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Noted Cranbrook surgeon retires after 28 years ARNE PETRYSHEN Townsman Staff

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The Kimberley Fire Department was on the scene of a fire in the scrap pile of Columbia Recycle late Saturday morning. The fire sent huge plumes of smoke over Marysville, causing the closure of Highway 95A for a short time. There was no word on the cause of the fire at press time.

For the past 28 years Dr. Abdul Aleem has been one of Cranbrook’s main general surgeons, and at the end of March, he retired from the profession. At his home in Cranbrook, Dr. Aleem said he has relished his time as a surgeon here. “It’s been really interesting and rewarding to work here,” Dr Aleem said. “It’s all been made possible by the respect and understanding that I got from not only my physician colleagues, but also from the nursing staff and also from the community.” He said that support also came from within

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the community itself, and mentioned in particular organizations like the Hospital Auxiliary and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, which has brought in equipment to help provide up-to-date general surgery services.

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Hopes rise of a Sullivan-type mineral deposit

PJX Resources will soon begin drilling on a property near Moyie, where gravity tests have identified two possible deposits of lead, zinc and silver SALLY MACDONALD Townsman Staff

Drilling will get underway soon on a gravity target near Moyie that could turn out to be comparable to the Sullivan Mine. PJX Resources announced last week that it has further defined a gravity anomaly it first identified last year on the Vine property north-

east of Moyie. The density of the material suggests that the property could contain a massive sulphide deposit of lead, zinc and silver. Since identifying the promising gravity anomaly last October, further tests were performed over the winter. On May 6, PJX Resources released the results of

that gravity work. Computer modelling of the geophysical studies suggest the Vine property contains two dense areas, each about 1 kilometre by 1.5 kilometres wide, and possibly up to 50 metres thick in places, comparable in size to the Sullivan Mine.

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The model above shows a cross-section of the two gravity targets that PJX Resources believes could contain a massive sulphide deposit of lead, zinc and silver on the Vine property. The top line shows the density of the earth. The bottom area shows the elevation of the property with estimates at what the layers of earth contain. The red areas represent what could be massive sulphide.

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Ashlyn gets a caricature drawn of herself by

Many weathered the storm on Saturday for the 29th annual Kootenay Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Festival. Despite the downpour there was still lots to do. Photos by Arne Petryshen

Cpl E Barnes takes fingerprints and mugshots from, left to right, Kylie, Tyesha and Summer at the RCMP booth.

Kagen, left, and Calvin await their caricatures.

Michael and Zac enjoy the cookies they just decorated.

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Pride looks forward to springtime trip to Canada Country Music legend plays Cranbrook May 22, at Western Financial Place

can of that. When we’re through, we like for our fans to leave feeling they’ve heard everything I’ve every recorded. Don’t ask how we do it, but we do it.” Pride was born in 1938, the son of sharecroppers and one of 11 children. His first career was baseball. He pitched for several minor league teams — in the so-called Negro Leagues — in the minor leagues. He decided to pursue a career in music as the chances of making the major leagues grew smaller, and was encouraged to do so by Country star Red Sovine. In 1965 he signed with RCA — Elvis Presley’s label — and his rise to fame began. Between 1969, when he first hit Number 1 on the singles chart with “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” and 1984, when he did it again with “Every Heart Should Have One”, Price scored more than 36 number one country singles. His legacy includes

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to staff exploring the possibility of the changes as part of the Solid Waste Management Plan review process. The review is currently being handled by the Environmental Services Department and will look at all aspects of the Kootenays’ Solid Waste Management Program. The review will incorporate feedback from residents through a public consultation process, but it will be up to the RDEK Board of Directors to review and adopt any proposed changes. After approval by the board, the revised plan will be submitted to the Ministry of Environment for approval.

36 No. 1 hit singles, over 70 million albums sold, 31 gold and 4 platinum albums. On RCA Records, Charley Pride is second in sales only to Elvis Presley.

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The fate of the Elk Valley’s solid waste is up in the air. Currently being delivered to the Crowsnest Pincher Creek Landfill near Lundbreck, Alberta, the waste could soon be redirected to Cranbrook. Kevin Paterson, environmental services manager, Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), explained hauling the waste to Cranbrook could mean good news for the East Kootenay and its residents financially. “The changes are being considered because there are opportunities to enhance and improve efficiencies in managing our solid

waste, in addition to keeping solid waste operational dollars in the East Kootenay and saving money,” said Paterson. “Ultimately our goal is to reduce the volume of waste being landfilled and enhancing our waste diversion activities.” He went on to say, “By keeping the waste in the region, and by keeping the Kootenay taxpayer dollars in the region, we can better invest in diversionary programs such as mattress, furniture, and organic waste diversion programs which currently do not exist.” It’s not a done deal yet, but the directors for the Central Subregion have agreed in principle

Charley Pride plays Cranbrook Thursday, May 22.

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Dallas, Texas, and said he’s looking forward to this latest venture north of the border, as spring comes to Canada. “This is usually the time I come up there,” he said. “I remember just outside of Winnipeg there’s a place called Flin Flon. It was about the time we’re coming up there now. We got there, it was kinda fine, wasn’t too bad. Next morning we got up, the whole car, the windowsills, covered in snow. And we played the show, and I don’t know where the people came from, but they came. I’ve never forgotten that.” Pride is now in his 70s, and still audiences worldwide with his timeless voice, renowned stage show and a repertoire that includes more than 50 Top 10 Country hits. “I love what I do, and it filters all the way out to the audience. I’m in the business of lyrics, feelings and emotions. I try to do the best job I

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A legendary Country music singer is coming to Cranbrook in a couple of weeks, looking to make a whole bunch more new friends to the countless he’s already made in Canada over the years. Charley Pride has performed internationally on a regular basis for more than 45 years, and Canada has also been a regular stop on his itinerary. He takes to the stage at Western Financial Place on Thursday, May 22. “I’ve played all ten provinces,” Pride said in a recent telephone interview with the Daily Townsman. I’ve been coming up to Canada for years — since 1968. First time I was up there was with Bill Anderson and Faron Young (American country music singers and songwriters). Been coming up ever since. I’ve got a lot of friends and fans up there, and I’m glad of it.” Pride is based out of

Pride standards include “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone?”, “I’m so Afraid of Losing You Again”, “Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town”, “Someone Loves You Honey”, “When I Stop Leaving I’ll Be Gone”, “Burgers and Fries”, and “You’re So Good When You’re Bad.” Pride is still active in professional baseball — as a part owner of the Texas Rangers of the American League. Pride was asked a little about baseball and the Rangers, but was feeling a little blue about it, the Rangers having lost to the Oakland A’s the night before. The Rangers are part of the tough West Division of the American League, but Pride said if they could keep their pitchers healthy and have a little bit of luck, they should compete quite well.


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Dr. Aleem said people in Cranbrook mostly know about his retirement, but out in the more rural communities, they may not have heard. “I served people in the whole of East Kootenay. From Golden, to Creston, to along the east shore of East Kootenay up to Riondel, the Elk Valley — a lot of communities,” he said. “It’s been really very busy. Sometimes I would be the only surgeon here. Most of the time we were two — presently we are four. We really had to work at it to get things where we are now.” He said working as a surgeon has been both challenging and satisfying. The biggest challenge for him personally was being the only surgeon here at times and being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. “Anytime, I could be called,” Dr. Aleem said. “I could be working for 24 hours, I could be working all day — and it happened. “Even when there were just two of us, it

Dr. Abdul Aleem is pictured with his daughter, Dr. Nadia Aleem. was difficult being on call every other day. They called not only from the emergency department, but also from the surgical floor — a patient could be having surgery, and things go complicated. You will be called in the middle of the night.” He said there were times when he had to do one surgery after the next. “Before we regionalized the hospital, before

Interior Health Authority came in, there were surgeons in Creston, Kimberley, Golden and Invermere and Fernie. When they were away we had to cover for them all, so we could be getting people coming from there as well. “Because of the size of the hospital and the facilities, we were able to provide a higher level of care than they were able to provide there, so the patients were being

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (RFEI) LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE – CRANBROOK PUBLIC LIBRARY The City of Cranbrook is interested in seeking an indication of interest from potential service providers who are capable of undertaking the following specific work. • Year round landscape and lawn maintenance for the City of Cranbrook public library grounds, including sweeping and snow removal of the library parking lot. If your company is interested in supplying landscape maintenance service, please submit an expression of interest to: City of Cranbrook Public Works 201 Cobham Avenue Cranbrook, BC V1C 4G3 Fax #: 250.489.1828 Expressions of interest must be received no later than Thursday, May 15 at 2:00 pm local time. Faxed expressions of interest are acceptable. You are responsible for ensuring the receipt of the submission by the closing time. Qualified vendors who submit an expression of interest will be invited to submit bids for the above maintenance service. Further specifications, as required, will be forwarded at that time. The issuance of this RFEI, the submission of a response and the acceptance of such response by the City of Cranbrook does not obligate the City of Cranbrook in any manner. Legal obligations will only arise on the issuance of a purchase order issued by the City of Cranbrook to the successful bidder.

transferred here and then we would take care of them. That was busy. “Because we were the regional hospital we had to be open all the time. That was the challenging part.” Aleem said things started changing about 10 years ago. There are now four general surgeons in in Cranbrook, which he said makes it relatively more comfortable for them. “We’ve been very fortunate here in the East Kootenay that we have access to all the services in Calgary, if there are patients that need further care than we could provide here,” he said. “They’ve always been really helpful in Calgary, and lately Kelowna has been also quite helpful. “Kelowna is the Tertiary centre (specialists)

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which in the future will be very helpful to the community. “ On the whole, Dr. Aleem said it’s been a privilege to work here in the community. He said he and his family were welcomed into the community when they moved here from Saskatoon in 1986. The children grew up here, went to school here and now have their own professions. “The community has been good to our whole family.” he said. “It’s been wonderful living here.” Aleem has been involved with various committees at various levels over the years. He was a 13-year member of the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, which worked on programs which have helped to recruit and retain physicians, both general practicing and specialists in rural communities. He is also a member of the faculty in the Department of General Surgery at the University of British Columbia. Residents in the program have been coming to Cranbrook for their rural rotation under his supervision since 1996. Dr. Aleem has also won a number of awards including the award for Excellence from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. and the Teacher of the Year UBC General Surgery Department. “I’d like to thank all the people in the community, and the medical staff and the nursing staff.”


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Hopes rising after testing at Vine property Continued from page 1 gravity survey data as a guide, drilling tests will soon be performed on the eastern target area. “From our perspective, it’s not really how thick the target is, it’s more: is it really massive sulphide? If it’s massive sulphide, then that means we have potential in that whole area.” If there is a massive sulphide mineralization, the drill could intersect it at half a metre thick, or it could hit it at 50 metres thick, depending on how the mineralization settled. “Let’s say we get a half a metre of massive sulphide – that’s still really good because that means the gravity is massive sulphide,” said Keating. Increasing excitement around the property is its coincidental location: east of Highway 3/95 just north of Moyie Lake, the property is close to the highway, the railway line, power lines – and the regional hub of Cranbrook. “You can buy a Starbucks or Tim Hortons coffee and by the time you get to the property it’s still hot. How can

you beat that? You don’t need to build a town or build infrastructure,” said Keating. But Keating cautions that the gravity tests are not definitive; only drilling will reveal what is really lying beneath the soil on the Vine property, which is 100 per cent owned by PJX Resources. “Until you drill it, you can’t say. The model gives us an idea. The modelling isn’t really to tell us how big it is; it’s to tell us where’s the target, where is a likely place that we are going to hit it. That’s what we’re using it for. If by chance we hit massive sulphide and it’s the same thickness as the model, then we can use the model to guide us on what we think the size could be.” Cautious optimism is steering the way, he went on. “This is our testing of the gravity and it’s accuracy and potential. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the gravity represents massive sulphide. It sure does look good. We don’t know. But it’s looking better every day.”

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Residents and property owners in Cranbrook who have historically been affected by spring flooding, especially in low lying areas of the City are encouraged to plan ahead and take any necessary precautions should any flooding occur. Staff from Public Works has been monitoring Joseph Creek consistently over the past week or so and although water levels are high, it is not considered to be in any danger of overflowing its banks. “We are not in a flooding situation now, but we are asking people to think ahead and plan for the potential for some flooding to occur,” says Chris Zettel, Communications Officer for the City of Cranbrook. “If you normally see some flooding of your home or property in the spring months, moving valuable items up from your basement, preparing some sandbags to

have on hand to use quickly if needed and making other preparations ahead of any potential flooding is definitely a good idea.” For those who wish to have some sandbags handy as a precaution, both sandbags and sand is available beside the City Public Works yard on Cobham Avenue. Residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags. In a perfect scenario, the City would like to see average daytime temperatures, cooler overnight temperatures and minimal amounts of rainfall. However, if daytime temperatures rise dramatically, as do overnight temperatures mixed with large amounts of rainfall and snow melt it is reasonable to expect some flooding. Staff will continue to monitor the water level in Joseph Creek and monitor potential changes in the weather over the next couple of months.

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The Cranbrook Lions Club recently donated $3,000 to the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club for camperships to Blue Lake. Left to right are Lion Doug Shipp, Lori McNeill (Boys and Girls Club), and Lion Curtis Bell.

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“It’s really quite an exciting thing if this is real,” said John Keating, president of PJX Resources. It’s too soon to know for sure what the dense material is, but it’s made more promising because another company drilled in the same area in 1990 and 1994, finding massive sulphides – lead, zinc and silver – at about 700 metres deep. Those drill holes are beside the eastern target that PJX Resources has identified, so it’s the eastern target that it will attempt to drill into this spring, Keating explained. “The reason we are drilling (the eastern target) first is that it is the best defined. When the geophysicists did the modelling, it fit perfectly. (The western target) gave us two separate zones, and it also gave us a vertical component, as well as a flat component. So the geophysicists are saying this one is a little bit more complex; (the eastern target) is a little bit more simple. In other words, it is better defined.” Using the computer modelling from the


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Dream job in a dream cave There have been a couple of competi- have passed near the area and lived in a tions for the “best job in the world” in re- cave near Solothurn. There has been a hercent years. We all remember the dream job mit living at the site for 600 years. Not the in Australia where the chosen applicant same hermit — that would be weird. A got a great salary and a multi-million dol- succession of hermits have occupied the cavern, which is just up a lar villa as sleeping quarters steep trail from a small to house-sit the islands of chapel. Note, the job dethe Great Barrier Reef. That scription also says the herjob offer generated a lot of mit must be fit, as the trail interest and thousands of Carolyn is steep. My thought is that applicants seeking advenGrant if you’re a hermit, you’d ture — and solitude. only have to climb the trail Only one person out of once, right? So you the thousands who applied actually got the job, leaving the rest disap- wouldn’t have to be super-fit. And you’d pointed. But now another offer has have time to rest after you got up the hill to emerged to tempt those looking for the your new home. In any case, the last hermit — and notaunusual. “Wanted: ‘outgoing’ hermit. Must like bly, the first female to hold the position — solitude and be prepared to dispense wis- has given up the job because visitors to the site were annoying her. She was a hermit dom, salary included.” That’s right, a Swiss Council is looking after all, which implies a certain aloofness. But, you will note the job description for a hermit. Said hermit would be required to live in a cave. That cave is the asks the hermit to dispense wisdom, and cavern at the Verena Gorge, to the north of I’m pretty sure the wisdom the Council the city of Solothurn in Switzerland. The wants dispensed is not, “It would be better hermit must also tend a small garden. And for you if you got off my lawn!” So therefore, the search for an “outgodispense wisdom. Here’s the deal. The name of the her- ing hermit” to replace the … er ... outgoing mitage refers to Saint Verena, who is said to hermit, has begun.

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Perks of the job. You live in Switzerland, which is a beautiful land. Switzerland is known for remaining neutral, therefore any wisdom the hermit dispenses will not necessarily have to take a side. For instance if a tourist arrives and asks you if her garishly coloured walking shorts make her look beefy, you can confuzzle her with Yoda-like wisdom without actually saying the shorts are not attractive. You are also protecting a cultural monument, a most worthy endeavour. Downside – you are living in a cave. I don’t know what kind of cell reception you’d get in a cave, so it might be difficult to update your status on Facebook. Also I’m betting that the Council would frown on a satellite dish hanging outside. Maybe you could get cable — I don’t know. Or maybe you’d have to brush up on your cave painting. In any event, if you crave solitude, but not too much solitude, if you love giving advice, and can tolerate tourists tromping through your living room, this is the job for you. But remember, outgoing but not too outgoing, or you too, will be outgoing. Carolyn Grant is the Editor of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin

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Performing Arts Festival and AGM

Once again another very successful Festival of the Performing Arts has come to a close. We wish to give thanks to our wonderful adjudicators, our host venues, Knox Presbyterian Church, 1st Baptist Church and the College of the Rockies, and the many volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help. The Board of Directors also wish to thank Mayor Wayne Stetski, and our sponsor this year, Cranbrook and District Arts Council, and the many advertisers in the programme, along with the many parents who supported the performers throughout the year. Without all these people it would be tough to conitinue with the Festival. Our final Arts Showcase performance will be held Tuesday May 13, at 7 p.m., at the Key City Theatre. Tickets are available now, and at the door on the night of the performance for $25 for a family and $10 for single tickets. Memberships are still available and we would really love to see all members at our Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., to be held in the Community Room at the Real Canadian Superstore. Memberships for $10 can also be bought at the door. We would really appreciate feedback from anyone at the meeting as to how we are doing, good and bad, or possible suggestons for im-

provements. See you next year at the Festival in April. Lorraine Butler President EKPAFS

Dangerous at sea

In a letter to this paper Greg Stringham, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, makes assertions about the behavior of diluted bitumen (dilbit) in salt water that are at best half-truths. He states that dilbit floats on salt water and that it is no more dangerous at sea than other types of oil. That is wrong. It is more dangerous at sea, and infinitely more so than refined fuels like diesel and gasoline. What Stringham doesn’t mention is that the same report from Environment Canada that he quotes from, goes on to say that dilbit sinks in seawater when there is sediment present. Another study by a top U.S. environmental chemist, Jeff Short, says the same thing. It was filed by the Gitxaala Nation to the National Energy Board in March 2013, so Stringham is well aware of it. That study says animal and plant matter like plankton, as well as sediment, cause the dilbit to sink. Our entire coast has sediment and plankton in abundance. All our rivers are glacial and full of silt. Plankton is omnipresent, which is why the whales are here, and shallow seas like Hecate Strait

throw up huge amounts of sediment from the bottom in storms. Dilbit will sink in our waters if there is a spill and it will harden up like caulking material on beaches and the intertidal zone. The intertidal zone includes large mud flats in the midcoast because the tidal range is more than 20 feet there. How would we ever get them clean again? Stringham also says our Canadian oil industry is interested in the Kitimat refinery idea. That is news to me. I have talked to all the companies and there is no interest whatsoever. That is why I am spearheading the project. It will keep dilbit out of tankers and provide an enormous value-add for BC. Canada’s oil industry needs a west coast pipeline. Coastal First Nations, the Yinka Dene First Nations, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, the provincial and federal NDP, the federal Liberals, the provincial and federal Green Party, many blue collar unions and the majority of folks in B.C. are against Northern Gateway’s idea of putting dilbit in tankers. A refinery is economically viable. Why is it so hard for our oil industry to see that the way forward is to build a green refinery which will cut greenhouse gases by 50%, create thousands of jobs, generate billions of new annual taxes, and gain acceptance for a safe pipeline? David Black Kitimat Clean, Black Press

Putin goes to the wall, backs off

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id he just blink? I think he did. Only one week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said that in the present circumstances he regarded the presidential election scheduled by the Ukrainian government in Kiev for 25 May as “absurd”. Last Wednesday, however, Putin conceded that the election could be “a move in the right direction.” Putin also said that he was going to pull back the 40,000 Russian troops who have been doing “military exercises” close to Ukraine’s eastern border. He even asked the heavily armed pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk, who have seized government buildings in a dozen eastern cities, to postpone the referendum on independence or unification with Russia that they had scheduled for this Sunday. So a lot of people hope that he has decided to call off the confrontation. Maybe he has, but you have to read the fine print. What Putin actually said about the presidential elections that the government in Kiev has called for the 25th was less than enthusiastic: “I would like to stress that... while they are a move in the right direction, [they] will not decide anything if all the citizens of Ukraine fail to understand how their rights are protected after the elections are held.” Moreover, a “senior source” close to President Putin subsequently said that he would support the Ukrainian presidential elections on 25 May IF talks started between the government in Kiev and the armed separatists in the east, and IF Kiev stopped trying to take the towns they control back by force. That leaves him room to

welsh on his promise. As for Putin’s request that the separatists call off their referendum on independence, they rejected it the next day. Russian agents have been heavily involved in orchestrating the seizure of government buildings in eastern Ukraine from the start, so it’s hard to believe that he couldn’t get the separatists to cancel the referendum if he really tried. And though he has promised to pull his troops back from Ukraine’s border, they have not actually begun to move yet. So you have to wonder Gwynne whether he is really going to call off the confrontaDyer tion. Maybe he is just trying to stave off further Western sanctions while his plans to destabilise the government in Kiev, disrupt the presidential elections, and maybe even take over eastern Ukraine continue to unfold. Nobody can read Putin’s mind, but there is reason to suppose that his change of tone might be genuine, because he is saying he will do exactly what level-headed strategic advisers in his entourage would be urging him to do. If this confrontation continues down the road it has been travelling recently, it will hurt Russian interests, and even his own political interests, a lot. Putin has little to gain from a local victory in Ukraine. Seizing the country’s eastern provinces would simply land Moscow with the permanent job of spending a great deal of money to support an industrial museum. And taking control of all of Ukraine might lead to a long counter-insurgency war against Ukrainian nationalists. The external costs of “victory” would be even higher. Already NATO is moving

troops into the Eastern European members of the alliance to reassure the local populations, who live in permanent fear of another Russian take-over. (Previously it did not station foreign troops in those countries, in order not to frighten the Russians.) Even the Swedes and the Finns, who are neutrals, are discussing closer cooperation in defence matters. The next round of Western sanctions will really hurt the Russian economy, and that would undermine Putin’s political popularity at home. And if it really turns into a new Cold War, Russia would lose far faster than it did last time. The Russian Federation has only half the population of the old Soviet Union, and considerably less than half the industrial resources and technological prowess of that former superpower. It would make sense for Putin to end this confrontation: he has already taken Crimea, and that is victory enough. Russian-speakers are not at risk in Ukraine, and never have been. Ukraine is not going to join NATO or the European Union no matter who wins the elections on 25 May. Neither organisation would let them in. But he can’t just throw his cards on the table and walk away: he has to save face. That may be enough to explain why his statements and actions this week have been shrouded in a good deal of ambiguity. Alternatively, he may just not be listening to his advisers, or they may be too intimidated to tell him what they really think, in which case he hasn’t really changed course and all this talk is a ploy to gain time. But Putin has been running Russia for fourteen years, and in all that time he has not made a major strategic error. He is not stupid, and he has shown no signs of being delusional. My guess is that he has decided to shut the confrontation down.

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Jubilee Chapter #64, OES, will be meeting EARLY this month on Monday, May 12, at 7:30 PM sharp, at the Masonic Hall, at 401-3rd Avenue South, Cranbrook. May 14. Kimberley Garden Club May program: Making Plant Name Markers. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola: 250-427-0527. 2014 FREE COMMUNITY PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, May 14th, 5:00-6:00pm is sponsored by Rocky Mountain International Student Program. Kindergarten immunizations are available for children between the ages of 4 and 6 years at the Cranbrook Health Unit. For an appointment call 250 420-2207. Clinic date is Thursday May 15. Social Dance at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL, May 17, to the music of ‘Chapparal’ at 7 pm. The evening includes a light lunch. The Jam Session ~ Ice-cream Social is held LAST Saturdays at 1:30. For updates: 250.489.2720 or 250. 426.4826. GARAGE SALE! ALL PROCEEDS TO RELAY FOR LIFE, Saturday May 17 9-2 WHERE: 401 9th Ave S Cranbrook WHY: To support the Ribbon Runners Relay Team WHAT: Collectors plates (Norman Rockwell, Wedgwood and more) games, books, household items, clothing, plants, baking and more... St. Mary Valley Rural Residents Association PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00-11:30 am, Wasa Community Hall. East Kootenay Railway Pensioners Association Social Luncheon at 12:30 pm, Tuesday May 20th, 2014 at Arthur’s Sports Bar & Grill (Day’s Inn)600 Cranbrook St.N, Cranbrook.All Railway Retiree’s and Spouses are welcome. RSVP by May 16, 2014. Info: Secretary Frances Allen at 250-426-2720, Myrtle 250-426-2378, Jean 250-426-8338. 2014 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, May 21st, 6:00-7:00pm is sponsored by Kootenay Savings & Credit Union. Persons 18 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Prostate Cancer Support Group, Wednesday May 21, 7 pm, meeting at the College of the Rockies, Room 205. Everyone welcome. More details available from Dennis Parsons, 250-489-5249 or Kevin Higgins, 250-427-3322.

ONGOING TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) non profit weight loss support group meets EVERY Thursday at 5:00 pm at the Sr Citizen’s Centre, (downstairs) 125 17th Ave S, Cranbrook. Drop in, have fun while losing weight gradually. This Chapter has won an annual B.C. Provincial Award for “BEST AVG WEIGHT LOSS PER MEMBER”. Info: Marie 250 417 2642 Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook: One way you can help is by donating to our “Blue Bin” located outside to the left of Wal- Mart. This bin is there for any clothing items or soft items. (250)489-3111 or email us at @bigbrothersbigsisters.ca School Days Art Exhibition, CDAC Office and Gallery 135 10th Ave S., Tues-Fri 11-5pm, Saturday 10-2pm, 250-426-4223, cdac@ shaw.ca, www.cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com Dance/Practice: every Saturday. Practice from 7 to 8 PM, dancing until 11 PM. Dance With Me Cranbrook Studio, 206-14 A 13th Street, South, behind Safeway. Volunteers are needed to assist staff with childminding while parents attend programs at the Kimberley Early Learning Center. Come play!! Weekly or monthly for 2 hours. Diana 250427-0716 CRANBROOK QUILTERS’ GUILD hold their meetings every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm upstairs in the Seniors’ Hall, 12517th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Info: Donna at 250-426-7136. 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 ICBL-Duplicate Bridge–Senior Center in Cranbrook. Mon & Wed 7pm, Thurs & Fri 1pm at Scout Hall, Marysville. Info: Maggie 250-417-2868. 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. 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 kroberts@cbal.org 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. 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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The Tri-City Americans will not renew the contract for head coach Jim Hiller, a Cranbrook native who has been with the club for the last five seasons.

Americans part ways with head coach Jim Hiller TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The Tri-City Americans are looking for a new head coach. The club officially parted ways with Cranbrook native Jim Hiller, who became the second-longest tenured coach in franchise history after running the bench for the last five seasons. “Jim is a good person and coach and we are thankful for all the contributions he’s made to our club,” said

general manager Bob Tory. “However, at this time, we feel we need a fresh face and voice moving forward to lead our team. We wish Jim and his family the very best as he moves on in his hockey career.” Hiller has a career record of 210 wins in 360 games with the Americans, guiding the club to four 40-plus win seasons and two U.S. Division titles. He leaves the club as the all-time leader in playoff wins (29) playoff

winning percentage (0.509) and playoff series wins (6). He guided the Americans to the WHL final in 2010, losing to the Calgary Hitmen, but earned coach of the year honours, becoming the third Tri-City coach to capture the award. Around the WHL, the Americans, the Saskatoon Blades, the Calgary Hitmen and the Vancouver Giants are currently searching for head coaches.

Manchester City defeats West Ham to capture another Premier League title ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons on Sunday, completing its campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham that lacked any of the drama of its previous title. Unlike the stoppage-time comeback re-

quired in the 2012 title decider, goals either side of half time by Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany provided a more serene end to what had been an exhilarating season. “You can’t repeat what happened last time,” goalkeeper Joe Hart said. “This year, we’ve really come on strong at the end when

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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7:00 p.m. at College of the Rockies, Kimberley Campus (old Blarchmont School) Election of Officers. Board positions available. Everyone welcome. Open to general public. It's board members and volunteers that keep the team going!

we needed to.” Two years ago, City won the title on goal difference ahead of neighbour Manchester United after coming from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers on the final day. Sunday’s victory, though, meant Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Newcastle at Anfield was meaningless as City finished two points above the Merseyside club. As soon as the final whistle was blown, thousands of fans flooded onto the Etihad Stadium pitch, setting off blue flares. For a club that has spent so much time in the shadow of United - last year’s champion - it was just the fourth time in its 134-year history that fans could celebrate a league title.

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REMEMBER THE NAME: Matt Fraser scored the game’s only goal – in his first NHL playoff game – 1:19 into extra time to lift the Boston Bruins to a stunning, vital victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday evening. Fraser’s goal tied up the series, and the Bruins added another win over the weekend to take a 3-2 series lead. Fraser is a former member of the Kootenay Ice, spending four years with the club in the WHL, leading the team to a championship title in 2011.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE

WHL final heading to Game 7 SHANE JONES Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The Portland Winterhawks were down, but they were able to keep from going out. Keegan Iverson scored the overtime winner as the Winterhawks erased a three-goal, third-period deficit to snap a three-game losing skid and defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-5 on Sunday, sending the Western Hockey League championship to a seventh game. Portland trailed 5-2, but battled back to tie the game. The Winterhawks completed the comeback when Iverson tipped a Dominic Turgeon shot past Edmonton goalie Tristan Jarry 7:23 into overtime. “That’s definitely the biggest goal of my life,” Iverson said. “I was just in shock when I scored. “It’s been such an unbelievable series. It’s been crazy. It’s going to be quite the final game.” The seventh and deciding game of the WHL final will take place Monday in Portland. Mathew Dumba had a pair of goals and Anton Cederholm, Keoni Texeira and Derrick Pouliot also scored for the Winterhawks, who had dropped three straight after owning a 2-0 advantage to start the best-ofseven finals. Prior to the three losses in the finals, the Winterhawks had only lost three games in their previous

45 outings. “We knew we just had to stick with it,” said Portland head coach Mike Johnston. “We have the ability to score and have built that confidence throughout the year. Our guys were great. They played through it. It was a great character win. It’s unusual to look at a scoresheet and see five defencemen scoring like we had tonight.”

“We played not to lose rather than to win. It is a tough loss, but tomorrow is a new day and we have to bounce back.” Griffin Reinhart Dumba credited goalie Corbin Boes, who was pulled after the first period, for firing the team up before the comeback. “He gave one of the most inspiring speeches I have ever heard,” Dumba said. “He stood up like a 20-year-old should and made a great speech. He said he had never been on a team that is so tightly-knit like this and he wanted to keep it going. He believed in all of us and he got really emotional and I think it hit home with all of us. Just talking about it now gives me chills.” Henrik Samuelsson and Edgars Kulda each had two-goal games and Curtis Lazar also scored for the Oil Kings, who lost

for the first time at home in the playoffs, dropping to 10-1. “It’s the old story, you have to play 60 minutes and we played about 35 before we sat back a bit,” said Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal. “It is what it is. We are headed to a Game 7. It didn’t look very good for us coming back from being down 2-0 in the series and our mindset has to be that we will take another chance to win this tomorrow.” Edmonton captain Griffin Reinhart agreed that his team missed out on an opportunity, but can take solace in having one more chance. “We got the lead and were maybe a little bit too comfortable,” he said. “We played not to lose rather than to win. It is a tough loss, but tomorrow is a new day and we have to bounce back. “I think our adrenaline is going to be big tomorrow. It’s a seven-game series for a reason.” Ten WHL finals have gone to a seventh game, and not one has been captured by the visiting team. NOTES: It’s the third consecutive season that the Oil Kings and Winterhawks have met in the WHL Championship Series. Edmonton defeated Portland in seven games to win in 2012, while Portland won in six games last year. a It is just the second time in league history that two teams have met in the WHL final three years in a row.


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Rangers force Game 7 against Penguins Associated Press

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NEW YORK - Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin scored 2:51 apart in the first period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and the New York Rangers avoided elimination again with a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. The matchup between the Metropolitan Division rivals will be decided in Game 7 at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Penguins, who led the series 3-1, failed in their first attempt to advance to the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-1 home loss on Friday. Derick Brassard pushed the Rangers’ lead to 3-1 in the second period. Brandon Sutter scored the lone goal for the Penguins, who got 26 saves

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Martin St. Louis scored a goal to help the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Sunday night. from Marc-Andre Fleury. This was a far cry from New York’s disheartening 4-2 home loss in Game 4. The Rangers are 9-2 in their

past 11 games when facing elimination, dating to Game 6 of the first round in 2012 at Ottawa. New York has never won a series it trailed 3-1.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and Chicago beat Minnesota to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 27 saves as Chicago bounced back from consecutive losses in Minnesota that handed the momentum to the Wild heading into Game 5. But the Blackhawks were back at the United Center, where they improved to 6-0 in this post-season and 17-2 over the past two playoffs. Erik Haula scored in the first period for the Wild, and Ilya Bryzgalov had 26 stops. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Minnesota, where the Wild are undefeated in this post-season.

2014 NFL Draft

Manziel goes to Cleveland in NFL Draft Tom Withers Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Manziel held up his new brown No. 2 jersey and flashed a smile that beamed to Texas. With whirring cameras providing the soundtrack, he was welcomed to his NFL home. Johnny Football arrived. Cleveland may never be the same. Humble, confident and charmingly comfortable in handling any question, Manziel was introduced Friday by the Browns, who positioned themselves perfectly in the first round of the draft to select the polarizing Texas A&M quarterback with equal amounts of skill and swag. Sitting alongside fellow first-round pick Justin Gilbert, a cornerback from Oklahoma State taken 14 picks ahead of him, Manziel said he’s stepping into a life he believes will be even crazier than his college days. “I’m going into it expecting madness,” he said. Manzielmania hit Cleveland like a spring thunderstorm Friday. As of 6 p.m., the Browns had sold 2,300 season tickets - renewals and new purchases - since the start of Thursday’s first round. In the hours after Manziel was chosen with the No. 22

overall pick, the team’s sales staff struggled to keep up with phones that barely stopped ringing. At the team’s gift shot in FirstEnergy Stadium, fans waited in long lines to buy Manziel jerseys at $150 a pop. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner took all the attention in stride. He’s used to it, having had his every move on and off the field chronicled since the first time he scrambled out of the pocket and made a magical play for the Aggies. “It means a lot to me, obviously,” Manziel said about Cleveland’s hyped reaction. “I’ve gotten a lot of support already, but there’s

work that needs to be done.” Manziel said he doesn’t carry the burden of being Johnny Football, the kid who turns giant stadiums into his personal playground and the one who occasionally hangs out with rap stars and LeBron James. “I’m Johnny Manziel,” he said. “Johnny Football is what I am in the media and what is out there. I accept it and I’m very accepting of it. At the same time, I know who I am. I’m Johnny Manziel from Kerrville, Texas. I don’t let that get to me too much or let all that weigh me down or ever make me lose sleep at night.” As he spoke, Gilbert

quietly took it all in as he sat next to his famous teammate. Gilbert confessed to getting caught up in Manziel’s selection while he was in New York. “I was on my way back to the hotel and I think my mom or somebody told me that we had Johnny Manziel so I let down the (car) window and started screaming, ‘Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Browns we’re here,”’ he said. “I’m excited he’s here. I expect nothing but the best from him.” The Browns have been waiting for someone, anyone like Manziel for years. The team has started 20 quarterbacks since 1999, a roll call that be-

gins with Ty Detmer and includes first-round busts like Tim Couch, Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden. Manziel’s well aware of the Browns’ failings and hopes to be the one to solidify things. “I have goals for myself, expectations,” he said. “But I feel like if I put in the time necessary and I do what I’m supposed to do and really open myself up to these coaches and let them teach me and mould me into being a good football player and continue to build on what I did the past couple years as far as getting better year by year, piece by piece, then I’ll have some success. I’ll believe that.”

Rams draft openly gay college standout Ralph D. Russo Associated Press

NEW YORK - Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft. For just a moment, it looked as if his chance of being picked by a pro team and becoming the league’s first openly gay player might take a detour. Or at least be delayed. The call finally came in Saturday from the St. Louis Rams, the team right down the road from where Sam played his college ball at the University of Missouri. Sam was selected in the sev-

enth and final round and admitted it was a frustrating wait. He said teams that passed on him chickened out and he should have been drafted sooner. “From last season alone, I should’ve been in the first three rounds. SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-American,” Sam said. He stopped short of directly saying his stock dropped in the draft because he came out. “You know what, who knows? Who knows? Only the people who sit in the war room know,” he said. “They saw Michael Sam, day after day they scratched it off the board. That was their loss. But St. Louis kept me on that board. And you know what I feel like I’m a

(Jadeveon) Clowney, a first draft pick. I’m proud of where I am now.” Sam came out as gay in media interviews earlier this year. His team and coaches knew his secret and kept it for his final college season. He went on to have the best year of his career: He was the co-defensive player of the year in the nation’s best college football conference and had 11.5 sacks. The pick came after several rounds of suspense. The first round of the day, No. 4 overall, came and went, no Sam. Then the fifth and sixth, and finally, the day was down to just a handful of picks.

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Canada searching for chemistry at world championship Stephen Whyno Canadian Press

MINSK, Belarus Name tags aren’t required around Team Canada’s locker room at the world hockey championship. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad idea. “We just got together a week ago,” winger Joel Ward said. “I barely know some of the trainers’ names, to be honest.” That would be Mike Burnstein from the Vancouver Canucks and Gerry Townend and Shawn Markwick from the Ottawa Senators. But more to Ward’s point is Canada’s on-ice chemistry remains a work in progress after just two tournament games. “That’s the challenge, I think, every year with this tournament for the North American teams,” goaltender Ben Scrivens said. “Obviously I’ve watched before and that seems to be the running commentary is how quickly teams can gel in, it seems like, every international tournament.” This tournament in particular is a challenge for Canada, given that this roster is made up of 19 players whose NHL teams missed the playoffs and four who went seven games in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through the shootout loss to France in the opener and Saturday night’s victory over Slovakia, coach Dave Tippett can notice the difference between those who had been playing and those who experienced a long lay-

off. Participating in playoff games helped Brayden Schenn, Matt Read, Braydon Coburn and Nathan MacKinnon have a little more energy in their legs. But throwing them into the mix with players who had been off for a few weeks made for some uncertainty out of the gate. “That first game we were a little unsure going into the game exactly how we were going to come together as a team, how things were going to transpire,” winger Troy Brouwer said. Team Canada wasn’t yet a team, something that showed in disjointed play and passes being off the mark. Even early on against Slovakia there was hesitation about where players were going. Consider it a feeling-out process. “It’s a team game, and sometimes it takes a while to get your team game together,” Coburn said Sunday after an optional practice. “As the tournament goes on, it’s natural for chemistry to build and for our team to keep getting stronger.” On the power play, especially, where Canada is 2-for-8, Tippett hopes more repetitions in games and morning skates will help build more rhythm. At even-strength, it’s a shift-by-shift learning process. Tippett changed his forward lines against Slovakia and could do so again before Canada faces the Czech Republic on Monday night.

Kaymer survives wild finish to win Players championship Doug Ferguson Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Martin Kaymer made a 30-foot par putt on the 17th hole and held on to win The Players Championship by one shot over Jim Furyk. Kaymer appeared to have this elite tournament in the bag until a 90-minute rain delay. He made double bogey on the 15th hole and was in trouble in the island-green 17th hole.

His ball stopped a foot from going into the water. His chip was weak and came up 30 feet short. He made the par putt to stay one shot ahead, and then got upand-down for par on the 18th. The 29-year-old German closed with a 1-under 71. Furyk shot a 66 and was runner-up for the second straight week. It was the first win for Kaymer in 18 months.


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Police report one dead and three missing in boating accident on Slocan Lake C anadian Press

NELSON, B.C. — A 19-year-old woman is dead and three youths are missing after a canoe overturned in a West Kootenay lake. Sgt. Darryl Little says emergency crews were called to the lake yesterday, where they found the woman and rushed her to hospital. She died later on. A rescue operation continues for the three people between 16 and 21 who were last sighted on Slocan Lake. Little says three of the people are from the nearby village of New Denver and one is from Gibsons. He says the water is ice cold and glacier fed and that arial, dive and foot patrols continue to sweep the area for survivors. Little says none of the youths appeared to be wearing life jackets.

Four federal byelections to be held June 30 in preview of bigger battle C anadian Press

OTTAWA — Four federal byelections — two in Alberta, two in Ontario — will be held June 30. The Alberta constituency of Fort McMurray-Athabasca was vacated by Conservative MP Brian Jean, who stepped down in January, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Conservative MP Ted Menzies resigned his southern Alberta seat in the riding of Macleod in November to become president and chief executive officer of CropLife Canada, a trade association for plant-life technologies. Trinity-Spadina became vacant when New Democrat Olivia Chow resigned to run for mayor of Toronto. And in Scarborough-Agincourt, Liberal stalwart Jim Karygiannis stepped down to run for a seat on Toronto city council in a ward that overlaps much of the federal riding. However, Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not call a byelection for the Ontario riding of Whitby-Oshawa, left without an MP upon the recent death of Conservative Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister. The byelection announcements come amid a flurry of behind-the-scenes preparation and nomination meetings for a general election next year.

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Priest died during violence that rocked an Alberta town Rob Drinkwater Canadian Press

ST. PAUL, Alta. — An intersection at the centre of an Alberta town rocked by a terrifying shootout remained closed on Saturday, leaving residents to peer at the wreckage and wonder whether events that left a priest and a suspect dead, and three Mounties injured, were connected. The Diocese of St. Paul confirmed that Father Gilbert Dasna, 32, who served in this small community northeast of Edmonton, was killed Friday during a violent incident that occurred at the church rectory. Mounties have said that about the same time, gunshots rang out near the town’s RCMP detachment, and police began hunting for a black Dodge pickup that was seen leaving the area. Police said the truck later rammed a police cruiser in downtown St. Paul, seriously injuring an officer and leaving two other Mounties with injuries from a shootout that ended with the suspect in the truck dead. Police say would be premature to speculate on the cause of death of the suspect until an autopsy and ballistics tests are performed. Investigators said they don’t know yet whether the priest’s

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The driver of a black pickup truck appeared to purposely ram an RCMP vehicle in St. Paul, Alberta, Friday. death, which they consider a homicide, is related to the violent confrontation downtown. Pierre Lamoureux, a spokesman for the diocese, said a church official was told Dasna was found lying inside the door of the rectory suffering from what were believed to be gunshot wounds to the chest. Lamoureux said the church has no idea if the assailant is connected with the person who died during the confrontation with police, or what motive anyone may have had for killing Dasna. “It’s very disturbing. People don’t know what happened and that is, or course, the first step toward healing and grieving and moving on in Father Dasna’s memory,’’ Lamoureux said. “He was well-loved. He was a man of joy, a man of peace.’’ RCMP said the incident started suddenly around the supper hour.

Gunshots were heard just outside the town’s RCMP detachment and members ran out and saw a black Dodge pickup truck leaving the parking lot. At the same time, a call came in about a male in distress at a residence a few blocks away. Mounties responded and transported an injured man to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Meanwhile, other officers looking for the black truck found it on the east side of town. It then turned around, police said, and headed back into the core. Police said the driver shot and hit a police officer in one cruiser, and then appeared to purposely ram another police vehicle. RCMP said more officers arrived and the driver began shooting at them, and that police fired back. They said the suspect, who they identi-

fied as John Carlos Quadros, 55, of St. Paul, died at the scene. The incident shook police officers. Chief Supt. Randy McGinnis compared it to a “horrific movie scene.’’ Police have said that the most seriously injured officer was in the RCMP vehicle that was rammed, and that she suffered extensive injuries to both legs. On Saturday, they said she was in serious condition but that her injuries were not life-threatening. The two other officers, police said, have been treated and released. One was hit in the hand by a bullet, police said, while the other was hit in the face by flying glass. Alberta’s Serious Incident Response Team, a provincial unit that investigates the use of force by police, has now taken over the probe into the gunfight with police that left the sus-

pect dead. Mounties, meanwhile, will continue the investigation into Dasna’s death. More than a block of 50th Avenue, the main street in St. Paul, was closed to traffic for much of Saturday as the investigation continued. The smashed black truck was still there in the morning, according to workers in a few businesses that were able to open because they had back doors accessible from other streets. The Diocese of St. Paul said Dasna was born in Cameroon and had served in St. Paul since 2011. It said his death occurred on the third anniversary of his arrival in Canada, which was May 9, 2011. It said its bishop and its members of the diocese will pray for the priest’s soul, as well as for the soul of his alleged assailant.

Controversial Glacier Skywalk to thrill tourists Bill Graveland Canadian Press

JASPER, Alta. — The newest tourist attraction within Jasper National Park is not for the faint-hearted or the acrophobic. Depending on the foot traffic, you can feel the Glacier Skywalk sway just a little as you’re looking through a glass floor almost 300 metres straight down to the valley below. The $21-million attraction charges $24.95 per adult for access to a glass-floored observa-

tion platform that extends 30 metres above the Sunwapta Valley. The Skywalk opened to the public this month. And while the views are stunning, the privately owned glass deck in the sky, just off the Icefields Parkway, is not without controversy. Many environmentalists and residents of Jasper believe it is unnecessary and poses a risk to wildlife, particularly mountain goats and bighorn sheep. The Alberta Wilderness Association says it represents ``en-

croaching commercialization’’ into the national parks. The project passed a federal environmental assessment in 2012 and was fully endorsed by Parks Canada. “It really provided a unique fit in terms of expanding the range of services and experiences for visitors to the park,’’ said Greg Fenton, field unit superintendent for Parks Canada in Jasper. Fenton said steps were taken to provide environmental protection for the mountain goats

and bighorn sheep in the area. Brewster Canada, the travel company that built and operates the attraction, agreed to avoid construction during lambing season and worked fewer hours a day during building to accommodate animal movement. The glass floor is the focal point for visitors. It’s packed with tourists looking for spectacular photos. Employees do a continuous circuit with brooms to brush away dust and keep the surface bright and shiny.

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