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Vol. 5/Issue 32


The Columbia

August 8, 2008





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




LUCKY BIRTHDAY Cameron Brush turns eight years old today, on a day considered to be very lucky – the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year. Vivian Stevenson is also celebrating her 84th birthday today. For more about Vivian’s long and eventful life, see Page 15. Photo by Sally Waddington



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As if on cue, a slight breeze carried a path of pink, red, yellow and orange daisies out into Lake Windermere as family and friends paid tribute to the life of Robin Kochorek. Robin Kochorek July 21st, 2008 marked the one-year anniversary of the day the life of the 31-year-old was tragically cut short by a black bear while she was mountain biking at Panorama Mountain Village. “I remember looking up at the sky and winking at my sister and saying: ‘Thanks for the wind’,” said Michael Kochorek, Robin’s older brother. “It was a really simple and beautiful moment – she would have loved it.” Robin was the youngest child of Robert and Mary Kochorek of Windermere, and had two older brothers Michael and Pat. That afternoon, the brothers handed out a single daisy to each of the nearly 100 people who attended the tribute, each of whom had a private moment with her, before placing their flower in the calm waters of the lake.

“I think she would have been embarrassed by how many people were there,” Michael said. “I don’t think she realized how significant and important she was in so many people’s lives.” Robin is remembered by all who loved her for her warm smile and generous heart. “Whether you met her and spent a couple of hours with her or shared your life with her, she had a way of making a tremendous positive impact on everyone who came into contact with her,” Michael said. “We all miss that.” Robin Kochorek lived life to the fullest and shortly before her death had just returned from an eightmonth trip, in which she traveled to 22 countries. But her true passion came in working with children, and she was employed as a speech pathologist in Calgary. She also loved flowers and visiting her second home in Windermere. To honour her memory, the Kochorek family has set up a foundation called “The Robin’s Nest” and plans to hold events to benefit various charities that Robin was passionate about. The foundation is guided by the principle: “Doing little things with great love,” a philosophy which Robin embraced every day. “We all miss her on a level that is really impossible to adequately articulate,” Michael said. “I feel really lucky that she was my sister.” Information on upcoming events held by the Robin’s Nest Foundation will be printed in The Pioneer.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers to donate land for new arts centre By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff The owner of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has offered to donate the land for a new performing arts centre in the Columbia Valley. Ken Fowler Enterprises, which purchased the resort last year and is planning a billion-dollar expansion, is prepared to incorporate the arts centre into the resort’s new design. “It was an opportunity we jumped at,” said Richard Haworth, vice-president of development. “We haven’t come up with any details, but we want to make this a critical part of our core village. At the same time, we want to make sure it’s an arts centre for the entire Columbia Valley, not only resort guests.” Cam Berry, who has been working with Columbia Valley Arts Council on the proposed arts centre for the past five years, said he is delighted by the offer. “It’s wonderful news for the arts council,” said Mr. Berry. “Ken Fowler is very supportive of the arts, and we’re very happy to have an alternative venue in Fairmont.” The council’s first idea was to expand Pynelogs Cultural Centre, but that idea was scotched by the

District of Invermere, which owns the property, because of green space issues. Instead, Invermere council asked the arts council to work with the Invermere Public Library to come up with a joint plan for the site of the former high school, on District-owned property across the road from Sobeys. Two years later, the arts council returned to the District with architectural plans for a joint performing arts centre and public library on the chosen site. That, too, was vetoed by council, which is now planning a multi-use civic centre that will include a public library, but not a performing arts centre. After a flurry of angry letters were exchanged between the arts council and Invermere council in 2007, the arts council decided to see whether their performing arts centre could be built elsewhere in the valley. The arts council approached Ken Fowler, the new owner of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, who agreed to donate the property. The arts council will still have to raise the funds through grants and donations for the building, which at last count would cost about $6 million to 8 million, said Mr. Berry. The first step is to do a “cultural scan” of the entire area. This will cost about $15,500 to be jointly funded

by the provincial government, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and grants received by the arts council from the regional district and the District of Invermere. The Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors threw their support behind the cultural scan at last week’s monthly board meeting in Cranbrook. “A scan will identify and catalogue the existing cultural assets in our community, such as cultural centres, art galleries and the various art, dance and music groups,” Mr. Berry said. “It will identify the opportunities, ideas and needs for arts, cultural and heritage programming for all age groups and interests in this broad community.” He said the scan will also cover the economic impact of arts on the valley, solicit feedback from the community, conduct one-on-one interviews with individuals, and conduct focus groups. At the conclusion of the scan, a live presentation will be made to the community on the results. Mr. Haworth said until the scan is completed, the resort owners will not make any decisions about the centre’s size or location. “We want to make sure it’s the right size,” he said. “We’d rather see a smaller facility with 100-percent attendance than a larger, empty theatre. The scan should give us more information about demand.”

Long-time trailer owners packing their bags By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff It’s the end of an era for dozens of second homeowners, some of whom have spent the last 30 summers at their trailers at Lake Windermere Resort and Campground, located on the southeastern shore of Lake Windermere. Their latest lease with the Akisqnuk band expires this fall, and the summer residents have been asked to pack up their trailers and leave.

The trailer park originated in 1970, when the property was leased from the Akisqnuk by Wayne and Jane Geiger of Fairmont. They built the road, laid power lines and began renting the 80 sites to vacationers, who began to move in their year-round trailers. Over the decades, the trailers became permanent structures. People built additions, decks, fences, steps down to the lakeshore and piers for their boats. They planted trees, now mature, and landscaped their leased property. Spending their sum-

mers together, the residents formed fast friendships. Children grew up, and grandchildren arrived. In 1992, the Geigers left after a dispute with the Akisqnuk Band, which then took over management of the property. The band continued to rent the sites to the owners, and it was business as usual as far as the trailer owners were concerned. The band submitted an annual bill, and the owners paid their fees. Continued on Page 5 . . .

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Over the August long weekend, the Integrated Road Safety Unit made a special trip to patrol the Columbia Valley area. They report that they issued 80 violation tickets for speeding, 67 tickets for fail to wear seatbelts and 78 written warnings for various other infractions. The top speed recorded through Kootenay National Park was on August 3rd when an black Ford Mustang was clocked at 192 kilometres/hr. The car was not pursued by police and the driver got away . . . this time. Next time it might be an elk or a bear that stops the car. Over the past week, the Columbia Valley Detachment answered 150 new calls for service. Among them were 11 Liquor Act files, 15 noise complaints, nine reports of assault, eight motor-vehicle crashes and five bar fights.

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On July 28th, RCMP received a call from a driver who was headed west on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. The caller suspected the driver of a vehicle near him was possibly impaired. The vehicle was reported as weaving all over the road, tailgating and forcing other vehicles onto the shoulder. The caller provided a good description of the vehicle. The RCMP watched for the car in question and were fortunate to spot it. The suspect car was stopped and the driver spoken to. Just as suspected, the driver was showing signs of impairment by alcohol and he was detained so he could provide breath samples. Two samples of the driver’s breath were taken and analyzed at 260mg and 240mg. A 54-year-old Calgary man faces charges of Drive While Ability Impaired and Driver Over 80mg. He is scheduled to appear in Invermere Provincial Court on September 23rd, 2008.

On July 29th at 1:46 a.m., RCMP responded to a complaint of a drunk man walking on Athalmer Road yelling and swearing. When the RCMP showed up, the man ran from the police, which caused a short foot chase. The 29-year-old Windermere resident was caught and arrested for Causing a Disturbance. He then threatened to kill the arresting RCMP officer and tried on three occasions to spit in the officer’s face. He was brought back to the detachment and continued to be belligerent. However, as he sobered up, he was fit to be released later the following morning. He is scheduled to appear in Invermere Provincial Court on September 23rd, 2008.

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Overnight between July 29th and July 30th, the Petro-Can Car Wash in Radium had money stolen from a coin box. The culprit(s) pried open the solidsteel lock box. It is estimated that the thieves stole around $400 from the box, but they also ruined the coin box, which cost an additional $600. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-3429292 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

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August 8, 2008 Continued from Page 3 In 2003, the Akisqnuk band submitted a lease, and owners signed for a five-year period. When the lease expired, owners were once again mailed an annual bill for the summer 2008 season, and the owners paid up as usual. But some owners say they didn’t realize this would be the final chapter for their idyllic summer home on the lake. Lillian Rose is president of the two-year-old Akisqnuk DevelOwners enjoy waterfront views on this prime development property. opment Corporation, now responsible for the property. would be told to leave we wouldn’t have done that.” She is also the elected representative for Regional He said removing his trailer is a physical imposDistrict Area F, representing about 7,000 residents livsibility. “There’s no room, since I can barely drive my ing in the rural area from Invermere to Canal Flats. van down the lane between the rows of trailers,” he She said the Akisqnuk Development Corporasaid. “When we purchased the trailer 15 years ago tion is now ready to clean up and restore the property, interior walls had already been taken out so we can’t pending a possible new housing development. move it without demolishing it.” Many of the long-time owners are saddened by The lease that was signed by the owners in 2003 the prospect of leaving. Dayle Armstrong first came states that all structures must be removed, according with her parents 26 years ago when she was a child, to Ms. Rose. “We’re hoping that people will do the and now she brings her own children with her. “For right thing,” she said. them to take it all away is quite sad,” she said. Mr. Dyer said he plans to approach his Member of Michael and Ann Dyer of Calgary have been leasParliament Jim Prentice, a former Minister of Indian ing and paying band-assessed taxes on their lakeview Affairs, for assistance. He said the removal of the traillot and trailer for 15 years. Mr. Dyer said he heard ers should be the responsibility of the band, and ownthe news about the eviction from his neighbour, two ers should be compensated for the financial loss based days after arriving for his annual month-long holiday on their value as assessed by the band itself. “They have in July. “This came as a complete shock.” rendered our property worthless,” he said. Mr. Dyer said he is outraged at the way owners are A group of owners got together recently and tried being treated. “There are two main issues: the breach to negotiate a new lease with the Akisqnuk, to no avail. of faith with people who have been investing finanNone of them wanted to speak with the newspaper. cially and emotionally in this place for decades, and But Ms. Rose is adamant that the trailers have to the requirement that we should remove everything by go. “There’s no amount of money they can offer that October. That’s ridiculous,” he said. will allow them to stay,” she said. “We have invested tens of thousands of dollars in She said the adjoining campground, also run by the this property. We replaced our deck as recently as three Akisqnuk, will still be available for short-term campers summers ago. Obviously if I had any inkling that we and former owners are welcome to stay there.

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Pioneer life hard on women By Elinor Florence Pioneer Publisher

Whenever I look at our Historical Lens photos, part of me yearns for that way of life, now gone forever. Simpler times, I think. Good friends who relied on each other for help and support. Freedom, when kids could swim in the lake and run through the meadows fearlessly. Family closeness, when parents and children played cards and read books together through the long winter evenings. No traffic, no pollution, very little crime. But then I come to my senses when I see a photo like the one on this page, which shows women riding horseback in their long skirts. I imagine how hot, cumbersome and downright dirty it would be to clamber aboard a horse in a long dress, especially one that had then to be washed in a tin tub and ironed with a flatiron heated on a wood stove. And I remember that pioneer life wasn’t all it is cracked up to be, especially if you were a woman. I just finished reading Tales of the Windermere by OUT FOR A RIDE – Two women wearing dresses and sunbonnets to keep off the hot sun were photographed astride Winnifred Weir, a copy of which may be found at the their horses. The source is Carl Jones, who titled the photo: “Out For A Ride.” There is no other information. If you Invermere Public Library. I was struck with sympathy know something about Photo A482, please email the Windermere Valley Museum at at the unfortunate pioneer women who arrived here around the turn of the century, without knowing anything about the country, and had to work like slaves. It’s hard to picture the daily grind of growing, killing and preparing your own food. It’s difficult to imagine keeping your clothing and your home clean Captain Armstrong came Dear Editor: is protection from coyotes, rawithout plumbing or electrical appliances. How exup the Columbia in 1887 with vens, crows, domestic house cats hausted they must have been at the end of the day. a steamboat named the DuchI have spent sixty years in and other predators. And how terrifying to give birth without a doctor ess. There was no rules or regulathe wetlands. Concerning the To push a boat upstream or care for your children when they were sick or intions. I don’t think steamboats or idiotic regulations, the closure with an electric motor cannot be jured, far from medical assistance. The closest help in from March 1st to July 15th af- done. These people must almost any boat may have ever killed any any emergency was a horseback ride away. The loneliwater bird. The Canadian Pacific fects the prime fishing and trap- have an IQ of an oyster. ness and isolation must have driven them mad. The people who make these Railway has killed several. ping season on the river. The waAnybody who is descended from those early famirules need to spend more time ter birds do not nest on the clay lies should be grateful that their grandmothers and banks of the river, they are back on the river, not just a few hours Ralf Wismer great-grandmothers stuck it out. They were tough in Brisco in the thickest bush where there each year. those days, is all I can say!

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Invermere mayor defends council, staff against criticism Dear Editor: Over the course of the last two weeks Mike Meehan has taken the opportunity to attack District of Invermere staff, Council and me personally, for my comments that “ people should phone council members to find out why decisions are made.” I absolutely stand behind my comments. In any democracy, we, as individuals have a right to disagree with government and know what’s going on but we also have a responsibility to make an effort to get information on our own. It is impossible to expect that our newspapers can put every word that is said in a meeting, or that the notifications that we send out will explain everything. The vast majority of people do phone and speak with members of council to try and get more information. Mr. Meehan could have had the decency to at least try to find out more information before he began calling people names in the newspaper. If Mr. Meehan would have taken even a minute to contact a councillor he would have found out that the questions that he had were actually asked by council and that before any decision on the Variance Application was made, we had the opportunity to go beyond the initial notification area. The process starts out the same regardless of the size of development or who the applicant is. Believe it or not, he could have even attended a council meeting. As for his attack on staff, he demonstrated his complete lack of knowledge of municipal government, his inability to grasp policy and his outright hypocrisy. Mr.Meehan didn’t have trouble emailing staff to push broadband internet, for his business, when there were others in the community who didn’t support it. I believe his cry last week was “who does staff work for?” Does that wail only apply when it doesn’t favour your particular issue? I am proud of our staff, from the management to our inside and outside

workers. After all, they don’t make the policy, they carry it out, and they can’t write back when Mr. Meehan attacks them in the paper. They also put up with a tremendous amount of public scrutiny, compared to regular jobs. Mr. Meehan wouldn’t last a week doing the job that they do. To attack them was cowardly. This has to be the second or third council that Mr. Meehan has attacked for being arrogant, and I am sure it’s not the last. I’ve asked him to step up and run for council but he won’t. It must be easier to complain and write letters to the editors. As for council, we are lucky to have two young, small business people as councillors, who, every time they attend a meeting, must pay someone else to do the work that they are leaving behind, or do it when they come back. They talk with people every day and they are dedicated to this community. We also have two councillors who are retired and are so busy with other community events and organizations, including council, that I am sure they must sometimes want to go back to work. They are two of the most dedicated individuals to Invermere that you could ever meet. This has been the same for everyone that I have ever had the pleasure to serve with on council. Even after thousands of hours in meetings, on the phone or talking with people on the street or in stores, we are not professional politicians. We care about our community and have stepped up to run for council. We are fortunate and honoured to have been elected and when all is said and done and even if our friends might be on the opposite side of an issue, we have been given the responsibility to make decisions that we believe to be in the best interests of our community, and we make them. These people are far from arrogant, Mr. Meehan. It is you who should be ashamed. Mark Shmigelsky Mayor of Invermere

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Local golfer off to tournament By Alex Cooper Pioneer Staff Harry Ferguson is arguably the second best golfer in the Columbia Valley. That’s nothing to be ashamed of when you’re trailing friend and PGA star Stephen Ames. Mr. Ferguson has spent almost his whole Harry Ferguson life in the Columbia Valley but didn’t start golfing until he turned 33. Now, thanks to the help of Mr. Ames, he will be heading to the Canadian MidAmateur Championships at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort on Vancouver Island from August 18th to 22nd. “I got lucky,” said Mr. Ferguson. “I met a pro golfer and he has helped me out for the past six or seven years. He saw that I liked to practise and was trying hard. We got to know each other and he helped me get on the right track and I went from there.” It will be Mr. Ferguson’s fifth time competing in the tournament. He finished third in 2003. Mr. Ferguson began playing in tournaments 12 years ago because of his competitive nature. “If you have that competitive instinct, you want to be the best

golfer possible,” he said. “I’d sooner spend six hours on the range practising than play a round of golf.” That kind of dedication almost landed him a spot on the European Senior Tour last year. He missed the cut on the very last day of qualifying and is going back this year to try again. “Everyone there has unbelievable achievements,” he said. “I don’t get intimidated. You have to have confidence or you’ll be blown out of the water.” Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Windermere Valley Golf Course, where he has won the course championship for the past six years. “I like playing there because of how laidback it is,” he said. “It’s a fun course and the people are warm and fuzzy there.” It also helps that his girlfriend Shelley Thomsen is a golf pro at the course. She serves as his caddy when he plays in tournaments. He credits her for helping stay focused during gruelling tournaments. “You can’t do it without that support,” he said. “She’s a pro. I lean on her to help me prepare.” He also likes to help young golfers, whether it’s by giving them pointers on the course or supporting them financially – like he did with Mitch Fox, a young Albertan who dreams of competing professionally. “When I see a young kid on the course similar to me I’ll go help them out,” he said. “I feel I always have to give something back.”

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Out & About The annual Lakeside jump off Mount Swansea into Lake Windermere is just just one one of the big events in the Columbia Valley this weekend. For more, see Page 14. 12. Photo by Sally Waddington

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character spurring her on. When Jack is lost at sea on an expedition, Nim is left alone on the island. Through a medley of coincidences, Alexandra is the only person who can help her. Filmed on location on Queensland's Hinchinbrook Island, the setting is jawdropping, with lush rainforest and aqua seas. Cuddly sea lion Selkie and bongoplaying lizard Freddy steal the show somewhat, but Abigail Breslin does another fine job as the gutsy wild child. Gerard Butler is as always charming and Jodie Foster – though clearly out of her comfort zone – is believable as the author who conquers her fears to become the person she thought she could never be. The lesson here is that adventure awaits you when you face your fears – and in that department Nim's Island is a fine example.

New Releases August 12 1 Smart People 2 Felon 3 The Art of War II: Betra 4 Rogue 5 Meet Bill

childbirth accompanied by Justine, who speaks only Lakes Indian. In 1915, Jake Schroeder must decide whether to defy his pacifist parents to enlist in the Kootenay Battalion. In 1919, the strange behaviour of Jack Armstrong’s eccentric horse, Ace, kindles his romance with an independent suffragette, Isobel Gray. Other tales encompass a grizzly encounter, a shell-shocked teacher and an abandoned war bride. DeGrace links the tales through the life of Ursula Hartmann, the first white child born in the village and one of the last people to leave Bear Creek as BC Hydro crews burn each house before flooding the valley. Webkinz pets are lovable plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code. th PO Box 2800, 503 - 7 Ave., Invermere, V0A 1K0



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

Contact the Lake Windermere Project at 250341-6898 or email for more information.

Sunday, August 10th-Saturday, August 16th: • Trans Rockies Challenge Bike Race from Panorama to Fernie. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, August 12th:

Toby Theatre • 8 p.m. August 6-12: Hancock. • 8 p.m. August 13-15: Journey to the Center of the Earth. • Closed Sundays.

Friday, August 8th: • Every Friday evening, shop late in downtown Invermere. A total of 18 businesses will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings. • 1-3 p.m.: Summer Reading Program at the Invermere Public Library. Come discover all about the explorer Simon Fraser. Craft: Building boats then racing them. Ages 6-10. Free., every Friday.

• 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Friday: Junior Naturalist Program for kids at Kootenay National Park. Cost is $5 per child. Meet at the Redstreak Campground. Register at the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre or call 250-347-6525. • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Scrappy-Do’s Children’s Scrapbooking Class, 8 to 12 years old. Space is limited so reserve your spot. To find out about more classes visit Scrappy-Do’s in downtown Invermere or call 250-342-7238. 8 p.m.: Bud’s Bar and Lounge in downtown Invermere is hosting Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night with Cedric Newman from Toronto.

Wednesday, August 13th:

Saturday, August 9th: • 13th Annual Loop the Lake, sponsored by the Invermere Rotary Club. Includes 10-km, halfmarathon, full marathon and ultra-marathon. A fun event for the whole family! Register at www. • 32nd Annual Lakeside Event, hang-gliding and paragliding splash landing contest, James Chabot Provincial Park. Visit • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers’ Market open in downtown Invermere every Saturday. • 9:30 a.m.-noon: Flag Football for all ages, every Saturday at the Bighorn field behind the old high school. • 8 p.m.: UFC 87 St-Pierre vs Fitch. At Copper City Saloon and Bud’s Bar and Lounge, both in downtown Invermere. • Kimberley Summer Theatre on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Live musical theatre. For info: Kimberley Chamber of Commerce, 250-427-3666.

Saturday, August 9th-Sunday, August 10th: • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Water Wonders Workshop for the whole family at James Chabot Provincial Park.

• 10 a.m.: Every Wednesday, The Red Hat-Foxy Red Bonnets of Invermere meet at Tim Hortons for coffee. For info: call Denise at 250-688-0198. • 9 p.m.: Yuk Yuk’s on Tour at the Sportsman’s Lounge with Jason Fredrickson and Daniel Lee. Tickets $10 at Riverside Golf Shop, Sportsman’s Lounge, and The Lodge at Fairmont Hot Springs.

Thursday, August 14th: • 6:15 p.m.: Crazy Soles group trail runs, meet at the store near the crossroads. All abilities welcome, free. • 7-9:30 p.m.: Every Thursday: Block Parties in Radium. Everyone welcome to enjoy street music, and the company of friends and neighbors on Main Street West, in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. • 11 a.m. Thursdays: Glass blowing demonstrations at Bavin Glass. For info: 250-342-6816.

Friday, August 15th: • 1-3 p.m.: Summer Reading Program at the Invermere Public Library. Uncover cool facts about whales off the coast of B.C. through unique activities. Ages 6-10. Free every Friday.

Saturday, August 16th: • Noon-2 p.m.: Spirits Reach invites the public to an afternoon barbecue to unveil their new Lakehouse beside the beach. Live music will be performed by John Cronin, a well-known local musician. For info: • Kootenay Savings Credit Union, the Windermere Ladies’ Health Care Auxiliary, Copper Point Golf Course and East Kootenay Foundation are joining together to celebrate health care with its first annual golf tournament to be held at Copper Point Ridge Course. All monies raised will be held in trust by the East Kootenay Foundation for Health for the Invermere & District Hospital. Sign up at Kootenay Savings Credit Union, or the Pro Shop at Copper Point. • 9 a.m.: Bighorn Football registration at the Bighorn field behind the old high school. Looking for players age 13-18. For more info email: coach.bighorn@telus. net • 5:30-9:30 p.m.: Scrappy Do’s Family Album scrapbooking class. Space is limited so reserve your spot. To find out about more classes visit ScrappyDo’s in downtown Invermere or call 250-342-7238. • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Firemen will putting a demonstration of the JAWS of life equipment at Home Hardware. Hot dog sale, all proceeds going towards a new rescue vehicle. For more info contact • 8 a.m.-8 p.m.: Windermere Fire Hall general voting at the Windermere Community Hall, 4726 North Street Windermere. For further information contact Lee-Ann Crane or Anita Charest at 250-489-2791 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335.

Tuesday, August 19th-Friday, August 22nd: • 9:30 a.m. to noon: Children’s Choir Camp, Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. For info: 250-3426644.

Sunday, August 23rd: • 9 a.m. Second annual John Dunnebacke Memorial Ride, in memory of local businessman and motorcycle enthusiast, leaves from Huckleberry’s Restaurant. Come at 8 a.m. and have breakfast. The bikes will be heading south to Cranbrook for lunch, then head back to Bud’s Bar in Invermere. • 10 a.m. Radium Public Library invites all preschoolers to the Annual Teddy Bears Picnic at the Radium Park.

Sunday Afternoons Have Just Become a Little More Enjoyable! Be our guest every Sunday after 3:00 p.m. as we host the Nine and Dine special for just $49. Play 9 holes of golf on the immaculate Eagle Ranch Golf Course, and Elevate the experience with dinner to follow. Included in the package is 9 holes of golf, GPS equipped power cart, driving range use, and a $10 dinner voucher. Offer expires October13th, 2008.

Call (877) 877-3889 or (250) 342-0562 for tee time reservations or visit

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Tour of the Arts sells out

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By Sally Waddington Pioneer Staff The first Columbia Valley Tour of the Arts was a raging success last Sunday, August 3rd. Sponsored by the Columbia Valley Pioneer with the Columbia Valley Arts Council, almost all of the 500 Passports printed for the event were sold. The six tour sites featured 31 artists, who displayed, explained and demonstrated their work. “All of the artists were happy with the visibility,” said organizer Lynda Tutty. “They commented on how much they enjoyed interacting and telling people about their work.” Visitors came to the valley from as far as Bulgaria, San Francisco and Texas. Lynda extended a big thank you to the event’s sponsors, the 80 volunteers and the participating artists. So will this become an annual event? “I think so,” said Lynda. “We’ve had a very positive response from volunteers, artists and patrons.”

Top: A guest artist at Pauline Newhouse’s Clay Studio near Lake Lillian, Marty Ryan, explains her techniques for copper bowls to tour patrons. Bottom: Calgary artist Colin Bell mostly paints scenes from the Rocky Mountains, but on tour day he painted the view from the Berry Garden in Windermere. Colin painted the scene twice because his first art work sold immediately! Photos by Sally Waddington

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Motorcyclists rally for John Dunnebacke Submitted “It’s the journey . . . not the destination.” The second annual John Dunnebacke Memorial Ride will be held this year on Saturday, August 23rd. Local businessman and motorcycle enthusiast John Dunnebacke lost his battle with cancer two years ago, leaving many years of riding still in front of him. His passing struck a note with many other riders in the valley (especially in Invermere), who realized that life is too short – sometimes we just have to stop the hectic routine and make the time to be with friends. Thus began the John Dunnebacke Memorial Ride. Last year’s event had an overwhelming turnout, and this year

organizers expect more. “We’re all busy, particularly in the summer,” says co-organizer Paul Roggeman, “but we have to remember that you only get one opportunity to live each day. Sometimes we need to stop, look around at everything we have, and spend some time being with friends.” This year’s event will depart from Huckleberry’s Restaurant on Saturday, August 23rd at 9 a.m. (come early and have breakfast at 8 a.m. if you wish). From Huckleberry’s, the bikes will be heading south to the Fort Steele turnoff, taking the Bull River road loop to Cranbrook where there will be a stop for lunch, then head back to Invermere. The ride will conclude at Bud’s Bar & Lounge in Invermere for debriefing, photos, and libations. For more information, call Paul Roggeman at 250-341-5300 or Grey Bradatsch at 250-342-7566.


Wednesday, August 13th t 9:00 pm Featuring Jason Fredrickson and Daniel Lee. Tickets $10. Available at Riverside Golf Shop, Sportsman’s Lounge, and The Lodge at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.


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Fun-filled weekend By Alex Cooper Pioneer Staff It’s a busy weekend in the valley, with three major events happening on foot, wheel and in the sky.

The Lakeside Event

Keep your eyes to the sky this Saturday, August 9th, as hang-gliders and paragliders soar from the top of Mount Swansea and splash down into Lake Windermere for the 32nd Annual Lakeside Event. Flights will go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be followed by a winners’ ceremony and party at the Lakeside Pub on Saturday night. “At a lot of competitions, they take off and fly away,” said organizer Max Fanderl. “At this event they land in the water and get to hang out by the beach with their friends and family.” Spectators can watch from the James Chabot Provincial Park beach, or from the top of Mount Swansea. For info:

Loop the Lake

The always-popular and fun Loop the Lake also takes place on Saturday, August 9th. The Rotary Club of Invermere fundraiser gives people the chance to walk or run around Lake Windermere. It features a 10-km run, a half-marathon (21.1 km), a fullmarathon (42.2 km) and a 63.3-km ultra-marathon. People can also run the ultra-marathon as a relay team. Money raised by the event goes to support the Rotary Club’s community and international projects. For info:

TransRockies Bike Race

On Sunday, August 10th, Panorama Mountain Resort hosts the start of the seventh annual TransRockies Mountain Bike Challenge. The seven-day race goes from Panorama to Fernie and the first stage will take racers into Invermere. However, the exact course of each stage along the route remains a mystery until the night before. For info:

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Vivian Stevenson turns 84 today By Dorothy Isted Special to The Pioneer Eighty-four years ago today, Vivian Lewis was born on the eighth day of the eighth month in Enchant, Alberta. Her parents, Marjorie and Ronald Lewis, were farmers. Vivian still remembers a story her mother told her. Marjorie had come to Canada as a two-yearold with her parents who were emigrating from England. She became very ill while on board ship and the crew wanted to throw her overboard into the waves to prevent her illness from spreading. Margie’s mother begged them for a few more hours, the child improved and disaster was averted. Vivian grew up going to school with Bill Stevenson. There were several grades in one room and the children had to take turns bringing in coal and lighting a fire in the morning, cleaning the chalkboard and pumping water into a bucket and bringing it in. Bill and Vivian married in 1944, when she was just 20 years old. At this time, Bill worked in the valley’s lumber industry. Initially Vivian did not like it here, finding the mountains claustrophobic. She said, “I just thought if I could get to the top and scream, someone might take me back to the prairies!” Eventually she adjusted. Another thing difficult for her was the absence of running water and electricity. And she “burned everything,” since she had only ever cooked on a coal fire and found wood either burned too hot or too cold and it was hard to “regulate the heat.” However, son Dennis says by the time he arrived she was a wonderful cook. Bill worked for Trethewey Logging and they first rented a cabin in Spillimacheen. Bill next worked for the Stone and Gillis Sawmill. They moved to Brisco and lived in an old log house where the post office was located. The home had two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and a porch . . . along with four boarders for Vivian to feed. The family had a round galvanized tub in the kitchen and water was heated on the stove. They took turns having baths, starting with the youngest to the oldest. “The parents came last,” smiled Vivian. Jeannette was born in 1944, Ron in 1948 and twins Dennis and Dallas on New Year’s Eve 1954. Vivian says the worst day of her life was December 22, 1954, the day Bill’s foot got caught in the drive of the planer. His leg was very badly mangled. “At the time, Dr. Williams didn’t even think he could save it,” she said. “The way he worked at that leg was absolutely phenomenal.” Only seven months pregnant at the time, Vivian went into labour on December 31st. No one was expecting twins, least of all Dr. Williams, who had not

detected a second heartbeat. Vivian remembers him saying: “She shouldn’t be in here!” because he was so shocked by Vivian’s early labour. Delivery procedures and instruments have come a long way since the 1950s. Dennis weighed around three pounds and Dallas five pounds but they thrived. While Bill was in the hospital with his leg, and Vivian was in hospital with the twins, oldest son Ron was taken into emergency where the doctors had to repair a thumb he had chopped off while cutting firewood. Mrs. Olive Wolfenden quickly knitted a second sweater set for the unexpected child to wear home from the hospital. Dennis and his wife Cindy still have that green sweater set and brought their children home from the hospital wearing it as well. Bill worked his whole life in the logging industry. After the accident, Workman’s Compensation looked after him but the community also helped out. The injury necessitated Bill having to have his shoes specially made, as one had to be built up to accommodate the now shorter leg. Bill was “very social” and involved in Lions and rebuilding the Brisco Community Hall. In 1989 the couple was awarded the Air Canada Heart of Gold Award, and in 1993 they were named the Rotary Club of Invermere Citizens of the Year. Bill played the guitar and sang for community dances from Canal Flats to Parson. Son Dennis says, “People always liked to hear him sing. He was also the guy who introduced the songs and emceed events.” In 1950 Vivian went with him to Calgary where he entered a country music contest at CFCN Radio. As a finalist, he got to sing with Wilf Carter. The station gave him LP records of those songs and the family still has them. Jeannette and her husband George Lautrup own the Edgewater Hilltop Golf Course. She is the one who makes those wonderful pies. Ron was in the RCMP and passed away five years ago in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Dennis is the shipper for Canfor at Radium and is married to Cindy, who is a secretary at David Thompson Secondary School. Dallas works in management at Kitwanga Sawmill between Terrace and Smithers. Vivian has 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bill died in 1993. Vivian did a lot of handicrafts and all the grandchildren received quilts when they were born. Viv loved saving newspaper clippings and baking, and she took great pride in her garden. She received 50-year volunteer recognition certificates from the Hospital Auxiliary and the United Church Women’s Guild and was involved with the Lake Windermere District Lions Club. Vivian now resides at Columbia House in Invermere.

Top: Vivian Lewis and Bill Stevenson on their wedding day in 1944. Bottom: the four Stevenson children: Jeannette (Lautrup), brother Ron, right, and twins Dennis and Dallas.

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Celebrating another great year. See you in September. At Edge School we work very hard; and have fun! Our leaders help us win everyday in the classroom, on the playing ďŹ elds and in the game of life. Come join us! Visit to learn more.

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From left to right: Paul Denchuk with daughter Virginia Denchuk, Bob Campsall, Jim Galloway, Ian Cartwright, Gerry Wilkie, Nolan Rad, Dave Quinn, and (in front) Meredith Hamstead blockade Farnham Creek Road.

Jumbo road blockaded By Alex Cooper Pioneer Staff A blockade has been set up along Farnham Creek Forest Service Road west of Invermere by members of two environmental groups. Wildsight and Jumbo Creek Conservation Society are protesting the construction of a road and temporary surface lift, similar to a T-bar, in the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort area. “Jumbo is trying to proceed without a final agreement,” said Dave Quinn of Wildsight. “I think they were hoping to get it done before anyone noticed.” As many as a dozen people spent their nights camped out to protest the move, with more coming up during the day to support the blockade, said Mr. Quinn. “We expect work to be halted,” he said. “It’s ludicrous that this work is proceeding without public review of a new tenure or a development approval.” However, according to a British Columbia Ministry of Tourism official, both the road and lift are legal. “They are authorized by the licence of occupation that authorizes ski training on Farnham Glacier,” Peter Walters, executive director of tourism operations at the ministry, told The Pioneer. The road is a one-kilometre extension of an existing road built by the Canadian Olympic Development Association to access their training area, and extends into an area near the West Farnham Glacier. Meredith Hamstead of Jumbo Creek Conser-

vation Society said the group plans to maintain the blockade until the proposal to build the surface lift is off the table. According to Mr. Walters, Glacier Resorts has since decided to hold off on building the lift until the Master Development Agreement is signed with the provincial government. The Canadian Olympic Development Association has run a training camp for the Canadian alpine ski team in the area since 2005. In December 2007 their licence of occupation was transferred to the proponent and increased to 1,400 hectares from 240 hectares. “It’s a very specific licence that authorizes work around the training facility,” said Mr. Walters. Mr. Quinn said Glacier Resorts is using the tenure license as an excuse to proceed with their master plan for Jumbo Resort. “The road and proposed lift are a desperate attempt by a desperate developer for a doomed project,” he said in a press release. Norm Macdonald, the MLA for Columbia RiverRevelstoke, said the blockade is a result of government trying to approve the resort through the back door despite overwhelming local opposition to it. “This is an indictment of the government,” he said. “They have bungled it.” Mr. Costello would not comment on the matter. Jumbo Glacier Resort has been in the works since the early 1990s when a group of investors proposed turning the Jumbo Glacier area into a year-round ski resort spanning four glaciers. It has been the subject of controversy due to its environmental impact.

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David Thompson Secondary School DTSS Counselors will be available for timetable changes and to register new students August 18-26th. Please phone Mrs. Saunders at 250-342-9213, extension 110 to make an appointment starting August 18th.

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Lakehouse on the shore of Columbia Cliff Hanger Dining Room Grizz Country Lounge

The new building is modelled after an old train station. To see the Lakehouse, drop into Spirits Reach on Saturday, August 16th from noon to 2 p.m. for a barbecue. The Lakehouse is reached by a pedestrian bridge built over the CPR tracks. Spirits Reach is located south of Dutch Creek, beside the community of Columbia Ridge.

Come meet our new Chef, Mary Holgate and sample one of her signature specials.

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Spirits Reach unveils new Lakehouse Submitted by Spirits Reach The Lakehouse at Spirits Reach – first conceptualized by founding partners Dave and Donna Rae two years ago – is now a reality. This private Lakehouse, on the western shores of Columbia Lake, sets Spirits Reach apart from other communities in the Columbia Valley. “In the communities that we build, one of the important aspects is gathering places for the residents,” said Donna Rae. “The Lakehouse is one of the places at Spirits Reach that will create community and family memories.” Designed as a turn-of-the-century railway station by Mark Hendrickson, a local architect, it sits on the shores of Columbia Lake as a reminder of the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway here in the valley. “We wanted to keep part of the railway history since this line has been here for almost 100 years,” said Dave Rae. The 1500-square-foot timber frame building has a 1700-square-foot covered deck. The new 170-foot pedes-

trian bridge which spans the CPR track connects the Spirits Reach community members to the Lakehouse and their exclusive beach area, which includes more than 1,200 feet of lakefront, grassed lawn and nature trails. For Spirits Reach, the Lakehouse will be a gathering place for community and family activities as well as the storage of the almost two dozen kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and sailboats the community owns. It is also a great resting spot for those who want to sit under its covered deck to absorb the breathtaking lake views or watch the activity of the shoreline birds and waterfowl. Spirits Reach would like to invite the public to an afternoon barbecue on Saturday, August 16th from noon to 2 p.m. Live music will be performed by John Cronin, a well-known local musician. This is an opportunity for valley residents to have a sneak preview of the completed exterior of the Lakehouse, walk across the pedestrian bridge, tour the show homes, and talk to Dave and Donna about their community vision.

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Plan your exit strategy

If you’re like most business owners, you love what you do. You wouldn’t dream of leaving your business – in fact, you haven’t even considered the possibility. Unfortunately, that lack of planning may have profound implications on your financial wellbeing in the future as you look to wind down. While it may seem strange to plan your exit strategy when business is booming, it often makes good business sense. Without a carefully planned exit strategy, you could be creating unnecessary uncertainty for your business and undue financial hardship for you and your family. If you expect to retire within the next five years or so, it’s a good idea to start planning for your departure now. Here is a brief explanation of the more common exit strategies that face entrepreneurs. Which one works for you?

Close up shop and retire

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This is probably the easiest way out of a business – also the least fruitful financially. This strategy can also be emotionally difficult for the owner. The transition from work to retirement is sudden and sharp. It can be hard to see the doors close for the last time and customers be assisted one last time when there is no continuation of the business. Jason Elford, CFP Mutual Fund Advisor 342-5052

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Pass the business to family members

If a family member is willing to take over the business, this is an excellent option. You’ll need time to train your successor, arrange viable buy-out terms and smooth over any conflicts that could arise among family members. Be careful of the perception of favouritism in the family, however!


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Selling a business to a competitor, a partner, or a supplier can be an effective way to exit the business. Of course, you’ll need time to find a suitable buyer. In addition, you’ll need to consider purchase terms carefully: are you looking for an immediate sale, or would you be open to a series of instalment payments?

Arrange an employee buy-out

If you have long-time employees working for you, consider selling your business to them. This can be a natural fit for both you and your workers: your employees already know the business inside and out, and they have a vested interest in its success, making them great successors for the company. For you, selling to employees can provide peace of mind, knowing that you’re leaving the business in trustworthy hands.

Position your company to be acquired by a larger company

This can be an attractive way to exit a business, although the strategy can be complicated. If this is an option, you’ll want to secure expert advice on how to make your business more attractive to prospective buyers. And if you’re approached with an all-stock offer for your business, you’ll want to investigate the offer fully, to ensure you’re receiving an appropriate compensation for taking an added risk. If you haven’t yet made arrangements for your departure from your business, make it a top priority to do so now. When it finally comes time to retire, you’ll be happy you planned ahead!

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Most people review their Investment portfolio regularly! When was the last time you reviewed your Life Insurance Portfolio? In our ever changing world it is important that your insurance is reviewed constantly to ensure that it is the best and most appropriate coverage available.

As one of the valley’s only truly independent Life Insurance brokers, I have access to most of the major carriers and can help you to ensure that you have the best products to suit your needs.

For a complimentary review and to see if we can lower your cost or improve the quality of your existing coverage call me at 342-5052 or just stop in to the Berkshire office and ask to see Jason.

Jason Elford has been a wealth management specialist in Calgary for more than 9 years. Now a full time resident of Invermere, Jason recently joined the Berkshire office with Brendan Donahue.

Jason Elford Certified Financial Planner Insurance Advisor 712 - 10th Street, Invermere

Phone: 342-5052

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August 8, 2008

Need Blinds? Best Quality

Skate park gets big thumbs up

Call The Blind Guy!

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A group of 41 teens from Alberta rolled into Invermere last week for a short visit to the skate park at Mount Nelson Athletic Park. The kids were participating in the Road Rage on-the-road skating competition, organized by Young Life Canada. Organizer Darb Erickson, who has been working with the group for nine years, had tons of praise for our facilities. “I’ve been to over a hundred skate parks and this is definitely one of the best,” Darb said. Grade 12 student Jacob Chase agreed: “It’s the best one I’ve seen. It’s lots more fun than the skate parks in Edmonton.” A part of Mount Nelson Athletic Park, the skate park was completed last summer thanks to local funding and a grant from the B.C. government’s Olympic/Paralympic Live Sites.

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The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 23

August 8, 2008

The Green Zone By Harold Hazelaar Pioneer Columnist Mountainside Golf Course, Fairmont’s ďŹ rst 18-hole track, completed in 1972, was the ďŹ rst course I played when I moved here in the mid ‘90s. Every Sunday morning from April through October, I learned how to the hit the ball with it “below my feetâ€? and “above my feetâ€? as there is no level terrain on this course. Either you learn how to hit these shots or you learn how to count to high numbers on each hole. Thirteen years later, I know how to do both! Probably best known for “the Fairmonsterâ€? – the 600-yard, Par 5 fourth hole – this track has not changed much over the years and still challenges all golfers regardless of ability. The added bunkers on the left-hand side of “Cardiac Hillâ€? (the 14th fairway) and the removal of a couple of trees on the fourth haven’t made the course any easier. The one constant fact to remember when playing

In loving memory of

Frederick Roy Ellery

here is that every single putt breaks toward the river. Even if it doesn’t look like it, it will. Once you believe this to be true, you will shave your 40-plus putts down to a respectable number. My favourite hole is the Par 3 sixteenth. It is a hole that allows for the tee shot to be played o the righthand bank beside the green and have the ball bounce a roll onto the green. This approach has almost put me into the Hole-In-One Club several times. One day it will. My least favourite is the ďŹ fteenth hole. It is a short Par 4 that I would call a bit gimmicky because you can’t see the green and the narrow driving area usually leaves you without a view on the second shot, too. Mountainside will probably undergo some changes in the next few years as the new resort owners work on upgrades and facelifts to most of their recently acquired assets. Hopefully, these changes will add to the golfer’s experience when playing there, not just further subtract from his wallet! Maybe the ďŹ fteenth hole will be re-designed? If you haven’t played here yet, give it a try. I think you will enjoy your round. The Green Zone Quote of the Week is by British golf columnist Peter Dobereiner: “Half of golf is fun. The other half is putting.â€?

“Are you behaving yourself?� In his 20 years at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Roy made many friends. We all miss him dearly. 1946 - 2008

THE PIONEER The valley’s only locally owned, locally operated newspaper

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BOX 2228 BOX 459 742 - 13th STREET 7559 MAIN STREET INVERMERE, BC. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BC V0A 1K0 V0A 1M0 PHONE: 342-3031 PHONE: 347-9350 FAX: 342-6945 FAX: 347-6350 Email: • Toll Free: 1-866-342-3031

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Daren Noble Site Clean-up Landscaping • Hauling • Sand • Fill • Gravel

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Excavating: X Mini Excavator X

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August 8, 2008 The Sinclair Creek Greenway in Radium Hot Springs was officially opened on Thursday, July 31st. From left to right: Councillor Ron Verboom; David Pacey, Radium Sunshine Rotary; Doug McIntosh, Columbia River Greenways Alliance; Brandon Barley, Baymag Mines; Ian Knuckley, BayMag Mines; Karen Brown, Ministry of Transportation; Marla Oliver, Interpretation Author; Mayor Greg Deck; Nick Berzins, Greenways; Victoria Page, Greenways; Meredith Hamstead, Greenways; Ken McDonell, Public Works Superintendent; Emile Morin, Greenways; Lorrie Hogg, Greenways; Mark Read, Village of Radium; James Ramage, Copper Wolf Properties.

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The District of Invermere, through its Water Regulation Bylaw and its Environmental Agenda, promotes the wise use of water. The District of Invermere wishes to remind all residents to use water wisely by following the water restrictions outlined in the bylaw.

TIME OF DAY WATERING RESTRICTIONS: For your information, the restriction requires that: SPRINKLERS or IRRIGATION SYSTEMS are to be used ONLY in the early morning from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and in the evening from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. • A new “day” begins at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) ODD numbered houses are permitted to water lawns and gardens only on ODD numbered days. EVEN numbered houses are permitted to water lawns and gardens only during EVEN numbered days.

A lawn only needs one hour of sprinkling a week or 1/2 an hour twice a week. Less frequent watering actually encourages deeper, healthier lawn roots. In the event of extended dry weather conditions, further water restrictions will be implemented. Please contact the municipal office at 250-342-9281 if you have any questions regarding this notice.

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Trimbles enjoy 50 years at the cabin By Sally Waddington Pioneer Staff A gathering in Windermere last weekend brought together neighbours and friends on the lower Lakeview Road. It was a celebration hosted by Gary and Joan Trimble of Calgary to mark the 50th birthday of the family cabin. But this is no ordinary plot of land. In 1958 Joan’s father, Irl England, bought 160 acres on the east side of Lake Windermere. He had spent two years negotiating with the previous owner, who lived in Montreal, after Irl spotted the land from the old Canadian Pacific Railway bungalows on Fort Point. The deal went through in May 1958 for $9,000. Irl then created Marbetwin Developments with his close friends Hardie Turnbull and Ken Anderson. The business name was a conglomeration of their wives’ names: Marnie, Betty and Winnie. The 160 acres was divided into one 120-acre parcel and 41 lots. The larger plot was sold off whole in the 1960s and it eventually became Lakeview Meadows. The 41 lots were each sold for prices ranging from $200 to $1200. But Joan Trimble insists that even though her father was a realtor in Calgary, his aim was not to make a profit from the development. “The three families had spent every summer camping together,” she said. “They wanted to have a place they could all stay near each other.” Each family chose two lots for themselves and built modest summer cabins. Most of the remaining lots were sold to friends and family from Alberta.

“My father didn’t make a lot of money on it,” Joan said. “It was enough to own the cabin without spending money. That’s what they wanted.” Gary and Joan Trimble met in 1957 on a blind date and holidayed with Joan’s family at Fort Point in May 1958 – just as Irl England was finalizing the sale of the Lakeview Road land. As they fell in love, Gary and Joan dreamed of one day having a cabin. The couple married in December 1958 and in 1961 they bought one of the upper Lakeview Road lots. They built a cabin that still stands today. In 1980, Irl and Betty England decided to sell their cabin on that first lot. The Trimbles bought it from them, tore down the original cabin and built a new one in the same spot. They sold their higher lot in 1985. Gary and Joan had two sons, Craig and Dean, who spent every summer at Lake Windermere. Both boys worked at Radium Hot Springs Pools as lifeguards during their teens and, after graduating university, Dean spent a year living in the cabin and working at the pool. Tragically, Craig was killed returning home to Calgary for his second year of university. Dean is now a father himself and he brings his three-year-old daughter, Anna, to Lake Windermere with wife Patty. That makes four generations of the family to holiday in the cabin. Irl England’s descendants aren’t the only ones who have stuck around. Hardie Turnbull’s grandson Scott and Ken Anderson’s daughter June still own homes on Lakeview Road. Fifty years can change a lot in this valley, but these families, at least, have found their special place.

The original cabin on the Trimble property was more modest than the lakefront homes being built today.

The Trimbles, from left: Gary, Anna, Dean, Patty, Joan. Photo by Sally Waddington

“I love working at Fairmont.” “Our guests are great and my co-workers are a lot of fun. I love my sports pass. It gets me free skiing — I can’t wait to learn! — golf, hot pools, and discounts on everything else.” — Candice-Rose, Front Desk

Summer is almost over, but Fairmont Hot Springs Resort still has lots of great opportunities. Are you reliable, friendly and service-oriented? You should apply for a job here! Here are just some of the positions that are currently available:    

tServer tDishwasher tFront Desk tPools

tBartender tSous Chef tHousekeeping tRetail Sales

tCook tEsthetician tGrounds Maintenance tPro Shop Attendant

To apply, please send your resume with references to: David Sheedy: e-mail, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6004.

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Lost Sony camera at Windermere Beach, on a bench outside of the washrooms Monday afternoon. Priceless photos of grandchildren, reward, 250345-4094.

NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE Various sizes available. Now with climate controlled units. Call 250-342-3637

3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fully furnished & stocked. N/S, N/P, avail. Sept 1st , $1400.00 + util. Located in Windermere, Timber Ridge I, 403-287-9968.

2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, facing golf course, furnished, swimming pool, hot tub, granite counter tops, etc. Short or long term rental, 403-861-7754.

Log House for rent on Lakeview Rd. overlooking lake and Mt. Nelson. 2 bdrm, fully furnished on 1 acre, includes all dishes, cook ware, etc. $895/month, N/S, N/P, no partiers, references required, 250-342-7245 or 403686-1115.

2 bdrm + den for long-term lease in Sable Ridge Resort, Radium. Fully stocked with everything you need. Furnished with Penthouse furnishings, gourmet kitchen, all appliances, stone fireplace, patio, BBQ, queen bed, 2 twin beds, TV, DVD, access to outdoor pool, hot tubs, club house, underground parking, storage locker. To view similar condo go to www. unit # 96922. Long-term lease $995/month + util. Available Sept. 1st . Karen 403-283-6662.

2 bdrm, 2 bath in Radium, The Aspen. 1040 sq.ft., fully furnished, ground floor, heated underground parking w/storage cage. N/S, N/P, references required, long-term, $1300/ month, includes util, 780-6573438, 780-932-3438 (cell).



Jeers: to the pathetic driver of a very large black SUV, passing vehicles illegally on the Panorama Road Sunday, 11:00 am. Were you late for something??? I was just going to are a fool... Kindly enjoy your holiday somewhere else next year. Cheers: to the RCMP dispatcher in Kelowna who took my irate call and made sure I was safe and told me to take a deep breath before I proceeded on my way. Breathe I did, as had things been a tiny bit different I may not have been able too. You can holiday here!!

1000 Sq. ft. shop/retail space. $940/month. Minimum 1 year lease, 250-342-3637.

Cheers: to The Stem Flower Shop for your donation of flowers to the Columbia House residents. It made for a great garden party. Thank you!

2 bdrm basement suite in D/T Invermere. Newly renovated, $1100/month + DD, util. included. Available immediately, 250-688-1224.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, August 9th & Sunday August 10th , 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Misc. items, 14A Wolfe Cr, Black Forest Heights. August 9th , 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Camping, bike armour, helmet, tires & shoes, dirt-bike boots & gear, cookbooks, technical clothing, fleece fabric, notions, household, camera accessories, sled helmet, hiking boots, humidifier, books & more, including the kitchen sink! 786 Westridge Dr. 250-341-6963.

Classied Deadline is Tuesday at Noon

Commercial space for lease, 3300 sq. ft. High exposure and traffic, next to Home Hardware. Build to suit. Call 341-5211.

SUITE FOR RENT CONTRACTORS: Self contained cabins by the week or month. (250) 345-6365 Fairmont Bungalows. Radium Rentals, furnished suites, $425.00, call 250-3417022.

Completely renovated, bright basement suite with large windows on ¾ acre lot in Windermere. Two large bedrooms, beautiful kitchen and bathroom with bamboo cabinets, treed yard and firepit. $1300/month, utilities included, available immediately, 403617-7625 (day), 250-270-0508 (eve). Bright 2 bdrm, fully furnished, w/balcony, mountain views, available immediately, $1150.00 + DD, includes all utilities, shared W/D, 403-730-7691. Invermere, 1 bdrm basement suite, $650/month, includes hydro, cable, and internet. Available Sept. 1st , 250-3415159.

2 cabins for rent. Self-contained, $750/month + $375 DD, all utilities included. Call Jared, 250-341-7322 (Radium). Invermere, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, $1500/month, includes hydro, cable, and internet. Available Sept. 1st , 250-341-5159. Windermere, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, fully furnished home, beautiful condition, lake view, $1550/ month + utilities. Available Sept. to June, 250-342-2135. Windermere, lovely 1 bdrm home, N/S, pets considered, $785/month. Available August 31st, 403-851-2043. 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, Edgewater, on 2 acres. $1250/ month, references required. Call Ken Becker, 250-342-1161.

Fully furnished 1 & 2 bdrm units. Rent by the week or month. Call 403-238-2543. Beautifully furnished 1 & 2 bdrm condos available at Sable Resort in Radium. Seeking long-term tenants. Please call 888-2923332. Executive duplex in Fairmont, 5 bdrm + office, 3 bath, 5 appliances, double garage, 2 decks, N/P, N/S, $1700/month + utilities, $1700 DD. Available Aug. 1st , 1-888-227-2024. References required. Castlerock condo for rent. 1 bdrm + loft bdrm, double garage, W/D, N/P, N/S, $1500/month, includes util. 250-342-1314.

Like new condo in Radium at Sable Ridge, long-term, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, $1295/ month, 1-403-256-0694. Windermere Akiskinook Resort, 1 bdrm condo $800/month + util or 2 bdrm $1000/month + util. Recreation center w/pool, hot tub. N/S, N/P, avail. Sept – June, 403-2933870 or allwest@

VACATION RENTALS 1 bdrm, kitchen, livingroom, bright open concept, very clean, own yard, BBQ, ½ block to beach. Weekly $600.00, nightly $100.00, 250-342-5367.

HOUSE FOR SALE Invermere Heritage Home For Sale on .27 acre lot, very private yet central to all schools. Heated, insulated shop/garage, 2 bdrm, well-loved with many upgrades, $355,000.00. Call 250-342-3258 for appointment to view.

Fenced Compound

Call (250) 341-1395

Open house August 9 & 10 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1733 Windermere Loop Rd., on WV Golf Course. 4 bdrm, walkout bungalow. Info sheet available. New reduced price! 250342-9249. Wilmer, older 3 bdrm Mobile on 3 Wilmer lots, $140,000.00 firm. Call 250-342-3109, leave message.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 1975, 2/3 bdrm mobile on beautiful large lot, deck, sheds, close to beach and golf course. $129,000.00, Canal Flats, 250349-5865. 2 bdrm, 1 bath mobile home, deck, wood stove, A/C, close to D/T, $48,500.00. Call 250-3429314.

ACREAGES/LOTS FOR SALE Interested in 5 acres on the Toby Benches? Beautiful mountain views 5 minutes from D/T Invermere, 10 minutes from Panorama. Call 250-342-1186.



1.4 acre commercial compound for lease



Canal Flats: 2 bdrm. unfurnished townhome at Jade Landing. August 1 at $1,050 plus utilities. • Radium: 2 bdrm. unfurnished condo at Sable Ridge August 1 at $1,200 plus utilities • Radium: 1 bdrm. second floor at Pinewood 2, longterm at $1,100 incl. utilities. • Invermere: 2 bdrm. Deluxe suite, furnished, longterm at $1,200 incl. and Luxurious 3 bdrm. upper floor suite at $1,800 incl. Avail. Sept. 1. References required, non smoking and no pets. Rocky Mountain Realty, Property Management Division 250-342-5914 or look for daily updates on

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P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS 4770 Timber Ridge Road, Timber Ridge I • Timber Ridge I with beach and boat access/ 1 block • 2,500 sq. ft. bungalow, 5 bedroom, 2 bath and sauna • 2 bedroom granny suite with private entrance • Large corner lot • 52 ft insulated workshop/garage • New everything ,kitchen, windows, roof etc • Old classic stone fireplace and pool table games room, 2 newer wood burning fireplaces New reduced price of

795,000 FSBO


Directions – turn into Timber Ridge I and drive till the road ends. House on Right.

Call (250) 342-2422




Lot 10 Windermere Loop Road Large 0.41 acre, Level, well in place, No building commitment, Beautiful mountain & golf course views. $289,000.00 + GST (250)342-3147 Worth Checking Out! “Life is good on the 18th hole.”

Harvard Foosball Table, solid construction $450. Home gym, Wieder Pro 9640, $500. OBO. Call 250-688-0175

10 year old Arabian Paint horse, registered, well-trained, experienced rider, $2500.00. Call Cathi at 250-341-5443.

Majestic elk head, large 6’ x 6’ rack, approx. 300 points, $1999.00. Call Bob 250-3456668.


Spectacular Private Gated Acreage only 10 prestigious estate lots in this community. Minutes from Windermere, 100% privacy with the absolute best mountain views in the valley. 2 minutes to the beach & boat launch. Well on site, all services to property line, no building commitment or will build to suit. Only 2 lots available. See Invermere. $499,000.00 each, 250-342-5367.

RESORT PROPERTIES FOR SALE Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden 250-344-8447

MISC FOR SALE Top soil, screened, $160/dump truck load, unscreened, $100/ dump truck load, $50/pick-up load. Call Elkhorn Ranch at 250342-0617.

Top quality Hay, Alfalfa, grass mix, round bales. Call Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617. 2 Sets of Junior Golf Clubs. 1 set Wilson, 1 set Top Flight, C/W bags, suitable for 4 year old and up, $75.00/ea. Call 250-3420617. Travatine marble tile, 18” x 18”, 317 sq. ft. Small claw-foot bath tub. Stone Buda head w/base. All in one Lexmark X125 printer, Vista compatible, 250-3422052. TD 14 International Cat, good shape, $6000.00. 375 Sullair compressor, $15,000.00. 150 Holman Diesel compressor, $5500.00. Call 250-427-4279, fax 250-427-7653.

1994 Bayliner Capri Bowrider (17ft.), Mercury 120 outboard, power tilt, seats 7, well maintained w/low hrs. Trailer and other extras (tubes, tow ropes, spare tire etc.) included. Good clean boat, $6,000.00 OBO. Call Chris 403-613-4890, Fairmont.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE 1985 250 TRX Honda quad, w/ cover and winch, $1800.00. Call 250-342-3832, after 6:00 pm.

VEHICLE FOR SALE 1996 Chevy Corsica, 4-dr automatic, well maintained, great on gas, only 90,000 km! Comes with new winter tires. $4900 OBO. 240-341-5919 1986 Chev ¾ ton, propane. Must sell, $2000.00 OBO, 250-3428829.


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Manure, well-aged. Will load, $100.00 per pick-up load. Phone Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617. JEEP SOFT-TOP Bestop Supertop w/o door skins, black, fits TJ Wranglers 1997-2006, used for only 1 ½ years, paid $1000.00 asking $400.00, 250-341-3778. High–back wheel chair with tray, tilt, and recline feature, $600.00. Call 250-342-213

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1994 Dodge Intrepid, 235,528 km, runs good, $2300.00. Call 250-341-1019.

Phil’s Carpentry – Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 cell or 250-342-8474 home. Not on valley time.

Housekeeper required. Fulltime, part-time at Fairmont Bungalows. Call 250-345-6365, fax 250-345-6348, or email

Pool/Spa Service and MaintenanceTechnician required by a large established local business. A full time position is available for a friendly, responsible, self-motivated individual with a professional appearance. Preference will be made for a candidate with knowledge of pool/spa maintenance/repair; however training will be provided to the right applicant. Must have a valid BC Driver’s License. Please send resume with references to Diamond Heating and Spas, fax: 250-342-7103, mail to Box 86, Athalmer, BC, V0A 1A0, email: info@diamondheatingandspas. com.

1997 GMC Sierra SLE 1500, 3rd door, 2WD, 163,000 km, & $8,000.00 OBO. Call 250-3427547. 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie, 4x4, automatic, w/ canopy, custom stereo, good tires, plus extras, excellent condition, $7800.00, 250-3476963. 2003 Toyota Camry SE, loaded, power windows, mirrors, locks, steering, a/c, dual airbag, cruise control, stereo, cd player, keyless entry, 5 sp, manual, all season and winter tires, excellent condition, great gas mileage, $13,450.00, 250-342-2553. 2006 Toyota Camry Solara V6 SLE, 8,000 km, like new, $24,900.00. Call 250-341-3281.

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, 250-3427177. ODD JOBS ENT HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Dale Hunt @ 250-342-3569 RENEW CAR DETAILING Interior and Exterior car detailing for $60.00 Pick-up and delivery in the Invermere area Call Dawn at 250-342-0337.

MOTORHOME/RV FOR SALE Calgary based truck available 1985 26’ Royal Classic, hard side class C motorhome, Ford 460. New brakes, recent tune-up, 120,000.00 km, 70% tires, new awning, new fridge, new toilet, upgraded furnace. Overall good condition, $12,000.00 OBO, 250342-3773. 1974 Scamper, 21’ dual axle trailer, sleeps 6, $2500.00. 1981 Vanguard camper, 8’ 9”, bathroom, fridge, stove, furnace, sleeps 4, $1500.00. Call 250342-3832, after 6:00 pm. 20’ 5th wheel, A/C, 3-way fridge, oven, shower, $5500.00 w/hitch, or $5000.00 without, 604-3086604. 1994 Rustler Trailer, model RT235, awning, TV, stereo, microwave, fridge/freezer, and tub/shower, $7000.00, 403471-5525.

for deliveries to Invermere and area. Call 403-990-3641. Or email Web: Handyman Connection, for all your home needs, exterior painting, carpentry and yard work! Clean your house with a power wash. Call 250-342-1437 (cell) Serving Invermere and the Columbia Valley

AIR CONDITIONING Sales and Service Call today 250.342.1167

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

FREE MOVIE RENTALS F/T OR P/T. Join our team; receive good wages, free rentals, benefits and retention bonus. Please call Thora at 250342-0057, or fax 250-342-6583, email ghvinvermere@hotmail. com or drop off resume at Gone Hollywood. Valley Hawk Security is seeking a part-time security guard. Basic Security Training 1&2 required. Please email resume to or call 250-688-4295. Effusion Art Gallery has a permanent part time position available! Looking for a mature, reliable person with interest in art and excellent customer service. Good working environment, some weekend and evening work within a professional team. Please apply online to: info@ Helna’s Stube is looking for year around part-time evening server. Receive benefits & bonus. Please call 250-3470047 or send resume to mail@ Helna’s Stube is looking for permanent part/time evening kitchen help. We offer benefits & bonus. Please call 250-3470047 or send resume to mail@ Now hiring P/T experienced evening cook. Positive attitude a must, starting wage $15/hour. Call Lori, 250-341-3336.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the position of:

ROOM ATTENDANTS LAUNDRY ATTENDANTS Full-time and part-time day shift positions are available. No experience is necessary. Fairmont Hot Springs offers a competitive salary and benet package with access to all resort amenities. Interested? Please contact: David Sheedy: or call 250.345.6004

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f you love making lists, we have a job for you. We need someone who is extremely detailed-oriented, has an eagle eye for spotting mistakes and likes nothing better than bringing order out of chaos. You will support our six-person team in various ways, including editorial, advertising, graphic design and office management. You will also deal with the public and communicate with our valued advertisers in our expanding business, which includes our award-winning weekly newspaper plus our glossy tourist guides and magazines. The key requirements for this position are organizational skills, accuracy, a sense of humour and an ability to work under pressure. Any combination of education and experience will be considered. Please read our paper online at before applying to: Elinor Florence, Publisher Columbia Valley Pioneer Box 868 Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Tel: (250) 341-6299 Fax: (250) 341-6229

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P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the position of:

NIGHT AUDITOR The successful candidate will possess customer service experience, excellent communication skills and strong organizational and computer skills. All applicants must have basic bookkeeping experience. This position requires night shifts. Fairmont Hot Springs offers a competitive salary and benet package with access to all resort amenities.

ACCOUNTANT Busy property management company in Invermere, BC is seeking a professional and motivated accountant to join our team. Preference will be given to a CMA, CGA or CA, however, applicants with suitable training and experience will be considered. The position requires experience in all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable and the preparation of nancial statements. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume with salary expectations to: or fax to 250-342-2029 or mail to Box 249, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0.

Interested? Please forward your resume with references to the attention of:

Mountain Creek Properties Ltd.

David Sheedy: or call 250.345.6004

Accounts Payable Clerk


Property management company in Invermere, BC is seeking an accounts payable clerk. The position requires experience in all aspects of accounts payable, with preference given to applicants with experience in the preparation of nancial statements. Salary commensurate with experience. It’s more than just a career; it’s your calling. Health care – the profession. It’s what you do. It’s who you are. You’re deeply committed to the health and well being of others. And as a professional, you deliver high quality health care services, day in and day out. Good job. You’ve answered your call. Come to Cranbrook, BC and join our amazing team.


(permanent part-time - 0.6 fte) East Kootenay Regional Hospital – Cranbrook, BC Qualifications: Community Dialysis Nurse - graduation from an approved school of nursing - two years of recent acute nursing experience and one year of renal nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education and training - current practising registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) - current CPR certification at the Basic Cardiac Life Support level (within past two years) Clinical Practice Educator (in addition to above) - Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, advanced preparation in the clinical specialty, 3 years recent related experience in clinical area of expertise and 2 years form experience in adult teaching/ learning, curriculum development, teaching, providing in-service or staff development function or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience We invite you to phone or apply online at to KB-KB NBA-NUR-08-0063061or 63062 or submit a detailed resume, in confidence to: Human Resources Recruitment Services 813 – 10th Street Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 Phone: 250-365-4335 • Fax: 250-365-4344 E-mail:

Please send resume with salary expectations to: or fax to 250-342-2029 or mail to Box 249, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0. Mountain Creek Properties Ltd.

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East Kootenay Addiction Services Society Youth Addiction Counsellor Position type: Permanent part-time (0.6 FTE) Location: Invermere, BC Job Summary: Youth Addiction Counsellor provides screening, assessment, treatment planning and individual, group and family counselling to youth affected by substance misuse. The Youth Addiction Counsellor also participates in the planning and delivering of youth treatment programs in the East Kootenay area; develops and delivers educational and prevention programs to youth, families, schools and other community groups; and provides outreach services to youth in non-traditional settings. Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree in an appropriate discipline suitable for addictions work within the health care field • Experience and training working with individuals, groups, families, and high risk youth • Experience and training working with youth with concurrent disorder issues. Salary: Commensurate with HEABC Paramedical Agreement, Social Worker I, Grid Level 8 Submit letter of application and resumé to: Dean Nicholson, Administrator East Kootenay Addiction Services Society 202, 1617 Baker Street Cranbrook, BC V1C 1B4 Fax: (250) 489-4344 Email: Closing Date: August 22nd, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Only those short listed will receive a reply.

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Speeding driver injured On August 2nd at around 1 a.m., a 2008 Audi was eastbound on 14th Street by 3rd Avenue in Invermere, travelling at what witnesses described as “a very high rate of speed.” The driver was unable to make a turn on gravel and drove off the embankment, flying through the air for approximately 50 metres before “nose-diving” into the ground. The car then flipped onto its roof and landed upright adjacent to a set of train tracks. Needless to say, the car sustained extensive damage. A 25-year-old Calgary man was found conscious, pinned and seat-belted in the driver’s seat. He had suffered moderate injuries to his body and was extricated from the vehicle by the Invermere Fire Department, using the Jaws of Life. The driver was then taken to Invermere Hospital.

August 8, 2008 The RCMP investigator formed the opinion based on his observations of the driver that alcohol was a factor and he read the driver the Blood Demand as he was physically unable to provide breath samples at that time. The driver refused to comply with the demand at the time. The driver was taken to Calgary Foothills Hospital for further treatment. The extent of his injuries are not known but they are not believed to be life-threatening. The RCMP is continuing its investigation.

Missing man returns

On August 2nd at 5 a.m., the RCMP received a report of a missing person in Radium Hot Springs. The caller told police her boyfriend, a 23-year-old Radium man, went out at 3 a.m. for a walk. After he failed to return she looked for him for two hours. RCMP were told all other hotel rooms were locked and that the man was likely to walk along Highway 93 towards Kootenay National Park, but he was drunk when he was last seen.

The RCMP checked the area, but with no luck. At around 9 a.m., police searched the canyon below Highway 93. The Provincial Emergency Program was contacted and the Columbia Valley Search and Rescue Team were called out. At around 10 a.m., an RCMP member saw a man matching the missing person’s description walk into the caller’s hotel room. The man identified himself as the subject of the search and said he had been sleeping in an empty room across from his. Note from RCMP Staff-Sgt. Doug Pack: I’m not sure what to thank for “bringing out the best” in the folks who ensure our job security. Perhaps it’s the combination of good weather, a little chemical stimulation and a resurgence of the “Devil made me do it” attitude. Whatever it is, we really appreciate your business, especially from “repeat customers” who have been clients of ours for many years.


C LASSIFIEDS Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the position of:

Northstar Hardware Full-time Self-motivated In-store Help Competitive wages, benefit plan, submit resumes in person 410 - Borden St.


FIREPLACE INSTALLER, SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Required by a large established local business. A full time career is available for a responsible, self-motivated individual with a professional appearance. A suitable candidate should have knowledge of B.C. Installation Codes as well as service and maintenance of fireplaces, however training may be provided to the right applicant. Must have a valid BC Driver’s License. Please fax or e-mail resumé with references to: Diamond Heating and Spas FAX: (250) 342-7103 Mail to: Box 86, Athalmer, BC V0A 1A0 Email:

CONTROLLER/COMPTROLLER This position is responsible for the nancial management of the Resort, encompassing hotel, spa, ski, golf, pools, RV, food and beverage, and airport operations. Experience in the Hospitality Industry and an accounting designation is required. The successful candidate will be responsible for forecasts, budgets, nancial analysis, nancial statements and assisting with escalated payroll issues for six companies. The organization has undergone numerous software changes in the past year, so a strong systems background is required. This position requires exceptional organizational and managerial skills. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a four-season recreational paradise located in the Rocky Mountains of Southeastern British Columbia. We offer a competitive salary and benet package with access to all Resort amenities. Interested applicants should forward their resume with references to: David Sheedy: e-mail, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6004

Lorne and Ella Cooper of Montreal enjoy a day on the lake in their rented canoe. Photo by Alex Cooper

Non-Motorized Day observed on lake By Pioneer Staff The first Non-Motorized Day on Lake Windermere last weekend has been deemed a success by the Lake Windermere Project. “I think it can be considered a success for the first one ever,” said Kalista Pruden, program assistant for the Lake Windermere project. She said boat-counters were out that day, but the results haven’t yet been tallied. The goal of the day was to decrease traffic from motor-based recreation vessels and encourage human or wind-powered recreation on the lake. Penny Powers, who operates Columbia River Outfitters, noticed fewer motorized boats heading out than usual on the August long weekend. “In my mind I would say it was a great success,” she said. “The parking lot at Pete’s Marina was not nearly as crazy as it usually is.”

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Valley Churches


Ten commandments of golf By Jared Enns Lake Windermere Alliance Church Avid golf fans have already had a chance to watch The Masters, the Players Championship, the U.S. Open and the British Open this year – some fantastic golf and some dramatic finishes. I think the most memorable moment for me was watching Rocco Mediate demonstrate the true heart of sportsmanship at the U.S. Open – as well as a beaming smile that displayed his love for the game. Even if you are not a golfer, I’m sure that you can see the truths in the following:

The Ten Commandments of golf 1. Thou shalt prefer no other sports to golf. 2. Thou shalt not bear false witness about thy score.

3. Thou shalt honour thy lie, and not lie about it. 4. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s drive. 5. Thou shalt not let a little white ball make thy day unholy. 6. Thou shalt remember thy tee time and keep it holy. 7. Thou shalt honour and obey the rules of golf, even when nobody’s looking. 8. Thou shalt allow faster groups to play through. 9. Thou shalt not hook, neither shalt thou slice. 10. Thou shalt always seek to honour God, at work or at play and especially at golf. The above excerpt, found on a golf “crying” towel, addresses the heart of where our lives need to be focused. Whether on a golf course, sitting on the deck enjoying the company of friends, or making our way through another day at work, we need to recognize that God wants us to honour him in every aspect of our lives. Enjoy the summer, spend quality time with family and friends, and remember God is the creator of all that you are enjoying. He loves it when we enjoy what He has made. Why not take a moment and just thank God for all He has done?

One Heart Trio

A New Country/Southern Gospel Sound Singing at the

Radium Christian Fellowship Prayer Center #4-7553 Main Street West Radium Hot Springs

Sunday August 10th, 7:00 p.m.

A free will offering will be taken and refreshments will follow concert. Their CD’s will be available to purchase.

For more info call Linda 250-342-6359

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH August 10th: 10:30 a.m. Worship and life instruction. Guest speaker Rev. Trevor Hagan. Summer Sunday School, pre-school to age 5, during service. 7 p.m. Sing and Celebrate For sermons online: Pastor Jared Enns • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-9535 WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY ANGLICANUNITED August 10th: 10:30 a.m. Worship service at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-6644 or VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship service. Children’s Church during the message part of the service. Pastor T. Scott Peterson • Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 250-342-9511 ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday: 5 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Canal Flats 7 p.m. at Canadian Martyrs Church in Invermere Sunday: 9 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs Church in Invermere 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium Father Jim McHugh • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 250-342-6167 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. 7 p.m. Evening service the first and third Sunday of the month, Brisco Community Church. Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater, Associate Pastor Linda and Mike Paradis • Prayer Centre, 4-7553-Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 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 • 250-345-0079

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