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The future is brewing Heidi’s Restaurant plans to renovate to become restaurant/brewhouse


A local restaurateur is seeking to take her business to a new level. Heidi Romich appeared before City Council at its regular Monday meeting, Dec. 10, with some exciting news about her restaurant, Heidi’s on Ninth Avenue South in downtown Cranbrook, which she is seeking to renovate into a brewhouse and restaurant. Romich was accompanied by her daughter, Marlies Romich, and

David Deardsell, her partner in the enterprise. Deardsell operates the Noble Pig Brewhouse in Kamloops, where Marlies worked while studying. “It will be a bit of a new look for downtown,” Heidi Romich said, then showed a presentation of that new look. Both levels of the restaurant would be renovated, to provide a family-friendly area on one side — “a comfortable, multigenerational place to go,”

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The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle program is on again for 2012, and many volunteers are taking up the bells to collect donations around Cranbrook. Roger Ricard helped out at the Tamarack Centre for four hours on December 11 before moving on to Walmart for another shift. Ricard said being a kettler is a lot of fun: “I love it. It’s an honour, you help people.”




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A more collaborative approach between the City of Cranbrook and the local business community is needed to improve Cranbrook’s overall business climate and culture, a recent Chamber of Commerce survey has indicated.

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Coun. Bob Whetham

At Monday night’s regular City Council meeting, a survey undertaken by the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce was presented by President Lana Kirk and 2nd Vice President David Butler.

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Shannon Statham & Cody Kwiatkoski of Cranbrook, a daughter Carley Fisher & Dayce Leach of Cranbrook, a son Tanya Groleau & David Wendel of Cranbrook, a daughter Bethany Storey & Bryce Corner, of Cranbrook, a daughter Shayla Brissette & Jeff Johnson, of Kimberley, a daughter

“Bringing culture to the consumption of beer is something that hasn’t been part of our traditions.”

we want to provide quality food, quality beer and beverages onsite, keeping everything as local as possible.” Romich added that the brewhouse was “not intended to be a nightclub, but a comfortable place for people to go after work and enjoy.” David Deardsell also spoke to Council. Deardsell is a Master Brewer, who studied his craft in Germany and England and who has worked throughout the world.

Survey indicates desire for more collaborative approach with city to improve business culture in Cranbrook BARRY COULTER

she said. “On the other side, we’d be taking out some of the walls, putting in varied seating, and maybe some garage doors (to facilitate) indoor and outdoor dining. “It’s very exciting —

Samantha Young & Chris Franklin, of Cranbrook, a daughter Brenda & Layton Johnson of Cranbrook, a daughter Jenny Choy & Cliff Kilfoyle, of Kimberley, a son Lindsay Anderson & James Lewis of Cranbrook, a son Mylene Lefebvre & Jonathan Welsh of Invermere, a son

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the heart of the B.C. Rockies, beneath magnificent snow-capped peaks, lay the bountiful green valleys of the East Kootenay. It is here we produce our famous, long-lasting and fragrant Christmas trees for both domestic use and export around the world. The cool fresh air and brilliant sunshine of our mountain region creates ideal growing conditions for Natural Stand Christmas Trees. Every year an early frost nips the Interior Douglas Fir forests and sets their deep green needles. This East Kootenay mountain secret seals freshness and fragrance into each tree. As a result, the mountain Douglas Fir trees remain fresh and fragrant long after shipping and throughout the holiday season. A B.C. Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir will bring the fresh, intense scent of the mountain forests to your holiday

hearth and home. Year after year, thousands of natural stand Christmas trees are naturally regenerated and grown amid a mixed forest of all ages. Growers space and prune the forest to encourage optimum growth. By using proven, sustained growth methods of forest management, many trees can be grown from the same rootstock. After a tree is harvested, one of the several branches left on the rootstock will slowly turn up and grow into a new tree. This common practice of regrowing new trees from established rootstocks is called “Limb Culture” and means long term benefits to the forest and shorter growing periods for each tree, benefitting both producer and customer. Natural Stand Christmas Tree lands harmonize wildland values and human needs. Our livestock and wildlife ranges are dramatically improved by Natural Stand silvicultural prac-

Baling Christmas trees in a yard near Fort Steele. tices. Wintering bands of Elk, Sheep and Deer thrive on the enhanced pasture land. Nesting wild birds utilize the mixed age forests yet are unaffected by the fall tree harvest. The Natural Stand Christmas Tree industry has a long and growing tradition among the folks living in the valleys of the B.C. Rockies. For over 80 years, Native Stand growers have visited the same forests to encourage and carefully

select natures finest Mountain Douglas Firs. Once the trees are cut, they are delivered to sites near the villages where they are inspected and bundled to provide a safe and protected journey to destinations throughout North America and overseas. Natural Stand tree production takes place in the ideal growing conditions of the East Kootenay valleys. Quality management and care by tree producers

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ensures a sustained yield of excellent, fresh and enduring trees. Year after year our customers have access to healthy, deep-green Christmas trees produced in a mountain environment of thoughtful and responsible wildland stewardship. The Kootenay Christmas Tree Association reminds members of the public who wish to cut their own tree, to obtain a free permit from the Ministry of Forests. Avoid private land and power line right-of-ways in your quest for the perfect tree. Local trees are sold by our members at a number of Cranbrook locations. A cut tree will drink a considerable amount of water during the first several days when brought indoors, and for the next couple of weeks will provide fragrant enjoyment. Submitted by Daryl Calder on behalf of the Kootenay Christmas Tree Association.

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ow would you like to visit the ultimate time machine? A place where every step takes you back 100,000 years in history. Well you can do it 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, at the College of the Rockies when retired journalist Gerry Warner presents a slide show entitled “Contemplating the Grand Canyon.” The travelogue, which is admission by donation, is part of the Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library fundraising series and shows the immensity and grandeur of the almost 2 billion year old canyon considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. “In some ways I found the Grand Canyon more impressive than my trek into Everest base camp two years ago,” says Warner. “Everest is higher, but the Grand Canyon is on a scale that dwarfs even the world’s highest mountain.” The great gash in the earth stretches more than 250 miles through the arid, red rock of Arizona’s Kaibab Plateau

Panorama Point on the South Kaibab Trail. and averages more than 20 miles wide and a mile deep. It took eons for the Colorado River to cut down to the metamorphic rocks at the bottom of the great chasm which geologists estimate to be 1.8 billion years old, about a third of the age of the earth. “The time scale is incomprehensible, but the beauty of the canyon can be enjoyed by anyone whether they’re standing on the rim or hiking

through the rainbow colored rocks to the green ribbon of water below,” says Warner. “But it’s a hell of a climb out.” The former Daily Townsman reporter took three days to hike the canyon, starting from the forested North Rim at 8,200 feet and hiking approximately 25 miles down and up again to gain the South Rim at 7,000 feet. Along the way, he met extreme runners who were doing

the rim-to-rim trip in one very long day, a dangerous practice strongly advised against by park management. “They’re welcome to do it. But I was there to take pictures and enjoy the scenery,” says Warner. And what unforgettable scenery it is, he says. “I’ll never forget the red and ochre cliffs towering like stone temples above the trail or the gigantic buttes and mesas that are like mountains

themselves rising from the canyon floor and the grey limestone walls of the inner canyon sloping down to the rushing green river. It’s a humbling experience.” Warner also got a taste of the danger the Grand Canyon offers to anyone that drops below its rocky rim. Missing a sign on the canyon floor, he took a shorter but steeper trail and ran out of water before he made it to the top. Fortunately he didn’t need as much water because it was a cool, late autumn day. Other hikers that have done the same thing in the searing heat of summer when temperatures climb above 45 C (120 F) haven’t been so lucky. More than 250 helicopter rescues take place every climbing season in the Grand Canyon. Despite the busy Christmas season, people are advised to come early to the show which will take place in Lecture Theatre #250 with limited seating. And the funds raised help the library build its collection, including travel books on famous world places like the Grand Canyon.

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RDEK ponders more Jumbo questions Annalee Grant Townsman Staff

The Regional District of East Kootenay passed a motion at Friday’s regular meeting to reaffirm the board’s opposition to having an unelected member sit on their board come March. Board chair Rob Gay said the board had initially requested in August 2009 that the appointed mayor of a potential Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality not become a member of the board. When the Letters Patent creating the new municipality was released by the B.C. government on November 20, it stated that a member of the appointed council would in fact have a seat on the RDEK board, but would do so without

any voting power until the municipality was assessed at $30 million or until 2017. Gay admits it was a compromise the board was happy to see, but they still have concerns. Much discussion was had at the meeting of the RDEK’s Governance and Regional Services committee held on December 6 ahead of the December 7 regular board meeting, and all board members were vehemently against the appointed member. “The directors — and it was a unanimous vote — were against that,” Gay said. “It was quite spirited discussion.” Gay said the board was clear in 2009 when they asked that an appointed member not find their way onto the

elected board of directors. This fall the Union of B.C. Municipalities also passed a motion rejecting appointed members on elected boards in response to the Jumbo situation. Discussion spilled over briefly into Friday’s meeting, with Area F director Wendy Booth pointing out that unelected members do occasionally attend RDEK meetings as alternates for the elected members. Bob Whetham, director from the City of Cranbrook, expressed his concerns about the lack of guidelines for what a stable population would be for the municipality to begin holding elections. “This is a serious issue for us,” he said. Whetham said the appointed member

“I think that’s about unheard of,” he said. “If we’re going to go down this road of a non-elected member sitting on an elected board, I think we need to question how we’re going to function as a government.” Bob Whetham raises a lot of questions and sends the RDEK board directors into uncharted territory. “I think that’s about unheard of,” he said. “If we’re going to go down this road of a non-elected member sitting on an elected board, I

think we need to question how we’re going to function as a government.” Area G director Gerry Wilkie said he looked into the Letters Patent for Elkford, which is often cited as an example of a town created in a similar way to Jumbo, but found it had a population before the Letters Patent was issued. “There were people living there,” he said. Gay told the Townsman what may be best for the new mayor and council of Jumbo is to wait until around 200 people live there. He points to the community of Silverton — the smallest town in B.C. with 195 residents — as an example. That tiny municipality does have a seat on the Regional District of Central Koo-

tenay. At Friday’s meeting director Ute Juras from Canal Flats suggested the board copy the letter reaffirming the board’s opposition to the UBCM so they are aware of the situation. Gay said that so far the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality’s new interim corporate officer Phil Taylor has been in contact with the RDEK’s chief administrative officer Lee-Anne Crane to discuss what services can be provided by the RDEK. Gay stresses that any services they provide will be paid for out of pocket by the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality. “This will not cost the taxpayer of the Regional District of East Kootenay,” he said. Under the Letters

Patent, those expenses will be paid for by the proponent of the resort until a tax-paying population exists. But further questions exist for Gay and the rest of the board. In the RDEK, taxpayers fund transfer stations in the region and do not pay a gate fee when they bring their garbage in. Gay said the board needs to ponder what happens when construction starts in the Jumbo Valley. He wonders if the RDEK will have to impose a gate fee on Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality developers so that the costs for using the Columbia Valley Transfer Station are covered until there is a tax-paying base there. “We’re going to deal with them very much in a business manner.”

Heidi’s aims for brewhouse transformation Continued from page 1 Deardsell said that having lived in Europe, “beer is not something that is frowned upon, but is part of everyday life. In the two and a half

years (since the Noble Pig opened) we’ve never had to call the police, we’ve never had an altercation, and we’re probably one of the

more successful restaurants in Canada. “The fundamental belief that Heidi and I have is that food is the primary driver, but beer helps pay the bills.” He added that he is

already scoping out the housing situation in Cranbrook. “I am fully committed to moving here, and getting the project up and running,” he said. Heidi Romich said

she was pleased to appear before Council, if only to dispel the rumours that “I’m closing the restaurant, moving, selling to Earl’s, that I’m dead or in prison. I heard them all.”

The councillors agreed that it was a most enjoyable presentation. Coun. Angus Davis inquired if the beer would be available offsite, which indeed it will be. “We’re excited to something happening downtown,” Coun. Bob Whetham said. “It fits in well with downtown revitalization. “And bringing culture to the consumption of beer is something that hasn’t been part of our traditions.” Coun. Denise Pallesen asked about staffing levels. Deardsell said the Noble Pig employs 78 employees —

28 full-time with the rest being mostly students working part-time. Romich said when the restaurant/brewhouse is up and running in Cranbrook, it will employ 55 to 60 staff, “a significant increase.” Romich and Deardsell must now seek a special liquor license from the provincial government. Victoria will forward this application to the City of Cranbrook, who will then seek public input on the proposal. Should everyone be agreeable to the proposal, the application will then go back to Victoria for approval.

Thursday Dec 13th Food & Drink Specials The Cranbrook Public Library held a Food For Fines month in October. In November a team of 4 students from Mount Baker High School created the Very Hungry Caterpillar sculpture from the cans. The dismantled sculpture and the other food that was collected has now been given to the Food Bank. Shown here accepting the food is Jackie Jenson, manager of the Cranbrook Food Bank (right), Deanne Perreault, children’s and youth librarian for the Cranbrook Public Library. Mariah and Samantha (pictured) together with Lane and Cassidy created the caterpillar.


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Ski hill opens Friday Locals, including Cranbrook residents, ski for free Dec. 16


Money will be put aside until local project found C A RO LYN GR AN T

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With the view of the Rockies to the east, the slopes of the Kimberley Alpine Resort are the place to be on a sunny winter day. p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday this week to allow people to get their season passes ahead of time.” One big event locals won’t want to miss is free skiing and riding on Sunday, December 16, 2012. As a way of saying thank you to locals, residents of Canal Flats, Skookumchuck, Meadowbrook, TaTa Creek, Kimberley, Marysville, Wasa, Wycliffe, Moyie, and Cranbrook will ski for free. To receive a free lift ticket, residents

will need to show proof of residency such as: Drivers license or photo ID accompanied with utilities bill that shows proof of current address. Also planned for Community Day is a charity barbecue for the SPCA. Burgers will be available for $2 and all money will go to the SPCA. Local residents can go to Guest Services and receive a voucher that will entitle them to a hamburger for only $2. The Winter Sports

School invites beginner Skiers or Snowboarders to a complimentary lesson. There will be a total of 20 Ski and 20 Snowboard spots available, with lessons taking place from 10:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Space is limited and guests must pre-register at Guest Services. Lessons will include a voucher for free equipment rentals at the Rental Shop. Please note that these lessons are for new skiers and snowboarders only.

When the City of Kimberley signed the Climate Action Charter in 2007, it committed to striving for carbon neutrality by 2012. As most municipalities are now admitting, the goal was a good one, but unlikely to be achieved. While every effort was made to reduce emissions, reaching zero emissions is not possible while buildings need to be heated, and fleets run, on fossil fuels. The common approach was to reduce as much as possible, then measure annual emissions and purchase offsets to balance greenhouse gas emissions. The RDEK voted just last Friday to purchase offsets in order to achieve carbon neutrality. The vote came before Kimberley City Council on Monday evening, with a report from Manager of Planning Services Troy Pollock, outlining options. The best option in Pollock’s report was to purchase offsets at $25/ tonne or less from the Kootenay community Carbon Fund, which will pool resources from participating local governments to support select projects in Kootenay, Boundary and Columbia basin areas. The current project carbon offset purchases would support is the Darkwoods preservation project in the West Kootenay. The City has budgeted $32,000 in the financial plan for carbon offsets and Pollock told Council that 2012 emissions should be somewhere around the 1353 tonnes produced in 2010. The City has reduced emissions since then, Pollock said, but new facilities such as the Conference Centre have added to emissions. “Darkwoods could be as little as $16/tonne with enough participation,” Pollock said. However, Council had a concern with purchasing Darkwood offsets — while the project is in the Kootenays, it is hardly local. “There is an appetite to see how we could support local initiatives,” said Mayor Ron McRae, but he was in favour of purchasing from Darkwoods. 2013















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Not so Coun. Don McCormick. “It’s impossible for any public organization to get down to zero,” he said. “The money needs to stay here. What is the value we are going to get for our $30,000?” Also speaking against the motion was Coun. Kent Goodwin. “I have a bit of trouble with offsets in general. And I’m not sure Darkwoods is a good place to store carbon, given climate change and the likelihood of wild fires. I would like to see a project that would actually reduce emissions like methane capture.” What good was saying you’re carbon neutral if you’re not actually doing anything? Goodwin asked. Coun. Darryl Oakley said that, having read the Climate Action Charter, there was nothing in it that says it is legally binding to purchase offsets. “I do not support spending one penny outside municipal boundaries. The City has done some great things but it will never be carbon neutral. $33,000 is a big chunk of money and it needs to stay here.” Coun. Goodwin proposed that the City set aside a reserve fund at $25/tonne of 2012 emissions. “Two years from now when there is a local project, we’ll have double the money.” He didn’t want to cap the fund at the amount reserved in the financial plan because he said the whole idea was to reduce emissions. It had to be based on the amount the City produced, he said. He also said he wouldn’t tie the fund to a project within Kimberley’s boundaries because if the RDEK had a project like methane capture at the landfill, Kimberley could certainly support that. Coun. Ratcliffe did not agree. “The City did sign the Charter,” he said. “We have major grant requests out there. I don’t like too, but I will support it.” A vote was called and with only Hoglund, McRae and Ratcliffe voting for offset purchases, it was defeated. Kimberley will not purchase carbon offsets, but will put the money in reserve for a local project.

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Skis are tuned, passes purchased and all eyes turn to North Star Mountain for opening day this Friday, December 14, 2012. It’s opening weekend at Kimberley Alpine Resort, one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. Although milder temperatures and rain plagued the end of November and early December, the Resort weathered it pretty well, says Area Manager Ted Funston. “We’ve received approximately 175 cm of snowfall at the top of the mountain, which is over five feet, and the recent cold temperatures have made for good snowmaking this week, so the skiing should be great.” Resorts of the Rockies Vice President of Sales and Marketing Matt Mosteller says that last year was a record one for snowfall at KAR, and is already over a foot ahead in total snowfall in the alpine over last winter. “With this incredible snow and perfect winter temperatures, this Friday makes the epic launch of another skiing and snowboarding tradition at Kimberley Alpine Resort.” Locals have been hiking the hill in recent days to get a few runs in and the general consensus has been, “Awesome.” “We are planning to have the Northstar Quad Chair, Easter Chair, Tamarack Chair, and Magic Carpet open, in addition to the base area facilities,” Funston said. “Guest services will be open late to 7

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MADD seeks Survey results call for more support for collaborative approach to Campaign 911 change business climate C AROLYN GR ANT

Katryna Sigurdson of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers visited Kimberley City Council this week, looking for support for MADD’s Campaign 911. Sigurdson would like Council’s support in placing signs around Kimberley in the spring encouraging people to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver. “We just want people to know that it’s okay to do that,” Sigurdson told Council. “We’d like to put large, visible signs in key areas around town. We want to educate the public to recognize impaired drivers. The more calls that come in, the fewer impaired drivers on the roads.” All costs of the signs will be covered by MADD, they will just consult with the City and the RCMP on the best locations for them. While Sigurdson says there is always the chance that an observer may be wrong about a driver being impaired, it is a momentary inconvenience, and the call is worth it if a drunk driver is stopped. She shared ten signs of a possible impaired driver. Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed Drifting in and out of lanes Tailgating and changing lanes frequently Making exceptionally wide turns Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights Disregarding signals and lights Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather If You Observe a Potential Impaired Driver: • Call 911 • State your location • Vehicle description • Licence plate number of vehicle • Colour of vehicle • Make and model of vehicle • Direction of travel for the vehicle • Description of driver

Lower Mainland dikes need major upgrades to fend off rising sea, report Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — A provincial government report says the expansive network of dikes across the Lower Mainland will need major upgrades over the next several decades to fend off the rising sea. The cost of the improvements could amount to up to $9.5 billion, the report says, but that’s over the next 100 years. The report studied the dikes along the Metro Vancouver coast and the Fraser River downstream

of the Port Mann Bridge. The area encompasses 250 kilometres of shoreline, 12 major municipalities and over two million people. The report was released from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and is meant to get communities thinking about upgrade plans now. It’s a followup to a 2011 report that predicted sea levels will rise by one metre along B.C.’s coast by the turn of the next century.

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The survey came as a result of a “challenge” from Mayor Wayne Stetski to the Chamber board, at its 2012 planning session — to identify barriers to doing business in Cranbrook, and suggest recommendations as to how those barriers could be removed. The Chamber responded by conducting a detailed survey among its membership, which was condensed into a number of common themes and recommendations. “It became clear to us that the level of understanding about what City departments do, and which City functions are in which departments, are less clear to business than they probably should be,” the survey notes summarized. “… There seems to be a sense that — in general — there is not a culture of being open to, and supportive of existing and new businesses.” Butler pointed out that there are almost 1,500 business licenses in Cranbrook, which generate 37 per cent of the city’s total tax revenues. In all, 295 businesses responded to the survey — 20 per cent — which the Chamber felt was a good rate of response, enough for a strong representative sample of the business community. Respondents were asked for feedback on doing business in Cranbrook, with a focus on municipal, provincial and federal government agencies. Butler pointed out that these types of surveys are often skewed towards the negative — those with negative experiences are more likely to respond that those with positive experiences. “This is about doing doing business in Cranbrook, not about the City of Cranbrook,” he stressed. He said that businesses fully understood issues like the in-

frastructure challenges. “One thing’s for sure — there are no magic bullets,” he added. Feedback to the survey was condensed to reveal a number of common themes: • The need to identify “retail gaps,” and aggressively seek out new businesses to fill those; • The need for the City and the business community to work together, to attract more business and drive the economic development strategy more aggressively; • To focus on and encourage new businesses in manufacturing, technology, service and value-added enterprises; • More focus on tourism; • Work to develop the College of the Rockies into a local university, and link its programs with the city’s economic development strategy; • Work to become a transportation hub for the trucking industry, based on Cranbrook’s location in the province; • More focus on alternative energy; • Develop a more robust “buy-local” program. As to removing barriers to business, the Chamber developed a number of proposed changes: • Develop an “open for business” culture in Cranbrook by creating higher levels of customer service both at City Hall and within the business community; • Ensuring taxes and fees are competitive with other communities, and conducting a review to determine how commercial property tax levels, DCCs and other fees stack up against other communities; • Pushing for the College of the Rockies to become a university, to make sure there are more qualified, trained individuals available for businesses to hire; • Making sure that the City’s economic development strategy —

which is halfway through its term, Butler said — is still relevant. “Is it being successfully implemented? How are we tracking its progress? How do we expand our tax base, not our taxes?” • Of particular note was the implementation of a business liaison position with the City of Cranbrook; an individual or entity to help entrepreneurs navigate the myriad processes of the City departments — “for folks particularly in the smaller businesses,” Butler said. “The mom and pop world.” The survey concluded with a number of recommendations for the City to implement: • Develop a training program for staff to ensure high levels of customer service, proper training for staff on city policies, and to educate the public on each department’s responsibilities; • Hire a business liaison to help businesses navigate to processes necessary to start or expand a business in the area; • Take a more ag-

gressive approach to the economic development strategy, focussing on specific areas where progress is possible, and having the City work in conjunction with the business community to help achieve strategic goals. Mayor and Council commented on the presentation. “There are number of points there that aren’t surprising,” Mayor Stetski said. “Our challenge is to find a way to get those changes implemented on the ground.”

Butler told Coun. Denise Pallesen in response to the question that the survey would have indeed costs about $30,000 had a professional survey company been hired. But the heavy lifting had been done by Chamber volunteers. Both Coun. Bob Whetham and Angus Davis agreed the collaborative approach between the City and business community would go a long way. To review the survey, go to

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had an evil, Ikea fornuft-wielding enormity of it all. I’ve been there, lost in the Ikea maze, monkey on one shoulder, and one in a shearling coat. One begging me simply wanting a lerberg or strala, but not to write, with tears in his little having to go all the way through just to get monkey eyes, lip a-tremble. The a single pluggis. I’ve been lost, I’ve found myself at the other monkey, red in colour, was jabbing child care centre, wonderat me, laughing maniacally, ing if I should just turn daring me to put my fingers myself in to the lost and to the keyboard to create found and hope my parthe column that was writents are less disoriented ing itself in my head. than I am and can locate It was nagging at me — Annalee me. begging for my satirical Grant I’ve been that hopeless sense of humour to rip it little monkey, staring out apart — with every wag of his shearling coat, that monkey named the window of Ikea, thinking to myself, Darwin made a vein throb in my forehead how did I get here? So when I make fun, I do so with a as I tried not to make fun at his expense. But there he was, wandering through sense of camaraderie. My sister and I pondered back and the Ikea in my famnig hjarta. I couldn’t help but joke about the now famous Ikea forth that shearling coat. Where did he get it? Who makes such a tiny coat? But then I monkey. So, dear readers, I apologize in ad- wondered even more, where the heck did vance at my seemingly uncaring attitude, this monkey come from in the first place? Was he shipped there from Sweden, but I care! I do care! I care so much I have where monkeys are just as rare as Canada, to laugh at the Ikea monkey! Because his little ordeal into the big along with a box of duktigs? The poor little city reflected a human race that insists on gaffer! Or was the monkey simply shopcapturing everything cute and making it a ping for a kvart to use while he lounges on household pet, when that little baby mon- his klappsta, perhaps browsing the Ikea key only wanted to chill out with mom- catalogue for more at-home design ideas? But then the update came in: Darwin ma-monkey in the jungle. I love animals. I really do. I feel sorry had been seized by Toronto officials, and for the little guy. He arrived at IKEA just the fun was over. I was working on a zinger like many of us do: terrified and lost at the involving a swinging monkey and a lova,

when I read the headlines and my lip began to tremble. Apparently the monkey may be infected with a dangerous form of herpes. He was put in a holding area where staff are only approaching him in gowns and respirators. This little monkey’s trials, found wandering sadly around IKEA — perhaps not satisfied with the knutstorps or sparsams — made a mockery of humans. Darwin the monkey had in fact proved Darwinism by his very existence in the city of Toronto wearing a diaper and a fashionable shearling coat after escaping from a crate in his owner’s vehicle. The owners, who had been in possession of the monkey for a mere five months, had been outsmarted by a monkey. The family has come out to say that they’re sad the monkey has been taken, but any person knows anthropoids can climb — leaving an animal in your SUV for long periods of time while you shop for cirkustalts is not conducive with pet ownership of any kind. As of Tuesday, the monkey had been put in an animal sanctuary, which really, is where a city-savvy monkey belongs. God speed, Darwin. The little monkey will surely spawn a fashion explosion of shearling coats, and hopefully more importantly (and seriously): an awareness to potential exotic pet owners to stick to a damn dog.

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For Auld Lang Syne


nother year is almost over, according to our Gregorian calendar, and soon it will be time to celebrate the New Year. Although New Year celebrations date back about 4,000 years to ancient Babylon it was in Roman times that the date moved to January 1 in honour of the pagan god Janus, whose two faces look both forward to the coming year and backwards to the year past. In Scotland New Year’s Eve is called Hogmanay, a word derived from one of several possible northern European languages, and until the 1950s it was a more important celebration than Christmas. Still is, in some parts. Many Scots still go ‘first footing’, bringing a piece of coal or black bun and a bottle of whisky for good luck to their neighbours soon after midnight. And, of course, we owe to the Scots bard Robbie Burns the now universal NYE song, ‘For Auld Lang Syne’. My most memorable NYE was spent in Scotland. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to celebrate it. Having lost our way on a hike over Ben Lomond in the snow, my girlfriend and I spent the night huddled in the fireplace of a ruined croft chimney just below the summit, watching the flashlights of a search party too far away to holler, waiting for dawn to light our way down. Sure would have welcomed a bottle of whisky that New Year’s Eve. Wednesday, December 12 A White Christmas Revue Green Door Productions will present ‘A White Christmas Revue’ this evening, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Green Door in the Kimberley Platzl. Directed by Tylene Turner, this dinner theatre revue features Elizabeth Adler, Elli Gillen, Trevor Lundy and Jay Toner with songs from the movie. A festive cocktail hour will be followed by a 4-course traditional Christmas dinner and a sing-along. Tickets are $40, available at the Snowdrift Café. For more information contact Green Door Catering Company on Facebook or email lizardzadler@ or call 250-427-7068. It’s A Wonderful Life Cranbrook Community Theatre ‘s production of the live radio show ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ continues at the Studio Stage Door tonight through Saturday, each evening at 8 p.m. Directed by Terry Miller the play features Jennifer Inglis, Peter Schalk, Sioban Staplin, Sean Swinwood, and David Popoff. Tickets are $13 CCT members/$15 non-member, available at Lotus Books or at the door if not sold out. Memory Tree The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society invites you to hang a snowflake on the upside-down Christmas tree or on the pet memory tree in the Tamarack Mall in memory of loved ones. Volunteers will be

there to help you today through Saturday. For more information call 250-417-2019 or 1-855-417-2019 or e-mail hospice1@telus. net. 3D Show At Artrageous An exhibition of pottery, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, wearable art, and other items continues at the Artrageous Gallery until January 5. Friday, December 14 Sculpting Christmas Ornaments The final class in the Creative Kids after school art program from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. today at Centre 64 will be on sculpting Christmas tree ornaments from fimo. For more information and to register call Christine at 250-427-4919 or email Saturday, December 15 Fort Steele Christmas Fun Christmas fun activities continue today and Eye on next Saturday, December entertainment 22, at Fort Steele Heritage Town with sleigh or wagon Mike rides, ice skating, lunch at Redfern the International Hotel, Father Christmas at the Lambi House for photo ops, and a bonfire, all between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fort Steele’s annual sleigh ride day follows on December 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. One Starry Night You are invited to enjoy ‘One Starry Night’ from 2 to 5 p.m. this afternoon at the Knox Church on 3rd Street South in Cranbrook. This is a re-creation of the first Christmas, including the Bethlehem marketplace where you can taste food typical of that era, the inn at Bethlehem where you can craft an item from that time, and King Herod’s temple in Jerusalem guarded by Roman soldiers. Admission is free. Tuck’s Troubadours Tonight Tuck’s Troubadours will be playing classic country at BJ’s Creekside Pub beginning around 7.30 p.m. Monday, December 17 Hiking the Grand Canyon The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library present their third travelogue of the season tonight at 7 p.m. in the lecture theatre at College of the Rockies when Gerry Warner will describe hiking the Grand Canyon. Admission is by donation. Live Outdoor Nativity The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints will present a Live Outdoor Nativity at the Cranbrook LDS Chapel on 2nd Street North this evening and tomorrow evening at 7 and 8 p.m. with a live donkey, sheep, youth actors and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It will be followed by Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and Christmas goodies.

Thursday, December 20 Highland Dance Recital The Royal Stewart Highland Dancers will host their annual Christmas Charity Recital this evening at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Inn Ballroom. Admission is by donation to the Salvation Army. For more information contact Jane at 2580-427-8757 or email Affordable Art Continuing until today at Key City Gallery is the annual Affordable Art show and sale in which all artworks are priced at $300 or less. Saturday, December 22 Christmas Gift Show The Christmas Gift Show in the Gallery at Centre 64 continues until today. It featuring a variety of beautiful artworks and crafted goods by Kimberley artists and artisans Darcy Wanuk, Helen Robertson, Virginia Anderson, Lori Joe, John and Julie Ough, and Kyla Richardson, along with Sandy Kunze of Galvanized Art Gallery, Wyndell, Julie Gibbs of Sandpiper Studio, Windermere, Shelley Soles of Golden and Andrea Revoy of Blue Moon Pottery, Creston. The show & sale is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and admission is free. Monday, December 31 Hollers Dance Party The Hollers will be playing for a dance party this New Year’s Eve at the Marysville Pub. Appetizers will be served all night and guests are invited to dress up for a black & white masquerade if they wish. Tickets are $30 each, $50 per couple, available in advance from the pub which has limited seating. Seniors Social Dance A New Year’s Eve Social dance will be held at the Seniors Hall tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight with music by The Pacemakers, Lyle, Ken and Duncan. Admission is $15, which includes a lunch. There will also be draws and prizes. For reservations call 250-489-2720 or 250-489-4442. Library Showcase The display for the month of December in the Cranbrook Public Library showcase is of handprints by Heather Buhler. Saturday, January 5 Banff Mountain Filmfest Wildsight presents the Banff Mountain Filmfest at Key City Theatre at 7.30 p.m. this evening. Tickets are $25, available from the KCT box-office (250-426-7006), all proceeds going to support Wildsight’s local educational projects. Contact Information To get your event publicized in Wednesday’s Eye on Entertainment e-mail information to by 10 a.m. the preceding Tuesday. Events will be listed up to four weeks in advance.

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UPCOMING BC Government Retired Employees Association, Rocky Mtn Branch, will be holding their Christmas luncheon meeting at the Bavarian Chalet, Sam Steele Rm, Dec. 12 at noon. Guest will be Santa. FMI contact Jack Selman, 489-5930. 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 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 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 Mount Baker Interact Club will be hosting an Amnesty International Write for Rights event on Thurs, Dec 13, 730 pm, - to raise awareness of four international cases of human rights violations. The night will end with a candlelight vigil recognizing the importance of international human rights. Donations will go towards the cost of sending the letters. 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. 2012 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 6:00-7:00 PM is sponsored by Knights of Columbus. The Royal Stewart Highland Dancers will host their annual Christmas Charity Recital on Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 pm at the Heritage Inn Ballroom. Admission is by donation with all funds going to the Salvation Army Cranbrook. FMI contact Jane at 2580427-8757 or email ( ONGOING Canadian Cancer Society- if you have spare time and would like to volunteer, interested applicants can call 250-4268916, drop by our office at #19-9th Avenue S, Cranbrook or go to and register as a volunteer. ICBL-Duplicate Bridge–Senior Center in Cranbrook. Mon & Wed 7pm, Thurs & Fri 1pm at Scout Hall, Marysville. Info: Maggie 250-417-2868. Tai Chi Moving Meditation every Wednesday 3-4 pm at Centre 64. Starts November 7th. Call Adele 250-427-1939. Cranbrook Phoenix Toastmasters meet every Thursday, noon - 1:00 Heritage Inn. Toastmasters teaches communication & leadership skills. Roberta 250-489-0174. Breast Cancer Support Group meets at McKim Middle School Library, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Contact: Daniela @ 427-2562. Super Christmas Bargains: New & next to new, warm clothing, footwear, small appliances, jewellery, Christmas decor galore! Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, 824 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook. 778-520-1981. The Cranbrook Skating Club is offering skating lessons for learners of all ages. Pre-CanSkate (for pre-schoolers), CanSkate (ages 4 & up), Intro-StarSkate (learn to figure skate), StarSkate (for advanced levels of figure skating), CanPowerSkate (skating skills for hockey players) and Adult lessons. Kathy Bates (Registrar) at 250-432-5562. Do you have 3 hours a week to give? Contact the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shops at 250-427-2503 (Brenda) or 250-427-1754 Gayle) for volunteer opportunities: cashiers, sorters, after hours cleaners. 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 Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. 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Appeals overturn NFL suspensions in bounty case BRE T T MARTEL Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — In a sharp rebuke to his successor’s handling of the NFL’s bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year. Tagliabue, who was appointed by Commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the appeals, still found that three of the players engaged in conduct detrimental to the league. He said they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays—including bone-jarring hits—that could merit fines. But he stressed that the team’s coaches were very much involved. The entire case, he said, “has been contam-

inated by the coaches and others in the Saints’ organization.’’ The team’s “coaches and managers led a deliberate, unprecedented and effective effort to obstruct the NFL’s investigation,’’ the ruling said. Tagliabue oversaw a second round of player appeals to the league in connection with the cash-for-hits program run by former defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams from 2009-2011. The players initially opposed his appointment. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma had been given a full-season suspension, while defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove each received shorter suspensions. Tagliabue cleared Fujita of conduct detrimental to the league.

Nadal confirms he’ll return to competitive tennis HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press

MADRID, Spain - Rafael Nadal is ready to return to competitive tennis, confirming Tuesday that he’ll play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month following a six-month break to recover from a knee injury. “Can’t wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month,” the 11-time Grand Slam champion said on his Facebook page and Twitter account. “I won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in 2010 and 2011 - would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!” The 26-year-old Nadal began practicing on a court in his hometown of Manacor on the island of Mallorca on Nov. 20 under the supervision of his uncle and coach Tony Nadal and a physiotherapist.

The Abu Dhabi tournament starts Dec. 27 and will feature a sixman field that also includes top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray of Britain. While Nadal had long been scheduled to play in the event, he was cautious in a radio interview last week about how quickly he could return to full fitness after such a long layoff. Nadal has not played since a stunning second-round loss to then 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon in June due to the partial tear of a tendon in his left knee. The injury denied Nadal an opportunity to defend the Olympic singles gold at the London Games and forced him to pull out of the U.S. Open and Spain’s Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic, which his teammates lost without him last month.



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Kelowna Rockets goaltender Jordan Cooke looks behind him as Kootenay Ice forward Collin Shirley lifts the puck into the top corner of the net during WHL action at Western Financial Place on Tuesday night.

Late goals spark Rockets over Ice TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

It looked as though the Rockets were ready to fizzle, before they blasted off Tuesday night at Western Financial Place. Down for 50 minutes of the game, Kelowna scored three unanswered goals in a 3-1 come from behind victory over the Kootenay Ice. Tyson Baillie scored twice as the Rockets earned a win on their first of a five-game road trip throughout the Central Division. The Ice, in turn, lost their second game in a row and will regroup before hitting the road themselves for four games to close out their schedule before the Christmas break. Wyatt Holfin stood in goal for the Ice, turning away 30 shots, while Jordan Cooke, who manned the crease for Kelowna, made 29 saves. Kootenay had five power play opportunities, scoring on only one, while the Rockets capitalized once in three chances on the man-advantage. It was a homecoming for Rockets’ head coach Ryan Huska, who was

born in Cranbrook and raised in Trail. It was also the first time former Ice player Dylen McKinlay returned to his old barn after getting traded to Kelowna following training camp in September. “I don’t think we played our style in the first two [periods], but the third—definitely that us,” said McKinlay, who was held pointless, but got into some fisticuffs with Austin Vetterl early in the game. “We’re a working team, don’t try to be too fancy but if we don’t work we’re not going to be successful.” Huska noted that his team seemed to get their feet under them in the final frame after a poor start. “We were really sluggish to start this game tonight, but I thought Kootenay played really well early on,” Huska said. “I thought we got our legs going as the game went on and for the first two periods, I don’t think we were normally the team we usually are. The third period, I thought we were better.” It was a scoreless first period, but both teams had their chances. Kelowna led the attack

with some early pressure but got into penalty trouble near the end of the period. Erik Benoit nearly put the Ice on the boards when he split the Kelowna defence and cut in all alone on Cooke, however, the puck slid just wide of the post after he deked out the opposing netminder.

“I don’t think we played our style in the first two [periods], but the third—definitely that’s us.” Dylen McKinlay Kelowna had their best chance when Carter Rigby drove to the net on a partial breakaway, however an Ice defenceman was able to get in the way and prevent a shot. Kootenay took the lead less than two minutes into the second period on the man-advantage, as Collin Shirley lifted the puck over Cooke just outside the crease. Hoflin kept cool inside the crease as the

Rockets worked to answer, even going full splits from post to post to make a succession of saves during a stint of heavy pressure by Kelowna. However, things crumbled for the Ice in the latter half of the final period. Tyson Baillie redirected a pass from the point while driving to the net on a Kelowna power play to pull even with 8:12 left in the game. Roughly 90 seconds later, Colten Martin collected the puck in the high slot and fired a low shot under Hoflin’s glove into the corner of the net. The Ice began gearing up for a big push in the final few minutes to look for the equalizer, but it was the Rockets who lit the goal lamp as Baillie got his second of the night after picking up his rebound on a wrap-around. Benoit couldn’t have bought a goal during the night, as he was robbed again on another breakaway by Cooke, who sprawled across the crease to get an arm on the Ice forward’s backhand.

Jaedon Descheneau also missed the net by a hair after taking a feed from a teammate on a shorthanded two-onnone rush to the net. The Ice were without defencemen Joey Leach (upper body) and Tanner Muth (upper body), while Brock Montgomery (upper body) was absent in the forward corps. Kelowna was missing star forward Colton Scissons, who is currently recovering from an injury, however, he would have been in Calgary at the national world junior selection camp if he was healthy, anyway. Kelowna’s management told McKinlay that there’d be high expectations on him when he arrived, and the overage forward has responded while playing alongside Colton Scissons and Myles Bell, as he is tied for third in points on the team, with 27. “It’s definitely easy when you got players of that calibre,” said McKinlay, “and I think our role is to lead by example and be those workers every night and obviously put some points up and help our team do anything to win.”

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Competition is open for Canada’s goalies at world juniors Donna Spencer Canadian Press

CALGARY — No goalie feels more pressure at the world junior hockey championship than Canada’s starter, says the man cultivating the next one. Ron Tugnutt is the Canadian team’s goaltending coach and has personally experienced that kind of pressure. In addition to a long NHL career, Tugnutt twice represented Canada at the men’s world championship. “There’s a lot more pressure on our goalie than on the other teams,’’ Tugnutt said Tuesday at selection camp in Calgary. When European teams win the semifinal, they’re thrilled at the prospect of “at least’’ a silver medal, but Canadian players aren’t interested in anything but gold, he explained. “When we win the semifinal game, we’re only thinking one thing,’’ Tugnutt added. With no incumbent from the previous world junior championship, a major subplot of selection camp in Calgary this week is who will be Canada’s starter, backup and alternate at the 2013 world junior championship starting Dec. 26 in

Ufa, Russia. In a new development, Canada will take a third goaltender as insurance against injury because of the travel time required to get to south-central Russia. Malcolm Subban of the Belleville Bulls, Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings, Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack and Jake Paterson of the Saginaw Spirit are the four invitees. There’s little time for them to impress head coach Steve Spott as the 23-player team will be finalized Thursday afternoon. Spott tried to dampen speculation that Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, has the inside track on the starting job because he plays on European-sized ice at Belleville’s Yardman Arena. After four years on North American ice, the world junior tournament returns to a surface four metres wider with just over a half-metre more space between the back of the net and the end boards. “Contrary to belief, there’s no starting job being given out, I can tell you guys that,’’ Spott told reporters Tuesday. “That’s going to be a re-

ally good subplot to this training camp, to see which guys we take over. That third goalie is a unique position. He may not see any action at all.’’ Tugnutt says Subban’s big-ice experience is one check mark in his favour.

“Contrary to popular belief, there’s no starting job being given out, I can tell you guys that. That’s going to be a really good subplot to this training camp, to see which guys we take over.” Steve Spott “I know myself as a goalie I struggled with the bigger ice,’’ Tugnutt said. ``I think it is an advantage for him just because it is a different visual. He sees it every day. But that’s not going to be the determining factor on what happens here.’’ Here’s a look at the four goaltenders invited: - Malcolm Subban: The six-foot-two, 201pound Toronto native

has some of the flamboyance of his older brother, according to Tugnutt. The first-round pick of the Boston Bruins posted a 15-7-3 record with Belleville. “He’s extremely athletic. You think you have an easy goal and it’s taken away,’’ Tugnutt said. - Laurent Brossoit: Calgary Flames draft pick led the Edmonton Oil Kings to a Western Hockey League championship last season. Fills the net at six foot three and 200 pounds and is 12-4-2-3 so far this season with the Oil Kings. “A big, strong physical kid who is great around his crease,’’ said Tugnutt. “He’s got all the tools necessary to make to the next level.’’ - Jordan Binnington: Owen Sound Attack goalie has moxie. When he was left off the junior team that played a summer series against Russia, Binnington told Tugnutt “you’re making a mistake.’’ The St. Louis Blues prospect had a strong start to the season with a 17-6-1-2 record and 2.07 goalsagainst average. - Jake Paterson: The lone 18-year-old in the bunch, Paterson plays behind a young Saginaw Spirit team and faces a lot of rubber. The De-

troit Red Wings draft pick lacks the international experience of the other three invitees. “From what I’ve heard, I’ve heard Malcolm is probably the No. 1 guy heading into camp, but I think it’s really up in the air as to which goalies are going to get selected to the team,’’ Paterson said. Like a CFL quarterback or the skip of a curling team, Canada’s goaltenders can get more blame and more credit than they deserve for the outcome a game. But there is a sense that goaltending has

been a weak link for Canada at the last three tournaments with silver in 2010 and 2011 and bronze this year in Alberta. Jake Allen was pulled in a loss to the U.S. in the 2010 final in Saskatoon. Mark Visentin gave up five goals to Russia in the third period of the 2011 final in Buffalo, N.Y., and Scott Wedgewood allowed four goals on 14 shots before leaving this year’s semifinal loss to Russia with an injury. Before alarms sound over the state of Canadian goaltending, Tugnutt

points out the U.S. also switched goaltenders in that 2010 championship game, as did the Russians in the semifinal in Calgary. “It seems like the other teams are pulling their goalies too,’’ he said. “Don’t tell me everyone else’s is better then ours. That’s not the case. “People lose sight that these guys are 18, 19 years old. They’re learning their way and they’re feeling more pressure than they’ve ever felt in their lifetime. Even the calmest of guys will struggle with that.’’

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HAMILTON, Ont. — George Cortez paid the price Tuesday for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ disappointing season as the CFL team has relieved him of his duties as head coach and director of football operations. The firing came just over a month after the Ticats wrapped up a disappointing 6-12 season. “After a thorough evaluation of our organization and our goals moving forward, we have determined that a change in direction is needed,’’ team president Scott Mitchell said in a release. “We want to thank coach Cortez for his contributions to the Tiger-Cats and wish him well in his future endeavours. “We will immediate-

ly begin the search for our new general manager and head coach.’’ Cortez said he was surprised by the news, but seemed to be taking his dismissal well when he talked to reporters Tuesday. “That’s the way things go,’’ he said. “We didn’t win enough games, and ultimately that’s what you’re judged on.’’ When asked if he would have done anything differently over his tenure in Hamilton, he relied dryly: “I would have won more games.’’ “I think we had a good plan of how we did things,’’ he added. “It was pretty much based on places I’d been in the past and how we’d done things successfully in the past, so I don’t do a lot of sec-

ond-guessing. Once you make a decision you move forward.’’ Cortez said he would like to return to coaching next year, possibly as an offensive co-ordinator. He said he hasn’t ruled out a return to the CFL’s head coaching ranks, but noted that as of right now job vacancies are hard to come by. “I know obviously there’s going to be a job in Ottawa in a year or two, but as of right now there’s no jobs out there,’’ he said. The Ticats also announced that Bob O’Billovich, the team’s vice-president of football operations, has been offered a position within the organization as a consultant to the president and the football operations staff.

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CHICAGO _ A man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison. Standing in orange jail clothes, his hands behind his back, 29-year-old Shaker Masri looked calm as a judge imposed the sentence for one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a terrorist group. ``That you were willing to die in harming others is extremely disturbing to this court,’’ U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman told him. ``There is a need to deter you, people such as Mr. Masri, from this type of behaviour.’’ Masri _ who was born in Alabama but has close family ties to Syria _ allegedly talked with an informant about killing a busload of U.S. soldiers and learning how to strap on a belt-full of explosives. He also allegedly spoke about ``heavenly rewards one would receive for martyrdom,’’ according to a government presentencing filing. ``Masri’s goal was to be a tool of indiscriminate murder,’’ the same filing said. Masri was arrested in August 2010 hours before he was scheduled to leave the country for a trip to Somalia, where he hoped to become a suicide bomber for al-Qaida and another terrorist group, al-Shabab, prosecutors have said. He had allegedly started talking to a confidential FBI informant of his plans a little more than two weeks before his arrest. After his arrest, investigators found a copy of Osama bin Ladin’s

“That you were willing to die in harming others is extremely disturbing to this court. There is a need to deter you, people such as Mr. Masri, from this type of behaviour.’’ U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman manifesto, ``The Declaration of War Against the Americans’’ on his computer as well as the book ``The Islamic Ruling on the Permissibility of Self-Sacrificial Operations: Suicide or Martyrdom?’’ Masri allegedly admired Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric believed to have inspired the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shootings and the attempted bombing of a jetliner approaching Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009. A U.S. drone attack killed al-Awlaki last year. Shaker did display emotion once Tuesday, interrupting and asking to speak when a prosecutor said he hadn’t renounced his ideology. But after huddling with his lawyers, he stayed quiet. Asked later if he had any remarks, he said politely, ``No thank you, your honour.’’ After his release from prison, Masri will be subject to 20 years of close supervision and monitoring, Coleman said. That will include restrictions on Internet access, she said. Masri’s mother, who had attended her son’s hearings, died recently, and no other relatives were in court Tuesday. Escorted

by U.S. marshals, Masri was allowed to visit his mother in the hospital in October before she died. He pleaded guilty to the one count as part of a July plea deal. His attorney, Thomas A. Durkin, said then that ``there comes a time when the government makes offers that are difficult to refuse in the light of the potential consequences.’’ The plea agreement suggested a prison term of just under 10 years, the term the judge imposed. She could have disagreed with that recommendation, though that would have voided the plea deal. Coleman noted Masri could have received a 15-year term. The judge said she accepted the lesser term for various reasons cited in the plea deal, including that Masri had spent much of his last two years in jail in solitary confinement and that his mother had recently died. She asked attorneys, however, why they had listed civil strife in Syria as another factor justifying a lesser sentence. ``Some of his family live in Syria and it’s an added stress factor ... stress about how his family is faring,’’ Joshua Dratel, another of Masri’s attorneys, told her. Leading up to Tuesday’s hearing, the defendant’s older brother sought to soften Masri’s image, sending a letter to the judge describing him as lively and kind, and as ``our neighbourhood’sfavourite boy’’ when they were growing up. ``Older people used to love chatting with him, because he had a wild imagination and would tell fantastic stories,’’ Anas Almasri wrote.

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CLEARWATER, B.C. — School officials and police in the small B.C. Interior town of Clearwater say the deaths of a man and his pregnant wife — both teachers — are a tragedy for the families of the victims, the school district and the community of just 5,000. Skye Buck and his wife Courtney, who were both 30, were killed Sunday when their car skidded off an icy patch of Highway 5 and plunged 30 metres down an embankment into the North Thompson River, north of Kamloops. Kamloops-Thompson School District Superintendent Terry Sullivan said the couple will be sorely missed. ``It’s a terrible tragedy and we are struggling now to extend the depths of our sympathy for the family (and) for the community,’’ he said. A friend of the couple, Lenka Moravcova, said Skye Buck had told her recently his wife was seven

Skye and Courtney Buck, both 30, are presumed dead after their vehicle skidded off Highway 5. months pregnant. ``He said that he’s expecting a little one shortly after Christmas in the New Year (and) we were joking that he should volunteer for the

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Davis Cup if they happen to have (the baby) in Vancouver, and he said it will be very difficult because they will have a newborn,’’ she said. Syke Buck was a basketball player who played professionally in Europe before becoming a math teacher at Clearwater Secondary. Courtney was a Grade 1 teacher at Raft River elementary school in the town. RCMP Constable Leslie Smith said the deaths have shocked the community. ``They were prominent, well known throughout the whole Clearwater community,and it’s just such a tragic event at this time, and the entire community of Clearwater is grieving.’’ Sullivan says a critical response team has been sent to Clearwater to help students and staff at the high school and elementary where the two taught. Skye Buck would have turned 31 on Tuesday.

Carly Rae Jepsen may be victim of hacking C ANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER — Charges have been laid in a high-profile harassment case in which the alleged target was believed to be Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Vancouver Police Department are not confirming that the case involves Jepsen, but said today it comes after officers received a report in March of the alleged harassment of a local, well-known celebrity. Police had said in July they were investigating Jepsen’s complaint of unauthorized use of a computer and theft of telecommunications, and that their

Carly Rae Jepsen probe had started in March. A Vancouver Police release says Abbotsford, B.C., resident Christopher David Long faces five charges, ranging from identity fraud to

possession of stolen property, fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, and unauthorized use of a computer. Police say the 25-year-old surrendered at the Abbotsford courthouse last Friday and has been released under several conditions, while awaiting a court date, Jan. 4, in that Fraser Valley city. The spokesman would not confirm a website’s claim that the matter involved the alleged theft of nude photos of the 27-year-old singer from Mission, famous for her number-one song ``Call Me, Maybe.’’

Chronic ship-source oil a greater risk to B.C. coast Dene Moore Canadian press

PRINCE RUPERT — Chronic, ship-source discharges of oily effluent pose a larger problem than large-scale catastrophic oil spills, lawyers for Nature Canada told the panel weighing the Northern Gateway pipeline. Chris Tollefson, lawyer for the non-profit conservation group, questioned a panel of company experts Monday — the opening day of the hearings in Prince Rupert, B.C. — about the company’s assessment of the project’s impacts on marine birds. Tollefson said the area that would be traversed by 220 oil tankers

annually is home to hundreds of at-risk species, including the endangered marbled murrelet, great blue heron, and black-footed albatross. ``The literature says that the cumulative effects of chronic oiling on marine birds is greater than the impact of catastrophic oil spills. Would you agree that that’s what the literature says,’’ Tollefson asked Jeff Green, who was responsible for the project’s environmental assessment for Enbridge. Such chronic, or “mystery’’ spills, can be as large as tanker spills, Green agreed, but they occur in different regions and in smaller volumes, and behave differently.

The growing awareness of the problem has resulted in a call for increased surveillance and enforcement of laws that prevent ship-source discharges, he said. ``So, yes, it is a problem. There’s absolutely no question it’s a problem: oil and birds are not a good combination,’’ Green said. But recreational boats, fishing vessels, urban runoff and sewage are sources of mystery oil, Green said, as well as natural seepage from offshore oil deposits in the Pacific. Authorized discharges are legally limited to an amount that does not have a significant impact on wildlife.

First Nations put economy ahead of land treaties C ANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA — Ten British Columbia First Nations have signed a deal they say puts economic development on their traditional lands ahead of land-claims treaty settlements. The Nanwakolas group of First Nations from northern Vancouver Island and B.C.’s mid-coast say the agreement renews a deal signed three years ago with the B.C. government to cut bureaucracy between aboriginals

and government when it comes to land and resource decisions. Nanwakolas Council Society spokesman Dallas Smith who attended a signing ceremony at the B.C. legislature, says the renewal agreement ensures smoother and faster approvals between government, First Nations and industry. He says the Nanwakolas are currently negotiating a memorandum agreement with the B.C. forest industry that includes, jobs, reve-

nues and protection of culturally significant sites. Aboriginal Relations Minister Ida Chong says the renewed deal streamlines sometimes difficult approval processes by permitting government and industry to negotiate directly with several First Nations at once. Smith says the Nanwakolas still believe in settling land-claims treaties but have chosen to explore development opportunities.

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2BDRM, 1 1/2 BATH Willow View apartment 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)3495306 or (250)489-8389, leave mess.

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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 3BDRM UNIT for rent, unfinished basement, partial new flooring, F/S, parking and front yard. No smoking-no pets. 1 year lease, $937./mo + utilities. 1308A 11th St S. Call 250-421-2590 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.

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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. Call Melanie 250-464-9900

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