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Bones brought to police turn out not to be human KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

After a pair of citizens showed up at the Castlegar RCMP detachment over the weekend with what they thought were human remains, police are reminding the public to call first if they stumble upon suspicious items and to leave potential crime scenes undisturbed.

On Saturday night, two people were out for a walk in a rural area of Castlegar when they found “badly decomposed remains of what they belived were of human origin,� Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff said. The pair then packed up the bones and rotting flesh and brought the whole package to the RCMP station on Columbia Avenue, where they turned it over to police.

The remains turned out to be those of of a juvenile bear, not a human being. Police were nevertheless concerned. “The RCMP would like to stress to the general public, should you come across any suspicious items, such as the remains in this case, do not disturb anything and contact the police to attend to your loca-

tion,� Postnikoff said. “By moving the items yourself, you could be potentially destroying and/or contaminating a crime scene, and subjecting yourself to various health concerns associated to the handling of items, such as carcasses.� “The stench left inside the detachment,� Postnikoff added, “was unpleasant, to say the least.�


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Mac Gregory named Citizen of the Year

KIM MAGI

Castlegar News Reporter

Long-time residents of Castlegar have likely been connected to 2010 Citizen of the Year Mac Gregory in one way or another. The retired schoolteacher, who received the award last night at St. Rita’s Parish Hall, is an active contributor to the community. He currently sits on School District 20’s Board of Education, is chair of Zone 6 for the BC Seniors Games and is chair of the Kootenay Columbia Educational Heritage Society, just to name a few of his involvements. “People say, ‘oh you’re retired you must have lots of time now,’” Gregory said, but this definitely isn’t the case. Gregory also served as a fireman and first responder with the Castlegar Fire Department for 25 years. “I still work for the Volunteer Firefighters Association of B.C.,” he said, where he serves as executive director. Within city limits, he regularly volunteers at Castle Wood Village (his wife, Kathy, said he always goes to dance with the ladies), serves as president of the Castlegar and District Seniors Association, and looks after three sections of road as a part of the Adopt a Road program. “He’s the best husband and father and grandfather,” his wife Kathy said. Together the couple has five kids and “too many grandchildren to count,” she added. The Gregorys moved to Castlegar in 1968. “I taught one year in Nakusp and we

had the same superintendent so I was transferred,” he said. “I came down to teach Grade 5 but I’ve taught everything from Grade 3 to Grade 8.” Although he has happy memories of teaching, being an educator in a small city can be bittersweet. “Every school I’ve taught in is no longer there,” he said. Between teaching and firefighting, Gregory said the choice was easy when a decision had to be made. “I didn’t respond (to emergency calls) when I was teaching,” he said. “My first responsibility was to the kids.” Gregory said the work he does is simply his duty to Castlegar. “If you’re going to be in a community, rather than complain about how things are, you get out there and contribute,” he said. Bob Saari of the Knights of Columbus (which sponsors the annual Citizen of the Year Award) said Gregory has been nominated the last three years, but last year he really stood out for the committee. “The credentials that came forward for 2010 really surprised all of us,” he said. “He just kept going.” Saari added that this year featured a great cross-section of nominations. “Mac Gregory certainly did get the majority of nominations from groups and individuals,” he said. “[He], in particular, has contributed in the community of Castlegar for years and years and years.” Once the nominations are narrowed down, the committee gets input from the community, such as business owners and

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Mac Gregory has been named Castlegar’s Citizen of the Year for 2010.

city council. “There wasn’t a negative response from anybody that was polled,” Saari said. Gregory said he’s looking forward to sharing the award with friends and family. “It’s a great honour to be compared to all those that have won it in the past,” he said. “There are a lot of people that have contributed to the building of this city that have won citizen of the year.” He said he doesn’t volunteer expecting to be rewarded, “but it’s nice when it happens.” Gregory said he owes a lot of what he’s

been able to accomplish in the community to his wife. “You can’t get through this kind of volunteering without her, and she’s usually right there with me,” he said. “When I first started volunteering I said, ‘you don’t mind if I go out for an hour a week?’ And that just kind of multiplied.” Gregory said the citizen of the year program is a great initiative to encourage others to get out in their communities, but he won’t slow down because of the award. “We’re going to keep doing what we do,” he said.

News in brief: this week at Castlegar City Council

CITY WANTS TO STOP SEEING ELECTRONICS END UP IN LANDFILL

City council is planning on putting a little more pressure on Encorp Pacific to get an “End-of-Life Electronics” program in the city. “We’ve had ongoing discussions,” Coun. Kevin Chernoff said. “We’ve been told that things were going to change and they haven’t changed.” Currently, the program is available in Nelson and Trail. “Right now [Castlegar’s electronics are] going to the landfill,” Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said. In a letter to the mayor dated May 19, Neil Hastie, president and CEO of Encorp Pacific wrote the “team has struggled with the challenges of a small business ownership in the current downturn of the economy.” “They’re just not paying somebody enough to do it,” Kevin said. “For somebody to take that on they have to be generating enough funds to pay for rent and heat.” “We have approached a variety of businesses in the vicinity of the Castlegar core to no avail,” Hastie continued.

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member of Nelson city council, one member nominated by the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce and two representatives from the airport users nominated by Castlegar city council.

NELSON ACCEPTS AIRPORT INVITE Nelson’s city council has accepted the invitation to sit on the West Kootenay Regional Airport Committee. Mayor John Dooley will sit on the committee, with Coun. Robin Cherbo as the alternate member. Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he’s pleased that Nelson is on board. “It’s the external that we’re looking for,” he said. “It’s a good cross-section of people.” The purpose of the committee will be to discuss how to improve the airport. Chernoff anticipates the first meeting will be in July. When completely struck, the committee will be made up of Chernoff (who will also serve as chair), one city councillor, one member of the community-at-large appointed by the city, one member nominated by the RDCK, one

DOZENS OFFER INPUT ON CITY PLAN

Castlegar’s Official Community Plan (OCP) open house last week drew residents with all sorts of concerns and ideas, Coun. Kevin Chernoff said. “We had somewhere around 40 to 50 people come,” he said. The main issues brought up, he said, were the maintenance and promotion of bike trails and the hopes that council reconsider their ban on backyard chickens. “All that stuff gets rolled into the OCP,” he said. With public consultation taken into account, city council is hoping to have the first couple readings by the end of July.

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Twenty-six new sculptures installed downtown SculptureWalk 2011 officially underway with Saturday’s arrival of new works of art

LEFT: ‘The Plunge’ is installed on 13th Avenue. RIGHT: Last year’s sculpture ‘Warm Welcome Home’ is removed from behind city hall to make room for a new piece, ‘Nokhom Maskwa’, pictured above. BELOW: ‘Jack’s Story Time’ (foreground) and ‘Going for the Goal’ are transported in the back of a pickup truck. BELOW RIGHT AND LEFT: A welder works to install ‘High and Dry’ on its pedestal. BOTTOM: SculptureWalk Society president Pat Field speaks to sponsors, supporters and artists on Saturday night at the Kootenay Gallery.

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facebook.com/castlegarnews A map of the sculpture locations and descriptions of each piece can be found on page 12. There you’ll also find a ballot you can use to vote for your favourite sculpture.

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Guitarist eyes Guinness World Record

KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

Castlegar resident Yanive Feiner will be taking his guitar jam session to new lengths at the beginning of July when he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for longest marathon playing guitar. Feiner, who owns Supercat Studios, began researching possible world record attempts to help raise funds for the Nelson Animal Hospital and Second Chance Animal Shelter. “My dog got sick and I took him to the Nelson Animal Hospital,” he said. “I was so impressed with the doctors and staff there.” The current record for longest marathon playing guitar is held by Guillermo Terraza of Argentina, set last year at 100 hours. “He said he’s never going for it again,” Feiner said. “He’s done it three times (resetting the record each time it was broken by someone else).” Feiner decided this would be the record he would attempt to break, and emailed Guinness to see if he could

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Castlegar resident Yanive Feiner will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for 'longest marathon playing guitar' this summer by playing for more than 100 hours.

be approved to give it a try. He was, but the attempt comes with a lengthy list of rules and regulations. During the entire attempt, Feiner must play recognizable tunes and the play must be continuous (pauses can’t last any longer than 30 seconds between songs). No other instruments can be used. Each song has to be at least two minutes long and no song can be repeated within four hours. No improvisation is allowed.

Feiner can take a fiveminute break for every hour of play, and is able to bank the breaks if he wants to. “That’s going to be my strategy,” he said. “What I want to do is play eight hours and have 40 minutes (off ).” The attempt must be filmed and be recorded in a log book with two witnesses watching at all times. “I need at least 30 volunteers,” he said. Pledges will be accepted

for each hour of play and he’ll take song requests as well. Although the official date hasn’t been set, Feiner is hoping for the first week of July. He has potential locations in mind, but a precise spot hasn’t been nailed down yet. However, he’s already started preparing. “I’m going to start depriving myself of sleep,” he said. “I already play for eight to 12 hours a day but it’s broken up nicely.” His plan is to come up with a four-hour set and repeat it over and over until the record is broken. He doesn’t have a specific number of hours in mind, as long as he makes it past 100. People can drop off pledges at the Second Chance Animal Shelter or donate through Feiner’s PayPal account at supercatstudios@ gmail.com. Donations will be accepted at the event as well. Feiner said the attempt is also a way to bring positive attention to the Kootenays. “We’ll put Castlegar on the map.”

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PUBLIC NOTICE Disposition of Land pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter. The City of Castlegar is intending to dispose of land legally described as “A portion of Lot 1 District Lot 4598 Kootenay District Plan EPP10768 (approximately 2,650m² lying adjacent to Lot 1 District Lot 4598 Kootenay District Plan NEP86529)” to Berezan Management (Castlegar) Ltd. The transaction will be a transfer in fee simple. The subject property will be consolidated with “Lot 1 District Lot 4598 Kootenay District Plan NEP86529”.

KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

Volunteers with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP) are saying Castlegar’s first pet adoption clinic on Saturday was the best one in their history in the region. Nine kittens and a puppy were adopted at Total Pet during the afternoon, which organizer Laurel Mathew said is fantastic. Unfortunately, the puppy’s adoption fell through so he’s back on the market, but Mathew doesn’t think he’ll last long. KAAP has held adoption clinics before in Nelson, but this was the first one held in Castlegar. Total Pet came on board with the organization and has stopped selling kittens and puppies. Instead, they will promote KAAP and provide starter kits for anyone that adopts through them. Animals are still available for adoption, including the two mama cats of the adopted kittens. To see animals for adoption, visit their website at homesforanimals.com. KAAP is planning their next Castlegar clinic, too.

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Nine kittens found homes at the ‘adoption clinic’ in Castlegar on Saturday. Another is now planned, likely in late June.

“We’re thinking towards the end of June because there will probably be more kittens by then and we have some puppies coming from Calgary,” Mathew said, adding the puppies aren’t ready for adoption yet but by that time they’ll be good to go.

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More than just art It was a delight to watch the new batch of sculptures being installed at locations throughout downtown Castlegar on Saturday morning, as it was to hear SculptureWalk Society president Pat Field speak later that evening about the broader implications of this still nascent but rapidly growing initiative. The sculptures themselves seem more diverse this year, with some classic bronze works along with a variety of, shall we say, more modern pieces. The enormous, 12,000-lb. ‘Nokhom Maskwa’ installed behind city hall is particularly beautiful, in our view, but it isn’t one of the 25 sculptures in the running for the People’s Choice Award. (Which, we suppose, makes sense, given its $60,000 price tag and the fact that the city will ultimately purchase the sculpture which receives the most votes from the public.) Like them all or not, the sculptures will certainly generate a lot of interest in downtown Castlegar both locally and beyond our municipal borders. And, according to Field, that’s exactly what they’re designed to do. Aside from their intrinsic esthetic value, Field explained during a SculptureWalk gala event on Saturday evening that the sculptures also serve a broader economic and social purpose. “We are really interested in using culture as a tool to do downtown revitalization, to tap into regional economic development and cultural tourism,” he said. These are challenges that smaller communities across Canada have been wrestling with for years, and while public displays of art alone won’t crack this nut in Castlegar, SculptureWalk has already begun to generate that all-too-elusive “buzz” factor within the city, the region and even beyond. Castlegar as a whole now needs to take advantage of that buzz to open up new economic, social and cultural opportunities. Through collaboration internally and with our neighbouring communities, this could translate into a wide range of benefits for us all. We want to hear from you.

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Some apocalyptic perspective Well, the world didn’t end. The rapture didn’t happen and my life is plodding along peacefully, as usual. That can’t be said for everyone. As most of you likely know, there were thousands and thousands of good people who, believing the doomsdayers and soothsayers, sold everything they had in order to travel the country in their rolling doomsday billboard RVs screaming that the sky was falling. The news was full of it and one couldn’t turn sideways without bumping into it. These Chicken Lickens of zealot Henry Camping and his God weren’t malicious in their actions, nor, for the most part were they ultra-preachy. They simply wanted to help others ascend to the pearly gates of heaven when the proper time came. Instead, those believers lost everything they once held dear by believing in Camping, a religious crackpot who is not new to doom and gloom predictions. In fact, Camping also predicted a cataclysmic ending and rapture for May 21, 1988 and Sept. 7, 1994. As you can see, simply because the sun is shining and you’re still breathing, neither of those end-of-the-world Theresa Hodge Office Manager

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predictions happened either. I do believe Camping did serve somewhat of a good purpose in that I, for one, did pause and take stock of my life. Although I knew the world would still be turning come May 22, there was that “what if ” factor which nonetheless rolled around in the deep recesses of my mind. What if I had unintentionally been unkind to someone? Maybe now was the time to right that wrong. What if I hadn’t fully let those who I love know how very much I love them? Maybe now was the time to learn the lesson that saying I love you frequently is a good thing. What if the world ended and I never got to say all it is that one needs to say before their final day? Or, conversely, maybe now was the time to unleash my sharp tongue and finally say all that I had held back in order to keep peace. Camping also helped put some things into perspective. I mean really, in the scope of all things, and should the world end tomorrow, what does it matter if your house is perfectly cleaned if it comes at the expense of those you love, or at the expense of yourself?

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So what if you don’t have the $200 purse or $300 sunglasses? What do those things matter if you aren’t surrounded by those you love and if you aren’t genuinely down-to-the-tips-ofyour-toes happy? Sadly, many people fail to realize exactly what they have until it is gone. By then it is too late and the golden opportunity has grown stale. Unfortunately, we don’t need a Henry Camping to put those things into motion. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy in those matters. I think that all too often we get caught up in the everyday minutiae of life and we fail to see, or appreciate, that beautiful sunset or sunrise. That sometimes we are so focused on everyday details that we let the warm wind of happiness blow on by. I understand. We are all so very busy just trying to make a living. Life’s like that nowadays. Many hold two or three jobs just to support their family. I’m glad I’m not in that position. So, today, I resolve to truly consider what’s the wheat in my life and what’s the chaff. They say it’s as simple as pouring the wheat into your hand and gently blowing away the chaff. If only it was that easy in real life.

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Less spending on watering and mowing means more money for infrastructure

Re: The Castlegar News editorial ‘Practical conservation’ (May 26): Wasting taxpayer dollars has always been my main complaint to the city. The constant overwatering of grass at Twin Rivers Park last year required the park to be mowed two to three times a week. I would prefer city equipment operators to be engaged in infrastructure improvements and road repairs rather than mowing the law. A little irrigation management, like moisture sensors, goes a long way to save money. These fields should have been made with lower maintenance costs in mind or never built in the first place. Standing water on the fields is simply unac-

ceptable, but I agree water conservation in our region is an overblown issue. Perhaps if the city was not forcing a water meter upon me (as a resident), thus making my backyard fruit and vegetable garden less economically viable, then I would be less interested in their water consumption practices. Water, fertilize, mow, repeat. That should have been the city’s tag line. No wonder so many residents try to keep their lawns so perfect — they are just trying to keep up with the city’s example. Steve Sanders Castlegar

Theft disappoints mother and son

I am writing as a very angered mother of a special needs son. We were camping this past long weekend and I had taken my son’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) for him to play and for him to just go mellow out when he needed. On our return from camping the bag containing his PSP was missing along with his five games and all the cables that he had in there. He got this gift from his grandmother to hopefully help him gain more function with his hands and hand-eye cordination. When I got home I searched everywhere, but could not find it. It then dawned on me

that when we were packing up our tent trailer it wasn’t even there and was nowhere to be found. I think this is the lowest of lows anyone can do — stealing from a special needs boy. If anyone happens to find this stuff please return it. These are very costly items, so please return them to the Castlegar News. It would make a special needs boy very happy, and until he gets these back he will not be able to play! Angela Voykin Castlegar

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June JUNE: BLUEBERRY CREEK PLAY TO LEARN PRESCHOOL IS CURRENTLY TAKING REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2011. Please

phone 250-365-7201 for available days and times. JUNE: BLUEBERRY PATCH AFTERSCHOOL CARE IS NOW TAKING REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAM. Open

all summer from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and offering games, crafts, field trips, swimming, hiking and adventure all in a safe nurturing environment. Specific themed week schedules will be available soon. JUNE: SR. ACTIVITIES @ COMPLEX. Mon: 9:30 a.m. Floor

Curling, 10 a.m. Darts, 1 p.m. Whist. Tues: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling & Carpet bowling, 1 p.m. Crafts, 7 p.m. Pool. Wed: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. Bingo (1st week), 7 p.m. Rummoli, June 18 10 a.m. Raspberry Reunion. Thurs: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. Bingo (not 1st Thurs.), 2 p.m. June 2, Srs. General Meeting. Fri: 1 p.m. Crib & Bridge, June 8 11:30 a.m., Tea Honoring “80 yrs.” Seniors, June 25 5:30 p.m. Dinner & Dance Wind-Up. JUNE 3-5: DON’T MISS THE 21ST ANNUAL WEST KOOTENAY CAMERA CLUB PHOTO SHOW! At the

Kootenay Gallery, Friday, June 3: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Opening Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, June 4 &,5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 300 photos judged & displayed and digital frame slide shows by WK Camera Club members. Discover the

Tell us about your upcoming event, email: newsroom@castlegarnews.com

talent of our local photographers. See you there!

castlegargardenclub@shaw. ca.

JUNE 3-4: FRIENDS OF THE CASTLEGAR LIBRARY ANNUAL SUNFEST BOOKSALE BLOWOUT!

JUNE 11: CHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011. The

Friday June 3 -10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday June 4 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 3 - 4:30 p.m. Book Blowout $5 per bag of books. Hurray Great Selection! Proceeds to the Children’s library renovation. JUNE 4: SHOREACRES CEMETARY SPRING CLEAN-UP. 9 a.m. Pot-

luck to follow at Shoreacres Hall. JUNE 5: LIONS FAMILY DAY. Pass Creek Park 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Kids parade line-up at 10:30 a.m. to walk, bike, or in your stroller. Bring your favourite friend to CECAC’s Teddy Bear picnic. Bubbles, games, frog jumping, paper airplanes, lots of fun, plenty of prizes, FREE family event. JUNE 6: MUNICIPAL PENSION RECIPIENTS: MUNICIPAL PENSION RETIREES ASSN MEETING. 10

a.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Castlegar. Speaker from Johnson Insurance. Topic: Travel/ Medical Insurance. Lunch $10. Call 250-365-6486 by May 31 if attending. JUNE 7: FREE WORKSHOP - YOUR VOICE & PUBLIC POLICY – HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR STRUCTURAL/ SYSTEMIC CHANGE. Fireside

Inn, Castlegar – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register with Colleen @ 250-352-6786. A community learning opportunity arranged by Castlegar Social Planning Society. JUNE 7 AT 7 P.M. CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING. June – September meet-

ings are held in the gardens of Garden Club members. Share your love of gardening with other garden enthusiasts over a potluck of appetizers and expand your gardening horizons. New members are always welcome. Information: Dorothy: 250-304-2885 or

Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Chamber Business Excellence Awards & Gala June 11, 2011 at the Fireside Inn. Tickets are $45 and are available at the Chamber office. 250-3656313 or tourism@castlegar. com for more information. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment, dinner, awards, live auction and dance. Seating is limited. Don’t miss this fun event! JUNE 14: CASTLEGAR FRIENDS OF PARKS AND TRAILS. General

Meeting, 7 p.m., Castlegar Recreation Complex. Guest presentation: Shannon Marshall, City Planner, Twin Rivers Park master plan. Everyone welcome. JUNE 18: TWIN RIVERS CHORALE SOCIETY WILL BE HAVING A YARD AND BAKE SALE.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1068 Columbia Rd. in Ootischenia (across from West Arm Trucking). We have a large selection of items from plants to household goods and fine collectibles to a children’s table. Come and support your Castlegar community choir. For info call Helga Skibinski at 250-365-6057. JUNE 26: 10TH ANNIVERSARY CASTLEGAR & AREA GARDEN TOUR. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A soar-

ing celebration... atmospheric and enthralling, an authentic adventure into the far reaches of the gardening world. Sure to be a pleasure from start to finish. Join us and be swept away into the wonderfully original and richly imaginative gardens. Images and inspirations will linger for days. Enjoy ten gardens in the Castlegar Area. Brochures availably locally or by email. Information: Phone: Jean Rainbow – 250-365-6276 or Contact: castlegargardenclub@shaw.ca.

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welcome. Information: Dorothy: 250-304-2885 or castlegargardenclub@shaw.ca.

JULY 16: KOOTENAY FESTIVALLET’S CELEBRATE! A multi-facet-

ONGOING: SELKIRK WEAVERS’ AND SPINNERS’ GUILD GIFT SHOP DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISPLAYS OF HANDWOVEN WORK. Open

ed event encouraging the recognition and appreciation of our community diversity through entertainment, cuisine and interactive educational activities, displays and performance. The festival will provide our outstanding opportunity to experience and celebrate the heritage, culture, ethnicity and artistic expression that enrich the Kootenay region and makes us proud to call it our home. Come join us on July 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. admission is $2. The festival grounds are adjacent to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre and the Kootenay Gallery! Bring a blanket or a chair and spend the day with us. If you are interested in being a vendor or interested in volunteering for this exciting event, contact Audrey at 250 365-3386 ext 4105 or email apolovnikoff@rdck.bc.ca. www.kootenayfestival.com. JULY 29 - 31: GLADE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. Come enjoy

a family orientated weekend of activities and history celebrating the original Doukhobor settlement of Glade. The festivities will be enhanced with entertainment, traditional food, choir music, historical displays and multimedia presentation, contemporary muscians, historical walking tour & hayride, Moleniye, games for all ages, & vendors. See our website for more information: https://sites. google.com/site/twooldkoots/

Ongoing ONGOING: CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB. Meets the first Tuesday of

the month 7 p.m. June – September meetings are held in the gardens of Garden Club members. Share your love of gardening with other garden enthusiasts over a potluck of appetizers and cast a new light on gardening. New members are always

10 - 4 p.m. June, Saturdays and Sundays. July - mid September, Wednesday to Sunday. Located within the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Admission free to our shop. For additional information please email selkirkweavers@gmail.com or phone 250-365-8026.

ONGOING: REGISTRATION FOR CASTLEGAR MINOR HOCKEY 2011/2012 SEASON. Important! If

you register prior to July 1 you will receive a $50 discount! We allow postdated cheques for the season... please see details on the registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact registrarcmha@gmail.com or 250-365-5914. Keep an eye out on the CMHA website for info on a “high performance camp” being offered locally this summer! Info will be posted soon! castlegarminorhockey.com.

ONGOING: THE TRAIL MAPLE LEAF BAND IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED BRASS, WOODWIND AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS. If you

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

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: ALL ABOUT BREASTFEEDING - SUPPORT GROUP FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS. 1:30 -3

p.m. at Kootenay Family Place on Tuesdays.

ONGOING: FAMILY ENRICHMENT (CAPC). Parent Education , Re-

sources & Sharing, Wednesdays, 9:30-noon at Kootenay Family Place.

ONGOING: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL ) FAMILY DROP-IN. At Kootenay Family

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All in the Family City Furniture has always been a family-run business, from its first store in Prince George to its 22nd location in Castlegar, which just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday. Pictured here, from left to right in the back row: Das Kandola, Jas Natt, Ray Kandola, Sid Kadola, Dave Kandola and Majit Natt. Sitting in the front are Sharen Pereversoff (left) and Nav Natt. Robson Fletcher photo

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Castlegar Connection Local financial planner Debbie Pereversoff (left) of The Affolter Financial Group recently returned from a convention in Las Vegas where many of Canada’s top portfolio fund managers were present – including former Castlegar resident David Picton (right.) Picton is now president of Picton Mahoney Asset Management in Toronto. In 2004, Picton and his business partner,Mike Mahoney formed their own portfolio management boutique and now in excess of $6 billion in assets for investors. Submitted photo

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Join our Team! Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are hosting the BC Senior Games, August 16-22, and we need your help!

NOTICE OF PROJECTS

PARK RESERVOIR Site development for the Park Reservoir by Maglio Investments Ltd. commences during the week of May 24, 2011 and will continue for approximately 5 weeks. There may be an increase in traffic and some minor disruptions to the traffic flow on 12th Avenue and 24th Street. ROADWORKS AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM ON 3RD AVENUE AND 34TH STREET V-Line Construction Ltd. begins construction during the week of May 24, 2011 for the road works and drainage system in the area of 3rd Avenue and 34th Street and will continue for approximately 6 weeks. There may be some minor traffic disruptions and un-planned water service interruptions during this time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above projects, please contact the City of Castlegar at (250) 365-5979 or (250) 365-7227. Thank you for your co-operation and patience during this time. City of Castlegar Civic Works Department

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To All Residents of the City of Castlegar The City of Castlegar’s main water supply will be down from 12:01 am (00:01 hours midnight) Thursday, June 9, 2011 until 6 am (0600 hours) Thursday, June 9, 2011 during Zellstoff Celgar’s annual shut down. Water supply for domestic use will NOT be affected. However we ask all citizens to limit water consumption to essential use only during this time. You may experience some loss of water pressure and discoloration during and after this work. If discoloration persists after running the water tap for 15 minutes, please call (250) 365-5979. City of Castlegar Civic Works Department

1. Hosts for Castlegar and Trail 2. Medical First Aid (re-certi¿cation is available) 3. Drivers for all cities 4. Security for all areas 5. Sports: Swimming, Track and Field, Horseshoes, Crib, Dragon Boat 6. Registration Tables 7. Phone calling

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on stage at Sunfest thing different and provide the entertainment for two days.â&#x20AC;? Starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Mountain FMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s afternoon host Kier White will be live on location with his show until 6 p.m., with performances by Stasia, Dereck and the logger sports show from 5 to 6. Roy Has Fire plays from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by another logger sports show. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment starts at 11 a.m. with Supercat Studios, followed by Speak of the Unknown, Reece Zibin, Mariah Morris, Christina Amelio, Garth Laurie and Monsters, with breaks for log-

KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

At Sunfest this weekend, the sweet sounds of local talent will fill your ears while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking in the festivities. On Friday and Saturday, the Mountain FM Pharmasave Summer Concert Series will see singers and musicians from all over the West Kootenay take the stage to showcase their talents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sponsor Sunfest every year,â&#x20AC;? Drex, program director at Mountain FM, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually we do a talent quest but this year we decided to do some-

ger sports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our radio station has always been at the forefront for bringing local bands and talent to the area,â&#x20AC;? Drex said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did an open casting call and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working on this for a few months.â&#x20AC;? Although the entertainment is free, Drex said there will be an area for people to donate loonies and toonies, all of which will go to Habitat for Humanity. The stage will be located in Kinsmen Park. For more information, search â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mountain FM Pharmasave Summer Concert Seriesâ&#x20AC;? on Facebook.

Camera clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Photo Show to take place at Kootenay Gallery during Sunfest

The West Kootenay Camera Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21st Annual Photo Show begins this week in Castlegar. The Photo Show is an annual juried event of photographic art for both members and nonmembers. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition for entries to the show ended April 29 and 335 entries were received from members and non-members. The four invited certified judges were: Tony and Kathleen Roche from Spokane, Wash., Neil le Noble from Richmond and Larry Doell from Rossland. They met in Castlegar on May 14 to adjudicate the photographs. Ribbons were awarded to First, Second, Third and Honourable Mention in each of the categories: Nature, Human Interest, Photojournalism, Creative Images, Flowers, Open, Portraits, Architecture and Old. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photo Show will take place in Castlegar and

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Proceeds to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library renovation.

THE FISH & WILDLIFE COMPENSATION (FWCP) seeks proposals from qualified consultants to develop two detailed habitat restoration prescriptions on conservation properties in the West Kootenay. To receive a complete proposal package email the FWCP: beth.woodbridge@bchydro.com Proposal deadline: June 17, 2011. The FWCP works on behalf of its program partners BC Hydro, the Province of B.C. and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. To learn more visit www.fwcp.ca Jim Lawrence photo

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Eagle, the Raven and the Ribcageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is just one example of the many amazing photographs that have been submitted to the West Kootenay Camera Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photo Show in the past.

Trail. The Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar is the venue for the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-day event, June 3-5, held during the Sunfest weekend each year. The show opens Friday morning and runs

from 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 p.m. with the official â&#x20AC;&#x153;openingâ&#x20AC;? Friday evening, 6-8 p.m. It is open again June 4-5, 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. / Submitted by West Kootenay Camera Club

Castlegar News Carrier of the Month

Olga Mehrer Olga Mehrer Olga received a gift certiďŹ cate to the Castlegar Rec Centre.

FINANCE YOUR FUTURE Thinking about going back to school but need some help financially? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re active in your community, you may qualify for a College Community Service Award. Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is offering $2,000 for up to 22 Basin residents planning on attending college after a hiatus of at least one year from high school. Planned study must be full-time in a recognized undergraduate program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at College of the Rockies, Selkirk College or the Valemount Campus of College of New Caledonia. Full award eligibility criteria, the application form and guidelines can be found at www.cbt.org/ccsa.

Olga has delivered for 5 years, rain or shine. She likes to deliver to provide service to people and exercise. It is her way to get out and about, and bump into her friends at Stellar Place.

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Friends of the Castlegar Library Annual Sunfest Booksale Blowout!

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Sculpturewalk is an exciting exhibit of sculptures displayed all year throughout downtown Castlegar. The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit for one year. The public is invited to vote for their favorite sculpture from June 7th through September 24th. The sculpture receiving the most votes is honoured with the “People’s Choice Award”. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be purchased by the City to become part of its permanent collection.

Special thanks Castlegar Sculpturewalk would like to thank the following organizations and companies that have provided special support for the project.

Bronze Sponsors

Awards will also include “People’s Choice” first and second runners up; the overall juried “Best of Show” and first and second runner up.

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Address Postcode/Zip Signature Must provide name, address and signature to be valid. One ballot per person. No copies accepted

To receive regular information on Sculpturewalk and Sculpturewalk events fill in your email address here.

All sculptures are for sale and lease to the public. Individuals and businesses interested in purchasing or leasing one or more of the sculptures, may contact Sculpturewalk at 250-365-0425

Marble Sponsors

KABATOFF Sand & Gravel

Midwest Mechanical

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Media Partners

Don’t miss Castlegar Art Walk from June 27 to September 11. Brochures and walking maps available from the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and gallery venues.

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10. Seeing in the Dark

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$8,900 Martin Eichinger

$6,900 Robert Tencate

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$12,000 Cameron Douglas

$10,000 Serge Mozhnevsky

$14,500 Deb Zeller

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12. Raven

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$15,000 Jennifer Corio & David Frei

$10,000 Daniel Kloc

$7,500 Osamede Obazee

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13. Going for the Goal

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$26,000 Susan J Geissler

$16,000 Dee Clements

$6,800 Rabi’a

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$15,000 Peter Vogelaar

$7,500 Dee Clements

$5,000 Shohini Ghosh

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$10,500 Pokey Park

$21,000 Tamara Schweigert

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$8,800 Denis Kleine

$15,000 Kyle Fokken

$14,000 John McKinnon

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A year to remember...

A special, eight-page pull-out section from the Kim Magi photo

1721 Columbia Ave 250.365.7771

Jordan Hearne

Brittany Horlick

Melanie Wasilenkoff

Samantha Rigby

Shannon Marken

Cassie MacDonald

Sydni Thor-Larsen

Stephanie Townsend

Jennifer Gray

Gessy Saunders

The future is in your hands!

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Congratulations Grads!

Taylor Harrison

Katrina MacIntyre

Wishing you all much success & happiness!

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Congratulations Valedictory Address 2011 Graduates! A bittersweet sense as the seconds tick away to Graduation is a time to celebrate your achievements, prepare for a future of opportunities and embrace a world of infinite possibilities.

Congratulations to the Class of 2011

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. To help make those dreams come true, Columbia Power is pleased to provide a $500 bursary to a graduating student in each of the 19 secondary schools in the Columbia Basin.

Today’s graduates are the leaders of tomorrow. clean, green

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‘Friday ... last block before the rest of our lives’

FRASER MACKINNON SHSS Class of 2011 Valedictorian

Wow, it’s hard to believe that after so many years have gone by … people still start valedictorian speeches with this line. Personally, I wanted to start this speech out with a quote, but as our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald once said, “The problem with finding quotes on the Internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine.” In all seriousness though, I would like to welcome everyone that is sitting here today; parents, teachers, family, friends and especially my crew in blue up front whom I represent: the students. I literally wouldn’t be standing here if it weren’t for all of you. Back in the fall of ’98, this mass of students seated before of me, although only five years old at the time, was faced with some exciting news: school was starting. Gone would be the days of frolicking in the mud and spending entire days in the nude, sometimes consecutively I might add, but in return we would be rewarded with new friends, fantastic experiences, and the coveted status of being a “big kid.” Yet as we stood at the end of our driveways on the first day of school, outfitted in the latest hot wheels and/or Barbie patterned fashions of the time, with our backpacks fully loaded with half our body weight in fuzzy pencils, crayons, coloured erasers and enough duotangs and dividers to get us all well past the fifth grade, we were completely oblivious to what lay ahead of us. Elementary school taught us many things: reading, writing, basic math and about 10 to 20 different versions of tag. It’s hard to say where the most important lessons were learned, in the classroom or on the playground. In class we learned addition, subtraction, spelling, punctuation; all sorts of things that we were told by our teachers that we would always need later in life. And yes, they were right; they have proved to be quite useful. After all, we are about to graduate. But there was much more gained by us students than what was preached by our teachers. Outside of class is where our life lessons were learnt. Being around our peers every day is what made us begin to succeed. With this group of kids right here is where we learnt how to live. It’s where we built friendships that we still have today and its where we found “love” that was gone and out of our minds by the end of the week. Our toys, our music, our fascinations; these were all brought to us by the kids we grew up with. Without going to school, it would have been impossible for us to be the people that we’ve turned out to be, or anything near that. We have created each other and ourselves, in turn creating what is known as “our generation.” And as terribly cliché and maybe as scary as it sounds, our generation is the future. Now in the spring of 2011, the same group of kids I mentioned earlier, just fast forwarded 13 years, sits before me awaiting another long anticipated milestone in our lives on which we arrive today: graduation. We’ve spent the last five years here at Stanley Humphries essentially waiting for them to finally come to an end.

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From the first time we were thrust into the cross halls in grade eight, through the general boredom of grade nine, to the way over-hyped (and “hardest”) Grade 10, during every single chapter of The Catcher in the Rye in Grade 11, and right up to our final sunny days here in Grade 12 we have been wishing for it all to be over. Well you guys, it finally is. And, contrary to popular belief, things aren’t going to get any easier. Where else are you going to go where you’re forced to hang out with your best friends all day? Where else can you bring a pack of dunkaroos, some lunchables, and a kool-aid jammer to wash it all down and still be the envy of everyone at the lunch table? And name one other place in the entire world where you can run down the halls, screaming at the top of your lungs: “IT’S FRIDAY LAST BLOCK BEFORE SPRING BREAK!” without getting arrested. Last I checked, nowhere. Sadly though, it is time to move on. We’re coming up on ‘Friday last block before the rest of our lives’ and the seconds are ticking down until the bell rings. We must say goodbye to our tactfully painted hallways and our crammed lockers that we have all come to know and love, and welcome what the next steps we take have to offer us, whatever or wherever they may be. As soon as our report cards are handed to us on the last day of school we will be let loose on our unsuspecting world, armed only with a diploma and a couple life lessons handed down from Mr. McKay. Other than that we will be walking blind into our futures, fending for ourselves and learning from the mistakes that we will all make as we go along. If we ask ourselves what we plan to do with our lives, can anyone fairly say that they’ve got it all figured out? I know I can’t, and I’m glad of that. Sure, the majority of us have some sort of plan laid down with what we want to do and where we want to go, but its only once you’ve actually completed something that you know for sure you’ll achieve it. Everything around us keeps changing at such a rapid pace; it’s impossible to know how anything will turn out. The best thing we can do is to point ourselves in the direction we want to go and in the words of Dean Murdoch “Just give’r”. It won’t be easy that’s for sure, but I do know that we can do it. I know that we can do it because amid all the craziness around us, there are certain things that we can always count on: each other. Growing up as small town boys and girls would have seemed like we were living in a lonely world if it weren’t for our friends that have been with us every step of the way. And as we journey on into futures like shadows searching in the night, I can’t tell you which of us will win; who, sadly, will lose; and who will be the unfortunate few who were just born to sing the blues. But I can tell you one thing, and I can tell you one thing for sure: we will never stop believing. We will never stop believing in ourselves and most of all we will never stop believing in each other. Every single student in this class has the potential to do something amazing with their lives, and I know we will. We have what it takes to make a difference, so lets go out and do it. I believe we can. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you: the Graduating Class of 2011!

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Principal’s Message 2011

Roots and wings: Two gifts that a principal hopes to impart to another graduating class Our deepest fear Is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear Is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, That most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, Gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the universe. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking So that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory Of that which is within us. It’s not just in some of us; It’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, We unconsciously give other people Permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear Our presence automatically liberates others.

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, honoured guests, parents, staff, district personnel, trustees, friends, family and graduates. This quote from Nelson Mandela speaks of conquering fear, of using our talents, of being a beacon of light in the world and by doing so, giving others the permission and validation to do the same. When I was in high school, I wanted to drop out at the end of Grade 10. I was bored, rebellious and had fractured an occasional school rule or two. I moved out of the house at 17. A teacher saw the light in me, encouraged me, and treated me with respect when my actions didn’t warrant any. He served the students, the school, and the community. He served me and shone in doing so. In

shining as a teacher, he gave me permission to shine find your wings; the courage to explore, dream and myself. He nurtured my talents and kept me interdiscover. Never be afraid to try something new. As an ested in school. Because of his passion in unknown author once said, “Remember, teaching and because of how he treated amateurs built the ark; professionals built me; I was inspired to become an educathe Titanic!” tor, inspired to shine, inspired to find Graduates, take a look around you on this and nurture the light and gifts in other special day, the fulfillment of 13 years of I hope that students. school. I hope that you see someone that has when you leave made a difference in your life at the school. I Graduates, at Stanley Humphries Secondary School, we have striven to here tonight, hope you see someone who has inspired you nurture your minds, bodies and spirits. and for the rest and given you the courage to shine for the We have worked to prepare you for a world. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “What of your lives world in which the only constant will be lies behind us and what lies before us are you can be change. We have worked with you to conproud to say tiny matters compared to what lies within quer the fear of change and to embrace it that you were us.” There is a light within all of you. What as an opportunity for growth and learndo with it? from Castlegar willAyou ing. We have worked in service to you, famous director and movie producer, ... I also hope Jerry Zucker, said “Think of the world as a giving you opportunities to find, nurture that we have big glass of water with some salt in it. You and use your talents. helped you to have a choice. You can try to pick out all the One of the benefits of a school in a find your wings; salt or you can keep pouring in more water small community is the relationships the courage to so eventually it gets less bitter. As you begin you form. Here, you have not just been explore, dream your new journey, you can try to remove another student in the crowd; you have been a part of a family. We have watched and discover. everything that you find distasteful in the you grow, supported your success and Never be afraid world, or you can just pour in more love. It’s given you as many opportunities as posto try something the only thing that the more you give away, sible to shine in academic excellence, the more you have.” new.” service, and responsibility; to be a beacon Graduates, as you leave Stanley of light in Stanley Humphries Secondary Humphries Secondary, my sincerest wish Nathan Robinson and in the world. for you is that “your dreams take you to the Hodding Carter Jr. said “There are two corners of your smiles, to the highest point lasting bequests we can give our children. of your hopes, to the windows of your opOne is roots. The other is wings.” I hope that Castlegar portunities, and to the most special places your heart and the school have given you roots. I hope that when has ever known.” (Author unknown) We are very you leave here tonight, and for the rest of your lives proud of your accomplishments, congratulations. you can be proud to say that you were from Castle— Stanley Humphries Secondary School Principal gar. You will always be a part of our community and Nathan Robinson of our school. I also hope that we have helped you to

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Graduation Ceremony 2011

Joseph Gauthier stands as Supt. Jean Borsa moves his tassle to the other side of his mortar board.

School District 20 Supt. Jean Borsa shares some words of wisdom with the graduating class.

Valedictorian Fraser MacKinnon addresses the class. For his full speech, please see page 14.

Arthur Andrews high-ďŹ ves parents in the aisle as he returns to his seat.

Student council president Melanie Wasilenkoff receives the Leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Award, presented by Mayor Lawrence Chernoff.

Tyler Delikatny poses for a photo after crossing the stage. All photos by Kim Magi

Michael Hii and Cassandra de Git receive the RE & KT McGauley Memorial Scholarship from Pegasus McGauley. The award goes to the student(s) with the top grades.


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Grand March 2011

Brandon Ambrosio and Casey Donaldson

Jennifer Gray and Johnny Siharath

Chloe McKenzie

Christine Madrigga, Jacob Miner and Dara Pinter

Jordan Hearne and Stephanie Townsend

Siera McGilp-Palmer and Jesse Konzleman

Brittany Horlick and Tim Allen

Pier Briggeman and Tyler Delikatny Dylann Hirst

Nathan Morassut and Cassie McDonald

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Kootenay Market would like to Congratulate the Grads of 2011

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Allarie, Alexandre

Allen, Tim

Lena Kolesnikoff

Heather Anderson

Lauren Coutts

Ambrosio, Brandon

Anderson, Heather

Andrews, Arthur

Bauman, Krista

Courtney Switlishoff

Joe Gauthier

Bilinski, Jesse

Bortolussi, Kelli

Boucher, Eva

Braz, Quinn

Brewer, Aaron

Briggeman, Pier

Brown, Randi

Castle, Aaron

Coulson, Brittany

Coutts, Lauren

Craft, Erik

Darrah, Eric

de Git, Cassandra

Delikatny, Tyler

DeRosa, Serena

Donaldson, Casey

Durning, Michelle

Edwards, Blake

Espenhain, Haileigh

Fenner, Dale

Fenton, Brianne

Fipke, Theresa

Gardner, Brandon

Gauthier, Joseph

Gray, Jennifer

Grayson, Vance

Guillemette, John

Hadley, Aaron

Harcus, Miranda

Harrison, Taylor

Harshenin, Leah

Hearne, Jordan

Henne, Alana

Hicks, Jennifer

Hii, Michael

Hirst, Dylann

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Castle, Elizabeth

Chaves, Raylene

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Jesse Konzleman

Eric Craft

Bryden Nichol

GRADS of 2011 Congartulations

James, Stephanie

Kanigan, Hailey

Klein, Mason

Kolesnikoff, Lena

Konzleman, Jesse

Laing, Colin

Lattanzio, Gabrielle

Liszt, Emma

Mackay, Jordan

Mackenzie, Brett

MacKinnon, Fraser

Madrigga, Christine

Marken, Shannon

McDonald, Cassie

McGilp-Palmer, Siera

McKellar, Payton

McKenzie, Chloe

Miner, Jacob

Morassut, Nathan

Mota, Jesse

Munn, Courtney

Nazaroff, Sandy

Nevakshonoff, Dyllon

Nichol, Bryden

Nichvolodoff, Micah

Oglow, Caitlind

Olesen, Erika

Orser, Justin

Ozeroff, Jasmine

Padilla, Ben

Padmoroff, Chelan

Pinter, Dara

Reid, Coby

Renz, Ryan

Richards, Rebecca

Rigby, Samantha

Rogerson, Emorie

Saunders, Gessy

Seville, Kory

Siharath, Johnny

Soroke, Sabrina

Soukoroff, Dannika

Spender, Kaillie

Spender, Kyle

Stoushnow, Megan

Strelaeff, Breanna

Switlishoff, Courtney

Tait, Tyler

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congratulations TO the graduating management and staff wish class of 2011! all grads the best of luck in your future endeavours!

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Thompson, Marlee

Thor-Larsen, Sydni

Townsend, Stephanie

Vaters, Joshua

Verigin, Erika

Vigue, Lindsay

Voysey, Dylan

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Welychko, Tyler

Wright Jr., Jesse

Yonkman, Trevor

Zeberoff, Luke

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Community Castlegar rock and gem show the first in the region for two decades

The Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show runs June 4 and 5, at the Castlegar and District Community Complex. If you are interested in rocks, gems, fossils, minerals, crystals, geology, geodes, prospecting and anything to do with rocks, then this two day event is a must-attend. Young and old, amateurs and professionals —all will find a treasure to bring home and learn something new! The Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada (GMFC) is putting on this show on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time the GMFC members will come from across Canada to meet, hold their AGM and the show. The show is open to the public. Come on in to browse, buy, learn, enjoy! This is the 33rd annual event and we are very lucky to have this national event held here in the Kootenays for the first time in 20 years. The weekend long event is hosted by the local Rockhounder Clubs, the Kokanee Club of Nelson and the Selkirk Club of Castlegar. All are members of the B.C. Lapidary Society. Admission fee: Adults, $4; children, $2. For more information, contact the Kokanee Club of Nelson by email at Bob Lerchorgmec@shawbiz.ca or the Selkirk Club through Lesley Anderton at hlkillo@telus.net. /Submitted by Kokanee Rock Club

Motivational Interviewing: Transportation OFA Level 1: Endorsement

June 10 Dec. 5 June 11

OFA Level 1: Prenatal-Early Class S100/185:

June 12 Dec. 8 June 20

Hazard Recognition & Control: OFA Level 1 Prenatal Breastfeeding:

June 21 Dec. 15 June 22

Transportation Endorsement:

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OFA Level 1:

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Prenatal:

July 20

Prenatal Refresher:

July 27

OFA Level 3:

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Love Working with Children? Aluminum Collector Ever hear that those little tabs on pop cans might be worth something? Jack Fisher has, and he makes the most of their value for charity. Through a vast collection network in the region, including the support of organizations like the Order of the Eastern Star, the Crescent Valley resident has been amassing the tabs by the tens of thousands and selling them to aluminum buyers. “That money is used for new wheelchairs, fixing old chairs, and so on — all in the area,” Fisher said. Over “a couple of years” of collecting, Fisher said he has gathered more than 300,000 tabs, which he counts by weight. Robson Fletcher photo

Stay safe around dams, BC Hydro urges Living in a city surrounded by rivers is great for water enthusiasts, but BC Hydro is urging people to take caution when recreating around the dams this summer. “Sudden adjustments in water flows from hydroelectric facilities can occur without warning and cause strong surface currents and undercurrents in the vicinity of the intake structures and the downstream plant outlets,” Mary Anne Coules of BC Hydro said. “Entering the water, whether for swimming, boating

or other recreational activities, is extremely dangerous.” She advises people to read warning signs and stay away from BC Hydro operating areas and structures. “Reservoir water levels can rise or fall daily in response to the demand for electrical production,” Coules said. “A hydroelectric reservoir can be an enjoyable recreation destination, provided safety precautions are observed.” /Castlegar News

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Sports A career that fits, naturally. Selkirk College values family, healthy living and a positive work-life balance in the scenic West Kootenay and Boundary regions.

FOOD AND RESIDENCE MANAGER Applications are invited for a manager to oversee and maintain cafeteria and catering services at the Castlegar and Silver King campuses, provide residential services at the Castlegar and Tenth Street campuses, and to provide consultation and support for food services at the Tenth Street and Trail campuses. Qualifications include post-secondary education in Culinary Services, or Hospitality and Tourism, and 5-8 years of related food service management experience in a college or similar environment. FULL TIME, CONTINUOUS ADMINISTRATIVE. Competition #33. Closing: June 17, 2011. Visit our website for details on this and other career opportunities. Selkirk College Human Resources 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3 250.365.1390 | postings@selkirk.ca

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Castlegarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dam City Rollers proved even though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a new team, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a force to be reckoned with after a win in Nelson on Saturday night. Kitty Karnage said it was nice to play a team with the same amount of experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best part about the game was the fact that it was so evenly matched,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really fun to play another rookie team with the same skill level.â&#x20AC;? The Dam City Rollers were about 10 points behind the Nelson Killjoys for the

entire game, Karnage said, but they pulled ahead in the last quarter to win 106 to 89. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It might have been a little bit different if we couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stayed out of the penalty box,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was a hard-hitting game with a lot of action for the fans.â&#x20AC;? Karnage said they needed a win to build up their confidence, but the game couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone either way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While it was fun to play the Babes [earlier this month], itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to go into a game where you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to win.â&#x20AC;? She said â&#x20AC;&#x153;quite a fewâ&#x20AC;? of their fans made the trip to Nelson for the game as well, which was great. T h e

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Chloe Catastrophe clears the pack with ease during a West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby match in Nelson Saturday. The Dam City Rollers edged out the hometown Killjoys in a close 106-89 bout.

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so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling the same pressure when they played against the Babes of Brutality, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be working hard until then to prepare. The same night, the Babes of Brutality will take on the A career that fits, naturally. Selkirk College values family, Lumber Jackies from healthy living and a positive work-life balance in the scenic Nelson. West Kootenay and Boundary regions. After, the Dam City VICE PRESIDENT (VP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EDUCATION AND STUDENTS Rollers will have one Applications are invited for a VP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Education and more game against Students to provide key leadership to the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Lumber Jackies student centered vision for the future with respect before playoffs. to the successful design, development and delivery of post-secondary education programs and services. Karnage said each Qualifications include a proven record of education of the new teams in and student leadership, excellence in a post-secondary the league have imeducation setting, Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree, five years senior proved immensely administrative leadership experience, preferably in a similar position or at a Dean or Director level; and since the start of the experience in providing pedagogical and student season and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll development programs and services. CONTINUOUS, continue to do so. FULL TIME: commencing immediately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully next Competition #32. Closing: June 10, 2011. year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be more even Visit our website for details on this and other career opportunities. across the board,â&#x20AC;? she Selkirk College Human Resources said. 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3 250.365.1390 | postings@selkirk.ca

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come in. Players will score individually but points will go towards their zones. Fayant said the action out of the local players should be great, with one of the best players in Canada coming from Nelson. Currently, the zone is practising twice a week in Castlegar. “We generally play here on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” he said. “We have a good club here and we’re looking forward to it.” Although not all the details are finalized, Fayant said they definitely need more volunteers. “There’s lots of jobs,” he

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SPECIAL SATURDAY FAMILY SWIM Saturday June 4th 10:00 - 12:00 noon $6.00 / Family NOTICE Notice to all Community Groups and Organizations. If you would like you event mentioned in this event calendar please e-mail the information to Castlegar Recreation Department at casrec@rdck.bc.ca or call 365-3386 ext 0.

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BUILDING SERVICE WORKER Applications are invited for a Building Service Worker to provide custodial services, general facility and grounds maintenance, and security functions on the Castlegar and/or Nelson campuses. Qualifications include high school graduation, a Custodial Training Certificate and one year custodial experience at a public institution. ON-CALL, CASUAL: commencing immediately. Competition #30. Closing: June 6, 2011. Visit our website for details on this and other career opportunities. Selkirk College Human Resources 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3 250.365.1390 | postings@selkirk.ca

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executor named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before July 22, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. The Executor will not be liable for any claim of which she has no notice at the time of distribution. Verna Poohachoff Executor By Polonicoff & Perehudoff, her solicitors

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN INSTRUCTOR Applications are invited to develop and teach courses online and face-to-face for practice in both community and hospital settings. Each applicant must be a Regulated Pharmacy Technician, currently registered and in good standing with a regulatory body (i.e. College of Pharmacist’s of B.C.), understand current pharmacy legislation, regulations and policies in B.C., be computer literate and have good communication and problemsolving skills. A minimum of 5 years experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy is also required. REGULAR: 57%, depending on hospital experience; this could increase to 62%. Comp. #36. CLOSING: June 10, 2011. Visit our website for details on this and other career opportunities. Selkirk College Human Resources 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3 250.365.1390 | postings@selkirk.ca

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Sports Wolf Pack win bronze The West Kootenay Peewee Wolf Pack Lacrosse Team (ages 10 & 11) had their first game of the season at a Kelowna tournament, playing against teams that have had many league games under their belts already, and even some tournaments too. The team made it to the finals, playing for bronze against Kelowna 2, and the Wolf Pack won 107. The team is made up of kids from Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Rossland, Grand Forks and Genelle. Submitted photo

Bronze too for older Pack The Castlegar Wolf Pack Midget ‘C’ team also travelled to a tournament this weekend.

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The Annual General Meeting of the West Kootenay Brain Injury Association will be held at the Kinnaird Park Community Church (1250-26th Street, Castlegar) on June 9, 2011. The meeting starts at 4PM and is open to all voting members of the Association and the general public. Refreshments will be provided. Please call 250-304-1259 for more information.

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With sad hearts the family of P ll Z ff (B b ) off Sl Polly Zaytsoff (Baba) Slocan Park wishes to announce her passing at her home on Saturday, May 21, 2011, blessed with 84 years of life. Polly was born in Rossland BC on January 19, 1927 to parents Elizabeth and John Chernoff. She married Nick Zaytsoff and raised three children. Though suffering from health issues, thanks to the loving care of her family and the Health Care Professionals, that she grew to love so much, she remained living in her own home until she left her earthly life. Polly was predeceased by her loving husband Nick in 2003. Left to mourn her loss are her daughters Mable (Walter) Wishlow and Lena (Jim) Fjeld; son Norm (Karen) Zaytsoff; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her beloved twin sister Annie Poohachoff; sister Mary Braun and many other relatives and friends. Under the care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Slocan Park Community Hall on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

In Memoriam

Earl Edward Rourke It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Earl Edward Rourke Earl was born in Ernfold, Sask. on Dec 15, 1916. He was the middle child of nine children born to Hiram and Mary Rourke. Earl was a soldier and spent four years overseas in World War 11, before moving to Castlegar in 1946. Where he worked for Cominco till he retired in 1981. Earl is survived by his daughter Barbara & husband Don, Daughter Maureen & husband Barry, son Darrel & his wife June. Grandchildren Nova-Lee, Shawn, Natasha, Derek, Robert Lee, Renee, Dennis, and ten Great Grandchildren. Earl was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 1994, both parents,and his eight siblings. Earl's last days were spent at Talarico Place in Castlegar, B.C. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life Will take place at the Castlegar Canadian Legion Friday, June 3, 2011 from 1 till 4 pm.

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory

Agnes Groutage 1921 – 2011

Joshua Evin April 15, 1981- June 13, 2010 Grieve not for me Nor mourn the while, For Happier would I be to see you smile. Let no tears fall since I have passed away. But miss me and remember me Each and every day. Live your lives As I would want you to And treat thy fellowman As I would do. And when the time has come Your lives be through I shall be Waiting here For each of you..... “I take with me; all your love And leave with you; all my love;” We will carry you in our hearts forever We “Love” You Josh Lorne & Lillian Evin Christina Amelio

Sunfest - Josh Evin "Castlegar SK8 Jam" (Skate Park) Induction to Wall of Fame and Bench Dedication Sunday, June 5th - 12:00pm Complex Come out and celebrate Josh's Passion

Agnes passed away peacefully Thursday May 26 at Talarico Place. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Loyd, daughter Carol, brothers Jim and Russell Deans, and sister Beth. She is survived and will be missed by her son Wayne (Sandy) Groutage, son-in-law Ross Edgett of Comox, grandchildren Brian Groutage, Kevin (Tanya) Groutage, and Tara (Mark) Smith, great granddaughter Alyson Groutage, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Talarico Place, and Doctor Lesperance and for the wonderful care, kindness, and comfort they gave to our mother. Our thanks also to Agnes’s niece Lorraine Deans for all of her support and help, and to the staff at Castlewood Village for making her stay there so nice. Agnes was born in Kilwinning Scotland and moved to Trail with her parents when she was 4. After graduation from high school she attended business school. At that time, she met and married her husband Loyd, and they soon moved to Uclulet where Loyd was stationed in the Air Force. At war’s end, they moved back to Trail and then to Castlegar in 1947. When Wayne and Carol started school, Agnes went to work. She was the Assistant Post Master in Castlegar, and then put her business training to use, working for Accountants Frank Kohar and Brian Brown. After her retirement, she continued to work from home, doing bookkeeping for several local businesses. Agnes and husband Loyd were very involved in the community- as founding members of the Castlegar Savings Credit Union, as cub and scout masters (Agnes was Canada’s first woman assistant scout master), and as members of the West Kootenay Naturalists Club. The family will schedule a graveside service this summer for family and Agnes’s friends.


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Cook, Chef & Server wanted For upcoming Restaurant please forward resume to tina2222@telus.net or fax 250-365-2236 Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. HOUSEKEEPER wanted for Red Mountain Resort Lodging. Full to Part-time hours. If interested, then please send your resume to: bookings@redmountainvillage.com Joey’s Restaurant now hiring Server/Supervisor & Cooks Apply within LS McLELLAN TRUCKING is looking for OWNER OPERATORS with min 5 years experience. SIGN UP BONUS must have clean abstract, FAST card or passport. Steady year round work. Fax resumes 250-4172982 or call Ken at 250-417-2988 Email ken@lsmclellantrucking.com

MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

Make Extra $$$ Delivering Phonebooks! The BetterBook requires a responsible and reliable person(s) to deliver phonebooks to residences and businesses in Castlegar and area. Reliable vehicle (van or covered pickup) is required and the ability to lift heavy bundles of phonebooks. This is a great group fundraiser! Contact Linda in our distribution dept. at 1-800-663-8555.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Brandt Tractor Ltd., the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer, has positions available for a PARTS MANAGER, PARTS PERSON and SERVICE TECHNICIAN in their Fort Nelson, BC location. Brandt also has positions available for SERVICE TECHNICIANS (both field and shop) as well as PARTS and SALES in many of their 21 locations throughout Western Canada. Find out more about our career opportunities at www.brandttractor.com or by calling 306-791-5979. Email resume indicating position title and location to: hr@brandttractor.com or fax 306-791-5986.

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Traffic Control (flagger) 2 day training classes June classes KELOWNA 11/12. CHWK 14/15. Quesnel 22/23. KMLPS Jun 4/5. New $224.00 Renew $112.00 incl taxes, photo & manual go online www.roadsafetytcs.com or call 1-866-737-2389

Medical/Dental MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

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WELDERS - SEEKING welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306-634-8389”

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, British Columbia, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com.

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST Trail Operations is currently seeking an individual in the role of a Senior Human Resources Generalist with a minimum of 5 to 8 years of local and national recruiting experience, including the development of new, creative recruiting ideas. The candidate must have a strong HR systems management background along with a networking background within industry to identify and source candidates. This position also requires experience in a unionized setting and a variety of other HR functions such as: job evaluation, succession planning, employee relations, benefits administration, an aptitude for streamlining processes, the ability to coordinate college recruiting initiatives and excellent negotiation and facilitation skills. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package including relocation assistance. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward a covering letter with their resume to hrrecruit@teck.com before June 15, 2011.

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LIGHT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR CITY OF CASTLEGAR The City of Castlegar is seeking a regular full-time Light Equipment Operator. The shift and hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday inclusive from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with 1/2 hour for lunch on the fly.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, British Columbia, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com.

MEDICAL LAB ASSISTANT (PHLEBOTOMIST) (CASUAL) I/O Design and Engineering is a small mechanical engineering design firm located in Trail, BC. We are currently looking to fill the following positions: a junior mechanical draftsperson, a junior mechanical designer, and a mechanical engineer. Typical projects involve concept generation to detailed design for: automated equipment, lifting devices, material handling equipment, specialty equipment platforms, and process equipment and components. If you are interested in applying please check out the careers section at our website www.iodesign.ca for further details on the job postings.

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Teck Metals Ltd., Trail Operations, is currently seeking a Medical Lab Assistant (Phlebotomist) for employment on a casual basis, to work within our Hygiene Department. To succeed in the position you must be a self-starter who brings a professional approach to the job and have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Candidates must have a professional demeanor and a need for safeguarding patient confidentiality is a necessity. Good computer skills (Excel/Word) and quick learner for Teck based systems (i.e. JDE, ETQ etc). Must be a team member and have the ability to work independently. Good communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants must hold the minimum of a current certificate for a Medical Lab Assistant, and recent phlebotomy experience is necessary. Duties include collecting blood and urine samples, developing and issuing reports, updating/ organizing/accessing records, shipping and receiving samples, ordering supplies, etc. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and all qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume including copies of transcripts to Human Resources by June 8, 2011 to hrrecruit@teck.com.

Summary of Position: Drives and operates light duty equipment used in the installation and maintenance of city services. Performs routine maintenance and inspection. Maintains records. Provides assistance for a variety of other types of work. Further details may be obtained by contacting City Hall. Essential Qualifications: • BC Driver’s License, Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement. • Grade 12 or GED. • Ability to operate assigned equipment. • Thorough knowledge of the correct methods, procedures in and about construction projects, hazards, condition and limitations of equipment. Desirable Qualifications: • Previous experience in the operation and routine maintenance of similar equipment. This is a union position reporting to the Working Foreman – Roads & Parks. The salary is $26.83 per hour (March 1, 2011) for a 40 hour work week. Applications from qualified candidates should be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2011 to: Personnel Officer City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 FAX: 365-4810 PHONE: 365-7227 E-mail: stassone@castlegar.ca Pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information collected will be utilized solely for the selection of candidates. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca.

CASTLEGAR Garage sale , June 4th, 2428 -11th Ave, 9am -1pm HUGE multi family garage sale. Furniture, some antiques, rain or shine. 2408 10th Ave., Castlegar * June 4th * 8-2

Garden & Lawn

Garden Equipment

GERRY’S PRUNING Lawn & Garden Care Phone 250-304-8185

DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca

Landscaping

GROUND Control Yard Maintenance, mowing trimming aerating de-thatching professional and reliable. Call Phil 250 687 1669

SILVERTIP IRRIGATION AND LANDSCAPING Complete landscaping services, specializing in rock/retaining walls and irrigation systems. Call us at 250-365-5333 or 250-304-7991 email: silvertiplandscaping@gmail.com

Topsoil, #1 Quality tested Flagstone, Patio & Wall Stone Biostone 250-777-1531

Sundecks

VINYL DECKING & ALUMINUM RAILINGS 20 yrs experience, free estimates and great service! Call Ken with Royal Vinyl Decking 250231-7905 email: royalvinyldecking@shaw.ca

Heavy Duty Machinery 2007 Deere 325 Skid Steer Topsoil Shaker Screens Grizzly 250-365-6267 A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991.

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ANTLER BUYER. Cash paid! Sheds, racks, brown, white, taxidermy mounts, ivorys, etc. ANTIQUES: snowshoes, wooden skis, fishing tackle, chaps, beadwork, oil paintings, etc. Call (250)426-6993 or email kubiwest@telus.net BUILDING SALE... “”Rock Bottom Prices!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an Offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com SAWMILLS - BAND/Chainsaw - Spring sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and Save money. In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

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$50 to anyone to assume my Telus high speed internet contract, $24 for 12 mths, $34 for 10 mths, Contract end March 2013, 250-365-6698

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS CKC reg puppies. Champ lines. Tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready June 12. $1200 peterandskye@gmail.com. 250-392-1440

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WILF CARTER and many more old-time country music favourites. CDs, DVDs. Free 48 page catalogue. Music Barn, Box 3160-h, Markham, ON L3R 6G5. www.countrymusictreasures. com/news.html. Toll-Free 1-800-984-0047.

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CASTLEGAR Prime Building for Lease Downtown 401A -13th Ave, 1400 sq ft Available June 1st, Lots of Parking, Affordable Rent Contact 365-1032 or 304-9010

STELLAR PLACE, 2 bdrm 2 bath, A/C, gas fireplace oak cabinets,covered patio private back yard, main floor laundry, central vacuum newer furnace & hot water tank, strata with clubhouse Phone 250-365-3700

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NEW heat pump, new roof, new windows, and new laminated wood floors. Close to schools, airport, golf courses, college, ski hill Please call (250) 334-6768

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THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes, is offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc., conveniently located next to SRI’s Winfield factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-766-2214 www.LCMhomes.com

Auctions

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I Buy Coins, Collections, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc Chad 250-863-3082 ( local ) INSULATOR collection wanted. Telephone & Railway types. Prefer a large amount. 250-539-2031

Real Estate

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AUCTION

ANTIQUE FURNITURE & COLLECTIBLES Russell Auction

2067 HWY 3A Thrums Between Castlegar & Nelson Sun. June 5th • 11am • Open 9am

Partial List of 500 Lots

• C1840 SECRETARY

• JEWELARY, FIGURINES

• CANADIANA DRESSER

• CURIO CABINET, DOLLS

• C1900 GERHARD HEINTZMAN PIANO

• COMICS, AUTO BOOKS, TOOLS

• DINING TABLES & CHAIRS

• TRAIN SETS, MODEL CARS

• RADIOS, CLOCKS, LAMPS

• GRANITEWARE, TINS, BOTTLES

• C-1930 NORTHERN ELECTRIC STOVE

• CEDAR CHESTS, ROCKING CHAIRS

• SWARDVSKI CRYSTAL, CHINA

• T. EATON SEWING MACHINE

• FRAMED ART, GEM STONES

• R.C.A.F. 50th ANNIVERSARY SWORD

• BOARD GAMES, TOYS, STAMPS

• GYRUSS ARCADE GAME

• 8’ LONG GUN FIREARMS

• 14’ CEDAR STRIP CANOE

Plus Much More! Terms: Cash or cheque only with proper ID

Open Daily 9-5 pm Mon to Sat

CALL: 1-250-399-4793 35 years auctioneering

RE/MAX Home Advantage Yard Sale for the Cure Clearing Your Clutter Helps Fight Cancer! Time: 9:00 9:00 AM Time: AM to to 1:00PM 1:00PM on on Saturday June 4, 2011 Saturday June 4, 2011 Location: #100 #100 1444 Location: 1444 Columbia Columbia Avenue, Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. Castlegar, B.C. You can host your own yard sale and donate You host your ownproceeds yard salethrough and donate all orcan a portion of the our all or a portion of the proceeds through office at #100 1444 Columbia Avenue, our offi ce at #100 14443K3 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N OR drop off your Castlegar, B.C. V1N 3K3 OR drop your yard sale items at our office prior tooffSaturday. yard sale items(250) at our365-6767 office prior to Saturday. Thanks for your support!

Boston Pizza, Canada’s #1 casual dining concept is currently seeking motivated, energetic individuals. If you’re dynamic, responsible and are looking for a fun and rewarding work environment, we’d like to hear from you. We are currently hiring. Potential positions include: Dishwashers t Cooks t Delivery Drivers t Servers t Bussers t Host For opportunities within our restaurants please apply in person with resume, between 11am - 2pm - Saturday June 11th, 2011. #114 - 1983 Columbia Ave. Castlegar

You’re among friends at Boston Pizza. www.bostonpizza.com Registered trademarks of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership, used under license. ® Boston Pizza International Inc. 2006

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Recreation

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Auto Financing

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Trucks & Vans

2005 A Trail Lite Motorhome 25’ just like new. Loaded .Only 16,000 Kms. New $85,000 would like $41,000 or reasonable offer will be considered. 250-545-1627 or 250-308-6858 Vernon

North Castlegar 1 Bdrm Basement apartment, river front, cable, heat, lights included, N/S, N/P, $600/mth, references required, quiet single, 250-365-5707

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30 ft 5th wheel 1989 General Coach. Great layout w/full length walkaround queen bed, tub/shwr, furnace, m/w, A/C, awning, lots of storage, GC $7400 Phone (250) 447-2642

1990 Ford 250 Lariat 7.2 Diesel, 5 speed Extended Cab. $2,500 250-365-6267

Whispering Pines Manufactured Home Park- Home Sites available BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY in GENELLE Phone: 250-693-2136 www.whispering pinesmhp.com WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!

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Classifieds Work! Suites, Lower 1BDRM Basement Suite in quiet 4-plex, South Castlegar Clean, Spacious and Bright Laundry available. Avail July 1st, N/S N/P $550/mth Ph 250-354-9804 CASTLEGAR Basement suite 2 1/2 Bdrm, Spacious, 5 appl N/S, $800/mth incl utilities 250-365-8386 after 5:00 pm

Suites, Upper Castlegar South, Studio suite, F/S, Microwave, utilities, cable & internet included, private side entrance, off street parking, single person only, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR PET, Call Al at 250-365-5560 after 6 PM

Townhouses RUTLAND , Kelowna, 2brm, 2bath, Avail immed, $1300/ month. 1-250365-2305

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

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50% CO-OWNER Sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 . www.one4yacht.com

2001 Toyota Highlander, AWD, 187,700 kms, great condition, new winter tires, $13000. call 354-1515

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm 1000 sq ft, F/S, Security, Laundry, N/P, $520/mth 250-608-4949 CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm Apt in lower level, includes F/S, W/D on premises N/S, N/P, Freshly painted, new cupboards & countertop , Oglow Subdivision, Avail June 1/11, $550/mth + utilities Call 250-304-9010 or 365-1032 Call in evening if possible NORTH CASTLEGAR 1 & 2 Bdrm furnished & unfurnished Apartments very clean, & many many extra’s 365-5246

Commercial/ Industrial CASTLEGAR COLUMBIA AVE Office Space for 1-2 people starting at $750/mth & 3-4 people $1,200/mth Call 250-365-9886 for appt. to view

CASTLEGAR Office/Retail Space Available for Small Business - 880 Sq Ft 6th Ave South Call 250-365-3315

Small Ads work! Mobile Homes & Pads ROBSON Mobile Home for rent Refer required, Call 250-304-3430

Homes for Rent Available July or Aug 1st 4- Bedroom 2-Bath Home on 2 acres. Lots of New Upgrades. Remote Location. Near Silverton/New Denver. 10 minutes from Slocan Lake and Villages. 1 Year Minimum Lease Open to Animals Secure Income References Required Serious Inquiries Only $1250.00/mnth negotiable upon care of House/Land Call 250-358-7794 or email fmfontaine@redmtn.ca Castlegar Downtown 1 Bdrm Apt Includes Utilities & parking $615/mth ROSSLAND 1 Bdrm $1,000/mth furnished Phone 250-608-3930 CASTLEGAR SOUTH 3 Bdrm house for rent, 1.5 stories, full basement fenced yard, w/d, fully equip kitchen, air, deck, water garbage sewer incl. $1,150 + $1,000 dd + util. Ref’ req. 365-6692 to set appointment, avail. June 15th CASTLEGAR SOUTH, well maintained 2 Bdrm Heritage House with garage & large back yard, N/S, N/P, $950/mth utilities not incl. Call 250-365-9886 for appt to view. Downtown Castlegar, beautiful lot on the river, 2 Bdrm Home, Excellent Condition,$850/mth + utilities N/P, N/S Phone 250-365-5655 THRUMS Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck with addition, no dogs 250-3597178 or 250-304-9273

Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership Complaint Regarding the Failure of FortisBC and Celgar to Complete a General Service Agreement and FortisBC’s Application of Rate Schedule 31 Demand Charges

NOTICE OF COMPLAINT AND PROCEEDING THE COMPLAINT On March 25, 2011 Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership (Celgar) filed a complaint with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) relating to the failure of FortisBC and Celgar to complete a General Service Agreement (GSA), and to FortisBC’s application of Rate Schedule 31 demand charges (Complaint). In the Complaint Celgar states negotiations between it and FortisBC to complete a GSA have been unsuccessful to date. In its Complaint Celgar seeks: (i) a Commission determination that FortisBC retroactively adjust Celgar’s RS 31 invoices to a Billing Demand of 8,000 kVA (8 MVA); and (ii) the Commission’s assistance in establishing a GSA with FortisBC and/or establishing a process whereby the terms of a GSA could be negotiated. Celgar seeks a GSA that includes: (a) a GBL of 1.5 MW or another level as may be established in accordance with applicable regulatory parameters; (b) service at a rate based upon rolled-in costs; (c) a contract demand of at least 8 MVA that is equal to Celgar’s mill load less the established GBL; and (d) access to non-firm power above the contract demand. THE REGULATORY PROCESS Commission Order G-101-11 established a written hearing process to address the Complaint in accordance with the Regulatory Timetable attached as Appendix B to that Order. This hearing process is intended to provide other ratepayers and affected parties with an opportunity to comment on the potential implications for them if Celgar’s requests in the Complaint were allowed. REGISTERING TO PARTICIPATE Persons who wish to actively participate in this proceeding should register as Interveners with the Commission in writing or by email by June 7, 2011. Interveners will receive a copy of the Complaint as well as all correspondence and filed documents. An email address should be provided if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties with the Commission in writing or by email by June 7, 2011 and identify their interest in the Complaint. Interested Parties will receive a copy of the Complaint and a copy of the Commission’s Decision when issued. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Complaint will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS The Complaint and all proceeding documents are available for inspection at the following locations: FortisBC Inc. Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC, V17 7V7 Telephone: 1-866-436-7847

British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2N3 Telephone: (604) 660-4700 or 1-800-663-1385

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