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Winter announces arrival with blizzard Cranbrook and Kimberley try to dig out after a snowstorm walloped the two cities Monday S A L LY M AC D O N A L D Townsman Staff

Cranbrook and Kimberley’s dry patch ended with a pounding on Monday, Dec. 2, as piles of snow blanketed the two cities. According to Environment Canada, the monitoring station at the airport reported that 18 centimetres fell before 11 a.m. on Monday, and 15 centimetres of that accumulation fell between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. In Kimberley, 30 centimetres was reported in Chapman Chap and more than 35 centimetres at the ski hill and Townsite. The snowstorm caused multiple motor vehicle incidents around town, including a serious accident near Lumberton, south of Cranbrook. Sgt. Don Erichsen of East Kootenay Traffic Services said the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Monday. An eastbound passenger vehicle lost control on a corner, crossed the centre line and spun 180 degrees, into the path of a logging truck which collided with the vehicle. The female driver was the only one injured. She was taken to East Kootenay Regional

Hospital w ith non-life-threatening injuries. The accident was caused by a combination of conditions and inadequate tires. The passenger vehicle did not have winter tires, Sgt. Erichsen said. Highway 3/95 was closed through Lumberton for close to two hours after the accident. Meanwhile, the snowstorm brought down power lines, causing outages to large swathes of Cranbrook. Power was lost at St. Mary’s Catholic School, where parents were asked to pick up their children mid-morning. Amy Woodland Elementary also lost power for two hours but classes carried on, with parents given the option of picking up their child. Cranbrook Public Works was having trouble keeping up on Monday as the weather conditions were making the heavy snow even worse. “Because the snow continues to come down and because the temperature is warm, the snow that’s coming down is melting and creating ice where the tires impact snow on the roads. So we are

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High winds Monday morning blew down a tree into the powerlines. The tree on 15th Avenue was Cranbrook’s biggest Rocky Mountain Juniper. having to go back over areas multiple times,” said Director of Public Works Joe McGowan. The city had all hands on deck with four plow trucks, one grader and two loaders circulating Cranbrook. Unfortunately, one plow was out of action due to a failed hydraulic hose which could not be fixed because of the power outage. City plows are hard at work, following a protocol of high priority roads first.

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Baker Street was packed with bundled revellers on Friday, Nov. 29 for the annual Santa Claus Parade, coinciding with the Winter Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market. Thousands flocked downtown for the two events to carry out some Christmas shopping and see Santa pass through town. Photos by Sally MacDonald


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IH looks ahead to aging populations Arne Petryshen Townsman Staff

A delegation from Interior Health spoke about the challenges that it will be facing as the local population ages at Cranbrook’s Nov. 25 council meeting. Erica Phillips and Terri Donmin from Interior Health Authority (IHA) were in council last week to give an update on the region. “Cranbrook is home to nearly 26,000 residents,” Phillips said. “The age group of 45-64 is again a challenge in this area.” Phillips said that though the population is projected

to grow by 2.1 per cent through 2017, the baby boomer age group is actually going to see a growth of 20 per cent, putting a greater burden on the health system. “This will raise more complexity, more chronic disease and more demands for care,” she said. IHA covers 200,000 square kilometres, with a budget of $1.8 billion. Phillips said the demand for services is higher than the resources that are available. She said the health authority is committed to a balanced budget so has imple-

mented a hiring freeze on non-critical vacancies and try to control sick days and overtime. To deal with those challenges, Phillips said they are doing a number of things. “First of all we know that fewer surgeries today actually require hospital admission and thanks to better understanding of medicine and technology, a greater per cent more surgeries are completed as day surgical cases,” she said. “It’s a great step forward, but we also need to ensure that we have the supports we

need in the community. “ She said that includes post-surgery support as well as regular access to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and therapists. IHA recently received approval for a new and expanded regional Intensive Care Unit at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. It is a $20 million project, including a $12 million electrical upgrade. $12 million is being funded by the province and the remaining $8 million is coming from the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District. Another upgrade is com-

ing to the heliport to accommodate the new STARS helicopters that are coming into service in 2014. Coun. Sharon Cross said she was glad to see that there is a drive to get more nurse-practitioners here. “I think they fill a void in terms of where we don’t have doctors in some of our communities, or doctors are in very short supply,” Cross said. Phillips said the province has been working to recognize that there is a need for nurse-practitioners. “I expect we’ll see more numbers as time goes by,”

Phillips said. Coun. Gerry Warner noted that Cranbrook doesn’t have a walk-in clinic at the moment and asked whether that’s a concern to Interior Health. “Walk-in clinics don’t necessarily meet or fill the void completely and actually can create more challenges than they fill,” Phillips said. “So at this point, in terms of Cranbrook, we’re not looking to pursue a walk-in clinic. Those particular patient groups are managed through the emergency room and other avenues.”

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

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ans of the ult ra -p o p u l a r Downton Abbey will no doubt enjoy reading about the real people who inspired the hit series in ‘Lady Catherine & the Real Downton Abbey,’ written by the current Countess of Carnarvon. Janet Piehl helps future library users understand just what on earth goes on down here with her ‘Explore the Library,’ and ‘Know the Parts of a Book.’ Coffee lovers please take note: The library is now offering Fire-Side Reading Roast—a special medium blend created by the Kootenay Roasting Company. Available for only $13.75 a pound (both whole bean and ground available), with all proceeds going to the Cranbrook Public Library Foundation. These are the perfect Christmas gift! Food For Fines: For the entire month of December, the library will accept donations of nonperishable food as payment for overdue fines. One item will be worth one dollar of fines. Any canned or boxed nonperishable food items will be accepted. All donations will be delivered to the food bank throughout the holiday season. This is a great way to get rid of those pesky overdue fines while helping others in need. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 6:30

p.m., and Toddler Story Time is 10 and 11 a.m. Both will be all about Mittens! Scrapping Good Time returns to the library! Join fellow scrapbookers for fun and instruction. Instructors in 2014 will be Yvonne Vigne and Melitta Ball. Dates are: January 20, February 24, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is still $15 with cookies and tea and the project supplies provided. Please bring your own tools and adhesive. On display this month is a brilliant and unique collection of tatting and old needlework tools by Bev Gregr. Adult Newly Acquired Shelf: 50 Canadians Who Changed the World – Kenneth McGoogan (971.0099) The Men Who United the States – Simon Winchester (973) Mother’s Who Can’t Love – Susan Forward (155.333) Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat… -Robynne Chutkan

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Mike Selby (616.33) The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays – Ree Drummond (614.568) Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior – Teri Arranga (616.3) Lady Catherine & the Real Downton Abbey (941.082092) Encounters in Avalanche Country – Diana L. Di Stefano (978.02) Fodor’s 2014 Walt Disney World (917.5924) Combat Doctor – Marc Dauphin (958.1047) The Autism Revolution – Martha Herbert (616.85882) I Believe In Zero – Caryl M. Stern (305.2) The Why Axis – Uri Gneezy (330.1) Orr: My Story – Bobby Orr (bio) An American Bride in Kabul – Phyllis Chesler (bio) Norman Mailer: A

Double Life -- Michael Lennon (bio) Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets – Jessica A. Fox (bio) Kicking the Sky – Anthony De Sa (fic) Bait – J. Kent Messum (fic) The Reserve – Russell Banks (fic) You Take It From Here – Pamela Ribon (fic) Cataract City – Craig Davidson (fic) The Childhood of Jesus – J. M Coetzee (fic) The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (fic) Shaman – Kim Stanley Robinson (fic) Going Home Again – Dennis Bock (fic) King and Maxwell – David Baldacci (mys) Through The Evil Days – Julia Spencer-Fleming (mys) The Beggar King – Oliver Potzsch (mys) Saints of the Shadow Bible – Ian Rankin (mys) Hearts of Sand – Jane Haddam (mys) City of Shadows – Arianna Franklin (mys) The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon – Al-

“Do you think it’s too early to start Christmas shopping?”

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This week’s poll: When the snow falls as heavily at it did this week, is it best to shovel every couple of hours rather than wait and do it all at once?

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exander McCall Smith (mys) Dust – Patricia Cornwell (mys) Bitter River – Julia Keller (mys) The Devereaux Legacy – Carolyn Hart (mys) Cocoon (DVD) Cocoon: the Return (DVD) Sharkwater (DVD) George Gently: Series 4 (DVD) Young Adult & Children’s Newly Acquired Items: The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater (ya fic)

Terminal – Gordon Roderick (ya fic) Joy to the World: Christmas Stories & Sons (j 394.2663) Explore the Library – Janet Piehl (j 020) Know the Parts of a Book – Janet Piehl (j 002) Fire Rescue – Deborah Chancellor (j 628.9259) Cards & Gifts: Style Secrets for Girls – Stephanie Turnbull (j 754.5941) Dairies & Keepsakes: Style Secrets for Girls – Stephanie Turnbull (j 745.5938)

Looking Good: Style Secrets for Girls – Stephanie Turnbull (j 646.7052) Health & Fitness: Style Secrets for Girls – Stephanie Turnbull (j 613.04242) Guys Read: Other Worlds (j fic) Sky Jumpers – Peggy Eddleman (j fic) The Waffler – Gail Donovan (j fic) The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet (j fic) Mike Selby is Reference Librarian at Cranbrook Library.

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Local NEWS Elk Valley Accident

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A father and his three children under the age of 10 are recovering from their injuries after a traffic accident thanks to the quick assistance of a Fernie man on Sunday, December 1. A family of five was travelling eastbound returning home to Coaldale, Alberta when their vehicle left Highway 3, plunging into an arm of the Elk River. The

vehicle, a white Chevrolet minivan, came to rest upside down in the water. A passing motorist and his girlfriend went down into the river and rescued all five occupants from the minivan. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Elk Valley RCMP from Fernie and East Kootenay Traffic Services (EKTS) responded to the collision on Highway 3 about eight kilometres west of

Fernie known as Vanghal’s straight stretch. “Witnesses at the scene and RCMP members engaged in CPR on the female passenger but tragically, she was pronounced dead at the Fernie Hospital,” said Elk Valley RCMP. “RCMP members and a travelling physician managed to revive the four-year-old child by conducting CPR. The male driver and one of his children were treat-

ed at Sparwood hospital with minor injuries including hypothermia. The other two children were transported to Alberta Children’s Hospital by air ambulance with severe injuries.” The Fernie man who helped rescue the family was treated for hypo-

thermia and released. RCMP is in contact with the young man who is asking for his privacy. Sgt. Don Erichsen commented on the Fernie man’s heroic actions. “It’s an extremely traumatic situation and he risked his own life to

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“We follow a very strict protocol of the main roads first. These are the roads that emergency vehicles would use, the hills, the curves, the roads that transit uses. After that we go to the lesser travelled roads. When those are done, we go to the side streets,” said McGowan. After the snow stops, it takes approximately three days before Public Works can completely clean up the snow, McGowan said. Sidewalks will be done simultaneously but are a lower priority, he added. “It’s a combination of manpower and machinery in keeping ev-

erything running.” Meanwhile, Mainroad East Kootenay was working hard to stay on top of the accumulation, despite a power outage at their headquarters in Cranbrook’s industrial area. “We have lots of extra people called in plus our regularly scheduled ones. The better part of our equipment is on the road,” said general manager Jim Conley. “It hit hard and it hit fast across the area. We had very little precipitation through the afternoon and evening (Sunday), then it just came and came hard.” Conley said that though the snow may

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Two local couples got to enjoy a gourmet dinner with wines prepared in the comfort of the home on Saturday, Nov. 30. Jason and Christie Wheeldon (left) and Warren and Fiona Bedell purchased the unique opportunity at the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce Awesome Auction last month. The experience was donated by Alpine Toyota, and the meal was served and prepared by former restauranteur Ted Lauritsen (standing) with the assistance of his wife Joan Lauritsen.

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Letters to the Editor

The anti-GMO industry has ramped up their attacks on genetically engineered (GE) crops and food made from them. From GE test plot destruction to demand for GE specific labelling to calling for the banning of agriculture using GE crops, this global industry uses fear and public ignorance of the real science to advance their agenda. This week the GE-Free/Greenpeace sponsored Anti-GMO speaking tour began its 32 city myth-information campaign. I have been involved with GE crops and food with an emphasis on public education for over a decade and therefore am very familiar with most of the discredited science that allegedly shows GE crops cause harm. I attended the first stop on the tour in Courtenay to see what evidence the speakers would present to convince the audience of the alleged harm from GE crops and food made from them. The main speaker, Dr. Vrain, spoke about how “science” proved GE crops and food were causing all manners of ills. Each of the publications he cites has been examined by experts in toxicology, food safety and health as well as national and international scientific bodies. All the publications he uses in his presentation have been rejected for a variety of reasons related to multiple breaches of the scientific method. Vrain claims another report (not a study) shows correlations of GE crop with a dozen diseases. The same correlation could equally apply to the rise in organic food consumption. Every real scientist knows correlation does not equal causation. Another amusing bit of pseudo-science that Vrain presents as “evidence” is actually the most discredited paper in the history of GE research, Seralini 2012. Every food safety authority in the world has unanimously rejected this preposterous publication. The 2012 paper cited by Vrain is the third publication from this author that has been severely rebuked by world authorities. Health Canada examined and rejected the conclusions of the Seralini paper. They said: “The overwhelming body of scientific evidence continues to support the safety of

NK603, genetically modified food and feed products in general, and glyphosate containing herbicides. However, whenever new information concerning the safety of an authorized product arises, this new data is carefully reviewed.” Vrain rejects virtually all North American research claiming it is inaccurate and biased. Every example Vrain puts forward has been examined and dismissed by world food, health and science experts. This fact seems to be irrelevant to him. Simply put, he is promoting fear not facts. My website http://web.viu.ca/wager can help people learn the real science and global opinion on GMO’s. Robert Wager Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Lights out …

It’s like Adrian Dix sneezed, and Norm Macdonald caught the misinformation flu which has resulted in his misinformed, biased opinion piece about BC Hydro in your recent edition. British Columbians understand the need to invest in the future of our economy and do not support political parties that pretend saying “no” to everything is a good idea. The NDP clearly did not hear the message that British Columbians sent them in the May 2013 election. There is no question that the BC Liberal government has been far from perfect in relation to handling the BC Hydro file and in response has started to put in corrections. The new and recently announced ten year plan clearly outlines that government will take $2 billion less from BC Hydro over the life of the plan. In addition the so-called “deferral accounts”, which are standard practice in the utilities industry, are also being paid off. Residential hydro rates in B.C. are the third lowest in North America and adjusting for inflation, we are paying the same for electricity as we paid in 1975. In spite of what the NDP call unpopular rate increases of nine, six, four, 3.5 and three per cent over the next five years, the world is not exactly coming to an end. Special programs are available for low income British Columbians. In addition large industrial power

users and all rate payers will have access to strong Power Smart programs to help them reduce use. BC Hydro is investing $1.7 billion in each of the next ten years to upgrade old generating and transmission assets, some built in the 1930s. The government will also bring on new generation and transmission to meet the needs of our growing population and growing economy as the demand for electricity is expected to grow by 40 per cent in the next 20 years. The BC Liberals never promised not to raise rates but they did promise to make decisions that are in the best long term interests of British Columbians; decisions that might be unpopular. While the NDP would prefer to pass the cost of investing in the future over to our kids and grandkids, your government is biting the bullet today, making huge investments, keeping rate increases down, and taking less dividends from BC Hydro. For more information as to why rate increases are necessary check out this link: www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2013/11/10year-plan.html Doug Clovechok Fairmont Hot Springs

And the response

400 words. 400 words crafted by 200 taxpayer-funded government public relations and communications staff. And instead of listening to what the people in this area have said for nearly a decade, Mr. Clovechok chose to simply sign what he was handed. Mr. Clovechok is wrong. He was also wrong when he supported the BC Liberals when they forced HST down your throat. He was wrong when he supported DriveABLE. And he was wrong when he said that closing the Kimberley hospital was the right thing to do. These increases to BC Hydro rates are directly resulting from the BC Liberals’ mismanagement of this publicly-owned asset, and ratepayers are now paying the price. 400 words of BC Liberal spin doesn’t change that. Norm Macdonald MLA , Columbia River – Revelstoke

UPCOMING 2013 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, December 4th, 5:00-6:00 PM is sponsored by Grubstake Pizza. Christmas Choir Concert Wed., Dec. 4 @ 7:30pm @ Alliance Church. Sing in the season with Cranbrook’s elementary student choirs as they join together to present Christmas songs and readings. All welcome! A special and fun Christmas evening for family and friends; SingA-Long with the Kimberley Community Choir, Friday Dec. 6 @ 7:00pm. Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 97 Boundary St., Kimberley. Admission by donation. United Church 8th Annual Cookie Walk at the Cranbrook United Church, December 7, 2013. Doors open noon, sales 12:30 pm – 3 pm. More information 250-426-2022 or Nancy Smith coordinator at 250-489-3650 Marysville Community Church: Children’s Christmas Concert, Sunday, Dec 8, 10:30 am. Everyone welcome. 730 - 302 Street, Marysville. Jubilee Chapter #64 will meet at 7:30 pm sharp, after a Christmas Pot Luck supper, Monday, December 9 at the Masonic Hall, 401-3rd Avenue South, Cranbrook. There will be a special event after the meeting. Marysville Community Church: Ladies Christmas Tea - Wear your favourite hat! Share your Christmas traditions. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 122pm. Everyone welcome. 730 - 302 Street, Marysville. CBAL - A Book Under Every Tree – donate gift-quality books (children, teen & adult) before Dec 13th for distribution with Christmas hampers & Angel Tree. Volunteers needed to sort and bag books – call Anna 250-581-2112 or mail to: wccranbrook@ gmail.com The company dancers at Stages School of Dance will be holding a free dance workshop on a drop-off basis on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dance Studio at #42-6th Avenue South, Cranbrook, for children six-16 years of age. The Stages Dance Parents Group will be selling baked goods to raise money for the company dancers. ONGOING Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24; Friday Meat Draw: 4:30- 6:30, Saturday Meat Draw: 3:30-5:30. Bibles For Missions Thrift Store is changing seasons. Fall clothing, hoodies, costumes, snow suits & boots. Shop early for Christmas. Surprise sales. Open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, 824 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook. “Loving Our Kids On Purpose” DVD Series by Danny Silk. Wednesdays 7-9pm Oct 16 to Nov 27. Location: House of Hope629 6th St. N.W. Cost: includes manual. Registration: www. ihopecranbrook.ca/loving-our-kids.html Info: 250-421-3784 CRANBROOK QUILTERS’ GUILD hold their meetings every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm upstairs in the Seniors’ Hall, 125-17th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Info: Donna at 250426-7136. School Days Art Exhibition, CDAC Office and Gallery 135 10th Avenue South. Tues – Fri 11-5pm Saturday 10-2pm 250-426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca / www.cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com The Cranbrook Skating Club is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with an Ice Show on March 1st, 2014 at Western Financial Place. We are looking to research the Club’s history and also locate previous skaters, coaches and judges. Contact Debbie Mandryk @ 250-489-2318 or debbiemandryk@msn.com. Want to be in the 43rd annual Cranbrook Santa Claus Parade? Friday Nov. 29th. All net proceeds go to the Cranbrook Food Bank. Email santaclausparade@jcikootenay.com for your registration form or call 250-409-4363. East Kootenay Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (EKWEE) meet the first Monday of every month at the Heritage Inn, Dining Room Annex, 7:00PM. Join us for off the menu dinner 5:30 -7:00. Pay your own tab. Networking, share accomplishments, education. Bev Campbell 778-481-4883 COME SKATE WITH US. Ongoing registration available for Pre-can, Canskate, StarSkate, Adult & Powerskate programs. Check us out at www.cranbrookskating.com Canadian Cancer Society- if you have spare time and would like to volunteer, interested applicants can call 250-426-8916, drop by our office at #19-9th Avenue S, Cranbrook or go to www.fightwithus.ca and register as a volunteer. Do you have the desire to stop eating compulsively? Overeaters Anonymous (a 12-Step Program) meets Wednesdays from 7-8pm at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12th St. S., downstairs. Contact: cranbrookoa@hotmail.com Funtastic Singers Drop-In Singing group; free to attend-just for fun! No experience necessary! CDAC Office&Gallery 135 10th Ave S, Tuesdays starting September 24th 6.45-8.15pm 250-426-4223 / cdac@shaw.ca / www.cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com ICBL-Duplicate Bridge–Senior Center in Cranbrook. Mon & Wed 7pm, Thurs & Fri 1pm at Scout Hall, Marysville. Info: Maggie 250-417-2868. The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation invites anyone expecting bone and joint surgery to make contact with local volunteers for peer support. The free Ortho Connect program helps to ease the fear, stress and anxiety that go along with surgery and help patients prepare. It is ideal for those coping with arthritis, osteoporosis & injury. 1-800-461-3639 ext 4, and ask for Lauralee. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. This column is intended for the use of clubs and non-profit organizations to publicize their coming events — provided the following requirements are met: • Notices will be accepted two weeks prior to the event. • All notices must be emailed, faxed or dropped off in person. No telephone calls please. • NOTICES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 30 WORDS. • Only one notice per week from any one club or organization. • All notices must be received by the Thursday prior to publication • There is no guarantee of publication. Notices will run subject to space limitations.

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eing an old guy, retired with lots of family still living in Saskatchewan, plans were made to take in the Grey Cup game in Regina some two years back, when it was determined that was the site of the 2013 game, and I was invited to attend by my beautiful niece and her husband, Kelly, and family there. Like many of my friends here, the CFL season is exciting and special for us football fans. Seems like most of my friends cheer for other western teams, and we argue and cajole each other as to who has the best team and the best chance to make it to the Grey Cup. My Saskatchewan Roughriders have only won the Cup three times in 101 years, and it took them 56 years to win their first one. But that doesn’t stop me from donning my Green #7 Dressler cap or team jersey and going about my business in Cranbrook. Never do I get back home without someone smiling at me and commenting on the outfit, or engaging me in a conversation. So as the 2013 season unfolded, the good Lord had blessed us already with a pretty good team. And that’s when B.C. decided to get rid of “Superman” — receiver Geroy Simon! We quickly had him in a green jersey and he was hanging out with Gainer the Gopher, my other hero, in Regina. So things were looking good as I picked up my son in Calgary and went flat out to Saskatchewan into minus 30 degree weather in my new-old jeep I’d just purchased. I’d been praying hard in preparation for the trip, so when we arrived safely in Regina, and eventually took our seats in Mosaic Stadium, I looked up and saw a priest

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Ken Miller, arch-Riders fan, with a Gainer the Gopher avatar (more than just a stuffie!). standing in the aisle, looking right at me, smiling, and blessing me and my son. I was really getting some butterflies. With the stands packed with 44,710 screaming fans, mostly wearing green, and with Gainer directing them from centre field, you got the feeling that this could be a good day. Tom Hanks and the Prime Minister were there, but Gainer and the guys in green were the focus of the cheering. The 101st Grey Cup will be at the top of my memories for years. We eventually won the game 45-23, but only after the game’s most valuable player, Kory Sheets, carried

the ball safely out of danger on a 21 yard run, in our own end, in the fourth quarter, on second down and 19 yards to go, when the Riders were leading only by two TDs. One non-football fan friend described it as a “skirmish in the colonies,” only unlike the last one in 1885, I believe most of the gang hanging around “Pile of Bones” (Regina’s original name) on this day were pretty happy with this friendly battle when they crawled into their beds on Grey Cup night. The class shown by Rider Nation when they paid for full page ads in the Hamilton Spectator and Regina Leader Post last Tuesday to thank the respective team fans, sets the bar for conduct becoming in cup games to come. Thus, this old guy — known by my grandkids as Grampa Gainer — has a message to them and my football friends. I almost had one of my girls convinced that Gainer must have some special powers as they watched him hanging around Grampa and leading thousands of fans in Riderville cheering for the guys in green. She suddenly announced to me a couple of weeks before game time that Gainer was, “just a stuffie!” Well, NO, dear Malia and football friends, Gainer is no stuffie! He is the heart of the Saskatchewan football team, and his demeanour sets an example for them and the rest of us on attitude and behaviour, as we prepare for the 2014 Grey Cup game in Vancouver next year. Merry Christmas to all of you, as us guys in green get the final HO! HO! HO! for this awesome year. Grampa Gainer (aka Ken C. Miller) Cranbrook


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Hockey Canada unveiled the national U20 selection camp roster for the IIHF World Junior Championship on Monday afternoon, and Kootenay Ice captain Sam Reinhart was included. Reinhart joins eight other WHLers, including his brother Griffin, in a 25-man selection camp that will begin on Dec. 12 in Etobicoke, Ont. “I would like to congratulate the 25 players that received an invitation today,” said Ryan Jankowski, head scout for Canada’s National Junior Team. “Canada is fortunate to have great depth of talent, and these players should be proud of this special opportunity. I would also like to thank the general managers and coaches of the Canadian Hockey League for their great support throughout this process.” The Reinhart siblings along with Hunter Shinkaruk, Curtis Lazar, Nic Petan, Derrick Pouliot, Damon Severson, Josh Morrissey and Taylor Leier make up the WHL portion of the selection camp roster. Other notable names include OHL phenom

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Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech, both who play for the Erie Otters, which are coached by former Kootenay Ice bench boss Kris Knoblauch. Aaron Ekblad, a defence man for the Barrie Colts of the OHL, was also on the list of invitees. Ekblad is considered a top prospect that could challenge Sam Reinhart for first overall honours in the 2014 NHL draft. Mathew Dumba, a former defenceman for the Red Deer Rebels, was

also named to the camp roster. Dumba is currently playing in the NHL with the Minnesota Wild, and was loaned to Hockey Canada for the World Junior tournament. Other teenage talent in the NHL could be made available. Sean Monahan with the Calgary Flames is currently recovering from injury, but Morgan Rielly (Toronto) Tom Wilson (Washington) and Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado) will not be released by their respective clubs.

Name Goaltenders Zachary Fucale Jake Paterson Defence Chris Bigras Mathew Dumba Aaron Ekblad Josh Morrissey Adam Pelech Derrick Pouliot Griffin Reinhart Damon Severson Forwards Josh Anderson Jonathan Drouin Frédérik Gauthier Félix Girard Bo Horvat Charles Hudon Scott Laughton Curtis Lazar Taylor Leier Anthony Mantha Connor McDavid Nic Petan Sam Reinhart Kerby Rychel Hunter Shinkaruk

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Only two goaltenders—Zachary Fucale and Jake Paterson—were invited. “On behalf of the Canadian Hockey League, congratulations and best of luck to all of the players named to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp,” said CHL President David

Branch. “ The CHL is very proud of our partnership with Hockey Canada and we look forward to watching our players and coaches represent our league at the World Junior Championship in Sweden.” The final roster of 22 players has to be finalized by Dec. 25th.

MLB teams face midnight deadline to offer contracts to unsigned players

NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night. Teams had until midnight to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Once a player receives a contract offer, his team no longer can release him before the start of the season without giving him termination pay. That means a club would be responsible for about one-sixth of the salary, which could be a large amount if the player is eligible for arbitration. Clubs often use the so-called tender deadline as leverage to force agreements with players they won’t go to arbitration with. In the first announcement of the day, Kansas City declined to offer a contract to infielder Chris Getz, who made $1.05 million this year while hitting .220. Associated Press

Martin, Morris and Jacobs remain undefeated at Olympic Curling Trials

WINNIPEG - Kevin Martin, Brad Jacobs and John Morris stayed undefeated at the Canadian Olympic Curling trials Monday. Edmonton skip Martin edged Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton 6-5, Morris is curling with B.C.’s Jim Cotter and he beat Calgary’s Kevin Koe 6-4 and Jacobs, out of Sault Ste Marie, Ont., downed Winnipeg’s Mike McEwan 7-5. Glenn Howard, out of Coldwater, also beat fellow Ontario skip John Epping of Toronto 9-5, which left both at 1-1. Koe, Stoughton and McEwan are all winless and say they need to win their next five if they have a hope of making the playoffs. Martin and Stoughton played a tight game but a deuce in eight gave the Albertan what looked like some breathing room. But Stoughton scored three in the ninth end to tie it at 5-5, coming off Martin’s stone the top of the eight-foot and then bumping another out the back of the house. Canadian Press


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Off Leash

DAILY TOWNSMAN / DAILY BULLETIN

PAGE 12 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013

On our dog walk last evening, I made three distinct observations. Firstly, the night was clear and ablaze with stars. Secondly, the constellation Orion had made its winter reappearance in an already dark sky. Thirdly, it was bitingly cold. All signs that winter is about to make her grand entrance and that the dog days of summer are officially over.

An unrestrained dogumentary. Her she comes: Boulder, Dog Taylor and their Dude get their first taste of approaching winter while walking on the ridge.

I am ambivalent toward the term “dog days of summer.” On one hand I suppose it is flattering to have humans recognize canines with our own moment in the seasons; however, historically we paid a price for that too. You see the ancient Romans noticed that the hottest days of summer seemed to coincide with the reappearance of Sirius, the Dog Star on the horizon. These were days to be endured rather than enjoyed. Days when “the sea boiled, men went mad, and the wine soured.” Nothing makes humans crankier than hot sleepless nights and spoiled wine, but what to do? Well, sacrifice a red dog every year of course. This to appease that recently arrived star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major.

One has to wonder, with logic such as this, how it is humans have come to consider themselves the superior rational species. Thankfully, my human isn’t much into ancient Roman religion or sacrificial rites. He appeases the powers that be with much more rational rituals. Things like remembering to put the toilet seat down and to buy flowers on anniversaries has always been enough to shield him from their wrath. If the Romans thought that a few muggy summer nights were hard to endure, imagine how many red mutts would have paid the price if those people had to survive the wrath of a Canadian winter! My hackles rise just thinking about it.

Domestication has its benefits: Llama Klyde waits out the storm in his human-made shelter.

Squirrelled away for another day: Mushrooms stashed in the trees for a mid winter squirrel snack.

Here let me correct myself, for to say “winter’s wrath” would be to assume that she is angry and has retribution on her frosty mind. In actual fact, I don’t think winter cares about us one way or the other. She is a season with a job to do, how we deal with her environmental changes — well, that’s up to us.

Some critters deal with winter by not dealing with it at all. They either get the heck out of Dodge and migrate south or find themselves a snug place to become comatose and sleep through the entire cold, dark, ordeal. Some, like squirrels, sleep a little more than usual but they often wake up feeling a bit peckish. That means they have to squirrel away (pun intended) cones, and nuts and even mushrooms. Lately we have been finding all kinds of fungi stored in the branches of the trees on the ridge. By the shear number of them, it looks like the tree-rodents anticipate a long, cold one.

Not ready for bed yet: A very large bear track from a still hungry bruin.

Just over a week ago, we came upon the tracks of a very large bear still out there wandering around in the snow, looking for one last snack before he or she turned in for the winter. Again, maybe a sign that every calorie was going to count in order to make it through to spring.

We domesticated critters, at least those of us with caring people in our pack, have learned to ride on the coattails of human ingenuity in order to ease the adversity of the coldest season. It is a truly symbiotic relationship: we give them our boundless unconditional love, they give us central heating. Both essentials in the making of a warm and fuzzy relationship.

If you look up into the southern night sky between November and February, you will find that most prominent and recognizable of winter constellations, Orion. Named for the Hunter in Greek mythology he is famous for his “belt” of three bright stars. If you follow the line of that belt downward to just behind the Hunter, you will come upon another brilliant twinkling light. It is Sirius, the Dog Star, right where every good canine companion should be on a winter’s night, trotting along at his man’s heel.

Photos and word processing by Dan Mills

Powder hound: It’s easier to embrace winter when you know you have central heating waiting at home.

Unprepared: Early winter snow catches the larch trees with their golden needles still on.

Looking for the perfect gift for your furry, four legged companion? We have a huge selection, sure to have them purring and wagging under the tree this year!

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Cranbrook Daily Townsman, December 03, 2013