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April 18, 2008

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By Rachel Pinder Pioneer Staff The waiting game is over for the thousands of people who bought raffle tickets to guess when the ice will begin to thaw and break on Lake Windermere. Invermere local and caterer extraordinaire Anne Riches was closest to the actual date and time, and scooped the $1,000 prize money. “I was very surprised when I got the call on Saturday to say I’d won. I’ll probably spend it on a trip later in the year, around November,” Anne said. Lion Al Lynch said the ice officially melted during the night on Friday, April 11th. The raffle has raised $5,778.20 altogether. All proceeds will go to Lake Windermere District Lions Club school scholarship fund, the Citizenship Award and the Dry Grad ceremony for David Thompson Secondary School students. The Lake Windermere District Lions Club organised the Ice Out Draw 2008. The area being judged stretches from Fort Point in Invermere down to Athalmer Bridge. The raffle was originally held back in the mid-

eighties, then the Invermere Judo Club did it for 10 years, but it hadn’t been done since the mid-nineties. So the Lions decided to start it up again, and it’s been a huge success. Al explained he had been doing visual inspections at the lake about three or four times a day for the past several weeks. “We did a visual inspection up and down one whole side of the lake, then we checked up and down the other side. “We’ve had a great response to the tickets, and we sold around 3,500, which is great news,” he said. Lions members sold tickets at various locations around town in January and February, and tickets were also sold by David Thompson Secondary School grads. Last month Lion Rick Hoar predicted there needed to be a break in the ice to really get it moving. “We monitored it regularly, and most people guessed it would melt either over the last week of March or the first week of April. “We’re really pleased with how many people bought tickets. It’s been very well-supported,” Rick said.


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April 18, 2008

VALLEY NEWS Quick response saves Windermere home By Dan Osborne Special to the Pioneer A young Windermere mother was preparing to take her baby for a walk on Friday, April 11th when she smelled smoke. She searched the house and discovered a fire in her clothes dryer. Rather than try to put out the flames herself, she called 911 and a quick response from the local fire department prevented her home from burning to the ground. The owners of the rented home, Barbara and Jacqueline Moller, praised the fire department for its lightning-speed response and technique. “People who save lives and serve our community by putting themselves in harm’s way never get thanked enough and we are truly grateful!” said Jacqueline, coowner of Rivergems in Invermere. Windermere Fire Chief Miller, who responded to the call with Deputy Chief Lee Lax, Drew Sinclair, Scott Macdonald, John Tames and Chris Gent, also praised his team. “Our crew responded to this call in amazingly quick time, certainly under our target. Our team followed the techniques exactly as covered in their training. I am proud of them.” . . . Continued on Page 19

High school students still looking for a place to smoke

DRYER FIRE—This old Maytag caused the fire that threatened a Windermere home.

By Rachel Pinder Pioneer Staff Students at David Thompson Secondary School now have no place to smoke officially, after new restrictions were brought in banning smoking on all school property. As of April 1st, all school grounds in British Columbia are now smoke-free. But principal Darren Danyluk said it has already been school board policy for some time. “It’s been a challenge. We enacted that board policy and enforced it in 2001. I started at David Thompson in 1998, when the campaign to remove smoking from

Photo by Dan Osborne

school grounds was well underway. “We encouraged Grades 10, 11 and 12 to smoke off the grounds but they ended up congregating at the bottom of the pathway leading up to the school. So the Rotary Club organized a bench, but it encouraged more kids to gather there and it became an issue for passing traffic, pedestrians and reduced visibility at that intersection,” he explained. “We wanted to bring them off the street, so we had a gravel patch put down at the edge of our parking lot in 2003, but that was taken away in November last year when the new government legislation was announced.” Continued on Page 29

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Your invited to The Friends of Kootenay National Park’s

2008 Annual General Meeting Monday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the College of the Rockies, Invermere

Presentations: BIGHORN SHEEP UPDATE by Wildlife Specialist Alan Dibb HEAD BANGER TRAIL CHALLENGE by Ron Verboom Enjoy refreshments, an overview of Friends activities for the last year. We are seeking members to serve on the board. If you would like to nominate someone to the board or volunteer for the board let us know.” CALL: Wendy Bennett at 347-9945 or Deborah Griffith at 347-2213 or 342-3214 or email at: friendsofkootenay@gmail.com

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Police disarm man at gunpoint

On April 13th, around 3:35 a.m., RCMP were called to a Radium Hot Springs motel. Upon arrival, the police were met by the complainant who stated that they had been drinking beer when her commonlaw spouse punched her in the back of the head, then threw her through the glass door of their residence. The investigating officers located the man, a 48-yearold Radium resident, inside his house, but at first he would not come out or comply with police instructions. After a short time, the man did come to the door of the house, but then he pulled a kitchen knife from inside his shirt, holding the police officers at bay. The officers drew their sidearms and ordered the man to drop the knife and step away. He refused to comply at first, but eventually placed the knife on the kitchen counter—but he did not back away from it. He ignored further instructions to back away from the knife and at this point the officers deployed O.C. Spray, which had the desired effect, and the suspect moved away from the knife. The officers were then able to safely move in on the man and take him into custody. He was taken back to the detachment and held until later that day. He was released on conditions to have no contact with his spouse, nor to attend the residence. The man is being charged with assault, mischief and carrying a concealed weapon. He is scheduled to appear in Invermere court on June 24th.

Drunk driver apprehended

On April 12th around 2 a.m., an RCMP member saw a black truck leave the vicinity of the downtown Invermere bars. The truck headed west on 13th Street and then pulled off to the right side of the road. Police spoke with the driver, who was noted to have an odour of liquor, glassy eyes and slurred speech. The driver, a

55-year-old Calgary man, was brought back to the detachment for breath samples, which were analyzed at 170 mg percent. The man was released and will appear in Invermere Court on June 24th.

Generator and drill stolen from van

On April 11th, the RCMP received a report of a yellow, 22-watt Pro Force generator, valued at approximately $600; and a yellow, Dewalt, cordless drill, valued at approximately $500 stolen from a van. The vehicle was parked overnight at On Line Automotive while waiting for repairs. It appears that entry was made by breaking the handle of the van’s side door.

Canal Flats liquor store door broken

In the early morning of April 12th, suspects tried to gain access to the liquor store on Grainger Avenue in Canal Flats by breaking the tempered glass in the front door with rocks and a beer bottle. Police are seeking assistance in locating this suspect.

Parked vehicle vandalized

On April 12th, RCMP responded to a complaint of theft from and vandalism to a vehicle. The vehicle was parked just off Westside Road, north of Wilmer. Sometime between 2 a.m. and 11 a.m., suspects took an axe to the vehicle, causing severe damage. Suspects then stole the radio and sub-woofer from the vehicle. If you have information, call RCMP at (250) 3429292 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

ATVs illegal on public roads

RCMP have also received reports of ATVs operating on the streets within the Village of Radium Hot Springs. In the Province of British Columbia, ATVs are not insured to operate on public roadways and the penalty if caught is a minimum $598, plus the vehicle may be subject to impoundment.


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April 18, 2008

Chamber of Commerce presents Annual Business Excellence Awards Valley Pride

By Rachel Pinder Pioneer Staff Businesses across the valley were celebrating last Wednesday as the winners of the 2007 Business Excellence Awards were announced. The 10th annual awards were held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, and recognized businesses across the Columbia Valley from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats. Barry Brown-John, managing broker for Rocky Mountain Realty Ltd, was Master of Ceremonies for the evening. After a welcome speech from Al Miller, president of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, guests sat down for a sumptuous buffet. The special guest was CBC Radio’s “Double Exposure” creator Bob Robertson, who had the crowd in stitches with his hilarious impressions of politicians, presidents and sports commentators. He attended with his wife and comedic partner Linda Cullen. Here are the annual winners for the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Listed are the top four nominees in each category. The winner is listed first, followed by the other three nominees in alphabetical order.

Professional Services

Sponsored by: Palliser Printing Smith Green Andruschuk LLP, BJS Accounting Services, Dr. Richard Kanan, Renaissance Wellness Centre & Massage Therapy

Tourism/Hospitality

Sponsored by: AG Valley Foods Eagle Ranch Golf Resort , Best Western Invermere Inn, Copper Point Golf Club, Resort Radium Resort

Food & Beverage

Sponsored by: CV Chamber of Commerce Portabella Restaurant Ltd., Eagle Ranch Golf Resort, Hoodoo Grill, The View at Copper Point

Pictured here from left to right, back row: Big Horns Coach Bruce Marlow, Sue Nikirk of Windermere Valley Golf Course; Barney and Janet Maslaniec of Barney’s Appliances with their son Devon; Gordon Green of Smith, Green and Andruschuk; Brian Schaal of Copper Point Golf Course, Leslie Hecher of The Bargain Shop, and Eric Wood of Eagle Ranch Golf Course. Front row, seated: Melissa Lazette of Station Pub and Grill, Sharon and Doug Schmidt of D&S Valley Plumbing, Peggy and Bob Page of Majestic U-Brew, and Carrie Rickards of Essentials.

Contractor/Trade/Builder of the Year

Sponsored by: Invermere Home Hardware D&S Valley Plumbing Ltd., C-X-L Construction Ltd., Max Helmer Construction Ltd., NCM Construction Ltd.

Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by: Radium Resort AG Valley Foods, Artym Gallery, The Bargain Shop Majestic U-Brew & Wine

Business Excellence – North Area

Sponsored by: Kootenay Group Insurance Planners Barney’s Appliance Service, Canadian Forest Products – Radium Division, Pip’s Country Store, Radium Resort

Business Excellence – Central Area

Sponsored by: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort The Bargain Shop, Artym Gallery, Gerry’s Gelati, Valley Hawk Security

Business Excellence – South Area

Sponsored by: Fairmont Business Association Windermere Valley Golf Course, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Hoodoo Grill, Trims & Treasures Esthetics

Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by: Community Futures East Kootenay Essentials Department Store, Fundamental Event Marketing Inc., Fusion Wellness Spa, Reflections Women’s Consignment, Valley Hawk Security

Business of the Year – 1-15 Employees

Sponsored by: Eagle Ranch Golf Course Majestic U-Brew & Wine, Bank of Montreal, Columbia Valley Pioneer, The Bargain Shop

Business of the Year – 16+ Employees

Sponsored by: Smith Green Andruschuk LLP AG Valley Foods, Copper Point Golf Club, Invermere Hardware & Building Supplies, Sobeys

Employee of the Year

Sponsored by: Fairmont Mountainside Villas Melissa Lazette, Station Pub & Grill; Ben Gagne, Valley Alley Lucky Strike Gas Station; Jean-Luc Cortat (HellerWork Practitioner); Sarah Turk, Columbia Valley Pioneer

Newsmaker of the Year

Sponsored by: The Valley Echo Coach Bruce Marlow, Columbia Valley Bighorns, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Peggy Page (Lion of the Year, Melvin Jones Award), Ron Mason


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PERSPECTIVE

April 18, 2008

Age of consent raised to 16 By Elinor Florence Pioneer Publisher

A new bill passed recently in the House of Commons has raised the Age of Consent from 14 years to 16 years. That means anyone having sexual contact with a boy or girl under 16 years old can be charged with statutory rape. The law does, however, allow for boys and girls within a five-year age difference to engage in consensual sex, meaning it is still legal for a 15-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy to have sexual relations, but not if one of them is 21 or older. The Age of Consent, or as some prefer to call it, the Age of Protection, is an important way to prevent the exploitation of children. The most obvious example is an older man with a young girl or a young boy, although recently there This photo, dated 1915, depicts an early baseball team photographed in Athalmer. Only one player is identified. have been cases of older female predators as well. According to a note attached to the photo, the man on the left is Roy Stoddart, “Walter’s brother.” If you have any more The law will help enforce laws against internet pred- information about this photograph, numbered A35, e-mail the Windermere District Historical Society at wvmuators and may have an effect on the way the polyga- seum@cyberlink.bc.ca. Photo courtesy of the Windermere and District Historical Society. mous cult members at Bountiful are treated. It’s also important to note that the law, which was changed in 1988 and is still in effect, prohibits sexual contact between any boy or girl under the age of 18 and a person who is “in a position of trust or authority.” That law was primarily designed so Dear Editor: Book that would be great, and much appreciated, that sexually-offending teachers, coaches and other as I hope to visit your area this summer. adults couldn’t take advantage of youths by pleadNow I must get busy, for the day won’t wait. It’s I have a copy of The Columbia Valley Pioneer ing that they were past the age of consent. dated March 14th. I had my friend bring it to me, 10:20 a.m. in Nova Scotia and I will spend the day Interestingly, this is the first time in more than on his visit home last month. I read the paper from visiting my dear mother, who resides in a nursing a century that the Age of Consent in Canada has front to finish and enjoyed all your articles. It is home. been changed. The new law brings Canada into line It’s a beautiful day outside today, April 8th, and very easy to read, with all the big and bold colorful with many other western countries including Auspictures. it’s going to reach 14C, or so they tell us. Have a tralia, the United Kingdom and most, but not all, I lived in a small town once (5,000 pop.) and great day! U.S. states. In Arizona, for example, the age is 18. miss that personal connection I had with the local The lowest Age of Consent in the world is in people, just by reading the newspaper once a week. Gloria Pippy Tonga, where the age is 12. The highest is in TuniIf you will send me a Columbia Valley Map Halifax, Nova Scotia sia, where the age is 20.

Historical Lens

As hockey season ends, baseball season begins

Letter from ‘down home’

The Columbia Valley

P IONEER is independently owned and operated and is published weekly by Abel Creek Publishing Inc. Box 868, #8, 1008 - 8th Avenue, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Phone (250) 341-6299 · Fax (250) 341-6229 Email: upioneer@ telus.net · www.columbiavalleypioneer.com The material, written or artistic, may not be reprinted or electronically reproduced in any way without the written consent of the publisher. The opinions and statements in articles, columns and advertising are not necessarily those of the publisher or staff of The Columbia Valley Pioneer. It is agreed by any display advertiser requesting space that the newspaper’s responsibility, if any, for errors or omissions of any kind is limited to the amount paid for by the advertiser for that portion of the space as occupied by the incorrect item and there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid for the advertisement.

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Government funds target training for older workers

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Submitted by Jim Abbott Kootenay Columbia MP Kootenay Columbia MP, Jim Abbott, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Federal Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, announced East Kootenay funding of $387,037 for one of 12 projects funded through the Canada-British Columbia Agreement on Targeted Initiative for Older Workers. The 12 innovative projects will help older workers living in British Columbia retrain for new careers. The Kootenay announcement covers the area from Golden to Elkford to Moyie. Older worker training will be delivered in Invermere, Fernie and Cranbrook this spring MP Jim Abbott with Barbara O’Neil, president of and next fall. Steele O’Neil and Associates. “The Government of Canada is committed continue to be key contributors to the to creating the best-educated, most- provincial economy,” skilled and most flexible work force in The initiative is one of the deliverthe world, and that work force includes ables of British Columbia’s WorkBC acolder workers, here in the Kootenays” tion plan, which sets out ways to address said Mr. Abbott. skills shortages for the next five years, “We cannot, and must not, over- and respond to longer-term labour marlook the experience of these workers ket challenges. A key priority of the acwho want to continue contributing tion plan is to develop the skills of exto our communities, and to Canada’s isting workers. The initiative focuses on economy.” workers in communities experiencing Steele O’Neil and Associates, Inc. an economic transition, such as those in will deliver the East Kootenay program the forest sector who are affected by the on behalf of the governments. “With an mountain pine beetle epidemic and by estimated one million job openings in the restructuring of this sector. B.C. leading up to 2018, older workCombined, the governments of ers who are interested in re-entering Canada and British Columbia are the workforce can be a key element in awarding over $7.5 million to 12 oraddressing the skills and labour short- ganizations across the province to deage challenges our province is facing,” liver community-based projects that said Barbara O’Neil, President, Steele will help an estimated 900 unemployed O’Neil. “Employers in the Kootenays older workers, mostly from the forestry need these workers.” industry. Mr. Abbott said: “These funds will The Government of Canada, in its allow more than 50 older workers in the 2008 budget, announced new measures Kootenays to upgrade their skills, ben- to assist older workers, including a $90efit from job counselling and gain work million investment to extend the Tarexperience. This funding allows Steele geted Initiative for Older Workers until O’Neil to develop essential programs March 2012. This is above the original and projects that will help unemployed $70 million the government made to older workers find new positions and launch this initiative in Budget 2006.

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Golf Academy 3 day golf schools filling up fast! May 5–7, May 19–21 Location: Elevated high on the bluffs of the magnificent Columbia Valley Wetlands - visit the Golf Shop at Eagle Ranch and try either the elegant Saliken Fine Dining Room or Trader’s Lounge to complete your perfect experience.

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Donations gratefully accepted Ask about our kids camps!

Now accepting approved horses for training, limited training spots available for the 2008 season. Coaching and lessons also available on your own or a school horse.

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Lawrence Godlien Benefit Dinner & Dance Date: 04/26/08 Cocktails 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.

INVERMERE CURLING CLUB DINNER DANCE LIVE MUSIC SILENT AUCTION LIVE AUCTION

Rose Gottinger Terri Lightfoot Janice McGregor Kristin Olsen Trish Pike Trish Raven Athena Hunt

342-9092 342-9541 342-0835 342-8661 342-0642 347-2122 342-3569

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE

Tickets available through any of the contacts or come into Kidz Outlet (Below Lambert & Kipp Pharmacy)

A SAFE HOME BUS WILL BE PROVIDED!

Dear Editor: The Lawrence Godlien Benefit is drawing close. We have a few updates that we feel need mentioning. Donations have been rolling in. We are all so appreciative of everyone’s generosity. The Benefit Committee is working hard to tie up loose ends. There will be a great variety of items for both the live and silent auctions. There is definitely something for everyone. It has all been very exciting. If there is still anyone who hasn’t been contacted and who would like to donate, please do not hesitate to call any one of the contacts. We would like to have the donations for the Benefit in hand by April 19. Another bit of info that needs mentioning is that we have arranged for a Safe Home Bus for after the Benefit. It will run to Wilmer, Windermere and Edgewater. The bus will make one run at the end of the night to each destination.

So everyone come out and enjoy themselves. We have some great local talent lined up to entertain everyone and the dinner will be catered by the famous Anne Riches. Tickets are available through any of the contacts & at Kidz Outlet, as well as at Home Hardware (Building Supply Desk). Thanks again to everyone who has contributed; we couldn’t be doing this for this family without you all. For more information, call one of the following: Rose Gottinger, 342-9092; Terri Lightfoot, 342-9541; Janice McGregor, 342-0835; Kristin Olsen, 3428661; Trish Pike, 342-0642; Trish Raven, 347-2122; or Athena Hunt, 342-3569. Rose Gottinger Wilmer

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COLUMBIA VALLEY

MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS

SYMPHONY OF THE KOOTENAYS

MOVIE REVIEW

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KISS EXHIBITION

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Out & About The Symphony of the Kootenays presents its final concert in the 2007–2008 season on April 26th in Invermere at 7:30 at Christ Church Trinity. See Page 15 for more. Photo by John Spencer/Symphony of the Kootenays

Art From The Heart: Part 4 · Pynelogs Cultural Centre

Featuring Art from Kindergarten to Grade 7 students. Show dates April 8 - 25

Chris Whitley & Diana Braithwaite · Pynelogs Cultural Centre Concert at Pynelogs, Sunday April 20th. Doors open at 6 pm.

Pynelogs Café • Pynelogs Cultural Centre · OPEN Wednesday to Sunday 11 am till 4 pm. Call for reservations 342-1445.

What does ART Columbia Valley Arts Council • Pynelogs Cultural Centre mean to you? Annual General Meeting April 24th at 7 pm. Visit columbiavalleyarts.com for our current events calendar, or call 342-4423.

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MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS

Movie Review: Juno Reviewed by Dave Sutherland

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Juno is a clever, heart-felt and quirky comedy about teen pregnancy that has rocketed Ellen Page’s career into the stratosphere. It should appeal even to those who wouldn’t normally find the subject of teen pregnancy all that hilarious. When 16-year-old, Sunny-D-swigging Juno MacGuffin becomes pregnant by her uber-dork, not-quiteboyfriend Paulie, she faces a host of difficult decisions. Frankly realizing she is in no position to raise a child, Juno briefly considers abortion, before deciding that adoption is her best option. When she finds a seemingly perfect couple to raise her child, in a Pennysaver advertisement no less, Juno finds her troubles have compounded. Looking back at the last year’s worth of so-called comedies, Juno is a comic diamond in a sea of rhinestones. The slightly rude, crude, and wildly funny script is courtesy of former stripper and telephone-sex operator, Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for her troubles. There are some great performances in Juno. Allison Janney and J. K. Simmons shine as Juno’s wry, accepting parents, who are relieved to find that she is only pregnant, and not into hard drugs.

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New Releases April 22 1 Charlie Wilson’s War 2 Clovereld 3 Resurrecting the Champ 4 Savages, The 5 My Boy Jack

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April 18, 2008

MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS

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

Toby Theatre • Theatre closed April 15-30.

Now until Friday, April 25th: • Art From the Heart shows 500 pieces of art created by Columbia Valley elementary students at Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere. For info: 342-4423.

• 9 am-4 pm: LEAP BC. Free training to parents and others working with children under six. Learn ways to encourage healthy and active living for preschoolers. Lunch provided. Register by April 16. Call Nicole at 342-9516 or capinv@hotmail.com. • 7-9 pm: Community Consultation Meeting, Rocky Mountain School District No. 6 office, located at 620-4th Street beyond the Fire Hall. The school district is seeking public input into the school district’s goals for the next five years. • 7 pm: Friends of Kootenay National Park’s annual general meeting. Updates on Bighorn Sheep and the Headbanger Trail Challenge. Seeking board members. For info: Wendy Bennett, 347-9945 or Deb Griffith, 347-2213, or email friendsofkootenay@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 22nd:

Friday, April 18th:

• This is Earth Day. Do something to show your appreciation for our planet.

• Andrew Kiss Solo Exhibition, Artym Gallery.

Wednesday, April 23rd-Saturday, April 26th:

Saturday, April 19th:

• Mammogram van in Invermere. Call for appointment, 1-800-663-9203. • 2 pm: First Ladies Day of the season at Windermere Valley Golf Club. All ladies welcome!

• Bike and gear swap at the Invermere Community Hall, sponsored by the Columbia Valley Cycling Society. 9 am-noon, drop your gear; 1-4 pm, come and buy gear; 4-5 pm, pick up your unsold gear. The society keeps 20 percent. Remaining gear to Invermere Thrift Store. • 11 am-4 pm: Grand Opening Celebration at Pynelogs Café. Free home-brewed iced tea for customers all day. • Edgewater Recreation Board presents a musical dinner night at the Edgewater Hall, promoting local folk and bluegrass musicians including The Dry Gulch Ramblers, the Wardwells, and Ferguson and McRuer from Parson, coupled with a great buffet supper. 5:30 pm: happy hour, 6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm entertainment. Tickets available from Pip’s Store in Edgewater, Dave’s Book Bar in Invermere, from any board member and at the door. Profits go towards community projects. For info: 347-2126.

Sunday, April 20th: • 7 pm: Chris Whitely and Diana Braithwaite Concert at Pynelogs Cultural Centre, sponsored by On Top Productions. Call 342-4423 for info.

Monday, April 21st:

Thursday, April 24th: • 7 pm: Annual General Meeting, Columbia Valley Arts Council, Pynelogs. For more: 342-4424. • 7 pm: Andy Stuart-Hill speaks about his China Nepal Tour, part of the Wild Voices series at College of the Rockies. Admission $5. • 7-9 pm: Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a public meeting on the state of Lake Windermere, and explains how to become an ambassador for the lake through Wildsight’s Lake Windermere Project. For info: 341-6898.

cocktails, 6:30 pm dinner, live music, Invermere Curling Club. Tickets $25 each at Kidz Outlet. • One-day conference on “Sustainable Beauty” sponsored by Kimberley Garden Club. For info: (250) 427-3440 or kimberleygardenclub@shaw.ca.

Tuesday, April 29th: • Mammogram van in Radium. Call for appointment, 1-800-663-9203.on April 29th.

Friday, May 2nd & Saturday, May 3rd: • Valley Voices Community Choir annual spring concert. Call 342-4423 for more info.

Monday, May 5th-Sunday, May 11th: • Wings Over the Rockies annual bird festival. Discover the world of birds through guided nature walks, river floats, voyageur canoe trips, grassland hikes, art exhibits and workshops. Call (250) 3424423 or toll-free 1-888-342-9464 or visit www. wingsovertherockies.org. Pynelogs Cultural Centre is also featuring an art show around the theme of Wings and Water. For info: 342-4423.

Friday, May 9th & Saturday, May 10th: • Kinsmen Home and Recreation Show, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, Invermere. For info: 341-3314.

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.

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Friday, April 25th:

• Closed pending move to Main Street location.

• 5 pm-midnight: Crop Night at Scrappy-Do’s, Invermere. Drop in now to reserve your spot.

Invermere Thrift Store Hours:

Saturday, April 26th: • Symphony of the Kootenays: Spirit of Scandinavia: Orchestral Splendour - the music of Edvard Grieg and Jan Sibelius, part of the Columbia Valley Arts Council’s Concert Series. Call 342-4423 for more. • Lawrence Godlien Benefit and Dance. 5:30 pm

•10 am - 4 pm: Thursdays • 1 - 4 pm: Fridays and Saturdays.

Other: • 5 pm - 8 pm Saturdays and Sundays: Public indoor rock climbing, J. A. Laird gym, $5 drop in. For info: 342-9413 or 342-6232.

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April 18, 2008 DANCE STARS — Here are some of the 100 dancers from the Aspire Dance Academy in Invermere who will be showing off their talents this weekend in their first competition of the season. The competition is being held from April 18th to 20th in Airdrie, followed by a second one from April 24th to 26th in Cranbrook, and the last one from May 29th to June 1st in Calgary. Michelle Navratil, director of Aspire Dance Academy in Invermere, explained that 14 dancers will also be dancing on a cruise ship from L.A. to Mexico from May 16th to 21st. “They will also take dance classes at “The Edge Performing Arts Centre” in Hollywood. Dancers will meet teachers and judges, including Shane Sparks from the popular dance show “So You Think You Can Dance,” she said.

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Come hear the full symphony play the unique grandeur of Sibelius, complemented by the lively music of Grieg. Purely orchestral programmes are hard to come by, but here’s one you won’t want to miss!

Christ Church Trinity – Invermere Saturday April 26th, 2008 – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at Dave’s Book Bar, Essentials, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Trims & Treasures, Fairmont and at N’Deco in Radium. Adults $25 ~ Students $10 ~ Children (under 6) $2 For concert information: 250-489-4932 • www.symphonyofthekootenays.com


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April 18, 2008

Birds, landscapes focus of Kiss exhibition By Deanna Berrington The Artym Gallery This weekend, the Artym Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Andrew Kiss. Everyone is invited to take this opportunity to meet Andrew on Friday, April 18th from 6 to 9 p.m. or Saturday, April 19th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the gallery. Andrew has been preparing for this show at the Artym for several months, and all of the paintings are “really, really current,” Andrew says. Although autumn is Kiss’s favourite time to paint, Andrew has really enjoyed the signs of spring this year, and you will find evidence of this in his landscapes. The paintings from this show are all from Alberta and British Columbia. Although mainly landscapes, this exhibition of Andrew’s work also includes some highly detailed paintings of birds. In the past when he did a lot of wildlife paintings, Andrew painted a large variety of birds. Now, he does them less frequently, and tends to focus on the songbirds that stay around all year, like chickadees and house sparrows. These paintings have a photographic look; not only because of their precise detail, but also because

the bird and its perch are in focus, while the background is not. When talking about the process of painting, Kiss talks about the importance of having the right tool for the job: “I have 30 or 40 brushes,” Andrew says, “and they are all shapes and sizes. I mutilate them to suit my needs.” Often, Kiss will take a brush and shape it to create a certain texture or look. “I don’t get attached – they are an item, with a usefulness. When a brush is done, it’s just done. It’s not like the Ikea lamp . . .” The most important, and the most characteristic aspect of Kiss’s work is his sense of light. The vibrancy he captures is impressive, and when the lighting on each painting shifts, the paintings themselves change. When discussing the pieces in this show, Andrew inevitably talks about the light in them: “The sunshine is there: I always need the sunlight!” Andrew also says that his paintings are becoming more vibrant and colourful. “I always strive for great composition, but the colours are more intense in these works; there is more contrast.” Please join everyone at the Artym Gallery for the opening of a solo exhibition of Andrew Kiss’ work on Friday, April 18th. Andrew will be in attendance from 6-9 p.m. for the opening reception Friday evening, as

House Sparrow, by Andrew Kiss well as from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet Andrew. The show can be viewed online at artymgallery.com.

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Lake Kananaskis

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April 18, 2008

Symphony of the Kootenays to wrap season in Invermere By Yme Woensdregt Symphony of the Kootenays The Symphony of the Kootenays presents its final concert in the 2007–2008 season on April 26th in Invermere at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Trinity, and at the Key City Theatre in Musical Director and Cranbrook on April 27th Conductor Bruce Dunn at 2 pm. This concert will feature three popular works from Scandinavia. Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” (the full title is “From Holberg’s Time: Suite in the Olden Style) has been a popular suite of dances for string orchestra ever since it was written. In this tuneful work of enduring beauty, Grieg looked back to more classical styles in a time when music was undergoing profound ferment and change. The other two works on the program are by Finn-

ish composer Jan Sibelius. The first is the well-known “Finlandia”. Written just over 100 years ago, this is probably the best known of all his compositions. At the time it was written, Finland was still under Russian control, and in this music, Sibelius tried to evoke the struggle of the Finnish people towards nationalism. It ends with a serene melody, immediately recognizable as the Finlandia hymn. The second work by Sibelius is his 2nd Symphony. It is filled with memorable melodies and has a heroic character often found in his music. When first performed in 1903, one critic hailed it as a masterpiece, comparing it to the symphonies of Beethoven. Others have called it a “song of praise for summer and the joy of life” and “a great romantic symphony.” Conductor Bruce Dunn will give a pre–concert talk about the music at 1 pm at the concert in Cranbrook on April 27th. The sponsor for this final concert is Wildstone. It will be a memorable afternoon of music, and will leave you wanting to be part of the next season of the Symphony of the Kootenays.

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Edgewater plans homecoming By Rachel Pinder Pioneer Staff Did you grow up in Edgewater or live in the community at any time in your life? If so, you’re welcome at a special homecoming event in July. The event will be held from July 4th until July 6th at Edgewater Community Hall, and organizers are expecting hundreds of people to attend, if numbers are anything like the last event held in 2003. Previous events were held in 1989 and 2003, where 600 people attended. But organizers fear this could be the last one, as more people are keeping in touch more by email and Facebook these days. “Our generation is different as a lot of people don’t know where their old friends have moved to. So this is a great way of renewing those ties and keeping in touch,” Ann Burnett said. Ann Burnett is one of the many organizers, along with Mimi Price, Doris Hansen, Sharon Dahl, Sylvia McLean, Jackie Thesen, Kerri Jopp, Erika Schnider and Geri Cabelguen. “We’d like all the seniors from the valley to come,’ Ann said. “Everybody knows Edgewater, and lots of people from Invermere and Radium grew up with people in

Edgewater. We’re also going to celebrate a couple of birthdays over the weekend, but we’re keeping the details a secret,” Anne said. The weekend’s fun will start on Friday, July 4th with registration, an ice-cream social and get-together at Edgewater Community Hall. Then on Saturday morning, there will be a pancake breakfast followed by a pioneer tea in the afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The tea will also feature a quilt and talent show, which is open to anyone who wants to join in. On Saturday night there will be a big supper and dance starting at 6 p.m., with catering from Anne Riches. Sunday morning will start with another pancake breakfast, followed by a church service at 11 a.m. before it’s time for goodbyes. There will be a special cookbook on sale over the weekend for $20 each. It will feature recipes compiled by Ann Burnett and historical pictures with information from Ben and Janice Schnider. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $40 which includes all the activities over the weekend, except the pancake breakfast, which is $6 for adults and $5 for 12 year-olds and under, and free for children under six. For more details and tickets call Ann Burnett at 342-6678 or Mimi Price at 347-9868, or email jrabtm@telus.net.


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April 18, 2008

Free golf offered to Relay for Life teams who sign up early

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By Rachel Pinder Pioneer Staff More teams are needed to make the 2008 Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life a huge success. So far, only 10 teams have signed up, and coordinator Shelley Smith said they were expecting at least 30 teams to have signed up by now. Last year’s Relay event had 45 teams. Time is counting down for this year’s Relay, which is happening on May 31st to June 1st at David Thompson Secondary School. The event is filled with tears and laughter, as teams of people spend the whole night walking or running around the track. Cancer survivors are honoured, and those loved ones who have died of cancer are remembered. And Copper Point Golf Resort has provided a huge incentive for people to get signed up. Shelley explained they have offered free golf for everyone who has signed up a team. “One of our youth chairs approached them and they generously stepped up to offer nine holes of free golf for the Tee Off For Life event which will be held all day at The Ridge on May 14th. “The idea is to get teams motivated to sign up as soon as possible so they get

Invermere, BC Phone: (250) 341-7229 the tee-off time they want. “As soon as people have a team together, they can phone for tee times, starting today,” Shelley explained. Relay volunteers have also organised a kick-off party to get the community fired up for the event. It will take place on May 1st at Copper Point Golf Resort at 7 p.m. The soiree will feature a selection of appetizers, Aspire Dance Academy dancers, music, a silent auction and an address by this years Survivor chair. Casey White, co-coordinator with Shelley Smith, is hoping the business community will once again step up to the plate and show their generosity for the Relay by donating to the kick-off’s silent auction. A team captain rally due to be hosted on April 18th at David Thompson Secondary School, has now been cancelled due to the newly scheduled Tee Off For Life event. To register a team for the event, email cvrelay@bc.cancer.ca or call Shelley at 342-9213 ext. 112.

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April 18, 2008

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April 18, 2008 Continued from page 3... While negligence was not the cause of the Windermere fire, it was an older dryer and was installed according to standards at the time. Chief Miller said the plastic ducting melted off the dryer and heated the wall right next to a high-voltage outlet. Today, plastic and vinyl ducting has now been replaced with metal. Plastic and vinyl can ignite or melt and will not contain a fire within the dryer. The pipes can also heat up within the wall, where fire can spread. “Older dryers can lead to trouble in other ways,” Mr. Miller explained. “Lint is combustible and older dryers don’t always expel lint as effectively as newer models.” He also reminded owners that proper maintenance is important. “We advise people to empty the lint trap before each use, and perform an annual inspection of the motor area, where unexpected amounts of lint can wrap around the motor itself and the surrounding pipes and hoses.” While lint and maintenance are the leading causes, failure of mechanical and electrical parts, or placing improper materials in dryers, are also culprits. Fortunately, dryer fires have not been numerous in this area over the past few years. According to Barbara Moller: “Our local fire and police services need to be thanked, not only for quick responses to emergencies, but also for educating us in ways to keep our families safe.”

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April 18, 2008

Most people admire the magnificent hoodoos south of Fairmont Hot Springs from the road below, but it is possible to hike to the top on a trail leading from behind the hoodoos. Photo by Nigel Finney

Hoodoos will be preserved, thanks to the Ashworths

Submitted by Hillary Page Nature Conservancy of Canada In a recent survey conducted by the East Kootenay Conservation Program, residents of the Kootenays said the three top reasons they choose to live here are: • clean environment • quality/way of life • wilderness/natural beauty. The significant generosity and foresight of a landowner and a land conservation group, has ensured that these values are protected in perpetuity. The Hoodoo formation is a provincially significant remnant feature of the geological dynamics that formed the Columbia Lake Basin in the post-glacial eras. The stunning, visual impact of Dutch Creek Hoodoos is an important icon of the Columbia Lake region, enjoyed by thousands of residents and tourists alike each year. Most marvel at this rare geological feature as they pass below the Hoodoos on Highway 93/95, but hundreds make their way to the top of the Hoodoos where they experience phenomenal views of the Rocky Mountain Trench. The Dutch Creek Hoodoos also represent an iden-

tifiable landmark that is firmly embedded within the Ktuxnaxa First Nations’ understanding of how human beings and the Rocky Mountain Trench were created. Due to two individuals, this significant cultural and biological site will remain untouched by residential development. In 2002, Jim and Gae Ashworth donated the 67-

Thanks to the generous 2002 donation of Jim and Gae Ashworth of Fairmont Hot Springs, the 67-acre Dutch Creek Hoodoos will be preserved forever by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. acre Dutch Creek Hoodoos to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Nature Conservancy of Canada agreed to accept this most generous donation and manage the Dutch Creek Hoodoos for its significant cultural and biological value. The biological value of the Dutch Creek Hoodoos increases when one considers the context of the landscape. The Dutch Creek Hoodoos border the 10,000acre Nature Trust Hofert Property, acquired in 2004

by The Nature Trust and its partners. Together these two properties provide valuable habitat for species at risk, including the American badger; Lewis’ woodpecker; and Hooker’s townsendia, also known as the Easter daisy. So that all are able to enjoy this generous donation, public access is not a question of “if ” but, rather, “how.” An access management plan was developed jointly by The Nature Trust and Nature Conservancy Canada in order to protect the significant biological and cultural values of the site. Acquisition and management plans have both been completed in consultation with the East Kootenay Conservation Program. Both The Nature Trust and Nature Conservancy Canada are partner organizations in the program, a local partnership of over 40 conservation, industry and government organizations dedicated to conserving natural area for Kootenay Communities. The donation of the Ashworths and cooperative work completed by Nature Conservancy Canada, The Nature Trust and the East Kootenay Conservation Program has conserved a landscape treasure forever. The Dutch Creek Hoodoos embodies the wilderness and natural beauty East Kootenay residents hold dear, and will always serve as a reminder of why it is such a privilege to live here.


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Be a Lake Windermere ambassador Submitted by Billy Page Wildsight Gurmeet Brar knows just how beautiful Lake Windermere is. And he wants to help keep it that way. His favourite place to get away, Mr. Brar has been escaping his home in Calgary to sail, windsurf, and water ski on Windermere since 1972. After all the pleasure the unique body of water Gurmeet Brar has provided him, he has decided to give back. By becoming an ambassador in Wildsight’s Lake Windermere Project, he is helping to keep his favourite place as vibrant as it was when he first dunked his toes in its water.

The Lake Windermere Project’s Stewards and Ambassador program gives businesses, developers, and individuals the chance to become part of a legacy that protects and enhances both the lake and water quality of surrounding areas. “This is a simple way to repay some of the damage I may have caused over the years,” says Mr. Brar. “Giving to Wildsight’s Stewards and Ambassador program has helped me further connect with the place I love so much.” Wildsight believes community members can take pride that their contribution will build a stronger community by becoming a bronze ($1-$999), silver ($1,000-$4,999), gold ($5,000-$9,999) or platinum ($10,000+) donor. “The program is for anyone who wants to keep Lake Windermere special,” says Wildsight Program Manager Heather Leschied. “By becoming an ambassador, community members will feel more connected to the lake and keeping it healthy.” The Lake Windermere Project was developed in

2005 to engage government and the public in the face of a growing demand for an ongoing, comprehensive stewardship program. The project is a partnership between all levels of government, First Nations, and community organizations. To help inform the public, the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a presentation to discuss the state of the lake, as well as how to become involved in the Stewards and Ambassadors program on Thursday, April 24th at the Invermere Lions Hall from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. For Heather, the contribution made by Mr. Brar is a perfect example of how one individual can keep this special place healthy and beautiful. “Gurmeet is a person who has helped make this place so unique and amazing,” she says. “His platinum contribution to protect Lake Windermere for generations to come will never be forgotten.” For more information, contact Heather Leschied, Wildsight Program Manager, Lake Windermere Project at 341-6898, or email heather@wildsight.ca.

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914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Ph: 250-342-9281 • Fax: 250-342-2934 • E-mail: info@invermere.net

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INVERMERE’S ANNUAL CLEAN-UP WEEK BEGINS TUESDAY, MAY 12th!

The District of Invermere is accepting applications for Summer Students to work as part of our Public Works staff.

The municipal truck will pick up free of charge your “yard debris” (NOT tree stumps, appliances or construction material). Trees or brush should be cut into lengths of 1.2m (4’) and bundled no larger than 150 mm (6”).

To be eligible, you must be a full-time student returning to school in the fall. This position is within the CUPE Local 2982 bargaining unit. This position is temporary, full-time, 40 hours per week. A flexible work week, including weekend work, is a requirement of this position.

Scattered refuse, old tires, tree stumps residential garbage and construction/renovation waste will not be picked up. Council encourages home composting where applicable for all wastes. Burning permits may be obtained from the municipal office and must be approved by Roger Ekman, Fire Chief.

Duties include semi-skilled, manual labour, flowerbed planting and maintenance. To be eligible you must be in good physical condition, and possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License. Knowledge of small engines would be an asset. Resumes can be sent to: District of Invermere PO Box 339, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Attention: Brian Nickurak, Director of Municipal Works E-mail: works@invermere.net Fax: (250) 342-2934 Applications will be received by the District until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1st, 2008.

REMINDER NOTICE OF WATER MAIN FLUSHING We are currently flushing our water system. This program is carried out twice yearly and is necessary to maintain the quality of our water supply. There may be some temporary discoloration of water as a result of the sediment and organic materials that are being flushed from the water mains. During this period, disinfection by chlorination will be continued. To assist the Public Works Department during the flushing operation, users are advised that if they are experiencing persistent discoloration or odour problems with the water, to immediately notify the Municipal Office and explain the nature of the problem.

INVERMERE residents currently receiving curbside garbage collection will have curbside recycling pickup

¤ a simple and convenient recycling program ¤ simply place all dry, clean recyclable materials in see-through blue or clear bags and place at the curb ¤ no sorting is necessary ¤ residents can recycle paper products, cardboard, aluminum and tin cans and most plastics. Glass and refundable bottles and cans should be taken to the local recycling depot or bottle depot.

The District apologizes for any inconveniences caused by this operation.

DID YOU KNOW THAT INVERMERE HAS A TREE REMOVAL BYLAW AND A SOIL REMOVAL AND PLACEMENT BYLAW?

Bylaw No. 1347 and Bylaw No. 1350 were implemented in 2007 and apply to all public and private lands within the municipal boundaries. They regulate the removal and placement of soil and tree removal within the community. The objective of the bylaws is to protect current and future residents from impacts associated with un-approved placement of fill as well as protecting the character of the community by regulating the removal of trees on public and private properties. If you have a general inquiry about either of these bylaws or the application process, please contact Municipal Office for visit our website at www.invermere.net.

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April 18, 2008

Take all these items to the dump for free

The Regional District of East Kootenay’s landfill is located at 1875 Windermere Loop Road. When you enter the landfill, someone will check your waste and charge a small fee, depending on the items. The good news is that some items, which used to be charged for, are now free. These include all clean wood waste, yard and garden waste. That means you can clean up your yard and take your grass clippings and dead branches to the dump rather than burning them or leaving them in ditches or forests,

as some people were doing. If you’re renovating, you can take your old asphalt shingles to the dump for free. Old appliances, even including the ones with freon, are now free; along with old mattresses and box springs. As well, old propane tanks (as long as they are less than 100 pounds), old automobile batteries and any scrap metal can be dumped for free. Finally, ALL regular household garbage can be taken to the dump for free. For more information, call the landfill at 342-0381.


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April 18, 2008

Valley students exhibiting art at Pynelogs By Rachel Pinder Pioneer Staff

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Budding young artists from schools across the Columbia Valley have created some amazing artwork which is currently on display at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Approximately 500 children from J.A. Laird School, Eileen Madson Elementary School, Edgewater Elementary School, Windermere Elementary School and Martin Morigeau School in Canal Flats have taken part in the Art from the Heart exhibition. Youngsters from kindergarten to Grade 7 each submitted one piece of their art for the fourth annual exhibition, which opened on April 8th and runs until April 25th. A special opening event for family and friends was held on April 10th, with a silent auction featuring paintings created by one child from each school. The children who donated their paintings for the auction were Aviva Rosenfeld and Erin Kubian from Grade 2 at Eileen Madson Elementary School; Karissa Prichard from Grade 4 at J.A. Laird School; Shelby Zaporosky from Grade 4 at Windermere Elementary School; Nicholas Hoobanoff from Grade 5 at Martin Morigeau School; Braden Olenberger from Grade 3 at Edgewater Elementary School; and Miss Semple’s Grade 2 and 3 class from Eileen Madson Elementary School compiled a joint painting called “Daisies”. Mercer and Co. framed the paintings for the auction and gallery and administration manager Jami Scheffer said a substantial amount had been raised for the Columbia Valley Arts Council at the silent auction. “A big thank you to our sponsors Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and Mercer and Co. for framing the paintings for the auction. “We’ve already had visits from children all last week and we’ve got classes from all the schools visiting over the next two weeks. We’re also open over the weekend so parents can come, too. “We always kick off our new season with this new show. It’s a great way of getting rid of the cobwebs after being closed for winter,” Jami said. Art from the Heart is supported by School District Number Six, and is the result of teacher coordinators, school representatives, principals, volunteers and the students themselves. The exhibition is open on Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and also on the April 19th and 20th weekend.


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A Day in Court The following person was sentenced in Adult Criminal Court in Invermere on April 8th. Gerald T. Meena was released from custody and banned from entering Canal Flats on two breach of undertaking charges. Judge Ron Webb ordered that he reside in Kimberley and will serve an 18-day jail sentence in Cranbrook on four consecutive weekends. He was given a probation order until May 31st. The court heard a neighbour had reported a disturbance coming from a residential property in Kimberley on April 4th, 2008. They could hear a man and woman shouting and screaming, and children crying. When RCMP arrived on the scene they asked Mr. Meena what was going on and he said: “You’ll have to ask her,” referring to his common-law wife. The police officer noticed a strong smell of liquor on Mr. Meena’s breath. They had been arguing about a credit card and Mr. Meena had a small cut above his left eye. His common-law wife came out of the property onto the road when she saw him being arrested, and he was yelling at her out of the vehicle, blaming her for his arrest. The court heard Mr. Meena had been at a pub drinking when he was supposed to pick up his common-law wife.

He sent his friend instead, but his common-law wife insisted that he drive her to the pub to confront Mr. Meena, who had a drinking problem, and should not have been drinking. There was a dispute over a missing credit card and a wallet containing $180. Punches were thrown, but Mr. Meena’s commonlaw wife said she hit him first. She asked the police if she could bring their 20month-old child to say goodnight to his Dad after he had been arrested and detained in a police car, but she was refused. She said she could not support herself and three children without him. At a previous bail hearing, the court heard Mr. Meena had made a strong promise that he would not drink, and his common-law wife said he would be thrown out of the house if he continued drinking. Mr. Meena had a total of 23 convictions, and four of those were in breach of various court orders. Rick Strahl, defending, said Mr Meena’s commonlaw wife had struck him three or four times because she was upset with his drinking. He shoved her away, but that was the extent of the assault. Mr. Meena was banned from Canal Flats on another charge which has not been heard yet.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED LOCAL REVENUE LAWS AND INVITATION TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS NOTICE IS GIVE, pursuant to section 6 of the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (hereafter referred to as the “FSMA”), that the Akisqnuk First Nation proposes to enact the Akisqnuk First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2008 and the Akisqnuk First Nation Property Taxation Law, 2008 (hereafter referred to as the “Proposed Laws”). DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED LAWS: The Proposed Laws are a Property Taxation and Property Assessment Law made under the authority of section 5(1)(a) of the FSMA. The Proposed Laws provide for the assessment and taxation for local purposes of Akisqnuk reserve lands, interests in Akisqnuk reserve lands, and rights to occupy, possess or use Akisqnuk reserve lands. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED LAWS may be obtained from: Latrica Nicholas, Box 130, Windermere, BC, V0B 2L0 COUNCIL OF THE AKISQNUK FIRST NATION INVITES WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS regarding the Proposed Laws. Written representations may be made to the Council only on or before 4 p.m. June 18, 2008. Persons wishing to make a written representation must deliver the representation to: Latrica Nicholas, Director of Finance, Box 130, Windermere, BC V0B 2L0. Representations must be received at this location on or before 4 p.m. June 18, 2008 in order to be considered by Council. Before making the Proposed Laws, Council will consider all written representations received in accordance with this Notice. CONTACT INFORMATION: For further information or questions regarding the Proposed Law, this Notice or the making of written representations to Council, please contact Latrica Nicholas, Director of Finance at Box 130, Windermere BC by telephone at 250-342-6301 or by email at latricanic@hotmail.com Dated: April 16, 2008

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By Cheryl Bachinski Pioneer Columnist Well, that time of the year has arrived. Clotheslines are full of jerseys, freshly washed and drying in the sun, trying to remove lingering memories from 80plus hockey games. The players suddenly find they have some spare time on their hands, to get their bikes tuned up, get the soccer cleats out of the garage, or perhaps to drag the hockey nets out on to the front street and play some ball hockey with their friends. As for the Hockey Moms and Dads, coaches and support staff, it’s time to catch our breath and enjoy some time at home on the weekends for a change. In celebration of the end of the season, the Windermere Valley Midget Hockey Association Awards Night was held March 31st, where individual and team accomplishments were recognized. Individual player awards were handed out and the proud recipients are as follows:

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Conrad Marshall Brody Nelson Sawyer Logan Stephen Hawes Jordan Bachinski Eddie Ede

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Coach Ross Bidinger acknowledged the players who were graduating from minor hockey: Ben Duncan, Brett McDonald, Josh Wall, Lou Steele and Brody Powell. Patrick Dibb is also leaving our minor hockey program. Patrick will be attending Athol Murray College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, where I am certain his incredible goal-tending skills will be in high demand.

Association Award winners

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ROADWORTHY—The latest entries in The Pioneer’s travel photo contest include (clockwise from top, left): Marc, Melanie, Rian and Kamryn Joubert in Holguin, Cuba; Donna McKay in Sydney, Australia holding a Pioneer with a photo of her son Alex McKay from spring break last year in California; Tannia and Ryker Tallis on the Mayan Riviera; our local Midget Boys’ hockey team near the town of Fruitvale, B.C.; and the Jensen family—Mike, Michelle, Hilda, Denise and Dominique—in Negril, Jamaica. Send us your photo and be eligible to win two tickets to the Calgary Flames, courtesy of Travel World in Invermere.

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Smoking high school students told to keep walking Continued from Page 3 “We had tried to make it work with students smoking off the school grounds for a year or two, but our neighbours didn’t like it . . . although the school board allowed it and now legislation has been passed to make it law,” Mr. Danyluk explained. He said they now have to take a different approach. “We encourage students who are smoking off school premises to keep walking and not loiter. We still have a challenge with it, as throughout the winter the area was piled high with snow, so they were more likely to huddle. “And there is no legal age for smoking, the only law in place prevents vendors from selling cigarettes to under 19-year-olds. “And another thing I discovered was that Invermere doesn’t have any loitering bylaws, which does present challenges,” he said. The school’s drug and alcohol prevention worker Shelley Smith said only a small percentage of students at David Thompson Secondary School actually smoke. “It just looks like a lot because they’re congregating. At most, there’s about 30 students who smoke and we’ve got 600 in the school. “They’re not allowed to smoke on school grounds, but it’s difficult to make sure they keep moving instead of loitering. They have to completely leave the property, but the downside is having them mill about near

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Paradise Landscapes

20 Years of Golf Course Experience Your search for quality and dependability ends with us. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists Truck Mounted System • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Dean Hubman

RR3, 4874 Ridge Cres. Invermere, BC V0A 1K3

Certified Technician

342-3052

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS ESSO Automotive Repairs

Specializing In: Landscape Design & Construction Irrigation - Install, Additions, Repairs, Start-up and Blow-out, New Landscapes, Topsoil, Sod, Trees and Shrubs, Bobcat Services

7 days a week

GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL Freight & Passenger Depot

Call Mike 342-9082

7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs

(250) 347-9726

skibase@telus.net

Hauling Rock, Gravel, Sand & Fill

Excavator, Dump Truck and Grader Services

OWNER/OPERATOR Ph: (250) 347-9225 Cell: (250) 342-1454 E-mail: t3479225@telus.net

Box 25 Edgewater, BC V0A 1E0

T R U C K I N G RR#4 1700 Canyonview Rd. Invermere, BC V0A 1K4

(250) 342-5654 (250) 341-3636 Shawn & Mel Hollowink

WHOLE 9 YARDS MOWING • RESIDENTIAL LAWN CARE • SPRING CLEAN UP ETC. • CONTRACT & HOURLY RATES • SENIORS DISCOUNT • FREE ESTIMATES Call

(250) 341-5512

COLUMBIA VALLEY Hours:

Sunday, 12 noon – 10 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 a.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 a.m.

TAXI

250-342-5262 Serving Golden to Cranbrook, Banff and Lake Louise

NEW

Complete Automotive Repairs

(Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash)

Phone:

342-6614 • www.autowyze.com • POOLS • HOT TUBS • CHEMICALS • FIREPLACES • BBQ·S • HEATING • VENTILATION • AIR CONDITIONING • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

385 Laurier Street, Invermere, BC PO Box 117, Windermere, BC V0B 2L0 Phone: (250) 342-7100 email: info@diamondheatingandspas.com Fax: (250) 342-7103 www.diamondheatingandspas.com

Sewer/Drain Cleaning

Septic Tank Pumping Portable Toilet Rentals • Complete sewer/drain repair • Reasonable rates - Seniors’ discount • Speedy service - 7 days a week • A well-maintained septic system should be pumped every 3-5 years • Avoid costly repairs

Bruce Dehart 347-9803 or 342-5357

Custom Home Design Specializing in Single Family Homes, Multi-Residential and Additions. Contact: Paul Aubrecht Invermere (250) 342-0482 Calgary (403) 874-0483

READY MIX CONCRETE Concrete Pump • Sand & Gravel Heavy Equipment Rentals • Crane Service Proudly Serving the Valley for over 50 years

For competitive prices and prompt service call:

342-3268 (plant) 342-6767 (office)


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Specializing in hot water tanks and large variety of plumbing repairs.

We install all Home Hardware plumbing products!

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Elin (403) 399-5550 or John (250) 342-5832 email: scrubgrp@gmail.com

Will help you stay on top of your world. Shizu E. M. Futa, Touch for Health Level 2 touchingtranquility@yahoo.ca at Mustard Seed Health Foods, #103 Parkside Place, 901 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC

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Columbia Valley Swim Club

Bronze Cross Course May 14th – June 7th at the Radium Pool Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – noon Phone: (250) 347-9562 email: columbiavalleyswimclub@hotmail.com

Running/Yoga Store

GROUP TRAIL RUNS (FREE) POSTER CONTEST WINNERS—Six Grade 7 students from J. A. Laird School are celebrating after winning prizes for the Canadian Cancer Society Healthy Lifestyles Poster Contest. Principal David Gee presented the prizes to Madison Ukass, age 12; Barbara Jenkinson, age 12; Lauren Logan, age 12; Hillary Nester, age 13; Marissa McCabe, age 13, and Julia Stiz, age 12. Invermere artist Gabe Senger judged the posters, and prizes were donated by Valley Alley, Radium Hot Springs Pool and the Canadian Cancer Society. Photo by Rachel Pinder.

Every Thursday, 6:15 p.m. Meet at the store to carpool. Call 250-342-2074 for information.

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P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of

Margaret Case

April 19, 2003 If tears could build a stairway And memories a lane We’d climb right up to Heaven And bring you home again. Remembered always, with love. Ray, Robbie, Chuck, Babe, Heather, and families.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GARAGE SALE

WANTED TO RENT

We wish to advertise the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Columbia Valley Rockies Booster Society on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm. In the Mezzanine of Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. All society members please attend and new members are always welcome. Junior hockey cannot continue without the community support. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

EDGEWATER RECREATION SOCIETY MULT-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Rain or Shine Saturday, May 3rd , 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Edgewater Community Hall Deck Something for everyone. Toys, baby items, antiques, household items, clothing, furniture, jewelry.

Room wanted for summer: I am a 28 year-old male seeking a furnished room for the summer beginning May 1. I will be working as a reporter for the Pioneer for four months, until the end of August. I am clean and respectful of others and am hoping to pay $500 at most. Please contact Alex at 647-2382252 if interested.

Moving Sale, Saturday, April 19th , 8:00 am. Lots of good stuff. 1126-13th Ave.

THANK YOU

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

My Family and I would like to express our deep appreciation of the many thoughts and acts of sympathy and kindness expressed to us after the recent death of my dear wife, and their dear mother, Lori. Words cannot fully express our thanks to you for the many, many expressions of kindness. Thank you very much, Al Ostrander & Family

Crissy Stavrakov and Chris Gooch are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mya Kaitlyn Gooch. Born March 29, 2008.

Mountain Springs Motel, Saturday, April 19th , 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Stoves, hide-a-beds, stereos, computers, misc. No early birds.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STORAGE

Big thanks to everyone who supported Galaramma. It was a great success and we appreciate it. From the Edgewater Recreation Society.

NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE Various sizes available. Now with climate controlled units. Call 342-3637

ANNOUNCEMENTS Jubilee (Mtn) Soup Co taking orders for start up in June. If you wish to have a menu and price list please email to: jubileemtnsoupco@hotmail. com or phone direct to 250.688.2700. Please leave name and mailing address.

CHEERS & JEERS Joke for Mrs. Baker: Mother: “Does your teacher like you?” Son: “She loves me! Look at all those Xs on my test paper!” EF

Spring tune-up horsemanship clinic at Stoddard Creek Stables. 9am – 4 pm, April 19th and 20th, $300.00 both days, 3476473 or naturally@gmail.com.

CHEERS to the 4 men from the Mountainside Men’s Golf Club for the clean up of the Stewart’s yard for Paul’s return from the hospital.

East Kootenay ATV Club Web Page ekatv.com Check It Out!

GARAGE SALE

Rural Range Patrol annual general meeting Windermere Community Hall Tuesday April 22nd 7:30 pm.

Yard Sale Saturday, April 19th and Sunday April 20th. Household furniture and much more! 2401 Kootenay Rd #3, 8:00am.

Australian woman looking for apartment or shared accommodation, preferably furnished, for eight months starting June 1st. Will be working as a reporter for The Pioneer until February 2009. Would like to pay $500 per month. References provided. Email me at sally.waddington@ gmail.com. I will be in the area on April 28th and can meet with you then.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION Roommate wanted to share a new house in Westside Park. Available immediately, $500/ month, 688-7787.

COMMERCIAL RENTAL 1000 Sq. ft. shop/retail space. $940/month. Minimum 1 year lease, 342-3637.

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Tuesdays at noon Phone: 341-6299 Fax: 341-6229 Email: upioneer@telus.net

SUITE FOR RENT CONTRACTORS: Self contained cabins by the week or month. (250) 345-6365 Fairmont Bungalows. Radium Rentals, furnished suites, $425.00, call 341-7022.

STORAGE

Boat, RV and Industrial Equipment Storage Fenced Compound

Call (250) 341-1395

SUITE FOR RENT Totally newly renovated basement suite for rent, Windermere. Two large bedrooms, beautiful kitchen and bathroom, w/bamboo cabinets. Very bright suite w/

large windows. ¾ acre lot with nice trees and firepit. N/P, N/S, $1300/month plus utilities. Available immediately, please call 1-403-617-4625.

REAL ESTATE

NEW LISTING 4861 RIDGE CLOSE, TIMBER RIDGE I CUTE & COZY! Fully remodeled & furnished cottage in prestigious Timber Ridge. Large decks, rock fireplace, storage shed, quiet cul-de-sac location and oversized, flat, treed lot. Enjoy all the amenities including large private beach, marina & tennis courts.

599,900

$

Rockies West Realty Ross Newhouse

Representative, Recreational Specialist

230 Laurier Street, Invermere, BC V0A 1K3 Bus: 250.347.2321 • www.newhouseconnect.com

COLUMBIA VALLE Y PIONEER

NEW PAYMENT OPTIONS WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING…

• Call our Ofce Manager, Michele at 341-6299 with your Visa or Mastercard number. • Pay in person at our ofce with credit or debit card at 1008 - 8th Avenue, Invermere. • If you have a Paypal Account, you may pay online. Check our website for details at… w w w. c o l u m b i a v a l l e y p i o n e e r. c o m


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P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS CONDO FOR RENT

VACATION RENTAL

2-Bedroom townhouse with garage for rent available May 1st . No smokers, no partiers. $1300 plus utilities. 342.0838.

Fairmont Hot Springs 1-5 bdrms, large fully equipped condos, starting at $1560/week. Call (250)345-6116 or 1-877-6465890.

2 bdrm, 1 ½ bath townhouse. 6 appliances, a/c central vac, N/S, N/P, no partiers. Avail May 1, $1,225.00 plus utilities and security deposit. Call Carmen, 342-0783. Canal Flats Condo, Jade Landing Development, 2 + 1 Bdrms, 1 bath, 6 appliances, partially Finished Basement, 10 minutes to Fairmont, $900/month + Utilities. Available May 1. Contact Mike. (403) 804-6937.

HOUSE FOR RENT Remote 2 bdrm cabin in Spillimacheen. Rent negotiable. Fax 780-485-5140, attention Jack. Be the first one to occupy a brand new five star, semidetached dwelling on Columbia Lake. 2-storey, 1,800 sq ft, geothermal heating, attached garage, 5 appliances. Long-term lease available, $1950.00 plus utilities, 780-446-3575, or 780231-3986.

HOUSE FOR SALE 3 bdrm home with garage on quiet street. Self-contained 1bdrm suite, large lot with nice trees. 1301 – 20th Street, Invermere. $360,000.00. Call 342-7329. Beautiful 3 bdrm home, newly developed basement and landscaped corner lot. Fenced in backyard. Like new $359,000.00. For appointment call 250-3424407, www.nocomcanada.ca ID#300. Open house Sunday, April 20th , 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. #2198 13th Ave, Invermere, BC.

WANTED Turkey Hunters, if you shoot the bird, I would like the feathers. Call Doug 342-6068.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Exotic Steel Art Rare and strange forms By Roy Mackey www.flamingsteel.com Purebred Yorkshire Terriers. Toy size, hypo-allergenic, first and second shots, $1,500.00, call 250-688-6041. Tork F5 fitness strength trainer only slightly used. Personal trainer will show you how to use machine and set you up on program, $2,900.00. Call Fusion Wellness Spa for any inquiries at 341-3511. I am renovating. Selling 20 windows and metal front door with sidelight plus 3 sliding patio doors, 342-6421. Five speed adult trike, like new, with large basket, $600.00. Phone 341-3467 to test ride.

SNOWMOBILE FOR SALE 1999 Arctic Cat 600 Powder Special, E.F.I. Very good condition, $2,500.00, 3452104.

SNOWMOBILE FOR SALE 2003 Polaris 700 Sportsman. Around 13,000 miles, $6,500.00. Call 341-1270

MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE 1974 850 Norton Commando also 1973 Honda CB 350 “F”, 342-3159.

• Full-time and Part-time • Fully covered by WCB • $300 bonus to stay for the summer!

Crew Chiefs – Salary based on experience Painters – $10 – $14 Call Rachael Paul at (250) 886-7261 or e-mail resume to rachael_alicia@hotmail.com

2002 Kawasaki EX 500 Ninja. 17,000 km, in good condition, $4,200.00. Call 341-6190. 1999 Harley Davidson Softtail Fatboy, 13,500 miles, lots of chrome, air brush, too much to list. Show room condition, 20,000.00. Call Guido, 342-6866 (days), 342-7378 (eves).

BOAT FOR SALE Mercury 35HP boat motor. Asking $950.00 OBO, 342-5855. Wow! 2004 Sea Ray 185, 220HP, F.I., 4.3 L, monster tower, 600 watt stereo and speakers. Immaculate condition, only 150 hours, $22,000.00, 345-2104.

TOP SOIL, call Elkhorn Ranch at 342-0617.

Filter Sand Replacement at McKay Creek Compound in Kootenay National Park of Canada Solicitation Process: KKP 2801

Remplacement de sable de filtration dans l’enclos d’entretien du Ruisseau McKay dans le parc national du Canada Kootenay Numéro de l’appel d’offres : KKP 2801

The work consists of the replacement of filter sand in the McKay Creek Compound in Kootenay National Park of Canada as detailed in the Terms of Reference. The contractor shall provide all materials, equipment and labour required to perform the work. The work shall commence on June 02, 2008 and be completed on or before June 15, 2008

Le travail consiste à remplacer le sable de filtration à l’enclos d’entretien du ruisseau McKay dans le parc national du Canada Kootenay, conformément au cadre de références. Le soumissionnaire retenu sera responsable de procurer l’ensemble du matériel, de l’équipement et de la maind’oeuvre nécessaires à l’exécution du travail. Le projet doit commencer le 2 juin 2008 et être achevé au plus tard le 15 juin 2008.

The tender documents are available by accessing the MERX website at www.merx.com. For further information regarding this process you may also phone (250) 347-6622 or (250) 347-6620 ext 6625

Want to Try Something New? How About Painting? What Does Student Works Painting Offer?

On peut obtenir les documents d’appel d’offres en consultant le site Web MERX au www.merx.com Pour de plus amples renseignements, composer (250) 347-6622 ou (250) 3476620 poste 6625

Northstar Hardware • Part-time greenhouse help • Full-time self motivated in-store help

Competitive wages, benefit plan, submit resumes in person 410 - Borden St.

342-6226

MaxWell Realty Invermere Part-Time Administration Assistant Maxwell Realty Invermere is looking for a well organized individual with excellent communication skills, computer skills, and office experience who can work in a team environment. The successful applicant will require a working knowledge of Microsoft Office in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher, and possess the willingness to learn. This position involves working on Saturdays. Please send your resume by April 30th by fax or email to: Kathy Zurgilgen, Office Administrator Fax (250) 341-6046 Email: kathyz@maxwellrealtyinvermere.ca

Resort Controller We are looking for someone to drive the start up, organize and run our Resort Accounting operations. Requirements: • 3-5 years experience in Resort Accounting • Recognized accounting designation (CA, CMA or CGA) • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) an asset This individual needs to thrive in a results oriented team environment and have a proven ability to work with others in a positive, respectful and engaging manner. Send Resume and References to: email: ebennett@copperpoint.ca • Fax: 250-341-6291


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April 18, 2008

P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS BOAT FOR SALE

MOTORHOME FOR SALE

SERVICES

CAREERS

Effusion Art Gallery

1989 Campion Alante, 18’, 140HP outboard Evenrude under 250 hours. Trailer cover, jackets, sporting equipment, $8,200.00 OBO, 403-278-2830.

1980 20’ Dodge Motorhome. 360 engine, new tires, pump, upholstery, toilet, fridge, 4 burner stove, oven, 4,400 miles. $6,500.00, 347-0052.

Phil’s Carpentry – Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 341-8033 cell or 3428474 home. Not on valley time.

Store Clerks needed. Must be enthusiastic and enjoy people. $13/hour, store discounts and advancement opportunities. Apply in person to Invermere Petro-Canada.

has a permanent part-time position available!

VEHICLE FOR SALE

BUSINESS FOR SALE

1976 Buick Electra, big block, mint condition, collector plates, call Guido, 342-6866 (days), 342-7378 (eves).

White Knight Limousine is for sale. Professionally chauffeured business established in 2004, serving the Columbia Valley and beyond year-round. Excellent fleet/service expansion opportunities if interested in pursuing. Otherwise continue operation as is. Serious inquiries only, 250-341-5466, info@ whiteknightlimo.ca.

1993 Ford Aerostar AWD. Builtin child seats, 185,000 km good condition, $2,000.00 OBO 342-6467. 1998 GMC Safari SLT $ 3,000.00 OBO. Needs some mechanical work, 347-9339. 2003 GMC SLT 4x4 155,00 km 6.0 L Vortec HD ½ ton 8600 GVW, fully loaded, leather interior, c/w canopy, excellent condition. $16,500.00 OBO, Fairmont, BC, 688-0304. 2003 Acura EL model, 5 speed, 69,000 km. Power windows, brakes, steering, front and side airbags, CD, AM/FM stereo, extended warranty, 2 sets tires, excellent condition, $17,000.00. Call 347-6584. 2004 Nissan Murano SE, AWD, one owner, fully loaded, wellmaintained, $27,900.00. Call 342-5247. 2006 Dodge Dakota extended cab, V6, 4x2, 3.7L, 6 speed, air, cruise, tilt, cd, tow package, box liner, 46,000 km. Assume lease at $282/month plus tax until June 2009 or buy out. Call Derek, 342-6922. 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor L.S. 3.8 L, all wheel drive, excellent condition, $22,000.00, 3452104.

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Tuesdays at noon Phone: 341-6299 Fax: 341-6229 Email: upioneer@telus.net

ODD JOBS ENT HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Dale Hunt @ 342-3569

Housekeeper required. Fulltime, part-time at Fairmont Bungalows. Call 345-6365, fax 345-6348, or email bungalows@ shaw.ca

A.J. Siding/Eavestroughing your continuous eavestrough specialists. We do repairs, renovations, new constructions throughout the Invermere Valley. Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00pm, 342-7177.

Picturesque Painting has employment opportunities for experienced painters and helpers. Great pay, fun environment. Call Andrew, 250341-7229.

All classified ads must be prepaid by cash or cheque unless client has an existing account. Please read your ad over carefully the first day it comes out to ensure the information is correct.

Skyline Painters require fulltime painters/helpers. Wage negotiable, willing to train, 342-5804.

FIND YOURSELF IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS SUMMER WORKING IN CANADA’S AMAZING NATIONAL PARKS! Parks Canada Agency

Term Employment Opportunity

Cleaner

VENEZ PASSER VOTRE ÉTÉ DANS LES MONTAGNES EN DÉCROCHANT UN EMPLOI DANS LES SUPERBES PARCS NATIONAUX DU CANADA Agence Parcs Canada

Possibilité d’emploi pou une période déterminée

Préposé à l’entretien

Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit $16.97/ Hour

Unité de gestion Lake Louise/ Yoho/ Kootenay 16,97 $ l’heure

Applicants must reside within 250km of Lake Louise, Alberta and clearly indicate they meet the following established criteria. Failure to do so may result in your being screened out.

Les candidats résidant dans un rayon de 250 kilomètres de Lake Louise, Alberta feront l’objet d’une présélection fondée sur les critères énoncés ci-après et ils doivent montrer clairement qu’ils satisfont à ces exigences, à défaut de quoi leur demande pourrait être rejetée.

DO YOU HAVE: • • •

Experience cleaning in commercial washrooms; Experience in providing customer service to the public; A current valid driver’s license.

Email your resume and cover letter quoting competition number 08PKSLLYKOC015 to: Human Resources llyk.hr@pc.gc.ca Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., April 11th, 2008 For further information contact: Steve Wilson, C/V/H Coordinator 250.343.6104 steve.wilson@pc.gc.ca The results of this process may also be used to fill specified period appointments as well as similar positions. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for future consideration will be contacted.

Avez-Vous: • Nettoyage dans les toilettes; • Prestation de services aux clients; • Un permis de conduire valide courant Email votre curriculum vitae et lettre d’accompagnement en précisant le numéro du processus de sélection 08PKSLLYKOC015 à: Ressources humaines llyk.hr@pc.gc.ca Les demandes doivent être reçues avant 16 h, le 11 Avril 2008 Pour obtenir des renseignements additionnels: Steve Wilson, Coordinateur CSVMVP 250-343-6104 steve.wilson@pc.gc.ca Les candidatures obtenues dans le cadre de ce processus pourraient servir à doter des postes d’une durée spécifique ou des postes similaires. Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui postulent, cependant nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les candidats choisis pour la prochaine étape de sélection.

Looking for a mature, reliable person with interest in art and excellent customer service. Good working environment in a new gallery, some weekend and evening (for exhibitions) work within a professional team. Please apply online to: info@effusionartgallery.com

Request for Groundskeeping Proposals We are seeking proposals for summer maintenance of the grounds for the following strata corporations located in the Invermere area: NES 2371 “The Cottages”, NES 2691 “Mountain Heights”, NES 2949 “Parkside Place”, NES 3082 “Cedarwood Glen”, NES 3307 “Purcell Point”, NES 3234 “Copperside”, and NES 2999 “Castlerock Villas”. Please reply by email to jjeffrey@mountaincreek.ca for more information on the specific requirements of each property. In your response, please indicate if you are interested in groundskeeping in any other communities, from Cranbrook to Kicking Horse/Golden, and if so, state which communities.

WELCOME TO INTERIOR HEALTH. We’re all about giving people room to grow, room to contribute, room to impact, room to make a significant, personal contribution and room to make a huge difference in the lives of others.

ADMITTING & MEDICAL RECORDS CLERKS CASUAL POSITIONS INVERMERE & DISTRICT HOSPITAL QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience: Grade 12, one year’s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Skills and Abilities: • Ability to type 50 w.p.m. • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. • Ability to deal with others effectively. • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. • Ability to organize work. • Ability to operate related equipment.

CLOSING DATE: APRIL 30 th We invite you to drop off a detailed resume to: Kerry Colonna, Administrative Assistant Invermere & District Hospital 850 – 10th Ave., Bag 5001 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 ph: 250-342-9201 fx: 250-342-6303

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P IONEER

C LASSIFIEDS CAREERS YPC looking for window washers and lawn care personnel. Starting wage $13.50, but negotiable depending on experience. F/T and P/T positions. Call Darrel, 342-7622. Hearth and Home masonry is now hiring full-time positions. Must have vehicle. $16.00/hour to start, paid overtime. Call 3411076 (cell). Waiter/Waitress, full-timeand part-time at La Cabina in Prestige Inn, Radium. Call 3472340 or drop off resumes. Fairmont Creek Property Management Part-time & Fulltime employment available in Fairmont Housekeeping, Construction, Maintenance positions available now and throughout the summer. Flexible hours – fun work environment! Apply to Susan at 345-6116 or 1-877-646-5890. Smoking Hot Jobs @ Smoking Water Coffee Shop. Become a BARISTA!!! In Fairmont. Apply in person with a resume or email Steph at smokingmanager@ gmail.com. 4985 Hot Springs Rd. Fairmont Hot Springs , 3454008. Helna’s Stube is looking for part-time evening servers and kitchen help. Call 347-0047 or email mail@helnas.com. Front Desk/Guest Reception, Massage Therapist, Estheticians, and Nail Technicians. Email resumes to info@ fusionwellnessspa.com or deliver in person at 518 13th street in Invermere. Melting Pot Eatery in Radium is now hiring full-time and part-time servers for days and evenings. Please drop resumes off after 5: 00 pm, 347-9848.

Red Cross Instructor for Columbia Valley Swim Club. Part-time, June 28th – August 22nd . Phone 347-9562 or email Columbiavalleyswimclub@ hotmail.com The Lakeside team is looking for experienced servers, kitchen help and line cooks. Call Barb or Bruce at The Lakeside Pub, 3426866. FREE GOLF, WALK TO WORK, ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE. Spur Valley Greens Golf and Luxor Creek Cantina require full or part time staff, who are honest, cheerful, customer service oriented and likes to work in a fun atmosphere. We require Pro Shop attendants, cooks and wait staff. Excellent opportunity for retired or semi retired persons. Submit your resume to Spur Valley Greens attention Bob Fortier via email info@spurvalley.com or fax to 250-347-6500. Summer F/T work outdoors on historic ranch. Must be honest, reliable, hard worker, some operation of farm implements, fencing, riding range. Experience not necessary, will train. Send resume or letter of interest by fax to 347-9795. Blue Dog Café is looking for hard working people for F/ T, P/T, summer, year-round employment. Bud’s Bar and Lounge has openings for two security positions. Drop off resume at Bud’s, or call 342-2965. Wanted Immediately! Masons and labourers. Wage depending on experience. Students welcome, will train. Call 3411553 or 688-0463. Ranch Hand, good wages, experience preferred, willing to train. Housing available. Call Feldmann Ranch 347-9234.

Ladies, let’s go golfing

Calling all ladies of the Windermere Valley: make your way to the Windermere Valley Golf Club for Ladies Day. Each Wednesday at 2 p.m., the ladies escape to enjoy an afternoon of friendship, education (rules of golf), and fitness (swinging a golf club does that for you!) Captain Sharyn Schmidt and her executive invite you to join the group.

Beginners and all levels are welcome. Did you know that the first recorded game of golf was played in Edinburgh, Scotland, a mere 552 years ago? The score was not recorded! Catharine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, was likely the first lady to play the game, making Henry the first golf widower! Join us and make your husband a part of that select group!


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April 18, 2008

S ol i d W o od Bl i n d s Call The Blind Guy!

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OFF TO MAKE ROBOTS — The group of First Invermere Cubs, Scouts and Beavers visited the Telus World of Science in Calgary last week. The Robot Invasion Sleepover Program was organized by Dee Connell and Margo Cain. Each child had the chance to create a robot, program it with a computer and test it on special playing fields. REGIONAL DISTRICT OF EAST KOOTENAY

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19 – 24th Avenue South Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: (250) 489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335 Fax: (250) 489-1287 Email: info@rdek.bc.ca

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE BYLAW AMENDMENT – WINDERMERE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE LAKE WINDERMERE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Pedley Heights Development Corp. to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will change the designation of the subject properties to accommodate a proposed subdivision of approximately 34 single family lots. The properties are located at 1255 Baltac Road in the Windermere area as shown on the attached map.

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering adoption of an Official Community Plan for portions of Electoral Area F, including Juniper Heights, the east and west sides of Lake Windermere and Lyttle Lake. The Official Community Plan is a long term strategic planning document that will establish policies for land use conservation and change for the Lake Windermere area.

Bylaw No. 1946 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 195, 2007 (Windermere / Pedley Heights Development Corp.)” will change the zoning designation for Lots E and F, District Lot 704, Kootenay District Plan 4321 from SH-2, Small Holding Semi-Rural Zone to R-1, Single Family Residential Zone. Third reading of the Bylaw was postponed after the first public hearing held January 23, 2007 pending further information on groundwater and geotechnical concerns. A second public hearing will be held at: WINDERMERE COMMUNITY HALL 4726 North Street Windermere BC MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G and the District of Invermere. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • • •

inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown above; or present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING.

All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Bylaw No. 2061 is cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Lake Windermere Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2061, 2008.” The public hearing will be held at:

WINDERMERE COMMUNITY HALL 4726 North Street Windermere BC THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm

The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G and the District of Invermere. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • • •

inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown above; or present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING.

All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Karen MacLeod, Planner, at 250 489-0313 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335. Andrew McLeod, Manager Planning & Development Services April 4, 2008

This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Rob Veg, Planner, at 250 489-0306 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335. Andrew McLeod, Manager Planning & Development Services April 4, 2008

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The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 39

April 18, 2008

Valley Churches

FAITH

What is communion? By Rev. Sandy Ferguson Windermere Valley Shared Ministry This is a question that we in the Windermere Valley Shared Ministry are always exploring. It’s an important question, because it is one of the central aspects of our life as a faith community. On the surface, it is a meal that we share in, as part of our worship on some Sundays. On a deeper level, when we gather around the table, we celebrate our faith that the Kingdom of God revealed to us through Christ Jesus is a living reality among us. And it is one of the oldest manifestations of our faith. It began that night before the death of Jesus, when he and his friends gathered to share one more meal. It was important for Jesus to do this, because sharing a meal had been the focus of his ministry among the people of the Galilee. And Jesus knew that he soon he would be leaving this world, so he wanted to share this last meal, in such a way that he will always be present when all followers of Jesus join together at the table, and share in his story of his life, death and resurrection once more. It was through the breaking of bread and sharing the cup that Jesus revealed the true nature of the Kingdom of God, for which he was preparing the way.

And, so, with the Last Supper, Jesus created for us a way to continue to have faith that Jesus still shares in our lives. And for those who follow in the footsteps of Jesus, communion becomes the centre of the Christian faith. In a matter of years, all around the Roman Empire and beyond, followers of Christ would gather around the table, and share a meal, as together they would remember the story of that last meal, and celebrate the wonder that is the continuing presence of Christ in our lives. It is through sharing this simple meal, that we are reminded that together we share in the bounty of creation. And through this meal, Jesus reveals and reminds us of the Kingdom he proclaimed, that it will be a time and place, in which all of humanity will share in this bounty, that there would be no-one who did not have enough to eat. Through the sharing of this meal, Jesus calls us to be part of the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God that he revealed among us. And it is a simple meal, because God has no desire to impress us with flashy miracles, but instead invites us to share in this holy mystery, that we are all equally beloved in the eyes of God. God does not make the distinctions of who is important and who is not, that we waste so much of our time making. As far as God is concerned, whatever our place in society—the colour of our skin, the way we live our lives—all are welcome at the table who are willing to be transformed by the love of God, revealed through the sharing of a meal. Communion is the beginning of our faith; come and join us, if you wish to know more!

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VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Service Children’s Church during the message part of the service. Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 342-9511 ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Canadian Martyrs Church, Invermere Saturday 7 p.m. Mass • Sunday 9 a.m. Mass St. Joseph’s Church, Hwy 93/95 Radium Sunday 11 a.m. Mass St. Anthony’s Church, Canal Flats • Sunday 4 p.m. Father Jim McHugh • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE 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. 7 p.m. Evening service the first and third Sunday of the month, Brisco Community Hall. Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • Radium Seniors’ Hall • 342-6633 THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS Worship Service, 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m. Relief Society, Noon. President Grant Watkins • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 345-0079

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LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday, April 20th: 10:30 a.m. Worship and Life Instruction: “Beyond Shadows of Doubt” Pastor Jared Enns ministering. Sunday School, age 3 to Grade 7, during morning service. For sermons online: www.sermon.net/lwac Pastor Jared Enns • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 342-9535

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