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For those who have ever been frustrated by the downtown parking situation, or feel like there's an idea no one else has thought of yet, the District of Invermere (DOI) has a new public survey to help lay the groundwork for future projects. Available either online on the district website or in hard copy at either the library or the district offices, the Downtown Invermere Parking Survey 2012 is a chance for anyone who is interested to have their say about future parking projects in the downtown of Invermere. The survey is a joint effort between the DOI and consulting company Opus International, who were awarded a contract earlier in the year. "The scope of it is that they are looking at downtown parking, the existing parking, and considering the community enhancement plan," Director of Development Services for the DOI, Rory Hromadnik said. "They're taking a look at the direction for the downtown and at our parking options, but more importantly really evaluating what we have, what's working, and what's not working." While Opus International has provided the survey and will be taking a look at the results, they worked closely with the

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district to provide relevant questions and solutions for Invermere's parking problems, both during shoulder seasons as well as the busier summer days. Included with the four-page survey is a chance to win one of four $50 shopping vouchers at downtown Invermere businesses. The survey itself asks how satisfied one is with the current parking situation, as well as questions regarding parking preferences and short term cost-effective options that could be implemented for this upcoming summer.

Hromadnik says while it's nearly impossible to plan for some of the busier summer days, they would like to see a few changes this summer, including improved signage, to help alleviate congestion. "There are certain days of the year where it is just physically impossible to have enough parking spots," Hromadnik said. "It's about organizing, and I think the problem is we're not sure what we actually need." While the survey itself likely won't

serve as a precursor to any major immediate changes, what it will do is help the DOI come up with a vision of what they would like to eventually see happen. While Hromadnik says the district does have some ideas already, he says that this is a great opportunity for the community at large to have their opinions heard and to have a say in the document Opus International will produce to be presented to council later in the year. STORY CONTINUES TO 'CLARITY' PAGE A10

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Known for its annual biker congregation, this year the Horsethief Hideout, just past Wilmer, is trying a more family-oriented weekend of good, music, good food, and great people. On the May long weekend, May 18 to 20, the first annual Backwoods Blues Festival hits the stage with a wide variety of musical acts. Featuring the talents of Kelly Jay of Crowbar, Mighty Joe Young, Boogie Patrol and much more, the festival aims to bring a one-of-akind musical experience to the Columbia Valley. "We've always wanted to have multiple events a year out there," Vice President of Events Stan Oja said. "We're really trying to promote a family event for the May long weekend." Starting the evening of Friday May 18, ticketholders are welcome to come on down to the Hideout to catch some of the opening bands before the event takes off in earnest the next day, when a daylong lineup of musical acts hits the stage. This continues throughout the weekend, culminating in an All-Star Blues Jam with all the bands in attendance Sunday evening. There will also be a kid-friendly area called the Kids' Corral, where youngsters can get their faces painted or maybe take in a magic act if they get a little tired of the music. Also

featured at the Festival will be a number of vendors, who at this point are confirmed to be selling food, but Oja hopes that vendors from all kinds of local businesses come down to set up a stall free of charge, provided they are in fact local. "What we're trying to do is promote local vendors from within the valley," Oja said. "It's important to draw people in and promote the valley." For those unfamiliar to the Hideout, Oja describes it as a roughly 110-acre patch of land that contains an old saloon and an outdoor stage. These days, Oja and his father have set up a multi-purpose area that can cater to all different kinds of events, from private weddings to the annual Horsethief Memorial Rally, which is entering its ninth year. The Hideout grounds also contain massive areas for camping, for those families that want to make a true outdoor weekend mixed with a festival atmosphere. Oja says there is more than enough space for the 3,000-odd tickets he's printed so far, and each ticket gives you access to the campgrounds for the full three days along with the various musical acts. Tickets are available at The Book Bar in Invermere, at, or at the gate the day of the event. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for youths and free for children 10 and under for the three-day event. "I hope to see us selling all our tickets, but if I see 500 or 1,000 people come out I'll be happy," Oja said. "This first year is going to be the toughest, it's going to make it or break it."

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Crowds of anti-Jumbo protestors took to the streets of Invermere for a rally Wednesday, April 11.

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Anti-Jumbo protesters took to the streets of Invermere Wednesday evening to rally support for their cause. Almost 200 enthusiastic protesters, led by Jumbo Creek Conservation Society member Bob Campsall, gathered at the Windermere Community Hall in Invermere before beginning their march down 7th Ave. Armed with signs, banners and a very large fake Grizzly bear the enthusiastic group let their message


be known. "Wild places are precious and they're worth fighting for," said Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA, Norm Macdonald. "We love the land and we're going to look after it." Macdonald is publicly opposed to the development of Jumbo Glacier Resort, and was one of the many speakers who took part in the evening of inspiration at the community centre that followed the lively protest. Kicking off the long list of guest speakers was Campsall, whose charismatic comments had the large audience breaking out in laughter and later huge

applause. Campsall has been a long time anti-Jumbo supporter, and was shocked that a decision had been made by the government on the Jumbo Resort proposal without even a single public hearing. "There has never been a public hearing about Jumbo," said Campsall. "Did you know that? That has to be the most maddening thing I've ever heard." Also in attendance was Executive Director and Conservations Program Director of Wildsight John Bergenske. Bergenske took to the stage and assured the gathering of protesters that their fight has not been for nothing, and they will

indeed halt the development of Jumbo. "This is far from over, we have the power to make sure Jumbo stays wild," said Bergenske. "In the end it's going to fail but we don't want to see the land desecrated in the meantime." Representing the Akisqnuk First Nation, who believe the Jumbo Valley is the home of the spirit of the Grizzly bear and is a vital part of Ktunaxa culture, was councillor Samantha Sam. Sam was very appreciative of the large number of people that showed up in support and thanked all those in attendance on behalf of the Akisqnuk First Nation. CONTINUES TO 'JUMBO' PAGE A13


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When best-selling author and CBC radio personality Grant Lawrence visits Invermere on April 28, he won't just be taking in the sights and sounds. Instead, he'll be at Christ Church Trinity at 1 p.m. to present a reading and slideshow of his best-selling book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound. Lawrence started his journey as the lead singer of the Vancouver rock band "The Smugglers" in the early '90s. After 15 years, eight records and countless performances around the world, the band parted ways, but Lawrence wasn't done entertaining people just yet. Instead, Lawrence went on to host a variety of CBC programs, most notably as a daily host at CBC Radio 3, which he still does today. Lawrence has also hosted such major music events such as the Polaris Music Prize Gala and the Western Canadian Music Awards. Adventures in Solitude represents Lawrence's first foray into the field of writing, and has found massive critical success since its release in October of 2010. The book went to #1 on the B.C. Bestsellers List just a month after release, and followed that up by placing #2 on the Canadian National Nonfiction Bestsellers List, before winning the B.C. Book Prize for the 2010 book of the year. "I would describe Adventures in Solitude as a coming of age memoir set on the wild west coast, in a place called Desolation Sound," Lawrence said. "Essentially, this book is the adventures that unfold around this place, which was a very lonely and isolated place to have a family cabin." In the book, Lawrence describes how his father decided to build a little family cabin in Desolation Sound in the 1970s, and how during family trips they would meet all different kinds of characters, which at times could range from outlaw bikers to hermits and hippies. The first half of the book details his childhood, when he would rather be anywhere


but Desolation Sound, while the second half chronicles his rediscovery of Desolation Sound as an adult, years later. "We were a pretty conservative family from West Vancouver, so we were definitely the fish out of water up there," Lawrence joked. "When [The Smugglers] kind of wound down, after many years of not going to the cabin I started going again, and I realized that all these people that I was so scared of when I was a little kid, they were actually quite fascinating, and they all had really interesting stories of how they ended up there." Lawrence began to tell these stories on his radio programs on CBC, and before long, he says that a producer had suggested that he write some of it down, and Adventures in Solitude was born. Along with the stories of surprise nude potlucks and outlandish characters, Lawrence says that he also became fascinated with the story of Captain George Vancouver, who was the man to name Desolation Sound. Lawrence says that after learning about Captain Vancouver, he began to weave his stories into his own experiences to create a rich tapestry of part humor, and part history. Lawrence had been set to speak in Invermere back in October, but due to scheduling conflicts was forced to cancel. This time around he'll be visiting a number of towns in the region from Penticton to Kamloops, and says that he really just hopes people enjoy his presentation of his book. "I've heard from people age 14 to into their nineties, who can relate to that specific story of simply being dragged somewhere against their will, and then realizing years later, what was my problem?" Lawrence said. "Eventually as I became an older and mature adult, I kind of kicked myself saying, 'what am I crazy? How could I have forsaken this incredible place?'" Lawrence will do a reading from his book, along with a presentation of a slideshow and a short movie he made regarding his adventures in Desolation Sound. He'll also answer questions and sign books for anyone who is interested. "As much as I like to write, I'm very much an oral storyteller," Lawrence said. "I just love to tell the stories."


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opinions and letters A moving experience Events that can bring an entire community behind one flag don't come around very often. Things like the Terry Fox Run, the Olympic Torch, and the Rick Hansen Relay have exactly that power, and that feeling of a community coming together was on full display this past week. To see the medal pass through our respective towns, and to see how many people came out to support the medal bearers was truly inspiring. In Radium, to see Floyd Verge carry his medal down the street, all the while dancing and hugging the crowd was incredibly moving. When five-year-old Kingston Peters had his chance to carry the medal, and exuberantly wheeled his wheelchair out in front of the crowd, it was nearly impossible not to break out into a hearty smile as we struggled to keep up with him. In Invermere, it was absolutely incredible to see how many people turned out for the end of day celebration. When Kate Gibbs approached the stage, the cheers she received were nearly deafening, and members of her entourage could be seen with tears in their eyes. This is the true meaning of the Rick Hansen Relay, when a whole community comes out and supports each other. This is how we can make a difference in each others' lives, by continually showing that unconditional support for our neighbours, our friends, and our families. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our community difference makers by cheering, clapping and helping our medal bearers reach their goals. The entire Columbia Valley showed their true colours this past week, and those colours represented how all of our communities can come together to make a difference. A huge thank you also goes out to each and every one of the medal-bearers — without your bravery and courage none of this would be possible.

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TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, There is a great deal of concern about our seniors facing the possibility of losing their licences under the provincial DriveAble program and the travel that is involved to take the test. DriveAble is the brand name of tests developed through scientific research to asses a person’s cognitive functioning necessary for driving and is not only applied to senior testing but to anyone a doctor or police may have identified as a candidate. It is employed not only in B.C. but by other Canadian provinces and American states. Seniors who have not been recommended to the BC Superintendent of Motor Vehicles by a doctor or the police will not have to be tested and it is estimated that no more than two per cent of all seniors will ever have to take the test. Over the past months I have met with seniors in our riding listening to their comments. I have heard that the DCAT test is intimidating and for those in the Columbia River Revelstoke riding the long trip to a testing


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centre either in Nelson, Kelowna or with permission from the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, a trip to Calgary was very difficult. There is no question that travelling distances is unreasonable and that they are expensive for seniors who may be on fixed incomes. In response to what I heard I went to work with East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett and other BC Liberal MLAs to find solutions to this issue. Our findings were brought to the attention of Solicitor General Shirley Bond and I am very pleased to report she gets it. In response, the government will no longer use the DriveAble test as the sole testing tool and the process will be expanded by enabling seniors to take a road test if they fail the initial assessment. To these changes Minister Bond stated, “we have listened to concerns expressed by our seniors and we are taking action and with our growing seniors population, it is critical that we continue to ensure our streets are safe, while giving seniors the confidence that decisions on their

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ability to drive is done in the most respectful and thorough manner”.” I have also started to work with local community leaders such as Dee Conklin, Mayor of Radium Hot Springs on creative solutions for local seniors who have lost their licences. Ideas like creating a community car pooling program that seniors could access to get around town are being discussed. As the BC Liberal candidate for our riding in the next election I am proud of the accomplishments that we have made on this issue and question where our NDP MLA has been in this solution process. Your government has not only listened but has acted on behalf of our seniors. I assure you that I and the BC Liberal government will continue to monitor the progress of these changes and the effects they are having.

Doug Clovechok BC Liberal Candidate nominee

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Giving Back The Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life committee held their kick off party for the 2012 version of the Relay in the Columbia Valley last week. It's amazing to me how the best seems to come when we're least expecting it. Although the turnout for the event was one of the poorest on record, the proceeds in monetary terms were one of the best! I know we are all pressed each day to contribute to many different causes and they are all worthy. So it is difficult to make a choice when it's required that we do so. It seems though that the choices we make generally turn out to be the right ones and all our truly good causes benefit in the long haul.

I would like to invite those of you who have good causes to apply to be the beneficiary of The Valley Echo's Giving Back golf tournament coming up on June 24. It is our pleasure each year to help make a difference by giving back to this wonderful community we inhabit. Some of the causes we have helped include ICAN last year as well as the Special Olympics group the year previous to that. There is a lot of hard work to be done but tempered with a whole lot of fun, good things come in the way of hard-earned dollars. Let us know why your cause should be the lucky one this year. It's always a treat for me to be able to combine a couple of my favourite things…

fundraising for a good cause and golf! We certainly couldn't do the job we do without the tremendous support of the Wilfey family, the Windermere Valley Golf Course and their staff led by Dale Moore. Keep your eyes peeled for the entry information and be ready to come out and play with us, all for a great cause and a good time. It's Earth Day today and although we haven't made a big deal about it in this issue, I'd like to invite you to all think about it and plan your participation in the local cleanup initiatives taking place throughout our neighbourhoods. Valley Pride will take place a week later this year on April 28, try to plan to take part.

Columbia House staff protecting residents Re: Family questions access at seniors' home, April 4 First of all let me say I am surprised by the publication of this outrageous story! The only persons of concern in this story is Trina and her mother, not the voices of individuals taking advantage of a dire family situation. The job and mandate of the caregivers, nurses, doctors and staff at Columbia House and other healthcare facilities is the safety, health and protection of their personal information, financial as well as health records. One cannot just appoint themselves as "power of attorney". That has to be done by the affected individual themselves when they are mentally capable and must be notorized and registered with their will. If that cannot be done because of "incapability" of that individual, then the ONLY recourse is to apply for Committeeship through the courts with the assistance of law-

yers- and it is not cheap! Then the appointed Committee must be able to submit accounts to the Public Trustee every year. A job that is not rewarding financially, but rewarding morally. Just having stated the "legal" facts as I know them from personal experience, and knowing many of the individuals as residents at Columbia House and the people that work there, this woman is in caring, concerned and loving hands. I hope the powers that be at IH stand by their resident and her rights to live out her days in such a facility. As to the true friends of Trina, please protect her and do the right thing!

Most sincerely concerned for these women, Kimberley Harris

WED APRIL 18 •Denis Chang performs, Christ Church Trinity, 8:00 p.m. Preceeded by a Masterclass for guitarists. THURS APRIL 19 •Little Badger Early Learning Program 5th Anniversary, Eva Joseph Family Centre, Windermere, 12 - 1 p.m •Christmas Bureau AGM 7 p.m. activity room, Columbia Garden Village. SAT APRIL 21 •Desiderata Dance Academy/Peak Danceworks year-end recital, "I Hope you Dance" Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, 2 p.m. •Girls Only Comedy Show, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 5:00 p.m. •Big Band Dance, DTSS, Invermere Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. SUN APRIL 22 •The Return of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue. Workshop, dinner and show package available, Bud's Bar & Lounge. 250-342-4423. MON APRIL 23 •Ladies' Night Out at Lake Windermere Alliance Church, 7 p.m. "Break Forth" with Eliana perform. TUES APRIL 24 •Invermere Slo-Pitch Softball at the arena, 7 p.m. EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m.,


Hall. EVERY MONDAY •Gentle drop-in carpet bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Centre. •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-3411509. •Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/person. Visitors welcome. •EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Family Resource Centre. Info: 250-344-5674. 1st & 3rd TUESDAY •OPT clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: lowcost birth control, and STI testing. 1st TUESDAY •Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Tanya, tanyadeleeuw65@ EVERY TUESDAY •Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan Klimek 250-342-1195. •Adult Volleyball Meet at 6 p.m. play 6:30-8. Edgewater School Gym. $30/season or $5/dropin. Any level. 250-2700340. EVERY WEDNESDAY • Lake Windermere Rod & Gun Club Archery, Lake Lillian Outdoor Range, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. • H20 Aquatic Bootcamp @ Copper Point by Fitness 4 Life, 5:15 p.m. 250-688-0221.

EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-3411509. •Adult Volleyball Meet at 6 p.m. play 6:30-8. Edgewater School Gym. $30/season or $5/drop-in. Any level. 250-270-0340 • Pyjama Night Story Time at the Radium Public Library 6:45 p.m. • Children's Air Rifle Program, with the LWDRGC, Inv. Community Hall, 7 - 8:30 p.m., free of charge, ages 6-15. Learn safety, marksmanship, equipment provided. 1st WEDNESDAY •1st Wednesday of every month. Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your boards! Call 250-342-6416. EVERY FRIDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit invermere. EVERY SATURDAY • H20 Aquatic Bootcamp @ Copper Point by Fitness 4 Life, 11 a.m. 250-688-0221. •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. 2nd SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Sing and Celebrate, 7 p.m. For more information call Clarence Stauffer, 250-342-9580.

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Bill Bennett doesn't speak for me Dear Editor, From Kimberley through Invermere and Golden in the Rocky Mountain Trench — over the Roger's Pass to Revelstoke — that domain is the constituency of MLA Norm Macdonald. It is truly exasperating for me that the MLA to the south of us seems to appear in photo ops of many of "our" communities and is designated as the MLA for East Kootenay — which is not Columbia-Revelstoke!

Could it be recognized that this person, apart from his and the current B.C. government's misguided approval of a ski-area which a) is not within reasonable reach of many, b) based on a shrinking glacial area, c) is still rather pie-in-the-sky — belongs in the south, not our Upper Columbia Valley. Shirley Campbell Invermere















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Bigger fish to fry For those who missed the Jumbo Rally, here`s what you are supposed to do according to Bob Campsall: Put on your "I Love Jumbo Wild" button and "just walk past Grant Costello." Also if anyone was there who is not in full support of the Jumbo protest "please do not get up to speak, this is not a debate." In other words: Don`t confuse us with the facts, or any additional information, our minds are made up. Evidently the democratic process is just for the opponents, not for the proponents. If of the about 175 people that were there represent the 90 per cent that voted against Jumbo, that means about 200 people even cared one way or the other. The fish and game department evidently has allowed 300 Grizzly tags for resident hunters province wide. Who is protesting that? And while we are all arguing about Jumbo, the deer cull, and the ghost of the Grizzly, the Harper government is not so slowly eroding our privacy, the environmental protection agency, silencing the scientists and the me-

dia. Spending money for a war machine not of our own making to fight... who? The imaginary bogeyman? Exporting all the raw materials for the benefit of a few people. Selling off wholesale, any jobs that might be available to the cheapest bidder under the guise of "free trade"; spending billions of dollars, as if it was their own money, on scrap metal. And a host of other issues specifically designed to accommodate the US agenda: using Canada as a military base. Better wake up: what we need is more agriculture and crop growing to feed the valley for what is coming. There never really was an elephant named Jumbo that could fly anyway, so don`t worry about that. (And I heard that from a good source, but it wasn`t from the Harper government.)

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KICK OFF PARTY Thursday, April 12 at Copper Point Golf Club. Although attendance was at an all-time low, the generosity of this valley, was at an all-time high. We raised a record-breaking

$11,878 We could not have done it without the support of Brian Schaal and his staff at Copper Point Golf Club, who year after year, host this event, and give so much. The generosity of this valley continues to amaze, but special mention must be made to David Wolfe of John Wolfe Construction, whose generosity knew no bounds.

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Raise funds for your non-profit in a fun way! We are inviting non-profit groups and organizations to submit a proposal on why you should receive the proceeds. The successful group will be required to assist The Valley Echo staff in planning and executing the event. Send your proposals to: Marilyn Berry, Publisher, The Valley Echo P.O. Box 70, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 or e-mail at


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Alice Hale; Back Door Wine Cellar; Bare Hands Day Spa; Bliss Hair; Blue Dog Cafe; Canadian Tire; Candyland; Carney Oudendag; Carolyn Barzilay (La Galeria); Catherine Wigorski (Stampin’ in the Rockies); Colleen Wagner (Desiderata Studio); Copper Point Golf Club; Copper Point Resort; Crazy Soles; Columbia Valley Trading Co; Dave’s Hot Jelly (Dave & Kathy Sutherland); Denise Lemaster; Details by JoAnne; Diamond Heating & Spas; Eagle Ranch; Essentials; Fairmont Goldsmiths; Fairmont Hot Springs Resort; Fusion Spa; High Country Properties; Home Hardware; Hoodoo Grill; Inside Edge Sports & Boutique; Interior World; Invermere Inn; John Wolfe Construction; Julie Brown (Osteohands); Julie St Amand (Tupperware); Lambert Kipp Pharmacy; Mark’s Wearhouse; Max Helmer Construction; Mercer & Company; Mountain Creek Technology; Nipika Mtn Resort; Odyssey Rug Cleaning & Restoration; One Hour Photo; Radium Resort; Rainbow Donkey; Rivergems; Robyn Oliver; Rose-Marie Regitnig (Silpada Jewellery); Selkirk TV & Appliance; Sheila Tutty; Spur Valley Golf; Summit Footwear; Syndicate Boardshop; Te Papa Nui; The Bistro; The Book Bar; The Ridge at Copper Point; The Valley Echo; Three Bears; Trends ‘n’ Treasures; Valley Shine Shop; VJ Bishop Excavating; Windermere Valley Golf Course The Columbia Valley Relay for Life committee

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'Would like to see some clarity' It’s Hans Sander’s 80th Birthday! We’re celebrating! Sunday April 22 from 2 - 4 p.m. the Seniors’ Hall 1317 - 14 Street All mountain friends, hiking buddies, trail society and skiing friends are welcome! To anyone I have missed, come and help Hans celenbrate. No gifts please!

Continued from page A1 "The intent is to have a document we can hopefully adopt and then have a vision, so that when grants and community dollars become available, we've got something to say this is where we're going," Hromadnik said. "What I'd like to see is some clarity on what our cur-

rent situation is, and to have some science behind that." The survey deadline was recently moved ahead to April 27, 2012. There are also plans to have a sort of open house on June 8, where the community can submit their own designs and ideas for consideration.

Get ready for Wings over Rockies


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Official Community Plan Amendment & Zoning Bylaw Amendment NOTICE is given of a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 1, 2012, in the Council Chambers at the District of Invermere Office, 914 - 8th Ave., in the District of Invermere, to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 1145, 2002. Zoning Bylaw amendment No. 1445, 2012 and Official Community Plan Amendment No. 1446, 2012 will amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 1145, 2002 and OCP Bylaw 1085, 2001 as follows: By amending the Zoning designation of the following lands, that portion of Lot 14 Block I Plan NEP1052 District Lot 1092 Kootenay District Except Plan NEP74773 NEP74967 NEP76431 covered within an area 50m west of the southeast corner of the property line and 67.5 m north of the southeast corner of the property line from, R-5, MULTI FAMILY(SENIORS / ADULT HOUSING) to C-5, NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMERCIAL, WESTSIDE PARK, and by amending the current Land use plan designation, for the same location, under 3.2 and 3.3 of the OCP from RESIDENTIAL EXPANSION to NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMERCIAL. By amending the Zoning designation of the following lands, that portion of Lot 2, DL 1092, KD Plan NEP74773 except Plans NEP74967 and NEP76431covered within an area 25m west of the northeast corner of the property line and 60 m south of the northeast corner of the property line from C - 3, NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMERCIAL to R-3, CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT (MEDIUM DENSITY) and by amending the current Land use plan designation, for the same location, under 3.2 and 3.3 of the OCP from NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMERCIAL to PLANNED RESIDENTIAL.

Judy Burns prepares to toss a tethered eagle into the air for a training ight.

SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

The intent of these bylaws is to amend the land use and zoning in order relocate the existing neighbourhood commercial zoning further south along 13th avenue to the intersection of 15th ave and Stark Drive and revert existing commercial zoning to residential. The zoning amendment also proposes additional uses including, gas bar – fuel sales, food service and sales, coffee bar, restaurant, and fitness and yoga studio, spa The above synopsis is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as the full text and content of the proposed “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1446, 2012 or OCP Amendment Bylaw 1445, 2012�. A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at the District of Invermere municipal office 914 - 8th Ave., Invermere from April 18, 2012 to May 1, 2012. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All persons who believe that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1445, 2012� and / or OCP Amendment Bylaw # 1446, 2012 may: Send written briefs to the District of Invermere prior to the hearing Fax written briefs to the District of Invermere prior to the hearing; or Present verbal or written briefs at the hearing.

Tossing tethered raptors into the air for rehabilitation flights was an arduous process and potentially harmful to the birds. Now, thanks to a very generous donation from the Panorama Foundation and hours of labour from Columbia Valley volunteers, injured raptors can regain their strength by flying in a 100’x20’x20’ flight cage. The 2012 Wings over the Rockies festival will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new flight cage on Saturday, May 12 with

an open house from 1:00 to 4:00 and a presentation at 2:00. The 16th iteration of the Wings Over the Rockies festival kicks off May 7 and runs to the 13th this year, with registration for roughly 65 events and activities currently ongoing. Activities range from canoe trips with champion birders to educational hikes with conservation officers, not to mention the huge line up of keynote speakers, including author, photographer and regular Globe and Mail columnist Bruce Kirkby. Activities fill up fast, so make sure to visit for the full schedule, and more details on how to register.

Rotary of Radium Hot Springs Winter meeting place change until April 2012. Higher Ground Coffee Shop, Wednesdays, 7 a.m. Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. On Thursday April 19 MP David Wilks will speak. Pictured is hard-working Rotarian Roger Smith.

NOTICE is also given that the Council will not accept any written or verbal presentations after the close of the public hearing. Rory Hromadnik Director of Development Services


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INVERMERE PARKING STRATEGY PUBLIC AND BUSINESS FEEDBACK SURVEY One of the many successful bidders for items at the silent auction table at the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life Kickoff party last week at Copper Point Golf Club. ECHO PHOTO/MARILYN BERRY

The Survey will collect feedback on parking issues including summer peak parking, parking restrictions, and identifying cost effective options to improve seasonal and overall downtown parking. It is the intent of the District to develop a long term parking strategy that aligns with the community’s sustainability goals and Official Community Plan. The goal of the survey is to gather input from residents and businesses of Invermere so we can develop a strong community endorsed parking solutions for our downtown business area. We want our parking strategy to enhance our business vitality and tourism. The survey will be available online at the District of Invermere web site until April 27th: or through the following website URL:

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Simply go on-line and complete the survey, it will only take 5 minutes; the survey has less than 10 questions.

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Cory Mack and Lori Gibbs! Just $59 + tax Tickets: 250.345.6070

Or alternatively hardcopies of the survey will be made available at the Invermere Public Library and Municipal Office. Fill out and drop off by April 27th at either location. This survey is part of the downtown parking strategy being prepared by the District of Invermere which is due to be completed by September this year. Participants in the survey may enter their name to win 1 of 4 prizes of a $50 shopping voucher to businesses in the downtown of Invermere. Contact: Rory Hromadnik, Director of Development Services Tel: 250-342-9281 ext. 235 Email:




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READY, SET, LEARN Children born in 2008 and 2009 and their parents/guardians are invited to their local elementary school. Please check specific dates and times for each school below. Information available about school and early learning programs/services to enhance school readiness. Events may include: story time, tour of school, parent information session, snack, meet teachers and early childhood specialists Register by phoning: r&EHFXBUFS&MFNFOUBSZ4DIPPM Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 -2:00 p.m. 250-347-9543 r.BSUJO.PSJHFBV&MFNFOUBSZ4DIPPM Thursday, April 26, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 250-349-5665 r&JMFFO.BETPO1SJNBSZ4DIPPM 5VFTEBZ .BZ mBN 250-342-9315 To assist with planning, please advise the school if your child has any food allergies

April, 2007 — Roughly 20 participants, including locals, staff and visitors, took part in the annual Slush Cup at Panorama. Nadia Roupe and company were the only ones to make a tandem attempt at the jump. ECHO FILE PHOTO



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50 years ago: The Windermere District Board of Trade were demanding action on poor road conditions on Highway 95. Representatives called the road practically useless, and plans were made to approach the federal government in search of funding. 45 years ago: "Crinolines

ICAN – Invermere’s Companion Animal Network 04*3*4tOsiris has had 04 eenough of the shelter lilife! He wants his own family and his own digs to rule! Osiris is d very gentle, mellow and loveable boy. He can be a little choosy about his feline ffriends, but does well with most of them. He has a gorgeous coat and loves to be brushed. He also loves to race around the enclosure and climb the trees in there as well, which is quite a sight to behold!

and powdered wigs" were the order of the evening at the Centennial Ball, sponsored by the Windermere Hospital Auxiliary. Taking place in the Invermere Community Centre, a barbershop quartet serenaded the guests while "hesitation waltzes, one-steps and twostep" dances were popular. 35 years ago: Amalgamation of Westside Improvement District and the village of Invermere was rejected after Westside resi-

dents voted 56 to 53 against it. Improvement district chairman Joe Conroy was disappointed with the result, however had plans to contest the vote as he felt some of the voters should be ruled ineligible. 23 years ago: Invermere youngsters were set to get a new playground. Located on 12th Avenue, the park was set to be less than an acre large, and was being funded in part by the municipality, the province and

OF THE WEEK A big thanks goes out to Maddy Wells and Gracey Nichol for the amazing work they do for ICAN each week.

Adoption Fee: $100 (to help oset spay/neuter and vet bills) 250-341-7888 If you wish to visit please contact us. Sponsored by the Artym Gallery 250-342-7566

the Lions Club. The total cost of the park was right around $45,000. 20 years ago: Plans to bring natural gas service into the Columbia Valley were cancelled after B.C. Gas failed to receive $22 million from the Power and Gas Extension Program to subsidize the $28 million cost. With the cancellation, it looked unlikely the valley would receive those services until at least the following year. 15 years ago: The Shuswap Band was still eyeing the crossroads as a potential location for a casino. The band's economic officer, Dean Martin said they were putting a proposal to the provincial government, and that a concept had been created and that band representatives were set to meet with the B.C. gaming commission. 10 years ago: Two men who were breaking into Pip's Country Store in Edgewater were sent running by observant members of the community. Residents living nearby heard and saw two men breaking into the establishment at approximately 2:30 a.m. and called the owners, while other neighbours headed to the store on foot. 5 years ago: The Invermere and District Hospital emergency department was set to be the focus of a $100,000 planning exercise, with an eye on several long-needed upgrades. According to Interior Health, the upgrades focus would be to improve patient flow through the emergency department, leading to an increase of functionality for doctors and nurses.

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QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FROM CANADA, EUROPE AND ASIA. ARCHITECTURAL ITEMS FOR HOME AND GARDEN. Wednesday to Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4 Industrial Park • Invermere (just off the road to Panorama) Telephone: 250-342-0707 • Email:

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"We would like to express our appreciation for the diligence of all the groups and individuals here," said Sam. "Thank you very much for the continued support." Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie also made a brief appearance on stage. Stressing the point that although Jumbo Glacier Resort has received approval of their master development agreement there are still a few hurdles they must clear in

order to get the resort off the ground. "The important thing right now is nothing has changed," said Wilkie. "The important thing is that all of us keep up the fight." In order for Jumbo Glacier Resort to continue with their development of the Jumbo Valley they must successfully have the area rezoned via the RDEK, by having the area annexed for management by a nearby municipality, or by classifying Jumbo as a mountain resort municipality.

Columbia Basin Trust to aid literacy SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

CBT is helping Basin communities continue to address literacy issues by renewing its partnership with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). CBT is committing $1.32 million over three years, or $440,000 per year. This is an increase of 10 per cent over the previous partnership agreement of $400,000 per year, and is a response to increased demands for CBAL's programs. "CBT wants to support communities in setting and addressing their own literacy priorities," said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. "Given CBAL's demonstrated track record and the increased demand for the services it provides, we're excited we can both renew our partnership and increase our support." CBAL works by assisting communities as they tackle

their individual literacy needs. Results include programs and resources focused on topics like reading, writing, early language learning, English as a second language and computer literacy. Over 7,000 people accessed CBAL programs in 2010/11. "Our renewed partnership with CBT is a key factor in helping us meet increasing community demands for our programs, ensuring communities can access a range of literacy support services based on their own priorities," said Ali Wassing, CBAL Executive Director. CBAL was the first group in the province to formally use the community development approach to literacy planning. This approach means that CBAL works with local volunteers to identify a community's literacy needs and what supports could be offered to meet those needs. CBAL also partners with local and regional organizations like colleges, school districts and libraries, spotting gaps and ensuring there is no overlap in services. CBT has partnered with CBAL since CBAL's inception in 2001. The partnership renewal brings CBT's total contribution to the organization to over $4 million.

VILLAGE OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS Is seeking expressions of interest from cleaning contractors who would like to submit quotations for two separate contracts, as follows: 1) Municipal Office cleaning, and, 2) Public Washroom cleaning. Please submit your name and contact information, by Friday April 20th to: or 250-347-6455

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All NEW Show for 2012 • SUNDAY APRIL 22 TICKET CHOICES: Dinner with Sass Class 101 Dancers & Stage Burlesque Dance Workshop & Lunch Show · At the



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Burlesque Stage Show tickets on sale at The Book Bar, Bud’s and Pynelogs. For all other tickets please call:

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Get ready to clean up the valley on Valley Pride day SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

Valley Pride is an opportunity for people in the valley to participate in a yearly spring clean-up. It has been going on for a number of years, spearheaded by Milt Deck and the Rotary Club of Invermere. Milt was unavailable to get the planning started this year and thus, the late notice for the event. The event has previously coincided with Earth Day and the national schools Pitch-In Day. The schools are once again participating in this worthwhile venture on days that fit within their schedules. Due to the late start in organizing the event, this year we will hold the event a week later on Saturday, April 28. Everyone who would like to lend a helping hand in Invermere is invited to meet at Pothole Park at 10 a.m. on April 28 and plan to spend two hours of the day cleaning Valley Pride Day will be on April 28 this year. up a designated part of the valley. The community associa- to meet at the Community Hall 10 a.m. Once again, refreshments and tions in Wilmer and Edgewater at 10 a.m. Volunteers in Edgeare planning a clean-up in their water are to do your yards and hot dogs will be available for areas the morning of April 28 as frontage at 9:30 a.m. and then participants at noon at the park well. Volunteers in Wilmer are meet at the Community Hall at in Invermere and at the com-

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what to do.... Fun Events in the Valley

Golf specials at Windermere Valley! 18 holes from $27 10 round punchcards from $259

•Wednesday, April 18: Denis Chang performs, Christ Church Trinity, 8:00 p.m. Preceeded by a Masterclass for guitarists.

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• Thursday, April 19: Little Badger Early Learning Program 5th Anniversary, Eva Joseph Family Centre, Windermere, 12 - 1 p.m.

Kids golf free! (some restrictions apply)

• Saturday, April 21: Desiderata Dance Academy/Peak Danceworks year-end recital, "I Hope you Dance" Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, 2 p.m. • Saturday, April 21: Girls Only Comedy Show, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 5:00 p.m.

Book your Tee Times: 250.342.3004

• Saturday, April 21: Big Band Dance, DTSS, Invermere Community Hall, 7:30 p.m.

• Sunday, April 22: Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club Mini Sporting Clays Shoot. • Sunday, April 22: The Return of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue. Workshop, dinner and show package available, Bud's Bar & Lounge. 250-342-4423. • Monday, April 23: Ladies' Night Out at Lake Windermere Alliance Church, 7 p.m. "Break Forth" with Eliana perform. • Tuesday, April 24: Invermere Slo-Pitch Softball at the arena, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, April 24: Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Key City Theatre, Cranbrook.

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Debt continues to be a problem Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada used a speech delivered recently to a business group in Toronto, to chastise Canadian businesses. He used some of his strongest words on the development and export of natural resources. He felt Canadian businesses were behind the rest of the developed world – second-last in the G20 – to grow into new markets. More on that in another article. He also has recently had some very strong words to say about and to consumers regarding debt. He has spoken often, and now very bluntly, about the debt load Canadians are carrying. In particular, he is concerned that if interest rates go up to what he called “normal rates,” many Canadians would be vulnerable unable to service the larger debt. The consequences, he says, could be “catastrophic.” Right now, Canadians are indebted, he says, to a level of 150 per cent of total family income. Total family income is basically all money that comes into the house, made by any family member, from any source. That is just over the level that characterised the US before the downturn. He points to some issues that make Canada now different from the US then, but says this creates very dangerous prospects. One of the chief dangers he describes is one of the reasons why so many people find economics difficult to comprehend – the negative impact of such large debt on the general national economy. This is one of those areas where the

old saying is true that, “damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” Consumer purchasing is one of the driving forces that move an economy forward. It is also one of the areas that tend to move more quickly than many others, so the economy responds faster when consumers feel good that they can spend freely. When consumers are at their limit and cannot purchase

slowed a bit. It is the continued rise that creates the problem. In fact, it is such a concern that Carney said if it continues he may exercise some options that would reduce or at least constrain the growth. He says he has some options, though does not spell them out very clearly. One thing he could do would be to increase interest rates nearer to those

any more, the economy cannot grow and moves more slowly. There is some recent evidence that Canadian consumers are beginning to get the message about debt – or else they can’t find a way to get more debt than they already have because they are completely tapped out. They may even be willing to stop buying until they catch up a bit. Yet, Mark Carney is concerned. The problem is that consumer debt is still going up, though the rise has

“normal levels” he mentioned, which would cause a higher ‘cost of debt’ to the consumer. His plans do not seem yet to be in place, though he is considering what he should do. The rise would probably be somewhat slow, yet we don’t have much room so even a slow move could a have significant impact. As a rule, most analysts have said higher rates would probably not happen until late this year or even in the early parts of next year, but he could intervene to raise them sooner

if he thinks it would help. Even though bankruptcies are currently at all-time low levels, people may now be at their limits – for most, beyond the level of sustainability. We’re right on the edge. A hike in interest rates would have its largest effect on mortgage rates, making monthly payments larger. This would be especially hard for those who have big mortgages on which an increase in rates would put them over their ability to service the debt. That would, of course, increase the number of bankruptcies, plus all the other human costs it would entail. This is an issue we have been very concerned about. Our clients evaluate their total financial picture in terms of where they want to be and where they really are. Then, we show them how they can go from here to there. Though that may sometimes be difficult, it is a lot more likely to keep people whole in the long run. If people aren’t taking a true look at their financial situation, and just living day-to-day, there is a good chance they will be caught off guard with any change. Some other happy news, in March employment figures took a spring bounce and outdistanced expectations. We’ll see where they go from here. Also, a CIBC report in March even said corporate Canada is "fit as a fiddle.” One result is that jobs seem to be on the increase, though there is still some hesitancy about this as it is dependent to some degree on where and what sort of jobs are considered.

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Sports Strong performances at 20th Whistler Cup

Courtney Hoffos placed 11th in the giant slalom event at the 20th Whistler Cup.


When Whistler celebrated the 20th anniversary of their annual Whistler Cup from April 6 to 9, Team Panorama Ski Club and the Windermere Valley Ski Club were well-represented by the two athletes chosen to compete as a part of Team Canada. Keagan Sharp and Courtney Hoffos, of Panorama Ski Club and Windermere Valley Ski Club respectively, were each chosen to ski as a part of the Canadian National team late in March. Competing against 350 of the world's best 11-14 year old skiers, both Sharp and Hoffos had some strong showings mixed in with some missed opportunities. Sharp had a bit of a tough first day as he was unable to finish his run, however he rebounded nicely with a 22nd place finish on day two, followed by a 27th place finish on the final day. Day one of the event for Hoffos saw her place 20th in the girls super G, however day two is when Hoffos had her strongest showing of the event with an 11th place


finish in the giant slalom event, before she was unable to finish her second run on the third day. "I thought I did pretty good," Hoffos said. "I did well on the giant slalom. It's always fun to compete against the international skiers because you can kind of see how you stand in the world." This was Hoffos's fourth trip to the Whistler Cup, but first as a member of Team Canada, and she says she maybe wasn't as focused as she could have been. "I think I could've been a little more focused," Hoffos said. "In a way I think I was a little caught up with meeting a bunch of new people." Canada's first team ended up finishing in second place behind the Swiss team, and for Hoffos, who says she's been skiing since about age 2, it's merely another step to her goal of becoming a professional skier. "Skiing is definitely really fun," Hoffos said. "I've been doing it since such a young age that I kind of always grew up doing it. I am very lucky I have many supportive and encouraging people from the valley that have helped me get to this stage in ski racing."

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Special Meeting for Edgewater residents regarding Barry Moore and the Columbia Valley Music and Festival Association’s personal equipment. This is an informative meeting to explain the reason they were asked to remove their equipment and piano. April 24th, 2012 at 7 p.m. Edgewater Community Hall For information please call Tammy Tutte: 250-347 9324

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Lake Windermere Pointe condos starting at $1000 plus utilities. Several choice properties available. Contact Eric Redeker at First Choice Realty at 250-342-5914 for an appointment. Newer 2bdrm + den townhome in dwntwn Invermere. Fully furnished & equipped, walk to beach & stores, garage, gas f/p. $1250+utilities. Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250-688-0362 Ad 366313307.

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Misc for Rent Available May 1 two one bedroom suites, furnished or not. Prices start at $650 plus utilities. Contact Eric Redeker at First Choice Realty 250-342-5914 Panorama Resort Studio avail May 1st with all amenities. $750/mnth inclusive 1st & last required. Call 905-263-4690

Motels,Hotels Skookum Inn Motel has 2 bedrm, 2 bath suite with full kitchen & living room for long term rent. $900/mnth includes utilites & cable. Suite includes basic cooking utensils, cutlery, plates, cups, etc. Avail. Apr 15. DD required. Call John 250-342-6293.

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Lovely large 2 bdrm suite in Invermere. Very close to downtown and schools. W/D/F/S $690 + util. Jeff 250-688-1105 RADIUM - Spacious bright 2-bdrm, 1 bath, shared laundry, shared large back yard. $600/mth + D/D + hydro. 250-347-9970.

Townhouses 2 Bedroom townhouse downtown Invermere. Both bedrooms with ensuites. 2.5 bathrooms, sgle garage, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, washer dryer, gas ďŹ replace, 2 blocks from downtown. $1000/mo + utilities. No pets. No smokers. Avail May 1. 403-615-7640. Invermere 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath newer townhome, 5 min drive to downtown. Garage, storage, unfurnished. $895 + utilities. Call Ben, Green Door Property management at 250-6880362. More info & photos: Ad ID 364432068


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CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship Services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman Pastor Rev. David Morton 1-866-426-7564


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Roman Catholic Parish Pastor: Father James McHugh 250-342-6167 Invermere 250-344-6328 Golden Confession: 1/2 hour before Mass Canadian Martyrs Church Sunday, April 22nd 712 - 12 Ave, Invermere Saturday at 7 p.m. Earth Day Sunday at 9 a.m. 9:00 a.m. All Saints Edgewater St. Joseph Church Highway 93-95, Radium Hot Springs 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 11 a.m. Christ Church Trinity Invermere Sacred Heart Parish Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church - Thursdays from 5:30 808 - 11 Street, Golden - 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Trinity Sunday at 5 p.m. Invermere St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast Club For Children & Youth - Sundays at Christ Church Corner of Luck and Dunn, Canal Flats Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Trinity Invermere at 9:30am. (served from Kimberly) For information call 250-342-2546

RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP For more information call 250-342-6633 or 250-347-6334 Loving God, Loving People #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Sundays at 10 a.m. Bible Studies #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church Edgewater Hall Thursday 6:30 p.m.


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The Valley Echo Wednesday, April 18, 2012 A23

Kinsmen Beach to get much-needed restoration this spring

Kirsten Harma, Program Co-ordinator of the Lake Windermere Ambassadors demonstrates the eroding section of beach that will be restored this spring. SUBMITTED PHOTO


In an effort to restore Kinsmen Beach and prevent further erosion, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA) and the District of Invermere (DOI) are planning a soft shoreline restoration

later this month. For a number of years the shoreline at Kinsmen Beach has been gradually eroding thanks to a combination of human traffic as well as natural causes. Since part of the Lake WIndermere Management Plan is to protect and maintain the shoreline, the LWA and the DOI are planning a "soft" shoreline restoration project, with a goal of breaking ground




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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO THE COMPTROLLER OF WATER RIGHTS UNDER THE WATER UTILITY ACT AND THE UTILITIES COMMISSION ACT Notice is herby given by Corix Utilities Inc. that an application has been made to the Comptroller of Water Rights for a CertiďŹ cate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the proposed construction and operation of a waterworks distribution system to serve residents in the area of Part of The East 1/2 of District Lot 4609 Kootenay District Except Plans 8935, 12986, 18016, NEP19216, NEP19246, NEP66574, NEP73344, NEP80595, NEP83461, and Part of the East 1/2 of DL 4609 included in SRW Plan 18016 Except Plans NEP16216 and NEP8595 Panorama Mountain Village. Any person wishing further information in connection with this application should apply directly to Corix Utilities Inc. Suite 1160, 1188 West Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A2 Any objections to this application are to be forwarded to Rick Couroux, Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, Ministry of Environment,

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO THE COMPTROLLER OF WATER RIGHTS UNDER THE WATER UTILITY ACT AND THE UTILITIES COMMISSION ACT Notice is herby given by Corix Utilities Inc. that an application has been made to the Comptroller of Water Rights for a CertiďŹ cate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the proposed construction and operation of a waterworks distribution system to serve residents in the area of Block A of District Lot 17108 Kootenay District Except Plan NEP80595 The East 1/2 of District Lot 4609 Kootenay District Except Plans 8932, 12986, 18016, NEP19216, NEP19246, NEP66574, NEP73344, NEP80595, and NEP83461, Panorama Mountain Village, Trapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge Development. Any person wishing further information in connection with this application should apply directly to Corix Utilities Inc. Suite 1160, 1188 West Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A2 Any objections to this application are to be forwarded to Rick Couroux, Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, Ministry of Environment,

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Victoria, B.C. V8W 9M1, or by email or by fax 250-953-5124 to be received in this ofďŹ ce on or before:

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on the April 22 weekend. There are also concerns that the eroding high bank could be dangerous for children using the beach. "Over the years the shoreline has been eroded through natural and manmade processes and is reaching a point where rehabilitation is required to prevent further impacts to the aquatic and terrestrial environment,â&#x20AC;? Rory Hromadnik, Director of Development Services for the District of Invermere said in a release. "We want this to be a model project for the community because it is such a wellvisited beach," Kirsten Harma, Program Co-ordinator for the Lake Windermere Ambassadors added. The key term being used here is a "soft" restoration, as opposed to a hard restoration, which Harma says would involve using bulkheads to turn away the waves. Harma says that while the bulkhead route is the more foolproof one, it can actually cause more harm than good, as waves are merely re-directed to another part of the beach where they cause further erosion on someone else's property. Instead, the plan is to use a combination of rocks, logs and native vegetation, which has the added bonus of creating extra habitats and food sources for any nearby wildlife. "The rough edges of the rock will deflect waves so as not to create worse erosion further down the beach,â&#x20AC;? Harma

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Native plants will provide food and shelter for migratory and resident birds, and will also provide food for fish spawning on the shoreline.â&#x20AC;? Furthermore, Harma says that because there is so much traffic on the beach, there are plans to try and funnel visitors to the beach using specific points of access, such as new stairways or paths. With so many different access points to the beach at the moment, Harma says that using these new channels of access will help reduce any man-made damage from visitors climbing up and down the high banks next to the shore. While the project is set to begin work following Earth Day on April 22 thanks to financial contributions from the DOI, Canadian Wildlife Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Valley Local Conservation fund among others, there is a need for volunteers to help with the planting of the new vegetation along the shore. As such Harma is asking anyone who is interested in taking part in a bit of a gardening exercise to contact the LWA either by emailing or by calling them at 250-341-6898. In the meantime, Harma asks for patience from beach visitors as the work gets underway. "It's going to look like mud and muck for a couple months," Harma laughed. "We're just asking that people hold on and visualize (what the beach will look like) a couple of years from now." y



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POSTING Summer Students The District of Invermere is accepting applications for Summer Students to work as part of our Public Works staff. This position is within the CUPE Local 2982 bargaining unit. This position is temporary, full-time, 40 hours per week.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The Valley Echo

New book to 'keep Jumbo wild'

Hockey players hit Invermere

SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

Skier, mountaineer, and journalist Keith Liggett of Fernie, and author, publisher, artist and musician Randy Morse of Kaslo, have teamed up to launch a new book and ebook project, intended to assist the effort to ensure Jumbo stays wild — forever. Liggett has been writing mountain-centric material for decades. Morse is the author of numerous books, including The Mountains of Canada, Canada The Mountains, The Naked Mountain, and the forthcoming Man Up in Ten Lessons. The two intend to create two gorgeous books -- one a largely hand-printed limited edition, in collaboration with Fernie's Clawhammer Press, the other a handsome colour trade tome, to be produced by Cranbrook's Rocky Mountain Printing. Plans are also in the works to produce an enhanced ebook, that will include the text and images from the printed works, as well as spoken word, music, video, and interactivity. "Keith and I are old dudes, who share a life-long love of mountains," Morse said recently. "We came together while discussing the St. Eugene Writers Conference. When we heard about the B.C. government's decision to allow the Jumbo resort to proceed, we quickly realized we could contribute to 'the cause,'" he added. "There are lots of people out there who've never seen the Jumbo area, people who may never have the chance to do so -- we want to reach out to them through these books and ebook, to give them a loving, lasting taste of just how spectacularly special this area is," Morse concluded. This initiative is a fundraiser — all net proceeds will go directly to the Ktunaxa Jumbo defence fund. "We're requesting that anyone who has photos, text, music, or video they think might be appropriate for a project like this, contact us," Liggett said. "The more submissions from the public, the merrier. If you love wild alpine areas generally, and Jumbo in particular, we want to hear from you!" Preliminary plans are afoot to launch a Jumbo Forever Wild tour throughout the Kootenays this fall, featuring an exhibition of works from the books and ebook, as well as spoken word and musical performances "We're deeply concerned about the ultimate fate of this magical area," Morse said. "But we also want to celebrate the fact it exists, we want to remind people of the joy the simple existence of places like Jumbo brings to the world, so we're going about this work with big grins!"

will advance to eventually form Team BC which will compete in the 2012 National U18 Championship in Dawson Creek, B.C. The Host Committee is excited for the opportunity to host the 2012 Female U18 BC Cup. “We wish all the players good luck and safe travels and hope that they enjoy their stay in our beautiful valley," a member of the host commitee said. Opening Ceremonies will be on Thursday April 26 at 6:30 p.m. just before the game opener. Games will run all day Friday and Saturday with the final game on Sunday morning. We are looking for volunteers to do time/score keeping and penalty boxes. If you can help or would like further information please contact Kim Westergaard at or 250- 342-5820 and or Louise Helmer at 250-342-5306.

SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

The B.C. Hockey Female High Performance Program is excited to hold the 2012 U18 BC Cup in Invermere B.C. April 25-April 29 2012. A total of 100 players from around the province have been selected from various zone camps to compete at the U18 BC cup. The cup is the second stage of the program, bringing the players together in a five team, jamboree style, tournament. During the BC cup players will be evaluated and selections will be made for invitations to the Team BC Provincial Camp that will take place May 1720 in Salmon Arm, B.C. Following that camp selected athletes


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April 18, 2012 edition of the Invermere Valley Echo

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April 18, 2012 edition of the Invermere Valley Echo