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Tim Bozon was greeted by 4,500 people at Western Financial Place Saturday, March 29.
Tim Bozon rejoices in Ice victory Kootenay forward reflects on meningitis episode, his recovery and his last visit to Cranbrook TRE VOR CR AWLEY
One day after being discharged from hospital, Tim Bozon was exactly where he wanted to be. The Kootenay Ice forward stepped back into his home arena and took part in gameday preparations with his team before dropping the puck in a ceremonial face off to a thunderous standing ovation. His team went on to beat the Calgary Hitmen 5-3, clinching their first playoff round win in over two years. “It was huge, obviously, it meant a lot,” said Bozon, a signed
prospect with the Montreal Canadiens. “It’s probably my last time here so to see the boys one more time—I had such a great time with them, such great people and for sure, to get to see the rink one more time—I had lots of fun. “It was such an emotional night and it feels good too, mentally, after all I went through, so it was really good.” His voice is a little raspy, and he’s lost weight, but the Ice forward seems in good spirits.
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Police in Kimberley were called to the Kimberley City Bakery Tuesday, April 1 after owner Eric Forbes discovered what he believes are human remains in the business’s basement. Forbes told the Bulletin that he and wife Michelle are beginning renovations on the 93-year old building, The Forbes bought the business last summer and to their knowledge no major renovations of the building have ever been done. They are currently installing some new machinery from Europe and had to check out the building’s basement. It was there they made their discovery. “We know there are tunnels that ran beneath the Platzl,” Forbes said. “When the bar next door was renovated, a still was found in the basement. It could all be connected to the prohibition era. We know the bakery has been in the same spot for 93 years. We also know it has absorbed two other buildings, one next door, which was built 92 years ago, and has been everything from a grocery store to a women’s clothing store, and the back, built 91 years ago, which was originally a lumber yard/ hardware store. Of these three, the back does not seem to have a basement, but the front two halves of the building both seem to have a sub-basement
Police cordoned off Kimberley City Bakery this morning to investigate the basement. of some sort. The floor sounds hollow.” It is there that Forbes discovered what appears to be a hatch leading down an old staircase. Descending the stairs with a flashlight, Eric says he entered a space the same size as the floor above. “A couple of old chairs were scattered around the room. To one side was an old still and a small barrel. And to the
other was an old trunk. Towards the back corner of the room was the beginning of an old passageway which lead towards the Platzl. An old hurricane lantern was set on the old trunk. The tunnel had crumbled and was impassable a few feet in, so I turned back. I stumbled across something. Thinking it was some sort of stick, I ERIC FORBES PHOTO picked it up. See Page 3 The still found in the basement of City Bakery.
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The provincial government is reminding B.C. families about a new tax benefit that will be introduced in April 2015. The Early Childhood Tax Benefit was announced in February 2013 and will make families with a household income of under $100,000 a year eligible for benefits up to $55 per month, or $660 a year, for each child under the age of six. To receive the new benefit in 2015, parents need to file their annual income tax returns, starting with the 2013 tax year, and make sure they have applied for the Canada Child Tax Benefit. If your child is already registered for the Canada Child Tax Benefit, you will be automatically signed up to receive the B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. The maximum benefit will be available to all eligible families with net incomes under $100,000. The benefit will start
to phase out at $100,000 and will be fully phased out at $150,000. It is estimated that 140,000 families will receive the full benefit, while an additional 40,000 families with net incomes over $100,000 will receive a partial benefit. The new provincial benefit will supplement existing federal benefits, including the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit. These include: Provincial • B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit (effective April 1, 2015) • B.C. Low Income Climate Action Tax Credit • B.C. Sales Tax Credit Federal • National Child Benefit Supplement • Canada Child Tax Benefit • Universal Child Care Benefit • Child Disability Benefit • Working Income Tax Benefit • GST Credit
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Each year, a committee struck by the City of Kimberley makes a decision on how to allocate the yearly Resort Municipality funding. Kimberley is one of 14 resort municipalities in the province who receive annual funding — generated through a hotel tax — to enhance tourism infrastructure. Projects must have potential to attract visitors to KImberley. Last week, Council endorsed the committee’s decision to fund two projects for a total of $43,651. Of that $23,651 will go to the construction of beginner and intermediate trails for a bike skills park, which the Kimberley Trails
Society is planning. And $20,000 has been allocated towards the building of washrooms at Purcell Park soccer fields, a project of the Kimberley Soccer Association. Coun. Darryl Oakley says that the skills park is quite an ambitious project by the Trails Society and people are excited about it. Plans are in the early stages as the Trails Society is still investigating issues such as potential insurance costs. If the skills park does go forward, it will be in the Nordic Trails area. As for the washroom project, Coun. Albert Hoglund said he doubted that washrooms could be built for $20,000 and he inquired whether the
money would have to be re-allocated if the extra funds couldn’t be found. Mayor Ron McRae said it was necessary to choose the projects now to move the funding ahead but that he thought the funds could carry forward. Kimberley’s committee which decides on resort municipality projects is made up of 11 people from a broad cross-section of Kimberley. The Resort Municipality Initiative is a provincial grant and the City will not have to provide matching funds. Any other funding for the projects would be leveraged by the proponents seeking other grant opportunities.
Molly Miller, Colin Ferrie, Paul Freeze and MacKenzie McLean outside their home base at the Kimberley Nordic Centre after returning home from the Nationals last week. Week 1 of training will start in May for these skiers as they prepare for the 2014/15 race season.
Bakery owners Great success for Kimberley find tunnels, bones skiers including national championship for Miller
On March 13-23 four Kimberley skiers attended the Haywood Ski National Championships in Corner Brook, NL. The skiers participated in a series of skate and classic technique races over the 10 days competing against the top skiers from across Canada. Colin Ferrie, Nicole Perrin, MacKenzie Mclean and Molly Miller were amongst the 450 Canadian athletes who attended the race. Colin and Nicole are experienced in racing at the National level; this was Colin’s seventh Nationals and Nicole’s sixth. Nicole’s best race was the qualifier for the sprint; she managed a strong 18th in the Junior Women category. As a 20-year-old, Colin was
racing for the first time in the Open Men category, facing almost all the members of Canada’s National Team in the largest group at the Nationals. He did very well, with an aggregate placing of 14th overall and second 20-year-old. In his first 50-km race, he finished tenth, ahead of two Sochi Olympians. He also qualified seventh in the sprint, skiing 1.5 kms in three minutes. MacKenzie attended her second Nationals and performed extremely well as a year 2000 racing up in the 1998-99 Juvenile age category. MacKenzie’s points in the overall races ranked her in 14th place in Canada in the Juvenile (1999) category and top girl born in
2000. For Molly this was her first year racing at the National level. At the age of twelve Molly achieved great success racing up in the Juvenile category against skiers 14/15 years old. Molly came home with two bronze and one gold medal earning her the title of Canadian Champion in the 7.5 k classic mass start race. Molly’s results also earned her the Sophie Manarin Aggregate Award as a result of having the most overall race points in the Juvenile (1998/99) category, making her the fastest under 16 skier in Canada. Molly was thrilled to receive this award from her role model, Olympian Heidi Widmer, who recently returned from
the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Molly and MacKenzie have had a very successful race season this year. Their success would not be possible without the dedication of their coach Paul Freeze. Paul volunteers countless hours to coaching his skiers year round. Our local Club is very fortunate to have a coach of Paul’s calibre coaching the Kimberley Cross Country Ski Team. There will be a home-coming reception honouring our Kimberley skiers on Sunday 6th April at 7:00 at All Saints Anglican Church (on Wallinger Avenue, opposite the Centex). They’re looking forward to seeing all those who have cheered them on all season.
From Page 1 “Then I realized it was actually a bone.” Forbes says that he can’t say for sure that it was a human bone, but he has watched enough CSI to know he shouldn’t touch it. He put it down and called police, who were on the scene this morning. The bakery has been cordoned off and police teams are searching the basement. Forbes says this is not the first odd thing to happen in the building, just the first time there appears to be a
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piece of evidence. “Everyone who has lived in the apartment above the bakery has mentioned strange happenings and the possibility of some ghostly roommate sharing the space,” he said. “Things fall. Noises are heard. A picture fell off the wall. Neatly stacked boxes fell off the top of the stack for no reason. It makes you wonder about the building’s past.” Police were not available for comment at press time. With a file from the April Fool’s press.
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The demonic Gene Simmons (aka Moe Rotondi, centre) appeared onstage along with Ian Kurz, Dean Criss and Micheal Moodry, the other members of Destroyer, Canada’s premier Kiss tribute band, Saturday, March 29, at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, Rock City. Destroyer and the rockers in attendance rocked and rolled all night (and part of every day).
College introduces new technology program for fall College of the Rockies is once again expanding their list of course offerings with a new Computer Support Technician (CST) certificate program. This innovative program combines online learning with hands-on experience in computer hardware, application support, operating systems and networks. The CST program is being offered in collaboration with four other post-secondary institutions: College of New Caledonia, Northern Lights College, Yukon College and Northwest Community College. Students are admitted to and receive their certificate from College of the Rockies but courses will be offered online by all five institutions. Information Technology Department Head Ildi Walkley says, “Businesses depend on computer systems for everything from their web presence to their record-keeping, email and office applications and they need profes-
Students will learn gain hands-on experience in a variety of aspects of computer and information technology in the new Computer Support Technician certificate program at College of the Rockies. sionals to help keep these systems functioning. This new program helps prepare graduates for industry certification exams and for entry level positions as com-
puter support technicians.” Students enrolled in the CST program will complete 10 courses over two semesters starting in September
2014. In the second semester of the program, students can choose electives based on their preferred focus: web development, systems administration or data-
base administration. For more information on the Computer Support Technician program, go to: cotr.ca/ cst
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Letters to the Editor Ice to Ice
I am a former member of the Ice, and after seeing the Ice beat the Hitmen this past Saturday, I couldn’t help but write. I’m just rehabbing a knee injury and was watching my own game from the pressbox. I’m not sure that I could even tell you the score – I was far more concerned with checking updates from Cranbrook. It is funny how a small town can have such an impact on someones life. Although it was amazing to see the respect the Hitmen showed before the game for Tim, it did my heart good to see the Ice beat them. Just thinking about that big win makes me wish that I was there. I wish that I could be part of that excitement, knowing first hand what it means to those kids. I wish that I could have been there so that there was one more person in that crowd cheering those kids on. I wish I could again be a part of having total strangers stopping you on the street and saying “good game”. As a player, I realized that that one extra fan made every game special for me. I wish I could have met Tim Bozon and tell him that all members of the Kootenay Ice family are proud of the way he fought his illness. I’m in another country and across the continent, but like a big brother, I am always watching what the Ice are doing. Jeff Chynoweth and Ryan McGill have put another great team together this year and it’s looking like another good playoff run. Like the guys on Shaw said, the Ice have done nothing but win since they came to the Kootenays. They know how to win but they win with good people who work hard day in and day out. Playing pro hockey, I quickly found out that being a good person and working hard is just as important as talent. In closing, all I will say is, be that extra fan and cheer loud! You have no idea how much it helps. Keep up the great work and best of luck for a long playoff run! Matt Fraser Kootenay Ice 2007 - 2011
Myths and Facts
In response to Anne Edwards Letter to the Editor — Health Care Accord Myths and Facts: The Canadian Health Transfer. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of rumours and misinformation spread about federal health transfers by those with a political motive to confuse the facts. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight. Our Government is committed to a publicly funded, universally accessible health care system founded on the principles of the Canada Health Act. In 2011, our Government announced a major new investment in health care, and committed to continued growth in health transfers to the provinces and territories. Our plan has provided record growth to all provinces, and these transfers will continue to grow by six per cent every year for the next three years.
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In 2014-15, our Government will provide British Columbia with $4.17 billion through the Canada Health Transfer – an all-time high. Not only that, but this is more than $1.3 billion (a 49 per cent increase) than under the previous Liberal government. These record transfers are providing long-term, stable funding so that our health care system is there when Canadians need it. To ensure health funding for the provinces continues to grow in a sustainable way, transfers will grow in line with the economy starting in 2017 and is guaranteed to increase by at least three per cent. Our Government is working with all the provinces and territories to ensure the healthcare system is sustainable and delivering the care that Canadians need. In addition to transfers being at an all-time high, we are also funding nearly 13,000 health researchers across Canada, and investing roughly $1 billion every year for health research. Unlike the previous Liberal government which gutted healthcare funding, we have increased healthcare funding to historic levels. Through record transfers and significant investments in research and innovation, we are supporting all provinces and territories in delivering the quality of care that Canadians expect. David Wilks, M.P. Kootenay Columbia
not ready for them and didn’t have the money in place to pay the bill or complete the project? Where is the money going to come from to pay for another two additional bridges when they are required for the Flume project? What is the hold-up of the Flume project anyway? Surely it isn’t money. Why is the City hell bent on replacing two sound bridges already in place when the City has so many other assets falling apart right before their eyes? Has anyone driven up the Townsite Hill lately? In summary and based on the above, I believe it is time for City Council to bring in the Municipal Auditor General to do a complete and thorough review to determine if taxpayers are getting fair value-for-money spent, and to assess whether all programs and initiatives are delivered efficiently, and whether the desired results are achieved. Greg McCormick Kimberley
Bridges and Bridges
I would like to thank Kimberley Council members Darryl Oakley, Don McCormick and Kent Goodwin for their independent decision showing fiscal restraint regarding the two walking bridges. These are the names I will remember at election time. We need more people like these on our council to turn this city around before it’s too late.
I wish to comment on the decision and relocation of the walking bridges intended for the Flume Project, to replace perfectly sound bridges already in place at Mackenzie St. and Marysville Falls. It was only a little over a year ago that due to limited funds for repairs to the Marsden Bridge, the City chose to limit the scope of repairs and make it a single lane with alternating traffic hindering the smooth flow of traffic. The City installed four new guard rails, repaved the deck and added a signature touch by creating a duck landing pond on the east end of the bridge. I find it strange when it comes to pedestrian bridges, Councillor Hoglund, Chair of Public Works, Councillor Ratcliffe, Chair of the Finance Committee and the CFO say “Voilà” and miraculously the City finds $84,475.22 in the 2014 budget to cover the cost of the bridges. Nothing was mentioned about the cost of bridge abutments and all the other costs associated with this project. But as Councillor Middlebrook stated, “We will cross that bridge when we get to it”. Obviously it’s business as usual and the City will simply rely on the good old tax mechanism as the tool of choice to cover all extra charges. The relocation of these bridges is just another example of a reckless and unconscionable decision. Why did the City order the two extra bridges for the Flume Project if they were
Letters to the Editor
Jon Moe Kimberley
I would like to clarify a misconception perpetrated by MLA Bill Bennett in a recent letter to the Townsman about the City’s handling of the Development Cost Charges (DCC’s) issue. Contrary to MLA Bennett’s statement that certain unnamed councillors were “scrapping the DCC’s” the City still has a DCC bylaw and has had one since June 2004 and amended in 2010. What was “scrapped” was a new DCC bylaw that Council put forward which was rejected by the provincial government, and rightfully so, because it was deficient, as the City CAO acknowledged in an earlier letter to the Townsman. It’s also important to keep in mind that when Council unanimously approved the deficient bylaw it did so on the advice of City staff that had recommended it for approval. In other words, councillors acted in good faith on the advice of our professional staff. We did no wrong and in the future we may prepare another DCC bylaw for Victoria and hopefully we’ll get it right and it will be approved. This is how the political process works and no one knows this better than MLA Bennett. Gerry Warner Cranbrook City Councillor
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ONGOING Cranbrook Writer’s Group meet on the 4th Monday of the month at the arts council. Engage in writing exercises, constructive critiques & share in information on upcoming literary events & contests. Cbk and District Arts Council, 104, 135-10th Ave S, CBK. info: 250-426-4223 www.cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com Bibles For Missions Thrift Store, 824 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook serving our community to benefit others - at home and abroad. We turn your donations into helping dollars! Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Phone 778-520-1981. East Kootenay Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (EKWEE) meet the first Monday of every month at the Heritage Inn, Dining Room Annex, 7:00PM. Join us for of the menu dinner 5:307:00. Pay your own tab. Networking, share accomplishments, education. Bev Campbell 778-481-4883 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24; Friday Meat Draw: 4:30- 6:30, Saturday Meat Draw: 3:30-5:30. Mark Creek Lions meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday 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! Seniors Autobiographical Writing for those aged 60 or wiser at the Kimberley Library. No writing experience necessary. It’s free. Tuesdays 10:00 - Noon. Register: Kim Roberts CBAL Coordinator 250-427-4468 or email@example.com The Cellar Thrift Store Open Mon. to Sat., noon to 4:30 p.m. Our revenues support local programs and outreach programs of Cranbrook United Church. Baker Lane Entry at 2 – 12th Ave. S. Cranbrook, B. C. Donations of new or gently used items welcome. 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. 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. fightwithus.ca 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / email@example.com / www. cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com 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. 1911.toastmastersclubs.org. 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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Land reserve divided, not conquered
ootenay Bill Bennett has done what I reported last November he was doing: seizing the horns of the sacred cow that is the Agricultural Land Reserve. Henceforth there shall be two land reserves. The Island, South Coast and Okanagan, which produce 85 per cent of B.C.’s total farm revenue on 10 per cent of protected land, retains its strict anti-development rules. In the much larger area Bennett likes to call “beyond Hope,” non-farm uses will be considered to help maintain the many economically marginal farmers. This is the Interior, Kootenay and North, where development pressure is mostly an urban myth. In remote areas, ALR diktats with no relation to reality are routinely ignored. Political critics were quick to call this a B.C. Liberal hidden agenda to pave the ALR for their developer pals. Certainly neither party’s 2013 platform talked about the ALR, although B.C. Liberal leadership candidates Kevin Falcon and Mike de Jong promised relief from its more senseless bureaucracy to Peace country farmers in 2011. When the zone plan was revealed last week, media went to ALR pioneer Harold Steves, the hero of all Lower Mainlanders who try to tell northern farmers what to do.
“My real fear is that they want to open the door for fracking and natural gas and oil,” Steves said. I’ve got bad news for the socialist sage of south Richmond. Oil and gas companies have operated on farmland since before the ALR was created in 1974. Conspiracy buffs should read the delegation agreement that took effect just weeks after last May’s election, giving the Oil and Gas Commission authority to administer wells, pipelines BC VIEWS and waste pits on farmland. If the ALR interferes with Tom the prescribed handling of Fletcher drilling waste, it interferes with safety measures. University of the Fraser Valley “food security” professor Lenore Newman went on CKNW to refute what she called “uninformed arguments,” and then offered one of her own. This twozone change is connected to the exclusion of large tracts of Peace land for the Site C dam, she said. Actually, the government exempted that project last December using the long-standing “provincial interest” provision, so this phase of the alleged capitalist plot against farmland has no effect on Site C. Steves is also concerned about second homes being built beyond Hope, and later sold rather than being destroyed as is the current disastrous rule. He warns that farmers might end up with “non-farm
neighbours,” or as we like to call them up north, “neighbours.” Again, this is an urban problem projected onto rural B.C., where costly restrictions mainly serve to accelerate the depopulation of rural and remote areas. Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington is livid about the legislation, which has no effect on loss of farmland in her constituency. The growing federally regulated port supersedes provincial laws, and the Tsawwassen First Nation is growing a big shopping centre on its treaty land. Aboriginal entrepreneurs are also starting to force big-box development on southern Vancouver Island, home of the purest of the pure left. This is where farmers can’t even protect themselves against deer. The most damning charge is that the six regional ALR panels now in place are open to corruption under new rules. Panel members have always been cabinet appointments, but currently they have to be from outside the region so they are less likely to hand out exemptions to their friends. That is certainly something to keep an eye on. So is the status of B.C. farms, where the average farmer age is 56 and rising, and half of farms have income less than $10,000 a year. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.com
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STONEY CREEK, Ont. - The Canadian Football League Players’ Association has elected a new executive committee as it prepares for the next round of labour talks with the league. Scott Flory has been elected president, Jay McNeil will serve as first vice-president and Marwan Hage of the Ottawa Redblacks will serve as second vice-president, the CFLPA said Monday in a statement.
SQUASHING THE COMPETITION: This past weekend, the year-end Cranbrook Squash Tournament was held. It was the year for our more mature players to roll back the clock and show that racquet skill and court experience can win the day. Dennis Hockley, spends a consistant five hours on the court per week honing his game. This weekend it paid off as he not only celebrated his 63rd birthday but won the C division sweeping all opponents half his age. Ken Burrows has led by example—for over thirty years he has remained one of the top players in Cranbrook. Even though retirement has kept him busy, he found time to make the Open final and almost take the title from George Freitag. Even new players are making their mark. Martin Torgerson decided to find out if the new racquets of today work better than the little wooden ones he used many years ago. Well, he certainly adjusted well, making the D final before narrowly losing a close encounter to Robert Klewchuk. Final shout out to James Hockley, winner of the Sportsmanship Award. Pictured above: Ken Burrows, George Freitag and Dennis Hockley.
Flory succeeds Mike Morreale as president. The 2014-’15 executive committee also includes third vice-president Jeff Keeping of the Toronto Argonauts and treasurer Brian Ramsay of the Edmonton Eskimos. The CFLPA is set to hold talks with the league April 10-11. “This CBA negotiation, coinciding as it does with the start of the league’s new five-year deal with TSN, is a per-
fect time to revisit some of the past revenue concessions made by the CFL players and negotiate a deal that is fair and reasonable for both the players and the league,” Flory said. Player health and safety issues, career transitioning and pension improvements are also expected to be discussed. The league’s current collective bargaining agreement with the players expires May 30.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - David Price took a shutout into the eighth inning and Matt Joyce drove in three runs Monday to help the Tampa Bay Rays begin the season with a 9-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Price (1-0) allowed
two runs and six hits over 7 1-3 innings to beat R.A. Dickey in a matchup of 2012 Cy Young Award winners. The hard-throwing lefty walked one and struck out six before a crowd of 31,042 at Tropicana Field - the Rays’ ninth consecutive sellout for a home opener.
Joyce had a sacrifice fly and two-run double off Dickey (0-1), who yielded six two-out runs in five innings. Evan Longoria got the Rays going with a first-inning RBI single and Wil Myers drove in two more when he singled with the bases loaded in the second.
Bozon heading home to begin long rehab process CONTINUED from page 1 “I feel way better than a couple weeks ago,” said Bozon. “If I’m out of the hospital, that means I’m ready to go, I guess. Not that I’m 100 per cent, not that I’m feeling great…but I’m doing way better. I see improvement every day and it feels good.” Bozon flew out on Tuesday to Montreal to meet with staff from the Canadiens, and will head back home to France to begin his rehabilitation after spending the last month in a Saskatoon hospital battling meningitis. Meningitis is the swelling of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord caused by bacteria, viruses or micro-organisms, and can be fatal, if left untreated. Though he has made incredible strides in the initial stages of physiotherapy, his dad, Philippe, cautions it will take time to make a complete recovery. “We have to be really careful now that things don’t go too fast and the rehab has to be well-balanced so that he doesn’t have too many bad days, but the doctor told us that would happen and we just have to be patient with that,” said Philippe, a former professional hockey player. “Right now we have a positive energy going and it’s really hopeful for us looking forward.” Bozon will be staying in a facility with all the necessary doctors and medication for the next two or three weeks, before moving to another rehab centre closer to home. All of that is, of course, is dependent on his progress. “You cannot give time, but he’s got time in front of him and hopefully he can work everything and get back to 100 per cent recovery,” added Philippe. A month ago, on Feb. 28th, Bozon helped lead the Ice to victory with a goal in a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Saskatoon Blades during a road trip through Saskatchewan. The next day, he was admitted to hospital. It wasn’t a sudden calamity that sparked the trip to the emergency room, but Bozon hadn’t been feeling well for
much of the night after the Blades game, even after taking medication and eventually getting some sleep. Ice athletic therapist Cory Cameron stayed in contact with team doctors throughout the night and when Bozon woke up in the morning in pain, he knew something was off. “The interactions I started having with him then was…it wasn’t right,” Cameron said. “I’m trained to deal with sickness and muscle injuries and all that kind of stuff, but maybe it’s a little bit of an instinct when you just know that things just weren’t right. “…The way he was acting, the responsiveness of him to me when I was speaking to him wasn’t where it needed to be and that’s when I made the decision and knew we needed more help.” They got to Royal University Hospital at roughly 8:30 a.m. Less than two hours later, doctors had discovered bacteria in Bozon’s spinal fluid, which narrowed down the eventual diagnosis to Neisseria meningitis. “It was pretty rapid. They knew what was going on pretty quick,” said Cameron. Within a matter of hours, the medical team had him on a breathing machine and eventually into a medically-induced coma. A day later, Bozon’s parents—Philippe and Helene—were at his side, flying in a continent away from their home in Europe. After 13 long days, doctors—including neurologist Gary Hunt—worked to slowly wake him. He was soon responding to verbal stimuli and stabilized, improving from critical condition. Within the next week, Bozon was moved out of ICU and into one of the hospital wards, where he was awake, moving around in his bed and trying to talk and feed himself. It would be another week and a half of treatment and physiotherapy before Bozon was officially discharged after an emotional press conference on Friday with his dad, Hunt and his agent at his side. “His progress since he left the ICU has been really amaz-
ing so I think his prognosis is really excellent,” said Hunt. Hunt was unable to provide a cause for how Bozon contracted meningitis, noting it is uncommon in young, healthy people, and that the particular strain of Neisseria meningitis is even more uncommon. “We don’t have a good reason for why he contracted it besides bad luck, really,” Hunt said. While he was undergoing treatment, the hockey world across North American and Europe rallied to him, sending everything from messages of support on social media to gifts of blankets and fruit baskets. Teams from across the WHL also had placards signed by fans and delivered to him and his family. “It’s been huge. Surprising, too,” Bozon said. “You can tell that the hockey world is such a hockey family. The Saskatoon Blades, since day one, took care of me like I was one of their players. “They did not have to do that and they took care of me and Kootenay, the players obviously got a lot of messages from them, lots of messages from the league and other teams. “You can tell that it is a rivalry in the league but you’re still human, still a hockey player and it’s really emotional to see that.” Though Bozon has been released from hospital and has made encouraging progress, there is still a long road to recovery. There have been steep medical costs incurred during his stay at the hospital, and there will be further costs stemming from rehabilitation down the road. The WHL has established a trust fund for the family,
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As a companion animal, it is important that we dogs are able to read our human’s body language. Since our people have drastically underestimated our ability to understand their language and have dumbed down their verbal communication with us to one-word commands and baby talk, interpreting human gestures and mannerisms is how canines ﬁgure it out. That is how this morning I knew something was up. My Dude seemed unusually anxious to get going on our dog walk and didn’t head straight for the ridge like he usually does. Instead we went down the hill toward a truck that had stopped just off our property. When we reached said vehicle, a man emerged and greeted my human. I had never smelled him before but he seemed friendly enough. His own scent was mingled with that of canines. Always good to know you are dealing with a hominid that associates closely with dogs. Moments later, the pup-perfumed dude opened up the canopy of his truck and two dogs burst forth. In an instant I found myself caught up in a rush of wagging, spinning and snifﬁng. I could feel the anxiety coming from both humans as they waited to see how we would respond. Would it be peaceably or an all out dog ﬁght. If we dogs are good at reading the body language of humans, we are even better at reading of our fellow species. Since we don’t have a tongue tactile enough to be able to enunciate, “Hello, my name is Fido and I come in peace.” we instead demonstrate our intentions with scent and mannerisms. The two pooches that had just poured out of the back of the pick up were indicating in no uncertain terms that they had no malicious intent and had romping on their mind. Initially, my inclination was to establish myself as the alpha dog and maintain sovereignty over my domain. However, since we had met on neutral ground, and I had not actually cocked a leg here in some time, I decided to follow correct pack protocol and allow the social structure of our group to be determined at a latter date. Right now there was romping to do. We headed toward the ridge and right off the bat, it was more than evident that I was going to have my paws full with these two mutts. Neo was a golden retriever like myself, but with a white face. Evidence of eight years of living maybe, but not an indicator of slowing down. Neo sniffed and ran with all the enthusiasm of a pup. The other, bigger dog was Koda, a crazy pup with mismatched eyes, husky blood, and a penchant for playing and playing hard. I could hardly contain my excitement. Today I had new pack mates and a whole ridge to share with them. Seems my Dude had similar intentions. He took on the role of tour guide, leading the new human — whom he referred to as Yves — to many of our favourite haunts. The coyote den, the cave, the petroglyphs, the viewpoints, and so many more, all visited and explained, at length, by my overly verbose person. We dogs were given the freedom to follow our noses, which we did with relish. The scents lead us in all directions but rarely out of sight of our humans. And when we did stray, we would hear a whistle and bound back to them like the good dogs we knew they wanted us to be. Eventually, the indefatigable Koda started to tire me out and I plunked myself down, panting, at the feet of my man as he told yet another of his stories. It was my ﬁrst opportunity to read these men and try to determine what their relationship with each other was. Their mannerisms, their easy laughter and comfortable banter, spoke of the respect that comes with good pack protocol. 3# I was pleased to see that these two humans at least, were getting along. From what I have been gathering on the news, mankind can be quite territorial. Too many wanna-be alpha dogs always leads to a leg cocking match or worse. Thankfully, that was no longer a concern here on the ridge now that I had established my undeniable authority over all in my pack. Then, just I as I ﬁnished that thought, Koda pounced on me from behind and the good-natured wrestling began anew.
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An unrestrained dogumentary. My New Pack: Neo, Yves, and Koda pause at the top of the ridge for a pup and people portrait.
Pack mentality: Having a crew to romp with brings a whole new dimension to a dog walk.
Koda and Boulder get ready to rumble.
Going for the jugular? Nope, just nipping the nape of the neck. We’ve got ‘em surrounded now! Koda and Neo gang up on the not-so-alpha Boulder.
Pack protocol? The dogs are having entirely to much fun to worry about group status on this day.
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