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Vol. 1/Issue 9

The Upper

November 11, 2004





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

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We will remember them

Fashion diva

7 Dinner, anyone?

10 Ski season


Jack Docking of Invermere, 1922-1944.

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Sewage lagoon near capacity

By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff

The sewage plant is running out of room, and bids for building the new upgrade have all come in well over budget, says Invermere’s Director of Public Works Brian Nickaruk. Three bids have been received by the District for the project, which budgeted $1.4 million for the upgrade. The low bid was from CAP Ventures of Surrey for $1.97 million, the second bid from Western Industrial Contractors of Prince George for $2.35 million, and the highest bid from Max Helmer Construction at $3.05 million. Mr. Nickaruk said the problem is that although the District advertised the tender widely through the province, all the contractors are busy. “It’s like trying to find a plumber for your house right now,” he said. Meanwhile, the waste water goes through filters into basins, and then soaks gradually or “percolates” into the ground. Mr. Nickaruk said as a short-term measure the basins are being extended to allow the waste water to percolate over a larger area. Part of the sewage project is to replace the six-inch siphon line in Athalmer, which directs all waste from the District directly into the lagoon, with a larger line. Max Helmer Construction was recently awarded that part of the contract for $400,000, which was within the District’s budget. The remainder of the project will have to seriously examined, Mr. Nickaruk said. One option is to retender and hope for more bids next time.

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November 11, 2004

New doctor happy to be here

By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff Dr. Mike Magier, who arrived from the United States and began his practice at the Duthie Clinic last week, is already being asked the question: ‘What brings you to Canada?’” After all, a common perception here is that Canadian doctors are heading south of the border to escape our socialized medicare system and make big bucks in the U.S. But Dr. Magier says he doesn’t agree. “I’m pleased with the concept of universal access,” says the family doctor. Originally from New York, he lived in several places including eight years in the Seattle area before moving here. “I’ve treated people on welfare, migrant farm workers, people who were uninsured,” he said. “Here everyone receives the same level of care.” As for the money, Dr. Magier said his salary in Canada is pretty much equivalent and the billing system is a lot simpler. In the United States, doctors bill each patient individually if they are uninsured, or their insurance company if they are covered privately. “Here you are dealing with just one insurance company, and you don’t have to worry about when or if you are getting paid,” Dr. Magier said. But the health care system was just one of the things that attracted him and his wife Colleen to Invermere. He said there’s a wonderful medical community here delivering quality care, and he’s looking forward to working in a familyoriented practice. Finally, clean air and clean water convinced them to move. “We lived near the Columbia River outside Seattle, and it’s hard to believe it’s the same river,” he said. “Down there it’s very dirty, filled with pesticides from orchards and waste from smelters.” The couple spent time visiting various parts of Canada before settling on Invermere. Colleen says she loves the views. “There’s a piece of mountain in every window in our house,” she says. The couple has four children, but Jared, 24, and Andrew, 18, stayed behind in Washington state. Claire, 20, and baby Chloe, 21 months, accompanied their parents here.

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Invermere boy Jack Docking gave his life for his country ing that is now Village Arts Co-op and I did their housework for them.” With the war raging overseas, Jack Eileen Tegart weeps as the rewanted to join the navy because he loved members the day she heard that her the water so much. only brother Jack had been killed. But the navy rejected him, saying “I was visiting my friend when that his eyesight was too poor. I saw my father walking up the hill So he enlisted in the army instead. “I towards the house. don’t know why they thought he could “As soon as I saw him in the become an infantryman if he couldn’t see middle of the day, I knew somewell enough. He didn’t stand a chance.” thing had happened. Just a few In September 1942, Jack left for nights before, I had a premonition. Vancouver. “I went with him as far as I dreamed that I saw a rifle stuck in Golden to keep him company.” There the ground with a hard hat hanging they said goodbye and Jack went on from the barrel. alone. “But I can’t remember anyHe had never been out of the valley thing else about that day except my before. He was 20 years old. father’s voice saying over and over: After several months of basic train“My son, my son.” ing he was shipped overseas with the Queen’s Own Rifles. Eileen’s father Percy Docking “Jack wasn’t much for writing letwas an Englishmen, a veteran of ters, but I remember I wrote and told both the Boer War and the First him how bad the grasshoppers were that World War, when he arrived in Insummer and he wrote back and said: “But I’ll bet the fishing is good.’ I could vermere and married his wife Nora in 1920. tell he was thinking about home.” But when Jack Docking was Jack had been in the Queen’s Own five years old and Eileen was three, Rifles for 18 months when he took part in the biggest battle of the century. their mother abandoned them. Eileen Tegart hasn’t missed a Remembrance Day ceremony since 1944. On D-Day he landed on the beaches of “She told us she was going to Normandy and his unit began to push their visit someone in Brisco. She got on the train and she never came back.” With no relatives in the area, Percy decided way inland against heavy resistance from the Germans. It took them five long days of vicious fighting to capture just nine miles of to look after the children himself. “Several people told him he should send us away to a home, but he was determined. We only had one parent, but he was territory. That was where Jack’s life ended, near a little village called Beny-surMer on June 11, 1944. both mother and father to us.” Mr. Docking didn’t get the telegram in Invermere until a few days later. When her father left for work at 5 a.m. he would lock the children into the “It was a terrible time for both me and my father. I was married by then small log house on the shore near Kinsmen Beach and leave them alone until and expecting my first baby. When he got home at 7 a.m. Donna was born a couple of months “I remember once my brother later I think it saved my Dad’s life. He Jack got scared about something so just centred all his love on her.” he broke a window to get out. Then he bundled me up and pulled me on As the years passed, Eileen and her a sled all the way down the lake to the husband Allen Tegart had two more Sandwell place.” daughters and then a son. “I always Usually the system worked. Mr. thought how much Jack would have Docking would come home, give loved my kids and how much they the children breakfast and take them missed by not having him for an uncle. to work with him. A maintenance Randy looked so much like him.” man around town, Mr. Docking dug Eileen has never missed a Remembrance Day ceremony since 1944. And ditches and made repairs while the children played. But when Jack started school, Eileen would follow him. “He had a nice she and her husband and son travelled to France in 1977 to visit Jack’s grave. “I took a little bouquet of flowers from Invermere. It was such a relief to see young teacher. She was new in town and her name was Winn Weir. Rather than send me home, she would keep me in school with her all day because she how well the French were taking care of the cemetery.” About 2,000 men lie in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, most knew my father was building the new United Church.” A year later, Eileen was of them Canadians who were killed in the deadly struggle to recapture France allowed to enroll in school officially. As the children grew older, Jack and Eileen were the best of friends. Like all from the Germans. Every year, Eileen watches the old black-and-white films of the landings in older brothers, Jack was a terrible tease. “I used to chase him around the house Normandy. “I know my brother was one of the first men ashore. I look at those with the broom. We had a lot of fun.” Jack’s heart and soul belonged to Lake Windermere. “He had a little wood- men running up the beach and I always think: ‘There goes my brother Jack.’” en rowboat and he spent every day out on the lake, fishing. Dad used to put a Jack Docking was the only serviceman from Invermere who lost his life in light in the window at night so he could find his way home.” In winter the pair skated all over the life. “Jack froze his ears until they World War Two. His is the first name that appears on our downtown cenotaph. Eileen Tegart, now 80, lost her husband Allen Tegart to cancer in 2000, and looked like cauliflowers.” When Jack was a teenager he left school to work in the sawmill. Eileen quit her son Randy died of a heart attack two years later. Daughter Donna lives in Langley, Jacqueline (named after Jack) lives in school early, too – the day she found out that the school board was supplying Calgary and Colleen lives near Grand Forks. her with free books that everyone else had to pay for. Eileen has 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, but only one “I was determined not to accept charity so I got a job as a hired girl for Mrs. Taylor, who owned a dress shop. The Taylors lived upstairs in the corner build- grandson, Michael Tegart, lives here. By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff

“I look at those men running up the beach and I always think: ‘There goes my brother Jack.’”

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Officers & Senior N.C.O.’s, Crookham, September, 1945

Remembrance Day

By Bob Ede Today we remember those young men and women who fought and lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. Many of us will also remember the people who fought and died in the numerous wars over the years. We will think of the young people who are fighting or peacekeeping in all corners of the world. I will remember the story of my father, age seventeen, enlisting in the army at the start of the Second World War, coming home happy and excited, thinking how proud his parents would be, and watching his father, who knew the horrors of war, cry when he told him.

I will remember the stories of an older friend who flew bombing raids over Europe and watched his friends blown out of the sky beside him . . . who lived with the ghosts of the people his bombs had killed. I will remember my grandfather who was seriously wounded by an exploding shell at Paschendale, where nearly 16,000 Canadians lost their lives in a muddy field in Belgium during the First World War. Looking at a photo of my grandfather when he was young, before he saw battle, and a photo of him after the war, it is apparent that he had changed. The horrors of war that I am told he never spoke of, were evident in his eyes and on his face. It is a cruel reality, that the young, with all their feelings of invincibility and innocent bravado, must fight for all of us and put their lives in the line of fire. Innocence gone in a muzzle flash. Today stop and talk to a veteran and imagine yourself in their shoes. Look at the young adults around you. Look at the hope in their eyes. Imagine they are the ones who had to die in wars past and will die in future wars. Take today to remember, and pray that our children shall never have to experience the cruelty of war our veterans experienced

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Letter to the Editor Hello, all: A great paper this week; the articles are first rate. I especially enjoy the old pictures. At this time of low water one can see the long row of pilings on north of the Athalmer bridge? Do you have an early photo of this area? Also the log building one can see on the west side of the river in this area? Keep up the good work. Bob Pearce, Fairmont Hor Springs

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GUEST PERSPECTIVE Shopping local; a luxury not all can afford By Deborah Fenton, Invermere

When I hear the statement: “Shop Local,” I feel a twinge of frustration. I understand shopping locally conveys the idea of loyalty - loyalty to the community that I live, love and laugh in. Yet when it comes time to spend my dollars in my community I often do not feel that sense of loyalty is being reciprocated. Really, some of the stores in my community do not have to reciprocate they have the tourists. Look at the parking lots on any long weekend. They are jam-packed. Many of those shoppers are often grateful that they don’t have to buy their necessities here year-round - they couldn’t afford it! So I admit I travel south to feed and clothe my family. Why not, when fuel CORRECTION is 10.5 cents a litre less? This just is not right. I love Invermere! I long to feel the David Behan of Fairmont Hot Springs is not affiliated with Fairmont Vaca- fabric of loyalty that I believe a community is knit from. Yet I will not forego my family’s survival in order to feign loyalty to businesses that are not loyal to me. tion Villas as reported in The Pioneer last week.


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Draft resisters don’t need monument Opinion By Elinor Florence The people who want to erect a monument to American draft resisters who came to Canada are doing a very cruel thing. While trying to honour those who chose not to fight in a difficult war, they are hurting thousands of veterans and their families who made another choice. There were strong reasons both for and against compulsory military service in Vietnam, and these have been exhaustively debated over the years. I have nothing to add except that both points of view deserve respect. Perhaps the boys who resisted the draft – and remember we’re talking about kids as young as 18 years old – were too frightened to fight, perhaps they believed the war was a losing proposition, perhaps they had different political beliefs, perhaps they were caught up in the anti-war craze. Perhaps they didn’t know what to think, and they were in-

fluenced by their families, friends and peers. The boys who never went to Vietnam are now Whatever their reasons, they were the lucky middle-aged men. And they do not need a monuones. They – or their parents - had enough resources ment from us or from anyone else. Because the botto get them out of the country until the heat died tom line is that they are alive. down and they were allowed to go back. And about three-quarters of them did go back to the United States after the war ended when their government - in a move that was considered overly generous by many - granted them amnesty. In Flanders Fields the poppies blow The others stayed in Canada for various reasons, Between the crosses row on row, including good jobs and Canadian wives. That mark our place; and in the sky The draft resisters are lucky because they did not The larks, still bravely singing, fly fight in that war, did not come back psychologically Scarce heard amid the guns below. wounded or physically disabled, did not come back We are the Dead. Short days ago to a country that scorned their sacrifice. We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, A few years ago I visited the Vietnam MemoLoved and were loved, and now we lie rial in Washington, DC. Flowers and photographs In Flanders fields. and notes were scotch-taped to that polished black marble wall, bearing 58,152 names in alphabetical Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw order. People knelt beside the wall weeping, touchThe torch; be yours to hold it high. ing the carved letters with their hands. If ye break faith with us who die Vietnam has no special emotional resonance for We shall not sleep, though poppies grow me, but it was impossible not to feel the anguish of In Flanders fields. the families who lost sons and brothers and fathers By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD in that war. Their suffering will not end with the (1872-1918) Canadian Army passage of time.

In Flanders Fields

Legion takes national stand Editor’s Note: This is a statement from the national Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. This viewpoint is endorsed by the local Legion Branch 71 and local members have agreed not to comment further on this issue. The Royal Canadian Legion is aware of the plans of a group in Nelson, B.C. to unveil a metal sculpture to honour male and female war Royal Canadian Legion Branch 71 in Invermere objectors who fled the United States rather than It cannot, however, endorse the raising of monserve in its military during the Vietnam War. uments to those who, for whatever reason, left a free While the politics of the situation that led the objectors to flee their homeland are well under- and democratic nation to become citizens of other stood, as is Canada’s acceptance of those who fled, countries because they disagreed with the policies of the Royal Canadian Legion does not feel that this the day and would not serve in the nation’s military type of action should be memorialized or celebrated when called. To do so would be to mock the hundreds of thouin any manner. It is the opinion of Canada’s largest veterans’ sands of men and women who served in both nations group that citizens of a nation have an obligation to when the situation of the day demanded tough deciserve that nation if called. It is further considered sions by the elected officials of the land. The right ot that those who disagree with the policies of the gov- citizenship in a nation presupposes the obligation of ernment in power have a right to leave that nation the citizen to serve when and if called buy the democratically-elected government of the day. and apply for citizenship elsewhere.

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Meet Dave By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff Dave Sutherland is a man of many talents. Originally from Corner Brook, the former Newfie is a first-generation Canadian: his father was Scottish and his mother was born in Newfoundland before it joined Confederation. He made the long trip west in 1982, headed for the bright lights of Fort McMurray. Everybody else made a killing in the oil patch, but Dave waited tables. “It was a blast,” he said. “Lots of young people, lots of parties.” He moved to Edmonton in 1986 and worked as a bartender for eight years. Along the way he decided to finish his education and spent 2.5 years at university, studying English literature and film studies. But his education ended in 1994 when he came to visit his friend in Windermere. “I arrived late at

night and stayed at the Red Coach Motel. The next morning I looked around at the mountains and the water and I decided never to go back.” Dave became what he believes was the first male bartender at the old Invermere Inn, now Copper City Saloon. And ten years later, he’s still serving drinks behind the bar. He’s also developed some very unusual hobbies over the years. He started making hot pepper jelly and giving it away to friends. Now Dave’s Hot Pepper Jelly is locally famous. He sells directly to friends, and also takes out a booth at the annual Christmas craft fair. “People tell me they put it on toast, spaghetti, even eggs,” he says. His next step: to patent the jelly’s secret recipe and start marketing in stores. Dave is also a devoted father. He has two boys, stepsons from a previous relationship named Brandon and Leland Davidson. You can often find the three guys hanging out in the movie store or playing golf. Dave still goes down home to see his mother and his only brother Steve, who’s stationed in Halifax with the navy. Dave has some strong views about the way we treat our armed forces. “The people in the service shouldn’t have to go to food banks,” he says ironically. And the equipment they use, he says, is a joke.

“My brother and his friends were pretty shaken up by the faulty electrical wiring in that submarine that killed one of their guys a couple of weeks ago. That should not have happened.” Dave is a very literate guy as well. He loves reading in all genres. Among his favourite authors are detective novelist Elmore Leonard and fantasy writer Harlan Ellison. He’s always had a hankering to take up writing himself. “It’s my dream to write The Great Newfoundland Novel,” he says. In the meantime he’ll practice by writing articles for The Pioneer. Dave says he’s getting a kick out of his new job, selling advertising for the newspaper and chatting with local business owners. “After all these years of working nights, it’s nice to meet people in daylight,” he says. “There’s a whole different world out there.” Some people don’t even recognize him since he cut off his trademark long ponytail a few months ago and donated it to the Cancer Society. “It was time,” he says. There has been another important change in Dave’s life. He and his girlfriend Kathy Degenhardt are settling down and buying a house together. “I love living here,” he says. “I’m looking forward to the day 20 or 30 years from now when someone might even consider me a local.”

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Members of Order of Eastern Star honoured

Five charter members of the Order of the Eastern Star were honored recently for their 50 years of membership in the Mount Swansea Chapter. The first meeting of the chapter was held on Feb. 28, 1954 and there were 41 charter members. Pictured above are three of the five honored members: Mickey Hess, Audrey Osterloh and Kay Frater. Missing are Louise Berrington and Allison Mitchell.


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spectacular fashion show with all the glamour of a Mardi Gras night in New Orleans brought rave reviews from a sold-out crowd at Radium Resort last Saturday night. “It was very professional, very highend,” said The Pioneer’s Madonna Young, who arrived at the event in a limousine with six other friends. The fashion show was organized by three local businesses: Tiffany’s Thredz, Details by JoAnne, and Bliss Hair and Esthetics. Eight models sashayed down the ramp showing off the latest in casual and evening wear. Pink is the hot colour this season, ranging from baby pink to hot pink to fuschia. But black is still the perennial favourite. “We’ll always have black,” said JoAnne Willox, owner of Details by JoAnne. She said this holiday season will see hemlines in all lengths, plus faux fur, beads and sparkle. “We’ve got cocktail dresses and evening pants, something for everyone,” she said. Tiffany Gulbe of Thredz agreed. “Decorative accents include brooches, pins, ribbons and big flowers on lapels,”

she said. “Ponchos are back, and so are skirts with asymmetrical hemlines and flowing pants.” Sandra Beingessner and her staff from Bliss performed magic on the models’ tresses. She said the event was an overwhelming success. As for the latest hairstyles: “Hair is still mostly straight, but we’re starting to see some curl happening,” she said. “And we’re going towards panels or blocks of colour rather than fine highlighting.” Adding to the sparkle of the evening were Mardi Gras themed costumes and masks worn by members of the audience. Lisa Matheson of Cranbrook was the grand prize winner. She walked away with three $150 gift certificates from the three sponsors of the event, plus bed-andbrunch for two at Radium Resort. Besides Bliss, Details by JoAnne and Tiffany’s Thredz, other sponsors who donated door prizes were: Interior World, Touch of Dutch, Pamper Yourself Spa, Kootenay Bough and Cone, Fifth Avenue Jewelry, Mary Kay Cosmetics and All Things Beautiful. The event raised $1,000 to beautify the downtown core by purchasing hanging Christmas baskets from Kootenay Bough and Cone, owned by Dee Horning. The baskets will be hung in time for the Light-Up Night on Nov. 19th.


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Legion Ladies still cooking By Pioneer Staff The local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary has cooked up a storm since 1956. “If I told you how many banquets and lunches we’ve put on in the last 48 years, you wouldn’t believe me,” says past-president Edna Godlien of Invermere, who joined the auxiliary in 1957, just one year after it was founded. Catering banquets has become the main fund-raiser for the organization, which was formed nationally to support the goals of the Royal Canadian Legion. “We help the branch out however we can,” Mrs. Godlien says. The Edgewater Ladies’ Auxiliary joined the group last year, so now there are about 40 members under the leadership of Tammie Dendy from Wilmer. Two of the local ladies have been members since 1956: Phyllis Lake and Honey Jones. “Preparing and serving food is hard work, and some of our members aren’t able to help out physically as much as they did,” says Mrs. Godlien. The Ladies’ Auxiliary welcomes all new members and you do not have to be related to a veteran or a Legion member to join. The women also sell poppies, donate to the scholarship fund, hold bake sales, cater for funerals, and coordinate the annual community Remembrance Day luncheon at the downtown clubhouse. If you see the ladies on Remembrance Day, make sure to give them a big thanks and an extra donation for all their hard work and their excellent home cooking. And remember the ladies are available to cater to your Christmas season parties. Here is Mrs. Godlien’s recipe for a favourite slice:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Ingredients 1 1/2 cups firmly-packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup butter-flavoured Crisco 2 tbsp. milk 1 tbsp. vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely-chopped pecans (optional) If pecans are omitted, add an extra half-cup of chocolate chips. Heat oven to 350F. Grease 13” x 9” baking pan. Place cooling rack on counter top. Place brown sugar, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until wellblended, add egg and beat well. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to shortening mixture. Beat at low speed until blended. Press dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly-browned and firm in centre. Cool completely. Cut into 2” x 1.5” squares. Makes three dozen bars.

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By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff

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Coats for Kids and Adults, Too

Do you have winter coats, mitts, tuques or boots to give away? There are dropoff points at all schools and many businesses throughout the valley, including the B.C. Liquor Store in Invermere, the Petro-Can in Athalmer, and Kootenay Savings and Credit Union and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. If you NEED warm winter clothing, it will be distributed at the Family Resource Centre, located in the old Forestry Building in Invermere, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. For more information, call Dano or Julie Saunders at 342-6387, or at Mom’s Upholstery, 342-0355.

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What happens if you and your spouse don’t agree on how the District of Invermere should be spending your tax dollars? Call the District office and ask for another budget survey. The annual survey form was distributed by mailbox to 1,500 households. Traditionally about 15 percent of the survey forms are returned, but the District of Invermere is eager to see as many as possible. And don’t worry about identifying yourself - it is not necessary to include your name on the survey. The survey consists of 31 individual questions, not ranked in any order of importance. Some items will be fairly costly to carry out while others are more aesthetic. The District will collect your answers and use the results to plan the town’s 2005 budget. For example, some of the questions are: • Would you support closing traffic around Cenotaph Park to make a larger public space downtown? • Would you support a traffic light at the Panorama turnoff? • Would you support maintaining Lot 4616 on Westside Road as designated parkland? • Would you like to see trees, shrubs and planters beautifying Athalmer? • Do you support increased funding for the public library? • Do you support a new boat launch at James Chabot provincial park? Please drop your form at the district office, or give it to the mayor or any of the other four councillors by Nov. 15. If you have misplaced your survey or did not receive one, call 342-9281.

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An Invermere citizen called RCMP recently to report receiving a phone call the evening before from a male caller soliciting funds for police officers and their families to help get offenders off of the street. The complainant told police he could hear swearing in the background of the phone call, and the caller did not identify himself or the organization he was soliciting funds for. In addition, the phone number on the call display was a private name and number. Columbia Valley RCMP or organizations on behalf of the RCMP are not collecting funds to help get offenders off the street. If anyone receives such a solicitation call, please contact the RCMP detachment to report the incident at 342-9292.

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Invermere Fire-Rescue, which includes the Invermere fire department and the Jaws of Life, responded to three calls on Halloween week. The RCMP asked Invermere Fire-Rescue to respond to a call of a fire on the main road to Panorama at 1:10 a.m. on October 30. Tires were extinguished. A dumpster fire behind the arena was extinguished just after midnight on Halloween night. On November 1st at 2:35 p.m. members of Invermere Fire-Rescue attended a report of a chimney fire, but this was found to be a homeowner burning out his chimney. Invermere Fire-Rescue attends calls from the RCMP, the Ambulance plus any calls directed to 911. Please call 911 to report a fire. The group consists of 26 volunteers including Fire Chief Roger Ekman.


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November 11, 2004

Fashion show held at Columbia House

Colourful character Rolf Herr models robe.

Clothes for people with special needs were the centre of attention at a recent fashion show at Columbia House. Easy Living Clothing showed off fashions that are easy to get on and off, with wraparound closures and large buttonholes. Twenty residents, plus five people who participate in the day program, laughed and applauded as Rolf Hess, along with models Sandy McKay, Kaleigh Traverse and Shelan Verge, strutted their stuff. The fashion show was organized by Activities Coordinator Laurie Lesmeister, along with Colleen Wagner and Marilyn Falkmann..

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Ron Mason, President of Copper Point Golf Course, prepares for Super Sunday.

Copper Point serving free Christmas dinner By Dave Sutherland Pioneer Staff Ron Mason is on a mission. The president of Copper Point Golf Course, along with associates from Bighorn Meadows and R.K.Heli-Ski, is planning an intimate dinner for 500 at the View at Copper Point, on Sunday, December 5th. The Super Sunday event is a way for the organizers to show appreciation to the people of the Windermere valley. To that end they’re serving up a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Originally planned to aid the elderly and the needy, the general public is encouraged to attend. There is no set price for the feast, but those who can are encouraged to leave a cash donation, with the proceeds benefiting the Invermere Food Bank. Turkeys and vittles will be provided with support from A.G. Foods, cooked in the Copper Point kitchen and served up by a team of volunteers. Buns will be provided by Quality Bakery. The event will run from 1 p.m. until the line-up ends. There will be festive music and a visit from Santa Claus is expected. Need a ride to Copper Point? Don’t worry - the folks at Fairmont Resort Properties are providing a bus to shuttle diners to and from the clubhouse. Why bother with an event of this size in the first place? Ron Mason puts it bluntly: “Besides the obvious benefit to the food bank, my partners and I thought this would be a fun way to show our appreciation to all the people in the valley who have supported our businesses in the last year. More importantly though, it’s a great way to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.” Jim Younker of R.K. Heli-Ski agrees. “It’s all part of part of living and working in a place as supportive as the valley is.” Adds Dean Forbes of Bighorn Meadows: “As an accommodation provider for Copper Point Golf Course, we’re proud to be a part of this.” Exhausted from all that Super Sunday shopping? Don’t feel like cooking, but would like to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal with friendly people? Then, pack up the family and join the team at Copper Point Golf Course on December 5th.

The Upper Columbia Pioneer • 11

November 11, 2004

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November 11, 2004

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DISTRICT OF INVERMERE BUSINESS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL The District of Invermere would like to hear from members of the business community that are interested in being part of the newly established Business Committee of Council. The Business Committee of Council will consist of 2 members of Council and up to 7 members of the public. The term for this appointment will be one year. Under the direction of Council the Committee would have task of reviewing commercial taxes, potential for downtown revitalization, street vending, the community signage program and other issues and then make recommendations to Council. Individuals interested in this volunteer appointment are requested to submit a letter to: Mayor and Council, District Of Invermere, P.O. Box 339 (914 – 8th Avenue), Invermere, BC, V0A1K0 Attention: Business Committee Those interested are asked to please have their letters submitted to the District of Invermere no later than Monday, November 15th, 2004. District of Invermere Box 339, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Tel.: (250) 342-9281 Fax:(250) 342-2934

I’m sure we were asked about a hundred times. “When do we go?” Just like little kids, the anticipation is sometimes overwhelming. “Do I have all my equipment? Do I have sharp skates? When do I have to be there? What time does it start?” These questions flash through our minds all day long. Finally, after a laugh-filled ride, during which a couple of hot chocolates or herbal teas have warmed our bellies, we arrive! By now, the familiar routine of donning our equipment is second nature. Soon we are ready to go. The horrific shock to the system when exposed to the minus 40 degree temperature inside reminds us that, yes indeed, we forgot to bring our thermal underwear! The opposition tonight is a formidable group that for some mysterious reason seems to be on the high end of the score on most occasions. “Do they try harder? Are they better than us? Or are they just acclimatized to this inhumane temperature inside the arena that we are forced to endure? I’m sure we will never know for certain. Oh, well. The hot chocolate and herbal tea we drink on the way home erases the cold and inspires the chatter. Such is our road trip to Canal Flats! Mason plays the Canal Flats All-stars Nov. 15 at 8 p m. Nov. 3 results: Bourcier over Jansen, Dearin over Raven, Fillatre over Julien and Mason over White. Nov. 17 Schedule: 6:45 p.m. H-B, 8 p.m. G - D, 9:15 p.m. F - E, 10:30 p.m. C-A.

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The Upper Columbia Pioneer • 13


Get fit for skiing! Action at the Arena

By Wil Cormie, Technical Director Panorama School of Skiing

‘Tis the season to be in shape. Yes, that’s right, another ski season is rapidly approaching. With only four more weeks until the hill is open to the public, skiers should be getting their bodies ready for what’s in store over the next five months. By using a simple exercise plan that suits your fitness level and skier ability, you can step onto the hill with newfound confidence and readiness. To ski down a mountain requires the use of all the major muscle groups in the body; therefore you must try to target these in order of importance. When I train for skiing I mainly focus on muscle and core strength training, joint flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. A form of exercise that is available to all of us is cardio vascular training. Whether you go for short walk, swim or, run 10k, you will be contributing to your physical fitness. By focusing on your target areas you can come up with some pretty good exercises. For your core strength you can do sit-ups, seated ab crunches and a really tough one called the push-pull. By lying

with your back flat on the floor, with your hands behind your head and your shoulders slightly off the ground, you start your legs in a pedaling motion by pulling your knees up towards your chest one at a time. Then, touch your knee with the alternate elbow and try to feel a slight twist in the abdomen. While keeping tension in your abs this will help to strengthen the oblique muscles. Do ten to twenty reps. If you have access to an exercise ball you can do a variety of drills for different target areas. You can also increase the difficulty for different results. Take your time, go slowly and work your way up so that you don’t injure yourself. Being in shape for the ski season will not only help you in your pursuit to become a better skier, but it will also help in the prevention of injury on the slopes, and your body will thank you for it. Remember . . . before starting a training program, consult your physician. Also make sure you see a professional trainer for a fitness assessment. There are great programs to prepare you for skiing, available this month at the Valley Fitness Center. Stay tuned next week as we give you tips to consider when buying equipment.

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

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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.

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Sundays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to Noon Fridays, 2:15-3 p.m. Fridays, 1-2 p.m.

Initiation House League Atom House League Novice House League Midgets vs. Kimberley, League Game Bantams vs. Fernie, League Game Senior Girls vs. Siksika, League Game Rockies vs. Golden, Junior B Midgets vs. Elk Valley, League Game Senior Girls vs. Okotoks, League Game Bantams vs. Elk Valley, League Game


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November 11, 2004

Valley Churches

What’s on your mind? By Rev. John Cuyler, Senior Pastor, Valley Christian Assembly


Sunday, November 14th 10:30 am Worship and Life Instruction. “The Heart’s Path.” Sunday School for ages 3 to Grade 7 during the Morning Service Sunday, November 21st 10:30 am Worship and Life Instruction. “The Heart Revealed.” 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, November 14th “The Test of Friendship,” Prov. 18:24, John 13:34 Sunday, November 21st Arlo Johnson from Prince George will be sharing. Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater Radium Seniors’ Hall • 342-6633

Memories - some are so wonderful, locking in our minds good times of days gone by. However, some are painful and haunt the lonely times. Memories of lost hopes and dreams, memories of poor decisions made, or hurtful events life brought our way. Memories cause us to reflect on the past. Remembrance Day is a time where we look back and honor those who fought and died for our country so we can enjoy the freedoms we have in this country today. But so many who were there have painful memories of fallen comrades and lost family members. I remember when my late father-in-law, a British veteran from WW2, stayed at our home several years ago. In the midst of his sleep he would cry out and kick and scream, yelling, “Help! Help!” tortured by the memories of war and horror that went along with it. His wife told us he did this often and sometimes became quite violent during the episodes. What was on his mind during those dark hours of the night that disturbed him to such an extent that he would react in such a violent way? Why could he not let go of these painful memories once and for all? Where can the tormented mind find release and peace? The human mind is a marvelous instrument created by God to record memories, both the good and the bad. The mind acts just like the hard drive on your computer. It records whatever you choose to save in it. If you choose to save a lot of garbage, it will save the garbage and if you choose to save the good things, it will save the good things. Our minds can be corrupted by what we fill them with or they can be kept pure by what we put into them.

The fact is what we choose to fill our minds with will determine how we live, how we talk, how we act and react. Thankfully, our minds can be reprogrammed and those negative hurtful memories can be replaced with more positive ones. It all hinges on what we choose to fill our minds with. The Bible gives us a very good recipe on what we should fill our minds with in the Book of Philippians Chapter 4. It says: “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’d do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious - the best, not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” (Philippians 4:8 The Message) What’s on your mind? Are you dwelling on the “best” or the “worst”? Are you filling your mind with “the beautiful” or the “ugly”? Does your mind dwell on things to “praise” or things to “curse”? What you choose to save in the recesses of your mind will determine what kind of person you are and the kind of memories you will relive in the years to come. Our war vets deserve to be remembered for what they did and the sacrifices they made but here’s hoping that they are freed from those painful memories of the past. Hopefully they can move on and fill their minds with those things that are true, noble reputable, authentic, compelling and gracious, the best, not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. May their minds not be tortured with the pain of the past but with the joy and peace of the present they fought to secure. May we all keep our minds filled the best and not the worst. What’s on your mind, right now? What have you been feeding your mind with? What kind of memories will you have to relive in the years to come? We would all be wise to really think about it.

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November 11, 2004


Ski and Snowboard Gear 101

Syndicate Boardshop employee Darragh Osler. By Eric Lange Syndicate Boardshop With the price of new snowboard gear coming down so much over the past couple of years, buying used isn’t always the best idea. Along with the fact you are buying “as is” with no warranty, your usually getting gear that’s not so much used, but really, overused, and not worth your time. So here’s a guide to the basics of buying new gear, and the latest innovations. Boots, especially for the beginner, are the most important piece of gear. Without boots that fit properly, the board and bindings really mean

nothing. Boots, when new, should be suspiciously tight with toes just touching the end, as they will “pack out,” or get bigger with use. It is important to try on boots with the socks you normally ride in. Boots are where you should spend the most money, as you will notice the biggest performance difference when starting out. For those who have trouble tying your boots tight enough, or just hate doing it, try the new “BOA” wire lacing system, which with the turn of a dial tightens your boots with ease. No more bleeding hands. Bindings should be adjusted for every boot size, for maximum hold and to eliminate pressure points. The high back, or the forward lean of the binding, should be adjusted to force you to bend your knees a little bit, this will assist with turning and balance. It may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but will definitely help in the long run. New for this year is Burton’s “Cap Strap,” which goes around the front of the toe, as well as the top, and holds the boot back in the binding as well as down. This greatly increases performance, and best of all, comfort. Board length is really determined by your weight and what terrain you usually ride, but a good rule of thumb is the distance between your chin and the top of your head. If groomed runs are your thing, don’t be afraid of a board that’s a little longer, as it will only help with stability, and lessen chatter at speed. Also make sure a new board is properly DE-tuned before you use it - this makes the dreaded “edge catch” less frequent. And for the expert rider who wants the ultimate in performance, the new T6 from Burton offers an “Alumafly” core, made out of lightweight aluminum instead of wood, making the board

unbelievably light and snappy. Skis come in every size and shape depending on what terrain you want to use them on. But the trend, and the mission of most skiers, is to find a ski that will do it all. Skis for the most part are getting fatter in the waist, to float better in deeper snow, and usually with a little more sidecut, to turn easier on groomed runs. If you find yourself skiing groomed runs most of the time, go for a ski with a thinner waist with lots of sidecut. If you’re skiing the good deep stuff a lot of the time, go fat. Bindings, for the first time in 30-plus years, have been innovated. Line’s new Reactor binding laterally releases at the heelpiece as well as the toe, saving your knees in a backward twisting fall. Boots should be fitted very tight when new, as they will usually expand by about one-half size when worked in. For pressure points, or if you have foot abnormalities from broken bones etc., head to a professional boot fitter to custom fit your boot to your foot. For those who have an extremely hard time just getting your foot in your boot, try Nordica’s new HP slide in system. It’s just as easy as putting on your shoe. Syndicate Boardshop is located beside Subway in Athalmer.

BUSINESS FOR SALE By owner - first notice. Share sale. Located East Kootenay, BC. Option - key employees may invest. Gross $4Mil, EBITDA $475K (before mgmt. wage). Replies strictly confidential. Reply to Box 868, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

CLASSIFIEDS Phone: 341-6299 Toll Free: 1-877-341-6299 Fax: 341-6229 Email: Classified Deadline: Mondays 4:00 pm

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE New appliance parts for stoves, dishwashers, dryers and washing machines. 1869 13th Avenue or phone 342-6187. Craftsman tablesaw 3/4 horsepower $115 OBO. Store display equipment. 342-9636.

All classified ads must be prepaid by cash or cheque unless client has an existing account.

Two Yorkville Elite EX100 P.A. Speakers, professional quality. $1800 OBO. Kurt 342-3258.

Rates: First Week: $ 6.50 for 15 words (15¢ for each additional word)

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.

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, re-classify, revise, edit or reject any advertisement not meeting our advertising standards.

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Journeyman electrician preferably with experience in service work and/or 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Call 342-9918 or 3423838 evenings.

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GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 13. 909 - 10th Ave., Invermere, Apt. #106 (across from the Hospital). 10 am - 1 pm. Furniture and household items. NOTICES CRAFT SALE. Columbia Ridge Hall (approx. 13 km. south of Fairmont - left side). November 27, 9 am - 2 pm.

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Invermere Office: 250-342-6505

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Beautiful home situated to capture the stunning mountain and lake views from every room on the main floor. Timber frame accents, 4 BR and 2.5 BTR, River Rock chimney, window bench seat and hardwood flooring are a few of the details in this cozy home. Log barn, detached garage, tack room, rental suite. MLS#102437 $790,000.00

Experience the beauty of the valley from the unique heights of Pine Ridge Estates. A spectacular setting is the foundation of this distinctive and flourishing subdivision. With lake and/or mountain views, full services and architectural guidelines, these uniquely distinct lots are a great start. MLS#105126/27 $57,900.00 +gst

This private 11.16 acre parcel in Windermere has stunning views of the valley. Several water springs on the property and the potential to subdivide in two lots at the top end of the acreage. Conveniently located within a short drive to Invermere, must be seen to be appreciated. MLS#105518 $340,000.00

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Recreational Retreat

Wildwood at Panorama

Surrounded by artisans, this Windermere property has the potential for commercial, residential and recreational uses. Located on a large lot, enjoy a big new deck with lake and mountain views, separate entrance to a full basement, double garage with poured slab. MLS#105712 $379,000.00

This Radium Riverstone town home is a great recreational retreat with revenue potential. Fully furnished and equipped with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, this nearly new home is close to golf, shopping and the hot pools. A great time to invest! Donʼt miss out on this one! MLS#106500 $169,900.00

The cream of Panoramaʼs lots. This raised building site offers views of Greywolf golf course, the slopes and a stunning view of the Purcells. Just steps away form skiing, hiking and biking with the trail at the rear. The opportunity of a lifetime, and below market price, too! MLS#106587 $199,000.00+gst

Heaven has a View

This 2500 sq ft home has 800 sq ft of treated view decks which look out over the Rockies and Purcells. With 4 BR, 3 BTR and ensuite, in-floor heating, gleaming hardwood & sleek ceramic tiles, sunken living area, walk-out basement, custom-built cabinets, metal roof, finished wood siding and many more features too numerous to list... you must be intrigued! Call today! MLS#106653


Lakefront Living A rare lakefront home designed for year round living. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has an open design kitchen and vaulted living room complete with hardwood floors and fireplace. The guest/boat house is ideal for those hot summer days at the beach. Call for an appointment to view. MLS# NEW



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Contents News 2 Food 8 Jack Docking of Invermere, 1922-1944. Dinner, anyone? Fashion diva Ski season F R E E Faith 14 Sports 12 Business 15...