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The community came out for the McWhinnie Day freestyle jam.

There’s a golf tour just for juniors in the East Kootenay.


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Christy Clark made a whistle stop in the two cities on Tuesday, April 30 ahead of the May 14 provincial election Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s campaign bus rolled through Cranbrook and Kimberley yesterday, Tuesday, April 30. Trailing an entourage of dozens of staff, reporters and security officers, the Premier made three stops while in the East Kootenay. First, starting at noon, she toured Fab Rite Services in Cranbrook to see the steel fabrication business in action. Premier Clark met Kootenay East MLA candidate Bill Bennett for the tour, where she talked to machinists who crafted a steel plate for her reading “B.C. strong economy”. After seeing Fab Rite in full swing, Premier Clark held a media conference where she talked about the B.C. Liberals’ job plan and how it has contributed to a strong economy. “A strong economy needs strong leadership,

and strong leadership means saying yes to economic opportunities. It means helping companies like this one succeed by holding the line on taxes, by cutting red tape. It means a jobs plan that drives growth in the resource industries, in mining, forestry and natural gas, that the people in these communities in the Kootenays, depend on so much for their livelihood,” said Premier Clark. “Because we’ve controlled spending and we are growing this economy, we are making sure that major investments in East Kootenay Regional Hospital are possible, including a brand new intensive care unit. That’s how we can prepare for other important investments that this community and Bill have been fighting passionately for, (such as) replacing Mount Baker high school, or the Salvation Army homeless shelter.” When asked how the

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Premier Christy Clark accepts a gift, and a hug, from five-year old Keelie yesterday in the Platzl. Keelie had a home made gift for the Premier and shared with her the contents of her Hello Kitty backpack. B.C. Liberals government will help solve the skilled workers shortage in the East Kootenay and the bleed of young pro-

fessionals to urban centres, Premier Clark gave a straightforward answer. “We need to keep investing in the College of

the Rockies,” she said. “We want to make sure that not only are our young people able to be first in line for jobs here

in British Columbia, but we want them to find the training they need in the region in which they live and then find a job in the

region in which they live if that’s what they choose.

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BC Hydro to begin tree removal this summer Older trees on 102 Avenue will be removed C AROLYN GR ANT

Chris Kovach, BC Hydro VEgetation Coordinator, visited Kimberley City Council last week to explain what BC Hydro will be doing on 102 Avenue in Chapman Camp later this spring and into the summer.

Kovach said that BC Hydro will be taking out a number of trees in that area this summer. The trees are located on city boulevards on 102 Ave. The trees are older and not in great health and it’s not cost effective for BC Hydro to continue to prune them. Kovach explained that BC Hydro prunes trees on a five year cycle — meaning that they are pruned once every five years. These trees are requiring more frequent care, and are not in good health, thus BC

Hydro will be taking them out. When BC Hydro takes out a tree if offers a $75 coupon towards a new tree. The City will be receiving coupons for every tree. Coun. Albert Hoglund suggested that perhaps Kovach might want to talk to residents and offer them the coupons, because the trees, while technically on City property, are very valuable to those who live on 102 Avenue. Hoglund says he suspects many residents would be upset to find the trees were being removed.

Coun. Darryl Oakley said he had already heard from some residents who were concerned that these were wildlife trees. Kovach assured him that no trees would be removed until after the nesting period. He also said he had no problem offering residents the coupons. Mayor Ron McRae said the most important thing was to communicate with residents about what was going to happen with the trees.




McWhinnie Day a big success Any age, any skill — freestylers enjoy the park that Bob built all photos by Kaity Brown

$800 raised C AROLYN GR ANT

Another successful McWhinnie Day event was held at the Kimberley Skate Park on Sunday, and according two organizer Alex Buterman, it was the biggest yet. It raised more money than

ever before — $800. It had more riders for the jam than ever before — 70. And it had the same good feelings as the previous celebrations as the community celebrated Bob McWhinnie’s vision of the skate park. “We raised over $800,” Buterman said. “There were tons of bake sale donations. It

was really terrific support.” Funds from previous Bob McWhinnie Days had helped to build the new washrooms at the park and Buterman said they were a hit, as was the outdoor water fountain. He said these funds may go to put in fencing along the back of the park near Mark Creek, as the water can run

fairly quickly in that area during the spring freshet. Buterman thanks everyone for the support and keeping freestyle alive and well in Kimberley. “Let’s concentrate our energy on more community initiatives and events to make Kimberley a happy and healthy place to live and visit.”


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Wednesday, MAY 1, 2013

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Junior Golf tour right here at home C AROLYN GR ANT

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As part of our Earth Day celebrations at Lindsay Park School we assisted the City of Kimberley with their Pitch In program to clean up several of the streets around our school. We take pride in keeping our city clean and being responsible citizens for our environment.

Earth Day at Marysville Elementary An Earth Day pledge to do better for our world For the Bulletin

All day Tuesday April 23, 2013 the students of Marysville Elementary School gathered together to celebrate Earth Day. The students and staff started the day by gathering in the gym for a short Earth Day presentation to set the mood for the day. Shortly after we gathered outside to do a school wide Pitch In. The day continued with eight different educational and fun earth activities which all the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Students learned about compost, red wigglers (worms), recycling, gardening, community involvement, how first nations people are con-

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Students learned about composting with worms. nected with the earth and all the children even took a earth day pledge, which is now visible to everyone

who enters our school. Earth Day at Marysville has definitely made a positive

impact on our planet but more importantly on the children that are its future!

There are quite a few youngsters playing golf in this area, and a lot of them are quite good, but they may just be playing for recreation and fun. There’s nothing wrong with that, but Mike du Toit — parent of a couple of budding golfers himself — wants youth golfers to know that there is a ‘junior tour’ in the East Kootenay. He is working with BC Golf to promote junior golf in the East Kootenay. “There’s some really good junior golfers here and I would like to somehow get the word out that they should come out to play,” du Toit said. “Currently there’s a “junior tour” which allows kids to get familiar with tournaments and earn points toward being selected to go to the provincials.” Hosting courses this year are Windermere (April 28), Kimberley (May 11), Cranbrook (May 18), Golden (May 26), and Fernie (June 2). That’s two more than last year with the addition of Windermere and Golden this year. Kimberley junior golfers had a fine showing at the first tournament, taking four of the top five spots with Jared du Toit, Evan Gresty and Russell du Toit taking first, second and third and Julia Dereniwsky taking fifth and earning points for the provincials. “The “prize” at the end of the tour is to send the top four junior East Kootenay golfers to the provincial championship which is held in Revelstoke this year. And don’t stay home from the tournaments just because you’re a little younger, du Toit says. Even if the top golfers are 16 and 17, younger players are more than welcome to enter the tournaments to gain experience. “The little guys, and girls are more than welcome to attend these EK tournaments and I hope they aren’t intimidated by the older guys.” du Toit is also hoping that down the road there will be more clinics and town to town rivalries set up, perhaps Kimberley taking on Fernie, which may lead to East Kootenay taking on West Kootenay. He is hoping to get the word out any way he can to hook up with other parents, or kids, or golf courses that might be interested in hosting a junior tournament. If you are interested in entering any of the upcoming junior tournaments, call the golf courses directly at: Kimberley Jr. Open Sat, May 11th (250) 4274161 (877)427-4161 Cranbrook Jr. Open Sat, May 18th , (250)4266462 (888)211-8855 Golden Jr. Open Sun, May 26th (250)344-2700 (866)727-7222 Fernie Jr. Open Sun, June 2nd (250)423-7773 And email Mike du Toit at madutoit@gmail. com for more information on junior golf in the East Kootenay.

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leaving. The home occupant and a friend were allegedly assaulted when they disrupted the break and enter, according to a statement from Creston RCMP. One of the suspects was apprehended by the resident and friends, and taken into custody by Creston RCMP. The second suspect ran away, but RCMP caught up with him on Tuesday, April 23. Further investigation by Creston police revealed that the two suspects were involved in other violent offences that had occurred the same evening but had not yet been reported to RCMP. Prior to the alleged break and enter, the two suspects were reported to be at a party where they became involved in physical al-

terations with local residents. A male was assaulted by one of the suspects and his necklace was stolen. Another male was struck over the head with a glass bottle. He was transported to Creston Hospital where he received stitches to his wound. Brenton Chambers, 21, faced a judge and was remanded in custody pending a court appearance in Cranbrook on May 2. He has been charged with robbery, break and enter, and two counts of assault. Travis Hennessy, 22, was remanded in custody to appear in Creston court on April 29. Hennessy has been charged with assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, break and enter, and two counts of assault.

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Because we do know that if people leave a community, they often don’t come back. And I don’t think people want to leave in the first place. Anybody who’s born and raised in the Kootenays wouldn’t leave if they had a choice. “We’ve been very clear and focused on making sure we are investing in post secondary education on a regional level and then making sure we are trying to match the education we provide with the jobs we believe are going to be created in the local community. So mining, forestry, and those specific trades related jobs are hugely important for people here.” After touring Fab Rite, Premier Clark got back into her campaign bus and headed to Kimberley at 2 p.m. There she stopped for a Kicking Horse Coffee at Snowdrift Cafe, before walking through the Platzl and talking oneon-one with Kimberley residents there. Finally, Clark returned to Cranbrook at 5 p.m. for a political rally at the Heritage Inn.

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A feast of entertainment offerings What’s Up? KIMBERLEY AND CRANBROOK COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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All Month online entertainment CBAL Senior Computer Workshops in Kimberley. CBAL is offering a series of beginner workshops for seniors on Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Online Shopping or Photo Management. If you are a senior, have some basic computer knowledge, and are interested in learning more, please contact Pam Bailie at 250427-6027. Workshops will be held on Monday afternoons in May.

Friday, May 3 Concert Kimberley Home Grown Music society is pleased to present The Clover Point Drifters from Victoria Friday May 3rd, at Centre 64 – 8 pm sharp. Tickets $15 available at Lotus Books, Snowdrift Cafe and Centre 64. This return engagement features a taste of folk, bluegrass and country music visit

May 3 and 4 Kimberley Dance Academy’s “Rhythms of the World” Kimberley Dance Academy is proud to present their 22nd Annual Production Revue “Rhythms of the World” at the Key City Theatre. This year’s performance starts off with a visit to the North Pole and highlights from the company production of the Broadway Musical “Elf”. Come celebrate with us the spectacular diversity of music and dance as we circle the globe in celebration. With set construction by Paul Kershaw and special guest performances from local artist, the show promises an evening of great entertainment and variety for all ages. Show Time 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale now.

Saturday, May 4 Home Grown Final Coffee House of the Season Saturday May 4th, at Centre 64 8 PM sharp tickets $10 available at Snowdrift Cafe and Centre 64. This is coffee

house is a fund raiser for the building Expansion Project at Centre 64 Will feature Garry Jacklin, Brenda O’Keefe, Gordie Blake, Rosie Brown, Tucks Troubadours, Sam Hornberger, Craig Hillman and Friends with more to come.

Saturday, May 4 concert University of Alberta Mixed Chorus 69th Spring Tour with the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers perform at the Cranbrook United Church May 4, 2013 .Time: 7:30 pm Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Students. For additional information please contact Nicola Gale at or Charlotte Ternoway at Cranbrook United Church ( .

Sunday, May 5

Scotiabank MS Walk Sunday May 5. Register at, call 1-800-268-7582 or contact Cyndie at 250-426-0020. Enjoy a great day in The Fight Against MS. Volunteers are also welcomed.

Sunday, May 5 An Evening to Remember The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society is hosting their third annual fundraising and memory walk at Ildewild Park in Cranbrook. The evening includes music, prizes, refreshments, and culminates with the release of bio-degradable balloons to commemorate loved ones.

Wednesday, May 8 Desserts and Auction All Saints Anglican Church in Kimberley welcomes you to an evening of desserts and a silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $6 per person. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, May 9

The Clover Point Drifters play Centre 64 this Friday. “Heart to Heart” invites all women to an evening of Fashion & Fun! Cranbrook Alliance Auditorium. Words of Hope: Cyndie Dilts. Fashions by BFM Thrift Store. 6:30pm, Thurs May 9 - 1200 Kootenay St. N.

May 9 to 12 Mt. Baker Wild Theatre brings one of Broadway’s best loved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof to the Key City Theatre Stage. With stage direction by Mary Hamilton, musical direction by Scott Martin, choreography by Jacqueline Morrow and David Popoff and set design by Paul Kershaw, it is not to be missed. Thurs, Fri, Sat Show Time 7:30 pm. Sunday Show Time 2 p.m. Tickets $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

Saturday, May 11 Concert

Sun Valley Song presents “A Musical Bouquet” Spring Concert. Saturday May 11 at 730 pm and Sunday May 12 at 200 pm. Knox Presbyterian Church at the corner of Victoria and 3rd St. S, Cranbrook. Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Children (12 and under). Available from choir members, at Lotus Books or at the door. Contact information: Elizabeth Ross 250489-5381

Saturday, May 11 Glitz and Glamour GoGo Grannies hosts their Annual Glitz and Glamour Event. Good food, good company and sale of gently used jewelry and accessories and silent

auction. Bring your mother, bring your friend and join us for the fun. At the Heritage Inn from 11am 2pm. Tickets are $23. and can be purchased at Lotus Books or by calling Jane Facey at 250-426-7540.

Sunday, May 12 The Mishras Eleventh Generation Father And Son Sitar Masters, currently touring in Europe, The Mishras will be coming to Kimberley on May 12th. They have been playing in Kimberley a few years ago and we are very happy to have them back.

Sunday, May 12 Kimberley Nature Park - Mother’s Day Walk Meet at the Higgins St. entrance at 2 pm for a 2 2.5 hr moderate hike. Join leaders Ruth and Kent Goodwin 250-4275404

Monday, May 13

The Meadowbrook Community Association meets tonight at 6:30 at the Kimberley Aquatic Centre. Dessert and coffee before the meeting. 250427-8834 or 250-4273277.

Tuesday, May 14 Story telling Celebrated Canadian story-teller Ivan. E Coyote will be telling tales in the Gallery at Centre 64 tonight beginning at 7.30 p.m. In between school performances in Invermere and Kimberley Ivan will give this special performance for an older audience courtesy of Kimberley Arts Council and the Write On writers’

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group. Admission at the door is $12 adults, KAC members $10, students $5.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival

Rapid Media’s 8th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences around the world. The festival inspires us to explore rivers, lakes, and oceans in our backyard and around the world. During the event, your host Just Liquid Sports, will be running a silent auction fundraiser with proceeds supporting Kootenay River Life’s Mark Creek White Water Park initiative. Silent Auction and door prize items include a kayak, a stand up paddleboard and various apparel, gear, and accessories from many of your favorite paddle sports brands. Kick off the paddling season with the Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Key City Theatre on May 15th. Show Time 7 pm. Tickets $15 Adults; Child 0-12 $10

Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 Choir Concert The Kimberley Community Choir is proud to present their all Canadian Spring Concert. Repertoire includes selections by Gordon Lightfoot, Connie Kaldor, and a Huron Dance Song, as well as other fantastic Canadian pieces. Friday, May 17th at 7 pm and a matinee Saturday, May 18th at 2 pm Place: Centre 64 - Kimberley Platzl 64 Deer Park Ave. Refreshments & door prizes and admission by donation.

UPCOMING 2013 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, May 1st, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Kootenay Monument Installations. Cranbrook Legion, Neil Diamond Tribute Show featuring Joey Purpura. May 2nd 2013, 8 pm. Tickets in the Club room. Info: 250426-4512. Home Grown Music Society presents The Clover Point Drifters from Victoria on Friday, May 3 at Centre 64 at 8:00 pm. Tickets at Lotus Books, the Snowdrift Cafe & Centre 64 in Kimberley. Home Grown Music Society presents the last Coffee House of this season on Saturday, May 4 at Centre 64 at 8:00 pm. Tickets at the Snowdrift Cafe & Centre 64 in Kimberley. Scotiabank MS Walk - Sunday May 5. Register at, call 1-800-268-7582 or contact Cyndie at 250-426-0020. Enjoy a great day in The Fight Against MS. Volunteers are also welcomed. Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society holds its third “Evening to Remember” fundraiser 7:00 pm, May 5, 2013 at Idlewild Park. Further information at or call 250-417-2019 or toll free 1-855-417-2019. International day of the midwife celebration at the Studio Stage Door May 5 at 700pm. Come watch the documentary ‘Birth Story’ and stay after for snacks and a Q&A with some of our area midwives. Admission by donation. May 8th. Kimberley Garden Club Mayl Meeting program: Deer Proofing Your Yard. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola 250-427-1948. “Heart to Heart” invites ALL WOMEN to an evening of Fashion & Fun! Cranbrook Alliance Auditorium. Words of Hope: Cyndie Dilts. Fashions by BFM Thrift Store. 6:30pm, Thurs May 9 - 1200 Kootenay St. N. Sat. May 11th, GoGo Grannies hosts their Annual Glitz & Glamour Event. Good food, good company and sale of gently used jewelry and accessories, silent and live auction. Heritage Inn from 11am 2pm. Tickets at Lotus Books or Jane Facey at 250-426-7540. Kimberley Nature Park - Mother’s Day Walk - Sunday, May 12, Meet at the Higgins St. entrance at 2 pm for a 2 - 2.5 hr moderate hike. Join leaders Ruth and Kent Goodwin 250-427-5404 Green Door presents: Four Course Mother’s Day Brunch, seatings at 11am, 1pm & 2pm. Info: 250-908-6423. Tickets: Snowdrift Cafe. 2013 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00-7:00 PM is sponsored by RCMP Speed Watch. Children 18 years & under must be accompanied by an adult. ONGOING Contact the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shops at 250-427-2503 (Brenda) or 250-427-1754 Gayle) for volunteer opportunities: cashiers, sorters, after hours cleaners. CRANBROOK QUILTERS’ GUILD hold their meetings every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm upstairs in the Seniors’ Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Info: Betty at 250-489-1498 or June 250-426-8817. Community Acupuncture. By donation – Each Tuesday 4-6 pm, Roots to Health Naturopathic Clinic, Kimberley Health Centre – Lower Level, 260 4th Ave. 778-481-5008. Please visit: for more info. 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. The GoGo Grannies meet the last Monday of each month at 7:00 at The College of the Rockies. Join us as we raise awareness & funds for Grandmothers raising their Grandchildren in countries devastated by Aids. Norma at 250-426-6111. ESL: CBAL hosts Conversation Cafe Tues 7-9pm, morning class Wed 10am-12noon & Evening class Wed 7pm-9pm. All sessions held at CBAL office 19 9th Ave S. Childcare upon request. All programs are FREE. FMI: Bruce 250-9192766 or Bibles for Missions Thirft Store welcomes spring! Come celebrate with us - bright colors, outdoor items, clothing - weekly colored tag sale, or ‘fill a bag’ with bonus bargains. 824 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. 778-520-1981. 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irst of all, dismiss all those news stories saying that the Assad regime has started using chemical weapons against its own citizens, and that this has crossed a “red line” and will trigger foreign military intervention in Syria. It is conceivable, though highly unlikely, that Assad’s troops have used poison gas against the rebels. It is not credible that any foreign leader is going to order his troops to go into Syria and stop the war. The “evidence” for the Assad regime’s use of sarin (nerve gas) is flimsy, and it’s easy to see why the opposition fighters might choose to fabricate it. Equally flimsy evidence about alleged “weapons of mass destruction” was used to justify the American invasion of Iraq. Why wouldn’t the Syrian rebels have a go at the same game? Moreover, there is no plausible reason why the Syrian regime would use poison gas. It would confer no lasting military advantage on the government forces, and the political costs of being caught doing it would be significant. But even if the accusations were true, it would make no real difference. No Western government — nor any Arab government, either — is willing to put soldiers on the ground in Syria. Meddling in a civil war is rarely a good idea, and the Baathist regime’s army could inflict very serious losses on an invader. Even imposing a no-fly zone would mean Western pilots dead or downed, because Syria’s air defences are modern, competent and ex-

tensive. So if there is not going to be any foreign military intervention, when is the Syrian civil war going to end? Not any time soon. From time to time the rebels overrun an air base here or a frontier post there. This is usually reported as proof that they are making progress, but half the time they lose their conquests back to the regime some weeks or months later. The front lines have scarcely shifted at all in Aleppo in the past six Gwynne months, and the regime is even recapturing some of Dyer the Damascus suburbs that fell to the rebels last year. The Syrian army lacks the numbers to hold down large tracts of countryside permanently, but it has never let the rebels close the main north-south freeway that links Damascus, Homs, Hama and Aleppo. Assad’s divisions even re-opened the highway linking Damascus to Tartus and Latakia on the coast recently, after many months of closure. If they are not actually winning the war on the ground, they are certainly not losing it. Saudi Arabia and Qatar continue to feed weapons to the rebels, but not in quantities that would give them a chance of winning. This is probably because they have become increasingly nervous about the kind of regime that would replace Assad’s dictatorship after a military victory. They wanted to replace Assad’s secular regime with a government controlled by Sunni Muslims, but they do not want to put a fanatical Islamist regime in power.


That, at the moment, is precisely what an insurgent victory would produce, for the jihadi extremists of the al-Nusra brigades are by far the most effective fighters on the rebel side. The prospect of a radical Islamist regime has also convinced many moderate Syrians that they must prevent the fall of the Assad regime, even though they loathe it. A year ago, the battle for Syria seemed to be turning into a straightforward struggle between the Sunni Muslim majority, some 70 per cent of the population, and the various minorities, Shia, Christian, Alawite and Druze, who backed the Assad regime because they feared Sunni domination. It’s probably more like 50-50 now, because many Sunni Muslims are equally repelled by the alternative of a radical Islamist tyranny. There are no opinion polls to confirm this shift in Sunni opinion, but the evidence is there in the loyalty and the combat effectiveness of the Syrian army, most of whose rank-and-file troops are Sunni Muslims. So what should we hope for, in this almost hopeless situation? The least bad outcome, at this stage, would be a stealthy military take-over of the regime that discreetly removed Assad and his cronies without abandoning the principles of the secular state, and then isolated the jihadis by reaching a generous peace settlement with the other elements of the rebel forces. How likely is that? Not very, unfortunately. Gwynne Dyer is an international journalist based in London.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Coach Rich Wilson supervises a drill during novice lacrosse practice at Western Financial Place on Tuesday. Cranbrook Minor Lacrosse, known as the Outlaws, opened their season in various cities in the Southern Alberta Lacrosse Association. The Midgets and the Novices split their records with a win and a loss, the Pee Wees had a loss and a tie, while the Bantams had a bye.

Ice gearing up for bantam draft TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The WHL Bantam Draft is coming up on Friday, and the Kootenay Ice will be looking to their future. Scouts from across the league gather in Calgary on Thursday for the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, and Ice head scout Garnet Kazuik will be there to make the calls. The Ice have picks in every round but the eighth—sent to the TriCity Americans for their spot in the CHL Import Draft last year—and also have four selections in the fifth round, which have accumulated in various deals over the last two seasons. Kazuik, who spends his winter and spring months traversing Western Canada to identify up and coming bantam talent, said this year’s draft class has a higher profile than others in the past because of the influence of social media. “The top players—the top layer—is very good, just like in most drafts,” said Kazuik. “The top group is good, but that takes away nothing from the guys in the middle of the first round either. They’re very good players and more often than not, some of those players turn out to be just as good as the top guys anyways.” Kootenay selects

ninth overall in the first round, but the Vancouver Giants start the show with the first pick after a poor season that finished with them in the WHL basement. “Where we’re picking, we should definitely get a good player, and hopefully it’s an impact player, and we’re just looking for the best fit for the Kootenay Ice that fits into the framework of our team,” continued Kazuik, “that fits well with our dressing room and our coaching staff.” Kootenay gets picks in the second and third round, and takes the fourth round selection of the Swift Current Broncos, which belonged to the Saskatoon Blades via a trade for Erik Benoit at the deadline in January. The Ice then get a whopping four selections in the fifth round. Along with Kootenay’s own spot, the Ice picked up fifth round picks in trades that sent Elgin Pearce to the Medicine Hat Tigers, Mike Simpson to the Lethbridge Hurricanes and John Neibrandt to the Vancouver Giants. “I think it’s going to be very valuable, because you can definitely find players in the fifth round that can play,” said Kazuik. He referenced Kootenay Ice alumnus Nigel Dawes, the sniper who

won a Memorial Cup with the team and a gold medal at the World Junior Championship. Dawes was drafted 73rd overall in the fifth round of the 2000 WHL Bantam Draft.

“If you can find some players that can play, it’s definitely going to help our depth in that age group for sure,” added Kazuik. “And that’s where the important part is—the depth that those fifth round picks can fill.”

While the draft is meant to build for the future, the picks are also important bargaining chips for trades. The Ice scooped up Jordyn Boyd from the Everett Silvertips on draft day last year, giving up a fifth round selection in return. Ice general manager Jeff Chynoweth said he is looking to draft 10 to 11 players, but he is also waiting to see what happens in terms of who wants to buy and sell when the process gets underway. “We’re going to look at all options and we’re going to see what everybody is going to do,” said Chynoweth. “If we can make our team better, we will, but it’s tough to make trades for veteran

players with draft picks… you can do it, but you have to have a dance partner. “…We’re excited about the nucleus of our team that’s coming back next year, we have lots of potential. We got some holes to fill, just like every other team does and we’ll address that starting Thursday as well as the rest of the summer and into the start of the season.” WHL NOTES: The Portland Winterhawks won’t be able to make any selections in the draft until the seventh round, due to disciplinary sanctions from the WHL stemming from an investigation into alleged player benefit violations.

WHL to hand out league awards TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The WHL hands out year-end awards in Calgary on Wednesday, and Kooteany Ice bench boss Ryan McGill is the Eastern Conference nominee for the Dunc McCallum trophy as coach of the year. After a shaky start to the season, the Ice reversed their fortunes in the second half of the year and catapulted into the playoffs for their 15th consecutive appearance.

McGill is facing off against Ryan Huska, the Western Conference nominee who coached the Kelowna Rockets to a record-breaking season in the B.C. Division. The Rockets set a club record for most wins, wracking up 52 victories, along with another franchise record of 23 consecutive wins on home ice. Former Kootenay Ice coach Cory Clouston won the award twice in 2005 and 2007, while his successor, Mark

Holick, picked up the same hardware in 2010. “If Ryan McGill is fortunate enough to win, that’d be four coaches in nine years, and that’d be something I’m very proud of,” said Ice general ma nag e r Je f f Chynoweth. “Having said that, Ryan Huska has done a great job with the Kelowna Rockets, not only this year, but throughout his career there, and they had a 52-win season, so it’ll be tough.”


EDMONTON - Laurent Brossoit made 26 saves and his fifth shutout of the playoffs as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Calgary Hitmen 2-0 on Tuesday in Game 7 the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference final. Brossoit now ranks second all-time in WHL single-season playoff shutouts. Only Dustin Slade of the 2006 Vancouver Giants has recorded more, with six shutouts en route to the championship that season.

Michael St. Croix had both Oil King goals as Edmonton advanced to the WHL final to play the Portland Winterhawks for the Ed Chynoweth Cup for the second year in a row. The defending champion Oil Kings were pushed to a seven-game series in last year’s showdown, but held home ice advantage: something they won’t possess in this year’s final.

Chris Driedger stopped 36 shots in net for the Hitmen. Calgary nearly scored first just five minutes into the game off Jaynen Rissling’s slap pass down low for Jake Virtanen, who deflected it just overtop the net. St. Croix opened up scoring for the Oil Kings on the transition, finishing off a two-on-one with Stephane Legault around lone defender Rissling at 14:05 of the first period. Legault came within inches of putting Edmonton up 2-0 at 15:55 of the first, deflecting a feed from the left wing just off the post and back out into play. St. Croix doubled Edmonton’s lead at 4:33 of the second period. After two Calgary blocks in front, St. Croix jumped on the loose puck to whip it behind Driedger to make it 2-0 Edmonton after two periods. Edmonton was content to shut the game down for a scoreless third period to earn a berth to the finals. Neither team capitalized on the power play, with both squads earning four chances on the man advantage.

Tebow clears waivers and is now free agent DENNIS WASZ AK JR. Associated Press

NEW YORK - Tim Tebow is free to sign with any NFL team that might want him. The popular but polarizing quarterback cleared waivers Tuesday, a day after being let go by the Jets following an embarrassingly unsuccessful year in New York. Tebow is now a free agent, but his NFL future is uncertain. It was expected he would clear waivers since a team would have had to pick up the remainder of Tebow’s contract, about $1.9 million over the next two seasons. The Jets must still pay the Broncos, from whom they acquired

Tebow in March 2012, $1.53 million as a result of their trade agreement. It’s unclear if any NFL team will give Tebow an opportunity for next season. His inaccurate passing, in addition to the relentless media attention he draws, makes for a tricky mix. The Omaha Beef, an indoor football team, have offered him to play for them, as have the Orlando Predators of the Arena League. The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League hold his rights, but general manager Jim Popp said he could come compete for a job - as a backup.

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Dear Loved: It seems logical that the person with the most difficulty moving would prefer the aisle seat, but perhaps the woman’s mother insisted on taking it. When stuck in these situations, there isn’t much you can do other than show tolerance for two hours.

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I’m 48 now, and broccoli is one of my favorite foods. However, I can no longer tolerate sweet tea. I think texture is often the issue, as it was for me. When I had kids, I never forced them to eat what I fixed. I gave them the option of making themselves a peanut butter sandwich if they did not want to eat my meals, but I also did not prepare a separate dish for them. -- Memphis Mama Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

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Wednesday, MAY 1, 2013


New Music Cap sur l’été


Vampire Paquet C’est ça la vie

Material Girls TJ C.-B.


Le temps n’est rien

Vampire Zone doc

Saved/ Saved/ Oh Sit! TJ Nou TJ C.-B.


CALL 426-3272 OR VISIT

for this week’s movie listings

Not sure about the whole

digital NOW thing? is the time to get with it! On-Line Advertising – call your advertising representative today. Townsman: 250-426-5201 Bulletin: 250-427-5333

Something’s been puzzling me. Q. How can I get advertising for my business so it’s covered in both newspaper and online media for one great price? A. If you live in Cranbrook area, call 250-426-5201, then press ext. 214 and speak with Erica.

She has all the pieces to your puzzle! 250-426-5201


dailyTOWNSMAN/DAILY townsman / daily bulletin DAILY BULLETIN

Page 10 Wednesday, MAY 1,May 2013 1, 2013 PAGE 10 Wednesday,

Your community. Your classifieds.

Share Your Smiles! Kate and Karen smiling at White Boar Glacier.

250.426.5201 ext 202 fax 250.426.5003


AGREEMENT It is agreed by any display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. reserves the right to revised, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified. com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. ON THE WEB:

Coming Events ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION TRACK MEET Sat. May4/13 10:00-5:00 Haley Park-Trail Open to athletes born in 2004 and earlier Info: 250-368-5291


CALL: 426-5201 EXT. 202

Personals KOOTENAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEST ESCORTS *For your safety and comfort call the best. *Quality and V.I.P Service Guarantee *Licensed studio - Gina, 25, Blonde, blue-eyed beauty, BBW - Scarlett, 20, Sweet, pretty, petite strawberry blonde. Visiting Vixen, - Danielle, Sexy french ~ tanned and toned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spice up your lifeâ&#x20AC;? (250)417-2800 in/out calls daily Hiring


Adult fun, great conversation & more. Mature 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fit & curvy, sexy redhead. Private in-call. Day specials. Also, magic hands.



Cranbrook ~no rush~

Lost & Found FORD METAL HUBCAP, Lost in April around Cranbrook area. Please call: 250-417-2514 FOUND, SET of keys in Cranbrook Arches on April 23/13. Please call to identify 250-4265201. LOST AT Kimberley pool. Car keys with pink wrist band. If found, please call: 250-427-3055 LOST: DODGE Gerry Sorenson berley, between Dogwood, April 520-0281

key fob on way in KimNorton and 19/13. 250-

Employment Career Opportunities ROAD BUILDER & FELLER BUNCHER OPERATOR (Merritt)

ROAD BUILDER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Must be experienced in grades, culvert placement and install, ditching and sloping, and Forestry standard roads. Pay negotiable, full season work with beneďŹ t package. Feller Buncher Operator (Cat Buncher) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full time Pay negotiable by exp. beneďŹ t package. Please fax resume (1)250-378-4991 or e-mail: kristy@bcclassiďŹ

Drop off your photo and name(s) of subject at the Cranbrook Townsman or Kimberley Bulletin office or email your high-resolution jpeg to production@dailybulletin. ca. Photographs will appear in the order they are received.


Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED:

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and BeneďŹ ts Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Help Wanted SUNRISE FORD 100 Mile House Requires Ford trained technicians & apprentices. Well equipped 11 bay shop, competitive wages & benefits E-mail Resume to Att; Helmut Loewen

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Looking for apprenticing and/or licensed automotive journeyman for growing GM dealership in the beautiful East Kootenays. All applicants must possess a valid drivers license. To enquire, send resume to FRONT DESK PERSON. 20 - 30 hrs/week. Seasonal position, May - Sept, afternoons. Phone for an appointment. Innwest Kirkwood, Kimberley. (250)427-7616.

Professional/ Management WE are seeking a full time resident caretaker immediately for an apartment building in Cranbrook, BC. We will also require another person approximatly 50 hours per month for the maintenance. Successful candidate will be organized, have good communication skills, computer skills, and be able to work without supervision Please email resume to :


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NOW HIRING. Line cook. Evenings/30 hours per week. Apply within. Apollo Restaurant, 1012 Cranbrook St. N.




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S.M. QUENNELL Trucking in Cranbrook, is looking for log truck drivers, based in Cranbrook. Full time work, home every night. Excellent medical, dental, pension benefits, etc. Wages competitive with union rates. Fax resume and drivers abstract to: fax:250-426-4610 or call: 250-426-6853

Home Improvements



Eternally Remember Your Loved One

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

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ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY A powerful tool when you want to reach your potential customers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Daily Townsman and Daily Bulletin are invited into over 6,900 homes every day, Monday to Friday.

To advertise or subscribe in Cranbrook, 250-426-5201, ext 0


1885 Warren Avenue Kimberley, BC V1A 1R9 250-427-7221

Own A Vehicle? 1-800-514-9399

Building Manager for 36 unit apartment building. Management experience preferred. Call Ron @ 250-421-3500

Granite & Bronze Memorials, Dedication Plaques, Benches, Memorial Walls, Gravesite Restorations, Sales & Installations

Borrow Up To $25,000

NOW HIRING: Columbia Valley Greenhouses. Drop off resume or fax to 250-489-3368


Kootenay Monument Installations 2200 - 2nd Street South Cranbrook, BC V1C 1E1 250-426-3132

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

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In times of grief, these caring professionals are here to serve and comfort your family.

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Real Estate


Paving/Seal/ Coating

For Sale By Owner


1 bedroom condo, 3rd floor, 5 appliances. Quiet, senior oriented building, clean, secure, elevator. Close to shopping, hospital. $146,500. Offers or trades welcome. Call 250-426-0103 evenings, weekends.




Driveways & Parking Lots 1-888-670-0066 CALL






Furniture PLATFORM BED, cinnamon oak, queen size with 6 drawers. Excellent condition. $750. 250-489-2355

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53 in stock. SPECIAL 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 BEDROOM apartment in downtown Kimberley. $575 per month includes heat and power. Fridge/stove. Non smoker, no pets. 250-427-4090 AFFORDABLE, SPACIOUS, remodeled 1 bdrm. apartments. Available immediately. NO PETS. References. Starting at $450./mo. Call 250-489-1906 or 250-919-2075

Duplex / 4 Plex 1 BEDROOM in 4 Plex. Shared Laundry. No Pets, No Smoking. Private Entrance. $700.00 utilities included. Available Immediately.

Homes for Rent 3 BEDROOM house for rent. Close to downtown. Fridge/ stove, washer/dryer. $900/mo. plus utilities. No pets, references required. 250-489-5507

BRAND NEW 1 bedroom suite for rent in Kimberley. Centrally located, $750./mo., utilities included, shared laundry, 4 appliances. 250-427-3229 or 250-432-5973 FURNISHED KIMBERLEY Studio Suites. $495./mo. Utilities included. Basic cable & internet. Sorry, no pets. Call Peter (250)908-0045. Highland Property Management.

Cars - Domestic

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$21,500 obo

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Open Houses

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SERVICES GUIDE Contact these business for all your service needs!


2004 Pontiac Sunfire

Fully serviced, full tune-up, safety inspected, manual transmission.



1969 MARK 3 Lincoln Continental, $6,000. 1993 Ford F350 truck. Rear duals, Banks turbo-charged system, $4,000. 9.6ft Citation, all weather camper., $6,000. All in excellent condition. Phone 250-489-1918

Garage Sales



*Aerating* *Power Raking* *Weekly Grass Cutting*

Busy now - Book ASAP


Phone 250-421-3749

*Rototilling *Dethatching *Aerating *Lawn Edging *Summer -long lawn care

Established custom builder for over 30 years.


Phone anytime, leave message.



Serving the Cranbrook Area


Framing-Roofing-Siding, Decks-Interior finishing.

Wholesale Prices. Carpet ~ Lino Laminate ~ Hardwood.

Hardwood and Laminate Flooring Need a quote? Give me a call.

Kevin. 250-421-6197


Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Serving Cranbrook and Kimberley


Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic

Reporting to the Area Manager, you will provide support to complete daily repairs and preventive maintenance and perform related assigned tasks and duties under limited supervision. Travel to operations and project sites will be required upon request. Duties / Tasks: t'VMMUJNFQPTJUJPO t1FSGPSNFRVJQNFOUSFQBJSTBOEQSFWFOUJWFNBJOUFOBODF in a timely manner t"TTJTUJODPNQMFUJOHBMMNBJOUFOBODFJOTQFDUJPOT t&OTVSFBMMSFQBJSTDPNQMFUFEBSFEPDVNFOUFE t3FDPSEBOZFRVJQNFOUEFĂĽDJFODJFT Qualifications/ Experience: t+PVSOFZNBO)FBWZ%VUZ.FDIBOJDUJDLFU t.JOJNVNPGZFBSTFYQFSJFODFBTB)FBWZ%VUZ  Mechanic t4USPOHUFDIOJDBMLOPXMFEHFBOENFDIBOJDBMBQUJUVEFUP perform service on various equipment ranging from heavy duty equipment to small engine and parts t"CJMJUZUPXPSLJOEFQFOEFOUMZXJUINJOJNBMEJSFDUJPO t4USPOHBUUFOUJPOUPEFUBJMBOEUIFBCJMJUZUPNVMUJUBTL is a must t5FBNQMBZFS Salary: %FQFOEJOHPOFYQFSJFODF Start date: As soon as possible. We offer a competitive compensation package with a DPNQSFIFOTJWFCFOFĂĽUQMBOBOEBSFHJTUFSFEQFOTJPOQMBO 1MFBTF TFOE ZPVS SFTVNF JO DPOĂĽEFODF TUBUJOH ZPVS QPTJUJPO in the subject line to PS GBY JU UP  

CONCRETE WORKS!! Get your free quotes now, for: Driveways, Steps, Sidewalks (any decorative finish available), Retaining Walls, Residential or Commercial Slabs. Jobs done from start to ďŹ nish. Bobcat and Dump Truck Service also available. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call Jason



CONSTRUCTION LTD Canadian Home Builders Association Award Winning Home Builder Available for your custom home and renovation needs. You dream it, we build it! 250-489-6211

EAST KOOTENAY TREE SERVICE CERTIFIED ARBORIST ~Dangerous Tree Removal ~Stump Grinding ~Ornamental Tree Pruning ~Shaping and topping hedges, fruit trees. ~Free chips and delivery

Fully insured Free estimates Seniors discount

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

Certified Journeyman Carpenters

New or Renovation.

*Yard and Lawn care *Rototilling *Fences and Decks *Dump runs *Odd jobs



Reliable Quotes Member of the new home warranty program.

Handyman Service






BA Blacktop, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. (ICL Ltd.) group, is seeking a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic / Field Mechanic for its Cranbrook operations. ICL Ltd. is a leader in the construction industry in British Columbia.

1019 Kootenay St. N., $SBOCSPPL #$t

GARAGE SALE Sat April 27 and Sun April 28 9am - 3pm. 20 11th St South. Cranbrook

Business/OfďŹ ce Service

To advertise using our â&#x20AC;&#x153;SERVICES GUIDEâ&#x20AC;? in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman, Kimberley Daily Bulletin and The Valley, call us at 250-426-5201, ext. 202.


EK Transmission Ltd.

Garage Sales

Business/OfďŹ ce Service

Desire More Sports?


Suites, Upper


True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

Love Local News & Politics?

Business/OfďŹ ce Service



Misc. Wanted

Is Reading Your True Passion?

Roy Anderson 250-489-1900 1-877-219-2227

Installations conducted by Certified Journeyman Installer. Certification available upon request.

*All work guaranteed.* Enquiries: 250-427-3037 or cell: 250-520-0188

~Ask for Ben~

GLENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRASS CUTTING De thatching (includes lawn vacuum) Aerating, Gutters, Grass cutting


250-426-8604 Book Now IS YOUR COMPUTER SLUGGISH OR HAVING PROBLEMS? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for a tune-up! Why unplug everything, send away & wait when SuperDave comes into your home? Specializes in: *Virus/Spyware Removal, *Troubleshooting, *Installations, *PC Purchase Consulting. SuperDave offers affordable, superior service & most importantly; Honesty. SuperDave works Saturdays & evenings too!

CALL: 426-5201 EXT. 202


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweeping the Kootenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleanâ&#x20AC;?

Chimney Sweeping Fireplace & Woodstove Servicing Visual Inspections and Installations Gutter Cleaning Available Call for Free Estimate from a W.E.T.T Certified Technician Richard Hedrich 250-919-3643

TOMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LAWNCARE SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lawn Manâ&#x20AC;? Licensed Residential & Commercial Trimming, Dethatching & Aerating. Clean up stuff to dump. Free estimates. Seniors discount Kimberley, Meadowbrook, Wycliffe only. Phone (250)427-5139 Leave Message

Call SuperDave (250)421-4044


2013 spring services:

Join an elite preschool setting. The Little Acorn Preschool is offering limited spots for September registration. Ages 32 months to Kindergarten. Subsidies welcome. Call Shirley Jowsey or Doreen Lethbridge (250)426-4318.

-professional tree & shrub pruning -aerate, power rake -rototill garden -minor landscape --------------------WEILER PROPERTY SERVICES David J. Weiler & Kimberly Hartling


Forest technologists (horticulture & arborculture consultants)

*Excellent rates on Asphalt Shingles, Metal Roofing & Standing Seam.

Insured 30 years experience

*Torch-on Roofing

Kimberley & Cranbrook ---------------------

*Cedar Shake Roofs & Repairs *Soffit & Fascia Installation *Siding Gutter Installation/Cleaning. *Vinyl & Hardieboard Siding ~Call Chad Sonley for a free estimate~


Kevin 250-421-0110 Krister 250-919-1777

250-464-9393 www.rockymountainrooďŹ



WINDOW CLEANING ~Residential~ Serving the Kootenays for the past 20 years. Canal Flats


daily townsman / daily bulletin

Page 12 Wednesday, MAY 1, 2013

show her how much you care

Spend $250 and receive a

club size, cut from Canada AA beef 311790







98.00 Valuplus hotdog or hamburger buns 187506

Kraft cheese slices






6.35 /kg

coho salmon whole, dressed, 5 lb, farmed, thawed for your convenience 559656




7.67 /kg

3 COUNT BAG Long English cucumbers product of Canada, Canada No. 1 grade 932058

processed cheese products, selected varieties, 500 g 440019

AA12 / AAA8 / C8 / D8 / 9V4 346705












Fuel up at our

Classico pasta sauce selected varieties, 218-650 mL 151482

Tide laundry detergent selected varieties, 2.95 L 259757











gas bar and earn




selected varieties, 584-920 g 794812

selected varieties, 865 mL 839191






Pantene bonus shampoo or conditioner






per litre**

Kingsford briquets 16.6 lb 407027


in Superbucks® value when you pay with your





Pampers super big pack diapers 58-128’s












Or, get 3.5¢per litre**

in Superbucks® value using any other purchase method ®

Redeem Superbucks towards purchases made in-store.**

Prices are in effect until Thursday, May 2, 2013 or while stock lasts.




Floger ground coffee

**Redeem your earned Superbucks® value towards the purchase of Merchandise at participating stores (excluding tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, gas and prescriptions). With each fuel purchase when you use your President’s Choice Financial® MasterCard® or President’s Choice Financial® debit card as payment, you will receive 7 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. When you use any other method of payment, you will receive 3.5 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. Superbucks® value expires 60 days after date of issue. Superbucks® value are not redeemable at third party businesses within participating stores, the gas bar, or on the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and prescriptions. Superbucks® value has no cash value and no cash will be returned for any unused portion. Identification may be required at the time of redemption. See Superbucks® receipt for more details. ® Trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. ©2013. † MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the mark. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial personal banking products are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC.

PC hard anodized 10 pc. cookware set



PC® alkaline batteries







Keurig brewer B44

Gift Card

Spend $250 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location (excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated) and we will give you a $25 President’s Choice® gift card. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. $25 President’s Choice® gift card will be cancelled if product is returned at a later date and the total value of product(s) returned reduces the purchase amount below the $250 threshold (before applicable taxes). Valid from Friday, April 26th until closing Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. 307451


outside round roast

Tassimo T45 brewer

FREE $25


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. *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).

Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, May 01, 2013  

May 01, 2013 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin

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