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As noted in yesterday’s sports section of the Daily Bulletin, the bulls were in a mean mood at the Dynamiter’s Bull-A-Rama last Saturday evening, allowing only four cowboys to complete their rides all evening. Above, a cowboy gets a close look at the bull’s eye.

Decision on flume project expected very soon C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor

Residents may have noticed some work being done beside Mark Creek in the area where phase two of the flume rehab will take place. However, that work is underground pipe work that has to be done in any event, and is not specifically a part of the flume rehab. The money for it comes out of a different budget, says Mayor Don Mc-

Cormick. But a decision on the flume project for this year should be made very soon. The window for tender documents closed yesterday, May 4, and the city will now look at them to determine whether the project can proceed this year with the money available. McCormick has been adamant that the project will not proceed if it cannot be done with the available pro-

vincial/federal grant money and the city’s budgeted portion. The Mayor says that because the City went back to the project designer’s (Aqua Tex) in January and asked them look at the original design and find efficiencies, tenders went out later than was ideal. “May 4 is late in the season,” McCormick said. “A lot of contractors have work already lined up and we were concerned about the

impact of that on costs in the tender.” He says that if the tenders come back too high there will be no work on the flume this summer. “In that case, we would re-tender early in 2016. It’s important that the tenders come back within a variance we can deal with. If not, we will have to go back to the province and the feds and renegotiate the timeline.”

ShelterBox active in Nepal Kimberley Rotary asks for continued support of ShelterBox program GR AHAM MANN Kimberley Rotary Club

ShelterBox Response Teams from the UK have been active in distributing tents to four hospitals in Kathmandu (many of the hospital buildings had been condemned and medical staff had been treating patients in the open). ShelterBox is committed to doing everything we can for the families devastated by the earthquake in Nepal. When a major disaster such as Nepal’s occurs, we already have our aid on the ground before many new donations are received. While we

cannot, therefore, accept donations specifically for the Nepal crisis, your donations ensure that we are ready to help families in desperate need as soon as disaster strikes. The Government of Canada has launched a matching program which means that for every dollar individual Canadians give to registered charities working in Nepal, the Government will contribute an equal amount to their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. At this time ShelterBox Canada will not be submitting donations for matching to the Canadian Government. In order for organizations to participate in matching, they must guarantee that all funds raised will be needed or spent in Nepal at this time. See SHELTERBOX, Page 4


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Mt. Baker’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ opens Thursday C ARTER GULSETH

Do you love to laugh? Do you love wonderful music? Is your heart warmed by charming stories for the ages? If you answered “no” to any of the above, you are a cruel and loveless monster. If, however, you responded in the affirmative, you must run, fly, crawl, drive, or drag yourself by the lips to the Key City Theatre to purchase tickets to see Mount Baker Wild Theatre’s production of “The Drowsy

Chaperone”. The show is opening on May 7 and is running until the 10. It seems, to the cast, that January’s first reading is a million years in the past. As always, the typical jitters that plague any production are rippling through ours. Confident and hopeful as we are, one can’t help but wonder if it all isn’t just “an accident waiting to happen”. Excitement generated over opening night can be guaranteed to raise spirits and

heart rates, and it all comes to a fantastic boil just before the first curtain rises on Thursday, May 7. So where does that leave us “as we stumble along”? We are nervous, yes. That, however, is to be expected. We are also immensely proud of ourselves, and hope that all of the work we have done to make our production the standard it has become does not go unnoticed. So you must not get “cold feets” when stepping out to the

box office to purchase your tickets — “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be worth it. Put on your tails, or your favourite fancy dress, and ready yourself for a glorious experience. “I don’t want to show off,” but it might just be the theatrical event of the season. Mount Baker’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” runs at the Key City Theatre from May 7 to May 9 at 7:30 pm and May 10 at 3 pm.

The annual Kootenay Children’s Festival is back — a great event for kids and families. Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the field by Mt. Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook. Featuring all sorts of activities, and performers like Duckman, Ventriloquist Kellie Haines,PT the Clown, Kiki the EcoElf, Johnny Ogden, Neezar and Twinkle Toes and Mini Me. Headlining this year’s festival is the great children’s entertainer Charlotte Diaond at the Key City Theatre, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This year, Charlotte is celebrating 30 years of entertaining children and their families since the release of her Juno Award-winning debut album, “10 Carrot Diamond” in 1985. Her latest CD, “24 Carrot Diamond – the Best of Charlotte Diamond”, features 24 wellknown favourites, such as “Four Hugs a Day”, “Each of Us Is a Flower”, “The Hug Bug”, “Dicky Dinosaur”, “I am a Pizza” (Je suis une pizza), “Octopus (Slippery Fish) and “La Bamba.” Also, for young fami-

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lies, she recently released her first Children’s board book, “Slippery Fish in Hawai’i” based on her wellloved song, “Octopus (Slippery Fish). Singing in English, French and Spanish, Charlotte take us around the world musically with some newer compositions like “My School is the World” and “Leave the World a Little Better”. In addition to performing close to home, Charlotte presents her award-winning music at Concerts and Conferences throughout Canada and the USA. Many of her songs are daily favourites throughout schools, preschools and daycares. As part of this tour, Charlotte will be presenting a Teacher’s Workshop, “The Joy of Singing Leads to a Love of Language and Creativity,” at the Key City Theatre on Friday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. Bring maracas and shakers to join in the fun for “La Bamba”, “Each of us is a Flower”, “All the Nations Like Banana”! Charlotte’s concerts appeal to all ages from Preschoolers to the Young at Heart. Charlotte Diamond performs two Family Concerts Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets available at the Key City Theatre Box Office


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An evening of poetry C AROLYN GR ANT Bulletin Editor

Teacher Jeff Pew has been a champion of poetry in Kimberley for many years, inspiring students to create their own verse and organizing poetry slams where local poets have a chance to perform. This week, renowned Canadian poet Stuart Ross will be in Kimberley and Pew thinks that would be a great opportunity to have another event. Ross will be performing at the Bean Tree on this Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Pew has invited a few students, a few former students and others to perform as well. “Stuart Ross is one of Canada’s most influential poets, in publishing, small press, editing and teaching poetry and prose,” Pew said. “It’s really great to have him here.” While in the area, Ross will be conducting workshops at seven different schools as well. In addition to the poetry readings, the Stuart Ross event will provide an opportunity to present an Occasional Andy Johnson Award to Kimberley resident Emma Jowsey. Karin von Wittgenstein, the director of the Kimberley Public Library explains that Andy Johnson was a Kimberley teacher for more than 35 years. “Andy Johnson recognized, encouraged,

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and cultivated the intellectual and artistic potentialities that he discovered in the students in his care,” von Wittgenstein said. “When he died, Andy put his money where his heart was by leaving more than $170,000 to the Kimberley Public Library, The Kimberley Foundation, and Selkirk Secondary School. “The Occasional Andy Johnson Awards are sponsored by the Kimberley Public Library and ALLey Publications (of Brooklyn,

NY) to honor Andy’s devotion to creativity. “An Andy Johnson Award recognizes talent and potential rather than any specific accomplishment, and is intended to inspire its recipient to explore and develop their talent. It is “Occasional” because each talent is unique and there is no predicting when a new talent will emerge or be discovered.” Proceeds from the evening will go to Nepal Earthquake Relief.

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Poet Stuart Ross performs at the Bean Tree this Thursday evening.

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Kimberley’s Rotary – High School Band returned Monday night from a five day jaunt to Victoria where they participated along with some 30 other bands in the third annual high school band conference. Some 55 members of the band attended along with Conductor Ralph Yarwood and Chaperone Mrs. John Lukas. They reported a highly successful conference with day and night sessions devoted to music making on many levels. Each band played for adjudication and all members attended one or more special clinics designed to bring out the finer points of band music as related to the various sections of the band. Students attending reported these to be highly interesting and useful. In addition there was a giant conference concert in which the bands, from all parts of B.C., were joined by the band of H.M.C.S. “Naden” and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. That concert was the highlight of the conference, many felt, giving every participant an opportunity to play before a select and highly discriminating audi-

ence. The Kimberley band, which played the march “Thunder Jet” received very warm applause – in fact it was the only band to be encored.

Taste Of Jail For 40 Dogs

Kimberley’s new dog control bylaw has proven highly effective in the month of its operation so far, council has been told. During April some 40 dogs fell into the hands of the dog catcher under the terms of the bylaw. Of these eight were not claimed within the specified 72 hours and were consequently destroyed. Residents who formerly complained about dogs running at large have been very pleased with the effectiveness of the new measure which provides that any dog not under control of its owner may be impounded.

All in Readiness For CD Exercises

All is in readiness for the giant Civil Defence exercise to be held throughout the East Kootenay next Saturday. The operation is designed to provide practical experience in evacuating a large number of residents such as would be necessary in the event of widespread disaster.

Dancer of the Month April 2015 Kahlie MacLeod Kahlie is 11 years old and attends McKim Middle School. Kahlie is in her seventh year of lessons. She is currently taking classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Acro. Her other interests include baseball, swimming and biking. For her efforts Kahlie will receive gift certificates from Grubstake Pizza, Sole to Soul Esthetics Studio and The Old Bauernhaus Restaurant. Kahlie will also have the chance to be named “Dancer of the Year” at Kootenay Dance Academy’s year end production in May. With this title, the winner will receive a scholarship from Artistic Director Leslie Lindberg to help further their dance education. Congratulations Kahlie!

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Local decision-making critical for the landbase MLA Report I have always said that local people should have control over decisions made on their land base. I have always believed that tremendous wisdom lives within the communities that will be affected, and that the powers that be in faraway places will never fully understand the impacts of the decisions they are making. And a decade in provincial politics has not changed my belief. At

no time have I seen the removal of local decision-making result in better decisions on the land. The most obvious ongoing example is the imposition of land use decisions by the BC Liberals in Jumbo. The Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal has been opposed by local residents from the very start. At every opportunity, the people in the region have spoken out loud and clear. And the Ktunaxa Nation have said

MLA Norm Macdonald

with absolute clarity that they will not support the development in a place that they consider to be sacred. When I was Mayor of Golden, the community developed Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. But the first thing we did was make sure that we had the support of the residents and that we had a credible investor. Jumbo Glacier Resort has no investor. Despite having the full force of the BC Liberals behind it, no investor

has been convinced to fund this project. But that hasn’t stopped the BC Liberals from giving away control of 6000 hectares of public land and giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ money to run a municipality with no buildings, no services and no people. The latest twist in the Jumbo saga is that the Environmental Assessment Office has now ruled that the two hastily laid concrete pads

have been placed in an avalanche zone which contravenes one of the conditions of the Environmental Assessment Certificate. These two concrete pads represented the only construction of the resort and the only hope of meeting the requirement for a substantial start to the development. Without a substantial start at this point, the certificate will expire. I think it is pretty clear. Local residents

would have made a much better decision on the use of the Jumbo Valley than the BC Liberals have done. It is time to wrap up this Jumbo farce once and for all. There is no investor, it relies entirely on public money, and it is an affront to the people of our region. Norm Macdonald MLA Columbia River Revelstoke | | 1 866 870 4188

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You can donate to ShelterBox online From Page 1 To be clear ShelterBox is committed to responding in Nepal and providing our aid to those who need it. This will be done first with aid we already have stored in our pre-positioned warehouses. ShelterBox is currently providing aid to nine disasters around the world: floods in Pakistan, Niger and North Korea; conflict in Iraq, Syria and Cameroon; typhoon in Philippines; cyclone in Vanuata and the earthquake in Nepal. ShelterBox receives, on average, an appeal for disaster aid once every two weeks. Most of these disasters receive little media attention. We must be able to restock our warehouses that we are rapidly draining to rush aid to Nepal. “The local response has been fantastic. With so many friends and relatives who were on the ground close to the epicentre of this horrific earthquake there is a full appreciation of the hardships being experienced by this beautiful and now devastated country”, stated Graham Mann, Kimberley Rotary ShelterBox Ambassador. “The reaction local donors have to ShelterBox Canada’s decision on

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ShelterBoxes are making a real difference in Nepal. currently not applying for matching funds has been very understanding. Their number one request is to get those lifesaving boxes to those in need as fast as possible. In the first two days of our Nepal campaign $80,000 was donated online by Canadians.” Please donate now. Go to www. or deposit your cheque payable to ShelterBox Canada at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Kimberley. All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. Picking up your favorite pizza? Ask for the ShelterBox cash jar at Grubstake Pizza. Many thanks from those who lost everything.

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Kimberley Kling Off Ke vin Bl ades For the Bulletin

All sorts of people gathered Saturday, April 11, 2014, to watch “Klingons” at Spirit Rock Climbing Center. The people gathered weren’t Trekkies, but avid climbers and competitors participating in the “Kimberley Kling-Off Bouldering Competition”. Spirit Rock was able to gather some of the best boulderers in the Kimberley and Cranbrook area to offer up a fun and challenging chance to get together and “hang out”. The bouldering competition was a fun event for all ages. Bouldering is the sport of climbing without ropes or harness on steep, short routes to challenge yourself against gravity and the routesetter’s intentions. In a bouldering competition, a climber is faced with a number of high difficulty climbs concentrated into a short route, limited time and close proximity to the spectators. The climber can attempt a route more than once. The competitor’s score is determined by the overall number of routes completed by him/her and the number of attempts needed. In preparation for the competition and the upcoming Christmas season, Spirit Rock

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had cleaned off its old wall and rebuilt 30 new routes. The new routes were fresh and new to the competitors. The really fun thing for everyone was the positive, electric atmosphere at the event. Spectators, fellow climbers and judges all yelled out encouragement or groaned as competitors succeeded or fell off. Climbers shared tips, jokes and suggestions with each

other, helping everyone succeed as best they could. The spirit of competition was internal as they tried to figure out the new climbs and no one really seemed to care too much about points. At the end of the evening, the Kimberley Kling-Off was all about fun and walking away with really, really tired arms. Competitor Scores; Kids Logan Robison 300

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The Way it Was From Page 3 Thus the exercise is mainly concerned with the care and handling of people. There are some 200 persons involved in addition to the full CD staffs of Kimberley, Cranbrook, Fernie, Creston and Invermere. Kimberley will supply about 125 of these and those in charge have expressed

appreciation of the ready manner which volunteers were found to act the part of evacuees. All taking part are asked to assemble at the parking lot at the high school no later than 9:10 a.m. on Saturday when final orders will be issued for the mass convoy which will converge on Cranbrook later that

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morning. The exercise will take in every phase of Civil Defence activity and the greatest stress will be welfare work. All arriving at the Cranbrook area control centre will be fed and billeted and since provision has been made for a number of “casualties”, all coming from Fernie, for whom first aid and hospitalization will be provided. Al Watson, Kimberley’s Civil Defence Officer, is in charge of local activities and Ken McRae, East Kootenay CD co-ordinator, is responsible for the whole exercise which will be witnessed by a number of top provincial Civil Defence authorities.

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Unaccountable Council

The new Cranbrook Council is off to a sad start when they hold a secret meeting to vote to sell the old Fire Hall. The reason for Council to go in camera and hold a private discussion is because they are afraid to have any discussion in public.  Citizens, how did your councillor vote?  You can’t find out, as they are all sworn to secrecy.  You can’t even find out what the vote was — 7 to 0, or with the possibility of a councillor absent and a councillor or two recusing themselves due to potential conflict of interest, the vote could have been 2-1. So much for accountability and transparency. When we don’t know how our elected representatives voted on the issues, on what grounds should we re-elect them?  On smiles or handshakes or nods and winks?  Councillors, why did you run for office if you didn’t want to discuss and debate the issues in the public forum?   Secrecy undermines good governance. With bigger issues like finding replacements for the city’s sagging public administration, how was it that the heritage Fire Hall — which has sat idly by for many years — suddenly became issue number one for Council?  An issue so hot the public has to be kept away, lest they get burned up.  Who put the heritage Fire Hall on the secret meeting agenda? 

Mayor Pratt, the advice you have received warrants some house cleaning. A unified town can create economic development, whereas splintered, fractured, self-interest groups cannot. Lead Cranbrook forward.  Report out the secret vote, as well as who all recused themselves. William G. Hills Cranbrook

Sign Vandals

Congratulations to the thieves and vandals that succeeded in removing the four signs from Fraggle Rock, and smashing down the one at Horseshoe Lake. Good job! Your family must be very proud of you. How foolish of me to make and erect signs that I though would stay for good people to see and enjoy. I would love to find the whereabouts of one of the signs so I could congratulate you personally. Iver Fredrikson Cranbrook

Go-Go Grannies gear up for Glitz and Glam Submit ted

The Go-Go Grannies are gearing up for the yearly Glitz and Glam event. Th ninth annual Go-Go Granny Glitz and Glam event is scheduled for Saturday May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. There will be a wonderful selection of gently used high end jewelry, purses, scarves and other accessory treasures. The silent auction will surprise you with many amazing items donated by caring local businesses and persons. Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a draw for a beautiful quilt of bright batik made and donated by Rose Augustine. Since 2007 the dedicated Cranbrook group has raised over $86,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The foundation directs its funds to African countries to

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Learn about Advanced Care Planning, choose what healthcare you want and don’t want even when you can’t speak for yourself by attending an information session presented by the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society, College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus on Wed May 6th, 7 to 9 pm – and at the College of the Rockies, Kimberley Campus 1850 Warren Avenue on Thurs May 7th, 7 to 9 pm. It’s your voice, let it be heard. INFO: call 250-417-2019 toll free 855-417-2019 or WHAT SEEDS CAN BE PLANTED NOW? Interested in food gardening? Food security? Join a discussion with local food gardeners to share tips on what’s working in Kimberley. Thursday, May 7, 6:30 - 7:45 pm in the upstairs board room of the Kimberley Public Library with KURFFS, Kimberley Urban/Rural Farmers For Sustainability. May 9, GoGo Grannies Annual GLITZ AND GLAMOR fund raiser. Sale of gently used women’s accessories including an amazing amount of jewelry, purses and scarfs. Silent auction tables. Tickets: Lotus books or from your favourite Granny. Info: Cynthia at 250-919-8253. Sunday, May 10th, join the Bigfoot Running Club for its annual Peter Rosberg Memorial, Mother’s Day Run. Celebrate Mother’s Day with either a 6 or 10km out and back along Isadore Canyon trail, (just past Sandor Rental at the north end of Cranbrook). There is also a kids race of approx 1km. Registration starts at 9:30, race at 10:00 sharp. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Check us out on Facebook. Mother’s Day Walk, Sunday, May 10 - Leaders; Kent & Chris Goodwin 250-427-5404. Starts 1:30 at the Higgins St entrance to the Nature Park. We will be hiking a loop to Duck Pond and Myrtle Junction. This moderate hike is about 6 kms with a total elevation gain of 140 meters. 2-2.5 hours. Jubilee Chapter #64, OES will meet Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. sharp, in the Masonic Hall, 401-3rd Avenue South, Cranbrook. May 11: Kimberley Garden Club May meeting. Will be planning summer activities. Selkirk High School Library 7-9 pm. New members welcome. For more info: Nola 250-427-1948 Northstar Rails 2 Trails Society meeting Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 pm at Cranbrook Heritage Inn. We invited all interested trail lovers to attend. We need your help - donations, volunteer or board members appreciated.


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From left to right: Lyalla Lancaster, Cynthia Stuart and Karen MacDonald hold quilt made and donated by Rose Augustine for the Glitz and Glam fundraiser on May 9. support Grandmothers who are caring for and raising their grandchildren due to the impact of HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Funds support

their well-being, their medical needs and their education needs. If you are interested in joining an energetic and positive group of

Go-Go Grannies please talk to one of the Grannies at the Glitz and Glam to find out more. Tickets for the ninth Glitz and Glam brunch

on May 9 are now on sale at Lotus Books for $25 each. Gather up a group of friends and family and reserve your table today.

City of Cranbrook hires Water Smart Ambassador for summer

Free irrigation assessments will be available For the Townsman

The City of Cranbrook’s annual Water Conservation education initiative will see a new face at the helm this summer. Katelyn Pocha has been hirede as the official Water Smart Ambassador for Cranbrook through into late August. “I’m excited to be Cranbrook’ s 2015 Water Smart Ambassador and looking forward to connecting with community groups and members to reduce our water consumption,” Pocha said. “With a few simple changes, we can decrease water demand considerably during the summer season.” Free irrigation system as-

sessments for both residential and commercial water customers will be available again this year, on a first come first serve basis. The public is encouraged to take advantage of the free assessments. Information about how to sign up for an assessment will be made available later in May. “Katelyn will be the face and voice of our water education program this summer, conducting free irrigation assessments for the public and business, providing information about conservation to the public along with a water conservation education program for elementary school students,”

Katelyn Pocha says Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer for the City. “She has a strong background and

experience in environmental initiatives and will be a great fit in this role.” The addition of the Water Smart Ambassador to the City’s overall water conservation education program is a tool made available by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Water Smart initiative. The City signed onto the CBT Water Smart Charter in 2010, which commits the City to help reach a basin-wide water reduction goal of 20 percent by 2015. To date, the City has seen an overall reduction in water use of 15 per cent since 2009.

Seniors Dance Kimberley, 1:30pm-4:00pm every Tuesday at Centennial Hall, Kimberley. Good music, good times, everyone welcome. Do you have the desire to stop eating compulsively? Overeaters Anonymous (a 12-Step Program) meets Mondays from 7-8pm at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12th St. S., downstairs. Contact: Parkinson’s Support Group are meeting at 2 pm on the third Wednesday of each month at the Heritage Inn. For more info. phone Linda @ 250-489-4252. No meetings July, Aug or Dec. North Star Quilters Society Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday at 7:00 PM, basement of Centennial Centre, 100 4th Ave Kimberley. Welcoming all! Info call Heather 250 427-4906 ‘Military Ames’ social/camaraderie/support group meetings are held in the Kimberley Public Library reading room the first and third Tuesday’s of the month. All veterans welcome. For more information contact Cindy 250 919 3137 Cantabelles, an all-female singing group, meets Mondays, 7-9 pm. Join us and learn how to sing with 2, 3 and 4 part harmonies. Contact: Sue Trombley, 250-426-0808. 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. 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 5:30-7:00. Pay your own tab. Networking, share accomplishments, education. Bev Campbell 778-481-4883 BINGO - every Monday except public holidays, 6:30 pm at Kimberley Elks, 240 Howard Street. Proceeds to Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank. All welcome! Funtastic Singers Drop-In Singing group; free to attend-just for fun! No experience necessary! CDAC Office&Gallery 135 10th Ave S, Tuesdays; 6.45-8.15pm 250-426-4223 / / www. Support literacy and special projects at the Kimberley Public Library-visit the Friends of the Library Used Bookstore-an ongoing fundraiser- on Main Street Marysville, Wed-Sat 10:30-3:30. Operated totally by volunteers. The Canadian Red Cross is seeking Client Service and Technician Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program in Cranbrook. Please go to for more information or call 1-855-995-3529. Volunteers always needed for the Marysville Thrift shop! Please contact Marilyn @ 427-4153 or Jean @ 427-7072. 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 non-profit 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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After the first few glum lines of his speech, it was difficult to tell anything had changed for B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker as he took his familiar place before the TV cameras last week. Iker droned on about how B.C. schools are under-funded by hundreds of millions of dollars, echoing demands from the disastrous strike he led the union membership into last year. The B.C. Court of Appeal had just overturned a bizarre trial court decision that tried to give the union everything it wanted: a trip back in time to the NDP wonderland of 2001, a constitutional spanking for the B.C. Liberal government and a $2 million bonus of taxpayers’ money. The BCTF must now pay back that $2 million and scrape up whatever is left of its members’ compulsory dues to plead for an appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada, continuing the executive’s self-righteous fantasy of controlling education spending in B.C. The appeal court didn’t just overturn the judgment of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin. It shredded her legal reasoning and bluntly corrected her, over and over, on evidence she ignored or misinterpreted. The appeal court confirmed at great length what I said when Griffin’s sec-

ond decision came down in early 2014: it was far worse for B.C. schools than when judges decided in 2005 that teachers can bring union propaganda into classrooms. Did the government bargain in bad faith? No. Did they conspire to provoke a strike? No. Did they illegally strip working conditions from the teacher contract? No. Turns out our kids are not just “working conditions” for teachers, and public policy still matters. BC VIEWS And it turns out that making special needs assistants Tom dash between classes to deal Fletcher with two kids here and three over there was a lousy idea. Now there’s even a credit course offered in high school for students with learning difficulties, which probably has some BCTF minion crafting a pile of grievances about segregation. In the negotiated settlement reached last fall, teachers shared $105 million to make thousands of baseless grievances go away, after the union filed one for student numbers in every class in the province. This bloated perpetual protest machine drains the public purse in more ways than taxpayers realize. Parents understand the strikes, though. They remember a union that scrapped report cards, disrupted administration and forced schools to shut down at graduation time.


The strike then dragged into the fall, as the government held the line on public service spending. And what was the key issue that kept schools closed? It wasn’t special needs support, where student performance has continued to improve. No, it was the BCTF demanding a raise twice as big as other public sector unions had already accepted. In the end, their paltry strike fund long gone, the union grudgingly accepted the going rate. They figured they had the elected government on the run in court. Wrong again. Next up for the ministry is taking control of professional development. A bill before the legislature will enforce standards, once the NDP is done denouncing it. Singing “Solidarity Forever” around a campfire and calling it paid professional development (a real example, by the way) will soon go the way of the union-controlled College of Teachers — onto the scrap heap of history. There are BCTF members who understand how ill-served they are by their union. They are looking critically at the performance of their leaders, who are too often distracted by grandiose “social justice” campaigns as far away as the Middle East. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email:

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du Toit & Idaho Vandals headed to Rancho Santa Fe for NCAA regional golf championship Taylor Rocc a Sports Editor

Kimberley’s Jared du Toit and the University of Idaho Vandals men’s golf team will see their campaign continue at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee announced its selections for six regional tournaments, set to run May 14 to 16 across the United States. The selections were announced Monday morning on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. “It’s really cool. I don’t think it gets much better than San Diego,” du Toit said over the phone from Moscow, Idaho, Monday afternoon. “The weather is great there all year and from what I’ve heard, the golf course there is really cool, too. We did a little research before the selection process and that was the site I definitely wanted to go to. “We kind of got lucky with where we get to go. We were pretty optimistic the whole time and when it did come up that we were going to San Diego, we were all really excited.” The Farms Golf Club is located approximately 37 km north of San Diego and presents 6,947 yards of terrain for golfers to tackle. “I’ve talked to a couple people that have played [The Farms] and they’ve all been really big fans,” du Toit said. “From what I’ve heard, it’s a really fair golf course. If you can hit the ball decent out there, from what

I’ve heard, it’s a ball-strikers’ golf course. Our team, that’s one of our strengths. I think it suits us pretty well.” du Toit and the Vandals, seeded 10th at the regional tournament hosted by the University of San Diego Toreros, will face stiff competition in southern California as three nationally-ranked squads join them in search of a ticket to the NCAA National Golf Championship, set for May 29 to June 3 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

Arizona State University (ASU) is the top-seeded team heading to The Farms Golf Club, ranked fourth nationally. ASU is joined by the University of Oklahoma (T9) and 11th-ranked Georgia Institute of Technology. Apart from being the top-ranked team at the regional event, ASU also boasts the top-ranked amateur men’s golfer in the world. Jon Rahm-Rodriquez, of Barrika, Spain, is the world’s top amateur men’s golfer as of April 26, having claimed three solo victories and a total of seven top-five finishes in 11 events this season. “It’s a pretty star-filled

tournament,” said du Toit, who is ranked 203rd in the world amateur ranks. “A lot of those teams have pretty big names, but we played with them a couple times this year throughout different tournaments and a lot of those teams we’ve actually beat one-onone quite a bit. “If we play solid, we can get out of that site for sure. We were kind of excited to see the teams that were in there and that we’ve beaten them in the past. “If all of us put in good preparation this coming week and we’re ready come game time and we do execute during game time, I think we have a pretty good shot at getting out. We’re all really optimistic. The ball is in our court and we’re excited to turn some heads out there.” The Vandals and Sun Devils both competed at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate in Pullman, Wash., back in September 2014 with Idaho finishing fifth and Arizona State landing in sixth. The Vandals might be an underdog heading to the San Diego regional tournament, but that’s the nature of the game at this level. Mike Carter, chair of the Division I Men’s Golf Committee, explained how teams are assigned to each regional tournament on Morning Drive. According to Carter, the top six ranked teams are assigned to the regional event closest to their school. From there,

Devils’ GM Lamoriello steps down; hires Shero as replacement Tom C anavan Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils’ general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero. Lamoriello announced Monday that he will remain as president of hockey operations. The 72-year-old Lamoriello has led the Devils since 1987 and guided them to three Stanley Cups. He says he has considered stepping down for a while, indicating that

he was not forced out after missing the playoffs the past three seasons. The 52-year-old Shero was let go as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager last May. He is the son of former Flyers and New York Rangers coach Fred Shero. The Devils are still looking for a coach, and Lamoriello says Shero will make that hire. Lamoriello fired coach Pete DeBoer in December, and he then ran the team with the help of Adam Oates and Scott Stevens.

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The University of Idaho Vandals and Kimberley’s Jared du Toit, pictured during third-round action at the 2015 Big Sky Conference Men’s Golf Championship, are headed back to California in hopes of advancing to the 2015 NCAA National Championship. the committee uses an S-curve system to assign each remaining team, removing as much subjectiveness from the process as possible. “All in all, it works out,” Carter said on Morning Drive. “The strength of the six fields are pretty even.” A total of six, 54-hole regional tournaments pit the country’s best teams and individuals against one another. du Toit and the Vandals qualified for NCAA regionals with a record-setting performance at the 2015 Big Sky Conference Men’s Golf Championship. The Vandals set a Big Sky Tournament record with a three-day score of eight-under (856) breaking the previous mark of 860. du Toit also left his

mark at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp, Calif., firing a six-under 66 in his final round, good enough to tie the championship-course record. “We’ve had a good season,” said head coach John Means in a press release following his squad’s victory at the Big Sky Conference Championship. “We played very well coming into the event. Our goal is to be able to play for the national championship. This is one of the steps we need to accomplish to get there and do that. We decided early in the season what our goals were, and winning the Big Sky by a large margin was a part of that.” In addition to qualifying teams, 10 individual golfers from teams other than those quali-

fied, will compete at The Farms Golf Club. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the 2015 NCAA National Golf Championship. The practice round for competitors at The Farms Golf Club is slated for Wednesday, May 13, with first-round action beginning Thursday, May 14. Originally built in 1988, The Farms was redesigned in 2000 by golf course architect John Fought and PGA tour professional Tom Lehman. Other host locations for NCAA regional events include: The Sagamore Club - Noblesville, Ind., (Ball State University); University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course - Chapel

Hill, N.C., (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); The Rawls Course - Lubbock, Texas, (Texas Tech University); Gold Mountain Golf Club Bremerton, Wash., (University of Washington) and; The Course at Yale - New Haven, Conn., (Yale University). Teams competing at The Farms Golf Club (in order of seed): 1) Arizona State University; 2) Georgia Institute of Technology; 3) University of Oklahoma; 4) University of New Mexico; 5) University of Virginia; 6) University of Georgia; 7) East Tennessee State University; 8) University of Mississippi ; 9) University of San Diego; 10) University of Idaho; 11) St. Mary’s College of California; 12) Wichita State University; 13) Eastern Kentucky University.

Canada tops Czech Republic at IIHF Worlds CANADIAN PRESS

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall each had a goal and an assist Monday as Canada downed the Czech Republic 6-3 to stay perfect at the world hockey championship. Sean Couturier, Tyler Seguin and Sidney Crosby also scored for Canada (3-0-0), which got 22 saves from Mike Smith and sits atop Group A with nine points. Tyler

Toffoli added a goal into an empty net to go along with an assist. Martin Erat, Martin Zatovic and Vladimir Sobotka replied for the Czechs (1-1-1). Ondrej Pavelec made 32 stops in taking the loss. The goals for Couturier and Seguin were their first points of the tournament, meaning that every Canadian player now has at least one point. Canada’s next game

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On April 27, 2015, Doris passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97 years. She was born Gwendoline Doris Temple on November 8, 1917 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the second daughter of the late Leah Ellen and James Edward Temple. Doris was the beloved wife of the late David Ironside Pyle for 60 years. The two of them loved to snowshoe, hike, canoe, camp and garden together. Doris was blessed with good health her entire life and at the age of 50, got her drivers licence when she enthusiastically took up golf. Retiring to Cranbrook, BC, Doris and Dave enjoyed a wonderful friendship with John and Sally Flowers. When Dave passed, Doris moved to the Churchill Retirement Residence, Edmonton, where she met her second husband, the late Clifford Schweitzberg. Both in their 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, they enjoyed seven years together, dancing, travelling and watching old movies. Doris will be greatly missed by her children, Joanne (Larry) Pollock, Shirley Al (Jon Warland) and Bill (Anita) Pyle; her grandchildren, Stacey (Graham) Drexel and Jeff (Michelle) Pollock and her great-grandchildren, Mathew, Christina and Addison. Doris was predeceased by her two husbands, her grandson, Joey Reader; her parents; her siblings, Ruth Renton, Barry Temple and Grace Gorrie. The family would like to thank the staff at Laurier House Lynnwood for taking such good care of Doris these past five months, especially her â&#x20AC;&#x153;girls.â&#x20AC;? At Dorisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, there will be no funeral. A private family gathering will be held at a future date to celebrate Dorisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well lived life. She was loved. To send condolences, visit Park Memorial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edmonton 780-426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre


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We will invest your gift wisely. We will carry out your wishes. We will ensure your gift has lasting impact. We will honour your generosity.

MACDONALD THOMAS Law Office, seeks person for full-time permanent legal assistant position.

The loss of a loved one is a time of profound sadness. We offer our condolences. When the time is right, we would be honoured to help you to ensure the legacy of your loved one is felt in our community forever. 250.426.1119

This position requires high level of attention to detail and ability to work in an organized fashion under time constraints.

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As the largest independent newspaper group with more than 170 titles in print and online, Black Press has operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter before Friday, May 29th to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email:


Career Service / Job Search

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Career Service / Job Search

Career Service / Job Search


Looking for Work ?

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Need a Resume ? Interested in Training ?


Call or drop in for more information: P: (250) 489-5117 A: 24 11th Ave S., Cranbrook 

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Paving/Seal/ Coating


Valid driver’s license required. Preference will be given to those with a clean driving abstract. Experience with handling fine finished products (furniture, cabinetry, countertops) would be beneficial, however we will train a suitable candidate. Full benefit package after 3 months employment.


Apply to: Cranbrook Interior Woodwork Ltd. Attention: Blair Cooke 801 Industrial Road #2 Cranbrook, BC V1C 4C9 Fax: 250-426-3077 Email:

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Heavy Duty Machinery




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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

Apt/Condo for Rent 1100 SQ. FT. condo in Kimberley available immediately. Steps to ski hill and Trickle Creek Golf Course. 2bdrm, 2 bath. Granite, stainless steel appliances, slate flooring, hot tub, fireplace. Main floor unit with green space off deck. No smokers. $1000./mo. Call 780-718-9083 or 780-218-7617.

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Strong outlook for daily newspapers


mart newspapers today recognize they can run a very protable business by providing relevant, entertaining and innovative ideas and content. “Let’s not miss the point, either”, says Bill McDonald, group publisher of Metro English Canada. “Maybe there are some trends in place that show some declines in some areas. But newspapers still deliver a massive audience in every city across the country. That’s not changing. The Toronto Star still delivers one million readers every day. There’s no other medium with that kind of reach in one day.” In fact, threequarters of Canadians (13.9 million) read a printed edition of daily newspaper each week, according to NADbank readership data. “Increased media competition, besides raising the editorial bar at dailies, doesn’t change one crucial fact”, says media buyer Bruce Claassen, CEO of GenesisVizeum (Toronto) and chair of Aegis Media Canada. “Daily newspapers offer the same benets they always have: the ability to reach customers quickly. Only with a daily paper are you able to choose to do an ad and run with it in two days, and reach a sizeable portion of the population, in a fairly mass, fairly broad and fairly fast way. That’s a set of qualities very few other media can match.” “Major pubishers and media buyers agree— strong readership gures are testament to improved product. For daily delivery of your local newspaper in Cranbrook, call 250-426-5201. In Kimberley call 250-427-5333. SOURCE: NADBANK JOURNAL SEPT/08

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The model railway is comprised of more than 200 metres of track.

Museum opens at Cranbrook History Centre

Cranbrook’s first wedding dress Obituaries

Obituaries SMITS, Tyler July 5th 1993 – May 3 2015 It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear son Tyler Smits at the age of 21.

Tyler was born in Okotoks, Alberta and moved to Cranbrook with his family in 2006. He graduated from MT. Baker in 2011 and was pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry working in northern Alberta. Tyler loved his sporting activities, especially playing hockey and golf and camping out with his brothers and sisters in the summer. He is survived by his father John and stepmom Anne Marie, his brothers Justin and Layton, sisters Tamara and Alysha. Tyler was predeceased by his mom Janice in 1999 and his grandfather and grandmother Walter Smits 2000, and Gelske Smits in 2013, and uncle Peter Smits 1977. Tyler will be dearly missed by his many uncles and aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces along with his many friends. Tyler was loved by all and will be forever in all our hearts. Tyler you left us far too soon, and we will forever miss you and our hearts will ache with sorrow all the days of our lives. We love you and we trust that you are now safe in the hands of Jesus. Memorial service to commemorate Tyler’s life to be held Thursday May 7th at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook, BC at 12 noon. The grave side service will be held at the Okotoks Union Cemetery Okotoks, Alberta on Friday May 8th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Young Life of Cranbrook. To email condolences please visit Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOMES Ltd. of Okotoks, 403-938-3111

Phase 1 of the new museum wing at the Cranbrook History Centre was officially opened this weekend past , with a special ribbon-cutting event for members and invited guests on Friday and another event for the general public on Saturday. Phase 1 is the lower floor of the eastern side of the complex, known as the freight shed. It is now home to a growing collection displays and artifacts representing a comprehensive history of Cranbrook and the East Kootenay. These include paleontological and paleogeological artifacts, natural history and wildlife, examples of heritage fashion, business and railroad history, and a section devoted to the Ktunaxa. The model railway (an ongoing work in progress) is also open for viewing. It features more than 200 metres of track, and is the largest such display in the B.C. Interior. Next on the museum agenda is Phase 2 of the project — to create the Natural History Gallery which will house all paleo and natural history components. This will be located in the lower freight shed. Phase 3 will be in the upper floor of the freight shed, 5,000 square feet that will be comprised of four galleries, studio space and possibly a cafe.

Above: The skulls of various local fauna, courtesy of Aasland Taxidermy. At right: Our region’s famous trilobites are well represented, along with other paleontological artifacts. Below: Cranbrook’s railroading past on display. Photos by Barry Coulter

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, May 05, 2015  

May 05, 2015 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin

Kimberley Daily Bulletin, May 05, 2015  

May 05, 2015 edition of the Kimberley Daily Bulletin