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Councillor says some business still not happy A R N E P E T RYS H E N Townsman Staff

Coun Denise Pallesen brought concerns from some members of the business community in council on Dec. 9. Pallesen said the complainants felt the city still hasn’t fixed some of the difficulties for new businesses entering the community. “It’s still not fair for the folks who are wanting to grow our economy,” Pallesen said. “I guess there is still concern out there in our business community and for those that are coming in or wanting

to come into our community,” she said, adding that she doesn’t mean for the city to make it easier, just in more coherent, easy-to-follow forms listing the steps and variables. “There has to be be a way for us to say, ‘you want to do a building, this is what you have to do.’” Pallesen also brought up a comment that the city should consider financing development cost charges over a longer time, and called for more creativity on the part of the city.

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Local gov’ts support residents in Columbia River Treaty review S A LLY MAC DON AL D Townsman Staff

Local governments have had their say on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. Last week, local governments in B.C.’s Columbia Basin formally submitted recommendations for the treaty, which is up for renewal and termination in 2024. The Columbia River Treaty is a water management agreement between the United States and Canada signed in 1961 and ratified in 1964. The Treaty optimizes flood management and power gen-

eration, requiring coordinated operations of reservoirs and water flows for the Columbia River and Kootenay River on both sides of the border. Both B.C. and the U.S are in the process of developing recommendations on the future of the Treaty because 2014 is the earliest opportunity that either country can give notice to terminate substantial portions of the Treaty, which would take effect in 10 years.

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Damara Young, 8, and Mike Stephen of Gerick Sports are pictured building a bike at the Prestige Inn, at an event hosted by urban design consulting company Urban Systems Thursday, Dec. 12. Eleven local kids will get a brand new bike for Christmas as a result of the event, which brought together Urban Systems staff, Cranbrook city councillors, city staff and Big Brothers Big Sisters children, volunteers and staff to build the bikes, in collaboration with Gerick Sports. See more, Page 2.

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ning and urban design consulting company Urban Systems hosted the event at the Prestige, bringing together its own staff, Cranbrook city councillors, city staff and Big Brothers Big Sisters children, volunteers and staff to build 11 bikes, in collaboration with Gerick Sports. Urban Systems, which is opening a Cranbrook office in 2014, supports backyard projects in the communities it works in through the Urban Systems Foundation. The bike building event was the brainchild of principal Sheldon Gull. “It’s a great way of teambuilding for us and a way to give back to the city,” he said. “This will make an impact on kids and families.” On Thursday evening, Urban Systems brought everybody together to build 11 bikes for Big Brothers Big Sisters children. Not only did the children receive a brand new bike, they got to help put it together, overseen by Gerick Sports staff. “We’re going to see some very happy and excited kids,” said Gull. As the grinning children got to take their bikes out of boxes for the first time, Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director Dana Osiowy applauded the initiative, saying that at first she thought it was too good to be true. “It’s a beautiful, wonderful thing. And it’s fun because the kids get to be a part of it,” she said.


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B.C. Minister visits Ktunaxa territory John Rustad in Cranbrook to meet with the Ktunaxa after signing a strategic engagement agreement

John Rustad, B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, was in Cranbrook Friday, Dec. 13 to meet with the Ktunaxa Nation. Last week, the Ktunaxa and the B.C. government renewed a Strategic Engagement Agreement (SEA) originally signed in 2010. “(The SEA) really helps us to strengthen our relationship between the province and the First Nation. It allows us to find effective ways to do engagement around things like land use issues and resource development, and in many ways it also helps us to be able to cooperate in decision making around things like stewardship and other development within the traditional territories,” Rustad said. Friday’s visit was Rustad’s first to Cranbrook since he was appointed to the ministry in June. “Since I’ve been appointed to this position, I try to get out and meet with as many of the First Nations as I can on

their traditional territory,” said Rustad. He was set to meet with the Ktunaxa in Cranbrook, then travel to Grasmere to visit the Lower Kootenay Band, before travelling to Invermere to meet with the Shuswap Band. Rustad said that in the Ktunaxa traditional territory, significant impacts are mining and forestry, including the Elk Valley coal mines, and the hydroelectric projects. “Throughout all of those activities we look to engage with the Ktunaxa in various discussions,” said Rustad. “The SEA provides us with a much better tool in terms of how we can engage, how we can do things, and to simplify the process and bring certainty on the land base.” The Ktunaxa Nation and the B.C. government are at loggerheads over Jumbo Glacier Resort. In 2010, the B.C. government approved a Master Development Agreement for the four-season resort west of Invermere. But the Ktunaxa have long opposed the develop-

ment, saying that it would be built in sacred Ktunaxa territory, Qat’muk, home of the grizzly bear spirit. Rustad said that the SEA means the B.C. government and First Nation can disagree without affecting their relationship. “That’s one of the reasons why we do enter into these sorts of agreements,” said Rustad. “We know that we are not always going to agree on everything. “Sometimes, if we don’t reach agreement, we are able to do that without damaging our ability to do other things together. That’s really what true partnership is all about: being able to sit down respectfully, understand one another’s concerns, and to be able to work together where we can.” Rustad said the SEA will strengthen the two governments’ relationship. “The Ktunaxa are great people and we’ve got a strong relationship and I look forward to continuing and building on that relationship,” he said.

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Bylaw,” said Naomi Humenny, Bylaw Services Officer for the City of Cranbrook. “You can apply for a new business license through our office. Unless any inspections are required, it generally takes one to two weeks to process an application.” According to the City of Cranbrook Business License Bylaw, “everyone who carries on a business within the City of Cranbrook for the purpose of receiving income or revenue is required to have a business license”. “Operating a business without a business license can lead to fines of $100 per day the busi-

ness continues to operate,” Humenny said. “This includes any business with a business license that has outstanding fees, so paying those required fees in January is recommended.” “Business owners are also responsible for advising us of any change in name, mailing address or location of their business,” Humenny said. “Business owners are also responsible for advising us if their business has closed.” If you have questions about business licenses, fees or applications, please contact the Bylaw Services Office at 250-489-0263.

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Cranbrook council votes against supporting new energy standards Arne Petryshen Townsman Staff

Council decided against sending a letter supporting local government leadership on energy efficient buildings to achieve climate targets. Coun. Sharon Cross put forward the motion asking council to send the letter to MLA Bill Bennett and Rich Coleman, minister of Energy and Mines. Cross’s motion noted Cranbrook has signed on to the climate action charter, amended its building bylaw, completed an erosion and sediment control bylaw, hired an energy manager in conjunction with B.C. Hydro, and is currently considering a project to assist our community in becoming more resilient to climate change. It notes the city supports the provincial government in provincial policies to

improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. “Be it therefore resolved that the city send a letter supporting local government leadership on energy efficient buildings to achieve climate targets as for the template provided by the Pembina Institute,” it said. The letter asks for four things: continued development of home energy retrofit financing programs; to develop a comprehensive state of opt-in regulations that municipalities can chose to opt-in or not; energy labelling of residential buildings at time of sale; and a proposed modernization of the B.C. Building Code. Coun. Diana J. Scott said she would not support the motion, not because she doesn’t believe in energy savings, but because the ener-

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“I think that we should not be putting any more guidelines or opt-ins or any other guidelines in an already very highly taxed by regulations as our home-builders association.” Denise Pallesen gy-saving initiatives should be cost effective. “That’s the problem we’re running into right now. If something makes sense to do and we’re going to be able to save energy, do it for a reasonable cost and recoup our cost, then it might make sense,” Scott said. “When you talk about having buildings to LEED standard and

those kinds of things, the cost is astronomical.” Scott noted that several million had to be tacked on to the homeless shelter to make it an energy efficient building. She said she worries too much will be spent on these projects. “I hate to have standards imposed,” she said. “I like us to be encouraged and for it to make sense cost-wise rather than be imposed, because the cost can really get out of hand.” Cross said there is no mention of LEED standards. She said when purchasing new appliances like stoves and fridges, the energy rating is clearly displayed. However when you buy a home you don’t know what the energy rating will be. “I just had my home retrofitted to come up to an energy standard, and now that I’ve done that

the energy auditor has told me what my rating is now,” she said, “so when it comes time to resell I can tell people what my house’s energy rating is.” Coun. Denise Pallesen sided with Scott on the costs. “In this day and age when affordable housing is a huge, huge thing that when you start putting different recommendations, whether opting-in or guidelines or whatever we chose to call them, it is going to raise the price of the homes,” Pallesen said. “If somebody wants to buy a home that is energy efficient, that can be a selling point, but I think that we should not be putting any more guidelines or opt-ins or any other guidelines in an already very highly taxed by regulations as our home-builders association.”

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Public hearings held jointly by local governments and the B.C. government in November brought 235 Basin residents, and another 100 provided input in writing on the future of the treaty. “Basin residents were clear about their issues and concerns related to the future of the Colum-

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bia River Treaty and we’ve worked together to find practical solutions that address a range of Treaty-related issues from salmon restoration, to increasing input from Basin residents in dam operations,” said Deb Kozak, Chair of the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee. “Our recommendations are with government now and we expect that they will be incorporated into any decisions about the future of the Treaty.” There were several key concerns that local government heard from the public, Kozak continued. “Residents want local government and First Nations’ input into any future discussions

about the Treaty. And they want the Provincial Treaty Review Team to continue assessing alternative scenarios for Treaty dams and reservoirs that would improve ecosystem function and other values. Residents in BC especially want to understand what it would mean for this region if the Columbia River was managed to meet the U.S. request for increased Columbia River flows in spring and summer.” The local government committee has put forward 12 recommendations directly related to the Treaty, and five recommendations to address domestic Treaty-related issues. The Committee’s recommendations address the following interna-

tional Treaty issues: • local government status in international discussions; • continued engagement with Basin residents; • assessing benefits and impacts; • reducing negative impacts to the Basin; • equitable benefit-sharing; • expanding the focus of the Treaty to include ecosystems and other interests; • flood risk management; • Canadian input to Libby Dam operations; • power generation; • continuing Treaty rights to water use in BC; • integrating climate change; and • pursuing salmon restoration. Recommendations regarding regional or so-

called domestic issues address: • mitigation and/or compensation for negative impacts in the BC portion of the Basin; • community economic development; • meaningful ongoing engagement of Basin residents; • restoration and conservation of fish and wildlife in the East Kootenay-Koocanusa; • a water management process for the Kootenay River; • full implementation of the Columbia River and Duncan Dam Water Use Plans; and • the Columbia Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. The Committee’s recommendations are available at www.akblg. ca/content/columbia-river-treaty.

Councillor says some businesses still not happy Continued from page 1 “DCCs are a huge cost to a new business or a business that is looking to expand, because small businesses really have to watch their budget,” Pallesen said. “They

felt that some of the employees had the attitude that, as citizens, they have to do exactly what you say or they won’t get their building permit to start construction.”

She said they feel as the city doesn’t understand that the business will make their own building as eye opening as their budget allows. Mayor Wayne Stetski said those things are

being worked on. He asked that Pallesen forward the comments to the CAO and asked for a report from city staff as to where they are on the business recommendations.


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RCMP investigating Kimberley councillor responds to protesters Fernie Tim Hortons Tamara Hynd The Free Press

The RCMP has confirmed that they are investigating the Tim Hortons in Fernie. “With regards to the Fernie Tim Horton’s situation, I can confirm that a file has been opened but as this is an ongoing investigation, I am unable to provide any details,” said RCMP Sgt. Will Thien. B.C. Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair called on the RCMP on Monday, Dec. 9 to launch an investigation into Tim Hortons in light of serious allegations of theft and fraud committed against employees who are Temporary Foreign Workers. According to claims by the workers, their boss at Fernie Tim Hortons demanded cash

payments for any overtime wages they received. As well, workers allege they were asked to make payments to cover the employer’s cost for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Sinclair said these allegations go well beyond infractions covered by BC’s Employment Standards Act, and if true, likely constitute serious criminal offenses. Richard Pepito filed a complaint with B.C. Employment Standards Branch against Fernie Tim Hortons. Pepito and his girlfriend, Heidi Kibanoff were hired in 2009 under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW) by Pierre Pelletier, owner of the Fernie Tim Hortons franchise.

“There is rarely a sufficient penalty levied against the employer by the provincial Employment Standards Branch,” said Sinclair. Despite the federal government’s promise to increase enforcement, and many well-documented cases of exploitation, few employers have been cited for non-compliance. “This case is yet another example of the shameful exploitation that happens with Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program,” said Sinclair. “And while this case itself warrants an RCMP investigation, the program itself is equally to blame.” There are 12 Filipino employees at the Fernie Tim Hortons working under a Temporary Worker Permit.

Three-year deals ratified by USW Agreements with Kimberley Alpine Resort and Trickle Creek Lodge run until Fall of 2016 members that works for both parties. It’ll definitely be a goal in the next round of bargaining. “I want to thank both bargaining committees for their tireless work throughout this process – most of the hours they spent negotiating were unpaid - and also the membership for their patience throughout the process,” added Bromley. The United Steelworkers Local 1-405 is a diverse union representing over 1300 workers in Sawmills, Credit Unions, Insurance Services, Hotels, Ski Resorts and Municipal workers in the East and West Kootenays.

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Members at two separate USW Local 1-405 certifications have ratified their new collective agreements. Both agreements run until the Fall of 2016. Workers at Kimberley Alpine Resort ratified their agreement by an overwhelming amount, voting throughout the day December 12, 2013, at the resort prior to the orientation meeting as the operation welcomed new employees and welcomed back existing ones for the new ski season. “We were able to negotiate a six per cent wage increase over three years for members on the hill after a couple of years of zero’s,” said Jeff Bromley, lead negotiator for USW Local 1-405. “We also improved the benefit rate for our members and negotiated a Trades retention increase, which is crucial in this current mar-

ket for skilled trades.” At Trickle Creek Lodge, members at the hotel — a separate collective agreement — also voted to accept the agreement by a wide margin on December 13. The biggest concern was bringing wages up to the industry standard. “We managed to negotiate a healthy increase across the board for our members at Trickle Creek,” Bromley said “Over the three year agreement our members will see an average of a 14 per cent increase, depending on the position they hold. That will put them near or at the top of the industry standard for the area. “We also improved earned vacation but also missed some of our goals, such as a negotiated benefit package for our members. But given the current financial climate the Hotel finds itself in, we think that we got the best deal for

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Kimberley City Councillor Darryl Oakley says that he appreciates the presence of anti-cull protesters at last week’s Council meeting, and understands their concerns, but he does have a couple of comments on points made by the BC Deer Protection Society. Council voted last week for a cull of up to 30 deer — 15 from the Chapman Camp/ Blarchmont area and 15 from Marysville. “They are upset about the killing of animals and I do understand that,” Oakley said. “But we can’t just do nothing, and right now there aren’t any other options. “The BCSPCA says translocating is too stressful on deer and most will not survive. There is a vaccine, SpeyVac, which is allowed in the U.S. but not Canada. It’s an experimental vaccine that stops reproduction in does for about five years. It would be nice to have that option, but we don’t. We had an aversive conditioning experiment that I think could be effective in parts of Kimberley, especially Marysville, but the government doesn’t allow it. “So we really have very few options.” Oakley says that when the promised provincial task force is

struck through the UBCM that will hopefully move some things along, but until then the City has to operate on the recommendations Council accepted from the Managing for the Future document from the Deer Committee. Oakley says he had a provincial wildlife biologist run some numbers through the software designed for population estimates. “Here’s what we got. In 2010, We had 204 deer in Kimberley. In 2011 that was up to 242. Then we culled 99 deer in 2011. But the numbers show that if we hadn’t culled, there would have been 287 deer in 2012, 341 in 2013 and heading into 2014, there would be 404 deer. We were getting reports of serious incidents at 240 deer, how many would we have at 404?” In addition, Oakley says, the population would have eventually reached a crisis point and many more deer would have to be culled. “The Managing for the Future document says Kimberley’s deer population is manageable at 100 to 125 deer. So if we had done nothing and let it grow to over 400 deer, we would be looking at culling 284 deer. If we get through this cull, 129 deer will have been taken out. “Because we acted

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Darryl Oakley pro-actively early on, we didn’t have to kill as many deer. “Now that the population is at that lower number, we have to keep it there. If we can do it with non-lethal means, that would be great.” There were other points made by the protesters that Oakley took issue with. To their in-

sistence that the biologist working with the committee should be an ungulate specialist: “Irene (Teske, the provincial wildlife biologist on the Urban Deer Committee) is a wildlife biologist who is hugely respected in the community, region and province. She has a vast wealth of information and she has the entire Ministry from which to access any information we ask for. She is also a citizen of Kimberley. She lives here. She is an integral part of the Committee and we appreciate her participation.” The recent counts in November, put the average number of deer in Kimberley this year at 125.

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LETTERS to the EDITOR No culling decision at this time In response to the Letter to the Editor (Culling – Daily Townsman – Thursday December 12, 2013), I wish to provide our residents with some clarifications and corrections to some statements made by the Benson’s. First and foremost, Mayor and Council have not committed to conducting another cull in the City. At the regular meeting of Council on Monday, October 7, 2013, Council discussed recommendations made by the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee (UDMAC) that requested that “Council NOT conduct a cull of the urban deer population in 2013”; “that the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee conduct an urban deer population count in November 2013” and “that Council approve a new resident survey around future urban deer management be created and conducted in 2014.” This Council decision was carried unanimously. The Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee has not made any recommendations related to a potential cull for late in

2014. The Committee did conduct an urban deer population count on Saturday November 16, 2013. The results of that count will be provided to Council and the public in early January 2014. The focus of the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee is now the preparation of a resident survey for consideration by Council. The intent of the survey is to provide residents an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the City’s current deer management program and provide input to Council on future direction of this initiative. The last public survey around urban deer management was conducted in October 2010. Since Council approved the recommendation of UDMAC on October 7, 2013, City staff has certainly received a large influx of deer aggression and other deer nuisance complaints, however the decision of Council not to conduct another cull stands until such time as the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee recommends otherwise. Chris Zettel Corporate Communications Officer City of Cranbrook

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Sour Grapes, Mike Jones (“How much is enough,” December 12, 2013).   Having viewed our new wooden bridge, I can’t say enough about how much I like it.  It looks like a train, one which could be attributed to days gone by (yes, gone by) but it is a fresh train pointed in the right direction: the future.   You of all people should appreciate any new structure that encourages us to get out running, walking our dogs or just a convenient connection between our neighbourhoods. I say thank you City of Kimberley for building a useful structure with my tax dollars. It gets tiring never seeing anything new, and along with the transformation of Mark Creek below the bridge, I will use it everyday either walking or running.   As a side note to the Townsite stairs: The City had to redesign it because of vandalism. Again I am grateful the City just didn’t close it down and spent some more of my tax dollars to fix it. Lesley Harris Kimberley

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KIMBERLEY AND CRANBROOK COMMUNITY CALENDAR UPCOMING

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Cranbrook Firefighters and the BCPFF Burn Fund would like to thank Dr. Craig Spowart and Dr. Brett Bevans of Associates for Dental Wellness for their generous purchase of 100 2014 Burn Fund Community Calendars.  The calendars will be given out to their clients for Christmas.  The thousand dollar donation will go towards running Burn Fund programs such as ‘Too hot for Tots”, “The future is mine” (adult burn survivor group) and Burn Awareness Week.  For more information on the Burn Fund please visit www.burnfund.org. Pictured above:  Paul Relkoff, Dr. Brett Bevans, Bill Munro, and Dr. Craig Spowart.

Canadian treasure Charlie Major to join Kenny Rogers’ tour Townsman Staff

The Kootenay Concert Connection and the City of Cranbrook are pleased to officially announce the addition of Charlie Major to join Kenny Rogers’ show on Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. Rising to the forefront of the Canadian music scene in the early to mid-nineties, Major had a heyday on radio as he became the first Canadian artist in history to score BDS #1 hits, off of his debut album. Nine more chart topping hits would follow. Major would criss-cross the world headlining tours and pairing up with acts like ZZTop, and now Kenny Rogers, and connecting with fans at fairs and festivals. One of those festivals in the 90’s first brought Major to the Kootenays as he was one of the Canadian headliners at Dan Rotella’s Elk Valley Jamboree held at the Fernie Ski hill. Major, the multiaward-winning legend, has recently released a double album, “The

best 20 of the Last 20”. The album has been 20 years in the works. With 22 songs that celebrate some of Major’s biggest hits, this album chronicles his successful career with a combination of past songs and new, showing that like in all things, it’s best to look back on one’s life and look forward to the adventures to come. His current single “Friday Nights and You” is a fresh new song with old-school rock and country roots, the trademark sound that personifies Charlie Major. The single is out now on radio and I tunes at present time. “I feel very fortunate to have the success I’ve had for the past 20 years,” says Major. “it’s been a hell of a ride already and I’m glad that it’s nowhere near done yet. This album is my way of cherishing the past and embracing the future”. “I am very excited to share this amazing collection of songs that highlights one of the best and most talented artists Canada has to offer” says Mike Denney, President of MDM Recordings Inc. “Charlie

Charlie Major Major is a true Canadian treasure and a Country music legend”. Charlie is as successful as ever. He has sold half a million records in Canada alone, won three Juno Awards, and seven CCMA’s, and just recently hosted the first ever Country Music As-

sociation of Ontario award show. But you wouldn’t know it to meet him, and he would not tell you. He wears the cloak of humility, just like the hardworking folks he represents in his music. Tickets for the Kenny Rogers ‘Through the

Years’ tour Feb 26th in Cranbrook, with very special guest Charlie Major, can be purchased at WFP box office or by calling  250-426- Seat or on line at www.tickets. cranbrook.ca   All seats reserved   and pricing starts at $65 (gst and sc extra)  

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 & bag books; Anna 250-581-2112 or mail: wccranbrook@gmail.com The company dancers at Stages School of Dance will be holding a free dance workshop on a drop-of 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. Live Outdoor Nativity with live donkey, sheep, youth actors and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Monday, Dec 16 and Tuesday Dec17 at Cranbrook LDS Chapel, 2210-2nd St. N., Cranbrook, 7:00pm. Hot chocolate and Christmas goodies will be served! Kootenay Christian Academy Elementary drama production is entitled Miracle at Midnight, Dec. 18 at 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Kootenay Christian Academy, 1200 Kootenay St N. Monetary donations accepted at the door for Christmas dinner hampers. Info: Alissa @ 250- 426-0166 or kcacademy.ca The Royal Stewart Highland Dancers present our annual Charity Christmas Recital, “A Highland Christmas”, Friday, Dec 20, 7:00 pm. Royal Alexandra Hall (Railway Museum). Admission by donation to the Cranbrook Salvation Army. Info: Jane at 250427-8757 or info@rshd.ca SOCIAL DANCE ~ to the music of “CHAPPARAL’ (Dec 21) at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL, 2nd St. S. at 7 pm. Drop in Saturday, JAN. 25th at 1:30, for the next ‘Ice-Cream Social’ and OPEN JAM. Updates 250.489.2720. A Tuba Christmas; Sunday, Dec. 29, Wildhorse Theatre, Fort Steele, 12 noon. Bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank. New Year’s Eve Candlelight Ski, 7:00-10:00 pm at the Kimberley Nordic Club. Presented by the Kimberley Nordic Club and Kimberley Nordic Racers. Come and enjoy food, friends and beautiful skiing around our 3 km loop lit with torches and candles. Appies, treats and hot beverages will be available. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to support Kimberley Nordic Racers. DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: events submitted may have been lost. If your event is not shown above, please resend to: production@dailybulletin.ca

ONGOING Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook: One way you can help is by donating to our “Blue Bin” located outside to the left of Wal- Mart. This bin is there for any clothing items or soft items. (250)489-3111 or email us at @bigbrothersbigsisters.ca Cranbrook Branch of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC. Meetings are from 10:00am-1:00pm the 2nd and 4th Wed. in the lower level of the Senior Citizen’s Hall, 125-17th St. S. Bring bag lunch. Tootie Gripich, 426-3994. The GoGo Grannies meet the last Monday of each month at 7:00 at The College of the Rockies. Join us as we raise awareness & funds for Grandmothers raising their Grandchildren in countries devastated by Aids. Norma at 250-426-6111. Family Science Night – starts Jan 14th for parents wanting to help their 9-12 yr olds succeed in science. Parents and children have fun exploring science. CBAL sponsored at the Cranbrook Library. Free & snacks included. Pre-registration required by Jan 10: Anna 250-581- 2112 or wccranbrook@gmail.com Literacy Champion - pick up nominations for Cranbrook’s first Literacy Champion at Cranbrook Library, CBAL office (19A – 9th Ave S) or online [ http://www.cbal.org ]www.cbal.org. Nominations close Jan 15th and our champion announced on Family Literacy Day Jan 27th. FMI: Anna 250-581-2112 or wccranbrook@gmail.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. Dance/Practice: every Saturday. Practice from 7 to 8 PM, dancing until 11 PM. Dance With Me Cranbrook Studio, 206-14 A 13th Street, South, behind Safeway. Volunteers are needed to assist staff with childminding while parents attend programs at the Kimberley Early Learning Center. Come play!! Weekly or monthly for 2 hours. Diana 250427-0716 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. 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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Ice suffering from the injury bug With a depleted bench, Kootenay picks up a win over Broncos and gets shut out by Rebels TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

There was a lot of room on the Kootenay Ice bench this weekend. The team is down to 17 players—four of which are injured while captain Sam Reinhart is trying to crack the national junior team for the World Juniors in Toronto. The Ice felt those absences on Friday night with a 4-0 loss to the Red Deer Rebels on Teddy Bear Toss night, as both squads had missing coaches—Brent Sutter and Ryan McGill—who are currently manning the Team Canada bench for the U20 tournament. However, a brilliant performance from goaltender Mackenzie Skapski helped the Ice pick up a 3-2 shootout win over the Swift Current Broncos the following night. Easily the best player for the Kootenay squad, Skapski turned away two attempts in the shootout and made 41 saves in regulation for the win. “I felt like today was a bounce-back game and

I felt like I needed to prove something today,” said Skapski, following the win. It’s the second time in three games where he’s faced more than 40 shots, turning away a career-high 51 in Prince George last Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Cougars. “It’s a reality walking into games now, just with a short bench and I think you kind of have to expect it and can’t really get rattled over it,” said Skapski, on facing so much vulcanized rubber. “It’s an expectation for the time being and it is what it is.” Tim Bozon and Luke Philp scored against Broncos goaltender Eetu Laurikainen in the shootout, while Philp added a goal in regulation along with Jaedon Descheneau. Swift Current outshot the Ice in every single period for a 43-34 edge, but Skapski’s work in between the pipes was the difference-maker. Kootenay also generated some dangerous offensive chances on Laurika-

inen, who made 31 stops. Jagger Dirk, Tanner Faith, Ryan Chynoweth and Rinat Valiev were all in the press box on both nights. Zach McPhee, a 19-year-old forward, went down to the defensive corps to use his size against the oncoming opposition.

“It’s tough, but you just need guys to bear down, you need guys to dig deep, because you can’t make excuses just because we have three lines and five D or whatever it is,” said Philp. Both teams held each other scoreless in the first period, even though Swifty doubled up the Ice on the shot clock. Kootenay was more organized in the middle

frame with some better offensive chances, and were rewarded on special teams when Philp buried a rebound on the powerplay in front of Laurikainen. In the third period, the Ice made a key penalty kill on a Swift Current two-man advantage, but another Kootenay minor kicked in on a delay of game right after it expired. Jake DeBrusk was able to tally the tying marker to even it up at 1-1 and two minutes later, after hitting two posts during the game, Graham Black finally got his goal, ripping a shot by Skapski in the slot. “They had the fiveon-three to start the third and they scored one late on the powerplay and got another one quick, so we stuck with it and did a real good job of that and came back late and ended up getting the win, so that’s huge,” said Philp. With 2:06 left on the clock, Descheneau picked up the puck and fired it home after Troy

Murray brought it into the zone and fired it on net. The two teams headed into OT, and again, Swift Current had the edge in chances, while the Ice had a dangerous-looking odd-man rush called offside. Bozon and Philp tallied in the shootout, while Descheneau was stopped by Laurikainen. Skapski made saves on both DeBrusk and Black. It was a better result than Friday’s shutout loss to the Rebels on Teddy Bear Toss night. Red Deer built up a two-goal lead after the first period on efforts from Connor Bleackley and Brooks Maxwell. The two teams played each other to a draw in the middle frame, but Maxwell drew blood again in the last 10 minutes of the period and Brady Gaudet added a shorthanded empty net goal to seal up the scoring. Patrik Bartosak was perfect in goal for the Rebels with 35 saves while Skapski turned away 26 shots for the Ice.


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Nitros earn two wins by sweeping Border Bruins Tre vor Cr awley Sports Editor

The Kimberley Dynamiters dug the brooms out of the closet this weekend, sweeping the Grand Forks Border Bruins in a home and home series. Kimberley fired the first salvo on Friday night, romping to a 5-1 win on home ice before heading into enemy territory for a 5-4 win in Grand Forks on Saturday. The Nitros picked up four points and pulled ahead of the Fernie Ghostriders for second place in the Eddie Mountain division. Creston Valley still has a sizeable lead of seven points for first place. Tyson Brouwer stood in net for Kimberley, turning away 26 shots on Friday night, as Kimberley scored five unanswered goals for the win. Offence came from Jared Marchi, Darren Martin, Dylan Sibbald, Jordan Busch and Tristan Pagura. Grand Forks’ lone goal came from Mitchell Pearson in the final minute of the game. Marchi and Martin opened it up in the first period on a pair of powerplay goals, while Sibbald padded the lead with the only goal in the middle frame. Busch and Pagura drew blood in the final 20 minutes before Pearson broke the scoreless run for Grand Forks with 55 sec-

onds to go. Marchi and Martin’s powerplay goals were the only ones in nine chances for Kimberley, while Grand Forks was denied on seven opportunities with the man-advantage.

Kimberley also peppered 44 shots in the direction of Border Bruins goalies Kai McDonald and Spencer Kozlowski, the latter stepping into the game after the fourth goal. Grand Forks put up a better performance in their home barn for the rematch, but again, Kimberley built up a lead and

NHL suspends Thornton 15 games for attack on Orpik C anadian Press

Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton has been suspended 15 games for punching and injuring unsuspecting Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik, which the NHL considered an “act of retribution.” Thornton went after Orpik during a stoppage in play a week ago, slew-footing him to the ice and punching him twice in the head. Orpik suffered a concussion and was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to the hospital. Earlier, Orpik hit Boston winger Loui Eriksson, knocking him out of the game with a concussion. NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan pointed to the two-minute roughing penalty Thornton received for trying to get Orpik to

fight as a sign of premeditation. “This cannot be described as a hockey play that went bad, nor do we consider this a spontaneous reaction to an incident that just occurred,” Shanahan said in the video announcing the longest regular-season suspension during his tenure as the league’s disciplinarian. “It is our view that this was an act of retribution for an incident that occurred earlier in the game, the result of this action by Thornton was a serious injury to Orpik.” Orpik has not played since the game, which was Dec. 7 at TD Garden in Boston, and is on injured reserve. He is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms and took part in a light skating session for the first time Friday.

Speaking to reporters at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit before his team’s game against the Red Wings, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said he was not waiting for the NHL’s ruling to be satisfied with what happened. “He’s a pretty honest hockey player who made a mistake,” Bylsma said of Thornton. “ 1/8 Shanahan 3/8 made a ruling, I think, that says volumes about getting that kind of play out of the game.” Thornton had already served three games of this ban before the Bruins’ 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night. He is eligible to return Jan. 11 when the Bruins face the San Jose Sharks. Boston coach Claude Julien wouldn’t comment on the suspension.

Heisman Trophy awarded to Florida State QB Jamies Winston R alph D. Russo Associated Press

NEW YORK - Jameis Winston has won the Heisman Trophy, making the Florida State quarterback the second straight freshman to win the award. Winston is a landslide winner of college football’s most prestigious individual hon-

our. He received 668 first-place votes to finish 1,501 points ahead of AJ McCarron of Alabama. Texas &M’s Johnny Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman, and now Winston has made it two in the 79-year history of the award. Winston also is the youngest winner at 23 days short of 20.

Winston is the nation’s top-rated passer and has led the topranked Seminoles to the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn on his birthday, Jan. 6. The 19-year-old also was investigated last month for a year-old sexual assault, but no charges were filed.

the Border Bruins couldn’t complete the comeback. Nitro goals came from Pagura, Marco Campanella, Brady Revie, Andrew Millar and Sibbald. Offence from the Border Bruins was provided on a pair of goals from both Connor Gross and Max Newton. Pagura struck first in the opening period on the powerplay, and Campanella followed up with an even-strength marker 10 minutes later. Gross got his first of the game less than 30 seconds into the second frame, but Revie answered back for the Dynamiters at the 4:59 mark. The Border Bruins kicked off a wild third period with Newton getting his first two minutes into the action. Miller responded for Kimberley seven minutes later, but Newton tallied again to keep it a one-goal game. Sibbald notched his key goal on a shorthanded effort with just over three minutes remaining, and Gross potted a powerplay marker a minute later, but that would be it for the scoring as Kimberley survived the late push from Grand Forks. Brouwer again guarded the crease for the Nitros with 31 saves while Kozlowski faced a whopping 51 shots for the Border Bruins.

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Canada’s juniors shut out university selects in exhibition game C anadian Press

TORONTO, Ontario Connor McDavid scored on a second period power play as Canada’s national junior team dominated play but struggled to score in a 3-0 victory over the CIS Toronto Selects in an exhibition game Saturday afternoon. The 16-year-old McDavid was at the edge of the crease to lift Kerby Rychel’s feed past Andrew Perugini at 13:37 of the second period. Josh Anderson added a goal only 15 seconds into the third period and Charles Hudon added an empty-net goal in the final minute after picking off a cross-ice pass at the Canada blue-line. The game against a selection of Toronto-ar-

ea university players is part of a three-day camp for Canada before they leave Sunday for the world junior championships, which open Dec. 26 in Malmo, Sweden. Canada outshot the students 19-3 in the opening period and had Hudon, Curtis Lazar and Sam Reinhart hit goalposts. Still, Selects goalie Garrett Sheehan kept it scoreless. McDavid and Reinhart looked to combine on a goal early in the second frame, but the officials ruled the net was off its moorings. Anderson, a physical force the entire game, finished a play with Rychel and Frederik Gauthier by firing a puck under the crossbar to start the third.


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Left to right: CDAC President Mitchell Pocha, Volunteer Jeanette Lavoie, Volunteer Sally Ruoss, CDAC Administrator Helen Duckworth, CDAC Vice President Vine Madder The Ginger Ninjas: Mike, Nate, Corinna, and Mya.

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The recycling bins that were located at the Christ the Servant Church/Community Garden parking lot have been removed at the property owner’s request, and have been relocated to the Gold Creek Country Store. There are several other recycling areas with yellow bins and glass bins, including: • The College of the Rockies • Cranbrook Bottle Depot • Cranbrook Transfer Station • Memorial Arena Parking Lot The Transfer Station is open 8:30am-5:30pm seven days a week and the other locations are accessible 24 hours per day. REGIONAL DISTRICT OF EAST KOOTENAY Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: info@rdek.bc.ca Website: www.rdek.bc.ca

Ginger Ninjas take 1st at CDAC contest Helen Duckworth

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en families descended on the Cranbrook and District Arts Council (the CDAC) on Saturday, Dec. 7, to duke it out for the title of ‘Best Decorated Gingerbread House in Cranbrook’, with the Robinson Family — ‘The Ginger Ninjas’’ —taking first place prize. Each family was provided with a simple flat-pack gingerbread kit, an egg carton bursting with sweet edible decorations and bags of icing for further decoration and construction. They then had up to two and a half hours to fashion their saccharine gingerbread residences. The Robinson family, or the Ginger Ninjas, are a local family team of four, made up of husband and wife pairing Ninja Corinna and Mike Robinson, and their children Ninja Nate and Ninja Mya. I spoke to Corinna post competition about their victory. When asked as to how they decided upon a name, the choice was put to a family vote, with Mike’s choice taking the winning vote. The family discovered the competition at the Winter Market which took place back in November, where the Cranbrook and District Arts Council were selling calendars, Christmas art cards and promoting the contest. ‘We saw the table (with the demo gingerbread house) at the winter market and the kids begged me!” admits Corinna. When informing Mike of the exciting news about the impending competition, which would naturally be a real family team effort, he responded

“Really, you did what?!’ He needn’t have feared, because the Robinson family’s creative thinking, attention to detail and family teamwork really impressed the judges. The judging panel consisted of council woman Sharon Cross, recent new-comer to Cranbrook and teacher Pam Nevdoff, and local business woman Lisa Barnes of Max’s Place. Comments about the Ginger Ninja’s entry included admiration for the creativity of opening up the house, so viewers can see inside to the hand crafted candy furniture. First place prize itself was a real trophy, a signed Kootenay Ice game stick and game tickets along with a CDAC family membership and bowling for six people at Juniper Lanes, as kindly furnished by the Kootenay Ice and Juniper Lanes. Second place prize went to ‘The Happy Hansen’s’ with judge Lisa commenting “I’d like to live here!”, and third place was awarded to The Ham Family for their good use of peppermints to fashion a tree. The McArthur family and ‘The Sheriff’s’ also picked up prizes for honorable mentions. “It was neat seeing everyone’s creative ideas and was a great way to spend the morning with the family to get them into the spirit of the season” Corinna enthuses. She was initially surprised that this was the first time the Cranbrook and District Arts Council had run this event, but said it was great to hear that the event would potentially run again in 2014. When collecting their prize winning entry and prize

goodies, Ninja Mike commented “We had a lot of fun, but you’re going to need more room next year!” and he’s right, with almost thirty six contestants cozied in to the arts council’s current space on 10th Avenue South, there wasn’t even space to throw a gumdrop let alone a gingerbread throwing star. However it did mean that everyone was close at hand to share supplies, enjoy in jokes and overcome mishaps together! But with the potential to include categories for individual artists and local businesses next year, the CDAC will definitely be looking to host the event at a larger venue. The CDAC would like to thank all the organizations and businesses that donated prizes, the Kootenay Ice, Juniper Lanes, Leisure Services, Sweet Gestures Chocolate Shoppe, Cranbrook Downtown Business Association, the Columbia Theatre and Landmark Cinemas, Starbucks Cranbrook and Cranbrook Bulk Barn. A big thank you also goes to CDAC board members Bill McColl, Vine Madder, Jenny Humphrey and Mitchell Pocha for assisting, and of course to the hard-working CDAC volunteers Jeannette Lavoie and Sally Ruoss. Thank you to all the families for entering and competing, we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! For more information about the Cranbrook and District Arts Council and their upcoming programming and events you can visit their website at www.cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com


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World War I soldier and scholar who led an Arab rebellion against the Turks. His sensitive portrayal of Lawrence’s complex character garnered O’Toole his first Oscar nomination, and the spectacularly photographed desert epic remains his best known role. O’Toole was tall, fair and strikingly handsome, and the image of his bright blue eyes peering out of an Arab headdress in Lean’s film was unforgettable. Playwright Noel Coward once said that if O’Toole had been any prettier, they would have had to call the movie “Florence of Arabia.’’ Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday the movie was his favourite film, calling O’Toole’s performance “stunning.’’ In 1964’s “Becket,’’ O’Toole played King Henry II to Richard Burton’s Thomas Becket, and won another Oscar nomination. Burton shared O’Toole’s fondness for drinking, and their off-set carousing made headlines. O’Toole played Henry again in 1968 in “The Lion in Winter,’’ opposite Katharine Hepburn, for his third Oscar nomination. Four more nominations followed: in 1968 for “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,’’ in 1971 for “The Ruling Class,’’ in 1980 for “The Stunt Man,’’ and in 1982 for “My Favorite Year.’’ It was almost a quarter-century before he received his eighth and last, for “Venus.’’ Seamus Peter O’Toole was born Aug. 2, 1932, the son of Irish bookie Patrick “Spats’’ O’Toole and his wife Constance. There is some question about whether Peter was born in Connemara, Ireland, or in Leeds, northern England, where he grew up, but he maintained

Peter O’Toole as Lawrence of Arabia. close links to Ireland, even befriending the country’s now-president, Michael D. Higgins. Ireland and the world have “lost one of the giants of film and theatre,’’ Higgins said in a statement. After a teenage foray into journalism at the Yorkshire Evening Post and national military service with the navy, a young O’Toole auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and won a scholarship. He went from there to the Bristol Old Vic

and soon was on his way to stardom, helped along by an early success in 1959 at London’s Royal Court Theatre in “The Long and The Short and The Tall.’’ The image of the renegade hell-raiser stayed with O’Toole for decades, although he gave up drinking in 1975 following serious health problems and major surgery. He did not, however, give up smoking unfiltered Gauloises cigarettes in an ebony holder. That and his penchant for green socks, voluminous overcoats

and trailing scarves lent him a rakish air and suited his fondness for drama in the old-fashioned “bravura’’ manner. A month before his 80th birthday in 2012, O’Toole announced his retirement from a career that he said had fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing “me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits.’’ “However, it’s my belief that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one’s

stay,’’ he said. “So I bid the profession a dryeyed and profoundly grateful farewell.’’ In retirement, O’Toole said he would focus on the third volume of his memoirs. Good parts were sometimes few and far between, but “I take whatever good part comes along,’’ O’Toole told The Independent on Sunday newspaper in 1990. “And if there isn’t a good part, then I do anything, just to pay the rent. Money is always a pressure. And waiting for the right part — you could wait forever. So I turn up and do the best I can.’’ The 1980 “Macbeth’’ in which he starred was a critical disaster of heroic proportions. But it played to sellout audiences, largely because the savaging by the critics brought out the curiosity seekers. “The thought of it makes my nose bleed,’’ he said years later. In 1989, however, O’Toole had a big stage success with “Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell,’’ a comedy about his old drinking buddy, the legendary layabout and ladies’ man who wrote The Spectator magazine’s weekly “Low Life’’ column when he was sober enough to do so. The honorary Oscar came 20 years after his seventh nomination for “My Favorite Year.’’ By then it seemed a safe bet that O’Toole’s prospects for another nomination were slim. He was still working regularly, but in smaller roles unlikely to earn awards attention. O’Toole graciously accepted the honorary award, quipping, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot,’’ as he clutched his Oscar statuette. He had nearly turned down the award, sending a letter asking that the Academy of Motion

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Picture Arts and Sciences hold off on the honorary Oscar until he turned 80. Hoping another Oscar-worthy role would come his way, O’Toole wrote: “I am still in the game and might win the bugger outright.’’ The last chance came in, for “Venus,’’ in which he played a lecherous old actor consigned to roles as feeble-minded royals or aged men on their death beds. By failing again to win, he broke the tie for futility which had been shared with his old drinking buddy, Richard Burton. O’Toole divorced Welsh actress Sian Phillips in 1979 after 19 years of marriage. The couple had two daughters, Kate and Pat. A brief relationship with American model Karen Somerville led to the birth of his son Lorcan in 1983, and a change of lifestyle for O’Toole. After a long custody battle, a U.S. judge ruled Somerville should have her son during school vacations, and O’Toole would have custody during the school year. “The pirate ship has berthed,’’ he declared, happily taking on the responsibilities of fatherhood. He learned to coach schoolboy cricket and, when he was in a play, the curtain time was moved back to allow him part of the evenings at home with his son. O’Toole’s death was announced by agent Steve Kenis, who said the actor had been ill for some time. His daughter Kate said the family had already been overwhelmed by the expressions of sympathy. “In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished,’’ she said in the statement.


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prevent the animal from following them. She called the RCMP and her neighbour, Dr. Jim Noiles, for help. The bobcat was stuck in the blinds and could not get free on its own. So, RCMP officer Michael Stefani grabbed a role of duct tape and connected two broom sticks together and attached his knife to the end. He cut the animal free and shooed it out the door. Kalabis doesn’t know what attracted the animal into the house. It didn’t get into anything or cause any damage prior to becoming wrapped in the blinds. “I think it was just confused,” she said. “More than anything, it wanted out of my house.” Though bobcats are typically most active during the evening and early morning hours, it is not uncommon to see the carnivores hunting during the day in the winter, when their prey — rabbits and small rodents — are more difficult to find.

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