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Hydro rates going up 28% over the next 5 years from the utility, but the five years of reductions don’t start until 2018. The government has instructed BC Hydro to shut down the gas-fired Burrard Thermal generating station in Port Moody by 2016, saving an estimated $14 million a year. The forecast electricity surplus over the 10-year plan allows that, but the facility will continue to be staffed for its grid stability function, Reid said.

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Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro CEO Charles Reid take questions on the utility’s 10-year plan Monday. By Tom Fletcher The first of a series of BC Hydro rate increases takes effect in April 2014, adding $8 a month to the average residential power bill. Rate increases of nine per cent next year and six per cent in 2015 are the highest of a series of increases over five years announced Monday by Energy Minister Bill Bennett. The B.C. Utilities Commission will be directed to set rate increases that total up to 28 per cent over the next five years, then determine what rates are needed for the following five years, Bennett said. Commercial rates are going up the same amount. Bennett acknowledged that rate increases are being kept low by using a “rate smoothing” account that defers more than $1 billion of the utility’s debt. That account won’t begin to be paid down until after 2020. BC Hydro CEO Charles Reid said the latest rate increases are driven mainly by a large increase in capital spending, including seismic refits of old dams at Campbell River and Ruskin, turbine expansions at two Kootenay power dams and other upgrades. BC Hydro’s “big build” era of 1973 to 1982 produced rate increases totalling 113 per cent. BC Hydro cited an annual survey by Hydro Quebec that shows BC Hydro customers currently pay the third lowest rates in North America. Montreal and Winnipeg customers

pay less, and Seattle and Miami residents pay slightly more. NDP energy critic John Horgan said Bennett avoided the impact of private power purchases on BC Hydro’s rate increases. “We’re going to have increased debt for the next five years,” Hor-

gan said. “They’re going to continue to take a dividend from a company that can’t afford to pay one, and the consequences for people are going to be higher costs.” Bennett said the 10year plan calls for the government to “wean itself off” dividends

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It is hard to pinpoint the exact time when the holiday spirit takes over our homes and hearts. Is it when the first snow flies? After Remembrance Day? Here at the garden centre, ornaments and holiday home decor items slowly make their way in as the season approaches, but we know it is here to stay when the holiday plants arrive. Poinsettias, holly and Christmas cactus all combine green and red which have long been the traditional colours of Christmas. Even before Christian times, people used evergreens and brightly coloured berries and apples to celebrate the Yule season. The bright colours symbolize that life still exists, even in the cold and harsh conditions of winter and add a promise that harvest and abundance are just around the corner. Add a splash of gold and you have reference to the sun that will soon be sending us its warming rays again. One plant that has become a classic symbol of the season is the poinsettia. Native to Central America and Mexico, the poinsettia was first brought to North America in the 1820s. It reached the popularity it still enjoys today in the 1960's, when growers in California started to cultivate them as potted plants in large numbers. The natural colour of poinsettias is red and to this day this remains the most popular choice. Thanks to breeding, however, today poinsettias are available in white, pink, peach and even yellow and with speckled, marbled and crinkled leaves. The “flowering” part of the poinsettia is in fact not a flower at all, rather, it is made up of a cluster of coloured leaves or bracts. Taking care of already blooming poinsettias throughout the holiday season is quite easy. The greatest danger is over-watering the plant, so a good guideline is to give it a good drink of water once the leaves are just starting to droop. Poinsettias should not be kept in the pretty covers they often get sold in as this can also hinder excess water from draining away from the plant. Poinsettias thrive in temperatures around 20°C and should be kept away from cold drafts and furnace vents. If the plants are happy, they will reward you with month after month of striking foliage colour. Trying to keep a poinsettia alive to bloom again next holiday season can be a bit of work. The plants have a tendency to get “leggy” while in the house and will need a regular routine throughout the year and at least 14 hours of complete darkness starting in October to have a chance of bringing them into colour for Christmas. Another plant that comes from the rainforests of South America to bring us holiday cheer is the Christmas or Zygo cactus. Its flowers come in a wide range of translucent colors such as white, yellow, orange, pink and red. They last about one week and one plant can often put on a great show for up to three weeks. Christmas cactus prefers slightly acidic soil that is high in organic matter with really good drainage. Transplanting and “refreshing” the soil is best done every three to four years. Christmas cactus does best in bright, yet indirect light. While ordinary house temperatures are fine, cooler night temperatures are beneficial for prolonged blooming. You should water blooming plants to keep the soil evenly moist, but not saturated. Once blooming has finished, you can cut back on watering slightly, but never let the leaves shrivel. During the blooming period, you do not have to fertilize Christmas cactus. When new growth begins in the spring time, however, you should fertilize at each watering with a water soluble fertilizer applied at half strength. Christmas cactus can be encouraged to bloom again next season and my mother has had hers give a spectacular show each year as long as I can remember. Till next time... happy decorating, Submitted by Kerstin

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Hugs: To the wonderful woman in the Ultrasound waiting room on Saturday, Nov. 23. And also to the kind man at the hospital Monday morning who shared your parking stub. Your selflessness was so very appreciated. In a world full of slugs it’s nice to find people so worthy of a hug.  Hugs: To the person who turned my wallet in at Safeway on Saturday, thanks so much for being honest!! Much appreciated!! Slugs: To drivers who don’t slow down and kill ducks and injure deer. Shame on you! Slugs: BIG SMOKY SLUGS to the guy(s) that fire up their woodstoves that belch out acrid smoke that blankets the whole neighborhood instead of going up in the air. Have a look out your window and see where your smoke is going.  Other people have a right to be able to go outside, go for a walk in our neighborhood without being permeated and polluted with stinky smoke; nor have that smoke permeate into our homes. Please have some consideration for others around you.     Hugs: To those who burn responsibly and have consideration for others. Slugs: Capital SLUGS to those individuals who run their ATV’s in areas designated as non-motorized recreation areas, such as South Star Trails. They rip, rut and wreck the trails causing irreparable damage & ruin the trails for people who just want to hike or cross country ski in a quiet environment. There are many other places for ATV use. Hugs: To Lee Pratt for his Letter to The Editor in the Daily Townsman. Another example of excessive spending: 11 beautiful benches in 1-1/2 blocks on 14th Ave near the Catholic Church. Hugs: As I was coming out of Super Store a lady noticed I had a heavy bag of groceries..She kindly lifted it into the trunk and returned my cart to the stand. A BIG HUG and THANKS for your thoughtfulness. From a senior.

Hugs: I would like to thank EVERYONE at the EKRH for making my “Stress Test” easy and stress free. We, the community, are fortunate to have you and you need to know that! Slugs: To all the dog owners who walk their dogs at Bootleg Golf Course. The golf course is being very generous in allowing people to walk/cross country ski/snowshoe/sled during the off-season. They even provide garbage bins for us to use. Some dog owners seem to think it’s OK to let their dogs do their business on the trails and not pick up after them. In consideration of other responsible dog owners and other people who just enjoy getting out and walking the trails enjoying the scenery, would you please pick up your dogs feces. I have stepped in it many times and never mind the mess in the spring when the snow melts. I wouldn’t be surprised if the golf course is closed to people in the future because of the mess. Do the right thing and be a responsible dog owner! Slugs: For the waiting time to get the vouchers to exchange for Kootenay Ice Games. As of right now we still don’t have them. I hope they’ll at least be ready for March.  Slugs: To people who don’t recycle their items in the recycle bins by Core Fitness. Why leave the stuff on the ground? Hugs: To the lady I saw coming out of Core Fitness who cleaned up all the stuff on the ground. Hugs: To the lady at the Kootenay ICE game on Saturday November 23rd that gave my daughter the puck that Shivers tossed out. It was her first game and loved the puck! Thank you! Hugs: After years of keeping healthy I had a scary afternoon in EKRH Emergency Room. This led to numerous lab tests then and more in following weeks. Hospital Auxiliary members kindly guided me to the correct rooms. Lab Technicians were very efficient and courteous. Thank you to all who helped.

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Website: • Phone: 1-866-426-7564 Pastor Fraser Coltman & Pastor Dave Morton Mt. Zion Cranbrook 920-11th St. S. Sunday Worship 10 am, Thursday Worship 7 pm Holy Cross Kimberley 105 Howard Sunday Worship 10 am Trinity Fernie 691 - 4th Ave. Sunday Worship 1:30 pm Immanuel Elkford 2700 Balmer Dr. Sunday Worship 4 pm St. Peter’s Invermere 110-7th Ave. Sunday Worship 1:30 pm

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If you have a Hug or a Slug...we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We will print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep Sunday Services.......................... 10:30 am 08.16, 08.17, it tasteful. Hugs and Slugs will be printed as space allows, if we miss yours checkused back kakuro next 08.15,Fellowship lunch 08.18 and Sunday School to follow used crossword 09.07, 09.14, 09.21, 09.28 week and you will be bumped to the start of the list. You can also drop by a written submission For info call: 250-489-8006 or 250-421-6013 to our office at 1510 2nd Street N. or call Shannon at (250)489-3455 or 1-800-665-2382 Come, See & Pray 1

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Carbon neutral scheme sinking by Tom Fletcher BC Views Two days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbon-sequestering coffin. Assistant Auditor General Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from $25 a tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and until last year, school districts. In fact they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people outside the international carbon offset sales racket believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But now the money goes into a 1510 - 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3L2 Telephone (250) 489-3455 Toll Free 1-800-665-2382 Classified E-Mail: Advertising E-Mail: Editorial E-Mail: Distribution Email: Open Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

“Carbon Neutral Capital Program,” and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett, that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples. The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although local school officials say that would not likely have been the top priority for spending, if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year, and also upgraded boilers. Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive taxand-spend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s “carbon neutral” braintrust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals.

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Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40 per cent of B.C.’s human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. And what happens when colleges and hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade? It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this “carbon neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher, who argued that B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. His name? Bill Bennett.

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Dynamiters and Dragonboaters light a star Submitted What can only be touted as ‘stars’ aligning when the Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club, who play a sport on a frozen water in the winter, joined up with the summer paddlers from the Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat Team to light a $5,000 star for EKFH’s Starlite Campaign. The Kimberley Dynamiters recently hosted a fundraiser by auctioning off players’ one of

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RCMP set to take on Kootenay ICE On November 29, the Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP will be raising funds by playing the Kootenay Ice in ball hockey then either going bald or blonde. A fellow Cranbrook RCMP officer is currently undergoing chemo treatment for cancer. To support him several officers and support staff from both Cranbrook and Kimberley will have their head shaved or go blonde. Prior to the shave off

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officers have challenged the Ice to a friendly ball hockey game. The game, which will take place in the Western Financial Place parking lot, will start at 4:00 pm. Come cheer on the officers and players, hot dogs and coffee will be available by donation. Funds raised from the event will be split between the Ice charity and the RCMP. The shave off will take place right after the game (approximately

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that affects one in every 400 kids. Both the RCMP and Kootenay Ice recognize that Cancer affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children – and represents a tremendous burden on patients and their families. We are asking for your support at 4:00 pm on Nov 28 at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.

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Fall Deer Mating Season Approaching; Residents Urged To Be Aware


Residents and visitors are advised to continue to exercise both caution and common sense this fall, as the late autumn deer mating (rutting) period begins. That is the message from the City of Cranbrook. In the weeks leading up to the rut (into November and December) bucks increase their displays of dominance and indirect threats. A dominant buck typically circles a rival with deliberate steps; back arched, head low and tail flicking. Bucks can also display dominance by violently thrashing the bushes with their antlers. “We are into a transition period, where some does with fawns remain wary and potentially aggressive toward humans with dogs,” says Mayor Wayne Stetski. “Now we will likely also see an increase of particularly aggressive acts from the local urban buck population. Residents are reminded to please give deer plenty of space to move or leave the area. Do not walk closer to the deer; find another route.”

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The 16 month Cranbrook Community Calendar developed in partnership with Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services, the Cranbrook Daily Townsman and Rocky Mountain Printers is to raise funds and awareness for the British Columbia Professional Firefighters Burn Fund and help promote the local area. Purchasers of the calendar will be asked to enter their calendar number, name, address and email on a special link on the City of Cranbrook website – The website will generate random monthly winners who will receive some local monthly prizes. Calendars are $10 each and only 1500 copies are available. Calendars are available for sale at the Cranbrook Fire Hall on 2nd Street South, the Cranbrook Daily Townsman, Rocky Mountain Printers, Cranbrook City Hall and the Leisure Services desk at Western Financial Place.

Traffic Safety Is the Responsibility of All: Cranbrook RCMP

Roadways are a very dynamic environment with situations and circumstances that can change quickly. There is great potential for injury and property damage if drivers are not obeying the rules of the road. Signs and signals such as school zones, stop, yield signs and traffic lights are only a few tool used to assist drivers in keeping safe while they navigate City streets. In order for these signs and signals to work, they first need to be seen then obeyed. Please be aware of and respect all traffic signage and signals when driving all year. Make sure our streets are safe for everyone! A Message from the Cranbrook RCMP and the City of Cranbrook.

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For more information and applications about the Low Flow Toilet Rebate program, visit the City of Cranbrook website at or stop by City Hall.


Please check your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy. If you do not have sewer backup insurance you should contact your broker and arrange to have it included in your policy. The City of Cranbrook does its best to maintain the sewer systems, but has little control over what foreign objects may be deposited in them causing blockage. The City will not accept any claim for back up of sewers. Claims of an accidental or unforeseen nature should be processed through your Homeowner’s insurance.

False Alarm Bylaw

Established in 2008, this bylaw states that when police attend at a business premises to provide service in response to a false alarm of a security alarm system, the owner of the property on which the premises are located shall pay to the City of Cranbrook: $100 for the first offence; $150 for the second; $200 for each offence thereafter. This bylaw does not apply to residential properties. Visit our website and click on ‘Bylaws’ for more on all of our City bylaws.

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1. Premier Christy Clark promised in the election campaign that all ministries and crown agencies would be reviewed to determine if tax payers are getting good value. She appointed Bill Bennett as Minister Responsible for the Core Review, as well as Minister of Energy & Mines. 2. Last week, the Core Review Committee announced that the Provincial Capital Commission and Pacific Carbon Trust will be folded up, with a savings to tax payers of $6.6 million. There are 90 crown agencies in government, as well as the ministries. 3. The main goal of government’s Core Review is to ensure the best possible use of government resources and respect for the interests of taxpayers. The Core Review process will continue to review agencies, ministries and programs until the end of 2014. MLA Bill Bennett Telephone: 250 417-6022 Facsimile: 250 417-6026 Toll Free: 1 866 417-6022 email: website: Constituency Office: 100c Cranbrook Street North Cranbrook, BC V1C 3P9

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To help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in the East Kootenay-Koocanusa region, work is getting under way to develop a Watershed Action Plan, and you’re invited to join the discussion. When complete in 2014, the plan will incorporate community- and science-based goals, objectives and actions that aim to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in the East Kootenay and Koocanusa area, including the upper Kootenay River watershed, associated tributaries and Koocanusa Reservoir. The plan will outline specific actions to support and enhance lakes, streams, riparian areas, wetlands and upland and dryland areas, as well as species of interest. This is the first task for the recently announced East Kootenay-Koocanusa Fish and Wildlife Program, a partnership between Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP). “Area residents have been asking for this type of action plan to address their concerns, and it’s great news that it’s getting under way and residents have a

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The public is being asked to provide input about the fish and wildlife priorities of the East Kootenay-Koocanusa region, including Koocanusa Reservoir. chance to be part of the discussion,” said Dave White, FWCP-Columbia Board member representing the East Kootenay, adding that while the region is impacted, among other things, by hydro operations at Libby Dam in Montana, the program will take a broad watershed-based approach. Provide your input and ideas at an upcoming free workshop (no registration required) or by completing an online feedback form. Learn more and comment at Provide your input by

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January 6, 2014. Fernie: Monday, December 9 Stanford Fernie Resort, 100 Riverside Way AFTERNOON: Dropin open house: 2 p.m. – 2:30 pm; Community workshop: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. EVENING: Dropin open house: 6:30 – 7 p.m.; Community workshop: 7 – 9 p.m. Cranbrook: Tuesday, December 10 Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort 209 Van Horne Street South AFTERNOON: Dropin open house: 2 p.m 2:30 p.m.; Community workshop: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. EVENING: Dropin open house: 6:30 – 7 p.m.; Community

workshop: 7 – 9 p.m. “The environmental health of this region is important to residents,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “CBT provided $3 million in one-time funding to initiate this important work; now it’s time for the community at large to have its say and become involved.” Residents will have more opportunities to provide input at a later date, and the draft watershed action plan will be available for public review in late winter 2014. CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs

and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998. The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and local communities to conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by the creation of BC Hydroowned and -operated generation facilities in the Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions of British Columbia. More than $110 million has been invested in more than 1,500 projects since 1988.

Top projects for Elk Valley Submitted After hearing from over 200 residents and combing through over 750 thoughts, RDEK’s Elk Valley Community Directed Funds Committee is now inviting Elk Valley residents to help identify the best Elk Valley-wide projects and initiatives to receive funding. Tasked with creating a Community Priorities Plan to allocate $200,000 per year from Columbia Basin Trust over the next three years to create social and economic benefits for region, the Committee is eager to find out how residents will rank 10 Elk Valley projects and initiatives that came out of October’s consultations. “We were very excited

to see the range of ideas that residents put forward in October,” said Committee Chair Mary Giuliano. “This initiative asked us to think beyond the boundaries of our communities to consider the well-being of the Valley as whole, and that’s something that we’re not always used to doing. We had to eliminate many good ideas that were just too local in nature and therefore outside the mandate of this Committee.” Until the consultation closes on December 8th, residents can show their support for specific project ideas in one of two ways: 1) visit www.thinkelkvalley. com and following the online instructions, or 2) visit their local City Hall or District Office

to pick up and complete a prioritization form, or look for the tear-out form in the November 28th edition of the Free Press. The committee continues to seek participation from a broad crosssection of Elk Valley residents and stakeholders, including business, community and public services, education, health, arts & culture, heritage, sports, recreation, environment, seniors, youth and more. Residents who registered or participated online in October will automatically receive an invitation for this second and final stage of consultation. For more information about the community directed funds initiative, visit www.

Kootenay News Advertiser Friday, November 29, 2013

A conversation about addiction at COTR A9

Unforgettable–The Songs of Nat King Cole

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Tenaj Williams will be performing the music of Nat King Cole at Centre 64. Photo submitted

Shena Hicks and Don Kennedy spoke about their addiction experiences at the College of the Rockies. Two College of the Rockies Human Service Worker program students spoke to a gathering of students, faculty, staff and community members about their experiences with addiction on November 19. A Conversation About Addiction, sponsored by College of the Rockies’ Diversity Committee and the Library staff, was held in conjunction with National Addictions Awareness Week, November 18-24. Don Kennedy opened the conversation by revealing his painful experiences with drugs and alcohol. Once a successful businessman, Kennedy lost everything to his addiction and spent many years living on the street before gaining sobriety two years ago. Now a Program Facilitator at Top of the World Ranch Recovery Centre he is very happy to be alive and able to share his experiences with others today. “I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I went through to get where I am now,” Kennedy says. “I want people to learn from my experiences and to really think before getting involved with drugs and alcohol.” The College’s Human Service Worker program is a starting point for Kennedy’s long-term goal to earn a Bachelor

Degree in Addictions Counselling and perhaps even a Master’s Degree down the road. “The Human Service Worker program is the right program for me. Not only does it help me in my own recovery but it gives me the education and know-how to be able to give back to others,” he continues. Shena Hicks’ story is an equally moving one. Having grown up around individuals with addiction issues, she began using at a very young age and found herself living on the streets from the ages of 13 to 28. Now clean for almost five years, Shena has a desire to bring awareness of addiction to youth in an effort to try to prevent them from making some of the same choices she did. She also currently works as a Program Facilitator at Top of the World Ranch. “My dream is to work with addicts, especially women, and to try to reach them before they end up on the streets,” explains Hicks. “The Human Service Worker program is helping me to get to that goal as it provides the education I need to go along with my experiences.” For more information about College of the Rockies’ Human Service Worker Program go to:

Submitted The Kootenay Performing Arts Company in association with Ocean Entertainment Worldwide is proud to present Unforgettable ~ The Songs of Nat King Cole starring Calgary Singer/Actor Tenaj Williams. Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles at Montgomery, Alabama. He received music lessons from his mother and his family moved to Chicago when

he was only five, where his father Edward James Coles was a minister at the True Light Baptist Church and later Pastor of the First Baptist Church. Cole appeared in several movies, his last one being Cat Ballou (1965), starring Lee Marvin. Cole received 28 gold record awards for such hits as “Sweet Lorraine”, “Ramblin’ Rose” in 1962, “Too Young” in 1951, “Mona Lisa” in 1949 and Mel Tormé’s “Christmas Song”. His first recordings of the Christmas Song included the lyrics, “Reindeers really know how to fly” instead of “reindeer really know how to fly”, a mistake later corrected by Capitol Records. He was also a composer and his song “Straighten Up and Fly Right” was sold for $50. A heavy smoker, he died of lung cancer. Tenaj Williams was born and raised in the

beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. It was here that he first developed his passion and love for music. In 1999 he made the move to Canada and with the guidance and support of his family he began taking private vocal lessons and developing his passion. He started with singing in church choir and any other venues that would

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allow him to perform and hasn’t looked back ever since. The Kootenay Performing Arts Company (Formally Kimberley Summer Theatre) is a not-for-profit professional arts organization committed to producing and presenting high quality entertainment in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia. 4-3” x 4”

The shows take place on December 5, 6 and 7 at Kimberley’s Centre 64. You can charge tickets by phone at 250427-4080 or by visiting the Kootenay Performing Arts Company box office in the Platzl.

We want to hear your fish and wildlife priorities for the new East Kootenay-Koocanusa Fish and Wildlife Program. Your input will help create a new Watershed Action Plan that will guide conservation and enhancement in the East KootenayKoocanusa Region. Learn more and share your ideas at a free workshop or online at • Fernie: Monday, December 9

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AFTERNOON EVENING Drop-in open house: 2 – 2:30 p.m. 6:30 – 7 p.m. Community workshop: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 7 – 9 p.m. No registration required. Refreshments provided.

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Attention Cranbrook Senior Citizens! The Cranbrook Lions Club and its members cordially invite you to be our guests on

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Hey Kids! Send your letters to Santa!

Hey kids! Now you can write to Santa in care of the newspaper. We’ll be sure to deliver all your requests and wishes. Just follow the simple instructions below.

The deadline for letters to Santa is Friday, December 13 at 5 pm.

1. Written letters should be sent to: Santa’s Mailbox, c/o The Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St. N., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L2 or e-mail: 2. Be sure to indicate your name, town and age. 3. We will endeavor to publish as many letters as space allows from all legible letters received in our upcoming Christmas special sections. 4. Letters are non-returnable and become property of this paper. Additionally, we reserve the right to edit letters as space allows.

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The Mount Baker Music Department is on tour! Our Concert Choir is now performing as special guests of the 2013 Advent Sing International Choral Festival in Vienna, Austria, from November 28th to December 2nd. The 70 voice ensemble will be performing along with over 80 other choirs from all over the world in many of the most famous cathedrals and halls in the city, as well as in local high schools. The choir will also be taking a trip to Prague, Czech Republic, for more performances and visits to music schools in the city. The Mount Baker Concert Choir has its own tour website, courtesy of the festival organizers. There you will find a travel blog including daily journal entries and photos of their adventures! Please follow them at this link: Shortly after their return from tour, the choir will be presenting the Mount Baker Music Christmas Concert, on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30 pm at the Key City Theatre, admission by donation. Don’t miss your chance to come and hear this amazing group, fresh from their tour!

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We would like to wish our Sr. Girls & Boys Good Luck this coming week as they compete at the Provincials!

Jordan Pelton (Grade 10) and Josi Ensign (Grade 12) have been nominated for their endless effort and positive attitude.

Metis Flag Raising

Saturday, November 16 was Louis Riel Day. The Mount Baker Wild Warriors, our Aboriginal Student Leadership group, put together a great event. On Friday, November 15 we met at City Hall in Cranbrook for a few short speeches by some special dignitaries, including Chief Jim Whitehead, Principal Jason Tichauer, Director Doug McPhee, and from Metis Nation B.C., Marlin Ratch. Mayor Wayne Stetski signed a proclamation declaring November 15 through 22, 2013, as Metis Week. The beautiful, blue and white infinity Metis flag was raised and can be seen flying above City Hall for the week. Everyone joined in the singing of Proud to be Metis, the Metis National Anthem. There was music and dance, the School District #5 Jiggers, under the direction of Amy Cross, gave us some wonderful entertainment. The students were proud to demonstrate the dances they have been learning to traditional music. They did a wonderful job, and looked great wearing their Metis sashes. Alicia Leasak was our MC, well done, Alicia! Lots of people joined us, braving some biting winds, but overall the weather was pretty cooperative, considering this was an outdoor event, in November! After the ceremony, our guests headed over to The Gathering Place at Mount Baker where we shared lunch and stories.

We were delighted that Senator Betty Hoogendoorn from Metis Nation B.C. was able to join us. Our youth and elders enjoyed each others’ company, just being together on this historic occasion. The Metis flag can also be seen flying above Mt. Baker Secondary School for the week, thanks Ramona! The Warriors really look forward to this annual celebration, thanks to everyone who came out and supported our students, see you next year!

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Nine Kootenay authors converge at Lotus Books You are invited to attend the Kootenay Authors Book Fair and Sale, hosted by Lotus Books in Cranbrook. There will be nine.Kootenay authors present at one of

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Books 33 – 10thAvenue South in downtown Cranbrook, 1 to 4 p.m. At 2 and 3 p.m. there will be a fun event called Nine Books – Nine Minutes. Each author will be given 60 seconds to preview their book and state why it should be on your bookshelf this year.

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Kootenay authors will be on-site all afternoon to sign, discuss and promote their books. The authors lineup includes: Keith Liggett: He will have his newly released beautifully handcrafted book (from Fernie’s Clawhammer Press) of poetry called Like Socks In The Dryer. He also is the Fernie author of Island Lake Lodge— The Cookbook, Keith

Liggett’s beautiful oversize cookbook is packed with delicious recipes and great photos from the chefs at Island Lake Lodge. Janice Strong: Cranbrook based Janice Strong’s best seller Mountain Footsteps is much more than a trail guide. It’s packed with lots of full colour photos and great maps. Keith G. Powell: Liv-

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wasa Community Hall 6145 Wasa School Road, Wasa The draft bylaw is available online at For further information, contact Michele Bates, Planner at (250) 489-2791, toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or

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Maggie went home to God November 21, 2013. Laid to rest November 23, 2013. She leaves behind her family, husband Jan, Children; Liz (adam, Ramona, William & Zoey), Marcella, Jae, Jeffrey (Lucy), John, (Grace), Jason, Kayla. James (Bobbie, Daniel, Maddie, Jacob). Thank you to Dr. Marlatt for your looving care and suppport. Thank you to Dr. Chong for your care. Thank you Janice, Barb, and Lindsey (nurses) for your help through this time.

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To family & friends who attended, making a very special day. For the lovely cards, gifts, flowers. Thank You, Grace Stuart

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Obituaries OBITUARY

Charles (Chuck) Sidney Tull Sr. September 13, 1945-November 24, 2013 After a very brief illness, Chuck passed away very peacefully November 24, 2013, in the presence of his children at the Cranbrook Regional Hospital. Chuck will be lovingly remembered by his children Tracey, Cheryl (Darren), Charles Jr. (Bonnie), and Valerie (Darren), his fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He is also survived by his four sisters Emily, Pauline, Ruth, Judy and their families. Chuck was predeceased by the mother of his children Agnes and a daughter Sandra. He will also be missed greatly by his extended families in Wasa, BC. He lived and worked in the East Kootenay for many years and made many great friends. Chuck had a passion for the outdoors and you could always find him out fishing or hunting. We will be having a Celebration of Life at the Wasa Community Hall on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1 pm.

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Eileen Wilhelmina Bannatyne (nee Wutzke) 1929 - 2013

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December 18, Free Family Swim, 6-7 pm, Kimberley Rec Centre, persons 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Kimberley Medical Clinic. December 4. Free Public Swims, 5-6pm Kimberley Rec Centre. Persons 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Grubstake Pizza. December 7. United Church 8th Annual Cookie Walk, Cranbrook United Church, a downtown church at the corner of Baker Street and 12th Ave. 12:30-3pm, doors open at noon. Sales start at 12:30 pm 3pm, $10 for admission, container & glove. Fill container as full as you can, BUT, it must be able to close properly. There will be tables full of cookies and other Christmas goodies to choose from. For more information please call the United Church office at 250-426-2022 or Nancy Smith, 250-489-3650 November 29. Cranbrook Community Theatre is proud to present Visiting Mr. Green, a comedy and poignant drama about friendship, family and forgiveness. CCT’s first production of the season runs for 10 nights, November 29 & 30, December 4-7 and 11-14, at the Studio/Stage Door, Cranbrook. All performances at 8pm. Tickets available at Lotus Books, or at the door on the night of the performance. November 30. Home Grown Music Society presents the Coffee House on Saturday, November 30, at Centre 64, 8pm. Tickets $7 at the Snowdrift Cafe & Centre 64 in Kimberley.


Jan. 31, 1962- Nov. 29, 2007 We Think of you with love today but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence as we often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in a frame Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping. We have you in our heart.

to my family for the enjoyable Birthday get together.



Maria Young

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In Memoriam

With great sadness, Eileen's family announces her passing on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, British Columbia at the age of 84 after a short illness. Eileen was born on June 6, 1929 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was one of eight children born to Gustave and Augusta Wutzke. Eileen was married on June 7, 1949 to James McLean Bannatyne. They owned the Quill Lake Hotel in Saskatchewan until they moved to Wimmer where they owned and operated the general store. Eileen and James' four children were born in Quill Lake. They moved their family to Kimberley, BC in 1959. Eileen had a love hate relationship with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Vancouver Canucks, loving them when they won and hating them when they lost. She also enjoyed watching curling on TV and cheering on the Canadian teams. Eileen enjoyed spending her winters at her home in Arizona until this year. One of her greatest joys in life was watching her grandchildren grow and being able to help them out. Eileen will lovingly be remembered by her four children Ed (Patti), Jay (Sherree), Barbara (Dennis) and Bob (Wendy), her grandchildren Denny, Vicki, Jamie, Clayton, Brandi, Sean, Christopher, Derek, Robert and Bryan as well as her eight great grandchildren and her sisters Adeline, Gladys, Lillian, Doreen, Violet and Martha. Eileen was predeceased by her husband James "Jim" in 2007 as well as her parents Gustave and Augusta and her brother Walter. A memorial service for Eileen will be held at the Kimberley United Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Those wishing to honour Eileen's life with a memorial donation may do so to the: East Kootenay Regional Hospital Palliative Care Team, 13 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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HARASIUK, Shaun Tyler January 11, 1984 - November 16, 2013 In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 16, 2013. Shaun Tyler Harasiuk passed away suddenly of natural causes in Cranbrook at the age of 29 years. He was the youngest son of Audrene and Detlef Harasiuk. Shaun was born January 11, 1984 and grew up here in Cranbrook, BC. His parents raised him as a bush baby, so his love for the outdoors became his roots. He was always exceptional in school and rarely came home with less than an A. Shaun always lived his life to the fullest. Everything he did, he did to the extreme, whether it was hunting, fishing, riding his motor bike or mud bogging. He loved riding with his buddies and said he couldn't hold a candle to a few of them. His brother Kelly said this about Shaun, "Shaun was an awesome man! Misunderstood by most because he would red line every emotion available, such as loving, sadness, fighting, laughter and anger." He was always there to help a friend in need. His dad wrote this: "Today in tears, I wonder why, Why my beautiful son had to die? His life was taken He was yet so young His independence had just begun." Shaun was predeceased by his grandfather Allen Pocha, grandmother Elva (Pocha) Hinch, by his grandfather Alex Harasiuk and grandmother Charlotte Harasiuk; his uncles Red (Carl) Pocha, Gerald Pocha and Lloyd Pocha, his aunt Diane Bailey and his cousins Ione Clark and Troy Hallot. He leaves to mourn his mother and father, Audrene and Detlef Harasiuk and his brother Kelly (Chelsey) Harasiuk. He has a very large family with many aunts, uncles and cousins. He also has an extraordinary circle of friends and we will always miss his quick wit and his outgoing way. A Memorial Service to celebrate Shaun's life will be held at the Dwelling Place, 2324 - 2nd St. S., Cranbrook on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Condolences may be left for the family at Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864

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November 29. 43rd Annual Cranbrook Santa Claus Parade Presented by JCI Kootenay. The parade commences at 7pm on downtown Baker Street. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Cranbrook Food Bank. We are looking for more parade participants! If you are a business or a non-profit organization and you want to enter a float, decorate a vehicle, perform or have another creative way you would like to participate, please email

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1975 DOUBLE WIDE Basement / foundation model.

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Toy Poodle Shih-Tzu cross,

3 males, ready to go, $350. Also, 1 female, $400.

Meadowbrook Horse Drawn Cart,

made of Oak, comes with brakes, also with double tree, like new, $2200 obo. (250)342-0617

Appliances Kitchen Aid washer & dryer set, heavy duty, super capacity plus, 11 cycle washer, 3 wash/spin speed combos, 7cycle dryer, 4 temperatures, asking $500/set. GE electric range, asking $250. Call (778)517-2121

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Snow Shoveling Services, Senior Discounts, Call (250)464-0650 Cranbrook

Timothy straw for sale. Good feed supplement. 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rounds, 800 lbs each, $30/bale, delivery available. Larry 1 (250)428-8980

Ikea TV cabinet, square, two shelf glass door in stained pine, $50. Matching side tables, $25 each. Excellent condition. 250-432-5677 leave message during the day Kenmore Washer, Free and Dryer, $100. Dryer works well 250-432-5677 leave message during the day. Long older style downhill Rossignol skis & harness, like new, paid $950, asking $75. (250)426-5953 Make your own SOYMILK. Soyquick. Also for almond-, rice or oatmilk and fruitjuice. Works well. $80. 250-4293333 Sleeping bag, with carrying bag, large size, ex. cond., used once, $50. Call (250)421-9975 Stainless Steel Box Rails for short box, good condition, $100 obo. 250-432-5677 leave message during the day Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Pot, excellent condition, hardly used $75 obo. 250-432-5677 leave message during the day

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Feed & Hay 2nd cut alfalfa, no rain, small bales, under cover, $3.50/bale. 60-65lb bales. (250)428-2535 HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316 Painting & Decorating For an experienced painter, call Kathryn, (250)426-3055

Call Shannon or Erin (250)489-3455 or 1-800-665-2382

Equestrian Buying old or unwanted horses. Call Rob, (250)489-4293 or (250)464-1372

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Culligan can fix that nasty white build up on your taps or cure that annoying red staining in bath tub or laundry. Call Culligan Cranbrook today and let us fix your water right the first time! Call (250)426-2691 or visit our website And remember at Culligan we will always come to your home and test your water for free!


ROUND Bales (4x4), Orchard Grass mix $45/bale ($140/ton). Alfalfa available. Last years hay $35/bale. All shedded. 250-887-3212 Grasmere. Timothy Alfalfa hay, fertilized & irrigated, 900 lb, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, square bales, $65/each. Horse quality hay. (250)887-3475


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$100 & Under Toilet, white, good $20. (250)423-7363


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2 sets of glasses, in carrying cases, very elegant, silver sparkles on glasses, 10 glasses all together, must see to appreciate, includes glass coasters, $200. 5 Bone china cups w/saucers, also some win glasses, $150. Call (250)421-9975 Four 225/65/R17â&#x20AC;? winters, $150. Two LT225/75/R16â&#x20AC;? winters, $50/set. 4 Hankook 30x9.5/R15 LT M&S, $100. (250)417-6603


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Hide-a-bed, good shape, $150. (250)426-5304 King size bed frame, 4 poster, solid, home made, $190. (250)423-7363 Winter Tires: 4 Yokohama 235/70/R16â&#x20AC;?, SUV, $100/set. 4 Hankook P215/70/R15â&#x20AC;?, All Season, like new, $100/set. 4 LT 225/75/R16â&#x20AC;? Cooper, $150/set. Four 275/60/R20â&#x20AC;?, $150/set. Four 175/70/R13â&#x20AC;? All Season on Toyota 4 hole rims, $200. (250)417-6603

$300 & Under 1970 Olympia ski-doo, needs spark plug wire & repair or new track as large piece missing, $225 obo. (250)423-3465 Fernie 4 Michelin tires, 195/60/R15, mounted on Honda 4-bolt rims, $200. Four LT235/75/R15 M&S with 5-bolt Chev rims, $250. (250)4894340 Adorable potbellied piglets! $250 each, Half down to reserve & half on pickup in mid January. (250)402-8788


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Truxedo Box Cover off 2011 GMC 6 ft box. Great condition, no rips or tears, Velcro still excellent, $300 obo 250-4325677 leave message during the day


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BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.65/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Free Items Free barn kittens to good home. (250)427-7499

Fruit & Vegetables VISIT FARAMON Farm for apples. 4730 Canyon/Lister Rd. Gala, Spartan, Ambrosia, Jonagold, Orin, juicing apples & juice. Closed Sundays. 250428-7278


ENHAM FORD (BC) LTD Firewood for sale, cut, split & delivered, Cranbrook area, $300/cord for Larch, $250/cord for Pine. (250)402-9776

Fridge, almost 3 years old, square, 30x67, no broken parts, works well, $350 cash. (250)423-7363

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1965 Cockshutt 4-cyl tractor with front loader & 3-pt hitch, with blade, brand new set of tire chains, good cond, $4000. Call (250)426-5831 Commercial domed shelter, 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/ 2 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; end doors, new in crate. 1 (250)427-6199.

2009 Culligan Medallist water softener, $550 obo. Call (250)417-1129 Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 Commercial Tanning Bed For Sale

Ford 9N comes with blade cultivator, spare back wheel, has power take off, runs good, $3000 obo Gary, (250)427-3027 or (250)427-6393

Ford farm tractor, 20 HP diesel, 4x4, front end loader & back blade, good cond,

$5700. 1(250)428-9606 Creston


122-11 AVENUE S 250.417.0584 100, CRANBROOK - NEW LOCATION

Firearms Install Laminated Stocks, Muzzel Brakes, Triggers., etc. Glass and Pillar Bedding. Scope Mounting, Boresighting and Leveling. Private Lessons on Reloading, Cleaning and Maintenance. Bolt Action Rifles Only. Valid P.A.L. Required. Ben at (250)422-3546

Hay & Seasoned Fir, $75/pick up load or 3 loads for $200. You cut. (250)417-9291 Order early, limited supply, Pine firewood, standing dry, BIG 7 axle loads, delivered 60 km radius of Galloway, $1400 per load. Out of area, call for pricing. (250)429-3248


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Merchandise for Sale

WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750

10-71â&#x20AC;? bi pin bulbs, 22-59â&#x20AC;? bi pin bulbs, 3 facial bulbs, 400 watt snap in. Electrical requirements, 220 volt combinations are: 220 volt dedicated circuit. 12 AWG SJT power cord, 25 AMP rated breaker. Excellent condition. 1206 total minutes on bed. Full size. Call 250425-5218. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Stunning Diamond engagement ring princess cut set with gold and palladium. Diamond is nearly flawless and colorless. Appraised at $4100,selling for $2500, OBO. Papers included. Call or text 250 777-1779 Piano lessons, $50/mo. for 30 min. private lessons. Theory included. (250)489-3029

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Acreage for Sale

Little Tikes Grand Mansion dollhouse, retired, c/w Little Tikes people & furniture, mint condition, sells for $500 on Ebay, asking $350 obo. (250)417-7481 Michel-Natal Memories “TIMES TO REMEMBER” New copies 222 pages, photos & text Great gift. $40 shipped. Arlene Gaal 250-765-9960 email: New 36x80 textured fiberglass exterior door, made by All Weather Windows & Doors, includes frame, wrong size for my house, paid $1000, asking $500. (250)423-3465 Fernie STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.


Shed Antlers. Racks. Taxidermy, antiques. Cash paid. Kelly, (250)426-6993 Your Number 1 choice for pest control in the Kootenay Region. Cranbrook Pest Control. (250)426-9586

Misc. Wanted Antiques wanted by private collector, car dealership, gas station or soda signs & door pushes, pre 1970 tin toy trucks, cars & windups, also brewery or soda calendars. 1 (250)423-3715 or 420-7129 Antlers Wanted, Sets, Elk & Deer. 250-422-3444

Sheds & Call Rick

**FREE** All Wanted ads are now FREE!!!! Call today to place your wanted ad 250-489-3455 Wanted antiques by private collector, Medalta advertising, like Ogilvies flour, milk pitchers & bowls, or pottery whiskey jugs, with town names on them, also Seltzer bottles, soda pops or pottery ginger beers, from BC, AB or Sask. 1 (250)423-3715 or 420-7129 Wanted: looking for studio space for Hula Hoop classes a couple hours per week. Please call (250)919-4956

Musical Instruments 1980’s Mason & Risch piano & bench, nice shape, $1200 obo. (250)423-3465 DJ SERVICE & KARAOKE Weddings (complete), anniversaries, birthdays & family reunions. Will travel throughout area. *Not expensive - No time limit or extra costs. One price 20+ years of entertaining. Families & guests. CALL ME! Leave Message 250-421-3298,Lily.

Sporting Goods

Consignment Sporting Goods 917 Kootenay St. N., Cranbrook 417-2828

1999 Moduline 14x70

2 bedroom, 2 bath room. We deliver to your site within 300 Km of Cranbrook.

$49,900 no tax.

On the Strip

2232 Cranbrook St. N. Cranbrook, BC 250-489-1230 Toll Free 1-866-539-1230

For Sale By Owner A19



Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex


CRANBROOK, close to downtown, 1 & 2bdrm, $600 + dd & $750 + dd. Jan 1st. 421-7230 Creston, BC PARKVIEW MANOR 1 & 2/Bdrm Apartments $550 & up. Secure Building Available now! Rent Incentive N/S N/P Children OK Phone Ingrid 250-428-2234 Downtown Sparwood Available Dec. 1st. Large 2 bdrm suite in commercial building. Very private (only one suite), carport, large deck. No smoking. References required. $1050/month inc. utilities. Call 250-425-5440 or 250-425-5218. GLEN Livet Manor. 1 Bedroom $775/mo. New Flooring & Paint, Updated Kitchen, Balcony, New Drapes. 2 Bedroom $875/mo. New Paint & Drapes, Updated Kitchen, end unit, large storage room. Phone 778-517-0777 Hampshire Apartments, quiet convenient location, inc heat & hot water, n/s, n/p, 1bdrm, $600/mth; 2-bdrm, $775/mth, (250)417-7379

1307A 10th St. S Renovated upper 3-bdrm, c/w 4-appl, living room, dining, kitchen, parking & yard, one year lease, n/s, n/p, $900/mth + utilities. (250)421-2590


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Quality Stambulic built strata homes starting at just $279,000. You will find peace and quiet in one of our 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath homes, featuring 1500 sq ft plus partially developed basement, hardwood floors, jetted tub & spacious double carport. Located at 188 9th St S Quick possession available. To view call (250)426-4954 (250)421-0325

House for sale/rent. 3-bdrm newer log house, executive style, 2-1/2 bath, shop, garage, near school, waterfront on Sand Creek in Jaffray. #266331 (250)429-3001

Mobile Homes & Parks 12X66 MOBILE home & lot, 1855 Kokanee Cres N, CBK, $99,900. (250)919-0591 Elkford BC, 12x60 mobile home on corner lot, asking $135,000 obo. (250)427-6199


MORTGAGES!! Lower than posted bank rates. No application fee. Mortgage renewal, refinancing, debt consolidation & pre-qualification. Private Mortgages. John Magis 1-877-489-1691 MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE

Revenue Property Castlegar 6-plex plus commercial space for sale Income $5150/mth, Close to Tim Hortons & shopping asking $495,000 Cap rate 9% Call James 250-608-3930

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2-bdrm condo, Ponderosa Manor, Sparwood. Insuite laundry, $850/mth + power + DD, n/s, n/p, n/parties, avail Dec 1, (250)426-0227 Leave message 2-bdrm units available in Victoria Villas, rent inc. W/D & water, starting at $785/mo + electric. N/P, N/S, 1-year lease. Call (250)421-2590 Affordable & Reasonable Rent!!! 1 bedroom apartments! F/S, blinds, H/W, absolutely no pets, references, close to all amenities, (250)919-2075 (250)489-1015

1 & 2 Bedroom units starting at $650 Clean, quiet, secure, NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO PARTIES laundry facilities, adult oriented. Ref. req.

(250)417-1011 Well kept 2 bedroom Condo for rent in Sparwood Heights Includes fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, storage area, use of exercise room & sauna. No Smoking, No Pets. Available immediately $900 furnished Plus utilities. Heat included. Call 250-423-3598 or 250-425-4431 WILSHIRE Apartments, central location, incl heat, hot water, games room, sauna, hot tub, n/p, n/s, n/parties, 1 & 2bdrm units, 250-417-7379

Commercial/ Industrial Creston COMMERCIAL BUILDING

3600 sq.ft. of Retail Space

Located DOWN TOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-428-5240






Cars - Domestic 1.800.910.6402

1966 Rambler Ambassador 4-door station wagon, V8 auto, excellent inside & out, completely restored 1996, 97,000 original miles, asking $6800 obo. To view call (250)426-5371


All trades and offers considered.

On the Strip

2232 Cranbrook St. N. Cranbrook, BC 250-489-1230 Toll Free 1-866-539-1230

Auto Services


1981 Oldsmobile Toronado, p/everything, runs like a charm, $1200 obo. Call (250)402-8644 1985 Corvette, white, 4-spd auto, 350 tune port injection, 169,000km, new tires, $8995 obo. (250)489-0193

Antiques / Classics 1972 Chev show truck, 350 CID, auto, 2WD, column shift, bucket seats, nice paint, green with black interior, asking $11,900. 250-427-5895 1978 Cadillac Seville, 49,500 original miles, 1000 miles on new motor, good shape, runs great, $2750 obo. Call (250)919-1723

Really cute 2BDRM HOUSE 800 SQ FT, low utilities, 1 bath, available Dec 1, n/s, $875 + util. (250)417-7250

1979 El Camino SS, 350 motor, auto trans, p/s, p/b, p/dl, air, power bucket seats, Keystone Mags, ex. cond., white w/black interior, asking $9500.

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

Call after 6pm, (250)426-4311 Cars - Domestic

1988 Jaguar XJ 12 Vandenplas, 186,230km, V-12, very good cond., Pirelli tires, new brakes, $3800 obo. (250)421-1188

1996 Corvette Collector Edition, 160,000km, 2 roofs, auto, original paint, engine LT4, fully loaded,ex cond, asking $16,000 obo. (250)426-3802

1988 Mustang GT Cobra, 306, super charged 174 blower, all new MSD ignition, new 5-spd tranny, too much to list. $11,000. Call for more details, (250)421-9699

Open Houses

Open Houses

1994 Nissan Altima, new starter, alternator, battery with in the last 2 yrs, good on gas, $500 obo. After 6 pm 1 (250)426-9090

1995 Mustang Convertible, 5L, 5-spd, black w/tan top, new wheels, tires, exhaust, stereo, many more upgrades, very fast, ex. cond., beautiful car, must see! $8500. Call (250)428-9606 Creston

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Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

1-bdrm basement suite, avail Dec 1, own parking entrance, washer/dryer, $700/mth (couple) or $650/mth (single), includes all utilities, cable, internet. (250)919-3674

2-bdrm in adult oriented quiet 4-plex, close to bus & shopping, n/p, n/s, $800/mth + power. (250)426-5022

Spacious 1-bdrm, ground level entrance bsmt suite, private entrance & parking, gas fireplace, partially furnished, located 5 minutes from downtown on scenic acreage, suitable for a single person, n/p, n/s, utilities inc., ref req. $700/mo, avail Dec 1. (250)489-4082 or (250)4260417

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex



14 wide mobile home, 2-bdrm + 3rd room (den or bedroom), 1-bath, fenced yard, pet friendly, storage shed, parking for 2 vehicles, $800/mth plus utilities & DD. (250)426-8475

ROOM for rent, incl util. Must be working or college student, $425/mo. Available immediately. (250)426-2479


1982 Mobile Home

Homes for Rent

Shared Accommodation


in Windermere Mobile Home Park 5 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom with a woodstove, 8x10 deck, close to schools and beach. Home is vacant and ready for immediate occupancy.

2013 Mobile for rent in Moyie. $900/mth + utilities & heat. 2 bedrooms & bathrooms. W/D, all appliances, shed, big yard, partially fenced. N/S, references, pets negotiable, annual lease. Available right away. Email: or call 829-0576

MONTHLY chalet/log cabin rentals available immediately. Located on Beaverfoot Road, 20 minutes east of Golden. Furnished units for $900/month + utilities or unfurnished units for $800/month + utilities. Receive a half month free rent with year-long lease. Contact Jack or Kim (250) 344-4775.


Auto Financing Auto

Mobile Homes & Pads

Kimberley Townsite Newly renovated - PAINT, FLOORING, WINDOWS & FURNACE. 3 bdrm, 1 bath, carport. Close to schools & parks. $900/mth. Call 250-423-7248


East Kootenay Realty

Open Houses Homes for Rent



for a map of our


Ski Hill


1 bdm Suite

$725/mth incl. util

Ski Hill


1 bdm Suite

$700/mth incl. util



2 bdrm Apt

$750/mth incl. util



5 bdrm 1/2 Duplex

$1200/mth + util

Ski Hill


2 bdm Furnished Condo

$1400/mth incl. util

Beautiful family home in great neighborhood w/many updates & detached garage.

Ski Hill


2 bdm Furnished Condo

$1400/mth incl. util

Sandy Smith



Commercial Space for Rent

Call for Details



1 bdm + Den Apt

$700/mth +Util

Victoria Villa


2 bdrm Apt

$750/mth +Util

Gyro Park


2 bdrm Apt

$800/mth +Util

East Kootenay Realty Complete Rental Property and Strata Management Services Kimberley 250-427-0070 1-866-427-0070 Cranbrook 250-426-8211 1-866-426-8211

Cranbrook • Saturday, November 30 10:00-11:00am 121 Birch Drive $349,900

11:15am-12:15pm 261 28th Avenue NW

Well maintained & much loved pan-abode home on 1.44 acres w/4 bay detached garage.

$469,900 Sandy Smith for open house maps, rental properties, property details and mortgages

25 - 10th Ave. S. Cranbrook 250-426-8211 1-866-426-8211 385 Wallinger Ave., Kimberley 250-427-0070 1-866-427-0070




Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

1993 Chrysler New Yorker 5th Ave, 4-dr, 3.3L, V6 auto, 170,000km, fully powered, 36 mpg hwy, senior driven, just fully serviced, showroom cond., dependable transportation, $2850 obo. (250)427-3497 1998 Cadillac Catera, 160,000km, beige with beige leather, sunroof, heated front/rear seats, cassette/CD & more, 30+ mpg hwy, $4500. (250)426-7041 1998 Subaru Forester AWD, well maintained, new timing belt, battery, windshield, no rust, 220,000 km, $5000. (250)346-3378 1999 Ford Escort SE, 4-cyl, manual, green, Stock #A16007B, $2722. Melody Motors, DL #5248, (250)4274224 2001 Ford Focus 4-dr SE Sedan, 4-cyl, auto, red, Stock #NN457B, $2769. Melody Motors, DL #5248, (250)427-4224

2005 PT Cruiser, 140,000 km, ex. cond., sunroof, leather interior, 5-spd, excellent mileage $3900. (250)426-4752 2006 Dodge Charger Base Sedan, 4-Spd Auto, silver. Stock #C14161A, $25,995. Cranbrook Dodge, DL 30708, 1-888-259-7039 2006 Hyundai Tiburon SE, silver, 2.0L Inline4, 5-spd manual, FWD, Stock #T3237A, $8995. Denham Ford, DL #30786, 1-800-663-3839 2007 Honda Civic Sedan EX, 4-cyl, auto, blue, FWD, Stock #H06974A, $12,700. Spring Honda, DL #31110, 1-888638-4488

2003 Crown Vic, 110,000 km, A-1 condition, summer & winter tires, power everything, $7500 obo. (250)426-1961

2007 Mazda CX7 AWD, 2.3L turbo, 6-speed auto with sport shifter, A/C, CD player, 18” alloy wheels. New turbo and windshield, no accidents. Mechanics special. Runs great but uses oil. My loss is your gain. $6,500.00 OBO. Call 250-829-0677

2003 Toyota Corolla CE, everything works, new cruise, shocks & struts, wheel covers, 215,000km, includes winter tires on rims $6000. (250)426-8867 2004 Mazda 3, 187,000 km, has some body damage, $2800. (250)427-0158 or (250)919-2274 2005 GRAND PRIX. V6, immac. cond, 1 owner, purchased brand new & lady driven. Have all service records. Too many features to list, Remote start, pl, pw, ps, cruise, tilt, a/c. Widetrack suspension. Brand new Michelin Defender tires, brand new battery, brakes just done and car serviced recently. 193,000 km, all highway driven. Excellent, reliable car. $5,900 obo 250-402-6700 (near Kitchener).

Auto Accessories/Parts

2007 Toyota Camry SE, 4-cyl auto, grey, FWD, Stock #H04155A, $13,500. Spring Honda, DL #31110, 1-888638-4488 2007 Toyota Corolla, Sports Edition, 100,000 km, ex. cond., standard, $10,000 obo. (250)421-3311 2008 Chrysler Pacifica Limited SUV, 6-spd, auto, black, Stock #T13415A, $16,995. Cranbrook Dodge, DL #30708, 1-888-259-7039 2008 Dodge Charger, silver, 2.7L, V6, auto, RWD, Stock #C3324A, $7995. Denham Ford, DL #30786, 1-800-6633839

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Vehicle Lease / Rent

Vehicle Lease / Rent

Renting Quality Cars At Great Prices

• compacts • full size • mini vans • mid size • 15 passenger vans • moving trucks Providing superior value by offering outstanding service along with high quality, clean and dependable vehicles at affordable prices.

CRANBROOK: 426-3004 CRESTON: 428-9343 TRAIL: 364-0211 NELSON: 352-5122



Sport Utility Vehicle

2007 Hi-LOW 22’ tandem trailer, fully self contained w/fridge, stove, air, solar panel & much more. Very rare in this area. Design allows for compact mode when traveling so wind resistance is very low & better on your vehicle for gas consumption. Always stored under cover when not in use. $18,000. (250)489-4748

2001 Chevrolet Tracker 4x4, auto, 2-dr, soft top, air, p/w, remote start, good cond., $5500 obo. (250)278-0651



2004 Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail Classic, ex cond., 64,000km, $11,500 obo. After 6pm, (250)426-1836

1994 30’ Dutchman 4 Seasons 5th Wheel, new awning, walk around queen bed up front, slide out rear kitchen, sleeps 6, new batteries, new propane tanks inspected 2009, good tires, $9000 obo. Nadine or Graham Beam, (250)426-7400

2006 CR125, very well maintained, brand new FMF pipe & silencer & rad valve, $2700 obo. (250)421-8126 2007 Harley Davidson Dyna Low-Rider, burgundy/cream, 55,000km, must see to appreciate, asking $9000. (250)4895445 2008 KLR 650, 11,000km, near mint, w/extras & bags, $3650 obo. Evenings (403)836-3786 2012 KTM150XC, mint cond, barely used, bought July 2012, $6400 obo. 2012 KX100, great cond., bought July 2012, $4000 obo. Neither bike used this season. (250)426-7980 New Bristol leather jacket, stretch panels, vented, removable kidney belt size 42-44, $250. HD boots, size 8, $100. HD helmet, $100. HD cover, flame retardant, $100. (250)489-1418 Wells Cargo bike cargo trailer, 1500 lb torsion axle, wheel chock, 6 tie points, loading ramp, 6x6x10, $3000. (250)464-0207

ENHAM FORD (BC) LTD Off Road Vehicles Recreational/Sale

Mercury Topaz, 4-cyl, ex. cond., standard, 5-spd, 50 miles per gal $2500 obo. (250)426-4752 Cars - Sports & Imports


1970’s Vanguard 8’ truck camper, good cond., $400 obo. (250)426-1887 or call (250)426-9422 1977 GMC Class A motorhome, 26’, good cond. inside & out, newer tires, must be seen! Rare model. Best offer takes it. (250)426-8408 1979 21’ Ford motorhome, needs work inside & out, materials supplied, F/S, oven, bathroom, furnace, shower, seats 8, sleeps 6, only has 68,000 miles on motorhome. $850 firm, as is, where is. (250)426-7614 1984 28’ Winnebago, 454 CID Chevy auto, 68,500 original miles, must see to appreciate, for a list of features. (250)9190125, (250)426-5666 1989 BMW 325i Convertible, all black, 140,000 original km, original owner, great shape, $7500 obo. (250)919-1723

1993 Western Star tandem dump truck with new hoist cylinder, front differential, rear leaf springs, front tires, king pins, batteries & rebuilt engine, 18-spd split shift, $21,000. (250)417-6543 45’ Commercial transport van, heated, new 24.5 rubber, $5500. (250)489-8794

1991 26’ Rustler, Jack & Jill bunks, front kitchen, fold out couch, air, full bath, new water pump, newer HW tank, new battery, sleeps-6, $6600 obo. (250)426-5653 1991 29’ Wilderness trailer, everything runs, in good cond., lots of upgrades, $7000. (250)420-1802 1991 31’ motorhome, 57,000 miles, good cond, asking $10,900, must sell, make offer. Baynes Lake (406)291-2380

Motorcycles 1982 Honda Interstate, 1100cc, A1 shape, 62,372km, inc. trailer, asking $6500. Call Henry, (250)428-3545 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500, 40,000km on rebuilt engine & transmission, hard bags, windscreen, auxiliary gas tank, Stage 3 carbs, set up for touring, $7000. (250)464-0207 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 cc, custom built, 39,000km, $8000 obo. (250)489-1310 2001 Harley 1200 Sportster, 100th Anniversary Edition, needs inspection, $5500. Call (250)417-5530 2008 Honda CRF250X, $4800 obo Barely used less than 200 km (250)427-7229

1997 22’ Westwind 5th Wheel, clean cond. throughout, working stove/oven, electric/gas fridge, air, furnace, solar panel, microwave, sleeps 6, dual wheels, spare tire, awning, outside shower, $8000. (250)489-3741 1999 Corsair 5th Wheel trailer, 30’, 2 slideouts, tandem axle, ex. cond., $11,000 obo. Call Audrey, (250)417-3431 1999 Corsair Excella 28.5’, all season 5th wheel trailer, full set of skirting, well made, beautiful interior, many options (built in vac, AC, MW, awning), perfect snowbird/park unit, $12,500 obo, hitch also available. (250)426-2671 2001 26’ Vanguard, parked on for last 10 years, no bush km since 2003. New roof, 2-yr old awning, double bed in front, Jack & Jill bunks in rear, sleeps 6 comfortably (can accommodate 8), asking $11,000. Call or text, (250)421-1597

New Car Dealers

2009 Polaris Scrambler 500, 4WD, ex cond, $4300 obo. After 5:30 (250)489-8355

Commercial Vehicles



Cars - Domestic

Auto Accessories/Parts



2008 Toyota Yaris FWD 4-dr Sedan, brand new tires, 1.5L, manual, blue, Stock #C062516A, $7995. Alpine Toyota, DL #30845, 1-888418-4798 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave 4-dr Sedan SE, 4-cyl, auto, blue, Stock #11113A, $6691. Melody Motors, DL #5248, 1-888703-2211 2009 PT Cruiser, 56,000km, Mint cond., $9,800 obo. (250)342-6997 2009 Toyota Yaris, hatchback, low km, brand new tires, manual, red, Stock #5264195M, $10,995. Alpine Toyota, DL #30845, 1-888418-4798 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe, 6.2L, 8-cyl, RWD, 6-spd manual, orange, Stock #TK6896A, $29,985. North Star Motors, DL #5717, 1-800663-2307 2010 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Sedan, 3.9L, 6-cyl, FWD, 4-spd auto, grey, Stock #CK1035C, $15,900. North Star Motors, DL #5717, 1-800663-2307 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan, 2.0L, 4-cyl, 6-spd auto, black, Stock #TL7870A, $19,949. North Star Motors, DL #5717, 1-800-663-2307 2011 Honda Accord Sedan EXL, auto, 4-cyl, FWD, Stock #H06878A, $22,000. Spring Honda, DL #31110, Call (250)489-4311 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sedan, Turbo, FWD, leather seats, power sunroof, manual trans., black, Stock #X020513N, $23,750. Alpine Toyota, DL #30845, 1-888418-4798 2013 Dodge Charger SXT Sedan, 3.6L V-6, auto, black, Stock #U1695, $24,995. Cranbrook Dodge, DL 30708, 1888-259-7039

2008 Ford Focus, black, 2-dr standard, 96,000 km, 4-winter tires w/rims, remote starter, $9500 obo. (250)489-1310



1991 Dodge Ram Cummins diesel & 2010 Adventure camper. 140 watt solar panel, television, skylight, surround sound stereo system inside & out. $32,000 obo for both. (250)427-6806 1992 37’ Class A motorhome for sale, A1 shape, fully loaded, $24,500. Consider vehicle on trade. (250)489-8794 1992 Prowler 19’ holiday trailer, good cond., inside like new, double axle, $5800 obo. (250)489-5798 1997 Vanguard Wrangler 5th wheel, 26’, hitch included, asking $8000. (250)426-5535

2010 Springdale 26-1/2’, 1/2 ton towable, slide, sleeps 6, used 7x, loaded, $18,000 obo. (250)489-8885 2011 22’ Regal motorhome on Ford 350 Chassis, only 35,000 km, asking $52,000. (250)4282739 2011 36’ Outback Sidney Addition 5th Wheel, 4 slides, ex. cond., extended warranty until 2017, $32,000. (250)919-7185

2003/2004 32’ Endura Class C Gulfstream motorhome, 454 motor/Genset, ex. shape, 3104 6th St S, worth $64,900, asking $45,000. (250)919-6665 2003 Tahoe, large slide, single bunks, hard wall, awning, Stock #T3589.1, $15,900. Runners RV, 1-800-663-4824 2004 24’ Pioneer travel trailer, island bed, as new cond., $11,000. Or trade for motorhome. (250)428-9606 Creston 2004 30’ Arctic Fox, 4 season all weather coach, 2 slides, solid oak cabinets, ex. cond., asking $20,000 obo.(250)4266550 2004 Springdale 25’, small slide, awning, Stock #T3472.1, $14,900. Runners RV, call (250)489-4141 or 1-800-6634824 2004 Terry 5th Wheel, 29-1/2’ with slide, air, 8 cu.ft. fridge, microwave, stove, oven, back bedroom with bunks, queensize bed in master bedroom with bathroom, tub, shower, pull out couch, can sleep up to 8 people, plenty of cupboard space, in good shape, asking $18,000. 1 (250)402-3583 2004 Terry Quantum 32’ 5th Wheel trailer, immaculate, 2 slides, queen bed, 3-way fridge, 3-burner stove w/oven, microwave, gas/electric hot water heater, gas furnace, 2 TV’s, excellent & clean cond., $21,500 obo. (250)426-8178 2005 29’ Holiday trailer, equipped with solar panels, 285 watts, 2000 watt inverter, large slide w/awning, dual wheels, mint cond., $16,000 obo. (250)342-6805 2006 Eagle 32’ 5th Wheel, 2 slides, thermal windows, awning, well maintained, Stock #T3415.2, $27,900. Runners RV, 1-800-663-4824 2007 Prowler, 25’, folding couch, large rear bathroom, awning, 5518lbs dry weight, Stock #T3572.1, $12,900. Runners RV, 1-800-663-4824 2008 Jayco toy hauler, 29’, used 10 times, loaded, 12’ garage. Call for more information. $27,000 or will take classic muscle or hot rod on trade. (250)426-3568 2009 Coachman 24’, small slide, awning, large rear bathroom, spacious living area, walk around queen bed, air, Stock #T3526.1, $14,900. Runners RV, 1-800-663-4824 2010 24’ Hideout, new cond, walk around queen, Jack & Jill beds, air, indoor outdoor speakers, 19’ flat screen stereo/CD/DVD, sleeps-7, hitch inc. $13,000 obo. (250)489-5855

2002 Ford Explorer SUV, green, low mileage, immaculate throughout, new stereo & CD player, 1 year wear on winter tires, new brakes, $7000 obo. (250)425-6380 2004 Ford Sport Trac 4WD Explorer, 140,000km, auto, loaded, sunroof, leather seats, keyless entry, remote start, 2 sets tires on rims, $7000. (250)489-4962


4x4, auto, 4.7L 8-cyl, loaded, 6-CD player, DVD, seats 8, leather, heated seats, much more, 120,000 miles, great cond, maintenance receipts,

A STEAL OF A DEAL AT $13,500 firm (250)427-3228

2005 Honda CRV, 4WD, auto, new tires, great cond., 160,000km, asking $8800. (250)489-3147 (250)421-7479

8’ cab over Vanguard camper, c/w 3-way fridge, stove, furnace, fold-out steps, sleeps 4, great for fishing trips & weekend getaways, needs some TLC, $1000 obo. (250)417-3237 BIG FOOT 2500 camper, 9.5’, Happy jacks, solar panel, Fantastic fan, 2-batteries, 2-propane takes, pot, pans, dishes, bedding, rose & blue decor, always under cover, no pets, non smoking, in floor heating, outside shower, very clean & great cond, Reduced to $13,000 obo. (250)429-3113 Lance 11’9” side door camper, loaded, ex. cond., $18,500 no tax. (250)426-5118 Reduced by $1200. Camping & Hunting. Truck & camper, rebuilt motor, trans, drive shaft, 8000lb winch, new water pump, alternator, power steering pump, master cylinder, shocks, 3-way fridge, stove, heater, many more, asking $4700, may consider trades.Call Ray,(250)489-5038 Vanguard trailer, 24’, 1983, new awning, new tires, resealed roof & windows, good cond, sleeps-6, $5200. 1 (250)420-7436

Snowmobiles 2001 Skandic 380, chassis in fair cond., motor not running, $400 obo. 2001 Arctic Cat 700, Powder Special, chassis in good cond., motor not running, $500 obo.(250)919-2276

Sport Utility Vehicle 1994 Ford Explorer 4-dr, 4x4, blue, $2000 obo. (250)4275325 1997 Chevy Blazer, 206,000km, recent brakes & engine tune up, runs nice, $3000 obo. If you want it, make an offer. (250)402-8644 1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 engine. 4DR 4X4 green with PS/PB/Power windows, cruise control, winter rated tires, trailer hitch. In excellent condition with 330,000 Km . $4800 OBO 250-430-7446 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4L, auto, 4WD, Champagne, 235,500km, $5000. Call (250)423-3465 2001 Ford Explorer XLS, 4WD V6, low km, no rust, great shape, good tires, new battery, $3500. (250)426-5765

2006 Nissan X-Trail Bona Vista Edition SUV, very good cond., 70,000km, AWD, 2.5L 4-cyl auto, roof racks, sunroof, fog lights, alloy wheels w/newer tires, new battery, heated seats, 6-CD player, iPod connector, wired for navigation, asking $16,900. Reduced to $15,900 (250)426-3581 or (250)919-8795 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, V6 auto, black, 4WD, Stock #H00131A, $19,800. Spring Honda, DL #31110, 1-888638-4488 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 111,214km, V6, 4WD, diesel, auto, Stock #H02106A, $19,900. Spring Honda, DL #31110, (250)489-4311 2008 Mazda Tribute SUV, loaded, leather, heated seats, sunroof, winter & summer tires, 85,000 km, ex. cond., $14,900 obo. (250)426-9753 2010 Cadillac SRX 3.0 Luxury SUV, 6-cyl, 6-spd auto, grey, Stock #6N6289B, $30,947. North Star Motors, DL #5717, 1-800-663-2307 Silver 2007 Chevy Trailblazer, 4.2L Vortec, auto, 4WD, p/w, p/b, p/s, p/seats, command start, Alpine stereo, 150,000km, $11,000. Call Monday-Saturday, 9-5pm, (250)428-7538

Trucks & Vans 1982 Ford F250 farm truck, 6cyl, in everyday use, offers? 1982 Dodge Rampage, in everyday use, make offer (250)489-5798 1984 S10 Blazer, 4x4, 350 V8, 700 rear transmission, 9 bolt Curry rear end, $6000. (250)427-7094 1986 GMC Sierra, 2WD, 305, short box, everything original, located in Fernie, $1100. (250)464-4131 1987 BLAZER K-5, V8, 4x4, 40,000 original miles, ex. shape, California car, $7000. (250)427-7094 1988 Ford F150 pickup, 2WD, stick shift, 5+OD, 6-cyl, long box, canopy, good cond., arthritis compels sale, $1100. (250)489-1108

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1991 Dodge Ram Charger 4x4, c/w spare 318 motor, $800. (250)426-5831 1992 Ford Aerostar XLT, runs great, $700 obo. Call (250)919-1043 1992 GMC Sierra 1500, standard trans., RWD, canopy, 155,169km, asking $5000. (250)426-2358 1993 Chev Silverado 1500 Ext cab 2x4, 350, 4-spd auto, hard cover, running boards, Michelins, tow package, 288 K, runs great, $3200 obo. (250)402-6043 Creston 1993 Ford F150 4x4, auto, CD, low km 105,000km, one owner, good running truck, $5000 obo or trades (250)4891628 1993 Toyota pickup, 4WD, w/canopy, needs body work, runs great, $2200. Call (250)417-3143 1994 Ford Ext cab, 4WD, 5-spd standard, $800. (250)427-4856 1996 Chevy Sierra Extra cab, 4x4, wired for trailer, canopy, electric brakes, ex. cond., $3000. (778)517-1999 1996 Dodge Cummins diesel dually, 4x4, 1 ton, trailer hauler, endless list of custom work done, extras, too much to list, mint cond, low km, completely refurbished, new everything $20,000. (250)489-8151

1999 Dodge Ram, 5.7 L Cummins diesel, 388,000km, 2 sets tires & rims, has some rust, too many options to list, $5000 obo. (250)919-6558 2000 RED Ford F-150 4x4, 4.6 L, canopy, trailer pkg, remote start, auto, super crew, 217,000 km, $5000 obo, pictures on Kijiji. (250)427-6286 2001 Honda Odyssey, great family van, 140,000km, asking $6500. (250)489-0725 2001 Silverado 2500 HD Ext cab, 4x4, 8.1 L engine, Allison trans., roll & lock box cover, 116,000km, ex. cond., asking $11,000. (250)421-3556 2003 F150 XLT 4X4 SC 6.5’box white 4.6 air pw canopy good cond 307,000km $4,000. 250-489-3128

2005 GMC Sierra 4x4 Extended Cab HD 2500, 8’ box, auto, air, CD player, 120V inverter, trailer towing package, 370,000km, well maintained, $6800. Call after 5pm, (250)489-5068

2006 Ford F350 Lariat, grey, 6.0L, V8 Turbo, 5-spd auto,4x4, Stock #T3326A, $21,995. Denham Ford, DL #30786, 1-800-663-3839 2006 Nissan Titan LE 4x4 Crew cab, grey, 5.6L, V8, 5-spd auto, Stock #P2012, $16,995. Denham Ford, DL #30786, 1-800-663-3839 2007 Ford Expedition, 4-dr, 4WD, 8-cyl, auto, Stock #NNN461, $4831. Melody Motors, DL #5248, (250)427-4224 2008 DODGE Ram, 3500, 4x4 crew cab, loaded w/8’ box,$30,000. Good used work trucks. 1(250)427-6199 2008 Toyota Tundra 4x4, 5.7L, V8, alloy wheels, double cab, 6-spd auto, Stock #X296749A, $20,795. Alpine Toyota, DL #30845, 1-888418-4798 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie, orange, 5.7L, V8, auto, 4x4, Stock #T3353A, $25,995. Denham Ford, DL #30786, 1800-663-3839

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2005 Toyota Tacoma, V6, 4-dr, 4x4, 6-spd std, ex. cond., Tonneau cover, spare set of custom rims, $12,000 obo. (250)428-4719 (250)428-6843 2006 Chevy Silverado 4.8L, crewcab, 4x4, short box, new tires/glass, ex cond, 186,000 km, asking $11,900 obo. (250)426-4624 please leave msg 2006 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad cab, auto, red, Stock #T13326A, $17,995. Cranbrook Dodge, DL #30708, 1888-259-7039

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1998 GMC 3/4 ton, ext cab, long box, good running cond, new parts added on to unit, $3500 obo. After 4 pm (250)426-1925 2001 Chev Silverado, 4WD, 4-dr, $4500. (250)417-5806

2006 F150 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4, 150,000km, black on black, leather, DVD, sunroof, Tonneau, loaded, p/everything, heated seats, Showroom cond, $23,000 obo. (250)464-1330 2006 F350 XLT 4x4, crew cab, long box, diesel, 180,000 km, $14,000. Call for more details 1 (250)420-7185 2006 Ford F150 Supercab, 4x4, p/w, air, new rubber, clean, $14,000. Leave message, (250)427-5162




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2011 Honda Odyssey EX, V6, auto, FWD, in like new cond., under 38,000 km, includes set of winter tires on rims, $24,500. (250)428-2761 Creston 2011 Toyota Tundra SR5, 5.7L, V8, Crew Max Cab, auto, silver, Stock #X171850M, $32,995. Alpine Toyota, DL #30845, 1-888-418-4798 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, auto, white, Stock #U1698, $24,995. Cranbrook Dodge, DL #30708, 1-888259-7039

Quad trailer, 8’x10’, 15’’ wheels, spare tire, removable sides, 3500 lb axle, $1500. (250)425-5032

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Utility trailer, 4’2’’x7’3’’ long, 2’ high with 14’’ wide tires, $1000. (250)426-7169, 9195361 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE, ex cond, ext cab, Air, cloth interior, PW, PL, towing equipped, Tonneau cover, OnStar, 128,000 km $19,000. (250)421-8022

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2003 GMC Safari full size van, 3 rows of seating, AWD, auto, ex. cond. in & out, good tires, needs new motor, located in Cranbrook, $1000 obo. Call (250)304-7646 2003 Toyota Tundra 4x4, 260,000 km, well maintained, good cond., $10,500 obo. (250)489-0771 2005 GMC 3500 1-ton, Scott aluminum 12’ box w/flip down sides, Tommy lift gate, 2000lb capacity, certified, $18,000 obo. (250)427-3350 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6, auto, Stock #15713A, $6491. Melody Motors, DL #5248, (250)427-4224


2010 Chevrolet Avalanche LT, Crew cab, 5.3L, 8-cyl, 4WD, 6-spd auto, white, Stock #CK38829A, $29,900. North Star Motors, DL #5717, 1-800663-2307 2010 Ford F-150, 4x4 ext cab, loaded. Also other good used trucks. 1 (250)427-6199 2011 GMC Sierra 4WD, ext cab, 5.3L engine, full trailering pkg, rollup tonneau cover, remote start, priced below black book,25.5k kms,$26,250. 250-428-7584 Creston Hunter’s Special: 1980 Chev pickup, with Okanagan camper, great shape, comes with canopy, $3500. (250)421-9160

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Wells Cargo bike cargo trailer, 1500 lb torsion axle, wheel chock, 6 tie points, loading ramp, 6x6x10, $3000. (250)464-0207

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Council has given the go-ahead to construction of the entranceway signs at the east and west ends of the municipality in a 4-3 vote on Nov. 19. Chief Administrative Officer Myron Thompson said administration wanted to ensure that council approved the design elements and location, primarily on the east end, prior to construction. Previous council had had some discussion around the east location and it had been relocated to east of the Bellevue campground. “Logistically, this is a preferred location as it provides a safe and convenient pull-off for vehicles and ties in nicely

with the public amenities such as the campground itself, washrooms, tourist information, etc,” said Thompson. “It is also in close proximity to a number of local businesses.” Several councillors questioned if this location leaves some residents beyond its boundary and whether it should be placed further east, either where the existing sign is or in the area near Leitch Collieries. Thompson said the geography of Leitch Collieries makes installation challenging and with the ground lower than the highway, the impact of the sign would be minimized. He reiterated that the current location was chosen for its tourism amenities. He said the existing sign would be dismantled and materials

salvaged if possible. He cautioned that if council chose to move the location it would have to be decided soon as footings have already been poured at a cost of about $2,000 at the campground location. A total cost of $200,000 had been budgeted for the project and is funded through a provincial grant. There is a contract for the structure, he added, and the total cost will be about $170,000. The west end sign will be put in the existing location. Councillor Shar Lazzarotto moved to proceed with the east and west installation as previously decided. The motion was approved 4-3 with Councillors Marlene Anctil Dave Filipuzzi and Bill Kovach opposed.

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As afternoon settled into dusk, the snow became heavier and blowing winds turned visibility into guesswork. By 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Alberta Transportation officials said extreme weather conditions forced the closure of Highway 3 between Coleman and Sparwood, B.C. Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue Chief Steve Munshaw said in situations like that, his department’s role is to help motorists, both at the gate and within the municipality. A group of three fire/rescue personnel went to the gate, said Munshaw, to speak to motorists and get them turned around. “Vehicles can’t wait there, they can’t block the road off,” he said. “We can only do that in an emergency.” Fortunately, there wasn’t much traffic, he said. “We’ve been working with organizations and trucking companies to send out information to identify pass closures… they’re turning around before they get to us,” said Munshaw. “We have great relationships to provide information to truck traffic.”


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The Fire/rescue department also had two people stationed near Tim Horton’s to redirect truckers to the turnoffs in Frank and the Burmis weigh scales. Munshaw said these locations are plowed and available so dangerous goods are not sitting in the community. Munshaw said a new system is being implemented on the municipal website that will provide immediate information about road closures. A red banner will be activated with links to a location map of the closure as well as “mustering” locations for rigs where they can drive to wait out the storm. Hard copies of these maps will also be available for truckers at the closure gate. Munshaw told The Free Press the Crowsnest Pass is unique in the province as no other Alberta community has a gate marking the entrance to a mountain pass. As such, he said, the decision to close the highway is made by Alberta Transportation officials in the southern region who must request closure from the Minister. Highway 3 reopened at 9:30 p.m. “The [closure] went excellent,” said Munshaw. “Everything went very well and we had a good response with traffic.”

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Council looks at remuneration By Joni MacFarlane Editor On Nov. 19, municipal council addressed the thorny issue of how much they are paid for meetings, travel and other expenses necessary to do their job. Chief Administrative Officer Myron Thompson said the policy committee had been working on this and that “normally when it comes to changes in

remuneration, the existing council, the old council, tries to deal with that prior to the election time so that the new council comes in and doesn’t have to make these kinds of decisions”. Work had been done on the issue, he said, but not formalized and so, administration was bringing it forward for the new council’s review. The monthly stipend hasn’t been amended

since 2000 and the meeting remuneration hasn’t been changed since 2008, said Thompson. Currently, council members are paid $160 per day for meetings in excess of six hours, $160 per day for meetings in excess of one day, $50 per day for expenses while attending out of town meetings, mileage at the provincial rate per kilometre set in April each year, $70 for

meetings less than six hours, and a monthly stipend of $500 for a councillor and $800 for the mayor. They are not reimbursed for social or other events promoting the Crowsnest Pass nor are they reimbursed if they receive payment from another organization such as a board or committee. Council members asked for clarification on length of time of meetings. They also

suggested the per diem of $50 be increased to $75, to look at reimbursement for office supplies and expenses which are not covered, and to bring back comparative information from other municipalities on monthly stipends. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed that a draft would be brought back to council at the Dec. 9 GPC meeting.

Council reviews delegation approval process By Joni MacFarlane Editor In one of their first meetings, council clearly signalled they intend to change past practices of determining who is allowed to speak at Governance & Priorities Committee (GPC) meetings. On Nov. 19, the terms of reference for GPC’s was brought forward by Chief Administrative Officer Myron Thompson for council’s review. The current GPC was developed in 2010 as a result of an organizational review by George Cuff. It was intended to “reduce the number of council committees operating and thereby increase the efficiency and effectiveness of council processes”, said Thompson. The GPC is meant to be “advisory in nature... [and] meant to breed more discussion”, he said. There are no formal resolutions or motions made, any council member can ask to have something put on the agenda, the public may attend with the exception of in-camera items, and delegations if allowed to speak may do so for a maximum of 10 minutes, unless the mayor extends the time.

“Requests for delegations may be reviewed by the CAO who will then determine whether or not the delegation shall be heard by the GPC or by council at the next regularly scheduled meeting,” said Thompson. “All delegations must comply with the provisions of the procedural bylaw with regards to providing briefing materials.” Councillor Bill Kovach asked if public input was allowed and was told it hadn’t been the practice but could be if council chose to do so. Mayor Blair Painter suggested public input be included on the agenda. Councillor Dean Ward asked if the CAO could refuse a delegation at either GPC or council. Thompson said that unless the matter was urgent, the preference had been to handle the request at GPC. “Definitely there have been times when the CAO has decided that an item won’t come forward and that would be on the basis... that it can be handled administratively,” said Thompson. No appeal process has been incorporated into the policy, he added, but again, it could be if council wanted. Mayor Blair Painter agreed the issue

of determining who gets on the agenda was important. “... it’s still at the total discretion of the CAO as to what material gets presented to that committee?” he questioned. “All delegations are put on the draft agenda template for review with the mayor,” said Thompson. “All of them are put on there and if it’s determined that this one here doesn’t really require coming to council, it can be handled this way, then that would be the decision of the CAO and the mayor during the agenda review.” “I have a concern... When you strike a committee where a minority of council decides what comes to council and what does not,” said Councillor Ward. “I want to change that situation. If anyone from council feels that an issue is important enough to bring to council... they should have that opportunity.” Councillor Ward said he would bring forward a motion to change the procedural bylaws to reflect this. It was also agreed that changes to the Terms of Reference would be brought back to council at the Dec. 9 GPC meeting.

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Most of his short life was spent in a wheelchair. His stick-thin limbs were weak. His back, unnaturally humped, twisted his spine and put pressure on his lungs. Heavy metal braces attached to his wrists allowed him to rise occasionally from his wheelchair and stand for a minute on his own steam. A healthy toddler, at the age of three he was struck with polio in the epidemic that swept across Canada in the 1950s. A good chuck of his life was spent lying in a hospital bed as doctors worked to alleviate his suffering through surgeries and other procedures, now startlingly antiquated. At the age of 16, he lost the fight and died. His name was Michael and he was my eldest brother. Thanks to a vaccine, the World Health Organization certified Canada polio-free in 1994. It’s another story in a few developing countries. A strain originating in Pakistan has recently crippled more than a dozen children in war-torn Syria as refugees flood across borders potentially putting neighbouring countries, and even Europe, at risk of contagion. Closer to home, I’m alarmed at the recent measles outbreak – another highly contagious virus that attacks the respiratory system. So far, 40 cases have been confirmed in Alberta Health Services, South Zone and another in Saskatchewan. Physicians believe they will see more cases over the next few months, if not longer. With Christmas around the corner and many people travelling for the holidays, it’s a good bet. Today, parents in Canada have access to publicly funded vaccines to immunize their children against a number of diseases but there are still some who refuse to do so in the misguided believe it will cause more harm than good. To me, this is shocking. A research paper published a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. The architect of the theory, Andrew Wakefield, has since been thoroughly discredited and the study has been called, “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years”. The British Medical Journal published a series of articles detailing extensive manipu-

lation of data and in documents obtained under Freedom of Information legislation, it was found that Wakefield, in partnership with the father of one of the boys in the study, had planned to launch diagnostic kits that he would profit from. Unfortunately, the damage the study has done is limitless. Although clearly debunked and condemned, a generation of parents who’ve never seen the ravaging effects of disease – thanks to vaccines – have bought into the message that they’re dangerous. The injustice that is illness and its prevention is one of mankind’s greatest achievements – penicillin, early diagnostic tools, and vaccines have saved untold families from suffering and death. To scorn and ignore those achievements isn’t just misguided, it’s selfish. Vaccination works on the principle of the many protecting the few. The more people in a population who do not get vaccinated, the more the whole population is jeopardized. That’s why the World Health Organization officially declared smallpox eradicated in 1979 – the only disease we no longer need fear. That’s why no other small child in Canada will suffer like my brother did. Talk to your family doctor - vaccinate your children. 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.

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Questions answered as information provided to council By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Municipal council members were handed a mountain of paper on Nov. 19 resulting from an earlier request for information from Councillor Dean Ward. There were seven items requested and supplied. These included a copy of the municipal budget including reserves, job descriptions for union and non-union employees, information on ongoing legal issues, and an update on the Wolfstone Development including risks and possible solutions. Council had also asked for administration employee contracts and job evaluations. Thompson said the CAO position is the only administration employee contract in place and council is not privy to performance evaluations except for that of the CAO. “My evaluation is redundant at this time since I am vacating the position,” he said. The Deputy Fire Chief is on contract until December 2014 but the contract review is at the end of 2013, Thompson said, and the Economic Development Officer is on a one-year term due in June. Thompson also reported that there were seven grievances “on-the-go” and a number were resolved at a joint unionmanagement meeting held earlier that day. He confirmed that three grievances were tentatively going to arbitration. The cost of arbitration depends on several factors such as how long it lasts, the arbitrator’s fees, and how many witnesses are called, among others. Each side appoints and pays for an arbitrator and the cost of a third government-

appointed arbitrator is split between the union and the municipality. Councillor Dave Filipuzzi said the cost is very expensive and can be anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 per case. Two that currently exist, Thompson said, pertain to contracting out services – one is relative to road grading preparation prior to the application of dust suppressant in the spring, and the other relates to using the Town of Pincher Creek to assist with work during the June flooding event. “The union has grieved the fact that the municipality did not put processes in place, or call out, those staff members back on overtime,” said Thompson. There is also a position recently created and communicated to the union that is being grieved based on the required qualifications and flexibility that’s being extended for that position, he said. “We’ll be working with the union to try and resolve this, however it appears it may go to arbitration as well,” Thompson added. Two other grievances exist – one regarding a union member paid out for sick days while on leave and another policy grievance on harassment. A harassment workshop was held last fall and another one scheduled for the new year for all staff to attend, Thompson told council. Lastly, Thompson confirmed that the municipality has submitted the required information to the province for flood recovery funding and that they’re still awaiting word on who will handle backcountry recovery work.

MP candidate Wagner

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An entrepreneur with rural roots believes he has the right mix of skills to represent the Tories in the soon-to-be-vacant Macleod riding. Scott Wagner officially declared his candidacy to run for the Conservative Party of Canada after the recent announcement by MP Ted Menzies that he would be retiring Jan. 1. Wagner, growing up in one of the province’s prime grain-producing regions, Oyen, Alberta, he became familiar with agriculture issues and the problems facing ranchers and farmers. His father was a grain manager and his wife is a rancher’s daughter, further solidifying those roots, he added. After specializing in computer science at the University of Calgary, Wagner worked with a small computer company before going on to open his own business. He’s since had three successful computer companies, he said, and has also been involved in the wind energy business. “I’m a serial entrepreneur and I’ve been very successful doing that,” said Wagner. “I sold my last business two years ago with the expectation of running for office. Wagner said he especially wants to be in federal politics and believes he has things to offer that are very important.

“As a competitive nation, we need skills, business and entrepreneurial skills, that will help government,” he said. “I have a unique skill set and look at things differently.” Wagner said as a business owner he understands how to maximize the value of a dollar with limited resources. “The key to Canada is to be competitive and the federal government has huge input into how things work,” he said. “The Conservatives have

a very positive direction on that and I want to advance it more.” Reducing taxes to make the market more competitive and reducing government bureaucracy are some of the issues Wagner feels strongly about. “We have to have government regulation, but we can’t have bureaucracy layering on stuff to stop people from doing positive things,” he said. He said he understands many of the issues in the Macleod riding, such as

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Insurance companies challenged By Joni MacFarlane Editor

From flooding to drought, from hailstorms to wildfires, Canadians are seeing severe weather incidents in many parts of the country. Whether you’re a climate change believer or not, the severity and frequency of weather-related damage to property is causing changes within the insurance industry. In response to increased claims from natural disasters such as Alberta’s flooding incident last June, insurance companies are working to understand how they adapt to these realities. Marie Ruzek, broker at Crowsnest Insurance Agencies Ltd., said there are numerous factors taken into consideration when providing insurance or calculating premiums, but there are a few irrefutable facts. Severe weather events have impacted a greater number of people year over year and in fact, 2013 will be the third consecutive year in a row that the industry has seen losses greater than a billion dollars. In Alberta, there were 65 hailstorms in the summer of 2011; over a third of insured losses in Canada were attributed to thunderstorms; and water damage has now surpassed fire as the number one cause of insurance claims. Ruzek said insurance companies have been treating some

things differently, such as flood zones, but increases have been implemented across the board. Crowsnest Insurance Agencies Ltd. provides insurance through Intact Insurance, she said, who have raised the base deductible for wind and hail, as well as sewer backup claims. Provincially, most companies have done the same, she added. “The area you live in has a big influence [on premiums], whether it’s prone to hailstorms, or floods, or wind,” she said. Although the insurance industry is looking at increases to premiums and deductibles, Ruzek said they are also looking at preventative measures. They may include using different housing materials such as siding or installing backwater valves, a one-way control valve installed directly on the main sewer drain of the property. The valve is designed to prevent sewage in an overloaded or blocked sewer line from backing up into the home. “Insurance companies have to start making changes to their product due to weather without just having premium increases,” she said. Ruzek has owned Crowsnest Insurance Agencies Ltd. since 1997, along with three other licensed brokers, will be happy to help you better understand your insurance needs. Ruzek, along with Alycia Sagrafena, also own Crowsnest License & Registry Ltd.

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Committee talks economic development plans By Joni MacFarlane Editor The Crowsnest Economic Development Advisory Committee (CEDTAC) held its first meeting with their new municipal council representative, Councillor Dave Filipuzzi, on Nov. 18. Formed last summer, the committee is comprised of six community members, one municipal board appointed member and Sherry Poole, the municipal Economic Development Officer (EDO). According to its draft strategic plan, members are professionals, “all dedicated towards implementation of economic development strategies dedicated in creating a healthy and sustainable quality of life for Crowsnest Pass residents as well as creating an excellent tourist experience in attraction of visitors”. Committee members attended a training session on economic development last summer and have been working on developing a strategic plan, terms of reference, clarification of roles and responsibilities, and formation of an action plan with accountabilities. After Councillor Filipuzzi introduced himself, Poole provided an understanding of how an advisory committee works and how it represents council. She said sub-committees would be appointed who are the “doers” of the action items and committee members are accountable for these actions. Poole emphasized that the committee’s responsibility is advisory but they are still connected to results. Action items are presented to council through the CAO. “The tree of command is truly top-down just like any municipality initiative,” said Poole. “All information is to be filtered up to the council and ultimately, they are the decision-makers.” Poole said the committee is obliged to present an annual report to council but she would like to have a quarterly report prepared for budget deliberations. The committee prepares a budget to be presented to council, said Poole, but all initiatives are driven by “in kind” income. Economic development initiatives are tied back to an equal amount of money coming from all parties involved,” she said. One of the initiatives discussed was the DimeStore Fisherman show, an Alberta produced television show that promotes a fishing destination. Poole said that although there’s a void in marketing fishing in Crowsnest Pass, the cost make exceed the benefits. The show requires payment of up to $25,000 from the municipality, she added. “There are so many other things you could take $25,000 to promote, not only the fishing aspect, but the outdoors,” said Patrick Sager, committee chairperson. It was agreed that the committee needs to promote all-season activities and not spend money without good sense. Poole reported that an Economic Disaster Recovery team from the BC and Alberta Economic Developers Associations were in the Crowsnest Pass conducting business visitations to discover the impacts of flooding on the local economy. The team would present their results in mid-December, Poole added. Attendance at the Western Hotel & Conference Investment Seminar in Vancouver was productive, Poole told the committee, with three proposals sent out to investors – two to Saskatchewan and one to the Netherlands. She said if interested, they will do their own risk analysis but will also request an updated feasibility study and a more detailed site plan. Poole said the site plan that accompanied the proposal was “not worthy of a $10 million site” and it was agreed Stantec needs to prepare a more thorough plan that “gives it the credibility it deserves”. Meetings were scheduled in December to review the hotel proposal and to finalize the strategic plan.

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Police briefs

By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to 39 calls for service. They included: Assaults: 2 Fraud/Forgery: 1 Mischief: 2 Disturbing Peace: 1 Driving Complaints: 2 MV Collisions: 13 Suspicious Occurrences: 3 Assistance to General Public: 6 Assistance to Other Agencies: 2 False Alarms: 3 911 Calls: 1 Animal Calls: 3 Prisoners Held: 1 On Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m., police received a complaint from a Coleman resident of possible fraud. The complainant reported he had received a phone call advising their computer was at risk. The caller requested credit card information, but was refused. Police would like to caution not to give out credit card information over the phone to unknown callers. On Nov. 13 at 9 a.m., police received a complaint that a residence in west Coleman had been spray painted sometime during the night. On Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., police received a complaint from the Willow Valley Road area that a 49-year-old male from Calgary was missing. It was reported that the man was out hunting by himself and had not been heard from since the previous night. Police patrolled the area and at about 6:10 p.m., the hunter had returned to camp and was not injured. On Nov. 15 at 3:30 a.m., police received a

complaint of domestic assault in Coleman. A 31-year-old female was arrested, charged with assault and released on conditions to appear in Pincher Creek court on Dec. 3. On Nov. 15 at 12:50 p.m., police received a complaint of damage to a fence on 19th Avenue Blairmore. Some time during the night, board were pried off. Later that day, another complaint of damage to a fence were also pried off. On Nov. 15 at 8:50 p.m., police received a report of males fighting outside of a Lundbreck hotel. Police patrolled but the suspects had left the scene. Warrants were issued for a 22-year-old male from Lundbreck and a 23-year-old male from Crowsnest Pass. On Nov. 19, in Pincher Creek Provincial Court, a 26-year-old male from Crowsnest Pass was sentenced to 30 days on obstruction charge of providing a false name and 30 days on breach of probation by consuming alcohol. The charges stem from an incident on Oct. 27 in Blairmore. On Nov. 14, in Lethbridge Provincial Court, a 26-year-old male from Crowsnest Pass was sentenced to six months conditional sentence order (house arrest) followed by six months probation. The charges were from a charge of assaulting a peace officer incident in July 2012 in Coleman.



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By Joni MacFarlane Editor As the province moves towards finalization of a regional land use plan for the Crowsnest Pass and with a municipal development plan (MDP) over 12 years old, council learned that a new plan must soon be developed. Mike Burla and Ryan Dyck with the Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC) made a brief presentation to council on Nov. 19 giving an overview of what an MDP is, why a new one is needed, the process required, and a possible timeframe for action. MDP’s are a mandatory requirement for municipalities in Alberta with a population of 3,500 or more. With the adoption in April 2014 of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, every local government will have to make all necessary policy changes within five years, said Burla. In addition, the Crowsnest Pass plan was last updated in 2001. “Changes to the demographic, economic and social make up and the needs and aspirations of the municipality... necessitate the formation of a new MDP,” Burla told council. The recently revised Land Use Bylaw adopted earlier this year is a day-to-day plan, he added,

while the MDP is more of a long-range plan to address future land use and development, provisions of transportation systems, and municipal services and facilities. It may also address development constraints, environmental matters, financial resources of the municipality and other physical, social and economic development issues. Burla said the ORRSC has had a long relationship with the municipality of Crowsnest Pass and has been in the planning business in southern Alberta since 1955. He suggested that the timeframe for a new MDP for Crowsnest Pass would be about 18 months and they would be available to begin as early as next month. Burla added that ORRSC would be doing a number of these plans over the next five years for 40 municipalities. The cost of the process has been reduced for Crowsnest Pass because the population and assessment values have decreased, he said, and is now in the range of $30,000 to $35,000. Myron Thompson, chief administrative officer, said $30,000 was earmarked for the project in the 2013 budget. Burla emphasized that a large part of designing the MDP would be to esnure public consultation at the front end of the process.

Peace officer report By Joni MacFarlane Editor A report of the Community Peace Officer program for the month of October was released to council as follows: • Bylaw complaints: 73 • Bylaw complaints closed: 74 • Bylaw complaints open: 3 • Unsightly property complaints: 3 • Unsightly property complaints completed: 3 • Dogs impounded: 4 • Barking complaints: 2 • Lost dog/cats: 2 • Noise complaints: 4 • Parking complaints: 6

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Total bylaw tickets issued: 1 Speeding offenses: 38 Misc. traffic offenses: 25 Liquor tickets: 1 Mandatory court appearance: 2 Seatbelt infractions: 19 Total fine amount reported for October was $14,245. Myron Thompson, chief administrative officer, later reported that 16.5 per cent of revenue from fines is sent to the province. Community Peace Officers also joined the Fire/ Rescue Department in providing presentations to schools on Oct. 29 and 30 regarding Halloween safety. They were also out and about handing out candy to kids on Halloween evening.

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Bellevue Underground Mine busy year-round By Joni MacFarlane Editor It may be considered the off-season, but staff at the Bellevue Underground Mine haven’t let that slow them down on plans to make the attraction a fantastic experience for residents and visitors alike. First, said Manager Crystal Potts-Johnson, the crew at Bellevue Underground Mine spent several weeks painting, sprucing up the interior and expanding the office space. The gift shop was moved and the hallways, cupboards and floors were painted. Mine Interpreter, Stephanie Lanting used her creative skills and painted the floors a unique pattern resembling bricks. At the end of October, the mine’s office at the M.D. McEachern Community Centre was incorporated into the main building and new space was created for interpreters. In addition, said Potts-Johnson, an addition was built onto an out-building that is now used for storage space. “Our museum space is very limited, so we’re taking out everything that isn’t specific to the Bellevue Underground Mine,” she said. “We have lots of donations from people that are mining-related but that’s not where we’re going. We want to focus on artifacts relative to this mine.” Students from Nippon Institute of Technology selected the mine for their architectural program and built a gazebo in September that can be used by visitors for resting or having lunch. The other focus for the team is working towards building a new interpretive centre. Proceeds from the mine’s gala event, Music From the Mine, have been raised and a proposal has been sent in to the provincial government. Potts-Johnson said they have partnered with Stantec Engineering who prepared initial drawings now under review for approval by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The intention is to build a new interpretive centre to resemble an old tipple or washhouse set into the mountain on the northeast side. A new parking area would be constructed and visitors could park at the top, visit the new centre and then walk down to the mine for their tour. “This building was built in 1989,” said PottsJohnson. “It was only a temporary solution but here we are in 2013.” The office and gift shop would also be moved to the top of the site and the existing building would be used for preserving the mine’s collection, she added. New signage will be created to make the site more visible from the highway, said Potts-Johnson, and one that makes it worthy of the attraction. Ron Price, mine inspector, makes daily checks inside the mine. Although incredibly sturdy, Price said a few places need re-timbering inside. “Just making sure everything is safe and sound,” he said. “The ground is always moving.” Potts-Johnson added that the portal is also deteriorating and needs to be preserved – a process that also requires provincial approval because of the historical significance. Although still hiring summer students, a volunteer program has been set up to recruit community members for various duties at the facility. Ten people have signed up, said Potts-Johnson, who will work as guides, help at the fundraising gala and assist with group tours. “We want to let people know that we’re entrusted with the mine but it’s the people here who own it,” said Potts-Johnson. “We want to bring the community out more and show our appreciation.” In addition, the mine is exploring a seniors outreach program as well as something for the local schools. A new website, memberships, unique collector’s items, and localized giftware are other opportu-

nities the mine is looking at implementing. “We’re focusing on what’s important and what needs to be done,” said Potts-Johnson. “We’re working on bringing the community in closer to the mine. We’re here for them, we’re just entrusted with it. This is the first time the mine has been open all year and Potts-Johnson said they’ve seen a lot of visitors in the past two months. “A lot of people are hearing we’re open who don’t have time in the summer and are stopping in now,” she said. “It’s a unique experience. There’s nowhere else in western Canada you can actually see what life was like in an underground mine.”


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Christmas hampers give a hand up By Joni MacFarlane Editor

GROW WITH YOUR COMMUNITY Become A Community Builder

October 18 – December 19 • One hour-long session per week

What is Becoming A Community Builder?

Becoming A Community Builder is an initiative to build formal and informal leadership capacity in rural communities: Physical and mental capacities are essential to personal growth; Formal and informal leadership capacities are essential to community growth. Leadership capacity building involves shared personal development that builds vision, responsiveness and resilience in citizens, communities and societies.

Who Is Behind This Initiative?

Becoming A Community Builder is an initiative of award-winning coach and community builder Ian Hill: http://www. Mr. Hill supported development of the community playground at St. Michael’s School in Pincher Creek, through his award-winning initiative Let Them Be Kids. “The skills, abilities and competencies to win the battles behind us may not be the skills, abilities and competencies to win the battles before us.”[Ian Hill]

How Will I Benefit From This Initiative?

Becoming A Community Builder will help you to better recognize and realize your value to yourself, your family, your community and the world. You will gain knowledge and skills that can help you to become a better informal leader, even if this just means becoming better at leading your own life. The knowledge and skills you gain can also help you to become a better parent, partner, professional, citizen and formal leader in the 21st century.

How Will My Community Benefit From This Initiative?

Becoming A Community Builder can help your community to achieve greater alignment of visions and actions across all community sectors and silos. It can also help your community to establish leadership capacity building as an enduring community-wide practice that will mature with time and experience. Breadth and depth of participation will determine what your community gains from this initiative, so YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT.

To help ease the burden for families facing difficult times, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the Food Bank join forces every year to do what they can to help. Kim Lewis, Coordinator with Family and Community Support Services said the municipality and the Crowsnest Pass Food Bank are again soliciting donations of money or nonperishable food items to put together Christmas food hampers for anyone needing a helping hand during the holiday season. Lewis said the program has been in the Crowsnest Pass for over 20 years and FCSS has partnered for at least that long. Today, volunteers from the community, the municipality and the Food Bank distribute about 140 hampers to residents. Students from Nippon Institute of Technology assist in preparing the hampers for pick up and delivery as part of their service learning initiative and Crowsnest Consolidated High School

students also continue by way of a food drive. Lewis said the hampers are intended to give a hand up to those who need it and contain a complete traditional Christmas supper including a fresh turkey, potatoes, dressing, cranberries and Christmas oranges. Volunteers from Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue Department distribute the hampers on the morning of Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Recipients can also pick them up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blairmore’s Elks Hall. Crowsnest Pass residents, businesses and organizations can drop off donations of non-perishable food, cheques or cash to the municipal office. Cheques made payable to the Christmas Hamper Project can also be mailed to P.O. Box 600, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0E0. Anyone who wishes to receive a hamper must contact the Food Bank at 403-564-5110. Deadline to apply is Dec. 6. If you would like more information on the program, please contact Kim Lewis at 403-5628833.

Who Can Participate And When, And At What Cost?

Becoming A Community Builder is open to any adult or youth residing in the town and district of Pincher Creek, Waterton Park, Cowley or Piikani. The live program will feature an hour-long video session every Friday at noon (adults) or 3:30pm (youth), October 18th – December 19th (fifteen weeks). PARTICIPATION IS ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE.

How Do I Participate?

Becoming A Community Builder is an Internet-based program that supports group and individual engagement with a series of live or recorded sessions. Learn at home with family; at work with colleagues; at school with friends; at the gym or library with neighbours; or by yourself, wherever and whenever suits you. Participation stations will be provided at Pincher Creek Library and ParentLink Center in Ranchland Mall, if you need Internet access or a group to learn with.

How Do I Register? Register at Technical support at or (888) 957-8743x6. Over ninety (90) people from the Pincher Creek region have registered. More than 150 are expected to participate. Registration will remain open after October 18th.

Registered Level II Dental Assistant We require an energetic Registered Level II Dental Assistant at Crowsnest Dental. This position will commence immediately. This will be a part-time position with the potential to become a full time opportunity in the future. You must be proficient in all expanded Level II chair-side duties. You must be able to work closely in a Team and be confident working independently. Exceptional patient relations are a must as you will be sharing dental education with your patients. We offer competitive wages and continuing education opportunities. Please forward resume to: RDAII/ Crowsnest Dental c/o Cheryl Oczkowski or fax: 403-562-2211 Please note only those successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you.

Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed an After Hours event held at Scotiabank on Nov. 14. Left to right: Brian Gallant, Shirley Bloom (in back), Branch Manager Manjeet Toor, Val and Rick Breakenridge, Carol Budgen, Cathy Painter, Gail Milledge and Valeria Shigehiro (back right). Submitted photo

Book fair makes Christmas easy By Joni MacFarlane Editor Do you have a child or young teen who’s a book lover or you’re looking for an original gift for Christmas? To the rescue is next week’s book fair at Isabelle Sellon School. Books, activity items, school supplies and giftware can be previewed at the school on Thursday, Nov. 28 and purchased on Friday, Nov. 29 for the school’s annual book fair. School librarian Sandra O’Brien said the book fair has been an annual tradition for a very long time, probably 25 years. The event is very popular, she said, with many Crowsnest Pass students, parents, teachers and residents.

As well as providing a broad variety of books and gifts just in time for Christmas, the book fair is a fundraiser for the school, said O’Brien. They receive 60 per cent of the profits, that are then used to buy more books for the library. O’Brien said the school sometimes earns as much as $2,500. Books are geared for pre-schoolers up to young teens, ages 13 to 14, as well as a few adult and teacher resources, she said. Everyone is invited to preview the book fair during regular school hours on Nov. 28 and purchases can be picked up the following day during regular school hours.

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Vote for BearSmart By Joni MacFarlane Editor As part of the Shell Fuelling Change grant application process, applicants are selected for a minimum $10,000 grant and the opportunity to receive a larger grant based on the results of voting by the general public and Shell customers. Crowsnest Conservation’s BearSmart Program has been selected for this Fuelling Change grant and they would like your help to further support BearSmart work in the Crowsnest Pass. Crowsnest Conservation Society said they need to be one of the top 12 applicants in the $25,000 category to receive the full grant. If you would like to help, visit and sign up for your free account. You will receive 30 free votes to be distributed among projects. If you wish, additional votes can be obtained through purchases at Shell stations (50 votes per purchase). To redeem these votes, click on the Redeem Codes button and enter the purchase date, station code, and transaction code found on the bottom of the receipt.

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Troubleshooting Inkjet Printers Inkjet printers are mainly designed for home use, which means that when problems arise, you don’t have a technical support team at your beck and call. In many cases, you can contact the manufacturer for support, but there are a number of common troubleshooting steps you can try first to see if you can resolve the issue on your own. Most problems fall into a number of common categories, and often a few simple steps can get you back up and running. Here are some troubleshooting steps to try before you contact support for further help: Reset and Check Connections A surprising number of issues can be resolved by simply powering down the printer and the computer to reset any print jobs that may have gotten stuck or print queue errors. While you’re at it, unplug the printer from the wall for several minutes. While both machines are powered down, you should also unplug and replug the cables connected to the printer on both ends. Make sure both connections are secure, and that there are no signs of damage to the cable. If there are, replace the cables. Restart the computer and allow it to fully boot, then plug the printer into a power outlet and restart it as well. Check the Cartridges Many issues that involve print quality such as streaking, ghost printing, and more have to do with an empty or malfunctioning ink cartridge. Remove the cartridges one by one and inspect them. It is possible your cartridge is empty, even if the printer is not alerting you. Also, check to make sure they are fully locked into place. Check to see if the print heads look clogged. If so, you can try cleaning the print heads, first running the internal process, and then cleaning by hand if necessary. Of course, the simplest way to fix a problem with ink cartridges is simply to replace them, even if it is only temporarily, to test whether they are the cause. Check for Paper Jams or Particles Another major culprit for printing problems is the paper. First, make sure you don’t have a paper jam. If the printer is stating that you have a paper jam, but you don’t see one, you may have small particles of paper stuck near the sensors. Check the Paper It is also a good idea to examine the paper you are using. Is it creased? Does it appear to be sticking to other pages? You can also try fanning the paper with your finger to loosen it slightly, and remember to practice preventative paper care, such as storing paper away from moisture. Make sure the paper tray is not loaded too heavily by only loading a few pages as a test. You should also check the label to ensure that the paper you are using is designed for use with an inkjet printer. Some types of laser paper or copy paper may give poor results if used with an inkjet model. Update the Drivers Communication errors can cause a number of printing problems, so it may be a good idea to try updating the printer driver. Microsoft Fix It If you are using Windows, and suspect that your problem is related to the operating system, Microsoft provides a program called Microsoft Fix It that may be able to help. By installing the program and choosing to troubleshoot printer problems, you may be able to resolve issues with the print queue or unresponsive ports. Still No Luck? If you have tried all of these steps and you are still experiencing problems with your printer, it may be time to contact the manufacturer or a repair shop for help. At the very least, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you have tried the most obvious troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue. Mountain Ink is your local supplier of printer equipment, ink & toner cartridges and office supplies. For more information contact MJ at, 403.564.4303 or find us on Facebook.


Community Calendar DECEMBER 7 – Mountain View Industries is hosting their annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale starting at 10 a.m. Donations of baking or crafts would be gratefully accepted. Door prizes, silent auction, grab bags, hot dogs, coffee and lots of delicious baking. Everyone is welcome DECEMBER 7 – In partnership with Mountain Radio and Bridge City Chrysler, Crowsnest Pass Food Bank presents PACK THE PICKUP from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sobey’s parking lot. Cash, non-perishable and perishable foods will be accepted (no meat please). DECEMBER 10 – The CP Holiday Train will be providing live entertainment with Matt Dusk in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the CP Holiday Train at 1:15 p.m., south of 17th Avenue between 69th & 70th Streets, Coleman. The Crowsnest Pass Food Bank will be accepting cash and non-perishable donations. DECEMBER 13 - The Crowsnest Pass Youth Group (Four Twelve – YOUth) is hosting a community concert as a fundraiser for two local families, the Murray’s and the Goods. The concert will feature musical and artistic performances and is at the Crowsnest Christian Centre Church in Coleman at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee and children under 12 are free. A donation coffee bar with home-baked treats and festive beverages will be set up and after the program, a bake and Christmas craft sale will be held. All the funds raised will go to the Murrays and the Goods. Visit the Facebook page, Community Christmas Concert Fundraiser.

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Seasonal Beverages for the Winter Months The upcoming holiday season is a very special time of the year that is celebrated not only with food, but with favorite drinks as well. Family and friends come together to eat, drink, and commemorate the precious relationships that they hold with each other. Throughout the years there have been many beverages made to help capture the essence of the season and these gatherings. Eggnog is probably the first seasonal beverage that comes to mind. Eggnog is a drink that seems to have originated in Britain from a drink called a posset. This was a mixture of eggs, milk, and ale, sherry, or brandy. Posset was served in small, carved, wooden mugs called “noggins”, and thus the name “eggnog” was created. In North America the recipe was altered with rum as the replacement for the ale, sherry, or brandy. In today’s world, eggnog is not necessarily served with alcohol and is a favorite for many of all ages. There are numerous recipes available to make eggnog from scratch, but most just buy it pre-made in a carton. The varieties available to us at our local grocery stores also include a light version that is lower in fat, and at some locations, a no-fat variety. It is mostly served chilled either with or without ice, but I prefer to served it hot, individually, like a steamed milk, and garnished with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg. If you aren’t likely to make your eggnog from a recipe, at least buy whole nutmeg versus pre-ground, and try it grating it fresh onto the eggnog before serving. The flavour difference is incredible. Hot apple cider and mulled wines are other wintertime favorites. These creations are made by heating either cider or red wine with a combination of favorite spices to infuse flavour. There is an endless combination of spices

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