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B.C. Supreme Court won't extend injunction that halted Invermere deer cull STEVE JESSEL firstname.lastname@example.org
Following an injunction, protests and an as of yet unresolved civil suit, it looks like Invermere's deer cull will be moving ahead after all. On February 24, the Supreme Court of British Columbia denied a request from the Invermere Deer Protection Organization (IDPO) to extend an injunction that has halted the proposed cull of 100 deer since February 9. "We're happy that a further injunction has not been granted," District of Invermere (DOI) mayor Gerry Taft told The Echo the day after the decision was handed down. "It's been a frustrating process that involved a lot of time and energy on the parts of council and the DOI, as well as time and money with our legal council in Vancouver. We're hoping to start (the cull) as soon as possible... there will be traps set tonight." The cull was one of several deer control measures council first agreed upon at a DOI meeting in August of 2011. The district applied for and received a cull permit from the provincial government earlier this winter. Other recommendations adopted by council, in-
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cluding a deer relocation program and community fencing, are still in the planning stages (see related story page A3). "We haven't given up yet," Vince Zurbriggen of the IDPO said of the court decision. "(We're hoping) that some sense will prevail. Some people very much believe that this is not right, to just kill animals because we made a mistake â€” there should be better ways, and this is a very drastic way. Killing 100 deer will not solve the problem."
The IDPO sprung up just before the cull was set to move forward, and is described as a grass-roots organization whose objective is to "protect wildlife and find humane solutions to any kind of problems that arise with them," according to organization president Devin Kazakoff. The group believes there was not enough public consultation prior to the cull being approved, and has been vocal in its advocacy of alternative deer con-
trol measures, including contraceptives and relocation. The cull has dominated discussion in the community in the recent months, with a number of Facebook groups both for and against the cull gaining hundreds of members, leading to some nasty comments from both sides of the debate. STORY CONTINUES TO 'CIVIL' ON PAGE A3
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page three Civil suit will be heard after cull Deer relocation likely on hold until 2013 — mayor ANDREA KLASSEN firstname.lastname@example.org
A relocation of Invermere deer probably won't happen until some time in 2013, says mayor Gerry Taft, and would depend on the province's speed in getting regulations for such a program in place. Moving a portion of the district's urban deer population was one of the suggestions of the Invermere Urban Deer Committee that council agreed to last summer, when it also approved a controversial cull of some of the local herd. While the cull of Invermere deer is now underway, it's unlikely the district will reach its quota of 100 deer before its permit expires on March 15. ECHO FILE PHOTO
Continued from page A1 "It's a big issue, and the worst of it is that it has pulled the town apart," Zurbriggen said. "It pits people against each other so badly." Despite the IDPO's best efforts, the district now has up until March 15 to proceed with the cull. Taft says that while the district has a permit to cull up to 100 deer, it's unlikely that they will be able to reach that number due to time constraints, as a recent cull in Kimberley took about two months to reach a similar goal. "One thing that we're concerned about is potential vandalism to the traps, or any kind of civil disobedience from people who feel really strongly on the issue," Taft said. "I think it's really important for people to take into account their own safety... there have been Facebook suggestions of people chasing deer out of town with their dogs to avoid having the deer be captured, and on the surface that seems a potentially very dangerous idea. "When this cull is over we'd like to work with everyone, including members of the IDPO, to work on all the other options to
make sure that another cull doesn't have to happen. At this point we're asking for co-operation and that people don't 'take things into their own hands' — it's gone through the process, and it's gone through the court system and it's time to accept that this is the course that we're going until March 15. After that point, we can explore all the other options." While this appears to conclude this chapter of the debate, the future may well bring more difficulties for both Taft and the DOI. According to Zurbriggen, one woman who has strenuously objected to the cull from the very beginning is now seriously considering a hunger strike in protest, despite his best efforts to convince her otherwise. Also, while Zurbriggen has not had contact with the IDPO's lawyers since the decision, Taft said his legal council was "left with the impression" that the IDPO and their lawyers would likely appeal the latest decision. Finally, the civil suit against the district by members of the IDPO is still looming, though Taft said it likely will not be heard by the courts until June.
“What we've sensed from the province is that they are very reluctant to see relocation happen.” GERRY TAFT DISTRICT OF INVERMERE MAYOR
The district applied for, and got, a permit to trap and kill up to 100 mule deer within its boundaries and had originally suggested relocation could follow in the spring of this year. The district proposed to have the province share the cost of relocation, and take a main role in carrying it out. But Logan Wenham, a public affairs officer at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, says the current policy is for individual communities to pay for all the operational costs of their deer management. The province, meanwhile, will help by "taking part in planning committees, providing technical advice, developing hunting regulations, issuing permits and loaning
equipment." According to Wenham, government biologists have a number of concerns about relocation, "including high mortality, competition with deer in the area they are translocated to, and the inability to adapt, making the ecological value of moving them low or negative." He notes relocation is more expensive than culling, though it's not clear as of yet what the cost per deer would be compared to the $300 + HST per animal budgeted for the cull. "There's been an estimate of $1,000 per animal, which is most likely on the high side," says Taft. "If there were volunteers and other groups involved the cost will be lower. But I guess whether we can fund it would depend on a combination of how much it would cost and then how many animals would be proposed to be moved." Taft says there is no money for relocation in the district's 2012 budget, partially because it doesn't appear the province will have guidelines for such a program in place before 2013. Should that change, Taft says Invermere would consider setting funds aside. "It seems from our conversations with the province that it didn't seem very likely something would happen in 2012," he says, adding the province doesn't seem as enthusiastic about relocation as many of Invermere's residents. "What we've sensed from the province is that they are very reluctant to see relocation happen... It seems like the requirements they'd want to see are going to be quite stringent, and I think it's fair to say there's a reluctance to even consider it."
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Radium urged to 'take control' Three charged after following rash of thefts, assaults dual cocaine busts ANDREA KLASSEN
February 13 • In the late afternoon two search warrants were executed under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act at the same time on two residences in Radium. One warrant was executed in the 4800 block of Stanley Street, Pinewood condos and the other in the 1400 block of 7th Street. Cocaine was seized from each location. As a result of the warrant on Stanley Street two adult male brothers ages 29 and 23 are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. The search on 7th Street resulted in a 28 year-old female being charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. The investigation is continuing. February 18 • Columbia Valley detachment attended to a disturbance complaint in front of Bud's Bar after a 20 year-old male from Saskatchewan was not allowed entry. Police attended and the male departed. However, he made the mistake of returning to cause further problems. The male was highly intoxicated and was offered accommodations at the detachment. He was released when sober with a ticket for being drunk in public. • Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 93/95 3 km north of Invermere. A 2010 Chev was located in the ditch and footprints of the driver led the officers to Wilmer Pontoon Road, where the 42 year-old driver from Invermere was located. Evidence at the scene and from the driver when located indicated the male was impaired. Due to injuries sustained the male was taken to the hospital and a blood demand was read. Blood was received and will be sent to the lab for results in the
future. If results are over .08 the male will be charged. • Two vehicles were broken into in the 7400 block of Rivercrest Road in Radium. A BMO Mastercard, Acer laptop and a driver's licence were taken. The card was later used. The vehicle was unlocked. An investigation is continuing in regards to the location where the card was used. • Two more vehicles were left unlocked in the 7500 block of Jackson Avenue in Radium. A purse with identity cards and cash was stolen. • Police responded to a disturbance as a result of a good friend allowing his friends to invite unknown males over to use his hot tub. The unknown males became unruly and refused to depart until the police were called. A fight broke out before the unknown males left. They were later located in Radium, and a 25 year-old male from Calgary and an 18 yearold male also from Calgary became friends with the RCMP and were invited to a sleep over at the detachment. Both males were released when sober and given tickets for being drunk in public. The complainant did not wish to pursue assault charges. • A victim in Invermere responded to an email she thought was legit from the Bank of Montreal requesting personal information be filled out on a link to enhance her security. Private information was given, which resulted in the victim having a large sum of money taken out of her account. Do not respond to such emails. If in doubt contact your bank. Floor hockey update: RCMP 9, high school students 3. How they can walk with their heads high is beyond me. How do these boys get dates? We are 2-0.
Radium residents are being called on to rally the community after a rash of thefts from vehicles over the Winterfest weekend. A handful of concerned citizens turned out to the village's Wednesday night council meeting to raise concerns about the thefts, which follow a number of recent assaults in the community, including one incident where an elderly man was mugged at about 8 p.m. while walking home from the store. Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac, at the meeting to deliver his year end report to council, fielded concerns from both members of the public and village councillors who say they're concerned about their safety following recent events. "I want to know as a community what it is that we can do. Because from the sound of it, this is because of people here,” said councillor Karen Larsen, who said rumours of "drug cartels" moving into the community have been swirling in recent days. She and others at the meeting also asked if more police patrols could be sent to Radium, to deter criminals. But Shehovac said it's not likely patrol cars will be able to spend much more time in the village. "I don't have the resources, I don't have the manpower to put out more members," he said. "A lot of times in the evenings there's two members working and that's for the entire valley.” About eight vehicles were broken into over the February 18 weekend, and while Shehovac says the thieves may have been drug users looking for easy money, there is no sign any cartel has moved in on the community. "That's rumours getting out
of hand," he told The Echo in a follow-up interview. "We have some issues with some people that are involved in the drug business but that's like every other community."
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Of the four assaults in Radium police have investigated, Shehovac said only one was "a legitimate assault. The others were as a result of people involved in the drug trade not getting along. And to me that's the price of business." Shehovac also told council most people involved in the drug trade in Radium are not only known to police, they've also already been charged with some criminal offense. "All of them have conditions they're going to breach, and we're going to charge them again,” he said. "They're a little bit nervous right now.” For residents concerned about crime in the village, there were three suggestions: join the RCMP's volunteer patrol group, look into the hiring of a reserve constable, and lock your car doors. "The frustration I find when I read these reports (on the thefts) is almost every car is an unlocked car. We had one car with the keys in the ignition,” he said, adding in one case
more than $1,000 was taken from a wallet left in an open car. "The message to the people is that you've got to lock your cars. These people are lazy, they don't want to be making noise and if the car is locked they have to make a bit more noise.” On the enforcement side, Radium does have the option to hire its own, dedicated RCMP member — a retired Mountie known as a "reserve" member — but the village would have to foot the bill for the officer itself, and Shehovac said doing so is usually fairly expensive. More cost effective, he said, would be expanding Radium's Citizens on Patrol group, which only has two members at present. Volunteers in the group patrol neighbourhoods from their cars, and Shehovac said the group has proven effective in other communities where he's worked. "All we would need in Radium is probably 10 active members,” he said. It's a suggestion mayor Dee Conklin hopes to see the town embrace. "Citizens on Patrol is moving in the right direction. I think it's time to reignite that again. Let's take control of our community,” she said. Council also met with Shehovac in a closed meeting later that night, which Conklin says put her much more at ease about what's being done to deal with drugs in Radium. "The RCMP are on top of this, really on top of this. And I'm talking the drug scene. I was blown away by what's been accomplished to date," she said. "But that doesn't mean we can just rest on our laurels. There is an issue and we need to get our citizens involved. We used to have Block Watch and really active Citizens on Patrol and we've just got to get back to that."
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 The Valley Echo
opinions & letters What comes after the cull?
fter weeks of suspense, some legal action, a bit of protest, and more insults than a Republican primary debate, the Invermere deer cull is underway. For those who've fought against the measure over the past couple months the outcome is obviously a disappointment, to put it mildly. On the other side of the issue, there are residents hoping that even a smaller-thanplanned cull will make taking the dogs (or the kids) for a walk a little less nerve-wracking. Like it or not, the cull is now a done deal. The traps are set, and have already been sprung at least a few times. Even another disruption, such as a successful appeal by the Invermere Deer Protection Organization (IDPO), won't change that. What people on both sides of the debate can affect, however, is how we as a community move forward from this. Agree with him about deer or not, IDPO member Vince Zurbriggen isn't exaggerating when he says this issue has divided the community. At best, people on both sides have characterized their opponents as stupid, selfish or overly sentimental. At worst, we've called each other evil and malicious, or suggested people who don't share our views don't deserve to live in this community. Something here has got to give, regardless of sides. Invermere council has said it's willing to work with the community to find other solutions to its deer issues, ones that could ensure our smaller-than-expected cull is also our only cull. But if any efforts in that direction are going to succeed, there needs to be a showing of good faith on both sides. Now isn't the time to gloat, nor is it the time to refuse to work with people on the other side of the issue. That doesn't mean giving up the beliefs that have propelled us along so far, but it would require a level of civility we haven't always achieved as this debate has continued — but that we all deserve.
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Jumbo journey fails to impress resort critics Like the group that has just returned from a trip to ski hills in Europe ("Potential Jumbo investors planning B.C. visit," February 22) I too have recently travelled to Europe to experience skiing there. Without question it is fabulous. The hills are huge, the food is spectacular and the atmosphere is wonderful. That being said, it was instantly clear to me that the experiences I had there are not transferable to Canada in general or the Jumbo Valley specifically. Presumably in an attempt to explain possible economic benefits a resort in Jumbo might have on the residents of the Columbia Valley, Doug Clovechok stated that "farmers wouldn't be in business without the ski hills." This is true in Europe where the hills are used to farm and ranch in the spring and summer and the ski lift operators lease the land from these farmers so that there may be
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skiing in the winter. Clearly Doug's statement has no value in this discussion as there is no farming in the Jumbo valley. Statements like this serve only to confuse the discussion. It is also very important to note that the ski resorts in Europe are not resorts as we know them. They are towns, often centuries old, that have ski lifts in them, not ski hills that have resorts built around them. As such, the hills have become integral parts of the existing economies not competitors to the existing economies. Were the situation the same in Invermere, all of the guests that stay at Panorama would stay in independent hotels, eat in local restaurants and shop at local shops. So while it is great to say that in Europe there is lots of collaboration and that people are not in polarized camps, the fact that the hills there are a part of the towns
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supports this co-operation as existing economies are affected by all decisions. A ski operation at Jumbo, on the other hand, will have almost no lasting economic impact on the local economies as visitors will simply pass through. Finally, in my travels I skied in the towns of St. Anton, Kitzbuhl and Schladming all of which are serviced by a population of well over 10,000,000 people within a four hour drive. Within a four hour drive of Jumbo there might be 1,200,000 people most of whom do not ski. While typically I wouldn't care if a business were viable or not, in this case risking the integrity of such an important regional ecosystem for a project that has a high probability of failure seems extremely shortsighted. Aaron Hamstead Calgary resident/ Panorama skier
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COMMENT & LETTERS
Ramble On — Marilyn Berry
A little more winter Just re-read my last Ramble… boy, oh boy, don't ever listen to me when it comes to changing seasons! Two weeks ago I was going on about the end of winter, now I sit and look out at about a foot of fresh-fallen snow wondering where my head was at. Of course, for those that are ready for the change of season there is solace in knowing that we will very likely see a warming trend soon — it is March after all. And for those that love it, looks like spring skiing should be terrific! Please have a look at our updated March calendar on the back page to see the many events planned for the month. The point of doing this calendar is so that a comprehensive event listing is available on an annual basis as well as monthly. If you are planning an event, please be sure to let us
know, not only so that it shows up on our monthly calendar but so that we can include it on the annual one at the end of the year. This will help all event planners decide on dates for new events, avoiding some conflict and allowing complementary events to be held together. I have to tell those of you that did not attend the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club dinner on Saturday night, you missed an excellent dinner. There was nothing new to me on the menu as far as ingredients were concerned, but I don't often have the opportunity to eat wild meat and it was very enjoyable. Coming up faster than I realized is the Breast Friend's Bash on Saturday March 10. Don't miss this important fundraiser for new digital mammography technology at our regional hospital in Cranbrook.
It will be a fun evening including a great dinner, fashion show and auction. The Mountain of Hope Gala at Panorama takes place the same evening. I'm sure both events will get significant support, as they are both very important causes. It may seem like there is always a fundraiser happening, it's actually true. They are all for good reason however, and this valley's residents do a great job of supporting all of them. Pat yourselves on the back! We're offering an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see Liona Boyd in concert next week at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook. Just go to page 15, fill out the coupon and bring it in. I've attended one of Liona's concerts and it was terrific. The Key is a great venue too, I don't believe there is a poor seat in the house. Good luck!
BC Libs never impartial on Jumbo I am writing in response to Annalee Grant's comprehensive article about the Jumbo Resort that appeared in your February 15 edition ("Bennett pitches Jumbo to French investors"). In it Bill Bennett was quoted as saying "we are long past the stage where government is obligated to remain impartial." Actually, Bennett and his colleagues in government have shown nothing but bias in favour of this project from the moment they came into power in May of 2001. Gordon Campbell in fact showed his bias three times through public statements he made in 2002 before the environmental assessment process was even half completed.
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He made these statements despite the fact that there had been one grizzly bear report and one economic feasibility report (government commissioned) that had given the Jumbo project two thumbs down. The Jumbo promoters' Tour de France, as described in Ms. Grant's article appears to be a desperate attempt to find someone who will bail them out of a bad financial situation. Their inability to get investors after twenty years of trying speaks volumes. The Jumbo Resort and real estate development was a bad idea in 1991 and it's an even worse idea in 2012. Jim Galloway Brisco
THURSDAY MARCH 1 •AGM for Columbia Valley Arts Council, 7 p.m. at Pynelogs •Brisco Riding Club's AGM, 7:30 p.m., 250347-0085, 250-347-2125. FRIDAY MARCH 2 •Economist Mark Anielski, "The Economics of Happiness: Discovering Genuine Wealth". Invermere Community Hall. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $12. Tickets – Circle Health, The Book Bar. wildsight.ca. SATURDAY MARCH 3 •Finding Balance: A Forum on Community, Environment and Economy in the Columbia Valley. All-day seminar at DTSS with 4 guest lecturers. $35 includes lunch. Register at www. wildsight.ca. •AGM for Wildsight, Invermere Community Hall, 5:30 - 8 p.m., dinner, refreshments and slide show. TUESDAY MARCH 6 •CV Chamber of Commerce AGM, 6 p.m. THURSDAY MARCH 8 •CRGA/ Greenways info sharing and opening meeting, 7 p.m. at Casa Vino. New members welcome. greenways.ca SAT MARCH 10 "Clearly....a Breast Friends' Bash" at Black Forest Restaurant, 5:30 p.m. $40. Dinner, fashion show, and silent auction. Tickets at AG, EK Realty. 250-342-9059 •Mountain of Hope Gala, Panorama. 6:30 p.m., $40. Tickets at Pano, Chopper's Landing.
SUNDAY MARCH 11 •Columbia Valley Figure Skating Club's fundraiser: Music Around the World, 1 p.m., Eddie Mtn Memorial Arena. EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Hall. EVERY MONDAY •Gentle drop-in carpet bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Centre. •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 1217. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. •Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/person. Visitors welcome. •EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Family Resource Centre. Info: 250-344-5674. 1st & 3rd TUESDAY •OPT clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing. 1st TUESDAY •Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Tanya, tanyadeleeuw65@gmail. com. EVERY TUESDAY •Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan Klimek 250-342-1195. •Adult Volleyball Meet at 6 p.m. play 6:30-8. Edgewater School Gym. $30/season or $5/dropin. Any level. 250-2700340.
EVERY WEDNESDAY • Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club Archery, Invermere Community Hall, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 1217. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. •Adult Volleyball Meet at 6 p.m. play 6:30-8. Edgewater School Gym. $30/season or $5/drop-in. Any level. 250-270-0340 • Pyjama Night Story Time at the Radium Public Library 6:45 p.m. • Children's Air Rifle Program, with the LWDRGC, Inv. Community Hall, 7 - 8:30 p.m., free of charge, ages 6-15. Learn safety, marksmanship, equipment provided. 1st WEDNESDAY •1st Wednesday of every month. Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your boards! Call 250-342-6416. EVERY FRIDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit invermere. bclibrary.ca. EVERY SATURDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. 2nd SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Sing and Celebrate, 7 p.m. For more information call Clarence Stauffer, 250-342-9580.
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Community pitched in to secure curling dream I am writing this letter to send out a big thank you. Invermere, B.C., what a great place to grow up. Two years ago four young men had a dream to be champions. A dream is only a dream without the help of others. The Invermere Curling Centre members and board of directors unselfishly helped us with ice time, uniforms, league and bonspiel dues, game experience and coaching programs. Club members eager to assist included Michelle, Christine, Jack, Rick, Vic, Slap and Dave. Local media helped publicize our dream. The Valley Peak, Pioneer and The Valley Echo were always eager to spread the good news. When we needed money for
travel, the parents' fundraising efforts were met with open arms by local organizations and charities who could see the value of supporting our youth. Radium Winterfest, the Radium Car Club, 1st Invermere Beavers and Scouts, Verge for Youth, Windermere Valley Golf Club, Sign Artists and all the people who donated bottles at the Invermere Bottle Depot — thank you. With your help our dream has come true. We are the juvenile Kootenay Zone champs and we hope to make you all proud at the BC Winter Games. Ian, Sam, Logan, Garrett and Justin Invermere Junior Boys Curling Team
Pensions not broken MP David Wilks is fear-mongering about your Old Age pension, claiming on his website that unless he cuts it, the program "will become unsustainable in the long-term." Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, experts from the OECD, leading universities, and the government itself have all said our Old Age Security (OAS) program does not face major challenges, and there’s no pressing need for change. Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer says that Old Age Security is sustainable beyond the year 2082. Payments today cost 2.4 per cent of our national GDP. When the Boomers max out in 2031, that percentage will climb to 3.1 per cent, but then drop off again. Conservatives like David Wilks are really trying to raid your retirement savings to pay for their extreme ideological
agenda. They say current seniors won’t see their benefits cut, but they aren’t saying anything about tomorrow’s seniors — hard working Canadians who have based their retirement plans around having Old Age pensions available to them. The fact is, more than half of Old Age pensions go to seniors earning less than $25,000 year. Canadian workers have paid taxes their entire careers expecting that these benefits will be available to them when they turn 65. Raising the age for OAS will mean that some will have to stay longer in the work-force, whether they’re physically up to it or not. Seniors’ poverty rates could rise by one-third. That’s just not right — not in a successful country like Canada. Scott Brison, MP Liberal Party of Canada Finance Critic
Teacher's point of view on education dispute I love school and I work hard, usually between 50 and 60 hours a week. I am enamored of the process of learning and educating. I have an amazing profession and I get to begin every day by walking into my classroom at 7 a.m. thinking, "What can I do today to make a difference?" This may sound a tad ideological to some, but my job is really about others and giving all that I can. This is my eighth year as a teacher, so I've officially beaten the seven years that the average new teacher lasts and I'm still excited about the next twenty. What I am NOT excited about, however, is the constant struggle. As a teacher, I can't believe how much of my time is spent fighting the government in support of education. I'd always thought that making our public education system the best in the world was the government's job. It seems so ridiculous and counterproductive as the students of B.C. are our most precious resource and the government continues to cut funding in this area. I have spoken to many teachers, not just in this valley, but also from around the province. A common message is that teachers will accept
net zero; for most of us, this job action is not about our salaries. A three per cent cost of living raise would really help in our economy and I'm looking forward to a more competitive wage, but please DON'T strip any more language from our collective agreement.
“For most of us, this job action is not about our salaries.” A "collective agreement" is exactly what it sounds like, a binding document created and agreed upon by both B.C. teachers and the government. And this is not the first time that language has been legislated out of this document. In 2002, class size and composition language (limits to the number students requiring additional resources who can be placed in a single classroom) was stripped and the results of the past decade were horrific: there are now 3,500 fewer teachers across the province, 100,000 overcrowded classes have been taught, 200 schools have been closed, and special needs students have been neglected. This amounts to $2 billion in cuts to education
over the past years. This is what our job action is really about. A year ago, I was sure that it was coming to an end. After fighting the stripping of our collective agreement in the courts for nine years, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, last April, that it was unconstitutional and gave the BC Liberal government one year to fix it. That deadline is fast approaching and their only proposal to date is, "not consistent with what was removed from the system," said Norm Macdonald in an interview with me last week. In fact, they continue to under-fund education and use the media to make teachers look like greedy villains. Here is a link to some data compiled by the BCTF about the money that has gone into education in B.C.: bctf.ca/ IssuesInEducation. aspx?id=10718 Here is what you can do. Support your local teachers and keep in touch with us about how your children are doing in school. Ask us questions about the issues in education, the negotiation process, how education cuts have affected us in our own classrooms — anything you're curious about. Robyn Oliver Invermere
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The property is currently within the Resort land use zone in the OCP and zoned in the Zoning Bylaw as C5 – Golf Course. The proposed rezoning will change the current land use zone to Single Family Residential in the OCP and change the zoning to R-1 Single Family Residential. A PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 386 and the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 387 will be held: MARCH 14TH 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. RADIUM FIREHALL 4878 RADIUM BLVD. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw may submit written presentations to the Village of Radium Hot Springs, PO Box 340, Radium Hot Springs, BC, V0A 1M0 or Fax: 250-347-9068 prior to the date and time of the hearing. Submissions will not be received after the public hearing has been adjourned. The full bylaws and zoning map may be inspected at the Village Office, 4836A Radium Blvd., during regular office hours. For further information, contact 250347-6455. Arne Dohlen, Approvals Officer
A bighorn ram in the Canal Flats area is moving easier after local conservation officers tracked down the animal and removed a length of barbed wire from its neck and horns. Invermere conservation officer Greg Kruger says he and fellow officer Lawrence Umsonst were notified of a ram in last week on February 21. "The information we had was that it had a section of barbed wire fence that was wrapped around its horns and neck, so a concerned member of the public didn't think the animal would survive much longer," he says. Officers located the ram a day later, and tranquilized it to remove the wire, which Kruger says had started to tighten around the animal's neck like a noose. "It was starting to rub through the hide into the neck, so we thought it would probably eventually die," he says. "It would ei-
ther get hung up or (the wire) would choke this ram out." While it's not clear exactly how the ram managed to get tangled in the wire, Kruger says bighorn sheep in the area typically pass through many wire fences as they move between Mount Sabine and the area southeast of Canal Flats. Most likely, the animal was caught up while moving through one of the barriers. Kruger says the incident shows the value of reporting concerns to the Conservation Officer Service. "Wherever we can intervene and do our part to assist wildlife, we ask for public reporting," he says. "If an animal is in distress or suffering and we're able to help out and do what we need to do then public reporting is a great assistance to us." A day after the operation, Umsonst was able to track down the ram once more. It's now back with its usual herd. To report an animal in distress or other wildlife related issue, call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.
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No stopping these nuptials SANDY ZEZNIK Special to The Valley Echo
Something wonderful happened in our Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Friday, February 17, but it didn't start out that way. It began when Martin Morawski from Toronto came to the information desk to get directions to a room on the second floor. The story he had to tell was not a very happy one. Martin and his fiancé Susan Krimmel were at Panorama Mountain Village in Invermere scouting out the perfect spot to get married. They found it, but while skiing down the mountain to celebrate their find Sue fell, suffering a left tibial plateau fracture. This is a serious fracture which occurs at the upper surface of the tibia or shin bone. The Invermere Hospital transferred her to East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, where she underwent observation, was fitted with a brace and
prepared for surgery. Since they had informed Justice of the Peace Andy Stuart-Hill of their intent to marry they decided not to wait and to get married in the hospital before Sue underwent surgery. They were lucky enough to have Wilma Nightingale as a nurse attending to Sue. Wilma quickly went home to pick up one of her dresses for Sue so she could be married in style and not a hospital gown. The flowers came from the Auxiliary Gift Shop and her wheelchair was outfitted with a "Just Married" sign as she was escorted to the hospital chapel for the ceremony. Nurse Wilma and Auxiliary volunteer Sandy Zeznik were thrilled to be asked to witness the touching and beautiful ceremony. The bride cried and the groom and witnesses had tears in their eyes as the couple became husband and wife. LEFT: Newlyweds Martin Morawski and Susan Krimmel after their wedding — the East Kootenay Regional Hospital's ﬁrst.
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50 years ago: David Thompson Secondary School junior girls' basketball players reached the finals of the East Kootenay playoffs. Despite a successful run the team would eventually lose to Cranbrook in the finals by a score of 21-11. 35 years ago: Communities operating tourist information centres were looking forward to increased financial support through the Kootenay Boundary Chamber of Commerce. Under new policies, centres were required to be evaluated on the quality and appearance of staff, as well as provided facilities and hours of operation. 22 years ago: Two local men were recognized for bravery by the RCMP
after rescuing a man from Lake Windermere. While working on a cable television system the two men heard a cry for help from the lake. After rowing out onto the lake with the help of a nearby cabin owner, they found the man nearly incoherent tied to an overturned rubber raft. 20 years ago: A company that had promised scheduled flight service to the Fairmont Airport disconnected phone service to their head office. CAIR Western Airlines had set up a May of 1991 start date for flights, but B.C. Ministry of Finance officials said the company had not submitted an annual report in over two years. 15 years ago: A seven-month old puppy was put down by a member of the RCMP. The puppy, which had got free from its owners, followed a Grade 2 student home, where it was cornered by the student's mother.
After police arrived, an officer drove around with the dog for about a half an hour looking for the owner, before taking the dog to the landfill and shooting it. "I didn't have any alternative," the RCMP officer was quoted as saying. 10 years ago: About 500 people showed up for a Save Our Community Rally at Cenotaph Park. According to a rally organizer, the purpose of the rally was to "get the word out about all the different cuts" that had happened in the valley. 5 years ago: MLAs Norm Macdonald and Bill Bennett returned the Jumbo Resort issue to the floor of the Legislature. Macdonald reminded the provincial government of its past promise that local government would be allowed to make a decision on the resort without provincial interference.
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Students get Para-Alpine introduction INVERMERE — With the International Paralympic Committee's World Cup finals for alpine skiing headed to Panorama in just a few weeks, students in Invermere schools got an intro to the world of disabled skiing February 20, when most of the members of the Canadian Para-Alpine ski team visited J.A. Laird Elementary and David Thompson Secondary School. During the competition about 100 school children will be bussed up to watch the races each day, and the visits offered students a chance to meet Canada's athletes in advance and also learn a bit about the three categories of para-alpine skiing: sitting, standing and visually impaired. The team includes some East Kootenay talent, including Team Panorama's Alexandra Stanker and Kimberley's Josh Dueck. "Any opportunity to come into the
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schools and talk to them a little bit about some of the challenges we face and how we've overcome them, it's such a great opportunity," Dueck said. "And it's pretty unique to have everybody here from the Canadian Para-Alpine ski team sharing their stories. It's been a great experience I think for us, and certainly for the kids." "It's phenomenal, the energy was great in the crowd," added Stanker. "And looking around I saw a couple kids that I recognized from skiing. It's just great to see people interested and excited about the upcoming world cup finals." Over the course of the sessions the athletes shared stories, took questions and talked about skiing and living with their disabilities. "I hope they learn a little bit about the sport, and also how they can overcome whatever challenges that they may
face in their life," said Dueck, a sit-skier who broke his back when he overshot a jump while coaching freestyle skiing. He's since gone on to become the first person to do a back flip in a sit-ski. In five years with the team, the world cup finals at Panorama will be his first chance to compete on Kootenay soil. "I've never really had a chance to compete in B.C. — I don't even think I've had a chance to compete at a world cup in Canada," he said. "This is really exciting. I'm hoping a lot of friends and family from the valley come up and support it." Stanker, a standing skier who spends her weekends in the valley, also says she's excited to share her sport with her "ski family." "My coaches will be there, my friends, my parents live in Calgary so it's just a short drive for everyone to come out and watch," she said.
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The Akisqnuknik Development Corporation is exploring several new business opportunities after taking part in the first annual Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) in Prince George from Febraury 13 to 16. The event was an opportunity for chiefs and economic development officers from 117 First Nations and Tribal Councils to meet with representatives from close to 100 corporations in hopes of growing partnerships and creating new contacts for the future. "It was such an awesome networking opportunity, and it was very professionally done," Lillian Rose of the Akisqnuknik Development Corporation (ADC) said. "I couldn't have made those contacts in the course of a year." Rose had attended the event
with several goals in mind, and a number of meetings scheduled. She said although she had originally only scheduled 22 prior to arriving, she ended up with closer to 32 meetings as more and more opportunities presented themselves. One such organization she came in contact with was the P3 Canada Fund. The P3 Canada Fund is a $1.2 billion investment fund set up by the federal government to support public-private partnerships, where private sector companies and the government both chip in for a government service or other business venture. This was of particular interest to Rose because of preliminary planning that has been done for a multi-use facility on Akisqnuk First Nation lands. However, since the P3 Fund only considers projects with a minimum of $20 million investment, Rose says that there have now been discussions with re-
DIGGING DEEP â€” Perry Horning clears off his walk after the weekend's big snow, which dumped about 20 cm at Panorama in 48 hours, with plenty left over for the valley bottom. STEVE JESSEL/ECHO PHOTO
gional mayors and representatives to expand the proposed facility into a truly regional centre. "I think we're going to submit an initial application (to the P3 Fund)," Rose said. "We just want to see what the appetite from the P3 is about whether our project works, and see if it's something they'd consider funding." Rose says that the new facility could have a number of differ-
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• Wednesday, February 29: Columbia River Treaty open house, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lions' Hall (Invermere Crossroads). Hosted by Columbia Basin Trust, in partnership with the Regional District of East Kootenay and Columbia Valley communities. • Wednesday, February 29: Columbia River Treaty dinner and presentation, 6 -9 p.m., www.cbt.org/crt. • Friday, March 2: World Day of Prayer Meeting, All Saints Church in Edgewater, 1:30 p.m. and at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere at 7 p.m. • Friday, March 2: Economist Mark Anielski, author of "The Economics of Happiness: Discovering Genuine Wealth". Invermere Community Hall. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $12. Tickets – Circle Health, The Book Bar. www.wildsight.ca. • Friday, March 2: Open Mic @ Pynelogs, 7 p.m. • Saturday, March 3: Finding Balance: A Forum on Community, Environment and Economy in the Columbia Valley. All-day seminar at DTSS with four guest lecturers. $35 includes lunch. Register at www.wildsight.ca. •Monday, March 7: Bingo at Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 p.m. • Thursday, March 8: Yoga with Fe Saraiva at Copper Point Resort, 6 p.m. Light snacks, documentary "Yoga Women". Donation entry to Women's Services at the Family Resource Centre, email@example.com • Thursday, March 8: Columbia River Greenways Alliance, public meeting at Casa Vino Wine Bar, 7 p.m. •Saturday, March 10: "Clearly....a Breast Friends' Bash" at Black Forest Restaurant, 5:30 p.m. $40 per person. Dinner, fashion show, and silent auction. Tickets at AG and EK Realty. 250-342-9059 • Saturday, March 10: Mountain of Hope Gala, Panorama. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., $40 per person. Tickets at Panorama and Chopper's Landing. • Sunday, March 11: Columbia Valley Figure Skating Club's fundraiser: Music Around the World, 1 p.m., Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.
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With the Columbia Valley Rockies' season wrapped up, it's time to look back at the season that was, but also start to look to the future after a disappointing year in terms of wins and losses. With the team entering a new era under first year coach and general manager Marc Ward after several underwhelming seasons, everyone involved knew that it would be a tough season — including Ward. "We knew that it was going to be tough, and that we weren't going to win a whole lot," Ward said. "It's been a rebuilding year, not only with players but also the culture — we really needed to change the culture that's been here the last four or five years. We wanted to implement a more positive, hard working environment, and hold the players a little more accountable, not only to the team but also to the community as well." Work in the community is something Ward values very highly, as evidenced by the team's work as reading tutors for the One-on-one reading program in local schools. Ward says programs like that give the team an opportunity to give back to the community, and in turn hopefully gain some respect for what the club brings both on and off the ice. "The community is such an important part, especially when it's so small and tight-knit," Ward said. "To get respect, you have to give respect, and I think players when they come here need to understand that it's a privilege to play here... You have
The Rockies end of season awards took place February 20, with a number of players receiving awards ranging from most improved to MVP. From left to right: Brandon Lijdsman, Bruce Corrigal, Todd Sykes, Joe Colborne, Chad Davidson, Cody Stephenson and Orri Haman all picked up hardware at the awards. STEVE JESSEL/ECHO PHOTO
to be a team player outside of the rink as well." On the ice, the Rockies underwent a host of roster changes as the season went on. Players were traded, released and added as Ward molded the team. The team struggled especially with a short bench that no doubt cost it several games this year, and Ward says he plans on being especially active in recruiting in the off season, keeping in mind that several key players are unlikely to return pending tryouts with Junior A teams. "Now that our program is in place, and we've got a lot of great people working with us, now it's about getting the play-
ers who want to develop, and move on," Ward said. "We don't want to have guys for four years, we want guys for a year or two and then we want them to move on to Junior A, and I think that speaks volumes about our program." Ward added that while the team does have specific needs, the goal during every off season is to get better at every position. However, and once again pending Junior A tryouts, the team does carry three high quality goaltenders in Bruce Corrigal, Travis Beekhuizen and Scott Legault, all of whom saw plenty of ice time this season. Ward says that he doesn't plan on continu-
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others will try to look at the development of the program and players in general. Rebuilding a team at any level of the sport is never easy, something Ward acknowledges. But he hopes next season the community will come to appreciate the work the team does off the ice, as well as the final product on it. "I know in my heart that we took this program to another level, and regardless of what the stats say we're on the right path," Ward said. "We worked extremely hard this season to develop both the athlete and the person, and next season we definitely want to aim to make the playoffs."
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The 2012 BC Winter Games are in the books, and Kootenay athletes had some solid results. The curling team of Ian Redeker, Sam Gaspar, Logan Powell, Garrett Kashuba, JP Pollard and coach Dave Gaspar, who qualified for the games by beating a Grand Forks rink in January, finished tied for fifth among eight other teams. Coach Gaspar said he was pleased with the result, and called the games a "great learning experience" for his team. "We had a couple of really close games, Gaspar said. "They had a great time, and the skill level there is incredible for the age group... they tried their best but just missed some key shots â€” we were definitely in every game. "The BC Winter Games takes
place every two years, and took place in Vernon from February 23 to 26 this time around. A number of Kootenay athletes attended, in sports ranging from badminton to hockey, and while no one from the immediate area was able to capture any medals, the athletes surely represented the valley with pride. The badminton team in particular won an award for most sportsmanlike team, and J.A. Laird athlete Jessica Markus won the Fair Play award for great work etiquette. Skier Nat McGrath also had respectable showings of 10th and 11th in freestyle skiing. "I think the team learned that they need to prepare a little bit more, mentally and physically," Gaspar said of the curling team. "We're going to try again (next year), no one is quitting... we're going to stay with it." Gaspar says he learned a lot himself about being a coach
at the Games, and that he'll be able to prepare the team better for their next opportunity. He noted that the team's game on Sunday was actually broadcast on Shaw cable, and said the experience of cameras following the team up and down the ice probably affected their concentration. Regardless, Gaspar says that he's confident in his team's chances next time around, and really believes that they could win it all in the future. "It was a great experience, the people of Vernon were awesome, it was well organized, the volunteers were incredible, and they really entertained the kids with a couple of dance parties â€” maybe that distracted them too," Gaspar joked. "Keeping your mind on why you're actually there is what we'll work on next time... meeting girls might not be one of our goals next time."
J.A. Laird athlete Jessica Markus won the Fair Play award for great work etiquette at the BC Winter Games in Vernon this past weekend. BC GAMES PHOTO
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 The Valley Echo
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CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY ST. PETERâ€™S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship Services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman Pastor Rev. David Morton 1-866-426-7564
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WELCOME YOU TO A SHARED MINISTRY 250-342-6644 Fax 250-342-6643 100-7th Avenue, Invermere www.wvsm.info www.christchurchtrinity.com
Sunday, March 4th 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer All Saints Edgewater 10:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Christ Church Trinity Invermere Led by Sebastian
CANADIAN MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH Roman Catholic Parish Pastor: Father James McHugh 250-342-6167 Invermere 250-344-6328 Golden
Confession: 1/2 hour before Mass Canadian Martyrs Church 712 - 12 Ave, Invermere Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 9 a.m. St. Joseph Church Highway 93-95, Radium Hot Springs Sunday at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Parish 808 - 11 Street, Golden Sunday at 5 p.m. St. Anthonyâ€™s Mission Corner of Luck and Dunn, Canal Flats
Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (served from Kimberly)
RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP For more information call 250-342-6633 or 250-347-6334 Loving God, Loving People #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Sundays at 10 a.m. Bible Studies #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Kidsâ€™ Church Edgewater Hall Thursday 6:30 p.m.
LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH
326 - 10th Ave. 250-342-9535 REV. TREVOR HAGAN Senior Pastor www.lakewindermerealliance.org
VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Hwy. 93/95 1 km north of Windermere Pastor: Murray Wittke
Sunday, March 4th Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Worship & Word Celebration Sunday Kidâ€™s Church Provided â€œThe Journey: Three Proofs Of Growthâ€? ...Pastor Trevor ministering. Call the office at 250-342-9511 for more information. K.I.D.S. church, for children age 3 to grade 1 and grades www.valleychristianonline.com 2-5 during the morning service. Sharing Truth
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Whole wheat versus whole grain Have you heard the "latest" terms being thrown around nowadays â€” Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Wheat Belly? It seems that at least one of your friends or family members may have one of the above issues and it's true they are becoming more and more common. However, we wanted to set the facts straight about the difference between whole wheat and whole grains. Whole wheat is when wheat is milled to make flour. The parts of the grain are usually separated (much of the germ and bran are removed) and then are recombined to make specific types of flour, such as whole wheat, white cake and pastry flour, and all purpose white flour. Under the Food and Drug Regulations, up to 5 per cent of the kernel can be
removed to help reduce rancidity and prolong the shelf life of whole wheat flour. Whole grains are the seeds of certain plants. The seed, or kernel, is made up of three parts: the bran, the endosperm and the germ â€” all of which contain valuable nutrients that play an important role in your diet. There are many types of grains, including wheat, rice, oats, barley, corn, wild rice, and rye, as well as quinoa and buckwheat. The best way to consume these grains is in their natural form instead of in their refined form. Refined grains are whole grains that have had the germ and the bran removed (examples include white rice, white flour, grits and cream of wheat). This results in a loss of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
The best types of whole grains to include in your diet are oats, brown or wild rice and quinoa. Anyone without any underlying gluten or wheat intolerance can consume most grains in moderations without a problem. A clean eating lifestyle requires whole grains to add necessary vitamins, minerals, fiber and ENERGY. A diet lacking in good sources of quality carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit grains can result in a number of problems: Your body could start to break down protein for fuel instead of the preferred role of building muscle tissue. In addition, your body may go into ketosis, a condition that puts stress on the kidneys. This can be prevented by consuming adequate grains and essential carbohydrates
such as fruits and vegetables. The glucose from carbohydrates is the primary energy source for your brain. If glucose sources are insufficient, the result may be dizziness, weakness and low blood sugar. Trying to exercise with low blood sugar will impair your performance and result in physical and mental exhaustion. The foods from these categories provide essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fibre that would be difficult to get from a low-carbohydrate diet. Eating enough of these foods may help you to reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, provide vitamins and minerals essential for the maintenance of your body, reduce diverticulosis and constipation, reduce cholesterol, support proper bowel function, and
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Dream kitchen, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, open concept R2000 Condo fully furnished downtown Invermere, BC. Includes all appliances. Heated ďŹ‚oors in both bathrooms. Fireplace and BBQ $995.00 per month, plus utilities. Avail. Immediately. Email email@example.com or call 416-709-4590. Lakeview Manor One bedroom units Clean, quiet, secure 24 apartment building. $460/month. includes cable, laundry, parking No smoking, No Pets Only applicants 55 years + with a low income need apply. Contact Manager Phil Gillard 250-342-6655 for more info. RADIUM Pinewood Bldg -2 bdrm-2 bath. Heated indoor parking, in-suite laundry. $800/month incl utilities. Eric (250) 342-5914/ (250) 3424040 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Apartment Furnished Invermere 2 bdrm, 1 bath apartment. Walk to the main street, beach, college & schools. Furnished, equipped kitchen. Shared laundry. $800/mnth inc utilities. Call Ben, Green Door Property management at 250-6880362. More info: Kijiji Ad ID 358618805
For lease, up to 10,000 sq ft. Prime main street downtown Invermere commercial location. 403-519-0447. For Rent/Lease: 1200 sq ft building, fenced yard. Excellent highway exposure at Invermere Crossroads. Available immediately with good lease options. 250-342-5667 For Rent/Lease: 1400 sq ft commercial space in Meadowland Art Works building near the new Canadian Tire. 250341-8875
Mobile Homes & Pads NEWLY RENOVATED mobile home for rent in Radium Hot Springs, BC. 2 Large bedrooms, 1 small bedroom, new kitchen and new wood burning stove. Claw foot tub in bathroom. Home is on a large lot with a detached garage and lots of parking. Rent is $800, plus utilities - discount available if longer lease is signed. Home has a fridge, stove, washer & dryer. Great area for a family. Home is available immediately. Pets negotiable. email for more info: email@example.com or call 403-650-9329.
Suites, Lower 2 bdrm lower suite: clean, quiet, cozy, newly renovated. W/D, D/W & ďŹ replace. Close to lake, downtown & schools. $650/mth including utilities. 250-346-3385 Lovely large 2 bdrm suite in Invermere. Very close to downtown and schools. W/D/F/S $690 + util. Jeff 250-688-1105 Windermere - New bathroom. Spacious. Pets negotiable. Shared laundry. $590 utilities included. 250-342-8662
Suites, Upper Fairmont Riverside: 1250 sq ft. upper suite. 2 bdrm, deck, attached garage, shared laundry. Available immediately. $700 + 1/2 utilities. Janet 403809-3508
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Homes for Rent 3 Bdrm house. Invermere. Great location & lake views! One level, W/D, F/S DW. Available March 1st. $890 + utilities. Jeff 250-688-1105 Downtown Invermere Upper: lake view, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, garage, Sat. TV included, $1150. Lower: 1 bdrm, walkout $575. 250-342-8662 EDGEWATER 3 acres 6 bdrms 4 full baths 2 kitchens 2 living rooms 10 appliances. $950/mth. 403-650-8654 Fairmont: Dutch Creek 3 bdrm, 2 bath house. $850/mth. Pets negotiable. Available immediately. 250-345-0004. Kinsman Beach: 3 bedrm house W/D, DW, microwave, wood stove & ďŹ replace. $1000/mo. Call 250-342-6975
help you with weight maintenance by providing a feeling of fullness. If you're an individual who is maintaining a healthy lifestyle or even if you're trying to get healthy, healthy eating involves whole grains. If you are cautious about eating grains because they may cause you to gain weight, a good rule to go by is "earn your grains." Meaning eat a servings of grains right before or right after a workout. Your body needs the energy to recover and it won't go straight to your butt. When it comes to eating, always consume everything in moderation. Listen to your body and how it feels after eating certain food. If grains give you a problem then avoid them as much as you can and supplement with beans, vegetables and fruit.
Request for Expressions of Interest Regarding an Addition to the Invermere Church t*OUSPEVDUJPO Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Parish (the Parish) invites building contractors to submit an â€œExpression of Interestâ€? (EOI) proposal for the upcoming construction of an addition to the Invermere Church. Short listed contractors will be invited to provide a tender for the construction of the addition. Criteria used to evaluate the EOI submissions will be based on the demonstrated consistent satisfactory completion of recent projects of a similar size and scope, as determined by the Parishâ€™s selection committee. Other criteria considered include; qualiďŹ cations, expertise, experience, availability, local beneďŹ ts, corporate stability, bonding capacity and personnel that would be assigned to the project. The evaluation process will occur in a closed meeting of the Parishâ€™s selection committee, the unsuccessful respondents will be notiďŹ ed in writing. The parish reserves the right to limit the number of contractors that will be invited to tender the project. All submissions received in accordance with the terms and conditions of the EOI process will be reviewed, the granting of pre-qualiďŹ cation status will be at the sole discretion of the Parish.
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The proposed project consists of adding approximately 2500 square feet of main ďŹ‚oor area to the north side of the existing Invermere church. The wood frame addition will include a full basement. Mechanical and electrical upgrades to the existing church building will be part of the project scope.
t%FBEMJOFGPS4VCNJTTJPOT Interested contractors must submit a complete EOI package no later than March 15, 2012 to the Parish at: Box 128, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Attn: Building Committee NOTE: Fax or electronic submissions will not be accepted. All queries should be directed to the Parish by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Parish, Invermere, B.C.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 The Valley Echo
The Valley Echo has put together a 12 month community calendar for the Columbia Valley. Each month, we'll print the following month's page. To add your community event to the page, email the date, time and location to email@example.com by the third Sunday in each month. For additional information about the calendar and participating in the 2013 edition, please call 250-342-9216.
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March 2012 Monday
Bingo, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 p.m.
CV Figure Skating Club, â€œMusic Around the Worldâ€?, 1 p.m., Eddie Mtn. Mem Arena
LWDRGC St Patrickâ€™s Clays Shoot
CVCC AGM, 6 p.m.
Cinefest @ Pynelogs, 7 p.m. â€œWest is Westâ€?
Bingo, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 p.m.
Fridays Open Mic 2 1 Fresh Nite @ Pynelogs, 7 p.m.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, 5:30 p.m., 341-3983 Scrabble Night at Inv. Library, 6 - 8 p.m.
Seniorsâ€™ Day at Inv. Library, 1 - 2:15 p.m. Bus provided Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, 5:30 p.m., 341-3983
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, 5:30 p.m., 341-3983 Scrabble Night at Inv. Library, 6 - 8 p.m.
CRGA public meeting, 7 p.m., Casa Vino
Mark Anielski, Inv. Comm. Hall, 6:30 p.m. wildsight.ca World Prayer Day, Edgewater, 1:30 p.m. Invermere 7 p.m. EK Roller Derby Volunteer Info Night, Mr. Mikes, Cranbrook, 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Finding Balance seminar, DTSS, all-day, $35, wildsight.ca
LWDRGC Nature Trust Habitat Improvement Work Bee
A Clear Viewâ€™ fundraiser dinner, Black Forest Mountain of Hope Gala, Panorama 6:30 p.m.
Annual 24 23 Edgewater Garage Sale, 9 - 12 p.m.
David Langevin & Yvonne Reddick Exhibition March 16, 6-9 p.m. Show until March 25, Artym Gallery
St. Patrickâ€™s Day Edgewater Dinner & Dance, 6 p.m. Tea & Bake Sale, 2 - 4 p.m., Christ Church Trinity Panorama Stampede
CV School Break
LWDRGC Spring Fever .22 Rimfire Shoot
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Seniorsâ€™ Day at Inv. Library, 1 - 2:15 p.m. Bus provided Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, 5:30 p.m., 341-3983 CV and Alberta School Break
Windermere Comm. Assâ€™n AGM, 10 - 12 p.m., Windermere Hall
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