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The Colour Guard from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24 in Cranbrook, leads the way out of Rotary Park following Cranbrook’s Remembrance Day ceremonies on Monday, Nov. 11. A huge crowd turned out for the ceremonies, on a bright and balmy autumn day. See more, Page 15.
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IT’S COOKIE DOUGH SEASON IN CRANBROOK: Last week saw the arrival of $20,000 worth of cookie dough and sundry foodstuffs to Parkland School, which the students have sold to the community as a fundraising effort for the school bands. The junior band is raising funds for a trip to Seattle, the junior band is heading to Edmonton. Above, left to right: Students Natalie Umpherville, Jazmine Beaulac, Ally Black and Rachel Hubick stand amidst the accumulated boxes they helped organize, prior to distribution around the community. Bon Appetit, everybody.
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Acclaimed musicians Lily String Quarter will perform in Cranbrook on Sunday, Nov.17. Golden pianist Sue Gould will join Lily String Quartet members Also on stage will be double bassist Matt Heller, currently a member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
and founder of the Classical Revolution. “Playing with a great bass player is such an awesome thing to do,” said the cellist of Lily String Quartet, Andrea Case. “The bass is often relegated in our thoughts to the back of the orchestra, but its depth and richness in a small group is incredible. It shakes up your
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sense of what low means and totally changes the cello’s role, usually the lowest voice in a quartet.” Lily String Quartet with Matt Heller and Sue Gould will perform their concert “Lilies at the Bass of the Rockies” on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook. Tickets are $20 for an adult, $15 for a senior or student. Music students and kids under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.lilyquartet.com.
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We’ve Moved Dr. W. Dean Nish 40 12th Ave. N. Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 3V7
After 21 years in the Green Clinic, Dr. Dean Nish and his friendly staff are pleased to announce the opening of their New Dental Office as of October 21, 2013. We look forward to seeing you in our bright, modern new facility. The office is located on the corner of the 4-way stop at 2nd St. N. & Kootenay Street (across from the Public Library & next to the parking lot of Baker Street Mall). We are happy to accept new patients, so tell your family & friends about us. Our phone number will remain 250.426.2322
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Doctor shortage a serious concern Elected officials question Interior Health about step to recruit family physicians to the East Kootenay
“I can tell you that of the 1,100 or 1,200 people who don’t have doctors, they would go anywhere to get a doctor, whether it’s a walkin clinic or a doctor who takes patients. To leave those people unattended is just not going to work.” John Kettle KERHD Chair
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“The most important factors for recruiting to rural (areas) are that there is a job for their spouse, that there are good schools and recreation activities for the kids,” said Dr. Yakimov. Some communities with a physician shortage, such as Nelson, are turning to a walk-in clinic as a solution so that people who are not able to get a family doctor can still receive medical attention without having to go to the hospital. Doctors who work at a walk-in clinic enjoy benefits that regular
Dr. Peggy Yakimov
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Captain Kirk Green of the Salvation Army (left) presents a $1,000 donation to Amy Woodland Elementary principal Aaron Thorn on Friday, November 8. The donation will support the school’s breakfast program, which provides a nutritious start to the day for around 30 children each day.
“The most important factors for recruiting to rural (areas) are that there is a job for their spouse, that there are good schools and recreation activities for the kids.”
family physicians do not, Dr. Yakimov said. “The physicians that work there have a very cushy life. They don’t have to be on call, they don’t have to follow their patients into hospital, they don’t have to be available for their patients. They go and they work whatever their hours are for the day, then they go home and that’s the end of their work day.” But walk-in clinics “siphon off easy stuff”, Dr. Yakimov said, leaving time-consuming, less lucrative medical problems for the full service family doctors. “This leads to burnout of the full service family physicians and an inability for them to sustain their income at a level that makes them happy.” In rural communities, family physicians take turns manning the hospital’s emergency department. Physicians at a walk-in clinic are not required to work at the hospital. “These guys come in and they don’t work there, and they sit in the community and they take off the easy stuff and they don’t contribute. That causes a loss of morale amongst the physicians working in the community and a lack of cohesion amongst the medical staff,” said Dr. Yakimov. What’s more, patients who visit a walk-in clinic do not receive the same long-term care that they do from a family doctor. “That doctor may never have seen you before, may not know anything about you, doesn’t have that sense about you that your family practitioner has about you, who looks at you and knows you’re not well just by looking at you. You don’t get that in a walk-in clinic,” she said.
Local elected officials are worried about people in the community who aren’t able to find a family doctor. The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District board of directors met with a representative of Interior Health Authority earlier this month to talk about what is being done to recruit family doctors to East Kootenay communities. During her presentation to the board on Friday, November 1, Dr. Peggy Yakimov began by going over physician vacancies around the region. Cranbrook is short two family doctors, while two more vacancies have recently be filled. A position in internal medicine has also been filled. However, there is an upcoming vacancy in general surgery, and the regional hospital is short one anesthetist, despite a $100,000 incentive. There is one vacancy for a family doctor in Kimberley. In Fernie, there is a shortage of a general surgeon. There are no vacancies in Invermere. Like Cranbrook, Creston is short two family doctors. According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, there are four doctors accepting new patients in Kimberley, but only one in Cranbrook. Dr. Yakimov explained the various incentives offered by the B.C. Medical Association and the Ministry of Health, including increased fees, an annual flat lump sum payment, locum support so physicians can take time off, continuing medical education support and relocation expenses. But, Dr. Yakimov said, enticing a doctor to move to a rural community is not usually about
money. “Those incentives – they are fun, but that’s not what gets them here. It’s not dollars and that has been very clearly shown,” she said. Physicians, like many other professionals, seek a work-life balance, she went on.
Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff
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KERHD questions IH about At the Cranbrook Library physician recruitment
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New this week is John Grisham’s ‘Sycamore Row’—a direct sequel to his first published book, ‘A Time To Kill.’ Fans of Louisa May Alcott should enjoy Lauren Baratz-Logsted’s latest novel, ‘Little Women and Me.’ When a modern teenager is unable to change her own family, she tries her hand at changing the characters in ‘Little Women.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story Time is 10 and 11 am. Both will be all about Loud & Quiet. Scrapping Good Time returns to the Library! Join fellow scrapbookers for fun and instruction. Instructors in 2014 will be Yvonne Vigne and Melitta Ball. Cost is still $15.00 with cookies and tea and the project supplies provided. Dates are: Mondays, November 25, January 20, February 24, March 25 and April 22, 2014, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Cost is still $15.00 with cookies and tea and the project supplies provided. Please bring your own tools and adhesive. New to the Library
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232.901 ASLAN, REZA Zealot: the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth 304.2 WEISMAN, ALAN Countdown: our last best hope for a future on Earth 330.973001 GREENSPAN, ALAN The map and the territory: risk, human nature, and the future of forecasting 341.6 EL-HAI, JACK The Nazi and the psychiatrist 909.821 EMMERSON, CHARLES 1913: in search of the world before the great war 973.70971 BOYKO, JOHN Blood and daring: how Canada fought the American Civil War and forged a nation 976.335064 FINK, SHERRI Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital B LAW LAWLESS, WENDY Chanel bonfire: a memoir
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Ursula Brigl, Chief Librarian of the Cranbrook Public Library, receives a cheque for $5,587.68 from Venie Webster, Friends of the Library Volunteer. These funds, from the Fall Book Sale, will be used to puchase new collection materials for the Library. A huge thank you to all who supported this event. Catalog are ‘electronic editions’ of various titles. If the title you are looking for states ‘electronic resource,’ simply click on the URL below it to be taken to our Overdrive E-Book site. This eliminates having to maneuver through and check two separate catalogs for a desired title. Please contact Library staff if you have any questions. On display this month is the fantastic Fibre Art of Darlene Purnell. Adult Newly Acquired: Food – Mary MacCartney Command & Control – Eric Schlosser Grain Brain – David Perlmutter The Once & Future World – J.B. MacKinnon The Book of Matt – Stephen Jimenez A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen I Don’t Know – Leah Hagen Cohen Handi-Guide to British Columbia’s OHS Regulations Consolidated Native Law Statues, Regulations & Treaties 2012 Annotated British Columbia Incapacity Planning Legislation Sycamore Row – John Grisham (fic) The Walking Dead: Fall of the Governor – Robert Kirkman (fic)
The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury – Robert Kirkman (fic) Fifteen Minutes – Karen Kingsbury (fic) The Quarry – Ian M. Banks (fic) A Seaside Christmas – Sherryl Woods (fic) Worst. Person. Ever. – Douglas Coupland (fic) Blood & Beauty: The Borgias – Sarah Dunant (fic) We Are Water – Wally Lamb (fic) Fingal O’Reilly – Patrick Taylor (fic) Dark Witch – Nora Roberts (fic) The Harem Midwife – Roberta Rich (fic) Three Sisters – Susan Mallery (fic) Classified – Fern Michaels (fic) Mirage – Clive Cussler (fic) Winners – Daniel Steele (fic) Dexter’s Final Cut – Jeff Lindsay (mys) The Bones of Paris – Laurie King (mys) Declan’s Cross – Carla Neggers (mys) After Dead – Charlaine Harris (mys) Refusal: A Dick Francis Novel – Felix Francis (mys) Sisterhood of Dune – Brain Herbert (sci fic) How to Marry A Millionaire (DVD) The Sven Year Itch (DVD) Bus Stop (DVD)
There’s No Business Like Show Business (DVD) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (DVD) Live Free or Die Hard (DVD) Act of Will (DVD) Voice of the Heart (DVD) Castle: Complete Fourth Season (DVD)
Young Adult & Children’s: Elegy – Amanda Hocking (ya fic) Seven Minutes in Heaven – Sara Shepard (ya fic) Hide and Seek – Sara Shepard (ya fic) Imperfect Spiral – Debbi Levy (ya fic) Allegiant – Veronica Roth (ya fic) Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas (ya fic) Little Women & Me – Lauren Baratz-Logsted (ya fic) Born of Illusion – Teri Brown (ya fic) Poison Princess – Kresley Cole (ya fic) For Darkness Shows the Stars – Dianna Peterfreund (ya fic)
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The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by 310613 BC Ltd. (Three Bars Ranch) to amend the Wycliffe Zoning and Floodplain Management Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will permit up to 335m2 of bunkhouse style accommodation for seasonal guest ranch staff. The subject property is located at 9430 Wycliffe - Perry Creek Road. Bylaw No. 2500 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Wycliffe Zoning and Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 2256, 2010 – Amendment Bylaw No. 6, 2013 (Wycliffe / 310613 BC Ltd.)” will amend the text of the RR-60 zone to permit up to a maximum of 335 m2 of bunkhouse style accommodation for seasonal guest ranch staff on District Lot 14299, Kootenay District. A public hearing will be held at: Regional District of East Kootenay 19 - 24th Ave S, Cranbrook, BC Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area C, and the City of Cranbrook. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Tracy Van de Wiel, Planning Technician at 250-489-0306, toll free at 1-888-478-7335, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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service we can for our patients,” said Kettle. “I can tell you that of the 1,100 or 1,200 people who don’t have doctors, they would go anywhere to get a doctor, whether it’s a walk-in clinic or a doctor who takes patients. To leave those people unattended is just not going to work.” He encouraged elected officials representing every community in the East Kootenay to look into walkin clinics. “The reality is, we have to look at other options if the doctors that are currently serving us don’t provide the answers to those problems,” said Kettle. “We’re talking about the welfare of people who can’t get a doctor and who need one. So I would urge anyone here who has an opportunity to look at options in your community that you do so expeditiously. These people are not being served, and we are not serving them well if we sit back and watch this happen.”
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Continued from page 3 But John Kettle, chair of the hospital district board, said that’s a non-issue because people who can’t get a family doctor don’t have that level of care when they have to go to the emergency department instead. “The reality is, when you go to emergency, you don’t see the same doctor either. He doesn’t have your history. And yet when you need a medical, you can’t get one because you don’t have a doctor,” said Kettle. He cautioned Interior Health not to refer to financial pros and cons when talking about health care for people who can’t get a family doctor. “Because to me, what we are supposed to be providing is the best
Tuesday, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
New Email scam hits Cranbrook S a lly Mac D on al d Townsman Staff
There’s a new email scam doing the rounds in Cranbrook. The local RCMP learnt about it on October 25 and have issued a warning. A business person told Cranbrook police that they received an email from a couple in
India wanting to rent a venue in Cranbrook. “The scam involved the victim using the scammer’s credit card, where an amount for the rental and a translator for the couple was to be charged up front on the credit card,” said Cpl. Pat Prefontaine. “This was as far as the scam went as the
intended victim felt the intended business practice was suspicious and no crime was committed.” The pattern is common, he continued. The scam will have the victim, under the guise of a business deal, either cash a cheque or charge a credit card for one reason or another. Then
the scammer will ask the victim to return all or a portion of the withdrawn cash to the scammer. “This all happens in quick order and on many occasions either
the cheque is no good or the credit card reverses the charges and the victim becomes responsible for the cash which has been withdrawn,” said Cpl. Prefontaine.
“Cranbrook RCMP would like to remind the public to be wary of any requests for business from anyone or any company you do not know, especially if it is received on the inter-
net.” You can report scams such as this to Cranbrook RCMP at 250489-3471 or through East Kootenay Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222TIPS.
Recruitment for Committees 2014 City of Cranbrook There are several opportunities for public participation and involvement in the City of Cranbrook advisory committees listed below.
SD5 announces new principal, vice-principal appointments Submit ted
Students at Steeples Elementary School in Cranbrook recently welcomed David Martin as temporary principal for the school, the Board of Trustees for School District 5 announced. Martin was appointed principal by the School District 5 (SD5) Board in late September, following the unexpected medical leave of Steeples’ current principal, Wendy Hogg. Born in Kimberley, Martin received his Bachelor of Education (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria in 1995 and his Master’s Degree in Administration and Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2008. Martin started working with SD5 in 1998, following a two-year teaching position in Lillooet, BC. Martin leaves his current post as vice-principal at Laurie Middle School to accept this appointment . According to SD5 Board chair, Frank
Lento, Martin has previous experience as principal of an elementary school, having served when necessary as acting principal for Pinewood Elementary School in the 2012-13 school year. “While it’s never ideal to switch principals/vice principals once a school year has begun, sometimes it’s unavoidable” says Lento. “We’re pleased that David was willing to step up as principal for Steeples. His track record in leadership along with his prior experience as acting principal of an elementary school make him an ideal choice.” Replacing Martin, as acting vice-principal at Laurie Middle School is Jill Carley, who has taught at Laurie since 2004. Born and raised in Cranbrook, Carley follows in the footsteps of her parents who were both teachers for SD5. According to Lento, Carley was another
ideal choice. “It was important to the Board that we appoint a teacher from Laurie to act as vice principal. The middle school years can be a real transition for our kids and we didn’t want to add to that challenge by introducing into a leadership position someone the kids didn’t already know. Carley provides the stability we were looking for and she has a track record of taking on leadership roles within the school.” During her time at Laurie school, Carley has volunteered as athletic director and coach, teacher advisor of the Student Council and the Yearbook and has assisted in the technological professional development of teachers at other schools and the College of the Rockies. For information on programs or activities at Steeples Elementary or Laurie Middle School please visit the SD5 website at sd5.bc.ca or contact the school directly.
Membership is open to residents of the City of Cranbrook. Advisory Planning Commission The Advisory Planning Commission advises Council on matters respecting land use, community planning or proposed bylaws and permits. Two positions are available. Board of Variance The Board of Variance is an independent body formed pursuant to the provisions of Section 899 of the Local Government Act. The Board considers requests for minor variances to the City of Cranbrook’s Zoning Bylaw regarding the siting, size and dimensions of buildings. The Board considers whether compliance with zoning regulations would create undue hardship resulting from aspects of the site as opposed to those which are personal to, or generated by, the property owner. One position is available. Cranbrook in Motion The Cranbrook in Motion Committee was formed to examine transportation planning and policy issues facing the City. There is a significant relationship between transportation, land use, social needs, traffic safety, parking and the environment. The Committee will examine these connections, in the context of both short term and long term planning, and provide recommendations to City Council for all modes of local mobility. One position is available Cranbrook Public Library Board Members of the Library Board and their successors in office are a corporation with the powers and duties given under the Library Act. Six positions are available. Economic Development Committee The Economic Development Committee provides advice and recommendations to Council on the City’s economic development strategy, Cranbrook’s competitive position, emerging economic development priorities and opportunities, and ensuring a sustainable resilient economy. Two positions are available. Applicants shall represent one of the following economic sectors: Energy and Natural Resources; Tourism, Arts & Culture. Environment and Utilities Committee The Environment and Utilities Committee provides advice and assistance to Council in the enhancement, restoration, management and protection of the City’s utilities and its built and natural environments, as well as ensuring that the community is planned to provide for environmental sustainability. Two positions are available. Highway 3/95 Revitalization Committee The Committee will identify opportunities to improve the attractiveness of the highway corridor (highway 3/95 – Cranbrook St and Van Horne St within City limits and prepare recommendations for improvement including consideration of the functional requirements of Highway 3/95 and its accesses as well as its relation to adjacent land uses and the broader community. The Committee’s focus will be to make recommendations aimed at making the highway corridor aimed at making the highway corridor more attractive to the travelling public including consideration of public and private lands. Two positions for business owners of businesses located on Highway 3/95 in Cranbrook and one position for representative from the public-at-large are available. Family and Community Services The Family and Community Services Committee provides advice to Council on issues of importance to senior, youth, homeless people and physically challenged. The objective of the committee is to provide information and insight on creating a livable, diverse and inclusive community. One position is available. Key City Theatre Society The City of Cranbrook appoints two of the nine directors of the Key City Theatre Society. City appointed directors will be expected to provide regular reports to Cranbrook City Council on the operations of the Key City Theatre Society. Two positions are available. Wellness and Heritage Committee The Wellness and Heritage Committee provides advice to Council on priorities for planning and policy development with regards to sports, arts, leisure, culture, heritage, parks, and recreation facilities and activities. One position is available for a youth representative. Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee The committee examines the issues related to urban deer within the boundaries of the City of Cranbrook and continues to maintain and monitor an ongoing management plan and report to Council. One position is available. Terms of reference for all the committees are available on the City’s website – www.cranbrook.ca
ACTIVE BURNING NOVEMBER 6-30, 2013 As part of our Community Wildfire Fuels Management Program and through a grant from UBCM (Union of British Columbia Municipalities) the City of Kimberley will be treating two units in the Kimberley Nature Park. The Units are located between Upper Army Road and the Kimberley Nordic Trails and West of Duck Pond north of Forest Crowne.
Interested individuals are invited to submit a Volunteer Application form available at City Hall or the City’s website – www.cranbrook.ca. Applications will be accepted at City Hall (attention Maryse Leroux) or by email email@example.com , no later than Friday, November 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. local time.
Contractors will be burning piles created from the fuels mitigation hazard reduction project completed this fall. The pile burning will start November 6 and be completed by the end of November 2013. The area is signed as active burning and the public is asked to stay clear of the area while the work is being completed. The City of Kimberley would like to thank you for your cooperation. For additional information contact the Fire Department at 427-4114 or visit the Kimberley Nature Park website.
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t occurred to me as I watched the faces pointed through patronage can further of veterans yesterday that they still very bilk the Canadian taxpayer, in addition to clearly remember what it was like to be the generous salary, benefits and pension in battle, to put their life on the line. Their they already receive? For the right of an contribution to all of our lives is a profound out-of-control man with obvious addicone, and as always, I was happy to see the tion issues to continue to inflict his insane denial on the people who large crowds at the cenoelected him? To allow a taph. great city — though it pains I am especially happy me to say it — to drift withto see people bringing out leadership while the young children to the anCarolyn mayor simply refuses to nual ceremony. It is so Grant face reality? very important that NoThey fought for this? Oy. vember 11 never become Democracy is not perjust another stat holiday. Bringing your children to the ceremony is fect. It is far from perfect. But it is always one of the only ways to ensure that never argued that at least it gives people a happens, that each succeeding genera- choice, a measure of control over those tion gives those who served, and continue who rule. And it does. We can vote the bums out in the next election. Even Rob to serve, the honour they deserve. Wars are fought for many reasons, not Ford, who as of last Friday, was still vowalways as simple as ‘saving democracy’. ing to run next year, will have to face the The grand machinations of geo-politics voters. But not those appointed to the are so very complex. Who knew that the Senate. They will never face the voters, assassination of an obscure archduke and that perhaps is what gives some of would set off World War I? But the sol- them the notion that they are above the diers who enlisted weren’t fighting to re- law. Most politicians are governed by the venge an assassination. They were fight knowledge that their constituents will for home, for country, for democracy. hold them accountable. Even those apFor democracy. And as I looked at those faces yester- pealing to just their base — as Mayor Ford day, I thought – they fought for this? For a is so obviously doing — need to appease non-elected Senate where fat-cats ap- that base on election day. And I think
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— hope — that Ford’s base will give him a sound spanking next year when the mayoral elections are held in Toronto. If they don’t, you will be hearing from me again. But in the Senate, there is no real accountability. We don’t elect them, therefore they don’t owe us anything. An elected Senate is the dream, but one of the reasons we have never gone there is the difficult process of deciding how many senators each province or territory would have. Rep by pop would give Ontario a huge numbers advantage in the upper chamber. On the other hand, is it fair for PEI to have as many senators as Ontario? So Senate reform is a thorny issue. It was suggested to me the other day that we would have just as effective a Senate — if not possibly more effective — if the process was simply open to lottery. Any Canadian could enter to win say a five-year term as a senator, complete with the big salary and perks. I think we’d have as good a chance of having quality people that way as through the current system, which has produced some not very quality people. At least it would be sort of democratic. Which is what our veterans fought for. Carolyn Grant is Editor of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin
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Bennett rejects report of ALR demise To m Fle tc her Black Press
VICTORIA – News reports suggesting the B.C. government is considering dismantling the Agricultural Land Commission are not accurate, the minister in charge of the government’s “core review” says. A plan outlined in documents leaked to the <I>Globe and Mail</I> this week is “so secret that I don’t even know about it myself,” Energy Minister Bill Bennett said in an interview. “We’re not even considering blowing up the ALC, or bringing it inside government.” Bennett said agricultural land commissioners will continue to decide on applications to amend the land reserve, established 40 years ago to protect farmland from development. Bennett refused to comment on the suggestion that the province could be divided into two zones with different processes. But he said he is aware of many cases outside the southwestern part of B.C. where obviously unfarmable land remains locked in the reserve. Part of the problem
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A farmer prepares his field in Delta. Debate has continued for decades about the agricultural land reserve’s function outside B.C.’s main farming regions of the Okanagan and southwest, where development pressure is high. has been a lack of funding to the commission, Bennett said. The current budget adds $4 million to the commission’s budget over three years. “It’s not all their fault, it’s the way the legislation is written, it’s the way their policies have developed,” Bennett said. “All of those things add up to a lot of questionable decisions being made, and certainly not in areas where they have good agricul-
tural land like Richmond and south Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan.” Bennett also rejected the suggestion that the Oil and Gas Commission would overrule the ALC on decisions in B.C.’s northeast. The OGC already has some authority on land use, and its role in the review is “tiny,” he said. NDP leader Adrian Dix accused the government of hiding its inten-
tions before the May election. “After commending two separate reviews that called for the ALC to be strengthened before the election, the Liberals are now conspiring to undermine it,” Dix said. Metro Vancouver mayors, facing the most pressure to expand development, expressed alarm. “Certainly it’s disturbing if they’re throwing it out the window,”
said Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters. She said some ALR boundaries need adjustment, but beyond that, her main concerns are that the commission has been underfunded to do its job and that more effort is needed to help support the viability of farming. “It has problems, but it has its place,” Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin said of the ALR. “It protects us from ourselves.”
The postcards from the past “Time does not catch up with you; it just hangs around until you barge into it again.” Confusion.
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omehow I doubt that any of my aging readers cannot remember when there was virtually no tele-communication going on between folk. Back then, when a person went on a holiday or away from home, communication with loved ones was by postcard, messages that invariably arrived at their destinations weeks after the writers had arrived home. I can remember sending cards — despite the enormous cost and effort involved — to my parents when I travelled anywhere away from my usual haunts and recently I learned that my strange sister — aren’t they all? — had amassed a large number of them. Apparently, Mum kept all the cards that her children sent to her and Dad, and so, after our mother’s demise, her faithful daughter took on the task. She showed them to me when I last visited her and her large family in Toronto. We spent a pleasant hour or so with them and a bottle of cheap wine. My early travels were invariably towards mountainous country but one thing that struck me as I picked my way through those cards was that I have always been more interested in the people I met on my
travels than the places I visited, despite sensational scenery. Another fact that I noticed was my ability to squeeze far more than the average 50 words on the standard card. Interestingly enough, some European countries made a person pay more for extra words so that we experimented with the English language. Apparently, ‘havingagoodtime’ or ‘foodisawful’ didn’t strike German or Swiss post masters as strange. One of the earliest cards was written in Scotland on Peter the back of a gorgeous picof the famous high Warland ture point, Ben Nevis bathed in sunlight. Back then we used to believe that all Scottish cards were photographed on the same day, the one when the sun emerged for a few hours. Fort William, July 5th 1951. Drove past Loch Lomond yesterday. Didn’t see it. Didn’t see much of Glen Coe either. Wandered about on the top of Ben Nevis today and became lost. Came down the wrong side and had to hike for miles. Had haggis for dinner. Ugh! Johnnie tried beating it to death with a big stone. Probably haggis for breakfast ad nauseam. Chamonix, France, July 5th 1952. Fell in love with a French girl today. Her name is Yvette and she is either eight or nine years old. I shall wait for her. Climbed our first glacier yesterday and bagged our first peak. At the Alpine Club lodge we discovered a
big man sitting on a table holding forth in French with an English accent. His audience looked bored. They were mostly Germans. Calvi, Corsica, June, 1953. Climbed Monte Cinto and Monte D’Oro during last week. Encountered some friendly shepherds, who spoke some sort of bastard Italian, but I used my bastard French on them and we managed linguistically. They asked us if we were worried about bandits but not to worry. The bandit chief had recently married the police chief’s daughter. Wonder what sort of language Napoleon spoke. Bareges, Pyrennees, August 1954. Jean (my wife by then) and I arrived from Lourdes today. Horrible place full of religious memorabilia. Everyone with hands out for money. French railways on strike so most of our party didn’t arrive but two women, one a head-mistress, rolled up on a Norton 500. Assume we’ll head off into the Pyrenees tomorrow. Going to be interesting camping. Montreal, Canada, August 1955. Sailed serenely up the St Lawrence River today. Hurricane Diane almost a memory. Flat country, tiny houses (shacks?) huge churches. Who pays for them? Passengers that were sea-sick now getting in our way. We’re no longer ping-pong champs. Pam (my sister) and hubby met us here. Sweltering hot. Think we’re already missing English summers.
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Crafts, unique gifts, portrait sittings with Jodi L’Heureux, kid’s corner & more! Call Lisa Cox (250)427.4651 for more info or to book a table. DANCE SOCIAL Nov 16 to “OLD SPICE’ at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL, 2 St. S. at 7 pm. Held on 3rd Saturdays. Refreshments served. Open Jam on Nov 30 is a must for everyone! 1:30 - 4:00. 250.489. 2720 Cranbrook United Church Fall Tea, & Bake Sale will be held Saturday Nov. 16 2013 from 2-4 PM at # 2 -12th Ave South. Everyone welcome. The Marysville School PAC is pleased to host the 6th Annual Fall Market on Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the school gym. Crafts, unique gifts, portrait sittings, kid’s corner and more! Call Lisa @ (250)427.4651for more info or to book a table. All Saints Anglican Church, Kimberley. Annual Christmas Tea and bake sale, with craft table and Purdy’s Chocolates order forms. Saturday, Nov 16th from 1:00-3:00 PM in the church hall (360 Leadenhall Street). Everyone welcome. 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B.C. loses control, Roughriders complete a 29-25 comeback JENNIFER GR AHAM Canadian Press
REGINA - For the first three quarters of the CFL West Division semifinal, quarterback Travis Lulay appeared on the verge of leading the B.C. Lions to victory. But the fourth quarter belonged to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and quarterback Darian Durant. “In the fourth quarter, there were two drives that ended just out of field goal range and that ultimately that was the difference,” said Lulay after the Lions fell 29-25 Sunday. “That’s tough, but that’s playoff football. It’s never going to be easy, you know. It’s always going to be a game of just a handful of plays here or there. And unfortunately for us, their offence made the plays late that our offence couldn’t.” It was the first time Lulay had faced the Riders this season because he was out with a shoulder injury. Saskatchewan was on the scoreboard first with a field goal in the first quarter, but the Lions roared back with a touchdown. B.C. held the lead until late into the fourth quarter, controlling the
tempo of the game. But a field goal with 4:57 left put the Roughriders on top, 2625. Another field goal with 28 seconds left clinched the Riders’ win. There was stunned silence and players were hanging their heads in the B.C. locker-room after the game. “Things felt in control and it just kind of slipped away in the very end and it’s not something that you know, we were slacking off because we had control. It just happened to be that they made plays and we didn’t,” said B.C. linebacker Adam Bighill, who was playing middle linebacker in place of the injured Solomon Elimimian. “It’s really tough to swallow. I mean it’s a playoff game, we’re done ... we’re not ready to be done,” he added. When asked if there was anything that B.C. could have done differently, Bighill said: “Stop Darian Durant from running the ball.” At halftime, B.C. had rushed for 162 yards, while holding the Riders to just 35 yards. The Lions had more total rushing yards in the game, 213 yards to Saskatchewan’s 170 yards.
Ticats beat Montreal in OT, head into CFL East finals DAN R ALPH Canadian Press
GUELPH, Ont. - With the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ season hanging in the balance, rookie quarterback Dan LeFevour delivered. LeFevour’s two-yard TD run in overtime rallied Hamilton to a thrilling 19-16 win over the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division semifinal Sunday. The six-foot-three, 230-pound LeFevour handled the ball on six of Hamilton’s eight snaps in overtime after Montreal went ahead 16-13 on Sean Whyte’s 34-yard field goal. All were runs - including two successful third-down gambles - and an 11-yard scamper that took the Ticats
to the Alouettes’ twoyard line to set up LeFevour’s game-winning TD. LeFevour’s touchdown secured Hamilton’s first home playoff win since ‘01 and prompted teammates to hoist him on to their shoulders, something the former Central Michigan star was uncomfortable with. “I was telling them to put me down actually,” the humble LeFevour said. “This is a team game, shoot, the defence carried us all the way into the fourth quarter. Hank had a great drive going into the wind. “I really feel I was a small piece . . . everyone put in their two cents today.”
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Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon shoots the puck on net while Spokane Chiefs captain Reid Gow attempts to make a block during WHL action at Western Financial Place on Saturday night.
Eastern teams on the lookout for Ice After homestand, Kootenay opens first major road trip with a win over the Calgary Hitmen TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
After wrapping up a home stand, the Kootenay Ice have hit the road for their first major trip of the season. The Ice played out their last few games in their home barn over the weekend against the Red Deer Rebels and the Spokane Chiefs, before facing Hitmen in Calgary on Monday. Afterwards, they’ll challenge the Swift Current Brocos, the Prince Albert Raiders and the Saskatoon Blades over the next six days. After a lacklustre performance against Brent Sutter’s squad, which ended at a 3-0 loss, Kootenay responded with a 3-2 victory over the Chiefs and a 5-1 win over the Hitmen. The wins have put Kootenay into fifth place in the Eastern Conference, tied at 24 points with the Hitmen in front and the Raiders behind. Wyatt Hoflin stepped up to take over starting duties, with Skapski recovering from a lower-body injury. Kootenay prospect Jayden Sittler has been recalled from the Red Deer Opti-
mist Chiefs in the AMHL, and will join the team for just under two weeks. Hoflin backstopped the team over all three games, earning the victories against the Chiefs and Hitmen. “The guys are stepping up around him, but he’s had to make some saves and he’s done a good job, he looks confident and everyday he’s in the net, he looks more confident,” said McGill, following the win over Calgary. Ice captain Sam Reinhart noted the same thing following the victory over the Chiefs. “He’s stepped up huge for us in the last couple games.” Kootenay also continues to miss the services of defenceman Tanner Faith and Zach McPhee, both of whom are out of the lineup with undisclosed upper-body injures. Red Deer played a physical game and shut down the Ice on Friday evening. Cole Chourney scored in the first period for an early lead, which was padded by Rhyse Dieno and Connor Bleackley in the third
frame. Patrik Bartosak made 19 saves for the shutout, while Holfin turned away 25 shots in defeat. “I don’t think we were mentally ready, as a team, to start,” said Ice for ward Ryan Chynoweth. “We came out a little sloppy and had moments throughout the game where we put it on, but couldn’t figure it out for a full 60 minutes, and I think it cost us tonight.”
It was school spirit night, as schools from around the local district came out to cheer on the Ice. It was the largest home crowd of the year at 2,908. Though Mitch Holmberg got a few points the following night, Kootenay did a pretty good job of shutting down the WHL’s leading scorer on
Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Chiefs. Not only did Kootenay pick up the win, but they did it without leading goal-scorer Jaedon Descheneau, who sat out as a healthy scratch. Kootenay was rewarded with a solid first-period effort late in the frame, when Luke Philp scored with a slap shot nine seconds into an Ice powerplay. Holmberg tied it up in the middle frame, ripping a high wrist shot into the corner—making it his 50th point and the first player in the CHL to reach that mark. However, Levi Cable broke the deadlock five minutes later, tipping a point shot from Landon Peel past Chiefs goaltender Eric Williams. Hoflin stood tall on a shorthanded breakaway, robbing Holmberg. The play immediately transitioned back up the ice, and Austin Vetterl sniped the twine while entering Spokane territory. Riding a 3-1 lead going into the the third period, Holmberg and Mike Aviani combined again; Aviani’s body redirecting a shot from
Holmberg that beat Holfin on the powerplay. That would seal it up for the scoring, as Kootenay defeated their first U.S. Division opponent, after losing to the TriCity Americans, Portland Winterhawks and Seattle Thunderbirds earlier in the schedule. “Consistency has been a big focus of our game this year, we’ve definitely struggled with that,” said Reinhart. “With that being said, there’s definitely some character involved with us—I don’t think we’ve lost two in a row since the first weekend. “We definitely got to get better at being consistent night in and night out, but after a game last night [Red Deer], to bounce back like this against a good team like Spokane who have a lot of offence, it shows a lot of character in our guys.” Descheneau reappeared back in the lineup on Monday afternoon in Calgary and led the team to a 5-1 victory, adding two more goals to his 2013-14 resume.
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Jack Newman of the Avalanche goes for a kill against the Capilano University Blues during a match on Saturday at the College of Rockies.
Avs feeling the blues after facing Capilano Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor
Both Avalanche teams put up a good fight, but in the end, the Capilano University Blues proved to be too tough to handle. The men put up a good battle against the reigning Pacwest champions, forcing a five-set match on Friday night, but fell short in the tiebreak. The Blues regrouped for a Saturday rematch, dispatching the Avalanche by a set score of 3-1. The women struggled in the opening match, dropping a 3-0 set score decision. The rematch on Saturday featured
closer set scores, and the ladies were very close to stealing a few sets, but the Blues prevailed. On Friday, after dropping the first two sets 17-25, 22-25), the men roared back to win the next two (25-19, 25-20) and force the tiebreak. However, the Blues were able to pull ahead and take the tiebreak at 15-8. On Saturday, the men trad-
ed sets at 22-25 and 25-22. However, the Blues came on after that and capture the next two at 13-25, 20-25 for the win. “We had lulls—moments of brilliance and lulls—and that’s what cost us,” said Avs setter Nick Schmidt. “They have a couple good servers on those teams and we have to eliminate those runs and we didn’t. “It’s tough. That’s what lost us those sets and those match-
es.” Schmidt says the Blues fielded a good server who allowed Capilan to go on a few runs but added that his Avs put up a good fight. “Yesterday [Friday], we had a lot of energy,” Schmidt said. “I actually feel our focus was better today [Saturday] in those first two sets, we came out stronger, as opposed to yesterday. “Yesterday was just a tough loss. We went in knowing they were a good team. We had a game plan, we executed the game plan for the most part, but some things don’t go your way sometimes.”
TORONTO - This is a different kind of accomplishment for Scott Niedermayer. As a player, he won everything, from youth provincial titles to four Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals. On Monday was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame with his plaque reading: “The epitome of a champion.” “When you’re competing, you’re actually in control of what’s going on,” Niedermayer said. “This is sort of a phone call and I hadn’t played hockey in three years and they give you this great honour. It feels different. It sort of sums it up, I guess, the work that you’ve done and the things you’ve accomplished as a player.” Niedermayer is in good company. The class of 2013 is the first since 2009 in which every member with NHL connections has his name on the Stanley Cup. Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan each won it three times as players, while Fred Shero won it twice as a coach. Geraldine Heaney won an Olympic gold medal and seven world championship titles with Canada.
“If you’re going into the Hall of Fame, you’re a winner, obviously, and that’s why you’re going in,” said Heaney, who is the third woman to be inducted after Cammi Granato and Angela James. “It’s such a great group of guys to be going in with. Those are the guys I watched on TV and was like, ‘Oh, wow,’ and never thought that one day I’d be sitting beside them getting in to the Hockey Hall of Fame.” Three defencemen, a power winger and an innovative coach are going into the Hall of Fame, but more than anything this group has winning in common. In addition to the Cups, each of the players won gold internationally Niedermayer, Shanahan and Heaney for Canada and Chelios for the United States. “Each one of these guys has performed at a good enough level that they could represent their country overseas among the best,” selection committee chairman Pat Quinn said. “This particular group is probably special. ... The Stanley Cup is still the key one for the selection committee, but now you do consider these other awards and championships.”
Ice kick off road Nitros pull into second place in divisional standings trip with a win over Hitmen Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor
The Kimberley Dynamiters got some revenge against the Grizzlies, but split their weekend KIJHL action with a loss to Kamloops Storm. The Nitros also did it with with only one of their two-goaltender tandem, as Mousseau guarded the crease while Tyson Brouwer helped out the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook, backing up Wyatt Hoflin. Kimberley scored four power play goals, while Jared Marchi and Eric Buckley posted hat tricks to lead the Dynamiters 7-3 over the
Grizzlies. Bryce Perpelitz and Andrew Stack also had fourpoint nights by collecting a pile of assists. Special teams ruled the first two periods of the game, as the Nitros got two powerplay goals from Marchi and Buckley, while Marchi added a shorthanded marker. Revelstoke responded in between the Dynamiters scoring with a powerplay goal from Matt MacDonald. Kimberley’s power play stayed hot in the middle frame, as Buckley and Marchi both added goals for a 5-1 lead going into the third period. Buckley completed
his hat trick in the third period at even strength, before Revestoke answered with a pair from Monty Chisholm and Brodie Buhler, who got his with the man-advantage. Brandon Bogdanek capped off the scoring with a single marker late in the game to seal up the win at 7-3. Mousseau earned the win by making 18 saves, while Aaron Brandoli took the loss for the Grizzlies with 23 stops. It was a busy night for the officials, which handed out 10 powerplays for both teams. Kimberley drew blood on four of them, while
Revelstoke capitalized on two. Leading after two periods the following night on Saturday, Kamloops kicked up a storm in the third frame to score three unanswered goals for the win. Buckley and Marchi combined for a pair of goals in the opening frame, while both teams went scoreless in the middle period. Spencer Schoech and Austin Braid scored within five minutes to tie up the affair, but Bobby Kashuba broke the deadlock to earn the win late in the game. Both teams were
scoreless with the man-advantage; Kamloops denied on six chances, while Kimberley was unable to capitalize on three opportunities. Mousseau faced a shooting gallery, turning away 40 shots, while Kimberley put 22 pucks on Wade Moyls, who picked up the win for Kamloops. Kimberley’s win pulls them ahead of the Fernie Ghostriders into second place in the Eddie Mountain Division. The Thunder Cats are three points ahead and lead the division, while the Nelson Leafs is the overall KIJHL leader.
Continued from page 8 Tim Bozon opened the scoring on a pretty passing play with Descheneau, which stands as his first marker in a Kootenay Ice uniform since joining the team eight games ago. Calder Brooks responded for the Hitmen by the end of the period for a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes. The game opened up in the second period, and for another first, Rinat Valiev scored his first career WHL goal, sniping as he patiently skated into Calgary ter-
ritory. Martin found the back of the net at evenstrength and Descheneau potted a power play goal for a 4-1 lead at the end of the frame. The Kootenay Ice triggerman added another goal with the man-advantage in the third period for a 5-1 final. “A very solid effort from start to finish,” said McGill. “Really good special teams and Wyatt Hoflin made the saves when he had to make them.”
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After 20 years of war, a good start in the Congo
an it really be as easy as that? Get Rwanda to stop supporting the rebels in eastern Congo, pay the soldiers of the Congolese army on time, send in a United Nations force that actually has orders to shoot, and presto! The bad guys surrender or flee, and a war that has lasted almost twenty years and killed up to five million Congolese is suddenly over. At least that’s the way it is playing in the media (to the extent that news about the Congo plays in the media at all), and there certainly has been a sudden change for the better. Less than a year ago the latest and one of the nastiest rebel militias, M23, actually occupied Goma, a city of one million people that is effectively the capital of eastern Congo. UN troops watched helplessly from the sidelines and the Congolese government’s army got drunk
and took revenge on civilians for its defeat, while M23 officers swaggered through the city taking whatever they wanted. It was so humiliating, so stupid and wrong, that Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to give it its proper name, stripped dozens of officers in eastern Congo of their commands and called them back to Kinshasa. Their replacements had at least a rudimentary grasp of their trade – and they have not yet been in the east long enough to develop lucrative deals with the local mining interests and the militias that feed on them. Meanwhile the “international community” (aka the United States and its friends) put heavy pressure on Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame to stop supporting M23. Recently the US even blocked
Gwynne Dyer military aid to the small but heavily armed republic, just across Lake Kivu from Goma, that has been meddling in the DRC’s affairs, sometimes even invading the east, for the past two decades. It worked: Kagame stopped answering the phone when M23 called. And the United Nations, whose 13,000 peace-keeping troops in the eastern Congo had been of no use against M23 because they had no mandate to fight, was so embarrassed that it changed the rules. A new “intervention brigade” made up of 3,000 South African, Tanzanian and Malawian troops was sent, with tanks, helicopters, drones, and full permission to use its
weapons against the rebels. Finally, M23 helped by breaking up into rival factions that fought one another. The former commander, Bosco Ntaganda, known as “the Terminator”, lost the struggle, and to save his life he fled to the US embassy in Rwanda and asked to be turned over to the International Criminal Court to face trial in The Hague on war crimes charges. His successors were just as cruel and corrupt, but less competent. The offensive against M23 started two weeks ago, with the DRC troops doing the fighting and the UN “inter-
vention brigade” in support. Apart from firing a few mortar rounds on the last day, the UN troops were not even committed to combat. On 5 November the M23 forces lost their last hilltops and surrendered or fled across the border into Uganda or Rwanda, and the war was over. Maybe. It is a huge step forward, but the peace will only last if two things happen. One is that the DRC now turns its attention to the biggest remaining militia in the east, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. The FDLR is a Hutu militia, run by the remnants of the Hutu re-
gime that carried out the genocide against Tutsis and Hutu moderates in Rwanda in 1994. Like most of the eastern Congolese militias, the FDLR makes its living by looting the local population and running protection rackets against the rich mining operations in the area, but its ultimate aim is to regain power in Rwanda. It was the presence of this force just across the border in eastern Congo that caused Rwanda to intervene in its giant neighbour in the first place. M23 was just the last of a series of Tutsi militias that Rwanda created to contain the FDLR, and if it is not destroyed the Rwandan
meddling (and the war) will resume. The other condition for a lasting peace is that the DRC’s own troops in the east of the country do not fall back into their bad old ways. There is big money to be made if they collaborate with the various militias in shaking down the mining operations, and it remains to be seen if the soldiers (and members of Kabila’s own government) can resist the temptation to profit from deals of this sort. So it isn’t really over yet, but it’s a good start. After a generation of carnage, the people of the eastern Congo deserve a better future.
Rob Ford doesn’t escape controversy at Remembrance Day ceremony Allison Jones Canadian Press
TORONTO — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford couldn’t escape controversy at a Remembrance Day ceremony Monday, where a veteran refused to shake his hand. Ford gave a short speech honouring the military and there was a quiet smattering of boos and cries of “shame’’ in the crowd as he walked up to the podium, though there was also light applause. After he laid a wreath at the foot of the cenotaph at Toronto’s Old City, the mayor walked past a row of veterans and at least one refused a hand shake. Tony Smith, who was stationed in Germany after the Second World War, said after the ceremony that Ford should not have been there, given his admission last week that he had smoked crack cocaine. “I didn’t shake his hand because he’s a drug addict, a druggie,’’ Smith said. “He’s No. 1 man in the city and he’s smoking up and boozing it up. I don’t mind people having a drink. I certainly don’t agree with drugs.’’ Ford reversed five months of denials last week when he admitted he had smoked crack cocaine, likely in one of his “drunken stupors.’’ The Toronto Star and U.S. website Gawker reported in May on the existence of a video appearing to show him smoking the drug and Toronto’s police chief recently announced that investigators have seized it. Ford has repeatedly denied he is an addict. At the Remembrance Day ceremony, hundreds of people braved the rain and Ford shared an umbrella with federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt. Seated
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford looks on as does Federal NDP Party Leader Thomas Mulcair and federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Toronto’s Old City Hall, Monday November 11, 2013. next to her was NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, who has called on Ford to resign and get help. After Ford laid a City of Toronto wreath, Smith said a fellow veteran seated next to him also refused to shake the mayor’s hand. However, at least two other vets could be seen shaking Ford’s hand. Some veterans did not want to speak about the Ford controversy. As soon as the Remembrance Day ceremony ended, Ford walked back to city hall, flanked by staffers, his new driver and a city hall security guard, and did not answer reporters’ questions. The mayor’s previous week involved shocking confessions of drug use, drunken stupors, a new video showing erratic behaviour and pleas from both friends and foes to step aside to get help. This week could see even more twists and turns.
The so-called crack video will be in a Toronto courthouse Tuesday as a judge considers an application from lawyers for a man seen in a notorious photo with the mayor. Ford is seen posing in the photo with Anthony Smith, who was later shot and killed, as well as Mohammad Khattak and another man, who have both been charged as alleged gang members in Project Traveller, a sweeping drugs and weapons investigation. Lawyers for Khattak were in court Friday seeking access to the video, arguing their client’s reputation is being harmed by being associated with it. Nordheimer is also expected to rule this week, as early as Tuesday, whether remaining parts of a document that shed light on Ford’s relationship with Alexander Lisi, an alleged drug dealer who is also his friend, can be released.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) A personal matter or a situation involving your home will turn out positively. You could have a lot of discussion with your mate or a key person about a potential change. Know that this person might surprise you with his or her compliant attitude. Tonight: What is stopping you? TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You finally will achieve what you want, and you might feel as if you have the capability to have a long-overdue conversation. Your sense of humor weaves through various situations, which adds lightness to them. You are likely to achieve what you want. Tonight: Dream big. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Assume a more dominant role in a professional discussion. You might want to do something very differently from how you have been doing it, but you will abide by a superior’s decision. Take a leap of faith, and you will emerge on the right side. Tonight: Till the wee hours.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Detach from recent events and see a situation from a different perspective. You might want to reframe the situation in several different ways. Know that you are carrying a figurative rabbit’s foot in your back pocket. Remain optimistic. Tonight: Be around great music. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A partner or an associate wants to assume the lead. Make it possible. You might want more time to yourself, as you have a personal matter on the back burner. Use your intuition, and it will land you on the right side of a problem. Tonight: Go off and do something for yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) By integrating a suggestion from a partner, you will come out a victor. You seem know which path is best for you. Make an effort to draw in a new person whom you are getting to know. He or she would be good for you. Tonight: Sort through others’ ideas, then decide. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You have an abundance of to-
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Cranbrookâ€™s Remembrance Day ceremonies took place in Rotary Park on Monday, Nov. 11. Hundreds turned out for the occasion. The ceremonies began with the entry into the park by Legion members, veterans, dignitiaries and special groups, Larry Warren of Branch 24 of the Royal Canadian Legion served as Master of Ceremonies. Music was provided by the Mount Secondary School band under the direction of Evan Bueckert. Padre Fraser Coltman gave the prayer. Legion President Clive Brown gave the Address, the Memorial Charge and the Act of Remembrance. Trumpeter Murray Knipfel played The Last Post (which was followed by the two minute silence) and Reveille, and Piper Dan MacKinnon played The Lament. Following the Act of Remembrance, the laying of wreaths at Cranbrookâ€™s 90-year-old cenotaph by organizations, groups and public and private individuals took place. Photos by Barry Coulter.
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What made Typhoon Haiyan so deadly? Geography, poverty, construction, population, warming all factor into making typhoon so bad
Seth Borenstein Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines. Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies. And Typhoon Haiyan was one mighty storm. Haiyan slammed the island nation with a storm surge two stories high and some of the highest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone — 195 mph (314 kph) as clocked by U.S. satellites, or 147 mph (237 kph) based on local reports. An untold number of homes were blown away, and thousands of people are feared dead. “You have a very intense event hitting a very susceptible part of the world. It’s that combination of nature and man,’’ said MIT tropical meteorology professor Kerry Emanuel. “If one of those ingredients were missing, you wouldn’t have a disaster.’’
High waves pound the sea wall as strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province, south of Manila. The 7,000 islands of the Philippines sit in the middle of the world’s most storm-prone region, which gets some of the biggest typhoons because of vast expanses of warm water that act as fuel and few pieces of land to slow storms down. Half the storms on an informal list of the strongest ones to hit land in the 20th and 21st centuries ended up striking
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Richard Olson, director of the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University. “It is, I hate to say, an all-too-familiar pattern.’’ Scientists say manmade global warming has contributed to rising seas and a general increase in strength in the most powerful tropical cyclones. But they won’t specifically apply these factors to Haiyan, saying it is impossible to attribute single weather events, like the typhoon, to climate change. A 2008 study found that in the northwestern Pacific where Haiyan formed, the top 1 per cent of the strongest tropical cyclones over the past 30 years are getting on average about 1 mph stronger each year — a phenomenon some scientists suspect is a consequence of global warming. “The strongest storms are getting stronger’’ said study co-author James Kossin of the National Climatic Data Center. Haiyan “is what potentially could be a good example of the kind of the things we’re finding.’’ Similarly, the Philippines has seen its sea rise nearly half an inch in the past 20 years — about triple the global increase, according to R. Steven Nerem of the University of Colorado. Higher sea levels can add to storm surge, creating slightly greater flooding. Just as human factors can worsen a disaster, they can also lessen it, through stronger buildings, better warnings and a quicker government response. Emanuel said poverty-stricken Bangladesh had much bigger losses of life from cyclones in the 1970s than it does now. The international community built strong evacuation shelters that get used frequently, he said. “The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone places on Earth,’’ said Kathleen Tierney, director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado. “They’ve got it all. They’ve got earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tropical cyclones, landslides.’’
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