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Two meetings were held earlier this week in southwest Alberta to begin development of a longterm highway strategy. The strategy, which focuses on multiple travel options, connections and ways to move people and products, is intended to provide a vision for Alberta’s transportation system for the next few decades. The province also said it will provide an overarching direction to help them make decisions on transportation investments, policies and programs. “This isn’t about local projects or one-off deci-

sions. Alberta is taking a forward-thinking approach in developing a strategy that will help secure Alberta’s economic and environmental future over the next 50 years,” said Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Transportation. “We want Albertans to help us build a transportation system that makes sense for them and for generations to come.” The province will hold two public consultation phases. The first includes discussions in 18 communities throughout the province. In the southwest, a session was held in Fort Macleod on Feb. 3 and another took place on Feb. 4 in Lethbridge. Mayor Blair Painter attended but details of the discussion were unavailable as at press time.

After this phase is complete, a draft strategy will be developed and made available for review and comment in the second phase. In phase two, expected to take place in April and May, individuals and organizations are invited to participate online on the draft strategy. All Albertans are invited to attend these sessions. If you are not able to attend, you can submit questions and comments to Communities may also host their own discussions and submit summaries of these discussions to Alberta Transportation for consideration in the strategy’s development. Watch the Crowsnest Pass Free Press for more information at it becomes available.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Crowsnest Pass Free Press

Council provides update on activities

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On Jan. 29, special guests and RCMP employees were on hand to witness Assistant Commissioner Marianne Ryan assume the command of the RCMP in Alberta (“K” Division) from assuming command of more than 4,000 RCMP employees working in communities throughout the province. “I’m humbled by this opportunity, and I look forward to this next chapter in Alberta’s rich history with the RCMP.” Photo courtesy of RCMP

As Council moves into the new year, here is a brief update as to what we have been doing and the challenges that lie ahead for us. As you know, we are pleased to have hired a new CAO and have been keeping him extremely busy. We also had our Director of Planning and Operations give his resignation in December and are working towards finding a suitable replacement for this position. As well, our Director of Finance and Corporate Services has sadly passed away. This has left our administration and office staff in emotional turmoil, and has put extra pressure on our office staff. Everyone is working very hard to gather all of the data needed to prepare a budget for this year so that we can set our mill rate and send out the tax notices. This is becoming a very challenging process needless to say. Meanwhile, at the same time our administration is working hard to resolve our labour/ management conflicts. CUPE has been understanding to our circumstances and has been respectful of our situation. We will continue to address and resolve these conflicts in order to maintain a healthy employer staff relationship. This council is still feeling the

wrath of our previous councils decision to spend an enormous amount of money on a re-branding program that many of our tax payers are not happy with. Our previous Council/Administration made sure that all of the contracts for the entranceway signs were in place and locations determined as well as all invoices paid other than a small hold back. We have spent way too much time discussing this signage issue and these signs are scheduled to be erected by the end of January. Another important issue we have been diligently working on is recovering from the 2013 flood. We are pleased to say that finally, as of January 25, tenders have been advertised for the repair of most of our flood damage. We are hopeful that work will start soon after the closing dates and our creek issues addressed well before this year’s spring run off. We have already started discussions regarding the moratorium on “Off Site Levies”. We will continue to discuss this matter and will be consulting our local builders and developers and other stakeholders in early February in regards to this matter. Our community still has vacancies on some of our boards. Since the fall, some members

have had their terms expire or positions vacated or just haven’t been filled. Please consider volunteering your time and help to develop a better community. As you may have noticed, there is a “For Sale’ sign up on the old Hospital/Crowsnest Center site which has created a lot of interest in the purchase of that property. The contractor performing the demolition is still engaged and the final clean up of the area should happen very soon. We are looking for an anchor development that suits our community and it does NOT have to be a Best Western. Lastly, we would like everyone to be aware that the Crowsnest Pincher Creek Land Fill Association has available scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for students in the participating associate communities for students who are furthering their education. Also, the Association has available a mobile kitchen that is available to non profit groups at no charge, other than a nominal deposit ensuring that the kitchen is returned and in the same condition as when it went out. Booking arrangements may be made by calling the Landfill at 403-628-3849 or by visiting their website at Mayor Blair Painter

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Watershed planning concerns community solutions By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Crowsnest Pass council were given an overview of the headwaters and heard that despite good quality and quantity, there’s still a few concerns. Shannon Frank with the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) presented the headwaters action plan and a groundwater management planning study to municipal council on Jan. 14. First, Frank said OWC is set up and supported by the province under the Water For Life Strategy. It is one of 11 watershed councils in Alberta. OWC is a not-for profit organization that represents all sectors with seven to 20 volunteers on teams such as watershed science, planning, communications and funding. “Our job is to report on the health of the watershed and to prepare an integrated watershed management plan to address issues that the community is concerned about,” she said. “Our mandate is to cover social, economic and environmental considerations.” Crowsnest Pass is very important, she said, providing 90 per cent of the water needs downstream.

To look at the health of the watershed, OWC mapped the area to examine quality and quantity. Even though Crowsnest Pass has a good rating, there were a few trouble spots. First, they found linear disturbances such as power lines, cutlines, roads, and pipelines are “fairly dense”. Seventy-seven per cent of wildlife was at moderate to high risk, she added. “This is probably our biggest concern right now, just the sheer amount of linear disturbance,” said Frank. Erosion risk was also high – not necessarily that erosion was happening, but that a high potential existed, she added In addition, a lot of sediment was present in the water contributing to general concern in the community, said Frank. To develop an action plan, OWC held 22 community meetings with over 500 people providing input. Frank said people were concerned about linear disturbance, cumulative impacts of recreation, logging, fire, grazing, industrial development and invasive species. People also wanted to see more public awareness and education, she said. OWC has eight goals and is currently focusing on managing and protecting the integrity of the headwaters and source waters, Frank said. Part of this process

will be prioritizing and identifying what OWC can lead on and what partners such as the municipality can lead on. They will then determine what recommendations to make to the Alberta government. One of OWC’s requests to the province is to provide more enforcement and that existing fees and permits go directly to enforcement for the headwaters and not into general revenue. Frank said OWC disagrees with the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Land Use plan not implementing fees for random camping. “What we heard from the community is that they want fees on a sliding scale...” said Frank. “We’ve made that recommendation and we told them the community actually wants this, so you need to change this in the plan.” Frank also presented a groundwater study that looked at 914 water well records including 186 energy well records. Unfortunately, she said, it was difficult to get accurate data from either the province or private companies. OWC is working to capture private landowners’ data, to promote stewardship to protect wells, and they have proposed monitoring locations throughout the municipality.



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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JANUARY 13-MARCH 10 – Keystone Comedy Club & Creative Performers for Grades 7 to 12. Located at Crowsnest Consolidated High School, Room #204, Mondays after school until 5:30 p.m. Register online at or call 403-562-8664. JANUARY 15-MARCH 12 – Keystone ‘Original Works’ Film Production Company for Grades 7 to 12. Located at Municipal Library, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register online at or call 403-562-8664. JANUARY 15-FEBRUARY 12 – Theatre Games & Acting for Grades 4 to 6. Located at Isabelle Sellon School, Wednesdays after school until 5 p.m. Register online at www. or call 403-562-8664. FEBRUARY 7-8 – Red Cross Babysitting Course targets youth ages 11-15 who are planning to start babysitting. It introduces

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FEBRUARY 10 - Métis Nation monthly meeting to take place at the Provincial building in Pincher Creek at 7 p.m. Please use east side entrance.

FEBRUARY 10 – Final day for purchasing memberships to the Conservative Party of Canada to be eligible to vote at the Nomination meeting for the Macleod riding. The date and location(s) of the nomination meeting has not yet been finalized nor has the by-election date been set. According to the Conservative Party of Canada, the latest date to announce the by-election is May 17.

FEBRUARY 14 – Chocolate Festival & Bake Sale, Holy Trinity Catholic Church 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 7 & 28, MARCH 28 – Crowsnest Curling Club Ladies night, $5 drop-in fee, no commitment. No experience necessary. Details on our website “Crowsnest Curling Club”.

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FEBRUARY 11 – Moms & Mentors Group Event 6:30 p.m. To 8 p.m. Workshop with Karen Paton at the Crowsnest Community Church in Coleman.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Crowsnest Pass Free Press

Opinion Fit for a queen

Phone: 250-509-0177 Email: For news tips, community, sporting and other events, please contact Joni MacFarlane at 403-563-7725 or email:

After thousands of years of rule, the British monarchy has survived its share of crisis. Insurrections, beheadings, the Catholic Church and unruly daughters-in-law - how unseemly that something as crass as money could now be keeping the Windsor house awake at night. News last week that the Queen’s financial house was in disarry, sparked a flood of suggestions, chief among them that Royal houses be open to the public more often. Buckingham Palace, open 78 days a year, only brought in about half a million visitors. The success of Downton Abbey has made British aristocracy chic for those looking to add to household coffers, so surely more can be done. Opening palace doors and peeking inside is fine, but why stop there? Why not offer tea with members of the Royal Family to the highest bidder? For X number of pounds, Camilla and you can have a tête-à-tête over tea and buttered toast. Throw in a few more quid and our future king joins in. Imagine whiling away the afternoon as Charles regales you with tales of impending environmental doom. Oh, what fun! Not your cup of tea? How about an hour or two cooing over baby George while William and Kate pretend they’re interested? Of course, there’s always the big money. How much would you pay to have afternoon tea with Liz and Phil chatting about the lineage of the noble Corgi or who’s horse has the best chance at next year’s Royal Ascot. Perhaps you could even put a few pounds on the race – just for fun, mind you. For the young, hipper crowd, who wouldn’t pay for a chance to have a drink with Harry? A G&T at one of London’s hottest nightclubs could fetch thousands of pounds. Throw in a little flirtatious banter and an evening at one of London’s exclusive private clubs, and you’ve got a winning combination sure to fetch in the six digits. Did Prince Edward ever remarry after Fergie? No? I envision a hit new TV show, “So you think you can be a Royal?” Based on the success of Dragon’s Den, the Windsors could test the mettle of would-be candidates with stinging commentary and a barrage of “why should we invest in you?” questions. (Make no mistake, entering the Family, is after all, a lifetime investment on their part.) Oh yes, I can see it now - a mix of The Bachelorette without all that fussy rose business and American Idol with early elimination to all but a lucky few. Network ratings would skyrocket and in no time, Royal wallets would plump up higher than Bieber’s hair. There are so many more opportunities waiting to be explored. Give me a call, Liz – we’ll brainstorm. Over a cuppa. JLM The Crowsnest Pass Free Press welcomes letters to the editor that are of interest to our community. Whatever the subject, there are a few basic guidelines to follow before Crowsnest Pass Free Press will publish your comment. • Letters must be received by 4 p.m. Thursday for the following week’s paper. • One letter per person per month. • Letters should be typed or neatly written and present the issues as clearly as possible in 350 words or less. • All letters must contain the name, address and signature of the writer, and a phone number where they may be reached during business hours. • Anonymous letters will not be published and pen names may not be used, except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the editor. • The editor reserves the right to edit for length, clarity or reject letters over matters of libel, legality, taste or style. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy or belief of this newspaper.

859 Crowsnest Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets has become the first air cadets squadron in Canada to affiliate with the Military Police Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Crowsnest affiliated unit is 1 Military Police Branch of the RCAF Military Police group which is located at Cold Lake, Alberta. A mess dinner was held on Feb. 1 at Country Encounters to formally recognize their affiliation. The guest of honour was Captain Baskerville (back row, fourth from left) from the affiliated unit in Cold Lake and Flight Sargeant Smith (back row, , fourth from right) 859 Squadron’s most senior cadet, acted as master of ceremonies. At the dinner, participants proudly displayed the Military Police Branch flag. Submitted photo

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Teck looks at social issues By Joni MacFarlane Editor

An advisory group formed by Teck Coal met last week to review progress and continue its approach to community-based input on social issues affecting the company. The Communities of Interest (COI) Advisory Initiative was formed about two years ago to provide community input on issues identified to impact Teck’s operations. Their mission is stated, “to assist each of Teck’s Elk Valley operations achieve and maintain the highest level of performance in their sustainability goals and commitments by providing community input”. Although many of the issues were specific to the Elk Valley, such as water quality, Teck said it was equally interested in hearing from Crowsnest Pass residents and employees. The committee meets twice a year with representatives from Crowsnest Pass, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford. All meetings

are open to the public. Simon Howse, steering committee chair, told the group of about 40, that at the last meeting in October 2013, they reviewed their objectives and strategies, and formulated action plans around each of them. The top five issues identified were environment, healthcare, housing shortages, childcare shortages and sustainability. Howse said Teck would receive feedback on each of these issues as the COI proceeds. Meeting facilitator Sharon Strom reviewed the mechanisms available for input from Teck’s communities. They include boxes in all four communities that are regularly checked for feedback. In Crowsnest Pass, there are two boxes – one outside the front of the municipal office and another in the lobby of the Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce office. Strom said there is also a website, email address and toll-free phone number dedicated to receiving input from the community on issues affecting them.

In addition to an update on Teck’s operations from Don Sander, Greenhills general manager, participants were presented with the Elk River Watershed Valley Bottom Assessment Report from Lee-Anne Walker of the Elk River Alliance as well as an update of the Elk Valley Water Quality Project from Casey Brennan, Aboriginal Affairs Coordinator. Jane Boyd, owner of 45 Conversations Media & Education, is working with Teck “building engagement and developing strategies” for the five identified issues presented her take on the importance of social media for communication. Boyd also committed to developing a strategy to solve the childcare crisis in the Elk Valley to be designed over the next four months. Lastly, Teck has focused on community investment in health, education, environment, and social and community issues. In 2013, they donated $1.373 million as follows: Community $1,205,000; Education $46,661; Environment $65,000; Health $50,000.

40 Development Assets update By Katherine Mertz Submitted

As children, we daydream about what our future might look like. Some of us would dream of becoming an astronaut or a veterinarian; some of us imagined having children of our own or travelling the world. Expectations placed upon us by others point us in the right direction and are a critical step towards our dreams becoming reality. If the expectation is not there to grow, strive and achieve, then finding the right path and the motivation to travel down it can be a daunting task. Without these expectations from others, an individual may not have enough wind in their sail. When the adults in a young person’s life (parents, school staff, neighbors, coaches, etc.) have high expectations of them, it is amazing how much more empowered they become and they get to experience

the pride that comes alongside exclaiming, “I did it!” Contributing to an asset-rich community is easy, the first step is finding out what goals and dreams a child or youth may have. Ask the young people in our community (neighbors, kids at the school, the youth bagging your groceries, etc.) what plans they have for their future. Then take it a step further – throw out some ideas on how to achieve their goals and express your optimism that they will get there. Having these simple conversations with our youth every day, helps pave pathways for their future. Monthly Challenge: Talk to three youth about their dreams and goals. Share how you build assets with CNP young people - connect with: Katherine at

February’s Asset Building Story When I was growing up, I always admired my uncle Tom. Our families visited often even though we didn’t live in the same community. He always took the time at every opportunity to make sure that both his children and myself understood the importance of acquiring a post secondary education. Although my educational choice was to go into a “trade” and not to college or university, he encouraged me to make sure that I completed my training and education. My career paths have changed through the years and I am thankful that I stayed the coarse and finished the first portion of my education.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Planning, Engineering & Operations is a senior administration team member responsible for the strategic management of key Municipal functional areas including that of Transportation Services, Utilities, Planning/Development and Green Space/Facilities. This position is also responsible for work activities of outside contracted services including that of Engineering and Planning Services. Full Job Description is available on our website Applications should be sent to: Sheldon Steinke Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Box 600 Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0 Fax (403) 563-5474 Email Job Posting closes February 20th, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Crowsnest Pass Free Press

4th Annual Flight of the Crows Loppet

Top: Cross-country skiers begin in a mass start for the 9km and 18km races. Bottom: Skiers 12 and under begin the start of a 1.5km race. Photos by L. Jessop (top) and J. MacFarlane (bottom) By Joni MacFarlane Editor Although frigid temperatures may have kept some competitors away, many hardy cross-country skiers took part in the 4th annual Flight of the Crows Loppet on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Allison Chinook Recreation Area. Originating in Scandinavia, Loppets are known as “citizen races” for their mixture of fun and intense competition. This year’s race saw changes to the distances to include a 9 km and 18 km. New this year, was a 1.5km race for youth ages 12 and under followed by fun sprints by “Jackrabbits”. Deb Whitten, president of the Crowsnest Pass CrossCountry Ski Association said, the Organizing Committee was very pleased with how the event went. “We had 35 enthusiastic volunteers who worked hard to ensure that the skiers were safe, well fed and that accurate results were generated quickly. We thank all the volunteers for their time,” she said. “The skiers expressed their pleasure with the course conditions and new layout. They found it challenging and fun. There were 53 competitors including the Bunnyrabbit Sprints. Numbers were down from last year, possibly because of the sudden change to cold weather.” “We were also pleased with the addition of the Jackrabbit Sprints to the event. The skiers participating had fun and were happy to be recognized with cookie medals.” Results were as follows: 1.5KM FEMALE JACKRABBIT CLASSIC MASS START 1. Camille Eudes (Lethbridge) 11:42 2. Sophie Lynch Staunton (Lundbreck) 15:28 3. Mary Chalmers (Coleman) 15:57 4. Alexandra Mertz (Blairmore) 18:53 5. Ella Woodman (Blairmore) 28:29 6. Emma Lee Eggert (Coleman) 29:54 1.5KM MALE JACKRABBIT CLASSIC MASS START 1. Alec Morado (Coleman) 9:51

2. Silas Mertz (Blairmore) 13:44 3. Kalyb Sanford (Coleman) 28:30 Griffin Mertz (Blairmore) DNS 9KM FEMALE CLASSIC MASS START 1. Sarah Nurcombe (Coleman) 51:16 2. Wilma Clack (Lethbridge) 53:43 3. Samantha Dunbar (Bellevue) 55:20 4. Sasha Harriott (Coleman) 58:12 5. Luanne Mitchell (Bellevue) 1:04 6. Kristy Penner (Coleman) 1:04:15 7. June Vastenhout (Blairmore) 1:09:18 8. Katarina Holden (Lethbridge) 1:44:38 9. Ann Holden (Lethbridge) 2:29:16 10. Erika Holden (Lethbridge) 2:29:20 9KM MALE CLASSIC MASS START 1. Denis Hache (Pincher Creek) 54:23 2. Joey Pollmuller (Lethbridge) 59:07 3. Jim Lucas (Hillcrest) 1:04:20 4. Darcy & Felix Neniska (Coleman) 1:05:27 5. Grant Dowhaniuk (Coleman) 1:09:01 6. Mathew Holden (Lethbridge) 1:44:38 18KM FEMALE CLASSIC MASS START 1. Annie Loosen (Pincher Creek) 1:33:42 2. Christine Misseghers (Coleman) 1:42:51 3. Jackie Woodman (Blairmore) 1:45:36 4. Dorcas Kennedy (Lethbridge) 1:54:49 5. Donna Mae Mohrmann (Edmonton) 2:00:25 18KM MALE CLASSIC MASS START 1. Troy Misseghers (Coleman) 1:27:53 2. Dave Whitten (Coleman) 1:30:22 3. Glen Carpenter (Coleman) 1:31:46 4. John Kahoney (Lethbridge) 1:32:27 5. Matt Coombs (Bellevue) 1:34:24 6. Gordon Yanota (Coleman) 1:38:03 7. Roy Pollmuller (Lethbridge) 1:39:21 8. Nigel Jackman (Edmonton) 1:40:56 9. Troy Malish (Elkford) 1:48:54 10. Richard Quinlan (Lethbridge) 1:54:06 11. Craig Harriott (Coleman) 2:00:08 12. Ken Olsen (Lundbreck) 2:21:35

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Grades 10, 11 and 12 students at Crowsnest Consolidated High School presented a Recycled Fashion Show on Jan. 29 as part of Ms. Pisony’s Fashion class. Using everything from Sobey’s plastic bags to pop cans to pull-tabs donated by Pass Beverages, students presented a unique array of haute couture to an appreciative audience. Photo by J. MacFarlane

FCSS budget approved By Joni MacFarlane Editor Despite the municipal budget still pending, a budget and grant allocation for Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) was approved for 2014 Lyle Hannan, director of protective & community services, told council on Jan. 21 that FCSS needs to know that it can deliver its various support programs even though the budget process has been delayed. FCSS is an 80/20 funding partnership between the province and municipalities, Hannan said,

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 Crowsnest Pass Free Press

89th Annual Fish & Game Trophy Day Awards

Austin Pool and Landon Clarke thanked the Hillcrest Fish & Game Club for sending them to Narrow Lake Conservation Education Centre last summer. The trip is an opportunity for youth to learn outdoors skills, firearm safety and enjoy wilderness activities. Photo by J. MacFarlane By Joni MacFarlane Editor The Hillcrest Fish & Game Club held its 89th annual Trophy Day on Saturday, Feb. 1 where outdoorsmen and women were rewarded for their hunting, fishing and photographic prowess. Presentations by Andrea Morehouse on the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Monitoring project and Fish & Wildlife Officer John Clarke on the 2013 season, were followed by awards from President Gordon Chaisson as follows: ADULT RIFLE Typical white-tailed deer 1st – Ed Makin – 1405/8”

2nd – Ricky Plowman – 135-6/8” 3rd – Paul Rose -135” Typical mule deer 1st – Lanny Amos -1736/8” 2nd – Nathan Jurouloff – 163-6/8” 3rd – Brittney Newton – 162-1/8” Non-typical mule deer 1st – Kim Filipuzzi – 179-6/8” Typical elk 1st – Frank Green – 211-1/8” 2nd – Dylan Wal – 166” 3rd – Conrad Verbaas – 140” Moose 1st – Trevor Garbiar – 170-5/8” 2nd – Fred Vander Linden – 74-3/8” 3rd – Conrad Verbaas – 60-4/8” Pronghorm 1st – Peter Vander Lin-

den – 79-3/8” 2nd – Frank Green – 72” Sheep 1st – Lefty Beaver – 169-7/8” Black bear 1st – Dylan Wall – 184/16” Out of Province 1st – Peter Vander Linden – 124-5/8” (Whitetailed deer) YOUTH RIFLE Typical white-tailed deer 1st – Alan Garbiar – 138” 2nd – Landon Clarke – 81-4/8” 3rd – Brittany Jones – 74-1/8” Typical mule deer 1st – Brooke Williams – 93-6/8” Youth bear 1st – Alan Garbiar – 17”

Department of Community Services

SeASonAL eMPLoyMent oPPortunitieS

Labourers Pool Attendants Lifeguards Pool Shift Supervisors Pool Manager

Applications must include a detailed resume and cover letter, which can be submitted in person or through email (please attach in Word format only). For additional information please go to the Municipal website at or contact: Lyle Hannan, Director of Community Services Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Phone: 403.563.2214 Email: All applications must be received no later than February 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

ADULT FISHING Rainbrow Trout 1st – Brian Vander Linden Cutthroat Trout 1st – Wade Aebli Brown Trout Tie for 1st – Garth Scott & Junior Olsen Northern Pike 1st – Junior Olsen YOUTH FISHING Rainbow Trout 1st – Austin Rose Brown Trout 1st – Owen Olsen 2nd – Hunter Olsen 3rd – Logan Olsen Brook Trout 1st – Owen Olsen YOUTH BIRD Spruce Grouse 1st – Hunter Olsen Ruffled Grouse 1st – Hunter Olsen

POLICE BRIEFS By Joni MacFarlane Editor Between Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to 42 calls for service. They included: Assault: 1 Threats/Harassment: 1 Theft of MV: 1 Impaired Driving: 2 Disturbing Peace: 2 Driving Complaints: 9 MV Collisions: 6 Suspicious Occurrences: 2 Assistance to General Public: 5 Assistance to Other Agencies: 5 False Alarms: 1 Municipal Bylaws: 3 Prisoners Held: 4 Who let the dogs out? On Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., police received a complaint of a neighbour dispute in a rural area south of Lundbreck. The dispute was allegedly over dogs chasing livestock. Under Section 25 of the Stray Animals Act, the owner of livestock or domestic fowl or any person authorized by ether of them may kill a dog in the act of pursuing, worrying or destroying that livestock or domestic fowl on land owned or occupied by the owner of that livestock or domestic fowl. Police attended and both parties were spoken to. Bar fight On Jan. 23 at 1:30 a.m., police received a complaint of people fighting in the parking lot of a local bar in Blairmore. Police attended and transported a 53-year-old male from the Elk Valley to hospital with injuries. The assailant was known to him and the matter is under investigation. Charges are pending. Theft from vehicle On Jan. 24 at 6:50 p.m., police received a complaint of theft from a motor vehicle. The complaint from Cranbrook advised police that his vehicle had broken down on Highway 3 in Coleman and he’d walked across the street to get a hotel room. He was gone from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and when he returned, discovered an ipad was stolen from the un-

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locked vehicle. ATV violation On Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop of two OffHighway vehicles driving in the ditch on the north side of Highway 3 in Blairmore. Both ATVs were unregistered and one had been reported stolen from the Cochrane area. Both ATVs were seized and towed and both drivers from the Chestermere area were charged under the provincial traffic safety Act for operating an unregistered OHV. Both subjects were arrested for the stolen vehicle and released without charges. The matter is under investigation. Missing ‘stang On Jan. 27 at 2:50 p.m., police received a complaint from a Coleman resident that her 1969 red Cobra Jet Ford Mustang was missing from inside a storage facility in Blairmore. The vehicle had been stored there for about two years and when she went to check on it, it was gone. The motor and transmission were not in the vehicle as they were under repair. There were only 1,800 of these vehicles made that year and it had been given to the complainant by her father when she was 16-yearsold. The matter is under investigation. Suspended On Jan. 27 at 4:20 p.m., police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver heading east from B.C. to Crowsnest Pass. Police stopped the vehicle and an 18-year-old male from Brooks was given a 24-hour drug related suspension and the vehicle was towed and seized for 24 hours. Impaired On Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m., police received a complaint of a male slumped over the steering wheel in a parked vehicle in Hillcrest. Police patrolled and located the vehicle. A 53-year-old male from Hillcrest was extremely intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with Care and Control of a motor vehicle while impaired and his vehicle was seized and towed. A court date of March 18 in Pincher Creek has been set.

Hiring Full-time Shop Mechanic for a busy trucking company in Cowley. Must have experience with heavy duty trucks and trailers. General maintenance, repairs and other duties may be required.

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 school year

When: As soon as you are able Where: Horace Allen School 2002 76th. Street Coleman Who: All children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 31st, 2014

Please bring in your child’s birth certificate. There will be an orientation night for all new Kindergarten students on

Thursday, May 29th @ 6:00 pm at Horace Allen School. For more information call 563-3998.



Crowsnest Pass Free Press Thursday, February 6, 2014

Domestic Bliss here to make life easier By Joni MacFarlane Editor Are you tired of working all day and coming home to an endless list of chores? Does limited mobility make it hard to get errands done or take care of your yard? If so, a new company in Crowsnest Pass offers an array of services designed to make your life easier. Targeting specific groups in the community, Domestic Bliss offers lifestyle management and concierge services in everything from housecleaning to letting the dog out to picking up prescription refills. Originally inspired by visiting her elderly parents, owner Lynnette Jessop said she found herself spending more and more time doing minor things for them. “I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to just pick up the phone and have this done,” she said. “I see this as a service to help people maintain independence that allows them to stay in their home longer.” Started last spring, Domestic Bliss provides seniors in the community with services such as handyman repairs, yard work, watching over homes and pets during absences, picking up mail or groceries, running errands or getting people to doctors appointments. If a senior is thinking of downsizing or moving, Domestic Bill will help pack and organize garage sales or online sales of valuables. They can also create detailed inventory lists for use with estate planning. Another service offered to seniors are home computer lessons in basic programs such as email, websites or Internet browsing. Jessop said another target group for concierge services are absentee owners. Domestic Bliss can help get their home ready for arrival by shovelling walks, watering plants, turning on the furnace and stocking the refrigerator. Domestic Bliss is different from house checking companies who are focused on providing services for security and insurance purposes, said Jessop. “Ours is more like a concierge, a pampering service,” she added. If you have a vacation home and guests are booked, Domestic Bliss will get the home ready for their arrival, she said. They will freshen the house, meet and greet guests and give them a walkthrough.

“Local B&B owners who are on vacation, can still make some income even though they’re not here,” Jessop added. The third target group are busy working people, she said. “Crowsnest Pass has a high percentage of shift workers and we offer services to help them manage their household,” said Jessop. This can include feeding pets, running errands, receiving deliveries, or anything you don’t have time to do yourself. They will also provide minor household repairs and maintenance, but are not a general contractor, she added. Although they will provide in-home pet services, Jessop said her company doesn’t provide boarding and will make kennel arrangements if needed. Domestic Bliss will also help business owners organize company events or provide catering and bartending for private parties. There are homecoming packages available for families returning home with a new baby or patients being discharged from hospital as well as special gift baskets that can be custom ordered. If a family experiences an emergency such as an unexpected illness or death, Domestic Bliss will take care of the house, arrange accommodations for out of town guests and any other services as necessary. “If someone has a need, we’ll make arrangements,” said Jessop. “Our vision is to be a one stop shop.” The company has a network of people who do the tasks, she said, and Domestic Bliss maintains a data base of available people and their skills. They are then able to match a client’s needs with the right person. “We prescreen and interview everyone who works with us,” said Jessop, “and ensure they have a police check.” If you are interested in working with Domestic Bliss, there is a web page survey that can be completed. “I’m very passionate about people living here,” she added. “I see a need here with the percentage of seniors, absentee owners and shift workers... We’re providing a service to make people’s life easier so they can enjoy it and providing employment to put people’s skills to work.” For more information on services available, visit or email or call 403-563-8829.

Angela Spearman, owner of Paws 2 Claws Pet Salon in Bellevue, recently opened for business. Left, Duffy, a three-year-old Golden Doodle, shows Angela his affection after being groomed. Right, assisted by her handler Steve, Angela clips the nails of four-month-old Blossom who seems less than pleased. Photos by J. MacFarlane


“Celebration of NEIL DIAMOND” by artist Jason Scott

Spaghetti Supper and Show Coleman Legion #9

Friday, Feb. 14

Dinner at 6pm, Show at 7 pm Enjoy this unique, fun, audience interactive 90 minute show

Advance tickets ($25/person) on sale now at the Legion 403-563-3964 MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS CALL FOR PROPOSALS CONCESSION SERVICES (RFP #01/14) Proposals are hereby requested for the operation of Concession Services in the Crowsnest Sports Complex. Interested proponents shall submit a proposal for the services described in the Request for Proposal (RFP) Information Package, which is available to all proponents as of January 31, 2014. RFP Packages are available via the following means: • pick up a hard copy at the Crowsnest Pass Municipal Office at 8502-19th Avenue Coleman, Alberta; • electronically at; or • get an electronic copy by contacting the contact person below. Any questions regarding this RFP shall be directed to: Lyle Hannan Director of Community Services Phone: (403) 563-2214 Fax: (403) 563-5474 E-mail: The weighted selection assessment criteria are outlined in the RFP Information Package. Proposals must be received by 2pm Mountain Standard Time on February 21, 2014 at the Crowsnest Pass Municipal Office at 8502-19th Avenue Coleman, Alberta. The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass reserves the right to accept any proposal, or reject any or all proposals.


Thursday, February 6, 2014 Crowsnest Pass Free Press

Changes add energy to your day

I am beginning to get excited for the smell of Spring in the air, which includes bbq’s! Now is the perfect time to begin to think about shedding those extra pounds that may have crept back on over the winter, as you dream about walks along the river, riding your bike, fly fishing or hiking up a mountain trail or swimming in a lake! The joy of all these fun times that lie ahead will take energy! Added protein to your diet can add energy to your day. A good rule of thumb is to eat approximately every three to four hours, three meals and two to three snacks per day. Begin your day with a hardy breakfast as this is the most important meal of the day. Example: 3 eggs, 1 slice quinoa toast/butter 1c coffee 1 glass water. Snack 15gr pro-

tein: 1 protein snack (bar, drink, nuts, yogurt, fruit and nuts mixture etc) I always suggest to check your labels - sugar should be less than 4g! Sugar is your culprit! SNACK recipe: Raw almonds-1 Bag Raw pine nuts-1 Bag Raw pecans- 1 Bag Handful chocolate chips 1 Bag Raisins 3 tbsp Pure Honey Mix nuts, chocolate chips, raisins and honey well with cinnamon. Spray pan with olive oil and spread mixture. Bake at 350 until lightly browned. Enjoy a healthy protein snack! Changes Weight Loss & Wellness is owned and operated by Linda Germo and is located at 12319-20th Ave., Blairmore. For more information, call Changes 403.562.2111

High quality results produced at track meets By Ritch Braun Submitted On Jan. 18 and 19, the University of Alberta hosted the first of two annual track meets - the Golden Bear Open. This portion was for athletes that were Midget age (14 and 15-years-old) and older. Alisi Ratudradra was the sole Passtrak representative at the meet and competed in five events in the Midget age group. She finished 16th in the long jump with a distance of 4.08 metres, 15th in the 200 metres in 28.98 seconds and 10th in the 60 metre hurdles in 11.25 seconds. She ran the fastest 60 metre sprint of her life in 8.52 seconds to earn 15th place in a field of 44 runners. She then broke the existing Passtrak club record in the 300 metres by a full three seconds, bringing it down to 44.54 seconds. The second part of the Golden Bear Open took place on Jan. 25 and was for athletes that were Bantam age (12 and 13-years-old) and younger. Two Passtrak athletes competed in a total of 11 events and both were in the Bantam boy’s category. Tim Jorgensen had three races and three field events. He placed 23rd in



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the 800 metres in 3:22.02, 18th in the 200 metres in 33.34 seconds and 15th in the 60 metres in 9.62 seconds. He finished in 17th position in the high jump by clearing 1.10 metres, then placed eighth in the shotput with a toss of 6.96 metres. His final event was the long jump where he spanned 3.61 metres for seventh place. Noah Schuh rewrote his personal best book throughout the day. He competed in five events and produced a lifetime best of 2:58.42 in the 800 metres which was a five-second improvement, placing him 12th. He then increased his long jump by 33 cm to 3.48 metres for 13th place and finally added 20 cm to his high jump best by finishing with a 1.20 metre clearance for 10th place. He also came in eighth in the 60 metre hurdles in 13.39 seconds and 17th in the 200 metres, clocking 33.20 seconds. Finally, a rare Sunday-only competition hosted by the University of Calgary took place on Jan. 26. Six Passtrak athletes too advantage of the opportunity to produce some high quality results at the Jack Simpson Open Track meet. Keely Anderson took part in her first official track meet in the 10 and under girl’s age group. She finished in

11th place in the 60 metres in 12.29 seconds, and then moved up to fifth place in the 150 metres with a time of 34.13 seconds. Her third event was the 1000 metres where she finished in fifth spot by running 5:26.15 which set a new Passtrak club record for her age group. Mosese Ratudradra had three events as well, competing in the 11-year-old boy’s category. He placed fifth in the 60 metres in 11.12 seconds and sixth in the 150 metres in 30.98 seconds. He then chopped a full five seconds off his previous best in the 1000 metres by finishing in 4:57.08 for a well earned third place. Tim Jorgensen had two events in the 12-year-old boy’s group. He took eighth spot in the 60 metres by running 9.71 seconds and ninth in the 150 metres in 25.01 seconds. Ty Anderson competed in the 12-year-old boy’s group as well. This was his initiation to track and field competition so he set personal best performances which he will attempt to surpass in future meets. He ran 11.03 seconds in the 60 metres for 12th and 28.72 seconds in the 150 metres for 10th place. In his third event, the 1000 metres, he placed ninth in 5:25.29.

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Perfect for Special Occasion or ‘Just Because’

This delicious cake goes together quickly and delivers a rich and intense shot of chocolate. It’s the perfect birthday cake or just an everyday treat to have ‘just because’. Get the best cocoa you can for won’t be sorry! You can make it by hand or with the use of a stand mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer, don’t be just might take a wee bit longer but it will be worth it. Death-by-Chocolate Cake Adapted from the recipe by Marcel Desaulniers 4 large eggs 2 cups granulated sugar splash vanilla 1 ½ cups vegetable oil 2 cups fresh, hot coffee (I use Bushtown Blend from Crowsnest Coffee Company) 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder dash each of cinnamon and chili powder (optional, but adds a subtle flavour) dash of salt 1 ½ cups sifted cocoa powder

Preheat your oven to 325. Line a 9” springform pan with parchment paper and a shot of cooking spray and set aside. You can also use 2, 9” layer cake pans if you don’t have a springform pan. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Let mix on medium until light and frothy. Slowly add your oil, then coffee. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and chili if you’re adding those. Add these to your mixer and combine on low. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and mix again another minute until no lumps of flour remain. Finally, add your cocoa and mix just until combined. Overmixing can cause your cake to have an unusual peak in the centre, not unlike Crowsnest Mountain. Scrape the batter into your prepared pan, rap it hard on the counter a time or two to remove any trapped air bubbles, then bake in the centre of your oven until done. If you’ve used one pan, it will likely take over an hour. Two cake pans will be done in around 2425 minutes. Test with a toothpick in the deepest part of the cake and it should come out clean. This cake is divine on its own, or with a simple dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! Submitted by Jessica Atkinson, Stone’s Throw Cafe



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February 06, 2014 edition of the Kootenay News Advertiser

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