The Marysville PAC’s annual trade and craft fair was a big success.
Students in the SD6 International Program introduce themselves to their temporary hometown.
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Phase I of the flume project will be completely wrapped up by the end of the year, says Kimberley Mayor
Ron McRae. The contractor, Copcan, is currently finishing off both ends of the final piece of phase I, taking the rebuilt river bed up to just below BJ’s Restaurant.
McRae says the last thing the contractor will do this year is create the transition from the finished to unfinished portions of the flume. A house was removed just across from BJ’s which will
allow for widening of the creek bed to the bridge over Wallinger Ave. However, the bridge itself belongs to the Ministry of Transportation, not the City. “Once we are done this
part, we will be finished with half the concrete portion of the flume,” he said. “But the flume project is not just the replacement of the cement, but the piece above it too.” That portion will be dealt
with in the third phase. Creek water is currently bypassing the project through pipes, but will be allowed to flow through the new creek bed by the end of the year, McRae said.
Season of giving
Selkirk ready to launch Food Bank drive
$2 buys the chance for a great prize and a Christmas hamper for the Food Bank C AROLYN GR ANT firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, Kimberley residents give generously to the Helping Hands Food Bank to support their Christmas hamper campaign. A big part of that effort every year comes from Selkirk Secondary. Students at Selkirk raise thousands every December to assist the Food Bank in making sure everyone in Kimberley has a Christmas dinner. Last year, $7000 was raised. This year, Principal Cling Dolgopol is challenging students to do a little better than that. He’d like to see the students raise $8000, and the route to that number is having every student sell at least one book of tickets. The ticket cost is $2 — a small price for the
chance to win either $1000, $500 or $250. The winning tickets will be drawn on December 21, 2012 at the schools Christmas assembly. For further incentive, students can win prizes for selling tickets. The student who sells the first, second and third place tickets will each receive prizes. The top selling class will get a pizza party and the next two top selling classes will receive donuts and treats from Tim Hortons for the entire class. The Food Bank donated 192 Christmas Hampers in 2011 to families in our community and we raised close to $7000 to assist in the donated Christmas Hampers. Christmas Hampers last year cost $32,000 and the entire cost was covered by fundraising through the community including Selkirk. The Food Bank is currently receiving Carolyn Grant photo many applications and the need is 7 per cent Selkirk Secondary’s student council asks all Kimberley residents to support their Food Bank Fund Raiser and purchase4 a $2 greater compared to ticket when students come to your door. A top prize of $1000 is available for the winning ticket holder. Above the Sttudent council and in the window the three top ticket sellers so far, Chelsea Blake, Josh Singbeil and Celina Dovell. previous years.
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Organization holding 2nd annual candlelighting, part of global event Barry Coulter
An international organization is creating a worldwide wave of light on Sunday, Dec. 9, in memory of children who have died, of any age and of any cause. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelighting takes place at 7 p.m., and the Cranbrook chapter of Compassionate Friends is taking part. This will be the Cranbrook Chapter’s second year of participation. It is the 16th year for the candlelighting worldwide. The Compassionate Friends is an international, volunteer, self-
help organization offering friendship, understanding, a place to grieve and a place to find hope and help from those who have walked the path of bereavement before. The Worldwide Candle Lighting is believed to be the largest mass candlelighting on the globe. It creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remem-
brance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten. The event honours their memory in a way that transcends ethnic, cultural, religious and political boundaries. In Cranbrook, the Compassionate Friends Candlelighting takes place at Rotary Park, Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. The vigil is for parents, grandparents, siblings, family, friends and general public. Participants are asked to gather at 6:30 p.m., and to dress warmly. If you wish to attend, and want to light a candle for your child,
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Show us the paperwork, Wildsight says Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff
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Theatre fans are reminded that Selkirk’s Drama class presents their evening of one-act plays this week. On December 6 and 7, 2012 at Centre 64, the students will present A Midsummer’s Feast, a farce written by teacher Emilio Regina, and Closure, also written by their teacher. Half the proceeds from the two evenings will go to Jenna Homeniuk and her family. Above, the students rehearse Closure.
Hellos from international students The last of Kimberley’s international students introduce themselves. My name is Phillip. I’m from a village in Germany. I’m a grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English and PE. I want to learn English well because I want to go to a university in Germany. I choose to come to Kimberley because of skiing, learning English and for the famous activities like football, baseball and ice hockey. Thanks for welcoming me into your community. My name is Ernesto and I am from Puebla Mexico. I am in grade 10 at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English and Physical Education. I want to learn English and do a lot of exercise. I want to be a very good architect in Mexico. My name is Ann-Christin. I am from a small town in
Germany. I am a Grade 11 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are Math and PE. I want to learn as much English as I can because I like the language. I chose to come to Kimberley because a friend was here two years ago and told me that this is a nice place. It is a really nice city and Canada is a really nice country. My name is Arturo. I am from a big city in Mexico. I am a grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are English and Physical Education. I want to speak English so I can become and International businessman. I chose Kimberley because I want to ski. Thank you. My name is Jan. I’m from Cologne, a one million person city in Germany. I am a grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subjects are chemistry and math. I chose to come to Kimberley because it is a small town with a ski resort. While I’m here I’ll try to improve my
English as much as possible. My name is Isabell. I am from a small town in Germany. I am a Grade 11 student at Selkirk. My favourite subjects are English and Math. I chose Kimberley because it is a small, friendly town with big mountains. I want to meet new people and learn English. English is an important language which I can use a lot in the future. Thank you for welcoming me into your community. My name is Franco. I come from Mexico. I’m in Selkirk Secondary School and I’m going to grade 9. My favourite subjects are biology and chemistry. I chose to come to Kimberley because it is a place with beautiful landscapes. I’m really looking forward to skiing. I’m really excited to be here. Thank you for your time. My name is Samuel. I am from a village in Germany. I am a grade 10 student at Selkirk Secondary School. My favourite subject is Physical Ed-
ucation and I’d like to improve my English skills. I decided to come to Kimberley because I really like the nature and snowboarding! I’m really looking forward to getting to know the Canadian students and the Canadian lifestyle. My name is Svenja. I am 15 years old and I’m from a big city near Frankfurt in Germany. I am currently in Grade 10 and go to school at Selkirk Secondary School in Kimberley. I will stay here for 10 months, until the end of June. My favourite subjects so far are Forensics and PE. I came to Canada because I wanted to see things from a different side of view and to make new experiences. I don’t really know yet what I want to with my life after I graduate so I thought maybe an exchange year would help me. I have been here for over 2 months now and I think I can already say it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Thanks so much for welcoming me in your community.
The 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 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. But 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. 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 protected in line with the province’s ban on mining and oil and gas,” Bergenske said. “I’m not arguing with MP Wilks that that’s what he believes is the case.” Teck Coal has interests in the area, but told the Townsman last week that they had no interest in Lot 82 at this time, but would instead be pursuing Lot 73 to the North near their Marten Wheeler property. Bergenske said he was aware Teck was part of the process when the Flathead protection area was being looked into, but he worries about future development and other investors. The groups have asked for a meeting with Oliver to discuss their concerns. He has yet to publicly reply to their request.
Audit gives top grade to Rocky Mountain District Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff
The Rocky Mountain Forest District got an A+ in a recent audit of forest planning, silverculture, fire protection, harvesting and road activities. The district stretches from Cranbrook to Invermere and includes the Columbia and Kootenay rivers and local lakes and smaller rivers. The audit was conducted by the Forest Practices Board to review BC Timber Sales operations in the area. “In particular, the BCTS and its timber sale licence holders’ activities in the Mark
Creek Community Watershed were well done,” said board chair Al Gorley. “Roads and bridges were well constructed and special care was taken to manage potential sediment sources to streams. The board acknowledges their efforts.” The audit was conducted based on information compiled between August 2010 to August 2012 when about 450,000 cubic metres of timber were harvested. One cubic metre of timber is about one telephone pole. See Page 5
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School days through history Legacy project draws on memories of past East Kootenay students, teachers and parents Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff
Do you have old class photos lying around? A school pin? A story about getting an education in the East Kootenay? If so, coordinators of a special history project would like to hear from you. Since May, the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History and School District #5 have been working to collect the history of education in the East Kootenay. Now, the project – dubbed “A Legacy of Learning” – is gearing up, and the Basin Institute’s executive director Derryll White is asking folks to sort through the boxes in their attic, and dredge out the memory banks, to see if you have something to contribute. “Education history is really ephemeral. It just disappears and no
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Derryll White, Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History, is collecting class photos, stories and memorabilia from school days throughout history for A Legacy of Learning.
one is collecting it,” said White. “It’s a part of history that everyone can share – it’s a common experience, everybody went to school.” He said the institute will not keep your photos or memorabilia. Rather, project coordinators simply want to scan photos and take snapshots of memorabilia, then return it to its owner.
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“We have agreed to locate, collect, scan and return all photographs, documents, publications, crests and other memorabilia relating to school events, staff and students,” said White. The project was born from a conversation between White and School District 5 trustee Chris Johns, who is also a long-time Cranbrook educator. “We started talking about the possibilities and catching all of that material before it is lost forever,” said Johns. “Schools close, schools burn down. There are all sorts of things we have lost and will never be able to recover.” The project started small, Johns went on, but grew once the school district board entered into a partnership with the institute. Last month, the B.C. government pledged almost $45,000 to the institute, so it could hire four people full time for 27 weeks to carry out the bulk of the project work. “We are expecting to get inundated with memorabilia from the community, from schools, from people’s basements and attics,” said Johns. “A Legacy of Learning” covers schools in what used to be School
Districts 1 and 2, amalgamated as School District 5 in the late 1990s. That includes 20 communities – not only Cranbrook, Fernie, Elkford and Sparwood but also communities such as Moyie, Lumberton, Fort Steele, Wardner, Baynes Lake, Elko, Hosmer and Grasmere, which no longer have schools but used to. There was even a school in Gold Creek at Letcher’s Camp that the institute didn’t even know about until the project began. “Education was about building a community. Schools were used for political meetings, community events. They served the community,” said White. During the world wars and the depression, schools helped the community plant Victory Gardens, where children learnt how to grow their own produce. Schools are a huge part of the fabric of the community, White went on. “We want to look at what education has done for this part of the East Kootenay,” he said. Stories and photos gathered in the project will teach lessons about how communities became what they are today, White said. He
expects to learn the story of teaching in the region – especially for women, who once couldn’t work after marriage. He hopes to hear stories about what young people used their education to do in later life and how the community helped foster that path. Already, parallels are popping up between schools in history and schools today. White has seen photos of Cranbrook rallying to have Mount Baker Secondary School built in the late-1940s. Students marched carrying banners; the entire community was invested in seeing the high school brought to life. Johns, who is today the chair of the committee to replace that very school, said he paid close attention to that history, “I have definitely seen the parallels,” said Johns. “I’m looking at that and thinking, I wonder if we can use some of this experience and lobby even harder than we have been to get that replacement. Seeing those old pictures of Mount Baker, people are quite excited about it.” But it’s not just those big stories the project is hoping to draw out. Everyone who grew up here has recollections
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Muriel Baxter and Amy Woodland (right), both Cranbrook teachers, June 1943.
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Derryll White shows an old Mount Baker Secondary School ring, part of the collection in A Legacy of Learning. of their school days, and it’s hard to know what we will learn once those stories are collected as one. “It’s something everybody can relate to,” said White. “It’s a very common story that none of us pay attention to. We don’t think about how our school
years formulated what we do.” If you would like to submit items to A Legacy of Learning, you can either go through a local school, or contact the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History at 250-489-9150, email email@example.com.
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KIMBERLEY NEWS Newspaper December 5, 1953 Members Must Attend Council Meetings As a result of the poorly attended Student Council meetings the Council has decided to take action. In order to carry on effective meetings, every class and club member must attend these meetings. The president pointed out that the constitution states that a member must not miss more than two meetings or they will be dismissed from the Council. At a meeting immediately prior to the Student Council meeting, Mr. Young stated that the Grade Nine’s will definitely attend the senior party in December. He said that there are close to 400 Juniors and this would crowd the junior dance immensely. The Constitution is now being revised and will include many new points which have arisen. A discussion was held on the possibilities of the Council procuring an Alumni book. This matter was not settled but will be at the next council meeting.
Student Council Grants $35 To Journalism Club
The meeting held on Tuesday, November 24, in the Student Council room was a success for Journalism Club. The Council granted the Journalism Club $35 for paper for the Christmas issue of the Green and Gold. Chris Sorensen received his block K, athletic and scholarship awards. Reports were given on the Social council, Athletic Council, Drama Club, Prefects and House Captains gave a summary, and stated that they were very disappointed in the houses. A report
from Ray Turner of the Drama Club stated that they wanted a loan of the records for the dance on Friday. The president of the curling club stated that they were going to hold a bonspiel for all the rinks before Christmas, and it was to be held in Kimberley. A discussion on the new trophy case took place. President Pat Ratcliffe asked for volunteers for cleaning the cups and the shelves before they are put into place. The senior students are to do the arranging of the cups.
Third Assembly Awards for Citizenship Scholarships were presented by Mr. Young at the assembly held on November 20th in the auditorium. Since there were no inter-house sports last year there were no athletic awards. The crests were awarded as follows: Grade 7 Scholarship – Joyce Barber, Carole Ann McGraw, runner-up; Michael Campbell, Robert Fabro, runner-up. Citizenship – Mildred Wilcox, Joyce Barber, runner-up; Michael Campbell, Robert Fabro, runner-up. Grade 8 Scholarship – Deanna Malmstrom, Jean Joe and Mary Alessio, runners-up; Dennis Williams, John Hulland, runner-up. Citizenship – Mary Alessio, Judy Holdsworth, runner-up; Jim Cox, Geoff Nagle, runner-up. Grade 9 Scholarship – Carolyn Whitehead, Josie Krottner, runner-up; Barry Hagen, Doug Whitford, runner-up. Citizenship – Marianne Sahlin, June Hougland, runner-up; Barry Hagen, Doug Whitford, runner-up Block K’s awarded to Marianne Sahlin and Bill Langlands. Grade 10 Scholarship – Lynn Oliver, Joan Miller, runner-up; Ray Turner, Ray Ohnstad, runner-up.
Successful Trade and Craft Fair. The Marysville School Parent Advisory Council is pleased to report that their 5th Annual Trade and Craft Fair that took place on November 17th was an enormous success. Over 430 adults came through the doors to shop and browse the booths of 31 vendors. The event was made possible thanks to the many dedicated parents and students, the staff of Marysville School, the maintenance staff for SD6, the vendors that booked tables as well as made generous donations of fabulous door prizes, the members of the Dynamiters Hockey team and of course the incredible support of our community! The money that was raised will be used to support literacy programs in the school.
Cranbrook Chamber wades into sign bylaw debate Annalee Grant Townsman Staff
The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce has formed an ad-hoc committee to look at Cranbrook City Council’s proposed changes to the sign bylaw ahead of a public consultation session Wednesday. The Chamber Sign Bylaw Committee met for the first time on Friday, November 30 after concerns were brought up over the city’s new draft sign bylaw that came before council for first reading at the November 19 regular meeting. Jason Wheeldon, chair of the committee, said it’s important that business owners not jump to conclusions with the proposed bylaw, because it is merely out for public consultation at this point. “They’re floating it, it’s not set in stone. They’re looking for public input,” Wheeldon said. The Chamber has however had a number of concerns brought up by its members, and the committee is currently
in the process of compiling that information to bring before council as a delegation. Wheeldon said the Chamber has looked through the sign bylaw, and they are trying to get as much feedback from their members as they can. “We have identified a few areas that we would like to have some further discussions about,” he said. “We want to make sure that we engage our members.” Already the proposed sign bylaw has been a hot button issue in the city, but Wheeldon stresses that nothing has become bylaw yet. “There’s a lot of confusion,” he said. The new bylaw allows for seven new sign types and changes the
height and size requirements for signs. For instance, freestanding signs will only be allowed to be six metres tall, down from 10.6 metres tall, if the new bylaw is approved. This rule is designed to reduce clutter on the skyline through Cranbrook and improve viewscapes. A number of signs that exist in Cranbrook at the moment are slated to be prohibited under the new bylaw. Most notably, these include “day-glo”, fluorescent, and luminous signs, as well as sandwich board signs. But any existing signs will be exempt from the new rules if the bylaw passes as is; however new and renovated signs will be subject to any bylaw changes.
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Putin pimps his Russian ride I think we have known each nese Communist Party, pubother long enough, loyal read- lished a story congratulating ers, where you know who my Kim Jung Un on his accomfavourite dictator is. plishment. I bet they’re blushYes, I flirted briefly with Kim ing now. That’s why they call it Jung Il — how couldn’t you just red China. Thank you, I’ll be love him to bits with his chub- here all week. by cheeks and personal brand In any event, the photo acof megalomania? We’re com- companying the Onion article ing up on the anniversary of was of Kim Jung Un on a horse. the beloved And that’s what leader’s death got my dander this month up. and I’m pretty There’s only sure his son one dictator that Kim Jung Un can sit a horse Carolyn will mark the with the proper Grant occasion well. macho attitude By the way, and that’s Vladithe U.S. satire newspaper the mir Putin, my favourite dictaOnion recently announced tor. Putin owns the rights to they had chosen Kim Jung Un sitting atop a horse surveying as the Sexiest Man Alive for his domain. Although at least 2012. The Onion says, and I Kim Jung Un spared us the bare quote, “With his devastatingly chest (thankfully). handsome, round face, his But speaking of Putin and boyish charm, and his strong, horses, the Russian icon of all sturdy frame, this Pyong- that is manly will be harnessing yang-bred heartthrob is every a bit of extra horsepower this woman’s dream come true. Christmas, in the form of his Blessed with an air of power new, Russian-built limousine. that masks an unmistakable Note: Russian built except for cute, cuddly side, Kim made the engine and transmission this newspaper’s editorial which were built in the United board swoon with his impecca- States. ble fashion sense, chic short This all part of a Putin-led hairstyle, and, of course, that Made in Russia campaign famous smile.” where the President then Heh. That’s pretty good. So Prime Minister then President good in fact, that the People’s for Life has suggested his peoDaily, the website for the Chi- ple opt for Russian made prod-
Putin’s new ZiL: The T-90 tank of limosine-class automobiles. ucts (except for engines and transmissions). Putin’s new wheels were made by the same company that used to produce limos for the Soviet dictators — ZiL. And ZiL has pimped Putin’s ride to the extent that he will be the envy of every dictator — which is quite an accomplishment since ZiL has been out of business for 20 years. In any event, Putin’s got his limo. It weighs 3.5 tonnes, so I’m not going to lie to you and say it corners well. Nor will I make the error of claiming superior gas mileage. And while Putin may be justifiably proud of his new wheels, I can’t claim definitive-
ly that it’s a handsome vehicle. It has a certain boxy charm, I guess. In fact, one could probably trace its Russian roots back to the T series tanks produced in WW 2. It has that particular brute force look so favoured by strongmen. But inside it’s every dictator’s dream with a retractable throne... er, seat that folds out at the push of a button, along with lush upholstery and wood accents. Built in bar — all the bells and whistles. I bet it has a premium sound system too. I wonder what Putin likes to listen to while he’s cruising around the Motherland. I’m guessing it’s not Pussy Riot.
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Editorial donnybrook Fresh out of high school I went to work for the retail giant Dylex. The name is an acronym that stands for Damn Your Lame EXcuses. No lame excuses would ever account for poor performance. I would like to inject the term “Dylex” into the editorial donnybrook between MLA Norm MacDonald and the one Norm refers to as “the local BC Liberals spokesperson.” This round: “Politics vs Accomplishments.” Norm’s official opponent, BC Liberal candidate Doug Clovechok suggests a responsible MLA should give constituents continued update on his accomplishments not just a bi-weekly anti-BC Liberal commentary. Norm disagrees, claiming that letting us know what he is up to would be akin to creating a “bragging list” and transparen-
cy surrounding his work would breach the MLA’s “code of ethics?” Dylex! Norm explains his primary role is to spout a nonstop smear campaign against the BC Liberal Party. Norm deserves some kudos; he works hard for his party and he is a good critic — this is an essential component of his role and serves to keep the conversations and issues balanced. What about the rest of the role? What about fair representation for ALL of us? Many of us feel orphaned by Norm’s lack of representation, forcing us to search out surrogates. He has severed many ties between us and Victoria, he stands shoulder to shoulder with special interest groups, simultaneously ignoring the voices of those who support responsible growth. To date Doug’s bragging list is impressive. Many of us rely on him to carry our needs to the provincial and federal government and they listen. Doug supports
education, strong communities, opportunities for families and initiatives that create jobs. He is working to improve health care staffing, fighting for seniors and aiding in creating partnerships for industry. Aside from his full time job, Doug works to improve the quality of life for people in our region - and he still finds time to rebuke socialism and criticize the NDP Party. Norm is well paid by the taxpayers and boasts the third highest travel expenses in the province — we had an expectation of a much higher return on our investment than an NDP cheerleader. Doug understands the roles and responsibilities of an MLA and acts accordingly. I look forward to reading the lists of his accomplishments as our MLA, accomplishments that will be worth bragging for! Dave McGrath Invermere
Awaiting the coming war in Mali You probably haven’t given much thought to the problems in Mali, but United Nations Secretary-General Ban KiMoon has, and his advice on military intervention in that West African country could be summed up in two words: forget it. Although, being a diplomat, he actually used a great many more words than that. Mali’s 14 million people are almost all Muslims, but there is a deep ethnic divide between the black African majority in the southern half of the country and the Tuaregs (only 10 per cent of the population) who dominate the desert northern half. Last March, a military coup in the capital, Bamako, distracted the Malian army long enough for Tuareg separatists to seize control of the entire north. The Tuareg separatists had been in business for many years, but an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya after the fall of the Gaddafi regime gave them a new impetus. Having driven government troops out of the north and declared the independent nation of Azawad, however, the separatists were then rapidly pushed aside by Islamic extremists who declared a jihad against practically everybody. A military coup in a West African nation, even if the government then lost control of half the country to separatists, would normally be of interest only to other West African states. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) might back military intervention to reunite the country, or it might not, but the rest of the world would ignore it. Not this time. What set alarms bells ringing in the United States and Europe was the fact that al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) is a major force in the alliance of Islamist fundamentalists that now controls northern Mali. The mere mention of al-Qaeda sets
Western governments salivating like Pavlov’s dogs, and the issue of reconquering northern Mali suddenly got onto the international agenda. Western countries have been pushing for a UN Security Council resolution authorising military action against the rebels for months, and in October they got their way. The resolution gave regional leaders 45 days to provide plans for an international military intervention to oust the rebels in northern Mali, and the US government recentsaid that war is now “inGwynne ly evitable”. At that deadline apDyer proached, Ban Ki-Moon wrote his letter to the Security Council condemning the rush to military action: “I am profoundly aware that if a military intervention in the north is not well conceived and executed, it could worsen an already fragile humanitarian situation and also result in severe human rights abuses. Fundamental questions on how the force would be led, sustained, trained, equipped and financed remain unanswered.” “A military operation may be required as a last resort to deal with the most hardline extremists and criminal elements in the north,” Ban conceded, “but before that stage is reached, the focus must be on initiating a broad-based and inclusive national dialogue...” Diplomatic buzzwords, certainly, but he is fighting for time and that’s all he has. But US drones are already overflying northern Mali on a daily basis. US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has refused to rule out direct American support for training or other operations on the ground in Mali. A real war will soon start in Mali. It would involve the same kind of UN intervention force that has been fighting the Islamist al-Shabab militia in Somalia:
African countries provide the troops, and Western countries cover the costs. But whereas the Ugandan, Kenyan and Burundian armies that are doing the heavy lifting in Somalia are reasonably competent soldiers, the West African armies that would provide the troops in Mali are not. Take the biggest army in the region, for example. As a senior Malian official told The Guardian newspaper last month, “The Nigerian army is in a shocking state. There is no way they are capable of forward operations in Mali...The Nigerian forces lack training and kit, so they simply don’t have the capability to carry out even basic military manoeuvres. They have poor discipline and support.” So who will pick up the pieces if the ECOWAS force, already unpopular in Mali, fails to recover the north? Probably Western troops, but that would trigger powerful anti-Western reactions all over Africa. It might produce a military victory and reunify Mali by force, but it would be a political disaster. The extremists could not hope for a better recruiting tool. This whole operation is being driven by a reflex panic about terrorism. But northern Mali is a very long way from anywhere else, and there are no flights out. The better approach would be to wait for the rebels in the north to fall out and start fighting one another, as they probably will. Meanwhile, train and equip Mali’s own army for the task of retaking the north by force, if that ever becomes necessary, although the fact that it is currently run by the same turbulent and ignorant junior officers who made last March’s disastrous coup certainly doesn’t help. Still, Ban Ki-Moon is right. Sometimes the best thing to do is as little as possible. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist based in London
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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. 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. Volunteers needed and fabric donations gratefully received. Katherine 250-417-2896 or email@example.com 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. OES, Jubilee Chapter #64 will meet on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 pm sharp. Come early for the Christmas Pot Luck at 6:00 pm sharp, at the Masonic Hall, 401-3rd Avenue South, Cranbrook. Kootenay Christian Academy middle school band concert; Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:00pm. KCA Preschool campus, 629 6th St NW Cost: donation for Christmas hampers. FMI 250-426-0166 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: 250-426-7165 December 16-Advent 3 and Special Gift Sunday You are invited to worship with Cranbrook United Church. 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. Service begins at 10:00 a.m. Live Outdoor Nativity with live donkey, sheep, youth actors and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Monday, Dec 17 and Tuesday, Dec 18th, Cranbrook LDS Chapel, 2210-2nd St. N., Cranbrook. Times: 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. ONGOING Mark Creek Lions “Meet and Greet” the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 pm. Dinner to follow at Western Lodge. FMI: 250-427-5612 or 427-7496. Cranbrook Branch of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC. Meetings are from 10:00am-1:00pm the 2nd and 4th Wed. in the lower level of the Senior Citizen’s Hall, 125-17th St. S. Bring bag lunch. Tootie Gripich, 426-3994. KIMBERLEY North Star Quilters meet 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7pm downstairs Centennial Hall, 100 4th Avenue. Everyone welcome. Info: Carol at 250-427-7935 or Joan at 250-427-4046. The Cranbrook Senior Floor Curling is looking for new members. 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The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club will once again be taking part in the traditional A&W Bear, Toque and Mitten Toss on December 7 when the Prince Albert Raiders are in town. Fans are encouraged to bring new and unused (due to distribution in health care facilities) winter wear, clothing and teddy bears to the game to launch onto the ice after Kootenay scores their first goal. The ICE will be distributing the winter clothing and teddy bears to health care facilities and the Salvation Army in an effort to keep the young and old warm during the winter months. Abreast in the Rockies will be on hand inside the lobby at Western Financial Place selling mittens if anyone forgets to bring along a teddy bear or winter clothing item. Mittens will go for $10, with $1 going towards the Canadian Foundation for Breast Cancer. Another chunk will go towards paying retail costs for the mittens, and the rest will go to local programs and causes supported by Abreast in the Rockies. Submitted
Whitecaps trade striker for international roster spot VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have traded striker Atiba Harris to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for an international roster spot. Harris, 27, joined the Whitecaps after being selected in the second-round (fourth overall) of the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft. In two seasons with Vancouver, the native of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, scored two goals and added three assists in 12 MLS regular season appearances. The Whitecaps have 11 international roster spots through the 2013 season and 10 international roster spots through the 2016 season. Canadian Press
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CASH FOR ‘STACHE: Kootenay Ice defenceman Tanner Faith gets ribbed by his teammates Joey Leach, Tanner Muth and Mike Simpson over his moustache, or lack thereof, at the end of the Movember campaign last week. The Kootenay Ice have collectively raised $6,700 to date, with funds going towards men’s health programs across Canada. As of press time, rookie goaltender Wyatt Hoflin is the leading fundraiser on the team, with $1,229 to his name. The CHL, which comprises the three major-junior leagues across the country, has raised $170,000. See more community moustache photos on Page 15.
Nugent-Hopkins invited to world junior camp DONNA SPENCER Canadian Press
CALGARY — As long as the NHL lockout lasts, the Canadian junior men’s hockey team will be older and stronger than in previous years. Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and other 19-year-olds who would have otherwise been lost to the NHL are among the 37 players invited to selection camp Dec. 10-15 in Calgary. There was an undercurrent of uncertainty in Monday’s announcement in Calgary be-
cause of the impact a sudden end to the lockout could have on the team in the coming weeks. With no end to the labour impasse in sight, Canada can, for now at least, anticipate having one of its strongest teams at the 2013 world junior hockey championship starting Dec. 26 in Ufa, Russia. But head coach Steve Spott, whose day job is coaching the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers, sounds like a man who has to be prepared for anything. “Until Dec. 26 with
the uncertainty of this work stoppage, I’m trying to keep all my steno pads in order because I’ve got about 30 different rosters right now that I’m looking at,’’ he said. “We’re blessed, obviously, with a wealth of talent here in Canada. “Until I see those players on the 26th against Germany, there’s a lot of balls in the air. Ultimately it will be great to get on the ice with them next Monday.’’ The junior team won gold during the previous lockouts in 2005 and 1995, but those
tournaments were on this continent in Grand Forks, N.D., and Red Deer, Alta., respectively. Twenty-three players will be chosen Dec. 13 to play for Canada in Ufa. The 2005 gold was the first of five straight for Canada in the tournament, but it’s been two silver and a bronze over the last three years for the Canadians. The world junior tournament was held on the smaller North American ice surface the last four years, but now returns to the larger European style of arena. So a premium was placed on
skating ability when issuing invitations to camp, according to Hockey Canada head scout Kevin Prendergast. “If they’re not an excellent skater, they bring an intangible we think can help us,’’ he said. A new wrinkle for this team is retaining a third goaltender as insurance. A country can add a goaltender during the tournament if one of the two are injured, but the International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t allow for replacements at forward or defence.
Triton Swim Club cleans up at Calgary meet TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
The Cranbrook Triton Swim Club swam remarkably last week at the Calgary Sea Lions Winter Cup Invitational as 12 local athletes competed in the water. The top six places gained points for the club, while most of the swimmers came out with personal best times against a field of 300 competitors. Representing the Tritons were: Madison Adams, Sarah Brown, Noah Buch, Tyler Carter, Grayson Ingram, Shelby Lehmann, Rys Marlatt, Chloe Mayes, Sydney McDonald, Matthew Meuleman, Tyler Thorn and Jayden White. Dave Chisholm and Angela Johnson coached all the athletes. Rhys Marlatt qualified for Provincial ‘AAA’ Champs in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 30.03 seconds. Chloe Mayes qualified for Provincial ‘AA’ Champs in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 3:27.64. The top six finishes were: 1. Tyler Carter: 6th—50 Breaststroke 100 Individual Medley
2. Rhys Marlatt:
3. Chloe Mayes:
1st —100 Backstroke 2nd—50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly 3rd—200 Individual Medley 4th—50 Breaststroke, 200 Backstroke 1st—200 Breaststroke 2nd—100 Breaststroke 5th—100 Individual Medley
4. Matthew Meuleman: 4th—100 Individual Medley 50 Butterfly 5. Tyler Thorn:
1st—50, 200 Breaststroke 2nd—100 Breaststroke 3rd—Butterfly 4th—100 Freestyle
6. Jayden White:
1st—50, 100 Freestyle 3rd—50 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke 4th—50 Backstroke
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Kootenay Ice Report ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 8-17-1-0 record (6-9-1-0 at home, 2-8-0-0 on the road, 1-1 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION... The ICE will play three of their next eight games at home before breaking for Christmas (December 19th - 27th). A&W TOQUE/MITTEN/BEAR TOSS: When the ICE host the PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS on December 7 it will be A&W TOQUE/MITTEN/BEAR TOSS NIGHT...Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring new and unused winter wear, clothing and teddy bears to launch onto the ice after KOOTENAY scores their first goal in the game. GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets or Flex Paks…Gift Cards are available now at the Kootenay ICE Office. DID YOU KNOW: BROCK MONTGOMERY is tied for fifth in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE in power play goals with seven...SAM REINHART needs to play in three more games to reach 100 in his WHL career...COLLIN SHIRLEY has been named to TEAM WEST for the 2013 WORLD U-17 CHALLENGE in VICTORIAVILLE / DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC (December 29 – January 4). SCORING STREAK: BROCK MONTGOMERY (4-2-6) has recorded at least a point in his last four games he has played in. INJURY: Defenseman JOEY LEACH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two to four weeks with an upper body injury.
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Sports ONE YEAR AGO: After 26 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 18-5-1-2, after 27 games were 19-5-1-2 and after 28 games were 19-6-1-2. UPCOMING WEEK: Tuesday December 4 ICE vs Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive) Wednesday December 5 Practice 3:45 - 5: 45 pm Western Financial Place Thursday December 6 Practice 3:45 - 5: 45 pm Western Financial Place Friday December 7 ICE vs Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive) Saturday December 8 ICE @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive) UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT: -Santaland, December 3rd from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the TAMARACK MALL. Players will be helping Santa and CRANBROOK PHOTO when kids come to sit on Santa’s knee. -Salvation Army Christmas Kettles, December 5th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm at CANADIAN TIRE. Players will be ringing kettles for the Salvation Army Christmas Drive. -Santaland, December 6rd from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the TAMARACK MALL. Players will be helping Santa and CRANBROOK PHOTO when kids come to sit on Santa’s knee. -Teddy Bear Delivery, December 10th from 9:30 - 11:00 am at various health care facilities. Players will be delivering teddy bear’s collected from the TEDDY BEAR TOSS. -Santaland, December 10rd from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the TAMARACK MALL. Players will be helping Santa and CRANBROOK PHOTO when kids come to sit on Santa’s knee. -Salvation Army Christmas Kettles, December 12th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm at SAVE ON FOODS. Players will be ringing kettles for the Salvation Army Christmas Drive. WEEK IN REVIEW: Wednesday, November 28 – Kootenay 5 vs Edmonton 4 SO – Record 8-15-1-0 – Attendance: 2,109 Goals:
1 - Martin (5) from Prochazka and Benoit 2 - Reinhart (9) from Benoit and Philp
3 - Philp (4) from Dirk and Reinhart 4 - Philp (5) from Reinhart and Benoit Goalies: Wyatt Hoflin (14 Saves, 3 GA), Mackenzie Skapski (20 Saves, 1 GA)
Friday, November 30 – Kootenay 0 @ Edmonton 2 – Record 8-16-1-0 – Attendance: 5,283 Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (42 Saves, 2 GA)
Sunday, December 2 – Kootenay 1 @ Calgary 4 – Record 8-17-1-0 – Attendance: 16,912 Goal: 1 - Montgomery (12) from Reinhart Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 4 GA)
Kamloops Blazers to retire Scott Niedermayer’s jersey Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor
The Kamloops Blazers will retire Scott Niedermayer’s No. 28 at a pre-game ceremony in January, honouring the Cranbrook native for his contributions to the club in the early 1990s. “In my opinion, Scott is the best defenseman of his era,” commented Tom Gaglardi, a co-owner of the Blazers, in a press release. “Throughout his hockey career, Scott excelled and won at every level. His pedigree of winning and resume of accomplishments speaks for itself.” Niedermayer suited up
for 156 games with the Blazers and had 47 goals, 143 assists and 190 career points. The defenceman was instrumental in the Blazers first Memorial Cup win in 1992. Niedermayer fed a breakaway pass to Zac Boyer, who scored with 14.6 seconds left to lift the Blazers to a 5-4 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 1992 Memorial Cup final. He went on to an incredible professional career in the National Hockey League, winning four Stanley Cups over a 17-year career with New Jersey and Anaheim, accumulating 784 points in 1263 NHL games.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Express more of your feelings. Someone could respond with total confusion. You might not understand what eludes this person. Consider that it might just be that this person does not know how to take you. Tonight: Let the fun begin. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You could come across as being irritable or tenacious when you are teasing several friends. Be careful! Someone else might not read this behavior as it is intended. Your actions could be the source of a misunderstanding. Laugh and lighten up. Tonight: Play it low-key, please. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You have the ability to express yourself clearly. You can’t seem to get past a hassle or a problem, which is a result of others not understanding you. Invite those who seem confused into a conversation in order to figure out where the mix-up lies. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s news.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) You will buy a loved one a gift or a token of affection, which could be separate from this person’s Christmas present. Your thoughtfulness makes a big difference, yet there is an element of confusion surrounding this gift. Listen and share openly. Tonight: So what if you overindulge? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You experience clarity with your feelings, and it opens you up to new possibilities and exciting changes. Nevertheless, in a discussion about a particular topic today, you might feel as if you are wading in quicksand and that someone is not getting your message. Tonight: All smiles. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You might feel as if you are playing a game of “Who’s on first, What’s on second” with someone. You just can’t seem to get clarity, as nearly every question leads to more questions. Say little, and become the observer in order to get more answers. Tonight: Do a vanishing act.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might want to approach a situation in a different way. You’ll deal with others better and will succeed more often if you work within groups. The confusion that mounts will be short-lived. Perhaps someone involved just needs to relax. Tonight: Where your friends are. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Take a look at the amount of work or errands you need to complete before making other commitments, as enticing as they might be. A long lunch with a loved one could make you very happy. A touch of chaos adds to the day’s intrigue. Relax. Tonight: Could be late. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You are right in your element and are willing to gain a better sense of what is needed. A partner or an associate might be vested in adding confusion, which makes it necessary and wise to postpone your decision. Look at the big picture. Tonight: Read between the lines. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Work through and deal with a
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Annie’s Mailbox by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: Two years ago, I walked away from a 28-year marriage. A year after my divorce was final, I began seeing an old family friend. My ex-husband has decided that the only possible reason for why I left him is another man, because in his humble opinion, he was perfect during our marriage. I have told him over and over the reasons why I left, but he doesn’t hear a word I say. The problem is, we share grandchildren. My grandson is having a birthday soon, and my ex has given our daughter explicit orders that I am not to bring my new boyfriend. The birthday party is being held at my daughter’s house, and she called and asked me to come alone so as not to cause any problems. My daughter understands that her father is being unreasonable, but he is their father, and they love him. One of my sons actually confronted my ex about this before, and my ex didn’t speak to him for months. He told our son that he was taking my side by accepting my boyfriend. I live with my boyfriend, and my ex has a live-in girlfriend whom he plans to bring to the birthday party. I am heartbroken that my ex is treating his children this way and even more upset that my kids won’t stand up for themselves or for me. I fear this will never end. What happens when our still-single son gets married? My boyfriend has no problem stepping aside, but I know his feelings are hurt. I don’t want this type of behavior to cause a rift with my kids. This is making me physically ill. Should I not go to the party? I don’t want to play into my ex’s control issues. -- Heartbroken Mom in Connecticut Dear Connecticut: Your children must call Dad’s bluff, or he will continue to marginalize you and any partner you have. This is a power play to control all of you. Unfortunately, you cannot force your children to risk the relationship by showing backbone. Whether or not to attend these functions is up to you. A child’s birthday party is not as big of a deal as a son’s wedding. Pick your battles. Dear Annie: I am 18 and a senior in high school. My ex-boyfriend and I dated on and off for about two years before we broke up 10 months ago. We are still close friends and have some feelings for each other, but there are reasons why we can’t currently be together. I am starting to like a guy who is three years younger and two grades below me. But I don’t know if he likes me. Should I pursue him? What about my ex-boyfriend who is still my best friend? -- Conflicted and Confused in the Northwest Dear Conflicted: Are you planning to get back together with your ex at some point in the near future? If so, pursuing another guy may make that more difficult. But if the relationship with the ex is over, you are free to pursue anyone. However, the new guy is 15. While he may be flattered by your interest, he’s too young to become involved with a senior. And if there is sex, you could be in legal trouble. Please set your sights elsewhere. Dear Annie: I think you missed an important possibility when answering “Frustrated Dad,” whose college-graduate son plays video games all day. If his son plays games the vast majority of the day, he could well be addicted. When addictions take over, work and relationships are all tossed by the wayside. He retreats from the real world because his reality is in his computer. Dad should absolutely insist that he go to a therapist trained in addictions. Drive him there, or pay for his gas -- whatever it takes. It is a long, hard road back, but it can be done. -- Happier Mom Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM
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LONDON — Get the nursery ready: Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child. St. James’s Palace announced the pregnancy Monday, saying that the Duchess of Cambridge — formerly known as Kate Middleton — has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. William is at his wife’s side. The palace said since the pregnancy is in its “very early stages,’’ the 30-year-old duchess is expected to stay in the hospital for several days and will require a period of rest afterward. It would not say how far along she is, only that she has not yet reached the 12-week mark. News of the pregnancy drew congratulations from across the world, with the hashtag “royalbaby’’ trending globally on Twitter. Not only are the attractive young couple popular — with William’s easy common touch reminding many of his mother, the late Princess Diana — but their child is expected to play an important role in British national life for decades to come. William is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, so the couple’s first child would normally eventually become a monarch. In recent days, Middleton has kept up her royal appearances — recently playing field hockey
Duchess Kate with schoolchildren at her former school. The confirmation of her pregnancy caps a jam-packed year of highs and lows for the young royals, who were married in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey last year. They have travelled the world extensively as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and weathered the embarrassment of a nude photos scandal, after a tabloid published topless images of the duchess. Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said the news bookended a year that saw the royal family riding high in popular esteem after celebrations of the Queen’s 60 years on the
throne. “We’re riding on a royal high at the moment at the end of the Diamond Jubilee year,’’ he said. “People enjoyed the royal romance last year and now there’s this. It’s just a good news story amid all the doom and gloom.’’ Speculation about when the couple would start a family has been rife since their wedding. William’s mother — the late Princess Diana — got pregnant just four months after her wedding in 1981. Diana reportedly suffered from morning sickness for months and complained of constant media attention. “The whole world is watching my stomach,’’ Diana once said. The palace said the royal family was “delighted’’ by the news, while British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter that the royals “will make wonderful parents.’’ Whether boy or girl, the child will be next in line behind William in the line of succession to the throne, Cabinet Office officials have said. Leaders of Britain and the 15 former colonies that have the monarch as their head of state agreed in 2011 to new rules which give females equal status with males in the order of succession. Although none of the nations had legislated to make the change as of September 2012, the British Cabinet Office confirmed that this is now the de-facto rule.
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OSLO, Norway — When friends of Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit couldn’t travel to India to welcome their surrogate twins into the world, the royal stepped up, minding the couple’s newborns for three days and even being mistaken by hospital staff for a nanny. In a statement from the Royal Court, the princess described how she had flown to New Delhi on Oct. 23 after visa problems prevented the children’s Norwegian parents — a same-sex couple — from arriving at the hospital in time for the birth. “There are times in life when one finds oneself in a complex situation where there are few or no good solutions,’’ she wrote. “For me the core of the matter was that there were two newborn babies who lay alone in a hospital in Delhi. I was the one who was able to travel. It was important to me to help in any way I could.’’ She stayed to mind the babies
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Crown Princess Mette-Mari until relatives — and eventually also the two fathers — could get to the hospital. One of the men is an employee of the royal household and a good friend of Mette-Marit’s. The twins arrived in Norway last week. Hagen did not identify the couple or give the genders of the babies. The court said the travel was paid out of the princess’ private funds. Mette-Marit, 39, became Crown Princess of Norway and
the country’s future queen after she married Crown Prince Haakon in 2001. They have two children, and Mette-Marit has another child from a previous relationship. Marianne Hagen, a spokeswoman for the Royal Court, said that despite Mette-Marit’s title, her royal status does not exempt her from other countries’ visa regulations and the princess was also required to seek one for her visit to India. “If a visa is required, then it’s also required for a crown princess,’’ Hagen said. She also confirmed that staff at the Indian hospital had mistaken the royal for a nanny. Surrogacy is illegal in Norway, but it is not illegal to seek a surrogate mother abroad and bring the child back to the Nordic country. The loophole has sparked a debate in Norway, but the princess said her reason for travelling to India was purely personal and that her trip “was not intended to be a contribution to this debate.’’
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LOS ANGELES — The Mars rover Curiosity has completed its first chemical test of soil from the red planet, and scientists say there are no surprises so far. The spacecraft is on a mission to look for ingredients in Martian soil and rocks that could support life. But in the first scoop of soil analyzed, there were no definitive signs of the chemical building blocks of life. Instead, the sixwheel rover detected water and a mix of other chemicals. The findings were reported Monday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
claimed by the Palestinians. Five European countries have withdrawn their ambassadors from Israel to protest the settlement plan. Spokesmen for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird are sticking to the same
response line, saying unilateral action by either side will not advance the peace process. Baird’s office refuses to say whether the government stands by the established policy that says Israeli settlements are a ``serious obstacle’’ to peace. Lillian May Lancaster “Pearl” 1921 - 2012 It is with great sorrow that the family of Lillian May “Pearl” Lancaster announces her passing on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 91 years of age.
Pearl was born in Cranbrook on May 13, 1921 to Herbert and Edith Noyce. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved gardening and sharing it’s bounty with others. In her younger years, she was active in her church, as well as volunteering with the Arthritis Society. Pearl is survived by her children Shirley (Steve) Paley, Fred (Karen) Lancaster, Marjorie (Garth) Lipsack, James Lancaster (Tammi), Kathy (Bill) Pachara, 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Fred, her parents Herbert and Edith and her siblings Bill, Edith, Rose, Albert “Red”, Alice and Violet. A memorial service for Pearl will be held at First Baptist Church in Cranbrook on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 10:30 am. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Pearl may do so to their charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
RADELL – Nicholas May 28, 1931 – November 28, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather. Nick Radell will be sadly missed by children Roxanne (Shawn) McQueen, Ron Radell and Kimberley Nadeau and grandchildren Curtis, Branden and Josh Nadeau and Shandra McQueen. He is also survived by his stepmother Kata Radelja, brother Frank (Daphne) Radelja and stepbrother George Radelja as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Nick was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Milly. Nick was born in Cranbrook, BC. He completed his high school years in record time at Kimberley High and attended SAIT for post secondary education, graduating with honours. Most of his career was spent continually upgrading his skills and knowledge as he rose to a prominent position with Cominco Ltd. Nick enjoyed curling and bowling in his younger years and had a love for games – especially cribbage. His greatest joy was helping others and he set a lifelong example for integrity and hard work. A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South, (at Lake Fraser Gate) Calgary on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so wish, a donation can be made in Nick’s honour directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #100, 119 – 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6. Messages to the family may be left at www. southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE and CREMATORIUM (at Lake Fraser Gate) Telephone: 403-297-0711 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial
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Linda Rothero. 30 years experience.
~Home repairs and renovations.
Flute, piano & theory.
~Snow removal. ~Senior discount.
Cranbrook and Kimberley
HOME WATCH SERVICE Planning Winter Vacation? ~We do: ~Home checks to validate insurance ~Snow removal ~Water Plants ~Cat care and more. BONDED & INSURED For Peace of Mind Home Vacancy.
to the senior stars. All Indoor and Outdoor Renovation Projects including Painting, Staining & Plumbing. Cranbrook/Kimberley.
Childcare Facility in Kimberley, currently has childcare spaces available for children ages 0-5, also taking enrollment for February.
IS YOUR COMPUTER SLUGGISH OR HAVING PROBLEMS? Itâ€™s time for a tune-up! Why unplug everything, send away & wait when SuperDave comes into your home? Specializes in: *Virus/Spyware Removal, *Troubleshooting, *Installations, *PC Purchase Consulting. SuperDave offers affordable, superior service & most importantly; Honesty. SuperDave works Saturdays & evenings too! Call SuperDave 250-421-4044
TIP TOP CHIMNEY SERVICES
â€œSweeping the Kootenayâ€™s Cleanâ€?
Call Kristie for more details.
DUSTAY CONSTRUCTION LTD
Call for Free Estimate from a W.E.T.T Certified Technician
Canadian Home Builders Association
For reliable, quality electrical work
Richard Hedrich 250-919-3643
Award Winning Home Builder
Available for your custom home and renovation needs.
Residential, Commercial Service Work No Job Too Small! 250-421-0175
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USED PROPANE furnace$600.obo. Brand new, never used, gas stove - $500.obo. Phone 250-426-6296.
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Misc. for Sale
Apt/Condo for Rent
ARE YOU MOVING?
2BDRM, 1 1/2 BATH Willow View condo unit for rent, in Canal Flats. Great view, 2 parking stalls, F/S, D/W. Walking distance to arena, park and store. $850 + utilities & D.D., references required. Available immediately. Call (250)349-5306 or (250)4898389, leave mess.
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pick up at 822 Cranbrook St. N.
Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town
To advertise using our â€œMARKET PLACEâ€? in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman, Kimberley Daily Bulletin and The Valley, call us at 250-426-5201, ext. 202. has a special price on Electrolux canister bags and filters, from December 3 to December 14 - (or while supplies last). 12 Electrolux bags - $9.50. 2 filters - $1.50, tax included. Also, we have a few Electolux rebuilt vacuums on hand.
MARKET PLACE SONNY NOMLAND,
2 Bdrms, 2 baths, open concept. Windows on all sides makes this home bright. A motivated seller. Call for a viewing.
Low kmâ€™s, sporty air, tilt, cruise, fabric, 60/40 rear seat, 5 speed, 4dr, good mechanical, 6 all seasons.
FIREWOOD, DRY Pine. $90./half a cord. $160./full cord, delivered. Phone after 6pm (250)427-7180.
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Chimney Sweeping Fireplace & Woodstove Servicing Visual Inspections and Installations Gutter Cleaning Available
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SERVICES GUIDE Contact these business for all your service needs!
Merchandise for Sale
95 Saturn SL2
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2 BEDROOM UNIT available in Victoria Villas. Rent includes w/d and water. $780./mo plus electric. D/D $390.00 N/P, N/S. 1 year lease. To view call (778)517-4517
CEDAR PARK Apartments: 1&2 Bdrm. Elevator, on-site laundry, central location, live-in manager. Heat & hot water included. N/P, N/S. $675-$800/mo. (250)489-0134. LIONS MANOR, Kimberley. Seniors living, 55+. 1bdrm apartment: $350./mo plus utilities & DD. N/S, No pets, no parties. Available Nov.1/12 (250)427-2970.
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan Fully serviced, new front brakes, safety inspected.
EK Transmission Ltd. DL#29679
1019 Kootenay St. N., $SBOCSPPL #$t
2001 Dodge 1500 Fully serviced, full tune-up, safety inspected, new front brakes.
2BDRM FULLY furnished basement suite. No pets/smoking/parties. $1000./mo. utilities included. Phone (250)417-0059 or (250)426-5706. Near College & Mall.
EK Transmission Ltd.
1019 Kootenay St. N., $SBOCSPPL #$t
Cars - Domestic
2001 Nissan Xterra
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V6, 4WD, 230,000 kms, auto, silver. No body rust, runs great. 4 studded tires and 4 allseasons on rims. $4000 OBO
SOLD Contact: 250-427-9377, or 250-432-5831.
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daily townsman / daily bulletin
Tuesday, DECEmber 4, 2012
Movember? Mo worries!
Sally MacDonald photo
The City of Cranbrook’s public works department joined the Movember cause with conviction, displaying everything from the classic handlebar to the full Fu Manchu.
Facial hair has sprouted like gardens in spring from the fresh faces of Cranbrook and Kimberley men this month. The annual fundraiser for prostrate cancer awareness and research is dubbed ‘Movember’ mo-ustaches in No-vember. Here is a sampling of the cities’ longest lip huggers. Congratulations, hirsute gentlemen, on your manliness!
Sally MacDonald photo
The teaching staff at Parkland Middle School had students pitch in for their favourite facial protuberance. Pictured, left to right: Don Smith, Rick Bendkowski, Frank Hackett and principal Scott Holt.
Trevor Crawley photo
The Kootenay Ice gave Movember a good try. Back row, left to right—Brock Montgomery, Jeff Hubic, Tanner Muth, Joey Leach. Front row, left to right—Mike Simpson, Zach McPhee, Jakub Prochazka.
Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel said his whiskers were a shade more grey than he anticipated.
Sally MacDonald photo
Cranbrook firefighters Dan Mackinnon, Murray Robertson and Darcy Kennedy were a few of the emergency services crew to take the challenge.
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Annalee Grant photos
daily townsman / daily bulletin
Market on your calendar Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff
Cranbrook certainly loves a Farmer’s Market, and this past weekend’s Winter Market was no exception. Streams of Holiday shoppers piled into the Baker St. location for the pre-Christmas sale that featured home baked goods and a variety of unique Christmas gifts. The event was held as the Santa Clause Parade cruised through downtown Cranbrook and continued the next day. There was nary a space to fit another market vendor this year, many of whom returned
to the winter edition after much success over the summer at Rotary Park. The Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society is always expanding, and this year is no different. They will be holding a Mini-Market at the Tamarack Centre every weekend until Christmas with a select few vendors for those who didn’t get their fill this past weekend. The first Mini-Market will be December 8 and 9 and they will continue every weekend with the last one on December 22 and 23. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays the market will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.