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Vol. 1/Issue 12

The Upper

December 3, 2004





Serving The Upper Columbia Valley including Brisco, Edgewater, Radium, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont and Canal Flats

Contents News








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Local hero

2 Elf fair

5 Ranchers hurting

Library lover pg. 17


Diving head ďŹ rst into winter! Shirley Campbell

Photo by Lisa Ede

Photo by Lisa Ede

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December 3, 2004

Local hero wins acclaim for rescue By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff Kevin Ekman, who left Invermere one year ago to work for Vancouver Fire-Rescue, has received a commendation from his new employer for the work he performed at a horrendous car accident. Last August Kevin arrived at a Vancouver accident scene at 4 a.m. to find that a driver had crashed through a fence. A steel rail two inches in diameter had missed the gas tank, travelled through the front grill of the Audi, through the driver’s groin, through the back of his seat, through the stomach of a passenger seated in the back seat, and finally stopped past the car’s rear bumper. Kevin, who worked as a volunteer firefighter here for 10 years before getting his new job in Vancouver, said he has been at many vehicle accidents around the valley, some of them worse. “But what made this one so unusual is that both guys were still alive. They were in shock,

but they were talking. The paramedics looked after them while we were working on the pipe.” Kevin and five other team members had to use the jaws of life to cut the metal pole in sections before the two men could be freed. Four of the crew members held the pipe steady while Kevin and another firefighter cut the pipe in front of the 19-year-old driver. Then they had to slide the driver forward along the pipe to get enough clearance between him and the seat to cut the pipe free. Then they went through the same procedure with the 20-yearold man in the back seat. “While we were doing that, the paramedics were giving them blood transfusions right on the spot.” The entire rescue operation took one hour and 40 minutes. The two men were slowly removed from the car, each with a section of pipe, and taken to hospital where, unbelievably, they made a full recovery. Two other passengers in the vehicle were not

injured. Not everyone is suited for this kind of job, but Kevin, aged 30, says his dream was always to become a firefighter like his father Roger Ekman, who is our local Invermere Fire-Rescue Chief. Roger and his wife Marion have lived in the valley for 27 years. Kevin, who graduated from the local high school in 1992, worked construction jobs and casual labour for the District of Invermere while he tried to get accepted by a city firefighting department. He almost made the cut in Calgary, but then he decided to go back to school and earned his firefighter’s ticket in Cranbrook through a new program offered by College of the Rockies. He was hired in Vancouver almost immediately. In making the presentation, the Vancouver Fire Chief Ray Holdgate said the men had gone above and beyond the call of duty. “This is something that will probably stick with them the rest of their lives,” he said.

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Beef prices hurting local ranchers

Tom Statham, who owns a small cow-calf operation just ouside Wilmer, says the American border closure has slashed his family’s income. By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff Local ranchers are tightening their belts again this year, still waiting for the American border to open to Canadian beef exports. The discovery of two Canadian animals since May 2003 with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy – also known as BSE or mad cow disease – resulted in the Americans slamming the border shut. That created a backlog of animals at the slaughtering plants and plunging prices for live cattle. Tom Statham, who belongs to a third-generation family business at Wilmer, says his 160 head has dropped to 30 and he doesn’t know how much longer he can hang on. “I’ll be looking for a job pretty soon if things don’t get better,” he says. He runs a cow-calf operation, in which cows are bred and the calves trucked to a feedlot in Alberta, where

they are fattened up before being slaughtered. In the past two years his price has fallen from $1.40 per pound for calves to 95 cents per pound. But it’s the prices for older cows that have dropped the most, down to 20 cents per pound. That’s because the Americans are now allowing some beef across the border, but only from animals younger than 30 months. BSE does not develop until the animal is older. Brian McKersie, who owns Thunder Hill Ranch at Canal Flats with his brother David, runs about 350 head. He says the ranch is taking a hit on the older animals. “A bull that used to get about $1000 is down to about $100,” he says. However, ranchers agree that it isn’t the supermarkets that are making the profits. It’s the meat packing companies. “They’ve got the reins in their hands,” says Mr. McKersie. He’s a director of the Kootenay Livestock Association, and he says


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the organization is currently doing a feasibility study to determine whether they can open their own abbatoir in the Cranbrook area. It would cost almost $1 million, but the group is hopeful that there are enough cattle for the plant to make the venture worthwhile. There are about 4,000 head in the Columbia Valley. Franz Feldmann, who arrived from Switzerland in 1960 and ranches with his son Frank southwest of Radium, runs 340 head in the winter and 620 in the summer. He says the packing plants are making enormous profits at the expense of the consumer. “If the prices fell, maybe people would buy more beef and eat more beef,” he says. Two local supermarkets agree that they’re not making more profits from the lower prices at the farm level.

“I’ve had people come in here and give me a hard time, then apologize when they find out it’s the packers who are getting rich,” says Jim Collins, meat manager at IGA. “We’re paying the same for beef if not more.” Sydney-Anne Porter, owner of AG Foods, says there hasn’t been any decrease in beef prices in the past two years, although she says it’s a bonus to consumers that there hasn’t been any increase, either. Meanwhile, the rancher’s costs keep rising for fuel, fertilizer, machinery and feed. Mr. McKersie says BSE is a health concern, but it has been given too much emphasis. “When you look at the statistics, you’re more likely to get hurt driving your car to the store to pick up your beef than you are from eating it.”



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Crying in hockey By Bob Ede Do you miss NHL hockey? Do you miss following the games on TV, or reading the statistics in the paper? Were you hoping the Calgary Flames would have picked up where they left off at the end of last season? Every Saturday night my son and I would watch at least one game of the Hockey Night in Canada double header. My son even kept a magnetic board with the team standings in his room which he updated each weekend. Due to the NHL lockout I miss hockey, but I thought I would miss it more than I do. My son, who is nine years old, asked me, with innocent naivete, why the players don’t get together and play for free. In his eyes, he can’t imagine not playing hockey. Nothing can keep him from the game. If he is sick, his mother practically has to tie him down, and still he protests that he is well enough to go to practice. It may not sound like fun to wake up at six in the morning, go to a freezing arena, put on cold, damp, stinking hockey equipment in a room that could double as a holding cell. It may sound even more like punishment to take a speeding puck off your ankle or have a stick loosen your teeth. But there is nothing like the feeling of gliding around the rink, while all sound stops, except for the hiss of the ice under your blades and the puck clicking on your stick as you skate towards the goal. Young or old, once you’ve done it, you are hooked forever. Nowhere will you see the love of hockey more than when boys and girls play at the arena or on a shovelled rink. Kids will play all day if they are allowed. They will play on the lake for The Stanley Cup, in the seventh game, overtime, while the sun goes down behind Mt. Nelson and it starts to get too dark to see the puck. In a telling segment of the humorous movie, A League of Their Own, the crusty coach, played by Tom Hanks exclaimed: “There’s no crying in baseball!” In hockey, however, there is crying. There are skates that are too tight, frozen feet, bone-rattling body checks and seesawing emotion. As Canadians, we are the best in the world at hockey because of the emotion we bring to the game. If you watch the Olympics or the World Cup you will notice other countries may skate faster, shoot more accurately but, it’s our passion for hockey that makes all the difference. The NHL lockout has nothing to do with hockey. It has to do with lawyers, businessmen, greed and people that keep score with money. The love of the game, that the kids understand, is nowhere to be found in the dispute, nor can it be understood by NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman or NHLPA Director, Bob Goodenow. Hockey is the greatest game in the world at any level. If you watch hockey only occasionally or know very little of the game, don’t hold what you read in the newspapers or see on the news against it. Better yet, head on down to the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena and watch a minor hockey or Rockies game. I guarantee, you will be entertained and you will see plenty of happy kids with smiles that only come from the love of the game.


December 3, 2004


Cattle show, Invermere Livery on 13th Street, circa 1920

Historical photo from the Ede Collection

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: When I think of all the terrible things that are going on in our troubled world (Iraq, Ukraine, Africa, etc.) I give thanks that we live in perhaps the best part of the best country in the world. Or as an old friend says, “. . . in the best of times . . . the best of places,” and we don’t need volumes of taxpayer-funded adverts to tell us so! But I have noticed an increasing tendency by our provincial government to disregard the will of the citizens who elected them, particularly out here in the “Heartland.” For example, the feds recently rejected the lifting of a moratorium on gas and oil exploration off the B.C. coast because 75 percent of respondents opposed it. And the Columbia Basin Trust decided not to sell its power generating assets to B.C. Hydro becasue 90 percent of respondents opposed it. So how come our provincial government is inacpable of showing the same degree of accountability regarding the proposed Jumbo Glacier Mega-Resort and Real Estate project in the Purcell Mountains backcountry, when over 90 percent of a much larger number of respondents said NO? One can only conclude that the provincial government either doesn’t care what we think or doesn’t understand why we oppose it; or even worse, has jumped into bed with the promoters for some imagined short-term gain. Bob Campsall, Invermere

Dear Editor: On several occasions the newly-elected NDP candidate in the next provincial election has personally attacked me in the newspapers in this riding. I am surprised and disappointed by his actions. At the Marysville Fair in late September we had a conversation in which I thought we agreed on the importance of debating the issues in the campaign. I am writing to assure you and your readers that despite my opponent’s decision to mount personal attacks on me, I will not reciprocate. I believe the voters of this riding will be far better served by a thorough comparison of the records of the previous NDP governments and the present BC Liberal government, and of the plans the two parties have proposed for BC over the next few years. It is my intention to ensure that voters have ample, accurate information on which to base their decision on May 17, 2005. I invite residents to check my website or to contact me if they have questions about our record, our plans, or the validity of the assertions of our opponents. Constituents may contact me at: (250) 342-2700; Fax: (250) 342-2707; Toll Free: 1866-870-4188. E-mail: Website: Sincerely, Wendy McMahon, MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke

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December 3, 2004

NEWS BRIEFS Pinto rider wins prize

RCMP looking for volunteers

Two volunteers are needed to serve as auxiliary constables for the local RCMP detachment. Constable Derrick Francis says the detachment already has three people lined up, and needs another two to make up a full complement of five auxiliaries. The provincial RCMP organization allows one auxiliary per two regular members, and this detachment has 10 members. To be eligible, volunteers must be 19 or older, Canadian citizen with a driver’s licence and without a criminal record. They must commit to a minimum of 160 hours annually of volunteer time. The auxiliairies will be sworn in as Peace Officers in the province of B.C. and will work under the direct supervision of a regular RCMP officer. They wear a similar uniform, but do not carry firearms. They will receive training in self-defence. Their purpose is to provide the RCMP with local knowledge and to perform community activities such as marching in parades and making school visits. There have been auxiliary officers here in the past, and the RCMP would like to revive the program.

Kerry Cunliffe of Invermere was thrilled to receive the all-round “high-points” award recently from the Alberta Pinto Horse Club. The award is given to the rider who achieves the most points during the season. Kerry rides her four-year-old black-and-white pinto Bar J Picasso at shows in Alberta. She accumulated points for Western, Egnlish and trail riding. Kerry’s husband Blaine Cunliffe, wh owns OnLine Automotive in Athalmer, babysits Tyler, 4, and Cassie, 3, while their mother is riding. But recently Tyler got his first red ribbon so it looks like he’ll be following in Mom’s bootsteps.

Silent auction deadline near A collector’s book called Stories of the Wild West, published in 1893, is just one of 35 items donated to the Invermere Public Library’s fundraising silent auction. Other items include a gift-wrapped box of 37 used paperbacks, toys, rounds of golf, a vase by Alice Hale and a painting by Bob Pearce. To make sure you are the successful bidder, come to the library before noon December 11. That’s when the bidding stops.

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December 3, 2004


TEENS SPEAK What do you think of the NHL strike?

“It sucks because there is no hockey to watch.” Andrew Dalke DTSS

“I wish it was over and I think the players are greedy.” Brett McDonald DTSS

Silver Strings selling coffee The Silver Strings ukulele group at J. A. Laird has just begun a huge fundraiser for the year, selling Kicking Horse Coffee products. This campaign started November 25 and will take place over the course of two weeks. The Silver Strings are offering a variety of teas and coffees. These products make great Christmas gifts and can be purchased from any Silver Strings member. This is a great way to get the tea and coffee you love at a low price while supporting your favorite ukulele group!


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“It doesnʼt affect me because I still get to play hockey. When I make the NHL, then it could affect me.” Michael Macala DTSS

Dwayne Zahara: making a difference ally appreciated and they should know how great they are. It would be impossible to name all of the people at David Thompson who are having an impact on others every day but there is one person who definitely deserves recognition: Dwayne Zahara. Mr. Zahara is a science teacher at DTSS and has been teaching there for the past two years. Every day he greets his students with a smile and has rarely been By Kelsie Ede spotted with a frown on his face. At David Thompson Second- While walking down the hallway, ary School, there are many stu- he never fails to strike up converdents and teachers who always sation with fellow faculty and stumake the school a great place. By dents to find out what’s going on lending a helping hand or just around the school and the comsaying “hi,” these people make an munity. He is always concerned impact on others around them. about what’s going on and is very There is never enough said about involved in the community. how much these people are reTo name a few, he is involved

in the Christian hockey league, he is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and he teaches Grade 8 Catechism at the church he attends. Also, he helped organize a Leadership Conference last year along with other great teachers, Brian Stade and Werner Kopp. While being such a busy guy Mr. Zahara still makes time for helping students and being a great father and a husband. He’s always helping out others and is there whenever a student or teacher needs him. He brightens many people’s days and puts smiles on the faces around him. Mr. Zahara has a positive impact on many people around him and the community in which he lives. It great to know that he is one of the people that make David Thompson the place it is today.

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December 3, 2004

Groceries cheaper here, survey finds

By Liz Lane and Brian McLaughlin How many times have you heard people say: “The food prices in this town are through the roof.” Or: “I shop out of town because I want to have a greater choice.” We have heard it a lot and wondered how true it may be. So when we went to the Okanagan for a vacation, we decided to do a grocery survey. Being on holidays, neither of us wanted to think about our house cleaning business, so we looked only at food items. We picked 43 products: some were specific brands (Classico pasta sauce) and others were noname items (generic frozen orange juice). The list included bakery, dairy, canned goods, fresh produce, meat, fish and sandwich products. To get some sense of variety, we added a few things like free run eggs and tuna in broth (not water), and took note if organic products were available. We did not include club prices or economy packs as these would vary in size from store to store. With the exception of Cranbrook, we did not go into Superstores or Costco but rather we just went into large and readily accessible supermarkets in the community. We conducted our survey in Revelstoke, Nakusp, Penticton, Kelowna, Oliver, Nelson, Cranbrook, Golden and Invermere. We surveyed both supermarkets in Golden and Invermere, but for this article only the IGA in Invermere and the Overwaitea in Golden were used for comparative purposes. Not all items were available in all stores so that out of the 42 products on our list, only 33 could be compared between stores. Everything on our list was in our IGA, and at Overwaitea in Golden. The Superstore in Cranbrook had everything except skinFENDER • GIBSON • BEHRINGER • PEAVEY


less-boneless-chicken-breasts, and Capicolli ham. Though all supermarkets had organic foods, some had relatively small amounts. One of the stores did not have a deli-department, so sandwich meats were available only in prepackaged containers. The price comparison portion of our survey suggested to us that there is very little difference between our supermarkets in Invermere and Golden, compared to regular supermarkets in any of the other B.C. communities that we visited. As a matter of fact, the Invermere IGA actually had the second lowest prices of the non-superstores, only being beaten out by 3 cents in Oliver, while Golden’s Overwaitea was 40 cents more than the average. So to us, that often-heard remark that we may be paying higher prices locally because the owners want to capitalize on the passing vacationers/tourists just doesn’t hold water. The cost of our 33 comparable items ranged from $92.76 in Oliver to a high of $103.21 in Penticton. The average for the supermarkets excluding Superstore, was $97.33. The same basket of goods at IGA was less than the overall average - $92.79.

“The cost of eating in our town is really not any more expensive than in many other small towns in B.C.” - Brian McLaughlin and Liz Lane Not surprisingly, it is the big box Superstore in Cranbrook that has the lowest prices. Out of the 43 items in our food basket, we were able to match up 39 items from IGA to the Superstore. The result was that the Superstore was 26% cheaper than the IGA for our food basket ($117.39 compared to $148.22). However, if you look at the difference in prices between IGA and Superstore for our basket, it comes to $30.83. When you spend $30 on gas to drive back and forth to Cranbrook - plus an additional three hours of your time - you’re actually better off to shop at home. So what does all this mean to us? It tells us that the cost of eating in our town is really not any more expensive than in many other small towns in B.C. It tells us that our grocery stores are well-stocked, and include some items that you can’t find elsewhere. It also tells us that living in a smaller community will most likely cost us about 25% more to eat than if we lived in a city with a big box store, but

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not worth the extra money to travel there. We also kept track of our gas prices, and we found a very similar thing. In all the places we visited, gas prices ranged from 90.5 to 91.5 cents/litre compared to our 91.9 cents/litre registered in Invermere and Golden. The exception was Cranbrook where gas was around 84.9 cents/litre. The question that this raised is whether the Superstore in Cranbrook, with its sheer size, is doing something to gas prices to try to corner a bigger share of both the gas and food market in the area? As a rule, we shop locally. It is our local businesses that provide gifts to support raffles for minor hockey, health facilities, service clubs, and the like. It is the owners and their employees who walk into our stores and restaurants to meet their needs. We see the food price difference as simply the added cost to live in a small town like Invermere instead of in a place like Cranbrook with its big box stores. If you want to talk to Brian about our survey, drop by the Council Chambers in Invermere any Monday from 4 till 6:30.

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The Upper Columbia Pioneer • 11

December 3, 2004

Foundation makes every dollar count By Pioneer Staff

Madonna Young (left) and Helen Kipp (right) accept cheques from Seona Helmer (center).

Panorama offering free pass to local kids

The Columbia Valley Gymnastics Association will buy some new equipment this year, thanks to the Columbia Valley Community Foundation. “When the kids heard the news, they were yelling and cheering,” said gymnastics president Madonna Young. With 250 children, the group is now the second largest in B.C. on a per capita basis, she said. Needed is more equipment and a bigger space for training. The group currently trains in an industrial building in Athalmer. “Our room is so small the kids have to nail their landings or they would go straight into the wall,” laughs Ms. Young. “It’s great training for the Olympics.” The grant of $2,788 will be

Local kids in Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 will ski for free at Panorama Mountain Village for three days. Panorama Mountain Village will again this season offer their Discover Skiing and Snowboarding Snow Card for all students in those grades in Panorama’s local school district No. 6. The card provides three free days of skiing and snowboarding. Registration will occur for the program at Windermere Elementary on December 9th from 2:30 - 4 p.m., and J.A. Laird on De-

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used to purchase several pieces of equipment such as a trapezoid, foam steps and a beam expander. The group was one of seven organizations to receive funds from the three-year-old Community Foundation, whose mandate is to fund a wide scope of projects to benefit a large cross-section of the community. With about $400,000 from donations and memoriams, the foundation doesn’t touch the principal but gives away the annual interest, said Bruce McLaughlin. Pynelogs Cultural Centre received a grant of $2,000 to purchase a new dishwasher. Columbia Valley Arts Council past-president Helen Kipp said the money will be put to good use, since the old dishwasher was limping along and some big events are planned for the

cember 16th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. “We wanted to significantly enhance the accessibility of skiing and snowboarding for the kids in our resort community,’ says Ken Wilder, Panorama’s sales director. “Panorama is in these kids’ backyard, and we want to ensure they get the opportunity to come up and experience the sport.” The Snow Cards will give kids three free days of skiing or snowboarding and other discounts including savings of $15 off each subsequent lift ticket purchased

renovated cultural centre when it opens next spring. The Columbia Valley Foundation targets very specific items, said Seona Helmer, chairman of the grants committee. She offered to help groups who are preparing their grant applications to ensure greater success. Other grants awarded were: * Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, materials for community library in Canal Flats * Windermere District Historical Society, artifact storage room * Invermere Public Library, preschool story time * Windermere Valley Literacy, literacy program for children * Village of Canal Flats, planning study for historical sites and natural areas.

at Panorama once the free days have been used. Questions can be directed to Jessica Fairhart, Panorama’s Communications Coordinator at 341-3035 or by email at

In Store Specials! Stollen Plain $6.65 Stollen Almond Filled $7.49 Fruit Cake $3.96

Super Sunday Open 11 am - 4 pm Gingerbread Workshops - all sold out!

Storewide SUPER SUNDAY December 5th

We pay the taxes on all regular priced items

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Bring the scents of the season into your home. Ceramic Diffuser with tea lights and bottle of lavender. regular price 7.00 $






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December 3, 2004



Old Zone

The lack of class and respect for fellow humans displayed in professional sports recently is appalling. Baseball players throwing chairs at fans, basketball players fighting with fans, and hockey players thinking only of dollars, leaves the average sports fan discouraged, disinterested and disgusted. We have a remedy for this. Every Wednesday night, fans can watch our games at no cost or fear of harassment. Unfortunately, we do not sell hot dogs, nachos or draft beer at outrageous prices like the pros do, but you can bring your own munchies, coffee or soft drinks if you wish. Over the span of five hours you can watch 112 different styles of play. Some are speedy, some are sneaky, some are pesky, some are shaky, and all are there for the same reason: the love of the game! You will witness some great team passing, end-to-end rushes, fantastic saves, sloppy defensive play, goals scored from center ice, occasional penalties, wicked wrist shots, whiffs, and the odd accidental body check.

The traditional handshake by all the players after the game is something that possibly should be considered by the pro sports leagues. Learning to play as a team, dressing room camaraderie, and making sure everyone gets to touch the puck in every game are the goals of our league. Stardom is only a figment of our imaginations, and we all know we are normal people who can keep our egos in check and not embarrass ourselves by foolish and childish antics on the ice, unlike some who call themselves “professionals”. Games start at 6:45. Bring your whole family. We would love to see you in the stands! Nov 24th results. Raven tied Fillatre, Mason over Jansen, Bourcier over Dearin and Julien over White. Schedule for Dec. 8th 6:45 pm D - A 8:00 pm F - B 9:15 pm G - H 10:45pm C - E Raven over Canal Flats Allstars, Jansen travels to Canal Flats Dec. 6th.

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Toby Creek Adventures Ltd. of Panorama, B.C. made application to the Land and Water British Columbia (LWBC), Kootenay Region, to amend their existing license of occupation for the purpose of snowmobiling, ATV and 2 intensive use sites situated on Provincial Crown land in the vicinity of an area known locally as Paradise and areas within Francis and Toby Creeks. • The applicant has applied to amend their existing License of Occupation to include additional snowmobiling and ATV areas along with 2 intensive use sites. • Proposed amended area is 205 hectacres more or less and 1.8 kms of trail more or less. • The applicant will NOT have exclusive rights to the area, and will not affect the access of other users. • Proposed term: 10 years • A copy of the full applicant package is available for review at the Government Agent office in Invermere or the LWBC office in Cranbrook. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 4403358. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Client Service Coordinator at LWBC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: Comments will be received by LWBC until January 4, 2005. LWBC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website (www. for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at Land and Water British Columbia regional office.

Action at the Arena Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Calendar:

All times and events subject to change or cancellation. General Public Skating (All Ages) Adult Public Skating Parents and Tots Shinny, Full Gear Minor Hockey Practices Figure Skating Adult Fun Hockey League Oldtimers, 35 and up Senior Men, 55 and up Junior B Practices Recreational Ladies’ Hockey Competitive Ladies’ Hockey Prac. ON THE WEEKEND: Friday, December 3: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4: 8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 5: 8:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 12:00 Noon 2:15 p.m.

$2 Sundays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. $2 Fridays, 11 a.m. to Noon Free Fridays, 2:15-3 p.m. $2 Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Weekdays Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Sunday Evenings Wednesday Evenings Tuesday and Friday Mornings Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays Sunday Afternoons Thursday Nights Rockies vs. Princeton Novice House League Bantams vs. Golden Rockies vs. Creston Atoms House League Pee Wees vs. Creston Bantam Game Bantam Game

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December 3, 2004

CBC sportscaster Brian Williams comes to town By Elinor Florence since he covered the World Cup at Panorama some Pioneer Staff 20 years ago. Brian Williams said Tuesday he got goosebumps “I have so many fond memories of this place,” when he drove through Sinclair Canyon. he said. The veteran CBC sportscaster spent part of his Mr. Williams, who travels constantly with his childhood in Invermere but he hasn’t been back job, is covering the World Cup Ski Races in Lake

Eileen Tegart of Invermere enjoyed a little visit with her former neighbor Brian Williams this week.

Louise this week. He took Tuesday off work to visit two nephews who still live here - Travis and Galen Williams. The Williams clan got together with their uncle for lunch in the Invermere Inn. Mr. Williams also visited the woman who lived next door to him in Invermere, Eileen Tegart. And after lunch he was planning to visit another old friend, Lucy Weir. Mr. Williams lived here from Grades 1 to 5. His father Ken, who now lives in Victoria, was the doctor when Pynelogs was still a hospital. “My father’s still in good health at the age of 89,” he said. “He’s had two hip replacements but he still walks every day.” His mother Joy Williams, who was the town’s very first female councillor, died in 1992. “My mother and I used to come downtown shopping every Saturday morning and then have lunch at the Invermere Inn,” Brian recalled. And he has one other legacy of his time in the valley - his love for Johnny Cash. “I only listen to two kinds of music,” he says, “Mozart and Johnny Cash. And every time I listen to Johnny Cash I think of Invermere.”

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Family Resource Centre

“Nobodyʼs Perfect” Facilitator Duties: Facilitate an educational parenting program for a specific target group of parents as specified in the agencyʼs contract with the East Kootenay Community Health Services Society and in accordance with the program facilitatorʼs manual. The program is designed to provide the target group with access to accurate, up-to-date information on their childrenʼs health, safety, development and behaviour. It also aims to encourage the target group to have confidence in their own ability to be good parents. Application process and deadline: Submit a resume and cover letter to: Pat Cope Executive Director Family Resource Centre Box 2289, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 by 4:00 pm, December 13, 2004

Phone: 341-6299 Fax: 341-6229 Email:

RESTAURANT FOR LEASE The Best Western Invermere Inn is looking for a qualified operator to lease the Food Service component of our operation.

Greenery Restaurant • Copper City Food Service Room Service • Catering • Pizza Take Out Contact Todd Mitchell 341-1127 or 342-9246

CLASSIFIEDS Phone: 341-6299 Fax: 341-6229 Email: Classified Deadline: Mondays 4:00 pm

All classified ads must be prepaid by cash or cheque unless client has an existing account. Rates: First Week: $ 6.50 for 15 words (15¢ for each additional word) Additional Weeks: $ 4.50 for 15 words (15¢ for each additional word) All prices subject to GST.

Please read your ad over carefully the first day it comes out to ensure the information is correct. If you should find an error in your ad please let us know immediately by calling 341-6299. The Upper Columbia Pioneer is not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. The newspapers’ responsibility, if any, for errors of any kind is limited to the amount paid for that advertisement. We reserve the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any advertisement not meeting our advertising standards.

PUBLIC SERVICES 24-HOUR WOMEN’S SAFE HOME. 1-800-200-3003 or call the Family Resource Centre, 3424204, Mon-Thu. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. If alcohol is causing problems in your life, call 342-2424 for info. All meetings at 8 p.m.: Monday - Invermere Group, Invermere Health Unit, 1100-10th Street, Invermere; Wednesday Windermere Group, Valley Christian Assembly Church; Friday - Radium Group, Radium Catholic Church; Saturday - Invermere First Step, Invermere Health Unit, 1100-10th Street, Invermere; Sunday - Columbia Lake Band Hall, off Highway 93/95 south of Windermere; Sunday 7:30 p.m. Brisco Group , Brisco Town Hall. All meetings are open. ALCOHOLISM SHATTERS LIVES. To help the alcoholic, you have to help yourself first. Al Anon meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Catholic Church, 1210-9th Street, Invermere. For info call Carol, 347-9841.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. Meet Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. Invermere Health Unit, 1100-10th Street, staff entrance. IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS to B.C. and Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation: drop off at The Pioneer, No. 8, 1008-8th Avenue, Invermere or mail to Box 868, Invermere. Call Pat Lien, 342-3078. IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS to Alzheimer Society of B.C.: mail to East Kootenay Alzheimer Society, Box 1094, Fernie, V0B 1M0. For info call 1-800-667-3742 or Melissa Agnew, 342-6591. IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS to the Canadian Cancer Society: drop off at The Pioneer, No. 8, 1008-8th Avenue, Invermere or mail to Box 868, Invermere. For info call Myrna Verwey, 3426666. IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS to the Family Resource Center: drop off at The Pioneer, No. 8, 1008-8th Avenue, Invermere or mail to Box 868, Invermere. For info call Pat Cope, 342-4204, Mon-Thu.

BIRTHS MADISON LOUISE ROE: Born to Jason and Tanya Roe of Invermere on October 20, 2004, a baby girl, 7 lb. 5 ounces. Proud grandparents are Albert and Carol Robideau of Edgewater, Debbie Roe of Windermere, Keith and Joan Roe of Moosomin, Sask. Greatgrandparents are Fern and George Oglestone of Invermere, Iris Roe of Moosomin, Sask. and Marge Metz of Fairlight, Sask.

FOR SALE New, never been used, “Surefit” slipcover for a full-sized couch. Tailored corners, taupe-coloured, $100 firm. Call Sandra 3426508.

Inglis Propane Dryer, new, $300, 342-9792. Sears radial arm saw. Includes 8 foot table, $200. Call 342-3172. Satellite dish 13” including analog receiver and cables. You remove it and it is yours FREE (located in Invermere). Call 342-3172. DAVE’S HOT PEPPER JELLY: For sale at the Christmas Craft Fair, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 Genuine Ovation Guitar. Built-in equalizer and pickup. Excellent condition, beautiful guitar with case, $900. Call 342-0644. 1997 670 Summit Skidoo with cover, 6648 km, hand/thumb warmers, 2” track, performance pipe. $3500 O.B.O. Call (250) 342-6094.

VEHICLES FOR SALE 1997 Ford Escort, white, excellent condition, 145,000 km, extra tires, automatic, $7000 OBO, 342-9636. 1998 Chev Cavalier Z24, black, 124,000 km, new tires, loaded with sunroof. In need of a great new owner, $7500 OBO, 3428933. 2003 GMC 2500, 6-litre, 4x4, auto, crew cab, full load with a transmission brake, on-star, leather interior, 342-5091.

1956 Packard Clipper. Includes shop manual. Decent running condition. $5000 O.B.O. (250) 342-3470 Leave message.

HELP WANTED Journeyman electrician preferably with experience in service work and/or 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Call 342-9918 or 342-3838 evenings.

HOUSE FOR RENT House located in Radium, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, garage and elevator, $1500/month plus utilities, 3425118

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Working from home? Going crazy? Office to share in downtwon Fraters Landing. Great atmosphere, close and affordable, $150 per month (includes utilities). Call Cassy at 342-1717.


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1997 Ford Escort, white excellent condition, 145,000 km, extra tires, automatic, $7000 OBO, 342-9636.

Caring, qualified teacher, will tutor your K-12 child in your home. Call 342-5377 before 9:00 pm.

1996 Ford Contour LX, 5-speed standard, 2.5 engine, power windows and door locks, 94,980 km, $7000, 342-9792.


1992 Ford half-ton, 2WD, new engine, good condition, box liner, $4,000 OBO, 342-0444.

RETIRED RCMP OFFICERS living in the Columbia Valley please call the local RCMP Detachment at 342-9292 for information about a special event.

December 3, 2004


The most precious gift By Rev. Jared Enns, Assistant Pastor, Lake Windermere Alliance Church In a world where the gifts you can give are limited only by the depth of your wallet or the limit on your credit card . . . In this land of dreamers where there is always a new contraption or gizmo for the person who has everything . . . In the day-to-day events of life where our attention is required in a hundred different directions and every form of media advertising vies for it. . . There is a commodity of such value that you can’t find it on a store shelf and money can’t buy it. Everybody wants more of it. Your spouse wants it, your children want it, and your boss wants it, even though they already have all that they need. It is something that you can’t bank, hoard, store or put away for a rainy day, but it can be wasted, discarded, carelessly used. As a gift it is priceless and the giver benefits as much as the one given. The opportunity to give it comes and goes much like the passing wind, and a moment passed has no second chances. You have at your disposal each and every day thousands of little gifts to give. Let no one say that you are poor, for you are indeed rich, and in this way all of mankind is created equal. “Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days

of our lives”. . . and the hours . . . and the minutes . . . sometimes even the seconds . . . As you enter this Christmas season and you are thinking of what gifts to get, why not forego the temporal, the “useful” item that will soon be forgotten or end up in next year’s garage sale pile, and give the gift that creates lasting impressions and memories . . . Time . . . Your Time . . . The time we have on this earth is a gift from God and we need to be wise in our use of it. How we use our time is dictated by the priorities that we set out for ourselves, yet we don’t often realize what our priorities really are until they are challenged. I would like to challenge you this Christmas to take a look at how you are spending your time. What eats up your day, and is it really worth the time that you are putting into it? Choose this Christmas to spend your time on things that matter. Take the time, because it is already yours, and share a moment with your kids, your wife, your husband, your friend, your neighbor, or maybe even a total stranger in passing. Your children will remember the time you spend with them far longer than the gift you gave them, no matter how expensive or how much they whined and pined for it. Your spouse will remember how much you value your relationship because you were willing to forego your busy schedule. Friends and neighbors will remember you for your interaction with them, and putting a cheerful smile on your face may impact more people during your day than anything else you set out to do. Make the most of every moment in your day, and let this Christmas be one where the best gifts that you give touch people’s hearts because you have given of yourself.

Community candlelight service planned The community is once again invited to what has become an annual tradition - the fourth Christmas memorial candlelighting service. The holidays are a time to celebrate, but they may also bring sadness as we remember those who are no longer with us. To honour those special memories, the public is invited to a community candlelighting service at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12. People of all ages and all beliefs are welcome. This is a service for anyone who wants to remember a loved one at Christmas, whether the person died recently or many years ago. It is open to members of all valley churches and to people who don’t attend church regularly.


Students require practicum clients 1.25 to 1.5 hrs. session $50 For information or appointment call 342-7010



Invermere Public Library

SILENT AUCTION Deadline for bids December 11th, 2004 at noon

Gift Certificates Available Books

After a very beautiful and moving service of music and readings, the lights are lowered and the names of the departed loved ones are read aloud while family members or friends approach the altar and light their memorial candles. Candles are provided, but you may wish to bring your own candle to take home again. Please call the church office at 342-6644 and leave a message if you plan to attend. If unable to attend, you may call to request that a candle be lit in your loved one’s memory. Last year about 80 people attended. Coffee will be served after the service.


All proceeds go to the Invermere Public Library

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Sunday, December 5th Join us for this Advent - “The Christmas Touch.” 10:30 am Worship and Life Instruction. “Honour the Overlooked.” Pastor Jared ministering. Sunday School for ages 3 to Grade 7 during the Morning Service Senior Pastor Rev. Dieter Magnus • Associate Pastor Rev. Jared Enns 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 342-9535

WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY Christ Church Trinity 10:15 am Every Sunday All Saints, Edgewater 8:30 am 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays Rev. Michael Rice 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 342-6644


Sunday, 10:00 am Celebration Service Childrens’ church during the message part of the service. Children 4 - 12 years. Sunday, 7:00 pm Prayer Meeting Senior Pastor Rev. John Cuyler Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 342-9511

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Canadian Martyrs Church, Invermere Saturday, 7:00 pm Mass Sunday, 9:00 am Mass

St. Joseph’s Church, Radium Sunday, 11:00 am Mass

St. Anthony’s Church, Canal Flats

Sunday, 4:00 pm Mass Father Jose Joaquin 1210 - 9th Street, Invermere • 342-6167


Regular weekly worship services every Sunday at 1:30 pm Senior Pastor Rev. Bryan K. Schindel Associate Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman at Christ Church Trinity, 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere • 1-866-426-7564


Every Sunday 10:00 am Sunday, December 5th Shared Commitment, Prov. 20:6. 2 Timothy 1:9 Sunday, December 12th Making Right Choices, Psalm 84, Psalm 92 Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater PYS_Ad 12/1/04 1 Radium 9:01 Seniors’AMHallPage • 342-6633

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Invermere Office: 250-342-6505

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This beautiful home has room for family & friends and with a solid tenant in the main level walk out suite, is also a great revenue producer. Enjoy 4 BR and 4 BTH upstairs with lots of privacy for all. Right near Greywolf Golf Course and close to village amenities. A beauty.MLS#107286 $550,000.00 +gst

Own 5.59 acres with access to the private beach and boat launch! Find lots of privacy and views in all directions that are simply stunning. Gated access for extra security, with water hook-up to TR III. Make your home or recreation retreat in one of the most desirable areas of the valley. MLS#106974 $260,000.00

Just a stroll to shops and services, yet in a quiet location, this Fairmont home has plenty to offer! This spacious home is the ideal recreational or revenue property with tons of deck space and a lower level suite. Enjoy 3 bedrooms on the upper level, a low maintenance yard & beautiful mountain views! MLS# Exclusive $259,000.00

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Situated on a quiet location in Radium Hot Springs, this home offers a large private deck w/ lots of green space and a shed. Enjoy 5 bedrooms (master w/ensuite) and 2.5 baths, double car garage, paved driveway and large open kitchen with dining area and formal dining area in the living room. A must see! MLS#103772 $259,000.00

Spread out on a little less than 2 acres in the community of Edgewater. Open area with lots of sun. Nice level building lot with water to the property and power close by. Just a short drive to the hot pools and amenities of Radium. Build your home to view the Rockies or Steamboat Mountain. MLS#103696 $89,000.00

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1957 Greywolf Drive. Dreaming of skiing, golf, swimming or hiking? Panorama has it all and this spacious chalet will be your recreation and activity center. This must see property has beautiful pine and fir finishing, huge bedrooms and a 2 bedroom suite to help pay for your fun! Donʼt delay call today! MLS# 98425 $675,000.00

One bedroom facing Toby Creek. Imagine waking to the sound of a creek outside your window. Enjoy the beautiful view from this, fully furnished unit. Revenue potential and easy access to the gondola, chair lift, hot tub and pools. Priced to sell, New Vision Assessment is paid in full. MLS #106552 $127,000.00 +gst

Unit 8-2025 Greywolf Drive. If you missed out on the last Aurora town home, here is your second chance!! Ski in, ski out, upgraded bathroom, and a beautiful view. This two bedroom condo is like new, and just a twenty minute drive from Invermere. Donʼt miss out on this one. MLS# 106140 $399,000.00 +gst

Love to golf? Then spend your days in Riverside. This .18 acre lot is fully serviced and offers mountain views from every corner. Enjoy a Charter Golf Membership, a $15,000 value. This lot is priced to sell, so call quickly if Fairmont Riverside is your desire! MLS# 106794 $79,000.00 +gst

A Price on Priceless

Unmatched quality, unparalleled views and a Columbia Lake address that is second to none. This striking log home offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury with slate tile, maple floors, hickory cabinets and more. Guests have plenty of space in the fully finished walk-out level, or can enjoy a private suite above the double garage. Walk to the waterfront, enjoy the sounds of the private pond or just sit and relax on the oversized lake view deck. Too many extras to list-a must see!

$899,000 MLS#105391

$849,000 MLS#102488 Serenity on Columbia Lake This beautiful waterfront property in prestigious Eagleʼs Nest Estates offers a quiet location with an immaculate home. The property is beautifully landscaped with rock retaining walls, perennial beds in full bloom, mature trees and shrubs and a walking path to the waterfront. The home is perfectly situated to maximize privacy and comfort. Cedar accents the vaulted ceilings on the main level, large open kitchen and dining areas, fully finished basement with family room that walks out to the rear yard.


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