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PROGRESS 2012


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MAKING A DIFFERENCE Front Load, and now many top load washers offer some of the largest energy savings potential in your home. A front load washer uses 65 liters of water per load. A traditional top load washer can use up to 140 liters per load. That’s over 200,000 liters of water savings over the life of the washer! Not to mention the money you save on electricity. Traditionally a washer uses 420 KwH per year. By switching to a front load washer you will be using 142 KwH per year.

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LESS HYDRO R ecently we have completed a project that will reduce

our hydro impact by over 25%. This was a major undertaking and the project lasted 2 months. We installed more than 1000 energy efficient light bulbs and fixtures featuring cutting edge energy saving electronics. The over $90,000 price tag has already been paying dividends and the energy savings is astounding. Our plan, going forward, is to use that savings to bring innovative products and solutions to our customers. Like our state of the art design center and newly planned galleries. It will also allow us to maintain our community involvement with our tents. You will see us in more places this year. Watch for us!

BUY CANADIAN A t Bridge Interiors we are proud to sell a huge core of

Canadian made, locally grown products. Our store is full of high quality, reasonably priced Canadian made furniture for every room in your home. Buying Canadian generally means better for the environment, a common theme but important. Less travel time means less fuel and energy. Plus our higher labour and safety standards ensure proper and environmentally effective manufacturing procedures. It also supports the Canadian economy. And with all that, remember you get a high quality product made with real wood, higher quality foam and other genuine materials.

B elow is a list of suppliers we support. High quality

furniture made right here in Canada. Come in and check them out or research them online. We promise they will not disappoint.

POWER SAVINGS In our project we converted; 75 watt halogen bulbs to 18 watt LED’s 60 watt incandescent to 13 watt LED’s Magnetic ballasts to electronic 32 w fluorescents to 30 w fluorescents

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Our Community

Tell us your green story. It may inspire. It will make a difference.

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t Bridge Interiors our story is simple. We set out to build a business that offered quality products with great value all wrapped up with exceptional service. We are fortunate to have succeeded in an area most of us grew up in and we have never lost sight of the importance of our community. Your community. It is vibrant and strong, and we are proud to call it home. That is why we are doing more. Our tents will be everywhere this summer. Watch for them and support those volunteers working underneath them because they are making a difference. Who we

are!

Who we are!

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Tell Us Your Story We’ve told you our story, now tell us yours. What are you doing to make this community better? What is your green story? What challenges are you or your organization facing? Maybe we can help. Do you want to volunteer and don’t know where your talents could be best used? Are you a group that is looking for help? We’re serious too. If you’re a high school student with a plan to make this community better or a senior wanting to volunteer some time and expertise. You may be an elementary school group looking for a place to act.

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There is a network forming at Bridge Interiors. Tell us your story. If you are 5 years old or 85 years old tell us your story. What have you done. What are you doing. What would you like to do. We are excited about our community, and we are here to help.

E xcelsior HE Laundry Detergent is a revolutionary product

offering amazing value, resulting in unsurpassed cleaning and performance, leaving clothes fresh and clean!

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That’s what they say. Here is what we have to say. The entire staff use this product. It is super concentrated, needing less than a tablespoon of detergent per load, which saves you money and the environment. Speaking of the environment, the Excelsior detergent is phosphate free, bio-degradable and solvent free, so none of that gets into our rivers and lakes. We also have a refill program which saves you even more. Come in and talk to us about it.

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A report from the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce We have just completed the ¿rst quarter of 2012. I am pleased to be able to report that our Chamber committees have been very active following through on many of the strategies discussed at our January strategy session. Our membership committee, led by Director Jim Benson and working with our membership coordinator Laura Haley is working hard to attract new members and retain our existing membership to keep us strong and representative of the business community. To date, we have a total of 481 members which is 32% of the licensed business in Cranbrook. In an effort to help new members to the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce feel welcome and nurtured in their ¿rst months of membership, the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce has formed a membership support committee. The committee acts as an outreach and retention committee de-

signed to involve and inform new members of chamber bene¿ts and upcoming events and programs. Committee members are volunteers who, on behalf of the Chamber, make goodwill calls to encourage strong continuing membership and active support of chamber programs. Committee members assist in membership retention by contacting new chamber members regularly. They relay information, identify business challengers, and help new members to feel welcome and comfortable at chamber events. Jim Benson chairs the committee and is joined by Melanie Fiorentino, Corinne Friesen, Penny Coyle, Stephen Wik, Lily Durham and Tanya Laing Gahr. Our communications committee is focused on ensuring that we share information our members, and understand their issues and concerns. One of our current priorities, led by director Chris Botterill,

is to undertake a signi¿cant up-date to our website. When complete, it will be an even stronger format for communicating with our members, and for providing information about Cranbrook for businesses and visitors. Dave Butler & Tristen Chernove share the Tourism portfolio. These two have put hours into a new initiative to grow tourism in Cranbrook. Many of our tourism business are taking an active part with Dave & Tristen to ensure this plan becomes a reality. Our retail committee chaired by Connor Stewart work to improve the environment for the retail sector in Cranbrook. Last year the committee coordinated the very successful Black Friday. This committee have been following the successful story of a small community in Miner Country where a team of students prepared and calculated that is residents spent just 10 % more of their disposable income at home, there would

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The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Executive. (Back row from left) Connor Stewart, Karla Shelley, Tracey Whiting, Jim Benson, Tristen Chernove, Chris Botterill, Dave Struthers, Ryan Gibbard & Allyson Blake (Front row) Jeanette Sissons, Sean Campbell, President Lana Kirk, Mike Adams & Dave Butler. be a tremendous boost to the local economy. The Chamber is working towards having a representative from that committee come and

speak to the Chamber membership. Currently our directors are undertaking a survey with Chamber members. Represent-

ing our members is our ¿rst priority. At the request of our Mayor, we are also undertaking a comprehensive study of “Doing Business in

Keep your business in town. Keep your town in business. Cranbrook businesses support • Jobs • Hospital • Charitable groups • Teams • Scholarships • Community events • Community building projects • Airport

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Building our community.

Cranbrook.” Keeping you our members engaged is my priority for 2012.


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It’s never been more cost-efficient to own your own townhome

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Fisher Peak Townhomes mean value, functionality and prime location at a more than reasonable cost. The B.C. Government recently announced a first-time new home

buyers bonus of up to $10,000. This, combined with very low

show suite now open

interest rates, makes buying a newly built home make more sense

than ever before. Fisher Peak Townhomes, proudly

buyer incentives on now!

Starting at $269,000 plus HST Q Q Q Q Q Q

built by New Dawn Developments, offers the perfect product fit

into a fourth bedroom, media room, or exercise area. Two-inch faux wood window blinds are included throughout. You will save 10% on CMHC fees thanks to the Built Green Energuide Rating of Fisher Peak plus you will notice the cost to operate your home will be up to 60% lower than a home build without Built Green Platinum Ratings. As a special incentive, if you purchase a Fisher Peak Townhome before March 31st, 2012, New Dawn will gift you a furniture package valued at $15,000 or New Dawn will pay the HST on the home. Construction on the next building will begin soon, and upon completion, the full Fisher Peak Townhomes Development will encompass eight buildings with a total of 25 townhome units.

immediate possession

Purchase before March 31st, 2012 and you choose:

$15,000 furnishing package at or save the HST*

Brand new 3 bedroom townhomes Attached garage Granite countertops GE fridge, stove, dishwasher, over the range microwave, front load washer/dryer New home warranty Built Green - Platinum

1840 Kelowna Crescent, Cranbrook

for this program. Located in Cranbrook, these brand new, three bedroom units start at just $269,000 plus HST. Every unit has an attached garage, granite counters and a full GE Appliance Package. Rich, dark maple shaker-style cabinets take main stage in the open concept kitchen/dining/ living room. Linear glass tiles dress up the kitchen backsplash, and the stylish sink faucet adds a touch of glamour. All bedrooms are spacious, and two of the three bedrooms offer walk-in closets. There is a two-piece powder room in the main living area and a full bath including a linen closet on the upper floor. Granite bathroom counters and bright lighting add to the feeling of quality in this space. A bonus walk-out area on the entry level could be developed

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Bedroom Furniture Galleries–growing with Cranbrook The Bedroom Furniture Galleries, We Make your House a Home. The Bedroom Furniture Galleries has been

a part of the Cranbrook community since 1977 and continues to be committed to a heritage of quality and service. They strive to be

the best furniture company in the Kootenays with the best selection, service and value. Over the last 35 years, The Bedroom

has grown from 2500 square feet to over 20,000 square feet of showroom with furniture for every room in your home. Over the past few years, they have been busy adding a new Palliser leather gallery and larger mattress galleary featuring Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Natura and Springwall. Most recently, they have renovated and expanded their dining area and created an expanded La-Z-Boy chair gallery. “It’s been a pretty major investment”, says owner Joey Hoechsmann, “but we feel our customers will really appreciate the new easier to shop showroom.”

Their new website has made it easy for our customers to enjoy all that The Bedroom has to offer featuring new product and a full list of hot buys. Check it out at www.bedroomfurnituregalleries.com. You can also join them on Facebook for great contests like the iPad 3 give away happening this spring. Purchasing new furniture and mattresses is an investment. For that reason, The Bedroom offers their Platinum Bedroom Credit Card. “It’s easy to sign up and you can take advantage of the many plans we offer,” says Hoechsmann. When you make a pur-

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chase at the Bedroom Furniture Galleries, it will be brought to your home with their professional delivery team anywhere in the East Kootenays. They take pride in making sure your furniture is set up just the way you want it and they will remove your old furniture for you. Feel comfortable knowing that their priority is you, which means if you are not completely satis¿ed with your purchase you have the bene¿t of a 60 day comfort guarantee. Return or exchange your purchase hassle free within 60 days. The Bedroom Furniture Galleries is part of the largest buying group in Canada giving them superior buying power. “Stores often claim to be cheaper by reducing the quality of the product,” says Hoechsmann. “The item may look the same but it isn’t. We believe in providing the best value our customers money can buy for products that will last.” Community is very important to the owners and staff at The Bedroom Furniture Galleries. Whether it’s the Kootenay Ice

hockey club, a Rotary project, legacy projects like the arches, fundraising events or community plays, the Bedroom is there to lend a hand. Most recently, they were excited to raise $5000 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. With the surge of home decorating shows on television more people are remodeling their homes than ever. The Bedroom Furniture Galleries has on staff certi¿ed interior decorators to help guide the enthusiastic amateur home renovator with his or her furnishing project. Take advantage of years of experience with color, texture, placement and size of furniture and accessories that will be right for your life style. The staff at The Bedroom can help organize and accentuate, advise and recommend. Visit us in downtown Cranbrook. Browse and dream of the possibilities! At the Bedroom Furniture Galleries, we make your house a home.

Mountain Meats Ltd. Rocky

Specializing in: King Steak, Beef, Italian Sausage and Lunch Meat

We cut wild game! Box 1619, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 Phone: (250) 425-4401 Fax: (250) 425-0186 Toll Free: 1-877-240-8686 Owners: Patsy & Richard Boivin

Congratulations Tin Craft on achieving TECA certification

Your assurance of quality and highest industry training and standards* Residential & Commercial Air Systems Furnace Sales, Replacement and Installation

Tel: 250-919-3517

Email: tincraft@shaw.ca www.tincraft.ca

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We also have a GOOD selection of Pre-Owned trailers for you too. SO COME IN TODAY & GET READY FOR SUMMER!!

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To Cranbrook Dodge, business is all about the community principal. Cranbrook Dodge is heavily involved with

Children’s Christmas Party for less fortunate kids in our community.

Our region is growing and has a bright future, so it is only fitting that we contribute toward making this the best place to live.

Dave Girling Dealer Principal

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The addition of an RV line is just natural here at Cranbrook Dodge. We’re proud to represent the premium lines of travel trailers and ¿fth wheels by Outback. Our awesome selection of trucks are a perfect compliment to tow any of our models. Of course, our region is well known for outdoor recreation, so we’re very enthusiastic to offer this to the public. Cranbrook Dodge sincerely appreciates the huge support given by

the good people of the Kootenays. This has allowed for

unprecedented growth over the years “Our region is grow-

ing and has a bright future, so it is only ¿tting that we contribute

toward making this the best place to live,” said Dave Girling, dealer

the Canadian Cancer Society, being a major sponsor of the annual “Relay for Life” in Cranbrook. Cranbrook Dodge is also involved with the Children’s Fishing Derby and the Corinna Girling Memorial Golf Tournament, both events for the Cancer Society. The Cranbrook Food Bank receives literally truckloads of food and items every year around Christmas time with our “Fill It Up For The Food Bank” campaign. The Dodge Boys (and girls) host the annual

Other bene¿ciaries of Cranbrook Dodge’s generosity include; Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Key City Gymnastics club and Paws for a Cause. Sometimes a helping hand from organizations like these is what it takes to pick you up and get you back on track. With this in mind, Cranbrook Dodge is looking forward to continued growth and continued community support.

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Stellar performance by Nissan’s Rogue As winter winds down and eases into spring,

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* 0%0%/0% purchase financing for up to 84/84/72 months available on 2012 Rogue/Atima Sedan/Sentra models. Representative finance example based on Selling Price of $25,593 for 2012 Altima 2.5 S, FWD (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission, financed at 0% APR for 84 months equals $304.68 per month with $0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $25,593. ∞$10,500 Cash Discount is only applicable to the purchase or lease of new 2012 Titan CC SV 4X4 (3CCG72 AA00), automatic transmission on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time. Cash Discount value varies by model and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. This discount is based on non-stackable trading dollars and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. †Finance offers are now available on new 2012 Rogue S FWD (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission/2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission/2012 Sentra 2.0 (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. Selling Price is $25,428/$25,593/$16,945 financed at 0%/0%/0% APR equals $140/$141/$109 bi-weekly for 84/84/72 months. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0/$0 for a total obligation of $25,428/$25,593/$16,945. ^$25,428/$25,593/$16,945 Selling Price for a new 2012 Rogue S FWD (W6RG12 AA00), CVT transmission/2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission/2012 Sentra 2.0 (C4LG52 AA00), manual transmission. VModels shown $35,928 Selling Price for a new 2012 Rogue SL AWD (Y6TG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$33,693 Selling Price for a new 2012 Altima 3.5 SR (T4SG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$23,545 Selling Price for a new 2012 Sentra 2.5 SE-R (C4SG12 AA00), CVT transmission/$41,848 Selling Price for a new 2012 Titan CC SL 4X4 SWB (3CFG72 AA00), automatic transmission. $10,500 non-stackable Cash Discount on 2012 Titan CC SL 4x4 SWB (3CFG72 AA00), automatic transmission is included. ΩBased on the December 2011 AIAMC report. ∞*†^VFreight and PDE charges ($1,650/$1,595/$1,467/$1,630), air-conditioning tax ($100), certain fees where applicable are included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes (including excise tax and fuel conservation tax, where applicable) are extra. Finance offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between March 1st, 2012 and April 2nd, 2012. ‡Preferred Customer Program: If you currently lease or finance your Nissan vehicle through us, you may already be pre-approved to lease or finance your next new Nissan model. The 1% Preferred Customer Reduction is currently available on new 2011 Quest; 2012 Sentra, Altima Sedan or Coupe (except Hybrid), Versa Hatchback or Sedan, and Titan models. Incentive program rate adjustments cannot reduce the lease or finance rate below 0.0% and will apply to the rate offered by Nissan Canada Finance at the time of the transaction. Please contact your Nissan Dealership for Nissan Canada Finance pre-approval terms and eligibility.

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Thinking about downsizing? This might be the right time

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Culligan Water, Beachcomber Hot Tubs and Flaman Fitness—conveniently located under one roof. Hi I’m Murray Floyd and I was asked to write a business pro¿le of my company. I feel very fortunate to say that my wife Sherri and I own and operate the local Culligan, Beachcomber

hot tub and Flaman ¿tness stores in Cranbrook. It all started back in 2002 when I started to work for the previous owner in sales for a period of one year to see if we

could work together. My goal was to see if I could buy in with the hopes of owning my own company some day. After the ¿rst year things went really well and I purchased a small percentage of

the business and within three years with the local Credit Union’s help I managed to not only purchase the business but the building as well a short year later. Even though this all sounds

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grand it was during some very trying times with the local economy. In order to keep sales going and keep our staff employed we decided to reduce our pro¿t margins to be competive with the Alberta market. This proved to be a good decision as we managed to win Beachcombers store of the year two years in a row for 50,000 population and less for total sales. Beachcomber Cranbrook has been serving it’s customers for 29 years. Culligan is such a great franchise to own as they are respected throughout the world as leaders in water treatment industry and they have the highest standards for bottled water production. We have been proudly serving the East Kootenays for 38 years. Culligan Cranbrook’s mission has been to deliver high-quality water treatment products that will bene¿t every part of our customers’ lives.

We hope to raise the quality of life by purifying its most essential element: water. In 2009 I recognized a need for a ¿tness store in Cranbrook and with my having a diploma in ¿tness and nutrition it seemed to be a good decision. So I started the process of ¿nding a good ¿t for my other two product lines that would have the same quality and warranties that ours customers appreciate. Flaman is a 50-year-old company that really understands value and customer service and now that has been almost three years I know I made a good decision as we have very competitive products, great warranties and a fantastic selection of ¿tness equipment and supplies. All this is simply not attainable without a great staff; they really are the backbone of any great business. We currently have 15

long term employees that range from 10- 20 years. My goal and vision is to train and keep as many staff as possible as opposed to hiring part time staff to avoid paying a higher salary. I pay for the medical/ dental/ life insurance for the staff to help reduce their monthly costs. This really is a family business and we all help out to get the many jobs done. One minute you could be delivering a bottle of water, then a hot tub then you will most likely be delivering a treadmill in the afternoon all with a smile on your face. We need to take care of our customers as you’re not going to survive in a small town if you don’t take care of your customers. We just try and be honest with them and treat them as if they’re walking through the front door of your house. Another great part of owning a business is being able to help support our community. It really is a pleasure to be able to support local sport teams like hockey, baseball football, ¿gure skating and riding clubs. If it has anything to do with helping kids, I’m in. I commit to help kids in any way possible as they are the future of our great town. I am a very fortunate to own company that offers such great longterm value throughout our diverse product lines while having the experienced staff to serve our customers. Sincerely; Murray Floyd

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Making a business based on energy efficiency and beauty Robin Wesman moved back to Canada and built a house in 2008. He spent 22 years in the U.S. as a builder/ developer and specialized in energy ef¿cient, cost effective housing. His favourite part of his projects was always landscaping. Originally he was going to buy a small business and leave the construction

¿eld permanently but instead he has combined his love for building and gardening into a business—actually three businesses—a landscaping, construction and gardening business all rolled into one. Now he’s created Budget Bobcat and Landscaping. With his Bobcat equipment

and trailers, including a yard dump trailer he can tackle any landscape projects. In addition he has turned his love of gardening and growing into an aspect of his business. He calls it “Gardens to You”. This department focuses on offering everybody the possibility to grow their own food. He uses the principles

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Celebrating 20 years of making your home more beautiful Unique Windows and Solariums are in their 20th year of providing windows, patio covers solariums and many other home improvement products to customers in the East Kootenay. Owner Kerry Murray has over 30 years of window and construction knowledge and his highly trained installers have over 15 years in the industry providing the highest service and quality installations backed up with a two year warranty. All this expertise is crutial to help customers choose and receive the right products for their needs. We go over the ¿ner details that may be missed by the bigger retailers. Another reassurance for the home owner is when they choose Unique Windows and Solariums we are completely licensed and insured providing safety and security on the jobsite. Our window suppliers have changed over the years to guarantee that we provide the best products available that

are Canadian manufactured to ensure they pass all building codes and regulations as set out by government agencies. Our two main suppliers are All Weather Windows, constructed in Edmonton and Starline Windows built in Langley BC. These windows are among the best products out there and provide plenty of options to choose from. Unique Windows and Solariums offer window solutions for your renovation or new home construction needs. Whether you need a leaky kitchen window replaced, help deciding on your dream home window package or having to upgrade the 60 room apartment complex, we have the ability to accommodate your needs. We have recently completed projects for Parks Canada and BC Housing, both who require strict product speci¿cations and installation guidelines. A growing segment of our business is Patio

Covers, Sunrooms and Solariums. We have been supplying Sheppard Aluminium products that specialize in patio covers and sunrooms to the region for many years. A testimonial to their durability is they withstand the snow loads of the Elk Valley year after year. Who doesn’t love their deck? By adding a maintenance free sunroom or patio cover to your deck you

could enjoy this area of your home year round. Options are many when it comes to your deck areas. For people wanting to spruce up the appearance of their deck and railings we can provide you with products from Dek Smart. Roll out awnings are an attractive option to cover your deck when necessary and come in many color options to match your existing exterior ¿nishes.

Unique Windows can install Talius roll shutters for commercial, residential or those Lake Front and rural properties that will completely ease your security concerns when you are not there. Having just experienced a long harsh winter, now is the time to have your window needs looked after. With heating cost on the rise, you do not want your hard earned

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We are Re/Max® an acronym for “real estate maximums” loon “free Àights”, cold air inÀatable, jumping castle and slide, inÀatable house tent, folding tents, parade displays, and more. • Of¿cial REALTORS® of the WHL (17 teams) • Of¿cial REALTORS® of the Vancouver Canucks. • Of¿cial Partner of the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers.

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“Your Home Is Your Castle” The Blue Sky Realty Àoat in the Sam Steele Days parade. Watch for us in our new RE/MAX colors: red over white over blue. We are proud to announce that we are now RE/MAX® - Blue Sky Realty! Fueled by her entrepreneurial desire to be even more successful, Jeannie Argatoff has brought the RE/MAX® franchise to her business. After considerable research, the decision was made that the RE/MAX® trademark and symbol was the most powerful ally and

public image to partner with. And the team at Blue Sky are excited to take advantage of the new opportunities, training and support that RE/MAX® offers. The brand that works for us... and YOU! • the Design Centre offers over 10,000 professional designs for

brochures, newsletters, post cards etc. with new items being added. • Lead Street is a lead generation site for REALTORS® • RE/MAX® Commercial Division • Internet / Social Media Marketing has elevated RE/MAX® listings above that of Realtor.ca and mls.ca - Special Events Team offers: hot air balloon tethered rides, hot air bal-

A history lesson Blue Sky Realty Ltd. is locally owned by REALTOR® Jeannie Argatoff. Jeannie is well known throughout the area. She started her real estate career in Edmonton in 1976, then worked in a few real estate of¿ces after moving to Cranbrook. She partnered with Paul Panchyshyn and together they formed Blue Sky Realty in 1995. Gerry Ridgley later joined the partnership. After Paul’s passing and Gerry’s retirement, Jeannie became the sole owner of Blue Sky Realty Ltd. in 2008.

Today The heartbeat of the company is powerful with Jeannie and her team of 16 REALTORS® and support staff of two; Tracey Tarasoff, conveyancing and Deda Pliska, reception. The combined experience of the team is 234 years of professionalism. Working closely with Jeannie is her managing broker, Adam Stenersen and licensed assistant , Barb Horie. Jeannie herself has been the Top REALTOR® or in the Top 1% of the Kootenay Real Estate Board every year since 1987. She loves and breaths real estate and that force emulates through her team. Complete Service RE/MAX - Blue Sky Realty offers complete and expert service in residential , recreation, investment and commercial real estate. And appraisals? No problem! We have Patrick Conroy, RI CRA Appraiser/REALTOR® right in our of¿ce.

Community Program

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RE/MAX® supports the Children’s Miracle Network, the Organ Donor Program, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Quest For Excellence / Grade 12 Bursaries. Local Community Care Many of our REALTORS® have lived in the Cranbrook area for years and raised their families here. We know this is “the best place on earth”; we have the best opportunities, the best recreation, the list goes on. Blue Sky Realty believes in giving back to the community that has been good to us. Our REALTORS® are involved in many community events: the 3 of Diamonds Hoedown for “A Clear View” the digital mammography campaign, the “Flush Away Cancer” campaign, Bowl for Kids Sake, the S.P.C.A., and the Wasa Lake Triathlon and most

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recently sponsored a family swim night at the Rec Plex. Jeannie has a personal love for the Vera Choir and has shared that love with clients and friends through special Vera Choir Christmas performances she sponsors at the Key City Theatre.

Town Homes

Come and Visit Us Blue Sky Realty has an “easy to ¿nd” location, the best of any Real Estate of¿ce in Cranbrook! We are located on Hwy 3/95 ( better known as “the strip”), across from A & W, next to East Side Mario’s and just south of Tamarack Center. There is ample free parking both in front and back and we are wheel chair friendly. Did I mention pet friendly? Where do we go from here? Only up! Above the Crowd!®

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Volkswagen Canada has posted some great numbers for 2011, with the Passat being singled out as one of the company’s ¿nest performers. A year of strong results de¿ned 2011 for Volkswagen Canada. December sales of 3,565 cars pushed the

full year total to 52,604. This represents a new all-time high for the company, and eclipses the previous record set

in 2010 by 16 percent. “The combination of well-built, well-priced cars and an excellent Dealer network has

driven our results,â€? stated John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. “The solid launch of the all-new Passat has given us a strong player in the mid-size sedan market. It adds nicely to our product portfolio and compliments our other volume sellers, the Jetta, Golf and Tiguan.â€? December’s Âżgures were led by the Jetta, which posted sales of 1,607 during the month. Year-to-date, a total of 26,749 were sold. This made 2011 the most successful year ever for the car, which was introduced to Canadian drivers in 1980. The 2012 Passat was completely redesigned for the Canadian mar-

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After tragedy, Honda forges ahead with craftsmanship ufacturing in Canada. Since 1987, Honda has built close to 6 million vehicles and invested

more than $2.6 billion in Canada. This coming year will mark the 30th anniversary of au-

tomobile production at our Marysville, Ohio plant. We will never forget

the tragedy that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. But the challenging spirit our

team of associates, suppliers and dealers demonstrated in its aftermath, is now creat-

ing new value for our customers and is powering Honda into the future.

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**MSRP is $27,580 including freight and PDI of $1,590 based on a new 2012 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3CE(S). For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. *Limited time finance offer based on a new 2012 CR-V TTouring model RM4H9CKN(S) and a 36 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example: $36,580 at 1.99% per annum equals $498 for 36 months. Freight and PDI of $1,590 included. Cost of borrowing is $5,085.05, for a total obligation of $41,665.05. Down payment of $23,737.05, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at finance inception. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. †1.99% lease APR for 24 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $498. Down payment of $3,136.01, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. TTotal lease obligation is $15,088.01. TTaxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. **/*/† Offers valid from March 1st through March 31st, 2012 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. TTerms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

One year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, our thoughts remain with those whose lives were lost and the people of Japan who continue the effort to recover from this devastating natural disaster. We very much appreciate the patience of our customers who were willing to experience a delay in the delivery of some products due to severe parts shortages caused by the earthquake. We are thankful for their loyalty and for the expressions of support we received during these dif¿cult times. We also deeply appreciate the generous humanitarian support of Canadians from coast to coast. Thanks to the incredible dedication and teamwork of our associates, suppliers, and dealers, Honda has not only recovered from this dif¿cult challenge, we are rapidly bringing new fuel ef¿cient and fun-to-drive Honda and Acura vehicles to market. Further, even as we faced the most critical parts supply issues last year, we continued to make investments in our Àexible manufacturing operations in North America. We were thrilled to recently add production of the all-new 2012 CR-V to Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, ON. Honda’s Canadian manufacturing facilities now produce Canada’s top two selling Honda vehicles: the CR-V, which is Canada’s best-selling import SUV, and the ever popular Honda Civic, Canada’s bestselling passenger car for the past 14 years. In the United States Honda has invested $500 million in production facilities in Ohio that will build our advanced Earth Dreams Powertrain technologies. In Alabama we are investing $275 million to increase production. And we are thrilled that the new Acura NSX is being developed and will be built in the United States. This past year also marked the 25th anniversary of Honda man-


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Subaru goes from humble beginnings to state of the art cles. The total production of Subaru AWD vehicles has reached 11,782,812 units (as of January 31, 2012). This is approximately 55.7% of Subaru vehicle total sales. The AWD system provides traction effectively by distributing the engine power to all four wheels in a balanced manner. With the combination of Symmetrical AWD (SAWD) and Subaru’s Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine, the whole power train is mounted with side-toside symmetry and the transmission sits back from the front axle within the wheelbase.

This layout optimizes longitudinal-transverse weight balance. Those characteristics bring stable traction on multitude of road surfaces and driving conditions. Excellent stability at high speeds and superb cornering and responsiveness are also realized, making SAWD a core technology that underpins Subaru’s safety philosophy and enjoyment of driving. Through continuous Research & Development over 40 years, FHI has re¿ned its AWD technologies: from a technology capable of rough road driveability to a

PHOTO DARCY WIEBE

Man, what a difference 40 years makes. From humble beginnings to state of the art, Subaru has consistently endeavoured to make the safest, most reliable vehicles on the market. (Above) The Subaru Leone Estate Van 4WD released in 1972. (Right) New Impreza Symmetrical AWD chassis

Help Subaru Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Its AWD Vehicles this year. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru au-

tomobiles, today announced that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the debut of Subaru all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles since the Subaru Leone Es-

tate Van 4WD was Âżrst introduced in Japan in 1972. During the past 40 years, FHI has continued to be a pioneer of passenger AWD vehiT H E

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unique technology that achieves high stability in rainy, snowy or high speed condition, allowing Subaru AWD systems to meet each model’s character. The latest technology includes four-wheel traction management which gives Âżrm and accurate grip to all four wheels all the time. This four-wheel control expertise is also utilized for the development of front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive vehicles, broadening Subaru’s driving pleasure to more customers. FHI will achieve “Enjoyment and Peace of Mindâ€? in its vehicles through Subaru brand statement “ConÂżdence in Motionâ€? by continuing to utilize unique technologies. Come on down to Subaru of Cranbrook to Âżnd the vehicle that will not only get you from A to B, but will do so in style.


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Silk screening magic While Mega Silk Screening in Cranbrook has changed hands, customers will not have to get used to a new face. New owner Heather Oglestone has been with the business for the past 14 years, working her silk screening magic. Oglestone, who originally hails from Invermere, learned her skill hands-on from former owner Blair Meggison and his wife Toni. The two have built the successful business from a small operation, serving the East Kootenay, northern Alberta, B.C and western Canada. After moving into the premises on 10th Avenue, the business took off, in part due to the popular slogans Meggisons came up with and

Kia Canada rewards owners Kia Canada is the ¿rst in automotive industry to launch unique owners reward program to enhance owner experience Kia Canada today announced the launch of its Customers Rewards Program. This Rewards Program is the ¿rst of its kind being launched in the Canadian automotive industry and is the

PHOTO CYNDI PORT

Heather Oglestone, owner of Mega Silk Screening in Cranbrook. in part to their focus on customer service - never make a promise you cannot keep. Oglestone hopes to put her own spin on the business while keeping the core values that made success possible.

Mega Silk Screening also just moved to a new location. Having been a ¿xture on 10th Avenue, right next to the old Armond Theatre for 25 years, the new store is located on 7th Avenue.

MEGA Silk Screening Heather Oglestone would like to thank all her customers for a great first year and looks forward to serving you all in 2012

latest in a series of innovative marketing tools that Kia has pioneered to enhance its customer ownership experience. All Kia dealerships are automatically enrolled in the Rewards Program. Valued Kia customers can immediately start to reap the bene¿ts of program membership. “Kia Canada is very

excited about this Rewards Program because it offers additional value to our purchase experience and rewards customers for their loyalty to the Kia brand”, says Robert Staf¿eri, National Customer Retention Manager. “We are committed to enhancing the purchase experience and positively impacting consumer expecta-

tions through key strategic initiatives designed to mitigate defection and turn one-time customers into customers for life.” Member bene¿ts include discounts toward future dealership purchases, added vehicle services and access to exclusive offers and savings.

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Offer(s) available on all new 2011/2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 2, 2012. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, applicable taxes, down payment and PPSA. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. Certain restrictions may apply. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Financing example based on 2012 Kia Optima (OP742C) with a selling price of $25,772 financed at 0% APR for 36 months. Monthly payments equal $716 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $25,772. Delivery and destination fees ($1,455), AMVIC fee and Tire recycling fee of $22 (where applicable) are included. A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), license, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, dealer administration fees of up to $699 and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. “Don’t Pay for 90 Days” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. \ Cash purchase price for 2012 Forte Sedan TECH+ (FO74PC) is $18,922 and includes a cash savings of $1,250 based on an MSRP of $20,172. Delivery and destination fee of $1,455, AMVIC fee and Tire recycling fee of $22 (where applicable) are included. A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), licence, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. ‡ Loan savings for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,000 and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan savings varies by model and trim. & Customers who purchase or lease a new, in-stock, eligible 2011/2012 Kia Forte Tech+, Forte5 Tech+ or Forte Koup Tech+ between March 1, 2012 and April 2, 2012 receive a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 (WiFi 32 GB; approx. retail value $499.99); this offer does not apply to purchases/leases of vehicle models, including the Forte, Forte5 and Forte Koup, that are not associated with the Tech+ package. The Samsung tablet has no cash value and may not be refunded or substituted. Samsung tablets will be shipped to customers within approximately 6 weeks of delivery of their vehicle. While supplies last. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. ©2012 Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Used with permission. Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a trade-mark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., used in Canada under license. ^2012 Kia Sorento/2012 Kia Forte awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. ±The EURO 2012 contest closes on April 8, 2012. Complete contest details available at www.facebook.com/kiacanada. Grand Prize available consists of a pair of tickets to a semi-final game match in Warsaw, Poland. Prize includes executive class airfare for two (2) people, three night accommodations (double occupancy) at a 4-star hotel, and spending money. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $14,250 (estimated at time of preparing rules and regulations). No purchase necessary. ÈHighway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Reproduction of the contents of this material without the expressed written approval of Kia Canada Inc. is prohibited. All information is believed to be accurate, based on information available at the time of printing. Information sourced from independent third-party research. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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