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By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Lake Windermere Project Manager Heather Lechied is asking for help to remove a full, sealed barrel from shallow waters at the north end of Lake Windermere. The barrel was discovered by volunteers Jim Galloway and John Ashby during the 15th Annual Lake Windermere Shoreline Clean-up.

“We’ll have to be careful,” she said, “not knowing what is in there.” Ms. Lechied said anyone willing to help can call her at Wildsight’s Lake Windermere Project office, 250-341-6898. This year, the lakeshore ­— including Chabot, Kinsmen, and Kpokl Beaches — was cleaner than usual this year, except for cigarette butts that continue to be a problem.

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The changing face of downtown Invermere Adversities in the local economy have also been cited, including the closure of Canfor’s sawmill in With three stores closing, two Radium Hot Springs last spring. already moved out, another moved “There was nothing wrong in and a reshuffle of two additional with (the Dollar Store) itself,” businesses, downtown Invermere explained Joyce Nixon, the manis going through changes. ager of the Dollar Store. “In fact Nostalgia antiques, Sportucit made a really big impact in the cino’s sporting goods and café and area and our customers are sad to Invermere’s Great Canadian Dolsee us go. But, with the mill closlar Store will all be closed by the ing, nobody is making much end of the month. money any more.” Already gone from the downMs. Nixon said the chain is town landscape is Pine Ridge laying the groundwork for anothMountain Resort’s sales centre, er franchise in Invermere. which made the move to the InverWhile the closings might be mere’s crossroads on August 16th, bad news in the short term, Mr. and CastleRock Estates, which Christy emphasized that it brings MOVING ON — Antiques and gift store Nostalgia is closing its doors by the end of the month. This great opportunities for potential moved on August 31st. Photo by Kate Irwin business owners. In recent years, The former CastleRock Estates is part of a series of changes in Invermere’s business community. sales office, on Seventh Avenue, he said, downtown properties have which the downturn in the economy certainly could was snapped up by Crazy Soles shoe been hard to acquire, particularly in store which is reporting an increase in business over be adding to, but I don’t think it is the beginning of the two blocks of Seventh Avenue between Lake Auto a trend.” their former crossroads location. Service and Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy. While some firms are reporting a drop in business The Invermere Physiotherapy Clinic announced it “We’ve been waiting for the right spot since we this summer, others are reporting a hike in business will move into the Chisel Peak Medical Clinic buildopened two-and-a-half years ago at the crossroads,” ing, while their current Seventh Avenue neighbour, and a distinct pattern is hard to pin down. said Beva Kirk, co-owner of Crazy Soles. “Before, we The more summer-oriented stores attribute a drop were always a destination, now we have a great spot Dr. Maria Dibb, will give up her office beside Angus McToogles to join the Invermere Medical Clinic team in business to several months of unpredictable weather and lots of new people dropping by. We have three that disrupted the normal flow of visitors into the val- times more people coming in, so we are delighted with at 10th and Main. “I think, in the short term, it certainly can look ley. Some credit B.C.’s controversial Harmonized Sales the move.” bad for downtown; nobody wants to see stores stand- Tax, that took effect on July 1st. With a partnership of developers hoping to turn Yet others blame the effects of a lingering reces- the crossroads into a business market and the potential ing empty,” Invermere Business Committee President sion, which have plagued individuals and businesses for new stores downtown, these are interesting times Paul Christy, a downtown store owner, said. “This is part of a natural process for the town, alike since 2008. for Invermere’s businesses and consumers alike. By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff

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First, the bad news: Rockies 1, Rockets 5. The boys thought this was going to be an easy two points and played as such. Penalties cost us and this night our guys were not skating or hungry for the puck. The boys have a game on Tuesday and three games on the weekend to make a statement. Last year, I would have walked away happy as I worked and had ties with both clubs, but this year I’m all Rockies. Except, if they don’t make the playoffs, then of course I’m all Rockets. Before I move on to real crime, I have about 18 empty squares left in the Hockey Pool. See me at the arena and I will explain it. • On September 16, members of the RCMP’s Columbia Valley detachment attended the arena in regards to a report of a break-and-enter. The culprit vandalized the candy machines and was able to break open one to get some loose change. The investigation is continuing. • On September 17, police contended with drivers arriving for the car show in Radium. A number of the muscle cars decided to perform burnouts. In this case, on Highway 93, in the 5000 block, a Ford Mustang lost control, causing damage to property of one of the motel owners. To the driver’s credit, he did not flee and paid for the damage. Police were not called to the scene at the time. • On September 17, at almost 10:30 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment located the subject of an earlier complaint involving a white, Chevy Blazer bearing Saskatchewan plates driving in an erratic manner. The vehicle was observed by police to be driving poorly. When the vehicle was stopped at Seventh Avenue and Ninth streets, the 33-year-old Regina driver displayed signs of intoxication and was charged with impaired driving and driving while prohibited. • On September 17, at 9:45 p.m., the detachment received a complaint of break-and-enter in the 4000 block of Radium Boulevard. Two laptop computers were stolen along with a small amount of money. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

• On September 19, police received a report of a male burning down a wooden stage structure on the Shuswap Reserve. Police were provided a name of a suspect and are investigating. Radium car show Over the weekend, police officers, including one from Golden Traffic Services, laid a number of charges against drivers attempting to impress the crowds with a show on public streets by smoking their tires. Because changes to the Motor Vehicle Act didn’t go into effect until Monday, September 20th, these cars avoided being impounded. Next year, drivers who choose to put on a show risk having their vehicles impounded for seven days. The event was successful and no major incidents were dealt with other than the vehicle that lost control and caused property damage on the Friday. Unbelievable This is not police related nor has anything, even remotely, to do with the lighter side of police work, but it certainly is a crime about to happen. For some strange and unknown reason, the Chamber of Commerce has requested I consider serving as emcee for their golf tournament on September 28. Regular readers should know that I will take any shot I can get at golfers and the game of golf. My immediate thought was, the Chamber has lost it or they like to live on the edge. When Sue Smith made me the offer, I was about to throw her out of the office when a lightbulb went off in my head. Once they hand over the microphone, I can say whatever I want, really tell them what I think of golf and no one can stop me. “Love to do it,” I grinned. It’s a fundraiser and they are going to have some great stuff to auction and, no doubt, a great dinner. Even if, like me, you don’t golf, you will want to be there for the showdown of the year. It’s a high-noon, shotgun start at Copper Point. (See, I knew it! They are violent people.) See Sue at the Chamber office to get on the golf thing list. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as I doubt it I will ever be invited back.

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Lynda Kirkpatrick transformed by treatment in Tijuana By Brian Geis Pioneer Staff Adding to the preponderance of anecdotal evidence Canadian leaders are finding difficult to ignore, Lynda Kirkpatrick said she is amazed by the effects of the controversial Liberation Treatment she received in Tijuana, Mexico, this week to relieve the symptoms of her multiple sclerosis. “Amazing,” she said. “It’s incredible. Do you wear glasses? Do you know what bifocals are? I had them, but I don’t need them now.” Ms. Kirkpatrick of Invermere returned late Tuesday night from the whirlwind trip made possible by the generous donations of friends and neighbours. A group calling itself Liberating Lynda raised $30,000 to pay for the trip and procedure which has not been approved in Canada. Similar to angioplasty, the operation clears blockages in major arteries and veins to increase blood flow to the brain. Lynda’s husband Bill Kirkpatrick updated Lynda’s supporters by e-mail before leaving Mexico.

The first step, he said, was a venography, where they insert dye into the the neck veins to see, first hand, if there were any narrowings or blockages. They found two blockages in the left jugular vein and proceeded to the next step. A catheter with a balloon on the end was inserted into her right anterior proximal thigh and run up to the left jugular. When in place, he said, the balloon is inflated to clear the blockages. By the time the couple returned to their lodging, Lynda said her hands and feet were toasty warm, a feeling she hadn’t experience in a decade. Since then, she said, her balance has improved and her family said her speech has improved. Ms. Kirkpatrick said she is frustrated and angry and blames politicians that so much was required for her to receive the operation. “There are so many Canadians at this location,” she said. “Frankly, I’m mystified — and somewhat angry ­— the procedure has not been approved in Canada.” “I’m very, very, very lucky,” she said, “to have so many people behind me.”

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Burned out on burnouts? By Brian Geis Pioneer Editor

The Pioneer’s Cheers and Jeers section of the Classified Advertising has never been more popular. This year, more than ever, readers are using the feature to editorialize on incidents and issues without getting personal. This week at The Pioneer, we marveled at the unprecedented occurrence of two readers standing at the front counter to submit opposing sentiments on the same issue at the same time. What are the odds? Considering the issue, it was probably not that unlikely. Each year at this time. we expect some reaction to the RCMP’s tactics in response to the unrestrained driving of some attendees of the annual car show in Radium. This year was the 21st installment of the off-season classic and, by all accounts, poorly attended due to a stubborn gloom hanging over the valley and an intermittent rain that nagged at us all weekend. At issue for police are the publicly polarizing demonstrations of sheer horsepower that result in squeals of delight and clouds of smoke — followed by either a cringe and sigh of relief or whoops and hollers from roadside bystanders — during the unsanctioned parade on public streets that follows the event. This year, for the first time this reporter can remember, the RCMP’s fears were realized when one such demonstration resulted in property damage. I can hear them saying, “Thank goodness it wasn’t a child.” Supporters say it’s good for business at a time we need it and critics say its too dangerous for public streets and sets a bad example for young and someday drivers. The police say no more and are threatening to impound the hot rods. Moving the car show to the airport runway is the best suggestion I’ve heard so far.

Historical Lens A day at the hot pools, circa 1916 In this image from the Gordon Lake collection, Mr. and Mrs Percy Lake and their three children (on bench) pose with seven swimmers and three men in ties at the hot pools in Radium. If you have any more information, e-mail us at Photo (C741) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Town centerpiece is not hazardous Dear Editor: I don’t have a copy of the Pioneer in front of me, but I recall the District of Invermere intends to remove the elaeagnus augustifolia (Russian olive) tree from Cenotaph Park because it is unsafe. Please, correct me if I am wrong, but I have looked at the severed lower limb and found no rot or decay. The tree appears healthy and vibrant. The distribution of lateral feeder roots at ground level looks fairly even and well distributed. High above the lower two, 12-inch diameter, lateral limbs, the canopy is well distributed for

weight and wind-loading. With the even distribution of lateral roots and the even distribution of a healthy canopy, and not finding any decay on the severed limb, I find it difficult to deem this tree “hazardous.” If the District of Invermere wants to remove the tree, just say so. But don’t deem it hazardous. If the lower two limbs are removed, you still have a very stately tree that should remain intact as part of the heritage of this town. Rick Ferrier (certified arborist) Invermere

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Thank you all for liberating Lynda Dear Editor: Once again, this valley community has come together to help one of its own. We want to thank everyone who was involved in any way. A special appreciation goes to the Best Western Invermere Inn who not only donated the venue for our fundraising event, but also generously discounted the food costs, and donated the bar receipts to this worthy cause. Thanks, also, go to the hotel staff. Without their enormous assistance, the event would not have been as enjoyable. To the Dry Gulch Ramblers, who provided the night’s entertainment, and Mr. Bill Cropper, the emcee and autioneer, who both gave freely of their time and talents, we send our thanks. Thanks go to Palliser Printing for the tickets and posters; to the Pioneer, the Valley Peak, and the Valley Echo for their ongoing publicity regarding the fundraising and our evening at the Invermere Inn. Thanks Interior World and Max-

Well Realty for making Liberating Lynda the recipient of the funds from their annual Customer Appreciation Day Hot Dog Sale. We were presented a cheque in the amount of $3000.00. To all the artisans, business owners, and “ordinary folk” who contributed their art, products, and treasures to the silent and live auctions that made the event such an overwhelming success. To Kootenay Savings, we say thanks, for setting up an account in the name of “Liberating Lynda” that allowed anyone to make deposits. Most of all, to the people of this valley who, once again, opened their hearts and their wallets and helped us raise more than $29,000 to send Lynda to Mexico, we offer our humble and heartfelt appreciation. Lynda is currently in Mexico where she is waiting for the procedure that hopefully will put the quality back in her life and “Liberate” her. Thank you.

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There’s a new rock in the house for the Invermere Curling Club. Curling buff Jim Jenkinson has officially stepped into the role of manager and icemaker, and is busy preparing the sheets for league play in early October. Jim Jenkinson Mr. Jenkinson recently attended Ice Technician training in Alberta, and put his new-found knowledge to the test last week when preparation of the club’s ice began. “That’s the part I’m really interested in — the science behind icemaking,” he said. Mr. Jenkinson began curling in the mid-70s, and participated in the fun league last season with his wife, Nancy. “I enrolled in a curling clinic for novices at the urging of my golf buddies,” he said. “Ironically, I quickly became a better curler than a golfer.” Mr. Jenkinson moved to Invermere from Ontario in 1998 with Nancy and their children, Barbara and Jamie, who also curl. A former teacher, he is currently serving in the final year of his second term as a trustee on the Rocky Mountain Board of Education, and is the School District #6 representative on the British Columbia School Trustees Association Provincial Council. Mr. Jenkinson also devotes his time as president of the Columbia Valley Swim Club and vice-president of the Windermere Men’s Golf Club.


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Legion recognizes volunteer of the year By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff A local volunteer who has worked tirelessly to fundraise for Invermere’s Royal Canadian Legion branch has been recognized in their Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2009. Pat Cope, the Executive Director of the Family Resource Centre, was honoured for the extensive voluntary work she did for the Invermere Legion branch during 2009. She and other volunteers worked to raise in excess of $10,000 for the branch in the last 12 months. “Comrade Pat Cope has given selflessly of her time and energy in volunteering in excess of some 300 hours of work this past year,” said Rick Jarrett, President of the Windermere District Branch 71. “Always cheerful and helpful, her leadership in volunteerism is an example to us all ... If an activity was happening in the Branch, Pat was involved in some way, often from planning through execution.” Ms. Cope was awarded lifetime membership a few years ago for her services to the Legion. She was surprised with the Volunteer of the Year award by Mr. Jarrett and Legion members earlier this month, not

even knowing that she had been nominated. Her efforts for the branch included extensive work towards a number of projects, from baking for the Legion’s Saturday morning marketplace, to working for the Ways and Means Committee. “I was shocked when I was presented the award, I just didn’t have any words,” Ms. Cope explained. “I didn’t have any idea. I was really humbled, the Legion is very important to me and it’s a big part of what I do. My family has been involved with them for years, it’s in my blood.” As well as being part of numerous Legion committees, Ms. Cope has been involved with the branch’s Friday dinners, meat draws, pie sales and Canada Day festivities. A former branch president, Ms. Cope and her family are proud to have been involved with the volunteering team at Invermere’s Legion for many years. “I would like to say thank you to whoever nominated me; I’m not even sure who it was,” Ms. Cope added. “Thank you also to the team of people who have been just awesome to work with. “It really is not about me: it’s about all the people behind the scenes working together for a common cause.”

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Purcell Mountain Painters Pynelogs Cultural Centre is currently showcasing the works of more than 10 members of the Purcell Mountain Painters, such as this watercolour of Canmore’s Three Sisters by Victoria Page. See Page 16.

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Movie Review: Robin Hood John takes over the throne after the sudden death of King Richard the Lionheart. As King John’s rule oppresses the already-poor people of England, Robin and his sidekicks take action against the moneygrubbing sovereign. A buff Russel Crowe commands the leading role as Robin Hood, and gives a believable portrayal of the passionate leader. His leading lady, Maid Marion, is played by Cate Blanchet, while the jovial Friar Tuck is portrayed by A Knight’s Tale’s Mark Addy. Blanchet shatters the perception of Marion as a flirtatious flounce with a solid performance of Marion as a strongwilled, independent landowner.

Reviewed by Kelsey Verboom Robin Hood is an excellent action film, although it doesn’t feature the mischievous, green leotard-wearing Robin Hood most know from English folklore. This version of Robin Hood is a precursor to the already-established tale of the heroic outlaw. It explores the backstory of Robin Longstride, or, Robin of the Hood, and the epic battle that eventually led to his status as fugitive of the law. The story is centred in 13th century England when a greedy King

Robin Hood is directed by Ridley Scott, who has produced mega-hits like Gladiator, American Gangster, and Black Hawk Down. Robin Hood shares some of Scott’s signature style — dynamic photography, believable action, and epic battle scenes. Woven between the action scenes is a love story between Marion and Robin Hood, which is later threatened by classic bad guy, Godfrey (Mark Strong). The plot moves along at a good pace, and because it isn’t just a retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale, it will leave you guessing as to Robin’s next move.



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Music • visual arts • dining • Bar Scene • entertainment • performance ARTS • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies Junior B Hockey Team versus Osoyoos Coyotes at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: Tuesday, September 28th:

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Toby Theatre • September 24th - 25th, 7:30 p.m.: Toy Story 3. • September 29th - 30th, October 1st - 2nd, 7:30 p.m.: The Switch. • October 6th - 9th, 7:30 p.m.: Nanny McPhee returns. Friday, September 24th: • 5 - 8 p.m.: Indoor rock climbing at J.A. Laird School. Fall sessions start. $5 drop-in fee. For info: 250-342-6232. • 7 - 9 p.m.: Wine and Cheese with Purcell Mountain Painters at Pynelogs Cultural Center. For info call Victoria Page: 250-688-0220. • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies Junior B Hockey Team versus Kelowna Chiefs at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: Saturday, September 25th: • 10 a.m. - 12noon.: Restoring homes for Birds at Thunder Hill Ranch by Nature Conservancy of Canada Restoration Events. For info and directions: 250-342-5521. • 10 a.m.: Headbanger Trail Challenge start at the Radium Visitor center. Register at www. • 6 p.m.: Celebration Banquet at Radium Resort for Valley Christian Assembly’s 50th Anniversary. Pastor Rick Ball speaking. 250-347-2433. Sunday, September 26th: • 10 a.m.: 50th Anniversary Celebration Service at Valley Christian Assembly. Rev. Ken Russell speaking. 250-342-9511.

• 8th Annual Turn Copper into Gold Golf Tournament at Copper Point Golf Course. $125 plus taxes per golfer. Contact Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce at 250-342-2844 or info@ for more details. • 7:30 p.m.: Amanda Tosoff’’s jazz quartet, with locals Sean Cronin and Morgan Childs, perform at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Advance tickets are $15 through the Columbia Valley Arts Council. Tickets at the door are $20, and $10 for students. Doors open at 7 p.m. For info: 250-342-4423. Wednesday, September 29th: • 7 p.m.: Windermere District Social Service Society is holding a Community Forum for public input regarding future services. At the Seniors’ Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All interested community members welcome! For info call Donna or Kirsten: 250-342-3699. Friday, October 1st: • 3 p.m.: Afternoon Tea at Columbia Garden Village. Come celebrate Seniors’ Day. For info: 250341-3350. • 6 - 9 p.m.: The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints invites you to an Open House at 5014 Fairway Drive, Fairmont. Video presentation “The Testaments” about Jesus Christ. Refreshments provided. 250-345-6642. • 7:30 p.m.: Brisco Social and Community Aid meeting at Brisco and District Community Hall. Saturday, October 2nd: • 5:00 p.m. Blue Grass Dinner and Dance at the Edgewater Community Hall. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Includes lasagna, salad, dessert, coffee or tea. Entertainment to follow. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Pip’s store or from ERS Board members. For info call Tammy at 250-347-9324 or Mimi at 250-347-9868 Monday, October 4th: • 3 - 6 p.m.: Panorama Resort Job Fair at Copper Crown Boardroom, Panorama Mountain Village.

Contact Nicole Morgan at nicole.morgan@ to reserve your interview spot. • 7 p.m.: Summit Youth Center AGM above the Invermere Community Hall. Come and hear about the wonderful programs for youth in our community. For info: 250-342-3033. Wednesday, October 6th: • 7 p.m.: “The Upside of the Downturn”, Canadian comedian Lorne Elliott performs on stage at David Thompson Secondary School. Tickets are $23 per person. 250-342-4423 Saturday, October 9th: • 1 - 4 p.m.: African Kazuri Bead Jewellery Sale at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. 250-342-4423. Sunday, October 10th: • 1 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies Junior B Hockey Team versus Creston Valley Cats at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: Saturday, October 16th: • Local Harvest Dinner at Eagle Ranch. Proceeds go to Columbia Valley Botanical Garden and Centre for Sustainable Living. Tickets are $69 at Spring Health Foods and Eagle Ranch. • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies Junior B Hockey Team versus Golden Rockets at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info:

Monday, October 18th: • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: PAP and Manicure night at Invermere Health Unit. Call for info 250-688-6787.

Invermere Library hours: • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2/10 AT 10:30 AM SHARP Tractors and Farm Equipment: International Case tractor Mod. 685 (2674 Hrs.) w/ loader and bucket, Ford tractor Mod. 412T (260 Hrs.) w/loader & bucket, backhoe attachment for Ford tractor, Darf wheel rake, New Holland ball wagon Mod. 1000, New Holland bailer Mod. 278, New Holland swather Mod.461, 3 bottom plow, Massey-Ferguson 5’ seed drill, lumber forks, assorted disks and plows, rototiller attachment, landscape rake, chain harrows, “Leon” rock picker, FarmKing landscape bucket, Massey horse mower, log splitter attachment, Honda log splitter, 3 pt. post driver Vehicles: 1996 Ford F150 XL 4x4 (28’000 km), 1960 T-bird collectors car, ‘79 Mark V Lincoln, ‘77 T-bird, ‘77 Dodge Ram (440 Big Block engine), ‘76 F350 Ford truck, ‘76 F250 Ford Truck, Polaris 330 4x2 “Trail Boss” quad, Honda 3-wheel bike w/trailer. Tools & garden equipment: Misc. lawn mowers, misc. rototillers, several chainsaws, misc. jacks, ladders, carts, Craftsman 16 HP garden tractor w/blade and snowblower, assort. gas tanks, snow blower, misc. generators and air compressors, planer, assorted tool boxes w/tools, table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, miter saw, drill press, assorted circ. saws, grinders, jig saws, drills, battery charger, assorted garden tools, assorted wrenches and tools, 6500 W “Power Force” gen set. MISCELLANEOUS: 2 Western saddles, 4 English saddles (2 NEW) 1 show saddle (NEW), 1 riding helmet, 3 horse collars & hames, misc. exercise equipment, electric handicap chair, 2 cross bows, 1 driving horse training cart, 1 driving horse show buggy, 3 pellet air pistols, 1 pellet air rifle with scope, 54 rounded corrugated metal sheets (4’x16’) for steel building, “NORWOOD Lumber Mark 4” sawmill. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Misc. furniture, buffet & hutch, small appliances, dishes and glass ware, Maple bedroom suite, Grandfather clock, wall clock, roll top desk. ANTIQUES: Duncan Fife style oak table w/6 chairs, oak coffee table, oak buffet and hutch, oak dressing table w/mirror, oak wash stands, glass. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: We have listed only the most important Items here, but there are many more Items on this sale just too numerous to mention. Viewing: Sale day from 9 AM Food concession available!

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“You have the right to remain silent” Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft was arrested wthout incident on Thursday, September 16th, as a fundraising stunt. His arrest at the town hall — staged by Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovak of the Columbia Valley RCMP — happened on the day 25 police officers rode into town for the Cops For Kids annual bike ride. Mayor Taft paid his bail by gathering donations for the charity, which helps local children in need. Photo by Kate Irwin

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! From the Oudmans on behalf of CASA Connor


hat a Fundraiser we had on Sept 10 and 11! The communities of Radium and Invermere are unbelievably caring. We would like to thank all of you who donated or joined us for the two evenings. A very special thank you to Wayne Holmgren and Radium Valley Vacation Resort for being such a huge supporter of CASA Connor. We hope to start building this season and we will keep you informed. BUSINESSES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Pharmasave Potatosac Prestige Inn Quilt Gallery Radium Resort Rivergems Rockies Pizzeria Ruby Designs Spring Health Foods Spur Valley Stem Floral Design Subway Summit Footwear Superior Doors Syndicate Board Shop The Dollar Store The Source Three Bears Gift Store Tiffany’s Thredz Tim Hortons TRI-DEL Energy Video Store Radium INDIVIDUALS:

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COMMUNITY FORUM Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 SENIORS’ HALL 7:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

September 24, 2010

Local painters showing at Pynelogs Submitted by Bill Croft Valley residents and visitors are invited to join members of the Purcell Mountain Painters at their third annual Autumn Art Exhibit, September 28th thru October 4th, at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Co-exhibiting with the Purcell Mountain Painters and sponsors are local artists June Thomson and Paula Cravens. The exhibition and sale will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the week, members will entertain visitors with live painting demonstrations. Join the artists for wine and cheese

from 7 p.m to 9 p.m., Friday, September 24th. Purcell Mountain Painters, an informal collaborative of more than 40 professional and amateur painters drawn from Canal Flats to Brisco, welcomes anyone interested in painting and wanting to improve the quality of their work. Members meet every Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Invermere Seniors’ Hall to paint and exchange expertise. Membership is open to anyone who loves art and is willing to become involved and share knowledge. For further information, visit, or contact Victoria Page at 250-688-0220.

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VILLAGE OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS NOTICE TO RADIUM HOT SPRINGS WATER USERS The Village of Radium Hot Springs will commence hydrant flushing in Radium Hot Springs beginning September 27, 2010 through to November 1, 2010. Hydrant flushing is a preventative maintenance procedure done to ensure trouble-free operations of all our hydrants. This also gives the opportunity to flush water mains of any sedimentation build up that may have occurred during normal operations. Residents may be faced with a temporary discoloration of their water supply. Chlorine levels will be increased during this period to ensure that safe drinking water is being supplied at all times. Chlorine levels will return to normal when flushing procedures are completed. The Village apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this operation. For further information please telephone the Village office at 250-347-6455. Ken McDonell Public Works Superintendent

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Garbage & Recycle bins have moved! TREASURE TROVE — Heather Purkall and Kent Kebe of the Radium Chamber of Commerce demonstrate how to find caches along the B.C. Rockies Treasure Trail. Photo by Dale Genest

Radium catches on to geocaching craze By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff There’s hidden treasure in them thar hills. And to find it all you need is a Global Positioning System and the desire to hike. The Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce recently launched an adventurous way to visit the valley with a series of geocaches called the B.C. Rockies Treasure Trails. The stashed-away treasures are part of a larger craze called geocaching, a social phenomenon that began in 2000 when Global Positioning Systems became widely available to the general public. American GPS enthusiast Dave Ulmer decided to test the accuracy of his device by hiding a bucket with tiny toys and a log book in the woods, posting its coordinates online, and encouraging others to go find it. The idea quickly caught on with other GPS and outdoor aficionados, an official website was formed, and geocaching was born. Now, anyone with a handheld GPS can bury their own cache or search the coordinates of already established loca-

tions. Clues or interesting information about each cache are often provided. Once the stowed container has been found, it’s common practice to take a trinket from it and leave one of your own for someone else to find. When Kent Kebe and Dale Genest of the Radium Chamber of Commerce heard about the trend and discovered a surprising number of local geocaches, they decided to create an organized system of caches located along points of historical or geological interest. Currently there are coordinates available for caches installed by the Conrad Kain Centennial Society at historical points of interest, and around the Bugaboo Provincial Park. Additional caches will soon be added and updated on the Chamber of Commerce website. “We’re getting more trails set up all the time. It’s a work in progress, of course. We want to do it right,” Mr. Kebe said. Eventually, Mr. Kebe and Mr. Genest hope to hold a geocaching weekend once the trail system is fully in place. For more information about the new geocaches: For other local coordinates:

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Are U.S. stocks a bargain to consider? as high as many other countries. However, our savGetting their house in order Maybe the U.S. is on a crash course towards disas- ings rates are still very low and our household debt ter. Only time will tell. It is important to understand has risen to the highest in the industrialized world. that the U.S. consumer is saving money again in a big While the Americans were forced into good financial way. The U.S. savings rate (like Canada’s) was zero per- habits, Canadians have been slow to take action. This cent (or close to zero) from 2006 - 2008, when their could lead to a reversal of fortunes in the not so distant housing market was doing so well. Since consumers future. account for 70 percent of the economy this kept unPrice-to-earnings ratios employment rates very low and times were good. Stocks vs. the economy Manulife Securities Incorporated = IDA The S&P 500 stock market is trading at roughly Savings rates in the U.S. are now approaching six You can’t blame investors for avoiding U.S. stocks, Manulife12.8 Securities Services inc. =This MFDA times itsInvestment consensus, 2010, earnings. is below as their economy has been hit hard by the housing and percent of disposable incomes. Not only are AmeriManulife Securities Insurance Inc. = INSURANCE banking crisis the past couple of years. However, what cans saving money but they are paying down debt. its long-term average of about 15. This means that if many investors do not realize is that investing in many Credit card debt has fallen by nearly 50 percent since large U.S. companies earn profits equal to what they U.S. stocks does not equate to betting on the U.S. the credit crisis, mortgages are being paid down and are expecting, an investment today should yield about economy. In fact, almost 50 percent of the revenues of household debt to personal incomes is getting Frenchbetter 7.8 percent per annum into the future. As a comEnglish parison, the Canadian stock market is trading at 15.7 S&P 500 companies come from overseas. Companies by the month. American consumers are slowly getting their fi- times its consensus, 2010, earnings or roughly equal like Coca-Cola derive up to 80 percent of their sales nancial houses in order, and while this may be keeping to a 6.7 percent yield. from outside of the U.S. 3/16" Minimum size to be used on business cards unemployment rates and economic growth slow for Crystal ball the time being, they are getting closer to returning to Isn’t the U.S. still in trouble? While no one has a crystal ball on investing, its The state of the U.S. economy is holding back normal growth. pretty clear that the U.S. stock market is cheaper than many investors around the world. Why invest in U.S. Canada’s. If American consumers continue to save Proud Canadians stocks when their unemployment rate is still very high Canadians have had much to be proud about money and pay down debt while Canadian consumand the government has racked up so much debt bailing out the automakers, banks, insurance companies since the start of the financial crisis two years ago. ers continue to spend money and accrue more debt, it and housing market? Isn’t the U.S. on a crash course Our banks were very stable, our housing market didn’t will only be a matter of time before foreign investors 1/4"financial Minimum size to be used on the standard sized brochures collapse and our unemployment rates didn’t rise nearly look south of the border when buying stocks. toward disaster? There has been no love for U.S. stocks over the past decade. A falling currency, political problems, debt issues, a housing crisis and other such problems have left investors shunning large U.S. corporations for greener pastures such as Canada. Walmart stocks for example were priced at $57 a share back in 1999, and they are only at $53 a share today.

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Official opening for Windermere fire hall The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Windermere’s new $2.3 million fire hall building took place on Thursday, September 17th. Work on the site — next to the old fire hall building — was started in September 2009 and completed on time and on budget at the start of July. The new building contains seven fire truck bays, offices, meeting rooms, dormitories for on duty firefighters and a corrugated iron training building to practise rescues in smoke. (left to right) Dan McNeill, RDEK Manager of Building and Protective Services; Jon Tames, firefighter; Jim Miller, Fairmont and Windermere Fire Chief; Wendy Booth, RDEK Area F Director; Drew Sinclair, Deputy Fire Chief; Dan Cox, firefighter; Carol Lind, RDEK Emergency Services Coordinator. Photo by Kate Irwin



Pursuant to Section 403 of the Local Government Act, the following properties will be offered for sale by public auction at the Office of the Village of Radium Hot Springs, 4836A Radium Boulevard, at 10:00 a.m. on September 27, 2010, unless the delinquent taxes plus interest are paid sooner. FOLIO










Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately pay by cash, certified cheque or money order a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid by cash, certified cheque or money order by 2:00 p.m. the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00 a.m. on the following day. The Municipality makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property. KAREN SHARP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

The municipality will be flushing its community water system starting September 27 thru to October 31, 2010. This program, carried out twice yearly, is necessary to maintain the quality of our water supply. There may be some temporary discoloration of water as a result of the sediment and organic materials that are being flushed from the water mains. During this period, disinfection by chlorination will be continued. To assist the Public Works Department during the flushing operation, users are advised that if they are experiencing persistent discoloration or odour problems with the water, to immediately notify the Municipal Office and explain the nature of problem. The District apologizes for any inconveniences causes by this operation. For further information, please telephone the municipal office at 342-9281. Grant Gyurkovits Engineering & Infrastructure Supervisor District of Invermere

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Rare birds aided with fungus By Cam Gillies Nature Conservancy of Canada Most of us work hard to keep fungus and rot out of our houses. Not so for a rare woodpecker that prizes rotten trees above all others when building a home. Lewis’s Woodpeckers are a threatened species in Canada found only in dry areas of BC. They nest in cavities excavated in trees by heart rot decay, where invading fungus turns the inside of the tree to pulp. But in many areas trees with this rot are hard to find; often they have been cleared or have fallen. It can take 100 years or more for suitable trees to develop. This is where the Nature Conservancy of Canada is stepping in. They and several partner organizations including the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the Ministries of Forests and Environment, and the Nature Trust of BC, are working to create more suitable nesting trees near Canal Flats. But how do you create rot in the heart of a healthy tree? In this case, the fungus is injected inside and left to work its magic. The anticipated result a few years on will be new nesting habitats for Lewis’s Woodpeckers. The Nature Conservancy is hosting a public demonstration of this innovative restoration technique on September 25th at Thunder Hill Ranch conservation

area. The organization has been working for many years to restore the ranch’s open grassland habitat. “Live trees with heart rot decay are the most valuable wildlife trees,” said arborist and forester Todd Manning, who pioneered these techniques in Canada. “They provide good nesting habitats for birds that excavate their nests and the tree usually remains standing longer.” Mr. Manning grows the heart rot fungus over several months before working with a tree climber to inject it in selected locations partway up the tree trunk. Once injected, the fungus takes a number of years to rot the centre of the tree, but the exterior survives. This work will not only benefit woodpeckers, but also a number of other nesting species. “Our focus is on restoring grassland habitat and creating nesting trees for Lewis’s Woodpeckers, but any cavity nesting species is likely to benefit,” says Nancy Newhouse, the Canadian Rockies Program Manager for the Conservancy. “This could include other woodpeckers, chickadees and bluebirds among others.” Anyone interested in watching can join a guided excursion on September 25th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The group will meet at the Coy Hill rest area, 10 kilometres south of Fairmont. For more information, call 250-342-5521, or visit

NATURE’S HELPING HANDS — Haley Kubian, Pauline Newhouse and Brodie Gillies (left to right) were some of the volunteers at the Nature Conservancy’s bee habitat ceation event on Saturday, September 18th. Helpers drilled holes in trees at Kootenay River Ranch to make homes for native bees. This Saturday, September 25th, the Conservancy will be working to make homes for the rare Lewis’s Woodpecker. Photo submitted by Cam Gillies

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The value of this product is incredible. What about cost? It’s not often I will say this, but look outside the brand names. The value isn’t there. We have found a number of great product lines that are better than the brand names and still include all the benefits. Think about it: It might be time to drop in and see us for more information on this and other surface solutions.

Sunday Brunch at Radium Resort ~ our tradition just got better! Eggs Benedict cooked to perfection! NEW special Sunday features of Chef’s carved meats and homemade desserts. Don’t forget the pancakes and omelette station. $17.95 (Sr. 13.95, 12 + under $8.95, 5 + under free).

Wednesday is Pasta Frenzy for the whole Family Your direction, Your selection, Chef Ricco will prepare Your pasta to perfection! NEW Delicious homemade foccacia bread! $19.95 (Sr. 16.95, 12+under $9.95, 5+under free).

Saturday Night is Roast Beef Night Chef Ricco carves the Roast Beef especially for you. Add chicken, sweet and chili prepared “Ivy style” YUM!

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Radium Resort - It’s worth the drive! p.s. We are taking bookings for your group Christmas party. Call our Events Co-ordinator, Theresa Molto direct at 250-347-6259.

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READY TO RUN — Kootenay-Columbia NDP Federal Riding Association President Deb Daniel of Revelstoke, (middle) introduces two of the party’s nominees for Parliament, Rhonda Barter of Creston and former Invermere Mayor Mark Shmigelsky. Photo submitted

New Democrats meet nominees By Pioneer Staff The New Democrats of Kootenay-Columbia elected a new executive and got to meet two of their nominees for Parliament at the party’s annual general meeting on Saturday, September 18th, at the Elks’ Hall in Kimberley. Kootenay-Columbia NDP Federal Riding Asso-

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ciation President Deb Daniel said the new executive who were elected on Saturday are busy drawing up the rules by which they will choose their candidate. However, she said, the party is still accepting nominees. But hurry if you intend to run, she said. The party intends to name its candidate by the end of January. Andrea Dunlop was selected the Riding Association’s Community Representative from Invermere.

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The Columbia Valley Community Foundation Is Accepting Fall 2010 Grant Applications from registered charities which support projects that enhance the quality of life of Columbia Valley residents, from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen.

Deadline for applications: October 27th, 2010 CVCF Board decisions by November 15th, 2010.

Granting guidelines and application forms available at Smith, Green & Andruschuk Chartered Accountants 1229 - 7th Ave., PO Box 991, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 or on-line at For information on the granting process, contact Jenny Richardson, 250-342-6494/9822, email or Don Miller, 250-342-3201 • email tooth.doc@hotmail


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September 24, 2010

Turn Copper into Gold golf tournament returning By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff For the eighth year in a row, golfers will take a swing at raising funds for the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce at the annual Turn Copper into Gold Golf Tournament. Players can sign up as individuals or as a team to play Copper Point Golf Course and join in a round of golf in the name of promoting local businesses. “It’s to support the Chamber, but it’s also to support each other in business,” event organizer Susan Smith said. “Copper Point Golf Course very generously donates the course for us to use.” Money generated by the tournament is put toward the mortgage of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce building, which will eventually allow funds to be allocated to community projects once the building is paid off. The tournament will begin with a

shotgun start at noon on Tuesday, September 28th. A dinner at the Lion’s Club hall will follow, with a plethora of auction items up for grabs including a paving job from Skandia Concrete, jewelry, wine and accommodation within and outside the valley. For the first time since the tournament started, every golfer and volunteer will receive a limited edition watercolour print of Mount Nelson from local artist Carolyn Barzilay. Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovac will help emcee the event, and Tex Lortscher will serve as auctioneer. Earlier this week there was still space for seven teams in the tournament at a cost of $125 per golfer. To register, e-mail or call 250342-2844. MOUNT NELSON — This watercolour by Carolyn Barzilay will be given as a tee gift to all tournament participants.

8th Annual

“Turn Copper Into Gold”

Golf Tournament


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Join us at the Columbia Valley’s premier business golf tournament. This is the 8th year of a ten year partnership between Copper Point Golf Club and the CVCC, and the tournament continues to be a much anticipated social event amongst membership, with great networking and business opportunities taking place throughout the day.

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Time: 12:00 p.m. shotgun start

Place: The Ridge at Copper Point Golf Club Cost: $125 + applicable taxes per golfer

There are lots of ways to participate and showcase your business

Space i s Limited . Registe r Today!

Golf • Volunteer • Donate a prize • Be a sponsor Contact CVCC today at 250-342-2844, or to register as an individual or as a team or for more information about becoming a sponsor.

A night filled with German fare, music and beer!

Thank you to our sponsors:



Friday, October 1st · Dapper’s Landing at Riverside Golf Course 6:00pm for drinks—cash bar · 7:00pm buffet dinner

Gourmet Station Sponsors:

Hole Sponsors:

TO HELP MY KIDS REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL Cranbrook Pest Control Their future begins now. Know your options.

Stuart Tutty Stuart Tutty Financial Services Ltd.

$19.95 per person/$9.95 Kids 12 and under.

To reserve, please contact Lara McCormack at 250-345-6346 extension 35.

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September 24, 2010


The RDEK will be hosting an information meeting October 1st for the community of Windermere. Neptune, a water meter supplier, will be in attendance to explain what water meters are, how the installation process works and what a community can expect during and after installation. Everyone in the community of Windermere is encouraged to attend:

Friday, October 1, 2010 3:00pm - 7:00pm Windermere Community Hall The Open House is about water meters only and RDEK staff and Neptune will be on hand to answer questions about metering. A separate meeting will be held in November related to the bulk treated water project. The date has not yet been set; however, it will be advertised. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Ahlgren, Project Supervisor, at 250-489-2791 or toll free 1-888-478-7335.

GIVEAWAY — Jason Vardi from Sydney, Australia, was the winner of a brand new 2010 Harley Davidson at the Copper Point Charity Par Three Golf Tournament on Friday, September 17th. Fifteen teams entered the tournament, raising a total of $3,000 for the Summit Youth Centre. Photo by Kate Irwin

Main Office 19 - 24th Ave S. Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Fax: 250-489-3498 Email:

Columbia Valley Office Box 2319, 4956 Athalmer Road Invermere BC V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-342-0063 Fax: 250-342-0064 Website:

Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund Request For Proposals The East Kootenay Conservation Program and Regional District of East Kootenay are seeking proposals for projects that will benefit conservation in the area from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen utilizing the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund. You must review the Terms of Reference for the Fund prior to applying - go to www.ekcp. ca and click on Local Conservation. Particularly relevant is Section 8, Fund Design. An application form is available as a download and must be used to apply. Up to $300,000 is available for conservation projects that will result in reduction to a known threat to biodiversity. Proposals that are technically sound and effective, and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders, will have priority. Proponents must be a registered non-profit organization, local government, or First Nations band. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization. Multi-year projects are acceptable to a maximum of three years. A Technical Review Committee will review submissions and make recommendations to the RDEK Board of Directors for final funding approval. Closing date for project submissions is October 29, 2010. Projects specific to land acquisition or conservation covenants may be submitted at any time during the year. Project proposals must be submitted in writing to: Wayne Stetski, Manager East Kootenay Conservation Program 1543 Mt. Fisher Crescent Cranbrook, BC V1C 7J6

Phone: 250 581-1122 Fax: 250 489-8506 email:

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SESSION October 18th to December 2nd Rad

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s & Wednesda Springs Pools • Monday ys

Aqua – • 7:00 7:45 pm jogging • 9:30 –10:15 am Swi m Bo :00 – 8:45 ot Camp am • 8 pm • 10:30 – 11:15 A B T Hot Water Stretch •

Ra d i ys & Thursdays um Reso rt Pool • Tuesda Private im Lessons & Semi-Private Sw Adult ior Aquafit or Teen Aqua-Circuit • Sen

For more information and to register call

Jill @ 250-342-5979


914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Tel: (250) 342-9281 • Fax: (250) 342-2934

Community Poll The Russian Olive tree in Cenotaph Park is being removed. What do you think it should be replaced with?

❑ Another Tree ❑ Nothing at all

❑ A sculpture ❑ None of the above

Please return to the District of Invermere office at 914 – 8th Avenue. Name: ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________



RUN FOR A CURE — Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of participants at Invermere’s 30th annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 21st. They raised more than $2,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation, which will go towards researching new treatments, diagnosis techniques and cures for various forms of cancer. Photo by Kate Irwin

Valley residents continue Terry Fox’s fight against cancer By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff Runners, cyclists and walkers took to the streets of Invermere on Sunday, September 19th, for the 30th annual Terry Fox Run. Participants could choose to run or ride a distance of three, five, eight or 10 kilometres as part of the event, which is a fundraiser held each year for the Terry Fox Foundation. Despite the rainy start to the day 62 people came along to support the Foundation, raising more than $2,000 towards cancer research. “I think it’s a great way to donate,” said Vanya Sokolowski, who completed the three kilometre loop with her children Emmylou and Lukas Grieve, aged five and two. “I get goosebumps just thinking about what Terry Fox did, he was an amazing person. Emmylou started taking part in the run when she was three months old, in her stroller.” The weekend’s run was held in conjunction with other Terry Fox events across the country and internationally, which are always held on the second Sunday after Labour Day. Spirits were high among the runners and cyclists, who set off from Invermere’s J.A. Laird School be-

tween 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., and travelled out along Westside Road and back. Stops were set up along the way which were staffed by volunteers handing out water and snacks. “I remember Terry Fox when he was running himself,” said Pedro Cebulka, who ran the full 10 kilometre loop. ”I wanted to do something for the cause. I remember Terry had a great heart; that’s why people are still following his lead today.” The worldwide, annual Terry Fox Runs are noncompetitive events, held to commemorate Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. His legacy is eight years older than Terry himself was when he died on his cross-Canada run. Over the years, the events held in his name have raised more than $400 million towards cancer research, with this year’s cross-Canada fundraising revenue up more than 20 percent. “We don’t figure running is that big of a sacrifice compared to what Terry Fox did,” said Dave McGrath, who brought his entire family along on Sunday to take part. “We run the full 10 kilometres, even the little ones ... cancer affects so many people, we feel if there were more resources around it could be beaten.” To learn more about the Terry Fox Foundation, or to make a donation, visit,

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September 24, 2010

Rockies at .500 just four games in By Steve Mantyka, Public Relations Director Rockies Hockey The Columbia Valley Rockies Junior Hockey Club opened their season with two wins — quite a bit ahead of last year — and more in tune with the efforts the coaching staff and volunteers have made to improve the team. On opening night, the team had a road win in Golden and a home Steve Mantyka win versus Kimberley. This past weekend, the Rockies traveled to Kimberley on Friday and played the Dynamiters and left two points in Kimberley as the Dynos earned a 5-2 win. On Saturday, the Rockies hosted the Golden Rockets. The Rockets lit the lamp twice before Kory Movold from Stephen Hynes sandwiched a score between three more Golden goals as the Rockets blasted out of town on the strength of a 5-1 win.

The Rockies have many returning veterans on the team and lots of new talent with players arriving daily, fighting for a roster spot. Included on the team this year are two Invermere boys, Geoff Wolfe, who returns after playing last year with the club, and newcomer Tryg Strand who is a rookie on the team. The Rockies play four games this week, with a Tuesday game in Invermere versus the Creston Valley ThunderCats, and Friday they host the Kelowna Chiefs. They head to Golden again on Saturday and play the Osoyoos Coyotes (welcome back to the league!) in Invermere on Sunday, with a special start time of 1 p.m. All other games start at 7:30 p.m. With the Rockies sitting at .500 and tied for second, third and fourth in the Eddie Mountain Division, it’s a good time to get in out of the rain and enjoy some great junior hockey while cheering on the boys. Also, come listen to the strong voice of local talent, singer and songwriter Jade Bowen. If you would like to volunteer some time with the Rockies, and we do appreciate all the volunteers, please drop me (Steve Mantyka) an email or call 250-342-1535 and give a little. Remember, you owe more to the community than just living in it! See you at the rink!

Need Blinds? Best Quality Call The Blind Guy!

Interior World

(250) 342 4406


914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Tel: (250) 342-9281 • Fax: (250) 342-2934

FLOWER PICKING DAY The season for the beautiful flowers everyone have enjoyed around Invermere is coming to end and we would like to offer the opportunity to come downtown and pick any of the attractive flowers for yourselves on Thursday, September 30th all day long.

Have a chance to take home some of the beauty from this summer!

September 30th 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Invermere Legion


$ 00

Kootenay National Park of Canada Brûlage dirigé au parc national du Prescribed Burning, Canada Kootenay, Redstreak Mountain Fall 2010 Mont Redstreak - Automne 2010 Weather permitting, Parks Canada fire managers may begin prescribed burning operations as early as September 27th on Redstreak Mountain in Kootenay National Park (KNP) approximately 3 km east of the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

Si la météo le permet, les gestionnaires du feu de Parcs Canada pourront entreprendre des opérations de brûlage dirigé dès le 27 septembre au mont Redstreak, dans le parc national Kootenay, à environ 3 km à l’est du village de Radium Hot Springs.

The goals of the Redstreak Mountain prescribed burn include helping to protect people and property from catastrophic wildfires by reducing forest fuel loads in the vicinity of Radium Hot Springs and to restore wildlife habitats. By re-establishing the ecological role of fire in the Columbia Valley, grasslands and associated habitat traditionally used by Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and other wildlife will be restored.

Le brûlage dirigé au mont Redstreak vise tant à protéger les gens et les propriétés contre les incendies dévastateurs en réduisant le combustible forestier aux environs de Radium Hot Springs, qu’à restaurer les habitats de la faune. Ce n’est qu’en rétablissant le rôle que joue le feu dans l’écologie de la vallée du Columbia que les prairies et l’habitat connexe que fréquentent normalement le mouflon d’Amérique des Rocheuses et d’autres animaux sauvages seront restaurés.

KNP has a Smoke Notification List for those who are sensitive to smoke and would like advance warning of prescribed burn operations. We are currently updating this list in preparation for the planned Redstreak Mountain prescribed burn. If you want to be included on the list, please call Grant Neville, Fire Communications Officer at 250-347-2207. For more information on KNP’s Fire Management Program, check the website at or contact the Fire Communications Officer.

Le parc national Kootenay tient une liste d’avis de brûlage dirigé à l’intention des personnes qui sont incommodées par la fumée et qui aimeraient être prévenues de ces opérations. Nous sommes à mettre cette liste de diffusion à jour en prévision du brûlage dirigé au mont Redstreak. Si vous désirez y être inscrit, veuillez appeler Grant Neville, agent des communications sur le feu, au 250-347-2207. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le programme de gestion du feu du parc national Kootenay, consultez le site Web du parc, à ou communiquez avec l’agent des communications sur le feu.

per person Wine & Cheese Come visit with friends and see what our vendors have to offer. Additional Vendors are welcome.

Call 250-342-3259 or 250-342-6044

Invermere District


Registration and AGM Thursday, October 7th • 7:30 p.m. at the Invermere & District Curling Club. Refreshments will be served.

Link to Rink Tournament Friday, (evening) October 15th and Saturday, October 16th

Each team must have one member of the opposite gender.

Scramble Format – $50 per person

Curling and 9 holes of golf, plus dinner at Windermere Golf Course To register call Jim Jenkinson, 250-342-3315 or e-mail: Curling Clinics – Call 250-342-3315 for information.

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September 24, 2010

First home game for Bighorns In their first home game of the season on Sunday, September 19th, the Columbia Valley Bighorns were fighting back from behind when Ryan Wagner made this catch, aided by second-year player Alex Godlien. The game, against the Vernon Midgets, at Bighorns Field in Invermere, ended 38 to 25 for the Midgets. The Bighorns next take to their home field on Saturday, September 25th, where they will play back-to-back games against teams from Penticton and the Okanagan.

Photo by Kate Irwin

Your Local



Paul Glassford Strata, Apartment & Commercial Property Management

For professional management of your strata corporation, overseen by a Certiďƒžed Property ManagerÂŽ, with the accounting done by a Certiďƒžed Management Accountant, please contact Bill Weissig

Bernie Raven

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


Cell: (250) 342-7415 Office: (250) 341-6044

Invermere, Windermere, Panorama, Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs

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

Phone: 250-341-6003


Wende Brash Broker/Owner

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

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

Sales Consultant $FMMt





September 24, 2010

The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 27

2010 Classic Show and Shine

VROOM VROOM — Hundreds of buffed and polished cars turned out for the annual Classic Show and Shine in Radium on Saturday, September 25th. Pictured, clockwise from top left: A teal 1956 Buick gleams in the afternoon light; A family travels back to the 60s with diner-inspired attire; Neat rows of colourful vehicles line The Springs Golf Course driving range; Ray and Anne Picton of Windermere dress appropriately for a ride in their 1928 Ford Model A. Photos by Kelsey Verboom


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September 24, 2010

Interior World

HERE TO SERVE YOU window fashions

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

Septic Tank Pumping Portable Toilet Rentals • NEW SEWER • CAMERA •

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

A well maintained septic system should be pumped every 2-3 years Avoid costly repairs

Bruce Dehart 250.347.9803 or 250.342.5357

Wood Blinds

You’re invited to see our Interior World

Dangerous Tree Removal Serving the valley for over 30 years.

Topping and Disposal

Let the professional do it!

window fashions

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406


Call Rolf

The Radium Woodcarver FREE ESTIMATES


TopHomeservices Quality Fine Interior World



Jesse Vader

Ken Johnson




Kyle Moll

HTH Contracting Ltd. 250-341-5603





Lake Auto Services

250-342-9310 Same great team, same great service.

VACUUM CENTRE window fashions

Sales • Repairs • Warranty

Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

Phone: 250-342-9207

Need Blinds? Interior World


Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

Delicious Sushi

for a Healthy Lifestyle - and always fresh!

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

Radium Hot Springs Esso

250-347-9726 7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs


Located in Parkside Place Downtown Invermere

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


Daren Noble LANDSCAPING: • Bobcat Work • Post Holes


• Fill • Sand • Gravel

250.341.5886 • 250.349.5882 Serving The Entire Valley

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

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

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September 24, 2010

HERE TO SERVE YOU SIMES PAINTING Fine Finishing Woodwork Stain and/or Clearcoat Laquers Interior & Exterior · New & Existing homes Interior Design · Antique Furniture Refinishing


(250) 341-6888

Call Barry 250-342-0572 | Cell: 250-270-0331

■ Lockout Service ■ Lake Recovery ■ 24 Hour Towing ■ Prompt Service

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

Also offering FREE year-round pickup of unwanted vehicles • Cell: 250-342-5851

Dunlop Contracting All Your Excavating, Hauling, Landscaping Needs

Bruce Dunlop Box 75 Athalmer, BC V0A 1A0

• House Checking • Cleaning • Complications • Details

Serving The Valley for over 15 Years

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

Dared Cash Register Box 80 Edgewater, BC, V0A 1E0

• Cash Registers • Touch Screen Systems • DVR Systems • Restaurant Pagers • Computers

Sales & Service

(250) 341-5369


4846 Holland Creek Ridge Rd. Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

• PROPERTY MAINTENANCE • Trucking • Mini Excavator • Residential/Commercial

Kari & John Mason

• LANDSCAPING & DESIGN • Skidsteer Services • Mini Track Hoe

250.270.0821 Invermere • Panorama

LUMBIA ROOFING COQuality Roofing and Repairs Allan Gauthier

Tel: (250) 349-7586

Cell: (250) 489-8685 • Fax: (250) 349-7586 VJ (Butch) Bishop

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


250-342-6700 •

Warbrick Towing & Salvage

Cell: (250) 342-1793 Home: (250) 342-9081 E-mail:

Judy: (250) 341-1903 Industrial ~ Commercial ~ Residential 4798 Selkirk Ave. Box 108 Edgewater BC V0A 1E0

Call for your FREE consultation and estimate

31 - 4775 Woodlane West Windermere, BC, V0B 2L2

LIFE’S BRIGHTER under the sun. Pierre E. Trudel Bus 250-270-0363 Fax 250-347-6948

• Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Fireplaces • Full Heating and Ventilation Systems

• Excavators • Mini-Excavators • Bobcats • Dump Trucks • Water Trucks • Compaction Equipment • Snow Plow • Sanding Equipment • Crane Truck • Mobile Pressure Washing & Steam Cleaning • Underground Services • Site Prep & Demolition • Road Building • Land Clearing • Controlled Burning • Rock Walls • Rip Rap • Top Soil • Sand & Gravel


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September 24, 2010

HERE TO SERVE YOU East Kootenay Electrical Services Licensed Contractor

• • • •

Doors Windows Flooring Painting/ Interior/Exterior • Kitchen Renovations

Cell: 250.341.1342 Fax: 250.342.8733 E-mail: ekelectric



Box 2206 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0



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



Interior / Exterior / working locally

• Shower Doors • Mirrors • Auto • Home • Commercial

Telephone: 250-342-3659

Jeff Watson

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



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


Your search for quality and dependability ends with us. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists Truck Mounted System • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Dean Hubman

Certified Technician


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

Toll Free: 877-342-3052

Invermere, BC V0A 1K3


“Serving the Columbia Valley”

7 days a week

GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL Freight & Passenger Depot

7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs

(250) 347-9726


After Hours Call: 250-342-3830 Email:

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

From Framing to Finishing Al Tallman

Call Al at

We Do It All!

Trevor Hayward (Owner/Operator)


Hourly or Contract Rates Available

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September 24, 2010

HERE TO SERVE YOU DCS Plumbing & Heating


• Plumbing, Repair and Installation • Drain Lines • Hot Water Tanks


24 hour emergency service



Senior Discount

Scott Postlethwaite

CVCC Contractor/ Trade Builder of the Year 2008

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

1710 10th Avenue – Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

• Renovations Inside & Out • Custom Decks • Design & Build • Finish Carpentry • Doors & Windows

ree Homes In c. iF eldt Ph 250.341.5900 Bernie Veldboom • Invermere, BC



P H A R M A C Y LT D . • • • •


FREE ESTIMATES • 250-688-0959 • 250-342-2087

Kitchens, Bathrooms & Closets Design Consultants

Sandra Kelly & Lisa Renney 250-342-6908, Ext. 255 Cabinets, tile, flooring and more

Commercial – Residential Installation – Maintenance – Repairs

J. Douglas Kipp, B. Sc. (Pharm.) Laura Kipp, Pharm D. Your Compounding Pharmacy

Darren Ross

Come in and browse our giftware

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

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


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

The Deck Guy • Decks • Fences • Home Renovations

Invermere (250) 342-4498 Calgary (403) 477-2411


Septic Systems Installed ~ Pumped ~ Repaired Prefab Cement Tanks Installed Water Lines Dug Installed Basements Dug

WINDERMERE 250-342-6805




1422 12A Avenue, Invermere B.C.



Chimney and Eavestrough Cleaning and Repair Specialists Call for pre-winter eavestrough, and chimney cleaning Fully Insured & WCB Covered

• Pruning and Removal of All Trees and Shrubs • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured & WCB Covered

Time for Fall Pruning!




Please call Steve ~ a real local you can trust! 250-342-1791

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Diekri Technology Inc. Dieter Soellner, BSc 250.688.8885

Over 18 years experience

Irrigation System Blowout Specialists Colin 250-688-1229 • Hope 250-688-2229

colorworks Painting Inc.

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

• Millwork • Cabinets • Stairs • Custom Framing • Renovations

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

Professional Service Now Taking New Clients r ng Ou Keepi Super Valley al Natur

SCRUBS Executive Housekeeping Service

Journeyman Carpenters


Cranbrook Pest Control We use the most successful products available.

Complete Automotive Repairs

Commercial & Residence Experience • Environmentally Friendly Products Used FREE Cleaning Consultation • Property Management

Phone: (250) 409-9046 • E-mail:

Mike Cope


“Your home is an investment. Working with you to maintain its beauty and value is our business”


(Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash)

Phone: 250-342-6614 •

Your Weekly Source for News and Events

Environmentally-friendly integrated pest management. Ask about our maintenance programs PEST QUESTIONS? Visit our website:







Phone: (250) 341-1164 Phone: (250) 688-0946

Box 2952, Invermere BC V0A 1K0, Canada

Dave Sutherland Sales Associate

#8, 1008 - 8th Avenue Invermere, BC 250-341-6299 •

SERVING SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE COLUMBIA VALLEY Call 250-341-6299 to discuss your advertising needs. N E W S PA P E R • E-mail:

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September 24, 2010

Pioneer Classifieds

• • • •

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







Saturday Sept 25, Radium, 4725 Blakely Place, 9 am – 2 pm, household items, kids clothes, toys and more.

Cheers to the Pioneer’s Katie Wallace, who is getting married this Saturday. Many congratulations to you and your new husband, Jim. We wish you a very happy future together!

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.

Free accommodation in exchange for babysitting while children are sleeping, 250-688-1173.

1 and 2 bdrm apartments, D/T Invermere, clean, quiet units, parking, walk to everything, 1 bdrms start at $550/month and 2 bdrms start at $725/month. Pets okay, N/S, references required, D/W, W/D hookups. Call Dennis, 250-342-6912.

Invermere, newly renovated, large 1 bdrm walkout suite in quiet location near schools, fridge, stove, W/D, N/P, N/S, available October 16, single occupant $700/month, double $800/month, one month DD, utilities included, 250-3423474.

Monthly rentals available in Mountain View Lodge, Invermere, rooms with a view, price varies with room size, 250-342-6618.

Basement suite in Canal Flats, separate entrance, large 1 bdrm, N/S, N/P, new kitchen, D/W, W/D, available October 1, $500/month + ½ utilities, 403-235-5507.

ANNOUNCEMENT Alcoholics Anonymous. Open to all. Regular meetings of the Columbia Valley A.A. are held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at the Valley Connection, far end of the Service B.C. building, 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. Al-Anon. Are you concerned about or affected by someone else’s drinking? If so, please join us. AlAnon meets EVERY Monday in Invermere at 7 PM at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 712 – 12th Ave (behind the Invermere hospital). For information, please call Carol at 250-347-9841.

Jeers to the police for pulling over cars during the car show in Radium. Cheers to the RCMP for doing their job on Saturday afternoon. Jeers to the super Troopers who were at the Radium Car Show harassing the participants. Remember fellas, there are real criminals out there. Cheers to DOI office staff for letting a desperate woman use their long armed stapler. Cheers to Kim Green for awesome flagging on the highway between Radium to Edgewater. Thanks for your amazing smile!



Cheers to Gerry Taft for making my 17th birthday extra special!

Found, 2 ladies’ rings at Lake Lillian, 403-352-6712.

Cheers to Mr. Sherk for being an amazing teacher.

Lost man’s white gold wedding band. Reward 250-342-3293

Cheers to Lyle and Steve Wilson for putting on a great race at Nipika. It is a true pleasure to ride your trails anytime.


Jeers to the older lady who stole my purple baby scrapbooking album from the garage sale in Castle Rock. Shame on you! You should have a little more morals than that. Jeers to the company that is working on the highway. Are you or are you not working and enforcing a construction zone speed limit just north of Radium? Heading north all the signs are covered up and heading south the construction signs are visible. Is that any way to run a company and keep our roads safe?

Secure self storage, call Suzanne, 403-390-4513.

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


Assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250342-3166.

Boat Storage in Invermere, indoor, secured, October 1 to May 31, $900, towers ok, 250-342-0094 or 403837-8661.

COMMERCIAL SPACE 864 sq.ft. Warehouse space with loading dock, unheated, $656.25/ month includes GST, available immediately. Call 250-342-3637. Prime Invermere location, 1275 sq.ft., beside Canterbury Flowers. Call Tim, 250-341-1408. Commercial Space for rent, 1100 sq.ft., currently Sporticcinos across from Eddie Memorial Arena, available October 1, please contact 250-342-3830.

ACCOMMODATION WANTED 3 bdrm or larger property WANTED for seasonal rental Dec 1- March 31. Must be walking distance to D/T Invermere and furnished. 250-6880244.

SHARED ACCOMODATION Private room w/ cable, phone, laundry access, internet, and all utilities included, $400/month + $200 DD, N/S, N/P, 250-342-4088. Room with own bathroom, shared kitchen and laundry, $500/month, includes all utilities, 250-342-0358, leave message. Radium room mate wanted. Own bathroom and livingroom, shared kitchen and laundry. $450/month, includes all utilities. 250-347-7724

SUITE FOR RENT Columere Park, bright 1 bdrm, furnished, upstairs suite, N/S, $750/month, 250-345-6524. 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.

Apartment for rent, 1800 sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, huge balcony with view, utilities included, $1250/ month, 403-519-0447. 2 bdrm, bright, spacious, basement suite, W/D, private entrance, satellite TV, fabulous view, N/P, N/S, $850/month + utilities, available October 1, 250-342-0020. Invermere for rent: 1 bdrm basement suite, close to Hospital and D/T, W/D, N/S, N/P, references required, $675/month + 1/3 utilities, 250-342-6204.

Bright 1 bdrm, walk-out suite, in quiet Invermere neighborhood, available immediately. Furnished, N/S, N/P, references required, $850/ month including utilities, cable, and internet, 250-341-5956.

2 bdrm, N/S, N/P, walking distance to D/T Invermere, available end of October, $985/month + DD, F/S, W/D, D/W, and utilities included, 250-342-1584 or 250-342-8679.

Black Forest Heights, large 2 bdrm basement suite, 5 appliances, storage shed, large yard, available immediately, includes utilities, $850/month, 250-347-9629.

Fairmont, 2 bdrm suite, 1 full bath, W/D, fully furnished, excellent location, wireless internet, water, power, and cable included, $950/ month, N/S, N/P, 250-270-0043.

Invermere, large, bright, 2 bdrm, basement suite with own entry, all appliances, shared W/D, central location, 2 blocks to D/T, schools, and hospital, 3 blocks to grocery store and beach, pets OK, N/S, available immediately, $675/ month + utilities. Call Grant, 403493-1245. Fairmont, 1 bdrm basement suite, short term rental, $700/month + part utilities, 250-342-9552.

2 bdrm, fully furnished groundfloor apartment for rent, all utilities, cable, and laundry facilities included, $900/month + DD, N/S, references, long term preferred, only 1 ½ blocks from D/T Invermere and from Panorama shuttle bus! Available October 8, 250-342-9712. Large 1 bdrm, funished suite, in quiet, private home, utilities + cable included, $725/month + DD, 250-342-9404.

Large 2 bdrm, main floor four-plex unit in Windermere, 5 appliances included, W/D, near beach, $700/ month, 403-239-2017. 3 bdrm, upper suite for rent in Radium with 5 appliances included, $1000/month + utilities, references required, 250-347-9345. Large 2 bdrm, furnished suite on Greywolf Drive in Panorama, close to work, stove, D/W, fridge, W/D, included, ideal for couple, utilities included, $1050/month, 403-5020752 or email D/T Invermere, walkout basement suite, 2 Bdrm, 1 bath, W/D, N/S, N/P. $650/month + DD, utilities included. Available Oct 1, 250-3416080. Invermere , 1 bdrm suite for rent, $600/month, includes W/D, utilities, separate entrance, internet, N/S, N/P. Available Oct 1, call 250-341-5096, 250-341-5520.

HOUSE FOR RENT Windermere, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, $890/ month + utilities, for family or 1 or 2 tenants, September to June, 250342-2135. Invermere, Wilder Subdivision, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished home, N/S, N/P, available October 1, $1600/ month + utilities, references + DD required, 403-246-6680.

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condo FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT



Timber Ridge III, 3+ bdrm, 3 bath, executive home, hardwood and granite, 5 appliances, $1600/ month + utilities with garage, $1400/month + utilities without, N/S, N/P, no sublets. Also, 2 bdrm, 1200 sq.ft., basement suite, W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P, references required, $700/month + utilities. 250-3423006.

Canal Flats, main floor 3 bdrm, includes D/W, W/D, open concept, N/P, N/S, available October 1, $800/ month + utilities, 403-235-5507.

Akiskinook/Radium Resort, furnished 1 bdrm townhomes, $750/month or 3 bdrm furnished Akiskinook townhome, $1150/ month + Hydro, includes cable, DD, N/S, N/P, recreation centre, 403293-5659.

New 3 bdrm Invermere townhouse for rent, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 3.5 bathrooms, fully developed basement, single car garage, ideal quiet location, $1350/month including utilities, N/S, references appreciated, 403536-8953.

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.



for seasonal or long term rentals or go online at

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, charming home next to Kinsmen Beach, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 F/P, N/P, N/S, available immediately, $1600/month + utilities, references + DD required, 403-246-6680. Available September 1, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, with garage, on Windermere acreage, furnished, $1100/month. Call Linda, 403-244-8402. 3 bdrm half duplex, $900/month, available September 15, 250-3423195. 3 bdrm mobile home, beautiful view, 5 appliances, prefer N/S, no dogs allowed, $800/month + utilities, 250-342-1700. Fairmont, available immediately, 2800 sq.ft., large home, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, mountain side, $1250/ month. Adrian, 403-999-0416. Invermere, 2 bdrm house, centrally located, four appliances, gas fireplace, great views, N/S, N/P, $960/month + utilities, 250-3479086. Invermere, cozy 2 bdrm home, partially furnished, N/S, rent includes utilities, $1250/month, 250-342-3841. Windermere house, 2 bdrm, available October 1, 250-342-3422 or Fairmont, 3 bdrm bungalow, short term rental, $1100/month + utilities, 250-342-9552.

Athalmer, cozy 2 bdrm home, 5 appliances, wood and electric heat, well kept yard, small workshop, $1000/month + utilities, available October 1. Call Lacey, 250-3428933. Excellent Location! Very nice Invermere home on quiet cul-desac, walking distance to Kinsmen Beach and to D/T, 3 bdrm up, 2 down, large private backyard, wood and electrical heat, D/W, stove, fridge, W/D included, available October 1, $1400/month + utilities, 250-270-0270. $875/month for 1200 sq.ft., new 2 bdrm house, quiet development a couple minutes to Tim Horton’s, ½ garage, all appliances, W/D, N/S, N/P, FREE MONTH, 250-345-2104. 14 ft. wide mobile home, large, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances, newly renovated, yard and deck, prefer N/S, no dogs allowed, available October 1, $800/month + utilities, 250-342-1700. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, walking distance to Grocery Store, DD, $1000/month + utilities, 250-4857500. Edgewater, 3 acres, 6 bdrm, 4 full bath, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 10 appliances, $950/month, 403-6508654. 4838 St. Joseph’s Street, Radium, large 1 bdrm, unfurnished house, $400/month + Hydro, references required, prefer long term, 250347-9325. Available November 1st, in Edgewater on highway 95, 3 bdrm house, wood/oil heat, N/P, N/S, references and DD required, $750/ month, 250-347-9500.

Secluded cabin near Columbia Lake, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, $800/month + utilities, N/S, 250-345-4030. Invermere, just a two minute walk to D/T, located in a quiet neighborhood overlooking the lake, spectacular 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, available immediately, $1200/month, 250-342-3688. Rustic 3 room cabin on ranch, north of Wilmer, $300/month, 250-3479234.

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. 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. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, new luxury furnished condo in D/T Invermere. Great views, hot tub access, in suite laundry, $1150/month , 250-6880244. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, immaculate newer town home, less than 5 min drive to D/T Invermere, unfurnished, W/D, Avail Oct 1, year round rental. $895/month, 250-688-0244. 2 bdrm, 2 bath in The Point, underground parking, W/D, $1000/ month, 403-519-0447.

Downtown Invermere townhouse for rent, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appliances, and garage. Very private, perfect location, gorgeous views, N/P, N/S, $975/ month + utilities, 250-342-0020. 2 bdrm condo on 10th Street, behind Sobey’s, stove, fridge, D/W, W/D, available immediately, N/P, $750/month, 250-342-3417 Invermere executive townhouse on the lake, furnished, great views, walk to D/T, covered parking, $1300/month, 1-866-313-4762. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, fully furnished condo in Radium, NS, kenneled dog OK, 5 appliances, storage, play area. Prefer long term lease (will consider rent to own). $1,000/ month + utilities. References & DD required. Available October 1, 403281-0923. New townhome for rent, 3 bdrm, 2 bath + garage, in Cedarwood Glen Estates, D/T Invermere, N/S, N/P, $1350/month, available October 1, 250-341-1182. Parkside Place Enviro 2000 home, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appliances, luxury furnishings, $1300/month, 250-270-0906. Available October 1, Black Forest Village, 2 bdrm, south facing unit, new flooring, upgraded appliances, deck, laundry, storage, single car garage, easy access to D/T Invermere, $1000/month + Hydro. Call Lindsay, 403-251-6947 to view. Akiskinook Resort, 1 bdrm condo, fully furnished and equipped, pool and spa, $725/month, includes cable, 403-281-3991. Fairmont, deluxe, fully furnished, 3 bdrm condo on golf course, #5, 5054 Riverview Road, available immediately, $1250/month + Hydro, 780-435-8433.

Tastefully furnished, new 2 bedroom + den, 1 ½ bath, one block from D/T Invermere, N/P, N/S, $1050/month + utilities or $1190/ month with garage. 403-899-2328. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath unfurnished town home D/T Invermere, W/D, steps to main street. Available Oct. $1150/ month + utilities. 250-688-0244 1 bdrm unit available immediately, laundry, vehicle plug-in, N/P, close to Sobeys and hospital. Guest room available for company. $650/ month plus DD. 250-342-2287


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

LOT/ACREAGE FOR SALE 2 lots, 82’x100’ each, North end of 12 Ave. in Invermere, 250-3426157.

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, house.

Invermere, 1125 5th Street, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 blocks from Hospital, Sobey’s, and Pharmasave, quiet street, fenced yard, single car garage, hard wood, totally renovated, $399,000, no HST, Must see! 250-342-1108. Incredible value, home for sale in Canal Flats, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 car garage, 2 sheds, over 2900 sq.ft., price/sq.ft. equals $82. Fully landscaped yard, paved driveway, jetted tub, 2010 brand new wood stove with stone work, irrigation system, all appliances included, $238,000, 250-341-1076.

Sunny, south facing, 59’x120’, level lot, zoned R1MH in Canal Flats. Located on Spruce Avenue, between cedar fence and huge tree, $52,000, 250-342-7179.

wanted Canning Jars, all sizes, must be in useable condition. Will pick up, call Shawn 604-848-8895. Have fruit on your trees? Will pay to pick, call Shawn 604-848-8895. To trade 30 ½” wide fridge for a 2 door white 24” fridge. Works great, just too big, needs to be a right hand hinge. 250-347-9886. Pasture wanted for 2 mares around Invermere, 250-688-0907.

MISC. FOR SALE Quality Top Soil & Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truck load, $70/ pick-up load. Manure $100/pick-up load, delivery extra. Call, 250-3421268.

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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.

Inglis heavy duty, super capacity washer and dryer for sale, very good condition, $450, 250-3429245.

U.S. 25 foot wing keel sail boat, in great shape, five-year-old sails, self-furling jib, two burner stove, marine head with holding tank and new macerator pump, sink and holding tank for drinking water, hide-away cooler, 9.8 Honda 4 stroke outboard motor, asking $15,000 OBO. Call 780-883-0550.

Phones! Uniden 420ic, 4 station phones and 4 cordless phones, 4 lines, station to station intercom, Rocket Dial, 10 memory dial locations, $50. 250-341-6299. Panasonic KX-FHD332, plain paper fax and photocopier, $40 OBO, 250341-6299. Top Quality Hay, alfalfa/grass, round bales, call Elkhorn Ranch, 250-342-0617. 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.

Three 8’ rails for glass, two posts, one 8’ pack of 1” spindles (Black), three Tibetan carpets, and treadle sewing machine, will trade for drywall work. 250-342-2082. Brand New Toyo Winter Tires, set of 4, 16” (1-G02+-225-60-R16), used only 1 winter, paid $995, asking $600 OBO, 250-688-2897. Kenmore Washer and Dryer in good working condition. Asking $100 OBO. Please call 250-347-9293 or 250-347-2415. Ask for James or Wilma. 9” Rockwell/Beaver table saw. Great condition. For further details 250-347-9843.


Pine firewood for sale, split and delivered, $185/cord, 250-3479639. Kids Corner large bookshelf, $40; 3 white kitchen chairs, $10/each; Computer Desk, $40. 250-3420399 or 250-341-5956. Tires, very good condition, P235/70, 16”, $100 for all 4 tires. Sofa Loveseat, dark burgundy, leather, reclining, 1 year old, $2000 firm. 250-347-0070. Welsh Heavy duty Olympic weight set for sale, 300 lb of free weights with bar, fully adjustable bench with preacher curl, quad, and hamstring attachments, bar rack adjustable for squats, shoulders, and bench, $400, 250-342-9245.

Busy seasonal café for sale in Invermere, B.C. Serious inquiries only, 250-341-5370. Barber Shop in Invermere, BC, nice sized clientele, excellent price. For inquiries phone 250-341-3240 and after 6pm call 250-342-0655. Blind Cleaning & Repair business. Mobile trailer equipped with everything you need to clean and repair all makes of blinds. Training provided, work from home or on the road. Serious inquiries only please. 250-345-2164.


Firewood cut split and delivered. Dry Fir and Pine, $180/half cord, $275/full cord. Dry Larch, $240/ half cord, $350/full cord, birch now available, 250-688-0143. Support Rockies Hockey! Pine, Fir, dry and split. To order call 250342-6908.


For Rent, 250-342-1517, www.

VEHICLES 2006 Hyundai Accent, excellent condition, low mileage, extra set of winter tires, $7500, 250-342-0020. 2006 Dodge Caravan, 63,000 km, excellent condition, well maintained, new brakes, power package $9300. 250-342-1031. Freightliner FL120, custom sleeper, deck, and paint, set up for 5th wheel R.V., etc., Cummins 10sp, near new rubber, very good condition, sharp looking unit, trades considered. Also, 1998 Ford F150 V6 automatic, 2 wheel drive, extended cab, nicest one around, A1 condition, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power locks, tilt cruise, low kms, lots of accessories. View both units at Sunvalley R.V. Park, behind Skookum Restaurant, 250-342-1217.

Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time. Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations. Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207,

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. 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. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in 1 hour! Serving the Valley since 2006. Call 250-688-0213. Want Free Upgrades? 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: September 30, 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.

Recreational Vehicles



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.

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

LBO Autobody Your Fender Bender Mender & The Valley Shine Shop Auto detailing, power polishing, rock chip repair, and more… Prepare your boat for storage with an interior detail and exterior polish. Call Shawn or Jodi at 250342-9696.

Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250-341-1235. GREEN CLEAN Residential, commercial and construction. Environmentally friendly. Book now for an appointment 250-270-0906


Invermere & District Hospital Is seeking interested parties to carry out some minor renovation work – steel stud, drywall, and re/re millwork. Information packages can be picked up at the Hospital Administration Office. To arrange a viewing of the required work please call 250-342-2315. • Quotes to be submitted by Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 • Work to be completed by Friday, November 19th, 2010


914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Tel: (250) 342-9281 • Fax: (250) 342-2934

NOTICE OF TENDER Notice is hereby given that the District of Invermere invites Tenders on the sale of the vehicle listed below. 1995 Ford 4x2 F-150 - 148,500km approx, automatic transmission, 8ft box, headache rack & rails The District of Invermere has endeavored to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible, no warranty or guarantee is expressed or implied.

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

Upset price will start at $1,500.00 Purchaser shall provide proof of Transfer of Ownership and Registration on approved MDV form and Insurance or temporary permit prior to the removal off District property. Vehicle described above comes as is with absolutely no guarantees. To view and inspect, please contact Rick Waters @ (250)342-3215 Sealed Tenders shall be clearly marked “(1995Vehicle Bid)” will be received by the municipal office @ 914 8th Avenue or by mail to P.O. Box 339 Invermere V0A 1K0 up to 2:00pm October 8, 2010. The District of Invermere reserves the right to reject any and all tenders.

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Odd Jobs Ent Hauling Garbage, brush, and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt @ 250-342-3569.

H&S Cleaners requires two cleaners for the Invermere area. Term of employment: permanent, full-time, evening, weekend, night. Salary: $12.93 hourly for 40 hours/week. Anticipated start date: As soon as possible. Loaction: Invermere, B.C. Skill Requirements: Some high school, speak, read, and write English. Work Setting: Office Building, Commercial Building. Specific Skills: Sweep, mop and wash floors, dust furniture, vacuum carpeting, area rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture, clean and disinfect bathrooms and fixtures, pick up debris and empty trash containers, wash windows, walls and ceilings. Transportation: own transportation. Security and Safety: Bondable, Criminal record check. 250-342-0488.

Experienced Hungarian cook for seasonal, full-time work, April to October 2011 at Citadella Restaurant in Radium, B.C. $15/ hour, medical and vacation pay, room and board available. info@

Spa Attendant Position at Fusion Wellness Spa. Looking for a reliable, responsible, mature customer service representative, mostly weekends to start (8-20 hours/week). Full-time in summer and holidays. Send resume to Accepting resumes until October 10th.

We are looking for a part-time Deli Clerk for our busy retail and wholesale Meat & Delicatessen store in Invermere, B.C.

Call 250-341-6299 to place your classified.

The successful applicant must be able to work independently and as a member of our team; to multi-task and prioritize; and work in an organized, timely and efficient manner.

Kootenay Home Maintenance, for all your home and property needs. Thorough weekly inspection, construction and maintenance, hot tub maintenance, snow removal, & cleaning service. 250-688-1335 (cell) Top Hat Chimney Sweep, Get ready for Fall with a clean chimney, WETT Certified inspections, 250-3426890. Quality Cleaning at affordable prices. References available. Call Deb at 250-688-1458 or 403-8269791 or e-mail Debbie_ _68@

HELP WANTED Helna’s Stube is accepting applications for permanent parttime, evening kitchen help/ dishwasher. Please call 250-3470047 or email

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.

Roofer / Labourer needed immediately. Full-time seasonal position may lead to permanent position. Need class 5 B.C. Driver’s License. Vehicle and Roofing experience an asset but not required. Wages start at $15.00/ hr and go up based on experience. Email resume to koss.exteriors@ Request for Bids for Snow Removal 2010/2011. Eaglecrest Villas Radium, Radium Ridge Radium, and Blackforest Village Invermere. Specifications available from Sheila Cope, 250-342-6743 or email

Roasting Room Ninja Swooping into the roasting room disguised in coveralls after Roasters have finished roasting for the day, you will work your magic cleaning and polishing roasting equipment, cooling trays and pipes, vacuuming, dusting and wiping down racking and bins. In short, using ancient traditions to make things look great for the next day. The job requires a warrior that is disciplined, physically fit, not afraid to get dirty, detail oriented and likes to see the daily fruits of their labour. Previous martial arts experience is not a requirement although familiarity with a broom, is. The road to enlightenment requires disciples to be on their feet for extended periods and to do occasional heavy lifting as they assist with staging. or fax: 250-342-4450. We will contact successful applicants for interviews.

Black Forest Restaurant looking for F/T kitchen help and F/T experienced server. Call or drop off resume between 3-5 pm. 250-3429417.

Deli Clerk

If serving customers in a fast paced environment, letting your inner chef come out, helping in production and keeping the workplace clean, sounds like the thing for you to do, we would like to meet you!

Position available immediately. Wage to be negotiated. Apply by fax to: 250-342-9651, By Email to: By Mail to: Box 68, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

Accounting Analyst A growing company is looking for the right person who has a post secondary degree and is working towards a CGA or CMA designation. Experience in Microsoft Dynamics would be preferred. The applicant must have excellent customer relations skills, be comfortable in a team atmosphere and have an interest in technology and the inner workings of a utility company. This role reports to our Group Controller and is responsible for the financial record keeping with several related companies. Please send your resume to We will contact qualified applicants.

Brilliance in Packaging… We Got it in the Bag! Without question, our Packaging Team Members are the best baggers in the biz! Focusing on the safe and efficient operation of machinery to package, box, prepare and ship the best coffee in the country, their duties also include daily clean-up, room staging and relentless quality control. It is tough work in a team setting demanding a high set of standards. If you: • • • •

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We will be holding a on-resort job fair on Mon.Oct.4th. 3pm – 6pm. Location: Copper Crown Boardroom. Panorama Mountain Village Time: 3pm – 6pm Sign up required: Please email Nicole Morgan @ nicole.morgan@ to reserve your interview spot To view job descriptions please refer to our website; *please bring your resume and written references with you to the interview. Full-time, year-round positions receive a comprehensive benefit and RRSP plan. Seasonal and full-time positions receive reciprocal ski/mountain bike passes for resorts through British Columbia and Alberta. Great resort privileges are also offered. Free Panorama valley shuttle will be starting with our winter season.

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September 24, 2010

Local running couple are on a winning streak By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff An Invermere couple have been celebrating sporting successes this summer with some record-breaking results in running events held across western Canada. Jakub Sumbera and his girlfriend Nadyia Fry are humble about their achievements, which include firstplace finishes for Jakub in five out of six races and setting a new course record in Revelstoke. Nadyia has also been training hard, finishing among the top three women in each of the six races the couple have entered, on courses ranging from alpine trail runs in Whistler, to Invermere’s own Loop the Lake. “We have enjoyed every race that we entered this summer,” Jakub said. “Although we have managed to do well, for us it is more about the experience, the challenge and getting out and enjoying each new area where we are racing.” The pair met while travelling in England, living for some time in New Zealand before making the move to Fairmont Hot Springs, where Nadyia had spent several summers. They have been enjoying the vibrant running community in the valley ever since, meeting friends and running companions along the way.

In the spring an Internet search provided all the information needed to plan a summer of running events, starting with Jasper’s Spring Run Off in May and ending with the Headbanger Trail Challenge on September 25th in Kootenay National Park. “It was at last year’s Headbangers event we heard about Crazy Soles, where Jakub now works,” Nadyia explained. “Then, we started to meet so many other people that run, in the year I’d say we met about 30 people ... the running community here is very supportive.” The pair love the travelling opportunities that come with the races they do, enjoying their on-foot exploration of each new place. Most important is challenging themselves and beating personal bests, rather than the competitive side of each race, Nadyia and Jakub agreed. They hope to encourage others to get involved with the sport they are passionate about and to take advantage of local running clubs, including the Saturday meet organized by Crazy Soles. “I hope we can encourage people to get out there and be more active,” Jakub said. “It doesn’t matter how good you are or how fast you can run. I do it because I like to be active and improve and I like the challenge FLEET FOOTED — Runners Jakub Sumbera and of races. Running is a good way to relax and take your Nadyia Fry are modest about a summer of podium finishes in six races across B.C. and A.B. Photo by Kate Irwin mind off day-to-day things.”

Green Zone: saying farewell to another golf season By Harold Hazelaar Pioneer Columnist

Golfing glory Joyce McLeod of Invermere scored her first ever hole-inone on Wednesday, September 8th at Radium Resort’s Ladies’ Club Championship. Ms. McLeod sunk the 176yard shot on hole 15 using her driver. Photo submitted

Well, just like that, we seem to be at the end of another golf season. A slow, wet and cold start similar to the cold wet end we are experiencing right now. Where is our Indian summer? Even if the weather didn’t completely co-operate this year, golfing in the valley was generally quite good. I mean the experience was good — not my game! The courses were in great shape, and the staff at all the courses I played were first class. It seems to me they are all trying to do their best to create an atmosphere that brings us back to them again. I had the opportunity to play in several fundraising tournaments this year and I believe it is fair to

say that our valley/community has supported many worthwhile causes to the best of our abilities. Kudos to everyone who organized a charity golf event or everyone who supported it by playing. It definitely isn’t all about winning. Just ask me. I am already planning my winter golf and will return to the links here next year even better than I was this year. That won’t take much effort! I am still patiently waiting for my friend Marko to respond to my challenge. I guess he figures if he waits long enough the courses will be closed and he will be off the hook. Not likely. Remember Marko, “Spring will come again.” See you on the tee-box next year. The Green Zone Quote of the week is by Jack Nicklaus: “You hear these guys saying, ‘Oh, I can’t play this course; it doesn’t suit my game,’ but that’s the biggest bunch of rubbish I ever heard. The whole idea of golf is that you have to adapt your game to the course you are playing.”

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Social Service Society hosting community forum By Pioneer Staff The Windermere District Social Services Society, a non-profit society that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities, needs your input. Today, there are young people with developmental disabilities living in the Windermere Valley. However, once high school is completed, there are limited services for these young adults. The Windermere District Social Services Society — as part of its upcoming strategic planning — will be holding a community forum on Wednesday, September 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Invermere Seniors Hall. According to the society’s accreditation coordina-

tor, Kirsten Haldrup, the purpose of the forum is to conduct an environmental scan by use of a survey to determine current and future needs within the specialneeds community. “We are interested in community input regarding what services are needed to help care for the developmentally disabled,” she said. The Windermere District Social Service Society is a non-profit organization which provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Windermere Valley. The society has been in existence since 1958 and has a long, rich, history. Originally, the society provided services for the elderly at the ‘Pynelogs’ home, built by the late Robert Randolph Bruce, at Kinsmen Beach. Services were

later refocused to serve individuals with developmental disabilities. The Society provided them with residential, vocational, educational and recreational services. In 1989, residential housing was relocated from Pynelogs to Mount Nelson Place in Invermere. “We encourage all interested parties, consumers, family members, caregivers and professionals to attend. There will be panel presentations followed by an open invitation for questions, comments, and concerns,” she said. “Please help us gather information to plan for locally developed services within our community. Your input is needed!” Doors will be open to the public from 6:30 p.m. Coffee and goodies will be served after the meeting.

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Don’t be afraid; just believe By Pastor Wayne Frater Radium Christian Fellowship In Luke, 10:40-56, and also in Mark, 5:2143, there is a miracle recorded: the only daughter of a man named Jairus is restored to life. The story unfolds as Jesus, thronged by multitudes, has a man fall at His feet and begging Him, pleading with Him, to come to his house, because his only daughter, only 12 years old, was dying. Mark, 5:23, says Jairus “pleading fervently with Him” on his knees before Jesus. Have you ever been there? Desperate? Exhausted with worry? Sick with concern? Maybe you are there now. Maybe you have health problems, maybe financial problems, maybe your business or your marriage is in trouble. For Jairus it is his daughter. This isn’t just a daughter, this is “an only daughter”. This is “Daddy’s girl” only 12 and the Word says she lies at the point of death. As Jesus, heads towards Jairus’ house they are met by a messenger, his words are grim, Luke, 8:49 NLT, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.” I can only imagine the grief that must have flood-

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ed over Jairus. All hope is gone. His only precious daughter is dead. Guess what happens next. Jesus, reaching out in love, places His hand on Jairus’ shoulder, feeling his pain, knowing that Jairus faith has buckled, his only hope dashed. And Jesus says, in Verse 50, NKJ, ”Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” The NLT says it this way, “Don’t be afraid; just have faith, and she will be healed.” And they carry on: Jesus refuses to leave Jairus alone with his grief but goes with him. Jairus comes to Jesus on the basis of his own worried, hoping faith, his faith is dashed, “your daughter is dead.” Jesus steps in with His faith. The rest is history. They arrive at Jairus house, Jesus, in Verse 54, NLT, “takes her by the hand and says in a loud voice, “My child, get up!” and at that moment her life returns and she immediately stands up!” Jesus promises us, in Hebrews, 13:5, that “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” And the words He told Jairus, in Luke, 8:50, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed,” are as real today, as they were then. No matter what you or I are going through, no matter how discouraged, depressed, or how hopeless it looks, Jesus is there. No matter what our friends say, “give up: your dream, your marriage, your business, is dead.” Don’t listen to them. Lean on Jesus, trust Jesus. It isn’t about Jairus, or his daughter, or our problems, it is all about Jesus. If we let Him, like Jairus did, He will take over, when we give up.


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Valley Churches Lake Windermere Alliance Church Sunday, September 24th, 10:30 a.m.: Celebration Sunday. “Your Passions God’s Purposes”Pator Trevor ministering. Kurt Magnus (Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada) will bring a presentation.The Lord’s Supper will be served. K.I.D.S. church for ages 3 to 12 during the Morning 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. 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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