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Your Weekly Source for News and Events

Vol. 7/Issue 17

The Columbia


April 23, 2010

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SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT — Sydney-Anne Porter, the owner of AG Valley Foods, accepts one of two awards she received from four nominations at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards helf last Wednesday night at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Presenting the award is Gordon Green.

Newsmaker of the Year: Porter By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Sydney-Anne Porter, the owner of AG Valley Foods in Invermere, added to her impressive record of Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards after crossing the stage for two more on April 14th at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. The latest two awards resulted from nominations in no fewer than four of the 13 categories in the annual peoples’ choice awards. Her grocery store was nominated in categories for Retailer of the Year and Business Excellence (Central

Area). During the evening, Sydney-Anne accepted trophies for Business of the Year (16 or more employees) and Newsmaker of the Year. The award resulted from The Pioneer’s extensive coverage of her fight against the municipal government to have her store painted a unique shade of blue. Although she is typically seen with her hair up at work, last Wednesday night she let her expertly-coifed curls hang down — one last time, she said, before having it all cut off to be made into wigs for cancer patients. “And, thanks for supporting the blue store,” she said before leaving the stage.

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April 23, 2010

Valley NEWS

Lakeside condos up for auction again By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff In love with the idea of having a roomful of buyers and sellers together in the same place at the same time — combined with the excitement of a live auction — Doug McIntosh is hooked. The president of Chattan Holdings and developer of Lake Windermere Pointe condominium complex in Athalmer announced last week he will stage a second auction to sell off the remaining available units. “The bullet points on this one,” Mr. McIntosh commented, “are, one, it’s pre-HST, two, interest rates are still at an all-time historic low, and three, it will close out the remaining available units.” The development made history last October by staging the first real-estate auction in Canada. The sale resulted in

dozens of offers in a market that hadn’t seen any movement in months. “It motivated people to come to the valley that hadn’t been here in a year,” he said. “It was a new experience — new to us all — and convinced us to do that kind of sale again.” Starting bids on the remaining units, he said, have been set low — $85,000 to $180,000 on condos initially priced at $512,900. The forty condos up for auction feature 11 different floor plans of one and two bedrooms each. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 16th at the BMO Centre Stampede Park in Calgary. “We have one month to market the auction and one month to conclude it,” Mr. McIntosh explained. “How we do with this will help establish the timing of the development of the second phase of the project.”

AUCTION ACTION — Lake Windermre Pointe condominium complex in Athalmer will auction off the remaining units in its first phase of development next month.

Power line planners abandon Toby Creek crossing By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Under pressure from a loose coalition of local interest groups, the British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC) announced this week it would abandon plans for a controversial crossing of Toby Creek west of Invermere to build high-capacity power transmission lines to Golden. Seen locally as a threat to a fragile population of mountain goats that feed in the canyon below, the power lines were opposed by a number of groups including the District of Invermere council, the Regional District of East Kootenay board of direc-

tors, the Windermere District Rod and Gun Club, Wildsight and Toby Benches farmer John Zehnder. In an e-mail to supporters, Mr. Zehnder applauded the decision. “I know there are still major issues with the bigger picture impacts of the line which still need to be considered,” he said, “but at least we can be happy about this decision.” In a letter to the British Columbia Utilities Commission — the regulatory agency considering the merits of the project — BCTC said the alternative route was always under consideration, but couldn’t be fully considered until after the hazards of winter had passed.

The alternative route starts at the west side of the substation in Invermere and heads north-northwest. The route heads north for about 500 metres and then turns northwest towards Bear Mountain Forest Service Road, following a gully toward private property. The route then turns west, crossing the road, running parallel to the road and the private parcel to the north. The route crosses Bear Mountain Road again and continues to run parallel to and on the south side of the private parcel for another two kilometres. At that point, the fourkilometre mark, the route intersects the original proposed corridor and turns north onto an existing right-of-way over a private property.

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Detachment members trained to use Alcohol Sensor Device Locating and identifying impaired drivers in the valley has been given an edge in the recent training of all the members in the Alcohol Sensor Device. This is a small, hand-held tool for police that will allow us to detect those impaired drivers that have had too much to drink but who aren’t showing heavy indications of intoxication. The device is also a good tool to detect those few in the population that we describe as being able to hold their liquor. Over the years these people, often alcoholics, work up a tolerance and are able to mask their state of intoxication. The device will provide the officer with three options after the person blows into the device: pass, warn and fail. Pass and you move on; warn, you probably end up with a 24-hour suspension; and fail, you may find yourself in front of a data master for a breath test and eventual charges of impaired driving and driving over .08. Expect to see these devices used during stationary road checks. Also, when all three devices are in operation, each police vehicle will carry one. Weekly incidents • On April 15th at 2:45 a.m., Columbia Valley detachment members were on a routine patrol when a Ford Explorer was observed to be weaving in the lanes. An Alcohol Sensor Device demand was given and the 19-year-old male from Wilmer blew a fail. As a result he was given the breath demand. The male blew over .08 and is now charged with driving over .08 and impaired driving. • On April 16th at 8:10 a.m., RCMP attended a break and enter complaint at Inside Edge Sports Store. An alarm was activated at 4:20 a.m. The door had been damaged, however entry is not believed to have been gained. • On April 17th at 7:53 a.m., police responded to a complaint of break and enter at The Bistro restaurant. A number of cans and bottles were stolen, along with some food items. Investigation identified a suspect in a short time and the stolen property was located at a residence. A 47-year-old male well-known to the police was arrest-

ed and held in custody as he was already facing two other break-and-enter charges. The male was to appear in Cranbrook Provincial Court on April 19th. • On April 16th at 2:26 p.m., a local 31-yearold male was arrested on a Saanich police warrant for Breach of Probation. • Over the weekend, police responded to a number of disturbance complaints involving the same 22-year-old male from Edgewater. As a result of the last complaint on April 19th, the male was determined to be mentally unstable and was arrested under the Mental Health Act and taken to Invermere hospital then later transported to Cranbrook hospital. Golfer’s revenge Recently I emceed the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and I had some fun with it. Being in charge of sending the tables off to dinner, I had the golf clubs represented that night eat last for thinking that golf is a sport. Go figure! Golf is a great exercise tool, but hardly a sport. No jeers, please. If it was a summer sport, it would be in the Olympics. This last weekend I was watching a sport with my wife, hockey, and in the middle of the game Bev, wanting to educate herself and be in harmony with her husband, asked what a wrist shot was. As a dutiful husband I commended her for her thirst for hockey knowledge and explained what a wrist shot was. Thankfully this conversation was in the privacy of our home and not in an arena where other husbands may have overheard this question and looked at me as a failure. Bev, to ensure I knew she understood, made the following statement: “So it’s like when a golfer takes a full swing and gives it all they got, that would be a slap shot, and when putting on the green, that would be a wrist shot.” My first thought was that one of the golfer types obviously phoned her and put her up to it. That’s how spiteful these golfers are. Rather than drop the little dainty gloves they have and go face-to-face they sink to this all-time low – get the wife involved. My other thought was, ‘She really thinks this way.’ There are only two decisions to make now on which therapy to get involved with: a professional who can fix the damage done to my new view of hockey because of this vision I am now getting every time I see a slap shot or wrist shot, or therapy to save our marriage. Tough choice: hockey, marriage, hockey, marriage, hockey . . . Note: the reason this made the police report is to show that even during off-duty time we still have to deal with some scary stuff.

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Jody Fitzgibbon: 250-270-0377 RIDDEN TO RUIN — A recent snapshot of the desecration of Lake Enid’s fragile environment.

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By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff The Ministry of Forests and Range has issued a warning to drivers of off-road vehicles who plan to make the valley’s Crown land their playground. The announcement follows an incident that occurred at Lake Enid, west of Wilmer, on March 24th, causing environmental damage. The damage was likely caused by a four-by-four truck, said Lise Levesque, a compliance and enforcement supervisor with the ministry’s Rocky Mountain Field Unit. “We know that people with dirt bikes and big four-by-fours like to get out there,” said Ms. Levesque. “It’s a bit of a target area for off-roaders.” The soft spring terrain is extremely attractive to mud boggers, she said. By the time summer hits, the dryer ground discourages people from such activities, making the spring an ideal time to go off-roading. This year, she said, authorities will be cracking down on violators. During spring, summer and fall, the ministry will perform random patrols of Crown land where incidents have previously occured near Invermere,

Cranbrook, Golden, Revelstoke, Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks. Violators will be issued fines that range from $575 to $100,000, according to a ministry press release. “Most people value the experience and respect the land they are recreating on, but those who cause environmental damage will be held accountable,” said Pat Bell, Minister of Forests and Range. Last year, the ministry issued 20 tickets for violations of Section 46 of the Forests and Range Practices Act — damage to the environment — on Crown land. Ms. Levesque said people need to have “common sense” for such delicate locations. “Spring is a fragile time for the environment because nothing is rooted yet,” she said. All motor vehicle operators on forest service roads must have a valid driver’s licence for the vehicle they are driving and carry a minimum of $200,000 thirdparty liability insurance. Along with vehicle-related offences, uncontrolled camping at Lake Enid by a “mix” of locals and people from out of province, Ms. Levesque said, sometimes spills onto sensitive areas, threatening environmental damage. 10.25” x 1.8” “It’s a busy site overall for recreation,” she said.


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It’s only stuff By Brian Geis Pioneer Editor

I learned a few important lessons this week. On Tuesday, I got the call everyone dreads. My wife called me at work. “I’ve got bad news,” she said, “very, very, very bad news.” As soon as I heard the words, more than 100 billion nerve cells that comprise the intricate network of communications in my brain lit up like a Christmas tree in Times Square ... if Times Square was located on the strip in Vegas. In a frenzied autonomic instant, the thalamus sends the information to the hippocampus. The hippocampus forwards the message to the sensory cortex. The sensory cortex fires the data down to the amygdala and the amygdala alerts the hypothalamus. My heart is pounding and I am bracing myself for the news. Someone must have died, I thought, as my mind began racing over the possibilities. Felix, our two-and-half-year-old, she said, was tugging on the power cord to my 15-inch G4 PowerBook and pulled it off the top of the dresser in the guest bedroom. The plug, receptacle and brushed aluminum case at the left, rear corner were badly mangled. It might never work again. “I’m really, really sorry,” she said, “I should have been keeping a closer eye on him.” It was not an overreaction, knowing how anal retentive I can be about my prized possessions: my cameras, my guitars and general gadgetry. What she did not know was the night before I was up late re-reading the teachings of the Buddha on impermanence. Things come and go, he said. It’s best to not get too attached to them, material possessions can be a barrier to happiness. “Don’t worry about it,” I said as relief washed over me. “I will take a look at it when I get home.” Employing only a pair of needle-nose pliers, I unmangled it, MacGyver-ed it back together and I am happily using it to type this editorial. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to back up your data.

Relaxing on the Forster Ranch, 1904 In this image, dated 1904, Meda Hume (the wife of MLA Harold Forster), Sarah Brehaut, Mrs. Brehaut and Mrs. Hume (Meda’s mother), relax under a tree on the Forster Ranch near Radium. If you have any more information, e-mail us at Photo (1873) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Thanks for help in difficult times Dear Editor: I would like to express a sincere appreciation and thank you to the fantastic few who helped my family and I through a very difficult time this past week. My uncle, Mark Daniells, was a devoted father and extraordinary friend, whose sincere generosity and good heart touched the lives of so many. His life was abruptly taken from him in a sudden and tragic avalanche in the Bugaboo Provincial Park on April 5th, 2010. For those who had the pleasure to know him, Mark was a remarkable spirit, whose passion for life inspired us all to live life to the fullest.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to Marko Shehovac of the Columbia Valley RCMP for all of his kindness and support throughout this difficult time. We would also like to thank Peter Reid, good friend and local branch manager at CIBC, for all of his diligence, hard work and kind-heartedness. Your compassion and support during this challenging time has been a breath of fresh air and we truly appreciate you. The love and support we have received from our community has been overwhelming and we cannot express our appreciation enough. Jessica Bailey, Invermere

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Sentences in pot cases should be more severe Dear Editor: Regarding the recent letter, “RCMP’s war on drugs misguided,” in my opinion, writer Russell Barth is plenty more misguided in his defense of pot usage than the RCMP is in their attempts to curtail all aspects of this illegal activity. There are a few simple facts known to all players in this and other crimes that are not being addressed. The most important is that these crimes are dealt with in our courts as if they were minor misdemeanors. This sends the message to all users that the practice is tolerated if you pay a small “user fee” to the government when caught using, growing or distrbuting marijuana. That simple fact is why drug cultivation and usage in this country is common recreation among many decent people and not viewed as the crime it really is. Give the RCMP a break! They enforce laws, they don’t make them or have much influence in developing them.

Barth suggests that cops help gangsters and deprive people of billions in tax revenue — what a ridiculous statement. It is clear our prisons are full of criminals lubricated in their life of crime with drugs of all sorts. It is rare to find one who has not been negatively influenced by drugs and most will admit it all started with a little “harmless pot”. Barth suggests that pot “actually fights cancer”. Pot IS a cancer among our youth, nearly sanctioned by our courts and the likes of people like him promoting it. The monetary penalty should be set at 10 times the value of the pot found and a minimum jail term of 10 years for first offenders. That would immediately remove the recreational user and grower from the picture. It might sound harsh but in some places on this planet you would be shot for simple possession. A.W. Shier Canmore

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Government secrecy obscures the facts from public scrutiny Dear Editor: Unscrupulous governments across Canada are increasingly using privacy legislation to keep the public in the dark. Gordon Campbell, within days of getting elected in 2001, slashed the budget of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, making information requests almost pointless. Adopting Steven Harper’s tactic of “secret government,” Campbell has altered the purpose of B.C.’s formerly robust Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Campbell’s Amendment 21 to Bill 30 made joint projects between the B.C. government and private industry secret for 50 years. Public-private partnerships and the privatization of services, in many sectors, are beyond public scrutiny. For example, the Coastal Ferry Act puts the semi-private BC Ferry Services Inc. beyond the reach of even B.C.’s Auditor General. The massive outsourcing contracts the B.C. government made with Maximus to manage B.C.’s private health records are secret. Secret are the contracts that transformed BC Hydro’s transmission division

into the separate B.C. Transmission Corporation. Secret are government contracts with Accenture, a company that replaced 1600 BC Hydro administrative, accounting and technology staff. The back-door “run-of-river” scheme, designed to bankrupt BC Hydro, is a story in itself — the biggest rip-off of public assets in Canadian history. If these are such good deals for British Columbians, why are hydro rates expected to skyrocket 33 percent in the next four years, eventually reaching parity with California? The Campbell majority easily passed Bill 23, which removed “public” from “public enquiry.” Secret “public enquiries” are so handy for Campbell. Lessons learned from the six-year-old — and yet to go to trial — BC Rail corruption scandal? Secrecy (and time) are just some of the weapons of the Campbell and Harper governments. Be aware of it. Make others aware of it. Read, listen, discuss, vote, write letters, sign the HST petition . . . please, do something — or lose it all. Bryan Stawychny Edgewater

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Reader ridicules wreckless runners Dear Editor: I would like to use your newspaper to pose a question to a certain portion of the population. These people can be short or tall, male or female, fat or thin, young or old and everything in between. They walk and jog and run and bike, but they have a few things in common. They like to move around in periods of low light. They prefer to proceed on the right-hand side of the road, backs to the traffic. They favour dull

or dark clothing and disdain reflective materials. Some like to move two or three abreast. Here is my question: are you suicidal or just plain stupid? If you are suicidal, I am sorry for your personal misery but you have no right to involve some innocent second party as the instrument of your demise. If you are stupid, for the love of God, wise up before someone gets killed. R.J Wass Wilmer

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High school students win BC Green Games By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff Students at David Thompson Secondary School won $1,000 and provincial recognition as their “Food Miles” project was among 10 winners selected in the annual Green Games competition. Teacher Alison Bell said all students were enthusiastic about the project when she proposed the idea. Food miles represent the distance food travels from where it is grown to where it is purchased or prepared. “We thought it would be kind of fun to estimate how much carbon we were decreasing by sourcing our food locally,” said Ms. Bell, who holds a Master’s degree in Food Security. Her research is focused on food security in the Columbia Valley. She calls the valley “food insecure,” which means we’re reliant on food from outside the valley. She stressed the importance of sourcing food locally, an idea students are buying into. “Supporting local farmers is better for the economy,” said 17-year-old Darnell Hopkins, whose father, Fred, owns Hopkins Harvest, a Windermere produce store.

Yannick Jannsch, left, and Dean Matheson, right Darnell called the valley’s food miles “outrageous” and said that if you do the math on transporting food, it’s a simple answer. “It’s better to drive it on a 15-minute trip rather than a 24-hour trip,” he said, adding “lazy people” are to blame, since they look for the most convenient options. “Everyone is trying to find the easier route instead of the healthier route.” International transfer student Yannick Jannsch from Cologne, Germany, said the project results surprised him.

“I didn’t think it would be that much,” the 17-yearold said about the miles saved by sourcing food locally. He said Cologne and the Columbia Valley are similar, with lots of farm land, but the valley has more food to go around due to lower population density. Much of the food served in the Rocky Mountain Café at the high school comes from local producers, including the school’s greenhouse. According to the report, the students saved 12,430 kilometres by sourcing food locally. Sourcing local produce — including wheat, pork and vegetables — cost a mere 210 kilometres. The time saved on the road ended up yielding a net reduction of 620 kilograms of carbon, something the students were very proud of. “We made quite a difference,” 19-year-old Dean Matheson said. He said people shrug off the idea that buying locally can make a difference, adding that the results speak volumes. “Every little person makes a difference.” Darnell said the team wasn’t trying to win the contest, but to simply advance the idea. “I think by winning,” he said, “we were heard.” Ms. Bell said the money will fund food initiatives.

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Canal Flats seeking assent to replace old milk truck with modern fire tanker By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff The Village of Canal Flats is proposing to enter a renewable lease agreement to buy a new pumper and tanker fire truck. The lease, through the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, is for a maximum Bruce Woodbury amount of $275,000 to purchase the new truck. Annual lease payments are slated to be $30,500 in the first five years and $28,500 for the final five years, based on interest rates of 1.25 percent. “The village’s current truck is an antiquated piece

of equipment,” said Canal Flats Mayor Bruce Woodbury. In the seven-page report submitted to council, Gary Hovdebo, a fire engine pump systems specialist, stated that the department should move towards “more of an independent water supply” and not become dependent on the hydrant system. The proposed truck would have a two-man cab with a diesel engine, automatic transmission, and a 1,600 gallon water tank. The report suggests a 2009 model as opposed to a 2010 since some “bugs” need to be worked out of the newer model. “It’s at the top of my priority list for the fire department right now,” said Stuart Moore, fire chief of Canal Flats. “It’s a substantial upgrade.” The secondary truck at the fire department is a 1980 GMC model and a converted milk truck, according to Mr. Moore. Council will seek approval for the purchase by the alternate approval process. Under this process, the proposal can be defeated if 10 percent

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or more of the population in Canal Flats registers their opposition to the idea. According to the report, there are 560 qualified electors in the village able to vote on the approval process. In order to successfully oppose the approval, 56 or more votes of opposition are required by June 4th, 2010. The mayor said being without a primary truck can cause lots of problems, leaving people vulnerable. “We’ve been extremely lucky, so far, that we haven’t had an extreme building fire or situation that has put us in the situation of not being able to control it,” said Mayor Woodbury. The people of Canal Flats are “not being protected the way they should be,” according to Mr. Moore. “This will make it safer for the firefighters going out on a call,” he said. The village currently has a volunteer team of 15 firefighters. If the alternate approval process succeeds, the village could have a truck as early as June 2011.

Thanks to all those who were part of an exciting season for Panorama. To all our guests, home owners, local community and new ownership group, thank you for all the support. To our amazing staff, thanks for your hard work and endless energy. We would like to recognize some key staff who were this seasons staff award winners;

Animation – Phillipa McKay Rookie of the season– Glen McKenzie Safety – Scott Boyce

Rock Solid – Andrew Dineen Mentor – JC Morel Legend – Bruce Devlin

Big thanks to all those who volunteer their time to numerous race and special events we host throughout the season. To the mountain friends, always a guest favorite, we are lucky to have such amazing ambassadors showcase our resort. Lastly we would like to thank our Valley Shuttle drivers, Jim McElroy and Bruce Marshall, for doing an outstanding job this winter ensuring our employees, guests and community members got to and from the resort safely. Hope to see you on the golf course and resort this spring! Stay tuned into upcoming events and employment opportunities;

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What’s Happening in the Columbia Valley

Music • visual arts • dining • Bar Scene • entertainment • performance ARTS MOVIE REVIEW




Sheep in the Village The Friends of Kootenay National Park will launch their new book, Sheep in the Village, on Tuesday, April 27th at 7 p.m., at the Prestige Inn in Radium Hot Springs. See Page 21 for more.

Wings Over the Rockies Art Show April 27 – May 16. Artist Opening Wed April 28 from 7 to 9 pm.

2010 Spring/Summer Events What does ART mean to you?

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Art From the Heart – Part 6

April 6 to 25 at Pynelogs. Gallery Open Daily from 11 to 4 pm.

Visit for our current events calendar, or call 250-342-4423.

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Music • visual arts • dining • Bar Scene • entertainment • performance ARTS

Movie Review: Crazy Heart

Reviewed by Dave Sutherland Jeff Bridges won a well-deserved Academy Award for his nuanced and heartfelt performance as an aging country singer in Crazy Heart. He plays Bad Blake, an alcoholic with a string of ex-wives, who has been reduced to gigging in bowling alleys and gin joints since his once-flourishing career hit the skids. Bad is a poster-boy for burnout. He smokes and drinks to excess, is overweight, doesn’t exercise, and lives on junk food. He’s quit writing songs and he’s not averse to playing the odd show while drunk. He has almost completely succumbed to the rigors of the road and the vagaries of capricious fortune. But a chance encounter with an aspiring reporter, and a near-tragedy, rekindles the creative spark within Bad

that made him a once-admired songwriter, and offers him a chance at personal redemption. I don’t think I’ve ever disliked a Jeff Bridges performance. Even when the movie is mediocre, his acting transcends the material. In Crazy Heart, he plays a man who is grizzled, worn down, and seemingly on his last legs as a performer. But you sense a tenacity to the character, a soul-deep stubborness that keeps him going when others are ready to give up on him. Writer-director Scott Cooper, who adapted Thomas Cobb’s novel, surrounds Bridges with an outstanding supporting cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal, as the young mother Bad befriends, deserves an Oscar of her own for her performance; she seems to disappear into her role. Robert Duvall, as Bad’s old friend Wayne, gives what has

become the standard Duvall performance; he is both natural and outstanding. You may not have thought of Irish actor Colin Farrell as a country singer, but he acquits himself well as a former sideman of Bad’s who has ascended to stardom. Avatar was also released on video this week. It tells a topical tale in an epic way, and is full of flash and spectacle. Crazy Heart is its polar opposite. It’s told in a more personal style, simply and straightforwardly. It depends on character and story, rather than special effects, and it’s a wonderful movie.



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Toby Theatre • Closed until May 12th

Friday, April 23rd: • 1-3 p.m.: Coumbia Garden Village Open House. Come for tea, goodies, a tour, and enjoy music by Marty Beingessner.

Saturday, April 24th: • 9:30 a.m.: Wilmer Wetlands Clean-up. Meet at Wilmer Community Hall. Bring water, rubber boots and work gloves. • 10 a.m.: Valley Pride Operation Clean Sweep. In Invermere, meet at Pothole Park to receive directions to designated clean-up areas. For info: 250-3423353. In Edgewater, meet at Edgewater Community Hall. Free BBQ/pop/chips for all volunteers at noon. In Windermere, meet at Windermere Community Hall. Enjoy a beverage and a treat at noon. • 11:30 a.m.: Columbia Valley Bighorns football team play Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Wild at the Bighorn football field. • 7 p.m.: Meet on Higher Ground’s “Supper and Sounds” evening. Enjoy Caribbean cuisine while listening to the sounds of Sarah Osadetz. $25 per person or $60 for a dinner for two with a bottle of wine. For info: 250-347-6567. Reservations required. • 9 a.m.: Big Momma’s Swap-N-Sale at Invermere Community Hall. Admission is $2. Proceeds go to the Invermere Community Play Group.

Wednesday, April 28th:

Friday, May 7th:

• 7-9 p.m.: Wings Over the Rockies: Art Show opens at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. More than 20 distinct artists present their works of art on the theme, “Wings Over the Rockies.” For info: 250-342-4423.

• 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Wings Over the Rockies Ecotourism Presentation and Lunch with Carol Patterson. The presentation will discuss the many shapes that nature-based tourism can take, from tour packages to wildlife festivals, and what it takes to be successful. For info: www.wingsovertherockies. org or 250-342-9464.

Thursday, April 29th: • 7-9 p.m.: The newly formed Council of Canadians, Columbia Valley Chapter is having a meeting at David Thompson Secondary School, room 201. Looking for new members. For info: www.canadians. org.

Friday, April 30th: • 6-9 p.m.: Opening reception for Brent Heighton and Elizabeth Wiltzen exhibition at the Artym Gallery. Artists also in attendance on Saturday, May 1st, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, May 2nd: • 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Columbia Valley Cycling Society will be holding its 3rd Annual Bike and Gear Swap at the Invermere Community Hall. Bring your gear in between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The sale will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For info: www.

Monday, May 3rd: • 7-9 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Quilters meet at Edgewater Community Hall. • Wings Over the Rockies Festival. Activities include guided nature walks, Columbia River floats, voyageur canoe trips, hikes in the grasslands, workshops and Wings gala banquet. For info: 250-342-4423. • May 3rd-9th: Wings Over The Rockies: Little Peeps’ Art Show at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Art by children of the valley’s early childhood centres. For info: 250-342-4423.

Monday, April 26th:

Tuesday, May 4th:

• 7 p.m.: Ladies Night Out at the Lake Windermere Alliance Church. Enjoy music, humour, special speeches, food, fun, and fellowship. Tickets $8. For info: 250-342-4454.

• 7-9 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Quilters meet at Edgewater Community Hall.

Tuesday, April 27th:

• 7 p.m.: Wilmer Waterworks Improvement District Annual General Meeting at Wilmer Community Hall. • Birdsong Singalong Dinner at Windermere Community Hall. A “fowl” dinner, catered by Anne Riches, entertainment by the Valley Voices, and a fun-filled evening of birdsong. Joint fundraiser between Wings Over the Rockies and Windermere Community Association. For info: 1-888-342-9464.

• 5-7 p.m.: Panorama Foundation Annual General Meeting at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. • 7 p.m.: Book Launch of the Friends of Kootenay National Park’s book “Sheep in the Village” at the Prestige Inn, Radium Hot Springs, followed by the Annual General Meeting. For info: www.

Thursday, May 6th:

Thursday, May 13th: • 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Navigating Childhood: A GPS Approach to Children’s Success, a workshop for parents, child care providers, and early childhood educators. Presented by the Windermere Vallley Early Childhood Development Team. Tickets $20 per person or $30 per couple. For info: 250-3429576. • May 13th-15th: Royal LePage National Garage Sale event. Proceeds go to the Women’s Shelter in Invermere. Drop off items of good quality at Royal LePage on May 13th and 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No large appliances please. The garage sale will be held on May 15th. For info: 250-345-4000.

Saturday, May 15th: • 10 a.m.: East Kootenay ATV Club meeting at Windermere Community Hall. They plan to have a ride after the meeting for those who are interested, so pack a lunch.

Tuesday, May 18th: • 7-9 p.m.: Steamboat Mountain Quilters meet at Edgewater Community Hall.

Wednesday, May 19th: • 7-9 p.m.: Opening reception for Impasto art exhibition by Karla Pearce at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Exhibition continues until May 30th. For info: 250-342-4423. • Allison Lickley performs at Bud’s Bar and Lounge. For info: 250-342-2965.

Saturday, May 22nd: • 1-4 p.m.: Valley GoGo Sisters host a sale of handmade Kazuri Jewellery from Africa in aid of the Stephen Lewis Foundation at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.

Wednesday, June 2nd: • Literacy Charity Golf Tournament at Radium Resort. Gourmet breakfast, awards banquet, live music, prizes. Registration $125. For info: 250-3476266.

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Little peeps very excited for Wings’ upcoming art show Sonshine Children’s Centre is now accepting registration for September 2010 preschool . • 3 year-old classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings • 4 year-old classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE Tuesday April 27, 5-7 PM Monday May 3, 9-12 AM

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By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff Tiny artists will soon have their art featured at Pynelogs Cultural Centre as part of the upcoming Wings Over the Rockies Festival. The art show features the works of budding artists aged 18 months to four years old. Four valley child-care centres and pre-schools will submit the work of their wards, including Sonshine Children’s Centre, Windermere Valley Child Care Society, Little Badger Early Learning Centre and the Strong Start Program. Both Little Badger and Sonshine Children’s Centre are working on a bird

theme for their artistic creations. “The kids are very excited about having their art on show,” said Sandy Kalesnikoff, a teacher at Little Badger Early Learning Centre. Pynelogs spokesperson Jami Scheffer said it was a logical step to include the wee ones this year. “It made sense to host another show for the younger kids,” she said, adding that older children have their own art shows, Art From the Heart for elementary-school students and Reach for high-school students. The creations from the pint-sized painters will be on show from May 3rd to 9th at Pynelogs’ gallery, open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Kickboxers to compete he said, adding Ms. Undershute’s teaching methodology gave him a better outlook on life. “You always have this to come to, to have a reTwo Invermere kickboxers are on their way to lease,” he said. Duncan this Saturday, April 24th, for their first amaIt has been a learning curve in flexibility for Mr. teur fights. Montgomery who went from not being able to kick at Doug Montgomery and Chelsea Osterlund have hip height to now throwing his menacing legs above been training for more than a year with black belt in- his head. structor Luraina Undershute, who has been coaching “You have to be disciplined,” he said. in the valley since 2002. It was discipline that The fight is being landed Luraina Underpromoted by Wally Petroshute in some elite comvic, Ms. Undershute’s pany as a professional long-time trainer, and is fighter. With a professionsanctioned by the Interal record of 15-0, includnational Sport Karate Asing nine knockouts, the sociation. Ahead of their 32-year-old has transifirst matches, the kickboxtioned into the life of ers paid respect to their teacher and mom to four teacher. kids. “She’s wicked,” said Being a World No. 1 Ms. Osterlund, who trains kickboxing champion and five days a week with Ms. mother didn’t work for Fighters Chelsea Osterlund and Doug Montgomery Undershute at her home the bantamweight bruand gym when not worknette and it became diffiing one of her two jobs. cult to shift from fighting to family. “I wouldn’t want to be trained by anybody else.” “When you get to that mental state it’s hard to In the beginning, the 24-year-old signed up for turn off your aggression,” said Ms. Undershute. kickboxing for fitness benefits, but it quickly became Retiring from kickboxing as world champion, she the focus of her training and it has become “every- is now coaching athletes like Ms. Osterlund and Mr. thing” to the lightweight. Montgomery. She is confident her two tenacious comDoug Montgomery, a 39-year-old heavyweight petitors will be successful this weekend. who got his start in karate and boxing, is looking for“Doug is a natural born scrapper, so I’m not too ward to his first bout. worried about him and Chelsea has worked really “I like to see how far I’ve progressed at this point,” hard,” she said. By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff


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250-342-2168 • e-mail: Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Food & Beverage Congratulations to Toni Broadfoot of 1241 – 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC (250) 342-9268 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Employee of the Year

The envelope, please... The valley’s business community gathered at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on April 14th for a wonderful dinner, and entertainment provided by comedian Glen Foster at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Business Excellence Awards. Listed here are the top four nominees in each category, in alphabetical order. The names of the winners appear in red. Congratulations, winners! PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Sponsored by: Moondance Technology • BJS Accounting • CMK Wealth Management • Bank of Montreal • Smith Green Andruschuk LLP TOURISM / HOSPITALITY Sponsored by: AG Valley Foods • Bighorn Meadows Resort • Copper Point Golf Club • Eagle Ranch Golf Resort • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort FOOD AND BEVERAGE Sponsored by: CIBC • Anne Riches Catering • Black Forest Restaurant • Eagle Ranch Golf Resort • Hoodoo Grill BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – NORTH AREA Sponsored by: Walter J. Pearce, Kootenay Group Insurance Planners • Bighorn Meadows Resort • Park Inn • Radium Resort • Spur Valley Golf Resort

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Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

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RETAILER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by: Radium Resort • AG Valley Foods • The Bargain! Shop • Essentials Department Store • Valley Spas ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR Sponsored by: Community Futures East Kootenay • Canterbury Flowers • Fubuki Sushi • The Stem Floral Design & Giftware Ltd. • Three Bears Gift Store EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by: Fairmont Mountainside Villas • Toni Broadfoot, Bank of Montreal • Brian Daviduke, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort • Erna Harris, The Bargain! Shop • Michele McGrogan, Columbia Valley Pioneer BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – CENTRAL AREA Sponsored by: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort • AG Valley Foods • Autowyze Services Inc. • Kootenay Savings Credit Union • The Bargain! Shop CONTRACTOR/TRADE/BUILDER Sponsored by: Invermere Home Hardware • Dusk Building Systems • Hi-Heat Insulating Ltd. • Invermere Electric Ltd. • Roadrunner Glass Continued on next page . . .

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Congratulations to 906 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-3330 Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards


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News Maker of the Year Congratulations to

Parkside Place in Downtown Invermere

WINNERS — In front, left to right, are Daryl and Wendy Stankewich of Three Bears, Carrie Rickards of Essentials, Janice McGregor of Kootenay Savings, Sydney-Anne Porter of AG Valley Foods, Leslie Hecher of The Bargain! Shop. Back row, Gordon Green of Smith Green Andruschuk, David Dupont of Fairmont Mountain side Villas, Brian Schaal of Copper Point Golf Club, Jim Walters of Bighorn Meadows and Toni Broadfoot of Bank of Montreal. Anne Riches of Anne Riches Catering and Donna Hazelaar of Hi Heat Insulating were absent when the photo was taken.

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – SOUTH AREA Sponsored by: Fairmont Business Association • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort • Fairmont Mountainside Villas • Hoodoo Grill • Valley Alley Bowling Centre

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – 16 OR MORE EMPLOYEES Sponsored by: Smith Green Andruschuk LLP • AG Valley Foods • Fairmont Mountainside Villas • Invermere Hardware & Building Supplies Co. Ltd. • Tim Hortons

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – 1 TO 15 EMPLOYEES Sponsored by: Eagle Ranch Golf Resort • Bank of Montreal • The Bargain! Shop • Kootenay Savings Credit Union • Palliser Printing

NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by: The Valley Echo • Deirdre (Dee) Conklin • Sydney-Anne Porter • Sheila Tutty • Marko Shehovac • Dave Sutherland

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Which type is your financial advisor? The category of financial advisor is very broad and crosses many regulatory bodies. This often leads to a great deal of confusion with the investing public. Here is some guidance about the main types of financial advisors, their qualifications and by whom they are governed. Life Insurance Advisors All financial advisors may become licensed for life insurance if their employing firms have the capabilities and allow their advisors. This is the most common type of financial advisor license and there is estimated to be more than 125,000. Life insurance advisors can have various levels of accreditation and are generally licensed to advise the public with respect to life insurance, segregated mutual funds, accident and sickness insurance, critical illness insurance and disability insurance. They are governed by provincial insurance councils in each province they advise clients. Life insurance advisors are not licensed to advise the public about mutual funds or individual investments but they can carry a secondary license to do so. Financial Planners Financial planners are those who have taken a fi-


nancial planning course or a similar accreditation and would like to offer financial planning to the general public. Financial advisors can either use ‘Financial Planner’ as their title, or they can advertise financial planning along with other forms of financial advice that they are licensed to offer. It should not be confused that being a financial planner alone qualifies a financial advisor to offer advice on individual investments, life insurance or mutual funds without further licensing. Mutual funds salespeople A great many financial advisors are licensed to sell mutual funds and are regulated by the Mutual Funds Dealers Association. There are more than 75,000 financial advisors carrying a mutual-funds-only license across Canada. Many bank staff, life insurance advisors, and financial planners carry a mutual funds license. Being licensed for mutual funds qualifies a financial advisor to sell and offer advice with regards to mutual fund investments. However, it does not qualify a financial advisor to sell or offer advice on stocks, bonds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) or other individual securities without further licensing. Mutual funds salespeople can be life-insurance licensed or carry financial

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Bighorns gearing up for spring

By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff The Columbia Valley Bighorns have begun spring league ahead of the high school football season which begins August 15th. The midget team is playing Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Wild, on Saturday, April 24th, at 11:30 a.m. at Bighorn Field, located behind the

court house in Invermere. Rules for the game will be half CFL and half NFL since British Columbia high school football plays American style, but community football follows Canadian standards. The team is comprised of 13 to 18-yearolds and coached by Bruce Marlow who said the team will “go to provincials” this year.

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All in a day’s work Members of the Jumbo Creek Preservation Society were all smiles after rounding up hoards of garbage from Invermere’s Pothole Park on Saturday, April 17th. The clean-up effort was in conjunction with Earth Week in the Columbia Valley. Garbage brought from the bottom of the pit to the street included cymbals, scrap metal and wood, tires and bicycles. Photo by Trevor Bacque

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Remembrance Poster, Essay and Poetry Contest Winners

“Awards Presentation”

Every year The Royal Canadian Legion encourages young people to learn about Canada’s military history through artistic expression. Students are invited to create Remembrance posters, essays and poems in honour of Canadian accomplishment, valour and sacrifice, past and present. The amazing creative artistry of young Canadians is impressive and outstanding.

Competitive Categories Poster/Essay/Poetry

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Primary (Poster Contest Only) Grades 1, 2, 3 Junior (All Categories) Grades 4, 5, 6 Intermediate (All Categories) Grades 7, 8, 9 Senior (All Categories) Grades 10, 11, 12

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 71 Windermere wishes to announce that the 2009/2010 Poppy Poster Literary Awards Presentation for 2009 entries will take place at 3 pm on Sunday April 25 in the Legion Veteran’s Hall. Again this year we have many “prize winning” local, East Kootenay Zone, and Provincial winners. Use front entrance.

Any questions regarding this presentation please contact Howard Williams, Poppy Chairman at 250-342-0100

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Sheep book set to launch By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff We see them on the highways, nibbling at the grass, but we always drive right by. Does anyone stop nowadays to enjoy the splendor of the bold and beautiful Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep? The Friends of Kootenay National Park are celebrating the launch of their new publication, Sheep in the Village, on April 27th at 7 p.m. at Radium’s Presitge Inn. The tabletop book features the work of 40 photographers, including Darryl Crowley, Rod Conklin, Hans Fuhrer, Brian Geis, Guy Rogers, Bill Swann, Donna and Kelsey Verboom, sharing their most unique, cute, creative and funny shots of the bighorn sheep in the Radium area over the years. Following the book launch the Friends of Kootenay will hold their annual general meeting. New members are welcome.



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Friends of Kootenay Annual General Meeting before the Book Launch Join the Friends of Kootenay for coffee and treats!

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By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff The District of Invermere is accepting proposals for the 2010 to 2015 Kinsmen Beach swimming lessons contract. This year, two bids were put forward for the first time. Now drafts will be sent into the district’s office and only one will be chosen. The same group, the Columbia Valley Swim Club, has offered

lessons at Kinsmen Beach for several years. The new agreement will award a five-year contract to instruct on Lake Windermere, according to Kindry Dalke, corporate officer for the district. Public proposals are being accepted until May 14th at 2 p.m. at the district office. Once the winning bid is announced, lessons can begin on July 1st. All submitted bids are private and will be kept confidential.

WORKSAFEBC – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD OF B.C. HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended) The proposed regulatory amendments pertain to: • Part 1, Definitions – relating to the definition of qualified registered professional; • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to the definition of late night hours; • Part 4, General Conditions (and consequential amendments to Part 26, Forestry Operations and Similar Activities) – relating to avalanches; • Part 4, General Conditions (and consequential amendments to Part 1, Definitions; and Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition) – relating to notification of utilities; • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to wire rope guardrails and prior approval; • Part 8, Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment – relating to leg protection; • Part 8, Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment (and consequential amendments to Part 4, General Conditions; Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements; Part 9, Confined Spaces; Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment; Part 23, Oil and Gas; and Part 31, Firefighting) – relating to respirator protection factors; • Part 9, Confined Spaces – relating to alternate procedures; • Part 12, Tools Machinery and Equipment – relating to swing-arm restraint; • Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms – relating to swing stages and prior permission; • Part 15, Rigging – relating to standards for slings; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to warning signal device; • Part 19, Electrical Safety – relating to minimum clearance; and • Part 30, Laboratories (and consequential amendments to Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents; and Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements) – relating to biohazardous agents. PUBLIC HEARINGS You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604-232-7744 or toll free in BC 1-866-614-7744 prior to the hearing. Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/ participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS Date May 4, 2010 May 6, 2010 May 11, 2010 May 13, 2010 June 3, 2010 Session Times:

Location Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre 209 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R9 Best Western Inn 2402 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1 Coast Inn of the North 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC V2L 2C2 Hotel Grand Pacific 463 Belleville Street, Victoria BC V8V 1X3 Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS The deadline for receipt of written submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010. Written submissions can be made online or via e-mail, fax, mail, or delivered at the public hearings during the session times. Online: via the WorkSafeBC website at E-mail: Fax: 604-279-7599; or toll-free in BC: 1-877-279-7599 Mail: Policy and Research Division WorkSafeBC - Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. P.O. Box 5350, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5

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April 23, 2010

Valley Pride community clean-up this Saturday Submitted by Steve Mantyka Kinsmen Club Spring brings optimism and rejuvenation, but also exposes the hidden treasures that winter hides in its snow banks and ice — random litter. The annual Valley Pride clean-up — organized as part of Pitch-In Canada Week, April 19th to 25th — is well on its way to becoming another great success. Organized by a Service Club Alliance (an amalgamation of the Kinsmen and Rotary Clubs) with participation of local municipalities, community groups, schools and residents, Valley Pride has become an event that not only beautifies our communities but instills pride. The main Invermere event will be held on Saturday, April 24th, with a community-wide clean up. Volunteers

are asked to gather at Pothole Park at 10 a.m. to receive garbage and recycling bags as well as directions to designated clean-up areas. A number of sites will have already received some attention as the elementary schools — which have been an inspiration in the past — will have already attacked the streets during Pitch-In Week. Various Valley Pride celebrations have taken place at the schools during clean-up week. A celebration will be held at Pothole Park at noon on April 24th. Come out, participate and contribute by helping beautify the places in which we live, work and play. If you have garbage or recycling bags you would like to donate to the effort, or would like to be a part of the Valley Pride clean-up, please contact Milt Deck at 250-342-3353 or e-mail

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Freeriders end season Submitted by Andrea Meadus Panorama Freestyle Club The Panorama Mountain Freeride Club had a great season and would like to thank all members involved as well as Panorama Mountain Resort and Canada Freestyle for their great support. The club has had 70 kids taking part in their Jumps and Bumps and Youth Freestyle Team. The club is non-competitive but it also offers the chance to enter the competitive world of freeski and freestyle events. The kids have the choice of becoming competitive in mogul skiing, slopestyle, skier cross, and free skiing. At the recently held Canada Post Freestyle weekend and Kootenay Freestyle championship at Panorama the club had 15 kids altogether taking part at the mogul and slopestyle event with all kids aged 12 and under placing in the top 11 at each event. The Slopestyle open male categories have brought second place to the club.

The Freeride Club with its strong appearance and strong results at the competitions has shown to be a leading club in the Kootenays. In only its third year running, the club is proud of this strong recognition in the Kootenays and with Canada Freestyle. A big thank you also goes out to everyone who participated in the club’s fundraising event with the Nordic Ski Club, the Snowflake Gala. All local businesses and families, businesses from Calgary and Edmonton that have donated items and everyone who has purchased items: you are all truly amazing to put in the effort to keep cross-country skiing and freestyle skiing affordable in this valley. For all children taking part in these sports, you are heroes. For more information about the Panorama Mountain Freeride Club, please visit our link at or call the program director Andrea Meadus at 250-342-9082.

Kootenay National Park – Parc national Kootenay

Traffic Delays for Rock Scaling on Highway 93 South Rock Scaling is scheduled on Highway 93 South in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, from April 7, to June 25, 2010. This is being done to improve public safety by reducing the hazard of rocks falling onto the highway by stabilizing the canyon walls. Rock scaling will occur from the West Gate entrance of the park (Radium Hot Springs) for approximately 10.5 km. Visitors should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes. The safety of the road crews and our visitors is a priority. Please slow down, obey construction crews, flagging crews and speed limits. For more information check the Mountain Parks Road Conditions Report at 403.762.1450 (recorded message) or


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Retards dans l’écoulement du trafic sur la route 93 Sud en raison de travaux d’épierrement Du 7 avril au 25 juin 2010, des travaux d’épierrement sont prévus sur la route 93 Sud, située dans le parc national Kootenay, en Colombie-Britannique. Les travaux de stabilisation des parois du canyon contribueront à réduire les risques d’éboulement sur la route et à accroître la sécurité des visiteurs. Les travaux se dérouleront sur une distance d’environ 10,5 km à partir du poste d’entrée Ouest du parc (Radium Hot Springs). Les automobilistes devront s’attendre à des retards pouvant aller jusqu’à 20 minutes. La sécurité du personnel de la route et des visiteurs est une priorité. Veuillez ralentir, obéir aux travailleurs de la voirie et aux signaleurs et respecter les limites de vitesse affichées. Pour obtenir des renseignements à jour sur l’état des routes dans les parcs des montagnes, composez le 403-762-1470 pour joindre le Service de répartition ou visitez le

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All for a good cause These smiling faces helped make Daffodil Day a success in the Columbia Valley. From left to right: Eileen Fiell, Christine Turnbull, Lynette Wray and Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft, who signed an official proclamation declaring April 9th Daffodil Day in Invermere. In addition to the sale of pretty daffodils, almost 2,000 pins were sold throughout the valley over the course of the campaign. Funds raised go to the Canadian Cancer Society to benefit cancer research. Photo by Trevor Bacque

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES Bylaw 2211 - Fairmont The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Ken and Cindy White to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will change the zoning designation of the subject property to permit a secondary suite in an existing single family dwelling. The property is located at 5119 Wilder Loop Road in Fairmont, as shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2211 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 247, 2010, (Fairmont / White)” will change the zoning designation of Lot 17, District Lot 47, Kootenay District, Plan 13377 from R-1(A), Single Family Residential (A) Zone to R-1(C), Single Family Residential – Auxiliary Dwelling Zone. A public hearing will be held at: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort - Birch Room 5225 Fairmont Resort Road Fairmont BC Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G, and the Village of Canal Flats. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/ numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. • Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaws. For more information, contact Jean Terpsma, Planning Technician, at 250-489-0314 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335.

Bylaw 2215 - Steamboat–Jubilee Mountain OCP Area The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an amendment to the Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan. If approved, the amendment will add a new Section 19, Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Climate Change. The new section will include the RDEK greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target, establish objectives, and plan specific policies that will be used to support the target. Bylaw No. 2215 is cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Steamboat – Jubilee Mountain Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1926, 2006 – Amendment Bylaw No. 6, 2010 (GHG Target / RDEK).” A public hearing will be held at: Edgewater Community Centre 4818 Selkirk Avenue Edgewater, BC Monday, April 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area G, Electoral Area F, and the Village of Radium Hot Springs. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: •

inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown above; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. • Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Rob Veg, Planner, at 250-489-0306 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335.

Bylaws 2199 & 2200 - Columbia Lake The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Columere Park Developments to amend the Fairmont Hot Springs Area Official Community Plan and the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendments will change the designations for part of Lot 1, District Lot 4596, Kootenay District, Plan 10405 except Plan NEP67747 to facilitate a single family residential development. The property is located on Hardie Creek Road in the Columbia Lake area, as shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2199 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Fairmont Hot Springs Area Community Plan Bylaw No. 1734, 2004 – Amendment Bylaw No. 15, 2010, (Columbia Lake / Columere Park Developments” will change the designation of the subject property from R-MF, Residential Multi-Family to R-SF, Residential Low Density. Bylaw No. 2200 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 244, 2010, (Columbia Lake / Columere Park Developments)” will change the zoning designation of the subject property from R-4(A), Multiple Family Residential (Cluster) to R-1, Single Family Residential Zone. A public hearing will be held at: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort - Birch Room 5225 Fairmont Resort Road Fairmont BC Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G, and the Village of Canal Flats. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submis¬sions to the addresses/ numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. • Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaws. For more information, contact Jean Terpsma, Planning Technician, at

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Yellow Bin Basics • •

Paper, cardboard, tin cans, grocery bags and plastics #1-#6 go in the yellow bins in the RDEK.

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All plastics MUST be clean and have a number between 1 and 6. That number must be in the triangular recycling symbol. If there is no number, it should go in the garbage if it can’t be reused. All plastic grocery/shopping bags can be recycled -- even if they don’t have a number on them. This is the only item that can be recycled if it doesn’t have a number. All other plastics must be numbered Styrofoam CANNOT be recycled -- even if it is marked with a number 6. Tin cans should be well rinsed with labels removed, if possible. Cardboard should be flattened to save bin space. All paper products can go in the yellow bins -- including hard and soft cover books. Foil covered or waxy papers (like milk cartons or foil greeting cards) go in the garbage.

New Recycling Programs to Launch Starting this July, a number of new recycling programs are expected to begin. New products being considered are CFL and fluorescent tube lightbulbs, small corded appliances like blenders and toasters, and antifreeze. Watch the local media for details on these new recycling opportunities as they become available. In the meantime, if you have a small CFL lightbulb to recycle, take it to Home Depot in Cranbrook. They have a CFL recycling program, but do not accept fluorescent tubes, only CFLs.

Glass Recycling Glass goes in the yellow bins marked “Glass Only”.

The only glass that is accepted for recycling is food-grade glass, which is anything that holds your food or beverages. This includes jam jars, salsa jars, olive oil jars, beverage bottles, etc. Dishes, picture frames, trinkets, ceramics, lightbulbs, window glass, etc. should NEVER go in the glass recycling bin. They contaminate the load and could cause the entire bin to be landfilled.

Electronics Drop Off Encorp Pacific is planning to hold a one-day electronics round up for TV’s, computers, fax machines, printers and computer peripherals (no other electronics) in early May. Keep an eye on the local media for the date, time and location!

No Charge Items

The following items can be taken to the Columbia Valley Landfill FREE OF CHARGE: Clean wood waste Yard and Garden Waste Appliances (incl. ones with freon) Scrap Metal Mattresses and Boxsprings Auto Batteries Propane Tanks (under 100lbs) Regular household garbage Asphalt Shingles (must be cleanno tar paper, insulation, etc)

This is Earth Week Please take a moment to think about the impact you are having on the earth. Reduce, reuse and recycle. It all adds up! For more information on recycling or waste disposal, please call the RDEK at 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335.

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250-342-6008 @ With four service Technicians and two support staff we have the resources to solve your computer problems.

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Green Zone: Golf around a Swiss city By Harold Hazelaar Pioneer Columnist Some of you might remember my column about the 848-mile golf course in Australia last year. This time I found a unique golf experience in Switzerland. After losing one golf ball under a stairwell and maybe another in the river, you might be ready to call it a day, but don’t. Apparently, a bad score is worth it in this case of “urban golf.” Blame the bad score on Fribourg, a captivating medieval city that offers golfing expeditions around some of its historical sites. Located between Bern and Lausanne, Fribourg also makes a strategic home base for tourists of Switzerland. To take in the urban golf experience, just head

down to the tourism office next door to Fribourg’s rail station. Pick up a city map, a special three-headed golf club, plastic ball and hit the links. Marked by flags on the city map, the golf holes are located at points of interest, so be prepared for an array of urban distractions. No worries, though. There might be many history-laden sand traps ready to swallow you up, but these vintage fairways offer an abundance of bars and street cafés en route. Golfing around the old city was the idea of a student working in the local tourist office. She knew it wouldn’t hurt Fribourg’s tourism business to add a little exercise and focus to the city’s natural appeal. Golfers select a nine or 18-hole outing, with the course map serving as a guide to fascinating Fribourg.The idea is to walk between each green while soaking in

the atmosphere and grand architecture. You don’t have to focus on the game until you reach the well-marked holes, which range from 20 to 100 metres from tee box to green. The city is proud to show off its impressive lineup of medieval architecture in a tour that includes 12 churches and monasteries, 11 fountains, 14 towers and a couple of kilometres of ramparts. During the game, you’ll cross a variety of centuries-old bridges that connect the French-speaking Switzerland to the German-speaking part. Dominating the city’s landscape is St. Nicholas Cathedral, which was built between 1283 and 1490. Its 76-metre tower has a 368-step spiral staircase. Once you’ve finished the course, you might want to check out the area’s other attractions.

HERE TO SERVE YOU • Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Fireplaces • Full Heating and Ventilation Systems Call for your FREE conultation and estimate

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Multi-family garage sale, Saturday, April 24, 9am – 12pm, 1234 6th St. Invermere.

Multi-family Yard Sale at 2583 Ledgerock Court, Castlerock, 8:30am to 12:00pm Saturday, April 24, household items, children’s bed, desk, and lots of great stuff.

Garage Sale, Friday, April 23 from 2pm to 4pm, Saturday, April 24 from 9am to 2pm, 1341 12A Ave. Invermere.


Cheers, Elkhorn Ranch! The new fence looks great! I suggested to the owners that if the neighbours don’t like the fence, put in some pigs and chickens and give them something REAL to complain about.

STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250-342-3166.

Multi-family Garage Sale in Wilmer, corner of Wells and Main, Saturday, April 24 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Furniture, lamps, books, misc. Something for everyone!

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.

BIG MAMA’S SWAP-N-SALE, Saturday, April 24, at the Invermere Community Hall, doors open at 9:00am, at least 20 families selling all mom and kid related stuff, admission is $2, proceeds go to the Invermere Community Play Group. Saturday, April 24, 8am to 11am, 4937 Timber Bay Road in Timber Ridge 3, furniture, household items, children’s gear and toys. Multi-family Garage Sale at 2109 PINE TREE PL., Invermere, Saturday, April 24th from 8:30 am - 1pm. Housewares, kids stuff, furniture.

Garage Sale, 4833 St. Mary’s Street, Radium, Saturday, April 24 from 9am to 4pm. Lots of tools! Huge multi-family garage sale, April 23 & 24, Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Harrogate, 15km North of Brisco.

s obituary s Olga H. Roesch 1921 – 2010 It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Olga Roesch. Olga passed away peacefully on April 13, 2010 at the Invermere District Hospital at the age of 88. Born in Frutigen, Switzerland on May 28, 1921, Olga immigrated to the Columbia Valley as a young girl and has lived here ever since. She loved the mountains, the Columbia valley and was proud to call this her home. Olga’s hands and mind were always busy, she loved playing cards, knitting or telling stories of her life experiences, she was the family historian. She will be dearly missed by her son Lawrence, daughter Josette Jarche (Wolfgang), and Randy (Nikki), grandchildren Stephan, Michael, Kristine, & Sheryl and their families. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph Roesch in 1976 and all of her sibilings. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Olga’s memory to either STARS Air Ambulance or the East Kootenay Foundation for Health ( Invermere). Memorial services for Olga to be held at the Windermere Community Hall on Sunday, April 25 at 12:00 noon

announcement Rotary Youth Leadership Award ARE YOU 18 TO 25 YEARS OLD? OR DO YOU KNOW A YOUNG ADULT WHO POSSESSES an OBVIOUS (or perhaps notso-obvious) POTENTIAL FOR LEADERSHIP? The Rotary Club of Invermere offers a scholarship to attend a one-week leadership-training program, with all expenses, accommodations, meals and transportation provided. The camp will be held at Selkirk College Campus in Castlegar, B.C., July 3 to 10, 2010. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25, have graduated from high school, and have the whole week, Saturday July 3rd to Saturday July 10th to attend. Deadline to apply: April 30th, 2010. If you would like further details, please contact any Invermere Rotary Club member, Crisanna MacLeod at 250-342-5561, (subject RYLA) or Andy StuartHill at (250) 342-0186. Pick up a RYLA application at Bank of Montreal, 7th Avenue (Main Street), Invermere. RYLA, c/o Rotary Club of Invermere, Attn: C. MacLeod, A. Stuart-Hill, P.O. Box 76, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0.

Please call 250-341-6299 to place your classified ad.

Expanding the roles of men’s caring for children creates a broader vision of the human capacity of men in family life and society in general. WISH can be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling the emergency help line at 1-800200-3003 and/or during the day at 250-342-4242.

cheers & jeers Jeers to the business that made my Christmas. Cheers to Larry Newman for the wonderful Reno of the Edgewater Community Hall kitchen. Larry, supported by ERS, has produced a facility that will serve the community and users well. Cheers to the DQ guys for dropping off ice cream treats on a hot afternoon. THANK YOU from the hospital staff. Jeers to the newcomers to the valley who have no respect for private land. Cheers to the Elkhorn Ranch, we like your new fence, it’s clean, neat, and nicely put up. When did the ranch last get a new fence – 1910? 1920?

Jeers to the person who thinks elk fencing looks like prison. If the “prison” they are referring to is the new fence on the Elkhorn Ranch, then I’d gladly go to jail. Do you think they’ll take me? Cheers to the Elkhorn Ranch for finally fencing the elk out. For the past 2 years, I have watched 200 head or more hide out in the lush Elkhorn fields while my freezer stood empty. This hunting season, I might even get something! Cheers to Liz for a fun winter in the Rockies riding, bring on Summer!

Lost & Found Found, post office key in Windermere. Identify and collect at the Windermere Post Office. Found, blue Infinity child’s mountain bike, left at Lambert Insurance. 250-342-3031.


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

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, 250-346-3011 or 250-3422100.

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. Office/retail space for lease, street front location in Invermere, 1 to 5 office layouts, incentives available with year lease. Competitive rates starting at $550/month. Mountain Creek Properties, 250-341-6003, Local 108.

ACCOMMODATION WANTED Accommodations wanted for May and June. BC Hydro contractor requires selfcontained accommodations for two in Invermere or surrounding area. Hi-speed internet access essential. Contact Keith at 250 710-4327 (Duncan) or ke.fitz@

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house FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT

Roommate wanted to share a 3 bdrm, 2 bath, house in Edgewater with a single male and child, large yard, pet friendly, W/D, $450/month, 250-688-3473.

Edgewater, upstairs unit, 3 acres of land, 3bdrm, 2 bath, all utilities included, 5 appl., available immediately, $1200/ month, call 403-650-8654.

2 bdrm, lower level walk-out, clean & bright, large windows etc. D/T location, D/W, W/D, N/S, $850/month. 250-342-3790.

Home for rent, close to downtown, 2 bdrm, W/D, available May 1st. $800/month + utilities, 250-341-6080.

house FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT


Black Forest Village unit available for rent immediately. 2 bdrm with garage, N/S, $1100/ month. Call Keith for more info, 250-317-1400.

Sable Resort, Large 1 and 2 bdrm units avail., both with a den, 2 bths, 6 appliances, in-suite washer/dryer, fireplace, gas bbq, secure underground parking w/ storage. N/S, N/P $775 (1bdrm) and $900 (2 bdrm) per/month, fully furnished. Unfurnished option available. Call Brent at 888-292-3332 ext 2 or email

Panorama Condo, 1 bdrm in Hearthstone, fully furnished, 5 appliances, private garage, $900/month, includes all utilities, for quiet couple or single, available May 1st. 250688-0634 or 250-688-0635.

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. 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 250347-7775. 2 bedroom lower walkout suite for rent in Invermere, very bright and clean, large yard, N/S. $800/mth. Includes utilities. Available immediately. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom upper suite, large decks and yard, very clean, N/S. $925/mth. Includes utilities. Available immediately. 250-342-9770. For rent, 2 bdrm furnished apartment near Laird school, all utilities included, $850/month, references, DD, 250-342-9636.

2 bdrm, fully furnished ground floor apartment. All utilities, cable, laundry facilities included. $900/month + DD, N/S, references. Long term preferred, only 1 ½ blocks from downtown Invermere! Available May 1, 250-342-9712. Invermere 2 bdrm & or office bright walkout. Quiet person or couple. All inclusive: utilities, hydro, internet, W/D, new appliances, yard maintenance, garbage removal, slate tile floors, huge windows, close to Kinsmen Beach. Outside patio, beautiful huge yard facing south. Pets possible? Depends on owner. N/S, $950, available May 1st. Long term. 250-3426899 or 250-688-7798. Invermere Water Tower lower studio, furnished suite, $750/ month + DD, includes utilities. Available May 1st, N/S, N/P, references required, 250-3425007. Invermere, 2bdrm, spacious, 1400 sq.ft. suite, 2 min. walk to schools, newly renovated floors and kitchen, large fenced in yard, all appliances included, $750/month + ½ utilities. 250341-5747. Available immediately, great for Panorama staff, 2 bdrm, large fully furnished suite, couple/ single, walk to town, beautiful view, $425 each, utilities included, no partiers, references, for summer. 250-342-8651 or


250-342-5914 for seasonal or long term rentals or go online at

For Rent in Windermere, 3 Bedroom House, available May 15, 2010, $900.00/month + ½ DD. Hydro and satellite TV included, W/D, furnished. Quiet individuals or couples only. Please contact Connie or Doug at 250-342-3047 in the evenings. Fairmont executive house on golf course, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, fully furnished, $1550/month, including all utilities, cable, and internet. Professional people only, N/P, N/S, 250-342-7682. Outstanding 3 bdrm, 3 bath executive home, steps to everything. Mature, responsible only, $1350/month, 250-3426577. 3 bdrm house in Windermere, $1100/month + utilities, 7 appliances, fenced yard, available immediately, H. 250498-6298, C. 250-689-1041. Small 1 bdrm home on 12 acres, Edgewater area, utilities included, $850/month, N/S, N/P, available immediately, 250342-3381.

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. 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. Black Forest condo available May 1, N/S, pets on approval, W/D, D/W, F/S/M, 2 bdrm + office space, garage, $1100/month, minimum 6 month lease. Call Cynthia 250-341-5602. Downtown Invermere, 2 bdrm, fully furnished, all utilities included, $900/month, N/P, N/S, available May 1st, 250-3411182.

Radium 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2nd floor unit, 6 appl., F/P, BBQ propane hookup, secure underground parking, w/ storage, N/S, N/P, $1000/month, includes utilities, DD and references required, available May 1st. Call 250-3476917. Brand New 3 bdrm, single garage, townhouse with insuite laundry, in Borrego Ridge, Radium. 1400 sq. ft. Available Immediately. $1300 + utilities. Call 403-875-0214. Radium Pinewood 3bdrm, 1400 sq.ft., in-suite laundry, F/P, A/C, underground parking, available immediately, $1200/month, utilities included. 403-8750214. Panorama, 1 bdrm loft condo, fully furnished, available April 15th to November 30th, $950/ month, includes utilities. 250347-9017.

house FOR sale House for sale, 3 bedroom plus in-law suite, $379,000. To view, 250-342-8621.

condo FOR sale Brand new 1600 sq.ft. D/T Invermere, 3 bdrm, 2 bath + garage. Reduced to $299,900 + GST,, 250-341-1182. Radium Sable Ridge condo, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, Den, A/C, F/P, Granite counter tops, heated parking stall, swimming pool, hot tubs, club house, asking $269,900 OBO. Contact Roger at 403-256-0694. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo at the Peaks in Radium. Swimming pool, hot tubs, underground heated parking, A/C, fireplace, appliances and window coverings. Great view! Like new! $234,900.00. No agents please. 250-341-5170.

house for sale 1509 15 09 4 4th th A Ave Avenue, venu ve nue nu e, IInv Invermere nver nv erme er mere me re

$439,900 $ 439,900

Location could not be better, ballpark, tennis courts, a mountain view, and a stroll to popular Kinsmen Beach! Six bedr., 2 - 4pc baths, fully finished up and down. MLS #K192586

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VEHICLES for sale

Affordable condo downtown Invermere, fully furnished, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, $139,900, 250341-1182.

2 fully serviced lots, 82’ X 100’ each, north end of Invermere. Call 250-342-6157.


2005 Yamaha Scooter for sale, 170 km’s, call 250-342-5070.

1986 F-250 XLT Lariat, $800 OBO, call 250-342-5024.

boat for sale

CALL 250-342-9246

For Sale: 2002 33 ft Tahoe Toy Hauler fifth wheel, $14,900. Fits up to three quads, sleeps 6-8, walk around master bed microwave, heater, hot water, ridge-freezer. AC unit and onboard generator, large awning, stereo, excellent condition, Contact: 250-3415829.

Canal Flats Townhouse for sale, rent to own, $1450/month. Call today 250-344-5594.

View lot close to schools, 211 Pinetree Lane, Invermere, .220 acres, $135,000. Phone 250341-3521.



Must sell, 3 bdrm mobile on pad in Juniper Heights. Only $30,000 OBO, 250-342-6813.

Male Ragdoll kittens, blue-point bi-color, born February 25, 2010, sire is King Tut, Dame is Tia. Asking $400 each, all have first shots. Call Margaret 250347-6885.

2006 Modular home, immaculate condition, wood stove, boat shed, and storage shed. Pad rental $225/month, drive by 8814-7 Shawnessy Street, Canal Flats. $118,000 OBO. Call 250-349-5439 or 250421-4790.

Misc. For Sale

Quality Top Soil & Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truck load, $70/pick-up load. Manure $100/ pick-up load, delivery extra. Call, REDUCED, Beautiful 12’ x 64’ 250-342-1268. trailer, 12’ x 48’ addition on large pad. 4 bdrm, 1 bath, Architectural Shingles, 3000 island kitchen, large dining sq.ft., dark green, used 16”x36” area. New D/W, paint, laminate, panels, $4200 OBO. Bob, 250tile, curtains, and more. Wood 345-6668, Fairmont. burning stove, covered front deck, 2 enclosed outbuildings, 2006 Woodmizer LT40 28hp large wood shed. Baja 250 quad Kohler Bandsawmill; 257 hrs; included. A must see, must sell factory debarker & log deck pkg; deal! Windermere, $110,500 excellent condition; $14000 + GST; 250-342-6634. OBO, 250-342-5506.

Timeshare for sale Radium Valley Vacation Resort, RV Site, Lot #100, weeks 28 & 29, peak time, $4500 for each week. Call 403-948-2625.

LOT/ACREAGE FOR SALE 8 acres of hay meadow, beautiful mountain views with great building opportunity, on town water, near Wilmer, Toby Hill Road. Price reduced $395,000. Call 250-342-2802.

For sale: new car top carrier, 13 cu.ft., $200; Bike Carrier, fits 2 bikes on hitch, $75; 4 tires P52, 14”, 60% remains on tread, $250; new golf bag and assorted clubs, $100; round glass patio table, $50. Call 250-347-0070. 8’ X 20’ metal shipping container, makes great secure storage, very good condition, $3500.00, phone 250-342-4665. White dishwasher, $100, 780650-7848.


Moving boxes, approx. 20 lg. China boxes and 20 – 25, 3 cu.ft., $100 OBO; small oval antique dining table, 36” X 45”, plus 4 chairs, all with twist legs, $700 OBO; 3 antique rocking chairs, different wood and styles, $150 each OBO. Call 250-341-3749. Carmel model harp, D. Schmitt builder, 34 string with extra set, beautifully hand crafted carrying case, $3500. Call Margaret, 250-347-6885. Crary Bear Cat wood chipper/ shredder, 8HP Honda motor, $1100, 250-688-0143. Explornet Internet Satellite System, 2 years old, new $620 value, for $200, includes dish, modem, and installation. Call 250-342-3129. 2006 Thurobuilt, 3 horse angle haul trailer, mats, drop windows, tack room, $5900, 250-342-4665.

2005 5th Wheel Durango 28.5’, with 2 slides, light weight aluminum frame, 2” hard foam walls, auto hot water heater, extra fridge, built in pantry unit, new tires, $19,500, 250-3423898 or 250-341-7328.

VEHICLES for sale 2007 Ford Focus Wagon, 58000 kms, fully loaded, 4 winter tires on rims, $12,500, 250-3415740. 1997 Chrysler Intrepid, good condition, new tires, $2000 OBO, 250-347-9585. 2000 Dodge Caravan, excellent condition, 250-342-6154.

SAILBOAT for sale, MacGregor 26, purchased new in 1995 and in excellent condition. Four sails, including spinnaker and furling genoa, easy to transport with water ballast system, full cabin with head, sink, and sleeping accommodation, interior lighting and exterior navigation lights, Nissan 8HP motor and trailer with surge brakes. Comes complete with cushions, swim ladder and GPS and orange float ball. Located in Windermere. Price $17,500, 250-342-9436.

SUPER SPRING SALE These units must go! All offers considered. Buy with confidence from a franchised dealer. All units fully serviced and safety inspected.

2007 Lincoln MKX A0578 – Was $31,995

SALE $29,888 2006 Cadillac SRX 25888

SALE $26,995 2008 Ford Edge BI348

services Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207,

recreational vehicles

SALE $24,888 2006 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 A0573

SALE $23,488 2007 Ford Super Cab A0570 Was $22,995

Beautiful double garden door with sky light window, still in the wrapper, $1200 OBO, 250342-5024.

business for sale Busy seasonal cafe for sale in Invermere, B.C. Serious inquiries only, 250-341-5370.

We supply parts and service FOR ALL MAKES of: • snowmobiles • motorcycles • quads

SALE $21,888 Dealer #30760

4846 Athalmer Highway Call: 250-342-2995 or 1-800-573-3673 in Golden

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Pioneer Classifieds services Tile & Slate Installs Journeyman Tilesetter 30+ years experience Custom Steam Rooms, Showers and Floors All work Guaranteed Competitive rates. Call 250-341-5645. Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time. Furnace & duct cleaning services using the patented rotobrush system. Call AQUAIR for free estimates, 250-342-5089. Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-3425089. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in one hour! Call 250-688-0213. Blinds, Drapery, Bedding Customized…plus a savings! High quality & lifetime warranty Commercial or residential Shannon’s Blinds & Designs Call a professional today; for a free consultation 250-349-7507 or 250-342-5749 New nail technician 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.

services SMT Construction Available for all your home building needs from start to finish including renovations. Call or email for your free quote today. (250) 341-5529 or Working locally since 1997. Red Rock Contracting, Custom installations of interlocking paving-stones, for your patio, driveway, etc. Retaining wall systems. For estimate call 250341-6869. Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250347-9192 or 250-341-1235. CashCashCash We buy houses any price, any condition. Quick close. Call 250-344-4890.

College Student with a truck is back!

Book now for your spring yard clean, trash hauling, furniture moving, exterior painting, or the extra hands you need to complete any household job. 250-342-9446.



36” wide Ditchwitch SK500 for hire w/ stump grinder, Auger (6”, 10”, 24”) 6 way blade, 2 buckets, 14’ dump trailer for clean-up or moving needs, call Dean at 250347-9678.

Helna’s Stube is accepting applications for permanent p/t evening kitchen help/ dishwasher. Please call 250347-0047 or email mail@

Dog Grooming, bathing, nails, ears. Call now to make your appointment, 250-342-6178. leave message.

help wanted Fun loving, adventurous, physically able person to work with young man with cerebral palsy. For more info, call Debbie at 250-342-6907 or 250-3425341.


La Cabina Restaurante in Radium is looking for an experienced morning chef. For info call 250-347-2340. Drop off resume.

Don’t Miss an Issue!

Experienced Hungarian Cook required for seasonal work at Citadella Restaurant in Radium, BC. $15/hour, May to October, accommodation available. Email Invermere Family Chiropractic, part-time position, all day Friday, half day Saturday, with flexibility, needs to be a friendly team player, basic computer skills an asset. Please drop resume at our office next to Gone Hollywood Video.

STRATA ASSISTANT Strata Assistant required for high paced property management company. You must be a detail oriented, highly organized and an energetic team player, with excellent communication and computer skills. A background as a real estate assistant is preferred, however we are willing to train the right candidate. Remuneration includes a benefit package. If you wish to work with a fast growing company that offers potential for your own growth, please email your resume to or fax to 250-341-6009.

Please do not call the office to inquire about this position.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Expanding Computer Services and IT company requires a full-time Office Administrator. The successful candidate will have outstanding communications skills, be highly organized, flexible and capable of performing tasks without supervision. This position requires excellent computer skills that include MS Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as bookkeeping experience, with knowledge of Simply Accounting being preferred. Duties to include phone reception, bank deposits, invoicing, work order preparation and internet research for hardware quotes. A familiarity with the Information Technology business would be an asset. Remuneration includes a benefits package.

Please do not call the office to inquire about this position.


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Carpet/Tile Installer Are you tired of sub-contracting or piecework? Are you tired of the financial rollercoaster? Are you tired of always being in between jobs? Join our full-time, all-the-time, always busy renovation team. The Home Renovation Centre is looking for an experienced carpet/tile installer who wants full time, regular employment. We will utilize your flooring skills as well as have you working in other areas of renovation when you are not busy laying floors. Must have flooring experience and reliable transportation.

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Ship captain calls Fairmont home has steered ships with John Travolta, Jimmy Carter, and Gloria Estefan as guests. Arild Hansen’s Fairmont home is a While high-profile clientele can be long way from the ocean, but his deepexciting, Arild finds the actual mechanly-tanned face alludes to many-a-year at ics of steering the ship to be the most sea. interesting aspect of his job. Arild spends half of each year as “I like the navigation and maneua ship captain for Royal Caribbean vering part the most,” he said. Cruise Lines. He returns to Fairmont Arild has cruised the waters of Alasduring his time off to be with his wife, ka, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, Sandra Steinhoff, and two young chilbut there is one corner of the globe he dren, Ashling and Nikolai. has yet to reach. “I haven’t been to AusDuring his 37 years of sailing, Arild tralia yet,” he said, smiling. “One day.” has worked on 20 different cargo, pasDespite how far his traveller’s tensenger and naval ships. tacles have reached, his favourite place “I went to the sea for the first time to sail is a little closer to home. when I was 16 years old. I’ve sailed all “I really enjoy the east coast of kinds of ships since then,” he said. Canada, especially in the fall,” he said. An unshakable attraction to the “Quebec and Halifax are beautiful.” ocean led him to the Royal Norwegian At home in the Columbia Valley, Navy, where he spent three years as a Sandra Steinhoff with husband and captain, Arild Hansen. Photo by Kelsey Verboom Arild has tried his hand at boating on lieutenant-commander on several morLake Windermere, but found the busy tar, torpedo, and missile battleships. summer waters to be overwhelmingly Shortly after he began with Royal crowded and now opts for enjoying the with him. It was actually good. I’ve worked on ships Caribbean Cruise Lines, Arild met Sandra. She was before too, so it wasn’t anything foreign,” she said. area from shore. working aboard one of the ships he was sailing. Three “We like being out hiking and skiing and swimAs captain, Arild is responsible for about 900 crew years later, they were married in Fairmont, where San- members and 3,000 guests. After so many years, he ming. We like to take small, short trips in the area,” dra’s family has vacationed since she was a young girl has become accustomed to the stress of being account- he said. living in Red Deer, Alberta. Arild and his family often travel to Norway, his able for the safety of everyone on board. He tries to “We wanted a place that felt family-oriented for focus on the pieces of wisdom he has garnered from home country, to spend time at their second home us, and that was Fairmont,” she said. on Jarslo Island. Their seaside apartment is located in the ocean. For Arild, life aboard ship often includes his fam“Being on a cruise ship has taught me to respect historical Tonsberg, the oldest town in Norway. Arild’s ily. all the different people, cultures, and nationalities that fascination with history attracted him to the location, “You can have a good life on board. I can bring my come aboard. I think that’s an important thing,” he which was once home to Norwegian Vikings. family all the time if I like,” he said. Arild will, once again, don his captain’s hat and said. Sandra agrees, pointing to their daughter as an exOccasionally, the mix of people on board in- crisp white, gold-buttoned uniform in May when he ample. “When she was a baby, we lived on the ship cludes celebrities. During his time as a captain, Arild returns for another 10 weeks of cruising Earth’s oceans. By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff

Public Health Unit returns to its old home Linda Brooks, left, and Brenda Marsman unpack boxes and begin the reorganization process at the Invermere Public Health Unit on Thursday, April 15th. The staff of the health unit were temporarily displaced and working in trailers beside the ambulance station. Their offices have just been overhauled as the first stage in the $4 million Invermere and District Hospital renovation.

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Don’t run from challenges By Father Jim McHugh Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church Christ is risen – alleluia! Over the few weeks leading up to Easter, I found myself becoming more and more rundown, and it showed in my attitude and my impatience with others. Like many people, pastors can and do at times suffer from overwork and exhaustion. In order to recover my health and joie de vivre, I treated myself to a family visit right after Easter, and was able to celebrate my little sister’s 40th birthday on Easter Monday and my youngest nephew’s 10th birthday on Friday. It was a wonderful time to spend with family and friends who love and support me simply because I am their son, brother, uncle and friend. In a special way, Easter this year is a real resurrection. I was able to think about what it means for me to follow Christ as a priest. Reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel, I was struck once again by the complete humanity of the Apostles. Peter, in particular, shows his constant struggle with figuring out what the Lord wants of him, and

this time he returns to the familiar and goes fishing. After all, life was so much simpler before getting involved with Jesus and his group. But Peter found out that you couldn’t return to the old ways and expect everything to be the same as it was before. Some of us, myself included, also had to find that out the hard way. In difficult times in my vocation, I am sometimes reminded of the old saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” In this case, however, the saying is deeply flawed, because in following Christ, when the going gets tough, the really tough people stick it out! We can run from our vocation (call from God) but we truly can’t hide from him. Once we start following Christ we are asked the same question as Peter: “Do you love me?” If our answer is “yes” we can expect to be challenged by many powers. Challenge is not easy, nor is it pleasant to go through for most people. To follow Jesus Christ authentically requires courage, strength, faith and discipline. In the glory of the resurrection is the new life of God’s love. While Jesus asks Peter (and each of us) “Do you love me?” he shows us that he loves us! Despite the struggles that assail the faithful in today’s world, the Father still invites us to enter into his love and to celebrate the reality that we are his beloved children, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ and called to live the new life of the resurrection. Christ is risen – alleluia!

And I’ll take one of those . . . Olga Maybuck, near left, collects her purchases at the Catholic Women’s League soup and bun luncheon and bake sale on April 16th at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. Proceeds from the $5 entrance fee went towards a scholarship for a local high-school student. Photo by Trevor Bacque

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