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Market Day Editor’s note: The Grade 6 Intensive French class at Windermere Elementary School hosted a Middle Eastern vendors’ market on Friday, June 7th. The class used the market to fundraise for the Iqbal Mashih Shaheed Children’s Foundation, a non-profit fighting to improving children’s rights. Clockwise from top right: Cassidy Gray, Eleri Smart, Shana Walsh and Mya Wiegert hawked worry dolls, khatai cookies and spices; Nolan Watt and Braden Agnew kept steaming cups of black tea flowing; fortune teller Madame Zahra’ (Kaitie Kirkpatrick) reads Mya Wiegert’s palm; the morning market bustles.The following submission is from two of the students, Cassidy Gray and Eleri Smart: Iqbal was an inspiration to many as well as the inspiration behind our vendors’ market. Iqbal grew up in a place much as the one we tried to create. We used as much information as we could to make the experience even more authentic. After reading several books based in Pakistan and Afghanistan, we decided this is the best way to show what we have learnt from this unit. The music and incense were all part of giving it more of a market impression. A variety of items were sold, from worry stones to chicken curry. In the end, the entire class would probably say it was a big success and super fun. Photos by Steve Hubrecht

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Two men disappear off Findlay Creek FSR By Dan Walton Pioneer Staff A trail of evidence between Findlay Creek Forest Service Road and Findlay Creek is suggesting an automobile accident contributed to the disappearance of 18-year-old Stephen Thomson from Canal Flats and 21-year-old Nicholas Hoefnagels of Cochrane, Alberta. After a trip into town at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th, the two men failed to return to their Whitetail Lake campsite and were reported missing to the Kimberley RCMP at 3 a.m. on Sunday. Search and Rescue teams from throughout the valley

joined the RCMP in their efforts which began Sunday, June 9th at 6 a.m. Hours later, at one point along Findlay Creek Forest Service Road, crews observed a precipice beside the road where a vehicle had travelled down, presumably into Findlay Creek. While items of the men’s personal belongings were discovered by SAR rope teams between the road and the creek, neither of the men nor the red Chevy pickup truck they were driving had turned up as of press time on Wednesday, June 12th. Search and Rescue volunteers have concluded their initial response, but an RCMP helicopter was used in the search earlier this week on June 10th, 11th and 12th, Kimberley RCMP Corporal Chris

Newel told The Pioneer, and said crews can now only wait and monitor the water, as visibility and access are limited by high waters and rough terrain. “The water level is really not conducive to searching and we’re just in the midst of evaluating and monitoring the streamflow and the turbidity of the water,” he said. “We’re continually monitoring, but unfortunately we don’t expect the water to drop and clear up for a while, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to keep an eye on it.” When the circumstances warrant more comprehensive search techniques, the Kimberley RCMP will take a closer look, Cpl Newel said.

Bear carcass indicates poaching in the valley By Dan Walton Pioneer Staff During a routine walk on a trail off Swansea Road, two dogs were exploring the woods when they discovered the remains of a poached black bear. In a wooded area off a favoured trail, the dogs normally go off their leash and explore, finding interest in deer bones from years past, said dogwalker Kelsey Campbell. During the walk on Sunday, June 9th, “They just ran over and started excessively barking,” said Ms. Campbell, who was led to believe other dogs were near. Closer inspection, however, revealed the gruesome reality. Because the carcass was found partially skinned with its head and feet severed, poachers are the primary suspects in causing the death. The missing parts suggest the bear was killed for black market sale. “It hasn’t been there long; it was fresh and only the crows had gotten to it,” Ms. Campbell said. Before any bigger wildlife could further deteriorate the carcass, she snapped some pictures with her cell phone to share with Invermere Conservation Officers, whom she contacted upon returning home. “I don’t get grossed out too easily so it wasn’t too big of a shock,” she said. During a discussion with a neighbour, Ms. Campbell said the nearby property owner mentioned that he heard a gunshot either one or two nights earlier (Friday, June 7th or Saturday, June 8th). However, Invermere conservation officer Greg Kruger believes the bruin was shot elsewhere and dumped near Swansea Road.

“At that location we’ve had other animal parts dumped after the carcass has been harvested, because it’s kind of a discrete spot,” he said. He said because it is currently bear hunting season, it’s possible that a licenced hunter legally shot and killed the bear, but broke at least two laws: the paws had been removed from the carcass, and the shooter neglected to salvage the edible meats from the kill. If the shooter wasn’t licensed, and depending where the bear was killed, the poacher(s) could be subject to at least two further charges, Mr. Kruger said. While he can only speculate, he said that because of the way it was skinned, with the head and the front of the hide taken off, “the perpetrator may be using those pieces for a trophy mount, but because all of the paws were taken off, it’s possible that those paws are going to the black market, not to rule out the paws being used for a trophy also.” The conservation authority is investigating to find out who killed and dumped the carcass, and the reasons why they harvested certain parts. “Invermere Conservation Service would be interested in hearing from anybody with information,” Mr. Kruger said. “Whether they want to come forward or report it anonymously, the more info we have the better.” The number to call is the Report All Poachers and Polluters Hotline at 1-877952-7277. After Mr. Kruger collected field evidence, he left the carcass for scavengers, as no residences were vulnerable to the attracted prey. He said the poached animal was a brown-faced black bear, probably around three years of age.

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Submitted by Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac Columbia Valley RCMP Cram the Cruiser The inaugural test of Cram the Cruiser sponsored by the Radium Rotary and the detachment during Radium Days — the parade on the Friday evening and events during the day on Saturday near Brent’s Shack — was, in my opinion, a huge success. The entire backseat of the cruiser was jammed with food items as well as the front seat. We also collected approximately $120 in cash along the parade route. This first test run tells me that this project is going to help our Food Bank. Our thanks to all those who crammed the cruiser. As word catches on, I can see that we will also have to open up the trunk to accept food items. If you have an event and you want to include Cram the Cruiser and ask people to contribute to the Food Bank, give me a call. Radium Car Show and Canada Day parade organizers, give me a shout at the office. We will ensure we are there. • On Friday, June 7th at 7:50 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of possible shots being fired in the area of the lagoon in Edgewater. Patrols of the area proved negative. • On Friday, June 7th at 11:13 p.m., a vehicle check of a ‘99 Dodge Durango on 13th Street and 7th Avenue in Invermere resulted in the 28-year-old driver from Edmonton displaying signs of having consumed liquor. An ASD demand was read and the driver blew a fail twice. As a result, the vehicle was impounded and the driver’s licence was suspended. • On Saturday, June 8th at 1:19 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP conducted a roadcheck for possible impaired drivers on 7th Avenue and 9th Street. A vehicle was observed to detour away from the check. A police vehicle departed from the roadcheck and stopped the ‘91 Chev pickup. The 35-year-old driver from Canal Flats was found to have consumed liquor. An ASD demand resulted in the male blowing a fail twice. As a result, the vehicle was impounded for 30 days and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. • On Saturday, June 8th at 2:03 a.m., while patrolling the downtown area, a 2007 Toyota was checked in the 700 block of 13th Street. The 26-year-old driver from Calgary displayed symptoms of having consumed liquor. An ASD demand was given and the driver twice blew a fail. The

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vehicle was impounded for 30 days and his licence suspended for 90 days. • On Saturday, June 8th at 1 p.m., a ‘98 Plymouth Voyager was stopped on Highway 93/95 as a result of going through a stop sign without stopping. The vehicle was checked near the Eacrett turnoff. A 50-year-old male provided a false name to avoid an outstanding arrest warrant out of Sicamous. The male insisted on continuing to provide a false name. In an attempt to fool the police, he provided a birthday of 1961. Constable Harper requested the male quickly give his age to which he responded he was 50 years old. (Buzzer sound), wrong answer. When advised of the wrong answer, the male stated he suffers from amnesia, hence his confusion. (Buzzer sound), wrong answer. Photographs faxed from Sicamous confirmed the true identity. So, (buzzer sound), sound of the cell door opening. The 50-year-old male was charged with no driver’s licence, no insurance, fail to stop for a stop sign and a criminal code charge of obstruction for providing a false name. The male will appear in Invermere court on August 19th on the obstruction charge. • On Saturday, June 9th at 1:35 a.m., a Columbia Valley member checked a ‘91 GMC Suburban as a result of failing to stop at an intersection. The 22-year-old driver from High River, Alberta displayed signs of having consumed liquor. An ASD demand was given and the male blew a fail twice. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days and his licence was suspended for 90 days. • On Saturday, June 9th at 4:30 a.m., Columbia Valley detachment members were contacted in the early hours as a result of an unknown male banging on the door of a residence in the 1700 block 12th Avenue in Invermere. It is believed the male was intoxicated. The owner of the residence feared that the male was attempting to break into the house. Police attended and were unable to locate the male. The residence was cleared by police to ensure entry was not gained. • On Saturday, June 9th at 4:58 p.m., the Radium fire department and police attended to a structure fire of an abandoned motel in Radium. The cause of the fire is not determined. Witnesses did indicate that around the same time they could hear fireworks coming from the area of the motel. Anyone with any information in regards to this fire on Stanley Street is requested to contact the detachment.


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Local fire expert travels south is also ecologically important, said Mr. Cochrane, adding that Kootenay National Park has had several manAn Invermere resident, who is the new head of fire aged fires in recent years, including management in Kootenay National Park, Yoho National the Mitchell Ridge prescribed fire Park and the Lake Louise part of Banff National Park, rein 2008 and last summer’s Octopus cently travelled to Idaho to share ideas on dealing with Mountain fire — which was possiforest fires. bly the first time Parks Canada’s fire Jed Cochrane, who has been the National Parks Fire management crews have ever allowed and Plant Specialist for the Kootenay, Yoho and Lake Loua fire to run its natural course. Jed Cochrane ise for a few months, was accompanied by Rick Kubian, “We’re allowing a natural process also from Invermere, who held the role before Mr. Co- to occur as it has in the past,” he said. “We’re excited about chrane. Both men were invited by the U.S. National Parks that and the people down in Stanley were excited about Service to Stanley, Idaho to give a presentation on Koote- that too. We gave them some ideas they could move fornay-Yoho-Lake Louise’s innovative fire program that pro- ward with.” tects people and property, but also sometimes allows fires Fire disturbance in an ecosystem helps regenerate forto burn and occasionally even prescribes them. ests, cycles nutrients, and impacts vegetation, trees and “We gave a four-hour presentation on what we do for what grows on the forest floor. By so doing, it helps sustain fire management in our forests,” said Mr. Cochrane. “It the habitat used by a variety of wildlife. seemed to really ring true to the people in Stanley.” “It’s important even for bears, for instance, to have Stanley is just outside Sawtooth National Forest, fire; otherwise you wouldn’t have open areas where berwhich, because it is full of Lodgepole pines, is somewhat ries grow and then bears will go elsewhere,” said Mr. Cosimilar to the forests in Kootenay National Park. According chrane. “Fire has been playing that role basically forever.” to Mr. Cochrane, the Stanley area has seen many large fires Fire also helps guard against the spread of mountain in the last 10 years, some of them creating enough smoke to pine beetles, since burns leave a patchwork of differently temporarily shut down Stanley’s tourism industry, so people aged trees in a forest, he said. Mountain pine beetles will were keen to learn how to proactively manage fires. only eat trees of a certain age. Mr. Cochrane and his team use a three-pronged ap“An evenly-aged carpet of trees plays right into the proach to managing fires — outright fire suppression, fuels mountain pine beetle because it just keeps cruising through management (which includes thinning trees, clearing up the whole forest without hitting any of the younger stuff leaf litter and needles, that it doesn’t like,” Mr. and otherwise reducing Cochrane said. matter that makes fires He lived in the upburn better) and preper Columbia Valley for scribed burns. Deciding 10 years before doing which approach to take a Master’s degree that depends on a number focused on fire ecology of factors, such as time in montane forests in of year, exact location, the Rocky Mountain weather, the number of Trench. Following his other fires nearby, and degree, Mr. Cochrane the number of visitors worked for Parks Canain the park. da out of Calgary for five Prescribed burns years before he and his are useful since the family returned to Inverburnt land left behind BURN BABY, BURN — The Mitchell Ridge prescribed burn in mere when he took over makes a natural barrier Kootenay National Park in 2008 was a managed fire that U.S. ex- the fire program in Kooagainst future fires and perts are looking to as an example. Photo by Rob Osiowy/Parks Canada tenay-Yoho-Lake Louise.

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Taxpayers’ dollars at work By Nicole Trigg Pioneer Staff

The majority of those who voted in the May 14th B.C. provincial election may have breathed a big sigh of relief when it was revealed that the BC Liberals’ platform of economic security had won in the end. But now that it’s been announced that Premier Christy Clark has approved big raises for her political staff on the heels of unveiling her new cabinet, the honeymoon phase may be over. Cabinet orders dated June 3rd pave the way for an 18 per cent increase to the maximum salary for the premier’s chief of staff, Dan Doyle, from $195,00 to $230,000. Another order provides for Clark’s new deputy chief of staff, Michele Cadario, to be paid a salary of $195,148. This, up from $144,000 a year. Maximum salaries for ministerial assistants have increased from $94,500 to $105,000. According to Finance Minister Mike de Jong, the increases are from “reallocations from within, but the overall budget will be the same.” What’s the NDP opposition saying? “None of these increases for political staff were included in the Liberal platform,” according to New Democrat house leader John Horgan. Regardless if the extra money has been reallocated from within, or if it’s a paltry sum in light of the overall provincial budget, to approve three-figure salary increases immediately after an election is in exetremely poor taste. According to the 2010 Statistic Canada census, the average family income (including couple families with or without children, and lone-parent families) is $66,970. Most working individuals will never see an 18 per cent pay increase in their lifetime. Yet, here we have civil servants, who are already making well over the provincial average, being rewarded re-allocated funds that would better serve an under-staffed public education system or even a single, solitary family living below the poverty line.

Columbia Valley’s high school in 1957 The newly-constructed David Thompson Secondary High School in the winter of 1957. The building had a long, low, flat roof and a tall chimney. It was located in Invermere between 4th Street and the road down into Athalmer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at . Photo courtesy of Catherine Clausen (nee Lake)

State of B.C. forests a great concern Editor’s note: This is an open letter to B.C.’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations that was copied to The Pioneer for publication. Good Afternoon Minister:    I am a Forestry graduate of UBC since 1971 and have worked in the forest industry for over 35 years in various capacities, including marketing, in North America, Asia as well as Europe, New Zealand and Australia.  I have also spent over seven years in forest engineering in both Coastal and Interior locations.  I have also been president of the BC Liberals in the East Kootenay for a couple of years and am still a supporter of most BC Liberal policies.  However, I have, over the last few years, seen a severe reduction in replanting of our forests that have

been subject to decimation due to the pine beetle infestation that has ravaged our province. I and many others are very, VERY concerned about this trend.  Yes, we need jobs to fund “things.” Yes, we need innovative solutions to systems.  But given the growing timeframes from seedlings to mature and harvestable stems, that takes many years. Many years are being wasted by our government every year we don’t plant sustainable numbers of trees.   Where are we going when we decrease the budget for forestry and  lands, etc., to show a balanced budget?  This type of deferred maintenance is very poor planning for the industry and for the workers and for the communities. As I stated above, I and many others are getting very concerned.   Continued on page 8 . . .

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Strong economy wins B.C. Dear Editor: Gratitude is the memory of the heart and on behalf of Premier Christy Clark and myself, I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, those of you who shared our vision for the prosperous and exciting future British Columbia so deserves. Throughout the campaign, no matter where we went in Columbia RiverRevelstoke (CRR), we met people who were excited about the direction the province was going and had confidence in the government that was leading. We found thousands of supporters who, by casting their votes, spoke clearly that they had no interest in the platform that the NDP were campaigning on. In fact, 51.7 per cent of the 13,393 people who cast their CRR ballots did not cast them in favour of NDP Norm Macdonald; he won the majority of party votes but not the majority of the voters. I was humbled by the outpouring of support our party and my team were given by the people of CRR as was witnessed by the countless volunteers who gave their time manning our campaign offices and spending time on the phones or attending events, by the sign crews whose efforts were second-to-none, to the many who offered money and the hundreds of people we met at the door who invited us in for beverages and food and put their faith in

what we together believed. Each of you is what making a difference looks like and you contributed to the overall BC Liberal election victory. Thank you so much! I want to tell each and every one of you that we are not going away and the free enterprise foundation that you helped build here in CRR will continue to get stronger through the ongoing efforts that will be made through the CRR BC Liberal Riding Association. When I called Norm Macdonald on election night and congratulated him, I also told him that we would be watching him closely and holding him accountable. Judging from his latest MLA Report, it would seem that he has learned nothing from what people said during the campaign. He has returned to his old anti-BC Liberal accusatory and combative rhetoric — a rhetoric that will not produce any measurable results yet again, and will earn him no quarter with government. It is my hope that Mr. Macdonald will come to realize that it is not only the NDP voter, unions or special interest groups that he represents, but all voters, and begins to act in accordance knowing that “since the beginning of recorded history no one has ever erected a statue to a critic”. (Zig Ziglar)

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Fundraiser planned for caretaker first to volunteer.” Indeed Mr. Teare has been known to slide perfectly into playing the role of Santa Claus come Christmas time. The fire that burned down the old Ritz Motel may not He’d go easy on the teenagers he caught hanging around have injured anybody, but Gary Teare lost pretty much ev- the motel, usually adopting a kids-will-be-kids attitude inerything he had to it. stead of cracking down on them too hard. He also gets no Mr. Teare was the caretaker at the motel, in addition small acclaim for his skills in the kitchen. to being a cook at the Horsethief Creek Pub. He was born “He’s the greatest baker in the world,” said Ms. Fuller. and raised in Calgary but moved to Radium six years ago Mr. Teare was actually baking a cake at the pub, on to become a cook for construction crews working on the his day off, while the fire that destroyed all his possessions Sable Ridge housing development. burned down the motel. It was a 16th birthday cake for “He’d fallen in love with the valley and the people Ms. Fuller’s daughter, who washes dishes at the pub. here,” said Horsethief Creek Pub man“He’s lost completely everything ger Charlene Fuller, for whom Mr. that he owned,” said Ms. Fuller, addTeare has worked most of the six years ing that he had no insurance. he’s lived in Radium. Among the other belongings that Ms. Fuller described Mr. Teare went up in flames were hundreds of as shy, modest and soft-spoken — so cherished movies, of which Mr. Teare much so that he’ll often go a full day was an avid collector. without saying much more than a CARING FOR A CARETAKER “Every time went to Calgary, he’d sentence — but also as generous and There will be a fundraiser at the Ra- come back with a dozen more movies; compassionate. dium Seniors Hall on Saturday, June he just loved them,” said Ms. Fuller. “He’s probably the nicest person 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the She is holding a fundraiser for Mr. I’ve met in my entire life,” she said. “If caretaker who lost everything in the Teare at the Radium Seniors Hall on somebody needs something, he’s the Ritz Motel fire. Photo by Dan Walton Saturday, June 22nd,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff

. . . ‘Forests’ from page 6 My kids and my grandkids are, at this rate, going to see a long-term reduction in employment in the Interior. We as a province are going to see a reduction in revenues through

taxation. And, down the road, we are going to see an increase in cost in real dollars for the delayed replanting of our forests. Please assure myself, Minister, assure foresters throughout the province, and assure the public that we have doubled the

monies going towards reforestation within B.C. through the next 10 years. We cannot wait longer for this type of reclamation to occur.   David R Pacey Radium Hot Springs

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Radiant for Radium Days The annual Radium Days parade on Friday, June 7th featured great costumes, vintage cars and excellent floats sponsored by local businesses and organizations. See page 30 for more coverage.




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Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful “Emerald City.” Sound familiar, Oz fans? After arriving in the city, Oz is persuaded to go after and kill the wicked witches by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Little does he know of the dangers ahead. Now don’t worry, all you geeks and lovers of the book, all your favourite places are in this movie. Along with creatures, details, and people alike, much has been put in this movie to ensure you are hooked and you stay that way. You might want to even rent it again to relive the adventure. Now let’s talk about the horror and comedy. These are major aspects

Reviewed by Christopher Midyette Grade 6 student Let me just say that Oz the Great and Powerful revolutionizes the world of Oz mixed with the latest graphics. It is an adventure to be remembered throughout time. With an amazing story and resemblance to the Wonderful World of Oz, this is possibly the adventure of a lifetime. The story starts with a young wizard named Oz who is in danger and takes off in a balloon. But he is swooped off by a tornado into the world of Oz. After arriving in this magical paradise, he meets the Good Witch of the South and finally, together, they set down the “yellow brick road” to the


of the movie, sometimes even working together, believe it or not. One moment you’re laughing your pants off, and the next you’re hiding behind your couch quivering because you’ve just been surprised by a major scare. Now don’t get me wrong, the graphics are good and the sounds are perfect, but let’s just say I think they did too good of a job! The backstory is helpful. It can give you the story behind parts in the 1939 movie that weren’t there before. This isn’t about major roles like munchkins or the baboons with wings, but let’s admit it, it’s Oz, your average mythical story. It doesn’t need explaining to make it good, rich and fulfilling.


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• 11:00 a.m. Fairmont & District Lions’ 24th Annual Charity Golf Day at Coy’s Par 3 Golf Course. Fabulous fun, food, prizes, and entertainment. Tickets available at Coy’s. Pre-registration required. Cash bar, $30/person. • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Summit Youth Centre, Canada Day Float work day. • 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 2nd Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival at the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Area. Advance Tickets $35, $40 at the door (cash only). Live music by Fraid Knot. Call 250-345-6070 for more information. • 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Relay for Life at the DTSS Track. Survivors’ victory lap, luminary ceremony, children’s activities, live local entertainment, race-acop, jail & bail, head shave-a-thon. Tenting , RV opportunities available. Register online at www.relaybc. ca. For more information, contact Sheila at 250-3429059, or

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• 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kitties on Parade! ICAN’s Annual Adoption Event at the adoption shelter, 455 Panorama Drive. For more information: • 7:30 p.m. Wildlife Biologist Kevin Van Tighem reads from his new book, Bears: Without Fear, at the Invermere CPR Lodge. Released by Rocky Mountain Books, in conjunction with Wildsight and WildSafe BC. More information available at

Friday, June 14th • Hang-out Night at Summit Youth Centre. • 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. REACH, David Thompson Secondary School’s 8th annual art show, opens at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. The show features over 150 pieces of art in a variety of media, and runs from June 11th to 23rd. Opening features live performances and treats provided by the DTSS Chef Training program. • 7:00 p.m. Summit Trail Maker Society’s AGM at the David Thompson Secondary School Theatre. Meeting to be followed by a Kilimanjaro photo presentation by Brian Wesley. • 6:00 p.m. Craft Beer Revolution, the Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries book launch celebration at the Station Pub. Author Joe Wiebe will be in attendance. Free Arrowhead pint with purchase of book. For more information email or call 778-526-BREW.

Saturday, June 15th • 7:30 a.m.Wild Nature Tours, Flycatchers to Nutcrackers: a Birding Adventure in the Wilmer Wetlands, with PhD ornithologist Cam Gillies. For more information: • 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Rod Charlesworth and David Langevin exhibition opening at Artym Gallery. Meet the artists from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibition continues until June 23rd.

Monday, June 17th • 7:00 p.m. REEL Youth Film Festival at the David Thompson Secondary School Theatre. Entrance is by donation.  Hosted by the DTSS Leadership Class.

Wednesday, June 19th • 3:30 p.m. Access in the Community for Everyone AGM at the Community Greenhouse at DTSS. Check out what’s growing, share some tea & cookies, and meet your ACE committee too. Business segment will be short and sweet. • 6:00 p.m. Windermere Community Association Youth Group Meeting. For more information, contact Gracie Boake at 250-342-0589, or go online: www. • 6:00 p.m. Summit Youth Centre Beach Volley Ball. • 7:00 p.m. BINGO at the Windermere Community Hall. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Gracie at 341-1548 or

Friday, June 21st • 9:30 p.m. Big Man Hunt Game at the Summit Youth Centre. • 2:00 p.m. National Aboriginal Day Celebrations at the Shuswap Band Administration Big Tent. Native dancing, drumming, t-shirts, NDN tacos, crafts for sale, and more. Everyone welcome. • 5:00 p.m. Stacy Da Silva and Hank Williams perform “Dream Stealer” as part of National Aboriginal Day Celebrations. At the Big Tent, Shuswap Band Administration Office. • 7:00 p.m. Magic Show featuring Brent Smith and The Amazing Jeremy as part of National Aboriginal Day Celebrations. At the Big Tent, Shuswap Band Administration Office. • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. National Aboriginal Day Family Dance at the Big Tent, Shuswap Band Administration Office.

Saturday, June 22nd • 9:00 a.m. International Mountain Bicycling Association Canada Trail Building School at the Invermere Fire Hall. IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew will talk trails, teach proper trail building techniques, and spend quality time digging in the dirt. Followed by lunch and trail work on the Johnson-Kloosifier trail network beginning at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call Mark Halwa at 250-688-0250. • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Summit Youth Centre Garage Sale at the Community Hall. Now accepting donations, pick up or a drop off can be arranged during opening hours. For more information, please call Magali at 250-342-3033.

Sunday, June 23rd • 1:00 p.m. Giving Back Golf Tournament at Windermere Valley Golf Course. Benefitting the Windermere Community Association Youth Centre. $360 per team, or $90 per person / four person scramble format. Pre-registration required by phoning the Pro Shop at 250-342-3004. • 1:00 p.m. Group Ride, starting at the Johnson trailhead. Hosted by the International Mountain Bicycling Association Canada and the Columbia Valley Cycling Society For more information, call Mark Halwa at 250-688-0250.

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Valley offers plenty of options for Father’s Day By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff Kids and spouses looking for something to do for Dad on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16th have plenty of options here in the Upper Columbia Valley. “It’s an awesome place to celebrate Father’s Day because there’s any number of things you could do with dad, from doing nothing at all on the beach to hiking Jumbo Pass,” said Columbia Valley Visitor Centre manager Kathy Tyson. If Dad is an outdoors person, June is a perfect time of year for a whole host of activities. The snow is finally gone from many nearby hill tops (although the high peaks are still picturesquely covered), so you can take Dad for a trot up Swansea Mountain. If Dad is not quite as fit as his HAPPY FATHER’S DAY — Kids and spouses looking for ways to celebrate offspring, no matter. As long as you have Father’s Day will find many choices in the valley. File photo a vehicle with decent clearance, you can drive to within a 10-minute walk to the for golfers of all abilities to several top-flight, high-end top, which offers stunning views of the valley and makes courses, all of them set amid stunning surroundings. a superb spot for a family picnic. “There are a lot of Father’s Day specials on at a maShould Dad be the truly high-flying adventurous jority of the courses,” Ms. Tyson said. type, the top of Swansea is a renowned paragliding and Would Dad prefer to relax and unwind rather than hang gliding launch pad. The best season for these activi- get outdoors on Father’s Day? No problem. The valley is ties is late May to November — so why not literally float home to a variety of fantastic options for a Father’s Day back down to the valley floor? It will surely make for a dinner — everything from multi-course Japanese meals, memorable Father’s Day. wine bars and fine dining at luxury resorts to more casual For something a little less daring, but still outdoors- but still drop-dead delicious falafels and hummus and oriented, take Dad for a spin on some of the superb local a restaurant specializing in locally sourced, homemade mountain bike trails. The trails are in prime condition meals. The valley actually has not one, but two local cof— not yet as dry and dusty as they will be mid-summer. fee companies and the stellar local Arrowhead craft brewOr grab an inner tube and head down to Lake Winder- ery. What better way to celebrate Dad than to top up his mere for a relaxing swim and lounge at the beach. You mug, glass or growler? can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle the lakeshores or And should Dad be an avid reader, interested in get an up-close look at some of the Columbia Valley’s bears or better yet, both, you can take him to former famous wetlands. Banff National Park superintendent Kevin Van Tighem’s If Dad is a golfer, you’re in luck since world-class presentation on his new book, Bears: Without Fear, golf is one of the Columbia Valley biggest draws. The which just happens to coincide with Father’s Day at the valley has over a dozen courses, ranging from par threes CPR Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

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Coming up in the Columbia By Pioneer Staff So many events are happening in the valley over the next week that we had to condense them into one story: Craft Beer Revolution At the Station Neighborhood Pub on Friday, June 14th at 6 p.m., the Arrowhead Brewing Company presents writer Joe Wiebe, who will give an entertaining talk about B.C.’s booming craft beer scene in celebration of the release of his book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries. To write this book, Mr. Wiebe undertook what he called his “Craft Beer Odyssey”— a  road trip around the bottom half of the province visiting as many craft beer hubs as possible. The book is filled with recommendations for beer tasting tours, lists of the best brews, and entertaining trivia. Personalized copies of his book will be available for $19.95, and will include a free pint of Arrowhead beer. Charity Golf Day The annual Fairmont & District Lions’ Charity Golf Day at Coy’s Par 3 Golf Course has sold out again. On Saturday, June 15th, golfers will experience “pure, unadulterated fun,” Carmel Robbins said from the Lion’s downtown Communication Committee. “It’s a little par 3 and it’s a nine hole course, and we start off eight people at a time — so it’s a lot of fun.” She said that the funds will support the Fairmont community den, as the Lions have recently purchased a building to serve as their new home.

East Kootenay Beer Festival If you like all sorts of beer, hopefully you bought your tickets to the 2nd Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, because it sold out again this year. The main event happens on Saturday, June 15th, when 70 brands of beer will be sampled at the Fairmont ski hill from 4 to 8 p. m. An after-party will be taking place at the Bear’s Paw with more beer, live music and good food — and it doesn’t require a festival ticket. Kitties on Parade Local non-profit group Invermere Companion Animal Network (better known as ICAN) is holding a cat adoption event next week and offering 60 per cent off its normal cat adoption fees. Those interested in giving a cat a good home can head down to ICAN’s “Kitties on Parade” on Sunday, June 16th. The parade will go from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. All cats up for adoption at the event have already been spayed or neutered. Adopting a cat that is 10 months or older will come with the massive discount during the parade, costing just $40. Adopting a kitten costs the regular $100. Invermere 250-342-7566 Bears~Without Fear A former Banff National Park superintendent has just released a new book about bears and will be in Invermere giving a presentation about it next week. In Kevin Van Tighem’s ‘Bears: Without Fear’, he draws on his decades of wildlife experience to

explore humans’ continually changing relationships with and attitudes to bears. Van Tighem is currently touring the East Kootenay to promote his book and will be in Invermere at the CPR Lodge on Sunday, June 16th at 7:30 p.m. The book is published by Rocky Mountain Books and the presentation and tour are being put on with support from WildSafeBC and local environmental group Wildsight. Reel Youth Film Festival All are welcome to Reel Youth, a touring film festival which will be making its way to David Thompson Secondary School on Monday, June 17th at 7 p.m. The event will feature short films produced by local students, as well as students from around the world. “The filmmakers will have the chance to present and talk about their film to the audience,” said organizer Jelena Emrich. “It’s mostly about topics concerning young people, but the films will be interesting for everybody.” The audience will vote on their favourite film at the end. Drive for a Cure During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ~ ALS. Pros from Copper Point Golf Club on June 18th, Eagle Ranch Resort on June 19th and Windermere Valley Golf Course on June 21st will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. You can donate at www. .

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YOUR MONEY TFSAs Are Good For Seniors

There are many benefits of having a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). TFSAs allow money to grow tax-free and are great for both short-term and long-term savings strategies. Some people may feel like TFSAs are not for them, but, in fact, TFSAs are good for everyone and may be especially important for seniors. Saving tax It seems obvious, but some people don’t realize the true tax savings impact that a TFSA can have. A TFSA is not like a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) where money grows tax-deferred instead of tax-free. TFSAs are truly tax-free, no matter how long investments are held and how much they grow. For example, if a person put $20,000 into one stock in their TFSA and it were to double in value to $40,000, the entire $40,000 could be withdrawn tax-free. Or the stock could be sold and the $40,000 could buy one or more new stocks, mutual funds or Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) within the TFSA. Any way you slice it, there is no tax owing on money earned in a TFSA. Creating income In the first year or two of existence for TFSAs, some people felt the potential tax savings generated from a $5,000 annual contribution was insignificant, and decided not to open one. These days, the TFSA contribution limit for a person who has never invested in one is

$25,500, and the annual limit has been raised to $5,500. Higher limits can make TFSAs very beneficial for seniors who supplement their income from their investments. For example, a person who invests $25,500 into securities that pay five per cent annually would receive $1,275 of interest or dividends. If those investments were held in a regular account, there would be tax owing on the income. If they were in a TFSA, the income would be earned tax-free. Protect benefits Besides not having to pay income tax, TFSAs can help seniors preserve certain income-tested benefits. This is because while income is earned on investments within a TFSA, it does not have to be reported to Revenue Canada. Therefore, seniors who receive income-tested benefits or programs such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement or BC Fair PharmaCare can help keep their income low by using a TFSA. Perhaps the most common income-tested benefit is Old Age Security. Those whose net income exceeds $70,954 in 2013 will have some or all of their Old Age Security benefits clawed back. Utilizing a TFSA to taxshelter some of their income paying investments can help people avoid this issue. How to contribute Many seniors would like to contribute to a TFSA, but aren’t sure where they will get the money. Common-

ly, seniors will find the answer in their RRSP accounts. For example, consider a senior who lives off their pension and, over the years, has amassed a $100,000 RRSP account. The funds in their RRSP are not needed to supplement their lifestyle, but are there for vacations and large purchases. This person is now at the age where they will have to convert their RRSP to a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) and start taking withdrawals from their investments. On $100,000, the person would have to take $7,380 as income at age 72. The person could choose to direct $5,500 to their TFSA as a contribution. Additionally, they could transfer $5,500 of an existing stock or mutual fund in kind. That way, they wouldn’t have to sell and re-buy an investment they like. This is a good strategy because it gives people a way to get money into their TFSA without impacting their lifestyle too much. Final thoughts There are many ways to take advantage of a TFSA no matter what your age or financial situation. For seniors, the advantages are many, including the potential for lower taxable income and the preservation of income-tested benefits. If you are wondering how to best use a TFSA for your personal situation, speak to your financial advisor or accountant who will be happy to help you.

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Local trails receive expert attention Submitted by Mark Halwa Columbia Valley Cycling Society The IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew will be back in the Columbia Valley from Friday, June 21st to Sunday, June 23rd to talk trails, teach proper trail building techniques, and spend quality time digging in the dirt. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events. Directed by the Canadian office of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA Canada) in partnership with Parks Canada, the Trail Care Crew program includes a full-time, professional team of trail experts who travel across Canada in a Subaru Outback and teach sustainable trail building — building natural surface trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. The team leads IMBA Trail Building Schools, meets with government officials and land man-

agers, and works with IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs and Parks Canada sites to improve trail opportunities Canada-wide. This visit to the valley is one of more than 20 stops on the 2013 schedule. The crew will be here for three days, allowing time to assess local trails, conduct an IMBA Trail Building School, and ride with the locals. All are welcome to join the Trail Care Crew when they come to town. The IMBA Trail Building School will take place at the Invermere Fire Hall starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 22nd followed by a complimentary lunch and trail work on the Johnson-Kloosifier trail network beginning at 1 p.m. A group ride is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd starting at 10 a.m. at the Johnson trailhead. For more information and to register, contact Mark Halwa at 250-688-0250 or visit .

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Learn the game soccer camps Invermere ~ July 22nd-25th & August 26th-29th Half day camp 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ages 6-14 Full day camp 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ages 6-14 High performance 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. ages 11-16

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Players that are already registered with the Columbia Valley Youth Soccer spring soccer program will get a $ 25 discount. Rates include tax. Family discount available: First child pays full, every additional child from the same family 30% off. Jurgen Striegel Soccer School (licensed coach) with over 40 years experience in soccer.

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Explore nature

Find God and have fun

Submitted by Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Warmer temperatures and the looming end of school signal the start of summer adventure and the launch of kid’s programming with BC Rockies Adventures. All programs focus on re-connecting kids to the outdoors in a fun, safe and hands-on environment, and are carefully developed by Jocelyn MacGregor, resort naturalist and coordinator of all BC Rockies Adventures programs. BC Rockies Adventures offers a three-day outdoor skills camp with an overnight camping trip, youth golf, and adventure camp and day camp options for ages four to 12. The activities provided at camp range from kayak, soccer or swimming in the hot springs to golf lessons with a CPGA professional or learning survival skills in the outdoors on an overnight excursion. The safety and well-being of kids is of paramount importance to BC Rockies Adventures. All instructors are hand-picked by MacGregor and trained and certified in the various activities as well as in First Aid and CPR. “We like to have the kids involved in the real outdoors” said Ms. MacGregor. “By getting kids away from technology and back into nature, they learn through hands-on games and activities.” Now in its fifth year, BC Rockies Adventures camps have evolved from small camps offered to resort guests to hugely popular camps with locals and visitors to the valley. Especially popular is the youth golf and adventure camp for ages seven to 12. The camp involves morning lessons with a CPGA professional and practice on our kid-friendly Par 3 Creekside course. Afternoons are filled with educational activities and team-building fun with our BC Rockies Instructors. BC Rockies Adventures Camps are offered throughout July and August with variable dates depending on the specific camp. Costs range from $34 for a half-day camp or $59 for a full-day camp to $239 for either of the three-day camps. Pre-registration is required for all camps by calling 250-345-6049. Full details and schedule are available online at

Submitted by Lake Windermere Alliance Church Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School is coming to Lake Windermere Alliance Church this summer from July 8th to July 12th. Each day, kids participate in small groups called crews and discover what it means to stand strong for God. Not only will they experience epic Bible adventures, but they’ll also watch for God in everyday life through something called God Sightings. Kids will discover that God is active in our lives and that his fingerprints are everywhere! Kingdom Rock is filled with unforgettable Biblelearning experiences kids will see, hear, touch and even taste! All-new Imagination Station activities will give kids the royal treatment. Starting at 9 a.m. and ending at noon, each day in the week is filled with games, crafts, catchy music, yummy treats and awesome opportunities to build great friendships. Friday afternoon will draw to a close with a fanfare finale BBQ lunch for the kids, parents and siblings. Kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project through Operation Kid-to-Kid. Operation Kid-to-Kid is one of the world’s largest service outreach programs for children. Kingdom Rock is open to kids aged four (as of August 31st, 2013) to Grade 6 and the cost is $15 per child. The first 125 children registered will receive a Kingdom Rock t-shirt! Parents can register online at or by calling 250-342-9535.

Learn some fancy footwork Submitted by Learn the Game Soccer Camps Learn the Game Soccer Camps is offering two weeks of soccer for kids aged six to 16. Licensed coach Jurgen Striegel has over 40 years of experience in soccer and is happy to offer soccer to all levels of players. Parents have the option of a half or full-day camp. Discounts are given to players who are already registered in the Columbia Valley Youth Spring Soccer program, and family discounts are also available. Call Jurgen at 250-342-5650 or email at for more information or to register.

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PanoKids set for adventure Submitted by Panorama Mountain Resort If you have ever attended a summer camp, you know the profound and life-changing experience it can be. It delivers a sense of adventure, an opportunity to learn new skills, and perhaps the chance to make lifelong friends. The essentials of what camp offers children resonated with Sarah McBride, the new Children’s Programing & Activities Manager at Panorama Mountain Village, who believes children learn best through play, exploration and vibrant interactions with others of the same age. In early 2013, McBride was tasked with creating an allnew children’s program for Panorama. In April 2013, her vision, which drew on her 13 years experience working and studying in child care and early childhood education, came to light with the plan for PanoKids. The resort expects that the new daily Kids Club will be the real hot seller this summer for children six and up. The half-day or full-day option packs in a selection of activities including pool games, sports, the EuroBungy apparatus, bounce castles, climbing wall, arts and crafts, mountain adventures and mini golf. It also includes lunch and a counsellor for the day. Wee Wascals Childcare offers a half-day and full-day option and is a licensed facility for children 18 months to five years. A variety of three-day specialty camps are available on pre-set dates throughout July and August. They include the brand new Downhill Mountain Bike Camp, Tennis Camp, Sports Camp and Arts & Drama Camp. Also new this summer, the free Mountain and Valley Shuttle will operate between Invermere and Panorama from June 28th to September 1st. The shuttle will include two special routes where counsellors will be on board to pick up children in the morning and drop them off in the afternoon. More information about PanoKids can be found at

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Horse around with an expert Submitted by Caroline Oja Equine Canada national coach and mentor Caroline Oja has returned to the Windermere Valley after seven years of operating a successful competitive and non-competitive equestrian business in Calgary, Alberta. Lessons and training available, and all discipline and all levels are accepted. To find our more, contact Caroline at 250-341-5461 or

Put spring into your summer! Submitted by Glacier Peaks Gymnastics Glacier Peaks Gymnastics looks forward to the first time ever... summer camps! Whether you are already one of the  400 kids currently in the program or you are coming to the valley for a visit, summer camp at Glacier Peaks Gymnastics should be added to your list of planned activities.  Come and flip flop around with us during our three to four day camps either in the morning or afternoon! We will be sure to put a “spring” into your step! Glacier Peaks Gymnastics is celebrating its first year in the Columbia Valley this September and you’re invited! To find out more information or to register, call 250-270-0273 or go to .   And don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook (search Glacier Peaks Gymnastics Centre Inc.) and “Follow” us on Twitter.



Get soccer skills from the pros Submitted by Soccer Quest Soccer Quest in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer are holding their third annual summer soccer camp in Invermere this summer, from July 29th to August 2nd. We have the best licensed coaches in the B.C. Interior, possibly in Western Canada. There are camp programs for all ages from four to 18 years old. Our mini four- to six-year-old program is for the beginner level  with  basic soccer and motor skills being taught in a fun environment every morning. Our regular full-day camp is the best fun around with lots of soccer-related games. Every morning, learn a new skill plus our great World Cup program takes place every afternoon with the finals on Friday. Participants can also choose just to be in the morning skills program.   Our afternoon high performance program is for the serious soccer player at the Rep level looking to move up the soccer ladder. This program is run by our Whitecapstrained licensed coach. Go to for information or to register.

Two-day Summer Intensive Dance hard! Play hard!

7-12 yrs July 22 & 23rd • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. nd

13 yrs + July 24th & 25th • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Ballet • Tap • Acro • Jazz • Lyrical • Hip Hop • Musical Theatre

Register online at

Equine Canada National coach and mentor has returned to the Windermere Valley after 7 years operating a successful competitive and non-competitive equestrian business in Calgary, Alberta. Lessons and training available. Accepting all discipline and all levels.

Caroline Oja Equine Canda Hunter Jumper Coach 250-341-5461

2013 SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS in partnership with


PLAY LIKE A PRO Soccer Quest is pleased to partner with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer to deliver summer camps throuhgout the Kootenays in 2013. AllcampsfollowaWhitecapsFCapprovedcurriculumtohelpyouplaylikeapro. Soccer Quest is the BC Interior’s largest camp provider and has been running camps for 25 years. All coaches are BC Soccer certified with all Head Coaches licensed under CSA or with a European equivalent. Age groups based on 2013 D.O.B. Programs for boys and girls of all levels ages 4-18 yrs. All participants recieve at no extra charge ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Whitecaps FC T-shirt A quality soccer ball Camp picture Whitecaps FC fan prizes

✔ Chance to win Whitecaps FC tickets ✔ Gatorade and bottled water all day ✔ Pizza or popsicle Friday

July 29th – August 2 Invermere Find a camp near you and to register online go to or call 250-352-GOAL

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

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Are your kids looking for an adventure? Why not send them to The Village of Radium Hot Springs’ camp program – Adventure Radium! Your kids will enjoy a variety of supervised activities such as canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking, orienteering and crafts. Our energetic, enthusiastic, trained and experienced camp leaders are looking forward to providing a fun and enjoyable camp experience for your kids. When: July 2, 2013 runs every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday until August 22, 2013. Time: Ages 5-8, 9:30 am to Noon Ages 9-11 1:00 pm til 3:30 pm Where: Meet at the Radium Hot Springs Skating Rink Fee: Drop-in fee - $5/child Summer fee per participant - $25/child Summer fee per family of three or more - $50 Registration forms are available at the Village office or online at departments/recreation For more information contact Jill at 250-347-6455

the ADVENTURE begins in

Summer Camps

Adventure awaits kids in Radium Submitted by the Village of Radium Hot Springs Adventure Radium is a drop-in summer program for children aged five and up. The program begins July 2nd and runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until August 22nd. Kids aged five to eight attend from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and kids nine years old and up attend from 1 to 3:30 p.m. There is a drop-in fee of $5 per child, a $25 per child summer fee or a $50 family fee (for three or more children) for the summer. Participants meet at Brent’s Shack near the skating rink in Radium and should have a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and a small snack. The program is run by Ashlee Dearin, a local elementary school teacher, who is supported by three leaders. The kids are kept busy with field games, crafts, water fights, an annual canoe ride, an overnight camp-out for the older kids, and many other energetic and creative activities. This summer, the leaders are thrilled to incorporate Radium’s brand new playground into their summer program. So if your child is looking for a fun way to spend a few hours this summer, be sure to drop by Adventure Radium! For more information, visit the Village of Radium website at www.radiumhotsprings. ca/departments/recreation, contact the Village Office at 250-347-6455, or email Jill Logan at

Windermere daycare takes play seriously Submitted by Arlee Romane Windermere Valley Child Care Society was established in 1976 as a preschool and expanded into a daycare a number of years ago. We have very qualified staff — some have been here for 16 to 28 years, and many have been here for five or more years. The beauty of our centre is that children can attend it from the time they enter daycare until they no longer need daycare at the age of 12. We become part of their family and are very attached to the children and their families. They can go from daycare to the preschool programs during the day without parents having to transport them from one program to the other. The school district transports the after-school children to the centre by bus.   We provide quality care with a play-

based learning environment for infants and toddlers, group daycare for three to five year olds, preschool for three year olds and four year olds, and an out-of-school care program. Some of the reasons why we are a playbased centre are that children learn more when they are playing; play develops children’s creativity and problem-solving skills; play prepares children better for school; and play teaches new skills and builds children’s self-esteem. We are currently taking registrations for next September’s preschool program so feel free to call us at 250-342-3168 or drop by for a visit (ask for Arlee or Pat). We also have some openings in the three- to five-year-old daycare program and the outof-school program for older children. Drop in and see our centre, whether you are looking for care immediately or in the future.

Vacation Bible School Birthday Parties! ! ok today Bo

Come and join the fun!

Register early to avoid disappointment – classes will fill up quickly!

Call us at 250-270-0273

Monday - Friday, July 8th - 12th 9 a.m. - 12 noon For All Children Ages 4+ - Grade 6 Register online at: or call 250-342-9535

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Famous landscape artists at Artym Submitted by Deanna Berrington The latest exhibition at the Artym Gallery features two accomplished professional artists who reside in B.C. — Rod Charlesworth and David Langevin. The doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15th with a display of their newest works, and these two renowned artists will be at the Artym between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is an incredible opportunity to meet two internationally renowned Canadian artists who have spent their artistic careers (nearly 50 years between the two of them!) chronicling the wild landscapes of Canada on their canvases. David Langevin has been paint-

ing professionally for nearly 20 years. He also has four post secondary degrees in Fine Arts and related fields from various schools. Originally from Quebec, he has made B.C. his home for many years now, and paints the rugged wild of this province as well as the rest of Canada. His impressively textured landscapes with their placid glacial water and their craggy boulders have amazing depth, while his signature tree portraits explore the individuality and apparent personality of a small grove of aspen with a fir or even a single evergreen. Rod Charlesworth is primarily a self-taught artist who has been painting for close to 30 years and is heavily influenced by not only the

quintessential Canadian artists Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven, but also by the artists who originally inspired them — the Impressionists. His landscapes span the country geographically, with paintings in this show from Haida Gwaii all the way to Newfoundland, with a focus on Western Canada. His strong brush strokes and bright colours create enthralling modern examinations of familiar scenes. They are intense, immediate and dramatic. Everyone is welcome to come down, see their latest works and have a chat with them. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, June 23rd, and all works can be found online at

Tasty food and great art at Pynelogs Submitted by Matthew Brummitt With the wild and wonderful artwork of valley high school students filling up the Pynelogs Art Gallery and the delectable smells wafting out of the Pynelogs Café kitchen, there aren’t many more suitable places to usher in the sun than from the Pynelogs patio overlooking Kinsmen Beach. The Pynelogs Café has begun its seasonal hours, and is open Tuesday through to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. With daily changing features, a magnificent patio, cold beer, delicious food and an amazing staff, the Pynelogs café is a lunch-force to be reckoned with. If you haven’t yet tried one of the signature Scotty Burgers, you had better get started. For this season, the

man behind the burger has introduced ‘The Comfort” into the ranks of Scotty Burgers — an eight-ounce, 100 per cent Alberta Beef burger stuffed with Mom’s mac’n cheese and full of tasty delight. Following the REACH Art Show that showcases the artwork of DTSS high school students, the Featured Artist part of the Pynelogs season will begin. Starting Tuesday, June 25th, selected artists will be featured. This year’s lineup is composed of a dramatically diverse group of artists, from the classical to the radical. Each show will run for two weeks, and each will have an artist opening. Check in with us for the details of each show or have a look at the CV Arts sign by the Panorama turn off. Call 250-342-4423 for more information.

Vinyl Windows | Doors | Glass Sealed Units | Windshields | Shower Doors


Marc Robinson 250-341-8725 | Box 2011 Invermere B.C. V0A 1K0

Fogged-up, stained or broken glass sealed unit windows. for the month of June.

10% off


Shannonbrook Boarding Kennels • • • •

Kathy and Elizabeth

Registered Scotch Collies Obedience and agility training Pet therapy Rally obedience

1628 Windermere Loop Road • 250-342-6188

Kitties on Parade!

Annual Adoption Event, Sunday, June 16 • • 250-341-7888

The Windermere District Social Service Society will be holding it’s


Lower level of 1210 9th Avenue, Invermere B.C. June 24th, 2013 at 7 p.m. All public members are welcome to attend. Please contact Donna at 250-342-3699 for more information.

Open 7 days a week. Located at Copper Point Resort, 760 Cooper Road 250-341-4002 •

Groundswell Network Society’s

Annual General Meeting Monday, June 24th 6 p.m. at the Community Greenhouse

Come find out what’s happening with Groundswell, the Community Greenhouse and Community Garden.

Social to follow! Advertorial

THE PERFECT RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE Seniors want it all: a comfortable home, independence to follow their own schedule and maintain their own interests, safety and security, delicious food and the company of others. And who can blame them? Not long ago, seniors had limited housing options, and few met all of their needs. But when Columbia Garden Village opened its doors a new style of seniors housing opened in Invermere, providing today’s seniors the opportunity to experience retirement living at its best. Columbia Garden Village is a well-crafted seniors’ community boasts beautiful suites ranging from studios to one and two bedroom layouts. These maintenance-free living suites incorporate supportive features to promote independence and 24-hour emergency monitoring service for added peace of mind. Kitchens include a fridge and stove and each suite is equipped with its own personal heat and air conditioning controls. Beyond the suite is access to a variety of common areas which include a games room, spa room, library, dining room, coffee room, crafts room, hair salon and lounges. All areas are easily accessible, full of interesting people, engaging activities and share a wonderful sense of community. Hospitality services at Columbia Garden Village are included in the affordable monthly rent and include weekly housekeeping, a wide selection of recreational and social activities, 24 hour emergency monitoring, shuttle bus service, and hot, delicious meals prepared by on-site chefs. And each meal is served by cheerful wait staff in a central dining room, with a cozy fireplace where guests and families are always welcome. In addition to the hospitality services, residents can enjoy peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about extra bills because all utilities including water, sewer, heat, air conditioning and cable are also included. What’s more, Columbia Garden Village’s convenient location enables seniors to easily maintain their relationships with friends and family. And at Columbia Garden Village pets are a big part of the family. In this pet friendly building residents are encouraged to bring their pets with them to live. Free from the responsibilities of home-ownership, seniors at Columbia Garden Village can enjoy the many other activities and joys that life offers. We’re fortunate to live in a time when retirement living options provide everything seniors want – and more! Columbia Garden Village is open daily; and you can call 250-341-3350 for more information or to book a tour.

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

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Always be grateful for every new day!

Barb J. Smith, CGA Certified General Accountant

1022A-7th Avenue, Invermere, B.C. Tel. 250-342-8304 • Fax 250-342-8305

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. ~Robert H. Goddard North Star Hardware & Building Supplies Ltd.


Independently owned 410 Borden Street • Athalmer


“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death” - Unknown author

Schedule of Events: June 15th 5 p.m. 5-5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:55 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:30-6:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 8 to 8:45 p.m. 8:45 to 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:15 p.m.

Survivors’ Reception — Open to any and all cancer survivors and their caregivers. Musical entertainment by L8 Welcome speeches, introduction by MC Marko Shehovac Stretch and warm up with Lexie from the Garage Training Facility Terri Lightfoot Survivor Speech Survivors’ Victory Lap First lap for all participants L8 performs again Zumba dancing with Colleen Wagner of Desiderata Studio Enjoy the sounds of Deb Ede and Kurt Reichel Dance competition put on by the high school students Hair Shave-a-Thon - please register with Cindy at Westland Insurance Acoustic duo of Kathleen and Scott Ivers entertains Arabian Spice Belly Dancers perform Jail & Bail — Watch as local celebrities are arrested and put in Relay jail. They have to raise at least $250 bail in order to get out. Race-A-Cop — Challenge one of the local RCMP to a dash. All you need is $50. Luminary Ceremony

Preserving memories of loved ones If you have ever taken part in the Luminary Ceremony as part of the Relay for Life, you know what a moving experience it can be. Here in the Columbia Valley, as part of that ceremony, we run a PowerPoint presentation on the wall of the tent. This presentation is a pictorial of family and friends from our communities who have had cancer. Some are survivors, some are still fighting, and some

have lost their battle. I encourage everyone out there to submit a photo of a loved one, along with their name and anything you want included. It could be their birth/ death dates, what kind of cancer they had, what a great human being they were… the list is endless. If you have already submitted in previous years, it will still be included. If you need to make changes to your submission, that is possible as well. Please direct all your communication to or call 250-342-9059.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” - Winston Churchill

For thou will light my candle, the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

Chisel Peak Medical Centre 10th Ave. Invermere • 250-342-8877

7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-6415

Submitted by Sheila Tutty, Chair






Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.

Psalm 18:28

~Emily Dickinson

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” - Emory Austin


Phone: 250-342-7100 Email:

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Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Myth: Change your ads all the time. Readers get tired of the same thing. Reality: Develop a good campaign, or theme for your ads. Stick with that one campaign, and only make small changes on headlines or details. Call Dean or Angela at 250-341-6299 to find out more.

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HERE TO SERVE YOU • Stains/Lacquers • Interior/Exterior Restoration • Elastormeric/Stucco • New Construction • Apoxies (Cement Floors, Pools) Adam Nohels • Box 331, Canal Flats, BC • 250-688-0128

From Framing to Finishing Al Tallman

Call Al at

We Do It All!

Complete Automotive Repairs

Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash – Servicing RVs and Holiday Trailers

Phone: 250-342-6614 •

Septic Tank Pumping Portable Toilet Rentals • PROPERTY MAINTENANCE • Trucking • Mini Excavator • Residential/Commercial

Kari Kari&&John JohnMason Mason

• LANDSCAPING & DESIGN • Skidsteer Services • Mini Track Hoe

• Complete sewer/drain repairs • A well maintained septic system NEW should be pumped every 2-3 years SEWER • Reasonable rates – Seniors’ discount CAMERA • Speedy service – 7 days a week • Avoid costly repairs

Invermere Panorama Invermere ••Panorama

Bruce Dehart 250.347.9803 or 250.342.5357


BOUTIQUE VACATION HOME MANAGEMENT RENTAL SERVICES “Proven and successful Management and Marketing Services for your Vacation Home” “Trip Advisor Vacation Rental of the Year 2011 and 2012”

Call or visit online

PH: 1-888-711-ESCAPE (3722) • WEB:

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Complete uine Construction Services


• Weekly Home Checks • Full Yard Services • Maintenance Services

David Gulbe • Mike Bernicot

Box 1020 • Invermere B.C. V0A 1K0 •

Cranbrook Pest Control Pro

We use the most successful products available.


Complete Concrete Restoration Water Proofing • Foundation Repairs Emergency Water Damage Service




Environmentally-friendly integrated pest management. Ask about our maintenance programs.

Visit our online store at: GUARANTEED 250-426-9586 1-888-371-6299

DCS Plumbing

• Ready Mix Concrete • Commercial concrete sealer • Concrete Pumping retarder for exposed • Over 50 colours available aggregate and in stock • DELIVERED ON TIME • Concrete stamps for rent at a fair price • Full range of coloured release • Full range of sand and agents for stamping gravel products.

Phone: 250-342-6452 • 250-342-3773 • Cell: 250-270-9444 All products are available at 9120, Hwy 93/95 which is five kilometres north of Tim Hortons


Phone: 250-342-7100 Email:

• Trusses • Engineered Floors • Wall Panels Tel: 250.341.6075 Fax: 250.341.3427 Email:

1320 Industrial Road #3 Box 159, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

• Plumbing, Repair and Installation • Drain Lines • Hot Water Tanks • Over 30 years experience • 24 hour emergency service • Seniors’ Discount


Jesse Vader 250.341.5426

250-341-8501 Commercial

Ken Johnson 250.341.5427


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HERE TO SERVE YOU Renovating? Spring Cleanup/Lawn Maintenance Interior World • • • •

window fashions

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

Everett Frater Enterprises

Phone: 250-347-9228 • Cell: 250-342-5645


Doors Windows Flooring Painting/ Interior/Exterior • Kitchen Renovations



Landscaping Ltd.

• Bathroom Renovations • Additions • Decks • Finish Carpentry • Basement Renovations


Wood Blinds

Home Valet

Interior World

• Insured • Eco-friendly

• Cleaning • Security • Maintenance • Concierge

window fashions 250-409-4900

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

Top Quality

• New Homes • Renovations • Framing • Roofing • Custom Finishing • Timber Framing


Interior World

Insulated Concrete Forms Call 250-342-2001 •

window fashions

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406



Need Blinds? Interior World

Scott Postlethwaite

window fashions

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

CVCC Contractor/ Trade Builder of the Year 2008

Residential, Commercial Electric Furnace and Hot Water Tank Repair and Service For All Your Electrical Needs

1710 10th Avenue – Invermere, BC V0A 1K0



Kootenay Cribbing, Ltd. Established 1976


Low to Zero Emissions

Contact Dale Elliott • 250-341-7098

Serving the Valley since 1995.

• Auto • Home • Commercial • Shower Doors • Mirrors




PH: 250-345-2188 • CELL: 250-342-1289 • TOBYWOOD@SHAW.CA 5144 Riverside Dr., Fairmont, B.C. V0B 1L1

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Residential & Industrial Vacuum Service Hydrovac (Nondestructive Excavation) Water Tankers • Vacuum Trucks Steam Cleaner/acid Cleaning Flusher Truck Oil Field Hauling Portable Toilet Rentals Septic Tank & Field Cleaning Grease Trap Cleaning • Well cleaning

Service is our business! Vac Truck Services


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HERE TO SERVE YOU Lake Auto Services

250-342-9310 Same great team, same great service.


Radium Hot Springs Esso


FREE ESTIMATES • 250-688-0959 • 250-342-2087

7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs

Lakes & Mountains Exterior


• Siding Hardie / CertainTeed Fiber Cement / Vinyl / Cedar • New Windows / Doors • Wood Decks • Trex composite Decking • Sun Rooms • Vinyl Decking Membrane • Aluminum Canopies • Railings Wood / Glass / Aluminum • Custom Exterior Wood Work • Asphalt Shingles / Metal Roofing • Complete Rain Screen Building Envelope Systems • Leak Investigation and Repair • Full Building Exterior Restorations Services • 15 years serving the Kootenays and Okanagan Region


Facebook LMEC Siding Ltd.



Hourly or Contract Rates Available

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BOX 2228 BOX 459 742 - 13th STREET 7553 MAIN STREET INVERMERE, BC. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BC V0A 1K0 V0A 1M0 PHONE: 250-342-3031 PHONE: 250-347-9350 FAX: 250-342-6945 FAX: 250-347-6350 Email: • Toll Free: 1-866-342-3031

Come in and browse our giftware

J. Douglas Kipp, B. Sc. (Pharm.) Laura Kipp, Pharm D., Irena Sedlakova, B.Sc. (Pharm.) Your Compounding Pharmacy

• Excavator • Mini-Excavator • Bobcats • Dump Truck • Compaction Equipment • Street Sweeping • Underground Services • Site Prep • Road Building • Land Clearing • Landscaping • Basements

Open Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 1301 - 7th Avenue, Invermere



Nails by Lorry

Concrete Pump • Sand & Gravel Heavy Equipment Rentals • Crane Service

Sculptured Acrylic Nails and Waxing

Proudly Serving the Valley for over 50 years

Grad Specials - Acrylic Nails

40 per set


For competitive prices and prompt service, call: 250-342-3268 (plant) 250-342-6767 (office) t.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists Truck Mounted System • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Dean Hubman

Certified Technician


Toll Free: 877-342-3052

Invermere, BC V0A 1K3


Trevor Hayward


Call 250-347-9665

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in Calgary since 2002 in Invermere since 2004

Your search for quality and dependability ends with us.

build your foundation

(250) 270-0345 (403) 870-7558 Patco Developments Ltd. PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS ESSO Automotive Repairs 7 days a week

Residential & Commercial Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

building & renos

(250) 341-7283

Bus: 250-342-9692 Cell: 250-342-5241

RR#4 2117 - 13 Avenue Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K4

GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL Freight & Passenger Depot

Fax: 250-342-9644

7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs

(250) 347-9726

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HERE TO SERVE YOU RFE ALARMS Monitoring includes Guard and keyholder service • Surveillance Systems • Home Theatre • Analog & Digital Background Sound Systems

Rick Flowitt

Plumbing • Heating • Electrical

Rigid Plumbing Ltd. Andy Charette

Local company, local service.


Quality you can see!

E: P: 250-341-5179

WINDERMERE 250-342-6805

Kootenay Paving

1756 Hwy 93/95, P.O. Box 2700, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-342-6500 • Toll Free: 1-888-341-2221 • Fax: 250-342-3484 FREE ESTIMATES

Chimney and Eavestrough Cleaning and Repair Specialists

You name it! I’ll take care of it! YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP for all home maintenance from raking your lawn to renovating your entire house.

4890 Stoddart Creek RR#2 Invermere, BC V0A 1K2

Cell: 250-341-7727 • Fax: 250-347-6363 •

• Gel & Acrylic Nails • Coloured Gel • Nail Art

• Serving the valley for over 30 years • Commercial • Industrial • Residential • All work is guaranteed • Free estimates

Fully Insured & WCB Covered

Darren Ross

• Pruning and Removal of ALL Trees and Shrubs • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured & WCB Covered

New Home Construction

• Journeyman Carpenter • Contracting • Framing/Siding/Finishing • Timberframe • Custom Log Railing & Decks

Call Judy ~ 250-341-5245 • Days, Evenings, Weekends

Skandia Concrete

Commercial – Residential Installation – Maintenance – Repairs

Invermere and East Kootenay Region


Septic Systems Installed ~ Pumped ~ Repaired Prefab Cement Tanks Installed Water Lines Dug and Installed Basements Dug




Scott Wilisky • cell 250 270 0745

T. Holden Holdings Ltd. Terry Holden Box 179 Edgewater, B.C. V0A 1E0 Ph: 250-347-9629 Cell: 250-341-8479

• Home improvement, renovations, design and drawings • CADD drawings, building code compliant design • Project management, scope of work and bid drawings • 37 years experience in construction and carpentry

• Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Fireplaces • Full Heating and Ventilation Systems Call for your FREE consultation and estimate


Keep your local companies alive. Why go to Golden when you can get your tree services right here in Invermere!

Please call Steve ~ a real local you can trust! 250-342-1791

Kitchen cabinet & counter top SpecialiStS Westridge Cabinets Dealer ~ Granite and Quartz Counter Tops Come visit our showroom,

492 arrow rd., unit 1b 250-342-hoMe (4663)

Industrial ~ Commercial ~ Residential • Garage Doors • Passage Doors • Truck Doors • Sun Rooms • Patio Covers • Vinyl Decking • Aluminum Railings • Gutters • Siding • Soffit • Facia • Window Capping • Renovations

250-342-6700 •

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Saturday, June 15th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 16th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Beach toys, water skis, ropes, life jackets, paddles, snow skis, boots and poles, golf clubs, various household items, floor polisher, patio furniture, hammock, new bench saw, blower for drying carpet etc., various tools, and a new 2,000lb. winch, chainsaw, paint sprayer, grinder, mosquito fogger, portable work bench, pressure washer, deck heater, flower pots, wheelbarrow, and much, much more.#631 Lower Lakeview Road, Invermere.

Multi-family garage sale. Sunday, June 16th. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 7097 Morgan Lane, Elk Park Ranch development in Radium.

Moving Sale: Saturday, June 15th. 8 a.m. 1311 John Woods Road, Invermere.

Jeers to the people who put idiotically stupid Jeers into the paper anonymously. I want to know your names!

Biggest and best garage sale in the valley! Saturday June 22nd. 1775 Windermere Loop Road. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Multi-family garage sale. Saturday June 15th, 8:30 a.m. Highlands subdivision on Upper Lakeview Road.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th - it’s Garage Sale time! Clearing out baby gear, kids toys, household items. 5117 Wilder Loop Road, FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS. Lemonade and Cake. Pop stand too!

Unit 23 -2598 Mountain View Crescent in Castle Rock Estates. Saturday, June 15th 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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 250-342-2424. Columbia United AA, Invermere: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday (closed), and Wednesday at the BC Service Building, South End – 624 4th St., Invermere. Radium Friendship Group:  Friday at the Catholic Church, East Side of Main St. With the exception of Tuesday, all meetings are open.

Multi-family Garage Sale. Saturday June 15th. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 310 12th Ave. Something for everyone.

June 15th, 945 Westridge Way. 9 a.m. - noon. Some furniture and miscellaneous items.

Jeers for NO HOODSTOCK 2013! I am so saddened that this year there is no Hoodstock.   Last year I took my daycare children as well as my own and have never had such an amazing experience at a music fest.   All the activities offered for the children were spectacular and I can’t say enough about how amazing the location is, nothing as great as walking barefoot on a beautifully manicured lawn while listening to great music.  I look forward to Hoodstock all year long and as the date approaches this year I find myself getting excited, but then remember it’s not happening this year :(.  I know I’m not the only one greatly disappointed with this and I sure hope who ever is responsible for putting on such a wonderful family event can get their act together next year!

S OBITUARY S Mary Root (nee Dalton)

Passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on May 30th, surrounded by her family who loved her. She will be remembered by her children Kevin, Tanis, and Ardis and their spouses, Dorothy, Pat, and Mike, and her grandchildren Read, Carol, Heather, Matthew, Alison, Genny, and Graham. Mary joins Larry, her husband of almost 6o years, who she has missed so much since he passed in February 2012. Services will be held at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere at 3pm on July 28th. Donations to the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research, a special interest of Mary’s.

Multi-family yard sale. 4792 Selkirk Ave, Edgewater. Saturday, June 15th, 9 a.m. – Noon. Family Garage Sale. 1324-12th Avenue. 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Plenty of treasures for kids and adults! Behind old Mickey’s Autobody Shop. Saturday, June 15th. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lots of brand new household and baby items. Avon products, great prices. June 15th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 410 Third Avenue.

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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 250-3428255. Narcotics Anonymous meeting now available. Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 250-342-1071 for more info.

FREE Piano to give away. Call Bruce Dehart at 250-342-0286

CHEERS & JEERS Cheers to Valley Foods for their ongoing support of Relay for Life.

HERE TO SERVE YOU VJ (Butch) Bishop Owner/Operator

4846 Holland Creek Ridge Rd. Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

■ Lockout Service ■ Lake Recovery ■ 24 Hour Towing ■ Prompt Service

Also offering FREE year-round pickup of unwanted vehicles

Cheers to Invermere Veterinary Hospital. Thanks to Dr. Zehnder, Dr. Thiessen, and staff for providing such exceptional care to Miley. Cheers to the guy at Windy cafe Tuesday night who helped me get my grandmother into the restaurant. HUGE CHEERS! To all of the sponsors, partners, supporters, volunteers, and helpers who helped make the Magic Show a success!! And cheers to everyone who came! CHEERS to BC Hydro for being the first business sponsor for the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival! Cheers to Kim Hutton for stopping and helping me on the side of the road. You rock! Jeers to the drunks who come out just to party and have no respect for the community.

LOST AND FOUND Car keys found on 13th Avenue. Please call 250-270-1525. Found at Mount Nelson Athletic Park, a child’s bike and 3 helmets. Please call the District office 250342-9281 if they belong to you.


GARAGE SALE June 22, 9am to 3 pm

Invermere Community Hall Including contents from 4 abandoned storage units donated by Newhouse Multi-Storage “Almost Storage Wars” All donations and gratefully accepted and appreciated.Call 250-342-3033 (leave message) to arrange pick up or drop off. As always volunteers appreciated. Please contact us at the number above if interested.

• Excavators • Mini-Excavators • Bobcats • Dump Trucks • Water Trucks • Compaction Equipment • Snow Plow • Sanding Equipment • Crane Truck • Mobile Pressure Washing & Steam Cleaning • Underground Services • Site Prep & Demolition • Road Building • Land Clearing • Controlled Burning • Rock Walls • Rip Rap • Top Soil • Sand & Gravel


Warbrick Towing & Salvage • Cell: 250-342-5851

All profits go to The Summit Youth Centre

THANK YOU for supporting the youth in your community!

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NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE Various sizes available. Now with climate-controlled units. Call 250-342-3637.

CARRIAGE COURT APARTMENTS! Conveniently located behind Sobeys within walking distance to downtown. 2-bdrm townhouse units, outside entrance. Sliding glass doors open onto balcony, overlooking private courtyard. Fireplace and W/D included in each unit. Long-term preferred, N/P. Utilities not included. $750/month. Available immediately. 250-270-0729.

One site left at our mobile home park in the beautiful Columbia Valley. Quiet country setting. Close to the best golf courses in the Kootenays, Radium and Fairmont Hot Springs, and boating on Windermere Lake. Garbage, water and sewer included. Only 7 kms to Invermere, 3 hours to Calgary. Juniper Mobile Home Park, 250342-2949.

STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park: 250-342-3166. Wanted: Secure motor boat trailer only storage for the summer of 2013 - till Oct/13 roughly. Cost negotiable. Call Dave at 403-2552166.

COMMERCIAL SPACE For lease: 1,200 sq. ft. finished office space. Available immediately. Call Scott at 250-342-5758. For lease: newly renovated, beautiful office spaces. Street level. From 250 sq. ft. to 1,200 sq. ft., air-conditioned. Available immediately. Panache Building across from the A&W. Call 250-3425805. For lease: 2,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse space located at #5 108 Industrial Road #2. Available July 1st. $1,350/month + utilities and HST. Ideal for relocating veterinarian. Phone Leo, 250-342-1177.

Radium: 4-bdrm, 2-bath basement suite. W/D, N/P, N/S, no partiers. $1,100/month, utilities included. References required. 250-342-6010. Radium: Large 2-Bdrm, complete with 5 appliances. Quiet neighbourhood. $750 + utilities. 250-347-9345. Radium Hot Springs, B.C. – Available July 1st, 2013, large, bright, 1-bdrm & 1 bath walkout suite. Nice patio and private entrance, six appliances. $700/ month + utilities, N/S, N/P, D.D. $350. Email or call 403-651-9346.


For rent in Windermere: 2-bdrm suite, furnished, private entrance, N/P, N/S, mature responsible adult. References required with address & phone no. $625/month + damage deposit of $300. Available immediately. 250-342-6022.

Private room with cable, phone, laundry access, internet, and all utilities included, $400/month + $200 D.D., N/P. 1-866-222-0325.

2-bdrm 1,100 sq. ft. apartment above Village Arts Invermere. $600/month. N/P, N/S. Tim, 250342-7337.


Downtown Radium: Small Bachelor suite in downtown Radium. Utilities included, $350 D.D. required. Call 250-347-6420. Available immediately.

Home needed. Professional, mature couple seeks high quality home for long term lease, 3 or 4 bathrooms, garage preferred. Please email

SUITE FOR RENT Windermere: Upper Hilltop Road. 1-bdrm walk-out basement suite. $675/month, utilities included. 250-342-3790. Invermere: affordable 1-bdrm and 2-bdrm apartments. $600 - $800/ month. Includes all utilities. 250341-1182.

Invermere, 2 bdrm, F & S. Minimum 1 year lease. References required. N/S, N/P. $800/month plus utilities. 250-409-9801. 1-bdrm basement suite in Windermere, available immediately. $600 + DD. $60 for hydro, satellite and internet included. Shared W/D, N/S, N/P. Contact Doug or Tracy at 250-3423047.

3-bdrm townhouse for rent in Invermere. 1.5 bathrooms, laundry, and garage. $1,200 a month + utilities. N/P. Will negotiate for long-term renter. Available July 1st. Phone 250-771-4481. Newly renovated 3-bdrm, 3-bath house. 7330 Copperhorn Drive, Radium. Rent $1,295. Rent-to-own or purchase with seller financing. Customizable payment plans available. Call to discuss, Ron 403561-1626 or . Long-term rental: 3-bdrm, 3-bath. Large deck, yard and attached garage. Available July 1st. N/S, pets negotiable, references required. $1, 200 + utilities. Contact Gary, 250-342-1322 or scburford@gmail. com. Fairmont: 3-bdrm, newer home on large lot near river. Over 2,000 square feet. $1,200/month. Call Mark at 403-519-0252. Edgewater: 2-bdrm mobile home with fenced yard. Pets negotiable, references required. Long-term renters preferred. $700/month + utilities. 250-347-9883.

CONDO FOR RENT Canal Flats Condo, Jade Landing Development: 2+1 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and partially finished basement. 6 Appliances. 12 minutes to Fairmont. $750/month + utilities. Available immediately. Contact Mike at 403-804-6937. Duplex with garage in Castlerock! 3-bed, 3-bath, 3-floor. Beautiful view with deck and yard, lawn care and snow removal included. $1,500 + utilities, call 250-341-1108 or email .



2 bedroom condo, unfurnished. Condos on 10th Ave. Long term tennant only. $750 plus utilities, references required.


Our inventory is getting low. Please contact us if you need help renting your home or recreational property. Please call…

Eric or Dave 250-342-4040

Radium: The Pinewood. 2-bdrm, 2-bath. Fully furnished, fireplace, BBQ, 5 appliances, 2 TVs, underground parking. N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $1,100/ month, utilities included. D.D. required. Call Joanne, 780-9143497. Canal Flats: 2-bdrm, 1.5bath condo with in-suite laundry. 1,000 sq. ft. of beautiful, comfortable, living space in quiet neighbourhood. $700/month + utilities. Available immediately. Call 403-873-8158 or e-mail . Serious inquiries only. Radium: 2-bdrm, 2-bath, 6 appliances, fireplace, balcony, underground parking and storage locker. $900/month, utilities included. N/S, N/P. Phone 780-5548150 or 780-929-5458 or email The Peaks 2-bdrm w/loft 3-baths, 6 appliances fireplace 2-balconies, underground storage & parking. $900/month N/S. Available July 15th. Phone 403-609-0987 or email . Radium Pinewood condo, 2 bedroom with loft, 2 bath. F/P $900/month, includes underground parking and utilities. N/P, N/S. 403-615-9989 or email me at .



Large 1-brdm, fully furnished on golf course in Radium. Very quiet and private. $675/month, includes heat, hydro, cable. N/S. Phone 250427-4997.

MINERAL CLAIMS Findlay Creek Area, NW of Canal Flats, BC. Beautiful earth-colored slate stone for landscapes, waterscapes, walkways, retaining walls, masonry, fireplaces, and decorative fill. Road access. Three claims, sizes 61, 153, and 256 acres. Open to offers. Telephone Elaine, 250-345-6271, cell 250-341-7122. Email

HOMES FOR SALE 3-bdrm home, 2,830 sq ft on 2.2 acres. 180’ water front & pond. 2 baths, basement suite, studio & shop, 2 storage sheds & greenhouse. Asking $425,000. 250-342-6936.

VALLEY VALUE Like-new three bedroom home with mountain views. $298,000. Call Mike 250-241-6150 or log on to ID:266065. Radium Riverstone Villas town house for sale. 1,350 sq. ft., 2 large bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms plus den/3rd bedroom. Large kitchen and dining room with 1/2 bath. Riverrock gas fireplace, central air and vacuum, garage. Best deal in the valley. $189,000.00. Refer to Calgary Kijiji Ad ID 487483349 for details and photos. For appointment to view 250-347-2490 .

Rockies West Realty Independently Owned and Operated

492 Highway 93/95, Invermere, BC

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Charming country acreage with the original 1937 Galena School house that has been redesigned to make room for your family. A special place to hang your heart!




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Newly renovated 3,000 sq. ft. home for sale in downtown Invermere, just blocks from the beach. 4-bdrm, 2-bath. Open-concept living, older home, zoned R2. Asking $289,000. Why rent when you can own for $1,400/month? Call 250-342-5148.

Fairmont family with 3 kids is seeking a fun, outgoing, energetic person who loves kids and summer! This job is working part-time as a Nanny. Please call 250-345-4094 for more details.

Sea-Doo turbo charged. 100 hours. Includes trailer, stand, and covers. 250-342-6026. #631 Lower Lakeview Road, Invermere.

For sale or lease. 2 unique lots on private property. Comes with power, water and sewer. Near Spillimacheen. Call 250-346-3309 or 250-688-0309.

Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Environmentally friendly products. Dry in 1 hour! Call 250-688-0213 or visit .


Acreage for sale just a few minutes from Invermere. This 1,900 sq. ft. home has 2 bedrooms, den, 2.5 baths, main floor laundry, country kitchen, covered deck and attached 2-car garage. Partially finished basement has lots of potential. Property also has 2,200 sq. ft. workshop, ideal for home-based business or RV storage. Large garden, root cellar and landscaped yard. Priced at $599,000. 250-342-6967.

Fairmont family with 3 kids is seeking a fun, outgoing, energetic person who loves kids and summer! This job is working part-time as a Nanny. Please call 250-345-4094 for more details.

2007 Skyline Layton 17ft. trailer, double axle, 4 wheels, heavy duty hitch. Solar panel on roof. Furnace, large fridge/freezer, double sink, 3 burner stove and oven, dining table, sleeps 4, full bathroom, awning. $10,000. 250-342-0453. Can be seen locally.

Dryer Vent and Furnace Cleaning & inspections. Call AQUAIR today! 250-342-5089.

2-bdrm rancher on beautiful 5 acres with spectacular mountain views. New roof (November 2011), 5 minutes north of Radium. Asking $369,900. 250-347-9692. Price below assessed value. INVERMERE HOUSE FOR SALE $269,000.00, 4-bdrms, two full baths, family room, living room, recently newly renovated, phone 250-3420112 or cell 250-341-5221.

CONDO FOR SALE Riverstone villas condo. 3 Bdrms, 1 1/2 bath, large soaker tub, walk-in shower, fireplace, 6 appliances, large open kitchen/dining, carpet, hardwood and lino, deck, gas heat, garage. Never smoked in, pets or renters, shows like new. $199,000. 250-342-7608. Condo fees paid for first year.

ANIMALS Looking for someone to love? You may find your purrrfect companion at the Invermere Companion Animal Network’s (ICAN) Annual Adoption Event “Kitties on Parade!” on Sunday, June 16, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. at the ICAN shelter in Invermere, 455 Panorama Dr (take turn to Panorama and watch for sign). The adoption fee for cats aged 10 months and older is reduced to only $40; the regular $100 adoption fee applies to kittens. All cats and kittens are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. For more information call 341-7888 or visit the ICAN website:


250 US gallon tanks for sale. Very versatile, plastic w/ metal 6” opening, 2’ discharge, 125 lbs. $200 for 1 or $300 for 2. Call George. 250347-9500. Bunk Beds, double bottom, twin on top with mattresses: $350. Childs desk: $75. Punching bag with gloves: $90. 250-342-0118. Hay - round Bales. $50 - $80/bale. Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617. Quality Top Soil and Manure $160 per dump truck load, $90 per pick-up load. Well-aged cow manure, $100 per pickup load. Delivery extra. Call 250-342-1268. Sauna For Sale in excellent condition, was $2,400 sadly must let it go for a great price of $700. Cedar, 2 person, snaps together and fits in a very small space. Call 250342-5136.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 2001 Kawasaki 800 Vulcan. 12,000 km. saddle bags, crash bar. Beautiful shape. Asking $5,000 OBO. To view, contact 250-3415524.

1999 Tahoe trailer, 30 ft. Front bedroom, bunk beds, slide-out, AC, new awning, stored locally. $13,500. 403-249-4643. 2001 Salem Travel Trailer. 24 ft. A.C. Sleeps 6. Bathtub/Shower. TV, VCR, excellent condition, contents included, on permanent site in Windermere. $6,000 OBO. Phone 403-235-4578 or 403-614-4009. 2006 Yamaha Bruin 4 x 4. Asking $2,500 O.B.O. Winch - Mileage 4827, tires like new, runs real good. 2008 23ft Ridgecrest travel trailer with slide. Sleeps four people, queen walk-around bed, full bath. Two 30-gallon propane tanks, lots of storage, comes with equilizer hitch and sway bars. $13,000 OBO. 250-341-1419. Apache lite-weight camper – like new. Bathroom & electric remote jacks. $11,500. (250)-341-3342

BOATS FOR SALE 18 foot DORAL Spirit. Open bow, 325 HP 5.7L V-8, dual exhaust, electronic trim tabs! Boat is fun, reliable and powerful. $9,500 OBO. Call 250-688-1495. 12 foot Zodiac. Complete with 4 HP Yamaha motor. (New) 250-3426026. #631 Lower Lakeview Road, Invermere. 1999 Glascon Boat, 18 ft. ultra 180, 4.3 litre V6-205 HP, cockpit and bow cover, Good condition, runs great. Serviced by marine mechanic end of each season. $8,500 OBO. 250345-4571 (h), 250-341-7237 (c ) .


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VEHICLES FOR SALE 2007 Dodge Caravan. 72,000 km. Asking $7,500. Call 250-342-3122 or 250-342-5492. Ask for Terri or Bill. 1990 Ford E-350 window van, A/C, cruise, dual fuel tanks, 302 fuel injected, 174,600 km. $2,000 O.B.O. Phone 250-342-2104. 2005 Avalanche. 187,000 km. $9,000 O.B.O. Call 250-342-6848. Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2002. 170,00 km. Lots of extras. Absolutely immaculate! $6,995. Call 250-688-0222.

Piano to give away. Call Bruce Dehart at 250-342-0286.

SERVICES Home Building and Renos Chuck Newhouse Builders 250-342-3637

Triple J Window Cleaning Residential. For a brighter outlook call Jim, 250-349-7546.

Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089. Valley Framing & Contracting. Everything from roofs and decks to major renovations. Contact Will at 250-341-7204. AJ Siding and Eavetroughing. 5 inch Eavetroughing cleaning, repairs, installation, siding-can-excel, Hardi, Vinyl, Cedar soffit fascia. Call Joe 250-342-7177.


District Administration Office – Invermere, BC School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) is seeking a permanent full-time Administrative Assistant working in the District Administration Office in Invermere, B.C., effective July 2, 2013. The Administrative Assistant is directly responsible for providing a pleasant and helpful demeanor to the public, suppliers, teachers, students, parents and staff who visit or telephone the District Administration Office. This position performs a wide variety of administrative support services in a busy office setting, with minimal supervision. The duties range from complex to routine and are often confidential in nature. Tact, diplomacy and good judgment are essential. EXPERIENCE The successful candidate must have: • High level of expertise in all areas of office practice and procedures – proficient in the use of computers, multi-line switchboard and voice messaging systems, fax, photocopier and other related office equipment; • Intermediate to expert level of competence with MS Office, spreadsheet and database applications; • Experience preparing letters, memos and e-mail correspondence accurately and error free and; • Previous experience in providing service to the public in an executive office setting. COMPETENCIES The following list of personal attributes is key to the position: • Professional demeanor • Attention to detail • Initiative, Innovation and Creativity • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Effective problem solving skills under tight time constraints • High tolerance of stress in a multi-tasking environment • Ability to work well both independently and as a team member QUALIFICATIONS Must have completion of 12th school grade as well as completion of an Office Administration Program from a recognized Post-Secondary Institute and/or equivalent training and experience. Able to achieve 60 wpm minimum on a timed keyboarding certification test. Interested and qualified applicants should send a resume which includes your record of education, training and experience relevant to this position, as well as three references by Friday, June 21st at 4:00 pm to: Meghan O’Neill Human Resources Coordinator School District No.6 (Rocky Mountain) P.O. Box 430 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Phone: (250) 342-9243 (x 4416) / e-mail: Successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record search.

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photography studio & custom picture framing …look for the red door behind the Invermere Dry Cleaners!

250-342-5102 AJ Siding and Eavetroughing. 5 inch Eavetroughing cleaning, repairs, installation, siding-can-excel, Hardi, Vinyl, Cedar soffit fascia. Call Joe 250-342-7177. Shannon’s Blinds & Designs Save up to $500 on 10 or more blinds, plus the PST “Great service and I recommend Shannon to anyone. Prices are extremely competitive in the valley and with Calgary.” J Webb Wine Merchant – Calgary Phantom Retractable Screen Doors – Sale  Shannon’s Blinds & Designs 250-342-5749

HELP WANTED Peppi’s Pizza is accepting resumes for summer employment. Cooks, servers, dishwashers. Email to Attn: Tim and Laura 2013 and call or drop by in person. Pleiades Massage at Radium Hot Springs Pools is looking for P/T and F/T massage personnel for spring and summer months. Phone 250347-2100 or drop by most days, 12 - 6 p.m. Black Forest Restaurant is hiring. Cook, $12 - $14 per hour. 40 hours per week. Email resumes to careers@blackforestrestaurant. com or drop off resumes between noon and 5 p.m. Helna’s Stube is looking for kitchen help/dish washer and part-time evening server. Please call 250347-0047 or email mail@helnas. com.

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Akiskinook Resort is now accepting applications for strata maintenance personnel. This a full time position with flexible hours during slower periods. Students are welcome to apply. The successful candidate must be available to work weekends and have a valid Class 5 driver’s licence. Duties include the maintenance of all grounds, roads, parking, tennis courts, recreation centre, play area, beach, and marina. We are looking for an individual with strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills; a high level of attention to detail; able to work independently; able to maintain hand tools, gas powered tools, and equipment; working knowledge of WCB Work Safe Procedures is an asset but not required; Pool Operator Certificate Level 1 is an asset but not required. Resumes can be submitted by email to or by fax to 250-342-0122.

Vegetarian Catering Company is seeking mature part time assitance. $15 per hour. References a must. Contact Lisa at 250-341-1434.

Part-time job opportunity available assisting our drivers on the Jet Rod and Vacuum Trucks. No experience necessary but applicants must possess a Class 5 Licence and be in good physical condition. This is a great position suitable for a student or retiree. Salary - $20.00/hour. Call Bruce Dehart at 250-347-9803.

The Best Western Plus Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs is currently accepting resumes for Housekeeping Professionals and Guest Service Agents to join our friendly work environment. Successful candidates will be provided with on-going training in industry-leading cleanliness and customer service, and will receive competitive wages and a unique benefits program, access to our athletic club and pool. Please email resume to sshaw@prestigehotels. ca or drop off in person. University student looking for landscaping, grass cutting jobs. Reliable. Have own equipment. 250-341-7022. PAINTERS! Looking for reliable sub-contractors or labourers for summer employment. Must be motivated and able to work with little supervision. Wages based on experience. Please contact Stu with Picturesque Painting. 250-3417229. Black Forest is looking for a P/T daytime cleaner. Also kitchen helper/ dishwasher. Call or drop off resume. 250-342-9417.

Black Star Studios is hiring a Summer Student! Wanna fun and rewarding summer job? Then GET IN THERE with your resume!

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking to hire someone to fill an Events Coordinator position starting immediately and working until the beginning of September. The applicant must be registered to attend school full time in the fall. The position is full-time, (40 hours per week). The candidate must have good organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work unsupervised, an outgoing personality and be available to work weekends. Please drop off resumes with cover letter at the Visitor Centre or email to

Located in Panorama Mountain Village is now hiring

Massage Therapists/Practitioner Esthetician Full and part-time positions available. Please email resume to No phone calls please. Eagle Ranch Golf Resort has openings for the following positions: Do you enjoy a flexible work schedule? Earn $19/hr. cleaning vacation rental homes throughout the Windermere Valley and at Panorama. High Country Properties is seeking experienced contract cleaners. Choose your own schedule; full-time or part-time, weekends or weekdays. You must have your own vehicle. Contact

Beverage cart attendant Line and prep cooks Dishwashers Please send resume to or call 250-342-6149 and ask for Andrew

Join Us!

Careers at CBT Administrative Assistant, Sector Initiatives This is a full-time position, based out of our Golden office. View details at or request them from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Résumés accepted via email to by noon PT, July 5, 2013. • 1.800.505.8998

Join us:

We are celebrating our 2013 Electoral Area F and G Volunteers of the Year Norbert Schab and Barb Neraasen at our upcoming Town Hall Meetings.

Tuesday, June 25 - 7:00pm

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Volunteer of the Year presentation to Norbert Schab

Wednesday, June 26 - 7:00pm Edgewater Community Hall

0911611 BC LTD o/a Tim Hortons 496 Highway 93/95 Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K2

Food Counter Attendant Full-time/shift work Nights/overnights/early mornings/weekends $11.05/hour + medical/dental/group benefits. Apply via email:

Volunteer of the Year Presentation to Barb Neraasen There will be other items on the agenda as well during the Town Hall Meetings. Come out and hear about some of the things going on in your area and congratulate these hard working volunteers!

Mark your calendars and join us! REGIONAL DISTRICT OF EAST KOOTENAY Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: Website:

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Invermere Petro-Can is currently accepting resumes for F/T and P/T employment. Apply in person to 185 Laurier Street, Invermere between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Your Personal Connection. Full-time and part-time positions available for window washers, general laborers, lawn maintenance workers and manager. Wages negotiable. Call Darryl at 342-7622 or you can also drop resumes off at YPC fitness at 320 Borden Street, Athalmer.

The Radium Liquor Store is now accepting applications for a parttime, year-round Clerk position. Applicants must be physically fit, reliable and must be able to work flexible shifts including evenings and weekends. Apply with resume, in person to the Radium Liquor Store, beside the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery, by email to or fax (250)347-9987.

Kootenay River Runners are looking for experienced White Water Rafting Guides for Toby Creek and the Kicking Horse and Kootenay Rivers starting immediately. Photographer, Driver needed for Toby Creek - perfect for a local! Email your resume to info@ .

ALL DOLLED UP is looking for a motivated, reliable, and detailed-oriented person to join our team. Must be certified in manicures/pedicures and/or gel nails. Certified in Body Sugaring a bonus. Thursdays to Saturdays immediately and full time in the summer. Contact Carmen at or stop by. Taynton Bay Electrical is looking for an electrician around Invermere area. Residential work. Experience preferred, but willing to train. Must have drivers license. Call Cliff 250342-1355. Black Forest Restaurant is hiring a full-time server. Previous experience required in a busy upscale restaurant. Email, call or drop of resume. careers@ . 250342-9417. Dusk Building Systems is currently hiring employees for their truss and wall panel plants. Please submit resume to info@ or fax to 250-342-3427.

Shelley Shiners Is Now Hiring! We are an 18 year established cleaning business with full training manual and program! Job description: Parttime working into full-time, leading into year round work. All areas of cleaning, specializing in residential and post construction cleaning. Work days Monday-Friday, weekends and long weekends off. Full training program provided, wages based on the experience. Job requirements: Must be reliable, bondable and hardworking. Drivers licence preferred. 250-342-5837. Resume sent to shiner@cyberlink. ca. VALLEY FITNESS CENTRE Part-Time Desk Agent - Seeking a positive self-motivated individual, responsible with a great work ethic. Cleaning is a large part of this position. You must be able to work evenings until 9:00 pm and weekends. ENJOY FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP! Apply in person or email helen@shapeupinvermere. com.

When you work at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort you don’t just get a job, you get a passport to all the amenities of our facility. Enjoy complimentary golf, hot springs and skiing — as well as generous discounts at our spa, retail, seven restaurants and other ski resorts. Here are some of the positions available immediately or for summer 2013:

Shipper/Receiver Equipment Technician Groundsperson Assistant Pool Manager Housekeeping Room Attendant

While experience is desired for certain roles, the key requirement for all positions is a positive attitude, relentless enthusiasm and a passion for great service. We can teach you many things, but we can’t teach you that! Interested? Please forward your resume with references to the attention of David Sheedy: hr@, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6004.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the position of:

Group Sales Assistant Fairmont Hot Springs Resort requires a full-time Group Sales Assistant from July through October. This position will involve assisting the Group Sales Consultant in ensuring successful execution of weddings and other group events. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and customer service skills, be detail oriented and work well in fast paced, high pressure situations. Position requires evening and weekend work. Interested? Please email your resume with references to

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MaxWell Realty Invermere 926-7th Avenue, Invermere, BC

The Spa Host is responsible for the reception area at the spa. This includes the greeting of all guests, answering phone calls, assisting guests with questions regarding spa services and products, booking all appointments, assisting with retail sales, checking the guest into the computer system and charging for services performed.

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The successful candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, be detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and have basic computer knowledge.

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RE/MAX Invermere Independently Owned and Operated 1022B - 7th Avenue, Box 459 Invermere BC V0A 1K0 E-mail: Fax: 250-342-9611

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Radium rallies together Classic cruisers, interactive local businesses and festively costumed organizers were all loaded with free candy, as tons of sponsors brought a party to the streets of Radium Hot Springs on Friday, June 7th, where the community was packed by cheering onlookers during the 2013 Radium Days. Photos by Pioneer Staff

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Some things are too good to last! This year's Beer Fest is sold out. We're looking forward to another fun and successful event! For ticket holders, there is a FREE SHUTTLE between Invermere, Windermere & Fairmont and the Festival at the Ski Hill. Visit for the full schedule and details.

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How’re you doing? By Pastor Fraser Coltman St. Peter’s Lutheran Mission of Invermere “How’re you doing?” A familiar greeting, right? An interesting one too because we often interchange it with “How are you?” They aren’t the same question, but we don’t always distinguish between them. It is easy to confuse performance with being, but many whose accomplishments in life are great are not happy or healthy or whole. Celebrities whose work in sports, entertainment, business or politics has been lauded often hide behind an image of success that has little to do with who they really are. But all of us know what it means to hide behind a mask of some kind. What do you say when someone asks you casually how you are? Do you stop to think, or do you say automatically, “I’m fine”? At times, the situation demands this shorthand, but sometimes are we not simply avoiding a confession of our problems to keep up appearances? Why is it so important to us to give a good impression? Why must we perform well in life? The Bible tells a story that answers these questions. There was a time when humans (the first two God made) didn’t feel any

need to look good or do well. They simply were. They lived in harmony with God and each other, but there came a day when they underwent a test. They were given the opportunity to disobey a command God had given them, and they took it. They had been promised that this would make them more like God, but instead it robbed them of the peaceful life they had been given. They felt guilty, ashamed and naked. They tried to cover up what they had done, but they could not, no matter how hard they tried. Nor can we. Though we can do many good things in life, none of them make up for the bad we do. It’s not a matter of what we do, it’s who we are, and we can’t change ourselves. We are people who would like to do better in life, but we aren’t all that God created us to be. We can’t be as long as we try to live by what we do. We need help from another, from God, to be whole, and holy. God gave us the help we need when He sent Jesus, His Son, into this world to live as a human. Jesus is the bridge that reconnects us to our mainland, the God who made us. The punishment we fear for our failures that drives us to try to be good enough for God, He took for us when He was crucified. God raised Jesus from the dead to say to us, “Here is the sign that I want you back in my family — no more covering up, Jesus covers your sin and shame forever. He makes you whole.” So instead of living by what we do, we live by what God has done for us, admitting to Him what we do wrong and trusting in Jesus for forgiveness and help to live a better life.

Happy campers David Thompson Secondary School’s Career Explorations Grade 10 and 12 class help out at Tim Hortons every Wednesday morning. On Wednesday, May 29th, decked out in special T-shirts for Tim Horton’s June 1st Camp Day, are (l-r) Stephen Chrona, Aaliyah Bone, and Kyle Young with store owner Kurt Taylor (back) after a morning of hard work. Photo by Lizzie Midyette

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday, June 16th 10:30 a.m.: Worship And Life Instruction, “Unpacking Your Spiritual Gift” (Part II) … Pastor Trevor minstering. Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY ANGLICAN-UNITEDπ 9 a.m.: Worship at All Saints’, Edgewater 9:30 a.m.: God’s Breakfast Club, 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere Reverend Laura Hermakin 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-6644 VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Sunday, 10 a.m.: Worship and Word Kids’ Church provided. Pastor Murray Wittke 4814 Highway 93/95, Windermere 250-342-9511 • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday, 4:30 p.m.: at St. Anthony’s, Canal Flats. Saturday, 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.: at Canadian Martyrs’ Church in Invermere. Sunday, 11 a.m.: at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium. Father Gabriel • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 250-342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Christ Church Trinity, 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564 RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Sunday 10 a.m. Worship service Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Worship Service, Sunday, 10 a.m. • Relief Society, 11:15 a.m. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792

Family Resource Centre AGM Tuesday June 25th 7:00 PM Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Nominations are open for the board of directors until June 24th. Please contact Pat Cope at 250-342-5566 for further details on becoming a board member.

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Bakery founder’s grandson returns to Invermere Dairy Queen customers have likely already noticed the changes at the Invermere location — the whole front area of the restaurant as been redone, including new flooring, new The new owner of Invermere’s Dairy Queen chairs, new light fixtures and maple accents. is following in his family’s footsteps by running There is a new front counter, a new self-serve a business here in town. drink station, and Orange Julius products are Neal Van Beers and his wife Amiina took now available at the Dairy Queen. over the Dairy Queen several months ago. Ne“We’re just happy to be part of the commual’s grandfather was the original owner of Invernity,” said Neal. “Amiina is a graphic designer mere’s Quality Bakery, opening it in 1958. by training, so customers will notice a huge difHis grandfather had come to Canada from ference in the cakes.” the Netherlands and settled in British ColumCustomers will actually be able to take in bia. “He built a really successful business here,” family photos and have the image put on a cake, he said. Neal said of his grandfather. “We’re going to The couple said they are happy to have retake his philosophy and build on that.” turned to lakes, mountains and friendly people Neal and his wife Amiina are from the Lowof the family’s original hometown. er Mainland, since Neal’s grandmother took the “Invermere’s absolutely stunning,” said family to live on the coast after his grandfather Neal. “In the small communities, there’s a real died. Both grandparents are buried in the InverIN THE FAMILY — The grandfather of new Invermere Dairy Queen owner sense of caring.” mere cemetery. To celebrate the renovation, Neal and AmiiDespite the family history in the area, Neal Neal Van Beers opened the Quality Bakery right here in Invermere back in Photo submitted na are having a grand re-opening and Father’s and Amiina had not spent too much time in the April 1958. Day sale on Saturday, June 15th, from noon to East Kootenay until they became the owners of the Golden Dairy Queen three years ago. The couple gave the Golden Dairy Queen a 6 p.m. Every combo purchased will come with a free mini Blizzard and entrance into a draw to win a high-definition flat screen television. In addition, all cakes will be dishuge facelift, gutting and renovating it. counted and three boxes of novelties will sell for $30. “That’s basically what we’re going to do here,” said Neal. “We’re really excited.” By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff


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