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When the Kootenay News Advertiser celebrated its 30th anniversary, the editor of the day, Daleann Shellborn, penned a brief history. Here is an abridged version that tells the story of how the paper was born. By Daleann Shellborn Way back in 1972, Canada abolished the death penalty, Nixon was elected the president of the United States and of course, Paul Henderson scored the winning goal against Russia. Don McLean recorded American Pie and The Godfather was playing in movie theatres. In the East Kootenay, six pages of newsprint were mailed to every home on August 22, 1972. It was Volume 1,

Friday, August 17, 2012 Kootenay News Advertiser

Issue 1 of the Kootenay Advertiser, a brand new free newspaper.

What is an Advertiser?

a rented Olivetti typewriter, it’s full of advertisements for an upcom-

to the position statement “The paper that goes everywhere,”

niche,” said the paper’s ¿rst publisher, Daryl Shellborn. “For the

entire region. A man selling a horse in Creston could ¿nd a buyer

It’s a catalogue. It’s a Shopper’s Guide. It’s a marketplace when you have something to buy or sell. There are ‘Advertisers’ almost everywhere you go and now there is the Kootenay ADvertiser. It will be coming to you in the mail, every week, and it’s free! You will find features of interest in every issue. You will learn about stores and services you may never have discovered before as well as the specials your local businesses are offering. The staff of the Kootenay ADvertiser hopes you will enjoy this issue and find it useful. We’ll be seeing you again next week! Forward, Kootenay Advertiser, Volume 1, Issue 1

The ¿rst issue, however, wouldn’t win any awards. Composed on

ing provincial election. But its region-wide distribution, which led

made it immediately successful. “It really ¿lled a

¿rst time people could read about items available for sale from the

in Invermere. A woman wanting to buy a sewing machine in Boswell

would get calls from Sparwood.” The original owners of the paper were Cliff Hilmo and Ray Joy. They soon sold their interest to Shellborn and his partners Peter HoÀund, Lou Rogers and Jack Kennedy. Later, Kennedy and HoÀund sold their share of the company to Rogers and Shellborn, who owned the paper until it was sold to Rena Long in 1997. Today, the Kootenay News Advertiser is owned by Black Press. We at the Kootenay News Advertiser want to express our gratitude to all the people who have read this newspaper over the years and especially to those who contribute. Besides being the paper that goes everywhere, it is the paper made by you, the people of the East Kootenay Region.

Pop culture references you might remember from 1972 1972 was an interesting year in the world. As interesting as world events of the time were the things that we were all listening to and watching in that era of bell bottom jeans and striped shirts. Music top 10

7) A Clockwork Orange 8) Cabaret 9) The Hospital 10) Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex Most Popular Fiction Books

1) American Pie by Don McLean 2) Let’s Stay Together by Al Green 3) Without You by Nilsson 4) Heart of Gold by Neil Young 5) A Horse With No Name by America 6) The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack 7) Oh Girl by the ChiLites 8) I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers 9) Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr. 10) Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond

1) Jonathan Livingston Seagul by Richard Bach 2) August, 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn 3) The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth 4) The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 5) The Word by Irving Wallace 6) The Winds of War by Herman Wouk 7) Captains and Kings by Taylor Caldwell 8) Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes 9) My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 10) Semi-Tough by Dan Jenkins

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Most Popular NonFiction Books

1) The Godfather 2) Fiddler on the Roof 3) Diamonds are Forever 4) What’s up Doc? 5) Dirty Harry 6) The Last Picture Show

1) The Living Bible by Kenneth Taylor 2) I’m OK, You’re OK by Thomas Harris 3) Open Marriage by Nena and George O’Neill 4) Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

5) Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution by Robert Atkins 6) Better Homes and Gardens Menu Cook Book 7) The Peter Prescription by Laurence Peter 8) A World Beyond by Ruth Montgomery 9) Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castandeda 10) Better Homes and Gardens Low Calorie Desserts Most Popular TV Shows 1) All in the Family 2) Sanford and Son 3) Hawaii Five-O 4) Maude 5) Bridget Loves Bernie 6) The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie 7) The Mary Tyler Moore Show 8) Gunsmoke 9) The Wonderful World of Disney 10) Ironside


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It’s all about family and service at The Bedroom In 1977, Fred and Gloria Hoechsmann, Employees of Cominco and Crestbrook respectively, began making waterbeds out of their basement in Kimberley BC as a hobby. Little did they know that their hobby would turn into a successful career. As word of mouth spread about waterbeds made by Fred, so did their enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit. So when a waterbed store came up for sale in downtown Cranbrook, they decided to gamble and went into business full time. Soon The Bedroom, AKA Waterbed Fred’s Fine Furniture store was a household name in the Cranbrook area. In the mid 80’s with the waterbed boom on the decline The Bedroom moved into other product categories other than just waterbeds. To make room for more living, dining, of¿ce and bedroom furniture, The Bedroom expanded the showroom Àoor tripling the amount of space to 7500 sq/ ft. More dollars were invested in marketing and promotion as well expanding awareness to other areas all over the Kootenays. As the business continued to grow so did the need for even more space. So once again another renovation was undertaken converting upstairs loft apartments into an additional 5000 sq/ft of one of a kind showrooms. This added a new and unique element to the store for customers to enjoy. Instead of a big box style showroom, The Bedroom had become a network of rooms all with a different feel and look. From the beginning, The Bedroom has always been committed to providing it’s customers with the highest quality product at the best price. So to help accomplish this goal, in 1992, a decision was made to join a powerhouse buying group allowing independent furniture retailers from across Canada to join forces and combine their purchases. The result was more buying

power and larger savings for you! Another addition of 5000 sq/ft in November 2001 expanded the Bedroom to 18,500 square feet. This new space allowed for a huge in store La-z-boy gallery. The original brick structure of the building was salvaged creating a large archway leading you into the gallery. The design center was also upgraded with the latest technology allowing you to digitally put your choice of fabric to any frame La-z-boy carries. In 2002, son Joey and his wife Christine moved to the Kootenays to help run the business. Joey graduated with honours in Marketing & Business from BCIT. He was the president of the BCIT Marketing Association and won the International AMA sales competition in 2002. Christine graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science degree. Joey and Christine’s positive outlook and high service standards made them a valuable asset to the company. 2007 marked a milestone for The Bedroom Furniture galleries 30 years in business. The celebration also marked the of¿cial passing of the key from Fred and Gloria to Joey and Christine. You might think The Bedroom would be tired of expanding, but in 2007 another building was acquired giving the store another 1500 sq feet. Today, The Bedroom Furniture Galleries has become 20,000 square feet of unique showroom with different styles around every corner. They’re still your number one choice for sleep solutions with mattresses from Sealy, Simmons, Springwall, Natura-latex and Tempur-pedic. You will also ¿nd a full selection of furnishings from an elegant dining room suite to the sofa you always wanted. And they still carry waterbeds...


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1972 “St. Eugene Mission School on St. Mary’s Reserve” The mission school had been sitting empty for two years when a Kootenay Advertiser reporter spoke with Sophie Pierre about its history and future. From the story: “Several years before it closed in June of 1970 it was taken over by the


In 1972, the fate of the Mission was not decided yet.

federal government. Then it became a residence only and the children were bussed to various schools in the East Kootenays. The object was integration.“The school is still in excellent condition and fully equipped but its future is very much undecided.” “There were good days an bad days. We lived there ten months of the year and were home for only two. But we had a lot of fun sometimes,”


1972: “Chrysler makes its own radios” (Huntsville produces am/fm radios for Chrysler) From these:

The McDonald’s grand opening had people lining up around the block. Chris Sorensen expected the restaurant to take off in the city–and he was right. said Sophie Pierre. School Referendum Because of overcrowding, grade 7 students had to go to elementary schools. In the December 5, 1972 edition, the paper ran a “Vote Yes” for a new school ad. The cost of the school was set to run $393,000, including site, buildings, equipment and

1973 other expenses. Piperettes come to Cranbrook

Rosemary Bailey, Hammond Organist who toured with “Music Man” and “Bye. Bye, Birdie” came to town. Tickets were sold at Hammond Organ Studios for $1. Bailey was the founder of a group called The Piperettes, who promoted Piper sales. The Piper didn’t have any pedals and it didn’t feature chord buttons-instead, the player actually played a chord which in turn played an automatic bass part with the appropriate rhythmic ac-companiment. Along with the

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Piper, came another new marketing concept from Hammond. A group of Piperettes was recruited and trained by Rosemary Bailey. These young ladies were evident in almost every shopping mall, homeshow or other place where multitudes of people gathered Couple wins trip to Jamaica For Cranbrook Mall’s 3rd anniversary, the Powell’s, a Jaffray couple (Edwin and Doris) won a 10-day trip to Jamaica. Worries about big box stores were also alive and well at the time, with the quote from Mall Manager Rick Spooner: “We also feel the Mall has not taken shoppers away from downtown stores as in some cities, but has actually contributed to them by attracting more shoppers to Cranbrook.” First annual 4H Rally at Fort Steele The ¿rst annual 4H rally was held at Fort Steele. Beef, Horse and

1974 Homearts competitions were held, with ¿rst in the beef category going to the Windermere Beef Club. McDonald’s Grand Opening! McDonald’s grand opening generated a lot of local excitement. I was owned and operated by Chris Sorensen, owner of Kimberley’s Super-Valu. “McDonald’s prime objective is to satisfy the customer.” stated the company motto.

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The designation replaces the original farmland freeze of December 1972 establishes an agricultural zone in the Kootenay River Valley, its tributaties and suitable lands adjacent to the Kootenay and Arrow Lakes. “Although little arable land exists in the region, a comparatively moderate climate has resulted in major agricultural development in Creston, with a wide range of diversi¿ed agricultural enterprises...


Radio-a-thon $16,520


DJs Rudy DeBoer and Rollie Buchanan of CKEK did a 63 hour radiothon to raise money to build Idlewild Community Park. The goal was $10,000, but the pair raised $16,520. The estimated total cost of the park was just over $100,000


Fields was the largest store in the Cranbrook Mall.


Bus Depot Grand Opening “January 25 will be the grand opening of the new bus depot complex at 1209 Cranbrook St. N.” On view was the new Super 8 Scenicruiser bus. Travellodge opened on Feb 1, taking advantage of the new bus terminal.

The Pizza Hut “Dinner in your den” concept made the chain a popular ‘70s hangout.

Cranbrook Mall expansion completed

Fields opens in Fernie “We are going to try very hard to be the perfect hosts during our grand opening,” said Jim Harnden, manager of the Fields store located in the IGS Building in Fernie.

“A distinct feature of the Pizza Hut is the cozy, den-like atmosphere which can appeal to a large family outing or a private dinner for two.”

Pizza Hut opens in Cranbrook

Brian Ironmonger opens up his shop in Galloway.

The Cranbrook Mall was enlarged in 1976, making it one-and-ahalf times its former size at a cost of around $3 million, bringing the total worth of the mall to $7.5 million. Fields was the largest store in the mall and the shopping centre boasted Foxy Lady, Grandma Lee’s and Orange Julius stand, the Village Inn restaurant and a Family Fun Centre to name just a few of the operations within.

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1977 Odd Aasland Opens New Taxidermy Museum “Anyone can stuff a


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1979 New bridge north of Cranbrook


Sparwood’s famous landmark was new to the area in 1978

1978 Biggest Dump Truck in the World

Sparwood’s attraction, the Terex Titan, was wheeled into place in September of 1978. “More than 300 people turned out in Sparwood,

last Tuesday, September 26, to witness a demonstration of the biggest rear dump truck in the world.” The Titan is 66 feet

“A contract has been awarded for the fabrication and erection of steel for the new McPhee bridge, near Cranbrook, it was announced today by the Transportation, Communications and Highways Minister Alex V. Fraser and Terry Segarty, MLA for East Kootenay.” The contract called for fabrication and erection of nearly 700 tonnes of structural steel, including delivery for a 274.5 metre long bridge, including existing concrete piers and abutments.

1980 “Construction begins on Kimberley tourist facilities.”

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“Federal and provincial cabinet ministers commended Kimberley Mayor James Ogilvie today after a sod turning ceremony to mark the start of consgtruction of over $5 million in new tourism facilities at this Kootenay resort area.” The municipal golf course went from 9 to 18 holes, a Bavarianthemed day lodge called Kootenay-Haus was built at the summit of North Star Mountain. The mountain expanded its ski area base facilities, an alpine slide was to be built, a 60 site municipal campground and ¿ve new tennis courts-two of which to be covered.



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Mountain Man Sports opens in Cranbrook “On Saturday, April 11, What began as a dream has become a reality and in just seven years the Augustine family has seen a business grow and Àourish from a tiny beginning to two modern sporting good stores.” In 1974, Paul and Rose Augustine opened Jaffray Sports. “We are thankful for the support of our customers and we warmly invite everyone to visit us during our grand opening,” said Paul.


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“After half a century of service the steel bridge at Wardner no longer stands as a proud sentinel and landmark stretching across the head of Koocanusa Lake.” The bridge was built in 1927 and Hitec Steel Construction Ltd. of Burnaby was hired to remove and dispose of the bridge. Emil Shellborn remembered working on the bridge. “About twelve men pushed wheelbarrows full of cement along

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Z10 two ten inch planks to ¿ll cement piers,” he recalled. Greenhills, a new surface coal mine “Initial production is planned at 1.8 million metric tons per year of metallurgical or coking coal and some thermal coal.” 158 million tonnes of coal are estimated to be recoverable at the time and the project was expected 840 full time jobs. The work was expected to be done by

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1983 CP Rail donates special car to railway museum “CP Rail has donated business car #19 to the Cranbrook Railway Museum. The honour was announced by the British Columbia Heritage Trust who made a successful bid on the Cranbrook Museum’s behalf.”

The car was built in 1928, being named “British Columbia”, before having a name change to “Rupertsland” and “Champlain” before getting its old name back in 1962 “We are extremely pleased that CP Rail has decided to donate the car to our museum as it is a part of this area’s history and our museum is known Canada wide as a leader in railway passenger car restoration and preservation,” said Anne Edwards, chair of the Cranbrook Archives


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1984 Historic Church restored “The East Kootenay Historical Society, led PHOTO FROM ARCHIVE by Skip Fennessey, de- The church, built by Father Coccola got a facelift cided to try and get the in 1983. church on St. Mary’s Band lands restored. Skip, Judge Leo Ganser and Malcolm McPhee all of the Historical Society, got together with Sophie Pierre, Band Chief, Mike Patterson of the BC Heritage Trust, Bill Blaine, a consultant and Garry Anderson of Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmarks society to map out a plan of action.” The group got a $53,000 in grants for the project.


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1985 Zellers celebrates grand opening “Our new stores conform to the latest concepts in merchandising and presentation which we are implementing in most of our stores across Canada,” said E.S. Paul, President and COO of Zellers. “At Zellers, we believe that people really make the difference and we try to live up to that belief in all our dealings with our customers.” East Kootenay Girls compete at PNE “Every One a Winner: Miss PNE ‘85, Jacqueline Plouffe of Vancouver, meets her fellow contestants after the Miss PNE Pageant held Tuesday, August 20, in the Paci¿c Coliseum. Laurie Rennich of Creston, Lori Holford of Trail, Catherine Zak of Grand Forks and Carri Janes of Cranbrook are all winners of their local pageants.


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Anything went at the ‘86 games, including this unnanounced parachutist.

1986 86 Games a Fantastic Success “They ran, they swam, they jumped out of airplanes...but most important, they all had a great time! The 1986 B.C.Summer Games went off with a hitch as the City of Cranbrook pulled together to accommodate several thousand athletes, coaches and spectators. The effort required thousands of volunteers, but the result was ‘The Best Games Ever’.


The food bank was a brand new concept for the city in 1987


Cranbrook hosted the 1986 B.C. Summer Games.

Working to establish a food bank “Cranbrook



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1988 Hospital construction nears end


A & W’s “new look” restaurant in 1989

Business is brisk at Cranbrook’s new look A&W The new restaurant featured plants, soft pastel colours and atrium-style windows.

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“Hospital Administrator Merlen Hokanson said Wednesday that the $15 million addition to the hospital is now partly operational and is of¿cially due to open on August 29. The project, which took 30 months to complete and cost $15 million in construction and equipment costs is well worth the wait, Hokanson added.” Work shop areas were added, as well as a new hydro therapy tub, a gymnasium, living skills areas, and a new psycyiatric unit. Work still had to be done on the extended care facility.

1990 Individual plans vary in wake of Cominco shut-down Shades of 2001 happened more than a decade earlier when Cominco shut down.


Waiting for the Sullivan Mine to reopen “The dust appears to have settled in the Bavarian City, following Cominco’s announce-

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ment that it will shut down the Sullivan Mine., and Kimberley residents are now looking toward the future.” Kimberley Mayor Jim Ogilvie said that the city is in for some extremely dif¿cult times, depending on the length of the mine shutdown, but noted that Kimberley has other attractions. “I would say that the media has given us a bum rap. What happens at Cominco will affect us severly, but we’ve had a lot of people working towards this day for a long time,”

1991 said Ogilvie. Jumbo Creek development concerns many “In the case of the proposed Jumbo Creek development, we have the classic land use debate scenario. Pheidias Project Management Corporation of Vancouver, has proposed a year-round ski resort in the Jumbo Creek area west of Invermere. With a projected cost of $200 million to $300 million and the addition of an estimagted 1,000 permanent jobs, there’s no doubt that the project would provide the area with a serious economic boost.” At the time however, there were, like today, skeptics of this claim. ““Obviously the developer agrees to a lot when coming into an area. But what happens in the long run is another matter,” said Ian Jack, president of the Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club. “Environmental concerns are quickly forgotten as these things grow. “

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Dan Miller, Forests Minister, came to the city to open the new district of¿ce.


The Key City Theatre opened with acting, musicals and dancing in 1992.

1992 Key City Theatre opens this week! “This is the week we’ve all waited for - three nights of gala events that will celebrate the grand opening of the Key City Theatre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Cranbrook.” On February 11, the theatre opened with “On with the Show!”, the next day featured “On with the Dance!” and ¿nished with “On with the Music!” Forest Minister opens new building “Dan Miller, B.C. Forests Minister, Àew into Cranbrook to of¿cially open the new Cranbrook Forest District of¿ce.” Miller said at the time that the Kootenay Forest District was in “pretty good shape” and that there was evidence of good planning in the area.

1993 PM hits Cranbrook “Prime Minister KimCampbell was in Cranbrook last week as part of her campaign tour and to open the campaign of Kootenay East Progressive Conservative candidate Jack McInnis. About 400 people attended a dinner at the Colombo Lodge to hear Campbell speak. Her speech was fast and personal, as she took time to speak of the friends she has made in this area during two previous visits and com-

mending the work of some area citizens. In particular, she singled out the work of Garry Anderson at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, Grace Chabot and Sophie Pierre.

1994 Centre 64 Opening “After thousands of hours of volunteer fundraising and labour, Centre 64 in Kimberley

was completed earlier this year. The visual/ performance arts space is one of the best in the Kootenays and is already highly used by the public. A grand opening celebration for Centre 64, entitled Art in the Making, will take place Thursday, November 24 at 7:15 p.m.”


Prime Minister Kim Campbell during her election days visit to Cranbrook.


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1995 Water, water everywhere Shades of the spring of 2012 happened in 1995 with this story. “Charlie Fitzen says its been almost 50 years since he’s seen Àoods like those that ripped and spilled through the Elk Valley last week. And even then it wasn’t so bad.”

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The Àoods were triggered when mountain streams, already swollen by a quickly melting snowpack, were overtopped by two days of heavy rain. They washed out roads, toppled bridges and caused havoc for thousands of people in the region.


Much like 2012, in 1995 area rivers overÀowed their banks.


ThankYou! TO ALL OF THE SPONSORS WHO HELPED US TO BUILD THE KOOTENAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: The Kootenay Child Development Centre fundraising committee would like to thank all of the following

organizations, businesses and individuals for their donations and support that helped us achieve our goal for the families of the East Kootenay. We had so many spectacular volunteers along the way that helped us with all of our fundraising events and we are forever grateful to those individuals. Thank you for believing in the Kootenay Child Development Centre, please stop by and visit us in person or online at

A special mention to Bill Bennett for all of the support he has given the Kootenay Child Development Centre project. Platinum - $100,000 +

• Columbia Basin Trust • Ministry of Health • Teck Gold - $10,000 - $99,999 • Anonymous Donor • Commitment Safety Inc. • East Kootenay Community Credit Union • Government of BC • Regional District of East Kootenay • Steve Nash Foundation • TELUS • Variety – the Children’s Charity Silver $5,000 - $9,999

This scene was common in the spring and summer of 1995 throughout the region.

Thank You To the sponsors of the

6th Annual Mopars in the Mountains Car Show

What a great event we had and we have so many businesses and organizations to thank and especially need to thank all of the participants that came out to support the 6th Annual Mopars in the Mountains Car Show. We also have our dedicated volunteers to thank as we could not have pulled off this event without all of you. A very special thank you to Mike and Donna Stanko for mentoring us through the planning stages, you made our jobs so much easier. And to Fern Rivard for all of his help with gathering prizes. Thank you PB Pro Audio for providing us with great music and sound for the day. Don’t forget to “Like Us” on Facebook to keep up to date with events and activities for next year’s event or you can also log onto our website for more information.

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Thank you to Derek Kortschaga for being a spectacular MC for the day. Thank you to the Cranbrook Bugle Band for doing a fantastic job at running the concession.

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1997 College takes learning on-line


Jaffray started its volunteer ¿re department with a brand new $150,000 ¿re truck and a three-bay ¿rehall.

1996 Jaffray ¿re hall grand opening Saturday “The Jaffray Volunteer Fire Department became fully operational November 4. About 20 volunteer ¿re¿ghters from the local area have been trained. A brand new $150,000 ¿re truck arrived in Jaffray September 9 of last year from Fort Gary

Industries of Winnipeg along with a used tanker truck. The two trucks will be housed in the newly constructed $767,000 three bay ¿rehall located on the Jaffray-Baynes Lake Road.” Local Heroes “Dwayne Townsend, right and Paul Scott, left, were presented with the Vital Link award at the Cranbrook ambuland station last Monday for


Paul Scott, left, and Dwayne Townsend, right, saved the life of Kevin Leiman and received a Vital Link award.

the action they took to revive Kevin Leiman, centre, after a motor vehicle accident last November. The pair started CPR after they arrived at the accident scene prior to police, ¿re and ambulance crews and found Leiman without any vital signs. Leiman spent 10 days in a Calgary hospital but has recovered well from his injuries.”

“With the introduction of its ¿rst on-line course in applied research methods, students globally now have the opportunity to study at the College of the Rockies without ever having to visit the college campus in Cranbrook.” Instructor Jeff Hunt said that the course provides students with basic research skills necessary to work in the digital economy with a focus on traditional research methods as well as using the Internet and World Wide Web as a research tool. Chamber opening


The 125th anniversary of the RCMP was part of the 1998 Musical Ride that came to the city that year.


“Directors and staff of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce will hold a dedication, grand opening and open house of its new facilities February 19. “The new of¿ce is bright, warm and wonderful, said chamber manager Karin Penner. We owe a great deal to the business people of Cranbrook. We had a tremendous amount of support from our business community. It is their facility and they have a lot to be proud of.”

1998 125th Anniversary of the RCMP and 1998 Musical Ride

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“There was a tremendous turn-out for the RCMP Musical Ride. An estimated 11,000 people over the weekend of July 17 and 18 braved the blazing sun to watch men and women of the RCMP perform.” New ¿ve screen cinema to open next summers

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“Cranbrook will soon have a brand new, ¿ve screen, 800 seat cinema at the Tamarack Shopping Centre.” The long-awaited of¿cial declaration con¿rmed rampant rumours that Landmark Cinemas were negotiating with Tamarack to operate the 800 seat multi screen movie house.”


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Running the Referendum Race

South Country Chrysler has a Grand Opening

“Letters continue to Àood into the Kootenay Advertiser of¿ce regarding the upcoming Cranbrook referendum. On February 27, residents of Cranbrook will be asked to decide if the city should enter into an agreement with Keen Rose Technology Group to build, operate and maintain a multipurpose recreation facility for a period of 30 years” This was a contentious issue at the time, according to the letters received at the Advertiser. Residents writing in were split on whether or not the building should be constructed.


The opening of the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook was a scene ¿lled with dignitaries and politicians eager to welcome another ¿rst class hotel to the area.

Wal-Mart now a reality for Cranbrook and area “Wal-Mart Canada is under construction in Cranbrook, with an opening slated for October 2000. There are currently 166 Wal-Mart stores in Canada.” Representatives from Wal-Mart stated at the time that the store is extremely intent on community fundraising programs and that the head of¿ce will match and contribute funds raised for the local charities dollar for dollar up to a set amount.

Prestigious Opening “The beautiful new Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort held its grand opening ceremony February 27. Cutting the ribbon are (from left) Ken Miller, representing MP Jim Abbott; Joe Huber Sr., President, Huber Developments; Joe Huber Jr., Vice President Huber Developments; Cranbrook Mayor Mike Patterson; MLA Erda Walsh.

“It’s been a year now since South Country Chrysler opened its doors in Cranbrook. This Saturday, April 15, the management and staff want to say thank you for making their ¿rst year such a succss - so they’re inviting everyone in the region to their Grand Opening celebrations.”


Wal-Mart was still under construction in 2000 when this photo was taken.

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2002 with 50 elk “A convoy of four heavy duty trucks and trailers headed south February 11 with a precious cargo. The caravan contained 50 Canadian elk; six bulls, 19 bred cows and 25 calves. Driving one of the trucks was Lorne Fulton of Kimberley, retired miner and a life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. “This is the third release we’ve done in Tennessee; we released 50 in 2000 and 50 in 2001, all with radio collars. Of that 100, only 14 animals have been lost,” said Fulton. New Fitness Facility now open “Gold’s Gym International is now open at Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook as part of the largest international gym chain in the world.” The elaborate design of the facility has necessitated some delays in opening but everything is now in full operation. “

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Some members of the Ktunaxa Nation dressed in ceremonial garb for the opening of the resort.

2003 Mission Accomplished PHOTO FROM ARCHIVE

John Pye, president of Delta Hotels and Sophie Pierre, chair of the St. Eugene Mission Development Project and chief of the St. Mary’s Band, of¿cially open the Delta St. Eugene Mission Resort January 26.

“Former Students sipped champagne in what was once the student’s dining room of

the Kootenay Indian Residential School as the board of directors of the St. Eugene Mission Resort Development welcomed the world to the brand new Delta St. Eugene Mission Resort welcomed the world to

On behalf of Council, congratulations to the Kootenay Advertiser on your 40 years of delivering news and business news to the residents of Cranbrook and the East Kootenay. Wayne Stetski, Mayor 40 - 10th Avenue South 250.426.4211

near Cranbrook. “We want to thank those who believed in us,” said Sophie Pierre, chair of the project. “There is always risk in any business, but transforming a former Indian residential school was


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2004 Freestyle heroes The FIS Freestyle ski tour made a stop at Fernie Alpine Resort on January 24. Athletes from around the globe competed in aerials and moguls events on deep Fernie snow and two Canadians won gold medals: Ontario’s Elisa Kurylowicz and 29-year-old Cranbrook native Jim Schiman. Everyone’s invited to the of¿cial grand opening at Cranbrook Dodge “Cranbrook Dodge is celebrating an of¿cial grand opening ceremony after six months of successful business under new owner Dave Girling. “My family and our horses are really getting settled here and enjoying it,” said Girling.


Cranbrook Dodge’s 2004 grand opening was a big success.

2005 Nature Conservancy and Tembec close deal to protect key wildlife corridors PHOTO JEFF COOPER

The ¿rst time on the podium for both of these Canadian World Cup team members, Ontario’s Elisa Kurylowicz and hometown favourite Jim Schiman from Cranbrook.

“An innovative deal to protect over 400 square kilometres (99,366 acres) of important wildlife habitat in south-

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Local man brings tsunami relief Local Joel Kaiser and the Samaritan’s Purse team worked around the clock to orchestrate a logistical network that would deliver relief supplies to Meulaboh and surviving villages along the coastline. “It was complete chaos. There were no roads left and all of the airstrips were destroyed,” said Kaiser. Throughout the East Kootenay region dozens of groups got together and aided the tsunami stricken nation. Millions of dollars as well as donations of food and clothing were collected for the victims of the disaster

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2006 Motion crafted to rid the Regional District of Jumbo “A motion, crafted by District of Sparwood Mayor David Wilks, states that a letter should be sent to the Ministry of Community Services “requesting that should the Master Plan for the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort receive provincial approval, the guidelines set out in the provincial resort strategy be followed and a special municipality be established for the area of the Master Plan, similar to those created in conjunction with resource development, with powers granted to an appointed governing body until a suf¿cient number of voters can elect a governing body be done in consultation with the RDEK, First Nations and the developer.” Mark Shmigelsky, Invermere Mayor, said at the time that he didn’t understand why the mayor of Sparwood would seek to eliminate regional control over the decision making


Local dignitaries and volunteers gathered to commemorate the opening of the city’s new public library. processes associated with the ski resort.

2007 Grand Opening for new public library “Just one day before Family Literacy day in BC, the Cranbrook Public Library celebrated its of¿cial opening last

Friday. Donors, Library Board members and local government representatives gathered with engineers and contractors in the new library building on Kootenay Street that has been a long time coming.” City takes over all operations of the RecPlex and curling rink “After over two and

a half years of negotiations, the City of Cranbrook of¿cially took over operations of the RecPlex as well as the curling rink on Monday. The process to establish a termination agreement between the city and Optimira Energy Canada, a successor of the original business partner Keen Rose, was started in July 2004. “This is a great day for

our residents in Cranbrook,” said Mayor Ross Priest.

2008 Let the games begin “The BC Winter Games are here for this weekend and when asked if everything was ready, Kimberley-Cran-


The BC Winter Games, held in the area in 2008, featured athletes from around the province who vowed they would be back just to visit. brok Winter Games Committee President Rob MacIntyre replied, “Absolutely, we’re ex-

cited and ready to go.” Today, roughly 2,200 athletes, coaches, of¿cials, delegates and par-

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Emergency workers on the scene of a horri¿c helicopter crash that killed four people, including an international exchange student in 2008. ents will start to Àood into the region from all across the province. Over the course of the four and a half days that the BC Winter Games entail, sports events will be taking place in Kimberley, Cranbrook, as well as Fernie and Sparwood.”

Garry Anderson is appointed a member of the Order of Canada “Garry Anderson’s work in heritage conservation has been recognized at the highest level. At the end of December 2007, the Governor General of Canada, the Right Hon-

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is once again joining forces with East Kootenay Foundation for Health in support of its 3rd annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care. Last year Matt’s efforts were focused on raising $5,000 to light one star; however in the end the generosity of hockey fans, some fundraising initiatives by Matt with his teammates and various community groups, the Shoot for the Star fundraiser realized over $14,900 which lit the sky with two stars and almost three. Expansion Vote Voters in Cranbrook are heading to the polls Saturday to decide whether to double the size of the city in B.C.’s southeastern Interior. The so-called Eastern Boundary Expansion plan would add about 3,640 hectares by incorporating some private and Crown land east of town, effectively doubling the size of the city. All but one member of council wants to expand the city into the rolling hills overlooking the Rocky Mountains. The pro-expansion group, called Yes for Opportunity, is made up largely of the Cranbrook business community, including the Chamber of Commerce, and most city councillors.

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Conference Centre opens doors

Cranbrook honours heroic bus driver

“On Thursday, government ofÂżcials, prominent members of the Kootenay region, tourism sector and athletic community came together to unveil and celebrate the opening of the new Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre. “At 24,000 square feet, it’s the largest facility of its kind in Eastern BC and represents the region’s strong vision for the the future,â€? said Tim Greiner, the Centre’s General Manager. “It is a remarkable stateof-the-art facility built with sustainable practices in mind and designed for full accessibility, but people with all abilities, throughout.â€?

On Monday night, Mayor Scott Manjak on behalf of council, presented City of Cranbrook transit driver Ron Davidson with an award, following his selĂ€ess act of rescuing an elderly resident from Joseph Creek on June 6.â€? That day, 86-year-old Emily Harrer was out along Joseph Creek when she fell in. Davidson discovered her hanging onto a branch and partially submerged in the creek and pulled her to safety. “I want to thank Mr. Davidson for his selfless act in the spirit of kindness in coming to the aid of someone in distress,â€? said Mayor Scott Manjak.

City still wins in contest

Kootenay ICE win WHL Eastern Conference Championship

“The Kraft Hockeyville 2010 contest is over and congratulations go to Dundas for being named the winner. Congratulations also go out to the scores of local residents who volunteered their time to put Cranbrook in the top Âżve contenders for the title.â€? In the end, Cranbrook received 786,165 votes that put it in the top Âżve, making the city eligible for $25,000 to go towards arena improvements. Residents of the city should be proud of the way they displayed true Cranbrook spirit throughout the contest.

“With an unbelievable Âżve goals, forward Max Reinhart was the driving force that propelled the Kootenay ICE past the Medicine Hat Tigers with a 7-2 win in Game 4, giving the team their second series sweep of the playoffs and the title of WHL Eastern Conference Champion. The Ice have won eleven playoff games in a row, just one shy of the WHL record of 12. They are the WHL Eastern Conference Champions and Cody Eakin was named the Eastern Conference MVP.â€?


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The Kootenay Ice win the WHL Eastern Conference Championship and go on to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup.


With the help of a Sam Steele Sweetheart, Mayor Scott Manjak awards Ron Davidson for heroism.

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in Cranbrook earlier this year. “This centre is exactly what Kootenay-based families need and we are proud to support the completion of this important community facility,” said Premier Clark. “Every parent knows how dif¿cult it is to juggle life’s many demands, and every moment that can be spared is valuable. But what is most important is that children receive the care they need in a timely way, with the least amount of stress on parents.” Locals nominated for Paralympics A strong team of ¿ve archers has been nominated by Archery Canada to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) for entry into the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Canadian contingent will be led by 2008 Paralympian and 2011 Parapan American Games gold medallist, Kevin Evans (Jaffray, BC). Evans is also a two-time defending world champion, having struck gold in 2007 and 2009 in the Men’s Open Compound Bow category. “I’m really pleased and excited about returning to the Paralympic Games,” said Evans. “Last season was a bit rough with some untimely injuries, but things are de¿nitely looking up this season and for the Paralympics.”

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Jaffray’s Kevin Evans was nominated to represent Canada in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. PHOTO FROM ARCHIVE

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Marion Dixon won a truck donated by Denham Ford as a fundraiser for A Clear View campaign. A puck, a truck and a story of hope for A Clear View

The staff and family at Frank’s would like to wish the Kootenay Advertiser another prosperous 40 years. years

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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Kootenay Advertiser on 40 Years! Could getting rid of your garbage be any easier?

It hardly seems that just over a week ago that so much excitement would take place all because of a chance to win a beautiful Ford F-150 at Kootenay ICE game compliments of Denham Ford and its support of the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign. When Cranbrook resident Marion Dixon stepped out onto the ice surface between the 2nd and 3rd periods she remembers being nervous about how to hold a hockey stick never mind trying to shoot a puck. When her fellow contestant made the attempt and missed, Marion de-

cided give it her best try. Just imagine how dif¿cult it is to hit a hole no bigger than 3 ½ inches wide and high from two blue lines away… almost impossible. It is now a week later and you may have heard or seen the story of the woman who did the impossible. Marion quite simply hit the puck and watched as it slid its way slowly down and through that small opening and became the owner of a new Ford truck. An incredible feat to say the least but this is the rest of the story. The truck was donated by Denham Ford to help raise funds for A Clear View and more than $2,000 was raised for the cause.


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