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Vol. 5/Issue 37


The Columbia


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September 12, 2008



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Valley NEWS Happy Birthday, Ray Crook! Ray Crook of Invermere celebrated his 90th birthday on September 1st with a picnic organized by the Windermere Valley Historical Society at Crook’s Meadows in Kootenay National Park, where Ray grew up. In the background is Crook’s Peak, named after his father Charles. Ray’s family owned and operated a service station and campground there until 1956. Ray’s father was tragically killed by a falling rock in 1945 and he is buried at Crook’s Meadow. Ray continues to live alone and is an avid photographer and historian. Below: Peter McIsaac, Audrey Osterloh, June Florence, Stan Rokosh, Bernice Stone and Fran Jeffery were among the guests who enjoyed Ray’s birthday picnic.

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he Family of Corey Michael Doherty would like to congratulate him on successfully completing his geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary, June 9th, 2008. Well done Corey, we’re very proud of you.

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Valley NEWS

Eddie Mountain arena to get facelift By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff The developer of the new Vista Del Lago project in downtown Invermere will spend $150,000 to give the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena a facelift. The developer will design and manage the arena’s improvements at no cost to the Regional District of East Kootenay, which owns the arena and the land immediately surrounding it. As part of the massive downtown development, 4th Avenue will be realigned to run straight through the building now owned by the dentist Patrick O’Sullivan and continue behind the arena, connecting to the existing 4th Avenue. The realignment requires some transfers of property between the District of Invermere and the Re-

gional District in order to revamp the road system. At the regular meeting of the Regional District board of directors on September 5th, the District of Invermere was granted a right-of-way running across the back of the arena, on a piece of property amounting to about one-fifth of an acre. Kevin Paterson, Recreation and Control Services Supervisor for the Regional District of East Kootenay in Cranbrook, said he hasn’t seen any plans yet for the arena improvements, but he said he expects the developer will work closely with the Columbia Valley Recreation Society to come up with an acceptable design. “We want to make sure our tenants, the Columbia Valley Recreation Society, will be happy with the results,” he said. When completed, the development will consist of

a 144-room hotel and convention centre and 570 condominiums. Some preliminary work will be done this fall, and construction will begin next spring, according to Stoneset’s Marketing Director Tammy Schuiling. Ms. Schuiling said the company will perform “exterior upgrades to enhance and complement the rest of the buildings on the street, and the Vista Del Lago development itself.” She said the overall style of the project is “alpine architecture meets craftsman.” Stoneset Equities will also incorporate all the costs for the arena’s zamboni snow removal – which traditionally has been dumped over the bank behind the arena – together with their own snow removal activities, as part of the agreement. Stoneset will also pay for all survey and legal work required in transferring the right of way.

Moratorium placed on foreshore development By Sally Waddington Pioneer Staff Crown land on the Lake Windermere foreshore will be protected from development for a two-year period. Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Bill Bennett announced the two-year Land Act map reserve on Wednesday, September 10th, on behalf of Agriculture and Lands Minister Stan Hagen. The moratorium restricts all new applications for Crown land tenures on the lake foreshore, including any new private and commercial docks or marinas. Heather Leschied, program manager for the Lake Windermere Project, welcomed the announcement. She explained that the restriction has been put in place “so that we can complete studies that are currently underway.” The Lake Windermere Project is a part of the East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership, established in 2006 to investigate the cu-

mulative effect of development on the area’s lakes. Members of the partnership include the Regional District of East Kootenay, the District of Invermere, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Ministry of the Environment, the Shuswap Band and Wildsight. Currently the partnership, chaired by Heather Leschied, is conducting three key studies on the lake: • The Lake Windermere Project is examining the lake’s water quality. • The partnership is close to completing a fish and wildlife habitat assessment that will identify areas where development can safely occur around the lake. The assessment will be released sometime this fall. • A Lake Management Plan is being created, which will make recommendations to protect the shore. This plan is being written in collaboration with an Official Community Plan that is currently underway for the Windermere Valley, a project by the regional district with input from residents.

Regional District Area F Director Lillian Rose and Invermere Mayor Mark Shmigelsky have both made the plan a priority, said Ms. Leschied. It was the mayor’s actions that led to Mr. Bennett’s announcement this week. “Mayor Shmigelsky contacted me with concerns about Windermere’s development pressures and how we can collaborate to support a proper inventory of the area,” Mr. Bennett said. “I was pleased to take the mayor’s concerns to [Mr. Hagen] and we were able to put together this process, aimed at refining zoning plans and completing government-to-government consultations with First Nations,” he said. “I am pleased that both Minister Bennett and Minister Hagen have listened to the concerns of local residents,” said Mr. Shmigelsky. “We are all interested in growth for our communities, but it must be managed effectively. By putting this map reserve in place, we have the room needed to start building consensus on how to manage development in our region,” he said.

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On September 2nd, RCMP were called to a report of a break and enter that had occurred over the weekend at the old high school at 620 4th Street in Invermere. Access was gained through breaching a door that leads to the gym. Several windows were broken. The gym is being used as a storage area for the School District and the area was vandalized. The storage room for the fire hall was also broken into. Apparently, nothing was stolen, but RCMP consider the damage to be over $5,000. Call RCMP at (250) 3429292 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Drunk tries to fight RCMP

On September 6th, RCMP were called to a report that a drunk was trying to fight staff members at the Radium Resort Golf Course. When RCMP arrived, the man jumped a handrail and tried to run away. He was caught by the police and he continued to resist. He was subdued with the aid of spray, and handcuffed. The man, a 28-year-old Calgary resident, was taken to the detachment and held until sober. He was released on a Promise to Appear in Invermere Provincial Court on October 28th. RCMP are recommending charges be laid for Assault and Resist Arrest.

Vehicle struck building

RCMP are asking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and driver responsible that caused $6,000 damage to a building on Industrial Road No. 3 in Athalmer overnight on September 6th. The front door to 1341 Industrial Road No. 3 was forced ajar as a result of the impact.

ATV stolen at night

On September 5th, RCMP were called to a break and enter that occurred overnight at 403 7th Avenue in Invermere. A Green 2006 Yamaha Bruin ATV that

was left with the keys in it, was taken from the equipment yard. The south rear gate of the equipment yard had been taken off its hinges. The gate was moved and an ATV was taken from outside along the south side of the building. The owners parked a Bobcat in front of the gate to prevent equipment from getting stolen but the thieves managed to lift the ATV between the concrete wall and the Bobcat.

Front licence plate there for reason

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind all B.C. vehicle owners that you are required to have a front licence plate on your vehicle, as well as a rear one. Section 13(1)(b) of the Motor Vehicle Act requires all plates to be displayed on B.C. registered vehicles. The fine for non-compliance is $109. Why, you may ask, is it important to have a front licence plate, especially when our neighbours to the east don’t have that requirement? The short answer is that the Government of B. C. made that decision. But why they did boils down to public safety – vehicles are more visible with a reflective licence plate on the front, especially when parked at night or, as happens more often than one might think, when a vehicle is driven without headlights. It is also an effective tool for the public and the police. When approaching accident or crime scenes, it is simpler to note oncoming vehicle plates than trying to decipher a rear plate from the windshield or side mirrors as they move away. I can’t count the number of impaired drivers I’ve apprehended from spotting an oncoming vehicle’s front plate. Sometimes the driver may not be aware that their vehicle’s front plate is missing. And I’ve caught a few stolen cars, and recovered a fair number of stolen plates. Finally, a missing front plate is one indicator that perhaps there are other things on a vehicle that might not be up to safety standards. So please don’t be surprised, shocked or angry if you are stopped for not having a front plate. The reason was preventable.

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Abbott hits the campaign trail for the sixth term running – not tax grabs,” he concluded. In the last federal With a federal elecelection in 2006, the tion zooming towards Conservative Party won Canadians on October the Kootenay-Columbia 14th, candidates are stepseat with a 54.4 percent ping forward for the Coand 22,181 votes. With lumbia Valley’s riding of 25.9 percent of votes, the Kootenay-Columbia. New Democratic Party The current Member were the closest opposiof Parliament, The Hontion. The Liberal Party ourable Jim Abbott, has received 5,443 votes, held the office for the 13.3 percent of votes. Conservative Party since For the 2008 federal 1997. Under Stephen election, the New DemHarper’s government, Mr. ocratic Party have named Abbott is the ParliamentaLeon Pendleton as their ry Secretary to the Miniscandidate for Kootenayter of Canadian Heritage. Columbia. Mr. PendleOn Sunday, Septon runs an organic farm tember 7th when Prime near Edgewood and lives Minister Harper officially in the Whatshan Valley, called the election, Mr. near Nakusp. Abbott welcomed the Of the NDP camJim Abbott has been in parliament since 1997. campaign, saying, “In paign, Mr. Pendleton the face of a do-nothing said, “We’re standing up Parliament, the Conservative Party requires a mandate to Stephen Harper and fighting for fairness for average to govern from the Canadian people.” Canadians with practical solutions to make life more Looking at the needs of the East Kootenays, Mr. affordable, cut health-care wait times, end Canada’s Abbott continued: “The men and women of our re- combat role in Afghanistan and protect our environgion need continued economic growth, affordable ment from corporate polluters.” housing, continued action on local environmental The candidate for the Green Party is Ralph Moore, concerns and solutions to the problems faced by the a lifetime member of Wildsight who hails from Kimforestry industry. berley. The Liberal party has not yet announced a can“They deserve common-sense ideals that work didate. By Sally Waddington Pioneer Staff



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Art scene blossoming By Elinor Florence Pioneer Publisher

The arts community in the valley is becoming ever more vibrant, as evidenced by the growing number of stories featured in The Pioneer each week. Invermere boasts not one, but two commercial art galleries – The Artym Gallery and Effusion Art Gallery. Village Arts Co-op, representing about 50 artists, continues to thrive since it moved to its new main street location several years ago. The first Tour of the Arts this summer, sponsored by the Columbia Valley Arts Council, was sold outwith about 500 people travelling up and down the valley to view works of art at the homes of local artists. Pynelogs Cultural Centre had more visitors than ever this summer at its art gallery, and it is still open seven days a week until the end of September. The annual Pynelogs Show with more than 30 artists will run from September 16th to 26th. Pynelogs also conducted about two dozen art workshops this summer, including one mixed media workshop hosted by Carney Oudendag which I had the pleasure of attending. Then there are all the private art enterprises around the valley – Bavin Glass at the crossroads; the Four Corners in Windermere including woodworker Brian Hoffos and printmaker June Thompson; and studios ranging from Pauline Newhouse’s pottery on Toby Benches, acrylic paintings by Paula Cravens in Canal Flats and bronze scuptures by Pat Luders in Dutch Creek – and many more too numerous to name. This Saturday there is another art show at Strand’s Restaurant, an annual event since 1983 on the lovely grounds, where eight local artists will showcase their latest works. Our valley is truly a feast for the eyes – take some time now that fall is here to enjoy the inspiration of our local talent. You might even decide to pick up a paintbrush yourself.

Historical Lens BASKETBALL SEASON – The Invermere boys’ basketball team in 1930, photographed outside Lake Windermere Lodge. The old building on Fort Point is now for sale. From left to right, rear: Frank Larmour, Charlie Crook, Ted Bavin, Tom Foyston, John Prust. Front: Joe Peters, Jack Bavin and Hal Bavin. Photo courtesy of Windermere District Historical Society

Please protect your own pets Dear Editor: As a concerned pet owner, I would like to voice my opinion about other pet owners. I am a resident of Athalmer and while dining out at Huckleberry’s during the Labour Day long weekend, I witnessed my neighbour’s dog get hit on Laurier Street. On many previous occasions, I have seen this dog “taking himself out for a walk,” and now because his

owners didn’t take care of him responsibly, I watched the RCMP dispose of him. I myself have pets and I make sure they cannot hurt themselves, any persons or any property. I am a responsible pet owner! I enjoy the company of my pets and couldn’t imagine losing any of them, especially in an incident that should have been prevented, had the dog been tied up at home. If you chose to be a pet owner, please take appropri-

ate measures to ensure their safety as well as others. If an owner doesn’t protect their pets, then whose job is it? And to my neighbours: If you don’t want to care for your pets, perhaps you should consider surrendering them to the SPCA where they can be placed in appropriate homes. N. Dalke Athalmer

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‘Keep Jumbo Wild’ not a difficult concept to understand Dear Editor: In response to Don Thompson’s letter on August 29th and his pronouncement that he personally has no axe to grind either way on the issue of “developing” the Jumbo area, he has opened his mouth and erased all doubt. The slogan “Keep Jumbo Wild” does not represent any of his wholly insincere and suggested outrageous restrictions and even a fifth grader can understand the difference between what is natural and wild, and what doesn’t belong in Jumbo. Devastation Resorts attract a specific clientele, financially benefits a select few and in no way is advantageous to the affected natural area and surroundings in any meaningful way. Once this horrible mistake has been made there will be no way of changing it back to what it once was. We will have lost one of our most astoundingly beautiful wild spaces which will experience a level of physical change it will never recover from. The “lots of money” that Mr. Thompson naively indicates would be available to help pay for the valley’s infrastructure will be sucked up by the continued irresponsible agenda of the provincial government and futile attempts to repair the resulting trauma and destruction to the natural areas affected by this “project.”

I have travelled all over the world, and I have seen the impact of human enterprise to “develop” a natural attraction and the resulting environmental devastation from the sheer volume of visitors. When Mr. Thompson identifies Europeans and big spenders as being attracted to Jumbo because their own recreational areas are overcrowded, he makes a very strong point why it would be idiotic to create such an environmental disaster here. It is obvious by the assertions from proponents about “developing” Jumbo – that this immense resort will be the beginning of a future of prosperity and a means to providing a much-needed improvement to what exists by exploiting a natural setting or resource, saying otherwise it will go to waste – just don’t get it. Knowingly destroying beauty by loving it to death and falsely proclaiming that it’s done in the name of economic necessity, is a moral crime. Can not something exist and be enjoyed for beauty’s sake without being exploited for financial gain as if that is its only purpose for being? “Keep Jumbo Wild” means responsibly limiting our impact on an important natural wild space. Even a fifth grader can understand that. Ed Hoover, Radium

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Future of Lot 48 at Fairmont tabled for one more year By Elinor Florence Pioneer Staff The fate of Lot 48, the 315-acre property on the east side of Columbia Lake owned by Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, will remain in limbo for another year. In 2006, the previous owners of the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort made an application to provide road access to Lot 48, which created much controversy in the community. In an attempt to protect the property from all future development, the Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors decided to “downzone” Lot 48 from resort development back to agricultural. However, directors then agreed to a request from the Lot 48 Working Group not to downzone the property until efforts were made to sell the property to the provincial government or a conservancy, or exchange it for another piece of Crown land. The new resort owners understand the cultural and ecological values of the land and agree with the preservation of Lot 48 together with the larger landscape on the east side of Columbia Lake, according to Richard Haworth, vice-president of development. Speaking to the board at their regular September

5th meeting in Cranbrook, he referred to a “change in attitude” regarding the property. Mr. Haworth said the owners are prepared to either sell the property to the provincial government, or exchange for a piece of land. The resort is represented on a working group which also includes the Akisqnuk First Nation and the Ktunaxa Nation Council. Ray Warden, land stewardship manager for the Ktunaxa, spoke on behalf of a further year-long extension. “We have developed a lot of trust and understanding in the working group,” he said, adding that he has confidence in a positive outcome to the dilemma. The committee has approached both the Nature Trust and Nature Conservancy to purchase the property, but neither has enough funds, due to other significant commitments in British Columbia. A request to the provincial government resulted in a letter from Tourism Minister Bill Bennett, who said while he personally supports the proposal, the province has been unable so far to find either funds or land suitable for an exchange. Continued on Page 23 . . .

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Saturday Night Live alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do a great job in this lighthearted comedy. With a script written by Michael McCullers, best-known for co-writing the scripts on the previous two Austin Powers movies, Baby Mama is the story of Kate, (Fey) a 37-year-old vice-president of an organic food company. After years of choosing promotions over pregnancy, Kate gets hit with a case of "baby fever" and sets her mind on obtaining a child. I say obtaining because at the beginning of the film, Kate finds out she has a "one in a million" chance of conceiving because of her "T-shaped uterus." With the odds against her, she sets out to find another way to have a baby, eventually settling on a surrogate mother. She then meets Angie (Poehler)

and her obnoxious common-law husband (Dax Shepard). Angie agrees to be Kate's surrogate, even though the two disagree on everything, especially when it comes to Angie's behavior while carrying the child. After a fight with her man, Angie shows up at Kate's doorstep, and Kate takes her in. As the rest of what Kate's doorman refers to as "baby mama drama"unfolds, the viewer is witness to some hilarious situations and in the end a heart-warming twist. Baby Mama is the perfect choice for someone wanting to have a good laugh and take a hiatus from the stresses of their busy life. It is a chance for the viewer to put the underlying message in the movie – that we should all take some time to stop and smell the roses. RATING: 8 OUT OF 10 HEADS

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Music • visual arts • dining • Bar Scene • entertainment • performance ARTS Sunday, September 14th:

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

Toby Theatre • 7:30 p.m. September 10-13: The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. • 7:30 p.m. September 17-20: Kung Fu Panda. • Closed Sundays-Tuesdays.

Friday, September 12th: • 7:30 p.m.: Classical tenor Ken Lavigne in concert at Christ Church Trinity. Tickets $20 at Essentials and Invermere One Hour Photo. For more: Christ Church Trinity at (250) 342-6644. • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Entries are due for judging at the Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival at the Windermere Hall, except fresh cut flowers which may be brought in on Saturday, September 13th from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All items entered need an entry form available at the hall on delivery. Baked /canned/processed food entries need a list of ingredients already attached.

Saturday, September 13th: • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Art Show and Sale at Strand’s Restaurant, Invermere. • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Annual Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival: Musicians, scarecrows, crafts and displays, demonstrations and contests including the famous wife-carrying contest. For info: (250) 342-5561. • The Tennis Club Invermere is hosting a fall camp for three Saturdays, 13th, 20th and 27th of September. Beginners, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Intermediates and Advanced, 11 a.m. to noon. Ages 5 years and up. Adults welcome. Cost: $30. Registration: Andrea Meadus at or (250) 342-9082. • Metis Nation Columbia River Society Youth Grant Program presents Men’s Circle/Women’s Circle. Full weekend at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch. For info: (250) 344-3995 or (250) 344-2156. • 2-5 p.m.: Meredith Hackler at an Artist’s Reception at Effusion Art Gallery. Show lasts until Sept. 21st.

• 10:30 a.m.: 2008 Scotiabank and BC SPCA annual Paws for a Cause Walk for the Animals at Kinsmen Beach. For info: Gwen Baril, Cranbrook Walk Coordinator, Paws for a Cause, (250) 426-7175. • 11 a.m.: Registration for the Terry Fox Run will begin at J. A. Laird School. Run follows at noon. • 5:30 p.m.: European dinner at the Edgewater Legion. Adults $15, seniors (55+) $13, under 12 $13, and under 6 free (must be with adult.)

Tuesday, September 16th:

Program presents Tanning Hides the First Nations Way. For info: (250) 344-3995 or (250) 344-2156.

Monday, September 22nd: • Sharp Install, a construction company and new temporary work agency located at 1008 8th Avenue in Invermere, will be holding an open house to celebrate their grand opening. For info: Donna (250) 3415889. • 3:30 p.m. -5 p.m.: Columbia Valley Figure Skating Club registration day at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: 250-342-3213

• Pynelogs Annual Art Show: A variety of art from over 20 artists, featuring a wide range of media and methods, on display until September 26th. Artist reception from 7-9 p.m. on September 18th. For info: (250) 342-4423. • Comedy Night at Bud’s Bar, featuring Howie Miller and Kathleen McGee. For info: 25-342-6925.

• Registration for Invermere Kyokushin Karate, at the Kicking Horse Coffee building in Invermere, for Adult (13 years and up) classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. For info: Doug at 250-347- 9048 or Jeremiah at 250-342-8862.

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Thursday, September 25th:

• 7:30 p.m.: West Coast Cowboy Rides Again. Gary Fjellgaard with Darrel Delaronde and Saskia at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Tickets $20 at All Things Beautiful, Interior World and the Family Resource Centre. For info: (250) 342-4242.

• 7:30 p.m.: The Radium Public Library will be hosting noted historian author, Jean Barman, who will be discussing her latest book “B.C., Spirit of the People.” It will take place at the new library on Main Street.

Thursday, September 18th:

• Registration for Invermere Kyokushin Karate, at the Kicking Horse Coffee building in Invermere, for Kids (7 to 13 years) classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For info: Doug at (250) 347- 9048 or Jeremiah at (250) 342-8862.

• Kootenay Rockies Tourism Annual General Meeting and Industry Conference: “New Beginnings.” Panorama. Visit • 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Tupperware fall catalogue launch and inventory sale at the Invermere Curling Club, 509 13th Street. Taste of Tupperware and draw prize. For info: Julie at (250) 342-5564. • 6:30 p.m.: Registration for the Faithweaver Friends Club program at Lake Windermere Alliance Church. Ages 4 and up to and including Grade 6. Program runs every Thursday evening from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $60. For info: Joy Falk (250) 342-8948.

Friday, September 19th: • 7-9 p.m.: Registration for Classic Show and Shine at the Radium Seniors’ Hall. For more info: 1-888-3479331. The public is welcome to attend the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th at The Springs golf Course. • Metis Nation Columbia River Society Youth Grant

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Valley artists are invited to submit their works to an exciting new show in Golden that will highlight the Columbia River and Wetlands. Wildsight, a leading force for conservation in Canada’s Columbia and Southern Rocky Mountains, will collaborate with the Art Gallery of Golden to create a mixed media exhibit exploring the Columbia River and Wetlands. The exhibit will open on January 30th, 2009 as part of the commemoration of World Wetland Day on February 2nd. The gallery is now accepting exhibition proposals and artists’ submissions, with a deadline of Tuesday, September 30th. With the generous support of the Golden Community Foundation, a full colour print catalogue of the exhibit will be produced. The catalogue will be reworked to become an internet exhibit

available to virtual visitors from around the world. Wildsight Program Manager, Ellen Zimmerman, explains how a conservation organization and an art gallery came together on this project. “Wildsight is thrilled at this opportunity to collaborate with the prestigious gallery. We feel strongly that the long-term sustainability of the ecological and scenic and recreational values of the Columbia Wetlands will closely depend on reaching out to all facets of society.” Bill Usher, the gallery’s Executive Director, says art has far-reaching influence. “Artists derive inspiration from the Columbia Wetlands and create lasting legacies from that inspiration. The exhibit, catalogue of the artwork and the website will be an ongoing legacy.” For more information: Ellen Zimmerman, Program Director, Wildsight at 250-348-2225 or email

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Local painter Meredith Hackler featured artist at Effusion She launched her first solo show in 1996, and has continued her jourMeredith Hackler’s ney of discovery through upcoming exhibition at the natural world in wathe Effusion Art Gallery tercolours and oils with is a testament to the imnumerous annual shows pact her life in this region ever since. has had upon her work. Meredith attended Meredith was born Art School in Arizona in Invermere in 1976 with a focus on charcoal and grew up spending and black and white phomost of her time in the tography, receiving statemountains – camping, level honours in portraihiking and appreciating ture. the spectacular beauty She has been comAlpine Larches is the title of this mountain landscape. of the East Kootenay remissioned to paint intergion. national environmental Surrounded by an intensely creative family, she sponsorship awards and has been recognized as a top was given the opportunity to experiment with various professional Eastern British Columbian artist in the mediums and techniques while being mentored from Basin’s Best show, 2003. an early age by some of the valley’s foremost female Her impressionist oils and watercolours can be artists. found in private and corporate collections across Her current focus is on Kootenay landscapes, in- North America and Europe. cluding area heritage buildings, remote alpine lakes Meredith paints for the love of it, and is driven and recognizable images from local roadsides. She uses to document the endangered beauty of nature. Her thick layers of paint – a technique known as “impas- passion is to explore her relationship with the natural to.” world, in particular the way landscapes shape and nurHer gravitation is towards the colours and extreme ture her inner being. Painting, for Meredith, is medicontrasts that are familiar in this somewhat dark land tation. Each piece is an exploration in the process of of vast evergreen forests. She paints from photographs creation. gathered while hiking, sometimes combining three Finding balance in family life and her art is an or four, and works on hemp canvases, which are me- unfolding process. Meredith strives to include her ticulously prepared to museum-quality archival stan- children and husband in many aspects of her creative dards. pursuits: hiking, camping, photography, and, at times, But while her life in the region has been a major painting side by side. influence on her work, she has also benefited from her Everyone is welcome to share our enthusiasm for experiences in the world at large. Extensive travel and Meredith’s art at Effusion Art Gallery from September adventure throughout North America have widened 13th to 21st. her perspective of the human condition and its spiriA reception will be held on Saturday, September tual connection to the environment. 13th from 2 to 5 p.m. Submitted by Effusion Art Gallery


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Art finale for fall By Jessica Gowling Pynelogs Cultural Centre As fall draws nearer, so does the end of stimulating visual events organized by the Columbia Valley Arts Council. Pynelogs Cultural Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank the District of Invermere, Regional District of East Kootenay, local businesses and the individuals who supported the artistic endeavours of the Columbia Valley Arts Council this year. Be sure to see the final solo exhibition, the Annual Pynelogs Show and the Purcell Mountain Painters exhibition this fall. The Annual Pynelogs Show boasts an astonishing array of artists who have been in our gallery this season. More than 30 artists will display pieces created from over a dozen different art-making techniques, including metalwork, scrimshaw, etching, watercolour, acrylic, oil, raku, clay, porcelain, photography, sculpture and silkscreen. The exhibition runs from September 16th to 26th, with an artist opening on Thursday Septem-

ber 18th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Purcell Mountain Painters are a local painting group whose collective talents will be displayed this fall at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. The group will install their own show, featuring an array of oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings. This exhibition will run from September 28th to October 5th, with an artists’ reception on October 4th. October 9th is Columbia Valley Arts’ Members’ Night. This is an evening where we celebrate the arts and thank the individuals who have supported us this year with art, drinks, appetizers and music. It is the commitment and contributions of the community that make the arts council so successful. Become a member today to get your ticket to the Members’ Night at Pynelogs. Have you enjoyed the great tastes at Pynelogs Café this season? Well, you have one more week to get a Scotty Burger before they roll up the carpet for the winter. The café is open until September 21st from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday evenings. Call 250-342-1445.

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Strand’s Show welcomes eight local artists Submitted by Gabriele Bridgwater A tradition started by Treva Burton in 1983, this year’s event will showcase an exciting mix of talent, featuring works in stone, wood, fibre, acrylic, oil and mixed media. The show representing eight artists takes place at the restaurant on Sat. urday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Deanna Gauthier will be delighting us again with her fabulous fibre art, clothing and paintings. She is always discovering new and exciting styles, textures and details. Her collection of work over the years has been stunning and award winning. • Jan Zora works in a broad range of mediums and styles and shows her work throughout the year at Strands. She is passionate about her work and is also The garden next to Strand’s is a perfect spot to display art. constantly experimenting with different paintings portray a wonderful collection of people and media. • This year we are delighted to have Frank Keely in places that have inspired her, and Jon’s unique bold our show. His wood carvings exhibit great attention to style shows his love of animals and mountain scenes. A colourful mix. detail and expression. They are great gift ideas. • Gabriele Bridgwater is the new coordinator • A regular at our show, Jerry Kohorst creates polished stone sculptures with beautiful simplified forms for this show and for arranging the art year-round at of wildlife. His pieces are always in demand, so come Strand’s. She will also be exhibiting her latest paintings in a variety of palettes and subjects. Her unique style early. • A newcomer to this show and the arts scene is reflects a dance of colours and light which make her Susan Fahrni. She expresses her love of local landscapes paintings come alive. Take this opportunity to meet the artists and find in acrylics, bringing the outdoors inside. • Our two artists in the garden will be Paula Cra- that unique piece you have been searching for. Thank vens and Jon Howlett. Paula is new to this show but you to Tony Wood for hosting this event every year in certainly not new in the arts scene. Her richly-coloured Strand’s Restaurant – a perfect place any time of year.






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Get your motor running! Buckle up for the Columbia Valley Classics Show and Shine! The 19th annual car show is racing to Radium Resort’s driving range on September 20th and it’s set to be bigger and bolder than ever. Last year 739 cars were displayed and hundreds of people visited to ogle the flashy, unique or mega-powered vehicles. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. at Radium Seniors’ Hall. All proceeds go to Radium Fire De-

partment. At 10 a.m. the Show and Shine begins. Then at 4 p.m. the vehicles cruise down the highway to Invermere, before returning to Radium for a dance at 8 p.m. Local favourite Kenny and the Cruisers will provide the soundtrack and a buffet will be served at midnight. Admission is $20. Registrations are taken at the Radium Seniors’ Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19th.

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e could write a book about how the 12 year quest for a horsepower regulation has been a relentless passion for Ellen Zimmerman and her closest followers. The truth of the matter is that there has never been any boating related environmental scientic evidence produced from Wildsight, its predecessors, Environment Canada or the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners to support their proposed regulations. To quote from the Literature Review commissioned by the Columbia Valley Protection Society and prepared by Iris Environmental Systems;

• “Based on the ndings of our review of published literature, and on the very low levels of powerboat use for the Columbia River to Donald Station, there would appear to be no substantiated environmental basis for restricting powerboat use at present” • “It is very unlikely that very high levels of boating would be required to create a measurable change in the natural turbidity of the upper Columbia River and even a measurable change is unlikely to have any greater impact than naturally occurring levels” • “At current levels of use, however, it is expected that erosion induced by boat wakes is quite minimal or nonexistent with that related to natural processes” • “It is likely that at current low levels of boat usage on the upper Columbia River negative effects would not be measurable” • “High levels of boat trafc are unlikely ever to occur in the Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area due to it being a managed area”, “Additionally the cold turbid water, shifting sandbars and log jams, lack of services, and limits on vessel size due to bridge heights make the river unattractive to many recreational boaters”

This proposed regulation process started and continues to this day with misleading fear mongering sensationalism threatening destruction to nesting birds, habitat and the wetlands themselves. Since the process began in August 1997 there has been a decrease in boating use and the river system and its inhabitants have prospered quite nicely.

The comment on the front page of the Valley Echo Wednesday August 27th issue from Jim Abbott saying” the proposed regulation came from the efforts of about 37 groups and individuals who make up the CWSP and are derived from compromises agreed upon by the members”” Although true this statement is very misleading because the CWSP was formed by Wildsight and is made up of members who do not use the river and in most cases have never been on it. CWSP was formed because it was the only means to move this regulation forward. The Coast Guard Ofce of Boating Safety, who has been on this le from the beginning, and Transport Canada have been hoping this misguided effort would go away years ago. Wildsight cleverly created the CWSP which has no other tangible mandate other than to create this regulation. It has raised over $100,000 in very short order to pay salaries, expenses and dream up things to do. We are at a loss as to why an organization, made up of intelligent qualied people, is wasting their time and effort on a cause that will make no difference. There are so many worthy causes like reducing municipal pollution in the river or taking steps to bring the salmon back. Why doesn’t the CWSP tackle important environmental problems? There is no “consensus through compromise” as quoted by Golden Mayor Jim Doyle in the same article. He and other non river users have relentlessly railroaded

this regulation process while ignoring the facts and compromises put forward by our organization over the last 12 years. The Columbia Valley Protection Society supports restricting power boats in the wetland areas outside of the main channels and always has. It also has no issue with restricting towing, even thought it has never been done, as far as we know. The CVPS does however disagree with the restriction of power boats on the main channels.

Our submission to the Gazette Process is available to anyone who would like a copy. It also contains a comment paper on the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement that is the written justication for this regulation. The Comment Paper identies all of the untruths and misleading comments contained in the RIAS (which almost appears to have been written by Wildsight). In addition, all of the material that has been prepared by the CVPS including a documentary movie and a 248 page Interim Report and Statement of Facts Submission to the Canadian Coast Guard’s ofce of Boating Safety is available for review. The Columbia Valley Protection Society has spent over $87,000 in its application for a restriction and is the only organization that has actually followed the federal government process to create a regulation. ( Our process determined the issues were social, not environmental, and a restriction was not warranted) The federal government has estimated this exercise has cost taxpayers in excess of $2.5M. The process is a sham! Columbia Valley Protection Society Dean Kupchanko, Director P.O. Box 2903, Invermere, VOA 1KO

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Windermere trail proposal draws resistance By Sally Waddington Pioneer Staff The Lake Windermere waterfront between Hidden Bay and Windermere Creek could be in for a makeover. A study by Urban Systems, commissioned by the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, has come up with a plan to build a wood chip or crushed gravel walking trail along what is known as “Columbia Avenue.”

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Goodbye from The Green Zone By Harold Hazelaar Pioneer Columnist In order to get a feel for “Cliffhanger,” the Par 3, sixth hole at Greywolf, where the Cliffhanger Challenge was held August 31st, I played the track a few days before I had my three shots at a Hole-InOne in the Challenge that was a fundraiser for the Invermere Fire Department’s new rescue vehicle. (Do you think that was a run-on sentence?) Joining me for this round were Gary Edwards, Chris Allen and Doug Doell. I paired up with Doug and we set out to relieve the other two of all their money. Had I played to my handicap, we may have accomplished this. The re-match is slated for early in the spring while they are still rusty and I stand half a chance. I hit 12 of 14 fairways but three-putted about six times to blowup my scorecard to an unrespectable 97. I cannot blame the course or the greens for my shoddy play as the conditions were superb. One of the few highlights was the fact that I hit my tee shot pin high, just wide right on Cliffhanger, so I did leave that day feeling OK about the Shootout.

Thanks to Mike Irwin and Chad Tomlinson for letting me thrash around on your course. Even though the weekend weather was lousy, we had three hours of perfect conditions for the thirtysome golfers to take their three shots at a hole-in-one during the Cliffhanger Shootout. The fact that nine or ten fire fighters from Invermere and Panorama participated, even though a few of them have less than a passing interest in golf, was very commendable. The closest shot came to about five feet, so you cannot say that we scared the hole or the insurance company! Maybe next year! The event raised about $4,000 and I thank all the participants as well as Greywolf and The Panorama Foundation and Peter Smith for the donation towards the rescue vehicle. I must say that I have once again enjoyed writing this year’s Green Zone column and look forward to writing more of the same for you next spring. In the meantime, I will return to these pages in a few weeks with The Old Zone. I hope you have a pleasant autumn and winter. If you can, find some place warm to get a few rounds in while we wait for March to roll around. The Green Zone Quote of the Week is by Gary Player: “If I had to choose between my wife and my putter . . . well, I’d miss her.”

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Contributing to a tax-free savings account or withdrawing from these accounts will not affect clawbacks to Old Age Security or other federal income-tested programs, such as the GST Tax Credit, Canada Child Tax Benefit, or Guaranteed Income Supplements.

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Generally if you keep a savings account, you should probably use a tax-free savings account in 2009. If you are unsure of how a tax-free savings account will be best used for your financial affairs, you should consult your accountant or financial advisor.

Market Action As of September 8th, 2008

12,634 11,510 12,624 $106.34 $802.50 $0.9392

Weekly Gain/Loss

-1,136.36 -32.26 240.46 -8.86 -32.70 0.0056

Year To Date

-8.66% -13.22% -17.52% 10.77% -3.77% -5.66%

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Call 342-2112 for local, professional, friendly service! Brendan Donahue, Insurance Agent • Sara Worley, Insurance Agent 712-10th Street, Invermere Manulife Ofce

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September 12, 2008

Rockies Hockey Talk By John Helm Columbia Valley Rockies The 30th season of Columbia Valley Rockies Junior hockey is already underway. Last Friday night marked the first pre-season win for the club, and it was also the first game in which coach Darren Naylor dressed returning players for the Rockies. Veterans Reid Mitchell and Brent McQueen saw their first action, with the former notching a pair of goals. The Rockies topped the hometown Kimberley Dynamiters by a score of five to three. Brett Bjorkman was the player of the game, tallying an impressive four assists including a cross-crease pass to set up the gamewinning goal scored by Garrett Griffith. Other standouts include goalie Ty Gullickson who held the Dynamiters scoreless in his half of the game. Jivani Shahnz continues to play well above his five foot-six frame and showed no mercy snapping a shot into the top corner after an horrendous Kimberley giveaway. Tyler Spaan, or “Alaska” as he’s been dubbed by his teammates, dominated at the faceoff dot, winning the great majority of his draws. Defenceman Terry Helgason left the ice in the first period with an upper

body injury. The game was a gentlemanly affair despite 24 minor penalties doled out by referee Matt Barker. It was a welcome change from the Rockies’ previous match in Golden on Saturday, August 30th. The third frame began with a full-scale brawl including a shocking cheap shot on Rockies big winger David Sabey, leaving him prone on the ice. Golden won the game eight to three, but the Rockies’ young line-up showed poise and maturity in returning the circus-like start to something resembling a hockey game. Sabey looks impressive so far, scoring in all three pre-season games. Mattias Schmitt has been all over the score sheet, especially in the first two games against Golden. Veteran Chase Steele received some good news regarding his broken tibia: he’s recovering faster than expected and may return a month earlier than originally predicted. Also, the Rockies have traded Bryar Zinn and Kyle Kraatz to Grand Forks for future considerations. Don’t miss the action tonight, Friday, September 12th, as the Columbia Valley Rockies open the regular season, playing host to the Sicamous Eagles. We’ll see you at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Can’t make it to the game? Catch the live webcast as Steve Griffiths and myself, John Helm, call the action on The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Upcoming games will be held Saturday, September 13th against Creston Valley; and Friday, September 19th against Fernie. Just a reminder – all 52 games will be broadcast on so you can follow the Rockies even from the road.

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Speed limit reduced in park Submitted by Parks Canada Parks Canada has instituted a new 70 kilometre/hour speed zone affecting approximately 12 kilometres of Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park, from just south of the Kootenay Crossing Warden Station to near McLeod Meadows Campground. The mandatory reduced speed zone is in place to help reduce the risk that vehicles pose to a wolf pack that has been frequenting the area. The reduced speed section is anticipated to be in effect until after the Thanksgiving Day weekend and will be reassessed at that time.

So far in 2008, one wolf has been killed on highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. Parks Canada would like to remind motorists to follow all posted speed signs as the fall is a busy time of year for many animals including wolves, moose, deer, elk, and bighorn sheep. If you see a wolf, stay in your vehicle. Wolves that become used to a human presence are more likely to become victims of vehicle collisions and other forms of human-caused mortality. Please report wolf sightings to the Kootenay park warden office at 250-347-9361 or to the Banff Dispatch 24-hour phone line at 403-762-1473.

Hockey practice will be starting Monday, September 22nd, 2008 Registration forms available at Please contact Dave Tomalty, Coach Coordinator for any questions at 250-342-9394

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Fairmont Hot Springs Village

The Rejuvenation of REJUVENATION Be a part of the brand new Fairmont Hot Springs With its bold new vision quickly unfolding, Fairmont Hot Springs – western Canada’s well-established icon of renewal and natural beauty – is enjoying a host of dramatic enhancements and additions. Brand new mineral hot pools. A dynamic mountain village offering unique retail and culinary experiences. An engaging cultural scene. A community trail network. And no rejuvenation of Fairmont Hot Springs would be complete without an exciting array of new real estate choices, all wrapped up in a bold style of contemporary mountain architecture. Discover the new Fairmont Hot Springs…and be among the first to call it home. Only 56 ridgeline homesites – our much-anticipated first release of new real estate – are now available for purchase. Starting from $169,900.

For more information, call 1.866.412.6346 or register today at This is not an offering for sale, which can only be made with a disclosure statement. Developer reserves the right to make modifications. Illustrations are artistic representations only and may not be to scale.

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September 12, 2008 Continued from Page 8 . . . “I’m not getting any warm and fuzzy feelings from the letter,� said Area F director Lillian Rose, expressing disappointment that the province has not been able to find either the funds or an alternative piece of land to swap. However, Peter Walters, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, speaking on behalf of the provincial government, said: “Mr. Bennett is very much in support of the work of this group. I know this is very high on his agenda.� Mr. Walters added: “We have found Crown land of interest to the resort, but it isn’t large enough.� The Village of Canal Flats representative Ute Juras then asked whether the resort would be prepared to

accept land of lesser value as an exchange for Lot 48. However, this isn’t acceptable to the resort, said Mr. Haworth. “Lot 48 is already assessed at lower than market value, plus we are incurring large costs in this process. This isn’t a money-making venture, by any means,� he said. “We’re doing this for the goodwill of the community.� Mr. Haworth said the resort promises to do no further work on Lot 48 for one year, in order to allow the committee time to find an alternative. “Can we get that in writing?� Ms. Rose asked. “Absolutely,� Mr. Haworth replied. The board then voted to extend the status quo until September 2009 in hopes of reaching a settlement with the province that would see Lot 48 protected in perpetuity.

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P ioneer C lassifieds announcement

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RAY CROOK! Enjoy this new year of your life. Happy Birthday!

Carl Kinsey and Brittany Goldsmith along with big sister Brooklyn would like to announce the birth of Chase Alan Kinsey, born on August 27th, weighing 7 lbs, 13 oz.

Sept. 13th and 14th , 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Bunk bed, fridge, household goods, tools & stuff. One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure, so come help us get rid of it all! 1911 Park Dr. (off Nelles Cr, Windermere).

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A special thanks to all of you (especially the kids and seniors) for your patronage while I was at Invermere Barbers. You’ll all be missed. Kim

Moving Sale! Something for the whole family, tools, kitchen items and kid’s stuff. Saturday, Sept 13th , 9:00 am – 4:00pm. 4745 Blakley Place, Radium.

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE. 1550 sq ft, elegant improvements, high-visibility location in Athalmer. Available June 15. $1,400/month includes property taxes, heat/cooling and utilities. Call 250-342-3637 for details and to view.

Thursday September 18th, Tupperware Fall Catalogue Launch and Inventory Sale. Taste of Tupperware and draw prize, Invermere Curling Club, 509 13th Street, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For Information call Julie at 250-342-5564.

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lost & found

would like to thank Daisy Blu Design (Cassy Campbell), Rob Dunn (Valley Peak), Palliser Printing, Norris Wellings, The Pioneer, Valley Echo, for all of your help with this year’s Columbia Valley Motorcycle Toy Run. A special thanks to Monkey’s Uncle, all the shops that hung our posters, and of course to all the riders who participated. We will see you you there next year!

LOST: Sony Point & Shoot Camera in black nylon case. Good REWARD offered. Call Marlene at 250-342-6811. Lost glasses in downtown Invermere, Saturday, August 30th, hexagon with dark rims. Call 250-349-5860 or email LOST. Canon digital camera, July 25th. Reward, 403-277-2918.

thank you Peter and Teena Oudman would like to thank, Our major sponsor: Radium Valley Vacation Resort Our local corporate sponsors: A.G. Foods, Sobeys, Husky, Back Door Winery, Back Country Jacks, Old Salzburg, Prestige Inn, Tim Hortons, Invermere, Radium gift store, Rainbow Donkey, Meet on Higher Ground, Motel 8, Quality Bakery, River Gems Jewelry, DJ Sports store, Home Hardware, Subway, Invermere, Dairy Queen Invermere, Bavin Glassworks, Syndicate Board Shop, Superior Doors and Exteriors, Candy Store Radium, Interior World, Monkey’s Uncle toy store, Invermere, Canterbury Flowers, Be Gifted, Schickedanz, Radium Resort, Spur Valley Golf Course, Tiffany’s Thredz, Potato Sac, It’s a Wrap, Inside Edge, A&W, Invermere, Exterior Furnishings, Spring Health Foods, Kicking Horse Coffee, Valley Lighting, Bare Hands Massage, Purcell Quilt Store, Crazy Soles, Kootenay Coffee Works, Anglz Hair Studio, Re-Creaction. Our private Donors: Dick Friss, Diana Leitch, Mary Lou Leitch, Ken & Sue Willamont, Wayne & Joyce Holingrew, Claudia & Max Griebel, Bernie & Betty Caroll. And all others who anonymously donated cash and items for the auction.

Saturday, September 13th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. 4734 Blakley Place, Radium. Furniture, household, and yard items. Estate sale, small to bigger items and giveaways, September 13th & 14th , #90 – 11th Avenue, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Sept 13th & 14th, 9:00 am -5:00 p.m., 2324 Brisco Rd, Brisco Inventory (partial): 1974 Ford 3/4 Ton, 4x4 with canopy & boat rack, 3 Van bench seats, 1 captain. Berkley deep well pumps/2 shallow. Sunbeam snow blower, Porta potti, gas powered edger, 2HP-7HP motors, 1985 Vandura for parts, rotating roof vent, 100 gal water trough, 1-400 Homart Propane furnace (140,000 BTU), manual post pounder, banding tools, books, commercial Binford convection BBQ & Smoker, Acetylene welding outfit, safety belts, jerry cans, Chimney pipes, electrical wire #6, household items, antique items, model airplane parts, Many more treasures to behold.

Obituary Robert Franken 1939 – 2008 Dr. Bob Franken passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 3rd, 2008. Bob is survived by his wife Helen of forty years, his children Ryan (Tara) and Renée (Cam), and grandchildren Madison, Paige, Brodie and Maren. After living in the USA and Canada, he received a PhD from Claremont Graduate School. At 25, he became a professor at the University of Calgary. He was a favoured teacher and much admired mentor for many students. He specialized in human motivation, writing a classic textbook on the topic. He also spearheaded the establishment of the University Child Care Centre. Bob built a second home for his family in Windermere where they enjoyed many happy times. He and Helen retired to Windermere and Vancouver. In Vancouver, they became very involved with St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church; making many close friends. His understanding of human motivation was put to its greatest test when he became a quadriplegic in 2002. Rather than look back with regret about this change, he was unwavering in his positive outlook on his new life. An inspiration to all, he remained actively involved in their church. He changed for many what it meant to be disabled. He derived much pleasure from his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all. A memorial service was held in Vancouver and a celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere, on September 21st at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church memorial fund.

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Obituary Emily Diane ANDERSON February 18,1986 – August 21,2008 “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Joy and sorrow are inseparable” - Kahil Gibran With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, mother and partner Emily, who was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on the evening of August 21st at the age of 22. Emily was born on February 18th, 1986. She spent her first years in Calgary before moving to Invermere, where she lived until the age of 18. She then settled in Balfour, for the last years of her short life. Those who knew Emily well know that throughout her life Emily strove to be different and she would accomplish this in many different ways, from her love and dedicated interest in her friendships, animals, the automotive industry, gardening and cooking. But Emily’s world revolved around her son. She was a devoted, responsible and loving mother, and will be so sadly missed by her partner Brent Bower and their son Dante, whom she leaves behind at the age of 4. Emily will be eternally missed by her mother, Lynda Larsen (Elmer) of Cranbrook, BC, her sister, Carlee (John) Anderson of Langley, and her father, Terrence (Jennifer) Anderson of Quadra Island. She is survived by her Gram, Avalon Corns and Grandfather “Pop” Corns of High River, Alberta, and her Grandmother Constance Anderson, and predeceased by her Grandfather, George Anderson of Delta. She will also be missed by aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to mention but who each were special to Emily. Emily touched the lives of so many and will be remembered for her quick wit, infectious laugh and her own special individualism. A small family celebration of Emily’s life was held Friday, August 29th in Nelson, BC. An expression of sympathy may be made through donation to the Dante D. Bower Trust Fund, c/o Nelson & District Credit Union, 501 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9. Please forward condolences to:

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P ioneer C lassifieds commercial for lease

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864 sq. ft. warehouse space with loading dock, unheated, $656.25/month, includes GST. Available Sept. 1st , 2008. Call 250-342-3637.

CONTRACTORS: Self contained cabins by the week or month. (250) 345-6365 Fairmont Bungalows.

3 bdrm, 2 bath house for rent in Pineridge estates. Close to all schools, view of lake and mountains, $1500/month + util. Prefer family, N/P, N/S, available Sept 1st. Call 780-4066898 or fax 780-406-6897.


2 Bdrm, Lake Front condo, brand new, Lake Windermere Pointe, $1400/month, main floor 2 bdrm, 2 bath (ensuite/ walk-in, master bdrm), W/D, one underground parking stall, common facilities: pool, hot tub, fitness room, multi purpose room. Call Sandi 403-888-5318 or email

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

sHAred accommodation Housemate for organic, green home. 1 bdrm, utilities included, wireless, N/S, N/P, $475.00, 250342-5937. Sharedaccommodationavailable in centrally located executive home. Available immediately. Hydro, cable, storage, parking, W/D included, $550/month. Call Dave, 250-342-0241, 250-3417203. Room available immediately in apartment in Radium. $600/ month, includes everything, 250-341-5084. Roommate needed in spacious house in Radium. Separate bathroom and living room, shared kitchen, $600 single or $900 couple, 250-341-5427 or 250-341-5487.

Radium Rentals, furnished suites, $425.00, call 250-341-7022. 3 bdrm suite for rent long-term in Windermere, avail. Oct 1st or sooner, N/S. Call 250-342-8662. 2 bdrm suite, available immediately, Windermere, 2 blocks to beach, $775/month, all appl. Included. Call 403-2418598 Invermere, 2 bdrm walkout suite, N/S, N/P, recently renovated, available October 1st $950/month + DD, includes satellite, utilities, W/D. 250342-7318. 1 bdrm basement suite, W/D, utilities, cable, private entrance, $650/month, N/S, N/P, 250-3420107. Large 1 bdrm walk-out basement suite with own fridge, stove, W/ D, N/P, N/S. Available Oct. 15th , $650/month +DD, utilities included, 250-342-3474.

Fully furnished 4 bdrm, 3 ½ bath, 2100 sq.ft. Westside Park home. Available Oct. 1st , $1500/month + util., 250-342-2157. Invermere ½ duplex, 3bdrm, 3baths, centrally located. Avail Oct.1st , $1400 plus util. W/D. Call DK 250-342-5935. Columbia Lake, 3 bdrm plus loft, 5 appliances, fully furnished, N/ S, references. Avail. Oct. 1 – April 30, $850/month + util, 403239-8715, email bujoldlelek@ 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 1800 sq.ft. house. Updated kitchen/great room, w/d, wood stove, garage, large corner lot, walking distance to hospital, school, and town, pets negotiable. Call Mark 403-8037306 or Neal 250-341-7084.

house for rent

Furnished 2+2 bdrm, 3 bath, tastefully renovated home near Kinsmen Beach. N/S, N/P, $1500/month + util. John, 403714-5584.

Exciting Rental Opportunity - Guaranteed Money!

2 bdrm house in Athalmer, N/P, N/S, $950/month, 250-3426255.

Panorama Mountain Village wants to rent your furnished apartment, condo, or house. If you have something that you are not using from mid-November to mid-April, we want to hear from you. Here’s what’s in it for you: • Guaranteed income • Hassle free property management. • We select appropriate tenants, collect the rent and damage deposit, perform weekly inspections, maintain quality (do all the leg-work) • Guaranteed replacement or repair of any damage. • We’ll return it in the same shape you left it. • The satisfaction in knowing you’ve helped us operate your ski hill to the standards you expect.

Sit back, relax, and let us do all the work. You can rest assured that your property will be well taken care of. If you are interested please contact Janessa Johnston for more details: (250) 341-3065 or

house for rent

FOR RENT Contact

250-342-5914 for seasonal or long term rentals or go online at “Available Now”

Radium 3 bdrm, 3 bath half duplex, 6 appliances, propane fireplace, hardwood, tile, Berber carpet, floors in show home conditions. $1,623.14/month plus utilities. View photos and apply on line at www. or call toll free 1-866-999-4351. Invermere 2 bdrm pet friendly house near schools and downtown with large yard, available Nov. 1st , $1250/ month + DD, 250-342-6868.

condo for rent Akiskinook Resort fully furnished condo, pool hot tub, $750/month, includes cable, 403-281-3991. Radium townhouse, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath A/C, attached garage, N/S, $1100.00 + util. 403-4611280. Invermere, 2 blocks from D/T, bright 2 bdrm, fully furnished, w/balcony, mountain views, available immediately, $995.00 + DD, includes all utilities and cable, shared W/D, 403-7307691. 2 bdrm apartment available immediately, $1000/month, including utilities. Call Jeremy Harding at 250-341-5534. Brand new 3 bdrm luxury townhouse in Invermere. Lake, town and mountain views. Hardwood, carpet and tile floors, granite counters, fireplace, unfurnished, 2 balconies, private garage, stainless appl, W/D, lots of storage. Immediate possession available. $1,750 plus utilities. N/P, N/S. Furnished rate negotiable. Call (403) 8271604.

Beautiful furnished condo, 2 bdrm + den at Sable Resort, Radium, $1100/month + util. Call Darla, 250-688-0256 or Len. 250-342-1611. 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo in Pinewood, Radium. Top floor, corner unit, fireplace. $1200/ month, includes util, avail. Oct. 1st , 403-560-5603.

4 bdrm, sleeps 5-6 people, fully furnished & equipped, hot tub & util. included; 1502-10 Street, Invermere, available Sept 29Oct 31st. Leave message at 1877-868-6608, view pictures at; $700/ week or $2500/month.

condo for sale Affordable 2 bdrm condo in downtown Invermere. $159,900.00. Call 250-3411182.

mobile home for sale

vacation rentals New luxurious lake front condo, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, sleeps 6 adults. Faces lake, beautifully furnished, stainless appl, wood floors, granite counters, fireplace, underground parking, in-suite laundry. Perfect getaway for family or friends. Walking distance to beach and town. Fall pricing $200/night or $1,200/week. N/P, N/S. Call (403) 827-1604 or arhahn@

2004, 39’ Terry trailer Park Model on Titled lot in Valleys Edge Resort. Deck and landscaping complete. Included in price, outdoor fireplace and 4 chairs, BBQ and some contents of the trailer. Immediate possession, $130,000.00. Will sell separate, phone 403-828-8402.

vehicles for sale

supply We We supply part parts and service and service FORFOR ALL MOST MAKES of: MAKES OF: • snowmobiles motorcycles •• snowmobiles • quads • motorcycles • quads

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Misc. for sale

vehicle for sale

2 bdrm, 1 bath mobile home, deck, wood stove, A/C, close to D/T, $48,500.00. Call 250-3429314.

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

1990 GMC 7,000 tandem, c/w 26’ SKB picker crane and flat deck, 427 on propane, six new tires, inspection done, $12,800.00, 250-342-1289 (cell).

Manure, well-aged. Will load, $100.00 per pick-up load. Phone Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617.

1994 Chev Blazer Tahoe LT, V6 Vortec. Reliable, 2 new tires, $2000.00 OBO, 250-341-5427.

Top quality Hay, Alfalfa, grass mix, round bales. Call Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617.

1996 Chevy Corsica, 4 door, automatic, well-maintained, great on gas. Only 90,000 km! Comes with new winter tires, $4000.00 OBO, 250-341-5919.

Acreages/lots for sale

8 acres of hay meadow. Beautiful mountain view with great building opportunity. Near Wilmer, Toby Hill Road, $450,000.00. Call 342-2802. 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. Adjoining C1 lots in Trethaway Beach subdivision, Windermere. 2 @ 60’ x100’, 1 @ 105’ x 100’. Private beach, park, playground, marina and boat stall. Will sell all or part, 250-342-7111.

resort properties for sale Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden 250-344-8447

wanted Wanted exercise bike in good condition. Call 250-342-3175. Wanted, wood heater stove with glass door, 250-347-6420.

Rogers Blackberry Curve complete with new carry case, charger, hands free headphone/ microphone. No contract required, bought 5 months ago, $200.00 OBO. Contact Terry 250270-0702. Queen size memory foam mattress, 2 years old, excellent condition, no box spring, $400.00, 250-342-0783. Solid wood Luna change table, light in colour, 3 years old, excellent condition, $125.00, 250-342-0783. Generator, like new, $650.00 OBO. Wood shaper, wood jointer, band saw, scroll saw, drill press, shop air filter. Call Al, 250-3425477. Sturdy RV car dolly, not registered in BC. Convert for feeding cattle etc? $300.00. Older utility trailer, needs tires and repair, on 4’ x 4’ box. Make offer, call 250-342-6127.

boat for sale 1975 15’ Vanguard Tri-Hull Bowrider, 65hp Mercury w/ trailer. Great starter boat, $2500.00. Call 250-341-7063.

vehicle for sale 1999 Ford F150, super shape. Call 403-668-9813, Invermere.

2000 Ford Taurus station wagon, excellent condition, 154,000 km, loaded, $5900.00 OBO. Call Leo, 250-342-3134. 2003 Ford F150 ½ ton Super Crew, Lariat. Loaded, new tires, brakes and battery. Asking $18,500.00, call 250-345-6350. 2005 PT Cruiser. Purchased new in 2006 from Cranbrook Dodge this bright blue beauty has under 45,000 km. Driven seldom and with great care the interior is immaculate as is the exterior. Snow tires and all weather tires included, warranty in place, $15,000.00 OBO, 250-342-0445, Jill.

motorhome/rv for sale 1985 26’ Royal Classic, hard side class C motorhome, Ford 460. New brakes, recent tune-up, 120,000 km, 70% tires, new awning, new fridge, new toilet, upgraded furnace. Overall good condition, $12,000.00 OBO, 250-342-3773.

services *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.

services Serving Invermere and the Columbia Valley

AIR CONDITIONING Sales and Service Call today 250.342.1167

PAMPER YOURSELF SPA 250-341-6266, Invermere Open 7 days a week Full day spa-services Manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials. LED face and neck toning, body polish and wraps, massage. Groups and couples retreat. Arrive 45 minutes before your appointment to enjoy our soaking tub. Present this coupon to receive discount for $5.00 off spa treatment, $10.00 off spa package (one discount coupon per person) 24 hour cancellation policy. www.pamperyourselfspa. com

COMPLETE BACKHOE SERVICES Large hoe pack Highly experienced operator Competitive rates TFW CONTRACTING 250-342-2686

CUSTOM SAWMILLING bandsaw mill in stock, old growth fir. Delivery available. TFW Contracting, 250-3422686. Piet’s Carpentry, 35 years experience. Specializing in desks and small renovations. Call 250341-8271, email p.w.jansen@ Are you going away for the winter? Home and property security checks for insurance purposes are available (weekly or monthly). Call Maid 2 Shine Services @ 250-341-1478 or email




Valley Hawk Security is seeking a full-time security guard. Basic Security Training 1&2 required. Please email resume to or call 250-688-4295.

Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Dale Hunt @ 250-342-3569.

business for sale Limousine business offered for sale in Invermere, BC. 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@

CAREERS Store Clerks needed. Must be enthusiastic and enjoy people. $13/hour, store discounts and advancement opportunities. Apply in person to Invermere Petro-Canada. Housekeeper required. Fulltime, part-time at Fairmont Bungalows. Call 250-345-6365, fax 250-345-6348, or email Dusk Building Systems is currently seeking framers and labourers for on-site or in our manufacturing facility. We offer excellent wages and benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-341-3427 or email to sandy@duskbuildingsystems. com. Timko Developments is now hiring a general labourer who is looking to pursue a career in construction. Must be selfmotivated, hardworking, responsible and willing to grow with the position. Must also have a valid Driver’s Licence. Please phone 250-341-6161 or fax resume to 250-341-6162.

Helna’s Stube is looking for yearround part-time evening server. Receive benefits & bonus. Please call 250-347-0047 or send resume to 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@ Pool/Spa Service and Maintenance Technician 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: 250-3427103, mail to Box 86, Athalmer, BC, V0A 1A0, email: info@ Cribbing Carpenters and Construction Labourer required immediately for F/T or P/T. 250342-1341 or 250-688-2927 Lakeside Pub is looking for experienced servers, kitchen help, prep cook, and janitor. All positions F/T, P/T. To join our team call 250-342-6866. WANTED on-site handyman to coordinate project/exchange for rent. First phase to upgrade 3 – 2 bdrm cottages in remote setting near Radium. Call 780485-5166, fax 780-485-5140.

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Anglz Hair Salon requires fulltime/ part-time hair stylist to start immediately. Contact Maria, 250-342-3227.

Renovation company seeks motivated employee. Wage negotiable. Phone Al at 250342-5477.

Horse Lover needed part-time, flexible hours, to help with daily chores on Paint Horse breeding farm. 250-342-1526.

La Cabina at Prestige Inn, Radium, requires experienced servers for day or evening shift. Drop off resumes, 250-347-2350

Serving treats to the Valley since 1981

We are looking to employ

cheerful, responsible, energetic team members who will enjoy serving our Customers! for full or part-time employment as a

Sales Clerk/Barista.


If you like to work in a friendly, quick-paced, enjoyable environment we wish to talk to you! Apply with resume to Sabina at the Bakery (1305 7th Ave., Invermere BC); Email resume with cover letter to; fax with cover letter to 250-342-4439

A revolution is brewing at the Kicking Horse Café. A revolution fired by the desire to create the ultimate cup; in two words, Espresso Perfection. We are searching for inspired and creative revolutionaries to join the movement by pouring their heart and soul into creating tantalizing concoctions to stimulate the taste buds and reinvigorate the soul.

Quality Bakery (1981) Ltd.

As a BARISTA you will join the ranks of Kicking Horse Coffee craftspeople, creating coffee and espresso based works of art and providing a level of service that is second to none. Pulling the perfect shot, transforming milk into rich, velvety decadence and sharing your passion with the masses will not so much be a job, as it will be a vocation. We’ll supply the tools and training – you will work the magic. PT and FT Positions available.

Great People! Great Service! DISTRICT OF INVERMERE

To enlist, please email your application to or fax 250-342-4450. We will contact successful recruits.

Tel: (250) 342-9281 • Fax: (250) 342-2934


Clerk I (Receptionist/Cashier)

The District of Invermere has an opening for a Clerk I in the Administration and Finance Department.

Opportunities in Radium, East Kootenays Innovative leadership and a commitment to the highest standards of safety, environmental and operational excellence have made Canfor a leader in the forest products industry.

Electrician LMillwright L

You have a BC or IP TQ along with several years’ experience in an industrial setting. In addition to competitive union rates, we offer comprehensive benefit packages and good working conditions with a strong emphasis on safety. We wish to thank everyone for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please forward your résumé to: Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Radium


Laura Curnow Fax: 250.347.9630 Email:

w w w . c a n f o r . c o m

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Clerk I performs a variety of routine and non-routine clerical tasks, word processing, spread sheeting, record keeping, cashiering and photocopying. A sound knowledge of specific departmental procedures and regulations is required. Under supervision, the Clerk I is required to exercise some independence of judgment and action within the limits of departmental systems and procedures. Acting in the capacity of a receptionist, the incumbent must have the ability to deal courteously and effectively with the general public. Performance is reviewed for completeness. Accuracy and adherence to procedural guidelines. The qualified individual should have a completed business college or secretarial program with extensive computer training. Municipal work experience would be an asset. Applicants must have the following skills and abilities: • • • • • •

Accurate keyboarding skill at a speed of 50 to 80 words per minute; Knowledge of and experience in using the proper form of business letters and business English and record management systems; The ability to maintain harmonious relationships with all members of the public and other staff members; Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing; Knowledge of and experience in computer usage and in particular Microsoft Windows programs; Completion of Grade 12 education or combination of education and relevant experience.

This position is within C.U.P.E. 2982 bargaining unit. A full job description is available for this position but is currently under review. Applications will be received by the Chief Administrative Officer at the District of Invermere office up to 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 19th, 2008.

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

HEALTH & SAFETY COORDINATOR This vital position is responsible for: setting and enforcing Health & Safety policy and procedures; working with the Health and Safety Committee to ensure legislative compliance; coordinating First Aid training and implementation; analyzing and resolving any Health & Safety concerns within the Resort property; and acting as first responder to emergencies on site. Qualifications for this position include: • Familiarity with all legislation pertaining to Health & Safety • Superior communication and problem solving skills • Experience in implementing a Health and Safety culture • Level 3 OFA First Aid Ticket Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers a competitive salary and benefit package with access to all Resort amenities. Interested applicants should forward their resume with references to: Christian Frye: e-mail, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6022

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Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

The College of the Rockies is a learner-centered institution. We invite all qualified applicants who value high quality program delivery and customer service excellence to apply for…

The College of the Rockies is a learner-centered institution. We invite all qualified applicants who value high quality program delivery and customer service excellence to apply for…



FN Resident Care

Practical Nursing

At Interior Health, we are developing the future of health care and pushing the limits of innovation and professional development. With diverse and inspiring career opportunities, you will find yourself “raising the bar” in quality health care and exceeding existing standards of excellence, while making a profound difference in the lives of the people we serve. Here, you will find everything you’ve been searching for, both personally and professionally, as well as the tools and training to make an impact now and in the future.

Term, Full-time Please quote competition number: 08 FA 39

Term, Full-time Please quote competition number: 08 FA 41


Invermere Campus

For a full description of this job posting and instructions on how to apply visit: Phone: 1 877 489-2687 • 250 489-8208 •

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:

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

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK The successful candidate will possess experience, superior organizational and communication skills, strong computer skills (including Great Plains), and the ability to multi-task. This is a 3-month, full-time temporary position, with the possibility of becoming permanent. Fairmont Hot Springs offers a competitive salary and benefit package with access to all resort amenities. Interested applicants should forward their resume with references to: David Sheedy: or call 250.345.6004

Invermere Campus

For a full description of this job posting and instructions on how to apply visit: Phone: 1 877 489-2687 • 250 489-8208 •

RESERVATION AGENT (1 Year Maternity Leave Position) Purpose: To provide outstanding service to internal and external customers in support of exceptional owner/guest service. Requires: The ability to work a flexible schedule, knowledge of surrounding area an asset, strong communication and written skills required, excellent telephone skills and etiquette, previous hotel/resort experience is an asset. Salary: $13.00 hr plus commission and sales incentives. Full benefit package. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Bjorn Billehaug, Sales and Marketing Manager Box 760, 1006-7th Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Fax: 250.342.0294 /

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

SECURITY (NIGHT SHIFT) This position requires a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and Level 1 & 2 Basic Security Guard Training (or willingness to complete the training). Experience is desirable. A criminal record check will be performed. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers a competitive salary and benefit package with access to all Resort amenities. Interested applicants should forward their resume with references to: Christian Frye: e-mail, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6022

O b j ec t i v e , C re a t i v e ,

I n f or m a t i v e !

Responsible for overall management of the Medical Floor and Ambulatory Care at East Kootenay Regional Hospital – Cranbrook, BC Permanent Full-time position


• Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Masters preferred • Nursing Management certificate or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience • A minimum 5 years acute care nursing experience • Current registration with Registered Nurses Association of BC (CRNBC) and current CPR certification We invite you to phone or apply online at to EK-EXC-EXC-08-0062684 by October 13th or submit a detailed resume, in confidence to: Human Resources Recruitment Services 1212 Second St. N. Cranbrook, BC V1C 4T6 Phone: 250-420-2442 Fax: 250-420-2425 E-mail:

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6 (ROCKY MOUNTAIN) School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) Invermere Zone invites applications from persons interested in being on our Casual Employment Lists for the following classifications: 1. School Bus Drivers - This is bus driving work in the operation of school buses used to transport students on prescribed routes within the School District; the employee may also participate in the busing of students on curricular and extracurricular field trips both inside and outside the district. Applicants must have completion of the 12th school grade, or equivalent, minimum 5 years driving experience and an acceptable driving abstract; valid Class 2 Driver’s license for the Province of British Columbia with an air brake endorsement (may be required); first Aid training would be an asset.

2. Custodians - This is manual work involving the cleanliness and security of district buildings. The work may include dealing with public use of school facilities. Once an employee becomes familiar with a clearly defined work schedule, the work is performed with minimal supervision. Usually, this job is performed after regular school hours and generally alone. Applicants must have completion of the 10th school grade, or equivalent is required as well as completion of the Board provided training program. If you are interested in being considered for the above casual positions, please send a complete resume, including three references, by Monday, September 15, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. to:

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Mr. Paul Carriere, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Department of Human Resources P.O.Box 70, Kimberley, BC V1A 2Y5 (250) 427-2245 (tel) / (250) 427-2044 (fax) e-mail:

Read us online at: • E-mail: • Phone: (250) 341-6299

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted. All successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record search.


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Rotary Club of Invermere had busy summer tion was on hand at a recent lunch meeting to present the contribution. We are neighbours and friends, and we can all help one another ‘get the job done’!

Submitted by Rotary Club of Invermere

Rotary Club serves Lakeview Meadows

Teachers join fight to eradicate polio School District No. 6 teachers and staff attended their “pro-D” (professional development) day late in August, at David Thompson Secondary School – over 450 meals were served in about 20 minutes!! The Rotary Club of Invermere has served lunch for this event for several years, and are thankful for the opportunity to raise money for an International Project. From the beginning, money earned working on this day was earmarked for a project in an area in the world most in need. This year, proceeds will go to polio eradication. Some background on polio eradication: in 1985

On August 3rd, a beautiful long weekend Sunday, Lakeview Meadows Residents Association held its annual general meeting and family day – giving Rotary the task, and fun, of serving food, refreshments, and gelato to the residents. The association was very generous with a donation to the club – money which helps fund community, vocational, and international projects and initiatives that Rotary supports. Jim Turner on behalf of the associa-

Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament

Rotary International passed a resolution to partner with The World Health Organization, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to immunize every child with the polio vaccine. To date, more than 550 million children have been vaccinated worldwide, through the efforts of over 20 million volunteers, and polio is now eradicated in more than 120 of the countries affected (1988). However, there are still four countries where polio is endemic (Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $100 million to match Rotary’s $100 million, raised over the next three years, to see a completion to this mission. So, thank you to the School District for contributing to that goal. The need is still great (for funds and effort) to eliminate this disease, once and forever!


Thank you for raising over $21,000 for the Invermere & District Hospital Title Sponsor

Hole in One Sponsors • • • • • • •

Hole Sponsors

Stylo Developments Stylo Renovations MacDonald Thomas Q Trade Financial Group Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks Ski Home Ltd AG Foods

• • • • • • • • Closet to the Pin Sponsors • • 02 Geomatics Ltd Const Surveys • • PalliserPrinting • • Rocky Mountain Appraisal • Smith, Green, Andruschuk, LLP • • Ateknor Enterprises Ltd.

Barb J. Smith, CGA Barefoot Concrete CI Investments Guy & Sharon Jones Interior World Invermere Bottle Depot Invermere Home Hardware Invermere Wash & Lube Kootenay Insurance Services Maxwell Realty (Daniel Zurgiligen) TD Asset Management Windermere/Canal Flats Family Pantry

2008 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS • • • • • • • •

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Acuity Funds Ltd. Back Country Jacks Bavarian Chalet Big Horn Meadows Resort Bootleg Cap Golf Brian Hoffos Wood Design Bridge Interiors Campbell Construction Carrie Schafer Charlene Stroud Cl Investments CJAY 92 (Calgary) Columbia Valley Sign Artists Copper Point Golf Course CR1 Canada Cronkite Supply David Bellm Insurance Days Inn Details by JoAnne Don & Brenda McBlain Eagle Ranch Resort Edmonton Oilers (Andrew Cogliano) Elk Park Ranch Fairmont Bigway Foods Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Fidelity Investments Ltd. Fitz Flooring

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Friscos at the Prestige Garibaldi Mortgage Greywolf Golf Course Heidi’s Restaurant Heritage Inn Horse Thief Pub Inland Kenworth Invermere Health Care Auxiliary Iron Derrick Man Joan Manz Kenneth A. Valentine Kicking Horse Coffee Kimberley Golf Course Kootenay ICE Hockey Club Kootenay River Runners Lawrence Nicholas Max Helmer Construction Ltd. McIntosh Appraisals Melody Motors Molson Odyssey Cleaning & Restoration Okanagan Springs Brewery Old Salzburg PDQ Radium Supermart Peacock Embroidery Planscape Pleiades Massage & Spa


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Prestige Inn Radium Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Radium Hot Springs Pool Radium Husky Radium Wood Carver Richard Edward Allan Walker Professional Corporation Rocky Mountain Mercantile Rocky Mountain Pet Resort Sholinder & MacKay Sand & Gravel Scott & Rob Niedermayer Sharon Jonas St Eugene Mission Resort Stem Floral Design Sun Life Financial (Michael Christianson) Terry White The Monkey’s Uncle Toy & Gift Company The Natural Home Tim Hortons Toby Creek Adventures Ltd W.6, Black Professional Corporation Wildstone Windermere Golf Course

A very special thank you to the Windermere Ladies Auxiliary for all their fantastic support.

Public Notice is given to the electors of the District of Invermere that nominations for the offices of:

Mayor (1) • Councillors (4) And for the School District No.6 (Rocky Mountain) Trustee Electoral Area 3

School Trustee (1) for a 3-year term (December 2008 to December 2011), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: Nomination documents are available at the District of Invermere office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

District of Invermere Municipal Office 914 – 8th Avenue Invermere, BC

9:00 am - Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 to 4:00 pm - Friday, October 10th, 2008 Mountain Standard Time * Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends

Nomination documents are available at the District of Invermere office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Chris Prosser, Chief Election Officer (250) 342-9281 Kindry Dalke, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 342-9281

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Notice Residents in the District of Invermere Regarding a Sanitary Sewer Extension on 13th Avenue North of 6th Street The District of Invermere is proceeding with a sanitary sewer extension project on 13th Avenue from 6th Street to 2nd Street. Construction will occur from September 8th until Mid November. There will be traffic and temporary water and sewer disruptions associated with this construction project. Compaction operations during this construction are necessary and residents in the area will feel vibrations. The District advises that valuables be removed from areas where they may fall for the duration of this project. This sanitary service extension is necessary both as an upgrade to the existing pipe and to allow an eventual, more direct, route to the District’s sewerage treatment facility. If there are any concerns regarding service or access during construction please contact Derek Goetzinger, Superintendent, Black Paw Construction at 250-938-1664. If you have any questions regarding this project please call Brian Nickurak, Director of Municipal Works, District of Invermere, at 342-9281 ext 227.

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NOTICE OF DISPOSITION BY LEASE COLUMBIA VALLEY FIBRE OPTIC BACKBONE The RDEK has constructed a 48-strand fibre optic backbone (“the dark fibre”) running from just north of Canal Flats to Spillimacheen and from Highway 93/95 to Invermere and from Athalmer Road to Panorama Mountain Village. Total length of the dark fibre is 138.5 kilometres. In accordance with Section 186 of the Local Government Act,t the RDEK is making the dark fibre available for lease by any interested parties. There are currently 24 strands available. Lease proposals will be accepted by the RDEK until all fibre strands have been leased. Proposals must include the following information: • • • • •

legal name of corporation and names of principals and signing authorities; number of dark fibre strands proposed to lease; termination points and length of fibre, in kilometres, proposed to lease; term of proposed lease; and proposed use of the fibre strands.

Lessees will be required to enter into a dark fibre lease (IRU) agreement and will be responsible for the following: • • • • •

maintenance costs as applicable to the portion of the fibre being leased; interconnection costs, including the costs of splicing; general liability insurance in an amount not less than $5,000,000; an installation fee of $3,000 to cover the cost of service acceptance work; any other costs or actions that are determined during negotiation of the lease agreement.

Direct inquiries and submit written proposals (marked “Confidential”) to: Shawn Tomlin, Chief Financial Office Regional District of East Kootenay 19-24 Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-489-2791 • Email: The RDEK reserves the right to negotiate with any or all proponents and to accept or reject any or all proposals.

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A Day in Court The following cases were heard before Justice Ron Webb in Invermere Criminal Court on September 8th: • Narith Khem pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The court heard that on August 11th, 2007, a tow-truck driver called 911 to report a person, later identified as Mr. Khem, walking on the highway near Windermere in a delusional state. When the police arrived, they arrested Mr. Khem and subsequently found cocaine in his possession to the value of approximately $2,000. Judge Webb ordered Mr. Khem to pay a $1,500 fine with a $250 victim surcharge fee. He was granted six months to pay. • Robert L. Rocheleau pleaded guilty to one charge of assault. The court heard that on September 16th, 2007, the RCMP responded to a complaint of assault at an Invermere residence. After an argument with his girlfriend the previous evening, Mr. Rocheleau returned home and removed her belongings from the house. When she returned the following day, the couple began to argue. When his girlfriend refused to leave,

Mr. Rocheleau headbutted her in the face, punched her in the jaw, threw her into a wall and kicked her. Judge Webb sentenced Mr. Rocheleau to 60 days in jail, served on weekends from Friday at 7 p.m. till Sunday at 4 p.m. He was put on one year’s probation, banned from possessing a firearm for 10 years and must pay a $50 victim surcharge fee. • Dominic J. Persson pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault with a weapon and a charge of assault causing bodily harm. The court heard that on April 29th, 2007, Shane Logan filed a complaint relating to an incident the previous night. While at a bush party to celebrate graduation, Mr. Logan and Mr. Persson engaged in two fights. During the second fight, Mr. Persson used a glass bottle to strike Mr. Logan on the head. Mr. Logan was taken to hospital and required two stitches on the crown of his head and 12 stitches to his left ear. Judge Webb found Mr. Persson guilty on both charges and selected November 25th for a Sentence Hearing.

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Be inspired to have courage By Sandy Ferguson Windermere Valley Shared Ministry One of the great wonders of the Bible is the people in the stories of faith who speak to us throughout the ages, and who continue to inspire us today. One such story is found in the Book of Exodus, when Hebrew midwives stand up to the Pharaoh of Egypt. The Pharaoh convinces himself that the Hebrew people in Egypt are a potential threat to his government, and decides to order these Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, to kill the male children of the Hebrews. But these women refuse to obey this order of Pharaoh, because these women fear and worship the Lord God. What is truly wonderful about these women is that, as people without any power in the world of Pharaoh, they show the true power of faith – faith that will change the world and make it anew. They reject the authority of the most powerful man in the world, a man whose armies could wipe nations from the face of the earth, a man whose people believed he was a god. Through their actions, the children of Israel lived. These feisty women are not intimidated by someone with a fancy title. They are not going to be his tools of destruction, because of their faith in God that allows them to do what is right in this world.

And it is with their story that the Book of Exodus begins. And their courage will continue to inspire the people of Israel and so many others throughout history. It is such courage that inspires people to follow Jesus in his ministry in the Galilee and beyond. It is such courage that will inspire Paul to proclaim the Good News in the midst of the Roman Empire. And it is such courage that continues to inspire people of faith throughout the ages – people such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Archbishop Oscar Romero – to stand up to the mighty and powerful of this world who continue to follow the example of Pharaoh. They do so because the witness of Shiphrah and Puah cries throughout the ages – place your faith in God, find your strength there to resist the injustice of this world, as together we prepare the way for the justice of God. Shiprah and Puah show the hollow reality of those who believe that they can command obedience through force and intimidation, because they have faith in God. Such hope is as important today as it has always been. Too much of the ideology that underpins our world has much in common with the thoughts and desires of Pharaoh, with his demand to protect the nation from perceived enemies. Too many people feel that we have no voice, that there is little we can do in the face of injustice and oppression. But through faith we can become like the midwives and challenge the pharaohs of the world. We can become the voices, which proclaim the witness of the Kingdom of Heaven, and struggle to free those who are oppressed by the chains of this world.

Replacing Pioneer Clubs is our new Friends Club, a weekly kids program that runs every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and goes from September through to the beginning of April. It is $6000 for the duration. The evenings include games, bible stories, crafts, snacks and surprise stations. The children will also be able to earn Friendship bucks and use them to pick prizes. For more information or to pre-register call Pinky (Joy Falk) at 250-342-8948.

Windermere Valley Shared Ministry ANGLICAN-UNITED September 14th: 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-6644 or Valley Christian Assembly Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Word. Children’s Church provided during the message. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adult and Children’s Programs Pastor T. Scott Peterson • 4814 Highway 93/95, • 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 Worship service 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 • 250-342-6633 • 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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Lake Windermere Alliance Church September 14th: 10:30 a.m. Worship and life instruction. Rev. Trevor Hagan ministering. Sunday School, pre-school to Grade 7, during service. 7 p.m. Sing and Celebrate For sermons online: Rev. Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-9535

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