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Vol. 1/Issue 7
October 28, 2004
Serving The Upper Columbia Valley including Golden, Brisco, Radium, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont and Canal Flats
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2 • The Upper Columbia Pioneer
October 28, 2004
The man who shops local Everything I need is right here, says Jerry Kohorst By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staﬀ If more people felt like Jerry Kohorst, Walmart would be in big trouble. Unless he can buy it in the valley, he does without. “I probably go outside for about one percent of the things I buy,” he said. “I think it’s important to support one another, that’s why I shop here.” It’s a lifelong tradition for the Invermere man, who was born here in 1958 to Jean and Charlie Kohorst, attended the local high school and started work at the BPB (Westroc) gypsum mine at the age of 18. He even married a local girl, Helen Allan. Together they had two more local girls, 20-year-old Holly and 15-year-old Emily. Jerry buys his vehicles at Lake Auto and his appliances at Selkirk. To be fair, he divides his grocery money evenly between AG Foods and IGA, and he splits his business between Ace Hardware and Home Hardware. He admits men’s clothing is harder to ﬁnd here, but he has bought clothes at Stober’s and Sears. He buys his shoes at Penner’s. For those who think it’s cheaper to go elsewhere, Jerry disagrees. “Groceries would have to cost a lot less somewhere else before I could justify the wear and tear on the vehicle and the cost of gas, not to mention my time,” he says. And then there’s the servicing. “You buy a Chev and you’re stuck going to Cranbrook to get it ﬁxed,” he says. The Kohorst family drives Fords from Lake Auto, the only car dealer in town. As for PST? “There’s no point in beating up the local merchants for something they can’t help,” he says. If there’s something he really can’t ﬁnd, Jerry is willing to wait – sometimes for years. “I looked everywhere for a front door and after three years I was almost ready to give up, but one ﬁnally turned up at a garage sale,” he says. “Helen was getting pretty tired of the temporary door.” When he wanted a new workshop, Jerry watched and waited until he located an old log cabin for sale at Whiteswan. He bought it, tore it apart, numbered the logs and reconstructed it in his back yard. His next project is to build an old-fashioned, hip-roofed barn entirely out of salvaged materials he is gradually stockpiling on his acreage oﬀ Westside Road. He takes his philosophy to work, too. Now the mine supervisor at Westroc, whatever can be purchased here is bought locally – trucks, parts and tires. “Some of the really industrial stuﬀ comes from Golden or Cranbrook,” he says. “That’s about it.” Jerry admits to couple of exceptions, but only when his Canadian patriotism takes precedence over his loyalty to the local merchants. He was forced to purchase his horse Jericho in Alberta because he had his heart set on a purebred Canadian - the only truly Canadian breed of horse in this country. And when he celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary last year, he had to visit Calgary to ﬁnd Helen a diamond ring made from a gem that was mined in Canada. The Kohorst girls learned from an early age not to expect anything they couldn’t ﬁnd in Invermere. Holly, who is now attending her third year at the University of Calgary, says her father still wants her to shop local. “Even after I moved to Calgary he wouldn’t let me buy a digital camera here,” she said in a telephone interview. “I had to come home and get it at OneHour Photo. The exact camera cost less in Invermere! “And when I wanted to get new glasses at a two-for-one special, he convinced me I didn’t need two pairs. He made me come home and buy them from Dr. Moneo.” An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Jerry has his artistic side. He is a wellknown stone carver and many of his beautiful carvings of wild animals can be found in homes around the valley and beyond. The rock, of course, is local.
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The Upper Columbia Pioneer • 3
October 28, 2004
NEWS New life for Pynelogs
The historic Pynelogs will see a complete interior and exterior renovation completed by spring, thanks in part to Cameron Berry. By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staﬀ Not long ago ago the Columbia Valley Arts Council was so short of cash it was unable to book a performing artist in winter because it couldn’t aﬀord to heat Pynelogs for just one evening. Today the arts council no longer worries about the crippling hydro bills it used to pay on the charming but drafty old building. It has raised more than $400,000 to completely gut and renovate Pynelogs: adding insulation in the walls and ceilings, replacing all the doors and windows, tearing oﬀ the rotting logs and shingles on the exterior, and upgrading the electrical system, kitchen and bathrooms. When the work is completed next spring, Pynelogs will look exactly as it did when it was ﬁnished in 1915. But the arts council isn’t prepared to stop there. It is poised to begin another round of fund-raising to pay for a proposed new $5-million performing arts centre at the west side of Pynelogs, linked together with a dramatic new entrance and lobby. Much of the arts council’s success can be attributed to fund-raiser extraordinaire Cameron Berry. He and his wife Eloise were part-time residents at “The Berry Patch” in Windermere since 1977, and full-time residents for the past seven years. Once he retired from a career in the oil and gas
business, Cam looked around for a new challenge - and it was handed to him on a platter. “When I joined the arts council board in 1997 everyone thought I must know about buildings because I was the only male, so they gave me the responsibility for Pynelogs. In fact I didn’t know anything, but I soon found out.” After a few piecemeal upgrades like reﬁnishing the original hardwood ﬂoors, the council decided it had to either make Pynelogs a paying proposition, or else tear it down. “When we brought in the appraisers we were prepared for the worst,” Mr. Berry said. Instead, they were told the building could be restored - for a whopping $400,000. Once the initial shock was over, the arts council got busy. It requested and received $231,000 from the Softwood Industry Community Economic Adjustment Initiative - in short, a federal government grant to assist forest-dependent communities. But there was a condition: the arts council had to match that sum. The government allowed the arts council to include the $73,000 which had already been raised for a new Steinway piano.With another $75,000 from the District of Invermere, a grant from Columbia Basin Trust, and several events like dinner theatres and golf tournaments, the arts council managed to come up with the cash. “The generosity of both the locals and the sea-
sonal members has been phenomenal,” Mr. Berry said, giving credit to some generous out-of-province supporters. Today the council is a driving force behind the arts in our region, sponsoring such events as the popular ﬁlm series at the Toby Theatre, and professional groups like the Symphony of the Kootenays, which performed recently at Christ Church Cathedral. But the council’s dearest wish is to see the construction of a performing arts centre, a cultural destination for area residents and tourists alike. As the council’s primary grant-writer, Mr. Berry is working about three days each week trying to raise money for the new arts centre, which he hopes to see built in 2006. Past-president Helen Kipp of Invermere, who was present at the birth of the arts council 28 years ago and has been a member ever since, gives credit for a revitalized arts council to the eﬀorts of Cam Berry and other energetic newcomers, and also to the locals who carried the arts council through the lean years. “We’ve always had a group of dedicated, loyal volunteers who put in the hours and made things happen, even when we were operating on a much smaller scale,” she said. “We’re just delighted to see what’s happening today.”
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October 28, 2004
Sold for Gold
Author Unknown Once upon a time there was a man walking down the road. His foot struck against a little bag. When it clinked, he picked it up. The little bag was full of gold, so he spent it, happy at his good fortune. And when it was gone, he walked forever after, his eyes riveted on the dust before his feet, seeking eternally for another little bag of gold. For bits of minted metal he sold the great glory of ﬂame riding across the cerulean arch of sky: he sold the Serene Goddess of the Night coursing the heavens; he sold the Swing of Peiades, bartered the circuit of the Great Bear about Polaris - all for the clink of possible gold. And he sold much more. Gone, for him, was the thrust of rounding hills against the far horizon. He heard no more in his mind’s ear the bugle call of fall; the red and yellow, scarlet and deep brown, ﬂaming against the somber greens. He saw no more the slopes of valleys where rabbits run across the snow and leap in their secret dances beneath a full moon; and if for a moment the quail startled him when they leaped in buzzing ﬂight from the hollows he trod, his eyes followed them only brieﬂy and then returned to the dust and the eternal search for another little bag of gold. He sold the silver gleam of rivers through the trees, where trout and trout and salmon lurked in the deep pools or ﬂashed across the shoals; he sold the glory of sunset across a lake and the silent mystery of mists across the sea at sunrise. He sold the rattle of the deer in a thicket and the chatter of squirrels from a tree, for one does not ﬁnd a bag of gold lying in the forest And he sold still more than this. He could not lift up his eyes across the blanket of trees drawn green and snug over the interior slopes; he no longer stood on a hilltop to look across the cattle grazing in the ﬁelds to the checkerboard pattern of croplands. His feet lost the feel of plowed earth beneath his soles and his hands forgot the touch of a paddle - for the waters and the ﬁelds are not places in which to seek gold. He sold the lift of larks from the grasses and the ﬂash of cardinals from a winter hedge and the azure glint of bluebirds in the spring, and the curving ﬂight of hawks. For his little bag of gold - and for his hope to ﬁnd another little bag of gold - he sold all these and more besides. He sold his life.
Curling on Lake Windermere, circa 1920
Historical photo from the Ede Collection
Water everywhere and not a drop to drink
This saying has been around forever and does not necessarily pertain to any particular area of the globe but can in fact aﬀect anyone who depends on a water source that may originate from beyond their borders of jurisdiction. In this beautiful valBy Julia Cundliﬀe ley in which we live, reliable water sources may be very marginal in many areas both south and north of Golden and excellent and dependable in other areas which often are relatively close to one another. Many in the past have depended on shallow dug wells but as more land is being subdivided into smaller pieces a resulting problem is that too many are drawing water from the same ground water source , everyone ends up with a limited capacity and ﬁnally some wells with no capacity during the winter months. The same problem exists with natural springs or creeks that have been running for many years. Water licenses are one way of protecting the number of people having the legal right to use a speciﬁc source and the number of licenses issued on any particular water source is dependent on it’s constant ﬂow. Land owners who live alongside a creek sometimes sink a shallow well and freeload oﬀ that creek thus jeopardizing those who have the legal right to extract water from that source. Water
licenses specify whether the water being drawn from a particular source is for domestic use or agricultural use or both. They also specify the amount of acre feet or gallons that licensee is legally allowed to use each day. However, there is no way to monitor this eﬀectively and rural residents hopefully will respect the rights of others and not pilfer extra volume and perhaps jeopardize another’s rights to this life-sustaining ﬂuid. Since most rural residents appreciate the necessity of a good water source for survival, there is usually a cooperation amongst those drawing from the same source. Diverting water from a natural watercourse without permission from Ministry of Environment is not only illegal but very selﬁsh if others are dependent on that same stream. Legal action may need to be taken by the aﬀected land owners to rectify this situation. One would hope that the neighborly thing to do would be to respect the rights of others and cease and desist from such practices but there may be an uncooperative land owner trying to control most of the water at the expense of others who in fact have a legal right to that same water course. Running domestic animals alongside a domestic source is also a sure way to contaminate ground water with fecal bacteria usually ending up in shallow wells or even in creeks that do not run very swiftly. The human body and that of all wildlife whether cloved hoof or winged is made up of 80% water and that element is critical to everyone’s good health and survival. Let us all remember that and respect that we all need water and all need to protect the water sources we use to the betterment of all.
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The Upper Columbia Pioneer • 5
October 28, 2004
Valley pioneer celebrates 92nd birthday
Nancy standing at the door of the old Corby Place log cabin near Windermere. By Sharon Wass Nancy Lee Tegart moved to the Columbia Valley in 1927 with her widowed mother and two sisters. Dorothy Lee and her three girls had come to live with Dorothy’s sister and brother in law, Eric and Barbara Smith and their children at the U-5 Ranch in Edgewater. It was a tremendous change from Birmingham, England to rural British Columbia, but it was a change embraced with open arms by Nancy. Nancy, a long-time horse-lover, reveled in her new found life in the ‘wild west’. The Lee family moved to Athalmer and Windermere before buying the BArrow Ranch on Johnston Road, the site of the new CastleRock Estates. Nancy
truly enjoyed running the ranch and was heartbroken when her mother sold out in 1936 to move to the coast. One of Nancy’s many jobs on the coast was working at the Fairbridge Farm School in Duncan. She enjoyed her stint as a housemother to the resident boys and girls. She went from there back to Vancouver to work at Woodwards. The thirties were a diﬃcult time to ﬁnd work for anyone, but particularly for a young woman. Nancy persisted and managed to get a job as the ﬁrst woman to ever pump gas in Vancouver. While in Vancouver Nancy enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division. During World War II, Nancy was sent over to England where she drove transport truck for the air force. It was while Nancy was overseas that she realized how ﬁrmly her heart was attached to the Columbia Valley and she promised herself she would return here one day. In the early ﬁfties she worked at various jobs in the Vancouver area, at Sunshine Village and Sulphur Mountain in Banﬀ, and in Waterton National Park. It was during these years that Nancy became reacquainted with Lloyd Tegart and they decided to move to Prince George. Lloyd and Nancy were married May 5th, 1958. When Lloyd and Nancy returned to the Columbia Valley they developed the Hidden Valley Ranch. It was a glorious few years for them. Working long hours did not faze them, as they were able to see the product of their labour on a daily basis. Many friends and family lent a helping hand whenever they could and the ranch quickly took shape. Tragically in 1967 Lloyd lost his life in a ﬁre at the ranch. Undaunted, Nancy carried on and managed the ranch on her own for another four years. After the ranch sold, Nancy lived a gypsy life for a few years using the old Corby Place as her home base in the summers. One of her more successful ventures was a business as an animal babysitter. Nancy traveled over B.C. and Alberta helping out ranchers, either so they could have time oﬀ, or to help them through a family illness. It was satisfying, if somewhat unsettled, work. In 1980, Nancy settled into the original Corby Place cabin, which had been beautifully refurbished by Ervin Morneau. She stayed in that cozy, one room cabin for several years, but not exactly in a state of retirement. Now that Nancy had a true, year round home base she turned her attention once more to her true love, horses. Nancy began breeding horses with P.J., a lovely Welsh mare. With the Corby Place being relatively close to Invermere and a wonderful horse range, Nancy turned to horse boarding and training for her income. Nancy celebrates her 92nd birthday on October 28th and she is still living at the Corby Place where she looks forward to visits and weekly Scrabble games with friends.
Halloween and animals don’t mix By Sam Fiddler, Columbia Valley Dog Control Oﬃcer Once again Halloween is upon us and I would like to take a moment to remind all pet owners to please do their part to ensure a safe and happy evening for children and animals alike. Please keep your pets inside. Cats and Dogs alike can be terriﬁed by the commotion and could easily react in a defensive manner. Best to keep your pets in a quite room away from the trick or treaters at your front door. Also ﬁreworks are planned in Edgewater courtesy of the Volunteer Fire Department, and could very well occur in other communities as well, so keep ﬁdo safely conﬁned as the sound can easily send even the most mellow dog into a panic. Finally, remember chocolate can be lethal to a pet so keep the goodies out of your pets reach! Have a tail waggin’ Howl-een !!!
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October 28, 2004
YOUTH KIDS SPEAK
Name your favourite author or your favourite book:
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“Dr. Seuss and Beatrix Potter” Emily Wiebe Eileen Madson Primary
Inside the box Operation Christmas Child is in full swing around the valley as once again people are ﬁlling their shoeboxes with gifts for underprivileged children in other countries. Last year 242 shoeboxes were collected locally, said organizer Joyce Cornelson of Invermere. You may pick up a printed red-and-green shoebox at any one of the churches or participating stores, or you may choose a plain white box if your child wishes to color it. Or you can pack any old shoebox that you have around home. Even better, says Mrs. Cornelson - buy a plastic container the same size as a shoebox so that after Christmas is over, the child or his family may use it for something else. Include small toys, dolls, stuﬀed animals, school supplies, socks, toothbrushes, candy, coloring books, baseball caps, balloons - everything that can ﬁt inside one shoe box will make some child’s Christmas morning happy. You can make your shoebox gift special by including a handwritten note and a photograph of yourself and your family. The shoeboxes will be collected by Lake Windermere Alliance Church, or you may drop them at Christ Church Trinity, Canadian Martyrs Church, or Valley Christian Assembly. The deadline is November 13th. Joyce and her husband Lorne will be at the Alliance Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 13 if you would like to deliver your shoebox in person.
HALLOWEEN WORK OF ART Artist Frank Keely of Invermere, who does wood carvings, created this one-of-a-kind jack oʼlantern. It took him four hours to carve this goblinʼs face. He kindly let The Pioneer display his pumpkin at our ofﬁce. Mr. Keelyʼs wooden art work is available at Village Arts Co-op.
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October 28, 2004
Children’s writer in residence here By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staﬀ
At the age of 34, Trina Wiebe has already passed her lifetime goal ten times over. “I wanted to have one book published before I died,” she said. Instead, she has had ten books published in the past four years. Together they have sold more than 40,000 copies in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Asia. After her little boy dumped bubble bath into the ﬁsh tank, Trina sent a manuscript entitled Goldﬁsh Don’t Take Bubble Baths to children’s book publisher Lobster Press in Montreal. The publisher’s answer was the stuﬀ dreams are made of: they accepted her book and asked for three more. Trina responded by creating the Abby and Tess series, about two sisters who run a pet-sitting business. Each book sees the girls learn about caring for animals and take on new responsibilities. Mostly they just have fun. “Each of my books has something from my own kids in it,” says Trina. “When my daughter was little she wouldn’t talk. She just barked like a dog and miaowed like a cat. So I had Tess do the same.” After seven Abby and Tess books, Trina tried something a little diﬀerent. By then her son Simon had decided he wanted to get rich. So she created the Max-A-Million series, about a boy named Max who tries a get-rich-quick scheme in every book. “He always fails, but he always learns something,” says Trina, who said she wanted to write books that appealed more to boys. The “chapter books” each have fewer than 100 pages with black-and-white drawings. Trina has never met the illustrators who worked on her books, but she enjoys seeing how they interpret her characters. The books have garnered rave reviews and an armful of writing awards. Trina grew up in northern Alberta, married and had three children. For the past eight years the family has lived in Powell River. A few months ago they moved to Invermere, where her husband Andrew is employed by Eagle Ranch Golf Course as a landscape equipment mechanic. Trina has always been interested in writing books for children who are ready to start reading on their
Trina Wiebe enjoys visiting the Invermere Public Library with her children Simon, Olivia and Emily. own. “I like to help kids get excited about books, to take owenrship of their reading.” The age level usually starts in Grade One but Trina said some kids are still enjoying her books in Grade Five. How did she manage to work with three young children in tow? “I did a lot of writing at night,” she says. Now that all three children attend school, she is able to work during the day. “And my husband Andrew is very supportive. If I’m stuck he will take the kids for a walk.” But for now Trina is taking a break. The Wiebe family has purchased a lot on Swansea Road and Trina is helping her husband pour the concrete foundation for their new home. She’s also teaching a four-week writing course on the internet, and she has the rough draft of another Max book prepared once she’s ready to get back to writing. And by the way, some of her favorite books when she was growing up are: Madeline, Harold and the Purple Crayon, A Wrinkle in Time and
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Anne of Green Gables. “I’m always looking for kindred spirits,” she conﬁdes. Trina is a modest author and hasn’t told many people about her remarkable achievement. But she has agreed to sign books at All Things Beautiful on main street Saturday, October 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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October 28, 2004
What it’s like to write for Reader’s Digest
By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staﬀ
a deadline (usually three or four months away) and I get to work. However, I have contributed my own ideas from time to time. I am always interested For the past eight years I have been writing articles for Reader’s Digest. in hearing ideas from readers, and I always pass them along to my editors for Many of my friends and family are curious about my work for the magazine, so consideration. here are the answers to the most commonly-asked questions: After you get an assignment, where do you start? How do you decide what to write about? My editors decide what I will write about. Typically my editor in Vancouver telephones me with an assignment. If I agree, she sends me a contract with
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I go straight to the internet. It’s the greatest research tool in the world. After I look up a couple of websites of organizations, I get on the telephonbe. After that I go back and forth between the telephone and the internet. By the time I’m ﬁnished an article I will have interviewed 15 or 20 people and read dozens of research studies and reports. How many people write for The Digest? The Canadian edition is one of 46 editions around the world. I’m happy to report that our edition makes money, thanks to all our loyal Canadian readers. It is the most widely-read magazine in Canada. There are about 12 of us who write for the Canadian magazine – six writers who work full-time, and some others like myself who are called regular contributors. We are scattered across the country, although three of us live in B.C. How do I know when your next article will appear? Buy a subscription. It costs about $2 per monthly issue and each one contains a lot of interesting reading. Give it a try and you won’t be sorry. Why haven’t I seen your byline lately? It takes about four months for an article to get into print, and since I take summers oﬀ to spend with my family, you will never see my byline more than twice a year. But I also do some work that never gets into print. Before signing a contract my editor asks me to prepare a “Story Report” – basically, can we turn this idea into a Digest article? This takes me a few weeks and sometimes the idea is scrapped because it doesn’t have enough substance. There are other reasons a story doesn’t make it – once I did the background work for an exciting Drama in Real Life, about a man who was trapped in his burning truck on a deserted logging road. He told me how he watched the ﬁre slowly coming closer; how he tried to put out the ﬂames by spitting on them. At the last minute a stranger came along and dragged him to safety. The problem was that the reluctant hero absolutely refused to be interviewed in spite of my begging and pleading. End of story. What are you working on right now? I am just beginning a new assignment on ﬁrst aid remedies that really work. You can expect to see it in print during the ﬁrst few months of 2005. How do you like working for The Digest? I love it. Since I must try to represent all Canadians, I spend a lot of time on the phone with people from the Yukon to Newfoundland. That’s very interesting and informative. I also love the fact that the magazine is scrupulously accurate. Every word is double-checked. You can never achieve that level of accuracy with a newspaper, whether it is a large daily or a small weekly. The time and resources just aren’t there. The best you can hope for in a newspaper is about 98 percent.
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October 28, 2004
The tragic tale of Elizabeth Bruce By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staﬀ
It has all the classic elements of a ghost story: the young bride, the sudden death, the old house. That’s why ghost stories about Lady Elizabeth Bruce have been circulating for generations. Even today there are people who believe they have felt her presence. “I’ve been working in the kitchen at Pynelogs when I have heard doors opening and shutting and I know I’m the only one Lady Elizabeth Bruce Photo: Historical Society in the building,” says Pynelogs volunteer Sharon Wass. “Usually I just call out ‘Hello, Elizabeth!’ and go about my business.” Many of the visitors who frolic on Kinsmen Beach are unaware that they are sunbathing near an 90-year-old grave. And if they do notice the covered stone, they don’t know the true story of Lady Elizabeth Bruce. Elizabeth grew up an English aristocrat, the second daughter of the Earl of Iddesleigh. When she was still a young woman, she met Randolph Bruce, a vigorous 54-year-old with a cleft chin and a bushy moustache. He was dynamic and persuasive and fresh from his adventures in the wilds of Canada. Bruce was the Windermere Valley’s ﬁrst “developer.” He had a vision of this valley green with fruit orchards, and had convinced many others to follow his dream all the way to Canada. The young woman must have been impressed and ﬂattered to receive his attentions. They were married on January 6, 1914 in an elaborate wedding on her family’s estate named Pynes in Devonshire. The bride wore silver lace embroidered with pearls. Randolph Bruce showered his young bride with diamonds and furs and the newlyweds honeymooned in Algiers before making the long journey home to Invermere. Compared with war-torn Europe, the valley seemed like a peaceful oasis. Randolph Bruce promised his young wife nothing but the best. He ordered construction of the most modern house in Invermere, complete with steam heat, modern plumbing and electric lights. The couple purchased a huge houseboat, “The Isabell,” to live in while the house was being built. While they watched the rafters rise, Elizabeth strolled on the beach with a parasol to shield her fair skin from the hot sun, planned the ﬂower gardens, ordered furniture. She even named her new house Pynelogs, after her family’s ancestral home. But it was never to be. One evening Elizabeth felt a stabbing pain in her
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abdomen. There was no medical attention available, as Invermere’s only doctor was overseas treating the war wounded. The pain grew worse. Randolph Bruce stayed at his wife’s bedside while she screamed in agony, her cries echoing across the still waters. Before dawn on September 27, 1915 she was dead. Since there was no autopsy, it is assumed she died from a ruptured appendix. A heartbroken Randolph Bruce laid Elizabeth to rest on the lakeshore that she loved so much. A few years later he was named Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and left the valley, never to return. Pynelogs lay empty and shuttered while Elizabeth’s body turned to dust. In 1936 Bruce generously donated the house to the community and even added ﬁnancial provisions for the upkeep of Pynelog’s gardens and Elizabeth’s grave. His illustrious career continued when he married into the wealthy Molson family in Montreal, and became ambassador to Japan. He died in Montreal at the age of 81. The community turned Pynelogs into a hospital, then a residence for the elderly and ﬁnally a home for the mentally handicapped. When that closed, Windermere Valley Arts Council approached the town in 1993 and leased Pynelogs for use as a cultural centre. Today the house is undergoing an extreme makeover, one that will restore its former glory. The darkened windows will glow with lights, and the sounds of music and laughter will spill out across the lawn. And on warm summer nights, while the moonlight shimmers on the water, one will sense the friendly ghost of Elizabeth Bruce leaning over the bannisters or slipping down the path.
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The Upper Columbia Pioneer • 11
October 28, 2004
Newcomer romancing the valley
Valley newcomer Sandra Kelly is about to have her second romance published by Harlequin. We asked her some questions: Pioneer: What brings a Harlequin romance novelist to the Columbia Valley? Sandra: Call it serendipity. My husband, Bob, is a real estate developer, I’m a life-long writer, and we’re both 30-year residents of Calgary. Last spring Bob moved here to form a new company called Lochend in the Valley. Since then, we’ve both fallen in love with the town and have decided to stay. Pioneer: Why are you in love with Invermere? Sandra: First and foremost, there’s the sheer Sandra Kelly beauty of the place. The mountains and lakes and forests took our breath away. Secondly, I love the people. Invermere is casual and friendly in the same way that Calgary was before it became a city of a million people. Finally, the pace of life here is a lot slower than Calgary, unless you’re in the building trades, of course! Pioneer: We know that Invermere is a good place for homebuilders. Why is it a good home base for a novelist? Sandra: Every novel needs an interesting setting, and every novelist needs an interesting place in which to write—a place that inspires creative thought during the workday and instills peace of mind when that day ends. For me, that place is deﬁnitely Invermere. My creative juices are ﬂowing here. Pioneer: Have you always been a novelist? Sandra: I wish! Before joining Harlequin two years ago, I had published more than a million words of non-ﬁction, in magazines and corporate publications across Canada. At the same time, I was a senior communications oﬃcer at Mount Royal College in Calgary for eight years, where I wrote roughly 3,000 words a day. It was a writer’s dream job. Pioneer: Why the switch from non-ﬁction to ﬁction? Sandra: I needed a change. Also, I knew that at some point I’d be leaving Calgary for a smaller place. Writers of non-ﬁction are usually restricted to working in big urban centers because that’s where the work originates. But a novelist can work anywhere. Besides, what writer of non-ﬁction doesn’t, at least secretly, want to be a novelist? I’ve never met one. Pioneer: Why romance ﬁction? Sandra: Romance seemed natural. Like most people, I’m in love with the idea of love. And, in reality I’m married to a very romantic guy. Talk about inspiration! As for mainstream ﬁction, it constitutes only ten percent of the market. Romance has roughly 60 percent of the market. The odds of getting in were considerably better. Pioneer: What titles have you published with Harlequin so far? Sandra: Two. Suiteheart of a Deal was published in 2002, and The Big Scoop will hit bookstands on December 15th. In the meantime Harlequin has encouraged me to submit story proposals for NEXT, a new line of books to be published through their Silhouette division. The books will be less about romance than about women coping with life’s trials and tribulations at various stages of their lives. It’s an exciting new development at Harlequin, and I’m thrilled to be part of it. Pioneer: Harlequin is an exclusive club. Is it hard to get membership? Sandra: It’s hard but not impossible. Mostly it’s a matter of doing your homework and not wasting their time with inappropriate story ideas. Harlequin reviews a staggering number of unsolicited submissions every year, and then accepts only a handful of proposals. For the record, I made it harder than it already was by violating a basic rule. As a result, I endured three rejections, one that came with a polite letter of encouragement, and two that gave me the distinct impression they’d rather not hear from me again.
To the Global Nature Fund and to the Organizers and Sponsors of the Living Lakes Conference recently held in our area. On behalf of the many equally deserving “environmentalists” in our Valley, I am honoured to have been awarded the Best Practices Conservation Award. Working together, we can protect our magniﬁcient, world-class wetlands, from “Glaciers to Goosenests.” Bob Campsall
Pioneer: What rule did you break? Sandra: I did the one thing I’d always cautioned my students never to do. I tried to write a romance novel without having read many of them. Harlequin knows better than we do what constitutes a good romance novel. Pioneer: Does writing require tremendous self-discipline? Sandra: No. I’ve always rejected that notion. Those of us who were born to write feel compelled to do so. We can’t help ourselves. If you feel unmotivated to write, it’s most likely because you don’t have something speciﬁc to write, for a speciﬁc publisher. The only true motivation is a deadline. The Pioneer: What general advice would you give to novice writers? Sandra: First and foremost, learn your craft. If you think you can be successful without knowing grammar, spelling and punctuation, you’re living in a dream world. Secondly, choose your genre and then look into the companies that publish those kinds of books. Every major publishing house distributes its writers’ guidelines through the Internet that will tell you what kind of stories they want, and how to properly submit story ideas. Thirdly, take whatever writing courses are available and join a professional writers’ association, for support and encouragement. Finally, persevere. The rewards are great.
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12 • The Upper Columbia Pioneer
October 28, 2004
Young girl survives Hurricane Ivan By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staﬀ What six-year-old Hannah Howe remembers most about Hurricane Ivan is the noise. “It was loud,” she said. “There was a roaring sound and pieces of metal were banging against the roof.” Hannah and her parHannah Howe ents live on the Grand Cayman. But Hannah is staying with her aunt and uncle, Jan Zora and Larry Letourneau of Invermere, while her parents clean up in the hurricane’s aftermath. The hurricane swept across the island on Sept. 11, ripping oﬀ roofs, destroying vehicles and burying roads in sand. When they heard the hurricane was coming, Hannah’s parents boarded up the windows and put away the furniture. Then for four long days they huddled inside with seven other adults who had sought refuge with the Howes, fearing their own houses weren’t sturdy enough to withstand the storm. Hannah said she wasn’t bored because the adults read books and played games with her. Mostly they were busy baling water, since rain was pounding against the side of the house and
She and her husband lived on Grand Cayman pouring under the shutters. “The dogs were sitting in the ﬂower pots because they didn’t want to get but moved back to Invermere six years ago. Larry their feet wet,” Hannah said. Letourneau is the foreman for Kootenay Paving When the wind ﬁnally died down enough to here. His sister Sue married Shayne Howe, and the let them go outside, they found their world had couple remains on the island. The 45-kilometrebeen demolished. “The trees were all crashed to the long island is a major tourist resort. ground and they had no leaves on them,” Hannah “My brother-in-law owns a company called said. Phoenix Construction, which seems like an approThe hurricane left so much damage that life on priate name,” said Jan Zora. “He hurricane-proofed the island has been completely disrupted. his own house and that’s why it survived.” Hannah can’t go back to her Grade 2 class Meanwhile Hannah has been entertained by because her school is still being used a shelter for her cousins, high school students Danya and Amy homeless people. Letourneau. Hannah and Heather Smedstad have Transportation has come to a standstill because also spent a lot of time showing Hannah the sights there is no gasoline, and the salt water has ruined around the valley. The little girl will be heading the engines. “My Mum’s car was full of salt water home on November 7th. right up to the top of the seat,” Hannah said. The island now has fresh water rationing, and that creates a serious threat of diseases like cholera and malaria, says Mrs. Zora. Hannah wasn’t frightened by the storm, but she said she was scared when she saw policemen carrying machine guns. “They had to call out the police to stop the looting,” said Hannah’s house was saved, but neighbours weren’t so lucky. Mrs. Letourneau.
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Rockies win over Golden, fall to Fernie
By Lindsay Davidson Golden 1, Rockies 4 After a lot of hard work and determination over the past couple of weeks, the Rockies were rewarded with a win after a solid team eﬀort. The ﬁrst period was a back-and-forth aﬀair with both teams generating some good scoring chances. The Rockies opened the scoring at the 11:25 mark with a powerplay goal by Shawn Jacklin on a nice setup by Cole Walker and Trevor Lega. It was Shawn’s ﬁrst KIJHL goal. A little over a minute later, Stuart Barnscher put one home with assists going to Tyler Shedden and Greg Scheﬀer. The Rockies then got into some penalty trouble and Golden capitalized on a two-man advantage with a goal from John Roth at the 2:57 mark. The Rockies answered right back with 1:03 remaining in the ﬁrst with Andy Welsh jamming one in with the assist going to Trevor Lega. Travis Belanger was excellent throughout the period stopping several point blank opportunities. The second period was very tightly played with only one goal scored. There were, however, a number of powerplays and the Rockies penalty kill answered the call all four times with some excellent work. Both goaltenders were solid. With 5:07 remaining Trevor Lega tipped home a Cole Walker shot for a powerplay goal. In the third the Rockies were able to shut down the Golden attack with some solid defensive play from everyone. The ﬁnal score was 4-1 for the Rockies thus ending a streak that will hopefully never return. The Rockies are back on the ice tomorrow with another home date versus the Fernie Ghostriders. Rockies fall to Fernie in O.T. The ﬁrst period started oﬀ well for the Rockies with all the lines going hard. Tyler Ciona opened the scoring at 16:45 of the period on a setup by Dave Grant. The pressure continued and the Rockies were rewarded with a second goal by Greg Scheﬀer at 6:29 on assists from Tyler Ciona and Shawn Jacklin. A three-goal lead was achieved at the 4:55 mark with a powerplay marker from Adam Sills with Ryan Morris and Cole Walker drawing the assists. Fernie was able to answer before the period ended when they broke away on a two-on-one, and Brent Caldwell ﬁnished the play on a nice setup from Chad Connatty. The second frame began with the Rockies enjoying a 3-1 lead and carrying the bulk of the play. However, they were unable to bury the puck thus keeping an undermanned Fernie team in the game. The third period began the same as the second with a 3-1 lead for the Rockies. However, after a big penalty kill Fernie capitalized on a bad bounce deep in
the Rockies’ end to cut the lead to 3-2. Twenty seconds later at the 15:28 mark Fernie tied the game on Chris Dawns second goal in the same shift. The Rockies lost the momentum and were on their heels for the next few minutes. Fernie completed the comeback with their fourth unanswered goal at 8:23 of the third on a nice eﬀort by Chad Connatty. The Rockies buckled down, knowing they couldn’t aﬀord to give two points to a division rival. After a timeout was called with 1:21 remaining and Belanger pulled, the Rockies tied the game with a goal by Greg Scheﬀer assisted by Jason Botterill. O.T. was a back and forth aﬀair with both teams generating chances. After a pileup at Fernie’s blueline Chad Connatty broke loose with the puck, went past the Rockies defenders and scored the O.T. winner to cap the comeback.
ROCKIE PLAYER PROFILE Name: Trevor Lega Number: 7 Hometown: Salmon Arm, BC Date of Birth: May 25, 1984 Height: 5’11” Weight: 210 lbs Position: Center Favorite Team: Edmonton Oilers Favorite Player: Georges Laraque My best moment in hockey: Playing in the Provincial Finals twice.
The Old Zone The ﬁrst time our eyes met she almost knocked me unconscious. Her voluptuous curves and her ohso-ﬁrm body is to die for. Other men always want to be with her, but she only has eyes for me. The way I cover and protect her you would think she would have more respect for me. I love it when she stops to visit rather than passing by me, so many times. She is soooo beautiful. She is the Hockey Puck.
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October 28, 2004
Gems added to collection
Ken Deminick prepares for his 50 percent oﬀ sale. but gaining wisdom, along with a set of beautiful display kiosks. Contacting new suppliers, Ken Ken Deminick’s resume is as multifaceted as stocked his kiosks and displayed them at various a cut diamond. The amiable owner of The Silver locations around town. Business began to build, Connection, at 1014-8th avenue, has, in no particu- with the result that on October 29th of last year Ken lar order: managed bars and nightclubs, owned and opened The Silver Connection, in the Stein block. operated a seafood and specialty shop, and been a This week, to mark his ﬁrst anniversary, Ken real estate agent. He has also been a taxi owner and is holding a 50 percent oﬀ store-wide sale. With the driver, a travelling salesman, and a D.J. Originally help and support of his suppliers, he is launching from Manitoba, Ken and his family have lived in a new collection of ﬁne gold and diamond jewelthe valley for the last seven years. lery. Along with articles of white and yellow gold, Now, Ken concentrates his considerable en- pieces with diamonds, emeralds, garnets and other ergies on selling silver jewellery. He began develop- precious gems will also be oﬀered at 50 percent oﬀ ing the business three years ago, as a second income the regular price. and investment. His initial experience was not a Ken is grateful to all his friends and custompleasant one. He hooked up with a purportedly ers who have supported him in the past year. Of InCanadian company whose unique marketing plan vermere he says fondly, “My family and I feel very consisted of bilking their clients of what money they fortunate to live in this little bit of paradise.” Ken could ﬁnagle from them. Ken emerged relatively invites everyone to stop by The Silver Connection unscathed from this debacle, losing a little money, to view his ever-growing jewellery collection. By Dave Sutherland
St. Eugene casino changes hands St. Eugene Mission Resort has been purchased by a wholly-owned First Nations company composed of three partners: the Samson Cree Nation of Alberta, the Mnjikaning First Nation of Ontario, and the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Tribal Council of British Columbia. The B.C. partner consists of ﬁve native bands, two of whom - the Columbia Lake band of Windermere and the Shuswap band of In vermere - are local. St. Eugene is a four-season resort with a luxury hotel, 18-hole golf course and casino. The resort opened in 2003. It is located just outside of Cranbrook on the road towards Kimberley. The new owner is a corporation called SEM Resort Ltd. “The St. Eugene Mission Resort has the potential to be an extremely successful enterprise in a competitive marketplace,” said Daniel Shilling, corporation president.
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October 28, 2004
46th Annual Beef-on-a-Bun
Al and Don Miller sharpen their cutting tools for the beef-on-a-bun. By Pioneer Staﬀ Al Miller, the owner of Home Hardware, has already ordered this year’s beef supply - 250 pounds
of top sirloin - for the store’s annual Beef-on-a-Bun event. Each year the business oﬀers free beef on a bun plus coﬀee, tea or pop to about 1,200 customers and friends to thank them for their support. And you don’t have to be a contractor to participate. “We don’t care how much you have bought in the past,” says Mr. Miller. “It’s open to everyone.” Most people don’t realize the event has historic proportions. It was started in 1958 when a stove supplier asked then-owner Charlie Osterloh if he could demonstrate how well the oven would cook a roast. When the roast was done, Charlie carved it up and served it to his customers. The free beef was such a hit that the store made it an annual event. The number of people who attend - from babies right on up to the town’s eldest seniors - make it one of the valley’s biggest social events. “What people like even more than the food is the chance to socialize with people from all over the valley that they don’t see very often,” says Mr. Miller. The beef is purchased from the Valbella Meats on main street and cooked by Peter Banga in the Quality Bakery’s big commercial ovens. The roasts are brought out one at a time so they are always fresh and piping hot. Al and his wife Lucy, and store managers Don and Sue Miller will be behind the tables serving up hot roast beef as fast as they can. The event starts about 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6 and lasts until the food runs out, usually around 2:30 p.m. This year’s event will be the end of a long tradition since Home Hardware will be leaving the downtown core in a few months. But Mr. Miller reminds everyone that the event will continue at the store’s new location at the crossroads. “Beef-on-a-Bun will be back next year, bigger and better than ever,” he said.
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VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
10:00 am Celebration Service 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 pm Mass
St. Joseph’s Church, Radium
Sunday, 11:00 am
St. Anthony’s Church, Canal Flats
Sunday, 4:00 pm Mass Father Jose Joaquin 1210 - 9th Street, Invermere • 342-6167
ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE
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
RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Every Sunday 10:00 am Sunday, October 31st “Loyalty and Love”, John 15:13, Mark 12:30 Sunday, November 7th Jake and Mary Neufeld sharing on missions to Bolivia. Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater Radium Seniors’ Hall • 342-6633
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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE New appliance parts for stoves, dishwashers, dryers and washing machines. 1869 13th Avenue or phone 342-6187. 48” round solid mahogany table, like new $75. Computer desk $60. Large antique horse wagon $1500. 342-9401. SALE! SALE! SALE! New & Used Store ﬁxtures, display racks, slatwall & pegboard components, display shelving, heatseal shrinkwrap machine, heatseal hat & t-shirt transfer machines, Cress FTE31 Electric Kiln, Restaurant Equipment dishwasher, soft serv machine, chicken fryer, electrical and computer wiring and components, ceiling fans, Brazilian Amethyst - by the kilo or barrel, oﬃce supplies, shipping supplies, typewriter, desks, tables NEW - giftware & stocking stuﬀers - prices slashed. LOTS MORE!! Please phone to view, weekdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (250) 347-9628 7549B Main Street West, Radium Hot Springs, BC
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Piano. Nordheimer, black, upright, excellent condition. $800 obo, 347-9338 One 442 lbs doublehorn anvil, one 112 lbs doublehorn anvil, one 6” Postvice. All items brand new. Please leave message. 342-3470. 2 Tomas 49cc scooters, his and hers. Only 500 km. $1500 for pair. 1-250-347-2154 Sears built-in dishwasher $60 O.B.O. Works well. 342-6912. AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE 97 Cavalier 4 door, standard, A/C, good running condition. $3000 O.B.O. Phone 347-9927 1998 Honda Civic “Chickmobile” - unbelievable! 49,000 kms. Asking $12,000 342-3920. 1993 Suburban. Air, tilt, cruise, P.W., P.L., P. Seat, 350 Auto, trailer package, running boards. 1-250-347-2154
NOTICES The Thrift Store will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11th in honour of Remembrance Day. We will be open Wed. Nov. 10th, 10 am - 4 pm. The mammography van is coming to Invermere on Nov. 8th - 12th. They will operate from the Invermere Community Hall on the following hours: Nov. 8 - 10 am - 6 pm, Nov. 9 - 8:10 am - 6 pm, Nov. 10 - 8:10 am - 6 pm, Nov 11 - not open, Nov. 12 - 8 am 3:30 pm. To make an appointment call 1-800-663-9203.
SPECIAL FOR NOVEMBER ALL OBITUARIES, BIRTH , ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS
16 • The Upper Columbia Pioneer
October 28, 2004
Invermere Ofﬁce: 250-342-6505
Looking for prime property in a spectacular setting? Then consider the stunning Invermere Valley.
www.ReMaxInvermere.com Large Family Home
A Place to Call Home...
This unique home is within walking distance to all schools and downtown Invermere. Enjoy the vaulted wood ceiling, rock-faced ﬁreplace, bay window, and large dining area. Private back yard and a low maintenance exterior. Forced air heating with e-plus service! MLS# 106892 $299,000.00
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
This great entry level home sits on a 50 x 120 foot lot in Edgewater. Enjoy three bedrooms, one bathroom, sundeck and a partial unﬁnished basement awaiting your personal touch. Just a 10 minute drive to the amenities of Radium Hot Springs! Hurry, this one wonʼt last long! MLS# 104349 $129,000.00
Unbeatable Price, Excellent Revenue
All the Space You Need
Panoramaʼs Taynton Lodge is the epitomy of quality and ski in-ski out convenience. This spacious one bedroom condo offers a great view and the hot pools are just feet from your door. Come and see what life can be at Panorama BC! Convenient location, just a twenty minute drive to Invermere. MLS# 106776 $189,900.00
Some of the nicest 20+ acre spreads in the valley. All the privacy you want plus incredible mountain views. These newly created subdivisions, just at the end of Hewitt Road in Edgewater are ready for your personal touch. Convenient location, within a short drive to hot pools and ammenities of Radium. MLS #106164/5/6
Just Like New
This Fairmont Hot Springs home boasts 4 bedrooms and a bathroom on each level. Enjoy an attached double garage, CAN-XL siding, hardwood ﬂoors, crown moldings and great views from a variety of decks. The seller will provide a new metal roof and the lower level walk–out has much potential. Call today to view. MLS# 106323 $279,900.00
This immaculate home located in the Highlands is just a ﬁve minute drive from Invermere. The lovely sunroom leads to a private patio which backs on to green space. A large kitchen with nook, master bedroom with jetted tub ensuite and private guest room with bath are just a few of the details. MLS Exclusive $334,000.00
This mountain chalet is located at the Radium Golf Course. Beautiful 1.08 acre treed lot with lots of privacy! Open living space with woodstove and a large deck with mountain and golf course views. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a walkout basement that is developed. Storage shed and a playground. MLS NEW $439,000.00
FROM $210,000.00 +gst
Hereʼs your chance to spread out. This 2500 sf Timber Ridge bungalow has room for family and guests. Unique cottage has an oversized kitchen and dining area, hrdwd ﬂoors in the living area and a huge, private lot. Access to Timber Ridge beach amenities, large garage, nice patio. Great location. MLS# 103295 $349,000.00
Brand New and Ready for You!
Enjoy the spacious living in this open design home with 3 BR and 2.5 baths. Hardwood ﬂoors, granite counter tops, vaulted ceiling, sky lights, family room and large dining room are just some of the features. Spectacular landscaping, double garage , asphalt driveway & more. A must see. MLS# 106395
Nine new homes each over 1200 sq ft plus a full unﬁnished basement, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and great room. Enjoy laminate, carpeted & linoleum ﬂoors. Close to all of Radiumʼs amenities with easy access to all the Columbia Valley has to offer. Great full-time or recreational home. Call today for a viewing! MLS# 105102-125