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TUESDAY AUGUST 27, 2013

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Food Bank garage sale raises over $10,000 Fundraiser is one for the record books C AROLYN GR ANT editor@dailybulletin.ca

It was a record setting year for the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank at their annual garage sale. Food Bank director Stan Salikin reports record crowds, a record amount of donated goods, and most importantly, a record amount of money raised. This year’s total far surpassed previous years, with the 2013 Garage Sale bringing in $10,752, the Food Booth $642, and raffle tickets sold at the garage sale brining in $500 for a grand total of $11,894. Salikin says huge crowds of customers were waiting for the doors to open last Saturday morning, larger than any other year. “The curling rink was full of high quality, good quality and some not so good merchanNICOLE KORAN PHOTO It’s all about concentration. Carson practices with the fire hose at the Kimberley Fire Department’s annual hose competition dise for the customers to purchase,” Salikin

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said. “It appeared as though there was record setting amounts of donated goods this year for the sale.” The garage sale involves a large volunteer effort, and Salikin has nothing but praise for those who helped out “The staff , setting the sale up beginning on Tuesday, did a superb job of organizing the tables and floor displays. By Friday evening the sale was ready to go. To all the set up crew — you deserve a huge thanks for your dedication and service, a job well done, thank you. “Saturday’s staff did an excellent job in “getting the money”, serving customers, helping out on the sales floor and keeping things going smoothly all day long. You all deserve a big thank you. Many were also part of the setup crew. “Thank you to all who helped out at the curling rink during the month of August, receiving donated goods at the door which were delivered by the donors [about 80 per cent was delivered to us].

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Off Leash

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Please accept my apologies, gentle reader, for my absence from these pages as of late, but I have had little time for writing. You see, ‘tis the season that an outdoor dog such as myself heads for the hills and gets reacquainted with his pack. And by my pack, I do not mean the social assemblage with whom I run. I mean that contrivance of pouches and straps that enables me to carry gear and grub on our adventures into the wild. It is a burden indeed, but one I bear most willingly.

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An unrestrained dogumentary. The Backpackers Payoff : Evening alpen glow in your backyard is just one of the reasons to endure the weight of a pack.

Pack Deep: Boulder the backpacker fords Dibble Creek

Backpacking is a recreation that allows one to spend greater lengths of time in the mountains without the need to return to civilization for sustenance or shelter. A pack containing a tent, stove, sleeping bag, food and other essentials allows an adventurer to be self-sufficient, and thus greatly deepens the backcountry experience. For you see, a pack contains not only grub and gear; it also carries a plethora of opportunities not available to the day hiker. For only those willing to carry its weight and spend the night out are allowed the pleasure of staring up into an inky black night sky strewn with stars, the smelling of wood smoke, the visual banquet of a sunset, or — my personal favourite — watching the hypnotizing dance of a campfire’s flames.

It is of these things that I try to remind myself of when my belly strap begins to chafe and the damn pack becomes lopsided… again! To be honest, it is my human who bears the majority of the load. Being from a highly evolved but overwhelmingly technology dependant species, homo sapiens like him have heavier packs simply because they need more stuff. I on the other hand carry nothing more than a space blanket, a small sleeping pad to lay on, and kibble; lots and lots of kibble. All of it secured in plastic bags so as to endure any dunkings I might put it through. Being a water dog by nature, it has been known to happen. So my pack contains only the essentials I need. That is of course, unless my wiley human-type has slipped in a can or two of those fermented barley beverages he so enjoys. A devious act that I am chagrined to say, has occurred on more than one occasion. This summer our overnight trips have been limited to just him and I, as dog Taylor’s age and subsequent health issues, have left her unable to endure the rigours of backpacking. To be quite honest, my man too is beginning to show signs of physical degradation. Judging by the way he grunts as he struggles into his pack and how he leans oh so heavily on his hiking poles, there may not be very many backpacking kilometres left on the old boy. It is for that reason, that I felt more than a little guilty when, as we were setting up camp on our last trip, the old dude found something stashed at the bottom of his pack that he didn’t remember putting in there. In my defence, a box of Milk Bones isn’t really all that heavy. They were delicious though. Photos and word processing by Dan Mills

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Kimberley kids and playing tennis thanks to Community Tennis sponsored by Tennis Canada and Tennis B.C. Standing left to right Jeff Sotropa, Tanya Pommier, Tyler White, Rory Watson, Paul Sotropa, Everett Olafson, Gabe L’Heureux, David Bellm. Sitting left to right: Leith Olafson, Kristofer Sotropa, Dawson Gray, Josh Newel, Dryden Close, Owen Pommier, Clayton Serediuk.

News from the Kimberley Garden Club Marilee Quist For the Bulletin

Rather that working hard transforming my gardens into a lower maintenance state as I did the past two summers, I’m truly enjoying this summer viewing the fruit of my labours and just doing some deadheading (a gruesome term for cutting off the spent flower heads and stalks). I have observed over the past several weeks that some of the perennials that I deadheaded earlier this summer, have put up new flower stalks. It makes sense as since perennial plants reproduce themselves by flowering and going to seed. If you prevent the plant from going to seed, it will try again! The ones I have noticed re-blooming are Salvias, Beardtongues, Maiden Pinks, Jacob’s Ladder, some of the Campanulas (Bellflowers) some of the perennial Geraniums and I am sure there are more that I just haven’t noticed. On August 14, the Garden Club held its annual pot luck barbecue, and everyone who attended enjoyed touring two very different gar-

Colchicum bulbs planted now will give you a beautiful fall display

dens before we settled down to feast on perfectly cooked, tender, tasty pork back ribs and other delicious offerings. We’re looking forward to visiting two more gardens in September before we start our winter sessions indoors in the library at the Selkirk High School. Now that the foliage from all my spring-blooming plants has completely died and while I still can see where they were I am busy fertilizing with a solution of 20-20-20, just as I have been doing whenever I remembered this summer. There are also specialized granular bulb fertil-

izers on the market, but since I have 20-20-20, that’s what I’ve been using. This helps feed the bulb going into winter so it can again produce wonderful blooms next spring. This is the time of year that the fall-blooming spectacular-looking bulbs called Colchicum can be purchased and planted. If they aren’t in the local nurseries now, they soon should be, and if you buy them, you should plant them as soon as you get them home for a beautiful fall display in early to mid-September. One of my favourites is a variety called Water Lily, a very double lilac pink

multi-petalled flower. Over the last 10 or 11 years, mine have multiplied several times, producing quite a large clump. Other varieties in this group are single-flowered and come in white, amethyst-violet and clear mauve. There are also a few varieties of autumn crocus that can be planted now for fall blooms. This is also the time of year to be thinking of planting hardy spring and summer blooming bulbs and tubers - crocus, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, allium, bulbous (dwarf) iris, bearded iris and lilies of all types. Some perennials, such as fall-blooming asters, daylilies and many other perennials can be planted as well now that we have passed the intense heat of high summer. Just remember to water them in well, and keep them watered until frost. Check our local nurseries for a good selection of hardy perennials to plant now, and perhaps add some fall colour to your gardens. The Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month, from 7-9 pm in the Selkirk High School Library from October

Spring blooming bulbs like bearded iris can be planted at this time of year. through May. In our winter sessions, we cover various gardening topics selected by the members. From June

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through September, we tour two members gardens monthly and enjoy new gardens and changes to established gar-

dens. We welcome anyone who would like to learn more about gardening in Kimberley, whether you are new to gardening or new to the Kimberley area. For more information on our meetings, call Nola at 250-427-1948. The Garden Club has web space at http://www. kootenaygardening. com. There are several pages in the Kimberley Garden Club section listing deer-resistant plants. In addition to hosting pages for the Cranbrook, Kimberley and Trail Garden Clubs, this website is incredibly informative with a wealth of gardening information and techniques. Happy Gardening.

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Yoga chain short a few links Fernie goes for, and just misses, yoga chain record

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It was a great attempt in Fernie that fell just short of the record for the longest yoga chain.

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It was a brave attempt, which came up just short. But it ended up being the biggest yoga event the East Kootenay has ever seen. Yoga practictioners from all over the East Kootenay, including Cranbrook and Kimberley, and from as far away as Calgary, lined up Sunday, August 25, on 2nd Avenue in downtown Fernie, to try to break the Guinness World Record for the longest ever yoga chain. Organizer Cheryl Sherry said 600 people turned out, many of them at the last minute, but about 700 were needed. The current record is 693. “It was an amazing event — everyone had a great time,” Sherry said. “We’ve never had that many people on 2nd Avenue before.” This was Fernie’s first ever yoga festival, held in conjunction with that city’s

Downtown Summer Socials Series. The chain was led by a teacher who demonstrated the first pose and then, like a domino effect, each person followed one after the other until everybody was doing that pose. Two more poses were done the same way, with sivasana (lying on their mat in relaxation) being the fourth and final pose. Despite not having broken the world record, Sherry said she was impressed by the turnout. “We had people from all over,” she said. “It was just amazing. I’m surprised so many people responded to posters in yoga studios in Calgary, in Kimberley and Cranbrook. “I’m looking at this as something we can really build on for next year. We’d like to do another big event. We put this together in two and a half months — it was a last minute thing, really. So we have a year to plan for the next one.

The chain stretched down Fernie’s 2nd Avenue.

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Food Bank raises over $10,000 From Front Page “Thanks to the all that were involved with pick of goods, mostly furniture, your contribution of truck and labour is much appreciated. “The tear down, take down and dispersal of unsold goods as well as the clean up of the rink after the sale was over is always a huge undertaking. This year large quantities of unsold items were donated to the Salvation Army, who picked up the goods at our

back door, this saved us a large amount of time. A very big thank you to all who cleaned up the rink in record time — by 4:30 p.m. the building was back to normal without a trace of evidence that a huge garage sale just took place. “The food booth outside the Rink, operated by Al, Louise and Evan had record amounts of customers and sales. Thank you for a superb job.” This year, fall raffle tickets were sold not only at the ga-

rage sale but at the Pucksters golf tournament as well and Salikin thanks Tim and Debra who were at the Pucksters Golf and Cath at the garage sale. “Thanks to all the generous donors, both individuals and businesses, a sale like this would not have with out you great support. “A great big thank you is in order to all the hundreds of customers who began streaming in at the opening and continued until closing, your sup-

port is very much appreciated.” The annual garage sale is the second largest summer fundraiser for the Food Bank after the July 1 Duck Race. It provides much needed funds for the Food Bank as the prepare to assist Kimberley’s needy into the fall. Emergency hampers and regular hamper numbers are as high as ever. “People are still going hungry in this town, just like ever other town,” Salikin said.


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Firefighter Scott takes his turn.

Emma suits up.

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On the hose, Brandon, Hannah and friends.

Calum helps keep the barrel afloat.

Calum, Riley, Carson and Max.

Firefights Scott and Noah.

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dilemma is by its very nature a choice between evils, and that is what now faces other countries over the use of poison gas in Syria. All the options may be “on the table”, but none of them are good. Nobody denies that poison gas was used in rebel-held parts of Damascus on 21 August, not even the Syrian government. Medecins Sans Frontieres says 3,600 patients with symptoms of poisoning were treated at three hospitals it supports in Damascus after the attack, and that at least 355 of them died. The real total may be as high as 1,000 dead. That’s a whole week’s normal death toll in the Syrian civil war in just one day. After that, however, we run out of facts. The rebels claim that the Baathist regime was responsible, while the Syrian government says that the rebels did it themselves in the hope of triggering foreign military intervention. Sending United Nations inspectors will not settle that argument: if nerve gas was actually used, it must have come from government stocks, but that doesn’t mean that the regime did it. Everybody knows that the Syrian military have stocks of poison gas, but what’s happening in Syria is a civil war. The rebels have not overrun any of the known storage sites for Syrian chemical weapons, but they could have secret supporters inside those sites who smuggled some out to them. If you apply the old test of “who benefits?”, the rebels, who are currently losing ground, have a strong incentive to get the Assad regime blamed for using illegal weapons. If that gets the United States and other Western powers to impose a no-fly zone, or bomb the regime’s military bases, it helps the rebel cause. So maybe they

acted to provide the necessary “evidence”: some of them are certainly ruthless enough. It’s easier to imagine the regime using chemical weapons: it’s just as ruthless, and it actually owns them. But it is manifestly not to its advantage to do so. President Bashar al-Assad’s troops are winning the war without them, and the last thing he needs is foreign military intervention. Using Gwynne chemical weapons could lead to just such an outDyer come, and it would be exceptionally stupid for the regime to do so. On the other hand, armies and regimes have done exceptionally stupid things in the past, particularly when they are isolated and under great pressure. The emerging consensus among Western governments, at any rate, is that Assad was responsible. So what to do about it? France has already called for the use of force, and the United States and Britain seem to be teetering on the brink: after a 40-minute phone call last Saturday President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron agreed that “a significant use of chemical weapons would merit a serious response.” But that is about the least they could say, in the circumstances. Earlier in the week, Obama warned publicly that people who “call for immediate action, jumping into stuff that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, (and) can ... actually breed more resentment in the region.” If you liked America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, he is saying, you’ll just love the one in Syria — and he knows the American public is not up for it. US military intervention is unlikely to lead to the outcome American foreign policy really desires: the preservation of

Syria’s existing secular state, with a change of leadership at the top. If Assad is overthrown, he’ll probably pull the whole edifice down with him. If the rebels win, it’s almost certainly the Islamist radicals who will take over. So if a military intervention is practically bound to end in tears, then why not just skip it? Because chemical weapons are classed as “weapons of mass destruction”, and there is an international treaty banning their use. If you let Assad get away with this, goes the argument, he will have breached an important international taboo on the use of WMD. Well, not really. Biological weapons (“germ warfare”) are truly horrifying weapons of mass destruction, banned by treaty, and nobody has ever used them. Nuclear weapons can kill by the billions; they have never been banned, but they haven’t been used in war for 68 years now. Poison gas, however, is not really a weapon of mass destruction at all. When gas was used in the First World War, it was always about capturing the next line of trenches. After that war it was banned, but it has been used a few times since: Italy used gas in Ethiopia in 1935; Japan used it against China in 1938; Yemen used it against rebels in the 1960s; and Iraq used it against Iran and Kurdish rebels in the 1980s. In no case did the casualties reach “mass destruction” levels. Napalm, fuel-air explosives and cluster bombs are just as nasty as poison gas, and perfectly legal. The historic ban on poison gas is a valuable deterrent, but it has survived some previous breaches, and preventing this one is not worth a war. Especially if it is, from the point of view of the potential interveners, an unwinnable war. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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KIMBERLEY AND CRANBROOK COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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The Cranbrook’s herd of ‘Artsy Urban Deer’ were finally gathered into one spot, at the Cranbrook and District Arts Council’s “Art in the Park” celebration on Saturday, August 24, marking the council’s 40th anniversary. Judges made their selections from among the varied, creative, colourful and individualist quadrupeds, and the winners were announced. Family Class — 1st: Sally Ruoss and sisters; 2nd: The Peebles Boys; 3rd: Lori Malone family. Adult Class — 1st: Donna Bannenberg; 2nd: Eilis Miller; 3rd Mary Anne Atkins. Business Class — 1st: Pat Ridler, Pages; 2nd: Anna Langenbach, Columbia Theatre; 3rd: Laurie Goodlad and Margie, Muriel and Jane’s. Group Class — 1st: Christ Church Anglican; 2nd: The Green Home; 3rd: The Green Home. Child —1st: Selby Boys from Coquitlam; 2nd: Sharron Schornagel, Bahai Faith; 3rd: Susan Archibald, Grandaughter. People’s Choice — Columbia Theatre. Winner of the Neighbourhood Supply of Bobbex — Mariah Whitlock

Art in the Park: 40 Years of the CDAC

Bill Henriksen and Mary Jennings hosted a display of old-time spinning, and coached passers-by on how to do it.

Mike and Dionne Sali of Dawnstar Goods in Kimberley.

Sarah gets the spa treatment from Morgan, of Beauty Call by Morgan Gene MacDonald and Tom Bungay of East-West Connection.

A park visitor ponders her choice for “People’s Choice.”

UPCOMING 2013 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00-7:00 PM is sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Children 18 years & under must be accompanied by an adult. Art Cloth Workshop with Eileen Gidman - September 7th – 8th, 10-2pm both days. CDAC Workshop Space, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook. Bored of painting on canvas and paper? Then try experimenting with Procion dyes on cotton! $120 plus supply cost, pre-registration required. Helen 250-426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca Introduction to Pottery with Sonya Rokosh - Wednesday evenings for eight weeks, starting September 11th – October 30th, 6-8pm each Wednesday. CDAC Workshop Space, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook. This eight week course costs just $96 including supplies. A great course for budding potters, you will complete up to six specific hand-building projects from pinch pots to birdhouses and beyond. Pre-registration required. 250-426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca SOCIAL ~ DANCE at the Seniors HALL, 2 St. S. on THIRD Saturdays, starts up September 21, to the music of ‘Chapparal’ at 7 pm. Refreshments served. JAM SESSION, on LAST Saturdays kicks off on September 28 from 1:30 to 4. All are welcome to drop-in for great live music, song, & ‘ice-cream’ ! For updates call 250.489.2720. Funtastic Singers Drop-In - Tuesdays starting September 24th, 6.458.15pm. CDAC Gallery, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook. Casual and friendly singing drop-in for vocal enthusiasts, no experience necessary. Helen 250-426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca ONGOING Play and Learn Parenting/Literacy Program – 8 week registered program for parents with preschool children with a facilitated play and activity component for children. Kimberley Early Learning Centre Kim 250-427-4468. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24; Friday Meat Draw: 4:30- 6:30, Saturday Meat Draw: 3:30-5:30. Cranbrook’s Bibles for Missions Thrift Store thanks you for your support. 824 Kootenay St. N. Open 10-5, Tues-Sat. A great place to save or volunteer. 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 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. 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. Roberta 250-489-0174. 1911.toastmastersclubs.org. 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. 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: www.rootsto-health.com for more info. Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook: One way you can help is by donating to our “Blue Bin” located outside to the left of WalMart by the propane tanks. This bin is there for any clothing items or soft items you have laying around in your house. For more information please call (250) 489-3111 or email us at bigscran@ bigbrothersbigsisters.ca To Saturday, August 31-ARTS ON THE EDGE 2013 EXHIBITION. Over 80 artworks in a variety of mediums by artists from the Kootenays and as far away as Calgary. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays. TENNIS ANYONE? Cranbrook Community Tennis Club is opening for the season at new Mount Baker High Courts. No Fees, No Dues, Just Tennis! 6:30-8:30pm, Wed & Sun nights. Info: Bev 250-421-7736 or Neil 250-489-8107. 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10:45 A.M. City workers put some finishing touches on the Bike Skills Facility in Balment Park.

10:30 A.M. Lydia Van de Castle of The Cranbrook Bugle Band, at the Brothers Insurance Classic Clar Show.

11 A.M. Realtor Jeannie Argatoff hosts an open house on Mt. Fisher Drive.

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11:45 A.M. Tristen Olsen (foreground) and James Perich at work at Favorit Cycle.

12:15 P.M. Both parents and kids can cool off at the Rotary Spray Park.

12:45 P.M. Melodie and Stephan out touring.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Emily Overholt of West Vancouver won the bronze medal Monday in the women’s 400-metre individual medley to highlight a strong start for Canada at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. Ella Eastin led the U.S. to a 1-2 finish with gold in a meet record four minutes 40.02 seconds. Rebecca Mann was second in 4:40.26 and Overholt won a battle for third spot on the last length in a personal best 4:42.03. It was also a Canadian age group record for Overholt, eclipsing the previous 15-17 standard of 4:42.71 set by senior national team member Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Ottawa earlier this year. Emu Higuchi of Japan, who gradually gained ground on Overholt after a slow start, was fourth in 4:42.82. Sydney Pickrem, a Canadian who resides in Oldsmar, Florida, was sixth. “I’m definitely surprised but excited by this medal,” said Overholt, who went five seconds faster than her preliminary time which had seeded her fifth for the final. “I could see the Japanese girl beside me and I think my training just kicked in at the end to help me get third.” Overholt also clocked a personal best time to lead off Canada’s 4X200-metre freestyle relay which placed fourth in 8:06.88 just over a second from third-place Russia. Also on the relay were Pickrem, Lili Margitai of Edmonton and Kennedy Goss of Toronto. Canadian Press

Tebow still a Patriot as team cuts down the roster FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tim Tebow survived the New England Patriots’ cut to 77 players on Monday. The Patriots must make two more moves before Tuesday’s league deadline to get to 75. The final roster cut comes after the fourth exhibition game later this week. Nine-year NFL linebacker Niko Koutovides was among those released. Koutovides, who played the last two years in New England, saw action in the final 14 regular-season and both post-season games last year. He made eight special teams tackles and one on defence in the regular season, then made one stop in the playoffs. Also released were wide receiver Kamar Aiken, rookie cornerback Brandon Jones, cornerback LeQuan Lewis and rookie long snapper Mike Zupancic. Rookie defensive lineman Cory Grissom and tackle Markus Zusevics were placed on injured reserve and defensive lineman Armond Armstead and wide receiver Mark Harrison were placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. Associated Press

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Ice prepare for training camp TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Coming in from all parts of Western Canada, players and prospects of the Kootenay Ice are back in Cranbrook for training camp, which will run through the week, culminating with the annual BlackWhite charity game on Sunday at noon.

USA hockey team expects to be a favourite in Sochi ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. hockey team has flipped the script since the last Winter Olympics. The Americans expect to be a favourite to win gold in six months at the Sochi Games after saying they were underdogs in 2010, when they won silver and were a goal away from knocking off the host Canadians. USA Hockey invited 48 of its top prospects - including 16 players from its team in 2010 - for off-ice workouts and meetings at the Washington Capitals’ training facility. Twenty-five players will get picked to play based on their body of work and how well they play early in the NHL season. The final roster is expected to be announced on Jan. 1 after Detroit and Toronto play in the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. Associated Press

The club is expecting a total of 60 skaters at the camp, which will feature their 1998-born prospects along with the veterans born between 1997-93. “Training camp is an exciting start to the season,” said Garnet Kazuik, the director of scouting for the Ice. “The camp provides the opportunity for our

coaches and scouting staff to see and evaluate our recently drafted players, while monitoring the progress of our veteran and list players. “With a small number of athletes attending camp, we expect the competition level to be very high.” Camp kicks off at Western Financial Place on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. with the veterans practice, as 18 returnees from last season will hit the ice for a skate. Prospects will play two games, with a goaltending session in between. All sessions are open to the public. After Wednesday, everyone will be divided up into three squads— Team Blue, Team Black and Team White—with individual team practices and games over the following three days. Running for the last 15 years, Sunday’s United Way Intrasquad game will feature the players pushing for a spot on the roster, along with the top draft picks. “We are continuing

Kootenay Ice training camp schedule Wednesday, Aug. 28 Veterans Practice Prospects Game Goaltenders Session Prospects Game

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with the tradition of partnering with charitable organizations within our community,” said Ice general manager Jeff Chynoweth. “Over the past 14 years, almost $30,000 has been raised for the Cranbrook United Way through this event.”

Admission is a $5 donation. A notable absence from training camp will be Rinat Valiev, Kootenay’s first-round selection in the CHL Import Draft in June. Valiev, an 18-yearold Russian defenceman who played in the

USHL in the U.S. last year, is having trouble getting a visa due to the Canadian foreign service workers strike. Chynoweth says Valiev has his IIHF transfer approved and will arrive in Cranbrook once he receives his Canadian visa.


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CUPE launches ad campaign to pressure province Kim Nursall Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — The union representing school support workers is launching an ad campaign today to try to put pressure on the provincial government at the bargaining table. The Canadian Union of Public Employees says the radio and TV ad blitz is intended to generate sympathy for the workers following a break down of contract talks this month. CUPE spokesman Mark Hancock says the union has made every effort to be fair and reasonable with the province, but he warns without a settlement a strike is a definite possibility. CUPE represents about 27,000 education assistants, clerks, trades workers, bus drivers and other staff who have been without a contract for more than a year. The union says most of the workers it represents have given the union a strike mandate. The union says the primary issue is wages — it says the workers have not seen a pay raise in more than four years. Talks with the province stalled earlier this month, which CUPE blames on what it calls the government’s lack of preparation. “Our members will take full-scale job action if the government doesn’t show a com-

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mitment to bargaining,’’ Colin Pawson, Chair of the BC K-12 Presidents’ Council, said in a news release CUPE issued on Sunday. “They’re frustrated that we’ve had three false starts to negotiating, and the clock is ticking,’’ he said. The workers’ collective agreements are being negotiated under the provincial government’s so-called co-operative gains mandate. The bargaining policy, which applies throughout the public service, dictates that wage increases are possible only if corresponding savings can be found elsewhere, such as through increases in productivity. The union wants wage increases of two per cent a year and Pawson says the union has identified several ways the government could save money to fund such increases. “What we’ve asked for is what every other CUPE member in the education sector has received,’’ Pawson said after talks broke off a couple weeks ago. “I don’t believe it to be unreasonable.’’ Peter Cameron, who the province appointed earlier this year to lead negotiations with teachers and other workers in the school system, issued a statement after negotiations stalled, saying he’s optimistic both sides can agree on a deal to avoid a strike or lockout.

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Lower local speed limits, scooter licensing proposed UBCM poised to debate tricky transportation questions

Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C. cities will next month debate proposals to cut the default speed limit on municipal streets to 40 kilometres per hour and to force licensing and regulation on users of motorized wheelchairs and scooters. The two proposals are among transportation-related resolutions that will be on the floor at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver in late September. The City of Victoria is behind the proposed cut in default speed limits from the current 50 km/h – if the lower 40 km/h default limit is adopted by the province, municipalities could still selectively designate specific roads for higher speeds. The resolution asks for provincial aid installing new signage, including signs for roads where the speed limit would be different from the default 40 km/h. The current default is dangerously high on some residential streets, argues Victoria Coun. Shellie Gudgeon. “Even laneways can be 50 km/h if it’s not signed,” Gudgeon told Black Press. “It’s far too fast for neighbourhoods and families.” Ian Tootill of the motorist advocacy group SENSE BC predicts drivers wouldn’t obey a 40 km/h limit and said there’s little evidence of low-speed fatalities or injuries that could be prevented with an even lower limit. “The people who are driving this agenda are the people who underneath it all are anti-car,” Tootill said. “A lot of these people don’t even drive.” He said another example of bureaucratic overkill is the “laughable “ proposal to regulate motorized wheelchairs and small mobility scooters. Sidney council argues seniors drive them too fast on sidewalks without any regulation. Their resolution to UBCM

Peace Arch News

Scooter regulations will be up for debate at next month’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention urges the province to regulate the use of motorized mobility aids, including wheelchair and scooters, and require training, testing and licensing of operators. There’s currently no registration, insurance or licence required to operate them in B.C. The province has indicated to UBCM it intends to develop a coordinated plan for safe operation of motorized scooters, including possible amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act. The provincial coroner in 2008 issued recommendations supporting scooter regulation after several scooter-riding seniors died in crashes with vehicles. The B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities opposes the idea. “These are mobility devices that people need to get out into the community,” said executive director Jane Dyson. “Such a regulation would impede their independence.” Surrey-White Rock MLA

Gordon Hogg he doesn’t sense it’s a major problem but added “some authority” is probably needed, preferably through provincial law that lets individual cities regulate the machines if they deem it necessary. “People are generally pretty well-behaved,” he said. “Public policy generally should not be developed for exceptions,” he said. White Rock deputy mayor Grant Meyer questioned the impact enforcing scooter regulations would have on the city’s already busy bylaw staff. But White Rock Coun. Larry Robinson said he’s all for it. “There has to be some type of regulation, including you to be approved or prescribed to use them,” he said. Robinson said he has seen people operating electric wheelchairs holding up traffic. And he said he knows people who don’t have a medical need for the machines but just like to use them to get around. “I don’t think you should be

able to walk into a store and walk out with an electric scooter and just drive it wherever you want. There has to be some qualification for the use.” Another potentially controversial resolution coming before UBCM is a call for the province to allow the use of photo radar to ticket speeders in school and playground zones. The proposal from Penticton council argues that police-staffed speed traps and volunteer-run speed reader boards are labour-intensive and have had limited success in reducing speeding. Revenue from fines would be shared on a negotiated basis with local municipalities, Penticton suggests. The UBCM executive hasn’t taken a position on the idea but the province has always firmly said it has no intention of reintroducing photo radar, which was eliminated in 2001. With files from the Peace Arch News and Victoria News

Former Liberal Senator resigns his seat after expense scandal C anadian Press

OTTAWA — Mac Harb, a veteran Liberal politician embroiled for months in a battle over his Senate expenses, has resigned from the upper chamber. Harb earlier left the Liberal party to sit as an independent, and now has also dropped a lawsuit he filed in the fight, saying he’ll repay all his questioned living and expense claims. “I have been contemplating retirement for some time as I person-

ally never considered the Senate to be a lifetime position,’’ Harb said in a statement Monday. “These past few months have been extremely difficult for me and my family and caused me to evaluate what more I could contribute in the circumstances.” Harb says he sent the Senate a cheque for $189,166.17, bringing his total reimbursement to $231,649.07. The 59-year-old politician leaves the Senate with just over 15 years

left in a term that would have taken him to age 75, the mandatory retirement age. He was appointed to the upper chamber by Jean Chretien in 2003 after 15 years as an MP. Harb continues to defend himself in the expense battle, with his lawyer saying a key Deloitte audit did not find Harb had violated any rules, but rather found the rules themselves weren’t clear. “The Senate committee treated me very unfairly, and I wanted to

make the point that every Canadian, even senators, should be entitled to due process,’’ said Harb. Harb said he welcomes the news that the auditor general of Canada will be examining every single senator’s expenses, rather than just sample. “I have no doubt that the auditor general’s final report will vindicate me and it will show many senators had the same understanding of the rules as I had and made similar expenses claims.’’

Former Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy paid back his questionable expenses with the help of a cheque from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright. Colleague Pamela Wallin has promised to repay her improper travel claims. That leaves only fellow former Tory Patrick Brazeau on the hook for living expenses. Brazeau has also said he was treated unfairly under rules that were not made clear.


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