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Lorne Elliott to visit Comedian plays Centre 64 April 13 C AROLYN GR ANT

Lorne Elliott’s name will be familiar to any fan of CBC Radio, where he produced and starred in Madly Off In All Directions for 11 seasons, but he’s been performing stand-up comedy for a lot longer than that. “He’s been doing standup for 40 years,” said Kimberley Arts Council President Mike Redfern, who says that the Arts Council rarely hosts stand-up comedy. “It’s an entertainment more commonly associated with pub and club performances. But Lorne Elliott is a concert stage comedian “par excellence” and we’re delighted that he has include us in his BC tour.” Redfern says Elliott is getting incredible reviews for his current tour. “Fast, foolish and lots of laughs!... a most enjoyable evening of genuine wit and humour”: John Holmes St-John’s Evening Telegram. “A genuine and talented nut-case... quick-witted and relevant”: Tom Reagan - Halifax Daily News. In addition to comedy, Elliott is a playwright, novelist and musician. There are only 128 seats in the theatre at Centre 64 and Redfern anticipates a sell-out for Elliott’s show. Tickets are available in advance for $25, call 250427-4919, or $27 at the door. Elliott is visiting Kimberley, Fernie and Invermere on the East Kootenay leg of his tour.


Mayor Ron McRae and Elva Keiver, whose letter got the Marysville Arena Hockeyville bid rolling, sign the agreement with Kraft Hockweyville for $25,000 in arena upgrades. Keiver and the Marysville Hockeyville group will have the final decision on what the enhancements will be . One possibility being considered is new rubber flooring for the dressing rooms.


Kimberley Kaleidoscope is born New festival will link First Saturday and Arts on the Edge C AROLYN GR ANT

The Kimberley Arts Council was the driving force behind the First Saturdays concept last year — an experiment that proved successful in bringing some life to the Platzl on the first Saturday of each month. Now the Arts Council is going to take the First Saturdays concept one step further and combine the first Saturday in August with their own Arts on the Edge festival to create a whole new, eight day celebration of all the arts. Kimberley Arts Council president Mike Redfern says that it

seemed like a natural fit to combine the two and hopefully Kaleidoscope will grow into something special. “The City of Festivals doesn’t have so many festivals any more,” Redfern said. “First Saturdays began to bring some life to the Platzl last year and so we thought, let’s put something on so people will maybe stay a few days.” What the Arts Council has in mind is a week-long series of concerts, workshops, get-togethers and exhibits that feature arts of all kinds. Spearheaded by the Arts Council, the Arts on the Edge Committee will run Kimberley Kaleidoscope. The festival will take on the new name but the juried art show on the second weekend will continue to be named Arts on the Edge. Already, the Arts Council has

booked two acts for outdoor concerts. Cod Gone Wild will play the First Saturday and the Boom Booms from Calgary will play August 9. There will be children’s events and music in the Platzl, with concerts located outside beside Centre 64 and the Platzl gazebo. Acts will be scheduled so people can move back and forth. There is a family picnic planned or Rotary Park, an evening of poetry and prose, with readings by author Angie Abdou, Trina Rasmussen will return with her vertical dance outside the Spirit Rock building. And of course there will be workshops. A textiles workshop with noted artist Angelika Werth, a plein air workshop by noted Calgary artist Doug Swinton, a vertical dance workshop for those with the nerve and much more. On Friday evening, the Arts on

the Edge exhibit is celebrated with the annual gala reception, prize-giving, silent auction and musical entertainment. “We are pushing hard to get an interesting mix of activities and acts,” Redfern said. “Hopefully with eight days of events, people will hang around. We want to put money in the hands of artists, musicians and performers. We want to put people in the Platzl and downtown. It’s an exciting new initiative and we hope the community will embrace it.” The committee has a good group of volunteers, Redfern said, and will be looking to hire a paid coordinator. More volunteers will also be required. If you would like to get involved with Kimberley’s new Kaleidoscope fest, contact Redfern at redruth@

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Beloved store pet back home after dramatic experience

When The Paw Shop’s window was smashed on Saturday night, cat Banjo disappeared, but community response led to her rescue just hours later Photos submitted

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The Paw Shop’s resiBanjo is back at The Paw Shop. dent cat Banjo is recovering after a big night out in downtown Cran- Stephanie McGregor, Sunday, March 23 from brook on Saturday night. said she got a phone call a customer who had The pet store’s owner, at about 10:30 a.m. On driven past the 10th Av-

enue store and noticed the storefront window had been smashed.

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Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning

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CASTLEGAR - The Southeast Fire Centre is asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring. As the snow melts, dried grass from last summer gets uncovered and that material can be highly flammable. Almost all wildfires at this time of the year are caused by people and are therefore preventable. Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to consult the B.C. FireSmart manual, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: - and take the following precautions: * Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping. * Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires. * Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.

* If you are planning a large burn, consider conducting smaller burns around the perimeter beforehand to create a fuel break and help stop the fire from spreading beyond its intended size. Each of these fires should be kept small and must be completely extinguished before starting a new fire. * Never leave a fire unattended and make sure that your fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before you leave the area. If you are planning to do any large-scale industrial burning or conduct a grass burn over 0.2 hectares (Category 3

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fires), you must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717. Venting conditions should always be checked before conducting an open burn. If conditions are rated “Poor” or “Fair”, open burning is restricted. The venting index can be found at: http:// readings/ventilation-index.html In British Columbia, the Wildfire Act specifies a person’s legal obligations when using fire on or within one kilometre of forest land or grassland. If an outdoor burn escapes and causes a wildfire, the person responsible may be held accountable for

damages and fire suppression costs. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. The Province thanks the public for its continued help in preventing wildfires. If you see flames or smoke, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on your cellphone.

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Playground Committee seeks Kimberley’s votes in online competition CELESTE NEEDHAM For the Bulletin

Recently, a friend evolved the old African proverb that states “it takes a village to raise a child” by adding that it also “takes a playground to inspire that child to explore being fully in the world.” This idea sparked thoughts about Kimberley’s most recent nomination as a finalist in the Majesta Tree’s of Knowledge Competition and the Chapman Camp Playground on KIS grounds. As something new arises in the community it asks us to stop and reflect upon how Kimberley children have played in years past and the choices being made today that impact local children in the years to come. If we reflect back, fifty years ago many of the local playgrounds existed and served not only the students that went to those schools, but the community at large. While most, and possibly all, of these playgrounds have been replaced, long standing resident Bill Roberts tells us that the current metal structures at the Chapman Camp Playground are original and have

been there since 1956 and the wood structure since 1975. That means that two and a half generations of local families have played on that site alone. This playground has served thousands of Kimberley children from all local schools, as well as the kids who would flock there before and after time at the Chapman Camp pool. Those involved with Cadets at the Hall, soccer tournaments at the town field, and recently students of the Kimberley Dance Academy and users of the rails to trails benefitted as well. Indeed, this park sits on school grounds and like the playgrounds at all the local schools, it serves the community at large, making this opportunity of value to all Kimberley children. This community knows the outdoors and its youth, they’ve been doing it for over a century. Generations have lived here and watched this town’s youth grow into role model citizens, mountaineers, NHL Hockey Players, Olympic gold medalists, successful entrepreneurs and more. What it takes for a village to raise a child, is for the collective of separate individuals and families to come together as one, something this town knows how to do as we have done it before. As a post industry town that has been through it’s own

great accomplishments and adversities it is through the continued desire to revitalize, regenerate and breathe new life into this timeless place that we evolve and grow. This Majesta Competition asks for us to come together as a community once again to add yet another breath of energy with the simple act of a daily vote for 30 days. It takes so much more than two loving caregivers to teach our children about cohesion, the importance of coming together, respecting one another and what it means to care. “It takes a village” pays tribute to the parents, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, elders, and role-models that have influenced lives instilled with self-respect and the desire to add value. As an integral part of how children develop their independence and integrate into the communities that nurture them, it is imperative that they feel included and have many spaces to express themselves. Giving them a place where they can initiate this process, in a natural way, is vital to the unfolding of future generations to come. Your vote for the Chapman Camp Playground in the coming weeks matters! Voting begins April 7th. Stay tuned for details.

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As part of their Explorations program, all grade seven McKim students participate in a handful of Outdoor Ed sessions with Mr Loftsgard. The above photo shows the students with some of the avalanche safety gear the school purchased with help of funds raised at the RCMP Golf Tournament.

Banjo’s big adventure From Page 3 “I came down and there was a big hole in the window and Banjo was gone,” Stephanie said. “It was awful. I didn’t know if she got cut, or if people took her, or if she got totally spooked and bolted.” The first thing Stephanie did was post a photo of Banjo to the store’s Facebook page, telling customers that Banjo was missing. She’d learned the power of social media about 18 months ago when a foster kitten was taken from the store. Through Facebook, the person who took the kitten was found and the kitten was returned. “As soon as she wasn’t here, I knew I should put it on Facebook right away.” Then Stephanie began walking around downtown Cranbrook, looking and calling for Banjo. It didn’t take long for the community to respond. “We had about eight of us – other business owners, Carla from the Playpen, Erin from Lotus Books, customers and friends. “It made me feel really great. I was really frustrated that someone would smash my window, but everyone coming down to help out – instantly, they were here

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At The Paw Shop, cat Banjo (left) pointedly ignores friend Lisa Tuson.

in no time to help me look for her. That was amazing and it made up for the bad feelings towards whoever smashed the window.” It only took about an hour and a half for the crew to find Banjo. “A gentleman who lives above the York saw a cat and then he remembered that the Paw Shop had its window smashed and the Paw Shop had a cat. So he was nice enough to come up and tell us,” said Stephanie. He took Stephanie to where he had last seen Banjo – behind Dewey’s

– and there she was, sunning herself on the back porch. “She wasn’t stressed at all. She wouldn’t even come to me; she would come close, to tease me, but she was really enjoying the sun. “I was so relieved that she was there, living it up, having a night out on the town. It was a Saturday night out for her.” Now Banjo is back home, a little tired but no worse for wear. Her biggest complaint is that the window is boarded up so her cat tree has been moved from its

regular spot in the sun. As for the store, Stephanie said nothing was taken when the window was smashed, and only a few items in the storefront were destroyed. Meanwhile, the original Facebook post was shared 152 times by loyal Paw Shop customers who were concerned for Banjo’s safety. “It’s so nice – it really is heartwarming,” said Stephanie. “I was just praying that it would be a happy ending.”

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I appreciate very much the letter from CAO Wayne Staudt of the City of Cranbrook and I must say I regret that City staff have been thrust into the spotlight here because in my experience, government staff cannot defend themselves. I know Mr. Staudt to be a man of honour and I also know that City staff, including the Chief Engineer, are capable and professional. There is no chance that Cranbrook City staff will lose its strong relationship with the provincial government. What the public is still waiting for, however, is an explanation from the mayor and those three councillors who spoke at the public meeting. Why did they tell the Townsman they were “scrapping” the DCC’s? Why did they say the B.C. government “refused to approve the new bylaw”. Why did they say the Province is to blame for an “18 month delay”? Did they not know that a departed staff member had dropped the ball? Were they really in the dark about this? Or did they discuss the matter in camera before the public meeting and decide they could get away with blaming the Province and pretending the Province “refused” to sign off on this bylaw?     Bill Bennett MLA, Kootenay East

Mine training In a recent letter to the edi-

tor (March 18), Brent Bush raised questions about the College of the Rockies Haul Truck program’s student employment outcomes. While the College would also like stronger employment outcomes, the program is new and initial results are encouraging. The College has contacted about 60 per cent of our graduates to date and as near as we can tell, 80 per cent of grads have secured at least a first interview. Many have been through to a third interview at various mines in B.C. About half of those reached have been hired as haul truck operators.  Our program has only been running for seven months. We understand the hiring process for most B.C. mines can take an average of three months, while some operations in the oil sands can take up to eight months to make a hiring decision.  One thing we are learning is that there are many other factors in getting hired beyond completing a program, including attitude, professionalism, interview skills, as well as drug and alcohol testing to name a few. Completing programs at the College opens doors for students but the College cannot guarantee jobs.  Having said that, there are a few things within the College’s ability to control—we can ensure we have the right admission requirements to better predict student success; we can add additional employability skills to the program profile so graduates are prepared to present more profes-

sionally in their interviews; and we can and will continue to connect with industry to support continuous quality improvement. Other factors are out of our control. For example, changes in commodity prices can impact student employment outcomes in these occupations. As well, various parts of the province are currently experiencing temporary fluctuations in labour market demand as mining projects develop. It’s our understanding that some mines have implemented a temporary hiring freeze. The College has no control over the hiring practices of industry, nor should it.  College of the Rockies is committed to providing quality instruction and relevant training.  We recognize that our students should have clear and appropriate expectations with respect to program outcomes, and will ensure that this is clearly communicated to prospective students.  Finally, we will ensure that we are training numbers of students that correspond to industry demand.  Be assured that we will focus on these commitments as we grow our program.   Dr. Marilyn Petersen Acting Vice President, Education College of the Rockies

Mine training I am writing to provide some additional context regarding the March 18th letter to the editor from Mr. Brent

Bush in response to the recent article “B.C. mining all the rage”. Teck is proud to support training programs such as the College of the Rockies’ (COTR) Haul Truck Operator program that provide important practical skills for individuals interested in a career in the mining industry. These programs certainly increase the available opportunities for people seeking work with a range of employers, including Teck. Todate we have hired close to one-third of the graduates of the 2013 haul truck program that applied and are still considering a number of 2014 applicants. However, it’s important to point out that completion of a training program is just one factor in hiring. We also consider prior experience, other skills, and overall fit with our safety culture. Haul truck drivers are in demand in our industry—in 2013 we hired an average of 30 haul truck operators per month from an average 600 applications received. In each case we aim to hire the best overall candidate so that we can continue to build one of the best teams in the business. Applicable training is always a positive step for anyone looking to apply for a role with Teck. We look forward to continuing to work with the COTR to support advanced education for the mining industry. Glen Campbell Director, Human Resources Teck Coal

City urges residents to respect noise bylaw Bylaw designed to afford residents quiet summer enjoyment, City of Cranbrook says Submit ted

There is nothing quite like enjoying the serenity of your backyard, something many City of Cranbrook residents are looking forward to after this winter. Many of us may be looking forward to some lawn and garden maintenance or building a new deck or fence. Along with these and many other outdoor activities, there often comes an increase in the noise level in your neighbourhood. Residents are reminded that there is a City bylaw in place that is designed to afford all residents quiet enjoyment of their own property, while being considerate of others in the neighbourhood. “Noise is interpreted as any unreasonable disturbance not normally expected at

any given time of the day or night,” said City Bylaw Services Officer Naomi Humenny. “If you are running your lawnmower at 10 a.m. that is considered reasonable; running your mower at 10 p.m., not so much.” A common complaint fielded by the City Bylaw Enforcement department is barking or howling dogs left unattended in yards all day with the owners often away at work. Under the bylaw—“no person shall own, keep or harbor any animal or bird which by its cries unduly disturbs the peace, quiet, rest or tranquility of the surrounding neighbourhood or the public at large”. Other common complaints include home and building construction and in some cases noisy parties. In the case of

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noisy parties, concerned residents should contact the RCMP detachment, as parties tend to occur after hours. In regard to construction, no person in the City shall undertake any type of construction work before 7 a.m. or after 10 p.m. No construction for profit or gain can be undertaken on a Sunday, without explicit written approval by the City Engineer. “Residents can carry on their normal outdoor routines during the summer months, with yard work and construction projects,” said Humenny. “We simply ask that you consider your neighbours by keeping the noise to an acceptable level at the acceptable times.” To view City of Cranbrook Bylaw #2612, please visit



Have Camera Will Travel.... Join Lyle Grisedale - travelogue “Hiking in the Bugaboos” at Centre 64 on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Kimberley Arts Council & Expansion Project. The ESL/Adult 1-1 Tutoring Program is looking for volunteers to commit to 2 hrs per week to support adults with their speaking, writing and reading skills. If you are interested in other cultures, enjoy working with people and would enjoy helping as a 1-1 tutor please consider volunteering with us. Training will be eve of Mar. 27 and all day Mar 29th. Info: Pam Bailie CBAL Kimberley ESL Coordinator at 250-427-6027 Our Open JAM & Ice-cream Social held last Saturdays at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL offers a variety of genres to be enjoyed by all who drop by to listen and sing along from 1:30 -3:30. Next session: March 29. Monday, March 31 - GoGo Granny Monthly Meeting at 7:00 Superstore Community Room. New members always welcome. Please call Norma at 250-426-6111 for further information. 2014 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, April 2nd, 5:00-6:00pm is sponsored by H&R Block. Kimberley Gogo Grannies present: African Dinner. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation–African Grandmothers Campaign. Saturday April 5th, Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30 pm, at The Old Baurenhaus. 4 course African Dinner incl. coffee & tea. No host bar. Door Prizes, Silent Auction. Tickets & info available from: Kimberley Gogo Grannies, Ruth Ratzclaff 250.427.2706, Old Baurenhaus April 9. Kimberley Garden Club April program: Basic Garden Design. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola: 250-427-0527. 2014 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, April 16th, 6:00-7:00pm is sponsored by Kimberley Healthcare Auxiliary. Persons 18 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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he B.C. NDP leadership contest is officially underway, with the entry of Vancouver Island veteran John Horgan in a reluctant reprise of his 2011 run against Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth. Unfortunately for them, weekend campaign events were overshadowed by revelations of flagrant abuse of taxpayers’ money by the executive and board of the Portland Hotel Society. A pair of audits finally released last week on this network of Downtown Eastside social agencies  revealed  systematic looting of the $28 million a year in taxpayers’ money that has kept this supposed charity running. Alas for the NDP, local MLA Jenny Kwan not only failed to keep an eye on it, her recently separated husband was one of the executives who took part for years, and she benefited to the tune of $35,000 in luxury travel. That’s what we know about, since much of the evidence wasn’t produced for the auditors. When this Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous scheme finally came to light, Kwan hastily paid back the $35,000 and announced she’s taking an unpaid leave of absence. Her tearful claim that she believed nothing was wrong is simply not credible. She not only must have known of

her husband Dan Small’s jet-set ways, she participated in at least two trips, one to Vienna and Bristol, England to do “research” and attend a poverty conference from high-end hotels. If it wants to retain any shred of credibility as it spouts misleading poverty statistics and simplistic solutions, the party must get rid of Kwan, who has two years left to max out her MLA pension. MLA pensions were a factor in the 2010 ouster of Carol James, who infuriated the old guard by trying to defuse a public backlash against a generous BC VIEWS pay and benefits package worked out in private beTom tween the NDP and the B.C. Fletcher Liberals. Kwan would later take a leading role in the caucus revolt that forced James out as leader. Long-time political watchers will see the PHS abuse as a bigger, uglier version of the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society scandal. There the siphoning off of bingo funds from charities cost Mike Harcourt his job as premier. In that case, NDP MLAs sat on the board, took their monthly cut and kept quiet. There’s more. Horgan became enraged last year at the reporter who took a tip from the B.C. Liberals to reveal the NDP was skimming constituency office budgets to pay for its own “ethnic outreach” operation


in Vancouver. Horgan had rubber-stamped the plan with a since-dismissed legislature accountant, and thought he had kept it secret after the Auditor-General blew the whistle. His willingness to assess its ethics remains in question to this day. Then there is Craig Keating, who took over as party president from Moe Sihota last year. Did he inherit the $72,000 salary negotiated by Sihota with the B.C. Federation of Labour and two of its largest unions? If so, do Horgan and Farnworth think this is appropriate? Will the party’s joined-at-the-hip relationship with government unions even be discussed in the carefully staged leadership contest that’s about to begin? Then there’s the policy shipwreck left behind by Adrian Dix. His plan to use environmental assessment as a weapon to torpedo industrial projects remains popular with the party’s urban base. Farnworth and Horgan have paid lip service to the notion that projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion should be properly assessed. Meanwhile the federal NDP fights to keep stacking public hearings with pre-selected protesters. The party may wish to consider what would give its next B.C. leader any hope of governing. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

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Goals galore as Hitmen beat Ice 7-6 in OT TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

It seems the WHL made the right choice to broadcast the Kootenay Ice and the Calgary Hitmen in the first round of the post-season. The two teams put on a show Monday night, scoring six times each in regulation before Greg Chase ended it in overtime for a 7-6 final that put Calgary up 2-1 in the series. The Hitmen blew four separate leads before Kootenay countered, and it was Calgary who played catch up in the third period to force the extra frame. The Ice got a pair of goals from Jagger Dirk, while Luke Philp, Sam Reinhart, Zach Franko and Jaedon Descheneau also provided offence. For the Hitmen, Landon Welykholowa scored twice for the second time in as many games, while Radel Fazleev also tallied a pair. Adam Tambellini, Travis Sandheim and Chase rounded out the goals for Calgary. The Ice powerplay was ridiculous, scoring five times in six chances with the man-advantage—an aspect of Kootenay’s game that has certainly gotten into the heads of the Hitmen players. “It’s pretty hard, I think we just have to make a couple of adjustments, but yeah, if we just stay disciplined, I know they’ll have a better chance not scoring, because their powerplay is pretty deadly,”

said Hitmen forward Jake Virtanen. “If we just stay out of the box, that’s going to be really important for the coming games here.” With eight powerplay goals in three games, the Ice have certainly shown they can take full advantage of their opportunities with the man-advantage.

“I think we’ve had the best powerplay on the road and one of the best allaround. It’s our intimidation to other teams and we want to keep drawing penalties, because it’s a huge thing for us.” Jaedon Descheneau “I think we’ve had the best powerplay on the road and one of the best all-around,” said Descheneau, who had a six-point night with five assists and a goal. “It’s our intimidation to other teams and we want to keep drawing penalties, because it’s a huge thing for us.” Despite the effectiveness on the powerplay, the team needed to be better at even-strength, Descheneau added. “There’s a lot of positives in the game,” he added. “We scored five powerplay goals, we killed off a five-on-three, so our special teams were good, we just gotta

tighten up on our fiveon-five and we should be fine. “There should be no problems moving forward—we did a lot of good things today going into tomorrow’s game.” Kootenay goaltender Mackenzie Skapski had a tough night, giving up seven goals in 28 shots. Kootenay had a slight edge on the shot clock, putting 31 pucks on Calgary netminder Chris Driedger, who made 25 saves. For the third straight game, the Hitmen scored first on an early goal, with Welykholowa banging in a feed from Tambellini at the side of the net. Luke Philp replied on Kootenay’s first powerplay, beating Driedger with a low shot from just inside the blue line. Kootenay also made a big penalty kill with 32 seconds of a two-man advantage for Calgary and handling the remainder of the five-onfour after Rinat Valiev and Dirk were sent to the box 1:28 apart. In the second period, Welykholowa pulled the Hitmen ahead, but Franko answered back for the Ice with another powerplay goal. Adam Tambellini tallied roughly a minute later, using a Kootenay defenceman as a screen. However, the goals came quick in the second half of the period. Kootenay’s powerplay went to work again and after a big pileup outside of the crease, Reinhart roofed the puck to even the score


Kootenay Ice defenceman Rinat Valiev battles with a Calgary Hitmen player during WHL action at Western Financial Place on Monday night. up at 4-4 at 13:29. Not even 60 seconds later, Fazleev got his first of the game off a lucky deflection from a pass in Kootenay territory. That got Skapski pulled for the remainder of the period. A minute after that, Dirk scored the only even-strength goal for the Ice to knot it back up again. Descheneau gave Kootenay their first lead with 13 seconds left in the second frame, scoring the fourth powerplay goal to do so. Just five minutes into the third period, Sandheim flicked the puck on net after entering the zone, which went off the post and in for a 5-5 score. Dirk got his sec-

ond of the game five minutes later for Kootenay’s fifth powerplay goal, scoring top shelf stick side on Driedger to retake the lead. After Dirk put Kootenay ahead, Fazleev only needed 37 seconds to put it back to a tie for Calgary, which would stand for the rest of regulation. The momentum shifted both ways in overtime; Kootenay had some good early pressure, with a notable chance from Matt Alfaro, but Chase scored the game-winner for the Hitmen with a slap shot from a drop pass off the rush 5:05 into the period. The two teams will go head-to-head again

WHL opponents put friendships on hold TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

They may be buddies in the off-season, but when the Ice and the Hitmen are facing each other, Calgary forward Greg Chase puts his friendship with Kootenay sniper Jaedon Deschenau on hold. Ditto with Jake Virtanen, who is best friends with Mackenzie Skapski’s little brother back in their hometown of Abbotsford. Chase put the final nail in

the coffin on Monday night, scoring the OT winner to lift the Hitmen to a 7-6 win over the Ice. “It’s definitely cool,” said Chase, who hails from Sherwood Park—a stone’s throw away from Descheneau’s hometown of Edmonton. “I mean, being from the same city and growing up together on the ice and at school, it definitely adds to more of a special series and he had a really good night himself—I

think he had six points—so it was really nice to get that one for myself, for bragging rights.” Chase is property of the Edmonton Oilers, who selected him 188th overall in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Virtanen grew up with Mitch Skapski, the younger brother to the Kootenay Ice goaltender who currently plays for the Victoria Royals. Virtanen is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2014

NHL Draft, and tallied 71 points in the regular season, including 45 goals with the Hitmen this year. “It’s good going up against him,” Virtanen said, of facing Skapski. “It’s good for bragging rights after the season for whoever wins. “He’s a great goalie, there’s nothing bad I can say about him. I think Kootenay’s a good team, but if we keep doing what we’re doing, I think we have a good shot.”

on Tuesday night for Game Four at Western Financial Place. NOTES: Kootenay Ice defenceman Landon Cross returned from injury to what had been a short-staffed defensive corps, which is also missing Tyler King. Hitman F Brady Brassart was hit into a turnbuckle and left briefly for the dressing room, but soon

returned to the bench. After Skapski was pulled in the second period, Hoflin played roughly six minutes and made two saves. Skapski returned for the third frame. Kootenay forward Tim Bozon, who is recovering from meningitis at a hospital in Saskatoon, had his 20th birthday on Monday.



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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You might think that a partner is overserious and not aware of how you feel. Be careful when handling your hurt and anger. You could feel quite off-kilter. Try to sit on your discontent for a while, and then initiate a discussion in the near future. Tonight: Where the gang is. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ll want to break precedent and head in a new direction, but a partner or family member might balk at the idea. This person is more comfortable with the status quo. You could be in a situation where someone might try to test your limits. Tonight: Take the lead. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Deal with a situation directly, and keep in mind that a partner can be demanding. This person might prefer to keep the situation as-is. On the other hand, a loved one is likely to disagree. Tempers could flare, so be careful. Tonight: Try a new type of cuisine.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Others tend to come to you with specific demands. You might wonder what is possible under the circumstances. Realize your limits, yet be ready for a fast change. You could find that your enthusiasm turns to anger if your expectations are not met. Tonight: Dinner for two. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Get into a project immediately if you have any desire to complete it before the day is over. Mid-afternoon will be the time to network and create more of what you desire. Defer to others as much as you can when dealing with difficult people. Tonight: You flourish around the crowds. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Speak your mind and allow greater give-and-take between you and someone else. You might feel restrained at first, but do whatever it takes to let go and start this process. You could come up with a very dynamic idea that works for both of you. Tonight: Run an errand or two. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You have the foundation for a


better situation, yet you seem to be holding back. Check out an emotional investment with care -- you will love the results, if you proceed. If you are not able to move forward, you could lose your temper. Tonight: Choose to do something fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Seek out a friend or loved one. You might want to reverse direction when you feel pinned down or as if you have no other choice. Listen and think in terms of gains rather than kicking the door down in frustration. Check out an investment with care. Tonight: Head on home. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You might feel burdened by someone’s demands, and could be wondering what to do next. If you continue on the path that is not natural for you, you probably won’t be able stay even-tempered. Tempers are likely to flare. Tonight: Out and about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Be forthright in how you deal with a situation. You could be in a conflict with someone with whom you regularly interact. Be

careful, as what might appear to be a cushy setup could quickly degenerate. Take no one and nothing for granted. Tonight: Play it nice and easy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Not until later today will you feel at your best. You might wonder what to do if you’re faced with a precarious situation. You’ll know that you want to integrate some innovative change, yet you also might want to play it cool. Tonight: Choose to do something new. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You are past the point of no return. You’ll feel in your mind that you must follow your chosen path. Understand exactly what you are dealing with at the present moment. A partner could be contentious when you least expect it. Tonight: Out with your best friend. BORN TODAY Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), singer/songwriter Elton John (1947), singer Aretha Franklin (1942) ***

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Collision analyst takes stand at Bagri trial Ste ve Hubrecht Columbia Valley Pioneer

The trial stemming from a fatal crash in Kootenay National Park in 2011 got underway in Invermere provincial court earlier this week, with a Vancouver man facing four counts of dangerous driving causing death. Jaswinder Singh Bagri, the driver of a semi involved in the collision, has pleaded not guilty to all charges and was in court, more than two and a half years after the crash occurred, for the first four days of the multi-day trial this past week. Bagri was driving his unloaded flatdeck B-train commercial tractor trailer southbound on Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park on July 22, 2011, when, according to the testimony of several witnesses on the trial’s first day, near Olive Lake Bagri lost control of his vehicle, which skidded, then jackknifed and crossed the centre line. Although none of the witnesses could see it, a northbound Dodge campervan towing a Suzuki SUV was now in the path of the jack-

Cpl. Burnett testified that knifed semi. In the camper was a fami- based on his analysis, the ly of four — Robert Howard, truck of the semi initially hit 48, his wife Ana-Maria Dias, the camper van on angle, 50, and their two children catching the left front corner Veronica, 9, and Samantha, of the camper van and push11 — from Palo Alto, Califor- ing it back from the exact nia on vacation in B.C. The spot of first impact. The semi tractor trailer smashed into continued jackknifing, with the camper and SUV, pin- its two trailers then contribning the two smaller vehicles uting to pushing the truck against the highway barrier, and the camper van out as which ignited all three vehi- well, which according to Cpl. cles and trapped the family Burnett, is why the barrier inside the blazing camper. was pushed out back from the point of initial contact. All four died in the fire. Columbia Valley Pioneer file photo Court heard testimony On the morning of the third day of the trial, RCMP from truck driving school Firefighters deal with the aftermath of the July 2011 crash, for which Jaswinder Singh collision analyst Corporal owner and instructor Rocky Bagri is now on trial.  Jeff Burnett testified about Korchinski on the trial’s sec- conditions are snowy, slick the crash and said he noticed pletely,” said Daigle. “I was investigating the crash scene ond day. Korchinski de- or wet, and should use jake Bagri pull into and out of a chatting with my wife and we scribed the process of check- brakes minimally if their brake check stop before be- said, ‘That’s strange, I don’t after the collision. Cpl. Burnett testified that ing brakes at designated trucks are unloaded. He also ginning the descent down know what a truck stop is tire marks from the scene brake check stops and was testified that a yellow speed from the pass near Olive supposed to be, but that indicate that of the three then asked by Crown prose- advisory sign reading 60 ki- Lake — the same descent on seemed quite quick.’” lanes on the highway at the cutor Lynal Doerksen how lometres an hour — the last which the crash occurred. Daigle and other witnessBagri pulled into the es travelling in his car and in such sign before the curve in crash site (two in the direc- long a check should take. “It should take 10 min- which the collision occurred brake check stop, some lights another vehicle parked at the tion the camper van was driving and one in the direc- utes,” said Korchinski. “We — gives the recommended on the semi flashed and then side of the road at the time of tion the semi was driving) make them do it fully and speed for cars during good the semi came back out on the crash testified that the the road quickly, according weather the day of the collithe camper van was in the completely at the top of conditions. “It’s the fastest you should to Daigle. slow lane or possibly even on every mountain pass, not sion was wet and rainy, and “I don’t think he stopped. from their best estimates that the shoulder at the time of just once as they go through go,” said Korchinski. One of the witnesses on I can’t imagine he did. We Bagri had likely been driving collision and that the semi a mountainous area.” Korchinski also testified the trial’s first day, Guy Dai- saw some lights flashing as if about 60 kilometres an hour was across the centre line. RPGPthat RN drivers Individualized Ad - Jan Zacharias 10.33in Wide x 7in he High had hit the brakes, but I to 70 kilometres an hour just gle, testified- Size he was driving shouldProgram not really Using toy trucks to 0426 visualCMYK - 02use Press Ready their jakePDF brakes at all if behind Bagri on the day of don’t think he stopped com- before the collision. ly reconstruct the incident,

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