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Residents and municipal crews are keeping a close watch on water levels in the Crowsnest Pass as warmer temperatures mean the start of spring melt. Last year, a combination of heavy rain and melting snowpack caused several creeks to spill their banks. Lyons Creek was one of the hardest hit, flooding east Blairmore and causing significant damage to properties in its path. Early on Wednesday, April 9, the municipality was alerted to high water on Lyons Creek in Blairmore. Due to melting snow and overnight precipitation, water

levels had risen significantly. The situation was compounded by an ice jam at the 20th Avenue Bridge. Municipal crews blocked off 20th Avenue at Lyons Creek to allow for pumps to be positioned to remove water from the creek. By mid-afternoon, there were two pumps at work to pump out the water joined later by a steam truck from Pincher Creek to steam out the ice blockage. Municipal crews worked in shifts overnight to keep the pumps operating and by 8:30 a.m., the water level had declined about 18 inches. The municipality held onto one of the pumps and continued to monitor the situation over the weekend.

In anticipation for the potential of future high water events this spring, the municipality will be removing a large tree that has fallen into the river and will be working at breaking up a large chunk of ice where Lyons Creek feeds into the Crowsnest River. The log jam in the backcountry on Lyons Creek was recently removed by a company contracted for that purpose. Chief Administrative Officer Sheldon Steinke also said he and several other municipal staff attended a workshop in Fort Macleod to prepare for flooding incidents. A committee will be started to deal with emergency planning, conduct tabletop exercises, review emergency plan documents and assign tasks to various staff.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 - 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. ELKS HALL - 2025 129 STREET The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is pleased to announce the launch of its second Heritage Inventory Project. Phase I focussed on Coleman, and the area west to the provincial border. Phase II will focus on both commercial and residential properties in Frank and Blairmore to continue learning about, and documenting, the municipality’s history. As the initial step in this 2014 project, the Crowsnest Pass Heritage Advisory Board, and heritage consultants from Community Design Strategies Inc., has identified a preliminary list of 65 sites that may qualify for final listing on the Phase II Heritage Inventory, and… this is where you come in!! The public is invited to attend this Open House to learn about the Phase II project, view photos of the properties, and help us with our research by sharing any memories or information you may have relative to the heritage or historic significance of these properties i.e. former owners, original owners, significant events, etc. In the process, we hope you’ll enjoy the opportunity to learn more about heritage conservation in general, and we’ll all learn more about Blairmore and Frank! There will be no formal presentation or program – the format will be on a come and go basis, with plenty of time to browse the materials and engage in some good exchange of information. Staff from the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, Community Design Strategies Inc., and Alberta Culture will be present to answer any questions regarding this Heritage Inventory Project, the heritage designation process, and funding opportunities for designated sites. For further details about this Open House, please contact either Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Development Officer Ken Bourdeau (403) 563-2218 or Merinda Conley of Community Design Strategies Inc. at (403) 277-1117 . We look forward to seeing you there!

Michels Canada Co. from Nisku is working to protect a section of pipeline in Frank owned by TransCanada Pipeline that was uncovered during last spring’s flood. Strad Energy Services has been subcontracted to move material to cover up the pipeline and used “rig mats” to protect the ground from heavy equipment. The work is expected to take about two weeks. Photo submitted

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The third open house will present the final product to the public after it is formally presented to council. Posters of commercial and residenRecently the Crowsnest Pass Heritial places of interest will be set out tage Advisory Board met once again at the open house for the public to with consultants Community Design review and place their votes for. The Strategies to map out Phase Two of process is known as a dotmocracy, as a three-phase process to do detailed coloured dots are placed by voters on surveys of a select number of heritage the buildings that they favour. structures within The heritage board the Municipality will then consider of the Crowsnest the 65 sites presented Pass. and pare it down to The first phase 45 and ultimately 35 included Coleman through a compreand the area west hensive process of asto the provincial sessment and evaluaborder and its final tion. The preliminary report was submitcontext papers for ted to council last Blairmore and Frank September. will also be available Phase Two will for review. Context focus on Blairmore papers are in depth and Frank and the research and describe board has already the people, events and spent a great deal themes that are sigof time touring, nificant to the comphotographing and munity throughout its meeting to winnow history. down a specific A formal letter of POIL (Places of invitation has been Interest List) for sent out to building consultants Merowners on the places inda Conley and of interest list so that Robert Earley to they may learn about research. the project and benThe purpose is to efits designation can identify properties bring. Please feel welwith historic/hericome to attend the tage value, and poopen house, bring Lynette Jessop voting for a favourite building at the April 2013 Coleman tential for formal your photo albums, dotmocracy exercise and open house. municipal designascrapbooks, or any Photo submitted tion as a Historic other memorabilia Place. that are part of the Merinda and stories you may want Robert are respected professionals Crowsnest Pass Heritage Advisory to tell. who bring a broad range of knowl- Board is hosting an open house at the The format will be on a come-andedge and experience in heritage plan- Blairmore Elks Hall on April 23 from go basis, with no formal presentation ning and building research compli- 4 p.m. To 8 p.m. or programme scheduled. Represenmented by practical field experience It will be the first of three open tatives from the Heritage Advisory in extensive Heritage Surveys. houses and is designed to provide Board, Municipal staff, CDS consulA Heritage Inventory is a record an opportunity for residents to learn tants, and Alberta Culture will be on of significant historic sites in a com- more about heritage, as well as to hand to answer your questions. munity. This project will assist in the share their stories and memories We hope residents will find time in preservation and protection of such about the subject sites, and/or history their calendars to drop by, and help us historic resources, increase public of the Crowsnest Pass in general. all learn more about the history of the interest in local history and conserThe second open house will present Crowsnest Pass. vation, and encourage future desig- the revised list of buildings and allow Further details about this Open nation of local heritage resources. It participants to review the Statements House will be advertised in the papers. should be noted that being listed on of Significance and the revised conOr please contact either Municipalthis Heritage Inventory is entirely text paper. ity of Crowsnest Pass Development voluntary and will add no additional Statements of Significance contain Officer Ken Bourdeau at (403) 562planning or legal restrictions to the background information for each 8833 or email him at development@ property. building along with a description of or contact MerOnce Phase II and Phase III ( Bel- the site, its heritage values and the inda Conley of Community Design levue and Hillcrest) are complete the identification of the character-defin- Strategies Inc. At (403) 277-1117 cds. board hopes that the Municipality ing elements it has.


will move forward by creating a Regional Heritage Management Plan, rejoin the Alberta Main Street Program, continue efforts to develop a regional heritage and cultural tourism program and tap further into the Municipal Affairs Regional Collaboration Program. To launch the Phase II Heritage Inventory Project, the Municipality of

The Bear Goes South

Recent events concerning the Russian occupation of Crimea and further threats upon the eastern Ukraine regions are alarming to many of us who observe from the Western world. People wonder how much more occupation of lands may occur and what will be the end of this crisis. We understand that prophecies written within Holy Scripture tell us of northern powers, with various allies descending upon the Middle East regions in some future times. This is to be “in the latter days,”“after many years” when Israel “dwells securely”“regathered in its own land” (Ez. 3839). We are told of Gog of the land of Magog (northern nations including Russia), Cush (Sudan regions), Persia (Iran), and Put (Libya), Beth Togarmah (nations of Asia minor) etc. Various passes as Ezekiel 38-39, Zechariah 12-13, Joel 3, Matt. 24, Luke 21, Rev. 16, etc. speak of events concerning “the end of the age.” China (as per the symbolism of Rev. 16:12 “the kings of the East”) is capable today of fielding a large army. Some would interpret such passages in a general sense, as speaking of the cosmic battle between good and evil in human history. Just as evil forces are about to triumph, Divine intervention occurs and the forces of good prevail. We see however, that today, looking at politics and concerning geographic boundaries of present day nations, we see the stage set for possibly a more literal fulfillment of such prophecy. Such fulfillment was not possible in past centuries and only today after the re-establishment of Israel (1948) and the recapture of Jerusalem by the Jewish people (1967) could such things be fulfilled. The Russian bear is moving south and we are not sure at this time how far will be his advance. Therefore we watch. We are reminded of the words of Jesus Christ concerning the end of all things “watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36). Advertorial

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Volunteerism alive & well in Crowsnest Pass

Last week Crowsnest Pass celebrated the foundations on which this community was built – its volunteers. About 250 people attended the 2014 Volunteer Recognition Dinner to honour and celebrate the many volunteers who give of their time, energy and expertise to the community. An amazing number of outstanding individuals and organizations make the Crowsnest Pass what it is. From sporting organizations to charity clubs to non-profit events, these people bring an array of activities that allow all of us, young and old, to enjoy a richer, fuller life. Volunteerism is the lifeblood of any caring community and the people that make it possible take many forms. Volunteers can be individual men and women who visit seniors’ homes and counsel teenagers. They can mentor children in schools and host historical celebrations. They sit on boards and committees and they make possible music, art, and other cultural festivals. Crowsnest Pass has always had a long history of volunteerism and their efforts have helped people throughout our past build a better society for all of us. Kudos to those men, women and teens who contribute their time and energy unselfishly to making the Crowsnest Pass the great place it is. Volunteers don’t just do the work – they make it work. JLM

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Irresponsible drivers destroying public lands Dear Editor: Whenever I walk around the McGillivary staging area west of Coleman, I often think back to when the area used to be called Knowles Flats and it was a favourite spot for many different groups to hold their annual picnics. The flat was scenic, with the creek close by, a beautiful grass meadow for games and there was ample parking. I was fortunate, because I usually attended at least three different picnics a year, such as the Fireman’s picnic, Catholic picnic, and the United Mine Workers of America picnic. During the summer, very few Saturdays went by without some group using the flat to host their yearly picnic. Before the large power line and pipeline were pushed through the flat, there

was a permanent spot down by McGillivray Creek under some tremendous fir trees, where an endless supply of hotdogs were boiled in a big pot over a cement encased fire pit and pop was dispensed to the kids from tubs filled with ice. Up on the flat, the grassy field was always in excellent shape and all the picnic games would be held here, three legged races, age class races, and baseball for the older boys to mention a few. Intense usage by campers and ATV’s has brought about negative changes to the flat over the years, but the worst damage I have seen has occurred in the spring over the last couple of years as a result of the antics of the local teenage population. Throughout the day, immediately after school and in the evenings, these youth race up to the flat where they burn doughnuts and drag race with their 4x4s. I have witnessed this take place on numerous occasions. It seems that the main goal is to see

who can get the most mud plastered to their truck. Once this is accomplished, they then parade around town or the school grounds showing off their mud plastered vehicles. They are not hard to identify, a trip around the school parking lot will make it obvious. As I write this letter, the grassy meadow that was once Knowles Flat is impossible to walk on because of the ruts and churned up mud. Unfortunately, it seems that common sense, responsible use and respect for the land has not been instilled upon these 4x4 drivers before they were let loose upon the land. Responsible 4x4 users, myself included, do take our vehicles off-road and we do sometimes get mud on our vehicles as well. But a responsible 4x4 user understands that getting a vehicle muddy is not the goal of an off-road trip and generally tries to avoid it, and we don’t deliberately destroy public land. Cont. next page...




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From page 4... Currently, the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan is being developed, a key component of which will be implementation of access management (including trail restrictions for motorized vehicles) within public lands. How we use public lands is under significant scrutiny right now, and irresponsible users are making responsible users look like very poor stewards of the land. My only hope is that they can be stopped before it is too late, and that we do not all lose our Crown granted


permissions to these lands because of the actions of a few. The responsibility for correcting the damage occurring on the flat lies with the parents of young drivers. Parents need to ask these children why they continually arrive at home with their trucks looking like they do. They have to realize that whatever their children are doing to get their trucks to look the way they do cannot possibly be good for the environment. The pictures speak for themselves. A concerned citizen

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Juniors improve in badminton playoffs Siegbert and Rose Gail Submitted The Junior Badminton playoffs took place at Crowsnest Consolidated High School on April 8 and our athletes faired very well. Bantom events: Conner Gunn first in boys’ singles; Jaclynn Gray first and Meghan Tarcon second in girls singles; Ethan Wall and Spencer Dorge first in boys doubles; Stephanie Armstrong and Jessie Wilson first in girls doubles. Midget events: Jarret Kress first in boys’ singles; Ashley Vigna first in girls’ singles with Alyssa Gustuvson as

alternate; Justice Stella and Cole Draper first in boys’ doubles; Macayla Cleverly and Liam Knott will compete in mixed doubles. Juvenile events: Gavin Castellarin is the alternate for boys singles and Megan Koevent in girls singles placed second to be able to compete in the upcoming Zone Playoff in Lethbridge slated for May 3. All these athletes are slated to play in this very tough competition. The next open competition will be in Pincher Creek on April 25. Coaches Sieg and Rose Gail have seen great improvement in these young athletes, considering the short season.

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY - APRIL 22 Earth Day is on April 22 – a day that aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the earth’s environment. Over a billion people in 190 countries take action on this day as people plant trees, clean up their communities, and more – all on behalf of the environment. In honour of Earth Day, we’d like to offer things you can do to help our environment. Each week, we’ll be giving tips to Recycle, Reuse and

Reduce. *To keep your kitchen drain running freely, dump the coffee grounds down the drain rather than dumping them into the garbage and run just enough water to flush them from the sink. *This tip is more a handy idea than an enviro tip: We all have an over abundance of address labels as a result of donating to a charity. Carry a sheet of labels in your purse so when you enter a draw for something, you can peel off a label and stick it on the ticket stub. Then all you need to do is fill in your phone number.

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Pool volunteers hoping to return By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Of the many contentious decisions made by the previous council, the Crowsnest Pass Pool Society’s dissolution generated considerable discussion among the public and volunteer groups. In the spring of 2013, it was decided the Society would no longer handle swimming pool operations. Their responsibilities were handed over to municipal administration. At the time, Society members argued their role was an important one and that they provided continuity and consistency in operational decisions. The Society was enacted in 1974 to serve as an advisory board. It was given administrative powers by council and existed as both a society and an administration until June 2013. On April 8, Leone Stacheruk, Chairperson of the Society, appeared before current council reiterating the importance of their continued involvement. “The swimming pool has operated for many years under this [operational] agreement and we feel this type of agreement should be continued because of the frequent changes of administration, council and pool staff,” she said. “This board provides continuity in the operation of the pool.” Stacheruk said when the board was not active for the 2013 swimming pool season, “question-

able decisions” were made. Four new applicants are willing to serve on the board if council approves the board’s status, she said, and a representative could also sit on the new Sports & Recreation Committee, if desired. “Regardless of the lifespan of this pool, we feel that it should be maintained and remain open as long as possible. Realistically, it may take several years of planning for a new facility to become operational,” said Stacheruk. “We believe the operation of the swimming pool would be more efficient and effective if this board remained in place. It clearly delegates the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders and historically has proven to be effective for the pool and the community.” Councillor Marlene Anctil agreed. “I think we have to try and maintain [the swimming pool] to the best we can,” she said. “I’m glad to see… you’re interested in coming back to work at the pool. It ran very smooth before and I think it can again.” Mayor Blair Painter also agreed and said this council values the community’s volunteers and appreciates their commitment. Council members commended Stacheruk for her perseverance and directed administration to review the operational agreement, ensure it’s consistent with others, and look at the list of volunteers waiting for approval.


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Public input sought on allowing electronic signs By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Council would like to give the public another chance to voice their opinion on whether to allow electronic signs in the community. A request for an illuminated wall sign from the Blairmore Lions was debated by the municipal planning commission in February. During that meeting, 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. It was also pointed out that when the previous council developed the new land use bylaw, it was decided not to have digital signs as they could detract from the visual aesthetics of the Crowsnest Pass. The issue found its way before council last week because only council can amend the bylaw to approve the sign. “We are planning to use the sign to advertise Lions functions that are of interest to the resident of the Crowsnest Pass and area”, said the Club. The sign was described as being half an active electronic sign and half a regular wall sign. Development Officer Ken Bourdeau told council

if they wish to amend the land use bylaw, a public hearing must be held and advertisements must be placed in local newspapers. It would then be brought before council for three readings. He also said a number of different issues have come to light with the new land use bylaw and the planning commission intends to bring these to council in the near future. Councillor Bill Kovach suggested a round-table discussion could be held on the issue of signage. “I’m wondering because this issue is quite an issue with everybody in the Crowsnest Pass - people wanting them and people not wanting them - maybe we can have a round-table and have a bit more public input,” said Councillor Kovach. “Because once you change a land use bylaw, it’s quite a procedure and then we’re stuck with it… We want to make sure that that’s what everybody in the community wants.” Bourdeau reminded council that the land use bylaw was just revised after an expensive public consultation process and has been in effect for less than a year. Councillor Dean Ward agreed that a round-table discussion should focus on signage only. He asked administration to bring back timelines for such a public meeting.

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Peace officer bids farewell to the Pass By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Almost two years ago, Stephen Zerr came to Crowsnest Pass to work on contract for the Rum Runner Days festival. Enjoying his first time in the area, he accepted a permanent position when the Community Peace Officer program became available. After serving as one of two full-time peace officers, Zerr is leaving at the end of April for the Edmonton area where he can be near his family and further his career in a larger centre. Zerr recalled his initial introduction to the community when he drove through Frank on Highway 3, amazed that everyone drove 90 to 100 km/ hour past residences and commercial outlets. “I remember going with the flow and thinking, it’s weird to be going so fast past houses and a gas station,” he said. “It’s been a huge learning dynamic for me here. Once installed on the job, the first thing he discovered was the municipality’s focus to get people to drive the speed limit. “I think one of our biggest accomplishments has been the change on the highway,” he said. “I was told the first thing we need is highway enforcement for people to slow down and I thought, oh this will be easy.” Zerr confessed he soon found out how wrong he was. He said he could sit in Frank and continually pull people over all day for speeding. Mostly, he said, drivers are from out of town and aren’t familiar with the changing speed limits along Highway 3. “Now we’re pulling people over for speeding who’ve never been here, and not the regulars who drive through the Pass or locals,” said Zerr. “My biggest accomplishment is the highway, getting people to slow down.” He’s also proud of the processes that have been developed for the peace officer program, because there was no proper complaint system or tracking system in place, he said. “They just told me what they wanted, but not how to do it,” said Zerr. “We brought Vince [Dugay] in because he was experienced and has been a huge dynamic in getting processes in

place.” Although controversial, Zerr said he also considers the animal control bylaw a major accomplishment. He said he researched other mountain communities as well as worked with other agencies such as BearSmart and Fish & Wildlife to draft the bylaw. “One of our biggest complaints was cats and dogs, and the wildlife problem of people feeding deer,” he said. In the first year, officers focused on education, but as Crowsnest Pass starts its second season with the bylaw in place, there may be more enforcement, he said. Officers are already receiving more complaints this year than last, he added. Zerr said one of his top five memories of Crowsnest Pass is the spring bike rodeos and the Halloween glo-sticks, He said working with other agencies and seeing the kids learn and have fun, will always be a highlight. “It was one of my favourite moments and I still get parents asking me to do it again,” he said. “Those fundamental community safety initiatives are our biggest asset, to interact with the community and make it safer.” The peace officers’ biggest uphill battle, Zerr said, was educating people on what their role and responsibilities are, as well as explaining bylaws and processes. “There were a lot of slammed doors but most people were willing to work with us, not against us,” he said. Even though there were “off days”, Zerr said he learned many things to take with him in life. On a personal level, he did a lot of things he never imagined such as snowboarding, hiking and hunting. “I learned how to deal with people in a diverse environment. It made me grow more as an individual and I’m more aware of what’s out there,” he said. Zerr also expressed his appreciation to the people in the fire department who welcomed and involved him in activities. “I want to say thank you. There were a lot of people who made it be home and made it enjoyable for me.”


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Order of the Crowsnest Pass

merous years, she applied for and received the RBC Volunteer Grant in her ongoing commitment to the advancement and preservation of our historical heritage. And when Margaret Ann won the RBC’s Community Spirit Award in 2010, she once again, generously donated the $1,000.00 to the Crowsnest Museum. Canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation is just one of the many organizations that our second recipient, Margaret Stolk About 250 people attended the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 9 celebrating community volunteers. has given her Hosted by the municipality’s Family & Community Support Services, the Order of Crowsnest Pass was awarded time. She also to Margaret Ann Woodward and Margaret Stolk, and Grade 12 student Kiana Miskulin was the recipient of the canvassed for Outstanding Youth Award. the Kidney Photos by J. MacFarlane Foundation, walked dogs Speech given by Mayor Blair Painter (ConBoth of these amazing women were born at the SPCA and volunteered at the nursing densed) and raised in Hillcrest and after graduation home’s extended care. went on to Edmonton to further their educaOnce the Margaret daughters were older, The Order of Crowsnest Pass award has tion. Later, both also returned to the Crows- Margaret joined the work force in the catabeen presented annually since 1983 to an nest Pass where they each married and raised logue order office at Sears. Greener pastures individual who has exemplified outstanding three daughters. called and she changed jobs to work at Falls dedication to volunteer service in our comOur first recipient, Margaret Ann Wood- Creek Green House for the next 17 years. Almunity. ward, started volunteering as a teenager. ways one to try something new, she gained The 2014 Order of the Crowsnest Pass is Margaret Ann started volunteering at the lo- employment as a sales clerk at Grant Hall’s awarded to TWO individuals this year whose cal Teas and also participated in one of the Pharmacy, worked as an elections clerk and impressive history of volunteerism, stretches first of many Turkey Suppers. In later years, also as an enumerator. back many years. Tonight we honour them she was Treasurer for the Hillcrest United The M & M’s, as they are affectionately for their tireless devotion and commitment. Church, the Hillcrest Miner’s Club and the known, continually strive to enrich our lives At times, they are the driving force behind Bellecrest Community Association. She re- by volunteering with numerous organization various events which benefits so many in our ceived her 25 year Brownie/Girl Guide Pin and events. community. and has volunteered at the Sole Survivor for Through their never ending contributions many years. to all the bake sales, we have come to love Margaret Ann’s banking career and look forward to Margaret Woodward’s started with a funny interview. One famous tasty butter horns and Margaret Specializing in Banners • Hoodies • T-Shirts & Specializing in Customized T-Shirt day while doing her banking at the Stolk’s incredible meringue pies. Logos • Coveralls • Team Apparel • Vehicle Decals Royal Bank in Bellevue, she was asked They are an integral part of our Commu• Company Logos • Custom Pin Badges • Catalogue if she wanted a job. She was told, nity and are role models who inspire others Ordering • Billboards • Clothing • Light Boxes “you’re on the wrong side of the coun- to want to contribute more. It is because of ter; I think we need you on this side of this level of dedication and contributions the counter. Go home and think about to volunteerism in our community, we are it because you have a job”. very pleased tonight to present the Order of She started work on a part-time Crowsnest Pass to Margaret Stolk and Marbasis, went full-time in 1988, back to garet Ann Woodward. Ranchland Mall 1300 Hewetson Ave, Pincher Creek, AB part-time 10 years ago, retired and (403)627-2795 • now works the casual pool as the The Order of Crowsnest Pass Royal Bank won’t let her go. For nu- ing Youth Award recognizes youth between


the ages of 12 and 18 years who have made positive contributions to the community on a volunteer basis. This year’s recipient exemplifies what it means to be “an Outstanding Youth. This year’s recipient of the Crowsnest Pass Outstanding Youth Award has been actively volunteering and giving back to our community for much of her junior and senior high years. Born and raised in the Crowsnest Pass, she has been influenced by a very caring and supporting community of mentors, friends and family. It was a love for reading which inspired her in her Junior Years to volunteer with the Literacy Program as a Reading Tutor. This was her first volunteer experience mentoring children. Kiana Miskulin currently volunteers in her school with the Leadership Program, Grad Committee and participates on the “School Spirit Squad”. She works with her peers to promote, plan school events for the students of CCHS including Anti Bullying Pink Day and Clara’s Big Ride for Mental Health. At the end of the week she and her peers will attend a “Youth Speak out Conference” in Edmonton. Kiana volunteers with and is an active voting member of the Boys and Girls Club of Crowsnest Pass Society. Kiana joined the Boys and Girls Club as a club member in 2003 to participate in the programs and began volunteering in special events and fundraising activities. Through the years Kiana could be found in, promotional booths, community parades, making popcorn or cotton candy and helping out with the annual Duck Race selling Duck Tickets and capturing the moments of the Duck Race on video. Kiana was instrumental in creating the current Boys and Girls Club Keystone Program for teens. Working along-side her Mentor, Rebecca Dewey, Kiana actively participates and Mentors in Video production/ Improv/ Acting Programs. More recently Kiana produced and edited a video of our local Boys and Girls Club for a project called Get BUSY (Be Ultimate Sensational You) The video was recognized at the National Boys and Girls Club level. Kiana has initiated and volunteered with many other projects in our community including the “Be the Change” Mural on main street Blairmore, Youth Got Talent Show at the 2012 Rum Runner Days to name a couple. In 2012, Kiana dedicated time to become a certified NCCP Artistic Gymnastics Instructor and she now coaches weekly Crowsnest Pass Gymnastics program. Kiana’s adventurous, enthusiastic spirit is contagious. You’ll find her climbing mountains and seeking hidden waterfalls with her friends and family. Above all else Kiana loves and is thankful for her family and enjoys spending time with them. Kiana plans to continue to mentor and advocate for youth programs that promote Youth as Leaders in our community and hopes to uses these strategies to work with community partners such as Council, FCSS and Boys and Girls Club in the coming year.




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Spring clean your routine and diet (NC) Registered dietitian, Tristaca Curley, encourages everyone to say good-bye to winter hibernation patterns and to say hello to the “spring cleaning” mindset for tidying up your daily routine. Here’s a snapshot: Get moving: It’s true that during a long, cold winter in Canada many of us pack on extra padding by eating calorie-dense foods and adopting a more sedentary lifestyle. So with the arrival of spring, it’s time to change that, says Curley. “As the temperatures rise, enjoy the weather and get outdoors, grab a frisbee, or hit a park trail to keep your metabolism revved.” Eat the colours of the rainbow:With warmer weather comes a new crop of spring fruits and vegetables – and one of the best ways to spring clean your diet routine is to add colourful produce to your meals. The best rule of thumb is to choose from every colour of the rainbow like fresh blueberries, red peppers and leafy greens to up your intake of essential vitamins and fibre. Enjoy your favourite snacks: People often want to shed weight in the spring in order to look and feel good for beach season. Depriving yourself is not always the answer, however. The good news is that those who find ways to incorporate the things they love into their daily diet are more likely to achieve their long-term weight loss goals. If you are a soda pop fan for example, Curley suggests mini cans of Coke which have 100 calories or fewer per serving. Craving a burger? Consider keeping calories in check by having a slider, skipping the cheese and then loading it with your favourite vegetable toppings, like lettuce, onions and tomato. Increase your fluid intake:We’ve heard it before but hydration is key to overall health and most of us don’t drink enough during the day. What’s more, we often mistake thirst for hunger and end up eating unnecessary calories, which can sabotage our spring weight loss goals. More ways to make healthy changes to your life can be found online at


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Protective Services By Joni MacFarlane Editor

caused fluid to leak. Response time was 9:00 minutes.

For the month of March, Community Peace Officers released the following information: -Bylaw complaints received: 32 -Bylaw complaints closed: 32 -Animal control complaints: 16 -Animal control complaints closed: 16 -Property standards complaints received: 0 -Noise complaints: 0 -Traffic complaints received: 3 -Traffic complaints closed: 3 - Other: 6 -Provincial tickets issued: 67 -Municipal tickets issued: 0 Total fine amount reported: $11,446 For the month of March, Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue Department responded to seven calls for service. They included: On March 2 at noon, 13 fire/rescue staff responded to a motor vehicle that hit a deer on Highway 3. The collision

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a U-haul collided with another SUV. Road conditions were extremely icy. No injuries were reported but both vehicles were damaged. Response time was 11:92 minutes.

On March 5 at 2:37 p.m., four fire/rescue staff responded to a smoke alarm at a residence on 15th Ave. Blairmore that came in as a house fire inside the house. The connection from the power line to the house had broken and was zapping sparks. The breaker on the power box tripped and put it out and the power company attended and relocated the main power mast to the house. Response time was 5:90 minutes.

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On March 18 at 3 p.m., one fire/rescue staff responded to a complaint of smoke in Coleman. The smoke was caused by the FireSmart program who are thinning and burning brush near residential areas. Response time was 12:15 minutes. On March 12 at 8:16 a.m., seven fire/ rescue staff responded to a motor vehicle that hit a deer on Highway 3 in Bellevue. The collision caused fluid to leak. Response time was 8:02 minutes.

On March 11 at 6:30 p.m., six fire/rescue staff responded to a carbon monoxide alarm activated at a Coleman townhouse triggered by a gas appliance. The gas company attended and repaired the appliance. The residents were not injured and the house was ventilated. Response time was 7:93 minutes.

On March 26 at 6:30 p.m., 10 fire/rescue staff responded to a motor vehicle that skidded off the road at the East Hillcrest access. The vehicle hit the ditch and rolled. EMS attended and transported the driver to the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre. Road conditions were extremely icy. Response time was 12:25 minutes.

On March 20 at 7:41 p.m., five fire/rescue staff responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 at the Centre Access Blairmore. An SUV trailering

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Career Opportunities Building Inspector I District of Kitimat, full time permanent bargaining unit position wage range $36.33/hr - $43.63/hr, over 2 years. Duties include plan checking reviews, inspections and enforcement functions related to building construction to ensure conformance with legislation, regulations and standards, and explaining and enforcing municipal bylaws. Preferred applicants will have a Technology Certificate related to building construction or equivalent; BOABC level 2 certification and a Class 5 driver’s license. Submit applications by April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat B.C. V8C 2H7, Tel 250-632-8900, Fax 250632-4995, or by e-mail at Community information can be obtained from our website at Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Experienced Logging Truck Driver - Required Immediately Clean abstract and good attitude - 250-423-7887 Fax resume to 250-423-7540

Help Wanted CLUXEWE RESORT MANAGER needed at Kwakiutl Band in Port Hardy. Competitive salary and free accommodations. Deadline midnight April 15. Email for job description and to apply.

PICKERS NEEDED BUSY ASPARAGUS FARM Season Starts Approx May 1 - June 15 Attend Information Session Wednesday April 23 at 6pm 1252 Indian Road Creston, BC Accommodation available Evenings: 250-428-2734 WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Hospitality NORTHSTAR Mountain Village Resort is looking for a dynamic Front Desk Supervisor with hospitality experience and a passion for guest satisfaction. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Demonstrated supervisory skills, good judgement and a sense of humour. Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. This fulltime position will be located in Kimberley. Successful candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends. A competitive wage is offered and will be based on experience. Please deliver your resume in-person to 1351 Gerry Sorensen Way, Kimberley or email to


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Property Management Do you have a Vacant Rental Property? Custom Real Estate and Property Management currently has a waiting list of qualified tenants looking for homes. Please contact Tammie Davy at 250-415-2968 or log on to our website, to learn more about how we can work together to place these tenants in your properties.

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Got a news tip or story you’d like to see covered? call 403-563-7725 or email joni.macfar@gmailcom

Are you thinking about a career change?

Westcastle Motors is proud to be one of Southern Alberta’s Premier General Motors Dealers. We are expanding and we NEED YOU! We are going to train two exciting people to join our sales team! Do you currently believe you deserve more than you are currently getting? Do you have entrepreneurial spirit? If you answered YES you must apply now. We are looking for career minded people to start NOW! Apply today, training starts soon!

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Contact: Jeb Malcolm, Sales Manager | Westcastle Motors • Pincher Creek, AB Ph. 403.627.3223 or Toll Free 1.855.888.3664

2014 Crowsnest Pass Volunteer Recognition Night

Volunteers Make Our Community Grow The Municipality and Family and Community Support Services would like to thank all those who donated to the 2014 Volunteer Recognition Night and to the many volunteers who attended. Without you the evening would not have been such a huge success! Special Thanks To: • Daryl Ferguson • Mountain Radio - CJPR • Chris’ Restaurant • Pass Herald • Crowsnest Free Press • Shootin’ the Breeze • The Rose Peddler • A & B Liquor • Bellevue Underground Mine • Crow Works Engraving

Chamber looks at student engagement By Joni MacFarlane Editor

with two other rodeos at the same time. Contestants will have three rodeos to choose from so it may have some impact on Crowsnest Pass. Austin Stewart will be the clown entertainer and the dance features “Hey Romeo”. As well, the Young Guns are a family of

ing “turned upside down” with big changes on the horizon to allow learning to happen outside Sticking to a commitment to the school. hold more breakfast meetings, Educators are examining how a crowd of early-birds met at to get students more engaged in Country Encounters on April 9 their learning, said Taylor befor the Crowsnest Pass Chamber cause surveys have shown that of Commerce’s monthly meet98 per cent of high school stuing. dents say they’re bored Office Manager with school some of the Cathy Ward said the time and two-thirds are Chamber is looking bored most of the time. for volunteers to help “Kids want to be enat the Lifestyle & Outgaged... and kids want door Adventure Show to be challenged,” said on May 2 and 3. Taylor. “It’s not what Volunteers are needyou know any more for ed for short periods to a student to be successcover different funcful, it’s what you can do tions. If anyone is able with what you know.” to help, said Ward, A number of skills they are asked to conhave been identified for tact the Chamber ofstudents to be successfice. ful, such as problemBoard member Brian solving, how to be flexGallant told Chamber ible and adaptable, how members the Visitors to work in a team, how Kananaskis Pro Rodeo Association President, Guide content is exto think for themselves, Joe Trotz, gave Chamber of Commerce memtensive with many loand developing a work bers an update of this year’s rodeo. cal stories sharing why ethic. Photo by J. MacFarlane visitors should come to Part of the educational the Pass. Advertising system’s goal to engage sold well, he said, and students, is to get them the Board looks forinvolved and out in the ward to publication in the next trick riders who will be entertain- community to learn those skills. week. The guide will be available ing in this family-oriented weekTaylor is matching students for distribution at the Lifestyle end, said Trotz. A Junior Rodeo with employers and businesses in Show. will take place on 10 a.m. Sat- the Crowsnest Pass and is interNext, Joe Trotz, president of urday after a pancake breakfast ested in developing this further. the Kananaskis Pro Rodeo As- by Coleman Lions Club. Lastly, “By getting the students in the sociation, gave a reminder and Trotz told Chamber members schools working with the comoverview of this year’s rodeo on the KRA get some of the best munity and working on real April 25 to 27 at the Crowsnest stock in rodeo from Greg and projects, perhaps we can make a Pass Sports Complex. Wayne Kessler. difference for them,” he said. The action gets underway on After the rodeo update, guest Taylor encouraged employers Friday at 7 p.m. with rodeo on speaker John Taylor the Living- and business owners to contact Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday stone Range School Division him if they have ideas on how to at 2 p.m. This year, said Trotz, Off-Campus Coordinator, said engage students or are interested Crowsnest Pass is competing Alberta’s education system is be- in participating in the program.

The Food Police briefs Bank Needs Your Help! By Joni MacFarlane Editor

Between April 2 and April 9, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to 44 calls for service. They included: Fraud/Forgery: 2 Threats/Harassment: 1 Thefts: 2 Disturbing Peace: 1 Driving Complaints: 8 MV Collisions: 6 Suspicious Occurrences: 4 Assistance to General Public: 3 Assistance to Other Agencies: 5 911 Calls (Invalid): 4 False Alarms: 4 Animal Calls: 3 Municipal Bylaws: 1

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Bag o’ bottles On April 3 at 3:30 p.m., police received a complaint of theft of a bag of bottles from a shed behind a business on 17th Avenue Coleman. The theft occurred on March 8. A security camera was in place and the matter is under investigation. Bike begone On April 3 at 7:25 p.m., police received a complaint of possible fraud. A Lundbreck resident purchased a motorcycle off kijiji and was unable to contact the seller. The matter is under investigation.

Charge card fraud On April 4 at 5 p.m., police received a complaint of possible fraud. A Crowsnest Pass resident received a VISA statement in the mail showing purchases worth over $5,000 originating in Quebec that were not made by the complainant. The matter is under investigation.

Swerving On April 6 at 3 p.m., police received a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 3 near the Alberta-BC border. It was reported the vehicle was swerving between lanes. The Elk Valley RCMP were notified and located the vehicle. A violation ticket was issued to the B.C. driver. Passing On April 6 at 6 p.m., police received a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 3 near the Alberta-BC border. It was reported the vehicle was passing on double solid lines and speeding. Police patrolled and located the vehicle. A ticket was issued to a 49-year-old male from Calgary for crossing double solid lines.

Noisy On April 6 at 11:30 p.m., police received a complaint of noise in a Blairmore apartment

building. A bylaw ticket in the amount of $100 was issued to the occupant. Outstanding On April 6 at 3 p.m., police initiated a traffic stop on Highway 3 near Burmis. The driver, a 25-year-old female from Calgary, had outstanding bylaw warrants and was released on documents to appear in court in Calgary. Unregistered On April 7 at 1 p.m., police on patrol observed a vehicle with an unregistered BC license plate on Highway 3 west of Coleman. The vehicle was stopped and it was not licensed or insured. The driver, a 24-year-old male from Elk Valley, had a learner’s license. The vehicle was towed and tickets were issued for no insurance, unregistered vehicle, misuse of license plate and driving without supervisor. Gas & dash On April 8 at 8:50 p.m., police received a complaint of a gas and dash in the amount of $23 from a gas station in Frank. The suspect vehicle was a small grey car with BC license plates. A security camera was in plate and the matter is under investigation.

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Here’s to a long, healthy life for your pet! worm, which can be transmitted through mosquito bites. As most preventive medications are also excellent dewormers, heartworm and intestinal parasites can be prevented in one fell swoop. Pet owners should also be aware that an animal with fleas should never be given a bath, as doing this will only increase

The Prolific Kitty Cat... Gestation Period 52-65 days

1st Year - 3 litters, 12 offspring

2nd Year - Could be 144 offspring

Smaller dogs preferred

Crowsnest Canine Center Master Trainer Jody Clark 1405-61 St., Coleman, AB 403.563.5295


Pet owners should stay on top of their pet’s vaccination schedule. Vaccines are there to protect animals from contagious diseases or to protect human beings from zoonoses — infectious or parasitic diseases that can be transmitted by pets. Rabies is a good example. Prevention of intestinal parasites is equally important, as at least 15 percent of adult cats and dogs are carriers. Intestinal parasites are of little danger to the animals themselves but can affect the eyes and brains of humans. It is also very important to prevent heart-

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The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association encourages pet owners to rely on preventive care.

the risk of spreading the flea eggs into the surrounding area. Veterinary products, which can be adapted to each animal’s profile, are available for treating fleas. Vets do insist, however, that such medications are most effective as preventative measures. Last but not least, vets highly recommend preventive dental programs.

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May 2 (3-9 pm) & May 3 (10-5 pm) at the Coleman Sportsplex Admission $5/person kids under 12 FREE!

A Big Thank You! to our show sponsors Fernie & CNP Free Press

Shop in over 70 Business booths, 27 Outdoor Adventure Exhibits and 31 Home Based Business Tables upstairs. Come on down for all the show only deals!


Friday, May 2 Sig & Rose Gail 4pm Handyman Challenge 5pm Hypnosis Demo 615pm Fashion Show 7 pm Saturday, May 3 Yoga Demo 1130 am Belly Dancing 1230 pm Cooking Tool Demo 100 pm Acupuncture 130 pm Fashion Show 200 pm “Crowsnest Idol Finalist” Carly Perkins 300 pm

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