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Radium family seeks help to win truck Their filming has taken them around the valley — setting their camera up beside puddles and on road corners and then splashing by in their car. A Radium family is competing against hundreds “We decided to try and show them why we need in a nationwide video contest to win a brand new Toy- four-wheel drive,” said Mrs. Braund-Read. “In a few ota truck. Brenda Braund-Read and husband, Mark shots Mark is knee-deep in a river and climbing up an Read, have pushed their current car to its limits pur- ice face, showing the sorts of places we can’t make it in suing the active lifestyle our Toyota Echo.” they love. The challenge of “We’re so outdoorsy,” turning hours of footsaid Mrs. Braund-Read, age into a one-minute a real estate agent. “We video fell to Mr. Read, go hiking every weekend Chief Administrator of and my husband loves to Radium Hot Springs. climb, but there are lots “I’ve done a few of places our little car videos in the past and just can’t go.” really enjoy that type of So, when the couple work,” he said. “It looks KNEE-DEEP — Mark Read shows where his car can’t and their four children fairly simple but it actuspotted a contest to win go in a frame from the video he made to win a truck. ally takes a great deal of a 2010 Toyota 4Runner, time.” they decided to enter. Contestants had to create a oneOnce the video was complete the couple uploadminute video explaining why they deserve to win. ed it to the car maker’s website. Public voting is now “We enjoy filming anyway, so this competition of- taking place to determine the top ten, which will go fered a nice challenge,” Brenda said. “We film animals, forward to be judged by a panel from Toyota in June. sunsets and anything we find appealing. We just had “A lot of people say they want to win a car, we’ve to turn that love of filming into something we could decided to actually give it a shot,” Brenda said. “It use in the contest.” would be an absolute thrill to win something after the The couple and their younger children, Shane, 19, challenge of making our entry.” and Rachelle, 16, spent the last few weeks shooting To view and vote for the video, visit: http://4runner. footage for the video. ca/en/contest/entries/video/4bc6411733f19/. By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff

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Valley NEWS

Grant Sheard appointed judge By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff B.C.’s Attorney General announced this week Grant Sheard of Cranbrook will replace Judge Don Carlgren who retired in January. The long-awaited appointment should help ease the caseload for Judge Judge Grant Sheard Ron Webb, the only other Judge in the East Kootenay. A lack of provincial court judges has caused cases to linger in the courts for years, instead of months. The appointment comes on the heels of a news story from the CBC about an alleged cocaine trafficker from Cranbrook having his case thrown out. His right to trial was deemed to be violated after taking over two years without a decision reached. “That’s common nowadays,” said Invermere RCMP Staff Sergeant, Marko Shehovac. Mr. Shehovac said when the crown delays it generally benefits the person on trial. “That’s been very much a concern to everyone in the legal community,” said the soon-to-be judge.

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Ty Colgur, a Cranbrook lawyer, feels the same way about the strain on provincial lawyers in the Kootenays. “Even prior to Judge Carlgren’s retirement we were developing a back log.” He said in Golden you cannot get a trial date until next year. “There are problems all through the area with lengthy delays,” he said. The East Kootenay region is comprised of court houses in Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, Invermere and Golden. Mr. Colgur said another judge will help an already strained system, but while Mr. Sheard wraps up his other business affairs before starting, the backlog will continue to grow. “The system waits for no one and we in this part of the world sometimes wait 18, 20, 22, 24 months down the way [before trial].” Problems began in the Kootenay’s recently with finding sitting judges. Five years ago a West Kootenay judge was transferred to Vernon and not replaced, lowering their number to two, a “manageable” situation, according to Mr. Colgur. Next, two senior judges in the West Kootenay recently moved into senior positions allowing them to carry a 40 percent workload for five years. Effectively, two judges become 0.8 judges, but with a recent hire, West Kootenay will now carry 1.8 judges and the East Kootenay will once again have two

By Pioneer Staff Canal Flats Mayor Bruce Woodbury announced Chief Adminstrative Office Ruth Copeland has tendered her resignation. “It is with a great deal of regret that the Council of the Village of Canal Flats has accepted the resignation of our Chief Administrative Officer,”

judges working the region when Mr. Sheard begins. “I wouldn’t say the system is broken, it’s overloaded,” said Mr. Colgur. Mr. Sheard practiced family, civil and criminal law for 19 years, beginning in 1986 in Prince Rupert, before he moved to Cranbrook in 1991. He worked as Crown counsel until 2000 when he opened his own law firm. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Mr. Sheard received a Bachelor of Arts in 1981 from University of Saskatchewan, and earned his LLB from University of British Columbia in 1985. “It’s a bit surreal,” he said about the appointment. “I’m looking forward to the new challenge.” The 51-year-old joked that his appointment to be a judge has taken so long it’s similar to a new Pope being chosen. “Finally the white smoke,” he said with a laugh. The process to appoint a new judge is a lengthy one, involving multiple steps, generally taking two years. Lawyers must apply and then their application is reviewed by the B.C. Judicial Council, comprised of judges, lawyers and lay people. Council then offers their recommendation to the attorney general and the appointment is officially made through a cabinet order-in-council. Judge Sheard will start in Cranbrook effective May 17, according to the Attorney General’s office.

he said. Ruth went to work for the village in February, 2009, as interim chief administrator and was subsequently hired as permanent CAO in April 2009. “While Ruth was intending to be the Village’s CAO for the long term,” he said, “there have been unforeseen changes in her personal life that have led to her, and her husband Roland,

deciding to move to Prince Edward Island.” Council has started the search for replacement. Ruth will remain in place until a replacement has been chosen. “Ruth will be sorely missed by Council, staff and residents of our community and we wish her all the best in her new endeavours,” he said.

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Submitted by Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac Columbia Valley RCMP • On April 29th, at 8:45 p.m., members of the Columbia Valley Detachment of the RCMP responded to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of 8th Avenue in Invermere. The owner of the residence took action and requested her guests to return to the house. With the good weather coming on, police will no doubt be responding to similar complaints. On first attendance, police appreciate the assistance of the owners to take action. A return trip could see the owner of the residence facing a bylaw charge and further visits could, in fact, result in a charge of criminal mischief. • On April 30th, at 8:10 p.m., police responded to a disturbance complaint on Stanley Street in Radium Hot Springs. The incident involved two adults arguing. No assault took place. The situation calmed down upon arrival of the police, and the adults resolved the issue without further incident. • On May 1st, at almost 2 a.m., RCMP investigated a complaint of break-and-enter at McToogle’s Restaurant in the 1300 block of Invermere’s 7th Avenue. Entry appears to have been gained via a window which activated the alarm. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment. • On May 2nd, members of the Columbia Valley detachment were contacted regarding a complaint of theft of monies in the 1400 block of 8th Street. A sum of money was stolen from a purse in a residence. Police are continuing with the investigation. • On May 2nd, police responded to a complaint at Dog Lake near Radium Hot Springs that a group of intoxicated males were causing a disturbance among other campers. The intoxicated campers were made aware that police were contacted and upon attendance

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the males had already departed. • On May 1st, at 2:30 p.m., police attended to a two-vehicle accident in front of the Lordco Auto Parts store on 7th Avenue in Invermere. A Chrysler mini-van driven by a 40-year-old Radium woman was south bound and rear-ended a Ford driven by a 60-year-old Calgary man who had stopped for a vehicle that was backing out onto the street. The driver of the mini van was charged with following too closely. New fishing hole The RCMP will be concentrating on providing provincial revenue (radar) in a school zone that has been generating some complaints: 13th Avenue, between 14th and 22nd Street in Invermere. At issue are vehicles coming in from Westside Road to drop off kids, and numerous youths walking to school in this area. The speeds seem to be quite high. Fair warning. Thanks for your concern NOTE: To my many friends who have contacted me and offered their condolences that my wife is comparing slap shots and wrist shots to golf swings and putting, Bev and I are working it out and we will get through these difficult times. I appreciate your concern. Habs no surprise No one should be surprised with the success the Montreal Canadians are having in the playoffs. You can do all the technical breakdown, statistics, and goal tending, but you need a goal tender that has the ability to steal a game. The strategic changes the coaching staff have made to counteract the offensive power coming at them. After you break it all down and analyze all that stuff, the only conclusion (for anyone with some degree of hockey knowledge) has to be how can any team go wrong by having a player named MARKOv. Where Good Friends Meet! Op e n Fr iday May 14 th

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Road and paint upgrades Eight bids ranged from the low, $170,000 by MHC, to $292,000 at the high end. “It’s in desperate need of repair,” said Mr. Prosser. “My gut says there is not better pricing out there.” The other road work happening comes through G & D Line Marking who have secured the contract to re-paint road and traffic lines, as well as pedestrian crossings, for $11,435. The district is responsible for painting parking lines, handicap stalls and yellow curbs within Invermere and G & D will be in charge of painting all else. Four bids were received and the district opted for the cheapest price quote. “We’ve almost doubled the number of crosswalks in town over seven years,” said Mr. Prosser, who didn’t provide numbers for the statement. The district is saving about $10,000 with this contract however, since last time they paid approximately the same for less work. Now, paying an additional $1,000 for considerably more work is seen as a victory for the district’s budget. “Sometimes the competitive aspect does help and sometimes it doesn’t seem to do much,” said Mr. Taft who believes this is an example of good competition. “We’re paying about $11,000 for a lot more paint.”

By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff Invermere city council has approved two new projects wich will improve safety and visibility on local roads, including a much-needed 11th Avenue South upgrade. Local business Max Helmer Construction (MHC) has been awarded the bid to improve the much beleaguered stretch of the avenue for just over $170,000. Plans include widening the road and improving fire flow and the sewer system running beneath the area road. The bid was $40,000 more than the district’s engineer had initially estimated, upsetting and surprising some in council. “It’s a very frustrating thing that local government has seen a lot,” said Mayor Gerry Taft of the lofty estimate. The mayor spoke candidly about figures being “out of whack” and said it becomes difficult to plan for the future with such uncertainty in numbers. “We were a little bit shocked by that,” said Chris Prosser, chief administrative officer for the district. “It’s quite surprising, the range of bids that are out there.”

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By Brian Geis Pioneer Editor A month ago, when rumours of Fran Ryan leaving town started spreading, the phone started ringing and Post-It notes began appearing all over my desktop pleading for a Page 3 story. Her friends, neighbours, and people whose lives she touched argued that Fran’s absence would leave a hole in the fabric of this community no one could fill. The requests did not fall on deaf ears. It was a claim I could not dismiss as hyperbole. I count myself among those whose lives she touched. I, too, have been the beneficiary of her warm oven, her penchant for giving, and more interest in my life than could be otherwise expected. In fact, I called Fran moments after Margaret O’Sullivan broke the the news. She was probably away volunteering at Columbia House or delivering a plate of home-made cookies to someone who needed it most; it would be hours before I heard back. Unlike the Fran I occasionally bump into at the post office or grocery store, the Fran with whom I spoke was unusually sober and serious. She politely thanked me for my interest, but firmly declined to cooperate on any story about her leaving town. It was clearly an emotional subject she was not prepared or willing to discuss with a newspaper reporter. Fair enough. Still, requests for the story continue arrive in the newsroom on a regular basis. I have honoured Fran’s request to leave it alone, but you, dear readers, are under no such directive. Email us your reaction, experiences and photos of Fran and we will piece together the story. Happy Mother’s Day, Fran. In addition to your own, you have been playing mom for the entire community.

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Former coach thanks Erwin Kloos Dear Editor: I just read of the passing of Erwin Kloos and was deeply saddened. I was the general manager and head coach of the Columbia Valley Rockies from 2006-2009. When I was new to town, Erwin stepped up and was so helpful to me in the beginning, serving as the team trainer. As well, he helped find jobs for the many players I brought in from out of town. Erwin would call me daily, always asking what

he could do to help. Erwin loved the Rockies and loved Invermere. In my 36 years in the hockey world, I have met many wonderful people, but some always stand out more than others. Erwin will always be in that “more than others” category. My deepest sympathy to the Kloos family in these trying times, and Erwin thank you for all you did for me. Darren Naylor Vancouver

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LETTERS We are here; we are high, and we are not leaving Dear Editor: I was amused by the meandering balderdash offered up by letter writer A.W. Shier. Mr. Shier says “Give the RCMP a break! They enforce laws; they don’t make them or have much influence in developing them.” Nonsense. They lobby constantly, they exaggerate the value of their busts, they exaggerate the dangers of both cannabis and cannabis growing, and they insist — despite any evidence to support the assertion, and in spite of all evidence to the contrary — that prohibition is the best way to deal with this issue. Give them a break? Canadians have had 100 years of this propaganda and balderdash. Give us a break! Marijuana prohibition is costing taxpayers about $1 billion annually in cops, courts, and cages, and all we have to show for it is a flourishing gangster community and contaminated product. A regulated marijuana market would save us that $1 billion every year, and — according to the hippies at the Fraser Institute — would generate an additional $3 billion in annual tax revenue. Oh yeah — then there is the $1-1.5 billion increase in tourism that we would likely see. And yet the police lobby vehemently against legalization. Give them a break, indeed. It should also be noted that on December 10th, 1997, Canada’s marijuana laws were declared unconstitutional by Justice Patrick Sheppard, a decission which was upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeals, July 31st, 2000 (Catzman, Charron, and Rosenberg). This decision was not appealed to

the Supreme Court of Canada, and the government has not re-enacted a Criminal Code statute upon marijuana. Therefore, marijuana is legal, and has been for about 10 years. Just like the prohibitions on same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, and abortion, the prohibition died in court, not Parliament. In 2003, you may recall, the law fell again in Ontario and pot was legal until October of that year. So really, the prohibition under which police are busting people is shaky at best, and at worst, completely invalid. It is explained in detail at http:// php?t=17635 and at Shier says that “...Barth suggests that pot ‘actually fights cancer’...”. No, Mr. Shier, science shows that cannabis fights cancer and stimulates the body’s own cancer-resistance systems. Google it. Pot is not a cancer among our youth. Prohibitionists and their outrageously counterproductive policies are the thing that is eating away our entire world like a virulent infection. I strongly suggest Shier move to one of those “....places on this planet you would be shot for simple possession”, because we are here, we are high, and we are not leaving. I promise to continue to loudly promote the herb that has saved the lives of my sick wife and myself, and the lives of many of my friends, and I will continue to denounce the immoral and obscene prohibition that keeps us from it. Russell Barth Ottawa

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Dear Editor: At the request of Staff Sgt. Marko Sherovac I won’t submit a Jeers, however I cannot sit idly by and let his column go without a comment. I attended the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and I was extremely impressed at the wit and humour that was delivered by Marko and took his relegation of the golf courses to the buffet line as good fun, but the shot he took in his weekly column did not sit well with anyone involved with the golf courses in the Columbia Valley. Marko’s tutorial of what golf does for this world would go on forever if I began speaking of the charitable donations (the PGA Tour has donated more money to charity than all other major sports combined), the manners and etiquette taught to youth and the sheer amount of money generated into the Canadian economy by the “game” of golf. That should be enough to end the conversation, but that wouldn’t make for good reading. I will be the first to admit that golf is not a sport, it is a game! That being said, I have never been invited to attend a hockey “sporting match”. Unlike some I

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have been fortunate enough to be invited to play in and watch a hockey GAME. If you were to really look at what we call “sports” they are in fact games. If you require a game to be in the Olympics to be classified as a sport I might suggest you do a little homework before you put pen to paper, as a little research would have shown you that golf will be reintroduced to the Olympic Games in the summer of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Golf must also offer something that other sports cannot, as a conservative estimate would state that 90 percent of all NHL players play golf during the offseason. You should thank your lucky stars that you only need to weigh the dilemma of marriage, hockey, marriage, hockey…the majority of people I know have an even bigger dilemma; marriage, hockey, golf, marriage, hockey, golf... We value all the work you and your detachment do for our community but I might suggest you continue with ever entertaining stories about Thor the police dog and not the soon to be sport of GOLF. Steve Haggard, Head Golf Professional Eagle Ranch Golf Resort


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Cancer Society: Make every day Earth Day Dear Editor: Earth Day is over for another year. Around the world, people used this day to think about the delicate balance between humans and our environment. Millions took these insights to heart and took action to ensure that people can live in harmony with nature. But what about the day after, and each day following? On the heels of Earth Day, the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon, is challenging all British Columbians to take Earth Day messages to heart. It is time to start using non-toxic methods to beautify our lawns, gardens, parks and sport fields. It is time for us to enjoy recreational green spaces without being concerned about the adverse health effects of exposure to these unnecessary chemical pesticides. Here, in the Kootenay region, four municipalities, including Nelson, Invermere, Kimberley and, most

recently, Fernie, have banned the cosmetic use of pesticides. It is time for all of us to build onto this momentum, and take action. Scientific research has linked exposure to chemical pesticides with an increased risk of both adult and childhood cancers. As the nationally respected and trusted voice on all cancer issues, the Canadian Cancer Society is committed to bringing these findings to the attention of Canadians. We are also committed to ensuring governments play a role in putting policies in place to protect human health. The B.C. government is considering regulating the sale and use of chemical pesticides used for aesthetic (cosmetic) purposes; however we are concerned that government action may not go far enough. The B.C. government might rely on the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to guide their decision-making and, we believe, when it comes to cosmetic use, this approach falls short of adequately protecting human health. Of note, IPM allows the use of chemical pesti-

cides as a “last resort.” We believe, when it comes to simply improving the appearance of a lawn or garden, the health of our citizens and the environment should trump the need to use these products, even as a last resort. We urge all British Columbians to take action. Let the B.C. government know why you support strong legislation banning the use and sale of cosmetic chemical pesticides, and remind the government, that when it comes to cosmetic use, IPM is not the answer. Do your part, on the heels of Earth Day, by joining the fight against cancer. Speak out by sending a letter, emailing or calling your MLA and the Minister of the Environment by visiting Imagine ... a world where no Canadian fears cancer. We believe such a world is possible. Marion Stotts, Advocacy Leader Canadian Cancer Society Columbia Valley Unit Patti Moore, Community Action Coordinator Canadian Cancer Society

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Mother’s Day at The View What goes better together than Mother’s Day and brunch at the View? Indulge in a delectable selection of breakfast and lunch items, featuring an omelet station, seafood salad, chicken parmesan, beef stroganoff and a decedent chocolate fountain. Sunday May 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Reservations Recommended

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What’s Happening in the Columbia Valley

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



SOULFUL CHARMER Singer-songwriter Allison Lickley — who is often compared to Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan — will appear at Bud’s Bar in Invermere on Wednesday, May 19. See Page 15 for more.


Out & About Your Weekly Guide to What’s Happening Around the Columbia Valley Page 13

Mother’s Day at Pynelogs Café

Featuring The Scotty Burger

Call 250-342-1445 for more information.

Wings Over the Rockies Art Show What does ART mean to you?

April 27 – May 16.

Valley Voices Spring Concert

Thur. May 13 & Sat. May 15, 7:30 at Christ Church Trinity.

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

Movie Review: Leap Year Reviewed by Dave Sutherland Amy Adams plays Anna, a home stager in a hurry to get from Boston to Dublin, so she can propose to her cardiologist boyfriend on February 29th, in the romantic comedy, Leap Year. According to this comic trifle, an old Irish tradition has it that a woman can ask her beau to marry her on Leap Day, and he has no choice but to say yes. But bad weather forces a change in her travel plans, and after she ends up in Dingle, she finds her only option to get to Dublin on time is to hire the local cabbie. Of course, Declan, played by Matthew Goode, is young, handsome, and has recently had his heart broken.

You can probably guess the rest; it’s a familiar tale. They instantly dislike each other, and only slowly warm up to one another, while enduring a series of minor catastrophes and calamities that conspire to keep them from getting to Dublin. The trip from Dingle to Dublin, a mere 345 kilometres, takes several days instead of the expected four, or so, hours. It is fraught with comic peril, including a car accident, an extended tumble down a scenic viewpoint, and an encounter with some bumbling thugs. Each vignette serves to show how Anna and Declan’s grudging acceptance of each other blossoms to real affection, as they squabble along a road less travelled. But the characters are appealing, the story is pleas-

antly and amusingly told, and there are a host of funny supporting characters to help propel it to its foregone conclusion. And, if that isn’t enough to keep you interested, the preternaturally beautiful scenery of Ireland will have you on the verge of whipping out your credit card and booking an impulse vacation. This endearing package was written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, directed by Anand Tucker, and, to be sure, a frothier bit of blarney you won’t find anywhere.


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

Out & About Please call 250-341-6299 or e-mail us at to enter your event in our FREE listings.

Toby Theatre •May 12th-15th, 7:30 p.m.: Percy Jackson & Olympians: The Lightning Thief •May 19th-22nd, 7:30: The Bounty Hunter

Friday, May 7th: •11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Wings Over the Rockies Ecotourism Presentation and Lunch. For info: www. or 250-342-9464. • 12 p.m.: Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Edgewater Legion. Price $5.00. •1 p.m.: Windermere Valley Saddle Club member drive, free BBQ lunch for joining. Saddle Club Grounds, Invermere Crossroads. For info: 250-3476499. • Angus McToogle’s Restaurant has live music with Rick Voisey, Mr. Jukebox.

Saturday, May 8th: •12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.: Arabian Mountain Spice belly dancing is having a workshop at the Invermere Community Hall. All levels welcome, bring yoga mat or towel, $25 for either session, $40 for both. For info: 250-3415203. •Mother’s Day Lunch at Pynelogs. For info: 250342-1445. •2-4 p.m.: Fairmont and District Lions Club 10th anniversary. Coffee, juice, and cake celebration at Fairmont green space, corner of Highway 93/95 and Hot Springs Road. For info: 250-345-6675. •Angus McToogle’s, come and listen to great Irish songs with Siofri, the O’Sullivans, Dr. Joe and Bernie Evans.

Sunday, May 9th: •9 a.m.: Brisco Riding Club breakfast, Poker Ride leaves at 12 p.m. from Brisco hall. Mother’s Day dinner to follow at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 10th: •11 a.m.-2 p.m.: 2010 Move For Health Day, 3 km walk starting at Mount Nelson Athletic Park. For info: 250-270-0627. •6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Open House and pre-school registration for September 2010 at the Windermere Valley Childcare Society. For info: 250-342-3168.

Tuesday, May 11th:

Sunday, May 16th:

•May 11th to June 3rd, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Red Cross Swim Lessons at Radium Resort, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For info: 250-342-5979.

•10 a.m.: Windermere Lakeshore Clean up, everyone is to meet at the Hidden Bay Marina, please bring trucks, trailers, rakes, and tools.

Wednesday, May 12th: •1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Free seniors’ bus from Columbia Garden Village and Lakeview Manor to the Invermere Public Library. For info: 250-342-6416. •May 12th to June 2nd, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Junior Lifeguard Club and 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.: Water Fitness at the Radium Resort. For info: 250-3425979. •7:30 p.m.: Edgewater Recreation Society Annual General Meeting at Edgewater hall.

Thursday, May 13th: • 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Navigating Childhood: A GPS Approach to Children’s Success, by the Windermere Valley Early Childhood Development Team. Tickets $20 per person or $30 per couple. For info: 250342-9576. • 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. • 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: College of the Rockies is hosting a business event called Date My Campus: A Business Networking Opportunity. For info: 250-342-3210. •May 13th to 15th, 7:30 p.m.: The Valley Voices presents Here’s to Song! at Christ Church Trinity. Tickets available at Essentials, One Hour Photo, N’Deco (Radium), and Smoking Waters Cafe (Fairmont).

Friday, May 14th: •6:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Classics Car Club’s meeting at Prestige Inn, Radium. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 15th: •10 a.m.: East Kootenay ATV Club meeting at Windermere Community Hall. •10-11 a.m.: The Invermere Tennis Club, Spring Tennis Camp begins. For info: 250-342-9082. •1 p.m.: Windermere Valley Saddle Club is having a membership drive, free barbeque lunch for joining. Fat and Frenzy Spring Fun Day at the Invermere Crossroads. For info: 250-347-6499. •7 p.m.: Meet on Higher Ground hosts “Supper and Sounds” evening with Hawaiian cuisine. For info: 250-347-6567.

Monday, May 17th: •5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Invermere and Radium Area Roaring Women Business Meeting at Bud’s Lounge. $40 for members and $50 for future members. Join us and make business and social connections with fellow female entrepreneurs.

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

Wednesday, May 19th: •6:30 p.m.: Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association Annual General Meeting, 914 8th Avenue, District of Invermere, Council Chambers. •7-9 p.m.: Opening reception for Impasto art exhibition by Karla Pearce at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Exhibition until May 30th. For info: 250342-4423. • Allison Lickley performs at Bud’s Bar and Lounge. For info: 250-342-2965.

Saturday, May 22nd: •May 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and May 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Victoria Day Weekend antique, collectable sale, and show at Wasa Community Hall. Admission $2. •9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Spring Fair at Invermere Community Hall with home-based businesses, direct sale, crafts, and many other services and products from the Columbia Valley. Exhibitors info: 250-342-0822. •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. •Tim Hortons Annual Camp Day, every penny from coffee sales during the 24 hour period, as well as money raised through special events and activities, is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp. Since 1974, more than 130,000 children have benefited from a Foundation camp experience. This year, more than 14,000 children will attend one

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Grand openings slated for both Pothole Park and Mount Nelson Athletic Park By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff Outdoor enthusiasts are keen for the grand opening of Pothole Park and new facilities at Mount Nelson Athletic Park next week. An outdoor workout area, multi-use athletic court and new fitness trails await visitors to Mount Nelson Athletic Park. This adds to the sports fields and skateboard park already open. “It’s really exciting to see both projects at the end stage,” said Invermere’s Mayor Gerry Taft. “It is always a struggle to get these sorts of recreational projects off the ground, but now comes the fun part.” Among the facilities at Mount Nelson are 12 outdoor workout stations. Several kilometers of new trails will also be open for use by walkers, joggers and cyclists. “The outdoor fitness equipment is great and I’m really excited about the new trails,” said Invermere fit-

ness instructor Tracy Gadsby, 24, who has organized a walk for the event. “Not everyone can afford to go to the gym much. I want people to know that getting fit can be free as well.” The opening of Mount Nelson Park on May 10th coincides with BC’s Move For Health Day. After the ceremony at noon there will be a group walk, jog and bike ride to help promote healthy living. “People in this area are very active anyway,” said Mayor Taft. “The parks just increase the outdoor options they have. These opening ceremonies remind everyone the facilities are open and available and should be lots of fun too.” The following weekend sees the official opening of Pothole Park to the public, after the majority of work was completed last fall. The park has been landscaped with walkways and seating added and an outdoor amphitheatre built. However work is still ongoing, with the planned fris-

bee golf course only partially complete. The opening ceremony, on May 15th, will feature bands, local artists and an historical play about David Thompson. “It has taken a long time to get the parks up and running,” said former Invermere Mayor, Mark Shmigelsky, who was involved with the projects from the start. “In a small town these recreational projects tend to get pushed to one side, but they add so much to the quality of life for people living here.” The parks’ openings come after years of work and fundraising by Invermere Council, local businesses and the community. “We depended a lot on community support,” said Shmigelsky. “So many people have helped with these parks, from fundraising to giving us the land to use. “It’s really a community-driven project and we were along for the ride. I’m just glad to see it completed.”

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Allison Lickley to play at Bud’s Bar date cross-Canada tour, Ms. Lickley has a unique theme to this tour. The Haiku Tour inSinger-songwriter vites audience members Allison Lickley will be at each tour stop to read floating into the valley with her charming songs their five-seven-five syllabic creations describthat create an audio blanket in which to wrap ing where they live which yourself. then will be posted on Ms. Lickley’s website. Having lived in EdMs. Lickley won the monton, the Maritimes, Northern Ontario Music Sudbury and now MonAllison Lickley and Film Award for Best treal, Ms. Lickley has released her new album, Vocal Performance on a Recording. You Might Find Me The tour began in Syndey, Nova Here, alongside producer and engineer Scotia and will end in Salt Spring Island Robert-Eric Gaskell. Her voice has been referred to as on May 29. Ms. Lickley will play in Invermere haunting and her music teems with soulfulness. In the midst of her 30- at Bud’s Bar & Lounge May 19.

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At the Library: The Almost Moon By Nancy Ballard Red & White Book Club My book club recently read this novel and the reviews were quite mixed. Adjectives used to describe it varied from horrifying and depressing to powerful. My word was ‘compelling.’ Once I read the first sentence, “When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily,” I found the book impossible to put down and I would recommend it to anyone who isn’t looking for a beach book.

The story involves a motherdaughter relationship that is far from pleasant and continues over a period of fifty years. Helen, the daughter, grows up, marries and has daughters of her own but she is not able to escape the control of her mother. Our book club didn’t agree on why Helen killed her mother. Read it for yourself and see what you think. Don’t forget, you can order almost any book from the Invermere Public Library. Happy reading!

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The mother of all cheques comes in for Rescue One On Monday, May 3rd, the Windermere Lions’ Club presented the efforts of their hard work, along with many community members and organizations, to District of Invermere representative, Mayor Gerry Taft, second from right, who is standing beside Al Lynch, Lions’ Club president. An amount of $413,262.89 went towards bringing Rescue One into town. The vehicle has already been out on one call, according to Deputy Fire Chief Tom McNeil who gave a thank you speech for the vehicle after the Lions’ Club hosted supper. Photo by Trevor Bacque

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Fitness Equipment and Trails May 10th, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

May 15th, 2010 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Try out the NEW fitness equipment then walk the new fitness trails to promote The BCRPA MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY!

Come help us celebrate the grand opening of the NEW Pothole Park. Learn the history of David Thompson and how Pothole Park was created.

Come join in a 3 km walk/run/bike to help promote an active lifestyle. Show up at Mount Nelson Athletic Park between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to register and show your support for an active daily life.


With the recent resignation of one of our Directors, Invermere Council is looking for a dedicated and engaged citizen with a desire to commit to an opportunity to be involved within the development of our Housing Corporation. The opportunity to become a Director in this new and exciting Corporation involves partnering with the community to sustain a range and supply of perpetually attainable housing options for Invermere’s permanent residents.


Be a Director in the Invermere Housing Corporation. The Invermere Housing Corporation oversees the creation, administration and management of resident restricted housing, for long term success as a vibrant resort community and its contingency upon retaining a stable resident workforce. It is an interim position with the possibility of a long term commitment to the community.


Citizens interested in becoming a Director are invited to submit a resume to: Kindry Dalke, Corporate Officer District of Invermere 914 8th Avenue, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Any questions can be directed to Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative Officer, at 250-342-9281 or The deadline for the submission of all resumes to the municipal office is May 21st, 2010.

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LOOKING FOR A GREAT COUNCIL AGENDA REVIEW for the April 27th Council Meeting VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY the regular meeting of Council on April 27th, 2010, the following items were TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY? During adopted: Invermere Council is looking for citizens with a history of community involvement and a desire to participate within the community development process. Three excellent opportunities are available to serve your community for a three-year term.


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The Board of Variance is a citizen appeal body consisting of three appointed members who hear and then decide upon variances to the Zoning Bylaws of the District of Invermere that cannot be considered by Council. The Board of Variance provides citizens with an avenue for appeal on the interpretation and the strict application of local government Zoning Bylaws and regulations in specific circumstances as defined in the legislation. The Board of Variance functions independently from District Council and has its own authority under the Local Government Act.


Citizens interested in participating on this Board are invited to submit a resume to: Kindry Dalke, Corporate Officer District of Invermere 914 8th Avenue Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 The deadline for the submission of all resumes to the municipal office is May 21st, 2010. A copy of the bylaw can be picked up at the municipal office or found on our website at for more information.

Council has adopted a Memorial Tree Policy, to remember loved ones by placing a plaque at the base of a tree within a municipal park or green space. The 11th Avenue south water & sewer upgrade was awarded to Max Helmer Construction. The road line & pedestrian crossing painting was awarded to G & D Line Marking The Tangible Capital Assets Policy was adopted. The Kinsmen Beach concession was awarded to John Dobson and Ryan Karl. Council is supporting the Columbia Valley Arts Council in an application for a Gaming Commission Grant.


The municipal truck will pick up free of charge your “yard debris” (NOT tree stumps, appliances or construction material). Trees or brush should be cut into lengths of 1.2m (4’) and bundled no larger than 150 mm (6”). Scattered refuse, old tires, tree stumps, residential garbage and construction/ renovation waste will not be picked up. Council encourages home composting where applicable for all wastes. Burning permits may be obtained from the municipal office and must be approved by Roger Ekman, the Fire Chief.

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Is your money safe: What is the CDIC? The Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation created by Parliament. CDIC insures Canadians’ savings in case their bank or other CDIC member institution fails. The CDIC is not a bank nor a private insurance company.

Money orders, certified cheques and bank drafts CDIC insures deposits in money orders, certified cheques and bank drafts issued by a CDIC member and held in Canadian dollars.

dian chartered banks that are not CDIC members are required to disclose the fact.

Who pays for deposit insurance? You do not pay for deposit insurance. CDIC member institutions pay premiums to CDIC. In the event of a failure, CDIC pays depositors the amount Multiple coverage at one institution Joint accounts qualify as well. Additionally, each of their insured savings, up to $100,000 in each of six How much is insured? Manulife Securities Incorporated = IDA CDIC insures deposits up to $100,000 and calcu- spouse or partner in a joint account can also have cov- categories of coverage. Manulife Securities Investment Services inc. = MFDA lates your insured savings by combining the amounts erage on their own accounts at the same institution. Manulife Securities Insurance Inc. in = INSURANCE Savings held an RRSP in savings and chequing accounts, guaranteed in- It is, therefore, possible to have $300,000 of insured A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is vestment certificates (GICs) and other deposits that coverage at one institution for a couple. an account that helps you save for your retirement. An mature in five years or less, money orders, certified French RRSP can hold more than one type of savings. Some Who is a member; who is not? cheques and bank drafts issued by CDIC members, English Most Canadian chartered banks are CDIC mem- of these savings are covered by CDIC and others are and some debentures. bers. So are Canadian loan companies and trust com- not. panies that take deposits, as well as associations govGICs and other term deposits 3/16" Minimum size to be used on business cards What’s covered? CDIC insures GICs and other deposits that ma- erned by the Cooperative Credit Associations Act that Deposits held in an registered retirement plan that ture in five years or less held in Canadian dollars at a take deposits. Some financial institutions that take deposits are are eligible include savings accounts and term deposits CDIC member, but does not insure term deposits that not members of CDIC. For example, credit unions of five years or less. To be eligible, a deposit must be mature in more than five years. and caisses populaires, Canadian branches of foreign held in Canadian money at a CDIC member. All eligible deposits are automatically insured. banks and some Canadian chartered banks. Your deSavings accounts and chequing accounts CDIC insures deposits in savings and chequing posits with credit unions and caisses populaires may CDIC does not insure some other types of savings accounts held in Canadian dollars at a CDIC member be covered by provincial deposit insurance programs. held in a registered retirement savings plan, such as 1/4" Minimum size to be used on the standard sized brochures Canadian branches of foreign banks, and those Cana- mutual funds and stocks. institution.

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Law getting tough on drunk drivers By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff People who chance it by drinking and driving will now face stiffer penalties if caught, beginning this fall, according to the B.C. government. “Despite increased enforcement and significant efforts to promote awareness, we’ve begun to see a rise in impaired driving across British Columbia,” said B.C. interim Solicitor General, Michael de Jong. “That trend is unacceptable and that’s why we’re bringing in these new laws ­­— to get impaired drivers

off the road with clear, swift and severe penalties.” Under the new Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), drivers who fail a breath test above .08 blood-alcohol content (BAC) or refuse to provide a breath sample will be subject to an immediate 90-day driving ban and $500 fine and have their vehicle impounded for 30 days. If a driver blows a ‘fail’ once or has three blows in the ‘warn’ range, BAC of .05 to .08, within five years, they will be required to take a driver’s training course at the cost of $880. An ignition interlock device will also be installed in their vehicle, costing $1,420, and drivers will have

to breathe into it each time prior to starting their vehicle for a year. The rigorous sanctions will hopefully discourage drunk driving, said Andrew Murie, chief executive officer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. “The citizens of British Columbia are going to benefit because there’s going to be less impaired drivers on the road,” he said. “B.C. did something very different from most governments.” Mr. Murie called the province’s government “really progressive” and applauded the changes.

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526B – 13th Street PO Box 429 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

A 5th Element Fitness Prescription for…

Health & Vitality

Interval and Circuit Program

Monday/Wednesday................................................................. Beginner


Tuesday/Thursday ......................................................................Intermediate Saturdays ........................Everyone

Starting Monday May 17th

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Lots starting at $129,000 Lake access lots with full recreational facilities! Underground utilities, walking trails, green spaces and no building time commitment. Call for details!

& Everything Goes!

Classes are at Kinsmen Beach 7:00 a.m. Monday to Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays

SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Heavy breathing, excessive sweating and endorphin highs!


Happiness due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness may occur.

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Windermere Valley Realty Good Service Is Not Expensive, It’s Priceless

Ross Newhouse Cell: 250-342-5247

Kristy Altman

Cell: 250-341-5747

Gordon Bagan

Cell: 250-342-5115

Virginia Jopp

Cell: 250-341-1419

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For more info or to register Contact

Kim Baker at (250) 688-8355

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Government Rebates • Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Fireplaces • Full Heating and Ventilation Systems Call for your FREE consultation and estimate

(250) 342-1167

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • AUTO Glass Bead, Soda and Sand Blasting. Also Available: Spray-On Tar Foundation Coating. Specializing in Cedar and Log Home Restoration, Decks and Driveways.


Call George 250-342-7001 or Clayton 250-688-0560 SKINNY & FATTY CONTRACTING

Solar-powered trash compactors installed Resort to

beautiful living Columbia Villas

Purcell Townhomes

1,158 sq ft

1,426 sq ft

Two bedrooms

Three bedrooms

10 ft. ceilings

11 ft. ceilings

West facing deck


One level living

Multiple decks

Plans include an open concept kitchen with alder cabinets, a spacious great room, gas fireplace, attached garage and large windows to capture the incredible views

Six new solar-powered trash compacting and recycling bins have been installed in Invermere at a cost of $7,000 each. Councillor Bob Campsall, pictured here, said he hopes the compactors will keep garbage from overflowing on busy weekends. Photo by Trevor Bacque

A Cut Above The Best!

Borrego Ridge in Radium B.C., is one of North America’s premier resort destinations, with 40 alpinestyled townhomes and luxury bungalow villas. You’ll be surrounded by the vast open spaces of the Columbia Valley, the grandeur of the surrounding mountains and the fresh air of alpine forests. Enjoy championship golf courses, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, trail riding, mini-golf, shopping or just relax in one of the many restauraunts.

Welcome to the perfect mountain lifestyle.


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Mowing and Edging Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weekly/Bi-Weekly Mowing Leaf Removal Aeration Sprinkler Systems Spring Cleanup, Winter Prep • Gutters Cleaned • Paving Stone Patios • Retaining Walls


Monday to Friday • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register on-line

Borrego Ridge Centre in Radium Hot Springs 1.250.342.5889 or 1.877.733.7932

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Call For A FREE ESTIMATE PH: 250-342-9220 • Fax: 250-342-9223 Email:

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Patty’s Greenhouse and Market Garden


10% OFF Mother’s Day Special Shrubs FREE Mystery Perennial with Purchase

Open 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundays Across from A&W • 250 - 341 - 1087

Best Price in the Valley!


For Sale by Owner • • • •

Let the chopping begin Sandra Beingessner of Invermere’s Bliss Hair Salon, holding the hedge trimmer, will shear these brave ladies at the Columbia Valley Relay for Life in June, so their hair can be made into wigs for cancer sufferers. To Sandra’s right are Sarah Lapointe, Susan Kelly, Sydney-Anne Porter, owner of AG Valley Foods, and Diane Lapointe. Photo by Trevor Bacque

Fairmont Walkout Bungalow Villa 2,700 sq. ft., 4 beds, 2 ½ baths 2 Fireplaces, Double Garage 6 Appliances, Air Conditioning, Vacuflo, Custom Blinds • Sleeps 10-12, Fully Developed Walkout Basement.

Call 403-968-8747 or #42866

Survivors’ Reception

at the Survivors’ tent outside at the DTSS track Saturday, June 12, 5 p.m.

All survivors are invited to join in the Survivors’ Victory Lap shortly after 7 p.m. This is the Celebration portion of the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, so we encouraged to join. Please register at; choose British Columbia; choose Columbia Valley; choose Calling all Survivors or call Survivor Chair Denise Mesenchuk at 250-341-1527 or email:

A Business Networking Opportunity Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 7 – 8:30pm at all six of our campuses. n

Speed dating for business - network with other “likeminded” professionals


Learn how our “net” working technology can help you


Find out what contract training services we offer the business community


Discover new funding opportunities


Check out our campus facilities, labs and meeting spaces


Satisfy your sweet tooth with the chocolate fountain

For more info, please phone Jessica at:



fight back


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Green Zone: “I’m so confused!” Bring Mom down to Kinsmen Beach for

Mother’s Day!

Sunday May 9 , 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. th

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Mixed Berry and Savoury Crepes Selection of Quiches and Flatbreads

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Great Kids Menu and Dessert Features And yes, Dad, The Scotty Burger!

Reser vations Recommended

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By Harold Hazelaar Pioneer Columnist The Green Zone Quote of the Week is by Davis Love III: “I used to get out there and have a thousand swing thoughts. Now I try not to have any.”


• Hot Tubs • Water Maintenance • Massage Chairs • Steam Showers


6 Person Hot Tub by



(limited time offer)

503B - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-3922 •

Illustration by Harold Hazelaar and Shawn Wernig

Get Your 2010 Greywolf Green Card Only On Sale Until May 16th

The best value for golf in the Valley. For just $99 you receive two free rounds of golf and as many more as you like for just $69 – any time, any day! All green card rounds may only be booked 48 hours in advance. The two free rounds must be used by July 18th, 2010. Limited to one non-transferable card per person. On sale until Sunday May 16th.

Greywolf Opens Friday May 14th 250-341-4100 · 1-888-473-9965 ·

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Contact Dale Elliott • 250-341-7098


Community bids farewell to Erwin Kloos A crowd estimated in the hundreds turned out for a memorial service to pay last respects to 50-year-old Erwin Kloos of Invermere. Mr. Kloos, a former partner in Invermere’s Lake Auto, was eulogized last Saturday at Pynelogs Park on the shores of Lake Windermere. Mr. Kloos died of pancreatic cancer. Photo by Brian Geis

THANK YOU INVERMERE FOR YOUR SUPPORT Without the support of our community we all know our fund-raising efforts would not be successful. Many of you presently show your support in many different ways – volunteering, donatiing to and shopping in our Thrift Shop, etc. Special appreciation to those who make an effort to donate clean clothes and items to our store; it saves us many hours of extra work.

AND YOU DID! In 2009, the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary purchased over $99,000 worth of equipment for our Health Care facilities and donated 13,583 volunteer hours. Likewise did other Auxiliaries for this area. VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME AND NEEDED Anyone with a few spare hours? Retired women/men, need a little exercise? Have fun, get out of the house and socialize. Come join our team. Application forms at the Thrift Shop.

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RADIUM 1 Bedroom, Basement

May 7, 2010

Beware of expensive imitations. There is only one…

Bright clean and new, with private entrance, semi furnished, utilities incl. View now, available May 15th, $ 775/mth. Wash + dryer ensuite. 250-347-7773


Happy Mother’s Day 25% OFF All mothers and accompanying guests with this ad 5067 Madsen Rd, Radium (top of hill beside Chalet Europe)


Winser Timber Ltd. SPRING SALE

“For all your

15% Discount on Topsoil

April 15th – May 15th

Don Mcintosh

Box 2505, Invermere, BC V0A

Ph: 250-342-1377


Increase the value of your home by 10-15% with quality creative landscape from Rick and his team. We have created three projects that ranked in the top four in their categories through BC Landscape in the last two years. For more information contact:


Rick Ferrier

Ph./fax (250) 342-8860 • Cell (250) 341-1589 Member BBB, Member BCLNA - BC, Member Lanta - Alberta, Certified Arborist, Certified Pond Builder

Jade Bowen wins Legion’s Remembrance Day contest son Seel, Jun Hyeok Hong, Kira Lee Hessel (junior black and white); It’s “really awesome” Jedd Sharp, Christine to be Jade Bowen right Constable, Dylan Rozak now. That was the phrase (junior colour); Hayley the humble 12-year-old Newman, Jake Persson, used to describe what it Carson Tomoly, Robyn feels like to win the Royal Tardiff, Cassandra Pack Canadian Legion’s Re(intermediate black and membrance Day Poster white); Dennis Wass (seand Literary Competinior black and white); tion. Her entry is curRebekah Hagan and Mia rently in Ottawa as part Ostere (senior colour). of the national competiIn the literary cattion. egory, Ashley Dubois, Ms. Bowen described Cooper Mountford, an internal struggle to Balance Paagman (juchurn out the winning nior poem); Mackenzie Twelve-year-old Jade Bowen of Windermere poem titled “They Are Rad, Eric Eugene, Alix won the Legion’s intermediate poetry contest. Our Heroes”. Beggs (junior essay); Jade She sat down at her Bowen, Dane Velboom, desk, Jade explained, and Courtney Falkman, forced herself to write and think about the meaning of Aalyah Greening(intermediate poem); Henrik Regitremembering. “Those soldiers died for our freedom, nig, Jazlyn Oakes (intermediate essay); Brody Myers, that’s sort of where my inspiration came from,” she Rebekah Hagan, Jordon Dendy (senior poem). said. The upbeat Grade 7 student at Windermere Elementary said her creativity has really taken off since Kootenay Zone Winners Posters taking guitar lessons from local musician, Oso Simple. Rebekah Hagan — senior colour, 3rd “The guitar always helps me write music,” she Dennis Wass — senior black and white, 2nd said. “Music is a different form of poetry.” Jedd Sharp — junior colour, 3rd Along with the Legion’s recognition, Ms. Bowen Marcia Paget — junior black and white, 2nd said she is getting due praise from her parents, Mark Lily Flamond — primary colour, 2nd and Alison Bowen, as well. “They absolutely loved it. Emily Melnyk — primary black and white, 2nd They are so amazed by where it comes from,” she said. Kootenay Zone Winners Literary Jade Bowen — intermediate poem, 1st Complete list of the winners Brady Myers — senior poem, 2nd Provincial Winner In the poster category, Emily Melnyk (primary Jade Bowen­— intermediate poem black and white); Lily Flamond, Jillian Meadows, Hayley Nadon (Primary colour); Marcia Paget, Kar- Entries will be at Pynelogs from June 1st to 13th. By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff

Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association


Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:30 pm 914 - 8th Avenue

District of Invermere Council Chambers

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College offering office space this summer Donna Chen of Tim Hortons has already used the facilities for training and said it’s “very professionally done.” Like many of his students, College of “It’s more conducive for learning,” she the Rockies Invermere Campus Manager, said with regard to training outside of the Doug Clovechok, found a summer job Tim Hortons’ restaurant. and is offering Calgary business people Ms. Chen said her new employees pay one less reason not to leave the valley this more attention because they are in an ofsummer. ficial learning environment. The college is turning classrooms She used space at the Chamber of more boardrooms this summer providing Commerce before but said it wasn’t as suitthat office-away-from-the-office to advenable for what she was hoping to accomturous executives from east of the border. plish. The college is advertising the service “It was a business opportunity that I on CTV News in Calgary and will be open saw based upon a need for the valley,” he to business professionals from May 31 to said. September 31. In his own experience, Mr. Clovechok Rates depend on the service desired, has needed such a place in the past, but but local business people will receive disTRADING SPACES — Rooms like this at College of the Rockies Invermere it never existed. When he and his family counts. Campus will be offered as office space for adventurous executives this summer. were living in Calgary, they would spend “If you’re some Calgary corporation summers in the valley, but he would have which has six people out there on a golf “If I could’ve sat in front of a video conference, I to routinely sneak off for business. event and you need to have a boardroom meeting, “I was one of those parents that migrated back and could have stayed in the valley.” Now, with “state-of-the-art” technology available you’re going to pay for it,” said Mr. Clovechok. forth to work while my family was out [in Invermere] To book a room call (250) 342-3210 or e-mail in the summer time,” said the 51-year-old Dutch at the college, that dream has become a reality for Mr. Clovechok and others. Creek man who lives here year-round. By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff

We’ve Expanded!

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Tomatoes Strawberries Basket Stuffers Onion & Garlic Sets • Seeds • Starter Kits

North Star Hardware & Building Supplies Ltd. • Independently owned 410 Borden St., Athalmer • Ph: 250-342-6226

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AUCTION Starting Bids from $85,000 Previously Priced Up to $512,900

The Kootenay Baton Konnection will host the B.C. Baton Twirling Championships from May 15th to 16th at David Thompson Secondary School in Invermere. Approximately 70 competitors will be vying for provincial recognition in solo, duet and group events. Among the twirlers are former medal winners Marissa Jobs and Olivia Rad. Ms. Jobs won gold and Ms. Rad took home the bronze in last year’s competition in the junior freestyle event. Both are competing in the freestyle event and submitting an entry as a pair for the competition. The twirling begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. For more details call Karen Gratton at 250-342-0002.

Wednesday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Hall

3 WAYS TO INVEST WISELY • Save 7% HST – buy before July 1st • Lock-in historically low interest rates • Buy at the bottom of the market

The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

Treat Mom to...

• 1-2 Bedrooms and 1-2 Baths with Up to 1,249 Sq. Ft. • Resort-Style Living on Lake Windermere Just Steps from James Chabot Park and Sandy Beaches

New Menu for Mother’s Day! Open 3pm - 10pm Reservations Recommended

• Heated Pool and Hot Tub, Pool House with Lounge, and Exercise Facilities • Full-Service Marina, Boating, Kayaking, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Golfing, Skiing, Snowmobiling, and More!



INVERMERE AUCTION INFORMATION OFFICE 205-3rd Avenue, Suite 3107 Invermere, BC V0A1K7 250.341.3466

& K.V. Ayurvedic Foot Massage



Copyright 2010 – Kennedy Wilson Auction Group in cooperation with Buss Marketing, an Alberta Real Estate Broker #RW-9716219 – 310.887.6400. All bids subject to Sellerʼs Reserve. *In order to be HST exempt, purchase agreement must be signed prior to June 1, 2010. See auction brochure for complete details.

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By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff

Columbia Valley Rockies Booster Society Annual General Meeting

40 Lakefront Condos in Invermere, British Columbia

CALGARY AUCTION INFORMATION OFFICE 1015-4th Street SW Calgary, AB T2R1J4 403.453.2272

Twirlers coming

@ Renaissance Wellness Centre, Box 185 / 505 – 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 • 250-342-2535 4/19/10 4:06:48 PM

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Invermere Campus

Thank-you College of the Rockies Invermere Campus and the 2010 Intro to Trades graduates would like to thank the following people and businesses for their support in the program. The Home Renovation Centre Essence of Sound Winderberry Greenhouse & Nursery Crossroads Traffic Control John Dobson Construction Ron Cope Peter Torma Brian Harvey Ken McKay

Walkers Repair Shop Valley Shine Shop District of Invermere Rocky Mountain Pro Drivers John Oostyen Concrete Finishing Eric Rasmussen Allegra Newill Timund George Leslie Adams

Without your generous support this program would not be possible. THANK YOU & SEE YOU in 2011!

Nature spotting at Lake Dorothy Outdoor adventure guides Andi Dzilums (left) and Robin Tapley (centre) use a super-telephoto lens to capture pictures of an osprey at Ivermere’s Lake Dorothy. The event was organised by Wings Over the Rockies as part of their 14th anniversary festival.

250 342-3210


Your Local Professionals Paul Glassford Strata, Apartment & Commercial Property Management

Bernie Raven

MaxWell Realty Invermere 926-7th Avenue, Invermere, BC

For professional management of your strata corporation, overseen by a Certiďƒžed Property ManagerÂŽ, with the accounting done by a Certiďƒžed Management Accountant, please contact Bill Weissig CPM , RI, RPA, CPRPM, CLO, SMA, CRES. ÂŽ

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Our six Strata Managers are licensed under the Real Estate Services Act of B.C. For more information regarding their extensive qualiďƒžcations and experience, please visit our website at

Phone: 250-341-6003



Wende Brash Broker/Owner

Daniel Zurgilgen

Glenn Pomeroy

MaxWell Realty Invermere 926-7th Avenue, Invermere, BC

RE/MAX Invermere Independently Owned and Operated 1022B - 7th Avenue, Box 459 Invermere BC V0A 1K0 E-mail: Fax: 250-342-9611

Office: 250-342-6505 • Cell: 250-342-1300

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HERE TO SERVE YOU • Drinking Water Systems • Duct Cleaning Service • Water Softeners • Whole House or Specialised Filtration including iron lters that really work! Call (250) 342-5089 385 Laurier Street Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

Cranbrook Pest Control

Septic Tank Pumping Portable Toilet Rentals

Serving The Valley for over 15 Years


Complete sewer/drain repairs • Reasonable rates – Seniors’ discount • Speedy service – 7 days a week

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Custom Home Design

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Doors Windows Flooring Painting/ Interior/Exterior • Kitchen Renovations

Specializing in Single Family Homes, Additions and Renovations, Drafting Services.

• FURNACES • HEAT PUMPS • AIR CONDITIONING • FIREPLACES • HOT TUBS • CHEMICALS • SERVICE & MAINTENANCE 385 Laurier Street, Invermere, BC Phone: (250) 342-7100 PO Box 86, Athalmer, BC V0A 1A0 email: Fax: (250) 342-7103

Contact: Paul Aubrecht Invermere (250) 342-0482 Calgary (403) 874-0483


• Bathroom Renovations • Additions • Decks • Finish Carpentry • Basement Renovations


Need Blinds? Interior World

window fashions

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406



BOX 2228 BOX 459 742 - 13th STREET 7553 MAIN STREET INVERMERE, BC. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BC V0A 1K0 V0A 1M0 PHONE: 342-3031 PHONE: 250-347-9350 FAX: 342-6945 FAX: 250-347-6350 Email: • Toll Free: 1-866-342-3031

• Structural Timbers and Posts • KD Tongue & Groove (Pine, Cedar and Fir)

• KD Bevel & Channel Sidings • Radius Edge Cedar Decking 5/4 and 2” • Wide Plank F/L Flooring

Box 80 SKOOKUMCHUCK, BC V0B 2E0 PHONE (250) 422-9229 FAX (250 422-9227) Email:

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Your search for quality and dependability ends with us.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists Truck Mounted System • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Dean Hubman

Certified Technician


asphalt maintenance Located in Invermere’s Industrial Park Peter Pankovitch • 1321 Industrial Road #3 Phone: 250-342-0665 • Cell: 250-342-1073 Fax: 250-342-0666 • Email:

• RepaiRs • cRacksealing • seal coating driveways • parking lots • roads

Leading The Way in asphaLT MainTenance

Toll Free: 877-342-3052

Invermere, BC V0A 1K3

reducing your carbon footprint blackline is serious about our products, our service, our reputation in the community and the environment.

introducing blackline’s eco-friendly hot in place, asphalt repair system


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HERE TO SERVE YOU Saunders Irrigation Your premier choice for restoration and carpet cleaning service

David Hessel

PO Box 2903, Invermere BC V0A 1K0 250-342-0090 • 250-342-0098 Independently owned and operated franchise

Installation and maintenance Owner/Operators Tanner Saunders • Brodie Smith

“Serving the Columbia Valley”

1-250-270-2703 - Tanner Free 1-250-342-5673 - Brodie Estimate s


After Hours Call: 250-342-3830 Email:

4825 Dell Rd, Windermere, V0B 2L2

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Industrial ~ Commercial ~ Residential • Garage Doors • Passage Doors • Truck Doors • Sun Rooms • Patio Covers • Vinyl Decking • Aluminum Railings • Gutters • Siding • Soffit • Facia • Window Capping • Renovations

Warbrick Towing & Salvage

250-342-6700 •


Quality Hand-crafted Steel

For a virtual makeover or to shop online, visit

enriching the lives of men & women

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Margit Szekely Independent Beauty Consultant

TEL: 403-272-5237 email:

skin care • makeup • spa & body • fragrance • charity • business

Call Judy: (250) 341-1903

Smitty’s Tree Service


25+ Years Experience • Dangerous Tree Removal • Tree Topping & Disposal • Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Lot Clearing

Al Smith

(250) 342-2611

#117 Industrial Rd. #2, Invermere, BC Ph: 250-342-9926 • Fax 250-341-3956 e-mail:

Commercial – Residential Installation – Maintenance – Repairs

Darren Ross 4890 Stoddart Creek RR#2 Invermere, BC V0A 1K2

Cell: (250) 342-5850 email:

Delicious Sushi

for a Healthy Lifestyle - and always fresh!

• Brown Rice Sushi • Wild Caught Salmon • Naturally Pickled Sushi Ginger

Located in Parkside Place Downtown Invermere

• Structural Steel • Welding • Fabricating & Machining • Custom railings and ornamental iron

Open Monday - Saturday 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Our freshly made Sushi also available at AG Valley Foods 7 am - 10 pm

Cell: 250-341-7727 • Fax: 250-347-6363 •

Chimney and Eavestrough Cleaning Specialists Time to Clean the Winter Sludge Out of Your Eavestroughs!

• Pruning and Removal of All Trees and Shrubs • Stump Grinding Time for Spring Pruning!

Please call Steve for a free estimate • 250-342-1791

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Millwork Cabinets Stairs Custom Framing • Renovations

Mike Cope


Journeyman Carpenters

INVERMERE GLASS LTD. •Shower Doors•Mirrors •Auto•Home•Commercial

Telephone: 250-342-3659

Jeff Watson

Serving the Valley since 1995• #3, 109 Industrial Road #2, Invermere

You’re invited to see our

Residential Jesse Vader 250.341.5426


Commercial Ken Johnson 250.341.5427


• Trusses • Engineered Floors • Wall Panels Tel: 250.341.6075 Fax: 250.341.3427 Email:

1320 Industrial Road #3 Box 159, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0


Dunlop Contracting Complete Automotive Repairs

Bruce Dunlop

• SANDING/ SWEEPING • Landscaping

• SNOW REMOVAL • Trucking • Property • All Grading Maintenance • Mini Track Hoe

Kari & John Mason

250.270.0821 Invermere • Panorama

(Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash)

Phone: 250-342-6614 •


1422 12A Avenue, Invermere B.C.


250-341-5096 READY MIX CONCRETE Scott Postlethwaite

CVCC Contractor// Trade Builder of the Year 2008 0

Residential, Commercial Electric Furnace and Hot Water Tank Repair and Service For All Your Electrical Needs

1710 10th Avenue – Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

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

For competitive prices and prompt service call: 250-342-3268 (plant) 250-342-6767 (office)

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P H A R M A C Y LT D . J. Douglas Kipp, B. Sc. (Pharm.) Laura Kipp, Pharm D. Your Compounding Pharmacy


Sheblime Roofing

7 days a week


Come in and browse our giftware

Open Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 1301 - 7th Avenue, Invermere


Aaron Sherban

Freight & Passenger

7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs

(250) 347-9726

Ashphalt Shingles

Phone: 250-341-8009

Repairs ♦ Replacement ♦ New WCB & Insured Call for Quote

P.O. Box 678, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 E-mail:



250-342-5047 • 1-888-357-4449

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(250) 341-6888

WINDERMERE 250-342-6805


From Framing to Finishing

Painting Inc.

Al Tallman

all Al at Commercial and Hospitality IT


Cell: 250.341.7227 Toll Free: 1.877.342.4426 Fax: 250.342.4427 1484 Hwy 93/95 Windermere, BC V0B 2L1 next to Skookum Inn

Computer Consulting, Service and Support 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


3D Modeling and Virtual Rendering Home Automation and Green Technology Computer Sales and Support

Excavator • Mini-Excavator • Bobcats • Dump Truck • Compaction Equipment • Snow Removal & Sanding • Street Sweeping • Underground Services • Site Prep • Road Building • Land Clearing • Landscaping • Basements •


Phone: 250-342-9207

Data Protection Computer Repair IT Consulting

Fine Homeservices Sales • Repairs • Warranty

Computer Networks Remote Backup Services Custom Programming

Trevor Hayward  (Owner/Operator)


Hourly or Contract  Rates Available

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Mother’s gift handed down through time By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff More than 40 years after the first thread was sewn, a quilt made with pieces of fabric from the lives of three generations of women is now complete. The quilt’s history is as colourul and complex as its multihued patterned squares of silk, cotton, flannel, and gingham. Like many treasures of its kind, it began with the telling of a story. More than a year ago, Sylvia Walker of Invermere was providing personal care for lifetime valley resident, 92-year-old Vera Wikman, when Vera told Ms. Walker the story of a quilt her mother started in the 1960’s, but had never finished. Vera described the piece to Ms. Walker, which was sewn by Vera’s mother using scraps of old garments from her own wardrobe, and from outfits worn by Vera and her siblings, and their children. The multigenerational mismatched fabric was stitched together to form the basis of a sprawling 54-square quilt of 11-inch by 11-inch sections. Following the passing of Vera’s mother at age 104, the partially finished quilt stayed with Vera’s sister, Phyllis Bower of Edgewater, until Phyllis passed it on to Vera’s daughter, Sylvia McLean, who also lives in Edgewater. “My grandmother had it all done except for the backing and the binding,” described Sylvia. After hearing Vera talk about the quilt, Ms. Walker was compelled to help her see it completed. “It was the way Vera told me the story,” Ms. Walker said. “I knew I wanted to help. I told her I didn’t know how long it would take me, but I knew I could find someone to finish the quilt.” Ms. Walker contacted Valley Piecemakers, the local 15-member quilting guild, who agreed to help. The quilt was passed from member to member

for more than a year before falling into the hands of Joanne Broadfoot of Invermere, said Ms. Walker. Joanne agreed to donate her time and complete the project. “It’s not about me, it’s about Vera and the quilt,” said Joanne. “All I had to do was quilt the lines on it and bind it.” Joanne enjoyed working with the unique fabrics of the quilt. “I loved it,” she said. “The fabric was made from shirts and dresses. It was beautiful. It was very colourful. I could see people’s pyjamas in it in places, and bits of satin. It’s not made from regular fabric; she used whatever fabrics she had, and that’s what makes it priceless. What stuck out in my mind were the colours of it, and the types of fabric and the textures. Some were bumpy, and some were very, very smooth. It is just gorgeous. She used every colour – she wasn’t afraid of colour.” Spread out over several sections of the quilt are

strips of fabric Sylvia recognizes as a pullover shirt she wore when she was 12-years-old. “There is one piece in there that I recognize,” she said. “It was a shirt that I had. It’s kind of a mustard yellow colour, and striped.” When Joanne sewed the final stitch on the quilt, it was packed into a bag and brought to Vera at Columbia House by Joanne and Ms. Walker. “I came up behind Vera and said, ‘Vera, do you know what I’ve got in here?’” Ms. Walker said. “Vera turned around slowly and then was just all smiles. I’ll never forget her expression. You can just imagine. It makes me choke up just thinking about it.” Joanne said, “She [Vera] just about cried. She was just so very, very happy to see it done. She sort of lovingly stroked the quilt. I thought it was just wonderful.” The quilt now resides again with Sylvia, the youngest of Vera’s daughters. It makes Sylvia feel connected to her two older sisters Barbara Neraasen and Phyllis Christensen of Edgewater, to her mother and aunt, and finally to her grandmother. Its lovingly sewn squares remind her of the history of the women in her family, especially locally. Vera was born in Wilmer and grew up on Hidden Valley Ranch. She married Walter Wikman, who has since passed away. Growing up in the valley, Vera worked a number of adventurous jobs: she farmed Christmas trees, cooked for local hunting parties, and traveled for several years with the Alpine Club of Canada as a camp cook. Sylvia, who plans to showcase the quilt in her living room on a display stand, finds it difficult to describe just how much she values her grandmother’s creation. She said softly, “I can’t even express the words. It means a lot to me.”

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Pioneer Classifieds s obituary s Joy Ralph

1918-2010 Joy Ralph passed away peacefully on May 1, 2010 at the age of 91. She is predeceased by her husband, John Ralph. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Ann (Norm) Veitenheimer and Wendy (Ken) Pepperdine, her grandchildren, Kelly (Greg) Geiger and Dale (Ros) Veitenheimer, and her great-grandchildren, Kirsten and Jordan Geiger. The family wishes to thank all the girls at homecare for their amazing care during Joy’s final months, to Dr. Louw for his years of wonderful care, as well as Dr. Maytham, the ambulance crew for their many trips to the hospital, and thanks to Dr. Mannheimer and the nurses for their support on her final day. Her wishes were no service and have donations in her memory made to the Invermere Public Library.

Kay Frater July 22, 1922 – April 28, 2010 Kay Frater was born in Fort McLeod, Alberta to Margaret and Charles Thornton. She passed over into the presence of God on the evening of April 28th with her two daughters at her side. She is survived by her brother George Thornton, her 3 children, Wayne (Linda), Wanda (Leroy) Koop, and Betty Jean (Fritz) Feldmann, 5 grandsons, Everett and Jeffery Frater, Royce and Jordan Koop, and Stefan Feldmann, and her only, very special granddaughter, Marlow Feldmann. She also has a very precious great-grandson, Jesse, almost 4, and a very precious greatgranddaughter, Reneah, born on April 1st this year. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive her as well as many special friends. Her parents, her husband Jim, two sisters, Elsie and Ethel, and two brothers, Sidney and Charles predeceased Kay. At a young age, Kay moved with her parents to Ahalmer and later Invermere, where she attended school. She joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at Paulson Manitoba with the rank of Corporal. After returning to Invermere, she met and married Jim Frater on September 11, 1948. The family would like to express our thanks to Dr. Dibb for caring for mom and to the staff of Columbia House for your awesome love and acceptance of Kay. You are an amazing bunch. She will be lovingly remembered for her giving heart and wonderful sense of humour. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you…” Numbers 6:24.25 Funeral services will be held at Invermere Trinity United Church, May 7 at 1:30pm, coffee and a light lunch will follow; Kay will be interred with Jim at the Windermere Cemetery later that afternoon. Donations in Kay’s memory can be made to Columbia House Long-term Care Facility in Invermere.

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Lost & Found

Te Papa Nui is having a warehouse sale, making room for new shipment. Take advantage of clearance sale pricing on-one-of-a-kind antiques at Te Papa Nui in the Invermere Industrial Park. Sale on until May 16th, 250-3420707.

I wish to thank my many friends and Radium Resort for the Gala Birthday Party they arranged for me on Sunday, many thanks, Gunner Jorgensen.

Jeers to the person who cheered Elkhorn Ranch for fencing the elk out in hopes of stocking his freezer. I can only hope that the elk continue to hide out from you and your freezer stays empty.

Found, kids red mountain bike. Call 250-342-8320.

Motel Tyrol in Radium, 5016 Hwy 93, starts at 9am, numerous items, beds, tvs, computer, etc. Saturday, May 8th , 8am to 12pm, 790 Westridge Drive, Invermere. Saturday, May 8th , 4873 St. Mary’s Street, Radium Hot Springs, 9am to 2pm, Parkside Café clearout, household items, sofas, hide-a-bed, TV, and much much more. Mother’s Day sale, candle products, Saturday, May 8th , 9am-2pm, 909 12th Ave. Saturday, May 8th , 9am, toys, sporting, and household goods, #25 640 Upper Lakeview Rd. in the Highlands.

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announcement Alcoholics Anonymous. Open to all. Regular meetings of the Columbia Valley A.A. are held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at the Valley Connection, far end of the Service B.C. building, 625-4th Street, Invermere. The Radium Friendship Group meets at 8 p.m. Friday at the Catholic Church, east side of Main Street, Radium. Call 250-342-2424 for more info. For every boy struggling not to let advertising dictate his desires, there is a girl facing the ad industry’s attacks on her selfesteem. ( 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. Lovely community center available at Bella Vista Estates (Fairmont), for weddings, clubs, reunions, up to 60 ppl. Call Bob 250-345-6668.

CHEERS & JEERS Beckham Gordon Hatt October 10, 2008 – May 5, 2009 How very softly you tiptoed into our world. Almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footprints have left upon our hearts. Forever our perfect baby boy. We will love you Forever, Mom and Dad.

Cheers to everyone that supported the DTSS Youth Action Team this weekend (April 25) at the car wash and pulled pork sale. They raised over $400.00 towards the trip to Regina for the CYAID conference – way to go! Cheers also to Bill Horkoff for donating his time and the pork. Extra cheers to the lady who donated her money and didn’t even get a car wash.

Cheers to the District of Invermere for the new recycling/ garbage bins downtown. Cheers to the person who suggested the return of pigs and chickens to the ranch. How wonderful it would be to see the revival of ranches and farms dedicated to producing wholesome meat, veggies, and fruit, instead of hobby farms and real estate development. Cheers to the leaders of Friends Club who taught our children how exciting it is to be part of the new Rescue One project. Cheers to the Fire Department for giving the children a tour of the vehicle and a demo of the tools and equipment. Jeers to the people who are dumping unwanted stuff by the river in Radium. Cheers to the town of Radium for doing such a great job of cleaning up the mess from people dumping by the river in Radium. Thank you!! Cheers to Mimi Price for receiving the award for Outstanding Volunteer for our area “G” in Edgewater! You are awesome and thank you for all you do!

storage NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE Various sizes available. Now with climate controlled units. Call 250-342-3637 STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250-342-3166. 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 space available. Rent 1 room in a natural health practitioner’s office. Available May 1st . Ideal for an acupuncturist, homeopath or any other natural health practitioner. Email radmarg@

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house FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT

condo FOR sale


3 bdrm house for family of 3, all 40+ in age. Fixer-upper okay, long term, 250-342-3981.

Hillcrest furnished apartments utilities included. 1 bdrm units, $600/month, 2 bdrm units, $800/month. 250-341-1182.


Black Forest Village unit available for rent immediately. 2 bdrm with garage, N/S, $1100/ month. Call Keith for more info, 250-341-1400.

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.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION Room to rent in house in Invermere, satellite TV and internet included, $500/month, available immediately, Kelly 250-342-0700 or Kate 250-3421157. One or two roommates wanted for a house in Radium, private bathroom and living room with shared kitchen and laundry, $450/month, phone 250-3477724.

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. 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. Bright 2 bdrm basement suite, available June 1st , N/S, separate entrance, includes 4 appliances, cable, and utilities, close to beach, $850/month, DD required, 403-819-8121.

1000 sq.ft. lower level, 2 bdrm suite, W/D, jetted tub, all utilities included + satellite TV, $900/month, N/P, N/S, 250-3423368, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, in Radium, stove, fridge, D/W, W/D, $1000 + utilities, 250-347-9345. Upper level of house, 2 bdrm, fully furnished, sunny, walking distance to town/lake, couple preferred, long term, no partiers, references, $1085/ month, utilities included, May 1st , cat lover, (no dogs). Also 1 bdrm in suite available, 250 342-8651. Looking for one quiet clean professional to rent our bright, furnished, 1 bdrm basement suite in our new Windermere home, $750/month, 403-6788519.

house FOR RENT Outstanding 3 bdrm, 3 bath executive home, steps to everything. Mature, responsible only, $1350/month, 250-3426577. Radium 3 bdrm house, W/D, N/S, N/P, $900/month + utilities + DD, 250-342-3841. Invermere, 2 bdrm home, centrally located, minutes to grocery store, large yard, storage shed, view of Mt. Nelson. W/D, N/S, N/P, available immediately, $1000/month + utilities + DD, references required, 250-3479086.


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

Newer 1 bdrm house in Radium, beside ballpark, $550/month + utilities. Available May 15th . Contact Wes, 250-341-1525. Home for rent, walking distance to downtown, 2 bdrm, W/D, available May 15th, $800 + utilities, 250-341-6080. Invermere, 2 Bedroom / Office Duplex. All inclusive: Hydro, Utilities, Internet, Yard maintenance, garbage removal. Beautiful yard and deck, facing south down Lake Windermere, huge windows, skylights, and tile floor. Prefer quiet couple. Long term. Must be employed. Pets possible. $975, Available June 1st . 250-688-7798, 250342-6899 For rent in Windermere, 3 bdrm house, furnished, hydro and satellite included, $950/month + ½ DD, quiet couples only, long term only, please call Tracy or Doug, 250-342-3047.

condo FOR RENT 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.

Brand New 3 bdrm, single garage, townhouse with insuit laundry, in Borrego Ridge, Radium. 1400 sq. ft. Available June 1st . $1300 + Utilities. Call 403-875-0214.

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.

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.

Brand new 1600 sq.ft. D/T Invermere, 3 bdrm, 2 bath + garage. Reduced to $299,900 + GST,, 250-341-1182.

Panorama 1 bdrm condo in Horsethief, available June 1st , furnished, recently renovated, $900/month, 403-256-9099 or Panorama, 1 bdrm condo in Horsethief. This unit has been completely renovated and comes with all the furnishings. Please email keithc@blueskys. ca Brand new 2 bdrm townhouse on 3rd floor, D/T Radium, 2 full baths, F/P, $1000/month, includes utilities + DD, Available immediately, 403-828-1678.

Canal Flats Townhouse for sale, rent to own, $1450/month. Call today 250-344-5594. 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, No agents please. 250-341-5170.

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

wanted Wanted, truck Cap for 2001 Tundra, 78” x 68”, 250-3416287. Wanted, boat slip on Lake Windermere for the summer. Call Brad, 403-512-1754 or 403241-2669. Wanted, good used aluminum canoe, 250-341-7362. Wanted to buy Queen sized beds with mattresses, 250-342-9636.


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

Timeshare for sale

A bright & spacious upgraded 2brm townhouse with laundry & a single car garage. Call 403 251-6947 or remi.plante@ to move in today!

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

house FOR Sale


Duplex, 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, detached 24’ new garage, renovated kitchen, new windows, hardwood floors up, immaculate condition, $350,000, 250-342-7077.

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.

Snoopy is a 4 year old Bichon x Cocker x Beagle. He is great with children but is not so good with cats. He does not like being left alone so he’d be best suited to a stay at home sort of family. He needs an understanding yet firm owner to help him live a happy life. Snoopy is currently at Second Chance Animal Shelter in Nelson, BC. If you are interested in adopting Snoopy please call 250-352-2228 or email secondchanceadoption@

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Misc. For Sale

Misc. For Sale

VEHICLES for sale

boats for sale



Fertilizer, Money’s sterile mushroom compost, $60/cubic yard, 250-342-5224.

2003 Chevy Silverado LT., fully loaded + extras, black, comes with custom canopy, great truck, 266,000 kms. MUST SELL!! $7000 OBO Call 250-342-5440.

18’ Starcraft, Aluminum hull, 85hp merc, 4hp merc, kicker, and fish finder (older model), $6000 OBO, 250-341-1004.

Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-3425089.



FOR SALE 1 Pair of Swarovski 8.5x42 EL Binoculars, Warranty Card, Snapshot Adapter


$1599.00 FIRM

Phone: 250-342-5222

Quality Top Soil & Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truck load, $70/pick-up load. Manure $100/ pick-up load, delivery extra. Call, 250-342-1268. Explornet Internet Satellite System, 2 years old, new $620 value, for $200, includes dish, modem, and installation. Call 250-342-3129. Beautiful double garden door with sky light window, still in the wrapper, $1200 OBO, 250342-5024. Architectural Shingles, 3000 sq.ft., dark green, used 16”x36” panels, $3650 OBO. Bob, 250345-6668, Fairmont. Large deep freeze, $90, 250342-3841. Large collection of Pink Cabbage Rose depression glass, $2500; Haida argillite box, $1000; Haida 14K ring, size 9.5, never worn, $500; button blanket & vest (Native West Coast), $1100 firm. 250-342-6178.

Bike Carrier, fits 2 bikes on hitch, $50; 4 tires, P52, 14”, 60% tread remain, $150; new golf bag and ladies’ clubs, $75; round glass patio table, $40; new car top carrier, 13 cu.ft., $200; new portable high chair, $25. Call 250-347-0070. Wooden dining room suite, table, 1 leaf, 5 chairs, and 1 captain’s chair, $250; 1 end table and 1 coffee table, beveled glass tops, $100. Call 250-347-6535. 6’ Roxton solid maple dining table + 6 chairs, $800, 250-3429720. 14.8 cu.ft. chest freezer, 48”W x 29.5”D, $150, 250-341-6043.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 2007 Rockwood Signature ultra light trailer, 32 ft., dbl slide, N/P, N/S, mint condition, with many options, $18900, 807-629-6535. Dirt bikes for sale, 2002 Yamaha TTR125P $1500, 2002 Honda XR200R $2500, both bikes in good condition, call 250-3421010.

VEHICLES for sale 1986 F-250 XLT Lariat, $800 OBO, call 250-342-5024. 2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT., fully loaded, black, well maintained, 219km, REDUCED TO SELL!! $6500 OBO call 250-342-5440 1985 GMC 3 ton, single axle dump truck, 366 engine, $5000 OBO, 250-688-0143.

GM/Chev, ¾ ton crew cab, 8 lug flat black, brushed aluminum rims, nerf bars, billet grill, all for new body style, $6000, 250342-6178. 1999 GMC Savana 2500 for sale, white, 179,000 kms, excellent condition, $5900 OBO. Call Aaron, 250-342-4483. 2003 Pontiac Montana, 198,000 kms, runs well, $4500 OBO, 250342-3442 or 250-341-7387. 2001 Dodge Dakota 2WD, 180,000 kms, $4000 OBO, call 250-342-2112. 2000 Chrysler Neon, excellent condition, clean car, very well maintained, awesome on gas, $3000, 250-342-0644.

boats for sale

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

services Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time. Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207, Furnace & duct cleaning services using the patented rotobrush system. Call AQUAIR for free estimates, 250-342-5089.

Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in one hour! Call 250-688-0213.

Budget Blinds

Customized to fit any window “No Questions Asked Lifetime Warranty!” Commercial or residential Call a professional covering the Kootenays Free In-Home Consultations 250-342-5749 “We have a blind for any budget” 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.

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Recreational Vehicles 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.

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help wanted


Red Rock Contracting, Custom installations of interlocking paving-stones, for your patio, driveway, etc. Retaining wall systems. For estimate call 250-341-6869.

ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING Garbage, brush, and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt at 250-342-3569.

Laborer/Carpenters Helper wanted for 2 month job. Please phone after May 8th , 250-3421354.

Columbia Cycle (located in Invermere, BC) is looking for a full-time, experienced Bike Tech/ Sales Assoc. Competitive wages. This position may result in year round employment. Apply in person, send resume to: ccycle@ , or fax 250-342-6174.

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. 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. Casual work wanted, odd jobs, call Douglas, 250-342-6068.

Shawn’s LBO Autobody, Your Fender Bender Mender & The Valley Shine Shop Auto detailing, power polishing, rock chip repair, and more... Get your boat detailed for summer. Call Jodi 250-342-9696 Dog Grooming, bathing, nails, ears. Call now to make your appointment, 250-342-6178. Leave message. 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.

careers Resort Villa Management currently has an opening for:

Payroll/Administrative Clerk As a key contact within the resort, the incumbent is expected to exercise considerable tact, discretion and judgment, often dealing with issues of a sensitive or confidential nature. In addition, but not limited to, the Payroll/ Administrative Clerk is responsible for: • processing payroll, including source deductions and preparing Record of Employment; • understanding of employee benefits; • work closely with Resort Manager and Personnel Manager; • general office duties that may include, but not limited to, writing formal letters, internal documents, basic accounting skills, computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office. * Courses in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll administration are an asset Interested applicants can forward their resume with references to Cherrie Burke, (preferably by email). Deadline: May 14, 2010 E-mail: or fax (250) 345-6250

Windermere Valley Childcare Society, student wanted starting in May, must be 19 or over and willing to have a criminal record check, must be currently in school and returning in September, 40 hrs/week, some experience/ courses necessary, will be working directly with children, 250-342-3168, ask for Arlee.

careers Bud’s Bar and Lounge is looking for door staff for the summer, please drop by or call Emily at 250-688-0710.

Helna’s Stube is accepting applications for permanent p/t evening kitchen help/ dishwasher. Please call 250347-0047 or email mail@ Part-time help wanted for Toad’s Hole Café in Invermere, B.C., seasonal, Food Safe required, salary negotiable, contact Erin Elliot at 250-341-5370.

Administrative/Logistics Assistant Eagle-Eye Tours is based in Windermere and is Canada’s largest birding tour operator, offering 40+ tours worldwide each year. To keep the show on the road, we need someone who can handle correspondence with our clients and help pull these tours off without a hitch. This is a long-term position of 30 to 40 hours/ week (flexible to meet your needs). You will have a variety of tasks to keep you busy from researching hotels in Australia to sending out packages for our trips to the Arctic.

• Phone: 250-341-6299 • Fax: 250-341-6229 • Email: • VILLAGE OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS The Village of Radium Hot Springs invites applications for the position of Utility Maintenance Operator. Under the supervision of the Public Works Superintendent, this individual will assist in the administration, operation and maintenance of the water treatment and distribution system, the wastewater collection and treatment system and all other municipal infrastructure (buildings, parks, roads, et cetera). This is a wide spectrum position with diverse responsibilities ranging from administrative tasks to physical labour. A complete job description can be obtained from the municipal office in Radium (250) 347-6455 or via email by contacting The successful candidate will have completed grade 12 (or equivalent) and hold a valid class 5 BC drivers’ license with air endorsement. The preferred candidate will be certified by the BC Environmental Operator Certification Program or hold equivalent A.B.C. certification. The system classification is: WT-II, WD-I, WWC-I, WWT-I. Applications must be received by the undersigned at the Village office no later than 4:30 p.m., Thursday May 20th, 2010. The Village thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Mark Read, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Radium Hot Springs, 4836 Radium Blvd, PO Box 340, Radium Hot Springs, BC. V0A 1M0

Member Service Representative Invermere, BC Kootenay Savings continues to grow as we strive to fulfill our vision: To be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve.

Core responsibilities include: • Client correspondence (inquiries, invoicing, etc.) • Database management • Researching and handling tour logistics (hotel, vehicle, and flight bookings)

We are currently seeking a qualified and flexible candidate to provide part-time coverage as a Member Service Representative in our Invermere branch.

Requirements include: • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, email) • Ability to work independently • Excellent customer service skills • Excellent communication skills (written & oral) • Attention to detail • Ability to manage competing priorities • An interest in travel

You’ll be rewarded with a positive and challenging work environment in an organization that incorporates many leading-edge strategic initiatives with opportunities for supported learning and career advancement.

Additional beneficial skills or experience could include: • Graphic design • Website design or maintenance • Marketing (web or print) • Bookkeeping • An interest in birds and birding

If you are a team-oriented individual interested in growing with an organization where you can demonstrate your talent for building strong member relationships, we'd like to hear from you!

We offer a competitive wage, flexibility, interesting work, and a collegial positive work environment. Work will commence June 15th.

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Pioneer Classifieds Landscaping Ferrier’s Waterscapes has a rare opportunity for an experienced landscaper in the Invermere area. If you have equipment experience, a positive attitude, good communication skills, along with related industry and safety courses, we would like to talk to you. Some travel may be involved. Wage dependent upon attitude and experience. Fax resume to: 250-3428860. Call 250-341-1589. Experienced Hungarian Cook required for seasonal work at Citadella Restaurant in Radium, BC. $15/hour, May to October, accommodation available. Email If you are self-motivated, reliable, energetic, have a clean drivers abstract, and want to work outdoors, a property maintenance company is looking for you. $15/hour to start, fax resume to 250-3420818.



LEGAL – MacDonald Thomas Law Office requires receptionist/ legal assistant for immediate start, permanent, full-time position (4-5 days/wk). Experience preferred BUT will train; salary DoE. Submit resume by fax: 250-342-3237, by mail: Box 2400, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0, or by email: reception@

WANTED F/TIME SHORT ORDER COOK, GAS PLUS in Fairmont, BC, 2 positions, $15/hour, 40 hrs/ wk., work shifting schedules, overtime, weekends, days or nights. Must have completed high school or equivalent, speak, write, understand and read English language, be customer service oriented, related experience an asset, work with specialized cooking equipment, prepare and cook individual dishes and food, ensure quality of food and determine size of food portions, and all other related duties, food preparation certificate an asset but not required. Fax resumes to: 250-345-6600, attn: Mr. Muhammad Azeem Jutt.

La Cabina Ristorante in Radium is looking for an experienced morning chef. For info call 250347-2340. Drop off resume. Full time service station Assistant Manager required, working shifts and starting immediately at GAS PLUS in Fairmont, BC. $20.30/hr. Duties include assist in managing staff and assigning duties, good customer service relations, motivated and flexible. Must have at least 1 year experience. Knowledge of VERSA POS and INFO NET systems and LOTTO machine is a must, able to resolve customer complaints. Fax resumes to 250-345-6600, Attn: to Mr. Muhammad Azeem Jutt.

Part and Full-time work available at Radium Petro Canada, please call 250-3479988 or drop off resume.


Phone: (250) 341-6299 • Fax: (250) 341-6229 • Email:

We will be making electrical system improvements in Fairmont on May 11. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 3 hours, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The area affected is Will road (West off Hwy 93/95, River Dr, Bruce St, Jeanette St, Willow Place, James St, Ogilvy Ave, Sable Rd, Meadows Crs, Redwing Rd. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service as quickly as possible. Please protect all sensitive equipment. If you experience any electrical problems following the interruption, or would like further information, please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766).


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The Village is seeking creative and outgoing fill x 69 lines Size: individuals to 5” the Coordinator (one) and Leader (two) positions for the 2010 Insertion date: Friday, May 7, 2010 summer youth camp program. Submissions by contractors to deliver the program will be considered. To receive details about these positions and the program, please pick up an information package at the Village office 347-6455 or via email request to For Austrian restaurant. Minimum 3 years experience. $17/ hour. Resumes to Old Salzburg Restaurant at Box 217 Highway 95/93, Applications will be received up to May 20th at 4:30 pm. Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0 or fax to (250) 347-9890

East Kootenay Realty Ltd. Insurance Division has an immediate opening for a Level One General Insurance Agent.

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Medical Office Assistant Chisel Peak Medical Clinic is currently looking to hire a part-time Medical Office Assistant. The clinic is a full Electronic Medical Records operation. The successful candidate should possess solid computer skills, and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP. Chisel Peak Medical Clinic requires the successful candidate to have excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to work in a fast paced high pressure environment. You should be a proven team player with the necessary skills to handle multiple tasks on an ongoing basis. Submit resume, cover letter and references by 4:00 p.m., May 14th, 2010. Chisel Peak Medical Clinic PO Box 4000, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Attn: Shelley Hopkins Preferences will be given to those that have experience in the medical field.

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Criminal Court: April 27, 2010 By Trevor Bacque Pioneer Staff In Invermere court on Tuesday, April 27th, with Judge Ron Webb presiding: • Joseph Lightfoot and Donna Howse, a local couple, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. Multiple dogs on the property were found infected with botfly and warble fly larvae and had visible blood stains. The pair has been ordered to pay $966 restitution to the Cranbrook SPCA and have been put on probation for two years. Terms of the probation include not owning any other animals than their current two dogs and bird.

Mr. Lightfoot provided $250 up front to go towards the restitution and will pay $100 per month starting June 1st until the $966 is repaid. • Jed Plotnikoff pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000. In August 2007, Mr. Plotnikoff stole approximately $650 of float money from the Kinsmen Beach concession. Twenty hours of community service. Three months probation are included in his sentence and a $200 victim surcharge. • Mark Dunlop, a man with multiple prior convictions, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking and entering. On August 9th, 2009, Mr. Dunlop broke into Bud’s Bar and Lounge by pulling off a ventilation cover. Once inside, he removed a padlock from a commercial fridge, stole approximately $150 of chicken

breasts and said “hunger” fueled the crime. His finger prints were found on a security camera that he moved with his bare hand. On April 16th, 2010, Mr. Dunlop again committed a break and enter, this time at The Bistro Family Restaurant, stealing empty pop bottles and hotdogs. Mr. Dunlop gained entry to the restaurant by smashing a window with a rock. Sixty days total were handed down to the 47-yearold for the two offences. “I feel bad for what I’ve done,” he said. Citing “stupidity” he said, “I don’t know,” when asked by Judge Webb why he committed the crimes. A one-year probation was imposed on Mr. Dunlop and he cannot enter either establishment during that time.

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I am my mother’s garden: Honouring Kay Frater on Mother’s Day Pastor Wayne Frater Radium Christian Fellowship I would like to talk about my mom. Sunday is Mother’s Day, and today, Friday, May 7th, two days before Mother’s Day, we will lay my mom to rest, alongside dad, at the Windermere cemetery. She passed on into the arms of her Lord on April 28th. Like all moms, my mom was very special and, as I was preparing for her funeral, I found a poem, which kind of expresses how I feel about her. No words can ever really express the love we feel, but I thought it was pretty good. It is called, “My Mother Kept a Garden,” author unknown. My mother kept a garden a garden of the heart She planted all the good things that gave my life it’s start She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream, Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem... And when the winds and rain came, she protected me enough — But not too much because she knew I’d need to stand up strong and tough. Her constant good example always taught me right from wrong — Markers for my pathway that will last a lifetime long. I am my Mother’s garden I am her legacy — And I hope today she feels the love reflecting back from me.

As I read this, my mind raced back over the past almost-60 years: the good times, the bad times, but mostly the really good times. And I pondered on the love my mom had for me. When we lose a loved one, we all have questions. We wonder why. Why now? The Lord knows, and He has the timing. One of the scriptures I like is Romans, 8:28-30. God does have a purpose, and a plan for each of us. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. “For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. “And having chosen them, He called them to come to Him. And having called them, He gave them right standing with Himself. “And, having given them right standing, He gave them His glory.” In God’s Word, I can rest. I believe my mom received God’s glory. I believe that evening, two weeks ago, when she breathed her last breath here on earth, she went in to the presence of the Lord. My dad — and many others she knew who had gone on before — were there to greet her coming home. And, I know, she will be there, with dad, to greet me when I have fullfilled the purpose God has for me. You see, it isn’t “Goodbye, Mom.” It is, “So long, we will meet again — in God’s timing, according to His purpose, His plan — WE WILL MEET AGAIN.” I know this, because, Romans 10:9, tells us, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” I know that mom confessed with her mouth: I was there, and I believe she believed in her heart. She is saved. So long, Mom. I love you. See you later.

Valley Churches Lake Windermere Alliance Church Sunday, May 9th, 10:30 a.m.: Worship and Life Instruction, “Public Relations: LOVE” K.I.D.S. church for children aged 3 to 12 during the service. Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • Windermere Valley Shared Ministry ANGLICAN-UNITED Sunday 8:30 a.m.: Worship at All Saints, Edgewater 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-6644 • or Valley Christian Assembly Sharing Truth, Showing Love Sunday 10 a.m.: Worship and Word Kids’ Church provided. Pastor T. Scott Peterson 4814 Highway 93/95, Windermere 250-342-9511 • Roman Catholic Church Sunday: 9 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs Church in Invermere 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Canal Flats Father Jim McHugh 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 250-342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Christ Church Trinity, 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564 Radium Christian Fellowship Sunday 10 a.m. Worship service 7 p.m. Special Praise, Special Prayer and Especially the Love of God Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worship Service, Sunday 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m. • Relief Society, Noon. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792

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SO MANY WAYS TO PLAY! Mother’s Day Weekend

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MOTher’S DAY SUNDAY BrUNch & SWiM Mountain Flowers Dining Room. Adult $21.95, Senior $15, Child (5 to 12) $10.95, Children under 4 FREE. Three sittings: 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm.

reservations recommended: 250.345.6070. Remember, your Sunday Brunch receipt always gives you FREE same-day entry to the famous hot mineral pools! Pools open daily 8:00am to 10:00pm.

MOTher’S DAY SALeS – GifTS GALOre! Golf Shop Sale – Riverside & Mountainside Golf Courses Treat Mom to 25% off all regular priced Ladies clothing, shoes and accessories. Poolside Shop & Lobby Shop Sale — Enjoy 20% off all regular priced goods including swimwear and clothing at Poolside and Lobby Shop. Poolside Shop carries Western Canada’s largest swimsuit collection. Sale does not apply to books, magazines, postcards and sundry items.

Brewer’s Market Opens Tuesday! Brewer’s Market opens for the season Tuesday, May 11 · Open daily 8:00am to 8:00pm History comes alive! Visit the country store located next to the hot mineral pools for glass-bottled milk, Kicking Horse Coffee, fresh-baked goods, daily newspapers, fresh eggs, local BC produce, organic cheeses, old-fashioned candy and fudge, treats, gourmet gifts, and much more!


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