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City recognized for hosting B.C. Seniors Games in 1993 as event celebrates 25th anniversary SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff

Back in 1993, Cranbrook hosted 1,500 athletes for the B.C. Seniors Games. Today, the city is being recognized with a special commemorative banner, handed out to each host community on the 25th anniversary of the Games. “The B.C. Seniors Games Society is a provincial body for promoting seniors awareness and seniors in sports,” explained Hugh Hambleton, secretary treasurer of Zone 7 for the

Games at a special presentation to Cranbrook council on Wednesday, October 31. These days, around 4,000 athletes aged 55 and older take part in the B.C. Seniors Games in sports including soccer, swimming, tennis, hockey, curling, darts, bridge and lawn bowling. “As part of the 25th anniversary, each city that has hosted is given a banner for taking part,” said Hambleton.

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COs to go after Marysville cougar CAROLYN GRANT

A Conservation Officer with hounds is going after a cougar that has now been seen three times in Marysville in the last week. The big cat has been seen twice on 310th Avenue and once on Main Street. It has also been seen taking a household pet. Conservation Officer Joe Carravetta says it’s important that people call in sightings like that because in order to send a CO with cougar hounds out to get a cougar, they need a history on the cat.

“They are difficult to trap. They are there to hunt to kill. Generally in town they are going after house pets, and deer as well.” Joe Caravetta “If we get a call that’s fresh, we’ll send out the officer with cougar hounds,” Carravetta said. “If there’s that many sightings, we’ll send him out today.”

He says they don’t trap cougars for transport elsewhere. If they are hunting in town, they will be put down. “They are difficult to trap. They are there to hunt to kill. Generally in town they are going after house pets, and deer as well. There are lots of deer in Kimberley.” Carravetta says that actually spotting a cougar that many times in unusual. “Seeing them during the day is not common. They generally hunt at night. If they are being seen taking a pet, that cat has got to go.”

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I AM LION, HEAR ME ROAR!: Landon got in the Halloween spirit at the Tamarack Centre on October 31. The eight-month-old trick-or-treated with his parents dressed like a lion. The mall welcomed kids to enjoy some indoor trick-or-treating and activities on a rainy Halloween afternoon. There was face painting and story time, and of course treats to be had at each business within the centre.

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Novartis back on the market ANNALEE GR ANT Townsman Staff

Health Canada has lifted its suspension of the flu vaccines produced by Novartis as of Wednesday. Here in the Interior HealthAuthority, vaccines continued as usual and only 10 per cent of vaccines used in the program were effected by the suspension. Medical health officer Dr. Trevor Corneil said the vaccine was never unsafe, but was in fact pulled from the vaccination program as a precautionary measure.

“Getting the flu shot will keep you from passing on those three very nasty flu bugs that are going around this year.” Dr. Trevor Corneil “It’s important that people who have already gotten the shot know the shots are fine,” he said. IH actually relies more on another vaccine called Vaxigrip for their flu program, which allowed them to continue to vaccinate as usual. Corneil said the problem arose last week when authorities in Europe noticed particulate matter was collecting in the Novartis vaccines Agriflu and Fluad. The decision was made to suspend the vaccine for an investigation into whether the clumping matter was safe or not. “The Euopean governments said, ‘well, let’s take a precautionary approach to this,’” Corneil said. “It was completely precautionary, which was the appropriate thing to do.” In the time between Friday, October 26 when the vaccine was

suspended and Wednesday, October 31 when it was reinstated, Corneil said Health Canada did its own investigation. All evidence from Novartis trials and records of patient reactions were poured over, and no adverse reactions were found. “No one had had any adverse reactions to that shot,” Corneil said. “There was none outside of the normal there.” Corneil said it is not unusual to see clumping material in vaccines of any kind, and health care providers will avoid catching that matter when they draw a needle for injection. The particulates form when the components of the vaccine are combined and the needle is introduced to the vaccine fluid. “It usually looks like little, very tiny white flakes,” he said. The clumps are safe to inject, Corneil said, but health care providers will avoid them to keep the needle clear. With Novartis back on the market for flue vaccines, Corneil is urging people to go get their shot, and to think of others. “It’s not about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting others,” he said. Some people infected with the flu can have no symptoms, but can pass it on to others with weaker immune systems – but it also protects those with healthier immune systems from missing work or other engagements due to a seasonal flu. “Getting the flu shot will keep you from passing on those three very nasty flu bugs that are going around this year.” For more information on where to get your flu shot, visit www. interiorhealth.ca/fluclinics.

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The City of Cranbrook accepted a commemorative banner on Wednesday, October 31, for hosting the B.C. Seniors Games in 1993. This year marks 25 years that the Seniors Games have been held in B.C., and each host community over those years is being recognized with a special banner to mark the anniversary. Pictured, left to right: Hugh Hambleton, B.C. Seniors Games Zone 7 secretary treasurer, Cranbrook Councillor Gerry Warner, Mayor Wayne Stetski, and Bob Ewashen, president of Zone 7 for the B.C. Seniors Games Society.

Cranbrook recognized as Seniors Games host CONTINUED from page 1 Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski said hosting the Games again would be an excellent opportunity for Cran-

brook, adding that finding 2,500 volunteers to bring the event together would be tough.

“It would be a huge advantage for not only the economy but for the exposure to the community as a great place to live,” said Mayor Stetski.

He and Councillor Gerry Warner accepted the banner during a special meeting at city hall on Wednesday.

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Canfor reopens mill in Radium Hot Springs Townsman Staff

Canfor Corp. has reopened its sawmill in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., spending $38.5 million to upgrade the operating and build a new planer mill. The company said once the mill is operating at full capacity next year it will produce 240 million board feet annually and employ 144 people. The mill was closed three and a half years ago, in May, 2009. In November of 2011, Tembec announced that it was selling its Canal Flats and Elko sawmills, and the associated 1.1 million cubic metres of lumber and cutting rights, to Canfor for $60 million. About 455 employees were included in the transaction, with 90 of those located in the head office in Cranbrook. Tembec still owns

the Skookumchuck pulp mill. After the purchasing the Tembec assets, Canfor said it was investing $38.5 million on the Radium facility, creating a new planer facility, the installation of a biomass energy system, and modifications to the existing sawmill. Another $1.5 million was to be spent on the Canal Flats mill to improve drying capacity. “These investments are critical to support the restart of our Radium division,” said Canfor President and CEO Don Kayne at the time. “The fibre in the Kootenay region is amongst the best in the world, and these investments will secure our ability to make top-quality products here to supply global markets.” The reopening comes as the U.S. hous-

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A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Radium Hot Springs mill to announce its re-opening. Left to right: Brian Fehr (BID Construction), Alistair Cook (Canfor), Radium Mayor Dee Conklin, BC Forests Minister Steve Thomson, Canfor CEO Don Kayne, BC Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, Ktunaxa Nation Chair Kathryn Teneese, USW Local 1-405 President Doug Singer ing sector, a key market for Canadian lumber, appears to be starting to recover. A recent report suggested that U.S. housing starts should reach 900,000 next year and just over one million in 2014. With files from Canadian Press

Amount of cocaine seized in Marysville bust C AROLYN GR ANT Daily Bulletin

A Kimberley resident has been arrested for suspicion of cocaine tracking, says Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel. The cocaine was seized in Marysville after officers gained sufficient evidence that a male and female were involved in the trafficking of drugs. “A search warrant was obtained for the male’s residence which was executed right after the arrest,” Newel said. “At total of six grams of what was held out to be cocaine, in two separate packages, was seized.” The 38-year-old male is currently in custody facing charges of Pos-

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The Halloween days of yore I’m sitting at my desk, minding line. Memories of my trick-or-treating my own business, typing days came back to me. The wonderful away. When in comes our thrill of bringing home a pillow case filled office manager with Halloween candy to with loot. My Halloween ritual always began give away to our customers. Curse her! From my vantage point I weeks before the day. I would run around couldn’t even see the box, but it stared at the house and collect each pillow case I me. Coaxing me over for a taste. It was as could find – empty or not. I would lay each sack out on the living room if a candy bar wrapper was floor and pair each one up. picking me up by the scruff The bigger one went in the of the neck and dragging maybe pile, the smaller me over to the box. Leave ones were discarded like me alone! trash and most likely left Eventually having a Annalee there. The maybe pile was mini chocolate bar started Grant sized off until I had the bigto become a better idea. gest pillowcase in the entire Maybe I could have just one? I mean it’s Halloween after all, the house. Who knows what delight I would one day a year where hording candy is not have discovered if we had a body pillow only encouraged but sweet treats are under our roof – perhaps this is precisely thrown at you wherever you go. The hor- the reason we never did have one. On the night of Halloween I’d dress up ror! So I sneak up to the box with the in my costume of choice. I was once Pippi candy, and find not one but four choco- Longstocking, this was my favourite Hallate bars I’d like to eat. Four delicious va- loween costume of all time. I always loved rieties of chocolate and toffee and cara- wearing my costume to school better than mel. How do I pick just one? The truth is I out trick or treating because growing up can’t, and I coyly stuffed all four varieties in Northern Ontario, all costumes had to be able to fit over a snowsuit. We might as into my pocket. For shame. Riddled with guilt, I ate one after an- well have all dressed up as the Michelin other. All four wrappers were empty now, Man or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Once we got home, freezing and extossed in the trash. Crunchie, Aero, Carahausted – not enough Pepsi cans handed milk, Mr. Big. Blast! I have no willpower! A few hours later, the box was calling to out to give us the caffeine boost needed to me again. Come on, one more, it said. I do another block – I would spread my kept my head down. Typed on my key- candy out on the floor, and the sorting board with fierce dedication. The box had process began. All the bags with miscellanow been moved and it was in my sight neous items were opened and dumped

out. Traditional candy like suckers, gumballs and toffees were put in one pile, glorious mounds of mini chocolate bars in another and then the chips. Each category would be put in its own bowl and Mom would be without them until I finished them off – sometimes it took months. Every day at school for the weeks thereafter would be filled with chocolate bars. A sandwich and a Snickers. Pizza Pop and a Tootsie Pop. Hot dog and a roll of Lifesavers. As the years went on I also grew too tall to be considered young enough for trickor-treating. I remember the first time a lady answered the door, me still in middle school, her unconvinced I was appropriately young enough to still be out searching for candy on All-Hallows Eve. They always gave me less candy than my friends. I would play clever tricks like standing on the bottom step with my friends in front of me. That worked for a time, but eventually I had to give it up. It was time to retire from my illustrious trick-or-treating career. Now I’ve lost my train of thought, reflecting back on the Halloween days of yore. It could be that, or I’m experiencing a sugar rush from the 15 more chocolate bars I consumed in the writing of this column and can no longer concentrate on anything but seeing the end of that box of Townsman candy. Annalee Grant is a reporter at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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How wars really come to an end

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ore or less at opposite ends of the omy is growing fast. Time to stop, then. world, two very long wars are But how? There are two reasons why there is coming to a negotiated end, with no victors and no vanquished. In the Phil- more hope for this peace initiative than ippines, President Benigno Aquino signed for its predecessors. The first is that FARC a peace agreement with the leaders of the can no longer hope for an eventual vicMoro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on tory, although it will be a crippling nui16 October after more than 40 years of war. sance for another generation if it is not In Norway the next day, Colombia’s gov- brought back into the political system. ernment began talks with the FARC rebels The other is that the two sides are not tryto end a war that has lasted for over 50 ing to solve all the country’s problems in these talks; they are just years. trying to end the fighting. Neither deal is yet comThe talks, which will plete, and in both wars move to Cuba for the next there have been several round, deal with only five previous peace deals that topics: rural development, failed. But the omens are Gwynne FARC’s participation in better this time, mainly Dyer democratic politics, an because there is a lot more end to the fighting, an end realism about what is posto the drug trafficking, and justice for the sible and what is not. “You can’t just ask the FARC to kneel many civilian victims of the war. Colomdown, surrender and give us the arms,” bia has dozens of other issues that desaid the Colombian president, Juan Man- mand attention, but if you put them all on uel Santos, as the talks in Oslo began. the table there will never be agreement. Those other issues can and should be “They will not do that, so there has to be some way out, and this way out has to be settled by the normal political process, in that you are able to participate in the po- which FARC will play a legitimate part litical arena. This is the way any conflict is once the war is over. There will have to be settled, not only the Colombian conflict.” an amnesty even for grave violations of The Colombian war has gone on so human rights. Nor will the fighting stop long that neither side remotely resembles during the negotiations: that is what prothe adversaries of fifty years ago. The left- vides the pressure for a deal. But this wing revolutionaries who once set out to time, in the end, there will probably be a win power through a guerilla war have deal. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the become hereditary rebels who finance their operations through kidnapping and long war between the central government and the Muslim minority on the big cocaine production. At the same time, the repressive right- island of Mindanao is also heading for a wing governments of the 60s have given peaceful resolution. It has been clear for way to a more or less democratic system. some time that MILF could never achieve The death squads are gone and the econ- its goal of an independent Muslim state

in western Mindanao – and it is also clear that MILF could go on fighting for another generation unless there is a deal. So you might as well make a deal, and the only plausible one is that the Moros (Filipino Muslims) get a broad degree of self-government in the areas where they are the majority. There will be a referendum in 2015 to settle the size and shape of the new “Bangsamoro” region, but it will remain part of the Philippines, and Manila will retain control of defence, foreign policy, and the broad outlines of economic policy. So two wars down (probably), and how many more to go? No more than a dozen or so of comparable scale, most of them in Africa and the Middle East. And whether they are internal wars like Colombia and the Philippines or wars between local nationalists and foreign occupiers, they tend to end the same way. There are exceptions, of course, like the Sri Lankan government’s recent victory over the Tamil Tigers, but in most cases the wars get closed down when both sides recognise that a decisive victory is impossible. Or rather, they get shut down when the participants finally recognise what has already been plain to most outsiders for decades. The extra time is required because the people directly involved have already paid such a price for that elusive victory that they just cannot bear to admit to themselves that their sacrifices were wasted. Does this have any relevance to the horrors that are now unfolding in Syria? A great deal, I’m sorry to say. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist based in London

Aerobics and aesthetics “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir

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he original plan had been for the four of them, two couples, to go together and see if they could get up Mount Dingley, up above The Nine Basins, at the head of Wildhorse Creek but only two of them that time made the climb. The first one to discover that she might not be going on this expedition was Dagma. She’d been having trouble with ‘her waterworks’, as she described her problem, and her G.P. had got an appointment for her with a visiting specialist on the day of the planned climb. She, however, urged her spouse of thirty years or so to go anyway; she’d be all right; he’d enjoy the company. Jake thought about it. Then Brandon announced that his partner had got sick and wanted him, Brandon, to go to Calgary for the conference. Naturally, this business chore coincided with the planned hike. His wife, Cameron, was furious. She reckoned she barely had a true day off more than a couple of times a year and she was going up Dingley, alone if necessary. Brandon knew from long experience that it was useless to argue with Cameron and so worked on Jake to accompany his wife before she did something harebrained up in the Rockies. They could use

her fancy new four-wheel drive utility. Jake wasn’t keen. In fact, Jake slept almost all the way up the Wildhorse road, or pretended to, but when Cameron crossed the creek and started up the badly eroded skid trails, he was wide awake, and hanging on. The woman drove skilfully and manoeuvered the new vehicle over the washouts, the bumps and the fallen trees. Jake admired her skill but wasn’t going to admit to the fact. In fact, he was hoping she’d make a mess of things and have to Peter be rescued. Warland In fact, Cameron drove successfully and turned the vehicle around. She hopped out, all eager to get going. Jake stalled. He wasn’t sure of the way to climb Dingley and didn’t want to make a fool of himself. He poked around for a while and eventually found a bit of a track and set off at a cracking pace, but Cameron followed close behind him, then overtook him. Jake felt a little uncomfortable as they followed the bitty trail through the forest. He didn’t know what to talk about. With other guys, there was always past hunting trips, fishing expeditions plus tons of dirty jokes: macho stuff. Cameron, however, felt light-headed and a trifle silly. She was away from the laboratory where she had been spending too much of her life for too many years. She walked fast and noted that her breathing was fine and that her heart was doing well.

When they emerged from the trail, they passed through the willow thicket, Jake following Cameron and, because of his greater height, noticed the backside of the retreating grizzly. He said nothing and hopped over the tiny creek after the woman. Jake felt that Cameron walked purposefully, probably thinking aerobics rather than aesthetics. She was going to the top of the mountain. He, a one-time hunter and amateur geologist and biologist, was enjoying the journey aesthetically. The peak really didn’t matter. Her ladyship, eyes fixed on the summit of the peak, charged on up the loose scree towards the higher basin. She had her eyes fixed on the summit of her ambition. When they crested the ridge, they were almost blown off their feet and forced to crawl to the summit. Jake, paused, fascinated by a flock of birds that was struggling unsuccessfully to cross the top against the gale, and then, sitting a while in the wind, endeavoured to count the mountain goats on the neighbouring mountain. Cameron was asleep in the lee of a block of limestone on the very summit of her achievement. Jake unearthed his lunch. Eventually they ate their lunches in silence then they headed downward and homeward, she pacing herself aerobically and he, with his eyes open for the grizzly, aesthetically. Peter Warland is a retired teacher living in Cranbrook

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UPCOMING 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. Sat, Nov 3rd. - 11:00 am-1:30 pm. Jubilee Chapter #64, Order of the Eastern Star will have homemade muffins. Start your Christmas shopping early, enter our draws and enjoy a light snack. 401 - 3rd Avenue South, Cranbrook. Christmas in the Country Market & Sale, Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers’ Market. Sat. Nov 3rd, 9am to 4pm, Jaffray Community Centre. Over 35 tables of Christmas shopping at its best! HARMONY CHAPTER #45 Order of the Eastern Star, November Meeting, Monday, November 5th, 7:30 pm Kimberley Masonic Hall, 40 Deer Park Avenue. Visiting Members Welcome!!!!! 2012 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Chateau Kimberley. Exhibit “The Perfect Gift – Christmas Opportunities” runs Nov. 8th to Dec. 5th. Art, jewellery, pottery, or something one of a kind - stop by the CDAC Art Gallery for your holiday shopping. Reception held on Friday, Nov. 16th, 7 to 9pm at CDAC Art Gallery at 135 10 Avenue S (corner of 2nd St. and 10th Ave. S) Saturday, Nov 10: annual Minkha sweater sale - hand knitted by Bolivian women - held at Christ Church Anglican from 10am to 5pm. More info: 250-489-4528 or email beurskensaa@shaw.ca Nov.14 Kimberley Garden Club is back on winter sessions. Nov. program: Hands on Evergreen Centrepiece construction. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. FMI: Nola 250-427-1948. Kimberley Nature Park Society Meeting on Wednesday, Nov 14 at 7:00 pm at the Kimberley Nordic Centre Clubhouse. Guest Speaker: Nigel Kitto. Topic: Recreating in the Nature Park. All Welcome! Refreshments Served! Cranbrook Community Theatre is proud to present Steel Magnolias. Directed by Bob McCue, the play runs for 10 nights, November 16 & 17, November 21-24, November 28-30 and December 1, at The Stage Door, Cranbrook. Tickets at Lotus Books.’ ONGOING Learn-to-skate with us! The Cranbrook Skating Club is offering skating lessons for learners of all ages. Pre-CanSkate (for pre-schoolers), CanSkate (ages 4 & up), Intro-StarSkate (learn to figure skate), StarSkate (for advanced levels of figure skating), CanPowerSkate (skating skills for hockey players) and Adult lessons. Kathy Bates (Registrar) at 250-432-5562. Do you have 3 hours a week to give? Contact the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shops at 250-427-2503 (Brenda) or 250-427-1754 Gayle) for volunteer opportunities: cashiers, sorters, after hours cleaners. Mark Creek Lions “Meet and Greet” the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 pm. Dinner to follow at Western Lodge. FMI: 250-427-5612 or 427-7496. CRANBROOK QUILTERS’ GUILD hold their meetings every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm upstairs in the Seniors’ Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Info: Betty at 250-489-1498 or June 250-426-8817. ESL: CBAL hosts Conversation Cafe Tues 7-9pm, morning class Wed 10am-12noon & Evening class Wed 7pm-9pm. All sessions held at CBAL office 19 9th Ave S (next to the radio station). Childcare upon request. All programs are FREE. FMI: Bruce 250-919-2766 or khough@cbal.org Community Acupuncture. By donation – Each Tuesday 4-6 pm, Roots to Health Naturopathic Clinic, Kimberley Health Centre – Lower Level, 260 4th Ave. 778-481-5008. Please visit: www.rootsto-health.com for more info. 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 Do you have the desire to stop eating compulsively? OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (a 12-Step Program) meets Tuesdays from 7-8 pm at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12 S. S., downstairs. Contact: cranbrookoa@hotmail.com. The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “The Quality Of Life” for all seniors. To become a member contact Ernie Bayer, ph 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, email ecbayer@shaw.ca. The Cranbrook Hospice Society seeks volunteers to help us provide services to persons at the end of life and their families. Training is provided. Board members are also needed. 417-2019 if interested. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. 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Eleven Kootenay Ice alumni have taken advantage of WHL scholarships, as the league announced on Wednesday that 301 WHL grads are utilizing their post-secondary benefits this academic year. “The WHL takes great pride in providing our graduate players with the most comprehensive hockey scholarship program available in North America today,” said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, in a press release. “The WHL scholar-

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University of Calgary – Calgary, AB Eric Frere Trochu, AB Jesse Ismond Kindersley, SK Kris Lazaruk Edmonton, AB Kevin King Calgary, AB

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CHAMPIONS: The Laurie Middle School Bantam boys volleyball team placed 1st in a tournament in Jaffray this past weekend. The boys placed 3rd in the round robin event and went on to play Jaffray in the semi finals. After winning best of three games, they moved on to play Selkirk in the final, beating them in two sets. Pictured top left: Coach Mary Elliott, Justin Marsh, Anton Hugo, Iker Uria, Bryce Fillis, Daniel Denegri, Trennon Aikins, Bottom row: Brett Bernard, Riley Bailey.Missing Robert Nickell, Kirk Hathaway and Jun Hong and Assistant Coach: Dallin Fillis

Wild hope to close season on high note TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The Mount Baker Wild lost a 49-6 decision to the visiting South Kamloops Titans last weekend, but there was reason to celebrate on the sidelines as the Wild scored their first touchdown of the season. Wild quarterback Jeremy Stewart aired out a pass to a doublecovered Niclas Englert, who ran 66 yards for the touchdown in the third quarter.

Defensive coordinator Steve Zsillei said the team had a great firs quarter and a pretty good first half, but things opened up for the Titans in the second half, even though the Wild got their touchdown in the third quarter. “For the first half of the football game, we played excellent,” said Zsillei. “For the other half, we were tired— end of year tired.” The defence was especially sharp in the

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Mount Baker Wild quarterback Jeremy Stewart (84) airs out a ball to reciever Jerrod Hagel during a home game last weekend against South Kamloops Titans. opening half, according to Zsillei. “Defensively we shut them down twice in the red zone on their fourth downs,” said Zsillei. “They weren’t respecting us, they were going for fourth downs, they weren’t kicking a field goal. “That’s a lack of respect and we showed them that they need to respect us, and they

did, because after that, they let loose with the cannons.” The Wild also did a much better job of holding onto the ball, with only one turnover, as opposed to nine from their previous game. The Wild will host the Westsyde Secondary School out of Kamloops next Saturday at 11 a.m. for the final

game of the season. It will be the last game for the Grade 12’s on the team, as well as the visiting exchange students, and Zsillei hopes that will give them extra motivation. “For maybe four or five kids, it’s their last game and the Euros, they’re all going back, so I think they’re all going to leave it out on the field,” he said.


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Bantam hockey team has successful weekend in SCAHL action Submit ted

The Cranbrook Bantam AA C.P.C. (Cranbrook Pest Control) Hornets gained three of a possible four points in South Central Alberta Hockey League action this weekend, earning a 3-3 tie on the road Saturday against the Badlands Longhorns in Brooks, Alberta before boarding the bus and trekking home Sunday afternoon for a 6-2 win over the Innisfail Flyers at the Memorial Arena. The C.P.C. Hornets fought off some early bus-legs Saturday in Brooks as the Longhorns outshot the Hornets 16-10 in the first period, only to come up empty as the teams were scoreless after one period. In the second the Hornets opened the scoring when Shawn Kiedyk notched his 4th of the season with Gareth Osmar and Chase Leroux adding the assists. 90 seconds later the Longhorns tied it and then took the lead at the 12-minute mark before Hornet forward James Rota knotted the score at two on a breakaway to send the two teams into the third period deadlocked. The Hornets then

got into some serious penalty trouble at the tail-end of the second and into the third period, giving the Longhorns two, 5-on-3 power play opportunities, only to kill them off before giving up a shorthanded goal halfway through the third period. With the Longhorns up 3-2 the Hornets surrendered yet another 5-on-3 late on the game, which they managed to kill off, only to go down a man yet again with less than two minutes left. With 44 seconds left in the game Osmar notched his second point of the game with his 6th goal of the season, stripping the puck of a Longhorn D-man at their blueline and then scoring on a low wrist-shot, stickside, to salvage the tie. Caden McCormack was stellar in stopping 33 of 36 shots as the Hornets amassed 66 penalty minutes – including three, ten-minute misconducts for not having their mouthguards completely in place and another ten when some displeasure was voiced - to the Longhorns’ 12. On Sunday the North Division’s Innis-

fail Flyers visited the Memorial Arena and found themselves in trouble early. Four, first period goals by Korbyn Chabot, Rylan D’Etcheverrey, Gareth Osmar and Tyler Van Steinburg gave the Hornets a commanding 4-0 lead after one period. The Flyers got one back in the second but it was as close as they would come as Osmar and Chabot added two more in the third – chasing Flyers starter Lane Brann from the nets in the process – before settling for a 6-2 win. Robert Nickell stopped 22 of 24 shots to earn the win. The C.P.C. Hornets improved to 5-4-3 on the season, good for 13 points in the SCAHL’s South Division and second place behind Medicine Hat. The club now enters a break in the SCAHL schedule and will host an exhibition doubleheader Saturday and Sunday against the Spokane Bantam AA Chiefs. Saturday night the Hornets will entertain the Chiefs at the Memorial Arena at 6PM and on Sunday at Noon at Western Financial Place.

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Whitecaps face do or die game against Galaxy Monte Ste wart Canadian Press

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CARSON, Calif. — The road to the site of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff debut is lined with palm trees. There is no barbed wire, nothing is crumbling, the modern washrooms do not threaten to churn one’s innards and no extended national holiday has been declared. The Home Depot Center in suburban Los Angeles, where the Whitecaps will become the first Canadian team to compete in Major League Soccer’s postseason on Thursday, is much friendlier than the scene of an infamous Canadian national men’s team loss in Honduras. “It’s not really an intimidating atmosphere, but it’s pretty nice,’’ Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie said of the surroundings Wednesday. “It’s a nice field, nice stadium. I think it’ll probably be a smaller crowd because of it being a mid-week

game.’’ Canada’s men’s team suffered a humiliating 8-1 loss to Honduras in a critical World Cup qualifying game on Oct. 16 at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula. While Home Depot Center is less threatening, the Whitecaps’ task might be just as daunting. The underdogs from Vancouver, who must defeat the Galaxy in a do-or-die game to advance to the second round of the post-season, are seeking their first road win and first away goal against L.A. since entering MLS last year. “It’s always a tough place to play,’’ Vancouver midfielder Dane Richards said. ``They always have a tough fan base who’s cheering for them, a lot of people. Now, it’s the playoffs, tough game. “If you lose you’re out. If you win, you’re in.’’ Vancouver goal-

keeper Brad Knighton, who is slated to make his first career playoff start, said the atmosphere is always electric when the Whitecaps visit the Galaxy. “Especially with the players that they’ve got there, the fan support they’ve got behind them, being the defending champs, so obviously it’s going to be a raucous crowd,’’ said Knighton. “We know we’ve got a ton of fans

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LONDON — Chelsea came from behind three times against Manchester United on Wednesday before a nine-goal thriller was settled by Ramires’ extra-time shot clinching a 5-4 victory and a spot in the League Cup quarterfinals. Three days after losing an acrimonious Premier League encounter to United, Chelsea was

Thursday, November 1, 2012 There are several opportunities for public participation and involvement in the City of Cranbrook advisory committees. Membership is open to residents of the City of Cranbrook.

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10-2. But Knighton said all of the pressure is on the star-studded Galaxy, whose veteranladen side includes iconic English midfielder David Beckham and American striker Landon Donovan. “Everybody’s already written us off,’’ said Knighton. “Why not make everybody wrong ... and show some people that we deserve to be here?’’

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going down for the game, and we’re looking forward to that in our (supporters’) section. It’s going to be a great atmosphere for a great game.’’ The Whitecaps have not won on the road since beating the Colorado Rapids in July. L.A. posted three shutout wins over Vancouver, along with a comeback draw, in the regular season, while outscoring the Whitecaps

heading out of the tournament until Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot in 90th minute to make it 3-3. In extra time at Stamford Bridge, Daniel Sturridge and Ramires gave Chelsea an apparently comfortable lead _ until Ryan Giggs scored his second of the night for United, and the game’s third penalty, in the 120th minute. “They showed a big,

big heart and passion and pride to not want to lose this game,’’ Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo said. “It was a very exciting game of football to watch, typical cup game, quite open at times and a lot of mistakes from both teams because there were probably a lot of young players involved.’’ Chelsea will now travel to Leeds in the quarterfinals.

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Director of Corporate Services Roy Hales (left) administers the oath of office to Wayne Staudt (right) appointed to the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Cranbrook at the October 22, 2012 Council meeting.

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The City of Cranbrook officially announced the appointment of Wayne Staudt as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at the meeting of City Council on Monday October 22, 2012. The announcement officially ends the search for the replacement of former CAO Will Pearce, who was hired as the CAO of the City of Vernon in June 2012. Staudt has been Interim CAO since June 2012.

Under this bylaw, no one is to provide deer with food by intentionally leaving food, food waste or other attractive edible material intended for the sole purposed of feeding deer. For example, leaving out a bale of hay, a bag of apples or other compostable food scraps on a residential lot or property where these items are not consistently being grown or produced for human consumption would be seen as an infraction to the bylaw. Visit our website and click on ‘Bylaws’ for more on all of our City bylaws.

Wayne Staudt, a resident of Cranbrook since 1978, joined the administration of the City in 2002 as the Director of Finance. The current Council is the fifth Wayne Staudt has worked with during his tenure with the City of Cranbrook, with Mayor Stetski being the third Mayor. Administration will begin the recruitment process to replace Staudt as the Director of Finance over the next few months.

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YES in the Rockies for Aboriginal youth Annalee Grant Townsman Staff

The New Relationship Trust (NRT) and Cree Nation Youth Council are bringing the Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (YES) to the Rockies this Friday. The YES Regional event is for Métis and Aboriginal youth between the ages of 19 and 30 years of age and will

give participants a great introduction to YES. One lucky winner will get the chance to attend the National YES event in Ottawa. “This is the first time NRT has taken the symposium on the road to the communities,” said Miranda Sterling, capacity and event manager for the NRT. “We want to be able to reach as many

B.C. young people as possible who sometimes aren’t able to travel to the national ones.” Youth interested in entrepreneurship will enjoy the symposium being held at the St. Eugene Mission from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Sterling said the hope is for more B.C. residents to attend the national conference and repre-

sent their province. “We want to have B.C. represent at the National YES coming up in November being held in Ottawa, so at each session one person wins an all expense paid trip to go to YES National,” she said. YES is sponsored by NRT and is free for Aboriginal and Métis youth. Lunch is includ-

Children are our future Workshops teach that helping young people fall in love with their hometown will let Cranbrook and Kimberley thrive

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If young people like living in our city, they will find a way to stay when they grow up, buy a home and raise their family here. If they don’t, they will move away, leaving an ever larger generational gap in the community. That’s the message at two special workshops being held later this month in Cranbrook and Kimberley. Youth Engagement 101 is a joint initiative of Columbia Basin Trust, B.C. Healthy Communities, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook (BBBS). “If we don’t engage with youth, it means the death of our small community,” said Dana Osiowy, executive director of BBBS. “Statistically, if we don’t have young people in their younger years who like the community and are engaged, then

they will leave. Then they won’t be buying houses and they won’t be raising their families here and that affects us economically.” Osiowy said it is up to adults in the community to learn how to engage youth so they feel connected to their home town. The all-day workshops will be targeted at business owners, elected officials, and nonprofit workers who all have pivotal roles in engaging youth. “We are going to lead them through a training process so they can learn why youth engagement is important, and where they are doing youth engagement that is working well,” said Osiowy. The workshops will provide strategies and processes that rural communities have used and practical tools for action. “So people can go back to their boss and

their board of directors and explain why it’s important to engage with youth,” said Osiowy. “Imagine if we have a whole cadre of adults and service providers and the chamber who knew how to meaningfully engage youth. It could be awesome.” The Cranbrook Youth Engagement workshop will be held on Tuesday,

Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manual Training School. The Kimberley workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov.14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kimberley Seniors Centre. To register, email cbtyouth@cbt.org or phone facilitator Michelle d’Entremont at 1-800-505-8998.

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ed in the fun, informal day. Sterling said it’s a great opporunity to meet new Aboriginal youth across the country. “Anyone who is either interested in starting their own business, working independently, wanting to push themselves out of their comfort zone and who are looking to network with more Aboriginal Youth (should attend),” she said. The National YES event will be much bigger with representatives from all across the country attending. Keynote speakers in the past have included Rick Hanson and a new line-up of del-

egates and speakers is set for this November’s edition. The youth will work with their peers on challenges such as logo development and marketing challenges. In 2010 the teams got to produce their own Tim Hortons commercial with a professional production crew. “Youth are put into teams and throughout the week they are given challenges to complete – most being business related but also some fun team building ones,” Sterling said. “Throughout the week they also get to hear from many experienced speakers at panel discussions as well as some keynote

speakers.” While in Cranbrook, the NRT will also be hosting its Regional Engagement Sessions at the St. Eugene Mission. “These sessions are to provide an overview of our initiatives, and gather feedback from the communities on our future direction,” Sterling said. “It’s a really important session for NRT and we hope to see the First Nation governments and First Nation organizations around Cranbrook attend.” For more information on NRT, visit www. newrelationshiptrust.ca and visit www.YES2012. ca for more information on the symposium.

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that the parking meter fees for that day be waived. Looks like we are going to have greater participation from the retail merchants this year. The Chamber’s Awesome Auction is scheduled for November 17th. This year’s theme New Orleans/ Mardi-Gras “Chamber style” Being held at the Colombo Lodge. You’re invited to an evening of good food fun and lots of entertainment. The annual Santa Claus Parade will be held on November 30th. This year’s theme is “Christmas around the world” Entry forms available for pick up at the Bedroom Furniture Galleries. Jason Wheeldon and Warren Bedell will once again head up the fourth annual turkey drive. The funds raised through the turkey drive are divided equally between the Cranbrook Food Bank and the Salvation Army. Donations may be dropped off at the Chamber or pledged by telephone on or prior to December 5th.We need to ensure that everyone in Cranbrook has a Christmas dinner. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training hosted a visiting BC Trade and Investment Representatives from China, India, South Korea, Japan, Europe and the USA. We were pleased to submit the names of companies active in markets abroad or seeking investment partners or looking to enter specific international markets. Some of them took the opportunity and we look

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VICTORIA _ For the first time, the B.C. government has released the travel expenses of MLAs after a scathing report by the auditor general said the legislature’s financial books were a mess. The expenses cover the first six months of this fiscal year, from April 1 to Sept. 30, and show B.C.’s 85 MLAs spent a total of $1.5 million. The biggest spender was New Democrat Robin Austin, who billed $53,606 during the period, followed by Liberal Bill Barisoff, the speaker of the house, whose expenses were $46,410, and Norm Macdonald, another New Democrat, who billed $45,332.

Barisoff says B.C. residents want accountability on how their tax dollars are spent, and the release of the travel expenses helps meet that expectation. But the posting of the expenses came only after Auditor General John Doyle released a report this summer, saying the financial books of the B.C. legislature were so chaotic that it was impossible to tell if money was being well spent. Doyle’s report found that MLA credit card bills are being paid without receipts and the legislative assembly hasn’t produced financial statements despite a 2007 recommendation from the previous auditor general.

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Rob Livingston, president, Capital One Canada said the findings support the need to ramp up financial literacy programs. “Overspending is a real issue for many Canadians and even though they know what to do, a quarter of us are still not confident we can stick to a monthly budget.’’ Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has been pushing Canadians to better understand their finances since creating a federal financial literacy task force in the 2009 budget. At the same time, however, the Bank of Canada has held its key lending rate _ which forms the basis for banks’ prime rates for lending _ at one per cent for last 17 consecutive rate announcements, which has contributed to an unsustainable run-up in home prices and risky levels of household debt. In a recent revision, Statistics Canada has placed household credit market debt at 163 per cent of income, about the level reached in the United States before the housing crash of 200708. The online survey of 822 Canadians was conducted by Mark Binns Consulting between August and September. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.

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Lucas sells Star Wars franchise to Disney Ryan Nak ashima Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A decade after George Lucas said Star Wars was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theatres as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. The seventh movie, with a working title of Episode 7, is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond Return of the Jedi, the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new Star Wars movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies. “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm Ltd. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the blockbuster agreement to buy Lucasfilm in cash and stock Tuesday. The deal includes Lucasfilm’s prized high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the Indiana Jones franchise. Lucas was hailed as a cinematic visionary when the original Star Wars came out in 1977. But he had become an object of often-vicious ridicule by the time he released 3-D versions of all six films in the Star Wars franchise earlier this year. Die-hard Star War fans had been vilifying Lucas for years, convinced that he had become a commercial sellout and had compounded his sins by desecrating the heroic tale that he originally sought to tell. Any revision - from little things like making the Ewoks blink or bigger alterations like making a green-skinned alien named Greedo take the first shot at Han Solo in a famous bar scene - were treated as blasphemy.

The criticism grated on Lucas, who vowed never to make another Star Wars movie during an interview with The New York Times earlier this year. “Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” Lucas told the Times. Lucas, 68, was fed up by the time he released Red Tails, a movie depicting the valour of African-American pilots during the Second World War, earlier this year. He told the Times he was ready to retire from the business of making blockbusters and return to his roots as a student at USC’s film school. Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the division’s president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.

cussed ideas with a couple of writers about the future movies and said Lucas would continue to have a key advisory role. “My Yoda has to be there,” she said. The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC, all companies that Disney has acquired over the years. A former weatherman who rose through

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“I always said I wasn’t going to do any more and that’s true, because I’m not going to do any more, but that doesn’t mean I’m unwilling to turn it over to Kathy to do more,” Lucas said.

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He said he has given Kennedy his story lines and other ideas, “and I have complete confidence that she’s going to take them and make great movies.” Kennedy added that she and Lucas had dis-

the ranks of ABC, Iger has orchestrated some of the company’s biggest acquisitions, including the $7.4 billion purchase of animated movie studio Pixar in 2006 and the $4.2 billion acquisition of comic book giant Marvel in 2009. Disney shares were not trading with stock markets closed due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy in New York.

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Vatican marks 500th anniversary of Sistine Chapel frescoes C anadian Press

VATICAN CITY _ Five centuries after Michelangelo's ceiling of frescoes was inaugurated in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday celebrated the “symphony of figures'' contemplated during prayer. Benedict marked the anniversary by saying vespers beneath the frescoes, as his predecessor Julius II had half a millennium earlier. The pope said that contemplating the frescoes in the chapel of the Apostolic Palace renders them “more beautiful still, more authentic. They reveal all of their beauty.'' “It is as if during the liturgy, all of

this symphony of figures come to life, certainly in a spiritual sense, but inseparably also esthetically,'' the pope said. At least 10,000 people visit the site each day, raising concerns about temperature, dust and humidity affecting the famed art. But a Vatican Museums official says there are no plans to try to limit tourists' access. Museums Director Antonio Paolucci said in an article in the Vatican newspaper on Wednesday that sometimes as many as 20,000 people a day visit the chapel. But, he said, for the time being “the adoption of a maximum number (of visitors) will not be necessary.''

Immigration levels frozen for seventh straight year Postmedia Ne ws

OTTAWA - The federal government has frozen immigration levels for the seventh straight year, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Wednesday, noting Canada will admit between 240,000 and 265,000 newcomers in 2013. Having already indicated that Canada was moving to prioritize young people with strong language and marketable skills, Kenney also indicated that the Canada Experience Class would grow

to 10,000, up from 2,500 in 2009. The stream, which facilitates permanent residency for temporary foreign workers and international post-secondary students who’ve already gained Canadian experience, has been growing steadily every year. More than 6,000 were admitted through the program in 2011. “Immigration plays a vital role in our country’s long-term prosperity,” Kenney said. “Our 2013 immigra-

tion plan will build on our economic success by bringing in more of the world’s top talent who already have a successful track record in Canada.” Kenney has not yet said how many newcomers are targeted for admission in 2013 t h ro u g h other streams. He’s also not expected to release details about a new points system that will favour youth, those with strong language skills and Canadian work experience just yet.

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The Sistine Chapel turns 500 Wednesday and at least 10,000 people visit the site every day.

Hotel damage, lost equipment at sea: embarassing government bills Sar ah Schmid Postmedia News

OTTAWA-Statistics Canada coughed up a $4,000 settlement to a hotel after one of its census enumerators trashed the room he was staying in. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans shelled out $34,500 after losing at sea some scientific equipment it had leased. These claims paid out by Ottawa, outlined in the government’s 2012 public accounts tabled Tuesday, may be embarrassing, but they pale in comparison to the number of costly car accidents involving bu-

reaucrats while at work. For those, the costs run into the millions. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans alone spent over $200,000 last year in claims for multiple accidents involving government vehicles. Mishaps on the water were far less frequent - and less costly, with a $1,328 pay out for one single accident involving a crown vessel. DFO also paid a $2,980 settlement for lost lobster gear after it became entangled in scientific monitoring equipment. The department also paid $15,000 in compensation caused by an undisclosed `inci-

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dent.’ Employees at Parks Canada got into their fair share of accidents that came with a much bigger price tag. In addition to $21,825 paid to various car rental operators and insurance companies, Parks Canada paid out a settlement of over $1.1-million related to a single car accident. The department also paid Bell $4,135 for damage to a telephone installation. In a separate incident involving a boat, Parks Canada paid out nearly $17,000. At the Department of National Defence, settlement of claims as a result of accidents involving departmental vehicles totalled nearly $1.9 million. The payouts ranged from $1,018 to a collision repair company to $550,000 in compensation to a person. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency staffers, meanwhile, cost the agency over $70,000 in insurance claims after crashing governmentowned cars and another

$60,000 for a settlement claim for pain and suffering linked to a car crash. Over at Environment Canada, the costs were more modest. The department spent $1,610 to repair a metal shed after an employee hit it while driving a government car. Another $15,000 was paid to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and others after departmental officials got into car accidents while on the job. Among the smallest claims itemized in the public accounts, the Justice Department’s Courts Administrative Service compensated an employee $148 after her eyeglasses were damaged while on the job. The Senate paid $390 in compensation for damage to a visitor’s cell phone. Statistics Canada confirmed Tuesday the payment of $4,000 covered “damage to a hotel room where a Statistics Canada enumerator was staying.”

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Another ‘baby box’ opens in Russia to help save abandoned children Irina Titova Associated Press

KIRISHI, Russia — A box in which parents can leave their babies anonymously without any legal risk opened Wednesday in a town in northwestern Russia — part of an effort that activists hope will save many young lives. The baby box in Kirishi, an industrial town 100 kilometres east of St. Petersburg, is the tenth such facility in Russia. Experts think that’s just a fraction of what is needed. ``Even if only one child is saved that way it will be worth it,’’ said Tatiana Sobolevskya, deputy chief of the maternity department of Kirishi’s hospital, where the baby box is located. Nikolai Muravlev, a Russian Orthodox priest, came to bless the box and praise it as ``island of safety.’’ Once a baby is put in the box, its door closes and a nurse gets alerted

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Yelena Kotova, head of Kolybel Nadezhdy (Cradle of Hope), a non-governmental organization, displays a photo of Margarita, a baby girl left in the baby box in Perm, at the opening of a baby box in Kirishi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 31. by a signal. There are no security cameras so parents can leave their babies anonymously. An information stand next to the box appeals to parents to think over their decision and offers contact numbers for assistance.

Kolybel Nadezhdy (Cradle of Hope), a nongovernment organization that opened the baby box, said it should help attract nationwide attention to the issue. Its head, Yelena Kotova, said more than a dozen babies are abandoned

in Russia every month according to official statistics, but she said the real figures are believed to be at least three times higher. Russian police have registered 268 cases of murder of newborn babies by their mothers in

Warm spring leads to Toronto cat overpopulation Canadian Press

TORONTO — A warm spring has led to a boom in Toronto’s cat population and now more of them than usual are roaming the streets, pushing the city’s animal shelters over capacity. As many as 300,000 cats are on Toronto’s streets, said Barbara Steinhoff with the Toronto Humane Society. In a given year there are between 100,000 and 300,000 cats without

homes and this year it’s at the extreme high end of that range, she said. ``Through the spring and summer, with the warm weather, the cats had one more birthing period than we would normally see,’’ she said. ``So we saw a huge influx of kittens coming into the shelter over the summer period.’’ The city’s shelters are full — but still accepting dozens more cats each day — and so are foster homes.

Rude British parrot needs new home Associated Press

LONDON — Everyone has a few faults. In Beaky’s case, he swears (a lot) and he bites. Not good qualities for a parrot seeking a new home. Still, honesty is the best policy, so the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has decided to come clean about his shortcomings. Supervisor Angelina Lusher said Wednesday

that anyone who takes Beaky in will have to put up with some rude language. The agency also says he tends to bite people until he bonds with them. Beaky is a chattering lory who will only be given to new owners with experience handling exotic birds. Lusher says Beaky needs interaction with people or other birds to have a fulfilling life.

Two Toronto shelters are slashing adoption fees to try to encourage more people to give a cat a home. Awareness, and not necessarily more shelters, will help decrease the number of homeless cats in Toronto, said Lei-

her. ``Building more shelters is almost like a Band-Aid,’’ Leiher said. ``We really need to focus on our education programs so that people are spaying and neutering their cat and keeping them supervised.’’

2010-2011, and Russian media have carried regular reports of babies found in garbage containers, forests or snowdrifts. One of the most recent cases was in St. Petersburg in August, when a man found a 3-day-old baby in a plastic bag in the bushes. The boy survived and was soon adopted. Kotova said in her home city of Perm in the Ural Mountains, the bodies of two newborn babies were found on a balcony. A woman who lived there with her other children just felt unable to raise another child, she said. In July, a five-day-old girl was left in a baby box in Perm with a note giving her name, Margarita, and her date of birth. Two more babies were left in baby boxes organized by Russia’s Krasnodar region. Russia borrowed the baby box idea from other European countries, where they have become quite numerous in recent years but have also fueled heated discussions. Critics say they infringe on the rights of mothers and children. ``A baby box isn’t a universal cure, it’s a way to attract attention to the problem and to help women,’’ said Galina Murzakayeva, a co-ordinator for the Kirishi project.

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Those we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Always missed and very dear. Gilda & family. CHRIS A MAKELKI (Oct 13, 1933 - Oct 28, 2011) Chris passed away 1 year ago in White Rock BC, after battling Dementia, surrounded by his daughter Diane (& Brian), son Brent (& Donna), plus Grandaughters; Kayli, Elyse, Cheyanne and Breena. Chris was predeceased by his wife Phyllis in 2004. Chris moved his family to Cranbrook in 1972 from Nelson (formerly Saskatoon SK) and worked as a heavy duty mechanic. He always joked about â&#x20AC;&#x153;just pulling wrenchesâ&#x20AC;? but he was highly skilled and admired for his abilities. Chris had many great friends and co-workers in Cranbrook and valued meeting the boys for coffee after retirement. Chris and Phyllis moved to Chilliwack in 1996 and made some new friends but the ones in Cranbrook were very dear to their hearts. Both Chris and Phyillis were layed to rest together at the Sunneyside Cemetery in South Surrey BC close to family.

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Obituaries Rodney A. Meeks October 5, 1939 October 20, 2012 It is with great sadness that the family of Rodney Meeks announces his passing at the age of 73, after a lengthy illness. Rodney was born in Cranbrook to Norma and Elias Meeks and spent his whole life in Cranbrook. He worked as a Fireman and ambulance man.

was born August 2nd 2012 at 9:15 pm in Cranbrook weighing 7 lbs 15.6 oz.

A little sister for Conner and Kian. Proud parents Patrick and Takara Mohnssen. Welcomed by the Mohnssen, Sawicki, Gillespie, and Foreman families.

He was a very dedicated and hardworking person who looked back fondly on his years of service. He told many stories about the great times and wonderful friends at the fire hall. He loved his hunting and fishing and also watching sports, especially NHL hockey. Rodney is predeceased by his father Elias Meeks (1982) and his mother Norma Meeks (1984). He is survived by his sister, Audrey Baker of Cranbrook and brother Raymond (Janet) Meeks of Chase, BC. He married June Srubowich and they had three daughters, Debbie (Larry), Deena, Karen (Earl). His grandchildren Tammy (Jesse), Alan (Tracy), Scott (Christian), & Brady. Great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Beloved friend Helen Biafore and Linda (Jack) Hummel. Many thanks to the staff of Cranbrook Regional Hospital, St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Care Home, The Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the Ambulance Society. Services at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in honour of Rod, can do so at the Cancer Society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You will be deeply missed by us allâ&#x20AC;?

Thomas Arther Kjenstad â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomâ&#x20AC;? 1945 - 2012 Thomas Kjenstad passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the F.W. Green Memorial Home in Cranbrook at 67 years of age. Tom was born in New Westminster on August 3, 1945 and grew up in Cloverdale, British Columbia. For several years he worked on a Mink Farm, which he really enjoyed. Tom then worked at a salvage yard in Whalley where he was injured leaving him semi-disabled. He then moved to Cranbrook to be closer to his family, where he lived above the Kos Hotel and assisted with general maintenance. Tom never married and liked to spend time with his family. Tom loved to get out fishing with his brothers. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Tom is survived by his brothers Martin, Paul (Diane), Ted (Darlene); and sisters Sonja and Karen. He was predeceased by his mother Thea; his father Ted; and his sisters Frances â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juneâ&#x20AC;?, Faith and Lois. A gathering of family and friends will held in the early spring. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Tom may do so to the: East Kootenay S.P.C.A., Box 2, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4H6. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com

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Oct. 30, 1933 - Nov. 1, 2011 Mother, in tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away. You suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, but still you kept fighting until the very end. God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. He put His arms around you and whispered â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Come with Meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. So when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, free from pain, we would not wish you back to suffer that again. You are forever in our hearts Daughter Bonnie, and son-in-law Harry Bryndzak

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Callie Petrie Oct. 30, 1933 Nov. 1, 2011

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I stood upon a mountain top, My hands were lifted high, Giving praise to Jesus, I love you was my cry. His presence was so precious, To serve Him became my goal, That day upon a mountain top, I really was made whole. - Written by Callie A wife, a mother, a grandma too, You taught us love, gave us strength, And now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned your rest, Your love in our hearts, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll eternally keep. Love your hubby Bill, Dave, Kim & Dallas

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MARY MICHELE ROMANO March 5, 1959 October 26, 2012 Mary Michele Romano passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 53 years. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son Devan Romano and companion David Stewart. She is also survived by her two sisters, Grace Brydges of Cranbrook, Lorretta Yakes (Mark Vassey) of Port Coquitlam and brother Frank Romano (Brenda Hollowinko) of Maple Ridge as well as her stepsisters Bonnie Cavanaugh of Revelstoke, Paula Wasyk of Creston and Roberta Heuscher of Invermere. Mary also leaves many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Food Bank in Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com. Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864

Margaret Louella Jane VIDAMOUR 1935 - 2012 On the afternoon of Thursday, October 18, 2012, MARGARET LOUELLA JANE VIDAMOUR passed away at her home in Cranbrook at the age of 77 years. Margaret was born in Wycliffe on July 21, 1935, the youngest and last surviving child of five children born to Charles and Elsie Barnhardt. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of 59 years, Robert (Corky) as well as her children; Charles, Jeanette and Mark (Avis) and her grandchildren; Jevin, Lucas (Julie), Colin (Giselle), Alexandra, Justin and Brett. Margaret was a loving wife and mother, the center of her family. Second to her family, she loved animals and supported any organizations that looked out for their health and well-being. She always had a spare bag of food for the stray cats and baked homemade dog biscuits to give to the neighbours dogs when they would drop by. We were all privileged to have her in our life and will miss her very much. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at Corky and Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, 2053 Jim Smith Lake Road, Cranbrook on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the SPCA, 3339 Hwy 3/95, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7B2. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864

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Amputee to think his way to top of skyscraper C arl a K. Johnson Associated Press

CHICAGO – Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, helping to test a trailblazing prosthetic leg that’s controlled by his thoughts. He will put this groundbreaking bionic leg to the ultimate test Sunday when he attempts to climb 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower, one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. If all goes well, he’ll make history with the bionic leg’s public debut. His whirring, robotic leg will respond to electrical impulses from muscles in his hamstring. Vawter will think, “Climb stairs,’’ and the motors, belts and chains in his leg will synchronize the movements of its ankle and knee. Vawter hopes to make it to the top in an hour, longer than it would’ve taken before his amputation, less time

than it would take with his normal prosthetic leg _ or, as he calls it, his “dumb’’ leg. A team of researchers will be cheering him on and noting the smart leg’s performance. When Vawter goes home to Yelm, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two children, the experimental leg will stay behind in Chicago. Researchers will continue to refine its steering. Taking it to the market is still years away. “Somewhere down the road, it will benefit me and I hope it will benefit a lot of other people as well,’’ Vawter said about the research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Bionic _ or thoughtcontrolled _ prosthetic arms have been available for a few years, thanks to pioneering work done at the Rehabilitation Institute. With leg amputees outnumbering people who’ve lost arms and hands, the Chicago researchers are focusing more on lower limbs. Safety is important. If a

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In this Oct. 25, 2012 photo, Zac Vawter, fitted with an experimental “bionic” leg, is silhouetted on the Ledge at the Willis Tower in Chicago. Vawter is training for the world’s tallest stair-climbing event where he’ll attempt to climb 103 flights to the top of the Willis Tower using the new prosthesis. bionic hand fails, a person drops a glass of water. If a bionic leg fails, a person falls down stairs. The Willis Tower climb will be the bionic leg’s first test in the public eye, said lead researcher Levi Hargrove of the institute’s Center

for Bionic Medicine. The climb, called “SkyRise Chicago,’’ is a fundraiser for the institute with about 2,700 people climbing. This is the first time the climb has played a role in the facility’s research. To prepare, Vawter and the scientists have

spent hours adjusting the leg’s movements. On one recent day, 11 electrodes placed on the skin of Vawter’s thigh fed data to the bionic leg’s microcomputer. The researchers turned over the “steering’’ to Vawter. He kicked a soccer ball, walked around the

room and climbed stairs. The researchers beamed. Vawter likes the bionic leg. Compared to his regular prosthetic, it’s more responsive and more fluid. As an engineer, he enjoys learning how the leg works. It started with surgery in 2009. When Vawter’s leg was amputated, a surgeon repositioned the residual spaghetti-like nerves that normally would carry signals to the lower leg and sewed them to new spots on his hamstring. That would allow Vawter one day to be able to use a bionic leg, even though the technology was years away. The surgery is called “targeted muscle reinnervation’’ and it’s like “rewiring the patient,’’ Hargrove said. “And now when he just thinks

about moving his ankle, his hamstring moves and we’re able to tell the prosthesis how to move appropriately.’’ To one generation it sounds like “The Six Million Dollar Man,’’ a 1970s TV show featuring a rebuilt hero. A younger generation may think of Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand. But Hargrove’s inspiration came not from fiction, but from his fellow Canadian Terry Fox, who attempted a crosscountry run on a regular artificial leg to raise money for cancer research in 1980. “I’ve run marathons, and when you’re in pain, you just think about Terry Fox who did it with a wooden leg and made it halfway across Canada before cancer returned,’’ Hargrove said.


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1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

KAMLOOPS

745 Notre Dame Drive 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 851-8700 (250) 542-3000 NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

CRANBROOK

101 Kootenay St. North (250) 426-8927

Chapters Entrance (250) 860-8100 Springfield Rd Entrance (250) 717-1511

Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496

Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880 TELUS KIOSK

NELSON

Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258


Cranbrook Daily Townsman, November 01, 2012