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March 12, 2010
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Women gather for Papua New Guinea By Sally Waddington Pioneer Staff More than 20 women got together on Monday, March 8th, to mark International Women’s Day at the Family Resource Centre in Invermere. It was the first time that the Women’s Information and Safe Home organization has hosted an event for Women’s Day. Under the theme, “Strong Women, Strong Canada, Strong World,” Windermere resident Anne Picton
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Opposition to power line route mounting By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff In less than a week, Norm Hendricks, head of the Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club, sought and received support from both the Regional District of East Kootenay and the Norm Hendricks District of Invermere in his effort to halt the construction of a new power line over Toby Canyon and north to Golden. The development, he said, would endanger a diminished herd of mountain goats that nourish themselves on a mineral lick in the canyon. Mr. Hendricks added his voice to a growing chorus of opposition to a proposal by the British Columbia Transmission Corporation to cross Toby Canyon,
not once, but twice, to align new power transmission lines it is proposing to build between Invermere and Golden. On Friday, the regional district board voted to write a letter asking BCTC not to cross Toby Canyon. In Invermere on Tuesday, council went a step further by passing a resolution urging BCTC to reconsider an entirely different route, thus avoiding the upper Columbia Valley altogether. Using BCTC’s own data, Mr. Hendricks delivered a persuasive argument that extending a power line south from Mica Dam, thus creating a dual circuit, is smarter than extending the power line north from Cranbrook, only to dead-end in Golden. Establishing a second route from the north, he said, would relieve the impending need to double the line north from Cranbrook to Invermere. “Adding another line from Cranbrook would cost more than building a line from Mica Dam in the first place,” Mr. Hendricks told The Pioneer.
“I recommend they go back to the drawing board and change the route.” After multiple public hearings to establish the route, the BCTC has applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, which is needed before it can build the Columbia Valley transmission line. Mr. Hendricks is just one of five parties who have registered as intervenors at a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 17th in Vancouver. Subsequent to that hearing, the Utilities Commission will decide how to proceed with the public consultation phase before it can approve or disapprove the project. It will hold either a written or oral hearing on the project at a location soon to be determined. In addition to the Rod and Gun Club, BC Hydro, Wildsight, Purcell Green Power and Toby Benches resident Paul Bauman have registered as intervenors, meaning they want to be involved in the hearing.
Mayor Taft gets green light to save old CPR lodge By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft cleared two hurdles this week, in his effort to save the old CPR lodge on Fort Point from destruction. The 1920 heritage structure is endangered by development and, despite the protests of Invermere councillor Al Miller, Mayor Taft is leading a charge to save the building. On Tuesday night, Invermere council consented to demolish the old tennis courts and washrooms that currently stand on the site near Kinsmen Beach where the lodge will soon stand. Mayor Taft also announced that the additional
money needed to complete the move has been promised by Canadian Pacific Railway, the company that erected the lodge almost a century ago. Canadian Pacific, he said, have pledged $10,000 to the cause and an additional $5,000 might be forthcoming from another source. Those pledges fully fund the relocation of the lodge, he added. “Canadian Pacific was very cooperative,” Mayor Taft said. “Honestly, I think what helped is that a lot of their senior management own second homes in the Columbia Valley, and they feel a strong connection to this place.” They have also indicated a desire to have their local staff involved in some of the logistics and they
have provided assistance in researching the history of the building, Mayor Taft added. Council’s resolution in support of the location for the lodge and $30,000 in funding still stands, he said. The demolition of the old tennis courts and old washrooms is an important first step in moving the lodge to that location. The plan is now very basic, and involves an unfinished walk-out basement. Mayor Taft said he is targeting the end of April as a date for the move. “In my opinion, the plan is a win-win situation of protecting a piece of local heritage, increasing green space, and keeping capital and operating requirements for the project at a reasonable level.”
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• On March 4th, police attended to a single vehicle accident in Kootenay National Park, seven kilometres east of Radium. A 2008 Ford Escape left the road. A 62-year-old male driver from Edgewater received minor injuries. • On March 6th at 8:55 a.m., police received a complaint of mischief to a vehicle while it was parked at the Taynton Lodge in Panorama. The vehicle had been scratched with a key. • On March 7th at 6:52 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a report of an abandoned vehicle, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee with Alberta plates, near Brisco in a bush area. Police attended and discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Calgary on March 6th. • On March 7th, Columbia Valley members attended to a disturbance in Canal Flats to discover a young male had done some minor damage and was threatening to hurt himself. No charges were laid. However, the young person was taken to the hospital for observation and later released. • On March 7th at 2:30 p.m., detachment members attended to a single vehicle accident that happened off road on Crown land, east of Tembec mill in Canal Flats. A 1999 Toyota from Alberta was four wheel driving when it rolled. A 33-year-old male from Red Deer and a female passenger not wearing their seatbelts received non-life-threatening injuries. • On March 8th, Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of break and enter at Home Hardware in the storage lot. Thieves cut a hole in the fence, entered containers on the lot and were able to steal some tools. The investigation is continuing. A list of items stolen will be provided. Anyone with information on this theft is requested to contact the detachment at 250-342-9292. Detachment and community priorities Since my arrival to the valley in April 2009, I have probably attended more than 100 meetings throughout the detachment area. Many of these meetings did not specifically involve identifying priorities, but I was able to listen to some of the concerns many citizens had. I took note of these concerns. I wrote a rather lengthy article in the paper a while back explaining how priorities are developed and the initiatives that are then developed to meet any of the goals of each priority. In that article I made a request of the public to invite me to your meetings so that I could speak on priorities and get some feedback from community members. I also requested lunch and dinner meetings
where you feed me. So, many thanks to those organizations and groups who fed me and allowed me to speak on this subject and indeed get some valuable feedback. In the past, commanders would invite 20 or more key people in the community, sit down over lunch and hash out the community priorities. My tactic was to get out in the community during December and January to meet with as many people as possible to specifically talk priorities. I estimate that I spoke with approximately 150 people. Numerous concerns were brought forward. I must say that one of the highlights had to be meeting with the Red Hat ladies in Radium. I concluded that crime in the valley would be solved if I deputize and arm each one and get the hell out of their way. You don’t want to mess with the Red Hat ladies. They also eat well at their meetings and I look forward to a yearly visit to get more ideas. Vandalism, property crime, assaults, domestic abuse, traffic issues, visibility, drug and alcohol abuse, theft from vehicles, break and enters, communication, bike patrols, traffic signs being damaged after bar closing, and noise complaints were among many issues discussed. Looking back at all the meetings and discussions, I looked for a common theme or common root of the problem and determined many of the issues were drug and alcohol related. If we could get a handle on drug and alcohol abuse (addiction), we may see some progress in many of the other identified concerns. Visibility was a common theme. People want to see the police in the community. Not only just in enforcement, but getting involved with the community – and youths particularly. All our communities have a major highway going through it and have an interest in traffic safety – not only on the highway but parents want their children to be safe to and from school. Our Traffic 2010 initiative is a national and provincial priority and we will adapt it to our community. Our 2010-2011 priorities will be: 1) Drug and alcohol abuse – enforcement and education 2) Visibility 3) Traffic safety. A number of initiatives will be developed for each priority at the detachment. During the year, through the media, I will report on many of these initiatives and provide you with updates and results. The other concerns mentioned will also be dealt with, not ignored, through our day-to-day work. Note to the Lions Club: I know you meet and I know you eat. I’m waiting for your call.
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Local conservation tax now funding projects By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff More than $80,000 will be allocated to projects this year after the Regional District of East Kootenay board approved the first round of funding by the newly established Columbia Valley Local Program Manager Conservation Fund. Wayne Stetski In 2008, the Columbia Valley became the first community in Canada to adopt a comprehensive conservation fund tax, $20 per parcel dedicated to support conservation projects in the valley. Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft said he is pleased to announce the results of this first round of funding. “I am hoping that the message gets out that, in my opinion, the project is being operated as promised and is very successful,” Mayor Taft commented. “The projects show a lot of important initiatives on the ground and the money is not going just to staff wages or some of the fears that were out there.”
According to East Kootenay Conservation Program Manager Wayne Stetski, eight projects received funding, including: • Northern leopard frog reintroduction, $13,800, Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners: an assessment of the capability of the upper Columbia River Wetlands for reintroducing northern leopard frogs, an endangered species. • Lake Windermere Project, $10,000, Wildsight: protection and enhancement of the quality of Lake Windermere by means of interagency cooperation, scientific water quality monitoring, public engagement, and on-going citizen-based monitoring. • Columbia Valley invasive plants neighbourhood program, $24,000, Windermere District Farmers Institute: to ensure private land owners in Areas F and G are aware of invasive weeds and to take action to control/eradicate them, working with 100 landowners. • Limber pine restoration project, $10,000, Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation and Keefer Ecological Services Ltd.: to enhance recruitment, seed collection, seedling propagation, and seed and seedling planting of this blue-listed species of conservation concern. • Columbia River restoration at Fairmont Reach,
$8,750, Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort: restoration of riparian habitat that is critical for spawning Kokanee and the rare Lewis’s woodpecker as well as other aquatic and riparian dependent species. • Ecological goods and services demonstration project, $5,000, Windermere and District Farmers Institute: to test and demonstrate a voluntary, incentive based, private land conservation program that pays landowners to maintain and enhance the natural assets that they manage. • Abel Creek restoration and stewardship, $5,000, District of Invermere: to establish a community-based Abel Creek working group that will protect and restore Abel Creek as a healthy riparian stream ecosystem through restoration and stewardship activities. • Restoring Dutch Creek to its pre-1975 channel, $7,000, Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners: for a study to determine if it is technically feasible, ecologically beneficial, and supported by the federal and provincial governments and First Nations to determine the potential benefits to fish and wildlife, and the feasibility of returning Dutch Creek to its original channel and determine the potential benefits to fish and wildlife.
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Get ready for the golden season By Brian Geis Pioneer Editor
In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as ‘magic hour’, especially in cinematography) is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day, when it’s light enough to shoot without a flash, but dark enough that lights still glow in the soft light. We’re now entering what I like to call the golden season, when it is still cold enough to ski in the morning and warm enough to golf in the afternoon. Beginning today, with the opening of Windermere Valley Golf Course, a cascading schedule of golf course openings will provide ample opportunity to follow a morning on the slopes with an afternoon on the golf course. Weather across B.C. over the past two months has been dominated by the effects of a moderate to strong El Niño, producing warm and dry conditions. The warm, dry winter we’ve had could cause all kinds of problems with lower water levels and increased risk of wildfire. It might be too soon to call, because the weather in March and April is wildly unpredictable. However, the B.C. Ministry of Environment is predicting our current weather pattern is anticipated to continue through spring. So, remind your Calgary friends we’re entering the golden season. Dust off your golf clubs, but don’t put the skis away just yet. For this year’s golfing options, keep an eye out for the 2010 Columbia Valley Map Book, which begins hitting the news stands this week. See Page 56 for the Columbia Valley Golf Guide.
In like a lion, out like a lamb This photo by Charles Wormington from the early 1920s shows a flooded Athalmer with trees bending over in the wind. The house in the foreground was built in 1911 for James Lorenzo McKay. It was later moved to Invermere by Pat Bavin. If you have any more information about this image, e-mail us at email@example.com. Photo (C782) courtesy of the Windermere Valley Museum.
Billy Tegart is sole survivor in last week’s Historical Lens Dear Editor: Thanks so much for printing the picture of my dad, Billy Tegart, in last week’s Historical Lens photo. He was very happy and surprised to see it. He is the only surviving member of the picture. He
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How to slow down traffic in the park Dear Editor: A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter bemoaning the weekly no-holds-barred races on the Kootenay National Park “speedway.” Now, I don’t believe in beating dead animals, but if nothing more is said, my thoughts will soon be forgotten just like those of many others who have lodged unofficial complaints over the years. The situation will only get worse unless some action is taken. Why doesn’t someone in authority make an effort to change this deplorable predicament? After all, we are talking about the prevention of suffering and grief for citizens of Canada, many of whom are family and friends. In a conversation with MP Jim Abbott, he stated that it’s almost impossible to get anything done because we are dealing with two different jurisdictions: provincial (RCMP) and federal (Parks Canada). That is hard to swallow. If different countries of the world can compromise on various issues, why can’t different factions of our own government? The number-one objective of the RCMP is to ensure our safety, isn’t it? Meanwhile, Parks Canada is focused on protecting our natural resources, especially wildlife. Aren’t these objectives compatible? Last fall, Kootenay National Park received over $4 million for the stated purpose of “improving safety for people and wildlife’’ (i.e., finding ways to reduce collisions with animals). Yet, at the time, there were no definite plans for
spending the money. As far as I know, a number of proposals are still being considered. One that probably hasn’t made the short list is to sign a contract with the RCMP to ensure police presence in the park on a regular basis. Doesn’t it make sense that if drivers were forced to obey the rules of the road, ALL types of accidents might decline? Jim Abbott says it isn’t possible for the two factions to come to such an agreement. But if the Village of Radium Hot Springs was able to hire their own RCMP constable, why not Parks Canada? Incidentally, Kootenay National Park does have a warden who has the training and is equipped to enforce traffic regulations. But, as I understand it, that duty isn’t a priority. Why couldn’t the warden be specifically assigned to patrol the highway at busy times? One final suggestion: double the fines for traffic violations in the park just as it is done in construction areas. Then, patrol aggressively, and the fines collected would help finance the work. That wouldn’t be politically correct, but we are talking about saving lives. Hopefully, these words will be read by some representative of the RCMP and/or Parks Canada who is willing to take the first step. It is a sad situation when even our local MP has to ask his family not to travel through the park on Friday and Sunday “race days,” because it’s not safe. Change is long past due! Bob Hahn, Juniper Heights
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Regional district approves 12.1 percent budget hike By Pioneer Staff This year’s regional district budget jumped by 12.1 percent over last year – more than $3 million. “Although there is an overall increase in the budget this year, the board and staff have worked diligently to maintain service levels and keep increases to a minimum,” said Regional District of East Kootenay Board Chair David Wilks, the Mayor of Sparwood. Operating revenue and expenses for 2010 were set at $29.7 million, up from just over $26.5 million in 2009. Some of the larger items contributing to the $3
million increase include the final closure of the Fernie Landfill, and a number of water and sewer projects in the Columbia Valley. In spite of the overall increase in the 2010 budget, Chair Wilks explained, residents will be affected differently, depending on the municipality or electoral area in which they live. On average, he said, rural residential properties in the regional district will see a 2.8 percent overall increase in their tax levy. “One important thing to understand is that, unlike a municipality that has one boundary and one set of taxpayers, different areas of the regional district require different services and these are paid for only by
the taxpayers of each specific service area,” he said. “In addition, even though there may be increases in the requisition amount, new development in parts of the region will offset some of that impact on taxpayers.” Tax calculations are expected to be complete by early April when the 2010 revised assessed property values are available. Highlights in the 2010 budget include the Fernie Landfill closure, a fuel reduction project in Elk Valley Regional Park, water and sewer projects and a financial contribution to a First Nations reconciliation sculpture for the Canadian Rockies International Airport.
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Invermere skier going for Paralympic gold resting before travelling to Whistler. Chris travelled Paralympic skihome to Toronto to ers Chris Williamson visit his wife Jennifer of Ontario and Nick and spend as much Brush of Invermere time as possible with are chomping at the their two children: bit for their chance at Hayley, six, and Algold. exander, two. The pair have alNick went ready achieved quite back to his home in a feat this year, winKelowna and relaxed ning every slalom with his friends and race they have particfamily before the CLEAN SWEEP – Chris Williamson and Invermere’s Nick Brush ipated in this World hustle and bustle of have started their run for five gold medals in Whistler. Cup season, and are the games began. looking to add at When they were least one Paralympic gold to their list of accomplish- training at Panorama, Chris and Nick told The Pioneer ments. they wish the games would hurry up and get here. “Our goal is five medals, one in each event,” Chris “I’m anxious; I would rather be there than trainsaid. “Sweeping would be amazing, but it will be ex- ing right now,” Nick said. tremely difficult.” Chris added, “It’s like Christmas – you’re countThirty-seven-year-old Chris of Ontario, who is ing down the days.” visually impaired, and his guide, 21-year-old Nick, The Paralympic Games begin in Vancouver this son of Brad and Nancy Brush of Invermere, have been Friday, March 12th. Both Chris and Nick agreed that dominating the World Cup circuit this year. They have their excitement trumps any nervousness they are feelwon one gold in each event they raced – Downhill, ing about competing on home snow. Super G, Giant Slalom, Super Combined and Slalom “It’s fabulous,” Chris said. “You are lucky if you – and are currently leading in overall points. get the chance to go to the Olympics – making it is “It’s great because it gives us a lot of confidence to difficult enough. Doing it in your home country does go into the Paralympics,” Chris said. add pressure but it also adds a large amount of familChis and Nick have been teammates since 2008. iarity and takes away some of the stress.” This will be the first trip to the Paralympic Games The reality that he is competing in the Paralymfor Nick but the third for Chris. He was a silver and pics hasn’t really set in yet for young Nick. bronze medallist at the 2006 Paralympic Winter “As I watch the Olympic races on television, I get Games in Turin, Italy, and took home gold from the more excited. I’m really excited to go, to represent my 2002 games in Salt Lake City. country,” he said. “It will be exciting being at the start The pair completed their last race at the end of gate and knowing the people working it are from your January and since then have been training non-stop country who are cheering for you. I’m excited knowfor the games in March. Last month they spent a week ing that when I cross that finish line I will be able to at Panorama Mountain Village, where their vigorous hug my parents and my girlfriend instead of having to schedules included two hours of “gates” – racing down wait until I get home to see them.” a course that includes obstacles with the goal of getBoth teammates agree that they would much rathting the fastest time possible – and half an hour of dry er have an Olympic gold in their pocket than another land training. Then the pair would hit the hill for a World Cup overall title. few more runs. “We have both already won a World Cup overall “Our training is pretty high intensity,” Nick said. title, but Nick has never won an Olympic gold and “We are trying to get a lot more race runs in so we can I’m greedy – I always need more,” Chris said. “The get into race mode.” World Cup overall is nice, but you only get to keep it Since February 21st, the team has been at home for one year. This you get for four.” By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff
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On tour promoting their 2009 release Come Never, Vancouver vaudevillians, Maria in the Shower — featuring valley troubadours Brendon Hartley (seated in middle) and Martin Reisle (standing in foreground) — will make stops in Panorama and Invermere on Tuesday and Thursday nights. See Page 14 for more.
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Movie Review: Up in the Air Reviewed by Dave Sutherland “To know me is to fly with me,” says Ryan Bingham, the central character of Jason Reitman’s comedy, Up In The Air. As portrayed by George Clooney, Bingham – a man who fires people for a living – spends more time in the air, between destinations, than he does on the ground. He is a modern-day road warrior, rootless and nearly free of familial responsibilities, who has learned to live out of one ruthlessly packed carry-on bag. His goal is to be one of those few frequent fliers who reach the exalted 10 million mile mark. But after that, then what? All of his travelling seems to take
him further away from people; he rarely connects with anyone. His relationships, like the one he has with Alex, a female executive who also spends a lot of time in the air, are transitory and convenient. But a rare trip back home for a family wedding seems to make him doubt, momentarily anyway, the wisdom of his lifestyle. Clooney hits just the right notes in Up In The Air. His Bingham has an air of sardonic detachment, but Clooney also imbues him with a depth you don’t really expect from one whose world view is essentially shallow. Vera Farmiga is great as Alex, Bingham’s fellow road warrior, who appears, on the surface at least, to
be a perfect match for him. Anna Kendrick bubbles over with enthusiasm as Natalie, who is sent on the road with Bingham to learn the job, but learns more about life instead. Though it didn’t win any Oscars for any of its six nominations, Up In The Air is a great movie that delivers some solid laughs. It’s told with wit that is alternately biting and wistful, and perfectly illustrates the fine line between comedy and tragedy.
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Thursday, March 25th:
• 7 p.m.: Ron Verboom, director of the Headbanger Trail Race, will give tips on starting your outdoor fitness program at Radium Public Library. • St. Patrick’s Day party at Bud’s Bar and Lounge. For info: 250-342-2965.
• 5-6 p.m.: David Thompson Secondary School Leadership Class hosts a presentation on the Stephen Lewis Foundation in the school theatre. • 7 p.m.: Columbia Valley Cycling Society’s Annual General Meeting at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. Free pizza and beverages. For info: www.columbiavalleycyclingsociety.org.
Thursday, March 18th:
• March 10th-13th, 7:30 p.m.: It’s Complicated • March 17th-20th, 7:30 p.m.: The Tooth Fairy
• 7 p.m.: Columbia Valley Arts’ Annual General Meeting at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Election of officers, review of financial position and reception to follow. • 7:30 p.m.: A World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fairmont, with prayer for the people of Cameroon, Africa. For info: 250-342-3615. • Maria in the Shower performs at Bud’s Bar and Lounge. For info: 250-342-2965. • Norm Macdonald, MLA, is holding a meeting day in Invermere. To make an appointment, call 1-866870-4188.
Friday, March 12th: • March 12th-13th: Jonn Einerssen and Andrew Kiss exhibition at the Artym Gallery. Artists in attendance Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.3 p.m. Exhibition continues until March 21st. For info: 250-342-7566.
Saturday, March 13th: • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Women’s Workshop with personal development coach Sue Bawden at the Lions Hall, Invermere crossroads. A fund-raiser for the Family Resource Centre. Tickets $50. For info: 250-347-9199. • 10 a.m.: ICAN’s Annual General Meeting at Invermere Seniors Hall. For info: 250-341-7888. • 10 a.m.: Columbia Valley Life Sports introduces free Saturday runs. For info: 250-342-8737. • 2-4 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Tea at Christ Church Trinity, hosted by the Invermere Go-Go Sisters, in aid of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For info: 250342-6488.
Sunday, March 14th: • 10-11:30 a.m.: Nordic pole walking classes begin with Columbia Valley Life Sports. For info: 250342-8737.
Tuesday, March 16th: • 7 p.m.: Departures screens in the Cinefest @ Pynelogs film series at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. For info: 250-342-4423. • 7 p.m.: The documentary Crash Course screens at David Thompson Secondary School Theatre, part of the Chicken Little film series, hosted by the Columbia Valley Botanical Garden Society and Centre for Sustainable Living, and the College of the Rockies. • 7-9 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Quilters meet at Edgewater Community Hall. New members welcome. • Maria in the Shower performs at the T-Bar, Panorama.
Saturday, March 20th • March 20th-21st: Canada Post Showoff Freestyle Skier Weekend at Panorama Mountain Village. Saturday: 10 a.m. Kootenay Zone Freestyle Championships – children aged 15 and under compete in moguls and slopestyle; 7 p.m. Syndicate Rail Jam for skiers and snowboarders. Sunday: 10 a.m. Canada Post Canadian Series Slopestyle. For info: 250-342-6941.
Monday, March 22nd: • 7 p.m.: The Council of Canadians, Columbia Valley Chapter, is hosting a showing of the film Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water at David Thompson Secondary School, room 201. Free entry, refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, March 23rd: • 5:30 p.m.: 5th Element Fitness presents Spring Training boot camp/circuit program at Mount Nelson Athletic Park. Twelve week program held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. Classes by donation; 50 percent of all proceeds goes to help Deb Neault. For info: 250-688-8355.
Wednesday, March 24th: • 6:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Search and Rescue Annual General Meeting at Eagle Ranch. Election of directors and annual reports.
Saturday, March 27th: • 10 a.m.-noon: Windermere Community Association’s Annual General Meeting at the Windermere Community Hall.
Sunday, March 28th: • Indian cooking with Anahata Foods at Spring Health Foods. Learn how to make authentic vegan Indian cuisine. For info: 250-342-2552.
Monday, March 29th: • New spring sessions of Tamela’s yoga classes. For info: 250-342-5136.
Saturday, April 3rd: • 9 a.m.-noon: Annual Edgewater garage sale at the Edgewater Community Hall. Tables are free but limited. Call Mimi at 250-347-9868 or Tammy at 250-347-9324 and book today.
Tuesday, April 6th: • 7-9 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Quilters meet at Edgewater Community Hall. New members welcome.
Wednesday, April 7th: • Scotch seminar at Bud’s Bar and Lounge. Learn about what makes a great scotch. Only 30 spots available. Tickets $30. For info: 250-342-2965.
Tuesday, April 13th: • 6 p.m.: Is Anybody There? screens in the Cinefest @ Pynelogs film series at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. For info: 250-342-4423.
Wednesday, April 14th: • Opening event for Art From the Heart: Part 6 art show at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Featuring over 500 pieces of art from our talented and diverse group of elementary-school-aged kids. Exhibition runs from April 6th-24th. For info: 250-342-4423.
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By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Promoting their 2009 release Come Never, Vancouver-based Maria in the Shower — featuring valley natives Brendon Hartley and Martin Reisle — will bring their vaudeville-inspired live show to Panorama and Invermere next week, two stops on the band’s spring tour. In more than 100 appearances in the past two years, the band has shown a remarkable ability to captivate audiences of every stripe. Often described as a “folk cabaret” and inspired by vaudeville-era performance, the band’s music draws primarily on American roots influences (early swing, blues, folk). “But don’t assume too much from this description,” Mr. Hartley explained. There is an element of magic that fills the room when visual and theatrical elements are combined with outstanding musicianship. As you might expect, seeing Maria in the Shower is an experience that leaves a lasting impression. Mr. Hartley said the tour will be the first full promotional tour for Come Never. “We did a short, rather unannounced tour to all of the places where they know us well,” he said, “carrying a limited edition of the record. So some of our good friends and a few lucky happeners-upon have the album already.” Already, he said, the record is garnering the band some positive attention. “Attention here in the city has been really positive,” he said. “There is a very good review printed in
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the current issue of the Skinny Magazine. As for sales, we are long out of the limited run of 200 and, after this tour, we expect to be out of the next run of 500. Returning to their beloved Columbia Valley — Mr. Reisle grew up in Wilmer and Mr. Hartley on an acreage above Edgewater — the duo will be joined by band-mates Jack Garton and Todd Biffard. Often appearing in period dress, the band’s performances are a throwback to the days of dime museums. “The sounds and performances that have influenced us are vast,” Mr. Hartley explained. “Tom Waits — quite heavily at times — as well as Coco Rosie, but, as of late, there have been many more traditional influences, from eastern Europe to the midwest to right here at home. As Jack, our trumpet player and accordionist, recently coined, we are musical archeologists with the study of human origin in mind. We have looked to the past and found songs or lyrics that have been left in history’s vault and dusted them off and gifted new life into them. We also love and look for the things in music that evoke an instinctual human response — the moments that keep music free of segregation — and that is why we are able to play songs from the 1920s or ‘30s and not have people think we are dated or that they are being treated to a musical history lesson. This view is not limited to the sound we produce as we take a very similar approach in the theatricality, and visual aspects of what we present. We try to keep hold of some raw material formation in our navigation of performance and esthetics.” Maria in the Shower appears at Panorama’s T-Bar on Tuesday, March 16th, and at Bud’s, March 18th.
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Einerssen, Kiss showing at the Artym By Deanna Berrington Artym Gallery The Artym Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition with artists Jonn Einerssen and Andrew Kiss. Both Andrew Kiss and Jonn Einerssen are well known for their landscape paintings. Andrew paints primarily mountain landscapes while Jonn focuses on prairie scenes and seascapes. When Andrew Kiss begins a painting he will “go on a lot of hikes and field trips to gather reference material in the way of photos and sketches, some of which may not be used for years, some right away.” He comes up with an idea for a composition and uses reference to help achieve some of the details, and can use 20-30 or more photos for one piece. Jonn Einerssen starts with a more reflective process: “I first start painting with an idea or subject I would like to paint. I then pick a time of day or mood which will determine my palette. The medium, oil or acrylic, will be determined at this time.” Andrew prefers to work on one painting at a time: “I usually start with a rough sketch on the canvas and then I work on partial areas at a time with undercoat of a certain colour and working-in details, as I like to work a ‘wet on wet’ method. Some pieces I do let dry
a bit, in order to add certain highlights to finish off the piece.” When Jonn starts his painting he “will generally ‘block-in’ the painting in one sitting and leave it to dry for a day or two.” He will work on others during this time. The finishing will take another three to four days, once again in stages, due to drying concerns, contemplating changes or missed opportunities in the ‘block-in’ stage. Jonn also says, “I think the toughest part [of painting] is knowing when to quit, so as not to overcome the idea and feeling with technique.” Once finished an original, Einerssen says, “I don’t know if I ever realize when I am painting if what I am working on is good or bad. There are times where you’re in a zone and everything is flowing and I think these are ultimately the best paintings.” Kiss similarly says, “I don’t think you ever know if it is a great piece; that remains for others to judge. I feel at times, ‘Wow, did I do that?’ when I finish a piece, like a bit of an ‘out of body’ experience.” Join Andrew Kiss, Jonn Einerssen and everyone at the Artym at the gallery this Friday evening for the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. You can also meet these two amazing painters on Saturday, March 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out their work online at www.artymgallery.com.
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VILLAGE OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Village of Radium Hot Springs is considering an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw. The proposed bylaw (Bylaw Number 364) will affect the following property as highlighted below, with the following zoning change: Property description: • Lot 5, Plan 2885, District Lot 486, Kootenay District, located at 4924 Thouret Rd. The property is located within the C3 Tourist Recreation Commercial Zone. The zoning does not include a permitted use of ‘Secondary Suite’. This amendment will allow a permitted use of ‘Secondary Suite’ for this Lot only. All persons who believe that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed bylaw may submit written presentations to the Village of Radium Hot Springs, PO Box 340, Radium Hot Springs, BC, V0A 1M0 or Fax: 250347-9068 prior to the regular Council meeting to be held on March 24th, 2010 at 7:30 PM. The full bylaw and zoning map may be inspected at the Village Office, 4836A Radium Blvd., during regular office hours. For further information, contact 250-347-6455. Arne Dohlen Approvals Officer
DEPARTURES — Masahiro Motoki and Takashi Sasano embrace the normality of death with a touching, stubborn dignity in Departures, a Cinefest selection.
Cinefest to screen Oscar winner at Pynelogs Submitted by Cinefest Columbia Valley Arts Council It was all just a misunderstanding. “Departures, Cinefest’s March film, derives its name from a little misunderstanding we learn about in the film’s first act,” said Cathy Howard, Cinefest co-ordinator. The protagonist sees an ad in a paper and thinks he is applying for a job at a travel agency, when, in fact, the ad is meant to say “the departed,” or the deceased. This kind of understated quirkiness streams through this delightful and wryly funny film, which was named best foreign-language film at the 2008 Academy Awards. Departures opens with a meticulous and beautifully shot scene depicting a rite of passage from this world to the afterlife, in which the newly departed is cleansed, clothed, made up and positioned according to rules prescribed by years of tradition. We are then introduced to Daigo, a happily married cellist working in Tokyo. But things fall apart very quickly when his orchestra disbands and he suddenly finds himself out of work. Worse,
he comes to the devastating conclusion that he is simply not a star musician, and will not make it on the virtues of his talent alone. After an agonizing decision-making process, Daigo and his wife move to the small town where he grew up. This is when he inadvertently lands a job in a mom-and-pop burial company (specializing in ritual “encoffinments”), and so begins his journey into an entirely different lifestyle – one he is reluctant to take up at first, but which ends up teaching him many valuable life lessons. However, these lessons do not come without cost. With utmost sensitivity and no small amount of ironic distance, the director navigates serious emotional terrain with masterly flourish (the score is staggering), making his audience privy not only to the specialized world of the death business but also to one family’s struggle to make it in a complicated modern world. Departures will show at Pynelogs on Tuesday, March 16th at 7 p.m. $10 tickets available at the door. Limited seating. Light refreshments will be provided by Cinefest sponsor, Terroir Fine Dining and Catering.
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Teen skier Martin Grasic heading to K2 National Race in Ontario By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staff Martin Grasic has a reputation in the ski world for tearing up the slopes, a reputation he plans to lives up to at the K2 National Race in Collingwood, Ontario, on March 22nd. Since the ski Martin Grasic season began in November, 14-year-old Martin has won every race he has entered but one. His medal count stands at seven in just three competitions – including a gold medal sweep at his home hill of Panorama Mountain Village.
“I’m pretty happy,” Martin said. “I have had some good results throughout the season and I’m happy to have been successful up at Pano.” The K2 Provincial Series at Panorama Mountain Village was held on February 5th. Martin, a member of the Windermere Valley Ski Club, stole gold in the men’s Super G championship race, two other Super G races and a Giant Slalom, finishing more than a second ahead of the next competitor in each one. “It was nice to ski at Pano,” Martin said. “That definitely gave me an advantage – it felt really good.” A Grade 9 student at David Thompson Secondary School, Martin is the son of national ski coach Dusan Grasic and his wife Katarina. Martin first donned skis when he was only two years old and began racing with Windermere Valley Ski Club when he was five. Throughout the years, as Martin has climbed the ranks in skiing, his goal has always been the same – to
compete at the Olympic Games. After watching the games on television, and even travelling to Whistler, Martin is determined to reach his goal. “I’ve wanted to be in the Olympics since I was five years old,” he said. Winning the national championship in Ontario this month could put Martin one step closer to that goal. “I’m a little bit nervous; the snow in the east is quite a bit different than here,” he said. “But I have some confidence. I got third there at a race last year and my skiing has been very good this year.” The national championships are being held from March 22nd to 28th and Martin will be competing in three races – one Giant Slalom and two Slaloms. At this point he is the only member of the Windermere Valley Ski Club who has qualified for nationals.
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Tax-free savings accounts versus RRSPs Both Tax-Free Savings Accounts and RRSP accounts have their benefits and drawbacks. RRSP accounts allow investors to write off some of their income, often saving them plenty of income tax. TaxFree Savings Account contributions cannot be written off against income, but the withdrawals from the plans come out tax-free. Ask any retiree who is taking money out of their RRSP account and they’ll remind you that the withdrawals are definitely not tax-free. This leaves many investors asking the question of which account they should use to fund their retirement. Income sources The first issue investors should consider is where their income comes from. Those who are self-employed and own corporations have much greater flexibility in controlling their taxable income than those who work for someone else. Investors who are building up pension plans will have a potentially much different income situation in retirement than those who don’t. Those with pensions Individuals who work with an organization that provides pensions might want to consider a tax-free savings account ahead of an RRSP account. If an employee will receive a sizable pension in their retire-
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Our six Strata Managers are licensed under the Real Estate Services Act of B.C. For more information regarding their extensive qualiďƒžcations and experience, please visit our website at www.mountaincreek.ca.
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Open Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 1301 - 7th Avenue, Invermere
RADIUM HOT SPRINGS ESSO Automotive Repairs 7 days a week
GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL Freight & Passenger
7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs
• Structural Timbers and Posts • KD Tongue & Groove (Pine, Cedar and Fir)
• KD Bevel & Channel Sidings • Radius Edge Cedar Decking 5/4 and 2” • Wide Plank F/L Flooring
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For competitive prices and prompt service call: 250-342-3268 (plant) 250-342-6767 (office)
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Serving the Valley since 1995• #3, 109 Industrial Road #2, Invermere
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BOX 2228 BOX 459 742 - 13th STREET 7553 MAIN STREET INVERMERE, BC. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BC V0A 1K0 V0A 1M0 PHONE: 342-3031 PHONE: 250-347-9350 FAX: 342-6945 FAX: 250-347-6350 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Toll Free: 1-866-342-3031
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Doors Windows Flooring Painting/ Interior/Exterior • Kitchen Renovations
• Bathroom Renovations • Additions • Decks • Finish Carpentry • Basement Renovations
5077 FAIRMONT RESORT RD., FAIRMONT BC EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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• SANDING/ SWEEPING • Landscaping
• SNOW REMOVAL • Trucking • Property • All Grading Maintenance • Mini Track Hoe
Kari & John Mason
250.270.0821 Invermere • Panorama
• Drinking Water Systems • Duct Cleaning Service • Water Softeners • Whole House or Specialised Filtration including iron lters that really work! Call (250) 342-5089 385 Laurier Street Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
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1422 12A Avenue, Invermere B.C.
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4846 Holland Creek Ridge Rd. Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
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• Excavators • Mini-Excavators • Bobcats • Dump Trucks • Water Trucks • Compaction Equipment • Snow Plow • Sanding Equipment • Crane Truck • Mobile pressure Washing & Steam Cleaning • Underground Services • Site Prep & Demolition • Road Building • Land Clearing • Controlled Burning • Rock Walls • Rip Rap • Top Soil • Sand & Gravel
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HERE TO SERVE YOU • Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Fireplaces • Full Heating and Ventilation Systems Call for your FREE conultation and estimate Invermere
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Complete Automotive Repairs (Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash)
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From Framing to Finishing Al Tallman
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Time to Clean the Winter Sludge Out of Your Eavestroughs!
Time for Spring Pruning!
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Pioneer Classifieds thank you My thanks to you for your prayers and help since September. I am on a solid path to recovery from that bout of clinical depression. It has been a challenging time – depression is dark and alone. I am so grateful to have God, Jesus, friends, family and caring professional support. Depression is a disease that demands other people for recovery – others to reach in, grab hold and override my mind’s loud shouting of worthlessness and hopelessness. Your prayers, and BIG things as simple as your hugs and smiles, calls and visits have been essential pieces for me. I perhaps may look the same but it is so very good to feel well in my different, higher and stronger relationship with my faith, within myself and with you. Thank you. It’s lovely to be back. Blessings, Crisanna. Heartfelt thanks to all our family and friends for their gifts of food, cards, visits, phone calls and hugs during this difficult time. Many thanks to Reverend Sandy Ferguson for his comforting prayers and visits to Alice and family in the hospital. Gordon Ede and family.
Moving/ Downsizing Sale Saturday, March 13th, 9 am – 12 pm, 1722 - 8th Avenue, Invermere.
LADIES CONSIGNMENT SALE Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to clean out your closet! Closet Frenzy will be having its semi-annual ladies consignment sale April 2 & 3. Currently accepting spring and summer clothing in excellent condition. Call Layna at 250-3422270 or Carmen at 250-341-5022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check us out on Facebook.
announcement Alcoholics Anonymous. Open to all. Regular meetings of the Columbia Valley A.A. are held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at the Valley Connection, far end of the Service B.C. building, 625-4th Street, Invermere. The Radium Friendship Group meets at 8 p.m. Friday at the Catholic Church, east side of Main Street, Radium. Call 250-342-2424 for more info.
In Canada, in 1998, 82.6% of victims of unwanted sexual assault were women; 98% of the accused were men. WISH can be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling the emergency help line at 1-800-200-3003 and/or during the day at 250-342-4242.
s obituary s Kurt Heinz Drews
March 5, 1925-January 3, 2010
Kurt Heinz Drews passed away on January 3, 2010 in Berlin. A resident of Berlin, he spent many happy holidays with his wife Gerda in Canada, most recently in Invermere. Kurt was born in Berlin on March 5, 1925. After completing his apprenticeship as an aircraft mechanic he was drafted in 1942 into the German air force at the age of 17 years. He worked at the V1 rocket test site in Peenemunde before being trained as a pilot, and then flew in the Luftwaffe until the war ended. He was just 20 years old. Following the war he spent one year in a Russian prison camp before he escaped and made his way back to an impoverished Berlin. While foraging for food at a nearby farm, he met Gerda Kernchen, a pretty teenager who was also searching for food for her family. The pair fell in love and were married on Gerda’s 20th birthday, December 1st, 1947. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 2009. Kurt obtained employment with the Berlin Transit Authority where he worked as a mechanic until his retirement. Kurt and Gerda had two sons: Heinz, born in 1949; and Jurgen, born in 1953. Kurt was a lifelong admirer of Canada. His family remembers him
cheering himself hoarse for Canada in his Berlin living room back in 1972, while watching the famous televised Canada-Russia hockey series. When his eldest son Heinz emigrated to Canada in 1975, Kurt and Gerda seized the opportunity to spend all their spare time here, making 21 separate trips to this country. They travelled extensively throughout western Canada and the Yukon. In 1996 they moved to Invermere to be closer to Heinz’s family and spent six months of each year here, barbecuing, gardening, camping and playing with their grandchildren. Kurt loved the Columbia Valley and never failed to remark on the courtesy of the clerks in shops, the way people say hello on the street and the fact that drivers stop for pedestrians – behaviour not commonly seen in Europe. Their Westphalia van, “the green frog” as they affectionately called it, was a familiar sight in the valley. Kurt was a good husband and father. He is survived by his wife Gerda and sons Heinz Drews (Elinor Florence) of Invermere, and Jurgen (Christine Kraenow) of Berlin. He was a loving and generous Opa to his grandchildren: Daniel Drews, who predeceased him in 2001; and Janine Drews, Melinda Drews and Katie Caldwell, all of Invermere; and Patrick Drews (Sonja Scholz) of Berlin. Although ill with cancer, he was happy to welcome his first greatgrandson Kilian Drews of Berlin into the world in 2008. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
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announcement LEGACY KITCHENS Invermere SHOWROOM CLEARANCE! We have 2 displays for sale at AMAZING prices! Complete with countertops, hardware and some accessories. Come by Mondays - Saturdays, 9am – 5pm, 250-342-3577 #5-492 Arrow Road, across from the Airport.
Kidz Outlet Buy more – Save more Spring Break sale 20% - 50% off all clothing March 9th – 20th Open Tuesday – Saturday More details in store (below Lambert Kipp).
cheers & jeers Cheers to Canterbury Flowers for replacing my vase that fell from the roof of my car, rose and all! You’re a real Valentine!
Lost & Found Lost cat in Fairmont, grey with white horseshoe marking on his belly. Answers to Lucky, 250341-8262.
NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE Various sizes available. Now with climate controlled units. Call 250-342-3637
s obituary s Harrison, Lenora Sarah Metta
September 7, 1920 – March 1, 2010 The beloved mother of Leona McMillan (Bruce) and Susan Case passed away in Fernie early Monday, March 1st. She was predeceased by her first husband, Willie Penner, May 7, 1974 and by her second husband, Harold Harrison, November 19, 1992, her brother, Walter Verge Sr. and her sister, Barbara Duby. Metta was a life member of the Golden Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and an active member of Mt. Swansea for many years. Metta is survived by her two daughters, her brother Jim (Betty) Weston of Vernon, her sister Frances Hassi of Invermere, as well as four grandchildren, Lisa Plummer (Keith), Charlie Goodchild, Will (Loreen) McMillan, Tyler McMillan, and three great grandsons, Dylan, Blake, and Sean. A memorial service will be held in Invermere at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in honour of Metta may do so to: Golden Chapter #25, Order of Eastern Star (for Cancer), Box 1702, Golden, B.C., V0A 1H0. Loving and kind in her ways, Upright and just to the end of her days, Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a beautiful memory she left behind.
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STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250342-3166.
Room available in awesome large house in Invermere, $550 + split utilities, 250-342-0420.
2 bdrm basement suite, bright, close to D/T, $725, utilities included, available immediately, 403-613-3953.
Columere Park, bright, 1 bdrm furnished upstairs suite, private beach, quiet, $650/month, 250345-6524.
Pet friendly (well mannered dogs only), walk-out basement suite, 1 bdrm, furnished, Westside Park, W/D, $650, utilities included. Upstairs suite used some weekends only, 403375-0200.
house FOR RENT
Windermere, 3 bdrm house, 2 bath, wood stove, fenced yard, 7 appliances, references required, $1100 a month + utilities + DD, 250-498-6298.
Radium, Stanley Street, 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den, insuite laundry, laminate flooring, fireplace, A/C, 2 underground parking stalls, N/P, N/S, available November 1st, $1100/month + DD, utilities included, 403-472-8992.
You own it, we can store it! Secure, fenced compounds any size up to one acre. Secure containers available. Would also build building to suit for long term tenant. Zoned Heavy Industrial. Invermere Industrial Park. Phone 250-342-5297, 250346-3011 or 250-342-2100.
COMMERCIAL SPACE Financial professional looking for other professionals to share space with. I have a great location with excess room. Please call 250-270-0270. 864 sq.ft. warehouse space with loading dock, unheated, $656.25/month includes GST, available immediately. Call 250342-3637. 800 sq.ft. of prime retail space for lease in downtown Invermere, Lake Auto Building (fenced lot available as well). Call 250-3426369 or 250-342-3178.
RENTAL WANTED Pioneer graphic designer seeks affordable 1 bdrm unfurnished apartment for April 15th or April 30th, $500 - $650. Quiet, N/S, N/ P, no parties. Please call Zephyr 250-341-6299 days or 250-3429438 eves.
SHARED ACCOMMODATION Roommate wanted to share 3 bdrm townhouse in Radium, available immediately, $390/ month, includes laundry, utilities, high speed wireless internet, 250-347-7787.
SUITE FOR RENT CARRIAGE COURT APARTMENTS. Conveniently located behind Sobey’s within walking distance to downtown. 2 bdrm townhouse units, outside entrance. Sliding glass doors open onto balcony, overlooking private courtyard. Fireplace and W/D included in each unit. Long term preferred, N/P, $750 - $850/month + DD. Utilities not included. Available immediately, 250-342-8781. Hillcrest furnished apartments utilities included. 1 bdrm units, $600/month, 2 bdrm units, $800/month. 250-341-1182. Affordable accommodation in Invermere, $550 and up. Furnished, utilities, phone, cable, and some housekeeping/ laundry service included, 250342-6618. Radium, 1 bdrm furnished apartment, $650 including cable & utilities. Bachelor efficiency, $550, available immediately. DD, N/S, N/P, references required. Call Don or Susan, 250-342-6908 or 250-347-7775. 2 bdrm lower walk-out suite in Invermere. Very bright, clean, large lot, N/S, N/P, $875/month, includes utilities, available Jan. 1st. 2 bdrm, 2 bath upper suite, large decks and lot, very clean, N/S, N/P, $1000/month, includes utilities, available immediately, 250-342-9770. 1 bdrm, large walk-out bright, large windows, high 10’ ceilings, new quiet home, private backyard, walk D/T, D/W, N/S, N/ P, $850 inclusive, 403-922-8518.
Invermere, central, quiet neighbourhood. Spacious, bright newly renovated 1 bdrm suite, private entrance and patio, furnished. N/S, references required, $900/month including utilities, cable and internet, available April 15th, 250-3420399. Downtown Canal Flats apartment, new renos, F/S, W/D, 2 bdrm, unfurnished, N/P, N/S, reference required, available immediately, $650 + $325 DD + util, 250-342-3345 after 6pm. 2 bdrm large walk-out. Bright, large windows, private backyard, near Windermere Beach, N/S, N/ P, W/D, cable & internet, $700/ person, $850/2 persons, 250342-6162. New 2 bdrm + den/3rd bdrm, all appliances, N/S, N/P, $850/ month + utilities, 5 mins. from D/T Invermere, references required, 403-874-0483. 2 bdrm furnished apartment, all utilities, cable included, $900/ month, references, DD, near Laird School, 250-342-9636. Invermere 1 bdrm suite, walking distance to downtown, W/D, very clean, no partiers, N/P, $600/month, 250-427-0762.
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STOP RENTING - No Qualifying owner. Financing or rent-toown, 3 nice homes to choose from, 250-984-7787 or www. canadianhousingcorp.com. 1/2 duplex in Radium, 3 bdrm, 3 full baths, beautiful patio, BBQ, patio furniture, available immediately, 403-288-3743 or email email@example.com for information and pictures. 3 bdrm home in Windermere. Upper suite with lake views, just renovated including new appliances. $975 + ½ utilities. 250-342-8662. Downtown large 4 bdrm, available immediately, N/S, N/P, $1200/month + utilities, 250341-1650.
Cozy-older-furnished 2 bdrm house in hospital area. Cable, utilities included, $900/month + DD, references required, 250342-9636. Swansea Road, 2 bdrm house in Invermere area on ½ acre lot, W/ D, N/S, $900/month + util, 250342-9466 (Don or Laurie). Invermere 2 bdrm home, close to downtown. 5 appliances, carport, side yard, small pets negotiable, available April 1st, $900 + utilities, references required, 250-342-5901 or 250342-3214. Invermere, 3 bdrm, ½ duplex, $1050/month, available immediately, 250-342-3195. 3 or 4 bdrm + 2 baths, close to town, $1200/month + utilities, 250-342-1249. FREE month, Free cable, $885/ month, view on YouTube, search “riverparkbc”, in quiet development a couple minutes to Tim Hortons, new 2 bdrm house, ½ garage, all appliances, W/D, N/S, N/P, 250-345-2104.
3 bdrm, 2 bath + garage, N/P, N/ S, available now, $1350/month, 250-341-1182. New, 3 bdrm, single garage, insuite laundry, 1400 sq. ft. townhouse in Borrego Ridge, Radium. Available March 1st, $1300 + util, 403-875-0214. 1 bdrm + den, the Peaks, 6 appliances, fireplace, underground parking, storage, $850, includes all utilities, longterm, senior discount, 403-8166007. Black Forest Village unit available for rent immediately, 2 bdrm with garage, N/S, $1100/month. Call Keith for more info, 250 3411400. Bright & spacious upgraded 2 bedroom townhouse, laundry, single garage. Call 250-3421534, or email remi.plante@ gmail.com to move in today! Invermere, 2 bdrm townhouse, 1 ½ bath, garage, 5 appliances, available immediately, 403-2759653.
house for sale 9488 Westside Road, Wilmer
3-1005 7th Avenue, Downtown Invermere 250-342-4040 • www.1stChoiceRealty.ca
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2 bdrm + den condo in Radium. Fully furnished, 6 appliances, granite, cast iron fireplace, hot tub, pool, underground parking, long or short term rental, 403861-7754.
FREE 1960’s model 12’ x 52’ house trailer, to be moved, everything in working condition. Was occupied until November, some renos done in 1996, 250345-6270.
Architectural Shingles, 3000 sq.ft. dark green, used 16”x36” panels, $4800 OBO. 2’ x 8’ x 10” white Styrofoam insulation panels, best offer. Call Bob, 250345-6668 Fairmont.
1995 Land Rover Discovery 4.0L, V8, dark green, seats 7, electric sunroof, anti-lock brakes, all seasons, asking $4200. Call Glenn, 250-270-0666.
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8 acres of hay meadow, beautiful mountain views with great building opportunity, on town water, near Wilmer, Toby Hill Road. Price reduced $395,000, on town water. Call 250-3422802.
Dry Gulch Bungalow, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, clean, affordable, renovated, upgrades, $169,000. Call 250-342-9813.
12’ x 68’ 2 bdrm mobile home in Canal Flats trailer park. W/D, F/S, new floors & cupboards, jetted tub. Will consider rental purchase. For more info phone 250-421-7189 or 250-349-7576.
Family home in quiet area of Wilder subdivision, some renos. Priced to sell at $325,000. Call 250-342-9446.
Must sell, 3 bdrm mobile on pad in Juniper Heights. Asking only $29,500 OBO, 250-342-6813.
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Brand new 1600 sq.ft. D/T Invermere, 3 bdrm, 2 bath + garage. Reduced to $299,900 + GST, www.cedarwoodglen.com, 250-341-1182.
Priced to sell! Enjoy a 2 week share, (Name on Title), Marble Canyon Condo in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. Unit is 2500 sq. ft., 3 levels, 4 bdrms, sleeps 11, 3.5 baths, 2 family rooms and billiard room. South facing large deck, BBQ, A/C. Enjoy your summer week this year! Offers, call 780463-3654 or email hmlwarner@ shaw.ca for more details.
Affordable condo, downtown Invermere, fully furnished, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, $139,900, 250341-1182. Choice location, spectacular view, furnished, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 210 Poplar building, Peaks, Radium. Hot tubs, pool, $239,000, 250342-3234. Canal Flats Townhouse for sale, rent to own, $1450/month. Call today, 250-344-5594.
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Beautiful 12’ x 64’ trailer, 12’ x48’ addition on large pad. 4 bdrm, 1 bath, island kitchen, large dining area. New D/W, paint, laminate, tile, curtains and more. Wood burning stove, covered front deck, 2 enclosed outbuildings, large wood shed. Baja 250 quad included. A must see. Must sell deal! Windermere, $119,900, 250-342-5506.
LOT/ACREAGE FOR SALE 4967 Spruce Avenue, Canal Flats. Mobile home zoned lot, in quiet location, close to school, golf course, convenience stores and beach, $72,000. Call 250-3427179. 48 acres of view property overlooking the Columbia Valley, south of Golden, BC, with 2 rental homes and considerable timber value. This property offers longterm income as well as many building sites for the retirement home of your dreams. Asking $750,000. Reply to highclere@telus. net.
pets for sale 2 budgies; one white, one yellow, includes cage, 30’”x 16” x 36”. Must go to good home, $100 OBO, 250-347-9556. 10 gallon fish tank complete with pump and filter, plus 8 fish. Must go to good home, $100 OBO, 250-347-9556.
Misc. For Sale The Junke Shop “All kinds of stuff” Romance paperbacks, 4/$1.00 Other books $.50 - $3.00 2000 titles Website, junkeshop.ca 8288 Hobbit Road, Dry Gulch Free pickup and delivery Recycle reuse. Quality Top Soil & Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truck load, $70/pick-up load. Manure $100/ pick-up load, delivery extra. Call, 250-342-1268. Fine glass punch bowl with 24 matching cups, $125 OBO, 250342-3175. Acer Extensa, 5420 laptop with bluetooth, and crystal eye camera, 3 years old, personal use only, 250-342-6655. 3 used day passes for Panorama. Regular $61, selling for $45. 1992 Yamaha Ovation CS340 snowmobile, great condition, $1200, 250-342-7324.
Entire store inventory for sale: cabins & cottage country style accessories. Antique armoires, pottery, ornaments, original carvings, artisan coffee tables, beds, dining tables, blankets, rugs, jewelry, chairs, log bar stools, pendelton accessories, pictures, mirrors, loads of adorable bear, moose, frog and dog carved collectibles. Ideal for start up store or to supplement your inventory. Call 403-8083201. FREE, 2 Ikea pine twin/bunk beds, like new mattresses. Pick up this weekend, Fairmont, 403860-4097. Pacific Endeavor 8 man hot tub, 2 1/2 years old, $12,000 new, will sell for $8000, delivery and installation may be included. Queen brass bed, Italian “Polish Free”, beautiful piece, $2200 new, will sell for $400. Truck topper for 2008 F150, 5 ½ ‘ box, new $1500 (have receipt), will sell $750. Hand carved dining room suite, seats 8, one of a kind, $12,000, call to view on line. Beautiful hand crafted stone, propane firepits, call to view on line, 250-342-2551.
BEDS FOR SALE CALL 250-341-1966 250-342-9246
2006 Ford Freestyle Limited All Wheel Drive, loaded, heated leather. Blowout priced at $18,888.00. stk a0549a. 250342-2995.
1996 Plymouth Voyager 7 passenger van, safety inspected, perfect people hauler on a budget sale price, $2,995.00. stk bi342b. 250-342-2995.
2007 Ford F-150 Supercab Longbox 4x4 XLT, 5.4 engine, air, cruise, tilt CD and power group, safety inspected and serviced. Sale priced at $21,888.00. stk a0570. 250-342-2995.
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2007 Ford Ranger Supercab Sport, economical versatile truck. Selling at dealer cost, $10,832. stk a0552. 250-342-2995.
2006 Lincoln Mark LT 4X4, loaded including TV/DVD. Blowout priced at $23,888.00. stk bi338. 250-342-2995.
2006 Ford Fusion SE, top rated in safety and economy, sale priced at $13,888.00. stk a0555. 250342-2995.
2005 Nissan Altima, loaded with leather and much more, sale priced at $14,888.00. stk bi326. 250-342-2995.
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1997 Chev, 9 passenger Astro Van, less than 25km on $3000 new engine, $5500, 250-3421354.
Furnace & duct cleaning services using the patented rotobrush system. Call AQUAIR for free estimates, 250-342-5089.
1998 Ford Windstar Luxury Edition, 7 passenger, leather interior, $3000, 250-342-0718.
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1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass supreme, 4 door, low mileage, $1000, 250-688-0143.
DK Woodworks Kitchen refurbishing, furniture repair/refinishing, custom cabinets, mantles, bookcases, benchesâ€Śetc. for all your woodworking needs. 250-6881335.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 2003, 24-foot Travelaire travel trailer, head wall, rubber roof, walk-around clean bed, excellent condition in and out. Bought new in 2004, non-smokers, sleeps 6, asking $14,800, 250-342-5224.
BUSINESS FOR SALE Invermere Sears established retail/catalogue business. Interested parties please contact Mary Frances, 250-342-6901 or email invermeresears@telus. net.
services Philâ€™s Carpentry â€“ Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) â€“ 24/7. Not on valley time.
Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums â€“ sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207, email@example.com Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-3425089
Blinds, Drapery, Bedding Customized...plus a savings! High quality & lifetime warranty Commercial or residential Shannonâ€™s Blinds & Designs Call a professional today; for a free consultation 250-349-7507 or 250-342-5749 firstname.lastname@example.org Dog Grooming. Call now to make your appointment 250-342-6178. OVERHAUL YOUR RIDE For complete restoration & auto body repair. Vintage & classic models, domestic & import, custom body & paint, licensed with over 30 years experience. For a FREE estimate call SHAWN 250-347-9872.
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Wanting to enhance skills and clientele using CND gel and liquid and powder, hypo-allergenic products at my home salon. Get pampered in a clean and casual atmosphere. Limited offer, $30/ set. Call Tracy at First Hand Nails, 250-688-0286.
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Home daycare has full time spot available for age 3 years or older. Also available for March break and after school care. Reasonable rates, 250-342-0718. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Do you need help generating professional looking presentations, letters, reports, spreadsheets, and other correspondence? I will provide you with administrative services from my home office. Over 13 years experience, advanced courses taken in many MS Office applications, extremely detail oriented, and professional. Call Carmen at 250-341-5022 for more information.
Tile & Slate Installs Journeyman Tilesetter 30+ years experience Custom Steam Rooms, Showers and Floors All work Guaranteed Competitive rates. Call 250-341-5645.
careers REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Call 1-888-55EKIPC or go to www.ekipc.com for full ad. EKIPC is looking for contractors with pesticide applicators certificate and experience with integrated pest management. Must have excellent organizational skills. Tender deadline 9:00 pm (MST), March 18, 2010. The successfukl candidates will enter contract agreement with EKIPC, works completed November 15, 2010. Looking for food counter attendant. Full time shift work required, $11.31/hour. Please email resumes to th2647@telus. net or fax 250-341-3177.
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Maintenanceandgroundskeeping labourer required at Shadybrook Resort in Windermere. Full time for 3 months. Wide variety of duties. Phone 250-342-8662 or fax 250-342-9558.
Full time service station manager required to work shifts and start immediately at Gas Plus, in Fairmont, BC. $20.30/hour, duties include managing staff and assigning duties, good customer service relations, motivated and flexible. Must have at least 1 year minimum related experience, have knowledge of Versa POS, and info net systems, able to handle cash registers and Lotto machine, able to resolve customer complaints. Fax resume 250245-6600, attention Mr. Muhammad Azeem Jutt.
Fairmont Creek Property Rentals is accepting applications for Reception and Reservations. For a detailed job description and to apply contact info@ fairmontcreek.ca. Spur Valley Golf Resort is looking for a grounds crew position for the upcoming golf season. Experience preferred, but will train the right person. Please contact 250-347-6500 or email resume to email@example.com.
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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the position of:
DIRECTOR, FOOD & BEVERAGE Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a four-season resort located within the magnificent British Columbia Rockies. We have seven food and beverage outlets, along with a thriving group event business. We are currently seeking an experience Director, Food & Beverage on a year-round, full-time basis. Responsibilities for this position include: t Preparing annual F&B-related budgets and managing within approved guidelines t Ensuring that all managers and supervisors have completed and approved goals and objectives for each fiscal year t Ensuring that all BEOs are fulfilled to specifications of the client t Liaising with Sales and Marketing to ensure consistent, ongoing and effective marketing of F&B offerings t Working closely with Executive Chefs on menu selection, food costs, and inventory control t Overseeing the maintenance and cleanliness of all convention facilities t Contributing to overall strategic initiatives for F&B, and the Resort as a whole t Managing the Performance Management/Appraisal process for the F&B team t Working with Health and Safety Coordinator to foster safe workplace practices The successful candidate will possess a minimum of two years’ experience as a manager/ director in a multi-outlet environment, and prior experience with banquet/convention execution. Excellent customer service skills are required, along with a good working knowledge of budget and business planning, a strong attention to detail, excellent personnel management abilities, and a strong record of effective leadership.
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Klimek and English to staff MaxWell office in Fairmont
March 12, 2010 By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff To better serve its buyers and sellers in all ends of the valley, MaxWell Realty of Invermere has just opened up its third valley location. Jan Klimek and Ed English will staff the firm’s newest office in Fairmont Hot Springs, next door to Smoking Water Café on Hot Springs Road.
“Jan and I are excited to share the great news here,” Mr. English commented. “ We look forward to seeing old friends and new faces stopping in to say hello.” Like the firm’s founders, Scott Wallace and Daniel Zurgilgen, Jan and Ed were formerly ReMax realtors in Invermere. “The market has rebounded nicely since late fall 2009,” Mr. English commented, “and we ex-
pect a banner year in 2010. If you are thinking of buying or selling, let us know and we will as always be happy to offer our professional services.” With ‘realtors on duty,’ staffing at MaxWell’s Invermere and Panorama offices remain unchanged. With the addition of the twofor-one Klimek-English realty team, that brings the number of realtors on MaxWell’s growing roster to 10.
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Christian life requires a cross By Father Jim McHugh Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church Living a Christian life is a challenge. It means that we must make sacrifices every day. Whether the sacrifice is of our time or money, or of our skills or talents, it makes no difference. To be a follower of Our Lord demands those sacrifices, not once a week or once a month but every day. Jesus said in Luke 9:23, “Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’” In my own ministry, I have found that these sacrifices can be made with love and joy. Only three weeks ago I was asked to be the priest administrator of another parish in the diocese. The sacrifice was of my own time and talents and also of my comfort and leisure. For the Catholic communities of Invermere and Canal Flats, the sacrifice was of the convenience of a Saturday night Mass. Canal Flats also had to endure a change in Mass time and the temporary assignment of a new priest for
that Mass. For the community of Golden, the sacrifice was the loss of one Mass as well and the temporary assignment of another priest (me). In all cases these sacrifices are an opportunity for the faith to grow in these communities; a little tilling of the soil is sometimes a good thing. One of the questions that this whole situation raises for me is: in what ways have we become complacent or comfortable in our faith lives? Are our faith communities alive and vibrant, or are they maintaining the status quo? In many ways the answer to these questions is up to the individual. Lent gives us the opportunity to really examine how we are living our lives in light of Luke 9. During this Lent, let’s pick up our crosses and live as true followers of Jesus each day, supporting the Church by pitching in and working together as disciples of the Lord. Last month I was asked to be the priest administrator of another parish in the diocese. I accepted the position even though it would require sacrifices from not only me but my current parishes as well. Last Sunday I was rewarded when one of my parishioners said that a parishioner from Golden said to her: “Thank you for lending us your priest.” My dear people, from your priest: “Thank you for your sacrifices.”
World Day of Prayer in Fairmont Submitted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints On Thursday, March 18th at 7:30 p.m., the women of Cameroon invite us to join with them in the World Day of Prayer celebration as we affirm, “Let everything that has breath praise God.” As we pray with the women of Cameroon, we will learn about the country’s intricate cultures and social challenges, including concerns about the exploitation of children and the spread of HIV/ AIDS. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and
learn more about Cameroon and its unique culture and heritage. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on the World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Cameroon. A local World Day of Prayer service will be held on Thursday, March 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 5014 Fairway Drive, Fairmont Hot Springs. For more information, please contact Mary Ellen Jones at 250-342-3615, Helen Kip at 250-3426751 or Gwen Pratt at 250-341-5792.
Valley Churches Lake Windermere Alliance Church Sunday, March 14th, 10:30 a.m.: Worship and Life Instruction. “Your Story Matters . . . God in the Good and the Bad.” Special guest speaker, Mr. Matt Wilks. K.I.D.S. Church, for children ages 3 to 12, during the service. 7 p.m.: Sing and Celebrate Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • www.lakewindermerealliance.org Windermere Valley Shared Ministry ANGLICAN-UNITED Sunday 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-6644 • www.wvsm.info or www.christchurchtrinity.com Valley Christian Assembly Sharing Truth, Showing Love Sunday 10 a.m.: Worship and Word Kids’ Church provided. Pastor T. Scott Peterson 4814 Highway 93/95, Windermere 250-342-9511 • www.valleychristianonline.com Roman Catholic Church Sunday: 9 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs Church in Invermere 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Canal Flats 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 Sunday 10 a.m. Worship service 7 p.m. Special Praise, Special Prayer and Especially the Love of God Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worship Service, Sunday 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m. • Relief Society, Noon. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792
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