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At least ten bears put down in last month Control attractants C AROLYN GR ANT

The last time the Bulletin reported on bear activity in Kimberley on September 24, four bears had been put down since the beginning of the month. That number has now risen to at least ten, says Shauna McInnis of East Kootenay Wildlife Aware. “They are just everywhere,” McInnis said. “There’s no centre of activity. Kimberley is a big long line and bears are getting into trouble everywhere.” The main problems are the usual suspects — unpicked fruit trees and available garbage. “The bears are getting

what they can,” she said. “They are getting in all sorts of trouble and doing property damage to fences and sheds. They are fairly aggressive about going back to properties where they’ve found food before.” It is an unusually bad year for bear activity throughout the East Kootenay, brought about by an early berry crop which also petered out early. This, says McInnis, resulted in bears coming into town early at the beginning of September. If a bear doesn’t find attractants on your property, he will move on. Pick your fruit trees and secure your garbage. At this time of year, an extra weekly trip to the transfer station between garbage pick ups may not be a bad idea.

All set to skate with the big guys is Dylan Flowers, the latest Dynamiter Subway Seventh Player.

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CR Airport continues to meet with WestJet The bid to entice WestJet’s new regional carrier into Canadian Rockies Airport C AROLYN GR ANT

Tristen Chernove, Managing Director of the Canadian Rockies International Airport has another meeting with WestJet this week,

and his eyes are on a prize that almost every smaller city in Canada is vying for — the chance to snag WestJet service with its new regional carrier, which is scheduled to role out in the next few months. Conversations with WestJet are nothing new, Chernove says. He has been in communication with the airline since 2009 on the possibility of bringing the carrier into Cranbrook. “We have been communicating frequent-

ly since 2009, before anyone knew there would be a regional carrier,” Chernove said. “But it’s much more viable now that they are launching a regional.” There are still a lot of unknowns about the new regional carrier, he says, such as whether it will start up in eastern or western Canada. And it will start slowly with only a few planes introduced at first. “If it starts in Ontario, I don’t know if Western Canada will see it for a year or

more,” Chernove said. And the competition to be one of the cities selected as a stop will be fierce. “Everyone is looking to be a part of it,” he said. There is certainly plenty of interest in this area. A joint Kimberley Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce event was hosted at the airport last week.

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‘The Painted Crate’ taps into Cranbrook’s artistic side Tow n s m a n Sta f f

The Painted Crate is a new business opening next week that will tap into the creative, artistic side of Cranbrook. While owners Barb

Stevenson and Jan Stone will be exclusively using Benjamin Moore Paint and Branding, they will be offering do-it-yourself classes featuring fun

projects and painting essentials. In addition to these creative aspects, Barb and Jan will be displaying pieces of art of local artists, in order to show


Agricultural Plan Open Houses

You are invited to join us at our upcoming Agricultural Plan Open Houses. There will be seven evenings in all, led by our consultant Dave Struthers to create conversations around agriculture in the region. And, we want to hear from you! Dave will be sharing information on the 2011 Agricultural Land Use Inventory, and looking to learn more about your vision for the future of agriculture in the East Kootenay and how to work toward that vision. Although we recognize the impact the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and Agricultural Land Commission policies have on agriculture in our region, we do not intend to focus on the merits of the ALR or operation of the ALC. The changes being undertaken by the ALC will be led by the Commission and are not part of the Agricultural Plan process.

The next Open Houses will be held: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Monday, October 29, 2012 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wasa Community Hall Wycliffe Exhibition Grounds 6145 Wasa School Road, Wasa 5325 Staples Road, Wycliffe Meetings will also be held in Hosmer, Jaffray, Grasmere, Invermere and Brisco in November. Visit for meeting dates, times and locations. Contact Dave Struthers, Agricultural Consultant at Vast Resource Solutions, 250-426-5300 or for more information. 19 - 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: Website:

customers how they can put together a room with flow and flair. “This business idea came to us from our love of paint, and a desire to offer something new to our community,” Barb and Jan say. “We look forward to meeting new and past customers of Benjamin Moore.” The public is invited to drop in for a coffee and browse around our new store in the corner of the old Blockbuster location (now beside Millennium Video), or call 250-426-3313 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Painted Crate will be opening Thursday, November 1.

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Barb Stevenson (left) and Jan Stone of The Painted Crate in Cranbrook, opening Thursday, Nov. 1.

Real Deals set for grand opening Cranbrook’s Real Deals on Home Decor only second store in Canada

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Fabulous home décor at true warehouse pricing is coming to Cranbrook. Kristen Simek says that after stopping by her sister-in-law’s new Real Deals on Home Decor store in Lethbridge, she started thinking about bringing the Real Deals franchise to Cranbrook. “We will be the second store to open in Canada,” Simek said. “If you’re looking for clocks, mirrors, lamps, fine art, metal wall art, garden decor, spring & seasonal

Kristen Simek decor, candles, kitchen and bath decor and much more — you won’t find a better

value or selection anywhere in Cranbrook.” The store, located at 300 1st Avenue South in Cranbrook, is holding a grand opening Nov. 1 and 3. Simek is mom to three primary-aged children in Cranbrook. She’s been on her kids’ school’s parent advisory council and has helped coach various teams. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked on and off in the Human Services sector for 20 years but has primarily been a “stay at home mom.”

“But I have always been drawn to entrepreneurial endeavors,” Simek said. “I have owned and operated two seasonal ice cream businesses and have tried my hand at running a kid’s consignment clothing store out of my home when my kids were small.” Real Deals is open Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. “Staying open two days a week keeps our overhead low,” Simek said. “And we can pass the savings on to you.”

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You can’t text 911

9-1-1 emergency calls cannot be received via a text message For the Bulletin

The RCMP would like to remind all residents in the Southeast District that 9-1-1 emergency calls cannot be

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Mark Thio and the staff of the Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Kimberley celebrate Credit Union Day last Thursday with a monetary gift for the Rails to Trails, accepted by John Mandryk.

Teachers talk bullying with ERASE Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff

Teachers from school districts 5 and 6 attended ERASE Bullying training at the Kimberley Athlete and Conference Centre last week. The provincial anti-bullying strategy has been newly launched this year as ERASE (Expect respect and a safe education) by Premier Christy Clark. Doug McPhee, director of instruction/safety, is SD5’s new Safe School coordinator for SD5. Elementary school principals plus a staff representative and an Aboriginal educator took part in the training on Monday, October 15. McPhee said the training focused on creating connectiveness in each school. The idea is that students will develop a relationship with a member of school staff who they trust and can confide in. “Every student who goes through school should be connected with a teacher in school,” McPhee said. But the adult doesn’t have to be a teacher. Every staff member in the school will now receive training from the representatives who attended the conference. “It could be anybody in the building,” McPhee said. “For example, the school janitor is a very easy person to talk to.” The goal of the program is

for those adults to report any issues with bullying or otherwise that they hear from students so that the proper staff can deal with the issues. “We’re not intending to build a staff of pseudo-councillors,” McPhee said. “Right now it’s just to look at what’s happening in the building.” High school and middle school principals, councillors, select staff and Aboriginal educators got the chance to receive training on Tuesday and Wednesday. Their two-day session followed the same theme, but talked about transitioning students from elementary into middle school, and from there into high school. They talked about the threat of violence, risk assessment and investigation protocol, as well as cyberbullying. “The province of B.C. has an excellent program put in place for all,” McPhee said. ERASE has been refreshed for 2012, and McPhee said it is sadly very appropriate given the controversy that has been brought up following the suicide of bullied teen Amanda Todd. The training was scheduled well before Todd’s death, but McPhee said the topic certainly came up in discussions. “You need to re-do a program every once in awhile to bring it up to current times,” he said. “Unfortunately the situation in Vancouver

“In a perfect world if a student is having trouble, there’s someone to support them for the whole day, not just the school day. Doug McPhee School District 5

brought some currency – some immediacy to the program.” In bringing the training back to the schools, McPhee said the district hopes to enlist help from the District Student Advisory Council. McPhee challenged the members to think about what strategies exist in schools to assist victims of bullying, and what ones are working. “We’re going to eventually engage them in looking at school codes of conduct,” he said, adding that the District Parent Advisroy Council will later be involved as well. Each school in the districts from Elkford to Cranbrook, Kimberley to Golden, are in different stages of the connectiveness process. McPhee said one of the issues he identified is forming a creative relationship with

the RCMP who would be enlisted to help in serious cases of bullying. “They would be more than likely the first service agency outside the school district that we would reach out to,” he said. Stopping bullying in its tracks is something that goes far beyond school hours, McPhee acknowledges. “In a perfect world if a student is having trouble, there’s someone to support them for the whole day, not just the school day,” he said. “It was an excellent opportunity for folks to take a look at what needs to be put in place.” The ERASE bullying strategy is a once-a-year opportunity for teachers. They will take what they learned last week and bring it back to their schools. McPhee said it is a five-year plan that has simplified older versions of the province’s anti-bullying program. “It’s taken a lot of bulk out of the reporting format,” he said. After the training, each district has elected a Safe School co-ordinator and several alternates, and McPhee said both districts are on the right path towards eliminating bullying in their schools. “It’s a good step in the right direction, and it’s very timely.”

received via a text message. The equipment is not available to receive text messages at the 9-1-1 Centre located in Kelowna. Currently there is an increasing number of ways to communicate, with text, email, and social media becoming more widely used. Although these options are great for interpersonal communication, or commenting on the RCMP’s Facebook page,

the RCMP is unable to accept reports of crime or other emergencies through text-based formats. Recognizing the many new ways to communicate, police are warning the public against using text messages for emergencies. Wherever you are in North America, if you dial 911 the telephone system is going to direct your call to the closest 911 centre to you. There is not a universal text number for 911 so if you are to text it, it is not going to go anywhere. There is also no way for the caller to verify whether or not their text message has been received at a 911 centre and it is dangerous to assume that help is on the way when no voice contact has been made with an operator to confirm this. 911 and the RCMP communications operators must be able to fully understand the urgency of the public’s need, and obtain full and accurate details of events and complaints, neither of which can be done through text-based communication.

Attracting WestJet

From Front Page Chernove says a lot of business owners were very interested in showing support for his next conversation with West Jet, scheduled for this Thursday. “Just general letters of support won’t help much. But specific details about how a business might use WestJet might be useful. For instance in my business this many people fly at these times.” But what he’d really like is for Kimberley Cranbrook business people to register for the West Jet Rewards program, which is available for free sign up at The Kimberley Chamber is requesting that as many people as possible sign up and let Chernove know that you did by emailing

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Scoops and Scrapes; funny cars BRIAN CROWE For the Bulletin


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Eyes on the Sensei. Kung Fu is now available in Kimberley on Thursdays at 4 pm at the United Church - 10 Boundary St. Newcomers welcome. Above Leif and Owen keep their attention on teacher Barry Northey of Body, Mind and Soul.

This will be the last trip down that two-lane blacktop out at teh Wasa Drags. Maybe next year we will have Phase Two of a place we all loved. Our time in Kimberley was spent parking on Main Street, cruising down at our Mel’s diner (the Super Stop) eating at Aikman’s Cafe, the Ritz Cafe and going to dances at the local hall. Here are a couple of more cars out at the old drag strip. Photos courtesy Brian Crowe

The Sneaker, a hot little Austin from Moses Lake, Washington.


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The Way it Was Courtesy Of The Kimberley Heritage Museum Archives

KIMBERLEY NEWS Newspaper October 22,1953 McDougall Hall The C.M. & S. Co. will be notified of council’s intention, decided at Tuesday evening’s meeting, to terminate the lease of McDougall Hall. The lease was granted by C.M. & S. Co. on July 12, 1949 and has been in force since that time. Council has decided to accept the responsibility of maintaining the park and the swimming pool. Future of McDougall Hall has been in doubt for some time. Council’s action may have some effect in clarifying the situation.

New Subdivision

Additional housing plans for Kimberley moved another step ahead Tuesday evening when council considered a letter from J. E. Brown of the Housing Commission. Council decided to offer 10 ¾ acres of land situated south of View Point subdivision to the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, at a cost of $600. The low figure of $600 was decided on and is evidence of the city’s efforts to help to keep cost of new home construction down to as reasonable figure as possible. 4th Ave. Sidewalk For 1954 Hopes of a sidewalk for 4th Avenue on Townsite were again given a fillip, when Mayor Swann pointed out to council that the issue had been evaded for the past three years. A motion was carried that this section should be given consideration when the program for 1954 was before council for further discussion.

New Sub-Station

Low electrical voltage in the Marysville area has been a common complaint of recent months. Allan Watson, city electrician, has been studying this problem carefully and is now convinced that the opening of the new sub-station in November will solve this annoying problem.

City Cuts Staff

At City Council meeting Tuesday night, Ald. S. l. Loraas reported that Public Works Dept. staff would be reduced shortly to the normal winter crews. Eight men are due to be laid off at the end of this week, with a further eight scheduled for lay-off at the end of the month. This lay-off is, however, a perfectly normal procedure, due to completion of sidewalk laying and roadwork carried out during the summer months.

Dumping Of Ashes

The dumping of ashes in the lane and street by Rapido Laundry in Lower Blarchmont was brought to council’s attention Tuesday evening. The owners are to be instructed to remove the cause of the complaint immediately – or the city will collect and charge owners with the cost.

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Michelle Wright brings tour to Cranbrook Wednesday BARRY COULTER Townsman staff

Michelle Wright, one of Canada’s most renowned Country Music performers, is celebrating her induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame by sharing a portrait of her musical soul with the audience on her latest tour. Wright’s “Songs From The Halls” tour started off in B.C. this weekend, and is coming to Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The show balances many of Wright’s own greatest hits with songs from a variety of genres that have influenced her. Wright spoke to the Townsman last week from her home in Nashville, Tenn. Later that evening she and the band and crew were due to set out by bus, in time to launch her 2012 tour in Kelowna. “It’s pretty awesome,” the veteran singer said of hitting the road for her latest tour. “I’m just fresh off of rehearsals and putting the whole concept together. Wright said she wanted to share her induction into the Hall of Fame with her audience, and strove to find a special way to do that. “You’re just trying to figure out what to do as a Hall of Fame member — how do you celebrate that, how do you share that with your fans, and give them a unique and special show?” Wright said. “So this concept came together, and once it did, I started listening to music and different artists that influenced me. And it’s been a wonderful, challenging journey through music.” And how does this experience translate into the show, Wright was asked. How does this journey begin? Wright illustrated this by launching into song: “‘Here I am, Baby, signed, sealed, delivered I’m yours!’ “And then it goes into ‘Safe In The Arms of Love’ (signs a few bars). Then I think it’s a little Aretha (Franklin), and a couple more of my songs, then a little Merle Haggard. “Kind of an interesting little adventure through music.” While Wright currently lives in Nashville, she is originally from Ontario, and her Canadian musical heritage is part of the equation. “As a Canadian, there are

Michelle Wright is celebrating her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame with a tour.

going to be some Canadian experiences with me and the audience,” she said, mentioning Ann Murray and Ian Tyson as examples. And that’s not to discount her own contribution. “Certainly my songs, that I think cause people who’ve been with me through the years to go places emotionally, along with some of these great songs from international artists outside of Canada, it makes it pretty exciting for me.” Wright is one of the youngest artists to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. “At first I thought, ‘aren’t you supposed to call me back in about 20 years from now?’” she said with a laugh. “Then I thought that it’s just so rare for someone my age to be in the Hall of Fame, and be able to get out there and do what I do on a yearly basis, and to be representing — it’s been way more fun than I imagined.” Wright’s tour is underway with a five-piece band: Peter Lesperence on lead guitar, Lee Warren on steel guitar and guitar; Matt Crouse on drums; Clay Krasner on bass; Mason Embry on keyboards. Wright herself will also be playing acoustic guitar. Michelle Wright’s “Songs From The Halls” tour comes to Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.


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Tragically hip in the age of technology Scoring those concert tickets is a little sweeter when you work a little harder for them


was mighty cold as I clutched my security. It was a trumped up rumour coffee for warmth outside Western that spread like wildfire from the front of Financial Place on Friday. It was 5 the line. It spread like the caffeine buzz a.m., a time I didn’t even know existed, now coursing through me. My feet tinsave for the last time I sat out here in the gled, and I was finally warm. I managed to find the only deck of early morning hours, eyes full of earnest. My favourite pastime on the week- cards we owned that was not unopened ends is sleeping in, so let me assure you, and in new condition. They were stuck together so we pried them there are few things that apart. We all knew where can get me out of bed that the seven of hearts was — early. But there I was, with the unlucky owner of that company in the form of 20 card would be out of luck or so other Tragically Hip Annalee in this round of Go Fish. fans waiting for my turn at Grant It turns out my two the ticket window long companions were out of before the box office staff had risen from their warm, comfy beds luck anyway, because I was making up the rules as we went along. We passed somewhere in Cranbrook. We shared a common fear, the fans the time making up new names for each and I. What if we got to the window and other. My favourite, bestowed on my the section we want is sold out? There friend’s significant other was Reginald. Finally the coffee began to wear off were two pre-sales, what if they sold all and the game of Go Fish ended with an the good seats? At 5:30 a.m. the doors to the arena argument over who won. I had rigged the were opened, and the fans spilled in, set- game in my favour but without a table we ting up tiny camps. Some had lawn dropped all the cards and never got the chairs, and I envied them as they plunked chance to count them. We got a cup of tea at the concession down in their sleeping bags for the long and began doing laps around the arena, haul. I had an emergency concert bag with checking out the old pinboards of varime. In it was my favourite homemade ous sporting accomplishments that have quilt, a box of kleenex, a deck of cards happened within the walls. We admired and Timbits. I also had a large coffee the fashion of the Sweethearts and gigwhich I chugged over the mistaken belief gled at the tight, plaid pants worn by that we’d be forced to throw them out by hockey players from 40 years ago.

After our walk, we amused ourselves watching YouTube videos on our phones. I realized that’s what everyone else was doing: what did concert goers do before smartphones? It was drawing closer to 10 a.m. when the window to the box office would open. I noticed, to my dismay that there were now about 40 people in front of me, instead of the 20 or so that were there when I arrived at 5 a.m. where did they come from? Did they pull the most egregious of all kindergarten crimes, and budge in line? A guitar riff suddenly filled the arena. It was the Hip, “At Transformation,” off of “Now for Plan A,” and it was almost time to get tickets in my hot little hands. People in line readied their cellphones to start calling in when the clock struck 10 a.m. I had faith that I would get seats in the section I wanted, so my phone remained stowed – I was kickin’ it old school. I wondered what all these people would be doing if internet sales were allowed. What’s the fun in clicking a button when you can freeze your fingers off in the quest for tickets? I could have been warm and toasty in bed, but I would have missed the excitement: the thought of not knowing if I’d get my tickets. I’d have missed the hunt, the cat and mouse game for Tragically Hip tickets. And where’s the fun in that?

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Opinion/features Stewardship Zone included into CCF Submit ted

The Cranbrook Community Forest Society is exited to announce the inclusion of the Stewardship Zone into the Cranbrook Community Forest (CCF). The Ministry of Forests. Lands and Natural Resource Operations expanded the current Recreation Site designation to include certain Crown lands to the west of the existing Community Forest boundary, informally described as the “Stewardship Zone”. Many members of our community assumed these lands were part of the CCF already and by applying this protection it allows for more rigorous management to this area and ensures that the lands are managed for public use in the same manner as the rest of the Cranbrook Community Forest. None of the CCF actually falls within the City of Cranbrook city limits but we share a large common border and most users are citizens of Cranbrook. As well, recent contract work has been completed to the north

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Courtesy Tara Gillanders

The area of Crown lands to the west of the Cranbrook Community Forest — known as “The Stewardship Zone” — has been included into the Cranbrook Community Forest. side of the CCF, commonly know as the Eager Hills area, to block unauthorized vehicle access. The desire is to prevent environmental degradation of the area that causes soil erosion, spreads invasive weeds, and contributes to habitat destruction. It is all

part of the CCFS’s ongoing educational goal to make the general public aware of this amazing recreational asset. By restricting vehicle access it preserves the green space as a semi wilderness area for all people to enjoy. The Cranbrook Com-

munity Forest Society is a registered non profit society who are actively involved in the protection and enhancement of this 2000 hectare Interpretive Forest/Recreation Area. The CCFS works with the Province in accordance with a management agree-

ment and includes fund raising and enhancement activities as well as raising public awareness as its primary goals. Please consider becoming a member of the Society by visiting our website at www.cranbrookcommunityforest. com.

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here was palpable disappointment among reporters when Greenpeace organizers clarified that U.S. actors Daryl Hannah and Mark Ruffalo weren’t actually going to join the sit-in against heavy oil pipeline proposals at the B.C. legislature on Monday. I was disappointed too. I would have liked to learn more about what a washed-up mermaid and an easily confused Incredible Hulk really believe about the North American oil industry. In the spirit of celebrity slacktivism, both sent statements of support. To be fair, Ruffalo may still be busy searching for the “truth” about 9/11. In 2007 he declared that the official U.S. government report on the terrorist attacks was “completely illegitimate” because “buildings don’t fall down like that.” I wonder what the relatives of those aboard the hijacked airliners think of him. Hannah has had lots of free time since starring in the 1984 mermaid fantasy <I>Splash</I>. Now she’s mostly famous for getting arrested, and she did so again in Texas on Oct. 3, standing in front of earthmoving equipment building the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s worth noting that the project Hannah tried to stop has the support of the Barack Obama administration. The southern section from Cushing, Oklahoma oil storage facilities to Texas refineries is in-

deed being built by the sinister foreign TransCanada Corp., but it doesn’t carry the dreaded Canadian “tar sands” oil that eco-celebrities are convinced will end life on Earth as we know it. It’s the northern section that Obama has temporarily opposed, after fervent demonstrations such as the one in Washington DC where Hannah’s first celebrity arrest occurred in 2011. At that time, Hannah reBC Views cited the familiar talking Tom points of the U.S. environFletcher mentalists who exclusively target Alberta. In a new book, oil sands pioneer and Suncor founder Rick George dissects Hannah’s claims, and asks why they were reported so widely and uncritically. Hannah claimed “the contribution to the carbon in the atmosphere is unprecedented.” George cites a Royal Society of Canada report that concludes the entire oil sands operation is responsible for five per cent of Canadian emissions. Fossil-fuelled electricity generation is 16 per cent of Canada’s total. Vehicles and other transportation account for 27 per cent.  “How does the oil sands contribution possibly qualify as unprecedented?” George asks. Another Hannah quote: “I’ve been hearing about how many people have cancer that live downstream from the tar sands project.” Canadians heard that too,

thanks in large part to an alarmist CBC documentary by David Suzuki featuring jet-set movie director James Cameron. George describes how this allegation was made in 2006 by a doctor who claimed a cluster of rare bile cancer cases in the remote village of Fort Chipewyan, and blamed it on oil sands mining. Headlines blared around the world. George details the Alberta Health Services study that followed, identifying three such cases in 12 years. Statistically higher, yes. A general risk, no. Other types of cancer in Fort Chip were lower than the general population. This finding was endorsed by Australian, New Zealand, U.S. and Canadian researchers. The doctor who diagnosed the original bile cancers admitted: “These results were based on a small number of cases – there is no cause for alarm.” Was this news trumpeted around the world? You can guess the answer. My point here isn’t to make fun of illinformed celebrities. It’s to counteract the fawning, scientifically ignorant coverage they are routinely given by the mainstream media. And I’m not promoting the oil sands or pipelines. I’m saying they should be considered based on facts, not foolishness. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

UPCOMING Have Camera Will Travel.... Join Pamela & Jeff Cooper - “The Wonders of Churchill - Polar Bears & Other Visions” at Centre 64, Kimberley, Tuesday Oct 23 at 7:30 pm. Admission by Donation. Proceeds to Kimberley Arts Council & Expansion Project. Oct 24, McKim Auditorium Kimberley. “Storm Warning, Water Security in a Changing West”, a joint presentation by Bob Sandford and Deborah Harford. Entry by donation. 6:30pm refreshments, mix & mingle, book signing in lobby, 6:45 speakers. Kimberley Disabled Skiers Association; Notice of General Meeting, 7:00 pm, Wed. Oct 24, Jerry Johnston Rm, Kimberley Conference and Athletic Training Centre. Kimberley Flu Clinic: free flu shots for those who qualify on Oct. 25 from 9am to 4pm & November 8 from 1pm to 6pm at Centennial Centre, 100-4th Ave., Kimberley. No appointments necessary. Please bring your Care Card and wear short sleeves. More info: Kimberley Public Health Nursing at 427-2215. Oktoberfest Oct 27 2012. Time: 6-7pm, Dance: 8 pm Brad and the Boys. Serving: Bratwurst. sauerkraut, Potato Salad and a Bun. Contact: 250-426-8531 or 250-426-4572 Oct. 31st Mark Creek Lions Halloween Bonfire featuring free hotdogs & hot chocolate. 2 locations; Centennial Hall in Kimberley, and Central Park in Marysville, 6pm to 9pm. Interested in computers? Didn’t learn in school? CBAL is hosting a 6 week Introduction to Computers for adults of any age beginning Friday Nov 2 at 1pm at the Cranbrook Public Library followed by refreshments. Free! Registration required: Katherine 250-417-2896 Ladies Aid of Knox Presbyterian Church Tea & Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2-4pm. Saturday Nov. 3rd, 10am - 4pm, Craft Sale featuring local artisans, at the Cranbrook Golf Course. Sponsored by Cdn Federation of University Women. Proceeds to bursaries, scholarships and education to East Kootenay students. Info: 250-426-4804. 2012 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Chateau Kimberley. 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Bombers have to play well and hope the other guys lose SCOT T EDMONDS Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — There is no safety net under the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they face their final two games of the season with only one way to get into the playoffs — be very good and be very lucky. “We have a glimmer of hope to make it to the playoffs and so that’s what we’re trying to do,’’ interim head coach Tim Burke said Monday. After stumbling badly out of the gate this season, the 5-11 Bombers find themselves in a statistical tie with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL East. The Bombers are ahead of the Ticats in the standings because they won both their meetings with Hamilton this year. So far so good, but the 7-9 Edmonton Eskimos are poised to play spoiler. The only way it works for Winnipeg is two Bomber wins and two losses from the crossover-threatening Eskimos. Anything else, and lockers get cleaned out. Their first challenge is in Hamilton on Saturday, when they face the Ticats. While their two victories over the Ticats might give Bomber fans reason to hope, their following game is at home against the East-leading Montreal Alouettes. But even that seems doable, after Winnipeg’s surprising 27-22 win

over Montreal on Oct. 8. Offensively, the Bombers have picked up the gauntlet with the return of starting quarterback Buck Pierce from a concussion. “I really like where our offence is right now,’’ said Burke. “Obviously Buck being in there gets the confidence going.’’ He also noted the strong play the Bombers are getting from their running backs. When he’s been able to play this season, Chad Simpson has been a consistent performer but the Bombers have found a hidden late-season gem in Will Ford. “With the combination of Chad’s power and Will’s explosiveness along the edge, I mean those are two really good running backs,’’ Burke said. “I wish our defence was playing as good as them. We aren’t though. We’re not playing very well in man coverage and we just have to do a better job on first down than what we’re doing.’’ Winnipeg walked out of Toronto with a 44-32 win on the weekend, although the defence gave up four touchdowns to Ricky Ray’s passing attack. Burke says he doesn’t know why the defence isn’t playing as well as last season. Burke was the defensive co-ordinator when he was shoehorned in as head coach, after Paul LaPolice was sacked mid-season.


SWEET CELEBRATION: The Mount Baker Wild soccer team placed second in their home tournament over the weekend, falling 4-1 to a team from Kalispell in the final at Moir Park. The Wild advanced by beating Creston and playing Golden to a 3-3 draw in round-robin. The Wild downed Creston again in elimination before facing Kalispell in the championship match. Above: Matt Sopkow (left) celebrates a goal with a teammate during a game against Golden on Saturday.



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BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: Mount Baker Secondary School Wild football player Logan Marion gets a sack on the opposing quarterback for the Valleyview Vikes out of Kamloops on Saturday at the high school field.

Mount Baker Wild fall to visiting Vikes TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The Mount Baker Wild football club had a tough loss over the weekend, dropping a 38-0 decision to the visiting Valleyview Vikes at the high school field. The Wild held the Vikes to only two touchdowns in the first half, while the Mount Baker offense seemed to struggle all game, according to head coach Steve Lightfoot. “It’s disappointing,” said Lightfoot. “They’re a good club, they’re second in our league and we thought we had a good shot at them, boys practiced hard, but come game time, we just couldn’t execute.” The team seemed to struggle on the offensive side of the game, as Lightfoot added that the ball was turned over nine times. “You can blame it on cold weather, nerves or inexperience, but it’s hard to get anything going when you turn the ball over that many times,” Lightfoot said.

Lightfoot said the defence was a bright spot in the game, as his boys were making a lot of tackles. Steve Zsillei, the defensive co-ordinator, agreed. “Defensively, it definitely went our way, but I think 90 per cent of the game we were out with our defence, because offensively we went south,” Zsillei said. “Every game so far this year, we’ve accomplished something and we’re moving ahead, but in this last game, offensively we didn’t do that.” The turnovers didn’t help things for the Wild, while Lightfoot said the team struggled to get the ball into the hands of the right players. “On offense, we got two talented wingmen and we couldn’t get them the ball,” said Lightfoot. Defensively, Logan Marion had seven tackles and four sacks, while Andreas Guiterrez, had seven tackles and an interception.

Sid Verma had a monster game with 15 tackles and contributed towards two quarterback sacks. “They played really, really well on defence,” said Lightfoot. That kind of result is frustrating, especially on the home field in front of a crowd, he

added. “Great fan support and cheerleaders were out, it was a great day for football,” Lightfoot said. “It was cold, but lots of parents were out and we appreciate that.” It’s back to the drawing board in practice this week, as the Wild

finish the season on home field with two more games in the coming weeks. The Wild will face South Kamloops Secondary School—the top team in the conference—on Saturday, followed by Westside, out of Kelowa in two weeks.


FUTURE RECRUITS: The Mount Baker Cheerleading team put on a halftime show during the football game that included some new recruits. Roughly 30 kids took part in a cheerleading camp last Friday at Mount Baker Secondary School, and the young ladies put their newfound skills into practice for the home crowd at the halfway mark of the game.

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Avalanche return home from opening road trip Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor

The College of the Rockies Avalanche volleyball teams returned from their opening four-game weekend road trip to the Lower Mainland with a list of things to work on. The men’s team split their record with Capilano University, while dropping both matches against Douglas College. The ladies returned with a 0.500 record, beating both teams once, while also giving up a game to each opponent. Both men’s head coach Steve Kamps and women’s head coach Agata Bendkowska said it was good to get back out onto the court and see how their teams stood up. Kamps was a little disappointed that his team didn’t reach their goal of two wins, but he noted that Douglas College is very talented, and pegs them to be a top team

in the Pacwest league. “Playing them in their gym in the first matches of the season, I think we competed them at times. The first set, we got badly outplayed, but the guys responded and came back. “We were in the match and it was close, and we really weren’t playing that well, so I think that was good to see.” The men lost that match 3-1 to Douglas, and dropped their rematch the following day by the same score. “The second night, we competed again, probably played well enough to win the match, but unfortunately we just had trouble putting the ball away,” Kamps continued. The team refocused for it’s matches against Capilano University, which helped them towards a 3-1 win for their first game. However, the wheels fell off for the final match of the

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four-game stretch. “We completely shut down on Sunday for the end of the road trip,” said Kamps. “We ran into a very hot team, Capilano was digging everything and they would’ve been tough to beat that day.” Injuries also became a factor, as a few players were nursing the pains that come with playing multiple games

on road trips. Now that the team is back, Kamps said he wants the team to work on finishing the ball in practice this week. “The biggest thing we saw all weekend is that we had trouble putting the ball away,” Kamps said. “We didn’t pass well at times and that makes it difficult to put the ball away, but even at

times, we passed the ball well, and the sets were there, but as attackers, we weren’t making good decisions.” The ladies had more success than their male counterparts, earning a win against both Douglas College and Capilano University, while giving up a game to each opponent as well. The women’s team went through their preseason tournament for Rumble in the Rockies with three consecutive wins, and Bendkowska said that experience gave her team the confidence it needs to face other opponents in the Pacwest league. Earning two wins on the road gives her ladies even more credibility in the Pacwest league. “All the teams now are going to respect us and be scared of us as a team,” Bendkowska said. “We’re very happy that we’re finally starting to win

and starting the season with two wins is unbelievable for the College of the Rockies ladies team, because they’ve never done it.” The ladies were very close in sweeping Douglas College, as the first game went to a tiebreak set, but their opponents got the upper hand. The Avs came back the next day and won 3-1. Capilano came out strong in their first meeting, winning 3-0, but the ladies roared back for a 3-0 win of their own in a rematch for their final game. Now that the women have returned to their home gym, Bendkowska wants to keep improving on their game. “Little things with everything,” she said. “A little blocking, a little hitting, defence, passing. Everything that we need to work on, it’s just small pieces to make sure that we play consistently. That’s our goal right now.”

Giants stun Cardinals 9-0 for a berth in World Series Josh Dubow Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Rookie shortstop Pete Kozma moved to his right, only to watch the ball off Hunter Pence’s broken bat inexplicably change directions when the shattered barrel hit the ball a second and then third time. Three runs scored on a play that just about summed up the final three games of the NL championship series when almost everything went wrong for St. Louis, costing the defending champion Cardinals a return trip to the World Series. Kyle Lohse failed to

make it out of the third inning, the Cardinals’ bats fell into a cold spell at the worst possible time and St. Louis was eliminated from the post-season with a 9-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 on Monday night. After breaking out to a 3-1 series lead, the Cardinals were outscored 20-1 the rest of the series in a collapse reminiscent of the one this franchise endured in the 1996 NLCS when Atlanta outscored St. Louis 32-1 in the final three games. The Cardinals batted .190 with 27 strikeouts in the three losses. They

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also made four errors, were 1 for 21 with runners in scoring position and allowed Giants pitchers to drive in three runs _ or two more than their entire lineup produced _ to become the 12th team to blow a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. The latest loss ended a record-tying streak of six straight St. Louis victories in winner-take-all games. That included four wins in the past two seasons, including Game 7 of the 2011 World Series against Texas and the comeback from 6-0 down in Game 5 of the division series against Washing-

ton. It also denied Carlos Beltran his first trip to the World Series. Beltran, one of baseball’s greatest post-season performers with 14 career playoff homers, fell agonizingly short once again, losing in Game 7 of the NLCS for the third time with three different teams: Houston, New York and St. Louis. He lost to the Cardinals in his first two trips and couldn’t get there playing for St. Louis either. He had one hit Monday night and stole a base _ his record 11th in the post-season without being caught _ but it wasn’t nearly enough.

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Lohse allowed one run in the first inning and then came up to bat in the biggest spot of the game for the Cardinals. With runners on second and third and two outs in the second, Lohse hit a line drive that looked as if it would reach the outfield to give St. Louis the lead. But shortstop Brandon Crawford made a leaping grab to rob Lohse and the hole quickly got bigger. Lohse allowed an RBI single to fellow pitcher Matt Cain in the second and couldn’t retire a single batter in a rocky third inning. The Giants loaded

the bases with nobody out to knock Lohse from the game. Reliever Joe Kelly broke Pence’s bat at the label with a 95 mph fastball. The shattered barrel hit the ball two more times, putting an odd spin on the ball that sent it slicing in another direction and into left-centre, fooling Kozma on the play. Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval scored easily on the double and Buster Posey raced home from first to make it 5-0 when centre fielder Jon Jay bobbled the ball for an error. The Giants tacked on two more runs in the inning, providing a deficit too

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big even for the comeback Cardinals to overcome. That brought an end to what had been a remarkable season when the Cardinals made it back to the post-season under first-year manager Mike Matheny despite losing star slugger Albert Pujols to free agency and the retirement of longtime manager Tony La Russa. St. Louis won 12 of its final 16 games to earn the NL’s second wild card on the second-to-last day of the season, then won 6-3 in a winner-take-all playoff at Atlanta to reach the division series.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Boredom is not likely to be an issue, thanks to those around you. Many people who form the framework of your daily life could seek you out. Your imagination loves wondering what is going on beyond the words of others. Tonight: Celebrate your friends. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Others look up to you, as you are able to see many different paths to a goal. You know how to delegate, explain and take an active role in the direction of a project. A partner or loved one comes forward with a quirky, fun idea. Tonight: Where the action is. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Stay on top of calls and other forms of communication. You have a unique ability to see what is going on behind others’ words. Your sense of humor comes out, but do not let anyone know what is putting a big smile on your face. Tonight: Break a pattern. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your instincts come through with

a joint money matter, yet you still might not be sure in which direction you should head in order to maximize your gains. News from a distance or a discussion with someone in the know helps you clarify a decision. Tonight: Time for a chat with someone. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Others happily come forward and pitch in, which makes your life easier. A meeting or a get-together with a group of friends makes a big difference in your life. A close loved one or friend inspires you to go for what you thought was not possible. Tonight: Say “yes” to a fun invitation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You will remain level and focused, despite a misunderstanding that is brewing. You could try to circumvent the issue by confirming and clarifying information, yet somehow confusion still seems to be looming. A partner or dear friend inspires you, but adds an element of uncertainty to your life. Tonight: Off to the gym. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your imagination plays into your decision-making role, for better or

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Annie’s Mailbox by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I recently married “Kevin,” who has been divorced for four years. We decided to live in his house. I knew we’d have adjustment issues, but even so, things don’t seem to be working out. The house is in his name only, although I pay toward utilities, upkeep, etc. But everything has to be his way. Kevin likes the place to be “neat,” which doesn’t mean cleaning. It means shoving stuff into a cupboard so no one sees it. Also, all of the furniture is from his first marriage. I want to update a few things, and he won’t let me. He says his stuff is in good shape. Everything reminds me of his ex and his previous life. I told Kevin I’d like to have a few things that we selected ourselves. He told me the divorce drained him, and he wants to pay the house off before buying anything new. So I offered to purchase things with my own money. He said no. When I moved in, he wanted my belongings thrown away, yet he has drawers of junk from 10 years ago. After five months of marriage, I figured my things would be out of storage. Instead, Kevin says we have everything we need and my stuff is “duplicate.” But some of my possessions are in better shape than his, and I’d at least like the option of going through them with him and seeing what is worth keeping. I’m just so upset, and I’m wondering whether this marriage is a mistake. Any suggestions? -- Frustrated Dear Frustrated: Kevin doesn’t seem ready to commit to a full partnership. The two of you should be able to discuss all issues instead of one of you making unilateral decisions. But this doesn’t have to be an insurmountable problem. Explain to Kevin that you are deeply unhappy with the current situation, and ask him to come with you for some short-term counseling to work on combining your lives in a more positive way. Dear Annie: I am tired of vulgar language, especially at work. Whenever my department head becomes frustrated, he thinks it’s OK to use whatever words he wants. So if he’s upset, he thinks it’s fine to upset others by using offensive language. He knows I don’t care for it and has tried to tone it down. But not much has changed. I’m a quiet guy and keep to myself. I don’t like conflict. So I have done nothing even though it bothers me and puts me in a bad mood when I hear such language. Any suggestions? -- North Carolina Dear North: You must speak up if you expect anything to change. You could talk to the department head, saying that you would appreciate it if he would control his use of unprofessional language a bit more during working hours. He has already made a small effort, so your words will not go unheeded. You also could enlist other co-workers to speak to him, or you could go over his head and complain to a supervisor. But if asserting yourself is not possible, we can only suggest that you indicate disapproval at the time, hoping he will eventually learn to modify his behavior. You also could leave the room, wear headphones or ignore him. Sorry. Dear Annie: I understand the problem of “Pastor’s Wife in the Midwest.” I am a church organist and have been stiffed by the wedding couple, as well. Playing for a wedding involves practice time, attending the rehearsal and additional hours on the day of the wedding. We also must purchase the music and deal with soloists. I play in a small country church and know most of these people personally, so I don’t feel comfortable demanding a certain amount. But pastors, soloists and organists are part of the wedding expenses and should be compensated for these important occasions that cannot take place without them. -- Here Comes the Bride and $$$ Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM

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Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles Gr ahan Dunbar Associated Press

GENEVA– Cycling’s governing body agreed Monday to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life, following a report from the U.S. AntiDoping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams. UCI President Pat McQuaid announced that the federation accepted the USADA’s report on Armstrong and would not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The decision clears the way for Tour de France organizers to officially remove Armstrong’s name from the record books, erasing his consecutive victories from 19992005. Tour director Christian Prudhomme has said the race would go along with whatever cycling’s governing body decides and will have no official winners for those years. USADA said Armstrong should be banned and stripped of his Tour titles for ``the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful

doping program that sport has ever seen’’ within his U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams. The USADA report said Armstrong and his teams used steroids, the blood booster EPO and blood transfusions. The report included statements from 11 former teammates who testified against Armstrong. Armstrong denies doping, saying he passed hundreds of drug tests. But he chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency’s arbitration hearings, arguing the process was biased against him. Former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel is also facing doping charges, but he is challenging the USADA case in arbitration. On Sunday, Armstrong greeted about 4,300 cyclists at his Livestrong charity’s fundraiser bike ride in Texas, telling the crowd he’s faced a ``very difficult’’ few weeks. ``I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse,’’ Armstrong, a cancer survivor, told the crowd. While drug use allegations

Lance Armstrong have followed the 41-year-old Armstrong throughout much of his career, the USADA report has badly damaged his reputation. Longtime spon-

sors Nike, Trek Bicycles and Anheuser-Busch have dropped him, as have other companies, and Armstrong also stepped down last week

Ahmadinejad banned from visiting key ally C anadian Press

TEHRAN, Iran _ Iran’s state prosecutor says he has denied permission to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit an imprisoned advisor, a further sign of the Iranian president’s rapidly waning influence. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi is quoted by the press as saying that Ahmadinejad’s request to visit Evin prison is suspected to be politically motivated. Ahmadinejad demanded to visit Evin after his top press advisor Ali Akbar Ja-

vanfekr was jailed last month after being convicted of publishing material deemed insulting to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ahmadinejad once had the backing of Iran’s clerical establishment but lost it when he was perceived to challenge Khamenei last year. Ejehi said the president would do better to work on Iran’s deepening economic problems that to visit Evin. His remarks were published in several Iranian newspapers Monday.

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JERUSALEM – The family of a former NDP MP who was arrested on board a ship trying to break through Israel’s blockade of Gaza is asking the federal government to help. Jim Manly, who is also an ordained United Church minister, was travelling with several

European legislators and pro-Palestinian activists when he was taken into Israeli custody over the weekend. The 79-year-old was on the Finnish-flagged MV Estelle to draw attention to the struggles of the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. His family says they want Ottawa to do more

to assist his release. His son, Paul Manly, says his father should be permitted to call his family and should not be forced to sign any type of confession. The vessel was reportedly carrying aide supplies when it was intercepted. An official for Foreign Affairs Minister John

Baird said Monday the government recognizes Israel’s ``legitimate security concerns’’ over flotillas into Gaza. ``We have strongly urged those wishing to deliver humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip to do so through established channels,’’ Baird’s spokesman, Rick Roth, said.

disqualification of American rider Floyd Landis. USADA also thinks the Tour titles should not be given to other riders who finished on the podium, such was the level of doping during Armstrong’s era. The agency said 20 of the 21 riders on the podium in the Tour from 1999 through 2005 have been ``directly tied to likely doping through admissions, sanctions, public investigations’’ or other means. It added that of the 45 riders on the podium between 1996 and 2010, 36 were by cyclists ``similarly tainted by doping.’’ The world’s most famous cyclist could still face further sports sanctions and legal challenges. Armstrong could lose his 2000 Olympic timetrial bronze medal and may be targeted with civil lawsuits from ex-sponsors or even the U.S. government. In total, 26 people – including 15 riders – testified that Armstrong and his teams used and trafficked banned substances and routinely used blood transfusions.

Alta Wildrose leader regrets meat tweet C anadian Press

EDMONTON _ Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition Leader Danielle Smith says it was a mistake for her to tweet that properly cooked tainted meat could feed the homeless. Smith told an open line radio show that if you can’t explain your position in 140 words on Twitter, you shouldn’t try. On the weekend, Smith went on Twitter to suggest meat that had to be recalled by XL Foods in Brooks,

MP’s family seeks Ottawa help from Gaza C anadian Press

as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer awareness charity he founded 15 years ago after surviving testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain. Armstrong’s astonishing return from life-threatening illness to the summit of cycling offered an inspirational story that transcended the sport. However, his downfall has ended ``one of the most sordid chapters in sports history,’’ USADA said in its 200page report published two weeks ago. Armstrong has consistently argued that the USADA system was rigged against him, calling the agency’s effort a ``witch hunt.’’ If Armstrong’s Tour victories are not reassigned there would be a hole in the record books, marking a shift from how organizers treated similar cases in the past. When Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour victory for a doping violation, organizers awarded the title to Andy Schleck. In 2006, Oscar Pereiro was awarded the victory after the doping

Danielle Smith Alta., could be cooked thoroughly to destroy E.coli bacteria and then fed to the homeless. NDP Leader Brian Mason suggested

Smith has so little regard for Albertans in poverty she’s OK with feeding them tainted meat. Smith says the angry reaction to her tweet shows that people have so little faith in what officials are doing over the beef crisis, that anything short of destroying the meat is unacceptable. The company has decided to dump the meat in a landfill, and Smith now says that’s probably the best way to go.

Girl shot after being mistaken for skunk C anadian Press

Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk. New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume

and a black hat with a white tassel. Chief Ronald Leindecker told the Beaver County Times that a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder, arm, back and neck Saturday night. Leindecker told the newspaper that the girl was alert and talking

when she was flown to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, about 48 kilometres away. Her condition was unavailable. Leindecker says the man hadn’t been drinking and he doesn’t know whether charges will be filed. New Sewickley police said Sunday that decision will be made in a few days.

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Syria’s civil war spills across borders into Jordan, Lebanon Barbar a Surk Associated Press

BEIRUT – A Jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with armed militants trying to cross the border into Syria on Monday and sectarian clashes overnight in Lebanon left two dead as Syria’s civil war spilled into neighbouring countries. Jordanian Information Minister Sameeh Maaytah said the soldier was the first killed in violence related to Syria’s civil war. He died in clashes with militants trying to illegally enter Syria to join rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime. Maaytah did not say whether the militants were Jordanians or foreign fighters trying to jump into the fray in the neighbouring country. A number of foreign Islamists have been fighting in Syria alongside the rebels. Jordan’s banned Salafi movement – which promotes an ultraconservative brand of Islam – has sent several fighters to Syria in past months and Jordanian border patrols have caught some of them recently. In Lebanon, troops launched a major secu-

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A huge car bomb exploded in a street in central Beirut during rush hour on Friday, Oct. 19, killing at least eight people and wounding 78 others. The explosion occurred at a time of heightened tension between Lebanese factions on opposite sides of the Syria conflict. rity operation to open all roads and force gunmen off the streets, trying to contain an outburst of violence set off by the assassination of a top intelligence official who was a powerful opponent of Syria. Sectarian clashes overnight killed at least two people. Sporadic cracks of gunfire could be heard in the Lebanese capital as troops began the operation a day after the funeral for the slain official, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan.

Opponents of Syria have blamed the regime in Damascus for the alHassan’s killing in a Beirut car bomb on Friday. With Lebanon already tense and deeply divided over the civil war next door, the assassination has threatened to drag the country back into the kind of sectarian strife that plagued it for decades _ much of it linked to Syria. In the Lebanese capital, soldiers backed by armoured personal carriers with heavy ma-

chine-guns took up position on major thoroughfares and dismantled roadblocks. At times, troops exchanged gunfire with Sunni gunmen. Al-Hassan was a Sunni who challenged Syria and its powerful Lebanese ally, the Shiite militant group Hezbollah. The uprising in Syria is dominated by the Sunni majority fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, who like many in his regime is a member of the Alawite sect – an offshoot

of Shiite Islam. Lebanon and Syria share similar sectarian divides that have fed tensions in both countries. Most of Lebanon’s Sunnis have backed Syria’s mainly Sunni rebels, while Lebanese Shiites tend to back Assad. The assassination has imperiled Lebanon’s fragile political balance. Many politicians blamed Damascus for the killing and angry protesters tried to storm the government palace after al-Hassan’s funeral on Sunday, venting their rage at leaders they consider puppets of a murderous Syrian regime. But were pushed back by troops who opened fire in the air and lobbed volleys of tear gas. More than 33,000 people have been killed since the uprising started in March last year. Syrian authorities blame the revolt on a foreign conspiracy and accuse Saudi Arabia and Qatar, along with the U.S, other Western countries and Turkey, of funding, training and arming the rebels, whom they describe as “terrorists.’’

Organic foods not necessarily better for kids, pediatricians say Lindsey Tanner Associated Press

CHICAGO – Parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional foods, the nation’s leading pediatricians group says in its first advice on organics. Science hasn’t proven that eating pesticidefree food makes people any healthier, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. “Theoretically there could be negative effects, especially in young children with growing brains,’’ but rigorous scientific evidence is lacking, said Dr. Janet Silverstein, a co-

author of the academy’s new report and a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. “We just can’t say for certain that organics is better without longterm controlled studies,’’ she said. The report was published online Monday in Pediatrics and echoes a Stanford University study released last month. That research concluded that while eating organic fruits and vegetables can reduce pesticide exposure, the amount measured in conventionally grown produce was within safety limits. Since organic foods tend to be costlier, a good strategy for pennypinching parents con-

cerned about pesticides is to buy only organic versions of foods with the most pesticide residue – including apples, peaches, strawberries and celery, Silverstein said. But the pediatricians group says higher

prices on organic foods might lead some parents to buy fewer fruits and vegetables – not a good strategy since both have health benefits including reducing risks for obesity, heart disease and some cancers.

Parents should aim to provide their families a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whether organic or not, along with plenty of whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products, the report says.

Wildfire spreads in Colorado Rockies C anadian Press

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – A wildfire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park has spread because of strong winds and warm, dry weather. The Fern Lake Fire was listed at 792 acres on Monday, after growing 102 acres the day before. Firefighters aren’t attacking the blaze because it’s in steep, rugged terrain where there are many beetlekilled trees. However, fire managers say they

will take quick action to prevent the fire from spreading beyond the park, if necessary. The fire is expected to keep putting out smoke until heavy snow puts it out. Meanwhile, in southwestern Colorado, fire managers have scaled back the fight against a 222-acre wildfire burning near Vallecito Reservoir.Forty firefighters are monitoring the blaze. It’s no longer considered a threat to 18 homes nearby.

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Philosopher, secular humanist and religion skeptic Kurtz dies at 86 C anadian Press

AMHERST, N.Y. – Paul Kurtz, a wellknown voice for the idea that behaviour should be guided by science and reason over religion, has died. He was 86. The secular humanist philosopher died Saturday at his home in New York state. His death was announced Monday by the Center for Inquiry, which he founded. His family isn’t releasing the cause. Kurtz also took on psychics, astrologers and anything related to the paranormal through the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and The Skeptical Inquirer magazine, both of which he founded. He resigned two years ago from the

Paul Kurtz boards of the centre and committee and the Council for Secular Humanism, another organization he founded. A World War II veteran, Kurtz earned a doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University and taught philosophy at several colleges.

World’s oldest Auschwitz survivor dies at age of 108 Canadian Press

WARSAW, Poland – The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp – a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland’s Nazi occupiers – has died at the age of 108, an official said Monday. Antoni Dobrowolski died Sunday in the northwestern Polish town of Debno, according to Jaroslaw Mensfelt, a spokesman at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum. After invading Poland in 1939, sparking World War II, the Germans banned anything beyond four years of elementary education in a bid to crush Polish culture and the country’s intelligentsia. The Germans considered the Poles inferior beings, and the education policy was part of a plan to use Poles as a “slave race.’’ An underground effort by Poles to continue to teach children immediately emerged, with those caught punished by being sent to concen-

tration camps or prisons. Dobrowolski was among the Poles engaged in the underground effort, and he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Auschwitz in June 1942. “Auschwitz was worse than Dante’s hell,’’ he recalled in a video made when he was 103. Dobrowolski, who was born Oct. 8, 1904 in Wolborz, Poland, was later moved to the concentration camps of Gross-Rosen and Sachsenhausen, according to the Auschwitz memorial museum in southern Poland. After the war, he moved to Debno, where he worked as a Polishlanguage teacher and as principal at an elementary school and later at a high school for many years. He will be buried in Debno on Wednesday. At least 1.1 million people were killed by the Germans at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Most of the victims were Jews, but many nonJewish Poles, Roma and others were also killed there.

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October 23, 2012 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, October 23, 2012  

October 23, 2012 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin