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Sensible BC drums up support for marijuana referendum By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff

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lections BC has approved the Sensible Policing Act, a law which would effectively decriminalize marijuana possession in the province, as valid legislation and suitable for a referendum. Sensible BC visited Fernie today, outside The Lunch Box, to spread the word of the upcoming campaign. Many locals came to show their support during their lunch break. “We are gathering signatures today to

preregister our supporters so we have a big head start,” said Dana Larsen, Director of the Sensible BC campaign, which drafted the legislation. Sensible BC currently has 30,000 supporters in their data base that they hope to call on for registered canvassers. "Elections BC’s approval shows that the provinces do have the power to effectively decriminalize marijuana," said Larsen. "BC politicians can't say this is solely a federal issue anymore. Our province

pays for all the costs of marijuana enforcement, and now we've confirmed that BC has the jurisdiction to take action and make change." Sensible BC now has 60 days before the 90-day signature-gathering period begins on September 9. If the campaign can collect signatures from 10 per cent of the registered voters in each electoral district, the Sensible Policing Act will be put to a referendum in 2014. "We can start registering canvassers next week," said Larsen. "We'll need a

few thousand volunteer registered canvassers to collect the roughly 400,000 signatures required. Anyone who wants to help out and become a canvasser should visit our website at” “There is still a stigma around this issue that makes people afraid that they could lose their job or have negative repercussions by supporting our campaign,” said Larsen. “A lot of our supporters and top organizers do not use marijuana. People don’t want to see their tax dollars

wasted. Many people think marijuana should be treated the same as alcohol, not criminalized.” “Most people I’ve spoken to support this but many are afraid to sign for fear they will lose their jobs,” said Daniel Dufresne who has been canvassing in Hosmer. "Our polling shows over 70 per cent support in BC for the provisions of the Sensible Policing Act," said Larsen. "The question for us is, are there enough British Columbians who feel passionately about this issue

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Racers burst Lungbuster records By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


acers busted records at the 6th Annual Lungbuster last weekend as runners and mountain bikers faced the ultimate hardcore hill climb gaining 2,100 vertical feet in 6.9 km. The race began at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort, winding up the gravelly summer road and Timber trail, finishing at Lost Boys Café at the top of the Timber Express Chair. Forest Latimer set a new record running the course in 36 minutes and 49 seconds. Latimer biked the race in 2009. “It was gravelly this year,” said Latimer. “I was looking for a different challenge and I wanted to find out if

biking or running was faster.” Latimer ’s record time running on Saturday beat his 2009 bike time by 1 minute 25 seconds. “I did the Fernie Ultra Race (80 km) two weeks ago so I wasn’t sure if I could even run, but my quads cooperated,” said runner Heather Mong. “It’s a great event that I’ve done four or five times,” said Geoff Clarke, who was first in the men’s mountain biking. “It’s a hard race but the waffles (at the brunch) are the reward.” Lungbuster’s youngest competitor ever, almost 12-year-old Tom Stephen took second place in the men’s run. “I thought of riding as my goal is to ride 1,000 km this summer

Geoff Clarke won the Men’s Bike Category with a time of 38 min 49 seconds. Photo by T.Hynd

but I pre-rode it last weekend; it was too gravelly and steep, so I decided to run,” said Stephen. “I’m trying to get into racing a little more. I like pushing myself so running is fun.” For training, Stephen

ran a grueling 10 km race at Nipika three weeks ago; he races for Foothills Nordic in Calgary. Competitors refueled on a waffle brunch at the Lost Boys Café before the trophies and prizes were awarded.

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Air tankers deployed to small wildfire

An air tanker dropped a third round of fire retardant on a smoldering forest fire burning five km east of Fernie and southeast of Hwy 3 at 1 pm on Monday, July 15. Photo by Stephen Temple By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


he Wildfire Management B r a n c h deployed an air tanker and two three-person initial attack crews to a small wildfire in a logging cut block below Fernie Ridge, southeast of Highway 3 on Monday, July 15. The air tankers dropped their first round of retardant along the perimeter of the .1-hectare fire to lay a guard for the initial attack crews before reloading for another round of retardant drops. The fire was reported on Monday morning and the cause is not yet known. The fire was up Ridgemount Road, at the very end of Branch C. The fire

danger rating in the Fernie area is moderate to high. “We’re expecting the warm dry weather to continue with a chance of dry lightening,” said Karlie Shaunessy, Fire Information Officer. “To date there have been 42 wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre, 25 of which have been person caused, burning 169 hectares.” As of July 8, all open fires are prohibited within the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 20 or until the public is otherwise notified. Strong winds mixed with the warm dry weather this past week have increased

City changing dog licensing fees By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


he City of Fernie has decided to change the dog licensing bylaw to remove the $300 licence fee for specific breeds of dogs.

“We found that people were not registering their dog because of the $300 fee. Then we’d find a non registered dog and not have any means to return the animal,” said Councillor Joni Krats.

Council gave the bylaw first, second and third readings at the regular meeting on July 8. The new bylaw will be brought forward at the July 22 Regular Council Meeting for consideration of adoption. If Council adopts the new bylaw, it will take effect immediately. The fee for registering a canine is $15 for spayed or neutered and $35 for unspayed or unneutered.

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This notice is published pursuant to section 4 of the Recall and Initiative Act. Approval in principle has been granted on an application for an initiative petition. The petition will be issued to proponent Dana Larsen on Monday, September 9, 2013 and signature sheets must be submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer by Monday, December 9, 2013. The Title of the Initiative is: An initiative to amend the Police Act. Summary of Initiative: The initiative draft Bill entitled, “Sensible Policing Act” proposes to amend the Police Act to no longer use provincial police resources on the enforcement of current laws in relation to simple possession and use of cannabis by adults. The draft law would prohibit the use of provincial police resources for this purpose, would require police to report in detail to the Minister of Justice any actual use of resources for this purpose and why it was necessary, and require the Minister to publish that report. The Bill also proposes that the province would call upon the Federal Government to repeal the federal prohibition on cannabis, or give British Columbia an exemption, such that British Columbia is able to tax and regulate cannabis similar to the regulation of alcohol and tobacco. As well it proposes that British Columbia shall establish a Provincial Commission to study the means and requirements necessary for the province to establish a legal and regulated model for the production and use of cannabis by adults. Last, the Bill would make non-lawful possession and use of cannabis by minors an offence similar to possession and use of alcohol.

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Black bear destroyed due to habituation By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


black bear was destroyed on July 10 due to habituation after it was caught in a bear trap at the Fernie ski hill. The BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) has assessed the bear’s activities and number of complaints over a lengthy period of time. “COS determined that the young bear had become very accustomed to people, very aggressive and was breaking into homes,” said Conservation Officer Joe Caravetta. “We deemed it a public safety issue and had to trap and remove this bear.” The bear was roaming around the

ski hill area eating garbage. Soon it became bold enough to walk up to people outside their homes, scare them off, and then eat their dinners. A few days ago it started attempting to break into homes. Bear Aware Coordinator Kathy Murray reminds all residents, visitors and campers to keep all garbage indoors, clean barbeques, keep pet food indoors and secure other attractants and keep doors and windows shut and locked. Living in bear country, managing bear attractants can reduce the chances of bears becoming habituated to garbage and humans as a food source.

Hikers lost and found on Mt. Hosmer By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


ernie Search and Rescue were called late Saturday afternoon when a woman was reported missing to the RCMP after not showing up for work. Two young women in their early 20's set off on a day hike on Friday, July 12 up Mount Hosmer. They were unprepared for anything more than a day hike yet once they became lost they had to spend the night on the mountain. Teams were sent to search possible trails in the area. The two were found safe and unharmed by rescuers with the

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help of Ascent helicopters. They were completely off the trail as they were found two drainages away and heading in the wrong direction. The young ladies did manage to make a fire and huddle together to stay warm as they were wearing shorts and a t-shirt. "If it had not been for the helicopter search, we would not have found them before dark and they would have had to spend another night out,” said Fernie Search & Rescue manager Kat Robinson. “We have been very busy recently. We would like to remind people going out for a long day hike, please have a trip plan

marijuana as if it were alcohol. 3) Formally calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, or give BC an exemption to marijuana prohibition. 4) Creates a provincial commission to figure out the laws and rules needed to legally regulate marijuana cultivation

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Sensible BC Tour Coordinator Cindy Heemeryck and Campaign Director Dana Larsen visited Fernie for the upcoming campaign to decriminalize marijuana in BC. Photo by T. Hynd

and sale. Larsen is currently on tour through BC's Kootenay region, building support and training canvassers for the campaign. "We're working to build awareness and register people as canvassers so they will be able to collect signatures," said Larsen.

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Sparwood and Elkford Health Services reductions By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


ince the end of June, Interior Health (IH) only has two permanent physicians, Dr. Pigott (part time) and Dr. Higgins (full time) supporting services at the Sparwood Health Centre.

Dr. Pigott and Dr. Higgins will continue to do their best to meet the needs of their patients, as well as former patients of Dr. Allen, Dr. Workman and Dr. Zanozin. Interior Health is working to find locum (visiting physician) coverage whenever possible. “We continue to actively recruit for more physicians in Sparwood and a new full-time permanent physician will start work in September,“ said Karl Hardt, IH Communications Officer. However, given the current shortage of permanent physicians in the community, Interior Health is facing periods in July and August, both during daytime and after hours, when the emergency

department in Sparwood will be closed if locum coverage is unavailable. The Elkford Health Centre (EHC) faces similar physician shortages and is working on physician recruitment. Without full physician staffing, there will be days in July when the emergency department in Elkford will be closed. “Dr. Barden is away for July and August, but we have secured locum coverage to support clinic and emergency department services at Elkford Health Centre over the summer,” said Hardt. “Active recruitment for additional physicians for Elkford continues. A new full-time permanent physician will start in August; this will reduce the risk of service interruptions.” During emergency department closures in Sparwood and Elkford, residents need to access emergency medical care at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie. “Interior Health and the current physicians in

Sparwood and Elkford appreciate the patience and understanding of residents in the area as we work with our communities to fill all open physician positions,” said Hardt. Residents are advised of the following changes to emergency department hours at the health centres in Elkford and Sparwood next week due to limited physician availability. Elkford Emergency Department will be closed: •Friday, July 19 Sparwood Emergency Department hours will be adjusted on the following dates: •Tuesday, July 16 – open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. •Wednesday, July 17 – open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note: Sparwood hours of operation are normally seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents should take note of the following if they require care when their emergency department is closed: • In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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Splash park popularity problematic By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


s the Splash Park rises in popularity with children and families this summer, problems of parking and speeding along Pine Ave. are rising. Although small No Parking signs have been posted by the city, there are reports that vehicles are continually parking or stopping to drop off kids. Fernie Council discussed the issue at the end of the Regular Council meeting on July 8. “With a big parking lot 100 meters away (at the pool), I thought people would be using that,” said Councillor Iddon. “It’s an accident waiting to happen.” “I think larger no parking signs and a playground speed sign along Pine Ave. are needed,” said Councillor McSkimming. There have also been complaints of children being dropped off without any one supervising them. Council will be asking the RCMP to check for speeding along the straight stretch of road that runs alongside the aquatic Centre and the Splash Park. The bottom line is drive the speed limit and use the pool parking lot for the splash park before you get a ticket or someone is injured.


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Editorial by Andrea Horton Living in bear country we have to learn to be bear aware in our everyday lives and not just when we are hiking the trails. Bear encounters can happen in our own backyards. We need to be mindful of our four legged neighbours and the fact that what we leave laying around outside can hurt them. Bears do wander into town looking for an easy meal, and unfortunately, when we leave our garbage and our pet food out they find it and it becomes an easy source for a meal. It is so sad to hear about a bear being put down because it has become habituated and that is exactly what happened on July 10. A black bear was destroyed after it was caught in a trap at the Fernie ski hill. It had apparently become very accustomed to humans and was roaming around the ski hill eating garbage and breaking into homes. This is not the first report of a bear encounter hitting a little too close to home. More and more bears are being reported near residential areas at the ski hill, as well as in West Fernie. It is the time of year when we need to be especially conscious of keeping our own homes bear aware. Saskatoon berries are starting to ripen at lower elevations, which can draw bears to valley bottoms near residential areas to feed. They are a great natural food source and a bear can eat a whopping 10,000 berries in one day. That means it’s our job to give the bears a chance to fill up on berries and keep all other temptations out of sight and smell. Consider thinning out any brush surrounding your property to reduce natural cover or installing motion-sensor lighting to ensure a clean light of sight and to discourage lingering bears. It’s not just about keeping your home safe and secure, it’s also about preventing the unnecessary destruction of bears. We are living in their backyard and after all, it’s the bears that pay the ultimate price – their lives.

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Letters to the Editor Response to Grizzly attack and "ShameShame" letter First and foremost we hope that the two hikers recover both physically and mentally from their experience on Mount Proctor. A bear attack can be a life changing experience. We agree with Mr. Caravetta that the two men were smart with their defense systems. Personally, with the increase in bear populations over the last ten years, when headed into the mountains, we will always take a firearm. With practice, a firearm is your best line of "defense" in the unfortunate event of a bear attack. Pepper spray has its place, and we do pack it in certain situations. One should also pack on their belt, a fixed blade knife as a last resort tool. When you are on the ground and a bear is attacking, the knife can be used in a last ditched effort to save your life. Mr. Barlow's comments to

the editor shows his lack of respect for the two hikers and their families and also proves the change in many peoples theories on bears and wildlife in general. Some call it the "Walt Disney" syndrome, Hollywood's spin on wildlife encounters has created a fictional persona that has led a generation of people in a direction that could place them in grave danger when entering the "REAL" wilderness. The animals that we encounter in the wilderness, are exactly that, "Wild", which means that they can also be very unpredictable, and the best thing that we can do for ourselves when venturing out, is to be prepared to protect ourselves. Mr. Barlow needs to realize that we the human beings of this world are at the top of the food chain, and we will do what it takes to protect ourselves from danger. Bears have their place, but our own personal safety comes first! So our bush skills have taught us when

in bear country, pack smart. A loaded shotgun or rifle, in hand or near by, a fixed blade knife, and yes pepper spray, but watch the wind, you may be the one on the ground incapacitated, and even easier pray for the bear when he or she decides to attack. A last rule of thumb is to use common sense. Take the time to understand the environment that you are about to embark into. Read Author Gary Sheldon's book "The Deadly Truth", and any other resource information that teaches you the common sense side of enjoying a day in the mountains. Bear, wolf, and cougar populations are on the increase, so go prepared and remember that you come first. To our families that await our safe return, we owe it to them to use the best defense resources/tools available to us. So throw away the bells and buy some bullets!!!! Regards,

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Letters to the Editor continued from page 6 NO EXCUSE FOR RECENT FLOODING The problems that the City of Fernie needs to deal with are: 1. The Elk River overflowing its banks during the June, 2013 flood and 2. The change makers who discredit the long time residents of Fernie. • The flooding caused the following results: • There were displaced water fowl and fish. Lots of fish were on 4th Street and along the river shoreline. Eagles and crows had a banquet. Lots of trout were in the parking lot of the Kingdom Hall. • Trees and shrubs lost their bottom limbs. • Secondary roads were closed. • Many houses in the Annex had flooded basements and water damage. This flooding could have been avoided by dredging the river as it used to be done when I was a child growing up. Every fall, equipment was put into the Elk River waterbed to dredge a channel for the next spring run off. Along the Elk River from Olson to Morrissey were several gravel pits at the river banks. I knew the gravel pits well. The most popular ones were Olson, Hosmer an the old G.N. Cribban east of the Fernie golf course. Not only was it a gravel pit but also it was the favourite swimming hole. The long time Fernie residents will recall that Steve Servello maintained it. One year, Mr. Rushcall, a teacher, helped build a diving board for us because we never hade a vehicle to go to the lake. Therefore, if a diving board could be there, that meant that the river had been dredged and had a depth to it. Another popular gravel pit was across from the Fernie Ski Hill. It had a rock crusher and different varieties of aggregates. As I recall, it belonged to the Fernie Concrete Company. Therefore, the gravel was so deep there that

no flooding occurred. At that time, eighty per cent of the Fernie Community was built from the Elk River waterbed. Today, if the river were dredged and the material such as gravel and sand were stockpiled, young families who are building and living here could enjoy huge savings in construction as previous residents did. The solution to preventing more flooding in the Annex is to dredge the Elk River as it used Smell rotten eggs? 1 to be done. It could be natural gas. In the last three years I have noticed that the Elk River is higher or at the same height as the streets of the Annex and Highway #3 going through Fernie and the immediate outlying areas. 2 Go outside. This is to say that when the riverbed is lower than the Annex, ground water seeps into the river bottom and not into the basements of houses. In recent years, developers and City officials, Call FortisBC’s 24-hour the change makers, have told us that we are living in a flood plain. 3 emergency line at If the river had a channel to follow, it would 1-800-663-9911 or 911. not be a flood plain. When Extra Foods and Canadian Tire were being built, the materials could have been used out of the river to prevent flooding. But no. Natural gas is used safely in B.C. every day. But if you The change makers have and continue to smell rotten eggs, go outside first, then call us. ignore the long time residents who understand the geography and geology of the City, who Learn more at paid for and built the City, and who knew something about the Elk River, the materials it provides and the prevention of flooding in FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (13-048.22 06/2013) the spring. Now if the change makers continue on their current course and build the dykes higher, the residents will be living in a lagoon. 13-048.22_GasOdourPrintAd_FOR583_4.3125x6.5_PRESS.indd 1 6/14/2013 In conclusion, the City and Area planners need to construct a channel for the Elk River to follow so that the fish and water fowl have a natural and proper habitat and the residents can enjoy fishing again and keep the water out of their basements.

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• 8:30am to 9:30am – Gentle Fit Sparwood Leisure Centre • 8:45am to 9:30am – 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 • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Public Swim Elkford Aquatic Centre • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 6:00pm – Bridge Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure 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 • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 10:00am to 8:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 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 (ages 6-10 yrs) at the Fernie Library (July 9th – Aug. 30th) • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Toonie Tuesday (Public Swim) Elkford Aquatic Centre • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 4:00pmto 5:15pm- Summer Reading Club (ages 11-13 yrs) at the Fernie Library (July 9th – Aug. 29th) • Ladies’ Night at the Fernie Golf & Country Club • 6:30pm- Ladies Archery, Fernie Elks Hall • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game

Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre • 7:30pm – Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre


• 8:30am to 9:30am – Gentle Fit Sparwood Leisure Centre • 8:45am to 9:30am – Active Fit Fernie Aquatic Centre • 9:00am to 8:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 9:30am to 11:30am – Operation Art (drop in class) at The Arts Station (July 3rd – Aug. 21st) • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 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 • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 1:00pm- Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club (ages 6-10 yrs) at the Fernie Library (July 9th – Aug. 30th) • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Hot Dog Day (Public Swim) Elkford Aquatic Centre • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 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) • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 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) • 10:00am to 8:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 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 6:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 11:00am to 8:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club (ages 6-10 yrs) at the Fernie Library (July 9th – Aug. 30th) • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Crooked Crayon (Public Swim) Elkford Aquatic Centre • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 4:00pmto 5:15pm- Summer Reading Club (ages 11-13 yrs) at the Fernie Library (July 9th – Aug. 29th) • Night Bike Race Series at Fernie Alpine Resort (July 4th – Aug. 29th) • 6:00pm- Youth Archery, Fernie Elks Hall • 6:00pm to 8:00pm- Public Swim Elkford Aquatic Centre • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


• 8:30am to 9:30am – Gentle Fit Sparwood Leisure Centre • 8:45am to 9:30am – Aqua Blast 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 • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 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 • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Storytime Fernie Library • 1:00pm to 3:00 pm – Summer Reading Club (ages 6-10 yrs) at the Fernie Library (July 9th – Aug. 30th) • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Treat Day (Public Swim) Elkford Aquatic Centre • 1:00pm to 4:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 4:00pm to 5:30pm- Free Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 5:00pm to 9:00pm- Sparwood Farmer’s Market in the Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot (June 28th – Sept. 6th) • 6:00pm to 8:00pm- Public Swim Elkford Aquatic Centre • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim

Sparwood Leisure Centre • 7:00pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre • 7:30pm- Jitney Darts Fernie Legion • 7:30pm – Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre


• 9:00am to 12:30pm– JaffrayBaynes Lake Farmer’s Market, Baynes Lake Community Centre (June 29th–Aug. 31st) • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 10:30am to 4:30pm – Elk & Timber Chairlifts in operation at Fernie Alpine Resort (June 29th-Sept. 1st) • Noon to 5:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 12:00pm to 6:00pm - Public Swim Fernie Aquatic Centre (June 15th Sept. 2nd) • 1:00pm to 5:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 2:00pm to 5:30pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 2:30pm to 4:30pm- Public Swim Elkford Aquatic Centre • 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 • 5:30pm to 8:00pm- Public Swim Elkford Aquatic Centre • 6:30pm to 9:00pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 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 29th-Sept. 1st) • 12:00pm to 2:00pm- Family Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 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 • 1:00pm to 5:00pm- Public Swim Elkford Aquatic Centre • 2:00pm to 5:30pm- Public Swim Sparwood Leisure Centre • 4:30pm to 10:00pm- Video Game Arcade Vogue Theatre • 3:00pm- Movie Matinee Vogue Theatre • 7:00pm & 9:00pm- Movie Time Vogue Theatre


Tony Servello Senior Open at the Fernie Golf & Country Club 18-20 Rum Runner Days in the Crowsnest Pass 19 CBC’s Children’s musician Will Stroet to perform at the Fernie Library, 10am 20 Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam at the Dirt Jump Park 20 Sparwood Fire Dept. Car Wash & BBQ, 479 Pine Ave., 11am-3pm 20-21 Kids’ Freeride Intermediate Camp at Fernie Alpine Resort 20-21 50 Reasons to Ride Your Bike, 9:30am-4pm, The Guide’s Hut 22 Elkford Council Meeting, 6pm 22 Fernie Council Meeting, 7pm 22-26 Aqua Adventure Camp at Fernie Aquatic Centre, 9am-4:30pm 22-26 Red Crowss Swim Lessons at Fernie Aquatic Centre 22-26 EcoGarden Kids Camp 23 Ladies Golf for the Cure at the Fernie Golf & Country Club 25-26 Bearspaw Contracting Charity Golf Tournament, Mountain Meadows Golf Club, Elkford 26 Couples Alternate Shot (#2) at the Fernie Golf & Country Club 27 Classic Car Show, 2104 Whiskey Jack Drive, Vantage Point, Sparwood, 12-4pm 27-29 TR3 Bike Race hosted by Fernie Trails Alliance 27-Aug.2 TR7 Bike Race hosted by Fernie Trails Alliance 27-Aug.2 The TransRockies Challenge 28 Fernie Downtown Social hosting TRS Kids Bike Rally & Scavenger Hunt, 1-4pm

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Gallery Opening Reception for Nichole Yanota at the Arts Station, 7-9pm Pork Blue Mountain Bike Ride


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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

Pursuant to Sections 890 and 892 of the Local Government Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c.323, notice is hereby given that Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 7:00pm at Fernie City Hall, located at 501 3rd Avenue, Fernie BC with respect to the following proposed bylaw amendment: Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 146, Bylaw No. 2214, 2013 proposes to change the zoning of Lot 2, Block 117, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 902 from R4 - Multiple Family Residential (High Density) to R1B - Single Detached Plus Residential. A copy of the proposed amendment bylaw and other relevant documents may be viewed during normal business hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm on July 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22, 2013 at City Hall, 501–3rd Avenue Fernie, BC, or online at

Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No. 149, Bylaw No. 2217, 2013 proposes to change the zoning of Lot 3, Block 19, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 734 from R1- Single Family Residential to R3 – Medium Density Residential. A copy of the proposed amendment bylaw and other relevant documents may be viewed during normal business hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm on July 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22, 2013 at City Hall, 501–3rd Avenue Fernie, BC, or online at

Aqua Adventure Camps These full day adventure & swim camps include a Red Cross Swim lesson, outdoor activities, crafts, games, and supervised pool play time.

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

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

Anyone wishing to address these Amendment Bylaws will be afforded the opportunity at the public hearing to be heard in person, by a representative, or by written submission, on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaws.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Gain Experience. Get Involved. Become a Volunteer!

The City of Fernie has recently established two new Council committees, the Cemetery Committee and the Emergency Planning Committee Cemetery Committee

Emergency Planning Committee

The primary objective of the Cemetery Committee is to identify a suitable location for the installation of a monument to honour those individuals who have been laid to rest in unmarked graves and to oversee the installation requirements. We are looking for three (3) representatives to volunteer their time and expertise to assist Council with their objective by volunteering their time to participate on the Cemetery Committee.

The Emergency Planning Committee shall monitor, evaluate, advise and make recommendations to Fernie City Council with respect to policies and strategic matters related to the City of Fernie Emergency Program. We are looking for one (1) volunteer to represent the community at large who would be willing to share their time and expertise to assist Council with meeting their legislative responsibilities.

How Can You Apply for Either of These Committees? 1. Review the Terms of Reference on the City’s website at to determine if this committee is the right fit for you. 2. Submit a letter of interest to addressed to the Director of Leisure Services including: • General personal information (name, mailing and residential address, telephone number) and any demographic information you are willing to provide. • Qualifications and/or related experience. • A brief statement regarding what you feel you can contribute to the committee. Written submissions can be provided by any of the following methods: • IN PERSON: Drop off written submissions at the reception desk, City Hall, 5013rd Avenue; • BY FAX: to 250.423.3034; • BY MAIL: City of Fernie, Director of Leisure Services, PO Box 190, Fernie BC, V0B 1M0; or • BY EMAIL: email submission should be sent to The deadline to apply is 4:00PM on MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013. Thank you for your interest in serving the civic needs of your City.

For more information on these applications, please contact the Planning Department at (250) 423-6817. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written submissions must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00PM, July 22, 2013, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. 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, Planning Department, PO Box 190, Fernie BC V0B 1M0; or • BY EMAIL: E-mail submissions should be sent to All submissions must include your name and street address. Submissions cannot be accepted after the Public Hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This Notice is published in accordance with Section 892 of the Local Government Act. Notice given by the Corporate Officer.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE UNDER A PARTNERING AGREEMENT For Council consideration on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 7:00pm

Notice is hereby given that the City of Fernie intends to provide assistance to the Fernie TransRockies Society under the terms of a partnering agreement for the provision of municipal services, being the hosting of the TransRockies Challenge 2013 and providing for payment by the City to the TransRockies Challenge Society the sum of $2,573.55 for services described in the agreement.

A complete copy of the proposed partnering agreement can be viewed at the Office of the Director of Corporate Administration Services at City Hall, 501 3rd Avenue, during regular business hours or online at For more information, please contact the Director of Corporate Administration Services at (250) 423-6817 or michelle.martineau@


Pick your plants wisely! Drought-tolerant plants can reduce water use by up to 80 per cent. Design your water-wise garden carefully, with help from local experts. Water well for the first year until roots are established and then they’ll need little to no water.

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Fernie Aquatic Centre Summer Swim Schedule Public Swim Times Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm * At least one lane of the main pool is available during Public Swim for laps. * * During Public Swim times there may be shared use of the facilities due to organized instructional programs. * Red Cross Swim Lessons Summer Schedule Preschool Levels & Swimkids Level 1 July 2 until August 23, 2013 Weekly Sets July 5-12, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 12-16 Weekly Sets Swimkids Level 2/3 Swimkids Level 4/5 Swimkids Level 6/7 Swimkids 8-10 Private Lessons Available Sign up for one or more weeks. Register now to guarantee your spot.

Water Fit Classes

Active Fot Mon/Wed 8:45 to 9:30am Gentle Fit Tues/Thurs/Fri 10:30 to 11:15am Aqua Blast Fri 8:45 to 9:30am Take it up a notch for a little more vigorous workout in your Water Fit Class



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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, July 15, 2013 Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, August 19, 2013 Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm Please note that the Regular Meeting of Council scheduled for 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.

MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM The District of Sparwood has overseen the control of mosquitoes for many years. Businesses and recreational activities can suffer when the numbers of aggressive, daytime biting mosquitoes (known as ‘nuisance’ mosquitoes) rise to intolerable levels. The goal of the Nuisance Mosquito Control Program has been to reduce their numbers to tolerable levels using integrated pest management measures. Culex Environmental Ltd is currently contracted to carry out the Nuisance Mosquito Program. Culex specialises in using environmentally sensitive approaches to mosquito management. Surveillance has begun and initial treatment will begin shortly. Some important personal protection measures you can take are: • Mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn. If you are outside in the evening or early morning, minimize your exposure to bites. ·Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants. ·Wear light-coloured clothing. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark, intense colours. By wearing light-coloured clothing you will reduce the likelihood of getting bitten. • Wear clothing made of tightly woven materials that will keep mosquitoes away from the skin. The use of mesh “bug jackets” or “bug hats” is also recommended. • Tuck pants into socks and button shirt cuffs for extra protection. • Use mosquito netting to protect babies, when in an unscreened structure, or when sleeping outdoors. • In addition to wearing proper clothing, consider using an insect repellent containing DEET or other approved ingredients. To report instances of nuisance mosquitoes, get more information about the program or about mosquitoes in general, please contact the District of Sparwood at or 250.425.6271.

Animal Control Bylaw Reminder

Dogs Barking

It is perfectly normal for dogs to bark from time to time. Barking is a form of communication for your dog. However, continual barking for long periods of time is a sign that your dog has a problem that needs addressing. The Bylaw Department is reminding residents that under Section 5(d) of the Animal Control Bylaw no person shall permit any dog of which they are the owner to become a public nuisance. Please remember that continuous dog barking creates unnecessary disturbances to neighbourhood residents. Why Dogs Bark • Your dog is left alone for long periods. • His environment is barren, without playmates or toys. • He’s a puppy and doesn’t have other outlets for his energy. • He’s a particularly active dog. • Provoked, deliberately or unintentionally by people or roaming dogs or animals. • Under exercised or not exercised at all. Recommendations • Walk your dog daily – it is good mental and physical exercise. • Teach your dog some new commands and/or tricks and practice them every day. • Take an obedience or agility class with your dog. • Provide interesting toys to keep your dog busy when you’re not at home. • If your dog is barking to get your attention, spend more time with him. • Dogs are family members, bring him inside with you. • Let your neighbours know that you’re actively working on the barking problem. • When you have to leave your dog for extended periods of time have a friend or neighbor walk and/or play with him.

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 in-direct 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.

Sparwood Fire Department Car Wash Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Fire Station #1 - 479 Pine Ave Bar-B-Q with hot dogs and burgers available while you wait. Bring your kids for a tour of the station and equipment. Proceeds are being raised for Muscular Dystrophy

Come on out for the fun.

Sprinkling Regulations

To promote water conservation in Sparwood, the District has implemented sprinkling regulations that shall be in effect from June 1 through September 30 each year. Even numbered addresses are allowed to water on even calendar days and odd numbered addresses are allowed to water on odd calendar days. Exceptions to the water sprinkling restrictions include nurseries, golf courses, farms, turf and tree farms, municipal parks, playing fields, and other municipal properties. There will be special permission for those residents who have installed a new lawn (either seed or sod) for a period of 21 days after installation of the lawn.

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About New Paramedic Training Program in Cranbrook... with MLA Bill Bennett

1. Aspiring paramedics in BC’s rural communities will get the training they need thanks to $250,000 in new annual provincial government funding for a new Primary Care Paramedic Program. Isabella Dicken Elementary School students received awards for their efforts before school finished for the summer. Pictured left to right: Charlotte Higgens, Leah Heavey and Ray Ogura received the Math Award. The 7D Gigliotti Sportsmanship Award was also awarded to Leah Heavey and Ray Ogura.  Photo by T. Hynd

City gives support to Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


he City of Fernie showed its support for the Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam

(WBDJJ) by committing Funds and in-kind service to set up for the event. Mayor and Council agreed on the importance of the event for the participants and Fernie’s economy as it draws

500 to 600 people annually. Council committed $3,000 to the 2013 WBDJJ at the July 8 regular council meeting. The event is taking place this Saturday.

2. The new program, due to start in February 2014, will be delivered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). It will provide training for a total of 30 students, organized as two intakes of 15 students in two rural communities each year, Cranbrook and Prince George. 3. The program will help meet current student demand for paramedic training, address the growing demand for paramedics in public and private organizations in rural areas such as the BC Ambulance Service, and support the health of families in rural BC. Bill Bennett MLA, Kootenay East

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

Animal Control Bylaw The Animal Control bylaw specifies many items intended to make life better for dogs and people in contact with dogs. For instance, dogs barking or whining incessantly in back yards becomes a nuisance to others in the neighborhood and is cause for a fine. People’s pets are like family members in many cases. A soft approach to the issue with your neighbour may be the best resolve before calling Bylaw, as the dog owner may not be aware of the issue. Failing a successful resolution you can contact Bylaw Services at 250.865.4024 with your complaint. Elkford Bylaw 538.1997 to License and Regulate Dogs and other animals is required reading for anyone with a dog and anyone impacted by another person’s dog. It can be found on the District website or obtained by visiting the District Office at 816 Michel Road.

Notice of Annual Report & Meeting

The Community Charter requires Council to prepare an Annual Report regarding financial and operational information related to the municipality. Due to the recent flooding, the Annual Report will be made available in July, with a meeting scheduled on July 22, 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.

Aquatic Centre Summer Fun

Come cool off and have some fun at the Aquatic Centre between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM during our weekday public swims. Call 250.865.4012 for more information. Monday – Public Swim Tuesday - Toonie Tuesday Wednesday - Hot Dog Day Public Swim Thursday - Crooked Crayon Public Swim Friday - Treat Day Swim Saturday – Public Swim 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Sunday – Public Swim 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Looking to focus on your strokes? Lane Swims are Monday to Friday between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM.

Sprinkling Regulations To promote 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.

Upcoming Council and Committee Meetings •July 22 •August 12

Regular Council @ 6 pm Regular Council @ 6 pm

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

Water Smart Ambassador The District of Elkford has hired Voni Ratudradra as our Water Smart Ambassador for the summer. The Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart), developed by CBT, helps local governments assess their water conservation needs and develops plans to reduce community water consumption. The District of Elkford is committed to reducing its water use by 20 per cent by 2015. From May to August, Water Smart Ambassadors will be carrying out residential irrigation audits and promoting water conservation awareness and education. Contact Voni to sign up for a free Lawn and Garden Water Assessment. He will assess your lawn and garden needs by doing a soil and landscape analysis. You will receive a free garden hose timer or rain sensor when you get an assessment. To book your appointment, call 250.910.4028 or email Voni at watersmart@elkford. ca. For more information, please visit watersmart.



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the wave slayers, a mere foot or two in front of me. I was grateful for the protective barrier they provided. We ring your bathing suit, paddled forwards and backwards sunscreen and smile for the as a team following our guide’s camera. I didn’t know what instructions. to expect when Jon Knauf, owner “I got water in my face and there of Mountain High Adventures told were a couple times I couldn’t see me the water would be too rough a thing,” said wave slayer Lupita and wavy to take photos without Schartz. ruining my camera. When I finally sat in the front, Mountain High Adventures twice I almost fell as the force of the provided everything for a wave heavy waves pushed me off balance filled day rafting down the Elk River even with my feet jammed into the in Class 3 and 4 waters including raft seams used to hold paddlers in lunch at the Wigwam confluence. the raft. Wet suits, neoprene booties, Three young ladies from Red Cliff, helmets, life jackets, paddles, near Medicine Hat were rafting in a lunch and most importantly an second boat. As nervous as they experienced guide are provided to were before we hit the water, by the travel down 16 km of the Elk River. end of the day they were grinning The change rooms are rustic so ear to ear. wear your bathing suit. A scenic “The waves at the beginning drive past Elko eventually leads were my favourite part; they were down a dirt road and then the way more intense. I was scared toughest part of the trip: the steep when I fell out of the boat but hike down to the raft put in area. everything was ok,” said 18 year old Being on the west slope on the Rain Kuystermans. edge of the Canadian Rockies means “I liked the whole day. I thought I the area is desert and usually hotter was going to be scared but I wasn’t. than Fernie. Not a single cloud in I rode the bull (sitting on the front the sky and the air was a warm 27 pontoon of the raft). I especially degrees; perfect for a white water liked meeting the people on my excursion because nobody came off boat,” said 19 year Zoe Mudrack. that river dry. “The beautiful thing about the Elk On the shore, we could see the River is we can hit up almost all of class four rapids right from the start. the waves on the 16 km section,” OHF tell 100I Mile House Free Press I was a bit nervous and I could said Hatch. “There are only a couple wasn’t the only one. ABN Abbotsford Newsthat we know we need to of spots The safety briefings from guide stay away from. Wood on a river is MTN Abbotsford Mission Times Mark Hatch were thorough and his dangerous, but there is very little on Commox Record instructions were clear. He CVR repeated theValley section of the Elk River we run the information and demonstrated we are below the Elko dam.” FFP Fernie as Free Press exactly what to do if one of us fell KamloopsThe Thisnarrow Week river and towering out of the raft. Which wayKTW to swim, cliff faces at Phillips Canyon were a which direction our feetKNA should Kootenay West Advertiser beautiful highlight of the day. What point and how to pull each other made my day awesome though LNT Langley Times out of the water. was the engaging and reassuringly MRNthink Maple repetitive Ridge News safety talks by our “If you fall out of the boat, like a spawning salmon to help NTC your Northen Connectorguide - Prince animated so Rupert I could actually buddy pull you back into the raft,” feel the thrill of the big waves rather PVQ Parksville Qualicum said Hatch. than fear them. The trip was a great Big splashes were abundant the Arch PANas Peace News combo of super safe adventurous Elk River is at mid flow with high fun which I didn’t know was PWN Penticton News water still decreasing from the flood possible with white water rafting. PNV Prince Rupert N. View levels. The rafting season started on A couple from Calgary who at the QCOsatQuesnel Cariboo May Observer long weekend and goes the front of our boat was instantly into September seven days a week. RMD Richmond News named the “Wave Slayers” by our Inflatable kayaks are available guide and we soon found out LSN why. Salmontoo Armwhen Lakeshore News levels drop in the river The class four rapids two SMI minutes August. Smithers Interior News after launching off shore cooled us If heart pounding white water SND open Surrey Now off quickly and had my eyes isn’t your idea of fun, scenic raft large. TRS Terracetours Standard leave from the Stanford Inn at Waves came crashing over top of 4 pm daily. TCN Tri-City News

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A tiny piece of equipment in constant evolution

Get in shape to avoid injury I

t may surprise you to learn this, walking, and cycling will all help but physical fitness is an essential in keeping these joints and muscles part of playing golf. Any golf pro lubricated and supple. will tell you that training and regular exercise greatly help to At the golf course, start reduce the risk of injury, your golfing routine especially back pain, gradually, as most tendonitis, or strained Golfers who want injuries are caused by muscles. That means abrupt movements. to have a long, golfers who want to Your golf coach successful season could also check your have a long, successful season should consider should consider technique and make committing to a fitness committing to a adjustments to your program. Starting swing, if necessary. fitness program. Before playing your an exercise regimen immediately and first round of golf, sticking to it will help you would be wise to them golf pain- and spend some time on strain-free all summer the practice course. long. Start by hitting balls with your short irons to build a rhythm, then proceed Consulting a healthcare professional to your long irons and finish your before starting a regular exercise training session with the woods. program is always a good idea. A personal trainer or fitness centre Get into the habit of doing warm employee will be able to suggest a up exercises before every game: do program that will help you improve a few arm and shoulder stretches your flexibility, endurance, and and loosen up your back with some balance. The areas of the body most gentle twists and hip rotations. A strained in golfing are the base of few minutes of stretching will help the spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, you to avoid injury throughout your and upper body. Stretching exercises, golfing season.


esigned to elevate the ball on the teeoff, the tee has evolved considerably over the years. This simple little wooden peg has made a lot of progress and still remains an important accessory for golfers.

It’s hard to believe that one of the smallest and most useful accessories continues to help golfers improve their game!

The time is long gone when players used a pile of sand to elevate the ball! The arrival of the wooden tee not only allowed golfers to improve their drives but also to avoid damaging

the grass on the tee-offs. Tees have become much more sophisticated over the years. These days they are made mainly from variously coloured wood

or plastic. S o m e g o l f e r s prefer the traditional wooden tees for their effectiveness, while others will opt for those made in plastic because of their greater durability. Large manufacturers of golf equipment are constantly searching for improvements and a wide variety of tees

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are now available on the market. One option is the wooden tee in two colours and varying lengths, while the range of plastic tees is more elaborate. Apart from conventional tees it is also possible to obtain “zero friction” tees, where the ball is placed on three small supports. There are also oversized “brush” tees that reduce the rotation of the ball and tees of adjustable heights. Biodegradable tees made of bamboo are also available in specialized stores. It’s hard to believe that one of the smallest and most useful accessories continues to help golfers improve their game!

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Kenny Munshaw Beverley Mahood Canadian rock and country singer

Country music singer and songwriter & co-host of CMT

Come out and enjoy the entertainment at our meet and greet at 6:30pm on July 25th at the Elkford Conference Centre! Elkford's Own

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Van Horne golfs 153 holes for BC ALS Golfathon Executive Director of ALS BC thanks Golf Pro By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


endy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC, travelled across the province to personally thank each golf professional who participated in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS including golf pro Michael Van Horne at Fernie Golf and Country Club. Van Horne golfed 153 holes in the high heat on July 2. With the community’s help, Van Horne and staff at Fernie Golf & Country Club were able to raise over $2,000 for ALS patient services. “I’ve never had the chance to do this before as my previous boss always did it because he could play more holes,” said Van Horne. “I started with glow in the dark golf balls at predawn and finished at 7 pm in what felt like 35 degrees. I drank 36 bottles of water and five Powerades. It was more mental than physical. I was happy to do it.” The hot weather meant there were few golfers playing the course that day allowing Van Horne to play at his own pace; his fastest round was 1:06 minutes. All of these hard earned funds go directly to ALS patients like Fernie local Helen Dodgson. Dodgson was diagnosed with ALS in June 2012 but she started noticing signs in the fall of 2011. “I would be playing darts but they would never make it to the target, they would just fall to the floor,” said Dodgson. “Walking with my friends, I would have to sit down (to


rest) over and over again.” “I’d never make it without the ALS Society in BC and Alberta and my physiotherapist, Bridget Hemsted. They have been incredibly kind and helpful,” said Dodgson. ALS has been providing equipment aids to Dodgson such as a motorized wheel chair that costs more than $15,000. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet. The ALS Society also arranges Dodgson’s Home Health Services that include home care nurses, home support care aids and occupational and physical therapy to keep Dodgson as independent as possible. “Home care helps me to get showered and dressed in the morning and again at night.” said Dodgson. “If I had to do that on my own, it would take me three hours on each side. The fatigue is the worst. I get frustrated a lot.” What started as a fundraiser with one golf pro now has 107 pros across the province golfing from dawn until after dusk to raise awareness and funds for ALS patients. Donations can still be made at the pro shop or at: www.golfathonforals. ca

Helen Dodgson (seated) appreciates the efforts of Golf Pro Mike Van Horne and ALS Executive Director Wendy Toyer. Photo by T. Hynd

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Avalanche City victorious over Southern Alberta's best Flash Fury/Abby Lewtas Avalanche City Roller Girls


valanche City Roller Girls travelled to Lethbridge on Saturday to take on the best of Southern Alberta. The top players from Medicine Hat and Lethbridge joined forces to create Southern Alberta's 'all star' team and put the challenge out to the Fernie Roller Girls. ACRG answered the call! After East Kootenay Roller Derby League shortened their 2013 playing season, ACRG signed up for a number of other bouts with teams across British Columbia and Alberta. On Saturday ACRG lined up against the best of Southern Alberta. Unsure of the talent and teamwork of this new team, the girls approached the

game with determination to win. With a short bench of only nine skaters, ACRG dominated the first half, gaining lead jammer on almost every jam. This meant the Fernie girls racked up the points entering the second half in the lead and in control of the game. ACRG continued to dominate in the second half. They didn't let up the entire game, fighting it out until the very end. Despite being short on players ACRG ran away with the game defeating the Southern Alberta all stars 192 to 67. The win was a huge boost for the team who is only in its second year of competition. Southern Alberta's coach and team gave credit to the Avalanche City girls remarking how impressed they were with

the strength and hard work of the team. Last week ACRG travelled to Red Deer to play the Belladonnas, ranked in the top 10 of Canada. Despite their loss in this game, ACRG drew experience and lessons from the opportunity to play with one of Canada's best teams. ACRG's next games are closer to home. They face off against Creston in Cranbrook on July 27. The ladies will finally be back on home turf playing at the Fernie Memorial Arena against Kimberley on Sunday, July 28. It’s a make up game after the original game was cancelled due to the recent floods. Spectators come on out and cheer our Roller Girls on!

Golf results Submitted


vent: Low Gross from the Gold Tees

Attendance Prizes: Park Place draw: Kay Chesley Odessey Gift Certificate:  Donna Miller Sleeve of Pinnacle Golf Balls:  Kathy Jaeb Event Winners: 0-23:  Bridget Hemsted 24-29:  Shelley L'Estrange 30-35:  Marilyn Ononfrychuk 36+:  Marilyn Bruschetta Skins:   Marilyn Onofrychuk, Patti Kuntz and Kay Chesley

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Forest Latimer Forest set a new record running the Lungbuster course in 36 minutes and 49 seconds. Way to run, Forest!

It was another beautiful day on the Fernie Golf Course with over 29 ladies coming out to support each other in a fun round of golf. A special welcome is extended to Michelle Hardy who joined the morning group for the first time. Honourable mention goes to  Marilyn Onofrychuk and Patti Kuntz, both scored deuces on the course on Tuesday.   Special thanks goes to the Ladies' Day sponsors including:   The Best Western, Odyssey/Investia, Overwaitea, Park Place, The Tipple, Vitality Body and Mind, Fernie Chiropractic, Investor's Group and Freshies.

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RDEK Public Hearing Notices BYLAW 2480 & 2481 Bylaw Amendments - Baynes Lake The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Hedy Seaborn to amend the Baynes Lake Official Community Plan and the South Country Zoning and Floodplain Management Bylaw. If approved, the amendments will amend the designations of the subject property to accommodate a two lot subdivision. The property is located on Sharpe Road in Baynes Lake as shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2480 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Baynes Lake Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2319, 2011 – Amendment Bylaw No. 2, 2013 (Sharpe Road / Seaborn)” will amend the designation of Lot A, District Lot 132, Kootenay District, Plan 13924 from RR, Rural Resource to SH, Small Holdings. Bylaw No. 2481 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – South Country Zoning and Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 2320, 2011 – Amendment Bylaw No. 4, 2013 (Sharpe Road / Seaborn) will amend the designation of Lot A, District Lot 132, Kootenay District, Plan 13924 from RR-60, Rural Resource Zone to RS-4, Residential (Acreage) Zone. A public hearing will be held at:

Baynes Lake Community Hall 468 Jaffray-Baynes Lake Road Baynes Lake, BC Tuesday, July 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area A and Electoral Area B. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing.

Sunday Summer Socials By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff


halk, giant chess set, beeswax art, water sprinklers, DJ’d music and the Sushi truck were all Made in Fernie to fit last Sunday’s Downtown Summer Social theme. Three blocks of Fernie’s 2nd Ave are pedestrian only from 1 to 4 pm making the sunny streets available for larger groups and families with strollers and chariots to meander. It’s a friendly space for kids, scooters, family and friends. All the restaurant patios are open with the Yama2Go truck and its shady awning. The sunshine was complemented by the refreshing breeze scented by the sweet petunias bursting blooms. Come check out next Sunday’s theme.

Wildlife sightings this week

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BYLAW 2477 Bylaw Amendment - Hosmer The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Heinz and Jeanne Kraps to amend the Elk Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will change the designation of part of the property to accommodate a subdivision to create a new residential lot. The subject property is located on Stephenson Road in Hosmer and is shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2477 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Elk Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 829, 1990 – Amendment Bylaw No. 66, 2013 (Stephenson Road / Kraps)” will amend the zoning designation of part of the subject property from RR-8, Rural Residential (Country) Zone to RR-2, Rural Residential (Small Holding) Zone. A public hearing will be held at:

Hosmer Community Hall Front Street & 6th Avenue, Hosmer, BC Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area A, the City of Fernie and the District of Sparwood. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing.

By Kathy Murray WildSafeBC Community Coordinator

Fernie A bear was reported breaking into a trailer on Beach Avenue in West Fernie and bear sightings reported by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

Recreational Trails Bear sightings reported by mountain bikers on Swine Flu Trail in the Fairy Creek recreational area and in Mt Fernie Provincial Park by the campground.

Sparwood Black bear cubs and a cougar have been reported at the Mountain Shadows Campground. Black bear sightings reported on Mountain Ash Crescent.

Saskatoon berries are starting to ripen in lower elevations which will draw bears to valley bottoms to feed. WildSafeBC turns to social media to help get its message out WildSafeBC, the successor to the very successful Bear Aware program, has turned to the use of social media to help in its efforts to reduce humanwildlife conflict throughout the province. “When we were ‘Bear Aware’ and our focus was solely on black bears and grizzlies, we were busy,” says Provincial Coordinator Frank Ritcey, “but now that we are dealing with all forms of human-wildlife conflict, we’re incredibly busy. Because of that increase we needed to find a way to expand our messaging beyond the standard face-to-face educational processes that we used to employ.”

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Facebook pages have been created for the twenty plus communities that WildSafeBC has coordinators based in. One primary page has been established for the whole of the province ( wildsafebc). “The beauty of these pages is that they not only allow us to provide information to the public, but it also gives the public a chance to tell us about their concerns” added Ritcey. Coupled with their mapping system (www.wildsafebc. com/warp) that provides an overview of conflicts throughout the province, the addition of our local Facebook page, WildSafeBC Elk Valley, will help round out the program’s digital presence. For more information on preventing Wildlife/Human conflict visit www.wildsafebc. com.

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Kenneth Matthew Whitelaw 1922 - 2013 Kenneth Matthew Whitelaw, aged 91 years, passed away peacefully at Kamloops, B.C. on June 30, 2013. He is sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years June, sons Bruce of Clearwater, B.C., Neal (Cindy) of Fairview, Alta., 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Pearl and brother Jack. Messages to the family may be left at www.

Brent Wellman Jan. 17, 1981-July 10, 1997

We would like to thank everyone who helped out in our community of Hosmer during the flood - family, friends, neighbors, residents and businesses of the Elk Valley, Hosmer Fire Department, Red Cross Relief Coordinators, RCMP and Security. For fear of missing someone we are not going to name individuals BUT to EVERYONE who provided heavy equipment, filled and delivered sandbags, provided food, provided safe keeping for our horses, delivered pumps, hoses, brooms, shop vacs and industrial fans, who helped clean-up and get stuff out of our basements, took furniture to storage, put on a BBQ lunch, delivered food and meals, supplied us with water and so much more!!! Also for the moral support of everyone - words are not enough! With our heartfelt thanks and gratitude Shari & Rick Gris and Nicole & Chris Frank

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FRANK FISHER: 1919 - 2013 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Frank Fisher announce his passing on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 94 years of age. Frank was born in Natal, British Columbia on April 2, 1919. He grew up in the beautiful Elk Valley and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping throughout the valley and in various other communities throughout his life. As a young man Frank served in the Canadian Army in World War II and then returned to Canada to start a new life where he worked in various jobs in mining, forestry, on the railroad, and at a sawmill. He lived throughout different parts of British Columbia, but spent most of his life with his loving family in the East Kootenays. Frank had a terrific zest for life. He enjoyed a good retirement which included over 20 years of living in Morrissey engaged in active fishing, hunting, and trapping until his health slowed him down from his favourite outdoor activities. Frank is survived by his daughter Carmen Sprlak of Kamloops, sons Randy (Linda) of Ft. St. John, Ron (Edgar) of Elko, and Eric (Tim) of Cranbrook, and daughter Shirley Eleuterio (Frank) of Wardner. He will also be remembered lovingly by seven grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Frank was predeceased by his wife Frances of 33 years, and later on by his companion Liz Dvorak of 22 years. Frank’s Interment will be in Coleman, Alberta next to his wife Frances. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

Seems like yesterday, oh how I miss your smile, your laugh, your hugs. I feel I was robbed from watching you graduate, get married, have children. I see your smile, your bright blue eyes. All I have are memories that will never die. We often speak your name and drop a tear or two, but the memories we have of you keep us strong everyday through and through. Forever in our hearts, Love Mom, John, Brandon, Jeremy & Family XO XO XO

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Ezekiel "Zeke" Hawk Fantuz 1993 - 2013 Ezekiel “Zeke” Hawk Fantuz was born on January 21, 1993 weighing just over 4lbs and passed away on June 24, 2013. He grew from a tiny preemie baby to a fine young man in he blink of an eye. He always had a wonderful smile for everyone he met and he loved to talk about the outdoors, work, hunting, basketball, archery – but especially hunting. Zeke graduated from Fernie Senior Secondary School in 2011 and since that time had attended College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, spent time working, hunting and doing anything else that interested him. This fall would have seen him attending Selkirk College in Castlegar, where he would have been taking the Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Course. Zeke’s love for his family and friends was possibly the only thing that superseded his passion for the outdoors and hunting. We will all miss his smiling face, his goodness, his kindness, his politeness, his sense of humor, the fact he would always stop to chat, and all the “I love you’s” he gave along the way. Zeke’s passing has left a hole in our hearts that can never be mended, but our love for him will live on. A soul in such a rush to meet and greet everyone in the world has now left us too quickly. Rest In Peace Ezekiel, until we meet again. Love all your family and friends. There has been a Trust Fund set up in Zeke’s name at CIBC.

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WANTED: Electrical Journeyman in the Elk Valley. $36/hr plus full Benefit Package starting after 3 month probation period. We are looking for someone with commercial, industrial electrical experience, self-motivated, and punctual. You will be responsible for applying Safe work practices as well as using your vast knowledge of the trade. If you believe this is you, please be ready to show us why when you call: 250.425.5464 . Please also email Resume to:

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME buncher and butt’n’top operator required for a logging contractor in the Smithers area. Competitive rates & benefit package available. Please call 250-847-1531 or 250-8470586 or fax resume to 250847-1532 Full-Time Year Round


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Thank You We cannot begin to name all of the people we need to thank on behalf of the Zeke Fantuz Family. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and a special thank you to the RCMP, especially Corporal Pat Prefontaine,(and his family), the RCMP Dive Team. All the SAR’s teams from all over the area, and especially their coordinator Peter Reid (and Wendy), as well as Greg Bedwell and the Swift Water Dive Teams. Clay Wilson, of Bighorn Helicopters. Thank you to Van Horne Towing. Thank you to BC Hydro, especially to Bill Hermann and Frank Rad. Thank you to Brian Clarkson, and the staff at Cranbrook Photo for their generous hearts and gifts. Thank you to Len Wright. Thank you to Jolene Gorrie for providing her time and effort at the Command Centre and being on First Aid standby. A special thank you to Bill Bennett for his assurance that Zeke will never be forgotten in legislature. Thanks to the Fernie Rod and Gun Club and the Guide Outfitters of BC for all their support. Brenda Downie for her special care of our son once he was recovered from the river. Thank you to the LDS Church in Jaffray, and the Relief Society Women for helping us in our time of need. Thank you to McPherson’s Funeral Home. Thank you to Garfield and Phyllis Johnson. Thank you to our fine communities, there is no better place to live. Thank you for the use of the Jaffray Community Hall for days on end. Words cannot express our gratitude and to all the people who dropped off items. To all our local businesses, local kayakers, our friends, our families, people who didn’t even know us before this; who gave their support, for people who searched tirelessly, people who prepared food, to the people who put their hearts and souls into helping us bring Zeke home. Thank you to each and every person who sent us cards, left us cards and gifts, gave or will donate to Zeke’s Trust to ensure a lasting legacy. Thank you to all the people who gave their time, gave their prayers, and gave us amazing support. We don’t want to miss anyone, we hope we haven’t, and apologize if we did. So to YOU. All of you, you know who you are; whatever it was, anything you did; everything you did… it made a difference to us. We are, and will always be, eternally grateful. And, last but not least, thank you Uncle Bill.


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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

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It was in this shack but no station office. of starting operation all the equipment was so, with the intention shed had been that that was happening, and business. The or freight all the materials unpacked, the cases were Press a newspaper type set for same built. When out of a tent, The Free had laid and the first Free Press is still in the and equipment he was born. Free Press. G.G lot, on Second Avenue. to ordered finally arrived, it The the In August 1898 Mr. It was also home to he Free Press is one He then went east in Fernie. for thrown out of the train editor and his family plant and stock was of the oldest business Henderson arrived dumped into two feet town didn’t buy the in the quite a few weeks, to build a first and in Fernie. Almost as Although the as hotel of snow. much back then, necessary newspaper and job Free dead of winter, soon as people were settling look like The first home of The to Mr. Henderson had a hunch class was hard in the area and starting printing office, returning Press was in a 12 foot x accommodation early days want- that it was going to grow the of the build the town, they shack, to come by in amazing, late in November 12 foot rough board Fernie. of ed a community newspaper into somethingbrother Mr. same year. present in in the rear of the news, so he and his to spread the local The railway was then else R.L. Henderson bought a lot events and everything

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hannon Lyon is bringing his music to Fernie. Lyon’s upcoming performance at Infinitea T-Bar and Boutique on Monday, July 22 is part of a 24-date tour spanning from Ontario to Vancouver Island. “When I was a teenager, I saw Neil Diamond in concert. I remember thinking I can do that. So I went out and bought a guitar and found out quite quickly that I couldn’t,” said Lyon. That was Lyon’s start nearly two decades ago. “When I hear Shannon [Lyon], I hear the rhythms of the Midnight Cowboy, the harmonies of an earth-bound angel, the acoustic guitar that knows the pain of a heart, the steel guitar that stirs the lonely and restless lovers. But most of all, I hear the voice that echoes Earle, Farrar and Buckner, a voice that haunts you like a heavy fog on a barren field on a cool October morning,” said Bob Egan, who has played for Wilco and Blue Rodeo. “Playing is quite physical. We all love melody and music. (Music) is very archaic and tribal and I’ve never turned away from it. I’ve put a lot of time into my own music. Then I started working with other musicians recording their music. They say to learn something, you do it. To master something, you teach it,” said Lyon. It’s Lyon’s first lengthy Canadian tour since the mid-1990s as he has spent the last decade touring in Europe. Lyon is a hard-working musician who has released 10 studio albums and also has his

own studio, producing and mixing albums for other artists, particularly other singer-songwriters. Over the years, he has toured and shared the stage with artists like Ray LaMontagne, Lucinda Williams, Blue Rodeo and Bruce Cockburn. Lyon was the first Canadian signed to Richard Branson’s postVirgin Records label V2 in 2004 with the release of the critically-acclaimed album ‘Wandered’, which was produced and recorded in a 17th-century farmhouse in the south of Holland with acclaimed Dutch producer Bj Baartmans. Lyon signed with Canadian roots label Busted Flat Records, and has since released five of Lyon’s albums, including his latest, ‘Broken Things’. ‘Broken Things’, which was recorded in Holland and released last year, is stripped down and raw. Billboard magazine describes the album as “meticulously crafted songs that rely largely on his talent for words and melody...untainted and pure!” Shannon has lived in various parts of Eastern Canada and he moved to Holland in 2000. Having spent almost a decade living and performing in Europe, he has an interesting perspective about being a working musician inside and outside Canada. Come out to Infinitea to soak up Lyon’s melodies as he shares stories from his life as a troubadour and working musician while living in Canada and in Europe. To learn more about Lyon, visit www.

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Pirates spotted at Rocky Mountain Village barbeque By Mary Giulliano Submitted


ocky Mountain Village held its annual resident and family barbecue. A pirate theme made the event quite festive with most residents dressing up in some small way and table centerpieces consisting of small wooden trunks filled with gold coins and beads. Music and barbecued burgers with salads and ice cream were enjoyed by a large number of residents and family and friends with speeches by the Manager and Mayor on Wednesday, July 10. Ahoy Mateys!

Photo by Mary Giulliano

Did you know.....

Will Stroet

Will Stroet is an award-winning bilingual children’s entertainer. He has a show on Kids’ CBC Television called Will’s Jams and was featured on Dragon’s Den. He will be at the library

There were four young entrepreneur booths at the Mountain Market Sunday. So great to see. 16 and under get free booths at the market. Photos by Dawn Deydey

The Free Press has been the community newspaper in the Elk Valley for 115 years.

We deliver to 7,000 homes and businesses across the Elk Valley every week.

We employ over 40 kids and adults in the Elk Valley from kids delivering papers to editorial and sales staff.

Our current staff have been working at The Free Press for almost 60 combined years with almost 80 years of combined newspaper experience.

The Free Press has donated over a quarter million dollars in sponsorship to non profit groups in the Elk Valley in 2012 and plan to do the same in 2013.

We are BC Owned and Operated with David Black starting his first paper in Williams Lake. gets over 10,000 unique visitors per month with almost 40,000 page views.

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

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Schedule of Events

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 Elkford’s Own Coal Creek Boys playing live as well & 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 7:30 to 8:15am Continental Breakfast Available Marty McSorley ~ 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 5:30pm Dinner (tickets for general public $30.00), & co-host of CMT Awards, Raffle, Silent Auction Kenny Munshaw - Canadian Country Music Artist 9:30pm Silent Auction Closed for the night & Live Music Continues

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.


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New No Access, No Hunting, No Shooting Safety Boundary in 2013 Teck respectfully asks backcountry users to observe the new No Access, No Hunting, No Shooting boundary on the Marten Wheeler exploration site near Marten Ridge and Wheeler Ridge off Corbin Road, effective July 10, 2013. Heavy machinery will be operating in this area throughout the rest of 2013 as Teck carries out active exploration drilling in the area.

This safety boundary has been created in consultation with local backcountry users to allow access to as much of Teck’s private land as possible, while ensuring that our workers and members of the public are safe during active mine exploration work.

• Expect to see work vehicles on

• Always know where you are in relation

• Slow down around work sites

• Be aware of workers near the perimeter

access roads in this area

to the no access boundary of the active work site

For more information or to report an incident, please call 250.433.1614 or ask at the gatehouse. Electronic maps available at

The Free Press, July 18, 2013  

July 18, 2013 edition of the The Free Press

The Free Press, July 18, 2013  

July 18, 2013 edition of the The Free Press