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Your Weekly Source for News and Events

Vol. 4/Issue 32


The Columbia



August 10, 2007



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




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Invermere Thrift Store a recycling success story By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff The Invermere Thrift Store is still one of the most successful charities in the valley and has donated $143,972 to the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary since January 2006. “I think it’s great that we have such dedicated and wonderful people who work so hard to come up with this,” said Marjorie Wright, Thrift Store coordinator. “It’s so great to be able to help the community in the manner that we have been able to.” The store profit goes directly to the auxiliary, where it is determined how it will be spent to aid in patient care and comfort. Since 2006, the money has gone to purchase numerous products for community health including a breast pump, a privacy screen, books and videos for the Heath Unit, patient telephones in the acute care hospital, cable TV for patients in the acute care hospital, drinking water fountain, three scholarships, a VCR, a men’s electric razor for the hospital, a floor scrubber for Columbia House, two vital-sign monitors for the hospital emergency, one stretcher for home care and three trauma stretchers, a blood gas analyzer, two infusion pumps and a bed and mattress. The money has also gone to fund a new program

at the clinic called “Options for Sexual Health.” The Thrift Store is carrying on a long-time tradition of donating, since there have been women’s groups raising money for the local hospital since the 1900s. They were formerly known as Hospital Aids. Marjorie and the volunteers who operate the Thrift Store - all of them women and most of them seniors - are extremely grateful to all of their buyers and donors. “It is wonderful,” Marjorie said. “We are very delighted with our donations, and that is what makes us tick.” She added that they are always looking for good, clean clothing; ornaments; small electrical appliances; books, dishes or anything else in good condition. Marjorie also thanks her fantastic volunteers, saying it would not be possible without them. Nevertheless, the Thrift Store is in desperate need of committed volunteers to work Monday or Tuesday sorting clothing, pricing, organizing and cleaning merchandise. The Invermere Thrift Store is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Don’t be late though, since everyone looks forward to the new merchandise on Thursday morning. “They are usually lined up the stairs on Thursday,” Marjorie said.

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Bid for Jumbo referendum fails By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff The silent majority—whose favor is claimed by leaders on both sides of the Jumbo debate—will remain silent for now. Regional District Area F Director Lillian Rose won her bid for a public referendum on the Jumbo matter, only to have it overturned moments later by a subsequent motion from Cranbrook Mayor Ross Priest. The directors of the regional district engaged in a rare open debate, moments before the end of their regular monthly meeting in Cranbrook last Friday. The debate began when Director Rose called for a non-binding, public opinion poll, paid for by Area F taxpayers, to gauge the will of Area F voters for or against the proposed ski resort in the Jumbo Valley. She asked that the referendum results be sent to the provincial government for their consideration. Ms. Rose was joined in the charge for a referendum on Jumbo by Canal Flats Director Ute Juras, Invermere Director Mark Shmigelsky and Area G Director Klara Trescher. Radium Mayor and Regional District Board Chair Greg Deck voted against the referendum, and joined Mayor Priest’s motion to overturn the vote. However, after a subsequent discussion on the practicality of a Jumbo referendum, Director Trescher flipped and sided with Mayor Priest to rescind Director Rose’s motion for a referendum. Mrs. Trescher said she switched sides in the matter when no one seated around the table, including regional district staff, could explain the implications of a Jumbo referendum. “There was not enough information,” Mrs. Trescher explained. “Lillian should have done the homework.” The debate revealed a regional district board as divided on Jumbo as the public it represents. The discussion resumed in raised voices and finger-pointing in the gallery after the meeting, eventu-

ally spilling out onto the sidewalk as the directors left the building. Ms. Rose argued that a vote could pave the way for post-Jumbo unity, no matter what the outcome. “People want to have their say,” she argued. “I think it will be a calming of the waters. This can be healing to a community torn apart by this.” The opposition, led by Mayor Priest and City of Cranbrook Director Scott Manjak, argued that Jumbo is a provincial matter not to be second-guessed by the regional district board. “In the democracy we have, people vote for their member of the legislative assembly,” Mr. Manjak argued. Mayor Shmigelsky disagreed, stating that, even though the regional board was created by the provincial government, the directors represent and serve at the pleasure of the residents of the regional district. “This is a decision that should still, in my opinion, be kept in the hands of the regional district. I think (a referendum) is a step forward. It might be 50-50; it might be 90-10. Whatever the case, I think it will be interesting.” Fernie Mayor Randal Macnair backed Lillian Rose in the debate. “By not supporting this, we take away the rights of the people of Area F. Congratulations to Director Rose,” he said. “The province is under no legal obligation to do anything this board recommends,” Mr. Manjak countered. “We’re nothing more than a backstop for the provincial government.” Canal Flats director Ute Juras also supported a referendum. “We’ve been elected by the people, whether it is a municipality or a rural area. We should give these people in Area F the opportunity to have a say.” Mayor Deck accused board members who oppose the resort proposal of fishing for an agreeable answer. “I don’t think this is about the sanctity of the process,” he said. “I think we just have people searching for a process that will give them the answer they want. I don’t think it is appropriate use of the referendum.”

Provincial officials call debate moot By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Provincial officials said the Regional District of East Kootenay does not have the legal authority to hold a referendum on Jumbo. At the request of The Columbia Valley Pioneer, provincial staff within the Ministry of Community Services queried legal experts within their Local Government Department for an opinion on the matter. According to Ministry of Community Services Communications Director Anne McKinnon, there are only two conditions under which a regional district can hold a referendum: (1) to borrow money and (2) to obtain the opinion of the electors on a question regarding a service that is or that may be operated by the regional district. In the first case, she said, the results of the referendum would be binding, requiring the regional district to act in accordance with the wishes of the electorate. In the second case, she said, the results would be non-binding and at the board’s discretion to either heed or ignore. Furthermore, Charles Suenderman, spokesman for the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts, said a referendum would not likely impact the approval process of Jumbo Glacier Resort at this late stage. “The application process for Jumbo Glacier has now consumed 17 years,” he said in an e-mail to The Pioneer. “Over that time there have been extensive consultations with local government, First Nations and the public. Consultations continue and will continue until the Master Development Agreement is finalized. The province is of the view that a referendum would serve no useful purpose at this time.”

Drug bust yields $1.4 million in marijuana After months of investigation, Columbia Valley RCMP attended a residence in Windermere on Sunday, July 29th and carried out a search warrant issued by a justice under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The residence yielded almost 1,000 marijuana plants at various stages in their growth cycles.

RCMP estimate the street value of the drugs to be close $1,400,000. Twenty-seven pounds of what is commonly referred to as “bud” were also located having an approximate street value of $150,000. Additionally, police seized almost $33,000 in growing equipment from the residence.

It took investigators about 10 hours to dismantle the operation and take all the evidence into custody. One male was arrested and released on bail the following day by the Cranbrook Court. He is scheduled to appear in Court again on August 21st, 2007.

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Between July 31st and August 6th, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 169 calls for service. The majority of these calls dealt with loud parties/noise complaints, with police responding to 79 of these types of calls. While some people believe that this type of activity is acceptable for a resort community, there are some measures that police can take against violators; but we do require some assistance and information from the citizens who are affected by others’ behaviour. First, police will normally attend and direct the offenders to quiet the noise immediately. In 90 percent of the cases, this resolves the problem. There are very few options the police have to quell noise immediately if the offenders are in a private dwelling and they are uncooperative. The noise may continue that evening, but the consequences to the offender can be significant. If further action is required, the police may need statements from people in the neighbourhood who have been disturbed by the noise. These witnesses will be required for Court later on if charges are laid. RCMP may, where a bylaw exists, issue a violation ticket to the offender. These tickets carry a $100 fine. Or, in more serious cases, the police may decide to recommend charges under Section 430(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. This section states: “Every one commits mischief who . . . wilfully obstructs, interrupts, or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.” It also carries a penalty on conviction which can include a $2000 fine or up to two years’ imprisonment. A criminal conviction will impact ability to travel, gain particular employment, and may cost more money in legal bills than “pulling the plug” on a noisy party will ever cost. The choice is a personal one.

Cash stolen from hotel room

RCMP are investigating a theft of cash from a local hotel room. Folks are reminded to ensure their valuables are secure and to take extra precautions when leaving their belongings in hotel rooms, pool lockers or in their vehicles at any of the attractions this areas has to offer. Although most of our community are law-abiding, some are not . . . and they are hard to pick out in a crowd.

Cocaine found in vehicle

At 12:39 a.m. on July 29th, RCMP checked a vehicle near the Edgewater dump, parked off to the side, with the vehicle operating lights turned off. The sole occupant produced identification, but no reason why he was parked in the location. During the conversation, police noted a spot of white powdery substance resembling cocaine, on the front passenger side floor. The man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and the immediate area was searched. That search located a small amount of what police believe to be “crack cocaine,” a bag with drug residue and other drug paraphernalia. The 46-year-old man may face charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, once the laboratory analysis is complete and Crown Counsel has completed its review.

Motorhome knocked sideways

RCMP, Windermere Fire & Rescue and the B.C. Ambulance Service, along with Ministry of Highways and Mainroads Contracting, attended a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, August 1st, on Highway 93/95, three kilometres south of Fairmont Hot Springs. Continued on Page 5

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August 10, 2007 Continued from Page 4 A southbound 1990 Chevrolet motorhome made a legal left turn into a rest stop on the east side of the highway when it was struck by another southbound car. The motorhome overturned on impact and ended up on its side. Gasoline and propane leaked from their tanks, but was quickly contained by the fire crews on scene. One adult female passenger of the motorhome was taken to Invermere hospital for cuts and bruises and precautions. The driver of the car was issued a provincial violation ticket for “unsafe pass.” Both vehicles are believed to be irreparable.

Impaired driver times three Columbia Valley RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in a blue pickup truck bearing Ontario license plates on Saturday, August 4th. The truck was located by police at the Tim Hortons in Invermere. Based on observations made at the time, the driver was detained for im-

paired driving and a breath demand was made. The driver complied with the demand the samples taken showed a blood alcohol level of 230 mg percent. This is almost three times the legal limit. The driver was issued an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear in Court at a later date.

Drinking on the beach At 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th, while conducting a foot patrol at Kinsmen Beach in Invermere, RCMP spoke with a man who had a beer can beside his chair. The man stated he was “just having a beer and clamato juice.” RCMP issued him a violation ticket for consuming liquor in public and directed him to take the rest of his liquor off the beach. Later that same evening, a similar scenario unfolded when another foot patrol was made. However this time, the offender tried to drink his beer down as the police officer approached. It didn’t change the officer’s mind and he issued a violation ticket for consuming liquor in public.

A Day in Court Nicholas P. Sam was sentenced in Adult Supreme Court in Cranbrook to an 18-month conditional sentence, two years of probation and a $100 victim

surcharge on a charge of sexual assault. He was also ordered to submit a DNA sample to police and prohibited from possessing firearms for ten years.

Order this beautiful signed and numbered giclée print of an original oil painting by Elizabeth Wiltzen. This striking piece of art is featured on the cover of the 2007 Columbia Valley Map Book. Cost for 20-inch x 15-inch print is $450 unframed, $675 framed. Cost for 40-inch x 30-inch print is $1,200 unframed, $1,640 framed. Proceeds towards the construction of the new Invermere Public Library. This charitable project is jointly sponsored by The Columbia Valley Pioneer and The Artym Gallery in Invermere.

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Historical Lens

A jumbo of a referendum

By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff

Admittedly, I am a newcomer to the Columbia Valley. Most of the time my newcomer status is a handicap, requiring hours of research. Sometimes, it is an asset, helping to maintain objectivity, free of the emotional ties that create a closed mindset. In the case of the Jumbo debate, it is both. On the one hand, there are two decades of history that I am only now learning in dribs and drabs. On the other hand, those two decades appear to have divided the community squarely onto opposite sides, unable to see across the sea between. As a newcomer, my bird’s-eye view reveals a community and province rife with contradictions. Some look at the mountains and see a cathedral in which to worship. Others see natural resources waiting to be harvested. Some look at the wave of investment from Alberta as an unsustainable nuisance and others see it The crew of the movie Snowbound, standing on the porch of the Invermere Hotel, in 1923. The movie was filmed at as an economic opportunity to improve services. I believe government should be representative Paradise Mine starring Lionel Barrymore and Seena Owen. From left to right: Tom Weir, Seena Owen, Casey Jones, in the strictest sense. I don’t believe in votes of con- Frank Stockdale, Bob Williams and Nick Smith. Photo courtesy of Windermere District Historical Society science. As an elected official, I would fiercely represent the majority, even when doing so compromised my personal beliefs. To that end, I believe referenda are a good thing and in ridiculously short supply. While a referendum on Jumbo as proposed by Area F Director Lillian Rose is a good thing in principle, it Dear Editor: and these actions are hurtful and discouraging. It seems too late to make a difference. has reflected poorly upon the organization and all From my perspective, it appears that much of the Two years ago, Columbia Valley Arts Council the hard work that many locals put into CV Arts. Jumbo debate took place in the wrong venue over the To those who are changing the sign, we need (CV Arts) installed a large timber frame sign at the wrong issue. If the debate had taken place on a provinturnoff to Wilmer and Panorama. The purpose was you! If you’d like to change signs, we have lots of cial level, over how and where to best make the transito advise residents and visitors about current arts signs, and they need to be updated properly on a tion to a tourism-based economy, we might not have and cultural events occurring in our community. regular basis. a community so divided against itself and a provincial We could really use your help or at the very Three times in the past month, vandals have altered government that doesn’t appear to care. the sign, leaving vulgar and pornographic messages least, we’d appreciate if you’d respect the organizaIt appears to me that it’s time to accept that Jumbo that are an embarrassment for both CV Arts and tion and leave the sign alone. Glacier Resort will happen, and time to begin the imwhole community. portant work of holding the proponents to the hunColumbia Valley Arts is made up almost en- Chris Evans, President dreds of commitments designed to mitigate the negatirely of volunteers, with limited staff and resources CV Arts tive side effects we all fear the resort might bring.

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Albertans not always to blame Dear Editor: Almost every week during the summer, one of our papers runs a letter from a disgruntled local that in some way bashes either the Albertan, part-time residents, or the visitors to the valley. ‘They,’ the Albertans, and the visitors, are regularly accused of littering and disrespecting the backcountry, being inconsiderate, arrogant, and rude. The list goes on. The fact is, full-timers share and are guilty of many of these same undesirable traits and actions we so quickly assign to ‘Them’. I think it’s time for the locals to shoulder some bad press, too. Recently, and the reason I’m writing this letter, I had an experience that makes me ashamed to be ‘local.’ My parents, my husband and myself, decided to go into the backcountry to have a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of summer. Being a local merchant, summer is one of our busiest times and I decided to take on full weekend (the only one I have) off to spend with my family. We went to Hargrave Lake, a beautiful spot a lot of people visit during the summer. We arrived and set up camp in

one of the two camp spots. The other one was empty. We were looking forward to some peace and quiet. A few hours later, members of a local ball team showed up, determined to party all weekend. Their attitudes were, that they’d planned this for a long time and didn’t care who they disrupted or whose weekend they ruined. We gave them the benefit of the doubt that they’d party hard and then thoughtfully wind down at a reasonable time. Not so. The music, the drinking, and foul language started and continued until around 5 a.m. Through the night, quads and vehicles came and went. Our outing was ruined. I understand that everyone needs to get out and let loose once in a while, but regardless of what side of the Rockies you come from, respect and consideration of others should always be factored in to the fun. It’s time those who complain and bash and blame anyone who is not from here, look a little closer to home and fairly lay blame where it belongs. “People in glass houses . . . ”

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Parents of belly dancer feel insulted Dear Editor: We are the proud parents and brother of the beautiful woman who graced the front page of The Pioneer wearing her traditional belly dancing costume. Normally we would not waste our time in response to such hurtful comments. We are disappointed that people who have remained anonymous (which seems cowardly to us) referred to the beautiful photo taken by Brian Geis as Pornographic! This is very insulting to us. We would be able to excuse your ignorance towards a culture if you did not have access to learning from our library or Internet. You could have also contacted Sandra, the belly dancing instructor and professional dancer who coaches many students in her three classes weekly. Our daughter lives with open eyes and heart towards cultures of the world. Kimberly Olson has lived her life in this community, was schooled here and continued her education at the Alberta College of Art and Design receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Kim works

as a carpenter and continues to share her life and travel experiences through her artwork. Kim taught Vietnamese students English in Singapore and spent six months studying cultures throughout Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. She has also studied Polish culture in Poland and has studied and travelled in Mexico. Kim is a person who believes in free speech and we agree. People who make comments and remain nameless are cowardly and show no respect for Kimberly or for themselves. Shame on you for not doing your homework before you spoke out. Our world is in turmoil because we don’t take time to learn from others and accept people and cultures around the world for the differences. Jack and I have travelled many places over the past 10 years and take pride in opening our hearts to culture and the beauty of difference. I encourage those who choose to hide behind the phone to complain that you use that wasted time and put it to learning what a beautiful and meaningful dance belly dancing is and its origin.

We would like to take time to thank Brian Geis for the beautiful photo, Elinor Florence for your support and to all our neighbors, friends and family for your phone calls of support and making sure we understand that a couple of bad eggs won’t spoil the pride and excitement of the next performance of the Invermere Belly Dancers. We are proud to see cultures coming alive in our beautiful community. You cannot learn if your eyes and heart are closed. Please note the yellow star on the front of The Pioneer . . . FREE . . . please don’t let a few closed minds take away our Freedom of expressing through any type of art, whether it’s dance, music, photography, wood, pottery, glass, paintings, fabrics, writings, food or any other art form. Thank you to the staff of The Pioneer for your free valley info and we look forward to you using your right to express your choice of content in many art forms. With great pride, Jack and Yvonne Olson, Windermere Ryan Olson, Victoria

Belly dancing an ancient art form Dear Editor: The performance dance known in the West as the belly dance, or Raks Sharqi, is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history. It can trace its history back to Mesopotamia, over 6000 years ago, with the Egyptians, Turks, and Phoenicians all claiming the dance as their own. These dances originated as fertility dances, temple dances, birthing and celebratory dances; most festive occasions were not complete without dancing. The dances spread from Mesopotamia to North Africa and on to Rome, Spain, and India. Each region and village developed its own style. In many villages, women would dance strictly for other women during family and social gatherings, and young girls were brought up with these dances as part of their culture. The women would gather in a circle, taking turns dancing solo or with others, showing off their skill, grace and beauty to the encouragement of the others. When a girl danced for the first time, it was a rite of passage into the world of womanhood. America first encountered belly dance at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, in the performance of an Egyptian dancer nicknamed “Little Egypt.” Americans were enthralled by the dance, and the American Belly Dance tradition was born. Today belly dance is enjoyed world wide and is taught in almost every country. The majority of enthusiasts pursue it for mere enjoyment

as exercise, recreation and socialization. The Invermere Belly Dance classes started this spring, to the delight of many dancers. It allows women to gather together in a fun environment while getting a workout and rediscover their inner self. They have been working hard to learn the moves of this ancient dance and thus be able to perform in public on different occasions. Each dancer used her own creativity to design and make her costume, keeping the style of the traditional garbs. Invermere Belly Dancers perform for the residents of the Columbia House. From left to The Invermere Belly right: Sadira, Shahla, Azhar, Bahijah, Haleemah, Aymelek, Ameenah, and Jah-leh. Dancers would like to Fairmont, Valley Appreciation Day, The Valley Echo take this opportunity to express their gratitude to the people of the Colum- and the Columbia Valley Pioneer. bia Valley for their continuous support: Valley Fitness Centre, Columbia House, Canada Day-Mountain Sandra Mercier Mosaic, Whitehouse Classic, Tony’s Greek Grill in Invermere Belly Dance Instructor

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Watch a stained glass artist at work By Deanna Berrington Artym Gallery “I have always had a fascination with glass,” says stained glass artist Gary Burkholder. “It is a magical and mystical material.” Gary Burkholder will be doing a stained glass demonstration outside the Artym Gallery Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He will be working on two different panel designs, doing both glass cutting and lead work on them and sharing his love of glass with passersby. Glass has unique properties which differ from any other physical substance, and it has been used for centuries as a means of creating art.

Gary speaks of his chosen medium with reverence in his voice: “With paintings (and sculpture), the light is reflected off of the art. Glass is the only medium that light passes right through.” Gary talks about how light both transforms and is transformed by the glass, how this reaction with light creates a vibrancy and an excitement that you just don’t see in any other medium. And unlike other media forms, flaws and imperfections in the glass actually enhance the effect of the work. Take, for example, the art of making drinking glasses. Older glasses, with their air bubbles and imperfections have a dynamic, interesting appearance; an appearance that is not shared with their machinemade counterparts.

When the glass is perfect – free of bubbles - it doesn’t interact with light in the same way. Instead of reacting with the glass, the light simply shines through it. But as soon as the glass starts to vary in thickness, when you can see swirls and bubbles through the piece, light will showcase the fascinating vibrancy that makes it unique. Everyone is invited to stop by the Artym Gallery today and tomorrow to see the glass work of Gary Burkholder, and take this opportunity to meet the artist. Gary is excited to be able to talk about his medium, and demonstrate the time, the effort and the skill that goes into creating a quality stained glass panel.

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Disturbia Are We Done Yet I Think I Love My Wife Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unaccompanied Minors

Wildhogs Vacancy Fracture The Last Time The Lookout

girl next door, Ashley (Sarah Roemer), they begin a spying escapade. The suspense continues when Morse lets the three teenagers know that they aren’t the only ones watching. There is a feeling of helplessness, for the viewer, as the ending draws nearer. It leaves you on the edge of your seat, silently wishing the teenagers turned the left corner, rather than the right, in order to avoid the killer. Disturbia is a new-age thriller, with real old-time suspense. It plays closely to Hitchcock’s 1954 Rear Window, starring James Stewart, a photographer who becomes convinced that his neighbor is a killer. With a PG-13 rating, it’s good for parents and older kids. Pick up Disturbia if you would like to watch a movie that amps up the suspense factor and provides a comment on today’s Facebook-obsessed culture. RATING: 8 OUT OF 10 HEADS

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Out & About Please call 341-6299 or Email us at to enter your event in our FREE listings.

Toby Theatre • August 11, 13 - 17: Transformers • Coming Soon: Hairspray

August 10th - 11th:

Sunday, August 19th:

• 10 am - 3 pm: Gary Burkholder, stained glass demonstration, Artym Gallery, downtown Invermere. For info: 342-7566.

Friday, August 10th - Sunday, August 12th: • Arts on the Edge: Art exhibits, public reception and silent auction, Friday at Chateau Kimberley; artist and artisan demos and workshops, live music, theatre and children’s entertainment in the Platzl, plus an open-air concert and dance at Coronation Park Saturday; and family picnic, Sunday at Coronation Park.

Saturday, August 11th:

Throughout the Summer: • 10 am-12:30 pm: Edgewater Legion Open Market with crafts, baked goods, vegetables, canned goods, and more. For info: Doreen 347-9550, Vi 347-0044, or Dorothy 347-9493. • 9 am-1 pm: Invermere Farmers’ Market, downtown every Saturday. • 11 am-4 pm: Pynelogs Cafe open, serving Kicking Horse Coffee and homemade treats. Open seven days a week. For info: 342-4423. • Summer Red Cross lessons running in August, Radium Hot Pools, Windermere Public Beach, and Invermere Kinsmen Beach. To register: 347-9562. See: • Kids golf free at Copper Point, after 2 pm, when accompanied by a paying adult. For info: 341-3392.

June 23rd - December 2nd: • 6th Annual Radium Hot Springs Glass Art Show & Sale, The Brilliance of Birds, Radium Hot Springs Pool lobby. Open pool hours. For more info: 250-347-9485, 1-800-767-1611.

Until August 31st: • 10 am-noon: Tuesdays and Fridays, Junior Naturalist Program, Friends of Kootenay National Park, Redstreak Campground. Call 347-6525.

Friday, August 10 • Starting at 5 pm: Seafood Festival at The View at Copper Point, both Saturday and Sunday nights. Try their new dinner menu. For reservations call 3413392. • BC SPCA is offering vouchers for low income families who wish to get their animals spayed. Invermere: 10noon, Edgewater: 2-4 pm, Canal Flat 7:30 -8:30 pm.

• 9 - 11 am: Neighbourlink Sale., 320-10 Ave. Almost new sofas, various appliances, beds, dressers. • 12th Annual Rotary Club of Invermere’s Loop the Lake. For info: • 31st Annual Lakeside Event. All day at the James Chabot Beach. Party to follow at the Lakeside Pub. Tickets available at the Lakeside Pub.

Monday, August 13th - Tuesday, August 12th: •10 am - 2 pm: Planet Artz, explore the infinite possibilities of the art world at Pynelogs. Cost $100, includes materials, facilitations, and small snack. For info:342-4423.

Sunday, August 12th - Saturday, August 18th: • Trans Rockies Challenge, a rugged mountain bike race starting at Panorama Mountain Village, ending in Fernie. Open to all teams, in two-person format, must be 18. For info: 342-6941, or

Friday, August 17th: • 6-9:30 pm: Silver pendant workshop, working with precious metals clay at Pynelogs, $65. Instructed by Trezlie Brooks. For info: 342-4423.

Friday and Saturday, August 17th - 18th • Min Ma solo exhibition at the Artym Gallery. Artist in attendance for the opening reception, Friday August 17th from 6 to 9 pm, and and Saturday August 18th from 1 to 4 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, August 18th - 19th • Columbia Valley Ballfest, Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament. For info: 342-0420.

• 11 am - 7 pm: Music on the Mary Festival, Camp Stone, Kimberley. Musicians include: The Honeymans, The Pulse, Member of As the Crow Flies, Kimberley Communit Band, Gypsi Salami, Check Point Five. Tickets $12 inadvance, available at Tasty Fashion Co., Invermere; Kimberley Music, Kimberley Chamber, Wildsight, Bean Tree, Kimberley; CD Plus, Stuart’s House of Music, Cranbrook. For info: Bear Aware, Rob Newell,1-250-432-9222.

Friday, August 24th: • 6-8:30 pm: Secrets of beading workshop at Pynelogs, instructed by Jami Scheffer, $55. For info: 342-4423.

Saturday, August 25th: • 8 am: John Dunnebacke Memorial Ride. Meet at Huckleberry’s, call 688-4825 for breakfast reservations. Leave for ride at 9 am sharp for Golden, Castle Junction and Hwy 93/95. • 10 am: Radium Public Library – Annual Teddy Bears Picnic at the Radium Park. Preschoolers welcome. • 1 pm - 4:30 pm: Create a birchbark picture frame with Dean Spence at Pynelogs, $90. For info: 342-4423.

Sunday, August 26th: • 9 am - 5:30 pm: Build a rustic armchair in bentwillow style with Dean Spence at Pynelogs, $225. For info: 342-4423.

New Video Releases Tuesday, August 14th: • Aqua Teen Hunger Force • Fracture • God Grew Tired Of Us • Inland Empire • The Last Time • The Lookout • Vacancy • Wild Hogs • The Adventures Of Greyfriars Bobby

Invermere Library Hours: • Tuesday & Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. • Thursday: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • 1:30 pm: Summer Reading Club, Fridays until August 24th.

Windermere Valley Museum: • Open 10 am-4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. See our David Thompson exhibits.

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Five artists at Pynelogs

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The upcoming show at Pynelogs running from August 14 to 26 at the Pynelogs Gallery features the amazing work of the five following artists. The Artist’s Opening is on Wednesday, August 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. In the 1970s Maureen Gagnon took some art courses at the University of Calgary but found that she had too much on her plate with five children and a full-time job. Twenty years later that passion was still burning so she “went back at it” and finished her degree a year ago. Maureen “loves” encaustic (wax) painting and says: “I’m always learning. I’m a senior citizen and I can speak to lifelong learning. In each piece you learn something new because it isn’t just about technique, it’s also about learning how to express (through your art).” Paula Cravens is currently “moving between watercolour, acrylic and collage” and is interested in collage “because of texture.” Right now she’s “just starting out and sampling all kinds of subject matter to find what fits.” She’s having a “good year of exploration” and is “really happy to be at this stage of life” because, says Paula, “I’ve wanted to do art for years and now I’ve got kids out of the mess, and I’m back to the stage I was at (when I was) 20 and have started all over. I’m going for it now!” Heather Cuell does warm (kiln-heated) and fused glass and about seven years ago she “decided after

Local Artist

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looking at it that it was intriguing and fascinating.” She started doing glass part-time when her son was small but is now doing it full time. “It’s so unique,” says Heather. “It has such a different look than the two other types: stained (cold) glass and blown (hot) glass.” She has “fairly abstract” pieces with “lots of texture” and says that they’re very “organic” and that she is “inspired by the Australian aboriginal artwork and the simplistic shapes and forms that they used.” Karen Jorgensen, a graduate of University of Calgary, best describes her work as contemporary expressionism. Karen is interested in the youth of nature as a metaphor for human emotion. Through the subversion of clarity and manipulation of the picture plane, Karen tries to create unusual and thought-provoking imagery that is less description of subject matter and more about the capture of mood. Will Green uses a technique called “polychromatic segmented” turning and it involves many days of gluing and assembling little bits of wood into the rough shape of the bowl or vase. Some pieces can take a month to make and thousands of pieces of wood. Will uses many different tools and techniques to produce colourful and unique patterns in wood without stains or dyes. His designs are known for their bold colourful patterns and attention to detail. The Muhledy Jazz Quartet featuring locals Sean Cronin and Morgan Childs will be performing August 30th and tickets are available now. If you’d like more information on this show, any upcoming shows or workshops, please call 342-4423.

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August 10, 2007

Prepare for a shower of falling stars By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Sta The Perseid meteor shower will be visible to valley residents on Sunday, August 12. The best time to view the shower begins at 11 p.m. Meteors will appear to “rainâ€? into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, which rises in the northeast. ScientiďŹ cally speaking, a meteor shower is an increase in the number of meteors at a particular time of year. Comets shed the debris that becomes most meteor showers. As a comet orbits the Sun, it sheds an icy, dusty debris stream along the comet’s orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we see a meteor shower. Depending on where Earth and the stream meet, meteors appear to fall from a particular place in the sky, maybe within the neighborhood of a constellation. Meteor showers are named by the constellation from which the meteor appears to fall. The Perseid shower appears to fall from the constellation Perseus, hence the name. Chinese astronomers ďŹ rst recorded the shower in 36 A.D. Later, it became famous for its association with Saint Lawrence, a deacon in the early Catholic Church.

On August 6th of the year 258, the Roman emperor Valerian executed the pope and several deacons. Lawrence was executed four days later - likely by beheading, although legend gives him a far grislier death. Tradition says he spent the days before his death giving away the church’s wealth. When he was ordered to present the treasure, he pointed to a crowd of the poor and ill, and said they were the church’s wealth. Valerian was so enraged that he ordered the deacon roasted alive. That night, streaks of ďŹ re blazed across the sky - the Perseids. They appeared each year on Lawrence’s feast day - August 10th. Over the centuries, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower has moved a couple of days later. But even now, the Perseids are still known as the Tears of Saint Lawrence. The best way to view this meteor shower is to drive away from the glow of the town lights and to the northeast, where the shower rises, to a place where headlights will not periodically interrupt your sensitive night vision. You will know that it is dark enough to view the shower if you can see each star of the Little Dipper. For more information on the Perseids meteor shower, visit


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August 10, 2007

2 Live Crew concert postponed to September By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff Ticket holders for the 2 Live Crew concert scheduled to be held at Bud’s Bar and Lounge on Sunday, August 5th were left disappointed when the band failed to appear that evening. “There were a lot of down and disappointed people,” said Shelley Ferguson, the owner of Bud’s Bar and Lounge. According to Shelley, the rap group was unable to cross the Canada/US border due to a miscommunication regarding a warrant out for their arrest. Shelley said the band failed to return a rental car on time and a warrant was put out for their arrest. They did eventually return the car, but the warrant had already been issued and the message that the situation had been cleared up was not relayed to the staff at the border patrol office. “Their agent said: ‘Well, they are 2

Live Crew’, ” Shelley added. The comment implied that the reason for the mix-up had something to do with the reputation of the rap group. 2 Live Crew originated in the 1980s and created huge amounts of controversy after the appearance of their 1989 album “Nasty as They Wanna Be,” the first rap album ever banned because of profane and sexually graphic lyrics. “I think it’s more of a reputation,” Shelley said. “I mean, they were the first band to have their album outlawed, but now there are so many bands out there that are ten times worse.” 2 Live Crew will be resuming their tour in September, complete with a stop in Invermere at Bud’s Bar on the September long weekend. Ticket holders can hold onto their tickets until then and they will be honored for the September long weekend show, or stop at Bud’s and receive a full refund.

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Quilting for African orphans By Pioneer Staff Jill Bell may have retired from serving hot breakfasts to paying guests, but the busy Wilmer resident has turned her attention to quilting for charity. Jill and her husband Sebastien, owners of the historic Delphine Lodge in Wilmer, stopped renting their rooms at the end of the last tourist season, although she confesses that they “still have some former guests who twisted my arm this year” and ended up staying at their favourite valley hotel. This winter, Jill was watching BBC television when she saw a very moving item about the good Jill Bell is making and selling quilts to raise money for charity. works being performed by a charitable organizaShe immediately decided to start raising money tion in Africa called “The for the LindA Project by making and selling a quilt. LindA Project.” This non-profit, non-political Christian founda- Her beautiful queen-sized quilt is on display at Essention was started in the Netherlands in 1998 in Ugan- tials, and although she has been offered $550, she is da and is supporting an orphanage, women’s groups, hoping that someone will pay $750 for the first quilt. She is also in the process of making her second health care, water and sanitation projects, and other quilt, shown in the above photograph, which will also activities aimed at the goal of the foundation: to help the people of Uganda as a whole, to alleviate poverty, be sold for her favourite charity. For information, visit: to give them a chance to a brighter future and a huMeanwhile, the Delphine Lodge is still for sale but mane existence. The foundation’s motto is: “A child has a right to the Bells are planning to remain in Wilmer. Jill said her artist husband Sebastien is “painting be a child.” “Those words appealed to me so much,” said Jill. madly” and doing consulting work in his spare time.


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August 10, 2007

Radium signs revenue-sharing agreement with province By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Radium Hot Springs became the fourth B.C. community to sign a Resort Municipality Revenue Sharing agreement with the province last week. Community Services Minister Ida Chong visited Radium last week for the signing ceremony. “By providing resort communities with acccess to these additional funds,” Minister Chong commented, “we are helping to create vibrant sustainable resortbased communities across B.C., which, in turn, provide tourism, jobs and economic development opportunities for all British Columbians.” Radium Hot Springs Mayor Greg Deck estimates the municipality could garner $280,000 per year under the agreement. “The funds from this agreement will go towards enhancing the tourist experience here in the village,” he said. “It will not only help integrate visitors into the community but improve the quality of life for our residents as well. We’re also confident that we can make a notable contribution to meeting the Premier’s goal of doubling tourism in this province.” Under the program, an eligible community receives a share of the provincial hotel room tax, an amount based on a formula that takes into account the level of tourist accommodation in the community, relative to other B.C. communities. To be eligible, municipalities must have tourismbased economies or be designated as a “mountain resort municipality” under the local Government Act. Communities must be prepared to put in place an additional two-per-cent hotel room tax, prepare a Resort Development Strategy that reflects the input of

stakeholders and enter into a five-year, results-based tourism development agreement that sets out what will be achieved through revenue sharing. Radium’s strategy will include the construction of unique structures to better view the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in their natural habitat, the purchase and operation of an environmentally-friendly tourist shuttle bus, and a resort community enhancement program. Since the program was enacted earlier this year, Whistler, Golden, Rossland, Radium Hot Springs and Harrison Hot Springs have signed on to the program. Seven other B.C. communities, including Invermere, are eligible for the revenue-sharing program. Invermere Mayor Mark Shmigelsky said his office in currently in negotiations with the province to create a regional model of the program. Because Invermere has fewer hotel rooms, he said, negotions are underway to include Panorama, Fairmont Hot Springs and Copper Point. “It’s a very positive program put forward by the premier himself,” Mayor Shmigelsky commented. “We want to prove that a regional model will work.” Mayor Shmigelsky said he and his staff met with Minister Chong later in the day to work on the plan. “She has been very encouraging,” he said. He said he does not know at this time how much funding the Invermere region will qualify for. According to the program, the B.C. communities of Fernie, Kimberley, Osoyoos, Revelstoke, Tofino, Ucluelet and Valemount are also eligible for the revenue-sharing program. The Resort Municipality Revenue Sharing Program is part of the province’s ongoing commitment to meeting the goal of doubling B.C. tourism by 2015.

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Greywolf Cliffhanger to benefit Pynelogs Greywolf Golf Course will host the sixth annual $250,000 Cliffhanger Shootout at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd. Last year the shootout raised more than $4,000 with proceeds donated to Panorama’s Fire Department for the purchase of a swift water rescue raft. This year all proceeds will be donated to the Columbia Valley Arts Council towards the purchase of a new sound system for the Pynelogs Cultural Centre in Invermere. The entry fee for the event is $100. For your $100 entry fee, one golfer will have the opportunity to hit three balls on Greywolf ’s Cliffhanger signature golf hole. You can be the golfer, sponsor a golfer you choose, or request that we pick a person to compete on your behalf. The prize will go to the person or business paying the entry fee. Prizes for the event are: • A golfer getting a hole-in-one on their first shot will receive $250,000!

• A hole-in-one on the second shot will receive a new Volvo! • A hole-in-one on the third shot will receive a luxury trip for four to the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona for five nights and four rounds of golf each. Non-golfers are welcome to watch the event and may win draw prizes. A putting contest will be run throughout the day for adults and juniors. The adult winner will receive a free round of golf at Greywolf. The junior prize in the putting contest will go to three golfers under the age of 14 years. The three golfers will be determined by drawing three names from the list of junior golfers successfully sinking a putt in a designated hole. Entry in the putting contest is $1 for two attempts to hole a golf ball in a designated hole. Snacks and beverages will be available at the event. Enter online at www.greywolfgolf. com or call 341-4100.

Parkside Place is downtown living, Invermere style. Stroll to the Farmer’s Market or to the lake... enjoy a capuccino just steps from your front door... and live in the heart of BC’s recreational paradise. Move in for summer! Come visit our new showhome this weekend, and see for yourself: • the remarkable quality and attention to detail put into every Quiniscoe home. • homes as healthy as Invermere’s mountain air, built to R-2000 EnviroHome standards and beyond.

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The Green Zone Editor’s Note: Harold Hazelaar of Invermere is an inveterate golfer who writes Green Zone in the summer, and a column about Oldtimers’ hockey called The Old Zone in the winter. One of the newest golf courses in the area is Bootleg Gap, located in Marysville, between Kimberley and Cranbrook. This 7157 yards (Gold tees), Par 72 course boasts scenic mountain views along the St. Mary’s River. I will tell you more about this great track some other time. What makes this facility unique is the addition of “The Gap Nine.” It is an executive style Par 34 that is excellent for the golfer who doesn’t play a lot or doesn’t want to spend four to five hours on the course. It has Par threes, Par fours and a great Par 5. It is even a perfect tune-up or practice course if you are only trying to keep your game sharp before you play on a full-size

course. Donna and I play these nine holes quite regularly. It seems that each of the nine holes feature either a dogleg or an elevation change; plus most of the holes have a challenging green, for even the best putters. My favorite hole is the Par 4, uphill, dogleg to the right, seventh. Sand and trees guard the inside corner of the dogleg while even taller trees protect the sides and rear of

the green. A tee shot aiming to cut the corner and go for the green is a foolish impossibility, so a wellplaced drive just left of the sand is the proper play. From there you will have only a short iron to the small green, and if you’re like me and struggling with the putter this season, you should be able to three or four with ease! The Gap Nine is a great track for the ladies and I like it, too! I recommend you take the time to drive south and try it. The Green Zone Quote of the Week is by Ben Crenshaw: “I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.”

in the heart of Invermere. Quiniscoe Homes is proud to introduce Carpenter’s Lane, Invermere’s newest community! Enjoy walking distance to schools, parks and recreation. Two- and threebedroom homes and townhomes featuring Craftsman-inspired architecture are pre-selling now. Priced from $410,000. You and your family will appreciate: • the remarkable quality and attention to detail put into every Quiniscoe home. • homes as healthy as Invermere’s mountain air, constructed to Built Green Gold standards and beyond. The location of Carpenter’s Lane is shown in the map at left. For more information, please visit Quiniscoe’s Sales Centre at Parkside Place, 901-7th Avenue (Main Street), open daily noon until 5:00 pm. Or call (250) 342-7561.

Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival Information Àyers will be in grocery stores, and post of¿ces in Canal Flats, Radium, and in Areas F & G; in Chambers of Commerce and libraries; and in selected stores in Invermere, by August 12th.

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August 10, 2007

Extreme mountain bike race kicks off in Panorama Panorama will host the start of the sixth annual TransRockies Mountain Bike Challenge on August 12th, attracting competitors from as far as South Africa, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. This strenuous seven-day race through the beautiful wilderness of the Canadian Rockies boasts 600 kilometres of trail, 12,000 vertical feet of climbing, and $20,000 in prizes. The TransRockies challenge was founded in 2002 by legendary mountain bikers Heinrich Albrecht and Chester Fabricius; pioneers of the first European mountain bike race and the world-renowned TransAlp challenge. While it originally attracted 130 competitors, this year’s sold-out event brings together over 600 mountain bikers from around the world. Close to 300 Canadians will be competing for top prizes and the Finisher’s Jersey, testing their skills and determination in some of North America’s most challenging terrain and weather. Approximately 140 competitors are from Alberta, including representatives from Calgary, Canmore, Banff, and Edmonton. About 70 participants are from British Columbia, including several locals. Last year, Panorama Mountain Village greeted competitors at the finish line, hosting the Finisher’s and Awards Ceremony at Chopper’s Landing, where close to 1,000 guests enjoyed dinner with the beautiful Purcell Mountains in the background.

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NOTICE OF WATER RESTRICTION The Municipality, in an effort to conserve water has implemented sprinkling regulations to protect the supply during periods of low rainfall. Currently the District has implemented STAGE 1 which means ALTERNATE DAYS WATER. For your information, Stage 1 restriction requires that: Property addressed with: • An odd house number are permitted to water on odd numbered calendar days; • An even house number are permitted to water on even numbered calendar days; A new “day” begins at 12:00 a.m. (midnight). No sprinklers or irrigation systems are to be operated between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 7: 00 p.m You can view the “Water Use Restrictions Bylaw #1297, 2006” by visiting our website at or copies are available at the municipal office (914–8th Ave.)

In August, Panorama joins Fernie as the first communities to host both the start and finish of the TransRockies Challenge. Opening Ceremonies will take place on the Great Hall Deck Saturday evening, followed by a barbecue dinner and live entertainment by Shane Phillips, reggae/ska/funk/blues songwriter and performer. After an early breakfast and briefing on Sunday morning, the race start is set at 11 a.m. Competitors will parade through the village before commencing their ascent up Panorama Mountain. Although the route will only be divulged 24 hours prior to the event, riders can expect this stage of the race to be amongst the toughest. Race Details: • Stage 1 - August 12, 2007 - Panorama Mountain Village to Invermere. • Stage 2 - August 13, 2007 - Invermere to Nipika Mountain Resort. • Stage 3 - August 14, 2007 - Nipika Mountain Resort to Whiteswan Lake. • Stage 4 - August 15, 2007 - Whiteswan Lake to Elkford, BC. • Stage 5 - August 16, 2007 - Elkford to Blairmore, AB. • Stage 6 - August 17, 2007 - Blairmore, AB. to Sparwood, BC. • Stage 7 - August 18, 2007 - Sparwood, BC to Fernie, BC.

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The Columbia River meanders north through the wide valley from Invermere to Golden.

Tour the magic of our wetlands with Water Wonders Workshop If you’ve ever wondered in awe about the Columbia River, Lake Windermere and the internationally recognized Columbia Wetlands, mark August 11th and 12th on your calendar. Wildsight, a leading force for conservation in Canada’s Columbia and Southern Rocky Mountains, along with its Lake Windermere Project Initiative, invites area residents and visitors to attend the second annual Water Wonders Workshop event at James Chabot Provincial Park. “There will be exciting learning activities for all ages,” said Heather Leschied, Program Coordinator. “Our wetland tour will guide participants to take a deep look into what lives in a wetland and how to identify its inhabitants, while also discussing the importance of wetlands and how we can protect them.” Program Assistant Kalista Pruden will be leading the “Wild about Wetlands” tour, while a craft table will be set up for children to illustrate what they love


about Lake Windermere. An interactive model of the Valley will be set up to demonstrate where pollution comes from, some of its effects, and where it ends up. Both children and adults will be able to sprinkle and squirt different ‘pollutants’ on the model, then ‘rain’ on it to show how these substances move through our water system. Information will also be available on water conservation for the home and garden, tips on how to reduce our impact to our waterways and the District of Invermere’s toilet rebate program. There will also be a historical photo journey of Lake Windermere and information on Wildsight Invermere’s Responsible Lighting Program. Bring your family down for a day at the beach and a fun opportunity to learn about water and the precious waterways around Invermere. For more information call 341-6898.

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After a month-long assessment by the National Ballet of Canada, twins Emily, left, and Sarah Zehnder were told that they have what it takes to become professional ballet dancers. However, at age 11 the girls still aren’t ready to leave their home to attend ballet school in far-off Toronto. For now, the daughters of David and Carol Zehnder will continue their dancing with Aspire Dance Academy in Invermere.


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Zehnder twins turn down National Ballet By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff Two local aspiring ballet dancers have been offered spots at one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world. Twin sisters Sarah and Emily Zehnder, 11, of Invermere, were two of 20 in all of North America in their age group who were offered a full-time spot at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto. “I was really excited,” said Emily. “I was like jumping up and down and going crazy.” Sarah and Emily are the daughters of Dave and Carol Zehnder, who live on a ranch southwest of Invermere. Both girls are a member of Aspire Dance Academy in Invermere and decided to take part in the auditions when their dance teacher, Michelle Navratil, suggested that the pair should attend the initial tryouts in Calgary in October 2006. “It was scary,” Emily said. “There were lots of people watching us,” Sarah said. After the auditions, the girls were told they were put on a waiting list. In March, the National Ballet School called and

invited Sarah and Emily to attend the second audition, a month-long camp in Toronto. The sisters were ecstatic, but also a little bit nervous. After their parents did some research, the girls left for Toronto on July 2. Their mother Carol said she and her husband were initially nervous about leaving their young girls in Toronto alone, but after seeing the school and the atmosphere, their fears disappeared. During the second audition the twins participated in four hours of daily dance, ballet and two other styles. Along with the dancing there was also conditioning, physiotherapy assessments, psychological assessments and academic assessments. Following their return to Invermere on July 29, the school called and asked the girls if they would be interested in moving to Toronto and participating in the year-long program. “They both said they loved the program, but they love Invermere more,” said their mother Carol. “They would like to be back here with their animals and their friends.” The full-time program at the National School of Ballet provides some of the best ballet training in the world and it is also a full-time academic program from Grades 6-12.

There are about 1,000 dancers who try out across the country for a spot, and only 50 are selected to attend the second audition in Toronto. After the second audition, only 20 dancers are asked to stay and be a part of the full-time program. Even though the two decided not to attend the program this year, they say they are considering attending next year, although it would only be for a year. They said six years away from home is too long. Their favorite part about the whole experience was the ballet and the new friends that they made. Even though they have been so highly recognized, both girls admit they did not initially want to be dancers. The two were enrolled in dance classes when they were very young. “Just for a couple of weeks, but they didn’t like it,” Carol said. “They never wanted to be dancers.” “But now I do,” said Emily. The girls said that they changed their minds at age 8 because of their new dance teacher, “Miss Michelle.” “She’s the best dance teacher in the world,” Sarah said. The girls are looking forward to being challenged in their upcoming season at Aspire.

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Adopt your own Bighorn Sheep Christmas Motorcycle Toy Run Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Meet at Toads Hole Café (1201 7th Avenue, downtown Inveremere, B.C.) at 8:30 a.m. Ride starts at 9:00 a.m. All bikes welcome. Must have a new unwrapped toy (or $$$) for the less fortunate kids of the Columbia valley. Participants will get free coffee before the ride and when you drop off your toy after the ride there will be hotdogs and pop. The ride will consist of taking Westside road to Fairmont then Hwy 93/95 back to Invermere and ends at Toads Hole Café. Call Toby for information at 341-5370

By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff The Friends of Kootenay National Park Association is giving you the chance to do your part to save the dwindling Bighorn Sheep population near Radium Hot Springs. Until August 31st, anyone can “Adopt” a Bighorn and in the process donate money towards the research, monitoring and restoration of the habitat of the herd that roams around Radium and Stoddart Creek. “I think it’s a valuable program that will help the Bighorns stay around for the long term,” said Deb Griffith, Communications Officer for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. The sponsorship program is in response to large number of sheep that are killed in vehicle collisions each year. The prime time for traffic deaths is during the sheep’s migration season. The Bighorn sheep have their little ones in the spring within Kootenay National Park boundaries, and then migrate outside the park every year. This leaves the sheep crossing major highways twice a year. Every year the Mile Hill on Highway 93/95 south of Radium claims up to 10 percent of the herd’s population in vehicle collisions. Even though sheep fatalities can also be attributed to disease, 11 out of 16 sheep deaths in 2006 were attributed to traffic or trains.

It is not cheap to protect the sheep from becoming road kill. Twelve Global Positioning System collars cost a whopping $60,000 and the yearly refurbishing of the collars costs more than $8,000. “It’s needed - that’s for sure, if we are going to have a viable band in this area,” Deb said. The donations from the program will also go towards habitat restoration work. The Village of Radium Hot Springs is built in traditional sheep range, which creates conflict between the sheep’s natural instincts and the dangers that surround them. “We need to continue researching and looking at their habitat issues,” she added. There are four levels of sponsorship ranging from Lamb, starting at $25 to Full Curl Ram, which is sponsorship over $1000. In return for your donation you will be entered to win two annual family passes valid at Radium, Banff and Miette Hot Springs. Also you will recieve a lifetime membership to the Friends of Kootenay National Park Association which gives you a discount at Nature’s Gifts Store, an annual newsletter, updates on the sheep population and an opportunity to become involved in other Friends Association projects. You can get more information on how to sponsor your very own Bighorn at the Radium Visitor Centre, or by calling 347-9331.


Luxuriously appointed townhomes in a prime village centre location at a surprisingly affordable price. Quarter ownership - the smart way to own recreational real estate. The Lookout: 95% SOLD OUT. Special incentives on the last few remaining townhomes, slopeside condos, and Greywolf lots. Last chance to buy at developer pricing. Panorama’s master planned village brings family together in a breathtaking recreational setting with world class amenities that you can begin enjoying today. Call Playground Real Estate Inc at 1.888.282.9378 Listed by Playground Real Estate Inc. This is not an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of any offer to buy, to residents of any province or state in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Any such offering may only be made witha disclosure statement. For a copy when available, contact Playground Real Estate Inc. at 1.888.282.9378.

August 10, 2007

North valley hosts musical event By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff On Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m., Columbia Valley Music and Festivals will be holding the 8th annual Edgewater Extravaganza. The event is a chance for people to see the work and process of local talent combined with feature artists from as far away as Calgary and Vancouver. “It’s a great event,” said event coordinator Barry Moore. “It’s a good stage, good venue and there are great acoustics in there.” This year the event will headline the Lockwood Ensemble of Edgewater, a piano quartet combined with various other instruments. This year their guest will be cellist Bryan Deans. There will also be performance by Mariah Mennia and her fire spinners, along with special performances by the Invermere Belly Dancers, poet John Palmer, and many other musical talents. Edgewater has a history of providing quality entertainment for locals and tourists. The Edgewater Extravaganza will be held at the Edgewater Hall and tickets are available at the door. Adults are $12.50, seniors are $10 and children are free.

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Grizzly Grill in Radium filling the void By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff Dan Emms, owner of Valley Lighting with wife Laura, has opened a new restaurant in Radium.

Your last chance at affordable living in Invermere! Priced from only $145,000 to $165,000 for a limited time. Finally, a place you can call home–or your home-away-fromhome–in the heart of the beautiful Columbia Valley! Phase One of Cedarwood Glen Estates is now selling. Eighteen twobedroom condominiums are now offered for sale, from only $145,000 to $165,000. Arrange a viewing or request more information by calling (250) 341-1182, or emailing Act quickly - these units are selling fast!

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Get in line, ladies and gentlemen. The Grizzly Mountain Grill in Radium is now open and business is already booming. “It’s amazing,” said owner Dan Emms. “We opened the Thursday before last; no sign, no nothing, all we did was take the Closed sign off the door, and it was packed.” Dan and his wife Laura also own Valley Lighting in Invermere. The couple and their children - Cody, 12; twins Kyle and Kayla, 2; and Dylan, 4 - have been coming out to the valley for years. But two years ago they noticed that there was no lighting store in the valley and they decided to sell their home in Calgary and move out here permanently. “We just thought ‘Hey, we hit the jackpot’ because we love it out here.” Dan and Laura decided to open the restaurant late this year and took possession of the building June 1. The building was formerly the home of the Springs Family Restaurant and Smitty’s before that. “Somebody told me about the building that was for sale and it was a restaurant and it used to be lined up out the door, so we just took it from there,” Dan said. “We thought why not give it a try?” It’s a good thing they did. Dan said demand has been steady since the restaurant opened. “I didn’t think it would be that busy as quick,” Dan said. The Grizzly Mountain Grill specializes in Canadian cuisine, including “a little bit of everything” from steaks to build-it-yourself Mexican fajitas. They are also very excited to launch their brand new appetizer and entree menu. Dan also boasts homemade French fries and burgers. “We want to be known for the best burger in town,” Dan said. “And we will be.” The entire process of renovating the restaurant has been very rewarding for the Emms family. “Just to see it all come together and then open up and be that busy, it just makes you feel good that you have been able to accomplish all that in a relatively short period of time,” Dan said. The Grizzly Mountain Grill is open located in Radium, next to Radium Hot Springs Esso. “We want it to be the place to be in Radium,” Dan said. “Judging from the start, I think we’ll get there.”

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Cathy’s Workshop: adding essential tools By Cathy Dalrymple Earlier this season I gave a list of the first ten tools you need to get started in woodworking. They were : 1. measuring tape 2. cordless drill 3. circular saw 4. hand saw 5. multi-driver 6. hammer 7. spirit level 8. carpenters square 9. pliers 10. utility knife Now it’s time to add to that list a few of the big guns. There is no more used and more important tool in the shop than a table saw. This is truly the work horse in the shop. For this reason you need to buy the best saw you can afford. This should be belt-driven with a well-machined cast iron table. Be sure the rip fence works smoothly; there are after-market fences for this which may be more versatile than what comes with your saw. Finally, a 220-volt motor is needed with a minimum rating of two horsepower. For most of the work done on a table saw, a good carbide-tipped combination blade is all you need.

There are blades for specific cutting applications such as crosscutting and ripping, as well as a dado blade for creating dados used for shelves and cabinet back recesses. Once you are familiar with the saw, there are a number of shopmade jigs used on the table saw. The one I find absolutely indispensable is a table saw sled. This allows me to cross cut pieces of wood with ease and safety. The sled can be adapted to be a miter sled as well so you can make multiple 45-degree angles with precision. Another jig similar to the sled is the panel cutter. This allows you to cut wide stock with accuracy. The tool for the shop is probably the router. The router can be used for more than just the obvious decorative profile. Until you make the leap to a joiner, the router can serve this purpose with a straight cutting bit and a straight edge. It will also create dados and rebates. It is the best tool for edge trimming countertops and for this purpose you can get a smaller router designed for this application.

You will see bits for a vast array of prices and I suggest you buy the best you can. The bit will last longer and won’t burn your wood as easily since the material is stronger. Tungsten carbide is best as it maintains hardness at high temperatures. High carbons or high speed steel won’t hold there edge as long as tungsten carbide. The next tool for your shop, although there are many to choose from, I would get a biscuit joiner. This is a very useful and easy-to-use tool which will make cabinet-making a breeze. The beauty of the tool is if you are not well-versed in traditional joinery such as mortise and tenon, and don’t wish to use dowels, the biscuit or plate joiner works well. There are no fasteners seen so no holes to fill, and the joint, in most applications, is as strong as you will require. Once again, there are several on the market and I would suggest one with an easy-to-adjust fence; and check that the grip is comfortable to you. The list of tools for the shop is endless so you just have to chip away at it. In most cases you get what you pay for so shop around and buy the best for your buck. Cathy Dalrymple owns Toby Creek Custom Woodworking in Invermere. Call her at 342-3022.

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Runners will Loop the Lake on Saturday By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Sta Saturday, August 11, 2007 marks the 12th year of the annual Invermere Rotary Club’s Loop the Lake. The event consists of an ultra-marathon, regular marathon, half-marathon, 10-kilometre race, full course relay and perhaps most interesting of all, the octogenarian relay. “I enjoy it,â€? said Claude Campbell, 91. “You can’t quit these things that you enjoy, or else you kind of go to seed.â€? The octogenarian relay is restricted to contestants who are 80 and over. This race is only ďŹ ve kilometres, still quite a feat for anyone, let alone if you are over 80. Last year, 11 seniors participated in the octogenarian relay and three ďŹ nished the whole ďŹ ve kilometres. Although the starting point of this event is oďŹƒ-

cially at the ďŹ ve-kilometer mark on Lakeview Road, seniors may choose a closer starting point to suit their circumstances. “I think it gives them a chance to participate in quite an important event,â€? said Claude. “It gives them that opportunity and that sense of accomplishment.â€? If you are over 80 and interested showing o your athletic prowess with fellow octogenarians, but are having diďŹƒculty registering or ďŹ nding transportation to the event, you can contact Karen Shand at 3425511 or Claude Campbell at 342-7300. Registration is $15; this includes a complementary breakfast with your “teammatesâ€? after you cross the ďŹ nish line at Pynelogs. “It’s a social event,â€? Claude added. “We try to ďŹ nish up together and a lot of us walk together.â€? So far only four octogenarians are signed up for the race, but Claude is expecting at least a dozen to

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May your joys be as long as a rabbit’s ears... forgot who built their home after they got burned out and always invited the whole community over during Christmas week. Dapper was a father who didn’t forget what it was Her neighbours recall that 20 years ago, when Ellike to be a kid. He gave his children “one part of the eanor Ede Statham was well into her sixties, “For a property to build roads and have campfires.” Gordon frail little lady, she could throw bales that weighed as Ede also recalls they “had a water hole . . . We swam much as she did!” Stan Wieler smiles in amazement, in it, Dad would drain it once in a while and put fresh “And could she herd cows!” water in it.” Water was a precious commodity and was Wife Shirley added: “She could chase cows for transported in irrigation ditches from the Windermere hours. And she always had food with her, enough for Creek. Each spring the everyone.” ditches had to be cleaned What more could be out, which involved reexpected of a girl who was moving dead animals, delivered by Dr. Coy in branches and leaves. Invermere in 1927? Her Cows would cave in the parents Ernest (Dapper) banks, which also had to and Winnifred Ede had be repaired. come out from Surrey, The children didn’t England in 1923 with have time to get into too their two eldest children, much trouble. They got Ron and Heather. Four up in the morning and more children were born did chores. Each of the in the valley: Joyce, Myrsix children had so many tle, Gordon and Eleanor. rows in the vegetable garEleanor, Myrtle and den they were responsible Gordon are the only three for hoeing each day durof the siblings remaining ing the summer. Wood and all still live in the had to be brought in for valley. Many immigrant the fire in order to stay men from England went warm and cook food. back home when the They went to school First World War broke and then afterwards it out and never returned was more chores, supto our valley. However, per, homework and then Dapper, as he was known bedtime. to most people, had first Gordon remembers arrived here in 1912. He having to haul in four joined the Canadian Arbuckets of water a day my’s 54th Battalion and Pictured here, front left to right: Betty Statham, Joyce Ede, and six on wash days. went to Vernon for his bride Eleanor Ede Statham, Hubert Statham and Jim Statham. Their mother used to basic training in 1914. wash clothes with a scrub After the First World War he married Winnifred in England and the family from becoming a turkey farmer, though he was con- board and wash tub. When washing machines came sidered 100-percent disabled. He could only work for in there were two types available: electric and gas. But travelled here together in 1923. the gas had to be started by pushing down with the Ernest’s friend Harry Bone was waiting to wel- so long and would have to stop and take a rest. Just off the northern approach into Windermere foot. Winnifred was “scared stiff of gas,” and so Gorcome them. For the first while the two men trapped up Findlay Creek and they worked for Mr. Holland stands an old house in a field. In the 1930s and 1940s don bought her an electric washing machine in 1951, digging irrigation ditches and building homes. Mr. it was at the helm of a busy farmyard with 100-150 all the way from Vancouver in a car. Eleanor still has her autograph books from the Holland owned Fairmont at that time, and the big old turkeys running around. Turkeys had to be herded barn seen to the right of the road when going up to the just like cattle. They’d go miles “chasing a grasshop- 1930s and 40s, precursors, if you will, of the blogging that teenagers do today. The notes from friends almost per,” says Gordon. hot pools was built by Dapper Ede. Christmas week meant a lot of extra work for the always rhymed. The couple purchased property in Windermere. When Eleanor was about two the family dog, Curly, children: plucking and eviscerating slaughtered turContinued on next page . . . barked and woke them in the middle of the night. The keys. People got their birds for the holiday from the house was on fire. The family got out safely and Win- Edes for 50 cents a pound. However, the Edes never By Dorothy Isted Pioneer Columnist

nifred managed to save one item: an Eaton’s package that had just arrived the day before and was sitting on the table. She grabbed it as she ran past with her children. They lost everything else but the community rallied round and built their new home for them. Dapper had been severely injured in the war, getting “shrapnel in his legs, lost his hearing, crippled up his back,” says Eleanor’s brother Gordon. He suffered for the remainder of his life from his wounds while serving his adopted country. That did not stop him

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VALLEY PIONEER ... and your sorrows as short as its tail

Continued from previous page “Dear Eleanor: Don’t be afraid of anything Through life just freely roam This world was made for all of us So make yourself at home! Love, Allison Nov 17, 1942.” “May your joys be as long as a rabbit’s ears And your sorrows as short as its tail (Mrs) Lucienne Dumas July 29, 1953.” “Athalmer Sept 8, 1942 Dear Eleanor: Friendship is a gold chain That binds two hearts together And if we never break this chain We shall be friends forever

Your pal, Daisy G.” Life was tough on the Prairies during the 1930s. Often teenagers struck out on their own to see if they could make their own way in the world and take the pressure off their parents who were struggling to feed younger siblings. This is how 14-year-old Hubert Statham arrived in the Columbia Valley with his friend Andy. Things must have been better here because his parents, Archibald and Emily Statham, soon followed. They first got work on a Tegart ranch and later were able to purchase and work land immediately south of Wilmer, where many of their descendents still live today. Hubert’s sister Betty Statham and Eleanor Ede became good friends. Hubert enlisted in the army in 1939 and served the duration of the Second World War in France and Germany. When he returned home, he proposed to Eleanor and they were married in 1946 at the St. Peter’s Church in Windermere. They farmed

land adjacent to his parents and had two sons: Wayne and David. “To pass the time” Eleanor used to get together with her closest neighbours: Marjory Reid, Ellen, Mrs. Crandall and Ruby Nixon. The women would take turns hosting. Eleanor enjoyed serving cake and cookies for what they called Wednesday Tea Day. She recalls the worst thing about baking in a wood stove was, “keeping the fire going and keeping the right temperature. If the heat got too slow the cake would sink in the middle.” Granddaughter Lynn-Ann Digney says her grandmother makes “the best shortbread ever.” Hubert died in December 2006 and Eleanor has been in the Invermere hospital in recent months. She has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Many people, including brother Gordon and sister Myrtle, pop in to see the tiny lady who herded turkeys and cows and baked up a storm. Meanwhile, Lynn-Ann just had her second child, a baby boy, the fifth generation of this family to live in the valley.

Above: “Dapper Ede” and his son Ron Ede after a successful hunting trip. Top right: Eleanor Ede with her sister-in-law Betty Statham. Bottom right, Wayne Statham performing in the Golden Rodeo in 1980 riding a horse named Sandy.

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Lawrence Bergen August 8, 1934 - August 1, 2007

Memorial service for Florence Ida Sinclair (Nee Berrey) formerly of Golden B.C. will be held at Brisco United Church on August 18, 2007 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson or the Cancer Society. --------------------------------Dr Paul. Congratulations on receiving your Doctorate in philosophy (biological science). From Cory, Mom, Bob, Colin, Grandma Mary & Grandpa Don Thompson.

CHEERS to Toni Broadfoot. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heart felt thanks to a very honest and caring lady in this valley, Toni Broadfoot, for her honesty and help. I inadvertently left $480.00 on a counter at the Bank of Commerce in Invermere. Toni picked it up and returned it to me. Toni’s kindness fits in well with this beautiful valley. Once again, thank you. Charlie Mackey ----------------------------------JEERS to anyone attacking our local media for covering the belly dancers during Valley Appreciation Day. Have you ever heard the term “shoot the messenger?” Lighten up! If you want to attack someone, attack the parade organizers and have a nice day. JR

1 Bdrm walk-out. Lakeview road. Invermere. Fully furnished. W/D, N/S, N/P, Available Sept 1 $695. plus 1/3 hydro. $350 Damage deposit. References. 342-7245. ----------------------------------CONTRACTORS: Self contained cabins by the week or month. (250) 345-6365 Fairmont Bungalows. ----------------------------------1-bedroom basement suite walkout, w/d, n/s, n/p, close to down-town and beaches. $600, furnished or unfurnished, includes utilities and electricity. $300 DD. Available Sept 1. Call 342-7547. ----------------------------------Brand new 1-bedroom rental suite in Windermere available October 1, 2007. Partially furnished. Utilities and cable included. $900 per month. (403) 233-7084 Ext: 231.

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Born in Wingard, SK; died at Cranbrook Regional Hospital, BC. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents William & Maria Bergen; brothers Wilfred, Edward & Bill; brother-in-law Doug Diamond and daughters Connie & Debbie. He is survived by his soul mate Betty; sister Edith; brothers George & Bob; children Alan (Michelle), Becky (Bob), Lorna (Dave), Beverly (Kelly), Sheila (Phil), Michael, Len (Shelley), Linda (Harvey), Brenda (Tom), Sue (Kim); special neice Ingrid; 25 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He will be missed ... There will be a reception for family and friends at the Lions Club Hall on Saturday, August 11 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Sheila Jefferson April 25, 1955 - July 24, 2007 Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan; passed away in Invermere, BC. It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the passing of Sheila Jefferson. Sheila and her family moved to the Invermere area in 1961. In 1962 the family moved to Fruitvale where they stayed until 1968 when they came back to Invermere. Sheila is predeceased by her father George, and nephews, Cory, Brent, Adian and Troy. She is survived by her loving husband Brian; children, Janet (Ron), and Jonathon (Kim); 2 grandchildren, Jayden and Jager; her brothers, Russell, Gordon, Gary (Sherri), Larry; and many, many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank everyone for all their kindness during this time of sorrow. To all the people who brought food, flowers and sent cards. To all the ones that were there to help us through this terrible time, a big Thank You. Condolences for the family and friends may be posted at www. Robert Jame Futa August 31, 1955 to July 30, 2007 Robert passed away suddenly and peacefully at home. He leaves behind mother Irene Futa; sisters Anne, Shizu and Jean; nephew Justin; and special friends Natalie, Lauren, Jessica and Ben. The Futa Family and friends will celebrate Robert’s life at Strand’s Old House Restaurant, Friday, August 10, 2007, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eulogy will be read at 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Columbia Valley Food Bank, (In Memory of Robert Futa) P.O. Box 2141, Invermere, B. C. V0A 1K0

CHEERS & JEERS JEERS to the girls who stole my daughter’s billabong flip flops from Kinsmen Beach last Thursday evening while she was swimming with friends. (For any parents who notice their daughter has new flip flops that you don’t recognize, they have pink,white and green polka dots with green straps). Get a job and buy your own! AM ----------------------------------JEERS to anyone who thought the photo of the bellydancer was anything other than FANTASTIC. SW. ----------------------------------CHEERS to the life-long valley resident who volunteered to bellydance at a community organized, family event --- it was nice to see her beauty captured on camera!

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MEMORIAL In Loving Memory of our Parents Luverne Godlien (July 27, 1953 to Aug. 9, 2002) and Janette Godlien (Oct. 14, 1955 to Aug. 10, 2004) We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday and the days before that too, We think of you in silence, we often speak your names All we have are memories and your pictures in a frame. Your memory is our keepsakes with which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, and we have you in our hearts. Bridget, Robin, and Michael

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HOUSE FOR SALE 3 bedroom home, full basement, new exterior paint. Located between Invermere and Radium, view by appointment only. Call 1-250-424-5518. ----------------------------------Newer 2400+ sq. ft. 3-bedroom and den. On Columbia River, Fairmont Hot Springs. For more information visit website, www. (250) 3456350.

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342-1167 PHIL’S CARPENTRY – Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement & bathrooms. Phone 341-8033 cell or 3428474 home. Not on valley time. ----------------------------------SIMES PAINTING Interior and exterior, new homes and existing, quality woodwork finishing, lacquers, staining and clearcoating. Call Barry. 342-0572, Windermere. ----------------------------------ODD JOBS ENT HAULING Garbage, brush and construction Disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt @ 342-3569.

CAREERS Cleaner looking for short/long term cleaning contracts for homes/ cabins. Dependable, trustworthy, bondable. Commercial cleaning also considered. Call Sue 3476429 or C 688-0347 Radium to Fairmont. ----------------------------------Journeyman/woman electrician position available September 1st in Invermere. Residential experience an asset. $30.00 to $34.00 per hour plus benefits. Please send resumes to 1-866673-5175. ----------------------------------FREE MOVIE RENTALS -- F/T or P/T. Join our team; receive good wages, free rentals, benefits and retention bonus. Please call Thora at 342-0057, email or drop off resume at Gone Hollywood.

We Work At Play! Voted “Best Conditioned Course in B.C.” in 2005, Eagle Ranch Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course located in picturesque Invermere, British Columbia. This season Eagle Ranch proudly unveiled a magnificent clubhouse, complete with an expanded Golf Shop, full service dining room, meeting room and lounge. At Eagle Ranch, our approach to golf operations is simple - we strive to provide the ultimate guest experience - which means hiring and retaining employees who strive for excellence in all that they do. We are looking for team players with a ‘can do’ attitude to contribute positively to our continued growth. Our ideal candidates will possess characteristics that reflect our corporate values of caring, integrity, excellence, team spirit and financial responsibility.

Servers Eagle Ranch Golf Course is accepting resumes for servers available for part-time through the entire year. This position requires excellent communication and customer service skills, the ability to work independently and a strong attention to detail. Serving It Right is a requirement; Food Safe is an asset. Enjoy a great team atmosphere, an exciting new menu and competitive wages. Come work for one of the most acclaimed new restaurants in the valley! Resumes may be sent confidentially to: Eagle Ranch Golf Course RR#3, M-2, C-11, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K3 Email: • Fax: 1-250-342-2563

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Bobcat and operator for hire. Experienced and responsible. Call Carl at 342-7333. ----------------------------------Meat Cutter (or wrapper). Parttime or Full-time positions available immediately. Experience preferred but willing to train. Apply to Sydney-Anne at AG Valley Foods, 906 – 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC or call (250) 342-3330. ----------------------------------Hairstylist wanted at Valley Hairstyling. Permanent or seasonal. Phone Susan, 342-9863. ----------------------------------Legal-MacDonald Thomas Law Office Requires friendly, efficient, detail-oriented, multi-tasker immediately for receptionist position – permanent, full-time – salary DoE. Submit resume by fax: 250-342-3237 / by mail: Box 2400, Invermere, V0A 1K0. ----------------------------------Everett Frater Ent. Looking for experienced lawn maintenance staff. Weekends off. Good pay. Call Everett 342-6116.

Outgoing responsible people required for in-store and yard employment. Come to Rona (Ace Hardware) with resume. 410 Borden Street, Invermere. -----------------------------------

Chamber Maid required. Full or part-time. Rate $10-$12 per hour plus bonus. Apply in person to Motel Tyrol at 5016 Highway #93 Radium or phone 347-9402. Ask for Duane or Myrna. -----------------------------------

Ferrier’s Waterscapes Inc. is looking for an experienced landscape person for September and October.

Please call 341-1589

Ofce Assistant Wanted

Busy Property Management ofce requires an enthusiastic person to join our service oriented team. Duties to include reception, ling and assisting the property managers. Preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational and computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Ofce. This is a part-time position that could work into full time for the right person.

Survey Assistant Invermere, B.C. A market leader in quality engineering and geomatics services, Focus Corporation is a professional engineering and surveying company with offices in major centers throughout Western Canada. As a result of continued growth and exciting opportunities, our Invermere, BC office requires a Survey Assistant who thrives on challenge and has the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Candidates must be physically fit, have valid, clean driver’s abstract, be mechanically inclined and have a keen sense towards attention to detail. Exposure to municipal legal survey procedures along with Safety Tickets, would be an asset. 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 on turning opportunities into success. 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. Please forward your resume in confidence quoting competition number 07-07-300 to:

Focus Corporation 57 Cadillac Avenue Victoria, BC V8Z 1T3 Email: Fax: (250) 474-7751 We thank all candidates, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send resume to Ofce Assistant, PO Box 21, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 or fax 250-341-6009.

SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES Invermere / Edgewater Branches

Kootenay Savings continues to grow as we strive to fulfill our vision: To be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve. We are currently seeking qualified and flexible candidates to provide part-time coverage as service representatives in our Invermere / Edgewater Branches. You’ll be rewarded with a positive and challenging work environment in an organization that incorporates many leading-edge strategic initiatives with opportunities for supported learning and career advancement. If you are a team-oriented individual interested in growing with an organization where you can demonstrate your talent for building strong member relationships, we’d like to hear from you! For full details about this position including qualifications and information about how to apply prior to August 17, 2007, please see the Careers Section of our website at

N E W S PA P E R has an immediate opening for an

Assistant Graphic Designer This is an excellent opportunity to work in a creative environment and enjoy everything our resort community has to offer. You will lay out pages for our award-winning independent newspaper, design advertising and work on several glossy tourist and real estate publications. Best of all, we have access to skiing, golfing, swimming and thousands of miles of back country. Our community is an easy three-hour commute from Calgary. The key requirements are strong design skills and an ability to work under pressure. A graphic design diploma is preferred, but experience may be considered instead.

Please forward your resumé and cover letter to: Elinor Florence, Publisher The Columbia Valley Pioneer, Box 868, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Tel: (250) 341-6299 • Fax: (250) 341-6229

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COME JOIN OUR TEAM We are now accepting resumes for these positions: • Wait servers • Bartenders • Housekeeping/Room Attendant $12/hr. to start • Line cooks $12/hr. to start Contact: Todd Mitchell 341-1946 or 342-9246 or drop off resume at front desk, 1310, 7th Ave

Request for Qualified Applicants for the Position of Project Coordinator for the CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING BASIN Initiative

Changing Climate, Changing Basin is a community based planning and action initiative that will work with selected communities, within the CBT area, to assist them in identifying local community sensitivities to climate change and its impacts, and then develop and implement a proactive adaptation plan to meet these challenges. The project is being initiated by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) in partnership with a variety of provincial, federal, rst nation, and regional government agencies, and academic institutions. The Project Coordinator for the Changing Climate, Changing Basin initiative will work closely with the Project Advisory Committee, the project assistant and other project partners.

• 1 Full-time Year Round Cook • 2 Part-time Cooks (summer) • 2 Part-time Servers (year round) • 3 Part-time Dish Washers

For a project description and detailed outline of this position, the qualications, skills, and experience required, visit CBT’s website at=10&pg=career or call Charlene Desrochers at 1-250-344-2911 or email at Applications must be submitted by September 7, 2007 by 4:30 pm MST.


For the Bargain Hunter In All of Us

APPLY AT PEPPI’S 342-3421 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


Advertise your Garage Sale in the Pioneer…

Fax: 250-345-0075





Pioneer on the Road Top: Herman and Dorothy Anders, with son Alan Anders and his wife Susan, who own Temptations in La Marina, Spain. Centre: Irene and Bill Turner, sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Bottom: Windermere Valley Boys’ Baseball Rep Team in Kalispell, Montana. Send us a photo of yourself with a copy of The Pioneer any time in 2007 and win two free nights at the Fantasyland Hotel in West Edmonton Mall, courtesy of Travel World in Invermere.

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Chalks Billiards 15150 Bannister Rd SE

Fortune Car Wash 4715 Mac Tr SW

London House 5 flr, 505-4 Ave SW

Planet Organic 100, 10233 Elbow Dr SW

Alexander Centre 922-9 Ave SE

City Hall 800 Mac Tr SE

Long & McWade 105-58 Ave SW

Prince Donair 301-, 3132-26 St NE

Alta Theatre Projects 2 flr, 220-9 Ave SE

Coco Brooks 640-42 Ave SE

Francesco’s Italian Food Store 3413-26 Ave SW

McKenzie Meadows Golf Course

Amaranth Whole Foods 7 Arbour Lk Dr NW

Coco Brooks M 2020-32 Ave NE

Rainbow Pride Resource Centre 1230A-17 Ave SW

Artspace 2 flr 1235-26 Ave SE

Coffee & Screams 555 Northmount Dr NW

Bad Ass Coffee 109, 683-10 St SW

Craving Bagels N Tower Graces Centre Foothills Hospital

Bad Ass Jacks Subs N Wraps 400 Crowfoot Cres NW

Fresh Blends 311, 46-25 Varsity Dr NW Gallery Cafe 608-7 St SW Gondola Pizza 2758 Glenmore Tr SE Gourmet Coffee 7674-8 St NE

Mediterranean Grill 6008 Mac Tr SW Milky Way 1104-1 Ave NE

Saigon Vietnamese Palace 460, 5255 Richmond Rd SW

Mongolie Grill 1108-4 St SW

Skaters 40, 6130-1A St SW

Mount Royal House 140-10 Ave SW

Sunterra Market 1851 Sirocco Dr. SW

My Sub 100, 744-4 Ave SW

The Grind 908-8 Ave SW

Nellies In The Loop 2015-33 Ave SW

The Other Place 840-6 Ave SW Triwood Community 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW

Crossroads Market 1235-26 Ave SE

Green Bean 601-1 St SW

Big 4 Casino Stampede Park

Danish Canadian Club 727-11 Ave SW

Greyhound Courier 833 Greyhound Way SW

Big Rock Brewery 5555-76 Ave SE

Decidedly Jazz 1512-4 St SW

Hages 212 1440-52 St NE

Blue River Bistro 227-11 Ave SW

Devonian Gardens 4 flr TD SQ

Hard Disk 1441-17 Ave SW

Oakridge Community Centre 9504 Oakfield Dr SW

Bow Valley College 1st flr 332-6 Ave SE

Dino Rosa 9136 Mac Tr S

Harry Hays 220-4 Ave SE

Oh Canada 815-7 Ave SW

Buy Low Foods 11, 200-52 St NE

Divine Decadence bsmt 720-17 Ave SW

Harry’s Pub 105-60 Crowft Cres NW

Pharaoh’s 17 2008-33 Ave SW

By The Cup 2 flr, 736-8 Ave SW

Dome Sports Pub 5703-3 St SW

Haworth 10 Smed Lane SE

Phoenix Comics 1010-16 Ave NW

Cafe 411 102, 1015-4 St SW

Eat A Pita 4602-17 Ave SE

Holy Cross Campus 2204-2 St SW

Calgary Jewish Centre 1607-90 Ave SW

Eau Claire Market Info

Hometown Kitchen 4068-Ogden Rd SE

Pies Plus 611, 12445 Lk Fraser Dr SE

Calgary International Hostel 520-7 Ave SE Calgary Multi-Cultural Centre 835-8 Ave SW

Eighth & Eighth Cafe 855-5 Ave SW Encana Place mn flr 150-9 Ave SW Extreme Bean 3333 Bowness Rd NW

Campers Village 7208 Mac Tr S

Fairs Fair 1609-14 St SW

Cappuccino Company 924A-7 Ave SW

Fairs Fair 4 7400 Mac Tr S

Casablanca Video 2100-4 St SW

Fairs Fair 907-9 Ave SE

Casablanca Video 2101-33 Ave SW

Family Foods 819-19 St SE

Cedars 3103 Edmonton Tr NE

Fitness on Fifth 320-5 Ave SE

Infusion Cafe 1212-31 Ave NE LaCay Vietnamese Subs 119, 920-36 St NE Lake Bonavista Community Centre 1401 Acadia Dr SW

Pita Stop 6 11027 Elbow Dr SW Planet 101 83 Bowridge Dr NW Planet Organic 4625 Varsity Dr NW

Video World bsmt 1010-6 Ave SW VRRI 3305-33 St SW Wayne’s Bagels 2 flr, 777-8 Ave SW West Hillhurst Community Centre 1940-6 Ave NW Wrapture 1208-17 Ave SW You & I Coffee 2 flr 400-4 Ave SW You & I Coffee Mn Flr 700-4 Ave SW

Lambada Market 1423 Centre St NW LaVienna 2139 Kens Rd NW Lil Big Horn 3716-61 Ave NE Little Chef 400, 555 Strathcona Blvd SW


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What is ‘Liberation Theology?’ By Sandy Ferguson Windermere Valley Shared Ministry On Sunday I mentioned Liberation Theology, and someone asked me to explain what it actually meant. As I reflected on their question, I thought I would share my thoughts on this form of theology in this column. Liberation theology took shape during the 1970s and the 1980s in Latin America, and began amongst some Catholic clergy who witnessed the extreme poverty of the people around them and the oppression they endured, and decided it was necessary to act. And in scripture these clergy discovered inspiration for their ministry. For example, the events of the book of Exodus were a powerful inspiration to all people trapped in oppression. In Exodus God acts to free a people from the greatest superpower of the time, and gives them a land and a covenant, and they witness to the world how God’s love can transform a people. And these clergy explored the ministry of Christ Jesus. Jesus did not judge a person to be of little value because of their illness, low social status or lack of wealth. Jesus looked beyond such shallow distinctions and saw people fully capable of witnessing to the world that God is with us, because he saw people who would be part of God’s vision of how this world will be. With this vision of scripture, these Catholic clergy went amongst the people of Latin America sharing a

At The Library The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris Reviewed by Sheila Bonny Invermere Public Library Joanne Harris’ magical tale, The Lollipop Shoes, is set in a tiny chocolate shop in the Parisian village of Montmartre. It is told in the voices of Zozie de L’Alba, a fraud artist; Yanne Charbonneau, the proprietor of a chocolate shop; and Annie, Yanne’s eleven-yearold daughter. The story begins as Zozie boasts how, chameleon-like, she changes her demeanor to steal others’ identities and wealth. We follow her as she befriends Yanne, a young

vision of the Kingdom of God that was to come, and how the Kingdom could exist amongst us today. And many people shared in this vision. But it was only a matter of time before the powers of this world saw this theology as a threat to their authority, because it reveals the economic, political and social oppressions that are the reality of this world, and shows unjust they are. And so these powers acted, as they have always acted throughout history, by trying to suppress this vision of liberation. For example, death squads were used to martyr troublesome monks, nuns, priests and even an archbishop, Oscar Romero in El Salvador. Yet despite this campaign of terror, Liberation theology continues its work. Protestants would join Catholics in bringing hope to a people trapped in oppression and poverty. And through proclaiming the Good News, they revealed hope in unexpected places. People no longer simply sit back, waiting to be helped through acts of charity from the developed world, or wait to be told what to do by the powers of this world. Now through embracing Liberation Theology they enter into the mystery of the Good News revealed through Christ Jesus, and become a living witness to the Kingdom of God. They act to face the injustice they endure on a daily basis, and confront the forces of oppression that surround them. And they share in the hope to be found in the church when it follows the witness of Archbishop Oscar Romero who shared these words: “A church that doesn’t provoke any crisis, a Gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real skin of the society around it, what kind of Gospel is that?” mother of two little girls struggling to make a living in a small chocolaterie. Long an outsider in other communities, Yanne finally has found safe refuge in Montmartre. With Zozie’s encouragement, Yanne redecorates her shop in bright primary colours and resumes creating homemade chocolates. Yanne’s enchanting chocolate confections and Zozie’s flamboyant charm attract more and more customers into the shop.The business thrives. In Zozie, Annie finds a fascinating adult friend. Meanwhile, the reader lives in anxious suspense, a party to the characters’ thoughts and certain of Zozie’s malevolent intent. What does she want of Yanne? After years of seeking anonymity, has Yanne the courage to claim her true identity? The Lollipop Shoes demands suspension of disbelief in magic and casts a spell on the reader up to the final page.

Valley Churches LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 12th – Worship and Life Instruction with Pastor Jared Enns. Children’s Program, for ages 30 months to age 12, during the morning service. 7 p.m. Monthly Hymn Sing. 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 342-9535 WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY 10:30 a.m. August 12th – Invermere – Christ Church Trinity Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 342-6644 or VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY 10 a.m. Sunday Children’s Church during the message part of the service. Sunday 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting Senior Pastor Rev. John Cuyler • Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 342-9511 ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Canadian Martyrs Church, Invermere Saturday 7 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 Saturday 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 LATTERDAY 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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A Piece of Mountain Beauty

Just minutes from the beach, World Class golf courses and all the amenities that Invermere has to offer. Bright open concept living area, dining nook off the kitchen and wood paneling throughout. Master bedroom has ensuite and French doors leading out onto the covered deck. Western exposure with mountain view and beautiful sunsets. MLS#K164068

Listen to the creek on this private, mountainside location. Beautiful home features 4 bedrooms and six bathrooms with an open concept living and kitchen area. This is a special spot that feels like you are away from it all. MLS#K164297

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Fantastic lot in The Cottages at Copper Point. This pie-shaped lot is treed and backs east. Enjoy golng, swimming, skiing and shopping all within minutes of each other. MLS#K164267

Spacious 2000 sq ft condo with outstanding views of the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell mountains. 3 bedroom unit with 2 bathrooms. Top oor unit. Close to all the amenities of Radium and the Columbia Valley. MLS#K164292

Numerous use possibilities under the commercial zoning application for this fully renovated building on the main road and service area for Canal Flats. MLS#K3700327




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Country Charm Character Home

Very large lot with no one behind you. Nice garage and workshop for everything. Large open concept main oor with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, large oak kitchen opens onto the eating area. The lower level has one large bedroom and full bathroom, wood burning stove and great recreation room. MLS#K164359

This well treed lot offers private lake access, boat launch and no building commitment or building restrictions. Within minutes of golf, ski hills and the local shop of Invermere and Windermere. Dont let this opportunity pass you by! MLS#K164452

Perfect for residential or recreational, this 5 bedroom family home is set on a large corner lot in a quiet part of Invermere. This home features a wood burning rock replace, hardwood oors, vaulted ceilings and open loft area. Short walk to schools, parks and downtown. MLS#K164399



Country Living at its Best

20 acres of privacy with views of the Purcells and the Canadian Rockies. Rare cedar log home with a river rock replace. Great home for entertaining and living. 800 + sq ft mother-in-law suite. Many extras. MLS#K164377



Drive up to the front door and experience that mountain feeling. Wind your way up the stairs to the open living area you will nd hardwood oors, r trim package, log detailing, beautiful counter tops and tile backsplash, black appliances, vaulted pine ceilings, tone replace and so many more upgrades. MLS#K164335




Majestic Mountain Retreat

If you enjoy the idea of peace and quiet then this spectacular 111+acre mountain retreat is waiting for you. From the stunning wildowers to the abundance of wildlife and miles of Kootenay River frontage, you will know you have found paradise. A clear starry night is an experience like no other. This whole package is completed with a unique log cabin and outbuildings. MLS#K164268



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