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College support staff on strike Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff
Classes have been cancelled at College of the Rockies today as B.C.’s college support workers take to the picket lines. CUPE BC Colleges Co-ordinator Ian McLean confirmed Monday that the Local 2773 union would be participating in job action on Tuesday and Wednesday unless a settlement between the B.C. Post Secondary Employers Association, who bargain on behalf of the B.C. government, and CUPE is
reached before then. President and CEO of COTR Dr. Nick Rubidge said Monday morning that support employees would be participating in labour action, but said parts of the building would remain open so that students could work on homework. “We anticipate having a labour disruption here,” he told the Townsman. Management will be at the college from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the strike action to answer questions and deal with student is-
sues. Picket lines are expected at Cranbrook’s main campus and at campuses in Creston, Golden and Fernie. CUPE has been in a position to strike as of October 22, and had previously notified the college of their intention to take job action anytime after 9 p.m. on November 14 for 72 hours. The union represents 3,000 support workers who have been without a contract for two and a half years.
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McKim students celebrated Metis culture on Louis Riel Day last Friday at an assembly in the theatre. Above, students perform the Heel Toe Polka.
Each year the Kimberley Dynamiters host a Food Bank Night. This year the date is Saturday, November 24 at the Kimberley Civic Centre when the Nitros host Castlegar. There will be three parts to this event, says Food Bank Director Malcolm Fruin. “First you bring food which makes you eligible for draw prizes,” Fruin said. “We have over 20 prizes donated by Kimberley businesses.
“Then the fall raffle will be drawn between the second and third periods.” The fall raffle offers a first prize of $1000 cash, donated by Meadowbrook Greenhouses, a second prize worth $750 - box seats for Kootenay Ice Game including refreshments, donated by BA Blacktop; and a third prize of $300 donated by the Edge Pub. Finally, there will be a touque toss for the Food Bank’s Christmas hampers. “We hope to make roughly the same as last year, which was $1500 in cash and food donations,”
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A voice workshop, sponsored by the East Kootenays Music Teachers’ Association (EKMTA) was held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 27. Clinician Dr. Joan Thompson (far left), delighted a range of masterclass students, including adolescents and grandparents, with her insightful feedback. Her fun approach in the group workshop had the students warming up their bodies with yoga and their “headvoices” with Halloween hoots and howls, in accompaniment to a spooky story. As well, in her professional development workshop, Dr. Thompson used multi-sensory techniques to demonstrate how knowledge of the inner workings of the human body can aid and improve vocal delivery and well-being. The EKMTA sponsors workshops and festivals throughout the year. For more information, please contact Lorraine Butler at 250-489-2609 or email her at email@example.com.
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Jeannette Oostlander on location at the Maiyuk recreation site behind White Swan Lake.
Oostlander’s 21st solo exhibition this weekend To w n s m a n Sta f f
Jeannette Oostlander has been busy painting for her 21st solo exhibition, and the new paintings will be on display this weekend. The show takes place at the Day’s Inn in Cranbrook, Friday, Nov. 23 (5-9 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 24 (9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A plein-air artist, Jeannette has been painting on location and in the studio getting ready for the show. “I made up for a slow start by taking a trip along the Banff/ Jasper highway,” she said. “I love the scenery along that route and
the paintings came fast and easily. Everywhere you look the views are spectacular. “The difficult part is trying to choose what to paint. And trying not to paint all that gorgeous scenery in one painting was a challenge too.” For local scenes, the fall colour at Moyie and a couple of spectacular local gardens provided joyful colours in early summer, and bright, warm paintings for her show. The public is invited to drop by with family and friends to this year’s work at the Day’s Inn in Cranbrook. Admission is free.
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Kimberley’s Books for Babies program
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Books for Babies is an exciting program in Kimberley in which all parents of young babies are given resources that help them read and sing with their baby. It is an early literacy and parenting resource that influences the experiences that newborns have in the environment in which they grow, live and learn. Kimberley has been offering the Books for Babies for over 17 years. Why this program is important: 30 per cent of B.C.’s children arrive at kindergarten developmentally vulnerable (Kimberley is 27 per cent) 2010-2011 EDI results. “Early childhood development depends upon the experiences children have in the environments where they grow. The Books for BC Babies program provides families with the resources they need early in the child’s life to begin to create the positive experiences that influence the child’s subsequent life chances,” said Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director, Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) UBC, Vancouver Books and songs are powerful mediums to
promote the positive exchanges between parents and newborns that contribute to healthy childhood development and early learning. Reading, talking, singing and having conversations with newborns are the best ways to build early language and literacy skills, support positive and loving family relationships and promote socialization. These early skills are known to impact a child’s life long development. Songs are baby body builders; reading, singing and nursery rhymes also foster motor skill development. Singing songs and nursery rhymes inspire rhythmic body movements like rowing, bouncing, dancing and clapping, and these movements help babies develop body awareness and the muscle and motor skills required for movement. In Kimberley, the resource was delivered this year in partnership with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) Kimberley, Friends of the Kimberley Public Library, Kimberley Public Library, Kimberley Teachers’ Association, Public Health Nurses (Interior Health) and the Selkirk High School Grade 8/9
Parents and their babies displaying their Books for Babies gift bags at the Baby Goose drop-in program. Baby Goose is a free program for parents with babies under a year old running thursdays 10:30 - noon at the Early Learning Center. Child care provided for older siblings. For more information call Public Health Nursing 250-427-2215 or Kim Roberts CBAL-Kimberley Literacy Coordinator 250-427-4468. Present in the photo: Jan, Takara, Jess, Crissy, Justina, Kate, Heather, Stacie, Donna, Amanda, Suzanna, Joanna, Nicole, Natasha, Lindsi, Kara, Kristin, Terri Fergus, Public Health Nursing, Gail McLean, Friends of the Kimberley Public Library, Craig Hillman, President Kimberley Teachers’ Association, Karin von Wittgenstein, Director of the Kimberley Public Library, Kim Roberts, CBAL-Kimberley.
Sewing class. They all share the goal of supporting early childhood development, and of welcoming the new ba-
bies in Kimberley. The public health nurses deliver the resource to the parents of newborns at their four
month immunization appointment. For more information about this resource and about the free
drop-in Baby Goose program please contact: Terri Fergus Public Health Nursing 250427-2215 or Kim Rob-
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Mckim students introduced to “Young Shelterbox Canada” Violence in Syria just the latest instance where ShelterBox can help For the Bulletin
On the morning of November 6, 2012, over 100 McKim Middle School Grade six and seven students and their teachers participated in a new “Young ShelterBox Canada” presentation. Thanks to the support of principal Viveka Johnson and teacher Carson Loftsgard, ShelterBox Ambassador Graham Mann was able to set up a fully-equipped ShelterBox tent at McKim, giving the students an opportunity to closely examine the tent and the contents of the box. The students were very interested and posed many thoughtful and caring questions. We are constantly reminded of the importance of the ShelterBox program to many around the world, particularly today in the Middle East. As a result of Syria’s growing violence, sectarian ten-
sions and economic hardship, a high influx of people have crossed the border into the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Many displaced families have made their way to the Domiz refugee camp near Duhuk, about 60 km from the Syria/Iraq border. Approximately 15,000 people are living at the camp, with an average of 200 new refugees arriving each day. A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is in the Domiz camp now, working with the Kurdish organization, Barzani Charity Foundation, to provide aid for the most vulnerable families. The team is currently distributing ShelterBoxes, including tents with thermal lining, extra blankets, and sets of hats and gloves. With winter quickly approaching, the need for “winterized” shelter is more important than ever. SRT member Becs Novell , reporting from Domiz, advises that “because of our generous donors who help us prepare aid in advance of disasters, we were able to respond to this need quickly, and our response team members are actively distributing Shelter-
Boxes to Syrian families now. But as winter approaches and temperatures drop, there will be a need for more winterized shelter. It’s critical that we secure funding now so we can continue to help these families, as well as families who will be displaced by the next inevitable disasters”. “In addition to this humanitarian crisis, we are currently carrying out assessments in the USA, Haiti and Cuba following the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. ShelterBox is also helping survivors affected by massive flooding in Nigeria and Senegal” added Novell. In the past several months, ShelterBox has also deployed teams and equipment to numerous other disaster zones around the world, including the Philippines, Niger, Italy, Peru, and Russia. For more information, please contact www.shelterboxcanada.org or Graham Mann at 250-427-5057 or gmann@ shelterboxvolunteer.org Your continued support is greatly appreciated. A shelter box contains enough supplies for a fam-
ily of ten.
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Meet Kimberley’s new students For the Bulletin
Happy to be here! A new school year means new faces at Selkirk Secondary School and this year there are over 40 of them on campus courtesy of the Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP). As part of their welcome orientation back in September, Selkirk’s international students wrote the self-introductions that follow below. Thank you once again to all the local families that have opened their homes to host students this year and to Kimberley as a whole for welcoming them into our community. For more information on the program including how to become a host family you can find RMISP on the Web at www.RMinternational.ca, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ rmisp, and on Twitter at w w w . t w i t t e r. c o m / rmisp. My name is Elisabeth, but you can call me Elli. I am from Berlin which is the capital of Germany. I am a grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are PE and music. I chose to come to Kimberley because I’d like to go skiing and because the people here are very kind and gentle. I am looking forward to meeting new people and to have great experiences. My name is Megumi. I’m from Japan. I am a grade 11 student at Sel-
kirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English, Math and Physical Education. I want to learn native pronunciation and culture in Canada. I chose to come to Kimberley because it is small here, has a lot of nature and friendly people. I’m looking forward to making friends. I’m going to be able to speak English very well and have many trips to many countries. Thank you for your kindness. Hi, my name is Nina. I am from Germany. I live in a small town near Frankfurt. I am a grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subject is Math. I chose to come to Kimberley because my uncle lives here. I want to learn to ski. My name is Alberto. I am from Queretaro, Mexico. I am a grade 8 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English and Physical Education. I wanted to go to Kimberley because the ski mountain is very near my house. I want to snowboard a lot. Hi, my name is Sophie. I am attending grade 10 and I come from Germany. There are many reasons for me to choose Kimberley. I love skiing, I like nature and you get to know the people better than in a big town. Hopefully there will be lots of snow this year, because I am looking forward to the winter activities very much! At school I want to study Science and PE
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‘Inadequate planning’ led to SAR volunteer’s death, report says By Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star
Some of the new faces you’ll see around town — international students in Kimberley. and I am very happy to experience a Canadian school. My name is Keisuke. I am sure it is difficult to pronounce my name. My nickname is Whiskey. I’m from Osaka, Japan. I’m a grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English, World History and learning languages. I’m looking forward to winter sports such a snowboarding. Japan is very crowded so I can’t do winter sports in Japan. The plan for my future isn’t decided yet, but I’d like to do something that uses English. Hi there. My name is Yannik. I am from a small town near Dusseldorf in Germany. I am in grade 10 at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English and PE. I choose Kimberley because I don’t like big cities. Another reason for my choice was hockey. Hockey is my favourite sport. I am looking forward to improving a lot in English and hockey. In the future I would like
to study, because I want to be an engineer. Thank you for welcoming me into your community. My name is Fernanda. I am from Mexico. I am a grade 8 student. My favourite subjects are English and Physical Education. I chose to come to Kimberley because it is so funny I think, I want to learn English, and it is small with a great ski hill. I get to learn English a lot and I get to ski a lot too! Thank you for welcoming me into your community Hello, my name is Jana and I am from a big city in Germany. I will visit grade 11 at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subject is Math. I choose to come to Kimberley because I want to know how life in a small town is. Furthermore, I like that I have got the opportunity to go skiing. I’m looking forward to learning a lot about Canadian culture and to get to know more people! My name is Juan. I’m from a small town in Spain. The town is Pamplona, which you may know of from the run-
ning of bulls in Pamplona. I’m a grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are Physical Education and Math. I want to learn a lot of English because it is very important for my future. I chose to come to Kimberley because it is a small, friendly town and my brother Javier came here 3 years ago and he told me it is a beautiful town. Thank you for welcoming me into your community. Hey, my name is Lili. I’m from a big city in Germany. I’m going to grade 11 at Selkirk Secondary School. I really like English and biology. I’m in Canada to get to know the culture, the people and to improve English. When I finish my school I want to be an English teacher at an elementary school in Germany. I wanted to go to Kimberley because of the school and because it’s a small and friendly town. I also love snowboarding. I really think it will be an amazing experience for me.
WorkSafeBC’s investigation into the drowning of a Nelson Search and Rescue volunteer in the Goat River near Creston last year concludes several planning failures contributed to her death. The 45-page report, finalized a day before the first anniversary of the tragedy and obtained by the Star through a Freedom of Information request, reveals Sheilah Sweatman, 29, died after her leg became tangled in a steel rigging cable, pulling her from her raft. Sweatman was trying to attach the cable to a sunken vehicle, later found to contain the body of Lana Chipesia, 23, who went missing several days earlier. The report says several things went wrong, beginning when the submerged car unexpectedly began to move downstream, taking the raft with it. Somehow the two accidentally became attached by the steel rigging equipment. The cable soon became an unmanageable hazard to the raft’s crew: as it began to uncoil, it caught Sweatman’s left leg, pulled her off the boat and pinned her colleague in his seat. The second crew member was able to free himself and get a strong grip on Sweatman, but the vehicle’s pull was ultimately too great. The report says that while the crew was warned to steer clear of the cable, this wasn’t practical since it was on
Sheilah Sweatman, 29, died last year during a rescue. the boat’s floor, near their feet. “The small area available for the team to store and handle the steel equipment made the chance of accidental contact likely,” the report reads. The procedure for connecting the vehicle to the tow truck was supposed to ensure the raft was never connected to the tow cable system, but “The close quarters available to the team made it difficult to maintain adequate separation.” The report also concludes the plan was “inadequate” because it didn’t include any way to rescue someone who got caught in the cable. It depended on caution and self-rescue, but there was no way for someone who became tangled to cut themselves free. “The control provision for this hazard was that the [raft] team members were to be careful not to put their feet or hands in the coil of the steel cable,” the report read. “There were no other controls and no instructions on how to respond if a team member did become entrapped in a coil.”
Fall Fowl Supper cancelled
The United Church Fall Fowl Supper, scheduled for this Friday, November 23, has been cancelled due to poor pre-ticket sales, reports Myra Farquhar. Contact Myra at 250-427-3738 for more information.
Ktunaxa to file for Jumbo review For the Bulle tin
Dancer of the Month - October 2012 - Riah Betts Riah is 10 years old and attends McKim Middle School. Riah is presently in her first year of jazz classes at Kimberley Dance Academy. Her other interests include skiing, painting and camping. For her efforts Riah will receive gift certificates from Grubstake Pizza and Sole to Soul Esthetics Studio. Riah will also have the chance to be named “Dancer of the Year” at Kimberley Dance Academy’s year end production in May. With this title, the winner will receive a scholarship from Artistic Director Leslie Lindberg to help further their dance education. Congratulations Riah.
COTR support staff go on strike Continued from page 1
Local 2773 president Pam Catsirelis said on Thursday that the union had decided to allow the B.C. provincial government one more day for a response after serving their employers with 72hour strike notice. The union had originally been slated to walk out on Monday. On their information page for students, COTR said Local 2773 represents a variety of support service departments such as facilities, IT, finance, admissions, registration, financial aid, residence, library, bookstore and
campus life. The action would include all COTR campuses in Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley and Creston. Catsirelis said the strike would not include faculty, however she said they had indicated they would not cross the picket line. Rubidge said the Gold Creek, Golden and Kimberley campuses will be closed during the job action, but the main facility in Cranbrook would remain open. “We’re working hard at keeping the institution going as well as we can,” he said.
Students will be able to use the library and at least one computer lab, which will allow them to work on homework if they would like to use the faiclity during the job action. “Students will hopefully be able to use the time to catch up,” Rubidge said. Negotiations with CUPE and PSEA have been ongoing since the contract expired in 2010. Bargaining is not done locally in Cranbrook but instead through the CUPE union as a group and the PSEA.
SAR death inquest began Monday From Page 4 After Sweatman landed in the river, a rescue boat and swimmers weren’t able to reach her. There were no tools available to cut the steel cable. The report said introducing steel rigging into the operation without proper safeguards was contrary to several principles of swift-water rescue certification — although none of the 21 welltrained search members on site objected to its use. “This oversight in the planning stage precipitated a chain of events that endangered both of the [raft] team members but
from which [Sweatman] was ultimately unable to recover,” the report said. The report ruled out a number of other factors as contributing to the tragedy, including fatigue, hypothermia, training levels, and the presence of video cameras to take footage for a reality TV show. Investigators concluded there was no evidence the cameras — including one on Sweatman’s helmet — affected or influenced anyone involved in the operation. Most equipment functioned properly, including Sweatman’s lifejacket, dry suit and helmet, as
well as the rope and rigging system known as a tension diagonal. Searchers explained Sweatman’s boat, a dual-pontoon sport craft with two seats in the middle, known as a cataraft, was better suited to the task than a power boat. The report is expected to be entered into evidence during the coroner’s inquest into Sweatman’s death, which began Monday in Nelson. Sweatman’s father says several parallel investigations by other agencies reached the same broad conclusions.
The Ktunaxa Nation has announced it will file an application for a judicial review os the Jumbo Glacier Resort on November 30. The Ktunaxa Nation will submit their filing with the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver, where a contingent of Ktunaxa leadership will make a public statement. In conjunction with the filing, a rally will take place in Cranbrook, where it is intended the court proceedings will ultimately be held. Once a court date is set, the Ktunaxa will argue on how the approval of the resort represents a desecration of a principal Ktunaxa sacred site, the likely undoing of Ktunaxa traditional spiritual and religious practices, and consequently a significant and unjustifiable violation of Ktunaxa constitutional rights. In March, the B.C. Government approved the resort in the heart of an area the Ktunaxa call Qat’muk (GOT MOOK). Located an hour west of Invermere, the Qat’muk area is home to the Grizzly Bear Spirit, and is vital to Ktunaxa culture and spirituality and the region’s environment. “The Ktunaxa have clearly and consistently indicated that if this resort is built, it will critically damage our religious rights and freedoms, which are provided to us by the Canadian Constitution,” said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair. The Ktunaxa Nation said in a press release Thursday that Qat’muk is where the Grizzly Bear Spirit was born, goes to heal itself, and returns to the spirit world. For the Ktunaxa, relying on the continuation of traditional spiritual and religious practices, Grizzly Bear Spirit is a unique and indispensable source of collective as well as individual guidance,
“Ktunaxa have been on record as being opposed to this resort since it was first proposed.” Kathryn Teneese strength, and protection. Qat’muk’s importance for Grizzly Bear Spirit is inextricably linked with its importance for living grizzly bears now and in the future. “Ktunaxa have been on record as being opposed to this resort since it was first proposed,” Teneese said. “Our opposition is based principally on the spiritual importance of the Qat’muk area for Ktunaxa people, as well as the con-
cerns for the protection of wildlife populations, biodiversity and water quality.” The Ktunaxa said that despite efforts made by the First Nation to convey the cultural, spiritual and religious significance of Qat’muk, the B.C. government approved the resort on March 20, 2012. “The resort was approved despite the strong evidence of the critical impact it would have upon our spirituality and culture,” said Teneese. “We now have no other choice but to challenge the B.C. government’s decision making process. We feel that this decision will not stand in a court of law, and will be found to show that the B.C. government did not make the correct decision in approving the resort in the heart of Qat’muk.”
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Reality check on teen suicide
you find Premier Christy Clark’s campaign against teen bullying to be superficial or even self-serving, I’ve got news for you. It’s potentially worse than that. With the greatest respect to the family of Amanda Todd, her tragic case isn’t representative of teen suicide any more than it is typical of highschool bullying. A clearer and more disturbing picture emerges from the latest report of B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. It’s a survey of 89 child protection cases from 2007 to 2010, where 15 kids killed themselves and the rest inflicted serious self-injury, in some cases repeatedly. The word “bully” does not appear in the report. It speaks of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, and runaways targeted by street predators. Three quarters of the kids were removed from their homes to protect them from their parents. More than half are aboriginal. Its key conclusion is that shifting traumatized and mentally ill teens from institutional care to foster homes isn’t working. Earnest but inadequately trained foster parents and social workers can’t cope with kids who need diagnosis, treatment and supervision. Without that, kids shuffled through
foster homes an average of a dozen times in three years, with little attachment to home or school. Some were violent, no surprise given their formative years. I asked Turpel-Lafond about the B.C. government’s recent focus on bullying. She said it’s worthwhile, and there are parallels between Amanda’s case and more common teen suicides. One is isolation at moments of crisis. “Say you’re a middleBC VIEWS class parent with a child who hasn’t come out of Tom their bedroom in six Fletcher months, or you have a boy in foster care who’s in his 14th home,” she said. “They both want to kill themselves, so what do you do?” Ideally, you intervene and get them to a child psychologist. Parents or guardians who can’t afford $150 an hour can wait months for the Ministry of Children and Family Development to arrange it. And in the meantime, our supposedly family-based foster care system sends them to school. “I’m really worried about how [school-based anti-bullying programs] will affect the most vulnerable kids, because you start anonymously reporting someone as being a bully,” Turpel-Lafond said. “Yeah, we know they’re in the youth justice system. We know they’re troubled. By the way, they’ve been sexually and physically abused, jumped through 30 foster homes, and now we
want to label them again?” This is not to suggest that the existing B.C. effort isn’t substantial. The ministry reports that there are 2,221 front-line staff positions, of which 219 are currently vacant. It’s notoriously difficult to recruit, train and keep child protection workers, especially in remote communities. Turpel-Lafond says her latest figures show the child and youth mental health service has 476 staff, with 21 vacancies and a government-wide hiring freeze. And many of those are doing double duty as community service managers. Those managers don’t even have reliable data on case loads, she said. They just know they’re overwhelmed and many of the kids aren’t being reached. This is not about political blame. I can trace this problem back to when Grace McCarthy was children’s minister, and the NDP did no better. I’ve learned a bit about Riverview and Tranquille, asylums that were closed because of a modern belief that they were inhumane. At least they offered safety and medical care to even the most damaged people. Right now our enlightened, progressive society can’t even help most of the kids we know are at high risk.
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com email@example.com
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Re: Annalee Grant’s Opinion Piece “Democracy? Or hypocrisy?” Oh to be 24 again! Normally, my lament for my 20’s includes the back-packing trip to Europe I never took, the university major I didn’t study, or, even, some days, only once in awhile, wishing I hadn’t gotten married so young (no offense honey). But Annalee’s piece had me yearning for a time, a place, an opportunity that, before now, never seemed so important or urgent. A voter, yes, I’ve always been. But have I always cast an informed, aware, engaged and meaningful vote? I confess, not al-
ways. My vote was primarily inherited from my parents. I know I’m not alone. Today my vote is informed and yes, passionate. Informing my own teenage children of their soon-to-be democratic right and responsibility is a point of primary importance in our family. In a world and an age dominated by mass consumerism and global issues that may not engage young adults politically, I applaud Annalee for her conviction to cast her important vote, and her willingness to stand in line to do so. Is there an opportunity as genuinely meaningful and impactful to people, young and old, as electing those who set
our tax rates and decide how our hard earned money is spent for the public good? And what happens to our democratic society if we simply don’t bother to vote? How long will it take before those in authority decide for us that we needn’t bother with democratic elections anymore? May 14, 2013 is just around the corner. Perhaps there’s a young adult in each of our lives that we can encourage to cast their ballot. Jennifer Osmar Cranbrook
Gaza: Another pre-election war? Gwynne Dyer
et’s be fair: there does seem to be some sort of pattern here, but it is not very consistent. Five times in Israel since 1980 a right-wing government has called an election WITHOUT launching a complementary military operation. The right lost two of those elections outright (1992, 1999), more or less tied two others (1984, 1988), and won only one of them decisively (2006). On the other hand, critics of Israel point out, three times since 1980 right-wing Israeli governments have combined an election campaign with a major military operation against some Arab or Palestinian target. And this combination, it has been argued, yields decisive electoral success for the right. Menachem Begin’s government won the 1981 election three weeks after carrying out a dramatic attack on the Osirak research nuclear reactor that France had sold to Iraq. In the view of most outside observers, the reactor, which was closely supervised both by the French and by the International Atomic Energy Agency, was not suited to the largescale production of enriched uranium and posed no threat to Israel, but the attack was popular in Israel. Ehud Olmert’s coalition launched the “Cast Lead” onslaught against the Gaza Strip in December 2008-January 2009. The three-week campaign of massive bombardments and some ground incursions left 1,400 Palestinians and thirteen Israelis dead. The election was held a month later, and Binyamin Netanyahu emerged as the leader of a new right-wing coalition. So here we go again, perhaps? Netanyahu is still the prime minister, and the next
elections are due in January. What better way to ensure success than to go and bash the Palestinians again? A week later, with 86 Palestinians and three Israelis dead, his reelection is assured: Israelis overwhelmingly support the current military operation. That’s the case that is made against Israel. Does it hold water? Well, actually, no, it doesn’t. Begin’s attack on the Osirak reactor in 1981 may well have been an electoral stunt, although he was clearly paranoid about the possibility of a nuclear weapon in Arab hands. But Ehud Olmert, though undoubtedly a man of the right, was not leading a right-wing government in 2008. He was the leader of a new centrist party, Kadima, that had been formed by defectors from both the right-wing Likud Party and left-wing Labour. Moreover, Olmert had already resigned in mid-2008 over a corruption scandal, and was merely acting as interim prime minister by the time the “Cast Lead” operation was launched in December of that year. If it was an electoral ploy despite all that, it didn’t work. It was the right that actually won the election in early 2009, and formed a government led by the Likud Party’s Binyamin Netanyahu. It is equally hard to believe that Netanyahu is seeking electoral gain by attacking Gaza this month. Every opinion poll in Israel for months past has been saying that he is going to win the January election hands down. For him, all the risk of “Operation Pillar of Defence” is on the downside: a major loss of Israeli lives in the campaign, while unlikely, could only work against him. So why is this happening now? Historians traditionally split into two camps: those who see purpose and planning and plots behind every event, and those who think most events are just the random interaction of conflicting strategies, imperfect information and human frailty. This latter
A Palestinian man kisses the hand of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. approach is known in the historical trade as the “cock-up theory of history,” and it is very attractive as an explanation for the current situation. Netanyahu, cruising home to an easy electoral victory in January, had absolutely no need for a little war with the Palestinians. Indeed, his strategy of continuously shouting “wolf” about Iran and its alleged nuclear weapons programme has succeeded in distracting international attention from the Palestinians, leaving him free to expand Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank unhindered. Similarly, the Hamas leaders who ruled Gaza had no interest in triggering a military conflict with Israel. They had every reason to believe that the sweeping political changes in the Arab world were strengthening their position internationally, and they had no need to remind Arabs of their plight. So how did this idiocy happen? Another cock-up, of course. Hamas has been trying to maintain calm in Gaza and extend a ceasefire agreement with Israel, but it has little con-
trol over various radical jihadi groups who build popular support by making utterly futile rocket attacks on Israel. Even if they kill a few Israelis, so what? How does that serve the cause? Hamas faces the permanent political danger of being outflanked by more extremist rivals, so it cannot crack down too hard on the jihadis. Israel, fed up with their pinprick attacks, was looking for somebody to punish, and since it couldn’t locate all the jihadi leaders it decided to assassinate Ahmed al-Jabari, the head of the military wing of Hamas. Even though that was bound to end the ceasefire. So then Hamas fired a few of its own rockets into Israel, and Israel retaliated massively, and we were off to the races once again. A complete cockup, and a pointless waste of lives. But since the mini-war doesn’t really serve the purposes of any major player, it will probably be shut down again fairly soon. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist based in London
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Nitros coach Vopat temporarily steps away from team TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
Kimberley Dynamiters head coach Roman Vopat has stepped away from the bench temporarily while the organization addresses some issues, according to president Dave Smith. Smith declined to go into detail about the situation, but stressed that Vopat hasn’t been fired or removed from the head coaching position. “The executive asked Roman to step back from the team for a bit,” said Smith. “He is in no way fired or disassociated from the team— he’s still making all the decisions—he’s just not on the bench or in the dressing room for a couple of days till we get things figured out.” Vopat, a former NHL player, joined the Niitros last year and led the team to the second round of the KIJHL playoffs, where they fell in Game 7 to the Fernie Ghostriders. No reason was given
for the move by the executive on their decision, but Smith hopes everything will be resolved in a few days. “There are some issues that have to be cleared up and it’ll be easier if he was to step away and he agreed to do that,” Smith said. “We’re meeting with players, we’re meeting with coaches and, without getting into specifics, we’re working on some policy changes and then we’ll go from there. “I don’t personally expect any changes in personnel, it’s just a temporary thing.” Vopat stepped away from the team after Friday’s 4-1 home loss to the Nelson Leafs. Assistant coach Jordan Foreman, Todd White and Kris Knoblauch will be around to run practices in the interim, said Smith. Next game action for the Dynamiters is a home tilt against the Castlegar Rebels on Saturday.
MLB boss approves Blue Jays-Marlins’ 12-player trade C ANADIAN PRESS
NEW YORK - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says he will not stand in the way of the mammoth 12-player deal between the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins. Selig approved the trade Monday that sees Toronto acquire all-star shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio for seven relatively lowpriced players. Miami receives infielders Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitchers Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Nicolino, catcher Jeff Mathis and outfielder Jake Marisnick under the deal, which was agreed to last week. The Marlins also are sending Toronto cash.
The players traded by the Marlins have combined guaranteed salaries of US$163.75 million through 2018, including $96 million due Reyes. “It is my conclusion that this transaction, involving established major leaguers and highly regarded young players and prospects, represents the exercise of plausible baseball judgment on the part of both clubs, does not violate any express rule of Major League Baseball and does not otherwise warrant the exercise of any of my powers to prevent its completion,” Selig said it a statement. “It is, of course, up to the clubs involved to make the case to their respective fans that this transaction makes sense and enhances the competitive position of each, now or in the future.”
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SIGNATURE SUCCESS: Fans got a chance to chat with members of the Kootenay Ice and get some autographs after Saturday’s 4-0 shutout of the Brandon Wheat Kings at Western Financial Place. Kootenay Ice players signed autographs, posed for pictures and mingled with fans for an hour after the victory. Above, forward Collin Shirley pens his name to a team flag during the session.
Shirley, Philp return from injuries TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
The Kootenay Ice are benefitting from the return of rookies Collin Shirley and Luke Philp, who are back in the lineup after recovering from injuries. Shirley, who’s been back for the last four games, sustained an upper-body injury and missed five games, while Philp had appendicitis and needed surgery. Shirley and Philp each added a goal and an assist to their stats sheets this past weekend during the series with the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Phip is the rookie points leader on the team, with eight, and Shirley is one behind, however, the latter is the Ice’s third-leading goal scorer. Shirley missed his five-game stretch to make sure his injury symptoms went away before making a return to the ice. “It was good to take the time I needed to be 100 per cent to get back,” Shirley said. “I think that’s really important because I feel really good now and it’s good to be back.” He’s been productive and dangerous, spend-
ing some time on first line with Sam Reinhart and Brock Montgomery. Shirley scored in the first period on Friday, and assisted Reinhart’s second goal on Saturday. Philp was a force out on the ice as well, assisting Kyle O’Connor’s goal in the first game, before scoring one of his own in the second. The young 17-yearold was out for three weeks after having his appendix surgically removed. He said he woke up in the middle of the night with bad stomach cramps after playing the Swift Current Broncos
near the end of October. “I couldn’t go back to sleep so I went to the hospital and they said I had appendicitis,” said Philp. “They did surgery that day so it all happened pretty quick.” He missed five games before returning for the weekend series against Brandon. “I’m feeling better every shift, almost, and I felt good,” said Philp, after Saturday’s 4-0 victory. “I had about a week of working out, so I feel good out there.” First period leads were the key to both wins, according to Philp. “Yesterday [Friday]
we didn’t have too great of a third, but our first and second [periods] made up for it,” Philp said. “It’s nice to come out and get a good start because that builds your confidence for the rest of the game. “It’s nicer playing with the lead rather than chasing the whole game.” Though Shirley and Philp have just made it off the injury list, other players have put themselves on it. Brock Montgomery and Spencer Wand will be out of the lineup for a week or two with upper body injures.
Melky Cabrera officially signs with Blue Jays C ANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO - The good news keeps coming for fans of the Toronto Blue Jays. Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera has signed a two-year deal with the Blue Jays worth US$16 million, the club announced on Monday.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approved a major 12-player deal between Toronto and the Miami Marlins just a few hours before Cabrera’s deal was official. The Blue Jays got all-star shortstop Jose Reyes and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark
Buehrle as part of the deal with the Marlins. The 28-year-old Cabrera was leading the National League in hitting at .346 for the San Francisco Giants when he was suspended Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone text. Cabrera had played 113 games for San
Francisco before his suspension. He had 25 doubles, 10 triples, 11 home runs, 60 runs batted in and 13 stolen bases in that span. The Giants didn’t put Cabrera on their post-season roster on the way to winning the World Series. The six-foot, 200-
pound switch-hitter has appeared in 984 career games with the New York Yankees (2005-09), Atlanta (2010), Kansas City (2011) and San Francisco (2012). He’s posted a .284 average with 69 home runs and 417 RBIs over eight seasons.
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Reinhart reflects on Super Series Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor
Although he only got in one game with Team WHL, it’s safe to say Sam Reinhart’s stock rose even higher in the eyes of Hockey Canada during the Subway Super Series. The young Kootenay Ice sniper was in on one of Team WHL’s best chances against the Russians in regulation, but it was his shootout goal that stood as the winner in Game Five last week in Vancouver. “It was great,” said Reinhart of his experience. “All around, you’re playing with the best players in Western Canada and you’re playing with the top guys in all of junior in Russia, so that’s huge. “I was really happy with my game and the players around made it a lot easier, playing with those top guys.” The Super Series is billed as a precursor to the World Junior Championships, as the event gives Hockey Canada the chance to look at the top players in all three major-junior leagues in the CHL. Reinhart was one of three 1995-born players on the roster who got the chance to lace up the skates as part of the Team WHL leg of the series. As an added treat, he got to play with his older brother Griffin, a rearguard with the Edmonton Oil Kings and the fourth overall selection by the New York Islanders in
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Team WHL’s Sam Reinhart celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal during a shoot-out against Team Russia in Game 5 of the CHL Subway Super Series in Vancouver, B.C., last Wednesday. the 2012 NHL Draft. “It’s a little frustrating the last couple years having to play against Griffin as I’m used to growing up playing with him all my life in minor hockey, so it was definitely good to be back on his team for a little bit.” Curtis Lazar, 17, and Reinhart were on the same line and nearly put Team WHL ahead in regulation when Russian goaltender Andrey Makarov misplayed the puck behind the net. Reinhart picked up the biscuit at the side boards and fired it on a nearly gaping net with Lazar near the crease for a tip, but no goal resulted. “We’re definitely familiar with each other, going back to U16 a couple years ago,” said Reinhart. “We’ve definitely got a little bit of chemistry but all the
players are so good that you can really fit in with anyone and it’s a treat to play with [them].” Laurent Brossoit was brilliant in the first game, stopping everything from the Russians, and kept them off the board in the shootout. Hunter Shinkaruk and Mark McNeil scored in the shootout, but Team WHL’s third goal—from Reinhart—prevented the Russians from mounting a comeback. The team had done a shootout at the end of their only practice on Tuesday, and Team WHL head coach Don Nachbaur, who leads the Spokane Chiefs, tapped the Kootenay forward for the third spot in front of a hometown crowd. Team WHL defence man Duncan Siemens, who patrols the blue
line in front of Makarov in Saskatoon, warned Reinhart to stay away from the glove side. Reinhart ended up beating Makarov by faking a backhand and stuffing the puck by the post on his forehand. “I was pretty confident with the move I was doing, so I didn’t really second guess myself,” said Reinhart. Reinhart, 17, is on the younger spectrum of prospects for the World Junior Championships, but the Kootenay Ice forward has worn the Maple Leaf before, representing Canada this past summer at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament, where the team won a gold medal. He was also part of Team Canada that captured the bronze medal in the U18 World Championships last April in the Czech Republic.
Buchy rink still in the running at mixed curling championship C anadian Press
MONTREAL - Mike Fournier’s hometown rink remained perfect at the 2013 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Monday with a 9-6 win over B.C. and a 6-5 victory against New Brunswick. Fournier, with teammates Alanna Routledge, Mike Kennedy and Joelle St.-Hilaire, broke their sixth draw game open early with four in the second end against Tom Buchy’s B.C. rink. Fournier followed with two in the fourth and three in the seventh
to take a 9-4 lead. Buchy made a nice double take-out to score one in the eighth and then stole a single in the ninth to make the score respectable. In the seventh draw, Fournier and his rink broke a 5-5 tie with a point in the 10th end to slip past James Grattan’s New Brunswick rink. New Brunswick had scored three in the ninth end to rally and force Fournier’s late heroics. Quebec improved to 5-0, while B.C. and New Brunswick both fell to 2-2.
Also in the seventh draw, Cory Heggestad’s Ontario rink routed Steve Fecteau’s Yukon club 7-2 to move in to a tie for second with a 3-1 record. The Yukon rink dropped to 0-5. Mike Assad’s Northern Ontario rink edged Brent MacDougall’s Nova Scotia club 7-6 with a total of four points in the eighth, ninth and 10th ends. Northern Ontario is 3-1, while Nova Scotia is 3-2. Robert Campbell’s P.E.I. rink topped Alber-
ta’s Kurt Balderston 7-5. P.E.I. is 2-3 and Alberta is 1-3. In the sixth draw, Saskatchewan scored five in the sixth end to break open a close game against Yukon. Nova Scotia fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 6-4 loss to Manitoba. Manitoba led 4-1 in the fifth end and held on for the win. Manitoba sits at 2-2. In the final game of Draw 6, P.E.I. earned its first win of the tournament 13-4 over Nunavut’s Nick Saturnino. Saturnino is 0-4.
ON THE COURT: The fifth annual Fall Squash Classic was held at Western Financial Place this past weekend. With squash leagues in full swing the opportunity for early season bragging rights was at hand. In the men’s open final George Freitag retained the title with a hard fought win over Rob MacDonald. In Division two Carson Damm was triumphant as was Robert Klewchuk in Division 3. Division 2 finalist Dennis Hockley, semi finalist Gerry Dreger and open semi finalist Ken Burrows will all be heading to the Western Canada masters championships in Calgary this weekend. Pictured above: Rob Freitag stands beside his opponent Rob MacDonald, who he met in the Division 1 final.
NHL requests complete proposal from NHLPA Chris Johnston Canadian Press
NEW YORK - The NHL wants to see everything put in writing. With negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement seemingly at a stalemate, the league met with the NHL Players’ Association on Monday night and requested that the union put all of its desires together into one complete offer. “It’s our position that we’ve made a couple comprehensive proposals in a row,” said deputy commissioner Bill Daly. “We’d like to know where they are on all of the issues. We asked them to think about putting together a comprehensive proposal for us to consider. ... “We’ve never heard a full proposal from them.” The union’s response should dictate if the sides will formally start negotiating their way through the key issues. Donald Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director, was guarded with his comments coming out of the Monday evening session he
initiated. He indicated the league’s request would be taken into consideration and said “it’s more likely than not” the sides will meet again Tuesday. It was unclear whether he would table a new proposal that covers the split of revenue, player contract rights and how the damage caused by the lockout will be paid for.
“We’ve never heard a full proposal from them.” Bill Daly “I don’t really know what to expect,” said Daly. “We asked, I certainly hope it’s something they’ll consider. I think that’s something they’re deliberating on.” With frustration building and the lockout dragging into its ninth week, the sides have struggled to find a way forward in negotiations. Fehr and commissioner Gary Bettman discussed the possibility of taking a break from talks last week, but Fehr thought it would be best if the sides continued to meet.
However, after requesting Monday’s meeting the union didn’t arrive with a new offer. Instead, Fehr was hoping to engage the league in a discussion on core economics and player contract issues. “We could have taken a couple weeks off, I suppose,” he said. “It’s hard for me to see how you make an agreement if you aren’t talking and so you talk. Sometimes it doesn’t lead anywhere, perhaps very often it doesn’t lead anywhere, but if you aren’t talking it’s 100 per cent sure it doesn’t lead anywhere.” Neither side has demonstrated a willingness to start trading concessions at the bargaining table. While the union maintains the gap on economic issues isn’t very wide, the league isn’t quite so sure. The NHL is asking for a straight 50-50 split of revenues while the NHLPA has proposed seeing the players’ share jump in fixed increments of 1.75 per cent each season starting from the $1.883-billion they took in last year.
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Chimpanzees sit in an enclosure at the Chimpanzee Eden rehabilitation center, near Nelspruit, South Africa. A study of chimps and orangutans released on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, finds the same pattern of changes in happiness through life as many studies find in people.
Study finds ‘midlife crisis’ in chimps, orangutans Malcolm Rit ter Associated Press
NEW YORK — Chimpanzees in a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke. But there it is, in the title of a report published Monday in a scientific journal: “Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes.’’ So what do these apes do? Buy red Ferraris? Leave their mates for some cute young bonobos? Uh, no. “I believe no ape has ever purchased a sports car,’’ said Andrew Oswald, an author of the study. But researchers report that captive chimps and orangutans do show the same low ebb in emotional wellbeing at midlife that some studies find in people. That suggests the human tendency toward midlife discontent may have been passed on through evolution, rather than resulting just from the hassles of modern life, said Oswald, a professor of economics at the University of Warwick in England who presented his work Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A second study in the journal looks at a younger age group and finds that happiness in youth can lead to higher income a few years down the road. Several studies have concluded that happiness in human adults tends to follow a certain course between ages 20 and 70: It starts high and
declines over the years to reach a low point in the late 40s, then turns around and rises to another peak at 70. On a graph, that’s a U-shaped pattern. Some researchers question whether that trend is real, but to Oswald the mystery is what causes it. “This is one of the great patterns of human life. We’re all going to slide along this U for good or ill,’’ he said. “So what explains it?’’ When he learned that others had been measuring well-being in apes, “it just seemed worth pursuing the hunch that the U might be more general than in humans,’’ he said. He and co-authors assembled data on 508 great apes from zoos and research centres in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan. Caretakers and other observers had filled out a four-item questionnaire to assess well-being in the apes. The questions asked such things as the degree to which each animal was in a positive or negative mood, how much pleasure it got from social situations, and how successful it was in achieving goals. The raters were even asked how happy they would be if they were the animal for a week. Yes, apes do have social lives, so “it could still be something human-like that we share with our social cousins,’’ he said. “But our result does seem to push away the likelihood that it’s dominantly something
to do with human life.’’ Oswald said it’s not clear what the evolutionary payoff might be from such discontent. Maybe it prods parents to be restless, “to help find new worlds for the next generation to breed,’’ he said. Frans de Waal, an authority in primate behaviour at Emory University, cautioned that when people judge the happiness of apes, there may be a “human bias.’’ But in an email he called the results “intuitively correct’’ and said the notion of biological influence over the human pattern is “an intriguing possibility.’’
COOKSHIRE-EATON, Que. — Alleged corruption-fuelled cost overruns aren’t the only menace upon Quebec’s road network these days. Officials say they are dealing with the puzzling appearance of a utility pole — smack in the middle of a provincial highway east of Montreal. A photo of the pole, which is in the middle of Highway 251 in the Eastern Townships, appeared in a local newspaper today. So how does such an improbable obstacle wind up protruding from a highway, anyway? According to various local media, it’s been there for two months. But provincial transport authorities say that until last week, there were construction crews there and that road stretch had not actually been paved yet. The roadway had been moved to avoid a dangerous curb. Hydro Quebec, the provincial power utility, says it was only advised about the need to move its cables about three weeks ago. A spokesman for Transport Quebec
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An electric pole stands in the middle of a road in Johnville, Que. on Monday Nov. 19, 2012. The ministry of Transport fixed a dangerous curve in the road issue this summer, but Quebec’s public utility apparently failed to coordinate its timetable with the roadwork. isn’t blaming the contractor. Gilles Bourque said there were communication problems between the transport authority and the telephone and power utilities that share the line. He called the situation unacceptable. A spokeswoman for Hydro Quebec said a new pole is being installed and the electrical wires and telephone wires should be moved by the end of the week. Ginette Cantin says Hydro Quebec crews were on site to begin the work necessary to move the wires. Crews with
Spielberg, with ‘Lincoln’ in theatres, speaks at ‘Gettysburg Address’ commemoration Associated Press
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Two-time Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg expressed a sense of humility Monday as he delivered the keynote address during ceremonies to mark the 149th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.’’ “I’ve never stood anyplace on earth where it’s easier to be humbled than here,’’ said Spielberg, whose biopic about the 16th president is currently in theatres. His remarks were made at the annual event at the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, near the site where Lincoln gave the famous oration amid the American Civil War in 1863, four months after the battle in which the Union turned back an invasion of the North by Confederate troops under Gen. Robert E. Lee. After spending seven years working his new movie “Lincoln,’’ Spielberg said the president came to feel like one of his oldest and dearest friends, and he sensed he was living in the presence of what he called Lin-
coln’s “eloquent ghost.’’ “Lincoln wanted us to understand that equality was a small ‘D’ democratic essential,’’ Spielberg said, describing Lincoln’s three-minute speech as “his best and truest voice’’ and the single “most perfect prose poem ever penned by an American.’’ As part of the event, 16 newly minted Americans from 11 countries took the oath of allegiance to become U.S. citizens. Spielberg spoke of the interplay between history and memory, and between memory and justice. “It’s the hunger we feel for coherence, it’s the hunger we feel for progress for a better world,’’ he said. “I think justice and memory are inseparable.’’ The 150th year since the battle will be marked in 2013, particularly around the battle’s anniversary in early July. “Lincoln,’’ which stars Daniel DayLewis in the title role, concentrates on the period leading up to the president’s assassination in 1865.
Bell Canada will also move their wires. The provincial minister in charge of the region assured reporters Monday at an event in Sherbrooke that proper precautions would be taken to ensure there was adequate signage in the area. Highway 251 is a
38-kilometre stretch of provincial highway that runs north-south. The pole has not caused any harm, so far. Quebec provincial police said there had been no reports of accidents at the site. Bourque said the problem would be fixed by the end of the month.
Obituary Rita Cimolai
Rita Cimolai was born on July 31, 1931 in Mirano, Venice, Italy and passed away peacefully, with her children and grandchildren by her side, on November 14, 2012 at Kelowna General Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Lucy; her sons, Roy (Lesley) and Dario; and her grandchildren, Lena and Dante. She is also survived by her sisters, Lina and Maria of Italy; sisters-in-law, Lucina Buttignol and Norma Buttignol of Kimberley, B.C.; and nieces and nephews in Canada, France and Italy. Rita is predeceased by her husband, Livio; her parents, Luigi and Angela Buttignol; her sisters, Giuseppina, Agatha, and Ada; and her brothers, Vladimiro and Umberto. The youngest of 7 children, Rita grew up in Vigonovo, Pordenone, Italy, where she met Livio. They married in 1951 and a few years later they and their young daughter immigrated to Canada, arriving in Kimberley on November 14, 1955. Their 2 sons were born in Kimberley where Rita and Livio enjoyed raising their children and found happiness in their faith, hard work, good friends and neighbours… and always a great garden. Rita treasured her husband, children, grandchildren, relatives and friends, and she was a very kind and generous woman to all who knew her. The family extends its gratitude to East Kootenay Regional Hospital and the Cardiac Care Unit in Kelowna General Hospital for the care and attention they devoted to Rita. They are also very grateful to all of her dear friends who were there for her during difficult times in the past few years of her life. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kimberley, B.C. A private interment will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Rita may do so to a charity of their choice.
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He was a prolific painter, sculptor and poet whose dreams were a guiding influence throughout his life and provided a rich source of inspiration for his art and poetry. He followed this influence with dedication (40 years of dream journals) and courage since at times these images and instructions seemed outrageous and controversial. Pursuing his unique creative impulses led ManWoman to become involved with many diverse circles; arts communities in Edmonton, Calgary, Cranbrook, Los Angeles and New York; the Mankind Project/New Warrior Trainings; Friends of the Swastika internet network; tattoo communities, especially those deeply committed to the reclamation of the benevolent spiritual use of the swastika particularly those in Ireland, England, Denmark and Germany; Dances of Universal Peace groups and their associated Sufi circles. He is survived by his wife Astarte/Dale Sellars, brother Harry Kemball, former wife and mother of his four children Mimi Kemball, son Ivan Cat (Marti Livingstone), daughters Serena Kemball (Scott Pflieger), Meenoy Kemball and Yoni Bremner (Cam Bremner) and grandsons Jazz Kemball, Connor Bremner and Sivert Livingstone Cat. â€œ... tell him how I love and respect him, His focused commitments are a source of inspiration to me. His tender heart has deeply touched mine. His unique way of â€˜turning the sacred inside outâ€™ through his art and poetry has made me consider in new ways, and laugh once again at old ways.â€? - Sister Mariam Joan Shea
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Horses hurt on ‘Hobbit’ holding farm: wranglers Nick Perry Associated Press
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Customers walk out of Costco in Montreal on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Several major retailers are taking the Quebec government to court over the provincial language watchdog’s insistence they modify their commercial brand names to include some French.
Big businesses heading to court over French signs Sidhartha Baner jee Canadian Press
MONTREAL — Several major retailers are taking the Quebec government to court over the provincial language watchdog’s insistence they modify their commercial brand names to include some French. The retailers include some of the biggest brand names in North America — Walmart, Best Buy and Costco. Their lawyers are expected in Quebec Superior Court on Thursday. Quebec’s language watchdog, The Office Quebecois de la Langue Francaise, wants the retailers to change their signs to either give themselves a generic French name or add a slogan or explanation that reflects what it is they’re selling. For example, Walmart, a household name on the retail scene that doesn’t really have a French equivalent, could change its signs to “Le Magasin Walmart.’’ But retailers say the language
laws have not formally been changed and they will ask the courts to decide whether the language office has the right to make new demands. According to Section 63 of Quebec’s French Language Charter, the name of a business must be in French. But it hasn’t generally been applied to trademarked names. So some companies have taken steps to change their name — like Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is known in Quebec as “Poulet Frit Kentucky.’’ But others, like Walmart and Best Buy, have set up shop under the same name that appears elsewhere in the world. The six companies taking legal action include Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, Gap, Old Navy and Guess. They are represented by two law firms. It’s unclear which of the legislative changes would actually be adopted because the PQ only has a minority in the legislature, and little support from opposi-
tion parties on the issue. But the push for businesses to change their signs started earlier, last year under the then-Liberal government, amid controversies over whether the use of French in Montreal was declining. A year ago, the language watchdog announced it was embarking on an awareness campaign aimed at getting to companies to comply. The plan featured a website that told companies they had a number of choices. They included coming up with a descriptive slogan or line in French to identify themselves. Companies could also opt for a French version of the name or use a French/English version, with the French appearing more predominantly. Some companies have voluntarily changed their signs. After a series of fire-bombings, Second Cup coffee shops added the words “les cafes’’ to their signs. Starbucks in Quebec is known as Cafe Starbucks Coffee.
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit’’ movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other “death traps.’’ The American Humane Association, which is overseeing animal welfare on the films, says no animals were harmed during the actual filming. But it also says the wranglers’ complaints highlight shortcomings in its oversight system, which monitors film sets but not the facilities where the animals are housed and trained. A spokesman for trilogy director Peter Jackson on Monday acknowledged that horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at the farm near Wellington where about 150 animals were housed for the movies, but he said some of the deaths were from natural causes. The spokesman, Matt Dravitzki, agreed that the deaths of two horses were avoidable, and said the production company moved quickly to improve conditions after they died. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’’ the first movie in the planned $500 million trilogy, is scheduled to launch with a red-carpet premiere Nov. 28 in Wellington and will open at theatres in the U.S. and around the world in December. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it’s planning protests at the premieres in New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K. The Associated Press spoke to four wranglers who said the farm near Wellington was unsuitable for horses because it was peppered with bluffs, sinkholes and broken-down fencing. They said they repeatedly raised concerns about the farm with their superiors and the production company, owned by Warner Bros., but it continued to be
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People walk by the Embassy Theatre where a giant statue of the character Gandalf from the upcoming movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” overlooks the passersby in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. used. They say they want their story aired publicly now to prevent similar deaths in the future. One wrangler said that over time he buried three horses, as well as about six goats, six sheep and a dozen chickens. The wranglers say two more horses suffered severe injuries but survived. Wrangler Chris Langridge said he was hired as a horse trainer in November 2010, overseeing 50 or so horses, but immediately became concerned that the farm was full of “death traps.’’ He said he tried to fill in some of the sinkholes, made by underground streams, and even brought in his own fences to keep the horses away from the most dangerous areas. Ultimately, he said, it was an impossible task. He said horses run at speeds of up to 30 mph and need to be housed on flat land: “It’s just a no-brainer.’’ The first horse to die, he said, was a miniature named Rainbow. “When I arrived at work in the morning, the pony was still alive but his back was broken. He’d come off a bank at speed and crash-landed,’’ Langridge said. “He was in a bad state.’’ Rainbow, who had been slated for use as a
hobbit horse, was euthanized. A week later, a horse named Doofus got caught in some fencing and sliced open its leg. That horse survived, but Langridge said he’d had enough. He and his wife, Lynn, who was also working as a wrangler, said they quit in February 2011. The following month, they wrote an email to Brigitte Yorke, the Hobbit trilogy’s unit production manager, outlining their concerns. Dravitzki, the spokesman for Peter Jackson, said the production company reacted swiftly after the first two horses died, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading housing and stable facilities in early 2011. The American Humane Association said it investigated the farm at the production company’s request. Dravitzki said the company had already made many of the recommended changes by the time the AHA made them. He said the company no longer leases the farm and has no animals left on the property. He said he didn’t know if animals will be needed for future filming in the trilogy, but added that Jackson himself adopted three of the pigs used.
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