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The power of Indigo Renowned folk rock duo playing Cranbrook Sept. 27 BARRY COULTER

For a group that has been constantly touring for 25 years, the Indigo Girls are excited to be travelling across Canada — and doing it the way they started out touring: driving in a van from small venue to small venue. The renowned American folk rock duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are hitting the stage of the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Friday, Sept. 27. Emily Saliers spoke to the Daily Townsman last week, in advance of the ‘Two North’ tour which kicks off in Vancouver. She spoke about the upcoming Canadian experience, the evolution of music over a 25-plus-year career, and the Indigo Girl’s political activism.

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When elephants roamed the hills

87 years ago this month, three elephants escaped from a circus in Cranbrook. In part 2 of a 4-part series, we learn how the first elephant, Tillie, was recaptured SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff


Saturday was a celebration of the joy that animal companions bring to our lives, and a day to recognize the needs of our four-footed friends at the SPCA. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause drew a large crowd of supporters to the East Kootenay SPCA to help the animals in our region. See Wednesday’s Daily Townsman for a special photo feature.


Cranbrook had its 15 minutes of fame back in 1926, when three elephants ran away from the Sells-Floto Circus on August 6 while it was stationed at the Cranbrook railyard. The stampede captivated people all over North America, and it wasn’t over yet. One week later, the three elephants are still at large. Tillie has been seen near Perry Creek; Charlie Ed and Myrtle are hanging out off Hidden Valley Road, visiting Pyatts Lake to drink. The circus is losing money; they have to pack up and leave. Circus manager Jack Terrell puts Cranbrook’s train master A.J. Ironside in charge of the hunt and leaves two elephant handlers, J. Dooley and Cheerful Gardiner.


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Off Leash

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Journal entry, July 12th 2013. For the most part, I have little use for Shakespeare, just as it seems he had little use for us canines. In his plays, all the villains are either called dogs, curs, mongrels, or hellhounds. In fact, there is no historical evidence that he ever even owned a dog, but if he did, I’ll bet his name was Spot and Billy was forever banishing him from the house. That is why the line “Out, damned Spot” has always rung with such conviction for me. Lately, another of Shakespeare’s lines has been haunting me. In act 4, scene 1, of Macbeth – you know, the one with the three witches brewing up in the cauldron – the third witch is suddenly overcome with a feeling that there is trouble approaching and cackles, “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Now, I may not share those particular opposable appendages with the old hag, but I do know the feeling of impending doom of which the witch speaks and it’s making me edgy. July 20th 2013. Not to be paranoid about it, but this living in the country is not always the bucolic bliss it is made out to be. It seems that nearly every time I step out my back door I am confronted with the violence and aggression that is woven into the very fabric of the natural world. Last week I was walking in the tall grass looking for a private place to “do my business” as my human dude calls it, when out of no where comes momma deer, all flailing hooves and flaring nostrils. Heck, if she wants her fawn to be safe, don’t leave it in my bathroom! July 22nd 2013. So, this morning I’m in the llama pasture when I smell freshly turned dirt. To my right I see a very large gopher hole that wasn’t there yesterday and I go to investigate. I am just about to stick my muzzle into this super-sized burrow when suddenly the ground starts to vibrate with the sound of growling. A badger then erupts from the hole; her heart filled with rage and her mouth filled with teeth. I haven’t been that scared since the cougars came into the pasture last fall, killing and then partially consuming Kootenay the llama. This survival-of-thefittest thing is getting a little out of hand if you ask me. August 1st 2013. The llama pasture is turning into a regular war zone. This morning I watched a young red tailed hawk swoop down on a gopher and have him for breakfast, and by that I don’t mean he was asked to join the hawk for cheerios. Heck even cat Morley is getting in on the act. Despite the fact that he is only allowed outside for short periods of time and never with out a chaperone, (for fear that the red tails will mistake him for a gopher) Morley is still able to catch and consume a mouse or two on his little forays. August 13th 2013. I was on my way to the pond for my morning dip today when the smell of death came to me on the breeze. I could hear my human calling for Morley, which was not a good sign. I went to investigate the odour and came face to face with a large coyote. She was standing over something in the grass. It wasn’t Morley. It was the twisted form of a lifeless fawn. My man came upon the scene and the coyote reluctantly retreated. Shortly thereafter, we departed as well, leaving the spotted babe were it lay, so that a mother coyote might come back and feed her pups. I’m thinking Shakespeare got it wrong. That thing that’s coming, it’s not something wicked, it’s something wild. And as objectionable as it might be to those of us who have tasted domestication, that wild world is unfolding just as it should, whether we like it or not. August 20th 2013. Morley has been gone for over a week now… Photos and word processing by Dan Mills

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An unrestrained dogumentary.

Did you hear that Taylor? Boulder glances over his shoulder to see what is coming up from behind.

A Wild One: It is too easy for the domesticated to misunderstand a mother coyotes need to kill.

All teeth and rage: A mother badger stands her ground to protect her den.

Live by the sword… Even though his time out of doors was restricted, Morley turned into a prolific hunter. Unfortunately, the hunter may have become the hunted.

An immature red tailed hawk waiting for breakfast to emerge from its hiding place.

Who you callin’ a weasel? Badgers are the second largest member of the weasel family, with only wolverines being bigger and crankier.

What Walt Disney didn’t tell us; Nature’s harsh truth is that death is inextricably linked to life.

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Have no fear of the frost monster One world garden workshops this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 14, in Cranbrook and Kimberley


The fourth workshop in the One World Garden Series, No Fear of Frost, is coming up Saturday, September 14, 10-noon in Kimberley and 3-5pm in Cranbrook. With the abundance of harvest season upon us, this is an exciting time to get your hands dirty in the garden! In No Fear of Frost we’ll be learning about simple ways to extend the harvest, including a demonstration of building cold frames, the wonders of protective fabrics, and local experiments with hydro-thermal energy. There’s no reason your tomatoes can’t ripen on the vine this year. The goal of this workshop series is to increase the local capacity for growing food by offering a place where immigrants or people new to gardening can learn more

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Pictured is a gardening workshop held in July, 2013, at the Public Produce Garden at MacKinnon Park in Cranbrook. about growing food locally while gaining hands-on experience and exchanging skills with local members of the community. “These workshops

have been so much fun, with local garden mentors coming to share their knowledge I’ve seen a lot of people gain new gardening confidence this summer”,

says Jessica Windle, Wildsight Kimberley/ Cranbrook Food Sustainability Coordinator. Following the workshop in Cranbrook will be the Public Produce

Garden’s second annual Potato Pickin’ Party, complete with a potato boil – come down, taste some taters, and take some home, too! The Kimberley

workshop will be held from 10-noon at Rita’s Memorial Garden at 455 Bryant Blvd. and in Cranbrook from 3-5pm at the Public Produce Garden in Eric McKin-

non Park. The Potato Pickin’ Party is 5-7pm, bring the family down for some fun in the garden! Consider inviting your friends or neighbors who are new to town to come and share in the harvest too! As part of the Welcoming Communities project, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Cranbrook Food Action Committee and Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook have teamed up to provide these gardening workshops for free. This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The workshops are free but require registration. To register, in Cranbrook: or call (250)427-7981, in Kimberley: or call (250)427-2535 ext 223.

And the winner is … The 2013 ‘One Book One Kootenay’ selection is no longer a mystery (but it is) Townsman Staff

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All the latest in bridal fashion was on display at the Kimberley Conference Centre in Kimberley this past weekend at the Bridal Fair.

The votes are counted and the winner has been announced for this year’s One Book One Kootenay selection. As each public library polling station reported, the results changed in this hard fought, three-way race. The fifth annual One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) was not selected until the last library was heard from. It was almost as suspenseful as this year’s selection, “Confined Space” by Deryn Collier (Simon & Schuster, 2012). “OBOK is a wonderful way to support local writers and the exposure throughout the region for Confined Space has been fantastic,” Collier said when she heard her book was voted as the one people in the region should read. “I really hope the program continues.” OBOK is a regional book club, supported by the Kootenay Library Federation, the 19 member libraries in the Kootenay/Boundary and the Columbia Basin Trust. It has created an awareness of the depth and diversity of our literary culture. People are not only reading books by Kootenay authors; they are enjoying them and telling their friends about them. Confined Space is a perfect example of a locally written mystery with universal appeal. The characters feel real, the plot is believable and you don’t have to live in the Kootenays to picture Kootenay Landing.

Deryn Collier is the author of this year’s OBOK title, “Confined Space”

Once you have read it you will want to hear what Collier has to say about her book. What inspired her? Where did she learn the technical details? How did a first time author, from Nelson, get a publisher to take her on? These, and many other questions, will be answered at events hosted by libraries, across the region, in October. In Cranbrook, Deryn Collier will be at the Cranbrook Public Library on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. To find out where and when else Deryn will present, visit the OBOK website at those of you who haven’t read it, Confined Space can be found at your public library.

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“The circus men are anxious for the safety of the elephants, fearing the effect chill nights will have on their health. Elephants, the circus men have stated, though thick skinned, are susceptible in the extreme to any sudden drop in temperature,” writes the Courier on Aug. 12, 1926. The Herald of the same day says “many of the citizens of Cranbrook and district” are engaged in the hunt. “The experience of some of the amateur hunters is enough to dissuade the minds of any who believe that the elephant, particularly those of the circus variety, is a docile animal.” On Sunday, August 15, nine days after she escaped, Tillie is captured near Perry Creek. She was found by Ktunaxa trackers: Terry Timothy, Seymour Williams, Michael Michel, Chris Joseph, Abe Sebastian and Gus Williams. The circus’s elephant handlers slowly reeled Tillie in using loaves of bread. It took a day and a half to get her to walk

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12 miles. Once back at the CP stockyards, Tillie’s sore feet are wrapped in gunny sacks, and boys from the town visit her with gifts of apples. The circus manager took the opportunity to claim that reports the elephants had been mistreated prior to their flight were false. “The Calgary Herald stated that the animals had been drugged prior to their leaving Edmonton, said drugging being attributed to spite work on the part of circus employees. Neither story bears the slightest semblance to fact. Nor is it true that the keepers of the elephants are cruel in the extreme in their handling of the animals. As a matter of fact they dare not be. Elephants as is well known respond to kindness rather than cruelty and are quick to resent ill treatment. The memory of an elephant is proverbially long,” wrote the Courier on August 19, 1926. Read tomorrow’s Townsman to find out what became of Myrtle and Charlie Ed.

Sept. 9 was Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention and Support Day in B.C., an opportunity to raise awareness around the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and to support healthy women, their infants and their families. Health Canada estimates nine in every 1,000 infants are born with FASD, making it the leading known preventable cause of brain damage and developmental disability in Canada. FASD is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical, mental, behavioural and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications. Every year on the ninth day of the ninth month, people in Brit-

ish Columbia and around the world mark the day by launching awareness campaigns and holding community events to increase understanding about the dangers of drinking while pregnant. The number nine was chosen to reflect the nine months of pregnancy. To mark FASD Prevention and Support Month, FASD awareness materials — counter decals, brochures and posters that feature a pregnant woman and her partner — are featured in all 195 BC Liquor Stores throughout the province .Through partnerships between the provincial government, health authorities, school districts and community organizations, FASD programs and supports are available throughout B.C. to help affected children and families.

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Indigo Girls feed off the audience’s energy Continued from page 1

“This is the first comprehensive tour of Canada and we’re very excited,” Saliers said. “Just touring in a van and playing from town to town. It’s like the way we started out in the States, small venues, in a van, stripped down, just the two of us, playing our instruments and singing our songs.” There is certainly a different vibe between the two countries, and Saliers can appreciate the difference. “What I like about the musical experience in Canada, first of all, is the way Canada supports its own music,” she said. “Canada is also very, very passionate about music. People are so passionate about their festivals, and just seem to absorb music. “I’m loving getting to know the different parts of the country, how the west is different that the east and the landscapes and all those things,” she added. “It’s a very rich and new experience, and it’s quite a big deal to have a country so close to our own that we can begin to discover anew.” Saliers and Ray first met in elementary school in Georgia. After several instances of performing together, they banded together for good as the Indigo Girls in 1985, and released their first full-length album — “Strange Fire”

— in 1987. Signed to Epic Records in 1988, their second LP “Indigo Girls” brought mainstream success. Since then, they have released 11 more albums, the latest being “Beauty Queen Sister” in 2011. Throughout their career, the Indigo Girls have built a reputation as high intensity performers, with powerful two-part harmony and musicianship and thought-provoking songwriting — a great live act to see. “We love playing live,” Saliers said. “This tour is just going to be me and Amy — that’s the way we started. It’s much more intimate than having a big band or playing a big venue. It’s going to be fun to bring out a bunch of old, middle and new songs along the discography. We totally feed off the energy of people in the room.” Both Saliers and Ray Do the Indigo Girls haver some new music to showcase? “I’m hoping, because we haven’t played a lot of these towns, that there’s going to be new music for some of the crowd, even though it’s already been recorded,” Saliers said. “But whatever new music we have we’ll likely play.” She said that there has been an evolution in the Indigo Girls’ songwriting processes. “The

The Indigo Girls: Emily Saliers (back) and Amy Ray will be performing in Cranbrook Sept. 27 at the Key City Theatre. one thing that has stayed the same is the reason why we write music. It comes from a very personal place, and also a lot of reflection on what’s going on in the world around us. “So as much as the music, the lyrics, are important to us, and part of who we are and what we do, I think as time went on we tried to pick up new instruments to texturally make it more interesting for ourselves as well as for people who are listening to the music. When you pick

up a new instrument it leads you to a new song. The songs that were written on those instruments would not have been written on guitar. “I also think that when we first started, when we first got signed, we were holding very closely to what we did. We didn’t feel as free and secure to experiment, because we wanted to make sure that a major label wasn’t take us far away from what we really were. So over the years we’ve relaxed, and now we’re much

more open to experimenting, trying different players, different

sounds. But some of the records are as organic or more organic and simplifed than even our earliest ones, and some of them are more produced. It just depends on how we want to treat the songs at the time we go into the studio.” Of course, the Indigo Girls’ progressive activism is part and parcel of their brand. Saliers said that both she and Ray were raised to realize that they were part of a community, and not just living for themselves. From the earliest stages of their career, they were playing in support of local community groups, to raise both funds and awareness. “And as years went on and we met tremendous activists, we became mentored by them, we learned how to become effective activists because we believed in the grassroots approach,” Saliers said. “I’d like to see people be citizens and active,

just because that’s how we make the world a better place, to put it simply. But I don’t think it’s everyone’s — or the artist’s — responsibility. “But we’ve seen the way that music can galvanize whole social movements, how music can ease people’s troubled spirits, quite literally save lives. I know the way music feels to me when I need it to energize me or just make me aware. Amy and I, we believe in the power of that, and we believe in a lot of different causes, and we just marry the music with the causes, and that’s just part of the fabric of who we are. “We can’t separate ourselves from the things we believe in, and expressing them through the music or through the concerts. The Indigo Girls play the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Jeremy Fisher is the opening act. Showtime 7 p.m.

Dean Brody wins Male Artist of the Year at CCMA Awards C anadian Press

EDMONTON — Singer-songwriter Dean Brody has won Male Artist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Edmonton. It’s the second win in a row for the 38-year-old who is originally from Jaffray, B.C. but now makes his home on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Brody said it still doesn’t seem real. “A couple of years ago I was still working at the Sherwood Park Wal-Mart,’’ he said in accepting the award Sunday night, Sept. 8. “This whole thing still feels like I’m on the peripheral. I have so much respect for the artists in this room.’’ Kira Isabella of Ottawa won for Female Artist of the Year. The husband and wife team The Stellas, from Whitby, Ont., won for Duo or Group of the Year. The night, however, belonged to Gord Bamford of Lacombe, Alta. His ballad “Leaning on a Lonesome Song’’ won for Single of the Year and CMT Video of the Year, while he also won for Album of the Year for “Is It Friday Yet?”

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Curing a community cash crunch


ocal politicians from across B.C. are in Vancouver Sept. 16 to 20 to take part in the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. There will be trivia reported as news, such as the cost of hotels. Suggestions to license mobility scooters or lower speed limits to 40 km/h, dreamed up in Vancouver Island retirement locales, will be rejected by delegates from the rest of the province. Serious discussion will revolve around a report by a UBCM executive committee to reshape the financial relationship between the province and local governments. If this proposal gets the support it deserves, Premier Christy Clark’s government will be asked to undo a couple of decades of political meddling in that relationship. One problem for local governments is that they depend on property tax, a stable source of revenue but one that has no relationship to the property owner’s ability to pay. It tends to load costs onto lower-income groups such as seniors and renters. Economic growth results mainly in increased corporate and personal income tax revenues as well as sales taxes, which aren’t shared with local governments. One key proposal is to return to a system of revenue sharing grants introduced by the Social Credit government in the

1980s. They were funded by one point each from personal and corporate income tax and six per cent of sales, fuel and resource tax revenues, thus increasing in years when provincial revenues were strong. The UBCM proposal is to put a share of provincial revenues into an infrastructure bank, to be distributed by BC VIEWS the organization on a more stable basis. Tom Saanich Mayor Frank Fletcher Leonard, one of the authors of the report, uses a basketball analogy to describe the current system of federal-provincial grants for road and bridge projects. It’s a “jump ball,” where communities have to apply to a fund when it’s offered and then see who gets it. Even if a community wins the jump ball, they may find themselves with costs inflated by a hot construction market and an arbitrary deadline to get the job done. Then there are new regulations imposed by senior governments. The most dramatic example these days is a 2020 federal deadline for Greater Victoria to construct land-based sewage treatment. Even with federal and provincial cost sharing, this project is going to land heavily on property tax bills, including those of pensioners and poor renters who will have it passed on to them. Leonard points to another arbitrary


system, provincial facilities that pay grants in lieu of property taxes. Saanich is home to the University of Victoria, a community of 25,000 people that needs water and sewer service, as well as police and fire protection. Saanich gets an annual grant in lieu of property taxes of $120,000 for UVic, enough to cover wages and benefits for one cop and maybe some gas money. Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond, co-chair of the UBCM committee, is concerned about new water and flood protection legislation the province is preparing to impose. His district and others like it have thousands of kilometres of riverfront, with relatively few property owners. Interior communities also want BC Hydro to pay something for power lines, as is now being done with some aboriginal territories. Local politicians will be expecting a sympathetic ear from the new version of the B.C. Liberal government. Former Quesnel councillor Coralee Oakes is the new community, sport and cultural development minister, with direct responsibility for local government issues. And one of the original members of this UBCM committee was former Langley  City  mayor Peter Fassbender, who is now minister of education. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Cops for Kids riders arrive Wednesday What’s Up? Submit ted

The Cops for Kids bike riders are raising funds as they ride though Southeast B.C. The team which left Kelowna on Friday, Sept. 6, has ridden down to Osoyoos, up over the Anarchist Summit to Grand Forks over the Blueberry Paulson summit and on to Castlegar, Nelson and Creston. They will be arriving in Cranbrook Wednesday afternoon, Sept 11. Cops for Kids are committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. We tirelessly work to raise funds to continue our ongoing support to the children in communities that we serve. Cops for Kids are devoted to helping little hearts — in our communities! In the last 10 years Cops for Kids has raised almost $2 million for children throughout



The Cops for Kids riders after they’ve completed the climb to Paulson Summit, between Grand Forks and Castlegar. Chief Superintendent Mike Sekala, Officer in charge of the Southeast District, was on hand to meet the team. the Southeast District. The team is made up of police officers, auxiliary officers, dispatchers and others connected to policing. The ride travels

close to 1000 km over 10 days each September stopping in a number of communities to raise funds and make presentations to families in

need. Wednesday evening the team will participate in the all male fashion at the Tamarack Mall at 7 p.m. This is event is

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he psychodrama in Washington grows ever more bizarre. John Kerry, the Secretary of State, hyperventilates about the disasters that will ensue if the United States does not bomb Syria — but President Barack Obama, having said last year that the use of chemical weapons was a “red line” that Syria must not cross, persistently sabotages Kerry’s case by giving voice to his own sober second thoughts. According to Kerry, the decision that now faces the US Congress is about “Hezbollah, and North Korea, and every other terrorist group that might ever again contemplate the use of weapons of mass destruction … They want to see whether the United States and our friends mean what we say. It matters deeply to the credibility and the future of the United States and our allies.” But Kerry’s boss is not sure. Having gone right to the brink of action, Obama suddenly handed the decision to attack over to Congress. As the Hamlet of the Potomac confessed: “I could not honestly claim that the threat posed by (Syria’s President Bashar) al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians posed an imminent direct threat to the United States.” Well, of course not. The use of poison gas in a Middle Eastern civil war does not mean that North Korea or anybody else is going to use it on Americans. And how do you deter terrorist groups from using poison gas (if they have any) by bombing Syria? They don’t even have any territory that could be bombed. Obama has devoted a lot of effort to curbing the threat of nuclear weapons, and rightly so. He is wrong to see poison gas as a comparable threat: it is horrible

and illegal, but it really isn’t a “weapon of mass destruction” in the same sense at all. On no occasion have chemical weapons killed as many people as an average night’s bombing of a German or Japanese city in 1944-45. Obama should never have staked his presidency on the success of a punitive attack on the Syrian regime. He cannot now repudiate that threat, but he seems intermittently Gwynne aware that it was a grave mistake. So from time to Dyer time he tries to derail the process that he himself has set into motion. The cost of getting this wrong is not just some local excitements in the Middle East, like Syria’s ally Hezbollah launching missiles at Israel in retaliation for US strikes on Syrian territory. It is the risk of a US-Russian military confrontation, and there is nothing at stake here that justifies that. Russian objections to Obama’s plan for unilateral military intervention in Syria are routinely dismissed in Washington. Moscow is just trying to protect its only major ally in the Arab world, goes the US argument. It is cynically denying the clear evidence that it was Assad’s regime, not rebel forces trying to trigger an American attack on Assad, that used chemical weapons in the Damascus suburbs last month. But in fact there is no clear proof of that, and simply asserting that it is true doesn’t make it so. Moreover, the Russians are genuinely alarmed that the US is planning once again to ignore international law in order to pursue its own goals, and they will respond if it goes ahead. As the weaker power, Russia takes the United Nations ban on aggressive war more seriously than the United States. “The use of force against a sovereign state

is only (permissible) if it is done for self-defence ... or under a decision made by the UN Security Council,” said President Vladimir Putin last week, and “those who act otherwise put themselves outside the law.” So when Putin says that “we have our plans” for what to do if the US attacks Syria, it would be wise to take him seriously. Those plans almost certainly involve supplying the Syrian regime with S-300 anti-aircraft systems that can shoot down the Tomahawk cruise missiles with which Washington plans to strike Syrian targets. Russia announced on 4 September that it has suspended the delivery of S-300 missiles that Syria had ordered several years ago, and that no complete systems were yet in the country. But Syrian crews have already been trained on the system in Russia, and the weapons could be up and running quite fast if Moscow changes its mind. “If we see that steps are taken that violate the existing international norms,” said Putin, “we shall think how we should act in the future, in particular regarding supplies of such sensitive weapons to certain regions of the world.” So if the Tomahawk missiles fly, the United States may find S-300 missiles taking them down. Then, in order to suppress Syria’s air defences, the US will have to commit manned aircraft to Syrian airspace, and some of them will get shot down by recently supplied Russian missiles — and we will be setting precedents far more dangerous and long-lasting than some local use of poison gas in a country torn by civil war. This game is not worth the candle. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Tavares named captain of the NY Islanders NEW YORK - Dynamic centre John Tavares is the new captain of the New York Islanders. Tavares, who turns 23 this month, is the 14th captain in team history. He succeeds defenceman Mark Streit, who left as a free agent to join the Philadelphia Flyers. Tavares has led the Islanders in scoring in each of his first four NHL seasons. He had 28 goals - third most in the league - and 47 points while playing in all 48 games last season. He was a finalist for the Hart Trophy, given to the NHL MVP. In his playoff debut, he had a team-high five points, including three goals, in New York’s sixgame loss to Pittsburgh. Tavares was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft. He has represented Canada at four of the last five world championships. Associated Press

Former CFL coach savors first win with Chicago Bears LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Trestman credited the players and staff for the Chicago Bears’ season-opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals, he couldn’t help but acknowledge his own personal satisfaction. After all, it was his first game as a head coach in the league. It came after a long run as an NFL and college assistant before spending the past five seasons in Canada, leading the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. And in his debut, the Bears took out a team many expect to contend in the AFC. Trestman says the day was about “the Bears and the city of Chicago and the fans” while acknowledging he had “a chance to rejoice.” Associated Press

With Sanchez injured, rookie QB Smith to start for Jets FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Rookie Geno Smith will get his second start for the New York Jets, as expected, when the team plays at New England on Thursday night. Coach Rex Ryan says Monday that Smith, coming off an 18-17 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, will play against the Patriots after he was mostly solid in his NFL debut. Ryan adds that Mark Sanchez, sidelined with a shoulder injury, will not play and the quarterback and the team are seeking a second medical opinion. According to published reports, Sanchez will meet with Dr. James Andrews at some point this week to get further evaluation. Associated Press

Brooklyn Nets to retire jersey of former player Jason Kidd

NEW YORK - The Brooklyn Nets will retire the No. 5 jersey of Jason Kidd, who led the franchise to its greatest NBA success as a player and is now its coach. The Nets said Monday the ceremony will take place Oct. 17 before their preseason game against the Miami Heat. Kidd led the New Jersey Nets to the 2002 and 2003 NBA Finals and is their career leader in numerous statistical categories. He ended his 19-year playing career after spending last season with the New York Knicks, and the Nets hired him as their coach in June. He will be the sixth Nets player to have his number retired, following Julius Erving, Drazen Petrovic, John Williamson, Bill Melchionni and Buck Williams. Associated Press


Cyclists approach the finish line at the Gran Fondo out at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino on Sunday afternoon.

Riders enjoy festive atmosphere at Gran Fondo Organizers receive glowing reviews from riders for inaugural cycling event

TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

Despite a turn in the weather, organizers for the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo received nothing but praise for the first inaugural event, which featured 271 cyclists on three different distance courses.

“They [cyclists] really appreciated just the ride concept as opposed to a race. What it created was a real friendly, festive atmosphere.” Glenn Dobie Glenn Dobie, representing the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club, said the event ‘exceeded’ expectations. “I think the biggest thing was just the atmosphere of the volunteers and the cyclists,” said Dobie. “There was a real positive energy, positive vibe, tremendous compliments from the cyclists from out of town, about the volunteers. “They raved about

the beauty, despite the weather.” A month before the event, Dobie estimated that registration would reach 200 riders, and was pleasantly surprised to see the final reach 271, the furthest of which came from Ottawa. “There was a real surge in registration, particularly in the last week,” said Dobie. “A little bit unexpected. We were able to do a little bit of scrambling to accommodate them.” Cyclists competed individually, or as a team, one of which featured a group from Jaffray, Dobie said. “They’d definitely be the team spirit award, they all had matching jerseys, there was about 12 or 13 of them,” he said. “They’d grown up together, got into the sport of cycling and decided to join as a group.” The three courses were featured at distances of 50 km, 100, km and 150 km, with the majority of the race participants in the longest one. Cyclists were treated to a post-race meal afterwards, and musical

entertainment was provided by the Good ‘Ol Goats and The Testers. Dallas Cain was the fastest cyclist, completing the Gran Fondo with a time of 3:55. However, Dobie said the organizers really wanted to market the event as a ride. “They [cyclists] really appreciated just the ride concept as opposed to a race,” Dobie said. “What it created was a real friendly, festive atmosphere.” Routes were littered with aid stations so riders could rehydrate and refuel their bodies, while the roving mechanics—Mike Ste-

phens, Russ Peebles and Scott Alleyn—patrolled the courses on motorbikes to help out with any equipment issues. The three courses were designed to showcase the local region, said Dobie. The 150 km distance started at the St. Eugene, and headed out to the Kootenay Trout Hatchery, with a turnaround at the Hwy 3/93. Riders headed back to Fort Steele and headed up to the Hwy 95A turnoff past Was and looped through Kimberley, taking the North Star Rails to Trails back to the St. Eugene Mission.

As with any first-time event, there are always a few minor things to change, but Dobie is already anticipating what next year will bring. “We’re actually quite energized and looking forward to next year, because we can see it doubling quite easily,” he said. Proceeds raised from the ride will go to maintaining and enhancing the North Star Rails to Trails system, as well as to other local community service projects. There will be a volunteer appreciation night at the Days Inn on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.

Pierce isn’t saying goodbye to Winnipeg C ANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG - Buck Pierce says he’s being given another chance to play the game he loves with the B.C. Lions, but it still hurts to leave the Blue Bombers and his adopted home of Winnipeg. Pierce, who spent 3 1/2 seasons with the Bombers, was traded to the Lions on Sunday for

Canadian receiver Akeem Foster. “I was sad at first, because I know what this place and this community means to me, and all the friendships on and off the field, outside these walls as well,” Pierce said Monday in a gracious farewell. “That’s the first emotion.” Despite the trade,

Pierce said he won’t really be leaving Winnipeg, where his fiancee lives and where he has business interests. “It’s a place that I want to be. I will be here in the off-season,” he said. “I will call it home and hopefully, some day in the future, I can be back in some aspect of the (Bombers) organization.”

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Nadal beats Djokovic at US Open for 13th Grand Slam title Howard Fendrich Associated Press

NEW YORK - Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee. Hard to believe this is the guy sent packing in the first round of Wimbledon in June, losing against someone ranked 135th. Looking fit as can be and maybe even better than ever, the No. 2-ranked Nadal pulled away from No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday in a taut, tense U.S. Open final for his 13th Grand Slam title. “Very, very emotional, no?” Nadal said during the on-court trophy presentation. “Probably only my team knows how much (this) means for me.” They started in sunlight and finished at night, a 3-hour, 21-minute miniseries of cliffhangers and plot twists and a pair of protagonists who inspired standing ovations in

the middle of games. There was no quit in either of them, during points that lasted 15, 25, even more than 50 strokes. “Probably nobody brings my game to the limit like Novak,” said Nadal, who collected $3.6 million in prize money, including a $1 million bonus for results during the North American hard-court circuit. This was their 37th match against each other, the most between any two men in the Open era, and Nadal has won 22. It also was their third head-to-head U.S. Open final in the last four years. Nadal beat Djokovic for the 2010 title, and Djokovic won their rematch in 2011. They know each other’s games so well, and play such similar hustle-to-ever y-ball styles, but in the end, it was Nadal who was superior. “He was too good. He definitely deserved to win this match today

and this trophy,” Djokovic said. “Obviously disappointing to lose a match like this.” Nadal improved to 22-0 on hard courts and 60-3 overall in 2013 with nine titles, including at the French Open, which made him the first man with at least one Grand Slam trophy in nine consecutive seasons. The 27-year-old Spaniard’s total of 13 major cham-

“He was too good. He definitely deserved to win this match today and this trophy. Obviously disappointing to lose a match like this.” Novak Djokovic pionships ranks third in the history of men’s

tennis, behind only Roger Federer’s 17 and Pete Sampras’ 14. Nadal no longer wears the strips of white tape he once did to bolster his left knee, and the way he covered the court against Djokovic - switching from defence to offence in a blink proved that while he says he still feels pain in that leg, he definitely does not have prob-

lems moving around. These are the same two who played the longest Grand Slam final in history, a nearly six-hour struggle that left both needing to sit in chairs during the ceremony after Djokovic’s victory at the 2012 Australian Open. This time, when it ended with a forehand into the net by Djokovic, Nadal dropped to

his back on the court, saluted by an Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd that included the Queen of Spain. Nadal was relentless from shot to shot, yes, and from point to point, too, but what might have been most impressive was the way he stayed steady when Djokovic recovered from a rough start and began asserting himself.

Flames goaltender Mikka Kiprusoff officially retires C anadian Press

CALGARY - After a summer of reflection, Miikka Kiprusoff decided to stick with his original plan. The Calgary Flames goaltender announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, a move that was expected by both the team and many of its fans. The 36-year-old spent the last nine seasons with the Flames, including the club’s memorable run to the

2004 Stanley Cup final. Kiprusoff said he made the decision at the end of last season, but took the summer to be “100 per cent sure.” “It’s an important decision for me personally, my family, the Flames organization and fans,” Kiprusoff said in a release. “I’ve been very lucky to have spent 10 years of my career in Calgary. There is no better place to live and play.” A native of Turku, Finland, Kiprusoff holds

team records for wins (305), games played (576) and shutouts (41). With the Flames well out of the playoff picture, the team discussed dealing the veteran netminder at last season’s trade deadline. Although he didn’t have a no-trade clause, Kiprosoff indicated that he would not report to another team if dealt. The Toronto Maple Leafs pushed hardest to acquire his services but were unable to convince

Kiprusoff to leave southern Alberta. Calgary general manager Jay Feaster said Kiprusoff was adamant that he wanted to end his career with the Flames. “Miikka has been up front with us since the trade deadline that he wanted to finish his outstanding playing career as a Flames player, and that the 2013 season was going to be his last,” Feaster said. “We, as an organization, made it clear to Kipper that we

did not want him to make a rash or hasty decision. “We wanted to give him time to get refreshed during the summer and spend some additional time to make his decision.” Kiprusoff spent parts of three seasons with the San Jose Sharks before being dealt to Calgary for a second-round draft pick in November 2003. The deal would help shape the franchise for the next 10 years.


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Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

DRIVER REQUIRED to deliver newspapers from Canmore, AB to Wasa, BC, 7 days a week. 12am to 5am, paid bi-weekly, $4500. Must have small SUV or van. If interested, call Bruce @ 587-227-9123

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Honour your loved one with a lasting legacy Reasons people choose to give through the CDCF We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.

The family would like to say thank you for the many cards, flowers, food and telephone calls we received after the passing of Henry Arnold. Thank you to City Glass & Windshield Shop and Dwayne Penner for their support. We also would like to thank the doctors, nursing and caregiving staff at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital as well as The Pines Home in Kimberley. Sincerely Phyllis Arnold, Brenda, Karl and Robin

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SURESPAN STRUCTURES requires Welder/Fabricator. Requirements: Welder Level â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? or 1st year fabrication minimum. Forklift and crane operators experience. Knowledge of how to interpret engineering drawings. CWB ticket an asset. Understand & apply basic mathematical skills. Preemployment drug screen may be required. Mail resume to 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6P2, fax: 250-7468011 or email:

CANFOR HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Canal Flats, British Columbia General As a member of the Canal Flats Maintenance Team, the successful applicant will be an energetic team player that will apply their skills by performing various maintenance requirements to maximize uptime, quality & production. Expect competitive compensation and benefits, together with a safe, high-quality work environment and a great team of friendly, family orientated and committed individuals. Shift work will be required. A relocation allowance may be available. Major Duties: Maintaining and repairing all aspects of mobile equipment The ability to operate mobile equipment for test purposes Qualifications: The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise: Certified Journeyperson with the ability to work in a safe and efficient manner Knowledge of Cat equipment would be an asset Experience with hydraulics and welding Superior troubleshooting skills Previous experience in a solid woods production plant would be an asset Ability to work both independently and in a team environment WHMIS and First Aid Training would be an asset A strong commitment to working safely with excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to the following: John Buda Human Resource Manager Canal Flats Division Fax: (250) 349-5250 Email:

CANFOR CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN Location: Canal Flats, British Columbia General: Responsible for the safe maintenance, repair, installation and modification of all sawmill-related electrical equipment, you will apply your skills to maximize uptime, quality and production. You have a commitment to safety, electrical experience in an industrial setting, as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. Shift work will be required. Major Duties: Meet with internal customers to assess electrical needs, determine business requirements, and document them. Create technical specifications for delivering business solutions. Design and develop electrical applications to meet business requirements, using department specified programming tools, processes, and methodologies. Develop test plans, complete unit and system level tests, and document results. Participate in and guide user testing. Support, enhance, and maintain existing business applications to assure their availability, reliability, performance, and fit to evolving requirements. Effectively resolve production problems in a timely manner. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: The successful candidate will bring the following experience and expertise: The ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. MCC experience would be considered a strong asset. Electrician certification A strong background in PLCs Knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process would be an asset Good interpersonal skills Interested applicants should submit their resumes to the following: John Buda Human Resource Manager Fax: 250-349-5250

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Feed & Hay FIRST & SECOND cut Alfalfa brome. Small square bales. No rain. $150./ton 250-427-3762

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Fruit & Vegetables GARLIC & DILL. 250-422-9336

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~Residential~ For a brighter outlook, call Jim Detta

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For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent



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

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CEDAR PARK Apartments: 2 Bdrm. Elevator, on-site laundry, central location, live-in owner/manager. Heat & hot water included. No Parties, N/S. $750-$800/mo. (250)489-0134. LIONS MANOR, Kimberley. Seniors living, 55+. Two, 1bdrm apartments: $350./mo plus utilities & DD. N/S, No pets, no parties. Available Oct.1/13 (250)427-2970

Modular Homes 2BDRM TRAILER, available immediately. $800./mo. plus utilities. Call 250-426-7343

Homes for Rent 2BDRM HOUSE for rent, in Kimberley. Recently renovated. $800./mo. plus utilities. Please call: 250-428-6788 or 250-428-7351

KIMBERLEY, 3BDRM. Great view, close to amenities. Available immediately. $800. plus utilities and DD. N/S, N/P. References required. 250-427-3059

Shared Accommodation

Newer 4 bedroom, 4 bath executive home close to Community Forest in Park Royal. Double garage, fenced yard, RV parking, A/C, fireplace, shed. Walk-out basement with lots of windows has room for in-laws in self-contained basement suite with separate entrance, bath & kitchen. Priced to Sell

LIVING ALONE in your home? Willing to share home space with a helpmate/companion? Mature female hair stylist seeking long term, cost effective residency in Cranbrook. Need private, unfurnished bedroom and sitting room, car parking and some storage. Share kitchen/bath/laundry. For meeting and references, call 250-365-1153

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1984 CHRYSLER 5th Ave. White with blue plush interior. Very clean. 8 cylinder. Needs battery. Offers. 598 Beale Ave, Kimberley 250-427-5058

FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes, we ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at or 877-976-3737

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1100 SQ. FT. condo in Kimberley available immediately. Steps to ski hill and Trickle Creek Golf Course. 2bdrm, 2 bath. Granite, stainless steel appliances, slate flooring, hot tub, fireplace. Main floor unit with green space off deck. No smokers. $1000./mo. Call 780-718-9083 or 780-218-7617.

A 90-day countdown began Monday for a petition drive to force the effective legalization of simple possession of marijuana in B.C. Volunteers for Sensible B.C., led by long-time drug legalization advocate Dana Larsen, have until Dec. 5 to collect more than 400,000 signatures. Using the same law that forced repeal of the harmonized sales tax, the petition to trigger a province-wide referendum needs support from 10 per cent of registered voters in each of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts. Larsen has proposed that B.C. go around the federal prohibition with a “Sensible Policing Act” that would disallow the use of B.C. police resources to prosecute simple possession of small amounts of pot by adults. Marijuana possession cases still account for 60 per cent of drug violation reports to police in B.C., according to Statistics Canada figures from 2012. But the number of cases declined 10 per cent from 2011. There were 25,432 police-reported incidents of all types of drug offences in B.C. last year, a 7.4 per cent decline from 2011. Marijuana trafficking cases declined more than 20 per cent to 1,006 incidents, and importation and exportation of marijuana declined by 40 per cent. Marijuana growing cases declined Black Press files 4.6 per cent, following a 28.6 per cent Dana Larsen is hoping to stop prosecution of people for simple marijuana possession. drop in 2011.


TOYOTA COROLLA 257,000km One family owner, automatic, needs transmission work. Make an offer.


Other Areas LUXURY ARIZONA golf course properties from $97,900. Investment or vacation home. Short and long term rental programs available. Immediate positive cash. Financing available! 604-620-3728.

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Pot legalization drive begins

Trucks & Vans For Sale 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4

Fully loaded 3/4, only 135,500 km’s, 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

Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday Sept 11 6:00 - 7:30pm #9, 1840 Kelowna Crescent $269,000 Brand new 3 storey townhome. Great location, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, granite counters, single garage, walk-out basement. 2216430 Adam Stenersen


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Union leaders meet with Premier Christy Clark in Vancouver Monday.

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B.C. unions pledge partnership on LNG To m F l e tc h e r Black Press

Construction union leaders emerged from a meeting with Premier Christy Clark Monday with a deal to work as “equal partners” on trades training for liquefied natural gas and other industrial development. B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair and Tom Sigurdson, executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council, said they want

to put political differences with the B.C. Liberal government behind them. “During the course of the election campaign, Christy Clark was the only leader who wore a hardhat,” Sigurdson told reporters after a meeting at Clark’s Vancouver office. “And I can assure you that what I’m trying to do is put a couple of union stickers on there.” Sinclair, more familiar with speaking at protest rallies against the government, said

skills training is in a “crisis” that needs cooperation. “It’s obvious the LNG is a critical part of our future,” Sinclair said. “It’s not the only part where skill shortages exist. The mining industry, the forest industry, the other energy industries, and many other places require skilled trades.” Clark said a committee representing government, employers and unions has a target of Sept. 30 to formalize a plan for increased trades

training. Skills training was a major focus of the spring election campaign, with NDP leader Adrian Dix promising to return unions to a partnership he said was left out by the government’s Industry Training Authority. Since winning a majority government, Clark has promised to review many functions of the B.C. government, including the structure of the Industry Training Authority.

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Teachers say gov’t didn’t comply with class size order

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what he did and I’m glad he was there to rescue her. You know it could have turned out a lot differently if he hadn’t been around.’’ The cougar ran off into the bush and the man called for help. York said a coast guard ship was used to ferry the woman from the island to nearby Tofino and she was then airlifted to hospital in Victoria. “It’s our understanding that she has undergone surgery and is in post-operative care. (She) is in stable condition and is expected to recover.’’ Conservation officers and a cougar hunter with a specially-trained tracking dog landed on the island Monday and quickly found the body of the cougar about 20 metres from the attack site. He said the man stabbed it several times with the spear and that was the likely cause of death, but a necropsy will also be preformed on the animal to determine what may have

caused the animal to jump on the woman. York said they may never know why the cougar attacked because sometimes cougars look at people as if they’re prey. He said the couple had had some encounters in the last few months with a cougar that had been acting aggressively towards them. He believes it was the same animal that attacked the woman Sunday. York said it appears likely the man tried to prepare himself for any kind of event and kept the spear handy. “It may be that he just looked around for what he had available and made it ready just in case, and as it turned out it was a good idea.’’ York said it was obvious the man wasn’t going to let the cougar have the woman without a fight. “This was his partner of some years, so there’s no way he was going to let that cougar have it’s way.’’

payers. Teachers have been without a contract since June, and negotiations are expected to resume in October.

A lawyer representing the province was expected to begin her opening remarks on Monday afternoon.

Montreal-area vinyl record company says it’s doing a booming business M e l a n i e Ma rq u i s Canadian Press

singer Nicole Martin are also among those who want to be immortalized in the fabled format. “Vinyl never died,’’ says Dubuc, saying its new popularity isn’t just because of the quality of the sound. “There’s a tactile side,’’ he explained. “You sit and read the (album) jacket, which is something you can’t do on an iPod.’’ Musicians and music consumers — including many purists — are driving vinyl’s popularity. They’re not old fogies dreaming of the good old days either. “They’re 15 to 25 years old,’’ he said. “These are the people behind the demand.’’ The age of the vinyl consumers — and growth potential for the market — was a key factor in Dubuc deciding to open his company in 2007 after losing his job in the financial sector. His company now produces about 2,000

SAINT-LAMBERT, Que. — Philippe Dubuc plunges his hands into one of his six old machines used to press vinyl records, trying to find out why it’s not working. A production slowdown is the last thing he wants to be dealing with on a warm September morning at RIP-V, which dubs itself as the only vinyl record pressing plant in Canada. “I got a production order for 50,000 albums by Arcade Fire,’’ Dubuc explains amid overheated machinery and a strong plastic smell. “And it’s a double album so we’re talking about 100,000 discs.’’ The popular Montreal band is one of many top acts still loyal to the medium of Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Punk band Rancid, jazz sensation Serena Ryder and

records per day. Musicians also like the vinyl albums because they can present their music as a complete package, Dubuc said. “It’s not about selling individual songs on iTunes.’’ But iTunes isn’t just getting competition from vinyl. The cassette tape is enjoying a resurgence as well. Montreal’s Phonopolis is one of the places where people can get the small, rectangular object whose claim to fame was often how it would get chewed up by boom boxes. Despite the new interest, Robson-Cramer says the cassette remains pretty marginal. “I think any talk of a comeback could be more about nostalgia when it comes to tape,’’ he said. Dubuc said the two mediums appeal to different niches.



VANCOUVER — A British Columbia conservation officer is marvelling at a man’s bravery for attacking a cougar with nothing but a spear as the cat was mauling his partner. “I’m pretty sure that this is the first time in B.C., if not Canada and maybe even North America, where someone has stopped an attack by a cougar with a spear and killed it with a spear,’’ said conservation officer Sgt. Ben York in an interview Monday. The 60-year-old woman was mauled by the animal late Sunday afternoon while she was gardening outside her home on Flores Island in Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. York said her common-law partner was nearby, heard the woman’s screams and quickly came to her aid. “That’s a significant amount of bravery that he showed,’’ York said. “I understand why he did it, but it still takes a lot of bravery to do

provisions of the teachers’ contract at $6 billion. While Iker insisted that figure is unrealistic, he refused to provide an estimate of costs to tax-


Man who stabbed cougar with spear used ‘significant amount of bravery’: officer

jected it, saying the money merely benefited support staff unions. The provincial government has pegged the cost of reinstating the


cialist teachers, as well as damages to “remedy the harm caused by the government’s breach of teachers’ fundamental freedom of association.’’ “The government broke the law in 2002... and here we are, almost two years later, having to argue the case that the government didn’t respect the decision of the court back in 2011,’’ BCTF president Jim Iker told reporters earlier outside the court house. “We need a government that respects the constitutional rights of all British Columbians.’’ The BCTF says since 2002, students have been forced to learn in overcrowded classrooms, and have lost access to specialist teachers who can give them extra support. The new legislation brought in last year included $200 million in added funding, but the teachers’ union has re-


constitutional by Griffin, the BCTF has once again taken the government to court, arguing the Education Improvement Act, or Bill 22, is still unconstitutional because it restricted the negotiating of class sizes and class composition for 14 months. “To merely purport to repeal invalid legislation, and then immediately establish it, is not true repeal, but a sham repeal,’’ lawyer John Rogers told the court in his opening statement on Monday. “Instead of responding to the decision, the province, we say, has the audacity to merely continue the provisions that this court found to be unconstitutional and invalid.’’ Court documents say the BCTF is seeking remedies such as the restoration of class-size limits and guarantees of student access to spe-


VANCOUVER — The B.C. government thumbed its nose at a court order and instituted only a “sham repeal’’ of legislation that the B.C. Supreme Court concluded violated teachers’ rights to bargain, a lawyer representing the B.C. Teachers Union argued in court Monday. In April 2011, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin ruled that the government violated teachers’ constitutional rights in 2002 by passing legislation that stripped them of their right to bargain for issues such as class size, class composition, and teacher-student ratios. The province was given a year to address the repercussions of the ruling. While the government introduced new legislation last year that it said repeals the legislation declared un-


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Obama to hold Syria talks with Republican senators; already scheduled to meet Democrats Associated Press

President Barack Obama will meet with Republican senators Tuesday to appeal for

support on a use-offorce resolution against Syria. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCon-

planned to be in Congress on Tuesday to meet with the Senate Democratic caucus. The flurry of White

nell’s office says the president will attend lunch with the Republican lawmakers. The president had already

House outreach comes as the Senate nears a vote on legislation that would give the president a maximum of 90

days to carry out a military act. The measure, which was approved in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last

week, includes a ban on ground combat operations in Syria. Obama is pursuing military action in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.

Batman, Capt. America come to cat’s rescue

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MILTON, W.Va. — Who says superheroes aren’t real? When a West Virginia home caught fire, trapping a kitten inside, it was Batman and Captain America who came to the rescue. John Buckland, dressed as Batman, and Troy Marcum, dressed as Captain America, saw smoke at a house nearby when they were entertaining children as part of their business. They ran to the house along with another bystander, kicked in the door and broke out a window so some smoke could escape. Buckland, a former firefighter, says he crawled into the front room and felt something furry. He grabbed the animal, ran outside and gave it mouth-tomouth resuscitation. No one was hurt in the fire, including the rescuers — though Buckland says the cat hissed and swatted at him when it regained consciousness.

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