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On Wednesday, July 24, more than 150 members of the Cranbrook stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints began a journey meant to demonstrate the hardships the Mormon pioneers went through in the mid-1800s. The four-day trek will take the group in a loop beneath the Steeples mountain range and past Horseshoe Lake.

The bill for backroads will be $5.5 million The long list of forestry roads closed by June’s flooding in the East Kootenay comes with a multi-million-dollar price tag S A L LY M AC D O N A L D Townsman Staff

More than 50 sites and 30 bridges on the East Kootenay’s backcountry roads need to be repaired, with the damage estimate at $5.5 million. Ray Morello, manager of the Rocky Mountain Forest District, said work has started to assess each site individually, but it’s a complex process. “Just the scope of this, with the number of bridges and pieces of road that will have to be addressed, that’s why it takes some time,” said

Morello. “We are trying to figure out what has to be done first. It’s not as simple as just getting out there and regrading a road or reinstalling a culvert.” Morello said that the forest district has identified three drainages that are the highest priority to repair: roads in the White River, Bull River and Elk River drainages. “That’s where our focus will be,” he said. The first step is an engineering assessment on each site.

“For example, if a bridge has been destroyed, the engineers have to determine what size bridge will now be required,” said Morello. “Some of the crossings are no longer suitable so we may have to assess if the crossing needs to be relocated to a different spot.” Once a new bridge is ordered, it is built by an engineering firm and transported to the area. Then abutments must be built and installed, before finally the bridge can be put in. “That’s all quite a process to do,” said Morello.

Similarly, some sections of road may need to be relocated. “Some sections of road have been completely removed by the creeks, so we have to make an assessment if we can rebuild the road in that location. Then we have to have a biologist make a call on whether we can do work to reestablish roads which the river has now carved out.” Money to do the work is not really a problem at the moment, Morello said. “We are using existing funding to get the assess-

ments done and get as much work done as we can before the window of opportunity for this season will end.” The forest district, under the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, will apply to have those costs reimbursed later under Emergency Management B.C., which provides money for unforeseen events such as the flooding that caused this massive amount of damage. Creating a time frame for when roads will be reopened – and if it will be

this summer – is practically impossible at this point, Morello said. “That’s pretty hard to say right now,” he said. “As soon as we have those assessments, we will start tendering the works. “You have to be mindful that some of these sites are high elevation sites, so winter comes early. “From October onward, it may be unsuitable to do those road repairs.” For a full list of backcountry road closures, visit www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/ services/road-works.htm.


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World Hepatitis Day a reminder to get tested Arne Petryshen Townsman Staff

This Sunday, July 28, is World Hepatitis Day and those in the care field hope that people will take this as an opportunity to get tested for Hepatitis C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hepatitis C is considered a silent epidemic because you can live with it for about 20 years

with minimal or no symptoms, though about 20 per cent can clear it,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly Ferguson, from East Kootenay ANKORS. She said that for World Hepatitis Day there are events around the world in relation to Hepatitis. Hepatitis A is caused by fecal oral matter, so it

EK Energy Diet launches Friday Townsman Staff

The East Kootenay Energy Diet is launching this Friday, July 26. The kick-off will include a free barbecue at 12 p.m. at Cranbrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rotary Park. The Energy Diet is a way for residents to save on energy and money. It follows in the footsteps of the successful Rossland Energy Diet, which took place last year in the West Kootenay. Those keen on cutting back their homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy consumption can sign on for the diet Friday at the event. Pre-registration is available through www.eked. ca. Then in September, there will be community launches across the East Kootenay which will present another chance to sign up for those who miss the barbecue. Megan Lohmann, the Regional District of East Kootenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new community energy manager, said the Energy Diet is a program designed to allow residents to have an energy assessment of their home, complete energy efficiency upgrades, and access various rebates and subsidies for the assessment and renovations performed. Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, will be joined by the partners who are making this possible: the Regional District of East Kootenay, BC Hydro, Columbia Basin Trust and FortisBC. Bennett said he was delighted that BC Hydro and CBT recognize the importance of providing

opportunities for rural communities in B.C. to participate in energy conservation programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By piloting their Community Energy Manager position here in the East Kootenay, residents will have opportunities to save energy and money through this innovative, collaborative partnership,â&#x20AC;? he said. Come out for the East Kootenay Energy Diet launch and a free burger at Rotary Park in Cranbrook at 12 p.m. Friday, July 26.

means you have to ingest fecal matter to get it. About 80 per cent of people can clear the virus on their own. Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted infection. In B.C. kids have been getting vaccinated for it in Grade Six since 1994. Hepatitis C is usually passed on through high risk behaviour, such as through injection drug use which accounts for 70 per cent of new cases. Ferguson said snorting and smoking drugs is also a possible passageway if the object used for the task is shared. Symptoms of Hepatitis C can include psoriasis of the liver, liver tumours, diabetes, and people may become more prone to pneumonia. Gary Dalton, care team co-ordinator at ANKORS, said part of the hope for World Hepatitis Day is just to get rid of some of the misinformation that people have for the forms of the disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hepatitis A and B are curable, but they allow Hepatitis C in easier if it is not treated early enough,â&#x20AC;? Dalton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to

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East Kootenay ANKORS has created a giant poster through a community art project which is currently hanging outside Cranbrook City Hall. The poster is made up of 100 hands, representing 100 people, nine of whom would be living with Hepatitis B or C. get treated for those, especially because they are treatable. You can be inoculated against A and B. For people who do test positive for Hep C, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that they get a second test.â&#x20AC;? Dalton explained that the first test looks for antibodies trying to resist the disease, while the second test actually looks for the presence of the virus. Because 20 per cent of people can clear the virus naturally, the presence of antibodies doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean that the virus is

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still active. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the second test, they may or may not change behaviour, thinking they still have it,â&#x20AC;? he said. ANKORS is a support group for people with AIDS and Hepatitis C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do try and pro-

vide support for families and communities who are living with it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do a lot of education as well, in schools and other organizations. But testing has always been a significant issue, especially since access has been

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Award recognizes local pharmacist who goes above and beyond for patients Vancouver, British Columbia, July 8, 2013 Walmart Canada today announced Shauna Carson, pharmacy manager at the Cranbrook Walmart has been named Pharmacist of the Year for Western Canada. The award recognizes a pharmacist who goes beyond the expectations of the day-to- day profession and contributes to the advancement of their profession. Nominees are evaluated based on a number of criteria including: specialist designations, community involvement and patient testimonials. “We believe that pharmacists are health care professionals who make a valuable contribution to the health care system,” said Dave Parsons, director of operations, professional services at Walmart Canada. “We know that pharmacists can provide patients better access to health care and can recommend treatment options for patients.” Shauna Carson joined Walmart in 2007 as a staff pharmacist in Cranbrook, British Columbia after graduating from the University of Alberta. She is certified to administer medications by injection, and has participated in several successful flu vaccination campaigns in her local community. As an active member of the Cranbrook community, Shauna participates in local community events to help raise awareness and educate Canadians about their health. She is also a strong supporter of a career in pharmacy and has helped local high school students in make a career choice about pharmacy and pharmacy technicians. Shauna’s efforts in educating the public and her community outreach showcase her dedication to help people in her community and to promote the pharmacy profession as a truly accessible health care profession. “As a trusted health care provider, I’m committed to enhancing the pharmacy experience and delivering services to the patients I serve,” said Shauna Carson, pharmacy manager at the Cranbrook Walmart. “The Walmart Pharmacy provides patients with access to an ever expanding list of health and wellness programs and services.” “We continue to focus on expanding the range of pharmacy services to promote healthy living and help patients better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes,” added Parsons. “We strongly encourage our pharmacists to practice within their full scope by focusing more on the clinical aspects of care over and above the dispensing function.” A health care destination for Canadians Canadians are increasingly turning to Walmart for health care solutions. The company has 316 pharmacies in stores across Canada and employs more than 980 licensed pharmacists. Walmart is committed to providing customers with access to an ever expanding list of patient-focused services including: • Diabetes management and education • Medication reviews • Quit smoking consultations • One-on-one consultations for chronic conditions such asthma and arthritis • Sharps recycling (including needles, syringes, lancets and pens) • Community outreach About Walmart Canada Walmart Canada operates a growing network of more than 380 locations nationwide serving more than one million customers each day, as well as its flagship online store, www.walmart. ca, which is visited by over 250,000 Canadians daily. With 95,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of Canada’s top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $180 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.  Additional company information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/@ walmartcanada. For more information: Khaled Abdelrahman District Manager, Professional Services, Walmart Canada Cell : 1-403-390-4435 Office: 1-403-246-2386

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The Cranbrook RCMP would like to advise the public of an internet scam which is still making waves in Cranbrook. A caller from the Cranbrook area reported receiving a warning about their Paypal ac-

count and an invitation to resolve the matter by ‘clicking’ on a website. When the site was checked out, it was found to originate overseas and Paypal confirmed that the caller’s account was just fine. Internet scams

abound and the Cranbrook RCMP would like to warn people not to believe everything they read and if something looks suspicious, it probably is. Please protect yourselves by not giving out personal information to people or organizations

Campfire sparks Baynes Lake wildfire Fire department joins Wildfire Management Branch to quickly extinguish a blaze on Tuesday night Townsman Staff

Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments and an Initial Attack Crew from the Wildfire Man-

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Baynes Lake and Jaffray Fire Departments along with three fire apparatus responded to the scene. The Wildfire Management Branch Crew arrived shortly after to assist. “The wildland fire was sparked by an abandoned campfire and significant resources were immediately deployed,” explained Jaffray/ Baynes Lake Fire Chief, Dave Boreen. “In addition to our firefighters and the Initial Attack Crew, an air tanker group responded and did six retardant drops.” The 0.9 hectare fire

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The new name of the royal baby may knock the City of Prince George off the top of a Google search, but the mayor isn’t complaining. Shari Green says there’s no other place with more to celebrate in the naming of Britain’s new prince than her central B.C. city. Green says civic officials are already planning to invite Prince William, Kate and the baby for February 2015, when the city hosts the Canada Winter Games. She says they’re also planning a tourism campaign around the baby’s name and will be letting those in the United Kingdom know about the other Prince George. Green says they’re gathering a gift basket for the baby that will have a number of mementoes from the city. The city was named after Prince George III and dates back to 1760.


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Kimberley Summer Theatre is off to see the Wizard Kimberley Summer Theatre brings the iconic Wizard of Oz to McKim Theatre this August

hearsal on July 23 with the cast. The production of the Wizard of Oz is for the whole family, showing from Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m., and then running from Aug. 6 to Aug. 14 nightly at 7:30 p.m. at McKim Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the Kimberley

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Come to a place over the rainbow and see if the Great Wizard will grant you your greatest wish. Kimberley Summer Theatre is bringing the most well-known musical film of all time to McKim Theatre for kids big and small. “It’s about Dorothy Gale who lives in Kansas. She dreams of a world beyond what she knows and what she has grown up with – she dreams of being over the rainbow. She gets caught in a twister and it’s about her adventures through meeting the Tin Man, the Lion and the Scarecrow and how she figures out herself through them,” said Fiona McIntyre, who will play Dorothy. Director Truus Verkley talks about the excitement in bringing a classic to Kimberley. “This is the first time I’ve directed a show that everybody knows, that’s iconic, and so it’s been interesting working with that and still trying to put my own creative spin on it,” Verkley said. “But it has been a lot of fun because everybody knows those characters. It is fun to work with those stereotypes and to try to get the actors to really embrace them.” For Fiona McIntyre, being a part of the production has been a lifelong dream come true. “The Wizard of Oz was the first show I ever saw; I saw it when I was maybe four years old. It’s been really cool to get to play Dorothy and to live out that dream that I had when I was four when I saw that girl on stage and thought, ‘I want to do that’,” McIntyre said. “Last summer I was a top 20 finalist for “Over the Rainbow” on CBC so

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Summer Theatre box office in the Platzl in person or by calling 250427-4080. “It’s accessible for all ages and we’re really trying to invite little ones right to big ones – there is something for everybody in there and so we are hoping to get people of all ages to come to the show,” Verkley said.

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Left to right (top row): Stuart Fink (Tin Man), Dana Doucette (Mayor of Munchkinland), Brett Gill (Wizard of Oz), Trishia Woodley (Glinda/Auntie Em), Jeremy Verkley (Lion), Raymond Johnson-Brown (Scarecrow), Tenaj Williams (Uncle Henry), Director Truus Verkley. Bottom row: Lucy Collingwood (Stage Manager), Thia Sterling (Wicked Witch), Christina Kim (Musical Director), Fiona McIntyre (Dorothy), Tippy the dog (Toto). I got to go to Toronto and Barbados to audition for that. I sang “Over the Rainbow” about 150 times, so it’s really nice to get to do it within a play.” Now Kimberley Summer Theatre is taking on a true classic, unlike the farces and musicals that the group has done in the past. “Everyone knows it and so we are trying to stick with the original,” said director Verkley. “We’re staying pretty true but we have some added cool elements. There are a couple of elements that were cut from the movie that are still in the original play.” The actors and actresses, the stage hands and the creative team

are all working together to bring the whimsical production to life. Together the group is working to re-kindle the passion for live theatre after last summer when Kimberley Summer Theatre took a hiatus. “On the first day of rehearsals I said this to the actors: ‘My goal as a director is always to make the audience have a great time watching the show” said Verkley. “That’s one of the things that I really want to accomplish with ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Because everyone knows the story and because everyone loves the story, they come away from the live production with even more joy in their hearts than they would

from just watching the movie,” said Verkley. “I think if we can make it so that, even if kids don’t come away saying, ‘I want to perform’, if they come away inspired to do something new or try a sport or join a club or something to step out of their comfort zone a little bit, that’s my goal,” said McIntyre. But putting together the play won’t be a leisurely stroll down the yellow brick road. For one, Toto the dog is played by a real pup – Tippy. “He is quite a friendly little guy. I have known him for a couple of summers now,” Verkley said. Tippy has been

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n response to an interesting, thought-provoking article in last week’s Daily Townsman in which Councillor Davis talked about the empty downtown buildings, I would like to share a vision for Cranbrook development. The councillor called on us to think about what needs to be done to revitalize Cranbrook, to find a new focus that would attract development and revenues and somehow begin to fill up so many of our empty buildings downtown. Here is my response: This city has a college, yet it is never really acknowledged as a college town. Mentioning the college seems of secondary or tertiary importance as if its existence is a perk or a spinoff to other things. Colleges are revenue generators for cities. Colleges can be big business. A college is an industry in and of itself with multiple benefits to a city. But first, let me say I am speaking only from my perspective as a citizen of Cranbrook. I am by no means whatsoever speaking on behalf of the local college. A college town is a concept. Focus goes on promoting the fact we have an excellent college first and, in the case of Cranbrook, first above tourism and our other regional industries. A college town builds its own character and becomes a destination. It attracts students, yes, but it also attracts faculty, support staff, and even broader, it leads to economic development of stores, restaurants, gas stations, transportation, housing, and arts and culture. College towns create welcoming communities interested in diversity. And they create a very unique, marketable identify for a city. Here are just some of the perceived benefits of developing a city like Cranbrook into a college town. As you read, I

am sure you will think of many others. • Economic development: job development at the college and city-wide; increased revenues through sales (shoppers) and property taxes; development of businesses that address the needs of new residents. Shopping, recreation and the delivery of goods and services are more likely to remain in Cranbrook as it grows and diversifies into a newly-visioned regional hub. • Real estate spin-offs: housing becomes a growth industry as students, faculty and those working in services or business move into the city, drawn by the focal college. Families also come to access higher education and/or families grow as new residents arrive. Rental and sales property have great potential. As student enrolment grows, so does the need for rental accommodation. Since most students will remain in Cranbrook for the duration of their studies, they will rent rather than buy. This opens a huge potential for the development of student-friendly housing. • A retirement destination: There is evidence that college towns attract retirees, in part because of access to the many goods and services that develop as the result of the college hub (including medical and recreational services). Additionally, seniors can avail themselves of free courses and other services at the college. • Arts and entertainment: As population grows in response to the growth of the college, the demand for arts and entertainment grows with it. And as the population diversifies, the range of offerings will grow to meet the demand. A larger support and demand develops for symphony, museums and galleries. This provides business and employment opportunities as it enhances the local arts scene, its fund-raising opportunities and so on. This growth be-

comes a revenue producer for non-profit organizations, businesses and tourism. • Sports: not only do colleges have dynamic, competitive sports programs that draw tournaments (and therefore spinoff revenue to the city), but as the population grows, there will be more demand for access to sporting activities and events. This becomes a revenue producer for non-profit sports organizations, businesses and tourism. • Cafe culture: College towns have a certain je ne sais quoi. They develop an identity, a character of their own and this is often seen in their arts, but they also tend to develop a cafe culture. Much like in Europe, economic and socio-cultural growth occurs where there are public places to sit and chat with friends. • Students and interns: Efforts to recruit students and interns become part and parcel of an on-going, progressive partnership with the college, itself. In this case, imagine a similar campaign to promotional material put out by the Chamber of Commerce designed to recruit business and residents, but targeted at students! College towns do not have to grow to a size that is unwieldy. There are many such towns across the USA and Britain that can attest to this. They can remain of moderate size and the citizens of Cranbrook need not fear that they would suddenly be overwhelmed by an influx of people. This kind of re-envisioning/refocusing of the College as a primary industry that generates growth and revenue (not a spinoff of other industry in Cranbrook) and from which all citizens would benefit would take time to develop. But, I leave that to the city planners and the college. Melodie Hull is an instructor at the College of the Rockies


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More female leaders at premiers’ meeting What’s Up? Maria Babbage Canadian Press

TORONTO — When Canada’s premiers sit down Thursday for their semi-annual summit, they’ll be making history by changing the face of provincial and territorial leadership. For the first time, there will be six women at the meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., representing about 85 per cent of the country’s population. And at the head of the table will be Kathleen Wynne, who was sworn in as Ontario’s first woman premier just six months ago. It’s more than a photo op for the history books, she said. “I was just talking to a grandmother who was saying her granddaughter wants to be the prime minister,’’ Wynne said in an interview. “The fact is that it’s very important that people see themselves represented and that 50 per cent of the population is sitting at the table, better represented. It’s a very good thing.’’ It matters because it signals to the public that women are capable of holding high public office on equal footing with men, said Jane Arscott, a professor at Athabasca University who writes about women in politics. “We haven’t seen that before,’’ she said. “It will shift in our minds our sensibility about who can lead and how they will do it.’’ But the appearance of gender equality can be deceiving, experts say. Even though six provinces and territories are led by women, female representation hasn’t im-

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When Canada’s premiers including B.C.’s Christy Clark, sit down Thursday for their semi-annual summit, they’ll be making history by changing the face of provincial and territorial leadership. proved in the legislatures, said Christine de Clercy, a politics professor at the University of Western Ontario. In fact, studies suggest that the gains made over the last 30 years have pretty much stopped, she said. The number of women in legislatures across Canada has reached a glass ceiling, she said. “This might be a little bit of a historical hiccup we have: an unusual set of circumstances where we have lots of women premiers, but this is not some new harbinger

of a better, more equal political environment,’’ she said. “In fact, it’s just a quirk, and it might lead people to overestimate representation of women which ... in Canada, compared to many other countries, is still relatively poor.’’ Will this surge in female leadership change the dynamics among premiers? For Alberta Premier Alison Redford, it’s more about the new faces than the female ones. “I’m pretty excited about the Council of the Federation, not because we have so many new women leaders, but because we have so many new leaders,’’ she said. Some, like British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, have been given a new mandate to govern by winning a general election, Redford said. “I think there’s going to be incredible dynamism because we have passionate leaders around the table that have exciting visions for the future,’’ she said. There may be more women, but there are other groups absent from the premiers’ table, said De Clercy. Many pockets of society — including ethnic groups, aboriginal people and the disabled — are “hideously’’ under-represented in our political system. “It’s totally great that we have Premier Christy Clark, Premier Allison Redford, Premier Kathleen Wynne,’’ she said. “But when you think about it, these are the premiers of three of the most diverse provinces in the federation. And they’re still from ... broadly Anglo-American, white, middle-class backgrounds.’’

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t was a rough start this week. I found it hard to pick up a new book after finishing “Life After Life” last week. It felt disrespectful to just put the book down, move on and forget the characters. Those characters were still with me, and since the book I read this week, “Water For Elephants”, is set in the same time period, I kept expecting Ursula Todd to pop into the story. Alas, she never did, and the characters in “Water For Elephants” just didn’t have the same pull for me as Ursula did. *** Oh, I really do love a happy ending. A lot can be forgiven in a book if you just give me a nice happy ending to top it off, all loose ends tied into a neat little bow. I will happily suspend all sense of logic if it means I can buy into that positive resolution. The ending was the best part of “Water For Elephants”. That’s not to say that it isn’t a well written novel. But honestly, there were times where it was so hard to read that I almost put the book down. I’m glad that I kept going, because it was a great story and if I had put it down at those points, I probably wouldn’t have

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picked it up again. “Water For Elephants” is the story of Jacob Jankowski, set in 1931. Just days away from finishing a veterinarian’s degree at Cornell University, Jacob gets devastating news: his parents have been killed in a motor vehicle accident. An only child, he learns his parents were deep in debt, and he has nothing. Desperate and awash in grief, Jacob jumps a train, not realizing he has inadvertently joined the Benzini Brothers Greatest Show on Earth. It’s the kind of circus that doesn’t exist any longer, complete with “freaks” such as a bearded lady and “strong woman”, and a full menagerie of zebras, giraffes, lions, chimpanzees and even – significant later in the story – an elephant. Jacob’s experience in the circus takes one unexpected

turn after the other, with various wild and unbelievable events augmenting the story. (Interestingly, in an author’s note, the writer says she picked up many of the crazy circus stories from real-life accounts of early-20th-century circuses.) Once you strip away the wild circus veneer, this story has a fairytale quality, with a hero, a villain (or two), and a damsel in distress. “Water For Elephants” is the third novel by Vancouver author Sara Gruen. Initially rejected by her publisher, Gruen later found a new publisher and “Water For Elephants” went on to spend 12 weeks on

the New York Times bestseller list in 2006. I’ve read a later novel by Sara Gruen as well: “Ape House”. I can see many similarities between the two: both feature humans with a special connection to animals, and in both novels it is the animals that are the true moral compass for the antagonists. “Water For Elephants” is a captivating story and it moves along at a cracking pace, keeping you engaged through every twist and turn. But I just couldn’t connect to the human characters as much as I felt I was expected to. At times when I should have been concerned for one of the characters, I found myself thinking, “Who cares? What about the elephant?!” I have also come to realize that I don’t like it when a writer starts a novel with an epilogue covering the events at the climax of the novel. I understand that this is a technique to capture your attention and start building suspense immediately. But I would really rather the story just progressed to that point in its own time. Sally MacDonald is a reporter at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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UPCOMING Kimberley United Church huge garage sale on July 27. To donate clean and usable goods, call Graham and Gerda Mann at 250427-5057 or email gngmann@shaw.ca. Pick up can be arranged. Kimberley Ladies Golf Club Charity Golf Tournament to support Kimberley’s Spark Youth Centre will be held Tuesday, July 30th. Interested Ladies please contact Flora at 250-427-4027 or email mcleanr@telus.net. 2013 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Robert Apps Law Corporation. Columbia Basin Cultural Tour, Saturday Aug 10-Sunday Aug 11, 10-5pm. CDAC Artrageous Gallery, 104 135 10th Ave S, Cranbrook. CDAC is extending their opening hours and offering FREE performances in the gallery space. If you are a musician/literary artist/ artist and wish to give a performance or demonstration contact Helen 250-426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca Nature Park Hike - August 12 9:30 New immigrants/new residents in Kimberley. Nature Park hike, free lunch and bus ride back to trailhead. Children with parents welcome. Register: KimberleyLibrary.Welcome@gmail.com OR phone 427-3112. Strawberry Tea Party, Sat 17th Aug, 11.30am-1.30pm CDAC Artrageous Gallery, 104 135 10th Ave S, Cranbrook. How fancy! The CDAC is hosting a delicate, delectable tea party in the gallery space. All proceeds go towards the CDAC. Tickets available NOW from the CDAC office. Helen 250-426-4223/cdac@shaw.ca Kimberley Nature Park - Hike for Young Families - Sunday, Aug.18. Get the kids out into the Nature Park for a fun time around Eimers Lake. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Higgins St entrance: 10am. Join leader Dave Quinn 250-427-5666 2013 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00-7:00 PM is sponsored by Kimberley Health-Care Auxiliary. Children 18 years & under must be accompanied by an adult. Art in the Park, Saturday Aug 24th, 1pm – 10pm, Rotary Park, Cranbrook. Local bands, local food, local artists, local demonstrations a true celebration of arts and culture in Cranbrook! Including the Lion’s Club ‘Twice Loved’ Art Sale and the much awaited judging and prize ceremony for the Urban Artsy Deer Project. 7pm onwards it’s dancing under the stars. To register for your place as an artist or food vendor in the park, or for more info, contact Helen 250-426-4223 ONGOING 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. Open Art Exhibition; August 3rd to August 31st, Tues-Fri: 11-5pm Saturday 10-2pm at CDAC Artrageous Gallery, 104 135 10th Ave S Cranbrook. An opportunity for artists to showcase their works without the restrictions of a theme! Entry is FREE. Artists interested in exhibiting have until July 30th to register. Helen 250426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca CDAC and Cranbrook Lion’s Club- Donations of artworks are now being accepted at the CDAC office for the ‘Twice Loved Art’ fundraiser. Contact Helen on: 250-426-4223. East Kootenay Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (EKWEE) meet the first Monday of every month at the Heritage Inn, Dining Room Annex, 7:00PM. Join us for off the menu dinner 5:30 -7:00. Pay your own tab. Networking, share accomplishments, education. Bev Campbell 778-481-4883 Canadian Cancer Society- if you have spare time and would like to volunteer, interested applicants can call 250-4268916, drop by our office at #19-9th Avenue S, Cranbrook or go to www.fightwithus.ca and register as a volunteer. ICBL-Duplicate Bridge–Senior Center in Cranbrook. Mon & Wed 7pm, Thurs & Fri 1pm at Scout Hall, Marysville. Info: Maggie 250-417-2868. Cranbrook Phoenix Toastmasters meet every Thursday, noon - 1:00 Heritage Inn. Toastmasters teaches communication & leadership skills. 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MLSE president continues to restructure senior management team

TORONTO - Tim Leiweke continues to put his stamp on Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. The new president and CEO has announced he’s restructuring the company’s senior management team to “enable us to better serve our fans and customers.” The new senior leadership group will comprise of Tom Anselmi as chief operating officer, Ian Clarke as chief financial officer, David Hopkinson as chief commercial officer, Peter Miller as chief legal and development officer and Bob Hunter as chief facilities and live entertainment officer. All members of the senior management will report directly to Leiweke. Other appointments include Shannon Hosford as vice-president, marketing and communications, Jeff Deline as vice-president, global partnerships and Tom Pistore as vice-president, ticket sales and service. Leiweke says the new company structure is “driven by the need to make the best use of (MLSE’s) resources.” Leiweke was hired by MLSE in April. Canadian Press

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Referee Kim Eaton responds to an offside call from his linesman against Nate Hickerson, who scored Kinsmen’s first goal against the Sullivan Pub. Though Hickerson’s goal was recalled, Kinsmen went on to defeat Sullivan Pub 4-0 for a berth in the league final.

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The East Kootenay Soccer League has a final set up, following the conclusion of the second semifinal on Wednesday night at the Mount Baker field. Cranbro ok-bas e d Kinsmen and Kimberley’s Sullivan Pub clashed for the second berth into the final, with the redshirts coming out on top with a 4-0 win. Jake Walmsley scored twice, while Joey Brons and Chris Franklin also notched

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goals to lead the Kinsmen squad to victory. Kimberley put up a good fight in the first half, and had the edge in terms of possession and generating quality chances, however, the Kinsmen squad was able to capitalize on a few mistakes in the second half, and found the back of the net four times. In fact, Kinsmen scored six goals in total, however, two of them were whistled offside. The Sullivan Pub started strong and forced the attack against Kinsmen, generating some quality chances that were deftly turned away by Kinsmen keeper Gary Elliot. A dangerous cross into Kinsmen’s 18-yard box was volleyed in midair towards the net, which Elliot punched away—right to the head of another Sully player, who pitched it right back towards the goal.

However, Elliot made the catch and moved the ball upfield. At the other end of the pitch, Walmsley nearly got his first at the top of the 18-yard box, sending a shot just wide of the left post with a left-foot shot. It looked like Nate Hickerson had scored the game’s first goal, beating goaltender Rob Balcom, however, the play was whistled offside. Scoreless after the first half, the two teams regrouped. Kinsmen only had one sub, while Sully Pub was able to get three or four fresh legs on the field at any given time. Kinsmen pulled it together a bit more in the second half, yet still struggled on their possession play. They nearly struck gold on a header that went off the crossbar, but it was Walmsley who broke the deadlock later on.

Kinsmen took a free kick, which sailed over the Sully Pub defence, and Walmsley and Balcom engaged in a footrace for the loose ball. Walmsley barely got to it first, and tapped it by Balcom into the net as the two collided. Not much later, Chris Franklin doubled the lead when he went down in a scramble in front of the net and poked a shot past the goal line. Sullivan Pub tried to stay strong in the face of a two-goal deficit, but then disaster struck. Joey Brons picked the pocket of a Sully defender and went in uncontested on Balcom, firing a easy shot into the corner for a three-goal Kinsmen lead. Walmsley nearly got his second of the game, scoring off a throw in that made a deflection into the six-yard box, however, he was whis-

tled offside. Sully Pub organized a successful attack up the field, breaking through the Kinsmen defence, however, the shot went wide of Elliot and the goalpost. Walmsley potted his second of the night near the end of the game to seal up the scoring for Kinsmen. Earlier on Tuesday, Mister Tire and Players Bench duked it out in the first semi final of the playoffs. Mister Tire, the first place seed going up against the fourth place Players Bench, drew first blood, however, with two minutes remaining, it turned into a tie game. Overtime solved nothing, and the game was decided in penalty kicks. Mister Tire and Kinsmen will go headto-head for the league final at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Mount Baker soccer field.


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Dodgers beat Blue Jays 8-3 in 10 innings Ian Harrison Associated Press

TORONTO - Mark Ellis hit a two-run homer to highlight Los Angeles’ five-run 10th inning as the Dodgers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Yasiel Puig also went deep in the 10th for the streaking Dodgers, who have won six straight and 23 of 28 to go from last in the NL West on June 21 to first place. Los Angeles won its 10th straight road game, the franchise’s longest streak since the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first 11 away from home in 1955. Brandon League (5-3) pitched two innings to beat his former team for the second straight game and Kenley Jansen finished for the Dodgers. Juan Perez (1-2) gave up all five runs and four hits in the 10th inning for Toronto. The Blue Jays were swept for the second straight series, and have

lost a season-high seven consecutive games and 14 of 18. Toronto led 3-2 heading into the ninth before the Dodgers rallied against closer Casey Janssen. Puig drew a leadoff walk before Janssen struck out Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez, then got two strikes on Andre Ethier. When Ethier hit a sinking liner to centre, Colby Rasmus charged the ball but couldn’t catch it, then had it bounce off his glove, allowing Puig to score. The blown save was Janssen’s second in 20 opportunities. In the 10th, Juan Uribe drew a one-out walk and Ellis homered into the second deck in left, his fifth. One out later, Puig hit his ninth homer. Gonzalez walked, Ramirez doubled and Ethier followed with a two-run double. Ethier went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and Puig was 3 for 5 with a walk and two RBIs. The Blue Jays broke

a 2-2 tie in the eighth against Ronald Belisario when pinch runner Rajai Davis scored from second on a throwing error by Gonzalez. Los Angeles opened the scoring on Uribe’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the second, and Puig made it 2-0 with an RBI double in the third. Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco held the Blue Jays without a hit until the bottom of the fifth, when Rasmus and Maicer Izturis drew consecutive walks and Brett Lawrie drove them in with a two-out double off the wall. Making his fourth start since being ac-

OAKVILLE, Ont. Mike Weir said his play at last year’s Canadian Open was awful. A lot has changed since then. The 43-year-old Brights Grove, Ont., native returned to Glen Abbey Golf Club on Wednesday for the 2013 Canadian Open with a new approach to his game and a renewed confidence after last year’s disappointing finish. Weir shot 72 in each of the first two rounds in 2012, missing the cut by five strokes. “The confidence level and the way I’m playing from a year ago is a big change,” said Weir. “I feel confident when I tee it up on Thursday every week now. It’s not quite where I want it to be, but I could say that about weeks that I’ve won before the week started and then things can kind of come together and you end up winning a tournament. “So I’m hoping this

week I feel good about my game and I think if I can get some momentum going early in this tournament and get rolling, I’ll have a good chance.” Weir’s renewed confidence comes from working on his driving at the range, allowing him to relax at the tees and concentrate on his putting. “I have much more confidence with my ball striking and I’m able to spend more time on my short game now,” said Weir. “I spent so much time on my long game that that feels pretty good for the most part now.” Weir’s right to be encouraged after several big strides in his game this year, including a tie for 28th at the U.S. Open in mid-June after a strong fourth round when he shot 1-under par. “I’m not fooling myself. I go out there and I tested like the U.S. Open,” said Weir. “You can’t fool yourself around a place like that.”

dated to July 22, meaning he’s eligible to return Aug. 6, but manager Don Mattingly said Kemp might need more time. NOTES: The game was briefly halted in the fourth after home plate umpire Will Little was hit on the left arm by a pitch from Nolasco. Little remained in the game, but left the field for treatment between the top and bottom of the sixth. ... Blue Jays RHP Brandon Morrow will have more tests on his sore right forearm. Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos said it’s hard to be optimistic that Morrow will be able to return this season.

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Fans hear from Canucks management at summer summit Monte Ste wart Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - If all goes according to plan, the roof will be open at B.C. Place Stadium in March when the Vancouver Canucks host the Ottawa Senators in the Heritage Classic. “If worse comes to worse and it needs to be a covered facility, it’ll be a covered facility,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday. “We hope that’s not the case.” Given B.C. Place’s 59,841 seating capacity, Daly said he expects some tickets to be priced lower than usual Canucks games at Rogers Arena, but added that some will also be more expensive. Meanwhile, Daly said the NHL is working with the players’ association and International Ice Hockey Federation to see what can be

done to reduce insurance cost for Olympic teams’ summer orientation camps. Currently, the high cost of insurance is restricting Canadian and U.S. players to off-ice workouts. Daly spoke to reporters before Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis and new head coach John Tortorella faced questions from fans at the NHL club’s annual summer summit. Among the other topics discussed, Daly said the NHL will give strong consideration to the Pacific Northwest in the event of expansion or relocation, but declined to address Seattle specifically. The city was considered a strong candidate for a potential move of the Phoenix Coyotes, who have resolved their arena-lease issues and are

expected to stay in Arizona once the sale of the club is complete. The league could look into possible expansion or other business growth after the sale closes. “I think there’s a willingness to consider (expansion),” said Daly, who also added he expects the size of goaltenders’ equipment to be reduced this season. Meanwhile, Gillis and Tortorella discussed the Canucks’ plans with fans heading into the 2013-14 season. The club has been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs the last two seasons and has just one post-season victory since losing Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins. The lack of playoff success cost Alain Vigneault, the franchise’s all-time winnin-

gest coach, his job in May after the Canucks were swept by the San Jose Sharks. Tortorella, fired by the New York Rangers after they were eliminated in the second round by Boston, was hired as Vigneault’s replacement, with the former Canucks coach taking over in the Big Apple. Gillis’ choice of Tortorella as coach has been criticized, along with his handling of Vancouver’s goaltending situation, which resulted in Cory Schneider’s trade to the New Jersey Devils after the Canucks could not move Roberto Luongo and his mammoth contract. Gillis defended his decision to trade Schneider and keep Luongo as the starting goaltender. “We made our choice and our choice was to go with

Roberto,” Gillis told the fan summit. He met with Luongo in Florida recently and said the two had a positive conversation, indicating the goaltender is looking forward to returning to the Canucks after he spent the past year expecting to be dealt. “It wasn’t strained or adversarial at all,” Gillis said. The Vancouver GM has also come under fire for the team’s poor draft record under his watch. Only one Gillis draft choice, Cody Hodgson, now a member of the Buffalo Sabres as a result of a trade, has become a regular NHLer. The Canucks will enter the 2013-14 season having won five straight Northwest Division titles, but Vancouver’s schedule will be more difficult in the new Pacific

Division following NHL realignment. Gillis will also have to contend with a reduced salary cap that drops to $64.2 million from $70.3 million. He and Tortorella said they will give prospects a chance to make the club that has mostly established veterans. “We have to,” said Gillis. “We don’t have a choice.” Notes: Tortorella announced that the Canucks have hired Mike Sullivan and former Dallas Stars coach Glen Gulutzan as assistants. Sullivan spent four years as Tortorella’s assistant with the Rangers. Gulutzan spent the past two seasons at the Stars helm, missing the playoffs both seasons. He was a candidate for the head coaching position that went to Tortorella.


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An avid reader and researcher, Rafi was well aware of the energy efficiency and consequent energy savings of ICF construction over traditional. He also knew the neighbourhood would be real happy with the sound absorption; Rafi and the Rascals would soon have the perfect studio for their all-night Friday jam sessions (he was the drummer). The human “crows” gather every day on the sidewalk to watch the progress of Rafi’s house and nod to each other at how quickly and efficiently his house is built. Four months start to finish and Rafi moves in. In the same neighbourhood, a traditionally built home of comparable size was still under construction and the newly educated “crows” just shook their heads and agreed that none of them would go back to the “old ways”.

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On the practical side, Rafi seldom turns his furnace on over the winter as his gas fireplace in the open concept main floor is enough to keep his home toasty warm (saving even more than he thought). The thick walls also keep the hot days of summer out and create deep window wells, giving the house a comfortable, country feel. Savings have been made on the home insurance premiums, too, as the mainly concrete structure has improved fire rating. When asked what he likes best about his Lego house, Rafi replies “watching it grow block by block” just like I did as a kid.

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in Alaska. A seven-day round-trip Inside Passage cruise will show you the panhandle of Alaska and some of the most spectacular scenery, especially in the Lynn Canal. As you cruise into Skagway, you almost feel like you are touching both sides of the canal. These Inside Passage cruises also visit the glaciers, either in Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier or Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glacier. It is spectacular to watch and listen to the glaciers calve from the deck of your cruise ship. You do get up-close and personal. Sometimes the crew will lower a lifeboat and go fetch a chunk of glacial ice floating in the bay and bring it back to the ship, where later the bar staff will happily chip off a large cube for your cocktail! On the way, you may visit the city of Juneau, the fishing village of Ket-

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cally the port of Anchorage, which is in Seward. This cruise takes in the entire Gulf of Alaska up to the mainland, with more glaciers along the

way. You can then transfer to the Alaska Railroad for a very scenic trip to Anchorage and fly home. Or continue on a

land tour. Now you are really in the Great Land! Anchorage is the gateway to Alaska’s top wilderness attractions – Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the remote Prudhoe Bay. So there you have it: a great destination and experience, and close to home! I lived in the Yukon for many years as well as here in the B.C. Rockies, so I did not think I would be easily impressed by an Alaskan cruise. But I was! The scenery was spectacular, the wildlife viewing incredible, my fishing expedition in Ketchikan was bountiful, and the luxury of a cruise ship isn’t bad either! For more information, talk to Carla Nelson, Branch Manager (and Master Cruise Counsellor), at Maritime Travel, Cranbrook, phone 250-489-4788.

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LIVING WITH URBAN DEER – AVAILABLE NOW! A public education campaign about ‘Living With Urban Deer’ is one of several recommendations made by the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee and endorsed by City Council. This brochure is designed to help ensure public safety by reducing the potential of dangerous encounters with urban deer. Pick up your copy at City Hall or download one from our website today!

MOSQUITO CONTROL BEGINS AT HOME Home and property owners are strongly encouraged to stop mosquitoes before they start, by removing all sources of standing water from around your home. Some places to eliminate standing water include: • Clogged gutters • Trays under flower pots • Outside pets’ dishes • Children’s pools and toys • Bird baths and feeders •Canoes / boats • Tires Residents are encouraged to call the Mosquito Hotline at (250) 421-1294 to report potential mosquito development sites or for more information regarding the 2013 City of Cranbrook Mosquito Control Program.

FALSE ALARM BYLAW Established in 2008, this bylaw states that when police attend at a business premises to provide service in response to a false alarm of a security alarm system, the owner of the property on which the premises are located shall pay to the City of Cranbrook: $100 for the first offence; $150 for the second; $200 for each offence thereafter. This bylaw does n o t apply to residential properties. Visit o u r website and click on ‘Bylaws’ for more on all of our City bylaws.

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Royal baby named George Alexander Louis Canadian Press

LONDON — His Royal Highness has a name. The new prince has been named George Alexander Louis, royal officials said Wednesday, ending speculation over what moniker Prince William and his wife, Kate, would pick for their first child. Kensington Palace said royals are “delighted to announce’’ their son’s name, adding that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.’’ Noble names are steeped in history, which

explains why thousands of bets rolled in to British bookmakers for the name George, the name of six previous British kings. The moniker evokes the steadfastness of the Queen’s father, George VI, who rallied the nation during the Second World War. Meaning farmer or earth worker, George was the 12th most popular name for boys born in England and Wales in 2011. St. George, a 4th-century Christian martyr, is the patron saint of England. The name Louis could be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle and the

last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947. William’s father, Prince Charles, was close with Mountbatten, who was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in 1979. The announcement from Prince William and Kate — just two days after the baby’s birth — was quick, by royal standards. The Queen and the

Duke of Edinburgh took a month before settling on the name Charles for the Prince of Wales. Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles took a week before settling on William’s four names. For now, the littlest royal is expected to stay out of the spotlight after making his first “public appearance’’ in the arms of his parents outside of London’s St. Mary’s Hos-

The U.N. General Assembly has designated November 19 as World Toilet Day to spotlight the plight of 2.5 billion people who don’t have basic toilets. According to the U.N., six billion of the world’s seven billion people have mobile phones — but only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines. The General Assembly resolution approved by consensus Wednes-

day urges the U.N.’s 193 member states to promote behavioural changes and adopt policies to increase access to sanitation and end open defecation, a key cause of diarrhea. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said the annual observance of World Toilet Day “will go a long way toward raising awareness about the need for all human beings to have access to sanitation.’’

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pital on Tuesday. After leaving the hospital, William and Kate introduced their son Wednesday to his great-grandmother, the Queen, who was keen to see the baby before she starts her annual summer vacation in Scotland later this week. Then the young family headed to see Kate’s parents in their village near London.

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he accordionist who wowed the judges and won first place in the 33rd annual Calgary Stampede Talent Search earlier this month will be heading to North Idaho in August to showcase his talent at the 3rd annual Historic Wallace Accordion Festival.

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Obituaries Geneva May Atwood 1980 - 2013 It is with profound sorrow that the family of Geneva Atwood announces her passing on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 33 years of age.

Geneva was born in Trail, British Columbia on May 1, 1980. She will be missed dearly by all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her legacy of love and strength lives on through her children and her blog: myunexpectedpath.blogspot.com. Geneva is survived by her loving husband Ken Atwood, their three beautiful children Wyatt, Kate and Carson, her mother and father Linda and Terry Anderson, her sister Amanda Mittan, nieces Sage and Sylvia and grandparents Evelyn Anderson, John and Norma Bogle. A memorial service for Geneva was held on July 22, 2013 at 1:00 at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of LatterDay Saints in Cranbrook. A private Interment followed on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Westlawn Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Geneva may do so to the: East Kootenay Foundation For Health, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com

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If tears could wash away our pain, We would not feel such hurt again, The heartbreak felt since you’ve been gone, We wouldn’t wish on anyone, But today is your birthday, So we’ll have to be brave And accept God’s taken what first He gave.

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It is with heavy hearts we announce that Gord passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19th with his family by his side. Gordy will be deeply missed and forever loved by so many but most of all by his best friend and wife Barb, his kids Chris, Laura (Daryl) and Tara (Derek), his mother Mae, and his grandkids Brodyn, Josh, Teagan, Gabrielle, Ryker, Kinley and Logan. Gord worked for many years as a firefighter with the Cranbrook Fire Department doing something he truly loved and was proud to be a part of. Sports were always a huge part of Gord’s life and he spent numerous hours both coaching and playing. Some of his favourite times were spent up the Bull, sitting on the beach in Mazatlan, cooking, guiding, trapping and golfing. Rats saw beauty where many overlooked, he enjoyed the simple things in life. Spending time at the Lake with his family, having a cold beer with good friends and driving countless miles to beautiful places with the one he loved. We would like to thank the hospital staff and send out a very special thanks to Dr. Bob O’Brien, Dr. Karen Pont and nurses Debbie and Trish for their overwhelming compassion and caring. To all our wonderful friends and family we appreciate your support and understanding for allowing just the family to have our little but precious time with him over the last few weeks. At the request of Gord, no service will be held. Rats has touched so many people over the years and we would like to invite those that were blessed enough to have this pleasure to an informal open house between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 10th at Norbury (Garbutts) Lake. Come share the memories you have and laughter with the ones he loved. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to STARS in Gord’s name at www.stars.ca under memorial donations. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com

Jacob is excited to play in the Challenger Soccer camp! 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.

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nee MITCHELL, GLENNIS MARY MARGARET ‘GRANNY’ January 2, 1930, MICHEL, BC July 19, 2013, CRANBROOK, BC Survived by husband Warren of 57 years, next month would be 58. Children Lorne (Nancy) - Barrie, ON, Earle - Kelowna, BC, Dawn (Tony) - Calgary, AB, Robyn (Frank) - Cranbrook, BC, Aaron - Westbank, BC. 15 Grandchildren & 15 Great-Grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Joe & Eva Mitchell. Siblings, Nellie, Irene, Alice, Sonny, Irvin, Frank and Elsie. Celebration of life to take place Saturday, July 27 from 3:00-5:00 pm, Senior Citizens Hall, 125 - 17 Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC. GYURKOVITS, CORNELIA WILHELMINA “CORRIE” NOV 3, 1927 – JULY 18, 2013 It is with sadness, that the family of Corrie announces her passing to be with the love of her life, Leslie, one day before what would have been their 68th wedding anniversary. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Corrie met Les while he was serving with the Canadian Seaforth Highlanders. They married on July 19, 1945 after a six week romance. As a young war bride Corrie moved to Canada in early 1946 and settled into a three room home beside the Moyie River in Yahk to start her new life and family. In 1949 Les started working for CM&S and the family moved to Kimberley. Les and Corrie continued to raise their family in Kimberley which grew to five boys and a daughter. Corrie took an active role in the Boy Scout movement for a number of years and in her spare time enjoyed her needle work and playing bingo. With Les’ passing in 1974 she was briefly employed by Delamont Jewellers in Kimberley. In the mid 80’s Corrie moved to Cranbrook to be closer to family and lived independently, continuing to enjoy her crocheting and cross stitch, leaving many legacy pieces for her children and grandchildren. With declining health, Corrie moved to Joseph Creek Village in July 2010. The family would like to thank all the staff at Joseph Creek for their kindness and care while she resided there. It was greatly appreciated by her family. Corrie leaves to mourn her passing her five sons and daughter: Bill and Jolene (Castlegar), John and Linda (Cranbrook), Bob and Rhonda (Wasa), Sue (Merritt), Richard and Phil (Brighton, England), Donald and Elizabeth (Vancouver), eleven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Rie and Joop and many nieces and nephews in Holland. She was predeceased by her husband, Les and son-in-law Wilf Simon. There will be no service by her request. A family gathering will be held in early August for the internment with Les at the Kimberley Cemetery. Arrangements made through Mark Memorial. Condolences may be made at www.markmemorial.com.


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

FLOORING

Saturday Aug 24th at the Curling Club WANTED: Donations of any unneeded, unwanted surplus items. Items can be taken to Kimberley Curling Club daily after Aug 1, between 4 & 6pm. We regret that TVs, tape, cassette or dvd player/recorders, computers & printers are not acceptable.

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WILSON TOUR Prestige Clubs. Full set (1W, FW, HYB, 5-9, PW). $225 OBO. 250-489-8389.

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DUPLEX FOR RENT: Cranbrook. Newly renovated 3bdrm, partly finished basement, F/S, W/D included. Single car garage. $900./mo. + utilities & DD. N/P-N/S. Available Aug 1/13. Phone 250-489-8750 or 250-4231983.

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Recreational TIE LAKE PROPERTY. 0.55 acre, close to public access. Power, well, septic, storage building. Reasonable. Phone 403-608-6014.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2BDRM, 1 1/2 BATH apartment for rent, in Canal Flats. Great view, parking, F/S, D/W, microwave. $700 + utilities & D.D. Available immediately. Call (250)3495306 or (250)489-8389. 2BDRM CONDO in Kootenay Place, available 1 August. $850./month including Hydro. 5 appliances. No pets, no smokers. 250-421-4015

2 BEDROOM UNITS

available in Victoria Villas. Rent includes w/d and water. Starting at $775./mo plus electric. D/D starting at $387.50 N/P, N/S. 1 year lease. To view call 778-517-4517 3BDRM APARTMENT, available Aug. 1/13. Includes heat, covered parking and laundry facilities. $1150./mo. NS/NP. 250-520-0244 Kimberley 3BDRM UNIT for rent, unfinished basement, partial new flooring, F/S, parking and front yard. No smoking-no pets. 1 year lease, $950./mo + electric. 1308A 11th St S. Call 250-421-2590 AVAILABLE AUG. 1. Bright, sunny 2bdrm apartment. Clean, quiet & newly updated with laminate & ceramic flooring throughout. $900./mo + DD. Includes all heat, hydro, hot water and hi-speed internet. N/S, N/parties, N/pets, N/ drugs. 135 6th Ave S., above Cranbrook Computer Works. 250-421-2235

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250-426-2358

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3200 square ft of finished living space. Large fenced back yard, summer kitchen in lower area of the home. New Roof - new hardwood throughout - air conditioning, underground sprinkler. Large deck off back, large garage area and work bench. Owners are downsizing and wish to sell to a family who can appreciate this very nice home. See all pics on We-List.com.

Standard transmission, RWD, with canopy.

2010 Zoom Custom H.W. Trailer Dutchman Quality

Fully loaded 3/4, tow package with transmission cooler and five point hitch. Excellent condition only two owners. Brand new winter tires only used half a season. Asking $11,000. Call 403 803-8959

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS, AND OTHERS Re: the Estate of Mary Agnes Tallis, a.k.a. Mary Agnes Swanson, deceased, formerly of Cranbrook, BC, died on Dec.17, 2012. Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Mary Agnes Tallis under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator c/o MacDonald Thomas, Box 2400, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 on or before Aug 15, 2013, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.

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