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Car sales are coming back to the Crowsnest Pass. Last week, the Municipal Planning Commission approved automotive sales on a leased lot at the west end of Coleman for a two-year period. Westcastle Automotive Group applied for a development permit that would allow them to use the lot, located across from the Volker Stevin yard on Highway 3, to sell new and used vehicles. Access to the lot is from 61st Street. Development Officer Ken Bourdeau explained that last fall the lot had been approved for a car wash and a residence but the owner has since decided to lease the property.

An existing portable building is to be used for a sales office and the lot is not allowed to exceed more than 60 vehicles, said Bourdeau. Westcastle said they would normally have in the neighbourhood of 45 to 50 vehicles, he added. According to the land use bylaw, an area of this size – about 30,220 square feet – would require 57 parking stalls but Bourdeau recommended this be reduced to 15 parking stalls for customers and employees. A portable sign advertising the business was also approved provided it was at least 20 feet from the intersection. Managing Partner for Westcastle Automotive Group Keith Foster said they’ve set up the lease on a six-month trial basis with an option for another

18 months. A GM dealership, owned by Westcastle Motors, operated in Blairmore for about ten years. It closed in October 2009 and employees were transferred to Pincher Creek. The planning commission approved the development permit and the portable sign permit for a period of two years for up to 60 new and used vehicles. Foster told the Crowsnest Pass Free Press the lot will sell a variety of Ford and General Motors new and used cars and trucks. They hope to open in mid-March with sales staff on site during regular business hours Monday to Friday to start, he added. “We’re excited and hope it all works out and we can stay [in Crowsnest Pass],” said Foster.

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Seasonal Employment Opportunity Creative and organized individuals are needed to work as Historical Interpreters for the summer 2014 season at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site. Post-secondary education and experience in public programming are required. The candidate must have a valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license. Rate of pay is 18.00/hour. Staff will work 36.25 hours per week, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Please submit a resume and cover letter by March 2, 2014. Fax: (403)562-8635 Email: Mail: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre P.O. Box 959, Blairmore Crowsnest Pass, AB T0K 0E0

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This year’s AGM will be honouring Evan Gushul and celebrating the photographic legacy of the Gushul family. Please join us in celebrating the Gushul legacy, and receive an update on what’s happening at the Crowsnest Museum and its new programmes.

Bids submitted for flood recovery work By Joni MacFarlane Editor

* G.W. Cox Construction Ltd. $669,879 * Chinook Pipelines $597,920 Tender No. 2 was also for two separate sites within the municipality at Knoll’s Flats Access Road and the Willow

project: * Arboricultural Services Inc. $105,113 * Grumpy’s Landscaping Ltd. $29,575 Bids were opened last week for work * DeGraaf Excavating Ltd. $127,989 on municipal land caused by damage Tender No. 3 was for six separate from June’s flooding sites, Blairmore Creek incident. at Blairmore Hospital, There were wide variupstream of 15th Avances in the submitted enue on Lyons Creek, bids causing the hand16th Ave. to 19th Ave. ful of company repon Lyons Creek, 19th resentatives in attenAve. to 20th Ave. on dance to question the Lyons Creek, 20th Ave. numbers as Jeff Drain to Crowsnest River of Stantec Engineering and 19th Ave. Bridge read out the bids. crossing on Lyons Four projects reCreek. ceived submitted ten* DeGraaf Excavating ders at the municipal Ltd. $1,533,708 office on Feb. 27. * Chinook Pipelines A fifth project, $844,631 for work on 10 sites Tender No. 4 is for at Hillcrest’s Byron the North portion of Creek and upstream East Hillcrest Drive of 4th Ave. on Drum and the Hillcrest ResCreek through to the ervoir Access Road Crowsnest River, was for brush and tree reDamage to municipal land caused by last spring’s flooding should get extended to March 6. moval, ditch grading underway after submitted bids have been reviewed and contracts Tender No. 1 was for and topsoil placement. awarded.. two separate sites withCompletion date is Photo by Joni MacFarlane in the municipality beSept. 30. tween Island Lake and * DeGraaf Excavating Crowsnest Lake. The Ltd. $224,345 work includes brush and tree removal, Drive culvert crossing on Start Creek. * Arboricultural Services Inc. $128,047 excavation, road grading and shaping, The work includes ditch grading and * Grumpy’s Landscaping Ltd. $56,693 crushed base and new topsoil. shaping, pit run, excavation, asphalt Chief Administrative Officer Sheldon The instream work is to be complete removal and disposal and new asphalt Steinke told the Crowsnest Pass Free by May 1 and the entire project by Oct. installation. Press Stantec will review the proposals 30. The project is to be finished by Sept. and make recommendations to council. There were three bids on this project: 30. The projects are funded by federal and * DeGraaf Excavating Ltd. $614,617 Again, there were tree bids on this provincial grants.

CORRECTION In the Jan. 23 issue of the CNP Free Press, we ran a story (Building inspector provides service to the Pass) that incorrectly said there was a backlog of permits. Parks Enterprises Ltd. has provided the municipality of Crowsnest Pass with good service and continues to have an ongoing relationship with the municipality. We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.


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MJ Myden A group of Grade 4, 5 and 6 students pose in front of Isabelle Sellon School’s Personal Power Wall on Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 26. Crowsnest Pass students joined students across Canada to raise awareness about bullying at home, school and in the workplace. Photo submitted

Municipal council updates Press Release Your Municipal Council would like to provide an update to the taxpayers of the Crowsnest Pass on the numerous challenges that we have encountered since being elected four months ago. Between Oct. 21, 2013 through to the end of April 2014, our entire team of senior management (including CAO and all of the department heads) will be replaced. This has created numerous difficulties and challenges, but thanks to the tremendous efforts of all of our employees, we will move forward, it will just take longer than normal for some tasks to be completed, such as the budget. Your present council has re-

ceived a lot of criticism over a couple of issues including the entrance signs and the Crowsnest Centre site. During our short tenure on council we have inherited contractual agreements made by the previous administration that committed the community to these projects financially. Contractors were also permitted significant time delays and there will be an additional cost accrued of $55,000 that we have no option other than to pay. You will have noticed that council has conducted a lot of business “In Camera”. This is a legal requirement in the Municipal Government Act of Alberta for issues that fall under the categories of “Land, Legal or Labour”. Unfortunately, there were

COMMUNITY CALENDAR MARCH 8 – Wintervention 2014 outdoor events postponed will take place on Saturday. Join us for Sole Survivor Foot Race at 10 a.m., Frying Pan Toss at 11 a.m., Human Dog Sled Races at 1 p.m., and Snowshoe/ski event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Allison-Chinook Cross-country Trails. MARCH 10 - Métis Nation monthly meeting to take place at the Provincial Building in Pincher Creek at 7 p.m. Please use east side entrance. MARCH 10 to 14 - CNP Music Festival is looking for new volunteers to add to the existing volunteer pool. Jobs available: secretaries at sessions, sitting at admission desk at sessions, etc. Sessions run in the morning, afternoon and evening at various locations throughout the Pass.



numerous issues left to this council that fall under these three categories that have required a lot of time, effort and energy on the part of both administration and council. Land: Crowsnest Mountain Resort Crowsnest Centre Site River Run Sentinel property Legal: Chinook Pipeline Blairmore Smoke Eaters Labour: CUPE 812-15-20 outstanding grievances We are presently waiting for our 2013 financial year end to be completed and will be starting the budget process on Feb. 27. We are anticipating that the budget may create some additional chal-

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Opinion Was it worth it?

Schools across the country will lower their flags next week on the same day the Maple Leaf flag is taken down in Afghanistan. As a small group of remaining soldiers haul down the flag at their base in Kabul and walk onto a transport aircraft for the long flight home, I can’t help but wonder if it was all worth it. Thirteen years after the West went into Afghanistan to take out the al-Quaeda and Taliban and then build up the country so they couldn’t return, there is a war-weariness to the end of Canada’s largest military deployment since the Second World War. On the human side, 162 Canadians died in Afghanistan and over 2,000 were wounded, including non-battle injuries such as traffic accidents, accidental discharge of a weapon and other injuries unrelated to combat. These figures don’t include the thousands of Canadian soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress and other psychological damage which could be over 13 per cent of the 40,000 who served there, according to a recent Defence department study. The UN reports as many as 45,000 people have died, including 16,000 civilians. These numbers don’t account for the countless explosive devices that will lurk in the earth for decades to come, or bomb blasts (the most recent in a Kabul restaurant in February), or those who suffer mental health issues and the burgeoning number of suicides by armed forces personnel. Our government won’t release financial estimates but the Parliamentary Office said in 2008 the conflict would be between $14 and $18 billion. Recent estimates put that figure closer to $30 billion. Then there’s Afghanistan itself. Some believe alQaeda has relocated to Pakistan, the Middle East and North Africa but will the newly trained security forces be able to secure the country against alQaeda encroachment? Without a military presence from U.S. troops will the Taliban and it’s power brokers not regain increasing influence? Claims about the West’s legacy of infrastructure and improvements to the lives of women, also seem overinflated. Between March and September 2013, Afghanistan’s human-rights commission reported a 25 per cent increase in violence against women. According to the CIA, life expectancy fell from 46.2 years in 2001 to age 45 in 2011. Schools were not always being built. Sometimes they were being bombed. To be sure, it’s as complex and nuanced as anything could be, but from accounts of those on the ground, questions around what this war meant or whether it was worth it, the answers seem to take a decidedly negative perspective. JLM The Crowsnest Pass Free Press welcomes letters to the editor that are of interest to our community. Whatever the subject, there are a few basic guidelines to follow before Crowsnest Pass Free Press will publish your comment. • Letters must be received by 4 p.m. Thursday for the following week’s paper. • One letter per person per month. • Letters should be typed or neatly written and present the issues as clearly as possible in 350 words or less. • All letters must contain the name, address and signature of the writer, and a phone number where they may be reached during business hours. • Anonymous letters will not be published and pen names may not be used, except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the editor. • The editor reserves the right to edit for length, clarity or reject letters over matters of libel, legality, taste or style. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy or belief of this newspaper.

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Letters Thank you to CNP Hospital and staff

Dear Editor, My wife and I recently gave birth at the Crowsnest Pass hospital to our first child – a beautiful baby girl we named Danika Baylee, weighing 10lb 4oz and 23.5 inches long. Unfortunately, despite a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery, Danika was born without a heartbeat or respirations. The CNP doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff worked as an amazingly efficient team to resuscitate Danika. Prior to the arrival of the STARS helicopter from Calgary, which was carrying the specialized neonatal intensive care team, Danika was given a miraculous fighting chance for survival assisted by a respiratory ventilator and medications to keep her heart beating. Once Danika was stabilized enough for

transport, she was attached to numerous monitors and placed in the care of two paramedics and two neonatal intensive care specialists to be transferred to the Foothills hospital NICU. Before Danika made her journey to Calgary, we had to face the reality that there was a very real chance that she may not make it there. However, this was a risk we needed to take in order to not only continue the treatment she required if she were to survive but, also to obtain answers as to her prognosis for survival. Babies are resilient creatures but, they too require oxygen in order to live. The harsh reality, as it turns out, is that our baby girl displayed minimal cognitive brain activity on the EEG that was performed upon her arrival to the NICU. This meant that she would not be able to breath on her own and her heart would likely never beat once disconnected from medications. As her parents, my wife and I were asked if we wished to continue treat-

ment. Making the hardest decision of our lives, we elected to discontinue the intravenous medications and allow Danika’s heart to decide her fate. The ventilator remained attached and we held our baby girl, hoping that her little heart was strong enough to beat on its own, without the stimulus of drugs. As a first time parent, you are never prepared with the tools to say goodbye to your newborn. You are never informed of the pain that you will go through if things don’t work out the way you envision them to. As a parent, you are never ready to hear the rumors that will inevitably follow the sudden loss of your child. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at the CNP hospital for everything that they did for us. Without the efforts made by these dedicated people, we would have never had the opportunity to hold our child while she had a pulse. Cont. next page...




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From page 4... Initially, there was a doctor and two nurses in the maternity room with us. Within moments of Danika’s arrival, that number doubled then tripled and even quadrupled. Without a word of a lie, we had an entire roster of nurses, doctors, paramedics, lab technicians, xray technicians, unit clerks and a full OR team working their magic on my wife and our little girl. We want to thank all the doctors who came to help; the nurses who had been at home asleep and jumped to their feet without hesitation; the paramedics who came to the maternity room; the paramedics who were called in to look after

the full emergency room; the absolutely amazing staff who worked together as a team in a time when many would freeze up and break down. It is because of each and every one of your efforts that Danika had beautiful rosy cheeks and soft pink lips for the 17 hours and 38 minutes that we had with her. People often talk down about rural hospitals and to those people we would like to take this opportunity to say “shame on you”. The care that we received at the Crowsnest Pass hospital was the best care that we could possibly have asked for. Even with being transferred to the Foothills NICU, with all the


specialized equipment that they have, all that could have been done for her was done while in the care of the angels in the CNP. The treatment that was initiated in the Pass was continued without question in the NICU, and that is saying something. We would not hesitate to deliver again with the highly capable faculty at the Crowsnest Pass hospital. Those wishing to donate are asked to do so in Danika Baylee Phelp’s name to: Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation, Box 455 Blairmore, AB, T0K 0E0 All donations receive a valuable tax receipt Tim and Amber Phelps


Electronic signs debated By Joni MacFarlane Editor

An application for an illuminated wall sign sparked a discussion among the municipal planning commission over whether their use should be revisited by council. The Blairmore Lions Club applied for a development permit for an LED wall sign about four feet by six feet to be installed on their building on Main Street, Blairmore. They proposed three locations for the sign – on the front facing the parking lot, on the street side facing traffic, or on a power pole on the street side of the building. Bob Innes, Secretary of the Blairmore Lions, said the sign is computer generated and can be adjusted to any conditions.

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“It’s a question of what you want us to conform to,” said Innes. “Basically, the sign is for our purposes to advertise our hall, our activities that we’re involved in and possibly, not-forprofit organizations to put their message on there as well. We have no intention of doing anything commercial with it at all.” It was pointed out that the current land use bylaw doesn’t permit active electronic signs except changeable copy signs approved by Alberta Transportation for use on highways. Chairperson Susan Wagner explained that the sign installed by Livingstone Range School Division at Crowsnest Consolidated High School was rejected by the Municipal Planning Commission and later approved by the Appeal Board on the condition

community. Being a Mentor is different than being a buddy, a counsellor, or a boss. A Mentor volunteers her time helping the Mom reach her goals and build her confidence in her own abilities. The MMP believes that with support, education, motivation, and being linked to needed resources, Moms will

that messages on the sign remain for at least 15 minutes. The sign was also installed before the current land use bylaw was put into place. Oldman River Regional Services Commission representative Mike Burla pointed out that when the new land use bylaw was developed, “council of the day took the tack here that they did not want any digital signs to detract from the visual aesthetics of the community”. He said a bylaw amendment could be requested but only council can make that decision. It was agreed the commission had no jurisdiction to approve the sign and must abide by the land use bylaw. The issue was tabled so the Blairmore Lions could bring the matter before council.

who are pregnant or have children aged 12 or younger. Mentors have had at least one child, have gone through a vetting and training process, and have CNP Parent Link Centre a healthy lifestyle. Friends of Submitted MMP are women, men, and youth in the community who The Crowsnest Pass Parent volunteer their time, or offer Link Centre has been offering free goods and services to assist the Mentoring Moms Program Moms. (MMP) for over three years, The Crowsbenefiting 17 nest Pass ParMoms and their ent Link Cenfamilies, and intre is grateful volving 14 volunfor the genteer Mentors, as erous donawell as numerous tions from volunteer Friends CNP Family of MMP from the and CommuCrowsnest Pass nity Support and surrounding Services, Teck area. Coal, Child The MMP is and Family about women beServices, and ing in relationGreen Shield ships that help C a n a d a . support and Without their guide them with help, the Pargoals they set ent Link Cenand finding retre would not sources to meet be able to contheir needs. It is Karen Paton (left), artist and mentor, leads a Moms and tinue providabout engaging Mentors Art Workshop on Feb. 11 as part of the Mentoring ing this valuin community reMoms Program run by Crowsnest Pass Parent Link Centre. able program. lationships, such Photo by Karen Manzer For more as going to prei n fo r m at i o n school programs contact Karand parent workshops, to group events planned succeed in being healthy, posi- en Manzer at 403.563.0540 or e-mail mentoringmoms@ for the Moms and Mentors, as tive women and mothers. The MMP is free to all Moms well as those for families in the

MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT PERMIT LAND USE BYLAW No. 868-2013 The Development Authority of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass recently approved the following development application(s): 1. DP2014-007; Plan 820L, Block 11, Lot 1-5; 7655 17 Avenue, Coleman, AB. Permitted & Discretionary Use: Five room hotel and restaurant. (subject to conditions). Note: For DP2014-007, the rear yard setback variance is the only portion of this permit that is appealable. 2. DP2014-018; SW-16-7-3-5; 1640 Adanac Road, Hillcrest, AB. Discretionary Use: Detached Garage (subject to conditions). 3. DP2014-021; Plan 8211267, Block 8, Lot 21; 6102 20 Avenue, Coleman. Automotive Sales Use with maximum storage capacity of 60 vehicles for sale; and a waiver of the required customer/ employee parking from 57 to 15 stalls. (subject to conditions). Any persons claiming to be adversely affected by the above developments may file an appeal in writing by March 19, 2014, to the MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS, SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD, BOX 600, CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA T0K 0E0. A fee of $200.00 must be included with the appeal. Ken Bourdeau Development Officer 403-562-8833


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Severe temperatures led to the postponement of several outdoor events scheduled as part of Wintervention 2014 and will be held on Saturday, March 8. There was no shortage of fun at the indoor events however, with many people taking the opportunity to channel their inner ganster. Left: Cory and Kim Schultz and Loreena and Domenic Russamanno won the best dressed couples award at the dance on Saturday, March 1. Middle: Pat Rypien, Sheila and Tim Juhlin, and Fred Bradley presented a handsome group of 1920’s upper society at the Crowsnest Museum Probition Exhibition on Friday, Feb. 28. Right: Dancers enjoyed the great playlist at the Wintervention Dance at the Elks Hall. Photos by Joni MacFarlane

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Shayla signs “The Ferryman” while residents of York Creek Lodge look on. The performance was part of the classical voice and piano rehearsal concert on February 28 in preparation for the Crowsnest Pass Winter Festival taking place March 10 through 14. Photo by J. MacFarlane

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The prickly issue of security deposits for development was debated during the Municipal Planning Commission on Feb. 26. The debate was generated by a request for a $5,000 security deposit from Country Encounters for a five-room hotel and 50-seat restaurant in Coleman. During discussion on the development, it was noted there were no specific amounts outlined for various types of buildings. Ken Bourdeau, development officer for the municipality, said his predecessor had done significant research on the subject but that it hadn’t been presented to the planning commission or council. The first amount he remembered, Bourdeau said, was $3,000 for a detached garage without a house and this amount was used as a basis for subsequent decisions. Planning Commission member Dale Paton said this fee was typically used to hold the property owner to a commitment to build a house within the next few years. It was noted that often a property owner doesn’t have the cash flow to build a house first, but wants to build a garage as a “base” to continue. The land use bylaw states that the primary building must be built first, said Chairperson Susan Wagner. Oldman River Regional Services Commission representative Mike Burla said some people buy recreational property but don’t build for many years until they retire. “How do you make use and enjoyment of the property yet be reflective of the guys that went and bought the property and then built their house within the period of time here and are making use of it,” he said. “It’s a fine line we’re dealing with here.” Realtor Lowry Toombs weighed in and said there was another demographic who want to buy recreational property and never build a house. “We do have a conflicting situation there… We do have that other dilemma. We have recreational people wanting to put storage sheds or garages simply to store their ATVs and snowmobile machines, so if we did address that bylaw change, it would have a huge impact.” However, said Toombs, in the case of a new subdivision, requiring landscaping could be written into the development agreement. Oth-

erwise it can impact the value of neighbouring properties. Planning Commission member Terry Hrudy also pointed out that building is in the municipality’s best interests because land is zoned for specific purposes, such as grouped country residential, and without building, the municipality is not collecting the necessary taxes. Bourdeau said in many municipalities the deposit amounts are in a policy or bylaw. Burla said council is the authority to take security to ensure conditions of development agreements are being met as outlined in the Municipal Government Act. He suggested security deposits be stipulated on development agreements and council set the amounts through a policy with guidance from the Municipal Planning Commission.



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The Crowsnest Pass Music Festival will be taking place from Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14, with the Grand Concert being held on Sunday, March 16 at Crowsnest Consolidated Highschool at 2 p.m. The organizing committee has been hard at work booking adjudicators, working with local teachers and liaising with schools to get the word out that the Crowsnest Pass Music Festival is growing bigger and better than ever. “The festival committee is thrilled to have so many students involved this

Adjudicator for bowed strings classes Calgary native, Christine Bootland began her studies at the Mount Royal College Academy of Music with John Kadz and completed a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the University of British Columbia under the direction of Eric Wilson. She later participated in the Masters Program at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Shauna Rolston. She has studied with renowned artists Aldo Parisot, Janos Starker, Zara Nelsova, and Lawrence Lesser at the Banff School of Fine Arts and has performed with well known classical musicians David Shifrin, Andrew Dawes, Kai Gleusteen and country artist Lyle Lovett. Christine is an active extra performer with both Lethbridge and Red Deer Symphonies, as well as

Adjudicator for piano classes Derek Zhi Guang Chiu, pianist (b. July 24, 1977) Canadian pianist Derek Zhi Guang Chiu began formal music training with Brian Cross in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Chiu continued his studies with Dr. E. Gregory Butler and Joel Hastings at the University of Windsor, where he graduated with Bachelor of Music Therapy. He attended the Manhattan School of Music, graduating with a Master of Music degree in May 2003 under the guidance of Solomon Mikowsky (featured in Benjamin Saver’s book The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the USA) and Donn-Alexander Feder. Mr. Chiu has also worked with notable chamber musician Daniel Epstein of the Raphael Trio and has performed in master classes with Janina Fialkowska, Robin Harrison, James

year,” says Committee Chair Bev Merkley, adding that volunteer support for the event has been strong. The festival received approximately 175 entries, along with 22 school entries. A new class for fretted strings has been added to this year’s festival and 16 students will be participating. Piano has 75 entries; bowed strings 17; vocals 29 and musical theater 17. The local symphony and community choir will also be participating Growing a strong, community based festival has been important to the organizing committee. “Participating in a music festival is exciting for everyone involved,” says

Merkley. “Teachers help their students prepare their selections for months, students improve their skills, and parents make it all possible. Whether they perform on their own, in a small ensemble, or in a large school or community group, festival participants experience the thrill of presenting their work to an appreciative audience and a highly qualified and supportive adjudicator.” The Crowsnest Pass Music Festival is one of the longest running festivals in the Province of Alberta. The first festival took place in 1926. For more information on this year’s festival, please go to

the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She has toured Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as a member of the Armadillo String Quartet of Canada and enjoys doing educational outreach performance programs within the community. Her philosophy is to help create future generations of music lovers of all styles whether they be professionals, amateurs or concert goers. Christine has been on the faculty at Medicine Hat College Conservatory since 2001. Her duties include her primary function as cello instructor, but also includes; Academy Instructor, ensemble coach and conductor/ program coordinator for both the Community and Junior Orchestras and Bring Back the Music program in the public schools. In 2010, she was invited to be a cello instructor at the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music and is currently the strings department co-ordinator. Howsmon, Lorrin Hollander, Ramzi Yassa, Cecilio Tieles and Jesus Angel Rodriquez. Notable recitals have taken place in New York City, Toronto, Calgary, Windsor, and Connecticut. He has performed with the Windsor Community Orchestra on three occasions, the Rockland Symphony Orchestra and most recently with the Briercrest College Orchestra. In the summer of 2002, Mr. Chiu was invited to perform at Solomon Mikowsky’s International Piano Festivals with performances in Tenerife (Canary Islands), Vila Seca (Spain), and Paris (France). He continues to perform actively throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Chiu has presented lectures on topics such as the Piano Sonatas and Piano Concertos of W.A. Mozart. Performances of Mr. Chiu have been heard on Fairchild Radio in Canada.

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Heather Bedford-Clooney has a B. Mus.Ed, ARCT ( voice), ATCL, and a Licentiate in Speech and Drama. She has done graduate work at the University of Alberta, Dartmouth College, and the Westminister Choir School. She taught high school music, drama and English for 35 years. Mrs. Bedford-Clooney has maintained a voice studio in Edmonton for thirty-six years. She has had students compete at the local, provincial and national level of the festival

movement. She has adjudicated both local and provincial music festivals in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Sask. She is the Artistic Director of the Edmonton Columbian Choirs, and conducts Chanteuses. This choir has been finalists twice in the CBC Amateur Choir Competition. As well, she conducts the Festival Singers of Sherwood Park. Heather Bedford-Clooney has directed and been Musical Director for productions of Oliver!, The Fantastiks, West Side Story, The Music Man, Grease, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Cabaret. She has adjudicated Musical Theatre, Voice, Choirs and Speech throughout Canada. Heather Bedford Clooney is the past president of the As-

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 Crowsnest Pass Free Press

Crowsnest Pass Eat & Drink


A deliciously satisfying meal to serve to those you love. • • • •

Here to make you happy 1130 Table Mountain Street, Pincher Creek, AB • 403-627-2787

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5 ml (1 tsp) extra light olive oil with a dash of sesame oil 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed, peeled and chopped 675 g (1-1/2 pounds) bottom round beef, fat trimmed, cut into 5 cm (2 inch) pieces 150 ml (6 oz) no-salt tomato paste 750 ml (3 cups) fat free beef stock 2 green peppers, seeded and cubed 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1,3 cm (1/2 inch) cubes 30 ml (2 tbsp) Hungarian paprika 3 ml (1/2 tsp) freshly ground black pepper 5 ml (1 tsp) caraway seeds 7 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

Directions: Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan and fry the onion and garlic until translucent. Do not brown. Turn out into a bowl and set aside. Drop the cubed meat into the hot pan, making sure all the pieces have a chance to touch the hot surface. Stir in the tomato paste. You’ll see the sugar in the paste start to caramelize and turn brown. Stir the onions and garlic back into the pan. Pour in the beef stock, cover and simmer 90 minutes. Add the potatoes, green peppers, half of the paprika, the black pepper and the caraway seeds. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Before you serve, stir in the tomato pieces until just heated through. Sprinkle with the remaining paprika. Stir and serve.

Popiel’s R E S TAU R A N T

Visit our Facebook page The Best Western Fusion Restaurant in the Pass.

8329 20th Ave Coleman, AB 403 563 5555

Now off e gluten frring pizzas a ee n baking! d

Recipe and photo : Graham Kerr’s Smart Cooking, Doubleday.

12817 21st Ave. Blairmore

Open 7 days a week Orders & info: 403-753-2222

Call Jennifer to reserve your spot on our Eat and Drink Page (403)563-4231

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Special Features - March 6 CFP  


Special Features - March 6 CFP