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Two-year-old drowns on family camping trip By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff A family camping trip turned to tragedy this weekend when a two-year-old boy from Invermere drowned in Cartwright Lake near Brisco on Friday, June 10th. The toddler, his three brothers, family and friends arrived at the remote campground early on Friday evening and were setting up their campsite when the boy briefly wandered out of sight and was discovered in shallow water beside the shore, the RCMP said. “The investigation thus far revealed the typical summer camping scene, with the family along with four children and friends setting up camp for the weekend,” said Corporal Dan Moskaluk of the RCMP.

“The family lost sight of the second youngest of the four boys briefly. The child was quickly located just feet from the shore after having fallen into the shallow water.” While the boy’s father performed CPR, his mother drove them into cell phone range to call 911. Officers from the Columbia Valley detachment were dispatched at 6:40 p.m., meeting the unresponsive boy and his parents beside Highway 95 just north of Edgewater. RCMP officers continued to perform CPR on the child until an ambulance arrived to transport him to Invermere and District Hospital. “Emergency room staff provided life supporting care to the child until a STARS Air Ambulance helicopter from Calgary was able to attend the Invermere Airport,” said an RCMP press release. “The boy was then air lifted

to the Children’s Hospital in Calgary by STARS.” Medical staff at Calgary Children’s Hospital continued to provide emergency care to the boy throughout the night, but sadly their efforts were unsuccessful and the young boy was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday morning. The RCMP and the B.C. Coroner’s service are investigating the incident and at the request of the family have not released the names of those involved. “The family is from Invermere and has requested that the media and the public respect their wishes for privacy at this time in order to deal with their overwhelming grief,” the RCMP press release stated. The Pioneer would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family.

$1.7 million Benchlands purchase “looking positive” By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff The future looks bright for the Marion Creek Benchlands as the Nature Conservancy of Canada confirmed this week that things are “looking positive” to move ahead with their purchase of the land from its private owners by the end of June. The benchlands, 504-acre plot on the west side of Columbia Lake, is the missing piece in the local conservation puzzle, connecting together Thunderhill Ranch and the Nature Conservancy’s Columbia Lake West, said the Conservancy’s Nancy Newhouse. If the $1.7 million project goes ahead, it will create a protected corridor of more than 30 square kilometres on the west side of Columbia Lake, connecting the three conservation areas and the adjacent expanse of Crown Land together.

“We’re quite confident but there is still a way to go before all the details are finalized,” Ms. Newhouse explained. “We would still welcome private donations towards the project, but things are looking positive and we are quite confident to close by the end of the month.” It has been over a year-and-a-half since the Conservancy, a private, non-profit organization, put plans in motion to purchase the tranquil plot of land. The area of low elevation grasslands, open Douglas fir forests and wetlands provides critical winter range to elk, deer and other wildlife, and is home to endangered species such Lewis’s woodpeckers. The $1.7 million that the Conservancy is attempting to raise goes towards the cost of purchasing the land, setting up stewardship, biological reports on the site, property management and legal fees, among other things, Ms. Newhouse explained.

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• On June 9th at 11:14 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members set up a stationary road check in the area of Laurier Street and Panorama Drive, Invermere. A check of a 2008 Honda resulted in the officer obtaining sufficient grounds to demand a specimen of breath from the driver. The 53-year-old man from Invermere blew a warn. As a result his driver’s licence was suspended for three days and the vehicle impounded for three days. During the same road check, one of the police officers recognized a man who was previously issued a 90day driving prohibition operating a pickup truck. The man was pulled over and a computer check confirmed the police officer’s suspicion. The driver was charged with driving while prohibited. • On June 10th at 1:20 a.m., police officers continued their early morning patrols for drunk drivers and stopped a vehicle on 13th Street, Invermere. A breath demand was read and a 24-hour driving suspension issued. • On June 10th at 11:30 a.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a theft from a vehicle that was parked in the 5000 block of Columbia Lake Road, Fairmont Hot Springs. A Valentine I Radar detector and power cord were stolen, along with a men’s black windbreaker. The vehicle was in the driveway and unlocked. • On June 10th at 9:50 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members were patrolling in Kootenay National Park when they observed an 1988 Nissan Pathfinder. One of the members recognized the vehicle as one he

had checked and issued a notice of order to repair for a number of defects. The vehicle was pulled over and as a result of the investigation on-scene, the 46-year-old female driver was detained for a drug investigation. A quantity of cocaine was seized and charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking were laid. • On June 11th at 9 a.m., the detachment received a report of a theft of a vehicle from the 6900 block of Columbia Ridge Drive in Fairmont. A Jeep Patriot was stolen with Alberta plates VHA 506. The vehicle was believed to have been left unlocked with keys on the console. • On June 11th the detachment received a complaint of vandalism to a 91 Ford Tempo. The driver’s window and side view mirror was damaged while parked on Subdivision Road. • On June 12th at 2 a.m., detachment members monitoring the bar crowd observed two men fighting. Police got involved to split the men up and requested friends take them out of the area. A 25-year-old male from Okotoks failed to take the hint and decided he wanted to continue the fight and directed some of his aggression at the officers. He was given a free ride to the Sleep-it-Off Inn and later released with a violation ticket for being drunk in a public place, once he sobered up. • On June 12th at 6 p.m., police responded to a complaint of an assault on Shuswap Band land. The complainant advised that an intoxicated male, who had since departed the area, assaulted him. He also said that he did not wish to pursue charges. The man accused of the assault was later located on the highway and found to be highly intoxicated. The young man was lodged in cells and released with a ticket for being drunk in public.

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Invermere to host major pond hockey tourny By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff Lake Windermere has beaten off stiff competition to become the third and final venue for the B.C. Provincial Pond Hockey Series, a set of tournaments which will take place in Rossland, Prince George and Invermere. The inaugural Invermere event, which is set to take place in early February 2012, is expected to draw upwards of 60 teams from B.C., the U.S.A. and Alberta. The decision came in late on Monday, June 13th, after the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, who has been working on their bid for some time, hosted a representative for Adventure Architects, the organizers of the pond hockey series. Chamber Director, Sean Wall, who also heads up the sub-committee dedicated to winning the bid, said that he is very excited to see the tournament come to Invermere and that the influx of visitors will be welcomed

during the quieter winter months. “If we can get 60 teams here the first year, with an average of six people per team, plus spectators, it could be a significant amount of people,” he said. “If we do everything correctly and the participants have a good time while they’re here and their families do as well, it could become an annual event. It could really help the community in the winter.” Invermere will be joining Rossland and Prince George as the third location in the unveiling of the series, which started in Rossland in 2009. The idea behind these annual tournaments is to establish three or four distinct, yet complimentary, locations within B.C., and then to launch a Provincial Championship which will rotate between each location once all tournaments are up and running. The organizers look for communities that are passionate about hockey, strategically located and firmly established destinations, said event organizer with Ad-

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Happy Father’s Day, valley dads By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff

This Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day, and Columbia Valley dads will hopefully be getting the pat on the back they deserve. These days, dads come in all shapes and sizes. Kids may have two dads, no dad, a stepdad, or a mom or sibling who pulls dad duty. Whoever fills the father shoes in your household, Father’s Day is a good time to say thanks for everything they do for you. My own dad has been an anchor in my life, and someone I always go to first to discuss important, or trivial, matters. He will be mortified that I’m writing about him, but hey, he did the wave once at my elementary school play, so all’s fair in love, right dad? My first memories of my dad are riding on his shoulders during walks, my fingers clutching his hair and my chin resting on his head. He would make me squeal by pretending to be a horse, galloping down the trail. When I graduated from riding on his shoulders to riding actual horses, he was always there to drive me to practice and to cheer me on during competitions. Most of all, he’s always encouraged me to do exactly what I want, even if it was a little bit scary as a parent to let me travel alone, go heli-skiing, or change my mind after university. Some of my dad’s best qualities are his genuine love of people and his sense of humour. I used to hate going to do errands around town with him, because it always took half an hour at each store while he stopped to talk to everyone. I now understand that he loves listening to people and connecting with them, and I love him for that. Dad, Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and continue to do for me every day. I know I wouldn’t have made it where I am without your love, guidance, and honest advice. You’re one rad dad.

Highway construction crew In this image from the 1920s, a construction crew for the Banff-Windermere Highway (Highway 93) and their logging horses take a break from work to pose for a photo. Fourth from the left in the front row is Stanley Harrison, and fifth from the left is Charles Crook. Charles Crook is the father of one of Invermere’s longtime residents, Ray Crook, who often contributes historical information to The Pioneer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at Photo courtesy of Ray Crook

Pioneer ‘Cheers’ brings cheer to readers Dear Editor: In the June 3rd issue of The Pioneer, my husband and I were the recipients of a “Cheers” note written by a person who passionately embodies and inspires the thoughtfulness and community supporting selflessness she credited us with. Her acknowledgement of our own small acts instantly reminded me of the importance of paying homage to and cheering those we meet for all they do in making our own lives in our remarkable community so delightful and amazing. Past issues of the Pioneer list a wonderfully disproportionate number of Cheers versus Jeers and reflect tributes to great works by so many peo-

ple in the Columbia Valley who we are honoured to call neighbours. Celebrating best efforts and those who demonstrate them gives us the opportunity to create a balance against the newspaper coverage of issues and sensational events that instill negative reaction and dissatisfaction with our state of being. If you have not done so before, send a Cheers to someone whose positive energy and kindness puts a smile on your face. Gratitude creates joy — pass it on. And to Lori, thanks for lighting the way in that starlit sky! Yolande Dolman Invermere

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Thanks for community support at Japan fundraiser Dear Editor: I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of our valley people who helped to make the Japan Recovery Benefit Concert such a successful charity event. Taking place on Saturday, May 28th at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre, we collected nearly $3,875 through ticket sales, donations and the silent auction. Haru of Fabuki Sushi and I opened a Disaster Recovery Fund account at CIBC

and the money we collected goes from this account to the Japan Red Cross through the Japanese consulate in Vancouver. My deepest appreciation and gratitude goes to the people who came along to listen to the music, the generous donors, hard-working volunteers and the ‘ready to help at any time’, kind musicians. Without the help of all of you this event would not have been so successful. Chizuko Purschwitz Benefit Concert Organizer

Policing must have heart Dear Editor: During my career as an educator and school principal, I worked with the RCMP in several communities. These experiences led me to the conclusion that effective community policing, in the long term, is dependent upon community support. This support is best achieved, it seems, when officers are fully involved in the community they serve and exercise their authority with tact, discretion and...heart. I am not saying that policing ‘without heart’ doesn’t work. However, policing ‘with heart’ works much better because community support is greatly enhanced. I remember one Staff Sergeant in particular who asked to be informed of the dates of school dances. He knew, of course, that gatherings of young people bring the potential for trouble, and therefore encouraged his officers to enter the school in order to meet and visit with students and establish rapport. Guess what? This approach ensured that tickets subsequently written were both fewer in number and received with much less resentment. These same officers volunteered to coach our athletic teams, accepted invitations to visit classrooms, played scrimmage hockey, soccer and baseball with both kids and adults on weekends and always seemed to be in attendance at

community functions – sometimes in uniform, but often in civvies. This Staff Sergeant sometimes bragged about the detachment’s 90 per cent plus “crime solve rate”, one of the best in Canada, and only possible, he said, because of the overwhelming community support for the RCMP. In fact, citizens pulled over by the police were embarrassed because they had offended a friend and neighbour, as well the law. I believe promotion (albeit tongue-incheek!) of a confrontational attitude to policing does great disservice to the RCMP. Besides, our detachment has always brought a great deal of heart to its work, so why report otherwise? (I define “heart” as all those discretionary actions beyond ticketing, arresting, impounding, etc.). 25 years ago, one of Canada’s “finest”, called my wife and I to offer personal assistance (by way of his private aircraft) to search for our 22-year-old daughter who had gone missing. Regrettably, this story did not have a happy ending but I will always remember this act of compassion and friendship. Like many other members I have met, this man had a lot of heart and understood that police officers are, firstly, human beings — and, then, cops. Al Pollock Windermere

Notice of power iNterruptioN iNvermere, wiNdermere, radium Hot SpriNgS aNd SurrouNdiNg areaS As part of the Athalmer Substation Expansion Project, BC Hydro will be transferring the system to the newly upgraded substation. In order to complete the work and to ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service. Customers will experience a power outage for approximately 60 to 90 minutes as each circuit is transferred to the new system. The areas affected will be Invermere, Windermere, Radium Hot Springs and surrounding areas. The following provides a breakdown of areas affected and the anticipated time each area will be affected. The outage will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

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Highway 93/95 south from Athalmer substation on Between east side of Windermere Lake down to Windermere, 6:00 a.m. & including Windermere Loop Road and Kootenay 8:00 a.m. No.3 Road, south to Hyllestad Road.

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Highway 93/95 north from Athalmer Road to Sinclair Creek Road including downtown Radium and Highway 93 to Radium Hot Spring Pools. Forster’s Landing Road, Descrespigny Road, Shuswap Creek, Juniper Heights. South from Athalmer Road including Timber Ridge Road and Baltac Road.

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June 17, 2011

RCMP officer returns from snowy North

By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff

The 360-person hamlet of Whale Cove, Nunavut

A local police officer has just returned from a monthlong adventure policing in the snowy hamlet of Whale Cove, Nunavut. Constable Tim Harper, of the Columbia Valley detachment, jumped at the chance to spend 30 days as an RCMP relief officer in the tiny northern community. As one half of the two-person policing team, he faced integrating into the tight-knit Inuit community, the harsh northern climate and learning a more hands-on style of policing, which included anything from maintenance of the detachment building to taking school photographs. “I always wanted to do a northern stint,” Constable Harper explained. “When the opportunity became available I took a chance and was granted permission. The North is very intriguing to me; it’s a chance to experience the different cultures of Canada and it’s somewhat of an unknown up there.” Constable Harper left the Columbia Valley at the start of May, making the two-day journey by air from Calgary to Winnipeg, then Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, and a short hop by plane up to Whale Cove, or Tikirarjuaq in the Inuit language. The plane doors opened to -37 degree temperatures, with snow blowing across the frozen landscape. At the tiny one-room airport, he met his partner, Constable Michel Mignon, who became his mentor, friend, partner and guide; providing a crash course on northern policing. “He was absolutely excellent to work with,” Constable Harper said. “He has a really good relationship with the Inuit. It is paramount up there to have a good relationship with the community and your partner and he was very well versed in everything I needed to know.” The vast majority of the 360-person population of Whale Cove are Inuit, with many living a very traditional seasonal lifestyle, including hunting and fishing and hand sewing traditional clothing. The elder residents speak the language of the Inuit, Inuktitut, with the younger generations mostly speaking English, meaning a translator was often required. “It is a massive cultural shock,” Constable Harper stated. “I was dealing with a lot of issues I’ve never dealt

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with before, while at the same time still respecting their culture … One side is completely traditional, while the other side has sadly fallen towards alcohol and drugs.” The main challenges faced by the RCMP in the hamlet are social problems, such as domestic violence, and alcohol and drug related issues. “Unfortunately the children of the community suffer the most due to the domestic violence, drugs and alcohol that they are subject to at home by their parents,” Constable Harper explained. “To avoid being exposed to home life the children will walk around all night, sleep in garages, or have been seen on top of sheds wrapped in muskox furs to stay warm.” Whale Cove is a restricted community, meaning that alcohol is not freely available and residents must apply to receive a certain amount of alcohol when the delivery plane arrives. It falls to the RCMP to approve or deny such requests and to handle the problems the shipments cause. Given the large number of hunters, there is also a high level of gun ownership, adding an element of risk for officers whose nearest backup is hundreds of kilometres away. “We had some very high-risk calls which really brought home how isolated it is,” Constable Harper added. “You have to learn to be innovative and how to get around obstacles. It’s your own personal challenge every day.” The remote location means a high cost of living, with a four-litre jug of milk costing $13.99 at the grocery store and a small block of cheese going for $25. Working in such an isolated spot requires officers to be jack-of-all-trades, Constable Harper quickly discovered. Duties normally covered by other staff, such as administrative work, ordering water, pumping oil for heat, and social care are all part of a constable’s role. As Whale Cove relies on restorative justice, the social

side of policing is very important, with police officers and the community taking an active role in rehabilitation of offenders. “You work 24/7,” Constable Harper recounted. “Working hours are Monday to Friday, nine to five, but you’re on call at all other times.” With just two hours of semi-darkness at this time of year, Constable Harper found that he was kept busy day and night. As the area does not have a lot of money, he and Constable Mignon also took on out-of-hours community work to help out, such as taking the school photos. In return, the Inuit residents took him along on hunting trips for caribou and seals and showed him how to navigate in the snowy wilderness. “I tried to experience the local traditions,” Constable Harper explained. “They took me out on the hard pack ice to go caribou hunting and I ate raw caribou right there on the ice, and beluga whale.” After a whirlwind 30 days, Constable Harper’s Nunavut adventure came to an end. The community’s children, who had shied away when he first arrived, ran to say their goodbyes as they saw him heading off to the airport. After another two-day leapfrog by plane across the country, he returned home on June 2nd. “It was an excellent adventure from an RCMP and personal perspective,” Constable Harper added. “It is one of the best experiences I have ever had … Despite so many social problems it is a very unique community with some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”

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Invermere court report Court was held in Invermere on June 8th, under Judge R. Webb. Two cases were rescheduled due to lack of time and two sentences were handed out. • Thomas Cleevely, a former commercial truck driver, was sentenced to 90 days of intermittent jail time, and a three year driving prohibition as a result of an incident that occurred on May 7th, 2009, near Golden when he crested a hill and rear-ended a passenger vehicle. The crash resulted in the death of the driver and injuries to the passenger. Mr. Cleevely’s lawyer stated that at a previous trial date, the family of the deceased and the Cleevely family did meet, and a reconciliation of sorts occurred. Mr. Cleevely’s defence cited many letters from the community and family members who all were accepting of consequences, but asked the judge to make the sentence intermittent so Mr. Cleevely would not be away from his family for an extended period of time. Judge Webb said that Cleevely’s driving was unremarkable, and there was no excuse for his not avoiding the accident, but also acknowledged that the consequences of the crash will be with Mr. Cleevely for the rest of his life, so a harsher penalty would only be punishing his family. • Michael Hebb appeared before the court facing


a charge of assault, stemming from an incident that occurred on May 23rd, 2009, when he and his thencommon law partner, Yvanna Ellis, allegedly got into an argument about a property they were renovating. The fight allegedly started in the Copper City Saloon, and continued on the couple’s walk home. An eyewitness stated through testimony that she saw Mr. Hebb shouting angrily at Ms. Ellis on the street near their home, circling her aggressively. Mr. Hebb then allegedly put Ms. Ellis in a headlock, spit in her face and kicked her when she bent down to retrieve her wallet after Mr. Hebb threw it on the ground. What occurred within the couple’s home after they entered was unclear, as Judge Webb said that even with testimony from local RCMP members, he was unable to be certain of whether the fight that ensued was consensual or not, given both parties’ history. The judge found Mr. Hebb guilty of minor assault based on the testimony of the bystander, and gave him a suspended sentence and an 18-month probation order. Mr. Hebb is to have no contact with Ms. Ellis unless by order of family court. He is also prohibited from owning firearms and must provide a DNA sample to the RCMP. He also has six months to pay a $50 victim surcharge fee.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #199 in Edgewater will be holding their 3rd annual Pioneer Dinner on June 26, 2011. Cocktails at 5:00 pm and Dinner at 6:00 pm. Barbecue Roast Beef, salads, dessert and beverage all for $14.00. This year we are honouring Diana Thompson, Irene LaRochelle, Joan Shelstrom, Libby Patterson, Catherine (Kay) Carlson (posthumously) and Sarah (Maude) Boker (posthumously). Everyone is welcome.

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Olympiganza David Thompson Secondary School Senior drama student, Alisha Trozzo, plays Hercules in the class production of The Greek Mythology Olympiganza. The play ran on Friday, June 10th and Saturday June 11th at the high school theatre.





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Movie Review: Hall Pass Reviewed by Dave Sutherland On a one to 10 scale of movie comedy, Hall Pass has the zany slapstick of the Three Stooges at their corniest on one end and the brainy wit of Woody Allen at his best, on the other. Whether you place the Stooges at one, or 10, of course depends on which type of comedy sends you into fits of hysterical laughter. The Farrelly brothers’ movies tend to fall squarely on whatever end of the scale Larry, Moe and Curly inhabit, with the dubious added bonus of bodily fluids. Hall Pass is their latest opus and exhibits many of the traits of their previous movies, like There’s Something About Mary, and The Heartbreak Kid. It’s often crude, sometimes gross, and it’s really funny. Hall Pass concerns the antics of two men, Rick and Fred, who have grown dissatisfied with their lives, their

wives and married life in general. Their frustrated spouses grant them a one week hall pass — a licence to party, and even cheat, for seven days, with no questions asked — hoping that it will make their husbands realize how good they actually have it. The disgruntled duo, played by Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, along with their cronies, proceed to party like it’s 1995. They find that picking up girls isn’t as easy as they remember it to be. They suffer more strike-outs than hits, behave like slobs, indulge in typical adolescent male shenanigans, and get into plenty of trouble. With their wives, played by Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, out of town in Cape Cod for some marriage therapy of their own, the boys partake in heavy drinking and spend a lot of time extricating themselves from the raunchy situations they get into. Look out for the sneeze!

The performances in Hall Pass are pretty good, considering how broad the characterizations are. The four principals acquit themselves well, and there are some great, funny turns by Richard Jenkins as an aging pickup artist, Stephen Merchant as Gary, who stars in a minifilm as the end credits roll, and Alexandria Daddario as the girl with the ill-timed sneeze. The Farrelly brothers, who directed Hall Pass, shared scripting duties with Pete Jones and Kevin Barnett. Hall Pass has lots of laughs, but you may want to adjust this review’s rating up or down a little, depending upon which end of the comedy scale works for you.


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Friday, June 17th: • 6 p.m.: Chicken Parmesan dinner at Invermere Legion. $12.50 per person. 250-342-9517.

Saturday, June 18th: •9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers Market starts up for the summer season in downtown Invermere. • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: National Aboriginal Day Festival at Lakeshore Resort and Campground. Entertainment, exhibits, cuisine, arts and crafts. Free admittance. • 10:00 a.m. -Zumba at the Beach (Pynelogs). Proceeds go to the Columbia Valley Food Bank. Colleen Wagner- 250-342-3371 • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Gals Global Animal Lovers Canada fundraiser BBQ at Invermere Home Hardware. For info contact Carol Dobson: 250-3421707.

Sunday, June 19th: • 5:30 p.m.: Brisco Father’s Day BBQ at the Brisco Community Hall.

Sunday, June 25th: •10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Early opening of the Mile 1 Quad at Panorama Mountain Village. Open Saturday and Sunday. For more info: 250-342-6941. • 10:30 a.m.: Fireworks fundraising BBQ hosted by The Kinsmen Club at Home Hardware. All proceeds go towards Canada Day fireworks.

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Invermere Library hours:

• 9 a.m.: Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club’s Radium 333 Sporting Clays Competition at Rauch Homestead Range. 5.3 km west of Radium 220 targets. Lunch, prizes and BBQ. For more info call 250-341-3254.

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

Sunday, June 26th: • 9 a.m.: Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club’s Radium 113 Sporting Clays Competition at Rauch Homestead Range. 5.3 km West of Radium 220 targets. Lunch and prizes. For more info call 250-341-3254. • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #199 in Edgewater will be holding 3rd annual Pioneer Dinner. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $14. For more info contact Doreen 250-347-9550.

.Radium Library hours: • Tuesday: 6 - 8 p.m. • Wednesday and Thursday: 1 - 4 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Canal Flats Community Library hours: • Tuesday: 7- 8:30 p.m. For info: 250-349-5360.

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• 6:30 p.m.: Sweet Summer Fashion Show and Desert Night. Tickets $18 at the Christ Church Trinity. Fundraiser for the Community Dance Tree. For more info call Colleen Wagner: 250342-3371.

• Thursday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. • Friday and Saturday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 30th: • Midnight Kinsmen Club’s Fireworks display in celebration of Canada Day! • Friday, July 1st: • Fairmont Fantastic 3 Triathlon: Fun for everyone. Live Music, BBQ, beer and finish line celebrations. Check it out at www.fairmontlife. org. • 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts. Celebrate Canada Day and join in the free family fun on the grounds of Pynelogs. For info call: 250-342-4423.

Saturday, July 2nd- September 3rd: • Open Market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Edgewater Legion. Crafts, baked goods, vegetables, canned goods, and much more. To book a table call Doreen at 250-3479550.

Other: • Wednesdays 6:15 p.m.: Zumba Fitness at the Invermere Legion. For men, women and teens. For info: 250-342-0241 or 250-342-3371. • Wednesdays 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.: Pyjama Story Time at the Radium Public Library for children 3 to 6 years of age. • Wednesdays 7:15 p.m.: Ceilidh Night at the Invermere Legion. For info: 250-688-0965. • Thursdays 6 - 8 p.m.: Drop in Volleyball Fun League at Edgewater Elementary School Gym. Adults only. For info:250-270-0340. • Fridays 9:30 - 11.30 a.m.: Baby Goose/Baby Talk - free program for parents with babies under 18 months. Eileen Madson Elementary School. Contact April for info: 250-342-7668. • Fridays 7:30 p.m.: Crib or Whist at Invermere Seniors 50 Plus Club. For info: 250-342-9893. • Mondays 1:30 p.m.: Carpet bowling at Invermere Seniors 50 Plus Club. For info: 250-342-9893. • Mondays 3:15 p.m.: Zumba for kids at Eileen Madson School. For info: 250-342-0241 or 250342-3371.

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elry making, songwriting, digital film making, pottery, and much more. Be sure to check out the schedule and sign up for a workshop that piques your (or your child’s) interest. Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts is also on the horizon for Friday, July 1st, at Kinsmen Beach from 12-3 p.m. The Festival coincides with the Canada Day festivities and if you follow the Canada Day Parade down to the beach you will be sure to find it. Mountain Mosaic will be offering such activities as bouncy castles, the Transformation Station, Cops for Kids boat building contest, clowns, mosaic art tent, food, and plenty more. This is a fantastic event that runs on volunteer energy and right now is in need of an energy boost. If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers, please contact us down at Pynelogs or stop by for a chat. For more information on any of these events, or for answers to any other questions, please don’t hesitate to phone or stop in. We’d love to see you.

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After a night of worrying about the weather, I found myself on the morning of Saturday, June 11th, hurling wooden spoons, spices and assorted chili ingredients into a backpack to make the scenic drive from Fairmont to Spillimacheen. As a second-time chili chef it may have been ambitious to enter in the 15th annual Spilli Chilli cookoff. Still, an afternoon in the sun with Pioneer staffer Shawn Wernig, the chance to sneak tips from fellow cooks and, of course, the opportunity to stuff myself full of chili was too good to pass up. With delicious cooking smells already wafting through the air we set about chopping onions and garlic, frying bacon, browning meat and concocting a delicious blend of spices. To this we added tinned tomatoes and our secret weapon: several cans of Guinness. After a vigorous debate about whether to bean or not to bean, we decided to omit the veggies. With our fragrant creation bubbling away we set out to spy — I mean, check up — on the other workstations. The variation in recipes was astounding, from vegetarian delights to a slow-cooked beef brisket chili. By 11 a.m., people began trickling into the lush festival grounds and working their way around the horseshoe of stalls. It was make or break time! We commenced with doling out our creation and bantering with our visitors. By midday the floodgates opened and suddenly all of the stalls had lineups of eager samplers. It was heartening to see several faces come back for second and third helpings and some lovely comments were made about our beer, bacon and beef combination. With astounding speed the massive pot of chili dwindled to just a few spoonfuls which we set aside for the official judging. “The first rule of Spilli Chilli: no matter what, you didn’t bring enough chili!” Shawn joked as the stragglers worked their way around. In a blink of an eye the day was over, the winners were collecting the prizes and Shawn’s dog was happily hoovering the ground for scraps.

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Radium plays it water smart By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Every drop in the bucket counts, so the Village of Radium has hired Kara Haugseth to make sure as little water as possible is being wasted this summer season. Kara is an ambassador for the Columbia Basin Trust’s Water Smart Program, which is a program that is working towards reducing net water use in the Columbia Basin by 20 per cent by 2012. Twenty-two communities in the Basin currently participate in the program, and now Radium can add it’s name to the list.

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A group of concerned Windermere residents held a public meeting last weekend to discuss a proposal for a third, and they say more affordable, option for creating a standalone water treatment system for the community. There has been a healthy debate in Windermere as residents prepare to vote on June 25th whether to connect to a privately owned water treatment system, operated by Parr Utilities, or to build a standalone plant with an estimated total cost of $12 million. Windermere resident Steve Lackey, a consulting engineer in the water treatment field for more than 32 years, says there is a third option. After analyzing the original plan for the standalone plant, there are some significant changes that would cut the price tag in half, Mr. Lackey said at the meeting on Saturday, May 11th, urging attendees to vote no to connecting to Parr’s water so the Regional District of East Kootenay are forced to examine other options. “I don’t have any vested interest or axe to grind with the Regional District or anyone else,” Mr. Lackey said. “I’m just here to see what I can do to help this community go down the right road.” The main differences between Mr. Lackey’s plan and the original standalone plan include using the old firehall to house the water treatment plant rather than building a new one and reducing the scope of the project to service 787 lots in the next 10 years, rather than 1,100plus over 25 years as the Regional District proposed. Another suggested change is to isolate a section of already existing line instead of laying down new pipe.

The proposal was news to the Regional District’s Manager of Engineering, Brian Funke, who said it is unfortunate the group did not include or invite the Regional District in the process. “We have been working on a feasible option to get water to this community for many years,” he said. “This option was presented on Saturday and they vote in a week, so it is truly an 11th hour proposal. Not to discredit them in any way, we just weren’t privy to it.” An immediate issue Mr. Funke found at first glance is an incorrect total number of lots to be serviced. The ultimate aim of the Regional District is to accommodate up to 1,800 lots, he said. The Regional District’s study into water needs in Windermere found that 1,800 connections is currently excessive, but the number will allow for community growth. “You don’t want to build an undersized plant and then not have the capacity,” he said, pointing out that there are a number of significant developments planned that could push a smaller plant over capacity. Mr. Funke is also skeptical that the proposal takes into account the complexities of grant funding, saying that it assumes that current grant money could be applied to a new project, which isn’t the way grants work. “That is a huge assumption, because one of the reasons we were successful with this grant application is we were eliminating an intake on the lake so there was an environmental benefit,” he explained. “Reducing the number of pump stations and water treatment plants in the area were all factors in being approved.” Meeting attendees were less skeptical, with discussions on the proposal lasting for an hour after Mr. Lackey’s presentation.


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Dad celebrates his first Father’s Day By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff No one appreciates being a dad more than Brodie Godlien. On September 18th, 2003, Brodie was in an industrial accident at a truss plant that cost him both his legs. After his accident he never imagined he would be a father, but just six months ago, Brodie and his wife, Lisa Godlien, welcomed a son, Bentley, into their already love-filled lives. Brodie and Lisa are the embodiment of high school sweethearts. The pair met in high school at David Thompson Secondary School, and began dating when she was 14 and he was 16. Lisa stood by Brodie and supported him during the struggles he faced after his accident, including learning how to walk again. Lisa’s support helped Brodie start working again, and he now works as a heavy equipment operator at KDC Sand and Gravel, with the help of two prosthetic legs. Two years ago, the duo tied the knot in a Las Vegas ceremony with family and a few friends looking on. Just months later, Lisa and Brodie were delighted to learn they were expecting, and happily welcomed Bentley into the world six months ago. Since then, Brodie has relished being a father, although he admits with a laugh to skirting diaper duty. “I never thought I’d be a dad, and now look who we have,” Brodie said, kissing Bentley’s cheek. “After my accident, I cherish life a lot more. I really appreciate every little thing. “Every day I come home from work and Lisa brings him [Bentley] to the top of the stairs, and it just melts my heart.” Brodie grew closer to his own father, Greg Godlien of Wilmer, after his accident. “He would do anything for me,” Brodie said. Brodie now goes fishing, quadding, and camping with his dad whenever he can, and is teaching Bentley many of the same things. In fact, Bentley’s first teeth recently came in during a family camping trip. When they’re not enjoying the outdoors, Brodie enjoys simply sitting with Bentley on the couch, playing the guitar to him. “He loves to listen to the guitar,” Brodie said. “That’s usually what we do when mom leaves us at home alone for a while.”

COOL DUDES — Brodie Godlien and his 6-month-old son, Bentley, share a similar, laid-back style. Photo by Kelsey Verboom Looking at a photo of the two, it’s easy to see why people comment on their physical likeness. “Everyone always says, ‘Oh my goodness, he looks just like his dad,’” Lisa said. Being a parent has been an easy transition so far, and has been an enjoyable experience for the new family, who lives in Radium. “I think we’re even better as parents than we expected to be,” Brodie said. “It’s definitely the best experience so far in my life.”

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2011 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES Property tax notices for the District of Invermere have now been mailed to all property owners on record. If you have not received your notice, please contact the Municipal Office at 250-342-9281 so that a copy may be forwarded. Failure to receive a tax notice DOES NOT eliminate the responsibility for the payment of taxes. Taxes are due on July 4, 2011, after which time a 1.5% penalty will be added to any unpaid current taxes. An additional 8.5% penalty will be added after August 2, 2011. Penalties will also apply to Home Owner Grants not claimed by July 4, 2011.

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Up for auction BUILT WITH LOVE — The community of Brisco will host their annual Father’s Day BBQ — a tradition that has happened for the past 40 years — this Saturday, June 19th. This beautiful handmade birch dollhouse, pictured with its creator, Fred Blumstengel, will be auctioned off at the BBQ as a fundraiser for the community. The BBQ, which will be held at the Brisco Community Hall at 5:30 p.m., will include a selection of hamburgers, steaks, salads, homeade treats, and most importantly, the chance to catch up with everyone from the community and visit with old friends. Photo submitted


It is hard to find the words to adequately portray the appreciation for all the effort that goes into making our Relay for Life such a success. Year after year, the support that is shown to this cause is incredible. From the donators to the volunteers… to the participants… to the sponsors… to the head shavers… a HUGE THANK YOU. Know that your contributions make a difference.

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SPeCiAL THAnKS To: Darren Danyluk and his crew at DTSS; and to our MC Joseph Lyons And oUr exTrA SPeCiAL VoLUnTeerS: A&W Restaurant Alice Forshner Anne Riches of The View at Copper Point Bank of Montreal Bighorns football players, and a special thanks to Darla and Leonard Black Forest Restaurant Brenda Mitchell CIBC ladies

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And last but, most certainly, not least is the incredible committee that volunteered their time for the last five months: Ali Perdue, Caroline Greening, Cathy Burwood, Cindy Mackay, Darcy Oliver, Gayle Leslie, Justin Atterbury, Karl Conway, Marion LaBrie, Mickey Trachsel, Rosemary Clarke, Sheila Bonny and Victoria Johansen. An extra special thank you to Geraldine Gibson, who has done a fabulous job of selling Luminaries since 2003.

I have made every attempt to include everyone, but if I have missed your name, please know that what you contributed was very much appreciated. Sincerely, Sheila Tutty

Claim your Home Owner Grant online! Launched in 2010, e-HOG is an on-line application service for District of Invermere property owners who qualify for the Provincial Home Owner Grant. Access through www. and click on the tab “iCitizen”. This on-line service saves property owners from having to drop off or mail their application to the municipal office each year. Anyone who qualifies for a basic or additional Home Owner Grant can use e-HOG. Please see the insert with your tax notice for instructions on how to use this service or contact our office. For your convenience, you can choose the method of payment that is best for you. From the convenience of your own home: Internet and telephone banking payments are accepted at most financial institutions. Your 11 digit roll number is required for setup. After Hours: For your convenience a 24 hour drop slot is located beside the main entrance of the municipal office. Please refer your roll number on your cheque. Post-dated cheques to the due date (July 4, 2011) are accepted. Cheques only, no cash please. In Person: You may pay your taxes at the municipal office located at 914 – 8th Avenue, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0. We accept interact/debit, cheques or cash payments. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of taxes. Please present your entire tax bill for receipt. In July 2011 we will be accepting prepayments for 2012 property taxes, either by installments or equal monthly payments arranged through your financial institution. Please contact our office for more information!

2011 PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM The Province of British Columbia Land Tax Deferment Program allows home owners to defer the payment of annual municipal property taxes. The home owner must meet the following qualifications: • age 55 years or older during the calendar year (only one spouse must be 55 or older), or • a surviving spouse (any age), or • a person with a disability, as defined under the Disability Benefits Program Act and • be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has lived in British Columbia for at least one year immediately prior to applying for tax deferment benefits, • apply on the home in which you live, • have a minimum equity of 25% in your home based on assessed values as determined by BC Assessment.

PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN The Families with Children Property Tax Deferment Program is a new option available to assist families during those years when household costs can be the highest. It is a loan program that allows you to defer all, or part of, the annual property taxes on your home. Further information on the above programs can be obtained at the Municipal Office located at 914 – 8th Avenue or on the Provincial website: Deferment/ptd.htm. Please call our office at (250) 342-9281 if you require any additional information. Karen Coté Director of Finance

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Fitness guru competes at provincials By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Jolaine Bloom is a mom, wife, business owner, and workout queen, and now she can add Western Canadian fitness champ to her list of accomplishments. Jolaine owns Endeavor Fitness in Invermere with her husband, Brandon Bloom, and she’s been using their gym to train rigorously for a set of fitness competitions that could earn her a spot in the Canadian Nationals. Despite pulling a hamstring just 10 days before the Western Canadian finals in Kelowna on May 21st, Jolaine managed to pull off a stellar routine to AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’, winning first in her class (short class for the fitness division), and earning a spot in the provincial championships on July 16th. If Jolaine can win one of the top three spots at the provincials, she will secure herself a position at the Canadian Nationals — a goal she’s been working towards for a long time. Several years ago Jolaine qualified for the Canadian Nationals, but didn’t end up competing. When she met her husband and they had a son, Alarick, 1, together, she took time off from competing to focus on family life. But after having Alarick, she decided re-entering competitions would be a great way to get back in shape.

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“Because we have our own training facilities, there’s really no excuse to not fit my workout in,” Jolaine said. The exercise buff trains for one to two hours per day, five days a week to make sure her muscles are sculpted and toned. During competitions, the symmetry of Jolaine’s body and her muscle definition count for half of her marks, while the other half is based on a choreographed routine. Leading up to competition, Jolaine follows a strict eating routine, with no room for cheating. Up until one month before a competition, she allows herself one “free meal” per week, and relishes in the treat. “It’s always a Dairy Queen Skor and Cookie Dough Blizzard: a large one,” she said. “I always want pasta with marinara sauce and cheese on top. A lasagna would almost be worth dying for,” she added, laughing. Just before stepping on stage, Jolaine has to calm her nerves by visualizing her routine. “I’m usually really nervous to the point where I have to control my breathing, and sometimes my mind goes blank,” she said. “I have to give myself a pep talk and tell myself to just do it; to just go out there and dazzle the crowd.” To see a video of Jolaine at the Western Canadians, go to and search ‘Jolaine Bloom’.

MUSCLE POWER — Invermere’s Jolaine Bloom at the B.C. Amateur Body Building Association’s Western Canadian finals, where she won first in her class. Photo submitted

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On June 8th, 16 ladies played “Low Net and Pin Round”. The first flight was won by Mary Jean Anakin, the second flight by Deb Plato, and the third flight by Oris Hansen. The Deuce Pot was a carry over from three weeks and the winner was Diane Kochorek. The Putting Pot was won by Cathy Waite. In Inter Club last week Deb Plato had a remarkable game. On the 5th hole she chipped in for a birdie and then on the 6th hole she chipped in for an eagle. Fantastic: the type of game we all wish for!







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If there’s one thing that the Skookum Inn’s owners John and Jane Tames pride themselves on, it’s the tradition of great customer service that they inherited when they took over their business. They are equally proud to have maintained this tradition since that day in 2003. The Skookum’s reputation for quality service began soon after the original restaurant was established by John Drouge, back in the very early fifties. That reputation flourished as the business passed through the hands of a succession of subsequent owners, including Maude and Harry Rumsey, Ron and Judy Miller, Dennis and Sharon Willoughby, and Dean, Pat and Tammy Miller. As it did, the business changed and evolved, until settling into its current incarnation as a full-service general store, with gas pumps, Canada Post, and Greyhound service.

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FUN IN THE SUN — Crowds flocked to Radium for the Radium Days celebration and Brits’ Best Car Show on June 11th. Pictured, clockwise from top left: Invermere’s Ella McRobbie, 4, feeds a donation to Perky the goat from Funtasia Fun Park to raise money for the SPCA, as Radium’s Douaa Dendena, Hannah Larsen (left) and the Funtasia clown look on; Invermere’s Caleb den Otter, 2, watches the parade pass by down Main Street; the Kimberley Pipe Band treats the crowd to a lively tune; people admire a row of shiny cars at the Brits’ Best Car Show; Radium’s Leo Hall, 6, catches air off a blow-up slide in the Kid Zone. Photos by Kelsey Verboom

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Same great team, same great service.

Radium Hot Springs Esso

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

• Millwork • Cabinets • Stairs • Custom Framing • Renovations

Mike Cope Journeyman Carpenters



Located in Parkside Place Downtown Invermere


Brett Rehaume

Certified Technician


Toll Free: 877-342-3052

Invermere, BC V0A 1K3


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

Owner & Operator P. 250.342.7680 F. 250.347.0013 E.

Trevor Hayward (Owner/Operator)


Quality Work Hauling of Sand, Gravel, Top Soil and Drain Rock Excavating Bobcat, Hoe, Mini Hoe Daren Noble 250-341-5886 250-349-5882

Landscaping, Sprinkler Systems, Post Holes Serving the entire Valley

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

Dean Hubman

1301 - 7th Avenue, Invermere

Toll Free 1.888.898.3091


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

Come in and browse our giftware

Open Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hourly or Contract Rates Available

VJ (Butch) Bishop

Your search for quality and dependability ends with us.

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

Authorized dealer and project consultant for Sunward Consolidated Group

for a Healthy Lifestyle - and always fresh!

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

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

P H A R M A C Y LT D .

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

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



Lake Auto Services


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Sprinkler System, Service & Installation Paving Stone Patios & Retaining Walls Colin 250-688-1229 • • 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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(250) 270-0345 (403) 870-7558

Jason Pike

Excavating: Landscaping Rock Walls Hauling Dangerous Tree Removal ◆ Bobcat Services


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in Calgary since 2002 in Invermere since 2004


Robert D. Harvey, Tax Specialist


4261 Stoddart Rd. Invermere, BC V0A 1K5

30 Years of Tax & Business Consulting

• Personal Tax Preparation • Corporate Tax Preparation • Financial Statement Preparation

• Accounting • Business Consulting • Income Tax & Estate Planning

#302, 1313 • 7th Avenue, Invermere BC PHONE: 250-342-9285 • FAX: 250-342-0192

Brett Rehaume

Owner & Operator P. 250.342.7680 • F. 250.347.0013 E.

Land Clearing Excavation Foundations Water & Sewer Landscaping Steel Building Design Steel Building Erection Residential & Commercial

Saunders Irrigation Installation and maintenance Owner/Operators Tanner Saunders • Brodie Smith

1-250-270-2703 - Tanner Free 1-250-342-5673 - Brodie Estimate s 4825 Dell Rd, Windermere, V0B 2L2

“Serving the Columbia Valley”


After Hours Call: 250-342-3830 Email:


R.A.D Martin Gottinger

Automotive Repairs


• Landscaping • Rock Walls •Driveways • Hauling • Excavating • Mini Track Hoe 250-342-9092 • 250-341-5388 •

7 days a week

GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL Freight & Passenger Depot

7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs

(250) 347-9726

ROSS‛S POOLS & SPAS Commercial – Residential Installation – Maintenance – Repairs

Darren Ross Invermere

(250) 341-6888

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

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


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

WINDERMERE 250-342-6805

The Deck Guy • Decks • Fences • Home Renovations

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

• Gel & Acrylic Nails • Coloured Gel • Nail Art Call Judy ~ 250-341-5245 • Days, Evenings, Weekends

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

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HERE TO SERVE YOU â– Lockout Service â–  Lake Recovery â–  24 Hour Towing â–  Prompt Service

Also offering FREE year-round pickup of unwanted vehicles

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

Warbrick Towing & Salvage

250-342-6700 • • Cell: 250-342-5851


KL Plumbing & Heating

Concrete Pump • Sand & Gravel Heavy Equipment Rentals • Crane Service

Kevin Losey / Journeyman Plumber

Installations, Renovations & Service Calls

Proudly Serving the Valley for over 50 years

(250) 688-1717 / Box 2372, Invermere, BC

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

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

Sales Consultant $FMMt

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

Paul McIntyre

Glenn Pomeroy

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

Cell: (250) 270-0666 Office: (250) 341-6044 Fax: (250) 341-6046

Suite A 1006 7th Ave, Invermere, BC

cell: 250-688-5515 Fax: 866-232-6094

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







4730 Kirk Street, Radium. Items include tools, toddler girls’ clothing, and household items. June 18th & 19th. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 18th from 9 a.m.3 p.m. 4703 Baillie Grohman Avenue, Canal Flats. Items include Halloween and Easter Decorations, work table, 14-foot fishing boat w/ 33 H.P., horse tack and many other items. 250-349-5434.

Saturday, June 18th. 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 786 Westridge Drive. 250-3416963. Tools, multi-season sporting goods, lots of dirt bike gear, lots of books, photo gear, mountain biking gear, luggage, variety of household items, play pen, kids’ stuff, name brand clothing, camping stuff, kayak paddle, grow-lite tubes, antique picture frame, craft paints, bedding, granite pieces, toboggan & more! Don’t miss this one! All in excellent condition!

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.

Windy Café . . . is now open for lunch from 11:30-2:30 and Dinner as always from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Thank You from Kay Caspell to all of her friends who came to her 90th Birthday and also for the lovely cards and gifts.

Are you interested in working with youth? Currently the Summit Youth Center is recruiting new board members. Please contact Summit Youth Centre at 250-342-3033.


S MEMORIAM S HEMMELGARN IN LOVING MEMORY OF TYRAL WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 22, 2003. There is a face that haunts us ever. And a voice which brought us cheer. And a smile we’ll forever remember. And in silence we dry a tear. Love, Dad, Harmony, Grandpa, Grandma, Teryl and Al.

Castle Rock Villa #16-2600 River Rock Way. Household items, fitness, furniture and much more. Saturday June 18th 9a.m.-2p.m. Multi-Family Yard Sale June 18th lots of stuff. Weather permitting. Across from the United Church. Starts at 9a.m. 111-7th Ave.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the position of:

Executive Chef Reporting to the Director of Food & Beverage, the Executive Chef manages the food service operations of the resort in the seven outlets (four are seasonal) in which food production and preparation takes place. The Executive Chef is held accountable for the kitchen and stewarding team’s performance in regards to the preparation and service of all food items in every outlet and maintaining high standards regarding quality and presentation of food, timeliness of service, cleanliness, and the strict adherence to local government food safety rules and policies. The Executive Chef is responsible for maintaining budgeted food costs and labour costs. • Manage food production in seven distinct outlets, and banquet facilities for approximately 300 people • Ensure quality, quantity and presentation of all food prepared meets resort standards • Plan, develop and implement menus, providing recipes and preparing costing • Budget, recruit, train and schedule all kitchen and stewarding staff • Ensure adherence to food safety regulations and company standards and policies • Provide effective and efficient interdepartmental communication • Coordinate menus, food service and special events with Director of Food & Beverage • Maintain a positive working environment based upon excellence, discipline, teamwork, respect and having fun Qualifications include a minimum of five years comprehensive experience in kitchen management, an Inter-Provincial trade qualification (Journeyman/ Red Seal) and a Food Safe Certificate. First Aid qualifications are an asset. Fairmont Hot Springs offers a competitive salary and benefit package with access to all resort amenities. Interested? Please forward your resume with references to the attention of: David Sheedy: or call 250.345.6004

Al-Anon. Are you concerned about or affected by someone else’s drinking? If so, please join us. Al-Anon meets EVERY Monday in Invermere at 7:15 p.m. at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 712 – 12th Ave (behind the Invermere hospital). For information, please call Carol at 250-347-9841. Come and Celebrate Norman Jefferson’s 90th Birthday with us on June 18th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at his place. 440-4th Ave, Athalmer.

Space available, other youth oriented groups can access the Youth Centre by calling 250-3423033. 20% off with this ad at the Citadella Resturant in Radium. 250-347-9548 80th Birthday Celebration for Al Lynch. Open House 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2/11 at the Invermere Senior Hall.

LOST three cameras and small black purse. 1 pink Fuji, 1 Teal & Silver Canon, 1 Red Luminex with scratches on it. If found please call 250-341-5208.

CHEERS AND JEERS Jeers to the businesses that use the Cheers section to advertise. How about try a random act of kindness from which you do not profit . . . if you want to get a Cheers in this section. Cheers to the most wonderful little lady ever. Another year has come and passed and I love you all the more. Here’s to all the future brings. Love you Mich.

S OBITUARY S ANDREW CRAWFORD SMITH DECEMBER 7, 1951-JUNE 8, 2011 Andrew Crawford Smith was born in Guelph, Ontario on December 7th, 1951 and passed June 8th, 2011. After graduating from high school he moved to Toronto and completed his post secondary education at Rochdale College. Andrew then travelled to Banff, Alberta in the early 1970s to find himself and instantly fell in love with the mountains and remained in the West. He initially spent several weeks in Banff then found work at Fortress Mountain Ski Resort. Andrew then re-located to Lake Louise where he spent his summers working on trail crews and winters in catering. He soon discovered he loved the hospitality industry and became Manager of the Food Services Department. Over the years he refined his career at Deer Lodge, Moraine Lake Lodge, Chateau Lake Louise, The Post Hotel, Emerald Lake Lodge and in Kananaskis. Andrew then returned to Banff as manager of food services at the Mount Royal Hotel. After several more years in the hospitality industry he decided it was time for a career change and obtained his Alberta Real Estate License, moving to Canmore for several years. In 2003, Andrew obtained his BC Real Estate License working at ReMax Invermere and Radium. He lived in Invermere and then settled in the quiet hamlet of Edgewater with his two dogs. Andrew was predeceased by both his parents and survived by his brothers David (Marie), Peter (Judy), nephew Darrin and nieces Janine, Jordanna, Andrea, Caitlin and Amanda. Andrew’s final wish was to have a celebration of life with all his friends together. This date is to be determined and will be posted on Facebook. Donations in Andrew’s memory can be made to your local SPCA.

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Cheers to the businesses that are recognized in this section for their philanthropy.

Cheers to the Alberta Couple who assisted an old lady from Invermere at the Dump/Recycling Lot. Thanks Again. L.C.

Cheers to the Edgewater Fire Department for making to little girls very happy!

to suit for long term tenant. Zoned heavy industrial. Invermere Industrial Park. Phone 250-3425297, 250-346-3011 or 250-3422100.

Cheers to having an awesome job at Lake Enid Logging. Jeers to the guy who drove his quad in The Nature Trust Property. Cheers to writer Ali Perdue for her winning short story in the Creative Contest. She is an extremely talented writer and her story brought tears to my eyes. May she always embrace her talent as a writer.

Invermere Farmers Market Saturdays 9-1

radium market on main Fridays 6-9

Serving treats to the Valley since 1981

We are looking to employ cheerful, responsible, energetic team members who will enjoy serving our Customers!

FULL & PART TIME SALES CLERKS/BARISTAS If you like to work in a friendly, quick-paced, enjoyable environment we wish to talk to you! Apply with resume to the Bakery (1305 7th Ave., Invermere BC); Email resume with cover letter to; fax with cover letter to 250-342-4439 Quality Bakery (1981) Ltd. Great People! Great Service!

Cheers to the Invermere Police Detachment for conducting an impaired driving check stop on the evening of June 10th. It is extremely reassuring to know our roads are being kept safe. Way to Go! Cheers to the lady that paid for my order at Tim Hortons on May 27th. It felt wonderful to be on the receiving end of a Pay it Forward. You made my weekend. Cheers to all my happy customers. Your cheer is always appreciated. Thank you for being part of my world at Sobeys. Happy Shopping, The Fruit and Nut Guy. Cheers to Carolyn at Storm Mountain Chalets and Restaurant. Great Food and Service and she phoned before I got home to tell me my purse was safe.

Multiple Full-time Positions Looking for cleaners, general labourers, skilled trades and technicians who are highly motivated, physically fit, punctual, and organized (M&F). Duties include assisting with emergency clean-up, demolition and building at various job sites. Candidates must have a clean driver’s abstract and criminal record check. Wage based on experience and position responsibilities. Please send resume to: Fax: 250-342-0098 Email:

THE PIONEER The valley’s only locally owned, locally operated newspaper

Cheers to the Radium Events Committee for organizing a fabulous Radium Days! Great attendance & a great kids zone. Cheers to Michael who volunteers his time to take away the recycling and extra garbage at the Valley Fitness Centre. Cheers to the great neighbour on May Long Weekend that took our garbage to the dump. You know who you are and Thank You. Cheers to Heaven’s Best for just plain being the best! Your hard work is appreciated. Cheers to the “Premier Movers” (AKA Brodie, Jean & Kristi). You are so wonderful and we are so grateful. Thanks Again, B. and J. Cheers to a great Physiotherapist “Wallace Ross” for the wonderful care he has given to many young and old residents in the Valley and especially to one older lady with grey hair. Without Wallace’s help I would be walking with a cane but instead I am now digging out the garden. Thank You Wallace! Team Member, Wallace Fan Club. Cheers to the creamsicle fairy!

Cheers to Eric at AG Foods for helping me support a devastated family with dinner. Their loss is one that touches the entire community and your support is greatly appreciated. Thank You, Susan. Cheers to Windermere, Eileen Madson, and David Thompson Schools also the Christ Trinity Church and The Village Arts for collecting Pennies for Africa Campagne. Approx $500 was raised.-Go Go Sisters.


COMMERCIAL SPACE Bright and modern commercial space for rent in Chisel Peak Centre on the lower floor (next to physiotherapy clinic). Last one left! Size: 1492 sq.ft. Beautiful South facing views. Please contact Francois 250-342-5899 or Mike 250-341-5187 for further info.



Private room w/ cable, phone, laundry access, internet, and all utilities included, $400/month + $200 DD, N/P, 250-342-4020.

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


STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250-342-3166. You own it we can store it! Secure, fenced compounds any size up to one acre. Secure containers available. Would also build building

CARRIAGE COURT APARTMENTS. Conveniently located behind Sobeys 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, NP. Utilities not included. Available immediately, 250-3428781.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now accepting applications for the following positions to start immediately: • • • • •

Coordinator Office position, Full-time

Greenskeepers Housekeepers Hosts/Hostesses Prep Cooks Cooks

Fairmont Hot Springs offers a competitive salary and benefit package with access to all resort amenities. Interested? Please forward your resume with references to the attention of: David Sheedy: or call 250.345.6004

Looking for highly motivated, punctual, organized person with an eye for detail who can work well with others. Need to communicate with staff and trades on a regular basis. Must have computer experience (word, excel and PM), basic understanding of construction, good at taking directions and a fast learner. Wage based on experience. Please send resume to: Fax: 250-342-0098 Email:

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Available immediately, 2 bdrm furnished, utilities included. 2 singles or couple $400/each, central Invermere, walk to town and beach. Great staff accomodation. mjjbug@ or 403-678-3087.

2 bdrm apartments, D/T Invermere, clean, quiet units, parking, walk to everything, Start at $775/month, N/S, references required, D/W, W/D hookups. Call Dennis, 250-342-6912.

Radium 1 bdrm cabin for rent. $600/ month includes utilities. 250-3476420.

D/T Invermere 2 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, $800/month + utilities. N/S, N/P. 1 year lease. Available immediately. 250-341-6080.

1235 sq.ft, $1,200/month. R2000 energy efficient. N/S, D/D. Small pets negotiable. 1 year lease. References required. Available July 1st. Call 250-342-0853 or info@

5 minute walk to D/T. Asking $339,000. #3-1st Street Invermere. Call 250-342-0247.

FOR RENT Contact


for seasonal or long term rentals or go online at

Available immediately. 1 bdrm basement suite for rent in Invermere with separate entrance. Rent $500/ month, includes all utilities except phone and internet. N/S, N/P. 250688-1244. RADIUM – Bachelor – 1 bdrm – 2 bdrm fully furnished units. 1-3 bdrm unfurnished apt. Rent includes heat, hydro, cable, parking. DD required. N/S, pets possible. Call Joan at 250-342-7517 for more information and availability.

DIRT BIKE & ATV SERVICE SPECIALS All makes and Models - Snow Plows, Klim Clothing, Avalanche Gear • SERVICE • PARTS • SALES • RENTALS

Supplying Parts and Service for all makes and models. Located Invermere Cross Roads beside Tim Hortons

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Do you enjoy a flexible work schedule? Earn $15/hr cleaning vacation rental homes throughout the Windermere Valley and at Panorama. High Country Properties is seeking experienced contract cleaners. Choose your own schedule; work days or nights, full time or part time, weekends or weekdays. Must have your own vehicle. Please contact or call 250 342-3887.

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

HOUSE FOR RENT Invermere: 3 bdrm house close to downtown and schools. $1,100 plus utilities. Contact Joan at 250-3427517 for viewing. 3 bdrm + Den, 3 bath, 2100 sq.ft. duplex in Castle Rock. $1,300/ month + utilities, N/S, small pets negotiable. Available July 1st. 250342-5060. Windermere 1 bdrm home, lovely yard, N/S, pets considered. References required. $595/month. Available August 10th-May 15th. 403-619-1540. Beautiful acreage, 2 bdrm, 2 bath with garage on 24 acres. Less than 5 minutes from Windermere, $1,050/ month. Contact Linda 403-2448402. 2 bdrm log heritage home in Wilmer. Large fenced yard, detached work shop, perfect for couple or 2 singles. Small pets welcome. $1,000/ month. Call to submit application w/ references. Available July 1st 250342-1195 or 250-342-1194. Invermere, spacious 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath unfurnished townhome. W/D, Steps to main street. $1,150/month plus utilities. 250-688-0244. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, A/C, heated garage, shed, and garden area. $980/month +DD+ Utilities. 7012 Columbia Ridge Drive, Fairmont Hot Springs. Available Aug/Sept 2011. Call Ken Arndt: 403625-5346 (Res.), 403-850-3354 (Cell), E-mail 2 bdrm older home for rent. Large yard, pets ok. Available soon. References, DD $850/ month including cable & utilities. Please write to : Landlord, Box 362, Invermere BC, V0A 1K0 with employment and age. Large yard newer 4 bdrm, 4 bath home with attached 2 car garage in Westridge, N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $1500/month. 250805-2571.

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, 250-688-0512.

Hillcrest Apartments has 2bdrm apartments, $800/month, utilities included, fully furnished, all in 250341-1182. Short or Long Term Rental available. 3bdrms, fully furnished, including dishes/linens, A/C, F/P, Gas BBQ, $150/night or $1,100/ month. Riverstone Villas in Radium Hot Springs. 403-617-1122 or Radium, 2 bdrm plus den, 2 bath nearly new furnished condo, laundry, pool & hot tub, $950 month plus utilities. 250-6880244. Invermere, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, luxury fully furnished and equipped condo, lake view, vaulted ceilings, steps to lake, walk to downtown. Rent depends on length of stay. 250-688-0244. Radium, 2 bdrm, spacious townhome, laundry, $1,150/ month. 250-688-0244. Invermere Parkside Place Condo for rent. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appliances,

Condo for rent in Radium Copper Horne Town. Newly renovated, new appliances, including w/d, 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom, A/C, fireplace, 2 patios. $800/month. 403-702-3002 or

ACREAGES AND LOTS For sale in Edgewater, 11.254 acres with older home, 3 connections for town water. Asking $500,000. 250845-2566. Lot on Pine Tree Road ($110,000) for sale, or trade for a lot that allows manufactured home, or trade for manufactured home. Interested? 250-341-3521. 7 acres of hayfield/wild land & beautiful mountain views with great building opportunity, near Wilmer Toby Hill Road. Close to Panorama and Lake. Reduced $375,000. Call 250-342-2802. Fully serviced RV lot for rent/sale. Located in between Radium and Invermere. Call 1-403-286-1064.

HOMES FOR SALE Invermere bungalow, 3 bdrm upstairs, 1 bdrm downstairs, 2 bathrooms. Central location close to schools. $315,000 call 250-3411076. Home in CastleRock,4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, Walnut Hardwood, Travertine Kitchen & Entry, slate ensuite, wood stove, open living space w/ large loft. Fully landscaped yard. $624,000.00. 250-341-3360. 3 bdrm, 1 bath wood stove on each floor, 2000 sq ft. including walk out basement new flooring on main floor. Freshly painted screened veranda, Central Vac System, New Pre-Treated Fence. Children and small animals can play safe. Quite area and breath taking view.

2000 sq. ft. Radium Home for Sale. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, dbl garage, large yard, located D/T close to park & shops. $270,000. 250-3477755. We Will Pay Your Down Payment. Private Location Mountain Estates For Sale

CONDOS FOR SALE Ski to your door, fully furnished 1 bdrm condo, F/P, deck, heated parking, swimming pool, hot tubs. Tamarack Lodge, Panorama, BC, $115,000 Firm. Call 250-342-6858 after 6 p.m.

PETS Pomchi Puppies for Loving Homes. 2 left, 6 weeks old, first shots, dewormed. Call Josey 250-270-0877. Free Kittens, Cute and Cuddly. 8 weeks old. For more info call 250347-9970.

WANTED Recreational Kayak for lake and river use. Single seater, preferably plastic, must have some cargo capacity. 12-14ft ideal. Call Kate: 250-341-2200. Mature Women wanting to fulfill longtime dream: to play piano before I pass on. Call Benita 250342-7077.

MISC. FOR SALE Quality Top Soil and Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truckload, $70/ pick-up load. Manure $100/pick-up load, delivery extra. Call 250-3421268. Hot Tub Rentals, Week or Weekend Rates. Valley Spas, 250-342-3922.

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302V8 + 3 SPEED TRANSMISSION MODIFIED MOTOR too many extras to list. Best Offer. (250)341-7393.

Dining Room Table and Chairs. For more info call 250-342-8621.

Successful, local wedding planning business for sale. Take over now with new client inquiries for 2012. Great part-time income for a talented and self motivated individual, with tons of expansion potential. Training and mentoring included. $10,000. 250-341-5683

“Shannon’s Blinds is committed to good service, good pricing and quality products. I have always been happy with all of these aspects.” April Trapp, President and Founder of Design Cents. Shannon’s Blinds & Design, Call a professional today for a Free In-Home Consultation 250-342-5749 “Covering the Valley – One Window At A Time”

K&C Pickup will pick up all your recyclable cans and bottles, free at your location between Radium and Fairmont, including Panorama, call 250-342-9503.

Work Outside! MARCO POLO Imports, right next to BMO, requires full-time and part-time summer help. Call Gordon, 250-342-6605 or drop off resume.

Invermere Sharpening Carbide and Steel Sharpening Services. Carbide Saw Re-Tipping. Saw-Blades Router-Bits, PlannerKnives, Hole-Saws, Ice Auger Blades, Knives, Scissors, and Much More. 250341-5447, 345 Blair St. Athalmer. Please note corrected phone number!

Tire Technician wanted. Experience is an asset but will train for the right individual. Full time. Start immediately. Wage dependant on experience. Apply in person with your resume at OK Tire. Call Rick at 250-342-0800.

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

DEVCO APPLIANCE SERVICE Devon Maslaniec-Owner/Operator Servicing & Installing All Brands of Major Appliances. Certified Appliance Technician w/ Refrigeration & Gas Tickets. 250-341-7393

700R Chevy Transmission custom built originally paid $3,000. Best Offer. 250-341-7393. Portable ballet barre with tote bag, 4.5ft., grey, lightweight, easy to assemble, $250. Kenmore Vacuum cleaner, $40. Call 250-341-2793. 46” 1080P Sony Television, rear projection, new condition. $350. 250-342-7179. Well Built Headache Rack for pickup truck. Asking $100. Please Call 250342-6722. Free for the Taking - Pea Gravel in the Parking Lot of the Prestige Inn Radium US 25ft Sail Boat w/ Trailer in good shape. Swing Keel, 9.9 HP, Evinrude Outboard. Must be seen to appreciate. Asking $13,500 Call 780883-0550. Free sofa and chair in good condition. Needs to be reupholstered. Call 403613-1937 or 250-342-0963. Hand Made 15.5 ft Saddle Padded Seat, Rawhide tree nice toolings with lots of other gear. $900. 250342-2082. 8’ Snowbear Utility Trailer hardly used $300. Cordless Electric Mower $30. Call 250-341-6150.

250 US Gallon tanks for sale. Very versatile, plastic w/ metal cage 6” opening, 2’ discharge, 125lbs. $200 for 1 or $300 for 2. Call George 250347-9500. Medium Sized Piano Gearheart Heizman. Electric full size piano.

RECREATION VEHICLES 1990 Travel-Lite 5th Wheel 21ft, 3 piece bath, fridge, stove, microwave, sleeps 5 includes hitch. Asking $4,200 Call 250-342-9079. 2005 gear box 5th wheel. 37.5 ft. perfect condition, barely used. $38,000 OBO. 250-421-3202.


1986 Travel Air 5th Wheel. Queen bed, pull out couch, full bathroom, stove, RF and oven. Comes with hitch. $4,000 OBO. 250-342-9284.

VEHICLES 92 FORD RANGER, no motor, good body. Best Offer. MUST GO! 250-341-7393 1986 CHEVY ½ TON, no motor, LOTS OF ACCESSORIES. Best Offer. MUST GO! 250-341-7393. 1998 Mustang Cobra Convertible, 5 speed, standard transmission, 29,000 km. Must see to appreciate $18,000. 250-345-6350. 2009 Dodge Caravan. Asking $19,995 and 25,000 km. Please call Kool Country Auto Parts. 250-342-4400. 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Ext. Van. Great tires, white, extra parts. Located in Invermere $2700. 250-341-3546. 1995 Chevy Lumina. $1500 OBO. 250-341-1542. 2005 Toyota XLT Limited AWD, 7 person mini van. All power options, Heated Leather Seats, Dual Power Sliding Doors, Power Tailgate, Dual Zone Climate Control, CD Changer, DVD Player, Power Sun Roof, Overhead console, xenon headlights, Reverse Parking Assistant and so much more. Also comes with brand new Micheline Tires. 180,000 hwy kms. Asking $15,900 OBO. 250342-9548. Motorino Electric Bikes: No need for license, registration, insurance or gas. Just charge it up and go. Call 250-347-9009 for more info.

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

250 342 6352

SERVICES Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in 1 hour! Serving the Valley since 2006. Call 250-688-0213.


Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207, Furnace & duct cleaning services using the patented rotobrush system. Call AQUAIR for free estimates, 250342-5089. Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089.

LBO Autobody Your Fender Bender Mender & The Valley Shine Shop Keep your vehicle free of salt & road grime. Have it detailed. Basic – deluxe packages available. Drop in for a free estimate on paint and body work @ #35 109 Industrial Rd #2, 250-342-9696. Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250-341-1235. Executive Typing Services, Over 20 years word processing experience. Resumes, manuals, data entry, and more. Accurate and fast! 250-2700254. Renew & Restore Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning, Re-grouting, Repair and Sealing of Tile, Grout, Slate, and Stone. Commercial and Residential 35 Years Experience New installations also available. 250-341-5645 Red Rock Contracting Masonry Work, Riverrock Walls, Glassblocks Etc. . . Tile and Slate, Installations, Interlocking Paving Stones, Retaining Wall Systems, Repairs Etc. . . For Estimates Call 250-341-6869.

ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt 250-342-3569 Renovations with Finesse. Over 25 years experience certified carpenter. Contact Rocky Mountain Resurfacing 250-341-2154. Call Margaret for house and pet sitting. 250-347-9779

HELP WANTED Peppi’s Pizza Restaurant hiring all positions for summer cooks, servers, dishes/prep. Email resume to p.fuel@ Black Forest Restaurant is looking for a cook/kitchen helper & P/T day time cleaner. Drop off resume or call 250342-9417. Join the Party! Volunteers needed to help with the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts. Invermere’s Canada Day Celebration. Email to confirm your interest Experienced Caregivers Needed in Invermere. Positions start July 1st. There is a F/T & P/T position available. Must be willing to work in a busy household with small children. Up to date First Aid and Criminal Records Check Required. Call Kim at 250-6880950 for more info.

Tow Truck Operator. Experience is an asset but will train for the right individual. Full Time. Start immediately. Wages dependant on experience. Apply in person with resume at Kool Country Auto in the Industrial Park. Call Ivan 250-3421700. Chamber Maids required apply in person with resume to Motel Tyrol. 5016 Hwy 93, Radium Hot Springs. 250-347-9402. Looking for part time nanny for a 3-year-old available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday full days. 250-342-0732. F/T Class 4 Bus Driver needed immediately for Glacier Rafting Adventures in Fairmont Hot Springs. or 250-688-1064. AG Valley Foods is seeking a Deli/ Bakery employee. Experience preferred but not required. Please bring in resume to Eric or Greg. Lakeside Pub is looking for experienced servers, line-cooks, and kitchen help, F/T, P/T. Email resume to or drop off in person. YPC is hiring a full time Window Washer wage based on experience. Call Daryl 250-3427622 or email your resume to yourprivateconnection@yahoo. com. The Old Salzburg Restaurant is now accepting applications for Front End Positions and Kitchen Positions. If interested please contact Franz or Scott 250-347-6553.

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Service Society receives three-year accreditation Submitted by Kirsten Haldrup Windermere District Social Service Society After two years of preparation, the Windermere District Social Service Society, an Invermere non-profit agency providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities, achieved a three-year accreditation for Community Housing from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

HELP WANTED F/T Receptionist needed for Glacier Rafting Adventures in Fairmont Hot Springs. Starts Immediately until September 1st. fairmont@ or 250-688-1064. Part-time job, Full-time income potential. It’s true: work as much or as little as you like. Earn 30% commission as an independent representative selling sterling silver jewellery. Along with the trips and free jewellery, being an independent representative is also a fun way to earn some extra money. Call me to find out how 250-341-5956. Part-Time Behaviour Interventionist required to work with young child with developmental disorder in Invermere. Some training in the Human Services Field or ECE is preferred and experience working with children who have developmental disorders/delays is an asset. If you do not have academic training but feel that you’ve got the energy, creativity, and insight to pick this up. WE WILL TRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON! For information or to apply pleasecontact Mandi at 250-342-2683 or email Evening Nanny Needed in Radium for two girls ages 8 & 5. Start end of June. Three nights a week including Saturdays. Some cooking and light housework. Call 250-347-2110 or

Beware of expensive imitations. There is only one…


Accreditation indicates an agency’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. It is basically an audit of all areas of an agency’s operations, from accessibility issues to risk management, or from rights of persons served to health and safety. High standards must be met to achieve success and surveyors visited to conduct a thorough review of all standards in January 2011. Accreditation Coordinator, Kirsten Haldrup and

Donna Jefferson, Manager of Mt. Nelson Place, worked collaboratively to ensure standards were researched, reviewed and put into practice. Policies and procedures were updated and revised. The process was long but well worth the effort. The Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on June 27th, at 7 p.m. The location is lower level at 1210 9th Avenue, Invermere. Please contact Donna at 250342-3699 for more information.

Regional District of East Kootenay ELECTRONICS & TIRE DROP-OFF EVENT Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:00am - 3:00pm Invermere Community Hall (parking lot) 709 - 10th Street Here’s what you can bring in to be recycled: • • • • •

display devices desktop and laptop computers computer peripherals scanners, printers, fax machines phones and answering machines

• after market vehicle audio/video systems • personal audio & video systems • car and light truck tires (on and off rim)

• • • • •

cellphones smartphones wireless PDA’s pagers cell phone batteries & accessories

The drop-off event is being hosted by the Electronics Stewardship Association, Tire Stewardship BC and For more information, visit or contact Loree Duczek at the RDEK.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION New Cell Construction Columbia Valley Landfill

The Regional District of East Kootenay is accepting quotations on earthworks at the Columbia Valley Landfill for construction of a new cell. We request per meter costs or hourly costs. Quotes must be received by 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Interested parties please contact: Jim Penson, AScT Solid Waste Superintendent Phone: 1-888-478-7335 Email:


Sign up your old vehicles today! If you have an old vehicle in your yard that you would like to get rid of, we want to hear from you! The RDEK is funding another old vehicle round up. Vehicles are picked up free of charge and recycled. Give us a call if you have a car or a pickup truck and would be interested in taking part. Sorry, no buses, no dump trucks and no assorted auto parts. We have space for a limited number of vehicles around the region, so get your old vehicles registered today! Deadline to get your name on the list is September 2, 2011. Call Lynne Newhouse at the RDEK at 250-489-6900 or 1-888-478-7335 for more information or to request a registration form. Forms can be downloaded at

19 - 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: Website:

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1st Annual Canada Day Weekend

GARAGE SALE! A Fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Figure Skating Club

Saturday, July 2 9:00 am - 12 noon At the Valley Alley Come out and support your local Canadian amateur athletes!

That’s our Baby Victoria Delorme Bachelor of Business Administration Major in Marketing, Minor Human Resources

Job well done! We are very proud of you Love, Dad, Mom, Olivia, Erica

Relay for Life A bit of rain didn’t dampen spirits at the 2011 Relay For Life at David Thompson Secondary School on Saturday, June 11th. More than $57,000 has been raised so far from the event, which included sponsored head shaving, raffles, food and drink sales and a 12-hour relay around the school track. Pictured: Left, Cindy MacKay has her face painted by Haley McDonald. Right, the survivor’s lap of honour opens the event. Photos by Kate Irwin

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June 17, 2011

Valley Churches


The power of the Holy Spirit By Katherine Hough Interim Priest in Charge Anglican-United Church Last week Christians celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early disciples forming them into what we today call ‘church’ — a community of believers. This Sunday, June 19th, we celebrate the Trinity, the understanding that God, while whole and undivided, is also three: Creator, Redeemer, Spirit. There are a few scattered references in Scripture to the Trinity, yet that’s what marks Christians from other believers. Many stumble over explanations of the Trinity - it’s like a pie, complete but with three ‘slices’ that make up the whole, it is like a woman - daughter, wife, mother - one person yet three depending on to whom she is relating.

No explanation is adequate. It is a mystery. Yet Christians know that there is truth in the ‘three in one,’ a depth of understanding that words cannot express. The Holy Spirit is considered by many as the feminine face of God, she is the Sophia, the wisdom of God; she is the Spirit or breath of God, which danced across the waters of creation. Now she comes to us as the helper. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers us to do the work of Christ; spreading the good news, showing by word and example the love of God for all creation. It is the Holy Spirit who enlivens our sagging spirits and brightens our hearts to keep on giving and loving in a world that has little time for Christians. It is the Holy Spirit who gives us the words to speak of Jesus and the in-breaking of God‘s realm and of God’s justice for all. The gift of the Holy Spirit is given to each of us at our baptism, giving us the commission to spread the good news but not to use it as a weapon against those who do not believe as we do. The gift of the Spirit at Pentecost created the community of believers, the continuing gift of the Spirit gives us the strength to become all we were meant to be — Christ’s light welcoming all into God’s loving embrace.

Radium Hot Springs Public Library & Harbour Publishing Presents

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LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday, 10:30 a.m.: Worship Services. Everyone Welcome. 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 Interim Priest In Charge, Katherine Hough 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-6644 • or VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Sharing Truth, Showing Love Sunday, 10 a.m.: Worship and Word Kids’ Church provided. Pastor T. Scott Peterson 4814 Highway 93/95, Windermere 250-342-9511 • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday, 9 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs Church in Invermere 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Canal Flats Father Jim McHugh 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 250-342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Christ Church Trinity, 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564 RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Sunday, 10 a.m. Worship service 7 p.m. Special Praise, Special Prayer and Especially the Love of God Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Worship Service, Sunday, 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m. • Relief Society, Noon. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792

• Books • Music • Stationary • Children • Educational


Selkirk TV & Appliances Ltd. “Serving you since 1971” MAIN STREET • INVERMERE (250) 342-6415

Join Charles Sceideman at the Radium Hot Springs Public Library on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 pm


Vacation Bible School Lake Windermere Alliance Church

July 11th to July 15th, 2011 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For Children ages 3 - completed grade 6

On newsstands every Friday! Visit us online:

This is a week full of games, stories, crafts, snacks and loads of fun for your child. Cost is $10/child or $20/family (This cost includes a t-shirt and bandura) Register on-line at or for more information call 250-342-9535

There’s a reason they’re called “CLASSY”. Pioneer Classifieds… N E W S PA P E R


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

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