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Local RCMP get interim commander C AROLYN GR ANT Daily Bulletin

RCMP Sgt. Laurie Jalbert will return to the Kimberley office after being seconded to Cranbrook for the past ten months as Officer In Charge. The Kimberley/Cranbrook Detachment continues to await the arrival of their new commander, Inspector Blake McLeod, who has not yet sold his home at his previous posting. However, rather than have Jalbert continue to try to run two offices, Elk Valley Commander Lorne Craig will be coming to Cranbrook as Commander in the interim.

Jalbert introduced him to Kimberley City Council Monday evening when she delivered her year end policing report. Craig has been with the RCMP for 21 years and told Council he has served in both small towns and larger urban centres, and worked major crime units. “I have been eight years as Commander of the Elk Valley Detachment,” he said. “I’m no stranger to the issues of a ski town.” Mayor Ron McRae welcomed Craig and commended Jalbert on her excellent service to both communities.

Hipper by the minute More tix released for Saturday concert ANNALEE GR ANT Townsman Staff

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES: Aiden from Kimberley Novice Nitros and Hunter from Cranbrook Key City faced off in Sparwood last Sunday. Key City won 4 to 2.

Was your Saturday going to be tragically un-hip after missing out on tickets to see Gord and the gang? With only three days to go until they kick off their Now for Plan A tour, the Tragically Hip have released an extra 158 tickets for Cranbrook – and 100 are left as of Tuesday afternoon. Jill Henderson, events and marketing manager for Cranbrook Leisure Services, said every artist books a certain amount of tickets for a variety of purposes, and as the show draws nearer, they release a few as they become available. Those tickets

can be earmarked for stage positioning, or the artists had planned to have friends and family attend. The seats are at the second pricing level, available for $80.25 and Henderson promises they are not nosebleed seats – ticket buyers will get the full Hip experience. They are in the arena seats, not on the floor. The tickets are available at the Western Financial Place box office. The Tragically Hip chose Cranbrook to launch their next tour after releasing their album Now for Plan A in October. The seminal Canadian band has been around since the ‘80s, releasing 13 studio albums.

Time to start fresh with new AG, Bennett says ANNALEE GRANT Townsman Staff

NDP candidate for Kootenay East Norma Blissett is calling on the B.C. Liberal government to walk back their decision to not re-appoint Auditor General John Doyle. “Auditor General John Doyle has been an excellent watchdog for the people of B.C. It now appears that the

Liberal government is trying to silence him,” Blissett said. But MLA for Kootenay East Bill Bennett says the decision not to re-appoint Doyle is no conspiracy, and Doyle leaving after only one term is normal. “This is the second Auditor General in a row that has had a five-year term,” Bennett said.

Before Doyle assumed the position in October, 2007, Errol Price was B.C.’s top watchdog. He served only one term as well. Bennett said that because there was no election looming in 2007, the issue was not publicized as much. “There was no election. No controversy,” Bennett said. “It isn’t unusual for Auditors General across the

country to last five years.” Doyle’s responsibility is to conduct audits of government’s ministries, Crown corporations and other government organizations. Once those reports are completed, they are filed and entered in the public record. “Government has an obligation to listen to the reports and respond to them,” Bennett said.

He added that the Auditor General works with bureaucrats behind the scenes for the legislature, not for the elected officials who ultimately decide if his term is renewed or not. “Auditors General don’t deal with the politicians,” he said. Bennett said the decision not to re-appoint Doyle had nothing to do with politics.

“There’s often reason to start fresh,” he said. “I think it’s a little rich for the NDP to suggest it was some sort of partisan decision.” Bennett said that the rules for the committee – which conducts its business in-camera – are different than regular government committees.

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Auditor General deserved to be reappointed: NDP Continued from page 1 “This is a legislative committee, not a government committee,” he said. All activities conducted by a legislative committee are done confidentially, and in the case of the committee charged with re-appointing Doyle, the decision had to be unanimous or Doyle would not be re-appointed. The committee is ultimately in charge of examining the legislature’s budget. Media reports last week revealed that the chair of the legislative committee, B.C. Liberal MLA Eric Foster, himself was being investigated by Doyle’s office. Foster was cited in a confidential letter for inadequate documentation of renovations to his constituency office worth $67,000. He later said he was unaware of the investigation. Foster was cleared of a conflict-of-interest allegation by the Auditor General’s office earlier in 2012, after the contractor for the renovations was found to be a family member of one of the constituency office employees. Speculation about which members of the committee voted for or against Doyle’s re-appointment have been prominent in B.C. media for the past week. Bennett points to opposition MLA Norm Macdonald, who linked to a blog by former Victoria Times Colonist editor Paul Wilcocks who suggested Foster should have stepped down from the committee due to the investigations. Bennett believes Macdonald is in breach of the legislative assembly for announcing the results of the committee’s vote. “He has actually breached the rules,” Bennett said. Macdonald denies any wrongdoing, and admits he linked to the

Wilcocks blog in question. He believes Bennett is trying to shift the blame elsewhere. Blissett said Foster is not the only BC Liberal cited in Doyle’s reports. He has targeted a number of the current government’s activities, most notably the $6 million in legal fees paid to former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bobby Virk, who were convicted of leaking information related to the sale of BC Rail. Doyle is in the process of fighting the B.C. government in court for access to the files related to the payout. “People want a government that is accountable,” Blissett said. “Reappointing Mr. Doyle would save time and money and would serve the public interest.” Blissett’s thoughts are echoed by NDP leader Adrian Dix, who said the decision made no sense. “The Auditor General has done an outstanding job by any measure and deserves to be reappointed,” Dix said. “It simply makes no sense to deny reappointment when the Auditor General’s initial appointment was unanimous and he has done such an excellent job serving the public interest.” Blissett called on Bennett to speak out in favour of reappointing Doyle. Bennett believes that the next Auditor General of B.C. will be just as objective as Doyle has been. “There’s no reason to think otherwise,” he said. Bennett could not comment on how long it will take to hire a new person for the job, but said the same committee will make those hiring decisions, however it may be shuffled around this spring. The five-member committee has three Liberal and two NDP members.

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The Cranbrook Fire Department recently announced its Burn Fund calendar contest winner for January. From left to right: Greg Green, Trevor Zak (of World Gym), Janet Woods (prize winner), Jeff Brown and Gord Yee. Janet won a New Year’s resolution package from World Gym: a three month membership and 10 free protein smoothies.

Jobs and jobless don’t match New Kootenay group forms to plan a solution to skilled workers shortage Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

The region’s top minds are putting their heads together to solve the East Kootenay’s labour shortage. An observed shortage in skilled workers has led to the creation of the Kootenay Regional Workforce Table, which met for the first time last November.

Leah Bradish The group was formed after two forums last year to determine if there is a problem with the local workforce. The forums, attended by Kootenay industries, employers, First Nations, educators, training service providers, and economic development organizations, did identify a labour shortage. Attendees from those forums were invited to take a seat at the regional workforce table, whose goal is to develop a regional skills training plan to address the shortage. “What we were seeking was a small working

According to Statistics Canada, by 2036 seniors aged 65 or older will make up 25 per cent of the population, while the proportion of the population at working age would decline to about 60 per cent group that is representative of the East and West Kootenays and the variety of industries, economic development, employee and employer groups,” said secretariat manager Leah Bradish. “The sole focus of the workforce table, really, is to look at where the growth is in skilled labour demand from the industry side, and compare that to how many of those skilled labour professions we are actually training at the college and private institutional level. Where there is a gap, we will be generating solutions to resolve that gap.” The workforce table is beginning to seek input on regional needs, and that input will help the table come up with a plan. Employers might say, for example, that there are 200 new positions for welders in the Kootenays each year. But local educators may

only be graduating 50 welders in each class. “It will help inform future planning both on behalf of industry and the college system as well as private trainers on how we close the gap between the number of skilled workers we are going to need in any

given profession versus how many we are actually training right now,” said Bradish. The source of the labour shortage will also be considered by the workforce table. Bradish said the type of training available in the region, an awareness of the jobs

that are up for grabs here, and difficulties retaining young workers could all be contributing to the shortage. Funding for the workforce table is provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.

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Bye bye, money: A new map of Scamalot The Better Business Bureau Canada has released a warning about the top 10 scams you might encounter in 2013 Annalee Gr ant Townsman Staff

It seems like everyone is getting used to picking up the phone to hear the whistle of a cruise ship with an offer for a free trip, or the chance to clean up your Microsoft computer – both things that sound suspicious and too good to be true. Most people recognize these calls or emails as a scam, but money is still being gleaned from vulnerable members of society year after year. The Canadian branch of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released its top 10 list of the most prevalent money-grabbing schemes of the year. This year’s theme is “just in case a scam is around the corner,” and the BBB is offering tips for even the most business savvy consumers. This year the list was developed by the BBB, BC Securities Commission, Consumer Protection BC, the Competition Bureau of Canada, the RCMP and the Vehicle Sales Authority. The top advertising scam is advertising trolls, who troll websites like Craigslist offering to sell the item you have listed for a fee. “These companies are trolling through online ads to find someone to make a quick buck from. Companies often guarantee to sell vehicles quickly and promise a money-back guarantee. Problem is that these guaranteed vehicle brokers rarely sell your vehicle, rarely provide refunds, and only post your own ad to

“Don’t expect to get rich quick. Be careful with your personal information. Don’t be lured by claims of insider information” Better Business Bureau other free online listings – charging you a $500 fee for things you probably could do yourself for free,” writes the BBB. They encourage sellers who are contacted by a company claiming to be able to sell your vehicle or nick-nack to check them out on the BBB.org website before committing. Online dating can be a great way to meet someone special – but unfortunately scammers are well aware of that. “Your online romance scammer builds a relationship, sometimes spending several months in building a rapport online with the intention of making you feel that you are in a romantic relationship,” the BBB says. And eventually, the person, who claims to be in a far away country, needs money from you to meet for the first time. “Around this time, the criminal will note that they can’t afford to travel and will seek assistance from you in covering travel costs. Sometimes there’s an emergency, a sick family member for example, and they need financial help from you to visit

the sick individual.” It all ends with a broken heart and bank account, after the money is wired. The BBB says the following are signs that your new romance is too good to be true: • Someone has claimed to have fallen in love with you quickly. • That person wants to immediately leave the dating site to use instant messaging or email. • They claim to be from the U.S. or Canada but they are working overseas. • They’ve asked you for money or to cash a cheque. • They are coming to visit you soon but an event prevents them from visiting. • They have no close family or friends to turn to when they need help. The next scam targets the wallet and those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Investment fraud targets victims through social media or a web ad. Eventually your identity is stolen. The BBB has some “don’ts” to protect you. “Don’t expect to get rich quick. Be careful with your personal information. Don’t be lured by claims of ‘insider information’.”

The top financial scam this year is affinity fraud, which targets a group of people known to each other. It pits a leader in the group against the others to get money out of them. “To be successful, scam artists need to earn the trust of an influential person in a group, family, or workplace. Once they establish this bond – and this can take time – they use this connection to get their hands on the money of other people in the group. In some cases, they may even pay the influencer to help them out, never telling the person that the investment is really a scam,” the BBB says. For information on red-flags that could signal a scam, visit www. investright.org. Rogue door to door contractors sometimes have a legitimate service to offer – but often it includes shoddy workmanship and high-pressure sales tactic. “These types of offers include: a deal to seal or repave your driveway, a roofer with leftover material from a previous job, a furnace repair that you didn’t schedule or a gas fireplace ‘inspection,’ the BBB said.

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“These fraudulent ‘contractors’ use high pressure sales tactics and offers of a one-time deal to entice or frighten consumers into expensive and often unnecessary home repairs.” The BBB said you should get all the information on the company written down, and be leery if you are asked to pay in cash or with a cheque and the contractor offers to come back later to finish the job. “You will probably never see them or your money again,” the BBB said. A common scam that many have been the victim or recipient of, is the virus fixing scheme. An unsolicited person calls to warn you that your computer is infected with a virus, and offers to clean it up for a fee. “The scammer is trying to gain remote access to your computer and get your credit card information,” the BBB said. Any unsolicited call for virus removal should be suspect. The BBB said you should hang up the phone immediately, and never click on internet ads offering similar services. Scammers have sunk to a new low: targeting youth with text message

prizes. The scammer sends a text out offering a fabulous prize, but the youth must enter a pin number and email address online. “Then, you are taken to a form and instructed to fill out your name, cell number, mailing address and answer unrelated personal questions, such as “Are you interested in going back to school?” and “Are you diabetic?” When you reach the page to “claim your gift card,” you instead find yourself directed to another site to apply for a credit card. In the end, you never receive a credit card and you have given out personal information,” the BBB said. Another key point is that the texts will often ask you to text “stop” or “no” to cease future messages. This is a further scam. The top business scam is pretender invoices, when scammers send an invoice or bill requesting payment for services you have never received or requested. “For example, you might be sent an invoice for a domain name that is very similar to your current domain name, or for a small amount of stationery. The scammer hopes that you don’t notice the differ-

ence and just pay the invoice.” And the BBB’s scam of the year award goes to one that hits close to home for the consumer protection agency – it’s the fake BBB email phising scam. “Yep, it’s us – the BBB phishing scam. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people have gotten emails that very much look like an official notice from BBB,” the bureau writes. The BBB is currently working to stop the scam in its tracks. If you believe yourself to be the victim of identity theft, call your bank and cancel your cards and obtain new ones. Call the RCMP and Canada’s main credit reporting agencies: Trans Union Canada (tuc.ca, 1-800-663-9980) and Equifax Canada (equifax.ca, 1-800-465-7166). Report any scams to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca, 1-888-4958501). The BBB will be using the Twitter hashtag #justincase to offer more tips on how to protect yourself from scams, and is welcoming input from the public using the same tag.

Last chance to nominate Woman of the Year Submit ted

Friday, February 15 at noon is the deadline for Woman of the Year 2013 nominations. The Canadian Federation of University Women – Cranbrook is sending out this reminder for anyone wishing to see an East Kootenay woman be this year’s Woman of the Year. CFUW-Cranbrook has honoured 34 women at 28 Woman of the Year celebrations. Since 1984, all criteria have remained the same and any East Kootenay region woman whose extraordinary talents in enriching the lives, especially of women, is eligible. The nominee’s contributions to the education and/or advancement of women and how she has inspired and enriched the lives of those around her by her endeavours must be shown by the nominating committee. The club’s use of the word “education” does not necessarily carry an academic meaning as it can be more widely interpreted to mean supporting and encouraging learning. The nominee’s contributions and achievement may have taken place in

the last year or over a period of time. Her efforts may have been part of paid employment, voluntary or a combination of both. The women who have been honoured in the past by this award are very much admired and respected by those with whom they come into contact. Often these women are “unsung heroines” of the community. Recipients of this honour are selected from nominations submitted by the public. For more information visit www.cfuw-cranbrook.com. The nominations can be mailed to the club at 805 – 29th Avenue South, Cranbrook V1C 3K5, or dropped off before noon Friday, February 15. “We like to hold the awards ceremony for Woman of the Year on or around March 8, International Women’s Day,” said Cathryn Henley, president of the CFUW-Cranbrook Club. The club asks you to get your nominations in as soon as you can and certainly by the deadline date. Stay tuned to The Townsman for an announcement of the Woman of the Year 2013.


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Opinion/Events Letters to the Editor

Kicking and screaming I wonder where Doug Williamson was during the HST referendum campaign. In his letter of Jan. 14, 2013, he claims the Liberal government “voluntarily chose to hold a referendum” on the hated tax. As one of the thousands of citizens across the province who collected over half a million signatures in order to force the referendum, it seemed to me that the government had to be dragged — kicking and screaming — into accepting the will of the people. Jean Samis Cranbrook

Irony There is extreme irony in  Bill Bennett giving some advice to Cranbrook City Council. He advises (Townsman, Jan. 11th) that Council should not be advocating for more provincial funding for such things as education (new school), health care (new intensive care unit), the arts (new theatre), poverty reduction (new homeless shelter) or public safety (RCMP and infrastructure). He goes

on to advise them to ask, “What do we do now that we cannot do anymore?” Mr. Bennett would do well to examine his own government’s record and ask himself, “Why can’t we afford to provide the necessary public services mentioned above that should be the responsibility of government in a province like B.C. where prosperous economy ought to be a given?”  The reasons Mr. Bennett advocates abandoning what Cranbrook Council rightly identifies as public responsibilities, of course, are the massive tax reductions, especially for the wealthy and large corporate interests, coupled with ineffective economic policies and a massive giveaway of natural resources (raw logs and run of the river) that his government has pursued for the last ten years. If he enters the next election running on his government’s record I hope the voters remember the abysmal failure of the “BC Jobs Plan,” the doubling of provincial debt and the record of having the highest child poverty rate in Canada for the last 10 years. All of this while spending $15 million on partisan ads trying to convince us that they are doing a good job? Irony indeed!   Dean Chatterson Cranbrook

Time to kill off Armstrong myths John Leicester Associated Press

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wo enduring myths about Lance Armstrong should be laid to rest after his confession to Oprah Winfrey. One is that even if he doped, Armstrong was still a truly exceptional athlete, so naturally gifted and determined that he could have won the Tour de France without drugs. The other is that Armstrong must have been the best rider in a bad bunch, because so many of his Tour rivals were also doping and yet he always came out on top. Phooey. Perhaps the promise and natural physical ability Armstrong demonstrated as a teenaged triathlete, when one assumes and hopes he was clean, were always going to shine through and lead to some degree of success in professional sports, although surely not to the record seven Tour titles that have since been stripped from him. Or perhaps it was only drugs and blood transfusions that made a serial winner of Armstrong. Perhaps he would have been far less stellar without them, not quite a donkey but not a world-beater, either. The sad truth, one of many with Armstrong, is we will never know either way. After years of insisting that he competed clean, Armstrong stunningly reversed course in his interview this week with Winfrey. It will air in two parts on Thursday and Friday. More forgiving souls will continue to argue that since so many riders were cheating, the playing field in Armstrong’s era was more or less level and perversely fair. Phooey to that, too. Some riders refused to join the chemical warfare that cycling became. People like Christophe Bassons, a French cyclist shunned and told to

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Lance Armstrong is surrounded by press photographers, signaling seven, during the Tour de France, July 24, 2005. pipe down by his peers after he punctured the silence about doping and spoke out at the 1999 Tour, the first Armstrong won. To now still cling to the idea that Armstrong was always going to beat riders like Bassons is grossly unfair, because it cannot be proved. “Christophe Bassons was a talented rider, for sure,’’ Jonathan Vaughters, one of Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service teammates on the 1999 Tour, said in a phone interview this week. “How would he have done in the Tour de France had it been an equal playing field? We’ll never know.’’ Bassons himself said: “In the top 30 or 40, you had a bunch of riders who could have been on the podium or challenged those at the top’’ if doping hadn’t skewed the competition. Just as some people get drunker than others after a bottle of wine, dopers don’t all get the exact same performance benefits from drugs they take. Some could afford more or better doping than others, or more devious doctors and more reliable suppliers. Some are willing to take bigger risks, larger or more frequent doses and try products or methods that others wouldn’t. Christian Vande Velde, a teammate of Armstrong’s on

the 1999 and 2001 Tours, testified to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he disliked needles and injecting himself and fretted about getting caught and the health risks of doping. So he didn’t adhere religiously to the doping program drawn up by the team medic; “I was not a model patient,’’ Vande Velde testified. And Armstrong? Did he win because he was simply a more accomplished and organized doper? Winning the Tour isn’t purely an individual achievement but also a team one. The systematic doping program his U.S. Postal teammates detailed to USADA gave them and their leader, Armstrong, a performance advantage over rivals who weren’t so organized and dishonest. USADA annulled all of Armstrong’s competition results from Aug. 1, 1998. Very few people, perhaps only Armstrong, can know whether any of those results were achieved clean. Even if he said some of them were, would you believe him? And what about before that date? Was Armstrong clean when he won the world championship in 1993, aged just 21? And how about when he rode in but failed to finish the Tours of 1993, 1994 and 1996, and placed 36th in 1995?

In 2006, in retirement from cycling having won his 7th Tour, Armstrong ran the New York City Marathon. He called it “without a doubt the hardest physical thing I have ever done.’’ He had sore shins and said he didn’t train enough. He barely broke his goal of 3 hours, with 800-plus runners finishing ahead of him. It was pretty impressive for a marathon debut but hardly world class. If Armstrong did that run for fun drugfree, is that a good gauge of his natural athletic abilities? “I think his New York marathon results are the closest we can get to understand how he’d perform alongside other nondoped athletes when he races without a needle. Good result, but definitely not someone you’d regard as the world’s greatest endurance athlete,’’ Australian anti-doping scientist Michael Ashenden said by email, responding to questions. “Sport has thousands of athletes who succeed at under age or national level but who fail to emulate that success on the international stage. Everyone also realizes that winning a one-day world championship is not the same as winning a three-week major Tour. We have some insight into Armstrong’s physiological limits from published results and those indicate he is a good athlete, capable of making a living as a pro. But his lab results definitely don’t suggest he was great.’’ The waters have become so muddied by Armstrong’s cheating that it is no longer possible to say with certainty what he would made of himself without it. Maybe he did have the physical attributes to be a Tour champion. But maybe not. That’s now nothing more than speculation. What a waste. John Leicester is a sports columnist for The Associated Press.

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hose days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the government in Bamako. But the days in question weren’t over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighter-bombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time,” said French Defence Minister JeanYves Le Drian. “They are going on now. They will go on tonight. They will go on tomorrow.” Some 550 French combat troops are on the ground already, with up to 2,500 more to follow. Contingents of soldiers from the neighbouring countries of Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo are scheduled to arrive as early as next week. It has turned into a real war. It has also turned into a Western-run war in a Muslim country, despite the discouraging precedents of Afghanistan and Iraq. The government of Mali has asked for French help, and on Monday the United Nations Security Council unanimously supported France’s military intervention. The army of Mali, such as it is, will theoretically be in charge of the war — but everybody knows that the Malian army is useless. In fact, the presence of Mali’s army at the front is usually counter-productive, as it is brutal, militarily incompetent, and prone to panic flight. The other African armies are of variable quality, but it is obviously

French troops, and especially French air power, that will decide the outcome of the war. So has France bitten off more than it can chew? Is this going to end up like Afghanistan and Iraq? The supporters of the war prefer to compare it with last year’s Western military intervention in Libya, another French initiative that was decided over one weekend. They Gwynne like that analogy better because the Libyan intervenDyer tion ended tolerably well, with the overthrow of the dictator, a democratically elected government, and no Western casualties. But the differences between Libya and Mali are greater than the similarities. In Libya the rebels were trying to rid the country of Muammar Gaddafi, a loony, friendless dictator, and create a democratic future. The decision to intervene was made in Paris in only two hectic days, when it appeared that Gaddafi’s mercenary troops were about to overrun Benghazi and massacre the rebels. NATO served as the rebel air force, but no Western troops fought on the ground. And it worked. The West is supporting the government, not the rebels, in Mali. That government, behind a flimsy civilian facade, is controlled by the same thugs in uniform whose military coup last March, just one month before the scheduled democratic election, created the chaos that let the Islamist rebels conquer the northern half of the country. The young officers who now run the country are ignorant and violent, and having them on your side is not an asset. The Islamist rebels are fanatical, intolerant, and violent, but they are well armed (a lot of advanced infantry weapons came on

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the market when Gaddafi’s regime collapsed) and they appear to be well trained. They have almost no popular support in 90-per cent-Muslim Mali, whose version of Islam is much more moderate, but they have terrified the population of the north into submission or flight. The insurgents are not short of money, either, as they receive secret subsidies from several Arab monarchies in the Gulf that have persuaded themselves, strangely, that subsidising radical Islamist movements in the far-flung fringes of the Muslim world is a good way to avoid being overthrown by radical Islamists at home. They are formidable opponents, and the war to free northern Mali may be long and hard. Until recently the rebels seemed to be confined to Mali’s desert north, but last week they began to advance into southern Mali, where nine-tenths of the country’s 14 million people live. The Malian army collapsed, and Western intelligence sources estimated that the Islamists would capture the capital, Bamako, within two days. That would effectively give them control of the entire country. Mali has long, unguarded borders with seven other African countries, and it is only 3,000 km from France. So President Hollande ordered immediate military intervention to stop the Islamist advance, and we’ll all worry about the long-term consequences later. The next Western war against Islamist extremists has already started, and the question is whether it will end up like Afghanistan. Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. Except, of course, the Malians. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist.

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AIMING FOR PROVINCIALS: The Selkirk Secondary School girls curling team captured the East Kootenay title this past weekend in Creston. The girls won their first game over Creston 12-1 then picked up their second win with an 8-1 victory over Sparwood in the A final. They then won the B event with a 7-4 win over Creston. They now move on to play Nelson this coming weekend in a best of three with the winner advancing to provincials in Kamloops at the end of February. Pictured above, left to right: Skip Alysha Buchy, Third Julia Dereniwsky, Second Kira Dereniwsky, and Lead Haylie Farquhar.

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Rockies romp 9-5 over Dynamiters TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Pucks were flying at the Kimberley Civic Centre on Tuesday night, as the Columbia Valley Rockies skated away with a 9-5 victory over the Dynamiters. Despite entering the final period tied at 4-4, the Rockies managed to put on a burst of offensive productivity to pull ahead for the win. Rockies forward Brendan Burge ended the night with seven points off of two goals and five assists, while teammate Racey Red Crow had four goals and an assist. From the start, it was clear that the game would be interesting. The Nitros refused to participate in the warmup, as a show of solidarity to protest the resignation of assistant coach Jordan Foreman, who left the team on Monday evening. Columbia Valley got on the powerplay three times right off the bat, making good on their third opportunity, when

Dylan Sakatch scored to take the lead. The Nitros had a two-man advantage shortly after, but couldn’t beat Stewart Pratt, who manned the crease for Columbia Valley. Stephen Pratt increased the Rockies’ lead, when he found himself on a breakaway during a bad Nitro line change with six minutes left in the period. Red Crow tripled Columbia Valley’s lead with less than two minutes on the clock when he took advantage of a puck bobbled by Nitro stopper Jeremy Mousseau. The second period was a better effort from Kimberley’s end, as the Dynamiters scored four times, while the Rockies only got one goal. Connor Kutzner skated around the top of the offensive zone face-off circle and wristed a shot into the net for Kimberley’s first marker. Isaac Schacher followed up with another

Nitro goal, before Red Crow responded for Columbia Valley. However, the Dynamiters responded again with a pair from Tyson Klingspohn and Jared Marchi, which brought the score back to 4-4 going into the final 20 minutes. However, Columbia Valley needed only 30 seconds to pull ahead, as Burge got his first of the game, while Red Crow added his third of the game on the powerplay a minute later. Sam Nigg brought the Nitros back to within a goal five minutes later, but Red Crow re-

stored the two-goal lead with ten minutes left in the game. Stephen Pratt increased the lead to three goals with five minutes to go, and Burge scored the token empty netter with two minutes left in the game. While the goals piled up on the scoresheet, the penalties were noticeable as well, as the Rockies had one 10-minute misconduct, while the Nitros had five 10-minute misconducts and two game ejections. Columbia Valley scored three times in nine opportunities with

the man-advantage, while Kimberley scored twice with 10 opportunities. The Rockies are sitting in third place in the Eddie Mountain Division, nine points behind the Nitros. Kimberley has a tenuous hold on third place, as the Rockies have three games in hand, while the Ghostriders and Rockets scrap it out for first place. Next action for the Dynamiters is Saturday night, when they host the Penticton Lakers—a team which will be folding from the KIJHL at the end of the season.

Foreman resigns from Nitros TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Jordan Foreman, the assistant coach and assistant general manager of the Kimberley Dynamiters has resigned his position with the team, according to an announcement from organization on Monday evening.

“Effective immediately, [Foreman] has stepped down from his duties with the Kimberley Dynamiters,” read a statement from the organization. “We would like to thank him for his years of service and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Forman has coached with the Nitros for three seasons in an assistant coaching capacity, twice stepping up as a head coach on an interim basis after two coaching changeovers. Foreman declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding his resignation.

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Collin Shirley scored the winner in a shootout to lift the Kootenay Ice to a 4-3 victory over the Blades in Saskatoon on Tuesday. Kootenay led 3-2 in the third period, but a late goal from the Blades evened things up, however, neither were able to break the deadlock in overtime. “We kind of came out slow in the beginning, but we picked things up, followed the game plan and had some success,” said Ice assistant coach Chad Kletzel. It’s a bounce back for the Ice, which had a seven-game win streak snapped last Saturday in Spokane, and a good start to their four-game road swing through Saskatchewan. Matt Revel struck first for the Blades less than two minutes into the game, but Sam Reinhart tied things up with the man advantage for his 20th goal of the season. Dalton Thrower put the Blades back in the lead on the power play two minutes after Reinhart’s goal to close out the opening frame. Jordyn Boyd tied up the game late in the middle period, and Luke Philp scored with 11 seconds left on the clock to give the Ice a 3-2 lead going into the final frame. However, Michael Ferland, Saskatoon’s biggest acquisition from the WHL trade deadline, scored with eight minutes to go, which evened up the game at 3-3. Neither team could pull ahead for the remainder of the game, and overtime solved nothing, so things were decided in a shootout, as

Levi Cable and Shirley scored for Kootenay, while Josh Nicholls got the only puck by Kootenay goaltender Mackenzie Skapksi. Skapski ended the game with 31 saves, including six stops in the shootout round. Andrey Makarov, who manned the crease for the Russians in the World Junior Championship, stopped 26 shots and made 5 saves in the shootout.

“It feels good to take some points away from a team that we’re trying to track down in the standings.” Chad Kletzel

“It feels good to take some points away from a team that we’re trying to track down in the standings right now,” continued Kletzel. “…Our group has done a good job worrying about what we need to do to be successful and a win in Saskatoon is always good.” Next up are the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday evening, followed by the Regina Pats on Friday and Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday. Though that’s a lot of hockey, Kletzel isn’t worried about fatigue setting in. ”We work hard in practice and we do lots of stuff in regards to nutrition and that stuff, so we expect our guys to be ready to go,” said Kletzel. “Obviously, it’s going to be a challenge, but I think we need to rise to that challenge and look at it like that and not give any excuses.”

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daily townsman / daily bulletin

Page 12 wednesday, January 16, 2013

Every Week, our Ad Match Team checks our major competitor’s flyers and matches the price on hundreds of items throughout the store*.

Spend $175 and receive a

We Match Prices! *Look for the symbol in store. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us).

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PC® meat or vegetable lasagna frozen, 2.27 kg

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Spend $175 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location and receive a free PC® meat or vegetable lasagna. Sp Exc Excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post off office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated. The retail value of up to $12.99 will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. de No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Friday, January 11th until closing N TThursday, January 17th, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. 4482494

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Huggies club size plus diapers size 1-6, 104-216’s 736050

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44.99 prime rib roast or steak 837670 / 311113

size 1-6, 104-210’s 481862

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5 LB BAG

product of Texas, USA 716766

728 g 601757

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Kellogg’s Special K cereal or Vector selected varieties, 320-553 g 972290

Huggies club pack wipes 504-600’s 337081

13

97

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16.99

Colgate Premium toothpaste selected varieties, 85-130 mL 552754

98

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13.21 /kg

96

selected varieties, 200-592 mL, 623 g 449279

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mini Babybel processed cheese portions

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Bakeshop crusty French bread

original or light, 12’s, 240 g

sliced or unsliced, 450 g

781205

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4.99

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fresh navel oranges 128468

3

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5

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10 LB BOX product of USA

97

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2.28 EACH

fuel up at our gas bar and earn

Johnson & Johnson baby needs

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fresh grapefruit

Similac infant formula powder with Omega

10000 03100

baked fresh

LIMIT 6

club pack®, cut from Canada AA beef or higher

Pampers club size plus diapers

330842

Delissio pizza selected varieties, frozen, 627-931 g 222121

PC® regular pack batteries AA4, AAA2, C2, D2, 9V1 162471

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Kool-Aid Jammers selected varieties, 10X180 mL 101340

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7.27

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LIMIT 6 AFTER LIMIT

4.29

Vaseline Intensive Care lotion

selected varieties, 600 mL 166436

Crystal windshield washer fluid

-35°C, 3.5 L 130136

2

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3.38

97

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Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2013 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.

Guaranteed Lowest Prices *Applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ print advertisements (i.e. flyer, newspaper). We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s print advertisement. Our major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Identical items are defined as same brand, item type (in the case of produce, meat and bakery), size and attributes and carried at this store location. We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this promise at any time.

We Match Prices! *Look for the symbol in store. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us).

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©MasterCard & PayPass are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Back a licensee of the marks. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial banking services are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC. PC points loyalty program is provided by President’s Choice Services Inc. ©PC, President’s Choice, President’s Choice Financial and Fresh Financial Thinking are registered trademarks of Loblaws Inc. Trademarks use under licence.

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Cranbrook Daily Townsman, January 16, 2013