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September 28, 2015 edition of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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  • Vol. 64, Issue 185 Proudly serving Cranbrook and area since 1951 www.dailytownsman.com

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    TRE VOR CR AWLEYCranbrook and Kim-

    berley has been chosen to host the 2018 55+ BC Games, which was an-nounced by the prov-ince over the weekend.

    Consisting of six sub-missions from commu-nities across the prov-ince, each city was suc-cessful in their bids fol-lowing a process con-ducted by the BC Senior Games Society that de-termined the winners.

    Congratulations to all of the host communi-ties on their successful bids. Hosting events such as the 55+ BC Games brings incredi-ble benefits to our com-munities on many levels economically, cultur-ally and socially, said Peter Fassbender, the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural De-velopment.

    Coquitlam is hosting the 2016 event, while Vernon will hold the honour the year after. Kelowna will round out the decade and host the 2019 Games.

    The event in Vernon supported by the Greater Vernon area, city of Armstrong and the township of Spillim-acheen will be the 30th anniversary of the B.C. Games, as they were the original hosts back in 1988.

    Formerly the B.C. Se-nior Games, the first-ev-er event featured 650 participants, which has ballooned to over 3,277 participants who com-peted in more than 20

    sports and activities at the 2015 edition in North Vancouver at the end of August.

    On behalf of our Society and the 55+ BC Games, we would like to thank, and con-gratulate the three winning bid

    communities, said Wayne Naka, president of BC Seniors Games Society.

    Our members will be ex-tremely excited about the op-portunity to travel, stay, and compete in these three geo-

    graphical areas of our amazing province. We will make an im-mense and positive impact on your communities as we trans-form the image and attitudes towards the 55+ population among residents of all ages in

    British Columbia.The BC Senior Games Soci-

    ety anticipates each of these communities will benefit from a local economic impact of more than $2 million from the thousands of participants ex-

    Host cities chosen for 55+ BC GamesCranbrook and Kimberley will host 2018 edition of the event, Province announces pected to take part in

    the Games.The mission of the

    BC Seniors Games Soci-ety is to improve the health, lifestyle and image of British Colum-bias 55+ populations.

    C A RO LYN G R A N T

    The British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Com-mission has completed their final report, and while some ridings are getting a new look, others like Columbia

    River Revelstoke and Koote-nay East are just receiving a tweak.

    The three-person com-mission was comprised Mr. Justice Thomas Melnick, for-mer Commissioner of the

    RCMP Beverley Busson, and Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer for B.C.

    The commission present-ed a draft report to the Legis-lature this past spring, and then heard recommenda-

    tions over the summer. They have now presented their final report on B.C.s 85 elec-toral districts. The final re-port reflects changes to 48 of the 85 ridings, and proposed two new districts in Surrey

    and Richmond. That will bring the number of elector-al districts to 87, the maxi-mum allowed under legisla-tion.

    CHAD ST. PIERRE PHOTO

    A two vehicle MVA had the northbound traffic to a stop Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Cranbrook Street North and Willowbrook Drive. According to witnesses who saw the crash, the van appeared to have gone through a red light and collided with a pickup truck. The shaken up occupants received minor cuts and bruises. Luckily no one was seriously injured in the crash. Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services, BCAS and Cranbrook Rescue attended the scene.

    Minor changes announced to Kootenay East, Columbia River RevelstokeElectoral Boundaries Commission delivers final report

    See ELECTORAL, Page 3

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    coMModities, indexes & currencies

    VNP-T 5N Plus ................................. 1.33BCE-T BCE Inc. ..............................53.90BMO-1 Bank of Montreal ................69.83BNS-T Bank of Nova Scotia ............57.42CM-T CIBC ....................................92.51CU-T Canadian Utilities ................35.39CFP-T Canfor Corporation .............17.19ECA-T EnCana Corp. .......................8.99ENB-T Enbridge Inc. ......................51.01FFT-T Finning International ..........19.48FTS-T Fortis Inc. ...........................35.90HSE-T Husky Energy ......................21.31

    MBT-T Manitoba Telecom ...............28.36MERC-Q Mercer International ..........10.09NA-T National Bank of Canada ....41.88OCX-T Onex Corporation ................79.37RY-T Royal Bank of Canada .........71.53S-T Sherritt International ...........0.80TD-T TD Bank ...............................51.03T-T Telus Corp. .........................42.57TCK.B-T Teck Resources .....................6.80TRP-T TransCanada Corp. ............43.37VXX-N iPath S&P 500 VIX ..............25.00

    CIG Portfolio Series Balanced ........ 29.48CIG Portfolio Series Conservative .. 15.98

    CIG Signature Dividend ................... 13.93CIG Signature High Income ............ 14.25

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    CL-FT Light Sweet Crude Oil ...44.98SI-FT Silver .............................15.12

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    For the townsmanThe Rocky Mountain

    Trench Ecosystem Res-toration Program in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Services are conducting prescribed burns in the East Koote-nay between late Sep-tember and mid-Octo-ber weather and burning conditions per-mitting.

    One of the prescribed burns for ecosystem res-toration purposes was conducted last week on Burnt Bottom Pas-ture,one kilometre west of the Highway 93 Bridge over the Elk River

    The Cranbrook Food Bankneeds your help.

    Drop boxes at Safeway and Save On FoodsFood Bank office 104-8th Ave. S. 250-426-7664 (from 10am-3pm)

    For the townsman

    A prescribed burns for ecosystem restoration purposes was conducted last week on Burnt Bottom Pasture,one kilometre west of the Highway 93 Bridge over the Elk River. Pictured above: The burn crew.

    on the east side of Koo-canusa reservoir and south of Fitzpatrick Road. The total burn area was about 380 hectares.

    Historically, the for-est in the Rocky Moun-tain Trench was re-newed through fre-quent, low-intensity ground fires. Such fires removed the shrubby understory and created a relatively open forest with large, healthy trees. The exclusion of fire

    from the landscape over recent decades has in-creased the fuels that contribute to the risk of more intense and dam-aging fires, and reduced the amount of open grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Trench. Com-bined with other factors, the resulting forest in-growth has caused an overall deterioration in wildlife habitat, cattle forage and forest values.

    The reintroduction of low-intensity ground

    fires to these forests is intended to maintain and restore what ecolo-gists describe as a fire maintained, Douglas fir, fescue grass communi-ty, which is natural for these sites.

    These fires are