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August 20, 2010 Vol. 7/Issue 34

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VIP GUEST — Prime Minister, Stephen Harper posed for pictures with staff at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort during his stay last week. Mr. Harper spent two nights at the resort with his family, enjoying some recreation time between appointments. PMO photo by Jason Ransom

Prime Minister visits Fairmont Resort

By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the valley last week, staying at Fairmont Hot Springs resort for two nights while attending MP Jim Abbott’s retirement party in Fort Steele. Mr. Harper along with his wife, Laureen, and children, Benjamin and Rachel, spent last Tuesday and Wednesday night, August 10th and 11th, at the resort, also stopping in Cranbrook and Fort Steele during his stay. While in Fairmont, Mr. Harper went to the hot pools, played a round of golf at Riverside Golf Resort and met staff and fellow diners at Dapper’s Landing Family Restaurant. “It was a great experience to have Mr. Harper stay here and to meet with him,” said Dean Prentice, Chief

Operating Officer of Fairmont Hot Springs. “He had a really relaxed visit and came out here relatively unnoticed, which for him was probably quite a good thing.” The trip to the area was organized in 10 days, once Mr. Harper was confirmed to speak at Cranbrook’s Canadian Rockies International Airport. On Tuesday he went there to pledge $5.6 million in funding to the airport. Later that day, after a visit to the College of the Rockies campus, he made his way to Fort Steele for a barbecue held for retiring politician Jim Abbott. “It couldn’t have been a better evening,” said Mr. Abbott, who plans to step down as the Kootenay-Columbia MP after nearly 18 years. “The Prime Minister came and spoke and he was very, very warmly received...He loves this area as well, he is very tuned in to this part of the country.” After a busy Tuesday, the Prime Minister arrived

through a side door at the resort that night and spent the following day relaxing. During his stay he visited some friends at Columbia Lake and played a round of golf with them down at Riverside Golf Course. Later on Wednesday he went for dinner at Dapper’s Landing, sitting among fellow diners, chatting and taking pictures with them. Mr. Harper then finished off his evening with a trip to the hot pools. “He was very laid back during his visit,” Mr. Prentice said. “He went and shook hands with our staff at the resort and had his assistant gather up all the staff to get a photo...he seemed to have a very pleasant stay.” Mr. Harper left the valley on Thursday morning for Barrie, Ontario, where he coached a charity hockey game with hockey personality Don Cherry. His wife and children stayed at the resort town until the weekend, spending time hiking in the area.

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Over the past weekend, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 30 calls for service. • On August 13th, police responded to a report of mischief in the 1300 block of 7th Avenue in Invermere. A drunk man had broken a window by punching it for no apparent reason. Police located three of his friends, who denied knowing him. After speaking with police they finally admitted they did know the man, but said that he would not reveal where he was hiding. The business manager said he would not press charges if the man paid for the damage, estimating it would cost $400 to fix. Later that day the investigator contacted the business manager who said that the man had apologized and had paid the full $400 owed. • On August 14th, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a complaint of assault with a bat in Canal Flats. The person who called police reported that two men had attacked the victim, believing he smashed their truck window and punched one of them in the face. The victim was injured on his face and nose as well as bruised on his back and arms. He was taken to hospital by his father. Police located and arrested the suspects for assault with a weapon. Both were released pending a court appearance on October 19th. • On August 14th, officers received a report of a bike found in Radium Hot Springs by a man out walking. It was covered up with branches and trees, suggesting that a thief was trying to hide it for a period of time. The bike is a metallic-burgundy Giant Rinkon mountain bike without a seat. It has been recovered and will be held until the owner is found. • On August 14th, RCMP members received a call from a man about grass and trees on fire by Stoddart Creek Welding, just north of Invermere. He said the flames were getting close to a cabin. Police attended as well as firefighters from Windermere, Radium, Invermere, and Fire Control B.C. The fire, of approximately 75 square meters, was put out after it burned

down a small, abandoned shack on the property. The man who reported the fire said he saw the property owner cutting down wood and burning it in a slash pile. He then went into his trailer next to the fire and then it got out of control. The owner admitted setting the slash on fire the previous night. After burning all night, he said, the middle burned and he was going to push the outside in, but forgot about it. Fire Control will issue a fine for burning slash during a fire ban. • On August 14th, at 4 p.m., police were called to a report of a smoldering campfire containing several propane bottles. Almost an hour later, the man who reported the fire led police to Poplar Flats, northwest of Wilmer. Officers found a large, smouldering fire pit, filled with debris including a metal bed, wheels and propane cans. Around the fire pit was tall dry grass. Police advised Fire Control BC who said they would monitor the fire. The investigation is ongoing. • On August 15th, at 5:31 a.m., staff of a business on Invermere’s Black Forest Trail reported three men laying on their floor who seemed to have been beaten up. When police arrived 20 minutes later, they found the men with head injuries. Paramedics were on scene when police arrived, but all refused to go to the hospital. Two said all that they remembered was sleeping in the back seat of the other’s 2006 GMC Sierra and waking up when it was in an accident. The duo said a fourth male called Josh was driving the truck. The owner said he met Josh in Cochrane and didn’t know anything other than his first name. Police did not smell liquor on any of the males. Patrols were made for Josh without success. Computer queries of an accident turned up nothing. Police contacted local tow companies, but none had towed a GMC Sierra. Kimberley’s RCMP detachment later reported locating the truck and linking the men with this vehicle. • On August 15th, Parks Canada’s Warden Service reported a possible assault with shots fired in McLeod Meadows in Kootenay National Park on August 1st. Continued on Page 8 . . .


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Invermere woman praises new treatment By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff For the past few years, Jill Unger has hardly been able to walk. Now, thanks to a medical treatment that isn’t available in Canada, Jill can walk a little every day and do things she couldn’t have attempted before. Jill was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999, and lost much of her active lifestyle within a few years. “I went from hiking and biking, sailing and golfing, to only being able to walk about four blocks,” Jill said. By 2008, Jill’s doctors deemed her case “chronic progressive,” and predicted her condition would steadily decline. Jill became more and more dependant on a motorized scooter and her husband, Richard, to move around. She had trouble balancing, using her left leg and hand, walking, and was hypersensitive to heat. This June, Jill happened to hear a CBC radio interview about a new

medical procedure that alleviates the symptoms of many Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. Dubbed the Liberation Treatment, the procedure is based on the findings of Italian vascular surgeon Dr. Paolo Zamboni, who developed a surgery based on the theory that blocked veins in the neck and chest prevent the proper drainage of blood from the brain, and cause Multiple Sclerosis. The treatment, which inflates and unblocks the identified problem veins, has quickly garnered worldwide media attention, although it still isn’t available in Canada due to a lack of thorough testing and consistent results. Jill decided to pursue the treatment for herself and follow what she described as “an unwavering intuition that told me, ‘this is it.’” Three weeks later, Jill was lying in a hospital bed at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Mexico. She underwent a $14,000, two-and-a-half hour procedure under local anesthetic, and

watched in amazement as a team of surgeons inflated her jugular vein, which was 55 per cent blocked, and her azygos vein, which was 75 per cent blocked. “It was so exciting,” she said. “They were absolutely focused on what they were doing.” Just six hours later, Jill stood from her bed on her own. “Normally I would have had someone to help me. I just stood up and took my husband’s hand like we were going to walk down the sidewalk.” Jill now practices walking around her living room every day, has improved balance, and can enjoy things she wasn’t able to do before, like gardening. “My recovery was automatic with certain things,” she said. “I do still have MS, and I still have symptoms I’m dealing with. It’s now my job to rest and not overdo stuff. “With the support of family and friends, it’s been the most exhilarating experience. It’s been wonderfully uplifting.”

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Historical Lens

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By Brian Geis Pioneer Editor As history has shown, time and again, all systems, sciences, societies, philosophies, technologies and everything we have ever created — left unimpeded — undergoes fluid, constant and perpetual change. The world we know today was unimaginable only a few hundred years ago. Likewise, a few hundred years hence, the future will bring new knowledge and discoveries we cannot imagine today. Several short centuries ago, we believed the world was flat. The illusion that the universe revolved around the Earth eventually gave way to a heliocentric model, but not even the combined insight of Kepler, Gallileo and Hubble could have imagined our ability to observe their discoveries in digital images downloaded from a giant telescope orbiting in outer space. As we look back on earlier civilizations as primitive or unenlightened, so, too, will future generations look back on us. Societies, governments and economies vastly different from the ones we know could emerge from a critical mass of new understanding. Wars have been waged in resistance to sweeping change, an immutable fact of natural law. We must always be open to new information, new insight and new ideas, even when they threaten longheld beliefs, traditional ways of thinking, our current economic and power structures, even our religiouslyheld convictions. To be proven wrong is almost always considered a failure. Instead, it should be celebrated, for it has ushered in every major advancement humankind has ever known. We are, once again, awakened to new possibilities and our eyes are opened as if for the first time.

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Welcome back to school

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On behalf of the board of education and administration of School District No. 6, we would like to welcome everyone to this new school year. We hope you have had a restful and rejuvenating summer and that you look forward as we do to the many successes the coming year will bring. We welcome our returning students, families and staff and also want to welcome all students, families and staff who are new to our schools this year. We are very proud of School District 6 and we know that you will also enjoy and appreciate being part of our Rocky Mountain learning community. We are also pleased to congratulate and welcome staff who are new to district positions: Cheryl Dyer, Assistant Superintendent; Joanne Espinel, District Resource Centre/Technology Support Teacher; Lisa Tenta, Principal of Eileen Madson Primary School; Viveka Johnson, Principal, and Crystal MacLeod, Vice Principal of McKim Middle School. The trustees and staff have a strong, professional commitment to the success of each student. At the “celebrations of student success” events last spring, we saw many examples of this commitment being demonstrated and it truly came alive in the stories that were shared by staff, parents and students. We commend our staff for their leadership, parents for their guidance and support, and most of all our students for continuing to focus on their goals despite the challenges that sometimes stand in the way. You inspire all of us to be our very best.

We continue to support the district’s Directions 2013 which were developed with input from staff, students, parents and the community. The focus areas and directions are as follows: • Build and maintain a culture of shared values and understanding consistent with our Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles. • Be an innovative and responsive educational leader embraced by students and parents. • Be the employer of choice. • Practice environmental stewardship. • Expand initiatives to support students, staff and our partners to maintain healthy life-styles. • Work with community partners to develop mutually beneficial educational opportunities. Please review the June 2010 update which can be found on the district website by searching in the ‘Documents’ section under ‘Governance’. Consider how you can work with your school or the district to enhance learning opportunities. Our main focus continues to be the success of every student, and this depends on the effective partnership between schools, families and the community. We look forward to continuing to build on the strong collaborative foundation for this work that already exists. Best wishes to everyone for the 201011 school year! On behalf of the trustees and administration, Roberta Hall, Board Chair Paul Carriere, Superintendent

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Invermere cat shelter close to capacity By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff Summer is a busy season for animal shelters, with many rescue centres across the region full to bursting with unwanted pets. For the Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) the warmer weather has brought with it an influx of cats and kittens, all needing loving homes. The shelter is currently running close to capacity, with 14 adult cats and 22 kittens all under the watchful eye of staff and foster carers. “This time of year is typically called kitten season,” said Lana Banham, ICAN Co-Founder and President. “People let their cats out in spring, they get pregnant and this is what happens. People bring them in here when they get fed up or can’t cope.” At the ICAN centre, based out of a private residence in Invermere, adult cats have the run of a large outdoor enclosure, set up with numerous cat kennels. Younger cats can cause mischief in the indoor kitten room until they are old enough to be fully inoculated against diseases and integrate with other cats. Some of the shelter’s residents have been there for a matter of days whereas other long-term guests have

been staying with ICAN for up to two years. “A lot of people just get sick of their cats,” Lana said. “Lots are abandoned on roadsides, it’s a horrible thing. They are often skin and bone and are suffering from kidney failure from starvation and lack of water.” As well as wanting new homes for their feline guests, ICAN desperately needs volunteers to help with care, socializing kittens and cats, and grooming. Requiring a commitment of just two hours a week, volunteers can get involved with any aspect of cat care, from fostering animals until homes are found, to shopping for food and cat litter. The centre is also asking for assistance from local carpenters to help maintain their enclosures. “We’re dying for volunteers right now,” Lana explained. “Every year since we started we have been getting busier and busier, we often have long waiting lists just to get cats into the shelter.” Established in 2007 by Lana and business partner Cindy Hopper, ICAN started with six unwanted cats. The rescue centre is now looking to expand and build a dedicated shelter once an acre of land for lease or purchase can be found. For more information or to volunteer, call ICAN at 250-342-5859, or visit

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What’s Happening in the Columbia Valley

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

Treva Burton: Art and Life




Out & About Then a 16-year-old Kimberley girl, Treva Burton, models for a professional photographer. She received this flawed print as a memento. The artist and arts advocate, will be remembered by friends and family and introduced as the subject of a retrospective at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. See Page 14 for more.

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Movie Review: The Last Song Reviewed by Katie Wallace The Last Song is a romantic, coming of age drama about estrangement, unfolding love, and reconciliation, starring Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, and Liam Hemsworth. Cyrus plays Ronnie Miller a rebellious teen who is forced to live with her father, Steve Miller (played by Greg Kinnear), for the summer on Tybee Island, just off the Georgia coast. Tensions are high as the pair have not spoken in three years, since he and her mother divorced. There she meets the handsome (and mostly shirtless) Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth) who first comes across as an insensitive local jock. Ronnie gains a new respect for Will when he helps her protect endangered

Loggerhead Sea Turtles from a pesky raccoon and becomes attracted to him, realizing that this jock has a softer side. As Ronnie and Will’s love grows, so too does her relationship with her estranged father. This is a fairly good story of first love, friendships, second chances, and salvation. There is a definite emphasis on family and the importance of being good to one another. While it is quite watchable, The Last Song does tend to stray a little into teen movie clichés. Miley Cyrus — primarily known as an actor for her role in Disney’s Hannah Montana — is surprisingly good in her first serious movie role. Greg Kinnear is great as Ronnie’s dad and is the sort of personable actor who seems tailor made for this kind of part.

Liam Hemsworth is a fine complement to Cyrus’ Ronnie Miller. The Georgia settings provide a strong backdrop for the story and Tybee Island is particularly striking with its windswept dunes and beautiful vistas. The Last Song is directed by Julie Ann Robinson, her first feature film, and is adapted to screenplay by Jeff Van Wie with the help of author Nicholas Sparks. This is the sixth of his novels to be adapted to film, after the successes of Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, and Dear John.



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Music • visual arts • dining • Bar Scene • entertainment • performance ARTS Wednesday, August 25th:

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• 6 p.m.: Sing-Along with Oso Simple at Invermere Public Library. For info: www.invermere.bclibrary. ca • 7-9 p.m.: Art Show and Artist opening at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Featuring artists - Lori Lees Stout, Marilyn Oliver, Jon Howlett, Linda Percival & Karen Jorgensen For info: 250-342-4423 Thursday, August 26th:

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• 7-9 p.m.: Kathleen and Scott (Dos Equis) perform for Music on Main on Main Street West, Radium. Every Thursday and Saturday. For info: 250-347-9331. Saturday, August 28th:

Toby Theatre • August 20th-21st and 23rd-24th, 8 p.m.: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse • August 25th-28th and 30th-31st 8 p.m.: Despicable Me • September 1st - 4th: The Last Airbender in 3D Friday, August 20th: • Canadian hip hop artists Rascalz perform at Bud’s Bar and Lounge. Tickets $20 at the door. Saturday, August 21st: • 10 a.m.: The Radium Public Library presents the annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Legend’s Field in Radium. All preschoolers are welcome to attend the bear hunt. 5 p.m.: Pig Roast & Congregational Meeting at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. For info: 250342-6644 • 7-9 p.m.: Combo Akimbo performs for Music on Main on Main Street West, Radium. Every Thursday and Saturday. For info: 250-347-9331. • Third annual Kootenay Savings Credit Union Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament at the Ridge at Copper Point Golf Course. Entry fee is $125. All proceeds go to buy equipment for Invermere and District Hospital’s renovated emergency room. For info: 250-342-6961. Sunday, August 22nd: • 4 p.m.: The Pig Out: formal dining in the field at Edible Acres, Windermere. Featuring local organic vegetables prepared by talented chefs from the valley, Banff and Calgary. Live music and pig roast. Tickets $45. For info: 250-342-7472.

• 9 a.m.-12 noon: Giant Garage Sale at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere. All proceeds go to Outreach - Chimaltenango, Guatemala Project. For info: 250-342-6644 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging workshop at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Chizuko Purschwitz has a master’s certificate of Ikebana from the Shugetsu Ikebana School in Japan. Suitable for all ages. Cost: $39. For info: 250342-4423. • 7-9 p.m.: John Cronin and friends perform for Music on Main on Main Street West, Radium. Every Thursday and Saturday. For info: 250-347-9331. • August 28th-29th: Bugaboo Blast Sporting Clays Shoot at Rauch Homestead Range sponsored by Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club. Registration opens at 8:15a.m. both days. For info: 250-341-3254 or

Wednesday, September 1st: • 7-9 p.m.: Open House at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Columbia Valley Arts is celebrating the Life and ART of Treva Burton. For info: 250-342-4423 Thursday, September 2: • 7-9 p.m.: The Halfsacks perform for Music on Main on Main Street West, Radium. Every Thursday and Saturday. For info: 250-347-9331. • September 2-8th: Screening Mammography Program (SMP) mobile service providing FREE screening mammograms to BC women ages 40 to 79 years of age. A visit takes about 15 minutes and you do not need a doctor’s referral. Lions Hall - back

of Chamber of Commerce 651 Highway 93/95. To book appointment call 1-800-663-9203. For info: Friday, September 3rd: • September 3-5th: Old Timers’ Hockey Tournament at Eddie Mountain Arena . Public invited to come watch. All proceeds go to local minor sports. For info: Call Grant at 250-342-7308 or Ross at 250-342-9424 Saturday, September 4th: • 6:00 p.m.: The public is invited to Old Timers’ Hockey Tournament Dinner and Dance at Invermere Curling Rink. Tickets are $25.00 and are sold at Grant’s Foods on 7th Avenue. All proceeds go to local minor sports. For info: Call 250-342-7308 or 250-342-9424 Saturday, September 11th • Windermere Fall and Scarecrow Festival. Artisans and Craftspeople call Karen to book your table: 250-341-3131 Sunday, September 12th:: • 10 a.m. BC SPCA Paws for a Cause Walk at Pot Hole Park. Lunch BBQ to follow. Inquiries regarding sponsorships or donations to silent auction please call: 250-342-9044 Saturday, September 18th: • 10 a.m. - 1p.m.: Lake Windermere Project organizes 15th Annual Lakeshore Cleanup. To sign up and help our shorelines call: 250-341-6989 • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies women’s workshop with Mandy Crawford includes luncheon and refreshments. Tickets are $60.00 Fundraiser for the Family Resource Centre. Call 250-347-9199 Invermere Library hours: • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Treva Burton to be honoured Liberate Lynda Submitted by Jami Scheffer Pynelogs Cultural Centre Columbia Valley Arts Council and Pynelogs Cultural Centre will celebrate the life of artist Treva Burton by hosting a retrospective of Treva’s work. The twoweek show will be part of the regular showcase of art from August 24th to September 4th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. This exhibition will Treva Burton be accompanied by some of her art pieces, photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia. Members of Treva’s family will be in Invermere to attend a celebration of Treva’s life on Wednesday evening, September 1st from 7 - 9 p.m. Treva’s interest in art and people was at the forefront of both her work and teaching. For many of her

92 years she nurtured and influenced many artists both locally and in many locales in Canada. Treva studied at the Banff Centre under A.Y. Jackson, one of her favorite painters. Her love of art and learning found her enrolled in many workshops throughout her life, including Salt Spring Island and Orcas Island in Washington State. She loved to travel and participated in painting tours in China, Greece, France, Canada and the United States. Many people knew her for her art and will remember the many years she held the Treva Burton Art Show at Strand’s Restaurant in Invermere. Many others knew her as a teacher, and an extra-ordinary and true friend. She was an explorer, a hiker, a photographer, an accomplished pianist and she loved to write. Treva was also a qualified Ski Instructor and Swimming Instructor. Her life was rich with the wonders of nature. Not a moment was wasted. Treva’s family and friends will attend the celebration of Treva’s life and art at Pynelogs Cultural Centre on Wednesday, September 1, from 7 - 9 p.m. The art show and retrospective runs from August 24th to September 4th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the gallery at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.

By Pioneer Staff Friends and family of well-known community member, Lynda Kirkpatrick, are on a fund raising quest to send Lynda to Mexico for a medical procedure known as the Liberation Treatment (See page 5 for more on the procedure). Lynda, who is from Invermere, suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, and the summer heat has sped up the progression of her condition to the point where she is on the verge of losing her mobility entirely. The treatment, which improves the symptoms of many Multiple Sclerosis patients, isn’t available in Canada, so Lynda’s closest supporters are rallying in hopes of raising $25,000 to pay for the international procedure. A fund-raising event called Liberating Lynda will be held on Thursday, September 9th from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Best Western Invermere Inn, with food, drinks, and a silent auction. For more information, call 250-342-6752 or 250-342-3624.

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Saturday, August 21st is our last day at the Farmers Market! Thanks to our friends and customers for your generous support this season.

27th Annual Invermere Hawks Old Timers’ Hockey Tournament

Dinner & Dance Saturday, September 4th with Billy Jive and the Funktastic Five!


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Drinks at 6:00 p.m. • Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at Grant’s Foods 503 –7th Avenue

The BIG Book Sale was a wonderful success raising $7,600 in support of the Invermere Public Library

Hospital donation from mapbook print sales Staff from Interior Health were at Invermere’s Artym Gallery on Thursday, August 12th, for the presentation of a cheque for $2,500 made through sales of prints of the Columbia Valley Mapbook artwork. The prints of the painting by Cameron Bird, entitled Kootenay Bull, are on sale through the gallery for $145 and $250. The proceeds go towards medical equipment for the Invermere and District Hospital’s new emergency department. Left to right: Interior Health’s Invermere Site Manager, Donna Wunderlich; Donna Grainger, Executive Director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health; Connie Artym-Bradatsch; and Grey Bradatsch of the Artym Gallery. Photo by Kate Irwin


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New novice kayak tour in Fairmont By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff A new kayak tour in Fairmont Hot Springs is giving novice paddlers the chance to test their skills on slow-flowing water. This is the first summer that the introduction to moving water tours are being brought to the stretch of the Columbia River beside Fairmont. The tours — held in Invermere for the last two summers — are designed to be a safe, relaxing way to test skills on an easy stretch of water. “Basically it’s a fun, family friendly introduction to paddling on moving water,” said Jocelyn MacGregor, of BC Rockies Adventures, who are offering the program. “A lot of people take a boat out and fall in. Like anything, if you take lessons you can learn how to do it properly and safely.” The trips leave from Spruce Grove campsite, just south of Fairmont, and paddlers are picked up by mini bus about three and a half kilometres downstream. Each outing begins with half an hour of introductory tuition on calm water, teaching participants how to get moving, steer the kayak and stay safe on the river. The trip is suitable for a range of ages and any

ability level, from absolute beginner to experienced paddlers. “The really neat part about it is anyone can do it,” Jocelyn explained. “We have taken anyone from four year-olds to the elderly...If people don’t want to continue after the introduction then they can still back out before we head off.” After testing their skills on calm water, novice kayakers head onto the river, led by Jocelyn, with her partner Andi Dzilums bringing up the rear. The easy river has a number of small rapids, allowing beginners to get comfortable on flowing water under the watchful eye of two experienced guides. Along the way visitors can see a range of wildlife, including Lewis’s woodpeckers, blue herons and bald eagles. “We’ve seen a deer with two babies on our way down,” Jocelyn said. “Woodpeckers, baby eagles, and lots of kingfishers. It’s fun to see the Eastern Kingbird take on anything that comes into its territory.” The introduction to moving water tours are run by BC Rockies Adventures from Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m, costing $55 per person. For more information visit, and click activities, or call, 250-345-6049.

TEST THE WATERS — First-time paddler Kayla Hainey tries her hand at kayaking on BC Rockies Adventures’ introduction to moving water tour, now on offer in Fairmont Hot Springs. Photo by Kate Irwin

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the lake are sandy beaches—and there are zero mosquitoes,” he says. “We’re right on the water, the marina The ultimate lakefront retreat, Sweetwater Lake Vilis sheltered for your boat, and it’s a fourlage is a frontier-inspired vacation destination bordering season development as well, because the crystal clear waters of 90-mile Lake Koocanusa. you’ve got skiing in Fernie, Kimberley With rustic log cabins and cottages on oversized lots, and Whitefish, and golfing in Trickle sandy beachfront and towering trees, an ice cream shop Creek, Kimberley and Cranbrook.” and grocery store, this is a place sure to provide lasting At less than a 2.0-hour drive from Inmemories, according to Craig McMorran, president of vermere, it’s also close enough to home Sweetwater Resorts. to serve as a quick weekend getaway “It will be the nicest development in Canada,” he says. or a lazy vacation “It will be 330 acres with 450 singlerespite, whether the family residences, including cottages, It’s a unique opportunity ground is swathed cabins, view lots and terrace lots. snow, or the sun is There will be 700 marina slips, combecause it’s so close to inshining through the mercial — so a grocery store, bakery, Invermere, the lake is 90 leafy branches of coffee shop, ice cream shop—and towering trees. restaurant overlooking the marina.” miles long and all up and theAnd, McMorran It’s slated to be a sustainable, down the lake are sandy says, it’s not a typical self-serving community, he says — a four-season retreat vacationers will be beaches— and there are pick-a-plan development. Instead, hard-pressed to leave. zero mosquitoes purchasers decide “It’s all frontier architecture, log and on their log home’s exterior and stone, it’s fully serviced, and the idea come up with the interior plan is that it’ll be an electric golf cart community—you park your car and use your electric golf cart (and, if they’d like, build it) themselves. “If someone wants to retire here, they can build to get around.” a bigger home, and the most talked about one right It’s a fitting concept for the small-town atmosphere now is our 1,700-square-foot Kikomun Creek log McMorran is creating. This is the only single-family cabin, which is on a 55-by-120-foot lot,” he says. development along this long stretch of beach, and it’s “We build the exterior the way you see it and inside one that, while offering plenty to see and do, is far more you frame it out however you want.” secluded and quiet than other resort communities. And that, combined with fishing for Kokanee “We actually have a lot of people with vacation salmon, hitting the nearby casino or golf course, or properties in Invermere coming over because it’s so congested there,” he says, adding it’s not just the solitude simply soaking up the sun on the beach, is what creates a one-of-a-kind, and truly sweet, development. and the water that has potential buyers interested. “The thing I hear the most is, ‘it’s just too good to be “It’s a unique opportunity because it’s so close to true.’” Invermere, the lake is 90 miles long and all up and down

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The Green Zone: Coy’s Par 3 is an entertaining, low-pressure round


By Harold Hazelaar Pioneer Columnist

Sunday Night Fun Hockey League 2010/2011 Ages 20 and up (must be 20 before December 31, 2010) Deadline for registration: August 28th, 2010 League Play Begins: Sunday, September, 12, 2010

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I’m sure if you ask Bob Coy he would say, it’s about time that goof wrote about our course. “He comes out here to play and never mentions us in his column!” Well, Bob is correct. For some unknown reason I have neglected to write anything about Coy’s Golf Course in six years of writing. So, today’s column is all about how to maintain your golf cart. Kidding! Coy’s is an unusual, nine-hole track located just south of Fairmont. It doesn’t have the normal hazards or obstacles that you find yourself trying to avoid on most courses, but it does have a turtle! The holes are not long nor do they appear to be overly difficult, but shooting par is almost an impossible task. The greens are definitely slow and take a while to get used to. A couple of holes have the narrowest of fairways and, as is the case on most golf courses, being able to hit a straight ball is critical. I happened to play there recently for their Men’s night. It is an informal setup that even allows groups of five, six or seven golfers to play together. These large groups go last and don’t slow up play at all. I played in a six-some and it could be a great way to make extra cash if your game is superior to everyone in your group. On this particular day, I was made to promise I

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New gun club contest Submitted by Vic Thomas Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club A brand new clay shooting competition is coming next weekend to the Rauch Homestead Ranch, west of Radium Hot Springs. Bugaboo Blast,a sporting clays contest hosted by the Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun club, will be held on August 28th and 29th. The two days of competition will feature 220 registered and 120 nonregistered targets. This relatively new sport was started in the U.K. in the late 1980s, to give participants shooting conditions closely resembling field hunting. Like trap and skeet shooting, the objective is to hit a moving clay target using a shotgun. Unlike trap and skeet — which has stringent course and target specifications — sporting clays is based on a free-format, walk around course. Participants go through 10 to 20

shooting stations in groups of four or five. Each station has a different layout and target presentation, from high crossing targets to ones bouncing along the ground. It is often referred to as golf with a shotgun. As in golf, no two courses are the same and on a course each shooting station is different. The variety and social aspect are a key appeal of the sport. At Bugaboo Blast there will be seven skill levels — known as classes — as well as groups based on age and gender, including ladies, junior and veteran. The event will feature around $6,000 in prizes, including podium finish prizes for each class and speciality prizes including a west coast fishing trip and a guided pheasant hunt. With the only sporting clays facility in the East Kootenays, the Rod and Gun Club’s objective is to build this into an essential event for sporting clays enthusiasts in Western Canada. See for more information or call 250-341-3254.

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Notice of Intent Temporary Use Permit - Windermere Area Bylaw 2206 The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by 0824516 BC Ltd. for a Temporary Use Permit for a structure to be used as a sales office and show home to be located at 1888 Park Drive in Windermere. If the application is approved, the RDEK will issue a Temporary Use Permit to allow a nonhabitable, temporary structure on Lot 2, District Lot 8, Kootenay District, Plan NEP87850 shown on the map below. The Board will consider the proposed Permit at its meeting on September 3, 2010. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by this proposed Permit, you may prior to September 2, 2010: •

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SOCCER STARS – Rocky Mountain Sports Camp participants race for the ball in a friendly game of soccer on Tuesday, August 17th. This summer’s camp started on July 12th, with an average of 25 sports-minded youths in attendance each week. Campers have had the chance to participate in volleyball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, belly flop basketball, floor hockey, and mini-Olympics. Pictured, left to right: Ten-year-old Liam MacDonald of Windermere, whose parents are Astrid Schaffer and Scott MacDonald; Calgary’s Louis Valk, age 8, whose parents, Pam and Glen Valk, own a second home in Lakeview Meadows. Photo by Kelsey Verboom

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Payment MUST accompany registration to be eligible to play. Cheque may be post-dated no later than September 15/10. Columbia Valley Office Main Office Box 2319, 4956 Athalmer Road 19 - 24th Avenue South Invermere BC V0A 1K0 Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-342-0063 Fax: 250-342-0064 Phone: 250-489-2791 Fax: 250-489-3498 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: Website:

MAIL TO: C.V.O.H.A., 2165 Pinetree Place, Invermere, BC V0A 1K4 or DROP OFF AT: Huckleberry’s, D.R. Sports or Inside Edge Name: ______________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Date of Birth: ________________ Position:_______________________________ Years of Experience: __________

August 20, 2010

Big season for Bighorns By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff The football season is almost here and it will be a big one for the Columbia Valley Bighorns football team, who will compete for the first time in the B.C. high school leagues. It is a major step for coach and team founder Bruce Marlow, who has been pushing for the Bighorns to have the chance to compete in higher-level games and go to the provincial football championships. “We have been accepted into the Okanagan football league for the first time,” Mr. Marlow said. “It is a very difficult league to get into and I have been applying for years. I think our excellent record at the Kootenay Ball helped us to get in.” The Bighorns, who have been the Kootenay Bowl champions for the last three years, will now face teams from high schools across the province. Their preparation begins tonight, Friday August 20th, as the team’s fall training program gets underway. But the team is still hoping to sign up a few more players by September 1st, when games start. “We are trying to fill up to 30 positions right now,” Mr. Marlow explained. “We have 21 or 22 kids signed up and it would be good to get eight or nine more on board.” With team practices every weekend Mr. Marlow admits the commitment is large, but with the right mental attitude and dedication come great rewards. In the past players have had the opportunity to go to California and Vancouver to watch NFL and CFL games, even getting to step onto the field while the teams warmed up. For this season players will have the chance to travel around the province, to Calgary and further afield for games and team outings. “A lot of what I ask for is the right attitude,” Mr. Marlow said, explaining the team selection process. “We have a real mix of people playing together who you probably wouldn’t see in any other sport, but if a kid shows up he is always welcome, always feels part of something — there is such camaraderie.” Practices for the Bighorns start tonight, August 20th, at 5 p.m. at the Bighorns Field and continue for the next two weekends. The team is open to boys of all shapes and sizes and all equipment is provided. For more information, or to sign up for the team call Bruce Marlow on 403-312-4969, or Diana Bronkhorst at 250-342-8767.

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Registration for New Students in District Students who are new to the District are asked to pre-register at their school on the following days: August 30, 31, September 1,3. If unsure which school to attend, please call the School Board Office at 342-9243. Any student unable to be present the first day of school, September 7, should phone the school prior to, or on September 7, to be registered.

SCHOOL OPENING Rocky Mountain School District (Windermere) welcomes students back to school on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Students will attend school during the morning only of September 7, with buses leaving schools 3 hours earlier than the usual pick-up time (Sept. 7 only). Regular hours of operation will commence on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. All students, on their first day of attendance, must possess a pen/pencil and paper, or appropriate supplies from the school’s supply list.

DISMISSAL TIMES FOR SEPTEMBER 7 ONLY Dismissal Edgewater Elementary 11:15 a.m. Eileen Madson Primary 12:00 p.m. J. Alfred Laird Elementary 12:00 p.m. David Thompson Secondary between 10:30-12:30 p.m. Windermere Elementary 11:35 a.m. Martin Morigeau Elementary 11:55 a.m.

Bus Pick-up 11:30 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 11:35 p.m. 11:55 a.m.

Violent windstorm disrupts Canal Flats A windstorm caused disruption for drivers on Thursday, August 12th, when it brought down a tree on the main street into Canal Flats.The uprooted tree and various other storm damage knocked out the electricity in the town for several hours while repairs were made to power lines. Burns Avenue was completely closed to cars while firefighters from the Canal Flats Volunteer Fire Department worked to clear the tree. Photo by Kate Irwin

David Thompson Secondary School New Student Registration and Timetable Changes

DTSS Counselors will be available for timetable changes and to register new students on August 23rd – August 31st. Please phone Mrs. Saunders at 250-342-9213, extension 110 to make an appointment starting August 23rd.


Contact Dale Elliott • 250-341-7098

You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society To donate In Memory or In Honour: | 250-426-8916 or call toll-free 1-800-656-6426 or mail to: P. O. Box 102 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Please include: Your name an address for tax receipt Name of the person being remembered Name and address to send card to

Let’s Make Cancer History

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Old Timers take to the ice for annual tournament

By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff The sounds of skate blades scraping the ice and pucks slapping against the boards will soon ring from the newly renovated Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena during the 27th annual Old Timers’ Hockey Tournament. The yearly event, which will be held September 3rd – 5th, is a fund raiser for minor sports, and all proceeds are donated to minor hockey, football, soccer, gymnastics, The Columbia Valley Rockies, and other local teams. “Last year, a total of around $3,000 was donated to local sports,” said one of the event’s organizers, Ross Bidinger.

This year’s tournament will host a total of 17 teams, at least four of which are local. Three of the 17 teams are ladies’ teams, who will be able to participate for the first time this year in their own division. All of the players in the tournament are 35 years or older, and are further divided into separate age divisions based on the degree of their ‘old-timer’ status. Everyone is invited to watch the event and cheer on the players. This year, the public is also welcome to attend the tournament’s dinner and dance on Saturday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Invermere curling rink. There will be a bar, an evening meal, and live music to dance to. Tickets are available at Grant’s Foods, 7th Avenue, Invermere, for $25.

Public Information

914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Ph: 250-342-9281 • Fax: 250-342-2934 • E-mail:

NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE Monday, August 30th, 2010

Proposed Development Cost Charge Bylaw Review (DCC’s) District of Invermere Council invites the public and the development community to an Open House: When: Monday, August 30th, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where: Council Chambers (District of Invermere Office) 914 – 8th Avenue, Invermere What: To review the proposed Development Cost Charge Bylaw 1421 (DCC’s). The District has completed an internal review of the current DCC program and several key projects are competed and are being removed from the program. Why? Council wishes to provide the public with: • an opportunity to view the proposed DCC Bylaw, and • give an opportunity to speak to members of Council. This is an open meeting and we encourage all interested persons to attend and provide input on the proposed Development Cost Charge Bylaw 1421. Information packages are available at the municipal office and if you require additional information, please contact: Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative Officer District Office 914 – 8th Avenue, Invermere, BC 250 342-9281 or Please note this will be an informal drop-in format.

BUILDING INCENTIVE POLICY Council would like your opinion on the new Building Incentive Policy that will be presented at the next Regular Meeting of Council on September 14th, 2010.

To receive a copy of the policy please come to the District Office or email If you have a comment please talk with one of your members of Council.


Invermere Council is looking for citizens with a history of community involvement and a desire to participate within the community development process. One excellent opportunity is available to serve your community for a two year term.

WHAT DOES A BOARD OF VARIANCE DO? 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. HOW TO APPLY: 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 September 3rd, 2010. A copy of the bylaw can be picked up at the municipal office or found on our website at for more information.

CANCELLATION OF SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2010 REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL The regularly scheduled Meeting of Council for Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 has been cancelled.

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CUISINE TEAM – The culinary crew of Eagle Ranch Golf Resort’s Saliken Fine Dining Room with their new executive chef, Marc LeBlanc (middle). Pictured, left to right: Clubhouse manager Brian Dodd, Rob Evans, Chris Van Mulligan, Johnny

Blakley, Marc McKeever, Marc LeBlanc, Dana Root, George Nutter, Jake Gresty, Steve Small,Thijs Boersma, and assistant clubhouse manager Spencer Buck. Photo by Kelsey Verboom

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New Saliken chef to lead culinary brigade at Eagle Ranch “When you travel, you get to taste all the international flavours and Eagle Ranch Golf watch how the food is Resort recently welcomed prepared, then interpret a new chef to its Saliken it the way you envision,” fine dining room. Marc said. “It’s about usExecutive Chef Marc ing local products and LeBlanc, who has been applying twists from difin the industry since he ferent countries.” started dishwashing in Marc will be workkitchens at age 15, will ing on developing a new join the team at Eagle menu at Eagle Ranch, Ranch on August 23rd to which will be introbegin infusing the menu duced in October. The with a personal outlook restaurant will continue of what high-quality dinto offer traditional clubing should be. house fare while trying “I like to cook using to elevate their fine dinmy perception of dining ing experience with “reand how I like to eat,” gionalized cuisine that is Marc said. “I’m trying reflective of our commuto use dishes that aren’t nity,” Terry said. crazy words or combinaTo achieve this goal, tions. Food should be Marc plans to use as about being comfortable. many local ingredients Executive Chef Marc LeBlanc standing on the deck of the “I do a lot of cooking as he can. He is a regular Eagle Ranch clubhouse. by senses and smells. If I at Windermere’s Edible Photo by Kelsey Verboom go outside and feel a fall Acres, and uses Beeland breeze, I’ll think about honey from Spillimusing root vegetables in a nice soup or stew.” acheen, bread from Andi Schoni, and chickens from After graduating in 1998 from the Culinary Insti- Hopkins Harvest, with hopes to use more local suptute of Canada on Prince Edward Island, Marc gained pliers in the future. experience in kitchens across Canada. He worked in “When you use local food, you really appreciate Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Calgary where it comes from and the effort it took to grow it,” before moving to the valley four years ago as chef for Marc said. Earl Grey Lodge. Joining Marc on his culinary quest is newly ap“We’re really fortunate to have him,” said Eagle pointed clubhouse manager Brian Dodd, who has 35 Ranch general manager, Terry Shein. “He’s a very re- years of experience in the industry. Brian is returning spected member of the culinary team here. You have to the valley after a number of years working elsewhere to go a long way to find someone more passionate building a variety of hospitality and gaming facilities. about food and how flavours go together. The time The duo said they are looking forward to what and effort he takes to prepare a meal really pays off they can do to the menu working together. when you taste the quality.” “This place already has a great reputation,” exMarc has traveled extensively and gained culinary plained Marc. “I want to take that reputation and ininspiration from places like Nicaraugua, Egypt, Viet- tegrity and play with it even more. I think it’s going to nam, Indonesia, and Greece. be a great challenge in a wonderful setting.”


NOTICE Council will consider a bylaw to exempt the Roman Catholic Church property from taxation in the year 2011 at the meetings of August 25th and September 8th. Parties interested in receiving more information can contact the Municipal Office at 347-6455.

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Interior World

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Pioneer Classifieds s obituary s Fredrick (Fred) Ferdinand Rauch January 3, 1934 – July 30, 2010 The family and close friends wish to announce the passing of Fred Rauch at the age of 76 years in Columbia House in Invermere. Left to Cherish his memory are sisters, June (Bernie) Beninger, Effie Perron; Brothers, George (Iris) Rauch, Clarence (Josie) Rauch, John (Marion) Rauch, Edward (Joyce) Rauch and several nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Myrtle and Ferdinand Rauch, as well as his sister, Dorothy Franson, and brother, Alvin Rauch. Fred was an active member of the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club as well as with the Columbia Valley Rural Range Patrol. Fred is at peace with the many loving dogs he had throughout his life. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Windermere District Branch 71 in Invermere, BC on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 2pm. The family and friends would like to thank the staff at Columbia House for the care that Fred received during his stay there.

Sylvia Louise Atwood



2 Family garage sale, 1228 & 1229 7th Street, Friday August 20, 6pm-8pm, Saturday August 21, 9am-1pm. Sofa, love seat, oak coffee table, occasional tables, oak baseboards, bi-fold door, building supplies, hunting gear, metal roofing, household decorative items, antique dresser, other antiques, barn wood.

Moving Sale, August 21 and 22, 101 Indian Beach Estates, 9am-4pm. Multi-family garage sale, 1017 6th St, Invermere, Saturday & Sunday, August 28 & 29, 9am-4pm. Garage Sale, Saturday August 21, 1004 11th Ave, Invermere, Last Chance! 250-342-7077.

s obituary s George Guimont 1932 - 2010 It is with great sadness that the family of George Guimont announce his sudden passing on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the age of 78 in Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia. George was a loving husband, father and strong advocate for wildlife who lived life to the fullest. He was born on May 19, 1932 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. George’s first passion was baseball. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers as a pitcher.

July 28, 1920 – August 10, 2010

His love of adventure and the mountains brought him west , where he and Shirley were married in 1955.

Sylvia Louise Atwood passed away peacefully with family at her side on August 10, 2010 in Invermere, BC.

While raising 4 children and working in the lumber industry, they purchased a lot on Columbia Lake in 1967. They settled in Kimberley and operated Bavarian News for 25 years.

Sylvia was born July 28, 1920 in Hazlet Saskatchewan to Rudolph and Violet Stock, sister to Kay and Alfred. Her life went on to include 4 years in the Air Force where she was an ambulance attendant and a cook. Sylvia married Logan Atwood and moved to Radium Hot Springs where she ran the first bed and breakfast in the valley at the Upper Ranch. Sylvia worked for many years at Jessie’s Restaurant where she became famous for her fantastic cinnamon buns. She was a 48 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and very active with the Radium Seniors, she was well known and loved, her infectious laugh will be missed by many.

In 1998 they retired to that special “lot” we call the cabin. George spent many hours in the great outdoors and enjoyed sharing his treasured stories and jokes with friends and family. One of George’s greatest joys was spending time in the mountains with his son Rod.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Columbia House for all their help and care. To everyone who attended the celebration of her life at the Edgewater Hall and the luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion where many funny and meaningful stories were told. Thank you also to George MacLean for taking Sylvia on her last ride with his horse and wagon to her final resting place. Preceded in death by her husband Logan Atwood. Sylvia is survived by her three sons, Rene (Val), Randy (Debbie), Lance (Michelle), sister Kay, brother Alfred, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pioneer Classified Advertising 250-341-6299

George is survived by his loving wife Shirley Guimont; daughter Michelle Nettle in Perth Australia; son Rod (Wendy) Guimont in Cranbrook, BC; daughter Laurie Stewart (Bob Jamieson) in Tata Creek, BC; son Ray Guimont (Simonne Haney) in Kimberley, BC; grandchildren: Penny and Gina Guimont; Bryce and Kimberley Nettle; Luke and Annie Stewart; Maddie Guimont; brothers Cam and Albert Guimont; sister AnneMarie Bilodeau; as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A funeral service for George will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Kimberley, BC at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in George’s honour may do so to the: Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund, PO Box 100, Kimberley, British Columbia, V1A 2Y5. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

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Phone: 250-341-6299 Fax: 250-341-6229 Email: GARAGE SALE

thank you Thanks to all of you who supported me at Kicking Horse Ford, I look forward to serving you again in my future endeavors. Floyd Verge.

Multi-family yard sale in Canal Flats, Saturday, August 21, 9am-4pm. 2005 Travel Trailer $13,900, 2003 GMC 4x4 $11,500, 2006 Moduline mobile home $117,000, all open to offers. Black entertainment centre, antique book case, and much more. Located along golf course, follow signs, Willow Park, 250-349-5439. Saturday, 9am-5pm at Newhouse Multi Storage, lots of household items, pottery, crystal, china, twin bed, antique sewing machine, and crafts. Garage Sale (acreage), 1865 Windermere Loop Road, Friday, August 20, 4pm-7pm and Saturday, August 21, 9am-4pm. Golf stuff, vehicles, bikes, clothes, sports stuff, furniture, TV’s, hot tub, and more.

ANNOUCEMENT Happy Birthday Princess Brown Donkey, love your husband!

The family of Kenny Sorensen would like to thank everyone in the Columbia Valley for all the kindness and support during our difficult time. Thank you to Dr. Fleet & the Invermere Hospital, Foothills Emergency & ICU Staff and the amazing team from STARS Air Ambulance.  To all our wonderful friends & family, too many to name each in person, your love and support has helped us all in more ways than you will ever know.  No words can ever express our gratitude.  With all our love, JoEl Buerlen & the Sorensen Family.

ANNOUCEMENT Fairmont Community Association AGM, Friday, August 27, 7:30pm at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Sportuccinos Lifestyle Company storewide blowout sale on now, most stock 50% off!

s obituary s Betty May Charlton January 23, 1919 - August 17, 2010 Betty May Charlton passed away peacefully on August 17, 2010 at Columbia House, Invermere. Born in Vancouver on January 23, 1919, Betty is survived by her two sons, Bill Charlton (Kristy)  and grandchildren, Karla and David Charlton, and Doug Charlton (Alison Bell). Betty was predeceased by husbands George Ross in 1943 and William Charlton in 1990.  Betty spent the last years of her life at Columbia House.  We would like to express our immense gratitude to all of the staff for their patience, kindness and loving care shown towards our mother.  They were truly a part of her family. Please join us for a cup of tea in memory of Betty at the home of Alison and Doug, 9325 Kimpton Rd.  Juniper Heights on Saturday, August 21 from 2-4.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia, Suite 300 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1E2. A memorial service will be held in Vancouver at a later date.

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house FOR RENT

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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, 6254th 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.

Lost, boat cover and support pole, black, Hwy 95, approximately 10 km south of Spillimacheen, reward, please call 403-695-2833.

Private room w/ cable, phone, laundry access, internet, and all utilities included, $400/month + $200 DD, N/S, N/P, 250-342-4088.

Bright 2 bdrm apartment, 1 person, $600/month, 2 people, $850/ month, N/S, N/P, Hydro and W/D included, available October 1, 250342-6162.


Fairmont, newer 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, 1600 sq.ft., large lot, minutes from river, $1350/month, Laurie, 250-470-8811.

Touch Rugby! Come and join us every Wednesday at 7pm at J.A. Laird School, please contact Francois at 250-342-5899, for more details.

CHEERS & JEERS Jeers to the arrogant Alberta woman parking in AG Foods Handicap parking without a pass. When asked, she uses her 80-yearold mother, who remained in the car, as an excuse. Arrogant Albertans like you wreck it for the rest of us. Cheers to the mother who must have told her off, because Ms. Arrogant Alberta didn’t park in the Sobey’s Handicap parking thereafter. Keep up the good work. Cheers to Jill Logan, the Village of Radium Hot Springs, the Adventure Radium leaders, and Kootenay River Runners for safely getting our children off the Columbia River during last Thursday’s storm. It’s an experience they soon won’t forget! Cheers to the gardeners who do an exceptional job of making the main street beautiful! We make a point of going down the main street on our way home just to enjoy the beauty.   Thanks so much, Flo, Val and Donna. Cheers to the Invermere Summit Youth Center for picking up the broken glass in the alley beside The Bargain Shop.  Job well done! Thank you. Cheers to Rich and Michelle from Rowan Road in Windermere for towing our boat and all aboard when we got stranded at the end of Lake Windermere.  You saved the day!  Janice and Lou.



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

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

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 250-3425297, 250-346-3011 or 250-3422100. Warehouse/Storage, 720 sq.ft., D/T, overhead door access, ideal to store cars, skidoos, ATV’s, boats, etc., $350/month + HST, 250-342-0603 or 250-341-5845.

COMMERCIAL SPACE 864 sq.ft. Warehouse space with loading dock, unheated, $656.25/ month includes GST, available immediately. Call 250-342-3637. Centrally located upstairs at Frater Landing (above Columbia Trading) in downtown Invermere, 140 sq ft, $275/month + HST, available immediately. Call 250-342-5521 for more information. 2100 sq.ft. retail space for lease, on Main Street in Invermere, great foot traffic, available October 1, 250-341-4805.

SHARED ACCOMODATION Rooms for rent, Invermere house by the beach, $475/month, includes utilities and internet, no dogs, N/S, DD required, 250-342-5937 or

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. 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. Bright 1 bdrm, walk-out suite, in quiet Invermere neighborhood, available September 1. Furnished, N/S, N/P, references required, long term renter preferred, $900/month including utilities, cable, and internet, 250-341-5956 or rosis@ Radium, bright 2 bdrm, 1 ½ baths, private entrance, shared laundry, $700/month + DD + Hydro, references required, N/S, 250347-9970. 2 bdrm, clean, furnished apartment, utilities and cable included, $900/ month, DD, references, N/P, close to schools, available soon, please write to: Landlord, Box 362, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0, state age and employment Fairmont, great walk-out basement suite, 2 bdrm, 1 full bath, clothes washer, fully furnished, central location, wireless internet, water, power, and cable included, 1 year lease, $950/month. Please call after 7:30pm, 250-688-0727.

Clean, bright, quiet, basement suite for rent in Invermere, $600/month, available October 1, includes utilities, cable, and internet, 250342-0337.



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Large 1 bdrm, furnished suite, in quiet, private home, utilities and cable included, $725/month + DD, 250-342-9404.

Windermere, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, $890/ month + utilities, for family or 1 or 2 tenants, September to June, 250342-2135.

Bright, 1 bdrm, furnished, walkout suite with parking, in quiet neighborhood of Invermere, available September 1, N/S, pets okay, $750/month, includes utilities. Also, furnished walkout bachelor suite, available October 1, $400/ month. Call Stan, 250-409-9049.

Rent by the week, 2 bdrm house, fully furnished, 2 blocks from Athalmer Beach, 250-342-3841.

Walkout suite across the road from lake, 1 bdrm + Den, fully furnished, $496/month + ½ Hydro, suitable for 1 mature adult only, N/S, N/P, no partiers, 403-686-1115 or 250688-1197. Invermere, 1 bdrm basement suite, private entrance, N/S, N/P, $625/ month, inclusive with cable and wireless, available immediately, 250-341-5159. Invermere, 2 bdrm, main floor suite, clean and bright, great views, quiet location, D/W, W/D, N/S, $1150/month, 250-342-3790. 2 bdrm + Den/bdrm, main floor and upper floor, large spacious unit, new construction, all new appliances, D/T Invermere, available October 1, 403-874-0483. Black Forest Heights, large 2 bdrm basement suite, 5 appliances, storage shed, large yard, available immediately, includes utilities, $900/month, 250-347-9629. 2 bdrm, furnished, clean apartment, all utilities and cable included, W/D, DD, references, $900/month, N/P, near Invermere schools, available immediately, 250-342-9636. 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den, top floor suite with vaulted ceilings and lake view, 6 appliances, underground parking, $1295/month, inquiries 403-615-6760.

Invermere, charming home next to Kinsmen Beach, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 F/P, N/P, N/S, available immediately, $1600/month + utilities, references and DD required, 403-246-6680. Athalmer, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2000 sq.ft., $1475/month. Large Secluded Property, Nature Lovers Paradise, Can Boat From Doorstep. Available immediately, utilities not included, DD required, please call 403-390-4513. Available September 1, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, home with garage on Windermere acreage, furnished, $1100/month, call Linda, 403-244-8402. Windermere, 1 bdrm home, lovely yard, N/S, pets considered, references, September to June, $590/month, unfurnished, $650/ month, furnished, 403-619-1540. Invermere 2 bdrm house, furnished, N/S, DD and references, rent includes utilities, $1250/month, 250-342-3841. 3 bdrm house, no sublets, $1300/ month or 2 bdrm, main floor, $850/ month. DD, N/S, N/P, references required, utilities included, hydro + cable excluded, available September 1, 250-341-6043. Secluded cabin near Columbia Lake, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, $1000/month + utilities, N/S, 250-345-4030. In Radium, cozy, bright, 2 bdrm, trailer on large private lot, all appliances, W/D, two out buildings for lots of storage, $950/month + utilities, N/S, DD required, available September 1, 250-342-3841.

Columbia Ridge House for Rent, 3 bdrm, appliances, A/C, solarium, heated garage, RV parking, $950/ month + utilities + DD, kenarndt@, 403-625-5346 or 403850-3354. Invermere, Fort Point, beach front, executive renovated home, dbl garage, furnished, spectacular lake view, N/S, N/P, DD, responsible tenants only, references please, $1500/month + utilities. Available September 15, 250-342-6421 or 403-251-5798. Available October 2010 to April 2011, Windermere, 2 bdrm, furnished cottage, 1 block from beach, F/P, N/P, N/S, references + DD required, $500/month + utilities, 403-948-3879, leave message, or 250-342-2065 or Gorgeous new house near Sobeys, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ baths, garage, fenced yard, A/C, all appliances, N/P, N/S, DD required, minimum 6 month lease, quiet tenants only, references mandatory, $1400/ month + utilities, 250-342-5229. Invermere, wonderful 5 bdrm, clean, bright, home near Kinsmen Beach, for responsible family or 2 tenants, 2 baths, 2 living rooms, walkout basement, attached garage, large deck, high efficiency furnace, fireplace, dishwasher, stove, fridge, washer/dryer,  N/S, N/P,  available immediately, $1400/month + utilities, references, DD, and propane deposit required, 403618-7486.


Bring the entire family and enjoy lake front RV Camping on the shores of Lake Windermere. Or book your stay in a brand new deluxe cabin with all the amenities. For Reservations: LAKESHORE RESORT & CAMPGROUND

250 342 6352

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August 20, 2010

Pioneer Classifieds

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house FOR RENT

house for sale

condo for sale

Bargain Hunters, 2700 sq.ft. walkout bungalow villa in Fairmont, $378,900, 2 F/P, 4 bdrm, 2 ½ baths, 6 appliances, A/C, Vacuflo, dbl garage, pictures at, AD # 42866 or call 403-968-8747.

Bargain Hunters, 2700 sq.ft. walkout bungalow villa in Fairmont, $378,900, 2 F/P, 4 bdrm, 2 ½ baths, 6 appliances, A/C, Vacuflo, dbl garage, pictures at, AD # 42866 or call 403-968-8747.

Edgewater, newer 4 bdrm home with fenced yard, can be viewed on, ID# 166007, asking $230,000, 250341-7985.

Affordable condo downtown Invermere, fully furnished, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, $139,900, 250-341-1182.

Large 2 bdrm Mobile Home, 14 ft. wide, insuite, 5 appliances, island in the kitchen, new siding, skirting, and deck, nice yard, prefer N/S, No Dogs allowed! $800/month, available immediately, 250-3421700, days, or 250-347-9242, evenings and weekends. Older 2 bdrm Country Home on 5 acres, green house, root celler, $1000/month, references required, available immediately, 250-3423790, Windermere. 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Invermere with F/P, walking distance to Grocery Store, $1000/month + DD + utilities, 250-485-7500. Invermere, overlooking the lake, spectacular 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 minute walk to D/T, a must see, available September 1, $1275/ month, 250-342-3688. Invermere, available October 1, 2 bdrm house, centrally located, 4 appliances, yard, views, storage, N/S, N/P, $960/month + utilities + DD, 250-347-9086. FREE month, FREE cable, $885/ month, view on YouTube, search “riverparkbc”, quiet development a couple minutes to Tim Horton’s, available September 1, new 2 bdrm house, ½ garage, all appliances, W/D, N/S, N/P, 250-345-2104.

condo FOR RENT Black Forest Village unit available for rent immediately, 2 bdrm with garage, N/S, $1000/month, call Keith for more info, 250-341-1400. Spacious Lakeview Meadows townhouse for rent, 2 + 1 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, 6 appliances, gas F/P, hardwood floors, attached garage, access to private beach, tennis court, and recreation centre with pool, available September 1, N/S, N/P, $1300/month + utilities, looking for a nice family or couple. Please call 250-341-3214 or 250688-0516.

condo FOR RENT Windermere Lakeview Meadows Spacious Luxury, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, 2 storey, premium finishing, large decks, bright, open views, major appliances, elevator access, secured underground double parking and storage, recreation centre w/indoor pools, fitness, games rooms, private beach, boat dock, sports courts, playgrounds N/S, N/P, DD, references, $1800/ month, includes Heat/AC, + basic utilities. Rent to own options. Avail Sept.1, 250-6880512. D/T Invermere Townhouse for rent, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appliances, garage, very private, perfect location, gorgeous views, N/P, N/S, $1100/month + utilities, available August 15, 250-342-0020. Radium Townhouse, large windows & deck, 2 bdrm, 1 Bath, bungalow style in Eagle Crest Villas, single car garage, 6 month minimum lease, $950/month + condo fees, utilities, DD. N/P, N/S, references required, 403-519-2216 or 403-981-1551. Radium, Pinewood, newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath, fully furnished, W/D, underground parking, N/S, N/P, $900/month, includes utilities and cable, available October 1, 780467-9220 or 780-914-3497. Radium Aspen Building, top floor, 3 bdrm + loft area, 3 bath, 2 underground parking, $825/ month, includes utilities + DD, Possession Sept 1, 2010, minimum 6 month lease & references, small dogs okay, N/S, 250-341-5896. 2 bdrm, 2 full bath in Radium, access to pool and hot tub, underground parking, N/S, N/P, $1000/month including utilities, available September 1, 250-2700377.

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2 bdrm condo, walking distance to town, W/D, stove, fridge, dishwasher, available September 1, $750/month, N/S, N/P, 250-3423417.

Mountain Home in the Canadian Rockies

3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, townhouse in Riverstone Villas, Radium, 6 appliances, A/C, gas F/P, single car garage, N/S, N/P, excellent condition, $1150/month + utilities. Call CoraLee, 403-609-9234. Radium, Pinewood, 3 bdrm, insuite laundry, A/C, F/P, underground single parking, available September 1, $1200/month, utilities included, 403-875-0214. Panorama, furnished 3 bdrm, 3 storey condo, beginning December for minimum 6 month lease, 403619-8461. Akiskinook, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished, N/P, N/S, recreation centre, indoor pool/hot tub, 6 appliances, $1250/month + DD, utilities included, 403-861-0544 or Lake Front Invermere Condo, main floor, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, furnished,  N/P,  N/S, 6 appliances, recreation centre, underground parking stall, $1250/month + DD + utilities, 403-861-0544 or srowell@ Fairmont, deluxe, fully furnished, 3 bdrm condo, #5, 5054 Riverview Road, available September 2010 – May 2011, view August 27 to September 6, $1250/month + Hydro, 780-435-8433 or 780-9991388.

Located 40 minutes north of Radium in the Columbia Valley, this home offers privacy, easy access, and excellent water. Accented Timber and Tudor make this 3434 sq.ft. (321 Sq.m.) of living space, on three levels, a one of a kind executive home or cottage. Full 360 degree panoramic views, completely finished and fully landscaped. For more information, visit: www. or email: (Agents protected, call first).

137, 10th Ave., Invermere, BC, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, office, finished walkout basement, underground sprinklers, air conditioning, laminate floors, large fenced back yard, fruit trees, paved driveway, walking distance to all amenities, asking $439,900, 250-342-3100 or 250-342-1092.

Beautiful, well appointed home, 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 5 minutes to lake and golf, $789,000, 250-342-6162.

Wings Over The Rockies fans and bird lovers, this is a sought after location. The natural terrain and air currents create a magical spot to view Eagles and Ospreys soaring above. Large and very private back yard with clear view towards the wet lands. Newly renovated, 2800 sq.ft. home, 3 car garage, for appointment to view, please call 250-688-0521.

condo for sale

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! $224,900, No agents please. 250341-5170. 1 bdrm, 1 level, ground floor condo, close to hospital and D/T, adult building, asking $150,000, no agents please, 604-997-4887.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 18 ft. Fleetcraft trailer, new roof, sleeps 5, new siding and insulation, awning included, all systems work, view at Sun Valley RV Park at Skookum Inn. See manager for details.


HALL RENTAL Lovely community centre in scenic Bella Vista Estates (Fairmont), available for weddings, clubs, reunions, Christmas parties, up to 50 people, gas F/P in and out, call Bob, 250-345-6668.

4792 Selkirk Ave, Edgewater, BC, 1300 sq.ft. home with 2 bdrm, 2 bath, undeveloped basement, deck, carport, wheel chair accessible, $279,000, 250-347-9813.

Brand new 1600 sq.ft. D/T Invermere, 3 bdrm, 2 bath + garage, $299,900 +HST, reduced to $259,900, www.cedarwoodglen. com, 250-341-1182.

420 4th Ave., Invermere, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, newly renovated, shop/shed, deck, fenced yard, all appliances, 3 blocks to beach, $320,000, 250342-1698,

2 bdrm townhouse for sale, across from Tim Horton’s, 3 levels, possibility for a 3rd bedroom in basement, single-car garage, built in 2006, PRICED TO SELL AT $169,900. Serious inquiries only please, 250-270-0254.

1.6 acre lake view lot for sale in quiet Rushmere community, 14 kms south of Invermere, 4584 Rushmere Rd., 403-831-7658. 2 lots, 82’x100’ each, North end of 12 Ave. in Invermere, 250-3426157.

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Pioneer Classifieds LOT/ACREAGE FOR SALE

Misc. For Sale


VEHICLES for sale

Panasonic KX-FHD332, plain paper fax and photocopier, $40 OBO, 250341-6299. 7 acres of hayfield/wild land, beautiful mountain views with great building opportunity, near Wilmer Toby Hill Road, close to Panorama and Lake, $410,000 + GST/HST, 250-342-2802.

Top Quality Hay, alfalfa/grass, round bales, call Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617.


Couch and matching chair set, new condition; used fridge and freezer chest, priced reasonably, open for offers. 250-342-9439.

2 year old Maltipoo, shots are up to date, comes with all accessories, not neutered, $450, 250-341-8276.

Misc. For Sale

SX-Trail 1 Mountain Bike, Freeride/ Downhill set-up, upgraded parts, excellent condition, $1400, 250342-3595. Quality Top Soil & Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truck load, $70/ pick-up load. Manure $100/pick-up load, delivery extra. Call, 250-3421268. Wall rack storage system for architectural drawings, blueprints, artist’s sketches, newspapers, or any documents that should be hung to save space and avoid creasing. New $700, sale price $200. 250-341-6299. Phones! Uniden TCX905, 1 station phone and 6 cordless phones, 2 lines, durable, easy to use, caller ID, speaker phone, and lots of extras, $100. Also, Uniden 420ic, 4 station phones and 4 cordless phones, 4 lines, station to station intercom, Rocket Dial, 10 memory dial locations, $100. 250-341-6299. 2 queen beds, S/S sinks and taps, white range hood, stereo and speakers, 5 drawer legal filing cabinet, 2 table lamps, Foosball table, 250-342-0279.

Never used, Thule and roof rack for sale, $400 OBO, 250-342-0337.

Used Pamlico Kayak, 2 man, rudder, foot pedal, 15’6”, seat pads, $750. 250-342-6369. New Yard Machine mower used once, $270 + HST new, asking $150; Double entrance metal door set, $400; 32” metal exterior door, ½ lite, $50; Acrylic claw foot, free standing tub, $250. 250-342-1354. 1986 Travel Aire 5th Wheel for sale; utility trailer, single axle; 2 antique stoves; 2 CPR lights. 250-342-9284. Laptop, Toshiba Notebook, brand new, never used, 4 GB memory, Windows Vista Home Premium, built in webcam, great for back to school! $550, 250-342-3595 2008 8’x18’ Hayshed flat deck trailer, tandem axle, 2 at 3500 lbs each, breakaway kit, dual pull out drive up ramps, storage box on tongue, includes 4 tie downs, $4000, 250-342-5229. Older model Sony Trinitron 36 inch TV, excellent condition, $300, only reason for selling: Owner has new flat-screen TV. Call 250-342-0444 in Invermere to view. Firewood cut split and delivered. Dry Fir and Pine, $180/half cord, $275/full cord. Dry Larch, $240/ half cord, $350/full cord. Custom cut orders large or small, 250-688-0143. Medi-chair, excellent shape, battery powered, $700, 250-6889255 (Allen).

2000 Honda Fourtrax ATV 300 EX, excellent condition, lady owned and driven since new, low miles, 2x4, 5 speed, electric start, independent suspension, no cracks or tares, $3000 OBO. Call Michael at 250-347-2983 or 403-689-3781. 2004 Honda CRF 450R, excellent shape, $3600 OBO, 250-341-1182.

Moving, Must Sell! 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, good tires, new battery, good working condition. Asking $800 OBO, 250342-7224 or 250-342-6323. 1999 Trail Blazer, 4x4 SUV, excellent condition, leather seats, $700 stereo system, upgraded 17” black rims, 5” suspension lift kit, 3” body lift kit, $10,900 OBO, 250-3456495.

1975 8 ft camper, interior completely rebuilt, fridge, stove, furnace, needs cushions, $2600, 250-341-7098.

Ruby is for sale! 1986 Red Toyota pick-up, runs great, $800 OBO, 250342-0337.

2009 Kawasaki Jet Ski, 800 SXR, 800 cc, only used in fresh water, approx. 17 hour use, trailer included, new $9999, asking $5500 OBO, 250342-7077.

2002 Ford Escape XLT, leather, A/C, power everything, CD player, excellent condition, $9500 OBO, 113,000 km, 250-341-5559.

1969 Aristocrat Camper, well kept, gently used, $1000 OBO, 250-3420337. Jayco 5th Wheel, 29 ½ ft. super slide, large awning, many extras, used for summers only, $11,999. Cathy, 250-345-2164. 1981 VanGuard, 8 ft. camper, $1250, 250-347-9846. 2005 Citation Resort, 32 ft., park model with 2 push outs, fully furnished, awning, excellent condition, in Radium, asking $24,400, 403-542-3422. 2007 Harley Davidson, 96 cubic inch, 6 speed transmission, must see to appreciate, $19,000 OBO, 250-342-0783. 1996 Jayco tent trailer, sleeps 6, king in the front, queen in the back, table folds into bed, stove, 3 way fridge, water tank, battery, propane, awning. Reduced to $3900, 250-342-3205.

1998 Ford Expedition, 4.6L, new tires, $4800, 250-342-0783.

boat for sale Vroom!! 18 ft., open bow, Doral boat for sale, 325 HP, 5.7L V8, powerful and reliable with dual exhaust and trim tabs. Also, Fish and Depth finder, only 330 hours on boat, comes with life jackets. Great boat but time to sell. Call for more details, 250-345-9521, Fairmont. Boat top, Bimimi, $150, 250-4893349, Cranbrook. 2001 Maxum, 4.3L, 210 HP Merc, 166 hours, bowrider, wakeboard tower, fish finder, electric trolling motor, bimini top, bow and cockpit covers, $16,500, 250-342-3541.

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Mei Mei’s Asian Market FOR SALE Excellent business for a couple or family to run together and share responsibilities, great location, in the new Parkside Place development on 7th Ave., downtown Invermere, with our unique and health friendly sushi we have a consistent well established clientele at the store and a great contract with AG Valley Foods keeping us busy in the on and off season. Mei Mei’s also has two rooms which have been used as treatment rooms, and are great for someone to start a new practice, or to contract practitioners to work for the store (ie. Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Reiki etc.) or rooms can be used for different purpose (ie. Expansion, additional storage, office) Mei Mei’s is currently licensed with BC Interior Health and the District of Invermere as: grocery store, food service and alternative medicine facility, current owner will provide training for all aspects of the business; ordering and receiving  supplies, how to operate all equipment, will train how to make Mei Mei’s specific kind of sushi, labeling and distributing.  Over $120,000 worth of building improvements, equipment, fridges, freezers,  sushi equipment, office equipment, current stock and merchandise, cash register and debit machine (Interact, Visa, MasterCard) and contract with AG Valley Foods all included in asking price.   3 yr lease left on space @ $1580/month. Owner Asking $19,900. Summer is just around the corner so act now and get a great start! 250-6880364.

Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time.


Invermere Sears, established retail/ catalogue business. Interested parties please contact Mary Frances at

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

Be your own boss, coffee bar for sale and retail space available, 250341-7472.

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. Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089. Buy One Get One half off! Customized, high quality BLINDS w/lifetime warranty, Commercial or Residential, Shannon’s Blinds & Designs Call a professional today; Free In-Home Consultation 250-349-7507 or 250-342-5749 “Covering the Valley – One Window At A Time” Offer expires: August 31, 2010.

36” wide Ditch witch, 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. K&C Pick-up will pick-up all your recyclable cans and bottles, free at your location between Radium and Fairmont, including Panorama, call 250-342-9503. College Student with a Truck, is ready to do yard work, demolition, deliveries, dump runs, fence & deck painting, or be the extra set of hands needed to complete any chore, 250-342-9446.

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Pioneer Classifieds Services Tile & Slate Installs Journeyman Tile setter 30+ years experience Custom Steam Rooms, Showers, Floors, and Cultured Stone All work Guaranteed Competitive rates. Call 250-341-5645. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in one hour! Call 250-688-0213. Tandem axle dump truck for hire, will haul most anything, 250-3495659 or 250-919-2957. Shawn’s LBO Autobody, Your Independent 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 Experienced House Sitters with references available from October 12 to April 14, Pet-sitting, hot-tub maintenance, general cleaning and minor renovation services, all negotiable. Call Ian and Stephanie at 250-342-1648.

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Need your blinds cleaned or repaired? Ultrasonic cleaning tank gets all those unreachable spots, lifts dust and grease, call us, Dirty Blinds, 250-345-2164.

Ray Ray’s, Kitchen staff required, full and part time, please apply in person with resume and references. Ask for Ben or Billy.

Immediate position available for permanent part-time, year round, cleaning staff. You are a responsible, thorough housekeeper with experience; you will be a self starter and work well on your own with your own transportation, opportunities to supplement your income with occasional cleaning of condos. Please send your resume to or call 250-341-1454.

Maintenance workers needed for Strata N83 at Panorama, call 250-341-5511.

Lakeside Pub has an immediate opening for an experienced Line Cook and Servers, apply in person or send resumes to lakesidepub@ 250-342-6866.

Vampire Garlic, Windermere, organically grown, assorted varieties for table or seed, 250342-6136.

Look Good and FEEEL Great All Natural Medicine! Plant based beverage promoting Mental Clarity, Vital Energy, Joint Comfort, and Stress Relief. 90 day money back guarantee!, www.charlottesweb.myunivera. com, 250-342-5103. Educational Programs Childcare, 20 years experience, children 4 years or older, 8am-5pm. charsweb@, 250-342-5103.

APPLY NOW Are you an enthusiastic people lover? Join our team of Demo Professionals in the INVERMERE SOBEYS!!! Training provided, Most demos run: Fri/Sat 6hrs/day Contact Debbie @ 1-800-567-5699, Ext. 5-1 Helna’s Stube is accepting applications for permanent parttime, evening kitchen help/ dishwasher. Please call 250-3470047 or email Smaller, busy motel seeking housekeeper individual for fulltime/casual employment, will train suitable candidate, must be pleasant and able to work in a team, $14/hour for right candidate. 250-347-9823.


Eagle Ranch requires Seasonal Positions for 2010. We are continuing to look for energetic, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals to fill the following seasonal positions: Line Cooks, Dishwasher, and Restaurant Serving Staff. All resume’s and cover letters may be sent confidentially to: Eagle Ranch Golf Course, Attention: Spencer Buck, 9581 Eagle Rance Trail, Fax: 250-342-2563, or Email: sbuck@

Painters wanted, reference to experienced, good wages for hard workers, email Wanted, P/T tow truck operator, must have Class 5 with air ticket and clean driver Abstract, experience an asset but will train, salary negotiable, please apply in person with resume to Kool Country Auto Parts, 250-342-1700.

Downtown Picture Framing Shop is looking for a framer, custom framing, experience is an asset, wage negotiable, flexible hours. Send resume to: Mercer & Company Box 100 Invermere, BC, V0A1K0.

Drywall Taper Are you tired of sub-contracting or piecework? Are you tired of the financial roller coaster? Are you tired of always being in between jobs? Join our full-time, all-the-time, always busy renovation team. The Home Renovation Centre is looking for an experienced drywall taper who wants full-time, regular employment. We will utilize your taping skills as well as have you working in other areas of renovation when you are not busy taping. Must have texturing experience and reliable transportation.

Phone David Ridge @ 250-342-5682

Red Rock Contracting, custom installations of interlocking pavingstones, 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. Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250-341-1235. Quality Cleaning at Affordable Prices, new to the area, available for short/long term clients, established in Calgary, references available. Call Deb at 403-8269791 or 250-347-9427 or email

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

Phone David Ridge @ 250-342-5682

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August 20, 2010

Forest service roads to close

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By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff 0763792 BC Ltd. O/A Tim Hortons 496 Highway 93/95, Invermere BC V0A 1K2

Food Service Attendant Permanent, full-time, shift, weekend, day, nights, evening, early mornings etc. Rate of pay $11.05 per hour + benefits. Start date: ASAP. No experienced required. Education: N/A, not required. Apply in person at the above address. By fax: 250 341 3177, Email:

Parts of Horsethief Creek and Forster Creek forest service roads will be closed by the Rocky Mountain Forest District so bridges on the roads can be replaced. The first closure, of the section of Horsethief Creek Road giving access to the Lake of the Hanging Glacier, will begin on Monday, August 23rd. The road, to the west of Radium Hot Springs, will be closed to all vehicle access beyond 41.5 kilometres until September 3rd. The second closure, of a section of the Forster Creek road begins on August 30th and continues until

September 17th. Two bridges on the road are being removed and replaced, closing it to all traffic beyond the 21-kilometre mark. This will prevent access to Welsh Lakes, Thunderwater Lake and Catamount Glacier for the duration of the bridge work. There will also be no parking for vehicles on these sections of both roads to allow access for heavy duty machinery. In total four bridges will be removed and replaced on these roads. Anyone requiring more information on the road closures and bridge work should contact the engineering section of the Rocky Mountain Forest District on 250-426-1700.

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You are, I am, we are, God’s greatest work By Pastor Wayne Frater Radium Christian Fellowship Ephesians 2:10 from the New Living Translation tells us, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Last Sunday we took some time and looked at Ephesians chapter 1. The tenth verse, “We are God’s masterpiece,” came alive. What is a masterpiece? “Anything done or made with wonderful skill; a perfect piece of art or workmanship. A persons, (or in our case, God’s) greatest work.” You are, I am, we are, God’s greatest work, God waited until He had created the heavens and the earth, and all the plants and animals, then on the sixth day, in Genesis chapter 1, verses 26-30, He creates His masterpiece, and in verse 31, “God looked over all He had made, and He saw that it was very good.” Not only did He create a masterpiece, He created that masterpiece for a purpose, “so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” He created you and I to do good things for Him. He has a plan, and you and I are part of that plan. The catch is, we can’t do these good things on our own. We need Jesus to fulfill His plan for us. The first ten verses of Ephesians 1 explains: “Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil — the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, follow-

ing the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Therefore, do not ever think you are unimportant, insignificant, or that you do not matter. To do so is a denial of the very Gospel itself, for you are his masterpiece, created in Christ to do good things. Therefore no other human being –– including you yourself –– is competent to stand in judgment of your worth. You may be a rude and shapeless lump of clay now, but if you are a Christian you are God’s masterpiece, being shaped into a thing of beauty and wonder even as you read this. You are God’s Masterpiece; give Him a chance to prove it. If you know Christ, get before God and find out what His plan is for you. What are the goods things He wants you to do? If you don’t know Jesus, give Him a chance in your life, it is so simple. Romans 10:9 says, “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.”

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Valley Churches Lake Windermere Alliance Church Sunday, April 25th, 10:30 a.m.: Celebration Sunday. The Lord’s Supper will be served. 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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