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Player spotlight, WHL standings and recent charity initiatives.

Parenting tips, how to deal with pets, family activities and much, much more in this special section.

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The Cranbrook Food Bank needs your help

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The Management and staff of the Kootenay Import Auto Group are very pleased to welcome Terry Groleau, aka “BIG T” to their sales team. Born in Cranbrook, 1963, Terry has been part of our community since then. Raising a family of his own and now a proud grandfather with a second grandchild on the way. Throughout the years, Terry has made many friends and business associates through his business and volunteer ventures. With Canada Safeway for 13 years and School District #5 for 20 years, he has also undertaken entrepreneurial enterprises such as Terry’s Garden Market. Combined with volunteer intiatives such as Kinsmen Club, Sam Steele Days, Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and a very rewarding experience as a seniors advocate, you can rest assured that he is committed to this community and posesses a deep understanding about customer service. With the tremendous line-up of quality vehicles offered up by the Kootenay Import Auto Group, Terry is excited to invite family, friends, and associates to stop by. In Terry’s words, “My goal is to make the customer’s experience the best they’ve ever had. I’m not only your sales rep, but your friend.” With this attitude, Big T hopes to use this tag line frequently-

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With the days finally getting longer and spring just around the corner those of you with seasonal allergies may be dreading the coming warmer seasons. While allergies to grasses, trees and pollens are still a way off, there is another early season allergen that can cause us trouble as soon as the snow starts to melt. Snow moulds are some of the most common contributors to seasonal allergies and cause congestion, itchy eyes, asthma, sneezing, coughing and rashes. The mould spores are found in the soil and grow in moist conditions around freezing. As the snow melts the spores are released from the soil and become airborne where they find their way to our skin and respiratory system. This is nothing to sneeze at, 10 million Canadians suffer allergy symptoms, 55 per cent claim allergies cut into their productivity and more than a quarter say they'll limit their outdoor time to prevent the onset of symptoms.

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If early spring allergic symptoms get you down, these little known spores called snow mould may be the cause. The most common snow moulds found in Western Canada are Cottony - Coprinus psychromorbidus, Pink - Microdochium nivale (Fusarium nivale), Sclerotinia Myriosclerotina borealis (Sclerotinia borealis) and Speckled - Typhula ishikariensis. As the snow melts look for white, pink or black fibrous strands, speckles or blotches on the leaves of plants or grasses. Sometimes the grass will have a white or black mat. These are telltale signs of snow moulds. Of course mould also grows indoors and if you have had water problems in your bathroom or have a soil basement, odds are you also have mold growing there. Other symptoms of chronic mould exposure might be getting chronic colds or recovering very slowly from a cold, feeling run down, headaches and wanting to sleep all the time.

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Every January and February, the Variety Club of BC has their annual fund raising campaign which culminates with the Variety Club Show of Hearts Telethon on BC TV. The Variety Club can be found wherever there are children in need. Fundraising capital projects for hospitals and development centers, supporting essential services such as medical treatments, subsidizing the purchase of wheelchairs, Sunshine Coaches, specialized equipment and tools or

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Monday, January 28, 2013 Kootenay News Advertiser Locally Juniper Lanes and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3032 have joined forces to host a fun filled event on February 3, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 2 hours of lazer bowl followed by pizza (donated by Panago) and soft drink (donated by Selkirk) and of course Prizes. This year we have opened it up to everyone. Put a team together of family and friends, young and old, or just want to individually join in, just drop by Juniper Lanes and pick up a pledge form. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $30 in pledges, and there will be a prize for the highest pledge earner as well as many other prizes for young and old. Come out and help us raise funds for this worthwhile cause, or if you would like to make a donation you can stop by Juniper Lanes and they will be happy to accept them on behalf of the KIDS.

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Canadian Avalanche Association Active Member and local Avalanche Skills Training Course Provider Dave Quinn accepts a cheque for $2600 on behalf of the Canadian Avalanche Center’s Public Education Program from The Choice owner Mike Peabody. “Donations like this are critical for the Canadian Avalanche Center to continue with the public avalanche bulletins and public education and outreach programs, all of which are critical foundations for public safety in the backcountry,” said Quinn. “Huge thanks to Mike and the staff at the Choice.”

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Pooch wins big in U.S. competition


Margie Leopold, holding her champion Siberian Husky, Nash, accepts the award at the 2012 SHCA National Specialty Show. People in Cranbrook know Margie Leopold as the owner of Pretty

Pooch and the person who trains and grooms their pets. To the dog A5 breeders and spectators at the 2012 SHCA National Specialty show held in Utah recently, Leopold is known as a breeder of championship Siberian Huskies. This past competition, Leopold took her Siberian Husky, Nash, (named after Steve Nash) to the show where she competed against more than 400 other huskies in 700 entries, taking home a fourth place finish in Bred by Exhibitor class. “It was a huge win for a Canadian,” said Leopold. “Dogs from around the world were there and from just about every state in the U.S.” Nash is from the first litter of Siberians bred by Leopold and is a known champion, having the Canadian Regional Award of Merit as one of his past accomplishments.

And in case you think that these shows are purely for looks, here is an excerpt from the Amerian Kennel Club specifications for showing a Siberian Husky: “The most important breed characteristics of the Siberian Husky are medium size, moderate bone, well balanced proportions, ease and freedom of movement, proper coat, pleasing head and ears, correct tail, and good disposition. Any appearance of excessive bone or weight, constricted or clumsy gait, or long, rough coat should be penalized. The Siberian Husky never appears so heavy or coarse as to suggest a freighting animal; nor is he so light and fragile as to suggest a sprint-racing animal. In both sexes the Siberian Husky gives

the appearance of being capable of great endurance. In addition to the faults already noted, the obvious structural faults common to all breeds are as undesirable in the Siberian Husky as in any other breed, even though they are not specifically

mentioned herein.” And those specifications are only physical. To show a dog a lot more has to be accoutned for. “A dog has to be special to be in these kinds of shows. It has to be healthy, fit, have a great temperment,” said Leo-

pold. “These shows can be very stressful—lots of dogs and noise. This means they have to be well socialized and have to have a good temperment for judging. I start training them as puppies for socialization.”

call for project proposals Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs The Regional District of East Kootenay is accepting project proposals for funding consideration from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs for the areas of: City of Cranbrook City of Fernie City of Kimberley Village of Canal Flats Village of Radium Hot Springs

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For information about preparing your project proposal or to have an application form forwarded to you, please call Nikki Bradshaw or Shannon Moskal at 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335 (toll-free). Deadline for project proposals is 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013. Late applications are not eligible for consideration. Administered and managed by the Regional District of East Kootenay.

BC Hydro will be making system improvements and re-locating the power line in the Wasa—Wolfe Creek area to improve reliability for customers along Wolfe Creek Road. Work will begin March 2013 and is expected to be completed by November 2013. The project will include vegetation clearing work, followed by construction activities and the use of heavy equipment, which could result in higher than normal traffic activity in the area.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Wolfe Creek Line Relocation Project, please contact Michael Price, Project Manager at 778 452 6882 or Diane Tammen, Community Relations Manager at 250 489 6862.


BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience that the construction activity may cause, and will complete the work safely and efficiently as possible.

The Regional District of East Kootenay is receiving applications for one person to represent Electoral Area C on the Cranbrook Public Library Board. To be considered for the position, the applicant must be a resident or elector of Electoral Area C and cannot be an employee of the RDEK or Library Board. The term of this volunteer position will run until December 31, 2013. Interested persons must submit letters of application and brief resumes including reasons for interest and related experience to Shannon Moskal, Community Services Manager, at the RDEK office in Cranbrook. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

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Time is precious. A Jaffray woman has found out just how precious this commodity is after learning that she will require a double lung transplant to live. Kelly Guenther is looking forward to the community stepping up and helping her to survive to enjoy at least a little more time with her children and grandchildren. This February 10, at the Jaffray Hall, residents are invited to dinner and auctions to help in this difficult time. Guenther has Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a condition in which the body does not make enough of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage. The condition can lead to emphysema and liver disease. This causes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (COPD). “It’s totally irreversible,” said Guenther. “I need a double lung transplant to save my life now.” While she has had this condition for most of her life, Guenther spent many years being misdiagnosed before a doctor found the real cause of her illness. “They would tell me I had panic and anxiety. I told them they would panic too if they couldn’t breathe.” The procedure will take place at the University Hospital in Edmonton. Guenther has just learned that she has been accepted for a six-week physiotherapy regimen that she must undergo to strengthen her body for the operation. After the operation however, she will need


Grandmother Nellie Lightburn and father Rick Lightburn are hoping that area residents will show up for an auction and dinner to help Kelly (Lightburn) Guenther (seated) as she is soon to undergo a double lung transplant. to stay in Edmonton for three to six months to recover. “They are very strict about having someone there with me,” said Guenther. “My husband’s work will accommodate him as much as they can, but he may have to leave from time to time.” Because of the extended stay in Edmonton, Rick Lightburn, Guenther’s father, said that the family could use any funds possible to help. While the operation and anti-rejection drugs should be covered, the accommodations and possibly some other medical costs will come out of the family’s pocket. On February 10, the family is hoping that

residents of Jaffray and the surrounding area will come to the Jaffray Hall for a lasagne dinner and a live and silent auction, with the proceeds going to help Guenther’s family. Donations will also be welcome. Items up for auction include packages put together by local businesses, artists and residents who have donated valuable items to help give Guenther the precious time needed to watch her grandchildren grow up. For more information, contact Diana or Wade Lightburn at 250-4293582 or email them at

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The Mount Baker Senior Boys Basketball team raised $385 by doing a pre-season warm-up camp for boys & girls in Grade 7-9 on January 4. Junior players who participated in the event came away with good memories and better skills. The money will be used to help defray the costs of travel during the season.

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To Place a lisTing in our community news section: 1. open to all clubs and non-profit organizations. 2. Post your event online at www. kootenayadvertiser. com (calendar). events appear on our website onlY. if you wish your event to be published in the paper please submit by fax (250)489-3743 or to our front desk or email: advertising@ 3. notices are published as space permits and for the current week only. This is not a guarantee of publication. We reserve the right to edit information...

January 28 FraTernal order oF eagles ladies auxiliary pancake breakfast 8:30am-11am. 711 Kootenay st.n, everyone welcome, $5 per person. Funds to cniB.

January 28 JuBilee chaPTer # 64, oes, will be meeting, at 7:30 PM sharp, at the Masonic hall, 401-3rd avenue south, cranbrook.

Jan. & Feb. KindergarTen BoosTers are available for children between the ages of 4 and 6 years at the cranbrook health unit. For an appointment call 250 420-2207. sPecial gosPel serVices: each sunday from January 13th to February 24th, 2013, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time. girl guides of canada hall, 1421 - 2nd st s cranbrook. Phone contact: (250) 426-4791.

February 1 BiBles For M i s s i o n s ThriFT sTore/ cranBrooK, celebrates our First anniversary! open Tues. – sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone # 778 520-1981. 824 Kootenay st. n. cranbrook The Cranbrook & District Arts Council Workshop with Jean Pederson. The workshop will be held at the cranbrook & district arts council gallery at 135 10 avenue s in cranbrook from Feb 8 to 11th, 2013. deadline for registration is Friday, February 1st. registration fee is $275 for cdac members and $300 for non-members.

February 2 annual scoTTish Tea Kimberley united church 1-3pm highland dancers,scottish Fare at tea tables, bake table, and a Twice loved jewellery table. $5.00


February 6 Free PuBlic sWiM at Kimberley rec centre. 5-6pm, hosted by harmomny chapter eastern sTar.

February 9 cranbrook eagles club spahetti Feed Fund raiser 5:30-7:30 pm. $10 per adult, children under 12 $8. Tickets available from aerie, auxiliary, and cranbrook Bugle Band.

February 20 Free FaMilY sWiMs where children 18 years & under must be accopanied by an adult 6-7pm at the Kimberley aquatic centre. sponsored by Knights of columbus

February 23 girl guides oF canada, cranbrook are hosting a Tea & BaKe sale at the cranbrook guide hall, 1421 2nd street south, from 12:30 p, to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $4.00 each. Tickets are available from any guiding member; or at the door. For more information please call Pam at 250489-3155.


child healTh clinics are held Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning by appt. Parents welcome to drop-in and discuss concerns with public health nurses weekdays from 8:30-4:30 at Kimberley north star dream Team. BaBY and Me drop in for parents with babes in arms, Tuesdays 10-12, cranbrook Family connections 46-17th ave s (next to skateboard park) niki, 421-8096. criBBage aT senior drop-in centre: 562 3 aVe, Fernie in These challenging TiMes your support of the Ms Walk is more important than ever. each walker, team captain and volunteer who participates is a vital partner in providing research. Join the movement to end Ms by registering today, set a goal and multiply your impact by recruiting friends and family to walk with you as a Ms walk team hearTs in MoTion Walking club meet Mon, Wed, Fri at the cranbrook rec Plex 9am. Walk inside or out, all ages welcome. Marion 250-426-4529 or Jeanette 250-426-2393 Food BanK Bingo, Kimberley elks club, every Monday at 7pm

427-2343 The cranBrooK WoMen’s cenTer, 32-13th ave s has reopened. hours of operation Mon-thurs, 10-12:30, 1-3:30. information, support, lay counselling & advocacy provided. small free store on site. contact Vicky, 426-2912. sParWood earlY childhood development committee meetings, 2nd Wednesday of each month 5:006:00pm. leisure center. Join us for a fast pace discussion on projects to enhance opportunities for preschool children. easT KooTenaY Brain inJurYsuPPorT grouPs for caregivers & survivors Kimberley meets first Wednesday of each month 3pm at Youth centre. cranbrook meets third Wednesday of each month 2pm @ united church everyone welcome! inTeresTed in Your Family roots, cranbrook Family history centre hrs Tues & Thurs. 10-8, sat 10-1. 426-4614. Banner oVer BaKer street. does your not-for-profit organization have an event coming up? hang your banner on Baker st. for optimum visibility. Book now before your important dates are taken. spots available for 2010 in Feb, Mar, May & Jun. 250-426-4223 oVer eaTers anonYMous meets every Tuesday night from 7-8 pm sharp at the united church on 12 th ave south. drop ins welcome. our group is a 12 step program for support around food disorders. healThY MoMs/ healThY BaBes Free outreach program with information & resources for women who are pregnant or parenting a new baby. group drop-ins and 1:1 visits at Kimberley early learning centre on Wednesdays from 5-7pm. call Jenn at 250-427-8772 sTrongsTarT Bc Free family drop-in program for preschool-aged children accompanied by a parent. Kimberley early learning centre. activities include circle time, play centres, nutritious snack and active play. Monday 9 - 12, Tuesday (Marysville school) 8:45 - 11:45, Thursday 9 - 12, Friday 9 - 12. call gina 250427-5309 JoB oPTions Bc is seeking employers in cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie & invermere who would be interested in

calendar hosting a 4 week work experience. Wage subsidies available. call today for more information, contact Maureen or nick 250.426.8019. PlaY Bridge - every Monday at 1:30 pm, downstairs in the seniors hall. KiMBerleY rocKY MounTain riders. The rocky Mountain riders is a family club whose purpose is to promote equine activities. We hold regular monthly meetings the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. 427-1748 Fernie legion. We invite any adults to join us and relax in our lounge, please come to the legion lounge at 551 - 1st avenue, weekdays and saturdays after 2 PM. WoMen For soBrieTY, Tues, noon, east Kootenay addiction services society, 202 1617 Baker street, cranbrook, 489-4344. chrisTian Men’s coFFee hour, every Friday morning, 10 am to noon, Kootenay roasting company, 903 Baker st. every christian man is invited to

attend this coffee time. Join with us in a time of fellowship & growing in our relationship with Jesus. doMinoes aT seniors drop in centre: dominoes at seniors drop in centre, Fernie, every Monday at 1 p.m. seniors drop in centre, Fernie, 562 3rd ave. The FreshWaTer Fisheries socieTY of Bc welcomes all novice anglers to take part in our learn to Fish Program at the Kootenay Trout hatchery. For a suggested donation of $5, the program teaches all you need to know catch some fish this summer! Pre-book by calling us at 250-429-3214 or by emailing: i aM Planning To compile a book of remembrance, to honour First nations, Metis and inuit veterans, past and present. For more information, please contact: 250-489-4532. VolunTeers needed, helP coach special olympics bowling, Kimberley, sun afternoons, 1-3, cranbrook, Mon af-


ternoons, 1-3, training & assistance provided. contact leo Mittermayr after 5, 489-4558. seniors Bridge, Mon, 1 pm, Thurs, 7 pm, lower centennial hall, Kimberley. For more info, 427-3377. The cranBrooK healTh care auxiliary is in real need of volunteers to take a shift at the easT KooTenaY regional hosPiTal at the diagnostic imaging and information desk 417-2746 for KaTe FoX. active members Please give 2 - 3 hours of your time per week dance cluB droPin, learn swing, salsa, Waltz, etc. Fun, no pressure atmosphere. stages school of dance (red cross Building). Fridays, 7-9pm. randy/ Kim 250-426-1142 or Bob/adele 250-417-0462 cranBrooK senior Bingo at senior hall on Wednesdays at 1pm. 125-17th ave s. 250-426-7504 Fast is fun for everyone! learn to speed skate with the Kimberley speed skating club. sundays 6-7pm,

Wednesdays 6:307:30pm at Marysville arena. We train toddlers to seniors. car pooling available. info 250-426-7322 Free senior skating, Fridays, 10-11am. contact Mary 250-427-7931 air cadeTs - 552 Key city cranbrook invites all youth between age 12 - 18 to join us for an active, exciting and challenging experience Tuesday evenings sept. through June. Program includes flying/gliding, marksmanship, effective speaking, leadership, physical fitness, citizenship, survival training, 2-6 week long summer training, field training exercises and much more. no direct cost to join. Meet every Tuesday evening 6 - 9 pm at 308 - 10 ave. s, 2nd Floor. info - contact capt. Bott at 250-4263685 or Kim MacBride at 250-426-0131 or email trainingdesk552@gmail. com” al-anon MeeTing eVerY sunday at 7pm downstairs united church, Kimberley. Pat 250-427-7792 or cynthia 250-427-0573

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Player spotlight: Captain Joey Leach Twenty-year-old Defenseman Joey Leach was recently named as Captain for the remainder of the 2012-2013 season. Leach is the second captain this year following the departure of Drew Czerwonka this past October. Stats, 2012 -13 Regular Season: GP: 40 G: 3 A: 16 PTS: 19 +/–: 17 PIM: 30

“Leadership is important on any team and it comes from within. When you have a young team it is even more important to have players that know what it takes to win and develop that winning culture. All four players wearing letters were a part of our 2011 Championship Team and understand the standard of excellence we strive to accomplish” said Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club.

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Kootenay Christian Academy was awarded $500 at the Kootenay Ice School Spirit night game. KCA had over 100 people dressed in yellow and green with their faces painted by KCA’s preschool teacher (Miss Natalie) and the principal (Mrs. Sabbagh). KCA wants to thank Jagger Dirk and Mike Simpson from the Kootenay Ice and Peter Stefano from Falkins Insurance for presenting this generous gift of $500 dollars to KCA students. KCA plans to use the money for new volleyball uniforms.

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Anna McDonald/Maki 1923-2013 It is with great sorrow that the family of Anna McDonald/ Maki announces her peaceful passing at the F.W. Green Memorial Home in Cranbrook on Monday, January 14, 2013. Anna was born on June 22, 1923 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was a stay at home mom and enjoyed time with her family and friends and baking. She will be forever remembered as a kind and caring lady. Anna is survived by her siblings Jim (Elsie), Connie, Lil and Ken (Bernice); her children Clarence (Rina), Marion (Jim), Martha (Syd), Irene (Elgin), Dave (Tracy) and Mark (Tannis); as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Wayne and two husbands. A memorial service for Anna was held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Anna may do so to the: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, BC & Yukon Division, 1501, 4330-Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 9Z9.

OBITUARY Betty Jean Olofson 1935 - 2013 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Betty Jean Olofson announces her passing on Friday, January 18, 2013 in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 77 years of age. Betty was born on June 20, 1935 in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Many people will remember her from the Lancaster's convenience store 7 to11. Betty will sadly missed by her family and many friends. She will never be forgotten and will always be dear to our hearts. Betty is survived by her son Larry Amell of Couer d'Alene, Idaho; daughters Karen (Ron) Gilbert of Roseville, California, Shannon Olofson of Cranbrook, Tammy (Ward) Potter of Cranbrook; step-daughters Penny Simpson of Cranbrook and Joanne (Dean) Hodgson of Mexico; grandchildren Abby (Matthew) Huber and Nicholas Gilbert of Roseville, California, Nicole, Dustin Luke, Raquel Luke, Brooke Potter, Randy Potter, Katie Lomeland of Portland, Oregon and Dustin Lomeland; sisters Marlene Parnell of Tenison, Texax, Linda (Norman) Sietz of Anchorage, Alaska, Terrie (Alan) Gessner of Couer d'Alene, Idaho and many more nieces and nephews and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Marvin and Ethel Amell and her husband Nels Olofson. A memorial service for Betty will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook at 2:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

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2034 Cranbrook Street, N., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3T1 250-489-4327 • Toll Free 1-877-689-4327 DL#5467

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Cranbrook Dodge is pleased to commence 2013 with the continued addition of Norm Zulps in the position of Service Manager for their full-line Dodge, Chrysler, Ram & Jeep dealership. He joined the team in May of 2012, and has been an integral part of continuing to build on our valued reputation within the community. Norm grew up in North Vancouver, and has always had a keen interest in cars, motorcycles and woodworking. His dealership experience began with Regency Chrysler in 1988, where he progressed from Service Advisor to Tower Operator to Service Manager. In 1995 he and his wife moved to Kelowna as they started their family, where he took the position of Norm Zulps Service Manager at Scott Chrysler (now Okanagan Dodge) and continued there until 2004. He changed career paths into the construction Àeld, but the pull of the fast pace and customer contact of the auto industry was too strong. Norm jumped at the opportunity to join the team at Cranbrook Dodge as Service Manager when it was offered to him by his long-time friend Dave Girling, in May of 2012. He and his wife Kathy and two daughters are looking forward to continuing to explore Cranbrook and the surrounding Kootenay area, and becoming part of the community. It just may take a bit to break him of his 17 years of cheering for the Rockets when attending our Kootenay Ice games.

1725 Cranbrook St. N. Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3S9

250-426-6614 Toll Free:1-800-663-2268




Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

PHARMACY ASSISTANT Save-On-Foods in Cranbrook is hiring! QualiďŹ ed candidates have completed an accredited Pharmacy Assistant program or have 2 years of dispensary experience with great communication & customer service skills. Kroll computer experience is an asset. Apply to:

Monday, January 28, 2013 Kootenay News Advertiser

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Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk

30 hour/week position



Now Hiring – Assistant Manager Help Wanted

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Extra Foods Store in Fernie is seeking to hire an Assistant Manager. Reporting to the Owner/Operator, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for day to day management of all aspects of a Grocery Store. This includes, but is not limited to: effective execution of all merchandising programs and ordering; ensuring departments are ready for business at all times; and assisting with training and coaching of staff. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written skills, as well as an exceptional commitment to customer service. Ability to work in a fast paced environment as well as availability for working a variety of shifts are also requirements of this role. Please forward your resume to Extra Foods at 1792A – 9th Avenue, Fernie, B.C. V0B 1M0, Attention: Ann, Store Owner or fax to (250) 423-7387

Thank you for your interest in Extra Foods Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

MOUNT MILLIGAN THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following positions: t Chief Mine Engineer & Mine Engineer t Senior Surveyor t Chief Geologist t Construction Superintendent t Civil Supervisor t HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Many, many more. For complete job descriptions please visit: Apply by email to: Or by Fax: 888-881-3527

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Education/Trade Schools

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The successful applicant must have: Good Computer skills Good customer service skills Previous Parts experience is an asset

Please FAX resumes to 250-353-2911 Or EMAIL :


High paced Domestic Dealership is seeking energetic, highly motivated people who would like a career in the sales profession. There are a number of positions available. No experience necessary as training will be provided. Reply with resume to: or mail to: The Kootenay Advertiser Box 242 1510 2nd Street North Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L2

Member Service Supervisor We are looking for an energetic person, for our Fernie location, with strong supervisory skills, a desire to learn and a willingness to lead a team in a fast paced, challenging environment. Our Member Service Supervisor will be responsible for supervising staff, within a Collective Agreement, motivating a sales team and ensuring a high level of customer service. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in financial services. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply to Box 243 c/o Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St. N., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L2 or email: (quote box number) Our closing date on this will be Feb 4.

Social Planning Coordinator The Social Planning Society of Cranbrook & Area (SPSCA) is a non-profit organization striving to bring citizens of Cranbrook and area together to actively improve the quality of life of our community, through coordinated research, collaborative engagement and strategic action. The SPSCA is looking for a dynamic individual to explore with the Social Sector, existing gaps and opportunities for improved systems. The successful candidate will work with the Society and other community contacts to: • Build connections and communication systems • Identify gaps and opportunities • Develop action plans to address identified issues • Identify strategies to support the ongoing sustainability of SPSCA • Complete all reporting processes The successful candidate will have a Post-secondary degree from a recognized university related to community development, social planning, social work, political science or combination of related education and experience. This is a contract term position; supervised and supported by the SPSCA with Columbia Basin Trust grant funding. For a complete job description and to submit a resume please contact: Donna Brady Fields, United Way office: 250-426-8833 Email: 930 Baker Street, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J2 Closing Date: February 6, 2013 Project Start date: February 18, 2013 Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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Established utilities services company is seeking part time and full time METER READERS for Cranbrook, Sparwood, Vernon, Cache Creek, Trail, Kamloops, Grand Forks, Salmon Arm, Osoyoos, Penticton, Merrit, Nelson, Revelstoke and surrounding areas. ‹ E_perience reading meters is considered an asset ‹ 4ust have a reliable vehicle ‹ 4ust be customer oriented ^ith good communications skills ‹ 4ust be capable of ^orking independently in various ^eather conditions ‹ 7hysically demanding Qob ‹ *ompany provided uniforms and training ‹ 7aid by piece rate paid per meter that you read ‹ 0f hired clean +rivers (bstract clean *riminal )ackground *heck and proof of business class vehicle insurance required ‹ Earning potential of appro_imately  per hour Email resume to noting location of choice in the subQect line or fa_ to 877-864-2831


Above average earning potential at a very well established, full service dealership located in the beautiful East Kootenay. Must be highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills. No experience necessary as training will be provided. Please send resume to: Box #244 c/o The Kootenay News Advertiser 1510-2nd Street North Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L2 or email: Box #244 (subject line) Summit Community Services Second Steps Daycare in Kimberley has an immediate opening for a qualified

Early Childhood Educator/ Educator’s Assistant to work with 3-5 year olds in our fun, play based environment. We are offering a permanent part-time position, benefits included. For more information and to submit a resume please contact: Cindy-Lou Muise at Phone: (250)427-3386 Fax: (250)427-3307 Email: Or in person at Second Steps Daycare 1850 Warren Ave Kimberley, BC V1A 1S1 A15

How to reach us:

Call Toll Free 1-800-665-2382, stop in to our office at 1510-2nd St. N., Cranbrook or visit our web site

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Feller Buncher operator required, permanent position, full benefits, in East Kootenays. Call 1 (250)349-5415 or fax 1(250)349-7522.

HIRING LOCAL DRIVERS to transport railway crews. Vehicle & training is provided. Class 4 driver’s license is required, assistance will be provided for those who require upgrade. Flexible schedule for a 24/7 operation. F/T & P/T opportunities WINTER WAGES $18.00/HR Contact Wolf Bigge:

BAD CREDIT happens to GOOD PEOPLE We understand. If you need a vehicle, but don’t have the cash to buy one, call us at 250-489-0903 and ask for our Ànancial department. All calls are conÀdential.

COME SEE the expanded show room at Flaman Fitness, we have Bow Flex gyms, Nautilus treadmills, bikes and elipticals. Plus we have a huge clearance section upstairs. We’re located on the strip downtown Cranbrook. Just look for the 7’ tall running man out front 250-426-2691


Rec Therapist Golden Life Management, Southern BC’s largest seniors care provider, is seeking Rec Therapist for Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook, BC.

Fax: (403)504-8664

WILDSIGHT Cranbrook Sustainability Coordinator, 25-35 hr/week, 6 month contract with possibility of continuation, info www.wildsight.cacranbrooksustainabilitycoordinator


• Free Consultation

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One of the East Kootenay’s top-selling dealerships is looking to add a SALES CONSULTANT to its team of professionals. If you are a results-driven, customer-focused team player - and ready to maximize your earning potential, please drop by Denham Ford, on the strip in Cranbrook with your resume, and ask for Rene Kowalchuk.

Ford BC Ltd.


Hub International, the largest brokerage in Canada has a unique career opportunity for the right person; we are looking for a Commercial Insurance Apprentice. The successful candidate will need to be self motivated, customer & detailed focused individual who works well on their own or in a team environment. This position entails training and progression through: ICBC, Homeowners, Small business, and then into Larger Commercial Accounts. You will be evaluated at each level of training before moving on to the next. A projected time frame is two years to complete with the end result of a “Commercial Account Executiveâ€? designation. Pre Requisites: ‡ Grade 12 graduate ‡ Valid BC license ‡ Criminal Record Check ‡ 0andatory Disc ProĂ€ling ‡ Familiar with 0S :ord & Excel ‡ Level 1 Insurance License ‡ CAIB Designation 0andatory within 2 years of start date. Please apply in person to: 307 Cranbrook Street N Cranbrook, BC V1C 3R4 or by Fax: 250 426-5056 Email:

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Cleaning Services Cleaning services available. I have 30 years of residential, commercial & industrial cleaning experience. Whether you just want your business or house cleaned or you are moving. Call me for all your cleaning needs. I offer my services at reasonable rates. I clean anything from ceilings to floors & everything in between. Call Vicky, 1(250)431-8537



Snow Shovelling, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Painting, Flooring, Basements and More. WE DO THAT! Call Doug

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One of the East Kootenay’s top-performing dealerships is looking to add a Parts Manager to their Fixed Operations team. You are both customer and bottom-line driven, with exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Salary will commensurate with experience. Please email your resume to Braydon Denham or drop by Denham Ford on the strip, in Cranbrook.


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31st Ave S 400 block, 34th Ave S 500 block, 5 & 6th St S 3100-3300 block 25-26th Avenue S 200 block 2A Street S 2600 block 3rd Street S 2300-2600 block

What are you waiting for? Call 250-489-3455 today!

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs BEACHCOMBER HOT TUBS save up to $4010 at the factory year end clearance event while stock lasts, plus we have 8 reconditioned hot tubs starting as low as $800. This month save 20% off HOT TUB COVERS. 100 Van Horne Street North Cranbrook 250426-7999 and RELAX IT’S A BEACHCOMBER

Water Services Culligan can fix that nasty white build up on your taps or cure that annoying red staining in bath tub or laundry. Call Culligan Cranbrook today and let us fix your water right the first time! Call (250)426-2691 or visit our website And remember at Culligan we will always come to your home and test your water for free!

Help Wanted Apply Within Your path to a better job starts here.


Monday, January 28, 2013 Kootenay News Advertiser

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Feed & Hay

Heavy Duty Machinery

Business for Sale

Hay & Green feed, round bales, $30-$80 per bale depending on quality, Elkhorn Ranch, (250)342-0617

Pet Services Gone But Not Forgotten Keep the memory of your pet alive with a custom memorial and/or urn

RV Park For Sale Small park, approx. 3 acres between Fairmont & Radium Hot Springs. 9-yr old 3-bdrm, 2-bath house w/art room addition, wrap around decks. Also, 2-bdrm cottage w/long time renter, 17 leased lots (yearly), 8 nightly lot rentals, public bathrooms & storage sheds, fenced & landscaped, $650,000. (250)342-1217

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB


Newspaper carriers required to provide holiday cover On the Strip, Cranbrook 250.426.6278

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances 22 cu ft Whirlpool side by side 2003 refrigerator/freezer water and ice excellent condition $450. Phone 250-427-2694

$100 & Under Four 175/14” All Season. Three 215/85/R16” LT 10-ply Avalanche X-Treme. Four 215/70/R15” All Season. Two Hankook P185/70/R14” All Season, like new. Two P195/65/R15”. All are $25/each. (250)417-6603

Various areas, enhanced rate of pay. Contact Charlene

4x8 slate Dufferin pool table, 4 cues with rack, 2 sets of balls, $600 obo.(250)417-3727 Are you moving? Need boxes? Call The Kootenay Advertiser. $5.00 for a bundle of ten Great for small items or dishes or books. (250)489-3455 Wanted: Antlers. Racks, taxidermy, antiques. Cash paid. Kelly, (250)426-6993


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Mountain Man Outdoors

250-426-2717 1-800-796-4666

Kootenay Valley Sportsman’s 20th Annual Gun Show. Bonners Ferry Fairgrounds Feb 8th Noon - 6pm Feb 9th 9am-6pm Feb 10th 9am-3pm Admission $4. WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750


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1.5 STOREY home on 2.19 acres, .7 km from downtown Cranbrook in RDEK, lots of amenities and upgrades, double drive & garage, large deck, garden shed, all backed by Crown land, priced below market value, $262,000. 1-509344-9090 Duplex in Cranbrook, Gold Creek area, 1.4 acres, main floor has kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom, bath & W/D, lower floor walk out basement w/living room, 1 bath, 2 bedrooms, furnace & storage. 2 great wells, greenhouse, lots of storage, references. For info, (250)4891619

DJ SERVICE & KARAOKE Weddings (complete), anniversaries, birthdays & family reunions. Will travel throughout area. *Not expensive - No time limit or extra costs. One price 20+ years of entertaining. Families & guests. CALL ME! Leave Message 250-421-3298,Lily.


Firewood: Dry Larch, split & delivered, $200/cord. (250)489-3697



2 ½ Acre View Lots

Looking to purchase a new home?

3-bdrm home on 5-acres

ESTATE - HOUSE, Wynndel Flats on 6.3/acres. Approx 1200sq.ft. main floor, 4/bdrms. 2 1/2/baths, 1 1/2 story + full bmnt. Exc. soil for gardening crops, grew strawberries for 40/yrs, asparagus for 10/yrs, now in hay. 1/acre fenced for pets + fenced front yard. Recent improvements- new asphalt shingles on garage, new deck, siding, painting and repairs. $255,000obo. 250-8665274 WELL kept. Two bed., Two bath, 14x66 with 10x 18 Storage Rm, Hot tub, two decks. Storage shed. This a strata on .09 Acre. Many new improvements. 428-4553



One of the Family Inc. 1996 When considering a kennel: • Over 40 years unsurpassed experience • Govt. Cert. trainer & K9 behaviourist on staff • Puppies are safely socialized • Veterinarian referred • 25 pristine acres with 5 separate buildings for quality care of your family pet (250)426-6461

Max #288362

Breed: Terrier Cross Shih Tzu Color: Brown Sex: Male (Neutered) Age: Adult

Please call to adopt

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All the PET-iculars Holistic Blends Health Products

20% Off Chinchilla Products

Dry Fir split firewood, $150/load. Pick up load w/racks, $150. Deliver Cbk area. (250)417-2037

For Sale By Owner Wynndel- 1/BDRM 1/BATH house on 10 acres. Great view property on Elsie Holmes Rd. Older but well-maintained, approx. 1000sq. ft. Lg l/rm, kitchen/dining area, closed in porch & walk-in bsmt. Front balcony w/beautiful view of Creston Flats. Lg detached garage/workshop. Asking $269,000 obo 250-866-5274

Small parcel of land minutes from Kimberley, great potential, first $45,000 takes it. (250)427-5120

Sheds & Call Rick

Musical Instruments

For Sale By Owner

WELL kept. Two bed., Two bath, 14x66 with 10x 18 Storage Rm, Hot tub, two decks. Storage shed. This a strata on .09 Acre. Many new improvements. 428-4553

Misc. Wanted Antlers Wanted, Sets, Elk & Deer. 250-422-3444

Real Estate

Must see! Asking $475,000 (250)426-5385


For Sale By Owner

1-800-665-2382 or (250)489-3455

Real Estate

1.5 baths, sunken living room, vaulted ceiling, fireplace insert, lrg kitchen, dining room, full bsmt, hardwood floors, metal roof, cabin, greenhouse, many upgrades, great views.

PLACER GOLD CLAIMS for sale on Wild Horse River $4000-$15,000. 250-417-5176

Misc. for Sale

Real Estate

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Ask us about the Fish of the Month

Pet Clothing

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Prices in effect Jan. 30 - Feb. 12, 2013

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Find us on Hours: Mon.-Wed., Sat. 10am-6pm, Thurs.-Fri. 10am-8pm, Sun. & holidays 11am-5pm Facebook 1610 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC ‰ Phone: 250-426-8600

The Kootenay Advertiser can be reached by calling

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Enjoy the best views of the Rocky Mountains just 15 minutes from downtown Cranbrook! • Paved Roads • Power • Well For Sale by Owner (250) 421-0393

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Real Estate

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Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower


Avail Mar 1, Cbk, 3-bdrm, ensuite bath, walk-in closet, laundry, carport, fenced yard, $1100 + util. (250)426-9709

Spacious 1-bdrm basement suite, private entrance, fully furnished, utilities included, suits working person or student, n/p, n/s, n/parties, $600/mth, references required. (250)426-0654 Spacious 1-bdrm, ground level entrance bsmt suite, private entrance & parking, gas fireplace, partially furnished, located 5 minutes from downtown on scenic acreage, suitable for a single person, n/p, n/s, utilities inc., ref req. $700/mo. (250)489-4082

Lower than posted bank rates. No application fee. Mortgage renewal, reÂżnancing, debt consolidation & pre-qualiÂżcation. Private Mortgages. John Magis 1-877-489-1691 MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE

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Fairmont Hot Springs, 2/Bedroom Villa (sleeps 6) March 3-10 2013 $700. Call Jinty Paterson

250-866-5355(home) 250-428-1616(cell)

Rooms for Rent

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

APARTMENTS FOR RENT • 1& 2 Bedroom units • Security Buildings • On-site Manager • Fridge, stove & hot water included • Centrally located near malls, schools, college & hospital


106 1850 2nd St. N., Cranbrook Phone (250) 489-5160 (250) 417-1260 2-bdrm apt in Kimberley, furnished, util inc., $700/mth. (250)427-5137 2-bdrm apt, Kimberley, avail immed, adult oriented, n/p, n/parties, quiet, parking, cable, internet, utilities inc, $750/mth. (250)427-1890 Cranbrook, 2-drm apt, n/s, n/parties, n/p, adult oriented, heat inc., $800. Close to all amenities. (250)829-0607 Forest Park Estates, 2-bdrm condo, 5-appl, n/p, $800/mth. (250)489-5602 Under New Management: Secure Clean Affordable Well maintained and managed. Close to all amenities. No pets, n/parties, no smoking, reference/credit check required. Ask about our January move-in specials! Galbraith Manor, 1825 4th St N, 1-bdrm, $600/mth Norbury Place, 1501 Baker Street, 2-bdrms, $700/mth, covered parking. (250)919-2713 WILSHIRE Apartments, central location, incl heat, hot water, games room, sauna, hot tub, n/p, n/s, n/parties, 1 & 2bdrm units, 250-417-7379

Mobile Homes & Pads MOBILE Home in Erickson for Rent. 5 minutes from town. 2 Bdm. Solarium w/fireplace. Washer Dryer Fridge/ Stove. No smoking/no pets. $650 + utilities. References required. 250-428-5159

Homes for Rent 2 + 1 bdrm Kimberley house, F/S, DW, W/D, carport, n/s, n/p, n/parties, close to swimming pool & arena, $750/mth + utilities, avail Feb. 1. Call (250)427-2975 3-bdrm house w/half bsmt, garage in back yard, quiet neighborhood, n/p, n/s, includes utilities, $1250/m plus DD. (250)426-4401 3 BEDROOM condo, top floor, lake view, heated parking. Executive furnishings included for $1395, unfurnished for $1295. Includes water, gas and condo fees.

Weekly rooms for rent including daily housekeeping and a deluxe hot breakfast please contact 250 426 6683 and ask for the sales department Extension 412

ONLINE RV DEALS Over 200 new & used motorhomes, 5th wheels, trailers & campers. 0 down financing. Trades accepted. BC’s LARGEST Dealer. Voyager RV Centre, Hwy 97 Winfield. Toll free 1-800-668-1447

Trucks & Vans

Suites, Upper

Cars - Domestic

CRESTON BACHELOR Suite, Spacious, Private, Ground level, $500/mo. Call 250-427-2526 or 250-4275151

2005 Grand Am, 4-dr, auto, loaded, c/w 2 winters, good reliable car, $4000 obo (250)426-6481


Off Road Vehicles

SPARWOOD, 2-storey, 3bdrm townhouse for rent w/full basement, close to school & rec centre. (250)425-4448

1992 - B2600 Mazda, extended cab 4 x 4. 147,000 kl. c/w canopy. Good running order with recent engine work. Excellent condition inside and out. Call 250-919-3599.

Transportation Auto Accessories/Parts ALMOST NEW, 4-winter P235/50R17 tires, $150/each. Ed (250)417-9254

Auto Financing


 Bankruptcy  No credit  Divorce  No problem

Shared Accommodation ROOMS for rent, incl util. Must be working or college student, $425/mo. Available immediately. (250)426-2479

We Finance GOOD, BAD or UGLY Credit Ugly Trucks 250-417-0539 1989 Chev 350 V8, 5-spd, Ext cab, good rubber, runs well, driven daily, $1250. Call (250)417-6603 Cranbrook 2000 Ford Windstar van, ex. shape, runs great, asking $1800. (250)421-9328 or (250)421-9321



Cars - Sports & Imports

Cars - Sports & Imports

Hot Deals Cool Wheels

Suites, Lower

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Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Please be advised that Larry and Sylvia Haber are proposing to remove 40.47 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W1566 located in the vicinity of Lost Dog Canyon, in the Rocky Mountain Forest District. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Larry and Sylvia Haber, Box 452, Kimberley, B.C. V1A 3B9 by February 28, 2013. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting the above.




Cranbrook Alliance Church Rooftop HVAC Replacement Cranbrook Alliance Church is calling for tenders for the replacement of 8 rooftop HVAC units. Tender documentation, including scope, terms of reference, and selection process, can be obtained from: Main Reception, Cranbrook Alliance Church 1200 Kootenay Street N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 5X1 phone: 250 489-404 ‡ fax: 250 489-0129 A mandatory site visit is scheduled for February 5, 2013. Tenders must be submitted on or before February 21, 2013.

Sport Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicle


Steve’s Pick of the Week “Here to fulfill your transportation needs� 2012 NISSAN ROGUE FWD

2.5L, auto, Sonar , power group and much more. 8, 032 kms. Stk#N43907A

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2012 Honda Ridgeline DX

3.0L TDI, AWD, automatic transmission, 7600lbs towing capacity, tow hitch included. Stk#V09078



“Volkswagen luxury!� 2016 Cranbrook St. N., Cranbrook, BC 489-4325 1-888-489-4325 DL#10523

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Tim's Notes 2008 SUBARU OUTBACK

“Great looking vehicle built for our environment. What you would expect from a Subaru!�

Only 10,450 kms, V6, air tilt, cruise, power windows and locks, 4x4. This local, one owner vehicle, has lots of accessories-Tonneau cover, running boards, molded flaps, custom wheels, hood guard and vent visors. This showroom condition Ridgeline is offered for sale at only $31,773. Call Kyle at Northstar Today!

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Ed's Notes 2011SUZUKI SX-4JX Auto, air, cruise, power group, AWD. 11,930 kms. St#S11156A

2-bdrm basement suite, inc. utilities, avail immed, suitable for students, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING, PETS OR PARTIES. $750/mth. (250)489-0105 Cbk, 1-bdrm bsmt suite, 1bath, private entrance,parking space, WD, n/p, n/s, n/parties, ref. requ. $725 util inc. (250)531-0101 (250)919-4486 LOWER LEVEL 2 bdrm suite available immediately in Windermere 4 plex, w/d, fridge/ stove/dw/microw. Large yard and driveway only few blocks from beach with lake views. Pets considered, $825/month. Call or text 250-409-7435 or email

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2009 DODGE JOURNEY $13,495


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Long-live the new type of grandparent! of the prevalence of reconstituted families, many grandchildren now find themselves the beneficiaries of more than one set of grandparents. But this multiplicity of grandmothers and grandfathers can raise the question of what kind of role they should play. It is always a good idea for grandparents to ask themselves what kind of grandpa or grandma they want to be. What values do they wish to transmit? How far can they go without being too intrusive or offending anyone? The whole family will benefit from frank discussions between children, parents, and

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Telling the kids that you’re splitting up At the same time, it is important to realize that avoiding the conversation could leave your child in confusion and uncertainty about what is going on in their family. Telling children about a divorce or a separation is never easy, and that is why it is so important to keep your explanation simple and honest. Here are five points to keep in mind: 1. Plan together how


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A bit of empathy is a good place to start. Children can resist the arrival of a new partner in the life of their father or mother because they perceive the new person as an intruder who is destroying any chances of Mom and Dad getting back together. After all, while you and your new partner have made a choice to be together, the children have probably had little say in the matter. When seen that way, it’s not surprising that they’re not putting on a grand welcome. Take your time and let ties build slowly

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Darling, my mother’s coming for the weekend Do you get along well with your in-laws? According to experts, difficulty with the inlaws is one of the top three causes of conflict between spouses, along with childrearing and family finances. We can’t choose our parents, and in a way we can’t choose our in-laws either. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing; in many families, the mother- and fatherin-law, the uncles, aunts, and all the rest of the clan become acquaintances and often even friends. However, for some couples, the inlaws are a source of annoyance or worse. These difficult relation-

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Is your family ready for a pet? Before you completely give up your heart to the cuddly little ball of fur in front of you, take a few minutes to think over the pet ownership question carefully. Having a cat, dog, hamster, or even a parrot or fish is a commitment that you will have to stick to every day, for years to come. Is your family ready to take on all the responsibilities that keeping a pet entails? If your children are planning to be involved, discuss the sharing of pet-related chores ahead of time.

Be prepared to take on the commitment if others shirk theirs, otherwise the animal will suffer. It might not be reasonable to expect kids to follow through without encouragement or reminders, so don’t be surprised to find yourself asking who wants to take the dog for a walk or who is going to feed the cat or clean the aquarium. While both children and pets are young, it will also be necessary to be vigilant about handling the animal: a loving cuddle can be a life-threatening

squeeze for a kitten or a hamster! Despite the caveats, acquiring a pet has many advantages, as long as you choose the right animal. That means choosing one that all the family will like, one that suits your lifestyle and will have every chance of being happy in your home. Every animal has different needs, needs that you will be responsible for meeting in order to ensure its well-being. So, before making a decision, do some research and talk with family

members about their expectations. Find out all you can about the animal you wish to adopt and the ways its presence will affect the daily routines of your family. For children, the presence of a pet can be a source of real pleasure and a good way to learn to be gentle, patient, and respectful. However, children’s safety should never be neglected: close parental supervision is necessary so that both child and animal can experience a positive relationship.

Modern dads do it their way Fatherhood has sure changed in the last 40 years or so. Not too long ago, dads were pretty much limited to the role of provider and breadwinner, taking care of the physical needs of their families. Nowadays, at least in the western world, fatherhood entails a much more active role in the daily life of the home and family members. The modern dad changes diapers, bottle-feeds the baby, and takes his turn cooking supper and washing the toilet. He is more actively involved in childrearing without

being merely the disciplinarian of the house. It’s nice to think that this new role isn’t an imposition, but rather a choice: dads now elect to have more of a presence in the lives of their children. And a fully present dad does make a difference: several recent studies have shown that the involvement of the father or father-figure positively affects a child’s development. Among other things, a healthy father-child relationship can facilitate a more rapid adaptation to the outside world and a greater

ability to confront the unknown. Young children who have a father-figure who plays with them and teases them gently can socialize more easily with other children. Despite all this, many young fathers are afraid to get involved because they’re not sure how or simply because they are not given the chance by their parenting partner. Moms need to understand that being a competent father doesn’t mean doing things the same way as a mother. Being a dad is different but just as important!

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Crafty Creations expands

Owning a pet has many advantages, as long as you choose an animal that the whole family will enjoy having.

East Kootenay Child Care Resource & Referral (EKCCRR) is pleased to announce the expansion of their craft store ‘Crafty Creations – Building Imagination’. Since 1990 EKCCRR has provided child care information, referrals, and support to East Kootenay Child Care Providers, Families, and Community Partners. We continue to promote the right of each child to quality child care, which includes the

right to a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. We continue to work with communities to establish a quality early learning and child care environment for our future generations, the children. As the old African Proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child”. One form of support that encouraged quality care included a small craft store that had a variety of items such as construction paper, pom

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Kootenay News Advertiser, January 28, 2013  
Kootenay News Advertiser, January 28, 2013  

January 28, 2013 edition of the Kootenay News Advertiser