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Restaurant Coalition meeting March 26 at Bear’s Eatery C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor

For some months now, a group of restaurant owners having been working with the City of Kimberley and Tourism Kimberley to find better ways to market and promote Kimberley as a ‘foodie town’. The fact is says Mark Raymond of Stone Fire Pizza, there are a disproportionate number of restaurants per capita in Kimberley — more than New York City — and not enough is being done to promote that. “There are more choices in Kimberley than at most of the ski hills around — more than Lake Louise or Panorama or Sun Peaks. M. FRITZ PHOTO/GO KIMBERLEY We’re almost a mini Some of Kimberley’s talented chefs celebrate the formation of the Restaurant Coalition. Back rowMichel Kuhn, Terry from Pedal and Tap, Ryan Doggart. Whistler. Front row, Jaime Gordon, Ruth Ramdin, Rowan from Burrito Grill, Brigitte Franyo, Alanthea Clarkson, and Eric Forbes. See COALITION Page 3

Local grasslands ripe for fire danger TRE VOR CR AWLEY Townsman Staff

It may not feel like wildfire season, but conditions are ripe. According to the Southeast Fire Centre, there were two fires reported near Cranbrook earlier this week that were double-digit sized in hectares, which is being blamed

on the backcountry use of dirt bikes and ATVs. One blaze was an 11-hectare sized event west of Highway 95A, while the second was a 15 hectare fire 10 kilometres north of Cranbrook. Both were contained quickly and are extinguished, according to

Jordan Turner, a Fire Information Officer. “With how dry and dead the grass has been through that area and the windy conditions we had on that day, the fires spread quickly and that’s how they got to that size quite quickly,” said Turner. It’s March—not the typical time

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for fire season, but conditions are hazardous due to the melting snow and that the grass hasn’t greened up yet. “The main issue—earlier this week there hadn’t been a lot of rain for quite a long time and a lot of the snow cover, with the higher temperatures, had gone and since the

grasses in the area hadn’t had the chance to green up and renew for the new year, the grass has been very highly flammable,” said Turner. Turner said the causes was likely recreational activity involving ATVs or dirt bikes. See FIRE, page 3

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The wheel itself was built in 1899 and decommissioned around 1934. It was originally used in gold mining up Perry Creek. It was an overshot mine and at the time the wheel was used to supply power to two pumps that were used in mining in the Kootenay River. “You’ll notice if you come out here and look under the wheel itself and if you go down on the ground, you’ll see there are a couple more other pieces of equipment around it,” he said. “Those are the rest of the gears and rest of the structures that would’ve been used to power the pumps.” He said the wheel is the only remaining water wheel of its type that still exists in the area. “When they found it, it had been sitting in Perry Creek for a long time, so they decided to rescue it,” he said. “It does fall within our interpretive scope in that the whole area was known for gold mining.” The repairs used new wood, so they will be evident for the next few years — until the wood has been weathered. “It will look the same in the long term,” Froggatt said. “We had lots of debates about this wheel, because after all it’s not from Fort Steele. However, being that it’s perched there above the

As you drive past Fort Steele Heritage Town, it’s hard not to marvel at the more than a century old engineering feat that is the water wheel. It stands above the Kootenay River and tells of a bygone era of gold fever and the Wild West. Thanks to a newly built support, which was installed last week, it will be around for years to come. The retrofit of the waterwheel has been in the works for a number of years. Brad Froggatt, manager of Heritage Services at Fort Steele, said the retrofit was badly needed. “We noticed that — since the original structure supporting the wheel was put in in 1965 and it had never been replaced — we had to do an inspection on it,” Froggatt said. “We realized that it was weak and we also noticed that the wheel itself had been listing to one side and rubbing against the frame.” Froggatt said that since the support wasn’t original to the structure, they decided to replace the structure and preserve the wheel, which is the original. The whole wheel was moved to the current site in 1965 — that’s also when the bottom structure was built to hold the wheel.



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Kootenay River, visible as you come down the mountain on Highway 3/95, it’s become an iconic symbol for Fort Steele.” Froggatt said he hopes that they can get some lighting on the wheel so it will be visible at nighttime from the highway. “When you look at it closely, it’s quite an engineering marvel. It’s this huge wooden wheel, with all these scoops on the outside for moving water,” he said. “It’s also braced with long metal rods and supports. It’s really amazing that it’s lasted as long as it has. We don’t find many wooden structures that big anymore.” Froggatt said the process of building the support structure took quite a while. “It took a few months, because the wood had to be milled locally, and it’s hard to find trees that big,” he said. “Everything was measured and pre-cut and brought onsite.” It was all laid out so that it could be assembled immediately once the work started. They worked with local timber framer Dan Higgs and his partner, as well as students from the College of the Rockies timber framing course. On Wednesday, the crews were at the site with two cranes. They lifted the wheel and suspended it while they tore down the old structure and put up the new one. “Luckily the concrete bases and the middle brackets that hold it together were all still stable and they were in good condition,” Froggatt said. They started at 8 a.m. and late Wednesday night it was assembled together with only minor tweaks left to complete. The same crew is working on a new support for the water tower. The funding came through the Province of B.C. heritage branch. “Even though the society runs the park, it is done through a partnership with he province,” he said. “The province technically owns the site.” The project cost around $75,000.

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2015 First Saturday season set for July to October A four month season jampacked with activities C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor

Kimberley’s First Saturday committee is hard at work preparing for the coming summer and have made some decisions concerning how First Saturdays will look this year. The biggest decision is a shortened season. First Saturdays will begin with on July 4 and continue until Oktoberfest. That’s two less Saturdays and more doable for the committee. “It’s economically John Allen/file photo

Frocks on Bikes returns to First Saturday this year.

Coalition aims at marketing From Page 1 “It’s a fabulous amenity we have. And it goes beyond just quantity. Very few of our restaurants are franchises. They are privately owned by those who are passionate about food and the experience they provide customers. “This is very much an u n d e r- a p p r e c i a t e d amenity.” While people see Kimberley as a destination for skiing or golf, what Greg Bradley from the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce calls secondary experiences, such as dining, really make a difference when it comes to overall trip experience. And providing that experience, and marketing it, is why the Kimberley Restaurant Coalition was

born. “The intent is for Kimberley restaurants as a group to benefit from an increased market,” Bradley said. And one of the obvious markets is just down the road in Cranbrook. “The whole foodie experience is pretty on point right now,” Bradley said. “People really care about where food comes from. We offer a really unique dining experience in Kimberley.” Whereas in the past, people may have thought of Kimberley as a ‘schnitzel town’ — and you can still get excellent schnitzel — there is a lot more to offer. “You’ve got the Pedal and Tap, which was featured on the TV show You Gotta Eat Here,” Bradley

said. “There are people who plan trips around the restaurants featured on that show. There’s a ton of excellent dining options for people in Kimberley.” The Restaurant Coalition has only had a couple of meetings thus far, but they are planning one on March 26 at Bears Eatery at 9 a.m. and they hope every restaurant owner in Kimberley will attend. “We’re looking at any and all ways to promote all our restaurants,” said Jaime Gordon of the Green Door. “Food booths at festivals, partnering with local farmers to get people aware of the products we use. We want to tap into Cranbrook, get people here. We’ve even talked about how we could run a free shuttle.” The March 26 meeting

will discuss all the ideas so far and try to come up with new ones, to not only capture the Cranbrook market but Alberta and beyond. “We would like as much participation as possible,” Gordon said. “It’s beneficial for everyone. With more numbers we can get more accomplished.” “We will explore whatever avenues might be available to put Kimberley as a dining destination in the forefront of people’s minds,” Raymond said. If you would like more information about the Kimberley Restaurant Coalition, please email

Grass fires a possibility From Page 1 “Often times those fires can be started by mufflers in poor conditions or a machine that’s been running for a long time and gets heated up and if it goes through grass, it doesn’t take much for those to start up,” he said. However, the fire was reported quickly and initial attack

crews were able to attend right away to contain the blazes. March isn’t a seasonal time for fires, but there is a mix of dangerous conditions, said Turner. “It’s not something that everyone thinks of as being a danger but at this time of year, it certainly is. We’re seeing conditions, especially through that are in the East Kootenays where we don’t usual-

ly see these kind of conditions for another month or so,” He said. “Right now, with the snow cover gone and with very low overnight temperatures, the grasses haven’t really had a chance to grow, so basically it’s those issues combining that are making it a little more dangerous right now. “

more viable,” said Carol Fergus of the Kimberley Arts Council. The problem with May and June in the past two years has been weather. When it’s cool and rainy you don’t draw enough people to warrant spending the money. It’s also hard on the performers, Fergus said. The June First Saturday also conflicted with Marysville Daze. So it will begin in July this year and a big day is planned for July 4. The anchor of the day will be Symphony on the Mountain, a mountain top performance by the Symphony of the Kootenays. Also planned are a Rotary pancake breakfast, silent auction (an-

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Minimum wage increase TOM FLETCHER

B.C.’s minimum wage is going up by 20 cents in September, and will see annual increases to match the B.C. consumer price index each September after that. It’s the first increase since 2012, when the current wage of $10.25 was set. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said this year’s increase reflects what would have taken place if indexing to inflation had been in place at that time. The lower minimum wage for restaurant and pub servers is being retained, going from $9 to $9.20 in September. The discount from the general minimum wage will remain at $1.25 per hour to

account for tips earned by servers, Bond said. Piece rates for seasonal piece workers are to receive proportional increases, as are day rates paid to live-in camp counsellors and residential caretakers at apartment buildings. B.C. is the last province in Canada to move to an automatic formula for setting the minimum wage. The annual increase will be announced each March based on the previous year’s consumer price index, and will take effect each September to give small businesses time to prepare. In the case of negative inflation, which the province experienced briefly in recent years, the mini-

mum wage would not be decreased. Bond said she expects continued debate on the wage rate, led by the B.C. Federation of Labour, which is calling for an immediate increase to $15 an hour. Naomi Yamamoto, B.C.’s minister of state for small business, said consultation with business was clear that employers want predictable increases, not large jumps. The September increase amounts to about two per cent, keeping B.C.’s minimum wage higher than Alberta and Saskatchewan’s $10.20 an hour. Using a similar formula, Ontario’s minimum wage rose to $11 an hour last year.

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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. 3819, 2015”.


If adopted, the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment will change the land use designation of part of the subject property from “Light Industrial” to “Heavy Industrial” designation”.

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. 3820, 2015”.

Approval of the proposed OCP amendment will enable consideration of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3820, 2015”, to permit rezoning a portion of the subject property from “RT - Residential Transition Zone” to “M-3 - Heavy Industrial and Transportation Zone”.

The proposed amendment of the Zoning Bylaw will change the zoning of a portion of land legally described as Lot 1, District Lot 27, Kootenay District, Plan 5155, from “RT - Residential Transition Zone” to “M-3 Heavy Industrial and Transportation Zone”.

The purpose of the proposed OCP amendment and Zoning amendment is to enable consideration of subdivision of the subject property portion and lot consolidation with the adjoining property to the South.

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security.” On a lighter note, check out Mary Walsh aka Connie’s short video clip on cbc. ca/22minutes, posted 11-3-2015. Sandra Cave Cranbrook

Boneheaded drivers Re: Intersection at 3rd Street and Victoria Avenue, March 13; The acting mayor made a pretty irresponsible remark regarding crosswalks: If we aren’t going to make them safe, then maybe paint black over it to remove them. Really? Shouldn’t the City make the crosswalks safer? Victoria is a race track, with everyone

jockeying for position where it merges from four to two lanes, and looking to be first up the hill. Downhill is no safer. The crosswalk at Kinsmen Park is basically ignored by speeding traffic. The answer? More enforcement by the RCMP. We travel that street every day, and have seen boneheads pass going up that hill. It would be appreciated by many people who live on Victoria to see more RCMP patrolling at peak traffic times. Hit these speeders where it hurts — in the wallet. They will get the message eventually. Hopefully, a pedestrian won’t be severely hurt or killed before action is taken. Len Moody Cranbrook

75 nominees up for Chamber awards F o r t h e To w n s m a n

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards nominees have completed their interviews and along with the balance of the city excitedly await the announcement of the award recipients at the April 11 Gala at the St Eugene Golf Resort and Casino. Chamber Executive Director David D. Hull was pleased with the very positive response to the new vetting process that had each nominee meet with a three person panel in a 30 minute formatted interview process. “Without exception every nominee and jurist came out of the process exclaiming a really positive review.  The nominees enjoyed the opportunity to expound on their organization and their practices.” “It was a very busy five days spanning two weeks for the Chamber with some of the panels sitting all day to work through the categories that had a large number of nominees.  One day we had four rooms going simultaneously with 12 judges and an office full of nominees.  It was a great day for the Chamber.”  “The awards evening which is certain to be a grand event and celebration business is already sold out with all 240 tickets spoken for,” said Hull 
The list of the nominees up for an award on the 11th are: New Business of the Year Sponsor: Community Futures East Kootenay Awarded to a business established in the last three years that is considered a rising leader in their business sector and has demonstrated outstanding characteristics leading their business to success. Nominees • Smokey Bros BBQ & Grill

• Sink N’ Ink Tattoos • e-Know East Kootenay News Online Weekly • One Love Hot Yoga • iDevice Repair • Initial Design • Baker Street Professional Centre Business of Year 1-15 Employees Sponsor: Downtown Business Association Awarded to a company that provides services to businesses. The recipient operates in the business to business sector and demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their clients. Nominees • Durango’s Lounge • Koko Beach Tanning & Hair Salon • The Playpen Pet Boarding & Grooming • Max’s Place • The Hearing Loss Clinic Business Person of the Year Sponsor: Banking Association of Cranbrook Awarded to an individual displaying outstanding leadership and vision in the business community. Respected person with accomplishments in business and their community. Serves as a positive role model or mentor for other business people. Nominees • Chris Thom • Mike Adams • Chase Thielen • Mike Hambalek • Tom White • Chad Jensen Professional Services Sponsor: Columbia Basin Trust Awarded to a company or professional that provides services to individuals, groups, or businesses. The recipient demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their customers.

Nominees • Guidance Planning Strategies • Cranbrook Auto Repair • RDEK Director of Communications • Sandy Smith Personal Real Estate Corporation • Leanne M. Cutts, CGA • Ataraxia Spa • Rella, Paolini & Rogers • Naked Yeti Waxing Business Services Excellence Sponsor: Koocanusa Publications Awarded to a company that provides services to businesses. The recipient operates in the business to business sector and demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their clients. Nominees • Robert Venier, CFP BMO Nesbitt Burns • Bank of Montreal - Theresa Larson • B104 & the Drive Jason Caven • Signal Collision • e-Know East Kootenay News Online Weekly Business of Year 16+ Employees The College of the Rockies Awarded to a business with 16-plus full time equivalent employees that has been established for more than three years. The well-rounded recipient is regarded as an industry leader with a strong reputation for their business success. Nominees • Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo • Just Liquid Sports • Royal Canadian Legion • Elizabeth Lake Lodge • The Heid Out & Fisher Peak Brewing Co. Retail Excellence Sponsor: The Tamarack Centre Awarded to a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the retail

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Thank you Carolyn Grant for your very insightful article on Thursday March 12, 2015. As per your recommendation, I read The Walrus’ article Bill C-51, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, twice. I am still trying to get my head wrapped around the implications of Bill C-51 but the article sums it up with the last paragraph. “Not everything in Bill C-51 is objectionable. Some provisions might even be welcome. But without a redoubled investment in our tattered accountability system, the overall package is an ugly one to anyone concerned about civil liberties, and should also provoke deep unease for those looking for a workable, rational approach to

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sector. The recipient is a Cranbrook retail leader with evidence of sustainable growth, commercial success, and community involvement. Nominees • The Flower Pot • Muriel & Jane’s • The Paw Shop • The Bedroom Furniture Galleries • Mike’s Autowash • Just Liquid Sports Non-Profit Organization of the Year Sponsor: Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Awarded to an organization, in any industry sector, that is a not for profit organization, society, or charity dedicated to making a difference within the sphere of their stated goals and objectives. Nominees • EK Foundation for Health • MADD • Sam Steele Society • Royal Canadian Legion • Blue Lake Forest Education Society • Community Connections Society of Southeast BC • Key City Gymnastics • EK SPCA • JCI Kootenay • Cranbrook Society for Community Living Young Entrepreneur of the Year Sponsor: New Dawn Developments Ltd. Awarded to an outstanding entrepreneur age 30 and under that has distinguished themselves by building their own business or as part of the decision making management team of an existing business. Nominees • Melissa Hambalek • Jason de Rijk • Stephanie Moore • Kya Dubois • Chase Thielen • Ari Kupritz • Kim Shypitka • Dustin Willoughby



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Minimum wage should aim for $10.70 D O N C AYO

The province is doing the correct thing by tying future minimum wages increases to inflation, although you’d never guess it from the outraged reaction to Jobs Minister Shirley Bond’s announcement on Thursday. The government is vilified and Bond is ridiculed in most of the responses I’ve seen, although the odd voice — B.C. Business Council’s executive vice-president Jock Finlayson, for example — does give credit where credit is due. This isn’t to dismiss the criticisms out of hand. Bond announced two things — a plan to tie future increases to the province’s Consumer Price Index, and a 20-cent-an-hour raise to $10.45. Most critics are eliding over the first point and focusing on the second, the “paltry” raise that leaves the minimum wage well below what a self-supporting worker or family breadwinner needs to live decently. Whether you think Bond’s number is too small, too large or just right, the wage level is a fair one for debate. And there’s merit to arguments put forward by both sides, that too high a wage hurts business and ultimately reduces the number of low-end jobs, and that too low a wage traps workers in poverty. Data on who works for minimum wage in B.C. feeds both sides in the debate. Low-min-

imum proponents cite figures showing most workers at the bottom of the wage heap aren’t self-supporting or family breadwinners, they’re young people living at home, entry-level workers who soon move on to better things, people working part time to supplement a family income, and so on. High-minimum advocates say never mind that as long as some, too many, are struggling to support themselves or their families. Both sides have a point. At different times over the years, I’ve argued both sides of the issue — counselling caution when I saw a risk of raising the minimum too far and too fast for the health of the business climate, and urging an increase when the level fell too far behind. By the time Premier Christy Clark announced in 2011 it would rise in three stages to $10.25, it was definitely too far behind — it had been frozen at $8 for nearly a decade, and had slipped from being the highest in Canada to the lowest. Clark’s $10.25 was, in 2012 when it kicked in, the second-highest in Canada. Today it has slipped — again by dint of being overtaken by almost everybody else — to a tie with Newfoundland and Labrador for ninth lowest. Bond’s 20-cent increase will raise it to a tie with Nova Scotia for fifth lowest. Dire predictions about the impact on


business of Clark’s increase — it was a whopping 28 per cent — never came to pass. This is no doubt because the increase was so overdue, and minimum-wage businesses had been enjoying bargain-basement rates for years. This column noted at the time that second-highest in Canada didn’t look out of line, given the cost of living here. If the B.C. Federation of Labour’s demand for a $15 minimum in B.C. were to come to pass — I think it has no chance and the number has more to do with political posturing than realistic expectation — I wouldn’t be so sanguine about the potential hit on business. It’s true Seattle is poised to go to $15, by far the highest in the U.S., on April 1, but the impact is yet to be seen. Yet already several business such as restaurants are reported to be closing in anticipation. It seems to me B.C.’s minimum wage should be near the top level in Canada. This would put it in the ballpark of $10.70 an hour, 25 cents more than Bond announced. That’s close to where it would be now if the $10.25 level of 2012 had been increased to match inflation. If businesses could pay that much then without undue pain, they should be able to pay the equivalent now. Don Cayo is a columnist with the Vancouver Sun

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Nitehawks defeat Nitros in double OT to prevent series sweep Taylor Rocc a Sports Editor

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks had to score twice in double overtime to earn a victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters Sunday night in Game 4 of the Kootenay Conference final. Despite the challenge, the Nitehawks were up to the task. With the score knotted 3-3 and approximately 13 minutes remaining in double-overtime, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks thought they had won the game after a long point shot sailed over the shoulder of a partially-screened Tyson Brouwer. The Nitehawks bench erupted and began spilling on to the ice. But play carried on after the goal was washed away by the nearest official. At the next stoppage, all four officials congregated at centre ice before upholding the call. The only problem was the puck had crossed the line before ricocheting off the back bar and out of the net.

The Nitehawks weren’t mistaken in their celebration, but that didn’t matter as overtime continued. “Had we lost that game tonight, I wouldn’t feel very good,” said Nitehawks head coach and general manager Terry Jones. “But let’s just say that the right thing happened. We got the ‘W’ and now it’s a series. We feel good about what we’ve done in the four games and finally got the result we were looking for.” After the apparent non-goal came to pass, the two teams exchanged opportunities before Mitch Foyle snapped a power-play goal past Brouwer to give his team the 4-3 double-overtime victory and extend the series to a fifth game back in Fruitvale Tuesday night. “Great to see Mitch Foyle get that goal,” Jones said. “Man, oh, man did he work his butt off tonight. “We’re alive. We’re absolutely alive. It’s a huge win. To fight through the adversity of the series -- we’ve

fought through so many little battles. Losing Andy Miller [to injury] and Jake Boyczuk to suspension. Losing [Ross] Armour [Saturday] night for most of the game. We scored two in overtime [Sunday] -- you name it -we’ve really battled. “I really gave my guys a lot of credit [Sunday] for their effort. It paid off and we live another day.” New life didn’t come easy for the Nitehawks as the Dynamiters were intent on ending the best-of-seven series with a four-game sweep on home ice. “I thought overall it was a great effort,” said Kimberley Dynamiters head coach Jerry Bancks. “We battled hard, didn’t get a lot of breaks, but I like our resiliency. We get down, we battle back. “That’s a good team. To beat them four straight, as close as everything has been, is probably expecting a little too much.” A slow start for the hosts saw the Nitehawks jump out to an early 1-0 lead as Spencer McLean

Kimberley Dynamiters Scoring Summary SaturDay, March 14

Beaver valley NitehawKS 3 at KiMBerley DyNaMiterS 4 (Ot)

First Period 1. BVN - R. Armour, (M. Hauck), 11:38 2. BVN - K. Hope, (R. Anderson, D. Nemes), 10:24 3. KIM - B. Saretsky, (C. Prevost, K. Haase), 1:34 (PP) Second Period - No scoring Third Period 4. KIM - B. Revie, (J. Richter, J. Wallace), 15:47 5. KIM - B. Saretsky, (J. Richter), 11:24 6. BVN - L. Frank, (K. Klimchuk, K. Hope), 8:00 Overtime 7. KIM - B. Saretsky, (J. Richter), 7:26 Shots 1 2 3 OT T Beaver Valley Nitehawks 9 13 7 1 30 Kimberley Dynamiters 3 5 13 1 22 Goaltenders Saves Mins SV% BVN - Drake Poirier 18/22 62:34 0.818 KIM - Tyson Brouwer 27/30 62:34 0.900 Power plays Beaver Valley - 0/2 (00.0%); Kimberley - 1/5 (20.0%) Attendance: 975 SuNDay, March 15

Beaver valley NitehawKS 4 at KiMBerley DyNaMiterS 3 (2Ot)

First Period 1. BVN - S. McLean, (M. Foyle, W. Sidoni), 18:32 2. KIM - B. Saretsky, (J. Marchi, J. Richter), 17:15 3. BVN - S. Swanson, (B. Horcoff, M. Foyle), 10:26 Second Period 4. KIM - J. Meier, (B. Saretsky), 3:53 Third Period 5. BVN - M. Foyle, (unassisted), 18:48 6. KIM - K. Haase, (C. Prevost), 12:10 Overtime 1- No scoring Overtime 2 7. BVN - M. Foyle, (W. Sidoni), 2:15 (PP) Shots 1 2 3 OT T Beaver Valley Nitehawks11 10 9 12 42 Kimberley Dynamiters 8 12 11 6 37 Goaltenders Saves Mins SV% BVN - C. Schamerhorn 34/37 87:45 0.919 KIM - Tyson Brouwer 38/42 87:45 0.905

Power plays Beaver Valley - 1/5 (20.0%); Kimberley - 0/2 (00.0%) Attendance: 978

Playoff Scoring Statistics

Player Braden Saretsky Coy Prevost Jason Richter Jared Marchi Eric Buckley Keenan Haase Justin Meier James Jowsey Jesse Wallace Alex Rosolowsky Sawyer Hunt Jordan Busch Tyler Kinnon Brady Revie Jordan Roy Lincoln Lane Charles Dagostin Jonas Gordon

GP 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 12 14 15 15 14 4 14 12 14 Trevor Van Steinburg 11 Rory Mallard 7 Marco Campanella 3

G 12 9 3 1 6 3 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 18 16 11 10 9 9 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

PIM 14 10 16 4 10 6 22 6 16 0 10 4 16 0 2 4 4 8 0 4 0

W L SO GAA SP 11 2 2 1.56 0.944 0 2 0 5.60 0.787

MP 807 139

Goaltending Statistics Player Tyson Brouwer Brody Nelson

A 6 7 8 9 3 6 4 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Round 3: Kootenay Conference Final

Kimberley Dynamiters vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks DYNAMITERS LEAD SERIES 3-1 Game 1 - Dynamiters 3 at Nitehawks 2 (OT) Game 2 - Dynamiters 6 at Nitehawks 3 Game 3 - Nitehawks 3 at Dynamiters 4 (OT) Game 4 - Nitehawks 4 at Dynamiters 3 (2OT) Game 5 - March 17 at Beaver Valley Arena (8 p.m.) *Game 6 - March 18 at Kimberley Civic Centre (8 p.m.) *Game 7 - March 19 at Beaver Valley Arena (8 p.m.) All times Mountain

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Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender Carson Schamerhorn makes a kick save with Kimberley Dynamiters forward Coy Prevost parked on his doorstep Sunday night during Game 4 of the Kootenay Conference final. The Nitehawks escaped the Kimberley Civic Centre with a 4-3 double-overtime victory to force Game 5 in Fruitvale Tuesday night. The Nitros lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. opened the scoring 1:28 into the first period. Only 1:17 later, Braden Saretsky continued his torrid scoring pace by sliding one past Nitehawks goaltender Carson Schamerhorn to tie the game 1-1. Sam Swanson restored the Nitehawks lead at the midpoint of the first. With time winding down in the second period, Dynamiters defenceman Justin Meier sent a long, seeing-eye point shot towards the Nitehawks net and it somehow found a way through a mass of humanity to tie the game 2-2. The Dynamiters had battled back. Foyle put his team ahead 1:12 into the third period, but once again the Dynamiters found a way to claw back into it

as Keenan Haase banged home a rebound to tie the game 3-3 and bring 978 fans to their feet at the Kimberley Civic Centre. The first overtime period came to pass without a goal and double overtime proved controversial before Foyle finally ended it with 2:15 remaining. Brouwer stood tall between the pipes once again, turning aside 38 of 42 shots in only his second loss of the post-season. At the other end, Schamerhorn returned to the crease for Game 4 after giving way to Drake Poirier for Game 3. The 17-year-old Kelowna native did what he needed to in stopping 34 of 37 shots. The Nitehawks and Dynamiters will use Monday as their final

day of rest in the series before getting back at it Tuesday night for Game 5 in Fruitvale. “We’ve got to play 60 minutes at home,” Jones said. “I think we played way better [in Kimberley] than we did at home. Now, we’ve got a little momentum, we’ve got a little belief. We needed to get that wind under our sails and now, I don’t think we change our game. “We just make sure we get pucks deep and play in the offensive zone. That’s our game. When we forecheck that way, we’re hard to beat. When we break down defensively in our zone, that’s when we’re easy to beat. We’ve got to shore that defensive-zone stuff up and I thought we did a real good job of that [in Game 4].” The Dynamiters

head to Fruitvale with a second opportunity to eliminate the defending KIJHL-champion Nitehawks, leading the bestof-seven series 3-1. The Nitros claimed a 3-0 series lead Saturday night with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Nitehawks, fuelled by a hat-trick performance from Saretsky. “If you had told me at the start of the series that we’d be up 3-1 after four [games], I’d have taken it in a heartbeat,” Bancks said. “Just get ready to go. Don’t get too high, don’t get too low.” If necessary, Game 6 is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kimberley Civic Centre. Shoulder Game 7 be required, it goes back in Fruitvale Thursday night.

KIJHL Playoffs Statistics & Series Times listed below are Mountain * = if necessary KOOTENAY CONFERENCE Playoff Scoring Leaders Player Team 1. Braden Saretsky KIM 2. Coy Prevost KIM 3. Ross Armour BVN 4. Cole Keebler FER 5. Spencer McLean BVN

GP 15 15 13 11 13

G 12 9 4 5 10

A 6 7 10 8 2

PTS 18 16 14 13 12

OKANAGAN/SHUSWAP CONFERENCE Playoff Scoring Leaders Player Team GP G 1. Troy Maclise OSO 15 10 2. Brett Jewell OSO 15 7 3. Rainer Glimpel OSO 15 6 4. Daylan Robertson SUM 13 5 5. Aaron Azevedo OSO 15 5

A 6 9 10 11 11

PTS 16 16 16 16 16

Playoff Goaltending Leaders (min. two games played) Player Team GAA W L MP SO 1. Brock Lefebvre CTC 1.30 1 2 184 0 2. Tyson Brouwer KIM 1.54 11 2 807 2 3. Mitch Martell CTC 2.05 0 2 117 0 4. C. Schamerhorn BVN 2.22 7 2 649 0 5. Jeff Orser FER 2.74 6 5 656 0

Playoff Goaltending Leaders (min. two games played) Player Team GAA W L MP SO 1. Bailey De Palma KAM 1.63 3 1 184 1 2. Kristian Stead 1MH 2.20 5 6 681 1 3. Jacob Mullen KAM 2.25 8 2 694 1 4. Lawrence Langan OSO 2.31 6 2 494 1 5. Brett Soles OSO 2.82 3 4 468 1

Kootenay ConferenCe final BEAVER VALLEY NITEHAWKS vs. KIMBERLEY DYNAMITERS Dynamiters lead series 3-1 Game 1: Kimberley Dynamiters 3 at Beaver Valley Nitehawks 2 (OT) Game 2: Kimberley Dynamiters 6 at Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3 Game 3: Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3 at Kimberley Dynamiters 4 (OT) Game 4: Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4 at Kimberley Dynamiters 3 (2OT) Game 5: March 17 at Beaver Valley Arena (8 p.m.) *Game 6: March 18 at Kimberley Civic Centre (8 p.m.) *Game 7: March 19 at Beaver Valley Arena (8 p.m.)

oKanagan/ShuSwap ConferenCe final OSOYOOS COYOTES vs. KAMLOOPS STORM Storm lead series 3-1 Game 1: Kamloops Storm 2 at Osoyoos Coyotes 7 Game 2: Kamloops Storm 4 at Osoyoos Coyotes 3 (2OT) Game 3: Osoyoos Coyotes 3 at Kamloops Storm 6 Game 4: Osoyoos Coyotes 1 at Kamloops Storm 3 Game 5: March 17 at Osoyoos Sun Bowl (8:35 p.m.) *Game 6: March 18 at McArthur Park Arena (8 p.m.) *Game 7: March 19 at Osoyoos Sun Bowl (8:35 p.m.)

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Kootenay Ice book post-season ticket for 17th straight year Taylor Rocc a Sports Editor

The Kootenay Ice are headed back to the post-season for the 17th consecutive campaign after clinching a playoff berth with a resounding 7-1 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers Friday night at Western Financial Place. The Ice kept rolling Saturday with a 4-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels. The wins pushed the Ice to 36-29-1-3, ensuring the team will also finish above the .500 mark for the 16th consecutive season -- an active WHL record. “It’s good to get that out of the way because we don’t have to worry about that,” Ice forward Austin Vetterl said of clinching a playoff spot. “But we’ve still got Edmonton right behind us. We’ve got to worry about them. We want to finish as high as we can and get some wins.” With a 32-save performance Friday, Kootenay Ice goaltender Wyatt Hoflin added to the record evening, establishing a new franchise benchmark for saves in a season. With 1,765 saves to his credit this season, Hoflin surpassed goaltender Tim Winters (1,725 saves) for sole possession of the record, which had stood

since the team’s inaugural season -- 1996-97 -when it was located in Edmonton. Including a 4-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels Saturday night, Hoflin earned his 35th win of the season, setting a new franchise record for victories in a season. Hoflin surpassed Mackenzie Skapski (2012-13), Jeff Glass (2004-05) and Dan Blackburn (199900), who previously shared the record with 34 wins each. “It’s an honour to be up there,” Hoflin said Friday night. “It’s nice. It’s more about the wins for me, but it’s nice to have that record.” Hoflin also surpassed Skapski’s franchise record for most minutes played in a season. The New York Rangers prospect saw 3,642 minutes in the crease during the 2012-13 season. Hoflin moved to 3,670 minutes following Saturday’s win. “He means a lot to our team. He’s a workhorse,” Vetterl said of Hoflin. “I don’t know how many games he’s played, but he’s played a lot. Without him, I don’t think we’d be at the same spot we are now. Congrats to him. He’s done a great job and I think he’s proved a lot of people wrong.” Last Saturday in Medicine Hat, the Ice had a difficult time put-

ting pucks past Tigers goaltender Marek Langhamer, who backstopped his team to a 1-0 victory. Friday at home, the Ice had no problem beating the native of Moravska Trebova, Czech Republic, victimizing him seven times on 26 shots before Nick Schneider came on in relief. “It’s the complete opposite for us,” Hoflin said. “We go from scoring no goals to scoring seven goals. It’s good for our confidence.” Vetterl was one of the goal-scoring culprits, tallying a power-play marker midway through the first period that stood as the eventual game-winning tally. “It hit the goalie, came up and I kind of panicked,” Vetterl said, recounting his game-winning goal. “I whacked it out of the air and it ended up trickling in. It was nice to get. “The difference was we came to work [Friday]. When we were in Medicine Hat, they controlled the game. [Friday], we got pucks in on their ‘D’ and we got after them. We got traffic on this goalie [Langhamer]. This goalie is an elite goalie. We talked about that before the game and when you get traffic, lucky things happen.” Forwards Jaedon Descheneau and Matt Alfa-

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Kootenay Ice goaltender Wyatt Hoflin dives to make one of his record-setting saves Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers. Hoflin set a franchise record for saves in a season as the Ice clinched a playoff spot for the 17th consecutive campaign. ro each registered twogoal nights, while Luke Philp, Sam Reinhart and Vetterl each cashed in once. Vetterl’s tally was of particular importance. Apart from standing as the game-winner, it came in quick response to a short-handed effort by Tigers forward Trevor Cox that tied the game 1-1 in the first period. It took a matter of 29 seconds for Vetterl to erase any damage or momentum the Tigers had following Cox’s breakaway effort. From there, the Kootenay Ice controlled the play. “We’re a good team, I think they know that,” Vetterl said. “But even more so, it shows if

Skapski nets first NHL shutout Former Ice goaltender makes 20 saves to blank Buffalo Sabres

Nick Mendol a Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. Mackenzie Skapski keeps checking off career milestones against the Buffalo Sabres. The New York Rangers’ rookie goaltender made 20 saves to pick up his first NHL shutout in a 2-0 win over Buffalo, three weeks after beating the Sabres to pick up his first NHL win. “I didn’t even digest the win yet, let alone the shutout,” Skapski said. The Rangers made him sweat it out despite the last-place opponent. Keith Yandle’s third-period goal broke a scoreless tie, and Martin St. Louis added an empty

net goal to finish it off. “He gave us a chance to win the hockey game,” defenceman Marc Staal said. “It’s good for him. It’s a good milestone for a goalie. It’s great he can get it early.” The Rangers have the best record in the league after Saturday’s win, and are 13-1-2 since Feb. 8. “We have a very underrated offensive defensive team,” Skapski said. “That’s what makes us the best team in the NHL right now.” After killing off a penalty, the Rangers broke the scoreless deadlock when Yandle’s high wrist shot from the point went through a maze of players to beat a screened Anders Lindback.

“I thought for a second that I didn’t know if it got tipped, so maybe I shouldn’t celebrate,” Yandle said. “I don’t really remember too much.” The goal was Yandle’s first since being acquired from Arizona on March 1. Lindback made 32 saves for the Sabres, losers of six in a row and mired in last place in the Eastern Conference. Skapski stopped Tyler Ennis with his mask on a breakaway 6:16 into the first period after the Sabres centre got separation from the Rangers’ Marc Staal. “Approaching the game, I’d only played 60 minutes in the NHL so I was a little bit nervous,”

Skapski said. “That breakaway save in the first period kind of settled me down and I had a quick break in the second period where it was a 2-on-1 play and that propelled me through the rest of the game.” Skapski slid across to glove a wide-open, high one-timer from Brian Gionta early in the second. Moments later, he stopped Matt Moulson’s point-blank wrist shot. “His only two NHL wins are against us; his only two NHL games are against us,” said Sabres defenceman Mike Weber. “I mean, we tried to come at him a little bit harder than our last outing at home against them.”

they’re going to play us [in the first round of playoffs], they’re not going to walk all over us. We’re going to come out and play them hard.” Following Friday’s victory, the Ice turned in a 4-2 win over the Rebels in Red Deer. Vetterl added a goal and two assists against Red Deer, while Alfaro scored the game-winner. Vince Loschiavo and Tim Bozon rounded out the scoring for the visitors.

when they travel to Lethbridge to face the Hurricanes. The final home date for the Ice goes Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. when the Hitmen visit Western Financial Place. Notes: Prior to Friday’s game, Kootenay Ice F Zak Zborosky was named Community Player of the Month for February…Ice F Sam Reinhart was named Male Junior Athlete of the Year by Sport B.C. Friday afternoon…

Brooks Maxwell and Scott Feser registered goals for the Rebels. Hoflin made 33 stops in his 35th win of the season, while Rylan Toth turned aside 20 of 23 shots for the Rebels. As it stands, the Ice hold the first wild-card seed in the WHL’s Eastern Conference. If the playoffs were to start today, the Ice would face the Calgary Hitmen in first-round action. The Ice return to action Wednesday night

Kootenay Ice Scoring Summary FrIday, March 13

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First Period 1. KTN - L. Philp, (30) (J. Descheneau, T. King), 0:38 2. MHT - T. Cox, (25) (unassisted), 8:20 (SH) 3. KTN - A. Vetterl, (12) (T. King, Z. Zborosky), 8:49 (PP) Second Period 4. KTN - M. Alfaro, (11) (Z. Zborosky, A. Vetterl), 2:20 5. KTN - J. Descheneau, (31) (T. King, L. Philp), 12:54 6. KTN - S. Reinhart, (18) (T. Lishchynsky, L. Cable), 13:10 Third Period 7. KTN - J. Descheneau, (32) (L. Philp, T. Murray), 4:03 8. KTN - M. Alfaro, (12) (A. Vetterl, C. Fleury), 10:07 Shots 1 2 3 T Medicine Hat Tigers 13 12 8 33 Kootenay Ice 12 11 9 32 Goaltenders Saves Mins SV% MHT - Marek Langhamer 19/26 50:07 0.731 Nick Schneider 6/6 9:53 1.000 KTN - Wyatt Hoflin 32/33 60:00 0.970 Power plays Medicine Hat Tigers 0/2 (00.0%) Kootenay Ice 1/3 (33.3%) Three Stars: 1) J. Descheneau (KTN); 2) M. Alfaro (KTN); 3) A. Vetterl (KTN) Attendance: 2,374 Saturday, March 14

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First Period 1. RDR - B. Maxwell, (26) (K. Doetzel, R. Sheen), 15:05 Second Period 2. KTN - V. Loschiavo, (6) (T. Murray, A. Vetterl), 9:21 3. RDR - S. Feser, (16) (E. Polei, C. Gay), 12:20 4. KTN - A. Vetterl, (13) (T. King, J. Martin), 16:09 Third Period 5. KTN - M. Alfaro, (13) (A. Vetterl, T. Lishchynsky), 9:50 6. KTN - T. Bozon, (33) (R. Valiev, L. Cable), 19:29 (EN) Shots 1 2 3 T Kootenay Ice 9 8 7 24 Red Deer Rebels 9 14 12 35

Goaltenders Saves Mins SV% KTN - Wyatt Hoflin 33/35 60:00 0.943 RDR - Rylan Toth 20/23 59:19 0.870 Power plays Kootenay Ice 0/0 (00.0%) Red Deer Rebels 0/2 (00.0%) Three Stars: 1) W. Hoflin (KTN); 2) E. Polei (RDR); 3) M., Alfaro (KTN) Attendance: 5,087 March Schedule March 6 vs. RDR - 2-1 SOL March 7 at MHT - 1-0 L March 10 vs. LET - 4-1 W March 13 vs. MHT - 7-1 W March 14 at RDR - 4-2 W March 18 at Lethbridge March 20 vs. Calgary March 22 at Calgary

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Tim Bozon 54 Sam Reinhart 44 Levi Cable 66 Rinat Valiev 49 Austin Vetterl 69 Zak Zborosky 69 Tyler King 65 Matt Alfaro 69 Jon Martin 53 Troy Murray 69 Ryan Chynoweth 68 Tanner Lishchynsky 32 Cale Fleury 67 Vince Loschiavo 56 River Beattie 62 Bryan Allbee 45 Tanner Faith + 19 Lenny Hackman 59 Dylan Overdyk 28 Wyatt Hoflin 64 Austin Wellsby 35

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A 50 46 27 41 23 37 26 21 27 19 16 15 12 14 12 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 0

PTS 80 78 60 59 50 46 39 37 35 32 23 18 16 15 13 9 9 7 6 5 3 2 1

PIM 28 54 19 20 12 46 54 18 33 28 84 35 39 34 8 10 41 12 29 2 11 2 9

L OT/SL SO 24 3 3 0 1 0 5 0 0

GAA 3.12 3.98 4.77

SP 0.902 0.875 0.863

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digital NOW thing? is the time to get with it! On-Line Advertising â&#x20AC;&#x201C; call your advertising representative today. Townsman: 250-426-5201 Bulletin: 250-427-5333


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Financial Services

Financial Services

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping


Suites, Lower

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420


LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online



I have over 15 years experience doing books for various companies in the East Kootenays. I can take your company from start-up to year-end prep. Contact Melissa at

~ 250-581-1328 ~

SERVICES GUIDE Contact these business for all your service needs!


• Construction • Renovations • Roofing • Drywall-large or small • Siding • Sundeck Construction • Aluminum Railings We welcome any restorational work!

(250) 426-8504

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under BISSEL RUG CLEANER used less than 12x. Large area rug and long runner. Gold and beige with red flowers/greenish border. $100. takes all!!! 250-489-1370

Firewood/Fuel Firewood: Larch, $220/cord. Mix Pine/Larch, $200/cord. Pine, $180/cord. Split & cut to preferred length. Will deliver in an around Cranbrook. Will stack for an additional $20. Text or call, (250)421-9722 or (250)254-0997

To advertise using our “SERVICES GUIDE” in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman, Kimberley Daily Bulletin and The Valley, call us at 250-426-5201, ext. 202. ••••• AFTER A LONG CHRISTMAS BREAK,

Sonny and Chris Nomland now have a good selection of rebuilt, like new,


vacuum cleaners.

Price from $225. to $375. ~Good warranty~

Phone 250-489-2733 •••••



offers extended hours. Spots available immediately. References available upon request.

Please call:



PLAN DESIGN New construction, Additions, Renovations, Electrical, Landscape

Janet ~ 250-489-8889 Jeannie ~ 250-417-9013

Start with a good set of plans and be assured your investment will FEEL, FUNCTION and LOOK GREAT!

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES Serving Cranbrook & Kimberley area




Jody ~ 250-919-1575



I have over 15 years experience doing books for various companies in the East Kootenays. I can take your company from start-up to year-end prep. Contact Melissa at

“Sweeping the Kootenay’s Clean”

Chimney Sweeping Fireplace & Woodstove Servicing Visual Inspections and Installations Gutter Cleaning Available

~ 250-581-1328 ~


Call for Free Estimate from a W.E.T.T Certified Technician



Dethatching (includes lawn vacuum) Aerating Gutters Grass cutting

Established custom builder for over 30 years.


Certified Journeyman Carpenters

~also available~ Pool table installation and service!!!

Reliable Quotes Member of the new home warranty program.


• • • •

10% Senior Spring Discount

250-426-8604 ~Book Now~

HOUSEKEEPING Honest, reliable, professional and friendly. I have been cleaning homes from Cranbrook to Kimberley for the last 8 years.

AND RENOVATIONS Kevin 250-421-0110 Krister 250-919-1777

Richard Hedrich 250-919-3643

• • •

Professional Tree & Shrub pruning Landscaping (planting of trees, shrubs and stone work repair) Lawn treatment: Aerate and Power rake.

Please contact Val at:

Spring is here.

250-426-0115 or 250-919-1472

*Shade trees, fruit trees, some tree removal and

David & Kimberly Weiler


dump runs.



A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. Trades are welcome. 40’Containers under $2500! DMG 40’ containers under $2,000 each. Also JD 544 & 644 wheel Loaders & 20,000 lb CAT forklift. Wanted to buy 300 size hydraulic excavator. Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 1-778-298-3192 8am-5pm Delivery BC and AB

Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antiques, Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 Local

Call 250-427-2398. 1 BEDROOM,

furnished basement suite in Dreamcatcher Chalets, Kimberley. Available Apr. 1/15. N/S. $850./mo., includes utilities, cable and internet. Call 403-660-0073


Introducing: *New* - Hollie - 38 Fun ‘n friendly, Playmate status.

*New* - Lyndsay - 43 Sweet and petite GFE type *New* - Chanel - 27 Perfect 10 exotic beauty

Lily - 24 Sweet doll faced, curvaceous brunette Enjoy quality relaxations by our hand-picked beauty’s Swedish relaxation/massage. Spoil yourself today!!! (250)417-2800 in/out calls daily Hiring


Real Estate

Sport Utility Vehicle

Acreage for Sale

2007 JEEP

Rare opportunity to purchase private 150 acres 5 minutes from Cranbrook BC. Borders crown land on 3 sides. Mixture of timber and fields. Not in the ALR zoned RR60. Serious inquiries only, $695,000 250489-9234

Grand Cherokee Laredo

For Sale By Owner

3.7L ,V6, AWD. Excellent shape. A/C, low kms., 2 sets of tires.

$10,500. For viewing, call:


Weiler Property Services

- You’ll be comfortable knowing that we both are Forest Technologists (School of Natural Resources - Fleming College), with over 25 years experience, are fully insured and enjoy what we do.

References upon request.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Available March 1st near downtown Kimberley – one bedroom basement apartment, semifurnished. Heat, electric and cable included. $600/mo.

N 1997 14’x66’ Modular 1/2 Acre in Jaffray 14’x20’ Addition 2 Bedrooms Completely updated. New Roof and Siding. Must See. $249,900 250-464-0204


ewspapers are not a medium but media available for everyone whenever they want it. They are growing and evolving to meet the consumer’s interests and lifestyles and incorporating the latest technological developments. This is certainly great for readers and advertisers. SOURCE: NADBANK JOURNAL SEPT/08


250.427.4417 Cranbrook, Kimberley and surrounding areas.

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.

Janis Caldwell-Sawley Mortgage Specialist Royal Bank of Canada Serving the East Kootenays

C anadian Press

HALIFAX - The federal government filled a gap in the benefit program for reservists who are injured during their military service, putting the part-timers on equal financial terms with regular members of the Canadian Forces. The change announced in Halifax by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole means the minimum benefit to cover lost earnings for reservists almost doubles from $24,300 to more than $42,000 a year. The military estimates about 200 part-time reservists will benefit when the change goes into effect next month and will cost about $24 million over the next five years. O’Toole said benefits are being extended to give reservist veterans equal and fair treatment. The new approach includes reserve force veterans who are enrolled in the vocational rehabilitation program, including those who are getting benefits from the Defence Department’s service income insurance plan, O’Toole said. It also extends to survivors of reservists who died as a result of their military service. The benefit will increase according to pay with each rank above corporal. The change fills a gap first identified by Veterans Affairs in 2006. Scott Maxwell, executive director of Wounded Warriors Canada, said the change is about recognizing all veterans even though the government is sometimes slow to act. “We’re OK with that so long as they are listening and they are willing to act,” said Maxwell. Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent said the increased payment is about the debt owed by Canadians to those who serve in uniform. “It doesn’t matter whether you are a reserve, regular force, where you serve or how you serve,” said Parent. “The debt should be repaid and I think today we made a step closer towards meeting that commitment.” The unequal treatment of reservists has been a sensitive topic for the Conservatives, who have put a politically charged overhaul of the reserve forces on hold. National Defence was supposed to have delivered a new structure for the part-time, volunteer force by this spring’s budget, but it likely won’t be done until after the election, scheduled for October. Canada sent 27,000 reservists to Afghanistan, and 14 of them were killed during the mission.



Robert Bruce Ian Sinclair 1942 - 2015 Died February 14th after a 10 month battle with metastatic cancer in Abbotsford B.C. Pre-deceased by his brother Sandy. Survived by wife Gloria Petersen Sinclair and first wife Leslie SinclairMcKinnon, by his children Sean, Patrick, Rory (Erika) and Erin, by his step children Robin (Matt) and Andy (Britt), by his grandchildren Conor, Callum, Benjamin, Nathan, Aaron, Vienne, Raphael, Seamus, Hudson and Louisa and by his brother Rory and sister Heather. Ian was born in Sutton Ontario and raised in Deep River, Ontario. In 1960 he graduated from MacKenzie High School in Deep River as an Ontario Scholar and from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1966. In 1967, Ian relocated permanently to the West to intern at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta and then began Family Practice in Kimberley, British Columbia. Ian moved to Seattle in 1979 to study anesthesiology which was his specialty thenceforward. He returned to Canada in 2003 settling Abbotsford and practicing in Maple Ridge. Ian retired in 2014. Ian will be remembered as a superb athlete with a drive and determination to excel. He played all sports extremely well: football and later rugby, baseball (pitcher), basketball, and many events in track and field. He was a sprinter: his best time in the 100 yard dash [before meters] was 10.2 seconds and in the 440 yard sprint, 53 seconds. In his mature years he was a dedicated marathoner and made the cut for the Boston Marathon 3 times. There was never a sport that he put his hand in which he did not do well

Protect our earth.

Injured reservists to get same benefit as full-time military counterparts

Tel.: 250-417-1336

Ian was a man who not only made friends easily but he also maintained those friendships. He stayed in touch with friends from High School, University, every town he ever lived and every hospital he ever worked.

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, March 16, 2015  

March 16, 2015 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, March 16, 2015  

March 16, 2015 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin