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Millions spent to repair East Kootenay backroads
Mause Creek, Meachen Creek, Bull River forestry roads have been fixed after the devastating damage from the June floods SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff
An astounding amount of work has been done on the East Kootenay’s backcountry roads since the June 2013 floods that caused $5.5 million worth of damage. More than 50 sites and 30 bridges were damaged during the torrential rainstorms that hit the area in late June. Since that time, staff at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
The bridge at 96km on the Bull River Forest Service Road was installed in 2012. At left: the river bottom rose after the floods to almost graze the bottom of the bridge. Right: Debris and stones were removed from the Bull River to keep the bridge clear. have been working virtually non-stop to repair roads that access logging operations, hunting areas and popular hikes. Dave Rebagliati, an engineer with the Rocky Mountain Forest District, said they have been able to do “quite a bit more” than they expected to achieve in
a few short summer months. “I haven’t had a lot of time off, but we are getting everything put back together,” he said. “Some of the roads aren’t fixed 100 per cent but at least it’s open to the public. For industrial use, we’ve got a bit more work to do, but we’re not hold-
ing anything up there right now.” By the time the snow flies, the ministry will have spent close to $1.5 million to fix the unprecedented damage to the East Kootenay’s forestry roads, according to Rebagliati. “We were able to get a bit more funding
than I originally thought. My counterparts in the north were able to forego some projects until next year, so they freed up some money for us.” Work will continue for several weeks yet, he said. “I hope Mother Nature will let us work until at the least the
middle of October if not longer than that.” On the Bull River Forest Service Road, washouts were repaired at 92 km and 94 km. “The Bull River Forest Service Road is open to Munroe Lake. There is some temporary fixes in there, but it is definitely open
enough for public traffic,” said Rebagliati. Bridges on the Elk River Forest Service Road were repaired at 125km, 140km and 145km. “We put a temporary bridge in at 145km and we’ve straightened out a lot of the washouts. See ROADS, page 4
Grizzly, elk kill on Lois Creek Trails
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Another grizzly is lurking around the edges of Kimberley, this time in the Lois
Creek Trails area. On Saturday, September 21, a jogger reported seeing an elk kill. The kill site was within the Lois Creek Trails area, a spot that sees a high volume of mountain bike/hiking traffic. Townsite resident, hiking enthusiast and City Councillor Darryl Oakley called Conservation Officers, realizing that there was likely a bear around the kill. He led CO Jeff Scott into the area of Florence’s Gully Saturday afternoon.
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“We didn’t know exactly where the kill was but had a pretty good idea, after receiving information earlier on Saturday morning.” said Oakley. “Just as we approached the kill there was a movement that I just caught out of the corner of my eye. There was a grizzly lying on top of the elk.” The kill site was only a few meters off the trail at the north end of Florence’s Gully. “As Jeff approached the kill site, the grizzly immediately retreated into the heavy
underbrush,” he said. ”Because the bear left the kill site, the CO then determined that it would be possible to remove the partially buried elk carcass from the Lois Creek Trails. Completely removing the food source would then encourage the grizzly to move on.” Both men backed out of the kill site, Oakley says, and called another CO —Ray Gilewicz — to assist.
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Community invited to apply for funds to support youth activities Last September Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) facilitated a meeting at the Kimberley Youth Centre. Youth, community service groups and non-profit organizations participated in a process to define the challenges and opportunities for youth in Kimberley. We were one of six pilot communities successful in qualifying for the CBT support The identified priorities are: Hiring a youth coordinator whom will organize youth in creating and Submitted
The Mark Creek Lions Club were up at Trickle Creek Golf Resort doing some community fundraising. Larry Armstrong and David Biggs took time and enjoyed the great weather while raising money to support community projects. Not a bad office view.
The last First Saturday of the year is coming up on October 5 and Kimberley residents are invited to don their lederhosen and celebrate a Bavarian theme in the Platzl. “Ty from the Green Door has been working hard at spear heading business involvement,” said Carol Fergus from the Kimberley Arts Council. “All stores will have Oktoberfest specials, pretzels and beer. There are five beer gardens and a kids root beer garden planned. “We will have live music — some accordions — dancers — Kim and Randy Tapp will be teaching and demonstrating polkas. The Kimberley Bavarian Barbarians roller derby girls will teach the chicken dance. There will be a Bavarian costume contest
and in the evening a Rocktoberfest event in the Platzl from 6 to 10. There is also an art opening at Centre 64 on the Saturday evening, the museum will be open with a display celebrating 40 years of the Bavarian theme in Kimberley, the seniors are hosting a Fall Harvest event at Centennial Hall from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday with music, dancing and food. Darlene Purnell will be teaching a landscape workshop at Centre 64. There will also be a Kimberley Kids Parade to kick off First Saturday. The parade will start at Centre 64 and take a route around the downtown area and ending at the gazebo in the Platzl at noon. The Green Door will be providing hot chocolate at the end of the parade. Community groups involving youth are invited to
promote their activities through the parade. Kids are asked to create a placard or sign that embraces Kimberley’s new brand —Kimberly is a Good Place To Be... Kids are encouraged to dress in a manner that depicts what they like to do. Or follow the Oktoberfest theme. Happy Hans will lead the parade. For more information on the parade, please contact 250427-4919. This final First Saturday concludes a summer long series that aimed to bring some vibrancy to the Platzl and overall it succeeded, Fergus says. “There were some really good days, especially the first Saturday in August when the Platzl was just full of people dancing and having a good time.” Some time in November there will be a
meeting to go over what worked and what didn’t and see if it’s a concept that has the legs to go forward. First Saturdays this year were supported by a $12,000 grant from the Community Initiatives fund, money that will not be available next summer. “We did have the Community Initiatives funding this year,” Fergus said. “Obviously it costs money to put each event on.” Fergus says it was apparent that the really big draw in the Platzl each First Saturday was the live entertainment, which is expensive to provide, about $1000 per Saturday. “We’ll have to see if we can do it without funding. It is worthwhile, but partnerships will have to be developed to make it work.”
We have recently hired our Youth Coordinator, Steven Hessin. KCDYF is excited to release the funds during the fall intake. Please join us for our first annual general meeting and information session. Held at: Kimberley Alternate School (KAS) Thursday September 26 2013 7:00 pm The students of KAS will provide refreshments. Application forms for KCDYF will be available at the City Hall Friday, September 27, 2013. Deadline for the fall intake is Tuesday October 15 2013. We will have a second intake of applications in February 2014.
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participating in activities. Find and secure Safe places for youth to gather. Provide funds for youth activities, including recreation opportunities for youth in the Kimberley area. Initiating a process to develop a youth strategic plan The newly formed non-profit association Kimberley Community Directed Youth Funds (KCDYF) committee was successful in receiving $100000.00 over the next four years. The funds are held locally. The role of this committee is to ensure that funds will be used to address the identified priorities for youth aged 12-19 over the next four years. During the summer we received our first installment of $25000.00.
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Local NEWS Millions spent to repair East Kootenay backroads
From Page 1 “So public traffic can utilize the road to get into the park. It still won’t be open to industrial traffic for another couple of weeks. We have some repairs to do on a couple of bridges. But there’s no problem getting through. It’s just some structural stuff : some of the foundations have been undermined a little bit and we just have to beef them up a little bit.” Delighting pilgrims who hike Fisher Peak and the Tanglefoot, Mause Creek Forest Service Road was repaired around September 11. “We constructed a trail around the slough so people can get in there. It just kind of skirts around the edge. It’s safe, but we’ll have to come back and reinforce and make sure everything is fine
there and it doesn’t slough again next year,” said Rebagliati. Hikers will also be pleased that Meachen Creek Forest Service Road has been reopened after a washout at 10.5km. “ We fixed Meachen Creek so all the hikes up there are good as well now, so up to Hourglass Lake. Those hikes are all open for people,” said Rebagliati. The ministry is continuing to work on popular forestry roads. Drilling and blasting is underway this week on the Skookumchuck Forest Service Road at 35km where a bridge was washed out. “They are drilling and blasting there right now to repair the road at 35km. People have built an Immediately after the June 2013 floods, an aerial photo
Immediately after the June 2013 floods, an aerial photo shows the Bull River had overtaken the forestry road at 96km. shows the Bull River forestry road at 96km. had overtaken the Work will start this week on Summer Lake Forest Service Road, which is closed at 59 km due to a washout. Following that, Dewar Creek Forest Service Road will be the priority. “In the next couple of weeks we hope to
get up into Dewar to start doing some repairs. I think we’ll have to put a bridge in at the back end, so we’ll fix the washouts to there so we can get a crew in to do the survey information,” said Rebagliati. Meanwhile, the devastated Whiteriver/Whiteswan Forest
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Service Road is still undergoing repairs. “All the work on the road between 37km and 44km should be complete Wednesday (September 25). And we are driving piles on the bridge at 32km (Thursday, September 19). If it goes okay, probably by the
end of next week we should have that bridge done,” said Rebagliati. But at 44km, the second bridge over the White River won’t be replaced this year. “I was just out there with an engineer. We’ll have to do a design there so it will take a couple of months to finalize the design. So hopefully we will put that in next year,” he said. Also, the Middle Fork of the White River road won’t be accessible this year. “There are some washouts that we haven’t been able to fix yet. We probably won’t get that done this year, but we’ll do that early next year.” But the North White is accessible, Rebagliati went on. “The Gray Creek bridge is fixed and the one at 71km. That opened that up so Canfor has been able to haul out to the Palliser.” For a full list of current road closures, visit www.for. gov.bc.ca/drm/serv i c e s / r o a d - works. htm.
Grizzly, elk kill on Lois Creek trails From Page 1 After doing some chainsaw work clearing the Florence’s Gully trail, the two Conservation Officers managed to access the Elk carcass with their quad. The cow elk was partially consumed and partially buried, so required significant effort to remove. Oakley says the Conservation Officers are recommending people stay away from the Lois Creek Trails for at least five days — until at least Thursday — to allow time for the bear to clear the area. He also says that the CO believes it was a young grizzly. “The bear didn’t hesitate to get out of there when it saw us. Jeff said a mature grizzly would have challenged us.” Oakley said he had seen a glimpse of the grizzly the night before (Friday) but hadn’t seen the kill at that time. “I think it was a good response by the CO’s. With the amount of people who use the trails there was no question they had to deal with it.”
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espite efforts to keep the smart meter “controversy” alive by repeating imaginary health claims, the end is near. Energy Minister Bill Bennett has made what sounds like a final offer to holdouts. You want to keep your old mechanical meter, fill your boots. It’ll cost you an extra $35 a month, starting in December. If you insist on a “radio off” wireless meter, there will be a setup fee of $100 and a monthly fee of $20 to have someone collect the readings. These charges are to be reviewed by the B.C. Utilities Commission, the independent panel that smart meter opponents want to review BC Hydro’s whole smart grid project. As it happens, the BCUC recently did just that for an application by FortisBC to install wireless meters for its Okanagan and Kootenay customers. The meters were approved, and the findings are instructive. The BCUC report notes that it received “many” complaints about smart meter signals being added to existing radio frequency (RF) sources. Some used familiar scare rhetoric about “toxic microwave radiation” that’s promoted by people trying to make money by exploiting fear. One of the experts retained by FortisBC was Dr. Yakov Shkolnikov, an electrical
engineer with advanced degrees from Princeton and Cornell Universities. His testimony was not challenged by any of the lineup of opponents. A sample of his findings illustrates the absurdity of this whole discussion. Shkolnikov calculated that a cell phone in use generates radio signals that reach 10 per cent of the inBC VIEWS ternational safety code limit. A microwave oven generates Tom 2.3 per cent of the safe limit. Fletcher A cordless phone: 1.25 per cent. A wi-fi signal: 0.0045 per cent. A bank of smart meters, not separated by a wall, registers 0.0019 per cent. The natural background RF level is 0.013 per cent. Note the decimal place. The level in the middle of a wilderness is more than 10 times that received from a bank of meters. BCUC staff added, for comparison, the radio signal level emitted by a human body. It’s 0.018 per cent. What this means is your spouse snoring beside you is a stronger source of RF than a whole wall of smart meters. Experts put up by opponents didn’t fare so well. One was Jerry Flynn, a retired Canadian Forces officer from Kelowna who travels around taking readings, talking to elderly people about alleged hazards of meters, and making claims to the media about what he has called the single biggest
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threat to human health today. The BCUC found his military experience not “relevant,” and his evidence frequently “incorrect, exaggerated and/or unsubstantiated.” Then there was Curtis Bennett, who described himself as “chief science officer” for a company called Thermoguy. He spoke on behalf of West Kootenay Concerned Citizens. In a 2012 letter to the B.C. energy ministry, Bennett warned of the danger of smart meters triggering “molecular earthquakes.” The BCUC panel wrote: “While Mr. Bennett has an electrician’s knowledge of electrical systems, it is clear that he is unqualified to give expert opinion evidence on the health effects of RF, exposure standards for RF, engineering, physics or geological phenomena such as earthquakes.” Citizens for Safe Technology put up one Dr. Donald Maisch, who claimed to have experience with this issue in Australia. The panel noted that Maisch runs EMFacts Consultancy, and agreed with FortisBC’s argument that “Dr. Maisch’s consulting livelihood depends upon public fears and concerns about RF exposure.” Would you like this circus of quackery to be restaged over BC Hydro’s program, at your expense?
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Letters to the Editor Grizzly saga The brevity of your article regarding the “Sad End to Grizzly Story” (Sept.18), left me with a few questions. The article stated that the trap was set “by the school.” Traps are baited with bear attractants, and of course no one would want to attract bears to a school ground, so why was a bear trap placed by a school of all places? I also wonder what “the bear was running around the ... school yard” means. Was the bear running in panic because its partner had been trapped? Or was the bear frolicking with the joy of a new day? I also remember in a previous article, the conservation officer said he would use rubber bullets to scare the bears away from town, and it seems to me that bears moving from the ski hill through Rotary Drive and Chapman Camp, eluding conservation officers until found in the area of Marysville school (the outer reaches of town) are indeed passing through and had almost made it out of town. However, real bullets were used. Are tranquilizer guns only available on National Geographic television programs? And lastly, I am capable of walking 20
kilometres back to town, so why wouldn’t a bear be relocated much further away than that? I am sure that no one knows the true limit of the bear’s territory. I am so saddened and discouraged by the outcome of our Grizzly Saga. Bears are usually in town for one brief month a year, filling up for a long winter’s nap. With a little care of our fruit, our garbage and our children, we can co-exist for that time. Bears I meet are not at all interested in me or my dog, and just keep going. According to a lay-out this paper showed us recently of advertising material the City of Kimberley plans to use for marketing purposes, the citizens of this town value living in the great outdoors. Well, the great outdoors includes animals, and yet most bears who dare set a paw in our town would say that the true motto of Kimberley is “The Only Good Bear is a Dead Bear.” Gayle Smith Kimberley
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like to invite any Cranbrook residents who have stayed at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge in Kelowna during their cancer treatment to a celebration to mark the cancer lodge’s 15th anniversary. Over the last 15 years, the lodge has welcomed countless Cranbrook residents who have stayed at the lodge while receiving their cancer treatment in Kelowna. Thanks to the generous support of donors from your community and others across B.C., the lodge has continued to provide compassionate support and a welcoming and caring environment for those going through a cancer journey. A celebration is taking place on Friday, October 11 at 2 p.m. to honour those who have stayed at the lodge and those who have contributed to its 15 years of history. If anyone from your community is interested in attending, we invite them to contact the Canadian Cancer Society at 1-800-663-2524 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ca for more information. Sheila Dong Manager, Media Relations Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division
Shift in the Syrian civil war It was already looking likely that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime would survive — it has had the upper hand militarily in the Syrian civil war for at least six months now — but the events of the past two weeks have made it virtually certain. Syria has already complied with the two initial demands of the Russian-American deal concluded over Assad’s head last week. It has signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, and it has given a list of all Syria’s poison gas facilities and storage depots to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. That means that the United States cannot attack it for at least a year. President Barack Obama’s ability to order such an attack was already in doubt because of opposition in Congress. Now he could not bomb without endangering UN inspectors, who will be all over the regime-controlled parts of Syria by November to take control of the estimated thousand tonnes of chemical weapons. Syria has a year to destroy them all, and until and unless it fails to meet that deadline, bombing is out of the question. Even if there are delays, the United States will be uniquely ill-placed to use them as the pretext for an attack, as it is far behind schedule itself. In 1997 the US agreed to destroy the 31,000 tonnes of sarin, VX, mustard gas and other lethal gases that it owned within ten years. That’s thirty times as much as Syria has, but ten years should have been enough. It wasn’t. In 2007 Washington asked for five more years to get rid of all its poison gas, the maximum extension allowed under the Chemical Weapons Convention. It didn’t meet that deadline either, so last year it announced a new deadline:
2021. Given its own record, the US will find it hard to use Syrian delays as an excuse for resurrecting its bombing threats. The civil war will probably continue during the coming year, and possibly for a good deal longer. Assad’s troops have been winning back territory in the centre of the country, but they have yet to make much progress in the north, the south or the east. They lack the numbers to finish the job now, Gwynne but the tide is running in their direction. Dyer Close to a thousand separate rebel units are now operating in Syria, but there is no unified rebel army. The armed groups can be roughly divided into jihadists (many of them foreign) who want to create an Islamic caliphate in Syria, and more moderate groups who originally took up arms hoping to create a democratic Syria freed from the Baath Party’s tyranny. Most of the less radical groups want an Islamic republic too, but they are repelled by the extremism of the jihadists. They hoped that the West would destroy Assad’s forces and put them in power instead (while keeping the jihadists out), and they are now very angry at the United States for letting them down. But they are also deeply disappointed, for the realists among them can see no other way to win this fight. Many of these fighters would now be open to a regime offer of a ceasefire, an amnesty, and a gradual transition to a less corrupt and repressive political system, and the Baathist regime is likely to make such an offer soon (whether it means it or not). It would not neutralise the jihadists and restore peace to the country, but it might seduce enough of the other rebels to shift the military bal-
ance sharply in Assad’s favour. Much cruel fighting would remain to defeat the jihadists, but at least the country would emerge intact. Or the war may just go on and on, ending eventually in partition. But at least we have been spared the spectacle of the United States and its sidekicks attacking yet another Muslim country, only to realise in the end (as in the case of the imaginary “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq) that its excuse for doing so was false. The pretext this time was going to be Assad’s use of poison gas against his own people. But the timing was weird. (UN inspectors had just arrived in Damascus when nerve gas was fired at the rebel-held eastern suburbs). The target was pointless. (Why civilians, not rebel fighters?) And why would Assad use a weapon that might trigger Western bombing when he was already winning the war without it? Now the Russians are saying (off the record, so far) that the serial numbers of the rockets that delivered the nerve gas reveal that they did not belong to the Syrian army. They were made in Russia in 1967 and sold to Yemen, Egypt and Libya’s Colonel Gaddafy — who filled some of them with nerve gas. He had about a thousand tonnes of the stuff. A lot of Gaddafi’s arsenal went missing after he was overthrown two years ago, sold off by the victorious rebel militias. Some of the nerve gas-filled rockets could easily have ended up in Syria, in rebel hands, and the temptation to use them in order to trigger Western military intervention would have been hard to resist. If that is really the case, then President Obama should be even more grateful to Moscow for saving his bacon. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist based in London
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Kassian handed eight-game suspension for high stick on Oilers forward Sam Gagner NEW YORK - The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian for five regular-season games and the rest of the pre-season for a hit that broke the jaw of Edmonton forward Sam Gagner. Kassian collided with Gagner along the boards in the second period of the Oilers’ 5-2 home exhibition win over Vancouver on Saturday. Kassian’s stick struck Gagner’s face, knocking out several of the Edmonton forward’s teeth. “As he nears the boards Kassian comes to a spinning stop, recklessly swinging his stick and striking Gagner in the face and breaking his jaw,” said NHL director of player safety Brendan Shanahan. “While we accept Kassian’s assertion that he did not intend to strike Gagner in the face, he is however responsible for the consequences of swinging his stick in this instance. In summary, this was high sticking.” Kassian received a double-minor for high-sticking on the play. Gagner will miss the start of the regular season with the injury. The Oilers said he is out indefinitely. The NHL also suspended Canucks’ forward Dale Weise for Vancouver’s final three pre-season games for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton forward Taylor Hall in the same game. Weise’s incident occurred early in the first period. He was assessed a minor penalty on the play for illegal check to the head. “As Hall comes out of the corner with the puck Weise comes down and delivers a shoulder check directly to the head of Hall,” said Shanahan. “Weise does not hit Hall squarely through the body and the head is the main point of contact.” Canadian Press
Jones, Gustafsson get medical suspensions after gruelling bout in UFC 165
TORONTO - Light-heavyweight Jon (Bones) Jones and Sweden’s Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson have both been given minimum 60-day medical suspensions after their gruelling five-round fight at UFC 165 on the weekend. Both fighters were taken to hospital after Saturday night’s main event at the Air Canada Centre but were released by morning. Jones won by decision. Jones will also need a CT scan or MRI plus an X-ray before he can return to action, according to the Ontario Athletic Commission. Gustafsson is required to take a CT scan or MRI Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who stopped Eddie Wineland in the co-main event, got a 14-day medical suspension. Wineland got 60 days plus a CT or MRI. Canadian Press
Patriots undefeated despite offensive growing pains FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots defence is off to a strong start while the offence has endured growing pains. It’s allowed just three touchdowns as the Patriots are 3-0 for the first time in six seasons. But the competition gets tougher when they visit the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday night. Ryan was sixth in the NFL in passer rating after Sunday’s games. None of the first three quarterbacks the Patriots faced is higher than 19th. Ten defensive starters are back from last season for New England. The only newcomer is tackle Tommy Kelly, who spent his other nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders and has fit in well. Associated Press
GET THOSE HANDS UP: Members with the Cranbrook Eagles Boxing Club headed up to Edmonton this past weekend to compete in the Alberta Golden Gloves tournament. Dylan Clark won his match at 42 kg.by unanimous decision over Max Kemplin from Calgary. Phoenix Larsen lost his match at 46 kg. to Mason Crone from Edmonton by decision and Ashton Brock was uncontested at 87 kg. All three boxers entered in the novice division. Pictured above, left to right: Ashton Brock, Phoenix Larsen, Dylan Clark and Eagles Boxing Club coach Bill Watson.
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Sutter, McGill will reunite for WJC TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
Two bench bosses were adversaries over the weekend to open the WHL season, however, they will be reunited at Christmas to coach one team. Brent Sutter and Ryan McGill, the head coaches of the Red Deer Rebels and the Kootenay Ice respectively, will team up along with Benoit Groulx of the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL to lead Team Canada at the World Junior championship in January in Sweden. It’s not the first time the two WHL coaches have worked together, as Sutter and McGill manned the bench in the NHL with the Calgary Flames a few years ago—the former as head coach and the latter as an assistant. However, after last year’s World Junior tournament, where Canada finished fourth and failed to medal for the first time since 1998, Hockey Canada’s
Program of Excellence was reorganized with a new scouting and management staff. Sutter, a two-time gold-medalist (2005, 2006) as head coach of Team Canada’s national junior squad, was unveiled as this year’s bench boss back in June. When Sutter learned he was tapped for the job, he knew exactly who he wanted beside him on the bench. “When Hockey Canada talked to me about being the head coach of the World Junior team,” Sutter said, “the two guys that I brought up to them was Ryan [McGill] and Benoit Groulx—the first two guys that I mentioned to Hockey Canada that I wanted to seriously consider—and I had their approval, and when I approached both of them, there was no hesitation with both of them saying yes.” With McGill and Groulx on board, Sutter adds that everyone will be working together to
build the best team possible. “I think we got a real good coaching staff,” Sutter said. “It’s not about who the head coach is, or anything like that, or who the assistant coaches are, it’s about the coaching staff, and that’s the way you have to treat tournaments like that.
“Everyone has to be very much involved and very much engaged in how things are done.” The three had a chance to get together and scout out Canada’s best U20 talent at a summer camp with practice sessions in Quebec before shifting to an exhibition tournament in Lake Placid, NY, in August. Team Canada beat
squads from Finland and Sweden, but fell 5-1 to Team USA to wrap up the event. Kootenay Ice captain Sam Reinhart was one of 37 players on Canada’s roster, scoring twice in two games. The three coaches are busy running their respective CHL teams from now until the tournament kicks off in December, but Hockey Canada and head scout Ryan Jankowski are watching individual players in advance of the final selection camp in December. Once the final invites go out, it’s up to the players to prove themselves and earn their spots, Sutter added. “There’s always going to be some disappointed players, but the goal is to select the right hockey club, the right team, and that’s got to be our focus,” said Sutter, “and ultimately at the end of the day, you got to pick the team that gives yourself the best chance to succeed
and win. “There’s no easy decisions, but that’s the way you want it to be, you don’t want it to be easy decisions.” Last year, in Ufa, Russia, Team Canada fell 5-1 to the States in the semi final, and lost 6-5 to the Russians in the bronze medal game. The Americans went on to win the tournament with a 3-1 victory over the Swedes in the final. NOTES: Of the 37 players invited to to Team Canada’s summer camp, 24 are firstround NHL draft picks from 2012 and 2013. Nathan MacKinnon (first overall, 2013), Jonathan Drouin (second overall, 2013), Griffin Reinhart (fourth overall, 2012) and Morgan Rielly (fifth overall, 2012) were invited, but did not play in the exhibition tournament. There is a good chance they could end up in the NHL, which will likely prevent them from playing for the junior team.
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Dust settling after line brawl between Maple Leafs and Sabres Gregory Strong Canadian Press
TORONTO - It was an old-school scene that is a rarity in today’s NHL, a wild rock-’em, sock-’em melee that included a player leaving the bench to join the fray and even a goaltender fight. The pre-season scrap between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night brought back memories of hockey yesteryear, when players dropped the gloves first and thought about their actions later. The rumble was the main talking point when the Maple Leafs resumed training camp with a one-hour practice Monday at the MasterCard Centre. Tension rose a night earlier when Toronto’s Jamie Devane emerged victorious in a fight with Buffalo’s Corey Tropp. John Scott then dropped his gloves to tangle with Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel, who didn’t
engage and instead swung his stick at the Buffalo enforcer’s ankles to fend him off. The Maple Leafs quickly moved in to protect their teammate - including David Clarkson off the bench - and the melee was on. A mildly interesting pre-season game suddenly had hockey fans circling Nov. 15 on their calendars for when the Atlantic Division rivals next meet. Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle said he erred by putting Kessel on the ice after the Devane-Tropp fight. “Obviously I made a mistake but I never believed in my wildest dreams that the attack would come directed at that type of player from the opposition,” Carlyle said. “But I was wrong.” Scott is a mountain of a man at six foot eight and 270 pounds. It didn’t take long for the Maple Leafs to move in and prevent their sniper from feeling Scott’s
wrath. “I think every single guy on our bench was looking to jump out there,” said Toronto centre Joe Colborne. “You see a mismatch out there and you don’t want to leave your teammate out to dry. I think there was about 15 of us sitting on the bench who were trying to climb right over. “But then you have to sit back and kind of grab each other and collectively try to hold back. It’s an unfortunate situation for sure. Nobody wants that but it’s done now and we’re just going to have to accept whatever the league says and move on.” Clarkson didn’t hold back and was automatically suspended 10 games without pay Monday. He’ll forfeit $269,230.80 of his salary and won’t make his regular-season debut until Oct. 25 in Columbus. “In the situation I think that he felt that
there was an advantage being taken by their player,” Carlyle said. “It was of poor judgement and he did what he did and there’s no way to defend it. You just accept what went on and move forward.” Kessel, who was issued a match penalty, was likely to receive further discipline for his stickwork. “It’s self-defence really,” said Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri. “What’s he going to do, (Scott’s) a pretty big boy. He dropped his gloves right off the draw so Phil had to defend himself. I’m actually surprised he didn’t whack him a little higher. “Phil’s just trying to defend himself and put himself in the best position possible for someone else to get in there. I think we stood by each other pretty well.” Neither Kessel nor Clarkson spoke to reporters after Monday’s skate. Clarkson was the
The NHL handed out a suspension to Leafs winger David Clarkson, while Phil Kessel has a hearing scheduled. team’s big free-agent signing in the off-season, inking a seven-year deal worth US$36.5 million. The obvious negative from the incident is that the Leafs will be
O’Neal buys into Sacramento Kings ownership group Antonio Gonz alez Associated Press
The larger-than-life figure that teased and tormented the Sacramento Kings for so long is now the biggest name to join the franchise’s new ownership group. The Kings announced Monday that Shaquille O’Neal has acquired a minority stake in the team under new owner Vivek Ranadive. The Kings will introduce the four-time NBA champion at a news conference Tuesday in Sacramento. During the height of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, O’Neal fueled the rivalry with the Kings with his play on the court and his personality off of it.
O’Neal handed Sacramento its biggest blow by rallying the Lakers from a 3-2 deficit to win the 2002 Western Conference finals, which is still a sore spot for Kings fans. The 7-foot-1 centre even labeled the franchise the “Sacramento Queens” and accused fan favourite Vlade Divac - whom he referred to as “she” at one point - of flopping. O’Neal was a 15-time All-Star and the 2000 NBA MVP. He played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring after the 2010-11 season with the Boston Celtics. O’Neal, now 41, has
worked as an analyst for TNT the last two seasons. O’Neal is the latest high-profile former player to join the Kings this summer after the franchise nearly moved to Seattle. Hall of Famer Chris Mullin was hired as a consultant to Ranadive - who bought the franchise from the Maloof family in May and Mitch Richmond is part of the ownership group. The group includes 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov, who is friends with O’Neal. The two partnered in the past to build several gyms, especially in South Florida during O’Neal’s time with the Heat.
Djokovic marks 100 weeks at No. 1 C anadian Press
LONDON - Novak Djokovic is marking his 100th week at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. The 26-year-old Serb is the ninth player to reach the milestone, joining Andre Agassi (101 weeks), Rafael Nadal (102), Bjorn Borg (109), John McEnroe (170), Jimmy Connors
(268), Ivan Lendl (270), Pete Sampras (286) and Roger Federer (302). Djokovic reached No. 1 in July 2011. He lost the top spot to Federer for three months in 2012 but regained it in November of that year. Djokovic’s bid to finish the year at No. 1 for a third straight time is under serious threat
from Nadal. Djokovic has 11,120 points, while Nadal has 10,860. Both are entered in next week’s China Open, where Djokovic will be defending his title and Nadal has no points to defend. Nadal can get to No. 1 for the first time since July 3, 2011, by reaching the final.
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short-handed when the regular season begins Oct. 1. The potential positive is the galvanizing effect a brawl like that can have on a team. “I think it’s good,” said Maple Leafs goalie
Jonathan Bernier. “Obviously we don’t want any suspension to start the season. But the main thing is that everyone stepped up for each other. That’s the main thing.”
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June flood was costliest Canadian natural disaster ever Bill Gr avel and Canadian Press
CALGARY — The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the June flood in southern Alberta was the costliest natural disaster ever in the country. The bureau said Monday the latest estimate of the insured property damage now exceeds $1.7 billion. “This is a significant catastrophe and not like anything we’ve really seen in Canadian history,’’ said Bill Adams, a bureau vice-president. “Once all the numbers were compiled the tally is $1.7 billion, with the anticipation that it is likely to go higher.’’ Four people died and 100,000 others were forced from their homes by days of torrential rain, prompting states of emergency in Calgary and several other communities. Adams said most of the damage claims for insured losses were for sewer backups, vehicle repairs including writeoffs and business losses.
Property Claim Services Canada, which tracks losses arising from catastrophic events, said well over 25,000 claims have been filed in the flood’s aftermath. Adams said it took more time to assess the damage due to the extent of the flooding and the number of claims. “Business interruption insurance, for example, typically takes a little longer to settle until the business gets back to operation,’’ Adams said. Annual payouts from flooding, fire, hail and windstorms increased from $100 million about 10 years ago to $1 billion between 2009 and 2012. In November 2011, officials had to shut down Calgary’s downtown core because extreme high winds blew windows out of buildings. Earlier that year, a wildfire ravaged the community of Slave Lake, Alta., with insured losses pegged at more than $700 million. Those pale in comparison to the latest Canadian disasters. “Canadians have been
alarmed at what they’ve been seeing over the last while when you look at both the southern Alberta and the flash flood that took place last July in Toronto,’’ Adams said. “Those two events, just this summer, constitute the first and the third largest natural insured catastrophe in Canadian history.’’ Adams said in the past most insurance claims were fire-related. Now water is the chief culprit. Earlier this year the insurance bureau urged municipalities to fix crumbling storm-water infrastructure to prepare for more of the same in the future. “We know that it’s likely to happen again. We certainly hope it doesn’t happen at this magnitude but we see what’s taking place and we’re not sitting idly by any stretch of the imagination,’’ he said. Federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said last Tuesday that Alberta may soon get an initial interim payment of $500 million from Ottawa to help cover flood costs.
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The Calgary inner city community of Roxboro lies underwater east of 4th Street S.W. and adjacent to the Elbow River during June’s flood.
Communities want goose kill permits Tom Fle tcher Black Press
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B.C. communities are again seeking federal and provincial help to keep Canada goose population under control by killing geese that are fouling beaches and parks. Delegates at last week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention endorsed a resolution from Osoyoos, to address a problem that plagues many B.C. communities. Thompson Nicola Regional District director Tim Pennell told the convention that beaches around area lakes are being “destroyed” by geese, and their droppings are triggering beach contamination warnings that affect tourism and local residents’ recreation. The Osoyoos resolution notes that addling goose eggs has had limited effect, and hunting regulations prevent culling in recreation areas. It asks for the Canadian Wildlife Service to issue more kill permits. Failing that, they want the province to issue permits. In 2011 the UBCM asked senior governments for help controlling geese in parks,
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Canada geese are proliferating on B.C., forcing water testing and beach closures on lakes. and the B.C. government said kill permits are federal jurisdiction. Geese and their droppings are a chronic problem in other areas. A local resident wrote to the Abbotsford News in July, complaining that “there is so much goose poop on the paved trails that it’s like navigating through a minefield.” On Vancouver Island, golf courses hire dog handlers to chase geese off fairways, sometimes shifting the problem to the next golf course. Farmers also struggle to protect crops from geese and deer, which have proliferated
as hunting has declined. Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray raised a related concern at the UBCM convention. B.C. is considering changes to testing procedures for recreational waters, based on Health Canada guidelines that recommend beach water advisories based on a single sample of 400 E.coli per 100 ml. Gray said depending on a single sample could trigger significantly more beach water advisories, often based on a transitory visit by geese, without significant increase in risk to human health.
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3200 square ft of finished living space. Large fenced back yard, summer kitchen in lower area of the home. New Roof - new hardwood throughout - air conditioning, underground sprinkler. Large deck off back, large garage area and work bench. Owners are downsizing and wish to sell to a family who can appreciate this very nice home.
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METAL LIBRARY shelves: 6â€™ x 3â€™ x 1â€™ - $90. 6â€™ x 6â€™ x 2â€™ $125. Fabric pieces (lots) $60. 2500 books @ $10./box, offer on all. Phone/fax, Panasonic - $25. 1997 Pontiac Grand Am - $550. 250-417-4698
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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.
APARTMENT FOR RENT in Forest Park. 2bdrm on second floor. Elevator, security entrance, parking stall, in-unit laundry,covered patio off living room. Looking for mature, non-smoker for long term tenancy. $900./mo. Available Nov.1/13 Call 250-426-0204 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
Homes for Rent
Available Nov. 1st in Beautiful Highlands area. Full house, freshly painted and new flooring. 2.5 bath, 4bdrm, includes washer & dryer, fridge and stove, 2 car garage with entrance to home. No smoking. References required. Asking $1600./mo. 250-489-8095 HOUSE FOR RENT in Cranbrook. 2+ bedroom, 2 bath, 2400 sq. ft. Close to all amenities, schools and parks. No dogs, no smoking. $1200./mo plus utilities. DD & references required. 250-426-2000
ROOM FOR RENT in apartment. Private bath and sitting area. Mature woman. No smoking/parties/pets. 250-919-5697
Trucks & Vans For Sale 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4
Fully loaded 3/4, only 135,500 kmâ€™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
daily townsman / daily bulletin
If you look up misadventure in a dictionary, you will ﬁnd it deﬁned as an unlucky event — a misfortune. Look a little further down the page and you will see that in legal jargon, it is a term used to describe an accidental death not due to crime or negligence. I am pleased to say that our latest backpacking trip into the wilderness turned out to be the former, although, for a while there, it looked like it could have gone either way.
tuesday, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
An unrestrained dogumentary. The ultra-light pack leader gets his feet wet in Dibble Creek.
We were trying yet again to ﬁnd our way to some high alpine lakes nestled behind the iconic group of peaks you humans call The Steeples. The journey begins on an overgrown road but the route eventually deteriorates into what only could be called a bushwhack. For this reason, my human dude had gone to great lengths to lighten his pack, hoping that by decreasing his burden the thrashing climb to the lakes could actually be accomplished this time. — previous attempts having been thwarted by weather, injury, bear encounters, and exhaustion. Now, I usually defer to my interspecies pack leader, what with his superior intellect and all, but I failed to see how leaving the tent and half of our usual food ration at home was ﬁnally going to get us to these blasted lakes. However, despite my reservations, I decided to accompany my now ultra-light hiking hominid, once again, unto the breach.
Boulder sits at the edge of a magnificent and magical Western Red Cedar grove.
Initially, I must admit, we made good time. The ﬁrst section of trail, even with its many creek crossings, was covered in record time. Soon however, the route began to climb steeply up through an old burn, now over grown with a thick second coming of vegetation. We were able to ﬁnd a trail that someone had recently slashed out, which made route ﬁnding easier, but it didn’t change the amount of up. With one of us panting and the other perspiring, up we slogged, becoming increasingly aware that the trail we were following was beginning to lead us away from our planned destination. This concern was momentarily suspended when we found ourselves standing in a magniﬁcent stand of Western Red Cedars. A cedar forest is a magical thing and one not often encountered in the East Kootenay. We decided that if the trail was going to lead us to treasures like this, we would continue to follow it. That was a mistake.
After a quick salmon snack the boys wait for the pot, amongst other things, to begin burbling.
After ten kilometres the trail just stopped. It seemed that whom ever was slashing it out had gotten that far and said enough is enough. So, tired and hungry, we retreated back to where we knew there was water and a ﬂat place to sleep, strung up a tarp shelter we christened The Hilton, and prepared to make supper. I had hoped for a campﬁre, but as my man began assembling his little gas, cooking stove, I realized that might not happen. However, it seems that in his attempt to pare down his equipment, he had forgotten one small but vital piece of said stove. Now a ﬁre was required in order to boil the water he would need to rehydrate his “light weight” freeze dried meal.
While we waited for the ﬁre to bring the water to a boil, the human – who was drastically calorie depleted from the days efforts – rummaged through his tiny food supply for a snack and came up with a package of smoked salmon chunks. This was a somewhat suspect food source as it hadn’t been refrigerated for nearly 24 hours, but when offered a few bites, I couldn’t help myself.
The ﬁrst cramping began less than an hour later. Both the human and myself soon found ourselves in the midst of a fullblown gastro-intestinal crisis. Though sleep was attempted, it was constantly interrupted by either one, the other, or both of us scrambling out from under the tarp and into the night. The morning found us exhausted, and though we had never been closer to the lake, it had never been farther from our grasp. Stopped in our tracks, this time not by injury or marauding bears, but by a vengeful, salmonellic salmon.
Photos and word processing by Dan Mills
Boulder contemplates misadventure and its causes, while spending a long night by the fire.
The luxurious Hilton: Light weight and easy to exit in case of emergency.
Anti-Freeze: Don’t Spill! It Could Kill! Just a reminder to be especially careful when handling and storing your anti-freeze this winter. Even the smallest amount of this sweet but toxic liquid is harmful and often fatal to pets. If you think your pet has ingested anti-freeze, seek immediate veterinary attention. They will not recover on their own.
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CN eyeing oil-by-rail from Alberta to Prince Rupert Bruce Cheadle Canadian Press
OTTAWA — CN Rail, at the urging of Chinese-owned Nexen Inc., is considering shipping Alberta bitumen to Prince Rupert, B.C., by rail in quantities matching the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, documents show. Internal memos obtained by Greenpeace under the Access to Information Act show the rail carrier raised the proposal last March with Natural Resources Canada. “Nexen Inc. is reportedly working with CN to examine the transportation of crude oil on CN’s railway to Prince Rupert, B.C., to be loaded onto tankers for export to Asia,’’ states a departmental briefing note setting up the March 1 meeting. An attached CN presentation paper notes that “CN has ample capacity to run seven trains per day to match Gateway’s proposed capacity.’’ CN is denying it has made a specific proposal for Prince Rupert but says it will consider any such project as it comes up. Greenpeace provided the documents to The Canadian Press. The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry crude oil to Kitimat, B.C., has met fierce opposition from First Nations and environmentalists. Greenpeace researcher Keith Stewart said the CN rail pitch has the appearance of a “Plan B’’ in case Northern Gateway is blocked, but that it raises “the same or greater risks.’’ The horrific Lac-Megantic, Que., disaster in July, which claimed 47 lives when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, has focused intense scrutiny on the burgeoning oilby-rail industry. Some 5.5 million litres of oil either burned
or leaked into the environment in Lac-Megantic. The fire burned for four days. A spokesman for CN Rail told The Canadian Press in an email that “no specific crude-byrail project to Prince Rupert (was) discussed’’ at the March meeting with Natural Resources Canada. The company “does not disclose publicly its commercial discussions with customers,’’ Mark Hallman said in the email. “CN will continue to explore new opportunities to move crude oil safely and efficiently to markets,’’ Hallman wrote. “The company will consider concrete crude-by-rail proposals, including any specific project to move crude to Prince Rupert. However, there is no infrastructure in place at Prince Rupert to transfer crude oil from train tank cars to vessels.’’ The documents obtained by Greenpeace show Ottawa was intensely interested in oil by rail, at least prior to the Quebec accident. “NRCan is currently meeting with Transport Canada to mutually understand how rail could be part of a solution to current market access challenges,’’ says an undated memorandum for Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver. The memo describes rail as “an increasingly viable option’’ and states that carriers Canadian Pacific and CN “have indicated that the potential to increase rail movements of crude oil is theoretically unlimited.’’ Rail officials had indicated that a project to bring crude to port for tanker export “is likely in future.’’ A separate memo for International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Dennis Lebel, then the transport minister, assets that Transport Canada “has identified no
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major safety concerns with the increased oil on rail capacity in Canada, nor with the safety of tank cars ...’’ The memo states that “transportation of oil by rail does not trigger the need for a federal environmental assessment’’ but notes that “proposals to construct new infrastructure to support the activity’’ may require an assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The “Departmental
Position’’ on oil by rail is entirely blacked out from the memo. Greenpeace’s Stewart said the Lac-Megantic tragedy revealed that federal safety regulations hadn’t kept pace with the oil-by-rail boom. “If the government or industry imagines they can use these regulatory loopholes to do an endrun around opposition to tar sands moving through those lands or waters, they will be in for a rude awakening,’’ said Stewart.
CN Rail is considering shipping Alberta bitumen to Prince Rupert by rail, documents show.
Regional District of East Kootenay
You Are Invited! AREA E
Wednesday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm Wasa Community Hall
Monday, September 30, 2013 – 7:00pm Steeplesview Community Hall
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Volunteer of the Year Presentation
7:00pm - 8:45pm - Town Hall Meeting
Please join us as we recognize Area E Volunteers of the Year Orlena and Hugh Campbell for all of their volunteer efforts. Refreshments & cake will be served.
This meeting will feature a Director’s Report from Area C Director Rob Gay, information on the East Kootenay Energy Diet and an introductory presentation on a proposed land use planning project for the Mayook and Wardner areas.
7:30pm - 8:45pm - Town Hall Meeting
Additional Area C Town Hall meetings will be held in Moyie & Cranbrook in early October.
The Town Hall meeting will include an update from Director Jane Walter and staff on the Financial Plan, Mosquito Control, and more.
We hope to see you there!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Baynes Lake Fuel Treatment Program 2013 The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) invites proposals on two blocks that are proposed for fuel treatment with a total area of 52.1 Ha. The proposed treatment involves mastication in preparation for a prescribed burn. Work must be completed by May 1, 2014. The goal of the treatment is to protect the community from wildfire. SEALED ENVELOPES marked, “Regional District of East Kootenay - Baynes Lake Operational Fuel Treatment 2013.09 Price Offer” will be received by the Emergency Services Coordinator, Regional District of East Kootenay, 19 – 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 until 2:00 pm local time on October 11, 2013. Please quote title in subject line if sending by email to email@example.com. The Request for Proposal packages may be obtained as of September 13, 2013 from the Cranbrook RDEK office during regular office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) and are available online at www.rdek.bc.ca or on BC Bid’s website. A site meeting and field tour is mandatory and will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:00 am. The meeting will be held at the intersection of Jaffray-Baynes Lake Road and Sweet Road. Those planning to attend the meeting must submit an RFP receipt confirmation form, which is located in the tender package. The Regional District reserves the right to arbitrarily accept or reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities at its own discretion. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing the Regional District reserves the right to arbitrarily reject any bid submitted by a contractor that has a disputed account against or due by the Regional District or against whom the Regional District has a disputed account. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted and the Regional District reserves the right to negotiate terms and conditions with the successful Bidder. Melody Munro, RDEK Emergency Services Coordinator
19 - 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rdek.bc.ca
12 BOOTHS LEFT- $150.00 same price for 5 years. 2 corner booths available 175.00 — will sell right till the end!! High attendance numbers, fun for the whole family!
MARYSVILLE ARENA Saturday Sept. 28, 10-6 Sunday Sept. 29,11-4
Call Bev 250-427-7876 or email email@example.com