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Work crews have been busy this summer at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam (HLK) upgrading the spillway gates. The dam, which is located eight kilometres from Castlegar on the Columbia River, is one of 41 dam facilities B.C. Hydro owns, operates and maintains throughout British Columbia as part of its

power generating system. “This is for the reliability of the spillway and the low level gates at Keenleyside,” said James Stark, Plant Manager at HLK. “Reliability being that you have back-ups in the level of four back-up power supplies and ways of opening and closing the gates. Right now we have two. If we had a major power outage we have one supply and that’s not enough redundancy for dam safety. We want more redun-

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dancy built into the system so you have levels of barriers to help you get through any emergency.” Spillway gates in dams act as movable water barriers, holding and controlling the amount of water that can be discharged from the reservoir. “It’s all dam safety and developing better reliability of all 12 gates,” said Stark. To upgrade HLK, Hydro is using a combination of replacement,

refurbishment, and the addition of new equipment on the spillway and the low level outlet gates. The scope of the work includes upgrading the mechanical components, electrical power systems, and the protection and control systems at the facility. The project began in October of 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in December of 2014.

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Selkirk College staff (above from left) Tami O’Meara, Gary Leier, Kim Verigin, and Pam Mosby prepares burgers for the of hungry students.

Selkirk College in Castlegar kicked off the 2011-12 school year with a special ‘Get Connected’ day which featured a free breakfast, campus tours, cross cut saw competitions, minute to win it games, tricycle races, a barbecue lunch, live entertainment, and prize draws. The winning house team was Kokanee which took the title with 1480 points. Coming in second was Granite House with 1310 points, followed closely by Sentinel House with 1280. Monashee pulled up the rear with 960 points. See more photos of the event on page 14. Craig Lindsay photos

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Official Community Plan adopted by Council CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The City of Castlegar held a public hearing on Monday to discuss the Official Community Plan, Bylaw 1150. The hearing included a presentation from planning technician Shannon Marshall detailing the plan which will be used by municipal and regional governments to guide land use and community planning. The plan reflects community values which had been identified through input from Castlegar City Council and consultation with the general public. At the regular Council meeting, which took place after the hearing, the Official Community Plan, Bylaw 1150, was read and moved for a third time and adopted by Council. “It’s been adopted and is now a living document that contin-

ues on. You can update it now,” said mayor Lawrence Chernoff. “It’s more of a guideline really. Some of the things we’re looking at is the airport property, the infill (using existing vacant lots for development), all those kinds of things. It’s having a plan and somewhat a vision so that you look towards the future and that’s what this document does.” The vision for the plan states: Castlegar is a small city with a big heart, and big ideas. It’s a place where opportunity meets lifestyle. Our community is shaped through innovation: innovation in sustainability, regional servicing, and technology. We are a community with a sense of place, created by people with purpose and passion surrounded by trees, mountains, and water, we have a consistently high quality landscape and airspeed. Excellence

in energy action and conservation showcases our leadership in environmental stewardship. Our affordable, housing forms are diverse, neighbourhoods are complete and inclusive and

ture. Nature and technology are our enablers. We have opened our eyes to what’s possible and live happily ever after in Castlegar. “This is what the plan details

Castlegar City Council and staff heard a presentation from planning technician Shannon Marshall (middle right) regarding the city’s Official Community Plan on Tuesday during an open house at the Community Forum. Craig Lindsay photo

the community is well serviced. We are a connection point that unites the region - a hub from which to explore life’s adven-

where you can put things in the proper perspective. Multiple dwelling areas, single housing and all those, so there is a place in the community for these things to develop,” said Chernoff. “So as you get development permits, it allows you to develop these areas. We can see what will fit in different areas.” The turnout at Thursday’s open house was unfortunately small, but Counsellor Deb McIntosh said that the public has had plenty of other opportunities where they have contributed to the plan. “I’m a little disappointed to see no one here for the public hearing, although there have been some really good, upstanding citizens who came and put a lot of hard work Enjoying the fruits of Labour Day into the document, a lot of thought, a lot (From left) Craig Evans, Alex Vandergaag, Liam Clayton, Grayson Evans, and Max Vandergaag have fun on the teeter totters at PPWC of back and forth,” Local #1’s Labour Day picnic at Pass Creek Park on Sunday. she said. “This was Craig Lindsay photo something that was ®

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done by the citizens, not by council. This has been directed by the people who pay the taxes and live in the community. We’re really proud of the document. We think Shannon did a great job and we’re pleased that people came forward to help with it.” “The Plan has been in the making for two years. The public has had some great ideas with what they would like to see or not see in the community,” the mayor said. “It’s really a guideline - something to follow so you don’t get the hodgepodge. You need to have planning. You need to be able to set your community up so it has a place to grow but to grow in the proper places.” One of the areas in Castlegar that the Plan looks at for growth is the airport area. “We’ve got that big, nice 37 acres at the airport that were putting in water over there that’s all part of the airport development plan. That helps the economy of the community and that’s really what you are trying to do,” said Chernoff. “It’s the same thing as density. If someone wants to build an apartment, where do you think the best place would be? It might be downtown because you’ve already got the infrastructure in place so let’s make it a little denser and a little bit bigger. We are longitudinal here so let’s compress that and maybe go up or do whatever we need to do.” The mayor said that planning for the future is crucial in growing Castlegar. “We’re really looking for economic development,” he said. “To sustain this community over the long term and move it away from a one horse town, or one resource town and that’s where the planning comes into place. It’s like the gaming centre - that’s jobs and those kind of things. All those things we can do on the airport property gives us more jobs, more taxation, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

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News Gathering Place fundraiser kicks off

Pictured at the fund-raising launch at Selkirk College are (from left) Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior; Katie Rivard, Selkirk College student; Gwen Phillips, director responsible for governance transition and traditional knowledge and language; Ed Pongracz, Executive Director Lower Columbia All-First Nations; Michelle Mungall, MLA Nelson/Creston; Katrine Conroy, MLA Kootenay West; Bob Adams, Nelson city counsellor and Metis Nation of B.C. representative; and Angus Graeme, President and CEO of Selkirk College. Craig Lindsay photos

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Selkirk College President and CEO Angus Graeme, along with several dignitaries and representatives from Aboriginal groups kicked off the final leg of fundraising last week for the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Selkirk College in Castlegar. The kick-off event, entitled ‘Completing the Circle’, took place at the Gathering Place, which is nearly completed. The college is looking to raise the final $150,000 necessary to complete the project. The Gathering Place is a structure which will be utilized to promote Aboriginal culture, ceremonies, and provide an environment that is welcoming and relevant to Aboriginal students, their families, and the community at large. “We want this to be a gathering place for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to really celebrate the rich and diverse culture of our college,” said Graeme, “in particular for our young and returning learners. “We have to connect the learning to cultural and spiritual tradition if our Aboriginal learners are going to be more successful.” Selkirk College previously received $600,000 from the government and $200,000 from Columbia Basin Trust to support the $950,000 project. The Aboriginal Gathering Place is part of a program from the provincial government to build Gathering Places on

post-secondary campuses throughout B.C. “These are, in many instances, the only facilities in urban centres for Aboriginals to gather in,” said Gwen Phillips, director responsible for governance transition and traditional knowledge and language. “Having them located in the local community colleges is a real opportunity to bridge the gap to arriving at a college in a non-threatening way. “A lot of times Aboriginal

academic programs, are a really important bridge to making that move forward.” Phillips said that the programs made available for Aboriginal learners such as essential skill development and confidence building will help students make the move up the educational ladder. “Post-secondary education as we know is one of the keys to advancing socio-economic status. We know the First Nations and Aboriginal peoples

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

Til’ we hear those hogs again Maybe it’s because our office is right beside a gas station, and right on the acceleration stretch leaving town to the south. Maybe it’s the surging popularity of large displacement bikes in the past couple of decades, but the brute power of these rides seems like it’s never been easier to notice. This is in no way a knock on the bulging V-twins that patrol the nation’s highways and byways, and neither is it meant to single out the beefy cruisers for criticism over and above motorcycles in general. There are more than enough sound sources pushing their way past our earlobes, and seemingly more by the minute. This editorial is simply meant to observe the seasonal shift which has symbolically begun with the Labour Day now behind us. It’s also a celebration of our relatively moderate climate which does not allow for a lot of in-town snowmobile use in the winter months. Our town has thankfully been visited by countless tourists-on-two-wheels over the past few months. We’re naturally glad to have them and hope to see them again. But we’re heading into less ideal biking weather... time to get those machines under cover and fixed up for next year. With the cars, trucks, buses and trains that enjoy no particular season, we may not notice the absence of the robust rumble, ‘til it returns in force next spring. We want to hear from you.

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Seasons change, seedlings can flourish So the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are over. While we might get a few more spurts of glorious weather, and while summer isn’t officially over until Friday, Sept. 23, there’s a certainty in the air that, indeed, summer, or at least the best part of it, is over. For me, the day Canadian children return to school, signifies the end of summer. The mornings are cooler and at times one has to don (gasp) a sweater and jeans until the mid-morning sun warms them up. While I always feel a twinge as summer creeps its way toward fall, there’s also a feeling of unfettered excitement at what is about to come and we all know that autumn means fall fairs. The fall fairs are fabulous in the Kootenays and the jars full of glistening jams, jellies and fruit and vegetables lined up on tables at the fair speak of a prosperous crop and willing and able hands. The produce, baking, crafts, handiwork and art are absolutely astounding and it never fails to amaze me that we have so many talented people living right here in the Kootenays. What’s particularly heartwarming to see at fall fairs are the numerous and varied children’s entries. Those entries sit side by side and are a true Craig Lindsay Reporter

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testament to the natural ability in most children to plant a seed, nurture it and watch it grow to fruition. It’s also a tribute to parents and caregivers who carefully and patiently guide their child through that process. While raising their produce, children learn invaluable life lessons and one would be sadly mistaken to think they are merely growing a plant. They are unknowingly learning about the circle of life. With the first planting of the seed, children learn that the strongest survive, but even the strongest need gentle care and thoughtful guidance. They learn life depends on sustenance for the body, such as water and food, and sustenance for the soul, such as the sunlight. They learn one can’t blindly and mindlessly tramp through life lest one trample others beneath one’s feet. They learn nothing happens by happenstance and that hard work pays off. They learn patience and responsibility each day they watch their garden grow. In the end they also learn that while a plant will eventually reach the end of its life cycle, it still provides nourishment just as while humans pass away, their essence lives on in the good they did for others.

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Parents who guide their children through the growing process know that good, solid, self-esteem is something every child should have, but which, unfortunately many don’t. They also know success breeds success and therefore, each and every time their child excels at something that child is building self-esteem. While a child’s garden might seem like child’s play, it really is much more than that. I admire and respect those parents who take the time and make the effort to not just raise their children but to guide them in positive ways and in the proper direction. Their efforts are repaid by children who one day become solid contributors to society and who pass their life lessons down to their children and so on, and so on. Parenting is never an easy job. Just as their children are carefully tending their gardens, so are the parents who provide solid roots for their children through their unfailing love and guidance. My hat is off to all the gardeners of the world. I’ll see you at the Pass Creek Fall Fair, Sept. 24-25

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When I decided to retire from teaching (which I had happily done for approximately forty years) I heard about the formation of the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club. It was to be a morning club which suited my lifestyle at the time. I knew I wanted to be involved with the community and with people enthused about forming a brand new club and reaching out to help others. Castlegar already had an evening club with a stellar reputation for local and international projects, but the morning club, as stated, seemed to be the one for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie, the local and international projects in which we’ve been involved. In the last three years my big interest has been in the Rotary Youth Exchange. For many years Rotarians and local families have hosted Rotary exchange students, and Castlegar has historically had an exemplary exchange program. Many evening and morning Rotarians have hosted students in their homes. I have been involved merely for the last three years and have had wonderful experiences with students whom we have hosted. Our first host student was a young man from Germany. Our experience with him was so positive that we became host parents to another young man from Taiwan. We assisted our students with learning English and involved them in sporting activities, primarily skiing. Not only did we help them with our culture but we learned lots about theirs. It was a ‘win-win’ situation. This year we were involved with two delightful and enthusiastic young ladies from France and Sardinia. We discovered that girls were different from boys but were just as much fun. We were fortunate enough to visit our first host student in his home in Germany. Meeting his welcoming, talented and friendly family made us realize why he was such a fine young person and great ambassador for his country. When the students come to us they liven up our lives and when they go home we really miss them. The world, however, is getting more accessible with travel

Thanks Games host committee and volunteers

My card partner and I were Zone 3 participants in the BC Senior Games August 17 and 18, 2011 Whist Tournament held at the Twin Rivers Elementary School in Castlegar. The tournament was overseen by the Principal, Doug Hickey, whose ability to run such an event successfully was obvious. His demeanour put us at ease from the beginning. We were very impressed with his leadership qualities;,especially when, at one point (he said because of his inexperience in running this kind of event), he asked one of the whist participants for suggestions on how to resolve an issue for the playoffs, then followed through with her advice. After a few complaints about the way the lunch service was handled the first day, Doug spoke with his group. The process was changed and the second day was great. Doug also had great help from Vice-Principal Peter Evdokimoff, as well as a host of volunteers. The whole ‘Castlegar Group’ did a wonderful job and we would like to send them a BIG vote of thanks.

On behalf of the Zone 6, West Kootenay Boundary participants, I would like to thank the host organizing committee made up of volunteers from the cities of Nelson, Trail , Castlegar and the surrounding region. What a great job you did! Thank you for the hours and hours you put in beginning way back last year when the bid was put together. Thank you also to the hundreds of citizens of the region who volunteered their time to ensure the games were a success! Without you, all the planning could not have made the games happen. The word coming back to our participants and the Zone 6 executive has been that they were the best games ever held! The host committee and the volunteers went far beyond expectations to ensure the problems were solved and all the needs met! For the Zone 6 team it certainly was our best ever games. Our participating members rose from about 130 to over 400 due in large part to our three communities hosting the games. We increased participation in most activities and expanded participation into new sports such as the equestrian, dragon boat racing, hockey and soccer to name a few. That is what these games are all about - getting and keeping seniors active. Our team finished 3rd, behind the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. We gained 115 Gold medals, 73 Silver medals and 78 Bronze medals for a total of 266 points, our highest total ever achieved and our highest standing. We are hopeful that many of the new participants from Zone 6 will be trying out for the 2012 games at the coast. Thanks again to the Host Committee and the volunteers who made it possible for so many to participate on their home turf.

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-Mac Gregory Chair, Zone 6, B.C. Seniors Games

-Kay Jones, Castlegar

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and technology. Not only was I fortunate enough to travel to Germany again, but I was able to meet our new Rotary Exchange Student who comes from Hannover and has now arrived in Castlegar. It was so nice to get to know a little bit about her and to have her meet our first host student who had kindly e-mailed her with lots of information about Castlegar and Canada. The point of my letter is to encourage people from the community to not only think of joining the morning or evening Rotary Clubs but to think about hosting an exchange student. They will learn a lot and so will you. I think having young people around allows me to be a little bit like Peter Pan and never grow up – and I hope it would be the same for you!

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for the exhibition will be Saturday, August 13, 6-7:30 pm at the Doukhobor Village Museum and will remain open from August 13September 30, 2011. Admission is free. This 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. SEPT. 1 AND 8 - HOW TO GET A JOB WORKSHOPS - FREE. Ages

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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 250-304-2529. SEPT. 10 - BACK TO SCHOOL SWIM PARTY - 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at

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info on free money from the government for your child’s future education. Special Guest Sean Gain knows all about the Canada Education Savings Grant, Canada Learning Bond, and how to set up an RESP to be able to access the government funds. Connect with other families and resources, exchange children’s goods, and enjoy a healthy lunch. Babies and preschoolers are welcome at this free event--grandparents too! Passmore Hall, 10am – 1pm. 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. 20 - KEN TALARICO DAY AT TALARICO PLACE - At 2pm, castle-

gar will be holding ken talarico day to remember and honour a man who dedicated his life to excellence in local and regional health care. he was well known for his excellent administrative skills, kindness, generosity, approachability, and diplomacy. His career spanned 33 years, and he was tireless in his efforts to run a hospital with the best equipment and technology available. The public is invited to join in the celebration. 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



Church, 809 Merry Creek Rd. (next to Kinnaird Clinic) will be having a Book Club discussion. 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 ONGOING: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS - The local Toastmasters

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

been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 365-3674. ONGOING: ABORIGINAL ART CAMP IN AUGUST. This one week camp

features aboriginal arts such as soap carvings, medicine pouches and beading, led by the SD20 aboriginal cultural coordinator Bonnie Vickers. Children will also take part in storytelling utilizing the “Learning Journey Series” that is an antiracism /anti-bullying program. This is a very popular program with limited space. August 8 – 12th for ages 9 - 12 at Blueberry School. Call 3657201 for more info. 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 250365-5914. Also check out www. 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 365-8302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.)



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.

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

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.

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



is for people whose lives have

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 250-608-0589 or 1-877-352-5777.


From 7 - 9:30 p.m. Runs every second Wednesday. All levels of Bluegrass players welcome. For more info call Ruth at 250-365-5538.


a movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free, grades 7 and up. Info - call 365-7201.


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


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

ONGOING: MORNING COFFEE CLUB - Fourth Wednesday of every

month beginning on September 28, morning coffee party at Castlegar United Church (beside the Kinnaird Clinic) at 10:00 a.m. Come and enjoy a coffee and meet new friends. ONGOING: FAMILY FUN NIGHTS -

Come for a fun time with activities, books, art and theme nights. A healthy meal is provided. Robson Community School - 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30–7:00 pm. Call Laurie at 365-5970 to pre-register. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Robson Community School. ONGOING: ESL FAMILY TIME -

Join other English as a Second Language families for stories, crafts and snacks. Learn more about your community and help your kids get ready for school! Fridays from 10 am - 12 noon at Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks). For information call Alana at 304-6862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Kootenay Family Place.

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Thank a trucker for the goods we ship and receive


National Trucking Week - Sept 4-10, 2011

BLAIR LEKSTROM Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

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and global export opportunities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about bringing new investment into all regions of the province - accelerating job creation and growing revenues which support B.C. families. The B.C. Trucking Association plays a key role in helping us achieve these goals. Reducing red tape is another great way to make trucking more efficient. The New West Partnership program is a prime example. The three western provinces have agreed to align trucking regulations to remove economic barriers and move products between B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan more seamlessly. This makes our region more competitive internationally and generates more jobs for B.C. truckers. We are taking advantage of modern technology too. In cooperation with B.C. truckers, we have developed the Weigh2GoBC system to keep trucks moving with fewer stops. Rather than pulling every truck over to the side of the road for inspection, a regis-

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VICTORIA - Thank a trucker the next time you pick something off the store shelf. Just about every product we use or consume arrives by truck. Everything from Blackberries to blueberries, whether it was manufactured overseas or produced in British Columbia makes its way to our homes via plane, ship or train through B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transportation network - and, ultimately, by truck. Our exporters depend on trucks, too - and our mining, forestry, agricultural and fishery products would not reach customers abroad without the support of B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vibrant trucking industry. That is why the provincial government is working with truckers to move products to and from and within B.C. more smoothly. B.C. already has a world-class transportation network that ensures the free movement of people, goods and services, but we have to plan ahead for future growth in our economy. That means investing $12 billion since 2001 in road and highway infrastructure that moves truck traffic away from neighbourhoods to more efficient routes. The Nelson Rd. Interchange on Highway 91 is the latest addition to our Pacific Gateway Strategy to streamline trucker access to Port Metro Vancouver. Ultimately the goal is to boost domestic, cross-border

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tered vehicle carrying a transponder can be identified and checked electronically for height, weight, insurance and safety credentials at highway speed. If a truck receives a green light, it rolls on down the highway without unnecessary stops. If a driver receives a red light, the driver is asked to pull over, keeping our highways safe and reducing line-ups at weigh stations. I am proud to promote National Trucking Week in association with the B.C. Trucking Association. Together we are working to make our provincial economy more competitive internationally. British Columbia is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific Gateway to growing markets in China, Korea, Japan and India, and we are in a position to lead the national economy out of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic turmoil and secure the jobs of tomorrow. This week when I sit down with friends and family for dinner, I am going to think about the truckers who brought it all home.

I would like to thank everyone who sent cards, condolences and prayers before and after Marvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing, it all meant so much. A special thank you to Dr. Larocque for his kindness and care, the home care nurses & workers for their compassion and assistance. To Celgar for the ďŹ&#x201A;owers and help, Bill StrilaeďŹ&#x20AC; from Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Maya and Harry Zeabin. To my family, you mean so much and helped me get through this diďŹ&#x192;cult time. We will have a drop-in Celebration of Marvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on September 18 at 1080 Hazelwood Street in Robson from 1 pm to 4. Thanks again Lynda Wood and family

If you are unemployed or employed with no recognized certification or university degree-level education, we are here to help! The Employment Skills Access Program (ESA) offers you a more secure future. You can choose from three training programs offered at Selkirk College that prepare you for jobs that are in demand right now! â&#x20AC;˘ Administrative Skills Training â&#x20AC;˘ Early Childhood Care Education Assistant Training â&#x20AC;˘ Wine and Service Industry Training Some courses begin as early as September 26, 2011, so call now to find out more! Contact Selkirk College at 250.364.5760 or email

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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) 2011 General Local Elections

NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the following electoral areas that nominations for the office of School Trustee: Electoral Area:

Number of Trustees:


Electoral Area I, together with part of J of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (Pass Creek, Shoreacres, Thrums, Glade, Tarrys, Brilliant, Ootischenia)



Village of Warfield, part of Electoral Area B of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Rivervale, Oasis, Genelle, China Creek), together with part of Electoral Area J of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (Fairview)



Village of Montrose, Village of Fruitvale, together with Electoral Area A of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary



for a three (3) year term (December 2011 to December 2014), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, at the School Board Office (Suite 120 – 1290 Esplanade, Trail, BC) between the hours of 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011, excluding statutory holidays and weekends. Nomination documents are available at the school Board Office during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Note: No nominations will be accepted after 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2011. In the event of an election by voting being necessary, General Voting Day shall be Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government, if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the name nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office; or otherwise disqualified by law. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: • Ivan Bell, Chief Election Officer – 250.368.6434 or 250.362.7651 • Kim Morris, Deputy Chief Election Officer – 250.368.2225 or

CITY OF CASTLEGAR 2011 MUNICIPAL and SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS List of Registered Electors Beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at Castlegar City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. In accordance with the Local Government Act, the City of Castlegar will be using the Provincial voters list as the register of resident electors for the upcoming Municipal and School District Elections to be held November 19, 2011. If your name is not on the list of registered electors and you meet the qualifications as a resident elector or a non-resident property elector, you may register on voting day by producing at least two pieces of acceptable identification, one of which must have your signature and providing proof of residency or property ownership. To register as a Non-resident property elector you must also produce written consent of the majority of the property owners (if there is more than one registered owner for the property). Objections to Registration of an Elector An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011. An objection must be made in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Castlegar and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Castlegar. Removal of Personal Information An elector may request that in order to protect the privacy or security of the elector, the Chief Election Officer amend the list of registered electors that is to be available for public inspection, or that is to be provided to candidates, by omitting or obscuring the address of the elector or other information about the elector. If you wish to have this list of registered electors amended to obscure your personal information, please contact the Chief Election Officer at 365-7227 prior to Friday, September 30th, 2011. Further information on the above may be obtained by contacting the Chief Election Officer at 365-7227. Carolyn Rempel, Chief Election Officer

Feathered friends rehab – A call to dedication I almost overshot the address for B.E.A.K.S. (Bird Emergency and Kare The house and sanctuary were almost completely shrouded by trees, shrubs and vines. This is the home of Carol Pettigrew, and in it is her passion - nursing every injured bird that comes her way. Firstly, I met Kaj Byberg, who works for Carol, and who helps to care for the many dozens of injured birds. It’s very warm inside, just right for the patient on the mend. While Kaj returns to the back cages which hold birds just about ready for release, Carol and I chat about how this all started and where it’s going from here. She grew up in Ontario and liked animals from an early age. “My dad knew the gamewarden who came around one day with an injured bird. Knowing this bird had little or no chance of survival, the warden gave me a chance to nurse it back to health,” she says. “I was told to do the best I could.” That little bird survived and Carol continued in her love of birds, finding out more of what to feed them, their activities, and eventually to be able to let them go. This year marks 40 years of her passion, still in full bloom. This spring Carol had a small stroke, but you wouldn’t know it today. She even notices that her hand has recovered. She stays on duty all day feeding the babies every 15 minutes, with the exception of about six hours during night. They are all improving, and although some of the breeds have missed their migration time for this year (usually to Mexico), the rest will stay for the winter and be released next year. “A newly recovered bird needs to be introduced back into the wild for at least two weeks before their migration begins,” says Carol. “All this food we’ve been giving them isn’t entirely from nature. They have to get real sap from the trees and get a full sampling of the different bugs.” Carol then takes the birds to an area where she finds that same breed feeding or just flying around. Letting them go, she now knows her patients

Time spent at B.E.A.K.S., as in the case of these red-eyed virios, hopefully leads to recovery and a return to the birds’ natural habitat. Barb Sinclair photo

will be just fine. The sounds within the various cages are quite wonderful. The grosbeak, Chester, is one of two ‘babysitters’ – he has taken it upon himself to look after one of the robins. When that robin is released Chester finds another one to ‘mother.’ The other babysitter is a lovely pigeon who looks after the red-eyed vireos. As we go from cage to cage and room to room, the birds continue to chirp, tweet and gurgle out all kinds of lovely songs – no wonder Carol loves her job.

Carol Pettigrew receives a donation from generous young supporters early this summer. File photo

We stop at one little box with twin red-eyed vireos – they are very, very small. These are the little guys that require constant feeding – mouths always open (yes, that’s them in the photo). Carol gets a mealworm, pinches off the dark coloured head, and away they go, down the bright red throats of all the little chicks who are in various stages of recovery; robins, one swallow, one sapsucker, one blue jay, one crow, and many other multiples. So where do these injured

birds come from? If your cat brings a live bird into the house, try and free the bird and put it into a cardboard box. The main thing is to keep it calm and quiet and free from any further harm. You can take your box to the sanctuary and Carol will gladly take the bird and nurse it back to health if she’s able. She would like people to know, though, if they could help toward the medicine and food, to the tune of $20 - it would be most appreciated. “This will help cover the meds when they first come in, because they’re in shock,” Carol adds, “and also for antibiotics if it was attacked by a cat.” Medication is very costly and every donation helps. If the bird is a raptor (large bird of prey) the cost is much greater. They often need an injection first or the shock will kill them. A veterinarian in downtown Castlegar, Dr. Kelly Fraser, has been a great help to Carol, and between these two gals the birds have a firstrate chance of getting another flight. Although B.E.A.K.S. is a registered society, Carol receives no grants or operating costs other than the kind donations from people. Food is very expensive, so all donations are very important, even vital. (One thing I noticed upon first entering Carol’s house was a stand of bells for sale for cat collars). Another common enemy of birds is your front window.

Continued on P. 11

Castlegar News Thursday, September 8, 2011 11

Community Tribute to Mr. Thompson

CITY OF CASTLEGAR 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Castlegar that nominations for the offices of: Mayor – 1 position Councillor – 6 positions will be received by the Chief Election Officer as follows: At City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, excluding Statutory holidays and weekends. Nomination documents are available at Castlegar City Hall during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays.

Above: Historian Jack Nisbet talks about David Thompson and his epic journey to a crowd gathered at Millennium Park on Labour Day. Craig Lindsay photo

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: ώ Canadian citizen; ώ 18 years of age or older; ώ resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and ώ not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Carolyn Rempel, Chief Election Officer (250) 365-7227 or John Malcolm, Deputy Election Officer (250) 365-7227 or Carolyn Rempel Chief Election Officer

Harry Wong, above, paddles during the Labour Day weekend event near the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Greg Nesteroff To mark the 200th anniversary of David Thompson’s epic voyage, about 50 people gathered on Labour Day at Millennium Park to listen to several speakers including Marilyn James, official spokesperson for the Sinixt Nation, and historian Jack Nisbet. The speakers talked about David Thompson’s expedition and his meeting with First Nations people at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers. After the speeches, the group then watched Harry Wong, grandson of Alexander Christian, the leader of the last Sinixt family to live at the confluence, launch a sturgeon nose canoe into the waters to commemorate.

Feathered friends rehab at B.E.A.K.S. Continued from P. 10

How many times have we heard that awful ‘thunk’ from the living room? Look out and see if you can find the bird. If it’s gone, it was likely just ‘winded; if it’s sitting there, keep an eye on it and make sure the cat isn’t out there watching it too. If it’s stunned, just let it sit there a minute or so. If it’s lying on the ground, go and have a look to see if it’s alive - now’s the time for the box and a quick trip to Carol. Her first plan of attack is to keep the bird calm. He has to settle down. Once it seems like he’s trying to revive, Carol will give him some steroids, and

then later on some nutrition with a stress-aid mixed in. After recovery seems like it’s on its way, the rest of the menu includes cat and/or dog food, mealworms and acidophilus powder. Birds also enjoy the berries we would find in season – they are voracious berry eaters. Now the recovery starts – very gradual for some that have to overcome broken legs... wings, missing tail feathers and other injuries. It is a busy rehab Carol runs, and over the years she has perfected her routine and the care it takes to bring a broken little body back into the lifestyle of its own kind. So now I know why Carol’s

place has a dome of foliage around it – the precious patients within need to have quiet, cool surroundings – it’s all part of a good recovery. The society currently has four directors, but eagerly encourages others to join in. Volunteers are needed too – just ask Carol where you could help her the best way. There is also a major fundraiser about to be announced to the public as a means of raising awareness, and the money it needs to keep this valuable rehab continuing. If you would like to sell tickets on behalf of this fundraiser, again, give Carol a call 250365-3701.

CITY OF CASTLEGAR and PART OF ELECTORAL AREA J (ROBSON AREA) 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of School District No. 20 – Trustee Electoral Area 2 (City of Castlegar together with part of Electoral Area J [Robson Area]) that nominations for the offices of:

School Trustee for Trustee Electoral Area 2 – 2 positions will be received by the Chief Election Officer as follows: At City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, excluding Statutory holidays and weekends. Nomination documents are available at Castlegar City Hall during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of a school board if they meet the following criteria: ώ Canadian citizen; ώ 18 years of age or older; ώ resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and ώ not disqualified by the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Carolyn Rempel, Chief Election Officer (250) 365-7227 or John Malcolm, Deputy Election Officer (250) 365-7227 or

Carolyn Rempel Chief Election Officer

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Castlegar News



Adoption Dance of Joy... You can make it happen

Toy run preparations revving up CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Being a blood donor is one of the most selďŹ&#x201A;ess acts a person can perform to help other people. Our blood system is safer than ever before in history and remember that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get diseases like AIDS by donating blood. No substance enters your blood when you donate. There is always a need for blood donations. If you are able, make it part of your life.

The annual West Kootenay Motorcycle Toy Run is almost upon us. The event, which began in 1988, takes place Sunday, Sept. 11 and kicks off with registration and a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Castlegar Community Complex before winding through the area. The Toy Run raises money for local food banks, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelters, the Salvation Army, various family support organizations, and high school bursaries as well as bringing in hundreds of toys that are donated to the local Salvation Army organizations for their Christmas hampers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are raising money for the community and everyone is welcome to come out. All makes and models of bikes are welcome as long as they can do the legal speed limit,â&#x20AC;? said James Kallin, president of the West Kootenay Toy Run Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The registration cost is $10 or a new unwrapped toy.â&#x20AC;? The toy run route leaves the Castlegar Complex at 10 a.m. on Sunday and travels down Columbia Avenue. From Castlegar, the riders travel to Nelson where they will be picking up more riders at about 10:30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Were going to make a stop at Baker Street for 10-15 minutes to pick up rid-

There has been some publicity recently on the merits of one or two alcoholic drinks per day. One area of life that alcohol is not recommended at all is during pregnancy. Abstaining from all alcohol will increase the chances of a healthy baby.

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More people are swallowing tablets and capsule medications and herbal products than ever before. Sometimes swallowing the products can be a problem particularly with large capsules. Try this: push the capsule (or tablets) as far to the back of the tongue as possible then drink water quickly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go down quite well. Make our pharmacists part of your healthcare team. We hope to see you in our pharmacy soon.

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Mike Defosse poses with a Harley at the 2010 West Kootenay Toy Run. File photo

ers there,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a large number of riders that like to start in Nelson.â&#x20AC;? At noon, the motorcycles will stop in Salmo for a lunch thrown together by firefighters at the Fire Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put on corn on the cob and hamburger lunch for everyone,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there for about an hour.â&#x20AC;? The route then goes through Fruitvale and Montrose and on to Trail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stop at Pine Avenue in front of Ferraro Foods. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be another quick stop for about 15 minutes to pick up more toys from Wolf â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Den Tattoo,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. The Toy Run then continues to Rossland to check out the annual Rossland Golden City Days and to pick up toys collected by the local Legion and Eagles clubs. Finally, at 3:30 p.m. the Toy Run ends in Castlegar at the Community Complex where riders can relax and enjoy live music, dinner by the Castlegar Early Childhood Advisory Council, and refreshments provided by the Castlegar Fire Department.


602 7th Street Come to Sunday School at 9:30AM and receive a free entrance ticket to the Carnival. Morning Service at 10:30AM BBQ following at 12 Noon Carnival begins at 1:00PM to 4:00PM Bounce Houses, Carnival Games & More For more info call 250 365 5212

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody will get down to some music by Ron Ross and the Hidden Creek Band. While theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be handing out our door prizes. We do have some awards to give out such as youngest and oldest and furthest riders,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also have a little award for the most spirited rider. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We actually see some of our riders get dressed up in holiday garb or they have some excess toys strapped to their motorcycles. So we keep an eye out for them and try to reward them at the end of the run.â&#x20AC;? People who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t riding can drop off toys for the toy run at the Castlegar Community Complex, Kippersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Nelson, or at the Salmo Fire Hall the day of the run. There will also be a toy vehicle following the run that will be collecting toys on the route. The toys collected will be distributed to the three main food hamper programs in the West Kootenay: the Nelson Salvation Army, the Trail Salvation Army, and the

Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all get rolled into their Christmas food hamper programs,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. Another big part of the Toy Runâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising efforts is the raffle for a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 2011 Fat Boy Low Rider that we got dressed up with a custom flame job,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tickets are getting in short supply.â&#x20AC;? Raffle tickets can be found at Frostyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Trail, the Tunnel Pub in Trail, Bubbleeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the Thirsty Duck in Castlegar. The Toy Run is also working with the Canadian Cancer Society this year to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to put the word out if you start seeing our traffic controllers and motorcycle riders running around in blue boxer shorts itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing our part to help raise awareness for menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prostate cancer,â&#x20AC;? said Kallin. The Canadian Cancer Society will be selling blue boxer shorts with the yellow daffodils on them by donation at the toy run. Kallin reminds residents that both the pancake breakfast, which is a fundraiser for the Selkirk Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club and the dinner, which is a fundraiser for Castlegar Early Childhood Advisory Council, are open to the public.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ROBSON-RASPBERRY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT LANDOWNERS A SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 AT THE ROBSON SCHOOL, 7 P.M. To discuss the Proposed Water Treatment Project Representatives from Ward Engineering, Interior Health and the RRID Board of Trustees will be attending to make presentations and answer questions. We hope to see you there.

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Everybody has a story: Noella Gibb KAREN HAVILAND Contributor

One look at her face and you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at greatness. Bright eyes full of curiosity and a determined chin tell you that this woman is formidable. This woman, Noella Gibb, is one of a kind.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad lost everything. There was nothing. No food. Nothing,â&#x20AC;? she said. Despite that, the family made do. But Gibb, who was born in 1914 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, wanted more from life and so, at the age of 19 left home, despite her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protests. She headed to Ka-

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At first, the set of her shoulders, underlined by her tough outspoken ways, might put you off. But if you take a moment or two you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the company of a throwback from when people were honest, hard-working and took pride in all that they did. The 96-year-old Gibb remembers the Great Depression of the 30s.

puskasing, Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew a lady there and her husband had died, so I asked her if I came to work for her if she would give me a place to sleep and something to eat. So she took me in.â&#x20AC;? Gibb had her eye on fashion and would often head to a nearby department store and ask for work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would go to that big store and they finally took me in for

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the Christmas season. I worked there for three years and they trained me as a saleslady and I loved it,â&#x20AC;? she said with a smile. After three years of training, she moved on to Kirkland, Ontario. I knew a lady there and I stayed with her and paid room and board. I got work right away and I was never out of work after that,â&#x20AC;? Gibb proudly recalls. In a testament to honesty, Gibb shared an incident she remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My boss told me that when you see a lady whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welldressed, she has money and I was to add $10 to the price of the dress. So I went during my lunch break and got another job. Through the years Gibb has made the effort to always be welldressed with matching attire, her hair carefully combed and her lipstick always in place. Longtime Castlegar residents may remember Gibb. She was the barber/stylist

and owner of Belair Barbershop. Her sense of honesty and style served her well from her 40s until her retirement in 2007 at the age of 92. With a stake from her former husband, Kelly, Gibb put herself through barber school in Toronto during a time when women barbers were as rare as two dollar bills. She came to Castlegar in 1960. At first she owned a shop in the Oglow Building, but eventually moved to a space beneath BC Hydro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were wonderful to me. I was there seven years and paid $250 rent. In that whole time they never raised my rent and when I retired they threw a party for me.â&#x20AC;? When asked about her favourite customers, Gibb smiled and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were many favourites. I had all the nice clients.â&#x20AC;? Gibb loved her shop and her customers. Above all, she loved the socializing that comes with the

business. Her customers loved her as well. They loved her antique-filled shop and the Classical music which was always in the background. While no one could ever call Gibb rich, she knew how to manage her money and was able, on barberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wages, to build her own house, pay cash for the Trans Am which she still owns, and travel the world for five weeks each year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the money then I stayed home. If I had money in the bank then I could go. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my motto.â&#x20AC;? Nowadays Gibb sits quietly in her home looking at the many masks and art pieces she has collected from around the world. She says age is just a number. After all these years she still takes pride in her achievements and independence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prestigious, cutting hair, but it was honest work and people needed it,â&#x20AC;? she concluded.

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Selkirk College orientation Continued from P. 2

Jordan Wood takes the lead in the finals of the tricycle race followed closely by Courtenay Ferguson and Adam Clark.

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Winter to arrive early in West Kootenay this year JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

I write this now, about an artist whose talent and charisma first won me over in the very early 70s. It might seem a tad early, but maybe not when considering the stature of an artist who’s booked for an October 11 concert in Trail. What will most likely turn out to be a truly memorable experience, one not likely to be repeated in these parts, takes planning. The artist is the legendary Johnny Winter. I learned how to appreciate this sort of event the hard way, in a manner of speaking, a number of years ago living in the Peace River Country. B.B. King was making an appearance in Fort St. John and I didn’t make it to the show. It was incredible

the very late 60s. Berry’s rock’n’roll masterpiece easily stands on it’s own, and always will, but but to say Winter made it his own is an understatement. Johnny Winter is one of the premier performers when it comes to mixing blues and rock. Like some of the British bands gaining wide popularity in the 60s and 70s – outfits including the Rolling Stones, the original Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown come to mind – Johnny Winter introduced many to the alluring appeal of the blues. And around the time I first had the good fortune to see WinJohnny Winter and his signature Gibson Firebird and bandmates, from left drummer ter perform live (1973 Vito Liuzzi, guitarist Paul Nelson and bass player Scott Spray. Submitted photo at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum) he was pretty much the top draw on enough for a guy like B.B. south. I’d say the chances slim... and none. Texas blues guitarist the concert circuit. King to show in the North of West Kootenay blues But the time near the Peace in the first place... a fans getting a rain check Johnny Winter burst into return gig? Given his age if they miss the Oct. 11 my consciousness with top of the arena-rock show (to be opened by a blistering rendition of world would turn out to and health? Uhh-Uhh! Fast forward about 12 Nanaimo’s own David the Chuck Berry clas- be short-lived, which is years and a lot of kms Gogo, by the way) are sic Johnny B. Goode in just as well considering

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Painstaking passion

The Selkirk Weavers Guild has faithfully volunteered for many years, at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre on Highway 3A, across from the regional airport, demonstrating to tourists and locals alike, the technicalities of taking the fibre to the fabric. Here, Sheila easily throws the shuttle on a chenille-making project. It will eventually be cut up for weaving into lovely rugs. She is a fairly new weaver, although has been an active fibre artist in tatting and knitting and other things since a child. This floor loom is a totally Canadian design, known and respected the world over. The mechanics of spinning wheels and looms are a hit with every age group. Barb Sinclair photo





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Public’s choice for stamp unveiled

CNW/ - Canada Post has unveiled the 2011 Mental Health stamp to help kick off the company’s annual fundraising campaign for community-based mental health initiatives across Canada. In November 2010, a competition was launched to help find a design, in which the five finalists were subjected to a popular vote, a first in Canada Post’s 160 years. THE PUZZLE, a design by Terrebonne resident Miriane Majeau received the most points and today will adorn over 3.5 million stamps available at post offices across Canada. A dollar from the sale of every booklet of 10 stamps is donated to the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. “Dealing with men-

tal health issues is like putting a puzzle together,” says designer Miriane Majeau. “As you connect the pieces, something beautiful and whole is revealed.” Majeau notes that during the competition strangers approached her to share their experiences with mental illness and how they related to a puzzle. “The rallying effect this has created makes me very happy, my drawing was tell-

ing their stories—and encouraging others to tell theirs.” “The response by Canadians has been tremendous,” says The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport). “More than 300 designs were submitted and almost 300,000 votes were cast. And now, Canadians can buy these stamps and help us contribute to an important cause.” Since 2008, when

mental health became Canada Post’s cause of choice, customers, employees, suppliers and the public have raised more than $4.8 million for the Foundation. Nearly $1 million of that was from sales of mental health stamps. The Foundation is a registered not-forprofit charity, operated at arm’s length from Canada Post

with an independent board of trustees. Donations from the 2010 campaign funded grants to 47 community-based groups in 2011, all of which provide front-line programs and services to people directly affected by mental illness or their families. To learn more about the Foundation, visit hope.

HUGH KEENLEYSIDE ROAD CLOSURE Please be advised that the road over the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22. This closure is in effect to ensure a safe work environment for employees and contractors during the capital project work and annual maintenance scheduled for this fall. During the road closure period, we will continue to provide visitor access at the south entrance of the dam to view the navigational lock. In addition, we will continue to look for every opportunity to open the road to the public when it is safe to do so. For up-to-date information about road closures, please call BC Hydro’s toll-free number at



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COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS The City of Castlegar invites applications from persons interested in volunteering to serve on a Council appointed Board or Committee. This could include the Board of Variance, Advisory Planning Commission or other committee deemed necessary by Council. Those interested are requested to submit a written application and resume - CLEARLY MARKED “VOLUNTEER POSITION” – to the City no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011. Applications and resumes should be forwarded to the attention of: Carolyn Rempel, Director of Corporate Services, City of Castlegar, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Phone: (250) 365-7227 Fax: (250) 365-4810 Email: In accordance with Council Appointments Policy 1-7, the City will advertise annually in September for applications from those interested in serving as a volunteer. Applications and resumes will be retained by the City of Castlegar for a period of one year.

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Literacy’s value cannot be overstated GREG NESTEROFF Black Press

First in a series Taranjit Bhabra wanted to upgrade her education. A decade ago she left India for Nelson, her husband’s hometown. She worked as an esthetician, but hoped to broaden her career options, and perhaps become a nurse. She enrolled in an adult biology class at Selkirk College. English, however, wasn’t her first language. Instructors spoke too quickly for her, and used scientific terms she didn’t know. She also had a young child, making it difficult to get to class without daycare. While she took advantage of a home study option, her progress was slow: “I thought ‘It’s not going to happen for ten years.’” Meanwhile, Bhabra was taking her son to family literacy programs like Mother Goose and Love 2 Learn, because she wanted to read to him in English. Both fell under the umbrella of the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a nonprofit organization that also offers adult tutoring. Joan Exley, Nelson’s community literacy coordinator,

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says learners are paired with tutors based on goals: “It’s not curriculum based. It’s based on what that person needs.” The goal can be anything from weeks to years. “Somebody might come in and say I need to write my driver’s test in three weeks,” Exley says. “It’s very specific and time-oriented. That’s the goal and when the goal is done, they may be done.” By contrast, someone trying to improve their English might come for a long time. People also step in and out out of the program, based on work and family demands. Exley says they always try to have more volunteer tutors than needed so no learner is left waiting. “When we’ve got a full slate we’ve probably got 14 or 15 working and five or ten in the pocket,” she says.

Within that roster is a range of skills, so “if a learner needs help with English or math or doing a driver’s test, hopefully we’ll have someone who can lend their expertise.” In Bhabra’s case, she worked with a couple of tutors to improve her English, then tried again to conquer biology. Enter Sylvia Reimer, who had a science background and responded to a newspaper ad seeking new tutors. The two women were matched up and hit it off. “She was very motivated and I really wanted to help her get through this course,” Reimer says. “It takes a few lessons to learn each other’s style and see what works, but it’s been very rewarding.” Although she had never been a tutor — “I was an

aerobics instructor, but that’s about the extent of my teaching” — Reimer loved the subject, and Bhabra was equally fascinated. They met at Bhabra’s home once or twice a week, in sessions lasting two to four hours. The one-on-one solved the childcare problem, while the regular visits provided extra incentive. “There was a good routine going,” Bhabra says. “Otherwise I can’t keep it up.” By the time she finally wrote her biology exam, it had been over three years since she started. Reimer was allowed to be present to explain some of the questions. Bhabra scored 96 per cent. “We were both thrilled,” Reimer says. “She’d been trying for so long. It was a big accomplishment for her.” “It ended up really great,” Bhabra adds. “It was so good, so comforting ... You give up and then suddenly something comes up and you can do it.” The pair are now completing a nutrition unit, as Bhabra rounds out her science program. She also continues to attend family literacy programs — her eldest child is now in Grade 2 and her youngest is three.

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Tips for post secondary students SUBMITTED

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a university or college student, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably getting ready to head back to campus. This year, in addition to all the courses you may be taking, how about trying to master some financial lessons too. Of course, many students already have at least one foot in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;real worldâ&#x20AC;? because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just taking classes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also working many hours a week to help pay for school, rent and living expenses. But even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a full-time student, living on campus and paying for school through grants, loans, savings and help from your parents, you can learn some financial basics that can help you throughout your adult life. Here are a few suggestions you might want to consider: â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overuse credit cards. Credit card marketers aggressively target students, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to be vigilant about all the offers that will bombard you. While it might not be a bad idea to carry a single credit card for use in

emergencies, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very easy to overuse the â&#x20AC;&#x153;plasticâ&#x20AC;? and rack up big debts. Discipline yourself to save for the things you want, rather than charging them. â&#x20AC;˘ Shop around for financial services. You might find companies willing to give you a T-shirt or a frying pan for opening an account with them. But they may not offer you the best deal on chequing or savings accounts or loans. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep track of your student loans. Make sure you understand all the terms: how much youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re expected to pay each month, when payments are due, what interest rate youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying, what credits may be available for on-time repayment, etc. You might be able to achieve a more favourable repayment schedule by consolidating two or more loans. Once you start repaying your loans, do whatever you can to stay on track with your payments. â&#x20AC;˘ Never stop looking for financial aid. The aid package you may have received in your first year on cam-

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Castlegar air cadets recruiting The 581 Squadron is looking to build on its success with new members. The program is one of the most exciting and rewarding available for youth. Those 12 to 18 can learn about navigation, aircraft structure, survival training, effective speaking, first aid, and marksmanship. These skills allow the cadets to develop team spirit, plus leadership and instructional techniques which will help them develop into good citizens and future leaders. The cadets can also achieve up to 12 school credits through their involvement in the program. The Castlegar Open House goes Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:30-9 p.m. at 216 8th Avenue.




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NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A LIQUORâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;PRIMARY LICENCE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, B.C., from Terrim Properties Ltd. to operate a licensed Community Gaming Center at 100 Hall Road. Person capacity of the Gaming Center, if licensed, will be limited to 783 persons. The proposed hours of liquor service are 11:00 am to 12:30 am Monday through Sunday. Services provided will include entertainment - a Gaming Center providing bingo and slot machine gaming, as well as food and beverage amenities. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 5 kilometer (3 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to: Director of Development Services City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar BC V1N 1G7 PETITIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. To ensure the consideration of your views, your letter must be received on or before September 16, 2011. Your name(s) and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Community Charter and the Local Government Act, the City of Castlegar will be conducting the Annual Tax Sale of lands for delinquent taxes at 445 13 th Avenue, Suite 101, Castlegar, British Columbia commencing at 10:00am on Monday September 26, 2011. The following is a list of properties within the City of Castlegar subject to tax sale as at September 2, 2011.

DJ Terrantino


Property Address


1001 4 th Street

Sep. 15th - Opiuo


914 4 th Street

Sep. 16th - Ed Solo


109 8 th Avenue

00287.000 00332.000 00368.010

619 11 th Avenue 761 10 th Avenue 802 8 th Street

00436.000 00447.000 00448.000 00649.030 01001.020 01023.000 01368.000 01392.000 02000.300 04218.000

813 6 th Street 562 7 th Avenue 556 7 th Avenue 193 Lakeview Street 3805 Columbia Avenue 2804 5 th Avenue 2820 9 th Avenue 704 21 st Street 3008 Columbia Avenue th 146 100 Street

Sep. 9th -

Retro Hits

Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Band

Sep. 20th - PS I Love You

with Balkans

Sep. 21st - Michael Rault Sep. 23rd - Karkwa w/ Aidan Knight Polaris Music Winners

Sep. 24th - Said the Whale 2011 Juno Winners: Best New Group

Sep. 27th - Hollerado with Young Rival & Wildlife Sep. 28th - Yukon Blonde & Library Voices

Legal Description Lot 12 and 13, Block 15, Plan 650, District Lot 181, PID 006-262-040, 006-262-104, 006-262-180 Lot 1 and 2, Block 1 and 17, Plan 650, District Lot 181, PID 016-817-150, 016-817-176 Lot 5 and 6, Block 28, Plan 650, District Lot 181, PID 016-153-553, 016-177-126 Lot 4, Plan 2390, District Lot 181, PID 015-238-768 Lot A, Plan 5570, District Lot 181, PID 014-486-067 Lot B, Plan NEP 23033, District Lot 181, PID 023-401508 Lot 13, Plan 2237, District Lot 181, PID 015-468-941 Lot 24 Plan 2237, District Lot 181, PID 010-938-842 Lot 25, Plan 2237, District Lot 181, PID 010-938-885 Lot 2, Plan 5694, District Lot 7182, PID 014-479-362 Lot 1, Plan 4520, District Lot 4598, PID 014-793-512 Lot 8, Block 3, Plan 2293, DL 4598, PID 015-326-471 Lot 6, Plan 2281, District Lot 717 , PID 013-399-420 1 PID 011-051-574 Lot 7, Plan 2204, District Lot 7173, Lot 30, Plan 13878, District Lot 7171, PID 010-484-141 Lot A, Plan 15643, District Lot 4598, PID 009-463-763

Sep. 29th - The Sheepdogs


Cover of Rolling Stone August 2011

Sep. 30th - Kyprios & the Chaperones

October Oct. 1st Oct. 7th -

Violin vs Vinyl feat. Kytami formerly of Delhi 2 Dublin Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms with Yardsale

Call Call your your sales sales rep rep for for details! details!

Further information pertaining to the Annual Tax Sale can be found at the following web site: The city does not provide information specific to properties or other tax sale information. For information concerning paying your delinquent property taxes please contact: Chief Financial Officer Email:

(250) 365-7227 Fax (250) 365-4810

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Castlegar News


Community/Sports Budding roller derby stars put on a practice in Slocan during the Village’s 110th anniversary on Sesptember 4. The group includes girls between ages five to 16 from all over the West Kootenays. Craig Linsday photo


KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE EXHIBITION NS SCHEDULE CHEDULE CH HEDULE 30P N l LLeafs f C tl R b l C tl C l WE 07-Sep-11 77:30P Nelson Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex TH 08-Sep-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Nelson Leafs Nelson Community Complex SA 10-Sep-11 7:30P Beaver Valley Nitehawks Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SU 11-Sep-11 6:00P Castlegar Rebels Beaver Valley Nitehawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE FR 16-Sep-11 7:30P Nelson Leafs Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 17-Sep-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Nelson Leafs Nelson Community Complex FR 23-Sep-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Grand Forks Border Bruins Grand Forks Arena SU 25-Sep-11 2:00P Kelowna Chiefs Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 30-Sep-11 7:30P Kimberley Dynamiters Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 01-Oct-11 7:30P Osoyoos Coyotes Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 07-Oct-11 7:30P Spokane Braves Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 08-Oct-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Spokane Braves Spokane - Eagles Ice-A-Rena FR 14-Oct-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Creston Valley Thunder Cats Creston - Johnny Bucyk Arena SA 15-Oct-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Beaver Valley Nitehawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena SU 16-Oct-11 2:00P Spokane Braves Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 21-Oct-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena SA 22-Oct-11 7:30P Fernie Ghostriders Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SU 23-Oct-11 2:00P Columbia Valley Rockies Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex TH 27-Oct-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley Civic Centre FR 28-Oct-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Columbia Valley Rockies Invermere - Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena SA 29-Oct-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Golden Rockets Golden Arena SA 05-Nov-11 7:30P Beaver Valley Nitehawks Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SU 06-Nov-11 2:00P Castlegar Rebels Spokane Braves Spokane - Eagles Ice-A-Rena FR 11-Nov-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Princeton Posse Princeton & District Arena SA 12-Nov-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Penticton Lakers Penticton - South Okanagan Events Center TU 15-Nov-11 7:30P Grand Forks Border Bruins Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex TH 17-Nov-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Grand Forks Border Bruins Grand Forks Arena SA 19-Nov-11 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Spokane Braves Spokane - Eagles Ice-A-Rena SU 20-Nov-11 2:00P Penticton Lakers Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 25-Nov-11 7:35P Castlegar Rebels Osoyoos Coyotes Osoyoos Sun Bowl SA 26-Nov-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Summerland Steam Summerland Arena FR 02-Dec-11 7:30P Princeton Posse Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 03-Dec-11 7:30P Golden Rockets Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 09-Dec-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Nelson Leafs Nelson Community Complex SA 10-Dec-11 7:30P Summerland Steam Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex TU 13-Dec-11 7:30P Spokane Braves Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 16-Dec-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Kelowna Chiefs Kelowna - Rutland Arena SA 17-Dec-11 7:30P Nelson Leafs Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex TH 29-Dec-11 7:30P Beaver Valley Nitehawks Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 30-Dec-11 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Beaver Valley Nitehawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena FR 06-Jan-12 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Grand Forks Border Bruins Grand Forks Arena SU 08-Jan-12 5:00P Grand Forks Border Bruins Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 13-Jan-12 7:30P Creston Valley Thunder Cats Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 14-Jan-12 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Beaver Valley Nitehawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena TH 19-Jan-12 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Grand Forks Border Bruins Grand Forks Arena SA 21-Jan-12 7:30P Grand Forks Border Bruins Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SU 22-Jan-12 5:00P Beaver Valley Nitehawks Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 27-Jan-12 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Nelson Leafs Nelson Community Complex SA 28-Jan-12 7:30P Nelson Leafs Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 03-Feb-12 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Beaver Valley Nitehawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena SA 04-Feb-12 7:30P Beaver Valley Nitehawks Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex TU 07-Feb-12 7:00P Grand Forks Border Bruins Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex FR 10-Feb-12 7:30P Nelson Leafs Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 11-Feb-12 7:00P Castlegar Rebels Nelson Leafs Nelson Community Complex FR 17-Feb-12 7:30P Spokane Braves Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Complex SA 18-Feb-12 7:30P Castlegar Rebels Spokane Braves Spokane - Eagles Ice-A-Rena

Arts oasis Executive Director Val Field of the Kootenay Gallery, shows the mediums of the gift shop treasures. All original work, this gallery can rightfully boast of the creative abundance in this area, formed through the eyes, hands, and spirits of those whose calling it is to offer you their gifting in the arts. Along with continuing featured guest artists in the main gallery, the society also offers a monthly music series, lectures, and many other varied artistic programs for every interested age. Many visitors to the gallery reveal just how they got there. Those who chose to fly in to Castlegar may choose the ‘circle route’ - rent a car, drive up to Nakusp, back down and over to Kaslo, Nelson, then back to Castlegar, taking in the gallery. Many come from Europe flying into Calgary renting a car there, then also doing the circle route, including a rewarding visit to the gallery. For much more on this busy society please visit Barb Sinclair photo

Opportunity for parents and grandparents SUBMITTED

Parents of babies and preschoolers may think school start-up has little to do with them, but it’s a great time to make sure your child is receiving the free money available from the federal government for their future education. The earlier parents access it for their child, the more funds will be available when they need it. Families don’t need to make a contribution in order to access the free money available through the Canada Learning Bond and Education Savings Grant. The Networks for New Parents September 15th event at Passmore Hall will host Sean Gain,

from Growth Financial Corp., who knows all about setting up the required account and applying for the grant and bond. Why not take the opportunity chat with him and pick up the parent resources and special gifts that will be available. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Credit Union. This free, drop-in event launches the fall series of Networks for New Parents, which will continue on the third Thursday of the month from 10am – 1pm. An exchange of children’s goods (ages 0-6), a healthy lunch, and the chance to meet other families and access information make this a wildly popular event. Babies and toddlers are always welcome—grandparents, too!

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Rebels wrap up local training camp CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

It’s a busy stretch for the Castlegar Rebels with four games and a training camp in ten days, but coach Steve Junker wouldn’t have it any other way. The team wrapped up their second training camp at the community complex on Sunday and are now preparing for four pre-season games and the coaches are happy with what they’ve seen so far. “We’re very pleased with the kids we had both the

kids we invited back from the Osoyoos camp and really thrilled with the number of Castlegar kids that came out,” said Junker. “It really makes our job of deciding on players really tough which is what we hope. As a coaching staff you definitely hope for some difficult decisions and there’s a number of them that are doing that.” This week the team hosted Nelson on Wednesday (after press time), played at Nelson Thursday, hosted Beaver Valley Saturday and play in Fruitvale against Beaver Valley Sunday. “We’re going to toy with a few different line-ups,”

said Junker. “There’s still a number of kids out at Junior A camps which are in full swing so there is a little bit of a wait and see attitude still. We’re waiting to see if anything interesting comes out of that. We start on the 16th so it’s definitely getting exciting. We’re looking forward to working with the players and implementing how we like to play.” The regular season starts Sept. 16 with a home game against Nelson.

Castlegar Rebels coach Steve Junker puts his charges through their paces Saturday morning during training camp at the Community Complex.

Craig Lindsay photos

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Gnar in the ‘Gar provides thrills and tunes in the park CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

A raucous crowd watched several talented skateboarders as well as BMXers perform tricks at Gnar in the ‘Gar at the Castlegar Skate Park on Sept. 4. Finishing first in the under 14 category was Cosmo Rich of Nelson, followed by Kenton Riebalkin of Castlegar and Levi Peirson of Winlaw. In the 15 plus category, Trevor Frame of Castlegar took the crown, with Stephan Tross of Nelson and Cody Pottery of Castlegar

finishing second and third. The womens division saw Salmo’s Charlene Lee take the title. Mia Sandner of Nelson came second, while Kezia Bahlmann of Bonnington finished third. Tanner McNeil captured first place in BMX, narrowly edging out Chester Mair. The final category saw the 30 plus salty dogs take the stage to the surf punk sound of The Savages. Ignoring serious road burn, Justin Moroz of Blewitt finished first followed by Salmo’s Tom Reimer and Slocan’s Nato Goers.

Gnar in the ‘Gar co-ordinator and head judge Ty Smith goes over the scoring with several assistant judges at the Castlegar Skatepark. Kim Magi photo

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

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9:00-10:00am.........................CST or DWW 10:15-11:15pm.....................Fabulous 50+ 5:30-6:30pm....................Ultimate Kickbox

Thursday 9:00-10:00am....Step To It or Health & Recovery 6:00-7:00pm .... PM Aqua Fit or Body Blast Friday

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The Fall Leisure Guide NOW AVAILABLE On Line Registration Go to and hit the RECREATION CONNECTION BUTTON – Registration Now taking place at the Recreation Department or On Line. View our Flip Brochure on line.

PUBLIC SKATE SAT & SUN SEPT 10 & 11 2:00-4:00 REBELS VS BEAVER VALLEY EXHIBITION GAME SATURDAY SEPT 10TH GAME 7:30PM TERRY FOX RUN Sunday September 18th 8:30am registration Castlegar Community Complex Pledge forms available

Upcoming Programs FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE! (3-4 yrs) starts Sept 22nd Jazz/Ballet Combo Pro D Day – September 23 Zumbatomic


Public Swim Pool Schedule Mon/ Wed/ Fri..........10:00-12:30pm; 2:00-4:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm Tues/ Thurs.................................2:00-4:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm Sat/Sun.............................................................. 1:00-6:00pm Lap Lane, Leisure Pool Time, Early Bird contact the Recreation Office.

Check out our new Ducks Galore Swim Program Mondays & Fridays 11:00-12:00noon

starts October 3rd Ladies Cross Country Biking and Chocolate Series – starts Sept 13 Sushi Lovers – Sept 26

COLUMBIA TRAIL BIKING DAY TRIP Sept 24th Red Cross Swim Lessons – Tuesdays & Thursdays or Saturdays.


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

For more detailed information see the Le Leisure Guide at

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

(Above) Ben Demoskoff of Glade ripping it up in the 30+ category at Gnar in the ‘Gar at the Castlegar Skatepark Sunday. (Below) Castlegar’s Trevor Frame shows off the nasty moves he used in winning the 15+ category. Craig Lindsay photos

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Conditioning Camp big hit with local hockey players


REGISTRATION Sept. 15, 5-7pm Nelson Community Complex. For more info go to

Taylor Harrison (left) from Nelson and Faithe Harris of Castlegar were two of 75 hockey players at the Castlegar High Performance Hockey Condition Camp last week at the Community Complex. Craig Lindsay photo

Castlegar and area although some travelled from as far away as Spokane and Kelowna. “The camp was a huge success with a lot of positive feedback from both players and parents,” he said. “I want to personally thank the complex staff for getting the ice in on time and helping us with the small issues that arose during the week.”

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Ritchie and Darren Pottle. “This was the fourth year of the camp but the first with the new format of full days over a one week period,” said head coach and organizer Grant Pilla. “The original concept of the camp was to provide local players with a quality camp rather than the alternative of travelling at great expense.” Most players at the camp came from


The Castlegar High Performance Hockey Condition Camp was a big success giving local players a chance to learn and compete at a high level without leaving the area. The camp started on Monday, Aug. 29 and wrapped up on Friday, Sept. 2. Head coaches of the camp were Grant Pilla, Steve Junker and Darcy Martini. Dryland trainers were John

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Kadrian Klimchuk (white jersey) tries to slip the puck past goalie Nathan Pinnard as defender Michael Seminoff (black jersey) and coach Steve Junker look on. The players were part of the Castlegar High Performance Hockey Condition Camp that took place at the Rec Complex from Aug. 29 until Sept. 2. Craig Lindsay photo

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

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Sophie Horlick November 12, 1915 September 1, 2011 With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother, Sophie on September 1st, 2011. Sophie was born November 12th, 1915 to Bill and Katharine Formos in Lethbridge, Alberta. She met the love oof her life Mike and was married in 1935 in Blewett, BC. After their marriage they resided in Trail until 1957. When dad received a promotion as section foreman they moved to Castlegar. In 1980 Mom decided to move back to Trail to be among her many Ukrainian friends. She enjoyed renewing her friendships and lived in her own home until 2009. Mom loved to garden, crochet, sew, can and also watch Baseball (Blue Jays). She made bread on a weekly basis and there were always plenty of goodies. She loved making Ukrainian borscht and perogies. She was a past member of the Trail Eagles and the Senior Citizens Assn. where she enjoyed cribbage and sing-song. Sophie is survived by her children Beverley Maloff, Ron (Sharron) Horlick, Marlene Ostrom, and Elaine (Garrett) van der Meer; her grandchildren Teena Horlick (Martin), Mike (Allison) Horlick, Angela(Ken) Sweetland, Jason Olson, Josh(Amber) van der Meer, Garrett(Nicole)van der Meer, Mike(Kerry) van der Meer, and Michelle Maloff; and her great grandchildren Justin & Megan Dawley, Brittany & Dallas Horlick, Taylor, Levi and Griffin van der Meer, and Burkely van der Meer; her sister Millie Lechuck and brother George Lechuck. She was predeceased by her husband Mike (1959), son Richard (1960), daughter Charlotte (1963), son in laws Larry Maloff (1997) and Iver Ostrom (2011), and grandson Chris Vanin (2004) as well as her parents, two sisters and two brothers. Mom will always be remembered for her cheerfulness, her singing and her enthusiasm for life. The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful supportive staff at Castleview Care Centre, Dr. Vasil, and Bill Strilaeff Castlegar Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to Castleview Care Centre or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Mom’s request was to have no funeral service. A Family Grave Side Service and Interment was held Tuesday, September 6th at Park Memorial Cemetery officiated by Reverend Ann Pollock. Mom you will never be forgotten, you were the anchor of all our lives. “It’s a long way to Tipperary, and my heart’s right here. YAAAAHOOOO!”


Grunerud, Ken December 24, 1935 - August 2, 2011 Ken passed away suddenly at home, August 2nd with his wife Joanne by his side. Survived by his sons, Terry and Steven, their wives Deb and Fiona and grandchildren Danielle, Scott, Sara and step grandchildren Andrew and Matt along with one brother, Ellwood (Gerry) one niece and three nephews. Ken was born in Broderick, Sask. on December 24, 1935 and moved with his parents to Castlegar, B.C. in 1941 where he grew up, eventually moved to Vancouver, B.C. working as an aircraft mechanic for Canadian Pacific Airlines for over 39 years. He loved working for the airlines and his second love, softball, was a big part of his life for many years, being one of the top pitchers in the City. After retirement, helping friends, searching for firewood for his wood stove and telling stories to his grandchildren kept him busy. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends, along with the many squirrels and birds he fed in his neighbourhood. A Celebration of Life was held at Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, August 13th at 1:15 pm.



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Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales

CASTLEGAR 543 - 9th Ave, Sept 10th, 8 - 3

CASTLEGAR Family garage sale, Household item, children toys, & misc, 2424 - 9th Ave, Sat, Sept 10th 8 - noon

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CASTLEGAR Sat, Sept 10th 8 - noon, household items many books old & new 213 - 4th Ave

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CASTLEGAR (OOTS) Multi Family garage sale, Fri, Sept 9th, 3 - 7, Sat, Sept 10th 8 - noon 976 Bridgeview Road CASTLEGAR, Sat, Sept 10th 726 - 10th Ave N. 8 - 11 am 27

2 Brand New Moduline 14 x 70 to choose from on Location at a great price! Over $ 10,000 in optional features included! Show Home Specials ONLY $ 68,500 Delivered! 250-365-2121 (Beside the Brick on Minto, Castlegar) 1981 14x70, 12x20 Addition 3 Bdrm #12-217 Zacks Rd, Nakusp can be moved, $35,000 OBO 250-265-9930

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Buy, Rent, Sell! Shared Accommodation CASTLEGAR 2 fully furnished bedroom in large quiet home $450 incl. utility. & internet, clean quiet person who works or goes to school full time. 250-365-0067 or 250-3045057 CASTLEGAR Woodland Park Fully furnished bedroom, near bus stop, stores, Laundry N/S, Pets nego, $550/mth incl utilities Purchase own food, Ideal for students, Call Liz 250-513-1111

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, New 1 bdrm basement suite, Partly furnished suitable for 1 student N/P, N/S 250-365-7270


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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .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. 250-3950599. (Please see

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DT Castlegar: 1 bdrm Apartment newer Reno’s, Air Cond, N/S, $500/mth plus util, 365-5161

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CASTLEGAR Prime Building for Lease Downtown 401A -13th Ave, 1400 sq ft Lots of Parking, Affordable Rent, Contact 365-1032 or 304-9010

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


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

26’ Corsair 5th Wheel, Set up at Arrow Lakes Trailer Park, $5,000 OBO, 250-365-6639

Homes for Rent

Scrap Car Removal

AVAILABLE immediately! 2 bedroom South Castlegar home on large private lot FSWD Close to bus and school. $850.00 per month.250-365-2794 after 5:00

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

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 3 Bdrm Home close to Tim Horton’s F/S, DW, W/D, Avail Oct 08th, $900/mth + Utilities, N/S, N/P, ref reqd, 250-362-5468

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2 bedroom 900 sq ft. F/S, dishwasher, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard, one parking stall per apartment. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S N/P 365-5070, avail Oct 1st, leave message

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09.08.11 Castlegar News  

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