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By: SMW (offline) on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 11:27 PM EST  
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Last week we heard the story of Long Claws, an Arctic tale of a family's survival against all odds including an exciting adventure with akla, a barren-ground grizzly bear. Today we had a chance to examine a grizzly bear's front claw. Then we compared it in size to the back claws.
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We also enjoyed studying a badger's front claws.
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By: SMW (offline) on Sunday, December 16 2012 @ 07:29 PM EST  
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Hoodoos are mentioned in the Ktunaxa Creation Legend. According to the legend the Water Monster's bones turned into hoodoos, after the Land Giant threw them away.

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On top of the hoodoos near Fairmont

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Hoodoos can also be found along the shoreline of Columbia Lake, where the Land Giant made the one river into two (the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers) by pushing down part of a mountain to trap the Water Monster.

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Hoodoos near the St. Mary River


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, December 21 2012 @ 02:27 PM EST  
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You may remember that during Waste Reduction Week in October, Mrs. Bedell's grade 2 class joined us on a field trip to the Transfer Station, Recycling Plant, Packing Plant and Regional Landfill with Loree Duczek, RDEK Communications Manager, acting as our guide. We learned how we can all REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE to reduce the amount of garbage going to the Landfill.

Yesterday Loree talked to both of our classes about how we can make a difference at Christmas. We learned that in Canada 30 million bags of garbage will be thrown out on Christmas Day alone, and that more than 75% of that garbage could be recycled with a little thought. We were reminded that paper-based Christmas wrapping can either be reused or recycled, and cards, envelopes, tissue paper, cardboard boxes and packaging paper can all be recycled too. Christmas cards can also be turned into gift tags.

HOW CAN WE REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF GARBAGE GOING TO THE LANDFILL??

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JUST THINK OF ALL THE MATERIALS THAT WE CAN PUT IN A YELLOW RECYCLING BIN:
CARDBOARD, NEWSPRINT, MIXED PAPER, PLASTICS #1 - 6 (but NOT STYROFOAM), and TIN CANS.

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LET'S DO OUR BIT AND REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF GARBAGE GOING TO THE LANDFILL!!


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, January 11 2013 @ 09:24 PM EST  
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The perfect day to introduce our new Japanese teacher to a Canadian winter

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Dropping handfuls of snow into the creek

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Emerging from a secret passage near Octopus Tree


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, January 11 2013 @ 09:35 PM EST  
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Making snow angels

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Heavy snowfall

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Snow celebration


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By: jkr (offline) on Friday, January 25 2013 @ 12:10 PM EST  
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Happy Robbie Burns Day Mr. Wilson Grin

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By: SMW (offline) on Saturday, January 26 2013 @ 01:02 PM EST  
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We learned how Cranbrook grew after the railway arrived. On our downtown walk yesterday one of our first stops was to see the railway. This is the Elko Station.

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Here we are against the backdrop of the new Cranbrook arch. Originally there used to be two arches at either approach to the City which were later taken down.

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Close to Baker Street on 9th Avenue (originally Armstrong Avenue) is a mural by local artist, Joe Cross, showing some of the history of Cranbrook including Colonel James Baker.


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By: SMW (offline) on Saturday, January 26 2013 @ 01:11 PM EST  
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We got to see Council Chambers at City Hall followed by an exciting visit to the basement where the old police cells are now used for storage.

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Then it was off to see Colonel Baker's House in Baker Park close to Joseph Creek.

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On our way back to school we walked around what used to be the largest outdoor swimming pool in Western Canada before being filled in some time ago. Now this site in Baker Park houses two skating rinks in winter.


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