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A fire broke out in the Platzl on Friday evening, December 28, 2012, totally destroying the Kootenay Cycle Works building. However, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the one building, although the neighbouring Gilded Goat building was reported to have smoke and water damage. The fire started at 5:47 p.m. and was believed to have begun in the basement. The owner of the business was in the building at the time, according to the RCMP. Eighteen firefighters were on the scene and nearby businesses and restaurants were evacuated. There were no injuries reported, though an ambulance remained on standby. RCMP were also on the scene to assist in crowd control.  The building, which was brick with wood interior, was completely gutted and only the back end was standing the next day. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Kimberley year in review; Part III C AROLYN GR ANT editor@dailybulletin.ca

September There were a lot of questions, and some anger, at a public meeting to update citizens on the progress of the Mark Creek flume project. The main source of contention was the removal of the St. Mary’s Avenue bridge, which the city will be replacing with a footbridge. The reasoning was that with the much wider span on the redesigned creek a new vehicle bridge would be prohibitively expensive. Mayor Ron McRae promised to work with residents of that area on other options, which could include another bridge further downstream. STARS air ambulance flew a Wasa boy to Calgary on September 2 after a sandbank collapsed on him at a Koocanusa campground. By year’s end the boy was back home and back in school. After a period out of cabinet, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett was named Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. RCMP in Cranbrook said they found 25 forged gas contracts. Businesses had contracts with Active Energy or Active Renewable Marketing with forged signatures from owners and employees. Kimberley announced a bid for the 2015 World Para-Alpine Ski Championships as those championships move to Canada for the first time. There was considerable optimism about the bid, but in the end it was awarded to Panorama. The City of Kimberley began an Investment Incentive Program which would allow businesses 100 per cent tax relief on increased assessment due to improvements. A further incentive is offered to anyone redeveloping a brownfield property. The East Kootenay Foundation for Health reached their million dollar goal in less than a year, meaning a new digital mammography unit will be headed to East Kootenay Regional

early in the new year. The Chief Administrative Officer of the RDEK, Lee-Ann Crane, was appointed by the province to sit on an independent panel to look into online voting. Bear sightings in Kimberley picked up considerably in September after a quiet summer. Four bears were put down in the first three weeks of the month. As always, attractants such as garbage were the main problem. The number of bears put down rose to ten by month’s end. The JCI Canadian National Convention was held in Kimberley in September and the Conference Centre and all the outdoor activities planned received rave reviews.

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Dr. Jane Goodall visited the East Kootenay to discuss her Roots And Shoots programs with local educators. She also spoke at a sold out event at Key City Theatre. A carjacking near Creston ended with a police shootout in Cranbrook on October 3. The male suspect was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was identified as Nicholas John Bullock and was charged with assault with a weapon, robber, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possession of stolen property, and possession of a weapon with a dangerous purpose. While attending the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, Mayor Ron McRae had a chance to speak with Minister of Environment Terry Lake about Kimberley’s ongoing deer problems. However, the message from the province was that there was no money available to help communities. The Cranbrook Hospice Society expanded into Kimberley, bringing hospice care back into the community. Two Kimberley Board members were found and more were being sought. Local company Story & Co. were awarded the contract to tell Kimberley’s story and develop the City’s brand.

Gray Creek Pass was re-opened after the Forest Service found the necessary funds to repair slides, which had kept the popular tourist route closed all summer. The Kimberley Project Society folded after raising funds for local projects since 1957. Their final bit of money, $2944, was handed over to the Kimberley and District Community Foundation. Kimberley’s Mike Honeyman, along with Cranbrook teammates qualified for the World Tough Mudder Race in New Jersey after a stellar showing in San Francisco. Canadian Rockies International Airport was wooing WestJet, hoping to snag the company’s new regional carrier into a Cranbrook stop. However, almost every airport of similar size in Western Canada was doing the same. No announcement had been made at year end. About 1700 hectares of Crown land to the north, west and south of Cranbrook could become Ktunaxa land if the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treat is signed. The treat reached an agreement in principle in October. If the treaty is signed, the Steeples mountain range would be given a Ktunaxa name.

November

Numerous cougar sightings had parents and pet owners on edge as November began. MADD Kimberley Cranbrook launched its first ever Red Ribbon campaign to raise awareness of issues around drinking and driving. At the same time the first provincial chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) was launched at Selkirk Secondary. After beginning the year with the backflip seen round the world, Josh Dueck was named in the top ten of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. An on line voting contest was launched. Dueck was up against other adventurers such as Felix Baumgartner, who broke the sound barrier with a free fall from space. Kimberley Summer Theatre announced an ambition season for 2013,

in which they will mount two productions; an eight performance run of the Wizard of Oz at McKim Theatre and a 22-performance run of another play at Centre 64. A new report said that people in southeast BC are dying from prescription opioid overdoses at the same rate that they are dying in drunk driving accidents. 21 people, almost two per month are dying from overdoses of prescribed opioids such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydromorphone and fentanyl. Cranbrook artist and spiritual visionary ManWoman died at the age of 74. The Kimberley Nature Park now has a 30 year license of occupation over the nature park lands after their new management plan was completed. See Page 4

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All kinds of people were bringing attention to Kimberley in 2012, including Matt Honeyman at the Tough Mudder races.

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An online survey was launched to poll Kimberley citizens on their thoughts on Kimberley’s story as the branding process got underway. A public meeting was also held. The Jumbo Glacier Resort will be incorporated on February 19, 2013 despite opposition from a number of different organizations. A Mayor and Council were appointed and the mayor will sit at the RDEK table, although will not yet have a vote. The Union of BC Municipalities had resolved in September that municipalities should have an elected mayor and council. Wildsight and the Ktunaxa vowed to continue the fight against the resort. Two local people, Peter Moody and Susan Bond, were attacked by a grizzly near Cherry Creek on LD Ranch Road. They were badly injured and flown to Calgary. Conservation Officers made the decision that the bears — and sow and cubs — would not be tracked and put down as the sow was protecting a deer kill and exhibiting normal behaviour. Coun. Jack Ratcliffe was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, recognizing his long years of public service.

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The Ktunaxa Nation Council marched with about 350 others through Cranbrook to protest the Jumbo decision. At the same time, other representatives of the Ktunaxa Nation delivered an application for judicial review of the decision in Victoria. The City undertook another count of the urban deer herd, although numbers were not available before year end. However, Kimberley, like most other municipalities experiencing deer issues, will wait for a decision in the Invermere court case before deciding whether to pursue another cull in 2013. Kimberley City Council decided not to purchase carbon offsets in a split vote. Under the Climate Action Charter, municipalities were to be carbon neutral by the end of 2012 or purchase offsets to make up for the extra greenhouse gas emissions. However, a majority of Kimberley Councillors voted that until an offset project could be found closer to home, they would put the money in a fund for future investment. Fines for feeding deer in Kimberley rose to a maximum of $500. It was part of ongoing implementation of the recommendations from the Urban Deer Advisory committee. The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce decided to focus more on business and less on tourism activities. In that spirit, they handed over duties at the Information Centre to Tourism Kimberley, who will lease the office space and provide tourist information. The Chamber will be looking for a storefront office and will hire a new manager. The Chamber will continue to run the JulyFest event under their contract with the City.

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Edge patrons sent a $500 gift to Jenna Homeniuk and her family this Christmas. Presenting the gift are Noweata, Shannon and Andy, accepting is family friend Janis Sawley.

Sport School going strong Another successful year for innovative program Jerry Bancks For the Bulletin

The Selkirk Sport School Hockey Program is once again enjoying an extremely productive year. Currently we have 39 students involved in the program. The majority of the students involved are local, however due to the popularity of the program we have 14 students from out of our area. I am pleased to

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the elite levels of hockey. The strength of this program lies in the quality of leadership demonstrated by the older students. We are blessed this year to have an outstanding leadership group who illustrate

daily how it is done in our program. The consistent strong work ethic these students bring daily raises the level of play for the younger players who share the ice with them. The students in-

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2012: The year in music BARRY COULTER

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he 2012 just passed has been a fraught year, charged with happenings. If you’ve been reading our year in review features in the Bulletin and Townsman, you can see there have been few dull moments. It’s possible that a year filled with news both good and bad always mirrors our personal and interior lives. If we’re all feeling topsy turvy, no wonder the world around us, at home and abroad, seems filled with upheaval. In any case, so long, 2012. I would hope 2013 will be a peace and love year, but somehow I think it will be cut from the same cloth as its predecessor. But enough of that talk. If 2013 is going to be throwing the same stuff at us as 2012, then it won’t be all bad. For me, the year just passing has been a year full of great music, one of the best in a long time. The breadth and depth of musical talent in the Cranbrook and Kimberley area never ceases to amaze me. What seems to be perennially lacking are the venues for these musicians to express themselves properly in front of audiences. But we manage to make do as best we can. For example, there have been some stellar evenings at the Homegrown and Locals coffeehouses this year, with newcomers and familiar faces giving remarkable and varied performances. Perhaps the new year will bring about another renaissance like the advent of the Kootenay Association of Musical Performers (KAMP) of a couple of years ago (maybe I should put my money where my mouth is and get involved in helping organize. What? Me put my money where my mouth is? What?). 2012 brought us some great musical events that must be noted. In March, the Nelson-produced opera Khaos, a retelling

of the Persephone myth, was premiered in Nelson and Cranbrook, with the accompaniment by the Symphony of the Kootenays. Live opera in Cranbrook — yes, please! The Symphony of the Kootenays itself came close to the brink of dissolution, but brave citizens stepped forward to help save this unique local institution. The Symphony is taking a year off, but will be back in late 2013 with a new, interesting direction. Jeff Faraghar will be taking over as music director — get your season tickets now. April was busy. Country Music sensation Johnny Reid packed them in at the Rec Plex, and two other Canadian acts of great talent (whose acclaim should be way greater than it is) played smaller venues — Cara Luft at St. Eugene Mission and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson) played the Key City Theatre. The legendary Steve Earle graced us with his presence at the Key City Theatre at the end of May. Bob Dylan’s appearance at the Rec Plex in August was certainly historic (as far as we’re concerned anyway). His concert also started a bit of trend for lining up all night outside the box office for tickets, which is a fine and healthy thing to do. Sloan, one of Canada’s greatest alternative rock bands, hit the stage of the KCT in September, and old friend Michelle Wright followed in October, on a tour celebrating her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Key City Theatre also hosted Alison Brown, a virtuoso, jazz-inflected banjo player and her quartet, and the very next night “Hip Hop” violinist Lindsey Stirling instilled the musical fire in hundreds of kids and adults. I bet the interest in playing the violin skyrocketed in Cranbrook. And here’s a shout-out to another unique local

institution, the Cranbrook Violin Club, started by Kim Lutz. In a decade’s time, Cranbrook is going to be renowned as a hotbed of violin players, mark my words. Speaking of shout-outs, I would feel remiss if I didn’t mention my friends in the West Kootenay, particularly the Royal Hotel in Nelson, which has been converted to superb live music venue. I saw two fantastic performances there this year, David Lindley and Maria Muldaur, and each time I went to the Royal I thought how that style of venue could benefit Cranbrook. Perhaps that day is near. I’ve neglected to mention a lot: The advent of the Good Ol’ Goats, the great work coming out of the schools and EKMTA, the coffeehouses, the jam sessions. Watch these pages in 2013. We’ll do our best to keep you up to date. If 2013 is going present us with challenges, it’s also promising us more musical highlights, and right off the bat too. The Beannick concert series starts January 12, at the Studio Stage Door, with Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. This subscription concert series, now entering its fourth season, sells out every year. The Tragically Hip kick off a Canadian tour at the Rec Plex January 19. I can’t wait for the next mega act to come so I can line up all night for tickets. I wonder who it will be! That show, sorry to say, is sold out. Dean Brody, formerly of Jaffray, who was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in 2012, will be helping set the right tone to 2013 with two shows at the Key City Theatre, January 27 and 28. Sorry to say, sold out. Must be a hunger for music in Cranbrook. Must be a hunger for music. Must be a hunger for venues. If 2013 turns out to be anything at all like 2012 was musically, I think we can survive whatever else it throws at us.


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Reconstructing Middle Earth What’s Up?

“This thing all things devours / Birds, beasts, trees, flowers / Gnaws iron, bites steel / Grinds hard stones to meal / Slays king, ruins town / And beats high mountain down.”

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his poetic riddle (the answer is ‘time’) appears in chapter five of “The Hobbit.” Written by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937, this ‘Riddles in the Dark’ episode remains the most famous scene Tolkien ever wrote. In it, the hobbit of the book’s title enters a riddle contest with the creature Gollum, literally playing for his life. This contest was no mere fictional devise, but was deeply rooted in something that was lost. “The Hobbit” contains creatures such as dwarves, trolls, goblins, elves, and dragons — most of which is familiar to most readers, being of the same order as the ones found in “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” and “Mother Goose.” Yet something was extremely different. Although the fairy tale creatures looked to belong to the same enchanted world, they all remained very much detached from one another. Snow White’s dwarves are entirely different than the dwarf in Rumpelstiltskin. Fairy tales had no continuity which would indicate a shared universe. Tolkien was a professor of Old and Middle English at Oxford, but his main occupation was philology — the study of the historical sources of words. As a philologist, Tolkien noticed the word ‘dwarf’ in English was ‘zwerg’ in Old English and

Modern German, ‘dwerg’ in Dutch, and ‘dverg’ in Old Norse. The similarities clearly indicated that the word was older than any fairy tale, and that they did indeed come from a shared mythological world sometime in Europe’s past. Using philology, one could work backward — say from the dwarf in Rumpelstiltskin — and find the original source amongst ancient texts. Sadly, by the time this occurred to anyone, it was already too late. The origins of these stories only survive in bits and fragments. The Grimms did their best to record BOOKNOTES German folk tales in the Mike Selby 1800s, but by then much was already lost. And unlike the Grimm Brothers, Tolkien could not collect the folklore and myths of England. There weren’t any. The Norman invasion of 1066 included the destruction of all vernacular literature. English myths, English legends, and English fairy-stories no longer existed. A few fragments gave hints at what was once, such as Beowulf (which contained orcs, elves, giants, and demons), but anything else has been lost. So in “The Hobbit,” Tolkien began to reconstruct this lost world of English mythology. Using philology, which is incredibly precise, he was able to reconstruct ‘Midgard’ — the mythological universe found in Norse, Germanic, and Old English literature. In modern English ‘Midgard’ means ‘Middle Earth.’ And it was this world where he set his story in “The Hobbit.” But by doing so he was left was prob-

lem: Middle Earth was so unlike anything else, Tolkien felt it would be too bewildering for modern readers. His solution was Bilbo Baggins. Now Bilbo — the hobbit of “The Hobbit,” in no way belongs in Middle Earth. He smokes tobacco, receives mail, has his food delivered, and is unable understand birds or even hoot like an owl. He doesn’t want to fight battles, or sleep on the ground, or be away from the comforts of home. What the dwarves see as weaknesses happen to be the exact ones of the modern reader. The riddle contest first mentioned above exemplifies this point. Gollum’s riddles are archaic and old, dark and horrible; Bilbo’s are modern, light and humorous. And yet, both perfectly understood each other. What this meant, and what Tolkien was crucially trying to drive home, was that Bilbo (and the reader) belongs in Middle Earth after all. (Gollum’s riddles are found in the “Codex Exoniensis,” an ancient book of poetry donated to England’s Exeter Cathedral Library in 1072 by a travelling bishop. It contains over 100 pages of Old English poetry (the largest surviving collection to date), and a series of riddles, providing a priceless glimpse into the vanished Anglo-Saxon world. Not everyone thought this book to be priceless — it was used as a breadboard to cut cheese with, a beer coaster, and someone used it to stamp out a fire). Mike Selby is Reference Librarian at the Cranbrook Public Library

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keep a mental list of the 10 coolest things I’ve ever done as a journalist. Number one always has been, and always will be, the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, which I did in 2010. That one will never be topped, unless I get to like, go to the moon and report with my feet firmly planted in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps. That would be pretty cool. This year I added to that list more than once. My first addition was a week in April when it seemed like all hell broke loose. This started with a jolt awake on a morning off when I heard the following on the phone outside my bedroom: “The whole block is gone? Oh no, Annalee just brought her camera in there.” Was I ever awake. I jumped out of bed and sped down to Cranbrook and headed immediately for the Baker Street fire scene, with my trusty spare camera body in tow. I had broken my beloved DSLR the week earlier, and brought it in to Brian Clarkson at Cranbrook Photo to be sent off to Canon. The entire drive I envisioned my favourite camera store reduced to a pile of rubble, my melted camera somewhere within the gloom. But when I got there, Cranbrook Photo had survived. I was relieved, but then immediately stunned by the destruction. I felt stupid for freaking out about my camera when people had lost their homes and livelihoods. That day I spent circling the scene, taking photo after photo, interviewing those affected, and learning more about Cran-

brook. Everyone had some sort of connection to those buildings. I remember staring over the debris and thinking about how beautiful the mountains looked through the arches and the lingering smoke. Later that day, I found out Kimberley was flooding and that the Bulletin needAnnalee ed help with the coverage – and off I went from one exGrant treme to the other without any time to change my shoes. I sloshed around Morrison Sub all afternoon and into the evening, again with my trusty second camera in hand. I was struck by the humour the residents showed. I remember laughing with one woman whose basement was flooded. She brought a chalkboard out onto her lawn and scrawled: “Morrison Sub waterfront property,” and a price. Then there was the man canoeing down the street, and the residents banding together and hauling sandbags. That was a day I won’t soon forget. I crawled into bed that night exhausted, with dreams of water and licking flames. Another addition to my list was the recent feature I did on the CASARA training. I never did get to fly, but listening to Mean Jean Tremblay talk about his life was more than enough to keep a curious journalist occupied. Then we got to go inside the aircraft and I wondered how this massive plane loaded with military gear ever took off, let alone in 1,200 feet. Another cool thing I did this year was covering the NORAM races at the Kimber-

ley Alpine Resort. I immediately add any events to my list that I get to ski to. It was incredible to see Josh Dueck do what he does best – ski. I remember the crazy determined look on his face when he swept down the hill and got about five feet of air. I also remember getting yelled at by security so I could get a little closer for my shot of Josh. Then, during a break I realized I had to leave. Security escorted us down – down the race track. Now, I can ski but I am not what one calls a triple black diamond enthusiast. I was so nervous that I’d put ruts in the track, or destroy the blue outline or fall and tumble down the hill with all the racers at the bottom watching. That made me ski like a beginner, repeating to myself in my head: “If you french fry when you’re supposed to pizza, you’re gonna have a bad time.” I did fall, hard. And it was on such a steep section that I slid in a heap all the way down with my camera on my back, sacrificing my body to save my equipment (I’ve had to do that more than once). I arrived at the bottom of the run, snowy and wet. I remember saying goodbye to our sports editor, Trevor Crawley, and zipping away like nothing happened. I was suddenly french frying like I’d never even pizza’d before. It’s funny how you talk yourself into sucking at the things you’re actually quite good at. Here’s to a great 2012, and looking forward to expanding my list past 10 next year. Annalee Grant is a reporter at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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UPCOMING SOCIAL DANCE will be held at the Seniors Hall on New Year’s Eve to the music of Lyle, Ken and Duncan – The Pacemaker’s. Welcome in the New Year with family and friends from 8 pm to midnight. Admission includes a Lunch, Draws and Prizes. RSVP 250-489-2720 or 250-489-4442. 2013 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, January 2nd, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Kimberley Health-Care Auxiliary. Wildsight presents the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Key City Theatre on Saturday, Jan 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets at Key City boxoffice 250-426-7006. All proceeds go to support Wildsight’s local educational projects. ONGOING ESL: CBAL hosts Conversation Cafe Tues 7-9pm, morning class Wed 10am-12noon & Evening class Wed 7pm-9pm. All sessions held at CBAL office 19 9th Ave S (next to the radio station). Childcare upon request. All programs are FREE. FMI: Bruce 250-919-2766 or khough@cbal.org The Compassionate Friends meet 2nd Tuesday each month at 4:00pm at the East Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral Boardroom (in the Baker Street Mall parking lot) Info: call Laura @ 250 489-1000/Diane @ 250 489-0154 Do you have the desire to stop eating compulsively? OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (a 12-Step Program) meets Tuesdays from 7-8 pm at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12 S. S., downstairs. Contact: cranbrookoa@hotmail.com. The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “The Quality Of Life” for all seniors. To become a member contact Ernie Bayer, ph 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, email ecbayer@shaw.ca. The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society seeks volunteers to help us provide services to persons at the end of life and their families. Training is provided. Call 250-417-2019, Toll Free 1-855-417-2019 if interested. Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild hold their meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:15 pm upstairs in Seniors Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. All skill levels welcome. FMI Betty 250-489-1498 or June 250-426-8817. 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. Curling is Monday and Wednesday afternoons, upstairs in the Curling Rink. Info: Dave at 250-426-5387. Cranbrook Senior Centre, Branch 11 holding their meetings every third Thursday a month. 1:30pm at the hall. We always welcome new members. Play and Learn Parenting/Literacy Program – 8 week registered program for parents with preschool children with a facilitated play and activity component for children. Kimberley Early Learning Centre Kim 250-427-4468. StrongStart BC - FREE family drop-in program for preschoolaged children accompanied by a parent. Kimberley Early Learning Centre. Activities include circle time, play centers, nutritious snack and active play. Monday 9 - 12, Tuesday 9 - 12, Thursday 9 – 12, Friday 9 - 12. Gina 250-427-5309. Treehouse—Families with children 5 & under are invited to come play. Free drop-in program in gym of Kimberley Early Learning Centre. Transportation avail. Tuesdays, 9:00 - 12:00. Diana 250-427-0716. 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 www.fightwithus.ca 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. 1911.toastmastersclubs.org. Breast Cancer Support Group meets at McKim Middle School Library, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Contact: Daniela @ 427-2562. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. This column is intended for the use of clubs and non-profit organizations to publicize their coming events — provided the following requirements are met: • Notices will be accepted two weeks prior to the event. • All notices must be emailed, faxed or dropped off in person. No telephone calls please. • NOTICES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 30 WORDS. • Only one notice per week from any one club or organization. • All notices must be received by the Thursday prior to publication • There is no guarantee of publication. Notices will run subject to space limitations.

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Nitros, Ghostriders each take a game on home ice TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Home is where the heart is. At least, that’s where the wins came from this weekend, as the Nitros and Ghostriders traded wins on home ice in Kimberley and Fernie on Saturday and Sunday. The Dynamiters earned a 5-3 decision at the Civic Centre on Saturday evening, but dropped a 5-2 decision at the Memorial Arena in Fernie on Sunday night. The Nitros have slipped to third place in the Eddie Mountain Division, six points behind the Ghostriders and the Golden Rockets, both of which are tied up and slugging it out for first place. Anthony Gardner kicked things off for the ‘Riders on Saturday, grabbing a first period lead before the Dynamiters evened things up on a shorthanded effort from Eric Buckley in the following frame. Sam Nigg put the Nitros ahead halfway through the period, for a 2-1 lead going into the final 20 minutes. Fernie scored twice from Joel Burgess and Jared Potter to tie the game and take the lead, however, Kimberley roared back with three unanswered goals. Corson Johnstone drew it back to a draw, before Dylan Sibbald retook the Nitro lead, with Nigg scoring again for added insurance. Pierce Dushenko

stood in net for Fernie, stopping 25 shots while Matthew Mitchell manned the crease for the Nitros, stopping 38 pucks. Both teams had 11 opportunities on the power play; Kimberley capitalized once on Niggs first goal, while Fernie was shut out on all of their chances.

Dylan Rota led the way for the ‘Riders on Sunday evening, scoring a hat trick, including the final empty netter that put the game out of reach for the Nitros at the end of the third period. Despite the loss, Kimberley opened the scoring on the man-advantage off a goal from Nigg. Two minutes later, the ‘Riders pulled even when Rota got his first of the game. Fernie shut the Dynamiters out in the second period, while lighting the goal lamp twice from Josh McKissock and Rota. Derek Chudyk made it 4-1 in the latter half of the final period for Fernie, before Nigg responded again for the Nitros. However, a comeback fell short and Rota completed his hat trick with an empty net goal in the dying seconds.

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Ice split weekend with Chiefs Visiting teams come out on top as Kootenay and Spokane trade wins while hitting the road TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The road was kind to the visiting teams over the weekend, as the Spokane Chiefs came into Cranbrook and stole a win on Friday, before the Ice took some revenge the following night in Washington state. Todd Fiddler scored the game’s only goal in the second period on Friday, as the Chiefs shut out the Ice 1-0, however, an explosive second half of Saturday’s game put the Ice up 7-3 on Spokane to complete the home and home series. Though the Ice won on the road, they had plenty of opportunities to win at home, but Chiefs netminder Eric Williams managed to stay perfect with 29 saves. Mackenzie Skapski was equally brilliant with 24 stops—and the main reason why it was only a one-goal game— however, Fiddler’s goal late in the middle frame proved to be enough for Spokane’s win. “I thought we had

our chances, we had lots of scoring chances, we just couldn’t put the puck in the net,” said Joey Leach, who returned to the bench on Friday after recovering from injury. “We gave up one goal—they’re a pretty good offensive team. I thought we played well in our zone, just one brain fart, and it’s in the back of our net.” Brock Montgomery and Tanner Muth also made a return to the bench after recovering from upper body injuries, while Collin Shirley was absent, as he is off playing in the World U17 Hockey Challenge in Quebec. Though it was only a one-goal game, the Ice had plenty of chances to get on the board, including a two-man advantage for 1:11 in the second period. “He made some nice saves, but we had him down and out a few times and you got to be able to put the puck in the net and get the puck up,” said Leach. Spokane failed to to score in two power play

opportunities, while the Ice never capitalized in four chances. It was a much different game the following night, as Levi Cable broke a tie early in the second period, which was followed by four consecutive markers as Kootenay ran away with the game. It was shot for shot in the first 25 minutes of the affair, as both teams traded a trio of goals, before the Ice took control of the game in the latter half of the second period. Erik Benoit opened the scoring for Kootenay, but Fiddler responded five minutes later. Austin Vetterl put the Ice back in the lead, but Dylan Walchuk pulled Spokane even again. The Chiefs briefly pulled ahead early in the second period on another goal from Fiddler, however, Reinhart brought the game back to a tie on a powerplay. Levi Cable put Kootenay back in the lead 10 minutes later, and Tanner Faith scored his first career WHL goal to

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few games in hand against their closest opponents in the rankings. The Ice return to home action on Monday evening for a New Years Eve game against the Calgary Hitmen. Game time is a little earlier than usual, with a 5 p.m. face-off at Western Financial Place.

Subban sharp as Canada downs U.S. 2-1 DONNA SPENCER Canadian Press

UFA, Russia—Malcolm Subban stepped up for Canada in a big way on Sunday. The goaltender made 36 saves as the Canadians defeated the United States 2-1 to stay perfect after three games at the world junior hockey championship. Subban, who plays for the OHL’s Belleville Bulls, made a number of game-saving and game-changing stops. Coming into the tournament, there were questions about his concentration after he yielded questionable goals during selection camp and pre-camp, as well as his propensity to give up long rebounds. The 19-year-old put those questions to rest against the Americans and reinforced both his

confidence and his teammates’ faith as Canada moves towards the medal round. ``We needed that,’’ Canadian coach Steve Spott said. ``You have to have elite goaltending to win this tournament. We’ve seen it over the last number of years that you need your goaltender to be your best penalty killer and certainly he was tonight.’’ Subban didn’t play badly in wins over Germany and Slovakia, in which he allowed three goals on 28 shots in each. But the Boston Bruins prospect stepped up his game against the U.S. for his best of the tournament so far. “No one deserves it more than him,’’ Canadian forward Ryan Strome said. ``He proved a lot of people wrong. We knew he had it in him.’’

Strome and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored goals for Canada, whose biggest game of the preliminary round now looms Monday against host Russia. The battle of the unbeaten teams will determine which country tops Pool B and gets the bye to the semifinal. The loser must advance to the semifinal via a

quarter-final win. Canada sits first in the group at 3-0 with nine points, followed by Russia at 2-0-1 with eight. The U.S. and Slovakia, both with a win and three points apiece, meet Monday to determine the group’s third playoff team. Defending champion Sweden tops Pool A with eight points, fol-

lowed by the Czech Republic with six and Finland and Switzerland tied with five heading into the final day of preliminary-round games. Defenceman Jacob Trouba scored for the Americans. John Gibson, who plays for Spott’s Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, made it a goaltender’s duel with 30 saves

Oilers teammates set to clash DONNA SPENCER Canadian Press

UFA, Russia—They were the first players selected in the last two NHL drafts by the same club, but the first time Canada’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Russia’s Nail Yakupov step on the ice together, they’ll be combatants. The captains of their respective countries at

the world junior hockey championship provide an intriguing and unusual subplot to what is already billed as the biggest game of the preliminary round. The winner of Monday’s meeting will top Pool B and gain a bye to the semifinal, while the loser must advance via a quarter-final. The other prominent storyline is

which of the Edmonton Oilers’ prized prospects can lead their country to an advantageous playoff position. “I haven’t seen him play live yet so I’m excited about that,’’ Nugent-Hopkins said of the Russian earlier this week. “Obviously he’s a special player and I look forward to playing with him in a couple of years.’’


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Defending Superbowl champions eliminated from playoffs Tom C anavan Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. —Justin Tuck called it a funny year. He and his New York Giants teammates weren’t laughing. There will be no repeat championship for the Giants, not even a playoff berth. A 9-7 season wasn’t good enough this time around. The Giants saw their playoff hopes end Sunday, minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24. “It happens that way,’’ Tuck said after the Giants rebounded from two bad losses and routed the Eagles in what might have been Andy Reid’s final game at coach. “I’ve been 10-6 and not made the playoffs. You’ve got to win the ones you’re supposed to. That’s why the division games mean so much. If we’d won the division games, we’d still be in the driver’s seat.’’

Instead, they are headed home early. “We are certainly disappointed we are not in the playoffs,’’ coach Tom Coughlin said after New York missed the post-season for the third time in four years. “Our goal was certainly to be there. Our goal was to win the division. We didn’t do that either. We won nine games and there is no way anyone can talk us out of that. We do have the nine wins, but it’s not good enough.’’ A year ago it was. The Giants won their last two games in 2011 to get into the playoffs, and finished the season with six straight wins in earning their second NFL title in five seasons. This marks the seventh straight season the Super Bowl champion has failed to win a playoff game the following year. Moments after finishing his worst season with the Eagles (4-12), Reid said he would like

to return for the final year of a contract that will pay him $6 million next year. Reid expects to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie on Monday. “I’ve been doing it a long time. I have respect for Jeff Lurie. I go in eyes wide open,’’ Reid said. “Either way, I understand. Whatever he chooses will be the right thing. He always does things for the best interests of the Eagles.’’ Eli Manning did his part to keep the Giants in the chase with a career-best five touchdown passes. Fans who stuck around were chanting “Let’s Go Lions’’ as the final moments ticked off in the Chicago-Detroit game. “It hurts,’’ said Manning, who finished 13 of 21 for 208 yards and no interceptions. “Each year you want to make the playoffs to give yourself an opportunity to win a championship; 9-7 last year was good enough. It wasn’t good enough this year and we knew it wouldn’t be.’’

After going 6-2, they lost five of eight, including two games by a combined 67-14 to playoff-bound Atlanta and Baltimore. “The first thing is you don’t ever rely on anybody else in this business,’’ said Coughlin. “You’ve got to take care of your own business. We certainly had our chances. That will be the No. 1 thing I’ll

talk to the team about.’’ Manning woke up the offence with touchdown passes of 3 and 38 yards to rookie Rueben Randle, a 15-yarder to David Wilson and a 24-yarder to Victor Cruz just before halftime for a 35-7 lead. He’s the first Giant to throw five TD passes in a game since Phil Simms in 1980. His fifth score was a 1-yard pass

to fullback Henry Hynoski in the fourth quarter. Ahmad Bradshaw, who rushed for 107 yards and passed the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career, also scored on a 1-yard run. Starting for the first time since a concussion against Dallas in early November, Michael Vick threw a 7-yard

touchdown to Jeremy Maclin. Vick finished 19 of 35 for 197 yards and one interception before being replaced by Trent Edwards. The Eagles had hoped to send Reid out on a positive note, but they played poorly. “We came, we stunk it up and we lost,’’ defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. “It was terrible. No heart.’’

Peterson tops 2,000 yards, 7th in NFL history Jon Kr awcz ynski Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s remarkable comeback season now has a magic number to punctuate it. Peterson became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, plowing through the Green Bay Packers for a 20-yard gain that put him over the top in the third quarter Sunday. Peterson entered the game needing 102 yards to join O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Jamal

Lewis and Chris Johnson in the 2,000-yard club. Peterson is the only one to do it after reconstructive knee surgery. Dickerson’s single-season record of 2,105 yards set in 1984 isn’t far out of reach, either. Peterson needed 208 yards when the day began, and was 64 yard away as the fourth quarter approached. The Vikings punted a few plays after Peterson’s big run, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation when the achievement was announced.

Peterson took it all in stride, waving politely, but otherwise not making anything special out of it in a game the Vikings needed to win to make the playoffs. He simply didn’t have time to reflect on the long, arduous path it took for him to get there after tearing the ACL in his left knee. It was only last December when Peterson crumpled to the turf in Washington, two ligaments torn, leaving many to wonder if his career would ever be the

same. Well, it hasn’t been. Peterson vowed from the very beginning to return better than ever from an injury that has ended the careers of so many before him. There weren’t many believers, including in his own locker room. But a combination of uncommon genetics, unshakable determination and a smart rehabilitation plan from Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman had Peterson back in the starting lineup on opening day.


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Make it a night to reMeMber— not a night to forget. Alcohol and drugs impair driving ability in many ways Millions of people die each year due to alcohol- and drug-related motor vehicle accidents. Many people simply do not realize how much alcohol and drugs affect one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Many more may mistakenly feel they won’t be among the many people who cause injuries to themselves or others when operating a vehicle in an impaired state. Drugs, whether they are illegal or legal, can impair a person’s motor skills, leading to accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 30 people in the United States die each day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. That equates to 1 death every 48 minutes. Many other accidents and fatalities can be traced back to other substances, whether legal or illegal. Using drugs such as marijuana and cocaine can be linked to roughly 20 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths in the United States. Compounding the problem is that these drugs are often used in conjunction with alcohol. MADD Canada estimates that a minimum of 1,074 fatalities in 2009 could be attributed to impairmentrelated driving in that country. Moreover, it is also estimated that 63,338 were injured in alcohol- and drug-related crashes the same year.

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Aliens and oil tankers: A 2012 B.C. news quiz The news affecting B.C. in 2012 sometimes seemed too bizarre to be believed. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek holiday news quiz compiled by Black Press Metro Vancouver reporter Jeff Nagel. 1. Which invasive species did NOT give Lower Mainland authorities concern in 2012: A. Skin-burning giant hogweed B. Walking, gobbling snakehead fish C. Concrete-busting Japanese knotweed D. Lake-clogging zebra mussels 2. Justice Bruce Cohen’s inquiry found no single culprit for the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon, but he did call for measures to reduce the risks from: A. Ocean-based fish farms B. First Nations poaching C. Sewage pollution from Metro Vancouver and Victoria D. Predatory fish like barracuda migrating further north 3. BC Lottery Corp. pushed for reforms

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allowing: A. 1,000% increase in online betting limits B. Single-event sports betting C. Betting your car at B.C. casinos D. Betting on elections, wars and which religion is best 4. Fraser Health embarked on an intensive cleaning of hospitals after an outbreak of: A. Scabies B. C. difficile C. Whooping cough D. Norovirus 5. TransLink shelved plans to build: A. Gondola up to SFU B. Funicular tramway in White Rock to carry beach-goers up and down the hill C. Deluxe SkyTrain cars with bar service for premium high-end bookings D. Adventure zip line across the Fraser River under the Golden Ears Bridge 6. David Black, owner of this newspaper, announced plans in August to build a: A. Space station

B. Pulp and paper mill C. Oil refinery D. Insane asylum for reporters 7. Metro Vancouver enacted new regulations to control: A. Urban raccoons and coyotes B. Grease dumped down drains C. The use of shark fins in restaurants D. Jet skis off beaches in regional parks 8. Dilbit is: A. An Indian salty snack that was recalled by its Surrey manufacturer. B. A grade of paving aggregate used by engineers on the South Fraser Perimeter Road to reduce noise. C. Diluted bitumen, a heavy grade of crude oil diluted so it flows through pipelines D. A new cartoon strip for Black Press newspapers 9. Metro Vancouver directors said another potential use of a new trash incinerator could be to burn: A. Marijuana confiscated by police from grow-ops

B. Sensitive documents they may have to disclose through Freedom of Information requests. C. Complaint letters from the Fraser Valley Regional District D. Special or hazardous wastes 10. Confronted with news TransLink had no power to punish fare evaders, Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom approved: A. Withholding of licences and insurance by ICBC B. Tasering of fare cheats by Transit Police C. Use of collection agencies D. Dumping offenders on Bowen Island 11. Surrey officials briefly considered using what method to bust dog walkers who don’t pick up after their pets? A. Live video surveillance in city parks combined with frequent patrols B. Snitch site where residents could post cellphone photos/videos of offenders C. Development of DNA database of licensed dogs so excrement can be tested and dog owners fined 12. The federal government angered B.C. groups by moving to: A. Close the Kitsilano coast guard base B. Streamline and shorten environmental assessments for new oil pipelines C. Amend the Fisheries Act to downgrade protection for salmon habitat D. All of the above 13: Which of the following did NOT alarm public health authorities: A. Deaths of young people who used ecstasy laced with PMMA B. Whooping cough outbreak in the Fraser Valley C. Recall of tainted beef from XL Foods plant in Alberta D. Salmon exposed to radiation from Japanese nuclear disaster 14: Which was NOT a target for protesters in 2012: A. Proposed B.C. oil pipelines and increased tanker exports B. Coal exports through Metro Vancouver C. Daily passage of U.S. oil tankers from Alaska to Washington refineries D. The Pacific Trails gas pipeline to Kitimat 15. Which was NOT raised by opponents as an alleged risk of B.C. Hydro’s smart meters: A. Total global video surveillance B. Defective human sperm and eggs C. Scanning brains for bank PIN numbers D. Sudden fondness for harmonized sales tax 16: BC Ferries considered this to reduce costs or boost revenue: A. Cutting North Coast run, now subsidized by $2,364.72 per car B. Reducing number of sailings with no passengers C. Putting video slot machines on board as Maritime ferries have D. Cutting Mill Bay ferry, which runs beside a Vancouver island highway 17. What effect is expected from Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana? A: Revival of bankrupt Hostess Twinkies production under Chinese ownership B: A revenue decline for B.C.’s highest-value export crop C: Decline of anti-smart meter protests in the Kootenays D: Reduction of U.S. handguns smuggled into B.C. 18. B.C.’s transportation ministry rejected this proposed use of the old Port Mann Bridge: A. A public greenway and aerial park above the Fraser River B. Recycling of materials into new Pattullo Bridge so the tolls can be lowered C. Community garden D. Keeping it as a backup in case something goes wrong with the new one

ANSWERS: 1-D; 2-A; 3-B; 4-B; 5-A; 6-C; 7-B; 8-C; 9-D; 10-A&C; 11-C; 12-D; 13-D; 14-C; 14-D; 16-B; 17-B; 18-A

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