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Vol. 4/Issue 19
May 11, 2007
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A house at 800-4th Avenue in Invermere was destroyed by fire from an unknown cause on the evening of May 8th. This photograph was taken at the scene by neighbour Steve Horvath. See Page 3 for more.
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Fire victim says she feels lucky Neighbors Denis Zuk said he and his wife Lawrie were visiting their neighbours Steve and Maria Horvath when they smelled smoke. “My wife smelled smoke, like burning An Invermere businesswoman says she’s rubber and plastic and wood,” he said. “So counting her blessings after losing her home to we quickly got up and looked and the ﬁre ﬁre on Tuesday evening. was on the deck and making its way up to Sydney-Anne Porter, owner of AG Valley the edge of the roof.” Foods, said nobody was home at the time of the The Zuks called 9-1-1 but the ﬁre ﬁre. She shares her house with sons Eric and trucks were already on the way. It took anGreg Lapointe, and Greg’s wife Sarah, who is other few minutes for several ﬁre trucks to pregnant. arrive, including two large ones. The family was at a function in Fairmont “Nobody was home and nobody knew Hot Springs on Tuesday night. The two sons where the owners of the house were.” remained in Fairmont while Sydney-Anne and The cause of the ﬁre is still unknown. Photo by Cayla Gabruck He said Steve Horvath and another Sarah drove home early. They were coming neighbour helped ﬁght the ﬁre by spraying down the Athalmer hill around 11 p.m. when “At ﬁrst they were just going to stay with me for Sarah saw a glow in the sky. a couple of months until they found a place, but then water on the roof with a garden hose. Mr. Zuk said “I didn’t see it at ﬁrst. Because it was dark, I was we found that we loved living together as a family,” fortunately it had rained earlier in the evening. “I am still shaking,” Steve’s wife Maria Horvath focussing on the road,” Sydney-Anne said. Sydney-Anne said. When they realized the ﬁre was at the top of the She said they have been lent a timeshare at said Wednesday morning. “It was very close.” Invermere Fire Chief Roger Ekman said they rehill in Tunnacliﬀe Heights, they became alarmed. By Fairmont Hot Springs for the next seven days, but they ceived the call at 10:37 p.m. and by the time they arthe time they reached their house at 800-4th Avenue, will begin searching for a new home immediately. they could see it was engulfed in ﬂames. They will need room for four adults - and possibly rived, the house was fully engulfed in ﬂames. He said the cause of the ﬁre is still under investigation. A small crowd had gathered around the house, a baby, since Sarah is expecting in November. “Since we are all volunteers, there is a big adrenaincluding Sydney-Anne’s ex-husband, who was disSydney-Anne said nobody has any idea what startline rush when something like this happens,” he said. traught because he didn’t know whether anyone was ed the ﬁre, but it is unlikely it was a lightning strike. still inside. “That was my ﬁrst thought, since we have a shake “We don’t rush in with our eyes closed. Safety is ﬁrst Once it was established that the whole family roof and there was a lightning storm that night. But and foremost.” Sydney-Anne will turn 50 years old today, May was safe, Sydney-Anne says there was nothing anyone they were able to establish that there were no lightning 11th. She was expecting company for a birthday party could do except watch helplessly. strikes in the area.” The 14-year-old house was purchased by SydneySydney-Anne said she isn’t sure at this point in her honour, but she said that is the least of her worAnne four years ago. whether she will buy a new home, or rebuild. A lot ries. “A house is just sticks and stones,” she said. “We’re just so grateful to be alive.” Recently Sydney-Anne’s two sons moved here will depend on the home’s insurance policy. Meanwhile, the ﬁrst of many oﬀers of help arrived from Prince George to help their mother in her growSydney-Anne said she isn’t sure if anything can ing business. Two months ago the grocery store was be salvaged from the house, since it is oﬀ limits until Wednesday morning. JoAnne Willox, owner of Denamed the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce a proper inspection is done. But she said she doubts tails by JoAnne across the street, arrived with armloads of clothes for both Sydney-Anne and Sarah. Retailer of the Year. there will be anything left. By Elinor Florence and Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staﬀ
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RCMP Report During the week ending May 9th, police responded to 120 calls for service, including seven motor vehicle accidents and ﬁve alarms. A 21-year-old Alberta man was involved in an accident at the Dairy Queen. The driver accidently pressed the accelerator while parked in front of the Dairy Queen. The larger pickup truck up drove into the east-facing wall causing considerable damage. The police investigation found the driver to be impaired. Furthermore, the driver has never possessed a driver’s licence. April 29th: Police were contacted by a Brisco resident, who returned home from holidays to ﬁnd his purple Isuzu Trooper had been stolen. Police had recovered the vehicle the previous day as it was reported abandoned. The vehicle was left after it was high-centred. The steering column had been compromised.
investigating the incident in an attempt to identify a suspect. Police received a report of unknown vandals breaking two display case windows at the Toby Theatre. The front window had been smashed by vandals on April 15th. CP Rail contacted police after a train crew reported hitting a bike as a youth tried to jump the tracks in front of a train. The youth—described as a white, 15- or 16-year-old male with light hair, wearing a striped red and blue shirt and blue jeans—narrowly escaped the collision, unlike his bike. The CP crew recorded a video of the incident, which remains under investigation. May 3rd: An Invermere man parked his car near the high school to walk his dog. Upon returning, he noted that the rear and side windows were broken out.
April 30th: Police received a report of a seven-ton truck stolen near Windermere. A 442 backhoe was also in back of the truck. Tracks in the mud indicated the vehicle was headed south.
May 4th: Police received report of 10 to 12 youths at Cenotaph Park setting oﬀ ﬁreworks and littering. Police attended and dealt with the group, who cleaned up the area.
May 1st: Police received a report of two shoplifters in Invermere attempting to steal sunglasses. The two were described as a male and a female, both in their early 50s and possibly on drugs. Police attended the area, however, and the suspects had since departed. Patrols failed to located the duo.
May 6th: Police attempted to stop a vehicle for traveling 172 kilometresper-hour in a 90 kph zone. The vehicle attempted to evade police, who located the abandoned vehicle. When the local tow company tried to recover the vehicle, the driver returned, jumped into the vehicle with a spare set of keys and ﬂed as the tow truck operator was securing the vehicle. Police are pursuing the matter as dangerous driving, and the investigation continues.
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Premier’s comments Great Ideas for Mother’s Day! mystify Jumbo opponents Essentials
By Brian Geis Pioneer Staﬀ
Wildsight leadership and Premier Gordon Campbell are squaring oﬀ in a war of words over Mr. Campbell’s confusing statements about his administration’s intentions regarding the proposed resort in the Jumbo Valley. Since the adoption of new rules that allow the provincial government to create a resort municipality in the Jumbo Valley without approval of the regional district government or local voters, opposition groups have been trying to hold the premier to his promise of 2004 that local government will have the ﬁnal say in the matter. Columbia Valley environmentalists were elated last week when Mr. Campbell again stated that the decision would stay local, but elation turned to disappointment and confusion this week when the premier’s oﬃce denied Wildsight’s understanding of his comments. A press release issued last week by Wildsight’s Purcell Mountains Program Manager Dave Quinn described an exchange between protesters and Mr. Campbell as he was leaving the annual general meeting of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Governments. Invermere Councillor and Jumbo opponent Bob Campsall, who attended the meeting and snapped photographs of the protest, estimated about 65 people carrying placards mounted the demonstration. In response to direct questioning by Wildsight Director Jim Galloway, a participant in the protest, the premier stated that the decision would remain local. “I said, ‘Premier Campbell, will you talk to us for ﬁve minutes?’” Mr. Galloway explained. The premier’s pace to an awaiting van, he said, slowed a bit, but he didn’t avert his gaze. Mr. Galloway said he then asked the premier if he intended to keep his promise of October 14th of 2004 that the decision would remain in local hands. “He said, ‘Local government will be involved in the zoning of Jumbo,’” Mr. Galloway commented. Searching for clariﬁcation, he then asked, “Will local government be in charge?” According to Mr. Galloway, the premier responded, “This zoning issue
will be decided by local government.” The following Monday, Wildsight issued a press release applauding Mr. Campbell for reaﬃrming his government’s promise to give the ﬁnal decision of the proposed real estate development to the Regional District of East Kootenay. This week, the premier’s press secretary Mike Morton, in an interview with the Pioneer, said Wildsight misunderstood Mr. Campbell’s comments. Mr. Morton said he was present when the comments were made, but was walking ahead of the premier and had already ducked into the van. “Nothing has changed from three weeks ago,” he explained. “Wildsight was totally irresponsible for putting out that press release. It was totally hearsay. At absolutely no time was anything speciﬁc discussed about by whom or how the decision would be made. It was a very short comment made in haste as we were getting in the van.” Mr. Morton said the provincial government could still approve the development by creating a resort municipality in the Jumbo Valley. The correction leaves Jumbo opponents scratching their heads. In a follow-up press release, Wildsight corrected their previous assumption that when the premier said “local government” he meant the Regional District of East Kootenay. “Wildsight continues to seek resolve on the decision concerning the fate of Jumbo Valley, and we anticipate further clariﬁcation from the Premier’s oﬃce on this issue. In the meantime, we stand by our original iteration; that the destiny of Jumbo Valley should be resolved through the engagement of the public in a local, regional referendum,” Mr. Quinn wrote. Mr. Galloway defended the assumption and suggested that the regional district is the right venue for a local decision in the matter. “Dave made a reasonable but incorrect assumption that (Premier Campbell) was talking about the Regional District of East Kootenay,” he said. “We are concerned that the provincial government intends to turn the Jumbo Valley over to Radium Hot Springs which is 51 kilometres away.”
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In praise of single mothers By Elinor Florence Pioneer Publisher
It’s lonely at the top, and never more so than when you are a single mother. No matter how much ﬁnancial and emotional support you get from the absent father or others, the buck stops with you. The responsibility ranges from deciding whether your child should be allowed to eat junk food, to whether she should be allowed to get a tattoo, to the really hot-button issues such as curfews. At times you can feel trapped by something as simple as not being able to run down to the movie store because your child is asleep in bed. Hang in there, mothers. You’re doing the toughest job in the world and later your kids will grow up to realize this. In the meantime, when you get that homemade card or that great big hug on Mother’s Day, you will feel that their love is worth all the eﬀort. And if you’re working, too, bear this in mind: a recent study of children with working mothers and stayat-home mothers found not one whit of diﬀerence in their children - emotionally, socially or intellectually. Happy Mother’s Day to all single mothers - and to all mothers, everywhere. Especially mine.
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Dear Editor: In a few days Liz and I will move into our new/ old home in Powell River. We’ve said goodbye to our friends, paid our bills and moved Winn Weir’s bench to Connie and Grey Bradatch’s home (Artym Gallery) for safekeeping. Jessica and Graham Clare and their three children are taking over our house. It is a family home in a family neighbourhood and we are glad that it is staying that way. So please welcome them into our community.
We have many memories like: “spoken word nights” with Kate Reston’s English class; opening early as a ‘French bistro’ for Mme. Ballard’s French class, where Liz and I ensured that no one was served unless they ordered in French; having a lot of great musicians (yes, that certainly includes John Cronin) play at the Blue Dog; and most importantly, having a fun time providing all of our diﬀerent business services to locals and seasonal locals over these last 11 years. We have had a good time here. Our kids had advantages of good schools, good teachers, good medical care and a caring community. Cyd went to Ecuador
on a Rotary exchange and gained self-conﬁdence and knowledge that will last forever. Russell still can’t ﬁgure out how we knew he was doing wheelies when he ﬁrst got his license, and we thank Don for telling us, because we were able show Russell that his actions affect others. And now it’s time for us to leave. If ever you are out our way, drop by and say hello. Both Liz and I are in the phone book under separate listings. Liz Lane and Brian McLaughlin Invermere
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LETTERS Water comes ﬁrst
An eﬀective government addresses the concerns and needs of the people it represents, and when this mandate is properly met, it may embark in bold and visionary initiatives to either maintain or improve the quality of life of the electorate. I believe that RDEK has shown a passion for the latter while neglecting the former. For the last few years residents in Electoral Areas C, E, F and G have expressed concerns over the quality of our water. Turbidity issues and more disturbing health concerns have been dealt with by issuing advisory notices recommending boiling water, purchasing home ﬁltration systems or buying bottled water. It appears that tackling the problem with more aggressive measures like proper ﬁltration and puriﬁcation of our water would be prohibitively expensive. However, RDEK does not seem overly concerned about assuming the exorbitant cost to bring broadband to every home in our communities. Full page ads in both our local newspapers present an extremely supportive description of “The Project,” building the infrastructure to provide broadband access to everyone in our region. For this ambitious project it appears that spending millions is no major problem. To cover the initial cost mortgaged over 25 years, property owners in the aﬀected
areas will pay a total of $23,000,000. This state-of-the-art information network will enable residents and businesses to have access to high-speed internet, HD television, and telephone service. Am I the only resident who is already enjoying all three? I am not willing to see my taxes go up by $200 to $400 a year to reduce my internet surfing time by a few nanoseconds. However, the “Alternative Approval Process” makes it diﬃcult and cumbersome for those against this initiative to register their opposition. This process is clearly intended to tilt the balance in favor of constructing the infrastructure. In the public notice published in The Pioneer on April 20, RDEK sounds enthusiastic and visionary when it states that in the past, people thought of public infrastructure only in relation to water systems, sewers and roads. The ad concludes that “Times are changing and this proposal is about laying the foundation of our future.” If the “boring” infrastructures of the past were sound, reliable and safe, then it would make sense to look to the future. Since this is clearly not the case, let’s deal with the mundane issue of water quality before we tackle a high-tech dream. I encourage those who share my view to voice their opposition by submitting an Elector Response Form. Julio Esteban Invermere
Vote the Canadian Way Dear Editor: It seems to me that I must vote negative with the alternative approval process in order to ensure a proper democratic vote on whether to have or not have broadband provided in the valley at every taxpayer’s expense and possibly future savings and advantages. A 10percent vote from about 5,000 eligible residents would prevent RDEK from proceeding without a referendum. A referendum seems to me to be the only way for electors to express their wishes. The RDEK has seen ﬁt to publish
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Fill in your form by June 5 if you don't want tax hike Dear Editor: If you do not want your taxes to go up, you must ensure the Regional District of East Kootenay receives your “Elector Response Form” by June 5th. The RDEK wants to pass a bylaw to complete the Broadband system. Very simply put, the system would permit commercial enterprises (such as internet providers including Telus and Shaw) to buy space from the RDEK on a high-speed communications network. These commercial enterprises would then be able to sell to you, the residents of this area, high-speed service, such as high-speed internet. I am visiting my parents this weekend, who have owned property on the lake since 1953, and have lived here full-time since 1988. The taxes on their property are already prohibitive. My parents do not want their taxes to go up for the purpose of the Broadband Bylaw. However the “Notice” received by my parents - as if it were ‘junk mail’ in their mail-
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box - is not something that is easily understandable. I think most people would have just chucked it in the wastepaper basket as something not interesting to them. I am a lawyer who reads and writes contracts for a living, and I think the wording of the Notice was designed so ordinary people would not easily ﬁgure out what is going on. Those who do not want this bylaw must take active steps to obtain a form, ﬁll it out, sign it, and return it so that an RDEK oﬃce has it by June 5th (a postmark in time is not suﬃcient). It is hard to believe that the RDEK can presume the electors approve the broadband bylaw if 10 percent of the electors do not send in these forms. However, if 10 percent of the electors do turn in the forms, the RDEK will have to put it to a proper vote. Barbara J. Vallance Fort MacLeod, Alberta
Dear Editor: Do We Need Broadband? I say NO with the alternative approval process re: broadband, and I am hopeful that the required ten percent number of residents do likewise. This non-essential service will have to be paid for over 25 years by additional taxation by all, whether or not it is used. Additionally, business users can deduct the cost on their taxes but homeowners cannot. Large places like Cranbrook, Kimberley, Golden, and Invermere don’t have it and Radium turned it down in a referendum. We have adequate highspeed internet and can increase the speed for a modest sum. We have TV and phone at acceptable prices. I understand that we are
presently paying with taxes for the ﬁbre-optic cable stretching from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen, not connecting at either end but to serve as the backbone to carry signals all over the world. I have been told that a private company has been established in Radium and that the hook-up to homes is free, covered by the monthly fees. For some reasons and other unanswered questions about what new technologies might make this system obsolete in the near future, I think we should hold oﬀ and do more study about it. Joe Lexa Invermere
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Out & About This painting entitled Paradise Basin by Jenn Woodburn will hang at Pynelogs Cultural Centre from May 15 to 27. Work by four other artists will also appear: photographer Jill Unger, painter Jill Bukovnik, painter Kathleen Turnbull, and digital photographer Kimberley Rae Sanderson.
Wings Over the Rockies Art Show • Pynelogs Cultural Centre Celebrating over 25 artists. May 1 to 13, 11 - 4 pm daily. Wings Festival Migration Centre at Pynelogs. Featuring silent auction items and displays.
Cinefest Movie · Volver · Toby Theatre What does ART mean to you? Monday May 14 at 7:00 pm. Presented by Harrison McKay Communications. Visit columbiavalleyarts.com for our current events calendar, or call 342-4423.
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At the Library The Devil’s Feather, by Minette Walters Reviewed by Sheila Bonny In Minette Walter’s mystery, The Devil’s Feather, the chaos of war camouﬂages the brutality of a sexual psychopath. Reuters’ correspondent in Iraq, Connie Burns, has been working to expose a British mercenary she believes is a serial rapist and murderer. When she disappears on her way to the Baghdad airport, coalition authorities believe the seizure is an act of revenge for the abuse of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison; but when she is released after three days with no injuries or information about her captor, some dismiss the abduction as a publicity stunt.
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Night in the Museum Deja Vu Dream Girls Alpha Dog Last King of Scotland
However, the psychological trauma of the experience transforms Connie’s life. She ﬂees home to England, cuts oﬀ contact with colleagues, assumes another name and cowers in a remote village. She writes in her notes, “There’s a scream inside my head that won’t go away.” Befriended by an eccentric farm woman and a country doctor, Connie gradually regains some strength. She renews her mission to unmask the murderer, but lives in suspense and terror, knowing that he will track her down. Despite the peaceful English countryside setting, Walters’ tale is imbued with horror and mystery. At the end, readers are left puzzling, “What really happened in that farm house?”
Because I Said So Catch & Release Music & Lyrics Breaking & Entering Fur: An Imaginary Portrait
Pan’s Labyrinth Arthur & the Invisibles The Fountain Stomp the Yard Seraphim Falls
well with Alex’s musical abilities. Haley Bennett, as teen mega-star Rhonda Fisher, is hilarious playing an amalgam of several of those air-headed super-star songstresses that have come down the pike in recent years. The script provides enough funny lines and amusing situations to keep you smiling throughout, and, surprisingly, the faux-80s tunes sung by Grant’s character sound almost like the real thing. Brad Garrett, from TV's Everybody Loves Raymond, and Canadian actor Campbell Scott round out the capable cast, as Alex's agent, and Sophie's scoundrel of an ex, respectively. Music and Lyrics was written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who also penned both "Miss Congeniality" movies. RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 HEADS
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MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS
Out & About Please call 341-6299 or Email us at email@example.com to enter your event in our FREE listings.
Toby Theatre • May 9 - 12: Blades of Glory • May 16 - 19: Wild Hogs
Wednesdays Until May 16th: • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: • 9:30 am -noon, Akisqnuk Health Centre. • 2 pm - 4:30 pm, Edgewater Legion Hall. • 1-3:30 pm, College of the Rockies. For info: 1-866-902-3767.
Tuesdays Until May 22nd: • 7-9:30 pm: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Invermere Hospital boardroom. For info: 1888-902-3767.
Monday, May 7th through Sunday, May 13th: • Wings Over The Rockies Festival “Conservation in action - Working together for the birds.” Invermere. A variety of ﬁeld trips and presentations throughout the week. For info: 342-3210. • 7 pm: Wings Over The Rockies - ABC’s of Birding with Randy Hopkins. College of the Rockies, cost $7. For info: 342-3210.
Friday, May 11th:
Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th: • 6 pm - 9 pm Friday, 10 am - 5 pm Saturday: 2007 Home and Recreation Show, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Presented by the Kinsmen Club. For info: 341-1172.
Saturday, May 12th: • 10 am: Fundraising Event! Mount Nelson Athletic Park 8-km Running Race, and 3-km Fun Run or Walk, starting at J. A. Laird Elementary School. Register May 11th, 6:30 pm-8 pm, or May 12th, 8:30 am- 9:30 am. For info: 342-8737. • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm: UCW Lunch & Bloomer sale, Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. • 10 am - 2 pm: Canal Flats Garage Sales. Maps available at the Civic Centre, watch for signs. For info: 349-5447. • 6 pm: 11th Anniversary Gala Banquet, Wings Over the Rockies. Keynote presentation by naturalist Ben Gadd. Held at Eagle Ranch Clubhouse. Cost $65. For info: 342-3210.
Sunday, May 13th: • 7:30 am: Grand Slam Challenge for Cancer Anniversary Tournament, hosted by Mountainside, Creekside, and Riverside Golf Resorts. Buﬀet breakfast, enjoy 9 holes at all three golf courses starting at 9 am, plus buﬀet dinner starting at 4 pm. Make a team or join a team. For info: Mountainside 345-6514, or Riverside 345-6346 extension 25.
Monday, May 14th: • 7 pm: Columbia Valley Arts presents Cinefest pick “Volver”, Toby Theatre. Admission $10.
Tuesday, May 15th:
• 8 am - 11 am: Wings Over the Rockies. Hike to the source of the Columbia River with local history buﬀ Colin Cartwright. Meet at the Municipal Oﬃce in Canal Flats. Cost $10. For info: 342-3210. • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Mother’s Day luncheon, Edgewater Legion. Chili or Quiche, salad, bun, dessert, beverage, $5. Sponsored by All Saints United Guild. For info: Jean, 347-9344. • 7 pm - 10 pm: Open House Style Gallery Show of Photographic Prints, Pilates Pursuits Studio, (new Parkside Place Mall across from Pothole Park) refreshments available. For info: 341-5786, or www. naturalart.ca.
• 8:30 pm: AGM Rockies Hockey Club, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena mezzanine.
Wednesday, May 16th: • BC Hydro presents “Turn It Oﬀ Day” to promote energy conservation.
Saturday, May 19th: • 9 am - 2 pm: Radium Library Book Sale, Main Street, Radium Hot Springs. • 9 am - 1 pm: Estate Sale, 7578 Pioneer Avenue, Radium Hot Springs.
Sunday, May 20th: • 7 pm: 80’s Reunion Weekend featuring Trooper. Opening band, Stand By for the Bomb. For info: 342-5873.
Sunday, May 27th: • Kat Danser, a sassy and sensitive songwriter playing in Mississippi blues form, performs at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. For info: 342-7108.
Friday, June 1st - Saturday June 2: • Square Dancing, Radium Community Hall, Radium Hot Springs. For info: 347-6573.
Friday, June 1st - Sunday, June 3rd: • Canal Days: Pancake breakfast, parade, ball tournament, dinner, and live music. Canal Flats, B.C. Saturday, June 2nd: • Spilli Chilli Cook-Oﬀ, Spillimacheen. For info: 1250-346-3390. • 8 am - 5 pm: Forest Industry Career Expo, Cranbrook Recreational Centre. Entertainment for all ages, guest speakers, special demonstration events and door prizes, admission is free. For info: Tracy McGuire 1-250-426-9274.
Monday, June 4th: • 7 pm: Columbia Valley Arts presents Cinefest pick “Away From Her”, Toby Theatre. Admission $10.
Friday, June 8th: • 9 am: Regional District of East Kootenay board meeting. For more info: 1-888-478-7335.
New Video Releases Tuesday, May 15th: • A Little Trip To Heaven • Creepshow 3 • Pan’s Labyrinth • Stomp The Yard • Arthur and the Invisibles
• The Last Sin Eater • Hoboken Hollow • Seraphim Falls • The Fountain
OTHER • Radium Public Library is compiling a local history book, titled “Big Horn Small Talk”. If you have any short stories, photos, poetry, history, or crazy facts, submit to Box 293, Radium, V0A 1M0.
May is Free Lesson Month
Visit the Driving Range at Eagle Ranch on Saturday afternoons in May and receive free lessons offered by one of our CPGA Professionals. Our range is open everyday for practice: $10 unlimited balls for one hour or purchase a 15 visit punch card for $125. Looking to elevate your game to a new level? We offer numerous camps and opportunities to play with the Pro as well as ladies and junior programs. Please call or visit our range to inquire.
Elevate Your Game Call 1-877-877-3889 or locally 342-0562 to make a reservation today or visit www.eagleranchresort.com
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May 11, 2007
MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS
David Thompson’s life and times celebrated at museum’s ﬁrst show
Submitted by Dorothy Blunden Windermere Valley Museum Curator Spring greetings from the Windermere Valley Museum. Teachers and students are reminded of the upcoming History Fair at the Museum on June 2, 2007. Projects from essays to art work . . . from models to maps . . . from displays to more displays . . . all celebrating the life and times of David Thompson will be accepted at the Museum up to 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. Judging will take place during the morning of June 2 and prizes awarded at the Museum’s Opening Tea that afternoon. More information is available from the Curator at 342-2005. The Museum opens for the season on Saturday June 2 at 2 p.m. As this is the beginning of the David Thompson Bi-Centennial celebrations, the museum will be featuring The Life of Thompson in our Valley, with emphasis on Kootenae House. We are please to display the artifacts found during the archaeological dig at Kootenae House in 2005. These artifacts are on display courtesy of Parks Canada and the National Historic Sites of Canada. The Museum has been the site of a great deal of spring activity. Through the eﬀorts of Team Chris-
We don’t take summers off
tensen, and the kindness of the Lions Club, the museum now has a wagon shed to house and protect the wagons in our collection. The shed will showcase the horse and wagon era in the valley. Also new on site is the Lord’s cabin, previously located in Radium. Donated by the Lord family, the cabin represents the beginning of the ‘recreational’ era of the valley, and will be used to display our sports and recreational artifacts. The Historical Society welcomes new members and volunteers. If you would like to be a part of the preservation of the Valley’s history, call Marg Christensen at 342 9434 or the museum at 342 9769. Remember . . . history is what has been written . . . the past is what really happened!
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VALLEY VOICES RING OUT AGAIN - The 48 members of the Valley Voices community choir under the leadership of Ken Mallett, right, performed their Spring Show last weekend at Christ Church Trinity before a packed house on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Fraser Smith was the featured performer on his hand-made guitar. Photo by Cayla Gabruck
Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere
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YOUR MONEY Top ten investor tips
Investor, know thyself. That’s the best advice for people who are intrigued by playing the market but don’t know their own strengths and weaknesses. Here are some tips to help you make the best decision. 1. Don’t try to time the market by jumping in when you think it’s going to go up, and out when you think it’s going to go down. The odds for success are low, even for the experts. People tend to have the most conﬁdence to buy at market highs, and the strongest tendency to sell at the lows. By the time they feel comfortable buying back in, the market is well on its way up again and they’ve missed much of the gains. Decide how much of your savings you feel comfortable investing in stocks or stock funds, then make a commitment. 2. Keep tax consequences in mind. For example, interest from bonds or GICs is fully taxable as income, while only one-half of capital gains on stocks are taxable. Dividends are also taxed less than interest, making preferred shares a good alternative. 3. Set up a regular contribution plan. If you ﬁnd it hard to come up with your RRSP contribution at deadline time, make regular monthly contributions, automatically deducted from your bank account. This is known as “paying yourself ﬁrst.” 4. Start saving as early as possible for children’s post-secondary education. Compound growth can make a huge diﬀerence over time. If you invested $10,000 at your child’s birth and never added another cent, with an average 10-percent annual compounded return it would grow during 18 years to more than cover the estimated $70,000 cost of a four-year post-secondary degree. 5. Consider your whole family in your investing and ﬁnancial planning, taking into account such
issues as the ﬁnancial situation of your parents, any assistance you may want to give your children for various life events – including post-secondary education, weddings or home-buying – and estate planning concerns. 6. Make sure you have a will and keep it up to date. Why should your assets go anywhere except where you want them to when you are no longer around to have a say? 7. Set life goals for investing, and know your objectives and risk tolerance. Before deciding if a particular type of investment is right for you, consider whether you will need the money in the short, medium or long term. Also consider whether you are looking for income, or for growth. 8. Avoid overreacting to the recent short-term behavior of your investments. It usually results in selling last year’s loser after it’s had most of its losses, and buying this year’s winner after it’s had most of its run, or vice versa. Choose your investments wisely to begin with, and weather the ups and downs. 9. Select the right investment advisor. Managing your investments and your ﬁnancial plan is more complex than ever. With so many products to choose from and so many important decisions to make, even seasoned investors ﬁnd the task diﬃcult and time consuming. A competent, experienced advisor will ease your burden and help you reach your long-term ﬁnancial objectives. 10. Invest globally. The Canadian market represents only a fraction of global markets, so if you’re limiting your investments to Canada, you are missing out on a world of opportunity. Investing globally provides your portfolio with the advantage of geographic and sector diversiﬁcation to help you reduce risk and increase long-term returns.
Market Action S&P/TSX Composite Index Dow Jones Industrial Average Nikkei Oil (New York) Gold (New York) Canadian Dollar (in US dollars)
As of May 7th, 2007
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449.37 249.97 269.79 -4.24 6.90 0.0068
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Essence of Sound will rock your ride - not just from young people, from all age groups.” He’s also looking forward in branchIt started out as a hobby, but now ing into installing audio systems in some Joseph Lyons, 40, has turned his love for of the many boats here in the valley. One of Joseph’s services is custom cars into his own business. Joseph is the proud owner and op- interiors. This means that the audio erator of Essence of Sound, a newly- equipment is specially installed to suit opened business located in Invermere the requirements of the car owner. The buyer also indithat specializes in autocates the color, the volmobile audio works. “I am very picky. ume, and the location, “It’s not just about I treat every car like along with many other stereos,” Joseph said. things regarding the se“It’s about personalizit is my own.” lected accessories. ing your car for you.” - Joseph Lyons “I am very picky,” Essence of Sound he said. “I treat every specializes in everything car like it is my own.” from simple stereo inAlong with excellent workmanship, stallations and audio troubleshooting to Joseph prides himself on customer relamarine audio and video systems. Essence of Sound is not Joseph’s ﬁrst tions. “It is key for me to make people look into the world of sound. He has been interested in the ﬁeld since he was happy,” he said. Joseph arrived in Invermere in early young and he used to watch his older April, but is no stranger to the valley. brother tinker with cars. Joseph has been working in the car He moved from Mississauga, Ontario audio industry for a total of 18 years. to be with his girlfriend Mildred Van’tMost of his career so far has been spent Padje and son Emmaneuel. He said his girlfriend moved here with Audio Magic, an Ontario-based company, with whom he was employed because she was subject to terrible migraine headaches back east, but here the for 10 years. Joseph has also done work on many climate has improved her condition. Along with creating a successful competition cars and has won numerous awards for his work at car shows, in- business, Joseph is looking forward to cluding second place at the Performance putting on some of his own car shows around the valley. World Show and Shine in Toronto. For more information on Essence of Unlike many other businesses, Essence of Sound caters to every age group Sound and to see some of Joseph’s work, and the feedback Joseph is receiving has you can visit his website at www.essenbeen nothing but positive. Joseph said ceofsound.com. You can also come get a look for older people also want to have the best yourself May 11 and 12 at the Home possible sound in their vehicles. “I have done two car shows around and Recreation show at Eddie Mounhere, and I have gotten a huge response tain Memorial Arena. By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staﬀ
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Columbia River Basin Education Workshop The Canadian Columbia River Forum (CCRF) invites you to attend a one-day informational workshop on water and watershed issues in the Canadian Columbia River Basin. When: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from 8:30am – 4:30pm Where: Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook The deadline to register is May 15, 2007. To register for this free public workshop, or to receive a copy of the agenda contact Marilyn Christensen, Canadian Columbia River Forum Coordinator at 1-250-278-0025, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop topics include: 1. How the Columbia River system is managed. An overview of the Columbia River Treaty and other major management agreements. 2. Major emerging water management issues in the Canadian Columbia River System. 3. Major water management issues in the US portion of the Columbia River System and how these issues may affect Canadians. 4. The impact of climate change on the water resources of the Columbia Basin. How Climate Change might impact the management of water between Canada and the US in the future. For more information on the work of the CCRF visit www.cbt.org/les/CCRFbackgroundpapernal.pdf.
LAKEFRONT PLAN—A small majority of residents say ‘no’ to development of the west side. Photo By Brian Geis
Planning for Lake Windermere By Brian Geis Pioneer Staﬀ An overwhelming majority of residents who live on the west side of Lake Windermere do not support development of the west side of the lake. However, if all respondents to the recent survey of Lake Windermere area residents are counted including those who live on the east side of the lake, the margin falls to 51 percent, still a slight majority. Regional district planner and Lake Windermere Oﬃcial Community Plan coordinator Karen Higgins recently released the results of the stakeholder survey conducted as part of the planning process. The survey was the ﬁrst opportunity, she noted, for the public to participate in the Lake Windermere oﬃcial plan process, now in its ﬁfth month. “We are pleased with the response rate of 27 percent. It’s better than average for this type of questionnaire,” Ms. Higgins commented. “The responses appear to provide a respresentative cross-section of the residents and property-owners within the area plan.” “Based on past experience with this type of survey, the responses were about what I expected,” she said. “If anything surprised me, it would be the response to development on the west side of the lake. Further exploration of the potential for development on the west side of the lake will be an item that will be on the agenda at the participatory workshops.” According to the results, 51 percent of the 758 responses to the questionnaire said they do not support development on the west side of the lake. Forty-three percent said they did. Eighty percent of the respondents who indicated they reside on the west side of the lake oppose its further development.
Water and sewer infrastructure topped the list of stakeholder concerns, she said, followed by concern for the lake, its wildlife and watershed. Eighty-seven percent of respondents are not currently served by community sewerage service. “The areas with sewer service are deﬁnitely in the minority,” she said, “with the newer developments of Lakeview Meadows and the proposed Resort at Copper Point being the most recent.” There wasn’t a dramatic diﬀerence of opinion in the responses between year-round and seasonal residents, but they did diﬀer on some topics. Sixty-two percent of the respondents said they were seasonal residents. Only a third of the respondents said they live in the area all year long. Of the respondents that said they prefer a slower rate of growth and development (56 percent), seasonal residents did so by a greater margin than year-round residents, 63 percent to 46 percent, respectively. The next chance for area residents to participate in the process begins next week. A series of participatory workshops have been scheduled for the coming months. The workshops will provide an opportunity for members of the community to contriburte to the development of a collective vision for the plan area. Residents and property owners in the Lake Windermere Oﬃcial Community Plan area are invited to attend one of the workshops to be held at Windermere Community Hall on the following dates: • Wed., May 16, 7-9:30 p.m. • Wed., June 13, 7-9:30 p.m. • Sat., June 16, 1-3:30 p.m. • Tues., July 24, 7-9:30 p.m. • Sat., July 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Meet Cayla Gabruck My name is Cayla Gabruck and I am the new summer reporter at the Columbia Valley Pioneer. I am also a new addition to the valley itself, but I am looking forward to becoming part of your community, as opposed to just a summer resident. I am a born-and-raised Albertan and I grew up in the small central Alberta community of Killam. Now if you think Invermere is small, please be advised that it does not hold a candle to the tiny population of Killam, which is pushing 1,000 people. I grew up playing volleyball and basketball and I am hoping to get into coaching local sports teams here in the valley. After my graduation from high school in fall 2005, I moved to Calgary, where I am currently completing my second year of Applied Communications at Mount Royal College, specializing in journalism.
For the past year, I have worked on the Calgary Journal, a small community newspaper that serves southwest Calgary. In addition to covering sports, I also focused on happenings around Mount Royal and I am very excited to be returning as sports editor for the Journal in the fall. When I am not slaving away with school and the Journal, I work with the Alberta Volleyball Association running camps and clinics for grades K-12 and working club tournaments on weekends. One of the most exciting things in my future, other than this summer of course, is completing my ﬁnal semester this winter in Hamilton, New Zealand. As you have most likely gathered, I am not much for introductions. Nevertheless, I do look forward to getting to know many of you . . . hopefully it won’t be while I am covering court!
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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS LAKE WINDERMERE AREA OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN What is your future vision for the Lake Windermere area? How much development should occur and where should it be located? What areas should be conserved? The RDEK is holding a series of participatory workshops for the Lake Windermere Area OCP and this is your opportunity to share your answers to these questions with other community members and RDEK staff. Come be a part of the development of a collective vision of the future for your community at one of the scheduled workshops: Wednesday, May 16 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm Wednesday, June 13 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm Saturday, June 16 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm Tuesday, July 24 - 7:00 to 9:30 pm Saturday, July 28 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm All workshops will be held at the Windermere Community Hall located at 4726 North Street, Windermere BC. Registration for all the workshops is required and can either be done online through the RDEK website at www.rdek.bc.ca/ocp/ or by phone at 250 489-2791. If you have any questions about the workshops please contact Karen Higgins, Planner at 250 489-0313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLUMBIA VALLEY ROCKIES
Take a step towards making cancer history
This June 9th/10th, you’ll have an opportunity to give hope to those affected by cancer by running or walking in the Columbia Valley Relay for Life. Organize a team of your friends Take a step towardsandmaking history family for cancer 12 hours of fun, friendship, and fundraising.
Auctioneer: Tex Lortscher HIGH COUNTRY AUCTIONS SATURDAY - MAY 26, 2007 INVERMERE COMMUNITY HALL
As the Columbia Valley Relay for Life Honorary Chair, For more information I invite you, my community, to joinonme June 9th Canadian and 10th in the 2007theRelay for Cancer Life. Together our Society’s Relay For Life, community can comeortogether to give hope to those to register your team, call 250-342living with cancer. 0784, visit www.cancer.ca. or pick up a
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the Rockies. Organize a team of your friends and family, pledge an individual or team, purchase a luminary or come out LOCATION: David Thompson with the whole familyRELAY to show your support as teams Secondary School make their way around the track. DATE: June 9th/10th, 5PM – 7AM (Opening Ceremony 7PM)
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Applications now being accepted for Columbia Basin Trust’s College Community Service Awards The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is offering twenty, $2,000 awards for students who plan on attending Selkirk College or College of the Rockies. The College Community Service Awards are based on active and signicant volunteer service, not on academic achievement. The awards are designed to acknowledge students who have been volunteers in their communities. Applicants must be twenty years of age or older to apply, and the deadline is May 31, 2007. Applications and guidelines are available at any CBT ofce or at www.cbt.org. Applicants planning to attend Selkirk College can also visit www.selkirk. ca, while those planning to attend College of the Rockies should visit www.cotr.bc.ca. For more information on the Columbia Basin Trust or to sign up for BasinLink, our email newsletter, please visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.
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With less than a month left for residents of regional district areas C, E, F and G to vote against two bylaws that would empower the regional district to borrow $12.5 million to deliver ﬁbre-optic broadband service to homes up and down the valley, opposition to the initiative is surfacing. Unless ten percent of eligible electors vote against the project in the Alternative Approval Process, the regional district can proceed with the project without a referendum. If more than 10 percent of the eligible electors vote against the measure, the regional district could call for a referendum on the matter and a clear majority for or against would decide the matter. Alberta residents are inelegible to vote, even if they own property in the service area. The prospect of residential ﬁbre-optic broadband service was made possible by the installation of Columbia Mountain Open Network, a federally-funded ﬁbre-optic backbone serving the East and West Kootenay. Initiatives to connect individual communities to the CMON backbone have met mixed responses that range from enthusiasm to suspicion. The Lakeview Meadows Com-
munity Association sent a letter to the regional district outlining their concerns about the district’s initiative despite the ineligibility of the majority of their members to vote against it because they are not residents of British Columbia. In a show of solidarity, the leadership of the association said the group prefers to be referred to as a collective, instead of identifying individual leaders. As a group, the community association announced that 92 percent of their 292 property owners, mostly seasonal residents, oppose the regional district’s broadband initiative as it is currently proposed. In their seven-page missive to the regional district, delivered in response to the district’s invitation for comment, the association detailed their reservations on three main counts. “Our primary concern on the focus of the project is that the target market is relatively small and narrow in terms of supporting such a large infrastructure installation through the region,” the letter reads. Secondly, “it is our view that the taxpayer is being subjected to signiﬁcant long-term, 25-year ﬁnancial commitments with broad exposure to further ﬁnancial risks and ineﬃcient use of funds,” the letter goes on to explain.
Lastly, “we are certainly concerned,” the letter reads, “that upwards of 50 percent of the prospective customers of the system have prospectively had no say on the project.” Alberta residents who own a majority of the property in Area F are ineligible to vote as part of the Alternative Approval Process. Without any further investment, growth or use, the community access network would cost taxpayers in areas C, E, F and G about $1 million per year for the next 25 years. The regional district said it will cost taxpayers no more than $0.43 per $1,000 of assessment. For the owner of a $500,000 home, the measure would add an extra $200 to their annual tax bill, about $0.55 per day. The regional district mounted a massive public education campaign in recent months which included town hall meetings and ﬁve weeks of advertising. Eligible electors who want a full referendum on the matter must deliver their elector response forms to the regional district oﬃces by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5. For more information, contact regional disrict Chief Financial Ofﬁcer Shawn Tompkin at 250-4892791 (1-888-478-7335) or visit the regional district web site: www. rdek.bc.ca.
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SHOW US YOUR PETS
This beautiful photograph of Diego and Rivera was taken by their owner, wildlife photographer Brad Hill of Invermere. This was one of a total 80 entries in our Pet Photo Contest. The winners of our draw were announced last week, and this week the remaining photographs appear. If you missed our contest this year, please watch for it again next spring. Thank you to everyone who entered their beloved, gorgeous, funny and interesting animals. A cheque for $400 was presented by Pioneer Publisher Elinor Florence to Judy Koss of Invermere, who accepted on behalf of the Cranbrook Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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SHOW US YOUR PETS
Jasper & Buckley - owned by Sarah Jean & Jen Buckert
Barkey, owned by Patsy Nicholas
Buddy, owned by Gwen Blondeau
Bingo, owned by David Woods
Cleo, owned by Monique Burgoyne
Colby, owned by Carrie Rickards
Carol Dobson and the pack.
Diego (with his dog), owned by Gwen Blondeau
Elke, left, owned by Linda Andrich; with Rhys, right, owned by Ray Picton
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SHOW US YOUR PETS
GP, owned by Owen and Abbey Wagner
Hurley, owned by Mira Van Zwaaij
Jake, owned by Pat and Blair Blakley
Kobi, owned by Zac and Liam MacDonald
Notes, owned by Bryan and Linda Hookenson
Peanut, an African parrot owned by George Gordon
Zorro, owned by Sam Fiddler
Rev and Nitrous in their robes, owned by Nicole and Shawn Kohorst
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Tucker, a gosling owned by Evelyne and Kurt Baertschi
Tiger, owned by Bruce and Cec Smith
Cricket, Nelda and Nancy, owned by Sue MacDonald
Sophie and Winston, owned by Carmel Robbins
Skip, owned by Alexis and Alanna Westergaard
Sisco, Dierks and Wolfgang, owned by Leslie and Kim Barker and family
Rufus and Spike, owned by Lola Nicholas and Irvine Whitehead
Jack the cat and Rufus the dog, owned by Taylor and Zoey MacKay
Pia and Dexter, owned by Evelyne and Kurt Baertschi
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Thanks for the rescue boat! Dear Editor: Ahhh - Friday, coﬀee at Gerry’s Gelati and The Pioneer. I have a thank you and a story for you. Thank you – for the Pioneer’s coverage a year ago of Joey’s and my extreme kayak adventure on the lake – caught in the storm, valiant eﬀorts to rescue us by Windermere Volunteer Fire Department, locals, visitors and paramedics. But no boat. It was with counselling and time that my son-inlaw and I both recovered from the hour in the water, in the driving sleet and wind. The Pioneer’s coverage story was picked up by CBC and the squeaky kayak paddle got the grease – Windermere Volunteer Fire Department now has a
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Rescue Boat! The Rescue boat will never pre-empt common sense, proper boat training and no drugs or alcohol on the lake, but it is a start. I hope we never use the boat or that all associated stories will have a happy and “I’m so grateful” ending. I invite you to share Lake Windermere, respectfully treating the water and shores as if they were your very own personal property. Remember the birds and ﬁsh were here ﬁrst. Crisanna MacLeod Windermere
Thanks for helping clean up our streets Dear Editor:
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Columbia Valley Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, I would like to heartily thank the sixty volunteers and generous donors who made the April Door to Door campaign a success. A great team of 57 men and women knocked on doors from Columbia Lake to Edgewater, and three handled the paper work and bank deposits. Our valley contributed over $16,000 that will be used to fund cancer research, advocacy, prevention education and patient support. Sheila Bonny Campaign Chair Invermere
The Invermere Branch of Wildsight thanks all those who gave up their time to lend a hand and clean up the streets and parks of our town. Students could be seen around town celebrating Earth Week by contributing to a cleaner environment. A few people braved the cold, rainy weather to help with our own community cleanup Sunday, April 29th. Due to poor weather conditions, the cleanup was called oﬀ. Community members are encouraged to spend some time in the coming weeks picking up strewn garbage around their neighbourhoods. Bags and gloves can be picked up at the Lake Windermere Project oﬃce, located in the old municipal building in the corner of the Community Centre parking lot. Heather Leschied Invermere
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We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Dr. Rose, the nursing staﬀ and cleaning staﬀ of the Invermere Hospital for the wonderful care of Margaret Shackleton in her ﬁnal days and especially for the care and support of her family during such a diﬃcult time. A special Thank You to Christi and Cindy from Gayle. "Margaret Shackleton’s Family %
Thank you...from the bottom of our hearts. We feel blessed to live in this wonderful Valley we call home. To Roggi & the Boys Thank you for your wonderful care and fast response. To Nan & Pops, Phillip & Noreen, Jacques & Shelly Thank you for taking over when we needed you most. To our family, friends and neighbours Thank you for your prayers, visits, phone calls and well wishes. Also for the wonderful cards, owers and gifts of kindness during this time. Last but not least Thank you to our Quasar crew for doing you what do best! Gary is at home now and getting better by the day. Love all Gary, Coreen & Lucas
On behalf of the Executive Members of Legion Branch #71, please accept our sincere thanks for supporting our East Kootenay Zone meeting. Your contributions made the event an awesome success. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
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Writer moved to ﬁnd work Dear Editor: I hear there was an anti-Jumbo rally in Golden, 60 people attended – including two elementary school classes? I wonder if the kids had a referendum before attending. When I ﬁrst noticed little school kids out on walks holding onto a rope, led along by a teacher, I thought “what a great idea.” Now all I picture is kids tied to a rope, dragged along by their very political teachers – how sad - the opponents really stooped to a new low with that one. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any weirder, along comes Dave Quinn. “Mr. McKenzie started out by explaining that he tried unsuccessfully to support his family by working at Panorama, and was driven to work in the forest industry.” Mr. Quinn and Wildsight give us yet another example of their need to distort reality to make their case. This is how the opponents have been ﬁghting Jumbo for 16 years, distort what the project is, and repeat it as often as possible. Mr. Quinn seems to take a perverse pleasure in my personal misfortune when I attempted to raise a family in the East Kootenays. When I lived locally I worked winters at Panorama and summers in forestry. I lost my forestry job when the forest engineering company I worked for went from 22 to two employees. I wasn’t driven to forestry; the lack of it drove me out of the valley. Please forgive me if I’m not surprised that Quinn has diﬃculty following this simple story. Mr. Quinn said: “(McKenzie) ﬂed to the coast when the going got tough.” Who wasn’t insulted here? Everyone knows someone who moved out of the Koo-
tenays due to a lack of opportunities. Many Kootenay kids are forced to move to ﬁnd work. We all know them – they didn’t leave when the “going got tough” - as Quinn’s bizarre logic suggests. Mr. Quinn continues his tirade: “(McKenzie) offers Kootenay residents his advice to support a real estate development that would create hundreds of minimum-wage, ski industry jobs . . .” Mr. Quinn should talk to those people who are making a living in the ski industry, not insulting them. Many are in positions that support families, while others are young and getting there ﬁrst work experiences along their career path. The ski industry employs mechanics, electricians, accountants, etc. Mr. Quinn managed to insult an entire industry with that one. How many British Columbians are leaving for other provinces because there are limited opportunities here? I guess that is Wildsight’s vision – export excess citizens out of the province rather than employing them at sustainable projects using their own Crown land. Mr. Quinn: “There are high-proﬁle business owners (Kicking Horse Coﬀee), professional athletes (Scott Niedermayer and Beckie Scott), politicians, doctors, lawyers and trappers, who have all come out against Jumbo. So, if I support Jumbo does that mean I lose my family doctor? Mr. Quinn, I stopped letting celebrities inﬂuence my decisions when I was nine years old. I’m sure that’s true of most adults. Ian McKenzie Ladysmith
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Cathy’s Workshop: maxims of woodworking By Cathy Dalrymple Pioneer Columnist This week I will take you through some basic steps to approaching a woodworking project. Haste makes waste; waste not want not; measure twice, cut once; reduce, reuse, recycle. All of these adages should be kept in mind when planning a project. Besides the fact that you will save time and money by approaching your project in a pragmatic manner, you will also be environmentally friendly by not wasting or purchasing unnecessary materials. Haste makes waste: Begin with an idea and make it a plan. It doesn’t matter if it is a window box or a sundeck, the process is the same. You need to draw out your project as well as you can; a simple drawing that you understand is ﬁne. Graph paper is helpful for layout as it already has a scale. Not only will this help you visualize your project, if done accurately you can get a precise material and cutting list from it. Although this may seem an arduous task, you will be thankful for it as a reference throughout your project.
Waste not want not: Now that you have a drawing and a cutting list, you can determine the material list. Although they seem like the same thing, one is the actual size of cut needed (cutting list) and the other is a shopping list (material list). When making your shopping list, bear in mind typical lengths and sizes of materials at the lumber store. Lumber is sold in two-foot increments beginning at eight feet. For example, you might want a 2x6 which is the width and thickness, but you can choose lengths of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 feet, etc. Sheet goods, plywood, etc., typically come in 4x8 sheets. When designing your project you should build based on these numbers such as an eight-foot deck rather than nine feet, as you would have to waste a foot of material with each piece. You should also consider buying a 12-foot piece of lumber and cut it in two when needing six-foot lengths rather than cutting down an eight-foot piece, and wasting two feet of wood. The same stands true with sheet goods. Measure twice, cut once: If possible, lay out a pattern similar to a dress maker to use as much material per sheet as possible. Plywood is structurally non-directional (just as strong along the grain as across, since it is many layers perpendicular to each other). Therefore if it is not esthetically im-
portant, don’t be afraid to have the grains going either direction. It is good practice to cut your large pieces ﬁrst. If you make a mistake, you can use the piece for a smaller cut on your list. When it comes to fasteners, nails, screws, bolts and so on, you can purchase these by weight and get only what you need. Unless you do a lot of projects around the house you don’t want to store extra nails and cut-oﬀ pieces of plywood. Reduce, reuse, and recycle: If you do have extra material around the house, take an inventory to see if you can use some of it in your projects before you purchase more. Go through your paint stash, too! You can also save money and the environment by removing and reusing hardware from broken furniture you plan to discard. I have found some real treasures during spring clean-up and at garage sales, from solid oak table tops to antique hardware. A little sanding and cleaning is all it takes. Cathy Dalrymple owns Toby Creek Custom Woodworking in Invermere. She is a custom builder of furniture and cabinets, and she restores and reﬁnishes furniture. She is also a contributor to Canadian Home Workshop Magazine. Call 342-3022 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Windermere ladies tee oﬀ season The Windermere Valley Ladies Golf Club began their golf season on April 27 with their traditional Putt Attack followed by Wine, Cheese and Chatter. Twenty-three ladies put their early season putting skills on the line and the following foursomes emerged victorious: First-place team was Jaclyn Marshall, Cathy Vashell, Carol Stanford and Norma Piche. Second-place honours went to the team of Ruth Gordon, Lorna Scott, Donna Edgar and Connie Watson. The hottest putter of the day belonged to Mary Jean Anakin. The season started in earnest on May 2. Despite blustery winds and threatening skies, 21 ladies played a Low Net round. Winners were: Flight 1 Jaclyn Marshall, Flight 2 Ev Wolf and Flight 3 Nora Eﬀord. Doreen Stewart took home the Putting Pot and Mary Jean Anakin had the ﬁrst deuce of the season. The Windermere Valley Ladies club meets each Wednesday afternoon at the Windermere Golf Course and invites newcomers to join them for a day of good golf and friendship. See you there.
Grand Slam Challenge for Cancer
TOSSING, CATCHING AND TWIRLING — Local twirlers compete in the 2007 BC Baton Twirling Provincial Championships. Kootenay Baton Konnections athletes turned in some of their best performances ever, resulting in 13 ﬁrst-place ﬁnishes. Picture here are (top) Olivia Rad and Ciona Thompson. At right, Cory Archer and his Albertan partner Jenna Jemieﬀ and, far right, Martina Shovar.
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The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and the Riverside Golf Resort cordially invite you to attend the Grand Slam Challenge for Cancer Anniversary Tournament in celebration of The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s 50th anniversary and Riverside Golf Resort’s 20th. This special event will take place on Sunday, May 13th and is hosted by Mountainside, Creekside and Riverside Golf Resorts at Fairmont Hot Springs. All golfers will play an enjoyable nine holes of golf at each of the three golf courses which have been donated by Ken Fowler and Mr. and Mrs. Don Seable. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Your registration, along with your payment, entitles you to a buﬀet breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., plus a buﬀet dinner starting at 4 p.m. Get your team together or come and join a team and contact Mountainside at 345-6514 or Riverside at 345-6346, ext. 25. We look forward to your participation and your assistance in helping the Canadian Cancer Society . For more information, contact Rosemary Clarke at 342-3039.
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The Green Zone By Harold Hazelaar Last week, the gruesome foursome consisting of myself and three contractor buddies decided that Copper Point was as good a place as any to destroy some fairways and tee boxes. With an average group handicap of 23, far more slices, hooks, toppers and complete misses are going to be demonstrated than an actual crisp, pure golf shot. Throw in a bit of rain and wind, new golf clubs, a beverage or two and look out! The strange sound made when the 460cc “Sumo Square” driver contacts a golf ball is hilarious. It sounds like a baseball bat making contact with a tin garbage can! This is a sound we heard more often than not on this ﬁrst day of use for Arnie. Finally, on the last hole, a perfect shot came oﬀ the face of this uniquelooking driver. The ball sailed straight and true forever. His score on the hole was still a seven. Copper Point plays to a yardage of 6541 from the blue tees and a Par 70. This is one of my favorite valley courses and is also rather diﬃcult for my group of golf buddies, as it seems to have sand situated in the perfect places for our shot abilities. The rough is some of the worst stuﬀ to play out of, and par is only a wish and a prayer if you frequent this terrain. Most holes are a challenge and only on the par 3 Seventeenth, could anyone reasonably expect to make birdie. The Eighteenth tee box begs us to try to clear
the water by taking a mighty swipe at the ball and I swear you can hear a tiny snicker immediately after hitting your drive! That of course is followed by a “sploosh.” Our foursome, as we consistently do, scored a number higher than our claimed handicap, but nevertheless, we had a great time in large part due to the facts that it didn’t rain and we were not at work. My favorite hole at Copper Point is the ravine-traversing dogleg, par 4 Thirteenth. This hole demands two consecutive excellent shots to a difﬁcult green that is very, very stingy in giving away birdies. Par is a great score on this hole and I think I even did it once! I believe that the staﬀ at Copper Point are second to none and look forward to visiting them and playing this gem as often as I can. The Pro shop has an awesome array of clothing and I think they still have one or two more pink golf shirts, if anyone wants to look as good as I do when you go out for a round! The Green Zone Quote of the week is: “Real golfers don’t cry when they line up their fourth putt.”
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PIONEER ON THE ROAD EN MEXICO—A trio of Pioneer travel photos from sunny Mexico. At top left, Sharlene Scoﬁeld was photographed in Manzanillo, Mexico on her way to her favourite snorkelling spot. At bottom left, the Wilson Family poses with New Year’s Baby Jamie Elizabeth Wilson in Mazatlan. At left, a photo of Madison (left) and Jessica (right) Hromadnik on the Playa Las Glorias beach on the Bay of Banderas in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. “As a side note,” the Hromadmiks reported, “your paper was a hit with the other Canadians we met at our resort as it made the rounds on the beach! It was an awesome time.”
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Workshop on Toby Creek Road $500/month. Call Stan 341-3134.
Very private acreage with outdoor enthusiasts appeal near Spillimacheen. 2-bedroom house, pets okay, rent or lease negotiable. Please fax interest to Attn: Jack (780) 485-5140.
Edgewater Townhouse, 1000 sqft w/new deck & siding. Low strata fees, immediate possession available. $179,000. 341-7068
New lots along Crescentwood coming. Commercial lots available NOW for less! Acreage West of town - Edgewater Developments 347 9660, edgeh2o@ telus.net.
Mrs. Cherill Lynn Hoobanoff of Canal Flats, BC passed away peacefully in the Cranbrook Regional Hospital on May 4th, 2007 at the age of 69 years. Cherill will be deeply missed by her many friends, immediate family members and her sister Melanie (Ted) Gough. Cherill is predeceased by her mother and father, Grace and Ben Murgatroyd. She is also predeceased by her first husband Frank Johnson and son Brian, along with her husband Peter Hoobanoff through a second marriage. She is survived by her children: 3 daughters, Tana Gertner, Sylvia Ray and Jo-anne Pighin; 2 sons, Leonard Johnson and Ken Johnson along with their husbands and wives. Grandchildren: Logan, Monty, Dallas and Amber Gertner, Joey and Brandon Ray, Stacey and Darren Pighin, Jessica and Ty Johnson, Colton and Blake Johnson. Great grandchildren, Tyrell James Gertner along with two grand expecting. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Hoobanoff in the Canal Flats Community Hall on Friday, May 11th, 2007 @ 2:00 pm, with Pastor Gary Semenya officiating. In lieu of flowers, we feel Cherill would rather donations be made to the Canal Flats First Aid or to the Seniors Club, as she always wanted to help others. In charge of arrangements: Mark Memorial Funeral Services, 2024 Industrial Road #2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R2, Ph: (250) 426-4864, Fx: (250) 426-4819.
Klimuk, Peter 1921 – 2007 Mr. Peter Klimuk, beloved husband of Justina Klimuk, passed away at the age of 86 years, on April 20, 2007 at Carewest George Boyak Care Centre. Peter is survived and dearly missed by his loving wife Justina, sister-in-law Elia Klimuk, and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers Klimens (Helen) and Karl. Peter was born on January 9,1921 in Mulczyce, Poland. He served in the Polish Division of the British Army during World War II in various countries of the Middle East, and in Italy at the Battle of Monte Cassino. After the war Peter, his brothers Karl and Klimens (and his family) and their father Nestor immigrated to Canada and settled in Radium Hot Springs BC. As a carpenter by trade, he built and operated the Valley View Motel in Radium, and was one of the original Pioneers who helped to build many of the motels and various other businesses and homes in Radium. Peter loved to spend his winters in Acapulco, Mexico where he met and married his wife Justina. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in Calgary where they have resided since 1974. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (100, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6). Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at LEYDEN’S “CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE” (corner of 17th Ave. & 2nd. Street SW) at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007. Funeral Mass celebrating Peter’s life was held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (4718 Worcester Drive SW) at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 with Rev. Julian Studden, Presider. Graveside service followed in St. Joseph’s section, Queen’s Park Cemetery (3219 – 4th Street NW, Calgary). Arrangements entrusted to Leyden’s Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre. Tel: 228 4422 www.leydens.com.
CHEERS to Emily Paget and her friends, Natalie, Christina, Marcia, Melanie and Micaela for donating over $70 from their garage/bake sale to the Cranbrook SPCA. The animals really appreciate it.
CHEERS to the gentleman who returned my green chariot stroller that was lost. The kids now have transportation again.
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WANTED TO RENT Family of 5 with mature children looking to rent a home long-term for June 1st. Call Carissa 3426368. Invermere location – female professional firefighter looking for reasonable 1-bedroom accommodation. Immediately. Very clean and quiet. 342-4259 or 341-1751. Mature couple and roommate seeking rental home in Invermere area. Pets okay. Reasonable. ASAP. 341-5295.
SUITES FOR RENT CONTRACTORS: self-contained cabins by the week or month, 250345-6365, Fairmont Bungalows.
CONDO FOR RENT 2-bedroom Condo, N/S. N/P. Must be quiet. Available immediately. Long term only. Semi furnished. $900/month plus utilities. 3429446. Large 1-bedroom condo, Radium available long-term starting July 1st. Fully furnished includes all utilities. $900/month (250) 4274997 or 347-6468. Available June 1st, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at the Peaks in Radium. 7 appliances, heated underground parking and storage. Outdoor pool. Indoor/outdoor hot tub. N/S, N/P. $900 + DD. (250) 347-9762.
1976 Mobile home buyer must move, asking $15,000 obo. Must sell, call 342-2686. 1973 Boise Cascade Model Trailer 63’ x 12’. Must be moved. Good condition includes 12’ x 10’ side porch addition. Perfect to put on that acreage until you’re ready to build. We did, now we’re building. $13,500 OBO. Call (250) 342-1322.
HOMES FOR SALE No realtor fees until May 14th! Walk to Invermere schools. 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms on large treed lot. Office plus den with woodstove. Attached garage, garden shed, playground plus vegetable garden. (250) 342-0753. 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 1000sq. ft. townhouse in Edgewater. Completely renovated, new appliances, deck, low fees. $199,000 341-7068. An affordable ready to move in 1500 sq ft home in Windermere - 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, den area w/wood burning stove, finished basement, central vac, all appliances and window coverings on a nicely treed and fully fenced 66 x 120 lot. $299,500. Call Lee or Sharon (250)-498-6298. Lochend Gardens, 130 - 11th Ave, Invermere. Gorgeous homes starting at $349,900. Mountain views, river rock, cedar, porches/ patios, gas FP, laminate, maple, A/C, garage, low condo fees and much more. Show home open Sat/Sun 12-3 p.m. www. lochendinthevalley.com (250)342-5229.
LOTS FOR SALE
LOST & FOUND Found, canoe at Lake Windermere. Call to identify. 341-5038.
GARAGE SALES SPUR VALLEY RESORT SALE Toys, furniture, antiques, camping equipment, appliances, vehicles. Let’s make a deal! Saturday, May 12th 10 to 4. Good weather Garage Sale, tons of kids stuff and more. Saturday, 9 to 12, 1209 – 9 Street, Invermere. No Earlies, please! May 12th, 9 to 12 noon. Misty River Lodge, Highway 93, Radium. Furniture, household videos, books and more. Also selling ’82 Mazda pick-up. $500 obo. 3479912. BIG GARAGE SALE Antiques, furniture, bike gear, kitchen stuff, cappuccino machine, etc. No Crap! Everything goes! Saturday, May 12th, 8 am – 2 pm, 2111 – 13th Avenue, Invermere Garage/Moving Sale. Furniture, dryer, microwave, bicycle, tools, miscellaneous. Sunday, May 13th, Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th. 8270 Hobbit Frontage, Dry Gulch. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. No Early Birds. Garage Sale, Saturday, May 12th @ 9:00 am. 1409 - 17A Street (off 15th Avenue).
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VEHICLE FOR SALE
Garage Sale, Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 to 12:00. TV & stand, hide-a-bed, odds and ends. 10 – 640 Upper Lakeview Road (Highlands).
For sale – Queen mattress, boxspring and frame. Small chest freezer. Double Sofabed. Book shelf units. Lamps (table & floor). 345-4055
1964 Comet Caliante Convertible. No motor or transmission, disassembled. 342-8767.
Housekeeping Wanted - 30 hours a week, $10-$14 per hour. Apply in person with resume to Arlene at Chalet Europe, Radium 3479315.
Yard Sale. Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 am. Buffet & hutch. Lots of miscellaneous goods. Lemonade stand and toys. 1679 Rocky Mtn Avenue, Windermere.
VEHICLE FOR SALE
Jepson Petroleum Ltd. has a fulltime office position available at our Invermere site. Knowledge of general office procedures, computer competency and above average people skills are a must. This position involves warehouse work and requires some physical strength. Competitive wages and benefits. Email: invermere@ jepsonpetro.com, Fax: (250) 3422900, Phone: (250) 342-9915.
Invermere, BC - Electrical Contractor requires Journeymen Electricians preferably with F.S.R. ticket. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume: (250) 342-3862 or call (250) 3429918.
MISC. FOR SALE Manure, well aged, will load. $70 per pickup load. Phone Elkhorn Ranch 342-0617. Golf cart. BagBoy 3-wheel pull cart. Like new. $65 obo. 3428771. 2001 Norco Atomik. Bomber Z3 shocks. Juicy 7 brakes. High Roller front tire. Mavic DH Wheel. 6 rides. $700 obo. Jason/Wayne 342-6135. . 5 gals. HH interior/exterior alkyd grey primer. 5 gals. BeautiTone exterior acrylic latex flat hunter green paint. Over $350 value – sell $250. 342-3110. New Yamaha Electric Piano with seat. Sensitive touch, 88 keys, $1,800. Near new Casio Digital Piano with headphones, 88 keys, $400. Call Stan 341-3134. Aged horse manure, Great for gardens, $50/truck, loaded. Or bring your own containers. 3421526.
$10,000,000 in vehicle inventory. Go to www.cranbrookdodge.com to view complete inventory. 1982 Yamaha, 750 Virago, excellent condition, new tires, lots of chrome. $2,500. Please call 341-5524. Blue 2007 Ford Ranger FX Level 2 only 2500 kms with loads of options call for details. 270-9323 or 342-3528. Better than a sports car! 1998 Ford Crown Victoria. Ex RCMP Ghost car, very reliable, always well maintained, new brakes, new tires. $5,500 OBO. Call (250) 342-6954. 1994 Sunbird, 133,000 km, new tires, new battery, new muffler, 5-speed. $1,200 obo. 342-7379. 2003 Chevy Blazer, 4-door, 4x4, loaded. Colour silver. 87,000 km. Excellent condition. $13,500. 341-5027 (cell).
BUSINESS FOR SALE HELP STOP GLOBAL WARMING and put money in your pocket. www.4planetearth.com/wolf or call Wolf (250) 688-0044
SERVICES Simes Painting: interior and exterior, new homes and existing, quality woodwork finishing, laquers, staining, and clearcoating. Call Barry. 342-0572 Windermere. Flooring installations including lino, carpet, vc tile, laminate, and hardwood. Plus handyman work including new decks, renovations, framing, and roofing. Call 3479192, 341-1235. PROFESSIONAL WATER WITCHER Need to drill only once due to cost of drilling for water for your house or property? Call Vito Nevoral, (250) 265-4914. Webpage: Waterflow.port5.com ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt @ 342-3569
& Air Conditioning New Home Construction
342-1167 We supply part and service FOR ALL MAKES of: • snowmobiles • motorcycles • quads
CAREERS Peppi’s Pizza Now hiring full and part-time Cooks, Servers & Dishwashers. No experience necessary. Staff accommodation is available for full time staff. Apply either in person with a resume at Peppi’s, by phone at 342-3421, or at peppisitalianfuel@yahoo.
Part-time position (2 – 3 Days/ Wk) for fast growing local business. Looking for friendly, self-motivated individual to look after customers & miscellaneous office administration. Please fax resume: 342-7103 Attn: Stacey.
Come be part of our team! Radium Resort has openings for the following positions: Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Bellperson, Room Attendants, Cart Attendants Starters/Marshals, Cooks at the Springs Golf Course and The Resort Fax resume to: 250-347-6298, email frontdesk@radiumresort. com, or drop off at the front desk of hotel. Legacy Kitchens, a leading supplier to the new home industry, is seeking experienced Kitchen Cabinet Installers for new homes and renovations in Invermere. Must have cabinet installation experience, full tools and reliable vehicle. Successful applicants will be positive self-starters who have an eye for details. These are ongoing contract positions that are paid by piece work. Available Immediately. Apply by mail to Legacy Kitchens, Box 820, #5 – 9994 Arrow Road, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0. By Phone: (250) 342-3577. By Fax: (250) 342-3395.
Fitz Flooring is looking for an energetic, responsible person for light office duties on Saturdays 9 to 3. Call Don 342-6649.
Radium Vacation Rentals and Timberstone Property Management is seeking a part-time contract cleaner in theRadium area. Please call and leave a message for Robin 3476900.
Full-time/Part-time Nanny. 3 children ages 6 to 12 years. Phone: (250) 345-4535 or Fax: 345-6348.
Ferrier’s Land and Waterscapes is searching for one exceptional person to round out our team. This person should have good communication skills, require minimal direction and take pride in their accomplishments. Punctuality, reliability and transportation are essential. Wage will depend upon qualiﬁcations and interview. Resumes can be sent to: Fax: 250-342-8860 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Panorama Mountain Village is currently recruiting for; Full-time Opportunities
• Retail Manager • IOA Accountant • Activities and Events Supervisor • Rooms Supervisor • Grounds Supervisor • Lift Maintenance • Lodging Product Support Coordinator • Group Sales Coordinator Panorama Mountain Village offers on hill staff accommodation and amazing staff bene¿ts. Full-time opportunities offers comprehensive bene¿ts and pension plans. Seasonal and full-time positions receive reciprocal ski/ mountain bike passes for resorts through British Columbia and Alberta. Additional resort privileges are also offered. To view job descriptions, please visit us at www.panoramaresort.com/jobs or email your resume to call Nicole Morgan at email@example.com
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Strand’s Old House Restaurant taking applications for parttime and full-time evening dishwashers. Phone or apply to Tony Woods. 342-6344.
Full-time/Part-time Housekeeping positions $12/ hour. Living accommodations provided. Apply Fairmont Bungalows (250) 345-6365, Fax: 345-6348, email: bungalows@ shaw.ca.
Landscape/Grounds Support Part-time seasonal (15-25 hours/week), possibility of leading to part-time year round for the right applicant. Wage $11.50/hour with a bonus at the end of the season. Duties include watering & mowing of lawns, raking and general upkeep of grounds. Occasionally may be asked to assist the maintenance department. Please send resume to Radium Valley Vacation Resort, fax (250) 347-9808 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Customer Service Representative Full-time seasonal, possibility of turning into part-time position over the winter months for the right person. Wage $13-16/hour with a bonus at the end of the season. Duties include Front Desk/Reservations, guest services and various general office duties. Please send resume to Radium Valley Vacation Resort, fax (250) 347-9808 or e-mail: radval@ shaw.ca.
FREE MOVIE RENTALS F/T or P/T, Join our team, receive good wages, free rentals, benefits and retention bonus. Please call Thora 342-0057, email ghvinvermere@hotmail. com or drop off resume at Gone Hollywood.
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Please call 345-6123 or 341-1626 Ask for Sandi.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Within 3 local businesses all positions available. 2 grocery stores •1 coffee shop. Located in Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs. To apply: Phone Ryan 250-345-0045 • 250-341-7345 Fax: 250-345-0075 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Full-time position Tire Man. Experience preferred but will train. Phone Jason 342-6517 (w) or 342-3777 (h).
The Pioneers “Out & About” section on page 11, is full of local community events going on every week!
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A market leader in quality engineering, planning and geomatics services, Focus Corporation offers professional consulting services from ofﬁces in major centers throughout Western Canada. As a result of fast paced growth, we need a highly motivated, well organized and responsible Administrative Assistant to join our team in Invermere. Marking its 30th anniversary this year; Focus is a company that remains true to its Values…… and our People First philosophy. Focus is about our people, our clients and our communities. You can be a part of a dynamic team that continually strives to exceed client expectations, and to turn opportunities into success. As a member of one of Alberta’s Top 25 Employers and a Top 50 Fastest Growing Company, you will experience the unique opportunity to shape the future of Focus. Along with an exciting, challenging and dynamic atmosphere, we offer an excellent compensation package that includes a competitive salary, excellent group health beneﬁts, and a group RRSP plan along with the opportunity to work in a progressive environment.
Outgoing responsible people required for in-store and yard employment. Come to Rona (Ace Hardware) with resume. 410 Borden Street, Invermere. TURF ‘N’ TIMBER CONTRACTING LTD. is looking for a energetic, self-motivated, reliable individual to assist in irrigation and waterscape installation and general landscaping duties. Transportation is a must. We offer competitive wages and weekends off! Please send resumes to e-mail: email@example.com or fax: 250-347-9723.
CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Tuesdays at noon Phone: 341-6299 Toll Free: 1-877-341-6299 Fax: 341-6229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org All classified ads must be prepaid by cash or cheque unless client has an existing account. 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 successful candidate must be proﬁcient at multi-tasking, able to work with minimal supervision and have the ability to work within a fast-paced environment meeting tight deadlines. Duties of this position will include administrative support to various groups, document and correspondence preparation, preparing reports and proposals, and handling incoming and outgoing mail, along with other administrative tasks. This position requires an individual who has a professional attitude and an excellent work ethic along with strong communication, organization, teamwork and proven time management skills to provide quality service. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed post-secondary training from a recognized institution and who have experience working within an engineering consulting environment. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce is a must. Is this the opportunity that will truly shape your career? Please forward your resume in conﬁdence quoting competition number 07-04-012 to: FOCUS CORPORATION Robyne Titterton, Focus Corporation 57 Cadillac Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1T3 Fax: 250-474-7751 • Email: email@example.com We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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A Mother’s Day poem This poem was submitted by proud mother Sylvia Mahovlic. It was written by her daughter Krystina Mahovlic last year, when she was 14 years old. Sometimes I know the words to say Give thanks for all you’ve done, But then they just ﬂy up and away As quickly as they come. How could I possibly thank you enough The one who makes me whole, The one to whom I owe my life The forming of my soul. The one who tucked me in at night The one who stopped my crying, The one who was the expert At picking up when I was lying. The one who saw me oﬀ to school And spent sad days alone, Yet magically produced a smile As soon as I came home. The one who makes such sacriﬁces To always put me ﬁrst, Who lets me test my broken wings In spite of how it hurts. Who paints the world a rainbow When it’s ﬁlled with broken dreams, Who explains it all so clearly When nothing’s what it seems. Are there really any words for this? I ﬁnd this question tough, Anything I want to say Just doesn’t seem enough. What way is there to thank you For your heart, your sweat, your tears, For ten thousand little things you’ve done For oh-so-many years. For changing me as I changed Accepting all my ﬂaws, Not loving ‘cause you had to but loving “just because”. For never giving up on me When your wits had reached their end, For always being proud of me For being my best friend. And so as I come to realize The only way to say The only thank you that’s enough Is clear in just one way.
Thank you for the gifts you give For everything you do, But thank you, Mommy, most of all For making dreams come true.
TO NEW HEIGHTS
All your hopes and all your dreams The strength that no one sees, A transfer over so many years Your best was passed to me.
Look at me before you See what I’ve become, Do you see yourself in me The job that you have done.
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Prepare yourself for 72 hours
WHAT’S LIFE WITHOUT CHOICE? CUSTOMER CHOICE HAS ARRIVED. Now you can choose who you buy your natural gas from — Terasen Gas or a natural gas marketer. Licensed by the BC Utilities Commission, gas marketers are now selling long-term, fixed-rate contracts to residential natural gas customers. With a fixed rate, the price you pay for your natural gas will remain the same for the duration of the contract. It will not fluctuate with the daily changes of energy prices. If you receive a sales call, it is on behalf of a natural gas marketer and not Terasen Gas. If you continue to buy from Terasen Gas, the rate you pay for your natural gas will vary. Our standard rate reflects the current market rates for natural gas and is subject to review every three months by the BCUC. Now you can choose the natural gas pricing option that works best for you. Whether you go fixed or variable rate, you’ll only receive one bill. And Terasen Gas will always deliver your gas and provide the customer services you expect. Visit www.terasengas.com for a list of licensed gas marketers and a video about CUSTOMER CHOICE. Not available in all areas. Terasen Gas is a licensed user of the Terasen Gas and CUSTOMER CHOICE logos.
This is Emergency Preparedness Week and the Regional District of East Kootenay urges people in the region to learn as much as they can to be prepared in case of an emergency. “People should be prepared to take care of themselves and their family for a minimum of 72 hours. Each person should know the hazards or risks in their area, have an emergency plan in place, and prepare an emergency kit containing basic supplies,” says Gundula Brigl, RDEK Emergency Services Coordinator. The Emergency Program provides coordination between agencies in major events, support to citizens, preparedness exercises and training. There are three emergency management teams ready to help in the event of an emergency.Emergency Program Coordinators are located throughout the East Kootenay and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The RDEK invites everyone to become involved in helping their communities prepare for emergencies. There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities available, including: Emergency Management Teams, Emergency Social Services, Search and Rescue, and Volunteer Fire Departments. Visit the RDEK’s website to learn more at www.rdek.bc.ca or call Gundula Brigl at (250) 489-2791 or 1888-478-7335.
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The church must evolve Sandy Ferguson Windermere Valley Shared Ministry I love books. And out of this love of books, I have developed a longterm relationship with Amazon.ca. They have this wonderful habit of dropping new treasures into my bookshelves. Amazon has the marketing ploy of recommending books to me based on my previous purchases. They are interesting book recommendations, based on Amazon’s judgments of me. Sometimes I am tempted, but there have been quite a few times when I have felt insulted, asking myself why was this recommended to me? What does this recommendation say about me? It’s an interesting experience being judged by a company which bases its actions on your previous actions. It made me reﬂect on the whole question of judging others, and the criteria we use. Let’s be honest, when people think of the church, judgment of others is perceived by many to be part of our nature and structure. And unfortunately, exclusion and restriction of others has been a reality throughout the history of the church. Many who reject religion base their actions on this judging of others; too many people don’t feel welcome, because they feel they don’t belong. And so now we in the Christian faith are facing judgment based on our previous actions, and some are unwilling to accept the recommendations that are be-
ing made. How do we respond to the legacy of the past? Are we willing to change, or will we reject the recommendations that have been made for us? What are these recommendations? Some want the church to disappear completely - well, I reject that recommendation. But the main recommendation is that the church understands and appreciates that the world has changed, and so the church must evolve, so we can continue to be faithful in our witness to the Good News revealed through Christ Jesus. I accept this recommendation, because one of the greatest strengths of the church is that there are always people willing to embrace the need and the hope to be found in change. The church should never be a static institution relying upon the success of the past, but a reﬂection of the creation of God, a living, breathing witness to God’s love. To be ready for the future that lies ahead for the church, we must accept responsibility for the actions of our past. We have excluded too many people from fully participating in the Body of Christ, judging others on criteria that we have created for ourselves, ignoring the reality that God loves all of humanity unconditionally. And now we are the ones being judged by the world. We have neglected the diversity of the revelation of God, and now many reject us, because of our judgment of others. So we must be ready to accept the judgment of others, if the church wishes to continue our witness to the Good News. To be able to grow, we must learn from the missed opportunities of the past. And we need to open ourselves to embrace the diversity of the world around us, and appreciate that God is always revealed in unexpected places.
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Valley Churches LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 13 – Worship and Life Instruction: M.O.T.H.E.R. Sunday school for age 3 to Grade 7 during the service. Associate Pastor Rev. Jared Enns 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 342-9535 WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY 10:30 a.m. - Invermere - Christ Church Trinity, Worship & Sunday School. Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 342-6644 VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Sunday • 10 a.m. Children’s Church during the message part of the service. Sunday 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting Senior Pastor Rev. John Cuyler • www.vcassembly.com Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 342-9511 ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Canadian Martyrs Church, Invermere Saturday 7 p.m. Mass • Sunday 9 a.m. Mass St. Joseph’s Church, Hwy 93/95 Radium Sunday 11 a.m. Mass St. Anthony’s Church, Canal Flats Sunday 4 p.m. Mass Father Jose Joaquin • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Regular weekly worship services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564 RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Every Sunday 10 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. Every Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible Study Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • Radium Seniors’ Hall • 342-6633 THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS Sunday Service, 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m. Noon Sunday: Relief Society President Grant Watkins • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 345-0079
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rayfergusonrealty.ca COLUMERE PARK AWAITS YOU Immaculate cottage located at Columbia Lake. Features European “Kachel” oven & upgraded interior. Fruit & shade trees, gardens, greenhouse on large lot. MLS# K162216
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Four year old 2 bedroom plus loft condo on top oor of the Poplar Building. Over 1500 sq ft of living space. South facing deck provides lots of light. Enjoy the pool and indoor/outdoor hot tubs. MLS#K162222
Looking for a level lot with no building commitment? This treed property is in an ideal central location, close to all amenities with view of Mount Swansea. With water and sewer already paid for and building controls in place to ensure a beautiful neighborhood. MLS#K162038
One bedroom cute and cozy cabin with tons of scenic value of the mountains and wetlands. Newer appliances, bathroom/kitchen cabinets and more to enjoy. This property has been cared for and it shows MLS#K162184
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Columbia Ridge has a large lot in a private cul-de-sac ready for you to build your dream cottage. Act fast as a lot like this is a wanted commodity. Priced right for a fast purchase. This is a rare opportunity. MLS#K162284
Panorama is the place for skiing, golng and mountain biking. Here is a full ownership, studio town home that comes complete with furniture, dishes and everything you need for your fun headquarters. Condo fees and upkeep can be offset by vacation rentals. MLS#K162177
Perfect lot for cottage or retirement home. No building commitment, fully serviced and close to all amenities. With its central location and mountain views, this level lot is a dream come true! MLS#K162230
$110,000 + GST
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Affordable alternative in The Cottages at Copper Point. Fully serviced with no building commitment, this rectangular property is currently treed and at, allowing you to choose what you want. With mountain views, this is a great investment. MLS#K162229
Beautiful oversized lot in downtown Edgewater. This will work well for rst time home buyers. Older well-maintained home with 2 bedrooms. Great starter with large yard and garden! MLS#K162245
Relax in your four season playground. Golf world-class courses, ski Panorama or hike the nearby trails. Visit Fairmont or Radium Hot Springs or swim in Lake Windermere. No building commitment and fully serviced lot gives you great options. MLS#K162228
Tastefully nished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo at Radium Ridge. Beautiful mountain views, outdoor pool and hot tub make summer fun. Manicured lawns and gardens. MLS#K162203
New townhouse style condominium in Invermere features nine foot ceilings and cedar siding with shingle accents. Craftsmanship and top quality throughout, including shaker style wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, over the range microwave, solid 3/4” hardwood oor, berber carpet, tile, replace and ensuite. Full-size basement (undeveloped). Huge backyard and deck. Lots of windows to capture the view! MLS#K162225
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