schulhoh of Zone 4 is the oldest competitor registered for the swimming event of the B.C. Senior Games to be held at the Trail Aquatic Centre, August 18 – 20. In his soft lilt of his mixed-European accent, Fred relates that he was born in 1919, and moved to Ireland as a refugee from wartorn Europe in the 1930s. He attended the University Col-

Standalone Art The Glacier Honda Castlegar U10B Selects soccer team travelled to Post Falls, ID for the Western Border Cup tournament held July 8-11. The team is to be congratulated on its third place result in the U10B division. Submitted photo

Lap Lane, Leisure Pool Time, Early Bird contact the Recreation Office.

BC SENIOR GAMES ARE HAPPENING IN CASTLEGAR, NELSON AND TRAIL August 16 – 20th Enjoy the Opening Ceremonies at Haley Field Wednesday August 17th 7:00pm NOTICE

Notice to all Community Groups and Organizations. If you would like you event mentioned in this event calendar please e-mail the information to Castlegar Recreation Department at HYPERLINK "mailto:casrec@rdck." or call 365-3386 ext 0.

For more detailed information see the Le Leisure Guide at

Did you know that you can register for CDRD recreation programs ON LINE. Go to and hit the RECREATION CONNECTION BUTTON and all the programs are at your fingertips.

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CASTLEGAR - SERVERS LINE COOK/DISHWASHER Servers needed for new Restaurant, please email: Fax 250-365-2236

LENIAM Industries Ltd. is currently seeking the following positions in Hinton, Ab. Processor Operators, Skidder Operators, Class 1 Logging Truck Drivers, and CertiďŹ ed Heavy Duty Mechanic. Please submit resume via fax to 780-8659744 or email

Linehaul Owner Operators (Castlegar) Van Kam Freightways Group of Companies requires Owner Operators for runs out of our Castlegar Terminal. We offer excellent rates Winter/Mountain experience is required. Email current resume and abstract and details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9878 or drop off at our Terminal - 1360 Forest Road, Castlegar BC. or call Bev at 1-800-663-0900. Committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van Kam, however only those of interest will be contacted.

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Alberta - 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 for more information or send your resume to:

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DRIVER, KOOTENAYS (Castlegar based) Sysco Kelowna has an opportunity for a driver. This position provides timely and accurate delivery of products to our customers. Candidate QualiďŹ cations: - Class 1 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license with a clean driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract. - Previous driving experience is an asset. - Mid to high level of physical exertion: lifting up to 45 kg (100 lbs) is required. QualiďŹ ed candidates may email cover letter and resume to:

William Joseph Elder William Joseph Elder of Castlegar, peacefully passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, blessed with 80 years of life. He was born in Trail on December 21, 1930 and spent his working life working at Cominco from July 8, 1949 until he retired on January 7, 1992. Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great joy was watching Westerns and Action Movies on television. He was predeceased by his sister Georgina Bradshaw. Bill is survived by 3 nephews living on the lower mainland. Cremation has taken place under the care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Stellar Place Club House at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

Customer Representative Interested in working from home?, be a Customer representative for a growing Jewelry production ďŹ rm and make more money with Flexible working hours. Requirements: Applications must have good communication skills, and internet access. Any previous experience could be useful. QualiďŹ ed applicants should send their resume to John Kinnear email: for more information.

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HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for journeyman copper splicers and linemen for all over BC. Telus Retirees welcome, beneďŹ t packages available. Fax or Email resume to 1-250-372-8964 or


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: Stuck On Designs is seeking a full time designer to work in our shop in Prince Rupert. ProďŹ ciency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Progressive shop with lots of opportunity. or fax 250-624-6160. Please - no freelancers. 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.

Delivery Warehouse Person If you have previous warehouse experience please send resume with cover letter to: Manjit Natt 1919 Columbia Ave, Castlegar BC, V1N-3Y2 EMAIL -



In Loving Memory



Margaret G. Lucas Lehbauer April 3, 1930 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 3, 2011 Margaret Lehbauer passed away at Poplar Ridge at Kootenay Boundary Hospital on June 3, 2011. Margaret was born in St. Catherineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ontario, one of thirteen children. In her adult years she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she married and had one child, Suzanne. The family lived on Vancouver Island for a short time and then moved to the Yukon where Margaret fell in love with the beautiful territory. She eventually moved back to BC and lived in Castlegar for the past 25 years. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Suzanne, beloved grandson Alexander and three sisters, Pat, Kathy and Joan. The Celebration of Life arrangements were made through Castlegar Funeral Chapel with a reception at the Fireside Hotel & Conference Centre. The family wishes to thank the staďŹ&#x20AC; at Poplar Ridge for their care and support, the very special friends who came and supported Suzanne and stayed with Margaret during her last days and the Castlegar and Trail Hospice volunteers who are true angels. Special thank you to Audrey PolovnikoďŹ&#x20AC;, Jim & Tuula Ezzell, Jane Barker and the George Family. A very special thank you and our sincere gratitude to Kerry and Guy Hobbs. Donations can be made in Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the Castlegar Hospice Society.

Margaret Elizabeth

ondelicek P December 13, 1938 - July 29, 2011 Margaret passed away peacefully with family at her side in the evening of July 29, 2011 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Margaret Kun was born in Oliver, B. C. and grew up on a 10 acre orchard where she developed her great cooking and gardening skills. During her school years she won many trophies for her proliďŹ c typing abilities and was the top typist in the entire Okanagan. She was also editor of the school newspaper during her graduation year. Upon graduation she moved to Vancouver where she worked for Alcan and BC Telephone (Telus). Margaret married Edward Pondelicek in 1959 and moved to Rogers Pass for a few months and then located to Castlegar where they had 2 children, Debra and Gregory. Margaret worked in the oďŹ&#x192;ce at the Pulp Mill and in the Personnel oďŹ&#x192;ce of the Sawmill. She was also instrumental in the start up of the Nelson University. Margaret liked to travel and spent her winters in Yuma where she amassed many friends, many of which come to visit her yearly in Castlegar. She arranged the yearly camp outs to get many of the Yuma Snowbirds together in the summer. Margaret is survived by her husband Edward, daughter Debra Nielson (Glen) of Castlegar, son Gregory Pondelicek (Leah) of Whistler, B.C., grandchildren Amber Nielsen (Kent) of Kelowna, Scott Nielson (Lauren) of Kelowna, and Sierra Pondelicek of Whistler, and sister Irene Battison of Lake Country, B.C. Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses, aides, and the many family and friends who were so great to Margaret throughout this time in her life. She was so grateful for all your thoughtful words and support. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE open to all family and friends will be held at the Club House of Stellar Place, 2210 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar on August 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Donations can be made in Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation (c/o Tribute Programs 938 W. 28th Avenue, Vancouver, B. C. V5Z 4H4).

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TECHNICIAN, ANALYTICAL SERVICES Teck Metals Ltd. is seeking a Technician, Analytical Services accountable for performing trace elemental analysis using various atomic spectroscopy techniques and classical techniques on a wide variety of routine and non-routine samples. Applicants should posses a Certificate of Efficiency in Assaying or be graduates of a recognized technical institution with a minimum of three years analytical experience in a metallurgical laboratory. A 4x4 (n/d) schedule is in effect for this position. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package including relocation assistance. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume to before August 10, 2011.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS For the contract position of Invest Kootenay Regional Coordinator September 2011 to March 2012. The Invest Kootenay Regional Coordinator will be a dynamic individual with exceptional communication and facilitation skills, have an in-depth understanding of economic development in the region, possess some basic research skills, and will have experience in building partnerships. Extensive travel throughout the region is required. Visit the Invest Kootenay website at for more information.

Literacy Program Facilitator The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is seeking a Literacy Program Facilitator for Castlegar. Position goals include supporting the development and delivery of effective community literacy programs. Abilities and attributes: • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills • Strong organizational and planning skills • Comfortable presenting to and facilitating adult groups • Experience in creating, planning, and implementing programs • Ability to work effectively with a variety of parents, children, volunteers, professionals, and community members • Knowledge of literacy development, family dynamics, and community resources • Inclusive, sensitive and respectful approach to collaboration • A clear Criminal Record Review, completed prior to hiring • Willing to work flexible hours and some evenings The ideal candidate will work well with the CBAL team and have an understanding of literacy development. Post-secondary education or background/ training in supporting learning, teaching, or facilitating groups for children, families or adults will be definite assets. This is a part-time position with the potential for more hours. For a detailed job description, please call Alana Murdoch at 250-304-6862 or email

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Hospitality Resident Caretaker (semi retired or retired couple preferred). Wanted to overlook 20 unit motel in Vernon, BC. Accommodation included. Fax resume to: 250-545-3859 or email to: silverstarmotel@

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Pets CASTLEGAR White German Shepherd Puppies ready to go to their forever Homes, born April 27th, 1 male & 1 female left, Vet checked, dewormed & first shots $650 or 250-365-2222

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THERAPEUTIC CAREGIVER REQUIRED (CASTLEGAR,BC) If you have a passion and desire to become a “professional” caregiver working with a youth at risk in your own home; this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. You will need: * 1 bedroom for the youth *Have no other children/youth in the home * Willingness to participate in training and educational opportunities on an ongoing basis * Have a clear criminal record check * Participate in the home study process You will receive: * Excellent financial remuneration * Respite on a monthly basis * Ongoing 24/7 support and training as identified For further information on becoming a caregiver, please refer to our website under job opportunities. Email resume or fax to (250) 851-2977.

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Architectural Woodworking manufacturer looking for qualified finish Carpenters & Commercial/Residential Cabinet Installers for local projects in the Kootenays.

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Would you like to be recognized as a professional sales person in one of the leading furniture retailers in Castlegar? If you have previous sales experience please send resume with cover letter to: Manjit Natt 1919 Columbia Ave, Castlegar BC V1N-3Y2 EMAIL -

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CASTLEGAR Big Sale Stereo components, fishing, golf, clothes Men XL, books, collectibles, large desk, entertainment centre, banks, sewing, jewel boxes, misc, free items, Fri Aug 5, 1 - 7, Sat, Aug 6, 7 - 1, 1227 Pass Creek Road CASTLEGAR Sat, Aug 6th, Starts at 9 am, 401A - 13th Ave, across from Railroad Museum, Household,tools portable hair dryer,electric cement mixer, Floating fishing inner tube & much much more

MOVING Sale August 6 th at 770 Lynnwood Cresent in Oglow subdivision. Everything goes, Earlybirds welcome rain or shine. 8 am to 3pm only.

ROBSON Yard Sale & many collectibles, 2011 Robson access road (Pass Creek junction), Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7, 8am - 8pm

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

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**HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 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. STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. Now $11,900. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.

Misc. Wanted I Buy old Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic sets etc. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

A FREE Telephone service Get your first month free. bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. no credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. ANTLER BUYER. Cash paid! Sheds, racks, brown, white, taxidermy mounts, ivorys, etc. ANTIQUES: snowshoes, wooden skis, fishing tackle, chaps, beadwork, oil paintings, etc. Call (250)426-6993 or email Slate Pool Table, Inside 44” x 88”, Outside 58” x 102”, 10” Table Saw, 8” Table Saw, Canning Jars, 250-693-5528

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CASTLEGAR (Fairview) Cute 1 Bdrm House, Apple, Cherry, Plum & Pear Trees, Garden & Shed, Woodstove $171,500 - Phone 250-304-1707

Houses For Sale CASTLEGAR, 701 - 5 Street Rental Home for Sale $165,000 Contact


Mobile Homes & Parks 2006 - 14 x 66 - 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath Modular Home 5 Appl, many extra’s, Electric Airforce & Wood Stove, To be moved. MUST SELL Offers Call 250-399-0015 Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see

Castlegar 1 Bdrm Apt Near Tim Horton’s Includes Utilities & parking $600/mth Phone 250-608-3930

Looking for long term rentals Home, Modular or Mobile in Castlegar or surrounding area. new to the area. Kids are grownup but we do have a dog. We are responsible, working, excellent tenants with references, non-smoking, no drugs. Please call Ken and Joanne 250-231-5310 or 250-253-1724, May consider rent to own.

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


BEAUTIFUL Twin Bays, Kootenay Lake 2 bedrooms, hardwood, sunroom, wood stove, guest house, 2 bathrooms, single garage, tool / wood shed and more. Lot with lake view,mature trees and year round creek . Seconds walk to beach and private community marina. This is truly an all season destination. Price reduced to $349,900. Inquire at 250421-3215



Acreage 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

Apt/Condo for Rent 2-BDRM, 2 BATH condo in Silver Bay. Fully furnished, 1 indoor parking spot incld. Top floor with great views & all upgrades. Avail. Sept. 15th. $1650. 1(215) 692-0277.

Commercial/ Industrial CASTLEGAR 600 sq ft Office Space near Napa, $450/mth Avail immediately Ray 250-365-3520 CASTLEGAR COLUMBIA AVE Office Space for 1-2 people starting at $750/mth & 3-4 people $1,200/mth Call 250-365-9886 for appt. to view

Duplex / 4 Plex CASTLEGAR, 1000 SQ FT 2 Bdrm includes F/S, brick fireplace, N/S, N/P, 365-2960 SOUTH CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm, W/D, F/S, NP, N/S, ref’ lease $625/mth. Call 778-292-1287.

Misc for Rent DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR Two Office Units: 400 Sq/Ft and 1000 Sq/Ft available immediately. Call 365-3665 days or 352-7474 evenings

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CASTLEGAR 1 bdrm large spacious suite, super central Location near Tim Horton’s, bus and shopping. F/S, W/D, private entrance and storage great neighborhood, util included $525/mth Avail Sept 1st, 250-399-4351

Retired Professional Gent N/S, N/P seeks modest accommodation, Rural Castlegar/ Blueberry/Brilliant will contract for lawn & garden care. Oct occupancy. 250-365-5696 leave msg

CASTLEGAR NORTH 2 Bdrm River front house, available Sept 1st, private yard, F/S. $1050/month + Utilities, N/S No Pets. References Required Contact - 250-365-9886 CASTLEGAR SOUTH, Well maintained 2 Bdrm House with garage & large back yard on Columbia Ave, N/S, $900/mth +utilities Avail Aug 1st, Call 250-365-9886 for appt to view. Lower Rossland 3 bedroom house with garage, large yard & deck. Available immediately. 250.362.2105. Long term tenant.

Rooms for Rent CASTLEGAR Furnished Room suitable for Student N/S, N/P, 250-365-4884

RV Pads Trailer Pad for rent up to 40” RV, Castlegar area, $300/mth power extra, Bob 250-3046989

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CASTLEGAR 1 Bdrm Room for rent for college student, Separate Bathroom, shared kitchen with own fridge, use of W/D, private Living room, wireless internet, Avail Sept 1st, Home owner is shift worker, $400/math, Call 250-365-5527 msg for Pam

For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake 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 $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email for more information

CASTLEGAR Looking for Mature Female Roommate, N/S, N/P, Phone 250-3654884 Seeking responsible easy going tidy individual to share large fully furnished home in Castlegar. Perfect for student or working person N/P N/S & $575/mth includes all utilities please call 304-2380

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CASTLEGAR Cute, clean & bright 1 Bdrm, rec rend, furnished, ready to move in, many extra’s 365-5246

1990 Mazda 323 Brand new Winter Tires, Exhaust system. rear struts, Needs auto transmission replace, $500 OBO Call 250-365-8155

CASTLEGAR SOUTH 1 Bdrm Basement suite, bright, roomy ground level, private drive & entrance, carport, suitable/ single individual N/S, N/P, N/P, $550/mth utilities included, 250-365-2783

92’ ES 300 Lexus - Olive Colour, Well Maintain, summer & winter tires on all rims. 233 km, asking $5,000 OBO 250-399-0015

Suites, Upper CASTLEGAR 1 Bedroom Basement Suite, Exceptionally Clean & Roomy, Close to all Shopping & College, can be furnished or unfurnished Available July 28th Separate driveway & entrance $700/mth - utilities included. Please call 250-365-7523 or 250-608-9350 CASTLEGAR, 2 Bdrm 1.5 bath, upper floor W/D, Avail Sept 1st, $865/mth Looking for mature couple, 250-365-2851 Castlegar 2 bdrm Apartment Bright & Spacious, F/S Laundry on site close to amenities, N/S, N/P $725 + utilities 359-7819

For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake 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 $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email for more information

Small Ads work! Recreational/Sale 2003 Alfa See-Ya 38’ Class A Turbo Diesel Motor home, model 36FD. Freightliner Chassis with a powerful 330HP CAT Turbo Diesel Engine. Allison 6 Speed Electronic Transmission, Full Air Brakes, Air Suspension and exhaust brake Two slides Power main awning Generac Diesel 7500 Generator, leather power driver seat, : cruise, tilt/telescopic steering, leveling jacks, cold dash A/C, power heated mirrors, power window visors, back up monitor etc etc. There is a AM/FM/CD (10 disc) Player .3 TVs . Norcold 4 door fridge with Ice-Maker, 10 Gallon Gas/Electric Hot Water tank. Washer/Dryer Combo. Corian countertops and solid wood cabinets. shower with skylight. Freezer in basement

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16 ft. aluminum McKenzie River Drift Boat. Glen Wooldridge design, high side /white water boat. Excellent shape. Comes with older carlisle oars, oar locks, skid coating and trailer. $3600 (2, 9 ft. carbon fibre oars also available for additional $400) Phone: 250-2292191 or email 26 Ft Sail Boat, 1970 Columbia, 9.9 Yamaha motor LS, Best Offer, Call 250-367-9033

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