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A village remembers GREG AMOS/VALLEY ECHO PHOTO Cadet Instructor Cadre and Canal Flats resident John Restemeyer salutes the cenotaph after laying a wreath with his daughter Heidi Restemeyer, 11, during the Remembrance Day service in the village on Monday, November 11th. “My dad served in World War II, so of course I'm remembering him,” said Mr. Restemeyer. "Remembrance Day is is an opportunity for people to understand the sacrifice that Canadian servicemen and women made, and soldiers around the world, for our freedoms. It's nice to see the people of the village out, and some of the kids." Embossed on a plaque at the Canal Flats cenotaph is the following phrase: "And at the going down of the sun, we shall remember them.” Invermere and Edgewater also held services on Remembrance Day — see more photos on page A11.

Community planning project takes new route DAN WALTON

The District of Invermere has new funding for Imagine Invermere 2030, and is offering to split $15,000 among community groups with similar interests. During the Imagine Invermere info session at Pynelogs Cultural Centre on the evening of Thursday, November 7th, Mayor Gerry Taft announced the new funding formula, claiming that the district is now taking a

"bottom-up approach, rather than a top-down." And while the District of Invermere continues to put forth its best effort to execute Imagine Invermere 2030 — formerly called the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan — Mr. Taft said that limited district staff and resources made it difficult to achieve. "Most ideas that were brainstormed were falling back to the district to complete," he said. "We started working on some but realized going forward that it wasn't going to be sustainable." The well-attended info session was hosted by coun-

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cillors and Imagine Invermere board members Paul Denchuk and Spring Hawes. Special presentations were made by groups already benefiting from the plan — one from the community greenhouse and another from a recycler of wood by-products. In addition to the $15,000 support for the plan, the district has budgeted money for networking, advertising, and some flexibility for the Imagine Invermere team, Mr. Taft said. CONTINUES TO PAGE A3

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Waxing poetic Left: On Tuesday, November 5th, these cedar waxwings travelled through Invermere on their way south, stopping at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue to feed on mountain ash berries. They were part of a very large flock that cleaned up the berries in about half an hour. Anxious to be on their way, most did not even stop to rest, picking and eating the berries while still flying! (photo by Barrie Hawes) Bottom: Toby Creek Nordic Club president Lyle Wilson gave a ski waxing workshop at the club's annual Open House at the Crazy Soles store in Invermere, also on Tuesday, November 5th. The Open House was an opportunity for new and returning members to purchase a 2013/14 membership, which includes unlimited use of the Lake Windermere Whiteway trail system, discounted trail passes at Nipika Mountain Resort, club crosscountry ski nights, and more. To find out more and to register, visit . (photo by Nicole Trigg)

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Page Three Energy Diet offers carbon offsets STEVE HUBRECHT

Regional and municipal governments in the East Kootenay can now buy their carbon offsets locally and achieve their carbon neutral commitments by putting some funding into the East Kootenay Energy Diet program. “It is a local reduction project,” said Regional District of East Kootenay community energy manager Megan Lohmann, adding this means money local governments put into the Energy Diet program counts as carbon offset credits. So far the regional district is the only local government putting money into the Energy Diet program, which is also funded by the Columbia Basin Trust, B.C. Hydro and Fortis BC. The Energy Diet is at present just a pilot project, but basically provides incentives and helps coach East Kootenay residents through the process of making their homes more energy efficient. “Local governments can still achieve their commitments but also have a benefit for residents,” said Mrs. Lohmann. The program is attracting interest in the Upper Columbia Valley – as attested by the almost full house of nearly 30 residents attending a meeting on the project at Radium's Prestige Inn on Thursday, November 7th. This may be partly because Upper Columbia Valley homes tend to

have much more expensive heating systems (usually propane heating, heating oil or electric heating) than houses in the Cranbrook and Kimberley area (which, thanks to a natural gas pipeline in the area, have the more affordable option of natural gas heating). The Energy Diet involves having your home assessed and then retrofitted, then re-assessed. Subsidies mean the normally $300 assessment currently costs $40 and LiveSmart B.C. is offering a $1500 incentive to anybody who undertakes three of what it calls energy efficiency actions (usually improving insulation plus two other actions to retrofit your home to make it more energy efficient). The subsidies and incentives will not be offered long — those interested must sign up for the initial assessment before December 10th. Those who then want to continue with the program and get the LiveSmart incentive must complete the three renovations and have their home reassessed by the end of March. “It's a tight timeline, but if people were already thinking of doing some renovation this winter, it's a great opportunity,” said Mrs. Lohmann. The crowd at the Prestige Inn meeting also heard about other energy efficiency opportunities in the valley from biomass business owner David Dubois and solar-power business owner Bill Swan. For more on the East Kootenay Energy Diet, check out

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The 2013 annual general meeting of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society will feature an exciting illustrated lecture by modern-day explorer and part-time Invermere resident Paul Bauman. Archaeology is inherently a destructive science; once excavated, an archeological site is essentially destroyed. Geophysicist Paul Bauman, the technical director of the geophysics group at WorleyParsons, in Calgary, uses sophisticated geophysical investigation techniques that allow a site to be explored without being disturbed, working as a radiologist does in a surgical team. Admission to the event on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the David Thompson Secondary School Theatre is by donation. Paul will take us to some of the sites that proved pivotal in defining Western Canada, Western civilization, and even humanity. In his presentation, Paul will rediscover the architecture of a Hudson Bay Company trading post that was burned to the ground in 1861. In Israel, he will locate a previously unknown cave at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. And along the Dead Sea coast, he will explore a remote cave near the Dead Sea, the Cave of Letters, lived in by rebels of the Roman Empire. It was in this cave that the largest collection of Roman glassware, Roman period clothing, and papyrus scrolls found anywhere in the Roman Empire, was recovered. In Nazareth, he will identify a build'IMAGINE INVERMERE' FROM PAGE A1

Funding will be directed through the board of directors, which currently has several openings. The members prioritize, in no particular order, four main communal benefits: protecting the environment, ensuring economic viability, enriching community life, and partnering for success. "We already have a great start with who we have now, but to fill the vacancies, and the vacancies we may have in the future,

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ing beneath the marble floor of a renowned art shop, and then smash through the floor with a sledge hammer to find whatever lies beneath. In Europe, geophysics will be used to reconstruct the architecture of the Nazi extermination camp of Sobibor, destroyed and buried by the Nazi SS after a desperate revolt in 1943. And in the vast Donana wetlands of southern Spain, Paul will assist archaeologists in locating what they believe to be the lost city of Atlantis, and to help determine where the people of Atlantis went after their city was destroyed. Paul Bauman is an avid hiker, climber and skier. Aspects of his archaeo-geophysical work have been the subject of a NOVA documentary (Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land), a National Geographic movie entitled “Finding Atlantis,” and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including in Time, National Geographic, and the Reader’s Digest. He was recently invited to present at the first ever TEDx talks in Canmore. it would be good to see a cross-section of the community, so that it's not just people coming from one sector,” said Mr. Taft. Imagine Invermere 2030 is a planning document which aims to increase community sustainability through setting measurable goals and a realistic formula towards sustainability. Mr. Taft said that the plan is based on ideas rather than specific operations. "Official community plans can be quite detailed, whereas the purpose of this plan is a lot more conceptual,” he said.

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GREG AMOS/VALLEY ECHO PHOTO A frosty peak in the Fairmont Range juts into a clear blue sky above the Rockies on Monday, November 11th, in this shot taken about halfway between Fairmont Hot Springs and Canal Flats. Clouds hemmed in many of the Columbia Valley peaks early on Remembrance Day, but dissipated to reveal the mountains later on.

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Wilmer and Dry Gulch will no longer be the only two communities in the Upper Columbia Valley that aren't part of an official community plan (OCP), after the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) voted to bring them into the plan for Area G. After lengthy consultations with area residents and other stakeholders, the regional district board of directors gave first and second reading to a bylaw amendment to bring those two communities into the Steamboat-Jubilee Mountain OCP, which guides planning decisions for the rest of Area G, including Radium Resort. "These are the two missing links," said Area G director Gerry Wilkie. A plan to amend the OCP has been in the works since last summer, and a public hearing is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25th at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce building at the Invermere crossroads.

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Members of the public are invited to state their opinions on the amended OCP for the last time before it moves to third and fourth reading. While the overarching philosophy of the Steamboat-Jubilee Mountain OCP won't be changing, it will state the values, concerns and aspirations of these particular communities, said Mr. Wilkie. "The people of Wilmer virtually said, 'We love our community the way it is; we don't want things to change that much', so we reflected that in the plan," he said. "In the case of Dry Gulch, we are responding to a request for higher density in order to support the community's longstanding need for an adequate water system. The development community can then work together to bring in a water system along with other agencies." Also written into the plan for both Dry Gulch and Wilmer is wetland protection. "(The OCP) will give that section of the valley a guidance for the people who live there and for people who are looking at developing for the foreseeable future," said Mr. Wilkie.

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$66 million spent to 'talk' about aboriginal kids TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has spent 10 years and $66 million on meetings and consultants to discuss aboriginal "governance" of children in protective care, while actual services such as domestic violence safe houses remain inadequate to meet the need. That conclusion emerges from a new report from B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who calls it a "confused, unstable and bizarre area of public policy" where millions continue to be spent without accountability. "For example," Mrs. Turpel-Lafond wrote, "nearly $35 million was spent discussing regional aboriginal authorities, including large expenditures on paying people to meet, hiring consultants to facilitate those meetings, and producing materials of questionable practical value following such meetings that almost never addressed the actual difficulties children and youth were experiencing in their lives – issues such as parental addiction, domestic violence, poverty, neglect and the need

for mental health services or special needs support." Stephanie Cadieux, B.C.'s Minister of Children and Family Development, said Wednesday she accepts the findings of the report, and agrees that the ministry "strayed from its mandate to provide direct services." A new deputy minister appointed two years ago has worked to redirect ministry spending to services for those in need, Mrs. Cadieux said. She acknowledged that another $8 million is being spent this fiscal year on impractcal "nation to nation" talks before consulting contracts exMary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

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pire. NDP children and families critic Carole James said she supports the concept of delegating child welfare to aboriginal communities where it's practical to do so. But she said it's "appalling" that millions are spent on high-level meetings while there is an eight-month waiting list for youth mental health services. The B.C. Liberal government has a track record of this, going back to former premier Gordon Campbell, who recruited a South African expert as deputy minister to impose a new aboriginal child care system, she said. "They put out a big idea or a slogan, say they're going to move it, and then have no plan to implement it properly, with resources, with clear outcomes," Mrs. James said. "The tragedy with this one is it's aboriginal children who are suffering," she added. Mrs. Cadieux said it isn't fair to conclude all the money was wasted. The ministry has better relationships with aboriginal communities, and still provides direct services across the province, she said.

Regional District of East Kootenay BYLAW 2499 Bylaw Amendment - Wilmer - Dry Gulch The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an amendment to the Steamboat - Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan, located within Electoral Area G, that will extend the boundaries of this plan to cover both the Wilmer and Dry Gulch areas. The Official Community Plan is a long-term strategic planning document; the proposed amendment will establish policies for land use in the Wilmer and Dry Gulch areas. The bylaw amendment and map schedules are available at Bylaw No. 2499 is cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay - Steamboat - Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1926, 2006 - Amendment Bylaw No. 8, 2013 (Wilmer-Dry Gulch / RDEK).” A public hearing will be held at:

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A shared disaster GREG AMOS

Natural disasters? Aside from the odd forest fire, those don't affect the Columbia Valley. Being well out of reach of tsunamis and safely inland of the earthquake subduction zone that affects coastal B.C., valley residents likely have little connection to "super typhoon" Haiyan that slammed into the Philippines last Friday. But this is not just another disaster in some far-flung region; it's arguably the most violent weather event on the planet in the past 30 years. Much like 9/11 unfolded like a bad Michael Bay movie, the surreal imagery from the super typhoon seemed as though it was lifted from a special-effects-laden disaster movie. With the death toll estimated at 10,000 and likely to rise, Canada's response so far has been poor: just a $5 million commitment to help the Philippines — a country that's been the largest source of immigrants to Canada since 2010, noted Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith in a recent column. While grabbing a coffee at Tim Hortons on Monday, I spoke with one of the more than 10 Filipino temporary foreign workers employed at the restaurant. None of them were from the eastern Visayas, the region hardest hit by the typhoon that packed sustained winds of more than 300 kilometres per hour. Undoubtedly, those workers are thinking of friends and relatives back home. That's likely the same story for all the Filipino workers in the valley. It took two days of prodding before the federal government offered the same dollar-for-dollar matching of Canadian citizen donations for disaster relief in the Philippines as it did in the wake of the earthquake the struck Haiti in 2010. The elephant in the room about this typhoon is the recent frequency with which these powerful storms have been occurring. No one can make a cause-and-effect connection yet, but it's not hard to imagine that a warmer atmosphere — caused by an undeniable rise of global greenhouse gas concentrations — is fueling typhoons, cyclones, and hurricanes into more wicked versions of the storms coastal cities around the world have always known. To donate, go to or call 1-800-418-1111.

MP Report — David Wilks

Canada-EU Trade Agreement benefits us Deeper trade with the European Union will bring good jobs, economic growth and greater longterm prosperity to workers and businesses in key sectors of British Columbia. This historic agreement with the European Union is a big win for workers, businesses and families right here in British Columbia. Throughout the province, hardworking people of B.C. will benefit, especially in key sectors of our local economy. In addition to tariff elimination, the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) provides improved access to European markets for Canadian goods and services, greater certainty, transparency and protection for

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investments, and new opportunities in EU procurement markets. CETA is an historic, 21st century, gold-standard agreement that is the foundation of the most ambitious trade expansion plan in our nation’s history. It is an agreement that will bring benefits to a wide range of sectors in every region of the country and is clear proof of our government’s commitment to opening new, large and dynamic markets to our exporters, workers and businesses. An earlier joint study concluded that CETA could bring a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion annual increase to Canada’s economy. That is the equivalent of adding $1,000 to the average Canadian household’s income or

It was incorrectly stated in last week's edition of The Valley Echo that those participating in the local Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign were required to donate $5 with their parcel for shipping. In fact, the fee is $7. We apologize for the error.

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A family's view on a tragedy The Wilder family told their side of the story at the inquest into the May 2011 death of Patrick Wilder, held from October 21st to 24th in Invermere court. The newspaper reporter was not present for our testimonies in the courtroom; we are now telling our side of the events leading up to Patrick Wilder’s death and how they relate to the recommendations made by the jurors. After Fairmont Hot Springs Resort was sold in 2006, Janet and Patrick Wilder bought an acreage near Burns Lake, B.C. and lived there for four years before returning to Fairmont in 2010 to renovate their business, after a longterm renter had gone into receivership. When Patrick returned, he found that his business neighbour, Tony’s Greek Grill was using his property for parking, storage of refuse bins and signage. In fact, Tony renovated his property to provide access to parking on Patrick’s property. Unhappy with the situation, Patrick decided to mark his property to show where the property line was located. The Wilder family believes that, contrary to Mr. Stergiou's testimony at the

inquiry, he did threaten Patrick on the day Patrick was marking his property. Prompting Patrick to report the incident to the police. At the inquest, Mr. Cameron Ward (the lawyer for our family) stated to police that Tony’s Greek Grill had become a hangout for the RCMP. Staff Sgt. Shehovac stated that they often ate there and that Tony refused payment for the meals he served to the RCMP, and would only accept tips. On the evening of Patrick’s passing, he saw four police cars parked on his property south of Mr. Stergiou's restaurant, and phoned in a complaint to the RCMP dispatch. Police records show the dispatcher remarked Patrick was “a real loony” when she forwarded Patrick's complaint to police. After the call, four police cars left Patrick's property, and he locked up the business and went home. A few minutes later a police car pulled into the parking lot with its siren blasting and lights flashing. An officer told me Patrick had said he was “going to end it all.” In disbelief, I told the officer I was going to search the house and outbuildings, but I couldn't find Patrick. I pleaded with the officers to leave Patrick alone. When the police found out that Patrick had a registered gun, I asked agin for them to give Patrick some space. (In total, I asked them at least seven times

to leave Patrick alone.) At the inquest, I told the court that at that point, police had changed their attitude from helping Patrick to treating him like a criminal. The police left, and asked me to call them if Patrick came back. When he returned, I complied, believing the police wouldn't come back. But they did, and I met them at the outbuilding where patrick was, as the police banged on the door. I felt defeated; I felt there was nothing more I could do to help Patrick, so I gave police the key to the door, hoping he would be all right. I told the inquest that the police did not give Patrick any options; they never offered to get him some help, or take him to see a doctor. We pleaded with Patrick not to take his life, but it was to no avail. It's important to share the fact that in August 2003, Patrick had been taken into police custody after an altercation when officers arrived in response to a noise complaint from a party Patrick's kids were having. They took him into police custody, where Patrick tried to commit suicide twice. This was the only time Patrick had ever tried to take his life. Since all documents were purged, there is no record of this incident and subsequent attempts of suicide. At the inquest, jurors came up with the following recommendation: that the commanding officer of the RCMP in B.C. and the chiefs of all municipal de-

tachments in the province review current practices and policies related to the current file management systems, and to ensure appropriate retention periods for information relating to the confirmed suicide attempts and other mental health incidents in which police and medical intervention is required. At the inquest, I said that if police officers have time to call for tracking dogs, they have time to call a mental health practitioner. The second recommendation made by the jurors is that the provincial health minister consider the feasibility of establishing a network of mental health professionals available to assist front line police officers during their investigations of and interactions with suicidal people. It is our family's hope that these recommendations will serve and protect others from the same demise as that of Patrick Wilder. The transcript from the coroner’s inquest into the death of Patrick Wilder will not be available to our family until December 2013. We will make the verbatim transcript available to anyone who is interested in reading it. We lost a loving husband, father, brother, loyal friend and a great fishing partner. Janet Wilder Fairmont Hot Springs

Food From Scratch — Lara McCormack

An Italian late autumn Every year towards the end of October, I get envious of my younger years when I lived in Europe and traveled every fall into Italy for food celebrations. I based my holiday time on where to travel to try new foods, to discover new wine regions or visit friends who I made while working in London. My, how life has changed moving into this valley, having three kids and running my own business! That being said, I am grateful for that time I had spent in an amazing country that focuses on food as a daily ritual from waking up in the morning until late at night. One of my first visits to Italy took me to a friend's “nonna” (grandmother), who kindly invited me to stay with her. She spoke no English and myself, broken Italian, but once we got into

her kitchen, you would have never known we could not communicate through words. Action in the kitchen is a common language! This woman taught me about dishes I only read about, and to be making them using all local products was an amazing experience. I jotted notes as we went along, and even drew pictures in my book where I had no words to comprehend what I was doing. I was introduced to the family who took me to have pizza in Naples where, where it was apparently invented. (Every Italian has a different story as to where pizza was invented!) We visited the island of Capri, where you chose your fish off the boat and had it cooked in the pier, and we walked the Amafi coast picking lemons larger than our average grocery store grapefruit.

On another trip, I devoured gelato for the first time sitting on a bridge in Florence, sipped Chianti in Greve, picked limes in Sienna, watched Italian men go on wild boar hunts, attempted truffle hunting with no luck and baked bread with a baker in Rome. Yes, my past was full of experiences I look back on and hope to return to one day soon. If you chose to visit Italy, go in the fall when the tourists are gone and the food is at its peak. The following recipe brings fond memories of Italy, and is one that I have immensely enjoyed making over the years. There is so much more to write about this food, but limited space, so here is what I think is the best of the best! CONTINUED ON PAGE A9


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Send your events to THURS NOVEMBER 14 •Hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre, 3:30 - 9 p.m. FRI NOVEMBER 15 •Summit Youth Centre dance at the Community Hall, 7 - 11 p.m. Open to youth ages 1218. Tickets $7, on sale at the Summit or at DTSS. For more information, email Magali at SAT NOVEMBER 16 •Craft and home business sale at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Crafts, baking, jewelry, Avon, and more. Lunch available. For more information, call 250-349-5447. •Hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre, 5:30 - 11 p.m. •Brisco Riding Club Awards Night Ceremony, 6 p.m. Tickets $15 (single), $25 (family). Contact Virginia at 250341-1419. SUN NOVEMBER 17 •Christmas Craft Bazaar at the Edgewater Legion, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m., $6 for soup and a bun or beef dip. Both choices include dessert and coffee. MON NOVEMBER 18 • WV Saddle Club AGM and dinner. 6 p.m. at the Rocky River Grill. Call Lisa for more info: 250-341-3983. • Jumbo Creek Conservation Society AGM. 7:30 p.m. at the DTSS Theatre, doors open at 7 p.m. Special guest speaker: Paul Bauman, Archeological Physicist. Admission by donation. WED NOVEMBER 20 •Cranium night at the Summit Youth Centre, 3:30 - 9 p.m. THURS NOVEMBER 21 •Learn to crochet at the Summit Youth Centre, 3:30 - 9 p.m. FRI NOVEMBER 22 •Spaghetti dinner and movie night at the Summit Youth Centre, 5:30 - 11 p.m. Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. Please confirm your presence for dinner by Thursday, November 21st. •ICAN dinner and Raise the Woof Comedy Show at Invermere Community Hall to raise money for a new rescue and adoption centre. 6 - 11 p.m. MC

Dave McGrath, dinner by Anne Riches, live auctions by Tex Lortscher. Doors open 6:00 p.m., dinner 7:00 p.m., followed by a stand up comedy show. Ages 19+. Tickets $50 at The Book Bar, ICAN, Invermere Vet Hospital, Fairmont Gift Shop, Furry Companions. For info call 250-341-7888. •Canterbury Carols Christmas Market at Interior World in support of the Family Resource Centre. Runs November 22nd - December 22nd on the following days: Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Events will include pictures with Santa. SAT NOVEMBER 23 •Hoodoo Quilters Christmas Craft Sale, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. • Winter Magic exhibition opens at Effusion Art Gallery, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Christine Simpson artist demonstration and artist Sigrid Sharp will be at the gallery to discuss painting, both from 4-8 p.m. Show runs until December 31st. Also for light up, come and enjoy hot apple cider, and handpainted ornaments for sale to benefit the Summit Youth Centre. For more info, visit www. •Elk Park Christmas Bazaar, 12 - 4 p.m. at Elk Park Ranch. Also runs November 24th. For more info, email •Light Up festival, Invermere. Main Street will be closed from 5 - 8 p.m., with fire pits and fun activities along the street. Entertainment on the main stage at Cenotaph Park, food and beverage vendors, late night shopping and the annual holiday window display competition. Please note, this year Santa's Den will be set up on Sunday, November 24th. •Enjoy the Light Up Festival with the Summit Youth Centre crew, 4:30 - 10 p.m. •Santa Claus Parade, as part of Light Up, 6 p.m., downtown Invermere. SUN NOVEMBER 24 •Super Sunday, downtown Invermere, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holiday shopping events at

downtown merchants. Santa will be in his Den to see all the kids and to find out what they want for Christmas. WED NOVEMBER 27 •Hang out Night at the Summit Youth Centre, 3:30 - 9 p.m. THURS NOVEMBER 28 •Swimming at Radium Hot Springs with the Summit Youth Centre. Leaving at 6:30pm. Please confirm your presence by Wednesday, November 27. FRI NOVEMBER 29 •$6 Soup, bun and dessert at the Edgewater Legion, 12 p.m. •Bingo night at the Summit Youth Centre, 5:30 - 11 p.m. SAT NOVEMBER 30 •Sport Day from Coast to Coast to Coast in Canada with the Summit Youth Centre, 1 - 5 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY •Weekly Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament at the Invermere Legion, 7 p.m. $35 buy-in; no rebuys. Cash payouts. •Open Mic night at the Hoodoo Grill, 9:30 p.m. EVERY FRIDAY •Baby Goose program for parents and babies up to 18 months. 9:3011:30 a.m. at Eileen Madson Primary. •Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit invermere. •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. EVERY SATURDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. EVERY SUNDAY •Drop-in roller skating, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $5, Glacier Peaks Gymnastics building, 250-342-5321 •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Invermere Badminton Club meets, 7:30 - 10 p.m. at the DTSS gym. EVERY 2nd SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Sing and Celebrate, 7 p.m. For more information call Clarence Stauffer, 250-342-9580. 1st & 3rd MONDAY •Bingo at the Canal Flats Civic Centre, 7 p.m.

Echo file photo November 2003 — Glitz and glamour was all the rage at the Invermere Community Hall on November 8th during the community fashion show. Sandra Beingessner (left) appears as a Beauty, along with her companion, the Beast.

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10 years ago (2003): An early morning inferno in Lakeview Meadows on November 16th destroyed an under-construction multimillion dollar home that was less than a month away from being completed. The Windermere Fire Department spent over eight hours trying to contain the blaze. No other homes were damaged. 15 years ago (1998): A weekend backcountry outing in Yoho National Park for six students from the University of Calgary turned tragic when the party was caught in an avalanche. The six hikers were near Abbott's Pass when the snow suddenly gave way. The ensuing slide caused the hikers to tumble more than 200 feet, burying Susanna Donald, 18. She did not survive. 20 years ago (1993): Invermere's new 13th Street sidewalk, which was expected to

cost $40,000, had a cost overrun of $10,000. The added cost was due to last-minute design changes that called for added grading and excavation. The additional funds necessitated a budget amendment bylaw that was given three readings by Invermere council. 25 years ago (1988): A Columbia Valley man who asked a prostitute to kill his parents pleaded guilty in Alberta provincial court on October 27th to counselling a person to commit an indictable offence. Twentyone-year-old Jody Raiche of Radium Hot Springs was sentenced on November 25th. On September 18th, Mr. Raiche went to a prostitute and offered her $30,000 to kill his parents. According to Crown Prosecutor Gary Belecki, Mr. Raiche would have benefited from a $300,000 life insurance policy on his parents. 30 years ago (1983): The Valley Flower Shop held its grand opening in its new location, on Invermere's 7th Avenue on November 18th, 1983. Free roses and carnations were given to all who attended. The business took up the first floor of the building while above it were the offices of architect Mark Hendrickson and barrister and solici-

tor Bill MacDonald. 35 years ago (1978): There was a 60 per cent turnout rate for a municipal election held on November 18th, 1978. George Eacrett and Gary Dalke were elected as Invermere aldermen, while George Deck was chosen as a Regional Director of East Kootenay director. Jean Knowles was elected school trustee. 40 years ago (1973): The Athalmer Improvement District and Invermere Village Council reached an agreement on fire protection costs for the community of Athalmer. Council had wanted Athalmer to contribute $2,000 annually; Athalmer offered $1,500. They reached a compromise of $1,700. 50 years ago (1963): "Water, water everywhere and not a drop to waste," was the thinking of weary Invermere village council members, after wading through an agenda that dealt largely with that fluid commodity. A delegation from the Westside Improvement District spoke with council about costs around the Paddy Ryan Lakes water supply. Later on, a homeowner sought partial reimbursement for the cost of constructing a water line to his residence.

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ICAN – Invermere Companion Animal Network The Columbia Valley constantly attracts new homeowners with its many enticing features, and for Invermere painter Cathy Parkes, it was the wildlife, hiking, and mountains which brought her and her husband to the valley five years ago. Before packing up from Oakville, Ontario, Cathy was a producer with Nelvana – the creators of the cartoon Franklin and Friends. She met her husband, Steve Fitch, who was a cartoonist, at Sheridan College in Oakville through the animation program. The two made careers out of their study, and when computer-generated imagery became ubiquitous, Cathy and Steve decided to call it quits. "Without the drawing it just wasn't the same," Cathy said. "Sometimes it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks." Shortly after visiting the valley as their children were working in construction, the couple fell in love with the land and moved west five years ago. Cathy became a full-time painter the following year. Wildlife is her most common subject, followed by landscapes. Ideas for her art come from the wildlife and scenery afforded by the many local hiking trails – where Cathy some'FOOD FROM SCRATCH' FROM PAGE A7

GNOCHI Good for 6-8 portions 3 pounds russet potatoes 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg, extra large 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup olive oil Boil the whole potatoes until they are soft (about 45 minutes). While still warm, peel and pass through a vegetable mill onto clean pasta board. Set 6 quarts of water to boil in a large spaghetti pot. Set up an ice bath with 6 cups of ice and 6 cups of near boiling water in a large bowl.

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DAN WALTON/VALLEY ECHO PHOTO Invermere painter Cathy Parkes found abundant inspiration after moving to the Columbia Valley to pursue an artistic career five years ago.

times sketches what she sees, but prefers to photograph it, before painting her inspirations onto a canvas. "I try to wander through the park, and I have a camera with a very long lens so I don't have to get close to wildlife," she said. She said that her paintings offer a whimsical feel to the wildlife, adding that B.C.'s natural surroundings were a major reason for their move. "This is one of the last areas in Canada where you can view so much wildlife," she said. Cathy's been an avid birder since she was a young child, and shared her appreciation for the annual Wings Over the Rockies celebration in the valley. Make a well in centre of the potatoes and sprinkle all over with flour, using all the flour. Place egg and salt in the centre of the well and using a fork, stir into flour and potatoes, just like making normal pasta. Once egg is mixed in, bring dough together, kneading gently until a ball is formed. Knead gently another 4 minutes until the ball is dry to touch. Roll a baseball-sized ball of dough into 3/4-inch diameter ropes and cut ropes into 1-inch long pieces. Flick pieces off of a fork or concave side of cheese grater until the rope is finished. Drop these pieces into boiling water and cook until they float (about 1 minute). Meanwhile, continue with remaining dough, forming ropes, cutting into 1-inch pieces and flicking off of your

"To go out with experts who know about all the local species – the amount of birds around here is really surprising," she said. Since becoming a full-time artist, Cathy has gotten over a stage fright of painting in front of people, and she'll be demonstrating her work at the Big Christmas Craft Fair at Invermere Community Hall on Friday, December 6th, and Saturday, December 7th. Signed "C. Parkes", her work can also be seen around town at Strands Old House Restaurant, Village Arts, and La Galeria II in Fairmont. The canvases range from tiny to large, and Cathy has also been known to stroke her brushes onto feathers. fork. As gnocchi float to top of boiling water, remove them to the ice bath. Continue until all have been cooled off. Let sit several minutes in bath and drain from ice and water. Toss with 1/2 cup of olive oil and store covered in refrigerator up to 48 hours until ready to serve. Gnocchi is excellent with walnut basil pesto, a touch more Parmesan cheese and a couple twists of fresh pepper. Oh – and a glass of Chianti! Lara McCormack is one of the owners of From Scratch – A Mountain Kitchen in Fairmont Hot Springs where one can savor great seasonal food, sip from a selection of beverages including BC wines and enjoy the views of our gorgeous valley landscape.

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A fantastic local shopping opportunity awaits one lucky individual this holiday season in the Columbia Valley. The valley's heritage newspaper, The Valley Echo,, is offering a $1,500 Christmas Shopping Spree to the winner of a Shop Local contest that starts on Saturday, November 23rd during Invermere's annual Light Up festival. During Light Up, look for ballot boxes at participating businesses bearing both The Valley Echo and the Columbia Valley Pioneer logos. Ballots will be handed out at the discretion of store staff (typically in exchange for purchases and/or serious inquiries) to shoppers 18 years or older. Shoppers are then invited to complete their ballot, which will be their entry into the Christmas Shopping Spree contest. The more you shop local during Light Up, the more ballots you will receive; the more ballots you receive, the better your odds of winning the $1,500 Christmas Shopping Spree grand prize! And it doesn't stop there. A complete list of all the contest's participating businesses will appear in the centre spread of The Valley Echo

for four consecutive weeks starting on Wednesday, November 27th through to Wednesday, December 18th, giving serious local shoppers with their eye on the $1,500 prize a competitive advantage. For these four weeks, it will be a local shopping freefor-all with no limit on the number of ballots any one individual can enter. Then, on the afternoon of Thursday, December 19th, a draw will determine the Christmas Shopping Spree contest winner, who will have two days to scout out what they want to buy at participating business before they are personally escorted on a one-hour Christmas Shopping Spree (a stopwatch will measure store time, not travel time) by a Valley Echo/Pioneer staff member on Saturday, December 21st. The contest winner will be able to spend a maximum of $250 at a minimum of six participating businesses during their whirlwind Christmas Shopping Spree, which will be followed by a taste of celebrity status after their photo appears in the paper... So get your Christmas lists ready to shop local this holiday season for a chance to support your local business community and win big!

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1) Help Stimulate the Local Business Economy When you make a purchase from a local business, that business owner will often make purchases locally. 2) Local Jobs and Better Jobs When you shop locally, the employees are typically both paid more and they have more control over the way in which the business runs. 3) More Local Investment Local business people are much more likely to be involved in local organizations and events, politics and are often property owners. 4) Create More Local Character Shopping local gives us the opportunity to own items that are unique to our area, with our values and interests. 5) The Environmental Impact Locally produced products do not have to be shipped as far as others. And local producers are more likely to be concerned about their impact on pollution and energy use. 6) Continually Building Community When you personally know the merchant from whom you make a purchase, you have a connection to that person. 7) Better Customer Service and Satisfaction Local business owners have a lot at stake and they know that alienating a customer will have a huge impact on business. 8) Add to Cultural Diversity A big corporation can only have a limited number of product for sale so they must choose the most generic products hoping to appeal to the largest number of customers. 9) More Customer Choice For customers looking for specialty products, the choices are nearly non existent without local businesses. 10) Support for the Community Small businesses often contribute much more to local charities and organizations.

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The Valley publishthe 5000 copies of from a community calendar forEcho 2014,will featuring best photos our 2013 events photo calendar for 2014, featuring the best photos from 2013 archives! This year, we will be inserting the calendarour into bothphoto The archives! we will be inserting calendar into both Valley EchoThis and year, The Columbia Valley Echo the newspapers. The Valley Echo and The Columbia Valley Pioneer newspapers. You can participate by purchasing an ad that will appear on each month’s page. A banner ad will appear on one month, and a smaller ‘button’ ad will appear on the other 11

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Remembrance Day November 11th, 2013




Thank you to the entire community for the outstanding support of the Poppy Campaign.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR The Invermere Public Library Board is seeking a Library Director to lead and inspire its team. Clockwise from top left: A Remembrance Day procession to the Canal Flats Cenotaph was led by Ella Byklum, 9, (left) and Teagan DuBois, 9, with Columbia Valley RCMP Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac close behind wearing the Red Serge; the Canal Flats Cenotaph was decorated with wreaths with the Canadian flag in the background (photos by Greg Amos); Pat Cope (left) stands by while Comrade Howie Williams recites "In Flanders Field" at the Invermere Remembrance Day ceremony; the Columbia Garden Village representative solemnly waits his turn to lay his wreath at the Invermere ceremony; a young cadet stands guard at the decorated Cenotaph in Invermere; Pieter Jensen plays his bagpipes for the Lament in Invermere; the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment in Red Serge during the parade leaves Invermere Cenotaph Park; veteran representives also in the Invermere parade (photos by Nicole Trigg).

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Christmas Craft Bazaar November 17th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $6 for soup and a bun or beef dip, both include dessert and coffee. To book a table call Vi at 250-347-0044.

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Losing streak snapped as Rockies beat Eagles DAN WALTON

Goals were few and far between when the Columbia Valley Rockies hosted the Sicamous Eagles on Friday, November 8th, but with help from the new goaltender and effective special teams, the Rockies were able to snap their six-game losing streak. Sicamous, in the Okanagan/Shuswap conference, is comparable in the standings to Columbia Valley – both held

win-percentages around 0.450 heading into Friday's match. What the game lacked in goals, it made up for in gritty play. And with no shortage of penalties for both teams, the Rockies were first to capitalize. Halfway through the opening period, Mitch Rosko scored a power play goal with help from Adam Pulliam and Doan Smith. The aggression continued through the

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Drop off locations: Women’s Resource Centre, 926-7th Ave LL Frater Landing – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fairmont Mountainside Market, Radium Mountainside Market and AG Valley Foods, Invermere. Pick up 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Invermere Legion, For more information please call The Women’s Resource Centre at 250-341-3963.

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DAN WALTON/VALLEY ECHO PHOTO Columbia Valley Rockies captain Adam Pulliam dekes out a Sicamous Eagles forward with a crafty pivot during last Friday's game. The Rockies beat the Eagles by a score of 3 – 1.

came after receiving some valuable advice from head coach Wade Dubielewicz, who advised the forward to charge the goalie, as Mr. Dubielewicz noticed the Eagles goalie has a habit of faking players out while han-

second period, but no team was able to change the 1 – 0 until the third. With under half of the final period remaining, Doan Smith scored on the power play to give Columbia Valley a two-goal lead. Mr. Smith's goal

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dling the puck. "The goalie shot the puck right into Doan, and then fell on his stick and Doan shot it right into the empty net," explained general manager Ross Bidinger. And while the second goal put the Rockies in a comfortable position, the Eagles were able to bring themselves within one, as Matt Matche earned Sicamous a power play goal. As the final minute of play approached, Columbia Valley was short a man, and Sicamous pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage. CONTINUED ON PAGE A13



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Invermere's Tryg Strand is making waves in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), as the Port Alberni Bulldogs captain scored eight points in three games during the week of November 3rd, earning him the title of BCHL Player of the Week. The BCHL website reported "the Invermere, B.C. native opened with two assists and a second star in a win over Coquitlam, had a helper in a loss to Surrey and finished with a big five-point outing that included two goals and a 1st Star honour in a win over Chilliwack." The three games were attended by his parents, Tim and Donna Strand, who chose a good time of the season to make the flight to

the coast. But Tim doesn't think that his son's performance was made any easier with him and Donna watching from the stands. "We see quite a few of his games – but we were lucky to be able to go out for that one because he had such a good weekend," he said. Before making his way to Port Alberni, Tryg had his first taste of junior hockey on the Columbia Valley Rockies, where he played six games until moving on from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to the BCHL. Tryg is with the Bulldogs for his third season, and the team finished on top of their division last year, Tim said. Tryg leads his team in points, with 10 goals and 13 assists in 23 games.

Update your Driving Skills and Knowledge Alcohol and the Learner Driver Supervisor

You may have seen last week’s minor media tempest regarding a grandfather who had consumed a few drinks and then hopped into the passenger seat to supervise his grandson, the learner driver. They encountered a police road check and grandpa found himself on the receiving end of an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) for blowing a fail. Who would have thought that the supervisor of a new driver needed to be sober? Hello? What does a supervisor do? The verb supervise may be defined as “to direct or oversee the performance or operation of.” This means that this grandpa had a responsibility to both his grandson and other road users. His job was to insure that the grandson operated the vehicle correctly and to intervene if necessary. There is no doubt in my mind that having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 100 mg% (.10) or more is an abdication of his responsibility. The legal concept involved here is that of being in care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or a drug. It applies for both Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act offences. Grandpa could have been tried and convicted criminally for his actions instead of being dealt with as an IRP. I know, I investigated and prosecuted both an impaired beginner and supervisor out of the same vehicle in the early 1980’s. So, in addition to zero blood alcohol for the new driver, the supervisor needs to have a BAC under 50 mg% (.05). Ideally, the supervisor should have a zero blood alcohol requirement too. I don’t imagine that it would be too difficult to amend the Motor Vehicle Act to include this and make the situation explicit. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more please visit

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'ROCKIES' from Page A12

Shortly after the Rockies penalty expired, a pass from Nigel Swab gave Damon Raven the empty-net insurance for the team's first win in eight games. Conrad McMillan, who was called up after goaltender Brody Nelson's injury, blocked 31 of 32 shots against the Rockies for his first win with Columbia Valley. He remains a contender for the starting position with Mr. Nelson now back after being kept out of the lineup due to a concussion. "Whether it's Conrad or Brody, that doesn't so much affect us," said Mr. Smith. "We still know what we have to do, and no matter who

we have in net we have confidence that both goalies will stop enough pucks to give us a chance to win every night." "Whoever's hot will play,” added Mr. Bidinger. Team captain Adam Pulliam will be shaving his thick, handlebar mustache off at the end of the month in support of the Movember campaign. The Rockies will be in Revelstoke on Friday, November 15th, for a matchup with the Grizzlies at 7 p.m. Their next home game is the following night, Saturday, November 16th against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.


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Grand Prize

This week's winner is:

2 night stay at Copper Point Resort and $100 dining certificate for Elements Grill

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The Valley Echo's 2013/2014

NHL Hockey Pool Standings Rank 1 2 3 T4 T4 T6 T6 8 T9 T9 T9 T12 T12 14 15 T16 T16 18 19 20 T21 T21 T21 T21 T25 T25 T27 T27 T29 T29 T31 T31 T31 T31 T35 T35 T35 38 39 T40 T40 T40 T43 T43 T43 T46 T46 T46 T49 T49 T49

Team Kosty 27 Puff Pastry 2 Ken Reid Ivy Mags57 2 Liam 10 3 Dave’s Laffers Cotton Swab 4 2 Lis Craiger Pullz 28 3 Kogging Lawson 23 Kappdaddy26 “The Zach Attacks” Toucan 01 Double-Duece 2 Flames Suck Plum 24 Crew Slut Van Fan Kimmer B.the.B.B.B. 2 Magic Mitch 25 G Rohrick 15 2 Love the B’s King Chris 2 Harley 2 Dace 58 MN1 Go Habs Go Jagar 20 Dirty Doan 12 and t Aces N Eights 3 Stick63 2 Rockies 3 Professor 05 JHaley11 3 Dicks Pix Jake 2 Paige 13 2 Rockies super fan MM88 Harley 10 Troll 6 Hair Haven Zman 3 Injured reserve 16 PMD 2 Snakitov13 2 Pouncy’s Pals 3

Total 314 311 304 302 302 300 300 299 296 296 296 295 295 294 293 291 291 289 288 286 285 285 285 285 284 284 283 283 282 282 281 281 281 281 279 279 279 278 277 275 275 275 274 274 274 273 273 273 272 272 272

LW 55 50 58 48 60 56 55 58 51 49 39 48 41 58 52 53 44 51 46 47 44 45 54 40 52 46 41 49 48 39 53 48 41 51 46 49 43 44 35 45 44 51 53 52 40 44 49 53 38 44 45

GM 10 17 26 34 12 19 20 30 8 21 24 37 37 17 20 21 14 18 14 17 22 19 22 32 38 24 14 17 29 17 17 22 35 22 30 20 35 41 40 30 31 26 33 39 24 38 45 21 46 37 39

P/G 0.87 0.90 0.88 0.90 0.86 0.85 0.86 0.87 0.82 0.85 0.84 0.88 0.89 0.84 0.83 0.84 0.83 0.81 0.82 0.81 0.79 0.80 0.82 0.86 0.83 0.84 0.80 0.81 0.84 0.79 0.82 0.79 0.84 0.82 0.83 0.77 0.82 0.86 0.83 0.80 0.81 0.81 0.79 0.81 0.78 0.83 0.86 0.80 0.81 0.82 0.83

Rank T49 53 T54 T54 T54 T54 T58 T58 T58 61 62 T63 T63 T65 T65 T67 T67 T67 T67 T67 T72 T72 T74 T74 76 T77 T77 T77 T77 T81 T81 T81 T84 T84 86 87 88 89 T90 T90 T90 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102



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272 271 270 270 270 270 269 269 269 267 266 265 265 264 264 263 263 263 263 263 262 262 261 261 259 258 258 258 258 257 257 257 254 254 253 252 251 250 249 249 249 248 247 246 244 241 240 229 228 227 217

LW 43 42 52 32 54 55 41 45 42 52 51 58 47 41 49 49 41 51 45 42 36 50 40 39 39 47 43 42 48 39 60 38 27 53 43 46 37 52 32 37 44 42 38 48 43 36 30 40 36 38 36

GM 20 33 40 31 44 48 45 32 32 42 25 54 41 35 25 50 31 43 47 32 49 29 42 53 40 33 37 34 54 29 33 55 35 57 32 43 45 49 50 46 60 37 51 51 43 45 50 66 55 52 65

P/G 0.80 0.81 0.81 0.77 0.82 0.84 0.85 0.80 0.80 0.81 0.78 0.83 0.79 0.78 0.76 0.81 0.77 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.77 0.82 0.81 0.79 0.76 0.79 0.77 0.79 0.74 0.75 0.80 0.75 0.82 0.78 0.78 0.76 0.79 0.79 0.78 0.80 0.76 0.77 0.77 0.74 0.76 0.74 0.75 0.73 0.71 0.73

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34. Int’l relief organization 35. Planted crops 37. Gobblers 39. Animal companions 40. Firth of Clyde city & river 42. Korean writer Mogeum 44. 007’s creator Flemming 45. Ursine animal 47. Voyage 49. Pageant title 54. A woman’s undergarment 55. A treeless grassy plain 56. Anarchic 58. Gun dog 59. Coat of wool 60. These (old English) 61. Somalian shilling

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26. Gulf of, Aegean Sea inlet 27. Clysters 29. Leguminous fruit 31. Large tub 33. Member of U.S. Navy 35. Having physical sensation 36. Colors clothes 38. Plural of 33 down 39. Grouped by

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Horoscope Second Week of November

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ARIES Aries, seek the advice of a mentor or confidante when a puzzling situation presents itself this week. Another person’s perspective might be all you need to solve this problem.

CANCER Cancer, sometimes the key to success is to know when to step back and recharge. This week, spend some time resting and relaxing, and you will have the energy needed to go forward.

LIBRA Libra, get behind a cause that will benefit your community. You have been interested in giving back to others, and this week presents a great opportunity to do just that.

CAPRICORN Capricorn, others trust what you have to say and want to follow along with your guidance. Cherish this trust and think carefully before making decisions that affect your loved ones.

TAURUS Taurus, getting the job done just isn’t enough. You always need to get it done to the best of your ability and that’s why others find you so reliable.

LEO Leo, you may be looking for something new to occupy your time. Try learning a new sport or language. It will keep your brain sharp and pass the time in a productive way.

SCORPIO Scorpio, you love to socialize with friends and family, but lately time has been hard to come by. Plan a gettogether with friends and family.

AQUARIUS Aquarius, sort out an ongoing issue that has been compromising your focus at work. Once you clear your mind, you can once again focus on your career.

SAGITTARIUS Sagittarius, you can handle difficult situations with ease and your loved ones know it. When such a situation presents itself this week, don’t be afraid to take charge.

PISCES Pisces, you may find yourself spending more time with your social circle than your family in the next few days.

GEMINI Gemini, focus your energy on work this week, as a possible promotion is looming over the horizon. Give work your best efforts, and you will soon be glad you did.

VIRGO Virgo, this week is a great time to stop procrastinating and to get back on track. Figure out a time when you have the most energy, and dive right into the task at hand.


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Communication and responsibility - keys to the future It seems surprising that as we become a populous society facing enormous and unpredictable change, we also have to deal with greater personal responsibility and the need to communicate. How we spend our resources — the way we spend money, time and talent — are the first steps of our future. In other words, one element of responsibility is how we use things like money, time and talent to create the future for ourselves, our kids and our community. At the same time, it is necessary to improve our communication with everyone. That’s a lot of people — family, spouse, relatives, kids, neighbors, co-workers, and everyone else. We’re not used to that. It’s especially a challenge when everything is constantly changing in unpredictable ways we can neither anticipate nor understand. Changes happen all around among the people with whom we communicate. How do we cope with what we can’t see or anticipate? There is nothing that even looks like a rule book for what we have to do, no matter what fantasies many people have. That’s the first thing we need to understand. We want the equivalent of a handbook, but that’s not going to happen. Out of the chaos, possibilities emerge, not to provide solutions, but to move toward them. Some of those possibilities can guide us, though we must not take them as rules. Once we have accepted our own degree of responsibility and there is no one to whom we can pass the buck, we are left with the obligation to find new steps forward. That means making our own decisions. Our decisions depend on what we see as our own deepest values. Because others may not agree, each of us must build our own, yet stay open to the views of others. That’s not easy to do. It takes a lot of conscious thought to choose the things most valuable to ourselves and those closest to us.

In order to find solutions, we need new ideas. The way to get new ideas that lead to solutions is by experience. We also need to plan. That means we need to be aware of what is going on around us. It’s the biggest thing we can do to get to the future. We need new ideas, based on experience and conscious awareness. The current generation of parents, called Millenials, are one or two generations away from our oldest citizens. In other words, the grandparents of our current children lived in another century, with great difficulty as normal. They remember cold weather in uninsulated houses, long distances walked through heavy snow to get to school until they passed seventh grade. It was a difficult time, with technology derived from the past. Very few grandparents are able to comprehend the world of today, and very few who do understand can see their way into the future. It’s important to learn what ideas are important to our emerging adults. Responsibility and communication are on the mind of many young people to whom I listen. I expect there will be more terms in that list before the century is much older. Responsibility is the word I hear when they talk about what we’ve done to the world we’re leaving them. (Remember, they don’t really know we are making it up as we go along. They don’t know our basic expectations or what we believed. They think we know what we’re doing.) The current generation is also the first to be constantly in com-

munication with the world, from their friends and family to events and ideas from distant lands. (They don’t know that, either. They think everyone has always had a cell phone, a computer and everything that goes with instant communication. It’s also natural to them to expect to communicate.) We are, to them, the last bridges between the past and the future. Many of them think we should have done better and are upset about what we are leaving behind. Planning, responsibility and communication are only some of the terms and tools of today that will be used to create the future. Others will show up. Things will change. We at CMK don’t know what the future will be, but we are gaining a lot of knowledge about its creation. We can’t claim to be perfect, but we can claim to be conscious, and we are helping others figure out what is important to them. We can help you create a plan for how you use your money, time and talents to create your next steps.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Brent Frederickson, a.k.a. Brent Fredrickson, deceased, formerly of Radium Hot Springs, BC, died on January 18, 2011. Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Brent Frederickson under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, c/o MacDonald Thomas, Box 2400, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0 on or before November 29, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

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

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Sunday, November 17th 9:00 a.m. Worship at All Saint’s, Edgewater. 9:30 a.m. Bacon, Friends & Faith (All Ages Welcome) 10:30 a.m. Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere.

CANADIAN MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH Roman Catholic Parish Pastor: Father Gabriel 250-342-6167 Invermere 250-344-6328 Golden Confession: 1/2 hour before Mass Canadian Martyrs’ Church 712 - 12 Ave, Invermere Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 9 a.m. St. Joseph’s Church Highway 93-95, Radium Hot Springs Sunday at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Parish 808 - 11 Street, Golden Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 10 a.m. St. Anthony’s Mission Corner of Luck and Dunn, Canal Flats

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada†Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from October 11, 2013 through January 2, 2014 of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment (inclusive of taxes and any applicable pro-rata amount normally due at lease delivery as defined on the lease agreement). $0 first month lease payment means no bi-weekly payments will be due in the first month of your lease agreement. After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. PPSA/RDPRM is not due. Insurance, license, dealer fees, and applicable taxes not included. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. While we try to ensure accuracy, we reserve the right to correct any errors in pricing or descriptions, and to cancel or refuse to accept a purchase based on an incorrect price or description listed online. Please see your dealer for the most accurate and up-to-date product and pricing details. ^ Offer only valid from November 1, 2013 to December 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a Chevrolet Aveo, Cobalt, Caprice, Cavalier, Cruze, Epica, Impala, Lumina, Malibu, Metro, Monte Carlo, Optra Sonic, Spark, Volt, Saturn Ion, Aura, Astra, L-Series, S-Series, Sky, that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $2,000 credit towards the lease or a $1000 credit towards the purchase or finance of an eligible new 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Malibu or Impala delivered during the Program Period. Eligible retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a Chevrolet HHR, Equinox, Tracker, Uplander, Venture, Astro, Lumina APV, Blazer, Traverse, Trailblazer; Saturn Vue, Relay, Outlook; Pontiac Montana/SV6, Transport, Torrent, Aztek, Sunrunner; Buick Rendezvous, Terraza, Enclave, Rainier; Oldsmobile Silhouette, Bravada; GMC Safari, Jimmy, Terrain, Acadia or Envoy, that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $2,000 credit towards the lease; or a $1000 credit towards the purchase or finance of an eligible new 2014 Chevrolet Trax, Equinox or Traverse delivered during the program period. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $2,000/$1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership for the previous consecutive six months. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 The Valley Echo

Valley Life Sounds of the valley Dan Walton/Valley Echo photos Gunfire and a choir: these were among the more prominent sounds in the valley last weekend. Left: Les Markus Jr. takes aim at the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club's shooting range west of Radium Hot Springs on Saturday, November 9th , during the club's annual charity clay shooting competition. Proceeds from the event raised money for the Columbia Valley Food Bank. Les, his father (Les Markus Sr.) and brother Alex Markus, all came down from Golden to take part in the event. Right: There was little distinction between the audience and the performers, as choirs from around the valley were invited to the Christ Church Trinity on the evening Friday, November 8th. The Bisset Singers were in town, performing with local ensembles as part of their set.

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November 13, 2013 edition of the Invermere Valley Echo

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