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United church/Ktunaxa nation

an ally found

Almost $6000 has been dispursed to local groups.

The United Church of Canada Kootenay Presbytery supports Ktunaxa fight to save their sacred Qat’muk land.

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Cutting out the copper

Count your pennies Groups like Centre 64 still accepting penny donations CAROLYN GRANT

The circulation of the penny in Canada is almost at an end. On February 4, 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing pennies to financial institutions. The elimination of the penny was part of the federal government’s 2012 budget, and although it was delayed for a few months, it’s still going ahead. The government expects to be able to save $11 million. It costs 1.6 cents to produce every penny. When the government made the announcement last winter, a few enterprising community groups — like the Centre 64 Expansion Committee — asked people to give them their extra pennies. Carol Fergus from Centre 64 says the pennies have added up to $300 so far, and they are still accepting more. Each $50 weighs in at 34 pounds or 15.4 kg, so that’s about 204 pounds, 92.5 kg of pennies so far for renovations to the arts centre/theatre. “All the proceeds go to any renovations at the Centre,” Fergus said. “We are updating the theatre at the present time. Knowing the future expansion is years away, it is imperative that upgrades occur to accommodate the users and the patrons of the Centre. The residents of Garden view Village started the process by collecting and rolling the first $150 worth.” You can drop your pennies off at Centre 64 from Tuesday to Saturday 1-5 p.m.



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The snow is deep at Kimberley Alpine Resort. If you’re a fan of powder skiing, now’s the time.

Kimberley Transit

Two extra trips per day planned CAROLYN GRANT

There will be more opportunity for trips to Cranbrook from Kimberley with the additional 1100 hours per year granted by BC Transit, says Kimberley Manager of Planning Services Tory Pollock. But it would be incorrect to call it a commuter service. It is, rather, an extension to the Health Bus which already runs to Cranbrook Tues-


days and Thursdays, but with the City and BC Transit footing the cost of the additional days instead of Interior Health. “It is not really a commuter service,” Pollock said. “It is two additional days of service to the current Health Connection Service.” Each day will have three trips to Cranbrook. Which exact days will be chosen for the expanded service has not been entirely decided, though it will likely be Wednesday and Friday. You still have to call and book the bus a day

ahead for pickup. With Kimberley’s senior population having grown 15 per cent from 2006 to 2011, it is expected this increased service will be a benefit. The bus currently leaves Kimberley at 8:30 am, 11:00 and 2:15 pm and the Tamarack Mall at 10:05, 1:05 and 3:05 pm. If you have mobility difficulties, special handyDART service will be available. All customers must call 250-4277400 at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee their seat.



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There were honks and handshakes all around for a gathering of Idle No More protesters on Friday, January 11 outside of Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks’s Cranbrook office. About 20 people showed up despite the cold to support the growing demonstrations across Canada that happened at the same time as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with First Nations leaders in Ottawa after weeks of protests and blockades. See further coverage on Pages 1, 3 and 6.

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ENTRY FORM Just fill in the entry form that can only be found in the TUESDAY edition of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman and Kimberley Bulletin and drop it off at either our Cranbrook (822 Cranbrook St.) or Kimberley (335 Spokane St.) offices. On January 23rd we will make a draw from the entries for TWO TICKETS TO SEE DEAN BRODY ON JAN. 28 AT THE KEY CITY THEATRE!

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B.C. seeks firefighters Submit ted

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Wildfire Management Branch is recruiting physically fit, motivated and team-orientated individuals to fill fire crew positions for the 2013 fire season. Interested candidates can apply until Jan. 24 online through the Wildfire Management Branch website: The job requirements are listed on the website, including details about the recruitment process, preferred qualifications and fitness requirements. Successful applicants will be assigned to crews in various locations throughout the province and typically will start in May and work until the end of August. During the course of their employment, crew members not only fight

fires throughout B.C., but may also be called upon to assist with fire suppression in other parts of Canada and internationally. Throughout the season, crews will be engaged in a variety of activities and projects, including fuel management, prescribed burning, community work and public awareness campaigns. All crew members must meet national physical fitness requirements. New crew members receive extensive training in fire behaviour, fire management tactics, fireline equipment use, fireline organization, communications, air operations and orienteering. The Wildfire Management Branch employs over 1,100 firefighters and specialized personnel, who are widely considered to be among the best wildfire crews in the world.

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RCMP/ Speedwatch gives out almost $6000 On Sept 15, 2012, the Kimberley RCMP and Speedwatch held their annual charity golf tournament at Kimberley Golf Course. Over $5800 was raised thanks to participants and businesses in the community In December the funds were distributed to a number of sports organizations in Kimberly. Seven local clubs received between $400 and $900. These included, Kimberley Minor Hockey, to allow persons to have better access to their programs, McKim School, to facilitate a grade 4 and 5 swim program, Northstar Figure Skaters, to assist in purchasing a theatrical curtain, Kimberly Minor Baseball and Kimberley Soccer

Association, to purchase a line marker for the fields. Kimberley Jackrabbit Ski program, to purchase training equipment, Kimberley Seahorse Swim program, to assist with the purchase of training equipment. A grant of $1250 was given to the Kimberley Ambulance Society’s Memorial Education Fund. This is in recognition of the two ambulance attendants, Kim Weitzel and Shawn Currier who tragically lost their lives in 2006 while on duty. The funds will go towards paramedics who wish to further their career in the medical field. In addition a public swim session was purchased to promote physical fitness and family fun in the community.

The Kimberley RCMP/Speedwatch Golf Tournament had another successful year, allowing them to dispurse almost $6,000 to community groups. Above are, Back Row L to R Cpl. Todd Preston (RCMP), Frank Ackerman (Jackrabbits Ski program), Dave Bird (baseball), Andy Gray (Soccer), Donna Newel ( Northstar Figure Skating) Front row, Nancy Ricketts, Amber Pasula (Kimberley Ambulance Society Memorial Education Fund), Sharon Gendall (Speedwatch Coordinator) Viveka Johnson (McKim School). The tournament saw a record number of golfers (110) this year. But this endeavor would not have been possible without the generous support of the community business. Thank you!

Subject in arrested after breaking into the bowling alley For the bulletin

At 3:20 am, Jan 11, police were called to the Regalane Bowling in Kimberley after an alert resident heard a crashing sound. Upon attendance police located and arrested a 23 year old male from Cranbrook. The witness heard a crash and called police, she was able to update police and direct them to the subject. He was caught inside the business,

but at another door. Damage to the doors was over $700 but nothing was taken thanks to the quick action from the caller. The bowling alley is located on Archibald Street in Kimberley. The subject has been released and will attend court in March. Police appreciate the efforts of citizens who call when they observe suspicious activity.

MLA Report

Auditor General critical to protecting public interest NORM MACDONALD MLA Columbia River Revelstoke

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dogs to keep government accountable. Offices like the Ombudsperson or Auditor General are critical to ensuring that government behaves in the public interest regardless of the political cost. When government actively weakens or undermines these institu-

tional checks and balances, you can be sure that the public interest is being compromised. One of the biggest provincial news stories of 2013 has been the removal, by the BC Liberals, of the current Auditor General. See Page 5


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Local NEWS New digs for skaters

Ktunaxa Nation finds ally in United Church

Church supports Ktunaxa claim of Qat’muk spiritual lands Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff

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North Star Skating Club’s Starskater’s were off to a great start to the 2012-13 skating season due to the tremendous support from various funding sources that enabled them to renovate and redecorate their dressing room at the Civic Centre. The dressing room had become very outdated and was in need of new flooring, benches and paint. The new dressing was made possible due to financial support from Mark Creek Lions Club, Teck Coal, Kootenay Savings Credit Union and The Kimberley Elks Club. The club would also like the thank the College of the Rockies, Welding and Carpentry Departments that manufactured the brackets, benches and shelves. Tyee Log Homes supplied the wood for the shelves and benches and shelves. Rich Wilson volunteered his personal time to do all the renovations which meant that 100% of the donations received went directly to purchasing the necessary supplies, flooring and benches. The end result has been so appreciated by NSSC Starskaters. They have really enjoyed their new dressing room this year and the skaters are very thankful for the community support they received in making this renovation project happen.



Call for Applications The 1980 Kimberley Winter Games and the 2008 Kimberley/Cranbrook BC Winter Games continue to leave a legacy of endowment funds to be given out to amateur sporting organizations. The KDCF is once again inviting sports organizations to apply for grants that will help develop amateur sport in the community. This invitation is open to any and all organizations in Kimberley. Preference will be given to organizations that will use the funds to develop the skills and knowledge of coaches, referees, volunteers, or athletes; or to purchase sports equipment. Applicants do not need to be a registered charity, but will be required to supply financial statements and digital photographs. For more information and to download an application, please visit www.; or contact Desiree Mc K a y a t de s mc ka y @s h a w.c a . G ra n t application forms are also available for pickup at Kimberley City Hall, 340 Spokane Street.

Deadline for applications is Friday, February 8, 2013.

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On November 22, 2012, representatives from the United Church of Canada Kootenay Presbytery met with Ktunaxa Nation elders to reaffirm their apology and throw their support behind the First Nation’s battle to save their sacred land. The Nation has been fighting to save the Jumbo Glacier area, which they call Qat’muk, from development. In November they launched an application for judicial review of the master development agreement which gave Jumbo Glacier Resorts Ltd. the go ahead to construct a year-round ski resort in March. That agreement between the proponent and the provincial government was signed in March. On November 20 the area was granted Mountain Resort Municipality status. The United Church offered an apology for the harm done to First Nations children and their families in 1986 – 22 years before the Canadian federal government offered their own for the federally-funded residential school program. Frank Lewis, minister for Cranbrook’s United Church, attended the November 22 meeting between elders and church reps, and said the apology was the right way to start off the meeting which took place at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino. While the St. Eugene Mission residential school was run by the Roman Catholic Church, not the United Church, Lewis said the United Church did have involvement in other residential schools in Canada. “The Christian churches – most denominations – were involved with residential schools, funded by fed-

eral government, to assimilate First Nations people into European culture,” Lewis said. “I believe that the intentions were good – at the time — but since then we have learned of the harm that it caused.” The November meeting started out with Kootenay Presbytery chair, Reverend Keith Simmonds, reaffirming the apology and reading out a letter of support to be included in the Ktunaxa’s judicial review application that was submitted on November 30. About 30 people attended the meeting, including Kimberley United Church minister Christine Dudley. “We thought it was important to clearly lay out the background to our statement of support,” Simmonds said in a release from the Kootenay Presbytery. “Our history includes a disrespect for, and discounting of, First Nations spirituality. We tried to eradicate an approach to the Creator we now recognize as not only valid, but a most helpful addition to our own understanding.” Lewis said it was important for the church to support the First Nation, because they understand how important spiritual lands can be to a religion. “The focus is totally on the sacredness of the land,” Lewis, who joined the Cranbrook United Church on July 1, 2012 after moving from Victoria, said. “We as Protestants know of places within places where it’s so sacred that it needs to be held up and protected.” Lewis cites sacred areas that are the focus of religious pilgrimages such as the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem for those of the Jewish faith. “That’s our focus – is supporting their tradition, what the Ktunaxa believe is a sacred place for them, and they’re our brothers and sisters,” he said. Simmonds said now was the right time to go public with the United Church’s letter because

of the Idle No More protests happening across Canada. The United Church’s participation in the judicial review is strictly spiritual, Lewis said. They have no interest in the ongoing political and economic debate surrounding the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality. The United Church came out in 1986 to apologize to the First Nations involved in residential schools, well before Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered one on behalf of the federal government just four years ago. Lewis said the United Church believes in social justice, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. It was that belief which lead them to look into the damage done by residential schools. “It is with that heart that we investigated what happened, and we were wrong,” Lewis said. But the church did something else to rectify the situation – they opened up a victim support fund. “Not only did we use words to apologize, but the United Church set up a fund that was used for healing purposes for the First Nations peoples.” Lewis said he appreciates being welcomed onto Ktunaxa Lands and said their contribution to the region needs to be celebrated. Beyond the letter of support, Lewis and recently retired Kimberley United Church minister Barbara Langdon participated in the Qat’muk rally on November 30, just days after the reaffirmed apology and handing over the letter of support. Lewis said it was a wonderful experience. “We have to celebrate all who were there in support,” he said. What was even more incredible about the march, according to Lewis, was that Canadians joined together with First Nations for a common cause. “It was people supporting First Nations,” he said. “It was great, it was bigger than I thought it would be.”

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Budget cut orders push School District No. 5 to the brink ANNALEE GR ANT Townsman Staff

On December 3, 2012, School District 5 received a startling document from the Ministry of Education, saying they will need to find three per cent savings over two years in their budget to cover salary increases for support staff. The letter was sent from Minister Don McRae, stating that under the Co-operative Gains Mandate, public sector employers were able to negotiate modest wage increases so long as the savings could be found within the existing budget. Costs must not be passed on to the public and service delivery levels must be maintained. “There’s no way in the world that we can save three per cent. We’re scrambling,” said Frank Lento, SD5 board chair. Lento said the December 3 letter was the first they’d heard of the need to find savings in a budget that was completed back in June of 2012. “There was no consultation whatsoever,” he said. “It was a Merry Christmas on December the third.” The letter was fol-

lowed up by a conference call with school boards on December 11. The letter, signed by Minister of Education Don McRae, went out to all school districts in the province. Lento said the board simply can’t amend a budget that was set in stone seven months ago, and even if they could, he doesn’t know where they’d find the savings. They will begin serious negotiations on their next budget in February of this year. “It’s like asking our Parent Advisory Council to do pizza and hotdog fundraisers to fund our support staff,” he said. Lento explained that support staff is the entire staff beyond administration: teachers under the B.C. Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) and CUPE staff. “We’ve been cut to the bone for the past decade looking for funds,” he said. But the response from school districts across the province has been overwhelming, and Lento is encouraged by the level of support for pushing back. “It was frustrating to a point, but it was heartwarming to see the entire province react in the same manner,” he said.

“It’s like asking our Parent Advisory Council to do pizza and hotdog fundraisers to fund our support staff. Frank Lento B.C. School Trustees Association (BCSTA) president Michael McEvoy sent a strongly worded letter to McRae expressing the concerns held by trustees across the province. “The ministry failed to engage BCSTA and our member boards prior to taking this approach,” McEvoy wrote. “With a recently signed co-governance protocol agreement in place, we expect to be consulted about decisions that have significant ramifications.” Lento said SD5 has had to tighten its belt every year as the cost of education rises, and there has been no increase in funding from the province to cover those costs. “We had a very, very difficult time balancing the budget last year.

We’ve been cutting expenses for years due to real-dollar funding reductions. Everything goes up: heat, light, vehicle fuel, and so on. But government has not increased school funding to match these increasing costs,” Lento said. “And now they are settling contracts with monopoly money. That’s not the way you run a business. It’s not the way you support a quality education system for our kids.” McEvoy echoed that in his letter, and stressed that having to find three per cent savings will mean running a deficit in coming years. “Boards of education have been cutting expenses for years due to real-dollar funding reductions; there are no operational savings left,” he wrote. “Many boards now face the prospect of significant deficits in the next fiscal year and any savings to be had in the next six months would sensibly be used to offset those impending deficits.” Lento does not deny that the hard working staff at SD5 are deserving of wage increases, but the money just simply isn’t available. “We support fair wage increases for all staff but to ask us now to

Auditor General critical to protecting public interest From Page 3 Instead of choosing to have John Doyle stay on as Auditor General, the government has taken this opportunity to get rid of him. John Doyle has provided very effective and determined oversight of government. The Auditor General is responsible for conducting inde- Norm Macdonald MLA pendent audits and ad- Columbia River vising on how well gov- Revelstoke ernment is managing its responsibilities and resources. And in the course of The Auditor General doing his job, John has reported on the Doyle has exposed a re- state of British Columcord of incompetence bia’s forest lands declarand deceit. Here are ing that based on his just a few examples. assessment the BC Lib-

eral government failed to halt the drop in timber supply and the loss of species diversity. The Auditor General has reported on the record of BC’s Environmental Assessment Office stating that based on his investigation it is clear that the office is not properly monitoring the compliance with mitigation standards required in environmental assessment certificates. The Auditor General has reported on the excessive use of deferral accounts at BC Hydro which, according to Doyle, create an illusion of profitability where there is none.

But instead of addressing these shortfalls, the BC Liberals first tried to discredit John Doyle. And now they’ve taken the final step: they’ve gotten rid of him. As a caucus, the Opposition has full confidence in John Doyle and we want to see him continue his work. If you believe that firing an effective critic of government is the wrong thing to do, I would encourage you to send a message to the Premier at

go back to last year’s budget and fiddle with our books is beyond belief,” he said. Lento believes the ministry needs to find the money elsewhere. “If they really want funds, we’ll pay them in Chamber of Commerce dollars,” he said. McEvoy said savings cannot be found within existing school board budgets without impacting the education of students. “The simple truth is that any further ‘savings’ will cause additional negative impact on direct service to students and facilities,” he said. “Moreover, I note that previous provincially negotiated contracts have been supported by budget increases from the ministry, not paid directly from existing budgets that are already strained.” McEvoy finished his letter by saying the deadline does not allow school boards enough time to look at their existing budgets and attempt to find the three per cent. “I would observe that the timeline outlined with respect to responding to the ministry’s letter does not respect a process of due diligence required for such a request.”

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SD6; no comment C AROLYN GR ANT

The School District to the North (Rocky Mountain District No. 6) is taking a more cautious approach to the issue. “The first thing to clarify is that Support Staff Bargaining in the education sector in BC is delegated,” said District Superintendent, Paul Carrier. “The negotiations are a local, not a provincial matter, although typically wage increases have been funded by Government and/or Collective Agreement tradeoffs. Secondly, in keeping with the Cooperative Gains Mandate, the Minister asked Boards whether they could find 1.5 per cent savings within the current year’s budget, and that 1.5 per cent and a further 1.5 per cent in year two, to put towards a wage increase for support staff. Because this is a support staff bargaining item, our Board considered this matter in-camera, and is preparing a response to the Minister, as requested. It would not be appropriate for us to comment further at this time.”

P U B L I C H E A R I NG N O T I C E Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook proposes to adopt “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3762, 2013”. The proposed amendment will change several sections of the “City of Cranbrook Zoning Bylaw No. 3737, 2012”. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify or define permissible uses within applicable zones, update definitions, and revise or add a number of general zoning regulations. It is proposed to add “pre-school” to the Group Day Care definition in order to group similar uses and clarify the potential locations where a “pre-school” use may occur. New provisions are added to Part 4 General Regulations requiring the consolidation of parcels where two or more parcels are required to accommodate a development. In addition, a provision is added to Part 4 General Regulations enabling the use of up to six shipping containers or cargo containers for storage purposes in the M-3 - Heavy Industrial and Transportation Zone and the P-3 - Public Utility Zone only. Minor typographical errors (number or zone references) are corrected within the C-1 Community Commercial Zone and the C-3 - Neighbourhood Commercial Zone. “Gasoline service station and gas bar” are added to the C-2 - Highway Commercial Zone as permissible uses to clarify and reflect those uses within the C-2 zone. “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3762, 2013” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until January 21, 2012, inclusive, as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall or in the office of the Municipal Clerk. The Public Hearing will commence in the City Hall Council Chamber, 40 – 10th Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on January 21, 2013. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw Amendment may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. Municipal Clerk




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he fractious, chaotic parlay between aboriginal leaders and the government of Canada looks, at first blush, to have been another in a long string of failures on this file. Anyone who watched events unfold in Ottawa Friday could be forgiven for concluding this cake is baked, or unbaked, if for no other reason than that far too many aboriginal “leaders” can’t take yes for an answer. At times it was like a Seinfeld episode, writ large: All the vanity, self-delusion and foolishness of the human condition on cruel display. Manitoba chiefs, one moment angrily blocking access to Stephen Harper’s offices in the Langevin Block, the next angrily pounding on the door to be allowed in, apparently oblivious to the fact that they’d already been invited, which was the whole point of the exercise. Madness. And yet, there was method to it - not just the businesslike, nuts-and-bolts contingent of 20-plus chiefs from a majority of provinces who eventually talked turkey with the prime minister, the Indian Affairs minister and various staffers, but also the bellowing, drumming, chanting, weeping, speechifying, sloganeering and chest-beating in the streets. For what better way to force the government’s attention to the rational voices in the aboriginal leadership - including National Chief Shawn Atleo and Quebec Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon-Come - than to hold the conversation against a backdrop of general nuttiness? If ever the Harper government needed an incentive to give Atleo tangible wins, in order to bolster his

position vis-a-vis the radicals nipping at his heels, Friday’s spectacle provided it. The irony is that, possibly for the first time in the past 150 years, the government of Canada really requires no such incentive. It was Jim Prentice, a former Indian Affairs, Industry and Environment minister and one of the ablest administrators to have served in Harper’s cabinet, who warned last fall that Western resource development, in particular pipeline construction, would grind to a halt unless aboriginals were brought onside. That’s because there is a “duty to consult,” enshrined in law, confirmed by Supreme Court rulings, that requires the government of Canada to formally consult with aboriginals on resource developments, not only on or near reserves, but within the scope of their traditional territories - in other words, practically everywhere. ‚ This means that Canada’s 600-odd aboriginal bands hold a de facto veto on much of the Harper government’s vaunted $650 billion in pending resource development and extraction. Never mind blocking the roads: The courts got there first. Resource development forms the core of the Harper government’s economic and political strategy. Indeed, in their first year of majority power the Conservatives revealed an almost monomaniacal obsession with easing resource extraction for purposes of bolstering future economic growth. So the chess board looks as follows, from the government’s point of view: A tiny, dispossessed and legitimately unhappy minority of the population - the fewer than 500,000 aboriginal Canadians who

live on reserves, which tend to be remote, northern and western, where the richest resource bodies lie - hold the power, depending on how they make their next moves, to indefinitely stonewall the economic aspirations of the majority of 34 million. That’s setting aside the spectre of insurgent actions against remote resource infrastructure, in the event the aboriginal population is further radicalized, and the only slightly less alarming prospect of blockades on the Trans-Canada highway, which could devolve into another Oka crisis. Such scenarios lie just around the corner, should this go bad. This explains why Stephen Harper, who has in the past had a yen for striking the jugular when opposed, has not done so this time. Instead he has offered one concession after another, to his credit. But therein lies the great emerging risk: Not that the Conservatives will be intransigent, but that they will lose their rational interlocutors on the aboriginal side. If Atleo, Coon-Come and their supporters are swept aside by hotheads; or if threats to block major transportation corridors are borne out, events could soon spiral out of control - with aboriginal Canadians the ultimate losers. For no amount of cleareyed goodwill in government, or elsewhere for that matter, will hold in the face of a paralyzed Highway 401. The popular backlash would be fierce, and that would dictate reactionary political choices. In other words, appearances aside, Friday was no failure. It was a difficult but vital first step. Get used to hearing about such partial victories. The search for solutions is real - and it is just beginning.

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As I put away Christmas decorations and weaned of chocolate I reflected on the holiday season of 2012. Family and friends came and went, snow stayed fluffy and I had the opportunity to witness the kind Kimberley community. On December 26 Kimberley hosted a free community dinner at Centennial Hall. While this event was not a first, it was a return of a gathering that had recently lost its core funding. Last year there was no dinner. This year we had an evening of great food, conversation and music. Thanks to the staff at Caldwell Agencies who saw the value of the Community Christmas dinner. With three weeks until dinnertime, they went into action. Support came from: Anita and Merv Haney, Axis, Alison Walker family, Des McKay, Driscoll family and the Ta Ta Creek boys, East Kootenay Addiction Services Society, Hospital Auxiliary, Husky food, Joanne Mather, Ken Jonsson, City of Kimberley, Mark Creek Market, Rotary, Sullivan Pub and many other individuals. A hot turkey and ham dinner was created, served as well as delivered to those

who could not get to the hall. There was music by the Ta Ta Creek boys and a spontaneous choir sang while we affirmed, this is a great place to be. This community event started with the heartfelt generous intentions of a few and grew with all whom shared the great night. There are now plans to have more community meals. That’s why I love Kimberley. Alison Ko Kimberley

Jumbo debate It’s nice to see the rookie NDP candidate dip her toe into the political waters with her letter “Jumbo, here and now.” I can certainly understand why she would want to take the focus off the record of the NDP when they were government, but she fails absolutely to deal with the fabrication told by her colleague from Nelson, NDP MLA Mungall. Mungall stood in front of the people of Cranbrook at Rotary Park, with rookie candidate Blissett beside her, and said with a straight face, the NDP have opposed the project

for 20 years. Bill Bennett’s obvious point in proving that this statement is false, is that the NDP cannot be trusted. Ms. Blissett is unable to provide a defense to this accurate criticism by Bennett, so she skips right over it and insists that we should forget about the past. I for one will not forget what the NDP did to the East Kootenay when they were in government: high taxes, lower take home pay and an exodus of people and businesses to Alberta. And by the way, the BC Liberal government voluntarily chose to have a referendum on the HST because they knew and admitted they blew the implementation. They then accepted the will of the people in the referendum and are rolling back the HST on April 1. To suggest that the decision to hold a referendum and then follow the will of the people, is somehow against “the will of the people”, is a very strange position for the rookie candidate to take. She may want to question the spin doctors at the coast who perhaps wrote her letter. Doug Williamson Cranbrook

Syria: No end in sight


he most frustrating part of covering the Lebanese civil war (1975-90) was that after a while there was nothing left to say. Syria is starting to feel just the

same. It’s horrible, but atrocities are a daily event in all civil wars. It’s not going to stop any time soon, but you can only say that so many times before people get bored and move on. Except for the people who actually live near Syria’s borders, the audience for “news” about Syria has already moved on. Consider, for example, last week’s exhaustive study by the United Nations Human Rights Commission concluding that 60,000 Syrians have been killed in the civil war since March, 2011. That’s considerably higher than the previous estimates of deaths in the war, which were running around 40,000, and the UNHRC hoped that this new number would finally galvanise the rest of the world into action, but it changed nothing. The UNHRC’s interns worked hard at the job, tabulating and cross-referencing the names of the dead, but it didn’t have the desired effect. It never does: all numbers bigger than a couple of dozen just translate as “many” in the average person’s imagination. Last month’s “news” was that the Russians were on the brink of abandoning their Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad, which would surely bring about his rapid downfall. “One must look the facts in the face,” said Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister and Middle Eastern envoy. “Unfortunately, the victory of the Syrian opposition cannot be ruled out.” The world’s media, desperate for a different angle on the story, tried to build a new narrative on that: the Russians will stop defending the Syrian regime, and the United Nations Security Council, no longer paralysed by a Russian veto, will autho-

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rise foreign intervention, and perhaps years from now, Syria foreign troops (whose? don’t will indeed be ruined. ask!) will go in and stop the So why doesn’t everybody fighting. else “do something about it”? However, Bogdanov did not Because what “everybody else” actually say that a rebel victory really means is “somebody was desirable. On the conelse, but not me.” trary, he said that it would not No government is going to happen for a long time, if ever, order its soldiers to risk their and that such a victory would lives in a military intervention ruin Syria. abroad unless it has reasonThen the spokesman of the able confidence that their sacGwynne Dyer Russian foreign ministry, Alexrifice will not be futile. That ander Lukashevich, anassurance is simply not availnounced that the media had simply mis- able to governments that might contemunderstood Bogdanov: “We have not plate intervention in Syria. changed our position, and we will not It’s a quarter-century since the first dicchange it.” tatorial regimes were overthrown by Nobody else is going to change their non-violent revolutions, and the remainposition either, including all those Western ing ones have all had time to study the governments that have no intention what- phenomenon. ever of committing their troops to the SyriThey have unanimously and quite coran civil war, but use the Russian veto as an rectly concluded that their best chance of excuse for their inaction. survival is to push the protesters into vioYou can’t blame them: if they sent their lence. In a civil war, everybody is in the armies into that meat-grinder, some of wrong, and the side with the greatest their young soldiers would die. Maybe ability to inflict violence (the regime) may quite a lot of them. win. And so to this week’s piece of theatre: a Some regimes, like the Communists in widely touted speech in Damascus in eastern Europe or the apartheid regime in which President al-Assad would propose a South Africa, decided that they would not way to end the conflict peacefully. impose a civil war on the country even if He did no such thing, of course, instead the alternative was losing power. declaring his eternal refusal to negotiate Others, like the Egyptian regime two with the “terrorists” who are fighting his years ago, could not trust the army to fight army. He will only talk to the “puppet-mas- a civil war on their behalf. ters” (an unholy alliance, he claims, beBut the senior commanders of the Syritween Israel, Western governments and an army are almost all Alawites, and they al-Qaeda), not to the puppets. were actually willing to fight a civil war Well, what did you expect? He and his rather than surrender power. Alawite sect are convinced that they must Now they have their war, and it will go go on ruling Syria or face destruction. on for a long time. By the end, there may He’s not actually losing the war, either. not even be a unified Syrian state any Syrians are deeply divided by sect and eth- more. And no outside force is going to stop nicity and class, and enough of those it. groups are on Assad’s side that he can probably hold out for a very long time. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based indeBy the time he finally loses (or wins), pendent journalist.


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Ice tame Tigers, fall to Chiefs Kootenay extends win streak to seven before Spokane spoils the run in Washington state

TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor


Nick Schmidt and Taylor Verboom come up big for the Avalanche on a block on Saturday.

Mixed weekend for Avalanche TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

It was a mixed weekend of results for the Avalanche, as the men split their set with the Camosun College Chargers, while the ladies were defeated in both matches. Volleyball action took over the gymnasium at the College of the Rockies on Friday night, and the men’s Avs came out successful with a 3-1 match victory, while the women were blanked 3-0. Despite losing the first set, the men’s Avs roared back, winning the next three for the win, including a tight 26-24 in the third set. “We seemed to really control the match,” said men’s Avs head coach Steve Kamps. “It was one of the best, if not the best, blocking matches of the year and we were able to pass the ball really well and as a result, we got Dave and Taylor balls in

the middle on our offence and they both had a really strong night for us.” Saturday was a different story for the men, which struggled with a shorter bench due to an injury and sickness, according to Kamps. Part of the troubles could also be attributed to his players taking an individual approach to the match in an effort to replicate the success from the night before, Kamps added. “It just seemed like we were all trying to win the match on every swing and everybody was trying to do too much as individuals rather than playing as a team,” said Kamps. The women put up a better fight in their second match, coming within two points of winning the first set, but the Chargers prevailed and won the following two for the sweep.



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Nothing good lasts forever as things went full circle for the Kootenay Ice. The Cranbrook-based WHL club had their win streak extended to seven games with a win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, but their good luck ended right back where it started with a road loss against the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday.

“They got a couple breaks on a couple goals off us, but at the same time, they played hard, so it was a good, good test for us.” Ryan McGill After the fallout from the trade deadline settled, Kootenay also named Joey Leach as the new captain, taking the mantle from his predecessor, Drew Czerwonka, who retired from Ice at the beginning of the season. After the 3 p.m. trade deadline, general manager Jeff Chynoweth also picked up Landon Peel, a 18-year-old defenceman who played 19 games with the Regina Pats last season and spent this year in the MJHL. The Ice now play 19 of their remaining 29

scheduled games on the road as they begin to push for a playoff spot, lagging eight points behind the Tigers, who occupy eighth place. It was a shootout at the OK Corral on Friday at Western Financial Place, as Sam Reinhart and Brock Montgomery each posted a hat trick to lead the Ice to a 7-5 victory over the Tigers. “Once in a while you gotta win 7-5 in this league, especially against that team,” said Ice head coach Ryan McGill. “They score a lot of goals and you know what, it was a good test for us, we knew that they would come and we knew that after the first period, even when we were up 3-1, that there was still a lot of hockey to play. “They got a couple breaks on a couple goals that went off of us, but at the same time, they played hard and it was a good, good test for us.” Kootenay ended the first frame with a 3-1 lead, but lost it in the second period as the Tigers caught up and briefly pulled ahead, before the Ice caught up and regained a one-goal lead at 5-4. Though Medicine Hat tied it up in the third, Montgomery broke it to complete his hat trick, and Reinhart posted the empty netter to complete his trio of goals. Reinhart got things going less than two min-


Kootenay Ice forward Sam Reinhart celebrates after a goal is scored against the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday during WHL action at Western Financial Place. utes into the game, off a seemingly innocent-looking shot that snuck by Tigers tender Cam Lanigan on the far side. Luke Philp doubled the lead ten minutes later, getting one hand on a shot from Austin Vetterl that was enough to lift the puck over Lanigan’s pad. Reinhart got his second of the game by capitalizing on a rebound from a point shot by Leach just over a minute after Philp’s marker. However, the Tigers responded by the end of the frame, when Logan McVeigh centred the puck into the slot that went off Tanner Muth’s skate and into the net. Boston Leier scored on a three-on-one rush

into the zone in the second period to bring the Tigers within a goal. Former Ice player Elgin Pearce then caught fire and notched a quick pair to put Medicine Hat in the lead 4-3. Ice goaltender Mackenzie Skapski was then replaced by Wyatt Hoflin, who went on to win his first career WHL game. “We had a great start, and that was huge, but the only negative I think we can take away from the game, would be that we let Slapper [Skapski] dry a little bit,” said Montgomery. “We hung him out to dry a little bit, I think. He got pulled and I don’t think that was his fault; I think the onus on that one is on the players, that’s on all

of us. “He’s been playing great lately, stopping lots of pucks, made some huge saves before that.” Montgomery eventually got his first goal of the game by tipping a shot from Leach to tie things back up again. Kootenay’s overage forward followed up with another goal on an odd-man rush, beating Lanigan after Levi Cable fed him a cross-ice pass. Kootenay went into the third leading 5-4 but the Tigers tied it up again when they got another goal that went off a Kootenay defenceman’s skate and deflected into the net.

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Ice give captaincy to veteran defenceman TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Joey Leach has been named captain of the Kootenay Ice last Friday after the trade deadline passed the evening before, picking up the role for the remainder of the season. Leach, who has worn an alternate mantle for most of the season, picks up from former captain Drew Czerwonka, who held the responsibility before his premature retirement in October. Jagger Dirk, a 19-year-

old defenceman, will take up Leach’s alternate role to lead alongside Brock Montgomery and Sam Reinhart, who wear the other letters. “Leadership is important on any team and it comes from within,” said Ice general manager Jeff Chynoweth. “When you have a young team, it is even more important to have players that know what it takes to win and develop that winning culture. “All four players wearing letters were a part of

Joey Leach our 2011 championship team and understand the standard of excellence we strive to accomplish.” Leach, for his part, is happy to fill the role, as he’s had three captains

to learn from over his career with the Ice. “You got to be a leader on and off the ice,” said Leach. “They’ve [management] trusted me with that. I’ve watched three great captains in Czerwonka, McNabb and Sylvester before me, so I’ve had a few while I’ve been here and they’ve showed me the way to be a positive leader.” Ice head coach Ryan McGill notes that showing up everyday to work hard in practice and

games are Leach’s biggest qualities. “Sometimes, it’s not always pretty, but his heart and mind are in the right place and when you have a guy who leads by example like that, that’s all we want,” said McGill. “We don’t need anybody to stand up in the middle of the dressing room with speeches, we just want everybody to fall in line with the work ethic and intelligent play, and that’s what he does.”

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Curling centre hosts senior provincial zone playdowns Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor

Local curler Tom Shypitka and his team have won the right to represent the Kootenay region at the provincial senior tournament in Trail in February. Shypitka, who calls Cranbrook home, skipped a team comprised of Fred Thomson, Don Freschi and Bill King, who curl in other communities across the East and West Kootenay. Joining Shypitka in representing the Kootenays is another team skipped by Myron Nichol, who represents the Castlegar Curling Club, which captured the second available qualifier spot. Along with the men, two women’s teams battled it out for a single spot to the women’s provincial event, with

Teresa Hiram and her team winning two out of three draws to earn the qualifier. Shypitka beat Nichol 11-2 in their first draw, and followed up with a 6-5 decision over a team skipped by Ken McHargue that included fellow Cranbrookian Gerry Kent. That win put Shypitka in the draw where the winner took a qualifier and his team came out victorious at the end in a tense 10-8 win over a team skipped by Ralph Will out of Creston. “Experience, I think that’s our biggest card,” said Shypitka, on what gave his team the edge over the three day qualifying event. “Me and Fred and Don have all played at a high level and Bill is an excellent curler as well.” Nichol had a longer

road to the qualifier, after losing the initial meeting with Shyptika at 11-2. His team followed up with three consecutive wins that put him in the second qualifier draw against Ralph Will, and his team came out with their fourth win to clinch the spot. On the women’s side, Harim and her team earned back to back wins over a team skipped by Deb de Tremaudan to earn the right to represent the Kootenays at the senior women’s provincial tournament. “The girls just shot great,” said Harim. “Couldn’t have been happier with them. The ice was amazing. The whole event was really well done. “…As long as everyone is shooting, you do well.”

Nitros suffer a pair of losses Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor

The Nitros fizzled on the road this weekend, dropping an 8-2 decision in Invermere to the Rockies on Friday and losing a 3-1 game to the Rockets in Golden on Saturday. The Rockies rode a 3-0 lead after the first period and never looked back as the Nitros struggled to contain Columbia Valley’s offence. Josh Haley, Jerome Thorne and Brendan Burge lit the goal lamp in the first period as the Rockies outshot the Nitros 17-6. Columbia Valley kept it going in the second period, with a goal from

Ryan Henderson on the man advantage, before Jacob Boyczuk responded shortly afterwards for Kimberley. Racey Red Crow piled on for Columbia Valley’s fifth goal with two minutes to go in the frame. Stephen Pratt made it 6-1 after the halfway mark for the Rockies, but Jason Richter managed to get Kimberley’s second goal just over a minute later. But the Rockies weren’t done, as Haley and Henderson both scored their second goals of the game. Saturday was a better effort, as the Nitros and Rockets went scoreless in the first frame, before

Golden notched a power play marker from Jacob Bergeron in the middle period. The Rockets added an early goal in the final frame from Josh Jewell, before Taylor McDowell responded with a powerplay goal. However, Golden sealed up the win with an empty netter from Blake Roney with a second left on the clock. Goaltender Jeremy Mousseau took the loss in the crease for the Nitros in both games. Kimberley is back at it on Tuesday for a midweek game and rematch against the Columbia Valley Rockies on home ice.

Road will be a big test for Ice Continued from page 8 However, Montgomery put Kootenay back in the lead when he drove to the net from the sideboards and waited out Lanigan as he crossed the crease to chip the puck in. Reinhart added the token empty netter to complete his hat trick in the final minute. Special teams was the success story of the night, as Kootenay’s powerplay capitalized three times in their five opportunities. The Ice rolled in to Spokane on Saturday to put their streak on the line, but lost 4-2 after

being unable to recover from a pair of goals by the Chiefs in the first period. Mitch Holmberg and Brenden Kichton gave the Chiefs an early lead before Jaedon Descheneau answered for the Ice in the second period. Holmberg restored the two goal lead after the halfway mark, but Philp put the Ice back within a goal late in the frame. Dylan Walchuk added Spokane’s fourth goal at the midway point of the final period, as his team kept the Ice at bay

and held on for the win. McGill chalked up the loss to the fact that all four lines weren’t firing during the game. “The fourth goal was a bad goal and it took the wind out of our sails,” said McGill, “and we were tired, because we had to play with two lines in the second period. “We just had too many passengers.” Kootenay is now on a four game road swing through Saskatchewan where they will play Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina and Moose Jaw for four games in five nights.

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Teresa Hiram’s Grand Forks-based rink is off to the provincial championships, to be held in Trail in February, after winning the zone qualifying tournament at the Cranbrook Curling Club this weekend past. Left to right: Cindy Pattapice, Rose Beauchamp, Lee Bedard, Teresa Hiram.

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Cat famous for weight loss finds new home C ANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON — A frisky New Brunswick feline whose weight loss journey garnered international attention and helped raised thousands of dollars for a local animal shelter has found a new home. Tiny, a loveable grey house cat with piercing green eyes, was adopted by his foster mother Nancy Garon on Saturday, one year after the astoundingly large feline was found inside a box outside the Fredericton SPCA. At the time, he weighed 13.7 kilograms. He’s now 7.5 kilograms. LeeAnn Haggerty, the SPCA’s education co-ordinator, said Tiny donned one of his signature bow ties for the big day — a custom crystal-studded black velvet piece. “It was a special day,’’ said Haggerty on Sunday from Fredericton. “It was a nice way for us to

celebrate what we’ve all accomplished over the last year.’’ Since last January, Tiny has been diligently working to shed the pounds. He was put on a high protein, low carbohydrate meal plan — dubbed the “catkins’’ diet — of three cans of wet food and a quarter cup of dry food per day. He also exercises for at least 15 minutes. Tiny was weighed weekly, photos and details of which were posted on a Facebook page called Tiny’s Weight Loss Challenge that has nearly 4,800 friends. His weight loss drew the attention of national and international media — including CNN and People magazine’s website — as people across the world tracked his progress. “I think it was shocking to everybody just how far his story has gone,’’ said Haggerty. “We’ve received messages from all over the United States, the U.K., Australia

— all over the world really.’’ Haggerty said Tiny will continue to work as an ambassador for the SPCA, raising awareness about pet health and the importance of adoption. He’s a happy, energetic cat that loves chasing laser pointers and being taunted by a feather wand. “He loves to play,’’ said Haggerty. “As he started to lose the weight, he definitely had more endurance and more energy and could play more.’’ Although he’s part of the feline family, Haggerty said she thinks a lot of people see themselves in Tiny. “We can all relate to weight issues,’’ said Haggerty, noting the timing of Tiny’s arrival at the shelter coincided with the season of new year resolution-making. “I think we all have something that we can relate to in Tiny’s story.’’


Tiny, a loveable grey house cat, was adopted by his foster mother on Saturday, one year after he was found inside a box outside the Fredericton SPCA. At the time, he weighed 13.7 kilograms. He’s now 7.5 kilograms.

Lawsuit opens window into the life of crime writer Patricia Cornwell Denise L avoie Associated Press

BOSTON — For more than two decades, crime writer Patricia Cornwell has famously dramatized the life of a fictional medical examiner in her bestselling books. Now, she has her own personal drama unfolding in federal court. Cornwell, a wildly successful author through her novels about Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is suing her former financial management firm and business manager for negligence and breach of contract, claiming they cost her and her company millions in investment losses and unaccounted for revenues during their 4 1/2-year relationship. The Boston trial has opened a window into the life of the intensely private Cornwell, who has had to listen from the front row of the courtroom while a lawyer for the management firm described her spending habits for the jury: $40,000 a month for an apartment in New York City, $5 million for a private jet service, $11 million to buy properties in Concord, Mass. Cornwell’s spouse, Staci Gruber, a neuroscientist who is an assistant psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School, spent much of

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In this 2005 file photo, author Patricia Cornwell poses in her home in New York. the first week of the trial on the witness stand testifying about the couple’s relationship with Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, a New York accounting and wealth management firm, and Evan Snapper, a former principal in the firm. Cornwell fired the firm after discovering in July 2009 that the net worth of her and her company, despite having eight-figure earnings per year during the previous four years, was a little under $13 million, the equivalent of only one year’s net income. She also claims in the lawsuit that Anchin had borrowed several million dollars, including

mortgages for property and a loan for the purchase of a helicopter, and had lost millions by moving her from a conservative investment strategy to high-risk without her permission. Cornwell, 56, says problems caused by Anchin and Snapper were so distracting that they caused her to miss a book deadline and cost her $15 million in non-recoverable advances and commissions. Lawyers for Anchin and Snapper deny Cornwell’s claims. During opening statements at the trial, attorney James Campbell described Cornwell as

“a demanding client’’ who “tends to push off responsibility and assign blame when things go off track.’’ “I do what I do when and how I do it,’’ she allegedly wrote in an email to Snapper read by Campbell to the jury. Anchin and Snapper claim there is no money missing from Cornwell’s accounts, that any investment losses were caused by the financial and housing crisis at the time, and that the fees they charged her were reasonable for the services they provided, including everything from business management to bringing Cornwell’s clothes to the tailor to arranging care for her mother. “Where did the money go? Ms. Cornwell and Dr. Gruber spent the money,’’ Campbell said. “You have to consider the large lifestyles involved, the spending habits, impulsive buying.’’ Cornwell, who is expected to testify during the trial, says in the lawsuit that Anchin borrowed money in her name for real estate investments ventures without telling her. She said she also found checks written for expenses she never authorized, including a $5,000 check for a bat mitzvah gift to Snapper’s daugh-

ter from Cornwell. Cornwell said one of Anchin’s primary functions in 2006 was to ensure that locations were arranged where she could write without distraction while her home was undergoing reconstruction. She said Snapper leased a series of expensive apartments, including one at Trump Tower in New York, that she had to leave long before leases expired because of construction, privacy or other issues. In the lawsuit, Cornwell openly acknowledges her struggles with bipolar disorder, an illness she said has contributed to her belief that she needs other people to manage her business affairs and investments. “This case is, at is core, about trust,’’ her lawyer, Joan Lukey, told the jury. “There is no amount of money that is enough to properly compensate her for what Anchin, Block and Anchin did.’’ Cornwell, a former newspaper reporter, also worked for the chief medical examiner’s office in Virginia before her first novel in the Scarpetta series was published in the early 1990s. During the course of her career, she has sold more than 100 million books.

The future of outdoor hockey Skating rinks kept cool artificially Benjamin Shingler Canadian Press

MONTREAL — An extended January thaw in parts of Quebec and Ontario has put a major dent in the outdoor hockey season. But an increasing number of municipalities, responding to fluctuating temperatures, are now using artificial refrigeration to keep their skating rinks frozen through the winter months. Unseasonably mild weather and rain over the past few days in Montreal has turned the city’s outdoor rinks to slush. The only ones with a hope of remaining operational are equipped with cooling systems below the ice, including several built with the help of a local charity. “We wanted to make sure we could maximize the use of the rinks,’’ Genevieve Paquette, executive director of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, said of the decision to use artificially-cooled ice. Some warmer cities, like Toronto, have been using cooling systems for years. More than 50 of the city’s outdoor rinks are compressor cooled, which makes it possible for them to operate in a range of weather conditions. Ottawa also opened

an artificial outdoor skating rink last year with the help of their own NHL team, the Senators. The technology may become essential to extending Canada’s favourite winter pastime. A study released last March said that outdoor hockey is being threatened by climate change. The study, co-authored by a McGill University professor Lawrence Mysak, said that ice rinks were opening later over and closing earlier in the year. The hardest hit regions are the Prairies, southeastern British Columbia, southern Ontario and Quebec, according to the study. Francois Bilodeau, whose Sherbrooke, Que.-based company specializes in skating rink cooling systems, said interest in the technology continues to grow. In recent years, LeProhon Group has set up temporary skating rinks for festivals like the winter carnival in Quebec City. It has also installed low-budget cooling systems for rinks in northern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nunavut, where indoor community rinks that once relied on sub-zero temperatures now require an air cooling system.

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Pressroom Flyperson We are seeking an entry level press room position for our busy newspaper and commercial print shop. The flyperson on a press is responsible for duties consisting of flying the press (jogging papers at the end of the press line), stripping and preparation of newsprint rolls, plate bending and preparation, washing blankets and rollers, greasing, bundling of papers, general pressroom clean up and other related duties that may be assigned by the Pressroom Foreman. This is a general labour position. Some heavy lifting will be required. Wages and benefits as per collective agreement. No direct experience is necessary, but a mechanical aptitude, strong work ethic and willingness to learn are very beneficial. Please reply with resume to: Office Manager Cranbrook Daily Townsman 822 Cranbrook Street N Cranbrook, BC V1C 3R9 Fax: 250-426-5003 Deadline for applications: January 25, 2013 Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted, however we thank all applicants for their interest.

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British girl killed by gunman in Jamaica David McFadden Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A British schoolgirl visiting relatives in a rural village in northern Jamaica was fatally shot when a lone gunman opened fire on a group of family members as they gathered at a roadside shop, officials said Sunday. Imani Green, 8, of Balham in south London, was standing inside a clapboard grocery store and bar with Jamaican relatives Friday evening when a gunman wearing a hoodie shot the child in the head and shoulder before also shooting and wounding three adult members of her family. The high command of Jamaica’s police force said Sunday that Imani was “mercilessly slaugh-

tered in front of family members in a hail of bullets as gangsters sought to exact revenge on their rivals’’ in the normally quiet Red Dirt district of Duncans in Trelawny parish. The roadside business where the shooting occurred is apparently owned by a female relative of the slain girl. There have been no arrests. The girl died from her injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital in nearby Falmouth, a historic coastal town that is home to the tourism-dependent Caribbean island’s newest cruise ship port. The three adults were listed in stable condition. The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office said it was providing consular assistance to the

family and working with Jamaican authorities. James Mortimer, a press officer with the British agency, said Imani’s relatives were “very distressed’’ and “appealing for privacy.’’ Imani, her mother and sister had planned on visiting relatives in Jamaica until the end of the month. Janella Parmer, the slain child’s sister, told the BBC that she found her young sibling in a pool of blood after hearing gunshots outside. “I picked her up off the ground and realized she was still breathing. I flagged down a car and they drove us to hospital. The rest is history,’’ the BBC quoted Parmer as saying. Jamaican Security Minister Peter Bunting said the “senseless kill-

ing of a young, innocent child must outrage all well-thinking Jamaicans.’’ The island’s government said the Falmouth police are conducting an “extensive investigation into the matter and will expend every effort to ensure that the perpetrator is apprehended and brought to justice.’’ There has been a heavy police presence in Duncans since the shooting. Neighbours said they were shocked by the slaying of the child in a generally peaceful district where many people farm for a living or commute to jobs in Falmouth or Montego Bay. Pastors decried the violence during weekend church services. “It is so, so sad. And for this to happen in

Duncans is just hard to believe. This is maybe the second shooting here that I can remember,’’ said resident Elaine R. Duncan. Sadiq Khan, a British lawmaker who represents the schoolgirl’s south London area in the British Parliament, tweeted Sunday that he was “devastated’’ to learn of the killing. There were 1,087 homicides last year on the island of some 2.8 million people. It was the lowest number of killings in nine years in Jamaica, but authorities acknowledge that the island’s rate of violent crime is still unacceptably high. Most of Jamaica’s violence takes place in rough slums, with tourist resorts largely crimefree.

A month after massacre, Newtown considers what to do with school Dave Collins Associated Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Talk about Sandy Hook Elementary School is turning from last month’s massacre to the future, with differing opinions on whether students and staff should ever return to the building where a gunman killed 20 students and six educators. Some Newtown residents say the school should be demolished and a memorial built on the property in honour of those killed Dec. 14. Others believe the school should be renovated and the areas where the killings occurred removed. That’s what happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, after the 1999 mass shooting there. Those appear to be the two prevailing proposals as the community begins discussing the school’s fate. A public meeting on the building’s future drew about 200 people to Newtown High School on Sunday afternoon, with another meeting set for Friday. Town officials also are planning private meetings with the victims’ families to get their input. Sunday’s meeting was an emotional gathering with many speaking in favour of keeping the school. Although opinions were mixed, most agreed that the Sandy Hook children and teachers should stay together. They’ve been moved to a school building about seven miles (11 kilometres) away in a neighbouring town that has been renamed

Sandy Hook Elementary School. “I have two children who had everything taken from them,’’ said Audrey Bart, who has two children at Sandy Hook who weren’t injured in the shooting. “The Sandy Hook Elementary School is their school. It is not the world’s school. It is not Newtown’s school. We cannot pretend it never happened, but I am not prepared to ask my children to run and hide. You can’t take away their school.’’ But fellow Sandy Hook parent Stephanie Carson said she couldn’t imagine ever sending her son back to the building. “I know there are children who were there who want to go back,’’ Carson said. “But the reality is, I’ve been to the new school where the kids are now, and we have to be so careful just walking through the halls. They are still so scared.’’ Mergim Bajraliu, a senior at Newtown High School, attended Sandy Hook, and his sister is a fourth-grader there. He said the school should stay as it is, and a memorial for the victims should be built there. “We have our best childhood memories at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and I don’t believe that one psychopath — who I refuse to name — should get away with taking away any more than he did on Dec. 14,’’ he said. Police said Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother at the home they shared in Newtown before opening fire with a semiauto-

Tributes have been paid to a British girl shot dead in Jamaica. Imani Green, eight, from south London, was described as a ‘happy, playful’ child.

Thousands protest Russia’s ban on American adoptions Lynn Berry Associated Press

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A child sits on a Newtown bus leaving the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the first day of classes in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. matic rifle at the school and killing himself as police arrived. Residents of towns where mass shootings occurred have grappled with the same dilemma. Some have renovated, some have demolished. Columbine High School, where two student gunmen killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher, reopened several months afterward. Crews removed the library, where most of the victims died, and replaced it with an atrium. On an island in Norway where 69 people — more than half of them teenagers attending summer camp — were killed by a gunman in 2011, extensive remodeling is planned. The main building, a cafeteria where 13 of the victims died, will be torn down. Virginia Tech converted a

classroom building where a student gunman killed 30 people in 2007 into a peace studies and violence prevention centre. A community in Pennsylvania tore down the West Nickel Mines Amish School and built a new school a few hundred yards away after a gunman killed five girls there in 2006. Newtown First Selectwoman E. Patricia Llodra said that in addition to the community meetings, the town is planning private gatherings with the victims’ families to talk about the school’s future. She said the aim is to finalize by March. “I think we have to start that conversation now,’’ Llodra said. “It will take many, many months to do any kind of school project. We have very big decisions ahead of us. The goal is to bring our students home as soon as we can.’’

MOSCOW — Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia’s new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Shouting “shame on the scum,’’ protesters carried posters of President Vladimir Putin and members of Russia’s parliament who overwhelmingly voted for the law last month. Outrage over the adoption ban has breathed some life into the dispirited anti-Kremlin opposition movement, whose protests against Putin and his government have flagged. Sunday’s protest was led by the same array of opposition leaders who spoke a year ago to tens of thousands of people demanding free elections and an end to Putin’s 12 years in power. One poster on Sunday said: “Parliament deputies to orphanages, Putin to an old people’s home.’’ The adoption ban was retaliation for a new U.S. law targeting Russians accused of human rights abuses. It also addresses long-brewing resentment in Russia over the 60,000 Russian children who have been adopted by Americans in the past two decades. Those opposed to the law say its main victims are not Americans but the Russian orphans, including some with disabilities, who otherwise would get new families in the United States. They also accuse Putin’s government of stoking anti-American sentiments in Russian society in an effort to solidify support. Opponents of the ban have been portrayed as unpatriotic citizens eager to “export’’ Russia’s children. Just ahead of the weekend protest, Putin’s spokesman sought to ease anger over the adoption ban by announcing that some of the dozens of adoptions already under way could go forward, allowing children who have already bonded with American adoptive parents to leave the country.

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