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April 18, 2014 Vol. 11/Issue 16

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The Columbia


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GLACIER GOVERNANCE A five-year financial plan that anticipates $200,000 per year in provincial grant funding was discussed at the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality’s council meeting on Tuesday, April 15th. Nary a word was spoken of a provincial order-in-council decision made the day earlier that will cancel the requirement for B.C. ski resorts to earn environmental assessment certificates, a move that could buy more time for the Jumbo Glacier Resort. See stories on page 24 and 46. Photo by Steve Hubrecht



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Cultural Tourism group granted $37,000 per year By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff The Columbia Valley Directed Funds committee voted at its most recent meeting to give a big funding boost for the next three years to the Columbia Cultural Tourism Association, a move that will help the association hire a full-time research coordinator. The committee voted unanimously to give the association $37,000 a year from 2014 through to 2016, conditional to the association raising an additional $20,000 from other sources. The association will report quarterly to the committee and the third year of funding is pending the renewal of the Columbia Valley Directed Funds program with the Columbia Basin Trust. A group of association board members led by Pat Bavin made a presentation and the funding request to the committee during the committee’s most recent meet-

ing, on Monday, April 14th. “We will be a foundation of information and networking for groups such as the valley’s arts and tourism organizations and others to build from,” said Mr. Bavin.

“We would like to work side-by-side with those groups instead of face-to-face.” Pat Bavin Columbia Cultural Tourism Association

“One of the biggest components of the co-ordinator’s job will be engagement.” The association would like the co-ordinator to start in September and already has 21 projects lined up that need work, said Mr. Bavin.

“Research is a big part of it,” said association director Tony Berryman. “The co-ordinator will gather baseline commercial and economic data to prove the case for cultural tourism to show it actually does have tremendous benefit for this area, but the backbone of the job will be gathering information to support various groups and projects.” Several committee members asked if there would be any overlap between the Columbia Cultural Tourism Association and the Invermere/Panorama and Radium Destination Marketing Organizations, the Columbia Valley Tourism Marketing Committee (a Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce sub-committee) or even Columbia Valley Arts. “We would like to work side-by-side with those groups instead of face-to-face,” said Mr. Bavin. “Our goal is to provide the necessary materials so that they can take a better product to market.” Continued on page 33 . . .

Nordic club pursuing Kubota machine for Whiteway By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club presented to Invermere council its plans to purchase a piece of maintenance equipment that will boost its capacity to maintain the Whiteway, but which comes with a much lower price tag than the previously talked about LayMor 400 Sweepmaster, at the most recent committee of the whole meeting.

The plan now is to raise funds for a Kubota L3560, which will allow the club to plow and sweep at the same time, much as the LayMor would, but will cost the nordic club $45,000 (compared with $65,000 for the LayMor), said club members Duncan Whittick and Lyle Wilson at the April 8th meeting. “It’s a big jump up for the club. But we have the benefit of really strong membership,” said Mr. Wilson. “The Whiteway is bigger, longer, wider and better than ever, but that means it’s also more expensive

to maintain than ever.” The Kubota is able to operate at 16 kilometres per hour, literally twice as fast as the eight kilometres per hour that Whiteway maintainer Brad Kitching is able to go with his current set-up. The truck Mr. Kitching uses to plow is also nearing the end of its lifespan. The club will launch a fundraising campaign and will also apply to the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives program and to a Mountain Equipment Co-cop grant for funding.

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Citizens on Patrol With summer descending, it is my desire to beef up our numbers for Citizens on Patrol for Invermere and Radium. The more numbers we have, the less stress on those who are already involved. Once I have sufficient numbers of people interested I will have a meeting with all those interested to go over in detail what the commitment is. If you are interested to hear more information, give me a call at the detachment and I will take your name and contact number. Citizens on Patrol not only do patrols and document observations, but also have the opportunity to work with our speed boards. Fairmont Hot Springs and Radium groups both have Speed Boards to monitor traffic. • On April 10th at 5 p.m., the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment received a complaint of theft of a wallet from an office in the 2000 block of Panorama Drive. The owner of the wallet was away from the office for a short period of time and on her return realized the wallet was stolen. Wallet is described as black. Small amount of cash was stolen, identification and cards. All cards were cancelled. • On April 12th at 8 a.m., the detachment was advised of a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 95 near Edgewater. A 2007 Pontiac G5, a rental vehicle, was located with no driver in the area. The person who should have been operating the vehicle was identified through the rental company and later located at a motel in Radium Hot Springs. Police attended and learned that the accident had happened around midnight. The 50-year-old male driver from Kamloops admitted to falling asleep. There were no serious injuries to the driver. The driver was charged with fail to keep his vehicle to the right. • On April 12th at 5 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of an intoxicated male in the area of the Radium Hot Pools. Patrols of the area resulted in locating the 20-year-old male from the Radium

area. The male was driven home. • On April 13th at 12:01 a.m., the probation office and the Golden detachment made the Columbia Valley detachment aware that a 32-year-old male was moving to the Invermere area with strict conditions. The male had earlier been charged in Golden for breaching his conditions; however, he was fined and released. The male was located residing in Invermere and was visited by the police informing him that the detachment members will be monitoring and checking on his conditions. On a curfew check, the male was found to be violating one of his conditions. The male was arrested and held in custody. A bail hearing was completed and the male was held in custody to appear in Creston Provincial court on April 17th at which time it will be determined if the male will be released or held in custody. • On April 14th at 11 a.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint that a female resident agreed to purchase a TV for $300 that a local male had on a classified ad on Facebook. The money was forwarded via an Interac e-mail transfer. Once the money was received, the male, who is known to the victim, removed her from his Facebook and attempts to contact the male failed. The suspect male is known to the victim and police will investigate further. It might be wise for the mailee to return the money or deliver the TV before the police come knocking. The message here is when purchasing over the computer, know who you are dealing with. A caution for Eileen Madson Primary students I will once again be assisting with the annual Bike Rodeo on Friday, May 2nd. I put the kids through a grinding obstacle course to watch for bike control as well as knowing your hand signals. I don’t make it easy, as I want to see how well they control their bike. The school arranges for our local experts in the bike world to inspect the bikes before they do my obstacle course. Parents, you may want to brush up and teach your kids proper hand signals. Continued on page 33 . . . Save this weekend

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Honouring healing Counterclockwise from top: Elder Eugene Harry commemorated the 16 warriors to complete the Three Voices of Healing Program at the honouring ceremony on Tuesday, April 15th at the Lions’ Hall; Delena Tick speaks at the Lions’ Hall for the Healing Honouring Ceremony; one of Canada’s top stand-up acts, First Nations comedian Howie Miller, entertained those in attendance with his comedy routine; Columbia Valley RCMP Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac and president of the Invermere College of the Rockies Doug Clovechok also took part in the Three Voices of Healing Society Honouring Ceremony honouring the sixteen successful participants. Photos by Dan Walton

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PERSPECTIVE Historical Lens

Give your organs a chance to live on By Greg Amos Pioneer Staff

It’s the kind of scenario no one really wants to think about: whether to allow your vital organs to be harvested from your body for the benefit of someone else, should you meet an untimely end. Canadians largely believe it’s the right thing to do, but there’s still a significant gap between the number of organs available and the number of patients needing one. (See Arnold Malone’s column on organ donation on page 26 for more detailed numbers.) Though there are about 2,000 organs transplanted in Canada every year, we lag behind many other countries, including our neighbours to the south. Many believe a sticker on your B.C. driver’s license is enough to automatically trigger your donation, but there are many grey areas, especially around legal and medical definitions of death. The best way to ensure your organs go to good use is to not only fill out the appropriate forms online at, but to clearly convey your wish to donate organs to family members, who can tell medical personnel on your behalf. It’s a strange scenario: when it comes to organ donation, you’re actually more useful dead than alive. Only the kidney can be donated by a living donor, but eight major organs are considered easily harvestable from those recently deceased. Here’s a great way to make a difference while you’re still alive: donate blood. It’s easy, virtually painless, and it’s a great way to make a difference. I myself owe four units of blood to the medical system, after consuming those while being treated for a near-fatal rock climbing fall last May. I intend to pay it all back, starting with my next trip to Cranbrook. More workplace incentives are needed, such as Home Hardware’s offer to pay their employees for an hour’s worth of work if they go to donate blood. The giving spirit is alive and well in the Columbia Valley; why not add physical giving to that reputation?

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Hungry hound, 1911 A dog follows its nose towards a morsel of food held by Jean Seymour (nee Campbell) in this photo from 1911. The shot appears to be taken on a ranch or farm, and was provided to the museum by Jean’s daughter, Alice Stewart. Jean was born in 1893 and pased away in 1991. If you have any more information on this or any other historical photo, e-mail us at info@ . Photo A1264 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society.

A long road in to Jumbo Resort Dear Editor: You get quite a lot of mileage out of that subject. It would be nice if our ski teams could practice year round without using a helicopter, but hey, you need 25 plus kilometres of road from Panorama Mountain Village to the site before you can build anything, and

that is one hell of a place to build a road, including five or six slide paths. $200,000 won’t build even a goat trail up there let alone three bridges. Should that be one or two lanes? Paved? Gunner Jorgensen Invermere

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CBC’s unifying potential harmed by job losses Dear Editor: This last week the Federal Conservative government announced that they were cutting 657 full-time jobs from the CBC. It is rather ironic that it was at a time when separation was front and center in the daily news broadcasts covering the Quebec elections. Implications to national unity were potentially dire and yet the CBC, an institution that is so intrinsic to strengthening our national unity, is being cut. The CBC has always been considered part of our national heritage, a fundamental component to what is considered part of the fabric of Canadian society. Why are these jobs being sacrificed? In the name of smaller government, should we expect to see a lower tax rate next year? Even if I (as a tax payer) were to personally realize any savings from the CBC cuts, would this be worth the ongoing erosion of a national institution known for its unifying potential?

The consequence of Quebec separating is hard to fathom from any perspective, but the economic ramifications of any future division would be felt by all Canadians. One would expect that the dollar would lose value, home prices would fall, the TSX would recoil, resulting in a dramatically lower standard of living for everyone. The provincial election has been decided for now. This shouldn’t allow any of us to think that the threat of separation is all in the past. History would teach us otherwise. This Conservative strategy appears to be short-sighted to me. This government appears to be willing to risk our way of life for their ideological mantra. We need to support, not degrade, those institutions that keep Canada intact. I have no political party affiliations or party memberships; nor am I employed by the CBC. Peter Borsato, Invermere

NDP bailout made Whistler thrive Dear Editor: Once again I must respond to my friend, Jim Galloway’s recent letter referring to the B.C. government’s perceived bailout of Whistler in 1983. That small investment has allowed Whistler Blackcomb to become the largest, most successful, year round resort in North America, and probably the world.

The return on investment must be thousands of per cent! Tens of thousands employed, many hundreds of businesses started and a huge permanent revenue stream for our province. I for one, pray that history repeats itself and our town could thrive instead of having a downtown battle of dollar stores. Continued on page 10 . . .

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Otters find their flow in the Wood Shop To add a track to the Songwriters in the Valley which is due to be released in June, and to prepare for their full-length debut album, Otters were in Wood Shop poductions last week to turn their musical ideas into professional-quality songs. Otters are Al Fraser on guitar and vocals (second from the right), bassist Andrew Turgeon (right), guitarist Nick King, and drummer Ryan Stimming. Photos submitted

Songwriters in the Valley CD set for June release By Dan Walton Pioneer Staff There was no shortage of success to come from Christmas in the Valley album released in December 2013 by the Windermere Valley Musicians Who Care, and a few of the same artists will be joined by many more valley musicians for a new album this summer. From now through May, the valley’s finest musicians are booking themselves in at Wood Shop Productions, Ben Cameron’s recording studio in Windermere. “There’s about a third crossover with groups that were on the (Christmas) album; there’s a lot of fresh stuff and a lot of younger people on there,” said Fraser Smith, a board member with the Musicians Who Care. It was through their debut album in December that the group was able to attract even more talent. “People came forward through hearing about the Christmas album; they wanted to play on this one,” he said. To make the record possible, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched on The album will cost around $9,000 to produce, and the team is looking to raise $5,000 of the bill through the online

community. The link is, and their video-pitch can be seen at o8as4yh . There are levels of incentives depending on the amount of support one is willing to pitch in. A $25 donation will earn the supporter a CD of the finished product, and rewards range up to $2,000, which will get the donor a private concert from one of the bands featured on the album. If you can’t donate, you can still support the album by spreading the word through Facebook and Twitter. Proceeds from the album will promote the quality of music in the valley, with half of the money going towards a sound system at the multi-use community centre to be built in Invermere. “It’s all in planning stages, but looks like it will be one facility to serve many purposes, so the sound system would be used as a public address system, for weddings, sporting events, and performances — we’ll need a quality sound system.” The other half of money raised from sales will go towards future endeavours of Musicians Who Care as they support developing a live music scene in the valley. One of the songs to be part of the new album gained

local fame earlier this year. In the Whiteway video by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, the song Take Me There by The Dandelions is played, and will be a featured track on the new record. Also on the disc will be Otters, who were recently featured in The Pioneer after taking a shot in the CBC Searchlight Contest. Another track on the album will come from The Pioneer and Echo’s upcoming editor Nicole Trigg, who was featured on the Christmas album. There will be younger voices on the record too – many students of Oso Simple will be part of the record. Mr. Fraser hopes to have the album ready for sale at the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in July and the Invermere MusicFest in August. “A lot of the artists that are on the album will be playing at those events,” he added. The Musicians Who Care is a not-for-profit group of musicians that formed one-year ago. They sold more than 1,000 copies of Christmas in the Valley, to which they were able to donate $5,000 to the Columbia Valley Food Bank and Christmas Bureau, and $5,000 for the local musical community.

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moting the rapid development of the LNG industry? Extraction of natural gas in northeastern B.C. using fracking is decimating the area’s supply of fresh water. Ms. Clark cannot pronounce that natural gas is a “clean” fuel and miraculously it becomes one. Under Mr. Harper, we now have the dubious distinction of being awarded Fossil of the Year for five straight years and of now being ranked dead last among 27 wealthy nations in our environmental policy. Governments are supposed to look after the needs of the citizens of their country, not the needs of large corporations. Unfortunately, more and more often in Canada, that is what our right wing provincial and federal governments are doing at the expense of our health and the environment. Norm Funnell Edgewater years. When the area couldn’t finish its convention centre to allow some summer use of all the empty accommodations, the then NDP stepped in with some common sense and helped finish it, the rest is history! John Nairn, Invermere

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Cod Gone Wild

A modern Celtic party is coming to Edgewater on Saturday, April 26th, where the band Cod Gone Wild is performing at the Edgewater Community Hall. Not only does the show promise an abundance of East Coast-inspired energy, it’s also a fundraiser for the Edgewater Recreation Society . Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students, and the show will get underway at 8 p.m. Photo submitted

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Movie Review: Philomena work to repent for their actions. The story begins with telling of Martin Sixsmith (British comedian Steve Coogan, who also co-wrote the screenplay), a recently unemployed political journalist who reluctantly finds himself picking up the story. Even though he’d much rather be writing a book about Russian history, he agrees. The pair embark on a journey together to find the man Anthony became when he landed with his new family in the United States. Older Philomena, played by Judi Dench, leads a surprisingly quiet life as a retired nurse, considering her downto-earth approach, good sense of humour and candour. Her accepting, friendly,

Reviewed by Lizzie Midyette The effects of violent acts on families have undeniably intergenerational effects. Philomena is the telling of a true story of family ripped apart in a world where it could never be considered complete. Young Philomena was unfortunate enough to find herself pregnant in her teen years. Her son, Anthony, was forcibly adopted for profit to America through the Catholic convent Philomena found herself sent to due to her pregnancy. The now infamous Magdalene Laundries was famous for selling babies at $1,000 each while their mothers were considered sinful and forced into unpaid

non-judgmental approach to life clashes with Sixsmith’s cynicism and challenges his world view. The interplay between the two characters as they embark on their journey to find Anthony is truly beautiful. This is a story of times gone by that needs to be told in our world, where families of all shapes and sizes are celebrated and included in the tapestry of our society. The balance between crowd-pleasing and lifting the lid on the issues is achieved, and the lighthearted comic relief provided by the exchanges between Philomena and Sixsmith helps to balance the gravity of the situation Philomena found herself in all those years ago.


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Submissions must be received by the Monday prior to publication. We may only run an entry for two weeks prior to the event. Please limit your submission to 30 words. Priority is given to one-off events, so weekly events may only run occasionally. Friday, April 18th • 10 - 11 a.m.: Preschoolers and Parents Plant and Play at the Community Greenhouse. Drop in program. Activities vary. Parents or caregivers accompany the children. Although the program is informal, pre-registration online is appreciated: . • 12 p.m.: Good Friday service at Christ Church Trinity. • 12 - 6 p.m.: Columbia Valley Spring Trade Show, at the Big Tent, Capilo Way (Hwy 93/95). Also April 19th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • 7 p.m.: Good Friday service at the Lake Windermere Alliance Church. Joint service with the Valley Christian Assembly. • Easter weekend celebrations at Panorama Mountain Village. Friday, April 18th, Free toboganning, live DJ at the TBar; Saturday, April 19th, BBQ and live band, Easter Carnival, Build your own Easter puppets and do a performance ($10, pre-register); Sunday, April 20th, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Carnival, Easter basket building and egg decorating ($15, pre-register). For more information and times, go to

Saturday, April 19th • 1 p.m.: Courageous Hearts “Storage Wars” at Real Storage. Live auction of donation-stuffed storage units. To donate, contact Real Storage. For more info, check out • 1 - 5 p.m.: Spring Hike & Photography workshop with the Summit Youth Centre. • 7 p.m.: Courageous Hearts Fundraising Kickoff at

Copper Point Resort. Appies, desserts, DJ and a silent auction. The first recipient will be Jer Donald. Tickets $40, available at Syndicate and Thredz. Check out • 7:30 p.m.: Easter Vigil Service at Christ Church Trinity.

Sunday, April 20th • 7 a.m.: Resurrection Sunday “Sonrise” service. Joint service with the valley churches at Kinsmen Beach. • 10 a.m.: Easter Egg Hunt at North Street in Windermere, presented by the Windermere Community Association. • 10:30 a.m.: Easter Sunday service at Lake Windermere Alliance Church. • 10:30 a.m.: Easter Sunday service at Christ Church Trinity. (Windermere Valley Shared Ministry) • Closing day at Panorama.

Tuesday, April 22nd • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Wildsight Invermere Earth Day booth at Valley Foods, asking the public to “write a message to the Earth” on material provided. Coffee will be provided, as well as information on Wildsight and its 2014 projects. • 4 - 7 p.m.: Open House at Akisqnuk. Open question and answer period with Ktunaxa Nation and First Nation Health Authority about what health services First Nations are eligible to receive and the criteria for receiving such services. Please bring any information about the services you provide, Government Health as well as Alternative Health service providers, so that we may learn more and coordinate healthier ways. Contact Dorene at 250-342-6379. • 5 - 9 p.m.: Hang out night at the Summit Youth Centre. • 5 - 9 p.m.: Groundswell Earth Day Celebrations, featuring an Open House at the Community Greenhouse from 5 - 7 p.m. and the film Forks Over Knives at the DTSS theatre from 7:30 - 9 p.m. By donation.

• 6 - 11 p.m.: Movie and popcorn at the Summit YC. • 7 p.m.: 2nd annual Hospice Butterfly Gala at Copper Point Resort. Three-course meal, live entertainment by Valley Forged, silent and live auctions. Tickets $50, at: Meet on Higher Ground (Radium), All Things Beautiful and Columbia Garden Village (Invermere), and Smoking Waters Coffee Co. (Fairmont).

Saturday, April 26th • 9 a.m.: Columbia Valley Cycling Society annual bike swap at the Invermere Community Center. Drop off 9 11 a.m., toonie charge to bring in gear.  Sale 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Pick up money and/or unsold gear from 1-2 p.m.  • 10 - 11 a.m.: Valley Pride cleanup in Invermere (Pothole Park), Windermere (Community Hall), Edgewater (Community Hall), Wilmer (Community Hall) and Radium (Meet at Higher Ground). Bring gloves and enthusiasm. Bags and refreshments provided. • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Birthing From Within, presented by founder Pam England and hosted by Groundswell. Two day prenatal workshop (Also May 3). Preregistration required, space is limited. For more info, go to: • 6 p.m.: Roller Derby Spring Smash at the Canal Flats Arena. Bavarian Barbarians vs. Cut Throat Car Hops and Killer Rollbots vs. Wildcat Brawlers. Tickets $10 at the door, $5 for kids, 5 and under free. • 6 - 11 p.m.: Spring Cleaning/Pizza at the Summit Youth Centre. Help us and get free pizza!

Monday, April 28th • 12 p.m.: Soup, bun and dessert at the Edgewater Legion for $6.

Tuesday, April 29th

• 5 - 9 p.m.: Karaoke at the Summit Youth Centre. • 7 p.m.: DTSS Century Project students present photos and stories of their trip to Europe to visit WWI sites. • 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Car Share information night, hosted by Groundswell. Interested in joining a local car share. Please RSVP at

• 5 - 9 p.m.: Swimming at Radium Hot Springs with the Summit Youth Centre, leaving at 6 p.m. • 6 - 7:30 p.m.: Global Buckets container gardening workshop, presented by Groundswell. Build a Global Bucket (self-watering, weedless growing system). $30, register at • 7 p.m.: Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof, a personal journey through Lyme Disease in Canada, presents at the Radium Hot Springs Public Library.

Friday, April 25th

Thursday, May 1st

• 5 p.m.: Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley Copper Point Resort Annual General Meeting. 5 p.m. Registration,  5:30 p.m. AGM.  

• 7:30 p.m.: AGM for the Columbia Valley Rockies at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in the mezzanine.

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Works from three established Canadian artists bound for Artym Submitted by Deanna Berrington The Artym Gallery The Artym Gallery is pleased to present the work of a trio of wellestablished artists: Rod Charlesworth, Danny McBride and Brent Heighton. This show, featuring new works from all three painters, will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19th, and will continue until April 25th. Danny McBride has been painting professionally for 23 years, ENCHANTING EYES — Eyes are the focus of many and after a successful music career, Danny McBride paintings, including this one, called Image submitted he has developed a very recogniz- Julia and the Turquoise Hat.  able style of works featuring refined people will keep me painting and out of rewomen in hats with inquisitive extirement for many years to come.” pressions and serene dispositions. In Rod Charlesworth’s landscapes, “the “The eyes are the most important part of the painting, I find myself reminding beginning of (the) painting is always the (viewers) to make sure they connect with most important,” he said. “What keeps me the painting through the eyes, because painting is the thrill of creating and seeing they’ll be looking back at you everyday,” what you can make happen on canvas; the said Mr. McBride. “So far I haven’t fright- subject matter is important but the reward is seeing how colour and paint interact.” ened anyone away.” The Canadian landscapes that he reThe original paintings of Brent Heighton are filled with light and rich colour that is veals in his impressionistic style highlight compelling and intriguing to the viewer; you the wildness and vibrancy of our vast counmay have even seen his work on the 2012 try. His love of nature is highlighted in the cover of the Columbia Valley Mapbook. Mr. warmth of his sunsets, the movement in his Heighton has been a professional full time skies, and the brushstrokes in every tree. Rod Charlesworth, Brent Heighton artist for over 35 years, and his work is found not only extensively in western Canada, but and Danny McBride all represent artists who have made a name for themselves as also all over the world. “I paint because it is the best way for me successful Canadian painters with three to express the feelings for life and why I’m very distinct styles of work. If you, like the here,” said Mr. Heighton. “To try to explain three artists, find yourself unable to attend the reason a painting touches someone can’t the show in person, you can see the entire be done with words; it’s felt by the person exhibition online at . Don’t miss the newest works from these who connects with what you are trying to say. That inspiration and connection with three outstanding Canadian artists.

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Killer dogs to be deemed dangerous By Greg Amos Pioneer Staff Two dogs that killed a small dog and injured its owner in Fairmont Hot Springs on Tuesday, April 8th will be put on a very short leash, if their Albertan owners ever bring them back to the Columbia Valley. “We will be deeming the dogs as dangerous dogs as per our bylaw; the awkward part is the owners of the dogs are from out of province,” said Dan McNeill, the Regional District of East Kootenay manager of building and protective services. “We’d be just as happy if they didn’t come back, but if they do come back, we could seize the dog and get an order to destroy it, if we’re made aware of it.” The dogs, one a pitbull and the other an American bulldog, will need to be muzzled and on a leash should they leave the property occupied by their owners. Under the regional district’s dog control bylaw, which applied only to areas F and G, the dangerous dog designation is a given after the attack, in which a Havanese dog (simi-

lar to a bichon frise) was killed. “The worst case scenario is they bring the dogs back into the area, and they’re PRICY POOCH — Pitbull breeds are not kept, so if subject to a $1,000 dog licensing fee in we catch them the Columbia Valley, a far higher fee than unlawfully at for any other breed. Photo submitted large, we can seize the dogs,” said Mr. McNeill. “We would have to go through the court process to have the dogs destroyed.” After an amendment in 2005, the dog bylaw imposes a dog licensing fee of $1,000 for a pitbull terrier, versus a maximum of $30 for any other kind of dog whether neutered or not.  Continued on page 35 . . .

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Guess What’s Coming

Cycling Society holding annual swap By Dan Walton Pioneer Staff It’s the best time of year to buy or sell bicycles – the Columbia Valley Cycling Society’s annual bike swap is happening on Saturday, April 26th. Just like the ski swap in the fall, sellers of bicycles and cycling accessories can bring their gear to the Invermere Community Hall between 9 and 11 a.m. and decide how much to try and sell it for, and buyers will be browsing between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sellers will then return after the sale to collect their money, with a portion of sales supporting the Columbia Valley Cycling Society. “This year’ll be bigger and better than ever,” said Eric Vanderkruk, vice president of the Columbia Valley Cycling Society. “I’ve noticed over the years that it grows substantially each year.” This will be the first year that the society is

holding the swap on a Saturday – historically the date has always been a Sunday. “It’ll be a bigger event on a Saturday,” he said. The Columbia Valley Cycling Society held their annual general meeting on Monday, April 7th. Mr. Vanderkruk said that candidates have expressed interest in becoming new board members, and the rest of the board will be deciding who becomes the next president. The group had a big year in 2013, improving the downhill terrain on the Mount Swansea trails, and creating a physical map of their trail network near Lake Lillian, where “brush cutting has increased the sightline dramatically,” said Mr. Vanderkruk, after forest fuel reduction work wrapped up recently. Mr. Vanderkruk said that this year, the society will be looking to address signage. “Signage is key to the experience, especially for people who are new to the area,” he said.


Team Captains Meeting Thursday, April 24th • 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Ball Fields. Registration money will be collected at that time.

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New Work By Gallery Artist Gabriele Bridgwater Art Demonstration, Saturday, April 19th 11 am – 4 pm • art gallery + glass studio

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My truck is your truck: share or be square UNDER THE HOOD By Steph Van de Kemp Pioneer Columnist Sharing is hip. That’s what we’re trying to teach our two-year old daughter. She doesn’t know what hip means, but like many of us, she is quite familiar with the term “mine”. Of course, sharing is not just a nice value we teach — or rather attempt to teach — our toddlers. Sharing is a powerful cultural and economic force that is changing how we consume. The economic downturn of 2008 caused many of us to reconsider our consumption habits. With the help of technology and the rise of social-media communities, we are seeing a shift, from hyper-consumption to what is now referred to as “collaborative consumption”. In other words, private ownership is so last year. As much as a power drill makes you feel powerful, do you really need to own one? The typical power drill will only be used 12 to 13 minutes in its entire lifetime.

Yikes. Online platforms now make it possible to share or swap nearly anything you can imagine, from tools ( to DVD’s ( to designer clothing ( Collaborative consumption is a simple idea and it’s changing how we consume. One of the most popular expressions of this concept is car sharing. Over 150,000 North Americans have decided to join car-sharing programs. Calgarians have really taken to the idea, so much so that the city has recently been announced as the fastest growing car sharing market in the world — three cheers for Calgary! The growing popularity of car sharing makes sense, considering the fact that the average private vehicle spends most of its life – 23 hours a day – parked. The combination of convenience and saving money has made car sharing a compelling alternative to taxis or private car ownership. The average costs of car ownership in Canada come to about $7,500 per year, according to the Canadian Automotive Association. In many cases, car sharing liberates people from owning a car altogether, or at least stops them from buying a second car. Plus, a single car sharing vehicle can take anywhere from four to 30 cars off the road. In our neck of the woods, the Kootenay Carshare (www. currently has 200 members sharing 19 vehicles in Nelson, Revelstoke, Kaslo, Fernie and Kimberley. In Invermere, a culture of sharing is developing. It’s not just amongst the toddlers; even the “grown- ups” are learning how to share. An excellent example is the Groundswell Community Greenhouse, where community members can share knowledge, workload, seeds and plants. It seems as though Invermere is ready for a car share. Or perhaps, considering our love of bumpy roads and backcountry missions, a truck share would be more suited to our community. It just so happens that Groundswell is looking into launching Invermere’s first car — or truck — share. If you would like to understand how a car share works and learn more about the benefits, Groundswell is hosting an information session next week, on Thursday April 24th at 7 p.m. in the Community Greenhouse. The evening is free and you can RSVP at events-calendar . Stephanie and Aaron Van de Kemp own Cleanline Automotive (, an earthfriendly, full-service automotive maintenance and repair business in Invermere.


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Stocks with shareholder perks Typically, investors only consider a stock for its dividend or capital gain potential. There are, however, a small group of stocks that not only provide all the traditional benefits of stock ownership, but also give shareholders other perks or offers that can really add up.

ditional 6.57 per cent annual return. Of course, as with any other stock, there is no guarantee as to how Carnival stock may perform over time, so those who buy shares should be prepared for potential market volatility.

Deals on cruises Frequent cruisers take note: Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises offer an onboard credit of up to $250 to investors who own at least 100 shares of their stock. The benefit size depends on the length of the cruise booked. For example, Carnival will give $100 per stateroom on sailings of seven to 13 nights, while Royal Caribbean will give $200 per stateroom on sailings of 10 to 13 nights and $100 for six to nine nights. Both offer $250 per stateroom per sailing of 14 days or longer. The onboard credit can be used for most products and services and is available to shareholders who book cruises through any one of their brands, including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn. It may not seem like a large amount, but consider this: shares of Carnival Corp currently trade around $38, so the cost of 100 shares would be around $3,800, ignoring trading fees. Each share pays a dividend of $1, for an annual dividend yield of about 2.63 per cent. If the shareholder books one 14-day cruise per year, the $250 onboard credit could be thought of as an ad-

Ford Motor Company Those in the market for a new vehicle may want to consider buying Ford stock. Ford shareholders who have held at least 100 shares for at least six months qualify for a discount on the purchase of a new Ford vehicle under its X-Plan program. The X-Plan program is considered a partner recognition program for parties such as employees, business partners, fleet partners and special organizations that have a unique relationship with the Ford Motor Company. To qualify, shareholders need to fill out an application form including proof of stock ownership to Ford’s Investor Relations department, which in turn sends the shareholder a personal identification number (PIN) to present to the dealer. One X-Plan PIN will be issued every 12 months to each qualifying shareholder. This benefit would be especially good for those who are in the market for a new vehicle and feel uncomfortable about haggling with salespeople. While the exact value of the discount depends on multiple factors including the vehicle model, using an X-Plan PIN should ensure the shareholder gets a deal.

Additionally, Ford Motor stock currently trades at a low price-to-earnings ratio and has a dividend yield of about 3.10 per cent. Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders who own just one share of Berkshire Hathaway stock can receive deep discounts on all sorts of items during “Berkshire Weekend” each May in Omaha, Nebraska. The weekend is centered on the company’s annual general meeting, and attracts about 40,000 shareholders from around the world. While most attend to hear Warren Buffett speak, others take advantage of special shareholder discounts from companies owned by or affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway, including furniture, artwork, jewelry and apparel. Many argue, however, that the best deal of all is the Berkshire Hathaway shares themselves. Final thoughts In today’s economy, it pays to look for deals everywhere, including your stock portfolio. While people shouldn’t necessarily buy stocks based on shareholder perks alone, they’re something to keep in mind before making certain purchases. Having said this, the greatest perks of stock ownership are usually capital appreciation and dividends. Over time, a well-managed investment portfolio will always be beneficial to its shareholder.

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At Columbia Gardens Village last Friday, April 11th, Tara Whittick led her Grade 7 class from Windermere Elementary School in singing, as they sung popular songs from the 1950s to give the residents an energetic concert while showing their appreciation towards the facility’s volunteers.  Photo by Dan Walton

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Colourful Bridgwater to paint live at Effusion thought, she could raise three children given the region’s natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities. It was Renowned Nobel Prize-winning poet T. S. Eliot during the following year that she turned her hand to once said that April is the cruelest month, but the Ef- drawing and painting with watercolours, something she fusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio strongly begs to differ. continues to explore today. For valley residents, April means rebirth, warmer Yearning to learn more, Mrs. Bridgwater sought out weather and the start of the golf season, but to Effusion workshops, art galleries, books and various other creative it means another opportunity for one of their accom- outlets, through which she soon found her own visual plished artists to create art live, on site, for everyone to voice. Her passion for composition, texture, mood, balenjoy. ance and movement started to resonate as she took the Local talent and one of the gallery’s most recent ad- leap from watercolours to acrylics for their richer colours ditions, painter Gabriele Bridgwater, will share her pal- and greater physical character. ette of whimsical colours as she unveils new work while Currently, she works exclusively with stretched candiscussing what painting means to her. vas and a stable of 75 different Golden Heavy Bond and “Every painting is an opportunity for a new ad- Liquid Acrylics, which she prefers for their rich pigmenventure involving thin layers, thick tation and overall high quality. Bridgsculpted shapes, ribbons of liquid water also only paints by natural light colour floating on the surface and exin the studio her husband hand-built posed canvas peaking through,” she for her — a place that she cherishes explained. and finds truly creatively inspirationHaving only recently been added al. to Effusion’s robust roster of CanadaPainting remains a continuous wide talent, Mrs. Bridgwater’s impact source of comfort for Mrs. Bridgwahas quickly been felt as several of her ter, who, for many years also taught pieces have already come and gone, children watercolour technique. Her just like petals on the wind. work has been exhibited both locally Hailing from southern Ontario, and inter-provincially, and when not Mrs. Bridgwater embraced creativity painting, she works as an independent in a myriad of ways – through piano, design consultant both residentially ballet, fibre arts and photography – aland commercially, where she can conways mixing the strict hand of discitinue to “play with colours.” COLOURFUL CANVAS — A pline with the soft touch of freedom Gabriele Bridgwater will be prespainting called Spring I by local artist ent at the Effusion Art Gallery + Glass of expression. She and her family moved to Gabriele Bridgwater exemplifies her Studio on Saturday April 19th, from the Invermere in 1980 where, she use of rich hues. Submitted image 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Submitted by Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio

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Women over 45 – Is your Menopause Marvelous or Miserable?

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Sharp shooter David Thompson Secondary student Wasyn Rice, 13, has qualified for the Team BC aboriginal hockey team taking part in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Quebec later this month. Wasyn, who is Metis, will be one of the youngest players on her midget team, comprised mainly of 16 to 18 year olds. She made the team after attending a tryout camp in 100 Mile House in early April, where 43 girls competed to be named to the final roster of 18 skaters and three goalies. The team will rendezvous in Vancouver before flying out to begin the tournament on April 27th, and will play through May 3rd. Most provinces in Canada will have their own team at the tournament. Wasyn currently plays for the Cranbrook Ice female midget team.  Photo submitted

Celtic cod ambling towards Edgewater By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff The valley will get a taste of modern Celtic music when B.C. band Cod Gone Wild comes to Edgewater later this month. “Modern Celtic is really a brand we’ve created,” said lead singer Andrew Mercer. “It’s an exciting twist on traditional songs, basically we modernize them with non-traditional instrumentation.” The Vernon-based band took WILD WAYS — Cod Gone Wild promise to shake form when lead singer Andrew the foundations of the Edgewater Community Hall Mercer moved west from his native in their performance on Saturday, April 26th. Newfoundland in 2009, eventually  Photo submitted settling in the Okanagan. Mr. Mercer had been in bands performing background and when I got out here traditional Newfoundland folk and Celtic realized there were no good Celtic bands music since he was in high school and here (in the B.C. interior),” said Mr. Mercer. brought this passion across the country. “I grew up with that heritage and Continued on page 34 . . .

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Teaming up to take pride in the valley By Erin Knutson Pioneer Intern The sixth annual Valley Pride Day will be taking place on Saturday, April 26th, across the Columbia Valley. The environmentally-conscious effort seeks to clean up the local landscape and consists of a collaboration between all concerned valley residents. According to Milt Deck, spokesperson and founder of the “litter obliterating movement,” Valley Pride Day was created by conscientious members of service clubs such as the Rotary Club of Invermere and the Kinsmen Club of the Windermere Valley to help promote and sustain an aesthetically pleasing home front. “The idea is to gather up the litter and trash from all of our neighborhood and public places,” said the concerned citizen. “Schools also play a major role in cleaning up the town sites. We have retained the volunteering services of Eileen Madson Primary School, J. Alfred Laird Elementary School, and the Windermere and Edgewater schools with the hope of instilling values into young people regarding the importance of protecting and helping Mother Earth.” Each community in the valley will have their own event, all of which start at 10 a.m. The Valley Pride committee will provide assistance to these communities “when required, from the resources that are available,” said Milt. More volunteers are definitely needed to round out

the event, said Milt. ply garbage bags, and Kicking Horse Coffee, who will pro“We need volunteers to work areas that have not been vide more refreshments for all volunteers. done in the past, and we need volunteers who can accomCorporate sponsors of Valley Pride Day include modate bags of garbage in their vehicles from clean up Eagle Ranch, Copper Point, Home Hardware, Canadian sites,” he said. Tire, Kicking Horse Coffee, Southeastern and Panorama The exciting project was founded with the vision to Mountain Village. “make the valley cleaner, more presentable and more apAll concerned residents are encouraged to pitch in at pealing for the people who live here and those who visit. the event. To find out where the nearest event is to you, see We are trying to create a community that we can be proud the schedule in next week’s Pioneer on Friday, April 25th. of,” said Milt. Results from the previous Valley Pride days include evidence of an overall improvement in the amount of trash seen in the valley. “We are not getting the volume of bigger items that have accumulated over the years such as car bumpers, mufflers, plastic chairs, construction waste, tail pipes, and tires,” he said. Sponsoring the event are Tim Hortons, who will oversee treats and coffee, Mainroad East Kootenay TRASH TEAM — On April 26th, volunteers in each valley community will pick up litter File photo Contracting, who will sup- throughout the region as part of the sixth annual Valley Pride Day.

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Pioneer paper passenger Clockwise from the top left. From the left, Justin Pollard, Kari Jumaga, and Taylor Pollard in Mexico; Jeremy and Alana Johnson at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland; Mike, Maureen, Orrin, and Mara Mesenchuk on a family vacation at the Mayan Palace on the Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Bob and Carol Braisher at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona; Laura Penney in Newport, Washington on the way back from a Tool concert. All will be entered into a draw for two tickets to a Calgary Flames game in 2014-2015, courtesy of Invermere Travel World.

Order-in-council exempts ski resorts from environmental assessments By Steve Hubrecht, Pioneer Staff A provincial order-in-council signed late last week may smooth the path to development for Jumbo Glacier Resort and other ski resorts in B.C. The order, which was approved and ordered on Friday, April 11th and deposited on Monday, April 14th, will exempt new ski resorts yet to be built and existing ski resort wishing to expand from the environmental assessment process, starting on January 1st next year. B.C. Minister of Environment Mary Polak said ski resorts are already subject to Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations master plan reviews. “This will reduce the duplication. Right now there are two processes that are virtually identical,” Ms. Polak told media on Tuesday, April 15th. “This (the order-in-council) shouldn’t have any

effect on Jumbo Glacier Resort,” Ministry of Environment spokesperson David Karn told The Pioneer. “The amendments do not affect the rights and obligations of current holders of environmental assessment certificates. The provincial government will continue to enforce the certificates and any changes to existing certificates will still need an amendment under the Environmental Assessment Act.” The move drew fire from environmental groups and provincial NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Hebert, who said master plans “don’t have the same legal strength or the ability to enforce as environmental assessments.” Mr. Hebert also expressed concern that the orderin-council will make things easy for Glacier Resorts Ltd. to proceed with development of Jumbo Glacier Resort even if the company’s environmental assess-

ment certificate expires this fall. The certificates will expire in October 2014 unless resort proponents substantially start the project and the Ministry of Environment had previously said that if the certificates expired, the proponent would need to apply for a new certificate (a process that took Glacier Resort Ltd. more than nine years the first time). “We remain concerned because it’s not clear what this (order-in-council) means when it comes to the expiration of the existing environmental assessment certificate (for Glacier Resorts Ltd.) We don’t have enough information to determine if the conditions in place (as part of the environmental assessment certificate) will still be applicable after it expires,” said Wildsight executive director John Bergenske. See the rest of this story online at .

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Migrating media Clockwise from the bottom. Sisters Lisa Matheson and Kathy Koochin recently returned from the 2014 Curling Brier in Kamloops and were thrilled to meet Team Brad Jacobs, Olympic Curling Gold Medalists; Blaine & Amanda Jopp, Ryan & Tanya Smith, Cody Fuller & Kristi Lee Wojnar on vacation in Runaway Bay, Jamaica; Sheila and Jim Bonny, Anita Carey, and Norma and Bob Piche in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam; Don and Sylvia Jumaga on their 50th anniversary in Puerto Vallarta; Walter and Kim Gagatek at the Coba Pyramid in the Myan Riviera; standing on the Hob meteorite, the largest in the world, is Jeanette Riches, Vaughn Riches, Anne Riches, and Philip Attorp, along with youngsters Cassia Riches and Jersey Ponych, in Namibia, Africa.



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Organ donors keep hope alive Fresh old ideas By Arnold Malone Pioneer Columnist Organ Donation Awareness Week begins on Sunday, April 20th. You will learn that in 2012, 2,225 organs were transplanted; that 230 persons died while waiting; that there were 4,612 persons waiting for transplantation; and that Canada lags behind most developed countries in organ donations. Such data is easy to dismiss in the busyness of life. So I would like to share my story hoping some, perhaps many, might reflect on the value of organ donations. On Sunday, April 15th, 1951, a friend and I were playing in the Battle River Valley. Near suppertime, while going home I lost my ability to walk. I crawled the last 300 metres on my hands and knees. After three weeks and three trips to a far away doctor, I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Too much time had passed. The fever had damaged the valves in my heart. In 1967, I had my aortic valve replaced with a stainless steel cage and a floating Teflon ball that clicked and clacked like an old time clock. Then in 1985, another

surgery replaced the mitral valve. Later, as a Member of Parliament and Chair of the National Defense Committee, I observed the eleven naval nations of NATO doing their training excursions just beyond the 200-mile limit away from Halifax. I arrived on a military jet, touching down on the USS Saratoga at 150 miles an hour, hooked on a catch-cable and came to a full stop in a few seconds. When I left three days later we were shot off the deck in a couple of seconds. Apparently, this was not the way to treat your tricuspid valve. It was the end of the road for my heart. Quickly, my malfunctioning heart grew to five times normal size. It began to pump backwards, circulating impure blood that had not been filtered by the liver or kidneys. I was poisoning myself. I was put on the transplant list and received a new heart July 1st, 1992. Thereafter, everything was sunshine. I felt tremendous. Nothing will make life so cherished as skating to the edge of doom, looking over in to the dark cold beyond and then escaping with the promise of so many wonderful tomorrows. In 1992, our son Michael was seven years old. Prior to transplant, doctors believed I had no more than six weeks to live. That was twenty-two years ago. Michael is now 29 years old and works with Westjet. I have watch him grow, graduate from school and university. My life has

allowed Susan and me to travel, eat fine food, have great company, and a chance to move to the beautiful Columbia Valley. A long list of wonderful rewards has made life far better than a news broadcaster could ever allow. I have always considered myself lucky. It wasn’t my ability that caused me to be born in 1937. Had I been born six years earlier, a heart transplant would not have been an option. Nor was it my planning that allowed me to be born in Canada where medical service is excellent and affordable. I was also lucky that the sudden stops and thrust of a jet destroyed my heart quickly. Had it declined over decades, there would have been greater ongoing stress on all my other organs. You will know now that I am a strong supporter of organ donations. Transplant persons are often at the same clinic, so I am aware of many wonderful stories soaked with gratitude. As an afterthought, my now suppressed immune system is why I always wear a hat. Transplant persons are sensitive to sun-exposure. So, ponder being an organ donor. The hope of so many is to enjoy the gift of life so they, also, might continue with purpose and happiness that is totally dependent on the consideration of others. Arnold Malone served as MP for Alberta’s Battle River and Crowfoot ridings from 1974 through 1992. He retired to Invermere in 2007.

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Project No............................... 061300136 – Rotary Club of Invermere Splash & Spray Park Issue Date ........................................................................................................April 9, 2014 Closing Date & Time ..............................................................April 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m. MST Quotations must be received by sealed Tender marked Invermere Splash Park in one hard copy by mail, prepaid courier or personal delivery by the closing date and time to the following addresses. Quotations may not be sent by fax or electronic email. The work generally consists of the following: • Construction of a splash park, including washroom, concrete, waterworks, sewer drain and power supply. Tender documents may be viewed at Focus Corporation at the addresses below after 1 pm Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, or online at BC Bid.

With 100 pieces of original art and 100 candles, we are beginning the year-long celebration of Pynelogs turning 100 years old! What a wonderful and exciting time for this historical building and the important role that Pynelogs has played in this valley for so many residents and visitors. Pynelogs has celebrated many milestones, between the construction of this gorgeous residence by Randolph Bruce as a loveoffering to his English bride, Lady Elizabeth Bruce, to providing medical care as the local hospital, offering a safe home for a special group of locals, and more recently, serving as the home to the Columbia Valley Arts Council and the regional art gallery for our many talented artists, both visual and performing.

CV Arts is planning centennial events throughout the year to celebrate this occasion. And we are asking the community for assistance. Do you have a story, a memory, or a photo of a moment in Pynelogs? Perhaps you were born here. Maybe you experienced a ghostly occurrence, or possibly you remember a story from your grandfather, perchance an old photo, poem or short story? If you do, please send it to . We are compiling all things Pynelogs to honour this old building. We are also building a time-capsule that will contain some special old things. So please send us your story, drop by with your old photo, draw a picture or tell us how you feel about this historical building. And mark your calendar for the Party of the Century on Saturday, July 19th.

Tenders must be accompanied by the following: • A Certified Cheque or Bid Bond in the amount of Ten Percent (10%) of the Tender Price. • Signed copies of any addenda issued during the tender period. An optional attendance site meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 11:00am at the site location at Kinsmen Beach, adjacent to 5th Avenue, Invermere, BC. A representative from the Focus Corporation will attend the meeting to answer any contractor questions. The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any or all tenders, or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interest of the Owner. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Inquiries: District of Invermere 914 - 8th Ave PO Box 339 Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0

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Farmed and dangerous in Creston Elected officials from the Columbia Valley were greeted by a handful of protesting producers at the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government annual meeting in Creston last week, where a resolution expressing concerns with the proposed Agricultural Land Commission changes was passed. Creston Valley Advance photo

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Forest fuel reduction crew wraps up work

The District of Invermere has finished the Strategic Wildfire Implementation Program it began last fall. The sevenmonth project aimed to reduce forest fire fuel and involved, among other steps, clearing out and burning underbrush and wood-chipping in approximately 100 hectares — including near Toby Hill Road, up past the top of Peter’s Hill, as shown here; left on Sunday, March 30th (photo by Steve Hubrecht) and right on Saturday, April 12th (photo by Greg Amos). The project was managed by Wildlands Eco Forestry and employed about 10 local people during its seven months. “We put a lot of effort in it,” said Wildlands Eco Foresty owner Brad Munroe. “In a few years as the grasses come back in it will go back to looking really natural.”

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Providing Christmas trees, music, a game of cards, gardening, baking, crafting, bingo, movies, church services and just visiting. The money you raise, the equipment you purchase, the time you share, the joy you bring. We couldn’t do what we do, without your doing what you do. And for that, we are truly thankful.


By Dan Walton Pioneer Staff Canadian Tire in Invermere has brought in help from the Caribbean with their newest recruit, Lester Hinkson — an automotive technician hailing from Trinidad. He won’t be servicing vehicles on island time, though – Lester grew up in the Caribbean, but has honed his skills as an automotive technician at Canadian Tire for more than twenty years in Ingersoll and Wallaceburg, Ontario. He made the move from Trinidad to southern Ontario in 1989 while in his mid-20s. When it was time for him to shake it up, Lester took a leap into the unknown when a networking opportunity led him to Invermere. He had not spent any time in Western Canada before, when his former boss from Ontario, Craig Knapp – who’s now the owner of the local Canadian Tire – offered Lester the position here in the mountains. Lester endured the valley’s cold winter after arriving in Invermere in November 2013. As the warmer weather moves in, Lester said he’s most looking forward to dressing down and wearing lighter clothing. And the Columbia Valley land- TRINIDAD TORQUE — The valley is a long way from Lester scape will really suit his recreational tastes. Hinkson’s tropical country of birth, and the experienced mechanic “The mountains here are beautiful,” he said. says he can’t wait to hike through the Rockies and the Purcells. “I’m hoping to get out and do some hiking; the  Photo by Dan Walton guys are telling me there are great trails.” He also plans to spend his recreational Next time your automobile’s in need of servicing time golfing and cycling, “but I’m not going to be from Canadian Tire, see if Lester’s around – and make jumping off any mountains on gliders – not going to sure to tell him about your favourite trails in the valley. happen,” he said.

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The Rocky River Grill served its first meal on April 1st, 2009, and the restaurant has been celebrating it’s five-year anniversary all month long. To honour the occasion, the restaurant is making generous giveaways every fifth day. Guests at the Rocky River Grill can enter the contest during any day in April, and will be eligible for one of five sets of gift certificates worth $200 from local businesses. “Just leave your name and number on your receipt for a chance to win,” said owner Justin Atterbury. The restaurant opened its doors amidst a gloomy economic climate, starting business following the financial downturn of 2008 and shortly before the

closing of Canfor’s Radium mill. Justin said that in the first year, he used his healthy credit rating to apply for three credit cards which he loaded up to keep the restaurant alive. But of course the Rocky River Grill managed to persevere — something Justin credits to the quality of his staff. “We’ve developed a really strong team that’s been with us for a while; many of the cooks have been here about three years,” he said. And nobody ever leaves the Rocky River Grill hungry, he said. The restaurant makes slight adjustments to its menu every six months, and new booths are now being prepared for the dining room. “We are always doing something,” said Justin.

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Hoop hype and spring shoots Clockwise from top: Hula hoopers Leah Shoemaker and Thomas Clare found their flow during the Hula Hoop Jam at Peak Danceworks on Friday, April 11th (photo by Dan Walton); a great blue heron takes flight from the north end of Columbia Lake, where the imposing birds returned about a month ago (photo by John Curda); Ryan and Carter Digney recently found their first crocuses of the year (photo submitted); the ice on Lake Windermere officially receded south of Fort Point on Sunday, April 13th, as seen in this image from a webcam mounted atop Mt. Swansea. The camera is operational again after cold winter weather drained the batteries, and the lack of sunlight made the solar-powered charger ineffective. Images updated every 15 minutes can be viewed at area/swansea-webcams/ . (photo submitted.)

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Drop-in ultimate league aiming for valley revival By Greg Amos Pioneer Staff Call it the UFC – the Ultimate Frisbee Club. Rather than seeking knockouts and submissions, local proponents of the disc sport are seeking keen athletes and newcomers interested in summer-long, drop in ultimate league in the valley. For those unfamiliar, ultimate is a team sport where players try to advance a frisbee throw by throw until a touchdown is scored. Unlike football, there is no contact, no ref- FEARSOME FLICK — Dave Hessel demonstrates a forehand flick pass erees and no whistles. If a frisbee is dropped while in action in a Calgary ultimate tournment.  Photo submitted or a catch is missed, a turnover takes place, leading to a smoothly flowing game suitable ready to play. to those looking for lots of running and vigorous activity, “There are no referees and it’s very relaxed; it seems or those looking to let the frisbee do most of the moving. like a good fit for the Kootenays,” added Duncan Whit“It’s a non-contact sport for any age, shape or ath- tick, another aspiring organizer for the games, who will letic ability,” said Dave Hessel, one of the organizers for be teaming up with Dave to lead a clinic on Thursday, an informal drop-in ultimate league that’s aiming for a May 1st, to introduce the game to newcomers. revival in Invermere this summer, and an ultimate player That clinic, and all the drop-in games throughout since 1994. “Everybody plays, and everybody’s involved the summer, will be held at the David Thompson Secin every play.” ondary athletic field at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. There’s no The game also boasts a friendly spirit that doesn’t fee to play, and regular running shoes are fine. Those eliminate competition, but results in very few on-field looking for an edge can wear soccer cleats for better grip skirmishes. After picking up a few basic skills for fore- on a grass field. hand, backhand and overhead throws, anyone can be If a minimum of six people show up each night, it’s game on, as the game can be played on a large or small field depending on the number of participants. If 12 people commit to playing most Thursdays over the summer, the drop-in ultimate league will thrive, said Dave. Drop-in games have been taking place in Invermere for about eight years, and at the peak, about 25 people were playing every week. The sport of ultimate is popular in Calgary and Vancouver, which boasts a professional team playing in the Major League Ultimate, which spans major cities across North America. To get started on ultimate in Invermere, contact Dave at, DISC DEFENSE — Forcing throwing errors leads to Duncan at , or simply show up to play turnovers in the game of ultimate.  Photo submitted on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Through its grant program, the Columbia Valley Community Foundation supports projects which enhance the quality of life of the residents of the Columbia Valley, from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen. There is a strict granting process to ensure projects have a measurable benefit to the community. Granting applications are accepted every year in April and October. In the spring cycle scholarship applications are accepted and in the fall community projects. The CVCF take the broadest view of what a community is and what it takes to succeed. All applications are considered on merit and in light of funds available for distribution. Visit for more information.

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Second annual Butterfly gala set to flutter into valley By Steve Hubrecht Pioneer Staff One of the Columbia Valley Hospice Society’s major fundraiser of the year — the Butterfly Gala — is just around the corner and is already well on its way to being sold out. “We anticipate being sold out soon,” society executive director Maria Kliavkoff told The Pioneer late last week. “It think it promises to be an outstanding and elegant evening.” This year’s gala, the second edition of the annual event, will be held Friday, April 25th, at Copper Point Resort and will include a three-course meal enjoyed while listening to Bruce Childs play the harp, afterdinner dancing to local band Valley Forged, and live and silent auctions. The silent auction will include bucket list tables.

“These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said Ms. Kliavkoff of the bucket list tables. Items on the list include, among others, having lunch with Olympic gold medallist Michelle Cameron-Coulter; a phone meet and greet with Broadway star Robert LuPone; a tandem parasailing flight with local flyer Max Fanderl; a spot in an international virtual course led by author Katherine Woodward Thomas on finding your soulmate; and a skeet shooting lunch. “A big motif of hospice is to live life to the fullest and make every day count and this is a way to do that and raise money for a really good cause,” said Ms. Kliavkoff. The society’s annual general meeting (open to the public) will be the same day, Friday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m. in Copper Point’s Amber ballroom. The gala gets underway at 7 p.m. in Copper Point’s Quartz ballroom. Those interested in seeing if there are any gala tickets left should call the society at 250-688-1143.

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. . . ‘Cultural tourism’ from page 3 Mr. Bavin said the association will actually help reduce overlap between the other groups. “If we can’t get a co-ordinator in place, five or six other tourism and arts groups here are probably going to try soon,” he said, adding that many of the cultural groups in the valley are volunteer-based and those volunteers simply don’t have enough free hours to manage everything they need to do, so naturally those groups will want to hire somebody for a position similar to the association’s proposed coordinator role. The association is applying to several other grants and funding sources and hopes to have an operating budget of about $77,000 a year. It also is looking at renting office space in Pynelogs. “There’s a lot of pretty words (in the association’s written proposal), but I still don’t really think I understand everything,” said committee director Gerry Taft, as the committee debated whether or not to give the association the funding it was seeking. “But I’m basically saying that I’m putting some faith in the (association) board that if they hire somebody (as co-ordinator), there will be some deliverables, not just more words.” “I’m a firm believer that we need the condi-

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TOURISM TEAM — Tourism association board members, seen here last spring, were successful in gaining a community directed funds grant. Pioneer file photo tion (of the association getting another $20,000 from other sources in order to get the committee’s $37,000) because if the association doesn’t get any other funding, it will only be able get a part-time coordinator, not a full-time coordinator,” said committee director Dee Conklin. “You really need the right person in that role and the right person won’t take $37,000.” Mr. Bavin and Mr. Berryman told the committee that two people, one local and one from outside the valley, have already indicated interest in the position.

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. . . ‘RCMP’ on page 4 Cancel that: kids, Google it and get the correct information. I look forward to impounding bikes. Over the last several years of doing school patrols, I have witnessed the kids riding their bikes from their first days of riding freedom to the present day. I’ve seen

vast improvements for many of the kids. However, the cycle of new kids are now out there, and from observations, they are not entirely in complete control. So, those driving in the school areas, pay close attention for sudden unexpected movement from our kids riding to school, now that the good weather is upon us. Appreciate the parent support come D-Day.

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The public are invited to comment on our annual report. An opportunity for discussion will be held Wednesday, May 14th, 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 4836 Radium Blvd. Copies of the document can be viewed at or upon request at the Village office or by email to .


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Anchor Organics is a local company started by Virginia White, who was inspired to create an organic line of cosmetics to combat her son’s eczema. “I’ve been interested in natural products for a long time,” said the mother of two on her vision behind the exclusive soaps. “I wanted to make something without fillers, without sulphates and other undesirable ingredients.” Ms. White initially started experimenting with different combinations to create something holistic, and her efforts paid off: by using her line of organic products, her son’s skin condition has completely cleared up. Encouraged by her friends who loved and showed an interest in her creations, Ms. White decided to expand her business, and she now manufactures and creates an array of fun and nourishing products with sailor inspired names such as Ol’ Salty and Message In a Bubble. Utilizing the best ingredients for her highly moisturizing soaps, including a gluten free mix of rice bran, shea butter, avocado, hemp seeds, and canola oils, she promises that her filler-free cold pressed soaps, lip balms, lotion bars, and body sprays will not disappoint. “Each bar should last about two and half weeks,” said Ms. White of her hefty, affordable, and beautifully packaged 135 gram soaps, which are friendly to even the most sensitive of skin types. Currently on display at Invermere clothing boutique Her Public, the up-and-coming new products will be featured in several locations throughout the valley. . . . ‘Celtic cod’ from page 22


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The band — which includes Chad “Rhino” Carter on drums, Anjuli Otter on fiddle and Roy Kawano on bass — recently released its third album, Battered and Fried. “I’m the only musician in the band with a Celtic background. Everybody else brings their own background, which is what makes the music interesting,” said Mr. Mercer. “You just know when you have the right chemistry and musicality.” Playing in Edgewater is right up the band’s alley, according to Mr. Mercer. “We love coming to small communities. We feel that’s where the bulk of our support comes from, small theatres and communities in rural areas,” he said. “It’s [the music industry] a changing business that way. Musicians need to be more creative in where and how they book shows.” Cod Gone Wild has no pub shows on its schedule this year, focusing instead on partnering with community groups.

SEA SENSE — Anchor Organics is bringing skin-friendly soap products ashore in Invermere and beyond.  Photo submitted The entrepreneur’s vision was to bring something wholesome, inspiring, and what is unheard of in organics — “fair pricing” — to the community. Ms. White spoke lovingly of her soaps and the painstaking measures undertaken to ensure the best quality. “It takes over six weeks to cure — the longer the soap sits, the better the lather and moisturizing properties,” she said. A new moisturizing body spray Ms. White is currently labeling promises to seal the skin in luxurious moisture throughout the day. The entrepreneur spoke excitedly of her cutting edge new product. “You just put it on after a shower and you’re good for a very long time,” she said. “It’s been a really successful plan for us,” said Mr. Mercer. The band’s song Back Roads was still in the running on the nation-wide Searchlight competition, as of press time, having reached the regional semifinal stage. Cod Gone Wild is up against nine other bands from the B.C. interior in the regional semifinals — if the group makes it through and then wins the national finals, it will get $20,000 worth of music equipment, a recording gig and a slot in a music festival in Vancouver. The concert, on Saturday, April 26th at the Edgewater Community Hall is a fundraiser for the Edgewater Recreation Society to help the society upgrade the baseball diamond and outdoor skating rink. Tickets will costs $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students, with the show starting at 8 p.m. There will be a ham and scalloped potato dinner beginning at 6 p.m. beforehand, with the $12 dinner tickets sold separately. Tickets are available at Pip’s Country Store in Edgewater, Furry Companions in Radium and at the Backdoor Wine Cellar in Invermere.

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Midyette running for mayor in Canal Flats dents of our village deserve the opportunity to reflect With municipal elecon decisions made over the tions to take place across B.C. last three years and judge seven months from now, the for themselves who is best first mayoral contender in suited to represent them,” the Columbia Valley has ansaid Mr. Midyette. nounced his candidacy. “I look forward to Canal Flats councillor continuing to work with Dean Midyette, who is also Mayor Ute Juras and other The Pioneer’s advertising sales members of council on the representative, said he will economic development iniDean Midyette run for mayor of Canal Flats tiatives that we have underin the upcoming elections. taken in the hopes that a “Two and a half years ago, the mayor framework can be established before the and council in Canal Flats were all ac- fall elections and to seeing the compleclaimed, and while there has been much tion of the water system and arena upaccomplished during this period, the resi- grades later this summer.”

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. . . ‘Killer dogs’ from page 5 “You have to point out the extremes just so people get the point; it’s so unfortunate this happened,” said Mr. McNeill of the hefty fee for pitbulls. “The owners take notice that if they have one as a pet, they need to be in control of that dog.” Some pitbull owners have paid the $1,000 fee to get their dog registered; anyone who doesn’t pay would have their pitbull impounded by a bylaw officer and would have to pay to get it

back, he explained. “The rest of regional district decided they didn’t want a (dog control) bylaw, so there is none,” he added. An investigation into the attack has been assisted by neighbours who provided information after the attack. Though the dogs owners sped off in a vehicle after the attack, Fairmont resident Rory Sinclair was able to follow the vehicle and get a license plate to allow the investigation to proceed. “We’re working with the Invermere RCMP on this,” added Mr. McNeill.

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Annual chamber golf event moves to Mountainside Submitted by the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce has moved their Annual Turn Copper into Gold Golf Tournament from fall to spring and from north to south. At the chamber’s strategic planning session held in 2011, it was discussed that the timing of the Turn Copper into Gold Golf Tournament and the Business Excellence Awards could be switched. Board members noted many business owners couldn’t attend the golf tournament in October because they didn’t have the staff to allow for them to be away from their business for the better part of a day. Whereas in May, businesses are getting staffed up to be ready for the busy season, so business owners are more likely to be able to attend the tournament. October is also Small Business Month in B.C. – a good time to celebrate businesses in the Columbia Valley. Businesses can promote the awards to their summer season customers (voting will be up on the website early this year). It will be easier for business owners to attend an evening event rather than an afternoon event in October. Weather was also a factor. In recent years, the weather in October was inclement (windy, cold, rainy, sunny, and even snowing), and we are hoping Mother Nature will be kinder to us in May or at least we won’t feel the cold as much in May. A 12 C day in October feels like 18 C in May. The location change was for a differ-

ent set of reasons. Copper Point Golf Club had been the title sponsor for 11 years and stepped up to assist the chamber at a very critical point in the chamber’s history. The chamber had built a new building and needed help to pay the mortgage; the golf course also needed a home as they built their clubhouse and office. The thenmanagement team at Copper Point Golf Club and the chamber’s board of directors came up with a plan: to hold a golf tournament at the golf course and dinner at the Copper City Saloon, and the golf course team could work out of the chamber’s boardroom. The agreement for the tournament was for 10 years, with the goal to pay off the mortgage. After the 10th Annual Tournament, the mortgage on the chamber building was paid off in full. “The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce will be forever grateful to Copper Point Golf Club for their generous support of our organization and commitment to our community,” said past president Rose-Marie Fagerholm. “Without their support, we wouldn’t be going into to the twelfth year of this tournament in a good financial position.” Copper Point Golf Club is known for their charitable contributions to our community and the chamber board of directors has always been tremendously grateful for the opportunities that Copper Point Golf Club has afforded the chamber through their generosity. Continued on page 46 . . .

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ERWIN KLOOS We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We though of you yesterday, and the day before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping; we have you in our hearts. Love forever, your Kloos and LaBrie family.

S OBITUARY S Olive Jane Fitzpatrick January 5th, 1924 – April 13th, 2014

Olive Jane Fitzpatrick of Brooks passed away at Sunrise Gardens in Brooks on April 13th, 2014 with her family by her side at the age of 90 years. Olive was born in Craik, Saskatchewan on January 5th, 1924 to Bella and Mansel Hunt. She was part of a large family with 2 brothers and 5 sisters and received her education at a one room school house near her home at Craik. Olive married Walter Fitzpatrick at Kelvington, Saskatchewan in 1947, later moving to Lintlow, Saskatchewan. She cared deeply for her family and proved to be a homemaker with many talents. Olive loved growing large gardens; she was a tasty cook and an overall handy lady. She baked delicious goodies and enjoyed making quilts and clothing for everyone in her family. Olive was an artist, a musician and enjoyed writing poetry. She played guitar, violin, trombone and took painting lessons. Olive enjoyed learning new crafts, ceramics, reading and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She adored her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren and she loved to dance. Walter and Olive attended every dance they could and they will be remembered for dancing their way through the senior years. After 61 years of marriage, Olive was predeceased by her husband Walter in 2008. She was also predeceased by 4 sisters, Alice, Hazel, Beulah and June and 2 brothers Andrew and Mervin. Olive is survived by her 5 children: Joan (Terry) Fulton and their 2 children; daughter Cara and her girls Caedra and Kessa all of Duchess; and their son Layton (Niki) and their 2 children Dax and Jetta of Red Deer; Ray Fitzpatrick (Shauna) of Calgary and their 3 children; son Ryan of Vancouver and daughter Megan (Mike) Lungren and their children Cassidy and Blake of Calgary and Erin of Toronto; Diane Fitzpatrick of Brooks and her 2 children, son Stacy Fitzpatrick of Langdon and daughter Sharla Fitzpatrick (Curtis Graham) and her 2 sons Cooper and Langley of Duchess; Merlin Fitzpatrick (Wendy) of Brooks and their son Jesse Fitzpatrick (Lori) and children Kajun and Feenex of Brooks; daughter Ariel Fitzpatrick (Ty Wikdahl) and her 3 daughters, Emma, Delayne and Elizabeth Jane of Brooks; Marcy Weibe (Simon) of Carstairs and their 2 children, daughter Amanda Weibe and her 2 children Sinead and Seamus of Brooks and their son Gavin of Carstairs; 1 sister Inez Jacobsen of Red Deer and 1 sister-in-law Irene Patterson of Keremeos, British Columbia. Family graveside services were held at Duchess Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Olive’s grandchildren. A lunch reception and time of remembrance (Memory Day) was held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th from Thom’s Funeral Home and Reception Centre. Arrangements in care of THOM’S FUNRERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE. For further information please visit or call 403-501-1010.

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Garage Sale 960 Copper Point Way, we have it all. Fri. Apr. 18th and Sat. Apr. 19th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Juniper Mobile Home Park #10 Lambert Rd. House stuff, tools and machinery. Health issues, all must go, April 18th, 19th and 20th, 9 a.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, 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.

Jeers to my self for forgetting about our dinner date and eating without my girlfriend.

Moving/Garage sale on Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. - noon at 400 Westridge View (above High School), Invermere. Windermere: 1785 Windermere Loop Road. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 19th. Saturday April 19th - 2181 Pinetree Place 8am-12noon. Also, we are giving away a BBQ and a couch. Lots of house items and some great clothing. There is a bit of Lululemon for women!

Saturday, April 19th, 8:30 a.m. Noon. 1233-14th Street, Invermere (near Laird school). Lots of stuff, big and small. Weather permitting. Garage sale Saturday April 19th across from Hospital. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

S OBITUARY S ENGEL Harold “Richard”, (Red)

Al-Anon. Are you concerned about or affected by someone else’s drinking? If so, please join us. Al-Anon meets EVERY Monday in Invermere at 7:15 p.m. at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 712 – 12th Ave (behind the Invermere hospital). For information, please call 250342-8255.

Jeers to people who think it is not only “ok” but actually “great” to break laws that are put in place for all in a community to benefit by. Think about it! What will be next if we throw out law and order in favour of a community based on our personal opinions? By “Cheering” your approval for such unlawful, rebellious behavior, what example is being set for the younger generation? For our kids? That it is all right to break the law “ just so long as you really believe and are passionate in the cause”? Find a way to do it legally! Cheers to the local farmers, ranchers and food producers in our valley. Happy spring!


January 16th, 1930 – April 2nd, 2014 H. Richard Engel, beloved husband of Faye Engel, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014, at the age of 84 years. Born January 16th, 1930 in Govan, Saskatchewan, he was raised in Midale, Saskatchewan, where his family ran a hotel. Richard was the first recruit in the P.P.C.L.I. (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) after the Regular Force was formed. He served as a parachutist with the 1st Battalion P.P.C.L.I. in Canada, and four Tours in Korea. As a private pilot, his love of aviation led him to found and publish Canadian Aviation News, a national bi-weekly newspaper devoted to the private sector of aviation. Retiring to Fairmont in 2000, he continued to remain active as an Executive of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71 until 2006. He coordinated the Poppy Campaign between Fairmont and Canal Flats. Active as well in the community. He was an active member of the P.P.C.L.I. Warrant Officer’s and Senior NonCommissioned Officers Club (Retired), P.P.C.L.I. Association, Airborne Social Club, Korean Veterans Association of Canada, Rocky Mountain Garden Railroad Society, a lifetime member of General John M. Rockingham Memorial Unit No. 1, #11 and Bornewest, Branch 8, C.A.F.A. (Canadian Airborne Forces Association), #7. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Marguerite, brother Garth, sister Kay and (Bud) Hurl and father-in-law, Wilfred Leggett. Richard is survived by his wife Faye, as well as many other family, comrades and friends too numerous to mention. No service by request. If so desired, tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. We miss you and you will never be forgotten. A special thank you goes out to Dr. B. Johnson, Dr. J. Fleet, the staff at Ivy House and the nursing staff at Invermere District Hospital for the exceptional care and kindness they gave to Richard and his family.

Annual General Meeting

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Cheers to Oliver Egan for travelling to Victoria to refute the provincial government’s misrepresentation of the value of agricultural land in the Kootenays. Can’t wait for the local markets to open so that we can celebrate and continue to enjoy our 100-Mile Diet.

Cheers to Ilone and her staff at Fairmont Ski Rentals for all the help for my son, to make his first year of skiing great.

For Lease: Micro office space, Panache Bldg., 250 - 300 sq. ft. each. All new, available immediately. Phone 250-342-5805.

Invermere: affordable 1-bdrm and 2-bdrm apartments. $600 - $800/mo. Includes all utilities. 250-341-1182.

Cheers to the ladies for the wonderful surprise 60th birthday dinner, flowers, cards and gifts. Cheers to Leann for the delicious lasagna dinner!


Fully furnished and equipped 4-bdrm home for rent in Invermere. Private laundry. Walk to town and beach. Would suit 5 or 6 people. Rent from $400 per person includes hydro. Call: 250-688-0244 for more info.

2-bdrm, F&S, close to downtown. N/P, N/S. Must be mature and quiet. Available immediately. Min. 1 year lease. $800/mo + $400 D.D. and utilities. 250-342-9446.

Cheers to Canal flats councilor Dean Midyette for co-hosting cola and wings night at the Columbia Inn. To bring back a much needed grass roots educational ” No stones un-turned” Town hall meeting to Canadian Politics. Cheers to the people that pass me on the street and help me to cross the crosswalks, pats on the back, and jokes that make me laugh to make my day. It is an appreciation to enjoy being as old as I am (80) and still appreciate it! Double cheers to the wonderful program the teachers, helpers and 4 classes of students put on at the Gardens for the Volunteers on Friday April 11th. The kids sang and danced with such rhythm and enjoyment. What a delightful hour we seniors all enjoyed. Cheers to the true winner of the best coffee in town-my coffee pot. Jeers to the missed category of “best atmosphere/banana bread/prime rib, and soups” from Coffee Works, our own version of Cheers - “Where everybody knows your name”. CHEERS to two fantastic nurses Shelley and Klara! Smiling, kind, efficient and friendly! Jeers to cat owners who let their pets roam free. They should be kept under control just like dogs.

LOST & FOUND Lost: Set of keys on Highway between Windermere and Radium on April 8th. 250-342-8708. Lost on Lower Lake View Rd. car keys for a Mercedes Benz. If found contact Barry at 403-819-4886 or 1-800-308-0025.


Various sizes available. Now with climate-controlled units. Call 250-342-3637. STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park: 250-342-3166. Large garage/shop for rent right in town. 35’ x 40’ with 12ft ceilings. On large lot so plenty of space outside and lots of storage inside as well. Perfect for contractors with equipment etc. $1,000/mo, damage deposit required. Call for more info. 403-819-7494. Need RV storage for 2 RV’s, 14’ and 32’. Prefer graveled surface near Radium. Call 403-601-0368.


CHEERS to Byron and Becca for building a fantastic pump track for little kids at the Skateboard park! It’s “do-ers” like you that get things done! Cheers to MLA Bill Bennett for all the support he provides to our region even though it is not in his riding. It would behoove some people living here to find out just how much he does for us!

815 sq. ft. prime commercial unit for lease. Right in the middle of the new grocery store, Home Hardware, Kicking Horse Coffee and Canadian Tire. #4-492 Arrow Rd. currently Nature’s Floors. Please call 250-3425089. Retail opportunity in Invermere. 2,100 sq. ft. located on Main St. Rare vacancy in the busiest area of town. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity, call now 250-270-0570, ask for Josh. Short or long term okay.

NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE 20 x 25 heated shop $450/mo, first and last D.D. required. 24 x 36 shop power included, propane heat at tenant’s expense, $650/mo first and last D.D. required. Contact New House Multi Storage 250-342-3637. Koffee Kweens coffee shop space in Invermere available for lease effective April 1st. All leaseholds in place. Contact Karl at 250-270-0049. Shop space for rent, Industrial Rd. 1, 30’ x 70’, available May 1st. Phone Miko at 250-342-9526. Small retail storefront, commercial space in downtown Windermere, $450/mo, call 250-342-6255.


Wanted to rent preferably a 2-bdrm house.

1,000 sq. ft. expandable, 3 offices plus reception. 712 - 10th street Invermere. Contact Bruce at bruce@ or 250-341-1940.

I have a twelve-year-old lab with arthritis, who sleeps most of the day. N/S, have to move by the end of May. Well known with many excellent references. Please phone 250-3479692. Anything from Edgewater to Windermere.

Radium: Fully furnished units for rent. Bedsitting, 1-bdrms, 2-bdrms. N/S, pets negotiable. Call Joan at 250-342-7517 to view and check availability. Rent includes heat, hydro, cable and all linens. STARTING AT $500/mo. INVERMERE CENTRE: 1-bdrm apartment, available immediately, central location, parking at your door, laundry on site, one year lease, N/P, N/S. Call Sharon 250-688-1365. 1-bdrm suite. Utilities/internet included. Private entrance/laundry. N/S, N/P. $625/mo. Call 250-3415719. Available May 1st.



Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th 9326 Kimpton Rd., Juniper Heights. House and 3.59 acres, 3-bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fully furnished, 2-car garage plus attached workshop, underground sprinker system, RV hookup, plus room for all your toys.

Phone 250-342-3559

Fairmont, on Riverside Golf Course: 2-bdrm, bright walkout suite. Furnished, W/D, dishwasher. Backs onto 1st tee box. $800/mo plus util. non-smoking, no pets. References required, 403-710-1275. 3-bdrm, 1 bath, upper level of home in downtown Windermere, N/S, pets negotiable, $900/mo + utilities. Avail immediately. Call 250-342-8662. Downtown Invermere large 4-bdrm, 2 bath upstairs, all included, $1,500/mo. 2-bdrm walk in basement, all included, $900/mo. invermerehomerentals@ or 250-341-1650. For rent in Invermere: 2-bdrm apartment, close to schools and hospital, large yard. $775/mo, phone 250-342-3790.

HOUSE FOR RENT Invermere: Near schools and downtown. 4-bdrm, 2 bath house on a large triple lot, with outside hot tub. $1,600/mo + utilities + D.D., N/P, N/S. Available May 1st. Call 403-246-6680. For rent in Invermere: 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath townhome, garage, deck, washer/dryer. $1,200 + utilities and D.D. + lease required. Available June 1st. Call 250-688-0152.

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ORANGE DREAM CHEESECAKE 1/3 cup Graham Wafer 1 cup Cottage Cheese crumbs 1 tub (250 gm) Cream 2/3 cup boiling water Cheese, softened 1 pkg. Jell-O Orange Jelly 1 1/3 cups Cool Whip, Powder, no sugar added thawed

Sprinkle graham crumbs onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan sprayed with cooking spray. In a bowl, add boiling water to jelly powder and stir until dissolved; cool for 5 minutes. Pour jelly mixture into a blender then add cottage cheese and cream cheese; blend well. Pour mixture into a large bowl and gently stir in cool whip. Pour into prepared pan and smooth top. Refrigerate for 4 hours until set; remove rim from pan and See all my recipes at serve.

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12x60, 2-bdrm Mobile Home with addition and deck in very good shape, propane furnace and modern wood stove for $4,000 O.B.O. Must be moved. To view call 250-347-6420. Bright, clean modular home on full basement in Edgewater. 1,352 sq. ft. per floor. 3-bdrm, 2 full bathrooms, wood stove in basement. $269,000, for more info call 250-347-2343.

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130 ft. chain link fence includes one gate, posts and cross bars, asking $200. KUMHO 225-55r19, 85 to 90% left on tires, $300 for all four. 250-347-0033.

Chevy Motor Home 1983, 62,000 km, sleeps 5, very good condition. $6,900, 250-342-2287.

LANE cedar chest 1980, collectable and functional furniture piece. Excellent condition. $400, 250341-5342.

Three bedroom duplex in Invermere, $204,999. Phone 250-342-7528.

Townhouse for sale by owner in downtown Invermere. Built in 2005, fantastic views in a quiet location. No strata fees, 5 appliances, 1,467 square feet. Asking $234,900. Call 250-342-0371.


Unit 122, Riverstone Villas, Radium Hot Springs, 3-bdrm, garage, $170,000. Call 250-342-7608. 2-bdrm, 2 full bath, W/D, F/S, dishwasher and microwave. R2000 certified. All on one floor. Located downtown close to shopping and beach. Asking $285,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 250-342-2274.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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. GE stove/oven and 18.2 cu frostfree fridge, top freezer. $75 each or $100 for both. 403-279-6682.

Home Building and Renos Chuck Newhouse Builders 250-342-3637 Dryer Vent and Furnace Cleaning and inspections. Call AQUAIR today! 250-342-5089.


Motivated to sell: All offers will be considered. Property features 3.82 acres; 1,900 sq. ft. home with attached double garage and covered deck, 2,200 sq. ft. workshop, fenced garden, storage sheds and more. For more information please call 250-342-6967.



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. 250-347-9500. PATIO FURNITURE Glass table, 6 chairs, blue cushions $250. 2 seater sofa, with 2 matching white cushioned chairs $250. Call: April 18-21st, 250-342-3123.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 2001 Kawasaki 800 Vulcan. 12,000 km. saddle bags, crash bar. Beautiful shape. Asking $4,800 O.B.O. To view, contact 250-341-5524.


2004 Blue Water Malibu 19 feet. Red and white, very good condition. 4.3 litre EFI 225 hp. Includes tandem trailer and boat covers. $13,500. Located in Invermere. Contact 403-689-5519.

Water treatment and purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners and conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089. House Cleaning: Affordable and experienced eco-friendly residential cleaning services. 250-342-5321. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Environmentally friendly products. Dry in 1 hour! Call 250-688-0213 or visit . 20% off Wood Blinds expires April 14th “Wonderful experience & pleasure working with Shannon and her team. I would highly recommend Shannon’s blinds.” Karla New – “Drapery & much more” Phantom Retractable Screen Doors Shannon’s Blinds & Designs 250-342-5749. Guitar lessons and Mac computer tutoring. Available most evenings and weekends. Call Emily at 250409-4104.


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“Supporting Mindful Living”


Immaculate House Care available for new clients. Call 250-341-1371. Maddy Ede – Makeup Artist Specializing in Weddings, Graduations and Special Occasions. Invermere, B.C. and Calgary, AB Contact Information: Cell/Text: 403.808.3381 Email:


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. Care giver needed for 82 year-old gentleman, part-time. Must be certified and male. Call 250-3420743.


Employer: Gerry’s Gelati 1045 7th Ave Invermere BC Position: Food Counter Attendant Job Duties: Serving customers, preparing food, preparing drinks, cleaning Terms of employment: Full time, year round, permanent Wage: $11/hr Benefits: N/A Location: Invermere Contact: Apply in person or send resume to Skill requirements, education, experience: None required

Peppi’s Pizza is accepting resumes for employment. Cooks, servers, dishwashers. Email to p.fuel@ Attn: Tim and Laura 2014 and call or drop by in person.

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.

Riko’s Family Restaurant is seeking F/T and P/T line cook, cook helper and dishwasher. Apply in person, 7513 Main St. west Radium Hot Springs, ask for Yuni or Riko.

Housekeeping attendant wanted: Looking for a full-time (30hrs/week) housekeeper to work at a small family run motel in Radium for the 2014 season. May - Thanksgiving. Wages $13 - $14 per hour depending experience. For more info or to apply email radiumgatewaymotel@yahoo. com or drop of resume at Gateway Motel: Hwy 93/ Box 301 Radium B.C. V0A 1M0, or call 250-347-9655. CRYSTAL CONCIERGE, Looking for a full-time housekeeper, $14/hr, experience is a plus but not required, preferably male, responsible and hard working. Job duties includes cleaning of property vacation rentals, lawn care and running errands. Email your resume


Photographer (pho•tog•ra•pher)-(n) One obsessed with capturing life with their camera.


Power Facilitation and Counselling Donna Power

NEED A PASSPORT or VISA PHOTO? ...guaranteed to meet Passport specifications or your money back or complimentary re-take! Walk-ins accepted; appointments preferred. Ready in an hour. KRS Photography Printing - Picture Framing 505-7th Avenue Invermere Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 or by appointment. Look for the red door behind the Invermere Laundromat! or 250-342-5102

HELP WANTED 250-270-2727

camera classes • canvas wraps photography • photo finishing • picture framing …look for the red door behind Gone Hollywood Video


Radium Valley Vacation Resort is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Must be able to work weekends. $15/hour plus an incentive plan for the person who is dedicated and dependable. Resumes accepted by fax 250-3479808, email: or in person.

Full time positions at Leo Burrito. Positions starting in May and June. Starting at $11/hour + gratuity. Fun atmosphere to work in and free meals! Submit resume to crystal@ Windermere Valley Childcare Society LOVE KIDS? Come and work with our out of school age children. Must be 19 years or older, First aid certificate, 20 hours of related course work. Start date June 14th, 40 hours per week, $12 per hour. Please apply at (ask for Arlee) 250-342-3168, Strands Old House Restaurant is accepting resumes for evening servers P/T and F/T. P/T evening bar tender, evening kitchen help/ dishwasher and A chef with formal training with 3 to 5 years experience in fine dining is an asset. Apply to Tony Wood at tony@ or 250-3426344 or 250-342-5745. Kootenay Coffee Works is now hiring full and part time staff. Must be available to work weekends. Duties include: serving customer, preparing food and drinks and cleaning all in a fun friendly fast paste environment. Please drop off resume at Kootenay Coffee Works located beside Canadian Tire.

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RADIUM SUBWAY Is currently hiring for FULL TIME/ PART TIME FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT Please drop your resume to Radium Supermart/ Radium Petro Canada or email: or fax :250-347-9921.

Fairmont Creek Property Rentals seeks a Full Time Housekeeping Manager ($16/hr + depending on experience, 12 month maternity position with an option for extended employment) and Full/Part-time Summer Staff ($13/hr + incentives) to join our housekeeping team in Fairmont Hot Springs. Learn more and view current opportunities at forward your resume to info@ or call 250-3456116 for more info.

899599161 PDQ HOLDING LTD. O/A RADIUM SUPERMART/PETRO CANADA Box 206, 4929 HWY 93 RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. V0A 1M0 IS CURRENTLY HIRING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME CASHIER Starting wages $11:50 per hour JOB DUTIES: Customer service, operate cash register and Lottery machine. Check freight, stock shelves, cleaning and outside maintenance. NO FORMAL EDUCATION REQUIRED Please send your resume to the above address or drop it to Radium Petro Canada/Radium Supermart or email to rpetro@ or fax 250-347-9921. Penner Insulation is seeking a selfmotivated, energetic individual, who is looking for a career in the insulation industry. We offer full time, long-term employment with health & dental benefits. Spray foam training provided. Applicant must have valid driver’s license. Starting wage $18/ depending on experience. Submit resume to HIRING FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT FULL/PART TIME WAGES $11.00 HR DUTIES: MAKE SANDWICHES, SERVE CUSTOMERS, PREPARE MEAT AND VEGETABLES, CHECK FOOD TEMPERATURE, CLEAN AND SANITIZE, HANDLING INVENTORIES ETC. PLEASE DROP OFF RESUME OR EMAIL TO or Fax 250-345-6600 FAIRMONT SUBWAY 844310730 4966 FAIRMONT FRONTAGE ROAD FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS BC V0B 1L1 Helna’s Stube is looking for kitchen help/dish washer and part-time evening server. Please call 250347-0047 or email

Attention Valley Residents and Contractors! The Painted Porch upcycles and re-purposes unwanted wooden furniture, old wooden character doors and windows, mirror, louvered closet doors and shutters, wooden cabinet doors and knobs. All items can be dropped off at the shop in front of Canadian Tire or call Teresa 250-688-0388 to arrange pickup. Together we can make a difference. RK Heli Ski - small local business looking for IT support: IT Network Management and Security: Onsite visits, consulting advice and Troubleshooting. Computer Desktop Support and Servicing. Custom Reservation System Support: Program upgrade and troubleshooting, YUI Coding, Web-based., phone: 250-342-3889.

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Casual Insurance Salesperson Casual insurance salesperson needed at Kootenay Insurance Services in Invermere. Please call Kerry at 250-342-2175 or email or drop in.

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

Part and Full Time Positions Available Start date: ASAP

Food Service Supervisor Food Counter Attendant Permanent, Shift Permanent, Shift

Job Description Available in Store Job Description Available in Store 7 positions available 12 positions available No education required No education or experience required. One to two years experience required. Nights/overnights/early mornings/ Nights/early mornings/weekends weekends. $12.12/hour + medical/dental/group $10.25/hour + medical/dental/group benefits. benefits.

Apply in person, via email (timhortons.invermere@ or by fax (250-341-3177) for both positions.

General Kitchen Help

Now Hiring

Please send resume to Veli HOLDINGS LTD DBA DAIRY QUEEN Invermere 350 Laurier St., Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K7

Food Service Supervisor for Dairy Queen Permanent, full-time, shift, overtime, weekend, day, evening $13 hourly, for 40 hours per week Completion of high school. Experience an asset Specific Skills: • Supervise and co-ordinate activities of staff who prepare and portion food • Establish work schedule • Estimate and order ingredients and supplies • Ensure food service and quality control • Maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and wastage • Prepare and submit reports • Supervise and check assembly of trays • Supervise and check delivery of food trolleys • Establish methods to meet work schedules • Train staff in job duties, sanitation and safety procedures

A&W Restaurant, Invermere, has immediate openings for FULL-TIME permanent Food Counter Attendants. 4 Full-Time Day & Evening Positions – Kitchen and Front Counter (up to 40 hours/week) $10.25 - $11.50/hr (based on experience) We offer a friendly work environment, shared benefits plan, scholarship program and opportunities for advancement. Successful applicants will be required to perform the following duties: • Cook and assemble food such as sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, milkshakes, portion and wrap food or place it on plates for service to patrons, package food for take-out orders, cleaning of production area. • Serve customers at counter and in drive-thru, handle payment transactions, cleaning of dining and front counter area. • Stock refrigerators and follow A&W and B.C. Provincial standards for food safety and quality, and record keeping. • Pleasantly and honestly interact with customers and fellow team members. Please apply in person or online at

Fax resume to 250-344-2220 or email: Attn: Mr. Neal VanBeers

Assistant Manager

Quality Bakery Retail Store If you possess Management experience, proficient computer skills and a proven ability to model, motivate and encourage a team in a retail environment, then we have a position for you in our busy bakery in Invermere. In this full‐time, year round position you will assist our Store Manager and it requires excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively handle the wide range of challenges that arise with confidence and imagination. A competitive wage and benefits package offered. Starting date is negotiable. Please email your resume to or fax with cover letter to 250-342–4439. Serving treats to the Valley since 1981

Quality Bakery (1981) Ltd 1305 7 Avenue Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-342–4422

Columbia Valley Arts Council

Assistant Gallery Curator 2014 Season

Full-time/seasonal – May to August The Pynelogs Art Gallery & Cultural Centre, home of the Columbia Valley Arts is the local community arts council that supports the Columbia Valley arts community. We are currently looking for an Assistant Gallery Curator to assist the Gallery Manager in administrative matters and gallery responsibilities. Working with the Gallery Manager, the Assistant Gallery Curator oversees the coordination of the Galleries’ curatorial program, assisting with hanging, installing and displaying the Art Gallery Shows, market summer programs and events, cash handling and financial transactions, promote the arts council, assist in registrations/ticket sales, administrative matters and front line sales in the Gift Shop & Gallery. Attention to detail, good organizational skills, ability to work without supervision, motivated, dependable and professional with strong communication and people skills for dealing with the public. Hours of work: full-time up to 40 hours per week, including weekends and some evenings. Rate of pay: depending on experience. Requirements: Student returning to school in 2014. Interest in arts an asset. Business experience necessary. Mature, responsible and quick-thinking. Sense of humor a must! Deadline extended for applications to April 24th, 2014. Please forward covering letter and resume by email: Columbia Valley Arts Council, Jami Scheffer – Executive Director & Gallery Manager Phone 250-342-4423 • Email:

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HELP WANTED Greywolf Golf Course is looking to fill the following positions for the 2014 Golf Season (Approx. May 13th to October 1st)

We’re looking for hardworking, energetic and reliable people just like you! Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is proud to have the largest mineral hot springs in all of Western Canada. As part our effort to create the best and safest guest experience possible, we are hiring for senior positions in our pools department. All of our pool personnel are required to have current National Lifeguard Certification.

POOL SUPERVISOR Oversee the operation of the public pool complex, assist in staffing, safety, cleanliness and most importantly, take a leadership role in the care and monitoring of our hot springs source. Must have a current First Aid certificate, 3 years’ experience and a Pool Operator’s Certificate. This position has a wage of $18.00/hour and we currently have two openings.

HEAD LIFEGUARD Provides safety in and around the facility on each shift. Must be an expert and the leader of our safety efforts, including in emergency situations. First Aid designation Level 3. Applicant will have CPR-C and/or AED training (Level 3), excellent guest skills and the ability to function under pressure. This position has a wage of $16.00/hour and we currently have four openings. As with all of our positions, you enjoy the following benefits: • Staff pass for all amenities of the resort • Free lunch on shift • Eligibility for health and dental benefits after six months employment • Staff accommodation available Please forward your resume to, attention David Sheedy, or call 250.345.6004. SHOP






Now hiring – part-time cashiers and clerks We are now hiring enthusiastic permanent part-time staff for Joe’s nofrills in Invermere. Come join our team! • Front end cashiers • Clerks (Grocery, Dairy, Frozen, Produce, Meat, Deli and Bakery) Part-time employment with day, evening and weekend shifts available. Experience in grocery or retail is an asset. We offer our employees progressive careers, comprehensive training, and flexibility. If you are interested in this opportunity please email your resume to or apply in person at our job fair being held at:


EK Employment Family Resource Centre 2-131 7th Ave, Invermere, B.C. Tuesday April 22nd – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday April 23rd – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Line cooks Please apply immediately if you have cooking experience, are friendly, outgoing, well spoken, organized, and punctual. Please send all resumes to:

Stephen Pearson, Food and Beverage Manager Or drop off in person at the Greywolf Golf Course

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 of headlines or details. Call Dean at 250-341-6299 to find out more. • Email:

We are hiring for the following positions:

Term employment opportunities

Radium Hot Springs Pools

Possibilités d’emploi de durée déterminée

Piscines des sources thermales Radium Cashier GS MPS 03 Lifeguard GS MPS 05

Caissier/Caissière GS MPS 03 Sauveteur/sauveteuse GS MPS 05

Canadian Rockies Hot Springs For more information and to apply, visit our website:

Sources thermales des Rocheuses canadiennes Pour en savoir plus et pour postuler, visitez notre site Web :


8, 1008 8th Ave. Invermere, B.C. Ph: (250) 341-6299 Fax: 1-855-377-0312

• Overnight Houseperson • Housekeeping ~ all positions • Poolside Bartender • Lounge Bartender • Dishwasher • Building Maintenance Worker

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Copper Point Resort is the newest luxury four season destination located in Invermere, BC. We are looking for those strong candidates who are energetic and passionate about providing an exceptional guest experience. We are committed to bringing together the industry’s best talent to create a diverse team of innovative thinkers. All those applying must be able to have fun! Resumes can be emailed to, faxed to 250-341-4001 or dropped off to 760 Cooper Road.

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Who are you looking for? By Father Gabriel St. Joseph’s Catholic Church “Who are you looking for?” asked one of my friends to another when we were at the entrance of the mall the other day. “My bride,” was the instantaneous reply, which prompted us to stare at him sceptically. “Looking for your bride at the mall?” repeated another friend with an astonished voice. “I am hiding,” said the elderly gentleman amidst laughter. He was thought-provoking and humorous in his response. Perhaps we too have similar experiences in our daily routines. A passionate mother looks for her child to arrive from the school, a romantic lover intently looks for his or her soul mate to be around, the stranger looks for the sign posts on the street for direction, people browse through novel websites for creative ideas, travellers and tourists look for adventures in the places they visit, the prospectors look for new and better possibilities to explore, the scientists look for new answers to human and animal predicaments, and the engineers and technicians look for innovative ways of performing complex activities. “Looking for” is both brainstorming and being op-

timistically positive about our search to perform and accomplish something that we always wished for. There are tons of examples in the Bible explaining this aspect of God looking for his people to bless them with everything that humans may require to make a happy living. The gospel of John 3:16 reports, “God loved this world so much, He sent His Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.” And in Galatians 4:4, Paul wrote, “When the appointed time came, God sent his Son, to redeem the human race and enable them to be adopted as His sons and daughters.” When we are in a restaurant, we eagerly look for the dessert menu that might add extra flavour to our delicious meal. While enjoying the panoramic grandeur of the mountains and meadows, we look for wild animals or sometimes berries, savouring the beauty and the bounty of the earth. The lush green forests and the snow-capped mountains enthuse us to behold the creator. We look forward to reunite with God in eternity as it is reported in John 20:15: “Jesus asked Mary in the garden, ‘Who are you looking for?’” In fact, she was searching for Christ and Christ found her in the garden. If we wish to look for him, we would be able to find him in the daily gardens of our life amidst all our chores and cares. He is constantly asking, “Who are you looking for?” Can we look for him in the hustle and bustle of life? Can we make this looking for Christ our priority in life?

Valley Churches

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Friday, April 18th 7 p.m.: GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE... Joint service with Valley Christian Assembly, at L.W.A.C. Sunday, April 20th RESURRECTION SUNDAY 7 a.m.: “SONRISE” SERVICE...Joint Service with the Valley Churches, at Kinsmen Beach 10:30 a.m.: Worship And Life Instruction, “Son of Man”... Pastor Trevor ministering.“K.I.D.S.” Church during morning service. 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY ANGLICAN-UNITED Friday, April 18th, 12 p.m.: Good Friday Service Saturday, April 19th, 7:30 p.m.: Easter Vigil Service Easter Sunday Services: 9 a.m.: Worship at All Saint’s, Edgewater 9:30 a.m.: Bacon, Friends and Faith 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 service. 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. 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • Father Gabriel • 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 • 1-250-426-7564 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

You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society

Easter feasters Young artists were rewarded for their solid efforts at colouring inside the lines earlier this week, as The Pioneer awarded our worthy winners of the Easter Colouring Contest: Left: Bentley Godlien, 3, is clearly extatic to receive his prize courtesy of It’s a Wrap! Gift Baskets; right: Kaylee DuBois, 3, basks in the spotlight while younger brother Nash, 2, looks a little bewildered. Photos by Greg Amos and Renice Oaks

To donate In Memory or In Honour: | 250-426-8916 or call toll-free 1-800-656-6426 or mail to: #19, 19th Avenue South Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 2L9 Please include: Your name and address for tax receipt Name of the person being remembered Name and address to send card to

Let’s Make Cancer History

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First three readings given for Jumbo financial plan bylaw creased our expenses in the plan with the expectation that we can put the rest in a reserve fund.” The Mountain Resort Municipality of Jumbo GlaAccurately forecasting the resort municipality’s cier gave three readings to its financial plan bylaw at its expenses is tricky, particularly since the bulk of them most recent council meeting, and will likely adopt it at comes from legal bills, according to Mr. Deck. next month’s council meeting. “That’s hard to predict, because you don’t know The five-year financial plan — which projects rev- when you are going to receive an action,” Mr. Deck enues of $200,000 per year from 2014 to 2018, most- said, adding that it’s still probably safe to assume that ly stemming from the provincial Small Communities legal bills for Jumbo will be higher than the fourGrant — has sparked considerable commentary across figure legal bills the Village of Radium Hot Springs the province and generated discussion, although not de- had when he was mayor there. bate, at the April 15th council meeting. At the end of the year, when the resort tallies Council voted unanimously to give the bylaw three up its actual expenses, it will then return any grant readings and direct staff to reconcile the budget to a truly money not used to the province, said Mr. Deck. balanced budget at the end of the year. “Basically we will give credit to the province The direction to reconcile comes because the minimum against subsequent years of the grant,” he said, add- COUNCIL CONTEMPLATION — Councillor Nancy grant amount of $200,000 will likely exceed operation ing that Jumbo council and staff need to investigate Hugunin and Mayor Greg Deck mull over financial numbers at a expenses, and local municipalities are not allowed to budget with the province and the Union of British Colum- council meeting on Tuesday, April 15th.  Photo by Steve Hubrecht for a surplus or deficit, said Jumbo mayor Greg Deck. bia Municipalities whether or not they are okay with municipality with no residents. “I think most of us in municipal governments are pret- this principle and, if so, what mechanism could be Three attendees of the meeting — Jim Galloway, ty proud that we run balanced budgets; we just balanced used for it. this budget in an unusual way,” said Mr. Deck. “We in“The union may be reluctant to support any motion Marilyn Kraayvanger and Loni Funnell (self-described as that involves giving money concerned citizens) — attended the meeting. Mr. Galfrom a municipality back loway questioned Mr. Deck about municipal expenses, To place your Community Classified call The Pioneer at 250-341-6299 or toll free 1-866-669-9222 to the province, usually the and why the three-member Jumbo municipality cash flow is the other way,” ronmental advisory board includes two members (David said Mr. Deck. “It will take Reynolds and Rick Kunelius) from Alberta. “It’s a small item, but I found it unusual; they are recognition of this municiBUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FINANCIAL SERVICES SERVICES pality as a different case be- from an entirely different province,” said Mr. Galloway. “We wanted to look for some people outside of the cause it’s in the early stages.” GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. If you own a home or real estate, political controversy surrounding Jumbo, but who have Included in the finanCan Earn $100,000.00 + Per ALPINE CREDITS can lend you expertise in the relevant areas,” said Mr. Deck in response. cial plan documents were Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 money: It’s That Simple. Your Post a classified in 125 Council also agreed to make June 10th (which cointwo letters the municipalYears. Protected Territories. Full Credit / Age / Income is NOT an newspapers in just a few ity received in late March cides with a council meeting day) the day for the public Details CALL NOW 1-866-668- issue. 1.800.587.2161. clicks. Reach more than 2 from citizens commenting hearing on its 2014 Annual Report and approved Febru6629. Website WWW.TCVEND. DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut million people for only $395 on the financial plan, both ary and March’s cheque registers. COM. debts more than 60% The February cheque register was almost $6,800, with expressing opposition to or a week for 25-word text ad & DEBT FREE in half the more than $3,500 of it for legal bills and the March cheque disappointment with pubEMPLOYMENT or $995 for small display ad. register was for $7,200, with almost $1,700 in legal bills. time! 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When Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Point Golf Club, we wouldn’t be able to call 1-800-347-2540. expressed an interest in hosting the start to plan renovations that, in addiSAWMILLS from only $4,897 tournament, the board felt that it tion to making our building more user STEEL BUILDINGS MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY was perfect timing to give the Copper friendly, are required to appropriately with your own bandmill - Cut STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL Fractional ownership can make your Point Golf Club a break and hope- and professionally accommodate the lumber any dimension. In BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, lifelong dream a reality right now. fully an opportunity for their staff to requests of community members and Bavaria 42 Cruising Sailboat / stock ready to ship. FREE Info & 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, play in the tournament rather than other community organizations who Coal Harbour / 3 staterooms / DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance 25% share available - $49,900 work it. 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