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Selkirk “Free The Children Club”, guided by Lisa Singbeil, raised $1000 for a Shelterbox for the Philippines. The Canadian government will match this, which means two Shelterboxes will be sent. The money was raised at the McKim Movie Night, November 29, where a crowd of 200 were entertained by “Despicable Me 2”. The club wished to thank everyone for their support and for their patience while technical issues were handled. Photo left to right:Juleanne Irmen, Riley Wiebe, Mackenzie McLean, Megan Howe, Brooke Janzer, Emerson Ferrier, Maddie Guimont, Bev McCormick (Rotary Club President), Haylie Farquhar, Megan Strachan, Maggie Gilbert, Taylor Johnstone, Sarah Andreas, Tye Reid.

KAR announces Summit Fund renewal

Another $100,000 over four years


It has been five years since the Kimberley Alpine Resort committed to its Summit Fund in Kimberley and in that time, KAR gifted community groups and

projects with $100,000. This month KAR announced the continuation of that fund and committed another $100,000 over four years to support community causes. “We’re pleased to be re-launching our Summit Fund this winter,” sad KAR Area Manager Ted Funston. “Over the last number of years

RCR and Kimberley Alpine Resort has donated more than $100,000 to local organizations through this fund. The fund supports the local community by providing cash grants to local causes and initiatives. And its mandate is to enhance the community by supporting local projects that create positive opportunities and

outcomes for its citizens, especially youth.” The fund has donated cash and in-kind services to more than 120 organizations and projects. Those include: • Arts on the Edge (Kimberley Arts Council / Centre 64 Society) (3 year commitment) See FUND, page 3

Province proposes grizzly hunting around Kimberley Hunting of grizzly bears was closed in the St. Mary Valley in 2011. After a summer of bear incidents around Kimberley, the B.C. government is seeking to allow grizzly hunting in the area next spring


After a summer where Kimberley saw grizzly bears roaming through town, the B.C. government is proposing to re-open limited entry hunting for grizzly bears in the St. Mary Valley. It’s one of two areas in the East Kootenay – the other is around Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford – that could be reopened to grizzly hunting after a two-year sabbatical.

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On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will take a break from his hectic holiday world delivery and travel schedule to tour the City of Cranbrook, courtesy of Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services. Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services will tour Santa through the

city on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 beginning around 4 p.m. The overall schedule is an educated estimate, but Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services will do their very best to bring Santa into as many areas of the city as possible. On behalf of Cranbrook Fire and Emer-

gency Services and the entire City of Cranbrook, have a safe and happy holiday season. All the very best to you and yours for a very happy and healthy New Year! 2013 Santa Claus Christmas Eve city tour schedule • 4-5 p.m.: Steeples

School and Park Royal area • 5-6 p.m.: Fire Hall and Highlands School area • 6-7 p.m.: Kinsmen Park and Kootenay Orchards School area • 7-8 p.m.: 11th Ave-

nue to 14th Avenue, Gordon Terrace, Parkland School and T. M. Roberts School area • 8-9 p.m.: Gyro and Rotary Park areas • 9-9:30 p.m.: Slater Road and Echo Field Road areas

Obituary Harold William Young June 14, 1924 December 12, 2013

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Harold William Young passed away peacefully at the Kimberley Special Care Home at the age of 89. He was born on June 14, 1924 in Breckenridge, Quebec; the 2nd of 6 children. He was predeceased by his wife Phyllis in 1998, a son Garth in 1963, and all of his siblings. He leaves his daughter Isabel (Don) Lester; his sons Glen (Helen) Young and Murray (Virginia) Young; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and he died a week before the birth of his great, great, granddaughter. His years in Kimberley were spent working for Cominco before his retirement in 1989. He was an active member of the Kimberley congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The family would like to thank the staff of the Kimberley Special Care Home for their ongoing care and support. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 665 304th St. Marysville on Friday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m.

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Hire a student Canada Summer Jobs now taking employer applications Arne Petryshen Townsman Staff

Employers can now apply for funding for the Canada Summer Jobs 2014 program from the federal government. Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks said the funding will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country. Wilks was speaking on Sbehalf of Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism. The government is creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity, Wilks said. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping students get the skills and training they need for jobs now and in the future,” Wilks said. “We encourage employers to apply for funding and create jobs that will not only benefit students but communities and local economies as well.” The program is meant to help students gain the skills and experience to help them succeed in both present and future endeavors, while also earning

money the next school year. This year, the application period for employers to get Canada Summer Jobs funding has changed. Applications are now available at csj and must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2014. Wilks said the new timelines mean successful employers will be notified sooner and have more time to recruit students. Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses. Jobs in the program are open to youths between the ages of 15 to 30, who are fulltime students and intend to return to school in the fall. Every year, Canada Summer Jobs provides Photo submitted $107.5 million across all A LITTLE SUNSHINE IN THE SNOW. Ivy O’Reilly and Ted Funston from the Kimberley Alpine Resort met with Mayor Ron McRae 308 federal constituen- this month to announce the continuation of the Kimberley Alpine Resort Summit Fund, a further $100,000 in support of cies to create student Kimberley community causes. employment. Since 2007, the program has helped over 260,000 students. Canada Summer Jobs 2014 is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address • The Kimberley and meets about every • Kimberley Men’s Alliance for Literacy / From Page 1 skills shortages. two months to consider Kimberley Community Spray Park • Bootleg Sled Dog Baseball Club Canada Summer Race Society Anyone can apply them. In selecting ap• Kimberley Summer Literacy) Jobs is part of the Gov• Round the Moun- and applications are ac- plications, the commit• First Nations Snow- Theatre Society ernment’s Youth Em- board Team cepted all year long. You tee considers whether • Kimberley Gym- tain Event ployment Strategy. By • Selkirk Secondary can download an appli- the project directly re• Health Arts Society, nastics Society investing in youth we Kootenay Chapter • Kimberley Nordic School, Scholarship & cation at www.skikim- lates to the mandate of are helping contribute the fund, whether the Athletic Programs • Kimberley Curling Club to Canada’s economic Club project is local or pro• Senior Dynamiters fund. • Kimberley Rotary growth and long-term The Summit Fund vides direct local beneWall of Fame • Kimberley Club prosperity. • The Kimberley Na- Committee accepts ap- fit, and if the project has • Play and Learn ProSeahorse Swim Club plications all year long measurable outcomes. grams (Columbia Basin ture Park Society

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ICU expansion brings up hospital parking debate Arne Petryshen Townsman Staff

A recommendation to relax minimum parking requirements at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for a proposed expansion of the intensive care unit caused Cranbrook Council to get into a discussion about parking problems in that neighbourhood. City staff recommended the approval of the hospital parking variance permit, which reduces the minimum off-street parking requirements for the hospital from 476 spaces to 442. Coun. Denise Pallesen said that she read it over and had some trouble agreeing with it. “The parking at the hospital is bad,” Pallesen said. “I know it says in here in the report that it’s only from

10:15 to 12:15 (a.m.) that it’s really bad, however if you have to park six or eight blocks away to get a spot between 10:15 and 12:15, there’s not enough parking.” Pallesen noted that one drawing in the report shows 24 future proposed parking stalls. “Can anybody tell me why they are future parking stalls?” She asked. “Or are they actually considered part of this development?” She said she was not against the development, but parking needs to be addressed. Pallesen sits on the Cranbrook in Motion committee and so sees a lot of complaints from residents about the parking, as staff, visitors and patients park anywhere that is available.

Coun. Gerry Warner wanted to know how many hospital employees use the parking lot, and whether Interior Health would encourage employees to bus to help relieve the parking lot woes. Employees could “use our underused transit system and that would put more spaces for the public and whatnot,” Warner said. Mayor Wayne Stetski explained that the zoning that was originally set aside suggested that there should be 786 parking spaces. The parking study at that time projected 456 spaces as peak hourly demand at the hospital. There is currently a provision of 476 spaces. “I understand the concerns of the neighbours and the neighbourhood absolutely. I don’t know if this is going

to change that at all. The concerns have been very prominent over the years.” Staff said the ICU expansion will take add two more beds for a total of six. That addition won’t cause any more demand for parking, staff said. The other expansion is in the power room, which also shouldn’t cause parking demand. Hales said there is an existing parking problem there, but this won’t affect it either way. Stetski said as part of the regional hospital board, if demand for parking keeps up, they will not hesitate to ask IHA to build a parking lot that could accommodate more vehicles. He said so far the discussions on parking have been on changing the payment pro-

cess from prepay to one as that you pay as you leave. “As far as this project going ahead I don’t believe it has any effect on the situation,” Coun. Bob Whetham said. Coun. Diana J. Scott was against the recommendation, and saw it as an opportunity to get more parking at the hospital. “We need more parking and this is a chance to get it, so I say let’s not waste it,” he said. But Whetham said the ICU expansion should be the first priority and long-term parking can be worked out with the hospital at another time. “I certainly wouldn’t want to see us holding up the ICU over a few parking stalls that really are not being changed as a result of this development,” he said.

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Grizzly hunt proposed for St. Mary Valley From Page 1 “The areas where resumed hunting is being proposed have stable to increasing grizzly populations that can sustain a conservative hunt,” said Andrew Wilson, Director of B.C.’s Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “If hunting or other grizzly mortality exceeds mortality estimates, the hunt can be reduced or even completely closed, as has been done previously.” The government is proposing that next spring, limited entry hunting could be reopened in Management Units 4-20 – the St. Mary Valley and around Skookumchuck – and 4-23 – in the Elk Valley to allow the harvest of five grizzlies each year for three years. This target could be altered if more grizzlies are killed than the target, either through hunting or rail and road kills. “Because we recognize inherent uncertainty in our population and harvest rate estimates, conservative mortality targets are used, as well as other important sources of information,” said Wilson. Grizzly hunting in those areas was closed in 2011 because more bears – specifically female bears – had been killed than the province thought was necessary to maintain the population. The Fish and Wildlife Branch asks hunters to select male grizzlies.

Grizzly hunting remains permitted in other parts of the East Kootenay. In 2012, the province issued 3,716 tags across B.C., but only 250 grizzlies were harvested. The Ministry based its proposal on a study of the grizzly bear population in the South Rockies published in September. The ministry’s proposal comes after a year of increasing grizzly bear incidents around Kimberley. In September, two juvenile grizzly bears spent a week roaming through Kimberley and Marysville. Conservation Officers were forced to kill one of the pair in Marysville and relocate the other bear up the St. Mary River Valley. The same month, a grizzly bear killed an elk on Lois Creek Trails in Kimberley. Grizzlies were also spotted over the summer at Kimberley Alpine Resort, and longtime Wycliffe rancher Ray Van Steinburg reported grizzlies killing his cattle in September for the first time in his 63 years on the property. In November 2012, two Wycliffe residents were fortunate to survive an attack by a sow grizzly near LD Ranch Road after they startled the grizzly and her cubs feeding on a deer. Susan Bond and Peter Moody both suffered multiple lacerations, bites and puncture wounds to the head, arms, legs and torso.

Local wildlife ecologist Bob Jamieson says that there are now more than 900 grizzlies in the East Kootenay. Local Conservation Officers tracked the grizzly but determined the bear and her cubs had left the area so they did not feel it necessary to pursue the bears, a decision that Susan and Peter supported. Meanwhile, in the Elk Valley, two men were attacked by a grizzly bear on Mount Proctor in July. The pair were hiking when attacked by a sow without knowing she was nearby. After first using bear spray, one of the men shot and injured the bear, which fled. They suffered wounds to the arms and legs.

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In October, two hikers came across a sow and two cubs feeding on a moose on the Galloway trail. When the sow charged the hikers, one of the men shot and injured the bear. Trails in the area where closed for a week. Local wildlife ecologist Bob Jamieson, a resident of Ta Ta Creek, said all of these encounters with grizzlies indicate there is a healthy population in the Rocky Mountain Trench. “We closed the fall grizzly bear hunting season back in the 1970s and it allowed these bears to recover and they’ve been managed very conservatively for 30 years now. And the population has recovered. It’s a huge success,” said Jamieson. “Our dilemma here in the Kootenays is this: how do we balance maintaining a healthy bear population, including many bears living in the trench, where they constitute a the risk to people who live in the rural areas in the main valley?” Jamieson has prepared a report, “Grizzly bear numbers in southern B.C., Alberta and northern Montana,” detailing the grizzly population in the region.

According to Jamieson’s report, there are now more than 900 grizzlies in the East Kootenay. In the Crown of the Continent region – in the Waterton and Flathead areas and northern Montana – there are an estimated 1,226 bears. In the Canadian Rockies there are an estimated 1,309 bears, and west of the Rocky Mountain Trench there are an estimate 1,767 bears, for a total of 4,302 bears. “One of the pieces of the puzzle is that most people don’t realize just how many bears we have now. Grizzly bears are certainly not a species at risk anymore. We have a very healthy population that is producing an excess of bears that are moving into human occupied areas. “If you don’t like hunting, you need to realize that by opposing hunting, you are not saving a bear’s life. It just means the Conservation Officers will have to shoot it instead of the hunter,” said Jamieson. A former outfitter and rancher, Jamieson said that when he first moved to the East Kootenay 40 years ago, people would talk for a week if they saw a grizzly bear track.

“From my window I’m looking out at the Kootenay River and a month ago I had a grizzly bear feeding on a dead horse right in my view. That’s very common now,” said Jamieson. “I expect to carry a rifle or bear spray when I’m up the White River or up the St. Mary’s. But I don’t think it’s very good for bears or people if we have to grab a bear spray when we want out of the house to walk the dog.” Jamieson supports the province’s proposal to reopen the grizzly bear hunt around Kimberley and in the Elk Valley to manage this population growth. “That’s a hard sell with some people, especially with people who live in Victoria who can feel good about saving grizzly bears but don’t have to live with the consequences of having them in your backyard.” You can read Jamieson’s report in full at www.dailytownsman. com. A biologist for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation cautions there is a history of grizzlies being killed past the target in the Kootenays. “The government has also identified this re-

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gion as being one of particular conservation concern given numerous other human-caused impacts, such as roads, development, and bear-human conflicts,” said Kyle Artelle, who is a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University. Artelle added that factors such as food shortage or habitat loss could be bringing grizzlies into communities, rather than overpopulation. “Observing more bears in a given location does not necessarily mean that populations are increasing,” said Artelle. “Expanding the hunt in an area in which bears are experiencing considerable other stressors, and where repeated management failures have historically led to frequent and widespread overkills, is a management strategy based on neither caution nor on sound science.” You can provide input on the B.C. government proposal to reopen grizzly bear hunting in parts of the East Kootenay before Friday, Dec. 20 at http://a100. hunting/re-open-grizzly-b ear-leh-huntsmus-4-20-and-4-23.

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Cranbrook deer

I live in Willowbrook Estates, a gated community that has mostly elderly residents. These seniors are afraid to go for walks, especially if they are walking with their dogs. People should realize that a buck in the rut or a doe with young can be very aggressive, no matter how cute they look. Deer, as with all wildlife, will find the easiest food source where they have no predators. City living is the ideal place. Comments in the paper tell us to remove the food source. Deer are browsers. They will eat most everything, from what they like best to that they do not like but will eat to survive. It doesn’t make sense to try and remove the food source. It would mean all flowering shrubs, cedars, flowers, roses, lawns and vegetable gardens are removed. I disagree with the biologist who said when deer culls are done, it creates room for deer to move in from outside. Most of the deer, if not all, have been bred and born in town in the last 13 years that I have lived here. They will continue to do this and multiply every year. These deer have lost their survival instincts; to challenge a lap dog in town is not the same as a wolf or a cougar in the bush. The deer born outside of town have survival instincts and have no desire or need to come into town. A letter to the editor claims they have seen only four deer in town in the last year (?). Today, I removed 13 deer from our complex. This is almost a daily occurrence. We are told complaints are down. I wonder why. It is useless to complain to City Council, the COs or any government agency, as no one takes responsibility and nothing is done. The deer are doing thousands of dollars damage in our complex and will one day injure an elderly resident. Rod Speidel Cranbrook


I am a recently diagnosed cancer patient receiving chemo treatments in Cranbrook. As grateful as I am for the facility being close to my home town of Kimberley, I do find that the small Oncology Department within the Cranbrook hospital is no longer able to adequately sustain the growing number of patients being served. A patient-centred environment of care is one that provides for patient privacy. The current department is in such a small space that often patient comfort and confidentiality are compromised. Since the doctor’s office is usually occupied, another area or room needs to be provided where sensitive conversations can occur. As well, the one and only bathroom is forced to double as a storage closet for office supplies, cleaning products, and various other items. Manoeuvring an IV stand in and out has its challenges. There are times when there are no available chairs in the waiting room and

patients are forced to stand in the cluttered main hallway of the third floor amongst the other items that are being stored there. Spaces for appropriate patient care and supply storage are desperately needed. This being stated, I would like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff of this department who are kind and caring professionals. Val Ferguson Kimberley

Light Up tour

I would like to commend the City of Cranbrook and the Lions Club for one of the best Light-Up tours on which I have been (and I have been on many). Sadly, it was a poor turn-out, mostly because of the weather and the treacherous roads. In my complex (Terra Lee), there were only four at the gate, waiting for the bus. Our driver did come in and drive around looking for others, but of course no one knew that would happen, so four was the total. The tour was well planned, but unfortunately we were not able to see the Foraie House (the old Elks Hall), because of the road. I must mention how helpful the Lions were in helping us in and out of the Hall. However, it was a most enjoyable evening. Margaret Jakobsen Cranbrook

Hospital parking

There is a dreadful shortage of parking at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Anyone who has visited during peak hours or had tests knows this. Indeed, patients are unable to attend for critical tests through Diagnostic Imaging because of these shortages. Any day of the week, 24th Avenue is lined with parked vehicles as far as the fire hall. When the Canadian Aviation Authority ruled that the helicopter port needed to be expanded it was done at the expense of parking spaces. Apparently the City has bylaws regulating such things. I am not sure that the hospital grounds have been surveyed to ensure they are in compliance. After years of lobbying, we finally hear that Interior Health will be building a proper ICU to compliment the other services at the EKRH. With this, they are required to add additional parking spaces. They have asked for a variance on this requirement. That is to say, they don’t want to do it. Certainly there are only two extra beds, but anybody who has had friends or family in ICU knows that they require the help not only of the hospital and all the health care workers, but also of any friends and family who wish to visit. It is part of getting better. Two extra beds also means more staff, not only nurses but also the support staff. In their application they state that unoc-

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cupied service areas (mechanical and electrical rooms) do not generate traffic. This is not true. Who do you think maintains these rooms? For years we have known there was a shortage of parking at EKRH. In the last two years this has gone critical. The situation will be aggravated by the addition of our long awaited ICU. City Council should not issue a variance. Instead, they should prove that the hospital is providing the beds mandated by our bylaws, now and into the future. We have a beautiful ambulatory care unit, a superb Diagnostic Imaging Department, generous OR facilities, and we look forward to having a first class ICU. Parking is part of the package. Interior Health should not be allowed to cut corners on this. The request for variance should be denied. Annette Wong Cranbrook

Kimberley cull

I am writing to express an opinion on the deer cull. I keep reading that a relocation of these deer cannot be done. I asked a member of the deer committee why not, and was told that studies had shown this to be the case. Tonight I read in the paper that the BCSPA is saying that it can’t be done because of stress and low survival rate. I don’t remember it ever being tried here, to come up with those results. I know we have a problem in and out of town. Lots of deer in town and very few out of town, so to me it makes sense to replenish our deer herd out of town. Yes, there will be deer that will die to predation and get eaten with little going to waste. I’m wondering if people would sooner go this route by giving it a try with the next 30 deer. Even if half live you give them a chance to give our outside deer a jump start. I have spoken to a wildlife contractor who has a lot of experience with transplants. He feels that 15 deer could be moved at a time without drugging them. He feels that stress would not be a big factor when moving them but does feel deer would be lost to predation. He also feels that the deer would adapt to predators and there would be survivors. Back to the BCSPCA, I’m left to wonder what they thought of the caribou transplant to this area that didn’t turn out so well. The same contractor told me that he didn’t think it was going to work before it happened. These deer here would not be subject to nets,drugs, and a very long move. Take them to Premier Ridge, only a short move, and see what happens. I really think this is another option to a big problem. I have got to believe it would be cheaper also. Whatever is done there will be opposition. I favour trying to move them at least once. Randy Wallach Kimberley

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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 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 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. MADD Kimberley Cranbrook is please to present an Alcohol Free Family New Year’s Dinner & Dance. Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 6pm - midnight, Centennial Hall 100-4th Ave, Kimberley, BC. Tickets available at Bear’s Eatery & Bridge Interiors or by contacting Katryna at 1-800-665-6233 ext 301 or by email There will be dinner, dancing, door prizes, raffle & 50/50 draw. Children activities will be available. DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: events submitted may have been lost. If your event is not shown above, please resend to:

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The North Korean purge


urges in Communist states have rarely stopped with the execution of one senior Party member, especially when he has been tortured into “confessing” at his show trial that he was planning to stage a coup using “high-ranking military officers” and other close allies. “I didn’t fix the definite time for the coup,” Chang Song-thaek, the former number two in the hierarchy of the world’s last totalitarian state, said at his trial. “But it was my intention to concentrate (my allies in) my department and in all the economic organs in the cabinet and become premier when the economy goes totally bankrupt and the state is on the verge of collapse.” It’s most unlikely that Chang was really planning a coup, but all of his suspected allies and associates in his own department and other parts of the government, plus any senior military officers suspected of less than total loyalty to Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, are in grave danger. Only two of Chang’s aides have been killed so far, but hundreds or thousands of other people thought to be linked to him may suffer the same fate. This is unquestionably the biggest internal crisis in North Korea since the early years of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the regime and grandfather of the current dictator. Challengers to the Kim family’s monopoly of power have often been killed, but this is the first public show trial in North Korea since 1958. It’s also the first time that the regime has publicly admitted that there are rival factions in the senior ranks of the Workers’ (Communist) Party. It’s hard to believe that this will not be followed by a wider bloodbath among the leading cadres along the lines of Stalin’s purges in the

former Soviet Union and Mao Zedong’s in China. It’s harder to understand what is driving the current upheaval, but some plausible guesses are possible. When Kim Jong-il, the father of the current ruler, was dying, he chose Chang as the man who would ensure a smooth transfer of power to his son. (He was married to the Gwynne elder Kim’s sister, and was therefore presumably loyal Dyer to the family.) Chang acted as chief adviser to Kim Jong-un, who was only 28 and quite inexperienced when he inherited the leadership in 2011, and Chang’s manner sometimes seemed quite overbearing. At the same time, he was the principal advocate within the regime for an economic opening on the Chinese model to rescue North Korea from its crushing poverty. To achieve that goal, he first had to wrest control of the country’s leading industries from the military, whose enterprises account for a third of the entire economy. This naturally made him an enemy in the eyes of the military establishment. So we can speculate that Kim Jong-un, as he gained confidence in his own abilities, grew increasingly hostile to the dominating influence of Chang, who was more than twice his age. He would need allies before he moved against Chang, and many military officers were glad to oblige. On this reading of events Kim wants to get rid not only of Chang but of the entire generation of older military and civilian leaders who secretly regard him as an upstart. His objective would be to replace them wholesale with younger men who owe their positions directly to him. Or maybe something else is at the root of all this turmoil: we simply don’t know. What we do know is that there is great turmoil in North Korea, a nuclear-armed

country with the fifth-biggest army in the world. Most people assume that at some point in the future the regime will collapse, and some well-informed people worry that the collapse could come quite suddenly and quite soon. Interestingly, almost nobody wants that to happen. Most North Koreans don’t want it to happen despite the dreadful conditions they live in, because a lifetime of propaganda has convinced them that South Koreans (and everybody else) lives in even worse conditions than the citizens of the Workers’ Paradise. Most South Koreans don’t want it to happen because they would then have the duty of rescuing 24 million North Koreans from dire poverty. In theory they want unification, but there are only 50 million South Koreans to bear the burden, and it would take a generation of sacrifice to accomplish that task. Neither North Korea’s Chinese neighbours nor South Korea’s American allies want it to happen, because the collapse of the Pyongyang regime could bring them into direct conflict. As a recent study by the Rand Corporation pointed out, it would cause a race between Chinese troops and South Korean and American troops to take control of North Korea’s territory. The Chinese would be determined to keep American troops away from their own border with North Korea. The South Koreans and their American allies would feel compelled to go to the aid of a North Korean population that was probably facing starvation by then. And both sides would be racing to gain control of North Korea’s nuclear weapons before something terrible happened. In such circumstances, a collision between Chinese and South Korean/American forces is all too easy to imagine. Kim Jong-un is a very nasty piece of work, but a lot of people are praying for his survival.











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Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon gets tangled up with Lethbridge Hurricanes defenceman Tyler Bell during WHL action at Western Financial Place on Tuesday evening.

Canes storm back to defeat Ice Lethbridge claws back into the game to force a shootout after Kootenay surrenders an early lead TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

In sports, the mantra goes that any given team can win on any given night. That was the case on Tuesday night, as the Ice surrendered an early lead to fall 5-4 in a shootout against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The ‘Canes, limping into Western Financial Place with the worst record in the CHL, forced a shootout after refusing to lay down and quit when facing an early deficit in the first period. Reid Duke was the shootout hero for the ‘Canes, beating Kootenay Ice goaltender Mackenzie Skapski through the five-hole in the third round to give Lethbridge their sixth win in the last 38 games. For ‘Canes assistant coach Brad Lukowich, it was his first WHL victory in his hometown. “We got off to a slow start, obviously,” said Lukowich, a local product and former NHLer who has transitioned into coaching. “That’s kind of the way we’ve been. We gotta focus on our starts—we give ev-

erybody a head start and we’re always battling back, but you gotta give our guys credit, they didn’t fold.” For Kootenay, it was a game of missed opportunities, according to assistant coach Jay Henderson. “We gave away the game tonight. I didn’t like the way we played, we had way to many turnovers” Henderson said, who is taking charge of the team with bench boss Ryan McGill on staff with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships. “…We played right into their cards and our biggest thing was we wanted our guys to be focused on here and not elsewhere looking forward to holidays. “We asked for three periods, we got the first period, which I thought was OK, but after that, we gave it away.” Kootenay got offence on a pair of goals from Luke Philp, while Tim Bozon and Kyle O’Connor lit the goal lamp as well. Lethbridge replied with Duke, Riley Sheen, Kolten Olynek, and Giorgio Estephan.

Wyatt Hoflin initially got the start, but surrendered three goals in 10 shots before Skapski went in for relief, turning away 23 pucks. Corbin Boes picked up the win for Lethbridge with 31 saves.

Less than three minutes into the game, Kootenay doubled up on Lethbridge on goals from Philp and O’Connor. With the ‘Canes looking dazed and unorganized, head coach Drake Berehowsky called a important time-out. “It was a well-timed time-out by Drake, brought the guys in, settled them down, got them back to business and then we went out and clawed our way back in,” said Lukowich. Sheen beat Hoflin above the glove in the

top right corner while entering the zone, but Philp restored the twogoal Ice lead less than 30 seconds later. Olynek took out the trash in front of the crease and Duke cut in to the middle on a powerplay and scored to even it up at 3-3 after 20 minutes. Bozon was turned away by the post on a shot, but eventually got his goal late in the middle frame to give the Ice a one-goal lead. Kootenay also had four straight powerplays over that time—one of which was a two-man advantage for 52 seconds. However, they couldn’t score. “Special teams can win and lose you games, and I thought we were fortunate to get one point tonight,” said Henderson. Estephan knotted the game back up at the halfway mark of the final period off a quick shot during an offensive zone face-off, which eventually forced overtime. Landon Cross had the most dangerous-looking chance for

the Ice when he pinched into the slot from the blue line and swung at a loose puck, but Boes made the save. Philp, Bozon and Jaedon Descheneau were all turned away by Bozon in the shootout, while Skapski made saves on Sheen and Tyler Wong before being beat by Duke. Again, the Ice had a short bench with injuries to Jagger Dirk, Ryan Chynoweth, Tanner Faith, and Rinat Valiev, while Sam Reinhart is away at the World Juniors. NOTES: Former Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach Mike Dyck was on the bench with Henderson, and has been with the team for the last three games. Dyck was hired earlier this year to assist Henderson during McGill’s absence at the World Junior tournament. Kimberley native Coy Prevost made his WHL debut in Saskatoon with the Blades on Tuesday night. Prevost was called up from the Kootenay Ice in the B.C. Major Midget League.

CALGARY - With less than two months to go until the Sochi Olympics, Kevin Dineen will have to hit the ground running as the new head coach of the Canadian women’s hockey team. Dineen was named to the post Tuesday, just a few days after Dan Church’s surprise resignation. Dineen was signed for the remainder of the season and will guide the defending champions at the Feb. 7-23 Winter Games. It’s the first international coaching job for Dineen, who served as head coach of the NHL’s Florida Panthers for parts of three seasons until he was fired last month. He previously served as head coach of the AHL’s Portland Pirates for six seasons (2005-11). Dineen, a 50-year-old who was born in Quebec City and raised in Toronto, also played in 1,188 NHL regular-season games, scoring 355 goals and adding 405 assists. He succeeds Church, who unexpectedly stepped down last week. Church said he felt there was a lack of confidence in his ability to coach Canada to a gold medal at the Games. Assistants Lisa Haley and Danielle Goyette handled the coaching duties in Canada’s 5-1 loss to the archrival United States in an exhibition game last Thursday in Calgary. The two women’s hockey powers meet again Friday in an exhibition game in Grand Forks, N.D. Canadian Press

Strong Canadian luge team heads to Sochi seeking first Olympic medal

CALGARY - World Championship and World Cup medallist Alex Gough and two-time Olympian Sam Edney will lead a promising Canadian luge team into the Sochi Games with the goal of bringing home the country’s first Olympic medal in the sport. The Canadian Luge Association officially named seven athletes to the 2014 Olympic team Tuesday. Edney, will lead teenagers John Fennell and Mitchel Malyk into their first Games in men’s singles. Tristan Walker and Justin Snith will represent Canada in doubles, while Gough, will be joined by Kimberley McRae in women’s singles. Arianne Jones and Jordan Smith will race off in Calgary on Wednesday and Thursday for the final women’s spot. Gough snapped Germany’s 13-year, 105-race winning streak when she became the first Canadian to win a World Cup luge race in 2011. Gough has since become the first to Canadian to win multiple World Championship and World Cup medals. Canada has competed in luge at every Olympic Games since Grenoble 1968, but has yet to medal. They hope to contend in all discipline sin Sochi, including the new luge relay event. Canadian Press



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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You might need a shake-up to get going. The alternative of a slow, lazy morning also could hold unusual appeal. How you choose to live is your call. Don’t get involved in a partner’s controlling attitude. Pull back if you see a power play evolving. Tonight: Mosey on home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your morning provides an insight that energizes communication. You’ll want to clear up a problem before you have a collision of wills. How you perceive someone could change as a result. Understand how controlling an individual is. Tonight: Don’t cut off communication. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You might not be aware of all the assets you possess. An unpredictable person could make you feel as if a mini-revolution is about to begin. Try to suppress the drama king or queen within yourself. Your clarity counts. Tonight: Your treat; be careful if shopping.


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CANCER (June 21-July 22) No one can squelch your energy, regardless of how hard others might try. Your flexibility comes from the strength of your feelings and from your ability to process them. A loved one could display a need for more control. Tonight: Count on your lucky rabbit’s foot. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Take your time and consider your options if you witness someone acting unusal. Question how much you are coloring the moment with a bias before taking action. Be willing to adapt your schedule to the moment. Tonight: Listen to your inner voice. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Know that you can’t manipulate someone to do what you want. It might look like you will succeed for a short period of time, but just wait for the rebellion that is likely to ensue. You’ll want to present a case for following your suggestion. Tonight: Where the crowds are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Take a stand, and know your


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ANNIE’S MAILBOX by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I just finished watching a piece on the news about young people assaulting others and calling it a game. It seems they walk up to unsuspecting people and throw the hardest punch they can to the face in an effort to knock someone out. In one instance, a man was hit so hard, he fell face first to the curb and fractured his skull. He died, and the person who hit him was charged with manslaughter. The kids being interviewed were all laughing about it, as if it were some sort of party. They said it was a macho thing, to prove how tough or strong you are. The sad part is that they are raised as if their actions have no consequences. Parents, teach your children better before it’s too late. -- Worried Adult Dear Adult: It’s sad to see a world where children think assault is a sport, where the constant media barrage publicizes and glamorizes violence, and where these immature teens either don’t understand the consequences of their actions or think prison is simply another badge of toughness. We doubt they would find this activity so much “fun” if the victim were someone they cared about. We’ve forgotten how to be civilized to one another, nor do we value it. Parents not only need to teach compassion and responsibility to their children, but they have the added burden of combating the multiple pernicious influences around them. It’s hard to raise kids these days, and we commend those parents who manage to do it well. Dear Annie: I have a friend who often asks: “What’s happening?” But when I attempt to tell her, she rudely interrupts and says, “I don’t want to hear about it!” It doesn’t matter what the subject is. She even interrupts for others, saying, “She doesn’t want to hear about it!” She also cuts me off mid-sentence and mockingly finishes my thoughts for me. Attempting to carry on a conversation with her is hurtful and exasperating, and I find her to be extremely rude. However, if the conversation centers on her, it can go on forever. Also, if she is trying to impress people, no matter how boring the conversation, she hangs on their every word. I have to deal with this “conversation bully” often. How am I supposed to handle her? -Sharp Stick in the Ear Dear Sharp: You are already aware that your friend is self-centered and only interested in conversation that is somehow beneficial to her. When she asks, “What’s happening?” she doesn’t really want to know. It’s simply her way of saying hello. Here are your options: You can tell your friend how rude and upsetting this is and ask her to be more considerate; you can restrict your conversation to topics that stroke her ego; you can find other friends. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Furious and Concerned,” whose physician cousin often treats and gives medication to family members. The Medical Board of California does not prohibit physicians from treating family members, but does require that any prescribing of medications (and giving samples is indeed prescribing) be accompanied by an appropriate history and physical examination. It also requires that adequate medical records be kept of the treatment, the same as for any other patient. In California, the actions described would put that physician at risk of losing his license for unprofessional conduct. I don’t know what state this cousin lives in, but “Furious” should advise her relatives to stop asking him for free medical care. We all receive such requests, and they are often difficult to refuse. She also could send the physician a copy of this reply, as he may be unaware that his actions are putting his license at risk. -- Concerned MD in California Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM




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requires an experienced CDA (currently licensed in BC) We are a friendly, fast-paced family oriented dental practice. This is a temporary (one year maternity leave) full-time position (4 days per week) that may eventually lead to permanent employment. Deadline for applications is December 20, 2013. Please drop of resume to

Dr. David Burwash 100 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M2. Or call 250-426-5865 Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

BUSY CONSTRUCTION Co. in Trail, B.C. is searching for an experienced Accounting clerk/ bookkeeper. Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and to be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Conac Pivot System is an asset and the ability to take on multiple roles is looked at positively. Main responsibilities include: Accounts Payable - invoice transactions for goods received and prepare cheques when due; Payroll - collect payroll data daily and convert into daily tracking sheets, submittals and weekly payroll run. Please send resume to: or call (250)364-1541 for further details.


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FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Wilfred Boardman of Cranbrook, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, to amend his existing License of Occupation for an additional hunt camp purpose in the vicinity of Perry Creek FSR (near Liverpool Creek) on Provincial Crown land and containing 0.0625 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 4404869. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., VIC 7Gl or email to: Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until January 23, 2014. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments. received after this date. Please refer to our website> Search>Search by File Number: 4404869 for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofĂ&#x20AC;ce in Cranbrook.

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EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 Drivers, F/T, P/T needed for California & Arizona produce hauling, excellent pay and benefits+ safety bonus and home time. Call Jerry or Brian 1-877-539-1750.

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Merchandise for Sale


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Financial Services

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INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944

3 WESTERN saddles. Good Condition. Call 250-427-1588 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Radiant Heater. Suitable for small house or cabin. Used one season. $300. 250-427-7857

PROFESSIONAL, LOOKING for bachelor or 1bdrm apt./suite for long term. Beginning February, 2014 or sooner. N/S, N/P. $500. - $700. monthly 250-505-3453


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For my one and only Marsha – Wishing you a Christmas that’s as special as you are. Love, John

• Construction • Renovations • Roofing • Drywall-large or small • Siding • Sundeck Construction • Aluminum Railings We welcome any restorational work!

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Merry Christmas to the Gardeners! Wish we could be there with you. With love and warm wishes, Steve & Louise

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances 36”, CUSTOM made, bathroom vanity (never used) $175. Call 250-489-2112.


I Love You Baby! Welcome Home Daniel P – YOU are the best gift we could ever hope for. Love, Mom & Dad For all the folks at NAME BUSINESS – I couldn’t ask for a bunch of better co-workers than you. Merry Christmas & thanks! For Charlene – Together we will have the best Christmas! Daniel Jonathan and “Spot”!

FIREWOOD. Fir - $25./bundle, $150./1/2 cord, $275./full cord. Cut, split and delivered. 250-427-7180

Rentals Homes for Rent KIMBERLEY, 2BDRM house for rent. New paint, floors and kitchen. Double lot. $800./mo plus utilities. Please call 1-250-428-6788 or 1-250-428-7351

KIMBERLEY, FURNISHED studio suite. $495./mo. Includes basic cable, internet, heat, laundry available on-site. Call Peter @ East Kootenay Realty. 250-908-0045 or email Sorry, no pets. References required.

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HOME WATCH SERVICE Planning a winter holiday and need your home checked for insurance?

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HANDY B8MAN *Residential Snow Blowing *Home Improvement projects, * Odd jobs and dump runs.

Call Reeve at 250-422-9336 IS YOUR COMPUTER SLUGGISH OR HAVING PROBLEMS? It’s time for a tune-up! Why unplug everything, send away & wait when SuperDave comes into your home? Specializes in: *Virus/Spyware Removal, *Troubleshooting, *Installations, *PC Purchase Consulting. SuperDave offers affordable, superior service & most importantly; Honesty. SuperDave works Saturdays & evenings too! Call SuperDave (250)421-4044


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Chimney Sweeping Fireplace & Woodstove Servicing Visual Inspections and Installations Gutter Cleaning Available Call for Free Estimate from a W.E.T.T Certified Technician Richard Hedrich 250-919-3643

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Christmas theatre; New Year’s Eve for families CAROLYN GRANT entertainment@

$44 respectively after December 31. All individual tickets will be available for $12 for the festival. The January 9, 2014 film will be: Enough Said – starring the late James Gandolfini and Julia Louis Dreyfus. Sponsor Alpine Toyota.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Fort Steele Heritage town is proud to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), a family friendly comedy, mashing up every Christmas story you ever saw. You’ll see Frosty, Rudolph, Elves, George Baily, Scrooge, Bumble and many more characters. Staring Brent Gill, Dana Doucette, and Peter Schalk, this play is running at the Wildhorse Theatre: December 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Also December 21, 22, 28, 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 each, $13 for members, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at Fort Steele, phone 250-4176000, The Choice in Cranbrook and Snowdrift Café in Kimberley.

Cranbrook Public Library

This month the display in the Cranbrook Library display case is beautiful needlework and needlework tools by Bev Gregr.

Bird Counts

East Kootenay Christmas Bird Counts – all participants are welcome. Come for the day or observe and count birds at your feeders. Your community contacts are: Cranbrook: Saturday, December 28 – Greg Ross – 250-4892566 Elkford: Sunday, December 29 – Ulrike Sliworsky – 250-865-7744 Kimberley: Saturday, January 4 – Dianne Cooper – 250-427-1921

Fort Steele in December

Sleigh rides and skating every Sunday in December at Fort Steele Heritage Town, weather permitting. On the Sundays before Christmas, Father Christmas will be waiting for you at the Lambi House to pose for pictures. Pets are welcome and there will be complimentary hot apple cider and cookies to enjoy while you visit.

The Know It All Friday, Dec. 20 Living Nativity

The Jaffray LDS Chapel presents a living outdoor nativity with live donkey, sheep, youth actors and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Hot chocolate and Christmas goodies will be served. 7 p.m. Christmas carolling in the chapel after the nativity.

Friday, Dec. 20 Charity Recital

The Royal Stewart Highland Dancers present “A Highland Christmas” Friday, December 20, 7 p.m. at Royal Alexandra Hall (Canadian Museum of Rail Travel). Admission by donation to the Cranbrook Salvation Army. For more information contact Jane at 250-427-8757 or

Saturday, Dec. 21 Social Dance

Dance to the music of “CHAPPARAL’ (December 21) at the Cranbrook Seniors Hall, 2nd St. S. at 7 p.m. Drop in Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1:30, for the next ‘Ice-Cream Social’ and open jam. Updates 250-489-2720.

Rockies Film Series

Festival Gold and Silver gift passes are once again available at Lotus Books just in time for the Christmas season. You may purchase a Gold pass for $80 or a Silver pass for $40 for festival movies screening at our 17th annual Rockies Film Festival March 6 – 8, 2014. You must exchange these for actual movie tickets when they go on sale in February for 8 or 4 different films. Regular Gold and Silver passes will be priced at $88 and

New Year’s Eve

Colonel’s Hockey Team and Abreast in the Rockies host a celebration at Colombo Lodge. Dance to Steel Wheels. $30 a ticket, at North Star GM or Players Bench, or call Len at 250-426-7092.

The Kimberley Nordic Club offers a candlelight ski this New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve Ski

Candlelight Ski takes place between 7- 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Kimberley Nordic Centre. All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate. Admission is by donation (cash, appies/treats) with proceeds supporting the KNC junior ski programs. If you have not experienced the New Year’s Eve Candlelight Ski be sure to take in this fantastic community event this year. For more information please contact Kim Miller at 09coreykim@telus. net or Bill Green at

Family First Night at Western Financial Place on New Year’s Eve, fun for the whole family.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Family First Night in Cranbrook

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC proudly presents Family First Night Cranbrook — Countdown to a Cause, taking place at Western Financial Place and the Cranbrook Curling Rink. In its inaugural year, Family First Night Cranbrook will feature open swimming, open skating, facepainting, “The Photo Booth”, dancing (compliments of Just Music), storytime, crafts, carnival games, live entertainment and food. This event will be provided for residents and their guests to enjoy, for a minimal cost ($5/person, maximum of $25 per family and three and under free) thanks in part to the generous donations from sponsoring businesses and

Sleigh rides at Fort Steele every Sunday in December. organizations. Tickets can be purchased at Leisure Services in Western Financial Place. For more information, please contact Kim (250-426-2976) or Patricia (250-426-2542).

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Family New Year’s Eve Celebration

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Enjoy an awesome fireworks display at 9 p.m. There will be a family Skating Party 7-10 p.m. featuring a DJ spinning tunes. Come early for night skiing and get glow sticks

(while supplies last) and celebrate with glow skiing. There will be an organized glow stick run at 8:30 p.m. There will be a fire by the rink to keep warm and snacks and hot chocolate will be available. For dinner reservations at Montana’s call 250-427-1600.

Saturday, Jan. 4 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Key City Theatre. Tickets $25. Sponsored by Wildsight.

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Past life karma

Hello Wendy: I would like to know if I am with the right man for me. My feeling is that we are together because of our past karma and maybe I need to suck it up. I waiver between staying and leaving but I have feelings of guilt. I know it’s a useless feeling but I can’t help myself. Could you shed some light on this for me? I’d also like to know if we will sell our house in the New Year. I believe that all that happens is for the greater good but when you are down it’s hard to see that. Me Myself

Dear Me Myself: Yes, I agree that all that happens in one’s life, though difficult as it may seem, is for the greater good for the self and those around them if the lessons are learned. If the lessons are not then one lives in unhappiness with the self and those around them are unhappy as well. We don’t feel that you should just “suck it up”, as you say. This type of attitude breeds a fatalistic outcome of not learning what you need to learn. It also makes one sound like a victim in most cases. We can’t tell you if you are with the right man for you — that is your decision to make. The reason why we can’t tell you this is because we are not here to judge you; we are here to help you. However, we can tell you that you are correct and you were together in past lives. You did not have good past lives together; it’s something like this one in that you have trust issues with each other and there is definitely some jealousy that you have with each other as well. This jealousy which is partly fear that you have with each other then transfers into a power struggle of the who’s right and who’s wrong scenario. I asked my guide if you really want to leave your husband and he answered a definite no. Sometimes, when two people have karmic debt with each other, they learn the lessons and then the relationship breaks up;

and both parties are emotionally neutral and the karma is ended. However, if the energy is strong and

ASK WENDY Wendy Evano

the two individuals are willing to learn and understand their lessons then the relationship can become stronger and the individuals have a good, happy friendship and mate for as long as they are on this plane. The karma is then ended in this case as well on a happy note not to be repeated in the next lifetime between the two persons. In your case, you have not had good past lives as I mentioned and one or the other ends up getting terribly hurt and feels unhappy lifetime after lifetime. This means you torment each other lifetime after lifetime until you resolve the karma. So one of your learning lessons is that you are not really unhappy because of your husband. You are unhappy inside of yourself because you are not doing and being who you really want to be. This loss of identity has nothing to do with your husband; it has to do with you feeling unfulfilled. Of course, you know as well as I do that you need to do some work on yourself, but you procrastinate and you just don’t want to do what you need to do. To a degree as well, we feel that you do not have a plan on how you can go about helping yourself. This is necessary if you want to learn your lessons. Get a plan, get educated, change your attitude and the way you think when it comes to the relationship with your husband. If you need some help with this let me know and we can do a session together if you wish. Learn the lessons and the result is freedom of the self and contentment within. You will sell your house in the first part of 2014. We feel you need to do some extra work on the back end or side of the house if you want near or around the price you are asking. Wendy

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, December 18, 2013  
Kimberley Daily Bulletin, December 18, 2013  

December 18, 2013 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin