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Be prepared for spring flooding Freshet just beginning for mid and high elevations C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor

B.C.’s River Forecast Centre has released their latest Snow Bulletin and it shows the East Kootenay

snowpack at 135 per cent of normal. The report says that with slightly cooler temperatures toward the end of April the melt has delayed and mid and high elevation runoff is just beginning. With warmer weather now settling in, there have already been increases in turbidity in Mark Creek and Kimberley is under a Boil Water Notice.

The RDEK is reminding residents that they should be aware and prepared for the possibility of flooding as well. “We know we are going to see that snow make its way into our rivers and streams over the next few weeks, but it’s important to understand that the level of the snow pack is less significant than the way the melting occurs. For

example, if we have a stretch of warm days and cool nights, the melt will be completely different than if we go into a string of really hot days, warm nights and rain,” says RDEK Communications Manager, Loree Duczek. “Having said that, there are a number of things the public can do to help themselves and help us be prepared in the event flooding occurs, includ-

ing: staying away from fast moving or high water, preparing their properties if they are in an area that typically experiences spring flooding, and reporting any unusual or rapidly changing conditions in rivers and streams.” Both the RDEK and the City of Kimberley are also warning people to be aware of debris in rivers and streams.

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Mr. Scott’s Grade 1 class at KIS honoured baby Kiyah and her mom, Emily during their final Roots of Empathy baby visit by giving her a wishing tree and a photo album of special memories from the 27-week program. Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/ emotional competence and increasing empathy. Throughout the program, the children observed Kiyah’s growth, her milestones and her emotions. Through guided learning about Kiyah’s feelings and needs, the children became more aware of their own feelings, as well as other’s, thereby increasing their ability to empathize. The children stated their favourite moments included watching Kiyah learn to roll over and crawl, seeing her smile and singing to her.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, 2011, the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) are offering a workshop for those interested in marketing online but a little unsure how to go about it. Greg Bradley of TekPro Information Solutions will deliver the workshop, focusing on Google AdWords. Google AdWords can be an excellent, cost-effective tool for growing your business, if you understand how to run a smart campaign which offers a strong and measurable return on your investment. You’ll leave the workshop with practical tools to help people find you online, generate more traffic to your website, track your success, target your marketing efforts to your potential customers and get more for your advertising dollar, says Chamber Manager Mike Guarnery. “Google AdWords provides a cost-effective and extremely measurable way to put your product in front of your potential customers at exactly the right time in the buying cycle,” Bradley says. “It’s not overly complicated but knowing the ins-andouts of running a successful ad campaign can give small businesses a huge opportunity to accelerate their sales without a significant capital outlay.” Other information covered includes how the AdWords auction works, the different types of campaigns and networks, how to set a campaign budget, how to choose keywords, tactics to get more clicks to your website, how to target your customers at the right point in the buying cycle, why ad extensions are so effective, and how to use them and how to use Google Analytics to improve your campaign’s effectiveness. The workshop runs Wednesday May 21 from 11:30 to 6 p.m. at the Kimberley Conference Centre. Register online at http://kric.ca/events/getting-found-helping-your-customers-find-you-using-google The full workshop, including lunch is $40. A free networking session, with light appetizers, will be held between 5 and 6 p.m. Drinks will be available for purchase during the networking session.


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Local NEWS/features Behind the Lens

Point-and-Shoot camera still outshoots the smartphone W elcome to our first and hopefully not our last column.. Each month we will try to bring you an informative and we hope, interesting take on photography from our perspective or as we might say, from behind the lens. This month we are taking a look at the current demise of point-and-shoot or compact cameras, as you may know them. Also the unstoppable force of the Android or smartphone that is leading to changes the photographic industry never thought it would see. In the last 12 months, worldwide sales of point-and-shoot cameras have fallen between 40-50 per cent, while the sales of smartphones continue to steadily increase. What is the correlation between camera and smartphone sales, you may ask? It’s the generation between the ages of 16-35 that used to buy point-andshoot cameras, who are now just using their smartphones. One could argue that more pictures are now being taken than ever before in the history of photography. There is no deny-

ing that this is because of the access to easy technology that is just sitting in your bag or pocket. Are good quality, printable pictures being produced? No! Are simple snapshots that are destined to Instagram or facebook being taken? Yes. The assumption is these days that a smartphone camera is as good as any point-and-shoot camera. We would have to agree that a point-and-shoot camera from five years ago may not be as good as your smartphone but, just like any electronics, technology and picture quality has dramatically improved in these too. Point-and-shoot benefits: • Huge zooms — Up to 120X Zoom now; • Much higher quality printable pictures; • Rugged shockproof, waterproof models; • Blueray quality video; • GPS and Wifi enabled. Week in week out, we are sending disappointed customers away, smartphones in hand — who wanted larger prints of that special moment, family celebration or even wedding — who have been told by us that the

quality isn’t good enough for a print. The same questions and responses are asked by all: “How much is a proper camera?” Our response is, always cheaper than you think! How many moments are you happy to keep missing until one day you realize you don’t have any pictures of your kids growing up on your walls? So our advice to you, the reader? If you want those treasured family pictures or special moments hanging on your walls, if you want future generations in years to come to be able to look back at their childhoods, buy a point-and-shoot camera, capture that moment! Don’t be another disappointed customer we send away, with a memory that will never be shared. For any questions, whether it may be photographic, about printing or even about a pointand-shoot camera. Come see us at the store or call us on 250-4895336. We are always happy to chat about what we love doing. Submitted by Cranbrook Photo

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Hospital project breaks ground A celebration at EK Regional Hospital marks the beginning of construction for new Intensive Care Unit Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

A crowd of excited people gathered beside East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Friday, May 16, to official welcome the start of construction on the $20 million Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Lark Projects of Surrey began work on the project two weeks ago, soon after being awarded the large-scale construction work. “Today we are doing the sod turning, so to speak, although you can see from the big hole behind me that the sod has already been turned,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett. The new ICU will add an 8,500 square foot building to East Kootenay Regional Hospital with six patient rooms. It will be located on the northeast corner of the hospital, beside where the mobile MRI unit is parked. The addition will replace the ageing, cramped four-bed ICU at the hospital. The size and design of the new ICU will provide better flow through the unit for physicians and staff and provide additional pri-

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“Recruitment and retention of doctors will no longer be a problem. This addition will finally make us a regional referral centre. The ICU will be the glue that cements all the specialties together. We will no longer need to send out as many patients with heart attacks or strokes.” Dr. Lawrence Jewett The project includes a significant electrical upgrade to the entire hospital. The electrical infrastructure will be located in the basement of the new addition. The B.C. government is funding approximately $12 million of the project and the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District is contributing $8 million. The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is contributing $120,000. “These upgrades will allow patients to receive an even better level of care in their home community, as well as improving the work environment of the physicians and the staff who provide care here at the hospital,” said Bennett. “I’m not going to call it the crowning glory or the last big piece that was needed, because if I say that, it means we’re done and we’re never going to be done.” The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District has funded 40 per cent of the capital proj-

ect and is doing so without having raised taxes on East Kootenay residents in the past seven years, pointed out board chair John Kettle, who thanked MLA Bennett for securing the remaining 60 per cent funding from the province. “I have to tell you, I’ve said this a hundred times before, we would not be standing here today, there would not be a hole there today if it wasn’t for Kootenay Bill Bennett. That’s it, that’s a fact.” The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is pitching in funding thanks to the support the non-profit receives from the communities it serves, said Brian Clifford, chair of the foundation. “It’s an indication of the volume of donations that we get in the East Kootenay to allow our regional hospital to continue to provide the service that it does.” Hospital chief of staff Dr. Lawrence Jewett spoke of the journey the hospital has undertaken since he began working there in 1980. He said that the hospital has become a training ground for excellent physicians, but retaining those physicians has been a problem. “Recruitment and retention of doctors will no longer be a problem,” said Jewett. “This addition will finally make us a regional referral centre. The ICU will be the glue that cements all the specialties together. We will no longer need to send out as many patients with heart attacks or strokes.” With substantial work already underway at the Cranbrook site, the ICU project is expected to be complete in mid-2016. “All I can say now is: gentlemen, start your engines,” said Christine Shumka, hospital services director.

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Presentation: ‘Fire; more good than harm’ Fire ecology researcher to speak in Cranbrook, May 22

of British Columbia. She works closely with the Trench ER Program and the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society to conduct research about all things fire-, tree-growth- and climate-related. “Understanding the historical function of fire and other natural disturbances is critical if we are to anticipate and respond to global climate change effectively,” Daniels said. Historically, fires maintained the dry forests of B.C. “Fire scars show that surface fires burned every 10 to 40 years, on average,” she said. “Severe fires that generate new forests burned less frequently. “Both forest-maintaining and initiating fires were associated

Cranbrook : An award-winning fire-ecology researcher will give a public talk on May 22 at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook. Dr. Lori Daniels, Associate Professor in the UBC Faculty of Forestry, will talk about her ongoing research in the East and West Kootenays. The public is welcome to attend this presentation, which is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program. Daniels is an award-winning academic with several publications to her name. She runs the Tree Ring Lab in the Department of Forest Dr. Lori Daniels and Conservation Sciences at the University

with years and decades of warm, dry climate— providing insight into future fire regimes due to climate change.” Daniels said fire regimes have changed during the 20th century due to combined influences of humans and climate. “In the past 60 years, despite warmer temperatures, fires essentially were eliminated from many forests due to very effective fire suppression,” she said. “In absence of fire, tree density and fuels can build-up, increasing the chance of a severe fire.” By trying to protect our forests and communities from fire, she said, communities have made many dry forests more susceptible to severe fires. The

changes in forests also have negative impacts on habitat and biodiversity. Daniels said innovative, creative, and s cientifically-bas e d mitigation and restoration can improve forest resilience and is one way for society to prepare for the effects of climate change. “We’re learning now how to fight fire with fire,” she said. “Where our good intentions have altered the forest, we need action.” Daniels’s current work includes supervising PhD candidate Greg Greene in his study of the dynamics of forest ingrowth in the Trench valley bottom. Greene has spent last summer in the region sampling trees to discover links between

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Prepare for flooding as temperatures warm and higher elevation melt begins Programs, contact Melody Munro at 250-4892791 or 1-888-478-7335. “Living in a mountainous area that enjoys four full seasons, there is always a possibility of seasonal spring flooding as we transition from winter to summer. The best thing we can do to prepare is use common sense: be prepared, stay safe by staying away from rivers and streams and report flooding if you see it,” adds Duczek. Emergency Management BC has extensive flood preparedness information on its website, including everything from packing an emergency kit to proper sandbagging techniques: www.embc.gov. bc.ca

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life or the lives of others are in danger.” Additionally, if people are experiencing flooding that is impacting their access or affecting large areas, it should be reported so local emergency program officials are notified. The RDEK Emergency Programs have secured additional sandbags, are doing a regional inventory of supplies and resources, and are participating in regular updates with Emergency Management BC, the River Forecast Centre and Environment Canada. Emergency Program staff have also completed Flood Observer Training. For information on the RDEK’s Emergency

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forest ingrowth and encroachment and diminished tree growth. He will return again this summer to collect more data on encroachment and to produce an overlay map assessing exactly how much grassland and open forest has been lost since 1950. This presentation is of great interest to anyone involved in grassland ecosystem restoration, wildlife habitat, and wildfire/urban interface fuel management. The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration program would like to thank the Provincial ER Land Based Investment Program in funding Dr Daniel’s work and presentation in Cranbrook.

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As part of its Community Wildfire Fuels Management Program the City of Kimberley Fire Department, in conjunction with the Cranbrook Fire Zone (Wildfire Management Branch) and Selkirk School Outdoor Education Class, will be completing a maintenance program on the Levirs Avenue Project. This project area was first treated in 2004 with mechanical thinning and post cleanup was completed in 2006. Starting in 2013 the seedlings (regenerating conifer trees) are being removed to reduce the fire hazard and to maintain the objectives of the prescription - which is to reduce the fire hazard in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Crews, like the one above, will be working in the area over the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions, please call the Fire Department at (250) 427-4114.

notIce of scheduled Power InterruPtIon wardner and Bull rIver areas When: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Time: From 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. local MDT Where: Wardner & Bull River: All customers in the community of Wardner, including Hwy 3/93 approximately four kilometres west of Wardner; Bull River Rd. to Mead Rd., HaHa Creek Rd, Kikomun Rd., Bull River/Galloway Rd.south of Douglas Lake. We will be making electrical system improvements in the Wardner and Bull River areas on Saturday, May 24, 2014. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately four hours.

Courtney Crawford work with. We have both produced some excellent dances while working together and bouncing ideas off of each other. Every Friday morning before school Clara and I meet to choreograph and coordinate all of the dance routines. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the cast and having so much input into the final product. I have benefitted largely from this huge learning experience. I would personally like to thank everyone who has helped out with the show; it means a lot to me and the other students that so many people in the community are willing

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to help out with our production. “Legally Blonde” is a high energy show that we have dedicated hours of hard work to perfect. I am looking forward to the show and I hope everyone else is too. The show runs from May 21st to 24th at 7:30pm at Mckim Theatre, with a 2pm matinée on May 24th. Tickets are $12 and are available at Mckim Middle School office in Kimberley and Lotus Books in Cranbrook. There is a $5 student night on Thursday the 22nd and seniors 55+ get in for $5 at the Sunday matinee. I hope to see you there!

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Hi, my name is Courtney Crawford and I play “Margot”, one of the Delta Nu sorority girls, in Selkirk Secondary School’s upcoming production of “Legally Blonde”. Participating in this show has been an enjoyable experience. The students in the cast are supporting and incredibly fun to be around. I’m impressed with their abilities. Since this show is upbeat and full of enthusiasm, acting in the show has been an enjoyable experience where all of the students have a chance to bond. There are a lot of humorous and entertaining scenes that I am excited for everyone to see. I have had an incredible time being a part of this musical with all of the other talented students. It has been an awesome few months full of fun at rehearsals, while everyone works hard at refining their performance skills. Mr. McCue and Mr. Heyde are extremely caring and work exceedingly hard to create the most opportunities for us; they are the best directing team I could ask for. I was also given the opportunity to co-choreograph this show with Clara McLeod who successfully directed the Mckim Middle School musical “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and plays the lead in Legally Blonde: Elle Woods. Clara is a remarkable person to

Cranbrook Council approved a permit that will enable development of a new Canadian Tire store on the north side of town. On May 12, council gave the go-ahead for a Highway Corridor Commercial Development Permit which will enable the construction of a commercial retail building on McPhee Road under the C2 Highway Commercial Zone. The applicant proposes to build a 6,668 m2 commercial retail building, which will include a retail floor area, mezzanine areas for office and warehouse space, an auto service centre and a garden centre. The garden centre will be a 929 m2 outdoor com-

pound. City staff indicated that since the proposal was for a development more than 4,500 metres located within 800 metres of the highway, it was circulated to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, which expressed no concerns. City Staff further said that the building finishes, architectural details, an efficient parking layout and the site landscaping would create a aesthetically pleasing commercial development that integrates into its surroundings. Mayor Wayne Stetski noted that with the rise of the new building, the fate of the old one along Victoria Avenue is up in the air.


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Bats

The good, the bad....

Bats are the major carrier of rabies in B.C. but also important to the ecosystem. C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor

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pring has sprung, birds have returned, bees and other insects are reappearing. And so

are bats. Interior Health is warning that bats can put you at risk for rabies, and whether you are fascinated or fearful, the bottom line is you should avoid physical contact with bats as they are the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C. Rabies is a very serious disease that affects the nervous system. It is almost always fatal if not treated in time. Last year, 32 people in the Interior Health region were treated for potential exposure to rabies. “Many people will be bringing summer gear out of storage or heading out to open the cabin. Activities like these can lead to unexpected encounters with bats,” said Jennifer Jeyes, Communicable Disease Specialist with Interior Health. “Bats often fly into poorly sealed cabins and homes, they roost in attic spaces and they can even be found hanging inside closed patio umbrellas.” Juliet Craig from the Kootenay Community Bat Project agrees that people should be cautious about coming into contact with bats, and the health authority should be notified if you have any contact. “We also promote the messages that bats are very important in our ecosystems, they are not dangerous — if you don’t touch them — and that half of the bat species in BC are of conservation concern,” Craig said. According to IH, between four and eight per cent of the bats that are tested after coming into contact with people are found to have the rabies virus. Infected bats can transmit rabies to humans when their saliva comes into contact with a person’s mucus membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) or through a break in the skin. Craig says the overall number of in-

fected bats is very small. “Scientists estimate that the incidence of rabies in the free flying bat population is less than one per cent, and this rate varies between species. This risk is low and negligible if proper precautions are taken (i.e., never handle bats, keep pet vaccinations up to date and keep human living areas sealed tightly from areas where there are bats). There is no link between having a bat-house or bats in a building and a higher incidence of rabies. Since 1950, there have been only six cases of bat-related rabies mortality in Canada.” To contract rabies you must come into direct contact with an animal carrying the virus, Craig says. Direct contact means that you must have contact with infected blood or saliva and exposure means contact through a break in your skin. This could be a very small (almost invisible) break in the skin or internally (mouth or nose). Avoid direct contact with bats. In all cases where there has been potential exposure (i.e., contact with bat saliva or blood) to humans, contact your local health authority immediately. If possible, collect the bat that has come into direct contact with a person so it can be submitted for rabies testing. Live bats should be placed in a sealable container (equipped with air holes) and kept in a cool, dry place away from pets or humans until testing can be arranged. Use leather gloves to collect the bat, whether it is dead or alive. For more information, see http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ healthfiles/hfile07.stm. Note that Interior Health has changed its policy and no longer requires post-exposure rabies vaccinations if a bat is simply found in a bedroom. Pet owners should make sure that rabies vaccinations are up-to-date for all pets. Local veterinarians should be consulted whenever pets have been exposed to a bat or any other potentially rabid animal.

Interior Health offers these tips to help protect yourself and your family: • •

Never touch live or dead bats. Tell children not to play with or touch bats. Make your home or cabin “bat proof.” Keep doors and windows closed, make sure window screens don’t have any holes, and keep the attic area free of bats by keeping all vents properly screened and by closing off other openings. If you find a live bat in a room of your home, open the window and close interior doors until the bat leaves. Seek professional bat-control advice (from a pest control or wildlife specialist) if your home or workplace or is inhabited by bats. Avoid locations or activities where bats are likely to be found (e.g., caves). If you have a pet dog, cat, or ferret, make sure they are vaccinated regularly against rabies. Pets that were born and raised in B.C. pose a very low risk of transmitting rabies to humans; however, vaccinating your pets will protect them from rabies. If you have been bitten or scratched: Thoroughly wash the wounds with soap and water. Early treatment is crucial to prevent rabies from progressing. Treatment involves a two-week period of vaccinations that must be administered as soon as possible after exposure.

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Facts about bats from the Kootenay Community Bat Project •

Bats are not rodents but rather belong to their own group of mammals or “Order” called Chiroptera which means “hand-wing”. The wing of a bat is two layers of skin and the bones look like a human hand with elongated fingers. In fact, bats are far more closely related to primates (such as monkeys and humans) than they are to rodents. Bats eat huge amounts of flying insects, sometimes more than their own weight in insects per night. That’s like a 150 lb person eating 600 “quarter-pounder” burgers in one day! Many of the insects that bats eat are likely to be mosquitoes. Different groups of bats eat different things. There are groups of bats that eat fruit, nectar, insects, mammals, fish, or blood. Only three species of bats in the world eat blood and these are the vampire bats of Central and South America. All bats in Canada eat nothing but insects (and other arthropods) and in most cases, only flying insects. The saliva of vampire bats contains an anti-coagulant that allows the blood to keep flowing after a bite so that the bat can lap up the blood. This chemical is being used as a treatment for strokes because it can help dissolve blood clots in the brain. There is a drug developed called “draculin”. Bats are not blind. They have eyes and can see, likely better than we can under dimly lit condi-

tions. Some bats (flying foxes found in the old world) navigate using vision alone and appear to be able to see even better than owls! Bats in Canada navigate and find prey mostly using echolocation. Bats emit regular calls (at the intensity of screams) and then listen to the echo of their voice. By the sound and timing of the echo, they can determine the range, the size and type of objects in front of them, if they are flying, and how fast they are moving. It is such an amazing system that the US Navy studies bats to improve human-developed sonar systems. There are 16 species of bats in BC (17 if you count the one record of a Big Free-tailed Bat that washed up in 1938 in New Westminster) and half of them are considered vulnerable or threatened. Bats in Canada either hibernate or migrate in winter. Little is known about bat hibernation sites, especially in western Canada. Bats are extremely sensitive to disturbance when they are hibernating and should be left alone. Bats expend a huge amount of energy to fly. As a result, they try to save energy when they can. They regularly use a system called torpor where they lower their heart rate, metabolism and body temperature and go into a deep sleeplike condition. It is like a mini-hibernation bout. They do this periodically through the night and during the day depending on local conditions.


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eep in the Stygian darkness of the causes to champion, like the Pines Memoobfuscating layers of governmental rial Society, the Kimberley Loan Cupboard, bureaucracy dwell the worker bees. the Selkirk Breakfast Club and the Food These drones live in the depths of regula- Bank Angel Tree program. And donations tions enacted by said government, their job were given to these groups in the amount of to enforce the rules, to make sure things are $500 each time. But FOCUS also chose to ticketyboo, so the wheels of democracy may keep on hand an emergency fund so that anyone needing help due to well, an emerrun smoothly. We have discussed before, dear readers, gency, could receive $500 immediately. the need for regulation. You don’t want The person’s needs were simply brought chaos, rules are necessary. But we have forward, a quick show of hands vote was taken and the money was also discussed before what offered. No strings. Over happens when an over-zealthe past year, FOCUS gave ous drone takes his or her $500 to several cancer parole a little too seriously. tients who were in need for People, ordinary people, get Carolyn either travel expenses, or hurt. simply living expenses as I am about to tell you a Grant they could no longer work. tale of woe — a tale of a A couple of times the recipgroup of people just trying to help out who got caught up in the befud- ients were people who had lost everything dling blanket of government bureaucracy, they owned in a fire. In simple terms, peoand ran into a worker bee, whom we shall ple in need of a bit of a boost. A license was granted By BC Gaming in refer to as Rhonda — because her real name escapes me. We’re going to talk meat May of 2013 and the meat draws proceeded. The license allowed FOCUS to raise draws. Let me explain. Meat draws, to the un- $5,000, which was done by December of initiated, are a swell way to raise a few last year. Another license was applied for funds, whilst enjoying a cold beverage and and received and another $5000 was raised fellowship. You simply sell tickets for the by May. All those funds, aside from the cost chance to win meat. Tickets are a buck or of meat and tickets, were given away. Antwo and a surprising amount of money can other license was applied for. And... this is where we run into Rhonda. be raised. A group in Kimberley decided to do just that. The agreement among the 20 There was a simple request. Help me, or so who gathered weekly at a local water- Rhonda. Help me navigate the maze that is ing hole, was that funds would be raised to BC Gaming regulation and renew the lihelp those in Kimberley only. Focus on cense for Focus. But Rhonda wanted a little Kimberley. FOCUS chose a few very worthy more information about these shady meat

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draws. And she wanted us to know that we can’t just up and give money to a cancer patient in dire straights, or a couple who lost everything in a fire. That’s madness! It could be fraud! Sidebar – Kimberley has a population of less than 7,000 and the 20-some people at the core of the meat draw know everyone. I’m sure the rule about personal donations is there for a reason, but this isn’t it. You also have to apply for a separate license ($10 each) for each person you wish to help, Rhonda informed us. BC Gaming would then approve or not approve -— which kind of defeats the entire purpose of “emergency” funds. Rhonda also informed us that there were only three organizations we would be approved to assist. You can’t just go handing out money willy nilly. Also, we have to record every ticket number sold, write down the names, addresses and vital statistics of every winner. These are the rules. You win a pork chop, BC Gaming wants your personal information. Unable — and yes, a bit unwilling — to meet Rhonda’s requirement, FOCUS decided to stand down. A bunch of people in Kimberley needing assistance won’t get it this year, because one worker bee decided to exercise her right to cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘i’. Shot through the heart and you’re to blame, Rhonda. Why you gotta be so mean? Carolyn Grant is Editor of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin

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Trouble in the South China Sea What’s Up?

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f you were running China, and you wanted to distract your own population from economic woes at home by pushing one of your many territorial disputes with your neighbours into open conflict, which one would you choose? Not Japan, even though most Chinese people really dislike and distrust Japan: it’s allied to the United States, and China is not yet ready for a military confrontation with the US Navy. Not the Philippines, either, for the same reason. But Vietnam, a Communist state, is all alone with no allies. It’s perfect for the role, and it will play its part well. Early this month, China moved its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil-drilling rig into a part of the South China Sea where Vietnam also claims the seabed rights. Vietnam sent ships to protest the move, China sent more ships to protect the rig – Hanoi accuses accused China of massing 80 vessels in the area, including warships – and the fun and games began: rammings, battles with water cannon, and a great deal of self-righteous indignation on both sides. The Vietnamese regime has never been afraid to defy China: it even fought a border war with its giant neighbour to the north in 1979. This year, for the first time, Hanoi publicly commemorated a 1974 clash in which Chinese forces seized the Paracel Islands and killed forty sailors of the old South Vietnamese navy. By last week, there were anti-Chinese demon-

strations in Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Those were undoubtedly authorised by the Vietnamese regime, which keeps a tight hold on its population. What happened in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam on Tuesday was probably not. Official reports speak of three factories housing Chinese-owned businesses being set on fire on an industrial estate, but local reports talk of 19,000 workers rampaging through the estate and burning fifteen factories. Hanoi doesn’t want this Gwynne sort of thing to happen, of course – it scares off Dyer much-needed foreign investment – but when you press on the nationalist button, you can never be sure what will come out. Beijing should also be wary of this, if indeed it is really using its border disputes to stoke nationalist fervour in China. Nationalism is not a precision tool. We can’t be sure that this is Beijing’s main motive, of course. Maybe it’s just a premature outburst of great-power arrogance that is driving China to push so hard on all its territorial disputes this year. But it’s certainly doing it. Since January China has declared an “Air Defence Identification Zone” over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands which are also claimed by Japan. It has outraged the Philippines by starting to build an airstrip and/or naval base on Johnson Reef (ownership also in dispute) in the Spratly Is-

lands. It has even provoked Indonesia into openly challenging Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea for the first time. The area China claims, on the basis of its alleged sovereignty over the many uninhabited islands, islets, shoals and reefs scattered across the South China Sea, extends more than 750 km (500 miles) from its south coast. According to the “ninedash line” drawn on Chinese maps which is the only graphic (but very imprecise) guide to Beijing’s claim, its control extends to around 50-75 km (30-50 miles) of the coasts of all the other littoral states. China’s position would appear to be that you don’t need to prove your claim in the courts if you can enforce it on the ground (or rather, on the water). And indeed, the sheer number and range of unilateral Chinese initiatives in recent months suggest that the policy of the new ruling team in Beijing (which will be in power for the next ten years) is driven by full-spectrum bloody-mindedness. However, the desirability of a foreign confrontation to distract the Chinese population from the recession that will probably soon hit the country’s economy cannot be far from the minds of the regime either. In either case, if there is shooting, it will probably start off the Vietnamese coast, simply because Vietnam has no defence treaty with the United States. Gwynne Dyer is an international journalist based in London

Three takeaways from Election 2013

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hortly before 9 p.m. on the night of the last provincial election, I hit the delete button on my computer, consigning to the ozone a column congratulating premier-elect Adrian Dix on his big win, then tucked into the first of many heaping helpings of crow. Among the seven provincial campaigns I’ve covered, Election 2013 provided the most learning experiences, some worth recalling on the anniversary of what was also the most surprising election outcome in modern times. “Campaigns matter.” I wrote that four weeks before voting day, then promptly forgot it. But it ought to be blazoned on the walls of every party war room and media newsroom, as a reminder that an election is a dynamic process whose outcome should never be taken for granted. After the fact, I was struck by the words of Brad Bennett, scion of the political dynasty that produced two of the province’s longest-serving premiers and 10 election wins in 11 tries. He travelled with Christy Clark every day during the campaign and with two weeks to go said: “I think what happens during a campaign really matters. I believe, and have always believed, this will end up being a very close race. I ultimately believe that it’s completely winnable.” Rule number one: “It ain’t over ‘‘til its over.” Call it the Yogi Berra rule, after the baseball legend who uttered those immortal words when his team was trailing badly at mid-season. Nor was it over: his team won the title on the last day of the season. Christy Clark’s drive for her equivalent

of the title was characterized by exceptional focus on the economy. Bennett again: “It’s a powerful message that resonates — economy and smaller government versus bigger government. You have to stay consistent and keep driving home your message because as more and more people start to pay attention, the healthier the message.” The NDP election platform was, as the party’s own post-mortem conceded, a “smorgasbord.” New John Horgan would Vaughn leader appear to agree with the Palmer Clark approach, given his recent vows to put his own party’s focus on economic growth and keep it there for the next three years. Rule number two: “The economy, stupid.” That being the daily reminder served up by James Carville, campaign strategist for Bill Clinton’s successful bid for the U.S. presidency in 1992. One of the most important insights into campaign 2013 emerged from the Elections B.C. survey of who voted and who didn’t, a pattern dramatically shaped by population demographics. Turnout was about 70 per cent for folks in the 60s, which is my age group, and almost 75 per cent for those in their 70s. If every group of registered voters cast their ballots in the same proportions, there’d be no complaints about the vanishing electorate. But turnout falls dramatically for younger slices of the population. Incredible as it might seem, registered voters 85 and older manage to get their weary bones out to the polling stations at a greater rate (54 per cent versus 43 per cent) than those

under the age of 40. Those disparities in turnout mattered especially in 2013 because older voters as a group leaned Liberal while younger voters leaned NDP. Pollster Angus Reid blamed “the biggest miss I have produced in almost five decades of polling” (he called the NDP nine points ahead; it finished almost five points behind) on a too-heavy sampling of voters under the age of 35. They leaned disproportionately to the NDP but neglected to express their preference in sufficient numbers on election day. Some New Democrats took heart this week when an Insights West poll showed them and the Liberals in a virtual dead heat among decided voters. But on a less encouraging note, the demographic breakdown had the NDP way ahead with those under 35, while the Liberals led with the older age groups. Rule number three: “Every election is determined by the people who show up.” That one is courtesy of Larry Sabato, one of the most widely cited political scientists and pundits in the U.S. As a parting comment on the learning experience that was campaign 2013, I would also note that much of the media coverage in advance of voting day conveyed the impression that the New Democrats were united, ready to govern and poised to win. Indeed, if the media had the collective influence that its critics and some of its participants attribute to it, Adrian Dix would be celebrating his first anniversary as premier this week. Vaughn Palmer is a columnist with the Vancouver Sun

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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. Kimberley United Church invites YOU!!! FELLOWSHIP TEA. Join us & Celebrate The Queen’s Day in Victorian Style – Hats & Gloves!! (Only if it’s your choice), Wednesday, May 21St 1-3pm, Upper Hall. Come & join us for Fun, Fellowship, Goodies & Entertainment by Tuck’s Troubadors. (No admission). EVERYONE welcome, Fraternal Order of Eagles Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, May 25, 8:30-11:00 a.m. 711 Kootenay St. All proceeds to CNIB. Baynes Lake Community Garage Sale, Sat. May 31st, 9-3 at Baynes Lake Community Center. Vendors welcome $10. fee. Concession selling hot dogs, coffee, etc. Info: Norma 250-529-7401. 2014 FREE PUBLIC SWIM Wednesday, June 4th, 5:00-6:00pm is sponsored by Mark Creek Lions Club. Photography Hike - Saturday, June 7, Leader Lyle Grisedale 427-5153. Meet at the Higgins St entrance at 9:00 am for a 3 hour meander on nearby trails as we search for photographic opportunities. Consider bringing wide angle, macro and medium telephoto lenses and a tripod. We’ll explore the park through the camera lens. 63rd Annual Redding Rose Bowl, June 7 & 8 at Kimberley Golf Club. Friends, Fun, Food, Golf. 2-Lady Team Eclectic Best Ball. Early bird draw May 23/14. Entries available at www.kimberleygolfclub.com.

ONGOING 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 Cranbrook and District Arts Council bears for the summer long business ‘Teddy Bear Hide and Seek’ and the August 23rd Teddy Bear Picnic, available at the Gallery, 135-10th Ave. S., Cranbrook. Proceeds to Arts Council projects. Sponsored by Spring Honda. 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. 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: cranbrookoa@hotmail.com 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 / cdac@shaw.ca / www. cranbrookanddistrictartscouncil.com 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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Spurs rout Thunder 122-105 in conference final opener R AUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs took advantage of Serge Ibaka’s absence to dominate the paint, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in the opener of the Western Conference finals. Manu Ginobili added 18 points and Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green had 16 points each. Tony Parker did not appear limited by a hamstring injury, scoring 14 points and having 12 asssists. Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Russell Westbrook added 25. Oklahoma City’s remaining starters, Nick Collison, Thabo Sefolos-

ha and Kendrick Perkins combined to score five points. The Thunder struggled without the defensive presence of Ibaka, who will miss the remainder of the post-season after suffering a calf injury in the Thunder’s series clincher against the Los Angeles Clippers. San Antonio had 66 points in the paint and shot 58 per cent from the field. The Spurs fed Duncan early with Ibaka out, and the veteran responded by scoring 12 points in the first quarter, making six of his seven shots. The Spurs beat the Thunder for the first time this season, but it wasn’t easy despite Iba-

ka’s absence. Despite missing his first four shots, Westbrook continued to bull his way into the lane and it paid off as the game wore on. Westbrook had 12 points in the third quarter, continually driving past Parker and the Spurs before they could settle in defensively. With the exception of a pair of free throws by Derek Fisher, Westbrook and Durant scored all of Oklahoma City’s points in a 23-22 third quarter. The extended efforts exerted by the Thunder’s two All-Stars eventually took a toll, especially with the Spurs bench coming to life. Westbrook and Durant were limited to seven points in the final quarter.

Louis van Gaal tapped to lead Machester United as manager STE VE DOUGL AS Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United has hired Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal as the club’s new manager on a three-year contract. Van Gaal, who will take up his new posi-

tion after the World Cup in Brazil, replaces David Moyes following his firing last month after just 10 months in charge. United great Ryan Giggs will be Van Gaal’s assistant. The 62-year-old Van Gaal has experience of

coaching some of the world’s biggest clubs after stints at Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in his 28-year managerial career, but has never managed in England. He is United’s first manager from outside Britain and Ireland.

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BATTER UP: Cranbrook minor baseball is back in action as players dust off the cleats and hit the diamonds at Confederation Park and the Kinsmen quads. Pictured above, a batter with Sandor Rental connects with a pitch thrown by Team Players Bench.

Guelph Storm undefeated at Memorial Cup TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor

The Edmonton Oil Kings are chasing major-junior’s highest honour this week in Ontario at the Memorial Cup. The WHL champions are have collected a win and a loss, dropping their opening decision 5-2 to the OHL champion Guelph Storm before coming back with a win by the same score over the host London Knights. In between, the Storm

dumped Val-d’Or 6-3 on Monday to remain undefeated and earn a berth into the CHL tournament final. The Oil Kings have a crucial game against the QMJHL winners on Tuesday night as both teams have the same record. London will put their tournament lives on the line on Wednesday, as their winless record will eliminate them from advancing should they suffer a loss to the Storm.

Results

Friday Val-d’Or 1 - London 0 Saturday Guelph 5 - Edmonton 2 Sunday London 2 - Edmonton 5 Monday Guelph 6 - Val-d’Or 3 Tuesday Edmonton vs Val-d’Or Wednesday Guelph vs London

Underdog teams making the most of NHL playoffs

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gotta tip my hat to the Montreal Canadiens. while relying on goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to bail them I favoured them to beat the Bolts in the first round, out of trouble. but figured they were up against too strong a team in The Rangers destroyed the Habs 7-2 at the Bell Centre in the Boston Bruins the following series. Montreal to open the Eastern Conference finals, and Carey I was wrong. Price suffered an injury that will keep him out of the series. On the back of some stellar goaltending and clutch plays That’s a huge blow for the Canadiens, and while hockey from all parts of the lineup, the Habs came back to force— is a sport where you win and lose as a team, the loss of Price and win—Game 7. The end of the game even had some is too severe to give them a chance at a berth in the Cup drama, with Bruins F Milan Lucic allegedly telling Canadi- final. ans F Dale Weise in the handshake line that he was going to Western Conference go after him next season (a paraphrase of the actual statement because I can’t print profanity…). Despite that unsportsmanlike display, the Canadiens can take solace in the Those L.A. Kings just don’t go away. fact that they’re still in the hunt for Lord Stanley’s Cup while I didn’t think the Kings were going to get by the Sharks, Boston is hitting the links. because San Jose had such a strong regular season. I was wrong. Montreal drew the New York Rangers, who pulled off an I didn’t think the Kings were going to get by the Anaheim upset of their own against the Pittsburgh Penguins, downDucks for the same reason. ing Sidney Crosby and friends 2-1 in Game Again, I was wrong. 7 last week. That upset cost Pens GM Ray Both series went to Game 7, and both Shero his job, and put head coach Dan times, the Kings came out on the winning side. Bylsma on the hot seat. San Jose’s early exit has sparked some The big story, though, is the Rangers and Trevor changes in the roster already, with Dan Boyle how they’ve handled some internal adverCrawley and Martin Havlat getting the axe, as recently sity inside the locker room. It’s amazing announced by GM Doug Wilson, who, by all how people can rally together during tragethe signs, will be keeping his job, along with dy, with Martin St. Louis battling through grief after his mother suddenly passed away a few days ago. head coach Todd McLellan. There hasn’t been much fallout (yet) in Anaheim after The Blueshirts, under the guidance of former Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, have utilized their speed dropping their Game 7 to their L.A. rivals, but that could down low to generate some effective offensive pressure change in the future, especially since the Ducks did so well

in the regular season and were hoping for a longer post-season run. But I digress. The Kings—which include Kootenay Ice alumni Jarret Stoll on the roster and Brayden McNabb in the prospect system—are into the conference final against the Chicago Blackhawks, who survived a Game 7 situation themselves in the second round when they squeaked past the Minnesota Wild on an OT winner from Patty Kane. Chicago, the defending champions, defeated the higher-seeded St. Louis Blues in six games before edging out the Wild to earn a berth in the conference final. They’re an all-around solid team, led by Jonathan Toews and Patty Kane up front and Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook on defence. Goaltender Cory Crawford also leads the NHL in goals-against and save percentage. However, those pesky Kings have proven they can find and exploit any cracks in the armour. Not to mention, L.A. has some game-changing players of their own, notably goaltender Jonathan Quick and defenceman Drew Doughty. Up front, guys like Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar are the heavy-hitters in terms of offensive production. Chicago fired the opening shot on Sunday, securing a 3-1 win for an early series lead. However, I’m anticipating this to be a long one, hopefully all the way to seven games, because these two are just too good for a short series. If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on Chicago to win the series, but every time I go against the Kings in these playoffs, they’ve proven me wrong.


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Getting back on the track High school athletes from the East and West Kootenays took over the track facilities at the College of the Rockies for zone championships last week in order to qualify for provincials in Langley at the end of the month. Photos by Trevor Crawley


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Local NEWS

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3798, 2014”. The proposed amendment of the Zoning Bylaw will change the zoning of land legally described as Lot A, District Lot 2872, Kootenay District, Plan 11840, Except Part in Plan 13947, from “C-2 – Highway Commercial Zone” to “RT – Residential Transition Zone” . The purpose of the rezoning is to make the zoning consistent with the existing residential use of the property. The subject property is located on 30th Avenue N. as indicated on the reference map below.

“City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3798, 2014” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until May 26, 2014, as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the Municipal Clerk. The Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 - 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on May 26, 2014. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw Amendment may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. Municipal Clerk

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Firefighters focus on forcible entry F o r t h e Tow n s m a n

Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services first responders are now better equipped to deal with forcible entry into buildings. Crews have completed this yearly training forcible entry program which provided nearly 100 hours of additional training to increase and refine the technically demanding skills required in forcible entry for both residential and commercial buildings. “Today’s house fires burn eight times faster and produce 200 times the amount of smoke that a fire would have 50 years ago,” said Wayne Price, Director of Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services. Even 30 years ago a person had up to an estimated eight minutes to exit their home from the time their smoke alarm went off. Today, a person has less than two minutes. “This is a result of modern furnishings, contents and construction products in today’s homes. So, obviously minimizing response and access times is imperative.” Recently Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services purchased a forcible door simulator to allow members to learn, practice and refine these skills. The

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Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services first responders have completed the yearly training forcible entry program. prop has the ability to replicate left hand and right hand swinging doors as well as inward and outward facing doors with each type of-

fering its own unique set of challenges. “The addition of this valuable training prop ensures that each member of the department

can practice and develop the required muscle memory necessary to perform these skills in time sensitive situations,” Price added.

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The weather cooperated for Painted Turtle Day at Elizabeth Lake. Classes from TM Roberts and Gordon Terrace enjoyed meeting with local members of the Rocky Mountain Naturalists including Art and Lois Gruenig, who showed the children recently hatched baby western painted turtles.


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Protect your home from wildfire For the Townsman

Fires are a part of the natural ecology, living adjacent to the wilderness means living with a constant threat of fires. Fire, by nature, is an unpredictable and often uncontrollable force. Recent fires, like those seen in Slave Lake in 2011 and the interior of British Columbia in 2003, serve as a reminder to the fire service, emergency managers, local decision makers, and the public of the need to better understand the environment we live in and the positive role each group can collaboratively play in a wildland fire solution. The concept of fire-adapted communities (FACs) holds that, with proper community-wide preparation, human populations and infrastructure can withstand the devastating effects of a wildland fire, reducing loss of life and property. This goal depends on strong and collaborative partnerships between agencies and the public at the provincial and local levels, with each accepting responsibility for their part. “Many people move to the wildland urban interface, bringing with them the same fire protection expectations they had when living in urban or other suburban communities,” says Wayne Price, Director of Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services. ” The responsibility of the public is to understand and prepare for the risk of wildland fire. Homes that do not reflect the risk pose not only a threat to the residents themselves, but neighboring homes and emergency services as well.” FACs support an environment where individuals have access to information and necessary knowledge concerning protection of their life, property, and the community. When considering FACs, the public should address: • building relationships with local public safety agencies and residents before a fire starts; • what to expect from local emergency responders in the first 24 hours of a fire; • understanding of the Home Ignition Zone

and Defensible Space; • how to create and maintain a fuel-free area; • vegetation along fences and fences made of flammable materials attached to homes; • proper landscaping and plant selection; • what the environmental FAC was before local development; • placement of radiant heat sources near the home (i.e., wood

piles, fuel tanks, sheds); • thinning trees and ladder fuels around the home; • debris under decking and patios; • understanding the ember danger; • having a situational awareness when fire warnings are called; • having a personal and family preparedness plan; and • understanding what evacuation means

to you and your community. Important wildland fire preparedness concepts for the public to review include: • The Ember Issue: Windblown embers are a cause of concern in the WUI. Most structures within the WUI are not destroyed from direct-flame impingement, but rather from embers. Embers may precede the flaming fire

front, carried by the winds that distribute burning brands or embers over long distances. These embers fall, or are wind-driven into receptive fuels on structures, often going undetected for some time. As the fire front passes, these small embers may ignite incipient fires that spread to the home and potentially the entire neighborhood. • Hardening Your

Home: A conceptual plan that looks to protect a home through its actual composition of roofs, eves, vents, decks, windows, and other aspects. Even making one change can increase a home’s possibility of survival. • The Home Ignition Zone: Another concept plan that places the home in the context of its overall surroundings. In a high-hazard area,

this zone can extend up to 200 feet from a home and the stepped-zonefocus includes preparedness techniques both to the home and surrounding vegetation. If you have questions about techniques, materials, and procedures, contact Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services, provincial forestry personnel or local landscaping groups.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting “City of Cranbrook Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3797, 2014”.

Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting “City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3800, 2014”

If adopted, the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment will change the land use designation of the subject property from a “Highway Commercial” designation to a “Low Density Residential” designation”.

The proposed housekeeping amendments will change the zoning map by amending the designation of the subject property from RR-16, Rural Residential (Extensive) Zone to RR-60, Rural Resource Zone. The proposed amendment is required to address a mapping error that labelled the property with an incorrect zoning designation.

Approval of the proposed OCP amendment will enable consideration of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3798, 2014”, to permit rezoning of the subject property from “C-2 - Highway Commercial Zone” to “RT - Residential Transition Zone”.

The subject property affected by this amendment is legally described as District Lot 10360 Kootenay District, located at 525 Mennie Road as shown on the reference map below.

The subject property is legally described as Lot A, District Lot 2872, Kootenay District, Plan 11840, Except Part in Plan 13947, and is located on 30th Avenue N. as indicated on the reference map below.

The purpose of the proposed OCP amendment and Zoning amendment is to make the zoning consistent with the existing residential use of the property. “City of Cranbrook Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3797, 2014” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until May 26, 2014, as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the Municipal Clerk. The Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 - 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on May 26th, 2014. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw Amendment may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. Municipal Clerk

“City of Cranbrook Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3800, 2014” may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until May 26, 2014 as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the Municipal Clerk. The Public Hearing will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 - 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on May 26, 2014 All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw Amendment may submit written presentations to the City of Cranbrook prior to the date of the Hearing and they may also submit written and/or verbal presentations at the Hearing, thereby allowing all persons an opportunity to be heard on this matter. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. Municipal Clerk


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B.C. government threatens a wage rollback, offers bonus for year-end agreement Ke ve n D re ws an d Tam s yn Burgman n Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government is threatening to cut teachers’ wages by five per cent if a new contract agreement isn’t reached by the end of the school year, but the union representing those teachers vows it will take that threat to the Labour Relations Board. Peter Cameron, chief negotiator of the BC Public School Employers’ Association, the organization representing the provincial government, also said Friday that teachers will receive a $1,200 signing bonus if both sides reach an agreement by the end of June. The incentives and disincentives placed on the table by the government were the latest details to emerge from a year of contentious labour relations between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the provincial government that included a 89 per cent strike vote and involved a B.C. Supreme Court judgment. Both sides remain firmly divided over issues related to wages, class size, the composition of those classes and the length of the con-

Peter Cameron, chief negotiator of the BC Public School Employers’ Association. tract term. “The proposal we have on the table to try and get a settlement, and the disincentives that we are putting in plaze are all aimed at getting a deal, and in fact the disincentives will rise if there’s further job action,’’ said Cameron. “So if they do move to Stage 2 we will, it’s pretty well definite that we’ll have a further response to that.’’ The purpose of the government’s actions, he added, is not to try

and provoke further strike action but to “provoke a settlement.’’ Both sides were back at the bargaining table Friday, and B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker said his members will deal with the threat of the five per cent pay cut at the Labour Relations Board. He said the government still hasn’t addressed issues related to class size and composition and specialist teachers, and the government’s offer of a

B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker 6.5-per-cent pay hike over six years isn’t enough. On Thursday, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced the provincial government was dropping its demand of a 10year contract. “They need to put some proposals to get us closer to a deal, including preparation time,’’ said Iker. “Bargaining is about compromise, and we want a compromise. But Cameron said teachers are demand-

ing a pay raise of 15.9 per cent over four years. With increased benefits and other factors taken into consideration, the total compensation package demanded by teachers is about 21 per cent, he added. “We need to see some movement from the union now to come into the ball park because they’re at this point still far, far away from the settlement pattern of all the other unions.’’ On Thursday, the

Education Minister Peter Fassbender B.C. government and the 11-union, 47,000-strong Facilities Bargaining Association announced a tentative deal that would see unionized workers receive a 5.5 per cent over five years. The teachers have been without a contract since last June. In early March, some 26,051 members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action, and in April, the union began Stage 1 of its job action.

Teachers stopped supervising students outside the classroom or communicating in writing with administrators, which prompted about a dozen school districts to cancel recess. A B.C. Supreme Court decision in January awarded the federation $2 million in damages and declared the province’s removal of class size and composition from contract negotiations unconstitutional.

B.C. businesses will foot the bill for recycling costs Ste ven Chua Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government’s controversial new recycling program takes effect Monday, irking some local business owners who say that additional costs will drive up the price of consumer goods. The new regulations require that all businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to B.C. residential customers be responsible for collecting and recycling the material once customers are done with it. Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, says this will create additional costs for businesses, which will pass the extra expenses onto consumers. “Producers will be adding costs to food, newspapers, and other things distributed

to retailers, then retailers will extend their traditional markup to consumers,’’ wrote Huberman in an email. “This additional cost will make them less competitive with competitors from other provinces and countries.’’ “In Ontario, cardboard is being charged at eight cents a kilogram while in B.C. this program is at 29 cents a kilogram — this is huge,’’ she wrote. Huberman says that B.C.’s recycling fees should be reduced to match those in Ontario. However, the director of the non-profit organization overseeing the new recycling program on behalf of 940 companies says the increased costs from the new rules would only hurt small businesses, who are general-

ly exempt from the new regulations anyway. “I think the exemptions that have been announced by the government address many of the concerns with respect to small business,’’ said Allan Langdon of Multi-Material BC in an interview. He says businesses that either make less than $1 million in sales, produce less than 1,000 kilograms of print and packaging or businesses that do not operate as a chain or franchise are exempt from the new program. “From our perspective that’s really taken away the impact on the kind of small businesses that maybe have had a problem with the administration or costs,’’ he said. Langdon says up to 3,000 corporations are affected by

the new regulations and those companies who are not signed onto Multi-Material BC will have to co-ordinate their own recycling efforts. About 1.25 million households will be receiving service from the non-profit organization starting Monday, he said. In municipalities where there are already recycling trucks, Multi-Material BC has offered cash incentives to help foot the bill, while some areas that don’t have

curbside service will be seeing pickups for the first time. Collection services for the North Okanagan, the Trail area, Rossland, the Castlegar area, Coquitlam, Anmore, Prince George and Quesnel will be phased in during the next few months starting Monday, Langdon said. For consumers who are already putting out their recycling bins, perhaps the most noticeable change will be that some municipalities will be asking their residents to separate glass from other

recycled goods. Langley, Richmond and possibly Burnaby will implement separate glass collection bins, Langdon said. This will prevent glass from being shattered and contaminated, which ensures that it will get recycled, he said. The change is being implemented because Multi-Material BC is required to measure how much material is recycled — not just how much is picked up, he said.

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Homes for Rent BC Housing Cranbrook has exciting rental opportunities for families looking for affordable housing. The 3-bedroom units we offer are spacious with 1.5 bathroom stove fridge and washer/ dryer hook-ups. One small pet is allowed, with BC Housing approval. No smoking is allowed. Tenants pay 30% of their gross monthly income for rent. For applications please call 250-489-2630 or 1-800834-7149 or go on-line to www.bchousing.org

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NEWS

Prince Charles reflects on Canada’s war history C anadian Press

Getting into the spirit aBC Hydro’s presentation to the Sam Steele Society are are (left to right) Ian Kozicky, BC Hydro Field Manager, Transmission; Laura Kennedy, Sam Steele Days Project Manager; and Mike Adams, Chairman Sam Steele Society.

BC Hydro kicks in for Sam Steele Days Submit ted

BC Hydro is pleased to once again contribute $1,000 to Sam Steele Days 50th Anniversary Celebration. The community festival is an opportunity for area residents and tourists to participate in unique activities and events over four days, June 19-22,

2014. Sam Steele Days provides volunteering opportunities, as well as social and economic benefits with over 15,000 attendees. BC Hydro’s contribution will be used to support conservation initiatives offered throughout the Festival this year. BC Hydro’s Outreach

team will be at Rotary Park. Visit and learn how simple it is to save energy and money at home. They will also have fun interactive activities set-up for the whole family. BC Hydro’s Community Investment programs provide support to community-based, nonprofit organizations and

registered charities that are active in one of our key funding areas: Environment Sustainability, Community Leadership, Youth and Lifestyle, and align with business objectives. For more information about BC Hydro’s programs visit: www.bchydro.com/ community.

Search on Slocan Lake scaled back N e l s o n S ta r

There is still no sign of three missing youths on Slocan Lake after Vernon Search and Rescue used their sidescan sonar and underwater remote vehicle Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. An additional company, Bruce’s Legacy from Wisconsin, has been brought in to assist with the search. The company has similar equipment as Vernon Search and Rescue. Both teams are being

supported by the RCMP dive team, Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue and the Slocan Lake Fire Department. Police hoped that having two teams with hi-tech equipment working together would increase the chance of success. However, the search of the Bigelow Bay area was suspended Sunday evening. “Several potential sightings were explored, however positive results were not obtained,” Sgt. Darryl

Little said. “It has been decided to scale back the search effort with only one boat remaining on the water tomorrow.” Weather was a factor in Saturday’s search as rain, wind and a thunderstorm blew in. As a safety precaution, the boats were brought back to the harbour for about two hours. Little says the underwater terrain is proving challenging for the searchers as there are a number of large boulders and deep

chasms which could prevent a body from being discovered. A canoe carrying four youths travelling from New Denver to Rosebery tipped over last weekend. Lily Harmer-Taylor, 19, who found but died in hospital. Jule Wiltshire-Padfield, 15, Hayden Kyle, 21, and Skye Donnet, 18, are still missing. The Regional District of Central Kootenay held a moment of silence for them at its board meeting Thurs-

day. “Our condolences to the valley and everyone involved,” chair John Kettle said. “It’s a tough deal.” Silverton director Leah Main, who knows the families of two of the victims, said New Denver mayor Ann Bunka has been a “point person under incredible pressure and strain.” “We are just one family when something like this happens,” Main said. “I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”

HALIFAX — Prince Charles reflected on Canada’s contribution to the Second World War as he and his wife Camilla were greeted Monday by hundreds of people in Halifax on the first full day of a hectic four-day visit that will take them to three provincial capitals. Canada’s military involvement was a central theme of the royal couple’s day-long tour of Halifax, a naval city where 500,000 military personnel embarked on a transatlantic journey to serve during the Second World War. Charles commented on Canada’s contribution of so many soldiers, sailors and airmen to the liberation of Europe as the 75th anniversary of the start of the war approaches, calling it “an extraordinary contribution’’ from a country with a small population. Later, Charles met with military families at a resource centre that helps them with a number of programs ranging from nutrition to mental health services while their loved ones are on deployment. The Duchess of Cornwall made a separate visit to the Northbrook Community Centre in suburban Dartmouth for a private meeting with representatives of Alice Housing, which provides shelter and counselling for women and children escaping domestic abuse. The visit by the Prince of Wales and the duchess is meant to celebrate Canada’s past and future at a time when a number of significant anniversaries will be commemorated over the next few years, including the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Another is the 150th anniversary this year of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to Confederation in 1867. “Our visit will focus on Canadian achievements as part of a major celebration of the past and the future,’’ Charles

said in the first of four speeches he will make during the royal tour. “One hundred and fifty years ago, the foundations for a new country, which would be proud of its traditions and excited by its future, were first laid in Charlottetown and Quebec City. Based on the principle of freedom and justice inherited from two great European nations, the Dominion of Canada was to become a reality three years later.’’ People were bundled up against chilly weather and a light mist hung over Grand Parade as Charles and Camilla were officially welcomed to Canada on Monday morning by Gov. Gen. David Johnston, politicians and an aboriginal elder. A booming 21-gun royal salute echoed through the city’s downtown as the prince inspected an honour guard. Charles used the grey, overcast day to get a laugh from those who lined the square. “It is, as always, a special joy to be back in Canada again, a place that is very dear to us both,’’ he said. “This time to be in Canada’s historic ocean gateway to the Atlantic at the official start of summer.’’ The royal couple also laid a wreath at the city’s cenotaph and mingled with people during a walkabout around the square. Charles and Camilla were scheduled to end their visit to Halifax at Pier 21, the home of Canada’s National Museum of Immigration, where they meet war brides. The federal government estimates about 48,000 young women married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War, most of them from Britain. The port was the entry point to Canada by ocean liner for thousands of immigrants, refugees, and children who were evacuated from Britain during the Second World War.


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Unprecedented melt of B.C. glaciers seeps into U.S. climate change concerns Dene Moore Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — The mountains of British Columbia cradle glaciers that have scored the landscape over millenia, shaping the rugged West Coast since long before it was the West Coast. But they’re in rapid retreat, and an American state-of-the-union report on climate change has singled out the rapid melt in British Columbia and Alaska as a major climate change issue. “Most glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia are shrinking substantially,’’ said the U.S. National Climate Assessment, released last week to much fanfare south of the border. “This trend is expected to continue and has implications for hydropower production, ocean circulation patterns, fisheries, and global sea level rise.’’ According to the report, glaciers in the region are losing 20 to 30 per cent of what is melting annually from the Greenland Ice Sheet, which has received far more worldwide attention. That amounts to about 40 to 70 gigatons per year, or about 10 per cent of the annual discharge of the Mississippi River. “The global decline in glacial and ice-sheet volume is predicted to be one of the largest contributors to global sea-level rise during this century,’’ the report said. It is some of the fastest glacial loss on Earth. The cause: rising temperatures due to climate change. “We’ve seen an acceleration of the melt from the glaciers,’’ said Brian Menounos, a geography professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and one of the scientists involved in cross-border, multi-agency research into glacial loss. There are 200,000 glaciers on Earth, 17,000 of them in British Columbia. Another 800 are

in Alberta. In B.C., researchers are keeping a close eye on the Lloyd George Icefield west of Fort Nelson, the Castle Creek Glacier near McBride, the Klinaklini and Tiedemann glaciers in the Coast Mountains, and glaciers in the Columbia River Basin. Early results suggest these glaciers are shedding 22 cubic kilometres of ice annually, or about 22 billion cubic metres of water. For comparison, an Olympic swimming pool contains about 2,500 cubic metres of water. The U.S. Geological Service estimates that the glacier namesakes of Glacier National Park in their portion of the Rocky Mountains will disappear by 2030. Menounos predicts that the smaller glaciers in B.C. — in the Rocky Mountains and the Interior — will be mostly gone by the end of this century. The effects will be far-reaching, research suggests. Glacial water is a thermal regulator in mountain headwater streams, Menounos said. Their loss will affect water temperatures, fish and the annual snow pack. That will affect the water supply and agriculture. There could be greater potential for flooding in wet seasons and drought in dry, a particular problem in B.C., which relies on hydroelectricity to meet its energy needs. The glacial decline in western Canada and Alaska significantly contributes to sea level rise, said the U.S. report. That’s happening around the world and will only get worse, Menounos said. “Even 40 centimetres of sea level rise will cause annual flooding for 100 million people on the planet,’’ he said. Glacial loss can be slowed, Menounos said. The biggest issue is human consumption of fossil fuels.

Forty gathered in the rain recently for a block party hosted by Wildsight in Kimberley as part of the Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities national day of action. They joined more than 10,000 across the country coming together to send a message to their government against more pipelines, tankers, and dirty oil and for positive action on climate change. A petition calling on Stephen Harper to take real action on climate change was circulated.

Protect our earth. The Cranbrook Daily Townsman and the Kimberley Daily Bulletin promote recycling. We use vegetable-based inks, and our newsprint, tin and aluminum waste is recycled.


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