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On Saturday, March 9, as part of the Dirtbag Festival, the Kootenay Orienteering Club in conjunction with the Kimberley Nordic Club held a ski orienteering event with skiers from Kimberley, Cranbrook, Calgary and Invermere. There were 45 races in all, on a beautiful day. See race results at www.dailytownsman.com, in Sports.

Spring forward into frost heave As spring thaw begins, so does pothole season; City is asking motorists to be patient

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City of Cranbrook Public Works crews are busy patching potholes as the weather increases pothole reports around town. Potholes are caused

when rain or snow runoff seep into the ground, freeze and then thaw, causing the road surface to crack. Eventually, with heavy traffic loads, the cracks become potholes. Public Works is kept

busy repairing road defects at this time of year with limited resources, according to the city. “When a pothole is reported to us, the repair work is scheduled and carried out ac-

cordingly,” said Public Works Director Joe McGowan. “In normal circumstances our crews can respond to pothole repairs in a timely manner. During extreme and unfavourable weather condi-

tions when pothole problems are numerous and proper repair work cannot be carried out, only temporary repairs will be made until conditions improve.”

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It hasn’t been a great season thus far for Kimberley sit-skier Josh Dueck. Adjusting to equipment changes, he hasn’t regained championship form and has struggled in races, including a disappointing performance in the recent World Championships in Spain. Next up were the World Cup Finals in Sochi, Russia, a test event for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Here, Dueck earned a bronze medal in the slalom. Course conditions were far from perfect in rainy weather. Dueck was seventh in his first run, and conditions were worse in the second but he managed to fight his way to the podium and a third place finish. “After my first run I knew I had skied well,” he said. “The conditions were poor, but I was able to kind of creep up the field. I knew going into the second run that I would have better conditions because of my start number, so I just

charged it and thought, ‘Give all or end all,’ and was fortunate enough to be faster than the rest.”

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“The second run wasn’t pretty, but apparently not many other sit-skiers had great runs either. It was a game of attrition and I played it smart. I had good advice from the coaches on areas to be careful for. It was definitely a team effort. “I enjoy these more challenging days with incremental weather. Today was a step in the right direction and a bit closer to how I’d like to be skiing.” Monday was the final day of World Cup finals with the Super-G and another slalom scheduled. No results were available at press time.

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Cranbrook is getting ready to bestow its ‘highest honour’: the Sustainable Community Builder Award. The award recognizes an individual, group, club, agency or society that has made Cranbrook a better, stronger community. The award is a partnership between the City of Cranbrook, the sustainability committee Cranbrook Connected, and the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation. It recog-

nizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to the social, arts/cultural, economic or environmental sustainability of Cranbrook. The contribution can be over an extended period of time — a legacy of work — or a recent achievement that may otherwise be invisible. “This is our highest municipal honour to recognize an individual, group or organization who has, through outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated sincere commitment to making our

City a more sustainable community today and for the future,” said Mayor Wayne Stetski. Cranbrook Connected will manage the application process and select the winner, who will receive $500 from the Community Foundation to donate to the charity of their choice. Chris Ayling, chair of Cranbrook Connected, said the award has a lasting impact. “The concept of ‘sustainability’ can seem abstract to some people, so the award puts a name and a face to a specific

action or actions in our community,” said Ayling. “The award winner becomes a role model for all of us and hopefully encourages others to volunteer.” The award went to Debbie Sinclair of Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2009, and the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society in 2010. To pick up an application form, visit City Hall or go to www.cranbrook.ca or www. cranbrookconnected.ca. Nominations are due by Monday, April 15.

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Vehicles robbed in Gold Creek area Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

Vehicles in Gold Creek have been stolen from in the past week, Cranbrook RCMP are reporting. The first incident happened around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 on 37th Street South. A woman at home heard her car alarm go off, looked outside and saw a dark truck with a loud exhaust fleeing her property. When she checked her vehicle, she found they had taken her wallet and some loose money.

A few hours later, RCMP were informed that several more vehicles had been broken into, with an iPhone and money stolen. “Residents are reminded to keep their vehicles locked and be aware of who is around. If you see anything suspicious, call the police,” said Cranbrook RCMP Cpl. Pat Prefontaine. If anyone has any additional information about this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kootenay Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

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Local boy Kobe Roller (centre) was happy to be given a new bicycle last week after his was stolen. Aileen Wilson (right) asked friends to pitch in, and Mike Stephen (left) from Gerick’s pitched in too to get a bike for Kobe that was better than his original one.

Community buys bike for boy ‘One happy young man’ treated to new bike after the one he worked hard to buy was stolen Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

A kind-hearted Cranbrook resident has replaced a bicycle for a local boy after his own bike was stolen. Kobe Roller saved up money working on a paper route until he could buy a second-hand bicycle for $450. It was just like the brand new one, valued at $800, that he had his eye on. But then Kobe loaned the bike to a friend for a quick ride home, and it was stolen

from outside his friend’s house. Aileen Wilson heard about what happened to Kobe, and decided to get involved. “After asking around a bit I learned Kobe is a hard-working, helpful young man and felt he deserved to get his bike back,” said Aileen. She didn’t have the money to buy a new bike for Kobe herself, so Aileen put out the word on Facebook and quickly raised money for Kobe. “Through wonderful friends I was able to

raise $400 in only five days,” said Aileen. “We approached Mike (Stephen) at Gerick’s Sports and he was so helpful finding the bike of Kobe’s dreams and made that bike fit our budget. Kobe’s mom put in $100 that was needed to cover the tax and an extra $39 our money didn’t cover. The

bike was valued at over $800. “Kobe is one happy young man and I don’t think he will ever take his eyes off his bike again,” said Aileen. “Thank you to everyone who donated and Mike at Gerick’s for helping us make this young fellow smile again.”

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If you receive a phone call from the City of Cranbrook about environmental air control, be careful, because it could be a scam. RCMP is warning Cranbrook residents to be aware of a possible phone scam that was reported here last week. On March 7, the City of Cranbrook received a complaint that someone was calling residents, claiming to be a City representative, and asking the resident to take part in a survey about environmental air control. “The caller asks questions about allergies and smoking in the home. After asking questions, the caller invites the resident to enter a contest,” said Cpl. Pat Prefontaine in a news

release Friday. In fact, the City of Cranbrook doesn’t take part in any sort of phone solicitation. If you receive this kind of call, take note that the caller might not be who they claim to be. “The Cranbrook RCMP would like to remind the people of Cranbrook that telephone scams are very common and one way to protect yourself is to identify the company or person you are speaking to. Do not give out personal information to anyone you do not know and trust. As always, if something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t,” said Cpl. Prefontaine. If anyone has information about these phone calls, please contact Cst. Haley Pinfold at Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471.

Pothole season is upon us Continued from page 1 The City is letting drivers know that under the Local Government Act, a municipality is not legally responsible for ensuring roads are always free of defects and hazards, nor is it liable for damages caused by a breakdown in the road.

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To make a successful claim, the city must be found to have been negligent in the particular circumstances. Motorists must provide the city with a written notice of intent within two months of the incident leading to the claim. To report a pothole, contact Public Works at 250-489-0218.

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Seniors housing celebrated in Baynes Lake Community and government come together to officially open eight affordable housing units in the East Kootenay’s South Country Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

The Baynes Lake community was celebrating on Friday, March 8 as officials visited its seniors housing development Spirit Pond Haven for an official ribbon cutting. The ceremony was held on the one-year anniversary of Spirit Pond Haven’s completion. The $1.4 milliondevelopment consists of eight units for seniors housing, managed and operated by the Baynes Lake Seniors Housing Society. The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) provided the land, which was valued at $213,000. “The Regional District of East Kootenay is pleased that the province had granted us the land so that we had it available to give to the society for the development of Spirit Pond Haven, providing seniors in our regional district with more affordable housing solutions they so richly deserve,” said RDEK Area B Director Heath Slee. “I want to congratu-

late Doug Lyons and the Baynes Lake Seniors Housing Society for their success in fulfilling their vision for the Baynes Lake community.” Spirit Pond Haven offers affordable modular housing for seniors and people with disabilities. The units are designed to be easily accessible for seniors and people with disabilities, and features include large rooms that are easy to manoeuvre in a wheelchair, shelves and light switches at a lower height, bathroom grab bars and step-in showers. “Residents of Spirit Pond Haven have truly taken great pride in making these homes their own,” said Doug Lyon, chairman, of Baynes Lake Seniors Housing Society. “We are thankful for the support from our government partners and the community that made these apartments possible. We look forward to many more anniversary celebrations here at Spirit Pond Haven for years to come.” Through the Cana-

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Members of the Baynes Lake Seniors Housing Society celebrate the opening of Spirit Pond Haven on Friday, March 8, joined by Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett, Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks, RDEK Electoral Area B Director Heath Slee, and RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay in the official ribbon cutting. da-British Columbia Affordable Housing Agreement, the federal government contributed $594,000 and the provincial government provided $533,724. “Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, on behalf of Honourable

Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “Through investments in Spirit Pond Haven, we have helped to increase the number of affordable housing options for seniors in need of a hand up and contributed to the economic and social

well-being of the entire community.” “Investing in safe, affordable housing for seniors is important to our government,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and MLA for Kootenay East. “Spirit Pond Haven has created new affordable housing options and will add to the community for many years

to come. I would like to thank all partners involved, especially the Baynes Lake Seniors Housing Society for their current and future successes at Spirit Pond Haven.” The Baynes Lake development is one of seven seniors housing programs that Columbia Basin Trust has contributed to, with an overall total of $425,000. “This is a great op-

portunity to celebrate the collaborative efforts of the community, local partners and government, and a chance to congratulate you all on the one-year anniversary of Spirit Pond Haven,” said Neil Muth, president of Columbia Basin Trust. “This housing initiative is meeting a clear need for seniors housing, and we are honoured to be a part of it.”

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Pinewood Elementary School Grade 5 students recently completed the DARE Program. Graduation ceremonies were held on the morning of Friday, March 8. Grade 5 students proudly display their DARE certificates and T-shirts accompanied by Cst. Lisa Schlatter and Auxiliary Officer Robert McGee.


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ootenay author Rosa Jordan describes her travels to Cuba over the past 15 years, and just how much that country has changed in “Cuba Unspun”. Star Wars fans will certainly enjoy the oversize and detail of “Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia”. Preschool Story Time this Wednesday at 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., and Toddler Story this Friday at 10:30 a.m. will be all about green! Interested in scrapbooking? Join fellow scrapbookers for fun and instruction with “Scrapping Good Time.” Guest instructors include Shilo Miles, Lynda Larsen, Becky Litz and Melitta Ball. Mondays, January 28, February 25, March 25 and April 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $15 per evening. Project supplies and tea and cookies will be provided; please bring your own tools and adhesive. You can pre-register by phoning Deanne at 250-426-4063 or by email at dperreault@cranbrookpubliclibrary. ca. On display this month is the beautiful and award-winning photography of Kathleen Simon. Adult Newly Acquired Shelf: Selling the Dream – Ken Campbell (796.962) Entering the Shift Age – Dave Houle (909.83) The Price of Freedom – Simon Ivascu (286.7498) The Columbia River Treaty Revisited – Barbara Cosens (346.7304) The Facilitator’s Fieldbook – Thomas Justice (658.4036) 2013 Preparing Your Income Tax Returns (336.24) Give Peas a Chance: The Foolproof Guide to Feeding Your Picky Toddler

(649.3) Cuba Unspun – Rosa Jordan (917.291) The Instigator – Jonathon Gatehouse (796.962092) The Five Pillars of Islam – Musharraf Hussain (297.31) Second-Act Careers – Nancy Collamer (650.14) Unrepentant – Gary Lee Wright (bio) AT THE Beyond Belief – LIBRARY Jenna Miscavige Hill (bio) Mike Insane City – Dave Selby Barry (fic) Iscariot – Tosca Lee (fic) News from Heaven – Jennifer Haigh (fic) The Haven – Suzanne Woods Fisher (fic) Rebel – Linda Windsor (fic) Thief – Linda Windsor (fic) A Cold & Lonely Place – Sarah J. Henry (mys) Deadly Stakes – J.A. Jance (mys) Jesus of Nazareth (DVD) The Lady (DVD) Young Adult & Children’s Newly Acquired Items: Pirate Cinema – Cory Doctorow (ya fic) The Dark Unwinding – Sharon Cameron (ya fic) Undead – Kirsty McKay (ya fic) Magisterium – Jeff Hirsch (fic) Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (j 793.932) Body Decoration – Adam Sutherland (j 391.65) Graffiti Culture –Liz Gogerly (j fic) Street Art – Adam Sutherland (j fic) To the Planets & Beyond – Raman Prinja (j 523.2) Watch Me Draw: A Magical Fairy World – Stephanie Fitzgerald (j 741.51) Hideout – Gordon Korman (j fic) The Fairies: Fairy Fun (j DVD) Elmo’s Alphabet (j DVD)

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pare students to succeed and to adapt to a rapidly changing future. We need to choose to invest in the most important assets we have as a society – our school kids.” The committee will focus on the four basic pillars of education; funding, buildings, programs (including the BC Education Plan) and technology, consistent with the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) annual general meeting resolutions of 2012 and their We Value Public Education campaign. “We know that districts across the province all share serious concerns similar to our own regarding funding shortfalls, ageing infrastructure, increased programming pressures and technology that’s inadequate to stu-

dent learning needs,” said Lento. “We want to highlight these priorities from a community perspective rather than a provincial one.” According to Lento, input will be gathered from parent and community stakeholders using electronic surveys such as ThoughtStream, public forum(s) and current information available to the board. The committee is expected to convene following the March spring break and recommendations will be made available to the public on an ongoing basis leading up to the May 14 election date. For more information on the BC School Trustees Association’s We Value Public Education campaign, go to http://read.uberflip. com/i/98763/2.

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he B.C. legislature session ends this week. It can’t come quickly enough for Premier Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals. This is also the week we see the rest of the fallout from “ethnic-gate,” as the latest controversy over partisan activity by political staff has been clumsily labelled. A disgruntled former B.C. Liberal caucus staffer handed the NDP opposition an internal memo setting out a strategy for ethnic “outreach” that strayed into forbidden territory, suggesting that ethnic-friendly government events could be staged and participants’ names collected and turned over to the party. “This secret plan clearly demonstrates the Liberals are deliberately folding government resources and staff into their party’s campaign machinery, despite rules that forbid this,” thundered NDP house leader John Horgan. “We’ve seen this before, with the Liberals’ efforts to run a secret committee to subvert the public process around Burnaby Hospital, and in the attack website created by caucus staff and launched by the Liberal party.” Casual observers might see this as a disturbing new development in misuse of public resources. It’s disturbing, all right, but it’s hardly new. The “attack website” Horgan refers to is a case in point. While a website targeting

NDP leader Adrian Dix was being cooked up in the B.C. Liberal bunker, a similar effort was being developed in NDP research down the hall. This partisan message detailed all the worthwhile things that could be done with the government’s $15 million advertising budget singing the praises of the government’s “jobs plan.” But this one carried the logo of the NDP caucus, so it was within the rules. The average person, seeing two groups of staff on the public payroll, each slagging the other, might not detect much BC VIEWS of a difference. The biggest headline from Tom the leaked memo was its refFletcher erence to generating “quick wins” for the election campaign by staging apologies for historic racial injustices. It mentioned how former premier Gordon Campbell delivered a solemn apology in 2008 for the decision to turn away a ship carrying Sikh refugees from Vancouver harbour – shortly after the outbreak of the First World War. What does a modern provincial premier accomplish by apologizing for a federal immigration decision made in 1915? Why would another premier now feel the need to apologize for a federal “head tax” imposed on Chinese immigrants from 1885 to 1923? The answer is obvious. Again, don’t expect much to change with an NDP government. Asked last week

if he would stage an apology for the head tax, Dix delivered a well-rehearsed history lesson that made it clear he is anxious to do so.  Welcome to politics in an urbanized, globalized media culture. It’s more important to put on a show than to do the right thing. Hospitals are announced three times before they’re built, then announced again when they are staffed. Politics is a lucrative career. Former B.C. Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt is one of the additional “outreach” staff handpicked by Clark. The B.C. Liberals retort that the NDP caucus has a similar staffer named Gabriel Yiu, who has taken three leaves of absence to run for MLA, and is in practical terms a professional NDP candidate. Yiu is running for a fourth time in Vancouver-Fraserview, having been defeated in 2009 by former  West Vancouver  police chief Kash Heed. That campaign was notorious for anonymous Chinese-language pamphlets claiming the NDP favours legalizing drugs and imposing a “death tax” on inheritance. This latest scandal might produce meaningful reform. But the misuse of public money to further the interests of political parties is deeply entrenched. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Left to right: Patrick Humenny, Abe Seifried and Trevor Knight, owner of Kootenay Cycle Works.

Kootenay Cycle Works rises like the phoenix C A R O LYN G R A N T Daily Bulletin

When Kootenay Cycle Works was lost to a fire in December 2012, owner Trevor Knight promised his business would rise from the ashes. And now it has. Knight will be sharing space with Rocky’s Ski and Snowboard in the Platzl until the end of the month, and then in April he will take over completely. He is renaming his business Kootenay Mountain Works to reflect the change from bicycles only to winter sports as well.

“Tom (Pearson) and I started talking about me using the building owned by his brother, Rocky, for the summer,” Knight said. “I originally came to town to work for Tom and Rocky, co-owners of Rocky’s Ski and Snowboard, after spending years working for Tom at his Calgary store. “Tom and I have always maintained a good relationship. I have also always considered Tom Pearson to be one of my mentors. “After talking about the fall and winter we started talking about Tom’s plans to retire in

2013, so that is what will be happening.” Kootenay Mountain Works will be full service for repairs, rentals, sales and service for bikes and ski/snowboard equipment, as well as accessories, clothing and more. Knight is hoping to expand as time goes on. Knight lost everything in the fire — from stock to tools to bikes to paperwork — but with the help of understanding suppliers and community support he is putting it back together. “The bike industry and town have been amazing in

supporting my business and family and we are really grateful for those that have stepped forward to help us out,” Knight said. All of Knight’s staff is back to work and they are looking forward to seeing you at their new location, 250 Spokane Street, in the Platzl. They will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and in the summer from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both phone numbers will still be active: 250-427-4244 for Rockys Ski and Snowboard, and 250-427-4449 for Kootenay Cycle Works Inc.

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Where can you take your construction and building questions and be confident that you will receive accurate and unbiased information delivered in a professional manner? Book an appointment with Ask Menno, the new consulting service launched by long-established Cranbrook construction company Dueck Enterprises Inc. Menno Dueck, company owner and president, is Ask Menno, “just a regular guy who happens to have over 40 years of hands-on entrepreneurial experience in residential and commercial construction, renovation and project management, and I want to help others by sharing that knowledge.” Clients can rest as-

sured they will receive unbiased information from an impartial party as the service is charged on an hourly basis, with no obligation to hire any particular contractor or company. “The Ask Menno service is not meant for Dueck Enterprises to gain extra work or take on new projects,” Menno said, “but to provide the public with a place to obtain accurate information and the tools necessary to help them fully understand the factors and options involved in their situation.” Over 80 per cent of Menno’s career has been spent in renovations “which are totally different than new construction. You never really know what you’re up against until you jump in. You need to be

Menno Dueck able to think outside the box and come up with creative ways to deal with the inevitable challenges and tricky situations that surface along the way. “It really is because of my years working hands-on that I can do that,” he added. Menno envisions

working with a wide variety of people from homeowner DIYs (doit-yourselfers), business owners looking for commercial renovation ideas, and home and commercial buyers/ sellers wanting additional building information prior to transactions.

He’s also excited about working with both the seniors and singles community “because I know too many stories where they have been taken advantage of.” For further information visit dueckenterprises.com or call 250426-5460.

UPCOMING March 13th. Kimberley Garden Club March Meeting program: The Care and Overwintering of Summer-Blooming Tender Bulbs. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola 250-427-1948. BC Government Retired Employees Association, Rocky Mountain Branch, will hold their luncheon meeting at Bavarian Chalet in the Sam Steele Rm, March 13, 2013 at 12 noon. Guest speaker: Driver’s Licence Dept. Info: Jack Selman 250-489-5930. Wed. March 13: Get ready for the May 2013 General Election. Make sure you are on the Voters List. Voter registration is taking place at Kimberley Public Library between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Thurs. Mar 14: Get ready for the May 2013 General Election. Make sure you are on the Voters List. Voter registration will take place at Overwaitea Foods between 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm. OPEN HOUSE – You are cordially invited to attend the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Charter of Cranbrook First Toastmasters in the Lecture Theatre, College of the Rockies, 7-9 pm, Thursday March 14. No charge for this event. RSVP Elizabeth at 489-5013 or email ef5013@shaw.ca MARCH 16 SOCIAL DANCE, held at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL on 2nd St. South, with music provided by The Don Davies Quartet. Come out from 7-11 with friends and family for ‘ A Wee Bit of Song, a Wee Bit of Fun’. Light lunch served. 250.489.2720. March 16 St. Patricks Dance - Proceeds to the Kimberley Soccer Assoc. 8:30pm - 1:00am Featuring Hardwater, D.J. Traxx and John John the Leprechaun. Luck o’ the Irish, Saint Patrick’s Spring Tea. Sat March 16/13. Serving dainty sandwiches and sweets. Bake Sale. 1-3 pm. Catholic Church Hall. Everyone welcome! St. Patrick’s Tea & Bake Sale, March 16, 1-3 pm (new hours) Senior Citizens Hall Br. 11, 125-17th Ave S., Cranbrook. Info: Judy, 426-2436. March 17 St Patty’s Fun Spiel Novice curlers tournament. 10 teams of four. Prizes for best dresses person & best dressed team. Pizza party & presentations to follow at the Elks Club. FMI 250-427-2343. East Kootenay Railway Pensioners Association, Social Luncheon 12:30 pm, Tuesday Mar.19th, 2013 at the Bavarian Chalet (Day’s Inn) 600 Cranbrook St.N, Cranbrook. All Railway Retiree’s and Spouses are welcome, RSVP by Mar.15th. More info: Secretary Frances Allen at 250-426-2720 or Charlie Bichon at 250-426-2171. ONGOING Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild hold their meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at 7:15 pm upstairs in Seniors Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. All skill levels welcome. FMI Betty 250-489-1498 or June 250-426-8817. Mark Creek Lions “Meet and Greet” the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 pm. Dinner to follow at Western Lodge. FMI: 250-427-5612 or 427-7496. Cranbrook Branch of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC. Meetings are from 10:00am-1:00pm the 2nd and 4th Wed. in the lower level of the Senior Citizen’s Hall, 125-17th St. S. Bring bag lunch. Tootie Gripich, 426-3994. Tai Chi Moving Meditation, Wednesdays from 3-4pm at Centre 64, Kimberley. Call Adele 250-427-1939. King’s Cottage Sale: Clothes & Footwear 50% all of February. Wed 9:30-2:00, Sat 10:00-2:00. Kimberley Pentecostal Church, 8687 Hwy 95A, Kimberley. KIMBERLEY North Star Quilters meet 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7pm downstairs Centennial Hall, 100 4th Avenue. Everyone welcome. Info: Carol at 250-427-7935 or Joan at 250-427-4046. The Cranbrook Senior Floor Curling is looking for new members. Curling is Monday and Wednesday afternoons, upstairs in the Curling Rink. Info: Dave at 250-426-5387. Learn to Fish @ Kootenay Trout Hatchery! Come on out to the hatchery pond for this opportunity – great for all ages. Call now to book a session (250) 429-3214. Open now through the end of August! Tours also available. Tai Chi Moving Meditation every Wednesday 3-4 pm at Centre 64. Starts November 7th. Call Adele 250-427-1939. Special Olympics BC – Kimberley/Cranbrook now has an Active Start! Active Start is for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2-6, teaching basic motor skills through fun, positive experiences.Thursdays, 10-11am at Kimberley Aquatic Centre ** Transportation available. Call Julia 427.3324 or Cyra 250.919.0757 Cranbrook Senior Centre, Branch 11 holding their meetings every third Thursday a month. 1:30pm at the hall. We always welcome new members. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24; Friday Meat Draw: 4:30- 6:30, Saturday Meat Draw: 3:30-5:30. Play and Learn Parenting/Literacy Program – 8 week registered program for parents with preschool children with a facilitated play and activity component for children. Kimberley Early Learning Centre Kim 250-427-4468. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. 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Prospective Kings owner calls for Seattle fans to sign up for ticket waitlist SEATTLE - The prospective owner of the Sacramento Kings is calling on fans in Seattle to sign up for a “priority ticket waitlist” as a way to show the NBA how much interest there is in bringing pro basketball back to the area. Chris Hansen made the announcement on his SonicsArena.com website on Monday. It was his first statement since the announcement of the sale of the Kings from the Maloof family to Hansen and Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Jan. 21. Hansen and Ballmer have a signed agreement to acquire a 65 per cent stake in the Kings for $341 million from the Maloofs. That sale is pending league approval. “In addition to helping us understand and prioritize the demand for tickets, registering your interest will be a critical step in demonstrating to the NBA and basketball fans around the country the unbelievable passion that exists in the Emerald City to BRING BACK OUR SONICS!” Hansen wrote. Hansen said no inference should be drawn between the start of a ticket waitlist and the efforts in closing the purchase of the Kings and relocating them to Seattle for the 2013-14 season. Associated Press

Oil Kings forward Henrik Samuelsson signs contract with Phoenix Coyotes GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes have signed forward Henrik Samuelsson, their firstround draft pick last year, to a three-year entry-level contract. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced the signing Monday, but didn’t disclose financial details. The 19-year-old Samuelsson is from Scottsdale and is the son of former NHL defenceman and ex-Coyotes assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson. He has been playing for the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings and has 32 goals and 47 assists in 67 games this season. He currently ranks third on the team in goals and points. Samuelson also played for the Oil Kings and Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik of the Swedish Elite League and was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft by Phoenix. Canadian Press

Nadal ‘very scared’ after earthquake at tennis event INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - The scariest moment of Rafael Nadal’s day didn’t happen on the tennis court. The Spaniard experienced his first earthquake Monday morning at the BNP Paribas Open. The 9:55 a.m. quake had an estimated magnitude of 4.7, according to the California Institute of Technology’s seismological laboratory. The epicenter was about 12 miles from the desert community of Anza, which is near Indian Wells, site of the combined men’s and women’s tennis tournament. It occurred before the day’s matches had begun, although the Indian Wells Tennis Garden was busy with fans and workers, many of whom said they felt a strong jolt. Nadal was on the massage table preparing for his third-round match against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. “I was very scared,” he said. “I think the massage table moves even worse.” Associated Press

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Two Cranbrook fighters—one representing the Rocky Mountain Academy of Martial Arts (left) and the other Evolution Martial Arts (right)—spar during the a provincial tournament in Fernie over the weekend.

Martial artists bring home the medals TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Two local martial arts clubs fielded competitors at the B.C. provincials in Fernie this weekend, with fighters from both clubs walking away with some impressive results. The Rocky Mountain Academy of Martial Arts and the Evolution Martial Arts both participated in the event, as students from both clubs put their skills to the test while representing Cranbrook. RMAMA had 10 competitors at the event, seven of which came away with a gold, silver or bronze medal finish (See Wednesday’s Daily Townsman for results from Evolution Martial Arts). “I’m really proud of all my fighters for stepping it up and getting in there,” said Joel Huncar, “[and] being willing to test their skills like that. There was a lot of high-level competitors.” Students that won gold in their respective categories have the option of heading to na-

tionals, which is hosted in Ottawa, and makes for a long trip if those winners decide to go. RMAMA is also looking at bringing in Thannit “Boom” Wattayana—a internationally top-ranked Muay Thai fighter—to do some seminars with his athletes at the club. Wattayana trains out of Vancouver with Huncar’s Muay Thai instructor. “He’s doing really well, he just fought one of the top-ranked guys in the world about a month ago and beat him—knocked him out in the fifth round,” said Huncar. Huncar said Wattayana grew up in Thailand and in the Muay Thai culture, and met and married his wife, who is from Rossland. “It’s nice getting someone right from Thailand who is immersed in the culture, because there is so much more to Muay Thai than just people banging around in the ring and stuff,” said Huncar. “It has a rich history.”

RMAMA Results Tage Leiman — Silver in Continuous and Gold in Provincial Continuous Cole McNolty — Gold in Continuous and Gold in Provincial Continuous Tyson Hirscher — Gold in Provincial Continuous Silver in Provincial Points Sparring Logan Robertson — Gold in Provincial Continuous Gold in Continuous Logan also took home two other medals Weston Green — Bronze in Provincial Continuous David Buckley — Gold in Continuous and Silver in Provincial Continuous Grace Nigh — Silver in Provincial Continuous, Silver in Continuous and Bronze in points sparring Olivier Barrette, Keaton Smith and Wyatt Cope competed hard and made RMAMA and Joel Huncar very proud.

Canada into final at Cyprus Cup C ANADIAN PRESS

NICOSIA, Cyprus Christine Sinclair scored the game’s only goal and Canada advanced to the final of the 2013 Cyprus Women’s Cup with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Monday. Canada finished in top spot of Group B with a 3-0 record. Sinclair scored her 145th career international goal in the 42nd min-

ute. Jonelle Filigno intercepted a pass before laying it off to Sinclair, who struck the ball into to the bottom left corner of the Dutch goal from 25 yards out. Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod prevented the Netherlands from opening the scoring in earlier in the first half when she saved a penalty shot from Lieke Martens. “It’s mission accom-

plished for us,” said Canada head coach John Herdman. “Our goal was to qualify for the final and we’ve done so. Erin McLeod made the penalty save and another outstanding save late in the game - that was big for us.” Canada will now move on to face England as the team takes part in its third consecutive Cyprus Cup final.


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Kootenay Ice Report ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 33-33-2-0 record (20-13-1-0 at home, 13-20-1-0 on the road, 3-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in eighth place and final playoff spot in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...KOOTENAY has won 23 of their last 33 games and have points in 24 of 34 games since Christmas (23-10-1-0 record)...The ICE have four regular season games remaining all against the CENTRAL DIVISION (two at home, two on the road). PLAYOFF PACKAGES AVAILABLE: 2013 playoff packages are now available at the KOOTENAY ICE Office or by phone at 250-417-0322...Six game ticket packages are $120.00 for Adults, $96.00 for Seniors, $84.00 for Students, and $66.00 for Youth…Playoff packages will be available to purchase until Friday, March 22nd. GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets or a playoff package…GIFT CARDS are available at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE. DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is second in the WHL in winning percentage (.889) in overtime and shootout games…MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who is fourth in franchise history for career shutouts with seven (TAYLOR DAKERS 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9), was named WHL GOALIE OF THE MONTH for February…JOEY LEACH, who has played in 270 WHL career games, is the all time franchise leader in plus/minus with a plus 95... BROCK MONTGOMERY, who is second in the WHL in power play

goals with 18, is tied for eighth in the League for scoring the first goal of the game with seven...LUKE PHILP (18-22-40) is tenth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 40 points...KOOTENAY tied a team record for consecutive wins at home with 12 (December 31 – February 23 - previous record set during the 2006-2007 season)...The ICE are 23-2-1-0 when leading after the second period, 4-27-1-0 when losing and 6-4-0-0 when tied...KOOTENAY is 15-12-2-0 when outshooting their opponent, 15-20-0-0 when being outshot and 3-1-0-0 when tied...The ICE are 23-10-1-0 when they score the first goal of the game and 10-23-1-0 when their opponent scores first... KOOTENAY is 15-15-0-0 against the CENTRAL DIVISION this season (11-4-0-0 at home, 4-11-0-0 on the road, 1-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...The ICE are 15-7-2-0 against the EAST DIVISION this season (7-4-1-0 at home, 8-3-1-0 on the road, 2-1 in overtime, 3-0 in shootouts)...KOOTENAY is 1-4-0-0 against the BC DIVISION this season (1-4-0-0 at home)...The ICE are 2-7-0-0 against the US DIVISION this season (1-1-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road). SCORING STREAKS: JAEDON DESCHENEAU (6-4-10) has recorded at least a point in his last five games…SAM REINHART (2-6-8) and BROCK MONTGOMERY (2-3-5) have each recorded at least a point in their last four games. INJURIES / TRANSACTION: LEVI CABLE will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two to four weeks with a lower body injury…ZACH MCPHEE will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with an upper body injury...KOOTENAY has added Forward HUDSON ELYNUIK (October 12, 1997) to their roster for the final four games of the regular season... ELYNUIK, who was a third round selection (60th overall) in the 2012 WHL BANTAM DRAFT, played this past season with the CALGARY FLAMES of the ALBERT MIDGET HOCKEY LEAGUE. ONE YEAR AGO: After 68 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 36-24-4-4, after 69 games were 36-25-4-4 and after 70 games were 36-25-5-4.

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UPCOMING WEEK: Tuesday March 12 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive) Wednesday March 13 ICE @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive) Thursday March 14 Practice 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place Friday March 15 ICE vs. Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive) Saturday March 16 ICE @ Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW: Tuesday, March 5 – Kootenay 4 @ Red Deer 6 – Record 33-31-2-0 – Attendance: 4,183 Goals: 1 - Descheneau (23) from Reinhart and Vetterl 2 - Cable (14) from Philp and Montgomery 3 - Leach (6) from Dirk and Descheneau 4 - Descheneau (24) from Reinhart and Leach Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 5 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (12 Saves, 1 GA)

Friday, March 8 - Kootenay 4 @ Tri-City 6 – Record 33-322-0 – Attendance: 5,686 Goals: 1 - Shirley (9) from Philp and Vetterl 2 - Montgomery (29) from Muth and Descheneau 3 - Reinhart (31) from Descheneau and Martin 4 - Descheneau (25) from Philp and Montgomery Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 6 GA)

Saturday, March 9 - Kootenay 3 @ Spokane 6 – Record 33-33-2-0 – Attendance: 9,056 Goals: 1 - Montgomery (30) from Peel and Reinhart 2 - Descheneau (26) from Shirley and Reinhart 3 - Descheneau (27) from Reinhart and Peel Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (35 Saves, 6 GA)

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THE GOOD OLE HOCKEY GAME: Kootenay Ice forward Sam Reinhart steals the ball away from a player during some ball hockey at The Home Depot parking lot on Monday afternoon. Youngsters who brought sticks and helmets were able to take on the Ice for some good old-fashioned street hockey, with a playing surface enclosed by stacks of wood.

Giants to allow Cruz to test free agency Associated Press

NEW YORK - The New York Giants are allowing Victor Cruz to enter restricted free agency, placing a firstround tender on the wide receiver. Team owner John Mara said Monday the Giants will risk having

Cruz agree to a contract with another club. New York has the right to match any offer. If the Giants allow him to leave, they will get a firstround draft choice as compensation. The tender is worth $2.879 million for 2012 for Cruz, who has not

made half of that in his three pro seasons. But Cruz believes he can earn more on the open market. “We hope that at some point we’ll be able to reach a long-term agreement with him, but we’re just not there right now,” Mara said. “Cer-

tainly we’re taking a risk, but we would still have the right to match, No. 1. And if we decided not to do that, we’re getting a first-round draft pick out of it. So, yeah, it is a risk for us and he is an exciting, dynamic player and it’s not going to shock me if he gets an offer.”

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Mars enters your sign, which invigorates you even more. Harness this vitality. You might want to try a new exercise routine or take up a new hobby. Understand that few can handle your strength and high energy at this point. Tonight: Do not stand on ceremony. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your irritation with a particular situation might be building, and a sudden event could trigger stronger feelings. Stop investing energy in suppressing your emotional state. Clear your mind, and try a different approach. You’ll be much happier as a result. Tonight: Let mystery in. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You know that you are heading in the right direction. A meeting could be unpredictable. You don’t mind the additional excitement; you work well with high energy and determined associates. Tonight: The more people there are around you, the happier you will be.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You might want to work with a boss or superior, but this person could become more demanding. Just remember who is in charge, and you will be OK. Sometimes the end result, as opposed to the immediate outcome, is more important. Tonight: A must appearance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) An unexpected call triggers your imagination. Your mind seems resistant to any discipline or focus. You could start experiencing life from a new vantage point, where you visualize a different result. A certain individual might play a role in this. Tonight: Catch up on emails. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A close associate or a loved one might change his or her tune when you least expect it. This person will push and push in order to get what he or she desires. You practically will have to vanish to get this person off your case. Tonight: Dinner with a good friend. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Someone is hot on your heels and wants to at least have a

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Who’s up, who’s down at the conclave Cardinals hold final talks amid debate over manager or pastoral pope

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VATICAN CITY — On the eve of their conclave to select a new pope, cardinals held their final debate Monday over whether the Catholic Church needs a manager to clean up the Vatican or a pastor to inspire the faithful at a time of crisis. The countdown underway, speculation has gone into overdrive about who’s ahead in the papal campaign. Will cardinals choose Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, an Italian with serious intellectual and managerial chops who hasn’t been tainted by the scandals of the Vatican bureaucracy? Or has Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Capuchin monk from Boston who has charmed the Italian media worked the same magic on fellow cardinals? Most cardinals already knew Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet since he heads a powerful Vatican office. But maybe over the past week they’ve gotten a

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Cardinals stand on a balcony after Germany’s Joseph Ratzinger, the new Pope Benedict XVI, appeared at the window of St Peter’s Basilica’s main balcony after being elected the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church 19 April 2005 at the Vatican City. chance to hear him sing — he has a fabulous voice and is known for belting out French folk songs. Whoever it is, there were strong indications that plenty of questions remained about the state of the church and the best man to lead it heading into Tuesday’s conclave: Not all the cardinals who wanted to speak were able to Mon-

day, and the cardinals were forced to take a vote about continuing the discussion into the afternoon. In the end, a majority of cardinals chose to cut short the formal discussion, and the cardinals who did speak shortened their comments, according to the Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi. There’s no clear

front-runner for a job most cardinals say they would never want, but a handful of names are circulating as top candidates to lead the 1.2 billion-strong church at a critical time in its history. Scola is affable and Italian, but not from the Italian-centric Vatican bureaucracy. That makes him attractive perhaps to those seeking

reform of the nerve centre of the Catholic Church, which was exposed as corrupt and full of petty turf battles by the leaks of papal documents last year. Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer seems to be favoured by some Latin Americans and the Vatican Curia, or bureaucracy. Scherer has a solid handle on the Vatican’s finances, sitting on the governing commission of the Vatican bank, the Institute for Religious Works, as well as the Holy See’s main budget committee. As a non-Italian, the archbishop of Sao Paolo would be expected to name an Italian insider as secretary of state — the Vatican No. 2 who runs day-to-day affairs at the Holy See — another plus for Vatican-based cardinals who would want one of their own running the shop. The pastoral camp seems to be focusing on two Americans, Cardinals Timothy Dolan of New York and O’Malley. Neither has Vatican experience, though Dolan served in the 1990s as

Stonehenge originated as giant graveyard for elite families S ylvia Hu i Associated Press

LONDON — British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C. New studies of cremated human remains excavated from the site suggest that about 500 years before the Stonehenge we know today was built, a larger stone circle was erected at the same site as a community graveyard, researchers said Saturday. “These were men, women, children, so presumably family groups,” University College London professor Mike Parker Pearson, who led the team, said. “We’d thought that maybe it was a place where a dynasty of kings was buried, but this seemed to be much

more of a community, a different kind of power structure.” Parker Pearson said archeologists studied the cremated bones of 63 individuals, and believed that they were buried around 3,000 B.C. The location of many of the cremated bodies was originally marked by bluestones, he said. That earlier circular enclosure, which measured around 300 feet (91 metres) across, could have been the burial ground for about 200 more people, Parker Pearson said. The team, which included academics from more than a dozen British universities, also put forth some theories about the purpose of the second Stonehenge — the monument still standing in the countryside in southern England today. Various theories

Stonehenge have been proposed about Stonehenge, including that it was a place for Druid worship, an observatory for astronomical studies, or a place of healing, built by early inhabitants of Britain who roamed around with their herds. Parker Pearson said the latest study suggested that Stonehenge should be seen less a temple of worship than a kind of building project that served to unite people from across Britain.

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Analysis of the remains of a Neolithic settlement near the monument indicated that thousands of people travelled from as far as Scotland to the site, bringing their livestock and families for huge feasts and celebrations during the winter and summer solstices. The team studied the teeth of pigs and cattle found at the “builders’ camp,” and deduced that the animals were mostly slaughtered around

nine months or 15 months after their spring births. That meant they were likely eaten in feasts during the midwinter and midsummer, Parker Pearson said. “We don’t think (the builders) were living there all the time. We could tell that by when they were killing the pigs — they were there for the solstices,” he said. The researchers believe that the builders converged seasonally to build Stonehenge, but not for very long — likely over a period of a decade or so. The mass monument building is thought to end around the time when the “Beaker people,” so called because of their distinctive pottery, arrived from continental Europe, Parker Pearson said.

rector of the Pontifical North American College, the U.S. seminary up the hill from the Vatican. He has admitted his Italian isn’t strong — perhaps a handicap for a job in which the lingua franca of day-to-day administration is Italian and the pope’s other role as bishop of Rome. If the leading names fail to reach the 77 votes required for victory in the first few rounds of balloting, any number of surprise names could come to the fore as alternatives. Those include Cardinal Luis Tagle, archbishop of Manila. He is young — at age 55 the second-youngest cardinal voting — and was only named a cardinal last November. While his management skills haven’t been tested in Rome, Tagle — with a Chinese-born mother — is seen as the face of the church in Asia, where Catholicism is growing. Whoever it is, the

new pope will face a church in crisis: Benedict XVI spent his eightyear pontificate trying to revive Catholicism from the secular trends which have made it almost irrelevant in places like Europe, once a stronghold of Christianity. Clerical sex abuse scandals have soured many faithful on their church, and competition from rival evangelical churches in Latin America and Africa has drawn souls away. While the cardinals are widely expected to cast the first ballot Tuesday afternoon, technically they don’t have to. In conclaves past, the cardinals have always voted on the first day. The first puffs of smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney should emerge sometime around 8 p.m. Black smoke from the burned ballot papers means no pope. White smoke means the 266th pope has been chosen.

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Longer waits expected at border crossings southbound shoppers from Canada. Despite the anticipated border waits, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce  executive director Allan Asaph (at left) doesn’t think it will discourage cross-border shoppers.

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partment and transferred the dangerous cargo to another vehicle before the tanker was pulled back onto its wheels by a tow truck. Firefighters were at the ready in the event anything went wrong with the transfer. A small amount of fuel leaked, but it was contained and cleaned up. The truck driver suffered minor injuries and did not need treatment at hospital.

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us,” he said. “We’re not saying to shop exclusively locally, but recognize the value of the dollars that you do spend locally.” Asaph also said the border lines don’t tell the whole story. “When we see the

“Quite honestly, no. I don’t think it will have any effect.” According to Asaph, border staffing cutbacks will only be felt during peak periods like weekends. “Cross-border shopping is a huge issue for

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Border crossings that are often jammed with shoppers heading south may soon get even more congested as the U.S. government is forced to lay off thousands of border employees. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun cutting employee hours and is slated to furlough 5,000 more staff by early April after Congress and President Barack Obama failed to reach a comprehensive deal by March 1 to reduce federal spending, triggering automatic spending cuts. The initial cuts at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are already resulting in reports of longer processing lines at some U.S. airports. CBP officials predict waits up to 50 per cent longer at major airports – four hours or longer at peak times – and a doubling of peak waits to five hours or more at the busiest land crossings. “Travellers should adjust their trip itineraries to account for unexpected delays,” the department warned in a statement. The longest southbound lines at Lower Mainland crossings are weekend mornings and they could get much longer because the use

of overtime is now banned. “They hold shifts over longer or call shifts in earlier to keep as many lines open as possible – that won’t be happening,” said Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce. “We’re thinking it could add an extra 15 to 30 minutes onto the regular lines.” Nexus card  holders should continue to get speedy clearance but new applicants face longer approval times due to an expected surge in demand. It’s hoped the arbitrary across-the-board cuts will be unpalatable to both Republicans and Democrats, spurring them to reach a deal before border slowdowns cause serious economic damage. “If this goes on into the summer that’s when we’re really going to have an issue,” Oplinger said. “On a summer weekend we can get  two- to three-hour lineups and we could be adding 45 minutes to an hour on top of that at those peak times.” One factor that might slow cross-border shopping is the recent slide of the loonie. The dollar is down to around 97 cents U.S. and Oplinger said a further drop to below 95 cents may begin to reduce the number of

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