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A runner from Isabella Dicken and a runner from Frank J. Mitchell battle it out in the 9 and under boys 4x400 relay. Turn to page 17 for more photos or visit

Coal Miner Days pin winner - Page 3


Is Hopley a threat to society?

The man who admitted abducting three-year-old Kienan Hebert will find out in October if he is going to be considered a dangerous offender By Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff

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parwood child abductor Randall Hopley will have a dangerous offender hearing in Cranbrook Supreme Court starting on October 7. Hopley pleaded guilty last March to abduction of a child under 14, and break and enter with the intent to commit an offence. The charges stem from the September 2011 abduction of then three-year-old Kienan Hebert from his bed in his parents' home in Sparwood.

An amber alert was issued on September 7, 2011 when his parents woke up and realized their young son was missing. The alert said that the little boy had been wearing nothing but Scooby Doo boxer shorts when he disappeared. After an intensive search operation, Kienan was returned to his home unharmed in the middle of the night by his abductor four days later. On September 13, 2011, a police sniffer dog tracked Hopley to a gravel pit at Crowsnest Lake, Alberta,

near the cabin where he had kept Kienan. Hopley's sentencing hearing began last July. Before Justice Heather Holmes, the court heard that Hopley chose the Hebert home because he noticed toys in the yard and found the front door unlocked. He also said that he returned Kienan four days later because the child asked to go home. Last August, Crown prosecutor Lynall Doerksen asked that the court consider Hopley for dangerous offender status.

This rarely used criminal designation sets apart offenders of violent or sexual offences who are deemed likely to reoffend and whose release is considered a threat to society. Hopley has remained in custody since August pending the dangerous offender hearing, a continuation of the sentencing hearing that began last July. On Monday, June 17, Crown counsel and Hopley's defense counsel William Thorne agreed that the hearing could be held starting on October 7, 2013,

in Cranbrook. Hopley did not appear in person or via video for the brief matter.

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Illegal kicking speeds at Fernie Youth Soccer comp

By Adam MacDonald Contributor


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ernie youth ran, kicked, headed, and scored this past weekend in Fernie Youth Soccer’s seasonend tournament. The June 15 event had kids, ages six to 12, playing in the noncompetition games, hosted at the Fernie Secondary and Isabella Dicken fields. Along with cheering on the players, families were also able to participate in a timed soccer obstacle course that pitted parents against kids, and to test their kicking power with the RCMP’s radar gun. “We hope to make it even more family oriented next year, with even more activities” said organizer, Susan Rohn. “We’ve had a lot of new volunteers this year and they’ve put a lot of work into the club. It’s just going to help move the club forward, and give more opportunities to the kids.” Although no one is exactly sure on when Fernie Youth Soccer began, estimates put the league at over 40 years old. “I think it’s an inexpensive sport that is accessible to every kid,” said Rohn on the success of the event. “It’s great for fitness and learning sportsmanship and playing on a team. It’s fun — it’s just a lot of fun.”

Barnett sentenced Pin winner $1,000 richer to time served By Sally MacDonald Townsman Staff


Fernie man whose case was set to go to trial Tuesday in Cranbrook Supreme Court has pleaded guilty at the last minute. Robert Barnett was in Cranbrook Supreme Court on Monday morning, June 17, to tell Justice Joel Groves that he had fired his lawyer one day before the trial was set to begin. Barnett pleaded guilty on Monday afternoon to abduction by a parent or guardian and was sentenced to time served plus one day. He was charged in connection with the November 2012 abduction of his threeyear-old son from Fernie. The incident last November sparked an amber alert, and the boy was found safe the next day sleeping in a car with his father in Whitefish, Montana. Initially representing himself, Barnett hired a defence lawyer to represent him during his bail hearing in April and the upcoming trial. However, on Monday, June 17, his defence counsel told the Supreme Court justice that Barnett has terminated her services. After Justice Groves gave Barnett time to speak to prosecutor Lynall Doerksen, Barnett returned to the court room and said he intends to plead guilty in the case. Later on Monday, Barnett pleaded guilty to the abduction,

telling Justice Groves that it was a mistake. Doerksen told the court that Barnett had been granted sole custody of his son Alvin last fall because his wife, Alvin's mother, was dealing with addiction issues. However, in October, the Ministry of Children and Families removed Alvin from his father's care after receiving reports that he was not adequately providing care for the boy. There was never any allegation of abuse. On November 15, Robert Barnett was having a supervised visit with his son at his place of work, a motel in Fernie, when the father and son left the room, telling the supervisor they were going to get a game. They never returned and an amber alert was issued. Doerksen said Barnett appeared

to have made the decision hastily out of frustration with custody proceedings in court. The father and son crossed the border at the Roosville crossing. The vehicle they were in was found early the next morning with Robert and Alvin Barnett sleeping inside in Whitefish, Montana. Alvin was returned unharmed to the custody of the Ministry of Children and Families. Robert Barnett was extradited to Canada later that month. He was in custody until April 8 when he was released on bail, a total of 144 days. Barnett now has work and is working to have custody of his young son returned to him. A charge of theft against Barnett was dropped by Crown counsel.

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was held June 7 to 9. The pin number 2369 was drawn randomly eila Stewart on June 13. f r o m Sparwood is the lucky winner of $1,000 after her Coal Miner Days pin number was drawn. The pins were sold before and during the annual festival in Sparwood, which By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff


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Cadets celebrate in Fernie and Sparwood By Adam MacDonald Contributor


ernie cadets celebrated 49 years of service this year at their annual cadet review. Dignitaries from across the province joined the cadets and staff of the #2757 cadet corps for the June 1 inspection, carried out by LieutenantColonel Mason Stalker. “An annual cadet review is not just a culminating day, it's a celebration of family,” said Stalker in a post-awards speech. Cadets showed off their marching and shooting skills during the review, as well as their knowledge of military practice via displays at the Fernie Cadet Hall. “I’m very proud of each cadet on parade today,” said Capt. Peaches Pennock, commanding officer of the 2757. Among the awards handed out, were the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence, going to Sgt. Alias Engelhardt, and the Lord Strathcona Medal, going to CWO Breanna Howard. On the importance of the cadet movement, Stalker said:

“Everything that I needed to know to be a LieutenantColonel in the Canadian Armed Forces, I learned while I was in cadets. The cadet movement is probably the best kept secret in Canada, and that concerns me, because this secret is worth sharing.” Fernie hosts one of 44 army cadet corps in BC, supported by various organizations, including the Royal Canadian Legion and the

Fernie Rotary Club. The 279 Elk Valley Air Cadets in Sparwood also put on an impressive show for family, friends and invited guests at their annual ceremonial review May 29. The teens, aged 12-18, showed off parade skills, received awards and were evaluated by a group of invited guests. To see all the photos visit

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1. Now sworn in as Minister of Energy & Mines & Minister Responsible for Core Review, I will spend much of the summer in Victoria. My office in Cranbrook is open for business and I am always available by phone or email and in person on Friday’s. 2. The Legislative Assembly will sit for a month, starting June 26th. The sole purpose of this short, summer sitting is to pass the balanced budget we introduced just before the election. 3. The legislative sitting will include Second Reading, which is a series of speeches by members from both sides and Third Reading or “Committee Stage”, during which Opposition Critics have opportunity to question Ministers about their ministry budgets. The Session will complete by the end of July. Bill Bennett MLA, Kootenay East

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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.

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Grad time brings with it lots of opportunities for parents, and every other adult involved in students’ lives, to give lots of well meaning and worldly advice. Most of it will probably fall on deaf ears. We all remember being teenagers and thinking we knew everything, right? But hopefully some of the advice will stick, especially the advice on staying safe at all the grad parties. There is no single solution that fits every child and parent, in terms of how to safely navigate grad. Some parents will choose to manage it in ways others won’t; for instance, allowing their kids and friends to drink under their supervision, hoping this will offer some control. Other parents will take the position that it’s a rite of passage that kids are going to drink and party around grad time, but they’ll insist on knowing where the young revelers are going to be and reinforce that they will be a phone call away to ferry them safely home. And others will simply hope that the no-alcohol rules they have laid down will be adhered to. There is something about grad time that makes even the wisest, most mature student succumb to peer pressure and drink to excess. Of course, underage drinking is illegal, but, realistically, a lot of students feel that ‘fitting in’ with their peers is more important than abiding by the law. It’s tough for parents, but they must do their best to guide their young people in the best way they can. Drinking can lead to a lot of things kids don’t expect because they haven’t had a lot of experience with it, beyond simply acting goofy or throwing up. In the latest B.C. Adolescent Health Survey by the McCreary Centre Society, which polled over 29,000 B.C. public school students in grades 7 to 12, youths who used drugs or drank in the year prior reported many serious consequences. They said they’d damaged property, got into trouble with police, into a fight, into a car accident, were injured, lost friends or a boy/girlfriend, passed out or had sex when “I didn’t want to.” Bad things can happen when you lose control — things that can have serious implications for the rest of your life. So if you haven’t had that talk, or want a few other points to ponder, tear this out and share it with your teen. You just never know what is going to make a difference. We congratulate all those in the Class of 2013 and wish you a safe and fun graduation.



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The Elk Valley… what a beautiful place! What a pleasure to explore one of our local forests… To hike, to bike or simply to relax and allow the warm sun beams to sift through the cedars above! So many great trails awaiting us! Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. Many people, sometimes even long time locals, are afraid to venture into the forest, for fear of meeting the big bad bear! F.e.a.r.! False evidence appearing real. Fear surrounds us! Fear controls many of us! Fear can cripple us. Fear can keep us away from beautiful forest adventures that could potentially be the most memorable days of our year. Realistically, what are the chances of being attacked by a bear? Of all of the millions of hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts that venture into the Canadian forests, how many actually


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get confronted by bears? It happens so seldom, and yet that one random confrontation gets sensationalized and exposed incessantly in the media. Generally, bears are as afraid of you as you are of them. They will usually avoid confrontation at all costs, unless they are protecting their cubs! There are over 2,000 people who die in car accidents every year in Canada and yet we hardly ever hear about it. One bear attack (whether benign or serious) and there is national media coverage. The result – unrealistic fear rules the public at large. Realistically, there is a much higher chance that you will be hit by lightning or that the car ride to the trailhead will be much more dangerous than a walk in the woods. Next time, abandon your fear… Embrace the wilderness and you will create lasting memories! Robert Champagne Fernie

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THE FREE PRESS Thursday, June 20, 2013

Search and Rescue conduct overnight rescue of fallen hiker By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff


earch and Rescue (SAR) members from Fernie and Sparwood’s SAR teams were involved in a major technical rescue mission during the night of Monday, June 17. A 28-year-old local man became stranded on a cliff face after scrambling after his dog on a day hike and suffering a fall. He sustained some relatively minor arm injuries during the

fall, but found himself stranded on a narrow two-metre ledge above a 30-metre drop. He was able to reach family members and inform them of his location and predicament. The RCMP were contacted and they in turn called Fernie Search and Rescue at around 10 p.m. Members were called out and staged on the River Road Extension opposite the tunnel near Elko. 4X4s and ATVs were used to ferry equipment

and personnel up a forest service road that provided the closest access point to begin a hike to the location. Assessing the need for a technical rope rescue, 20 SAR members spent a number of hours hiking in over 200 kg of specialized technical rope rescue equipment through a very steep and treacherous section of forest to get near to the stranded subject. Rope rescue team members were then able to climb around

15 m above the man, set up a rope rescue system, lower a rescuer down to him, secure him and haul him safely back to the top. The man was reunited with his father and then joined the rescue crews hiking out of the forest after receiving first aid for his arm injury. Teams returned to Fernie’s SAR hall and stood down shortly after 6 a.m. “The Valley’s SAR teams have continued to certify members in Rope Rescue so we

Keeping bears out of homes – are you getting the message? By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff


onservation officers and wildlife experts will be going door to door this week, trying to get the message out about keeping bears away. The team will be focusing on problem areas where there have been a number of complaints about people managing their garbage poorly, or attracting bears in other ways, such as having dirty barbecues, keeping pet food outdoors and leaving fruit on and under their trees. Conservation Officer Joe Garay said he hopes the message is getting across to people, but there are still many that just don’t seem to get it. “We have been attempting to educate people for years,” he said, “but now it seems we will need to start enforcing it.” Conservation officers can issue tickets from a $50 bylaw violation ticket up to a $345 provincial ticket for repeat offenders. Although there have been a number of bear sightings in the Valley already, Garay said summer is when the problem gets worse. “We want to get out and educate people

now, so they can hopefully keep bears away in summer,” he said. “Residents aren’t always happy to see us, or willing to listen. They can get quite upset at us for asking them not to store their garbage outside. They feel like if they pay taxes, they have the right to do that. But we are hoping that they will come around.” Garay, Kathy Murray, and other experts will be visiting residences and businesses in Elkford today (Thursday) from 1 to 9 p.m. and Fernie tomorrow (Friday) from 1 to 9 p.m.

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• 8:45am to 9:15am – Active Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 9:00am to 8:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 10:30am to 4:30pm – Elk Chairlift in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29th-Sept. 1st) • 1:00pm- Dominoes Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 1:00pm to 3:00pm- Sonrise Healing Rooms Open for Prayers 1361 Eighth Ave. Fernie • 6:00pm – Bridge Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm- Mahjong Fernie Seniors Drop in Centre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


• 9:00am to 8:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 10:00am to 1:30pm- Crafts Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 10:30am to 11:15am- Gentle Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 10:30am to 4:30pm - Elk Chairlift in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29th-Sept. 1st) • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Storytime Fernie Library • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club at the Fernie Library (July 2nd – Aug. 30th) • 3:30pm to 4:45pm- After School Program for Kids at the Fernie Library (not in July & Aug.) • Ladies’ Night at the Fernie Golf & Country Club • 6:30pm- Ladies Archery, Fernie Elks Hall • 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


• 8:45am to 9:15am – Active Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 9:00am to 8:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 10:30am to 4:30pm – Elk Chairlift in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29th-Sept. 1st) • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Fernie

Library Open to Public • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Toddlertime at the Fernie Library • 12:00pm- Fernie Rotary Meeting Park Place Lodge • 1:00pm- Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club at the Fernie Library (July 2nd – Aug. 30th) • 3:30pm to 4:45pm- After School Program for Kids at the Fernie Library (not in July & Aug.) • Mens’ Night at the Fernie Golf & Country Club • 5:00pm to 9:00pm – Summer Social & Fernie Mountain Market at Station Square (July 3rd-Aug. 28th) • 6:00pm – Trail Maintenance (Fernie Mountain Bike Club) • 7:00pm to 9:00pm- Sonrise Healing Rooms Open for Prayers 1361 Eighth Ave. Fernie • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


• Morning - Little Sprouts; Kids in the EcoGarden (July & Aug.) • 9:00am to 8:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 10:30am to 11:15am- Gentle Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 10:30am to 7:00pm – Elk Chairlift in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29th-Sept. 1st) • 11:00am to 8:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club at the Fernie Library (July 2nd – Aug. 30th) • 3:30pm to 4:45pm- After School Program for Kids at the Fernie Library (not in July & Aug.) • Night Bike Race Series at Fernie Alpine Resort (July 4th – Aug. 29th) • 6:00pm- Youth Archery, Fernie Elks Hall • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


• 8:45am to 9:15am – Active Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 9:00am to 8:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 9:00am to 11:00am- Adult Badminton Fernie Community Centre

• 10:30am to 11:15am- Gentle Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 10:30am to 4:30pm – Elk Chairlift in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29th-Sept. 1st) • 11:00am to 6:00pm Fernie Library Open to Public • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Storytime Fernie Library • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club at the Fernie Library (July 2nd – Aug. 30th) • 3:30pm to 4:45pm- After School Program for Kids at the Fernie Library (not in July & Aug.) • 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


• 10:30am to 4:30pm – Elk & Timber Chairlifts in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29thSept. 1st) • 12:00pm to 6:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 1:00pm to 5:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 3:00pm- Movie Matinee Vogue Theatre • 4:00pm to 6:00pm- Meat Draw & 50/50 Fernie Legion • 4:30pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


• 10:00am to 2:00pm – Fernie Mountain Market in Rotary Park (July 7th – Sept. 1st) • 10:30am to 4:30pm – Elk & Timber Chairlifts in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29thSept. 1st) • 12:00pm to 6:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Downtown Social (July 7th – Aug. 25th) • 1:00pm to 5:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 4:30pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 3:00pm- Movie Matinee Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


17-July 8 Sparwood Leisure Centre closed for upgrading 17-20 Junior Golf Camp, Indian Springs Ranch, Eureka 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 21 2nd Annual Can-Am Search & Rescue Golf Tournament at Indian Springs, Eureka 22 Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmer’s Market, Baynes Lake Community Centre, 9am-12:30pm 22 Fernie Friends for Friends Awareness Walk, Rotary Park, 11am-1pm 22-23 Preview Weekend at FAR, Elk Chair open 10:30am4:30pm 23 Adult/Junior Team Event at the Fernie Golf & Country Club 24 Elkford Council Meeting, 6:00pm 24 Fernie Council Meeting, 7:00pm 24 Sparwood Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00pm 26 Couples Dance Lessons at the Fernie Legion Hall (dancing to follow), 7pm 26 Writer: Ghada Alatrash & Pianist: Ivana Ferraro (Connecting East & West) at the Arts Station, 7pm 27 Gallery Opening Reception for the Visual Arts Guild at The Arts Station, 7-9pm 28 2013 Property Tax Payment Deadline 28 Elkford Secondary School Grad, School Gymnasium, Commencements 11:00am 28 Fernie Secondary School Grad, Memorial Arena, 2pm Commencements, 7pm Prom, 11pm Grand March 28–29 Elkford Wildcat Days 29 Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmer’s Market, Baynes Lake Community Centre, 9am-12:30pm 29 Wildcat Days Silent Auction, Elkford Curling Rink, 9am-4pm 29 Wildcat Days Craft & Trade Fair, Elkford Curling Rink, 9am-5pm 29 Fernie Alpine Resort Opening Day for Summer Operations (includes chairlift operations) 29–30 Kids’ Freeride Beginner Camp at Fernie Alpine Resort 29–30 Kids’ Bike Camp, 9:30am-4pm, The Guide’s Hut 29–30 Fernie Ultra Trail Run, Mountain Bike Relay hosted by Fernie Trails Alliance

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Canada Day Celebrations at the Elkford Aquatic Centre, 11am-3pm Canada Day Celebrations at Prentice Park in Fernie, noondusk Summer Reading Club at the Fernie Library starts, TuesdayFirday, 1-3pm Aqua Adventure Camp at Fernie Aquatic Centre, 9am4:30pm Red Cross Swim Lessons at Fernie Aquatic Centre Ladies Open at the Sparwood Golf Course Operation Art (drop in class) at The Arts Station, 9:3011:30am Summer Social & Fernie Mountain Market begins at Station Square 5-9pm every Wednesday Bike Race Series at Fernie Alpine Resort begins every Thursday night

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A musical exit to the school year By Adam MacDonald Contributor


tudents from Isabella Dicken Elementary School and Fernie Secondary School joined together to present an evening of music during the schools’ final music performance of the year. The June 5 concert began with student, Sean LeBlanc, taking the director’s position, as he could not play due to a broken arm. Then, students took the audience through a spectrum of tones, produced by several grade 6 and 7 concert bands, a choir group, and the electronic sounds of digital audio production. The students first started playing in September and have given two other concerts throughout the school year. “I had a blast at the concert,” said music teacher, David Pasivirta, who recently moved to Fernie with his wife and two children to fill the vacant music director position. “I'm so happy to be

here, and I am glad that this community is becoming a home to me and my family.” “Students need to be able to learn the traditional as well as

current methods of producing music,” said Pasivirta, noting his plans to develop senior bands, infuse a jazz/rock/ funk aspect to the program,

and to also further develop the digital recording side of the program.


Educational Assistant To work with grade 8 and grade 12 homeschool girl and boy in the Creston and Cranbrook areas. Some Bible knowledge and a pastoral letter of reference required. Phone 1.250.352.0526 or email

To prepare for the bi-annual Arts & Letters Fund Raiser Friday June 21 - Closed Saturday June 22 - Closed Tuesday June 25 - Regular opening hours resume We apologize for any inconvenience Proceeds from this event benefit community programming for the Fernie Heritage Library and Fernie Arts Station

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Sean LeBlanc directs the orchestra.

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South Country market season opens By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff


he JaffrayBaynes L a k e Farmers Market season kicked off on the weekend. The first market of 2013 was held on Saturday, featuring lots of home grown and baked goods. The market will run every Saturday until August 31, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baynes Lake Community Centre. A vendor selling toys.Photo by K. Haarstad

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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: Website: 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

Have you suffered at the hands of GRAFFITI taggers?

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 250-423-6868, volunteers are available to help paint out and clean off the offending work.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013 Congratulations on Your High School Graduation. The best part of life is just beginning!! Wishing you all the best for the future! Mayor and Council for the City of Fernie

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. 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 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.


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 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:


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


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 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 forms/0078FILL.pdf. Completed Home Owner Grant applications can be faxed to 250-423-3034 or scanned and emailed to PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE BY JULY 2, 2013. Phone: (250) 423-6817 Fax: (250) 423-3034 Website:


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:

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Provincial ombudsman visits area By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff


s part of her ongoing initiative to bring the Office of the Ombudsperson to communities throughout British Columbia, Ombudsperson Kim Carter will visit Sparwood on Monday, June 24. The Provincial Ombudsperson will be meeting with public agencies that fall under her jurisdiction and with community groups and speaking about her office’s role in ensuring provincial and public agencies treat British Columbians fairly. She will be speaking about her

recent systemic investigation into seniors’ care, adult guardianship and open meetings on best practices for local governments. The tour also provides an opportunity for members of the public to make a complaint in person, as they can meet with investigators to discuss their concerns about a public agency. “We’re here to serve the entire province, I want people to know that if they have not been successful in resolving their problems with the public agency and still feel they have not been treated fairly and reasonably, they can come to us”, says Carter.  “While the

office receives the majority of complaints by telephone, mail or online, some people are more comfortable meeting face-toface when raising their concerns and I feel it’s important that this opportunity is available to people throughout the province.” The Ombudsperson is an independent officer of the legislature. The office’s mandate is to impartially investigate complaints to ensure that provincial and local public agencies treat the people they serve fairly and reasonably. To make an appointment call 250-356-7740

the rental income that’s so vital to supporting new and existing seniors programs.” The renovation will include replacing interior and exterior doors with accessible entrances, replacing flooring to reduce the risk of tripping and upgrading washrooms with amenities like accessible bathroom stalls. The kitchen—relied upon to make hot lunches, snacks and bake sale items, plus used by event caterers and others—will receive a new stove and new countertops and cabinets. “This community asset is used frequently by a variety

of groups,” said Jennifer Krotz, CBT Community Liaison. “The renovation project will help improve it for those who currently use it, plus increase opportunities for the centre to expand, increase membership and offer new programs to the broader community.” The seniors club has existed since 1960, providing a place for Fernie seniors to meet and socialize. It has over 200 active members. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.

Seniors’ Centre to get upgrades By Angela Treharne Free Press Staff


ernie seniors, along with other residents and community groups, will be able to enjoy an upgraded seniors drop-in centre thanks in part to $25,000 from CBT. “This renovation will help increase safety for seniors and working conditions for volunteers,” said Jim Booth, President, Senior Citizens Club of Fernie and District. “It will also make the centre more appealing for outside groups who wish to access the facilities, sustaining


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.


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).


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

Location: 401-2



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.

Applicant: Owner/Operator Boutique Location: 501-1







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 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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d is tr i c t o f spa rwo o d Box 520, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 Phone: 250.425.6271 | Fax: 250.425.7277 Email:

Upcoming Meetings of Council (in Council Chambers)

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

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.

Skid Steer Services

The District of Sparwood will be contracting out skid steer services for various projects over the summer. Projects will include light ditch work, trail construction including vegetation removal, distributing gravel on trail surfaces, trail compaction etc. Interested parties are requested to submit rate sheets and available services including skid steer attachments. Indications of availability would be appreciated. Submission will be received until June 28, 2013 by the Director of Community & Facility Services, Box 520, 136 Spruce Ave., Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0 or via email to


Situated in the south east corner of BC, Sparwood is a family-friendly Rocky Mountain community nestled in the heart of BC's Elk Valley. Approximately 4,000 residents call Sparwood home. As a result of a robust mining industry (Teck Coal), Sparwood is experiencing growth pressures in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Applications are currently being received from energetic, entrepreneurial, professional leaders for an 18 month temporary (minimum of 24 hours per week) contract position, of Business Development Liaison. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Business Development Liaison is responsible for facilitating and promoting economic development in Sparwood. The ideal candidate will have the ability to act strategically, in a political and community service environment. Key responsibilities: • Facilitate, through consultants, the development of a community economic development strategy; • conduct a comprehensive business inventory survey; • establish goals and targets for business development; • assists with the implementation of strategies that support and encourage the expansion and diversification of the existing business sector in support of continued industrial and retail growth; • prepares quarterly reports for Council on activities and initiatives; • identifies and researches grant opportunities and prepares applications; • provide input on budget preparation; • assist in the development of strategic partnerships and liaise with representatives of business, industry and government organizations; • work with the business community and Planning and Administration staff in the implementation of a tax revitalization program for the downtown core; • respond to inquiries and provide information about the community and assist prospective investors in making informed decisions; • primary contact for the Invest Kootenay initiative; Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills; Exceptional oral and written communication, presentation, interpersonal and customer management skills; Superior organizational planning and time management skills; This is an unbenefited, contract position for an 18 month period, with a salary range, based on a 3 day work week between $30.00 and $40.00 per hour, depending upon experience. Please submit your resume and a cover letter in confidence by 4:00 p.m. MDT July 5, 2013. Terry Melcer, Chief Administrative Officer District of Sparwood Box 520 136 Spruce Avenue Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 Tel: 250.425.6810 email: Thanks to all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, Council hereby gives notice that at the Regular Meeting on July 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Council will consider a resolution to authorize the disposition of a portion of the Henry Volkman Memorial Leisure Centre known as the “Curling Rink, Curling concourse, and Curling Lounge” located at 367 Pine Avenue to the Sparwood Curling Club, by way of a Lease Agreement. The Lease Agreement is for a period of five (5) years, commencing on October 1, 2013, to and including March 15, 2018 between the months of October and March each year, at the total rent during the term of $53,188.15 plus GST. A copy of the Lease Agreement and related documentation may be inspected at the District of Sparwood Office at 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 during regular business hours of Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. excluding Statutory Holidays. Duane Lawrence Director of Community and Facility Services

False Alarms, Security Alarm Bylaw, 1120

False alarms are costly, time consuming, and create a potential safety risk for the District. This information will provide you with a brief overview of the definition of what constitutes a “false alarm”; however if you would like more detail, please refer to the actual “Security Alarm Bylaw 1120, 2013.” Original copies of the bylaw are available by contacting the District Office. What is the law? A "false alarm" means the activation of a security alarm system, resulting in the direct or indirect notification of the Police Department and the attending at real property from which such alarm originated and where the Police Department finds no evidence of criminal activity or other emergency situation(s). False alarm includes, but is not limited to: a) The testing of an alarm which results in a Police Department response; b) An alarm actually or apparently activated by mechanical failure, malfunction or faulty equipment; c) An alarm activated by user error; d) An alarm reporting a police or other emergency situation occurring on or in relation to real property from which such alarm originated and no credible evidence exists or where no such event took place; or e) An alarm actually or apparently activated by atmospheric conditions, excessive vibrations, or power failure. Warnings will be issued for the first offence and a fine of $150.00 will be issued for the second offense and will double with each subsequent offence. Tips to Prevent False Alarms • Alarm systems should receive regular maintenance and testing to ensure they are functioning properly. • Check for drafts that may cause curtains, plants or decorations to set off motion detectors. • Be sure everyone in the family, guests, cleaners and contractors or at the business knows how to properly operate the security system. • Motion detectors require additional care to prevent false alarms. Ensure pets are not allowed to roam freely through the area that is covered by the motion detector. Do not keep balloons in an area covered by motion detectors.

Water Smart Ambassador Program

Summer is almost here, and with it comes increased water use. Residents are encouraged to call Sparwood’s Water Smart Ambassador, Laura Morgan, for a free assessment of your lawn and water conservation methods. The appointment will consist of a 30 minute landscape/irrigation audit, with time for any questions you might have. Our Water Smart Ambassador can help program your irrigation timer as well. After the appointment, you will receive a FREE hose timer or rain sensor! If you have any questions about indoor or outdoor water conservation methods, or to book your lawn assessment, please call Laura at 250-910-0854.


Beybladers let it rip!


a really good time and also enjoyed the food that our moms cooked and that the library gave us." Sandra Summerfield of the Fernie Heritage Library said, "It was a fabulous event with lots of fierce competition. I don't think I have ever heard ‘let it rip!’ so many times and with so much enthusiasm! Jed and Ben created a really great event.” Both boys are keen to organize another tournament in the future.


The competition heats up.






wo Isabella D i c k e n Elementary School third graders organized Fernie’s first, and hugely successful Beyblade (spinning tops) tournament at Fernie Heritage Library on Thursday. The event was organized by 8-yearold Jed Cline Smith and 9-year-old Bennett Arling and attracted over 30 competitors who battled it out with their Beyblade spinning tops inside three Beyblade arenas. The knockout competition consisted of three hotly contested rounds followed by semi finals and a grand final.  Competition was fierce and every round was marked by high tension. Ethan Doehle finally won with

Hudson Hare taking runner up. Third place winner was Kelly Bannatyne and Jacob Brown took fourth place. Beyblade prizes were kindly donated by Extra Foods. Jed Cline Smith said, "It was difficult because it took a long time to organize and it turned out to be great when 30 people came, I was very surprised. Lots of people enjoyed themselves.” Bennet Arling said, "It was great being a judge but was quite difficult. Everyone had




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“We had a lot of really talented kids who enjoyed what they were doing.” After some difficulty in locating the puppets for the show, Sinclair was finally able to rent the puppets from a school in Prince George and have a relative pick them up. “We’ve worked with them, changed them, added to them, and stuffed them with more foam,” said Sinclair, noting that the used puppets needed some love after sitting in a closet for years. “The performances were awesome,” said male lead, Liam Faucher, noting that the students had a rocky dress rehearsal. “We just kind of went right into it and each night we got more confident and everybody brought up the energy. It was a lot of fun.”





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ernie Secondary students entertained audiences last week with three performances of this year’s drama production, Little Shop of Horrors. Although most musicals have a happy ending, where all the conflicts get resolved and all the characters fall in love, Little Shop of Horrors took audiences through a rags to riches love story that ended in everyone getting eaten by a, literally, blood-thirsty plant. The prop-dependent play had students backstage manning large puppets, while their colleagues acted and sang out front. “I think this is the best ensemble we’ve had in a long time,” said director, Lorie Sinclair.


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It is essential to have a consistent stance…

very time you face the ball, in a practice session or a game situation, you should work with very

precise markers. You will develop an appropriate routine for your style. Developing a routine requires that you pay

attention and adjust your position for every shot. Once your routine is well-established, you only need to focus, because you will always be in the correct position. Unfortunately, many golfers hold the grip in the palm of their hands like a hammer. Instead, try holding it with your fingers. At the beginning, it will feel uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar. Of the three types of grips, one is as good as the other. Get curious and try them all. The right choice is a compromise between ease and result. The grip should suit the size of your hands and the length of your fingers. Holding your club incorrectly will affect the position of your club in some way. Before you even initiate a swing, this simple correction will reduce

The importance of the mind

the risk of multiplying your mistakes. The two knuckles (index and major) on the top hand are an easy marker to check: the knuckles on the left hand for a right-handed golfer, for example. For a good stance, try these three important markers: • Align your feet, hips, and shoulders parallel to your target. • Position your ball near the middle for short irons, slightly toward the front foot for mid and long irons, and at the heel for the woods. (The front foot is closest to the target). • Place your ball proportionately to the length of your club. Place the tip of the grip so it reaches about mid thigh. The longer the stem, the further you stand from the ball.


olf is a complex game. As well as having to master techniques, golfers must also be able to control their emotions. It’s all true that there is plenty to enjoy in the fresh air and social aspects of the game,but players must also realize that golf is a sport in which the mind plays a vital role.

Experts will tell you that golfers spend an average of 90 percent of their time on the golf course thinking and 10 percent swinging and hitting the ball. This is why it’s so important to make the right decisions. Whether you’re a regular, occasional, or professional golfer, the object of the game stays the same. Apart from mastering

The first thing to realize is that you are, above all, playing for yourself and not for your partners.

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techniques, golf requires concentration and will power. A good balance between discipline, the control of movements, and the psychological aspects of the game will add to your enjoyment and lead to success in this demanding sport. The first thing to realize is that you are, above all, playing for yourself and not for your partners. Set your objectives and give yourself the means of reaching them. Appreciate your good shots and learn to accept the poor ones. Did you miss a shot because you lifted your head or because your shoulders weren’t in the right position? Tell yourself that this lack of concentration is behind you. In other words don’t dwell on the past, continually thinking about the reasons for missing the shot, as this could well haunt you for the rest of the round. Success in golf largely depends on your ability to concentrate, to master the techniques of visualization, of positive thinking, and self-confidence. In other words, you are the master of your own destiny!

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ive elementary schools took part in a track meet on Friday in Fernie. Isabella Dicken, Frank J. Mitchell, Rocky Mountain and the South Country schools all took part, and the events all wrapped up just before the rain came. Isabella Dicken won overall.

The Under-9 team.

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The Under-8 team.

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t was a hugely successful weekend for two Fernie teams competing in a soccer tournament in the Crowsnest Pass on Saturday, June 1. Fernie Youth Soccer took two

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Crowsnest Pass in the final, winning 4-3. The under nine team (competing in the under 10 tournament) won their first two games 3-1 and 7-0 going on to defeat Crowsnest Pass by a compelling score of 9-1 in the final.

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New TransRockies races for runners and bikers

Have you been treated unfairly by a provincial or local government agency?

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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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he TransRockies has a new event happening June 29 and 30 and plenty of locals have been signing up to push themselves to the limits. The Wild Mountain Fernie Ultra on June 29 will treat runners to a challenging and beautiful route, covering approximately 80 km with 3 km of climbing to spectacular alpine vistas and includes popular Fernie trails like Sherwoody, Tamarack, Verboten, Mushroom Head, and Hyperventilation with transition areas




at Island Lake Lodge, Annex Park and Coal Creek. The 80 km Ultra will be tested by local runners including Kim Shopland, Franseca Ter Poorten and Min Merritt. The following day it is time to test Fernie’s bikers, with riders like Marty Hafke and Luke Nelson tackling the E n d u ro — m o u n t a i n biking’s newest and hottest race. Enduro combines the fitness of getting yourself to the top of the mountain in a fun and friendly non-competitive atmosphere, with a timed competitive descent ranking based on the rider’s combined time over the designated downhill portions. The format is appealing because it exemplifies the mountain biking experience, fostering camaraderie on the climbs and adrenaline and friendly

competition on the descents. Several top cross-country mountain bike pros are switching to racing Enduro for the 2013 season. The Wild Mountain Fernie Enduro will feature the GSL GM City pure format Enduro, 39 km route with four timed technical descents, Verboten, Project 9, Red Sonya and Roots Hyper Extension. Riders will be ranked in the Enduro results – with only the descents timed, and in the cross country results – with a time for the entire 38.7 km course. With four descents totaling 1,822m, the Fernie Enduro will offer a World Class Enduro experience. The Fernie Hotel is running an outdoor beer garden both days. Locals are welcome to come out and watch the excitement unfold.

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adies’ Day results- June 11. Low putts 0-23: Danielle Kiedyk, Bridget Hemsted, Kay Chesley, Ursula Schroeder 24-29: Kathy Jaeb, Val Emond, Pat Moore, Kathy Pachara 30-35: Marilyn Onofrychuk 36+: Nan Morrison Skins: Nan Morrison, Eileen Thrun (2), Kay Chesley, Donna Miller and Pat Moore Honourable mention: Donna Miller and Kathy Pachara; deuces. There were 20 ladies that made it out to enjoy a beautiful day on the Fernie Golf and County Club course and thanks to a great grounds crew who made our low putt round a little more exciting as they had punched all the greens the night before. Also special thanks to the Ladies' Day sponsors including: Odyssey, Overwaitea, Park Place, The Tipple, Vitality Body & Mind, Fernie Chiropractic, Investor's Group and Freshies.

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The Elkford Early Childhood Development Committee Would Like To Thank Its Many 2013 Tee Off For Tots Sponsors! We would like to show our deep appreciation and express our gratitude to the many great businesses, organizations and individuals for their support of our 3rd Annual Tee Off for Tot’s Charity Golf Tournament. Your generosity helps to make a difference in the lives of the littlest ones in our community! Also, thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted the Elkford Early Childhood Development Committee in making this event such a success. With your help we raised over $10,000 for our Tots! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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PARON: With loved ones at his bedside, 85 year old Bruno Paron passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Bruno was born in Arzene, Italy on March 5, 1928 to parents Tony and Maria Paron. For 31/2 years Bruno worked in the mines of Belgium until 1951 when he immigrated to Canada. In 1953, via Proxy, Bruno married Maria Berto, the beautiful Italian girl who captured his heart during a two year long distance relationship. Maria joined Bruno in Canada and together the couple raised 3 children and would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this summer. Bruno’s greatest joy in life was being with his family, and they will miss the sound of him whistling a happy tune and greeting them with a warm smile. Bruno will be dearly missed by Maria, his wife of 59 years, 3 children: Anthony (Deborah) Paron, Luciana (Greg) Derkach, and Bruna (Mark) Paniec, 6 grandchildren: Tara (Jaret) Bogusky, Chad (Brandy) Paron, Nathan Paron, Dustin (Ashley) Derkach, Lance (Stephanie) Derkach and Amy Paniec, 6 great grandchildren:   Morgan, Erikah & Kendyl Bogusky, Emma & Isabella Paron and Chase Derkach, and his brother Moris (Irma) Paron and his nephew Mark. He was predeceased by his parents Maria and Tony Paron, and his grandson Christopher Paniec. Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.


MULHOLLAND: Arthur Dick Mulholland, 79, of Burlington, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia to Arthur and Gwendolyn Mulholland, he lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario and Fernie, British Columbia. Dick is survived by his daughter Marjie Fraser (Michael), his sons Don (Pamela) and Matt Mulholland (Natasha), his step-son Michael Thompson (Carolyn), his brother David Mulholland and his three grandchildren Richard Mulholland, Curtis Fraser and Daniel Fraser. He was predeceased by his loving and much adored wife Billie (Plomer) Mulholland and both of his parents. Dick was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather and he was a friend to all. He, like his mother, always flashed a loving and warm smile that made everyone feel a bit better and warm inside, even at the worst of time. He spent the majority of his life working at the TD Bank in Toronto, Vancouver and then Fernie. He loved Fernie so much that even after leaving the bank, he stayed there and eventually became mayor, a position that he held for over two terms and during which time he put his heart and soul into many projects that remain in Fernie to this day. It was a very hard decision for him to leave Fernie after the loss of his wife and to come back to Ontario, but it is a decision he never regretted. He spent his last six years with his family and seeing the world. He never stopped living life to the fullest and was an inspiration to all. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Mission to Seafarers, Pier 51, 8 Unwin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A1. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Home, Toronto. Condolences may be made at

In Memoriam DR. W.H. Sparling East Sept. 19, 1912-June 23, 2007 Miss you a great deal. Mary and Family In memory of Michael Voth Feb 8, 1994 - June 16, 2011 Your body is gone but we feel you near, We feel you in the wind, We hear you in the calm, You’re the brightest star at night, Your smile shines through mornings break of light. Not a day has gone past that we really feel you’re gone, Your presence is all around. Love: Grandma, Bob, Aunty Teresa, Aunty Ronda, Uncle Dale, Mirzy & Dani.

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WHITE, RONALD GEORGE Ron passed away peacefully at home on June 14, 2013 at the age of 70 with his wife of 43 years, Erika, by his side. Ron is also survived by his son Ross (daughter in-law Andrea), daughter Heather (son in-law Martin), grandchildren Jane, Noel and Robyn, and sister Dorothy. A consummate storyteller and debater, he loved nothing more than lively conversation, and we who were fortunate enough to have known him look forward to remembering and retelling those stories with a good dose of laughter. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kelowna Food Bank. For service details please visit

CERNY: Stuart Myles Cerny passed away at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster on June 13th, 2013 at 12:45am at the age of 61. He was born November 26, 1951 in Natal, BC to Myrtle and Anthony Cerny and is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Ann Cerny of 40 years; married in Sparwood, BC on July 15th, 1972. Stuart is lovingly remembered by his two sons Craig (Tara) Cerny of Elkford BC, Keith (Fiona) Cerny of Coquitlam BC; daughter Crystal (Karl) Cerny-Steinicke of Nainamo BC; older brother Larry (Pat Allardyce) Cerny of Fernie BC; twin sister Sheryl (Sam) Stephenson of Sparwood BC; youngest sister Pamela (Ted) Rozborski of Victoria BC; grandchildren Kaden, Aviya, Amelia and Owen Cerny; as well as many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends with which he has left a loving and lasting impression. Stuart was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved exploring the surrounding mountains and rivers of the Elk Valley with his family and friends. He also had a deep appreciation for music playing his guitar daily for the enjoyment himself and of those around him. At age 52 Stuart and Beth moved to New Westminster where frequently they would explore the surrounding city walking for hours and he would share photos of his unique finds such as buildings, barges and bridges with those he loved. Even though Stuart travelled away his heart has always stayed in the Elk Valley. Although he is no longer with us Stuart has passed on a special gift of loving the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. He touched the lives of everyone he met with his unique humour and caring heart as if he had known them for years, even though he may have just met them. His adoration for his children and grandchildren was both beautiful and from his loving heart. Stuart had a special and amazing gift of love and caring that will be missed and remembered always. A gathering of family and friends in celebration of Stuart’s life will be held from 12 noon to 3pm Sunday June 23rd at the Seniors Centre located at 101 4th Avenue, Sparwood BC. Memorial contributions may be made to STARS Air Ambulance at: html

RUFIANGE: Fred Rufiange passed away quietly with loved ones by his side on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He was born on October 22, 1936 in Dapp, Alberta. Fred was the 8th of 11 children born on the family farm to parents Raoul and Blanche Rufiange, growing up in a large, loving family. The Rufiange family was self-sufficient with everyone playing a role in making the farm run smoothly. Going into town (Westlock) was a “big deal”, and Fred would be sent to the neighbors to see if they needed a ride or a list they needed picked up. Fred was raised in a devout Catholic home and never missed a Sunday Mass, and their bedtime prayers always included the Rosary. Fred’s first job was at Port Radium, NWT on Great Bear Lake where he worked at a refinery. Throughout the years he worked in many different places including Dapp, Fort St. John, Tuktoyaktuk, Edmonton, Penticton, and in 1970, Fred settled into his own business in Rossland, BC. His move to Fernie in 1974 brought a new ownership in a new gas bar at the Fernie Esso where he remained the friendly face behind the counter for over 20 years. He loved Fernie and enjoyed hunting every fall, fishing in the summer, berry picking, camping and visiting. Fred made many friends at the Esso and cherished every relationship. He volunteered at the Holy Family Parish; he was a 3rd Degree Knight and was also involved with the Society for Community Living. Fred was predeceased by his parents Raoul and Blanche Rufiange, brothers Leo, Guy and Remi, his sister Rea Knott and brothers-inlaw Ray Knott and Alex Dotto. He is survived by 3 sisters: Denise Dotto, Sister Jean Rufiange F.J., and Olive (Rod) Argue, 3 brothers: Ivan (Gail), Edward, and Patrick (Betty Ann), a special friend Kathy Eldridge and her son Morrell, and 3 sisters-in-law: Ruth Rufiange (Leo) Jean Rufiange (Guy) and Mary Rufiange (Remi) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, dearest friends and extended family. Fred will be remembered as a firm believer in helping others and his commitment to God. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.


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Help Wanted




Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

DEPUTY OPERATIONS MANAGER District of Kitimat, exempt staff position, with competitive compensation and full benefit package. Reporting to the Operations Manager, assists in planning, implementing and tracking the operations, repair and maintenance of the municipality’s infrastructure, including water and sewer; roads; parking lots; drainage; signage; sidewalks, parks, grass cutting, cemetery, equipment fleet. Candidates will have several years of experience in the municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. Submit resumes by July 12, 2013, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7, Fax 250-6324995, email PROJECT ENGINEER District of Kitimat, exempt staff position, with competitive compensation and full benefit package. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, is accountable for the effective delivery of Engineering Services for the municipality. Candidates will be a professional Civil Engineer with a minimum of 3 years professional experience (preferably in a municipal environment). Submit resumes by July 12, 2013, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7, phone 250-632-8900, fax 250-632-4995, email Further information can be obtained from our website at

Education/Trade Schools OVER 90% Employment rate for CanScribe graduates! Medical Transcriptionists are in demand and CanScribe graduates get jobs. Payments under $100 per month. 1-800466-1535.

TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Farm Workers

Secure Vernon company looking for Marine Mechanic, with good customer service, attention to detail, must have valid boat license, drivers license an asset. Fast paced environment.

Fax: (403)504-8664

Coming Events

Coming Events

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

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This dayshift, shop position requires a reliable, energetic, organized individual with 1ourneyman qualiÄcations or equivalent experience. Although a minor portion of the work, the successful candidate must be able to weld cast iron and to braze. Preference given to candidates with some mechanical skills.

STK# UT0555

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*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248. GPRC IS now hiring Instructors for the following positions: Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Fairview Campus); Welding Instructor (Fairview Campus); Power Engineering Instructor (Fairview/Grande Prairie Campus). No teaching experience? No problem because we train you to become an Instructor! For more information on these positions visit our website at GUARANTEED JOB placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr free recorded message for information: 1800-972-0209

Place of Worship

Claire Phillips’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren cordially invite her extended family and friends to an open house to celebrate her

90th birthday on Sunday, June 30 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Fernie Seniors’ Drop-In Centre light refreshments will be served gifts are graciously declined

Place of Worship


WELCOMES YOU Sunday Meeting Morning Services

10:30 am

Corps Officer: Lt. Kyla McKenzie

Fernie Office 250-423-4661 Fx 250-423-4668


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 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 Sunday Service, 10:00am. Contact Pastor Shawn Barden

436 Pine Avenue Sparwood BC V0B 2G0


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

Sunday Service

8:30 am BCP

Sunday Service & School 9:30 am BAS Wednesday Service

10:00 am

The Rev Trevor Freeman, Parish Priest

If you have a solid employment history, with a keen desire for a successful career we would like to hear from you. >e oɈer above average compensation and beneÄts. Please forward cover letter and resume to Columbia Industries Ltd. by email to or by fax 250-425-7151 Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Home Care/Support

Income Opportunity

Financial Services


Household Services


24 hr. Live-In Support Required (Kamloops, B.C.)

NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash - simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. Acceptance guaranteed - No experience required, all welcome!

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: its that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

RESTAURANT AUCTION Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. June 22, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave. Vernon. View photos at 250-5453259

Heavy Duty Machinery

Dengarry Professional Services Ltd. is seeking experienced individuals or couples for contract to provide live in 24 hr. support for short term stabilization to adults with mental & physical disabilities in Kamloops. Applicant must have education and exp. either in behavioral and/or medical supports. Applicant will undergo a screening process including reference checks, Crim Check and drivers abstract. Housing & Utilities Incls. w/ A Remarkable Compensation Package. Please forward resume to Kristine Toebosch at ktoebosch@ or fax to 1-250-377-4581 or mail Attn: Kristine PO Box 892 Kamloops BC V2C-5M8

Sales INVESTMENT SALES Reps wanted. Prefer Canadian Securities Course accreditation, or will provide training to experienced sales professionals. Call Pangaea Asset Management Inc. 1-800-668-3990 or email

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN required to repair appliances. Also looking for apprentices to train. Positions available in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Pentiction. HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians and Maintenance personnel needed for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403556-7582 or email:


Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? debts more than 50% Debt free in half the Avoid bankruptcy! Free sultation. BBB Rated A+. Free 1-877-556-3500

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.


STK# UT0577


STK# UT0556

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STK# UC0205

Careers at CBT

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STK# UT0582


2009 F150 FX4 SUPERCREW 4X4


Carpentry/ Woodwork

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Help Wanted


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STK# UC0188

Misc. for Sale

Call sales at 250-423-9211

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Help Wanted

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Food Products BUTCHER SHOP


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Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

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This is a full-time position, based out of our Golden office. View details at or request them from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998.

Great fuel milage



STK# UT0580

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Legal Services

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Farm Services 1-800-514-9399


Administrative Assistant, Sector Initiatives

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Custom blueprints. Visit: 20% discount for first 10 callers!

Borrow Up To $25,000


STK# UT0543

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Own A Vehicle?

Painting & Decorating


BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.55/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Garage Sales *Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

ESTATE SALE Sat&Sun June 15-16 - 8 to 3pm. 134 - 13 Ave S CBK - Collectibles, furniture, kitchen & HHG, crafts, tools and much much more!!! ESTATE SALE Sat&Sun June 15-16 - 8 to 3pm. 134 - 13 Ave S CBK - Collectibles, furniture, kitchen & HHG, crafts, tools and much much more!!!


Large Estate & Garage Sale Furniture & household items Sat. June 29th 10am-3pm Sun. June 30th 10am-2pm 601 - 4th Ave., Fernie

BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES FOR SALE. 4 males, 3 brown/white & 1 black/white. 7 weeks. $250. Call 250-6039951.

Help Wanted

FRIG - 20 cu.ft., Frigidaire by Electrolux, top mount 10 yrs. old, $100. TIRES - 2 Goodyear M+S, 500kms only, 225/40ZR18, $100/pair. Call 250-423-2031.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

STEEL BUILDING - DIY Summer sale! - Bonus days extra 5% off. 20x22 $3,998. 25x24 $4,620. 30x34 $6,656. 32x42 $8,488. 40x54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal buildings 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Misc. Wanted

True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

Musical Instruments

PIANO TUNING in the Kootenays in July. Don Rose, 1-88829Tuner Tip top service, I look forward to seeing you.

Help Wanted

Interim Junior Magazine Editor and Newspaper Reporter Location: Invermere, B.C. The full-time, 8-12 week position involves, but is not limited to, content gathering, writing and editing two magazine publications as well as being part of the newsroom for two community newspapers. This position involves working alongside the newspaper Editor and two reporters taking photos, writing stories, and laying out and editing pages in InDesign. Some weekend and evening work is required. Qualifications This exciting, challenging and varied position requires a very organized writer with strong editing and journalistic skills. As the final set of eyes on magazine pages, meticulous attention to detail is needed. A journalism degree or diploma, plus a minimum of 3-5 years’ newsroom experience is required. Mac OS X platform experience, Photoshop skills, proficiency with InDesign and previous editing experience is essential, as is a reliable vehicle and full driver’s licence. To apply, send a copy of your resume, along with writing samples, cover letter and references to


Rose-Marie Regitnig, Publisher The Columbia Valley Pioneer Box 868, 8 – 1008, 8th Avenue, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

Columbia Industries in Sparwood, BC, has the following full time positions available Hydraulic Mechanics and Hydraulic Mechanic Trainees

These positions require energetic and organized individuals. Ideal candidates will have knowledge in the use of basic hand tools, and precision measuring tools i.e. vernier calipers and micrometers. Mechanical experience is essential. Preference will be given to candidates having experience in hydraulics or industrial mechanics. Related skills in other industrial trades or 1st year apprentices or pre-employment graduates in a mechanical or industrial trade would be an asset. If you have a solid employment history, with a keen desire for a successful career we would like to hear from you. >e oɈer above average compensation and beneĂ„ts. Please forward cover letter and resume to Columbia Industries Ltd. by email to or by fax 250-425-7151


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Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent



Duplex/4 Plex

Live in scenic &

Apt/Condo for Rent


SPARWOOD, B.C. Pine Crest Apartments Under New Management Fully Renovated 1 & 2 bedrooms available 1-778-518-2253 To view:

SELF STORAGE: Personal & commercial. Call Finnigan’s Storage. 250-4233308 or 250-423-4207.

peaceful Elkford 2011 FORD ESCAPE 4DR LIMITED 4WD


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STK# UT0593

ALDERWOOD PLACE Comfortable apartment units

1 Bdrm - $775 (& up)-month 2 & 3 Bdrm - $850 (& up)-month Call sales at 250-423-9211

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

For Sale By Owner 1969 3 bdrm mobile for sale FMHP. Newly vated bathroom. kitchen/dining room. family room. 10x8 room. Includes fridge, microwave, washer & Phone 250-423-3340.

home renoOpen Large mud stove, dryer.

Homes Wanted


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STK# UC0207

Includes: covered parking, sauna, heat, lights & hot water

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Open Houses






NOW! $

Call sales at 250-423-9211

Homes for Rent Sparwood 3 bdrm, 1 bath, full kitchen, dishwasher, laundry, large deck, hot tub WIFI cable, phone, heat, electricity all incl. No pets. $1500/mo. References required. 250-531-0565. SPARWOOD House in Spardell Home Park. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, $900. Call Randi 250425-7711 or Rick 250-4255432.


Apartment Units

2011 ESCAPE XLT V6 4WD LoZ Nm¡s


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STK# UT0565

r)PUXBUFSJODMVEFE r:PVSOFXIPNF 1 Bdrm:$775 (& up)-month

FERNIE SKI HILL SUITE FOR RENT $1200/month. 2 bdrm unit in a house available on Timberline Cres. for long term lease (min. 12 mos.) Fireplace, granite countertops, W/D. Utilities incl. Non-smoking.

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Scenic Downtown Elkford

ALPINE COURT Spacious NEW apartments 1 Bdrm - $775 (& up)-month 2 & 3 Bdrm- $850 (& up)- month Includes heat, lights, & hot water

250-865-2722 Downtown Sparwood Apartment in Centennial Square. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, $950. Call Randi 250-425-7711 or Rick 250-425-5432.


NOW! $

STK# UT0566

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*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507



or 403-589-0457.



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


NOW! $

STK# UT0589

Want to Rent

Call sales at 250-423-9211


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STK# UT0586

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals Call sales at 250-423-9211

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507


Auto Financing

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 QUADCAB 4X4 5.7L Hemi




WOW, only $

STK# UT0546





NOW! $

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*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

2 Bdrm:$850 (& up)-month

Seizure and Sale of a vehicle under the Repairers Lien Act: 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. The vehicle is described as a black 1995 Chrysler Cirrus four door sedan. VIN 1C3EJ56H0SN605532.

 Bankruptcy  No credit  Divorce  No problem

Trucks & Vans 1986 GMC Sierra, 2WD, 305, short box, everything original, located in Fernie. $1100. Call 250-464-4131.

Boat Accessories



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Auto Financing


2000 TOYOTA Corolla, 4 cyl pwr windows, cruise, A/C, exc cond, new brakes, $3600. Call 250-423-4021 for test drive.

STK# UT0578

Call sales at 250-423-9211

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Cars - Sports & Imports

STK# UT0553

250-425-9912 Call sales at 250-423-9211



Suites, Lower


Heavy payload package. ¡ Eo[

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

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Mobile homes for rent in Sparwood F, S, W & Dryer, 2 to 3 BR. 250-425-4424 , 250-425-4646


2005 F150 SUPERCAB 4X4 XLT


Hot Water Included

Sparwood, B.C.


Legal Notices


Modular Homes



STK# UT0583

1 Bdrm - $775 (& up)- month 2 Bdrm - $850 (& up)- month

Walking Distance to Mall Call sales at 250-423-9211

Two bdrm condo Sparwood Heights Ponderosa Manor. Furnished. Call 250-423-1687.

Auto Financing

With access to new financial institutions approval is GUARANTEED! Rebuild your credit with rates as low as 6.99% Avoid the high rates 1-888-259-7039 Ask for Jason today! Tenders


2007 F350 5.4L SUPER CREW XLT 4X4

FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED rentals available immediately in Sparwood or Elkford. Contact Tammie Davy at 250-425-2968 or Lindsay at 250-425-1180. On-line application available at: SPARWOOD Whitewood Condos. Two ea. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, $1150. One 2 bdrm, 2 bath, $1225. Call Randi 250-4257711 or Rick 250-425-5432.

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507


NOW! $

Shared Accommodation

Fernie Exchange New & Used & Pawnbrokers 1501-9th Ave. 250-423-6625 t8FHJWFMPBOTPOQBXOBCMFJUFNTXLUPXLTt

10’ cu ft upright freezer $259, black leather love seat $279, 3 seat Simmons maroon sofa $299, Futon metal black $189, large rocker $149, night stands $29-$49, TV stand oak overlay $75, portable Maytag dishwasher $249, full size western saddle & blanket $289, small desk $79, Roper auto washer $249, automatic dryers $99-$199, Danby spin washer (newer) $269, Danby apartment auto washer $325, large oak china cabinet $469, 3 filing cabinets $39-$79, ESKA 3hp outboard motor $249, 12 volt electric outboard motor 32 lbs $149, 3 very nice antique dressers $395-$995, good selection Gibson acoustic guitars, collectors; SJ Gibson, J-50 Gibson, MK-35 Gibson, J-40 Gibson, Martin 000XL, 08Martin. 18-20 cu ft fridges $249-$449, 2 black fridge & stove sets $595 ea, 6 drawer pink dresser $69, 6 drawer dresser $125, 5 drawer hi boy $125, 6 drawer pine hi boy $149, double box spring & mattress $125, 8 drawer pine dresser & mirror $249, 2 stainless fridges $349, good selection of musical instruments & accessories, jewelry, games, DVDs, CDs, turntables, knives, antiques, 1999 GMC Sierra crew cab 218,000 km excellent shape $4900, tuned Sherlock Manning piano & bench $525, various power tools – come in and have a look, Simmons plush top queen box spring & mattress $299, 2 single mattresses $75 ea.

STK# UT0594

Call sales at 250-423-9211

Call sales at 250-423-9211

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

*Plus $399 doc + taxes DLR 30507

Apt/Condo for Rent

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200

Apartments for Rent 1 & 2 Bedroom Units Furnished & Unfurnished From

695 per month


1422 & 1462 – 6th Avenue, Fernie Located behind the Best Western

For more information call


Invitation To Tender The College of the Rockies invites tenders for:

Janitorial Services Fernie Campus

Tenders, clearly marked “JANITORIAL SERVICES - FERNIE CAMPUS� in sealed envelopes will be accepted until 13:00 hours (1:00 pm Local Time), Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the office of the Fernie Campus Manager. 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. For further information please contact: Ms. Anita Palmer, Campus Manager, Fernie College of the Rockies 342 - 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 Phone: 250-423-4691 „ Fax: 250-423-3932


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Brain Games


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Thank you The Sparwood Coal Miner Days Society would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the individuals, businesses, donors and volunteers that helped to make Coal Miner Days 2013 a wonderful weekend event that had something for everyone!!!

Sparwood, BC

Event Organizers/Sponsors/Donors Platinum Sponsorship

Apex Power & Automation BC Hydro Columbia Basin Trust District of Sparwood East Kootenay Community Credit Union Falkins Insurance Group Joy Global Newalta Regional District of East Kootenay Area A Site Direct Sunshine Houseboat Vacations Teck The Cat Rental Store The Free Press

Gold Sponsorship

A&W Bearspaw Contracting Inc ET Mini Storage Rapid Water Services Ltd Rayco Steel Ltd Sparwood Chamber of Commerce

Silver Sponsorship

Alpine Lumber Bloom Creative Cummins Western Canada Giv’Er Shirtworks Ltd Headwater Equipment Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – The Drive & B104

MGD Contracting Services Inc Mountain Mechanical Services Natal Pharmacy – People’s Drug Mart Overwaitea Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81 Shoesmith Construction Ltd Sparwood Dental Clinic Westshore Terminals

Bronze Sponsorship

Big Bang Bagels Canadian Tire Causeway Bay Hotel – Sparwood Coal Valley Motor Products Essential Yoga Bronze continued… Fernie Chrysler Fernie Ford Freshies Gear Hub Happy Cow International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 115 Marian Gravelle, Notary Corporation McDonald’s Park Place Lodge Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy Rocky Mountan Chocolate Factory Schickedanz West – Best Western Fernie SMS Equipment Sparwood Chiropractic Sparwood Esso

Subway – Sparwood Terry & Lorna Nowoselski The Ski Base Vega


Colten Kunst Dallas Shipley Dawn Weatherbee Derek Cimolini Living Fit – Rosa Gilmar Marcia Johnson Remedy’s Rx – Sarina Beran SMS Equipment SOAPS Sparwood Chamber of Commerce Sparwood Fire Department Sparwood Lions Club Sparwood Search and Rescue Teck Tyrone Glover

Special Mention

Intermountain Specialties RacePro Timing RCMP Shona Williams for CMD Facebook page Sue Hanlon & James Lund & SSS students for making carnival games *And all those that donated to silent auction in May – listed on web page

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the countless number of volunteers that selflessly gave their time to make this event possible! It would not be fair to name each individual as we would risk leaving someone out. However, you know who you are and please accept our deepest gratitude for your commitment of time to help us out during Coal Miner Days 2013! Est. 1898

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Community First

1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting the Construction of a Medical Evacuation Helipad in Elkford, BC

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Thursday July 25, 2013 @ Elkford Community Conference Centre 5:00 to 6:30pm Registration, Celebrity Meet & Greet, Wine & Cheese for Corporate Sponsors & Silent Auction Begins 6:30pm Doors Open to General Public: $30 or 2 for $50.00 (Come meet all the celebrities) 7:00 to 8:30pm Live Entertainment by Beverly Mahood, Kenny Munshaw and Dallas Smith & Live Auction 9:00pm Silent Auction Closed for the Evening Bryan Trottier ~ 4 time Stanley cup winner NYI, 2 time Friday July 26, 2013 @ Mountain Meadows Golf Club Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins 6:30 to 7:30am Continental Breakfast Available Marty McSorely ~ 2 Time Stanley Cup Champion, 8:15am Golfers to Assigned Hole Edmonton Oilers 8:30am Shotgun Start Rob Brown ~ Pittsburgh Penguins 4:30pm Cash Bar Opens Dallas Smith ~ Canadian rock and country singer @ Elkford Community Conference Centre Beverley Mahood ~ Country music singer and songwriter & co-host of CMT 5:30pm Dinner, Awards, Raffle, Silent Auction Kenny Munshaw - Canadian Country Music Artist 9:30pm Silent Auction Closed

Please join us in making this dream come true for the community of Elkford.

Registration forms are available at the Bearspaw Contracting Inc. office, online at, by emailing or by calling 250-865-2327.

Sponsors to date:


Oceanside Developments

Bronze Chauncey Ridge Food Mart Ltd.

Teri Cleverly


Est. 1898


Honourable Mention


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