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CAO search fails to find new city chief SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff

It’s back to the drawing board in Cranbrook’s search for a new city chief. The City of Cranbrook has been looking for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) since May, but the first round of applications failed to produce the right candidate. “We conducted phone interviews with seven candidates, and an in-person interview with one candidate. Following these interviews, mayor and council did not find a suitable candidate and has decided not to proceed with any applicants from the initial posting for the CAO position,” said Drew

Miller, the city’s human resources manager. Former CAO Will Pearce vacated the position at the end of May to take a position in Vernon. He had been in the city’s top job for eight years. The city received 33 applications in the first round of the job posting, but ultimately decided not to proceed with any of those candidates. “We will be reposting the position in September, and will continue with the recruitment process through the fall,” said Miller. In the meantime, the city’s Director of Finance Wayne Staudt has been appointed Acting CAO.

Cranbrook residents responsible for their own trees, City says SUBMIT TED


THE SIGNS, THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’: It’s the Rec Plex no more. A crew from Selkirk Signs were busy Wednesday removing the old sign and preparing to install a new one at Western Financial Place, Cranbrook’s newly named recreational complex. The Alberta-based sponsor, affiliated with Falkins Insurance, won naming rights for 10 years with a $750,000 bid.

The circumstances – combination of rain soaked soils and extreme wind – under which so many trees were damaged around the City of Cranbrook during the severe windstorm of Friday July 20, 2012 are

considered rare. As a result, the situation regarding trees, both on private and public property and the responsibility for those trees has become a topic of discussion around the community.

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Kevin Falcon says he’s stepping down James Keller Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — British Columbia Finance Minister Kevin Falcon is quitting his cabinet post and won’t run in next May’s election, leaving a hole in the faltering Liberal government that some supporters worry will be difficult to fill. Falcon, whose wife is due to have another child in February, told a gathering of reporters Wednesday he didn’t want to be preparing a budget while welcoming a new baby. Falcon said he’ll be pursuing opportunities in the private sector — he insisted he doesn’t have anything lined up yet — because it will allow him more time with his family. “For me, as still a young person with some opportunities that might avail themselves in the private sector, I’d like to

B.C. Finance Minister to quit post and won’t be running again have a little more worklife balance, and I think I can achieve that with a private-sector job more so than continuing in the public sector,’’ Falcon told a news conference. Falcon has been signalling since last spring he was reconsidering his future after getting married and becoming the father of a daughter. He announced Wednesday he and his wife are expecting their second child. The Liberals have been badly slipping in the polls ahead of the May 2013 provincial election, with growing support for the NDP exacerbated by the Liberal party’s right-of-centre supporters fleeing to the fledgling B.C. Conservatives. Falcon bristled at the suggestion he was es-

caping a sinking ship. “When people have been in public life for 10, 12, 15, 16 years, you can’t say that, because they’re leaving, they’re jumping ship,’’ he said, while reaffirming his support for the premier. “I am a strong supporter of the premier and I am a strong supper of government. One of the things I believe is very important in politics is loyalty. I remain very loyal to our former premier and I remain loyal to this premier.’’ Falcon, who was first elected to the legislature in 2001, ran unsuccessfully for the Liberal party leadership. He repeatedly criticized Clark because she wouldn’t commit to running in a provincial election even if she didn’t win the leadership contest. But that was then.

“Circumstances have changed,’’ he said. “I’ve now got an additional baby on the way, a baby that’s being delivered in February, and that means I now have two very young children, and to continue on in the role would mean a lot of time away from the family.’’ Clark quickly issued a statement describing Falcon as “the hardest working finance minister in the country,’’ and she thanked him for helping B.C. retain its triple-A credit rating, “despite the worst global recession in generations.’’ Clark once quit politics herself for family reasons. “I know how hard it can be to balance the needs and aspirations of family life while wanting to serve publicly,’’ she

said in her statement. “I wish Kevin and his growing family continued success and happiness and thank him for his incredible tenure.’’ Shirley Bond, who is already justice minister and attorney general, will take over as acting finance minister. Even before news about a new baby, Falcon had been musing publicly about his future. “I care a lot about the (Liberal) party,’’ he said last March at the legislature. “I’ve invested a lot of time in it. But I also care a lot about my family. I have a young child at home. Before I make a major decision like that, I want to make sure I spend the time thinking about it and talking to my family and thinking about our future.’’

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British Columbia Finance Minister Kevin Falcon pauses while announcing he is stepping down from his cabinet post and that he won’t seek reelection, during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, August 29.

Trees on your property are your responsibility, City of Cranbrook says Continued from page 1

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It wasn’t all hard work! As the photo shows, these little Highland dancers are enjoying a well deserved break. Thirty-five dancers from Cranbrook, Kimberley, Creston, Trail and Castelgar are attending the 5th Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Highland Dance Camp being held in Cranbrook this week. Shalni Prowse, from Kamloops is the guest instructor for all the Highland Classes. The dancers are also enjoying Ballet, Zumba, Strength and Conditioning and Highland Choreography. This year, to compliment the instruction, the girls are involved in Sports Psychology. Students of Liela Cooper and Hali Duncan will travel to Calgary and Canmore this weekend to participate in their annual Highland Games. Above: Maddie MacLeod, Saige dePaoili, Anny Betker, Holly Gale, Paris Howe.

BCGEU plans strike next week C a na d ian Pres s

VANCOUVER — Government workers in B.C. have staged several small-scale strikes over the summer, but next week they plan to go all out. The union representing the workers says the entirety of its 27,000 members will stage a oneday strike on Sept. 5.

Officials with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union say they will be joined by select Insurance Corporation of B.C. workers in the walkout. There’s been little progress in ongoing negotiations between the province and union for a new collective agreement. Smaller groups of unionized

workers have already held brief strikes over the summer, including staff at the forests ministry earlier this month and those at several liquor distribution branches in July. The union has rejected a twoyear, 3.5 per cent wage increase proposal made by the government.

Each resident is responsible for trees on their own private property and are encouraged to have a professional arborist assess and/or remove trees if there is concern around safety and potential property damage should a tree come down. It is the responsibility of residents to talk to their neighbours when it comes to concerns around neighbourhood trees. Ownership of the tree is determined at ground level. Private trees are those that have 51 percent or more of their diameter on the private side of the property line and City-owned trees are those that have 51 per cent or more of the trunk diameter on the City side of the property line. If you are unsure as to the ownership of a tree(s), please refer to your property survey, usually found with your home purchase documents. It is also recommended to review your home insurance policy around damage to property or adjacent properties sustained from falling trees or other tree debris like branches, etc. The City of Cranbrook Public Works department has a professional arborist on staff, who assesses trees, conducts trimming

and oversees the removal of diseased, dying, dead or dangerous trees as required exclusively on City owned property. The City is also responsible for the care and maintenance of all public trees that line our streets, trees that are in parks and trees along boulevards. Public Works is not allowed to access any private property and does not have the authority to remove trees from private property. There are three businesses in the city that specialize in the assessment and removal of trees from private property. Those businesses can be found in the yellow pages. Currently the City of Cranbrook does not have a tree bylaw. The goal of such a bylaw, if there is one drafted, would be to ensure the provision of a sustainable, healthy urban tree canopy within the City of Cranbrook and would certainly protect the old healthy trees in this community. The City of Cranbrook values and supports a diverse and healthy urban forest. The City has an Urban Forest Management Plan in place since 2008, which has 821 trees listed (most likely more now) and the value of that public tree inventory is $1,849,910.


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Cervantes’ quixotic literary journey


the spring of 1605 Spain launched the Tierra Firme Armada — a fleet of 19 ships headed for the Americas. Most of them didn’t make it. A series of freak hurricanes left the majority of the ships, their crew and treasures at the bottom of the ocean. The fleet also carried another treasure no one would have recognized as such at the time. Amongst all the gold, silver, and jewels being brought to the New World, was a number of crates containing the first printing of the first edition of a book titled “Don Quixote” — one of the greatest books in history. “The Life and Deeds of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” was written by Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish dramatist and poet. Raised in poverty by a deaf surgeon, Cervantes sought a career as a soldier, until he had his left hand maimed during the Ottoman-Venetian Wars. Setting his sights on a literary career, he saw much of his work published, but none of it would have the far-reaching global impact “Don Quixote” had. 400 years after it first appeared, “Don Quixote” would be dubbed the “best book ever” by a panel of prominent writers from 54 different countries. Oddly, it is a book about the dangers of reading. A Spanish nobleman becomes so obsessed with the ‘knight in shining armor on a quest’ type of novels popular at the

time, that he begins to confuse his reading with reality. Setting out on his own knight’s quest leads to a series of bizarre and comic adventures; the most prominent one being when he is thinks he is being attacked by giant ogres; in reality, he is only tilting at windmills. MIKE’S The novel ends with BOOKNOTES Quixote returning to his home. Cervantes states the Mike hero had more adventures, Selby but those have been lost. “The Second Volume of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha,” — a direct sequel to the first book, was published in 1614. The only problem was it wasn’t written by Cervantes. This sequel was an illegal edition written by someone named Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda — a mysterious person no historian has been able to identify. Upset by the amateurish quality of this new book, Cervantes wrote his own sequel, which appeared the following year. Simply known as “Don Quixote Part Two,” today the books are typically published together as one volume. An odd thing occurs in Cervantes’ new book, when Quixote stumbles upon a print shop in Barcelona. Here he finds the shop owner hard at work printing the illegal Avellaneda edition. For the first time in Western literature, a character has become aware that he is being written about. This literary device would not gain prominence until the 20th century; the book was centuries ahead of its time.

Miguel de Cervantes Cervantes never made much money from any of his writings, and neither did his publisher. The first book printed in 1605 only had a print run of a few hundred, most of which went down with the Spanish fleet. Thankfully, historians have discovered that 72 of them made it ashore in Peru. But where are they now? What happened to them? Mike Selby is Reference Librarian at the Cranbrook Public Library

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Opinion/Events Afghanistan: The Underpants Option


defeatist position (in Afghanistan) that the Afghan troops see the American is not possible for us. We cannot soldiers as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bunch of violent, reckless, leave in our underpants ... or with- intrusive, arrogant, self-serving, profane out any.â&#x20AC;? That was Mikhail Gorbachev ad- infidel bullies hiding behind high technoldressing senior Soviet officers in 1987, two ogy.â&#x20AC;? years before the Soviets pulled out. Two The U.S. troops, in return, generally years before NATO pulls out, the same fran- view their Afghan allies as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bunch of cowtic search is underway for ardly, incompetent, obtuse, something that could be thieving, complacent, lazy, called a victory, or at least pot-smoking, treacherous â&#x20AC;&#x153;peace with honourâ&#x20AC;?. Meanand murderous radicals.â&#x20AC;? while, NATO soldiers die, toThis does not constitute gether with many more Afthe foundation for a sucGwynne ghans. cessful collaboration. Dyer The French are smart: all The view of the Afghan their troops will be gone soldiers is more positive, from Afghanistan by the end of this year. despite all that, than the civilian populaThe Canadians were even smarter: almost tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attitude towards the foreign forces. A all their troops left last year. But the rest of poll conducted in late 2010 by the Afghan the NATO countries dumbly soldier on to- Centre for Socio-Economic Research rewards the scheduled departure date of ported that nearly sixty percent of civilians 2014, even though the situation is clearly wanted all the foreign soldiers gone within spinning out of control: one-quarter of the a year. Forty percent would still want the 48 Western troops killed in Afghanistan foreigners out even if their departure this August were murdered by Afghan gov- meant that the violence got worse. ernment soldiers. There is some evidence that the Taleban The most striking thing about these so- themselves donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really believe that either. called â&#x20AC;&#x153;green-on-blueâ&#x20AC;? killings, according They remember that even when a Taleban to a 2011 Pentagon analysis reported by government ruled in Kabul in 1996-2001, Bloomberg, is that only 11 per cent of them they never succeeded in extending their are the result of infiltration by the Taleban. authority to the northern parts of the counMost of them are due to grudges or dis- try where the non-Pashtun minorities live putes between coalition and Afghan army â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and taken together, those minorities actroops, which suggests that NATOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current count for sixty percent of the population. focus on training Afghan forces to â&#x20AC;&#x153;stand In an interview published in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;New upâ&#x20AC;? on their own is just as futile as all its Statesmanâ&#x20AC;? last month, a senior Taleban previous strategies. commander known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mawlviâ&#x20AC;? told MiLast year a team of U.S. Army psycholo- chael Semple, a former United Nations gists investigated the nature of these envoy to Kabul during the period of Talegrudges and quarrels, conducting inter- ban rule, that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the balance of power in the views with dozens of American and Afghan Afghan conflict is obvious. It would take focus groups. Their report, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Crisis of Trust some kind of divine intervention for the and Cultural Incompatibilityâ&#x20AC;?, concluded Taleban to win this war.â&#x20AC;?

The foreigners have lost their war, but the Taleban, still overwhelmingly Pashtun, will not be able to defeat all the other ethnic groups in the civil war that follows NATOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure. In fact, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even do as well as they did in the similar civil war after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Taleban capturing Kabul is a very distant prospect,â&#x20AC;? Mawlvi said. He may be wrong about that. His assumption is that after the foreigners leave the Afghan army, which is overwhelmingly recruited from the non-Pashtun groups, will break apart into the same Tajik, Uzbek and Hazara militias that thwarted the Talebanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive to control all of Afghanistan after the Soviets left. But those ethnic militias no longer exist, and their former commanders have grown fat and corrupt in the service of the foreigners. It might prove impossible to rebuild them fast enough to thwart a postoccupation drive by the Taleban to seize the whole country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although they would probably be unable to hold the non-Pashtun areas in the long run. The Taleban have won their war against the foreign occupiers, but they probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win a decisive victory in the civil war that follows. And the only remaining way that the foreigners could still influence the outcome would be to dump their puppet president, Hamid Karzai, and start rebuilding the ethnic militias now. They wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that, so their continued military presence over the next two years is irrelevant to the ultimate outcome. And public opinion in Afghanistan is turning against them so fast that they might still end up leaving without their underpants. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist.

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eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the mothers, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the wives, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the grandmothers, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the big sisters, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the little sisters,â&#x20AC;? the red-dressed woman on the stage was crowing, but the most notorious female politician in American history â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the pit bull in crude-oil lipstick who energized and scandalized the party four years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was not present, not mentioned, and, at this Republican National Convention at least, not officially missed. Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s erstwhile would-be national wife, grandmother, big sister, little sister and hockey mom has become Republicana non grata, big time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sarah Palin?â&#x20AC;? I asked the first member of the Alaska delegation I could corral, down on the carpeted floor of the Tampa Bay Lightningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home ice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing a very important role trying to get conservative, pro-life candidates elected to Congress,â&#x20AC;? a woman from Anchorage said. (In fact, while the nervous, likable Ann Romney was preaching to us about how loving and giving and funny and normal is her husband, Mitt, Sarah Palin was in Arizona, her new semihome state, helping Tea Party types campaign for a primary. Sen. John McCain was to briefly address the convention on Wednesday, his 76th birthday.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you running for Congress?â&#x20AC;? I wondered, back in Tampa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;? the woman replied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a doctor.â&#x20AC;?

She was Dr. Ilona Farr, a Sourdough for more than 50 of her years, a skier, canoeist, kayaker, self-described â&#x20AC;&#x153;fisherwoman,â&#x20AC;? family practitioner, and single mom of three teenage Alaskans. Muscular and confident, Farr was Palin without the spiked heels and the $150,000 expense account. In fact, she was griping about having to pay $90 to taxi herself to the convention from her delegationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hotel in remote Saint Petersburg Beach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I travel a lot,â&#x20AC;? Farr was saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and everywhere I go, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in this country or New Zealand - everywhere - people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask me about Barack Obama. They ask me about Sarah Palin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask me about her because they want to make fun of her. They want to tell me how much she is respected because of her Christian faith. She is a very positive influence throughout the world.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you think John McCain lost the presidency because of Sarah Palin?â&#x20AC;? I asked the physician from the Last Frontier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he got more votes because of her,â&#x20AC;? Farr replied. Farr was not in the arena in St. Paul, Minn., four summers ago, when Palin butt-ended the Democrats as out-oftouch, handout-happy, defeatist, we-hateAmerica pansies who probably think that Vincent Lecavalier was one of the Three Musketeers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What does he actually seek to accomplish, after heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done turning back the waters and turning the planet,â&#x20AC;? she cracked of Obama then, to thundering

cheers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The answer is to make government bigger, and take more of your money!â&#x20AC;? Four years later, issues, not Favourite Daughter swoons and chants of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drill, baby, drill!â&#x20AC;? energize Team Alaska. Farr said that she became inspired to activism by the passage of the Obamacare legislation, a bill that, she claimed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is basically going to drive all of us who practice medicine out of business.â&#x20AC;? Planted at the far, far rear of the convention floor, behind North Dakota and further from the rostrum than Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Alaskans are considerably less conspicuous here than they were in Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. Palin could have done the legwork to serve as a delegate herself, but, as the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Republican party chairman, Randy Ruedrich, told me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t participate in any of our process.â&#x20AC;? Ruedrich, an oil-drilling man, allowed that Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fame and infamy might have led to a small spike in tourism â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe some folks saw her and decided to take that trip theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always dreamt ofâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but that blip had been snowed under by the Great Recession anyway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since she left, her lieutenant-governor has been trying to fix some of the things that she did,â&#x20AC;? Ruedrich noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you think John McCain lost the Presidency because of Sarah Palin?â&#x20AC;? I asked him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think he had a prayer to begin with,â&#x20AC;? the chairman said.

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Starting at Higher Ground Coffee Shop, stops in Lake Louise, Golden and ending in Invermere at Lakeside Pub for dinner. 9:30am meet at Higher Ground, departing at 10:30am. More info: 250 341-5646. Cranbrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bibles for Missions Thrift Store has â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to School/ Collegeâ&#x20AC;? supplies, clothing, and shoes. Some high end brands at huge savings ! Watch for our Grand Opening Week: Sept. 1115, 824 Kootenay St. N. Tues. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat. 10-5. Thurs.-7pm. Symphony of the Kootenays Meeting: Tuesday, September 18th, 7:00pm at Christ Church Anglican, 46 - 13 Ave. S, Cranbrook. Light refreshments will be served following the meeting. Membership applications will be available at the door. FMI call Terry at 426-3970 2012 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, Sept 19th, 6:00-7:00 PM is sponsored by Kimberley Fellowship Baptist Church. Free - or a donation to the refugee family of Pwe Say - Yoga Classes at Blarchmont field, Kimberley on Mondays 9:3010:45am and Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6:30-7:30pm. Runs until Sept. 26 ONGOING The Compassionate Friends meet 2nd Tuesday each month at 4:00pm at the East Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral Boardroom (in the Baker Street Mall parking lot) Info: call Laura @ 250 489-1000/Diane @ 250 489-0154 Book your Booth Now for the Kimberley Fall Fair 2012 Saturday, Sept. 29th, 10-6pm, Sunday, Sept. 30th, 11-4pm. ALWAYS LAST FULL Weekend in September! See you at the Fair! Contact: or 250-427-7876 The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC welcomes all novice anglers to take part in our Learn to Fish Programs at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery. For a suggested donation of $5, the three hour program teaches all you need to know to catch some fish this summer! Pre-book by calling us at 250429-3214 or email: Is food a problem for you? Is your weight affecting your life? 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Kootenay Ice training camp underway TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Kootenay Ice training camp has officially begun as prospects and veterans begin a fiveday process to convince management that they deserve a spot on the 2012/13 roster. The Ice have 17 returning players at camp but 47 prospects will also be hanging around the arena to showcase their abilities to head coach Ryan McGill and his assistants. The day started with registration in the morning, before veterans and prospects took to the ice in separate sessions. Goaltending coach Justin Cardinal took a look at his six netminders in the afternoon before another prospects scrimmage wrapped things up. McGill led the veteran practice, which included a few alumni pros such as Cody Eakin, Adam Cracknell and Brayden McNabb, who’ve made the trip to Cranbrook to get in some ice time before their AHL pro camps begin. Ice general manager

Jeff Chynoweth joined his head coach and a few scouts during the goaltending session to observe the six stoppers, which included Mackenzie Skapski, the heir apparent to Nathan Lieuwen’s starting job. While camp officially began on Wednesday, many players have been in town for the last week or so getting adjusted to their new surroundings and billet families. One such player is Jordyn Boyd, an 18-year-old left winger who was traded to the Ice for a draft pick at the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. Boyd is coming off his inaugural season in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips, where he played 53 games and tallied seven goals and four assists for 11 points. Boyd, a Winnipegger, got familiar with the Ice through the help of Jon Martin, as the two grew up in the same part of the city in Manitoba. Boyd’s roommate, Tanner Muth, has also helped him acclimatize to his

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new atmosphere. Chynoweth said at the time of the trade that the Ice had their eye on Boyd in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, but Everett got to him first before Kootenay could select him. However, the trade, which brought Boyd to the Ice for their fifthround pick gives Boyd a fresh start and bolsters the experience of a young forward core. “I was actually pretty excited,” Boyd said, of the trade. “Last year in Everett, it was a kind of getting my feet wet kind of year and knowing that we weren’t having many forwards leaving, it was good coming in here knowing that I can maybe play a top three line so I was happy with the trade. “It was a learning year for myself and hopefully I can come in here and be an impact player.” While much ado has been made about the 20-year-old situation, with five players competing for three spots, there is also a solid group of 19-year-olds in Erik Benoit, Muth and Jagger Dirk who will look to step into


Kootenay Ice head coach Ryan McGill mans the whistle during a veterans practice on Wednesday morning. leadership roles. “We’re going to have a younger group of guys this year,” Benoit said. “We’re going to have a lot of 16- and 17-year-olds coming in and we just got to try to lead the way for them

and to step into that leadership role is key.” Benoit, a left winger, is entering his third year with the Ice, and will push hard for a top-six position after spending last year on the third unit.

“A new coaching staff, you have to make an impression,” said Benoit. “You don’t know what they’re going to be like and you don’t know what they’re going to be like on you so there’s always that

big first impression.” The first intrasquad game of the camp begins on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Western Financial Place. All games and practices over the next few days are open to the public.

NHLPA to make counter-proposal by Friday CHRIS JOHNSTON Canadian Press

NEW YORK - There is no new deal on the horizon in the NHL’s collective bargaining talks. One day after receiving a proposal from the league that commissioner Gary Bettman labelled “meaningful” and “sig-

nificant,” the NHL Players’ Association made it clear Wednesday that it didn’t share that view. Donald Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director, took issue with the fact the offer included a reduction in the players’ share of revenue to 46 per cent - when factoring in changes to how hockey-related revenue is calculated - and said it would see the amount of money players give up to escrow increase “significantly.” As a result, the union concluded the proposal wouldn’t actually see current contracts paid out in full. “From a players’ standpoint, you should understand, it doesn’t make much of a difference,” said Fehr. “Should the player not get the dollar value that is on his contract because there is a rollback, which is sim-

ply a name for crossing out one number and writing in another, or whether he doesn’t get an amount because there is escrow, he still doesn’t get it. “It amounts to the same thing.” The union plans to deliver a counter-proposal by the end of the week, perhaps as soon as Thursday. With a Sept. 15 deadline for a lockout creeping closer, progress would be made if the two sides could simply start speaking the same language. Case in point: the calculation of hockeyrelated revenue - or HRR - which has emerged as a sticking point in talks. That number is currently used to determine the salary cap, with players receiving 57 per cent, and the NHL has proposed changes that would reduce the total

pot available. According to a source, the league would like minor-league salaries to count as an expense and believes caps should be removed on revenue-generating activities such as concessions, among other things. “What we’re trying to do with the definition of changes is better reflect the reality,” said Bettman. Fehr believes the changes have served to complicate negotiations. The proposal the league tabled Tuesday called for revenues to be split 50-50 for the final three years. However, by the union’s calculations, the actual number players would end up receiving is equivalent to 46 per cent under the current system - a claim Bettman acknowledged to be “in the ballpark.” With the ambiguity

created by the redefinition of HRR, not to mention a smaller pot of money to draw salaries from, the players are calling for the status quo. “From our side, it’s better to leave things the same because everyone understands what they mean and everyone understands what the effect is,” said Fehr. “It makes it much easier that way.” Nothing is coming easy in these negotiations. Bettman and Fehr were surprisingly candid with reporters Wednesday as each discussed specific aspects of the NHL’s latest proposal, some of which had already been leaked out to the media. They both showed a desire to try and shape the larger public discussion around the talks.

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Sports Stephen Hawking featured in London Paralympic opening cermonies

Sheil a Norman-Culp Associated Press

LONDON - “Enlightenment” was the theme, physicist Stephen Hawking the guide and Olympic Stadium the venue Wednesday night as London welcomed 4,200 athletes from more than 160 nations to the 2012 Paralympic Games. Who better to greet Paralympians than a scientist who has shown the world that physical

disabilities do not limit human potential? “Even if we do find a complete theory of everything, it is just a set of rules and equations,” said Hawking, who was given two years to live in 1963 after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?” The extravaganza, directed by Bradley

Hemmings and Jenny Sealey, was billed as a voyage across “a sea of ideas” - including Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity, which all Earthbound athletes strive against. The show included 73 deaf and disabled professional performers and 68 disabled people among its 3,250 volunteers. The gala opened with a look at the Big Bang considered the beginning of the universe - as

a glowing sphere turned the stadium into a giant nebula. In a nod to the famously erratic British weather, umbrellas were a central theme. Seeing performers with no legs beneath the knee doing aerial flips carrying umbrellas could inspire the most ardent couch potato. A huge roar filled the stadium as the South African team entered for flagbearer Oscar Pis-

torius, the sprinter who is making history by running in both the Olympics and the Paralympics this year. Glittery ticker tape and a standing ovation then greeted the host British team as they entered to the David Bowie song “Heroes.” Athletes paraded by in dozens of ways. Some came in motorized carts, others wheeled themselves in, still others were pushed by

coaches or volunteers. They walked in with canes or crutches, eye patches and sunglasses, prosthetic limbs and walking sticks, determined to make it around the imposing stadium, welcomed by a global music mash-up by local DJs. Led by flag bearer Garett Hickling, some 85 Canadian athletes marched in after Cameroon and ahead of Cape Verde. Hicking, a 41-yearold from Kelowna, B.C., will represent Canada in wheelchair rugby at a fifth Paralympic Games. Canada has 145 athletes seeking medals in 15 of the 20 Paralympic sports. The team’s objective is a top-eight finish in gold medals won. Canada was seventh four years ago in Beijing with 19 gold. Blind soprano Denise Leigh then sang the Paralympic tribute song “Spirit in Motion.” And of course, this being Britain, the words of Shakespeare once again were to make an

appearance, with both Miranda of “The Tempest” and British actor Ian McKellen announcing that “the greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” That, over the next 11 days, includes Paralympic athletes competing in 20 sports, including archery, cycling, rowing, equestrian, sailing, sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. In the ceremony, Hawking directed the fictional Miranda to “be curious” - and the stadium was transformed into a giant blinking eye. Along her travels, the curious Miranda was to navigate a maze to find an apple - and everyone in the stadium was given the fruit as they entered and encouraged to take a bite out of the fruit when she did. Other performers included soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, Beverley Knight, the British dance group Flawless and six London-based choirs.

Clijsters’ singles career ends after US Open loss Howard Fendrich Associated Press

NEW YORK - Kim Clijsters’ singles career ended where she wanted it to, just not the way she hoped. The four-time Grand Slam champion lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows. Clijsters walked away from the sport once before, in May 2007, then returned after a 2 1/2year hiatus. But now 29 and a mother, the Belgian insisted this season that she means it this time, and decided the U.S. Open - and its hard courts that she conquered on the way to three championships would be her final tournament. “It’s the place that has inspired me so much to do well and to do great things. It’s hard to ex-

plain sometimes why,” Clijsters said in an oncourt interview, her face flushed and her eyes welling with tears. “This completely feels like the perfect place to retire,” Clijsters told the spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium, many of whom rose to shower her with a standing ovation. “I just wish it wasn’t today.” The loss Wednesday ended Clijsters’ 22match winning streak in New York, encompassing titles in 2005, 2009 and 2010, plus Monday’s first-round victory. She missed the hardcourt major in 2004, 2006-08 and last year, thanks to a combination of injuries and the time she took off while starting a family. Her daughter, Jada, was born in February 2008. By August 2009, Clijsters was back on tour; unseeded and unranked, because she only played in two previous tournaments during her comeback, she won that year’s U.S. Open.

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Across the Region Tomorrow

Bob Hall Nelson Star

If the swarm of young soccer enthusiasts at Lakeside pitch on Tuesday night is any indication, the new Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy program is going to be a hit in the West Kootenay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really pleased to see so many players out,â&#x20AC;? said David Broadhurst, the Whitecaps FC Okanagan head coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting to see close to a 100 players, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see that there is interest here in the Kootenays for what we are trying to offer.â&#x20AC;? The academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aim is to give players that are already with clubs in the East and West Kootenay supplemental training with the best coaching the province has to offer. The academy will include

four age groups for both girls and boys: U11/12, U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18. The Nelson evaluation session earlier this week included players from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Grand Forks and everywhere in between. Three years ago the Whitecaps moved their first academy program outside the Lower Mainland to Vernon. Broadhurst runs the program there and has already seen plenty of success. The move into the Kootenay is the first push farther into BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hinterland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Dave [Spendlove] and [Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] Soccer Quest have done a great job in this community,â&#x20AC;? Broadhurst told the Star when asked about why there was such a positive turnout for the

first sessions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their reputation is good and the small pieces of work we have done with them in previous years, the message is getting out that we are going to be here for the long run.â&#x20AC;? The program runs for seven months starting in September and ending in April (there is a two month winter break in December and January). The training includes eight weekends at Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer Quest indoor facility. Four travel events per age group will also be part of the academy. Based on the evaluations on Tuesday and Wednesday night at Lakeside, those players accepted into the program will be notified and begin their training next month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a club we are

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teamâ&#x20AC;Ś that is what the fans want and the owners would love to see it. The more work we can do in the smaller districts, working with the coaches and the players, it will benefit our program in the long run.â&#x20AC;?

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CHANGES TO CITY GARBAGE COLLECTION TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 1 Starting on September 1, 2012, the City will only collect a maximum of three (3) garbage receptacles per week per household. City Council approved the amendment to the Solid Waste Collection bylaw at their regular meeting of August 13. The intent of the amendments to the bylaw is to further encourage recycling and composting thereby reducing the amount of garbage required to be disposed of each week.

The Solid Waste Collection and Disposal bylaw also limits the size of receptacles (either containers or bags) to 100 litres and receptacles cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms each. Garbage containers are to have a water tight cover and smooth rim, must be in good structural

and sanitary condition and have fixed handles. Plastic bags are to be securely tied closed at the top and be strong enough to withstand normal handling and lifting. For more information about solid waste pickup, your scheduled collection dates or to review the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal bylaw, visit the City of Cranbrook website at www., click on the ‘Residents’ tab, and click ‘Solid Waste Pickup’.

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NEW HOURS FOR CRANBROOK PUBLIC LIBRARY STARTING SEPT. 4 The Cranbrook Public Library’s hours are changing effective Tuesday September 4, 2012 to be open seven (7) days a week and five (5) evenings per week. And, to better serve our community, the Library will remain open on the weekends before statutory holidays, although it will remain closed for the holiday itself. For more information please call 250-426-4063 or visit The new schedule is: OPEN CLOSED Sunday 12:00pm 5:00pm Monday 9:00am 8:00pm Tuesday 9:00am 8:00pm Wednesday 9:00am 8:00pm Thursday 9:00am 8:00pm Friday 9:00am 8:00pm Saturday 9:00am 5:00pm

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Contractors employed by the City of Cranbrook are currently replacing portions of the sewage transfer line between the lagoons at the north end of the City and the spray irrigation storage ponds. Residents and visitors are advised that sections of the Isadore Canyon Trail will be closed to the public until November 1, 2012. The public is asked to please avoid the use of the trail for the duration. The City of Cranbrook apologizes for any inconvenience to the public this construction may cause. IIf you have any questions, please contact City of Cranbrook Engineering Services at 250-489-0230.



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RCMP ask for public’s help in missing woman case C ANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — An RCMP task force investigating missing women in Alberta hopes a disturbing recording of a man’s voice will help them crack a case. The recording is of a cellphone conversation that Amber Tuccaro received while she was in a vehicle south of Edmonton in August 2010 — the last time she was seen. Mounties have posted the conversation to a website in the hope that someone will recognize the voice of a man in the vehicle, who police say is a person of interest. Police warn the content is disturbing. The man assures Tuccaro that the vehicle is headed to Edmonton, but Tuccaro appears increasingly skeptical as the conversation continues. “You’d better not be taking me anywhere I don’t want to go,’’ Tuccaro can be heard telling


Amber Tuccaro is shown in this undated RCMP handout photo. the man. “I want to go into the city.’’ “We are, we’re going,’’ the man responds. “We’re not going into the city,’’ Tuccaro says again. The man continues

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to assure Tuccaro that the roads they are taking are headed to the east side of Edmonton. The recording becomes garbled as the call fades, but the man can be heard saying “gravel’’ right be-

fore the call cuts out. The recording is posted at and Tuccaro, who was 20 at the time and was the mother of a 14-month old, hasn’t been seen or heard from since. “Please listen to the man’s voice. If you do recognize him, call police,’’ Tuccaro’s mother, Vivian Tuccaro, said at the news conference where police released the recording. “There are no words to describe the pain our family feels since Amber’s disappearance. We are not complete without Amber.’’ As the recording was played for reporters, Tuccaro was overcome with emotion at hearing what’s believed to be her daughter’s last known words and had to leave the room. Police paused the recording until she was gone.

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Oncologist awarded after investigation launched C anadian Press

PRINCE GEORGE – A Prince George oncologist who left his post due to a provincial investigation has earned an award for his work. Doctor Suresh Katakkar has been named

compassionate doctor by a U.S. patients’ group based on online voting conducted amongst millions of people. Katakkar was to be the chief oncologist at the soon-to-open B-C Cancer Agency Centre

for the North until an investigation was launched into his practices in May. The agency contends some of the doctors’ treatments violated standard protocols for certain types of cancer.

Sex recruiters could prowl B.C. university campuses C ANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA — B.C.’s advanced education minister has warned post-secondary schools in the province to keep an eye open for the adult entertainment industry. Naomi Yamamoto says she’s concerned recruiters may target students on university and college campuses in their hunt for new em-

ployees. The minister has sent a letter to B.C. institutions outlining her fears that recruiters will attempt to set-up booths at post-secondary job fairs this fall. She says her information comes after a series of news stories out of Windsor, Ont. about the trend. The government

notes that during the spring, the sex industry suggested it would recruit near Vancouver public schools. At the time, school board officials put out the message that public educational facilities are not an appropriate venue to recruit adult entertainment industry workers.

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DON’T DRINK and DRIVE Local Resident Brings MADD Canada Message to Cranbrook and Kimberley August 27, 2012 – MADD Canada is pleased to announce Katryna Sigurdson as its new volunteer Community Leader in Cranbrook and Kimberley, BC.


Responsible This Summer

In the role, Ms. Sigurdson is part of a nation-wide network of volunteers who represent MADD Canada and deliver its message and programs to local communities.

President Denise Dubyk. “They truly are the heart and soul of our organization. We are proud to welcome Ms. Sigurdson to our amazing and dedicated volunteer team.”

“Our Chapters and Community Leaders undertake a diverse range of activities within their communities to help achieve MADD Canada’s mission of stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime,” said MADD Canada National

Ms. Sigurdson became involved with MADD Canada after experiencing the loss of friends and family members to drunk driving.

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About 1,350 and 1,600 Canadians are killed and more than 68,500 are injured as a result of impaired driving crashes. “These deaths and injuries are completely preventable. They can all be avoided if people do not get behind the wheels of their

vehicles impaired,” Ms. Sigurdson said “I want to be part of the solution and I am confident that Cranbrook and Kimberley will be supportive of the effort to stop these senseless tragedies from occurring on our roads and in our community.” About MADD Canada MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and

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of responsible drinking icons on beer cases promoting responsible choices in the production and consumption of alcohol. The first set of icons has recently hit the market, dubbed the Stamp of Responsibility by Molson Coors. The icons are designed to indicate four focus areas of responsibility for the brewer, zero tolerance for drinking and driving, drinking during pregnancy, and underage drinking, as well as the brewer’s sustainability efforts

and commitment to local communities. “We’re committed to all four of these focus areas, and especially proud of the fourth icon which gives prominence our company’s Beer Print,” said Gavin Thompson, senior director of Public Affairs for Canada’s oldest brewer. “For us, putting this stamp on our beer is the next logical step in our rich tradition of encouraging responsible consumption by consumers, and fostering a

any alcohol or substance.

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supporting victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads. For more information, please contact: Katryna Sigurdson 1-877-676-6233 maddkimbrook@

Responsible Drinking Icons Debut on Beer Packaging in Canada (NC)—A new social responsibility initiative is making its mark on the packaging of beer products in

Please don’t drink & drive

As a new Community Leader, Ms. Sigurdson will focus much of her initial efforts around public awareness and education

initiatives and building partnerships with stakeholder and community organizations with similar goals of ending impaired driving.

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commitment to environmental responsibility in brewing,” As the summer months approach, people should expect to see more responsible drinking messaging across the beer industry as consumers start flocking to patios, cottages and BBQs.

We know that every day 4 Canadians are killed and 200 are injured as a result of impaired driving crashes. Thousands of Canadians are personally affected each year by impaired driving and MADD Canada provides support to the victims of this violent crime.

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Woman in coma after acid attack C ANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL — A Quebec woman is in an induced coma and has her face covered in bandages after having corrosive acid thrown in her face. More than 4,000 messages of support on Facebook have rolled in for Tanya St-Arnauld.

The 29-year-old StArnauld remains in hospital with burns to her body. Police in Longueuil, south of Montreal, arrested Nikolas Stefanatos shortly after the Sunday morning attack. Police say Stefanatos is St-Arnauld’s boyfriend.

He appeared in court Monday and was charged with aggravated assault. A police spokesman says investigators have not yet been able to question St-Arnauld because of her condition. Stefanatos is to appear in court for a bail hearing on Friday.



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A report by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and Thomson Reuters shows that investment activity in B.C. during the second quarter of 2012 rose by 71% compared with the same period in 2011.

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A resident of Destin, Fla., watches a wave from the Gulf of Mexico hit a parking garage on Aug. 29, from the effects of Hurricane Isaac.

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B.C.’s 71% gain was the largest jump of any Canadian province. Our BC Jobs Plan, combined with our successful venture capital programs, help ensure that this positive economic news will be a longterm trend.

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Hurricane Isaac takes on fortified New Orleans Michael Kunzelman, Stacey Pl aisance Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as the storm spun into a newly fortified New Orleans exactly seven years after Katrina. Although Isaac was much weaker than the 2005 hurricane that crippled the city, the threat of dangerous storm surges and flooding from heavy rain was expected to last all day and into the night as the immense comma-shaped storm crawled across Louisiana. Army Corps spokeswoman Rachel Rodi said the city’s bigger, stronger levees were withstanding Isaac’s assault. Rescuers in boats and trucks plucked a handful of people who became stranded by floodwaters in thinly populated areas of southeast Louisiana. Authorities feared

many more could need help after a night of slashing rain and fierce winds that knocked out power to more than 500,000 people. The extent of the damage was not entirely clear because officials did not want to send emergency crews into harm’s way. So far, Plaquemines Parish, a fishing community south of New Orleans, seemed to be the hardest hit. About two dozen people who stayed behind despite evacuation orders needed to be rescued from the east bank of Plaquemines Parish. The flooding appeared to be widespread. “We’ve got problems all across the south,’’ said Kevin Davis, director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Two police officers had to be rescued by boat after their car became stuck. Rescuers were waiting for the strong winds to die down before moving out to search for other people.


As a reminder to previously mailed notices, The Annual General Meeting, Delegate Selection Meeting and Candidate Selection Meeting for the BC LIBERALS KOOTENAY EAST RIDING ASSOCIATION will be held on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2012.

Bill Bennett, M.L.A. (Kootenay East)


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would like to congratulate St. Mary’s Band on the new

Ɂaamnik Education Centre Thank you for partnering with us.

photo by Annalee Grant

St. Mary’s Band New Ɂaamnik Education Centre kiɁsuk kyukyit,

(Good day)

Ɂaamnik Elementary has been offering quality educational programming to the community for over 25 years. This new facility will provide additional opportunities to expand our educational programming and services to better meet the needs of our community and meet the goals and objectives set out in our long term strategic plan.

Congratulations to the Ɂaam project team for all your hard work on this project. The Ɂaam Community welcomes you and hopes that you will discover more about our story and the opportunities associated with collaborating with our Community and people. We are enviably situated in one of the best places in the world and are close to

a broad array of exceptional amenities located near numerous industry and economic opportunities. Our Community is open to business, and as our Community continues to diversify and thrive we are seeking partners who wish to grow and evolve with us. We’re looking for innovative, forward thinking businesses and organizations to work with us. If you represent those qualities and are looking to develop strategic relationships with a renowned and progressive First Nations community, then come speak with us. As part of our tradition, we believe the best solutions are found through conversation, sharing ideas, thoughts and stories. Join us as we continue to build a lasting legacy that we can all be proud of! taxa Nasukin (Chief) Cheryl Casimer

Nasukin (Chief) Cheryl Casimer

St. Mary’s Band Administration 7470 Mission Rd. Cranbrook, BC 250-426-5717

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St. Mary's Site Crew May 2012

Foundation Preparation May - June 2012

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ATCO Group COO Siegfred Kiefer presents Chief Cheryl Casimer with a lovely gift.

Congratulations to the ʔaq̓amnik School on the Grand Opening of their beautiful new building!

Modules arrive to site June 14, 2012

(Good day)

hank you for celebrating the opening of the new Ɂaamnik Education Centre. Our unique project approach meant that we were able to realize our vision of a new educational facility for the 2013 school year. The new 10,000 sq. ft. facility, built by ATCO Structures and Logistics, will replace the existing Ɂaamnik Elementary which offers fully accredited K-7 instruction. The restricted timeline meant that a non-traditional approach would be required driving the unique project approach taken. The facility was partially constructed in a factory located in Aumsville Oregon and then shipped to site in 13 pieces where it was craned onto the foundation and finished on site.

The modular construction allowed us to take the project from design to opening in a mere 6 ½ months with the ability to plan for future expansion including a gymnasium without having to re-work major components of the project.

Thank you to all our project contractors, suppliers and the ATCO Group for helping to make our project a success. We look forward to showcasing our new facility to the community. Taxa Michelle Shortridge, Capital Projects Manager

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Best Wishes to the Students & Staff! We hope You Enjoy Your New School! Thank You For Partnering With

JRJ FENCING Roger and Jana Jacobsen

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St. Mary's Band New Ɂaamnik Education Centre Grand Opening August 23, 2012

Craning Modules June 20-21, 2012

Roof trusses July 2012

Principal’s Message

Grand Opening August 23, 2012

(aka Mr. D)


Our school calendar is very similar to School District 5 with the only main difference being that school is in session on alternate Fridays. There are no tuition fees at Ɂaamnik and transportation for our students is provided daily to and from the school at no charge. We can also offer parents licensed after-school care for students.

elcome to the Ɂaamnik Elementary School, a fully accredited Independent School providing instruction from Kindergarten to Grade 7 since 1987.

Our provincially accredited teaching staff strives to provide a safe, caring, cultural, and excitChief Cheryl and Principal Derech cut the ribbon ing educational environas excited students wait to enter the brand new ment. Our small teacher Ɂaamnik education centre. to student ratio allows us to tailor instruction to the individual student, and ensure all students are September 2012 marks an exciting time as we will meeting or exceeding grade level in literacy and be moving into the new 10,000 sqft school facility numeracy skills. The use of constant classroom as- called the Ɂaamnik Education Centre. This new fasessment drives our teacher’s lessons which allow cility is equipped with spacious classrooms, natural teachers to focus on student needs and ensure light, full accessibility and the latest and greatest their essential learning skills are met. Some of our school technology. exciting and fun regular physical activities include: Please do not hesitate to stop by and see our new game activities at the College of the Rockies, swim- facilities, or contact me for further information. ming instruction at the Kimberley Leisure Center, and gymnastic lessons at the Kimberley Gymnastics Michael Derech Principal 250-489-5183 Club.

2011/2012 Ɂaamnik school students & staff.


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St. Mary's Band New Ɂaamnik Education Centre Grand Opening August 23, 2012

Painting by Mrs. Geddes kindergarten class.

Committed to Community Education is the foundation of a sustainable community. That’s why Teck is proud to support the Aqamnik Education Centre.

Lil Miss Kootenai, Raven Fisher, danced at the official opening of the Aqamnik Education Centre last Thursday.

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New book raises questions in bin Laden death Kimberly Dozier Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A firsthand account of the commando raid by U.S. Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him. Bin Laden apparently was shot in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen in ``No Easy Day.’’ Bissonnette says he was directly behind a point man going up the stairs in the pitch black

hallway. Near the top, he said, he heard two shots, but the book doesn’t make it clear who fired them. He wrote that the point man had seen a man peeking out of a door on the right side of the hallway. The author writes that the man ducked back into his bedroom and the SEALs followed, only to find the man crumpled on the floor in a pool of blood with a hole visible on the right side of his head and two women wailing over his body. Once they wiped the blood off his face, they were certain it was bin Laden. Bissonnette says the point man pulled the two women out of the way and shoved them into a corner. He and the other SEALs trained their guns’ laser sights on bin Laden’s still-twitching body, shooting him sev-

eral times until he lay motionless. The SEALs later found two weapons stored by the doorway, untouched, the author said. Administration officials briefing reporters in the days after the May 2011 raid in Pakistan said the SEALs shot bin Laden only after he ducked back into the bedroom because they assumed he might be reaching for a weapon. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor would not comment on the apparent contradiction late Tuesday. But he said in an email Wednesday, ``As President Obama said on the night that justice was brought to Osama bin Laden, ‘We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism and un-

paralleled courage of those who serve our country.’’’ The account is sure to renew questions about whether the raid was intended to capture or simply to kill bin Laden. Bissonnette writes that during a pre-raid briefing, an administration lawyer told them that they were not on an assassination mission. According to Bissonnette, the lawyer said that if bin Laden was ``naked with his hands up,’’ they should not engage him. If bin Laden did not pose a threat, they should detain him. A former deputy judge advocate general for the Air Force said the shooting was understandable according to the orders the SEALS had. ``It wasn’t unreasonable for the SEALs to shoot the individual who stuck his head out,’’ said retired Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap. ``In a confined space like that where it is clear that there are hostiles, the SEALs need to take reasonable steps to ensure their safety and accomplish the mission,’’ Dunlap said. Dunlap adds that shooting bin Laden’s

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This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. fallen form was also reasonable in his legal opinion, to keep the terrorist from possibly blowing himself up or getting a weapon. In another possibly uncomfortable revelation for U.S. officials who say bin Laden’s body was

treated with dignity before being given a full Muslim burial at sea, the author reveals that in the cramped helicopter flight out of the compound, one of the SEALs was sitting on bin Laden’s chest as the body lay at the author’s feet in the

middle of the cabin, for the short flight to a refuelling stop inside Pakistan where a third helicopter was waiting. This is common practice, as U.S. troops sometimes must sit on their own war dead in packed helicopters.

Kootenay Country Fair

Sunday September 9th at Fort Steele Heritage Town Enjoy the Fun & Tradition • Fair exhibits • Demonstrations • Pie eating contest • Entertainment • Wagon rides • Commercial tables • Music • Food… and much more! Admission: Adults $4.50. Family $13.50. Under 6 free. Seniors and 6-13 years $3.50.

Note: Fort Steele waives their regular admission fees for this day. Gates open at 9am with a fabulous pancake breakfast! During the day enjoy a light lunch and snacks from a variety of concessions. Children’s games early afternoon.

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NEWS Zoo distraught after monkey stolen C anadian Press

MONCTON, N.B. — The general manager of a New Brunswick zoo says staff are distraught after a pint-sized primate was nabbed from his cage in an overnight heist. Bruce Dougan said workers at Moncton’s Magnetic Hill Zoo inspected the squirrel monkey exhibitWednesday morning only to discover that Hercules, the 19-year-old patri-

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arch of the group, was missing. Whoever stole the tiny, black-and-olive coloured animal somehow broke into the zoo and cut through two padlocks to gain access to the outdoor cage, which houses five other squirrel monkeys. Dougan said staff are worried about Hercules’s health, noting that his one- to two-pound frame requires a special, vitamin-rich diet that


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should not be suddenly changed. “We’re concerned about him getting properly fed, we’re concerned about his physical wellbeing, not knowing who has him or how they caught him, or how they’re keeping him or housing him,’’ he said in an interview. “Certainly the keepers that care for this animal are quite distraught.’’ Dougan said squirrel monkeys are not very common in captivity and only live for about 21 years, which makes the aging monkey’s disappearance particularly distressing. He didn’t speculate why someone would want to take Hercules, but said zoo visitors are often charmed by the mini monkeys. “(He’s) very, very cute,’’ said Dougan. “And that’s the appeal of squirrel monkeys, I guess, is that they appear so baby-like, so cute.’’ But despite his innocent, wide-eyed appearance, Dougan said a squirrel monkey would

CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Magnetic Hill Zoo

The general manager of Moncton’s Magnetic Hill Zoo says staff are distraught after a pint-sized primate was nabbed from his cage overnight. not make a good pet. He added that owning such an animal isn’t permitted in the province. He also cautioned that a nervous animal that feels threatened “certainly will attack, no question.’’ As a result, Dougan said the zoo was calling

hospitals and medical clinics to see if anyone has sought treatment for an animal bite. He said veterinary clinics would also be contacted in the event whoever took Hercules had called with questions about caring for a squirrel monkey.

Sony pitches quality beyond HD Associated Press

NEW YORK — High-definition TVs roughly quadrupled the resolution of the sets that came before them. Now, the industry is poised to do it again. Sony says that by December, U.S. stores will sell a TV set with four times the resolution of today’s best HDTVs. The set will measure 84 inches on the diagonal, making the screen area four

times as large as the common 42-inch set. Sony executives didn’t reveal the price of the set Wednesday. There is, for now, very little video content available that can take advantage of the higher resolution. With some work and know-how, a computer connected to the set can display video in the ultra-HD “4K’’ resolution.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Intramural Soccer starts

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Revelers play in tomato pulp during the annual “tomatina” tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Bunol’s town hall estimated more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms Wednesday with 100 tons of tomatoes in the yearly food fight known as the ‘Tomatina’ now in its 64th year.

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School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay) welcomes students of Cranbrook, South Country, Jaffray, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford back to School on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. All schools will be in session from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. on that day. Secondary and middle schools may have alternate start times on opening day. Please contact your local school directly. For hours of instruction for Kindergarten and bus pick up times, please contact your neighborhood school. New Registrants are asked to register at their neighborhood school during the week of August 27th. Please check with your neighborhood school for their hours of operation during that week. French Immersion is available at T.M. Roberts Elementary, Parkland Middle School and Mount Baker Secondary in Cranbrook and Isabella Dicken Elementary and Fernie Secondary in Fernie. Attention: Home Learners For parents who wish to educate their children at home or outside of the traditional school setting, School District No. 5 provides support for those parents through the “Kootenay Discovery School”. The Kootenay Discovery School follows the BC curriculum and provides teacher support to parents and students. Please call 250-489-5838 in Cranbrook or 250-423-4919 in the Elk Valley for more information.

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On Labour Day, Stand with Nurses Help us ensure that British Columbians get the healthcare they need, when they need it. Sign our on-line petition to improve patient safety through safe staffing. Find the petition at or scan the QR code for our mobile site. Your signature gets us closer to better care

Labour Day Is a Canadian Tradition, Too


ust like their neighbors to the south, Canadians also celebrate Labour Day. Celebrated on the first Monday in September since the 1880s, Labour Day in Canada can be traced to a worker’s strike that took place in April of 1872. The Toronto Typographical Union was at the center of the Toronto Trades Assembly’s

first significant demonstration for worker’s rights. Typographical Union workers, who were breaking the law at the time by simply being members of a trade union, went on strike to campaign for a ninehour work day, only to witness two dozen of their union leaders be imprisoned. A parade was staged to show supcont’d next page


“Neighbors Working for Neighbors” - A salute to hard working individuals all across our great Country. CUPE Union Local 2090 – Would like to specifically recognize the outstanding efforts of the City of Cranbrook’s Municipal Inside and Outside Workers throughout this past year. Thank you for your commitment to make our City and home a welcoming, beautiful place to live. Throughout the past year CUPE Local 2090 members have started making a difference in our community outside of our regular jobs. We have actively been donating cash to various needy sports groups and community organizations with the expectation of community enhancement. We have been actively volunteering, by picking up trash in local parks, sponsoring and serving dinner at the Salvation Army and we plan to continue giving back to the fine community where we live, work and play. Left photo: Earth Day garbage clean-up.

Right Photo: Serving dinner at the Salvation Army

Labour Day Canadians have celebrated Labour Day for over 100 years, declared as a National holiday in 1894. The East Kootenay District Labour Council represents working people from all sectors of employment in the East Kootenay in all work sectors, who contribute to their communities every day of the year. We want to recognize all workers for their hard work & dedication to improving their workplaces & their communities for the betterment of everyone.

The East Kootenay District Labour Council is holding its

11th Annual Labour Day Picnic and invites everyone in the East Kootenay to join us on Labour Day, Mon., Sept. 3 at Rotary Park in downtown Cranbrook 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BCGEU Cross Component Committee and members volunteer at this picnic. Fun for the family, Henna painting & art for kids, Food sales with proceeds going to a local charity.

CUPE is the largest Union in Canada with over 600,000 members representing workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines. We are a proud, progressive group of people aiming to improve the working conditions and the quality of lives of all of our brothers and sisters across this country. To all of you… We hope you enjoy this Labour Day Holiday… you deserve it!

All the best to everyone on this Labour Day from the East Kootenay District Labour Council.

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port for the union’s workers as well as its imprisoned leaders. Another parade was scheduled for September, and Canadian Prime Minister Sir John McDonald eventually promised to repeal Canada’s antiunion laws. Originally celebrated in the spring, Canadian Labour Day is now celebrated on the same day as Labor Day in the United States. Also similar to the U.S. Labor Day, post offices and many businesses are closed on Labour Day, as are schools and other educational establishments. The similarities between the two holidays don’t end there, as many Canadians take advantage of the Labour Day weekend to enjoy one last summer getaway, or enjoy a picnic or barbecue with family and friends. Also, fairs, festivals and fireworks displays are common throughout the country onLabour Day weekend.

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Another and likely lesser known similarity between American Labor Day and Canadian Labour Day is the role football plays in both countries. Labor Day weekend in the U.S. is typically the opening weekend for many of the nation’s college football teams. In Canada,

the Labour Day Classic is played over the Labour Day weekend and features the Canadian Football League’s rivals squaring off against one another. The competing teams do not change from year to year, making this a Labour Day tradition Canadian foot

City Council, on behalf of the residents of Cranbrook, thanks all of our staff for their hard work and dedication to our community.

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ball fans greatly enjoy annually.

We wish to recognize the important contribution each of you makes to benefit our wonderful City each and every day. Enjoy your Labour Day!

Canadian Union of Public Employees

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School District 5 Support Staff Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Jaffray & Cranbrook

The members of CUPE Local 4165 support the staff and students of School District 5 (South East Kootenay) by providing a clean, healthy, safe, caring and supportive environment in which to learn. We include: School Secretaries Custodial Staff Maintenance Staff Bus Drivers Accounting & Payroll Clerical Support

Child Care Workers Noon Hour Supervisors Tradesmen Technical Service Staff Grounds Keepers

Supporting the Community through donations and bursaries

Striving for Excellence

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Walter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kenâ&#x20AC;? Cook 1932 - 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kenâ&#x20AC;? Cook on Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Ethel; Wayne (Sherry) of Vancouver Island; Brenda (Larry) of Prince Albert, SK; Gary (Wendy) of Cranbrook; Lyle (Heather) of Preeceville, SK; Dale (Deb), Lorne (Lynn) and Bradley of Cranbrook; as well as sixteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; ďŹ ve brothers and four sisters. Ken was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Margaret Cook. Ken was born on September 29, 1932 at Hazel Dell, Saskatchewan. He farmed at Hazel Dell until he moved to Cranbrook in 1973. Ken owned and operated gravel and logging trucks until he semi-retired in 1998. While working part time for Rocky Mountain Diesel, he was able to pursue his love of training and racing pony chuckwagon horses. A visitation for Ken will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Celebration of Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2.00 pm in McPhersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Chapel in Cranbrook. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Okanagan/Kootenays Area OfďŹ ce, #4, 1551 - Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

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Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Prefer experience but will to train. Must be physically fit, able to work all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

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In Appreciation A sincere thank you to family and friends for your support during this very difďŹ cult time. The food, ďŹ&#x201A;owers, cards, calls, hugs and Memorial Scholarship donations were gratefully received. To those from near and far, with special mention of the Paramedics who came to honor one of their own, our heartfelt thanks. Your presence at the Celebration of Life for Jon Howard Sortome was a tribute to a very special man, gone too soon. To Myra, the speakers and helpers, our gratitude for your valuable assistance. From the Sortome, Waites and McMurtrie families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the the moments that take our breath away.â&#x20AC;? Jon had many such moments.



Marian W. A. Whebell September 12, 1920 August 25, 2012 The WWII war bride of Harold Ellis, Marian left her native Holland in 1945 to take up residence in Kimberley, British Columbia. She was soon employed by what was then known as the Mark Creek Store, and then â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bayâ&#x20AC;? and recently Fields, where she was the assistant manager. After a somewhat stormy marriage to Harold which led to an equable divorce, Marian married Ralph Whebell, also a veteran, and became Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow in 1990. Retired by that time, she lived a quiet life for a long time and passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 91 years of age. Marian was more or less a â&#x20AC;&#x153;homebody,â&#x20AC;? preferring to do some gardening and practising considerable culinary skills in the kitchen. She also managed to get through an awesome number of novels over the years, being a stalwart Danielle Steel fan. As anyone coming to her house will also know, she did quite a bit of craft work, particularly portraying Amerind themes in her wall hangings. Marian was not blessed with children, which, at times, was somewhat of a disappointment to her. At Marianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request she will be cremated and there will be neither a funeral nor a celebration of life.

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DON’T BE a square! Bake a square and enter it in the Kootenay Country Fair, Sept. 9, at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Pick up entries at Top Crop, Cranbrook Photo, Rick’s Fine Meats and Top Crop Too, in Kimberley.

LOCAL COMPANY seeking skilled trades people in the Cranbrook area for the following full-time positions: -Commercial/Transport Mechanic -Welder/Fabricator -Millwright Competitive salary and benefit package, weekday shifts. Submit resume with references to: Box ‘E’, Cranbrook Daily Townsman, 822 Cranbrook St. N., Cranbrook, BC. V1C 7C3


MANAGEMENT INC. is looking for the following positions: Machinists,Planners with Piping experience,Carpenters,Pipefitters,Masons, Scaffolders,Equipment Operators,Millwrights, Welders,Labourers, Safety Officers. We encourage you to apply in confidence to with your resume, identifying the position title in the subject line. NiRA clients offer a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits program. Only those candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted for an interview.






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~Crafting~Quilting~Nails~ Catalogue Sales, etc. Calling all home based businesses. We have an opportunity to showcase your talents at very affordable prices. Let everyone in the Kootenays know what you have to offer and expand your customer base. Call Marion at (250)426-5201 ext 202 for all the details, then get ready for some new revenue!

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Feed & Hay HAY FOR Sale. Wycliffe; $125./ton; $32./bale-500lbs. 65% Alfalfa. (250)426-7668 • DRILLERS • BLASTERS • POWDERMEN • CONCRETE LABOURERS


VK MASON Local Union Underground Contractor is seeking experienced labor for remote camp job near Kitimat. Looking to hire immediately! Please contact Ashley Halden at 778-724-2500 or ashley.halden@

• Heavy Duty Mechanics • Automotive Mechanics or • Millwrights

(engine exp. an asset) The successful candidate will be operating a service vehicle in Fox Creek, Northern Alberta. Must be willing to work overtime. Exp. in natural gas compression is an asset. The successful candidate is not required to reside in Fox Creek, shift work negotiable. We Offer Top Competitive Wages, Benefit Plan & Performance Bonuses. E-mail resume to: jobs@ or fax to: (1)780-622-4409 Journeyman Mechanic Do you love the outdoors? OK Tire in Terrace, B.C. NOW HIRING! Excellent renumeration for successful applicant. Fax resume to (1)-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or Email:

OH DOGS RESCUE AND ADOPTION Three young dogs, all female, spayed and shots up to date. One is a red heeler cross and the other 2 are mix breed. All are good with kids and other dogs. Adoption price is $200. Contact Wendy at 250-429 3453

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Furniture 2 BEDS. 1 queen (1.5 yrs) and 1 king. Both in Perfect condition! $500./each. Please call Margaret (250)426-3222.



Misc. Wanted Come join the fun at Kootenay Country Fair, Sunday Sept. 9, at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Book your commercial tables for $25/crafts,(bring your own table) and $100/food vendors. For more information, phone Kath Backshell-Jones (250)421-4215 or email Deadline, Wed. Sept. 5. Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082

Help Wanted

TOP SOIL SALES (Out of town deliveries can be arranged)



MOVING SALE: Larger, likenew washing machine, beautiful coffee tables, area rugs, beautiful oak dining set, medium size wall unit, console T.V.,(in good working condition) and lots more. To arrange viewing, (250)426-2609

2 Bdrms, 2 baths, open concept. Windows on all sides makes this home bright. A motivated seller. Call for a viewing, agents welcome to show.

Own one of Baker Hill’s nicest Heritage Homes. Lots of character, tastefully decorated. 3 bdrm + den, 2 bath, heated shop/garage. New windows, furnace, hw tank, wiring, plumbing, security system, sprinkler system, beautiful gardens and much much more. Must be seen to be appreciated.



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Licensed Journeyman Technician As a growing dealership, we have an immediate need for a Licensed Journeyman Technician. Are you energetic, motivated and want to be part of a successful team? We offer excellent wages and benefits as well as a busy and friendly work environment.





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Please apply in person or fax resume to: Alpine Toyota Attn: Matt McCorriston 1924 Cranbrook St., N. Cranbrook, BC V1C 3Y1 Fax: 250-489-4010

B A Blacktop (Cranbrook) a division of Interoute Construction Ltd., is searching, for a BOOKKEEPER/ RECEPTIONIST to work out of our Cranbrook office. The applicant will provide a full range of bookkeeping and reception duties. The successful candidate should have good organizational skills, will need to be a self starter, work independently and meet required deadlines.


Reporting to the Office Manager of B A Blacktop (Cranbrook), the successful candidate will be responsible but not limited to : Duties/Tasks · Preparation and processing of A/P, A/R, payroll and G/L entries from source documents · Correspondence and communicating with customers and suppliers. · Excellent telephone mannerisms and pleasant personality.

Knowledge/Skills · Strong computer skills ( excel ) · Excellent accounting knowledge · Strong oral and written communication skills · Knowledge of Explorer Software would be an asset

Experience/Education · Bookkeeping experience a definite asset. B A Blacktop (Cranbrook) offers a competitive compensation package with a comprehensive benefit plan. Please send your resume to the attention of: Bernice Graham, email or fax your resume to 250-426-7841, by September 7th, 2012.

Reporter Full Time The Free Press, Fernie, BC The Free Press newspaper has an immediate opening for a full time reporter. We are looking for someone with a journalism degree/ diploma and at least one year of newspaper experience. The qualied applicant must have experience with Indesign and Photoshop and will be expected to work independently, reporting to the Editor. We are seeking that true journalist who loves to cover everything from the seniors’ bake sale and city council to junior B hockey and school plays. The reporter is expected to work exible hours, including weekends, and must own a car and be prepared to travel across the Elk Valley. The successful candidate will receive a very competitive salary, car allowance, and an excellent benet package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. If you have an interest in the community, excellent writing skills and experience in journalism, and the ability to work to strict deadlines, please send a cover letter, resume, and examples of your writing and photography work to: Angela Treharne Editor The Free Press 342 Second Avenue Box 2350 Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 Fax: (250) 423-3110 Email: Only those selected for interview will receive a response.

ASSISTANT BOOKKEEPER/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Our client is a Cranbrook based heavy equipment sales and service outlet encountering substantial growth. The client requires the services of an assistant bookkeeper/administrative assistant to provide the following: 1. Take full charge of the company’s accounts receivable department including invoicing, accounts receivable cycles, statement mailing 2. Take full charge of company receivable collections and collection actions under the direction of management 3. Provide assistance to the head bookkeeper and provide complete bookkeeping services to the company in any absence of the head bookkeeper 4. Preparation of all payrolls and related reporting and remittances 5. Provide such other bookkeeping support and assistance as may be requested 6. Provide such other administrative services as may be requested. This is a part time position consisting of a minimum of 30 hours per week with the expectation of working into a permanent full time position taking on an increasing portion of the company’s bookkeeping requirements. Experience in accounts receivable and payroll functions is a prerequisite with experience in full service bookkeeping and general ledger work being a definite asset. The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work closely with the head bookkeeper and management staff. The client offers a competitive remuneration rate with full staff benefits. Applicants should submit written resumes only, complete with references, to: Bruce Hryciuk FCGA, Hryciuk Gallinger, Certified General Accountants 2031113 Baker Street, Cranbrook, B.C., V1C!A7, Fax: 250-489-1893, Email: Resumes will be accepted up to August 31, 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Girl Friday A small manufacturing company is hiring a Girl Friday for Cranbrook, BC. This position will be responsible for providing general secretarial and receptionist duties for the day to day operations of our company. Key skills and qualifications for this position include: ™6YkVcXZYXdbejiZgh`^aahl^i]egdÄX^ZcXn in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF and good knowledge of accounting. ™:mXZaaZcidg\Vc^oVi^dc!eg^dg^i^o^c\VcYi^bZ management skills ™=^\]aZkZad[VXXjgVXnVcYViiZci^dc to detail ™Higdc\bjai^"iVh`^c\h`^aah ™ :mXZaaZcikZgWVaVcYlg^iiZc communications skills

™6W^a^inidldg`^cV[Vhi"eVXZY!YZVYa^cZ  driven environment This positions is full time but depending on the applicant, could be 4 days a week. Please forward resume to P.O. Box 315, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H8

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Site Superintendent Journeyman Carpenters Safety Ofcer MDG Contracting Services, a dynamic, growth-oriented general contractor is hiring Site Superintendents, Journeyman Carpenters and an Occupational Health & Safety Ofcer for our construction projects in the Sparwood and Elkford regions of BC.


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SERVICES GUIDE Contact these business for all your service needs!

To advertise using our “SERVICES GUIDE” in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman, Kimberley Daily Bulletin and The Valley, call us at 250-426-5201, ext. 202.

A & A ELECTRIC “At your Service” Licensed and Bonded We specialize in service work and service upgrades. Call for a quote. (250)427-7819 (250)581-1200

BEAR NECESSITIES HOME WATCH SERVICE Going on holiday & need your home checked on? Lawn mowing, watering, p/u mail, cat care & more. BONDED & INSURED For Peace of Mind Home Vacancy. (250)464-9900

CONCRETE WORKS!! All aspects of concrete work done from start to finish. Any finish available (stamped, polished, etc.) Mini Excavator and Dump Truck Service. No job too big or too small. For free quotes call Jason (250)464-5595

CUSTOM CLADDING No More Painting Custom cladding is a Maintenance free Pre-coloured Aluminum Product, formed & fit to beautify & protect the exposed wood on your home, for years to come.

IS YOUR COMPUTER SLUGGISH OR HAVING PROBLEMS? It’s time for a tune-up! Why unplug everything, send away & wait when SuperDave comes into your home? Specializes in: *Virus/Spyware Removal, *Troubleshooting, *Installations, *PC Purchase Consulting.

-Window & door frames. -Patio & deck, beams/ columns/stairs. -Wood trims & fascia. -Decorative’s & shutters. -Functional vents. -Over 20 colours to choose from.

SuperDave offers affordable, superior service & most importantly; Honesty. SuperDave works Saturdays & evenings too!

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DUSTAY CONSTRUCTION LTD Canadian Home Builders Association Award Winning Home Builder Available for your custom home and renovation needs.

Join an elite preschool setting. The Little Acorn is offering limited spots for September registration. Ages 32 months to Kindergarten. Subsidies welcome. Call Shirley Jowsey or Doreen Lethbridge (250)426-4318.

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Since 1997 as your Cranbrook Renovation Specialist in Bathrooms, Hardwood, Floors, Tiles, Basements, Decks & More. ph:(250)417-0059 cell: (250)421-0372 email:

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WANTED!! GARAGE to rent: Locking garage to use for upcoming garage sale on Sept 15. Please call Sherry, (250)829-0593


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Safety Ofcer: Level 3 First Aid is mandatory, Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Construction Safety Ofcer (CSO) is a denite asset. Minimum 5 years experience as a Safety Ofcer on commercial construction projects in BC.



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Journeyman Carpenter: Red Seal Carpenter endorsement with minimum 5 years experience.


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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CEDAR PARK Apartments 1&2 Bdrm Apts. Elevator, onsite laundry, central location, live-in manager. Heat & hot water included. N/P, N/S. $675-$800/mo.(250)489-0134.

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FOR RENT in Canal Flats. 3 bedroom home with 2 vehicle detached garage, newly renovated, N/S, pet negotiable. Available Sept.1st, $900/mo plus utilities & DD. Phone (250) 349-5306 or (250)4898389.

Suites, Upper FURNISHED STUDIO suite in Kimberley. $495./mo. Free laundry, internet, basic cable and utilities. Call Peter (250)908-0045. Sorry, no pets. Highland Property Management.

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WHITE HIGH canopy for 2005 GMC/Chev long box. Ex. cond. $500 250-428-7985

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2010 Toyota Corolla XRS Read the DAILY newspaper for local happenings!

4BEDROOM HOUSE, $1200/mo plus DD & utilities. W/D, F/S. Call (250)489-5507 or (250)489-1324. BEAUTIFUL NEWER HOUSE FOR RENT IN THE SLOCAN LAKE AREA. AVAILABLE OCT 1st • 4 Bedroom-2 Bath on 2 Acres • Red Mtn. Road above SILVERTON w/ Valhalla views + quiet privacy • N/S , Open to keeping animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 1 Yr Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1250 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@

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1998 NEON SEDAN Auto, 155,000 km, winter tires inc.



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1979 CHEV 3/4 ton 4x4 454 4 spd, daily driver $2000 250 428-7985

1998 DODGE quad cab, 4 x 4. Low kms. $5500./obo (250)426-3092



Established custom builder for over 30 years. Certified Journeyman Carpenters Reliable Quotes Member of the new home warranty program. Kevin 250-421-0110 Krister 250-919-1777

GARAGE SALE! Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2, 9am - ??. Guitars, speakers, playstation, reloading kit, Scentsy stuff, etc. 1472 Southview Drive, Cranbrook YARD SALE, Sat. Sept.1 9am-2pm. Lots of baby items and misc. #26 15A Ave. S. (Park Crest Court).

TOOLS AND ASSORTED household items, freezer, 2 Argos. Rain or shine. 9am-4pm, Fri. Aug 31 and Sat. Sept.1. 1371 Paul Road, Kimberley. (Houndy’s House)

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3 Z71, skid plates, 4 inch lif kit with brand new rims & tires 78,291 kms. We finance! De livery to your door, no prob lem! Visit our website to sub mit a credit application today See our website for more pics Call Andy direct 250-616-7767

Boats MUST SELL!! 1992 16ft Vanguard open-bow ski boat. 85HP Yamaha motor. Lots of extras, fish finder, tow ropes, knee board, tube, air pump. First reasonable offer takes it. Asking $3000./obo (250)417-5813

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August 30, 2012 edition of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman