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World Water Day

ICE vs. Hitmen

Celebrating the world’s most precious resource.

The Kootenay ICE take on the Calgary Hitmen tonight at 7 p.m. at the Rec Plex.

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Premier outlines her job plan for province

Gregarious Gardener

Premier Christy Clark released today the sixmonth progress report for ‘Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan’, which clearly outlines the steps taken by our government to promote economic investment and job growth in British Columbia. “Six months ago we put in place a plan to focus on job creation, protection and promotion. And today I am pleased to report on the accomplishments we have delivered,” said Premier Christy Clark. “We clearly set out our objectives to British Columbians in our ‘Canada Starts Here’ jobs plan and our government has worked hard to not just talk the talk. Today’s report measures our performance and identi¿es the work we still need to do. I am proud of the progress we have made, our continued economic growth and the number of new jobs added to our economy. Our government remains focused on the priorities of B.C. families: jobs, economic growth and opportunity.” ‘Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan’ builds on our government’s solid foundation of prudent ¿scal management to attract investment and open new markets for B.C. products and services, and to create jobs for British Columbians. As part of the plan, B.C. is making smart investments in infrastructure and is working hard to ensure British Columbians have the right skills for tomorrow. According to the latest data, we are see real results from our focused efforts. British Columbia has added 39,900 net new jobs to the economy. This report to British Columbians measures our results, identi¿es what we have accomplished and where we still have work to do. This update on also serves to keep our government focused on British Columbian’s number-one priority: to grow and protect jobs. Speci¿c achievements made during the last six months include: * In less than six months, four mines have begun construction, received key approvals or permits or had operations extended. The backlog of notice of work applications for mines has also been reduced by almost twothirds. Our government

is committed to eight new mines and the expansion of another nine mines currently operating in British Columbia by 2015. * The National Energy Board has approved a 20-year export licence for the Kitimat lique¿ed natural gas (LNG) facility - the ¿rst of its kind in Canada. This is a big step toward the jobs plan’s goal to bring at least one LNG pipeline and terminal online by 2015, and another three in operation by 2020. * $50 million has been committed toward terminal, road and rail improvements at the Deltaport container facility. Another $15 million was invested to support road and rail utility infrastructure expansion at the Port of Prince Rupert. Our government also committed $5 million to improve border infrastructure and information systems. * We established the

Major Investments Of¿ce, dedicated to working with investors proposing large projects with the potential to create large numbers of jobs. * Regional Work Force Table forums have been held in various locations throughout the province, as well as Regional Economic Investment Pilots in Campbell River, Barriere-McBride and the North Fraser region. * The Immigration Task Force has been established and has toured the province, seeking advice and input from communities and employers about their ongoing support for immigration and the role immigrants will play in ¿lling the forecasted one million jobs openings over the next decade. * The BC Jobs and Investment Board has been put in place, providing objective analysis and recommendations on the jobs plan’s progress.

* Ensuring British Columbians are trained for the jobs of tomorrow is a key piece of the BC Jobs Plan. Over $500 million is being invested annually for labour market

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The Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee The Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee examines the issues related to urban deer within the boundaries of the City of Cranbrook and continues to maintain and monitor an ongoing management plan and report to Council. The City of Cranbrook is seeking to fill two (2) public-at-large positions for a term ending December 10, 2012 Interested individuals are invited to submit a completed Volunteer Application form available at City Hall or on the City’s website – www. and look under Our City/Mayor and Council/Committees. Applications from the public-at-large will be accepted at City Hall, attention Maryse Leroux, or by email at, no later than Friday, April 13, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. local time.

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Nutrition and Sprouting Did you know that gardening seeds have arrived at Top Crop Garden, Farm & Pet and not only can they be used for growing, but sprouting and eating as well? We have wheat, barley, alfalfa, lentils, mustard, radish, cow peas and last but not least cat grass seeds – all of them available for the home sprouters. Just by soaking the seeds overnight and then rinsing them three to four times per day for the next few days, they come ‘alive’ and are a wonderful addition to any meal. Since March is nutrition month, we thought it was the best time to talk about sprouts and sprouting. Sprouts contain nutrients, enzymes, and plant compounds that can help combat coronary artery disease. Green leafy sprouts contain high levels of anti-oxidants that enhance protection against the effects of aging. Sprout for optimal health and to fight cancer! A substance called phytoestrogen in alfalfa and red clover sprouts may help to prevent breast and prostate cancer. Also, radish sprouts have been identified as having extremely high anticancer potential. Research from Germany has shown sprouting wheat kernels decreases gluten proteins while increasing folate. Some tips on individual types of sprouts: Alfalfa sprouts contain “saponins” - organic compounds that lower bad LDL cholesterol and stimulate the immune system, in fact they are supposed to contain over 450% more saponins than the unsprouted seed. When eating pea sprouts not only do they taste like you are in the garden, eating fresh peas, but sprouting increases the availability of zinc and magnesium. Our hard red winter wheat can be made into wheatgrass and then eaten in salads or juiced. Wheatgrass juice is a powerful detoxifier, alkalizes the blood, neutralizes toxins, and contains beneficial enzymes and is sweet to eat. Barley grass, while not as sweet as wheat, has good protein, fibre and amino acids. Arugula sprouts have a very strong peppery taste and feel. This is not a mild tasting sprout. It should be added to other sprouts, raw sprouted soups and raw salads, but should not be used as a base for soups and salads. Sprouts of broccoli have recently been found to contain large quantities of inducers of enzymes that protect against carcinogens. Levels of these inducers are 10 to 100 times larger than found in broccoli heads. We also want to give our four legged friends the best of care, so we offer already sprouted cat grass and cat grass seed. Letting your cat or other pet eat the grass provides several benefits. Cat grass adds fibre and vitamins to your cat's diet, vital to the overall health of your pet. It can also help eliminate hairballs and satisfy your cat's craving for greens. The International Sprout Growers Association compiles research findings and in-depth articles about the nutrition and health benefits of sprouts. See to read more. Till next time... happy sprouting. Submitted by Margaret

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partnership agreements across six sectors, including transportation, seafood, LNG, mining, post-secondary education and forestry. Now that much work has been done to re-orient government toward jobs creation, the next six months will concentrate on sector strategies for forestry, mining, agrifoods, transportation, international education and technology. “The jobs plan has three key pillars -open-

ing markets, particularly with the Asia Paci¿c, strengthening our infrastructure to get goods to market, and working with employers and communities to encourage job creation, said Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell. “I’m encouraged to see that in the ¿rst six months’ progress is being made on all these fronts, and am eager to see the results of the next six months.”


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Local RCMP constable to speak on cyber-bullying at college Submitted by the Cranbrook CFUW In their ongoing education efforts in the East Kootenay, the Cranbrook Canadian Federation of University Women Club is hosting a lecture at the College of the Rockies on April 19th. Guest speaker, RCMP Constable Lisa Schlatter, will be speaking on Cyber bullying, a new but truly devastating form of bullying seen in the schools around the world, even in Cranbrook area schools. Schlatter said, “Cyber bullying is the use of new technologies such as the internet, networking sites, and test messages to intimidate or harass an individual. It is unique in that it is anonymous and can be harsh as there is not face to face contact. No one can see the reactions to the messages and it is hard to convey emotions through cyberspace. With technology being everywhere and

accessible by all, it is far reaching. Anything posted on the internet cannot be removed. It is a permanent record. Cyber bullying is a real and effects youth more

than most people realize.” This is such a worldwide issue, programmes such as “Law & Order” have done episodes on the damaging effects of

cyber bullying. The Cranbrook Club of the CFUW encourage parents, siblings, victims, grandparents to join them in learning what we can do as

individuals and peers to stop, to understand and to overcome cyber bullying. Questions and concerns about all types of bullying will also be on the agenda.


The lecture will be held at the College of the Rockies, Lecture Theatre Room #250 on April 19th, 7pm sharp. Donations will be gratefully accepted

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YOUR CITY....WORKING FOR YOU! Public Safety Responsibility of All This Winter

Improving the safety of the public is behind the City of Cranbrook campaign asking residents and businesses to help keep your streets and sidewalks clear of snow and ice this winter. “Regularly clearing ice and snow from your sidewalks and driveways will allow much easier access to your property by the fire department, RCMP or paramedics should an accident or other emergencies happen.” says Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services Chief Wayne Price. Residents are also encouraged to avoid pushing or blowing snow from their sidewalks, driveways and any windrows back into the street, after the City plows have been by. Clearing snow is not just the responsibility of the City Public Works department, which does the best they can with the resources available to keep the community moving during the winter months. Responsibility also lies with each resident and business owner to help clear around their home or business. “During and following major snowfalls, our snow removal operation runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operates with a small fleet of vehicles; four salt/sand trucks with belly plows, two graders and two loaders.” says Public Works Director Joe McGowan. “With this schedule and the equipment we have, it is reasonable to expect most areas of the City to be cleared within 3 or 4 days of a snowfall, depending on the amount of snow and how fast it comes down.”

City of Cranbrook Snow Removal Policy

As this winter season approaches, we want to remind you of the City of Cranbrook current Snow and Ice Control procedures to better understand why the City clears snow the way it does. The policy in place clearly identifies four levels of priorities for streets for City crews to follow:


Major streets, hospital zones, roads that access emergency service facilities, roads with severe grades and transit routes will be cleared first. In some instances, snowfall is heavy enough and continual during the plowing process, that once these routes are cleared crews need to start them over again. That often causes a delay in getting to other areas of the City.


Sidewalks also have a priority system, but do not get cleared until the streets are in good enough condition that Public Works can shift personnel to snow clearing on select public sidewalks. As personnel are freed up from roadway snow removal, the City’s practice is to run one and sometimes two machines on sidewalks, beginning in the downtown core. Residents are responsible for clearing windrows in front of their properties; the City does not clear those. Residents are encouraged not to clear windrows from their properties into the streets; instead move the windrows onto your yard or the boulevard. It is also important to remember that by policy of the City of Cranbrook, Public Works does not clear Rotary Way. For a complete look at the Snow Removal Policy, please visit our website.

Free Community Sponsored Family Swim – Saturday March 17, 2012

Blue Sky Realty Ltd. The Cranbrook Aquatic Centre will hosting another community sponsored family swim on Saturday March 17, 2012 from 4 to 5pm. It will be free for families to swim at this event, compliments of Blue Sky Realty. This is a new initiative by the City of Cranbrook Leisure Services department. Are you or your business interested in sponsoring a family swim? Please contact our aquatics coordinator at 250-489-0224.

Deer Feeding Prohibition Bylaw

Under this bylaw, no one is to provide deer with food by intentionally leaving food, food waste or other attractive edible material intended for the sole purposed of feeding deer. For example, leaving out a bale of hay, a bag of apples or other compostable food scraps on a residential lot or property where these items are not consistently being grown or produced for human consumption would be seen as an infraction to the bylaw. Visit our website and click on ‘Bylaws’ for more on all of our City bylaws.

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Classification “D” – FOURTH PRIORITY

The remaining streets, drives, crescents, lanes and alleys where traffic volume is relatively low. Traffic is able to proceed at lower speeds in these residential areas.

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Cranbrook Mitech atom house went 5-0 to win the Cranbrook Atom house Tourney beating the Nelson Spit¿res 9-4. Nelson had to play back to back games to get to the ¿nal were 4-0 before meeting Mitech. (Kneeling, from left) Trey Mooy, Fisher Nelson, Josh Mitchell, Jamie Robertson, Aiden Goyeche, Cole Hennig, Jonace Johnson, (Standing) Carson Emel, Ryan Bennett, Jordan Simpson, Aaron Grist, Joel Hamilton, (Back row) Ryan Hennig, Barry Nelson, Coach-Rick Bennett, and Clare Grist. Visit the Sports Section at for a thrilling slideshow of the game. 201 - 7th Ave. S. Cranbrook Priest: Fr. Richard Rene • 489-8006 Sunday Divine Liturgy ............... 10:30 am Fellowship lunch and Sunday school to follow

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Poison Prevention Week

March 18-24, 2012 “Out of reach...out of sight” • A poison is any substance that can cause harmful effects in the body. • Thousands of people in BC are unintentionally poisoned every year. • Children under the age of six are at the greatest risk. • Many poisonings can be treated at home with advice from your poison control centre.

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POISON-PROOF YOUR HOME To give you a start in poison-proofing your home, here is a list of SOME common, potentially toxic substances. Go through each room, make sure these are properly stored out-of-reach of small children and pets. KITCHEN/LAUNDRY † All drugs and pills † Ammonia † Ant/roach/bug killers † Automatic dishwasher detergent † Bleach † Carpet/upholstery cleaners † Cleansers † Disinfectants † Drain cleaners † Fabric softeners (liquid and sheet) † Furniture polish † Metal cleaners † Oven cleaners † Rust removers † Soaps/detergents † Vitamins/fluoride/iron pills BEDROOM † All drugs and pills † Baby powder † Cough/cold medicines † Cosmetics † House plants † Jewelry cleaners † Nail polish/remover † Perfumes/colognes † Shoe cleaners/polishes FAMILY ROOM † House plants † Stereo/video cleaners

BATHROOM † Aftershave lotion † All drugs, pills, patches † Bath oil † Cleansers † Deodorizers/sanitizers † Drain cleaners † Hair removers † Liniments † Mouthwash † Permanent wave solution † Rubbing alcohol † Shampoo/hair products † Toilet bowl cleaners GARAGE/BASEMENT/STORAGE † Antifreeze † Barbecue starter † Fertilizers † Gasoline/kerosene † Glues † Lighter fluid † Lime † Mothballs/moth flakes † Paint remover/thinner † Pesticides/insecticides † Rat/mouse poison † Turpentine † Weed killers † Windshield cleaner OTHER † Alcoholic beverages † Batteries, disc (calculator) † Cigarettes


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Island. Don’t forget that parking fees were eliminated from B.C.’s provincial parks on May 3, 2011, making parks more accessible and inviting to families. Discover Camping allows you to view the availability and amenities at more than 125 reservable campgrounds in 78 provincial parks across B.C. Whether you’re hiking, camping under the stars with nothing between you and the great outdoors but a tent or hauling an RV, the reservation service offers information about sites, maps and amenities so you can customize your camping vacation. B.C.’s provincial parks are popular. As reported last fall, camping reservations in provincial parks were up eight per cent over 2010, and up an impressive 48 per cent for the last week of August. Book your favourite spot through the interactive online reservation system at www. The system also offers mobile webservices so Smartphone users can easily make and change plans from the open road. For a surcharge of $5, reservations can also be made through the call centre at 1 800 689-9025 or from overseas at 0+1 519 8266850.

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Province contributes to local, provincial sports hosting events Submitted The Province continues to help build local economies through sport by contributing more than $200,000 to support sport hosting events across British Columbia, announced Ida Chong, Minister of

Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Forty-six grants have been awarded to successful applicants who applied to Hosting BC in December. These grants are helping a wide range of events, from the 2012 Victoria International Rugby

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The parcel tax rolls are available for inspection, at the Regional District of East Kootenay office in Cranbrook during regular office hours. Requests for amendments must be made in writing to the Regional District of East Kootenay, 19 - 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8, on or before March 26, 2012 @ 4:30 pm. If requests are received, a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet at 1:00 pm on March 30, 2012 in the RDEK Board Room. Shawn Tomlin, Chief Financial Officer

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Total Pet has a friend just waiting for you. There is a new place in Cranbrook for your pet. Opened on March 3, Total Pet is located at #9-12th Ave North. Across the road from Andres Electronics and across the parking lot from Safeway. In the old Benjamin Moore location.

This large 6,000 square foot location offers a full line of small animals, aquarium Âżsh, reptiles, food and supplies for all types of animals. “We chose Cranbrook for a few reasons. We have a great deal of experience operating in communities like Cranbrook,â€? said Richard Gibbons, president of Total Pet Group. “Cranbrook is a shopping hub for a number of the surrounding communities. We opened a store in Castlegar about two years ago and having a truck continue past Castlegar after dropping there provides a great deal of efÂżciencies for us. We also felt that the Cranbrook market was under serviced in the

Pet specialty area. Our ability to purchase our building allows us to commit to the community for the long term.� Total Pet Group started in 1976 and has re-

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in the Interior of BC. Its head ofÂżce is in Kelowna. Total Pet has 104 employees, a large distribution warehouse in Kelowna that allows it

to buy in very large volumes and get the best deals on products. Total Pet stores range in size from 5,600 square feet to 10,860 square feet.

“This foot print allows us to provide a large selection but still be manageable for our customers,� said Gibbons.

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First appointment: checkup and x-rays with the Dentist at the clinic. Second appointment: scaling with Hygienist. Third appointment: cleaning (fissure sealants, if needed). Note: the second and third appointments may be combined depending upon the length of time needed. Examinations will be scheduled on specified days in April. All interested parties must be examined by a dentist to prescribe treatment. Subsequent appointments will be scheduled in May. These appointments will be booked after the examination appointment.


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Member Positions Various Locations Part-time Renumerated on a per appeal basis Initial term of 2 years Reappointment to a maximum of 6 yrs The Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal is seeking a number of individuals to serve as members. The Tribunal is independent of government and hears appeals of most types of decisions made by the Ministry of Social Development under the employment and assistance program. The Tribunal also hears appeals of decisions made by the Ministry of Children and Family Development under the child care subsidy program. The Tribunal has developed a Candidate Training and Testing Package to enable members of the public to acquire and demonstrate the prescribed knowledge and skills. For further information regarding member qualifications and application details, visit or phone 1-866-557-0035.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 SOUTHEAST KOOTENAY seeks Public Input into the 2012/2013 Annual Budget Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Board Office, Cranbrook • 3:00 p.m. If you wish to make a presentation to the Board, please contact Jean Skerik at 250.417.2055 or by email at by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012. An estimate of the amount of time necessary for your presentation is required in order to be included on the agenda. Allotted time is 10 minutes per presentation. Presentations to the Board will be accepted in writing if you are unable to attend or if you do not wish to attend the meeting. If you live outside of Cranbrook you can make a presentation by teleconference or by videoconference. You will be able to make your videoconference presentation at the secondary school in your community.


Harmony, from the KCA, shows her recently shorn hair which will be used to make wigs for chemotherapy patients. Harmony, a student from Kootenay Christian Academy, wanted to do something for the cancer society. Harmony had her long blonde hair cut and gave 12 inches to make a wig. Harmony loves her new haircut and is happy that her cut hair could be used to

make someone feel good that does not have any hair. Harmony is a sweet girl with a big heart. She helps out at Relay for Life in the concession stand. KCA believes in teaching students about serving others, and Harmony is putting this into practice.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.



The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.


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Burlesque dancers to help out roller derby An after party is to be held at Dewey’s Pub where everyone can mingle with the Derby Girls and the Burlesque Dancers while listening to some fantastic live music. Tickets for the Burlesque Show are $25, available at the Key City Box Of¿ce or charge by phone

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Sweet Soul Burlesque is helping the Mountain Town Maulers raise funds. Submitted Derby Mashes with Burlesque-The Mountain Town Maulers, Cranbrook Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby team is presenting Sweet Soul Burlesque at the Key City Theatre Saturday March 24 2012 at 8pm. The Mountain Town Maulers are bringing the Dance Troupe to Cranbrook as a fundraising event. The Maulers are raising funds for uniforms, practice space and a portable derby track. Sweet Soul Burlesque is Western Canada’s longest running professional neo-burlesque troupe. Founded in 2003 out of a passion for the genuine DIY pin-up girl culture, Sweet Soul strives to raise the bar by creating fun, groundbreaking burlesque performances that are of unequaled production value. From ribbon staffs to giant Venus Ày traps to ¿re tricks to life-sized jack-inthe boxes, each Sweet Soul dancer (Cara Milk, Cherry OnTop, Crystal Precious, Little Miss Risk, Lola Frost & Rita Star) has spent years individually crafting her own persona & performance style. Get ready for a vibrant mash-up of classic striptease with elements of hip hop, underground dance culture & punk rock. Since their inception, Sweet Soul Burlesque has quickly become internationally renowned and has been featured in the Globe & Mail, CBC Television and Radio, Fashion TV, Much Music & MTV and has appeared at hundreds of events & festivals across the continent, from the Pemberton Music Festival to the New York Burlesque Festival. In 2010 they were honored with a nomination for World’s Best Troupe at the International Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.


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Save on Foods Points for Kids Fundraiser: Save On Foods in Cranbrook joins the growing list of local businesses and organizations that are supporting the Kootenay Child Development Centre For each 1,000 Save On More points redeemed by customers, the points will be converted to $1.00 and then matched by Save-On-Foods to become $2.00. Customers just have to let the cashier at the till know they would like to donate to the Kootenay Child Development Centre. This fundraiser will run right up until the end of March. Customers who donate 2,000 or more points, will have their name entered into a draw for some great prizes. So far Save On Foods has raised $1,082 for the Centre, we hope that we can reach a target of $2,000 before the end of March. Your points will go towards supporting the healthy development of children in the East Kootenay region.


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OBITUARY Walter Nelson Walter Nelson passed away on February 23,2012 at Whitecourt AB, a former long time resident of Galloway, B.C. He will be eternally missed by his wife Norma Jean, & all his children from his blended family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. An internment will be held at a later date to be announced.

Winnifred Faye HERIC (nee CARR) Aug. 15, 1946-Feb.24, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Winnie. She leaves to mourn her sons George, Chet, wife Amber and grandson Gatlin. Survived by siblings George, Ellen, Tina and Betty. Predeceased by sister Joyce. A small gathering of family and friends was held March 11, 2012. Burial service to follow A17








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Cranbrook Contractor: Now accepting resumes for heavy duty equipment operators, pipe layers and labourers. Submit to or fax to (250)426-5365

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SERVICE WRITER POSITION • Experience is needed • Busy powersports dealership Must be well organized and a team player. Please reply to: Box 227 c/o Kootenay News Advertiser 1510-2nd St. N,. Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L2 or email: Please indicate Box #227 in the subject line.


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Catharine Mary Higgins 1933 - 2012 Catharine passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 9, 2012. She is survived by her husband Elmer, her children Catharine and Andrew (Jody Rach) and her grandchildren Benjamin and Rebecca Higgins. She is also survived by her sisters Margaret Campbell and Christena Tighe and extended family. Catharine was born on October 2, 1933 and raised in southern Ontario. She graduated in nursing from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal in 1955, obtained her B.Sc. in Nursing from UBC in 1964 and has lived in Cranbrook since 1968. Her nursing experience included paediatric nursing, public health, mental health and most importantly a lifetime of friendships. Catharine had a great enthusiasm for life and loved fishing, hiking, painting, travelling, reading and time spent with family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. David Lenz, her Interior Health palliative care nurses, the Commitment to Care nurses and her constantly supportive friends. A memorial was held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Cranbrook Women's Resource Centre, 32 13th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2V3 is Catharine's wish. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.


Sarah Loeppky 1919-2012 Sarah Loeppky made her transition from this Earthly realm on 11 March at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. She passed on peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. Sarah was born in Rheinland, Saskatchewan (near Osler) on September 2, 1919. She grew up there as the youngest of 14 children of Johann A. and Anna Martens. She married Gerhard (George) Loeppky in 1938 and they farmed near Osler until 1967. They moved to Saskatoon, where George worked for the City of Saskatoon until 1983. She and George enjoyed retirement, gardening and socializing. George passed on in May of 2000 and Sarah moved to Cranbrook, BC in 2009 to be near her son, Jack, who moved there in 2007 from the USA. Sarah had a very special relationship with garden plants and farm and pet animals and they provided her with her most cherished activities and memories. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake bread and pastries. These were enjoyed by her family up to her final days. She is survived by her son, Jack, daughter-in-law Robyn Rader and grandchildren, Kris and Ninya Loeppky, their mother, Janet By, and step grandchildren Samuel and Delaney Montoya. As the last survivor of 14 children, some 20 nephews and nieces also survive her, most residing in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. She also leaves numerous close friends at West Portal Manor in Saskatoon, where she lived from 2000 to 2009, and other friends at Joseph Creek Village Senior’s home in Cranbrook. Her family is most appreciative of the special care given her by the staff at Joseph Creek Village and Drs. DeBeer and Pieterse of the Tamarack Medical Clinic in Cranbrook for making her last years with us comfortable. According to her wishes, a memorial service for Sarah will be held in Warman, Saskatchewan at Martens Warman Funeral Home at a later date, with burial in Rheinland, Saskatchewan to follow. Any donations in her memory can be made to the SPCA in Cranbrook, BC or the Saskatoon SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

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LAWNCARE CONTRACTORS Highland Property Management is now accepting sealed bids for lawn care and lawn maintenance contracts for the Kimberley and Cranbrook areas for the 2012 season. Packages can be picked up at 46-7th Ave S Cranbrook Bids close March29, 2012 Thank you to all who bid but only the successful bidder will be contacted.

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Engineering Assistant / WaterSmart Ambassador The City of Fernie is currently accepting applications for a Summer Student position in the Engineering Department. This student position is full time from early May to the end of August. All applicants must be a post secondary student returning to school in the fall of 2012. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Operations, the successful candidate will provide technical assistance with the G.I.S. maintenance program, database entry, delivery of water conservation education and awareness to meet WaterSmart initiatives, conduct landscape and irrigation audits, and assist with survey, drafting and design layouts. Qualifications: Applicants should be familiar with database management programs and GIS systems, MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), able to deliver public education, have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, a strong passion for the environment and possess a valid BC driver’s license. Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2012. Interested candidates may submit applications with a covering letter, detailed resume and references by mail, fax or email to: Dave Cockwell, Director of Operational Services, City of Fernie PO Box 190, 501 – 3rd Avenue Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 or email to Fax: 250-423-3034

Safety Coordinator Cranbrook, British Columbia Permanent Full Time Job Description: We are seeking an experienced Health Safety & Environmental Protection Coordinator. The Coordinator reports directly to the General Manager for day to day operational service delivery. This position is integral in leading health and safety activities and coordinating the implementation of Mackay’s Health and Safety program. Responsibilities: • Job site inspections • Hazard assessments – identification of, prepare, and implement corrective actions • Deliver training orientations for new and existing site personnel • Maintain project safety and personnel records • Schedule and conduct onsite safety meetings • Complete safety audits and inspections • Administer the WHMIS program • Ensure compliance of the company safety program, and the provincial occupational health and safety regulation(s) • Assist in preparing the site evacuation plan • Prepare and display safety: policies, posters, and initiatives • Working with site supervisors to ensure PPE is used correctly by everyone on the job site • Track all personnel injuries, property damage, near misses, special conditions • Investigate, prepare, and action all incidents • Monitor and track all WCB cases, claims, return to work instructions • Prepare project safety reports, monthly reports Requirements: • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a progressive safety role preferably within the construction industry. • Construction Safety Officer (CSO) designation. Preference to those with a certificate, diploma or degree in a related field • CRSP designation or currently pursuing the designation • Valid Provincial Drivers License with a good driving record • Thorough knowledge of common construction practices, techniques and equipment. • Working knowledge of local government Occupational Health & Safety Acts, Regulations and Codes. • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. • Strong problem solving skills through the use of good judgment. • Superior organizational and time management skills. • Proficiency with select Microsoft Office computer programs including Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Work Conditions: • Moderate to extensive travel during seasonal operating periods • This position will be required to be available after hours and weekends to assist with incident reporting and investigations • Exposure to work site and environmental conditions relevant to heavy civil construction and mining operations. To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to

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Local business requires self-loader operator

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Must have experience. Competitive wage & beneÂżt package available to the successful candidate. Please send resume along with references to: Box 228, c/o Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St. N., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L2 or email admin@ kootenayadvertiser. com and put Box 228 in subject line. Only those being interviewed will be contacted.

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The Cranbrook Golf Club is currently accepting applications for the 2012 season for the following positions: Line Cooks: Candidates must possess a valid food safe certiÂżcate, minimum 3 years experience, able to work independently in a high stress, high volume environment while maintaining high standards. Servers/Bevy Cart: Candidates must possess current “Serving It Rightâ€? certiÂżcate. The ability to work thru to Oct 2012, an outgoing personality, reliability and strong standards are all a must. Please forward resumes to: Or FAX: 250-426-0773 No phone calls please. Only eligible applicants will be contacted.

Job Posting: General Manager of Fernie Family Housing Society The Fernie Family Housing Society (FFHS) is looking for a quali¿ed person to manage its properties within the City of Fernie. The FFHS is a non-pro¿t housing society with a mission to strengthen community by enhancing access for residents to safe and affordable housing. We operate 72 housing units in 3 separate projects. Tenants include seniors, families and people with disabilities capable of independent living. The General Manager is responsible for managing Tom Uphill Manor, New Horizon Village, and units in the Veneto Housing project in a manner that meets the goals and key performance indicators of the Society. Key duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): • ¿nancial management and reporting; • management of the properties, staff and contract workers; • overseeing of building and grounds maintenance; and • liaise with BC Housing and regulatory agencies on operational matters. Required quali¿cations: • bookkeeping and accounting skills (preferably knowledge of Simply Accounting software) • organizational and time management skills • experience relevant to the provision of non-pro¿t, affordable housing. Wage commensurate with training and levels of experience. Work schedule negotiable based on ful¿lling the needs of the FFHS properties. Employment starts April 1, 2012 Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Gayle Vallance, President, FFHS 4122 Cokato Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M4 Phone number: (250) 423-6473 E-mail:

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required for Ford Dealership in Prince Rupert, BC. The individuals we seek must be team players interested in joining an exciting business. Experience an asset but must be willing to advance skills with factory as well as self-study training. We offer competitive wages, a pension plan and full beneďŹ t package. Relocation assistance available for the right individual. Please contact Brian Kennedy Port City Ford Sales 250-624-3673 or fax resume to 250-624-3672

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS For more information please contact Kyle at (250)420-7345 or An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 EXPERIENCED Cook required. Apply with resume at Bavarian Chalet JUNIOR Software Developer. Excellent C/C++ skills required. Skilled Millwrights, Welders and Carpenters required for sawmill & mining construction. Pls fax or email resume to: 250-825-9687

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: Recreation Worker, Salary $18.39 per hour to start; 20 hr/week for Psychiatric Residential Group Home. Hours & duties varied. Must have Grade 12; Post Secondary Recreation CertiďŹ cate; CPR, Food Safe & First Aid CertiďŹ cate; Class 5 BC Driver’s License & a minimum 2-yrs related experience. Equivalent combination of education, training & experience will be considered. Reply to Box 229, c/o Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St N., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3L2

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Household Services A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

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Feed & Hay 1st cut alfalfa grass, 1000lb round bales, $60/each. Delivery available. (250)428-5696 300 small hay bales of 1st cut left. Alfalfa/brom/cultured grass/timothy mix. No delivery but will help load, $5/bale. Stored under cover in Wycliffe. (250)427-2768 550lb rounds, Afalfa grass mix, no rain, stored in shed $50/bale. (250)429-3428 or 429-3582 Jaffray EXCELLENT Hay for Sale 300 4x5 round bales 700lbs per bale. First cut, no rain. Your choice of grass bales, (timothy and brome) or alfalfa/timothy and brome mix. Spring discount call to discuss price. Phone (250) 423-1106 Grasmere, BC Good horse hay for sale in the Kimberley/Ta Ta Creek area, no rain, $4.00/bale, 50lb bales, small squares. Call Bob, (250)422-3322 Hay for sale, 1st & 2nd cut, in shed, small squares, $5/each. (250)427-4882 (250)427-6484 HAY: PREMIUM quality horse hay, small squares. Call 250887-3444 Grasmere Horse hay. 60 lb bales Alfalfa mix, no pesticides/fertilizers, $5/bale, shedded in barn. (250)421-9721 (250)887-3007 HORSE QUALITY small hay bales, no rain, shedded $5.00/bale 250-422-3697 Wasa LARGE ROUND hay bales, phone Gordon Leskosky (403)628-3782 or 403-6278062 Lundbreck Alberta Timothy Alfalfa round bales, very nice hay, starting at $125 per ton, delivered. Call (250)346-3342 TOP QUALITY hay & straw: Alfalfa/grass mix, no rain, round bales. Elkhorn Ranch, Windermere 250-342-0617 Top Quality horse hay, 2nd cut alfalfa, feeder hay + Timothy straw. Prices start at $30/bale. 4’x5’ rounds, delivery available. Call Larry at (250)428-8980

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Top quality square bales of 2nd cut Alfalfa or grass mix organic horse hay, no rain, $6/bale. Cherry Creek Ranch, LD Ranch Road (250)427-5650 (250)417-6951


New, exciting pet manners class for puppies & dogs of all sizes & ages. Join the fun! Mary 250-426-8394

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$200 & Under Computer desk w/chair, ex. cond., $175. (250)345-0065

Chocolate lab puppies, parents good retrievers & family pets, first shot and dewormed, $350 obo. (250)429-3390 Purebred German Shepherd puppies, ready to go, reduced to $200, must go. Call after 6pm, (250)426-2836 Purebred German Shepherd pups, $400 obo. Call (250)464-5471

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Building Supplies 16’x22’ DOVETAIL LARCH CABIN PACKAGE Mortise & Tendon Trusses Purlins and Floor Joists Sacrifice price @ $6,500 250-428-0108

Nikkon Kenko seat, new $50. Nikkon gold necklace, $25. Glass scrub board, $85. Oak table, circa 1920’s, $150. Linda Lundstrom outer coat for Laparka, $20. (250)489-4532 Rare books: Fur & Gold in The Kootenays, 1945, Clara Graham, $80. Flathead & Kootenay, Olga Johnson, 1969, $75. Wanderings of An Artist, Paul Kane, 1925, $60. Victoria, 60 Years A Queen, 1897, Lance Field, $45. Campfires in The Canadian Rockies, 1912, William T. Hornaday, $150. (250)489-4532

Firearms WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750


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Cranbrook • Saturday, March 17 11:00am - 12:00pm 1012 4th Avenue South Excellent cul-de-sac location close to Gordon Terrace & Parkland.

$259,900 Rob Stang

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Cranbrook • Saturday, March 17 2:30 - 4:00pm 7760 Turner Road Wycliffe

Fantastic price for a 3 bdrm home on 7 acres located approx. half way between Cranbrook & Kimberley.

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Excellent family home in a quiet neighbourhood.

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Truly a walk everywhere location. 3+1 bdrm well kept home.


Kimberley • Saturday, March17 10:00 - 11:30 am 12-895 Dogwood Willow Vista

3 bed, 2 bath lofted condo on ski hill, backs onto pond.

$260,000 Marilyn Jolie

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1:30 - 2:00pm 1001 11th Street South

So many updates! Maple cabinets, counter tops, floors & doors.

$239,900 Rob Stang

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Bright and open floor plan with 2 bdrms & 2 baths.

$284,900 Rob Stang

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Heavy Duty Machinery 2002 753 Bobcat, with tooth bucket, $11,900 obo. (250)427-4671 A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB D4H SERIES II Cat, 6/way blade & bush blade, wide high track. 2500/hrs. ex.cond. Call 250-424-5320. HD Water Wagon also available.

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Queen Mattress & Boxsprings $200/set Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre, 208 Van Horne St., Cranbrook 250-417-0444

Leather Work Belts, handbags, saddle bags, Ipod, laptop cases, gun leather, holsters, knife cases, guitar straps, biker leather & more. Custom orders welcome Marysville (250)432-0009 A21

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STEEL OF a deal - Building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. Wanted: Antlers. Racks, brown, white, taxidermy, antiques. Cash paid. Kelly, (250)426-6993

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WANTED 30 men and women seriously interested in losing weight and getting in shape. 778-517-4106 Antlers Wanted, Sets, Elk & Deer. 250-422-3444

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Senior needs used gas boat motor. 3.5 HP for fishing. (250)489-2449

Musical Instruments DJ SERVICE & KARAOKE Weddings (complete), anniversaries, birthdays & family reunions. Will travel throughout area. *Not expensive - No time limit or extra costs. One price 20+ years of entertaining. Families & guests. CALL ME! Leave Message 250-421-3298,Lily. Prestini alto saxophone, used very gently, c/w neck strap, 2 mouth pieces, 2 ligatures, cork grease, mouth piece case, saxophone swab, 1 usable reed, ex. cond, $300 obo. (250)417-2580 leave message

FOR SALE OR LEASE Industrial building, 6250 sq.ft. of bays, 2 offices, 732 sq.ft./each, overhead crane, on one acre on Theatre Road.


For Sale By Owner 1995 Washroom Building 12x40. Great for campsite or workcamp. total 5 toilets 4 showers 2 urinals 4 sinks, utility room and room for laundry. $25,000. 250-547-7971 2004 SRI Dble Wide 28x63 Very Cozy 3bed 2F/bath plus den/office off Mstrbed. Drywall LR/FR off kitchen Appliances top of line, blt in vac. sprinkler, alarm $122,000. MUST BE MOVED. PROPERTY NOT INCLUDED. 250-547-7971 2 storey, over 4100 sq.ft., finished, 5-bdrm, 4-bath, on 2/3 acre in RDEK, across road from city homes on 9th St. S. Many upgrades, attached 28x37 garage, reduced to $499,000. Call owner Garry, (250)417-0925 Centrally located 4-bdrm, 2bath home in Cranbrook. Many updates, finished basement, fenced yard, $235,000. (250)426-4952 Country Home. 2.9 acres, 3000 sq.ft., 3-bdrm, shop & barn, set up for horses, crown land backing, 6 miles from US border, 25 minutes from Creston, $340,000. See pictures on (250)424-5084

HOUSE FOR SALE Located in Erickson


Are you moving? Need boxes? Call The Kootenay Advertiser. Small boxes: 10/$5.00 Large boxes: 10/$7.00 (250)489-3455 Assorted floral supplies, $3000 obo takes all. Call (250)464-5227 CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. Drafting table, $200. Exercise bike, $350. Northstar telescope, $185. Playset, swings, $150. 50’ semi trailer, $500. (250)489-5330 Estate Sale. New quad trailer, was $600, now $350. Some tools. 28’ Mallard trailer, 2001, comes all stocked, $11,000. Dehumidifier, was $350, now $150. La-Z Boy, $50. Glider rocker & stool, $50. Rocking chair, $50. Quad box, $10. Bread maker $25. Large food processor, $35. Older TV & stand, $40. Coffee table, handmade, $25. (250)4277410 HAVE several Placer Claims I would Sell HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Prestini alto saxophone, used very gently, c/w neck strap, 2 mouth pieces, 2 ligatures, cork grease, mouth piece case, saxophone swab, 1 usable reed, ex. cond, $300 obo. (250)417-2580 leave message Ring sizing while you wait and watch. Frozen Gold. 35 years professional goldsmith. (250)426-4621 STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.

Seniors Downsizing to smaller location, must part with our Baby Grand, excellent condition, $4250.


Fully Renovated 3/Bedroom 1/Bath Including Ensuit 2 Door Garage, Large Deck. Great Income Opportunity! Full downstairs Apartment Call 250-428-3096 LAKESIDE Montana - Built 2005 5 Bed 3 Bath, 2 car garage, 2400 sqft, Wow! Kitchen, Maple & Tile Flooring, By Flathead Lake, Boat Parking, Fruit Trees and Terraced Garden, $310000USD

Lots Build your dream home. Beautiful 1/2 acre lot in new Mt. Royal subdivision. This lot has a great view & backs onto greenbelt. $155,000 obo (no HST). Call (250)426-6566 Large lot in new gated community in Cbk, close to all amenities, priced to sell $90,500 (no HST). Call (250)489-4418


MORTGAGES!! Lower than posted bank rates. No application fee. Mortgage renewal, re¿nancing, debt consolidation, pre-quali¿cation & rate guarantees. John Magis 1-877-489-1691 MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE

Sporting Goods


Consignment Sporting Goods 917 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook 417-2828

Tools SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Modern, 3+1 bedroom home, newer appliances, large double carport, near schools & parks, no strata,

$279,000. #47406 (250)489-3157


Real Estate Acreage for Sale EUREKA, Montana for sale by owner: 10 private wooded acres with stream and mountain views bordering Federal land. Amazing recreation/lakes nearby. Camping/cabin site in & power nearby; no covenants. Priced to sell immediately at $99K (USD). Leave message at 406-889-5665 Newly built, house on 5.63 acres, 10 km from Kimberley in Meadowbrook, off the Hwy, backing Crown land, 20 min from lake, fenced for horses, horse shelter, cabin, 2-bdrm house, beautiful view of the Rockies, $400,000. (250)4272248

House & 3.42 acres 9938 Pattinson Road Cranbrook, BC Access to the St. Mary’s River & Rails to Trails. $399,900. (250)427-2771 or (250)427-0774

Creston- SUMMERS AT Kootenay Lake. Furnished 40ft Prairie Schooner trailer, sleeps 4. C/W 12’x25’ covered deck and deck furniture, 7’x7’ storage shed, boat slip. Located Lakeview Park & Marina. $20,000 Call 250-428-2247

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1-BDRM apt, suitable for 1 person, Wycliffe, F/S, W/D, utilities inc, $650/mth, n/s, pets negotiable, avail immediately. (250)427-7994 2-bdrm apt in Kimberley, furnished, util inc., $700/mth. (250)427-5137 2-bdrm in very quiet adult building, very bright & updated with new energy efficient windows, mini blinds, bathroom, appliances and lighting fixtures. No smoking, no pets, no parties, $750 includes washer and dryer, heat, hydro and internet, 135 6th Ave S. Call (250)489-4289 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished condo on KIMBERLEY ski hill. LCD TV, DVD, dishes, etc...$1,200 per month inc all utilities (except phone) email: CRANBROOK, 2-bdrm F/S, quiet, on-site laundry, near park & downtown, n/p, n/s, $750/mth, responsible adults. Avail immed. (250)420-1823




Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

CRANBROOK, large 1-bdrm in 6-plex, $700/mth. Mature adults only, n/s, n/parties, references required. Call (250)417-6549 For Immediate Occupancy: spacious 1-bdrm apartments, F/S, blinds, no pets, references, (250)489-1906 Hampshire Apartments, quiet convenient location, inc heat & hot water, n/s, n/p, 2bdrm with no stairs, suitable for seniors, $775/m. Also, 1bdrm, $600/m. (250)417-7379 MARYSVILLE, apartment for rent, n/p, n/s, n/parties, 1-bdrm, avail March 1, $500/mth + DD, heat & hot water included, references required. (250)427-7128 Newly decorated, small 2bdrm apt, in quiet 6-plex, laundry facilities & parking in this senior’s building. No pets, $615/mth + utilities. Call (250)489-1276 PARKVIEW MANOR 1 & 2/Bdrm Apartments Available now! N/S N/P Children OK 250-428-9560 Creston RADIUM Condo - 2 bed - 2 bath - In-suite laundry - heated parking - $750/month incl utilities - Michael (403) 5892989 Secure Clean Affordable Well maintained and managed. Close to all amenities. No pets, n/parties, no smoking, reference/credit check required. Ask about our March move-in specials! Norbury Place, 1501 Baker Street, 2-bdrms, $725/mth, covered parking. Galbraith manor, 1825 4th St N., 2-bdrm, $695/mth. (250)919-2713 WILSHIRE Apartments, central location, incl heat, hot water, games room, sauna, n/p, n/s, n/parties, 2-bdrm, $725$800, 250-417-7379

4 LEVEL Split in Elkford, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Double Garage, plus carport, $1500 per month. 250-423-1497

Large, 1-bdrm bsmt suite, inc f/s, private ground level entry, hydro, heat, satellite TV, off street parking & shared laundry, n/p, n/parties, n/s, $800/mth, $400 DD, suitable for single working person or retiree or couple, avail April 1, 2012. (250)426-3131 or email

Apartment Furnished LOCATION! Location! LAKE FRONT Bldg, 2 Bdrm condo @Lake Windermere Pointe, Invermere 2bdrm, 2bath furnished condo, $1250/mo, washer/dryer,main floor w/deck, n/p, n/s, undrgrd prkg exercise room, pool, 2 hot tubs. Call Sandi 403-888-5318 or email

Commercial/ Industrial Artist Studio in Cbk, bright area, within existing gallery, $200/mth 489-4702 489-0770 Creston COMMERCIAL BUILDING

3600 sq.ft. of Retail Space Located DOWN TOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-428-5240

Adult oriented upper level 3bdrm house, Cbk, $900/mth + utilities. (250)489-8178 Remodeled 3-bdrm house, 3bath, blinds, F/S, full basement, close to all amenities, ideal for retired couple, references, n/s, n/p, n/parties. (250)489-1906


One of the nicest office spaces for rent in Marysville 2 entrances, huge windows, tile & laminate floors 800 sq.ft. May renovate to suit. Price negotiable. 250-417-7081

Suites, Upper Two 1-yr old suites downtown Kimberley, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, f/s, w/d, dishwasher, h/w floors, gas fireplace, $800/m. (250)427-8145

Townhouses 3-bdrm townhouse, new flooring & dishwasher, no pets, $825/m. (250)489-3700 Cranbrook, 3-bdrm, 2-bath townhouse, near hospital & college, n/s, n/p, $1200/m + utilities, Available April 1. (250)919-6878


Antiques / Classics OWN A COLLECTOR CAR? East Kootenay Realty Insurance now offers Hagerty Collector Car Insurance Call us for your quote today 250-489-3221

Pasture Irrigated hay land for rent, for either grazing or harvesting, Wycliffe, avail May 1 2012 (possibly earlier).Owner will irrigate. During business hours (250)426-3377

Room & Board FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email:

Willy’s Knight Overland Jeep station wagon, complete body, unknown year, $500, (250)427-3118

Auto Financing Need A Vehicle!



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Shared Accommodation House to share in Cranbrook, private bath, utilities included, adults only, no pets, references required, $400/mth. Call (250)426-2000 (403)295-7089 ROOM for rent, incl util. Must be working or college student, $425/mo. (250)426-4447

Suites, Lower 2-bdrm basement suite, fully furnished, incl all utilities, near college and mall, $1000/m. Phone for appointment (250)417-0059 or 426-5706. Avail immed., 1-bdrm bsmt unit in 4-plex, fully reno’d, n/s, n/parties, $575/mth. Call (250)426-0836 Large 1-bdrm bsmt suite, F/S, W/D, inc util & internet, $700/month. Avail March 1. (250)417-3994 Large, lower level 1-bdrm suite, beautifully renovated, Avail immediately, $750 + 1/2 util (250)417-4096

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Domestic 2006 Chevy Cobalt, 4-dr, winter & summer tires, 109,000 km, $6500. (250)426-5491 2007 Impala LE 68,000km, ex cond, $9,900 778-519-0702 cell 250-919-0874

Duplex / 4 Plex 1308B 11th St S. Newly painted 3-bdrm, c/w basement, laundry hook-ups, parking in yard, n/p, n/s, 1-year lease, $950 + electric. (250)421-2590 Clean & bright, 3-bdrm unit in 4-plex, large deck, covered parking, storage & 5-appl, avail April 1, n/s, n/p, references required, $1000/mth + DD. (250)489-4663

Homes for Rent

Having a garage sale in March?

Your ad will only cost $8 ( HST). Limit 20 words (offer expires March 27, 2012 at 4 pm)

CRANBROOK Available March 16th

Conveniently located home for rent near downtown. 2 bed, 1 bath, yard, garage & alley access. $1100/mth plus deposit, includes some utilities. No smoking, no pets, references required. Looking for long term, responsible tenant.

403-919-5570 2-bdrm house, quiet street, close to downtown, Rec plex, n/p, n/s, avail May 1, $800/m + util. (250)426-5760 4-bdrm, 2-bath home in beautiful Baynes Lake. 5-appl, woodstove, gated 1/4 of acre, 1 block from lake, 5 min to Koocanusa, $1100/mth. DD + utilities, references required (250)423-3292

Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.


Friday, March 16, 2012 Kootenay News Advertiser



Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic


2005 Nissan Altima SE,

2004 Harley Davidson FLHT Electraglide, Full Decker, with Stage 1 Performance Kit & pipes, 23,000km $13,500. (250)417-6543 Dirtbikes, 3 125’s, like new, $1000/each. 70, $600. 125 Yamaha quad, $1500. (250)919-6317 Must sell: 1972 Zundapp, $2500. (250)426-9085 lv. msg or 1-250-213-1180


No problem, we can help. With rates as low as 6.99% OAC and industry leading APPROVALS Why wait for that new vehicle Call 1-888-259-7039 Ask for Krista today!

charcoal grey, 115,000km, V6, 5-spd Triptonic auto trans, good cond, $8900 obo.



Reliable, gently used 2003 Buick Century, grandpa owned & operated, bronze color, 58,849km, no rust, $5500 obo. Call (250)417-9867

2007 HONDA CIVIC loaded, 5 spd, 44,000km, warranty, mint cond, c/w snow tires on rims, $13,900. (250)421-0925

1985 Chevy camperized van 6.2 diesel, cruise, trailer pkg, ex cond, $5200. 250-489-3580 1991 Fleetwood Cambria, top of the line, 34’, garage stored, 130,000km, $11,500 obo. (250)427-2503 1992 30’ Dutchman 5th wheel, good cond, $8900 obo. (778)519-0702 (250)919-0874 1993 Prowler 5th Wheel, 27.5’, 13’ slide out, M/W, TV & air, non-smoking, $7000 obo. Call (250)426-7166 or Bob 426-1942.

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

2007 Taurus SEL, leather, low km, sunroof, extra clean, $13,800 obo. (250)489-3580 2010 Chev Colbalt LT, 4-dr, PS, PB, PDL, auto, cruise, air, warranty till May 2013, mint cond, only 14,4000 km. $12,750 obo. 1 (250)427-7278

Please leave message, (250)489-8673

Cars - Sports & Imports







Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

1993 FORD BRONCO 4x4 approx 8,000kms on rebuilt 351 motor, ex. cond. $2,500obo. 1990 SKIDOO Safari 250cc $800obo. 1987 YAMAHA Enticer 340cc $1000obo. 1996 YAMAHA Big Bear 4x2 ATV 350cc, 3100km $3500 obo incl. snowblade, extra tires. 250-866-5274

2001 26’ Frontier, front bedroom, jack & jill bunks, A/C, ex. shape, $11,700. Call (250)426-5994 2001 TAHOE Lite, 21’ 5th wheel, f/s, oven, m/w, cd, water heater, furnace, small slide, bathroom, awning, nice shape, $7900 obo 250-489-4242

1994 Kustom Koach 5th Wheel, 28.5’, slide out, $8000 obo. (250)426-1925 1997 Triple E 30’ motorhome, 3-new batteries, 79,000km, $26,000. (250)829-0630 1998 - 8’10” Hardwall Corsair Truck Camper, N/S bed, Stove/oven, fridge, awning, fantastic fan, bathroom, DSI Hotwater. Exc. cond. $9,900. 250-427-3851, 250-427-5875. 1999 34’ Commander motor home, winter pkg, new tires, Banks power, $30,000 obo, will take Class C in trade. (250)428-4216 NEW 489-1230 Cranbrook.

Cars - Domestic


2003 42’ Gulfstream Scenic Cruiser, 400 Cummins engine, 2 slides, generator, full slide out BBQ, automatic awning, hardwood floors, in motion satellite, low mileage, 36,000 km, fully loaded, $94,900. (250)427-4122

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Bachelor Suite

$550/mth incl.util.

Alpine Cres


2 bdrm apt

$625/mth + util

Bavarian Villa


1 bdrm apt

$500/mth + util

Kimbrook Cres


3 bdrm Half Duplex

$800/mth + util

Ski Hill (Willow Vista)


2 bdrm UnFurnished Apt

$900/mth+ util + hottub

Ski Hill (Willow Vista)


2 bdrm UnFurnished Apt

$900/mth+ util + hottub

Ski Hill (Willow Vista)


2 bdrm UnFurnished Apt

$900/mth+ util + hottub



3 bdrm Main Floor

$1100/mth incl. util

Bavarian Villa


1 bdrm Apt

$550/mth + util



2 bdrm Home

$850/mth + util



2 bdrm Home

$750/mth + util



4 bdrm Home

$900/mth + util

Ski Hill


2 bdrm Furnished Apt

$1000/mth incl. util



2 bdrm Home

$825/mth + util

Bavarian Villa


2 bdrm Apt

$650/mth + util

Apine Vista


2 bdrm Apt

$695/mth + util

Ski Hill


3 bdrm Fully Furnished Condo

$1500/mth +util+hottub

CRANBROOK Westview Estates


3 bdrm house on 2 acres

$2000/mth + util.

South End of Town


3 bdrm House

$1200/mth + util

Elizabeth Lake


2 bdrm Basement suite

$650/mth + 1/2 util

Park Royal


2 bdrm Lower Level Suite

$1000/mth util, cab incl.

East Kootenay Realty

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Jeff Kirkhope Heated/ventilated seats, Panoramic sunroof, back-up camera, adaptive cruise control, the features on this masterpiece are endless! Stk#C11262A



+ tax

1725 Cranbrook St., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3S9 Phone: 426-6614 • 1-800-663-2268 DL#30708


1725 Cranbrook St., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3S9 Phone: 426-6614 • 1-800-663-2268 DL#30708



Retail or of¿ce space available for lease Approx. 1200 sq.ft.

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“This luxury ride has it all!”



Cars - Domestic

2011 Chrysler 300C


The room of a sedan, leather & heated seats of a luxury car & the looks of a sports car! Only 52,000 km StkC12151A

“This Charger has the best of all world’s!”

2009 PPontiac i Wave W


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Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans



Legal Notices

Legal Notices

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

V6, 205,000 kms., 6 leather seats, air, remote start. The perfect family vehicle

$2,900 Call Dave 250-489-1977 2007 Fleetwood Mallard trailer, 31’ 2 slides, full fridge, stove, microwave, air, queen bed in front, twin bunk beds in back w/office, sleeps 8, full bath, lots of cupboard space & exterior storage. Laminate floors, stereo w/CD-DVD player. Sway bars, hitch, awning & winter skirting inc. Floorplan 31BD2S $19,000 (250)464-9882 2008 Springdale Model 252RLDS travel trailer, 25’, living room slide, queen walk around bed, enclosed bathroom, microwave, air, stereo, outside speakers, front & rear jacks, propane tanks & battery, very clean unit in ex. cond., $13,000.(250)417-0804 27-1/2’ Golden Falcon 5th Wheel, roof air, sleeps 4-6, 4burner stove, propane furnace, 3-way fridge, awning, inc. 5th wheel hitch, $8500. Call (250)429-3688 Kustom Koach 5th Wheel, 27’4”, like new. We are the original owners. Only used 2 weekends. Slide-out, air, awning, furnace, gas/electric fridge, loaded w/options, worth $51,900, asking $19,000 obo. (250)427-4435

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Snowmobiles 2003 1M800 Arctic Cat, 151 track, mechanically excellent., $4500 (250)346-3247 2005 Ski Doo Summit, in ex cond, 159” track, lots of extras, $5000 obo. (250)254-1400

2008 Ford F350 4x4 Diesel Crew Cab Lariat. Like new, only 58,000 km, leather interior, this Ford is top of the line. $36,995. 250-919-2762 1966 Land Rover pickup, upgrades, Great shape, $4000. (250)426-8044 1977 Ford F250, 351, SC, LB, 4-spd, 106,000 miles, $1500 obo. (250)426-2565 1990 Ford F250 S/C Lariat 4x4, 257K, 8’ flatbed, dual fuel, propane/gas, 460, crane, good tires, $1500. (250)489-4218 1992 Ford Explorer, Ford rebuilt motor, new heads, rad, alternator, 35,000km, asking $2200. (250)529-7434 1992 Ford Ranger 4x4, ex. cond., service records available, canopy, boat rack, air, tilt, cruise, 205,000km, $3500 obo (250)489-8333 1995 F-150 4X4 Eddie Bauer Edition. Ext cab/short box. 5.8L auto. 243,950km. Loaded! Too much to list, body excellent, must see! Lots of recent work done by professional licenced tech. $5500 obo. Canopy available $500. Jeff 250-919-0185. 1996 Dodge V10, front end rebuilt, 4x4, LB, 195,000km, $5500. (250)421-0568

15-1/2’ Sangster Craft, 65hp Johnson, EZ-Loader trailer, canopy top & more, $2500. (250)349-5478 2008 Malibu Sport 2000, w/EZ-Load trailer, $25,000 obo. (250)489-2380 Sunrunner Pontoon boat, 30’ pontoons, 65hp Johnson motor, expandable deck, some furniture, $5000. Call (250)425-1206




Sport Utility Vehicle

22009 009 Dodge Dd Caliber SRT4

Trucks & Vans We Finance GOOD, BAD or UGLY Credit Ugly Trucks 250-417-0539

CRANBROOK: 426-3004 CRESTON: 428-9343 TRAIL: 364-0211 NELSON: 352-5122

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans


Sport Utility Vehicle

Chuck Fathers 4-cyl Turbo, 6speed manual, loaded with options, only 32,000 km. StkT11097A

SALE PRICE “Great car with more than all expectation of performance”



1725 Cranbrook St., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3S9 Phone: 426-6614 • 1-800-663-2268 DL#30708

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land (Sec. 80 Public Roadway) FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Adam Lillejord. (Contact: Focus Corporation, acting as agent for owner, by phone 250-489-8025, by mail 303-535 Victoria Ave. N., Cranbrook, BC V1C 6S3, by email cranbrook@, on behalf of Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a Section 80 Public Road. The application is related to a subdivision within DL9395. The MFLNRO File Number that have been established for this application is 4403390 (project name: Lilljord - Sec 80 Roadway). Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Natural Resource Of¿cer at FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1 or email to: Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until April 20, 2012. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ApplicationPosting/index.jsp Search Search by File Number: 4403390 for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional of¿ce in Cranbrook.


2008 Ford F150 Extended Cab Air, cruise, 2WD, gas, 82,325 km, black. Stk#B1255B

“This truck is in beautiful condition”

24 HOUR TOWING FREE Unwanted vehicle removal


Providing superior value by offering outstanding service along with high quality, clean and dependable vehicles at affordable prices.

asking $27,900. (250)489-3343

$7000 obo. 250-919-0344 2007 HONDA CRV, 4x4, 64,000km, roof rack, 6cd, p/w, p/l, lady driven, sage green, $25,900. 250-421-0722 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 105,000km, 4-dr, 4” lift, ex. shape,$23,500.(250)421-0807 H2 HUMMER 2004 fully loaded with transferable warranty, $30,000 obo (250)417-2560

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2011 Dodge Dakota, V8 Magnum, 4x4, 4-dr crew cab, totally loaded, p/w, only 36,000 km, canopy, box coated with Armor Guard, protection package applied with undercoating, hunter green color

• Lock Outs • Servicing East Kootenay

4x4, auto, air, cruise, p/w, p/l, 146,000 kms.

Renting Quality Cars At Great Prices


Sport Utility Vehicle

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Vehicle Lease / Rent

CRANBROOK Legal Notices

SALE $14,995* *Plus applicable taxes

1101 Victoria Ave

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Alan and Lynn Burns of Elko, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a Crown Grant for the purpose of residential situated on Provincial Crown land near Elko and containing 0.03 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Numbers that have been established for this application is 4405199. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1 or email to: AuthorizingAgency. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until April 12, 2012. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website jsp Search Search by File Number: 4405199 for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional of¿ce in Cranbrook. Parcel C, Block 14, Plan 666, District Lot 227 Neame St

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Individuals or companies who wish to be considered for the following contract positions in the East Kootenay for the 2012 field season: • Area Controllers (May through Nov 2012) Responsible for inventory and treatment of invasive plants. Requirements: current BC herbicide applicators license, valid BC pesticide service license and experience in the treatment of invasive plants. Must have above average communication skills, ability to plan, read maps, organize and implement weed treatments over a wide area. Treatment equipment is required. • Education and Outreach Assistant (Apr – Oct 2012) Responsible for delivering an education and awareness program. Invasive plant experience and/or training is an asset. Must possess strong writing skills and be creative, energetic, and comfortable giving presentations. The ability to work from a home office, a valid BC driver’s license and personal vehicle are also required. • Two Person Boat Wash Crew (May – Sept 2012) Responsible for manning a mobile vehicle decontamination station at various boat launches and special events throughout the summer. Responsible for delivering prevention messaging to recreational vehicle users. Candidates must be energetic, comfortable speaking in front of others and willing to work outdoors. The ability to work weekends and holidays and a valid BC driver’s license are also required. Additional hiring conditions may be applied, subject to funder requirements. Interested persons or companies for any of the above contract positions are invited to submit a written response (to a maximum of 2 pages) with an attached resume to by March 23, 2012. This Expression of Interest is a non-binding document. EKIPC does not make any representations or provide any undertakings to individuals or companies other than to invite them to submit an Expression of Interest. We thank all of those who submit a response. However, only qualified applicants may be contacted.


Friday, March 16, 2012 Kootenay News Advertiser

community Lecture Theater, College of the Rockies In October 2010 Allister and Denise Pedersen spent 3 days in Ecuador before travelling to the Galapagos Islands to board a 48-passenger ship called the “National Geographic Islander.” The Islander travelled around the Galapagos for 7 days of snorkeling and shore excursions. MARCH BREAK WORKSHOPS for children. Paper mache, clay sculpting, encaustic wax painting and woodworking will be held at the Cranbrook & District Arts Council. For more info, contact 250-426-4223

TO PLACE A LISTING in our community news section: 1. Open to all clubs and non-profit organizations. 2. Post your event online at (calendar). Events appear on our website ONLY. If you wish your event to be published in the paper please submit by fax (250)4893743 or to our front desk or email: advertising@ 3. Notices are published as space permits and for the current week only. This is not a guarantee of publication. We reserve the right to edit information.




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free adjudicated exhibit with awards for Cranbrook area youth Grade 7 and up. The exhibit will be held from March 13th to April 7th and the entry deadline is 4 pm on March 9th. For more information contact 250-426-4223 or email HALF PRICE sale of winter items continues. All 'yellow tag' merchandise half price March 13-17 at the BFM Thrift Store. Open Tues.-Sat. 105pm, 824 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook. CRANBROOK QUILTER'S guilD regular meeting, 7:15 pm, upstairs at the Seniors Hall, 12517th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Betty, 250-4891498 or June 250-4268817. ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLY FISHERS' CLUB meeting at Superstore Community Room. New members welcome. Joe, 250-489-5856.








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Family Connections (Better Babies Building), from 7-9 pm, 46-17th Ave. S., Cranbrook. Fee by donation (minimum $5). 250429-3333. THE NEXT LECTURE IN 'THE BIRTH SERIES', organized by IDEAL Wellness Center will be around 'The Power of Communication' by Cristallin Toulec, Psychotherapist. To enhance constructive communication in couples, families and relationships, along with some experiences of role play. at 7pm in Family Connections, next to skate parc in Crbrk , Entrance by doantion More info: 250429-3333 SOUP & SANDWICH lunch at Cranbrook United Church, 2-12 Ave S, 11:30-2:00pm. Everyone welcome. Adults $7, child $3.

MARCH 17 PRE-NATAL WORKSHOP – THE ART OF GIVING BIRTH. Expecting parents are invited to join doula Maria-Christina Warembol Saturdays, March 17th. 24th and 31st from 1-5pm. for a PreNatal workshop on labour, coping with pain, use of drugs, bonding, post-

partum care and more, explored through creative mult-sensory activities at the Cbk & District Arts Council. Info: 250-4264223 ST. PATRICK'S DANCE Cranbrook Seniors Hall is the place to dance this evening from 7-11 p.m. Music provided by Rocky Mountain Swingers. All are invited for a Bit of song and a Bit of fun! The more the merrier! Admission is $10 with appys included. 250.489.2720. St. PATRICK'S Tea & Bake sale, 2-4 pm. Senior Citizens Hall, Branch 11. 125-17th Ave. S., Cranbrook. Judy, 250426-2436. ST. PATRICK'S DAY TEA & BAKE SALE hosted by the CWL at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Kimberley.1:00-3:00pm. $5.00. More info? Call 427-3078

MARCH 18 CRANBROOK LEGION BRANCH 24 is hosting the Don Johnson Memorial Dart Shoot, 16 team limit $30 per team, 9:30 am registration, 10am start. Contact: Carolin 250-420-1077 or Lisa 250-421-3161

MARCH 20 THE EAST KOOTENAY RAILWAY PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION Pot Luck Supper at 6:00 pm, General Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Seniors Citizens Centre, 125-17th Ave.S. Cranbrook. All Railway Pensioners and Spouses are welcome, for futher information. Please Contact President Gary Lancaster at 250- 426-7478

MARCH 21 FREE FAMILY SWIM at Kimberley Pool (persons 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 6-7 pm. Sponsored by RCMP Speed Watch.

MARCH 22 BETH CRAWLEY PERFORMS 7-9 p.m. in a benefit concert in support of the Cranbrook & District Arts Council @ Hot Shots Café on Victoria (corner of 8th St., N.) Suggested Donation: $12 or what you can afford! Info: 250-426-4223 info@

MARCH 24 MS SOCIETY BC & YUKON DIVISION public education session, Cognition and MS, from 1 to 4

pm at the Manual Training Centre, Cranbrook Public Library, 1212 – 2nd St. N. Cranbrook. The session will cover information on cognitive changes with MS, strategies to overcome cognitive challenges and other factors affecting cognition. An overview of MS Society Client Services programs will also be presented. Client Servicesrepresentatives will have a limited amount of time on March 23rd and 24th to meet individually with clients. For more information, or to register for the event or to request an individual meeting call 1-800-268-7582 or email Debbie.irwin@mssociety. ca. GARAGE SALE - Anglican Church Hall, 46-13th Ave. S., Cranbrook, 9-12. Multi family.

MARCH 26 MUNICIPAL PENSION RETIREES Association meeting, Heritage Inn, 803 Cranbrook St. N., Cranbrook 11 am. No host luncheon 12 noon. Guest speaker: Donna Greer (foot care nursing)


Crossword and Kakuro

ACROSS 1 Ardently wishes 6 Lemon drinks 10 Priest’s long white robes 14 Obsolete, brieÀy 17 Intense hatred 18 Mixed up (Fr.) 19 Abound 20 New Zealand parrot 21 Sensible 23 French ¿lmmaker 24 Lake (Fr.) 25 Centre of our solar system 26 Mideast strip 27 Not singular 29 Noah’s vessel 30 Ireland, poetically 32 Understands 34 Small hotel 35 Biblical verb ending 37 Become ¿rm 39 Depth 42 Went on horseback 45 Lots and lots 48 Takes out, for an editor 49 Like a bird of paradise 51 Restless (mus.) 53 Wet dirt 54 Medieval farmer 55 Escaped: on the ___ 56 First outing: ___ voyage 58 Wide awake 59 Run 61 Made cheerful 63 Asian bovines 67 Possessed 69 Involve 71 Pod vegetable 72 Cargo 75 Painting or music 76 Cutter 78 Good-luck charm 79 Prophets 81 Man’s name 82 Anger 83 Quotation at start of a chapter 86 Kind of beetle 87 Dutch town 89 Extreme Light Infrastructure

90 Part of a hammer 92 Dulls 95 N.B. summer time 97 Af¿rm to be true 100 Feared swamp reptile 102 It can be stubbed 103 Hawaiian Àower neckwear 104 Small mountain lake 105 Change 108 Small child 109 CEO 110 Prison features 111 Weapon of old 112 Beer 113 Egypt’s river 114 Swing to and fro 115 Colours DOWN 1 Mare 2 Odour (Fr.) 3 Very softly (mus.) 4 Sunniest town in France 5 Smoke combined with fog 6 Astounded 7 Argued in Parliament 8 Building add-on 9 Ooze 10 Brings into harmony 11 Finds out 12 Not-quite-¿nal version 13 Look happy 14 State north of Texas 15 Polar ___ 16 Large bag 22 Remind tiresomely 28 Like aging skin 31 Avian construction 33 Appeared to be 36 Reliable 38 The Roughriders, e.g. 40 Looter 41 Going too fast 43 Lair 44 Toronto summer time 45 Beer ingredient 46 Gelatin from seaweed 47 Go stale 50 Roman household god 52 Greased

54 Entreaties 57 Father 58 Insect 60 Pealed 62 Ensnare 64 Spectre 65 Lengthwise timber of a ship 66 Chalcedony 68 Deep distress 70 Told a ¿b 72 Golf norm 73 French friend 74 Christmas season 75 Sponsorship 77 Poke 79 Absence of sound 80 Plural of spectrum 84 Seabird: storm ___ 85 Opinion contrary to dogma 88 Consumed 91 Neither head ___ hair 93 NÀd. author (Alligator) 94 Transmits 95 Medicine Hat’s prov. 96 Distribute cards 98 Cab 99 They stick out 101 Actors, as a group 106 The long arm of the ___ 107 Twin number

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communitycalendar presents "The Other Carpenter." The Easter story from another perspective. Fri., March 30 & Sat., March 31. At new KCA campus, 629-6th St NW (just up fromt he Salvation Army). 7 pm. Cost $8 adults, $6 seniors/children & $22 family pass (2 adults & 2 children). Tickets can be purchased at The Nails Christian Bookstore, Lotus Books or the KCA main campus office, 250-4260166.

MARCH 31 DO YOU KNOW A PERSON OR A GROUP OF PEOPLE who deserve to be recognized for their efforts? Nominate them for an award today! Awards are offered in four categories: Family, Youth, Group and Individual Volunteer of the Year, and nominations are being accepted until March 31st. Forms and criteria for nomination are available for download at www.kootenays.cmha. or for pick up at 39 13th Ave S Cranbrook BC V1C 2V4. The Gogo Grannies are sponsoring a benefit African Dinner at the Old Bauernhaus in Kimberley 6 pm. Proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support AIDs orphans in Africa. For tickets or

information call 250-4274252.

APRIL 4 FREE PUBLIC SWIM, 5-6 pm at Kimberley Pool. Sponsored by Kootenay Monument Installations.

APRIL 14 FREE WORKSHOP ON Immigrating to Canada, 11:30am-12:30pm workshop, 12:30-2:00pm questions & answer. Rocky Mountain Bingo Hall, 20916th Ave. N. (next to Memorial Arena, front door is on 2nd St. N.). Presented by Ocana Law Group & Information & Support Services Program. For info or to register call Mila 250.426.2943 or email to

APRIL 18 FREE FAMILY SWIM, 6-7 pm, persons 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Kimberley Pool. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.


CLEAR SKY MEDITATION Centre Spring Series Enrich your life and be open to change Tuesday's from 7:30-8:45 at Exhale Yoga Studio Saturdays from 4pm in Bull River. Classes by donation, www. Call

250-429-3929 for info and directions THIRD WEDNESDAY of every Month Seniors Day at the Cranbrook Legion starts at 1:30 pm there is singing and a light snack served. LOOKING FOR PAST residents of Erickson BC for their stories for the Erickson History Book to be published later this year. Please contract: ERICKSON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION HISTORIAN SHARON BRENNAN, BOX 9, ERICKSON, BC. V0B 1K0 COMMUNITY WHITE WATER Paddle night,, Tuesdays & Thursdays, leave from Just Liquid (5th Ave. & Van Horne St., Cranbrook). Free shuttle leaves 6 pm. Call for location, 9194610. CHOOSING WELLNESS SENIORS' Exercise Class at the Cranbrook Senior Centre. Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Bring a bag lunch if desired. For information, call Irene at 250-4264793. THE CELLAR THRIFT STORE is relocating & opening soon at 2-12th Ave., Cranbrook, United Church, Baker Lane Entrance. See you there. TRITON SWIM CLUB,

accepting registration for children ages 6 & up at anytime. Gretchen, 4894365. DANCING EVERY FRIDAY 7-9 pm. at Stages School of Dance , 42-6th Ave. S., Cranbrook. No pressure, just fun! Randy or Kim, 4261142. FAMILY LAW CLINIC, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 pm, Invermere Family Resource Centre, 122-7th Ave., 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30 pm, Creston Alcohol & Drug Counselling, 138 10th Ave. N., 3rd Monday of the month, 1 pm, Grasmere Tobacco Plains Band Office, hosted by Aboriginal Family Law Program, free & confidential. Info. Veronica, 1-800-521-5119. Whist, Thursday nights, 7 pm, Senior Center, everyone welcome. 4261993. SPARWOOD RECREATION DEPARTMENT free swimming, Fridays, 4-5:30 pm. THE COUNCIL OF SENIOR Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving "The Quality of Life" for all seniors. Seniors, organizations, Associations wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become

members please contact Ernie (604) 576-9734, fax (604) 576-9733, email BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 1ST Thursday of each month, Juniper Place, 7-9 pm. FMI 420-2216. YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. Ages 16 - 30 years. BladeRunners Employment Program. Funding provided through the Canada British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. Learn life skills and employment skills. We help you find and keep a job that works for you! 250 Howard Street, Kimberley. Call Chelsie at 250-427-7017 for more information or to sign up. KIMBERLEY TRAP AND Skeet Club summer hours. Shoots every Tues from 6 p.m. to dusk. For info call Mike or Morris at 250-417-0550 or Ron at 250-432-0002. CHILD HEALTH CLINICS are held Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning by appt. Parents welcome to drop-in and discuss concerns with public health nurses weekdays from 8:30-4:30 at Kimberley North Star Dream Team. BABY AND ME drop in for parents with babes in arms, Tuesdays 10-12, Cranbrook Family Con-

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nections 46-17th Ave S (next to skateboard park) Niki, 421-8096. IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES your support of the MS Walk is more important than ever. Each walker, team captain and volunteer who participates is a vital partner in providing research. Join the movement to end MS by registering today, set a goal and multiply your impact by recruiting friends and family to walk with you as a MS walk team HEARTS IN MOTION Walking Club meet Mon, Wed, Fri at the Cranbrook Rec Plex 9am. Walk inside or out, all ages welcome. Marion 250-426-4529 or Jeanette 250-426-2393 FOOD BANK BINGO, Kimberley Elks Club, Every Monday at 7pm 427-2343 THE CRANBROOK WOMEN'S CENTER, 32-13th Ave S has reopened. Hours of opera-

tion Mon-thurs, 10-12:30, 1-3:30. Information, support, lay counselling & advocacy provided. Small free store on site. Contact Vicky, 426-2912. SPARWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD Development Committee meetings, 2nd Wednesday of each month 5:00-6:00pm. Leisure Center. Join us for a fast pace discussion on projects to enhance opportunities for preschool children. INTERESTED IN YOUR Family Roots, Cranbrook Family History Centre hrs Tues & Thurs. 10-8, Sat 10-1. 426-4614. JOB OPTIONS BC is seeking employers in Cranbrook and Kimberley who would be interested in hosting a 4 week work experience. Wage subsidies available. Call today for more information Maureen 250.919.3484 or Lori 250.426.8019 ext 30

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Friday, March 16, 2012 Kootenay News Advertiser

Making a difference for unwanted animals one pet at a time


Citizens of Progreso waiting to have their pets seen by visiting veterenarians. by Dennis McDonald

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of gangs, corruption, drugs and violence – one group, including a handful of Cranbrook residents living there, are working to make life better in the sometimes beleaguered country. And they’re starting at ground level – literally – with hundreds of furry four-legged friends. In short, good things are happening. This is the story of a former Cranbrook cop and a teacher (The McDonalds,a retired banker and a realtor, (Vic and Debbie Ritchie) snowbirds, living in the town of Progreso, Province of

Yucutan, Mexico I was greeted by ¿ve barking dogs from an obvious variety of parenthoods. All had been street dogs, rescued and adopted by Dan and Cindy, two of the many Canadians living permanently in the beautiful seaside ¿shing village called Progreso. All but the smallest dog stopped barking and started wagging their tails as soon as they heard me say hello in English. The little guy settled down quickly after Dan walked to the gate to greet me. We all trooped back to the tastefully refur-

bished beach house that Dan, Cindy and the dogs call home and all ¿ve dogs sat quietly in a circle waiting their turn to gently eat creame cheese from Cindy‘s ¿ngers She said they have to learn to be gentle before they can be adopted. I wanted to learn more about how and why two Canadians have become such a driving force in the dog rescue - spay and neuter program in only threeand-a-half short years. Dan said when they ¿rst came down from Toronto they noticed the large dog and cat population being fed quite

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well by the holidaying Mexican people living in their beach front summer homes, but after they left in the fall and before the ‘Winter Snow Birds’ descended from the USA and Canada, those cats and dogs were forced to compete for food in the garbage they were able to ¿nd and claim as their own. Many turned to skinny shadows of their previous selves, many others just were not able to survive. Cindy said “The average lifespan of a dog in the street is two years. Most die in puppy-hood.” Cindy got involved with the spay neuter clinics put on by Planned Pethood organization which was founded by a Veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Young from Colorado. Dr. Jeff , as he is known by everyone, established a franchised Planned Pethood in Merida led by Dr. Tony., Dr. Nelson & Dr. Liliana. His goal is to use his network to transfer knowledge and expertise in low cost Spay and Neutering techniques to other groups which, I am told, he funds, with the expectation that they will pay him back and then give back to their communities through free spay and neutering clinics. “ One unsterilized female dog and her off springs will produce 4 000 dogs over a seven year span. One unsterilized female cat and her off springs will produce 20,000 cats in 4 years.” Cindy hooked up with two other local advocates, Maura Garcia Lezama, a Mexican teacher and passionate animal rescue believer and with Lydia Saleh, President’s of AFAD Progreso and Merida respectively. Through these two amazing women, Cindy became involved on the planning committee of the large clinics with Planned Pethood. AFAD is a non pro¿t animal shelter that has been in existence for over 15 years and one of the two main partners to Planned Pethood - the other is Sanctuario Evolucion. Cindy’s background included several years in Canada in the non pro¿t sector with organizations such as the Girl Guides of Canada, the United Way and several hospital Foundations. Events organizing are part of her past. see Difference page 27

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Sue McDonald takes time with a young puppy that was treated and adopted.

Cindy also became part of a 多ve person steering committee to create YAPA, (Yucatan Auyda para Animales - Yucatan Help For Animals) an English speaking voice for volunteerism and communication for the animal rescue world here in the Yucatan. They formed and coordinated the English speaking contingent for the Progreso campaign consisting of about 100 volunteers, half Canadian from New Brunswick, Quebec, Sas-

katchewan to Alberta and British Columbia, and half American from Tennessee, S. Carolina, Colorado, California, Florida. There were also over 100 volunteer Mexicans from the local High School, the University and the Merida Veterinary School. The Progreso clinic has the largest partnership of Mexican and English speaking volunteers of any other clinic. The 16 to 20 Veterinarians and their assistants came from Mexicalle, San Miguel de Allande, Mexico City, Cancun, California, Slovakia,

Colorado (via Chad, South Africa), and Dr. Jeff and his crew from Colorado. All Vets and their assistants volunteered their time and paid their own air fare. Local volunteers and donations provided food, shelter and transportation for the vets. ( Last year Cindy and Dan paid for a bus to transport the Vets from Merida to Progreso.) Many of the Canadians also offer their homes to the Vets and Techs to stay in while in Progreso and donated all the meals and refreshments for them.

One volunteer, Leslie Beare and her group called Team Leslie brought in over 100 street dogs in a catch and release program in which she personally fed the animals for two months to gain their con多dence allowing her team to touch and care for them, eventually leading to their capture, sterilization and release back to their neighbourhood. Over a four day period in Merida the Vets performed 1,200 sterilizations and in two days in Progreso, they did another 750 bringing a

new total of procedures performed to 1975 over six days. Over 32 puppies were adopted in the 多rst day of the Progreso clinic. On the very last day of the clinic after six days standing on their feet - this Veterinarian team performed surgeries on a record 415 animals. Not one registered animal was turned away. Proof positive that there are good things happening in Mexico.


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