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If you’re a die-hard fan of Castlegar’s Sunfest, you can participate in activities nearly every hour next weekend. “You can roll out of the Element at [three] o’clock in the morning and just a few hours later be heading out for the pancake breakfast,�

Ron Armbruster of the Castlegar Festivals Society said. The annual event is jam-packed, starting with the Citizen of the Year ceremony on Wednesday. Locals will get a one-night reprieve on Thursday before heading out to Kinsmen Park on Friday afternoon for Festival in the Park from 3 to 7 p.m., as well as the Sunflower Open at the Castlegar

Golf Club, barbecue at the downtown branch of Kootenay Savings, slo-pitch tournament at Kinnaird Park and the highly anticipated return of the annual Miss Castlegar pageant. And that’s just Friday. Saturday starts with the Castlegar Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast, held in the Kootenay Market parking lot, starting at 7 a.m.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., with the route beginning on Columbia Avenue near Tommy’s No Frills and continuing to 13th Avenue, finishing on 3rd Street at Kinsmen Park. “We’re anticipating about 50 or 60 parade entries this year,� Armbruster said.


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Kinsmen Park to serve as the ‘hub’ of all the action Continued from P. 1

The day continues with the Friends of the Library Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lordco Show and Shine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library parking lot and the Royal Canadian Legion Strawberry Tea from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Festival in the Park continues until 8 p.m., with the new addition of the West Coast Lumberjack Show. “They’ll be entertaining us at Kinsmen Park for six shows altogether on Friday and Saturday,” Armbruster said. “They’re a group of expert loggers.” He said they’re not to be confused with logger sports, as they’re professional, but not professional competitors. The show will include activities like log rolling and chainsaw carving. “We’re thinking the people of the area are really going to enjoy that,” Armbruster said. Kinsmen Park will serve as the hub for Sunfest, and Armbruster said there will be activities “for people of literally all ages.” “We’ve got well in excess of 40 vendors

booked right now, in addition to the Lumberjack show that will keep people entertained, Mountain FM will be providing some local entertainment on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.” Inflatable activities, like a bouncy castle and Velcro wall will make an appearance for kids again this year, he added. Sunfest, seen here in these file photos from last year’s Saturday ends at Selkirk event, returns to Castlegar next week. College with the Illuminadis fire dancers at 9:30 Family Day at Pass Creek Park. A chilp.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. and the Relay dren’s parade will start at 10:30 a.m. for Life barbecue. “There’s prizes for each and every child “The fireworks of course are always a that enters in that parade, and then a tedbig hit,” he said. dy bear picnic is being held at Pass Creek For those 19 and up, the evening con- Park as well,” Armbruster said. “Lots of tinues at Element for the Sunfest/Slo- fun for kids of all ages.” Pitch Dance until 3 a.m. Armbruster said Sunfest would not be Sunday will wrap up the festival, with possible without their sponsors. the pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., skate jam For a full listing of sponsors and schedat the Rotary Skateboard Park beginning ule, please see page 9 of this week’s West at 9:30 a.m., and the Selkirk Lions Club Kootenay Advertiser.

How much water is too much water at Twin Rivers Park? KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

A Castlegar resident is questioning what he believes to be excessive watering of the fields at Twin Rivers Park at a time when the city is supposed to be promoting water conservation and stewardship. Steve Sanders, who lives a block away from Twin Rivers Park, said he visits the park daily and has seen the sprinklers soaking the fields, even while it’s raining. “Why they can’t have the guy that closes the bathrooms turn the water off when it’s raining, I don’t know,” Sanders said. “It just seems like mismanagement — there’s actually standing water.” But Garry Sauer, operations manager with the city’s civic works works department, said there’s good reason for all the watering. “That field down there, the new soccer field … it gets watered every second day,” he said. “There was a new park area, where we expanded. That area, we’re still experimenting.”

Sauer said he’s been told the area is over-watered, but the area needs to stay saturated as the turf is still new. Sanders said he’s complained to the city multiple times. “They gave me a few reasons here and there, like it’s on a timer and there’s nothing they can do about it.” Sauer said the sprinklers are indeed on a timer that was set for 15 minutes each night, but that was reduced to every second night this week. “We’ve cut it back and reduced the pressure … we’ve got it down to every second day,” he said. “We have to monitor that because we don’t want to be burning out the park.” Sanders, who used to farm on the Prairies, said the city’s irrigation “just seems wrong,” and with the standing water, he’s concerned about mosquitoes. Sauer said out of 16 parks the city maintains, Twin Rivers is the only complaint they’ve received when it comes to watering. He said city workers have to maintain the fields with frequent watering and cutting.

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Standing water on the fields at Twin Rivers Park has a Castlegar resident questioning why the city continues to run its sprinklers there, even when it’s raining.

“We’re not going to grow it and let it turn into a hayfield just because kids aren’t playing on it,” he said. “There may be times where we don’t cut it as often, and we’re trying to do that.” Sanders is concerned the maintenance is actually killing the field. “The BC Seniors Games are going to be down here this summer and if we get a really, really

heavy rain, the field is going to be destroyed.” Sauer agreed that the city needs to lead by example in water use. Castlegar has been running a recent public relations campaign urging citizens to curb their water use and plans to install more and more water meters in the coming years until all homes have one. “We’ll be metering our own

parks starting this year as well,” he said. “That’s another thing we’re doing on behalf of the city is monitoring our bigger parks.” Sanders said he’s already measured the watering at Twin Rivers with a gauge he received from the city at the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest two weeks ago. He determined the city is using 77,000 litres of water each time the sprinklers are on. “I would guess that’s probably wrong,” Sauer said, who believes the number is too high, but admitted the watering isn’t monitored as it goes on and off automatically. “When we’re watering, we’re watering in the nighttime, so if we have a broken sprinkler, we don’t send guys out in the night to monitor that.” Sauer said he appreciates Sanders’ feedback. “We rely on the public, too, to let us know these things,” he said. “I’m happy with his input. We’re going to take care of it like we do our other parks.”

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If you’ve ever listened to Voice of Adventist Radio (VOAR) in the West Kootenay, you may be wondering why you’re hearing weather reports and local news from Newfoundland. That’s because for many years, VOAR was the only Christian radio station allowed to broadcast in Canada due to a grandfather clause from when Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. Since then, the CRTC has allowed for more religious broadcasting, but VOAR had already expanded across the country, including right here in the West Kootenay. Two years ago, Andre Boruck became involved with bringing VOAR to the area when he realized his church in Trail had the equipment but it was just sitting there. “I was listening to a sermon one day and the pastor was saying something along the lines of, ‘get out there and do something,’” he recalled. “I thought, ‘I need to go and put this tower up, this station up, and find out why we haven’t done anything with it.’” Boruck connected with Nadine Crombie in Nakusp, who had put a station up there and was working on expanding to other communities. The first tower in the area went up in a Fruitvale family’s backyard, as some areas are better than others, Boruck explained. “In Trail, because of the mountain ranges the way they are, there’s very few places that are actually any good,” he said. “I think most of the radio stations in this area have most of their towers on Red Mountain.” Since Red Moun-

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Andre Boruck, Cynthia Dillen, and Doug Pond cut the ribbon marking the opening of the radio tower at Kinnaird Community Church which carries Voice of Adventist Radio to listeners in the Castlegar area.

tain was full, Crombie went back to knocking on doors when it was time to expand to Trail. She had nearly exhausted her options and had one more door to knock on — luckily, they said yes.

“We take that signal from the satellite and it goes into the tower and broadcasts into the valley.” Andre Boruck In Castlegar, the station is broadcast out of Kinnaird Park Community Church. “We dug the hole and put the tower up and whatnot and we had a little bit of a celebration but one of the issues we had was that it was interfering with their sound system within the church,” Boruck said. A radio technician for KBS happened to be a member at the church, and Boruck said he was able to

help them out and continue broadcasting without interfering with the church’s microphones and speakers anymore. “It was a blessing, actually,” he said. The way the station works is that the signal from Newfoundland is broadcast onto Bell Expressvu satellite. People with this system already can listen on channel 950. “What we do, is we install a Bell Expressvu satellite system in the homes or wherever the towers are located,” he said. “We take that signal from the satellite and it goes into the tower and broadcasts into the valley.” Boruck said the station is different from most Christian stations, which feature mainly music. “If you listen to it, it’s Christian radio. There’s some music, there’s some talk on it and some stories. It’s got a real mix.” Down the road, Boruck said he’s hoping to replace the Newfoundland news and

weather reports with more local content. Until then, he said he’s been really happy with the new friendships he’s made because of the station. “We have been able to build relationships with Christians and other organizations in the area with similar interests,” he said. “In the past we never had those relationships or a reason to come together.” Boruck hopes other communities will embrace the idea and consider putting stations up. “This is providing the opportunity that even a small community like Nakusp, or Salmo or Rock Creek, these pretty small centres … we can put up one of these stations … and be able to give them an opportunity to have a radio station.” VOAR is available at 105.9 FM in Castlegar, 92.9 FM in Nakusp, 102.1 in Fruitvale, 92.5 FM in Nelson, 106.9 FM in Grand Forks and 89.9 FM in Trail.

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Twenty groups signed a “Domestic Violence Accord” in Castlegar last week, outlining protocols for each agency in the event a woman should ask for help. Leanna Kozak of Castlegar RCMP Victim Services and Kris Taks of the Castlegar and District Community Services Society spearheaded the accord, which they started talking about a year and a half ago within the Violence Against Women in Relationships committee. “Our group talked a lot about the complexities in helping women,” Taks said. “How can we make sure we can support women who have experienced domestic violence?” Kozak wondered. They began to spread the word to different agencies in Castlegar, Nelson and Trail to see who would be interested and also secured funding in the process. “It was thinking anywhere a woman might show up who has experienced abuse,” Kozak said. Soon, they had 20 different agencies on board, including the RCMP, public health, transition houses, counselling services, School District 20. “I can see as time goes on we’ll add more,” Kozak said. The protocol in-

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Kris Taks and Leanna Kozak cut cake in celebration of the signing of Castlegar’s “Domestic Violence Accord,” a document which will help coordinate resources in response to incidents of violence against women.

volved the agency identifying their mandate and explaining what services they provide (such as risk assessment). “So if the woman shows up, here’s where you can refer her,” Kozak said, explaining each agency will have a resource list because of the accord. By having every-

one come together last week, Kozak said it was nice for representatives to meet each other and find out more about what each other does in the community. “It helped clarify for them in their own agencies what we do and don’t do,” she said. “I think it’s fair to say women have slipped through the cracks in

this community,” Taks said. “If this helps one woman, it was worth the year and a half of work.” With city council supporting the accord, Kozak said it will now go to the provincial level as an example, as Castlegar is one of the first communities to have such a document.

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Practical conservation It’s good that citizens like Steve Sanders are keeping an eye on things like the amount of water public green spaces are receiving, and it’s also good that the city is receptive to this input, even if it disagrees with Mr. Sanders’ claims of excessive irrigation at Twin Rivers Park. As you can read on page 3 of this edition of the Castlegar News, Mr. Sanders says he’s been watching closely and is convinced that the city is pouring too much water onto already saturated fields at the popular park. The civic works department disagrees, saying the new grass in the area requires a high level of saturation. Who’s right? It’s hard to say, but it does seem to us that if there is standing water on the field and rain in the forecast, it probably makes sense to keep the sprinklers off until conditions become a little drier. That said, unless the irrigation is threatening to damage the grass it is intended to maintain (as Mr. Sanders suggests might be the case), the city ought not go to excessive lengths simply to “save” a bit of water from being sprinkled onto the field and ultimately making its way back into the groundwater or river systems. Conservation is a noble goal — and one the city itself is promoting to its water customers — but in practical terms probably not worth it in this case if it means spending a significant amount of money paying city staff to constantly monitor the sprinkling systems and make frequent adjustments based on local conditions at each of Castlegar’s 16 parks. The timer system works well enough and is cost effective. If it means a little more water is sprayed onto city fields than is absolutely necessary, that’s not the end of the world. It’s not like Castlegar is facing an imminent water shortage. It’s a tricky position for the city, because it means perhaps not strictly practising what they preach in terms of conservation, but we think most taxpayers would rather see a little extra irrigation than a lot of extra spending. We want to hear from you.

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Radon at large in Castlegar We’ve been hearing a lot about Castlegar as a hot spot for radon emissions and the related problems of lung cancer. In fact, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control listed Castlegar household radon levels as the secondhighest in British Columbia. So I stopped in at Golder Associates last winter and picked up a radon kit to test my home. They gave me a tiny device that I hung in my basement for three months to see how much radon gas was leaking into my home. After the test period, I returned the test device to Golder Associates, who forwarded it to a laboratory for analysis. All of this was done free of charge. You can imagine my relief when the radon results for my home came back, and the test readings were low. In fact, my house radon level scored 158 bequerels per cubic metre, which is below the Canadian standard now set at 200. That was not the case with a home owned by a friend of mine. His home tested in the 1,500 bequerels per cubic metre range, clearly more than seven times the acceptable level. For a few days, he was terrified. Had his family already been affected by the high radon levels, and were they on the verge of getting cancer? Rather than simply remaining terrified, he decided to do something about the problem. Theresa Hodge Office Manager

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He had a sub-floor ventilation pipe installed with a fan to clear the air in his house. He spent about $2,000, but the improvement in the subsequent radon test was startling. His new reading placed him far below the 200 level. And now he can breathe a sigh of relief. You’ll ask: Why? The reason is that the higher the level of radon emissions into your home, the greater the risk of death from lung cancer. At the Canadian standard of 200 bequerels per cubic metre, the risk of getting lung cancer is about three per cent. However, according to some studies, detector readings at 1,500 bequerels per cubic metre create a risk as high as 22 per cent. So, one in five people with high radon readings in their homes are in danger of getting lung cancer. That risk is even higher if the homeowner is a current smoker, moving from 22 per cent risk to 52 per cent. That means that every second smoker with high radon readings in Castlegar could contract cancer. The Donna Schmidt Memorial Radon Abatement group has distributed nearly 800 detectors throughout Castlegar in the past two years with more than 600 returned. The typical exposures listed for Castlegar indicate that 46 per cent of homes tested are above Canadian standards.

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The hot spots are wide-spread. Your home may show readings below normal while your neighbour’s radon readings may be extremely high. No single section of Castlegar is better or worse than another. It all depends on the nature of the leakage from the rocks and granite beneath your home site. Many people with high radon readings in their homes have already installed ventilation pipes. Others have spent time filling cracks in their basement floors. Through Castlegar Rotary and the Donna Schmidt Memorial Radon Abatement Fund, a few owners will receive support to have their homes freed of these high levels. In fact, Rotary is currently carrying out a project on one home where the readings are above 1000 bequerels per cubic metre. In future, new homes will likely have to be built as radon-resistant units under the new provincial building code being readied for fall 2011. Castlegar City Council is ready to adopt this new code. However, this new code will not help the current situation of homes in Castlegar. The sooner your home is tested, the sooner you will know what to do. Test kits are available at the City of Castlegar and Golder Associates, or contact Dana Schmidt directly.

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Venue preparation threatens bird species I am writing concerning the May 12 editorial in the Castlegar News (‘Keep the torch of co-operation going’) about the BC Seniors Games. There are some inhabitants of these “river valleys and mountainsides� whose needs have not been considered in the co-operative process, and whose very survival is essential to honouring those needs. I’m referring to the birds whose homes and nesting cavities have been destroyed at Pass Creek Park to accommodate horseshoe pits for the games. The W.K. Naturalists were recently contacted by a local research biologist to solicit help in opposing tree cutting in the park during nesting season.

I and a number of other naturalists called the offices of local authorities to register our opposition and to inform the authorities of the necessity of preserving trees during this time. A few days before major cutting was to proceed we were told that the Regional District had been apprised of the birds’ needs and that the cutting operation was consequently discontinued. But the operation did go ahead as proposed, and approximately 50 prime cottonwood and cherry trees have been downed on the west side of Pass Creek Park. This park holds one of the two remaining stands of riparian cottonwood in the area which furnishes

nesting and foraging grounds for bird species including the Nashville warbler, Hammond’s flycatcher, spotted towhee and the pileated woodpecker. It is included in and considered critical to the winter and summer Audubon bird count, a major repository for bird count studies worldwide. I suspect that many seniors participating in the games and many citizens would be disturbed knowing that horseshoe pits were accomplished at the expense of quite a number of solid and beautiful trees which for decades supplied homes and nesting cover for a now even more precarious population of wild birds. Pamella Wik Rossland

So long, and thanks for all the art I love living in the Kootenays; though I never intended to settle here. I came here more or less by accident 18 years ago. I actually wanted to settle in the Okanagan, but as fate would have it, I fell in love and ended up staying. I got married here, had two of my three children here, made a home, forged a career and with the help of a nurturing and supporting community become a well and whole person. I came to this area in 1993 arriving on a bus fresh from a divorce with my two-year-old daughter. I was homeless, broke and an emotional wreck. Instead of the stigma of a crazy, single-mother artist, what greeted me was a lovely community full of support and understanding. I got a job as a waitress where the owner would give me food to take home for my small family. I took my paintings to a local cafe and they told me that they loved my work and hung it on the walls, a week later a young columnist, Anne Degrace, called me up and told me how much she liked my art and wrote a review in the Nelson newspaper. I thought I was in heaven. No one had ever been so nice to me in my whole life. Three months later I met my husband. The moment I first saw him it was like being hit in the head with some kind of love brick. After that there was marriage and babies born at the Nelson hospital. Despite the horrible health-care cutbacks to our community, I have always found the level of care here above and beyond that of the cities because of the fine dedicated doctors that live here. A few years ago I had a near-death experience mowing

the lawn. I hit a ground nest of wasps and was stung repeatedly putting me at mortal risk due to an allergic reaction. My friend and neighbour Shauna Hegan came to my rescue and drove me to the Castlegar hospital where Dr. Smart saved my life. The experience changed me forever. In the 18 years that I have lived here I have pursued art relentlessly in an area that embraces its artists. I have taught art to adults and children alike, painted murals, become a columnist, a publisher, a radio and TV producer, written and published two books and, most recently, a business owner and gallery director. I have always been inspired by the beautiful Kootenay landscape and have painted over 1,000 paintings depicting this area. (I know because I just did an inventory of my work.) I have also managed to amass quite a collection of artwork from the wealth of talented Kootenay artists living here. I am sorry to say that due to circumstances beyond my control our family is leaving the area. I am incredibly sad to leave. I will be moving my gallery to Kamloops and will hopefully re-open it there within the year. The Creative Edge Gallery will be open until July 30, however I personally will be gone mid-July. I would like to thank this community for all its support over the years and invite everyone to stop by the gallery for one last look. Thanks for all the art. Karla Pearce Creative Edge Gallery Castlegar

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COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING CBT’s Board of Directors invites you to attend their regularly scheduled public session, held at board meetings every two months. The public session being held in Rossland offers an opportunity to meet CBT’s Board and to ask questions about the work CBT is doing throughout the Basin. The meeting is being held at: The Prestige Mountain Resort, 1919 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011 If you are interested in making a presentation to the Board, please contact Maureen Forster at 1.800.505.8998 or







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May MAY: SR. ACTIVITIES @ COMPLEX. Mon.: 9:30 a.m. Floor

Curling (zone 6 practice), 10 a.m. Darts, 1 p.m. Whist. Tues: 9:30 p.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, May18 Raspberry Reunion. Thurs: 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. Bingo (not 1st Thurs.). 10 a.m. May 19 Zone 6 meeting, 2 p.m. May 5, Srs. General Meeting. 2-4 p.m. May Tea/Dance. Friday: 1 p.m. Crib & Bridge. MAY: THE CASTLEGAR HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TREASURE SHOP INVITES EVERYONE INTERESTED TO DROP IN AND VIEW THE 65+ NEW ITEMS BEING OFFERED IN THE SILENT AUCTION UNTIL MAY 30 WITH PROCEEDS GENERATED BACK INTO OUR COMMUNITY. Don’t forget to attend

our Open House on May 12 celebrating BCAHA Proclamation of Auxiliary Day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Treasure Shop is located at 210 - 11th Avenue, downtown Castlegar. Telephone 250-365-7317 for general information. MAY 26: SHOREACRES CEMETARY. AGM meeting - finan-

cial report and policies. 6:30 p.m. at Shoreacres Hall. MAY 29: VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCH. At the Pass Creek

Fall Fair Grounds - Relkoff Road, Robson from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. PCRES would like to invite all volunteers that have helped with past Fall Fairs and Bluegrass Jamborees to a Volunteer Luncheon at the Exhibition Grounds to show our appreciation of all

volunteers over the past 15 years. Please RSVP by May 26 to 365-6885. MAY 30: THE CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SOCIETY AGM. 7 p.m. in the Edu-

cation Room of the Castlegar Hospital. Reminders: The Castlegar Hospital Gift Shop is looking forward to receiving a shipment of new spring and summer clothing for the wee ones. Drop by for a visit of the new arrivals! The Silent Auction runs until May 30 and offers many exciting items to view at the Treasure Shop, 210 - 11th Avenue, Castlegar. Telephone 250365-7317. MAY 30: NATIVE PLANT PROPAGATION. With Eva Johansson.

Digital Presentation & Live Plants. 8 p.m. @ Trail Senior Centre. West Kootenay Naturalists. Public Invited Free. Info: 250-365-5647


join the Robson Choir, The Robson Painters and Children of Robson Community School as they feature their music and art. Art viewing begins at 6:00pm and Choir concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free! Robson Community School, 3131 Waldie. More info contact Dawn @ 304-2948 JUNE 3-4: FRIENDS OF THE CASTLEGAR LIBRARY ANNUAL SUNFEST BOOKSALE BLOWOUT!

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.

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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 castlegargardenclub@shaw. ca. JUNE 11: CHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2011. The

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!


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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 welcome. Information: Dorothy: 250-304-2885 or

and meet others who have immigrated to Canada, Mondays, 9:30 - 11 a.m. at Kootenay Family Place.



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 or 250365-5914. 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! ONGOING: THE TRAIL MAPLE LEAF BAND IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED BRASS, WOODWIND AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS. If you are


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

p.m. at Kootenay Family Place on Tuesdays.


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


a.m. - noon on Thursdays at Kootenay Family Place. All families welcome. Snack, circle time and fun.


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Mike at 365-8302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 3652738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 3657805.)


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

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



every Thursday night at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Castlegar (two blocks towards the river from the downtown post office on 4th Street). If you en

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

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A major recycling initiative is taking Zellstoff Celgar by storm. Although the pulp mill has recycled cardboard, wood and metal for some years, a recent implementation means almost all material has the option to be recycled. Different coloured bins from Waste Management are scattered throughout the mill, including green for cardboard, orange for scrap metal, yellow for stainless steel, fawn for scrap wood and red for asbestos. The blue bins, known as “co-mingle bins” are able to take mixed paper, tin, glass and plastic, according to Fiona Mackay, environmental superintendent for Celgar. The blue bins are a new offering, added Glen Phillips, recycling co-ordinator. “They had them elsewhere but they didn’t have them in the Kootenays,” he said. When added up, Celgar’s recycling now equals 3,200 kilograms a month, and the company is hoping to increase the



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Devon Jollimore, Celgar’s environment co-op student, Fiona Mackay, Celgar’s environmental superintendent and Glen Phillips, Celgar’s recycling co-ordinator stand by three of the many new recycling bins.

amount each year by 10 per cent. Aside from the bins, other items that can be recycled throughout the mill are acid batteries, regular batteries, electronics, light bulbs, waste oil, chemicals and liquids, contaminated oil, paint and aerosol cans, solvents and oily rags. Twice a year, Celgar brings in a big bin for electronics recycling as well. Mackay said the bin usually sees a lot of televisions and computers. Since this initiative began three years ago, they have collected more than 3.5 tonnes of electronics for re-

cycling. Celgar’s recycling committee has also passed around instructions on constructing a compost bin from pallets on site. Mackay said the program went over really well with employees when it was launched last week. “It was a very positive day,” she said. “A lot of this is employee-driven.” By having bins all over the site, Phillips said it not only makes recycling more convenient for employees, but it makes them more aware that it’s a more feasible option now.

“I think the co-mingle is pretty unique,” Mackay said. In terms of industrial waste, Mackay said Celgar fares better than other mills in the province, and expects to be in the top for recycling too. “We can accommodate a lot of different materials,” she said. Used gloves are even cleaned and sent to developing countries instead of thrown out. Mackay said most of the recycling initiatives, such as battery recycling, was brought up by an employee. “I think it starts with, ‘can we do something with this?’”


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Vandalism at ‘Substantial’ sentence for sex Robson school assault against local teenager Castlegar RCMP are looking for assistance from the public after weekend vandalism at Robson Community School. On May 17, RCMP found damage to the school's rooftop ventilation units, including large dents in the metal housing and broken electrical components, said Const. Tyler Mills. School staff estimate the damage to be between $4,000 and $5,000. "Residents in the area have seen youths on occasion consuming alcohol and smoking on the school grounds during non-supervised house," Mills said. "The vandalism appears to be an ongoing issue." Police are asking members of the public with information to contact 250-365-7721. /Castlegar News

A 23 year-old Trail man has begun what RCMP describe as a “substantial” sentence of 34 months in jail after being convicted of sexual assault. The assault was committed against a Castlegar teen, Cpl. Dan Pollock said. “The victim went to the school counselor where she first disclosed it and we became aware of it,” he said. The man, who will not be named in order to protect the identity of the victim, has already served four months, police said. As part of his sentence, he is prohibited from being anywhere there may be a child present for the remainder of his life. “I’ve never seen that before, to be honest,” Pollock said. “That’s a substantial condition.” He added the order goes on to say “he’s prohibited from attending any high school or where any persons under the age of 16 are present or can reasonably be expected to be present.” He’s also not allowed to volunteer in any capacity where he would be in a position of authority over people under the age of 16. /Castlegar News

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Eight girls vying for the title of Miss Castlegar will take the stage next Friday to put their skills they’ve learned over the past five months to the test. Sabrina Borad (Miss Royal Canadian Legion), Ashleigh Cameron (Miss Selkirk Lions), Kelsey Voykin (Miss Sunrise 2000 Rotary), Mirraka Moreau (Miss West’s Fashions), Taryn Scheltens (Miss Rotary), Marie Soukeroff (Miss Krueckl Financial), Dani Wah (Miss Kootenay Smile Studio) and Kailynn D’Onofrio (Miss Apple Auto Glass) have been working hard since January, honing their skills for the pageant. Carol Sommerville, pageant organizer said the girls have prepared by meeting each week for three hours to practice public speaking, modelLing and keeping up to date with current events. They’re also trained in nutrition, women’s safety and awareness, financial planning, makeup, resume writing, customer service and etiquette, personal interview skills, time management, city council, political parties and Castlegar history. “They’ve enjoyed the public speaking because they feel they’ve benefited the most,” Sommerville said. The girls, who are all in Grade 10 or 11, had their first public speaking opportunity when they introduced themselves to Castlegar city council on May 16. During the pageant, contestants will speak on topics that they will have prepared themselves. Continued on P. 11

MIRRAKA MOREAU Miss West’s Fashions I am 15 years old and I am a Grade 10 student currently enrolled in Stanley Humphries Secondary School. My family consists of my father Chris, my mother Zoyia, and my older brother Dakota. My favourite hobby is to dance. I have been dancing since I was seven and it has become my passion. In my free time, I like to work out and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. My future goal is to become a dental hygienist because I believe in a healthy, happy smile.

MARIE SOUKEROFF Miss Krueckl Financial Services Inc. I am 16 years old. I live in Pass Creek with my parents Vera and Terry. I have four siblings, Alysha, Stefanie, Brian and Bradley. I am a Grade 10 student at SHSS. I enjoy studying visual arts and languages and have completed the Russian Immersion Program. After high school I plan to further my education in a field of my interest. I have been an active participant in the Castlegar Girls Softball League for many years. I appreciate being able to take part in activities such as hiking and snowboarding in the beautiful Castlegar area.

ASHLEIGH CAMERON Miss Selkirk Lions Club

KELSEY VOYKIN Miss Sunrise (2000) Rotary

I am currently a Grade 10 student at SHSS. I live with my parents, Ahren and Kristy. We have a little chihuahua, Ruby. In my spare time I enjoy doing makeup for friends and family. I am employed at Chopsticks. I like to travel and model. After I graduate I plan to go to school to become a makeup artist and see where life takes me from there. In the meantime, I am honored to be a part of the 2011 Miss Castlegar Pageant.

I am 16 years old and a Grade 10 student at SHSS. I am in the Late French Immersion Program, which I really enjoy. I live in Genelle with my mom, Kathy, my dad, Gerald, my sister, Ashley and my three cats. Drama and art are my passion. I plan on continuing my education in these two fields after graduation. I love sports. Basketball is my favourite sport and I also play softball. In my spare time I enjoy exploring Genelle, dirtbiking with my dad and sister, writing and reading.

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Castlegar contestants Continued from P. 10


SABRINA BROAD Miss Royal Canadian Legion

I’m 15 years old in Grade 10 and enrolled in the French Immersion Program at SHSS. I moved to Castlegar five years ago with my mom, dad and my younger brother. Since then we’ve adopted two lazy cats. I love spending my spare time with friends, listening to music, reading, writing and shooting some hoops. I play fastball in the spring and basketball in the winter. NASCAR is my favourite sport, and my goal is to go to a NASCAR race and get Jimmie Johnson’s autograph.

Someday I will find my place in this big world and make a difference in someone’s life, but at present I am a 15-yearold Grade 10 Honour Roll SHSS student. Academics are very important to me and I enjoy succeeding in school. I love to be active indoors and out, and my favourite sports and activities are gymnastics, volleyball, soccer and swimming. I enjoy adventures, creating new opportunities and meeting new people. During my spare time I like to paint, draw, read and spend time with my family and friends.

KAILYNN D’ONOFRIO Miss Apple Auto Glass

DANI WAH Miss Kootenay Smile Studio

I am 15 years old and enrolled in SHSS. I am in the Grade 10 Late French Immersion program. I live with my mom Katina, dad Lucio, siblings Alexanderia and Cale, and my grandmother Penny. I am a very active person. I play on the school volleyball and soccer teams. After I graduate from high school, I plan to take my first two years at Selkirk College in the Nursing Program. I have started working at Mitchell Supply and I love it.

I’m currently in Grade 11 at SHSS. My favourite subjects are Psychology and Law. I live with both my parents, Lisa and Dave, as well as our beloved, but pesky, chihuahua. My favourite things to do include playing soccer, travelling, shopping and spending time with friends and family. My future aspirations are to become a lawyer, travel to Europe and possibly learn a third language.

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Sommerville said they’ve also enjoyed the modelling and etiquette portions of the training. Prior to pageant night, each girl will go to visit the service club or business they’re representing to introduce themselves. Then, they’ll learn about the club or business and deliver a speech about it during the pageant. Sommerville said if the girls have an affiliation with one of the groups, she’ll represent that one, otherwise they’re drawn out of a hat. Along with speeches, pageant night will feature an opening dance, talent presentation, frugal fashion show, evening gowns, impromptu question and then awards and crowning. But the journey doesn’t end for the girls who aren’t crowned Miss Castlegar or Miss Castlegar Princess (the runnerup.) “[The girls] continue volunteering until December with community activities,” Sommerville said, such as the Pass Creek Fall Fair and Canada Day celebrations. “It just gives them an extra opportunity to volunteer if they want to.” Miss Castlegar and Miss Castlegar Princess will travel to pageants and parades in different communities and act as a youth ambassador for Castlegar. They’ll also help at community functions. The pageant begins June 3 at 7 p.m. at Stanley Humprhies Secondary School. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Can’t make it to the pageant? Look for the 2011 Miss Castlegar in the Sunfest Parade the next morning.

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Exhibitors are encouraged to provide an “experience” for festival attendees through demonstration and presentation. If you are selling a product, a high quality of craftsmanship is expected and your product must be crafted, grown or produced locally. Any exhibitors with imported products will be asked to remove them immediately. Please include several pictures of your work with your booking form if applicable. $40.00

FOOD VENDOR BOOTHS The committee will be looking for a variety of local cuisines as well as family favourites. Food vendors must provide a permit from the Interior Health Authority by June 15, 2011 and abide by their rules and regulations. $60.00

NON-PROFIT EXHIBITOR BOOTHS These booths are for information only. No products or food items are to be sold and any items to be given away must be approved by the Festival Committee. $25.00 To apply please contact Audrey Polovnikoff at 250-365-3386 ext. 4105 or download and submit the application form at

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Aboriginal Awareness Week gives kids


Castlegar News Reporter

More than 1,500 Kootenay students experienced aboriginal awareness last week. Organized by School District 20’s (SD20) aboriginal education department, Aboriginal Awareness Week has been celebrated for the last six years. Taking place on Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace grounds, students flooded the area daily to learn about aboriginal culture. “We try to provide as many students as possible bits on the culture,” Christine Marsh, an aboriginal education program teacher said. She explained the program has continued to grow each year and what started as a learning activity for SD20 students has grown into a field trip for daycares and students out of the district as well. Students rotated through stations, learning through hands-on activities, including traditional games, shield-making, fire-starting, making pitch medicine, smudging, pictographs, pine needle baskets and aninishinabe (the clan system). “We try and cover different parts of each aboriginal tribe,” Marsh said, noting students in the district belong to a variety. Each student entered the large teepee on the grounds to make their own shield. Continued on P. 13

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Grade 1 students from Castlegar Primary learn how to play a traditional aboriginal game during their visit to the Mir Centre for Peace to participate in Aboriginal Awareness Week last Thursday.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Castlegar Primary students paint animals on their shields; Murhi Kencayd teaches students about smudging; kids learn a traditional game; Grade 1 students draw pictographs.


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They were able to choose one of the five Sinixt spirit animals to paint on it: frog, mountain goat, grizzly bear, snake, coyote or caribou. “We talk to kids about why smudging was used,” Marsh said. “It’s usually used for purification and prayer.” Each student was also able to take a smudging kit, which included tobacco, sweetgrass, cedar and sage. Pitch medicine, which is made out of tree sap and Vaseline, can be used for cuts and scratches to help get rid of or prevent infections, as well as reduces scarring. Each student was given a small pot of the medicine to take home. Traditional games the students learned were toe toss stick, the knee jump, kainsish and finger pull. Pictographs, which are drawn pictures on a rock, were used to mark a hunting ground or experience, the students learned. Each participant was given the opportunity to draw their own pictographs on rocks. To end the day, students were shown different ways to start fires by Chris Moransky, who has been practising the rituals for 30 years. He showed them the technique for rubbing wood together, starting a fire with a bow drill and using a tinder bundle. During his demonstration, students tried bannock (a fried bread) and juice. Marsh said the preparation for the week starts way in advance and wouldn’t be possible without a ton of co-operation. Demonstrators for the week included Murhi Kencayd, Kim Robertson, Chris Moransky, Laurine Oliver, Laura Paul, Taress Alexis, Angie Hart, Maggie Brown, Betty Offin and SD20 Cultural Co-ordinator Bonnie Vickers.

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It’s almost that time. Time for a summer long exhibition (and year round display) of sculptures in every size, shape and medium. Castlegar SculptureWalk 2011 is ready to kick off, bigger and better than the inaugural year. Here’s your chance to view some amazing pieces of art, get downtown and get a little exercise all at once. Best of all, you are able and encouraged to vote on your personal favourite and the city will purchase it in the fall for permanent display. SculptureWalk 2011 launches June 3, and the organizers want you to be a big part of it. “Last year nearly 1,600 people voted on their favourite piece,� said SculptureWalk Society president Pat Field. “This year we are looking to increase that number considerably, so I’m encouraging everyone to take the tour, see some incredible work and cast their vote.� The number of sculptures

is up heading into the second year — from 17 to 25. These are world class artists displaying their work right here in the downtown of our city. Local and regional sculptors are well represented, and many of last year’s participants are back with another creation. It’s easy to vote, and the range of emotions contained in the works and what you’ll feel is vast. Some pieces are sinuous, sensual and abstract, others incredibly life-like and full of detail. Many are humorous, whimsical, magical and fantastical. Others make you ponder, consider and think. Some are straightforward, others are perplexing. What they all share is the intensity and vision of the sculptor, and the need to be interpreted and seen by all of us. They are labours of love certainly; more importantly they add to the city’s cultural cachet. SculptureWalk is responsible for increased tourism which is good for businesses

and fosters growing international recognition for the city as a place where public art is recognized and encouraged. SculptureWalk 2011 runs from June until September, although many of the works will be displayed year round. The program has grown substantially and will continue to do so. All the sculptures are available to be leased or purchased — nearly a quarter of last year’s exhibited works were sold, beautifying the place we call home. So whether considering buying or simply admiring, you need to get out, bring your summer visitors and explore the installations dotting the downtown. Lace up those sneakers or hiking boots, bring the kids, plan to vote for your favourite at the handy ballot boxes and be prepared to be amazed and awed, appreciative and proud. /Submitted by SculptureWalk Society

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End of a great season The 2011 competition season for Turning Pointe Performance Company (TPPC) has come to a close. We would like to recognize the hard work and commitment all dancers, teachers and parents put forward this year! Our 52 dancers attended festivals/competitions in Vernon, Cranbrook and Castlegar. Every year TPPC says good-bye to graduating dancers. This year we would like to recognize Heather Anderson, Lauren Coutts, Chloe McKenzie and Stephanie Townsend for their years of dedication to dance. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and know that you will be successful in all that you do! On behalf of the executive of TPPC, we


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New interior, same popular menu following fire KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

It’s back to business at Cuisine of India after five months of renovations due to a fire that ravaged the restaurant in December. “It’s been very busy ever since we opened [in 2004] and it’s been busier since we re-opened (in early May),” said Pam Uppal, who owns the restaurant with husband Ajay. On Dec. 1, an electrical short caused the basement to go up in flames after hours, with fire and smoke damage totalling close to $100,000. Uppal said they were forced to replace virtually the entire interior of the restaurant. “We had to upgrade everything,” she said. “We had no choice.”

What has made the restoration time worth it, however, is the community, she said. “We’re really happy things are back to normal now,” she said. “The main thing is the community. They’ve been so supportive.” As one of the few Indian restaurants in the West Kootenay, Uppal said they have regular customers from Castlegar as well as Nelson, Trail and Rossland. During the five months off, she said she and the staff had some trouble dealing with not coming to work at the restaurant every day. “People missed us and we missed working here too,” she said of herself and the three other staff members. “We were going through the same [withdrawal].” Cuisine of India, located at

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908 Columbia Ave., has been in the same location since opening seven years ago. Uppal said they’ll continue doing business they way they’ve done since the beginning. “We stick with what people like,” she said. “Same food, same

cook, same everything.” The restaurant offers a lunch buffet Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open for dinner daily until 9 p.m. Uppal said as devastating as the fire was, they were encour-

aged to reopen as soon as possible because of the community. “We love being here and we look forward to serving them for years and years,” she said. “Small town is our home. We’re like a family.”

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (ECCE) INSTRUCTOR Applications are invited for an ECCE program instructor. The successful candidate will be registered as an Early Childhood Educator in B.C. and have an ECCE or related degree (master’s degree preferred). Other qualifications include 5 years of current relevant experience in a variety of early childhood settings including infant toddler and administration. PART-TIME, CONTINUOUS CONTRACT 45%: commencing August 2, 2011. Competition #27. Closing June 3, 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 |

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CARPENTRY RELIEF INSTRUCTOR Applications are invited for the position of Carpentry Relief Instructor. The successful applicant will instruct learners in all levels of technical training in the Provincial Apprenticeship and Foundation (Entry Level) Carpentry programs at both the Silver King and Grand Forks campuses. Qualifications include high school graduation, Carpentry Red Seal certification, plus a minimum of 5 years of related industrial experience as a Carpenter. ON-CALL, SHORT-TERM and/or RELIEF, commencing immediately. Competition #26, Closing June 1, 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 |

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‘Incubating’ small businesses Small business is big business in British Columbia. Small, innovative businesses play a critical role in BC’s overall economy and are a key factor in economic development strategies for communities within the Kootenay Region. However, encouraging and supporting small business growth can be a challenge at the community and regional level. This issue was on the minds of the sister organizations Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) representing the East and West Kootenays respectively. KRIC and KAST are dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the Kootenays. They provide a wide range of high-value services including business mentoring and coaching, networking and connections, and dynamic learning events to stimulate the growth of innovative and technology businesses with the intent of maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of the region. “Small businesses are particularly vulnerable during their first five years and we wanted to explore what tools are available to encourage and support small business growth within our

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mandate area,” says KRIC executive director Larry Sparks. “One potential economic development tool that we identified was business incubation.” KRIC and KAST worked together to secure support from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program to develop a report to assist Kootenay communities in determining if business incubation was an appropriate contribution to their economic development strategies. KRIC and KAST contracted Kimberley-based consulting firm Green Dimensions to conduct a phase one business incubator feasibility study which is now available online on the KRIC and KAST websites. Entitled, “Introduction to Business Incubators: A Kootenay Opportunity — a report by KRIC and KAST,” the report provides community stakeholders with the information necessary to understand the different models of business incubators, the benefits to businesses and communities alike and the process to develop a successful business incubator. According to the report’s author Schaun Goodeve, “It is clear that business incubators provide essential services and support that start ups require to be successful. Whether it is business

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mentoring or cost savings through shared office resources, business incubator clients have a remarkably high success rate compared to businesses that go it alone.” The report outlines the various services that a business incubator could provide and details the characteristics of a successful incubator. “Our research indicates that there needs to be a local champion to assume a lead role in assembling stakeholders and generating community support,” Goodeve added. “Secondly, it is imperative that communities conduct a comprehensive feasibility study that would determine among other variables the focus of the incubator, a sustainable funding model, partner institutions/organizations, evaluation of the model and potential site for the incubator.” Ultimately KRIC and KAST expect that the report will serve as a useful resource for communities considering business incubation. For more information about the report or business incubation please contact KRIC or KAST directly at or

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New neighbourhood garden opens

After several years of planning, the vision of a community garden at Grandview Heights has become reality. This spring the landscape committee of Kootenay Columbia Seniors Housing Cooperative formed the Grandview Neighbourhood Garden. We welcome gardeners from surrounding communities and subdivisions in the south Castlegar area to join us and make this truly a “Neighbourhood Garden.� Presently we have 12 allotment garden beds, with plans to double that number in the future. We have applied for numerous grants to fund an irrigation system, construct a deer fence and build a bear-proof compost bin in which we can

compost household kitchen scraps instead of sending them to the landfill. On Earth Day in April, the Kootenay Co-op awarded us $500 Environmental Fund Grant, which will be used to construct the compost bin. Thank you Kootenay Co-op. Thanks are also due to others who supported us with our project — Kalesnikoff Lumber, Mar-West Construction, the many volunteers who donated time and gardening material, and the Castlegar Garden Club, who met with us to advise and share their expertise. If you would like to reduce your impact on the environment by producing some of your own food, share garden knowledge and make new friends while get-

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City Works Day As seen in the above photos, “City Works Dayâ€? in Castlegar on Wednesday last week was an overwhelming success. The weather co-operated and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. Kids from kindergarten to Grade 3 came and toured the Works Yard and learned about all that Public Works does. We had displays on water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, ďŹ re ďŹ ghting, ambulance and the mechanical shop. Additionally we had rides on the trackless, loader, excavator, backhoe, dump truck and Fortis bucket truck. One of the of the most popular stations was the hot dog stand where every child received a free hot dog and juice graciously donated by Safeway. We also had two brave mascots, Sparky the Fire Dog and Dozer Dug.

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Doukhobors gather for Brilliant performances Saturday evening program delights as part of annual USCC Union of Youth Festival

Members of the Grand Forks Ladies Collective perform a Russian folk song. Later, they were joined for a surprise collaboration from the Grand Forks Men’s Choir.

The Brilliant Cultural Centre was packed with people coming to see the highlyanticipated evening show, featuring choirs and performances from all over the province.

The Doukhobor Men’s Acapella Tri-Choir, made up of members of the Grand Forks Men’s Choir, Kootenay Men’s Choir and Krestova Men’s Choir sang a number of songs during Saturday’s performace. The choir has been singing together for over 10 years and have even released an album.

The USCC Union of Youth Choir opened the evening by fusing their Doukhobor and Canadian roots with a rendition of the Log Driver’s Waltz, complete with dancing. The ages of the members range from 15 to 30 and the members were heavily involved in organizing the weekend’s festivities. Kim Magi photos

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Competitive card game a local part of Seniors Games KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

The BC Seniors Games holds a variety of events with various levels of physical intensity. For mental stimulation, players will turn to whist, a card game to be held at Twin Rivers Elementary School. Doug Hickey, the chair of whist (who also doubles as principal for the school) said the event will be held over two days in the school’s gym. “Ultimately, the expectation is there’s up to 100 participants,” he said. Tables will be set up throughout the gym and people will able to walk around and watch, Hickey said. Zone 6 (West Kootenay-Boundary) includes Castlegar and the players have already started practising, Hickey said. “Every Monday they play whist at the Seniors Centre and I think those people have qualified already,” he said.

In fact, he’s going to join in next week to learn exactly flights but all of the flights will play off for potentially a super-gold.” how the game works. Whist will be held on Aug. 18 and 19. A full schedule “It’s like bridge,” he said. “It has some similarities.” Couples play against each other and the deck of cards will come out closer to the event’s start date. Hickey said he is looking for volunteers to help run is split between them. The dealer can play any card in his or her hand and each player must follow suit by the whist venue. For more information on how to get playing a card in that suit if they have one. The “trick”, involved with this event or more generally with the BC or section, is won by the highest Senior Games, set to take place across the West Kootenay this August, visit card of the suit led. Part of the skill is remember- and click on “Volunteer.” ing which cards have already been played and adjusting your strategy accordUntil the Kootenays hosts the B.C. Senior Games! ingly. The game originated in the 17th century, apparently earning its name from the roots of wistful, meaning quiet and attentive. Hickey said the couples will be catTo volunteer check out our website at You can also pick egorized into six flights. up Volunteer registration forms at the Recreation Complexes in Trail, Castlegar and Nelson “There will be medals in each of the

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Castlegar teams at National Classified Bowling Championship this weekend The mens and ladies national classified bowling teams from Castlegar will be representing British Columbia this weekend in Kitchener, Ont. The ladies team is made up of Tara Perepolkin, Lynn Smith, Lisa Lesy, Leasa Adams and Brenda Zoobkoff while Geoff Tellier, Paul Fomenoff, Travis Ready, Brian Oliver and Derek Vigue will represent the men. Both teams had to make a change prior to the national event. Shelly Stoushnow and Derek Handley both unfortunately were not able to make the trip and were replaced by Brenda Zoobkoff and Derek Vigue. Both teams will bowl two games each against Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northern Ontario, Southern Onatario, Quebec and Newfoundland.

Each game will be match play format with one point awarded for each win (No. 1 bowler versus No. 1 bowler, No. 2 versus No. 2 and so on) and three points for total pinfall for a total of eight points for each match. There will be a total of eight matches bowled on Saturday, May 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. and six matches on Sunday, May 29 starting again at 9:30 a.m. The results and standings will be posted on line as each match is completed. Results can be found at — just click on “National Classified Bowling Championships” in the drop down under “National Championships.” /Submitted

Junior golf circuit coming to Castlegar club this Saturday KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

Zone 1 junior golfers played two rounds last weekend and will continue this Saturday in Castlegar. The first round of the weekend was at Redstone in Rossland, where Christina Lake’s Tanner Kopan finished with 71. Birchbank’s Steve Simister had his personal best of the year, finishing with 77 and winning the 17-18 year-old category. Garrett Underwood from Champion Lake won the 15-16 year-old division with 76, Isaac Janzen of Creston won the 13-14 year-old category with 84. Kaeden Lane from Christina Lake won the nine-hole division with a score of 38. Kopan and Simister kept up the close play on Sunday, finishing with 78 and 79, respectively. However that wasn’t enough to squeak out a

win in front of Redstone’s Kevin Bennett, who finished with 76 and Jordan Hoodicoff from Christina Lake who finished with 77. Eighty was the magical number in the 1516 year-old division where Brenan Moroney, Tyler McKay and Garrett Underwood all tied, then competed in a three-way playoff with Moroney finishing first. Lane finished first in the nine hole division again with a score of 40. Five golfers qualified for the BC Junior tournament over the weekend as well: Kopan, Bennett, Underwood, Moroney and McKay. One more spot will be awarded after the zone round in Creston. Castlegar golfers will have home-course advantage this Saturday with a 2 p.m. start at the course. Please email Rob McKay at if you plan to play.

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Reine Ange Adshead R i AAnge Ad Reine Adshead h d was bborn M Marchh 10 10, 19 1928 28 to Mr. M andd M Mrs. rs. Gagne in Quebec. She passed away at the age of 83 on May 19, 2011 at Talarico Place located in Castlegar, BC. Reine is predeceased by her husband Cecil Adshead and her parents parents. She is lovingly remembered by her sons Edward of Robson, BC, Chris of Castlegar, BC, Daniel (Christine) of Burton, BC, Alfred of Robson, BC, Charles of Castlegar, BC, a daughter Pauline (Gary)Cronelly of Ear Falls, Ontario, 9 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, 2 sisters and a sister in law. Reine came to British Columbia in 1948 settling in various parts of British Columbia before moving to Burton and to Castlegar in 2005. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation will take place in Nelson, BC at the Nelson Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to the Charity of their Choice. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences can be expressed at

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Guido, Guy Guido, G id Guy G born b G Guido id Gfroereis passed away on May 18, 2011 at 2:15 AM at the age of 104. Born in Tubingen Germany on Sept 20, 1906 Guy came to Canada in 1928 and lived his entire life in various towns in the Okanagan and the Kooteneys. Sadly predeceased by his loving wife Isabelle (nee Dumont) and his eldest daughter Rose Marie Haight, Guy is survived by nine children Mark (Carmen) of Castlegar, Mike (Judy) of Cranbrook, Barb Guido of Victoria, Joan Guido of Vancouver, Isabelle (Dave) Price of Acme AB, Ken (Judy) of Oyama, Robert (Ev) of Victoria, Elizabeth (Doug) Jackson of Salmon Arm, Jim (Dawn) of Castlegar; 27 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Guy was a remarkable man who will be lovingly remembered by family, relatives and friends. The family wishes to express their gratitude Castleview Care Center and the caring staff who assisted Guy through the last months of his life. A memorial service and mass was held on May 24, 2011 at St Rita’s Parish Church in Castlegar with Father Harry Clarke officiating. Donations may be made to the Rotary International “End Polio Now” campaign.

Vera Popoff It is with deep sorrow that we announce to passing of Vera Popoff.

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The family of the late Andre Lorenzo Aubin expresses sincere gratitude to Dr. M.J. Lesperance, Dr. Scotland, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and Talarico Place Care Centre for their support and kindness during this extremely difficult time. Thank you to all of our Wonderful Family, Friends and Neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, the beautiful cards and flowers, delicious food and donations. Special thank you for all those who attended the Prayers and the Mass of Christian Burial, Father Harry J. Clarke for celebrating such a beautiful Mass, the CWL for the lovely lunch, the Choir and the Organist. Thank you to Leanne Harrison for singing Amazing Grace at the Rosary and Prayers, and everyone that had nice memories to share with us at the luncheon. Thank you to Castlegar Funeral Chapel for your help and compassion. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

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Vera was born on June 30, 1914 in the village of Poupore near Castlegar BC. She was the second eldest of thirteen children. Vera lived most of her life at Perry’s Siding BC. She tended a large vegetable garden as well as the many flowers around her modest little home. One of her hobbies was knitting and crocheting. She made beautiful tablecloths, doilies, socks, slippers and aprons. She is survived by her daughter Elan O’Brien; daughterin-law Victoria Popoff; grandchildren Paul (Keri) Popoff, Jacqueline (Brian) Burnham and Dan Popoff; two brothers Andy and Mike Popoff and great-grandchildren Savannah, Cassidy, Tyler, Branden, Aidan and Zack. Predeceased by son Allan Popoff as well as both parents and ten siblings. Vera passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011 at Talarico Place Care Centre in Castlegar BC. Funeral services will be private, as was Vera’s wish. Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. “SHE IS FREE AT LAST”

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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. 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: 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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Buying, Selling? Apt/Condo for Rent 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 Castlegar: Bachelor Suite $575/mth utilities included off street parking, Cats OK access to backyard N/S ref required 250-505-0507 CASTLEGAR Downtown 3 Bdrm Apartment with Sunroom and Garden Deck. $975/mth, Avail June 1st, F/S, W/D, Heat included, N/S, N/P Phone (250)365-2290 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday NORTH CASTLEGAR 1 & 2 Bdrm furnished & unfurnished Apartments very clean, & many many extra’s 365-5246

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Castlegar Downtown 1 Bdrm Apt Includes Utilities & parking $615/mth ROSSLAND 1 Bdrm $1,000/mth furnished Phone 250-608-3930 THRUMS Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck with addition, no dogs 250-3597178 or 250-304-9273

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23rd ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 27th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 28th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 120 tables.$2 admission is good for both days. $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 A FREE Telephone Service. Get your first month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. 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 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. COLORADO BLUE Spruce, 2 year old: $1.49/each for a box of 150 ($223.50). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries and berries. Free shipping. 1-866873-3846 or DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB Covers & Accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. 1-888-611-7660. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. 1-800566-6899 Ext.400OT Silver Buyer in Town Now. Buying Old Coins, Collections, Silver, Sterling,Flatware, Gold, Jewelry, etc. 1-800-948-8816


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

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

Boats 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 .

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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 1 Brdm Suite, big living room & kitchen, $800/mth includes everything, Call 250-365-9947 CASTLEGAR Basement suite 2 1/2 Bdrm, Spacious, 5 appl N/S, $800/mth incl utilities 250-365-8386 after 5:00 pm

Warehouse Lien Act of B.C. Pine Tree Market and Mini Storage, 1884 Pass Creek Road claims a Warehouse Lien against Chris Schneider of Castlegar, BC for arrears of storage rent amounting to $946.40 plus any additional costs of storage that accrue. If not paid in full the contents (household goods) will be sold or disposed of May 31, 2011

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Sports Big Fish, Big Winners The Arrow Yacht Club handed out trophies, prizes and cheques at the end of their long weekend fishing derby on Monday. From left to right: Larry McAulay - adult hidden weight winner with a 4.8 pound fish, Abby Pereverzoff - junior hidden weight winner with a 1.11 pound fish, Dave Pereverzoff - men’s large winner with a 6.7 pound fish, grand prize winner Shirley Zaytsoff with a 9.15 pound fish, Steve Drew, standing in for ladies large winner Shannon Roach with a 2.9 pound fish and junior winner Alec Pistak, winning with a 1.13 pound fish. The weekend finished off with a barbecue lunch and drinks, after a brief weather hiatus on Sunday. The derby participants didn’t seem to mind, though — it gave them an excuse to watch the Canucks game in the clubhouse. Kim Magi photo

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Youth bowlers finish fifth in national event

On April 5 the provincial finals of the youth doubles bowling was held in Kelowna. Castle Bowl was represented in the Bantam division by Ella Handley and Daniel Dezan with Coach Derek Handley finished in seventh place with a combined total of 110 pins over their averages. The team Blake Zurwik and Ben Kalmakoff with coach Shelly Stoushnow in the junior division placed fifth at 179 pins over their combined averages. In the Senior division the team of Alyssa Carr and Kelsea Dorosz and coach Lynn Smith won gold finishing at 222 pins over their average. Their results were sent into Bowl Canada, as were the other provinces’ as they completed the event (on various weekends). Once all the scores were received a national champion was named. Alberta won gold at +413, followed by Manitoba at +383, Northern Ontario +300, Southern Ontario +231 and then BC (Carr/Dorosz) +222. /Submitted

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