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Sparwood Coal Miner Days was held on the weekend, and for the first time featured a Tug of War competition. For more photos turn to page 2 or visit www.thefreepress.ca.

Council to form committee to address cemetery concerns

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By Nicole Liebermann Free Press Staff

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Elk Valley’s

Class of 2013 Fernie Secondary Elkford Secondary

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ernie Council is putting together a select committee to address and recognize the concern that there are additional burial sites outside of St. Margaret’s Cemetery. The committee will take on the task of creating a monument to honour hundreds of people who are believed to be buried in unmarked graves within the City of Fernie. Community members John Gawryluk and Corlyn Haarstad spoke at a committee of the whole

meeting Monday morning to outline their requests to the City. The pair has spent the last 12 years gathering data and records from the Fernie and District Historical Society, the City of Fernie, B.C. archives, newspaper articles, and obituary notices. They believe that inaccurate record keeping and the improper designation of cemetery boundaries has led to the misplacement and/ or removal of 392 people that died and were buried in Fernie. Gawryluk reinforced that they are not trying to

place blame on anyone, but simply move forward. “What’s done is done,” he commented. “We want to move on and get this settled and do the right thing, which is maintain and improve both cemeteries.” Gawryluk and Haarstad asked mayor and council to assist in the creation of a monument, as well as grant them access to records in the City Hall basement to help continue their work in locating the misplaced burials. They would also like council to consider using radar technology to survey the ground in areas

outside of St. Margaret’s to confirm the location of unmarked burial plots. Gawryluk and Haarstad understand their requests come with a cost and don’t expect the City to foot the entire bill. “There’s the Regional District [of East Kootenay], there’s Columbia Basin Trust, you can go historical, you can go so many different routes here to start searching out funding,” said Haarstad. “The applications won’t be in place until at least the fall, everybody has pretty much delegated their funding out this year already, but we’re

more than ready to form that committee and start looking for funding. We don’t expect this to lie fully on the shoulders of the City at all.” Council voted unanimously to form a select committee to deal with the issue, which will consist of at least two councillors and interested community members. City staff will put together a terms of reference for the committee, which will be brought to a future council meeting. Following council’s approval of the terms, the City will begin advertising for committee members.


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Sparwood celebrates Coal Miner Days

By Nicole Liebermann Free Press Staff

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t was a jam packed weekend of fun in Sparwood as the community celebrated Coal Miner Days. With activities for all

ages starting Thursday evening and going to Sunday afternoon, there was something for everyone. Kids Fest, held Saturday afternoon, saw families pack the fields behind the Leisure Centre

for games, a street market, and barbecue. A highlight of the day was the first ever tug of war competition. Coal Miner Days finished off on Sunday with more events, including a fun run.

Have you been treated unfairly by a provincial or local government agency? The B.C. Ombudsperson may be able to help

Ombudsperson’s staff will be in your community on the following dates, and are available by appointment to discuss your complaint:

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Sparwood June 24 Cranbrook June 25 Invermere June 26

For an appointment call 1-800-567-3247 (toll-free) www.bcombudsperson.ca

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Tim Hortons sends City worker retires kids off camping after 32 years service By Mary Giuliano Contributor

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Back row (left to right) Patty Saluk (Manager), Sharon Benoy, Brent Bidston (Fernie Ambulance), Kristine Hovind-Pelletier (Owner), Andre Pelletier, Rick Jimenez, Jona Pineda. Front Row (left to right) Jenie Orense, Nytasha McCabe (camper), Cassandra Wilton (camper), Samira Husin. Photo by A. Treharne By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff

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im Hortons in Fernie held one of their most successful Camp Days ever last week, raising over $4,000. The store has been raising

money to send kids to camp for nine years, by giving all their proceeds from the day to the cause. This year they raised $4,200 and the store in Blairmore also had a great year, raising $4,100. Four lucky campers, two from Fernie and two

from the Crowsnest Pass, will be heading to the Tim Hortons Children’s Ranch in Kananaskis, Alberta this summer, at no expense to their families. To date, Tim Hortons in Fernie has sent 36 kids to camp all across the country.

ouncil members and a large number of employees from different departments of the City of Fernie gathered at the Public Works office last month to offer congratulations to one of their co-workers who is retiring. Craig Austin has been employed with the City for 32 years as a heavy equipment operator working with backhoes, loaders and graders. He was responsible for plowing the Ridgemont, Pine Avenue and Castle Mountain areas for the past 10 years. He was also very good with tools and spent time in the shop assisting with repairs. During the past 32 years of service Craig was an excellent employee especially noted for his skill in operating the heavy equipment. Special thanks go to Craig for his many years of loyal service to the City of Fernie. Mayor and Council extend sincere congratulations and very best wishes to Craig for a long and happy retirement. An astonished Craig commented, “I am really surprised to see so many of you here, shocked actually, usually when someone retires only a few people turn up.” Craig went on to open his gifts and then sat down on his favourite chair one last time. Long-time employ-

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ees with good work records like Craig definitely need to be acknowledged and appreciated. Congratulations Craig and thank you for 32 years of devotion to this community.

Craig Austin in his favourite chair for one last time. Submitted photo

District of Elkford 816 Michel Road P.O. Box 340 Elkford, B.C. V0B 1H0 P.250.865.4000 • F.250.865.4001 • info@elkford.ca • www.elkford.ca

2013 Property Tax Notices, Annual Utility Notices & Home Owner Grant Applications The District of Elkford 2013 Property Tax Notices and the 2013 Residential Utility Notices were mailed out on May 24, 2013. If you did not receive your notice, please contact the District Office. To avoid the 10% penalty, all payments and eligible Home Owner Grants must be received before: July 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm If your financial institution makes your property tax payment and if you are eligible, you will still need to claim your annual Home Owner Grant and also pay your annual utilities notice (water, sewer, solid waste) before July 2. Unclaimed Home Owner Grants and unpaid utilities are also subject to the 10% penalty. The District Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We will be closed for the statutory holiday Monday July 1, 2013.

We’re on the prowl for adventurous spirits: Leisure Services Clerk 1 (Casual position) For more information: www.elkford.ca

Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings

Notice of Annual Report & Meeting The Community Charter requires Council to prepare an Annual Report regarding financial and operational information related to the municipality. The Annual Report will be made available in June, with a meeting scheduled on June 24, 2013 to present the report to the public. The Annual Report will incorporate the progress on Council’s Strategic Plan and the audited 2012 financial statements.

Water Conservation The District reminds residents that outdoor water use restrictions are now in effect. Outdoor water use is permitted between the hours of 6:00 am to 9:00 am or 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

2013 WILDCAT DAYS JUNE 28th & 29th A FUN WEEKEND PLANNED FOR ALL AGES! • Fireworks Display, Friday • Parade, Saturday • Live Entertainment

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Inflatables Craft & Trade Exhibition Family Activities

These meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at 816 Michel Road and are open to the public.

June 13 June 24

Urban Wildlife Management Advisory Committee @ 8pm Regular Council & AGM @ 6pm


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NOTICE OF 2012 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

City Council Meeting Schedule June 2013 2 9 16 23 30

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Regular Council meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

City of Fernie Contact Info: City Hall Ph: 250-423-6817 Fx: 250-423-3034 Email: cityhall@fernie.ca Website: www.fernie.ca 501-3rd Avenue, Box 190 Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed statutory holidays) After Hours Phone: 250-423-4226

Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Avenue Phone: 250-423-4466

Fernie Memorial Arena 991-6th Avenue (Highway 3) Phone: 250-423-2254

For all Police, Ambulance or Fire related emergencies: Call 911

Summer Hours for Fernie City Hall

Effective: Wednesday, July 3 until, and including, Friday, August 30, 2013 City Hall will be open from 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays) Regular Scheduled hours for City Hall of 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday – Friday (excluding statutory holidays) Will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Jim Hendricks Chief Administrative Officer

For Public Inspection and Comment at the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm Pursuant to Section 98 of Community Charter, the 2012 Annual Municipal Report is available for public inspection on the City’s website at www. fernie.ca or a hardcopyof the Annual Report may be reviewed at City Hall during regular office hours. City Council welcomes all submissions and inquiries from the public respecting the 2012 Annual Report at its Regular Meeting to be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC. The Annual Report contains the 2012 audited annual financial statements; a listing of the permissive tax exemptions granted and the amount of property taxes that would have been imposed on the property if it were not exempt for 2012; a report respecting municipal services and operations for 2012; a progress report in relation to the objectives and measures established in the 2011 Annual Report for the 2012 fiscal year; and a statement of municipal objectives, and the measures that will be used to determine progress respecting those objectives for the current and following year. Anyone wishing to provide their comments to Council but are unavailable to attend the meeting on June 24, 2013 are encouraged to submit their comments in writing by any of the following methods: • IN PERSON: Drop off written submissions at the reception desk, City Hall 501–3rd Avenue; • BY FAX: to (250) 423-3034; • BY MAIL: City of Fernie, Director of Corporate Administration Services, PO Box 190, Fernie BC V0B 1M0; or • BY EMAIL: E-mail submissions should be sent to cityhall@fernie.ca The deadline for written submissions is 5:00PM on MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013. All submissions must include your name and street address. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For more information, please contact the Director of Corporate Administration Services at (250) 423-6817.

EXTERNAL POSTING AQUATIC SLIDE ATTENDANT (Permanent Part Time)

Key components of this union (C.U.P.E.) position is the ability to be engaging, entertaining and energetic in order to create a safe, enjoyable and welcoming aquatic environment. Candidate MUST have the following CURRENT awards: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ (or equivalent). Additional aquatic orientated qualifications will be considered an asset to this position. Must be 15 years of age or older at time of hire. Job Description available on request. This is an un benefitted position, without guaranteed hours, with a wage rate of $12.24 per hour. A probation period of 60 days is required. Persons applying for this position must be available to work a wide range of hours primarily including evenings and weekends. Applications can downloaded from our website at www.fernie.ca and should be submitted to the undersigned no later than 4:00pm local time, Friday, June 28th, 2013. “Part-time Aquatic Slide Attendant” Cam Mertz/Director of Leisure Services City of Fernie PO Box 190, Fernie, B.C. V0B-1M0 Telephone: (250) 423-4466 ext 225 Email: cam.mertz@fernie.ca

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY DISPOSITION (Lease)

Notice is hereby given that the City of Fernie intends to dispose of an interest in land, being the entering into of a lease for a portion of the Max Turyk Community Centre (Lot 1 District Lot 4588 Kootenay District Plan 10777), specifically Room 121 and 2 comprising of 1,603.83 square feet, with the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, for a term of 3 year, with two year option to renew commencing on July 1st, 2013. The consideration to be received by the City for the proposed Lease is the initial sum of $16,038.30 per year. This is the first of two notices, dated the 13th of June, 2013. Cam Mertz, Director of Leisure Services

Notice of Intention to provide assistance under a partnering agreement.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Fernie intends to provide assistance to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce under the terms of partnering agreement for the provision of municipal services being hosting of summer downtown festivities hereby called “Victoria Avenue Summer Socials (VASS)” including but not limited to, Wednesday night live music, refreshment gardens, entertainment and mountain market and Sunday events including a fashion show, show & shine and youth talent competition to occur from July 3rd to August 28th, 2013 and providing for payment by the City to the Chamber the sum of $15,000.00 for the services described in the Agreement. A complete copy of the proposed partnering agreement can be viewed at the Office of the undersigned at City Hall, 501 3rd Avenue, during regular business hours. This is the first of two notices, dated this 13th day of June, 2013. Jim Hendricks, CAO

2013 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES

Property Tax Notices for the City of Fernie have been mailed to all property owners on record. Property taxes are payable by July 2, 2013, after which time a 10% penalty will be added to any unpaid current year taxes. If you haven’t received your tax notice in the mail please contact City Hall at 250-423-6817 or cityhall@fernie.ca and request that a copy be forwarded to you. New property owners who have not received a notice are advised to contact City Hall. No exemption from taxation or penalty is conferred by reason of non-receipt of the Property Tax Notice. Payment of your property taxes can be made by mail, in person at City Hall, or by phone or internet banking or in person through most financial institutions. Cheques post dated to July 2, 2013 will be accepted at City Hall. Please allow time for your payment to arrive at City Hall prior to the due date. Post marks on mailed remittances will not be considered as date of payment. Receipt of electronic payments will be recorded at the date and time the funds arrive in the City’s bank account and not when the payment is transmitted by your financial institution. Regardless of the method of payment, eligible property owners must complete the Home Owner Grant application that is attached to the bottom of the Tax Notice and remit it to City Hall in order to claim the Grant. If you’ve misplaced the grant application that’s attached to the bottom of your tax notice, an online form is available at www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/ forms/0078FILL.pdf. Completed Home Owner Grant applications can be faxed to 250-423-3034 or scanned and emailed to cityhall@fernie.ca. PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE BY JULY 2, 2013. Phone: (250) 423-6817 Fax: (250) 423-3034 Website: www.fernie.ca

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers are needed for our Canada Day Celebration. If you are able to give a few hours during the July 1st event, please call 250 423-2245 or email: sharon.switzer@fernie.ca

Splash Park Grand Opening June 16, 2013 Party is from 1pm - 3pm Come join the fun! Bouncy castle, games, prizes, BBQ!


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Learning to swing with the pros By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff

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tudents from grades 11 and 12 had their chance to learn how to swing like a pro recently at Fernie Golf and Country Club.

The students from Cathy Davies' Phys Ed class at Fernie Secondary School took part in a chipping competition set up by pro Dani Poupart, and hit some balls at the driving range with pro Michael VanHorne.

Featuring Spicy Thai Food

Taking a lesson in trash By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff

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hat really happens w h e n we throw things ‘away’? Is there even such a place? That’s what Grade 4 and 5 students from Jaffray elementary school discovered recently, as they scrutinized the contents of the Cranbrook landfill and explored recycling on a deeper level during a tour with the RDEK. The students are taking part in Beyond Recycling, a Wildsight education program that tackles topics such as waste, ecological footprint, climate change and energy use—and how to lessen their impacts. “This is not your ordinary field trip,” said Dawn Deydey, on

The Fernie Secondary students learn from golf pro Michael VanHorne.

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behalf of Wildsight, the non-profit organization that created and delivers Beyond Recycling. “There’s nothing inherently ‘fun’ about garbage—but the kids get to be detectives for a day, to solve the mystery of what happens to our waste once we throw it in the trash.”  Jaffray is one of 10 schools in the Columbia Basin Region that have taken part in Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling this year. Beyond Recycling aims to inspire students to consider the impact of their actions and to make positive environmental changes. The weekly lessons use slideshows, costumes, movies, and games to make the learning about

these serious topics fun. The curriculum is recognized by the B.C. Ministry of Education as contributing to science learning outcomes, and so far teachers, parents and kids are giving it great marks. “The kids were really surprised at the huge process that is necessary to deal with our waste,” Deydey said. “They’ve been exploring environmental issues all year and this trip is an eye-opener.” She noted that while recycling is an important strategy, it’s just the start. “We’re trying to help equip the students with what they need to contribute to a sustainable future. And that goes way beyond recycling.”

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CITY OF FERNIE PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF DISPOSITION / APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT CHANGE TO LIQUOR LICENCE NOTICE OF DISPOSITIONS For Council consideration on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm Notice of Disposition of Real Property Interests being disposed of by the City of Fernie to the following applicants: 1.

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The City of Fernie hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of its interests in land to the Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique by way of issuance of a Licence of Occupation to operate an outdoor patio on a portion of municipal roadway adjacent to the Infinitea Tea Bar & Boutique located at 501 1st Avenue (Lot 2, Block 13, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District) for a fee of $10.00 per square metre for a term of one year. The City of Fernie hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of its interests in land to the Royal Comete Hotel & Bar by way of issuance of a Licence of Occupation to operate an outdoor patio on a portion of municipal roadway adjacent to the Royal Comete Hotel & Bar located at 501 1st Avenue (Lot 2, Block 13, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District) for a fee of $10.00 per square metre for a term of one year.

3. The City of Fernie hereby gives notice of its

intention to dispose of its interests in land to Brick House by way of issuance of a Licence of Occupation to operate an outdoor patio on a portion of municipal roadway adjacent to the Brick nd House located at 401 2 Avenue (Lot 1, Block 10, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District) for a fee of $10.00 per square metre for a term of one year.

Enquires relative to this proposed disposition of property should be directed to Michelle Martineau, Director of Corporate Administration Services, at City Hall, 501-3rd Avenue, Fernie BC or by calling 250 423.6817. A copy of the licence of occupation may be viewed at City Hall, during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays).

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT CHANGE TO LIQUOR LICENCES (LIQUOR PRIMARY & LIQUOR PRIMARY CLUB AND FOOD PRIMARY LIQUOR LICENCE) FOR NEW OUTDOOR PATIOS For Council consideration on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm

Public notice is hereby given that Council for the City of Fernie is gathering views of residents that may be affected by the application for a permanent change to the Liquor Primary & Liquor Primary Club Licence of the Brick House and the Food Primary Liquor Licence of Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique to add new outdoor patios at their establishments. Council will consider written submissions with respect to these changes at the regular meeting to be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 501-3rd Avenue, Fernie British Columbia. Applicant:

Owner/Operator of the Brick House

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Purpose: The applicant has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a permanent change to their existing Liquor Primary and Liquor Primary Club Licence. The application, if approved, will allow liquor service to a new outdoor patio with a maximum occupant load of 23 under the amended Licence. As part of the application process for a change to a Liquor Primary Licence, the Local Government must gather the views of residents that may be affected by the proposed change.

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Purpose: The applicant has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a permanent change to their existing Food Primary Liquor Licence. The application, if approved, will allow liquor service to a new outdoor patio with a maximum occupant load of 15 under the amended Licence. Although not required as part of the application process for a change to a Food Primary Liquor Licence, Council has directed that the views of residents that may be affected by the proposed change be gathered for consideration.

In conjunction with the application to the LCLB to change the liquor licence the proponents have also applied to the City for a Licence of Occupation that, if approved, will allow a new outdoor patio to occupy a portion of the municipal roadway adjacent to their establishments. The Licence of Occupation limits the operating season of the patio from May 1st to and including October 15th and stipulates that the patio shall not be operated between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am. Persons who feel that they may be affected by either the Brick House’s application to change their Liquor Primary and Liquor Primary Club Licence or the Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique’s application to change their Food Primary Liquor Licence to add an outdoor patio are invited to submit written comments to Michelle Martineau, Director of Corporate Administration Services no later than 5:00pm on Monday, June 24, 2013. The submissions will be taken into consideration by City of Fernie Council when formulating a resolution regarding the application that will be provided to the LCLB. Written submissions can be provided by any of the following methods: ❧ IN PERSON: Drop off written submissions at the reception desk, City Hall, 501-3rd Avenue; ❧ BY FAX: to 250.423.3034; ❧ BY MAIL: City of Fernie, Director of Corporate Administration Services, PO Box 190, Fernie BC, V0B 1M0; or ❧ BY EMAIL: email submission should be sent to cityhall@fernie.ca The deadline for written submissions is 5:00PM on MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013. All submissions must include your name and street address. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. For more information, please contact the Director of Corporate Administration Services at 250 423.6817.


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Editorial by Angela Treharne

CP Rail called The Free Press this week to tell us how concerned they are about trespassing on the railway tracks. The train drivers (engineers) and the CP police are constantly seeing residents strolling across the tracks wherever is most convenient for them. Not only is this dangerous, but it is a criminal offence, and could see the person arrested and facing court charges. Apparently trespassers cross the tracks all the way through the downtown core of Fernie. While meeting with CP staff to discuss the problem, a man was seen crossing the tracks illegally, only about 20 metres from a proper crossing. He didn’t even look up and down the tracks to check for trains. The problem is so bad, CP Rail are convinced it is only a matter of time before someone is hit. Freight trains travel at speeds of up to 90 km/h. It takes an average freight train, travelling at 90 km/h up to two kilometres to come to a stop in an emergency. That means that even if the engineer has spotted someone on the tracks, the chances of them being able to actually stop the train in time are small. Blowing the whistle to warn them should help get them to move off the tracks – that is if they aren’t wearing headphones. Last year, there were 261 railway-crossing and trespassing accidents in Canada, where 78 people were killed and 53 people seriously injured as a result, according to the Railway Association of Canada (RAC). CP has decided it is time to crack down, and police are out there handing out tickets. It might sound like a minor thing to take a short cut home, but the potential consequences are not minor at all. A whole community is affected when someone is hit by a train, not just the family of the person who died, but the train driver and their family, plus the community where the accident happened. It is definitely going to be a challenge to convince people not to take the shortest route possible, and to walk up to a designated crossing instead. Warning people about the danger doesn’t seem to be working, so maybe the threat of being handed a fine of up to $300 will. And for those that are hoping to see a whistle cessation at some point, as long as there is trespassing, the chances of getting a quieter Fernie in the future are pretty small.

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Letters to the Editor Rolling issue Something is wrong with the whole idea of charging seniors who need a wheelchair $25 a month. Recently it came to light that this change will happen in certain areas in British Columbia as of September 1. Canada may not have a perfect health system but it certainly is better than many other places in the world. However this type of ridiculous charge being imposed on the elderly is a travesty no matter how you attempt to justify it. Time does not stop for anyone and we are all getting older. Though some people may not think $25 is a lot of money, for people who are on fixed incomes, it alters their lives. The fact that these groups are now going to take advantage of the situation is shocking. It has been said that no senior will go without a wheelchair if they need one and cannot afford it. But to get one that way

you have to prove you cannot make the payment through a hardship waiver. This seems to be a degrading thing to do to seniors. At what point did we lose all respect for the older generation? It is not easy getting older for many people. We all think back to what we used to be able to do and realize that time certainly changes who we are physically and mentally. This is a hard thing to accept. But now it is as if there is an added punishment we receive when our body starts to break down. This is one of those times when decency should make people who get to make decisions sit back and rethink what they are doing if for no other reason than one day they may be in the situation where they need a wheelchair and the price may just be out of their reach. Darryl Crane Golden

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Bear Corner Wildlife sightings this week By Kathy Murray WildSafeBC Community Coordinator

Fernie

Wildlife sightings have been reported throughout our recreational trails and parks. • A black bear was seen on Mushroom Head trail right by Pete’s bench. • A small cinnamon bear was reported on Sherwoody Forest. • There have been grizzly bear sightings on Lactic ridge and Verbotten trails in Mt Fernie Provincial Park. • A moose gave birth to a calf across the river from the off leash dog area in the Annex Park. Moose are wild animals and need to be given space and

privacy. Stay safe by keeping an appropriate distance from them or just avoid the area. Let’s help keep this moose and her calf together. Use caution when walking your dog, dogs chasing wildlife may result in human/ wildlife conflict.

South Country

• A grizzly bear was reported accessing garbage on a property by Tie Lake.

Elkford

• Cougar sightings reported on Natal Rd. Kevin Van Tighem has studied wildlife in western Canada for almost 40 years. A naturalist and

hunter, he has written more than 200 articles on conservation and wildlife topics which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. Kevin will be in Elkford, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Elkford Community Conference Centre and in Fernie, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fernie Heritage Library.

POLL OF THE WEEK Do you think Fernie needs a francophone school?

Yes 41%

No 59%

This week’s poll question: Do you regularly walk across the railway tracks, other than at the crossings?

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Goldstar cleaning for a reason By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff

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iolet Minifie, 83, is a Fernie resident who was diagnosed with ovarian and colon cancer in 2010. Minifie, who worked as a supervisor for the clerical department at a social services agency for more than 40 years, continues to lead an active lifestyle in spite of her diagnosis. She's an avid reader and enjoys knitting and cooking. On Saturdays, she drives her 1985 Honda Civic down the street to pick up her 89-year-old neighbour. Together, the two will head out for a night on the town, attending Mass and having dinner at the local A&W. In other areas, Minifie's family stepped in to help. Her grandson moved in with her to assist with daily chores, while Minifie's three children took turns driving her back and forth to Calgary for cancer treatments. But Minifie drew the line at having her

family clean up after Cleaning for a Reason George Torresani and her. "My family has since 2011. Jill Barclay Rochelle Simmons. been so supportive of says her company's The married couple me already, you just support for Cleaning had been living apart can't imagine," she for a Reason is about since last summer after says. "I didn't want more than keeping their eldest daughter them to be responsible homes tidy. "We want Brooke, 17, relocated to for cleaning my house, to encourage women to Vancouver to undergo too." go on with treatment for lung Last April, their lives, cancer. “They Minifie's When Rochelle scrubbed the in spite of f a m i l y the fear and and Brooke returned cupboards and turned to uncertainty home for the holidays, fridge and Cleaning for a diagnosis Goldstar made sure cleaned the a Reason, of cancer their house was ready carpets. I’ll a North can bring," for them, sending never forget she explains. a team of nine American non-profit G o l d s t a r professional cleaners it.” organization is also to give George and that partners committed Rochelle’s home an with maid services to to helping women extreme makeover. provide free cleaning affected by cancer “One of the for women affected by outside the Cleaning reasons we felt good cancer. In response, for a Reason program. about choosing this Fernie-based Goldstar In November 2012, particular family is Cleaning Services Goldstar awarded its because they had been sent their team of Extreme Makeover: separated for so long,” cleaning professionals Cleaning Edition Barclay explained at to Minifie's home four contest grand prize to the time. “This way, times over six weeks for a thorough spring Notice of AGM cleaning. for the "They did pretty much everything," Elk Valley Hospital Foundation Minifie recalls. Monday, July 8th 2013 "They scrubbed the cupboards and 7:00pm in the Elk Valley Hospital Board Room fridge and cleaned All interested the carpets. I'll never members of the forget it." Foundation and public Goldstar has been are invited to attend. a proud supporter of

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Indian Springs Ranch in Eureka • 6:30pm- Ladies Archery, Fernie Elks Hall • 6:30 pm to 8:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre • 7:30pm – Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre

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• 4:00pm to 5:30pm- Free Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 6:00pm to 8:00pm- Public Swim Elkford Pool • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre • 7:30pm- Jitney Darts Fernie Legion • 7:30pm – Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 8:00pm to 9:00pm- Teen/Adult Swim Elkford Pool

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Prenatal Classes, The Art of Giving Birth, Fernie Arts Station, 6:30-9:30pm 13 Children’s Author, Jean Lloyd at the Fernie Library, 7pm 13 Urban Wildlife Management Advisory Committee, Elkford Council Chambers, 8pm 14 Kevin Van Tighem (“Bears”) at the Fernie Library, 7pm 15 Fishing opens on the Elk River (ends Oct. 31st) 15 Family Golf Day at the Sparwood Golf Club 15 Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmer’s Market, Baynes Lake Community Centre, 9am-12:30pm 15 Freemasonry Open House at Elko Masonic Hall 15 Alzheimer Society Walk, Blairmore Elks Community Centre, 4pm 15 Legion Branch #36, Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner (roast beef), Fernie, tickets by June 12 16 Happy Father’s Day! 16 Splash Park Grand Opening at Fernie Aquatic Centre, 1-3pm 16 Father’s Day – Single Track Mind (Mine!) Biking 9:30am-4pm, The Guide’s Hut 17- July 8 Sparwood Leisure Centre closed for upgrading 17-20 Junior Golf Camp, Indian Springs Ranch, Eureka 17 Sparwood Council Meeting, 7:00pm 18 Senior Citizens Club of Fernie & District Annual General Meeting, Fernie Drop in Centre, 1pm 19 Tourism Fernie AGM, Fernie Golf & Country Club, 4:00pm 19-20 Prenatal Classes, The Art of Giving Birth, Fernie Arts Station, 6:30-9:30pm 20 Sparwood Seniors Open 21 Couples Alternate Shot #1 at the Fernie Golf & Country Club


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ernie Academy students showcased their talents last week in several performances of their production, titled ‘Hook’. The play, an adaptation of the 1992 Spielberg film, tells the story of what happens when Peter Pan grows up and forgets Neverland, that is until Captain Hook steals his children. Then, it’s up to Tinkerbell and The Lost Boys to help him remember his true self, and of course, save his children. Directed by Denise Baughan and Allison Pace, the show included tap dancing, singing, sword fights, and a final number that incorporated a cello and saxophone. The assorted musical selection led the audience from the Jurassic Park theme to The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’, and finally to ‘We are Young’, showcasing the students’ singing and music skills. Students auditioned back in December, and have been working at lunch and after school to put the production together. “I’m so proud of the work that each student put in,” said Baughan. “Every character turned out vibrant, and different. It was an honour to see each of the students grow and become so confident throughout this process.” The Fernie Academy students remind the audience about Neverland.

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Oz explores the afterlife in new book By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff

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The Annual General Meeting of the Fernie Destination Marketing Organization Wednesday June 19th, 2013 Fernie Golf & Country Club - The Clubhouse 201 Fairway Drive, Fernie British Columbia ALL WELCOME 4:00 pm Business/Voting portion 5:00 pm -7:00 pm Reception with guest speaker Jim Hendricks, City of Fernie on the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) After the formal portion of the afternoon members are invited to stay for a reception. Appetizers and cocktails will be served. Reservations are required for the reception. Please note that only Tourism Fernie members in good standing have voting rights during the Business / Voting portion of the AGM Please RSVP by Monday, June 17th E-mail info@tourismfernie.com or call 250 423 2037. www.TourismFernie.com

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he Red Rabbit Racing team has started their race season at full throttle. Rick and Jeri Mitchell are the driving force behind Red Rabbit Racing. Rick started racing in 1980 in a Pontiac he dubbed the Little Red Rabbit and the name has been with him ever since. These days, it is very much a family affair, with their children, grandchildren, nephews, and close friends all taking the

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wheel at different events. On May 11, Rick finished sixth with his #66 in the Don K Hobby Stock Division, after qualifying second fastest, but he picked up something on the track and got a flat tire.  Calgary team mate, Wil Voth brought his  White Lightning Motorsports #78 down from Calgary  to race and finished third in the main event for the Don K Hobby Stocks. Colby raced the #29  Bandolero (kids’ race car) that night too and did very well until

hitting the wall on the last lap of the main event, wrecking the car. Thankfully he only sustained a bruised knee. He finished third overall and first in his division. On May 25, Rick qualified third fastest and took his #66 to the winners’ circle when he won the main event in the Don K Hobby Stock division. 

Wil Voth won the heat race.

Wil Voth also did very well in the Don K Hobby Stock division winning the trophy dash and the heat race in his White Lightning Motorsports #78. Grand daughter Taylor drove the #29 Bandolero that night and did very well. She finished third overall as well and also won her division. On June 8, the

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ernie and area residents turned out to the Fernie Secondary School track this past Saturday to show their support for the fight against cancer, in the Canadian Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life. "The event today is fabulous, the weather is great, and we have awesome entertainment, awesome food, and awesome activities," said Betty-Ann Price, one of the coordinators of the event. The twofold fundraising event and celebration of survival is the Canadian Cancer Society's single largest fundraiser, with money going toward cancer research, advocating for public policies that reduce cancer risk, and information

and support services for people living with cancer. "I think it's a fabulous way to bring community together over a good cause," said survivor and supporter, Evelyn Cutts. Last year, along with over 17,000 teams across Canada, Fernie helped to raise $51 million for the Society, $46 million of which was invested in cancer research. Sadly, our numbers are down," said Price on this year’s Relay, "both in participants, teams, and so far, in our fundraising revenue. That's the cycle of Relay, though. Some years we have that happen.” Last year, Fernie teams and supporters raised just over $7,000; this year they raised approximately half of that, coming in at around $3,300.

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his time of year, many of us may be relieved that Mother Nature has finally given up her hold on winter; but in Fernie you can rest assured that many more of us are already anticipating that crisp fall air. For now though, summer is in full swing and that means firing up your lawn mowers and weed whackers. To me, grass is like artwork. It is very similar to riding fresh pow lines. When you get to the bottom of that pitch and look back up, you can smile and feel good about what you just accomplished. Grass is no different. There’s nothing finer than mowing a fresh line through some thick

green grass. You can cut nice straight lines and you can cut quick, tight turns around trees, you just never want to cut the same line twice. Farm those turns. The next time you cut, cut perpendicular to your previous cut. This will ensure the blades stand straight up and the grass will come in thicker and healthier. Get yourself a nice mulching mower because there’s nothing worse than leaving thick moguls of grass all over your yard. A mulching mower will also cut the grass a lot finer so it will break down quicker and provide the needed nutrients to the soil, reducing your need for fertilizers. I am not sure how many dandelions are in your yard but mine

is littered with them. Dandelions bring out one of two emotions, love or hate. Dandelions to me are a love relationship, much like my love of snow. That mustardyellow cast against a grass green backdrop is quite satisfying while enjoying a morning coffee out on your front porch. Also if you’re a gardener you should enjoy having them around as they help to attract bees that work hard to help your plants prosper. Leaving them around means you don’t need to deal with them either; no backbreaking labour and no harsh chemicals. If you aren’t the type who loves them, there are ecologically sound methods to liberating your lawn. If you do a quick Google search

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you can probably find quite a few alternatives to the chemical route. If you are the adventurous type you can pick them before cutting them and turn them into a dandelion wine. Then, next winter you can bring it with you out on your backcountry trip and every sip will heat you up with memories of summer. Make sure you are geared up for mowing. Ear, eye and foot protection are the minimum; you never know when something could go wrong. Just think, you’d never travel into the backcountry without a transceiver, shovel or probe. And when you are done with your gear, leave it next to your yard equipment, that way next time you head out you won’t be tempted to do the job without it. Put on your boots, pop a shot of dandelion tea and pull-start your mower. Whether you’re skiing or mowing – enjoy yourself – satisfaction is really just a state of mind.

reating a beautiful and bountiful garden is a popular pastime for people all across the country. It is important to keep in mind that aesthetically appealing plants may be appetizing to area wildlife, including deer. Those who do not want their gardens to turn into all-you-can-eat buffets for deer, rabbits and other wild animals can take a more proactive approach to gardening. Deer are opportunists who will no doubt see your garden as a salad bar ripe with all of their favorite foods. Keeping deer at bay involves some work and maintenance on the part of a homeowner. There are safe and humane methods to repelling deer, or at least blocking access to the plants worth protecting. Here are the main ways to deer-proof a garden.

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Fences are one way to deter deer from entering a yard and dining on your garden. Keep in mind that deer can jump fences that are quite tall, but they have to be especially motivated to jump an eight-foottall fence. Still, they tend to be weary about scaling a fence when they cannot see what is on the other side. Therefore, if you are fencing out deer, choose a fence that camouflages the garden well and completely encloses the area to be protected. If you do not want the fence to be solid, consider putting stakes or thorny plants within the garden so that the deer will hesitate to jump into the garden.

Scare Them

Deer are naturally skittish around people, but over time they can become quite complacent around human beings. Once a deer decides that something will not present a threat, the deer can adapt to its presence. Motion-activated devices may not work, nor the presence of pets.

Predator urine is typically an effective way at keeping deer at bay. Bottled coyote urine can be quite effective, although human urine may work as well. Reapplying the product weekly around the plants is a good idea.

Repel the Deer

There are many organic products on the market that deer may find offensive to the taste or smell. Hot pepper, sulfur and eggs or even the use of soapy water have been successful in certain instances. The use of blood meal or even human hair around the garden may repel the deer and keep them on a different foraging path. However, remember that any deer that is very hungry may ignore unpleasant tastes or smells for a quick bite.

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If other food sources are available, there are some species of plants and trees that deer will avoid. Filling your garden with these plants can help you maintain a beautiful, albeit untasty, environment for deer.

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ainted Lady butterflies were released at the Fernie Heritage Library’s ‘Butterflies and Birdhouses’ event last Friday, hosted in the Library’s new garden space. “This will be the first of many parties here,” said Library Director, Emma Dressler, noting that there will be an official opening at a later date. In the celebration of learning, children from various daycares

and preschools recited poems, performed dances, and sang songs about butterflies as proud parents and community members enjoyed the event. “That’s the nice thing about this community,” said Library Programmer, Sandra Summerfield, “these ideas grow and everyone is quick to jump on board.” The butterflies were raised by Creative Minds Preschool, and after some reluctance to leave the safety of their net houses, were released by Creative

Minds owner, Heather Skaien. Attendants also admired the birdhouses on display at the event, painted and decorated by the kids. The birdhouses stayed at the Library over the weekend and are now on display at East Kootenay Community Credit Union. “The whole idea of this garden is to be a community space,” said Dressler, “so this is a perfect example of what we want to have — a partnership with the Library and other community organizations.”

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CBC (June 4, 2013) recently highlighted the specific risks to women who binge drink. Alcohol impacts women differently than men; therefore, how binge drinking is calculated is also different. Women consuming four or more standard drinks in a setting, and men consuming five or more, once or more a month are considered to be more at risk. More at risk for what, may be a reasonable inquiry. Recent research from CCSA (Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse) indicated women who drink in this fashion are more sensitive to the negative impacts of alcohol, with specific risks linked to breast cancer and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). Although many women stop drinking once they know they are pregnant, the developing fetus is still impacted by alcohol early on, often before women even know they are pregnant. All individuals who consume alcohol are encouraged to do so responsibly. The awareness of risk factors will hopefully encourage choices that are healthy, or encourage safer choices. Risky drinking does not equate to addiction, however, it does increase the risk for problematic drinking.

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1. Premier Christy Clark is fulfilling the commitments made in her campaign platform with a first step of forming a strong new cabinet composed of experienced ministers and talented new MLA’s. 2. While keeping cabinet small, the Premier created new ministries to ensure we deliver on jobs, the economy, and keeping spending under control. Liquefied Natural Gas is now split off from Energy, Core Review of Government is added to Energy & Mines, International Trade and Technology & Innovation will enhance government’s focus on accelerating our jobs plan. 3. I will serve as Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review of government spending. I’m honoured to keep Kootenay East represented at the cabinet table, and to work with the mining and energy sectors.

CBC (June 4, 2013). The rise of binge drinking among women. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/06/04/ the-rise-of-binge-drinking-among-women/ East Kootenay Addiction Services Society has sponsored this column. The intent of this column is to provide information and to encourage healthy choices. Free, confidential services are available to anyone dealing with their own or someone else’s substance addiction or misuse. For more information contact 250-423-4423, 1-800-644-6144 or visit www.ekass.com

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Upcoming Meetings of Council (in Council Chambers)

Monday, June 17, 2013 Monday, June 24, 2013 Monday, July 15, 2013

Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm Committee of the Whole Meeting at 7:00 pm Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm

Please note that the Regular Meetings of Council scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 and Tuesday, August 6, 2013 and the Committee of the Whole Meetings scheduled for Monday, July 29, 2013 and Monday, August 26, 2013 have been cancelled.

Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the time when we raise awareness on the causes and impact of brain injuries in Canada. The physical, emotional, economic, and social toll of brain injury is not only exacted on survivors and their families, but it also reaches friends, caregivers and the community. Children receive brain injuries from falls from balconies, patios, falling through window screens. Adults receive brain injuries from ATV accidents, falls, strokes, and numerous other accidents. There is no cure for brain injury, only prevention.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) NUMBER: 2013-001 RECORDS MANAGEMENT REVIEW

The District of Sparwood is requesting information from interested parties for the review of records and information management practices. The District of Sparwood reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any or all RFQ’s, or to accept the RFQ deemed most favourable in the interest of the District of Sparwood. The Purpose of Issuing this RFQ is to: a) Receive quotations; and to b) Award the contract for the provision of the review of records and information management practices. Interested parties are invited to respond to this RFQ by submitting a response to the District. Responses should include ideas, information, and recommendations that could result in a clarification of the requirements, cost-saving opportunities, and the identification of potential problem areas with this initiative. RFQ Specifications: Specifically, this project is for the review of records and information management practices related to the District of Sparwood.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE

RECREATION DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF FACILITY CLOSURE

The Sparwood Leisure Centre will be closed from June 17 - July 8, 2013. Closure is to replace and upgrade the heating and Hvac system. The office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for program registration. During this closure the fitness centre will also be closed. All current monthly and yearly passes will be extended to cover the “shut down” period. Thank you for your patience while we upgrade our facility.

SPARWOOD OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP

July 8 - 11, 2013 July 15 - 18, 2013 August 12 - 15, 2013 Ages (Co-ed): Grades 7 - 9

Summer Camps are an excellent way to introduce youth to a new activity or sport or encourage them to step up to a new level! Camp is also a great place for making friends, creating memories, trying new things, and exploring new places. Depending on your teens’ interests and skills, it may also be a chance to explore their leadership potential and boost their confidence during this transitional point in their lives. Activities will include: • • • • • • •

Wilderness and camping skills Campfire cooking Shelter building Orienteering Low ropes challenges Leadership skills Team Challenges.

Leadership Camp (Co-ed) - Grades 10 - 12 At Leadership Camp, your child will develop skills in leading others, grow in character and learn much more about the value in helping others and building others up. They will also participate in all of the activities while earning Volunteer Credit Hours. Registration: $150.00

Term: The term is up to one (1) year in length. Respondents are requested to provide a concise and focused response to this RFQ. Responses are requested in the following format: a) Brief company or personal profile; b) Name of a key contact person, including telephone number, fax number and email address; c) Your interest in providing the services; d) Brief description of experience in records and information management; e) Detailed description of service provided; f) From your past experience, has the District identified all the major components necessary to complete this project? If not, please provide information on other necessary components; g) Please provide a list of potential problems/risks that the District may encounter during this project; h) Please provide any ideas or suggestions about how such problems/risks should be addressed in a solicitation; i) Please provide fees and associated costs; j) Two (2) professional references; k) Identification and discussion of key factors that the respondent recommends the District consider when establishing its future business requirements; and l) Other required information specific to the nature of this RFQ and deemed important by the respondent. If subsequent competitive bidding opportunities are issued, the District is under no obligation to advise any vendor responding to this RFQ. Vendors are advised to monitor the District of Sparwood website (www.sparwood.ca) for any such opportunities, which will be open to all vendors regardless of whether or not a response to this RFQ has been submitted. All responses to this RFQ become the property of the District and will be held in confidence, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Respondents to this RFQ consent to the District incorporating any submitted ideas, concepts, approaches, or strategies into any planning, design, procurement, or contractual activities related to any aspect of the project without any obligation, liability, or consideration on the part of the District. The District will not be responsible for any costs incurred by any vendor in responding to this RFQ. Responses should be delivered by hand, regular mail, facsimile or email to the following location before 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time on June 17, 2013 and should quote RFQ Number 2013-001. District of Sparwood PO Box 520 136 Spruce Avenue Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 Fax: 250-425-7277 Email: rmanjak@sparwood.ca

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JOHNSTON: Florence Ellen Johnston passed peacefully from this life at the Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie on May 17, 2013 following a gradual decline in health. She was 77 years old. Flo was born in Calgary, AB on September 18, 1935. In 1972, the mother of 2 married Jim Johnston in Edmonton, AB and moved to Sparwood the following year. By 1977 the Johnston’s had settled in the Crowsnest Pass where Flo worked at the government office in Blairmore. In 1984 Jim and Flo made the decision to return to Sparwood where they would be closer to their children and grandchildren. Together Jim and Flo enjoyed 32 years of marriage. They loved to go camping and birdwatching and travelled out East and down to Arizona. Flo enjoyed bowling, gardening and poodles, and was an active member of the Eagles in Sparwood. In 2004, Flo lost the love of her life and shortly thereafter moved in to the Senior Citizen’s Villa. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who left a legacy of love and wonderful memories that will be forever treasured. Florence is survived by her children: Janice Fleck (Dale Kammermayer) and Richard (Holly) Johnston, 6 precious grandchildren: Chris, Brody, Codey, Meghan, James and Mariah, her beautiful great grandson Oliver and her brother Dean Nordahl as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Maud Nordahl, her cousin Donna Swaney and her beloved husband James Johnston. Should friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www. cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

In Memoriam Michael Voth

Feb. 8, 1994 - June 16, 2011

To Our Grandson We never knew that morning what sorrow the day would bring. The blow was sudden, the shock severe to lose the one we loved so dear. We miss his smile, his cheerful way, we miss the things he used to say. When happy days we oft recall, tis when we miss him most of all. Loving you always, Grandma Becky & Grandpa Norm Chabot

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SIPCHENKO: Walter Silas Sipchenko, 61, of Hosmer, BC, beloved father, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on June 3, 2013. Walter was born in Assiniboia, SK, but spent a large portion of this life in the Elk Valley. Wally was an incredibly loving man who enjoyed the company of his family and friends. A Jack-of-all-trades, but Master-of-Some, Wally filled his spare time with cooking, hunting, fishing, carpentry and carving, just to name a few. He was predeceased by loving wife and friend Helen, and his parents Walter and Marian Sipchenko. He is survived by his daughter Jessica and his son Stanley, as well as many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held honoring Walter on Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 pm at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel”, 891 4 Ave. Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs. com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

In Memoriam Michael

Feb. 8, 1994 - June 16, 2011

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Bless us Lord As we pray You took our Little boy home today Please let him know Please as we pray How much we Loved him everyday We loved his laugh We loved his smile We loved his everything We loved our child Missing you every moment... Love Dad, Mom & Bray XOX

201 2nd Avenue, Fernie Sunday Service 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Nursery Available UCW Women’s Group 1st Tues each month 7:00 pm Clergy: Jane Clarke D.L.M. 250-423-6010 www.elkvalleyunited.com YOU’RE WELCOME AT KNOX

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH Centennial Square, Sparwood

YOU ARE INVITED! Mass Times: Saturdays: St. Michael’s ~ 7:00 pm Sundays: St. Michael’s ~ 11:00 am St. Bernard’s Mission, Elkford ~ 4:00 pm Thursdays: St. Michael’s ~ 6:30 pm Fridays: Lilac Terrrace ~ 11:00 am Confessions: Following each mass, or by appointment. Pastor: Father Bart Van Roijen 250-425-6444

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 691 4th Avenue, Fernie Sunday Worship...1:30 pm Pastor Fraser Coltman

cell 250-417-5016 Pastor David Morton cell 250-417-5017 or 1-866-426-7564

SPARWOOD CHRISTIAN CENTRE (formerly Fernie Baptist Church)

1622 10th Avenue, Fernie 250-423-4112 www.mountainsidechurch.ca Sunday Service, 10:00am. Contact Pastor Shawn Barden shawnbarden@gmail.com

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TRINITY PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 1361 8th Avenue, Fernie EVERYONE WELCOME

Sunday Worship & Children’s Ministry ...10:30 am Wed; Fellowship & Bible Study...7 pm Friday Youth Group...7 pm Pastor Dennis Williamson Office 250-423-4114 Res. 250-423-4102

HOLY FAMILY PARISH Catholic Church 521 4th Avenue, Fernie

Parish Office 250-423-6127 Masses:

Tues. & Wed. 9:00 am Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am Confessions: Before 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday or by appointment Father Bart Van Roijen

CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN 591 4th Avenue, Fernie 250-423-6517

250-425-7787 Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) Services: Sunday 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study: 6:47 pm Everyone Welcome Pastor: Rev. R.G. (Ross) Powell

Christ Church Anglican Fernie

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Sunday Service & School 9:30 am BAS Wednesday Service

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NOW HIRING ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS TECHNICIAN REFERENCE CODE PRT50656916-01 FIND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WORK OF YOUR CAREER AT TRANSCANADA. At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For more than 60 years, we’ve been supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities. TransCanada is seeking talented people to deliver sustainable results. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer challenging work with diverse opportunities for your career. Reporting to the Manager, Southern Alberta/British Columbia Area Operations, the Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Technician will be working independently and/or under the direction of a leader or senior team member. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing a variety of operational and maintenance activities on stationary/mobile compressors, measurement, automation, and pipeline related sites. Primary responsibilities will focus on compression operations. This position is located in Cranbrook, BC with occasional travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home. TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit our website at jobs.transcanada.com. Everything you do at TransCanada contributes to everything we do across North America. Make more of your career. Help us build long-lasting energy solutions that matter.

Columbia Industries in Sparwood, BC has an immediate need for a full time Welder

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NOW HIRING ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS TECHNICIAN REFERENCE CODE PRT50656914-02 FIND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WORK OF YOUR CAREER AT TRANSCANADA. At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For more than 60 years, we’ve been supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities. TransCanada is seeking talented people to deliver sustainable results. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer challenging work with diverse opportunities for your career. Reporting to the Manager, Southern Alberta/British Columbia Area Operations, the Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Technician will be working independently and/ or under the direction of a leader or senior team member. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing a variety of operational and maintenance activities on stationary/mobile compressors, measurement, automation, and pipeline related sites. Primary responsibilities will focus on compression operations. This position is located in Crowsnest Pass, reporting to Crowsnest Station 1 with occasional travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home. TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit our website at jobs.transcanada.com. Everything you do at TransCanada contributes to everything we do across North America. Make more of your career. Help us build long-lasting energy solutions that matter.

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STREET-WIDE GARAGE SALE! Saturday, June 15th, 9am-4pm. Mountain Ash Crescent, Sparwood. Several households participating.

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STORAGE PLUS: Bays heated or cold & service bays with air, minor repairs. 250-4237492.

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Tender Documents and specifications will be available to interested contractors at the Fernie Campus. A MANDATORY site meeting will be held at the College of the Rockies Fernie Campus on Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30 am until 12:00 pm (Local Time). Failure to attend will result in a nonqualifying bid. The College of the Rockies reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject any or all tenders, or accept the tender deemed to be the most favourable in the interest of the College of the Rockies. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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FOR SALE: 2 Merc 9.8 outboard motors. 1980 & 1981 both in great shape & come with tanks. $700 ea. Call 250865-2490.

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The vehicle registered to Michael Vernon Magnusson will be sold at one o’clock p.m, June 27th at Mountain Mechanical Services Ltd. located at #1 Front Street, Elkford BC for the owing amount of $557.18.

ATVS FOR SALE - 2002 Polaris 500, winch, racks, no speedometer, $2500. 2002 Polaris 700 twin, winch, racks, new rubber, 3200 miles, $3500. Call 250-425-7731.

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SPARWOOD 1 bdrm available in a 3 bdrm condo. Shared accommodation. Good for shift workers. $250/month. Avail. July 1st. Call 403-6167272.

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The Free Press Turns 115 Years Old

The fun is over Page 2 Ski Hill OpensFernie Page 14 ARTS ELKFORD

Pottery with a twist First Council Page Elkford 19 Sworn in - Page 17 EKC AWARD SPARWOOD

Rod and Gun club awarded $12,500 Sparwood Mall Page 22 concept- Page 16

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Your community newspaper has been named the best one of its size in B.C. and the Yukon. Publisher Dave Hamilton (left) and Editor Angela Treharne (right) accepted the award at the gala event at the River Rock casino in Vancouver on Saturday. For the full story, turn to page 14. Submitted photo

Couple found safe after three day search left. At

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office. It was in this shack that all the equipment was unpacked, the cases were laid and the first type set for The Free Press. It was also home to the editor and his family for quite a few weeks, in the dead of winter, as hotel accommodation was hard to come by in the early days Tuesday. Submitted photo of Fernie.

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Taking Action on Water Quality Teck operates five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley which employ over 4,000 people. We raise our families in the valley, fish and swim in the river and care deeply about ensuring the environment is protected. That’s why we’re taking action to ensure that water quality is protected in the valley now and for generations to come.

The Challenge Mining generates large quantities of leftover rock that contains naturally occurring substances such as selenium. Water from rain and runoff flows through these rock piles and carries selenium and other substances, such as nitrate, into local waters. If present in high enough concentrations in the watershed, those substances can adversely affect aquatic health.

A Strategy to Protect Water Quality Our proposed water quality management strategy includes investing up to $600 million over five years for construction of water treatment plants, research and development, and ongoing monitoring. Our first water treatment plant is already under construction at our Line Creek Operations. This strategy builds on the steps we have taken over the years to address water quality, including studies, construction of water diversions and establishing the Strategic Advisory Panel on Selenium Management.

Fish Health and Human Health Aquatic Health: Monitoring and scientific studies show that selenium is below levels that would affect populations of fish and other sensitive animals and plants in the main stem of the Elk River and the Fording River below Josephine Falls. Monitoring does indicate some localized effects to sensitive insect larvae that live on stream bottoms, mainly in the tributaries closest to mining activities, but overall larval insect communities throughout most of the Elk Valley are healthy and diverse.

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Creating the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan Together The B.C. Government has created guidelines for development of an Elk Valley Water Quality Plan to address water quality issues. We will consult extensively and work with communities, government, Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders to create this plan. The Elk Valley Water Quality Plan will set target levels for selenium, cadmium, nitrate and sulphate, as well as calcite formation. Water treatment technologies and strategies already developed by Teck will help in the development of the new plan. Timeline for the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan: Spring 2013: Develop terms of reference

2013–2014: Consultation and development of plan

Spring 2014: Submit final plan to province

Throughout: Implement solutions to protect water quality

Human Health: Monitoring indicates that there are elevated levels of selenium in some fish; however, the average selenium level in fish muscle tissue from the Elk River and lower Fording River is below the level of concern for even frequent fish consumers. Selenium levels in municipal drinking water sources in the valley are also below Health Canada and B.C. drinking water guidelines and are not a human health concern.

Get Involved We will be consulting and working with people throughout the region to finalize the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan. To learn more and provide your feedback and suggestions, go to www.teck.com/ElkValley or call 1-855-806-6854.

Community Information Sessions You are invited to attend our community information sessions on the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan. Fernie Community Centre 901 6th Avenue Thursday, June 6 2–7 p.m.

Sparwood Seniors Drop In Centre 101 Pine Avenue Tuesday, June 11 2–7 p.m.

Elkford Community Conference Centre 750 Fording Drive Wednesday, June 12 2–7 p.m.


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Principal’s Message

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n behalf of the staff and students of Fernie Secondary School, I am honoured to present to you the Graduating Class of 2013. These young men and women have reached an important milestone on their journey towards adulthood, and I know that I speak for all of my staff when I say that it has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to work with them along the way. Our graduates have faced challenges and displayed perseverance. They have made mistakes, celebrated successes and hopefully learned that hard work and determination are necessary ingredients for a person to reach their full potential. Graduates, as you look to the future and begin to explore the many opportunities and challenges that await you, it is my sincerest wish that you move forward with the same confidence and enthusiasm that we have grown accustomed to from you. We are proud of you, graduates, and wish you the best of luck in all of your future adventures. We invite all members of the community to join us at the Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Friday, June 28th at 2:00pm in the Fernie Memorial Arena. We look forward to showcasing the many accomplishments of our graduates as well as recognizing the generous support that our local communities continue to provide in the way of scholarships and bursaries. I hope that you will come and join our celebration! ~ Bill Johnson

Valedictorian’s Message

T

o my fellow graduates,

I am overwhelmed with nostalgia

looking back on these years that we’ve

spent together. As the school year

comes to an end and we finish writing this chapter of

our lives, remember that time is best spent cherished. Let’s take the time to make more memories and to reflect on those we’ve already made. This is an exciting time, and we’ve come a long way together. I am honored to pay tribute to our time together this year

as Valedictorian, and I wish nothing less than to send

us out on a good note. Until then, let’s make our last days count.

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Elkford Secondary School

Principal’s Message

Valedictorian’s Message

E

lkford Secondary School is again celebrating the graduation of a group of young citizens. On behalf of all school staff I wish to extend warm congratulations to this class of students. School graduations are special occasions for the entire community and it is fitting that we gather as community to celebrate. It is my hope that you graduates remember your time at school and the varied experiences, and the individuals you have met, with some fondness. Remember also the unwavering support of family and the sacrifice made on your behalf. Please remember, graduates, that your success has resulted, not only from your own work but from the collective efforts and good will of many especially your teachers. I hope you have an individual and collective sense of good will for all that has been done for you. Clearly we wish you success in life and in such a fashion as you will be a credit to your school, community and to the nation in general. As the next generation of adults much is indeed expected of you, the hopes of many are consigned to your care. I hope you are filled with an intense desire for intellectual growth and that you experience the satisfaction and fulfillment that the pursuit of life-long learning brings. Please have a safe graduation so that the lasting memories are pleasant and treasured. Best wishes. ~ Keith Regular

W

e have spent the past 13 years trying to figure our lives out. Finally, we are at the end of the road. It is now time for us to take that next

step. It will definitely be a huge change to not

see all the same people we have seen every day for the past few years. However, I can confidently say that we are ready. We have all learned

valuable lessons throughout school, but not always from just our teachers. We have also learned from our parents, the community, and

most importantly, from each other. As stressful and overwhelming as our grade 12 year has been, it was also filled with some really great

times. Thank you Grads of 2013 for all the laughs and the memories. Good luck next year, and remember – “every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.”

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The Fernie Academy Graduation 2013 Congratulations Graduation Class of 2013

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The Fernie Academy

Principal’s Message

Valedictorian’s Message

W

hen the Academy opened in September 2002, the anchor class was the group of graduates we celebrate this June. Our school philosophy was designed for them and continues to be the backbone of our program. As we have grown and developed over the years, we persist in asking our students, their families and our teachers to work together to prepare our students for the future by offering a variety of learning opportunities. We have built a strong liberal educational experience emphasizing academics, athletics and arts - our graduates leave us with over 150 credits, exceeding the 80 required by the Ministry of Education. Through public speaking, science fairs, debates of current events and issues, spelling bees, international travel, local field trips, athletic competitions, school plays, volunteering and raising awareness about those less fortunate, Academy students have an opportunity to learn and develop in venues beyond the regular classroom. Our determined team of staff continue to be committed to the complete education of every student. Their care and attention has laid the foundation for the future success of our graduates. I would like to recognize them for their hard work and dedication to each individual student. As our graduates approach the close of their time at the Academy, I trust that they feel confident and are well prepared to succeed in their chosen fields. We have challenged, nurtured, respected and had the pleasure of watching them grow. We wish all the graduates of 2013, a happy, healthy and prosperous future. ~ Jocelyn Sombrowski

O

n behalf of the graduating class of The Fernie Academy, I would like to thank the community that has shaped us into the people we are today. We have had the privilege of growing up surrounded by the beauty of Fernie and have been supported by its active citizens. The environment in Fernie has invited us to explore diverse opportunities. Fernie is a small community, but a multitude of programs are offered for our youth. We have been privileged to be a part of this tight-knit community which has made us feel safe and supported in all our ventures. I have attended The Fernie Academy since the opening day in 2002, and it’s a choice that I’m grateful I made. It’s hard to start something brand-new, so the growth I have seen in this institution is inspiring. The opportunities that students have been provided with have benefited our development immeasurably. Trips to the Maritimes, Peru, and Germany have allowed us to experience different places and cultures. We have taken a wide variety of courses and been exposed to challenges such as public speaking events, science fair and sports. Fortunately, we have had a team of devoted staff to help us reach our full potential. With all of the support I have been given, it’s going to be hard to leave this place next year, but I’m so excited for what the future has to offer. My class is comprised of some of the most thoughtful people I know, and I’m so lucky to have had them growing up by my side. We are a family, supporting each other through hard times, and pushing each other to be the best we can be. The security of their friendship has given me courage to leap forward into the next stage of my life, and I am certain that the next time we encounter each other, they will have found success in all of their endeavours.

 

~ Madalon Burnett

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It’s Your Moment

CONGRATULATIONS GRADS OF 2013

TO SHINE

All eyes are on you, graduate, as you accept your reward for years of hard work and dedication. Congratulations, and may all of your hopes and dreams come true.

Best Wishes for the Future!

From the management & staff at

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Madalon Burnett

Breanna Howard

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Congratulations to the Class of 2013 Enjoy a safe and happy graduation day

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Sparwood Secondary Graduation 2013 Marian B. Gravelle

Congratulations

wood S par

Notary Public

All the best in the future Sparwood Office: 114 Centennial Square Phone: 250-425-2114 Fax: 250-425-2204

Fernie Office: 78 Ridgemont Drive Phone: 250-423-2161 Fax: 250-423-6149

Special congrats to our employees:

Congratulations to the graduates of 2013 Best Wishes for All Your Future Endeavours ~ Grads of Fernie 2013

from the Doctors and staff of

Jeffrey Cote

Christy Hawley

Blake Peebles

Sparling EaSt MEdical cEntrE

Sparwood Secondary School

Valedictorian’s Message Principal’s Message

I

am truly honoured to be the one chosen to represent

Sparwood Secondary’s incredible grad class of 2013. Our graduation is a time of celebration, and let us not forget

C

ongratulations to the commencement class of 2012-2013. It has been a great year with lots

of fun, humour and, not least, learning. You

have met all the many challenges that have

come your way and succeeded. May you look back fondly on all those who have been part of your lives to this point.

I would like to wish the class all the best in their adventures

to come.

that. A celebration of our completion of high school, the

journey it has been, and the adventure known as the rest of our lives that we are about to embark on. But it is also a time of recognition

for all those who have helped us to get where we are today. To all

the parents, teachers, principals and coaches, we give a resounding thank you.

Now today, we finish one race and tomorrow we find ourselves at

the beginning of the next, though all we know is the starting line. We have no idea where the finish will be or where we will end up

~ Fran Kellington

along the way.

So, may we run our race with honesty, integrity,

endurance, and in good health and may our paths cross many times along the way.

Thank you, and congratulations Grad’s of 2013!

Helping graduates and their families celebrate their big day for over 100 years!

~ Ty Hanlon

We were there.

(Celebrating 115 years of serving the Elk Valley.)

Est. 1898


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Bryce Chorney

Kennedy Allen

Vanessa Davies

Samantha Kyle

Kiana-Mari Bedford

Raeli Paskiewich

Gabrielle Plourde

Steven Bewski

Colby Burns

Bryce Chorney

Jeffrey Cotes

Vanessa Davies

Mackenzie Francoeur

Tyrone Glover

Ty Hanlon

Christy Hawley

Kyle Hubbard

Jacob Isaacs

Jessica Jones

Samantha Kyle

Anthony LeClerc

We are so proud of you Grads!

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Sparwood Secondary Graduation 2013

Well Done!

Congratulations

Today you’ve completed the first step toward your future goals. Congratulations, graduate, and best of luck to you!

from Dr. Soetaert & staff at the

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to all the hardworking graduates in the Elk Valley!

Follow Your

DREAMS

From the staff at the Sparwood Public Library

1791 9 Ave Fernie 250-423-4222

Kevin Leonard

Sawyer Lewis

Zachary Makaroff

Jade Martin

Elizabeth McMenamon

Kelsey Meadows

Miranda Mehrer

Taylor Nelson

Kaitlyn Nickerson

Erik Otting

Raeli Paskiewich

Ashley Patmore

Blake Peebles

Logan Plessis

You Did It!!!

Special congratulations to:

Congratulations from everyone

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Gabrielle Plouride

Jeffrey Ray

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Jeffrey Ray

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Amy Robertson

e h t o t f f Hats o 2013 f Class o The Board of Governors and Employees of College of the Rockies congratulate all secondary school graduates.

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Alicia Rowlinson

Lindsay Rybachuk

Bree Sander

Amrit Saran

Danielle Sheets

Austin Smailus

Britney Sutherland

Veronica Templin

Koby Thibeault

Michaela Thompson

Markus Ward

James Wasiewicz

Congratulations to our grads!

Steven Bewski

Mackenzie Francour

Tyrone Glover

Kelsey Meadows

Miranda Mehrer

Logan Plessis

Gabrielle Plourde

Amy Robertson

Sparwood - 2-101 Red Cedar Dr. 250-425-6489


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