MONDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2014
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With the Sochi Games in full swing, Canadian athlete and Cranbrook native Gord McAthur, along with fellow competitors on the UIAA world cup tour, are busy showcasing the demonstration sport of ice climbing to the world.
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Clearing up Food Bank Society sums up year at AGM confusion Another busy year, as in Kimberley about BCDPS needcontinues FOR THE BULLETIN
The British Columbia Deer Protection Society (BCDPS) seeks to clarify misinformation in a recent article published in the Kimberley Bulletin on Friday, February 14. The BCDPS is a province wide coalition of societies, groups and individuals from all walks of life who are dedicated to the protection of wildlife.
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Members of the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank Society held their Annual General Meeting last week, and heard the disheartening statistics on continued need in Kimberley, but were also heartened by knowing
they are making a difference. Food Bank Coordinator Heather Smith told the meeting that by the end of the Food Bank’s fiscal year, which runs from October to September, 1,598 hampers were given out, which assisted 2,278 adults and 1,561 children at a value of $210,737.62. The Christmas Hamper program gave out 166 hampers at a value of $22,100. Twenty new families were registered during the year. Smith told the meeting that she was grateful for all the volunteers
who work with her at the Food Bank. Next up was Stan Salikin, who delivered the president’s report. Salikin said that anyone who applies for a food hamper must go through a screening process to ensure they meet requirements, but no one in genuine need or dire straights is ever turned away. “Clients are treated in a dignified, non-judgmental, caring manner,” he said. He reports that 2013 was an-
other very busy year for the Food Bank with significant percentage of users (38%) children. “Increases in living costs impacts on the low income, no income, government assisted people including pensioners, particularly single seniors. Many desperate singles, couples and families with children arrive at our doors in dire straights, some with little or no finances, and some with no place to live.
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A mystery, a thriller, a Tony Award winner Submit ted
Theatre O, the East Kootenay’s newest theatre company, is proud to present Anthony Shaffer’s hit psychological thriller “Sleuth,” which promises to be a smart and gripping dramatic adventure for local audiences. “Sleuth” features an entirely home-grown, professional cast who has flourished under the direction of Wild Horse Theatre veteran Killeen Delorme. “Sleuth” is a multi-award winning play and one of the mystery genre’s most celebrated works. It revolves around the fierce game of cat-andmouse that is played out in a cozy English country house owned by millionaire novelist, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke’s love of games but also the affections of his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two
plan the ultimate whodunit. The show is high energy, features colorful characters, and astonishing plot twists – live entertainment at its finest! The play runs March 11-22 at the Green Door in Kimberley’s Platzl (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm). Tickets are $18 for Adults ($15 for Seniors/Students) and are available at Mega Furniture in Cranbrook, The Snowdrift Café in Kimberley and at the door (cash only,
please). The Green Door is an intimate 40-seat venue that ensures audience members an up-close-and-personal theatrical experience. Tickets are already selling well, so make sure to purchase yours early to avoid disappointment. In addition, Thursday and Friday showings are special “Dinner Theatre Nights.” Admission is an additional $20 and includes a full-course meal
courtesy of renowned chef Jaime Funk of Green Door Catering. These performances are also fully licensed and feature a selection of beer, wine & cocktails for $5, and a top-shelf “Sleuth” themed martini for $8. Seating is limited to 30 patrons for this exclusive experience, so pre-booking tickets is highly recommended. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30, and the show starts at the normally scheduled time. This is Theatre O’s inaugural production. The company was devised when two Cranbrook artists, Brent Gill and Dana Doucette, desired to create a one-of-a-kind, professional-caliber experience for local theatregoers presented entirely by local talent. The title “Theatre O” is homage to the memory of their former drama teacher Rod Osiowy (“Rod O”). They hope that through their commitment to producing high-quality dramatics, his legacy can live on.
East Kootenay raises enough for 3.5 houses in typhoon-ravaged Philippines Submit ted
Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013 and was unlike any storm before it. The unprecedented damage and the devastating impact on communities, revealed the true threat that weather events pose to communities, cities and regions across the Philippines. On Nov. 22, 2013, the Filipino-Canadian Association of the East Kootenay and A&W Cranbrook, with the support of owner and Manager Bob Cartier, organized a fund-raising for the Typhoon Haiyan victims. A&W donated $1 for every breakfast sandwich sold and $2 for every teen burger sold. A total of $10,880 was raised before, during, and after the fundraising day. This also includes the fund-raising held on
the same day at A&W Invermere, with the support of owner Eric Vanderkruk. Of the $10,880 raised, $5,750 was donated to 12 Filipinos from Fernie, Invermere, Radium Hot Spring and Cranbrook whose families were directly affected in the Philippines. $5,130 was donated to ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) International Canada, Inc., a registered Canadian charity building houses and contributing to the rebuilding efforts in the country. Funds donated to ANCOP International will go towards rebuilding efforts in Bogo City located in Northern Cebu, one of the many areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 10,000 households in Bogo City are still displaced. “Haiyan left behind an unprecedented trail
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Funds raised during a recent relief effort were presented at Cranbrook A&W to members of the East Kootenay Filipino-Canadian community, who have family in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Standing, left to right: Maricris Monsales, Ofelio Dazo, Lourdes Roxas-Butalid, Bob Cartier, Liza Lebrilla, Pepita Priagola, Pamela Brunishoz. Sitting, left to right: Teresita Montebon, Emelisa Ombing of death and destruction in its rampage across the Central Philippines,” says Lourdes Roxas-Butalid, president the Filipino-Canadian Association of the East Kootenay. “More than 6,000 people have lost their lives and the death toll is still expected to rise. More than 4 million people continue to be displaced with more than 11 million people affected.” The Filipino-Canadian Association of the East Kootenay have also partnered with Couples
for Christ Lethbridge for the construction of the Cranbrook-Lethbridge ANCOP Canada Community in Bogo City. Couples for Christ Lethbridge have raised $5,852.50 through various fundraising efforts. As at Dec. 30, 2013, the total amount raised between Cranbrook and Lethbridge for ANCOP International is $10,982.50 which can build 3.5 ANCOP houses. The goal is to build at least 10 ANCOP houses to realize the Cranb ro o k- L e t h b r i d g e
ANCOP Canada Community in Bogo City. We would like to thank everyone who has been supporting us. Donations for Typhoon Haiyan victims are still being accepted. To donate, please make your cheque, with your name and address, payable to ANCOP International Canada, Inc. A tax receipt will be issued for a donation of $20 or more. Send your cheque to Lourdes Roxas-Butalid, P.O Box 20023, Tamarack Mall, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3S0
Monday, February 17, 2014
Hospital projects approved in budget nay Regional Hospital. At the Cranbrook hospital, one of the projects is a portable x-ray system known as a C-Arm that can shoot still and continuous images. It can be used through an operating room table or stretcher and can be moved to various locations in the hospital. Next, the board approved funding for a cart
Food Bank AGM From Page 1 These are people in despair; they feel hopeless and frantic, without food money or a place to stay. Not all clients are in this category, however many who require assistance have low self esteem and some on the verge of mental breakdown. “Our Food Bank volunteers are the first responders to these sad situations. They treat everyone who comes through our doors in a respectful, professional and sensitive manner. We are thankful that our Food Bank is able to relieve some of the stress associated with food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition.” Salikin gave a personal thank you to Heather Smith fore her “tremendous dedicated service”. He went on the thank all those who donate to the Food Bank. “Without local financial support we would not be able to maintain the high level of food hamper distribution to our clients. The people of Kimberley and surrounding area along with businesses, clubs, churches schools, unions, as well as other organizations are aware of the needs of many of our
clients. They are extremely generous.” But despite all the good help and donations, Salikin said that unless the root cause of food bank use — poverty —is addressed, food banks are here to stay. “Food Bank clients are people who are at the bottom of the income scale. Average families with average salaries spend about 15 per cent of their income on healthy nutritional food for themselves and their families. Food ban clients would have to spend 45 per cent of their income to provide for their families at the same level. Coupled with the high cost of rent and utilities, which could be as high as 60 per cent of their income, there would be absolutely nothing left over for all the other necessities. The Food Bank plays a very important role in many people’s lives. By helping our fellow human beings who have fallen on hard times due to poverty, illness, family break up and many other reasons, we can and do make a difference. “Our goal is to continue to provide assistance to people in need for as long as the need exists.”
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controls for the various mechanical systems at the Health Centre. In Golden, the hospital will receive an isolation room that can admit patients who need to be isolated so that airborne contaminants aren’t transferred to other patients. The funding for these five projects together is $499,936. With funding commitments the board
has made in previous years but not yet been required to pay for, the total capital budget is $1.8 million. The hospital district’s 2014 budget was adopted by the board on Friday. There is no increase to the tax rate for East Kootenay constituents. It’s the fifth year without a tax rate increase; the last time the rate increased was in 2008.
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snowmobilers were at the site of the accident, near the Boulder Mountain snowmobile cabin. The other two people escaped, and appear to be unharmed.
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that is often parked outside East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The upgrade will improve exam speed and quality and extend the life of the unit, which was made in 2005. The unit is shared between the East and West Kootenay and the O k a n a g a n -S i m i l k a meen. In Sparwood, the board approved funding to replace the digital
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From Page 1 A Hockey Night in Canada broadcast in their community With the Marysville Arena upgrade so much in the news lately, the contest seems a perfect fit. A Marysville Arena group has already been formed at krafthockeyville.cbc.ca and stories of how the arena has played in the lives of residents are being entered. The first round of winners, eight from eastern Canada and eight from the west, will be announced on March 8, 2014.
washer and disinfector – a high capacity mechanical washer that can wash, disinfecting and dry virtually any metal or molded cart, utensils, beds and other reusable items. It uses high temperature and high velocity water jets to sanitize with a minimum of water consumption. The final Cranbrook project is an upgrade for the Mobile MRI unit
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The hospital district has approved funding for a host of projects at East Kootenay hospitals, without raising the tax rate for residents. At a meeting on Friday, Feb. 14 of the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District, the board of directors approved the 2014 annual budget.
The budget includes funding for five capital projects that Interior Health plans to complete in 2014. The hospital district funds 40 per cent of the projects, while the B.C. government funds the remaining 60 per cent. This year, the projects include one at Golden Hospital, one at Sparwood Health Centre, and three at East Koote-
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BCDPS clarification From Page 1 It is not solely based out of Invermere and it is not the organization who was involved with the lawsuit against the District of Invermere as originally reported. Most BCDPS members are residents in the cities who are either considering conducting culls or who have conducted culls, including Kimberley, and have an interest in compassionate conservation of British Columbia deer. In the February 14 article, the Bulletin wrote that the Kimberley deer cull had not begun because, “…the clover traps (used to trap and kill deer) were stolen from the Ministry building in Cranbrook and some destroyed.” Later in the article, the Mayor of Kimberley said the City would have a response to the flyers, and said, “In the meantime, the public needs to know what kind of tactics this group will go to achieve their ends.” “We are deeply concerned that it appears Mayor McRae was pointing his finger at our Society in being involved in more extreme measures,” said Devin Kazakoff,
spokesperson for the Coalition “Our groups have fought long and hard for two years opposing these barbaric and pointless culls, ” Kazakoff continued. “We use every legal tool at our disposal to put an end to the cruelty. We do not engage in criminal activity. The BCDPS’s mission is ‘advocating for compassionate conservation through education, research, and political action.’” “In 2012, Kimberley trapped 101 random deer,” said Sherry Adams director of BCDPS. “We told them that culls don’t work. We explained the rebound effect and provided them with the research. We explained to them culling creates a void, to keep killing is like bailing water out of a sinking boat. As we predicted, two years later, Kimberley Council voted to kill another 30 deer. As a resident of Kimberley I think our tax dollars can be better spent and we can co-exist peacefully with our deer “. “We are frustrated that city officials want to kill deer,” said Colleen Bailey, Humane Treatment of Urban Wildlife chair and
BCDPS director. “We are here to expose the cull and how it’s ineffective, not destroy traps.” Bailey went on to say “We’ve met with these cities and presented effective conflict reduction strategies of British Columbia deer. These are BC deer. They do not belong to cities to do what they please with. Now we’ve created an effective public relations campaign to educate the citizens of British Columbia about the harsh realities of culls. I stand by our ‘tactics’ as Mayor McRae calls them.” “The Elkford cull was a disaster,” said Wendy Huisman, Director of BCDPS and lifetime resident of Elkford. ‘The citizens of our town exposed the illegal actions of the cull contractors, not municipal officials or the Ministry. And yet it appears we are the ones who are being alluded to as participants in extreme measures. It’s truly unfair and unacceptable.” “We need to end the blame game and work together on a compassionate conservation plan that provides real solutions to human wildlife conflicts and unifies communities across BC,” said Adams.
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The North Star Figure Skating Club acquitted themselves well at the recent Kootenay Regional Championships bringing home several medals.
North Star Figure Skaters prepare for ice show after successful season Show Case 2014 Friday, March 7 For the Bulle tin
North Star Skating Club (NSSC) has had a busy winter season. On January 17-19 Starskaters travelled to Rossland, BC to participate in the regional test day and West Kootenay Invitational Skating Competition. On January 31-February 2, our skaters were in Fruitvale to again test and compete at the Kootenay Regional Championships, which includes East and West Kootenays. This
test day was very successful for the skaters involved and has resulted in many of the senior skaters advancing to gold level skills and dance tests. At both competitions the Starskaters dominated the podium in every event they entered, here are the stats: Quinn McKay (gold medal), Charlize Du Preez (bronze ribbon), Caitlin Cavalier, (two silver and bronze medal), Zoe Marina, (three gold and two silver medals), Molly Miller, (gold and a bronze medal), Sydney Wilson, (three bronze medals), Bianca Marina, (two gold and two
silver medals), Hannah Doerksen, (two silver and two bronze medals), Jackson Wilkinson, (bronze ribbon) Makayli Wilkinson, (silver ribbon) and Ella Wilkinson (gold ribbon). Coach Tamara was very pleased with the results and the top finishes the NSSC skaters’ achieved, especially, with Caitlin as it is her final year to compete with the club. We are very proud of all our young skaters. With competitions for this season having come to an end the Club is now busy with Show Case 2014! On Friday, March 7 the North Star Skating Club will once
again host its annual ice show at the Civic Centre. There will be appearances by Canskaters, Powerskaters, Starskaters and a guest performance at this year’s Show Case. This is an exciting time for skaters as they are able to have fun tapping into the artistic and creative aspects of their skating. Mark your calendars now and save the date! Last year the ice show drew great numbers and this year expects to be even bigger.
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Kenny Rogers aims to make new friends Superstar to play Western Financial Place February 26 Barry Coulter
Even for an artist who’s had 120 hit singles and sold more than 100 million records over a 50-year career, Kenny Rogers has had a monster year. Kenny Rogers is playing Western Financial Place in Cranbrook on Feb. 26. But in the months leading up to this date, he’s released his 22nd Top 10 County album, got a Grammy nomination along with old friend Dolly Parton, been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and handed the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s also had a novel published, and awarded an Honorary Masters of Photography buy the Professional Photographers of America. He’s spent much of the past year roaming the planet with his Through The Years World Tour. Western Financial Place will feature an arrangement where the stage faces the side seating, rather than end to end. This will make for an up-closeand-personal evening, and Rogers is looking forward to it. “You know, I’d actually rather work those kinds of (smaller) venues, because you can really feel the audience more,” Rogers told the Townsman in an interview last week. “If you work big venues, what you have to do is play to the front two rows and acknowledge the back 10. But this way you get to see everybody — literally. I turn on the house lights from time to time and I get a chance to look around, and see who’s there. It’s fun for me to do that, to pick out people. There’s always someone holding a sign that says ‘Where’s Dolly?’ “It’s a totally different feel, but it’s much more rewarding. There’s a better connection in those con-
ditions, and I just love it.” Rogers’ latest album, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ was released last October and reached number nine on the U.S. Country charts. Rogers has said it is the best album he’s ever recorded. “It is,” he insisted. “Warner Brothers called me and said ‘we want you to do an album.’ We had a meeting and I said ‘I want you to know that I understand and I accept the fact that at this point in my career I may not be able to get it on the radio.’ And the president of the company said ‘don’t worry about the radio. Do the 10 songs or 11 songs that you want to do.’ “Because I’ve always had a knack for picking good songs. And not having the pressure of the radio took so much pressure off me as an artist, that I have some songs that I would never have even looked at before. “That’s what I think makes it so special. It’s really more fun. It was top 10 the first week out, so we must have done something right. “There’s really only two ways I can compete,” Rogers continued. “I can do what everybody else is doing, and do it better. And I don’t like my chances with that. Or I can do something nobody else is doing, and then you go in by comparison.” The album’s title track features old friend and duet-mate Dolly Parton. The pair were nominated for a 2014 Grammy-Award for “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” “That song was written for us.” Rogers said. “And we both felt it was not so important that it be a successful big hit on radio. But it was important to both of us to have our relationship documented. We can go years without seeing each other, but when she walks in the room it’s like we were together yesterday.” What about the concert that Cranbrook can look for-
ward to? “I got about 18 or 19 top 10 records, and I do them all. ‘Lucille,’ ‘Coward of the County,’ ‘Daytime Friends…’ All the ballads: ‘Love the World Away,’ ‘Through the Years,’ ‘She Believes in Me,’ ‘Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town’ … Åll those things, and I’m going to mix some new things in.” And the band that’s accompanying Rogers? “My band has been with me, most of the them, for the better part of 40 years. And they’re great players and good friends, and they just get better every time we go out.” In October of last year, Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in November received the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement award. “I’m glad it happened now, rather than at the peak of my career,” Rogers said, “because at the peak of my career I had so much on my table, I don’t know that I could have really appreciated it. “I have two twin boys, nine years old, and they just thought that was so cool. My older boys were there (at the ceremony), my brothers and sisters, my wife. It was a great family moment.” Not that Rogers appears to be slowing down too much, creatively. In September, a novel written by Rogers, with Mike Blakely, was released, titled “What Are The Chances?” “It’s about the game of Texas Hold’em being invented — it’s called “What Are The Chances.” It’s about a kid who wants to be in Nashville, and he’s there when Texas Hold’em is invented.” As to the aforementioned Honorary Masters of Photography: “I have a new category for psychiatrists — I’m impulsive-obsessive,” Rogers said. “I get involved with something impulsively, and then I get obsessed with it, to see how well I can do it. That’s what happened
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Kenny Rogers is bringing decades of hit songs to his Cranbrook concert, Feb. 26.
with photography. You go out on the road, you have an hour and a half where you’re high, where the audience is carrying you and you’re feeling great. The other 22 and a half hours of nothing to do. So I al-
ways find things to do. I play tennis — I never played tennis until I was 35, and then I got a national ranking. Because I took it so seriously, and worked so hard. And it’s the same with photography. Once I found out
I could do it, I worked to see how well I could do it. And it was really very rewarding.” The Kenny Rogers “Through the Years 2014 World tour, with special guest Charlie Major, touches down at Western Financial
Place in Cranbrook, Feb. 26. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Western Financial Place box office, by phone at 250-426SEAT, or online at www.tickets.cranbrook.ca
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Olympic clock management Pushed to the limits of endurance, last week whispered the magic words, “Just barely able to keep the eyes open, muscles one more end — then I’ll go to bed,” — aching from tension. A finely-trained only to find myself still awake at 1 a.m. But for most sports, you can hardly Olympic athlete after expending maximum effort? No. Me, dragging myself to avoid knowing the results before you get a work after staying up too late watching the chance to watch. And while for some that may make Olympics. them less interesting, for Every time the Olympics me it increases my enjoyroll around, I say to myself ment. I can get up in the — oh, I might watch a bit of morning, take a look at the it. And then I find myself headlines and see how well glued to the television. It’s Canadian athletes did just so darned compelling, Carolyn while I was sleeping. Then I especially with the way Grant can watch full replays of the Canada has started. All events I choose on the inthose medals, all those stories. The charming Alex Bilodeau, the de- ternet or watch the replays on television in lightful Dufour-Lapointe sisters, the self- the evening. Or I can record the events I want and watch them whenever I want. less Gilmore Junio. Great stuff. Because yes, I am a fair-weather fan. If It’s really quite wonderful, and it’s even more wonderful this time round because the Canadian hockey team loses — I know, of technology. I speak not of the advances blasphemy, but if they do — I don’t have to in skis and blades and other gear but the watch a three hour game only to see my advances in my ability to watch events team lose. I know beforehand and avoid the agony. when I want, where I want. Takes the fun out of it, you say? Takes It is almost impossible to watch these games live because of the time difference. the stress out of it, I say. I can remember watching the 2010 gold You can watch live beginning at 10 in the evening as the morning events begin in medal final in men’s hockey. I watched it at Sochi, I discovered, hence the bags under a friend’s house with a few other people. It my eyes. Know what sport plays mornings? was enjoyable, but tense. Then it was just Curling. Yeah, I have several times in the tense. Then when the Americans scored at
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the last minute and we went to overtime, it became unbearable. I’ll always remember where I was when Sidney Crosby scored the winner in OT. I was in the basement, unable to watch. It was too stressful. So I didn’t actually see it live, just ran up the stairs when those brave enough to endure it screamed with joy. Cowardly? Yes. But I have enough stress in my life, so the watch-after-the-fact system works for me, so hurray for technology. This year’s gold medal hockey games will be broadcast live beginning at 5 a.m. Mountain Time. That’s 7 a.m. Eastern and apparently Toronto City Councillors are wrestling with the idea of allowing bars to open and serve beer for the games. Because watching Canadians go for gold without a beer — no matter what the time of day — just seems un-Canadian. Again, I don’t know if I will be able to bear watching it live. If I sleep in and record the game, I can enjoy it stress-free a little later in the day. Or not watch it at all if the unthinkable happens. If I do get up to watch it, you’ll find me in the basement. Possibly with a beer in my hand. Carolyn Grant is the Editor of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin
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Letters to the Editor Marysville Arena Kimberley Council’s decision Tuesday was political, the Mayor and other members who voted in favour did not debate anything, they talked and voted, none of them offered any arguments or disputed the points made by Oakley and McCormick — they simply ignored them. None of them dealt with the question of where the money is to come from. The Mayor should be ashamed of himself, rather than trying to share the blame “I am extremely disappointed with all of us ...”, and accusing Oakley and McCormick of making it political. His further disingenuous remarks about all the hurt
that discussion of the possible closure of the Marysville arena has caused were simply beyond belief. What isn’t political about limiting public understanding of the issue by limiting the motion to replacement of the ice plant, and suggesting the overall infrastructure funding is political and not relevant? Now that council has gone ahead with expenditures over $500,000 on the city’s second arena it will be very difficult if not impossible to vote against funding the replacement of the floor (believed to be necessary in the very near future), currently estimated at $600,000. All of the councilors must be aware that they have, when operating expenses
are taken into account, been voting on a proposal that will exceed $1.5 million over the next few years. This without any idea where the bulk of the money is to come from. Kent Goodwin pointed out Kimberley has set tax increases at three times the rate of inflation for the past ten years and asks, can we keep doing that? Apparently his answer and those who voted yes is YES. What’s yours? Elections in the fall, it is political, can you be bothered to vote? John Clark Kimberley
Israel’s nuclear weapon hypocrisy
hen Mordechai Vanunu, a humble Israeli technician who worked for years at Israel’s secret nuclear site at Dimona, spilled the beans about Israel’s nuclear weapons in 1986, very bad things happened to him. He was lured from safety in England for an Italian holiday by a woman who was an Israeli secret agent, drugged and kidnapped from Italy by other Israeli agents, and imprisoned for eighteen years (eleven of them in solitary confinement). When Avraham Burg, the former speaker of the Israeli parliament, said last month that that Israel has both nuclear and chemical weapons (you know, like the nuclear weapons that Iran must not have and the chemical weapons that Syria must give up), nothing bad happened to him at all. He is protected by the Important Persons Act, the unwritten law that gets powerful and well-connected people off the hook in every country. They didn’t even go after Burg when he said that Israel’s long-standing policy of “non-disclosure (never confirm or deny that it has nukes) was “outdated and childish.” But even ten years after Vanunu finished serving his long jail sentence, he is not allowed to leave Israel, go near any foreign embassy, airport or border crossing, or speak to any journalist or foreigner. Vanunu defies the Israeli authorities and speaks to whomever he pleases, of course. But he really can’t get out of the country, though he desperately wants to leave, and his decision to live like a free man gives his watchers the pretext to yank his chain by arresting him whenever they feel like it. The Israeli government’s excuse for all this is that he may
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still know secrets he might reveal, but that is nonsense. Vanunu hasn’t seen Dimona or talked to anybody in the Israeli nuclear weapons business for 30 years. What drives his tormentors is sheer vindictiveness, and he may well go on being punished for his defiance until he dies — while Avraham Burg lives out his life undisturbed and offers occasional pearls of wisdom to the public. So here are the “secrets” that Vanunu and Burg revealed, in rather more detail than Burg chose to give and in a more upto-date form than Vanunu could give from personal knowledge. Israel has a minimum of 80 and a maximum of 400 nuclear weapons, those limits being based on calculations of the amount of fissile material that it has enriched to weapons grade. The best guess is that the total is around 200 warheads, most of them two-stage thermonuclear devices (hydrogen bombs). At least some dozens are “tactical” weapons designed to be fired by 175 mm and 203 mm artillery pieces at ranges of 40-70 km. The remainder are meant to be delivered by missiles or aircraft, and Israel maintains a full “triad” of delivery systems: land-based missiles, sea-launched missiles, and aircraft. The missiles are mostly Jericho II medium-range ballistic missiles, which can reach all of Europe and most of western Asia. Since 2008 Jericho III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) have also been entering service, with a range that would allow Israel to strike any inhabited point on the planet except some Pacific islands. Both can carry a one-megaton warhead. Why such remarkably long ranges, when Israel’s avowed enemies are all relatively close to hand? One speculation is that this is meant to encourage caution in other nuclear states (Pakistan? North Korea?) that might at some future time be tempted to supply nuclear weapons to Israel’s near enemies. The maritime leg of the triad
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Some of Israel’s nuclear arsenal are “tactical” weapons designed to be fired by 175 mm and 203 mm artillery pieces at ranges of 40-70 km. is highly accurate cruise missiles that are launched from underwater by Israel’s German-built Dolphin-class submarines. These missiles constitute Israel’s “secure second-strike” capability, since it is extremely unlikely that even the most successful enemy surprise attack could locate and destroy the submarines. And finally, there are American-made F-15 and F-16 strike aircraft that can also carry nuclear bombs. Israel probably tested its bomb in the southern Indian Ocean in 1979 in cooperation with apartheid South Africa, which was also developing nuclear weapons (subsequently dismantled) at that time. The test was carried out under cover of a storm to escape satellite surveillance, but a rift in the cloud cover revealed the characteristic double flash of a nuclear explosion to an American satellite, Vela 6911. This was a violation of the
1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty, which forbids open-air nuclear tests, but the United States did not pursue the matter, presumably in order not to embarrass Israel. The United States did not help Israel to develop nuclear weapons in the first place (France did that), and even now Washington does not really approve of Israel’s nukes, although it tolerates them in the interest of the broader alliance. But why, after all these years, does Israel still refuse to acknowledge that it has them? The only plausible answer is: to avoid embarrassing the United States in ways that would make it restrict its arms exports to Israel. But realistically, how likely is that to happen? The US Congress will ensure that Israel goes on getting all the money and arms it wants no matter what it says about its nukes, and it is high time to end this ridiculous dance around the truth.
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A Day in the life of Cranbrook & Kimberley, Part I
A time lapse photo shows traffic on Van Horne Street, 4:30 a.m.
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On Saturday, January 25, photographers for the Daily Townsman and Daily Bulletin set out to capture all the events of a busy winter day in Cranbrook and Kimberley. People are what make our communities special, and we’ve tried to encapsulate them in day-to-day routines as well as out-of-the-ordinary events. Welcome to “A Day In The Life Of Cranbrook And Kimberley,” which will run all week in this space. Today, we feature the early morning through late morning hours.
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The Safeway Bakery gets things things going at 5 a.m. Neil Churchill is pictured here with fresh bread out of the oven at 6:15 a.m.
The hour before dawn at Tim Hortons on Cranbrook Street North.
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Å PeeWee hockey tournament gets underway at 7:30 a.m. in Cranbrook. Pictured here are the Cranbrook PeeWee Ice taking on St. Albert at 7:30 a.m. Cranbrook went undefeated in the weekend tournament to win.
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Sylvia is pictured at the Starbucks drive-thru off Cranbrook Street North.
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Preparing the Baker Park outdoor skating rink for the day.
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An early morning walk in Marysville.
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Casey (foreground) and Elijah start the workday in the shop at Gerick’s Sports in Cranbrook, 9:30 a.m.
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Beau enjoying the Kimberley Gymnastic Centre’s Saturday morning drop in for toddlers.
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Lots of people taking advantage of great ski conditions at Kimberley’s Nordic Trails.
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Mike, Karen and Barb start getting lunch prepared at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
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KIJHL Standings W 37 28 23 12 15
L T OTL PTS 11 1 1 76 21 2 0 58 21 0 6 52 27 3 7 34 32 1 3 34
NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM GP x-Nelson Leafs 51 x-Beaver Valley Nitehawks 50 x-Castlegar Rebels 51 x-Spokane Braves 50 Grand Forks Border Bruins 48
W 37 37 21 21 16
L T OTL PTS 9 1 4 79 10 1 2 77 25 2 3 47 25 0 4 46 28 2 2 36
DOUG BIRKS DIVISION TEAM GP z-Kamloops Storm 49 x-100 Mile House Wranglers 49 x-Chase Heat 50 x-Sicamous Eagles 50 Revelstoke Grizzlies 50
W 40 23 25 22 8
L T OTL PTS 8 0 1 81 20 0 6 52 23 0 2 52 25 0 3 47 38 0 4 20
OKANAGAN DIVISION TEAM x-Kelowna Chiefs x-Summerland Steam x-Osoyoos Coyotes x-North Okanagan Knights Princeton Posse
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L T OTL PTS 16 0 3 65 15 1 3 64 21 0 1 57 24 0 2 46 29 0 6 36
WHL Standings Eastern Conference Edmonton Oil Kings Regina Pats Calgary Hitmen Medicine Hat Tigers Kootenay Ice Swift Current Broncos Brandon Wheat Kings Red Deer Rebels Prince Albert Raiders Moose Jaw Warriors Saskatoon Blades Lethbridge Hurricanes Western Conference Kelowna Rockets Portland Winterhawks Victoria Royals Seattle Thunderbirds Spokane Chiefs Everett Silvertips Vancouver Giants Tri-City Americans Prince George Cougars Kamloops Blazers
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EDDIE MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM GP y-Creston Valley Thunder Cats 50 x-Kimberley Dynamiters 51 x-Fernie Ghostriders 50 Columbia Valley Rockies 49 Golden Rockets 51
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East wins All-Star dunk contest NEW ORLEANS - John Wall soared over his mascot, and the East stomped on the West in the slam dunk contest. Wall’s sensational slam finished off a clean sweep for the Washington star, Paul George and Terrence Ross in the contest’s new battle format, helping the Eastern Conference earn a 2-2 tie against the West on All-Star Saturday night. Answering Sacramento rookie Ben McLemore’s dunk in which he leaped over Shaquille O’Neal seated in a king’s throne, Wall took the ball from Wizards mascot G-Man, who held it above his head, then brought it down between his legs and slammed down a two-handed reverse dunk. “It was only my second time doing it. My first time was on Thursday,” Wall said. “So I just felt comfortable with myself and I knew it was a dunk that hasn’t been done before.” Judges Dominique Wilkins, Magic Johnson and Julius Erving all gave the victory to Wall in his matchup, after picking George over Harrison Barnes, and defending champion Ross over Damian Lillard in the first dunk contest with three All-Stars since 1988. San Antonio’s Marco Belinelli won the 3-point contest, and Lillard and Utah rookie Trey Burke won the skills challenge for the West’s two victories. Miami’s Chris Bosh, Wilkins and WNBA star Swin Cash won the night’s first event for the East, the shooting stars. Associated Press
Ice harvest Wheat Kings to wrap up road trip TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
The Kootenay Ice wrapped up a relatively successful road trip into the Prairies this weekend with a pair of wins over the Wheat Kings in Brandon. The Ice, which had previously played the Warriors and the Pats, won three of their four games during the weeklong foray into Canada’s breadbasket. “Obviously, getting three wins out of four games is good,” said Ice assistant coach Jay Henderson. “We didn’t play very good in Regina [a 3-2 loss], that one stung a little bit, and I think we were pretty lucky to get two points out of the first Brandon game. “But again, points are points at this time of year and we’ll take them. It’s not exactly the way we want to play, but at the end of the day, we found a way to get the win, so that’s the most important thing
right now.” It took a shootout on Friday night, but the Ice got it done with a 3-2 win, following up with a 5-2 victory the next night in a rematch. With points in both games, team captain Sam Reinhart has now extended his point streak to 17 games, the second-longest active run, trailing Curtis Valk of the Medicine Hat Tigers, who has points in 18 games. Coincidentally, the Ice are chasing the Tigers for the final homeice advantage spot in the standings, five points behind with a firm grasp on fifth place. The two teams will meet this week on Wednesday at Western FInancial Place for an important divisional matchup. With the two wins in Brandon, the Ice swept all four games that made up the regular season series against the Wheat Kings. Most of the goals
during the 5-2 win on Saturday were scored in the opening period, as Kootenay built up a 4-2 lead on the road to victory. Kootenay’s offence came from Reinhart, Luke Philp, Jaedon Descheneau, Austin Vetterl and Tim Bozon, while Ryan Pulock and Jens Meilleur responded for Brandon. Ice goaltender Mackenzie Skapski made 28 saves for the win, while Wheat Kings netminder Curtis Honey was replaced by Jordan Papirny after the first period. Collectively, the two made 39 stops. Just under two minutes into the game, Pu-
lock struck first for a quick Brandon lead, but Philp answered back just over a minute later. Reinhart put the ice ahead before the halfway mark of the frame, and Descheneau potted a powerplay goal a few minutes afterwards. Meilleur cut into the Kootenay lead with just over five minutes to go in the period, but Vetterl scored Kootenay’s third shorthanded goal of the season to restore the two-goal lead. Skapski and Papirny both shut the door after that, with the Ice outshooting the Wheaties in the second period, while shots evened out in the final frame. Bozon put the icing on the cake with an empty netter in the final minute, scoring his 100th career WHL goal. “Saturday was a much better effort, execution was better as well,” continued Henderson. “Friday, I thought we were very
lucky to get at least one point, let alone two. “I thought Brandon deserved a better fate, but we found a way to get the two points and again, at this time of year, all the points are important.” On Friday, Matt Alfaro scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to lift the Ice to a 3-2 win over the Wheat Kings to open their first of two contests in Brandon. Bozon scored the game-tying goal in the third period to force the shootout, after the Wheat Kings were up 2-1 by the second frame on a pair of goals from Brett Kitt. Reinhart provided the other goal for the Ice, scoring the opening goal of the game. Skapski guarded the crease with 32 saves, giving up one goal in the five-round shootout, while Papirny stopped 33 shots and surrendered two goals in the shootout.
Nitros defeat Ghostriders in playoff preview TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
There’s no ice like home ice. The Kimberley Dynamiters locked up home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs, beating the visiting Fernie Ghostriders 4-1 on Saturday night at the Civic Centre. That clinched second place in the Eddie Mountain Division for the Dynamiters, setting up the ‘Riders as their first-round opponents in the KIJHL post-season. The game was a preview of the playoffs, with
both teams set to meet one final time in the regular season next Saturday before opening the post-season on Tuesday, Feb. 25th. “It had moments where both teams tried to assert themselves,” said Dynamiters head coach Jerry Bancks. “I thought we did in the first half of the game and they did—especially in the third period—so both teams played hard. “It was a good game.” Nitro forward Jared Marchi led the way with a goal and two assists while goaltender Jeremy Mousseau picked up the
win with 32 saves. Marchi scored the lone goal in the opening period on a bizarre play, which was initially waved off by the referee before reversing the call at the next whistle after a conference with fellow officials. Dallin Wolf and Bryce Nielsen scored early into the middle
period, building a commanding 3-0 lead after 40 minutes. However, the Ghostriders rallied for the final period, and managed to score an early goal from Spender Bender. Nielsen added another goal for Kimberley in the final minute, scoring on a wideopen cage after the Riders pulled the goaltender for an extra attacker. “I liked, especially in the first period, how hard we came out and forechecked, used our speed to our advantage,” said Bancks. “I liked our goaltending, our goal-
tending’s been a strength for the team all year long. I liked how our D moved the puck. I liked our penalty kill. “Lots of good [things]. I just thought we took our foot off the gas pedal a little later in the game, started taking some shortcuts.” While the first-round division matchup between the Dynamiters and the Ghostriders is set, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats are waiting to see if the Golden Rockets or the Columbia Valley Rockies clinch the fourth and final playoff spot.
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster to miss 2014 season for personal reasons ASSOCIATED PRESS
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster says he’s taking this season off but is leaving open the possibility of playing in 2015. The 36-year-old right-hander said Sunday he is stepping away for physical reasons and to spend more time with his family. “I had an incredible run, a
chance to play 16 years in the major leagues and be around a lot of great teammates, made a lot of good friendships, great friendships,” Dempster said in a surprise announcement one day before the first formal spring training workout for pitchers and catchers. “I’m totally comfortable with it. I’m at peace with my decision.” Dempster finished his only
season with the Red Sox with an 8-9 record and a 4.57 ERA and didn’t get a start during the Red Sox’s post-season run to a World Series title. “The past few years have been tougher and tougher,” he said. “As you get older, going through some things, some issues I have with my neck that have made it harder and harder to throw a baseball and throw it
like I’m accustomed to throw it” contributed to his decision. Dempster said he spoke with the club a few weeks ago about taking the season off. Several teammates said they were shocked to learn the news. He has pitched for 16 seasons with the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Red Sox.
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SOCHI, Russia Canada kicked off the second half of the Sochi Olympics with its fourth multi-medal performance of the Games. And it looks like there’s more hardware on the way. Dominique Maltais took silver in women’s snowboard cross Sunday, becoming the first athlete to win two Olympic medals in the event. She won bronze at the 2006 Turin Games. Also on the slopes, Jan Hudec won bronze in the men’s super-G. The medal ended Canada’s 20-year podium drought in alpine skiing. The medals came after a bit of a lull for Canada, which started off the Games with a bang but slowed down with two silvers and a bronze over four days of competition heading into Sunday’s action. Canada now has 14 total medals (four gold, six silver, four bronze) and is still in the mix to attain its stated goal of winning the most medals in Sochi. Canada is tied with Norway for fourth in the overall medal standings, behind the Netherlands (17 medals) and Russia and the United States (16). Germany leads the gold-medal standings with seven. Going forward, ice dancers Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir are poised to win another medal. The reigning Olympic champions enter Monday’s free skate in second place, behind rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States. Canada is also on the cusp of the podium in two-man bobsled, with Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett in fourth after two runs. And both of Canada’s curling teams qualified for the playoffs. Jennifer Jones is guaranteed to finish atop the women’s standings with a win over the United States, and Brad Jacobs locked up second in the men’s standings with a thrilling extra-end win over China. In Monday’s medal competition, Maltais survived a wild semifinal run and came through with a strong effort in the final to sin silver. The result was vindication for Maltais, who had a disappointing showing at the Vancouver Olympics. “I decided to have revenge and show the world how good I can be and how fast I can be on the course,” said the 33-year-old rider from Petite-Riviere-St-Francois, Que. “The last four years I have been improving myself and focusing to get faster on that kind of track just for today. “I made it happen today so I’m really, real-
Jan Hudec ended Canada’s 20-year drought in alpine skiing with a bronze medal in the men’s super G on Sunday. ly happy.” Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic was dominant in her heats and never trailed in the final. France’s Chloe Trespeuch was third. Defending champion Maelle Ricker of West Vancouver, B.C., went down in the quarter-finals after trying to make a pass on a turn. She did well just to make it to Sochi after undergoing wrist surgery a few weeks ago. Maltais won bronze at the Turin Games when snowboard cross made its Olympic debut. She was a contender heading into Vancouver but a training crash left her battered and she didn’t
advance to the elimination heats. She completely changed her routine after the experience with one goal in mind redemption in Sochi. “The last four years have been like I was on a mission,” she said. “Everything I was touching, everything I was eating was to be a better athlete, to get faster on that course.” Hudec had to overcome much more recent problems to get his medal. He suffered a herniated a disc in his lower back in mid-January. It was so painful that he struggled to walk and under normal circumstances, he would have
Canada downs Finland 2-1 in OT Stephen Whyno Canadian Press
SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada’s path to a gold medal got a little tougher even after beating Finland in overtime. By failing to win in regulation, Canada did not clinch the top seed and a favourable matchup in the quarter-finals. Instead, Sunday night’s 2-1 overtime win over Finland at Bolshoy Ice Dome means the Canadians are the tournament’s third seed and could face Switzerland in their next game. Sixth-seeded Switzerland and 11th-seeded Latvia play Tuesday in the qualification round. The winner meets Canada in the quarter-finals Wednesday. Drew Doughty scored the winner at the 2:32 mark of overtime. Doughty also scored in regulation for Canada, while Tuomo Ruutu had Finland’s goal.
Carey Price made 14 saves to get the victory on a night Canada’s defence limited Finland’s offensive opportunities but the offence struggled to create on the big ice against a tough opponent. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves for the Finns, who are the fourth seed and are likely to see host Russia in the quarter-finals. At 13:44, no review was needed for Canada to take a 1-0 lead. With Jarkko Immonen - who replaced the injured Aleksander Barkov in the lineup and as the first-line centre - in the box for interference, Doughty got a shot through from just inside the top of the left faceoff circle that hit the top-left corner behind Rask. Not long after, Jonathan Toews came close to giving Canada a two-goal lead when he had a nifty wrap-around attempt that forced Rask to dive across the crease. Rask covered it up, and there was some ques-
tion whether it went in. Before the linesman dropped the puck for the next faceoff, the horn blared signalling the situation room wanted to take a look. After the review, it was announced that the puck did not completely cross the goal-line. For a long while, Canada lacked much in the way of sustained attack time, save for a shift by the line of Patrick Marleau, Toews and Jeff Carter. Still, it held the 1-0 lead until Finland struck late in the second period. Ossi Vaananen took a shot from the point that Ruutu deflected perfectly past defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Price to tie the score at 1 at the 18:00 mark of the second. Finland got buzzing from there, almost taking the lead 30 seconds later on an impressive rush by Juhamatti Aaltonen. Mikael Granlund had his chance down the wing with 25 seconds to go.
shut himself down. But he knew he needed to get some runs in so he entered a pair of World Cups right before Sochi. “I’m over the moon considering where I came from in the last five weeks,” said Hudec. “It’s nothing short of a miracle to be here, to be able to even perform at this level. I can’t be thankful enough.” Hudec finished tied with American star Bode Miller in one minute 18.67 seconds. Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway in 1:18.14 and Andrew Weibrecht of the United States was second, 0.30 seconds behind.
For Hudec, who has battled a series of injuries throughout his career, it was meant to be. “No matter how crappy it got the last five weeks, I never let that site (of racing in Sochi) leave my mind,” he said. “That gave me the confidence and the strength to be mentally prepared for the race.” Winnipeg’s Jones improved to 8-0 with a 7-6 extra-end win over the United States, while Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., won six straight by beating the U.S. 8-6 and then China 9-8 in an extra end. Jones could have put the game away in the 10th end, but she missed her last shot and the U.S. stole one to force an extra end. But Jones, who has curled exceptionally in Sochi, didn’t miss on her winning draw for a point in the 11th. “The quality and calibre of teams here is so tremendous that you’re going to have battles out there, but we’re finding a way to be in control of our own game and holding our fate in our own hands,” Jones said. On the men’s side, Jacobs had the hammer in the extra end against China and drew his last stone to the button for one that sealed the win and semifinal berth for Canada. That gave Jacobs six wins in a row and made his shaky start to the
tournament a distant memor y. The gold-medal favourites opened with an unconvincing win over lowly Germany before suffering back-to-back losses to Sweden and Switzerland. “When you come to an Olympics, there is so much hype about gold, gold, gold, gold, gold, especially with the Canadian men’s curling team because it is so successful,” Jacobs said. “We kind of let that get to us a little bit so we had to refocus, regroup ... and stay in the present. Forget about the gold medal. It was all mental. It’s character-building.” Canada’s defending Olympic ice dance champions finished second in the short dance after laying down a virtually flawless performance. Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., scored 76.33 to finish 2.56 points behind American rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White. It was far better then their performance in the team event, where they didn’t even appear to be in the same league as their American rivals. “That was more like it. I said to Tessa right after we finished, ‘That’s the skate we’d been having in practice,’ and to do that on this stage, it felt pretty good,” Moir said.
Sochi Olympic Winter Games medal count Nation G S B Tot. Netherlands 5 5 7 17 Russian Federation 4 7 5 16 United States of America 4 4 8 16 Norway 5 3 6 14 Canada 4 6 4 14 Germany 7 3 2 12 Sweden 2 5 2 9 Switzerland 5 1 1 7 Austria 2 4 1 7 France 2 0 4 6 People’s Republic of China 3 2 0 5 Japan 1 3 1 5 Slovenia 1 1 3 5 Italy 0 2 3 5 Poland 4 0 0 4 Belarus 3 0 1 4 Czech Republic 1 2 1 4 South Korea 1 1 1 3 Latvia 0 1 2 3 Great Britain 1 0 1 2
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B.C. to table balanced budget, but still facing pressure to deal with debt Dirk Meissner Canadian Press
VICTORIA — British Columbia’s finance minister says the budget he is preparing to table Tuesday is balanced, but Mike de Jong is issuing the same warning he did with last year’s pre-election fiscal plan: there are few goodies inside. But de Jong says that’s a good thing. The finance minister said the three-year plan will forecast modest budget surpluses, which he said was a sign the Liberal government has stuck to its goals of controlling government spending during challenging times. ``I’d like to think people assign importance to government living within its means, particularly in the context of a time when very few governments are able to do that,’’ said de Jong. ``There will not be huge swings in taxation policy. There won’t be huge spending announcements. We’re not at a point yet where that’s possible within the context of the balanced budget.’’ Other than Saskatchewan, B.C. is the only province to balance its books. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said last week the Conservative government in Ottawa is on target to produce a balanced budget next year — ahead of a federal election — but this year he’s still battling a deficit. De Jong said holding the line on spending wasn’t easy, but it produced results. ``It’s interesting how quickly now some pundits dismiss (a balanced budget) as being insignifi-
cant,’’ he said. ``In every other province it would be huge news and yet because of the discipline that we’ve brought, people accept that as a given. It’s been hard getting to this point.’’ The next B.C. election is set for May 2017. De Jong has already said the budget will not include revenue estimates from the development of the liquefied natural gas industry. He said the government is still refining its regulatory and taxation policies for the prospective new industry and legislation won’t be tabled until the fall. Premier Christy Clark says LNG development represents a trillion-dollar economic opportunity for B.C. that could create up to 100,000 jobs. Last year, she outlined plans for a fund that she predicted would build enough resource revenues to pay off B.C.’s debt, currently hovering at $60 billion and rising. Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation B.C. spokesman Jordan Bateman said Clark’s promise of LNG revenues is still just a promise, and until that money appears — if it ever does — the Liberals should continue their tight-wad financial ways. ``I want to believe in LNG,’’ said Bateman. ``I’m hoping for LNG, but you’ve got to plan like it’s not going to be there. It’s really important this government keep thinking it’s broke and keeps grinding out the savings wherever they can find them. Keep holding the line on spending. Don’t get too crazy on borrowing.’’ He said de Jong and the Liberals deserve to crow about their
balanced budget, especially after going into an campaign last spring without any expensive election promises. ``They deserve credit — they held the line on spending,’’ Bateman said. ``It would have been easy for them to go into the election and throw around hundreds of millions of dollars in goodies to try and buy votes. To their credit, they didn’t and it’s going to turn into what looks like a surplus this year.’’ But Bateman said he’ll be looking for the Liberals to control the provincial debt, which is forecast to rise above $60 billion this year. Opposition New Democrat finance critic Mike Farnworth said he’ll look to see if the B.C. budget factors in costs associated with fewer federal health dollars and the recent B.C. Supreme Court judgment that found the Liberal government should not have removed the rights of teachers to bargain class sizes and their composition as part of their collective agreement. The government said it will appeal the ruling. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said reinstating previous contract language governing class size and composition could cost the government up to $1 billion. ``Does (the budget) address the very serious skill shortage in this province?’’ Farnworth said. ``Does it allow the resource-based ministries to do the job they have been hampered in doing because of the cuts over the last number of years? It’s going to be interesting to see what their figures are.’’
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