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The newly-elected council for the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass were officially sworn into office on Oct. 29. Left to right: Councillors Marlene Anctil, Dave Filipuzzi, Bill Kovach, Shar Lazzarotto, Dean Ward, Doreen Glavin and Mayor Blair Painter (seated). Photo by J. MacFarlane

New council sworn in

By Joni MacFarlane CNP Reporter

An atmosphere of good fellowship and cooperation flowed throughout Council Chambers as the Municipality’s new council was officially sworn into office on Oct. 29.

After an informal ‘meet and greet’ with council members and senior administrators, each member took the oath of office, sworn into the provincially legislated position by solicitor Doug Young of North & Company. Council members were then assigned to

sit on various municipal boards and committees for the next year. Appointments were made as follows: • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC) – Mayor Blair Painter • Agriculture Services Board – Bill Kovach

• Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance – Mayor Blair Painter • Alberta Urban Municipalities Assoc. (AUMA) – Mayor Blair Painter • CNP/PC Waste Management – Dave Filipuzzi, Dean Ward and Shar Lazzarotto • CNP Senior Hous-

ing – Dave Filipuzzi and Marlene Anctil • Culture & Heritage – Dave Filipuzzi • Economic Development & Tourism – Dave Filipuzzi • Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) – Shar Lazzarotto • Governance & Pri-

orities Committee (GPC) – all council members • Library & C.A.R.L.S. – Doreen Glavin • Management Negotiating – Dean Ward • Municipal Heritage – Shar Lazzarotto Continued on page 2

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Council comes out of the gate questioning By Joni MacFarlane CNP Reporter The inaugural meeting of the newly-elected municipal council proved that they plan to dig beneath the surface and uncover answers to issues many of them campaigned on. After tending to early business decisions such as scheduling facility tours, orientation sessions and provincial conventions, two council members presented motions requesting information. Councillor Dean Ward asked administration to provide the following: • complete municipal budget including all GL accounts and an update on reserves; • all administration employment contracts, job descriptions and evaluations for the last two years; • all CUPE job descriptions; • update on all outstanding CUPE grievances; • all ongoing litigation and legal issues currently facing the municipality, and all legal advice provided on these subjects; Continued from page 2

• Municipal Planning Commission – Bill Kovach and Dean Ward • Oldman River Regional Services Commission - (ORRSC) – Bill Kovach and Dave Filipuzzi • Police Advisory – Marlene Anctil • Ski Hill Authority – Bill Kovach and Doreen Glavin

• Southwest Alberta Trails – Doreen Glavin • Sports & Recreation – Marlene Anctil • Spray Lakes Public Advisory Committee – Bill Kovach • Subdivision & Development Appeal – Marlene Anctil The Policy Committee garnered discussion when Councillor Dean Ward suggested that all council mem-

• update on Wolfstone Development & RV Park project including legal opinions and possible solutions; • update on provincial flood recovery program, what monies have been received and how they’ve been disbursed. It was agreed this information would be provided to council at the Governance & Priorities Committee (GPC) meeting on Nov. 19. Councillor Bill Kovach also moved that the municipality freeze all hiring and capital expenditures until council reviews and accepts the budget. Myron Thompson, chief administrative officer, said the third-quarter and nine-month financial summaries will be provided to council on Nov. 5 and this motion could be considered at that time. Counc. Kovach agreed and withdrew the motion. Mayor Blair Painter also said there has been some thought about changing the GPC meeting from the afternoon to the evening, “in order to be more transparent” and to allow more people to attend. This item was discussed at council on Nov. 5 but details were not available as at press time.

bers should be involved in the process of developing policies and bylaws. Currently, the Policy Committee is comprised of two council members and the Chief Administrative Officer. Counc. Ward recommended the committee be dissolved and policy development be discussed at the Gov-

ernance & Priorities meetings as referred to in an earlier consultant’s report (George B. Cuff & Assoc. Oct. 2009). Chief Administrative Officer Myron Thompson recommended that a policy meeting be scheduled shortly and all council members be invited. Two items need to be reviewed and brought

back to council – GPC Terms of Reference and council remuneration. A motion was passed for all council members to hold a policy meeting in early November and bring them back to council on Nov. 19. A Deputy Mayor schedule was also decided on until the end of 2014.

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Council comments Counc. Glavin said most council members have previous experience on boards, which will help them with procedural aspects of council. She acknowledged there will be an initial learning curve and that it’s important to learn the basics. In addition, she said, council needs to see where previous council left off with the strategic plan and what the focus was for the next four years. She believes both administration and council will work well togther. “We have a very diverse council and everyone has their own strengths,” said Counc. Glavin. “We’re all willing to help each other out.”

“There are a lot of legacy issues that we need to address and work to be done,” he said. Mayor Painter said he’s very excited with the work ahead and thought the first council meeting went well. “I think we have a great team and will work very well together,” he added.

First council meeting went very well, I think, said Councillor Dean Ward. “This is going to be a council that will not always agree but will always work hard and be very respectful of each other and all the residents of the Crowsnest Pass,” he added. “With open communications and co-operation between council, administration and the public, I look forward to a very productive four years.”

Councillor Marlene Anctil said she thought the first council meeting went very well and that it proved they’d be open with the public. Anctil said council members have a good rapport with each other and are willing to work hard, and to discuss things. Once they have all the information requested from administration, they can start to move ahead, she added. “It’s a learning experience, but by the end [of the meeting], we all felt more comfortable,” she said. “We’ll try to do our best for the community.”

Newly-elected Councillor Doreen Glavin said she thinks the atmosphere in Crowsnest Pass is very positive and she looks forward to working for the community. “The meet and greet [on Oct. 29] went really well,” she said. “Administration was very professional and they’re going to guide us.”

Welcome to the community Councillor Dave Filipuzzi said he felt very comfortable at his first council meeting as well as with the other council members who he’s getting to know. “I think we complement each other well [and] can lean on each other,” he said. “We have lots to learn but everyone wants to work together.” Counc. Filipuzzi said he’s feeling very positive about the future. “I’m looking forward to the challenges and the rewards, not just for me but for the community,” he added.

“Being an orientation meeting, there wasn’t much to discuss, but I think it went really well,” said Councillor Bill Kovach talking about the inaugural council meeting last week. He said the people of Crowsnest Pass have spoken twice decisively – once via the petition to Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and again at the election – to show they want to see changes in the way the municipality is managed. Counc. Kovach added that he’s very pleased with council’s makeup with its mix of experience and gender and believes they will work very hard. “We’ll start working right away and get down to the nitty gritty,” he said. With a calendar full to mid-December, newly-elected Mayor Blair Painter said he’s happily jumped in with both feet.

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Newly-elected municipal Councillor Shar Lazzarotto said she was very pleased with council’s first formal meeting and thought it went very well. “I’m really happy with the committees I got and am looking forward to start working,” she said. Councillor Lazzarotto added that she feels very positive for the future. “It’s a good team [on council] and everyone works very well together,” she said. “I’m excited. Let’s get down to work.”

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Welcome to the first issue of the Crowsnest Pass Free Press, your new community paper. We will publish every Thursday and hope to become the voice of the Pass, to share your stories, and to bring you the news and events of the area. During a time of well-publicized business challenges within the industry, it is refreshing to see the confidence that this venture expresses. It demonstrates a confidence in the long-term viability of the community as well as the recognized need to give residents and visitors another voice to express their opinions and ideas, and to read about themselves. We hope we will grow with the community and give you an interesting, entertaining and objective weekly newspaper. Please give us your feedback – what you’d like to see more of (or less of), what we’re doing right and what we can improve on. Another exciting arena is our newly-elected municipal council now at the helm for the next four years. Crowsnest Pass residents are to be commended on their turnout at the polls – a total of 2,755 people showed up to cast their vote. That’s 58.5 per cent of eligible voters. While you might think this isn’t a huge number – and it does mean over 40 per cent stayed home – compared to other Alberta cities and towns, we are one of the most politically engaged communities in the province. In Edmonton and Drumheller, there was a 34.5 per cent turnout; Cochrane had 33 per cent, while Jasper increased their voter turnout to 43 per cent. In Calgary, 22 per cent of voters cast their ballot and in Airdrie, there was a dismal 18 per cent turnout. While voters in communities across the province let apathy reign, Crowsnest Pass residents took advantage of the opportunity to choose a council to represent them and that engagement, along with the sheer number of candidates, made the 2013 election an exciting one. All of the candidates – those elected and those who were not – deserve the community’s thanks and praise for a great campaign. The commitment of those candidates gave every resident a reason to engage and vote. Congratulations to our newly-elected council: Mayor Blair Painter, Councillors Bill Kovach, Shar Lazzarotto, Marlene Anctil, Dave Filipuzzi, Dean Ward and Doreen Glavin. May the next four years put Crowsnest Pass back on the map with new business, new families and more opportunities to take advantage of the great lifestyle we all enjoy. The Crowsnest Pass Free Press welcomes letters to the editor that are of interest to our community. Whatever the subject, there are a few basic guidelines to follow before Crowsnest Pass Free Press will publish your comment. • Letters must be received by 4 p.m. Thursday for the following week’s paper. • One letter per person per month. • Letters should be typed or neatly written and present the issues as clearly as possible in 350 words or less. • All letters must contain the name, address and signature of the writer, and a phone number where they may be reached during business hours. • Anonymous letters will not be published and pen names may not be used, except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the editor. • The editor reserves the right to edit for length, clarity or reject letters over matters of libel, legality, taste or style. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy or belief of this newspaper.

Financial Focus-Year-End Tax Tips for 2013 By Patrick B. Sager IPC Investment Corporation The timing of certain tax related transactions near the end of a calendar year is critical to successful tax planning. Below are some but not all of the strategies to consider as 2014 approaches. • Postpone the planned sale of securities that have builtup capital gains until 2014. This allows you to defer tax on the gain for 12 more months • Consider taking capital gains if you’re income will be higher in 2014 • Delay the purchase of fixed-term investments with annual interest payments until January to defer tax for an entire year

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31st to use on your 2013 tax return. Child care and alimony payments, moving expenses, tuition fees, student loan interest, union and professional fees, medical expenses, investment counseling fees, deductible interest expense, safety deposit rental fees and other allowable investment fees • If you were born in 1942, you need to transfer your RRSP’s to an eligible plan such as a RRIF by December 31st to avoid have the balance fully taxed come the New Year • If you are 65 or older and receiving Old Age Security, plan to minimize the clawback by keeping net income below $70,954 in 2013 • Make sure you and

your spouse each have $2000 in eligible pension income to claim the pension credit for 2013 • If you have children or grandchildren in your life make a contribution to a Registered Education Savings Plan for a child under 18 to attract the 20% grant-up to $500 on the first $2500 contributed during the calendar year • Claim the $500 children’s fitness tax credit for each child under the age of 16 for fees paid in 2013 towards a qualifying program of physical fitness There are more strategies to reduce or defer tax, however, it’s always a good idea to sit down with your tax professional or financial planner before

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Hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins lit up Flumerfelt Park on Friday, Nov. 1 in the 14th annual Pumpkins in the Park as visitors strolled throughout the park. The popular event is courtesy of the Coleman Community Society and Crowsnest Pass Air Cadets who helped arrange the Jack-o-Lanterns.

Stone’s Throw Café owners, Steve and Jessica Atkinson, with daughter Bethany, treated customers to homemade birthday cake in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The popular café has become a mainstay of the social scene of Crowsnest Pass. Congratulations Steve and Jessica on your success.

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Wicked witches, spooky monsters and other creatures from the dark were in attendance at Isabelle Sellon School on Halloween. Staff members also in costume helped to liven up the day’s curriculum. Photo by J. MacFarlane

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Approximately 300 pounds of marijuana, five pounds of hash, approximately $15,000 in Canadian currency and a semi-truck were seized in two separate traffic stops in a 24 hour period on Oct. 21 and 22. On Oct. 21, an RCMP officer stopped Jordan Tracey, age 27, of Fernie, for a traffic safety infraction while he was travelling on Highway 3. Through further investigation, approximately $15,000 in Canadian currency, three grams of marijuana, and two grams of MDMA was revealed. Tracey was charged with two counts Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of Proceeds of Crime. He is scheduled to appear at the Pincher Creek Provincial Court on Dec. 17. The following day, on Oct. 22, an RCMP officer stopped an eastbound semi-truck on Highway 3. Upon further investigation, a positive indication was made by police service dog Hogan. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 300 pounds of raw cannabis marijuana, approximately five pounds of hash and 14 pounds of an unknown cannabis-related substance. The driver, Wendy Baldwin, age 56, and co-driver, Michael Robilland, age 55, both of Ontario, have been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. The semi the pair was travelling in was also seized. Baldwin and Robilland will appear at the Pincher Creek Provincial Court on Nov. 12. “This isn’t a small amount of drugs intended for personal use.” says Superintendent Howard Eaton, Officerin-Charge of Traffic Services. “It’s major amounts of drugs destined for the streets of Canada, and it’s indicative of organized crime activity.” Seizures of this magnitude have a substantial effect in illicit drug supply and reduce the amount of illegal drugs in communities. Over 450,000 marijuana cigarettes can be made with 300 pounds of marijuana. Traffic stops on Alberta’s highways can lead to signifi-

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Olympian rides into Crowsnest for mental health

By Joni MacFarlane CNP Reporter

Winter sport? Summer sport? Clara Hughes is an athlete for all seasons. She’s one of the biggest stories to emerge in Canadian sports – a six-time Olympic medalist in cycling and speed skating and the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. But there’s far more to Hughes than athletic achievements and now she’s using her voice to reach out and help others.

Next year residents will have an opportunity to hear that voice and meet Hughes, the Olympian, humanitarian and motivator as she stops in Crowsnest Pass on her cross-country bike tour in support of mental health. As national spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk Mental Health initiative, including Bell Let’s Talk Day, Hughes has been sharing her own past struggles with depression in an effort to break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Next year, Hughes takes her initiative on the road in Clara’s Big Ride.

Starting March 14, 2014 and spanning 110 days, Clara’s Big Ride will cover 12,000 kilometres through every province and territory, visiting 95 communities and connecting Canadians to the cause of mental health at the grassroots level. Residents of Crowsnest Pass will have an opportunity to meet Hughes as she shares her stories on May 28 to 29. Local organizer Val Breakenridge who worked to bring the event to Crowsnest Pass, said she did so not only because it’s a very worthy cause and has the potential to raise money for local mental

health initiatives, but also because it will help the community reduce some of the stigmas attached to mental illness. Events that unite a community for a good cause like this also help strengthen community bonds, she added. Breakenridge said she believes it will be important for the community for numerous reasons. “We are all affected by mental health – either personally or through our friends and family battling their own struggles. I think an initiative on this scale is important for any community. It helps us connect with each other, as well as with the rest of the country. Clara’s Big Ride is a four-month endeavour that literally encircles Canada,” said Breakenridge. “Our committee feels very honoured and proud to be a stop on her journey.” There will be national media coverage of the event, said Breakenridge, so it’s also an opportunity to showcase Crowsnest Pass to the rest of the country. “Our committee has a goal to have such an amazing event here that Crowsnest Pass ends up being one of Clara’s top five favourite stops in Canada.” Working with United Riders of Crowsnest, local community mental health organizations, and Crowsnest Consolidated High School, the committee is busy planning community-inclusive events during Hughes’s stay in the Pass. More information will made available on Clara’s Big Ride as details become known. Watch The Crowsnest Pass Free Press for more information.

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Blessing of the Hunt major success fier for the provincial elk bugling contest in 2014. “We have upwards of 60 vendors interested for next year and more workshops and demonstrations,” said Anderson. “We also have lots of interest from other organizations such as the Wild Elk Federation. It’s developing more interest fast and will grow as word of mouth grows.” According to Anderson, the Ag Society supports many

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support a ton of community events but a lot of people don’t know what we do. We were looking for awareness of our organization.” About 450 people attended the event, said Anderson, including many from out of town and the Elk Valley. Fifteen vendors were on hand with a focus on hunting, fishing and outdoor wilderness experiences, she added. Demonstrations included horse packing and hunting essentials with the Alberta Hunter Education Program. Another featured Jason Acorn from Wild TV’s “The Bone Yard”. All were free and very well attended, Anderson said.

Kids’ activities included a fishing pond and crafts table for younger kids and a very popular archery setup for the older set. A comedian from Yuk-Yuks Comedy Club entertained the evening crowd followed by a dance featuring The Chevelles. According to Anderson, about 180 people attended the dance with the vast majority dressed in camo. “Everyone who came had a blast,” she said. Seven participants competed in an elk bugling contest with Dennis Meadows from Sparwood taking top honours. Anderson said there was interest expressed in having this competition become a quali-

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By Joni MacFarlane CNP Reporter

Between Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to 55 calls for service. They included: Assaults: 1 Mischief: 1 Thefts: 2 Impaired Driving: 1 Disturbing the Peace: 2 Driving Complaints: 8 MV Collisions: 7 Suspicious Occurrences: 2 Assistance to General Public: 7 Assistance to Other Agencies: 2 False Alarms: 11 911 Calls (invalid): 7 Animal Calls: 2 Municipal Bylaws: 2 Prisoners Held: 4 On Oct. 22 at 9:50 p.m., police received a complaint of domestic assault in Blairmore. Police attended and investigated. There were no injuries. A 45-year-old female was later charged with assault and released on conditions. A court date was set over to next January in Pincher Creek. On Oct. 27 at 3 a.m., police on patrol in Blairmore saw a male stagger out of a

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vehicle heading to a licensed premise and then returning to his vehicle. The man gave a false name to police, pushed the police member and attempted to flee on foot. He was quickly subdued and placed under arrest for obstruction. A 26-yearold male was charged with two counts of breach of probation and two counts of resisting arrest. He was remanded in custody, appeared in court on Oct. 29 which was set over to Nov. 5. On Oct. 23, a Nanton resident attended the Nanton RCMP detachment to report a theft of a 14’ Cargo Mate Trailer. The trailer had been parked off Highway 22, about 20 km. south of Chain Lakes in the forestry area. On Oct. 26 at 12:10 p.m., a Coaldale resident reported two holiday trailers had been broken into and camping items had been stolen. The trailers had been parked up Kananaskis Road and the theft had occurred between Oct. 22 and Oct. 25. On Oct. 27 at 7:10 a.m., police received a complaint of suspicious vehicles following the complainant from Fort Macleod to Lundbreck. The male stopped in Lundbreck to make a phone call and later complained that a suspicious male was upset and acting strange. Police patrolled

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and located the vehicle. A 28-year-old driver from Kelowna, B.C. was arrested for impaired driving and released on cash bail. A court date was set for Dec. 3 in Pincher Creek. On Oct. 27 at 4:40 a.m., police received a complaint that a 36-year-old male from Calgary was lost while hunting in the Savannah Creek area. Search and Rescue and Fish and Wildlife assisted in the search and the subject was located at about 1:30 p.m. and returned to camp. On Oct. 25 at 9:15 a.m., a Lundbreck resident attended the Pincher Creek RCMP detachment to report that his vehicle had been hit while parked at Summit Home parking lot on the previous day. A 2011 black GMC Sierra truck was damaged. On Oct. 24 at 12:15 p.m., police noticed a driver reading paperwork while driving south on Highway 22. The vehicle was stopped and a 56-year-old female from Calgary was charged with distracted driving. On Oct. 26 at 8:20 p.m., police received a report of two large aggressive dogs chasing the complainant behind the Bellevue Inn.

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Action sweeps Green and Gold tournament at Crowsnest High School

By Joni MacFarlane CNP Reporter

southern Alberta including Crowsnest, Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod, Foremost, Claresholm and Vauxhall. The final seniors’ game was between Foremost and Pincher Creek’s St. Mike’s. Foremost won in two games with a score of 25-12 and 25-15. The Junior Varsity team from Vauxhall, playing on the senior side, came in third. Winner of the consolation side was Fort Macleod’s

Crowsnest Consolidated High School was the scene of daring spikes and jousts at the annual Green and Gold Volleyball tournament on Oct. 25 and 26 with both senior and junior girls’ teams from throughout the region. CCHS played host to six senior teams from around

Junior Varsity team who also played on the senior side. They beat Crowsnest Pass with scores of 25-8 and 26-24. Junior Varsity girls’ team competing included Crowsnest, Brocket, Stirling and Milk River. The final match was between Erie Rivers High School from Milk River and Stirling Lakers. Erie Rivers won the final in two games with scores of 25-11 and 25-15.

Crowsnest Consolidated High School hosted the annual Green and Gold Volleyball tournament on Oct. 25 and 26. Foremost won the Senior Girls’ tournament while Erie Rivers High School from Milk River took home first place in the junior Varsity girls’ tournament. Photos by J. MacFarlane


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Skier Bryar Cytko, age 4, tried on some helmets available for sale at the Ski Swap held on Nov. 2 at Blairmore’s Elk’s Hall. The annual Ski Swap hosted by Pass Powderkeg, Bonnie’s and Lethbridge’s Alpenland Ski & Sports, is a great way to outfit kids, adults and those new to the sport with equipment and clothing. Photo by J. MacFarlane

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Bring your family and friends to get into the Christmas Spirit! A community wide 3 day event! November 14, Thursday evening featuring: “The Artof Chocolate” Official town Light Up Ceremony Mountain Radio Live on Site! Turkey Trotter FREE TURKEYS! Late Night Shopping with Red & White Sales with local retailers Free public skating at Crowsnest Sportsplex Christmas Craft Market Scavenger Hunt for Kids Fashion Show Bonfires Toy Drive Christmas Parade Gift Wrapping Services Pictures with Santa for children & pets! Drop in Street Hockey Game Free Yoga Class Art Gallery Tours 50%off Admission for Bellewvue Mine Tours Parade of Lights Residential Light Contest Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce 403-562-7108 Grumpy’s Greenhouses & Gardens donated their labour on Oct. 24 to plant a variety of low maintenance shrubs at the Crowsnest Pass Food Bank facility. The plants were funded by grants secured by the Food Bank. Photo by J. MacFarlane


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