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Guiness Record-breaking Whiteway looking like a no-go this winter DAN WALTON reporter@invermerevalleyecho.com

Lake Windermere’s world record for hosting the largest and widest outdoor skating rink will likely have to wait at least one more winter. Because of less-than-ideal weather conditions, the organizations working to break the record — the Columbia River Greenways Alliance (CRGA), the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, the CONTINUES TO 'GUINESS' ON PAGE A5

Invermere library named in resident's will More funds will follow initial interim payment of $50,000 once estate is settled NICOLE TRIGG reporter@invermerevalleyecho.com

The Invermere Public Library is the recipient of a generous donation by a long-term Windermere resident who passed away last August. Joseph Camenzind, who died on August 17, 2012 at the age of 86, bequeathed a large sum of money to the library in his will, and library officials received the initial amount of $50,000

BRAD KITCHING PHOTO Kim Poole (#172) makes his way up the first hill of the 30-kilometre Nipika Classic Loppet on Saturday (February 2) at Nipika Mountain Resort. The Toby Creek Skate Loppet followed on Sunday (February 3) and both events took place under sunny bluebird skies with temperatres around 0 degrees Celsius. For more coverage, turn to page A16.

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Hovercraft in sight for the Columbia Valley Anonymous donation brings fundraising to 25 per cent mark DAN WALTON reporter@invermerevalleyecho.com

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believe very strongly in the need,” Danny Osborne, the project’s fundraising initiator, told The Echo. While the family minimized its publicity, Osborne did what he could to show the fire department’s appreciation. “I gave them a tour of the firehall; they had a young lad about six years old or so, and Jim let him sit in and stand on the truck, and that sort of business,” he said. “The family got a chance to hear from [fire chief ] Jim [Miller]; some of the types of issues he has to deal with in performing these kinds of rescues, and the number of incidents per year and so forth.” The Calgary-area family owns a second home in the area. Osborne, whose son nearly died on the lake on Boxing Day in 2011, said the family recognizes that more people are

SUBMITTED PHOTO Danny Osborne presents fire chief Jim Miller with a cheque for $5,000 donated by a Calgary family for a new hovercraft for the Columbia Valley.

taking advantage of the opportunities the frozen ice surface offers in the winter. “They agreed that, as more people use it, risks will increase,

just by definition… It would not look good on the community if there was a tragic incident on the Whiteway,” Osborne said. While the hovercraft

Annual conference will draw Kootenay officials in April NICOLE TRIGG editor@invermerevalleyecho.com

A chance to showcase the Columbia Valley to politicians from every corner of the Kootenays is underway. From April 17 to 23, the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) will be holding its annual conference and AGM at Copper Point Resort. The event, hosted by the Regional District of the East

Kootenay (RDEK), will bring over one hundred officials to the valley and is being held mid-week in hopes many of them will travel with their spouses and families and stay for the weekend. “It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase what the Columbia Valley has to offer to some influential people, not only in the tourism industry but in all kinds of different business opportunities,” said Copper Point Resort general manager Amanda Robinson, “so it’s exciting and we’re very fortunate they’ve selected this part of the world to have this meeting.”

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Echo Index Content Opinion..........................................A6-A7 Community Calendar.........................A9 A&E....................................................A14 Sports.........................................A15-A17 Brain Games......................................A18 Remember When?.............................A19 Build Your Wealth..............................A20 Classifieds..................................A21-A22 Business Profile.................................A23 Serving the Valley..............................A24

Columns Tech Yourself.......................................A7 Ramble On..........................................A7 Grow Your Life.....................................A9 CRANBROOK DAILY PRESS IMAGE Proposed changes by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia would mean the new Kootenay-Columbia riding would have a population of 107,589 people, 2.7 per cent above British Columbia's electoral district quota.

Kootenay-Columbia riding poised to grow Nelson, Salmo and Kaslo could soon join the Kootenay-Columbia riding ALEX COOPER Revelstoke Times Review

Nelson, Salmo and Kaslo could soon join the Kootenay-Columbia federal riding if the recommendations made by the BC Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission pass in the House of Commons. The Commission tabled its report with the House of Commons on January 28. The report modifies the boundary of the KootenayColumbia riding to include Nelson, Salmo, Kaslo and surrounding area, but lops off Nakusp, joining it with the new riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay. The Commission is mandated to increase the province’s electoral districts from 36 to 42 because of a population increase to 4,400,057, according to the 2011 census. The electoral quota for British Columbia is 104,763 residents per electoral district. The proposal is sure to be controversial in the West Kootenay, where local politicians and residents have argued against the move as it would split Nelson from its neighbouring cities of Castlegar and Trail. Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks said he supports the changes, though he ex-

pects his BC Southern Interior NDP counterpart Alex Atamanenko to oppose them. “I expected most of it to happen,” Wilks said. “I’m not opposed to any of it. The commission had a tough job to do. They had to try and get every riding up, and that’s what they had to do.” He did note that expanding the riding would create additional challenges due to the fact he would have to represent more communities — should he win re-election. “Having said that, I’ve made a promise all along that if I am re-elected in 2015 – and I do plan to run – that I would have an office in Nelson as well as Cranbrook, and that would assist the riding immensely,” he said. The result basically chops the existing BC Southern Interior riding in two – adding Nelson, Salmo and Kaslo to Kootenay-Columbia; and re-naming the BC Southern Interior riding as South Okanagan-West Kootenay, which would include Nakusp, Trail, Castlegar, Fruitvale, Grand Forks, Penticton and Osoyoos. The BC Southern Interior riding has traditionally been NDP, while Kootenay-

Columbia and the south Okanagan are traditionally Conservative, meaning the proposed changes could have significant political implications. They add almost 20,000 people from NDPdominated areas to the Kootenay-Columbia, a riding that the Conservative Party (and the Reform Party before it) has dominated for 20 years. John Chisamore, the president of the Kootenay-Columbia NDP riding association said the changes should be helpful to his party. “Is it going to be enough to get us up close to the Conservative numbers?” he said. “I know that when we did look at it, it wasn’t going to be enough but it would give us a better chance.” Under the new alignment, however, BC Southern Interior NDP MP Atamanenko would lose Nelson — an NDP party stronghold — to the Conservative Kootenay-Columbia riding. Atamanenko is in Russia on a trade mission and unavailable for comment. This would hurt Atamanenko’s chances for reelection, said political observer Wolf Depner. Atamanenko, “is going to be in a much tougher spot now. If Nelson falls out of his riding, that’s a good chunk of his vote there,” said Depner, a former journalist who’s now a doctoral candidate in political science at UBC Okanagan.

The new Kootenay-Columbia riding would have a population of 107,589 people, 2.7 per cent above British Columbia’s electoral district quota. According to the commission’s report, they looked at keeping the riding as is, but it would have had a population 16 per cent below the quota without the changes. “Submissions encouraged the Commission to keep Nelson, Castlegar and Trail in one electoral district,” the report states. “However, such a combination would have resulted in an electoral district with numbers well above the electoral quota.” The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission reviews the boundaries of the federal ridings every 10 years. B.C. gained six new ridings this time – one on Vancouver Island and five in the Lower Mainland. The commission is composed of Justice John Hall, Dr. Peter Meekison, Chancellor of Royal Roads University; and Stewart Ladyman, a former school administrator. The new boundaries will be studied this spring by a House of Commons committee that will accept MPs’ written objections, which will then be sent back to the commission for consideration. The final realignment will be submitted to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer in September. —With files from Nicole Trigg, The Valley Echo

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District of Invermere (DOI) and the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce — will probably wait until next winter before registering the 17.3-kilometre Whiteway with Guinness World Records. “What we ran into this year is a really bad freeze,” DOI councillor Justin Atterbury told The Echo. “You kind of get a freeze, and then some mild weather, and then you get a freeze right away again with some snow in the meantime; so if you go out there, it’s really bumpy, it’s almost like there are speed bumps everywhere and there are a lot of ripples and that’s the kind of thing we can’t get out; Mother Nature has to get it out for us, and it’s not doing it for us this year.” Currently, Winnipeg holds the record for having the longest skating rink at 8.5 km, defeating the previous record of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal of 7.8 km in 2008. While Lake Windermere could have had the record broken last winter, communication between local organizations and the international worldrecord publisher didn’t coincide. “Last year was the first year we really tried for it — we had it awesome, but by the time Guinness World Records got a hold of me with a list of all the criteria that they needed, winter was over,” Atterbury said. As the Whiteway’s record is at the mercy of Mother Nature, financial resources

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When I came to the Columbia Valley to assume the position of editor for The Valley Echo, I was excited to head up my new project o ­ f putting together a weekly newspaper for a little network of mountain communities. Learning the nuances of the job was an exhilarating adventure as it consisted of meeting new people every day and, through them, discovering the interesting political, social and economic influences that make this area tick. My policy was a simple one: make The Valley Echo a mirror of its readership. As a result, the valley's heritage paper has evolved into an interesting little read, reflecting the diverse personalities who continue to pay a minimal fee in order to pick it up every week. Columnists cover a range of topics on a bi-weekly basis, from technology and cooking to health and wellness. News stories cover everything from community fundraisers and events to provincial politics and regional initiatives. The overflowing Letters to the Editor section has been the envy of other Black Press newspapers. Minor graphic changes and new features have livened up the pages. I'm pleased by the fabulous feedback I've received for my work and thank everyone who has stopped by The Valley Echo offices to introduce themselves and make me feel welcome, while offering up their slice of life that has contributed to the stories and photographs I've pieced together week after week for nine months. It's been a wonderful experience; and now change is afoot. Further to the joint partnership between The Valley Echo and Columbia Valley Pioneer announced in October, both publications are now operating out of the Pioneer offices located at #8-1008 8th Avenue. To facilitate this change, I'm moving into the new position of Special Publications Editor and Associate Editor for the Columbia Valley Pioneer and The Valley Echo, while Pioneer editor Greg Amos will be stepping in as Managing Editor for both papers with reporters Kristian Rasmussen and Dan Walton working on both as well. What this means is an enhanced editorial team that will have greater reach and unlimited creative freedom to deliver even higher quality content than what's been the case in the past. I look forward to discovering what our new team is capable of and to welcoming Echo readers to our new digs where I will be available, as always, to discuss story ideas, but now for an even broader range of publications.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Privatizing water Dear Editor, Jumbo Glacier is melting as are Commander and Farnham glaciers and Glacier Dome. Their assigned futures are in the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort’s (JGR) Controlled Recreation Area (CRA). Reviewing my 2012 Jumbo Wild file, I found two letters to editors concerning the proposed JGR’s melting glaciers: Margret O’Sullivan’s, Sept. 4, 2012, Valley Echo, “Jumbo Resort A Threat To Glaciers” and, E. Irene Varty’s, Dec. 12, 2012, Valley Voice’s, “Will Melting Ice Affect Jumbo’s Resort?”. Sean Rooney’s, Dec. 12, 2012, Valley Voice’s letter questions investor’s rationale supporting JGR’s melting glaciers, “This can only lead to people thinking there’s something else going on here, something to which the public is not privy.” The West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild helped Joyce Nelson (researcher/writer) publish the May/June 1998 LYNX Newsletter in which the entire contents exposes the water privatizers behind JGR. National Bank (client of PR giant, Bursan-Marsteller’s Canadian affiliate, National Public Relations) is closely connected to current water

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Word on the Street

I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WOULD AFFECT THINGS, I'D HAVE TO GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT. —PAT O'SULLIVAN

IT'LL

What do you think about Nelson, Salmo and Kaslo joining the KootenayColumbia riding?

BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT ELECTION. —KEN DYCK

SOUNDS

REASONABLE. —MARK LEE

Tech Yourself — Aaron Mackenzie

Take the time to learn your TV options Shopping for a new flatscreen can be daunting. I’m going to break down the task and hopefully alleviate some of the concerns I hear quite frequently. There are for the most part three main screen technologies you will see while out shopping. These are Plasma, LCD and LED. Each technology has its merits, so I would weigh each one out for your specific situation before just jumping in. Plasma screens are usually the first technology I hear people dismiss or have very little understanding of. I’ll start by separating some of the myths and truths. Plasmas burn the image into the screen: True to an extent, a long term

static image like a statistics box for a hockey game or a persistent game menu  can leave a residual image behind for a short time. This problem has been drastically reduced from early generations of plasma TVs, and now requires a very long static image to cause ghosting. TVs also recover from ghosting very quickly; with the newer models, I have played with having settings to remove burned images. Plasmas use more power the LED or LCD: True almost all the time if comparing same size screens from the same model year. The trade off for this is plasmas amazing colour reproduction. High end plasma screens continue to produce

the best colours I have seen on a TV. Plasma requires a dark room: Requires may be too strong a word here, they look their best in a dark environment for sure but can function well in pretty much any situation. Because plasmas use glass in their construction, they are more susceptible to reflecting light sources than a matte LCD or LED screen. Plasmas can’t be used for video games: Totally not true. In fact, some of the key characteristics of these screens like the high refresh rates and low response times make them ideally suited to playing fast-paced games. And plasmas that excel at games can often

be had for hundreds of dollars less than comparable LED and LCD screens! My ideal use for a plasma screen would be if I had a dedicated theatre or gaming area where I could design a space that really caters to the strengths that plasma has.  Over the next couple of articles, I will be diving into the other major choices, as well as highlighting things like Smart TV and what source material you should be using to get the most out of your new TV. Aaron Mackenzie is The Valley Echo’s technology columnist and the sales manager at The Source in Invermere. He can be reached at techracing@gmail.com.

LETTERS continued from page A6 renewable tenure to JGR’s meltdown. Rowena Eloise West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild, Argenta

Oil interests in B.C. Dear Editor, I am writing regarding your recent coverage of the Calgary fundraiser spearheaded by one Murray Edwards on behalf of the BC Liberal party. I am not going to dwell on whether or not it should have happened. Instead, I am going to explained why it did happen. It happened because the Alberta oil industry is in panic mode. Big oil is terrified that if the BC Liberals lose the election, there will be no Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and consequently no super tankers negotiating B.C.’s pristine West Coast on their way to deliver Alberta oil to China. Now, let’s look at the recent pronouncements of the Liberal candidate for Columbia River-Revelstoke. When speaking about the aforementioned Murray Edwards, he described him as the owner of three ski resorts in B.C. That is true. What he did not tell us is that Murray Edwards is the CEO of Canadian Natu-

ral Resources, a major player in the Alberta oil industry that has annual net earnings of $1.5 billion. CNR will not only be contributing a large amount of money to the Liberals, but it will also probably be mobilizing the other oil giants to do the same. If they are successful in getting the Liberals re-elected, then we the people of British Columbia will have lost control of our own province. Now, let’s get back to the Liberals’ candidate in CRR. He should explain why he has not mentioned the other identity of Murray Edwards and why he has tried to conceal the real reason why the Alberta oil industry is willing to donate large amounts of money to the BC Liberal election campaign. The people of Columbia River-Revelstoke deserve an explanation. Jim Galloway Brisco

Order of B.C. Dear Editor, The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate CONTINUES TO 'LETTERS' ON PAGE A9

Ramble On — Marilyn Berry

Bringing up hockey billets I know I have written about some of the aspects of billeting before but some things bear a little repetition. The other night I made a comment to one of my two Columbia Valley Rockies billets about one of his food preferences. He responded, “You don’t even know me, Marilyn!” Well, in my defence (if I need one!), he is one of eight young men who have resided at my home for any period of time during this hockey season. Honestly, do I remember who eats broccoli and who doesn’t? Most of the time I do, but do confess to a bit of confusion once in a while. He is also likely one of about 35 to 40 hockey players who have slept under my roof over the past nine years. So if I forget that one doesn’t care for mushrooms or if another likes their bacon crispy versus wimpy, I plead brain overload. One thing I do know is that almost half of them tell me they don’t like onions — two

or three days after they have raved about a couple of meals that are chock full of them — and garlic too! So they leave my house loving onions. One thing that amazes me is the number of vegetables these boys have never tasted before. I actually had one, who hailed from Yellowknife, tell me they didn’t eat all that “stuff ” up there because it all had to be flown in so the selection was limited. I took that explanation with a grain of salt and he learned to love broccoli as well as the fish he claimed to never have tasted. The summer after he left, I answered the phone to hear: “Hey Marilyn, I have the fish here; now you have to walk me through what I have to do with it so it tastes like yours.” Turnips are a new big favourite in my house right now, but the beets didn’t go over that well. At least the boys can now say they don’t really care for them though, and not wonder what the heck a beet is.

Bottom line, it is a lot of fun to have these young men in my home, getting to know what they like and don’t, and helping them expand their horizons and taste new foods (and also open themselves up to new experiences I hope).   As the quote by Pablo goes, “Never under estimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help.”  I like to think this is what billet hosts do. Whether you take a hockey player or an exchange student into your home, we all make a difference in that person’s life. Now about the sport across the street from the Eddie — a huge thank you to the ladies who put on a fabulous ladies’ bonspiel last weekend. The decorating was awesome as were the costumes. And the entertainment was truly Vegas worthy! Thanks for all the laughs. Marilyn Berry is the community columnist for The Valley Echo and can be reached at maberry7@yahoo.com.


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This week's winner is:

Grand Prize

Snakitou

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Hockey Pool Manager All prizes

Visit the Valley Echo office to claim: $20 gift certificate Hockey Pool Manager for the Farside Pub

Jets Faithful

Rock-50

Harli

Rank RNK 1 2 T3

TEAM

Total

TOTAL 195

Jets Faithful

185

Rock-50

183

Harli

LW LW 49 54 50

Abe Froman

Wolfgang54

TOTAL

LW

T64 GR158

Sabu 46 3 T64 798 Sabu Dave 0.99 3 P/GDave

134

41

798134

0.89

41

7

133

52

800133

0.86

52

8

Total 158

LW 59

799 T67 156

GR

P/G

Marco T31 GR P/G LW TOTAL

KBR P/G Rank 34 GR Name

33 796 195

Buster's Pick T35 1.19 49 2 796 Tony

34 796 185

KBR 1.17 54

T35 796 183

Tony 1.12 50

37

11 796 Jhaley 1.12

38

Go 2 796 Go Habs 1.12

181

Dace 2

T8

Dace 2

Silent Sam

T8

Silent Sam

157

1.19

T35 796 Snake 53 1.17

156 155

50 38 47

Total 133

LW 54

GR 795133

P/G 0.86

54

7

Spook 1.00 347

T69 796 Spook 0.97 3

132

45

798132

0.96

45

7

796 T69 155

Zman 0.96 2 47

T69 797 Zman 2 0.96

132

50

803132

0.89

50

8

796 71 154

Banny02 0.97 53 2

2 796 Banny02 0.97

130

40

797130

0.90

40

7

Pilon 5 799 Rockies1.06

129

44

800129

0.82

44

8

GR

796 T69 155

P/G

Rank

Name

1 Wind 1 1.00Walker's 38 T67 796 Wind Walker's 0.96

71

155

47

797 72 153

Rockies 0.96 Pilon 46 572

T39 799 Nelly 1.15

154

53

796 73 152

Big0.97 Lew 50 2

73

2 796 Big Lew0.96

128

54

796128

0.85

54

7

38 797 181

Go1.13 Habs49 Go 2 T39 797 Bird 2 1.13

153

46

799 74 152

Who Me?453 1.06

74

798 Who Me? 0.963

127

46

797127

0.86

46

7

41

T39 800 181

Nelly 1.16 41

T41 800 Merrymen 1.16

152

50

796 T75 151

Lute 88 53 0.96

T75 799 Lute 880.96

125

46

797125

0.77

46

7

180

47

T39 794 180

Bird 1.122 47

T41 794 Mags 1.12

152

45

798 T75 151

3251 0.96 54

T75 800 3251 0.95

125

54

798125

0.87

54

7

180

59

T41 797 180

Merrymen 1.12 59

43

797 Ana 161.12

151

53

799 T75 150

DB22 0.96 2 56

T75 797 DB22 20.93

125

49

803125

0.89

49

8

Tor0.95 3 52

T75 798 Tor 3 0.93

125

46

796125

0.82

46

7

797 T79 149

Rivs 10 246 0.93

T79 797 Rivs 101.03 2

124

40

797124

0.83

40

7

798 T79 147

Snow 0.93Ball55

T79 797 Snow Ball 0.95

124

47

799124

0.83

47

7

123

39

796123

0.81

39

7

123

33

803123

0.90

33

8

123

41

802123

0.85

41

8

122

41

798122

0.79

41

7

122

47

794122

0.77

47

7

179 178 177

56 54 49

T41 795 179

Mags 1.10 56

43 796 178

Ana 16 54 1.13

T44 796 177

Fanta 1.16 49

149

46

797 T81 147

Larry 1.03Phillips 53 T81 797 Larry Phillips 0.91 3 3

T44 795 Fanta 1.10

151

Rocket 25 4 T44 796 Rouge 1.13 Nucks T46 796 Farside1.16

150 149

54 56 52

800 T75 149

Wute 31

13

Wute 31

174

53

T44 795 174

Rouge 25 4795 13 Wolfpack 1.06 Rocket 53 T46 1.06

Aces of 8's

14

Aces of 8's

173

52

T46 794 173

Farside 1.08 Nucks 52 T48 794 S.S. Beagle 1.08

147

55

797 T81 146

Precious 3 Louie 0.95& Precious 46 T813 794 Louie &0.91

Jerome Jr 15 15

Jerome Jr 15

171

55

T46 794 171

131.10 Wolfpack 55 T48 794 Old Rock 1.102

147

53

797 T81 146

Alex 0.91 47

Jules 2

16

Jules 2

170

49

T48 797 170

S.S. Beagle 1.08 49 T48 797 Dany Heatley 1.08

146

46

794 T84 146

Paul Stanley 0.91 53 T84 798 Paul Stanley 0.99

A. Hann

17

A. Hann

169

40

T48 802 169

Old Rock402 1.08

146

47

798 T84 144

I tried 0.95 43

Rock-5050

18

Rock-5050

168

41

T48 795 168

Dany 1.05Heatley 41 T52 795 Prattsy1.05

146

53

798 T84 143

Jesse1968 0.99 42 2 T84 795 Jesse1968 0.91 2

167 167 165

50 47 56

51

Piks 802 Granny's 1.08

51 797 167

Granny's PiksT52 797 Make-b-leaf 1.04 50 1.04 2

T52 790 167

Prattsy 1.02 47

T52 798 165

Make-b-leaf 1.07 56 2T54 798 Grace 61.07 2 798 Lo-Ball1.06

142

21 2 T54 790 Red Rum 1.02

144 143 143

43 42 48

799122

0.83

44

7

Shanty 0.94 Bay 48

87

121

34

799121

0.79

34

7

795 T88 142

Noah 0.91 42

T88 797 Noah 0.95

120

54

800120

0.78

54

8

796 T88 142

14 Big0.97 Nasty58 14 T88 794 Big Nasty 0.90

120

35

799120

0.81

35

7

797 90 141

Rho 0.95 3 53

118

56

804118

0.83

56

8

0.90

114

46

0.91

112

37

803112

0.72

37

8

37 LW

109 803 GR TOTAL

37 0.75 P/G LW

8 G

8

802 87 143

Sobeys

165

62

T54 798 165

Snakitou

23

Snakitou

163

63

T54 800 163

Grace 1.03 6 63

57

Mode 27 800 Daddy 1.03

142

E. Hann

24

E. Hann

161

57

56 803 161

Lo-Ball 1.05 257

58

803 Crew Slut 1.052

141

53

797 92 139

Firebird 7

T25

Firebird 7

160

58

57 796 160

140

46

794 93 138 RNK

Fards

T25

Fards

160

58

58 800 160

Daddy 1.02 Mode T59 796 Harley 1.02 58 27 Hockey Pool Manager Crew 1.04Slut582 T59 800 NWT 2 1.04 2

139

56

798 T94 138

Canucks Suck

160

Jye 2 2

160

30 T59 138 37 Pool 795 0.99 37 RNK T61 795 Nelson TEAM 0.99 160 Harley Hockey http://www.officepools.com/pool/print Manager http://www.officepools.com/pool/print

48 3 of 4 47

T25 RNK 30

Abe Froman T31 1 of 4

King Chris TEAM Dan Hecher

160 TOTAL

59 LW

159

54

T59 798 160

NWT 1.032 249

Nelson T61 798 1.05 RNK GR P/G 30 160 TEAM 59 TOTAL LW 2 of 4 Dan Hecher 802 1.01 54 30 159

Banana T61 798 Captain1.03

138

T84 802 I tried 0.94

44

T21

49

0.95

122

Red Rum62 21 256 1.06

42

T81 798 Alex

Bay 796 Shanty 0.97

Sobeys

King Chris TEAM

58 Pool Manager 794 91 140 Hockey

90

797 Rho 3 0.92

lilb0.90 46 91 794 lilb Hockey Pool Manager Finn 0.92 56 92 798 Finn

479 Joelene 93 795 Joelene 0.90 479 109 48 2RNK TEAM TOTAL TEAM 0.85 2 http://www.officepools.com/pool/print 108

45

802 108

0.74 45

HardLW Bruins Bruins 2 795 T94 T942 GR 137 Die0.85 52 792 Die Hard 0.84 TOTAL P/G http://www.officepools.com/pool/print 3 of 4 798 0.904 50 T94 796 MN1 40.86 T94 137 MN1

108

38

801 108

108

37

801 108

0.75 38 8 2/4/13 10:14 AM 0.73 37 8

6264 106 97 798 Flame 0.84 2/4/13 10:14 AM skateordie skateordie 105 1.01 59 3 98 798 0.84 3

45

803 106

0.72 45

8

33

802 105

0.71 33

8

Blondie 0.99 41 99 798 Blondie0.89 2/4/13 10:14 AM All 1.00 Pumped 53 Up100 0.87 Up 3 3 803 All Pumped

103

31

801 103

0.70 31

8

100

37

797 100

0.69 37

7

63 GR 798 Van Fan 1.05 P/G

137 TOTAL

52 LW

792 97 135 GR

T64 802 Wolfgang 1.01

159

54

98 802 134

Flame 0.84 49 P/G6264

Abe Froman

158

46

99 798 134

Marco

46 2 of 4 59

798 T31 158

158

T31 799 158

Marco 1.00 59

Water T64 799 Heavy 1.00

158

59

100 799 134

Buster's Pick 233

Buster's Pick 2

157

50

33 796 157

Buster's Pick T67 B's 1.00 50 2 796 Love the 1.00

157

50

796 133

1.00 52

800

0.86

KBR

34

KBR

156

38

34 796 156

KBR 0.96 38

1 T67 796 Wind Walker's 0.96

156

38

796 133

0.96 54

795

0.86

Tony

T35

Tony

155

47

T35 796 155

Tony 0.97 47

T69 796 Spook0.97 3

155

47

796 132

0.97 45

798

0.96

Snake 53

T35

Snake 53

155

47

T35 797 155

Snake 0.965347

T69 797 Zman 0.96 2

797 132

0.96 50

803

0.89

37 796 154

Jhaley 0.97 1153

71 796 Banny02 0.972

154

53

796 130

0.97 40

797

0.90

haley 11

T31

37

Go Habs Go 238

Nelly

154

Jhaley 11

53

Sponsored by: 155 47

Go Habs Go 2

153

46

38 799 153

Go1.06 Habs46 Go 272 799 Rockies Pilon 5 1.06

153

46

799 129

1.06 44

800

0.82

50

T39 796 152

Nelly 0.96 50

73 796 Big Lew 0.96 2

152

50

796 128

0.96 54

796

0.85

Bird 0.96 2 45

74 798 Who Me? 0.96 3

152

45

798 127

0.96 46

797

0.86

Lute 880.96

151

53

799 125

0.96 46

T39

Nelly

152

Bird 2

T39

Bird 2

152

45

T39 798 152

Merrymen

T41

Merrymen

151

53

T41 799 151

Mags

T41

Mags

151

54

T41 800 151

Mags 0.95 54

T75 800 3251 0.95

151

54

800 125

0.95 54

798

0.87

Ana 16

43

Ana 16

150

56

43 797 150

Ana 16 56 0.93

T75 797 DB22 0.93 2

150

56

797 125

0.93 49

803

0.89

T44 798 149

Fanta 0.93 52

T75 798 Tor 3 0.93

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Grow Your Life — Elizabeth Shopland

Find inspiration in nature I have a confession: looking out my kitchen window, I find myself staring at my frozen garden with snow tucked in around the perennials, and I begin to count how many months of winter are left. My skis and skates beckon to me from the front door, but my thoughts are full of the colours of spring and the earthy, sweet smells that accompany it. I head out for my late afternoon walk with my 3.5 year old Pyrenees, Bella, and allow myself to enjoy the sunlight before it fades behind the Purcell Mountains. It’s often on these walks that I daydream about the upcoming summer season and enjoy the fact that I have a clear vision and a plan. Over the years, it has occurred to me that not only can we create and nurture our landscape designs for our gardens, but this tool could also be applied to our lives. If you were to think about your own “life landscape,” there are many areas that you tend to daily such as your relationships, finances, work/ career, health, contributions,

spiritual and recreation to name just a few. Each of these areas requires our time, energy and commitment. However, there are elements in our landscapes that often leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued and worried. These emotions could be very good indicators that something is out of balance or being neglected. In our outdoor gardens, we can see when a plant is not receiving what it needs to thrive. We are the master gardeners of our own life landscapes, and we can choose to pay attention or not to those areas that are challenging for us. With spring just around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect and make a few necessary adjustments for an improved sense of harmony and well being. Try using a scale of 1 to 10 (1 — very unsatisfied and 10 — extremely satisfied) and rate each area of your life’s landscape as you feel it is today. Then consider, where on that scale, you would like each area to be six months from now. For example, an important part

of your life’s landscape may be to contribute back to the community by volunteering ten to fifteen hours a month. Today, you rate yourself as a three and you would like it to be a six on your satisfaction scale six months from now. Remember always to be patient with yourself. When I undertake a renovation or change in a garden, it doesn’t all happen at once. I choose the most important section to work on first, and then I stay focused and committed knowing that the rest of the garden will need to be tended to as well. Nature is a wonderful teacher if we take the time to become more aware of the wisdom it reveals to all of us every single day. Nature never rushes for it knows that growth, and change, take time. Elizabeth Shopland is a horticulturist for Homefront Essentials Gardening, a Certified Solution Focused Coach, author and speaker, and the owner of Banyan Tree Solutions. She can be reached at 250-342-8978 or www.btswellness.com.

LETTERS continued from page A7 outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour. Nominations are now being received for the 2013 Order of British Columbia.  If you know anyone in your community who has truly led by example, I encourage you to nominate them for the Order of British Columbia.  Nominations must be received by March 1, 2013. Nomination forms are available from the

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Honours and Awards Secretariat in Victoria (250-387-1616), or online at www.orderofbc. gov.bc.ca.  Here is your opportunity to participate in the appointment of deserving British Columbians to the Order of British Columbia.  The process begins with a nomination. Thank you for your interest.  Norm Macdonald MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke.

Animal Name: MABLE Age: Seven months Breed: Calico Family: Dan Walton Fun fact: Mable loves cupboads and keeping people awake at night. She's not allowed to go outside, but when the door's open, she never misses an opportunity to try!

Community Calendar Send your events to production@invermerevalleyecho.com FEBRUARY 810 •InvermereMidget Girls Hockey Tournament, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Fri, 7:30 p.m. vs. Salmon Arm; Sat, 9:15 a.m. vs. Sylvan Lake; 4 p.m. vs. Edmonton; Sat, 6 p.m. Skills Competition, preliminary (finals during period breaks of Rockies game), Sun, 9:15 a.m. playoffs start FRI FEBRUARY 8 •Starlight Challenge continues at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, runs every Friday evening. Enter a team of four for ski racing SAT FEBRUARY 9 Edgewater Radium Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Tea and Bake Sale, 2 p.m., Radium Seniors’ Hall • Family Resource Centre's Chinese New Year Gala, Copper Point Resort, $50, 250-342-5566 • CV Rockies take on Osoyoos Coyotes, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, 7:30 p.m. TUES FEBRUARY 12 • WV Minor Hockey Valentine’s Pasta Dinner, 4-8 p.m., Eddie Mtn. Mem. Arena, $5 or $20/family • Cinefest at Pynelogs "To Rome with Love", 7 p.m. WED FEBRUARY 13 • Wildsight presents "Peace Out" screening, Invermere Lions Hall, 7 p.m. Followed by Peace Valley farmer Q&A. Admission by donation FRI FEBRUARY 15 • Windermere Valley Child Care Society's Family Fun Dance, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Invermere Community Hall, $3 SAT FEBRUARY 16 • Radium Tourism's

Winterfest, Radium Seniors Hall, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., for event info or to register for Curling FunSpiel, email kara@radiumhotsprings.com EVERY SUNDAY • Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. • Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Hall • Drop-in roller skating, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $5, Glacier Peaks Gymnastics building, 250-342-5321 2nd SUNDAY • LW Alliance Church Sing and Celebrate, 7 p.m. For more information call Clarence Stauffer, 250-3429580

Klimek at 250-3421195 • Shuswap Bingo at the Shuswap Indian Band Office downstairs, doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird at 6:45 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m. • Cubs (8-10 year olds) and Beavers (5-7 year olds), JA Laird, 6 - 7 p.m. 1st & 3rd WED • Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. 6 - 8 p.m. Call 250-342-6416 • Bingo, Windermere Community Hall, opens at 6 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. 2nd & 4th WED • Seniors' Day at the Invermere Library, bus provided

EVERY MONDAY • Gentle drop-in carpet bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Centre • Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. • Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/ person. Visitors welcome • EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Family Resource Centre. Info: 250-344-5674

EVERY WEDNESDAY • Indoor soccer, DTSS gym. Drop-in, $2, 8:30-10:00 p.m.

1st & 3rd TUESDAY • OPT clinic, 6:308:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing

EVERY FRIDAY • Baby Goose program for parents and babies up to 18 months. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Eileen Madson Primary. kandruschuk@cbal.org • Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5 • Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit invermere.bclibrary.ca

1st TUESDAY • Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Tanya, tanyadeleeuw65@ gmail.com EVERY TUESDAY • Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Copper Point Resort. new session starts this month, for day and time call Jan

EVERY THURSDAY • Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509 • Children's Air Rifle Program, with the LWDRGC, Inv. Community Hall, 7 - 8:30 p.m., free of charge, ages 6-15. Learn safety, marksmanship, equipment provided

EVERY SATURDAY • Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird


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Get inked for a great cause Fire Vixen Tattoo Parlour to host Puppy Love II DAN WALTON reporter@invermerevalleyecho.com

Invermere animal lovers will have a bold opportunity to support a great cause on Saturday (February 16). For the second year, the Fire Vixen Tattoo Parlour will be hosting the Puppy Love fundraiser; a day of tattooing dedicated to benefiting Global Animal Lovers (GALS). For a minimum donation of $80, the artists at Fire Vixen's will be sharing their talents and tattooing animal-related designs all day — symbols around the size of a business card. All proceeds will supports GALs. Continuing their efforts to "give back to the

community a little and help some dogs," shop owners Sarah Eastick and her fiancé Craig Smith have animal rescue dogs through GALs, and after Puppy Love's success last year when more than a dozen people were inked, the team decided to hold the 2013 fundraiser. Supporters who don't want to commit to a tattoo can go to the Fire Vixen Tattoo Parlour for Puppy Love and enjoy a barbecue lunch, as well as a bake sale and gift basket raffle. Puppy Love II takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. While the parlour normally only serve scheduled clients, Fire Vxen will be taking walk-ins all day. However, appointments can be made ahead of time by calling 250-342-8844. In an effort to eliminate the need for shelters and euthanasia, GALs believe in a rational solution to the problem of pet overpopulation through spay and neuter procedures.

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in December. “We had received notification in June of last year that we were receiving a bequest but we didn’t know at the time the size that it was going to be,” librarian Nicole Pavlak told The Valley Echo. “We are very surprised and grateful, just really overwhelmed that he would consider us for that.” Joseph was born in Gersau, Switzerland and immigrated to Canada in 1950. Employed by the sawmill industry, he moved to Invermere in 1959 and married Agnes Huebschi, also Swiss, in 1962. Among the early investors in the original Panorama ski lift, they moved to Juniper Heights in 1981 where they built a new home. His last job had been working for the Radium saw mill before he retired, some twenty years ago. Agnes passed away on February 24, 2006, just ten days after Joseph’s birthday on Valentine’s Day. It was Agnes who was the avid library-goer, and the two of them prepared the donation before she died. “As far as I know I think this is the biggest donation that has come in,” Pavlak said. The interim donation will be followed by a subsequent amount sometime in June or July when the Camenzind estate is finalized. There are no conditions to the money at all. “Right now there are no im-

PUBLIC NOTICES Cougar hunting closes in East Kootenay The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has closed the cougar hunting season in the East Kootenay. The closure took effect at midnight on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 and covers the following Wildlife Management Units only: 4-01 to 4-04, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37, and 4-40. For the Columbia Valley, management unit 4-26 lies west of Hwy .93/95, stretching from just south of the Village of  Canal Flats to north of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, and includes the area between Horsethief Creek and Findlay Creek; and management unit 4-34 is located directly north and extends past Golden, also on the west side of Hwy 93/95. The closure is guided by the regional cougar management program to reduce the potential for overharvesting of the cougar population in the area.

Canfor advises public to drive defensively Canfor advises the public that there will be increased industrial road traffic on forest roads in the East Kootenay Region where harvesting and road building operations are being conducted. If you are travelling on any forest road, you could encounter traffic at anytime of the day including weekends. Travellers are reminded to drive with caution. Forest roads are radio assisted, not radio controlled, so please drive accordingly. The public should drive defensively and expect the unexpected. Drivers should follow the “3C’s” when driving on forest roads. Use courtesy, common sense and concentration.

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Joseph Camenzind (pictured here) and his wife Agnes were both from Switzerland but met in Canada and settled in the Columbia Valley.

mediate plans for the money,” Pavlak said. “I think with something this size the Board of Trustees will sit down and be really thoughtful about what to do with the money.” The Invermere Public Library celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The official day of the anniversary when it was incorpo-

rated as an official library association is June 5. Possible plans so far include an evening event with dinner, cake and a performance, and a special float in the Canada Day parade. “Everything is still in development but the public can definitely expect something to happen on June 5,” Pavlak said.

on almost any terrain. The total cost of the new vehicle will be $55,000. Osborne said that after the $5,000 donation, the fundraising is just shy of the 25 per cent mark. “We’re not counting on massive donations,” he said. “I think we’re going to get there one, two, five thousand at a time.” Once private donations accumulate past the half-way point, Osborne said he’ll seek public support for the fundraiser through those municipalities that stand to benefit. The project has the support of local Emergency Medical Services, the RCMP, the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, numerous community associations and various levels of local government. “It will be deployed all across [the Columbia Valley] from Edgewater through to Canal Flats and it will be located at the Windermere Fire Department,” Osborne said. “Let’s say somebody goes into the lake or has some problem down on Columbia Lake; there will be a dispatching system to where it will be deployed to Columbia Lake.” Currently, emergency crews in the region can reach ice-related

accidents only on foot. The hovercraft will be also be able to assist in a broad range of emergencies. “I want the focus to be on the ice, but it’s not exclusively a winter solution,” Osborne said. “Let’s say you are kayaking from Athalmer to Radium, and something bad happens to you or someone in your party halfway there. This thing can scoot down the wetlands [and] perform the rescue with zero environmental damage.” Osborne said the vehicle can manoeuvre through wetlands, among other ecosystems, without disturbing any habitats. “Because they’re so beautiful and environmentally friendly, you can drive these things down a tray of 24 uncooked eggs and not one egg will crack,” he joked. While cheaper models are available, Osborne said the craft of choice is the most effective hovercraft for the price. “Jim has selected the right one that he believes will do the job,” he said. “It will take the crew and a sufficient amount of safety equipment to and from the scene.” If you would like to contribute towards Lake Windermere’s Ice Rescue Vehicle, contact Danny Osborne on his cell at 250-3415038 or by e-mail at fromdannyo@gmail.com.


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Valley Life

Clockwise from top left: Players in the BC Pond Hockey Tournament on Sunday, February 3 (Dan Walton photo); Three-year-old Chayton Martin gets serious about golf on Saturday, February 2 at the Snow Golf Tournament on Lake Windermere (Dan Walton photo); A participant throws the rock at the Invermere Curling Club's Ladies' Bonspiel event on Friday, February 1, night (Dan Walton photo); Harley Speta and his mother Rebecca enjoy the Invermere Fire Department-sponsored Kids' Night at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday (Dan Walton photo); Five-year-old Catherin McLeary grins for the camera at the Nipika Classic Loppet on Saturday (Nicole Trigg photo).


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FAMILY DAY 2013

Learn together Having a day off from school doesn’t mean learning stops for the day. There are plenty of educational things you can do in British Columbia, whether in your own home or outside. How about starting with a trip to your local library? It will hold plenty of books on any topic that you can imagine. Maybe a book of science experiments or a historical novel set in the early days of Canada will stoke your imagination. Let the kids each pick out a book to take home with them and start a lifetime love of reading. Your local bookstore will also hold a variety of options if your child can’t bear to part with his or her new favourite book. A local historical attraction is also a great place to pay a visit. Whether it’s Chinatown or Steveston fishing village, there is a ton of history right in your own backyard. Most places will have a museum or heritage building around that can serve as a jumpingoff point for learning more about the city where you live. Learning can be more than just reading though. Pull out the laptop and get your kids to type out an email to a family member or friend outside of B.C. Perhaps they can even tell the person about what they learned at the museum or library! Keeping a journal is also a great way to practise writing and literacy skills. Even if it’s not a daily occurrence, sitting down in the evening to write about the events of the day or week can get kids thinking and practising their handwriting.

Share together Bringing together your extended family can create a highly memorable and valuable life event. They say “it takes a village to raise a child” and many would agree especially in today’s world of working parents and latch-key kids. The support, experience and interest of your extended family can have a significant impact on your immediate family. Regardless of your definition of ‘extended’ family, bringing together those with whom you share history with can have lasting benefits not just for you and your children but for those you invite to share your day. It is common in today’s world to have older children in nuclear families reach their teens before meeting extended family members. Geographical isolation is common for middle-class families who move based on occupational opportunities while family branches retain their independence. Family Day is the ideal occasion to hold family reunions to reestablish and integrate a stronger family connection. This allows your children to connect with extended family members and to share a better sense of their heritage and belonging. Don’t forget to include senior members of your family. Family reunions and relationships inspire seniors to stay active and pursue their well-being. Studies have found seniors feel revitalized when they spend time with families. Your children will benefit from hearing their oral history and that’s an inspiring experience that won’t always be available to them. Another way to celebrate Family Day is to gather your extended family and friends around something you care about. It might be a shore clean-up, a family walk or a garage sale. You might volunteer at a foodbank. Food is often central to gatherings and with everyone contributing to a family meal afterwards, it becomes a great way to share B.C.’s first Family Day.

Explore together There is no better province to explore than British Columbia and no better family bonding experience than sharing the thrill of a new discovery or experience. Day trips can create remarkable family memories. They offer a wonderful way to spend time together and learn more about where you live. The variety of experiences available to families is different in each region of this spectacular province - you might decide to explore close to home or venture to one of the other regions in B.C. over the Family Day weekend. Whether taking SkyTrain, BC Ferries, driving, or hopping a flight, there are many ways to invest in a day of discovery. Travel is just one aspect. To maximize the experience families should involve everyone in the planning. By planning ahead you and your whole family can experience a worthwhile outing and make every aspect fun. Create a list of activities or venues and assign a rough budget for each. Allow family members to weigh in on their preferences and discuss what they would like to see, do or learn at each. You might decide to stay in a hotel and be a tourist in your own hometown. Kids or youth can map

out the sites and activities, creating a family agenda including selecting the points of interest, lunch and shopping as well as enjoying the amenities your hotel might offer. It’s the perfect way to free up everyone from everyday tasks and roles. Researching history, attractions, museums, parks and markets can teach valuable lessons and it helps children to plan within a budget. This way they are part of making important decisions, appreciate both the effort and cost of outings and will be more enthused about an agenda they helped develop. Be sure to capture your family time by taking photos, saving literature or purchasing a memento. This can lead to great family discussions about what each individual enjoyed or learned and starts you planning for future family explorations.

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Celebrate! Enjoy time with your family

Windermere Valley Child Care Society Family Fun Dance Friday, February 15 5:30 to 8 p.m. Invermere Community Hall $3 per person

Tropical beach theme Silent auction • Door prizes • Carnival games

See what’s happening around BC, visit: www.bcfamilyday.ca


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DJ Bobby C Sound TV coming to Bud's Denver DJ another big performer on the electronic music circuit DAN WALTON reporter@invermerevalleyecho.com

If you're in the mood to get out on the dance floor this weekend, you're in luck. Bud's Bar and Lounge will be presenting DJ Bobby C Sound TV this Saturday (February 9). Keeping himself ahead of the curve, DJ Bobby C Sound TV of Denver mixes ghetto funk with electro and hip hop, and adds mashes of pop culture through video extraction. Concluding his 2013 Winter Tour, DJ Bobby C brings the final set from his Canadian trip to Invermere on February 9. He enjoys "projecting large amounts of audio/visual awesomeness where [he] can," according to his social media, and in an update on January 28, he anticipates the excitement which can be expected: "Oh Canada, wait

PHOTO COURTESY OF DJ BOBBY C SOUND Love Give'r Events is bringing yet another world class DJ to Bud's in Invermere on February 9.

til you see and hear all the stuff I'm cooking up to drop at my shows over the next couple weeks up there." After more than a decade on the job, DJ Bobby C has worked with Krafty Kuts and finds himself listed on concert lineups around the continent, such as the 2010 Coachella Festival. Saturday's show at Bud's will offer the vivid energy of a diligent DJ which is often appreciated in the valley, but DJ Bobby C's unique blend of nostalgic and innovative samples

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will make the performance difficult to forget. The crowd will be warmed up by DJ Bobby C's opening act, local DJ Lefy, whose beats would have been noticed at the JFB DJ set at Bud's on January 18. For more information and to listen to DJ Bobby C's music, visit www. bobbycsound.tv. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance and can be purchased before the show at Bud's and Syndicate Board Shop.


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Sports Rockies win back-to-back home games Have a sports tip? editor@invermerevalleyecho.com or 250-342-9216

Team wins one game in double overtime, still holding a spot in the playoffs JOSHUA ESTABROOKS Special to The Valley Echo

With six games left in the regular season schedule, the Columbia Valley Rockies are holding on to their playoff spot, winning back-to-back games at home on Friday (February 1) and Saturday (February 2) nights. “We’re sitting in the driver's seat now,” Rockies GM Ross Bidinger said. “We’re extremely happy with the last two games, and now we can really get a strangle hold on Creston.” The Rockies played to a thrilling 3-2 in a double overtime win against the second-best team in the league, the Castlegar Rebels, on Friday. Jake Fardoe netted the winning goal with 10 seconds left in the second overtime period. The teams were playing 3 on 3 at the time, which allowed the Rockies’ passing game to shine for the fans. “Castlegar is a good team,” Bidinger said. “Their transition game is really quick and we ended up killing more penalties than we should have but ultimately it was good to get the points out of that game.” Facing 51 shots in the night, goaltender Stewart Pratt was named the game’s first star, with Brendan Burge and Jake Fardoe taking the second and

JOSHUA ESTABROOKS photo Rockies leading scorer, Brendan Burge skates up ice with Racey Red Crow supporting during a thrilling 5-2 victory over the Spokane Braves on Saturday, February 2.

third star nominations. On Saturday, the Rockies faced the Spokane Braves, who are similarly ranked in the Neil Murdoch Division. The Rockies scored two unanswered goals in the third to finish off the Braves, who couldn’t get more of their 42 shots past Rockies goaltender Stewart Pratt.

Josh Haley, Karsten Banack and Kyle Pouncy were named first, second and third stars of the game, all of whom helped the team get the much needed points to pull ahead of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the standings. The win brings the Rockies to 41 points on the season, while

the Thunder Cats have 39. During the last six games of the regular season, the Rockies will face the Thunder Cats and the Fernie Ghostriders twice, and if all goes well for the team, will play either the Fernie Ghostriders or the Golden Rockets in the first round of the playoffs. A lot can change in the next six

games, however, so Bidinger isn’t calling the season over just yet. “Right now the players are jacked. We want to roll into the playoffs with some more strong results,” he said. The next home game for the Rockies will take place on Saturday, February 9 against the Osoyoos Coyotes.

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Loppet weekend a huge success Hit the Almost 300 cross slopes for BC country skiers descend on Nipika for annual Family Day race event at half price NICOLE TRIGG

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The weather was fantastic for the Nipika/Toby Creek Nordic Loppet Weekend that took place at Nipika Mountain Resort on Saturday (February 2) and Sunday (February 3). Over 180 cross country skiers took part in the Nipika Classic Loppet on Saturday, with nearly 30 of the participants under the age of 8. On Sunday, more than 110 participated in the Toby Creek Skate Loppet. Although there was a technical issue with the groomer losing a track on Friday night, the track’s maintenance was "superb," according to the Nipika newsletter. On Saturday, Ian Murray was the first of 61 competitors to complete the 30 km Classic with a time of 1:27:19.3. His female counterpart, Karen Messenger, finished 15th overall with a time of 1:49:53.8. Top male finisher in the 20 km skate on Sunday was again Ian Murray with a time of 0:50:50.6 while Rhonda Jewett was the first woman to cross the finish line in a time of 0:53:46.4. There were 30 athletes to complete the full distance on both days — the 30 km on Saturday and the 20 km on Sunday. Those competitors now qualify for the Nipika Mountain Challenge and must successfully complete the 25 km Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run and 50 km Kootenay Krusher Endurance Mountain Bike Event for a chance to win the grand prize — a two-night stay at Nipika Resort Mountain. For the full race results from both days, visit www.new.zone4.ca and select Toby Creek Nordic & Nipika Resort: Nordic Weekend February 2 and February 3.

Panorama Mountain Village joins 19 other ski resorts offering special promotion NICOLE TRIGG Clockwise from top: Penny Powers was the 3rd women to complete the 30-km Classic Loppet (Nicole Trigg photo); Steve Wilson (left) and Lucas Miller (right) serve up postrace burgers (Nicole Trigg photo); Ian Murray (#161) was the top male racer in both the Classic and skate events (Brad Kitching photo); Race organizer Lyle Wilson calls out racers' names as they cross the finish line at the Classic event on Saturday (Nicole Trigg photo).

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Panorama Mountain Resort is among 20 ski resorts participating in the first BC Family Day by offering a major promotion that will provide B.C. residents with the opportunity to shred the slopes on Monday (February 11) at 50 per cent off regular lift ticket prices. Other nearby resorts offering the discount include Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Red Mountain and Whitewater Ski Resort. The discounted price will be based on the regular ticket window price in effect for the 2012-13 season, and will not be combinable with other offers and discounts. and proof of B.C. residency may be required so don't forget your government-issued ID. The Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) has created a web page at www.bcfamilyski.com to promote the BC Family Day Ski Promotion. This web page provides links to all 20 participating ski resorts. For those resorts offering resort-specific promotions, the links provided will automatically connect consumers to the appropriate web page within the resort’s website. “B.C. ski resorts offer a diverse variety of world-class skiing," said CWSAA president and CEO David Lynn in a release. "We are very excited to be able to celebrate the first BC Family Day by providing B.C. families with the opportunity to ski or board at a leading B.C. ski resort at half the regular price. We hope that British Columbians take advantage of this fun and healthy way to enjoy the first BC Family Day.” For more for information, contact CWSAA at 778-484-5535 or email office@cwsaa.org or visit the website at www.cwsaa.org.

Rotary of Radium Hot Springs meets at Higher Ground, Wednesdays at 7 a.m. Ongoing fundraising is going towards the Bicycle Pump Track. Toll Free 1-888-341-2221 • Take advantage of our early season rates for 2013 • Serving the Valley for over 30 years • All work is guaranteed Call today for a free estimate 1756 Hwy 93/95 • PO Box 2700, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 • Ph 250-342-6500 • Fax 250-342-3484

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Submitted photo Invermere had several medal winners at the Fernie Judo Tournament on January 26. Front row (l-r): Emma Norquay, Lucas Nickel, Graycen Oliver, Steven Clark. Back row (l-r): Coach Karen Sharp, Marcia Paget, Coach Bob Gadbsy. Missing: Ben Oliver, Tyson Hagen, Graham Norquay.

Local kids excel in tournament HERMANN MAUTHNER Special to The Valley Echo

The Fernie Judo tournament took place on January 26. Eight athletes from Invermere, coach Karen Sharp, and referees Bob Gadsby and Hermann Mauthner participated. Competitors came from Raymond, Creston, Salmo, Jaffrey, Cranbrook, Fernie as well as Invermere, with over 90 athletes competing overall. Thanks to all the parents for the rides and enthusiastic support. As the new regulations are now in effect, the tournament started with a Kata demonstration. Ben Oliver and Steven Clark, Graham Norquay and Graycen Oliver teamed up for the demo. Each had to perform three throws and three holddowns. They had practised all on their own and were awarded the gold level medal for their effort. Well done, keep it up! For Marcia Paget and Emma Norquay, it was the first competition in the U15 devision. Marcia won the gold medal in her group with some

Oldtimer Hockey Standings Regular Season Team

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Inside Edge

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12

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Warwick Interiors

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11

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4

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Finish Line

20

10

9

1

21

Huckleberry's

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9

5

5

23

Kicking Horse

19

7

10

2

16

Radium Petro

20

6

8

6

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Hi-Heat

20

6

11

3

15

Aquair

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13

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Vertical challenge dan walton/ echo photo Tim Malloy ascends the Conrad Kain Climbing Wall at J A Laird Elementary School in Invermere. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 5 and 8 p.m., Grade 7 teacher Herb Weller runs a drop-in program at the school's gym, where a thousand feet of climbing surface offers challenges for every skill level. Ten different ropes, each with a variety of routes, provides every climber with a suitable contest to the ceiling, where a dangling jingle bell waits for climbers to signal their success. A $5 flat fee is required to climb. Shoes, harnesses, chalk, instruction and belay partners are all included.

well-executed ippon throws; Emma received a bronze medal. The other gold medal was won by Graham Norquay, competing in his group against Graycen Oliver who came into the bronze medal after strong competition from Fernie, Creston and Raymond. Ben Oliver had also a strong opposition and returned with a silver medal. Tyson Hagen, Lucas Nickel and Steven Clark received bronze medals. Congratulation to all athletes showing good sportsmanship and good judo. The next judo tournament will be held here in Invermere at David Thompson Secondary School on Saturday, February 23. Hope to see you there to watch and cheer on our athletes. See you on the tatame.

KIJHL Standings-Feb. 4 Kootenay Conference - Eddie Mountain Division Team

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27

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25

23

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51

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18

23

0

5

41

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16

24

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39

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9

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68

Nelson

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32

13

2

1

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Beaver Valley

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31

13

3

1

66

Spokane

47

13

28

3

3

32

Grand Forks

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7

37

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3

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In Timbits Hockey, kids learn that there’s more to hockey than just playing the game. It’s also a fun way to make new friends and discover a love for the game. Tim Hortons is proud to support the boys and girls who play Timbits Hockey in Invermere.

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Answer to January 23:

Horoscope First Week of Februar y

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

January 23rd’s Sudoku answer -->:

ARIES Aries, there are a few things you need to work out this week, but then you will be set for quite a while. Take the opportunity to recharge your batteries.

CANCER Cancer, your mind may be churning, but worrying excessively over something will not help the situation. Therefore, focus on something else for a while.

TAURUS Taurus, sometimes the things that are the hardest to come by are the ones that are most worth the effort. Think about this as you face obstacles.

LEO Leo, just when you think the week will go on without any excitement, something pops up and it’s just what you need to beat the doldrums. Expect time with friends.

SCORPIO Scorpio, it may be challenging to find some initial support for a new idea because you are essentially charting new territory. Just give it time and people will come around.

VIRGO Virgo, sometimes you need to be tough on yourself to get things done, but you will be satisfied with the results when you push yourself. Focus on goals this week.

SAGITTARIUS Slow down a little, Sagittarius. Moving faster will not get the job done to your satisfaction and then you only will have to do it all over again. Think through your options.

GEMINI Gemini, contrary to what you believe, things at work will go on even if you take a few days off for a vacation. There may be some catching up afterward, but you can handle it.

LIBRA Libra, a risk you take this week will pay off in a big way. You might be anxious to take a significant risk, but the eventual reward will be well worth it.

CAPRICORN Capricorn, shift your focus to your family for the next few days because you have to make some decisions that will affect them all. Listen to your gut feeling when making these decisions. AQUARIUS Aquarius, there are some things around the house that need your attention, but you may be having trouble finding the motivation to tackle them just now. PISCES Pisces, when an opportunity comes your way, you may want to take a pass because something better is on the horizon.


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Remember When? A look back through The Valley Echo's archives over the last 50 years

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5 years ago (2008): Two men took an unpaid dip in the Radium Hot Springs. After being repeatedly asked to leave, the men were informed that the RCMP had been contacted, at which point the swimmers directed obscenities towards Parks employees and sped off in a truck. While the RCMP had a description of the vehicle, it wasn't necessary as the swimmers were pulled over for driving erratically. Police pieced the crimes together and charged the suspects with Assault by Tresspass and released them under conditions banning them from Radium Hot Springs until court. The driver was charged with Refusal to Provide a Breath Demand. 10 years ago (2003): The DOI finalized a deal with the province to purchase a courthouse building. The purchase "Pave[s] the way for us to lease it back to the Ministry of Attorney General for circuit court," Chief Administrative Office Robert Earl said. *** After 13 years, the Jumbo Glacier Resort had been given a deadline of December 31, 2003 to complete the application for its massive project. 20 years ago (1993): During the Regional Directors monthly meeting, representatives from Canal Flats asked the province for free Crown land north of Crestbrook's sawmill. Canal Flats hoped to use the land for a cemetery. *** It was announced that Windermere residents would be taken to referendum to approve or disapprove a $430,000 upgrade to the community's volunteer fire department. The BC Fire Commissioners Office in Cranbrook reported the year prior that improvements were essential to maintain adequate service. The proposal would see $200,000 spent on upgrading the hall and $180,000 on a quick response vehicle and a

Applications Now Accepted Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, invites individuals of all artistic disciplines and arts, culture and heritage groups in the Columbia Basin to apply for project funding. ECHO ARCHIVE 2007: ‘Green Machine,’ including Janice Hamp, Wendy Drezet, Sandi Jones and Sandy Meyers, won the B Event in the Ladies' Bonspiel from February 2 to 4.

new water tanker. 25 years ago (1988): It was announced that accident-free drivers would be paying 22 per cent more in car insurance that year; 1988 was expected to be the costliest year ever for the Autoplan. *** Eight Olympic teams from around the world practised at Panorama prior to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. 35 years ago (1978): A message to those cheating Unemployment Insurance: What a shame. He thought it was some sort of a game to claim a little more Unemployment Insurance than the law allowed. Now he's in trouble. He didn't report earning and work while getting UI. "I mean, it was only a few bucks. You've got millions," the perpetrator said. We don't have any money. It all belongs to the people of Canada. And when you deliberately claim more than you're allowed by law, you're stealing from your neighbours, fellow employees, employers and the Government of Canada. We don't like to prosecute. We'd rather avoid that painful process by telling people that if they cheat, they'll probably be caught. *** Pierre Elliot Trudeau met with the Kootenay riding's Liberal candidate Joe Conroy. Trudeau said provinces should be con-

sulted before being "bandied about in international energy deals." He said he would also like to see Parks Administration relocate from Calgary closer to the parks themselves. 40 years ago (1973): There was a large turnout at the Barrel Stave Races at Fairmont Mountain the previous weekend. Skiers travelled from as far as Edmonton to participate. Points were accumulated for speed, costumes and tricks. Olin skis were awarded to Dave Hay for claiming top spot and winning the Baby Duck Cup. 45 years ago (1968): The valley's oldest resident, William Walter Taynton, died at the age of 98. Taynton moved to Canada at the age of 13 in 1883 and relocated to the valley in 1887. He worked as a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway and owned a ranch in the late 1800s; he sold it shortly after for $250 and two ponies. Before making his way to British Columbia, Taynton resided in Saskatchewan, where he fled to during the 1885 Riel Rebellion. 50 years ago (1963): A young man and woman were both charged and fined $10 for being intoxicated in a public place. *** The Brisco Group, an acting club, performed their first production, a comical play titled If Men Played Cards as Women Do.

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Know the difference We have learned throughout history that we do our best acting, thinking and feeling, and all the things that go with them, when we have been through our most painful events. It’s as though our greatest challenges, when faced and overcome, give us the strength and the self-confidence to move our actions to a higher level. Since 2008, our entire world has been going through a series of crises arising from our troubled economy. It has become so challenging that it has been threatening to take over all our thinking. We need a bit of time to adjust to our new ways of seeing the world and to realize we are now living in a world without absolutes to give us a path. Recognize now is a time in which things are fluid and changing and you cannot know anything with any absolute knowledge or the assurance you are right. But you can no longer be diverted by events that are not within your control, so you must begin to act, in spite of uncertainty. Since you cannot be certain anymore, seek instead a sense of direction and the discipline to stick with it. Unfortunately, there is some news that’s not so good. The Canadian economy is not nearly as strong as we had expected and we are still at debt levels of nearly 1.65% of income. Both are unsustainable. However, there is a positive side. The trend on personal debt is downward rather than continuing upward. It could mean Canadians have decided personal debt is a bad choice that puts both themselves and their country in a bad position and they have to pay it down. Now, they may have decided it is no longer in their own interest or the interest of their family to have decisions constrained by debt to the degree that it keeps them from being able to make choices. There are three things completely within your own capabilities that will be far more likely to get

you where you want to be – so you, your family, your communities and your nation can get back the freedom to create a better life. The first of these things you can do is to keep seeking clarity on what you want most deeply and go after those, and only those, things. In the past, I have called this the search for values and principles, and maybe that’s no longer a constructive way to write. It is, perhaps, too absolute – as though there is one correct way for you to think. Perhaps there is a simpler and more up-to-date way of saying it, more like, ‘Set a direction in which to travel

that gets you further along a path that gives you and those you care most about the greatest possible degree of satisfaction.’ The second thing is something sometimes forgotten, and that is that human beings do their very best when the benefit goes beyond themselves. Another way of saying this is that your efforts are at their best when you seek a vision or a goal that is bigger than you are. The third thing, already mentioned, is to exercise your inherent capacity for self-discipline when it is aimed at the achievement of what you most deeply

want to achieve. In the case of debt this might mean something like not buying beyond your means and keeping the credit card in your pocket. As part of the first of these completely ‘doable’ tasks, use debt and credit wisely, which means use it so it helps you meet you goals instead of getting in the way of the life you want to live. You can start by learning the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ kinds of credit. How do you tell the difference? One writer recently made the distinction on an internet post: ‘Good debt helps you meet your mid- and longterm goals. Borrowing to finance a home or start a business are examples of good debt. So is a taxdeductible investment loan that helps boost your savings, and a student loan that makes it possible to get a good job. Good debt might also include financing for a big-ticket purchase, such as a car— especially when it’s a necessity because of where you live or it helps you get to your job. ‘Bad debt typically funds short-term lifestyle spending. Carrying a long-term balance on bad debt means that you’ll pay much more for these purchases than if you’d paid cash or paid the balance off sooner.’ In managing your day-to-day finances, one of the best things to do is try to pay down bad debt first, starting with the highest-interest debts. If you must use a credit card to make lifestyle purchases, try to pay the balance off as soon as possible. For any debt at all, use the rather simple but useful tool of asking yourself if the purchases were really worth the cost. Have they given you more freedom and flexibility — or less? In all situations, it is worthwhile to evaluate every decision you make. When you find you have made an error – and you will – make a correction and then follow it. And, Good Luck!


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3 BEDROOM condo, top floor, lake view, heated parking. Executive furnishings included for $1395, unfurnished for $1295. Includes water, gas and condo fees. cbaum@2toyota.com

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 Shellimilley@gmail.com.

For Sale: 2007 Skidoo 1000 Summit High Mark 150 one track. Great shape, well maintained. $4900 firm. Call Jye 250-342-5887 Left handed golf equipment for sale. Call Dan 250-347-6422 or 250-417-7199

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RADIUM CONDO FOR RENT at “The Pinewood”. Perfect location on Stanley Street. Bright, corner unit. 2 bdrm plus den, 2 baths, in suite laundry, u/g parking, 3 way fireplace. N/S only please. Avail Feb 1. $850 includes utilities. Call Michele 403-616-9058

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3 BR HOUSE - Great location & lake views! One level, W/D, F/S, DW. Avail Jan 1st. $815 + Utilities. Jeff 250-688-1105

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2BDRM, 1 1/2 BATH Willow View apartment for rent, in Canal Flats. Great view, 2 parking stalls, F/S, D/W. Walking distance to arena, park and store. $775 + utilities & D.D., references required. Available immediately. Call (250)349-5306 or (250)489-8389, leave mess. AKISKINOOK resort - 1 bdrm fully furnished condo, indoor pool, hot tub. $675/ month includes cable. Call 403-281-3991

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

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

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

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

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH

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

Sunday, February 10th 10:30 a.m.

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

Worship and Life Instruction … “I 10 a.m. Worship & Word AM: The Way” … Pastor Trevor Kid’s Church Provided ministering. “K.I.D.S.” Church, for children Age 3 to Grade 1; and Grades 2-5, during Call the office at 250-342-9511 the Morning Service.

7:00 p.m.

“SING and CELEBRATE” … at L.W.A.C. You are welcome to join us for an evening of singing the great hymns of the faith; food; and fellowship!

for more information. www.valleychristianonline.com

Sharing Truth Showing Love Following the Spirit


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Business Profile New location for Kyla Brown Photography Local photographer preserves memories made in the valley DAN WALTON

We’re ready... are you? We’re ready... are you?

reporter@invermerevalleyecho.com

After moving into a new studio in November, Invermere photographer Kyla Brown is ready to welcome clients into a fresh setting. Located at 240 3rd Avenue — the red building across from A&W — Brown's new studio offers a comfortable setting with props you'll recognize from home in a room that feels familiar upon your first visit. Brown specializes in weddings and portrait work, and designs her own art cards which are sold throughout the province — visual greetings with Brown's original photos, drawings and text. Although her studio is well-equipped with modern photography tools, Brown says it's the person who makes the difference. "You can take a great photo with any camera," she said. "It's the person that's taking the photo that's putting themselves into it. If I pick up my iPhone, I can take a photo with that, or I can take a photo with this [professional] camera, but if you just do the best that you can with the gear that you have — it's a great attitude to have." The new studio gives Brown space for portrait work as well

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as office work, and "somewhere that was central and that people would be able to recognize and come to easily," she said. While she now has a prominent location to operate from, wedding season will keep Brown busy and out of the office. "I love seeing people go through that process of anticipating the moment before, and the ceremony, and they're married to someone that they absolutely love and they wanna spend the rest of their life with," she said. And whatever the occasion, Brown enjoys taking advantage of the landscape around the valley. "It's so stunning with the lake and mountains." The demand for wedding photographers grabbed Brown into matrimonial service early on in her career. While the first handful of weddings made Brown slightly nervous, positive reactions made her realize that she could be herself as a photographer and keep clients happy. Having entered the Emily Carr University of Art + Design as an artist, it was during her studies that Brown decided that she would major in photography.

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KYLA BROWN PHOTO A graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Kyla Brown specializes in weddings and portrait work.

"It's an eclectic mix, but it's what works for me and creates balance in my life," she said. Brown says her ability to connect with people is her greatest strength; she shows clients a part of themselves that they're comfortable sharing with her. "The studio is up and running and people can contact me to come in for shoots here," she said. "I'm going to be running

a grand opening special which will involve mini sessions in March." For two days next month, subjects can head over to Kyla Brown Photography and have photos taken without the commitment of a full shoot. For booking information, Brown can be contacted through her website, kylabrownphotography.com, or by phoning her cell at 250688-8888.

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The WaTer & air Company! Water Treatment: filtration and purification Furnace and Duct cleaning

Equity Repair & Maintenance Ltd. Ph: 250-342-5024 Cell: 250-688-5594 24 hour service

Purify the water you drink and the air you breathe! Kerry Colonna

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Lake LakeAuto AutoService Service • Furnaces • Heat PumPs • air conditioning • FirePlaces• Hot tubs • cHemicals • service & maintenance • gas Fitting 385 Laurier Street Phone: 250-342-7100 Invermere, BC Fax: 250-342-7103 www.diamondheatingandspas.com

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Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy Ltd. J. Douglas Kipp, B. Sc. (Pharm.) Laura Kipp, Pharm D. Irena Sedlakova, B. Sc. (Pharm.) Your compounding pharmacy Come in and browse our giftware! Open Monday - Saturday • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 1301 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-6612

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■ Lockout Service ■ Lake Recovery ■ 24 Hour Towing ■ Prompt Service

Also offering FREE year-round pickup of unwanted vehicles

Warbrick Towing & Salvage warbrick@shaw.ca • Cell: 250-342-5851

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