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Cosima Wells (left), Janice Nicli (centre) and Shawna Plant of the Rosie Brown Band are pictured during Saturday night’s “Jam for Jenna,” a fundraiser for cancer patient Jenna Homeniuk held at the McKim Theatre (not pictured are band members Heather Gemmell and Paige Lennox). Several Cranbrook and Kimberley acts took to the event, which raised more than $16,000. See more on Page 3.
MasterChef contestant Cardozo makes it through
After beating herself up over a bad decision involving smelt, Cranbrook’s Danielle Cardozo is in the top 14 of MasterChef Canada SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff
Cranbrook’s Danielle Cardozo is through to the top 14 in MasterChef Canada after sailing through the third episode on Sunday night. Danielle was not seen in the final version of the episode that went to air on CTV Sunday night after the Super Bowl. However, sometimes no news is good news
as Danielle was not among those cut from the reality series this week. Danielle shared her off camera experiences of this week’s episode with the Townsman. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know what happens. The episode started with the 16 home cooks remaining in the cook-off series being welcomed into the MasterChef kitchen
where they will sweat out fine cuisine each week until the series concludes. Then the contestants were given their first Mystery Box challenge. They had one hour to cook a dish using some or all of these ingredients: pork tenderloin, chorizo, peanut butter and chocolate.
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Accused carjacker to be sentenced in April S A L LY M AC D O N A L D Townsman Staff
Accused carjacker Nickolas Bullock will learn his fate in April. On Friday, Jan. 31, Bullock appeared in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court on charges stemming from a carjacking in Kitchener and subsequent police chase in Cranbrook in October 2012. The case is being heard in Port Coquitlam because the East Kootenay charges are connected to an incident in Coquitlam that also resulted in charges.
In relation to the Creston and Cranbrook incidents, Bullock has pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. On Friday, Cranbrook Crown prosecutor Andrew Mayes argued to Judge Deirdre Pothecary that Bullock should receive a total jail sentence of eight years and two months for the charges.
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It is early morning and I am not well. My tongue feels like it is wearing a wool sock, my lower gastrointestinal tract is percolating with foul gasses, and my stomach churns with nausea. I would like to feel sorry for myself but I cannot. You see, my misery is entirely self-induced.
As a dog I am susceptible to some irrational behaviours that stem from the instinctual preferences of my ancestors. Though I have evolved to a point these behaviours are now of little or no beneﬁt to me, I cannot help myself. For example, my current plight is due to the fact that I have ingested the hoof-part of a deer leg that I had found at a cougar kill earlier in the day. Now it would seem to make sense that since the large, hungry cat hadn’t bothered to make a meal of this indigestible part of the deer, that perhaps it was not worth gnawing on. However, some baser part of me just cannot resist hauling these things home and doing just that. And for that recklessness, I am paying the price.
If this act of chewing the toenails off the leg of a dead deer is difﬁcult to rationalize to myself, I can only imagine, gentle reader, how bizarre you humans ﬁnd it. Then again, there are many doggy doings that confuse you logic-driven two-leggers. For example, our habit of rolling in the feces or on the decomposing carcasses of other animals. Some of you think we do it to hide our own scent or to bring back evidence of where we have been to the pack. Bit of a stretch, don’t you think? How about this; we like the way it smells! We ﬁnd the earthy, rich, eye-watering stench of it appealing. Which is not something I can say for the stink you humans apply on a daily basis. You dab it behind your ears, you smear it under your arms, heck you gargle with the stuff. As for the rich, green tang of a fresh cow patty being altogether too grotesque for human sensibilities, how about this, the most expensive perfumes you humans use are made from a substance called ambergris which is – wait for it – whale vomit. Google it if you dare. There are other of dog idiosyncrasies that people ﬁnd either odd or unappealing or both. Things like how we like to drink out of toilets, eat grass or even how we bath ourselves with our own tongues. However, humanity is not with out its own, difﬁcult to rationalize behaviours. One of my favourites is the human penchant for fermented and/or distilled beverages. Even though they seem to impair that brain you are all so proud of, you hominids continue the practice of ingesting these liquids derived from rotting fruit and grains. This despite the fact that when taken in excess, these concoctions cause you problems with motors skills, communication and often anger management. Then the next morning you wake up feeling like you have ingested one too many deer toenails and that gentle reader, is not a good feeling at all. I stagger from my dog bed in the early morning dark and try to wake my man in the hope he will let me outside before I make a mess, but the effort is fruitless. He is vibrating his soft pallet at mega-decibal volume and cannot be roused. With a now increasing sense of urgency I bolt for the backdoor but with no opposable thumb, I cannot grasp the doorknob. There is no escaping either the house or the shame.
When my man rises in the morning he will ﬁnd, there on the “Welcome” mat, the unwelcome remains of an undigested deer hoof and not far away, a guilty dog with a look in his eyes that seems to say, “I promise I won’t ever touch another deer leg again. I swear”
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Deer leg? What deer leg?: Boulder caught red-pawed with the freshly pedicured evidence.
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‘Jam for Jenna’ raises more than $16,000 For the Townsman
Saturday night’s benefit concert at the McKim Theatre in Kimberley raised more than $8,000, through the support of many volunteers and generous donations from all of the local suppliers. With the matching gift from the Tyler Robinson Foundation, the total contribution to the Jenna Homeniuk Trust Fund will exceed $16,000. Tyler Robinson was a 17-year-old cancer patient and an avid fan of the internationally acclaimed band Imagine Dragons. He befriended, and remained very close with the band until his passing in March of 2013. Imagine Dragons have since partnered with Tyler’s family to form a foundation to support families struggling with cancer. Jesse Robinson, Tyler’s older brother and executive director of the foundation, developed a particular interest in Jenna and her family. This lead to their ultimate offer to match the funds raised at the Jam for Jenna concert. The news of this offer was received late Saturday
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emotional pressures. The second half of the show kicked off with the spine tingling harmonies and expert picking skills of The Rosie Brown Band. The program ended with a frenetic and powerful performance by Cranbrook’s own The Good Ol’ Goats. Van Redecopp treated the crowd to a bonus finale as he was joined on stage by his wife Shelagh and all the other performers in a rousing rendition of “Wagon Wheel”, which he dedicated to Jenna’s mom. Contacted in Calgary, after the concert, Jenna’s mom Paula said, “We are truly touched by everyone’s efforts and are so grateful for all that has been done. We love our home.” Jenna and Paula are currently staying at the Rotary Flames house near Calgary’s Children’s Hospital. Jenna is awaiting her second bone marrow transplant.
James Neve (left) and Dave Birch of 60 Hertz, among the acts that performed at “Jam for Jenna”. night. Almost 400 people attended the Jam for
Jenna benefit concert at the McKim Theatre. The crowd was entertained
by a stellar lineup of musicians from the Kimberley and Cran-
brook area. MC Scott McInnis kept the night moving with great anec-
Cardozo survives into next episode Continued from page 1 “I made a ginger and garlic glazed pork tenderloin, with a hot and sour ramen noodle salad,” said Danielle. “I was extremely happy with the results! I even got creative and rinsed some of the crunchy peanuts out of the Kraft Peanut Butter to toast as a sweet and salty peanut garnish.” Danielle’s dish was neither in the top three or bottom three of the challenge, so she did not receive feedback from the judges. Toronto’s Marida Mohammed won the Mystery Challenge with a spicy noodle dish served with a cilantro salad. For the honour, Marida was able to sit out the next challenge and choose the ingredient that her competitors had to include in their dishes. Marida chose smelt,
dotes and some bad musician jokes. Later in the evening he conducted the live auction for a dog-sled day trip sponsored by GOT Adventures. The auction raised $600 for the event. The show opened with a high energy performance by 60 Hertz followed by the earthy melodies of Van and Shelagh Redecopp (Sheva). Sheva ended their set with the help of Joey Raymond, Kathy Murphy and Drew Lyall. Drew introduced the last number, “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons, with a heartwarming story connecting the Tyler Robinson Foundation and Imagine Dragons with the Jam for Jenna. The crowd learned how the arbitrary choice of “It’s Time” led to Drew’s discovery that Imagine Dragons have a particular empathy for families with children fighting cancer and the resulting financial and
a tiny fish found in the Great Lakes and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Many of the competitors were visibly panicked by the idea of cooking with smelt. Danielle said she initially wasn’t worried about preparing a dish with smelt. “I am Portuguese. Smelt and toast is definitely not unfamiliar in a Portuguese household!” she said. “They’re the easiest fish to cook. A little flour and cornmeal and throw them in some oil; bones in for crunch.” But instead of sticking to what she knew, Danielle decided to branch out. “I thought that would be too easy. How could I possibly impress the judges by making a 10-minute dish?! So instead, inspired by my dad and son, I decided
to make my take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pizza classic, pepperoni and anchovies. Instead it was smelt and salami, a homemade crust, a homemade sauce, fresh basil, raw mozza, and crispy fried smelt.” Although it sounds delicious, Danielle quickly found herself in hot water. “It made sense in my head. It did not translate onto the dish. I won’t tell you all the judges said, but one judge told me he’d be okay if he never had it again.” Again, Danielle’s dish was not shown in the episode, but she was fiercely worried she would be in the bottom three. “I wasn’t just worried I would be in the bottom three. I was confident I was going home. But the judges took into consideration all elements of
the dish. I showed technique. The smelt was crispy, I made my own crust and sauce. I didn’t blend my smelt. I didn’t just throw them in some eggs.” In fact, the three cooks in the bottom three made croquettes using pureed smelt; smelt quiche; and smelt fish cakes. It was Meghan Toth, who made the quiche, and Ben Miner, who made the fish cakes, who were ultimately sent packing. Very relieved, Danielle said she should have trusted her instinct with the smelt. “I learned a huge lesson that challenge: go with my gut. Don’t overanalyze the food. Cook how I cook. I told (judge) Michael Bonacini I originally thought of doing a smelt crostini, but thought the five-minute dish was a cop-out. He told me I should have
stuck with the Portuguese classic, and that sometimes simplicity is exactly what a dish needs.” Stay tuned to read about what Danielle cooks in next week’s episode of MasterChef, which airs on CTV on Monday, Feb. 10.
2014- 2018 FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN MEETING There will be a special meeting of Council to discuss the 2014 – 2018 Five Year Financial Plan for the City of Cranbrook. The meeting will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.
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Deadline nearing for Bail hearings delayed for Readers’ Choice awards home invasion accused Dear readers, there is still time to take a virtual tour of all Cranbrook has to offer and vote for your favourites. The deadline for the Townsman’s second annual Readers’ Choice Awards, in conjunction with the Kimberley Daily Bulletin and Kootenay Advertiser, is Friday, Feb. 7. Please have your ballots filled out and handed in to us by then. You can go to our website — www.dailytownsman.com — to fill it out. At the very top of the page, click on the “Contests,” and Readers’ Choice is at the top of the list. With Readers’ Choice, we’ve asked you to select from a list of almost 150 categories. The categories range through all manner of busi-
nesses, restaurants, services, entertainment centres, places and people. You can put forward your pick for most beloved citizen, your favourite City Councillor, your favourite bartender, your preferred driving range, what you think is the best neighbourhood to live in or the best place for a first date — all aspects of Cranbrook that make us who we are, whatever that may be. A random draw will also be held for a $250 cash prize. The ballots will be tallied and the winners announced in late February, 2014 in a special commemorative Readers’ Choice Supplement celebrating the best our communities have to offer.
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Two men charged over a series of home invasions in Cranbrook will have to wait a few more weeks for a bail hearing. Terrence Allan and Andrew Monnette are among four people charged in connection with two home invasions and a break and enter in Cranbrook around Christmas 2013. Allan faces 19 charges, while Monnette is facing 22.
On Feb. 3 in Cranbrook Criminal Court, Terrence Allan told Judge Ron Webb that he is firing his current lawyer and has hired a new lawyer out of Vancouver. Allan asked that his bail hearing be delayed until March 3 to give his new lawyer time to prepare. Meanwhile, Andrew Monnette’s lawyer, who is based in Kamloops, was not available Monday for Monnette’s bail hearing. It was put over to Feb. 17.
South in Cranbrook was the location of a home invasion on Dec. 18. There was a break and enter at the same home on Dec. 24. On Boxing Day, there was a second home invasion at a property on 6th Street North in Cranbrook. RCMP said four people entered the residence carrying a long gun, a shot gun, an Uzistyle firearm, brass knuckles and a baton. In both cases, electronic devices were stolen.
Bullock sentenced in April Continued from page 1
The pair are accused alongside Megan Sands and Jay Hills. Both Sands and Hills have been denied bail. Hills also had a court appearance on Feb. 3. His defence lawyer William Thorne asked that the case be put over to Feb. 17 when Hills will likely enter a plea. All three men appeared in Cranbrook court via a video link from pre-trial custody centres. According to RCMP, a home on 1st Avenue
However, Bullock’s lawyer, Gary Botting, argued that Bullock should instead receive an 18 month sentence. Bullock is charged in connection with the October 2, 2012, carjacking in Kitchener.
Bullock and his 17-year-old girlfriend were hitchhiking and a Creston man stopped to pick them up. Bullock then told the driver to get out of the vehicle and pepper sprayed him.
The stolen vehicle was later chased by police through Cranbrook. Last October, Judge Pothecary placed a sweeping publication ban on the case that prohibits media from mentioning events re-
lated to Bullock’s arrest in Cranbrook. After hearing the sentencing submissions on Friday, Judge Pothecary said she will hand down her decision on Bullock’s sentence on April 1, 2014 in Port Coquitlam.
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As a constituent, I would like to raise my concerns about Canada Post’s plan to take away door-to-door delivery and force people like me to use community mailboxes (CMBs). I don’t think it’s fair for Canada Post to change the rules for people who have chosen to live where they live so that they can get door-to-door delivery. It is especially unfair for some of my neighbours who are elderly and others who are living with disabilities. Going to CMB delivery could put the health and safety of these people at risk, especially in the winter.
I do not want a community mailbox. They are prone to vandalism and have other disadvantages in terms of safety, accessibility, litter, snow build-up and the environment. Furthermore, CMBs are big and ugly and there is nowhere to put them. Where are they supposed to go? I completely oppose putting them on my property or on municipal property such as schools or parks. I would also like to challenge other residents in my community to help me ensure that door-to-door delivery is not removed from my neighbourhood. In particular, I would like to see City Councillors pass a
resolution on keeping door-to-door delivery. I am also hoping other residents will write Members of Parliament who represent our neighbourhoods and ask them to urge the Federal Government to put the cuts to door-to-door delivery on hold. The government should be consulting with constituents prior to considering such a major change, especially one that will alter the face of local neighbourhoods and disproportionately affect seniors and residents with disabilities. Lorraine Klemchuk Cranbrook
The early years
Lifelong learning begins at birth Sub mit ted
What? You expect my baby to read before she walks or talks? No, not read — but when you read, sing, talk or play with your infant you encourage her to develop all of the skills she will need later on to grow and learn and succeed. You, the parent, hold the keys to your child’s love of lifelong learning because literacy is the ability to successfully navigate the challenges of an ever-changing world. Each touch and word helps build your child’s literacy skills. Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers and so they need the support and resources to help them be the best teachers they can. Parents of very young children encourage literacy through singing, speaking and playing with their children. Rhymes, stories, crafts — all provide everyday learning opportunities. Speaking to your child encourages the child to talk and helps the child develop language skills. Exposure to more than one language increases the
child’s ability to develop verbal and cognitive skills. Everyone needs literacy skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, numbers and technological. These skills are used daily at home, school, work — literally everywhere. Literacy is the ability to understand the rapidly evolving world around us and makes us resilient in the face of turbulent change. When we encourage learning in our children, it improves their chances of success, just as when we improve our own. Families who spend a minimum of 15 minutes per day together focused on literacy activities such as reading, singing, learning to play musical instruments and playing board games increase their literacy capacity. These types of family activities create healthy learning opportunities for both children and adults. So put down the cellphone, shut off the computer and video games and talk, play, laugh and connect. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) manages the two StrongStart
programs hosted at Amy Woodland Elementary School and Steeples Elementary School — both are free and welcome all pre-school aged children along with a parent or caregiver. Evening StrongStart ends April 23 when morning openings will resume. StrongStarts provide art, singing, circle time, gym time and snacks. There are other free family play programs in Cranbrook – check them out. For other early childhood programs in Cranbrook contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or the East Kootenay Children First website at www.childrenfirst.ekkids.ca or email Patricia at email@example.com. CBAL also sponsors the Youth Writing Project inviting youth aged 10-15 to meet twice monthly to learn and improve their writing skills — poetry, graphic novels, prose — anything goes! All CBAL programs are free. For more information about CBAL programs in Cranbrook or to register please call Katherine at 250-417-2896 or email khough@ cbal.org.
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$130,699 for Starlite Campaign Donna Grainger
When the East Kootenay Foundation for Health launched its sixth annual Starlite Campaign the focus on fundraising was to support and strengthen health initiatives in the East Kootenay. Now as the Campaign closes the unbelievable generosity of people living in the East Kootenay demonstrated their investment to the current and future community and regional health care needs with an accumulated gift total of $130,699. “There are no words to express the gratitude for the resounding support of the Starlite Campaign and the overall mission of the foundation,” shares Brian Clifford, foundation chair. “It truly is a remarkable outcome and a definite benefit to health care in the area we serve.” The stunning blue stars have become a
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holiday tradition at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. This year the 17 roofline stars received a lighting refurbishment and the campaign received a surprise arrival of a single, top of the roof star that pierced the darkness by helping light a path for others thanks to donors from every corner of the region. The foundation’s work is to now start allocating Starlite and other stewarded funds for equipment purchases. Thanks to EKFH donors, the following areas of care are benefitting from the 2013 Starlite Campaign: The foundation has already released funding confirmations for a Kids ECG Simpad for the Golden Hospital, a trauma stretcher for the Sparwood Health Centre, and dental equipment for Invermere’s Columbia House.
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The Starlite Campaign was initiated to help find a way to support community health care initiatives to improve and better address needs for community and regional health care. The passion and desire of the public to support that effort was never more evident as the 2013 Starlite Campaign ends with a record setting result over $25,000 from its last highest achievement in 2012. At the closing of this year’s campaign and since the Starlite launch in 2008 your generous donations of $535,249 has remained in the East Kootenay to fund essential health care equipment and patient comforts in facilities throughout the region. East Kootenay Foundation for Health thanks you for your investment to your community, to the region and for your continued support of its mission.
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The Arab Spring three years on
t has taken a little longer than it did after the 1848 revolutions in Europe, but on the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution we can definitely say that the “Arab Spring” is finished. The popular, mostly non-violent revolutions that tried to overthrow the single-party dictatorships and absolute monarchies of the Arab world had their moments of glory, but the party is over and the bosses are back. People in the Middle East hate having their triumphs and tragedies treated as a second-hand version of European history, but the parallels with Europe in 1848 are hard to resist. The Arab tyrants had been in power for just as long, the revolutions were fuelled by the same mixture of democratic idealism and frustrated nationalism, and once again the trigger for the revolutions (if you had to highlight just one factor) was soaring food prices. In many places the Arab revolutionaries had startlingly quick successes at first — Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen — just like the French, German, and Italian revolutionaries did in Europe’s “Springtime of the Peoples”. For a time it looked like everything would change. Then came the counter-revolutions and it all fell apart, leaving only a few countries permanently changed for the better — like Denmark then, or Tunisia in today’s Arab world. The disheartening parallels are particularly strong between Egypt, by far the biggest country in the Arab world, and France, which was Europe’s most important and populous country in 1848. In both cases, the revolutions at first brought free media, civil rights and free elections, but
also a great deal of social turmoil and disorientation. In both France and Egypt the newly enfranchised masses then elected presidents whose background alarmed much of the population: a nephew of Napoleon in one case, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in the other. And here the stories diverge for a time — but the ending, alas, does Gwynne not. In France, President Dyer Louis Napoleon launched a coup against his own presidency, and re-emerged in 1852 as Emperor Napoleon III. It had been a turbulent few years, and by then a large majority of the French were willing to vote for him because he represented authority, stability and tradition. They threw away their own democracy. In Egypt last year, the army allied itself with former revolutionaries to overthrow the elected president, Mohamed Morsi — and within a few months, after an election which will genuinely represent the wish of most Egyptians to trade their new democracy for authority, stability and tradition, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will duly assume the presidency. The counter-revolution is as popular in Egypt now as it was in France then. And if you fear that this analogy is really relevant, then here’s the worst of it. After the defeat of the 1848 revolutions, there were no further democratic revolutions in Europe for 20 years. If that timetable were also to apply to the Arab world, then the next round of democratic revolutions would only be due around 2035. But it probably doesn’t apply. There is one key difference between the European revolutions of 1848 and the
Arab revolutions of 2011. The 1848 revolutions were violent explosions of popular anger that succeeded in hours or days, while those of 2010-11 were largely non-violent, more calculated struggles that took much longer to win. Non-violent revolutions give millions of people time to think about why they are taking these risks and what they hope to get out of it. They may still lose focus, take wrong turns, even throw all their gains away. Mistakes are human, and so is failure. But once people have participated in a non-violent revolution they are permanently politicised, and in the long run they are quite likely to remember what they came for. The most promising candidate to succeed Gene Sharp as the world authority on non-violent revolutions is Erica Chernoweth, a young American academic who co-wrote the study “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflict” with diplomat Maria Stephan. A lot of their book is about why non-violent revolution succeeds or fails, but most interesting of all are their statistics about HOW OFTEN it succeeds. Their headline statistic is that violent revolutionary struggles succeed in overthrowing an oppressive regime only 30 per cent of the time, whereas non-violent campaigns succeed almost 60 per cent of the time. By that standard, the Arab world is certainly under-performing. But the most relevant statistic from Chernoweth and Stephan’s work for the future of the Arab world is this: “Holding all other variables constant, the average country with a failed non-violent campaign has over a 35 per cent chance of becoming a democracy five years after a conflict’s end.” The game isn’t over yet.
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EKFH pays tribute to Reinhart TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
As a way to thank Kootenay Ice fans for donations and support during the Starlite campaign, the East Kootenay Foundation for Health came up with something a little unique. As part of the campaign, EKFH urged fans to make a donation in tribute to Kootenay Ice captain Sam Reinhart, which ended up raising $6,063.63. In return, the EKFH teamed up with Reinhart to hand out 950 autographed autographed bobble heads, which were handed out on Saturday evening before the tilt against the Calgary Hitmen. Overall, the 2013 Starlite campaign raised $131,440.40, which will be divided up to fund equipment purchases at health care facilities across the East Kootenay region. The first 950 fans through the doors were able to pick up a bobble head, with a lineup forming two hours before puck drop. For Reinhart, signing each and every one of the bobble heads seemed like a daunting task, but he managed to get his signature on all of them. “It was definitely a busy couple of days but once we got them all laid out, I think we had a good strategy worked out,” Reinhart said. “By the third day, I think we ripped through them so it was definitely nice.” As for showcasing his likeness, Reinhart said each bobble head was
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Kootenay has been hot, winning six of their last seven games. Reinhart is in the middle of a 10-game point streak, with eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points over that span. Defenceman Jagger Dirk also has five assists in the last four games. On the injury front, Ryan Chynoweth is dayto-day with an upper body injury, while Kyle O’Connor will be out of action for two to three weeks with a lower body injury. Like the Raiders and the Hitmen, the Blades have been struggling recently, losing six of their last eight games. However, the Blades feature a highly touted NHL prospect in Nikita Scherbak, who joined the team through the CHL import draft in the summer. Scherbak played in the CHL Top Prospects game along with Rein-
hart, and he has 25 goals and 39 assists for 64 points this year. The Blades also did a bunch of wheeling and dealing before the deadline, sending some of their older star power to other teams as they look to the future. There is no clear-cut starter between goaltenders Troy Trombley and Alex Moodie, although Trombley has played in five more games. The two teams faced each other twice in the first half of the season, once in Cranbrook and once in Saskatoon, with the road team coming up with the win. Saskatoon also has a bit of a local connection, with Kimberley native Coy Prevost in their prospect pool. Prevost, a forward, plays with the BCMML Kootenay Ice, but was called up to the WHL for a game in December.
Mount Baker lands volleyball provincials TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
Mount Baker Secondary School has landed the 2014 senior girls volleyball provincial tournament and will host the event next November. Terry Sideritsch, the current head coach of the MBSS senior girls team, spearheaded the event after getting approval from the school to put together an application package. Each year, the tournament his hosted by different areas within the province, and the rotation
came put to either the Kootenays or northern B.C. “Every year, certain areas are eligible to put their bid forward to hold provincials,” said Sideritsch. “So I took our application before  provincials, and north peace put their application in also, and we won.” The application had to be vetted by Volleyball BC, which required information such as available gym space to accommodate at least four courts, ceiling heights and seating arrange-
ments. “I just had to go basically get some local [business] support and get the information on the schools and the gyms, just so they know we have the infrastructure to do it.” Sideritsch got the ball rolling after MBSS athletic director Dan Loewen got the blessing from school administration. “It’s not going to be just a Mount Baker event, it’s the entire community,” Loewen said. “His efforts are going to benefit a lot of people within our community.”
FINDING THE ROUTE: Cranbrook climber Gord McArthur (right side of the structure) makes his way up to the top during a UIAA World Cup competition at Champagny en Vanoise, France this past weekend. McArthur finished the event tied for 13th place, and will head to Rabenstein, Italy for his next stop on the World Cup tour before heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Olympics.
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VANCOUVER - The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Raphael Diaz to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday in exchange for forward Dale Weise. The 28-year-old Diaz had 11 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 46 games for the Canadiens this season. The native of Baar, Switzerland, has 41 points (four goals, 37 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 128 NHL career games but was a healthy scratch of late with Montreal. “This is the business. This is the way
it is,” Diaz said Monday on a conference call. “As a player you want to play as much as you can and you want to help you team.” Diaz joins a Canucks’ blue-line that has suffered a number of injuries in recent weeks, with both Christopher Tanev and Kevin Bieksa currently out of the lineup. “As a sportsman, as a hockey player, you respect everything (teams) do,” he said. “(The Canadiens) always treated me good. They helped me learn a lot things to play in the NHL.”
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Man says he ate fish, birds, turtles while drifting 13 months across Pacific Ocean Nick Perry Associated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It’s a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands thousands of kilometres away. But that’s what a man identifying himself as 37-year-old Jose Salvador Alvarenga told the U.S. ambassador in the Marshall Islands and the nation’s officials during a meeting Monday before he was taken to a local hospital for monitoring. Alvarenga washed ashore on the tiny atoll of Ebon in the Pacific Ocean last week before being taken to the capital, Majuro, on Monday. “It’s hard for me to imagine someone surviving 13 months at sea,’’ said Ambassador Tom Armbruster in Majuro. “But it’s also hard to imagine how someone might arrive on Ebon out of the
Alvarenga washed ashore on the tiny atoll of Ebon in the Pacific Ocean last week before being taken to the capital, Majuro, on Monday. blue. Certainly this guy has had an ordeal, and has been at sea for some time.’’ Other officials were reacting cautiously to the Spanish-speaking man’s story while they try to piece together more information. If true, the man’s ordeal would rank among the greatest tales ever of survival at
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kilometres, if he drifted in a straight line. Armbruster said the soft-spoken man complained of joint pain Monday and had a limp but was able to walk. He had long hair and a beard, the ambassador said, and rather than appearing emaciated he looked puffy in places, including around his ankles. Otherwise, he added, Alvarenga seemed in reasonable health. Armbruster, who speaks Spanish, said the survivor told the following story: He’s a native of El Salvador but had lived in Mexico for 15 years and fishes for a man he knows as Willie, catching sharks for 25 pesos ($1.90) per pound. On Dec. 21, 2012, Alvarenga left Mexico in his 23foot fiberglass boat for a day’s fishing, accompanied by a teen he knew only as Ezekiel, who was between 15 and 18. A storm blew the fishermen off course, and soon they were lost and adrift. “He talked about scoop-
ing up little fish that swam alongside the boat and eating them raw,’’ Armbruster said. “He also said he ate birds, and drank birds’ blood.’’ After about a month, Ezekiel died, the survivor told officials. Alvarenga also talked about eating turtles. Once near Ebon, he swam ashore. Gee Bing, the acting secretary of foreign affairs for the Marshall Islands, said he was somewhat skeptical of Alvarenga’s account after meeting with him Monday. “It does sound like an incredible story, and I’m not sure if I believe his story,’’ Bing said. “When we saw him, he was not really thin compared to other survivors in the past. I may have some doubts. Once we start communicating with where he’s from, we’ll be able to find out more information.’’ Bing said the man had no identification with him, and other details of his story remained sketchy. Mexico said it was co-or-
dinating with the Salvadoran government to provide assistance to the man. The survivor’s vital signs appeared good except that his blood pressure was a bit low, Bing said. Erik van Sebille, a Sydney-based oceanographer at the University of New South Wales, said there was a good chance a boat drifting off Mexico’s west coast would eventually be carried by currents to the Marshall Islands. He said such a journey would typically take 18 months to two years depending on the winds and currents, although 13 months was possible. There have been other cases of people surviving for months adrift in the Pacific. Tree Mexican shark fishermen in 2006 said they were lost at sea for nine months before being rescued near the Marshall Islands. In 1989, four men survived nearly four months in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand after their multi-hulled boat capsized.
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