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SPORT Elkford held its annual winter celebration, Winter in the Wild, over the weekend. For the full story and more photos, turn to page 3.

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City rezones lot at Cedar Bowl Place By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff

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he City of Fernie has approved the rezoning of two lots in Cedar Bowl Place from P2 (parks and open space) to R1B single detached plus residential. Lot 1, District Lot 4589 has been rezoned from P2 parks and open space to R1B - single detached plus residential. A public hearing was held during the regular council meeting on February 11. Council received four letters and four members of the public spoke to council about

their concerns. Emergency access and egress is a concern because of the neighbouring properties’ steep slope and narrow lane remaining once the two lots are developed, as is continued access to trails for recreational activities such as mountain biking and snowshoeing. Valerie and Gordon Robertson own lots 20 and 24 and in a letter to Council said, “The proposed lot development is immediately adjacent to our two properties and completely eliminates our access to the rear of our two lots and to the trail that require egress to emergency vehicles for Fernie Fire Rescue and

the City of Fernie, ambulance and police. This is unacceptable and in fact a strong reason to object to the zoning change. This has already happened to our citizens on one occasion and here we are without emergency support. This is a situation that the residents would not like to find themselves in again and the City of Fernie would not like to find itself responsible for, we are sure. Egress for emergency vehicles must be made and access available at all times.” Property owner Steven Kelly stated in his letter to Council that the right away was set aside for

emergency access. He also stated that the lot zoned P2 (parks and open space) is one reason he purchased the adjacent lot as he found it to be a desirable place to live. He has also had a right away agreement with BC Hydro since 2010. More residents echoed the green open space as a reason for their land purchase. “The cutline and the lack of homes behind Cedar Bowl Place is one of the reasons we purchased here,” said Al and Jo Williams of #4 Cedar Bowl Place in their letter to Council.

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Snow drags got motors running By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff

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nowmobile engines were revving high at the snow drag races in the field near Fernie Stanford Resort Saturday afternoon. Racers competed in a double elimination round for a cash prize. Crowds filled the bleachers and sidelines of the groomed double track. The grade six class from Isabella Dicken Elementary School sold chili, burgers and hot chocolate to raise funds for a trip to Blue Lake Camp. The Fernie Snowmobile Association hosted the event with Monty Sosnowski at the race director helm.

Snowmobilers raced at the Snow Drags on February 15 in Fernie.

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inter in the Wild shook off any hints of cabin fever as Elkford hosted a full schedule of activities over the weekend starting with a torchlight run and fireworks on Friday evening. Families made the most of the warmer temperatures. Sledding down toboggan hill was fun for the whole family with softer landings. Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher joined the toboggan party for a barbeque and hot chocolate at the top of the hill. The Elk Valley Minor hockey league bantam team played at the recreation centre arena. Wapiti ski hill celebrated their fortieth birthday with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Wapiti Ski Club on Saturday morning.

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Safety at Teck’s Line Creek Operations Phase II expansion Site – Dry Creek Access road Teck is asking snowmobile riders and backcountry users to use extra caution when entering the Dry Creek Access road. The area marked Limited Access Boundary above is composed of private property owned by Teck. Active work is scheduled in the Dry Creek drainage. Exact work sites will change daily. The area marked No Access Boundary above is composed of private property owned by Teck and coal lease land. Daily work is scheduled in this area. Access is prohibited and will be marked by no access signs. Do not enter as mine development activities will pose a severe risk to the public. Teck is allowing responsible backcountry users to access limited sections of this property, but Teck and/or contractor crews can and will ask you to leave these areas if they believe there is a safety risk to you or our workforce. Teck respectfully asks that all public follow the signage and any direction provided by Teck and/or contractors. Failure to do so may result in the loss of access. 1. For your safety and ours - Tell us where you are. Find out where we are working. Follow our crew’s instructions. Please sign in at the Dry Creek Gatehouse. Use “Hellie” radio channel, frequency 166.470 (posted on the access road at Dry Creek). If you see the first aid mobile ambulance, it means crews are working nearby – the first aider or HSE coordinator can give you more information and alert crews to your presence. If a crew member asks you to leave or avoid an active, dangerous site, follow their instructions. Failure to do so will result in loss of access privileges for everyone.

2. Expect to see our workers on foot and in vehicles. Keep your distance from them.

3. Expect to meet vehicles on access roads. Stay away from active work areas.

Construction crews and Fallers will be working in the area. Please look out for their presence and keep your distance.

Working Crews and heavy equipment will be working in the area. Expect increased traffic on access roads and slow down on blind corners. Do not drive past active work areas without advising the workers of your presence. Our crew may ask you not to enter an area if they believe it will put you or the workforce at risk.

Safety is at our core Access boundaries are in place around active mining areas to protect the public from heavy machinery. For your protection and ours, observe and follow boundaries. Mining activities can start avalanches or rock slides without warning. If you require any information call Line Creek Loss Prevention at 250-425-3112.

Map boundaries are approximate. Please respect these boundaries. Use this active work area at your own risk. For further questions or concerns please call: Nic Milligan, Manager, Community & Governmental Affairs 250-425-3335


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Coal Miner Days unveils new coordinator and dates By Nicole Obre Free Press Staff

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hanges are coming to Coal Miner Days. Sparwood's annual community celebration is only a few months away and this year's festivities will see a brand new coordinator as well as different dates than previously scheduled. Originally planned for June 6 to 8, Coal Miner Days 2014 will now take place on June 13, 14, and 15. “The [Coal Miner Days]

committee took the 'second weekend in June' very literally,” explained new coordinator Justine Bowen. June 1 falls on a Sunday so they were considering that the first weekend, making the second weekend June 6 to 8. After a few discussions and an eventual vote at our AGM, we decided that more people would take the second weekend in June to mean the second 'full' weekend in June.” She added, “This is Sparwood and who knows what the weather

will bring. Hopefully a little later in June things will have dried up a bit more.” Bowen is taking over the position of coordinator from long-time organizer Renee McCormick, who stepped down this year to focus on her work as a full time teacher. “I had volunteered last year at Coal Miner Days and really enjoyed it. I am a stay at home mom which is a new experience to me. I'm used to working 80-plus hours a week in an extremely

busy mine environment where I was always on the go, and raising a 2 year-old is also non stop, always on the go, but in a different way,” said Bowen. “I thrive on being busy and I am a go getter, so after talking to my husband and thinking it over I decided that I would probably never fill Renee's shoes, but I knew I would do my best to try.” Bowen went on to say, “I'm excited to be such a big part of Coal Miner Days and to work with our board and committee

to make it the best event we can make it, but I'm also very nervous. It is a lot of work and a huge responsibility. Coal Miner Days is a staple for our community and I want it to continue to be as great as it has been and I'm really looking forward to doing my best to make sure that it is.” Bowen has also recently started coaching the gymnastics program at the Sparwood recreation centre and is the point person for the community's t-ball league.

City of Fernie rezones lot at Cedar Bowl Place Simon Howse of Parastone Developments addressed some of the concerns at the request of Council. “Your concerns are my concerns,” said Howse. “The proposed changes have been part of the Official Community Plan (OCP) since 2008 and that's all we're trying to complete [with the rezoning application]. I'm a big supporter of the Fernie Trails Alliance and intend to support it whole heartedly so there will be no interruption to the trail access. Regarding emergency access, there is a statutory right of way and it will be part of any kind of building development.” Councillor Joe Warshawsky asked Lennox to address the Kellys' concerns. “When the Kelly's purchased their land, [the adjacent lot] was zoned as P2,” said Lennox. “But in 2008 there was an amendment and it was designated a special policy area, then in schedules S and T it was designated as DR1, which would allow for single family development. The Continued from page 1

rezoning is consistent with the OCP and it's important to note that the 3.5 metre right of way on the property actually widens out to seven metres as it moves to the back. There is a statutory building scheme on title. My point is the majority of that strip [of land] will remain P2. “As the approving officer I wouldn’t approve the subdivision [without the statutory right of way], so it would be a condition of approval [to have access] from Cedar Bowl Place south to Castle Mountain Road. We're going to obtain that through this process.” “Condition of approval includes trail access. There have been two events in the last five to 10 years where people have been evacuated due to gas line breaks. It's an issue that the City should take seriously.” Marilyn Robertson of #5 Cedar Bowl Place urged the City of Fernie to get the funds to develop the egress. Councillor Phil Iddon commented, “It's good that the concerns have been heard so we may consider these two things as they are very important to the people.”

The City of Fernie has approved the rezoning of two lots in Cedar Bowl Place from P2 (parks and open space) to R1B - single detached plus residential.  Photo by T. Hynd

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Winter in the Wild! THANK YOU The District of Elkford would like to thank all of the community clubs, volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible. We couldn’t have done it without you! • Columbia Basin Trust • Teck • Wapiti Ski Club • The Wildcat Brawlers • Elkford Public Library • Elkford Aquatic Centre • Elkford Rod & Gun Club

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If you have been tuning into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia the last couple of weeks, it’s clear there has been plenty to cheer about as a Canadian. A whopping 221 Canadian athletes made their way to Sochi to show the world what they are capable of. It is the largest Canadian Olympic team yet. A victory before the games even began came in the form of 100 of those 221 athletes being women – the largest contingency to represent Canada ever. Every day of the games there has been countless awe-inspiring and amazing performances from our talented athletes. We have dominated in several different sports, bringing home medals in skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, speed skating, hockey, and more. Taking a step away from the podium, there is the heart-warming story of a Canadian cross country ski coach. After seeing a Russian competitor’s ski break, the coach came to his rescue, allowing the Russian athlete to complete the race in his home country. If that’s not something to be proud of, I don’t know what is. In a place like the Elk Valley, so many of us have relocated, or are just visiting from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and many other countries all over the world. Each and every one of us has something to cheer for. We may not all be rooting for the same team, but at the end of the day we all share the same pride in watching hard-working athletes live out their dreams as the world watches. The Olympics are a celebration of sport, a celebration of national pride, and most importantly, a celebration of unity. There can be no winners without challengers. That is what the Olympic ideal is all about: it is the competition itself that brings us all together and lifts. While the triumphs too are celebrated, they are secondary. Of the nearly 2,900 athletes that will compete in the games, only 294 medals will be awarded. But whether or not they return home with a medal around their neck, each athlete will have the unforgettable experience of being part of a world championship. So as we enter the final days of the competition, cheer not only for your home country, but for the opposition, without whose efforts the games would be pointless. Support the goal those 2,900 athletes are striving for, and help them in “building a peaceful and better world through solidarity, team spirit, joy, and optimism in sport.” That is the podium they all own.

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Concern over fate of Medicare March 31, 2014 could well become a date that many will come to remember as the beginning of the demise of Medicare. After this date, there will be no signed agreement between the provinces and the federal government that ensures adherence to the five principles set in the Canada Health Act. Canadians have come to rely on and expect that all administration is carried out by a public authority in a nonprofit basis with audits of records and accounts. Accountability for health dollars is needed. The Health Council of Canada, an independent non-profit agency which, since 2004, has been charged with the auditing of the Canada health system will no longer exist after March 31. The federal government will cease to fund this agency. In other words, there will be no independent agency monitoring of how health dollars are being spent. Does that mean that provinces will be able to use health targeted dollars as part of general revenue? Comprehensiveness ensures that all health services including hospitals, physicians and dental surgeons must be insured. The Canada Health Act ensures Canadians that all citizens are entitled to the same level of service. The portability principle allows Canadians to get health service in any province in Canada after having met a minimum waiting time. The accessibility provision ensures that all insured

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individuals have access to health care and that physicians and hospitals are fairly compensated for their services. It does not allow for profit services. As Canadians we need to be extremely concerned about the directions of the present government regarding health care. The five principles of the Canada Health Act which are administration with accountability for a non-profit system; comprehensiveness with insured hospital, physicians and surgical dentists; universality with the same level of services for all insured residents; portability with services available to all insured citizens if they move to a different province; and accessibility with reasonable access to health care facilities for all insured persons and an assurance that physicians and hospitals are reasonably compensated, are in grave danger of being disregarded. We are already seeing evidence of downloading of costs through the increases in MSP premiums. Costs will increase as the federal government continues to cut back on funding. If the Canada Health Act is important to Canadians, we must speak up. Health Care cannot be equated to an individuals’ ability to pay. Write or visit both your MP and MLA. Let them know that Medicare is important and must be funded properly. A newly renegotiated Canada Health Accord is essential. All citizens, rich or poor, need and deserve health care. MLAs need to be asked what the provincial governments will do to fund health care if the federal health transfer money decreases. Silence implies consent. Regina Day Nelson, B.C.

Amount and Spousal Amount tax credits, which is part of the non-refundable tax credit form. These tax credits were INCREASED in 2010 with the implementation of the HST, to offset added expenses, in other words, to even things out with the new tax.

These amounts will be reduced for 2013 because of the re-implementation of the PST. The 2013 tax credit adjusted with the return of PST has the personal amount at $9,859 and spousal amount at $8,442. If the HST had carried on, these amounts would

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have been the personal amount at $11,524, and spousal amount at $10,113. Because the PST was not re-implemented until April 1, 2013, the full year tax credits will be blended rates to reflect the higher credit amounts for the first three months of 2013 in which the HST applied, and the lower credit amount for the

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nine months in 2013 in which the PST applied. The resulting blended rates for 2013 are the personal amount at $10,276 and spousal rate at $8,860. The end result is the HST is gone, but taxpayers must now pay more income tax because of less non-refundable taxes. The end summary is that Bill VanderZalm and the B.C. NDP forgot to mention, "THAT YOU CANNOT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO."

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New fossil site discovered in Kootenay National Park By Nicole Obre Free Press Staff

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esearchers have uncovered a massive fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park and are calling it the world's most important animal fossil discovery in decades. The Burgess Shale fossil site was discovered in the summer of 2012 by a team of scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum, Pomona College, the University of Toronto, the University of Saskatchewan, and Uppsala University. A research paper published on Tuesday, February 11, describes Kootenay National Park’s new ‘Marble Canyon’ fossil beds for the first time. Published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications, the authors suggest that the area and its extraordinary fossils will greatly further our understanding of the sudden explosion of animal life during the Cambrian Period. The site is the second fossil bed of its kind in western Canada, and researchers believe it is equal in importance to the original Burgess Shale site just 42 kilometres away in Yoho National Park.

“This new discovery is an epic sequel to a research story that began at the turn of the previous century, and there is no doubt in my mind that this new material will significantly increase our understanding of early animal evolution,” stated Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum, associate professor at the University of Toronto, and the study’s lead author. “The rate at which we are finding animals – many of which are new – is astonishing, and there is a high possibility that we’ll eventually find more species here than at the original Yoho National Park site, and potentially more than from anywhere else in the world.” He added, “We are very excited to go back to the field this summer, during the Royal Ontario Museum’s Centennial year, with one of our main goals being to increase the number of new species discovered.” During a short 15 day field session back in 2012, Caron and his fellow researchers collected thousands of specimens representing 50 animal species, several of which were new to science. Many of the species which were previously known

from the Yoho site are actually better preserved in Kootenay National Park, retaining very fine, never before seen anatomical details that will help to understand the shape of the animal 'family tree'. The new site is protected by Parks Canada and the exact location will remain confidential for the time being to protect its integrity. “The Burgess Shale is a tremendously rich resource important to our understanding of the development of life on this planet,” said Melanie Kwong, 
 Parks Canada’s superintendent responsible for the Burgess Shale. “Parks Canada is immensely proud to provide access to the fossils for cutting edge research such as this, for our awardwinning guided hikes, and to protect forever these fossils in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.” This new finding is the latest in a recent string of Burgess Shale discoveries, including confirmation that Pikaia, found only in Yoho National Park, is the most primitive known vertebrate and therefore the ancestor of all descendant vertebrates, including humans. 2.8” x 4”

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• 6:30am to 1:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 8:45 to 10:15am – Adult Shinny at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 9:00 to 9:45am – Aqua Blast at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 9:30 to 10:15am – Co-ed Aquafit at the Elkford Pool • 10:00 to 11:00am – Kindergym in the Holy Family Centre, Fernie • 10:00am to 1:30pm- Crafts Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 10:00am to 8:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 10:30 to 11:15am – Gentle Fit at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 10:30 to 11:15am – Free Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 10:30am to 12:00pm - Toonie Swim at the Elkford Pool • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Storytime at the Fernie Library for ages 3-5 years • 12:00 to 1:00pm – Skate & Shoot at the Sparwood Arena • Afternoon – Seniors Curling League Play, Fernie • 1:30 to 2:30pm – Parent & Tot Skating in the Sparwood Arena • 3:30 to 4:30pm – After School Pottery I, ages 5-12, The Arts Station • 3:30 to 4:45pm – Lego Club, ages 6 – 10, Fernie Library

• 3:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 6:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 6:30 to 8:30pm – Opt Fernie Clinic at the Elk Valley Hospital • 7:00 pm – Mixed Darts at the Fernie Legion • 7:00 to 8:00pm – Public Skating in the Sparwood Arena • 7:30pm – Cribbage at Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 8:00 to 9:00pm – 14+ Swim at the Sparwood Pool

Wednesdays

• 6:30am to 1:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 7:00 to 10:00am – Early Bird Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 8:30 to 9:15am – Active Fit at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 8:30 to 9:30am – Gentle Fit at the Sparwood Pool • 8:45 to 10:15am – Adult Shinny at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 9:30 to 10:15am – Co-ed Aquafit at the Elkford Pool • 10:00 to 11:00am – Kindergym in the Holy Family Centre, Fernie • 10:00 to 11:00am – Aqua Fit at the Sparwood Pool • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 10:30 to 11:15am – Free Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 10:30am to 12:00pm - Toonie Swim at the Elkford Pool • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Toddlertime at the Fernie Library for ages 2 & under • 12:00pm- Fernie Rotary Meeting Park Place Lodge • 12:00 to 1:00pm – Skate & Shoot at the Sparwood Arena • 1:00pm- Cribbage at Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 1:15 to 2:30 pm – Skate & Shoot at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 3:30 to 4:45 pm – The Puzzlers, ages 9-12 at the Fernie Library (preregistration required) • 3:30 to 5:00pm – After School Rec Hockey in the Sparwood Arena • 3:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 6:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 7:00pm – Free Dance Lessons in the Fernie Legion Hall • 7:00 to 9:00pm- Sonrise Healing Rooms Open for Prayers 1361 Eighth Ave. Fernie • 7:00 to 9:00pm – Adult (19+) Badminton, Fernie Community

Centre • 7:30 pm – Women’s Darts at the Fernie Legion • 7:30pm- Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, Christ Church Anglican, 591 4th Ave. Fernie • 8:00 to 9:00pm – 14+ Swim at the Sparwood Pool

Thursdays

• 6:30am to 1:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 8:45 to 10:15am – Adult Shinny at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 9:00 to 9:45am – Aqua Blast at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 9:30-11:30am - MOMs Group at the Fernie Library • 10:00am to 8:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 10:30 to 11:15am – Gentle Fit at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 10:30 to 11:15am – Free Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 10:30am to 12:00pm - Toonie Swim at the Elkford Pool • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 11:00am to 8:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 12:00 to 1:00pm – Skate & Shoot at the Sparwood Arena • 3:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 3:30 to 4:45pm – Living Books, ages 6-10, Fernie Library • 6:00 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Elkford Pool • 6:30 to 9:00pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 7:00pm – Drop-in Curling at the Fernie Curling Club • 7:00 to 8:00pm – Public Skating in the Sparwood Arena • 9:30 to 11:00pm – Adult Rec Hockey in the Sparwood Arena

Fridays

• 6:30am to 1:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 7:00 to 10:00am – Early Bird Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 8:30 to 9:15am – Aqua Blast at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 8:30 to 9:30am – Gentle Fit at the Sparwood Pool • 9:00 to 11:00am- Adult Badminton Fernie Community Centre • 9:30 to 10:15am – Co-ed Aquafit at the Elkford Pool • 10:00 to 11:00am – Kindergym in the Holy Family Centre, Fernie • 10:00 to 11:00am – Aqua Fit at the Sparwood Pool • 10:00am to 5:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • 10:30 to 11:15am – Gentle Fit at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 10:30am to 12:00pm - Toonie Swim

at the Elkford Pool • 11:00am to 6:00pm Fernie Library Open to Public • 11:00am to 6:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 11:15am to 12:00pm- Storytime at the Fernie Library for ages 3-5 years • 12:00 to 1:00pm – Skate & Shoot at the Sparwood Arena • Afternoon – Seniors Curling League Play, Fernie • 1:15 to 3:15pm – Public Swim at the Elkford Pool • 3:30 to 4:45pm – Pioneer Crafts at the Fernie Library, ages 7-10 (registration required) • 3:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 4:00 to 5:30pm – Free Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 6:00 to 8:00pm – $3.00 Swim at the Elkford Pool • 6:30 to 9:00pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 7:00 to 8:15pm – Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 7:30pm- Men’s Darts at the Fernie Legion • 7:30pm – Cribbage Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre • 8:00 to 9:00pm – Teen Swim (Grades 7-12) at the Elkford Pool

Saturdays

• 10:00am to 5:00pm- Sparwood Library Open • Noon to 5:00pm- Elkford Library Open • 1:00 to 5:00pm- Fernie Library Open to Public • 2:00 to 4:00pm – DnD for Teens at the Fernie Library • 2:00 to 3:45pm – Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 2:00 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 2:00 to 5:30pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 2:30 to 4:30pm – Public Swim at the Elkford Pool • 4:00 to 6:00pm- Meat Draw at the Fernie Legion • 5:30 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Elkford Pool • 6:30 to 9:00pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 6:45 to 8:15pm – Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena

Sundays

• 12:00 to 2:00pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool • 1:00 to 2:30pm – ‘Game On!’ board games at the Fernie Library • 1:00 to 5:00pm – Fernie Library Open to Public • 1:00 to 5:00pm – Public Swim at the Elkford Pool • 2:00 to 5:30pm – Public Swim at the Sparwood Pool

• 2:00 to 8:00pm – Public Swim at the Fernie Aquatic Centre • 2:15 to 4:00pm – Public Skating at the Fernie Memorial Arena • 3:00 to 4:30pm – Game On! Board Games for all ages at the Fernie Library • 3:00 to 4:45pm – Public Skating in the Sparwood Arena (most Sundays) • 7:30pm- Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, Christ Church Anglican, 591 4th Ave. Fernie

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PUBLIC HEARING - Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm Pursuant to Sections 890 and 892 of the Local Government Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 323, notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00pm at Fernie City Hall located at 501 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie BC with respect to the following proposed bylaw amendment:

Ph: 250-423-6817 Fx: 250-423-3034 Email: cityhall@fernie.ca Website: www.fernie.ca 501-3rd Avenue, Box 190 Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed statutory holidays) After Hours Phone: 250-423-4226

For more information, please contact the Planning Department at 250.423.6817 or via email at cityhall@fernie.ca. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written submissions must be received NO LATER THAN 5:00pm, February 24, 2014, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Written submissions can be provided by any of the following methods: •

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

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Fernie Memorial Arena 991-6th Avenue (Highway 3)

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

9:30-10:00am Crafts (ages 4+) 5:00-8:00pm Crocodile Swim (ages 6+) Feb 28 and May 9

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The City is seeking to fill 3 positions within the Leisure Services Department: a certified Parks and Facility Operator; a casual part time position of Lifeguard/ Instructor; and a casual Labourer. Please visit the City’s website for more information on these opportunities. The City of Fernie is inviting applications for a casual employee to fill the position of Municipal Clerk I on an “on-call” basis to cover absence due to sick leave, vacation leave, or any approved absence or to augment the regular work force during peak periods. There is no guarantee of hours with this position. Please visit the City’s website for more information on this opportunity. www.fernie.ca

Lot 2, Block 72, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 734A, from R1 – Single Family Residential to R1SL – Single Family Residential Small Lot.

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

City of Fernie Contact Info: City Hall

Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre for a fun morning craft or an evening swim with Mr. Crocodile! Regular admission rates apply. Parent participation required for children ages 6 & under.

A copy of the proposed amendment bylaw and other relevant documents may be viewed during normal business hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm on February 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 24, 2014 at City Hall, 501 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie, BC or online at www.fernie.ca.

Regular Council meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAYS

Bylaw No. 2240, cited as Zoning Bylaw No. 1750, Amendment Bylaw No.160, 2014 proposes to change Zoning Bylaw No. 1750 by changing the designation of:

Applicant: Location:

Gabrielle Ann Hogan Lot 2, Block 72, District Lot 4588, Kootenay District, Plan 734A (721-9th Avenue)

DIAPERFIT IS BACK!! Looking for a fun workout to do with your baby? Check out our new DiaperFit program! This 30 minute fitness class is a great way to start your Friday morning. Join us for a registered class on Friday from 9:30 to 10:00am. Toddlers must be able to hold themselves upright, recommended for ages 4 months and up!

PUBLIC SKATING Jan 6 – April 5, 2014

Public Skating Tuesday/Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10:30am to 11:15am (Free) 7:00pm to 8:15pm 2:00pm to 3:45pm 6:45pm to 8:15pm 2:15pm to 4:00pm

Youth Shinny No School Fridays 10:45 am – 11:45 am Noon to 12:45pm Adult Shinny Monday – Thursday

8:45am to 10:15am

Skate & Shoot Wednesday

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Fernie Memorial Arena Public Skating will be cancelled February 21st and 22nd due to the Annual Skating Club Ice Show.

IN PERSON: Drop off written submissions at the reception desk, City Hall 501 – 3rd Avenue; BY FAX: to (250) 423-3034; BY MAIL: City of Fernie, Planning Department, PO Box 190, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0; or BY EMAIL: E-mail submissions should be sent to cityhall@ fernie.ca

All submissions must include your name and street address. Submissions cannot be accepted after the Public Hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This Notice is published in accordance with Section 892 of the Local Government Act. Notice given by the Corporate Officer.

LAST WEEK TO SAVE! Pay Your Annual Utilities by February 28th and receive a 5% discount The 2014 annual Utility charges for single family dwellings and residential strata units are set out below. A 5% discount is available if the full year is paid no later than February 28, 2014. Single Family Dwelling - Fernie 2014 Annual Utilities (water/sewer/garbage) If paid by February 28, 2014 Single Family Dwelling – West Fernie 2014 Annual Utilities (water/garbage) If paid by February 28, 2014 Residential Strata Unit - Fernie 2014 Annual Utilities (water/sewer) If paid by February 28, 2014

$657.36 $624.49 SAVE $32.87 $421.44 $400.37 SAVE $21.07 $587.64 $558.26 SAVE $29.38

The 5% discount is also available for business and all other classes of Utility accounts. Please contact City Hall at 250-423-6817 or cityhall@fernie.ca for more information.

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d is tr i c t o f spa rwo o d Box 520, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 Phone: 250.425.6271 | Fax: 250.425.7277 Email: sparwood@sparwood.ca

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Upcoming Meetings of Council Monday, February 24 Monday, March 3 Monday, March 17 Monday, March 24

(in Council Chambers)

Committee of the Whole Meeting at 7:00 pm Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm Committee of the Whole Meeting at 7:00 pm

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PARKS AND GREENBELT WORKERS

The District of Sparwood is looking for energetic and enthusiastic students who will be employed for the summer by the District of Sparwood to work as summer parks and greenbelt workers beginning May 5, 2014 to September 5, 2014. The rate of pay is in accordance with CUPE Local 2698 Collective Agreement. All applications including cover letter, resume, and proof of enrolment must be received by the District of Sparwood Municipal Office on or before 4:00 pm Friday, March 28, 2014. The ‘hat’ draw will be conducted on Monday, March 31, 2014. All successful applicants will be contacted following the draw. Applicants should be aware that work performance with the District of Sparwood will be considered for future employment.

Only students who have been enrolled on a full time basis in high school or a post secondary institution during the 2014 Winter/Spring term and are intending to return to school in the fall are eligible for these positions. Student application forms, including the proof of enrollment, are available at the Municipal Office, 136 Spruce Avenue, the Sparwood Recreation Department, 367 Pine Avenue or on the District website at www.Sparwood.ca. Proof of enrollment form must be signed by the school Registrar’s Office. Preference will be given to post secondary students. All successful applicants will be required to have a valid driver’s license with a Class 5 or a minimum of a Class 7N or Class 7L. Applicants’ address must be the same on their Drivers License as on their mailing address and permanent address in Sparwood.

Any eligible applications received after the close date, will be automatically put on the bottom of this list as well as any who are unable to start employment on May 5, 2014.

Are Your House Numbers Visible From the Street?

Take a look at your house from the street at night to see if you can clearly identify your house numbers. You may want to ask friends or neighbours who visit your home if they saw your house numbers easily. Perhaps shrubs or trees are blocking visibility or the numbers are faded, or too small. Your house numbers should be visible from 150o at all angles.

In every emergency response time is critical; seconds lost can mean the difference of life and death. If your home or business is set back from the street, post your address number at the entrance to your driveway. New reflective lettering helps to make numbers visible at night. Not only is this essential for fire, police or ambulance to find your home, it is also the law under our Building Bylaw.

ON-STREET PARKING REGULATIONS OCTOBER 1 – MARCH 31

District of Sparwood “Sparwood Traffic, Parking and Highways Regulation Bylaw No. 472, 1987, Amendment Bylaw 1106, 2012” prohibits on-street parking from six o’clock a.m. to four o’clock p.m. October 1 to March 31 inclusive. Residents should note that: • Parking on the street during snow plowing, snow removal, snow hauling, or sanding operations is prohibited; • It is an offence to push, place or throw or allow to be pushed, placed or thrown any snow or ice upon a highway or lane; • That no advance warning is required under the bylaw and the Motor Vehicle Act and offending vehicles will be towed. Please make appropriate arrangements for parking your vehicles.

Safe Snow Play

The District is reminding parents to keep children away from snow banks. Although they look tempting to play on or tunnel into they are dangerous for children to play on. Snow plow operators and other motorists may not be able to see children playing around snow banks. Ensure your children play safe.

Questions can be directed to the Sparwood Municipal Office at 250.425.6271 or be emailed to mtomera@ sparwood.ca.

Notice of Alternative Approval Process (AAP) Coal Discovery Trail Recreational Land Use Permits

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WHEREAS, Pursuant to Section 175 of the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Sparwood may enter into agreements longer than five (5) years with elector consent.

Notice is hereby given that the District of Sparwood intends to enter into ten (10) year Recreation Land Use Permit agreements with Tembec Forest Products Limited, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Canfor, the British Columbia Hydro Authority and 6069786 Canada Inc.

The agreements clarify the relationship and objectives between the District of Sparwood (Permittee) and the Permittor. The agreement is for a term of ten (10) years during which either party can terminate the agreement on one year's notice.

Council will authorize entering into the agreements unless 10% (283) of the electors of the entire District of Sparwood sign elector response forms and submit them to the District by the deadlines of 4:00 pm MT on Monday, March 10, 2014. If 10% (283) electors sign and submit elector response forms by the deadline, Council may not proceed with the ten (10) year term unless the agreements receive assent of the electors in a voting proceeding.

The District estimates that 283 is the total number of eligible electors who would need to submit signed elector response forms in order to prevent the District from entering into the agreements for the ten (10) year term.

Elector responses must be in the form established by the District. These forms are available on the District website at www.sparwood.ca, at the District Office (136 Spruce Avenue (PO Box 520) Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0, or by phoning (250) 425-6271 from Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays. The only persons entitled to sign the forms are electors of the District of Sparwood. For Further information on the proposed agreements, please contact: Duane Lawrence Director of Community and Facility Services (250) 425-6721 dlawrence@sparwood.ca

TEA & TAXES & TREATS If you live in Sparwood, you are invited to a Public Budget Consultation Meeting that will be held to discuss the District’s Financial Plan for the next five years. Council invites and encourages the public to attend and provide feedback that will assist Council in setting priorities for our community.

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 101 - 4th Ave. Refreshments provided by the famous Sparwood Old Age Pensioners Society kitchen crew. Can’t make it? You will miss the yummy treats but you will be able to find the information displayed at Greenwood Mall, in the Arena foyer, and on our website for the month of March. sparwood.ca Feedback? PO Box 520 Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 Fax: 250.425.7277 Email: sparwood@sparwood.ca Phone: 250.425.6271


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Couture and Lamb co-host By Nicole Obre Free Press Staff

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Nelson local and an Edmonton native are teaming up for an unforgettable night of music at The Arts Station. Christa Couture and James Lamb are co-heading a show that promises remarkable voices, fuzzy guitar, bluegrass style picking, soulful cello, quirky chorus-like vocal arrangements, and just a touch of cabaret. Growing up in Edmonton with a mother who sang in a folk trio and a father who performed First Nations ceremonial music, Couture was destined to sing from a very young age. Honing her skills by performing in local choirs and musical theatre, Couture relocated to Vancouver to study at Vancouver Film School. After a decade of working in film and television, Couture returned to music, releasing Fell Out Of Oz in 2005 to critical acclaim. Three EP’s and four albums later, Couture is still going strong. Her most recent release, The Living Record, is a bright, beautifully-orchestrated indie folk album that showcases her sweet, idiosyncratic vocals along with a luscious palette of sonic styles. Lamb is a Canadian singer-songwriterguitarist born into a musical family hailing from Nelson, B.C. Known for his fascinating compositions and tasteful, highly regarded musicianship, James is known for performing in urban centres and tiny rural nooks. You can find him playing his music in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, stranger’s houses, on festival stages, and the Via rail lounge car. His live presentation is said to haunt a room with thoughtful joy and his unique voice and commanding stage presence can plunge even the noisiest bar goers into mesmerized silence. Don't miss this duo when they take the stage at The Arts Station tonight, 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door, Carosella, Freshies, and online at www.noob.eventbrite.ca.

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A gamer’s struggles By Nicole Obre Free Press Staff

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Edmonton singer Christa Couture.

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Nelson singer-songwriter James Lamb.

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tale that tells the tale of a video game prodigy is coming to The Arts Station. Noob is a one man play, written and performed entirely by Christopher Duthie. Duthie portrays Daniel, a video game prodigy who has crashed his bike and is lost in the woods. In an effort to make sense of what brought him there in the first place, Daniel reflects on a fight with his father, his desire for independence, and his quest to meet an online friend. Confused and frightened, Daniel finds himself locked in a struggle between his reality and the exciting fantasy of the video game he loves. Reviewed by Stephen Hunt with the Calgary Herald, Hunt comments, the play “thoughtfully explores the phenomenon of gamer culture in a way that will connect to the gamerloving kids as much as it will also connect to their baffled parents... Noob is must see theatre.” The one man show is sure to provoke conversation as it explores themes of online identity, video game obsession, family conflict, and the anxieties of teenage life. Check out Noob at The Arts Station, Tuesday night, 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door, Carosella, Freshies, and online at www.noob.eventbrite.ca. The play is recommended for audiences of ages 12 and up.

A celebration of mountain movies By Nicole Obre Free Press Staff

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he Fernie Mountain Film Festival is back for another year. Taking place this weekend, the eighth annual small town festival will entertain audiences with adventure-filled films for three nights at the Fernie Community Centre. The festivities kick off tonight with Local Film night, giving Elk Valley natives a chance to show off their movie making skills. Local

films are being accepted right up until the night of the festival. The favourite will be awarded a $500 cash prize and the coveted Best Local Film award. Friday night’s feature film is a presentation from Bernice Nottenboon on climate tipping points. She became the first woman on skis to reach the North and South Poles, as well as the Siberian 'Cold Pole', and traversed Greenland's ice cap in just one year. A part-time Fernie

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resident, Nottemboom will speak on Friday night about her film Tipping Points, as well as her experiences as a climate change journalist and professional adventurer. Come back on Saturday night to experience The Last Great Climb. The film tells the incredible story of Leo Houlding, Sean Leary, Jason Pickles, and filmmaker Alastair Lee as they attempt an unclimbed route on the granite tower of Ulvetanna on Queen

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Local Cookhouse, as well as B.C. Wine and beverages from Fernie Brewing Company. Keeping in mind audiences of all ages, be sure to bring the whole family to Saturday afternoon’s free kid's matinee, happening at 4 pm. The films will begin all three evenings at 7 pm. Tickets are available online or at the door. For the full festival lineup, ticket sales, and more information, visit www.ferniefilmfestival.com.

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Fight back with your time. To join us in the Elk Valley, please call Mia Gardiner 250-364-0403 or 1-888-413-9911 or email me at mgardiner@bc.cancer.ca

Maud Island, eastern Antarctica. Both Friday and Saturday evenings will also include a variety of short films, jam-packed with action and inspiration. Returning for a second year is the Fernie Mountain Social. With the community centre doors opening at 6 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, festival goers are welcome to come early to enjoy tasty snacks from Corner Pocket, Le Grand Fromage, Freshies, and Stanton's

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Always room for reading Fostering learning and love By Jenna Jensen Contributor

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Librarian Dianne Andrews celebrates the Elkford Library’s birthday.Photo by T. Hynd By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff

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he Elkford Library is celebrating 40 years of serving up books to the community. On Saturday, February 15 Librarian Diane Andrews and friends cut the large birthday cake and gave out cherry and raspberry cotton candy. Winners of the scavenger hunt won the draw for a one year pool pass donated by the District of Elkford. Entrants of the fun word search contest were put in the draw for a Chapters gift card. For every

book taken out, names were entered in the draw for a Kobo. The humble beginnings of the library originated in 1971 when Elkford residents started collecting books and organizing a library in a cramped recreation trailer. The Public Library was incorporated in February 14, 1974. Time and energy has expanded the little library. Today the library offers services like photocopying, FAX, books from any library in B.C., workshops, teen club, and preschool story time. They also have public computers with internet access.

he Sparwood Early Childhood Development (ECD) Committee is often an under recognized, but critically important foundation within the community of Sparwood. The ECD Committee works tirelessly in conjunction with the community to ensure that children are nurtured and are able to develop a solid foundation to reach their greatest potential. The ECD Committee, along with a variety of community partners, works to develop new projects and opportunities for children up to age six and help parents to encourage and assist their children in their early developmental years. Jillian Doey, Sparwood ECD coordinator explains of several programs currently in place that see great popularity with Sparwood families. "Books for Babies is a program that we have had a lot of success in. This program was designed to encourage early literacy and parent and child bonding, in addition to providing information that our community has available for children zero to six [yearsold]. With such great success of the Books for Babies program, we are able to launch our Books for Tots program which is similar to books for babies, encouraging literacy in toddlers up to 18 months. “Without our community partners, Sparwood Public Library, Columbia Basin Trust, and Interior Health, we would not be able to provide a book for babies and toddlers in each program, a CD and a reusable bag.”

“Another great program offered is Kindergym. This was developed to help children have a safe environment to play and climb indoors. This is a parent child program where we encourage parents and children to play and allow children to interact with one another," explained Doey. "These are just some of the ongoing programs that we offer, and with financial support from Success by 6 and Children First and the support of the District of Sparwood, we are able to bring Sparwood a variety of opportunities including a website www.ekkids.ca, a facebook page www. facebook.com/sparwoodecd, and myself as a coordinator," said Doey. In addition to these programs the Sparwood ECD Committee will be hosting a parent based workshop open to all parents of Sparwood with children up to six yearsold on February 21 from 8:45 am to 2:45 pm in the upstairs area of the Sparwood Recreation Department. The workshop will be free and lunch will be provided. In three sessions it will encompass food flair, early literacy and play and positive parenting. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register in advance and are reminded that no childcare will be provided. For more information on the upcoming workshop or programs, contact Jillian Doey, Sparwood ECD coordinator at sparwoodecdcoordinator@gmail.com or 250-425-4481. The Sparwood Early Childhood Development Committee meets every third Thursday of the month at the Sparwood Public Library at 10 am. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

TER S I G E R Y! TODA The Sparwood Public Library would like to sincerely thank the following individuals, organizations and artists for their support of the 2014 Rome-Mantic Fundraiser held on February 8, 2014. Thank you for your generosity and making the event a success!

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Eco version of world’s top seller stingy on gas Th TToyota C The Corolla ll iis the h best b hi ddesign. i The Th eye-catching lower stance, standard LED selling car of all time, worldprojector headlamps and wide, selling 1.3 million units sleeker bodywork now make in Canada alone since it was this a car people would be introduced in 1966. proud to own. To say the Corolla is a big deal for Toyota is an underInside statement as it represents The dash is wide and flat 47 per cent of all passenger with easy to see, and use, For those that sales for Toyota Canada. But radio and heat controls, place fuel economy the Corolla is also a big deal but the look is fresh and for Canada as it is made in over everything, the contemporary. The seats now Ontario and the Cambridge sit lower in the car to make Corolla Eco might just assembly plant. Cambridge room for the slightly lower was selected as the lead plant be worth a look as it roofline, but I found getting for vehicle development, as takes an already thrifty in and out no problem. it makes cars for all of North car and squeezes even The seats provide excellent America, the Corolla’s biggest and comfort. more out of each litre support market. The back seat has a lot of fuel. This new 2014 Corolla has more legroom because been on sale here since the the wheelbase of this new Zack Spencer fall of 2013 and by the nummodel has been stretched ber I see on the road, it looks by 10 cms. The car is also to be a hit already. slightly wider, making hip room impressive. For those that place fuel economy over Overall the cabin is large and airy and everything, the Corolla Eco might just be nicely put together, considering the price. worth a look as it takes an already thrifty Since the S, LE or Eco models will be the car and squeezes even more out of each sales leaders, Toyota has kitted all three litre of fuel. out with a 6.1-inch touch-screen radio that includes Bluetooth streaming audio, phone Looks connectivity and a backup camera. Faux One major criticism of Toyota as a brand, leather seats are available on the S and LE and the Corolla, in particular, has been drab but not the Eco. The good news is that all styling. Toyota recently has been walking models come with heated front seats. a nice line between updating their lineup

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to be more progressive but also keeping their loyal buyers happy. The Corolla is sold in several different trim levels, starting at $15,995 to get the base CE, but the reality is that most Canadians will upgrade to the $19,215 S (Sport) or the LE for $19,500. To upgrade to this $20,500 LE Eco model is $1,035 over the S model and $750 over the regular LE. I prefer the S trim for its more aggressive 17-inch wheels compared to the LE and LE Eco, which come with smaller 16-inch wheels. Regardless, this model is a massive step forward in terms of delivering an

Drive All but the Eco model come with a 132hp version of the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine carried over from the last car. The Eco gets a 140hp version that comes with Toyota’s Valevematic technology that helps to pump out the extra 8hp, yet improves fuel economy. The base CE is sold with either a 6-speed manual or the 4-speed automatic found in the last model. The only other model to be offered with a manual is the S trim. That leaves the LE and Eco with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT),

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andd this hi unit i as an option i in i the h S trim. i The upside to buying the Eco is an improved fuel economy score. The regular LE with a CVT has a combined city and highway rating of 5.9L/100km but the Eco model drops that down to 5.7L/100km. The penalty for this economy conomy is a lack of driving spirit. rit. I drove the S model at the Quebec City launch and expected a similar performance because this Eco has This B.C. owned Intermeccanica Roadster wears its colour eight more horsewith pride wherever it shows. power. Not the case. It is a faithful reproduction on the 1959 Porsche 356-A ConvertI would take the ible “D”, which the Vancouver-based custom builders began minor fuel economy producing in 1982. P TO O T S A G PINK PUTTININ hit and buy the S or regular egular N This car was hand built in 2011 and would cost around O G BULLY DAY, FEB. 26 $95,000 to reproduce today. It has standard equipment such LE instead. SHIRT as Porsche suspension, four-wheel-disc brakes, and 356-type Verdict reclining seats. The Corolla is a fine update, pdate, Power is provided by an Audi 1.8-litre, 185 hp turbo fuel Toyota set out to makee a injected engine with auto transmission. roomier, more stylish and value It has a full leather interior, square weave carpeting in silver blue with pink leather binding. The custom 356 instrument panel has with pink packed car. The Eco hass no options availavail facing and the courtesy lights even provide a pink hue to the interior. able so it sticks to the $20,150 base price. It’s a classic in appearance but it does have such contemporary creature I do enjoy the new interior, the styling is comforts as electric windows, power door locks with remote keyless an improvement and many families will entry, and air conditioning! welcome the space.

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Gift certificates and Gluten Free Crusts Available.

• Build Your Own Pizza

*Power head only

95

New Wings & New Flavours

• Thin, Regular or Whole Wheat Crust

MSRP $259.95 with 16” bar

$

Go Riders Go

Providing “Fresh FERNIE Experiences” for over 15 years!

BRETT PERRINE

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Position: Forward Games Played: 50 Points: 42 Goals: 18 Assists: 24 Penalty Minutes: 33

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Position: Defense Games Played: 19 Points: 14 Goals: 3 Assists: 11 Penalty Minutes: 32

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Position: Forward Games Played: 36 Points: 4 Goals: 3 Assists: 1 Penalty Minutes: 46

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Position: Goaltender Games Played: 28 Lake, GAA: 3.14 Hometown: Burns BC SV% .903 SO:lbs 1 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 Wins: 11 Losses: 14 Anchorman Fave Movie:

From the fire of 1908 to the day the ski hill opened and everything in between, we’ve always done our best to be the Elk Valley’s newspaper.

Your newspaper.

Est. 1898

342 2nd Avenue • 250-423-4666 • www.thefreepress.ca

Covering events throughout the Elk Valley

#

AUSTIN WELLS

Position: Goaltender Games Played: 28 GAA: 3.28 SV% .896 SO: 1 Wins: 13 Losses: 12

Open at 4:00 pm

• Salads, Wings & More... • $12.00 Pizza Every Tuesday! Call for Daily Specials

250-423-0007 592 - 8th Avenue, Fernie, BC

Back and better than ever!

We’ve had you covered since 1898.

The Free Press

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#

• 36 Toppings & 9 Sauces

• Awesome Lasagna

Winning games ...and winning hearts

Proudly supporting hockey in Fernie for over 40 years

Great new selection arriving mid-March Exclusively at

Jay’s Jewellers 652 2nd Avenue, Downtown Fernie, 250.423.7814


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PJB Crane Services Ltd.

Where customer

SERVICE & QUALITY meet without compromise

Servicing the Elk Valley

Good Luck in the Playoffs!!

Box 1917 Sparwood, B.C. V0B 2G0 (250) 425-2713 (Shop) (250) 425-2718 (Fax)

Make Fernie Proud

120 1492 Hwy. #3, Fernie • 250-423-9211 1.888.423.9211 • www.fernieford.com

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Fernie 250-423-7719

Sparwood 250-425-7772

A division of Interoute Construction

Mining Keeps Mining Keeps Communities Moving Communities Moving

Go Go!

Teck’s mines produce than just They Teck’s mines produce more thanmore just minerals. They minerals. support families, build infrastructure and foster economic growth.

support families,

build infrastructure and foster economic growth.

The steelmaking coal produced at Teck’s five Elk Valley mines is used coal attoTeck’s five Elk Valley toThe makesteelmaking steel in everything fromproduced hockey skates goal posts.

mines is used to make in everything from hockey skates to goal posts. Good luck to steel the Fernie Ghostriders in the 2013/2014 KIJHL season.

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Fun cars for singles under $30,000

Yes, you can buy fun cars for under 30 grand. A few weeks ago, I recommended five fun coupes for singles, whose base prices didn’t start with a three. Readers demanded more so here are five more cars that are a little easier on the wallet in purchase and operation. Disclaimer, you don’t have to be single and willing to mingle to fall in love with these vehicles. In fact, some of them are family friendly. No really, they are.

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Ford Focus ST- $29,999 Hot hatch? I think so. Ford’s Focus ST (ST meaning Sports Technologies) is quite the exciting ride. As soon as you sit inside the Ford Focus ST cabin, you’re embraced by Recaro sport seats that hug you and don’t let go. There’s a six-speed manual gearbox that’s then connected to a 2.0L High-Output EcoBoost I-4 engine. The high-output engine puts out 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that’s a herd of horses under the hood, but driving this sport-tuned version of ST is actually quite agreeable in the city.

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Scion FR-S - $26,450 The return of the fun-to-drive rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s priced under $30K can be linked to the Scion FR-S. You could also say it is linked with the Subaru BRZ as these four-seater, two-door vehicles were a joint venture product between the two Japanese brands. The FR-S features a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine, developed in collaboration with Subaru. It combines Subaru’s horizontally opposed engine and Toyota’s D-4S injection system. The result is 200 naturally aspirated horses and 151 lb-ft of torque and can be matched with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The back seats might not be incredibly comfortable for rear passengers but all the festivities are happening up front anyway.

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f you haven't been in to the freshly renovated and revamped Fernie Museum, the Fernie and District Historical Society cordially invite you to a special party next week. The open house evening celebration will include the launch of “The Fernie Museum - 50 Years in the Making”, an exhibit in the museum gallery. Mike Pennock and Laura Nelson will also be making “Keeping History Alive” presentations. The open house is Thursday, February 27 from 4 to 7 pm. The “Keeping History Alive” presentations will be at 4:30 pm and 6 pm. For more information email history@ferniemuseum. com or call (250) 423-7016.

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Fernie and District Historical Society celebrate their fiftieth anniversary Feb. 27.  Photo by T. Hynd

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The fresh snow and Alberta family day holiday weekend brought many visitors to Fernie Alpine Resort last weekend. Patrice and Barb, volunteer hosts, were busy helping an influx of visitors find their way around the ski hill. Photo by T. Hynd District of Elkford 816 Michel Road P.O. Box 340 Elkford, B.C. V0B 1H0 P. 250.865.4012 * F. 250.865.4013 * www.elkford.ca

Land Held for Resale

Price Listing January 2014 In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, Council hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of the following land by sale, subject to an Option to Purchase agreement. Civic Address

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Apartment Residential (Map 1) Alpine Way

Lot 258, DL 3512, PL 14725

Neighbourhood Commercial (Map 2) Balmer & Caribou

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Neighbourhood Commercial (Map 3) 94 Deerborne

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The sales are subject to conditions of a sales agreement and are generally as outlined below: 1. An offer must be for an amount not less than the Council approved List Price; 2. An offer must include a 10% deposit; 3. An offer must be submitted on the District of Elkford form; 4. The contract of purchase and sale requires that the purchaser enter into an Option to Purchase agreement that will be registered at the Land Titles Office. The Option to Purchase agreement must require that the purchaser complete a building on the Property for the use as authorized in the Zoning Bylaw, by December 31 in the year that is no more than three years after the acceptance of the offer. If a building is not completed as required the District will have the right to repurchase the property within ten years from the date of registration of the option at the Land Titles Office. * All sales subject to sales agreement including building requirement. For more information, please contact: Development Zones Curtis Helgesen, Chief Administrative Officer Apartment Residential District of Elkford 250.865.4000 Town Centre Commercial PO Box 340, 816 Michel Road info@elkford.ca Service Commercial Elkford BC V0B 1H0 www.elkford.ca Neighbourhood Commercial Industrial

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have Olympic fever. I absolutely love it. And so do my girls. They’ve been learning about the Olympics at school. We discussed the Olympics on our way home the other Shelby Cain day. I have to say, the drive home from school is usually the most fascinating eight minutes of my day. Our discussion went something like this. “What did you guys learn at school today?” Three - “I learned the Go-lympics.” “Oh? What are the Go-lympics?” Four -“That’s when everybody in the world runs with fire and joins together to cheer for the Canadian Flames.” (I think we had some crossover between our country, the torch, and Daddy’s a Flames fan). “Wow. What are we cheering for?” They both thought about this for a few seconds. Three – “For love!” Four – “No. For winning.” That’s when they got me. Are we cheering for Canada to win? Yes. Of course we are. But what about when we don’t win…do we still cheer? Yes. For love? Maybe. Love of country. Love of sport. Love of our Canadian athletes, who have put in countless hours for most of their short lives to be where they are…right at this moment. And what do they do it for? Not money. Not fame. (Except for a few minutes and a jug of beer). For a gold medal? Maybe. For the love of an entire country? That sounds pretty good. I always find it interesting that when our athletes are interviewed after a disappointing performance the first thing they do is give the most heartfelt apology. To Canada, to their families, to everyone that cheered for them. You never see them stomp off angry because the glass case they had made for their medal will remain empty. Not the Canadians. I think this is a great lesson we can teach our kids as we sit around our TV’s and cheer for our athletes. Cheer for the win… but also for the love. As we watch them stand poised for their moment, about to take the ice or head down the mountain, I tear up. For the athletes, yes, but also for their parents. Huddled somewhere close by I’m sure, taking their regular spot in the stands or bleachers or by gate seven. A granola bar in their pocket, just in case it’s needed. Tingling with adrenaline and coffee, about to see all the effort, all the sacrifices come to fruition. Most of them just hoping for the same result we hope for now, from our five-year olds. To see a smiling face when it’s all over. Win or no win, Go Canadian Flames!

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Victory for Riders in final regular season game By Sara Moulton Free Press Staff

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ernie hockey fans were not disappointed on Sunday night as the Ghostriders hosted the Columbia Valley Rockies in their final home game for the regular season. The game on February 16 coincided with the Alberta Family Day holiday, drawing over 650 spectators to the Fernie Memorial Arena. With the score tied 4-4 after three hard-fought regulation periods, the teams battled into overtime before Aaron Neufeld scored the winning goal for the Ghostriders. The Rockies dominated the first two periods of the game, with two goals for the Riders from Joel Burgess and Kurtis Bond (assisted by Jake MacLachlan and Bond, and MacLachlan and Ben Primeau respectively) scoring two goals for the Riders compared to four for the Rockies. However, the home team returned from the second intermission with renewed energy and it wasn’t long before Aidan Geiger (assisted by JJ Beitel and Dylan Robertson) put the puck in the net to keep the Riders in contention for the win. With only 90 seconds left before the end of the third period, Spencer Bender (assisted by Bond and Primeau) brought the crowd to their feet as

he scored the equalizer and sent the game into overtime. The end of the first five minutes of overtime saw some commotion around the Rockies’ net as their goaltender Stewart Pratt appeared to sustain an injury. With backup goalie Brody Nelson replacing his teammate after sitting on the bench for 65 minutes, it took Neufeld (assisted by Geiger and Robertson) less than a minute and a half to score the fifth and final goal of the night for the Riders. The focus of the team is now on the sevengame playoff series against the Kimberley Dynamiters, which will begin in Kimberley next Tuesday, February 25. Captain of the Ghostriders Ben Primeau thanked fans for their support throughout the regular season and is looking forward to a successful campaign in the upcoming weeks. “We were pretty excited tonight, to come back in our last home game and win the way we did,” said Primeau. “The fan support has been great this season and we’ll be working for a good result against Kimberley.” Don’t miss the two playoff games in Fernie on Wednesday, February 26 and Saturday, March 1 at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Fernie Ghostrider Josh Teves battles Columbia Valley Rockies Jerome Thorne for the puck on Sunday, February 16. Photo by S. Moulton

Passtrak attends Alberta Indoor Games By Ritch Braun Passtrak

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even Passtrak athletes competed in 25 events at the Alberta Indoor Games track and field meet held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on February 8 and 9. They set five new lifetime best performances out of a possible 14, established no less than 12 new Passtrak club records in the various age groups and also brought home one gold, one silver and one bronze medal for their efforts. Keely Anderson, who is currently eight years-old, participated in five events in the Under 12 age group. Four of the events were brand new for her and she set new Passtrak club records in all four for her age group. She cleared 1.37 metres in the standing long jump, threw 3.67 metres in the medicine ball throw, finished her

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600 metre race in 2:52.49 and tossed the shot-put out to 3.83 metres for her highest placing of tenth. Mosese Ratudradra also had five events but in the Under 12 boys category. He set a new Passtrak club record of 1.44 metres in the standing long jump. He then increased his best ever in the medicine ball throw by 45 cm out to 5.07 metres for a new club record as well as a second place finish. His best event of the meet was the shot-put where he added an amazing 2.42 metres to his shot-put when it landed at the 8.77 metre mark for a new club record and a first place finish Ty Anderson was in the Bantam Boys division (12 and 13 years-old). He ran 11.21 seconds in the 60 metres which was just off his lifetime best. He then tried three new events, running 3:08.94 in the 600 metres and clearing 90 cm in the high jump. His best placing came in the shot-put where

he tossed the implement 7.18 metres for fourth place. Tim Jorgensen contested the same events in the Bantam Boy’s category. He barely missed a personal best in the 60 metres and the 600 metres but then tied his best ever of 1.10 metres in the high jump. His highest finish of the meet came in the shot-put where he threw 6.87 metres for seventh. Alisi Ratudradra produced two lifetime best performances in the Midget Girls (14 and 15 years-old) age group. She ran 8.45 seconds in the 60 metres which earned her a sixth place finish as well as a new Passtrak club record. She spanned a lifetime best of 4.76 metres in the long jump which earned her a bronze medal. She then rounded out the weekend with a fourth

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place finish in the 300 metres in 44.81 seconds. Kyran McKee, one of Passtrak’s coaches, strapped on her spikes and ran two races in the Open Womens category. She finished the 300 metres in 49.46 seconds for fifteenth then ran a 5:38.67 in the 1500 metres for fourteenth. Both results were new Passtrak club records for that age group. Renee Talbot had her first outing as a Passtrak athlete and competed in the Masters Womens (over 35) age group. She ran the 1,000 metres in 3:49.18 for seventeenth and 6:08.04 in the 1,500 metres for fifteenth. Both those performances were new Passtrak club records for her age group as well.

Canada’s Medal Count as of February 19, 2014

Alpine Skiing Freestyle Skiing Figure Skating Snowboarding Speed Skating Short Track

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A community update from the Mayor of Fernie By Mary Giuliano Mayor of Fernie

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20,000 square meter Max Turyk Field, boat launch at Dogwood Park, Splash Park and patios, flowers and decorative lighting, and a committment to the Energy Diet program to realize savings are some of the things accomplished in 2013. The Leisure Services Master Plan, a long-range planning document, $653,000 of federal gas tax funding to improve wastewater treatment to protect the Elk River, and completion of a Liquid Waste Management Plan and a facility study were also finalized. The City has engaged Urban Systems to review the Development Cost Charge Bylaw and added an Emergency Planning Committee to put together an emergency program to be ready for disasters. The Official Community Plan update is almost complete after months of hard work by a dedicated committee aiding the consultants. Council approved an expenditure of $163,000 for the purchase of a stage and related infrastructure funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative and new directional signage will be placed in areas around town

as a result of the Comprehensive Signage Strategy. I want to mention a newly formed group that is looking at the possibility of a new college campus and convention centre to Fernie, as well as the beautification subcommittee that is bringing art to the streets with a program to paint the dumpster bins around town, modelled after the very successful program of art banners. Something else being worked on by the City and the Lions Club is the possibility of finding crown land suitable as a multi -use exhibition ground for the many organizations that plan important events such as the annual Demolition Derby and music festivals. In December I attended an evening with Santa at Rocky Mountain Village (RMV) and it was wonderful to see residents enjoy a little attention and a gift from Santa. Thanks to Jim and Alice Booth for organizing this event and to Teck for sponsoring the gifts. The Heritage Library hosted seniors from RMV and Fernie Academy kindergarten students last week with Anie Hepher leading a sing-along and Lori Bradish reading the story of The Curse. Tea served in china cups and cookies followed thanks to

Emma Dressler and staff of the library. The City has a letter dated June 4, 2013 from Mr. Gawryluk thanking Mayor and council for “meeting with us to discuss the possibility of erecting some form of monument to acknowledge and respect those individuals who have passed away and for which there is no known place of rest.” That same month another letter was submitted reiterating that request and suggesting, “A committee should be set up to examine this issue in detail and be comprised of representatives

The Official Community Plan update is almost complete after months of hard work by a dedicated committee aiding the consultants. from all the stakeholders.” On July 8, 2013 Council adopted the Cemetery Committee’s Terms of Reference and staff was directed to “Advertise for volunteers and contact the Fernie Heritage Cemetery Society and the Fernie and District Historical Society for nomination from their organizations for Council’s consideration.” The mandate of the Committee as defined in the Terms of

Reference was to “Advise Council on a suitable location for the placement on a monument to honour those individuals who have been laid to rest in unmarked graves” and “The primary objective of the Committee is to identify a suitable location for the installation of the monument and oversee the installation requirement.” Advertising followed and committee members appointed with a date to meet set for January 21, 2014. Documents provided to the City by the B.C. Archaeological Branch indicate that a site inventory report was prepared in 2003 in relation to the area referred to by Mr. Gawryluk as the Stork Cemetery. This report indicates that the area is protected by legislation. Staff has contacted the B.C. Archaeological Branch to determine whether additional steps need to be taken to register the area as a historical site. The committee will continue to work towards this mandate as requested in order to honour the people who lie in unmarked graves. It must be emphasized that the City of Fernie does not have authority to trespass on private property and the area around the little cemetery at Silver Ridge that is fenced is private property. However at the January 27, 2014 regular council

meeting, Council provided direction that during 2014 budget deliberations, Council consider a funding allocation to undertake work to delineate the boundary of the area referred to in documents provided by Mr. Gawryluk as the Stork Cemetery, if that is deemed necessary by the B.C. Archaeological branch. Also an archaeologist has been contacted regarding the potential use of ground penetrating radar on areas owned by the City. It bears repeating that the area outside of the fenced area referred to as the Munroe Cemetery is privately owned by the developer of Silver Ridge and the City has no authority to undertake any works on those lands. As requested the City has allowed Mr. Gawryluk access to all cemetery records in its possession. Ownership of St. Margaret’s Cemetery didn’t transfer to the City until 1949. Prior to that date it was owned by the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Co. Ltd. and the Crow’s Nest Pass Electric Light and Power Co. Ltd. On January 30 STARS’ new helicopter came to the Elk Valley Hospital and it was greeted by many excited people. I was very happy to have the opportunity to thank the pilot and paramedics for this lifesaving service to our area.

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MasterChef Canada hears the call of the wild By Tamara Hynd Free Press Staff

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anielle Cardozo was in her element when the mystery box revealed a meat grinder as the mystery ‘ingredient’ for the home cooks to prepare burgers for their three judges. A herd of game choices filled the chopping blocks: bison, wild boar, musk ox, lamb, pork shoulder, turkey, kangaroo and duck; everything but beef. “I was a little excited to see that (meat) grinder. I have never worked with one before. Add the fact that I do not have the most muscular upper body, I think getting enough meat ground for one burger was probably the most challenging part. “I chose to blend a mixture of lamb and bison. I stuffed it with feta, sundried tomatoes, and herbs. Like Alvin Leung, I am not much of a carbs girl; so I placed it open face on a grilled pita, and served it with a cucumber slaw. My healthy choice, according to the judges, just wasn't enticing enough. It wasn't bad, just not that big greasy mess of a burger that makes you want to dig right in.” Kaila Klassen, a Realtor from West Kelowna, won the burger challenge giving her immunity and the opportunity to choose apples and beer as the key ingredients for the second challenge. “I could have killed Kaila when I heard she picked beer and apples. Give me rum, bourbon, vodka, and of course wine, I can incorporate it into about anything. But beer? No thank you.” Cardozo ran to the pantry and the moment she saw pork in the fridge, one thing stuck in her head: pork chops and apple

sauce. “It's a classic, and classics are just that for a reason. They're good.” Cardozo has learned huge lessons in past challenges. “In the smelt challenge, I over thought things, and complicated my dish. In the burger challenge, I went against my gut to make a big juicy elk burger to try something new with the Greek lamb burger. When it was time to cook, I had pork chops and apple sauce in my mind and I made the conscious decision not to second guess myself.” Her decision to add a little sophistication and put beer and apples in every component of the dish paid off. The dish that won Cardozo a team leader position was a pork rib chop with Alexander Keith's Cascade Hops glaze and apple relish. Served with dijon and apple cider new potatoes, and a crisp green apple and mache salad. “For those who are MasterChef fans, there are certain achievements that you want while you're there regardless if you win the $100,000 and title of MasterChef Canada. One of those goals is to be a team captain. It's a pretty big deal to have the opportunity to lead a team to victory or defeat. It tests your ability to lead.” Cardozo likes to think she's a leader but she knows the pressure can be too much. As a team captain, her next worry is her teammates. Dora Cote, a plumber from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta won the apple and beer challenge, so she will get first pick. “I have to get strategic and think about who Dora is going to pick. I have gotten to know strengths and weaknesses; and I know who will respect me as

a captain. I am going to have to get extremely creative.” Working as a team in a kitchen can pose all sorts of new challenges. “Will I get the teammates I need to be a success? Will I lead us to victory, or into a pressure test? Will I dictate, or will I take a real team approach? Will my teammates respect me as a captain, or will they start making their own decisions?” Next week the Top 12 home cooks arrive at Toronto’s historic Distillery District for a team challenge that requires the food to look as good as it tastes. The red and blue teams must make canapés to cater an exclusive art gallery event. While we wait for next week's team challenge, Cardozo is busy preparing for a special multi-course dinner at Funky's Pizza in Sparwood to say thank you for all the overwhelming support she has received from the Elk Valley. “The Elk Valley is my hometown and it's where my heart has always been. I am so grateful for the overwhelming support that I have received.” Cardozo will be taking over the entire menu for one night. She has been working on a very personal menu for the last couple weeks that will bring together traditional food and modern technique. “I can't imagine anywhere better to introduce it than in the Elk Valley. Expect to see local ingredients. I have been working extremely hard on improving my skills, so I am excited to bring this menu to the Valley.” The date is to be announced with a limit of 60 seats. To follow Cardozo on her MasterChef Canada challenge, go to www.ctv.ca/ MasterChefCanada.

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Helping to Prevent Compulsive Internet Usage It is estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are struggling with some sort of compulsive internet use. With Facebook, Twitter, and online video games the speed, ease of access and immediate feedback technology provides can be in itself an extremely rewarding habit. To help us perhaps we can pay attention to some common signs: • Internet usage is interfering with your child’s sport, family dinner or school. • Your child appears exhausted and doesn’t go to bed when they normally would. • Poor focus on homework long enough to finish without logging on to the computer. • Losing interest in things that excite them, such as playing outside or with friends. • If your child becomes abnormally irritated when you try to cut down internet time. By limiting the time our children spend online we can help to keep usage under control. The American Academy of Paediatrics suggests a daily limit of two hours of screen time. It is important that as parents we lead by example and not spend hours on the computer when children are home or constantly be updating Facebook during family time. Some games are designed to never shut off such as reality based games as there is always someone online somewhere in the world ready to play. By recognising the signs of excessive compulsive internet usage and taking some simple steps as precautions we can ensure our children develop responsible internet usage and an overall healthy online experience.

Adapted from ‘Is Your Child Addicted to the Internet?’ By Abigail L. Cuffey. Sourced from www.womensday.com East Kootenay Addiction Services Society has sponsored this column. The intent of this column is to provide information and to encourage healthy choices. Free, confidential services are available to anyone dealing with their own or someone else’s substance addiction or misuse. For more information contact 250-423-4423, 1-800-644-6144 or visit www.ekass.com

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JOHN JOHNSON (JACK) CRABB: SEPTEMBER 6, 1925 – FEBRUARY 8, 2014 Jack passed away peacefully at home in Madeira Park, B.C. He is survived by his wife Helen, his children Jacqueline, Jeri (Harry), Jocelyn (Vas), Jake (Rita), John (Lynn), twelve grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter, Jennifer, and one granddaughter. Jack went to school in Calgary. After serving in the navy during the war, he attended University of British Columbia, graduating in 1951. Jack lectured at McMaster University for four years, and worked in Fernie for 24 years at Crowsnest Industries. After retirement Jack was involved in several gold mining ventures in western U.S.A. and South America. He will be remembered for his involvement in the creation of the Fernie Ski Hill, and the Pender Harbour Golf Course. Jack’s hobbies included carving in marble, wood, and bronze. His work decorates many buildings in Madeira Park as well as his garden, shop and home in Madeira Park. He was a ‘Jack of All Trades’ and Master of many; Professional Engineer, architect, musician, sculptor, outdoorsman and entrepreneur. He was an explorer, innovator and educator. He did not golf. A gathering will be held at his home in Madeira Park in July. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Pender Harbour & District Health Centre Society – 5066 Francis Peninsula Rd. RR#1 Madeira Park BC V0N2H1 would be appreciated.

MILES, STUART HARRY “CRUSHER” JANUARY 26 1955 – JANUARY 30 2014 Crusher left us in the early morning of January 30th. His sisters Pat and Carol, and brother Louis and sister-in-law Sharon were with him in Kelowna at his time of passing. He is survived by his sister Pat, her children: Erin Schulz, Elisha (Rob McCulloch), his sister Carol, her children: Denise (Kyle Hutchinson), Brandy (Chad Paron), Ronnie (Derek Askew), his brother Louis (Sharon) and their daughter Sheri. He is also survived by his great nieces and nephews, Emma, Isabella, Macey, Eileen, Owen, Declan and Hunter. Also surviving Crusher are his faithful dog Sophie as well as his children Victoria and Jordan. Crusher loved playing softball and fishing the Michel Creek. He leaves behind many great memories with his family and friends. Crusher will be missed immensely and forever in our hearts. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Crusher’s name to SPCA Box 2, Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 4H6

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POSITION: Casual On Call Lifeguard/Instructor Skate & Shoot Monday – Friday 12:00-1:00 pm January 6 - March 16 DATE OF POSTING: January 30, 2014 Public Skating Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm Early Bird Swim Mon, Wed & Fri 7:00 - 10:00 am Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm NATURE OF POSITION: Gentle Fit Mon, Wed & Fri 8:30 - 9:30 am (Most) Sundays 3 :00-4:45 pm Reporting to the Director of Community and Facility Services, Casual Aqua Fit Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00 - 11:00 am After School Rec Hockey Wednesday 3:30-5:00 pm on Call Lifeguards/Instructors perform a variety of general and specific Tues 8:00 - 9:00 pm Parent & Tot Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 pm duties related to the personal safety of people utilizing the District pool Lanes & Leisure Mon to Fri 11:00 - 12:00 pm Adult Rec Hockey (Most) Thursdays 9:30-11:00 pm and pool related facilities and equipment. Casual on Call Lifeguards/ Tues & Thurs 1:00 - 3:00 pm Instructors ensure the safety of pool users in accordance with established Lane Swim Mon to Fri 12:00 - 1:00 pm safety guidelines, provide lifesaving skills including first aid, resuscitation Sat 1:00 - 2:00 pm and other emergency revival techniques as required; train pool users of Sun 4:30 - 5:30 pm Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm various ages in proper water safety, swimming and lifesaving techniques, Mon to Sat 5:30 - 6:30 pm January 6 to March 10, 2014 maintain certification to various levels of established national swimming/ Family Swim Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 pm No Class February 10, 2014 lifesaving standards; and provide instruction and direction in aqua-fit and Public Swim Mon, Tues & Wed 6:30 - 8:00 pm Drop In or Active Living Pass other established programs. Workers in this classification also provide Mon & Wed 14 + Over 8:00 - 9:00 pm You can command power, strength and agility with this military inspired and/or ensure proper day to day maintenance and cleanliness of the pool Tues 14 + Over Hot Tub ONLY 8:00 - 9:00 pm circuit workout that will push you to your limits. As you maneuver your and surrounding areas such as deck, changing rooms, water chemical Thurs, Fri & Sat 6:30 - 9:00 pm way through each workout station, you will lunge, kick, crunch, box and filtration systems, etc., ensure safe and comfortable chemical balances - 5:30 pm to announce The Sat District of Sparwood2:00 is pleased and more, the for a full body workout! are maintained and may be required to supervise Melcer. “This allows our brand to resonate with our and/or most direct other Sun 2:00 - 4:30 pm Lifeguards and/or Instructors. launch and- identity. Master Swim Sun of its new brand 4:30 5:30 pm “We’re now important audience first QUALIFICATIONS: — our own community.” REQUIRED Kayaking Sun 5:30 - 6:30 pm Grade 12 Dogwood certification or equivalency Monday, ideally positioned to clearly and consistently share1:00 our- 2:00 pm *FREE* Public Swim Friday 4:00-5:30 pm Water Safety Instructor January 20 - March 10, 2014 The initial results National of the Lifeguard branding exercise include a new Services In or Active community’s story,” said Terry Melcer, TheDrop District of Living Pass Current First Aid and CPR – C/AED Connect coordination, flexibility, and balance in a comfortable logo, new taglines, a community website, professional • HOTChief TUB SPECIAL ONLY $2.25 AFTER Sparwood’s Administrative Officer. environment. This is great class for men and women looking Written applications, with an attached resume, for the position of Casual to increase 8:00 PM MONDAY - SATURDAY On Call Lifeguard will be received by the undersigned vitality on and off the mat. (Participant must be able toimages, get down to and posters, trade show materials, ads, and other until the vacant • AQUAFIT – POOL OPEN FOR positions are filled. up from the floor.) PARTICIPANTS ONLY. HOT TUB Unlike many community brands, Sparwood’s brand has informational collateral, as well as recommendations Pay Rate: Casual On Call Lifeguard/Instructor rate ason per CUPE Collective AVAILABLE Agreement. Benefits and conditions of employment are governed by the • FREE CHILD MINDING FOR CHILDREN not been developed primarily to increase tourism or how to implement the collective brand agreement as the community moves current with CUPE Local 2698. Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 3 AND OVER DURING MORNING APPLY TO: January 7 - March 13, 2014 AQUAFIT visitors. Rather, its brand attract destination development forward and begins to proactively share its story. Duane Lawrence Drop In or Active Living Pass • PUBLIC SWIM ON STATUTORY Director of Community and Facility Services Come out, bring a friend and experience the calming effect of a Yoga is to strengthen its1:00-4:00PM distinctive characteristics, demonstrate HOLIDAYS District of Sparwood, P.O. Box 669, Class. Experience an increased awareness of the benefits of unwinding • ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SWIM ON “We’re not intentSparwood, on strictly developing as a tourism B.C., Canada, V0B 2G0, a desire toSCHOOL continue to develop diversity, and body! DISTRICT #5 NON economic the (250) 425-0552 INSTRUCTIONAL FRIDAYS 1:00-3:00PM community,” saysPhone Melcer. “But we are intent on to continue to provide a solid foundation to increase Email: dlawrence@sparwood.ca

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Egan and her partner are choosy with their walk locations. “We don't want to run into humans,” said Egan. “But the rare time we do, people usually get it and the dogs are excited to say hello.” Egan started the business three years ago looking for a change from eight years of bartending. She put a few different ads on “Our Fernie” offering services such as knitting lessons and dog walking. To say her dog walking ad took off would be an understatement. Within two months Egan was working full time with her No-Whine K-9 dog walking business. Egan and Barrett then purchased Happy Hounds when her friend put it up for sale two years ago. Many of their clients’ owners work long shifts nursing or at the mines especially with driving time added on. By the time people get home from work it's dark with the short winter days. “Winter is our busiest time,” said Egan. “Our down time is in the summer.” Other clients' parents get HH to group walk their dog for the socializing. Any business owner will tell you business diversification is a must and HH is no exception. Operating seven days per week has been one of the reasons for HH's success, with many clients' humans working four on four off rotating shifts.

Although they are not a kennel, they do offer a variety of services like two hour group adventures, private walks on leash for the less social dog, puppy play and holiday relief. They walk blind and deaf clients too. Dogs are picked up and dropped off at their homes. HH have multi-punch cards for regulars and 50 per cent discounts for a second dog from the same household. And the rumour is true, Barrett does take his fiddle out on the adventure walks in the summer. “When people see me out with my fiddle and the dogs, they think I'm some kind of pied piper but I don't think the dogs notice much,” said Barrett. They are having too much fun exploring. If you are interested in having a dog-walking service, Egan and Barrett offer a no-obligation "Meet and Greet" to get to know you and your dog and find out what you need. Happy Hounds is a member of Pet Sitters International and fully bonded and insured. As they head into their fourth year of dog walking and pet sitting, they’re still off and running with their four legged friends seven days a week. Like they say at HH, a tired dog is a happy dog. To contact HH, call (250) 423-6695 or check out their website at www.happyhounds.ca.

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February 28, March 1 & 2 In-School Spirit Day!

Dress up as the Griz at school onThursday February 27th

Junior Griz Competition!

The Junior Griz competition will be held at the Holy Family Centre on Sunday, March 2nd after the Family Dance (3:00 - 4:30 pm at the Holy Family Centre).

Excellent prizes to be won! Email Karen Tse at juniorgrizcompetition@gmail.com for participation details. Spots are limited, so sign up early! Please contact the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for more details on The Junior Griz competition and In-School Spirit Day 250-423-6868 & visit www.facebook.com/GrizDays for more information on other Griz Days events.

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