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Ktunaxa stand their ground Hundreds support First Nation at Jumbo Glacier Resort rally ANNALEE GR ANT Townsman Staff

Hundreds of Jumbo Glacier Resort opponents led by the Ktunaxa Nation paraded down the streets of Cranbrook on Friday afternoon, vowing to keep the controversial project from happening. It was an atmosphere filled with singing, laughter and celebration of a community coming together for a common cause – sav-

ing the area the Ktunaxa calls Qat’muk from development. Estimates put the crowd at between 300 and 400 people. The rally was the second of two events related to Jumbo happening in the province on Friday. In Vancouver, a group of Ktunaxa Nation members including chair Kathryn Teneese and elders filed an application for judicial review.

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Wildsight wants to see paperwork ANNALEE GR ANT Townsman Staff


WON’T BACK DOWN: Ktunaxa Nation Council member Margaret Teneese marches with between 300 and 400 people down 10th Ave S in Cranbrook on November 30. The Ktunaxa Nation made their voice loud and clear that they will continue to protect Qat’muk, the home of the Grizzly Bear Spirit. The nation was joined by hundreds who marched from Ktunaxa Nation government headquarters to Rotary Park to say they will stand their ground in opposition to Jumbo. ACROSS FROM THE NEW MARK CREEK WATER FEATURE!


Valley Watershed is protected, but that Wildsight would like to see it on paper. “I’m happy to hear MP Wilks say that this is the case,” he said. Bergenske says that while Wilks has said the 6,290-hectare portion of land, formally known as Lot 82, is protected, there is no documentation that Wildsight can find confirming so.

Executive director of Wildsight is urging the federal government to reveal documentation confirming the Dominion Coal Block is safe from mining and oil and gas development. John Bergenske said he was delighted to hear MP David Wilks’ comments that a portion of the Dominion Coal Blocks found within the Flathead See Bergenske , Page 5



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A great Cranbrook citizen was feted Thursday. A celebration was held at the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce boardroom Thursday evening, Nov. 29, to honour Elmer Higgins, on the anniversary of his registration as a professional engineer. Family, friends and colleagues turned out to the event, which featured a special presentation. Kelly Beriault, an associate of Higgins, opened the event, mentioning that it was 46 years ago on the same date, Nov. 29, 1966, that Elmer Higgins became a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. She talked about the significant contributions Higgins has made over the years to Cranbrook, being involved in the design, construction or renovation of more than 100

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projects in the community. Beriault made one of two presentations to Higgins — a Tim Hortons gift card. She then introduced Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett for the second presentation. Bennett elaborated on Higgins’ community involvement. Signifi-

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cant recent projects, for example, include the hospital expansion, the Cranbrook arches and the new Cranbrook Public Library. Bennett also mentioned Higgins’ humanitarian work — getting personally involved to help families in need, for example — and fine woodcarving. He said the Higgins is often offered money for his woodcarving pieces,

but directs the purchaser to give the money to the hospital foundation. Bennett then made the second presentation of the evening, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and B.C. Premier Christy Clark — the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is

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Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett (centre) presents Cranbrook engineer Elmer Higgins with two letters — one from Premier Christy Clark and the other from Governor General David Johnston — on Higgins’ receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is visible pinned to Higgins’ sweater. The presentation took place at the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce boardroom on Thursday evening, Nov. 29.

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a medal created to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II. The Canadian medal is to “honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.” Bennett pinned the medal on Higgins’ chest, and Higgins then spoke a few words to those in attendence. “When I reached normal retirement age, I was too young for cards, or golf,” he said. So he took up woodworking, journeying to England more than once to take master classes. One of his first projects was an elaborate grandfather clock, which won first prize in a Windsor plywood national woodworking contest. Higgins said the clock was now worth about $25,000. “If I’d taken up golf instead, all I’d have had were score cards.” Higgins told another story of getting then Social Credit cabinet minister Grace McCarthy to sign off on a proposed insulation plant in Grand Forks — a $6 million project on which Higgins was engineer. Higgins talked the local party association, of which he was a member, into letting him pick up McCarthy from the airport during a visit to the East Kootenay. On the drive into Cranbrook, Higgins said he persuaded McCarthy that the plant was a good idea for the government to endorse. The plant has operated continously for 23 years.

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Ktunaxa Nation presents application for judicial review Annalee Grant Townsman Staff

While members of the Ktunaxa Nation gathered in Cranbrook, a similar group did the same in Vancouver where they officially filed an application for a judicial review of the Jumbo Glacier Resort. The Ktunaxa are seeking a review of the resort’s master devel-

opment plan, which was approved in March of this year. The Jumbo Glacier Resort, which was granted Mountain Resort Municipality status in November, would be built in the heart of what the Ktunaxa call Qat’muk, home of the Grizzly Bear Spirit. The Ktunaxa say building the year-round ski re-

sort would destroy the nation’s spiritual values. “Jumbo Resort, if built, will forever destroy the connection Ktunaxa have with Qat’muk,” said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair. “It will sever this special and significant relationship that we have developed with that land for countless

Jumbo opponents take to the streets at rally Continued from page 1 For Ktunaxa, Qat’muk is where the Grizzly Bear Spirit was born, goes to heal itself, and returns to the spirit world. Ktunaxa rely on the continuation of traditional spiritual and religious practices, and the Grizzly Bear Spirit is a unique and indispensable source of collective as well as individual guidance, strength, and protection. In Cranbrook, the group moved down 10th Ave S with the Sookenai Singers setting the tone. Families, children, elders and dignitaries of all ages participated in the march that ended at Rotary Park – adjacent to the Cranbrook Law Courts where the Ktunaxa expects legal proceedings will take place. Once at Rotary Park the Sookenai Singers kicked things off with a performance and MC Joe Pierre shared a note from Cranbrook’s favourite NHL star, Scott Niedermayer. Pierre, also a councillor for the St. Mary’s Band, announced that the judicial review was being filed in Vancouver as the group gathered there. The crowd then sang along to an altered rendition of Tom Petty’s classic “I won’t back down.” NDP candidate for Kootenay East Norma Blissett told the crowd that the NDP was standing with them in their fight against the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort, which was recently granted Mountain Resort Municipality status.

“The majority of people who live here are opposed to this project,” Blissett told the crowd. “We have enough ski resorts. We do not need more at this price.” At least one attendee agreed with Blissett that there are already enough ski resorts; a sign in the crowd read “Keep Jumbo wild, ski Kimberley.” Newly elected chief of the St. Mary’s Band Jim Whitehead addressed the size of the crowd, and said the fight to keep Jumbo wild was just beginning. “This speaks for itself as far as the importance of this place, Qat’muk,” Whitehead said. The next performance featured an original song with lyrics including “Let’s keep Jumbo gondola free.” Gerry Wilkie, Area G director for the Regional District of East Kootenay, delivered a speech, thanking the Ktunaxa people for continuing to fight after the RDEK passed on land use decisions for the Jumbo Valley to the province in August, 2009. “Thank you for doing what I am ashamed we could not do back in August 2009,” he said. “We didn’t deliver democracy to the people of the East Kootenay. Today you, the Ktunaxa people, are taking an important stand.” Wildsight executive director John Bergenske said the occasion was a joyous one that united people from different areas of the community. “This is a day for me,

really, of celebration,” he said. “Today I think we go away with a common feeling.” Despite recent decisions to name the Jumbo Glacier Resort a mountain resort municipality, Bergenske said he is confident the Ktunaxa’s voice will be heard. “I have no doubt that there will not be a resort in Jumbo Valley,” he said to loud cheers from the audience. “I’m just so overwhelmed and so happy to see all of us here together. We are all part of this land.” NDP MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall spoke on behalf of MLA for Columbia River Revelstoke Norm Macdonald who was unable to attend. The Jumbo Glacier Resort lies within Macdonald’s riding. Mungall said her party has always been loud and clear in their opposition to the Jumbo Glacier Resort. “We’ve been doing this for 20 years,” she said. “In the Legislature, Norm Macdonald and I have been unwavering.” Mungall said the decision to grant mountain resort municipality status came as a shock to the two opposition MLAs. “We were floored,” she said. “That mountain resort municipality is anything but democratic and therefore has no ability to work in the public interest.” The event finished off with the Sookenai Singers marching the gathered Ktunaxa flag bearers and members out.

generations.” And so the Ktunaxa launched another challenge in their 20-year history of opposing the project. Teneese said the Ktunaxa people have over come enormous challenges to keep their culture alive, and preser ving Qat’muk is an important step for them. “Ktunaxa have been the victim of residential schools, and attempts to systematically destroy our culture and heritage. We had to hide our language, culture and spiritual beliefs away, simply in order to save them,” Teneese said. “We have kept our most precious beliefs a secret, in accordance with our laws and in order to protect and preserve them for future generations of Ktunaxa. “Now, after overcoming these incredible adversities, working to develop our nation,

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Ktunaxa drummers marched with the protest. and getting to a place where we are starting to see some real successes, we are faced with the reality that the B.C. government is once again trying to destroy something vital to who we are as a people,” Teneese said. Even though the

Jumbo Glacier Resort is set to become a municipality in February, 2013, Teneese said the First Nation will continue their fight. “I can tell you with all my conviction, that Ktunaxa will never allow themselves to be damaged as a people,

ever again. Nobody has the right to take away what is rightfully ours. The fight to save Qat’muk is far from over, and it’s long overdue that we start asking harder questions of the BC Government, and challenge their process.”

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KidSport program bumped up by B.C. funds Annalee Grant Townsman Staff

KidSport was a big winner thanks to $2,000 in provincial government funding for sports programs in Cranbrook. The Cranbrook chapter received the funding on November 27 to continue their goal of bene-

fitting local children and promoting physical activity. “The funds allocated from the BC Sport Agency will really help to augment local support for our KidSport chapter,” said Gord Johnston, KidSport committee member.

Johnston said the program aims to give children access to sporting programs that they may not be able to attend for a variety of reasons. “KidSport provides the opportunity for community members that are unable to participate because of financial limita-

tions to register and move on in a variety of sporting activities and programs.” Last year, KidSport Cranbrook used the province’s grant to leverage $7,300 that supported 64 local children. MLA for Kootenay East Bill

Bennett said he is happy to be a part of such a worthwhile program. “Helping kids and families with the opportunity to have fun and learn so many great skills in sport is one of the best parts of my job as MLA,”

Bennett said. “I’m proud of our government for supporting the KidSport organization and for the many great volunteers in our communities who enrich kids through sport.” KidSport opened its

Cranbrook chapter in 2000 and has grown to include 20 local sports organizations. The program has helped over 1,000 children thanks to $100,000 in grant received in its 12-year history.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3750, 2012”. The proposed amendment of the Zoning Bylaw will replace the current zoning of the Canadian Rockies International Airport lands, legally described as Lot A (Formerly Kootenay Indian Reserve No. 1) Kootenay District, Plan NEP 23763, with a new Airport Zone and zoning map. The purpose of the zoning bylaw amendment is to enable expanded opportunities for Airport uses and complementary industrial and commercial development on designated areas of the Airport lands. Additionally, the proposed Airport Zone indicates permitted uses and provides general development regulations with respect to site layout, off-street parking, landscaping and screening. The proposed Airport Zone is indicated on the reference map below.


Cranbrook’s Kiara Ker loves sports and wanted to do something that would allow some of the less fortunate kids in her community to enjoy the benefits of playing a sport. On her 9th birthday, Kiara asked her family and friends to make a donation to Kidsport as their gift to her in lieu of a present. Above Kiara presents Cranbrook Kidsport’s Glen Gill with $250.00 she collected on her birthday. Her thoughtfulness and generosity will enable Kidsport to help some local kids participate in sporting activities they might not otherwise have been able to.

“City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3750, 2012” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from November 20, 2012, to December 10, 2012, inclusive, as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the Municipal Clerk. The Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on December 10th, 2012. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw Amendment may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. Municipal Clerk

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Thai/Burma border, where they had been waiting for over 10 years. Thanks to all of you who have voluntarily contributed hours of support in so many

different ways. Everyone is now settled in to their new homes and feeling well supported by their new volunteer friends. “Thanks again to all

Bergenske, Wildsight seek coal block confirmation Continued from page 1 Wildsight has teamed up with several conservation groups in the country including the Sierra Club BC to urge federal environment Minister Joe Oliver to release documents supporting Wilks’ claims. “What we are seeking is confirmation from the minister that the Dominion Coal Block land in the Flathead are to be

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of you who helped them find and furnish their homes, register them for public school, accompany them to appointments, and visit them in their homes while assisting in learning English!.“We know it has been an exhausting year for volunteers and once again, want to honour those in our small towns who give so much to ensure our new friends feel welcome and supported.” Friends of Burma welcomes new volunteers who would like to help out with daily visits, help with English, help with homework


It has been the best of years in many ways for the Friends of Burma, even while changes in Canada’s refugee policy cause worries. The group, which sponsors refugees from Burma (Myanmar) and the refugee camps along the Thailand Burma border to Canada, had the joy of seeing a family reunited this year. In July, Thaw Thi, who settled in Kimberley with wife August Paw and daughter Hser Dri Htoo five years ago, saw his extended family arrive in Kimberley. Thaw Thi was able to reunite with his parents, brothers and their spouses and children. It

was a joyful moment for the family and for the many volunteers who give their time to help the new arrivals settle in and introduce them to Canada. Shauna Jimenez of Friends of Burma says that without all the hours given by volunteers, the refugees integration into Canadian life would not be so successful. “This is a huge thank you to all the wonderful East Kootenay people who volunteer their time and money to resettle refugees into our small towns. We honour and celebrate the thousands of volunteer hours contributed to settling our 10 newest residents who arrived in July of this year from refugee camps on the


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Open House Draft Sign Bylaw for the City of Cranbrook The City of Cranbrook is considering adopting a new sign bylaw that will regulate the installation of signs within the City.

Specifically, the proposed draft bylaw would replace the current Sign Control By-Law with new and updated regulations for various types of signs. Regulations will include specifications such as sign height, size, placement, content, and setback regulations. In addition to the new regulations, non-mandatory design guidelines to assist applicants with designing, manufacturing and locating new signs are also being proposed. The purpose of the open house is to provide an opportunity to review the draft bylaw and collect feedback. There will be a short presentation at 7:30 p.m. The Open House will be held at: Manual Training School Cranbrook Public Library 1212 2nd Street North, Cranbrook Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Veg, Senior Planner at (250) 489-0241 or Copies of the draft bylaw will be made available at the Open House.

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How I brought WW II to a standstill “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.” “A clear conscience is the sign of a fizzy memory.” Anonymous Unfortunately, most people, including respectable historians, have completely forgotten the fact that I helped (in no small way) to bring World War 11 to an end, unsatisfactory though the final result may have been for some participants. I was merely eleven years old when things began to get really nasty in Europe so I was not able to throw my full weight into the conflict but, by D.Day in 1944, I was a spotty sixteen and learning how to recognize enemy aircraft should they dare to fly overhead and how to fly gliders. I was pitching into the war effort. My father, a manager in the Ministry of Food, had joined the Home Guard and, dressed in badly fitting khaki uniform and armed with a nasty-looking pitch-fork, was patrolling the hills and beaches looking for invasions or enemy spies. He didn’t have much success but, whilst checking out a back road on my bicycle, did have a dangerous run in with a pig and got himself severely mauled by the thorny bush in which he landed.

Meanwhile, I and a few daring friends in The Air Training Corps were cadging flights from maverick New Zealander, Canadian and Aussie pilots, who were perfecting the art of crashing Avro Ansons and other obsolete planes on local aerodromes. I’m not sure how we survived but I was determined to become a fighter pilot; I had already purchased the Brylcreem (a little dab’ll do ya) to slick down my unruly hair in the appropriate Royal Air Force manner. In those war years, we, the hoi polloi, the general populace, were fed drawings of the faces of our enemies, should we unfortunately encounter any of Peter They looked a feroWarland them. cious lot. However, the first one that I and a couple of friends, with the assistance of the local constabulary, collared as he waded ashore, probably from a U-boat, turned out to be the local vicar who had taken his dog for a walk on the beach. Quite honestly, when I did get to travel far afield and visit those who had been our evil foes, I never did see a face as nasty as those government drawings, or as wicked as that of the irate vicar whom I helped to arrest. You see, I, with a staunch, alert gang of comrades, also helped train the Home Guard — without my father’s express permission — by stalking their patrols in the

hills and on the beaches, by sending them very lewd, insulting messages by Morse code, and by making — as the enemy would naturally do in such circumstances — damn nuisances of ourselves. We kept very busy; it was our war effort. Impatiently, I awaited the day when I would come of age and be able to volunteer and thus fly my Spitfire. My father, born in the year 1900, was still not fully eighteen when he enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps and learned to fly Sopwith Pups and Camels but, because his war came to an abrupt stop about the same time, didn’t become a corpse himself, but I wanted none of that nonsense; I wanted to have a go at the enemy, whoever it had become by that time. We, in lieu of real action, went to the pictures (movies) those days and watched newsreels of our ‘boys’ in action. At the same time, we were subjected to films made in Hollywood with Americans, like Errol Flynn and John Wayne showing us how war should be done. We were not impressed and sat in the back row making sarcastic comments in overly loud voices. By the time I’d reached eighteen I was a deadly, but still holstered, weapon, a ticking bomb. I’d volunteered for the R.A.F., the Fleet Air Arm and even the Army (as a glider pilot) but our enemies must have got wind of my imminent arrival in the war in the air and all sensibly surrendered and gone meekly home.

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I should clear up a few points made in an opinion column by Peter Warland, Monday, November 26, in the Daily Townsman. I am Janice Strong, the author of the book (Mountain Footsteps Selected Hikes in the East Kootenay) mentioned in Mr. Warland’s column and it deserves my response. Since the article appeared in the paper, I have once again confirmed that the Teepee Mountain hiking description in my book is correct. One route described in the opinion column seems to have reached the summit from the opposite side of the peak (perhaps from Diorite Creek). Mr. Warland’s alternative route down through a forest of fallen trees isn’t something I would recommend, especially all way down from the Teepee ridge. He juxtaposes following a trail description to his own bushwhacking slogs, but that comparison to my hiking guide book gives a false impression of the material covered in the book. Trail accuracy and keeping my material as current as possible keeps my hiking guidebooks popular with my readers. I always appreciate feedback on my hiking trail descriptions. It is no surprise to local hikers and back road drivers in the East Kootenay that road access and trail conditions are always changing and deteriorating. To keep up with changes I enlist everyone who finds changes while out in the mountains to let me know. Hikers commonly send me emails and I post those notes online in my public road and trail forum on my website www.janicestrong. com. Returning to the content of the column, Peter Warland’s “Brocken Spectres” phenomenon experience while exploring the Teepee Mountain is truly amazing. He is fortunate to witness such natural wonders and by writing about it in his column, it will promote others to explore their own mountain discoveries. Janice Strong Author of Mountain Footsteps: Selected Hikes in the East Kootenay Cranbrook

The bears My heart goes out to the victims of last week’s bear attack. They are very lucky to be alive. I just want to share some advice from some of my own experiences and encounters. Most people are taught to make noise while hiking every now and then, so the bears know you’re coming. In this case, perhaps the better approach would have been not to scream at the bear, but rather to back off. Also, never look a bear in the eye. Once, while out for a day hike a number of years ago up on Bootleg Mountain Road, a friend of mine and I had to do this. We rounded a bend and up ahead was the biggest, meanest black bear I’d ever seen. I said quietly, “We’ll back up quietly — once around the bend and out of sight and with the wind in our favour we’ll run for our bicycles we left in the ditch and we’ll leave.” Lucky for us, we avoided a bear attack. Never wear perfumes and musks when out there. Never go either when menstruating. Bear can smell for long ranges. Travel in twos or threes, and take a cellphone.

My last encounter with a bear was a grizzly, high up on the tarn area of Bootleg Mountain. It came three times during the night and sniffed the tent where I was laying. I heard a rock disturbed on the slide by the lake. Soon, some twigs snapping. Padded feet … then it was there. My instincts kicked in. Don’t move, no noise, hardly breathe. No gun, no bear spray. It was dark out. I had a hatchet. The bear’s nose is the best area to hit hard. Luckily it moved on. I was with three other people that night. We still managed to climb to the top of the ridge the next day. My brother once told me that if a grizzly is mad enough, big enough, one swipe can cut an elk in half. Rhonda (Jackson) Brass Cranbrook

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Memorial Service Many thanks to all the people who made my wonderful brother’s memorial a treasure of beautiful emotions. Seeing all the kids we went to school with was very special. I have always kept a piece of Cranbrook with me where ever I go. My panorama (below) of my favorite view is always in my heart. Thank you so much. Harry Kemball

IH sends official to oversee Summerland care home Canadian Press

PENTICTON, B.C. — The Interior health authority has deployed an official to oversee operations at a private seniors home in Summerland where a 91-year-old man lay gravely ill and alone in his bed for days before he was discovered by a family member. Interior Health announced that a clinical consultant was placed at Summerland Seniors Village this weekend, and will remain there to work with management and staff to improve care. “An overall review of the residential care section of the facility was already underway,’’ Karen Bloemink, regional director of residential services for Interior Health said in a statement.

“However, in light of recent concerns brought to us, we believe additional steps are required and we want to assure residents living at Summerland Seniors Village and their loved ones that we are taking these concerns seriously.’’ Alfredo Bonaldi was absent for lunch and dinner at the communal cafeteria for at least three days, and nobody bothered to check on him. His son-in-law, Gil Inglis, told the Penticton Herald earlier that when Bonaldi didn’t answer telephone calls for several days, the family became concerned. Inglis said he went to the home a week ago to find the elderly man “lying in his own excrement.’’ He was unresponsive and

suffering “a serious infection on one side’’ from having been lying in his bed for so long, Inglis said. He said Bonaldi was rushed to Penticton General Hospital, where he was treated for a kidney ailment and possibly salmonella. Interior Health officials have said an investigation was already under way due to other concerns raised about the privately owned facility. The Bonaldi children said there was an investigation only a few months ago after her mother, a dementia patient, fell and broke her femur in an incident in the bathtub. She fell Aug. 13 and died Aug. 28. That investigation cleared staff of wrongdoing. The Ministry of Health is also

investigating this more recent incident, and an inspector will visit the facility Monday. Summerland Seniors Village, which offers assisted and independent living, is owned by the company Retirement Concepts. The company operates 15 seniors homes in B.C., from Williams Lake to Vancouver Island, as well as one facility in Montreal. This is not the first time the Summerland seniors home has come under scrutiny. In 2006, three staff members resigned when explicit photos of residents were taken with cell phones and circulated. Later that year a care aide worker was dismissed for rough treatment of residents. In 2007 an employee pleaded guilty to stealing and using resident’s credit cards.

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UPCOMING 2012 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Creekside Physiotherapy Clinic. Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society Memory Tree of Love, Tamarack Mall, Dec. 5th to 8th & 12th to 15th. Remember a passed loved one with a snowflake for a donation to Hospice Society. The students of Selkirk Drama Club will present 2 - one act plays at Centre 64, Kimberley, Dec 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm. Dec. 6: Cranbrook Bugle Band Meeting, 7:00 pm at Kootenay Child Development Centre, 16 - 12th Ave. N., Cranbrook. Candlelight Vigil for the Day of Remembrance & Action to End Violence Against Women. Thurs Dec 6, 6:30 pm. Cranbrook Women’s Center Gardens in back yard. 32-13th Ave. S. Cbk. All welcome. December 7-Nativity Viewing Gallery Open today from 2 to 6 p.m. Cranbrook United Church. For a few minutes of Christmas love, be sure to drop in and just enjoy the views and the variety of lovely tributes to the birth of our Lord and Saviour. Dec 8 - 7th annual Christmas Cookie Walk; continuing until our supply is depleted. Fill a container, which will be provided, with home baked cookies for only $10.00. Take the stress out of your holiday baking. Starting 1pm at Cbk United Church, corner of Baker & 12th Ave. S. Saturday Dec. 8/12, 2-9 pm, Kimberley Elks Lodge will host a family Christmas Party. Santa arrives at 4pm, there will be loads of activities and goodie bags for the kids. A gift wrapping table by donation. A photographer on site. 250-427-2343 for more info Book Under Every Tree – until Dec 14th drop off new or gift quality kids/teens/adult books at the Cranbrook Library and other drop off locations in Cranbrook for CBAL’s project which provides books for the Salvation Army Christmas hampers or Angel Tree program. Volunteers needed and fabric donations gratefully received. Call Katherine 250-417-2896 or Dec 9- Intergenerational Christmas Pageant. Christmas Pageant and Advent 2 service will take place in the Social Hall at Cranbrook United Church, 10:00 a.m. Come and join us for this traditional Christmas event; stay for a social visit and birthday cake for Jesus. Kootenay Christian Academy middle school band concert; Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:00pm. KCA Preschool campus (629 6th Street NW) Cost: donation for Christmas hampers. For more info call 250426-0166 Ready to take your family back in time to the first Christmas? Then reserve Saturday Dec 15, 2-5pm for One Starry Night! Free activities for ALL AGES! Knox Church, 2100 - 3rd St. S., Cranbrook. FMI: 250426-7165 December 16-Advent 3 and Special Gift Sunday You are invited to worship with Cranbrook United this Sunday. Many of our congregants bring a small gift for the food bank, or the women’s shelter, or the men’s shelter on this Sunday, to share their love with someone in need at this time of year. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. You are welcome to join us. ONGOING 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 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: 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: 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 The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society seeks volunteers to help us provide services to persons at the end of life and their families. Training is provided. Call 250-417-2019, Toll Free 1-855-417-2019 if interested. Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild hold their meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:15 pm upstairs in Seniors Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. All skill levels welcome. FMI Betty 250489-1498 or June 250-426-8817. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. 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Dynamiters get rough treatment on the road TREVOR CRAWLEY Sports Editor

The Kimberley Dynamiters were swept over the weekend during a road swing that took them through Spokane and Grand Forks. Friday’s affair ended with a line brawl and goalie fight on Friday in Spokane, which included both goaltenders, as Jeremy Mousseau and Julian DiFilippo left the crease to meet at centre ice. The Braves ended the penalty-riddled game with a 6-2 victory, as Spokane scored three goals in the second period in their march to the win. Spokane had a strong first period, with an early power play goal from Kurtis Redding and a late marker from Matt Thurston. However, the second frame broke the contest open.

The Nitros had trouble staying out of the box, serving six two-minute minor and two five-minute major penalties, while Spokane only served two two-minute minors. The Braves lit the goal lamp just before the halfway mark, as Redding scored his second of the night, but the Nitros responded two minutes later, when the newly acquired Tre Mason put his team on the board. Kimberley pulled within a goal on the man advantage roughly two minutes later, on an effort from Corson Johnstone. However, the Braves pulled ahead with a three-goal lead on a pair of power play markers. Brycen Fisher made it 4-2 with six minutes left in the period and Kyle Davis added to the lead a minute later. The third period was ugly, with five fights— one early in the frame, while four occurred in a

line brawl in the last minute. Spokane also added their final goal within the last two minutes from Austin Gabriel. The Nitros were outshot in every period, as Mousseau faced an astounding 61 shots, while the Dynamiters put 31 pucks on DiFilippo. The Nitros capitalized once in 15 powerplay opportunities, while the Braves were good three times in nine chances on the man-advantage. The Dynamiters continued their trip Saturday night by crossing the border and heading into Grand Forks, falling short in a comeback effort to the Bruins. The two teams were tied after the first two periods, but the Bruins scored the go-ahead goal in the final frame to edge the Nitros for the win. Kimberley opened the scoring, four minutes in on a goal from Taylor McDowell, but Chase Anchikoski answered near the halfway mark. Matt Gann scored two minutes later to restore the Nitros’ lead, but Grand Forks tied it up on the man advantage in the final minute from Connor Bowen. The two teams traded goals in the second period, when the Bruins pulled ahead from another goal from Bowen, while Eric Buckley responded for the Nitros. Grand Forks took the lead again early in the final period on a third power play marker from Bowen, who completed his hat trick, and Connor Gross added an insurance goal a few minutes later. Aaron Shubert responded for the Dynamiters with three minutes remaining in the game, but fell short of a comeback by the time the buzzer sounded. Bryce Halverson made 31 saves for Kimberley, while Dominic Stadnyk stopped 37 shots on the other end of the rink. Kimberley was denied on all three power play opportunities, while Grand Forks was good for two goals in seven chances.



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Ice crushed in Alberta road trip TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

It was a tough weekend for the Ice as they toured through Alberta and lost to two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. After defeating the Oil Kings in a shootout last week, the Ice went up to Edmonton for a rematch and lost 2-0 on Friday, which was followed up by a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Hitmen on Sunday. Calgary’s win ties the club with Edmonton for second place honours in the Eastern Conference, while the Ice sit at the bottom, six points behind the nearest opponent. The Oil Kings outshot the Ice in all three periods during their march to a shutout victory on Friday evening at Rexall Place. Mackenzie Skapski manned the crease for Kootenay, making 42 saves, while Tristan Jarry stood in goal across the rink, turning

away 20 shots for Edmonton. T.J. Foster took an early lead for the Oil Kings, when he took a pass from teammate Michael St. Croix, who recollected the puck after a failed wrap around attempt. Henrik Samuelsson doubled the lead in the second period, when the Phoenix Coyotes draft pick slipped a backhand along the ice through Skapski’s fivehole on a breakaway. The two teams held each other scoreless after that, and special teams was kept to a minimum, with no penalties for either side in the final frame. Kootenay failed to convert on three powerplay opportunities, while Edmonton didn’t get a chance with the man advantage. Both teams are even in the season series now, as Kootenay and Edmonton each have two wins against each other in four games. The Ice headed to

Calgary following Friday’s game for a matinee matchup against the Hitmen on Sunday afternoon, dropping 4-1 decision to their hosts. Calgary had a 2-1 lead going into the final period, but a pair of power play goals from Greg Chase sealed the the Ice’s fate and stalled a comeback.

Ukranian import Pavlo Padakin opened the scoring with six minutes remaining in the opening period, which triggered a torrential rain of stuffed animals out onto the ice for Teddy Bear Toss Night. The two teams

agreed to hold an intermission while the Hitmen staff cleared the surface of teddies and zambonied the ice. Afterwards, they came out and finished the first period on clean ice and had a quick two-minute break before starting up the second frame. Calgary doubled the lead on an effort from Alex Roach, who picked up a rebound off a breakaway from teammate Brooks Macek. However, the Ice responded late in the period on a power play, when Brock Montgomery collected a rebound from Sam Reinhart for his 12th goal of the season. Montgomery got in his first game after missing the last five with an upper body injury. The Hitmen pulled ahead in the final period, as Greg Chase scored a pair of power play markers to seal up the win. The third period also featured a spirited exchange of fists between

former Ice teammates Jagger Dirk and Brendan Hurley, that followed a second period tilt between Mike Simpson and Jaynen Rissling. Montgomery’s goal was the only reward the team got on eight power play opportunities, while the Hitmen drew blood twice in three chances. Skapski made 25 saves while Chris Driedger made 18 saves in net for Calgary. The Hitmen will follow the Ice back to Cranbrook for a game on Tuesday night at Western Financial Place. ICE NOTES: The Ice recently raised $2,200 for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health by auctioning off game sticks used in the warm up and first period during the affair against the Edmonton Oil Kings last Wednesday at Western Financial Place. Rookie Collin Shirley had the highest bid on his stick, which went for $300.

Lawton, Stoughton win Canada Cup C ANADIAN PRESS

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Jeff Stoughton defeated world champion Glenn Howard 4-3 on Sunday in the men’s final of the Capital One Canada Cup of Curling, while Stefanie Lawton won the women’s title. Stoughton and Lawton each scored in the 10th end to secure a spot at next year’s Olympic qualifying tournament. “It’s been a tough grind this week. I’m really proud of the guys, and I think it’s going to hit us in the next week that we finally did it, and we don’t have to worry about anything at all for the rest of the year,’’ Stoughton said of his Winnipeg rink. “Of course we want to go back to the Brier, but I think it will be a little less stressful.’’ Lawton _ whose Saskatoon rink included Marliese Kasner, Sherri Singler and Sherry Anderson _ won 6-4 over a Jennifer Jones team that was being skipped by

Kaitlyn Lawes. Stoughton, meanwhile, was joined by Jon Mead, Reid Carruthers and Mark Nichols in taking out Howard’s foursome from Coldwater, Ont. “We had our chances,’’ said Howard, whose rink included of Craig Savill, Brent Laing and Wayne Middaugh. “Mark had two great tick shots in ten, and that makes it tough for us. But it was a good game, and I’m proud of the boys.’’ The men’s and women’s champions receive one of the six automatic qualification spots for the Roar of the Rings next December in Winnipeg _ the tournament that will determine Canada’s entries at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. “It’s huge,’’ Lawton said clinching a spot. “You count points all year — the last couple of years — to get that berth. We don’t have to worry about counting points, and where you’re rank-

ing ... For sure, that feels really good.’’ Lawes, meanwhile, is handling skip duties for Jones’ Winnipeg rink after she gave birth to a baby girl two weeks ago and is also recovering

from knee surgery. Lawes’ team includes Dawn Askin, Jill Officer and Kirsten Wall. “It was an interesting year for us,’’ Lawes said. “Definitely learned a lot and we had a wonderful

time playing with Kirsten. It would have been nice to finish it off with her, but we’re happy with our week at the Canada Cup. To make the final is really satisfying.’’

Kansas City Chiefs rocked by player’s murder-suicide DAVE SKRE T TA Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early to put final touches on this weekend’s gameplan. Then they got a call to hurry to the parking lot. The two men rushed through the glass doors of Chiefs headquarters and came face-to-face with linebacker Jovan Belcher, holding a handgun to his head.

Belcher had already killed his girlfriend and sped the short distance to Arrowhead Stadium, right past a security checkpoint guarding the entrance. Upon finding his bosses, Belcher thanked general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel for giving him a chance in the NFL. Then he turned away and pulled the trigger. The murder-suicide shocked a franchise that has been dealing with controversies now made trivial by comparison:

eight consecutive losses, injuries too numerous to count, discontent among fans and the prospect that Pioli and Crennel could be fired at season’s end. Authorities did not release a possible motive while piecing together the case, other than to note that Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had been arguing frequently. The two of them left behind a 3-month-old girl. She was being cared for by family.

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This morning at an event in the Lower Mainland, the B.C. government, police and ICBC marked the 35th anniversary of the CounterAttack program with the launch of the December impaired driving campaign.

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In 1976, the year before CounterAttack roadchecks started, more than 300 people were killed in impaired related crashes every year in our province. While attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed considerably since then, an average of 113 lives are still lost each year and impaired driving remains the second leading cause of car

“The CounterAttack program is a remarkable initiative that has helped save countless lives, but we still have work to do,” said Mary Polak, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The reality is 31 per cent of fatal crashes that occur every year in B.C. involve impaired driving. These are tragedies we can all help to prevent – when you celebrate

impaired, you will be caught and you will face severe consequences.”

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this holiday season with your family and friends, make sure you plan ahead for a safe ride home.” “Recent, promising research shows most B.C. drivers are taking our impaired driving law seriously, and that it has helped to save more than 100 lives in the last two years,” said Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. “But some drivers remain undeterred – so strategic enforcement efforts, including seasonal CounterAttack campaigns, remain critical to further our goals of reducing fatalities and creating safer roads and communities.” If your festivities involve alcohol, arrange for a designated driver

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“We don’t want to see another family suffer the tragic loss of a loved one at the hand of an impaired driver. This is why our dedicated officers will be out in full force during the holidays conducting CounterAttack roadchecks across the province,” said Chief Constable Jamie Graham, Victoria Police and Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee. “If you choose to drive





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or use other safe options to get home safely — call a taxi, take transit or call a sober friend. Another option is Operation Red Nose, a volunteer service in 13 host communities across B.C. that provides safe rides home for drivers and their passengers.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays with their family and friends, so make sure you plan ahead for a safe ride home,” said John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety. “Share the responsibility of being the designated driver this holiday season. If it’s your turn, be true to your commitment – your friends and family are counting on it.”

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On average, 36 people are killed each year in the Southern Interior in impaired-related crashes. On average, 21 people are killed each year on Vancouver Island in impaired-related crashes. *Annual averages from 2007-2011 police-reported data. Impaireddriving related data includes alcohol, illegal drugs and medicine.

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ARRIVE ALIVE & SAFE Designated drivers get you home with care Let’s hear it for designated drivers! Those unsung heroes who choose not to drink so they can get their friends home safely.

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Recently we asked the public what it takes to be a designated driver. Many people told us that the least drunk person often becomes the designated driver by default. Unfortunately, it’s this type of thinking plus a lack of planning that leads to impaired driving crashes on our roads. In fact, the only time to decide how to get home safely is before you start drinking. Otherwise, it’s too late. That’s why we’re reminding everyone to designate a driver before your first round of drinks arrives.

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1 litre

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Orange or lemon twists

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Supplies: Large saucepan, mugs, electric beaters (optional). Mixing: In saucepan, beat butter and sugar into a creamy consistency. Blend in spices. Add hot coffee and stir until sugar melts. Stir in milk and heat just to boiling. Pour into heated mugs and garnish with orange or lemon twists. (Serves 6)

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The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of cheering supporters at a rally celebrating his peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new acceptance to the United Nations. An Israeli decision to cut off a cash transfer to the financially troubled Palestinian Authority, following an earlier decision to build thousands of new homes in Jewish settlements, failed to put a damper on the celebrations. But Palestinian officials acknowledged they were undecided on what to do with their newfound status, and were waiting for upcoming Israeli elections and new ideas from President Barack Obama before deciding how to proceed. Outside the headquarters of President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, some 5,000 people thronged a square, hoisted Palestinian flags and cheered their leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return from New York. Large posters of the Palestinian leader, whose popularity had plummeted in recent months, adorned nearby buildings. ``We now have a state,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Abbas said to wild applause. ``The world has said loudly, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yes to the state of Palestine.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The United Nations General

Assembly last week overwhelmingly endorsed an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in the 1967 war. The move to upgrade the Palestinians to a nonmember observer state does not change much on the ground, but it carries deep potential significance. The vote amounted to an international endorsement of the Palestinian position on future border arrangements with Israel and an overwhelming condemnation of Israeli settlements in the areas claimed by the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects a return to Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1967 lines. Israel remains in control in parts of the West Bank and considers east Jerusalem, the Palestiniansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hoped-for capital, an integral part of its capital. Israel also continues to restrict access to Gaza. Israel withdrew seven years ago from the coastal strip, and it is now ruled by Hamas Islamic militants who regularly fire rockets at Israel. Israel, backed by the U.S., campaigned strongly against the statehood measure, accusing the Palestinians of trying to bypass direct peace negotiations, which it said were the only viable path to a Palestinian state. The Israeli lobbying efforts

failed miserably. Just eight other countries â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201D; voted with Israel, and even its closest allies in Europe, including Germany, Italy, France and Britain, either abstained or voted with the Palestinians. Israel responded strongly and swiftly. The following day, it said it would start drawing up plans to build thousands of settlement homes, including the first-ever development on a crucial corridor east of Jerusalem. Although the project is likely years away, if it happens at all, the announcement struck a defiant tone. Building in the area, known as E1, would sever the link between the West Bank and east Jerusalem, the sector of the holy city the Palestinians claim for a future capital, and cut off the northern part of the West Bank form its southern flank. The Palestinians claim such a scenario would essentially kill any hope for the creation of a viable state. The U.S., Britain, France and other European states all denounced the plan. On Sunday, the Israeli government delivered another blow, saying it would withhold more than $100 million in funds it transfers to the Palestinians each month. Instead, it said the money _ taxes and customs duties that Israel collects on behalf of the

Palestinians _ would be used to pay off its debts to Israeli companies, including $200 million owed to the state-run Israel Electric Corp., government officials said. The monthly transfers are crucial for the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority to pay salaries to its tens of thousands of civil servants and security forces. Israel has taken similar measures in the past before eventually releasing the money. Half a million settlers live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The ongoing growth of the settlements is at the heart of the current impasse in peace efforts. The Palestinians view continued settlement expansion as a show of bad faith and refuse to return to negotiations unless construction is frozen. The Palestinians have signalled that they may use their upgraded status to join the International Criminal Court and pursue war crimes charges against Israel. But officials say any decision to seek membership in the ICC is likely months away. Palestinian officials said little was expected to change until Israel holds parliamentary elections on Jan. 22. Public opinion polls suggest Netanyahu is likely to win re-election at the head of a hardline coalition.

Murder suicide involving Kansas City Chiefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Belcher stuns team as police piece together case Dave Skre t ta Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early to put final touches on this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gameplan. Then they got a call to hurry to the parking lot. The two men rushed through the glass doors of Chiefs headquarters and came face-to-face with linebacker Jovan Belcher, holding a handgun to his head. Belcher had already killed his girlfriend and sped the short distance to Arrowhead Stadium, right past a security checkpoint guarding the entrance. Upon finding his bosses, Belcher thanked general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel for giving him a chance in the NFL. Then he turned away and pulled the trigger. The murder-suicide shocked a franchise that has been dealing with controversies now made trivial by comparison: eight consecutive losses, injuries too numerous to count, discontent among fans and the prospect that Pioli

and Crennel could be fired at seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. Authorities did not release a possible motive while piecing together the case, other than to note that Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, had been arguing frequently. The two of them left behind a 3-month-old girl. She was being cared for by family. The Chiefs issued a statement that said their game Sunday afternoon against the Carolina Panthers would go on as scheduled, even as the franchise tried to come to grips with the awfulness of Belcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Then on Sunday, the Chiefs played their finest game of the season and beat Carolina 2721. The 25-year-old Belcher was from West Babylon, N.Y., and played college football at Maine. He signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, made the team and hung around the past four years, eventually moving into the starting lineup. He played in all 11 games this season. The drama unfolded early Saturday when authorities received a call from a woman

who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles from the Arrowhead complex. The call came from Belcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, who referred to the victim as her daughter. ``She treated Kasandra like a daughter,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said, adding that the woman had recently moved in with the couple, ``probably to help out with the baby.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Police then got a phone call from the Chiefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; training facility, and Belcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description matched the suspect description from the initial address. Snapp said officers pulled into the practice facility parking lot in a matter of minutes, in time to witness the suicide. ``Pioli and Crennel and another coach or employee was standing outside and appeared to be talking to him,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Snapp said. ``The suspect began to walk in the opposite direction of the coaches and the officers and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when they heard the gunshot. It appears he took his own life.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The coaches told police they never felt in any danger. Belcher is the latest among several players and NFL retir-

ees to die from self-inflicted gunshot wounds during the past few years. The death of star linebacker Junior Seau, who shot himself in the chest in at his California home last May, sent shockwaves around the league. Seauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, like those of other suicide victims, donated his brain tissue to medical authorities to determine if head injuries he sustained playing football might be linked to his death. That report has not been released, although an autopsy showed no underlying hemorrhaging or bruises on Seauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brain. Belcher did not have an extensive injury history, though he was listed as having a head injury on a report from Nov. 11, 2009. Belcher played four days later against the Oakland Raiders. Earlier this year, the NFL provided a grant to help establish an independently operated phone service that connects players, coaches, team officials and other staff with counsellors trained to work through personal and emotional crises. The NFL Life Line is available 24 hours a day.

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