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Delegates to the BC Federation of Labour conference, including president Jim Sinclair, right, walked the picket line with teachers at Marysville Elementary last Friday at noon. See more on the teachers’ job action, page 3.
City hires new Corporate Officer Kelly Harms hired as new Corporate Officer C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor
There’s a new face at Kimberley City Hall beginning today. The City announced in a press release Friday that Kelly Harms has accepted the position of Corporate Officer for the
City. He replaces longtime Corporate Administrative Officer George Stratton who retired at the end of April. Prior to accepting the position in Kimberley, Harms was president of Clarus Information and Privacy Assoc., a company that, among other services, provided assessment of information access and protection of privacy policies and procedures, to ensure governments and orga-
nizations identified as “public bodies” are in compliance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Harms also has extensive municipal experience, having worked as Records Coordinator, then Deputy City Clerk for the City of Abbotsford from 2006 to 2011. Harms holds a Masters Degree in Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia.
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In addition, Harms is an accomplished writer, and was a Community Archivist for the Chilliwack Museum & Archives. “Kelly will be a great addition to the Corporate Office at City Hall as well as a great addition to an already progressive and proactive staff who are working hard to make Kimberley a good place to be,“ said Mayor Ron McRae.
Two drug busts in Cranbrook CPL. CHRIS NE WEL
Cocaine and marihuana was seized in two separate drug investigations in Cranbrook on Wednesday, June 4. Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on 3rd Ave South and arrested five people. Cocaine and marihuana was seized and charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance are pending against one person. In a second investigation a 44 year old male from Cranbrook was arrested in a bar on 7th Ave for Trafficking. A search incidental to arrest found a quantity of cocaine and cash. The individual has a record for trafficking and is wanted in Alberta on similar charges. He went before a Judicial Justice of the Peace on June 5 and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance June 16.
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Gordon Terrace wins new tree Kerstin Renner
To celebrate Earth Day this year, Top Crop Garden, Farm & Pet in Cranbrook put together an art contest for elementary school children. The students, ranging in age from 5 to 11 years, were asked to create pictures based on how their school and the earth would be better if they planted a tree. Top Crop received over 100
entries from Cranbrook students with many creative ideas. After much consideration, Chloe Quaife of Stewart Wilson’s Grade 3 class at Gordon Terrace Elementary School was selected as the winner. Top Crop’s Greg Fisher went to Gordon Terrace on Monday, June 2, to share his expertise on trees and their impact on the environment and present Chloe with her prize, a
Greenspire Linden tree donated by Top Crop. The children in the class were able to share in Chloe’s win by helping prepare the ground and soil and plant the tree. A special thank you goes to all the students for their entries and another congratulations to the winner Chloe Quaife for her drawing and passion to green her community.
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It took him a little longer to get here than originally planned, but he finally arrives this week. Kenny Rogers, one of the top Country artists of all time, brings his “Through the Years” tour to Cranbrook this week, Wednesday, June 11. The show was originally scheduled for last February, but had to be postponed and rescheduled. The show at Western Financial Place will feature an arrangement where the stage faces the side seating, rather than end to end, as was the arrangement for the recent Charlie Pride concert. This will make for an up-close-andpersonal evening, and Rogers is looking forward to it.
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“You know, I’d actually rather work those kinds of (smaller) venues, because you can really feel the audience more,” Rogers told the Townsman in an interview in February. “If you work big venues, what you have to do is play to the front two rows and acknowledge the back 10. But this way you get to see everybody — literally. I turn on the house lights from time to time and I get a chance to look around, and see who’s there. It’s fun for me to do that, to pick out people. There’s always someone holding a sign that says ‘Where’s Dolly?’ “It’s a totally different feel, but it’s much more rewarding. There’s a better connection in those conditions, and I just love it.”
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Rogers has had 120 hit singles and sold more than 100 million records over a 50-year career, and he told the Townsman earlier that concert-goers can expect a solid revue of that body of work. “I got about 18 or 19 top 10 records, and I do them all. ‘Lucille,’ ‘Coward of the County,’ ‘Daytime Friends…’ All the ballads: ‘Love the World Away,’ ‘Through the Years,’ ‘She Believes in Me,’ ‘Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town’ … Åll those things, and I’m going to mix some new things in.” And the band that’s accompanying Rogers? “My band has been with me, most of the them, for the better part of 40 years. And they’re great players and good friends, and they just get better every time we go out.” Also appearing with Rogers on Wednesday is Canadian Country musician Charlie Major. Rogers’ “Through the Years 2014 World tour, with special guest Charlie Major, touches down at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, on Wednesday this week, June 11. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Western Financial Place box office, by phone at 250-426-SEAT, or online at www.tickets.cranbrook.ca
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Kimberley teachers on the line Friday, again this Wednesday Teachers vote this week on escalating job action C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor
Kimberley students will be out of school one day again this week as rotating strikes by the BC Teachers Federation roll on. Wednesday, June 11 is the day chosen by the BCTF for the Rocky Mountain School District, so parents will have to make alternate child care arrangements on that date. Friday was a busy day on the picket lines for Kimberley teachers as they took part in the second week of rotating strikes. Those on the line at McKim received a supporting visit from Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, who taught at McKim himself 24 years ago. “It is obvious that this government has an agenda on public education,” Macdonald said. Down at Maryville Elementary, teachers and CUPE support workers were joined by Jim Sinclair and BC Federation of Labour delegates for a noon
Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald dropped by to support teachers on the picket line at McKim School Friday. time rally. BCFL representatives were attending a regional labour conference at the Kimberley Conference Centre. Teachers are also voting today and tomorrow on whether to escalate to a full scale strike after the Labour Relations Board ruled last week that the 10
per cent pay cut imposed by the employer was legal. BC Teachers Federation President Jim Iker said Friday that the union’s strike fund was getting low on cash. Union members are currently paid $50 for each strike day, but the fund is expected to dry up before too much longer.
However, Iker said he didn’t believe that would affect the vote this week, which he expects teachers will overwhelmingly support. Meanwhile Education Minister Peter Fassbender promised that full-scale strike or not, final exams will be delivered and marked for graduating
students, although he has not yet outlined how that would be accomplished. There has been some movement in bargaining although not enough to stop the job action. The latest BCTF wage proposal is a total increase of 9.75 per cent over four years, plus cost-of-liv-
ing adjustments in each year depending on inflation. The BCTF has estimated that with inflation, the total increase would be 12.75 per cent. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing the province’s 60 school districts, has proposed a 7.5 per cent wage increase
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over six years, and recently added a $1,200 signing bonus for an agreement by the end of the school year. At the same time, teachers face the 10 per cent pay cut for their job action. With files from Tom Fletcher Black Press
Cranbrook’s East Hill property for sale $10 million sought for Summit West lands that were the subject of 2009’s boundary expansion referendum in Cranbrook Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff
The property to the east of Cranbrook that was the subject of a 2009 referendum is for sale. The City of Cranbrook held a referendum in 2009 seeking residents’ permission to expand the city’s boundaries to include the Summit West property on Cranbrook’s east hill. Now the 2,400 acre property is for sale with a $10 million asking
price. Real estate broker Shawn Hansen of Hansen Land Company, a High River, Alberta based firm, said the previous owners feel the time is right to sell the property. “It’s a group of fellows who own it, and they own other businesses and companies. They just feel that it’s time to dispose of the lands. The timing is right for their group,” said Hansen. He said that the economic climate has improved since the property was last up for re-zoning at the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors in December 2011. “There was an application made several years ago that didn’t get completed. The owners have indicated to me that the timing is different and better now,” said Hansen.
A rezoning application by Summit West received first reading at the RDEK board in October 2011. The application was for the first two phases of the project, which would have created 78 lots for single family dwellings. Principal owner Sheldon Isaman presented the proposal to the board. “I respected the democratic process and results that indicated that the City of Cranbrook did not want to have jurisdiction over these lands and since then we have been working with regional district staff, the public, and professional consultants to further refine the development proposal. The result is what you see before you today,” said Isaman in 2011. However, Interior Health lodged a negative review of the proposal in December 2011.
“This proposal creates a type of urban sprawl which is associated with negative public health outcomes. Research has shown the negative impact of urban sprawl on physical activity opportunities. Physical inactivity often leads to obesity which is directly related to chronic diseases such as: type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers,” wrote Pam Moore, who works for Interior Health out of Kelowna. “Interior Health endorses the concept that the built environment influences transportation choices and by association, population health. This proposal specifically … is too remote from any transit route for transit to be a viable option, is too remote from any amenities such as schools or food stores to encourage physical activities such as walking or cycling,
(and) its remote location depends on vehicle use and will result in increased vehicle emissions.” The board, which had been newly elected in November 2011, voted 11 to 4 in favour of referring the application back to staff to continue working with the developer. The 2,400 acre property is located east of Cranbrook, between the Community Forest and Highway 3 in Mayook. In November 2009, Cranbrook headed to the polls to vote on whether the city’s boundaries should be expanded to include the Summit West property on the East Hill. The contentious referendum came down with 2,616 votes opposed to the expansion, and 2,581 votes in favour.
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The Way it Was Kimberley, 1955 Courtesy of the Kimberley Heritage Museum Archives
Kimberley News June 9, 1955 Largest Class To Graduate
A successful meet in Nelson for Kimberley SeaHorse Swimmers. Back row left to right: Dana Ostermann, Jeremy Woods – bronze aggregate medal, Jackson Sorensen – Gold aggregate medal, Jessica Woods – Gold aggregate medal, Tye Reid – Bronze aggregate medal, David Howe, Megan Howe, Hannah Doerksen, Front row left to right: Hayley Kopecky, Harrison Effray, Trent Walkley, Brooklyn Burki – Silver aggregate medal, Missing: Jordan Harris and Kylie Acford.
Street Angel program recognized in film Arne Petryshen and Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff
A Cranbrook-based program that provides support for people living on the street has been recognized provincially and documented in a short film. The four-minute documentary was made possible by Community Action Initiative, explained Shannon Girling-Hebert, administrator of quality assurance and service integration at Street Angel, during a presentation to the Regional Dis-
trict of East Kootenay board of directors on Friday, June 6. “We have been funded by the Community Action Initiative for Operation Street Angel. We were awarded the gold standard. So they sent a professional film crew out to film Operation Street Angel,” said Girling-Hebert. Operation Street Angel is funded jointly by Interior Health, Community Action Initiative, the Ktunaxa Nation and Teck. The program is open 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, in a
rented space on 14th Avenue North in Cranbrook. Vulnerable people can visit the drop-in centre for a hot meal every day except Wednesday – when the Salvation Army offers a free meal – as well as laundry and shower services, computers, access to a nurse practitioner and mental health clinicians, and other support provided by Street Angel’s 50 partners in the Cranbrook area. “We have between 80-100 clients eating on a busy night,” said Girling-Hebert. See STREET, page 5
The largest class in the history of the McKim High School will receive diplomas symbolic of the end of their school life Friday night at graduation exercises in the school auditorium. Fifty seven young men and women will come before School inspector Ivan Jeffery to receive a handshake and the best wishes of the school authorities for their future. On their behalf, Ray Turner will voice the feelings of the graduates as they leave school to begin life in a larger sphere. The Rotary high School Band will be on hand as will representatives of a number of organizations which donate scholarships each year. While the names of those who will have their advanced education helped by scholarships are known to authorities, it has been a well kept secret and it is probable there will be the same element of surprise when the names of the fortunate ones are announced at Friday’s colourful exercises. Principal scholarships are the P.T.A. Fine Arts Scholarship worth $175; the I.O.D.E. Scholarship of $100 for general proficiency; the high-
ly sought after Lions Club $250 scholarship in commercial, technical and vocational fields; the Local 651, I.U.M.M. & S. $300 scholarship; Kimberley Nurses’ Chapter $75 scholarship for those intending to pursue a nursing career; the Women’s Liberal Association’s $50 teacher training award; the Scandinavian Sisterhood award for proficiency in English; and the Legion award of $50 to a son or daughter of a veteran. Parents of the graduates will be guests at the graduation banquet to be held Friday evening prior to the exercises and also at the dance that follows. The general public has been cordially invited to participate in the graduation ceremonies which are scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. The young ladies and men will be taking their leave of school life this week are: Carole Aikins, Bette Ann Alcock, Carol Annesley, Carmen Bet, Norma Bradford, Ronald brown, Hugh Cassidy, Judith Chisholm, Shirley Edwards, Bernard Engstrom, Mary Lou Faulds, Chester Gris, Allen Handley, Rita Howse, Terry Jeffrey, William Jenks, Bea Lou Joe, Garland Joe, Glen Johnston, Cynthia jones, Vernon Kuntz, Ray Lundstrom, Ruth Markstrom, Tom Masich, Joan miller, Ellen Mitchell, Donna Pat Morrison,
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WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE AQUATIC CENTRE CLOSED (JUNE 16 – JULY 1, 2014) The pool located in Western Financial Place will be closed to all public use from June 16 to July 1, 2014 for annual maintenance work. The pool will reopen at 6:30am on Wednesday July 2, 2014. If you have questions or would like more information, please call Leisure Services at 250-489-0220. The City of Cranbrook apologizes for any inconvenience.
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2013 ANNUAL REPORT The City of Cranbrook 2013 Annual Report will be presented to Council for consideration at the Special Meeting on June 23, 2014 at 3:00pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. The 2013 Annual Report will be available for public review on the City website www.cranbrook.ca or can be picked up after 1:00pm on June 6, 2014 at the reception desk at City Hall. This notice is published in accordance with Section 99 of the Community Charter.
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Street Angel program recognized in film the last few years. It has really become a place of community. It’s not just for the aboriginal community – it’s for people in need in Cranbrook. “The nurse practitioner has become access to medical services that otherwise would
not have been available to people with the doctor shortages that are going on. They intervene and help people get to the hospital who need treatment and help move them through the system in the hospital.
“They really are a model that I hope will be exported to the rest of B.C. and Canada.” You can view the Operation Street Angel documentary, “Reaching the Risky”, at www.vimeo.com/94447483.
2014 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES Property Tax Notices for the City of Cranbrook have now been mailed to all property owners on record. If you have not already received your notice, please contact City Hall at (250)-426-4211 so that a copy may be forwarded to you. Taxes are due on July 2, 2014, after which time a 10% penalty will be added to any unpaid current taxes. Home Owner Grants may be claimed even if current taxes are not paid in full. Penalties apply to Home Owner Grants not claimed by July 2, 2014. If you are participating in the pre-authorized payment program, please note that the prepayment amount on your tax notice includes the May 15th and June 15th payments. As your prepayment amounts were based on an estimate there may still be a balance owing. To avoid a penalty, please review your Tax Notice carefully and make sure you pay any outstanding balance prior to July 2, 2014. To help you avoid the last minute rush, we accept post-dated cheques. We also accept Interac Debit Card payments. Payment may also be made by telephone/pc banking and through most financial institutions. You must still claim the Home Owner Grant at City Hall or online via the link on the www.cranbrook.ca website. Vimeo.com
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This still is from the documentary “Reaching the Risky”, about Cranbrook’s Operation Street Angel. From Page 4 Girling-Hebert said when Street Angel first started in 2010, it was to provide services to Ktunaxa citizens who were off-reserve and residing in the Cranbrook area. “The directors wanted something for people living in the Cranbrook area as a result of three Ktunaxa deaths in Cranbrook on the streets,” she said. “It quickly became clear that there were a lot more people than Ktunaxa citizens out there and a lot more people than Aboriginal people.” Now Operation Street Angel is searching for a new building to hold the drop-in centre as it has outgrown the current location. “We are hoping that we will have a new building as well as an
emergency and transitional facility with beds until we can place people in appropriate housing,” said Girling-Hebert. Every day Street Angel helps vulnerable people in life-saving ways. She gave one powerful example. “Yesterday we received a call from a young man with a noose around his neck. The staff acted quickly and efficiently and kept him on the line while they got the nurse practitioner on the line with him. They did a reverse lookup, found his address, called 911, and he’s safe.” Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski spoke up about the impact Street Angel has had in the city. “I just want people to really understand how important Street Angel has been to Cranbrook over
The City of Cranbrook is continuing to offer a property tax prepayment plan. Now you can budget your property taxes and avoid the July property tax “blues”. Monthly tax payments are made through your bank by preauthorized debits on the 15th of each month, starting in July 2014 for the 2015 taxation year. Application forms are available from the City Hall Tax Department. If you would like one mailed, please contact us at (250)-426-4211. If you are currently enrolled in the pre-authorized tax payment program, any overpayment on the 2014 property taxes will be applied to the first payment(s) for 2015.
2014 TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAMS You may defer payment of property taxes if you meet the following basic qualifications: • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant having lived in British Columbia for at least one year; and • registered owner of the property, and the property is your principal residence Specific Program eligibility requirements: Regular Deferment Program • 55 years or older, or widow/widower, or a person with a disability as defined by Regulation; and • 25% equity position in your home (based on the 2014 BC Assessment property value) Families with Children Deferment Program • Sign a declaration that you are financially supporting a child under the age of 18 at any time during the calendar year; and • 15% equity position in your home (based on the 2014 BC Assessment property value)
The Way it Was From Page 4 Katherine Moore, John Murphy, Lynne McFarlane, Lois McQuarrie, Harvey Nash, Bob Nesbitt, Shirley Nicholson, Ilene Neilson, Ray Ohnstad, Lynn Oliver, James O’Neill, Ross Patterson, Morris Quinn, Warren Robertson, Mervyn Ronquist, Catherine Ross, Eleanor Russell, Annette Sanche, Jill Scholfield, Eanes Simpson, Paul Smith, Bob Smith, Trudy Stevenson, Ray Turner, Bob
Weir, Mary Wightman, Eric Williams, Norma Woods, Terry Wright and Douglas Zentner.
Maybe Leashes For Our Dogs
A perennial problem in Kimberley – dogs running at large – is in the news again. “Our dog population seems to be on the increase again”, commented mayor Cliff Swan to his council Tuesday night. “Some means of curbing their activities
will have to be found and putting them on a leash seems to be the only solution.” Until ways are found of dealing with the nuisance, the city’s dog catcher will be instructed to keep on the prowl. It will be remembered that a few years ago council submitted a bylaw covering for stricter regulation of dogs to the electorate but the city’s canine lovers turned down the measure.
NOTE: Before applying for any of these tax deferment programs, you must pay all penalties, interest, previous years’ property taxes, and utility charges, as these charges cannot be deferred. For more information on these programs, please contact the Tax Department at (250) 426-4211.
2014 HOME OWNER GRANT The City of Cranbrook is pleased to announce that you can once again claim your Home Owner Grant online. This feature is available by logging on to the City’s website at www.cranbrook.ca and following the link to the Grant Application form. The eHOG password to access the form is found in the address portion at the top left-hand side of your 2014 tax notice. IMPORTANT: Please read the instructions on the City’s website before proceeding to the Grant application form.
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Smile at a cop today Suddenly it makes the national news Canada breathed a huge sigh of relief late Thursday evening as the news broke for all the wrong reasons and RCMP out of Moncton that a young man (whose members are tasked with protecting an name we will not dignify by publishing), entire community from an armed man, wanted for the death of three RCMP Offi- while dealing with the fact that three of cers, had been arrested without further their own have already fallen. No doubt, police officers who are postloss of life. ed to Moncton expect to The nation had held its deal with the variety of collective breath, along crime that is present in with those in the city of every Canadian city. Just Moncton, through the long as those posted to Kimberhours when the gunman Carolyn ley and Cranbrook expect was on the loose after his the same. deadly rampage directed Grant And they deal with at police officers. In the plenty. Police officers rouend the Mounties got their man, who was arrested without a shot tinely meet up with the worst society has to offer — stepping into domestic disbeing fired. But shots could have been fired, had putes, bar fights, drug deals and more. It been fired, and the police officers in has to wear on you, constantly seeing the Moncton carried out their task with pro- worst. But more than that, police officers go fessionalism and dedication in the face of overwhelming grief and obvious danger. I out every day and night knowing that am sure every RCMP officer across the what happened in Moncton could hapcountry feels very, very proud to have the pen anywhere. They don’t expect it, but the knowledge is there. And so is the right to wear that red serge suit today. The RCMP has had some terrible press training. What unfolded before our eyes in recent years, and I am not going to on national television last week was a argue for one second that some of it look at highly trained individuals doing what their jobs demanded — complete wasn’t deserved. But... look at what they did last week. attention to the task at hand no matter the Look where it happened and look how emotions. Let’s face it — a lot of people don’t they handled it. Sleepy, peaceful Moncton, which bears the title of the most po- have overwhelmingly positive feelings towards police. When we see a cruiser we lite city in Canada.
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tend to tense up, perhaps curse at its presence and hope they didn’t notice we were going slightly over the speed limit. Side bar: They probably noticed. What we don’t feel is gratitude, or even an appreciation of how difficult the work of a police officer is. We certainly don’t think that the officer left home knowing he or she might not return. I doubt the police officers themselves consciously acknowledge that thought every time they put on the uniform. But acceptance of the uniform means acceptance of that fact. If something awful unfolds, police are out there trying to deal with it while we take shelter in our homes. Just once in a while we should think about that. If any good can come out of last week’s horrible events, let it be an increased appreciation for the front line that is out there every day and night dealing with mostly negative, sometimes life-threatening situations. The next time you see a police officer, RCMP or otherwise, give them a smile, a wave. Even if you’re getting a traffic ticket, be nice about it. As last week proved, they are not the enemy. They are most often the last line of defence. Let’s try to remember to be grateful for that. Carolyn Grant is Editor of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin
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Dear Mr. Bennett: I am writing to you about a serious situation that has many of the residents in the Cranbrook area very concerned. As you are probably aware, there is a Doctor shortage in our City and now we have been informed we will be short another three doctors. The first is Dr. Rina Fourie of the Associate Medical Clinic who I understand is relocating to Manitoba, the second is Dr. Bob Cutler who is retiring from the F.W. Green Clinic, and finally, the third doctor is Dr. Buchar, also of the F.W. Green Clinic, who is relocating her practice to Kimberley. No one can deny a person from moving or retiring, but I believe that with this upcoming shortage of our health care givers that we are now in a crisis situation. We received our letters of notice this past week from Dr. Cutler/Buchar’s office and were also informed that at this time there is no availability from the remaining family doctors at the F.W. Green Clinic to take on Dr. Cutler/Buchar’s existing patients. The letter also states that we will have to receive all medical care at the Emergency Department of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. I’m sure that you are aware that our Hospital Emergency Department is neither large enough nor properly equipped to handle the kind of volume which is about to be bestowed upon it. I can only imagine what the Emergency Department will be like – hours and hours and hours of waiting for something perhaps as simple as getting a prescription filled! Mr. Bennett, since your first days as MLA for the East Kootenay you have many accomplishments that I do not
need to list in this letter; your reputation for getting the job done for the area residents has always been remarkable, but if there was ever a time where we are about to see some very dark days, it is now. Your constituents need all your resources to help us all get past the next days, months and perhaps years that are about to fall on many residents of the Cranbrook area requiring medical care and attention. Bob Davis Cranbrook
Mr. Matheson disputes my statement that B.C.’s per pupil funding is $1,000 below the national average. According to Statistics Canada’s (2013) Summary Elementary and Secondary School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, between September 2007 and June 2011, B.C.’s per pupil funding fell drastically from $73 above to $988 below the national average. While Mr. Matheson states that his figure of $750 below the national average is skewed by the higher costs in the territories, he cannot dispute that the drastic drop in B.C.’s funding relative to the national average indicates an undeniable about-face in the importance our government places on its public education system. Mr. Matheson’s figure of $80,582 as the average salary for B.C. teachers is perplexing. With a master’s degree and 22 years of teaching experience, I am in the highest salary category in our school district, at $79, 574. First-year teachers with the minimal educational requirements earn $42,893. These are fairly representa-
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tive of salaries around the province. Every single teacher would have to have their master’s degree and the maximum number of years of teaching experience for the B.C. teachers’ average salary to approach the one cited by Mr. Matheson. Here are the facts: depending on their years of teaching experience and degree of education, BC teachers’ salaries range from the 9th to 12th lowest in Canada. Mr. Matheson describes education as one of the only sectors that has suffered no funding cutbacks. It is true that provincial education funding has not changed for the last three years and will remain capped for another three years if the government’s funding freeze is implemented. This would be good news in a world without inflation, but ongoing rises in costs mean there are fewer funds available for educational services. For example, in order to cover costs arising from the 3.4 per cent inflation rate between 2011 and 2013, funding should have increased by $22 million. Finally, Mr. Matheson criticizes teachers for bargaining for class size and composition, instead of focussing on “traditional” issues, like wages. I am hopeful that the majority of B.C. citizens do not feel this way. Teachers advocate for children because we have a close up view of the effects of underfunding on children’s learning. In past bargaining rounds, we gave up salary increases in order to ensure adequate learning conditions were provided. Surely our inclusion of students’ needs in bargaining should be commended and not attacked. Barb Ryeburn Cranbrook
Gas: the other pipeline showdown
he prospect of piping diluted heavy oil across northern B.C. and loading it in tankers has generated significant genuine protests, as well as bursts of celebrity nonsense, rent-a-stunts and instant online petitions. Natural gas pipelines and export terminals, on the other hand, are generally accepted by the public. Premier Christy Clark staked her political future on developing liquefied natural gas exports, and pulled off an upset election win that not even Clark expected. Most of the heat she’s taken on that is focused on her extravagant predictions that LNG will pay off the debt and maybe even get rid of our sales tax. But as I predicted 18 months ago, there’s a shift in the target of professional protesters to natural gas. A reminder of that awaited me on a morning walk to the B.C. legislature during the last week of the May session. At the front gate stood a young woman in a bikini top and shorts, her skin smeared with a dark material, presumably to simulate crude oil. She waved to passing traffic, stretching a banner promoting a website for the “Unist’ot’en camp.” Legislature security intervened to clear the entry walkway before I could ask the
protester who was paying her. The fundraising website she was promoting hadn’t been updated since March, but this isn’t the first time this camp has been promoted here. Chevron’s Burnaby oil refinery was also targeted May 30 by protesters who locked themselves to a gate with bicycle locks and chains. They also cited the Unist’ot’en camp and their aim to stop the Pacific Trails pipeline. BC Views The camp came to my Tom attention last summer, when it was promoted by Fletcher one of Victoria’s chronic anarchist protesters, a woman who goes by the name Zoe Blunt. Blunt and other southern protesters documented their trip north to support the camp’s stated goal, to stop the Pacific Trails gas pipeline, planned to supply the Chevron-Apache liquefied natural gas terminal near Kitimat. The camp is on Crown land near Smithers. It was established at the end of a one-lane bridge by two members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. While that community’s elected council maintains a respectful relationship with the B.C. government, the splinter group that backs the camp has confrontation in mind. The Unist’ot’en website is a jumble of demands and claims that alternates between the Pacific Trails gas pipeline and
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Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal. Like the woman at the legislature, if you want it to be against oil, it’s against oil. A clearer picture of this situation is provided by a relentless blogger named Greg Renouf, who specializes in investigating protesters across Canada. His blog, www.genuinewitty.com, should be required reading for reporters who are presented with slick banners and posturing protesters. Renouf follows the money as well as the familiar faces who pop up at protest after protest. In April he reported that the increasingly militant Council of Canadians is supporting the Unist’ot’en camp, along with what he describes as “a host of NGOs, unions, militant anarchists and professional protesters.” They include Harsha Walia, who organized violent protests against the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Meanwhile in the real world, TransCanada Corp. announced last week its subsidiary NovaGas Transmission has signed an agreement with Chevron and Apache for a gas pipeline that will connect to Pacific Trails. It’s one of four gas pipelines TransCanada has in development for what is planned to be the biggest industrial investment in B.C. history. They can smear it with oil, but gas is the protest industry’s latest target. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.
Municipal Pension Retirees Assoc, (MPRA) meeting: Mon June 9, 10:45 a.m., Heritage Inn Hotel, 803 Cranbrook St. N. Guest speaker: Kathleen Murphy, Healthy Lifestyle Through Healthy Eatin. No Host Luncheon. 12:00 Noon. Cranbrook & Distric Arts Council Meeting June 11th, Library Manual Training Bldg, 7:00pm. 250-426-4223 firstname.lastname@example.org June 11: Kimberley Garden Club June member garden tours start. Meet at 822 Rotary Drive at 6:30 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola 250-427-1947 Old English Car Club – Display of 3 English cars in the Tamarack Mall, June 13 & 14 during mall hours. Everyone welcome! Come see what we are all about. Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmers’ Market, starting Saturday, June 14th and held every Saturday morning throughout the summer at the Baynes Lake Community Centre. Hours: 9:00am to 12:30 pm. For more information, phone 1-250-429-3519 SOCIAL ~ Dance to Chapparal at the Cranbrook Seniors HALL, June 14, 7 pm. All are welcome. Refreshments served. Admission 10. Call 250.426.4826 The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library presents “Leftover Craft Supply Sale.” All crafters are ending up with an overabundance of supplies and are wondering what to do with it. June 14, 2014 at the Manual Training Center adjacent to the Library. For table reservation: Kelly Widmer, 250-426-3638. All Saints Anglican Church Altar Guild will host a Spring Luncheon on Saturday, June 14th 11:30 am – 2:00pm. Soup, buns, desserts and Silent Auction. 360 Leadenhall St, Kimberley. Father’s Day Hike - Sunday June 15. Leaders Ellen and Dan Chase 427-5517. Meet at the Campground Entrance at 1:00 pm for a 3 hour moderate hike that explores Shapeshifter and Hoodoo View Trails looping back via Jimmy Russell Road. 2014 FREE FAMILY SWIM Wednesday, June 18th, 6:00-7:00pm is sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart. Persons 18 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Geology in the Nature Park - Saturday June 28, Leader Ralph Rudser - 427-1590. Join a professional geologist for this informative 3 hour hike. Meet at 9:00 am at the Matthew Creek turnoff to arrange car pooling and rides. Bring water & snack.
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 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 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 email@example.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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Tonalist upsets Triple Crown quest, wins Belmont Stakes NEW YORK - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years. California Chrome finished far back in a tie for fourth. The result means the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion in history will be extended. California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza lost the 1 1/2-mile race on a hot day at Belmont Park, where tens of thousands of fans were packed in hoping to see history. It was not to be, leaving Affirmed as the most recent Triple Crown winner in 1978. “I thought he was gaining ground, but he didn’t have it in him, apparently,” co-owner Steve Coburn said immediately after the race. He complained that some of the horses sat out some races, and were entered just to knock out California Chrome. “It’s all or nothing. This is not fair to these horses and to the people that believe in them. This is the coward’s way out.” California Chrome broke quickly but was pressed immediately by Commissioner and General a Rod. Espinoza eased California Chrome back into third along the rail. Associated Press
Heat post 98-96 victory, even series with Spurs SAN ANTONIO - No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just as they always do in the playoffs. “Obviously, having No. 6 in the game at the end was a plus for us,” Dwyane Wade said. James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 Sunday night. Chris Bosh made the go-ahead 3-pointer on a pass from James with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the post-season. Just like last year, they rebounded after losing Game 1 to the Spurs. Bosh had 18 points for the Heat, who are headed home for Game 3 Tuesday night. James played more than 37 minutes, making 14 of 22 shots. He was 1 for 4 with three turnovers in a shaky first quarter, then made 11 of his next 13. Associated Press
Cardinals silence Blue Jays for second straight game with 5-0 win TORONTO - Left-hander Jaime Garcia pitched seven strong innings and Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta hit home runs as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Sunday. It was the second consecutive 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays for the Cardinals after they lost the opener of the three-game series on Friday. Garcia (2-0), who started the season on the disabled list after shoulder surgery ended his 2013 season, allowed three hits and three walks and struck out four in his fifth start of the year. The walks were the first he has allowed this season. Right-hander Pat Neshek replaced Garcia in the eighth inning and right-hander Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth. Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison (4-4) allowed five runs on six hits, including two home runs, in three innings, his shortest start of the season. Canadian Press
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Connor Armstrong makes it home to score a run for the Cranbrook Bandits during an 11-9 win over the visiting Libby Loggers on Saturday afternoon at Confederation Park
Bandits make it a clean sweep Cranbrook team picks up four wins in American Legion baseball action this weekend TRE VOR CR AWLEY Sports Editor
The Cranbrook Bandits made it a sweep for their home-opener this weekend, defeating the Libby Loggers twice during a double-header on Saturday afternoon at Confederation Park. In the first game, the Bandits erased a 9-4 deficit, coming back to win 11-9 after seven innings. They followed it up with a 14-5 victory in an immediate rematch. Libby scored six runs in the third inning, adding up to a six-run lead over the Bandits. However, the Bandits came back with a monster inning of their own in the fifth, scoring seven runs to complete the comeback and take the win. Both Jake Bromley and Brenden Bird had a pair of RBI’s, while Connor Armstrong, Cedar Kemp and Kei Chlopan also brought runners home. Bromley, Bird and Chlopan scored two runs each, while Devon Marra, Brandon Ouilette, Rylan D’Etchevery, Armstrong and Tyler Thorn also put the Bandits up on the board. Kemp and Chlopan shared the majority of pitching duties, while Marra went up on the mound for roughly one inning. Chlopan allowed two hits, walked three and struck out three, while Kemp gave up four hits, with one walk and one strikeout. Marra closed it out, with four strikeouts and allowing no hits for the Loggers. Libby went up to an early 3-0 lead, but Chlopan scored on an error, and Bird followed up soon after, making it across home plate on a wild pitch from third base. In the second, Bromley scored from third base off a wild pitch, and Chlopan brought Armstrong home for a 4-3 lead at the bottom
of the inning. That’s when the wheels fell off a bit. The Loggers scored six runs, taking advantage of some good hits and some defensive errors by the Bandits for a commanding 9-4 lead heading into the top of the fourth. However, Cranbrook tightened up afterwards, and didn’t allow a run for the rest of the game. The team then rallied for a monster inning of their own, scoring seven runs in the fifth for a 11-9 lead, with both sides holding each other off the board for the rest of the game.
The two teams immediately went back at it for a rematch, and it was the Bandits that built up a lead this time and didn’t look back to earn a 14-5 win. Cranbrook scored seven runs in the second inning, and four in the third, constructing a 12-5 lead heading into the fifth. Ouilette and Chlopan both had big games with the bats, hitting three RBI’s apiece. Bird also brought home two runners, while Thorn, Armstrong, and Marra also made hits that allowed the Bandits to score.
The Bandits went to work on offence with 17 hits, and everyone, save for one, scored a run for the team over the course of the game. Ouilette and Kemp shared pitching duties—both allowed four hits, but threw for two strikeouts. Following their home action, the Cranbrook team headed down to Whitefish on Sunday and extended their winning streak with another pair of wins against the Glacier ‘B’ team. It was a blowout in the first game, as the Bandits scored often and early to win 14-0 after five innings. The Glaciers picked up their socks in the rematch, but the Bandits came out on top of an 8-4 decision. After three innings in the first game, the Bandits were up nine runs, taking advantage of some solid hits, passed balls and defensive errors from their hosts. Cranbrook added five more runs in the fourth to round out the final score at 14-0. Marra pitched a shutout, with no runs on four hits while throwing six strikeouts. Marra followed up with another big effort in the second game of the double-header, both at bat and on the mound, leading the Bandits to an 8-4 win. He hit a triple in the third and doubled in the seventh and also threw four strikeouts and gave up just one hit during two innings. Tyler Thorn pitched four innings, giving up three hits, striking out four and walking three. The Bandits were up 5-0 after three innings before the Glaciers scored twice in the fifth and sixth to make it a one-run game. However, the Cranbrook bats went to work in the seventh, and the Bandits posted 3 runs to pick up the victory.
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Nadal, Sharapova win French Open titles Chris Lehourites Associated Press
PARIS - At the French Open, there’s just no one better than Rafael Nadal. The “King of Clay” proved that again on Sunday, winning the title at Roland Garros for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his winning streak at the clay-court major to 35 straight. He also became the first man to win the same Grand Slam title nine times. “For me, playing here in Roland Garros is just unforgettable, forever,” Nadal said on court. But it didn’t look too good at the start for the top-seeded Spaniard. Djokovic won the first set and looked to be in control of nearly every point. The combination of Nadal finding his range and the heat on court, however, started
to take its toll on the second-seeded Serb. Both players used ice-filled towels to cool themselves during changeovers, but Djokovic also looked like he vomited a bit as he was heading for the first changeover in the fourth set. Djokovic also appeared out of sorts in the third set. Trailing 3-0, he wobbled as he went to take his seat on the bench for the changeover. And in the final set, with Nadal leading 5-4, Djokovic poured cold water on his head and on each forearm in an effort to cool off. “It’s normal that you have ups and downs. I was just hoping that in the fourth I would be able to come back,” Djokovic said. “I started feeling ... a little bit better, but I wasn’t managing to bring my ‘A’ game when it was most needed in the end of the fourth.” Nadal was broken once in the first set,
once in the second and once again in the fourth. He was able to recover the second two breaks, however, as he started to find his range on Court Philippe Chatrier, the stadium Nadal calls his favourite place in the world to play. He ended up breaking Djokovic to win the second set, and then again to win the third and yet again to win the fourth. On match point, Djokovic double-faulted for the third time. Nadal dropped to his knees before shaking hands with Djokovic and then climbing into the crowd to celebrate with his team. Sharapova wins women’s title PARIS - With red clay still staining her shoes and socks, Maria Sharapova is already getting ready for the toughest transition in tennis. Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years on
Saturday, beating Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros. It’s her fifth Grand Slam title overall and it comes 10 years after her first, which she won on the grass of Wimbledon. “Doesn’t matter,” Sharapova said, already thinking ahead to the next few weeks. “Wimbledon is right around the corner, and that’s what I’ll be working for.” Clay is the slowest surface on the tennis circuit, and the one that used to give Sharapova the most trouble. Before her shoulder surgery in 2008, she had won each of the other three major titles once, but she struggled on the clay in Paris, once famously referring to herself as a “cow on ice” when playing on the surface. But now 27 and the owner of two French Open titles, those days are behind her. Sharapova is 20-1 over the last three years at Roland Garros, and has won 20 straight three-set
CFL, CFLPA reach tentative agreement Dan R alph Canadian Press
TORONTO - A tentative agreement has been reached in the CFL labour dispute, averting a possible players’ strike. According to a source, the league and its players reached an agreement in principle Saturday on a new contract after two days of bargaining with the help of a mediator. The union’s executive committee presented the deal to team reps during a four-plus hour conference call Saturday night, the source said. There was no immediate word on when there would be a ratification vote for either the league or CFLPA. The source said the agreement calls for a $5-million salary cap.
Although the exact term of the deal wasn’t immediately known, the source said earlier Saturday the two sides had discussed a four-year contract that called for cap increases of $50,000 annually. However, the source added that after the league and union ended their formal talks in the afternoon, two additional options were brought in to play prior to the conference call with player reps: a contract covering five years or five plus a one-year option. The CFL Players’ Association had initially wanted a $6.24-million cap before amending its demand to $5.2 million. Last year, the CFL salary cap was $4.4 million. Players will also reportedly receive signing bonuses of $7,500
for veterans and $1,500 for rookies. The CFL minimum salary also increases $5,000 to $50,000, something the two sides had agreed to earlier. The league did get a major concession from the union on the gross revenue formula that would trigger the renegotiation of the cap or entire collective agreement. The players, who initially wanted the CBA to include revenue sharing, had called for the cap or entire agreement to be renegotiated if league revenues increased by more than $18 million - excluding the Grey Cup - in the third year of the deal. The CFL wanted that figure to be $27 million and the union ultimately agreed.
Rafael Nadal won his ninth French Open title on Sunday. matches on the surface. None of that matters now, though, because it’s time to turn her attention to Wimbledon, the site of her first major title and the focus of her hopes for a sixth. “I don’t care what my
results were in the past. You start from a clean slate,” Sharapova said, looking ahead to the tournament that starts on June 23 at the All England Club in southwest London. “That’s how I go into
LOS ANGELES - If you want to bury the Los Angeles Kings, you better dig a deep hole and bring a lot of nails. Because they’re coming back at you. Captain Dustin Brown accounted for the latest Houdini-like escape, scoring at 10:26 of double overtime Saturday night as the Kings rallied to defeat New York 5-4 and leave the Rangers in a 2-0 hole in the Stanley Cup final. The Los Angeles captain ended the second-longest night in Kings history (the longest was 31:40 of
overtime against Chicago on June 8, 2013) by tipping in a Willie Mitchell shot from the point. The Kings become the first team in Stanley Cup playoffs history to overcome a two-goal deficit to win three consecutive games. They also did it in Game 7 of the Western Conference final in Chicago (a 5-4 OT win) and Game 1 of the Cup final (3-2 OT). They have gone 7-0 in elimination games during these playoffs. Amazingly the favoured Kings have yet to lead in the Cup final, pulling ahead only in OT both games.
The series switches to Madison Square Garden with games Monday and Wednesday and the odds are heavily on the side of neversay-die Los Angeles, which trailed by two goals on three different occasions Saturday. New York coach Alain Vigneault tried to look for positives. “I think we’ve played close to nine periods now. For the most part I’ve liked a lot of things about our game,” he said. “Our guys are trying real hard. We’re going to continue to try. I mean, both games we had opportunities. We didn’t get it done.”
a Grand Slam. I don’t think that I’ve won it before, because when you have the mentality that you’ve won it, then it gets boring. You have to go out there hungry and want to compete for more.”
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Batter up The Cranbrook Bandits got in their first home games of the season, hosting the Libby Loggers for a double-header on Saturday afternoon at Confederation Park. The Bandits made it a sweep, engineering a comeback in their first game to win 11-9 and taking the rematch at 14-5. All photos by Trevor Crawley
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ANNIE’S MAILBOX by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I am 13, and my parents are divorced. I moved in with my father eight months ago, but soon realized that Dad is an alcoholic. We lived in a nice apartment for a while, and he seemed to be doing well, but I had no idea how addicted he was until the landlord evicted us. I moved in with my aunt and will have to move back in with my mother soon. Dad is not my biological father, but he raised me. He’s the only father I’ve known. But I think he’s trying to buy my love. He never leaves me alone and is always telling me how much better things will be. But he’s lying to my face. I happen to know that when he tells me he’s at work, he’s drinking at a bar. I don’t want to discuss it with him. If he wants to be in my life, he has to quit drinking. Otherwise, I’m done with him. Am I wrong? -- Nevada Dear Nevada: Please understand that giving up alcohol is not an easy thing for your father. We are certain he is struggling with it. Nonetheless, you should not be living with him until he can provide a stable, healthy home environment. Please look into Alateen (al-anon.alateen.org) for kids whose parents have alcohol problems. Alateen will provide information, as well as support. Dear Annie: I sent my children to a Christian school so they could get a quality education along with faith and good values. Sadly, it hasn’t been the experience I was wishing for. This school has more bullying than a public school. Bullying is not just saying horrible things to each other or hitting. It also is being left out and not feeling welcome. Kids at this school who are not sports stars or whose families don’t have money are outsiders. The saddest part is that it is not only the students. There are also parents who refuse to acknowledge the less well-off parents at school events. Many children have transferred out of this school because of the bullying. I was taught that you treat others how you want to be treated. Each child is an individual and should be respected as such. I am sure other parents have these same concerns, but no one speaks up. I ask that all parents set a good example for their children and pay attention to what they may or may not be doing. Is your child being a bully? Are you teaching them to judge others by what they look like or how much money they have? Is this your school? -- Sad Parent in Nebraska Dear Nebraska: No school comes with a guarantee that the behavior of the parents and children will be exemplary. Bullying occurs everywhere. It is important that you teach your child how to deal with intimidating behavior from others and that school administrators and teachers are aware of the problem so they can address it. Ultimately, parents must do what is best for their children, and sometimes that means moving them to a different school where they can prosper. Dear Annie: This is for “Hurting Daughterin-Law,” whose in-laws never liked her and have cut off the grandchildren. I married my husband 54 years ago. His parents were not happy and let me know it. My husband said to ignore it, and I tried, but they undermined me, blatantly favored his sister’s children and worked to destroy our marriage. After his parents died, my husband finally admitted that they had kept up an unrelenting stream of criticism about me, hoping we’d divorce. One of my kids is completely alienated from me because of her grandparents’ subtle inferences that I “treated her differently” from her siblings. She was my gentle, insecure baby, and they destroyed her trust. -Wish I Had Left Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to email@example.com, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www. creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM
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2007 Coachman Chaparral, 28’
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NEW, FURNISHED bachelor pad. Private parking, entrance, washroom. No kitchen. Fridge and microwave. $475./mo + utilities. 250-427-6441
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• Bonded fibreglass smooth side travel trailer, 2001T27SL DB, couch/ fridge push out, oak veneer cupboards, lino & carpet floors, queen walk around bedroom, jack (dbl) & jill (sgl)bunk, will sleep 9, big fridge 8 cu.ft., roomy comfortable dining booth with oversize table, 220 watt solar panels, refit 2012 & 13, mint condition, $13000, ph. Kimberley
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-has oven, stove, fridge, microwave -separate shower from toilet & basin walk around queen bed large awning furnace, air conditioning 2nd exit door to outside from bedroom roof redone 2012 equalizer hitch Asking $10,900/obo
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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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Walk around queen bed, 3 bunks, living room slide-out. Winter package. Like new! $19,500
Call Joe at 250-427-7897
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Canada Post cuts home delivery but continues postage-free mail for MPs J oa n B ryd e n Canadian Press
OTTAWA — As Canadians anticipate a future of slogging through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night to get their mail, they can take comfort in knowing their community mail boxes will continue to be stuffed with wads of postage-free political propaganda. And they can congratulate themselves that their tax dollars helped produce and deliver that junk mail. Canada Post has hiked postal rates for regular mail and plans to cut up to 8,000 jobs as it phases out urban home mail delivery over the next five years — all in a bid to reverse the tide of red ink at the money-losing Crown corporation. But one thing isn’t being cut: free parliamentary mailing privileges, known as franking. Canada Post declines to say whether it has given any consideration to ending the practice. Nor has any parliamentarian raised the idea, even as they’re embroiled in controversy over almost 2 million allegedly improper partisan missives mailed, for free, by New Democrat MPs. Under the Canada Post Corporation Act, there is no cost for mailing letters between citizens and their MPs, the governor general, the speakers of the House of Commons and Senate, the parliamentary librarian and the Commons ethics commissioner. As well, MPs can send up to four flyers — known as unaddressed admail, in post office-speak — free of charge to their constituents in each calendar year. And they can send lots more flyers if they want at “a deeply discounted postage rate,’’ according to postal service spokesperson Anick Losier. Losier would not say how much revenue Canada Post could be
earning if it charged politicians the going rate for letters and flyers. But consider that in 2013, the corporation delivered some 6 million franked letters from parliamentarians (not including postage-free mail sent to them from their constituents) and almost 132 million pieces of unaddressed admail. At last year’s regular postal rate of 63 cents, those 6 million letters could have added almost $4 million to cash-strapped Canada Post’s coffers. At the new rate of 85 cents (assuming stamps are bought in packs; it’s now $1 for individual stamps) that’s more than $5 million in forgone revenue. Canada Post receives an annual subsidy of $22 million from the federal government to help defray the cost of free government mail and free mailing of materials for the blind. That subsidy hasn’t changed since 2000, although the corporation argued in 2007 that it fell far short of covering actual costs. It presumably falls even shorter now, seven years later. The Crown Corporation predicted this year that Canada Post and its subsidiaries would lose $274 million before tax in 2014 Among the most vociferous opponents of the move to end home delivery is CARP, an advocacy group for seniors, some of whom still rely on written letters to maintain contact with family and friends but who could have difficulty getting to a community mail box to retrieve them. Finding out they’re losing their home delivery service while politicians continue to send millions worth of postage-free partisan junk mail is “really going to get up their noses,’’ says CARP vice-president Susan Eng.
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Deadline looms for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline D e n e M o o re Canadian Press
VANCOUVER — Some time in the next 10 days, the federal government is supposed to announce its final decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline — the multibillion-dollar political minefield dividing the West. Even detractors expect the federal government to give the $7-billion project the goahead. But the nod from Ottawa would not the crest of the mountain Northern Gateway must climb before the oil — and the money — begin to flow. The path to the British Columbia coast has many hurdles left for Calgary-based Enbridge and its partners. A joint review panel of the National Energy Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency recommended approval of the project six months ago, subject to 209 conditions. “The bottom line is there are 113 conditions that need
to be met before construction can begin. That’s going to take a lot of time,’’ said company spokesman Ivan Giesbrecht. If approved, that would be merely one more step in an ongoing process, Giesbrecht said. “We have a lot of work to be done before we would be able to begin construction.’’ There are also the five applications before the Federal Court for judicial review of the federal panel recommendation, and further court challenges are likely. The opposition of environmental groups was always a given. Expansion of Alberta’s oil sands has become an international target for climate activists. “Approval seems obvious. At the same time, opposition is so strong,’’ said Nikki Skuce, a resident of Smithers, B.C., and a campaigner for the environmental group Forest Ethics Advocacy. “It’s going to be caught up in the courts for years and it’s
going to be ugly on the ground. People are willing to do what it takes.’’ That is no idle threat in a province that saw a decade-long War in the Woods over logging of old growth forests, which ended with new government regulations. And opposition is not limited to environmentalists and First Nations. Another crippling blow to the project came from the residents of Kitimat — the B.C. city with the most to gain as the pipeline terminus — when they voted to reject the project in a non-binding plebiscite. Kitimat is no stranger to industry, born of an aluminum smelter in the 1950s, but for a majority of those who voted the risks outweigh the rewards. Even the provincial government officially opposed the project at review hearings. Victoria appears poised to reverse itself, deploying key ministers to a flurry of recent federal announcements on
marine and pipeline safety. But the Liberal government may be waiting to see which way the political wind is blowing before they change direction. “There’s a question of whether going along with the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline will make LNG development in B.C. more challenging by angering First Nations so adamantly opposed to the oil sands pipeline,’’ said George Hoberg, a professor at the University of British Columbia’s school of forestry and founder of UBCC350, a group pressing for action on greenhouse gas emissions. There is deep resistance in B.C., he said. The product that the pipeline would carry is a hurdle. The pipeline west would transport molasses-like diluted bitumen. Studies and previous spills have found that dilbit sinks in turbulent water conditions.
Manhunt widens for inmates who escaped using helicopter Benjamin Shingler Canadian Press
MONTREAL — The search widened Sunday for three Quebec inmates facing murder charges who used a helicopter to make a brazen escape from jail a day earlier. Authorities were put on alert across the province, in the rest of Canada, and in the United States, said Quebec provincial police. But police offered few details on the manhunt, for fear the escapees could be monitoring media reports. “We have many, many officers who are scattering all the areas possible,’’ said Sgt. Gregory Gomez. “Investigators are, of course, checking every lead.’’ It’s the second helicopter jailbreak in the province in just over a year. Gomez wouldn’t say whether the helicopter had been located or whether they had an idea of where the men had headed. The escapees were identified as Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49. The men fled from the Orsainville Detention Centre barbed wire in suburban Quebec City around 7:45 p.m.
Police have named Serge Pomerleau (left), Denis Lefebvre (right) and Yves Denis as the prisoners who escaped the Orsainville Detention Centre in a helicopter. on Saturday with the help of a green-coloured helicopter. The facility is lined with a series of fences and barbed wire, and features a watch post. The chopper landed in a courtyard of the detention centre then quickly took off again heading west, perhaps toward Trois-Rivieres or Montreal, police said. The three men were originally arrested on drug trafficking and gangsterism charges in 2010, according to police.
Denis is also facing first-degree murder charges, while Lefebvre and Pomerleau are facing charges of murder and conspiracy to murder, according to the Quebec provincial police website. As the search continued Sunday, police added the escapees to the list of Quebec’s 10 most wanted. Police said the men were swept up in a major 2010 police operation called Operation Ecrevisse (Project Cray-
fish), aimed at bringing down a drug trafficking ring in northwestern Quebec. The Orsainville Detention Centre, about 10 kilometres from the centre of Quebec City, can hold up to 710 offenders. In 2010, it was the scene of a fire and a violent skirmish that ended with two inmates dead and another six rushed to hospital. It was also the scene of a riot in February 2008, which was apparently triggered by a smoking ban at the facility. Saturday’s helicopter escape had similarities to another bold jailbreak. Two inmates made a similar break from a St-Jerome, Que., prison in March 2013. A helicopter pilot was forced at gunpoint to fly to the prison on a Sunday afternoon. Two inmates at the facility, which is about 60 kilometres from Montreal, climbed a rope ladder into the hovering helicopter and fled. The two escapees and the two men accused of hijacking the chopper were picked up by police in Mont-Tremblant, about 85 kilometres away, within a few hours of the escape.
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Kimberley Dance Academy Year End Recital
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