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One of the lots has a building that was retrofitted to use as a data centre. While the use is not accommodated in the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw, the RDEK has agreed to add a definition for a data centre to the zoning bylaw, and added data centre as a permitted use Aon thisto property. This is Schedule referred in Bylaw No. 2907 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Susan Clovechok, Area F director, voted in favour of the rezoning. Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 348, 2019 (Windermere North / Bad Toro Properties Ltd).” “I supported it because the application is cleaning up the zoning in that area,” she said. “And it was a much easier decision, frankly, when the applicant chose to move the Chair boat storage.” r p e U p

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The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board has rezoned property in Athalmer around the crossroads to prepare for future commercial and residential development opportunities. The rezoning application, presented by Richard Haworth, agent, on behalf of Bad Toro Properties Ltd., originally included a request to keep an existing boat storage facility located on three lots on the south side of Athalmer Road. The application faced opposition from area residents, who raised concerns about the aesthetics of driving into Invermere beside a boat / recreational vehicle storage facility. The proposal was later amended to move the storage facility at the northerly portion of Bad Toro’s property, further back from the road. Bad Toro Properties Ltd. has also agreed to screen the boat storage operation along the north perimeter visible from Athalmer Road by constructing a solid wood fence at least six feet high. One letter writer cited general opposition to the rezoning, which will allow for a mix of residential and commercial opportunities, writing it will negatively impact the neighbourhood due to increased traffic, pollution, noise, loitering and trespassing as well as reduced safety and property values. The rezoning will allow commercial development on lands near Athalmer Road borderings Canadian Tire, and residential development on the southerly lands behind existing development. The residential zoning opens up the possibility for a wider range of housing, explains RDEK planning technician Tracy Van de Wiel. The old zoning permitted a traditional-style mobile home park, with pad rentals for homes. The new zone permits subdivision housing, where homeowners could buy a lot and opt to put a variety of housing choices on it, from mobile homes to manufactured homes to traditional builds, for example. Richard Haworth told the Pioneer the first step for the property owner, Leo Johnson, was to rezone. However, there are no specific plans in place yet for the properties. Mr. Johnson was unavailable for comment prior to press time.


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During his 20 year tenure at the District of Invermere, chief administrative officer Chris Prosser estimates he’s seen 20 new stop signs added around town. Stop signs aside, his goal isn’t to halt traffic but simply to slow it down. His general approach to traffic is to: “try to keep it moving, keep it slow, support pedestrians (and) support cyclists.” If a DOI grant is approved, two new roundabouts could be coming as early as next summer. These roundabouts would be added at 7th Avenue and 4th Street (between the library and Sobeys) and at 10th Avenue and 4th Street (between Pharmasave and Sobeys). He said these two intersections are among the top four highest-collision spots in town, along with 3rd Avenue and Laurier Street (the lights in Athalmer by A&W) and 10th Avenue and 13th Street (near the Wilder subdivision). Not on the list is the offset intersection known colloquially as Malfunction Junction between 7th Avenue and 13th Street (by CIBC and BMO) where even the street-view image on Google Maps shows chaos. “It is our lowest crash-incident intersection in all of Invermere,” Mr. Prosser


said. “It’s because it’s so confusing... It’s been proven that traffic calming with confusion reduces the number of collisions, so it works really well.” The DOI has looked into other means of regulating the complicated intersection that has one right of way, two stop signs and one yield sign, but a roundabout wouldn’t fit and an extra stop sign wouldn’t work because the right-of-way drivers can’t see as far as they need to go, Mr. Prosser said. Turns out that Malfunction Junction is functioning just fine. Not doing as well is the Athalmer transition where Laurier Street was narrowed to a single lane to slow traffic down to a reasonable speed. When Mayor Al Miller heard that some people were dodging through a parking lot to shortcut through the 3rd Avenue and Laurier Street intersection, he said: “You can’t control for stupidity.” Mr. Prosser seconded his sentiments in softer terms, saying: “We’ve observed some not-very-bright traffic movements.” The DOI is working on reprogramming those traffic lights and may consider installing a roundabout there at some point in the future. Even with impatient drivers and an apparent “lack of respect for pedestrians” in the downtown area, Mr. Prosser said reported accidents are few. In 2017, for instance, he said there were nine reported accidents. R d

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an appearance date in August. • In the early morning of Friday, July 12th, Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a dumpster fire at David Thompson Secondary School in Invermere. Members arrived and found an active fire contained within a dumpster. Invermere Fire Department arrived shortly after and extinguished the fire. Members found graffiti on the dumpster, the front school doors, a pole, the school’s wall, and an enclosed trailer. Further similar graffiti were found on the JA Laird school property. Investigators are in the process of reviewing video footage from the area and analysis items that were discarded by the perpetrator(s). There has been several similar instance over the last few months and investigators will be reviewing recent similar cases. These incidents have been costly to repair/cover up for the School District and the Columbia Valley RCMP will be looking for information that would assist in arresting the person(s) responsible for these act. Information can be shared by calling the Columbia Valley RCMP or contacting Crime Stoppers. • On the morning of Friday, July 12th, Columbia Valley RCMP received a complaint of a male passed out in a pickup truck in the parking lot of a pub in Radium Hot Springs. Police attended and located the male sitting in the vehicle. The officers noted the driver’s window was down and the male was covered/dripping in sweat. Within the reach of the driver, officers observed various drug paraphernalia. Upon the driver’s exit from the vehicle, officers located a small amount of methamphetamine. The male was arrested under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Ultimately the male was released on a 24 hour driving prohibition due to drug consumption after he failed a Standard Sobriety Field Test that was completed roadside by our officers.

Radium reconsiders food truck ban By Dauna Ditson reporter@columbiavalleypioneer.com Radium council is reconsidering its moratorium on food trucks after the village received two letters on the issue. Mark Read, chief administrative officer for the village, said food trucks haven’t been allowed in the past because the “business community did not want mobile businesses coming in and com-

peting.” The mobile vendors that operate at Market and Music on Main and at special events in the community do so with staff “turning a bit of a blind eye” toward them, he said. In response Mayor Clara Reinhardt said: “It’s a changing world. We can’t close our eyes to it.” Staff will draft a report on options for allowing food trucks in the future, but business will continue as usual this summer.


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Electric bikes, an electric car and a dissolution at District of Invermere council meeting

By Dauna Ditson reporter@columbiavalleypioneer.com Money for “fun stuff” Imagine electric bikes on the curb waiting for you to hop on and pedal around town. The District of Invermere (DOI) anticipates receiving over half a million dollars from the Province over the next three years “that we can do fun stuff with,” said Chris Prosser, the chief administrative officer. More specifically the funding will be geared to livening up the community, helping residents and visitors get around and prettying up the area. The DOI will direct its Resort Development Strategy efforts toward: starting up an electric-bike program, expanding the transit offerings between Invermere and Panorama, investing in waterfront improvements near James Chabot beach, hosting more events, highlighting Indigenous artwork and generally making town more fun, friendly and navigable. The Provincial funding for resort communities returns a chunk of hotel and room-rental taxes to the DOI to support tourism while also benefiting residents. Car share dollars At their meeting on Tuesday, July 9th, Council voted to approve giving $10,000 to Wildsight for their electric car-share program and to provide a dedicated parking stall at the DOI office. The funding will come out of the remaining Imagine Invermere budget. “This $10,000 actually puts them over the top to complete the purchase and start initiating the program,” said Mr. Prosser. Imagine Invermere dissolved Council is dissolving its Imagine Invermere committee and absorbing the responsibility for sustainability into the DOI. “Most initiatives that the committee was dealing with were all District initiatives so

Balancing aesthetics and affordability in Canal Flats By Dean Midyette Special to the Pioneer Construction on a water line replacement along Burns Avenue will continue through the month of July. Outdated two and four inch pipe is being replaced with standard six inch pipe. There will be infrequent, intermittent service interruption during construction as well as a road closure with a short detour around the construction site. The following items were discussed at the regular Canal Flats council meeting held on July 8th: The Open Burning bylaw that was deferred in June received the first three readings. Significant discussion from all members of council that were present centered around Section 10 of the bylaw which deals with fireworks launched from public spaces. In the end, council considered the issues of municipal liability if this section were amended or removed and  first three

readings passed unanimously. The  bylaw amending the current Zoning Bylaw passed first and second readings. There are three significant parts to this bylaw that include setting a minimum frontage for primary residential buildings at 18 feet or 5.5 meters, defining “temporary use” and  curtailing signage not related to businesses or organizations that are currently operating in the village. Council members had and extended discussion around the frontage dimensions of the primary residence, trying to balance aesthetics or “curb appeal” against the needs of families to have affordable and attainable housing. A public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for July 22nd and council urges property owners that have strong opinions on frontage dimensions to comment in person or in writing. The dimensions, or any other part of the bylaw amendment, can be amended after the public hearing and prior to third reading.

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from the community garden to the plastic bag initiative they were all landing on staff’s plate,” said Mr. Prosser. Rather than having one committee handle all of the sustainability initiatives and brainstorming, councillor Ute Juras said the new plan is that council would “identify a certain project like the plastic bags and form a committee around that.” That approach “seems a better use of people’s time,” said councillor Kayja Becker, adding that: “we should set a policy that council is always looking through a sustainability lens and then bringing it out and doing ad hoc committees so that people don’t feel burned out.” Four-plex request declined Council denied a request to rezone 717-15A Crescent to allow for a four-plex after a public hearing and after a few council members visited the location to scope out the possibilities. While staff said the proposal fits with the Official Community Plan and Imagine Invermere and supports infill development, council voted against it. Councillor Ute Juras said the neighbours had legitimate concerns and that the laneway is “not a road, it’s a driveway.” Dine and discuss The Columbia Valley Community Foundation wants to buy dinner for you and your guests this fall in exchange for getting to hear about your discussion and what matters most to your group. Wendy Booth, who is coordinating the program, is looking for 10 to 12 people to volunteer to host a discussion at a venue of their choosing. “It’s pretty flexible depending on what the host wants to do,” Ms. Booth told council, inviting them and the audience members to consider holding an event. For more information, email wndbooth@gmail.com.

Classic Old Time Movies A Festival of 1930s & 1940s Films

In conjunction with it’s new displays of pre-digital cameras and projectors, the Windermere Valley Museum is offering cinema lovers a unique opportunity to view – in the museum’s mini-theatre – the following six films on the weekend of July 20-21.

Saturday - July 20 10:00am The Firefly Set in early 1800s Spain at the time of

Emperor Napoleon I. She is a dancer/singer of renown and a spy. 2:00pm New Moon Set in 1789 New Orleans. She is a young French heiress, he a dashing revolutionary nobleman and they end up shipwrecked on an uncharted Caribbean island. 7:00pm The Girl of the Golden West Set in the west when California was Spanish. Both orphaned when little, they meet again when he is a desperado, she a saloon owner and the sheriff upset.

Sunday – July 21 10:00am Balalaika Set in 1914 Russia, a Czarist prince falls in

love with a cafe singer in the days just before the Russian Revolution. Featuring wonderful Russian music and songs.

2:00pm Rose Marie A glamorous Canadian prima donna who is renowned for her beauty, exquisite voice and fierce temperament goes into the forested Canadian north country to help her brother escape the RCMP. Guess who the RCMP officer finds first. 7:00pm Maytime Set about 1860, in Paris France where she is a singer being presented at Louis Napoleon’s court while he sings mostly in a tavern. No wonder they can’t seem to get along. The museum where these movies will be presented is in Invermere’s flagpole park. Admission is by donation. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot by phoning the museum 250-342-9769. If filled early a second showing may be arranged. Patron’s with reservations should be seated at least five minutes before curtain time or the seat may be given to a potential gate-crasher.

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Industry bites back on plastic bag ban Black Press

In hindsight, it was pretty predictable the plastic bag industry would fight back. The court decision overturning the City of Victoria’s ban on plastic bags was less predictable but still, not unforseeable. Just a little more than a year after Victoria introduced their ban on plastic shopping bags (July 1st, 2018), a B.C. Court of Appeals judge decided that while their intentions were good, the city didn’t have the jurisdiction to block plastic bags on environmental grounds. The decision is likely to spread a chill over all the smaller communities that have introduced, or are planning, similar bylaws. Victoria may have the money in its budget to fight an expensive court battle, but smaller communities don’t. This decision could also have ramifications as communities struggle to lower their own carbon footprint, if they can’t impose environmental regulations on polluters coming from outside the community. Admittedly, plastic bags are an awfully easy target. Even though most of us reuse them to some degree they all eventually end up in the landfill, or worse. There are bigger targets like plastic bottles, which don’t break down as easily as plastic bags and tend not to see more than a single use. Still, any step forward is a good step. And this court decision is definitely a step backwards in the cause of, if not cleaning up, at least slowing down the mess we are making of our land and oceans. It is, at best, a temporary reprieve for the manufacturers and distributors represented by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association, which was fighting the bylaw. Federal or provincial plastic bag bans are likely on the way, and even if they don’t arrive, people will hopefully give up plastic bags on their own. You see the same battle going on in many sectors: protecting the remaining mountain caribou, slowing climate change or any of the other of the pressing environmental issues we are facing. It’s all coming down to entrenched interests, whether plastic bag manufacturers, local guides or multinational oil companies, fighting change as hard as they can. It would be better if rather than investing in a court battle to keep the status quo for a little longer, plastic bag manufacturers devoted themselves to producing a more environmentally acceptable bag. The same goes for the other entrenched interests. Better to adapt now, rather than hanging on by tooth and claw until the damage to the natural world has gone so far there is no room for them at all.

Sawmill a century ago The crew for the Columbia Valley Orchards Sawmill in Edgewater pose with a team of horses and truck some time in the mid 1920s. Photo (C1777) courtesy Windermere District Historical Society

Recipe for savoury summer tourist season

Editor’s note: Invermere council is looking at developing a committee to talk about plastic bags and decide how to proceed with reducing or eliminating their use.

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activities. And me? I just go out my door. I asked friends who have dogs and they say, “I leave mine at home this time of year.”  I so appreciate this my home, my valley.  And I look forward to summer, when part-time I think responsible visitors need to not leave their locals come home and visitors arrive.  dogs in the car and local pups not adding to the caThey are like fresh herbs and garden fresh vege- nine congestion makes sense to me.  Some days, I play tourist, checking out our local tables added to an already delicious stew concocted stores. by my fellow local friends and neighbours.  Other days, I really slow down, grab a tea and There are many tips for tourists to ensure great travels. Not so many for locals who live in a tourist sit people watching at the Cenotaph, munching on town. Here are some recipes to share with you, the something delicious, made or grown locally. I’m so proud to make my friends’ visits special - whatever “how I enjoy the tourist season”: Shopping and banking: mid day mid week  Gro- they enjoy, we have it here.  ceries, errands, bakery, retail.  My own travels remind me I too rubberneck and creep through intersections when I’m in a new place. Gas: fill up, mid day mid week.  And the cranky visitors, the rude ones? oh well, I I have scouted out alternate ways to get places and I am a careful driver in the shortcut neighbour- bless them, send positive thoughts their way, chooshoods. I give myself an extra 10 minutes in summer.  ing not to add my gripes to their behaviour- what do I notice friends whose businesses and jobs rely I know about their day?  Yup, I love my hometown. See you at the muon the influx of tourism dollars. I go to and am grateful for the very cool, con- sic/markets/festivals/parades/art galleries/inclusive tinuous summer events and amenities I have year community forums/ library/picnics/garage sales/ round. fundraisers/sports/movies/beaches/events/on the I kayak early in the morning and at supper time.  water and trails, and in our shops, midday midweek. I imagine all the visitors have done to come here - saving, travels, packing, organizing the kids and Crisanna MacLeod pets, finding their special events and restaurants and Invermere

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Ssssss… Two happy looking garter snakes at the provincial park at the north end of Columbia Lake. The top one is just about to moult, and another one has recently moulted. Photo by Katherine Thielmann

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What do animals know? Fresh old ideas By Arnold Malone Pioneer Columnist You have likely heard someone say something like, “Fido is so smart you can talk to her like a person.” Some animals do understand some words but it is unlikely that your pet can grasp the meaning of words such as “grandiloquence.” Our understanding of what animals know and feel has evolved across the centuries. In 1641 French philosopher René Descartes wrote, “…that animals eat without pleasure, cry without pain, grow without knowing it; they desire nothing; fear nothing; know nothing.” I suspect that what Descartes wrote was, at the time, a widely held belief. As recent as the beginning of the 20th century, many believed that animals functioned by instinct and they had no capacity for memory or reasoning. Today, anyone who thinks that animals do not enjoy food never lived with a beagle. And who doubts that cats have desires? Yet it remains, “What do animals know?” Recently I was driving when a deer was walking, some distance ahead, perpendicular to the roadway while looking straight ahead. The deer came to the shoulder of the road at constant pace, reached the edge of the road and stopped; then looked up the street away from my approach followed by turning her head towards my direction. She appeared to observe that I was still a safe distance away and proceeded to cross the road. Did this doe learn to watch for traffic from being hit or had she learned from the experiences of others? I am certain that animals know more than we once believed. One day we will have a better understanding of how animals learn and what they understand. Hunters sometimes comment on the abundance of wildlife up until hunting season starts. Then, suddenly, there appears a greater scarcity. When we came to Invermere we had a Great Pyrnees dog named Ceiligh. Ceil-

igh would be sleeping on the living room floor and suddenly bolt her head upright, lift her ears, cock her head and then get up and walk to the window. Moments later Susan’s car, previously hidden from view, would be seen turning towards our driveway. Other cars had steadily been passing our house but Susan’s car was recognized. Corvids - magpies, crows, jays and ravens - often bury surplus food. These birds seem to be aware of the probability of theft. If they become aware that another bird is watching, they pick up the food and transfer it to a safer location. That action demonstrates some reasoning capacity. Driving through Kootenay National Park, I saw two crows eating roadkill beside the centre line. As my car approached one crow hopped halfway across on to the on-coming lane and the other crow went mid-way on to the shoulder of the road. Then, through the rearview mirror I saw the crows go back to their brunch. Had they observed that cars going my direction stay with in the white lines or had they read the BC drivers manual? Dolphins play games and seemingly laugh. They along with other animals appear to have recreational fun. From kittens to colts young animals yearn to play. Many animals mourn. Elephants are a prime example since they gather in a group and visit a deceased companion even when the body has been reduced to bones. They not only attend but also make mournful sounds and appear sad. We are developing the capacity to map and understand the human brain and that science is being transferred to animal studies. Someday I expect we will have a much larger body of knowledge about what various animals know. When that happens our respect for other species will hopefully be enhanced along with our higher level of respect for their wellbeing. Arnold Malone served as MP for Alberta’s Battle River and Crowfoot ridings from 1974 through 1993. He retired to Invermere in 2007.

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The Invermere Pickleball Club is hosting their first ever inter-club pickleball tournament this Sunday, July 21st. The local club, boasting more than 100 members strong, has invited the Calgary Pickleball Club to attend the one-day tournament, called the Invermere Pineridge Appreciation Days Tournament. Pam Reilander, one of the event coordinators, reports they hope to have up to 45 players attend the tournament, and would invite any interested players to sign up. The club would also like to invite the public to come out and watch, learn a little more about the game, and see what is getting more and more people on the pickleball courts these days. The mixed doubles tournament is scheduled to be held at the Pine Ridge pickleball courts in Invermere. Pine Ridge developers, the Statesman Group, recently installed fencing around the courts, making it the perfect location to host a summer tournament, says Ms. Reilander.

“They must be the most beautiful location in Canada to play pickleball,” she remarks of the Pine Ridge courts, which are perched above Invermere, overlooking Lake Windermere. If you are interested in trying pickleball, the club plays Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at Pine Ridge from May until October, and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Columbia Lake Recreation Centre. Club membership fees are $20 per year and assist the club with supplies and equipment. Pine Ridge courts are free to play at. The rec centre charges a $5 drop-in fee for 60 and up; $7.50 for under 60. Club member John Hague invites anyone interested to come out and try the sport. Tournament entry is $20. Games begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 21st. The club is also hosting The Don Bruce Memorial Tournament August 18th at the Columbia Lake Recreation Centre, with all proceeds going to the Columbia Lake Recreation Society. To register for the tournaments or to learn more, visit www.invermerepickleball.ca.

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BIG Book Sale Elizabeth, 5, proudly shows off her scoops at the Friends of the Invermere Library’s BIG Book Sale, held at the Columbia Valley Centre last Saturday, July 13th. The sale is the society’s largest annual fundraiser. Thanks to the 1,400 patrons shopping and the 75 volunteers who made it happen, $11,500 was raised at this year’s BIG Book Sale. Funds go towards library programming and items on the library wish list. Photos by Dauna Ditson

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Peddling the practice of bikepacking

By Lorene Keitch lorene@columbiavalleypioneer.com While far less famous than its ancient relative backpacking, bikepacking is gaining a dedicated roster of groupies, including within the Columbia Valley. According to bikepack.ca, bikepacking is the union of mountain biking and backpacking. “Compared to asphalt touring, bikepackers traditionally operate within the backcountry realm, carry lighter loads, and find solace in a more wholistic approach to two wheel travel…scouting our own routes, DIY gear projects, and taking part in underground events like the Tour Divide,” it reads. Invermere resident Steve O’Shaughnessy started bikepacking about four years ago. He opted to test his mettle against other bikepackers, signing up for his first race in 2017 – a 700 km route from Coleman to Hinton, Alberta, 80 per cent of it on gravel. He made it as far as Canmore before throwing in the towel, thinking, he said as he stopped, that he would never do it again. That first race was a huge learning curve for him, with the unknowns including not knowing how long he would be able to sit in the saddle, what to eat, how his body would cope – it was all foreign. But the Alberta 700 hooked him into the endurance bikepacking world. “Literally the next day, I signed up for another race,” he says. Last year he entered and finished the BC Epic 1000, a Merritt to Fernie route that gains 11,600 metres in elevation, about 80 per cent off road and mostly on old decommissioned railgrades. He was one of only 68 riders to undertake the insanity, finishing in four days, four hours. He plans to face the Alberta Rockies 700 again in August, DISTRICT OF INVERMERE

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Industrial Park Transfer Station Hours of Operation Starting July 4th, 2019 the Invermere Transfer Station will no longer be open 7 days a week. The District will be operating a pilot project that will see the Invermere Transfer Station fully supervised and operated between set days and hours of operation. The Station will be open as follows: • Thursdays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including statutory holidays • Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including statutory holidays • Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including statutory holidays • Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including statutory holidays; and • Mondays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including statutory holidays Site staff will direct users to bins available for use. This site will only be used to drop off household waste. Furniture, appliances, contractor waste and yard waste will not be accepted at this site. Only waste in residential bags that will fit through the bear resistant lids will be accepted. The Transfer Station will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday and all users will be required to take solid waste to the Columbia Valley Landfill located on Windermere Loop Road. The Columbia Valley Landfill is open 7 days a week 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Household garbage is free. Please contact the DOI office for more information: 250-342-9281.

this time far better prepared than his 2017 run. “It’s one of those ways to push your personal limits. We’re capable of so much,” remarks Mr. O’Shaughnessy. It is a fairly small community of riders that compete in bikepacking, if its most ‘popular’ races are any indication. Among the more famous is the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, running from Banff to the US / Mexico border, a 4,417 km ultra-endurance race. According to bikepacking.com, this is “the most recognized and important off-pavement cycling route in the United States.” Its last race saw a grand total of 164 riders take part, many ‘scratching’ - not finishing - the gruelling route. The Alberta Rockies 700 had 24 racers in 2017; 11 in 2018. The BC Epic 1000 saw 44 riders take on the task this year, with many not completing it and some, as of this story’s writing, still undertaking the route on their own more leisurely-timelines than the official race start of June 29th. Races typically have a ‘grand depart’ day, but there is also the opportunity to start whenever suits you, and take as long as you would like to take. They are not races in the traditional sense, and do not include monitored pitstops, support systems, or even an official cheering squad at the completion of the route. Mr. O’Shaughnessy urges anyone considering bikepacking to give it a try. “On a bike you can go so much further, and you can see so much more. It’s just a great way to see the country,” he says. If you are interested in trying out bikepack racing, there is an area bikepacking race called the Lost Elephant, with two route options. Lost Elephant Dumbo is about 300 km, running through the Purcells south of Cranbrook to the headwaters of the Yahk and Moyie Rivers. Lost Elephant Jumbo ride takes bikers on a 500+ km ride leaving from Cranbrook, into the Purcells up to Brewer Creek, along a single track descent into the bike park at Panorama, through rural Windermere roads to get to the Spirit Trail and into the Rocky Mountains, then back to Cranbrook. The Lost Elephant race begins on July 27th. For more information, see https://lostelephant.ca.

Steve O’Shaugnessy While bikepacking flies under the radar for many people, there is a growing resource of information out there, including a podcast hosted by Mr. O’Shaughnessy dedicated to backpacking’s curious cousin. He has nine podcasts recorded so far. The podcasts have been well-received, he reports. His goal is to put out a new podcast once a month. The podcast was started by a man named Ryan Correy back in 2016, along with a website dedicated to this tight-knit world. “He founded it in order to bring the community together, chat about biking gear – the whole philosophy of it,” shares Mr. O’Shaughnessy. But the 35-year old athlete was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in May 2018 and passed away nine months later. After Mr. Correy’s death, the website went dormant. Mr. O’Shaughnessy asked Mr. Correy’s wife if he could take over to help support the site, and he has been making podcasts to add to the dozens done by Mr. Correy since. To learn more about bikepacking, or to listen to Mr. O’Shaughnessy’s podcast, visit www.bikepack.ca.

“A greater risk of not exercising” By Dauna Ditson reporter@columbiavalleypioneer.com When Minetta Norrie was learning to mountain bike, she ditched her her all-male troupe of biking friends and headed into the woods alone to practice. “I felt like they were going to pressure me and make me go faster and harder than I was willing to go,” she said. Even on a month-long solo expedition on Vancouver Island, she said: “going by myself actually felt safer because I didn’t feel pressured.” Ms. Norrie used to be so afraid of biking that she would hop off her bike to walk it down a curb. But four years ago she decided not to let her fears hold her back. Since then she worked on her skills and kept getting better until she could tackle even super-challenging black trails. But back in April she got going too quickly and crashed hard. “I ended up spinning in the air and landing directly on my face,” she said, adding that she experienced a “sensation of being in a bouncy castle, which was probably I assume my brain sloshing around in my skull.”

Although her concussion took her out of work and off the trails, Ms. Norrie is eager to get back on her bike as soon as she is well enough. Even after her accident, she refuses to be governed by fear. “We always talk about the risks of doing things and we very rarely talk about the risks of not doing things. For me living a healthy life includes exercising and learning new skills such as mountain biking. Plus mountain biking connects me with the outdoors, with my friends, with traveling, with that sense of learning and growing and getting better at things. Mountain biking adds so much joy into so much of my life,” she said. “In my opinion there’s a greater risk of not exercising, which is heart disease.” Besides, she said, any exercise from yoga to running can also come with consequences. For anyone looking to start biking, she recommends taking courses and learning with people who will take you to places that are safe and an appropriate for your skill level. “I feel like I will have more skills, more awareness, more wisdom mountain biking in the future,” she said.

Are you involved in an under-the-radar sport? We’d love to hear about it! Email lorene@columbiavalleypioneer.com

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One of the participants (above) from Andrea Locke’s (pictured below) Riding Into Life course .

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Ladies on wheels By Dauna Ditson reporter@columbiavalleypioneer.com Andrea Locke casually mentioned that she’s heading to the doctor to see if her ribs are cracked after her last mountain-biking crash. “As long as you’re working in progression and you’re starting out where you’re at and taking it slow, you don’t have to get hurt. It’s not a requirement of the sport,” she said. But she doesn’t mind the odd cracked rib or spill in exchange for speedy progress and the thrill of the ride. “Once you learn how to trust yourself and trust your bike and know how your bike works with the terrain, you actually have quite a bit of control going a speed that you’re comfortable with. Obviously it’s the same idea as driving. The faster you are going, the faster things are going to come at you. As long as you’re not pushing that speed and pushing your comfort zone and your ability to keep up with the things coming at you, I think it’s super possible to stay safe on the bike,” she said. Ms. Locke will be in Invermere to offer two Riding Into Life biking courses for women on Saturday, July 27th. The morning course will be a very basic introduction while the afternoon course will kick the learning up a gear. Many of her past students have been concerned about their safety hurtling down hills, but Ms. Locke helps them stay upright and build their skills. “I love seeing the smiles and seeing the way that people feel. I’m like ‘oh, I know how that feels.’ It just feels so good and you feel so confident when you do something new or achieve something,” she said. “When you learn how to actually do it, your confidence levels just sky rocket and it just feels better.” The Grand Prairie-based athlete, who was a freestyle skier until she got “kind of over winter” and switched to

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the warmer-weather sport, started teaching women how to mountain bike “as a way to get more females involved in biking and just being outdoors.” She felt ladies needed a place to themselves to get started in the male-dominated sport. “If it’s just females, we’re more willing to let our guard down,” she said, adding that the ladies she teaches are “a lot more willing to suck at something new when there’s not males there... They feel a lot more able to push their boundaries and kind of look silly.” Ms. Locke’s course is $45 per session and $85 for both. For more information or to sign up, visit www. ridingintolife.com/invermere-womens-clinic. Mountain biking has “kind of become my whole life,” she said. “When I can’t ride, I get super antsy and anxious in every aspect of my life. And just getting out on the bike is a way for me to really calm my mind and figure out my thoughts and feel more comfortable with everything going on around me... It’s really helped me find a lot more confidence and more passion for life.”

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Artym presents Min Ma exhibit


HOSPICE SOCIETY OF THE COLUMBIA VALLEY IS RECRUITING MEMBERS FOR ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS The HSCV Board of Directors is a working board that provides strategic leadership in order to further the vision. If you have skills and experience in business, marketing, fundraising, community involvement and consensus building, consider the Hospice as a worthwhile volunteer environment for you. Previous experience on a non-profit board is an asset. If Board openings come available at other times of the year, the Board reserves the right to vote additional members. Please send an expression of interest in a brief letter and a recent resume outlining relevant experience to Dodie Marcil, Chair Nominations Committee at pdmarcil@shaw.ca . Directors are elected at the AGM in September and serve a two-year term. Must be willing to give 8-10 hours per month.


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW The Council of the Village of Canal Flats is considering an amendment to the Village of Canal Flats Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendments will change the text of the bylaw. Bylaw No. 220, 2019 cited as “Village of Canal Flats Bylaw No. 215, 2019 – Amendment Bylaw No. 220, 2019” will add the minimum dimensions of a single detached dwelling, add the definition of temporary buildings and amend the permitted signs section. The public hearing will be held at: Columbia Discovery Centre 8866 Grainger Road Canal Flats, BC Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:00pm If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may, prior to the hearing: • • •

inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the Village Office in Canal Flats from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown above; or present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. 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. Sylvie Hoobanoff, Corporate Officer July 22, 2019.

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Submitted by Artym Gallery On Saturday, July 20th, the Artym Gallery will be welcoming award-winning artist Min Ma for his long awaited exhibition. Summer is in full swing, our valley is bursting with life. It’s the perfect time to have a once-a-year solo exhibition with Min Ma. Come treat your eyes to the works of this extraordinary artist, and meet Mr. Ma from 11-3 p.m. Min Ma was born in 1955 in the city of Jinan just 4 hours away from Beijing, China. His mother was a doctor, and his father was a government worker. His parents recognized Min Ma’s talent from an early age. One day while treating a patient, Min Ma’s mother arranged for him to have private art lessons with a high school teacher. Min Ma met with Mr. Liu every week, which he describes as the catalyst that lead him to such a strong technical foundation. He studied sketching, watercolour, Chinese painting, oil and other media. He practiced new techniques by drawing and then eventually painting everything he saw. After years of incredible tenacity and discipline, he was one of only 15 students to be accepted into the China National Academy of Fine Arts. Up until the Academy, Chinese art using broad brushes and inks, was the only style Min Ma knew. In 1978, there were no galleries, books, or examples of Western Art, and of course no internet access. During his studies, Quan Shanshi became his professional men-

tor, who helped Min Ma develop his technique and style. After falling in love with Western painting, Min Ma and his wife made a trip to Canada, which would change his career forever. Canada provided a new environment, new culture, new inspirations, and an incredible diversity of landscape for Min Ma to draw and paint. In 1986, he moved from the Eastern World to the Western World, making Canada his new home. Using his incredible technique, and strong fundamentals, Min Ma simply “breathes life” into every subject that he paints. He spends his time travelling coast to coast, in all four seasons, experiencing each and every scene Canada has to offer. His motto is to practice what is difficult, not what is easy.  Min Ma still loves to challenge himself with each and every painting. His latest challenge has been painting with his sweet grandchild in one hand, paintbrush in the other. This will be an incredible show filled with diverse landscapes from coast to coast. Rich prairie scenes, dramatic skies, and gorgeous mountains will be making an appearance this weekend. Mr. Ma does not limit himself to one style of painting. When asked to comment on his style, he simply says “freestyle”. He paints without boundaries or rules, and says “The sky does not need to be blue, just because everyone says it should be.” Come experience the incredible works of this highly-collectible artist on Saturday, July 20th, with Mr. Min in attendance from 11-3 p.m. The gallery is located downtown, and is open seven days a week! Images of the show can be viewed online at artymgallery.com. This exhibition will continue until July 26th.

Min Ma Exhibition

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Thursdays • 9:30-11:30 am.: Parent and Tot program running at the Canal Flats Civic Centre. On until the end of August • 10:30 a.m.: Stretch and Move Classes for Seniors at Invermere Seniors Hall. Cost $2. • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Pickleball at Pineridge Courts. • 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.: Summer reading club at the Radium Public Library. Everyone welcome! • 1:30-3 p.m.: Invermere Library ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ summer reading club for kids K-4. • 1:30 p.m.: Seniors Carpet Bowling at Radium Hot Springs Centre. • 2 p.m.: Seniors Tea at the Invermere Library 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Need a ride? Contact the library at 250-342-6416. • Board game night, $5/person (for game playing), family-friendly, Scotty Burger (hosted by Main Street Fun & Games), 5:30-8 pm (every Thursday July & August). • 6 - 8 p.m.: Columbia Valley Youth Network at the Canal Flats Civic Centre. See Facebook page for details. • 6:30 p.m.: Texas Hold Em’ Tournament at the Invermere Legion every Thursday. $35 buy in. • 7 p.m.: Horseback Archery Club at Luxor Corrals in Spur Valley every Thursday. Contact 250-347-9048 for details. • 7:30 p.m.: Rod & Gun Club meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at Invermere Legion. • 9 p.m.: Karaoke at Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery every Thursday through the summer.

Fridays • Invermere Caregivers’ Support Group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month. For info, call Leanne Brooks at 250341-5683. • 9 to 10 a.m: Pickleball Classes at the Columbia Lake Recreation Centre. • 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors Hall, $2. • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Club at the Radium Library. Everyone welcome! • 5 - 8 p.m.: Climbing Wall at JA Laird open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Drop in, $5. • 6 p.m.: Meat Draw and 50/50 at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. Every Friday and Saturday. • DJ every Friday and Saturday night at Copper City Saloon.

Saturdays • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers and Artists Market in downtown Invermere. • 10 a.m. to 12 noon: Pickleball at Pineridge Courts. Everyone is welcome! • 10 p.m.: Karaoke at Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery Saturday evenings from 10 p.m. on, all summer.

Sundays • 1:30 p.m.: Seniors carpet bowling at the Radium Hot Springs Centre. • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: July Sunday Market @Shasta Wellness Studio, located behind laundromat in Invermere

Mondays • 10 a.m.: Senior Singalong Group meets every Monday at Garden Village. • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Indoor Walking at the Columbia Valley Centre in Invermere. Every Monday and Wednesday. All ages. Indoor shoes required. • 10:30 a.m.: Stretch and Move Classes for Seniors at Invermere Seniors Hall. Cost $2. • 1 to 3 p.m.: Brain Injury Support Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at Columbia Garden Village. Contact Debbie for more info 250-344-5674. • 1:30 p.m.: Carpet Bowling at Invermere Seniors Hall. • 7 p.m.: Fairmont and District Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Lions Den. • 7 p.m.: Monday Night Drum Circle at Pynelogs. No experience or drum required. Call Patrick for more info 250-4094110. • 7-9 p.m.: Live music every Monday at the Horsethief Creek Pub and Eatery in Radium Hot Springs.

Tuesdays • 9:30-12 p.m.: Pickleball at Pineridge Courts, every Tuesday. The first ½ hr is for lessons – rest open play. Everyone welcome! • 1:30 p.m.: Games Afternoon at Invermere Seniors Hall. • 6:30 p.m.: Seniors card games at the Radium Hot Springs Centre. • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Options for Sexual Health drop in clinic in the Public Health Unit next to the Invermere Hospital the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Call 250-342-2360 for more information. • 10 p.m.: Karaoke at the Farside Pub in Fairmont.

Wednesdays • 9:30-11:30 am.: Parent and Tot program running Wednesdays at the Edgewater Community Hall, from now until the end of August. • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Indoor walking at the Columbia Valley Centre. • 10:30 a.m.: Chair Yoga at Invermere Seniors Hall, $ 2. • 11:45 a.m.: The Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Wednesday at the Rocky River Grill/Kanata Inn. • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Happy Hands Knitting and Crocheting group meeting every Wednesday at Columbia Garden Village. 1:30-3 p.m.: Invermere Library ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ drop-in summer reading club for students going into gr 5-7 • 2 p.m.: Genealogy Group at Columbia Gardens Coffee Room. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month. • 5 - 7:30 p.m.: Agri Park Farmers Market every Wednesday at the crossroads from July 3rd to Sept. 4th. • 6 - 9 p.m.: Ladies Nights at Columbia River Paddle. Snacks and beverages provided! $25/person or $12.50 with your own paddling gear. Meet at Athalmer docks. • 6:30 p.m.: Open Ultimate Frisbee every Wednesday at JA Laird Elementary School. Those looking for more information are encouraged to contact Justin at invermereultimate@gmail.com. • 7 p.m.: Play Cribbage at Invermere Seniors Hall. • 7 p.m.: Trivia Night at the Station Pub every Wednesday.



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Thursday, July 18 • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Summer reading club at the Radium Public Library. Everyone welcome! • 1:30-3 p.m.: Invermere Library - Summer Reading Club for kids finished Kindergarten-gr.4 • 6 p.m.: Family Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie in the Columbia Valley Centre. Free. Hosted by the Invermere Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Kids 0-11 must have an adult with them.

Friday, July 19 • 10:30 a.m..: Pop-Up Story Time Today’s location is the Lions Park in Canal Flats! • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Lake Windermere Ambassadors free summer kids camp (ages 8+) at James Chabot beach. Aliens in the Lake - Kids learn about invasive species and how we can protect our native species. • 2:00 p.m..: Novel Idea Invermere Library’s Book Club meeting today This month’s pick is Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers. • 2-8 p.m.: Karyn Chopik, jewelry designer, at Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio. Karyn will bring her new collection, and Effusion offers 10% off all jewelry during the event. • 4 to 9 p.m.: Music & Market on Main in Radium Hot Springs. Music from 7 to 9 p.m. Weekly thru August 30th. • 7-9 p.m.: Live Music with N.O.W. at the Radium Visitor Info Centre. Suggested donation minimum $2. • 7 p.m.: Quinta Kalavera Party band at Edgewater Legion. Entrance by donation. They are an eight-member, joyous, reggae-skafunk band with dozens of drums, and a few horns — and irresistible beats to inspire dancing feet. • 5 p.m. to late: 21st annual Bullriding in the Rockies in downtown Invermere. Visit www.thecolumbiavalley.ca. • 8 p.m.: Marshall Veroni and Emma Elena Grace at Arrowhead Brewing. $10 cash entrance.

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Monday, July 22 • TransRockies Classic on today until July 28. Bike race from Panorama to Fernie. For more, see https://www.transrockiesclassic.com. • 7-9 p.m.: Live Music Monday at Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery. Free. Tonight is The Usual Suspects. • When dark (late): Movies in the Mountains. Showing this week: Thor. Cash concession on site.

Tuesday, July 23 • 11 to 1pm.: Windermere Valley Museum Bootlegging Mystery July 23-25th. • 1 p.m.: Hydration Nation: Let’s Talk Science! At the Radium Hot Springs Pubic Library, 4863 Stanley St, Radium BC.Children will participate in a number of activities such as testing the PH of the water, measuring the turbidity, and creating a filter.

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Thursday, July 25 • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Summer reading club at the Radium Public LIbrary. Everyone welcome! • 1:30 - 3:00 pm.: Invermere Summer Reading Club for kids finished Kindergarten-gr.4 at the Invermere Library • The Gravity Festival is being held July 25th and 26th at Panorama Mountain Resort. Canada’s best downhill and enduro mountain bikes race against the clock for a spot on the podium in the Canadian Championships.

Don’t miss: Radium library book sale

Didn’t get your fill of books at the Invermere Friends of the Library sale? Then don’t miss the Radium Hot Springs Public Library’s mini book sales this Saturday, July 20th! The money raised goes to support existing library programs, such as the popular summer reading club, and to raise funds for future programming ideas. The books come from old library stock as well as donations from the public. Jacqueline Wagner, library director, says the library has been getting a lot of donations lately, which is great. Books can be dropped off


• 9:30-12 p.m. CastleRock FireSmart day at park located between Taynton Trail and Brewer Ridge roads, CastleRock phase 3. Special

guest speaker Alan Westhaver, consultant and owner of ForestWise Environmental Consulting Ltd. will present. • Classic old time movie festival at the museum. Runs July 20th and 21st. Event runs in conjunction with museum’s display of predigital cameras and projectors. 3 films today, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m

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• The Artym Gallery hosts the Min Ma exhibition thru July 26th. • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Valley Appreciation Day in downtown Invermere. Free pancake breakfast, live music & entertainment, farmers market and activities. • Classic old time movie festival at the museum. Runs July 20th and 21st. Event runs in conjunction with museum’s display of predigital cameras and projectors. 3 films today at10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. • 4-10 p.m.: Bat Fest at the Nature Trust of BC Columbia River Wetlands-Edgewater property. RSVP to rhoar@telus.net by July 18th. • 9 p.m.: The Amazing Show fundraiser at Ullr Bar. Circus-themed performances and birthday celebration. Entry by donation. Funds raised go to Columbia House Healing Garden.


any time the library is open. Swing by the library between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the sale. There are three book sales scheduled for this August too: August 3rd in front of the Bighorn Cafe, August 10th in front of the library, and August 17th in front of the Bighorn Cafe. All sales run from 11-1 p.m. The sale is cash only, and there will also be coffee available. Get your summer reading stack stocked up at the mini book sale this Saturday!

Hydration Nation Science presentation July 22 at 10 a.m.

Family Games Night July 24 at 6 p.m.


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July 18, 2019

PH: Scott Brown

Panorama OCP process under review

“In addition to the survey, we have launched a new interactive mapping tool that provides an opportunity for residents and property owners in the plan area to provide more detailed information, share their local knowledge, and identify areas of concern,” explains RDEK Planner Karen Macleod. The Pin Drop mapping tool, survey and copies of the information and display boards from the Open House are all available on the project page on engage.rdek.bc.ca. The RDEK will continue to consult with the Resort, First Nations and other stakeholders in the coming months. Following the close of this public consultation phase in September, feedback gathered will be considered as the draft Official Community Plan is prepared in the fall. Once complete, the draft will be presented to the public for further consultation and comment.

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The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) hosted its second Open House at the Panorama Mountain Resort Tuesday, July 9th to provide an update on the planning process to date and explain the next steps. “RDEK staff provided an overview of the results of the recent Issues & Ideas Survey and attendees had the opportunity to begin providing feedback on potential policies and direction that could be included in the plan,” explains RDEK Area F Director Susan Clovechok. For those unable to attend the open house, a second survey is now available to gather input on some of these policy areas. The survey can be found on the Panorama & Area OCP project page on engage.rdek.bc.ca. The survey deadline is September 2nd.

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• Average Water Temperature: 19.5 °C July Objective: <25°C • Average Water Depth: 4.11m 2018 July Average: 4.18m • Average Turbidity: 1.09 NTU Objective: <5 NTU • Average D.O.: 11 ppm Objective: >8 ppm • Average pH: 8.25 Objective: 6.5 to 8.5 It was a busy Tuesday morning sampling on the lake. There were lots of boats out enjoying the water. Volunteering with the Lake Windermere Ambassadors were my friends Nathan Li and Clark “Carp” Carpio. Both of them are also U of A students, where Nathan is currently in his second year of Radiation Therapy, and Clark is entering his first year of Medical Laboratory Science. One of the disciplines that Clark will focus on is microbiology, and how diseases affect the tissues within the body. Just like a human body, a lake is also susceptible to infectious agents. Microorganisms can spread from lake to lake, affecting aquatic life. This may include plants, fish and birds. One way these agents can spread is through human watercraft, as well as migratory birds and fish going from lake to lake. Just like washing your hands, washing your boat is critical to prevent the spread of aquatic diseases. Thank you to this week’s citizen scientist volun-

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Citizen Scientists of the Week: Nathan Li and Clark Carpio teers, Nathan and Clark. If you would like to join us for water sampling please contact Keri Malanchuk at (250) 341-6898 or intern@lakeambassadors.ca Thank you to the Columbia Valley Pioneer, District of Invermere, Regional District of East Kootenay, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, RBC Foundation and the Columbia Valley Community Foundation for their support of our lake monitoring program!






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Community Planning Meetings You are invited to attend one of our upcoming information meetings, which will initiate the planning process to update the existing Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan. The plan area covers the communities of Wilmer, Dry Gulch, Spur Valley, Brisco, Spillimacheen, Edgewater and Radium Resort. Monday, July 22, 2019 7 pm to 9 pm Wilmer Community Hall 9179 West Avenue Wilmer, BC

Topics to be covered at the meetings include an introduction to official community plans and overviews of the expected planning process. Meeting attendants will be offered an opportunity to share their vision for the future of their community and to identify important topics that should be addressed in the plan.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 7 pm to 9 pm Brisco Community Hall 4930 Dorney Road Brisco, BC

For more information contact: Michele Bates, Planner at 250-489-2791 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email at mbates@rdek.bc.ca

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7 pm to 9 pm

Edgewater Community Hall 4818 Selkirk Avenue Edgewater, BC

Meetings are being held in the different locations to accommodate residents throughout the plan area. The same information regarding OCPs will be presented at each meeting; however, discussion regarding proposed policies will be specific to the area where the meeting is being held.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – BYLAWS 2933 & 2934 Bylaw Amendments – Panorama

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Charlotte Marshall and Cameron Beaudry to amend the text of the Panorama OCP and to amend the zoning designation of their two properties located at 1989 & 1997 Panorama Drive, in Panorama Mountain Village. The requested OCP amendment is to consider supporting auxiliary dwelling units within the original Panorama Village single-family subdivision on a case by case basis, and the zoning amendment is to amend the zoning designation of the two subject properties from R-1, Single Family Residential Zone to R-1(C) Auxiliary Dwelling Unit Zone. If approved, the amendments SCHEDULE Awill permit an auxiliary dwelling unit on the two subject properties.


Bylaw No. 2933 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Panorama Mountain Village Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1414, 1999 – Amendment Bylaw No. 16, 2019 (Panorama / Marshall & Beaudry)” will amend the text of the OCP to consider supporting auxiliary dwelling units within the original Panorama Village single-family subdivision on a case by case basis. Bylaw No. 2934 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 349, 2019 (Panorama / Marshall & Beaudry)” will amend the zoning designation of Lots 50 and 54, District Lot 4609, Kootenay District, Plan 8935 from R-1, Single Family Residential Zone to R-1(C) Auxiliary Dwelling Unit Zone. A public hearing will be held at: Panorama Mountain Resort – Copper Crown Banquet Room 2040 Summit Drive, Panorama Mountain Village, BC Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G and the District of Invermere. R-1 to R-1(C)

If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaws and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from July 5, 2019 to July 23, 2019, between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING. All submissions will form part of the public record and will be published in a meeting agenda posted online. Personal contact information such as phone and email will be removed from written submissions. Questions about the disclosure of your personal information may be referred to the Corporate Officer at 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335.

This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Tracy Van de Wiel, Planning Technician, at 250-489-0306, toll free at 1-888-478-7335, or email tvandewiel@rdek.bc.ca.


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19 – 24 Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 | 250-489-2791 | 1-888-478-7335 | Fax: 250-489-3498 | info@rdek.bc.ca | www.rdek.bc.ca This is Schedule A referred to in Bylaw No. 2936 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 350, 2019 (Edgewater / Full Circle Automotive Inc).”



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The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area G, Electoral Area F and the Village of Radium Hot Springs. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from July 5, 2019 to July 22, 2019 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing.



A public hearing will be held at: Edgewater Community Hall 4818 Selkirk Avenue, Edgewater, BC Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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Bylaw No. 2936 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 350, 2019 (Edgewater / Full Circle Automotive Inc)” will amend the designation of Parcel F (KW183306) Block 6, District Lot 353, Kootenay District, Plan 1185, from C-1, Community Commercial Zone to C-2, Service Commercial Zone.

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Million-dollar view

Their offerings include cabbage rolls, goulash soup, chicken paprikash, crepes and more. They also serve Citadella Restaurant in standard fare that ranges the Rocky Mountain Springs from steak to pasta and can Lodge offers such a stunning prepare vegetarian, gluten panorama of the Valley that free and lactose free meals. owner Steven Zoltan calls Plus they are fully licensed. it his million-dollar view. With so many options, Guests on Citadella’s patio Mr. Zoltan can’t choose just are treated to the vista as they one favourite dish. enjoy the Hungarian fare “It’s hard to decide. Evfor which the restaurant is erything is very good,” he known. said. “The beef stew is very “We have a beautiful Andrew Szabo, Edith Fazakas famous. The chicken papriview on the top of a hill. and Steven Zoltan That’s why people like to come here – and kash is one of the favourites... Everybody loves the food,” he said. “We have an unobstructed Hungarian food. It’s very good. We have plenbird’s eye view of the Rockies from our balco- ty of repeat customers. Everybody who comes ny... We are very high up so we are above the to eat, they all love it, so they all come back.” trees so it’s a very nice view because we can see Their chef, Andrew Szabo, is also from all of Radium from up here and the moun- Hungary. While Mr. Szabo works in a tains... It’s very quiet and we have a lot of popular restaurant in London, England, he is hummingbirds and we just don’t even know preparing the food at Citadella Restaurant we are in a town.” this summer. Citadella Restaurant is not only in town: Mr. Szabo came from a family of chefs; at 5067 Madsen Road it’s just a two-minute mother and grandmother were chefs themdrive up from the intersection of Highway 95 selves. He learned the trade young at home and also studied as a chef and a pastry chef. and Highway 93. “He makes excellent desserts too. Sixteen years ago when Mr. Zoltan heard Somloi Galushka (trifle) is our most famous the venue was available, he snapped it up. “I like people and I like helping the cus- one,” said Mr. Zoltan. “He likes the mountains tomers and I like serving. I serve with my wife and he really likes what he is doing so we have (Edith Fazakas)... We are Hungarians so we really, really good food.” are specializing in Hungarian food.” Call 250-347-9548 for your reservation. Sponsored content by Dauna Ditson


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Museum presents old time film festival Submitted by Windermere District Historical Society

During preparation for some new displays at the Windermere Valley Museum - relating to both still and movie cameras and projectors that relied on film - research was undertaken to find more information on the early years here in the Valley. Back in 1963 the Valley Echo stated that the Lake Windermere Players Club “by special arrangement with the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Toby The- Image from the film Rose Marie, showing atre” were bringing in some high quality July 21st at 2 p.m. movies - at that time already more than 22 years old - on 35mm film that could only on Saturday, July 20th, and three more on Sunday, July 21, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 be played at the Toby Theater. In the mid 1930s to mid 1940s MGM p.m., leaving time for your own picnic on was getting considerable recognition for ex- the lawn, visiting all 11 of the museum’s cellent musical scoring and sound record- buildings, and patrons perhaps stepping ing. The Lake Windermere Players rightly out to a local dinning establishment during picked their selection from that time peri- the longer break before the evening film. Patrons may just attend certain indiod. Even though they are now more than vidual pictures if preferred. The museum 78 years old, the museum decided to pick where these movies will be presented is from the same time period. The present located in Invermere’s flagpole park. Adselection has some overlap with the Lake Windermere Players selection made 56 mission is by donation. Seating is limited. years ago, just showing that the people with Reserve ahead by phoning the museum acute discernment in the fine arts may still 250-342-9769. If filled early a second find satisfaction and pleasure in that de- showing may be arranged. See show details on page 5 of this cade of very fine movie making. week’s Pioneer. This ‘festival’ includes three movies

A BIG THANK YOU to the 75 volunteers and 1,450 patrons for supporting our summer fundraiser.

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With your help, the BIG Book Sale raised over $11,500 for Invermere Public Library programs. A special thank you to Columbia Valley Sign Artists, Palliser Printing, Invermere/Golden Home Hardware and DTSS woodworking students.

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September 7, 1925 ~ July 5, 2019 After a brief illness Arlene passed away peacefully at East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 93. Arlene was an amazing cook, was famous for her handmade rugs, enjoyed anytime spent with family and friends, she loved the outdoors including fishing. Arlene and Ross married for 55 years did not have children of their own but will be deeply missed by their nieces and nephews. Arlene leaves those who knew her lots of beautiful memories and will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ross Campbell. As per Arlene’s wishes there will be no service. Donations may be made in her honor to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=bc . Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com

Ferguson, Anne Anne Ferguson, passed away on the evening of May 14, 2019 after suffering a severe aneurysm in the early morning of May 13, 2019. The Paramedics, Dr. Page, Invermere Hospital staff, “Stars” and Foothills Neurological Team gave her the utmost care - she never regained consciousness. Ray stayed with her as always. Anne was a special person deeply loved by Ray; Sisters Marika Kirchpfennig of Vernon and Irene (Jim) Hallisey of Kelowna; Nephews and Nieces; Mike (Cappi) Skubiak of Salmon Arm, Steven Skubiak of Kelowna, James (Eva) Hallisey of Whistler, Kathryn Hallisey of Vancouver and Grand Nephews and Nieces; Ben Skubiak, Emmy Skubiak, Jasmine Skubiak, Sam Skubiak, Laura Hallisey & Sister in Law Janet (Mike Skubiak 10/07/2015). Anne never had children of her own and was special Auntie Anne to all children and will be lovingly remembered by her friends and everyone who knew her. Anne was a fun-loving caring person who never entirely grew up. Anne and Ray were just starting a new life in Kelowna and were just completing the move to a wonderfully located apartment in North Glenmore. Many of Anne’s closest Friends in the Invermere Hospital Auxiliary and The Invermere Fitness Centre honoured her with Farewell Luncheon & Dinner parties which she enjoyed immensely. Anne was predeceased by her parents and 3 brothers. Anne was born along with twin sister Marika, on May 25, 1941 in Rivercourse Alberta where she lived for 11 years before moving to the family farm in Rutland BC. Anne was a very proud Canadian and immediately after graduation and at an early age joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where she trained for what was to become her life long career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Anne was a hard worker, extremely organized & tidy and loved the then discipline and organization of the Armed Forces which she would have probably adopted as a life long career if her Father had not taken seriously ill, whereupon she returned to Kelowna. It was then that she met Ray and they fell in love. Those were fun times to enjoy being single for a few years more. They were married on October 10, 1970 (10-10-70) the newlyweds made their home in Vernon, lived for a few years on Vancouver Island and then to Invermere in 1995. Anne had too many friends to regularly keep in touch with although she never missed a family Birthday. Anne loved travel & exploring trips but only for a few days mainly in Canada and the States with only one exception of touring Ireland. Anne’s wish is to be cremated with her ashes to be laid to rest beside her parents in the Kelowna Glenmore Cemetery. There are some plans for a celebration of Life in Invermere, but as Anne & Ray’s move is still in transition and with our home & family which are all central to our North Glenmore home in Kelowna, being the first concern, makes timing uncertain. Please do not spend money on flowers, I think if you must spend some money, Anne would be most pleased if you donated to “Stars” Air Ambulance Service.

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July 20th Garage Sale. 1630 Victoria Ave., Windermere. Something for everyone, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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S OBITUARY S Turner, Donna-Fay Jean

January 3, 1939 – July 11, 2019 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Donna on July 11, 2019 at the age of 80. She passed peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Invermere Hospital. Donna was born and raised in Cranbrook and was always surrounded by family. She attended grade school throughout her early years and after graduation she moved to Calgary and attended Mount Royal College. After graduation she returned to Cranbrook where she worked in many different jobs including Gulf Oil, the Cranbrook Post Office, and in her later years with SD# 5 as a noon-hour and bus supervisor. In 1967 Donna married her loving husband Darwin and raised their boys Donald and Darryl in the community of Cranbrook being actively involved in Scouts, Minor Hockey, Minor Ball and finding time to hunt, motorbike and camp. Donna was always very active, being a member of the local Race Car Club, the Cranbrook Snowmobile Association and the Kimberley Golf & Country Club to name a few. Donna loved dancing, camping, travelling but most of all loved being around family and friends. Donna and Darwin moved to Oliver, B.C in 2008 before moving back to Cranbrook in 2014. During this time Donna started to have some health issues and it was determined that she had Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). PSP is a rare neurodegenerative disease that develops because of the deterioration of brain cells leading to loss of balance, inability to walk, falling spells, stiffness, loss of speech, and eventually loss of ability to swallow. As a result of declining health, Donna and Darwin moved to Columbia Garden Village in Invermere in 2015. Donna spent her last four years at CGV. During those years, looking after Darwin and battling her own health issues, Donna still found a way to enjoy each and every day and make a noticeable impression on the staff and residents of CGV. Everyone knew Donna and it was inspiring to see her embrace the daily challenges that she faced. She will be missed by many. To the staff at Ivy House, that helped care for Donna during the last few years, the family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude for the special care that was given to her. Donna is lovingly remembered and survived by sons Darryl Turner (Jennifer), Donald Turner (Lori) & daughter Lorrie Mills (Dan) 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother Gordon Laidlaw (Margaret), sisters Shirley Marcellus (Aubrey), Gail Bellamy several nephews and nieces. Donna was predeceased by her parents Alex & Lillian Laidlaw, her loving husband Darwin Turner (passed July 4, 2016) brothersin-law Doug Turner, Ed Perrin, Ian Bellamy, Sister’s-in-law Inga Turner, Claudia Perrin and her nephew Clayton Perrin. There will be a service held at McPherson Funeral Service Chapel in Cranbrook on Monday July 29, 2019 at 10:00 am. Reception to follow the graveside ceremony at Laidlaw residence. Donations in Donna’s honor may be made to the Diabetes Association www.diabetes.ca/en-CA/donate. Or National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com

ANNOUNCEMENT Steamboat Mountain Music Festival DUCK RACE WINNERS First Prize $500 Anna Timossheko - Duck #158 Second Prize $300 Vera Bristow - Duck #115 Third Prize $200 Bill Polzin - Duck # 155 Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who bought Duck Race Tickets to support the Steamboat Mountain Music Society Bursary Narcotics Anonymous. If Drugs or Alcohol are causing problems or conflict in your life, NA can help. All meetings are at 7 p.m. every Thursday at 4878 Athalmer Rd. Alcoholics Anonymous. If alcohol is causing problems or conflict in your life, AA can help. All meetings are at 8 p.m. For more information, please call 250342-2424. Columbia United AA, Invermere: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the BC Service Building, South End – 624 4th St., Invermere. Thursday at the Firehall Building, 8853 Grainger Rd., Canal Flats. Radium Friendship Group: Friday at the Catholic Church, East Side of Main St. With the exception of Tuesday, all meetings are open. Al-Anon. Are you concerned about or affected by someone else’s drinking? If so, please join us. Al-Anon meets EVERY Monday in Invermere at 7:15 p.m., at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 712 – 12th Ave (behind the Invermere hospital). For information, please call 250342-8255.


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CHEERS & JEERS Cheers to Tao with Parks Canada! You really helped us out and made our trip out to the mountains so perfect! A great big Cheers to Mike, Arly and the staff at Walkers Auto repair. They went above and beyond to get my pickup repaired so I could leave as scheduled and got warranty on prematurely failed parts from a Calgary installer. I wouldn’t go anywhere else now. Jeers to me for complaining about the tow planes and gliders last week. I’m beginning to realize that other people are out enjoying their lives as well as me and we all have a right to our fun! Have a great summer adventurous Invermere! Cheers to our super awesome camping crew. Premier Lake was epic! Until the next one...

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For Rent “3 bedroom, 1 bathroom fully furnished and equipped suite for rent; $1300/month including all utilities and internet; available Sept. 1/19” Please call 403-6163184.

Selling a move-in ready house on two beautiful lots. This home has two bedrooms, four appliances, a fresh coat of paint, stylish new flooring, a new deck, a full walk out basement with electric furnace and a wood stove. Close to amenities. Well cared for by original owners Asking Price $239,000 Open to offers. For viewing and/or more info. Call 250-342-6832 or 250342-3300.

16” 1999 Harbercraft aluminium welded fishing boat, 50HP Mercury 2 stroke + EZ Loader trailer. $5000 250-342-1545


2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900. Classic Special Edition. Great bike for female riders. Whitewall tires, new rear tire (2018). New battery (2017), Saddlebags, Footboards, Heel/toe shifter, Stereo, vanity lighting. Never dropped, pristine. 22,300 kms, $6,000 O.B.O. Contact 587-4378144.

HOUSE FOR RENT Cheers to my wife Lindsey for jumping in the Radium pool on the weekend to rescue a young swimmer who was struggling. Grateful for her watchful eye! Extra Cheers to her mom who cheered her on! Jeers to owners that turned their long-term housing rentals into Airbnb rentals. There are very few long-term rentals left, especially affordable ones. Owners please think of the people working hard in this community that love living here but are in desperate housing situations, we need housing! Jeers to the dog walkers that cut in front of an emergency vehicle trying to get to the Hospital. Jeers to everyone that won’t pull over for flashing lights, it’s the law. You should have to take your driver’s exam again. Cheers to the Glider pilot that preformed some amazing acrobatics buzzing mount swansea on the 11th. You turned an awesome hike into a spectacular one.

Cheers to the DOI for the color and content of the community sign. A great big appreciated Cheers to everyone who gives me compliments on what I do and when I walk through town also on my fashion in clothing. It makes my day. Be happy I am still able to get around on my own. Cheers to Summit Trail Makers Society and all the volunteers who did such a great maintenance job on the trails so the rest of us can enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Be sure to check out their Facebook page and website.

LOST AND FOUND Found: Boat key on 10th Ave. across from Hospital. Please call the Pioneer or drop in to see if it is yours. Lost: One pair of women’s glasses on the path between Home Hardware and Tim Hortons. Please call 778-526-5256.

Cheers” to the Friends of the STORAGE Library for hosting a fabulous NEWHOUSE Big Book Sale once again. To all STORAGE of the volunteers who assisted Various sizes available. with the planning, book displays Now with and those who also cleaned up climate-controlled units. after the very successful event Call 250-342-3637. - “à votre santé”. “Euge” to all of the purchasers who went STORAGE SPACE home with treasures. “Skal” to everyone who supports Assorted sizes, easy access, municipal and public libraries. immediate availability, longterm or short-term. Deck Happy reading! Properties Warehouse, Industrial Huge Cheers to Kayja Becker for Park: 250-342-3166. keeping United Dance alive.


Giant Cheers to CANFOR for the beautiful lumber they donated, to Home Hardware for the material donation and to Bobby Wright D.T.S.S. wood class for building the fantastic panels to complete an enchanting theme for the 2019 Prom.

Office/Commercial Space for rent in historic McKay House 2nd floor 613 12th Street, Invermere, approx.. 1300 sq. ft. Furniture included if wanted. 250-3415111 or rkmc@telus.net.

Beautiful 3 bedroom cabin in the best lake community in the valley. Private yard. Large deck. Mature trees. Beautiful park and beach area with playground, tennis courts, beach volleyball. Private beach. Close to golf, hot springs and minutes from the town of Invermere. Weekly summer rentals available. contact rentalinfo1@shaw.ca or call 403-988-6855.

CONDO FOR RENT For rent in Radium, 2-bdrm, 4 bath, ground level condo. Beautiful views backs on to Springs Golf course. All appliances, fireplace, fully furnished. 2 car garage. N/S, N/P, references please. $1650/mo, call 250-342-3790. Radium. Main floor condo. 2-bdrm, 2 bath, dining room. Laundry. Fireplace. Heated parking. No smoking, no pets, no parties. References. $900, incl utilities. 403-609-0199 or 403679-1666, or donnagbarry@ hotmail.com Akiskinook Resort: 1-bdrm condo, weekly summer rentals. Call for availability and rental prices 403-281-3991. Condo for rent in Radium. Pinewood building on Stanley Street. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, parking underground, laundry room in the condo. $1,250/mo fully furnished. Available September 1st. Please phone 403-999-2783 or 403-264-2782.

LOT/ACREAGE FOR SALE ELKHORN COUNTRY ESTATES Phases 1 and 2 sold out. Selling Phase 3 now. 2.5 to 4.7 acre parcels. Starting at $159,000 + GST. Phone Elkhorn Ranch. 250-342-1268. www.elkhornranches.com.

2-bdrm + den, 2-bath, lake/ mountain view, heated garage, top floor. Walk to beach. 1-403968-9222.

MISC. FOR SALE BC Fruit - Brought to you direct from the farms! Blueberries and all that the Okanagan has to offer. Follow us on FB Weaver’s Bee Co. to reserve ahead of time or come and see what we have. 250-270-1402 call or text.

FIREWOOD Support Rockies Hockey firewood. Contact email cvrockies.firewood@gmail.com or call 250-342-1624 for more info or to place an order. Pine Firewood. Pine and Fir available. Call 250-342-6068.

BOATS FOR SALE Santee Kayak, next to new 14 foot 2-person converts to one person. Includes paddles and bailer. Barely used. $1000.00. Located in CastleRock; Dave 403815-1882.

16 1/2 Handcrafted Prospector Kevlar Canoe. Unique Design. Cherry white ash decks, Cherry gunnels, white ash thwart and seat frames $1800 Call 250-3425274.


VEHICLES FOR SALE 2003 Oldmobile Alero, 189300 kms, manual transmission, good condition, $1200 O.B.O. Call 250342-5650.

RV FOR SALE 1999 24ft Travel Trailer clean/ good condition 250-342-9636.

SERVICES Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Environmentally friendly products. Dry in 1 hour! Call 250-688-0213 or visit www.heavensbest.ca. Shannon’s Blinds & Designs Thank you for your votes - Best of Business Awards! Blinds, Drapery, Phantom Screens & more 250-342-5749, shannonsblinds@yahoo.ca.

SERVICES NEW IN THE VALLEY! LEE’S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR SHOP Specializing in chain saw, lawn mower & trimmer repairs and maintenance. Industrial #2 Road across from NAPA Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 250-341-2551 Offering Excellent Service & Fair Pricing call for a quote! B.B.’s Home & Lawn Care Services: Handyman Services, Renovations, Moving, Dump runs. Yard/Eaves-troughs/ House Cleaning. 250-688-2897 or 403-861-8782. Pike Contracting Excavating and Skid Steer services. Call Jason 250-342-5277. SOLÉ DECOR N’ MORE Custom blinds/drapery/ upholstery/flooring/ renovations. Call 250-688-2897 or 403-861-8782, soledecor@shaw.ca, www.Studio222calgary.com. Journeyman Electrician, Red Seal Certified No job to small Give me a call ask for Rob@ 250342-3235 Handyman: Small projects around the house. Tune-up Golf Carts, Ride on Lawn Mowers etc. Call Jeff 250-341-8146 leave a message.


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Rocky Mountain Swim Lessons is open for registration. Sign up now for the weeks you want. Red Cross Swim Lessons, Bronze Level Lifesaving Lessons and new this year DIVING lessons. Come and learn to swim at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Email info@ rockymountainswimlessons.ca.

Finishing Touch Landscapes looking for lawn mowing labourer, prior experience not necessary, must be available until end of October, physically fit. Position starts at $18 per hour. Send Resume to: lawnape@shaw.ca

HELP WANTED Invermere Petro-Can is currently accepting resumes for F/T and P/T employment. Wages starting at $15/hr. Apply in person to 185 Laurier Street, Invermere between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cafe Allium is looking for servers, busser, dish washer and a line cook. Experience needed. Please email to cafeallium@gmail.com or drop off resume. Everett Frater Enterprises now hiring Lawn maintenance employees for Mon-Fri, weekends off. Call 250-3425645.

July 18, 2019


Sobeys Invermere is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Online Automotive is looking for licensed mechanic, 2nd or 3rd year apprentice, must be independent and able to deal with customers, wages dependent on experience. Call 250-342-0058, or e-mail cooder@hotmail.com.

Deli, A la Carte Clerks (Two full-time positions)

PAINTER WANTED Looking for a reliable, experienced painter, male or female for full time employment. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Call 250-342- 5682 (The Home Renovation Centre)

Please apply at customer service. Must be willing to work evenings, and weekends.

Grocery Clerk (Part-time)


Licensed Esthetician Massage Therapist

Land Act:

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

80% Commission

Take notice that, Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society, from Invermere, BC, has applied to the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD), Kootenay Boundary Region, for a License of Occupation for a community facility situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Forster Creek.

Please submit your resume to gm@copperpointresort.com


Part-time, permanent www.valleyfoundation.ca

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have managerial and operational responsibility for the Community Valley Community Foundation and the execution of its mission. The successful candidate will: • • • • •

Ensure continued growth of CVCF’s donations and major gifts, and consistent quality of administration, finance, communications; Seek out and act on leadership opportunities that fit the Foundation’s goal of being a proactive community leader; Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, from web presence to external relations; Provide on-going support to the board and committees; and Maintain and honour established connections with donors, the charitable community and CVCF’s strategic partners.

The ideal ED candidate will have proven management, finance, administration and communications experience, including the following qualifications: • • • • Proposed site 19km Forster Service Rd

Casual Position:

Hours: Scheduled on call Shift schedule: On call Start date: Approximately the 1st of August, 2019 Duties: The Safe Homes support worker is part of a team of casual staff that agrees to carry a cellular phone and serve scheduled on-call duty for the Safe Homes Program. Support workers are on call on week days and evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. When called out, the support worker provides a confidential emergency service for the provision of temporary, safe and supportive accommodation for women and their children who have experienced or who are at risk of abuse, threats or violence. Support workers will provide transportation, information, support and, when appropriate, follow-up support for women. Qualifications: A Grade 12 diploma, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and some knowledge of women’s issues with a feminist perspective. A valid B.C. driver’s license is essential.

We are looking to expand our Spa team with the following positions:


Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. Access to these records requires the submission of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Visit www.gov.bc.ca/freedomofinformation to learn more about FOI submissions.

Safe Homes Program – Support Worker

Application process and deadline: Submit a resume and cover letter to Purnima Gosavi, Director of Program Management pgosavi@familydynamix.ca, by 4 p.m., July 18, 2019.

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FLNRORD invites comments on this application, the Lands File is 4406036. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to Authorization Specialist, FLNRORD, Kootenay Boundary Region, at 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1. Comments will be received by FLNRORD up to August 25, 2019. FLNRORD may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http://comment.nrs.gov. bc.ca/ for more information.


Post-secondary education or equivalent professional courses or experience in the charitable, not-for-profit sector or business administration preferred; Strong marketing and public relations experience; Exceptional written and oral communications skills; Previous experience with fundraising, gift management, granting, financial reporting for the charitable sector preferred; and Proficiency with technology and related software, including accounting, database, website maintenance, social media and communications systems. Interested in this opportunity? Please email a cover letter and resume to info@valleyfoundation.ca by 12 p.m., Friday, August 9th, 2019. Remuneration based on skills and experience.

Arena Facility Operator/ Park Facilites Labourer The Village of Canal Flats has an opening for the position of Arena Operator/Park Facilities Labourer. The position requires considerable physical effort and agility in the safe performance of a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled arena maintenance, grounds maintenance, construction, janitorial and ice making work at the Canal Flats Arena and other Village facilities. Winter duties will include monitoring refrigeration equipment, ice-making, installation and resurfacing of the ice. As well as performing routine janitorial duties. Summer duties will include a combination of tasks related to the construction, repair and maintenance of all municipal grounds, facilities and infrastructure, and small machine operation. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and an independent worker. Effective communication skills and ability to work positively with the public is essential. For full details regarding the position, please contact the Village Office for a copy of the job description. Usual hours will be 40 hours per week, which will include evenings and/or weekends. Shifts will vary dependant upon Village requirements. Required qualifications include completion of Grade 12, valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, Ice Facility Operator certification or higher, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certification. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a resume and references in confidence, no later than 4:30pm, Monday, July 22, 2019. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resume to: Adrian Bergles, CAO, Village of Canal Flats PO Box 159 Canal Flats, BC V0B 1B0 Phone: 250-349-5462 Email: village@canalflats.ca

Just a reminder… The classified deadline is 12 noon Friday.

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Wheely fun We asked Pioneer readers to submit some of their favourite mountain biking shots from around the Valley this summer. These are some of the fabulous photos sent in. Thanks readers, and keep having fun out there this summer!




Invermere/Golden Home Hardware is HIRING for the following positions:

• Yard Labourer • Paint Expert • Appliance Delivery/Installer

• Kitchen Designer • Project Sales Associate • Sales Associate

Don’t Miss an Issue! N E W S PA P E R

Please apply in person, fill out application at Customer Service or send your resume to: hr@invermerehardware.ca Attention: Susanne L’Heureux






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HELP WANTED Wanted 2 F/T Restaurant Cooks, Rocky River Grill, 8888 Arrow Road, Invermere, B.C. Permanent, F/T shifts, overtime, weekends, days and evenings, $16/hour for 40 hours per week. Overtime after 40 hours. Minimum several years’ experience and completion of Secondary School. DUTIES: Prepare and cook full course meals, prepare and cook individual dishes and foods, ensure quality of food portions, work with minimal supervision, prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances. Inspect Kitchens and Food service areas. Please forward resume to Justin Atterbury by fax 250-342-8889 or email justatterbury@hotmail. com.

NORTHERN GATEWAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS requires 3 Fulltime teachers at Twilight and Homeland Colony Schools in beautiful rural Valleyview. Successful applicants will instruct grades 4-9 in a small multi-grade colony school. Apply at: ngps.ca/careers.

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Eileen Fiell found a tired silkmoth in her yard and offered it shelter and a strawberry. Despite her caretaking, the gigantic moth – which had a wingspan of six inches – passed away and shrivelled down to four inches. “It’s free to a bug collector or a moth and butterfly collector,” Ms. Fiell said, adding that the winged creature is so stunning it deserves to be preserved on a pin. To collect the moth, email eileenf@telus.net. While silk moths are common in British Columbia, Tammy McMullan of the Entomological Society of British Columbia said: “They are impressive moths and it’s always great to know that native species are doing well.” - reporter@columbiavalleypioneer.com

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Beauty surrounds you in every direction on this 42.5 acre property just minutes from Invermere. Sloping gently to the east, take in the panoramic views of the Valley, Columbia River Wetlands, and the Rocky Mountains. A high producing well is already in place, and so many locations on the property are potential homesites. The property is not in the ALR and Zoned A-2, which offers the potential for 2 parcels of 20+ acres each. An exceptional property. Call your realtor today to explore the possibilities.

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Healer finds reward in restoring health

Heather Fischbuch’s varied medicine bag includes needles, scented plants and more

By Dauna Ditson reporter@columbiavalleypioneer.com Heather Fischbuch cares for everyone from newborn babies to those in hospice beds using the wholistic health practices for which she developed an appreciation as a young child. “My French grandma would smear stuff on us whenever we had colds – and I as a kid was kind of a sickly kid having had bronchitis and pneumonia – and her remedies seemed to do a lot of good for me. And then my German grandma would make us teas and tinctures and whatever the French grandma’s smearing didn’t cure, the German grandma’s teas and tinctures addressed and raised me up to be a pretty strong and resilient-health adult,” she said. As an acupuncturist, rehabilitator, herbalist, aromatherapist, massage therapist and reflexologist who uses traditional Chinese medicine and diet therapy, Ms. Fischbuch employs a variety of methods

nal issues like arto help her clients. thritis and strains Ms. Fischbuch and backaches and became a registered things, but it also acupuncturist earlitreats internal iser this year and addsues,” she said, listed the tiny needles, ing off Crohn’s, which are about as Irritable Bowl Synthick as a strand of drome, fertility ishair – to her medisues and menopause cine bag after giving challenges as just a too many massages few examples. and developing ten“It’s not always donitis and arthriarthritis. Sometimes tis. it’s insomnia, some“In our busy times it’s anxiety, summers you sometimes it’s diwould do a year’s worth of massages Heather Fischbuch, owner of Flourishing gestion or sciatica or Submitted photo you name it.” in three months,” Health in Invermere. The needles she said. “I wore my own hands out, and acupuncture gave me themselves are optional – acupressure or a lot of relief so it was just sort of a natural aromatherapy could suffice – but she said fit to go and pursue that and now offer it the pokes aren’t as bad as phobics might think, adding that they’re nothing like to my clients.” She said acupuncture can help with immunization needles and only cause the 140 conditions and ones you wouldn’t slightest sensation. expect. How slight? Sometimes her human “Acupuncture not only treats exter- pincushions fall asleep on her table during

SHUSWAP INDIAN BAND 3A – 492 ARROW ROAD, INVERMERE, BC V0A 1K2 TEL: 250-341-3678 • FAX: 250-341-3683 www.ShuswapBand.net

N O T I C E O F T R E S PA S S L AW N O. 0 0 0 1 The Shuswap Indian Band Land Code was enacted on February 1, 2015.

their sessions. “Not only do we treat the issue, we really have to address the underlying cause that got it to that place. So is it overuse – as it was in my case – or is it something in their diet that has impacted either their fertility or their digestion?” she asked. “We look at the whole picture of what’s brought them to this place of unbalance that causes the majority of diseases.” Ms. Fischbuch also offers medicine walks and aromatherapy workshops through the College of the Rockies. Aromatherapy is “very concentrated herbal medicine, and it’s not just for smelling pretty and scenting up a room,” she said. “By putting it on the body, you’re getting a therapeutic dose of those plants’ chemistry.” Ms. Fischbuch is available to see clients on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and on Wednesdays and Fridays during the day. To find out more or to schedule a date with some needles or scents, book an appointment at www.flourishinghealth.ca. “I can’t think of a more rewarding career than being able to help restore someone’s health,” she said.



3A – 492 ARROW ROAD, INVERMERE, BC V0A 1K2 TEL: 250-341-3678 • FAX: 250-341-3683 www.ShuswapBand.net


Pursuant to the Land Code, Shuswap Indian Band has the right to make laws on a variety of land related matters for Shuswap Indian Band Reserve No. 0 and as such the Trespass Law. No. 0001 was passed on September 12, 2018 and comes into effect on November 7, 2018. Obtain a copy from the Shuswap Administration Office or download from: www.shuswapband.net/images/_pdfs/TrespassLaw.pdf.

Notice is hereby given that Kinbasket Water and Sewer Company Ltd. has adopted a new Water Tariff No. 1 regulating customer rates and terms for service effective June 26, 2018. This Tariff applies to all existing and new customers of Kinbasket Water and Sewer Company Ltd. receiving water service from the utility.

Residents, lessors, potential buyers or sellers of property on Reserve should be aware of the Trespass Law authority. If you have questions about the law or other land matters, including the purchase or sale of property, contact the Lands Department at (250) 341-3678 (Ext. #1014) or landclerk@shuswapband.net.

The Tariff is available for public viewing at the main office of the utility at Shuswap Indian Band’s Administration Office located at the address above between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.



3A – 492 ARROW ROAD, INVERMERE, BC V0A 1K2 TEL: 250-341-3678 • FAX: 250-341-3683 www.ShuswapBand.net

3A – 492 ARROW ROAD, INVERMERE, BC V0A 1K2 TEL: 250-341-3678 • FAX: 250-341-3683 www.ShuswapBand.net


NOTICE OF LAND CODE AUTHORIT Y The Shuswap Indian Band Land Code was enacted on February 1, 2015.



Under the Land Code, any grant or disposition of a lease, license, easement or permit on Reserve to a non-Shuswap member requires the written consent of Shuswap Chief and Council (s. 30.5). Additionally, no interest in the Reserve can be transferred or assigned (by way of leasehold or otherwise) without the written consent of Council (s. 35.3). Moreover, any document which purports to grant or dispose of such interests without Council consent will be deemed void (s. 30.3).

Please be advised that when purchasing property interests located on Shuswap Indian Reserve No. 0 (the “Reserve”), those interests will be subject to the Shuswap Indian Band Property Taxation Law, 2008 (“Taxation Law”), and the Shuswap Indian Band Property Assessment Law, 2008 (the “Assessment Law”)

Furthermore, the Land Code requires that all interests in the Reserve be registered in the First Nation Lands Register, absent which they will not be enforceable (s. 28). As a result, “buckshee leases” (leases which have not followed the appropriate procedures set out in the Land Code and which have not been registered accordingly) are not enforceable and are strongly discouraged by the Shuswap Indian Band.

The Taxation Law also requires that all interests in the Reserve be registered with the British Columbia Assessment Authority (“BCAA”)

Finally, we note that pursuant to the Land Code, Shuswap Indian Band has the right to make laws on a variety of land related matters which may impact on the property to be purchased. Given this, we ask that all potential buyers or sellers of property on Reserve be aware of the Land Code authority. We further ask that you direct all interested in purchasing property on the Reserve to make an appointment with the Shuswap Indian Band Lands Department to discuss these matters at (250) 341-3678 (Ext. #1014), or landclerk@shuswapband.net. Obtain a copy at the Administration Officer or download from: www. shuswapband.net/images/_pdfs/LandCode.pdf.

Under the Taxation Law, Shuswap Indian Band may make laws respecting taxation for local purposes of reserve lands, interests in reserve lands or rights to occupy, possess or use reserve lands;

For the property assessment process, the Shuswap Indian Band has contracted with the British Columbia Assessment Authority (BCAA) to assess real property. BCAA uses the guidelines set out in the Shuswap Indian Band’s Assessment Law. Properties are assessed at actual value as of July 1 of the year during which the assessment roll is completed. The value is determined, considering the physical condition and permitted use of the property, on October 31 (December 31 for manufactured homes). If you are considering purchasing or leasing property on the Reserve, please contact the Shuswap Indian Band Property Taxation Department to discuss these matters, and other matters related to the taxation of property interests on the Reserve. The Taxation Department can be reached at (250) 341-3678 (Ext. 1003), or by email at: dof@shuswapband.net between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

July 18, 2019

The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 27

The holiness of silence

By Laura Hermakin Reverend Christ Church Trinity There was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake, a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. 1Kings:19:11b-13 Silence is like good health, most valued when taken away, cherished when recovered, as with the rush of light, when we realize we have been deprived of it. Silence is an overwhelming presence that brings lasting gifts all the more precious for their rarity. Silence is a wonder for all the nuances and qualities that come with it: a starlit night in the wilderness; a deserted church, empty yet holy; fresh snow; a glance between a loving couple – all different; all magical. It’s why we whisper when we pray and “I love you’s” are spoken softly. It’s a tribute to the silence of special places and moments, the mystery of special moods that we know are fragile and transitory which the merest sound

can drive then away. We know in our soul that we ought not to disturb these times. They are as skylarks, timid, poised to swoosh away. The best communication that happens between people is often silent. It’s one of life’s mysteries – how we make ourselves understood, share a moment, communicate love and passion with a glance, more effectively than with words. So much of what we say to people is not important. It won’t be remembered or it’ll be misunderstood. Really crucial things are communicated wordlessly, with a mere squeeze of the hand, a smile or with a look in which you may find yourself gazing into the very depths of someone else’s silence. The wordless way we communicate vital thoughts and emotions are personal, requiring awareness, fullness of soul, love and silence. Silence is a way of communicating like the way we’re taught to communicate with God, the way we’re taught to pray. Prayer, even for those who find it difficult, is enabled by silence. Silence and stillness is the route to holiness and communion with God. There’s a reason Jesus and many mystics sought out the wilderness for inspiration and to nurture their special sight. They were seeking holy silence – the consuming presence of an empty, quiet space, which is the surest conduit to God and the things of God that nature allows. To seek silence is to seek God. To love silence and learn the beauty of stillness is to invite God to touch us and our lives. And in silence God finds us and speaks to us in ways that can enlighten, inspire or confound. A silent place is a holy place if we can learn to hear and love that mystical nothingness that is everything.

Rubber duckies get stuckies By Anne Jardine Steamboat Mountain Music Society A mysterious disappearance occurred in the 2019 Steamboat Mountain Music Festival Duck Race on Vermillion Irrigation Flume in Edgewater. The rain was bucketing down on race day, July 4th. The ducks had been launched at the reservoir, and the race monitors waited at the finish line for four hours, soaked to the bones in the unrelenting downpour. No ducks. The flume had some kind of blockage that trapped the little rubber duckies, although it did allow the water to flow normally. Duck race monitors Darel Lang, John MacRobbie, and Noreen Madden decided to scratch and postpone the race until the ducks were retrieved and the blockage was cleared from the place where the ducks got stuck. The flume flow was turned off, and after a search, which involved the unwanted assistance of a black bear, the ducks turned up on Saturday, July 6th, a little muddy, but all 200 accounted for. The race was reset for July 11th - one week after the first try. This time the weather was sunny and the ducks sailed smoothly along the 7.5 km run in just under two hours. The winning ducks were #158, #115, and #155. Last Duck was #192. The $500 First Prize was awarded to Anna Timossheko; $300 Second Prize went to Vera Bristow; and Bill Polzin won the $200 Third Prize.

Sunday, July 21st 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • www.lakewindermerealliance.org

WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY ANGLICAN-UNITED Worship every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Christ Church Trinity, Invermere 1st and 3rd Sunday, 9 a.m. March - December All Saint’s, Edgewater 2nd Sunday, 7 p.m. July-Sept St. Peter’s, Windermere Reverend Laura Hermakin 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-6644 • www.wvsm.ca

VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Sunday 10 a.m.: Worship Services. Pastor Murray Wittke 4814 Highway Drive, Windermere 250-342-9511 • www.valleychristianonline.com

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday, 4:30 p.m.: St. Anthony’s, Canal Flats. Saturday, 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.: Canadian Martyrs’ – Invermere Sunday, 11 a.m.: St. Joseph’s – Radium. Father Jojo Augustine • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere 250-342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Lay Worship Services, Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Christ Church Trinity, 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere (Small Chapel) Pastor Doug Lutz, 250-464-0100 Email: mtzionlc@hotmail.com




Sunday 10 a.m. Worship service Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937




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Includes 2 18 hole green fees and a cart. Sunday-Wednesday after 2 pm (Excluding long weekends)

Round two of the 2019 Duck Race (top right) and this year’s winning ducks (above). Submitted photos


Tee Times – 250-342-3004 Windermerevalleygolfcourse.com

Worship Service, Sunday, 10 a.m. • Relief Society, 11:15 a.m. President Rick Daniels • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-421-3756


914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Tel: 250-342-9281 • Fax: 250-342-2934

ROAD CLOSURE The following roads will be closed on Saturday, July 20th, 6 am – 3 pm for Valley Appreciation Day

7th Avenue from 10th Street to 13th Street and 13th Street from 7th Avenue to 4th Avenue and 12th Street (Cenotaph) Any cars parked here after 6 am on Saturday, July 20th will be towed at owners expense.

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July 18, 2019

Water flows through this land

Submitted by Tracy Connery

Water flows through this land. And it’s the water we seek when we come here. Hours spent on the boat or stretched out in the sun, idly floating on a SUP; family paddling or float trips on the river; hikes along fresh and misty creeks, climbing to epic heights in search of that untouched turquoise tarn. Our Columbia Valley lifestyle and experience centres around water. No matter the season, we love our lives spent on, and around, the lakes, rivers, and creeks that have sustained and inspired others here for centuries. But what of life beyond the water? What is it that the land surrounding the cool, sparkling, azure depths provides us? Easy. A rugged abundance of nature, wildlife, and world-class outdoors that brings folk from near and far to revel and savour in it. This could not be more true as you travel only minutes south of Lake Windermere to the scenic and languid shores and uplands of Columbia Lake. The lands surrounding the largest warm water lake in the East Kootenay inspires a new sense of time and place; a spirit of recreation, exploration, and outdoor adventure. Uninhibited by the bustle and crowds we’ve come to expect from other lakeside destinations. As most of the eastern lakeshore is pristine and protected, the opportunities to enjoy nature, unspoiled, abound. Kilometres of hiking trails await your


discovery: Poet’s Trail, Montezuma’s Revenge, the Columbia Lake Trail, the Geary Lookout, and so many more. There is no shortage of opportunities to range and explore our singular Columbia Headwaters outdoors. Walk, bike, and explore in the footsteps of generations of First Nations and early Europeans along the historic Spirit Trail or scale the remarkable eroded rock formations of the Dutch Creek hoodoos. Expect glimpses of our wild neighbours, too. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep climb deftly the nearby bluffs and elk and deer graze the nearby grasslands. Quietly observe a variety of birdlife – White-throated Swifts, Bald Eagles, Osprey, the regal and solitary Great Blue Heron. Expansive, striking views of the Rocky Mountains and Fairmont Range awe visitors and residents, alike. From her crags and crevices,

natural, hot, mineral waters burble from the mountain’s depths, captured for all to enjoy in the Fairmont Hot Springs pools. For those who enjoy a more manicured experience of the Columbia River headwaters, take your pick of golf courses, unique and exceptional, all within minutes. Along the slopes of Springwater Hill, hear the gentle trickle of the spring and creek, the original inspiration for this scenic and exclusive lakeside community. Share the extraordinary view with a visiting deer! Nestled along the shores of Columbia Lake, Springwater Hill offers 19 stunning, unobstructed lake view lots. Private lake access provides opportunities to make the most of every aspect of life at the lake. Be here on Columbia Lake. Perhaps make a Springwater Hill lot yours and build your forever home. Come and see for yourself ! Experience these breathtaking view lots on a tour where you can meet Dave and Donna Rae, passionate about building communities. Springwater Hill is their newest and fourth community on Columbia Lake. Take in the views and walk this land through which the water flows. Explore life on the lake, along the creek, below the spring… and the possibility of owning a piece of paradise. Discover Springwater Hill on Columbia Lake www.springwaterhill.com.

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