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Improvement is on the horizon in terms of transit links between the cities of Castlegar, Nelson and Trail. With some adjustment there will soon be better coordination of routes and schedules, offering greater efficiency and convenience for transit users. One decision was made at last week’s Regional District of Cen-

tral Kootenay board meeting, and that is to add a later run from Castlegar to Nelson, one that will link up with a bus from Trail. Another run involving the Ooteschenia area was pondered at the meeting, though decisions on it was deferred to a public meeting which is set for Castlegar City Hall at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. One option would be for the relatively under-used Ooteschenia run to be discontinued.

“The proposal was to terminate that service and re-allocate the funding for different services to the mills,” said the RD’s Chief Administrative Officer Jim Gustafson. The RDCK Board agreed to the addition of a fourth departure (Nelson bound) from Castlegar’s Selkirk College campus - one that will coincide with a bus heading to Trail. Randy Matheson, RDCK administrative assistant, said “This last run that we’re thinking

of putting in will probably leave Nelson at around 4:50 p.m.. It’ll get to the college (in Castlegar) at about 5:37 p.m., which is the same time as the Trail bus gets there.” A final Nelson run would follow. “So there is that final connecting,” said Matheson. “That’s what this whole thing will do.” Matheson said the arrangements are now being made and it is hoped the enhanced schedule will be in effect by November.

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Selected post-HST vote opinions JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Elbow bikers take a breather Members of the Elbow Valley Cycle Club from Calgary pose before checking in at the Fireside Inn on August 30. The 15 riders, plus a van driver, were halfway through a 10-day outing that started and would finish in Revelstoke. To that point all had gone very well according to group leader Sandra Kunzel pictured above, front left. Jim Sinclair photo

Pass Creek ATV accident CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

An Alberta man was forced to spend the night alone in the woods after his ATV went off the road in Pass Creek on Sunday, Aug. 21. “We received a call at around 8 a.m. from EHS (BC Ambulance Service) about an injured quadder,” said Cpl. Deb Postnikoff of the Castlegar RCMP. “We found an injured male who had been launched over an embankment.”

The man, who is 42-years-old, was quadding with a group when he slipped off the road about 3 1/2 kilometres from Ladybird Forestry Road. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. and the man was in the woods for about 14 hours, said Cpl. Postnikoff. He was airlifted to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail suffering from hypothermia and broken bones in his arms and legs.

Business profile correction Last week a story on Quantum Vibes Wellness Centre in Castlegar was published. There were two inaccuracies in the story that require correction. 1. Ten minutes on the Whole Body Vibrations unit is the equivalent of one to two hours at the gym. 2. Organic oil and soy bean seasoning are two separate products. There is no soy bean organic oil. We regret any confusion that may have been caused.

Fifty-four per cent of respondents in the recent referendum on the 12 per cent harmonized sales tax (HST) expressed the desire to do away with the arrangement. The majority favours a return to the combined provincial sales tax (seven per cent) and federal goods and services tax (five per cent). The provincial liberal government was unsuccessful in saving the HST in spite of a strong advertising campaign and a promise to reduce the tax to 10 per cent by 2014. What lays ahead now is a process that many agree will be expensive and time consuming as the labourious process of changing systems is undertaken. Anti-HST crusaders such as former Social Credit Premier Bill Vander Zalm and current provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix had each expressed delight at the outcome, while government spokespeople including Finance Minister Kevin Falcon were suitably contrite – likening the referendum result to a “lesson learned” as to the importance of including the public in such major decisions. The harmonized tax, as you may recall, was brought in shortly after a liberal election win, and had not been hinted at during that election. Many feel Premier Gordon Campbell’s victory itself may not have come about if the HST had been on the table during the campaign. Here in Castlegar, comment was solicited from three members of the business community, including: Owner Dale Donaldson of Mallard’s Source for Sports. “I’m disappointed,” said Donaldson, “although I spoke to (MLA) Katrine Conroy and sort of suggested that maybe there’s a way... if they

Katrine Conroy: “People were not so much angry with the tax, but with the way it was brought in. File photo

re-instituted the exemptions they had before into the new legislation... that it may appease everybody.” Food is the main commodity Donaldson thought of in terms of what ought to be exempt from heavy taxation. “It could be food, it could be real estate fees, it could be haircuts,” he said of previously exempt items. “I think, quite frankly, the HST is better legislation than the old regime,” said Donaldson. “If there’s a way to salvage it, I think it’ll stop a lot of the pain we’re going to be going through over the next couple of years.” The first reaction from Florio Vassilakakis of Castlegar’s Element Club, when asked about the referendum result, was disappointment as well. “I’m one of the believers that the HST is a benefit to the economy in B.C.,” he said on August 29. Vassilakakis outlined how the harmonized tax had helped him weather some strong inflationary pressures over the past couple of years, particularly in regard to food prices. “I look at it, and I’ve been able to keep my prices kind of in check,” he said, linking some of that ability with savings available through the


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Teachers ready for job action WE ARE as school is about to begin CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

With students throughout the Kootenays set to go back to school on Sept. 6, teachers in B.C. are still without a contract. Currently, there are bargaining negotiations between the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) and B.C. Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA), both at the provincial level and local level. The BCPSEA bargains for the Provincial Government in contract negotiations. “I would say at this point the government’s net zero mandate, which is what they’ve used with almost all the public service sector unions, is the largest stumbling block to productive negotiations,” said Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union (KCTU) President Alex Davidoff. The net zero mandate means the government will only negotiate public service contracts provided there is a zero net increase in costs. “If we were to accept a net zero settlement and enter into a multi-year contract we’d be way behind the eight ball,” said Davidoff. “We are ranked ninth as a province in pay in Canada.” Chair of the BCPSEA board Melanie Joy, a school trustee from SD#8 Kootenay Lake, is confident a deal can be reached. “The negotiations are still going on,” she said. “The process is going as well as can be. I do believe we can still come to a collective agreement conclusion. We did that in 2005 with our first negotiated agreement so we’re pretty confident we can do that again.” Joy points to the agreements

made between other public sector unions and the government as a positive sign that a settlement can be found.

“So on top of taking the money out of education, they increased the class size limits. They changed how classes are composed” Alex Davidoff “There have been many other collective agreements within the public sector that have also settled. Also, there are other alternatives that can take place,” she said. “There are negotiations going every day. We’re hoping to go through the long weekend. We proposed those dates to the BCTF but haven’t heard back yet.” For a teacher/government negotiation comparison, Davidoff points to the recent teacher’s strike in Saskatchewan. British Columbia ranks behind Saskatchewan, a province which saw its first teacher strike this year, he said. “They were ahead of us in salary. The conservative government in Saskatchewan was offering them 5.5 per cent over three years. The government also said they really value teachers there. What they ended up doing is going to a mediator and agreeing to pay the Saskatchewan teachers based on a Western Canada average. Saskatchewan didn’t want to use B.C. in the Western Canada average because we skew the average way down.” Davidoff also said the B.C. teachers have not had a ben-

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3 Rs... now 4G The Labour Day weekend has always seemed like an ideal time to reflectupon the great summer just about done, or maybe the summer that never quite got started. We’ve all had our share of both. But whether we’re in school, back in school (see page 15) or so far removed we think a semester is an afternoon nap, we notice the back to school rush in some way. If we live beside a school we’ve likely got a lot of issues lining up to idle outside our window. This year we’ve heard of important negotiations between the teachers’ union and the province. These are serious talks and both sides, as usual, have very competent folks making points for them. A tip of the hat at this time to both sides, and to the students and their families, too. The delivery and receipt of education has never seemed more daunting, at least from the outside looking in. Now there are just so many available versions of reality floating around. Where is the hunger for learning supposed to come from when the answer to everything is in your pocket? Here’s hoping some amicable way can be found to get around the smart phone issue and other related concerns in the classroom and the hallway. When could the idea of taking an Apple® for the teacher have been such an expensive (if effective) proposition?

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A view of the senior games I was sitting in a lawn chair under an awning, watching 70-yearold women running the 100 metre race. Sitting beside me was a senior from the Lower Mainland, who had wrapped-bandages on his arm, a tight brace on his lower left leg, and bruises on his right leg. He was a seniors’ participant, and I commented that he must have had a difficult time in his sport because of how much he was hurt. He replied that he competed anyway because it kept him alive. Apparently, four years earlier he nearly died of a heart attack, had a bypass, and determined to do something to keep active. He chose to learn a track and field sport, and for three years he’d worked hard at it. At 73 years of age, he was still improving, but he kept falling or spraining his leg. Determined, he kept going, and as he said, “Here I am at the games in Haley Park, Trail, B.C.” I thought about all the people I know who have nearly given up activity as they age. And then I looked at this elderly fellow and thought he had the best answer to stay forever young—find a sport and pursue it, come what may. My wife and I were at the seCraig Lindsay Reporter

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niors’ events mainly because of our friend, Cheryl Closkey. Cheryl is seriously into several track and field events at the seniors’ level, and on this day, we were going to watch two of her events. None of this was new to Cheryl as she has been competing at the master’s level for a number of years. Though people may not know it, she has been extremely successful at the provincial and the Canadian level in her age group. In fact, she has won more than 60 gold, silver, and bronze medals. Castlegar probably best knows Cheryl Closkey for her many years coaching basketball for junior girls, and more recently for being the driving force behind the Steve Nash basketball programs in our area. But nationally, she’s nearly as famous as a senior track and field participant, specializing in discus, javelin, shotput, hammer throw, weight throw, and the weight-pentathlon. She recently participated in the Canadian Masters’ championships in Toronto where she won several medals. Her results in each of her sports deem her competitive for international competitions if she wishes to enter them. On this day, we watched her

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throw javelin in the morning. She had a routine, and when she prepared to throw, she became intense, focused, and tough. She paced off her run distance, set herself, and then roared down the runway, planted her left foot, and heaved the javelin. Each time it arced through the air, she hoped for a new achievement in distance for herself. She also wanted to beat her competition, and until the final throw, she was ahead. In the afternoon we watched the senior women toss the discus. Many of them were throwing it between 10 and 14 metres. Cheryl’s throws were in the 22 metre range, but again another lady threw 23 metres. So Cheryl ended up with a silver in the discus. Though Cheryl Closkey’s senior category is a younger one, she was all taped up and had a brace on her leg. She, too, looked like one of the walking wounded, but her minor injuries never seemed to faze her. When she stood in the circle to spin with the discus, you would never have thought she had a bad knee. Like all the others, bandaged or not, she was there for the thrill of the sport. She came away with six B.C. seniors’ medals, three of them gold.

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Something reeks across the river Once again the Mayor and Councillors for the City of Castlegar are turning a blind eye to issues meaningful to residents within their community. We as residents are already on water rationing to help conserve water. The Mayor is on about the installation of water meters to help conserve water. Why? Because it is not cheap to treat water. “You have to treat it twice. You treat when you deliver water and you treat when it’s sewage,” the mayor is quoted in the Aug. 25 issue of the Castlegar News. The residents of Woodland Park have been complaining about the odours from the sewage treatment plant since the Spring of 2006, shortly after the most recent upgrade went on line. They continue to be ignored by the Mayor, Council and Head of Civic Works. In May of 2011 Head of Civic works Chris Barlow went on record with the Castlegar Source in an article relating to sewage smell stating “the best

option is to construct a cap for the whole system, which is thoroughly effective but also, unfortunately, hugely expensive.” Councillor Chernoff went on to say in the same article “I think the estimates are as high as $3 million, and we just don’t have that in the budget right now.” Now we have a $2 million plus contract to install a pipeline for water to the “37 acres at the airport that we need to develop,” as well as a pipeline for sewage to return from the same property. The airport has been operating for years with the infrastructure that it has in place. How convenient, that now there is a gaming centre there is a need to upgrade the services to those properties. Next year it is slated that there is to be another $2 million-plus contract to install a lift station to bring the sewage to the South Castlegar Treatment Centre – a facility already struggling to deal with the sewage it is receiving from the rest of the community; a

facility that still has issues with obnoxious odours that haven’t been adequately dealt with. I’m not a mathematician but the monies being spent to take water out to the airport and gaming centre, that are already on wells and septic systems, add up to more than what it would take to effectively deal with the problem of the South Castlegar Treatment Centre. The mayor’s and councillor’s excitement over the gaming centre and all of its “benefits to the community” have lost sight of the needs of the City of Castlegar’s residents. I am not privy to the decisions made at council meetings or issues and negotiations which take place behind closed doors within City Hall, but if you have any foresight, it is not hard to see that the residents of Ootischenia will be clamoring to get attached to the water and sewage once it is across the river. -John Shirley, Castlegar

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More thanks I’m writing to tell you and your town how lovely we were treated while we were in Castlegar for the Senior Games. My husband and I were involved with the Horseshoes at Pass Creek Park. All the folks that looked after us were just the best. Thank you for making our time there so enjoyable. The banquet was very good and the entertainment very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our stay, food and general friendly people every where we went. Thanks also for the courtesy cars we used for transport from our venue to the banquet and the opening ceremony. The drivers were so nice and related all kinds of information on your beautiful town. We love you, Thank You -Muriel and Kevin Scallon Ashcroft, BC, Continued on P. 9

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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 Castlegar News


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people at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers. Features Jack Nisbet, historian of Thompson’s epic voyage; Marilyn James, official spokesperson, Sinixt Nation; and an Aboriginal drumming circle.

original art work consists of nine separate multi-media installations showing the history of the evolution of our common ancestors from the beginning of life on the planet into the future. The work is a provocative, irreverent and humorous look at our ancestral history on the planet.



the Sentinel Speakers, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Mark Sirges at 250368-2504 or Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336.

15-30 years. Snacks Provided. Register 250.365.1027 or cyes. Provided at 875 Columbia Ave. Castlegar Youth Employment Services We will also be hosting free WHMIS certificate in September and free First Aid certificate in October. Call to be put on the list. SEPT. 2 - DR. ART HISTER FROM GLOBAL TV NEWS HEALTH SPOT WILL BE SPEAKING IN GENELLE -

Dr. Art Hister, of Global TV News Health 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 - 3pm-5pm.

Sept. 7, 5pm-8pm. Fall term runs Sept. 12 - Dec. 19. For more info call 365-5563 or email SEPT. 7 - TOASTMASTERS MEETING - The local Toastmasters club,


sing and want to sing both classical and contemporary music, come and join the Twin Rivers Chorale. Our first rehearsal and registration is on Sept 8, 2011 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Castlegar. 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 phone Sarah Currie at 250304-2529. SEPT. 10 - BACK TO SCHOOL SWIM PARTY - 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the

Castlegar Aquatic Centre - everyone is welcome. The big dog will be in the pool. Regular admission. SEPT. 11 - 24TH ANNUAL WEST KOOTENAY TOY RUN - Registration

cake breakfast at 8am, parade at 11am, birthday cake, beer gardens and music all day, displays and demonstrations 1-5pm, spaghetti dinner 5-7pm, and celebration dance 8:30-11pm.

and Pancake Breakfast begins at 8am at the Castlegar Complex. Registration is $10 or a new unwrapped toy. Invite your friends and family for breakfast to see you off! Everyone is welcome to attend! for more information email, visit or call 365-7371




cal #1 would like to invite all its union members, their families and retirees to our labour day picnic. It will include lunch, games and music. Please bring a nonperishable food item for our local food bank. SEPT. 5 - FREE WALK & TALK CELEBRATING 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVID THOMPSON IN THE WEST KOOTENAY - 1 p.m. at Milen-

nium Park. Come hear about Thompson’s voyage and his historic meeting with First Nations

a.m. The theme for lunch is the 100 mile diet. SEPT. 12 - KOOTENAY FAMILY PLACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 4:30pm at Neighbourhood

House, 767 11th Avenue, Castlegar. Please join us – Refreshments served. SEPT. 13 - FREE ZUMBA CLASS AND FREE ZUMBATOMIC CLASS FOR KIDS - Try a class and see what the

talk is about. Lil starz - ages 4-7, 3-3:30pm; Big starz - ages 8-12,

3:45-4:30pm; Adults 5-6pm. At the Selkirk room - Castlegar Complex. SEPT. 19 - WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP - The

West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet at 2 pm at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Guest speaker: Judy Kazman, representative from Coloplast. Be sure to attend as she does not visit our area often. For further info, please call 250-368-9827 or 250-365-6276. SEPT. 20 - CASTLEGAR FRIENDS OF PARKS AND TRAILS GENERAL MEETING - 7pm at the Castlegar

Recreation Complex. Come and learn about the summer projects completed, plans for mountain bike trails, and City’s new master plan for Twin Rivers Park. Everyone welcome. SEPT. 24 - REGIMENTAL BALL AT THE CASTLEGAR REC CENTRE The

public is invited to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Regimental. The SwingSationS will bring the dance floor alive with classic songs that everyone loves, and the silent auction will offer exciting opportunities with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $75 are are available at Trail, Castlegar, Grand Forks and Nelson RCMP detachments. For more information please contact Derrick Donovan at 250-354-5146 or Laurie Donovan at 250-354-5181. SEPT. 24/25 - 16TH ANNUAL PASS CREEK FALL FAIR - Cash prizes

for youth entering exhibits! Portable lazer tag, obstacle course, bouncy house, mini golf, exhibits, pony rides, horse show, concession, live entertainment all weekend long! Car show - Saturday, Dog show - Sunday. For more information or to enter an exhibition or be a vendor go to



club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Mark Sirges at 250-3682504 or Diane Cushing at 250365-8336. ONGOING: 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.

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: AL-ANON MEETS EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AL-ANON is for

people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674. 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. For registra-

tion information email or phone 250-365-5914. Also check out www.castlegarminorhockey. com. 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.


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.


about welfare issues, disability benefits, tenancy or family law? A staff person from The Advocacy Centre is in Castlegar every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Services, 1007 2nd Street. Previously, the advocate was in Castlegar on Fridays. Appointments are encouraged, so please call the Centre at 250608-0589 or 1-877-352-5777.


p.m. Will be starting soon. Runs every second Wednesday. All levels of Bluegrass players welcome. For more info call Ruth at 250-365-5538.


berry Creek StrongStart is reopenning Tues, September 6th. StrongStart is a parent-caregiver participation program for children from birth to age 5. This free drop-in program includes daily activities including arts & crafts, science and nature, imagination play, snack, circle, gym time, music and much more! Hours are Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 8:30-11:30 and Tues 12-3.


T.G.I.F. are back again at Blueberry Creek Community School starting Friday, September 9th! Lots of supervision in a positive environment while your children and teens enjoy time together with their friends. Times have changed to as follows: ages K-age 11 is from 6:30-8pm, age 12-14 is from 8-9:30 and age 1518 is from 9:30-11.


ery 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 250365-3701.


interested in joining us please call: 365-6405 Castlegar or 3642803 Trail for more information.

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Dangerous, careless and irresponsible I would like to let you know that the traffic up and down Aaron road is getting dangerous. On July 28, an irresponsible motorist driving out of control, hit and moved the 19-inch concrete curb back 17-inches as his truck bounced off of it

and bolted down the steep bank. He wiped out the back yard and plowed into the basement, causing excessive damage inside and outside the house. He dug six-inch holes with his back wheels as he backed away from the damaged house.

I feel the 19-inch curb should have been replaced with a 27-inch curb when Aaron Road was repaved. Now is the time to install the 27-inch curb. -Bill Masloff, Ootishenia

Campers urged to use caution with campfires this long weekend SUBMITTED

Over the last weekend, fire officials discovered 36 campfires left unattended or abandoned by careless campers. “The weather has been a lot drier in the Southest Fire Centre. So we have been noticing an increase in the number of abandoned campfires,” said Erin Catherall, Fire Information Officer, Southeast Fire Centre. “We’re really encouraging the public to take extra caution when having campfires in the area.” The Southeast Fire centre is urging extreme caution to campers this week, as an increased fire danger rating and chance of lightning is expected over the next few days. As lightning becomes more common, it is crucial that crews are available to respond to naturallyoccurring wildfires. Person-caused wildfires divert critical resources away from

“...we have been noticing an increase in the number of abandoned campfires...” Erin Catherall

managing these lightning-caused fires. “We really want to limit the number of person caused fires, because it really diverts resources away from lightning caused fire,” said Catherall. Leaving your campfire unattended can result in a $345 fine. In addition, if

your campfire escapes and causes a wildfire, you may be held liable for all resulting suppression costs and damages. Please ensure you never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it is completely out before leaving the area. “It’s important that you douse your fire with water and make sure that it’s completely out - cold to touch - before leaving the area,” said Catherall. The fire danger rating is high to extreme in the Boundary, Arrow, Kootenay Lake, Invermere and Cranbrook zones.

Campers across the province are strongly advised to exercise responsibility this long weekend. File photo

Quick Facts: · Smoky skies visible in the southern interior are a result from fires burning in the U.S.A. More information on these fires can be found at http://www. · Since April 1, the Southeast Fire Centre has responded to 99 wildfires, consuming a total of 43 hectares. Fifty-five of those were caused by lightning. · A total of 245 campfire incidents have been reported in the Southeast Fire Centre. The five-year average for this time of year is 171. · To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cell phone or toll-free to 1 800 6635555. · There are currently open burning restrictions within the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. For information on burn restrictions, please visit: http://

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Classified & Display Friday September 2, 2011

Morning Service at 10:30AM BBQ following at 12 Noon

Classified Friday 10am

Carnival begins at 1:00PM to 4:00PM Bounce Houses, Carnival Games & More

Display Friday 12 noon

For more info call 250 365 5212

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Bowlasauras: 4-6 yrs. Pee Wee: 6-8 yrs. Bantam: 8-10 yrs.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 Castlegar News


Protect yourself from life’s volatility – with insurance




Come join in the fun at Castlegar Sculturewalk. Take the walk to find the answers, fill in the entry form below and drop it off at City Hall and you could be $1,000 richer!


$I000 1. The words on the sign behind sculpture #2 Answer:________________________________________ 2. What business is in the building behind sculpture #14 Answer:________________________________________ 3. What is the red object approximately 3 meters to the right of sculpture #15 Answer:________________________________________ 4. What is the type of business located across the street from sculpture #17 Answer:________________________________________ 5. What is the inscription sentence on sculpture #18 excluding names of artists and sponsors and title of sculpture Answer:________________________________________ 6. What is the building number behind you at sculpture #21

Volatility is unavoidable when it comes to investing in the stock market. That’s why it’s important for investors to ignore short-term gyrations and have carefully constructed stock portfolios that are built to last – a collection of quality holdings chosen for the expectation of strong performance over the long term. But what about the unavoidable volatility of life? Just like the stock market, we all have our own share of ups and downs in life. Some are joyful, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Others can be unpredictable and tragic. For example, it’s a heartbreaking reality that thousands of Canadians die or are seriously injured each year in car accidents. Others are diagnosed with a disease like cancer, which can result in premature death or the inability to work for months or years. If you died suddenly, would your loved ones be faced with catastrophic financial consequences? Who would pay for your funeral and your family’s monthly bills? Who would pay your monthly mortgage payment and other outstanding debts? How would your children’s future education be funded? And would your family be able to compensate for your lost paycheque, which would be gone forever? That’s why insurance is so important. It can provide

money in a timely manner when you need it to offset lost earnings to your household or business in the event of death or serious health change. If you died suddenly, would your loved ones be faced with catastrophic financial consequences?

Just like your investment portfolio, which should be periodically reviewed to make sure everything you own is appropriate in terms of your long-term financial goals, you should also undertake a regular review to ensure you have adequate coverage in place that meets your needs. You might need a carefully constructed insurance portfolio that contains different types to address different possibilities and to match your particular needs. For example, you may need a permanent life insurance solution to meet requirements that exist no matter what age you pass away, such as funeral and burial costs, medical or emergency costs, and taxes on registered assets and capital gains. Term insurance solutions might be best used to meet any particular temporary needs you could have, such

Answer:________________________________________ 7. Name the sign across the street and slightly left of sculpture #20 Answer:________________________________________ 8. What is the building number across the street from sculpture #12 Answer:________________________________________ 9. What are the words on warning sign on base at right side of sculpture #22 Answer:________________________________________

INVITATION TO TENDER Site Access Improvements – Ootischenia Landfill


SEALED Tenders will be accepted until 2:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time), Friday, September 9, 2011.

Tender documents are available on the RDCK’s website at

1. Entry Deadline September 29th, 2011 at 4pm. 2. Only entries submitted to the drop box at City Hall will be accepted 3. One entry per person - additional entries will be destroyed, regardless of more favorable scores. 4. Members of the Sculpturewalk team, their families and agents are not eligible for entry. 5. Highest total points wins the $1000 prize. In the incidence of a tie the final winner will be decided by a draw. 6. Entry in this competition constitutes agreement to be included in future Sculpturewalk publicity. 7. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Need Extra Money?

The RDCK is inviting tenders for the placing and compacting Type #1 fill in designated areas, cutting and grubbing existing bank, removal of trees, scrap metal and old gate house, installing traffic barriers and swing gates, installing lock blocks and drain channel, installing cross drain culvert and ditch, relocating existing reuse sheds, grade and compact native fill, supply place and compact granular base, placing asphalt pavement binder and wearing course.

10. What is the sign behind sculpture #25


as clearing your mortgage or replacing your income until your children are old enough to be self-sufficient. There are a number of questions you should ask yourself about disability insurance. For instance, what coverage does your employer provide and what are the limitations and exclusions of that coverage? Also, does critical illness insurance make sense for you to protect you from the longterm financial impact of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or the onset of cancer? This might spare you from having to withdraw money from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan, which could be critical in keeping your retirement plans intact. Lastly, long-term care insurance is another consideration. It can help cover the major expnse of living in a long-term care facility or receiving care in your home Speak with your financial advisor, Gilbert Champagne, #109, 1983 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC, about your insurance needs and the different options that are available to you. Edward Jones, Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (except in Quebec). In Quebec, insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (Quebec) Inc.

A MANDATORY pre-tender LANDFILL SITE TOUR is scheduled for 1:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Ootischenia Landfill site located at 670 Columbia Road, Castlegar, BC. For further information please contact: Mike Morrison Resource Recovery Manager Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Phone: 250-352-8168 / Toll Free: 1-800-268-7325 Email:


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Keep issues of fairness at forefront Labour Day, history and present observations

Labour Day 2011 Why is Labour Day important? It’s important because we need to stand up and publically support the people who are fighting for our jobs, our way of life, and our children’s futures. I just returned from the United Steelworkers International Convention where three thousand Steelworkers were in attendance. The theme of the convention was Stand Up and Fight Back to preserve the Middle Class. It was an inspiring convention where we heard from several inspirational leaders including Ken Georgetti, President CLC (Canadian Labour Congress), President Obama and U.S. senator Bernie Sanders, to name a few. Income inequality has worsened over the last decade with the richest of the rich controlling more of the world’s wealth while the rest of us work longer and harder, struggling to hold onto our jobs and go into debt to keep up. It’s an unsustainable

situation. Chief Executive Officer pay has risen enormously while average household incomes have

“The problem lies on Wall Street, not Main Street.” Ken Georgetti

dropped. Ken Georgetti, CLC President describes working class situation in Canada and the U.S. as a class war and goes on to state “The problem lies on Wall Street, not Main Street. Tell me, do you remember when Unions caused the crash of the Stock Market, or when we took billions in bonuses, killed millions of jobs, trashed the work economy and at the same time paid no taxes? I don’t. In Canada the top one percent of Canadians got one third of all the nation’s income gains from 1997 to 2007. In Canada and the

United States those responsible for the economic crisis are trying to blame the victims. We can’t, as a society, tell our kids they don’t deserve the same standard of living we have enjoyed for ourselves, yet that is what big business and right wing governments are telling us; I say nonsense to them. We have to stand up and fight back, and when we do we will change our countries for the better. Senator Bernie Sanders further expounded on the growing income gap between the rich and the middle class. He declared “Instead of balancing the budget on the backs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and most vulnerable, it is time to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations to pay their fair share.” The Middle Class fight for survival is an international struggle. The United Steelworkers have signed international alliances with Los

Mineros - the mining Union in Mexico representing 250,000 workers and ‘Unite’ from Great Britain to work on strategies to confront global capitalist in the metal, forestry, oil and pulp and paper industries and the International Metalworkers Federation. In this new global world, where corporations operate without national borders, workers cannot fight for a better life if we do not develop allies. On Labour Day remember that you are not alone in your struggle to preserve the middle class. Our fight is an ongoing struggle, day by day, year by year. Show your support by wearing your union pin to work, speak up when someone trashes your union, vote for politicians who support workers’ values. We are fighting for our way of life and that of children and grandchildren - apathy is not an option. -Chuck Macklon President USW Local 9705 Trail, BC

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The first weekend of September is generally known as Labour Day weekend as Canadians, Americans, Australians, and others celebrate labour by taking the day off. It’s also unofficially known as the start of fall and the last long weekend of the summer, and signals the return to school for thousands of children. Labour Day has been celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September since the 1880’s. The origins trace back to April of 1872 when a parade was staged to support the Toronto Typographical Union (TTU), that went on strike for a 58-hour work week. Some 2,000 workers marched through Toronto, headed by two marching bands. By the time the parade reached Queen’s Park the sympathetic crowd had grown to 10,000. Under the law of the time it was still a crime to be a member of a union in Canada and at the behest of George Brown, politician and editor of the Toronto Globe, 24 leaders of the TTU were charged with “conspiracy.” Union leaders marched in a

similar demonstration on September 3 to protest the arrests. Seven union members marched in Ottawa, prompting a promise by Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald to repeal the “barbarous” anti-union laws. Parliament passed the Trade Union Act on June 14 the following year and soon all unions were demanding a 54-hour work week. On July 23, 1894, Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labour Day (to be held in September) an official holiday. A huge Labour Day parade took place in Winnipeg that year. The parade stretched some five kilometres. The tradition of a Labour Day celebration quickly spread across Canada and the continent. It all began in Toronto with the brave stand of the printer’s union. “We became one of the first countries to have that first Monday of September as Labour Day,” said Jim Sinclair, President of the B.C. Federation of Labour, in an interview with the Castlegar News. “It was really started as a way of celebrating the fact that nothing in this country would work without working people. Continued on P. 20

Happy Labour Day, from 85,000 of us On this Labour Day, we renew our commitment to work for fairness, dignity and respect for all working people and for the communities in which they live and work.


Sustaining strong, diverse communities throughout British Columbia.

I would like to wish all workers and their families a safe and relaxing Labour Day. We honour your commitment to make our community strong and prosperous. Katrine Conroy, MLA Kootenay West 1-888-755-0556

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Children’s Library turns the page population of Castlegar has a library card. The Castlegar and District Public Library has plenty of programs for kids, said children’s librarian Arlee Venier. “We’ve got Mother Goose for babies, toddler story time, pre-school story time, as well as various book clubs for older kids,” she said. “We have new

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The brand new children’s section of the Castlegar and District Public Library is now open after six weeks of work. The wing, which cost $60,000 and is spread out over 490 linear feet, features an estimated 10,000 items including books, DVD’s, e-reader books, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, picture books, and a interactive computer station. “It’s completely done. It took six weeks for the whole thing,” said Sandra Smith, director of the Castlegar and District Public Library. “We closed it down for two weeks in early July. Our workers did a really good job.” The children’s wing is just to the left as you enter the library; it’s pretty hard to miss with a colourful blue path showing the way and a cardboard figure trumpeting at the entrance. “We’ve been very supported by the community,” said Smith. “The library has always been a focal point. We had over 130,000 items last



Hole in One Sandra Smith (top photo, left) director of the Castlegar and District Public Library, and Arlee Venier, children’s librarian, show off the new children’s wing of the library. Pictured directly above, Christopher and Abigail White Craig Lindsay photos

year for 15,000 people. That’s pretty good.” The library has 7,500 card holders, which means half the

programs all the time. We’re always doing different crafts as well.”

Cathy Hansen of the Black Rooster Bar and Grill presents Ty Langton with a cheque for $10,000 for a hole in one at the annual Black Rooster Mixed Open golf tournament at Birchbank Golf Club. Langton’s achievement also gave $2,000 to his charity of choice, the 24th annual Toy Run. The tournament also raised money for the Sept. 11 Toy Run, with a 50/50 draw, putting contest, and $400 from entry fees. The Black Rooster also gave $2 from every T-shirt sold to the run. In all, the Black Rooster will give about $3,000 to the Toy Run. Craig Lindsay photo


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CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

For most local hip hop fans, Warren G will be the big draw on Sept. 10 at The Element Night Club in Castlegar as he brings his Nate Dogg Tribute Show to town, and rightfully so. Warren G, after all, came up with one of the all time great hip hop anthems in 1994’s Regulate, along with since-deceased Nate Dogg. But don’t overlook opening act Johnny Dilemma, a talented rapper from Vancouver who has already performed with Snoop Dogg, the Game, Black Eyed Peas, Method Man, and Redman. The 2011 Nate Dogg Tribute Show will be the first time Dilemma hass performed with Warren G. “Warren G has been around for quite some time. He’s actually Dr. Dre’s half brother,” Dilemma explains. “He was partners with Nate Dogg, who was a very famous voice in hip hop but unfortunately passed away this year. This is like a tribute tour to Nate Dogg. Warren G has toured Canada a couple of times and sold out shows everywhere.” Dilemma has his own epic tale which starts with him overcoming brain surgery at the age of 17. He

Vancouver rapper Johnny Dilemma, and headliner Warren G have a Sept. 10 date at the Element Night Club. Submitted photos

was living in Scarborough, Ontario and in grade 12, when Doctors discovered abscesses on his brain and rushed him into surgery. “I wasn’t really taking care of myself. I was partying a lot and I got sick,” said Dilemma. “By the time I went into the hospital and had it checked out I had a CAT scan. Literally 45 minutes after I had the CAT scan they put me on an emergency table once they realized what was going on.” “I was given a

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10 per cent chance of surviving,” he recalled. “I had this emergency brain surgery. Obviously, I’m here now to tell about it.” After the successful surgery, Dilemma cleaned up his life and moved across the country to Vancouver

to start over. “That’s when I met my friend Charley and was able to do music for real. Before then it was just rapping at parties or whatever,” said Dilemma. “I’d been doing hip hop since I was 13 or 14. I had a stack of rhymes and that’s about it until I met my best friend Charley and we formed a group called Sketch Bros. when I was 18 or 19.” A couple of years later, Charley moved to Hong Kong leaving Dilemma to become a

solo artist. As far as acts that have influenced him, Dilemma mentions Eminem, Ludacris, Outkast, as well as underground artists Chino XL and Big L. “I’m living a good life now. I’m able to just focus on music right now,” said Dilemma, who released a CD last month. “It’s being released to coincide with the start of the tour. I’m going to be pushing it hard. I’m going to be giving a portion of the proceeds from the printed (physical) copies and all the proceeds from online sales to children’s hospitals in Canada.” Dilemma describes his music as being very lyrics-driven, “That’s what I pride myself on. It’s a very metaphor-driven, lyrical-content base over what I consider some bumping beats.” For his upcoming concert performance at The Element, you can expect the same smart lyrics and lots of energy. “They can expect me jumping and climbing on everything in sight and definitely wowing them with some lyrics,” said Dilemma. So if you’re looking for the next big hip hop superstar don’t bet against Johnny Dilemma, after all, he’s already beaten the odds once.

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Selkirk College ready and set for new school year CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

With Labour Day just around the corner, school is close at hand. In fact, Selkirk College in Castlegar is busy preparing for what is expected to be another busy year. Although overall numbers are similar to last year’s, the number of first year stu-

dents is down about five per cent. “I think it speaks volumes for our programs when you see so many returning students,” said Barry Auliffe, director of communications. The Castlegar campus returns in style on Sept. 6 with Student Orientation Day, Nelson’s orientation day runs Sept. 7. Expect

a fun-filled day with breakfast, games, information centres, lunch barbecue, music and tons of prizes. Offered this year are two popular nursing programs: Online Pharmacy Technician, and Health Care Assistant which is offered in Grand Forks and Trail. The programs were made available after

the college received $200,000 in grants from the government as part of a provincewide initiative. There are 20 seats for the online pharmacy tech program and 18 seats for the health care assistant program. The Nursing program, as well as the Aviation and Early Childhood Education programs are the

most popular programs, said Auliffe. The Nelson campus has just completed renovations for the residences on 10th Street. The $7 million cost was paid for by the federal and provincial governments, with support from Columbia Basin Trust and the City of Nelson. New at the Castle-

gar campus is the Aboriginal Gathering Place – part of a province-wide program by the Provincial Government. Selkirk College received $600,000 from the government and $200,000 from Columbia Basin Trust. “The Selkirk College Gathering Place is a specifically designed and dedicated

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structure which will be utilized to promote Aboriginal culture, ceremony and provide an opening environment for aboriginal students, their families, and to the larger community,” said Selkirk College president and CEO Angus Graeme in a press release. “The final cost for the project is $950,000. We need to raise the remaining $150,000 ourselves,” said Auliffe. “The building is open for students but there is still plenty of work to do. We are hoping to have the grand opening in late October or early November.”

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Adults head back to school for free this fall in Selkirk’s ABE program, like Zoe Langlois did ten years ago. Zoe goes to work each day excited. She marvels at how lucky she is to work with people, helping them find their way in life in her role as a Vocational Counsellor for Canadian Mental Health in Nelson, but Zoe didn’t always see her future so brightly. Zoe’s turning point came ten years ago when she enrolled in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in the School of Academic Upgrading and Development at Selkirk College. After leaving high school in grade twelve, Zoe spent five years not being sure of what she wanted, let alone how she would get it – high school hadn’t been easy and she wasn’t sure if she could do more schooling.

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After some thought, Zoe decided to try a different kind of education and came to ABE in Nelson, where she signed up for a College Success class. In class, Zoe discovered a passion for working with people and began to lay out a pathway to become a teacher. Zoe knew it would be a long path, as her math and english skills were not yet ready for university level courses. But in College Success, she had explored motivation, how to stay on track, and had picked up some solid study skills. Facing her fears of math, Zoe signed up to upgrade her math and english. She found ABE classes were small and casual and let her learn in her own way. Coming to

school as an adult was quite different, and she surprised herself with A’s and B’s. Zoe felt supported, saying, “The instructors really cared about my success.” The fact that ABE is free let Zoe upgrade two levels of both math and english before moving on to two years in the University Arts and Sciences program at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus and two years at Thompson Rivers U. in Kamloops to achieve a B.A. in English. She said, “I was so well prepared after upgrading in ABE. I enjoyed my University courses, and I was really happy with my grades.” As it turns out, Zoe didn’t go on to teaching but instead returned to Selkirk College to complete the Classroom and Community Support

Worker program, which prepared her for counselling work. Zoe’s story is a great model for heading back to school, something many adults are considering this fall. ABE is available at the Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, and Trail centres, where adults can study math, English, biology, chemistry, physics, computer studies, and social studies on their own or with an instructor. ABE helps adults upgrade specific courses, increase their confidence in their ability to learn, and be better prepared for work, life or post secondary studies. The School of Academic Upgrading and Development also has partnerships with Essential Skills and Literacy programs and a program in Adult Spe-

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The Castlegar Rebels would like to Our local Castlegar Rebels are looking invite community members to join forward to the upcoming season and our exciting organisation. We would are inviting motivated,positive, community like to increase our volunteer lease members to join our organization.

and are welcoming billet families, guards, anthem singers, Ifsecurity you are interested in joining our family or think you have a great idea to trainers/first aid/safety personel. contribute please contact: If you would like the experience of Headcoach/GM Steve Junker: working within a positive atmosphere 250 365 0911 and helping the Rebels organization ( and all our players, please call Tom Campbell, Vice President at Secretary Sandy Terlecki: 250-304-9055 or Sandi Terlecki, 250 365 2182 (Secretary, ) at 250-304-9721.

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Darlene Kalawsky (far right), chair of the Castlegar District Friends of the Library Society, and Helen Moore (far left), vicechair, give a cheque for $5,000 to Sandra Smith (third from left), Director of the Castlegar and District Library, and Arlee Venier, children’s librarian. The money will be used for furniture for the brand new children’s library wing of the Castlegar and District Library. Craig Lindsay photo

ROAD CLOSURE —HUGH L. KEENLEYSIDE DAM Please be advised that the road over the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam is currently closed to all traffic. Safety is a top priority and the closure will allow BC Hydro to review vehicle traffic and worker safety measures. Please use alternate routes during this time.

A joyous reunion is enjoyed by Georgia and her family. SUBMITTED SPCA

Georgia is a Bichon dog who traveled to the Fruitvale area from Alberta with her family for a wedding on the weekend of July 1617. Georgia was let off her leash to play with all of the other happily cavorting dogs. Something spooked her; she took off and was impossible to catch. Those first few days she was spotted many times but no one was able to catch or confine her. At this point we suggested that they put up posters everywhere so the community became aware that this frightened little dog was sorely missed by her owners and to call if they had any sightings of her. For the next week, this family stayed in the area to search for their lost dog and called in every day to see if someone else had had any luck. Hope was kept alive by the fact that she was continually spotted. On July 23, just before the family was going to have to leave the province, there were sightings again in an area where she had been seen before. Family, friends and Danielle, manager of The Trail Regional BC SPCA all took up another stakeout and foot search and after about three hours of bush walking, Georgia was finally coaxed close enough for her owners to catch her. Despite being a bit dirty, Geor-

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gia was in fairly good health with no scratches or injuries and although tired and hungry, was just happy to be alive. The family and we here at The Trail BC SPCA would like to thank the community for their amazing support through this very harrowing time. It was an incredible effort on behalf of everyone to keep their eyes out for this poor lost dog and for those who helped the family throughout their many exhaustive stake-outs and foot searches. At this point we, at The Trail Shelter, would like this to be a lesson on the importance of not giving up on your lost animal. Despite this dog running through some high-traffic areas with vehicles and wild life, she was still able to survive and make it back home. It is so important to let not only your local shelter know of your missing pet, but to also let the community know with posters, pictures, media, etc. People won’t know that a wandering animal they see is an actual missing pet unless they are made aware to keep an eye out for it. Identification is also very important – tattoo’s, collars with an up-to-date phone number and licenses from your community. And please, never assume wildlife must have got it, because you just never know, as Georgia’s reunion with her family so clearly demonstrates. To the Byington Family – we wish you all the best!

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Kootenay Columbia School District No.20

Welcome to all students and parents. A special “welcome” to our first group of full day kindergarten students! The late arriving summer weather has us still thinking about swimming, golfing and camping but the calendar reminds us that school start up is just around the corner. September is an exciting time for schools as we get back to working with all our students to help them reach their full potential. We encourage all of our community to be actively involved with your schools. Talk to your child’s teacher and principal and find a way to stay involved and connected. Parental involvement really can make a difference in student achievement. All schools will be open at 8:00 a.m. September 6th for the registration of students new to thedistrict and for any local Kindergarten and Grade One pupils not previously registered. Pupils will report for instruction on Tuesday, September 7, 2011 at times noted below. September 7th will be a shortened day for students. Shortening the day will allow students an opportunity to become acquainted with their school, while at the same time enabling teachers to finalize their preparations for Wednesday, September 8th, the first full day of instruction.


Kindergarten students will have gradual entry over the first week and a half so please contact your school for those times. School Opening September 7, 2011 Regular start times with dismissal as follows:

Castlegar Primary Fruitvale Elementary Glenmerry Elementary JL Crowe Secondary Kinnaird Elementary MacLean Elementary Robson Community Rossland Secondary Stanley Humphries Secondary Twin Rivers Elementary Webster Elementary

8:20 am 8:15 am 8:20 am 8:38 am 8:20 am 8:40 am 8:25 am 8:38 am 8:38 am 8:25 am 8:25 am

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Regular School Times Beginning September 8, 2011 Regular start times with dismissal as follows: 8:20 am 8:15 am 8:20 am 8:38 am 8:20 am 8:40 am 8:25 am 8:38 am 8:38 am 8:25 am 8:25 am

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TRANSPORTATION: STUDENT CONDUCT To be eligible to ride the school bus a Student Transportation Request form must be filled out and returned to your school. If you have not filled in a form for the 2011-2012 school year one can be obtained on the district website or from your school. Bussing information and schedules can also be found on the website at or you can contact the transportation department at 250-365-8331 or 250-364-2224. Please note that all bus routes are subject to minor changes. If you need to determine the bus stop and/or time your student is registered for please contact your school or the transportation department. 1. Students must: a) Follow the driver’s directions the FIRST time they are given. b) Keep their hands, feet and objects to themselves. c) Stay in their seat unless directed to do otherwise. d) Talk quietly, using only appropriate language. e) Be at the bus stop 5 minutes before scheduled leave time. f) Not eat or drink on the bus. g) Not bully or intimidate others. h) NOT SMOKE, take drugs or alcohol on the bus and/or at the bus stop. 2. Non-registered students MUST provide a note from their parent/guardian, signed by the school staff/principal, to ride on a school bus. 3. Elementary students wanting to disembark at a stop other than their designated stop must provide a permission slip, signed by the principal. A student whose behaviour contravenes these values or whose actions distract the driver, cause to have the potential to cause harm or discomfort to self or others, is subject to disciplinary action, which may include the following: 1. Verbal warning from the bus driver (initially in routine situations). 2. Issue of a School Bus Incident Report: Written warning. Suspension of bus privileges. Some examples of actions that could result in suspension for an undetermined length of time are as follows: issued for repeated offences or for striking another person, fighting, vandalism, spitting, throwing objects out bus windows, lighting matches or other flammable objects, possession/use of laser pointer, possession/ use of weapons, unauthorized use of emergency equipment, unauthorized exit through rear emergency door, and other serious contraventions of the bus rules. If a student receives a suspension an interview with school district staff may occur. Incidents of a serious nature may result in immediate action.

CONVEYANCE OF NON-ENTITLED (COURTESY) STUDENTS Pupils wishing transportation must provide the driver with a signed note from their parent or guardian. School conduct and rules apply to these students using the bus service. Students without SIGNED PERMISSION will be denied a ride. The school district reserves the right to deny ridership to an individual.



1. Late Arrival to Bus Stop: Students should be at their bus stop 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time. Buses DO NOT wait for tardy students. Drivers may notify transportation office with a “School Bus Incident Report” if a student has arrived late for the bus on more than one occasion. 2. Under no circumstances should children run to catch the bus. 3. Provide the necessary safety precautions for your children when going to and from the bus stop. 4. Make certain that your children are properly dressed, in case of emergencies during cold or wet weather. 5. Accept responsibility for the proper conduct of your children before boarding a bus, during the daily trips and upon discharge. 6. Parents will be responsible for any damage to a bus by their children. 7. Encourage children to obey all traffic rules and school bus regulations. 8. Students are to use only their assigned bus and regular bus stop, unless they are a courtesy rider with the necessary documentation. 9. Children should know their bus route numbers. 10. Children are expected to proceed directly form the bus stop to their destination.



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As per the School Act and Regulations, parents/guardians who choose to school their children at home are advised that they MUST register their children by September 30th with a public school in the school district, a distance education school or an independent school in the province. For bussing information, please call 250-365-8331 or 250-364-2224. Bus schedules may also be viewed on the district website : – Transportation). Schools may charge fees for: school supplies; the rental of musical instruments; tools, equipment and materials for personal use or for participation in a trades program; optional field trips and special events; and, specialty ‘academy’ costs. Each school has a financial hardship policy – please contact your principal for more information. School fees and school supply lists may be viewed on the district website : – Parents/Public – School Fees & Supplies OR Schools).

BUS SCHEDULE 2011-2012 Rte #1 from: Robson to: CPrimary, Robson, Twin Rivers, SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Broadwater/McLean 7:38 Robson Fire Hall 8:04 Allendale Cr 7:43 Colview Rd 8:06 4251 Broadwater Rd 7:51 Relkoff Rd 8:07 3969 Broadwater Rd 7:53 Castle Theatre 8:09 3768 Broadwater Rd 7:54 SHSS 8:13 3561 Broadwater Rd 7:55 3385 Broadwater Rd 7:58 Robson 8:01 SHSS 8:13 CPrimary 8:15 Twin Rivers 8:19 Rte #2 from: Genelle to: Kinnaird, CPrimary, Twin Rivers, SHSS from: S. Castlegar to: CPrimary, Twin Rivers from: Route #7 to: CPrimary, SHSS, Twin Rivers Stop Name Time Stop Name Time SPL 7:25 32nd St (CP/TR) 7:55 China Creek Shell 7:27 5th&27th (old VV School) 7:57 Smith Cresc. & 16th 7:30 6th&24th (park) 8:00 Whispering Pines 7:32 6th&20th (Complex) 8:01 12th & 15th Junc. 7:34 CPrimary 8:08 Tempo 7:36 Twin Rivers 8:09 Wide spot prior to SPL Road 7:37 RCS-transfer to Rte 3 Fairview 7:40 Kinnaird 7:50 CPrimary 8:08 Twin Rivers 8:09 SHSS 8:12 Rte #3 from: Pass Creek (lower), Robson (lower) to: CPrimary, Robson, SHSS, Twin Rivers from: Robson (lower) to: CPrimary, Twin Rivers from: N Castlegar to: Robson Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time 1884 Pass Creek Rd 7:33 Vine St (CP/TR only) 7:56 Arrow Lakes Dr 8:00 1806 Pass Creek Rd 7:34 Colview Rd (CP/TR only) 7:57 King Ave 8:03 1696 Pass Creek Rd 7:35 Relkoff Rd (CP/TR only) 7:58 CPrimary 8:08 1647 Pass Creek Rd 7:37 Arrow Lakes Dr 8:00 Twin Rivers 8:12 1558 Pass Creek Rd 7:39 King Ave 8:03 Robson 8:19 1454 Pass Creek Rd 7:40 CPrimary 8:08 1124 Pass Creek Rd 7:42 Twin Rivers 8:12 Bayview Mailboxes 7:47 Relkoff Rd (RCS only) 7:48 Colview Rd (RCS only) 7:49 Robson 7:55 SHSS 8:07 CPrimary 8:08 Twin Rivers 8:12 Rte #4 from: Castlegar, Robson, Genelle, Thrums to: Crowe, TMS to: SHSS from: Route 13 Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Thrums Auction (Mon-Wed) 6:59 Monashee/15th 7:26 Smith & 16th 7:47 1923 Irving Rd (mailboxes) 7:02 Stellar Place(transit stop) 7:30 Whispering Pines 7:48

MORNING RUNS Columbia/34th 7:32 12th/15th 7:40 1595 Hwy3A (Mon-Thu) 7:04 1503 Hwy3A 7:05 Blueberry Cr Park 7:36 Tempo 7:52 Btm of Pass Cr Rd 7:08 Fairview (1st entrance)7:40 Oasis/Hwy (rte 13) 8:02 Broadwater/Bayview (Fri) 7:12 China Cr Shell 7:43 Crowe 8:12 Lions Head 7:14 HomeGoods or TMS 8:19 Stanley Humphries 7:21 RR transit stop (winter) 7:45 SHSS 8:52 Rte #5 from: Glade, Shoreacres to: CPrimary, Twin Rivers, SHSS, Robson from: S Castlegar to: SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Bus Garage Gate 6:48 Shoreacres(McHardy Rd) 7:35 Jenisa Rd 7:47 Thrums East Rd (courtesy) 7:02 Voykin Subdivision 7:41 CPrimary 8:07 1817 Hwy3A (courtesy) 7:02 Kelly Rd 7:42 Twin Rivers 8:09 Glade/Division 7:13 Goose Creek Rd 7:43 SHSS 8:11 Antler Rd 7:15 Doukhobour Rd 7:44 32nd Street 8:21 Morraine Rd 7:18 Hwy3A/Glade Esso 7:45 5th & 27th 8:22 Shoreacres Bird Rd 7:29 2295 Hwy3A 7:46 SHSS 8:32 Rte #6 from: Ootishenla (S side of Hwy3) to: CPrimary, Kinnaird, Twin Rivers, SHSS from: Woodland Park to: CPrimary, Twin Rivers Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time 1014 Bridgeview 7:34 Waterloo Cr 7:45 Edgewood 8:06 1058 Bridgeview 7:36 833 Columbia Rd 7:48 CPrimary 8:11 Bridgeview Mailbox Rd 7:38 Hillview/Dump Rd 7:50 Twin Rivers 8:12 Duke Rd & Waterloo Rd 7:39 Hillview/Mailbox 7:52 822 Waterloo Rd 7:40 Kinnaird 8:11 D-D Ranch 7:42 CPrimary 8:11 Twin Rivers 8:12 SHSS 8:14 Rte #7 from: Grosvenor to: Kinnaird, CPrimary, Twin Rivers from: Highland Drive to: CPrimary, Twin Rivers from: Blueberry, S Castlegar to: Kinnaird, SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Crestview Cr 7:27 Trowelex Rd 7:58 Cone Hill Park 8:15 Grosvenor/Forest Rd 7:29 Blueberry Cr Prk 8:02 Southridge & 14th 8:18 Killough Rd (Labatts) 7:30 32nd St (KE) 8:06 14th & 37th 8:20 Bonanza Pass Sign 0:00 Kinnaird 8:11 27th & Columbia 8:25 Highland Dr (CP/TR) 7:42 SHSS 8:32 Kinnaird 7:50 Rte #9 from: N Ootishenia to: CPrimary, Twin Rivers, SHSS from: Edgewood, S Castlegar to: Kinnaird from: S Castlegar to: SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Rosedale & Campus Rd 7:34 Cone Hill Park 8:01 24th & 6th St 8:20 Top of Trailer Court Rd 7:36 Southridge & 14th 8:05 6th & 20th (Complex) 8:21 Ootishenia/Columbia 7:39 14th & 37th 8:06 SHSS 8:30 Columbia Rd/ Aaron Rd 7:40 Kinnaird 8:15 Columbia Rd/ McPhee Rd 7:41 Lark Rd 7:42 Columbia & Ootischenia 7:43 CPrimary 7:50 Twin Rivers 7:52 SHSS 7:53


Acceptable Items 1. Skates 2. Small musical instruments 3. Golf clubs (3-4 clubs, not a set with a golf bag) 4. Field hockey sticks 5. Hockey sticks 6. Baseball bats 7. Skateboards

Unacceptable Items 1. Skis and poles 2. Sleighs, toboggans 3. Furniture or other large items 4. Large musical instruments

Rte #10 from: upper Pass Creek to: CPrimary, Robson, Twin Rivers, SHSS from: lower Robson, Grosvenor area, Highland Dr., 17th to: SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Piljek Rd 7:25 Robson Fire Hall 7:52 Crestview Cr 8:10 Goose Creek Rd 7:26 Vine St 7:54 Grosvenor/Forest 8:12 McDaniels Rd 7:28 SHSS 7:59 Killough Rd (Labatts) 8:13 2170 Pass Creek Rd 7:29 Highland Dr 8:16 Raven Rd 7:31 17th St (bh Safeway) 8:20 2070 Pass Creek Rd 7:33 SHSS 8:27 1989 Pass Creek Rd 7:34 1948 Pass Creek Rd 7:35 1844 Pass Creek Rd 7:37 Vine St 7:47 Robson 7:50 SHSS 7:59 CPrimary 8:02 Twin Rivers 8:03 Rte #11 (Specialty) from: Blueberry Creek Stop Name Time Blueberry Creek (CP/TR) 7:36 100th Street (special) 7:38 Cone Hill Park 7:43 Southridge/14th 7:46 14th/37th 7:49

to: CPrimary, Kinnaird, Twin Rivers, SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Edgewood 8:06 6thAve (M,T,Th) (special) 8:20 5thAve (special) 8:12 Highland Dr (special) 8:25 5th & 27th (KE) SHSS 8:43 Kinnaird 8:16 Crestview Cr 8:42 Kinnaird 8:50

Rte #12 from: Tarry’s Thrums Stop Name Time Loff Rd 7:35 2039 Loff Rd 7:37 Tarry’s Rd 7:38 Irving Rd 7:39 1817 Hwy 3A 7:41 1739 Hwy 3A 7:42

to: CPrimary, Robson, Twin Rivers, SHSS Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Moran Rd 7:43 Trubetskoff Rd 7:54 1595 Hwy 3A 7:44 Cultural Rd 7:55 1503 Hwy 3A 7:45 Robson 8:01 Lookout Rd 7:46 CP 8:09 1867 Robson Access Rd 7:50 Twin Rivers 8:10 Brilliant Rd 7:53 SHSS 8:12

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Saints hockey adds a trio of experienced skaters SUBMITTED

The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey team recently announced the signing of three players: defenceman Justin Sotkowy (Victoria, BC), Sandra Moser (Banff, AB), and Jordan Wood (Cloverdale, BC). Sotkowy adds a wealth of experience to the Saints’ blueline core following a junior career that saw him play with the Junior A BCHL’s Quesnel Millionaires, Cowichan Valley Capitals, and Powell River Kings. The 5’11 blueliner totalled six points and 49 penalty minutes in 63 contests, and most recently suited up for the Kings in their 2011 BCHL Championship appearance against the Vernon Vipers.

The 20-year old spent the majority 2010/11 season with the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Victoria Cougars, scoring three goals and adding 38 assists in 39 regular season games. His 41 points were the second most by a VIJHL defenceman while his 20 power-play assists led all skaters. He finished 16th overall in league scoring and also tallied 129 minutes in penalities. “Justin is a tremendous addition to the Saints hockey program,” says Selkirk College athletics director Kim Verigin. “He was one of the top defencemen in Junior B hockey last season and he plays an excellent two-way game. We expect Justin to step in and be a top player for

us in his first BCIHL season.” “Choosing to attend Selkirk College was an easy decision

work while developing my skills on and off the ice. I’ve always wanted to continue playing hockey in B.C. while

Victoria’s Justin Sotkowy, a defenceman, is one of three recent additions to the Selkirk Saints hockey Submitted photo club.

for me, and an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” says Sotkowy. “I’m looking forward to a season of hard

BUS SCHEDULE 2011-2012 Rte #1 from: CPrimary, Robson, Twin Rivers to: N Castlegar, Robson from: SHSS to: Robson Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time CPrimary 2:15 Robson 2:29 SHSS 3:08 Twin Rivers 2:18 3385 Broadwater Rd 2:34 Vine St 3:20 Mitchell Tunnel 2:21 3561 Broadwater Rd 2:35 Robson Fire Hall 3:23 King Street 2:22 3748 Broadwater Rd 2:36 3385 Broadwater Rd 3:25 3385 Broadwater Rd 2:34 3969 Broadwater Rd 2:37 3561 Broadwater Rd 3:26 4251 Broadwater Rd 2:39 3748 Broadwater Rd 3:27 3561 Broadwater Rd 2:35 3748 Broadwater Rd 2:36 McLean Rd 2:49 3969 Broadwater Rd 3:28 3969 Broadwater Rd 2:37 Allendale Crescent 2:50 4337 Broadwater Rd 3:30 4251 Broadwater Rd 2:39 McLean Rd 2:49 McLean Rd 2:49 Allendale Crescent 3:38 Allendale Crescent 2:50 Rte #2 from: CPrimary, Kinnaird, Twin Rivers to: Genelle from: CPrimary, Twin Rivers to: Cone Hill Prk, Southridge, 14th from: SHSS to: Genelle Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time CPrimary 2:13 SHSS 3:20 Transfers Route 14 3:39 Twin Rivers 2:15 6th/20th (Complex) Blueberry Crk Kinnaird (transfer to Route 9) 2:25 Fairview 3:29 Fairview Fairview 2:34 SPL 3:31 32nd Street 3:46 China Creek Shell 2:41 China Creek Shell 3:32 Columbia/24th Smith Crescent/16th 2:45 Home Goods & Railway 3:33 17th Street 3:50 Whispering Pines 2:48 Smith Crescent/16th 3:34 12th/15th Junction 2:50 Whispering Pines 3:36 Tempo 2:52 12th/15th Junction 3:37 Wide spot prior to SPL Rd 2:55 Tempo (transfer frm Rte 14) 3:39 Wide spot prior to SPL Rd 3:42 Rte #3 from: CPrimary, Robson, Twin Rivers to: Pass Creek from: SHSS to: S Castlegar Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time CPrimary 2:13 1833 Pass Crk Rd 2:42 SHSS 3:12 Twin Rivers 2:15 1884 Pass Crk Rd 2:43 6th & 24th St 3:22 Robson 2:25 1954 Pass Crk Rd 2:44 27th & 5th St 3:25 1989 Pass Crk Rd 2:45 32nd Street 3:27 1121 Pass Crk Rd 2:33 1273 Pass Crk Rd 2:34 2070 Pass Crk Rd 2:47 1406 Pass Crk Rd 2:35 Raven Rd 2:48 1454 Pass Crk Rd 2:36 McDaniel Rd 2:49 1558 Pass Crk Rd 2:38 Goose Crk Rd 2:51 1674 Pass Crk Rd 2:40 Piljek Rd 2:52 1696 Pass Crk Rd 2:41 Rte #4 from: Crowe, TMS, Webster to: Castlegar, Genelle Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Webster (transfer Rte 19) 2:29 Crowe 2:48 Columbia/32nd 3:26 TMS 2:40 Home Goods Rd 3:05 2241 Columbia Avenue 3:29 2nd Avenue (Handy Store) 2:42 Smith & 16th 3:08 17th Stt 3:32 Whispering Pines 3:09 SHSS 3:35 12th/15th Junction 3:12 Bayview/Broadwater 3:40 Tempo 3:13 Lion’s Head 3:42 China Crk Shell 3:16

furthering my education.” “I hope to be able to play an important role in leading the Saints

to a successful and rewarding season in the BCIHL. I continue to hear great things about Selkirk and the community of Castlegar and can’t wait to be a part of it all.” Moser joins the Saints’ after a two-year junior career in the KIJHL, where he split 89 games between the Golden Rockets and Kimberley Dynamiters. The 19-year old brings an offensive touch, having finished the 2010/11 season with 29 points, and nine in just 11 games following a trade deadline move to Kimberley. His career Junior B totals include 10 goals and 40 points along with 54 penalty minutes. “Sandro adds a mobile, puck-moving presence on defence

and potentially a piece on one of our powerplay units,” says Verigin. “We’re pleased he chose Selkirk College as the next step in his academic and athletic careers, and we believe he has all the tools to develop into an excellent defenceman in the BCIHL.” Moser will be reunited with a former teammate on the Saints roster, as he played in front of Spenser Wong during the goaltender’s All-Star campaign in 2009/10 with the Golden Rockets. “I’m very excited to join the Saints,” says Moser. “It’s always been a dream of mine to acquire an education while playing a high level of hockey. I’m looking forward to a great year full of challenges, rewards,

and a lot of hard work. I can’t wait!” Wood joins Selkirk College following an impressive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League career that spanned three seasons with the Chase and Kelowna Chiefs. The 5-foot-9 winger scored 17 times and totalled 45 points in just 31 games last season before adding another 17 points in 11 playoff games. His KIJHL career totals include 55 goals and 125 points in 123 regular season games played and 20 goals and 38 points in 36 postseason contests. He also had an eight game stint in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Westside Warriors in the 2010/11 season.

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to: S Castlegar to: 17th, Oostishenia Stop Name Time Stop Name Time SHSS 2:57 833 Columbia 17th 3:01 Hillview/Dump Rd 3:35 Waterloo Crescent 3:20 Hillview/Mailboxes 3:36 Bridgeview Road Columbia/Ootischenia 3:37 1014 Bridgeview 3:23 Lark Road 3:38 1058 Bridgeview 3:25 Columbia/McPhee 3:39 Bridgeview/Mailbox Rd 3:26 Golf Course Road 3:40 Duke Road 3:27 Columbia/Ootischenia 3:41 817 Waterloo Road Rosedale/Campus Rd 3:45 D-D Ranch 3:28

Rte #10 from: CPrimary to: S Castlegar from: CPrimary, Kinnaird, Twin Rivers to: Blueberry, S Castlegar from: SHSS to: Lower Robson, Pass Creek Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time CPrimary 2:15 SHSS 3:05 1806 Pass Crk Rd 3:24 Twin Rivers 2:18 Relkoff Road 3:09 1884 Pass Crk Rd 3:25 2118 6th Street 2:28 Colview Road 3:10 1989 Pass Crk Rd 3:26 2327 6th Avenue 2:28 Bayview Mailboxes 3:14 2066 Pass Crk Rd 3:27 Kinnaird 2:30 1138 Pass Crk Rd 3:16 2110 Pass Crk Rd 3:28 4400 Minto Road 2:35 1401 Pass Crk Rd 3:18 2170 Pass Crk Rd 3:29 Trowelex Road 2:38 1454 Pass Crk Rd 3:19 McDaniel Rd 3:30 Blueberry Creek Park 2:41 1558 Pass Crk Rd 3:21 Goose Crk Rd 3:31 32nd Street 2:45 1647 Pass Crk Rd 3:22 2392 Piljek Rd 3:32 1696 Pass Crk Rd 3:23 Rte #11 (Specialty) from: CPrimary, Kinnaird, Twin Rivers, SHSS to: Blueberry, Grosvenor, S Castlegar

from: SHSS Stop Name Time CPrimary Twin Rivers Kinnaird 5th & 27th 100th Street Crestview Crescent

2:00 2:12 2:20 2:27 2:32 2:43

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to: S Castlegar Time Stop Name Time 2:56 Highland Drive 3:10 2:58 6th Avenue 3:15 3:04 5th Avenue 3:18 3:07

Rte #12 from: CPrimary, Twin Rivers to: Brilliant, Lower Robson from: Robson to: Brilliant, Lower Robson, N Castlegar from: SHSS to: Brilliant, Glade, Shoreacres, Tarrys, Thrums Stop Name Time Stop Name Time Stop Name Time CPrimary 2:16 SHSS 2:55 2995 Hwy 3A 3:22 Twin Rivers 2:18 Old Theatre Glade Ferry Rd 3:23 Relkoff Rd 2:23 Brilliant Junction 3:03 Glade/Division 3:33 Colview Rd 2:24 Robson Access Rd 3:04 Antler Road 3:34 Vine Street 2:26 Lookout Rd 3:08 Morraine Rd 3:37 Robson 2:30 1504 Hwy 3A 3:10 Filipoff Rd 3:47 Vine Street 2:33 1595 Hwy 3A 3:11 Shoreacres Bird Road 3:48 Colview Rd 2:34 Moran Road 3:12 Shoreacres McHardy Rd 3:49 Hwy 3A/Thrums East Rd 3:13 Voykin Subdivision 3:55 Relkoff Rd 2:36 Bayview/Mailboxes 2:37 1817 Highway 3A 3:14 Kelly Rd 3:56 Trubetskoff Rd 2:40 1969 Highway 3A 3:16 Goose Crk Rd 3:57 Arrow Lakes Drive 2:45 Tarrys Rd entrance 3:17 Doukhobour Road 3:58 King Avenue 2:47 2039 Loff Rd 3:18 Tarrys Rd Loff Rd Mailboxes 3:19 1817 Highway 3A Jenisa Rd/Glade Auto 3:20 Lookout Rd

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Labour retrospective, with BC Fed head Jim Sinclair Continued from P. 11

“I’m fond of saying that everyday is Labour Day, not one day,” said Sinclair who added that the unions had to work

hard in the early days for any kind of worker rights. “It was a 60-70 hour work week. The death rates were astronomical. There were no benefits. There was no

respect,” he said. “We fought for years and years to get labour groups organized.” The major break for labour came in the 1940’s as a result of World War II.

“They finally passed legislation to make joining a union legal,” said Sinclair. Before that time, workers could join a union but the companies could ignore you

and not bargain with you and you could get fired, said Sinclair. “The first real labour code was in 1944 and it was passed by the Federal Government and it

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1150 Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Community Forum, 445 – 13th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the following: Applicant:

City of Castlegar

Affected Lands:

All lands within the City of Castlegar municipal boundary.

covered all the wartime industries which covered most of the industries in Canada at the time. “Most provincial legislatures picked it up at the time.” The labour code meant that companies were obligated to negotiate with unions. “It was the first time that we had a real right to join a union and the company was obligated to negotiate with the union,” said Sinclair. “We spent years trying to organize the smelter in Trail and the mines in Kimberley,” said Sinclair. “For instance, it was during that time that they got officially organized and got collective agreements for the first time.” The real impor-

tance of a union is the ability to give workers respect and rights. “We’re not getting ahead because of the money we earn. It helps, but most of us have to work for a living,” said Sinclair. “Going to a safe work place where you are respected for the work you do, where if you get sick you get taken care of - your family doesn’t go into poverty. Recently, the Federation of Labour won a battle to raise the minimum wage in B.C. to $10.25 an hour. “This Labour Day we have some things to celebrate but we also have some real problems we have to deal with,” said Sinclair, who points to stagnating wages and increased unemployment.

Teachers bargain Continued from P. 5


To replace Official Community Plan Bylaw 900 (and its amendments) with Official Community Plan Bylaw 1150.


All enquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department at City Hall Phone: 365-7227 Fax: 365-5074 Email:

This Public Hearing is being held in order to afford all persons who believe that their interest in property affected by proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw 1150 opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in these amendments. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Thursday, August 25, 2011 to Tuesday, September 6, 2011, inclusive. Submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. Dated at Castlegar, B.C. this 25th day of August, 2011. Phil Markin Director of Development Services

Teachers will be back at work this fall since teaching has been ruled an essential service by the government. “We’ve gone before the Labour Relations Board (LRB) and in the event there is no progress in negotiations before the start of school, the LRB has approved what we are not required to do if we go into phase 1 job action,” said Davidoff. The BCTF took a vote in June, which was 90 per cent in favour of striking. “So we have approval on Phase 1 which is, we just teach, we don’t do administrative stuff. We don’t do report cards, we don’t do supervision - unless there is no administration to do it. Safety overrides. We basically just teach,” said Davidoff. Extracurricular activities such as sports will not be affected in phase one. “We haven’t given 72-hour strike notice yet. That could happen before school starts. Notice would have to be given the

Friday (Sept. 2) before school starts,” said Davidoff. “If we were to implement phase 1 on Sept. 6. Right now we’re back to school as usual unless the strike notice is given.” Davidoff said in the Kootenay-Columbia region they will be having emergency meetings with teachers. The bargaining table won’t be affected by job action if it happens, said Joy. “They will continue to bargain through phase one,” she added. “It’s something that will be a stress on school districts and the negotiating team will be very aware of it.” Joy is fearful that job action will affect students and parents. “Anytime you have any sort of strike action within schools, it’s going to affect schools and children. I don’t think you can separate them. It changes the dynamics in the atmosphere of schools,” she concluded. “I do believe there will be some impact on the schools definitely; we’re all concerned with that.”

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Sports Saints Cont. from pg. 19

“Jordan was an elite talent in the KIJHL and we’re excited to add a forward of his calibre,” says Selkirk ice boss Verigin. “We believe that Jordan can step into a prominent offensive role on our team and help us reach our goal of securing a BCIHL postseason berth for the first time in 2012.” Wood joins a number of former KIJHL standouts with the Saints, including former Fer-

nie Ghostriders captain Scott Traverse, all-star goaltender Spenser Wong, formerly from Golden, and former Nelson Leafs forward Scott Jago. “It was an easy decision to enroll at Selkirk College and help build a winner with the Saints hockey program,” says Wood. “I hope I can contribute on the ice and in the community and I’m looking forward to the 21

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challenge of raising my game and succeeding in the BCIHL.” Verigin expects to announce a number of new additions in the coming weeks. “There’s a real buzz growing locally about this program and the interest level from players has never been higher,” he says. To learn more about playing opportunities at Selkirk College, contact Kim Verigin at

PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW REPLACEMENT The City of Castlegar is in the process of replacing Official Community Plan Bylaw 900 (and its amendments) with Official Community Plan Bylaw 1150.

Recent amendments to the Local Government Act requires the City, when developing or amending an Official Community Plan, to consult with persons, organizations and authorities it considers will be affected. City Council is requesting written comments from interested citizens on the proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw 1150. The plan can be viewed at under ‘Notices’. All written comments should be directed to: Development Services Department City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 1G7 Phone: 365-7227 Fax: 365-5074 Email:

Can’t wait for the season - Castlegar Rebel forward Diego Bartlett puts the deke on Selkirk College Saints’ netminder Todd Hoodicoff as two teams of mixed players played pick-up hockey at the Castlegar Recreation Complex on Tuesday night. Craig Lindsay photo

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of David Thompson and First contact in the West Kootenay

A Series of Events September 5 Free Community Event at Millennium Park, Castlegar, 1pm September 6 Peace Cafe, Mir Centre for Peace, Selkirk College, 7pm. “The Missing Pages,” a round-table discussion about Thompson’s role in shaping Columbia River History, with authors Jack Nisbet (Sources of the River) and Eileen Delehanty Pearkes (The Geography of Memory), and Sinixt spokesperson Marilyn James, 7pm, Mir Centre for Peace, Selkirk College. By donation. September 15 “What Thompson saw and what he Missed,” presented by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, 7pm, Touchstones Nelson-Museum of Art and History. By donation. September 22 Re-enactment of First Contact, Mir Centre for Peace, Selkirk College, in co-operation with students from School Districts 8 & 20. Events Sponsored By: Columbia Basin Trust Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance City of Castlegar City of Castlegar Heritage Society Touchstones Nelson-Museum of Art and History Castlegar News Nelson Star Selkirk College

All submissions must be received prior to Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Phil Markin Director of Development Services

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Skateboard program finishes for year CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Staying sharp - Members of the girls’ U10 soccer squad with coach Jeff Schuepher on August 30 at Stanley Humphries field. The team was preparing for a tournament in Sand Point Idaho, from Sept. 9-11. Girls pictured, from left, are Erica, Tara, and Jamie. Jim Sinclair photo

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

The Castlegar Skateboarding program for youth, ‘Summer at the Skatepark’, has wrapped up for the year but for young skaters the experience was both enjoyable and beneficial. “It’s been an opportunity for families to come with their children, boys and girls, to experience the activity of skateboarding in a supervised environment,” said Ty Smith, program co-ordinator. “We provide helmets and skateboard equipment free of charge.” The program began in June and has run throughout the summer finishing up on Aug. 31. The program is all free with

sponsorship provided through B.C. Gaming, Kootenay Family Place, and the Castlegar Recreation Complex. “Kids come here and work on basic fundamentals of skateboarding such as stance, regular or goofy (right foot forward), rolling, falling, and stopping - the basics,” said Smith. “We then work on transitions; going down the little hills here. We work on balance and core strength as well. After about 15-20 minutes we’ve got the youth up and running. There’s no pressure here. It’s just get out and have fun and have some physical activity.” Summer in the Skatepark has had 110 skaters throughout the year from aged four up to 17.

The program has seen many skaters from throughout the West Kootenay and even a few vacationers from Vancouver, Kimberley, and Calgary. “It’s fun. My Mom knows Justin (Morez, assistant co-ordinator). Justin and Ty taught me how to skateboard better. There’s some really good hills to go down here,” said nineyear-old Quinn Tondu-MacDonald from Nelson. “I like doing ollies and going down hills.” Coming up on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Castlegar Skatepark is Gnar in the ‘Gar 3. Gnar in the Gar is a skateboard competition featuring divisions for Under 14, 15+, Women’s, and BMX. For more information visit or Black Russian Skate Apparel.

Castlegar Aquatic Centre Community Events


Wednesday Sept 7th ώ Castlegar Community Complex • 5:00-8:00pm Free Skate 5:00-6:30pm (Skate with the Rebels) ώ Free Swim 6:30-7:30pm Free Use of Weight Room • 6:00-7:30

FIND OUT WHAT CASTLEGAR AND AREA HAVE TO OFFER! One stop registration in all your Fall Activities. The following organizations will be part of this GREAT EVENT!! Plan to have dinner and spend the evening at the Recreation Centre

Organizations that will be a part of this event include: Castlegar Skating Club CBAL Girl Guides of Canada Music for Young Children Castlegar Karate Club Turning Pointe Dance Studio Castlegar Recreation Department Valley Jiu-Jitsu Selkirk Challengers Gymnastic Club Special Olympics Interior Health – Options for Sexual Health Castlegar Aquanauts Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team Castlegar Youth Bowling Castlegar Rebels Junior B Hockey Steve Nash Basketball Kinnaird Park Community Church St. Johns Ambulance Northern Taekwon-Do Academy

1st Robson Scouts Castlegar & District Health Watch Inspiring Minds Fine Art Scotties School of Highland Dance Public Health Castlegar Senior Citizens Association Castlegar Minor Hockey Selkirk College Castlegar Judo Early Childhood Advisory Council Canadian Red Cross West Kootenay Lacrosse Association Castlegar Softball Blueberry Creek Community School Hub Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club Castlegar Nordic Ski Club St. Rita’s Catholic Church Children’s Orchard Russian Exposure Pre School Castlegar Library

August 29 – September 5th Pool and Weight Room will be closed.

Season Opener Toonie Public Skate

Castlegar Aquatic Centre will reopen Tuesday September 6th

Friday Sept 2nd 2:00-4:00

Aquatic Centre Maintenance Shutdown

Castlegar Rebels Exhibition Game

Public Skating

Wednesday Sept 7th Rebels vs Nelson 7:30pm Saturday Sept 10th Rebels vs Beaver Valley 7:30pm Public Skating Sat Sept 10 & 11 2:00-4:00pm

Sat Sept 10 & 11 2:00-4:00pm

Register Now for the following upcoming programs. Parent & Tot Aqua Fit Green Beginnings – Gardening for the Young For the Love of Dance Broomball for Fun Seminar Ladies Cross Country Biking and Chocolate Series Skateboarding Classes Zumba Bronze Medallion Check our Fall Leisure Guide for all the information.

The Fall Leisure Guide will be in the mail August 22nd. Registration for all our fall programs starts Monday August 29th. If you would like to view our brochure go to and hit the Recreation Connection Link. You can view all our programs without having to register. On line registration – Easy, Convenient, Saves Time, FunSign On today. If you would like more information about any of our programs call 250-365-3386 ext 0.

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 or call 365-3386 ext 0. For more detailed information see the Leisure Guide at community/recreation/castlegar

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.

'Summer in the Skatepark' co-ordinator Ty Smith helps out younger skateboarder Quinn Tondu-MacDonald at the skatepark in Castlegar. Craig Lindsay photo

Rebels main camp returns to Castlegar CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

After being forced to move their first training camp to Osoyoos to make way for the BC Senior Games on Aug. 19-21, the Rebels are glad to be back in Castlegar for their main camp. “We didn’t feel comfortable holding our camp a bit late. But we wanted to get a camp in before a lot of the junior A camps started and I think we accomplished that,” said Rebels head coach Steve Junker. “This weekend is basically to have a look at some guys that weren’t able to make our Osoyoos camp and also to get our guys together to start

focussing on our pre-season schedule and getting ready for the season.” Junker expects that several key players will still be at Junior A camps but will return soon depending on how they do there. “We’re still in a little bit of a wait and see mode but at the same time we’ve invited a number of players back from our Osoyoos camp as well as some locals and hope to carry some in the pre-season,” he said. Returning defenceman Aaron Brewer, from Castlegar, is looking forward to camp. “We’re a good team again. We’re a lot younger but we’re definitely going to be pushing

for the championship again,” said Brewer, who is heading into his second season with the club. “I want to be more of a leader and contribute more offensively.” The schedule for the camp, which is open to the public, is: Friday, Sept. 2: practice one 6-7 p.m. ; practice two 7:158:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3: practice one 9-10 a.m.; practice two 10:15-11:15 a.m.; and scrimmage 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4: practice one 9-10 a.m.; practice two 10:15-11:15 a.m.; and scrimmage 4-6 p.m. The Rebels start their preseason schedule on Sept. 7 with a home game at 7:30pm against the Nelson Leafs at the Castlegar Complex.

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Local swimmer dominates at provincial meet NOW OPEN Universal Float Tanks & Oxygen Bar NELSON BC. # 107-402 BAKER ST. MALL (250) 352-0172

Float to wellness in mind, body, spirit Registration: Castlegar & District Rec. Complex Wednesday Sept. 7th, 2011 5pm – 8pm •Improve swim skills •Build endurance technique •Improve lung capacity

•Get great coaching •Develop proper stroke •Make new friends

It’s Healthy and it’s Fun, Fun, Fun!!

Fees: $100 for 1 day a week or $150 for 2 days a week MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from Oct.3rd until Dec.12th, 2011. Pool time is from 4:00pm-6:00pm NEW PROGRAM A new Width program is now being offered for all those swimmers who are ready to transition from the AquaGator program (in the wading pool) to the regular Aquanauts program. This program will be run with the focus on stroke development, with the target ages being between 5 and 8 years old. 60 minute sessions ($100 for 1 day or $150 for 2 days a week)

Castlegar’s James Pilla (middle) stands atop the podium at the 2011 B.C. Provincial Swim Meet after winning gold in the 50M freestyle. Surrounding Pilla are (right) Ben Brunchflower, Kamloops, silver, and Lochlan Noble, Golden, bronze.

The AquaGator learn to swim program will run at the same time: (Must be 4 yrs old) 30 minute sessions ($60 for 1 day or $90 for 2 days a week)

Please bring Care Card

Craig Lindsay photo

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Castlegar Aquanaut swimmer James Pilla blew the competition out of the water at the 2011 BC Provincial Swimming Championships on Aug. 15-21 in Richmond, coming home with three golds and one silver. Pilla, who competed in Division six, won gold in 50 metre butterfly, 50 metre freestyle, and 100 metre backstroke and silver in 100 metre butterfly. The only thing that kept him from a clean sweep of gold was a tactical error. “I made a mistake in my butterfly finals race, that if I could, I would go back and change,” said Pilla, who is 17 years-old. “I was trying to change up my breathing but that happens; that’s sports.” Pilla was pleased to be able to beat his previous mark of two golds at the 2010 provincial swim meet. “There was more pressure this year because I was ranked pretty fast going into it, but less pressure because I knew what it was like and I was pretty prepared for it,” said Pilla who went into the provincial meet having broken two West Kootenay regional records including a mark in the 50M butterfly that was 19 years old. Going up against the top swimmers in B.C. pushed the Castlegar swimmer into even faster times. The atmosphere at provincials is what just pushes you to be better, said

Pilla. “You go into a race and the people there, the competition there - you know have to try a lot harder to even get close to those goals.” In order to achieve success at an elite level Pilla has put in a lot of time and pushed himself hard in practice. “Really, it’s all about how hard you want it,” he said. “It helps to have someone train with you and I’ve been fortunate to train with (Aquanauts teammate) Nick Welychko. In general though, it’s all on how hard you push yourself in practice. Outside of practice, how much dry land you do and how prepared you get for it.” Welychko, a 19-year-old division seven swimmer, also excelled in Richmond, winning two golds (200 metre individual medley and 100 metre backstroke) and a bronze (100 metre free style). For aspiring swimmers, Pilla recommends practicing hard and never giving up. “You’re going to have times when you make a mistake, you lose or get disqualified,” he said, “but you have to get over that and learn from it and move on. It’s the determination you bring.” In order to focus even more on his swimming Pilla, who is entering grade 12, is moving down to the Lower Mainland to swim with the Simon Fraser Academy (SFA) winter club team out of Burnaby. “They’re a joint program with the

Simon Fraser University (SFU) swim team. I’ll be billeting with a family while I’m there,” he said. “Pretty much if you want to go anywhere as a swimmer, you’ve got to get to the coast.” Pilla is looking forward to the different coaches he will be working with at SFA. “The teams are very well put together. The club I’m going to is a small, talented group of swimmers. The Lower Mainland is kind of where all the swimmers go to train,” he said. “The best part is that SFA is affiliated with Simon Fraser University, which is in the NCAA. So if you move on to SFU you get to compete against the U.S. and the options open up to train there.” Another benefit of heading to the Lower Mainland for Pilla is the opportunity to compete against his friend and Aquanauts teammate Welychko, who is planning to swim for Langley’s Trinity Western University. “All the major meets I’ll be racing him,” said Pilla. “It’ll be exciting.” With five more years until 2016, Pilla has his eyes set on competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as a swimmer. Not lost on him is the fact his Aunt Wendy was set to compete as a swimmer in the 1998 Seoul, Korea, Olympics, but had to pull out due to an injury. “She’s one of the people I’ve looked up to as a swimmer. All that put together has made me decide to pursue this goal,” said Pilla.

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Tillie Makortoff Tillie Makortoff Tilli Mk ff was granted d her angel wings on August 22, 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family. A graveside service was held Saturday, August 27th in Castlegar, BC. Tillie was born on April 24, 1928 and spent her life in the Kootenays. She was a wonderful Mother to Wayne and Leanna and a wonderful Baba to Kyle and Julie. She loved to garden, cook, read, take care of her pets and spend time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

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Leduc, Helen January 10, 1923 – August 99, 2011 Our cherished and loved Helen Leduc passed away August 9, 2011. Let this be a day of remembrance as Helen is joined with Wilfred on their 65th Wedding Anniversary. Helen was adored and deeply loved by her children; son Wilfred Jr. (Louise) and daughters Lucille (Phil) and Dolores. Pre-deceased by her husband, Wilfred, and son Gerald. Survived by her brother, Edward. Helen was blessed with eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m. at St. David’s Anglican Church in Castlegar. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Nicholas P. Wishlow April 30, 1923 - July 26, 2011 Passed away suddenly at his home in Victoria, B.C., on July 26, 2011, at the age of 88. Nick was born April 30, 1923, in Winlaw, B.C., the second child of Dora and Peter Wishlow. Pre-deceased by his brothers Fred Chursinoff (1980), George P. Wishlow (1999) and his wife, Florence Wishlow (nee Verigin) (2006). He is survived by his 2 children Thomas Wishlow (Carol), and Tanis Wall (John). His 5 grand-children, Genneine Mackenzie (Scott), Tamara Gritchin (Wayne), Cameron Galbraith (Vanessa), Karmen Goddard (Greg) and Kristen Wall (Dave). His 7 great-grandchildren, Emily, Sophia, Kaleb, Danica, Jordan, Lexa and Kyla. Nick will be remembered best for his wisdom and positive spirit. He loved sitting outdoors and being one with nature. He always made an attempt to keep in touch with all his family and friends. His passions were woodworking, gardening, and travels with his wife, Florence. He was a wonderful companion, a great father and the “Best” Deda. He will be greatly missed! Family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Ootischenia cemetary in Castlegar where Nick and Florence’s ashes will be laid to rest together. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Peter P. Potapoff August 25, 1918 - August 23, 2011 Sadly the family of Peter P. Potapoff, of Castlegar, wishes to announce his passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, blessed with 92 years of life. Peter was born in Grand Forks, BC on August 25, 1918 to parents Dora and Peter Potapoff. He started life with a tragedy, losing his father to the flu, when he was only 6 weeks old. Peter’s family moved to Glade and then to Ootischenia. In his younger years he lived in Alberta with his uncle, where he worked with horses. After returning to BC, in 1942 he met and married Nellie Cheveldave. The young couple settled in Ootischenia, where they raised 3 children. Peter worked in the forest industry, in construction and also at the smelter in Trail. He was a straightforward and honest man and a proud member of the USCC. Peter was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years Nellie in 2009, his son Bill in 1969, his granddaughter Lisa Popoff in 2001 and sisters Vera Zarikoff and Helen Kosinec. Left to mourn his loss is his daughter Polly (John) Popoff; son Peter ( Eleanor) of Calgary; 3 grandchildren, Wayne Popoff and fiancé Inez, Katie Potapoff and Ian Potapoff, also of Calgary; 3 great-grandchildren, Ali, Celeste and Drew and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were officiated by Leonard Voykin at the Ootischenia Community Hall on Monday, August 29, 2011 followed by interment at the Ootischenia Cemetery. Arrangements were in Care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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Jacques Antoine Dillen Jacques Antoine Dillen was born February 23, 1938 in Bruges, Belgium and was doted on by older twin sisters, Maria-ThĂŠrèse and Maria-Antoinette and loving parents, Antoine and Maria-Henriette Dillen. From a very early age, Jacobus, as he was originally named, had a love for the beauty and serenity of nature and he took every opportunity to avail himself of its sanctuary...even if it meant taking frequent vacations from school to do so. By the time he was 13 years old he was working in a cigar factory with his sisters and later apprenticed with his father as a painter/ decorator in Brussels. Several years of daily commuting to work on the crowded, smoke-ďŹ lled trains between Bruges and Brussels and evenings spent watching John Wayne cowboy movies at the theatre ďŹ lled his head with dreams of freedom and adventure in the Wild West. Though it broke her heart, his mother, who was a romantic just like Jacques, signed the papers to allow her only son to immigrate to Canada when he was 18 years old. Armed with his guitar and a passport stating his occupation as that of “house painterâ€?, Jacques boarded a ship bound for Montreal, Quebec, knowing that his true mission in life was to be...“a cowboy!â€? While in New Liskeard, Ontario, Jacques’ plans for cowboying ground to a halt when he met the lovely 17 year old Kathy Douglass. It was love at ďŹ rst sight, and he asked her father for her hand in marriage the second day in their home! After they were married and had their ďŹ rst child, they did actually head out West and Jacques ended up working as a cowboy for the Douglas Lake Cattle Company in Merritt, BC – but that was only because they needed a cook and Kathy insisted that they were a “package dealâ€?. Jacques and Kathy made their home in numerous cities in BC – Penticton, Grand Forks, Nelson and then ďŹ nally Castlegar where they raised their three children, Cynthia, Jacob and Benjamin and later their chosen son, Kevin Lenarduzzi. In addition to working as a painting and decorating contractor (and cowboy), Jacques also was a hospital orderly, a vacuum cleaner salesman, a Uke Truck Driver, and a deep sea diver. He did whatever was needed to keep him close to the ones he loved! Jacques had an unquenchable pioneer spirit and together with Kathy, he renovated a heritage Doukhobour house and created a beautiful sprawling sanctuary overlooking the Columbia River. Jacques loved having his family close and roaming barefoot through his orchard and gardens. He was an amazing amenco guitarist and touched many hearts with his beautiful voice and music. Jacques could ďŹ x just about anything! He hated to see anything wasted and thus loved “Recyclingâ€?. Jacques’ greatest passion besides serving his Saviour Jesus Christ with all his heart and strength, was – his family. He was the most amazing, loving husband, father and grandfather! His motto was, “Love is the ability to give of one’s self.â€? Because of the genuine and extravagant way he lived that out he will be forever remembered and cherished in the hearts of many. After a ďŹ ve year battle with cancer, Jacques’ adventures here with us ceased August 23, 2011. The last several weeks of his life he was surrounded by the love and care of his wife and children as well as many beautiful friends as his journey here grew to a close. He is now rejoicing in the Presence of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and has been reunited with his beloved chosen son, Kevin. Jacques will be forever loved and cherished by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Katherine Dillen, his children Cynthia Dillen, Jacob (Elizabeth) Dillen and Benjamin Dillen, and grandchildren, Rebekka, Jesse, Hayley, Tyneil, Cheyenne and Gabriel Dillen. He is also fondly remembered and loved by his sisters, ThĂŠrèse (David) Snauwaert and Antoinette Verheye and many nieces and nephews in Belgium and his nephew, Joel (Heather) Snauwaert and families of Castlegar, BC. Jacques was predeceased by his parents Antoine and Maria Dillen and chosen son, Kevin Lenarduzzi. Friends are invited to join us for a Celebration of Life Service to be held Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Kinnaird Park Community Church. Rev. Cynthia Dillen will be oďŹƒciating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Trail and Bill Strilae of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. In memory of Jacques, rather than sending owers – why not do something special with the ones you love and show them how very much they mean to you or even better still – reach out to someone who needs to be loved. Jacques would approve!






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Castlegar 2 bdrm Apartment for Oct 1st Bright & Spacious F/S, Laundry on site close to amenities, N/S, N/P$725 + utilities 359-7819

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BUILDING SALE... “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL buildings Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit for an extra 20% off or call 1-888-4735407 Torso Snow Blower, 21” Cut 141 cc, 2 cycle engine, electric & manual start, used 1 season, $590, 250-304-2440 Tractor 20hp diesel 4x4 complete with loader & tiller, $7,500, Bobcat 38hp good tires, $8,500 Call 250-357-0035

Misc. Wanted CHIPPER SHREDDER to shred small branches and leaves. 250-367-9693 Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755 HAY FOR SALE 50 - 55 Lbs Small grass alpha bales $5.50 @, excellent for horses 800 bales avail near Creston 250-402-6711

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

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Garage Sales CASTLEGAR Moving Sale Sept 2, noon to 7, Sept 3, 8 - 1 1446 Emerald Crescent CASTLEGAR Sat, Aug 27th, 401A - 13th Ave across from Railway Museum Farmers Market, tools, household items, many Xmas Decorations, weed eater, jewelery, desks, Gas BBQ & many new items PASS CREEK Big Big Multi Family Garage Sale 1764 Winter Road, lots of stuff, Sat & Sun, Sept 3 & 4, 9 - 5, tools, Household items, Can stop during week ROBSON, Multi Family Garage sale 4169 Broadwater Rd, Sept 2 & 3, 8 - 3 WINLAW, 4855 Slocan River Road. Moving Sale, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Placer Claim for Sale in Eric Creek, good claim, includes sluice box pump & much more. Phone Ron 604-5242452 or 604-817-8581

Houses For Sale HOUSE FOR SALE, Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on 0.96 acre in Ootischenia. Mountain views. $349,000 tel: 250-365-5903

Buying, Selling? Mobile Homes & Parks 1981 14x70, 12x20 Addition 3 Bdrm #12-217 Zacks Rd, Nakusp can be moved, $35,000 OBO 250-265-9930 NEWER Mobile Home Lake Country Photos MLS10023957 $65,000 250-766 -5081 (3 bed 2 bath 4 app)

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

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

Recreational 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

Rentals Commercial/ Industrial CASTLEGAR Office/Retail Space Available for Small Business - 880 Sq Ft 6th Ave South Call 250-365-3315 CASTLEGAR Prime Building for Lease Downtown 401A -13th Ave, 1400 sq ft Lots of Parking, Affordable Rent, Contact 365-1032 or 304-9010

Duplex / 4 Plex CASTLEGAR, Lg 2 Bdrm, 1000 sq ft, brick fireplace, Lrg living room, Utilities incl F/S, N/S, N/P, 365-2960

Homes for Rent Blueberry 1 Bdrm Cottage, F/S, unfurnished, No Laundry, N/S, N/P, No parties, References please, $550/mth + utilities, Avail Sept 1st, 250-365-7550 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, utility included $525/mth, Available Immediately, 250-399-4351 CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm House with detached garage, on a no thru street near schools, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, Avail Sept 15th, $1000/mth + utilities, Ref reqd, 250-399-4741 CASTLEGAR South, 2 Bdrm House F/S, W/D, Avail Immed $800/mth, 3404 - 8th Ave 250-608-1614

CASTLEGAR, New 1 bdrm basement suite, Partly furnished suitable for 1 person N/P, N/S 250-365-7270 Downtown Castlegar 2 Bdrm Basement Suite, F/S, DW, Shared W/D, N/S, N/P, $800/mth + 1/2 Utilities, References required, Avail Immed, Phone 250-304-4806 please leave msg


Antiques / Classics CLASSIC VEHICLES, ‘50s & ‘60s, 5 convertibles, RV trailers, for restoration, 1952 Priestman cable backhoe, antique lowbed, boats, machinery. View by appt. Pictures by email., 250-462-0603 or 250-8474133

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Recreational/Sale 26’ Corsair 5th Wheel, Set up at Arrow Lakes Trailer Park, $5,000 OBO, 250-365-6639 50% CO-OWNER sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 .

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

Trucks & Vans 1990 GMC SIERRA 4x4 lifted, standard shift new parts paperwork for work done Comes with Dirt Bike or will sell separately MOVING - MUST SELL! MAKE AN OFFER!! 250-357-2708 (Salmo) 2005 Honda Odyssey EX van, very clean, leather, sunroof, great condition, 135000 km. $17,500. 250-5055460. Ralph/Hannah

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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 250-362-7681 or email for more information


Legal Notices Would STEPHEN SMITH formerly of 2035 Boucherie Road, Kelowna, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, contact Wayne MacGregor at 866-549-2727 for an urgent message.

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NICE 4 Bdrm house PLUS student/nanny accom. Across from Complex,No Pets/Smoking, 5 App, Lease, Refs $1495 778-292-1287

Pass Creek, 10 min to town, 1 Bdrm Cozy Log Cabin on acreage, F/S, Single or couple $700/mth Refer required Call 250-365-3406

Shared Accommodation CASTLEGAR 1 fully furnished bedroom in large quiet home $450 inclu. utility. & internet, clean quiet person who works or goes to school full time. 250-365-0067 or 250-3045057

Suites, Lower CASTLEGAR 1 & 2 Bdrm furnished apts, Queen bed & linens, soaker tub, private ent & much more, very clean & bright, N/S, N/P 365-5246 CASTLEGAR Walk out basement suite, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, 1 Bdrm, own parking, bus rte, close to town, $850/mth + 30% utilities, Call 250-3044910 or 250-304-3697 South CASTLEGAR 1 Bdrm Basement suite partly furnished, very clean & bright, private entrance, close to bus stop, suitable for college student, N/S, N/P, F/S, Micro, No laundry, $650/mth, utilities included references required Avail Oct 1st, 250-365-8419

Suites, Upper CASTLEGAR, 2 Bdrm 1.5 bath, upper floor W/D, N/P, N/S, DW, Micro, Jucci tub, covered deck. Avail Sept 1st, $865/mth Looking for mature couple, 250-365-2851

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