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De Assumpcao murder trial delayed EK snow SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff

A Marysville woman charged with murder over the March 2013 death of Jordon Lomsnes will be waiting longer for a trial. Claudia De Assumpcao

(originally from Brazil), 38, has been charged with second degree murder and arson after Lomsnes, 47, died under suspicious circumstances on March 8, 2013 in Marysville. Last November, De As-

sumpcao’s lawyer, Buffy Blakley, entered a guilty plea on her behalf and chose to have the case heard by a Supreme Court judge. On Monday, March 10, lawyers for counsel and defense were scheduled to set

a date for that trial. However, De Assumpcao’s new lawyer, Marilyn Sanford, told Justice Thomas Melnick via teleconference that she will be making an application to have the case transferred back to provin-

cial court. That application will be heard in Cranbrook Supreme Court on April 10. De Assumpcao has been remanded in custody at Alouette Correctional Centre awaiting trial.

pack at 98% of normal

Avalanche danger is considerable, report says C AROLYN GR ANT Daily Bulletin


The Mount Baker Wild senior girls basketball team had a tough run during the provincial championship in Vancouver, but captured a team award at the end of the tournament, being voted the most sportsmanlike. See more on Page 7.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations River Forecast Centre released its latest information on snow packs this week. The information is up to date as of March 1, 2014 and shows quite a range in terms of snow accumulation in different regions. The East Kootenay snowpack is at 98 per cent of normal. Snowpacks in the Upper Fraser are well above normal at 130 per cent, while Vancouver Island and the South Coast are very low at 53 per cent of normal. Given the time of year, significant wet weather is required over the next one to two months to recover the snow pack to normal levels in those regions, the report says. The East Kootenay should have a normal runoff year with the snow pack at almost 100 per cent of normal.

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B.C. teachers on board for three-step strike plan TOWNSMAN STAFF

B.C. public school teachers have voted 89 per cent to give their union authority for strike action in three stages. Shelley Balfour, president

of the Cranbrook and District Teachers Association, said she is pleased that local teachers got behind the job action. “We are over the moon

with the voting results,” said Balfour. “My membership is very active in the voting. I am very proud of everyone for taking a stand.” B.C. Teachers’ Federation

president Jim Iker said there is no set schedule on when work-to-rule action would begin. “There will be no job action tomorrow, there will be

no job action next week,” Iker said after the vote results were in Thursday evening. “It will depend entirely on what is happening at the negotiating table and whether

or not the government and the employers’ association are prepared to be fair and reasonable.”

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Curves announces annual food drive: We Can Feed the Need

New members receive $0 service fee with donation when joining Cranbrook Curves SUBMIT TED


Two guests in attendance at Friday night’s WHL game between the Kootenay Ice and the Medicine Hat Tigers how their spirit by wearing pink as they get ready to throw their Western Financial Group pink pucks onto the ice as they “Stand up to Bullying.” Western Financial Place marked Anti-Bullying night by filling the stands with pink and holding a “Pink Puck Toss” event during the second 0426 RPGP RN Individualized Program Ada- Jan Zacharias Size10 10.33in Wide x 7in intermission. Whosever puck landed closest to the target during the toss would win private suite-for people plus a High $250 food CMYK - 02 Press Ready PDF credit for a 2014 Ice playoff game. As part of the festivities, Western also gave away $1,500 in school bursaries.

Curves International, Inc., the largest chain of fitness centres for women in the world, is holding its 2014 Curves Food Drive March 4 through March 22 at participating Curves Clubs across the U.S. and Canada. This year, Curves is inviting both non-members and members to take part in the Food Drive by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food or a monetary contribution of at least $30 to be donated to a local community food bank. All new members who make a food or monetary donation will receive a $0 service fee when joining Curves as either a Fitness or Curves Complete member. “Once again we are honoured to offer the Curves Food Drive as a unique way for the community to come together and feed the needs of local food banks while simultaneously feeding the need for women’s health and fitness,” said Carla Lowden, owner of Cranbrook Curves. Now in its 16th year, the Curves Food Drive has gathered and donated more than 75 million pounds of food to benefit local community food banks. For more information, visit or curvescranbrook. com or call 250-417-2626.

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River Forecast Centre releases report Continued from page 1 However, conditions at the time of higher elevation runoff can have a huge effect on what actually occurs. Last year, which was a record

year for flooding in June, the snow pack was 90 per cent of normal. But heavy rains added to the problem, and that is harder to predict.

“It is important to note that snow pack is only one element that influences whether flooding occurs during the spring freshet,” the report says. “Of critical

importance are how the snow melts and how much, and when, precipitation is received during the snow melt period. “Therefore weather

New multicultural group seeks winning logo design Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

A newly formed non-profit group is gaining momentum ahead of its inaugural festival in August. The Cranbrook Multicultural Society is gearing up to bring the region’s first Multicultural Festival to Cranbrook’s Rotary Park on August 16. “The multicultural festival we are putting on in August will be the first festival that celebrates diversity in Cranbrook and neighbouring community. This is a free event,” said society member Coco

Seitz. “We are a not-for-profit organization who promotes multicultural awareness and mutual respect through celebrating our diversity.” Now, the society is seeking submissions to a logo contest that is running throughout March. The society is looking for a vibrant visual identity and a logo that is creative, innovative and professional. The logo should be recognizable and help promote the organization’s mission, “to promote multicultural awareness and mutual respect through celebrating

our diversity.” The winner will receive a $150 Visa gift card. The contest begins on March 1, 2014. Submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2014. Winners will be announced on the society’s website, social media websites and by direct contact to the winners’ email address. Up to 20 logo designs will be displayed during the Multi-cultural Festival. Visit www.cbkmulticulture. org for more details regarding logo design, contest rules and submission requirements.

during the melt season is the key driver that determines if flooding will occur or not. Heavy snow packs lead to an increased likelihood, or risk, of flooding, however flooding can occur during years with normal snow pack and conversely years with heavy snow pack do not always lead to flooding.“ The next snow bulle-

tin will be released on April 8, 2014. Meanwhile the Canadian Avalanche Centre is warning of “considerable” danger of avalanche at all elevations through to mid-week in the Purcells, South Rockies and South Columbia. The weak snow layer covered by up to a metre of newer snow contin-

ues to be a concern to forecasters at the Centre. Forecasters warn that conditions are uncertain and every precaution should be taken in the backcountry. Over the past weekend, three people — a snowmobiler and two snowshoers — died in two separate avalanches at Lake Louise and in the Okanagan.

P U B L I C H E A R I NG N O T I C E Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting “City of Cranbrook Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3791, 2014”. The purpose of the Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment is to adopt the “Northern Area Plan” as a secondary plan within the City’s OCP. The proposed amendment will: •

add a new area plan which includes specific policies for lands including those in the northern part of the City which were incorporated in a 2007 boundary extension;

add new land use designations to the properties in the plan area which currently do not have an OCP land use designation.

The Northern Area Plan encompasses approximately 365 ha of land in the northern portion of the City lying generally between the Wildstone and Shadow Mountain developments, as shown on the map below:

Teachers on board with strike vote Continued from page 1

After a year of bargaining sessions with an expired contract, the BCTF has not yet presented a specific wage and benefit demand. Education Minister Peter Fassbender urged the union to present its opening position as negotiation sessions resumed Friday. Union members were briefed before the vote on the initial wage offer delivered by Peter Cameron, chief negotiator for B.C.’s 60 school districts. It describes pay increases totalling 6.5% over six years. Fassbender reiterated that class size and composition are up for negotiation as well as wages and benefits. Iker said the strike vote shows the members’ rejection of “unfair and unreasonable proposals that would undo the

class size, class composition and specialist teacher staffing levels we just won back in a B.C. Supreme Court ruling.” More than 29,000 teachers voted, with 26,000 saying yes to the strike option that can be activated on 72 hours’ notice for 90 days. Details of the strike plan have emerged from several school dis-

POLL WEEK of the

tricts, where BCTF members have voted to authorize the first two phases. Phase one is refusing meetings or communication with administrators, and working to rule on hours, except for pre-arranged voluntary activities. According to one summary released by the government, teachers are to arrive at school no more than one hour be-

fore class time and leave by one hour after classes, with no supervision of students outside of class time. Phase two is rotating one-day walkouts in districts around the province. Phase three, a full-scale strike, would require a second vote by members to authorize. With files from Tom Fletcher, Black Press

“Do you think the Kootenay Ice have what it takes to make it to the Eastern Conference Final of the WHL playoffs?”

YEs: 71% NO: 29%

This week’s poll: “Should daylight savings time be abolished?” Log on to to make your vote count. This web poll is informal. It reflects opinions of site visitors who voluntarily participate. Results may not represent the opinions of the public as a whole. Black Press is not responsible for the statistical accuracy of opinions expressed here.

The Cranbrook Food Bank needs your help. Drop boxes at Safeway and Save On Foods Food Bank office 104-8th Ave. S. • 250-426-7664 (from 10am-3pm)

“City of Cranbrook Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3791, 2014” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until March 17, 2014 as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the Municipal Clerk. The Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 - 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on March 17, 2014. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. Municipal Clerk

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Local NEWS Fishers rescue capsized pair from Kootenay Lake Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star

Two elderly men were pulled safely from Kootenay Lake shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday after their boat capsized. Nelson residents Cory Scanlon and stepson Braeden McRae, 15, were fishing underneath the orange bridge when they saw “some commotion” on the north side of the lake, below Amanda’s Restaurant. “We didn’t really know what was going

on,” Scanlon said. “We raced over and pulled them out. It was crazy.” They didn’t initially hear any cries of distress, but later made out very faint calls for help. “We were fishing away and concentrating on what we were doing. But things didn’t look right. I said ‘What’s going on over there?’ My son said ‘I think that boat’s upside down.’” McRae said they untied their fishing boat and sped across to dis-

cover one man sitting on top of the small overturned vessel and another hanging onto the back handles. They’d been in the water about five minutes. “It was kind of hard getting them in with all their wet clothes,” McRae said. “We got the heater going and tied our boat to theirs so we could drag it back. Then we heard voices above us — the police yelling to ask if they needed an ambulance.”

P U B L I C H E A R I NG N O T I C E Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3793, 2014”. The proposed amendment of the Zoning Bylaw will change the zoning of land legally described as Lot L, Plan 2668, District Lot 36, Kootenay District, from “Rural Residential (Country): RR-8 Zone” to “Single Family Extended Residential Zone: R-1”. The purpose of the rezoning is to enable low-density residential development of the property. The subject property is located at 3113 – 2nd Street S as indicated on the reference map below. “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3793, 2014” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from March 3, 2014, to March 17, 2014, as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the Municipal Clerk.

Neither, however, required medical treatment. The men, one 82 and the other in his mid-70s, were from Six Mile. It appears they were trying to untie their boat from the bridge when it flipped. Both Scanlon, the co-owner of Western Auto Wreckers, and McRae have previous experience in water rescues. In 2008, Scanlon and tow truck assistant Jay Juniper were on Highway 6 at Summit Lake

when they spotted a car in the water at night. They swam out and pulled an unconscious passenger to safety. For his actions, Scanlon was presented with the Order of St. John, a national life-saving award. After the ceremony, he told the Star  it was “a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me, I’m sure. I don’t see that happening again.” But after this week’s effort, he was dumbfounded at his knack for being in the right place

at the right time. “I couldn’t believe it. I phoned my wife and said, ‘Guess what? It happened again.’” McRae, meanwhile, was boating near Silverton last summer with his father and a friend when they heard someone cry for help. They saw a man “holding on for dear life” to a flippedover kayak about 50 feet away and pulled him from the choppy waters of Slocan Lake. McRae said while he and Scanlon go fishing

At the Cranbrook Public Library Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are presenting a “Mini Book Sale” in the Manual Training School adjacent to the Library. Friday, March 28 is from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and is for Friends’ members only.   Saturday,  March 29 is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and EVERYONE is welcome.      Come and discover books for all ages such as gardening, outdoor pursuits, loads of newer releases, popular fiction and mystery, children and teen readers and picture books, and much more. Your book donations are most welcome and can be dropped off at the front Circulation Desk in the Library.  Call Marilyn at 250-489-6254 for info.

Mike Selby New to the library is our Gadget Bar, which consists of an iPad Air, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, a Kobo Arc, and a Surface Pro 2. Instructions on how to use one of these tablets can be had by booking a one-onone session with our program coordinator Jenna. She can be contacted at 250-426-4063,

or via email at Tablet-Time group sessions are held Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Dan Hurley explains how anyone can increase their mental efficiency with ‘Smarter: The New Science of Brain Power.’ Those new to the game of Minecraft should enjoy Stephanie Milton’s ‘Minecraft Beginner’s Handbook.’ Who knew breaking blocks could be so fun? Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., and Toddler Story Time is 10 and 11 a.m. Both will be all about frogs! On Monday, March 17, our catalogue will go

There is still time to earn money for the ski season!

ROUTES IN CRANBROOK: 113 - 2nd -4th St S, 3rd & 4th Ave S 114 - 1st - 4th St S, 5th Ave S 117 - Baker St - 5th St S, 8 Ave S 118 - Baker St - 4th St S, 9th Ave S 124 - 5th St S, 22nd Ave S 134 - 9th -10th St S, 3rd Ave S 141 - 9th - 10th St S, 9 Ave S 152 - 7th - 9th St S, 5th - 7th Ave S 158 - 12th St S - Larch Dr, 4th Ave S 176 - 22nd St S, 1st - 4th Ave S 177 - Brookview Cresent 181 - 12th & 13th St S, 11 Ave S 193 - 7th - 9th St S, 29th - 30th Ave S 196 - 3rd - 7th ST S, 29th Ave S 300- 3rd - 7th ST S, 29th Ave S 325 - 20th St S- Southview Court, 14th Ave S

The Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 - 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on March 17, 2014. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw Amendment may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter.

CALL KARRIE 250-426-5201 ext 208


every weekend, they were actually contemplating not going on Sunday. Lucky they did: the only other person on the water at the time was in a rowboat, so wouldn’t have been able to reach them as quickly. Grateful for the help, the two men gave their rescuers some fishing hooks. “After they drove away, we went back and fished where they were,” McRae said. “We caught ten fish with the hooks they gave us.”

• Your pay is automatically deposited • No collecting • Get work experience We always need spares – can’t do full time delivery? Cover for someone else when they’re sick or on vacation!

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ROUTES IN KIMBERLEY: #201 - Marysville #204 - Marysville #221 - Downtown by FasGas #214 & 215 - Chapman Camp


live with Bibliocommons. This will be a more attractive, more user friendly, and interactive catalogue. Check out our Facebook page for a sneak peek. Please note the library will be closed on Thursday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On display this month is the alluring mixed-media art of Dorial Davis.

Adult Newly Acquired Shelf: • The Reason for My Hope – Billy Graham • Smarter – Dan Hurle • Mastering the Art of Quitting – Peg Streep • Blogging for Dummies – Amy Lupold Bair • The One One One Diet – Rania Batayneh • Weight Training for Hockey – Denis Boucher • Love Sense – Sue Johnson • Dark Lycan – Christine Feehan (fic) • The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles – Katherine Pancol (fic) • Circle of Honor – Carol Umberger (fic) • Innocent Blood – James Rollins (mys) • Prophet – R.J. Larson (sci fic)

Young Adult & Children’s: • The Animal Book – Steve Jenkins • 365 Things to Make and Do – Fiona Watt • Learn to Speak Film – Michael Glassbourg • Minecraft: Beginner’s Handbook – Stephanie Milton • Rise of the Guardians (j DVD) • Mighty Machines Power Pack: Complete Series (j DVD)

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I, like many, am fed up with yearly increases. The powers that be seem to think there’s no end to money they can grab from us, the public. And neither do they care what your plight may be. Take Hydro, for instance. The past three to four years, plus the next three to five years equals near 50 per cent increases. Every mailing they send little leaflets on how to be smart, to save energy consumption and thus dollars. Yet they still get theirs via increases. So even if you cut your usage you’re still going to pay, pay, pay. What an insult and double standard! If I had my way, all these mega businesses, from banks to utilities to crown

corporations and so on, making their billions in profits every year off mostly the public and consumers, should by law have to give us the public a cheque in the mail to share a portion of their mega-profits. I am not talking one one-hundredth of a cent, 39 dollars or 200 dollars either. Nor am I talking a share as a tax credit. I’m saying money — like $2,000, if not more — to each and every British Columbian. Rhonda Jackson Brass Cranbrook

Heroes or criminals?

Destroying deer traps that belong to the B.C. government, paid for by our taxes, and used for a legal deer cull — that’s a criminal offense. I was born in this city —

there were no deer living here then — so don’t say they belong here. Even cattlemen cull their herds, and don’t use the excuse that’s because they are domestic animals so it’s okay. They’re all living beings. So to you wild animal protection people, go into the bush to see the deer. They have no place in a town or city. They attract predators like cougar and wolves, which will in time kill your dogs and cats and hopefully not your children. I hope the justice system will uphold the law and find those who destroyed the traps guilty. They feel they are above the law. Let them know they are wrong. Robert Nesbitt Marysville

RDEK approves five-year financial plan Submit ted

The Regional District of East Kootenay has adopted its Financial Plan for the years 2014 - 2018. The 2014 budget is $24.5 million, which represents an overall decrease of $218,000 from last year. This includes a number of items that are specific to certain service areas. When those items are set aside, the 2014 operating budget for services shared by most municipalities and electoral areas in the region, represents a 0.9% increase from 2013. “The Board and staff have worked diligently to maintain service levels and keep increases to a minimum. I am pleased with the budget we’ve adopted,” says RDEK Vice Chair Wendy Booth.

It is important to understand that there is a difference between the numbers in the budget and the effect those numbers will have on individual tax rates. Residents of the RDEK will be affected differently, depending on the municipality or electoral area in which they live. On average, rural residential properties in the RDEK will see approximately a 0.3% overall increase in their tax levy. “Unlike a municipality that has one boundary and one set of taxpayers, different areas of the RDEK require different services and these are paid for only by the taxpayers of each specific service area,” explains Booth. “In addition, even though there may be increases in the requisition

amount, new development in parts of the region will offset some of that impact on RDEK taxpayers.” Tax calculations are expected to be complete by early-April when 2014 revised assessed values are available. Highlights in the 2014 budget include household hazardous waste round-ups, contribution to a reserve fund for waste diversion initiatives, Edgewater water upgrade, Spur Valley water upgrade, and repayment of a significant portion of the borrowing for the new Fernie transfer station. The 5-Year Plan for 2014-2018 was formally adopted by the RDEK Board at its March board meeting on Friday, March 7.

Massive avalanche overruns Revelstoke road Aaron Orl ando Revelstoke Times Review

A massive avalanche tore down Mt. Cartier’s Greenslide avalanche path in Revelstoke early in the afternoon on Sunday, March 9, blocking Airport Way just south of Greenslide Road. The slide crossed the road just about 200 metres south of residences in the area. At the roadway, the slide was roughly eight metres high, although it was difficult to gain perspective past the wall of muddy, clumped snow. It stopped several metres away from a yellow road sign warning motorists not to stop

due to avalanche risk. Mt. Cartier is located just south of Revelstoke, and its long, smooth southern slope is famous for producing massive slides every few decades. Witnesses said the slide ran several hundred metres past the roadway, stopping near the Columbia River. It is difficult to confirm the girth of the slide. A worker on scene said there was no information anyone had been caught in the slide. There are only a few homes, farms and other structures south of the location where the slide cut off the road.

Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review

A gathering of onlookers who came to see the huge slide on Sunday afternoon on Revelstoke’s Airport Way. Letters to the Editor

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March 11th–The Cranbrook Quilters Guild hold their monthly meeting at Seniors Hall, 125-17th Ave S, Cranbrook at 7.15 pm. All interested quilters and anyone interested in becoming a member is invited to join us for a fun evening. March 25th is our 2nd meeting of the month, COTR lecture theater. Info: Donna at 280 421 3724. March 12th. Kimberley Garden Club March program: Sprouting Edible Seeds and Growing and Using Microgreens. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola 250-427-1948. Municipal Pension Retirees’ Association (MPRA) Meeting, Monday, March 17, 2014, Heritage Inn Hotel, 803 Cranbrook St. N., at 10:45 a.m. Guest speaker: Sarah Taylor, Pharmacist; Medication Reviews 11:30 a.m. Noon: No Host Luncheon. REFUGE, Kootenay Literary Competition 2013 Anthology Celebrating Emerging Writers. Friday, March 14 at Prestige Lakeside Resort, 7 PM (doors open at 6:30). Suggestion $5 donation. Angie Abdou Guest Speaker. Please check out our website for more detailed info: SOCIAL DANCE at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL, March 15, 7-11 features ‘ED KING’ with ‘ A Wee Bit of Song - A Wee Bit of Fun ‘. All are welcome to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with good friends and good food. Admission 10. The last Saturday Open Jam TO BE HELD March 29 - includes an ice-cream social. Flo 250.489.2720 March 15th. We at the CDAC are very excited about the upcoming “Beginners Belly Dance Workshop”! In this fun-filled and energetic workshop, instructor Kossene Foster will take you through the basics of Belly Dance. No Previous experience required! Preregistration is required 250-426-4223 or “Luck o’ the Irish”, Saint Patrick’s Spring Tea. Saturday, March 15. Serving dainty sandwiches and sweets. BAKE SALE. Admission: $5. 1-3p.m. Catholic Church Hall, Kimberley. Everyone welcome. St. Patrick’s Tea & Bake Sale, Sat March 15, 1-3pm at Senior Citizens Hall, Br. 11, 125-17th Ave. S., Cranbrook. Info: Judy 250-426-2436. Stories from Around the World. Join us Monday March 17, College of the Rockies Lecture Theatre. Admission by donation. Info: Norma at 250-426-6111. Percy and John will share images and tell stories that may not combine into a typical travelogue, but certainly promises to be entertaining.

ONGOING Creating a bridge between Cranbrook’s Art scene and Sport scene, The Cranbrook and District Arts Council is holding an Art Exhibition for the month of March titled “Slapshot – Sport in Art”. Local artists submitted their “Sport Themed” work to the Gallery; on display to Friday Mar 28th. Free Public Skating at Fort Steele! Open 9:30 - 3:30 every day! We have a huge outdoor rink waiting for you! Strap on your skates and warm up by the fire! Call ahead for weather conditions 250-417-6000. Canadian Cancer Society- if you have spare time and would like to volunteer, interested applicants can call 250-426-8916, drop by our office at #19-9th Avenue S, Cranbrook or go to www. and register as a volunteer. Do you have the desire to stop eating compulsively? Overeaters Anonymous (a 12-Step Program) meets Wednesdays from 7-8pm at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12th St. S., downstairs. Contact: ICBL-Duplicate Bridge–Senior Center in Cranbrook. Mon & Wed 7pm, Thurs & Fri 1pm at Scout Hall, Marysville. Info: Maggie 250-417-2868. Mark Creek Lions meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at the Kimbrook. Meet & Greet from 6:00-6:30pm, supper 6:30-7:00, meeting 7:00-8:00pm. Contact 250-427-5612 or 250-427-7496. New members welcome – men and ladies! Funtastic Singers Drop-In Singing group; free to attend-just for fun! No experience necessary! CDAC Office&Gallery 135 10th Ave S, Tuesdays; 6.45-8.15pm 250-426-4223 / / www. Cranbrook Branch of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC. Meetings are from 10:00am-1:00pm the 2nd and 4th Wed. in the lower level of the Senior Citizen’s Hall, 125-17th St. S. Bring bag lunch. Tootie Gripich, 426-3994. Cranbrook Phoenix Toastmasters meet every Thursday, noon -1:00 Heritage Inn. Toastmasters teaches communication & leadership skills. Roberta 250-489-0174. The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation invites anyone expecting bone and joint surgery to make contact with local volunteers for peer support. The free Ortho Connect program helps to ease the fear, stress and anxiety that go along with surgery and help patients prepare. It is ideal for those coping with arthritis, osteoporosis & injury. 1-800-461-3639 ext 4, and ask for Lauralee. SPECIAL GOSPEL SERVICES: Each Sunday from March 9 to March 30, 2014, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time. Girl Guides of Canada Hall, 1421 - 2nd St S Cranbrook. Phone contact: (250) 426-4791. Place your notice in your “What’s Up?” Community Calendar FREE of charge. This column is intended for the use of clubs and non-profit organizations to publicize their coming events — provided the following requirements are met: • Notices will be accepted two weeks prior to the event. • All notices must be emailed, faxed or dropped off in person. No telephone calls please. • NOTICES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 30 WORDS. • Only one notice per week from any one club or organization. • All notices must be received by the Thursday prior to publication • There is no guarantee of publication. Notices will run subject to space limitations.


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Everything done here is expensive, roceedings here at the B.C. legislature were briefly thrust into the spot- from matching ornate woodwork to uplight last week, firing up the radio grading ancient plumbing and wiring. But the public, conditioned by media to extalk shows and twitter feeds. No, it wasn’t the B.C. Liberal govern- pect corruption and scandal, would rathment forcing through legislation to allow er be outraged about free muffins. Prior to this, MLAs had to troop down industrial “research” for things like pipeto the basement dining room to line routes in provincial put muffins and coffee on their parks, or the debate on expense accounts, or have an sanctioned wolf and grizzly kills. It wasn’t BC VIEWS assistant fetch them. The outraged talk shows didn’t mention the teacher strike vote, Tom that. There are access issues in as the scripted motions Fletcher the dining room too, a fact more of that ritual combat are difficult to ignore with Children well known to weary and Family Development Minisparents. It was muffins. More specifically, “free” ter Stephanie Cadieux, Paralympian Mimuffins in a newly relocated and equipped chelle Stilwell and former Vancouver MLA lounge, and a rack installed to hold mayor Sam Sullivan now elected to serve using their wheelchairs. the said muffins at a cost of $733. A costly new outside access ramp asThis was portrayed as part of a spending spree by Richmond East MLA Linda sisted Kenny Michell, who visited last Reid, elected Speaker last summer. In fact week to tell his harrowing story of the it’s just the latest phase of a strikingly ex- Burns Lake sawmill explosion that nearly pensive refit to provide wheelchair ac- burned him to death in 2012 and left him in a wheelchair. cess, which Reid has championed. The NDP brought a delegation of surThe new MLA lounge replaces a seldom-used one at the top of steep stairs vivors and family members of the dead high in the 1898 stone structure. The new from sawdust explosions in Burns Lake lounge is served by a ramp near the and Prince George. They supported the chamber exit to another under-used opposition’s demand for an independent room in the library, and equipped with inquiry, although their own demands big-screen TVs to follow proceedings, ranged from  counselling  for long-suffersimilar to those installed in the legislature ing wives to seeing someone punished for alleged negligence. chamber last year.

The scandal pushed in this tragic story is that some evidence was not protected by WorkSafeBC and wouldn’t have been admissible in court. Prosecutors also said they had enough evidence for charges, but the companies or executives would be able to show “due diligence” that would likely result in acquittal. What that means in English is that the explosion risk of extra-dry dust and air wasn’t fully grasped by either mill operators or WorkSafeBC. All B.C. mills are now subject to more scrutiny, and a coroner’s inquest will be calling witnesses this fall to see what lessons can be learned. Back to pipelines through parks. This may seem like a scandal to urban B.C. residents who already fret about the possibility of the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline, or one of several proposed gas pipelines, intruding on a park. It’s not as well known that Trans Mountain completed a major twinning and upgrading project on the Alberta side in 2008. It crosses Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park, without incident or scandal to date. But back to muffingate, as it’s become  known around here. I  don’t know why people are so cynical and uninterested in serious issues. I wish I did.   Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.










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The Nitros turned up the heat on Monday night and beat the Creston Valley Thunder Cats 4-1 to take a 2-1 series lead in the second round of the KIJHL playoffs. Jason Richter, Jared Marchi, Tyler Garcia and Jordan Busch supplied the goals for Kimberley, while Tyler Podgorenko answered back for the T-Cats. Dynamiters goaltender Tyson Brouwer picked up the win with 33 saves while Kyle Michalovsky turned away 22 shots for Creston. Kimberley won the special teams battle, scoring once in three powerplay chances, while shutting out the Thunder Cats with six penalty kills. “Our team prides itself on our work ethic and I think that’s one of the main reasons why we were able to shut them down,” said Nitro forward Dylan Sibbald. “We worked hard all year in practice and did lots of bag

skates, so we have to attribute that to our success, as well.” Richter got it started less than three minutes into the game on the powerplay for a quick lead, while Marchi doubled it up by banking a shot off Michalovsky from behind the net. Kimberley had the majority of puck possession and offensive chances in the first period, and carried their play into the second period, with Garcia sniping a sharp angle shot eight minutes into the frame for a 3-0 lead. However, the momentum seemed to shift a bit after that, as the Thunder Cats woke up to the reality of their deficit. Despite pushing hard in the Nitros zone, the Kimberley team, with some stellar work from Brouwer, were able to hold Creston at bay. However, the Thunder Cats were able to keep up the pressure in the early stages of the third period, and Podgorenko was rewarded with a goal to get Creston on the board. The latter half of the final pe-

riod made for some tense hockey as the Nitros began a parade to the penalty box. Garcia was hit with a boarding minor and 10-minute misconduct, while Tanner Gray and Bryce Perpelitz were also sent to the sin bin. However, the Dynamiters were able to pull out all the stops on the penalty kill and hold off the Creston attack. With a powerplay in hand, the T-Cats pulled Michalovsky for six attackers against four Kimberley defenders, and Busch found the back of the net on a clearing attempt. Before the game, the Thunder Cats were dealt a big blow with the suspension of forward Brandon Formosa, who will miss five games after getting slapped with a checking from behind major penalty and a game misconduct during in Game Two in Creston. The league also cited accumulated fighting majors when announcing the decision on the KIJHL website.


EYE OF THE TIGER: Representing White Tiger Taekwondo out of Cranbrook, Nolan Palmer, 7, won a silver medal in sparring and finished fourth in poomsae (forms) during provincials at Capilano University in North Vancouver last week.

Ice have tough schedule to close out WHL season TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

There is one week left of the WHL regular season. Kootenay will be closing it off with a quick midweek two-game road trip to Edmonton (Tuesday) and Red Deer (Wednesday) before capping it off with a home and home series with the Calgary Hitmen. They officially clinched their 16th straight playoff spot on Friday night during a 5-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers, as the franchise currently has the longest active postseason streak in the WHL. “It’s amazing,” said Ice de-

fenceman Jagger Dirk. “I came in here when it was just at 11 and to go into 16—to pass the torch on for the next guys—it means a lot to me and I know it means a lot to Jeff [Chynoweth] and the organization upstairs.” Kootenay got a boost in the forward ranks on the weekend with the addition of Jon Martin and Kyle O’Connor, who had been out to illness and injury, respectively. “Definitely nice to have those two guys back up front,” said fellow forward Zach McPhee. “It added some more depth for sure, and coming in from the road after what happened with

Tim [Bozon], being able to come back to get four points at home is pretty good.” However, this is no time to coast into the playoffs. The Ice, in fifth place (82 points), are desperately trying to catch the Tigers, who occupy fourth (88 points). In turn, the Swift Current Broncos, in sixth (79 points), are trying to improve their playoff seeding and could potentially leapfrog the Kootenay club. Here’s the situation. With four games left, the Ice play three games against two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference—Edmonton (Tuesday) and the

series with Calgary. Medicine Hat plays Edmonton on Wednesday, then wraps it up with a home and home series with the cellar-dwelling Lethbridge Hurricanes. Swift Current plays the Saskatoon Blades and closes with a home and home series with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Both opponents for the Broncos are not in the playoff picture. Needless to say, at first glance, the Ice have the toughest schedule. Edmonton was last here in January for a pair of games, playing the Ice twice at Western Financial Place

due to travel. Kootenay lost in a shootout, but picked up a 5-4 win in the following rematch. Edmonton, which reigns on top of the Conference standings, has been a little inconsistent of late, splitting their last 10 games with five wins and five losses. However, Edmonton is on top of the conference for a reason. “They’re a very good team, they have a lot of talent,” said Dirk. “We got to shut down their top guys and they’re obviously going to try to do the same to us. It’s going to come down to puck management and who sticks

to the game plan the best and executes [it].” Following the Oil Kings affair on Tuesday, the Ice will head into Red Deer to challenge the Rebels on Wednesday. Goaltender Patrik Bartosak shut the door to give the Rebels a 4-0 win at Western Financial Place last Tuesday, a result that still stings for the Ice. “Getting shut out in our home barn 4-0 is a little embarrassing, because we know we’re way better than that,” said Dirk. “So we have a little chip on our shoulder, we want to go in and get two points in their barn and get back at them.”

Wild basketball team picks up sportsmanship award at provincials SHAYLEE RUTLEDGE Special to the Daily Townsman

When our fifth day and final game arrived, it was both exciting and upsetting. We were pumped up and ready to play Prince George and we competed very well against them. At the beginning of the fourth quarter Coach Nutini told the six graduating girls that they would be playing out the remaining minutes of the game. This was perhaps the last chance some of us would have to play competitive basketball. Heidi, Brette, Han-

nah, Marlize, Megan Tadey, and I played that last quarter together as a group. We gave everything we had in our last high school game ever. Even though our team lost on the scoreboard, we beat the opposing team in effort, grit, and heart. When the buzzer sounded, ending the game, some tears were shed, but they did not last long. We had to hustle out of the change room after our game as we planned to do a polar bear plunge before returning to watch the final game.

It was pouring rain as we drove to White Rock. We left our jerseys on, took off our shoes and socks, and prepared ourselves for the cold water. The tide was out so we had to run quite a distance on the beach until we reached the ocean waves. As a team we joined hands and ran into the freezing water. All of us made it in waist deep, but Marlize took it one step further and ducked all the way under. We ran back to our coach and parents, grabbed our towels, and loaded back in the cars to drive

back to the gym. The final game was close and suspenseful to watch, but the greatest excitement came for us in the closing ceremonies. We received the Most Sportsmanlike Team award and were thrilled. Our efforts were recognized and the trophy we brought home reflected our team’s ultimate goals, which are to play with heart and also to be great ambassadors for our school and community. Overall, our experience at the AAA Basketball Provincials was incredible. We enjoyed

every moment together as a team on and off the court and are also forever grateful to our amazing coach, Al Nutini. Without him, we would not have grown the way we did over the season.

The memories we made this year will be cherished throughout our lifetimes and we were thankful for the opportunity to represent Mount Baker Secondary School.


Shaylee Rutledge is a member of the Mount Baker Secondary School senior girls basketball team. She documented the trials and tribulations of the Wild during their trip to the provincial championship in Vancouver.

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Obituaries REITSMA, Beryl Mary Ellen June 8, 1928 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 5, 2014


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Mom passed away peacefully in the arms of her children. Thank you to the nurses and staff of the F. W. Green Home for their care and compassion and for making mom feel loved each and every day. A family celebration will be held on her birthday in Saskatchewan. Those wishing to do so may make donations to the F. W. Green Home, 1700 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4th St. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 6E1. Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864






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Rethink it, B.C.!

BC businesses form coalition to request government halt recycling plans

While you’re not looking, this is what’s happening to BC’s world renowned recycling program.

Well, lookie here. One minute you have a perfectly good Blue Box recycling program. The next, something new and rather questionable is being put in its place. And they thought they’d get away with it right under your nose, without telling you or asking your opinion. That’s definitely not democracy in action. The BC Government, elected by us to represent our best interests, has decided to offload the costs of recycling to big multi-national corporations. To implement this new plan, they’ve set up an association that doesn’t really seem to hold the environment, local jobs, or the municipalities that run the Blue Box program, close to its heart.

Perhaps that’s why some of our local elected officials are using the word “scam” to describe how the new program is being set up. It’s also perhaps why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to jump on board. That’s gotta tell you something. Now it’s your turn to let Premier Christy Clark know what you think. Contact her today to say that dismantling an already-working recycling program to replace it with something that few people think will be as good, is a bad idea.

What’s going on here?

VANCOUVER — A coalition of business stakeholder groups representing several major sectors of the British Columbia economy announced the launch of a massive province-wide advertising campaign in 130 provincial newspapers to protest regulatory changes involving the recycling of printed-paper and packaging (PPP). The campaign calls on British Columbians to contact Premier Christy Clark and ask her to rethink a plan, which turns over BC’s Blue Box recycling programs to an Ontario-based group governed by large multinational corporations. “For months British Columbia business owners have tried unsuccessfully to convince Minister of Environment Mary Polak to rethink the flawed plan her ministry put forth,” says Mike Klassen, BC director of provincial affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). “Now business groups representing significant parts of BC’s economy have come together to ask the Premier to step in to prevent this new red tape that will kill jobs and cause many businesses to fail.” Newspapers Canada and a group of eight business associations representing tens of thousands of BC small businesses and their employees in the agriculture, newspaper publishing, landscaping, printing and custom manufacturing, retail, wholesale, food, and waste collection sectors are launching a first series of ads to inform the public about BC’s new recycling plan. By running in every edition of 130 newspapers across the province and on social media – tagged #RethinkItBC – it will be one of the largest public awareness campaigns ever mounted in BC’s history. “We are not disputing that the ultimate goal of

the government to maximize recycling of paper and packaging to reduce materials going into the waste stream,” said Marilynn Knoch, Executive Director, British Columbia Printing and Imaging Association. “BC businesses are already working to make our province get even more clean and green, so let’s start talking to people from BC about how to achieve this. First we must delay the May 19th start of the legislation, and then get businesses back to the table to share their ideas with the government.” The program set out by Multi Materials BC (MMBC) will annex most municipal and regional district curbside/ discarded material collection and will cause great harm to the economy: in job losses, business failures and increased costs for BC households. The confusing Ministry of Environment-endorsed program creates a veritable monopoly to control much of BC’s currently thriving and competitive waste recycling industry. MMBC is governed by a Board made up of international business interests with Ontario/Quebec representatives from: Unilever Canada, Metro Inc., Walmart, Tim Hortons Inc., Loblaw Companies Limited, Coca Cola Refreshments Canada and Procter & Gamble.

Concerned Stakeholders • B.C. Agriculture Council • BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association • BC Landscape& Nursery Association • BC Printing & Imaging Association • BC &Yukon Community Newspapers Association • Canadian Federation of Independent Business • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters • Newspapers Canada • Waste Management Association of BC

Not sure about the whole

Email Christy Clark at or call 250-387-1715. For more info, visit #RethinkItBC.

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Cranbrook Daily Townsman, March 11, 2014  

March 11, 2014 edition of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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