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MP David Wilks was in Invermere this past Thursday after being invited to address the Rotary Club, and during his visit took the time to stop by The Echo's offices for an impromptu talk on a few federal decisions that could have far-reaching impact on the Columbia Valley. Of particular interest to Wilks was a recent announcement regarding the Shuswap Band. As a member of the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Wilks was pleased to share his thoughts about the news that the Shuswap had been added to the First Nations Land Management Regime. In short, the First Nations Land Management Regime is a new management application put on by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development which allows the Shuswap to opt out of the 34 land-related sections of the Indian Act. "It's huge because this allows [the Shuswap] to proceed with economic development, and allows them to do things with their land that they could never do before," Wilks said. "Now, they can move forward freely with economic development... it provides them with great opportunities, and I think that you'll see [the Shuswap] blossom over the next several years into something that they couldn't do before this time." As a former RCMP officer, Wilks also shared his opinions regarding the newly-introduced omnibus crime bill C-10. Opponents of the bill are most critical of the increased mandatory sentences for certain crimes, such as drug trafficking and sex crimes, but are also concerned about increasing sentences for young offenders, and the lifting of publication bans on names of young offenders convicted of violent offences.

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"C-10 comes with its challenges," Wilks said. "With respect to minimum mandatory sentences, I have no problem with it because I think it targets the types of crimes we expect people to go to jail for." The war on drugs and the legalization of marijuana have also been hot topics as of late, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper notably telling leaders at a Latin American Summit that "the current approach isn't working." "The drug part of (C-10) is interesting," Wilks said.

"I'm not in favour of legalizing marijuana, I don't think it's the way to go personally, however I don't speak for the party on that. With regards to the drug laws, I would encourage people to go and read the legislation." Lastly, Wilks discussed the recent government investment in the Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook. The airport received $187,043 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program for the purchase of new runway sweepers for the airport, and Wilks says CONTINUES TO 'GROWTH' PAGE B2

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Art galleries sure to please at Pynelogs this week STEVE JESSEL

As everyone gets ready for the experience that is the Wings Over the Rockies Festival, Pynelogs and the Columbia Valley Arts Council are determined not be left behind as their annual WIngs Over the Rockies and Lil' Peeps art shows hit the gallery all this week. Starting April 24 and 26, the two shows feature pieces from local artists, or in the Lil' Peeps case, from children as young as 18 months old. This year's theme centres around the Bugaboos, an idea that Jami Scheffer, CV arts manager and administrator, says was a natural fit thanks to a presentation by Pat Morrow on the same topic during the WIngs Festival in the following weeks. "I just love to see the kids interpretation of what the theme is, and

what it looks like," Scheffer said. "It's guaranteed to bring a smile, a chuckle, and an admiration for how kids can be so out of the box." The two shows will run side-by-side in the gallery, as both shows center around the Bugaboos theme. The children that participate hail from childcare programs from around the region, and artists for both shows will be submitting pieces ranging from painting, glasswork and ceramics to a special 3-D piece that Scheffer says one of the daycare programs have been working on. "What their interpretation of the Bugaboos is — I have no idea," Scheffer laughed. "It could be a bug for all I know." Scheffer says that since the arts council has regularly done shows for adults and teens in the past, it only made sense to include the youngest artists in the valley when they started the Lil' Peeps art show a few years ago. Auction items will also be available to look at during the duration of the shows, before the pieces are claimed at a gala May 12.

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page three Local politicians weigh in on byelection results NDP claim victory in traditionally BC Liberal Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam ridings STEVE JESSEL

With the news that the NDP had captured two byelection victories in traditionally Liberal ridings this past Thursday, Columbia-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald and BC Liberal candidate nominee Doug Clovechuk weighed in on the potential significance for each of their parties. "I'm very pleased of course," Macdonald told The Echo Friday. "We had two very good candidates and I know they each worked very hard." In the Chilliwack-Hope riding, the NDPs' Gwen O'Mahony won with about Columbia-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald (left) and B.C. Liberal candidate nominee Doug Clovechuk 41 per cent of the popular vote, while each offered their views on the NDPs' byelection victories. the Liberal and Conservative candidates combined for about 58 per cent. In Port government, and that he thinks in the know, that the B.C. Liberals and Christy Moody-Coquitlam, former mayor Joe absence of a split vote in Chiliwack, that Clark are really on their last legs," MacTrasolini came away with about 54 per the Liberals would have easily claimed donald said. "There is a lot of time left cent of the vote, compared to 45 per victory. before the next election, so really the cent combined for the Conservative and "All the candidates need to be con- expectations British Columbians have is Liberal candidates. Both NDP victories gratulated, but what I would say to that any party that's going to be putting came in ridings that have been won by O'Mahony is, 'don't get too comfort- themselves forward, such as the NDP the Liberals in the last three provincial able,'" Clovechuk said. "When you do to be the next government, they have elections. the math between the BC Liberals and to prove that they are going to work for "I think that there is no question — you the Conservatives, we carried about British Columbians and that they have see it here in the riding, you see it in the 57 per cent of the popular vote, which to prove that they have the capacity and polling and you see it across the prov- would have won soundly." the confidence to provide a good govince — people are tired of the BC LibAs each of the two ridings have been ernment moving forward." erals and are ready to vote them out," traditionally Liberal seats, Macdonald Meanwhile, Clovechuk says he he has Macdonald said. "In Port Moody and in says that this confirms that there are recently received the endorsement and Chiliwack people took the opportunity no "safe" Liberal seats in the province personal support of MP David Wilks as to send a very clear message that they any longer. He also feels the two victo- well as former federal Liberal candidate want change, and I think that's reflected ries speak highly of the work B.C. NDP Betty Aitchison. He says that while the in the province as a whole." leader Adrian Dix has done over the last recent results are concerning, he doesn't For his part, Clovechuk points out that few years. feel it's time to push the panic button. byelections rarely favour the current "I think this confirms what people "Overall, I think this has showed in

the Chilliwack riding that the split vote is disastrous... had this been an election without a third party we would have an MLA in power (in Chilliwack)," Clovechuk said. "As far as our riding is concerned, we don't anticipate to see a Conservative candidate here, and I can safely tell you that [Macdonald] will not see a split vote here." Clovechuk adds that he fully expects the Liberals to retake the Chilliwack riding come May 2013, although he expects the Port Moody to be much tougher to reclaim due to the popularity of former mayor Joe Trasolini. "I think it would be arrogant to say that this isn't concerning... but in byelections... the government usually doesn't win, and if you look statistically at the next election, the governments that have lost those byelections usually rewin those seats," Clovechuk said. "I think that a lot of voters will have said, 'we need to send the government a message because we're really not pleased with some of the things that have happened,' and we have a year to fix that. I think that come elections in May 2013, I think British Columbians will understand why they voted the NDP out in 2000, and that's because [the BC Liberals] create jobs and we create opportunities for the economy to grow." While both candidates admit that they each have lots of work left to do in the following year, Macdonald gave an insight that both he and Clovechuk would likely share. "I think in politics you always have to temper your expectations with the reality that things can change very quickly," he said. "You have to constantly be working to do the best that you can."

Future Improvements The District of Invermere is spending nearly $800,000 to revamp the portion of 7th Avenue near Pothole Park by the May long weekend. First reported in March, planned upgrades include better crossings at the 7th Avenue and 9th Street intersection, an expansion of the roadway which would make room for a future bike lane and more plants and street lighting. Contractors will also install sidewalk on the park side of the street, replacing the path pedestrians currently navigate to reach the rest of the downtown core.


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April 13 Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 13th St and 8th Ave. Investigation revealed that a 2001 Toyota Celica operated by a 17 year-old female from Radium stopped at the intersection but then proceeded forward failing to yield to a 1999 Dodge Stratus driven by a 31 year-old female from Invermere who was proceeding through on 13th St. No injuries were reported. The driver of the Toyota was charged with fail to yield after stop under the motor vehicle act. April 13 While conducting patrols in the town area a pick up truck driven by a male known to not possess a driver's licence drove past the police vehicle. The patrol vehicle turned around and activated the emergency light. The truck was stopped at Laurier and 4th Ave. The 50 year-old male displayed signs of having consumed liquor. An ASD demand was made and the male blew a fail. The male refused to provide a breath sample when the breath demand was given. The vehicle was determined to be without insurance and had fake decals on the plate. The two plates on the truck were determined to be false plates. The male will be appearing in Invermere Provincial court June 4 charged with impaired driving, refuse breath test. The male was also charged with driving without insurance and driving without a driver's licence. April 15 Columbia Valley detachment was advised of a '97 Ford van that was off the road in the 2700 block of Westside Rd in Fairmont. Police determined that the accident happened the previous night at approx 2345 hrs. While investigating the accident it was determined that the vehicle was stolen from Resort Villa in Fairmont and it was determined that the driver at the time of the accident was a 37 year-old male. The male had been driven to the hospital in regards to minor injuries. The male was located and arrested for Possession of Stolen property. The male was also charged with fail to keep right under the motor vehicle act. Radium Citizens on Patrol: I am meeting with a group of citizens in Radium at Meet at Higher Ground Sunday Apr 22, 10:00 a.m. that are interested in learning more about Citizens on Patrol. The hope is revitalize this program in Radium. If you are interested in learning more please attend. Huge upset At the time of writing this report the Canucks are down 3-0 vs the Kings and one would think if the Kings take the series that this would be a huge upset. This is not an upset. The detachment losing two games to one in a best of three in the Rotary Cup Floor Hockey Challenge with the high school kids in my opinion is an upset. Kids won the first game 4-2. Second game was won by the RCMP 3-2. The boys didn’t count on me being there. For the entire year during regular season I lulled them to sleep thinking I was slow, overweight and simply not a threat to the point they would ignore me. A strategic ploy. I’m a playoff type player. I dropped two pounds to get into play off shape and scored two goals in our 3-2 victory. Game got a little rough with some stick play and bodies flying. Can’t blame the kids for taking the opportunity to rough house a bit. Hence, I had no second thoughts of the crotch blow to their goaltender. For the final and deciding game the kids took note that I was in attendance and changed up their strategy. Long passes to each other wore me down. They also brought in Brendon Sage’s father to help ref the game. It was clear he was a homie and missed some calls that should have given us a couple of penalty shots. Bruins won the game 2-1 for the Championship. Goal tenders dual throughout the series. Great intensity by both teams. As much as it kills me to say this, congratulations Bruins, you changed strategies and stole the win from us. My thanks also to all the detachment members for taking the time to participate. Andrew, thanks for keeping us motivated. Few tweeks for next year and we regain the trophy. To the Bruin players, I would really be paying attention to your driving habits during the summer. We truly are sore losers.

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opinions and letters C-10 a mixed bag With Parliament passing the Conservative government's highly controversial omnibus crime bill, Bill C-10, it's safe to say a new era in law enforcement has begun. For many, the direct impact will not be felt, but the far-reaching consequences may well usher in a whole host of new problems in the future. The most criticized aspect of the bill is the introduction of mandatory jail sentences for certain crimes, coupled with an increase in maximum sentences for others. It's hard to argue against these sentences for sex crimes, child exploitation and violent offences, but hidden away among these other offences are increased sentences for drug crimes and young offenders. Now, everyone has their own opinion on whether or not drugs should be legalized — marijuana in particular — but something most people will agree on is that sending these often young offenders to jail for increasingly lengthy jail terms is highly unlikely to solve anything. For one, it can turn simple delinquents into hardened criminals with little to no prospect of ever finding a career, thanks to a criminal record. Second, for every pot smoker we send to jail, we're faced with the unwelcome prospect of paying to maintain these prisoners in their respective jails, which in turn will be seeing more prisoners than ever before as we punish drug crimes more often. Increased maintenance costs for jails also means there will be less money for rehabilitation programs, again leading to more hardened criminals rather than people ready to be reintroduced into society. Finally, the people that are likely to be punished for these minimum sentences aren't even the ones we want to target the majority of the time. In most cases it will be the low-level pushers that we catch and charge, with little to no affect on the drug kingpins. Among the other major criticisms of the bill are harsher sentences for young offenders, including the naming of young offenders convicted of violent crimes. This again can lead to more criminals in the system as we prosecute younger and younger. There are undoubtedly very good things about this bill, but we must be wary of the individual pieces, rather than just the sum of its whole.

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British Columbians aren’t buying BC Liberal excuses If there is one issue I didn’t think I’d still be hearing about in 2012, it is the continuing saga of the HST in British Columbia. But more and more, when I’m speaking with constituents, they bring up the fact that after years of saying no to the HST, nothing has changed. They are still paying HST, and there is no end in sight. Just a few short weeks after the BC Liberals were elected in 2009 on a No-HST platform, the government announced that B.C. would be entering into an agreement with the federal government to harmonize the PST and the GST. This complicated tax change would only take the BC Liberal government 11 months to implement as British Columbians began on July 1, 2010 to pay $2 billion a year more on numerous everyday purchases. But British Columbians didn’t accept that the government could be elected promising one thing, and then turn around and do the absolute opposite. And they didn’t accept that such a significant tax burden should be shifted away from big business onto middle-income earners. Instead of just complaining about the government’s action, 700,000 British Columbians signed a petition demanding that the government extinguish the HST. Citizens accomplished what had never been accomplished before: they forced the government to respond through the legislative means provided in the Recall and Initiative Act. The BC Liberals were forced to hold a referendum on HST. They promised that if more than 50 per cent of voters chose to get rid of the HST, the HST would be removed. In August 2011, it was announced that 54.73 per cent of British Columbians voted against the HST. That was the democratic will of the people, the BC Liberals promised to listen. So when will British Columbia finally be rid of the HST? When will the BC Liberals keep their promise to end the HST? How long does it take to return to our previous tax system? The BC Liberals want you to believe that while it took only 11 months to move from PST to a new system of HST, the return to PST will take nearly twice as long. Most British Columbians find that hard to believe. But when you consider who most benefits from the move to HST it is less difficult to understand. HST is a $2 billion tax shift. That means every year big business pays $2 billion less. The BC Liberals believe that you should pay more while big business is off the hook. And every day with the HST fulfills that mandate.

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Relay for a cause The final week of April is here‌ and with it, it looks like we are finally getting some spring! Now really, what have we been complaining about? It is after all, only April! The twolegged beasts of the planet are never happy! April is known very well as Daffodil month or Cancer month. You'll see in other pages of this issue that there are many businesses in the valley that support the work of all the volunteers that do so much around the insidious disease. There is so much work to be done on so many levels - from research, to treatment, to comfort of both those ill and their loved ones and on and on from there. The rallying cry of the Canadian

Cancer Society's Relay for Life is Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back. This issue is about fighting back‌ the daffodil symbolizes life, rebirth and new beginnings. Let's renew our fight against a disease that takes far too many of our loved ones from us much too early and makes life a difficulty for so many that are infected. One of the easiest ways to join the battle is by taking part in the Relay for Life. I know Sheila Tutty and her committee are hard at work on the event. The one thing they cannot do is put your entry in and do your fundraising for you. I'm thinking right now how I can follow my own advice and make a team

and I've got a plan. I think I will share it with those involved before I tell all of you about it though. It would be wonderful if you would join me and the others already registered - just think of all the fun we can have during the expanded hours of 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. And wait a minute before you start saying that's way too long of a time. The extra time is so that people can come and take part in the Relay during the afternoon and evening, then go home if that's what they want to do. It's not mandatory to stay until 6 a.m., it just could be more fun! I hope to see many of you at the David Thompson Secondary School track on Saturday June 16.

SAT APRIL 28 • Radium Trash Bash, meet at 10 a.m. at Higher Ground Coffee Shop • Long Drive Competition, Fairmont Hot Springs' airport runway, 12 - 3 p.m. •Bike and Gear Swap, Invermere Community Hall 11:30 - 1 p.m. •CBC host Grant Lawrence reading and slide show, 1 p.m. Christ Church Trinity. SUN APRIL 29 •Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club range clean-up work bee. WED MAY 2 •CV Little League Registration, 6 p.m. at Mt. Nelson Athletic Park

Against the war on women In the U.S., the Republican party has been systematically passing bills that restrict women's reproductive choices. Several states now have laws that restrict women's access to birth control, medical coverage for birth control, sex education in schools (abstinence only curriculum), and access to abortion. Now this attack on women is in Canada. Motion M-312 will be considered by Parliament at the end of April 2012 and voted on in late spring or early fall. The motion poses a real danger to the rights of all pregnant women, and to women's equality rights in general. The intent is to bestow legal personhood on fetuses in order to re-criminalize abortion. If that were to happen, it would remove women's rights as full human beings, and possibly even criminalize their decision-making during pregnancy. Please contact your Member of Parliament David Wilks (, and let him know how you feel about this motion. Read. Write. Speak. Vote!

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EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-3411509. •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.

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 Best Western Invermere Inn. On Thursday April 26 Sheila Tutty from the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will speak. Pictured is Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks spoke at a recent Rotary meeting in Invermere.

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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

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Focused on jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity The Harper government recently introduced Economic Action Plan 2012 – a positive plan to grow Canada’s economy for today and into the future. Unlike other places in the world, especially the United States and Europe, Canada’s economy has emerged from the global recession much better than other industrialized countries. With the help of the Government’s low-tax agenda and Canada’s Economic Action Plan, since July 2009, Canada has created over 610,000 net new jobs. What’s more, independent international observers like the IMF and OECD predict Canada will be at the head of the G-7 pack in economic growth for the years ahead. But we cannot become complacent, the global economy remains fragile and too many Canadians are still looking for work. That’s why Economic Action Plan 2012 takes advantage of today’s opportunity to position Canada for jobs, economic growth and longterm prosperity. Since taking office in 2006, the Government has been lowering taxing (over 140 tax cuts all together), helping hard-working families get ahead (average family is paying $3,100 less in taxes under our Government), supporting entrepreneurs (lowering taxes on job-creating businesses), and creating an environment to help create long-term jobs (Forbes magazine ranks Canada as the best place in the world for businesses to grow and create jobs). Building on that record, the Economic Action Plan 2012 moves forward with a positive and ambitious agenda. For instance, to ensure Canada remains competitive, Economic Action Plan 2012 will make major new investments in advanced research, science and technology, and more. These investments will encourage innovation

and position Canada to succeed in the knowledge economy of the 21st century. Our Plan also lays a strong foundation for continued job creation and economic growth with more support for training, extending the Hiring Credit for Small Business, and providing new opportunities for Canadians to gain access to the labour market. It also keeps taxes low for small- and medium-sized business, and facilitates the responsible development of Canada’s energy and natural resource sectors. Another key part of the Plan is making sure to secure Canada’s strong fiscal position. Watching the situation in many European countries, Canadians know the importance of responsible spending by governments. That’s why we’re streamlining government operations, ending wasteful spending, and more to move Canada to balanced budgets over the medium term. We will do this without raising taxes and without cutting transfers to the provinces for services families rely on like health care and education. Looking forward, our Government is also ensuring the sustainability of our retirement income system, so it’s there when Canadians need it. This includes making gradual adjustments to the Old Age Security System down the road, and moving government employee and Parliamentarian pension plans more inline with the private sector. Our Government sees Canada for what it is – a great country on top of the world. Economic Action Plan 2012 wants to keep it that way for today and for generations of Canadians to follow!

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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.

David Wilks, MP Kootenay Columbia

Celebration of Learning The Little Badger Early Learning Centre celebrated its 5th anniversary this past Thursday with a lunch and a brief ceremony. STEVE JESSEL\ ECHO PHOTO

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.

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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. 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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Yahk, B.C‌. It is sometimes said that little towns often have the biggest hearts and nothing could be truer for the community of Yahk. This past weekend members of the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society hosted the Breast Fest for A Clear View, a chicken breast dinner with no squash and desserts in cups of all sizes and what an event it was! The community hall was dressed in its finest pink with balloons, fresh roses and tables full of donated auction items all in support of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s digital stereotactic mammography campaign. With smooth sounds of classic favourites serenading the crowd and enticing people to dance, the Creston Community Band was just one of the many highlights of the evening. Judy Dickson, the event coordinator was all smiles greeting guests but it was her poise and gentleness that stood out when making the presentation to EKFH’s Donna Grainger and Cindy Yates. Judy, also one of the faces of the campaign for Creston, and her team of creative organizers set out to prove that no matter where you live in the East Kootenay, breast cancer affects us all. With a mantra of “Yahk is the little town that couldâ€? the group set a strong fundraising goal of $5,000 and by the end of the weekend their efforts realized an amazing $8,000 for the A Clear View campaign. “When EKFH decided to undertake this campaign we could never have realized that the biggest impact isn’t the money we will raise for the equipment; it is about the people, the communities and the gift of giving of themselves that is really the true story,â€? explains Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director. “I am absolutely

The organizing committee of the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society pause to celebrate its successful Breast Fest for A Clear View. L-R: Brian Eddy, Marcia Eddy, Judy Dickson, Logan Dickson, Dave St. Germain, Lin Gracewood, Lee Rose, Theresa Vandergeest, Jeff Vandergeest (missing from the photo is Penny A.P. Anderson, Don Brady and Tara Dickson. SUBMITTED PHOTO

humbled beyond words.� This latest gift from YKRS helped move the two-year, $1 million campaign to just over $750,000 in pledges and donations in just over six months time. If you would like to bring leading edge technology in breast cancer care to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital please consider making a donation today by visiting EKFH’s secured website www. Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who donated items for the Breast Fest, to the organizing committee for such a fun and entertaining event and to every person who came out and supported the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society. Yahk the little town that could, certainly did.

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Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canada? An even more concerning fact is that melanoma, the most fatal type of skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in youth between the ages of 15 and 29. For this reason, the Canadian Cancer Society is taking action to educate youth

about the dangers of ultraviolet radiation through the Tanning is Out campaign. The mobilization of Tanning is Out ambassadors and volunteer leaders in high schools across BC, including at David Thompson Secondary School, has played a significant role in successfully advocating to the BC government to ban teens under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning equipment. We applaud this recent announcement by the B.C. government, and we encourage you to take steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer. To learn more about cancer prevention, please visit www. You can also join our online Tanning is Out community at

FOR YOUR INFORMATION Donations from Daffodil Month and all our fundraising activities go toward cancer support programs, cancer prevention initiatives, advocacy for healthier communities and cancer research. Support services include programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families. The Society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatment-

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Living with cancer: stress and pain management Primary bone cancer starts in the bone’s cells. A rare disease, it is not the same as secondary bone cancer, or bone metastases, which starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the bones. Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer. It starts in new tissue in growing bones, most often in the knee area. Osteosarcoma tends to spread to other parts of the body, especially the lungs.

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Cervical cancer starts in cervix cells. The cervix is the narrow lower part of the uterus and is the passageway that connects the uterus to the vagina.

Primary brain tumours start in the brain and can be either benign or malignant. Cancerous tumours that begin to grow in other parts of the body and spread to the brain are called secondary or metastatic brain tumours. Elsewhere in the body, benign tumours are generally not considered as dangerous as malignant tumours. In the brain, however, both kinds can be serious and possibly life-threatening.

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Most colorectal cancers start in the cells that line the inside of the colon or the rectum, which make up the large intestine (large bowel). The large intestine is the last part of the digestive system. Colorectal cancer usually grows slowly and in a predictable way and is curable when diagnosed at an early stage. Colorectal cancer is the second most fatal cancer in men and the third most fatal cancer in women.

Breast cancer starts in breast tissue cells, which extend beyond the actual breasts, from the armpits across to the breastbone in the middle of the chest and up to the collarbone. The breasts sit on the chest muscles that cover the ribs. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death by cancer in women.

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Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymphocytes, the cells of the lymphatic system, which extends across the body. Hodgkin lymphoma usually begins in a group of lymph nodes in one part of the body, most often the neck. It grows in a predictable, orderly way from one lymph node group to the next. Eventually, it can spread to almost any tissue or organ in the body through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream.

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PAIN RELIEF Fighting cancer doesn’t necessarily mean having to live with pain. Several medications are available that relieve the pain caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. The care teams that treat cancer patients can support them and help them find the medications that are best suited to their needs. Stress is an ever-present part of life for a person suffering from cancer, beginning with the diagnosis, during treatment, and even after recovery. There are, however, many strategies for reducing the impact of these stress factors. Cancer patients should be coached to express their emotions — crying, yelling, or hitting a pillow are all ways to relieve stress. Laughing, getting involved in favourite pastimes, and having fun get patients thinking about something other than their illness and on the road to well-being. Doctors also encourage cancer patients to stay physically active. Even the simplest exercise, such as walking and swimming, can relieve the side-effects of treatments as well as reduce stress, improve spirits, increase energy, stimulate the appetite, and help patients sleep better.

APRIL IS DAFFODIL MONTH Every year the Canadian Cancer Society organizes a daffodil fundraising campaign across the country. The aim of this activity is to fund cancer research and community support services.

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Kidney cancer occurs in either of the two kidneys, which are part of the urinary system. The main function of the kidneys is to filter water, impurities, and wastes from the blood. There are several types of kidney cancer, the most common being renal cell carcinoma.


Leukemia is a cancer that starts in the stem cells of the bone marrow. Bone marrow, which makes blood cells, is the soft, spongy material that fills the centre of most bones. Leukemia develops when the blood stem cells produce abnormal blood cells. Over time, the leukemia cells crowd out normal blood cells, making it hard for the white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets to do their jobs.


Primary liver cancer starts in the cells, bile ducts, blood vessels, or connective tissue of the liver. It is uncommon and is different from secondary liver cancer or metastatic liver cancer, which spread to the liver from other parts of the body. Most primary liver cancers begin in liver cells called hepatocytes, and the most common type is hepatocellular carcinoma.


There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, which is the most common and slower-growing type. Small cell lung cancer grows quickly and often spreads to distant parts of the body. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer in both men and women.


There are three main types of ovarian cancer. For each type, the cancer starts in a different type of cell found in the ovaries: • epithelial cell cancer starts in the cells that cover the outer surface of the ovary; • germ cell tumours start in the egg cells within the ovary and generally occur in younger women. Germ cell cancer can even develop in children. • Stromal tumours start in the connective tissue cells that hold the ovary together.


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The pancreas is a large gland that lies behind the stomach, deep inside the upper abdomen. The pancreas is part of the digestive system and is also part of the hormonal system, for which it makes insulin and other hormones. Most pancreatic cancers start in the ducts that carry pancreatic juices.

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The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. This gland’s main function is to make seminal fluid, which mixes with sperm from the testicles to make semen. Prostate cancer is the most common type found in men. It usually grows slowly and can often be cured or successfully managed. Nevertheless, prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death by cancer in men.

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The most common types of skin cancer are squamous cell cancer and basal cell cancer. Both are known as non-melanoma skin cancer and can usually be treated successfully.

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Stomach cancers can start in the lymphatic tissue (lymphoma), in the stomach’s muscular tissue (sarcoma), or in the tissues that support the organs of the digestive system (gastrointestinal stromal tumours). They are treated in different ways.

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Thank you to all the people who help me cross the streets during the winter, gave me short rides, and helped me in general. - D.L.W.


April, 2006 — The Langley B.C.-based West Coast Amusement’s carnival rolled into town and set up in the parking lot behind The Valley Echo, much to the delight of kids, families and adults alike. ` ECHO FILE PHOTO


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50 years ago: The Windermere District Board of Trade was informed that public works crews were set to begin work on on Highway 95 from Springbrook to Windermere. In other news, Lake Windermere finally lost its ice surface thanks to some sharp winds. The two closest guesses had the correct day but were off by several hours. 45 years ago: Five different plays were set to perform at the East Kootenay Drama Festival, to be held at the Community Centre in Invermere. Awards were to be given for best play, best actor/actress, and for the second time an award was to be given for best director. 35 years ago: The B.C. Land Commission was set to come to the valley to investigate a number of local applications to have lands removed from the "land freeze." Several of the applications would have direct impact on the farming and ranching community in the area, as many of the applications were asking to be removed from the agricultural designation. 23 years ago: The Fairmont airport received a $250,000 provincial grant. The funds were to be used to install perimeter fencing, electronic navigational aid, and to lower a powerline at the airport. The airport also still needed an

additional $250,000 for the installation of night lighting, an amount the airport was hoping to receive from the federal government. 20 years ago: A group of citizens in Windermere were quietly working to preserve some of their heritage buildings as well as their lakeshore. Following a four-month study, the group of citizens were hopeful that they could be granted a license of occupation for the foreshore. 15 years ago: The District of Invermere was looking to increase the amount of affordable housing by creating a new zone that would allow for higher density and smaller lots. Opponents of the zoning called it an "abomination," and described it as "infill housing." 10 years ago: The Canal Flats and Radium elementary schools were once again facing the possibility of closure. The Rocky Mountain School District 6 was facing a $2.1 million shortfall, and closing the two schools seemed to be the only answer. With a projected loss of up to 800 students over the following three years, an administrator called it an "ugly picture." 5 years ago: The Little Badger Early Learning Centre opened and was quickly filling up with kids. At the time, 15 kids had already been confirmed to attend, and there were plans to increase the total number of supported children to 20. Staff were to focus on ensuring all areas of development were met, including physical, emotional and social skills.


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what to do.... Fun Events in the Valley • Saturday, April 28: Radium Trash Bash, meet at 10 a.m. at Higher Ground Coffee Shop.


Village of Radium Annual Trash Bash & Spring Clean Up

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• Saturday, April 28: Long Drive Competition, Fairmont Hot Springs' airport runway, 12 - 3 p.m. 250-345-6346 ext. 22

Garbage bags will be provided. Meet at Higher Ground Coffee Shop. 10 a.m. sharp! Participants will be provided with a light lunch at 1 p.m. following the clean up.

• Saturday, April 28: Bike and Gear Swap, Invermere Community Hall 11:30 - 1 p.m. • Saturday, April 28: CBC host Grant Lawrence reading and slide show, 1 p.m. Christ Church Trinity. • Sunday, April 29: Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club range clean-up work bee. • Wednesday, May 2: CV Little League Registration, 6 p.m. at Mt. Nelson Athletic Park

Hope to see you there! Thanks for supporting our community!

• Friday, May 4: Fresh Fridays Open Mic Nite, Pynelogs, 7 p.m.

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Sports Spring Showdowns

The Invermere Judo Club hosted kids from across the region for a tournament at David Thompson Secondary School this past weekend. Kids of all ages came from as far as Fernie for the tournament, which saw the younger kids strut their stuff before some of the older kids began the competition. (Clockwise from left) Cain McCabe of Revelstoke and Steven Clark of Invermere ward off each others' attempts at throws; Finn Bourke of Invermere and Oliver Corley of Revelstoke find themselves in an interesting position; Jackson Budenholzer of Invermere and Kale Wenzlawe of Fernie battle for position.


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Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $750/$500 and freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. 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Additional payments required for PPSA, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 64,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ^Until July 3, 2012, Security Deposit payment is waived on a lease (Red Carpet leases, on approved credit from Ford Credit) of a new 2012 or 2013 model (excluding Shelby GT 500, Boss 302, Boss 302 Laguna Seca, E-Series, Transit Connect Electric, F-150 Raptor, F-Series Chassis Cabs, Medium trucks). Security Deposit may be required by Ford Credit based on customer credit terms and conditions. †From April 3, 2012 to July 3, 2012, receive $500/$750/$1,000/$1,500/$1,750/$2,000/$3,000/$4,000/ $4,500/$5,000/ $5,500/$6,500/$7,000/ $7,500/$8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Focus S, 2012 Fiesta, 2012 Explorer (excluding Base)/2012 Focus (excluding S)/2012 Edge SE, 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Escape I4 Manual, E-Series/Transit Connect (excluding Electric), 2012 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader/2012 Mustang Value Leader/2012 Taurus SE, 2012 F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/2012 Fusion S, 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader), 2012 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Expedition/2012 Fusion Hybrid, 2012 Mustang GT (excluding GT500 and Boss 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Escape and Hybrid (excluding I4 Manual)/2012 Fusion (excluding S and Hybrid), 2012 Edge FWD (excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6, 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non-5.0L/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L/2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L, 2012 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. 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Anti-bullying workshop comes to Radium May 15-16 STEVE JESSEL

Bullying is something that everyone has experienced in their lives. Whether it was being bullied, seeing a friend being bullied or even being a bully yourself, bullying can have far reaching implications in a child's life. That's why the Canadian Red Cross, in association with the Village of Radium and Columbia Basin Trust are offering a free workshop at the Radium Firehall on May 15 and 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., to help parents and youth workers better understand the issue that our kids face today. "The issue of bullying and harassment is age old, but it is now an issue that is being recognized as having a significant impact on children's self esteem and personal competence," RespectED Co-ordinator and Service Area Manager Chris MacPherson said. "It takes literally into adulthood to repair the damage." The workshop, entitled "Beyond the Hurt" is a free workshop that aims to help parents and others to better understand the issues behind bullying and learn how to develop and implement successful prevention strategies. The six-hour workshop is completely free of charge thanks to donations from the Village of Radium and the Columbia Basin Trust, however there are only 20 seats available, and MacPherson says that some of those seats have already been filled.

"We are no longer as a society minimizing the issue, but what is also happening is that we are becoming a less empathetic society," MacPherson said. "We're dealing more with our own lives rather than a community approach." The Canadian Red Cross bullying program is about 10 years old according to MacPherson, and she estimates they have held about 25 similar workshops across the province this year. She says that the Red Cross is now trying to also focus on smaller communities as opposed to solely the larger urban centres, as bullying "crosses all demographics." "It's not just an issue for urban kids, it's an issue for all families," she said. "Smaller communities often have fewer resources to deal with a situation, so it really does become community work to deal with the problem." The workshop itself, which is meant for parents, coaches, daycare workers, and leaders at other youth organizations such as Scouts, teaches how bullying and harassment are based on interpersonal power issues, and how these play out among young people. It also explores types of bullying, the negative effects and impact on young people, how the law and school policies can react to the problem, and strategies for preventing bullying and harassment from occurring at all levels. "Putting all the onus on the children to fix the problem — they can only do so much, and be responsible for so much," MacPherson said. "Adults in their lives also need to take on some of that responsibility." To register for the highly-interactive workshop, contact Chris MacPherson at either or by calling 250 365 1905.

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Debt lower? Oops again! The International Monetary Fund generally agrees with the Conservative government - Canada is doing well. The international business climate is becoming a bit more comfortable. Though, there are still plenty of risks, both external and internal, that could put our fragile recovery in jeopardy, Canada is doing fairly well. Having said that, there are worries for us in Canada as well. Among those worries are: •Personal debt is still high and putting our recovery at risk; •The situation in Europe is still questionable and could cause more problems; •There is debate about whether or not there is a ‘housing bubble’ but the real estate market in Canada has taken off. But hold on, maybe not after all; •Interest rates are likely to go up sometime. The big question is when? This is the one that might catch us by surprise and cause a lot of anguish; •We are losing our market share in international trade, focusing in the wrong direction, selling the wrong things to the wrong market. One of the decisions to anticipate in the relatively near future is the Bank of Canada is wondering what our interest rate should be and when should it go up. A lot depends on that decision. Though in just the last few days the rate of inflation has gone down again, it has been rising since the beginning of the year. The challenge has been this: There is a relationship between our fam-

ily debt, overall performance of our economy and interest rates. When interest rates are low, our debt is likely to increase. When the economy staggers business has to employ people and that requires markets for our goods. Now, we are about out of room for any increase in debt and are losing our market share.

ing more expensive. There is a ‘cost-benefit’ analysis that has to go on here. If people get the message that our debt burden is at a limit (which it is) increases in interest will provide encouragement to cause it to diminish. How much is to be determined with all these questions and more as part of the calculation.

If the interest rates go up, the cost of personal debt goes up with it, and that could be very painful for many people. Particularly, the cost of mortgages would increase and, since this is usually the largest purchase for anyone, the monthly cost of mortgages could put unsustainable burdens on some. The ones worst hit would be those – mostly young, first-time home buyers – who are least able to cover the increase. Plus, the cost of credit cards and every other form of credit would go up as well. When interest rates go up, the dollar usually goes up, and the costs of raw materials go up, making manufactur-

We, in Canada, don’t like it when a government passes a law that says what we can’t do. This includes buying a house. But increase in interest cost can provide a stimulus to be more careful about incurring debt. The problem is, we aren’t very good at self-control. We don’t like laws, but we don’t hold ourselves back. That creates a dilemma for our national bank and our government. Now, introduce more costly manufacturing and a strong dollar, all holding back trade. Talk about damned if you do and damned if you don’t! Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of Canada, has talked about debt load

and the possibility of raising interest rates to curtail it if it doesn’t settle down. Perhaps, that message has been getting across. There is evidence that personal debt may be decreasing a bit. People may become a bit more cautious when buying houses. Maybe! Recently, house prices have slowed their growth and purchases of houses have decreased. Another positive sign! Governments often look to citizen spending to limit recessions but that’s not possible. Carney says we need to get people working again to cover. Canada has relied on trade with the US to pull us up. That’s not working now, and we have not adapted. Carney says we have gone from a 4.5 per cent share in world markets to a 2.5 per cent share. And we are still hoping for one of the world’s slower adapting nations – the US – to become more active. In the meantime, Asia and the southern Latin American countries are the fastest growing economic nations, and we are losing market share to China and other nations. Carney says we need to make the adaptation and start selling. The new chant is ‘Re-focus, Re-tool, and Re-train.’ Get us looking in a different direction and seeing what’s needed. We need to get our act together. We can’t spend for a solution. We have relied on our neighbor to the south to be our best market. That reliance has caused us to lose ground. In order to get going again, we must make the adjustments that will allow us to grow.

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Nine projects will receive funding from the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund in 2012. “The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved a total of $216,194 in funding for projects this year,� explains RDEK Columbia Valley Directors Committee Chair, Gerry Taft. “It is encouraging to see the work that has been done over the past two years with the financial assistance of the Local Conservation Fund and we are looking forward to the progress that will be made in the coming year to help protect or enhance the ecosystems and environmental values in the Valley.� The Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund is administered by the East Kootenay

Conservation Program (EKCP) on behalf of the RDEK. A Technical Review Committee, made up of a number of Columbia Valley residents, reviews the funding applications and makes recommendations to the EKCP and RDEK. “This Local Conservation Fund is successfully providing a locally-generated source of funding that leverages other investment in our area,� says Dave Hillary, Manager of EKCP. “Now in its third year, it has established a track record of protecting the values we care about, from conserving wetlands and grasslands to protecting water quality and special places.� This is the third full year for the program. In 2011, over $280,000 was approved for 10 projects. In 2010, a total of $83,550 was approved for eight projects. For more information on the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, please visit

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Gladys Ferguson will be held at Christ Church Trinity Saturday, May 5th at 2 p.m.

Thomas Glenn Thorson “Pops” 1921 - 2012 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Thomas Glenn Thorson announces his passing on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at 91 years of age. Tom was born on March 17, 1921 in Kingman, Alberta and raised in Okotoks, Alberta. He served in the RCAF during WWII. He worked for Calgary Power as a linesman and then on electric systems at City Of Calgary until he retired. Three years before he passed away, Tom moved to Invermere, British Columbia to live closer to his family. Tom is survived by his sons Robert and Donald, daughters Marian (Laurie Curson), Elaine (Scott Wallace) and Jean (Mike Simons), 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his sister-in-law Evelyn Thorson. He was predeceased by his wife Helen, brother Arne and sister Inez. At Tom’s request, there will be no funeral service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in his honour may do so to the Stars Foundation, 1441 - Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Survey Assistant Focus Corporation is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that provides a wide range of geomatics, oil and gas facilities engineering, transportation and land development/municipal services throughout Western Canada. We are currently seeking a Survey Assistant to join our Invermere team. Along with an exciting, challenging and dynamic atmosphere, we offer an excellent compensation package that includes a competitive salary, mobilization costs, excellent group health benefits, fitness program and group RRSP plan, along with the opportunity to work in a progressive environment. To find out more about this exciting job opportunity visit our careers section at > Join our team.

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Help Wanted EXPERIENCED SERVICE Provider for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/ beneďŹ t package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. E-mail:

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Spur Valley Golf Course has an immediate position for grounds crew, seasonal full time position. Mechanically inclined preferred. Wage negotiable based on experience email resume to: or drop off at maintenance department attention Kelly

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualiďŹ ed Machinist. Position comes with a competitive beneďŹ t package and applicant must possess a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502.



WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barristaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.




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RN, RPN or LPN Needed to work nights 1:1 in home with a medically fragile baby in the Invermere area. Union wages, beneÂżts and full support provided. If you want to make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life please fax your resume to 1-250-762-9898 Attention Debra Leverrier or email


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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. Duties include semi-skilled, manual labour, Ă owerbed planting and maintenance. To be eligible you must be in good physical condition, and possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License. Knowledge of small engines would be an asset. This position within C.U.P.E. 2982 bargaining unit and wages follow the Collective Agreement. General Hours of work: 8:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 p.m. Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday With the possibility of weekend work Applicants are invited to submit their resumes to: Kim Leibel, Manager of Building & Protective Services District of Invermere PO Box 339 (914 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8th Avenue) Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0 Fax: 250-342-2934 Applications will be received by the Manager of Building & Protective Services at the District of Invermere ofĂ&#x20AC;ce up to and including 2:00pm, Monday April 30, 2012





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Associate Publisher/ Sales Representative The Free Press, Fernie, BC

The District of Invermere is seeking applications for our Casual Employee list for the 2012 season in the Public Works Department. To be eligible you must possess a valid class 5 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Special consideration will be given to people with previous construction or municipal works experience including Environmental Operators CertiĂ&#x20AC;cation. An air brakes endorsement or a valid class 3 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license would be an asset. Under the supervision of the Public Works Foreman, the casual employee performs a variety of manual labour duties and equipment operations. Work involves the general maintenance of municipal infrastructures including roads and streets, storm drainage, water and sewer systems, parks, cemetery and buildings. The primary tasks considered for this posting involve buildings, parks, roads and utility maintenance and repair. Applicants must possess sound communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of WCB regulations would be an asset. This position is within C.U.P.E. 2982 bargaining unit. A full job description is available for this position. Applicants are invited to submit their resumes to: Kim Leibel, Manager of Building & Protective Services District of Invermere PO Box 339 (914 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8th Avenue) Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Fax: 250-342-2934 Applications will be received by the Manager of Building & Protective Services at the District of Invermere ofĂ&#x20AC;ce up to and including 2:00 p.m., Monday April 30, 2012.

The Free Press has an opening for a full time Associate Publisher/Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and fun, but results-oriented team, and will be able to meet and exceed sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients, while at the same time developing new business for the newspaper. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast-paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an everchanging business environment. The successful candidate will also be an active member of the community and be willing to get behind community initiatives and events with a positive and helpful attitude. A vehicle and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence is required. We offer a great working environment with a better than average compensation plan, along with a strong beneÂżts package. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5 pm, Monday, April 30, 2012. Thank you to all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Dave Hamilton P.O. Box 2350 Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0 No phone calls please.

Trades, Technical CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete ďŹ nishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103, EXCLUSIVE â&#x20AC;&#x153;THINKBIGâ&#x20AC;? Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:


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ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING garbage, brush & construction disposal, mulch deliveries Call Dale Hunt 250-342-3569

72â&#x20AC;? x 30â&#x20AC;? table with folding legs - $ 50.00 250-342-6060


EDGEWATER 3 acres 6 bdrms 4 full baths 2 kitchens 2 living rooms 10 appliances. $950/mth. 403-650-8654

Misc Services HAVE A PILE OF GARBAGE to get rid of? Give Odd Jobs Ent. a call. 250-342-3569

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Appliances Kenmore washer & Beaumont dryer, used less than 3 months. Both are white, and in mint condition. $650 for the pair. Call 250-342-9059

Garage Sales Moving Out Sale - furniture, household items, art & ornaments, misc bldg materials, tools, everything must go! Sat & Sun 10 - 2, 5131 Riverside Dr, Fairmont Aviation Estates Newhouse Multi Storage locker # 10. 2 blocks west of Dairy Queen Sat. April 28 & Sun April 29 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. Flat back rain barrel. 42 gal. capacity - $ 50.00 250-342-6060 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Ladies R Adams idea hybrids 7 clubs + putter & bag. $150. also Big Brother Riviera 1 -7, lady hogan irons 4-10 + zebra putter & bag $75 250-342-2822 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082

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24â&#x20AC;? x 42â&#x20AC;? Computer desk with keyboard drawer - $50.00 250-342-6060

5 bedroom home. Close to schools. Recently renovated. 250-341-1106

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Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New, Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC 250-462-7055.

Revenue Property WINDERMERE, B.C. Well built house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms up; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath down in self contained suite. Across from school. Very clean, partially renovated and ready for immediate occupancy. Single detached garage. For details and pictures go to: or call 250-341-5316.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent AKISKINOOK resort - 1 bdrm fully furnished condo, indoor pool, hot tub. $750/ month includes cable. Call 403-281-3991

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.

Duplex / 4 Plex Windermere 2 bdrm suite, recently renovated,4 appliances, large deck, large yard, view of lake, separate entrance, ample parking, 3 blocks from beach. Avail immediately $700/mth. Call or text 250-409-7435 or WINDERMERE Bright 2 bedroom upper unit quiet 4-plex with beautiful view, large yard separate parking & entrance $700/mth plus electricity plus D/D. N/P Available immediately to mature & responsible tenants. References required. Call 403-258-3132

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Serving the Valley for over a decade! $100 & Under

DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.

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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

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Located in central Invermere 2 year old, 3 bedroom house, 2.5 baths, lots of upgrades.

For details and pictures please go to Ad ID 370074280 or call 250-342-6956 Invermere: large 4 bedroom house, 13th St. W/D, DW, N.S. $1200 + utilities avail May 1. Call 250-341-1650 Kinsman Beach: 3 bedrm house W/D, DW, microwave, wood stove & ďŹ replace. $1000/mo. Call 250-342-6975


INVERMERE - Bright, spacious 2 bedroom lower suite for rent. Big bright windows all around - lots of natural light. Located just around the corner from Sobeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - you can walk everywhere! Large yard (maintained by landscaper), off street parking. Looking for quiet , clean, long term tenants. Available now. $700 + utilities N/S, N/P, W/D 403-678-8187.

BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Big Foot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

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. Windermere 2 bdrm, 4 plex, walkout, recently renovated & painted, 6 appl, large deck, large yard, views of lake, sep. entrances, ample parking, 3 blocks from beach, large wood burning stove, pets considered. Available immediately. $800/mth Call or text 250-409-7435 or email

Suites, Upper Radium 2 bdrm, 2 bath Utilities included. Underground parking. Available immediately $900/mth 780-903-0900

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.


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Legal Notices Corix Utilities Inc. 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, PO Box 9340 STN PROV GOVT,

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CHARMING 2 BEDROOM HOUSE! Excellent location, Valley view. W/D, D/W, $850 + utilities. Available. Jeff 250688-1105

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Blast Off â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jill Andrews, Hayley Wilson and Kate Atkinson

Metabolic training for maximum results Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re short on time, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve reached a plateau or you just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shed those extra pounds despite numerous hours in the gym, it might be time to learn more about metabolic training. Metabolic training refers to high intensity compound exercises for short periods of time with little to no rest in between. Simply put, metabolic training bridges the gap between weight resistance workouts and long cardio sessions. The two get blended together into a short, intense, challenging exercise routine with maximum rewards. The end result; ex-

treme calorie burn during the workout and an increased metabolic rate after the workout. A metabolic training workout should incorporate exercises that use multiple joints and large muscle groups, such as a squat to dumbbell press or lunge to lateral raise, as these exercises recruit more muscle fibres and hence more energy (calories) than a simple seated bicep curl. Second, a metabolic workout should use moderate to high intensity exercises that recruit your anaerobic energy systems for a set period of time. This might involve plyometric

exercises that require jumping, lifting as heavy as you can or performing full body exercises with little to no rest in between. And finally, a metabolic workout should make you â&#x20AC;&#x153;feel the burnâ&#x20AC;? in your muscles caused by the buildup of lactic acid, a secondary effect of anaerobic exercise. In terms of perceived exertion, you should feel breathless throughout the workout and it should feel very hard. Metabolic training will improve your cardiovascular health and muscular endurance, not to mention the positive effects it will

have on your body composition and weight management. Metabolic training enhances hormones that promote â&#x20AC;&#x153;lipolysisâ&#x20AC;? or fat loss and is proven to burn a ton of calories. Research shows that this type of workout can burn up to 250 calories in 15 minutes, but more importantly, it can increase your metabolic rate for up to 72 hours following the workout, which means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be burning hundreds of extra calories as you go about your day! Metabolic training creates an oxygen deficit in your body and small tears in

your muscles, which send your metabolism into overdrive to repair muscles and bring the body back to its pre-exercise state. Want to learn more about metabolic training? Join Fitness 4 Life personal trainers once a week for their $2 NO EXCUSE WORKOUT. Metabolic training is at the core of this new program, so you can expect short bursts of plyometrics and full-body compound exercises with short rest periods. This intermediate to advanced workout is only 12 to 20 minutes in length, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be huffing and puffing the

whole time. Personal trainers will workout with the group to help motivate everyone to make it through this high intensity workout that will push your muscles and cardio to exhaustion. Be prepared to

sweat and test your willpower. Lack of time or money is no longer an excuse to get active. For more information, please contact Fitness 4 Life at 250-688-0024 or 250-688-0221. Yours in Health, Hayley, Kate, & Jill

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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


WELCOME YOU TO A SHARED MINISTRY 250-342-6644 Fax 250-342-6643 100-7th Avenue, Invermere


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.


326 - 10th Ave. 250-342-9535 REV. TREVOR HAGAN Senior Pastor

Hwy. 93/95 1 km north of Windermere Pastor: Murray Wittke

Sunday, April 22thnd Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Worship & Word Worship and Life Instruction Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Provided â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Journey: Divine Resources Call the office at 250-342-9511 CHURCHâ&#x20AC;? for more information. Pastor Trevor ministering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;K.I.D.S.â&#x20AC;? Church, for children Age 3 to Grade 1; Sharing Truth and Grade 2 to Grade 5, Showing Love during the Morning Service.

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The Valley Echo has put together a 12 month community calendar for the Columbia Valley. Each month, we'll print the following month's page. To add your community event to the page, email the date, time and location to by the third Sunday in each month. For additional information about the calendar and participating in the 2013 edition, please call 250-342-9216.

Photo by: John Hague

P ROTECTION for what matters

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May 2012 Monday



Wednesday Thursday


Night at Inv. 2 1 Scrabble Library, 6 - 8 p.m.





Fresh Fridays Open Mic Nite @ Pynelogs, 7 p.m.

Wings Over the Rockies Art Show at Pynelogs LWDRGC Center Fire Rifle Competition


Bingo, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 p.m.





Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day at Inv. Library, 1 - 2:15 p.m. Bus provided

Over the 12 11 Wings Rockies Banquet LWDRGC Fuddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fantasy Sporting Clays Shoot

Wings Over the Rockies Art Show at Pynelogs Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day



Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Brunch Edgewater Community Hall, 10 - 1 p.m.


Victoria Day Bingo, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 p.m.









Scrabble Night at Inv. Library, 6 - 8 p.m.



Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day at Inv. Library, 1 - 2:15 p.m. Bus provided


Min Ma & Neil Patterson Exhibition Artym Gallery May 18, 6-9 p.m. Show until May 27


GoGo Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kazuri Jewellery Sale, Pynelogs, 1-4 p.m.

Backwoods Blues Festival


ICAN Adoption Event, 2 - 6 p.m.


Adventure Club Gr. 5-7: 3:30 - 5 p.m. Inv. Public Library

Days Bingo, 31 30 Canal CF Civic Centre, 7 p.m.

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