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PHOTO BY NICOLE TRIGG/THE ECHO Premier Christy Clark takes time before her formal presentation to individually greet many of the women who attended the the Women's Town Hall that took place at the Lions' Club in Invermere on Tuesday, July 28. Clark delivered a strong message about her party's commitment to the private sector, education, the environment and tourism in British Columbia.

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topics at the Lions' Club in Invermere on Tuesday (July 28). At a Women’s Town Hall organized by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) Women in Business Committee, all eyes were glued on the most powerful woman in the province as soon as she walked into the room and began moving from table to table, introducing herself with a hearty handshake and dazzling smile to as many women as possible before taking to the podium for her formal presentation.

Her message was clear, and her energy and anecdotal sense of humour were infectious, despite having had already spoken to constituents in Revelstoke and Golden earlier that day. “We don’t have a democratic process if people don’t believe their government listens to them,” Clark emphatically told the room, “because if people don’t believe CONTINUES TO 'LIQUIFIED' ON PAGE A3

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Premier Christy Clark was in Golden on July 31 to throw her support behind Doug Clovechok who will run for the BC Liberals in Columbia River-Revelstoke in next year’s provincial election in May. Clovechok was acclaimed to be the candidate at a selections meeting held at the Golden Civic Centre. “I am here to help nominate a candidate in a riding that is held by the New Democrats and has been since 2005. The reason I am here is because I believe we can win this riding back,” Clark said. Clark called Clovechok “the best possible candidate to win this riding for the BC Liberals” and said Clovechok is a man who will not make promises to people that he can not keep. “What Doug is going to be facing in this next election is a candidate on the other side who does not believe in resource development. A candidate who does not fundamentally believe in the power of the private sector. Adrian Dix says that resource development is a disease,” said Clark. “I fundamentally disagree with that. That is what has built our province. It’s what has built the Kootenays. It is what is going to build our future for our children and families no matter where they live.” Clovechok was then given the chance to speak to the people who came out to the meeting. He thanked everyone in attendance and all of the people in the area who helped him leading into the nomination. He also thanked current Liberal MLA for Kootenay East Bill Bennett whom he referred to as a mentor and friend. “This has historically been a Social Credit riding and was a BC Liberal riding and we should never have lost it,” Clovechok said. He went on to speak about some of the issues which he has been discussing with peo-

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ple over the last two years in the area. One of those issues dealt with the DriveABLE program. Clovechok said there were some issues with the program in its original set up but the provincial government has made those changes. He told the story of a local senior who contacted him due to his frustration with the system. “We had an NDP MLA come from the coast into Cranbrook with Norm Macdonald and they scared seniors. They absolutely terrified seniors and that was wrong,” he said. He explained he has been going into different towns to speak to seniors with a registered nurse and at times with the RCMP Staff Sgt. to clarify the truth about the program. Another issue he has been working with different communities on is flood protection and issues with the Trans Canada Highway. “Christy had the opportunity today to come through the Roger’s Pass and she knows what our highway is like there,” Clovechok said. “You can shut communities down for 18 days from the rest of Canada. We have to do something about that.” He also spoke about “a group of people that are trying to limit our access to our backcountries.” “They want to shut down our backcountries and shut down our waterways so that you and I and our kids don’t have the birthright that we have in

British Columbia to use those systems,” he said. “It has got to stop and I am going to fight with you to do that.” Clovechok added that he felt people have to respect the environment but did not see the need to be preservationist. “We do not want the extinction of human beings from this land. We want to use them,” he said. The new candidate went on to give his word to the people who live in the riding. “Today what I will do is give you a promise. I promise you that I will represent this riding to Victoria and not the other way around. If you know me and the people Norm Macdonald who do know me will tell you I am not fun in the corners. My elbows are up and I tell you what Norm Macdonald, get your hockey helmet on because it is game on,” Clovechok said. “No disrespect to Norm Macdonald because he is a nice guy but I am more than a nice guy. I can out nice him and I can out work him.” Clearly the BC Liberals are going to be running a very negative campaign, said Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA and NDP forest critic Norm Macdonald in an email, if Clovechok's comments and those by the premier are any TO 'CAMPAIGN' ON PAGE A5

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their government listens to them, then people don’t believe their government represents them.” Re-establishing trust, both federally and provincially, and particularly in her own party, is the job politicians are faced with today, she said, and evoked laughter from the audience by openly admitting that “I don’t think the whole HST debate did us a whole lot of good, frankly.” “That experience has stayed in people’s hearts,” said Clark, noting that even those who agreed with the HST opposed the government’s lack of consultation with British Columbians. “One of the things I wanted to accomplish in getting back into politics was to try and find ways to PHOTO BY NICOLE TRIGG/THE ECHO re-establish that connection with people (l-r) Regional District of East Kootenay Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth, Town of Golden Mayor Christina because it really matters that people feel Benty, B.C. Premier Christy Clark, Village of Radium Hot Springs Mayor Dee Conklin and Village of Canal Flats like they are connected to their provin- Mayor Ute Juras after the Women's Town Hall at the Lions Hall in Invermere on Tuesday (July 28). cial government.” One way she’s trying to bridge the gap the hardest job that anybody does in any pointed out, as liquefied natural gas simply is to meet with groups that are almost society,” she said, pointing out that people evaporates if there is a leak, unlike heavy exclusively women when she travels naturally do a better job as a parent when oil, which is why B.C. must see benefits for around the province because she finds there is no stress around paying the mort- education, infrastructure and health care if that women talk differently when given gage or putting food on the table. pipelines like the Enbridge Northern Gatethis opportunity. Effortlessly segueing into a discussion way Project are going to happen. “I also, though, want to make sure I’m on the economy, Clark said she can try “I’ve had some lonely meetings with all hearing what women have to say,” she to make it easier for families to get along the other premiers in Halifax getting mad at said because women, as the lynchpins of in life by enabling a thriving private sec- me because I didn’t just say, gee you can put families — which she said were defined tor economy in which people can eas- your pipeline through British Columbia,” in any number of ways, either same-sex ily find jobs with which to support their she said, referring to the annual Council of marriages, single parents or close knit loved ones. the Federation meeting that she walked out communities of friends — play a vital role “When I say I care about families, I also of last week, making headlines right across in the success of any community, prov- mean I care about the economy, the two the country because she won’t support ince and country. are inextricably linked,” she said. “When a national energy strategy that doesn’t ad“Family is the single, most important the economy is thriving, communities are dress concerns about moving heavy oil building block of any successful com- doing better.” across B.C. and its coastlines.”We’re going munity,” Clark said. “We cannot succeed Communities across B.C., including to have to make sure we’re protecting our as communities or as a province or as a the Columbia Valley, stand to benefit environment as a top priority before that country, if families aren’t successful.” from the liquified natural gas sector — pipeline is going to have a chance at going Her decision to re-enter politics after es- her number one priority. With an energy through British Columbia.” tablishing herself as a successful colum- capacity equal to that contained in AlB.C. currently has the second-best job nist and radio show host was inspired by berta’s oil sands, B.C.’s natural gas stands creation record in the country, said Clark, her desire to make British Columbia a bet- to become a trillion and a half dollar in- with 61,000 new jobs, of which almost all ter place for families. In her opinion, she dustry by 2020. are full time. Yet while more families are said, raising children to be good citizens is “It’s going to have an impact all through- working today than a few years ago, she the most important job in the world. out the Columbia Valley and in every said she understands this statistic is not “Instilling character, giving them your other part of the province,” Clark told the equally felt in all communities. values, teaching them morals that will car- gathering. “It’s an incredible opportunity “Some are thriving, some still strugry them through for the rest of their lives, for us here in this province.” gling,” she said. “Economic development that is the hardest job in the world, that is It’s safer for the environment, too, she needs to flow throughout the province.”

Acknowledging the Women’s Town Hall event was non-partisan and that she was there to share her BC Liberal party’s views, Clark opened the floor to questions, which touched on a range of topics, from health care issues and daycare, to the carbon tax and workforce demographics, to the lack of basic economics training in the K to 12 public education system. “Is there anything that can be done to look at introducing some sort of core subject that addresses the need for family finance, budgeting, economics 101 in some sort of plain language so that… people can make more informed choices about their vocation, jobs, expected rates of pay and things like that?” asked one audience member. “I couldn’t agree with you more,” said Clark, whose father was a teacher. “In our education system, we spend all of our time having a debate between adults about what’s right for the adults in the system and we spend precious little thinking about what’s good for the children.” Fights between the union and the government are always about money and conditions of work, she said, which leaves precious little time for the conversations they should be having. “I think we should be thinking about how to make sure the best teacher, the right teacher, is in front of the right group of kids, teaching the right subject,” said Clark. Without an individualized education plan for every child that incorporates basic economics throughout the already established curriculum, B.C. is bound to fall behind, she said. Retooling the education system so that students were jobready upon graduation if they so choose would also help retain the staggering 20 per cent of children who drop out of high school without graduating. “A disproportionate number of those are First Nation kids,” she said. “It is absolutely wrong.” “We are in a global talent by the way,” Clark went on, noting that B.C. — even with 100 per cent employment — has only two thirds of the people needed for the one million job openings forecasted for the next ten years. “If we can’t even make CONTINUES TO 'CLARK' ON PAGE A5

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indication. "[Clark] makes statements that completely misrepresent the facts," Macdonald said. "Inaccurately attributing comments to a political opponent is behavior that my constituents will not accept. We expect campaigns to be conducted with respect and with integrity, and it is a shame that this is how they choose to begin. "The communities that I represent have been built based on resource development. People in this area know better than anyone just how important it is to use our natural resources wisely," he said. "I believe strongly that local people should have the largest say on how our land and resources are used. Over the last 11 years, in one example after another, we’ve seen the BC Liberal government remove the opportunity for local decision-making. And the people I represent simply reject that top-down approach." —with files from Nicole Trigg/The Valley Echo

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sure we are growing our own talent to its fullest potential, we are going to lose.” To this end, encouraging in-migration across Canada as well as immigration from around the world is also key as immigrants stand to make a huge contribution, she said. On tourism, a subject particularly relevant to those present, Clark said a provincial tourism marketing strategy to replace Tourism BC was underway, and that the doubling of B.C.’s trade presence in Asia, particularly in China, would be instrumental in helping access the biggest growing middle class in the world. “They’ve got money to spend and we want them to spend it here,” she said, and in response to concerns that Vancouver and Whistler had taken control of the spotlight, acknowledged that marketing work had to be done to link the Canadian Rockies and Kootenays to B.C.’s reputation as an international tourist destination. After a standing ovation and flurry of photographs, in a private interview with The Valley Echo the premier further elaborated on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project vis-a-vis the national energy strategy, and also commented on the local hot topic — Jumbo Glacier Resort. “If we’re going to sign a document that says we’re going to do something, we should actually be making it real on the ground, and so that’s my issue with the national energy strategy, Alberta isn’t even coming to the table,” Clark told The Echo and, leaning forward, said with powerful conviction: “The federal government will not ever, ever be able to force this pipeline through British Columbia without our consent, I guarantee you that. Yes,

technically they might have the levers to do it. It will never happen." As for Jumbo, the premier said that while the Province gave its approval, it’s up to the private sector to make it economically viable. “This sat around government for twenty years, and nobody had the temerity to make a decision, and when the decision hit my desk, I said, ‘For goodness sake, it’s been two decades, we are going to make a decision,’ and that’s what we did,” she said. “(But) it’s their call, it’s their investment.” The premier received a personal thanks from Bonnie Bavin, from Bavin Glassworks in Invermere, for coming to the valley to meet with the group. Bavin said that while the timeframe of the meeting didn’t allow for Clark to address anything in-depth, she appreciated there was the ability to give input. “I think anytime we get a premier in this part of the province, it’s always a great thing, just the fact that they get to see where we come from,” said Bavin, “and it was also great to have a meeting with just women.” Invermere resident Kim Harris, whose husband suffers from a brain injury, went to the event to raise the issue of a brain injury rehabilitation facility in B.C. with the premier. She said that while her campaign wasn’t really addressed, she didn’t expect it to be because the meeting was more business-oriented, which she quite enjoyed. “[Clark] is a fantastic public speaker, she’s very good, she’s to the point, she knew all her stuff, and I could quite frankly see people changing their vote if they met her in person for the next election,” Harris said. “She did bring up some interesting points about Enbridge, our resources in British Columbia, her thoughts on education, and you saw a lot of head nodding in the room.”


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After the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, led a B.C. Liberal Party charge from Revelstoke to Invermere last week showcasing the nomination of Invermere College of the Rockies campus manager Doug Clovechok as her party's official candidate for the coveted Columbia River-Revelstoke riding, the race for the next provincial election is on. Set for May 14, 2013, the election is still seven months away, but the gloves are out and the fistswinging has already begun. How refreshing would it be if the political debate between candidates could remain free of personal digs and character assassination for once? Long gone are the days when campaigns consisted solely of politicians earnestly appealing to the public on a range of issues with promises of what they could deliver. In fact, I'm not even sure those days existed. With the Liberals currently trailing behind the NDP in recent polls, many are expecting to see some major upheaval the next time voters are presented with a ballot. With this kind of pressure, things are bound to get nasty, but only if we let them. I think it's up to constituents to let their party representatives know what is acceptable and what isn't. Without the jeers and hits below the belt, a real debate can actually take place, one that argues the merits of opposing political platforms and avoids the usual mudslinging and insults that have become the standard drill each time an election is called. It's by focusing on their own party line that politicans will earn the respect of not only their own supporters, but of those who are open minded enough to consider both sides of the coin. How unfortunate that politics have become a win-lose conflict instead of a dynamic forum of ideas that welcomes everyone's contribution. Even when the "majority" wins, this is not to say the "losing" side no longer has anything to offer. I was reminded at the recent Women's Town Hall that Premier Christy Clark had annoucnced a new 10-point anti-bullying strategy to help fight bullying across the province. The next step is to be role models for our youth and express ourselves intelligently without belittling each other.

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View from the Hill — Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks

Focus is jobs, long-term prosperity Our government’s top priority is creating jobs, growth and longterm prosperity. During this last parliamentary session in particular, we delivered on our government’s commitment to Canadians to strengthen our economy and support Canadian families and jobs. Throughout the summer, I have been travelling and speaking with constituents throughout Kootenay Columbia and I have had the opportunity to highlight some of these initiatives. We introduced and passed the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act which implements many important measures from Economic Action Plan 2012. We have implemented key commitments we made to Canadians by passing

bills that will safeguard Canada’s (kidnapping of a young person). economy by updating the laws The bill has now gone through secwhich support Canada’s banking ond reading and committee and will system and make it the soundest in return to the House of Commons in the world. the fall for a vote at third reading. We strengthened Canadians Canada’s retirement “We have implemented can continue system by offering to count on our pooled registered key commitments we government to made... by passing bills pension plans. move forward And we promised that will safeguard on our commitCanadians to pass ments, make dethe Safe Streets and Canada's economy.” cisions and get Communities Act things done. during the first 100 days sitting days I look forward to continue meetof Parliament and we delivered on ing many of you this summer in the that promise. magnificent constituency of KooOn a personal note, I am particu- tenay Columbia. larly proud of the introduction of For more information, call 613my Private Member’s Bill C-299 — 995-7246 or email david.wilks an act to amend the criminal code

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Community Calendar AUGUST 7 & 8 •Flip your Switch From inner critic to inner coach 7-9:30 p.m. Super 8 WED AUGUST 8 •Seniors' Day at the library 1:15-2:15 p.m. FRI AUGUST 10 • Free Chamber Music Celebration hosted by the library at Christ Church Trinity, 1:30 p.m. •Maya Eventov show opens at Arym Gallery, 6 - 9 p.m. Runs until August 17. •Music on Main, Bob Benvenuti, 7 - 9 pm

SUBMITTED PHOTO Following the dramatic mudslide that sent a debris flow through Fairmont Creek and disrupted the entire village, the staff at Fairmont Hot Springs jump for joy as the resort, the lodge and the hot springs pools re-open on Friday (August 3). A few canyon hiking trails, the ski area and the Mountainside golf course and clubhouse remain closed. The resort has been working with renowned Canadian golf course architect Doug Carrick on how to use deposited materials to improve impacted holes and expects Mountainside to be up and running again soon.

SAT AUGUST 11 •Music on Main, L8, 7 - 9 pm

Ramble On — Marilyn Berry, Publisher

Connecting online via social media Social media — such a wide-ranging topic. How many of you are members of Facebook, LinkedIn or other social networking sites? I’m guessing a large number… but out of that number, what percentage are avid users? Those that check in several times a day to see what’s going on with their friends and to let friends know about their own activities. I confess I’m one of those avid users. It is sometimes irritating to see that some friends choose to post their every move but the contact you feel with those you can’t see on a frequent basis is very dear. Those who know me know that I have lived in many communities over my lifetime so I have many faraway friends, and Face-

book has become my link to them. The site serves many purposes and usage of them varies from individual to individual. The ability to post pictures, just for a personal example of a wedding, is fantastic. My son’s recent nuptials were posted for all to see within hours of the event. Babies become real to us as we watch them grow through the photos uploaded. Then there are the games people play… you name it, you can do it on Facebook! Bingo, Jeopardy, Scrabble, just to name a few. You know what they say about using your mind on a regular basis — it will keep it working, so use it or lose it and playing games is an entertaining way to use it.

Sometimes we just want to get something off our chests, so to speak. At the top of the screen, there’s the place that asks “What’s on your mind?” It’s a great way to spark a debate and exchange opinions. But there are more than the personal contact uses. The Valley Echo and many, many other businesses have their own Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, etc. If you use these sites, befriend or follow us. You’ll find information on upcoming stories as well as have the opportunity to tell us a little bit about what’s on your mind. We’re The Valley Echo on Facebook and @ TheValleyEcho on Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you!

THURS AUG 16 •Killer Rollbots present "Derby Baby!" at Bud's Bar & Lounge, $10, 8 p.m. SAT AUGUST 18 •Shuswap Band hosts one day gathering, white tent on Capilo Way on Shuswap Reserve, 11 a.m., everyone welcome! SUN AUGUST 19 •Family Fun Day Edgewater Community Hall 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Hall. •Invermere Library

open Noon-4p.m. 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 250-341-1509. •Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/ person. Visitors welcome. •EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Family Resource Centre. Info: 250-344-5674. 1st & 3rd TUESDAY •OPT clinic, 6:308:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing. 1st TUESDAY •Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Tanya, tanyadeleeuw65@ EVERY TUESDAY •Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan Klimek 250-3421195. EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. •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. •Market on Main, Radium, 4 - 9 p.m. •Music on Main, Radium, 7 - 9 p.m. EVERY SATURDAY •Farmer's Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., downtown Invermere •Edgewater Legion Open Market, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For tables, Doreen at 250-347-9550. •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Hip Hop Flip Flop class, Scrappy Do's, 5:30 p.m. •Music on Main, Radium, 7 - 9 p.m. 2nd SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Sing and Celebrate, 7 p.m. For more information call Clarence Stauffer, 250-3429580.

Rotary of Radium Hot Springs meets at Radium Resort, Wednesdays at 7 a.m. Ongoing fundraising is going towards the Bicycle Pump Track. Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at the Best Western Invermere Inn. The meeting on August 9 will host Elinor Florence, regarding Art in the Attic.


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Columbia Valley Police Files — Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Theft is ongoing in the Columbia Valley July 27 The Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft of two side-by-side ATVs stolen from a residence at Panorama. One is a Polaris Razor 9’ by 4.5’, 800 CC, red in colour with Mag tires. This ATV has a winter kit and a fully enclosed system. A winch is also on this ATV. The second ATV is described as a Polaris Raxor, silver in colour with red, black and white colouring — also a 800 CC with Mag tires. At 4:15 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment responded to assist BC Ambulance in regards to a call about a male who was having a bad reaction to

drugs taken. A friend with the 24-year-old male later advised the police his friend had taken some chemical type drug. The male began acting irrationally and, prior to the ambulance and police arriving, the male jumped from the upper deck of the pool and landed on cement from a height of approximately 20 feet. The male suffered multiple internal injuries, the most serious being a head injury. The male from Sherwood Park was stabilized at Invermere & District Hospital and flown to Calgary Foothills Hospital. His condition is serious. Later that evening

at 11:50 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment observed a speeding vehicle near 7th Avenue and 14th Street. The 2007 Chevrolet pickup driven by a 20-year-old male from Invermere was stopped and displayed signs of impairment. An ASD demand was read at which time the male blew a fail. The male’s driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle impounded. July 28 The Columbia Valley detachment responded to a complaint of a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am in the ditch near Forsters Landing Road on Horsethief Creek Road. The driver, a 49-year-old male from

Radium was located. His driver’s licence was suspended for two hours and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours. The male was also given a ticket for speed relative to road conditions. July 29 At 3:17 a.m., a Columbia Valley detachment member observed a vehicle speeding in the area of Laurier Road. The ‘97 Acura driven by a 23-yearold male from Calgary was stopped on Athalmer and Sarah Road. The driver displayed symptoms of drinking and an ASD demand was read. The male refused the test. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was

impounded for 30 days. The driver was also charged for driving without insurance. A wallet was stolen out of vehicle while parked at Kinsmen Beach. The doors were locked, however, the windows were down enough for someone to reach in and unlock the door. Keep your valuable items out of sight. Better to secure them in the trunk. Two quads were reported stolen in the area of Galena School Road in Spillimacheen. One is a green Bombardier 400 and the other a red Yamaha. With the good weather, our thieves are driving about and valuable items such as the ATVs and quads reported are easy prey. At 10:37 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a report of two males prowling in the area of houses near Eacrett Road. Patrols by the police were negative. July 30 At 1:30 a.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to an accident involving a 2006 Dodge Caravan van driven by a 33-year-old female from Canal Flats and a semi-trailer truck driven by a 57-yearold male from Ra-

dium. The semi had entered the highway from Burns Avenue in Canal Flats to travel northbound. The van was southbound and entered into the path of the semi. Fortunately, the semi driver was able to reduce his speed. The 33-yearold female was found to show signs of being impaired. At the detachment, a breath demand was read at which time the female blew over .08. The driver is charged with driver over .08 and impaired driving with a court date set for October 9.

A Personal Note Pucker Factor “Pucker factor� is a police terminology that happens during a shift when things are going fine, life is good, everything is happening according to plan, wife is happy, I have my ‘81 Corvette brand-new and, in a heartbeat, you go into a life-threatening situation. It happened to me one fine day while working traffic. I was on traffic section many years ago in my constable days for a period of six months. In the instance of a routine stop of a car, as soon as I pulled over the car, the driver sprang

out of the car. I don’t like it when that happens. The male immediately opens his rear door and he reaches in for something. I really don’t like that. I exit my police car as quick as I can, only to see the male back out from reaching in and now he’s pulling out a rifle. I really, really hate that. Pucker factor kicks in. As I’m reaching for my, back then six shooter, I can see the male is not holding the gun in a threatening manner, and he’s walking over to his trunk to open it with his key. I yelled at the guy to drop the rifle on the ground. He does and I get him to back away from the rifle. Once I secured the rifle, I turned to the male and asked him what the hell was he thinking. His main concern, I learned, is that he knew he had an insecure rifle in the car and would get hell for having it there and he wanted to put it in the trunk. We discussed his poor timing and judgement. He thanked me for not shooting him. I thanked him for the rifle. Oh yeah, since I was a traffic man, he got a speeding ticket. I then went on to the next traffic stop.

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Free resume-writing workshop offered New employment centre in Invermere encourages valley residents to update their professional first impression NICOLE TRIGG

For anyone un- or underemployed, often a resume is the only chance to make a great first impression and land that coveted interview. Studies show that employers take just 10 to 15 seconds to look at a resume before deciding if an applicant merits any more of their time. Such a short window of opportunity can be daunting but the new WorkBC Columbia Valley Employment

Centre in Invermere is here to help. The centre is offering a free resume-writing workshop on Wednesday, August 15 for anyone keen to learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter. Completing application forms will also be discussed and presentations will be given by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and WorkBC staff. "We're going to be giving them the latest up-to-date information on how to match their resume and cover letter to the job that they're applying for," said Jim Jenksinson, the employment centre's self help host and one of the workshop presenters. "This workshop is to help people taylor their applications to the job to increase their chances." He said he deals with lots of people who fire off their resumes to 80 employers and are amazed they don't re-

ceive a single reply. These people need to learn how to relate their skills and job experience to the job that's being advertised, he said, as opposed to the generic resume. As the hour and a half workshop may not be suitable for everyone, those interested are asked to call the office beforehand to determine if they should attend the session or participate in other employment planning sessions the centre offers. Two times are being offered — 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. The evening option is to accomodate those who work but still want help updating their resumes. To inquire about registration, please call 250-341-6889. For more information on other programs and services the centre offers, visit or drop in to the centre between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday. The employment centre is located above the Thrift Shop in Invermere at 1313-7th Avenue.

Check out the Valley Echo’s Renewed online videos of local events! commitment to Ktunaxa health Regional District of East Kootenay NICOLE TRIGG


Columbia Valley Pound Facility

A renewed commitment by Interior Health to health services for the Ktunaxa First Nation was made during the Ktunaxa First Nation's annual general assembly in Creston on Thursday, July 26. A letter of understanding (LOU) was re-signed between Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree and Ktunaxa Nation Chair Kathryn Teneese, reinforcing the positive relationship established between the two parties in 2009 when a commitment to improving the health of all Aboriginal peoples in the East Kootenay was first made. “The long term health of the Aboriginal population within the Ktunaxa’s Traditional Territory is a priority,” said Ktunaxa Nation Chair Kathryn Teneese in a press release. “By working with Interior Health, we are increasing the understanding of health and cultural needs and how best to meet them either in a clinical or community environment.” As a result of the 2009 agreement, a host of initiatives are currently underway that specifically address Aboriginal health concerns, including designated staff at Interior Health facilities who work with and support Aboriginal patients, the creation and implementation of programs that combine traditional practices with clinical methods, and physician and nurse visits to reserves to allow Ktunaxa people to receive health care services in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner. “Agreements, like the Letter of Understanding with the Ktunaxa Nation, are important for Interior Health,” said IH Board Chair Norman Embree in the release. “By continuing to work collaboratively with the Ktunaxa, and other First Nations and Aboriginal groups, we are increasing our ability to meet health needs, improve access and increase Aboriginal involvement in health service decisions.” This new Letter of Understanding is scheduled for review every five years, and encompasses health services for all Aboriginal peoples, including Métis and Inuit, who live within the Ktunaxa traditional territory, stated the release.

The Regional District of East Kootenay is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and companies to provide pound facilities for the keeping of impounded dogs and the collection of fees for RDEK Electoral Areas F and G, being the rural area from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen, as well as the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Request for Proposal details are available on our website www.rdek. (select Tenders/RFP). Please review the full package prior to submitting a proposal. Sealed proposals marked “Request for Proposal – Columbia Valley Pound Facility” addressed to the Building & Protective Services Department, shall be received at the Regional District of East Kootenay, 19-24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8, until 12:00 pm MDT on Friday, September 14, 2012. Submissions received after this time will be returned to the sender. Inquiries and requests for more information can be directed, in writing, to: Melody Munro, Compliance Officer

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ‘Ž—„‹ƒƒŽŽ‡›‘‰‘–”‘Žƥ…‡” The Regional District of East Kootenay is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and companies to provide dog control services for RDEK Electoral Areas F and G, being the rural area from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen, as well as the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Request for Proposal details are available on our website www.rdek. (select Tenders/RFP). Please review the full package prior to submitting a proposal. Sealed proposals marked “Request for Proposal – Columbia Valley Dog Control Officer” addressed to the Building & Protective Services Department, will be received at the Regional District of East Kootenay, 19-24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8, until 12:00 pm MDT on Friday, September 14, 2012. Submissions received after this time will be returned to the sender. Inquiries and requests for more information can be directed, in writing, to: Melody Munro, Compliance Officer

BYLAW 2376

Bylaw Amendment Columere Park Developments Ltd. The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Columere Park Developments Ltd. to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will change the zoning designation of the surface of the water to facilitate a proposed swimming area and day-use dock. The subject area is located on Columbia Lake and is shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2376 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 271, 2012 (Columbia Lake / Columere Park Developments Ltd.)” will amend the zoning designation of 0.38 ha of lake surface from WR-1, Water Resource Zone to WR-2, Water Resource Community Zone. A public hearing will be held at: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Spruce Room) 5225 Fairmont Resort Road Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G and the Village of Canal Flats. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: t inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; t mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or t present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Jean Terpsma, Planning Technician, at 250-489-0314, toll free at 1-888-478-7335, or email

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Who and what is living in Lake Windermere? SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles submitted by the Lake Windermere Ambassadors about the fish that live in Lake Windermere. Rainbow trout are native to Lake Windermere and are the most popular sport fish in the area. British Columbia’s rainbow trout descended from two ancient lines and can be divided into two types: the coastal rainbow trout and the interior red-band trout, the second of these two being what we find in the Columbia Basin. What do they look like? The spots on our rainbow trout are larger than the coastal variety, with light coloured tips on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Their colour is silvery overall, often with an iridescent pink to reddish band along the lateral line. Their tail is slightly forked (more forked on juveniles than adults). In spawning condition, the red stripe on their sides becomes more pronounced and their bodies darken to a smoky-grey hue. Rainbow can weigh up to 9 kilograms, but a typical catch in Lake Windermere will weigh approximately 675 grams. The largest rainbow trout ever caught in B.C. weighed almost 24 kg and came from Jewel Lake which is 500 kilometres southwest of Invermere. What do they eat? Have you found any leeches in the lake this year? These foes of human ankles are a preferred meal for rainbow trout. As predators, they eat a varied diet including crustaceans (shrimp and crawdads), mollusks (freshwater mussels and clams), and insect larvae such as those of caddis flies and black flies. They also eat fish eggs when available, including those of other rainbow trout and other salmonids such as Kokanee and other salmon.

Rainbow trout Where and when do they reproduce? Rainbow trout return to the same streams where they were born to produce their young. They usually spawn for the first time when they are three or four years old. Adults enter their natal streams in the spring. Female trout build gravel nests then lay their eggs. The eggs hatch between four to seven weeks later. Where do they live? Rainbow like cold, clear, high quality (well-oxygenated) water, and in rivers and streams they prefer to spend time in rapidly moving water. They might live in small creeks and other areas where water is moving swiftly. What should I know about living around waterbodies with rainbow trout in them? Rainbow trout are highly vulnerable to changes in their habitat. They can be negatively impacted by human activities that alter the amount or velocity of water in the stream, cause more sediment to flow into the water, reduce vegetation cover in or around the stream or the edge of the lake, or raise the water temperature. In order to protect the trout, it’s important to keep lakes and streams as close to their natural state as possible. If you own property bordering

a stream or lake, try to protect the existing vegetation, or even plant more native trees and shrubs near the water. Vegetation will help provide food and shade for the trout, and prevent the banks from eroding, which not only protects fish habitat, but your property. How can I fish for rainbow trout? Rainbow can be caught year-round and are considered very pleasant tasting fish. You can catch them by trolling a lure, by casting, fly fishing or still-fishing. They will bite a lure with worms and maggots, which can be purchased locally. You can obtain a licence to catch rainbow trout online at www. or in Service BC Offices across the province. In Invermere, the office is located behind the courthouse at 625 4th Street. It is important to check regulations for daily catch quotas and other important regulatory information. The daily quota for rainbow in Lake Windermere is five with some exceptions. Please check at Much of the information (and more!) found in this educational article can be found on the websites of B.C. Fish Facts, Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, and BC Ministry of Fisheries. The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are a society representing a cross-section of community stakeholders committed to directing water quality monitoring and lake stewardship. Their work is made possible by the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, Columbia Valley Community Foundation, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Habitat Conservation Fund, Real Estate Foundation of BC, TD Friends of the Environment, District of Invermere, Regional District of East Kootenay, and member donations. For more information, visit —Submitted by Danny Osborne and Kirsten Harma

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Bear Aware — Crystal Leonard, Community Co-ordinator

Fruit tree pickings Bear Sightings: No bear sightings reported last week. It’s that time of year to start thinking about picking your fruit trees. There is an incredible amount of fruit-bearing trees in the valley. Apples, crab-apples, cherries, apricots, pears, and many ornamental fruit bearing trees are located around the valley. The second annual Columbia Valley Fruit Swap program is starting up with a bang. If you have a fruitbearing tree and you don’t eat the fruit or if you want to pick fruit from a tree and use it, call me at 250-6880561. The idea behind the program is to swap contact information of people who want fruit with residents who have fruit trees. Simple! The program was started last year to put fruit that normally wouldn’t be eaten in the hands of people who will eat it. It’s also of course a great program to minimize attractants. The program does not guarantee that your fruit tree will be picked. Some types of fruit are less sought after and are hard to find people to pick them. If we are un-

able to match you with a picker, you will still need to pick your fruit tree. When residents don’t pick their fruit-bearing trees, the fruit will fall to the ground and become a food source for such animals as deer, skunks and bears. Sometimes when fruit is left long enough, it will ferment, consequently making birds, bears and other animals intoxicated from eating them. This may sound funny, but it’s not for the animal as they could end up in trouble fast. Bear Aware recommends that you pick fruit and allow it to ripen indoors; or pick daily as it ripens. If you do not want the fruit, consider pruning the tree vigorously or spray spring blossoms with a power washer to knock them off. If you no longer want to manage your tree, consider replacement with a native, non-fruit bearing variety. The communities of Invermere and Radium haven’t had any bear sightings for the last couple months. This is probably due to food such as huckleberries and buffalo

berries being available, along with lots of other forage, on higher ground. Often that food source becomes scarce around September and then bears will try to find other food sources to fatten up in preparation for hibernation. This is the time to be proactive about your fruit bearing tree. Bear fact: Grizzly bears have been noted to eat 100,000 buffalo berries in a day! To have enough energy for their winter sleep, they need to eat the equivalent of 300 apples or 60 hamburgers a day. To report a bear sighting or incident call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277. For more information on Bear Aware contact Crystal Leonard, Bear Aware Community Coordinator at 250-688-0561, i nv e r m e re @ b e a raw a re. or radium@bearaware. For more solutions check out the Bear Aware website at www.bearaware. Bear Aware gratefully acknowledges funding by Columbia Basin Trust, the MOE and the Communities of Invermere and Radium.

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Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, self-guided tour within the Columbia Basin. Meet the artists, shop for ďŹ ne art and craft, view demonstrations, special exhibitions, interpretive displays or chat with local historians during this two day cultural celebration! For further information visit our website or call.

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PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR 2013 Application forms for organizations which might be eligible for a Permissive Tax Exemption are now available at the Municipal Office, 914 – 8th Avenue and on our website at www.invermere. net (under documents, applications and forms (twice), permissive tax exemption). A Permissive Tax Exemption is a means for Council to support organizations within the community which further council’s objectives of enhancing quality of life and delivery of services economically. A Permissive Tax Exemption is strictly at the discretion of the District of Invermere Council. The application forms are for a full or partial tax exemption for 2013 property taxes as per regulations set out in the Community Charter. To be eligible, nature of the organization must be: • Not for profit organization • Charitable or philanthropic organization • An athletic or service club or association • Care facility or licensed private hospital • Partner of the municipality by agreement under s.225 of the Community Charter • Other local authority • Organization eligible under s.220 statutory exemption (e.g. public worship, senior home, hospital) Deadline for the receipt of applications: August 15, 2012. Please call our office at 250-342-9281 if you require any additional information. Karen CotÊ Director of Finance


For those who didn’t satiate their appetite for art this past weekend at the Columbia Valley Arts Council’s Tour of the Arts, another opportunity to lose oneself in the imaginative work of local creative minds is quickly coming up. This coming weekend, over 70 locations across the Columbia Basin, from artists’ studios and museums to art galleries and heritages sites, will be open to the public on both Saturday (August 11) and Sunday (August 12) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Columbia Basin Culture Tour presented by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA). This free, self-guided event gives art lovers the chance to see demonstrations, exhibitions and collections in venues that aren’t normally open and meet the artists themselves behind the scenes. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for artists, because they can just show their work and sell it right out of their studio,� said CKCA founding member and Invermerebased potter Alice Hale, who will be opening up her studio and showroom on Westside Road for the tour. Hale has been participating in the tour since it began four years ago. A potter with more than 35 years experience, she first came to the Columbia Valley as a teacher in 1963 when she was hired

SUBMITTED PHOTO A cream and sugar set created at the Sandpiper Studio in WIndermere, one of the local stops on this year's Columbia Basic Culture Tour taking place August 11 and 12.

by David Thompson Secondary School to teach art. “I had never taught art in my life,� she reflected with a laugh. Having mainly taught English, she enrolled in a night class for pottery making, thinking it would be something her students would enjoy learning. Instantly, she was hooked and by 1975 was doing so much pottery that she quit teaching to become a potter full time. Finding inspiration from the world around her, Hale’s pieces inevitably convey what she’s learned over the years while travelling extensively across the globe. A year in Europe, a three-week pottery course in China, a tour across Nicaragua with Potters for Peace as well as trips to Africa, South America, Nepal, China and Turkey to name but a few have all left indelible imprints on her own work. “Everywhere there is something unique but it’s amazing there are things that are similar everywhere (as well),� Hale said. “It’s as though it sort of came from a central point and moved out to all

the corners of the earth.� She uses many firing methods such as sawdust firing, saggar firing, and raku for her artistic works while her functional pieces — from dinner and tea sets to casseroles — are electric or gas fired. Both streams will be on display for the tour in addition to a shelf of pieces she’s collected from all over the world. Everything from clay, glass, paintings, writers, archives and quilts will be on display throughout four designated regions — the Southwest Basin, which includes Nelson, Rossland, Trail and Castlegar; the Northwest Basin with Kaslo and Nakusp; the Southeast Basin, which includes Fernie, Kimberley, Cranbrook and Canal Flats; and the Northeast Basin, with Fairmont Hot Springs, Windermere, Invermere and Golden. Representing the Columbia Valley in this regional art extravaganza in Invermere will be the Village Arts Artisan Co-op, Pynelogs Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, and the private studio of potter Alice Hale; in Win-

dermere, the Sandpiper Studio of Gorden Webster and Julie Gibb, in Fairmont Hot Springs, the private studio of Pat Luders, while the Headwaters Art Society will be putting on an exhibition and sale at the Canal Flats Community Hall. The Headwaters Art Society is a new group of local artists in Canal Flats, who heavily reflect the beauty of the natural environment in their work through wildlife and landscape paintings. After a successful first show last November, the group has been eagerly anticipating another event and their contribution to the Columbia Basin Art Tour will also feature performances by the Arabian Spice Bellydancers, and refreshments will be served. At the riverside studio of sculptor Pat Luders on the outskirts of Fairmont Hot Springs, visitors will be treated to her passion for sculpture that has two distinctive streams — portraits that reflect her love of people, and multi-media tables that allow for a freer expression of intuitive ideas and images. The Sandpiper hot glass studio in Windermere will showcase the collaborative award-winning work of Gordon Webster and Julie Gibb, who will also be offering live glassblowing demonstrations on site. Visit the website at www. to view full artist and venue profiles, details on each location’s activities or register to receive a tour brochure in the mail. For further information, call the CKCA at 1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877-5057355. Tour brochures are also available at tourist information centres and participating venues.


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Whazzup at Pynelogs — Joshua Estabrooks, CV Arts Council

Catch Pynelogs' latest show Yet another successful art show has come to a close down at Pynelogs Cultural Centre and, without missing a step, we are pleased to present our fourth juried show, which will feature six very talented local artists. Whether you are interested in pottery, photography, oil, acrylic or mixed media, there is sure to be a piece that speaks to your artloving soul. Paula Cravens, now a household name in the Columbia Valley’s art world, will be presenting a number of her acrylic paintings. Cravens was born and raised in a farming community in central Illinois, but has lived in the valley since 2004. She focuses her artistic explorations on colour and texture, and works with historical photographs to create timeless scenes in her signature style. Cranbrook’s Jane Murray describes her mixed-media work as process-oriented, breaking the barriers between abstraction and representational form. Her pieces explore the vibrant energy of our natural environment, reminding us

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that we exist on — and are made of — the earth. Fernie-based oil painter Tara Higgins is forever entwined with her natural surroundings. She will be unveiling her newest creations, which explore trees as monoliths. Invermere-based photographer Kimberley Rae Sanderson has been enamoured with light from a very early age. She owns and operates a successful photography, printing

and framing business in Invermere, and is always out with her camera capturing the world around her. Her pieces for this show are a series capturing the texture and pattern the June rains left on the landscape surrounding Toby Creek. Pauline Newhouse has been creating exquisite works of pottery for over 40 years. This year she will only be showing her work at Pynelogs and has named her offerings “Tagines, Bean Pots and Salads on the Side.� Invermere’s Deb Ede loves colour, lines and has a fascination with faces. She grew up in the valley, left, and returned, and is looking forward to showing some of her latest works, which she describes as very personal, coming from an emotional place in her soul. The show will run until Sunday, August 12, so come on down and check out our latest show. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to be entered to win a handmade tagine from Pauline Newhouse. The draw will take place on Wednesday, August 15.

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The Artym Gallery has been open in Invermere for over 10 years and in that time I have spoken to thousands of people about paintings, the Canadian artists that we represent and about art in general. One of the comments that I have heard hundreds of times is a variation on the theme of: “My kid could paint thatâ€? or “I could do that myself.â€? This is my response‌ I recently spoke to Maya Eventov, an artist whose solo exhibition will be featured at the Ar-

tym beginning on August 10 and this how she became the artist she is — beginning 40 years ago. Maya Eventov grew up in Russia and began her artistic training when she was just six years old. After expressing an interest in art, her mother signed her up for classes and by the time she was in Grade 4, she was attending an arts school that went up to Grade 8. From there, she attended an art high school associated with the art university that she later attended. Once she finished high school at the age of 17, Maya had the opportunity CONTINUES TO 'INSPIRATION' ON PAGE A15

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Building Your Wealth Some better news, but still a bit shaky What happens in the world’s largest economy affects Canada Someone asked me the other day “Why, if the US is doing so badly, do we always hear about what they are doing, especially in the financial news?” It’s a good question. There’s some good news and some not-so-good news in the answers. Sometimes, the answer gets lost in the mix of information coming in. First of all, it’s important to remember the US is still the world’s largest economy. Even at the low point of the recession, the economy of the US was bigger, by quite a bit, than any other in the world.

son – either of us. India, China and some of the Latin American countries - especially Brazil - are growing rapidly. That creates a whole cascade of problems, including some that cause us to question our values and how we can continue to hold them. But the one on which we are focused right now is the potential for either growth or shrinkage in our standard of living and of our own economy. I quoted Mark Carney in the last few articles. The Governor of the Bank of Canada has been talking a lot lately about two aspects of our financial per-

or the cultures, so there’s a lot of work ahead. That’s a challenge for our corporations and our government. It’s a challenge for ordinary people as well. How will this affect things like job prospects or the kind of work we do? What are the opportunities available for our kids, and how will they live? How will it affect our retirement prospects and plans? How do we assure ourselves of a decent retirement living? How do we invest our money, if we have any to invest? There are a lot of questions and the answers are

What happens in the world’s largest economy affects Canada - we are intricately tied to them. The second reason we hear so much about them is that their savings have always been higher than ours and they are increasing income, which means they have a bit more money to spend in the consumer economy. That is helping growth. Third, in comparison to the economies of Europe, the US is doing quite well. Growth of the US economy is calculated to be about 2.5 per cent this year, while Europe will be lucky if it stays above another recession. Right now the opinions range from grow of about +.02 per cent to a downturn of -3.0 per cent. Japan’s growth is expected to be +2.0 per cent. That keeps the American economy actually quite robust and always in our ears. The real challenge to both the major economies in North America is other countries in the world whose economies are growing at much faster rates, and we’re not doing so well in that compari-

formance that are a problem for him – and for our country. The first, of course, is our heavy load of family debt. Citizen spending has been one of the ways out of recession in the past. There is growing evidence that Canadians have heard the message about personal debt and are reducing the level. It’s coming down, which is good. It’s still high and reduction will take a long time, which makes problems. We can’t spend our way out. The second is the necessity to shift our exports away from the focus on the American market and onto other parts of the world. We have always tied our economy to the United States and to Europe. Europe is now doing poorly and the US only so-so. Carney feels we need to re-focus our manufacturing and our marketing attention on different goals and different products than those we have looked at traditionally. That’s not easy to do. We don’t know these economies, the languages

not always clear or easy, particularly if you are not watching this all the time. The challenges multiply and interact and are only getting more complicated, changing faster as time goes on. That’s part of what it means to be dealing with finances in a fast-changing world. Things happen every moment somewhere in the world. Quite often these things have a direct impact on what is happening in our valley. Sometimes we can see what that impact is going to be and sometimes it takes a while before the effect is visible. For me, it’s all part of the fascination with being alive and doing what I’m doing at this time in history. Stop in or call your financial advisor if you have questions that are affecting decisions you are making about your own personal finances. They will have many useful ideas which can be very valuable to anyone wanting to better understand what is going on now, and how best to plan to succeed in this increasingly complicated world.

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World-class glass at Pynelogs will delight NICOLE TRIGG

An incredible opportunity awarded to glass artist Leslie Rowe-Israelson has resulted in some rare glass work that will soon be on display at Pynelogs Art Gallery in Invermere. The recipient of a Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance artist grant, Rowe-Israelson used the funds she received to attend a residency at the Uroboros Glass Company in Portland, Oregon, one of three glass manufacturers in North America that specialize in warm glass creation. “It’s really amazing and they only invite six people a year down to the factory to use their glass,” she said. Rowe-Israelson, who is known for using a rare technique not practised by many of the world’s glass artists, said the experience was invaluable because not only was she able to experiment with new Uroboros glass in innovative ways, but she had access to their large kilns which allowed her to make large scale glass panels depicting the Canadian mountain landscape, all of which will be on display in her upcoming Pynelogs show.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Don't miss the stunning glass art by Leslie RoweIsraelson on display at Pynelogs from August 15.

“It’s the most incredibly exciting thing, you’re right in there with the hot glass coming off the layer, and noise, and soot and dirt and glass flying everywhere,” she said. Rowe-Israelson had applied for the

residency a year ahead of time and when it was awarded to her, she wasn’t sure how she was going to afford it. “I would have found the money somewhere, I would have crawled on my belly to get there,” she said, laughing. “There aren’t many people that get to go there and the artists that do get to go there are world class.” But once she discovered she had been named as a recipient of a Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance artist grant, her dilemma was solved. “The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance has been absolutely incredible helping artists to further and get new and innovative work done because without that you can’t afford to really experiment,” Rowe-Israelson said. Rowe-Israelson’s glass art show at Pynelogs Art Gallery and Cultural Centre will begin on Wednesday, August 15 with an opening reception at 8 p.m. that will include an informative PowerPoint presentation featuring the work and stories of world class glass artists. To find out more about Rowe-Israelson’s work, which is also on display at the Canada House Gallery in Banff, visit her website at

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to compete for a highly prized spot in the Academy of Art and Design, with only a handful of the applicants succeeding on the first try. To attend, Maya was required to pass six intense entrance examinations; three of them consisting of academics, such as literature, and the other three were specifically art exams. These exams took place over three days, about six hours per day. After spending five years at the Academy of Art and Design, Maya graduated and, being in Russia, was guaranteed a job; the better student you were, the more choices you were offered. You were also able to create paintings “on the side” — the artist union would offer you a stipend and your work would be put on exhibition.

SUBMITTED IMAGE The Artym Gallery is excited to present the work of internationallyrenowned Russian painter Maya Eventov.

Maya was only out of school for two and a half years, during which time she had a child, before she and her husband decided to move to Canada, 22 years ago. Only 26 years old, Maya was in a new country, experiencing culture shock and a language barrier with a young child. On top of this,

she was dealing with the assumption (a sadly prevalent attitude in Canada) that an artist won’t be successful and should pick up a “useful” skill set. After training for two decades already, what a daunting prospect it must have been for her. But when she came to Canada, Maya managed to bring

her watercolours, her paint brushes and her determination. Her father was later able to ship her some of her other supplies as well, and thus began Maya’s successful career as an artist. She has galleries all over the world, with showings in major art centres, including Toronto, New York, London England, Germany, Japan and more, including a modest little town in Canada called Invermere. So after 40 years of training and experience, Maya Eventov’s incredible paintings can be seen at the Artym Gallery this weekend. She will be in attendance for an opening reception on Friday (August 10) from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be doing a painting demonstration on Saturday (August 11) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Share in her story of determination and inspiration. —Submitted by Deanna Berrington

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Loop the Lake offers runners a fun, scenic challenge Popular annual running event hits the local trails this weekend NICOLE TRIGG

For many, summer is a time to rest and relax, take in some beach time and enjoy the sun. For others, it’s the perfect time to take to the trails which tend to be in perfect condition because of the warm weather. When the 17th annual Loop the Lake returns to Invermere on Saturday (August 11), it’s for this latter reason that hundreds of runners will be spotted on the trails in Windermere taking in the spectacular setting of the Columbia Valley in the early morning hours. “It’s our major fundraiser of the year,� said Rotary Club of Invermere treasurer and Loop the Lake organizer Yvonne Redeker. “It’s the one we count on for the bulk of the things that we do throughout the year.� Last year the popular running event raised over $25,000 between entrance fees and the generosity of great local sponsors, and monies raised this year will contribute to the Rotary Club’s current project, a waterpark. Loop the Lake is comprised of three different courses, which encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to take part. A 10-kilometre event starts near the community hall in Windermere and winds its way through residential neighbourhoods, trails and beach line be-

SUBMITTED PHOTO Participants set forth from the starting line in the 2010 event.

fore crossing over the Athalmer Bridge and finishing eventually at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre near Kinsmen Beach. A 21.1-km half-marathon course starts on the east side of the lake at the turnoff to the Windermere Golf Course, where it does an up-and-back to the golf course, across the highway, down through Windermere to the Windermere Community Hall where it joins up with the 10-km route. For those over 80 years old, a fivekilometre Octogenarian Relay starts in Windermere, but participants can choose any starting point along the final leg that suits their abilities. “One of the things that make this event unique is the fact that there are many families that register,� said Redeker. To encourage this trend, a special award is handed

out each year to the family with the most members registered and last year, it went to an extended family of 17. “We broke our record last year, we had 650 entrants, and we’re ahead of the game right at this point in time so we’re going to aim for 700,� said Redeker. Returning runners can expect the same course as the last three years, and can also rest assured their physical needs will be well met as plenty of water stations and toilet stops will be set up along the roads and trails with 40 to 50 volunteers on hand to help and offer any assistance. For safety reasons, no dogs, strollers or ear phones will be permitted on the course. Up until 6 p.m. on Thursday (August 9), registration forms can be dropped off at Crazy Soles or Summit Footwear & Apparel in Invermere, or register online with a credit card. In-person registration will take place all day Friday (August 10) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the community hall in downtown Invermere, where participants can pay and pick up their event t-shirts and course maps. Alternatively, last minute registrations will be accepted on event day beginning at 6:15 a.m. at check-in for the half marathon or at 6:30 a.m. at the Windermere Community Hall for the 10-km run. Start times for the half marathon and 10-km events are 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. respectively. Upon finishing, runners will be able to indulge in a hearty breakfast of hot pancakes that non-participants are also welcome to for $5 per person. For more information and to register, visit the website at

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Flying high with the 36th annual Lakeside Event Paragliders, hang gliders descend to land and water targets near Lakeside Pub NICOLE TRIGG

It’s a bird... it’s a plane... no, it’s the 36th annual Lakeside Event, which will be filling the skies above Lake Windermere with paragliders and hang gliders on Saturday (August 11). Touted as Canada’s longest running light aviation meet, the fun-filled spectator-friendly flyin co-founded by the late Daniel Saunders (Dano) takes place the same day as the cross country running event Loop the Lake, which Lakeside Event organizer Max Fanderl says is the perfect complement. Fanderl is a longtime hang glider, paragliding instructor and ultralight flight

SUBMITTED PHOTO BY GARTH HENDERSON A participant in a previous Lakeside Event hits the land target next to Lakeside Pub in Invermere.

instructor, and the owner and operator of Flying Max, offering lessons and tandem flights in the East Kootenay as well as other locations worldwide. “[Our event] also suits this crowd,� he said. “There’s a lot of spectators, families, they hang out on the beach, they see the flying going on.�

On average, the event attracts between 50 and 80 pilots every year, plus friends and spectators who, in addition to keeping their eyes peeled for incoming pilots, are kept busy with family friendly activities at Lakeside Pub near James Chabot Provincial Park in Invermere, the official base for the event.

From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., paragliders and hang gliders will launch one by one from the top of Mt. Swansea and make their way to targets by the base — an inner tube set up in belly-deep water for hang gliders so their wing is still above the water when they land, and a 12 to 14 foot baby pool set up on the beach for the paragliders to land in. A couple of trucks will be transporting the pilots up Swansea throughout the day, who will have upwards of two attempts to nail their target landing and compete for the cash prizes that will be awarded for first, second and third in both flying categories, as well as biggest splash. An area next to Lakeside Pub will be fenced off to ensure the landing approach is safe, but the public is welcome to walk in and talk to the pilots to get more information, said Fanderl. Spectators can also choose to watch from the launching pad at the top of Mount Swansea but will

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Al-Anon - Are you concerned about or affected by someone else’s drinking? If so, please join us. Al-Anon meets EVERY Monday in Invermere at 7:15 PM at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 712 - 12th Ave, (behind the Invermere hospital). For information, please call 250-342-8255 ALCOHOLICS Anonymous If alcohol is causing problems or conflict in your life, AA can help. Call 250-342-2424 for more information. All meetings are at 8 p.m. Invermere: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday groups - Columbia United AA at the BC Services building, south end, 625 4th Street Invermere. Radium Friendship Group: Friday, Catholic Church. All meetings are open. •

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Career Opportunities EXPERIENCED PROCESSOR OPERATOR REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY FOR A FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION. 3-5 years experience with Waratah dangle head and related computer programs preferred. This is a full time, permanent position working in our post and rail yard in beautiful southern BC. Great working conditions, excellent wages, benefits and profit sharing. Please fax resume to 1250-295-7912 or email to

Welcome Wagon is hiring! We are looking for a motivated, organized, and enthusiastic individual to visit new families, new parents, and the newly engaged. Car and computer required. Sales experience an asset. Email all questions and resumés to cwickenheiser@ 911611 BC Ltd. o/a

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496 Highway 93/95 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Food Service Supervisors 1 year to 2 years experience required $12.05/hr, Full time/Shift work Nights/Overnights/ Early Mornings/Weekends Apply via email: or fax (250)341-3177 Drivers/Courier/ Trucking VJ Bishop Excavating needs truck drivers. Must be experienced. Prefer Class 1. Fax resume to 250-341-6006.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to:; Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.




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Black Forest Restaurant is looking for part time kitchen help. Call 250-342-9417 or drop off resume.

NEUCEL SPECIALTY CELLULOSE is a softwood dissolving sulphite pulp mill, located in peaceful, picturesque Port Alice, on the majestic West Coast of BC near the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. Do you appreciate sport fishing, hockey, mountain biking, golfing, scuba diving, hiking, camping, skiing, caving? Port Alice and the surrounding areas are a home base and playground for you and your family. Port Alice is a friendly town and a great place to raise children. Currently there are exciting employment opportunities at Neucel and we are looking for qualified and committed people to fill them. • 2nd Class Power Engineer • Electrician (2) • Millwright (2) • Vibration Analyst • Process Engineer • Maintenance Purchaser • Manufacturing Support Engineer • Shift Superintendent

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Busy Stucco & Plaster company in Invermere is looking for a F/T stucco & plaster applicator. Duties include lathing & floating cement, stucco application & finishing & scaffold & framework erection. Valid driver’s licence, own transportation, completion of secondary school is required. Some experience & French language is preferred. Wage $25/hr. Contact Johnathan with resume at 2207 Westside Park Ave. Invermere, B.C. or email CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS Wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online: CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS Needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: Online: CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers 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. EXPERIENCED servers and cooks required at The Farside Pub in Fairmont. Resumes to INSERTING MACHINE Operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required;

INVERMERE PETRO CANADA is currently accepting applications for full time and part time employment. Apply in person to 185 Laurier Street, Invermere, BC between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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To apply for any of these positions please send your resume to: or Fax 250-284-7715. PARTS AND Services representatives at Jacobson Ford Salmon Arm BC. We are looking for exciting, customer friendly, dynamic individuals capable of working in a fast paced work environment. Parts and service experience an asset but not necessary, email resume to:

Resident Manager (semi retired or retired couple preferred). Wanted to overlook 20 unit motel in Vernon, BC. Accommodation included. Fax resume to: 250-545-3859 or email to: silverstarmotel@

Dishwashers & front end help required full and part-time. Join a young, energetic team for busy summer!

Some jobs may be suitable for retired person looking for part time work. Call Old Salzburg at 347-6553

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Misc. for Sale Cleaning Services D&G WINDOW CLEANING Affordable services in Invermere and area 403-827-9817 or 403-472 -5025.

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

Home Improvements Red Rock Contracting Masonry work, river rocks, rock veneer, glass blocks, etc. Tile and slate installations, interlocking paving stones, retaining wall systems, repairs etc. For estimates 250-341-6869 cell 250-341-1220. Valley Framing & Contracting Everything from roofs & decks Major renovations 250-342-7517


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2 Window Air Conditioners, Haier 5200 BTU, 150sq ft, digital, timer, remote, new $110 ea Call 250-347-9570 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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Apt/Condos for Sale 2 Bedroom Furnished Condo - in Golden Enjoy the stunning views of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort from the 24 ft. 3rd oor balcony. Perfect for all season outdoor enthusiasts; GolďŹ ng, biking, hiking, skiing. Condo is move-in ready. Stainless steel appliances. Most furniture new within 2-3 yrs. FP in LR with custom queen sofa bed for extra guests. Lots of storage. Well maintained bldg with elevator. Situated next to the Kicking Horse River in a quiet location near Spirit Square and covered Pedestrian Bridge. $204,500. Condo price unfurnished $199, 500. Call 250-344-7430 or 250-272-0434. 2 brm suite, furnished, 5 appliances, adults, no pets, N/S. Quiet neighbourhood, walking distance to downtown. Available Sept 1 $750/mth + utilities 250-342-7096

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Merchandise for Sale Immaculately kept home, with 4 plus bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. Fully furnished and move-in ready. Outstanding at lot. Boat on the lake. Incldues private dock and boat house. May consider Calgary trade. 403-256-8900, 250-342-6026.

Building Supplies ROUGH Cut Timber for sale. 1x6,2x4,4x4,6x6. Prices vary. 250-426-2354.

2 bdrm, 2-4pc bathroom condo, furnished, Fairmont Riverside Resort, overlooking golf course, laundry & storage in unit. Great mountain views. 1 year lease, non-smoking, no pets. Call Sharon 250-688-1365 Invermere, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, executive fully furnished downtown condo with dream kitchen, open concept includes all appliances. Heated oors in both bathrooms. Fireplace & BBQ $1200/mth, includes utilities. Avail. Sept. 1 Email or call 416-709-4590 RADIUM-FURNISHED condo, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1045 sq ft, A/C, ďŹ replace, laundry, U/G parking + storage, $1200 mo incls utils. Lease req’d for Sept 1st. Call 403-608-4652. Radium - Two units Pinewood W building. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, underground parking, nicely, fully furnished. All inclusive. Avail now. $900/mth/$1100/mth. Call Lina @ 403-239-6389 or 403-999-2783


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Homes for Rent FOR RENT in Canal Flats. 3bedroom home with 2vehicle detached garage, N/S, small pet okay. Available Aug.1st, $900/mo plus utilities & DD. Phone (250) 349-5306 or (250)489-8389. Indian Beach Estates-lovely large master, small loft bdrm + den. 2 min from beach, wonderful light and views. N/S, $1000/mth plus util & references. Avail Sept 1. email or call 435901-1600. INVERMERE Westridge drive. 4 br, 3 bath. Fireplace, hot tub, garage, fenced yard. Perfect for a family. Close to schools. $1600/mo. plus utilities. Avail now. Windermere - Available Sept-June, newly renovated house, ideal for single or a couple. References & lease required. $875/mth, plus utilities & DD. N/S, N/P. Please send resume including 3 references, employment & police check to email or call 403-542-7353 Windermere Home, upper level w/gourmet kitchen, open concept, quiet, private. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. All appliances incl. W/D. $1000/mth. References and damage deposit required. Lower level w/separate entrance. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. All appliances incl. W/D, $800 plus utilities. References and damage deposit required. 1911 Park Dr. Windermere. 780-221-2774

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Cars - Domestic 2007 Ford Taurus SE four door, air, cruise, tilt steering, keyless entry, abs, driver side 6 way power seat. 147,000km. Mint condition. $5000. Contact Ed 250-4234510 or

Cars - Sports & Imports 2004 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet, like new, only 42,900km, garage kept! 6-spd, p/top, all maintenance done by MCL Porsche in Vancouver, only $52,500. Ric, (250)426-9599 DL#30866

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application on behalf of the Ministry of Forests,Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation for the purpose of Adventure Tourism (hiking and Backpacking), and Intercultural Sharing Programs between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in conjunction with various Western Canadian non-proďŹ t and community organizations. The application was made by Cross River Corporation Inc. of Calgary, AB and includes Provincial Crown Land near Cross River, Albert River, CrossRiver Wilderness Centre, and Mt. Assiniboine. It contains approximately 96 kilometres of trail and 4.9 hectares encompassing two intensive use sites more or less. The MFLNRO ďŹ le number that has been established for this application is 4405235. Written comments concerning this application should be emailed to, or by mail to: FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7G1. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until August 26,2012. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. For more information please refer to our website: applicationposting/index.isp, then use the “Search by File Numberâ€? option by inserting the Lands File Number. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For further information, contact the FOI Advisor at the MFLNRO regional ofďŹ ce in Cranbrook.

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CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY ST. PETER’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

WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY ANGLICAN-UNITED 250-342-6644 100-7th Avenue, Invermere Reverend Laura Hermakin

9 a.m. Worship at All Saints, Edgewater 10:30 a.m. Worship at Christ Church Trinity,Invermere Worship at St. Peter’s, Windermere; 1st Sunday (7 p.m.) and 3rd Sunday (9 a.m.) of the month May-Oct.

CANADIAN MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH Roman Catholic Parish Pastor: Father James McHugh 250-342-6167 Invermere 250-344-6328 Golden Confession: 1/2 hour before Mass Canadian Martyrs Church 712 - 12 Ave, Invermere Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 9 a.m. St. Joseph Church Highway 93-95, Radium Hot Springs Sunday at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Parish 808 - 11 Street, Golden Sunday at 5 p.m. St. Anthony’s Mission Corner of Luck and Dunn, Canal Flats

Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (served from Kimberly)

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

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH 326 - 10th Ave. 250-342-9535 REV. TREVOR HAGAN Senior Pastor

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

Sunday, August 12th 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service Worship and Life Instruction 10 a.m. Worship & Word “You Mean I Can Love God?�... Kid’s Church Provided special speaker Mr. Matt Wilks. “K.I.D.S� Church, for children ages 3-7, during the morning Call the office at 250-342-9511 for more information. service. 7:00 p.m. Sing and Celebrate at L.W.A.C. You are welcome to join us for Sharing Truth an evening of singing the great Showing Love hymns of the faith, food, and fellowship! Following the Spirit


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Blast Off — Jill Andrews, Hayley Wilson and Kate Atkinson

Questions personal trainers are commonly asked As personal trainers and group fitness instructors, exercises over and over again. To avoid this, chalwe get asked a lot of questions about nutrition and lenge yourself by switching up your routine. Try inexercise. Although the topics come in a wide range, creasing the load and decreasing the repetitions, try there are a few that seem to be more commonly doing the workout backwards, try adding one extra asked, and since the health and fitness world has set or better yet switch up your program completely. so much information available, it’s easy to feel overAre abdominal exercises effective if I want to lose whelmed! Here are five commonly asked questions: extra fat around my stomach? How often should I workout? Research does not support spot reducing as an efAccording to Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to fective tool for decreasing body fat in a certain area. Healthy Active Living, you should accumulate 60 If you want to lose belly fat, your best option is to minutes of physical activity a day exercise the larger muscle groups to stay healthy or improve health, with compound exercises, add carbut it doesn’t have to be continu- “Focusing on sit-ups will diovascular intervals and low-inous. Endurance training (activi- only improve the muscular tensity cardio workouts, and ensure ties for your circulatory system, i.e. that you are eating properly. Focusendurance of your abdoni- ing on sit-ups will only improve the your heart and lungs) and flexibility training can be performed four mals; it won't get rid of muscular endurance of your abto seven days per week. Strength the fat...” dominals; it won’t get rid of the fat training (exercises that strengthen sitting on top of them. bones and muscles) can be two to Will I get big bulky muscles if I four days per week, but should be done on alternat- strength train? ing days to allow your muscles time to recover. It depends on if you are male or female. Males have I have been working out for a while now and have a significant advantage over females when it comes stopped seeing changes in my body composition. to building muscle because they have much higher Why is this happening? testosterone levels. Typically, men will develop largMore than likely, you have hit a plateau. This means er muscles and women will get more toned and dethat your body has become used to the activities you fined rather than bulk up. have been doing and is no longer being challenged. I have no time to exercise, what can I do? Our bodies are designed to be efficient and are thereAlthough Health Canada recommends 60 minutes fore able to adapt when we do the same workout or a day, you can see results in only 12 minutes a day;

however, if you reduce the length of your workout, you must increase the intensity. Short, high-intensity workouts will create an oxygen deficit, thereby increasing your metabolism for the rest of the day, which means you’ll be burning more calories! Not sure where to start? Check out our Facebook page by searching Fitness 4 Life Invermere for daily 12-minute workouts that you can do from home. Make sure to “Like Us” and receive workouts, tips, and recipes posted on your timeline. If you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact one of Fitness 4 Life’s Professional Fitness Consultants. Our contact information can be found at

Golf News WINDERMERE LADIES GOLF CLUB: This week, the ladies played Low Net Pin Round. The winner of the first flight was Coreen Ruault, for second flight Diane Kochorek and Nora Efford tied, the third flight winner was Sydney Ann Porter. There were a lot of ties this week with Sandra Howard and Pat Andruschuk sharing the Deuce Pot, and the Putting Pot was shared by Sydney Ann Porter and Diane Kochorek. Submitted by Ann Way

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August 08, 2012 edition of the Invermere Valley Echo

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August 08, 2012 edition of the Invermere Valley Echo