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June 24, 2011 Vol. 8/Issue 25

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Canada Post lockout hurting local businesses By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff Valley businesses are noticing the effect after Canada Post locked out their workers and shut down mail services across the country last Wednesday in an attempt to end their ongoing wage dispute with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The lockout was initiated by Canada Post after they reported lost revenue of nearly $100 million after 12 days of rotating strikes. “We believe that a lockout is the best way to bring a timely resolution to this impasse and force the union to seriously consider proposals that address the declining mail volumes and the $3.2-billion pension deficit,” a spokesperson from Canada Post explained. The valley’s postal workers and residents alike were surprised to find mailboxes sealed and outgoing and incoming mail halted when they attemped to enter Invermere and Radium’s post offices last week. Local companies who rely on Canada Post for deliver-

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ies said that business has ground to a halt as a result. “Canada Post, at the end of the day, is still the cheapest way to send things,” said Scott Pitt, owner of Invermere-based Glacier Soap. “I send out samples all the time and when they stop, my business is at a dead standstill.” Using a courier would more than triple the cost of deliveries, Mr. Pitt explained. His only option is to wait it out and hope that new back-to-work legislation proposed by the government brings a timely end to the dispute. By the time this paper hits newsstands, the Conservatives hope to have voted on and passed the bill — introduced on Monday, June 20th by Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt — forcing Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal workers to strike a deal. The bill sets out wage increases of 1.75 per cent this year, 1.5 per cent in 2012 and two per cent in 2013 and 2014 — less than Canada Post’s last offer to workers. But the New Democrat Party vow to fight the legislation, saying it prevents unionized postal workers coming to their own agreement with Canada Post. By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff The assets of locally owned and operated fibre Internet company, NanoFibre Networks Inc., have been sold to Shaw Communications, in a deal that was sealed on June 16th. NanoFibre was incorporated in 2006, and since then have installed a fibre network that spans throughout the Columbia Valley. “We have grown our network but required substantial new investment to implement more services and continue expansion through the Columbia Valley,” said Mark Halwa, President of NanoFibre. President of Shaw Communications, Peter Bissonnette, confirmed the sale. “The acquisition complements our existing cable

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• On June 18th, at 1:10 a.m., a 1995 blue Chrysler was checked as a result of it being spotted by police, speeding on Athalmer Road. The 20-year-old female driver from Jarvie, Alberta, displayed signs of having consumed liquor. The driver blew a warn on a roadside breath test. She was given a three-day driving prohibition. • On June 18th, Columbia Valley detachment members conducted marine patrols on the lake. Ten boats and seven paddle boats were checked and found to be in compliance. The officers received positive comments for being on the lake. It is our hope to have more time on the water. The trick is to find a way to cover the RCMP markings so I can have a little fishing time. If you happen to see me fishing with the police boat it will be during my coffee and lunch breaks. • On June 18th, at 2:20 p.m., the detachment received a complaint of mischief to a Ford pickup truck parked in the 4700 block of Government Street, Windermere. The vehicle was dented and had some scratches. The vehicle also experienced some engine problems. • On June 18th, at 6:15 p.m., police responded to a possible complaint of an impaired driver near the Lakeshore Campground. The vehicle was later located parked with nobody inside. The officer responding was approached by a 34-year-old woman from Canal Flats who became belligerent and violent towards the police officer. The woman continued to escalate her behavior and was arrested for causing a disturbance and assaulting a police officer. She was lodged in cells and released in the morning with charges. • On June 18th, at 7:40 p.m., officers checked a 24foot moving van on Highway 93/95 near Radium and detected a strong odour of marijuana. The 50-year-old driver from Calgary displayed signs of being under the

influence and made a comment of being high. His licence was suspended for 24 hours. • On June 19th, at 1:30 a.m., a 47-year-old man from Invermere well known to police was located walking in the town area. Officers were aware that this man had a curfew and confirmed this before arresting him for breach of probation. He will appear in Invermere provincial court in the near future. • On June 20th, at 5:15 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment and Invermere Fire Department members attended to a small fire that was set in the men’s bathroom at Kinsmen beach. The only damage to the building was smoke damage. Witnesses advised that four men in their early teens were seen to depart the washroom and run away just before smoke was seen. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment. • On June 20th, at 6:50 p.m., RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover involving a tractor and trailer on Highway 93, near Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park. Calcium chloride (salted water) along with fuel was spilled. The Ministry of Environment was notified as well as the park wardens. Information about the driver was not available at the time of this report; however, he was charged with failure to keep right under the Motor Vehicle Act. Who needs the fire department? Not everything happens to me in this outfit. While stationed in Maple Ridge, a friend responded with lights and sirens to a vehicle fire where the car was still in the middle of the road. Everybody was out and safe. My friend was headed to the scene. Over the crest and around a curve, he could see the smoke from the fire, and judging from the smoke it appeared to still be a considerable distance. Not. He rounded the crest and curve, and to his surprise (astonishment actually) the car was right in front of him fully ablaze. With lights and siren blaring away and traveling at a considerable speed, he had no way to stop on time. He collided with the vehicle on fire. His next transmission over the radio to our dispatcher was, “You can cancel the fire department, I just put the fire out.” And that is why we have police officers: so firemen can have heroes too.

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FAMILY VACATION — Pictured, left to right: Dano Saunders with his daughter Jayme, wife Julie, and son Zachary.

Saunders will be missed By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Dano Saunders was a man who left a footprint in his community, and a smile on the face of whoever he talked to. Dano died on June 16th of coronary arrest while in hospital, and will be missed by many. Born Daniel Saunders, but known by everyone as Dano, he had a great love for hang gliding. One day while hitchhiking, Dano was picked up by a man who was selling his hang glider. Dano decided it sounded alluring, and bought the glider on the spot. He began flying in Fredericton, New Brunswick, before hitchhiking to Calgary after high school, captivated by the pull of perfect hang gliding country. He worked testing hang gliders in Cochrane, before coming to the valley to fly. “That was his first real love, hang gliding,” said Dano’s wife, Julie. “The kids and I used to drive him to

the top of Mt. Swansea and see him off the ramp. We’d drive down to the bottom and watch him fly.” Dano’s love of soaring propelled him to be one of the driving forces behind the annual Lakeside Event, earlier known as the Splash Down Hang Gliding and Paragliding event. With Julie’s help, Dano organized the event for 19 years, and was always manning the microphone on the beach, regaling the crowd with stories. “What wasn’t funny about Dano?” Julie said. “He always, always had a funny story or a joke. So many times he looked at me and said, ‘Honey, I know you’ve heard this before, but these people haven’t.’” Dano’s easygoing manner was felt by customers of Mom’s Upholstery, the shop he ran with Julie since 1986. “If anything needed to be fixed, Dano would drop anything at any time to help anybody,” Julie said. 

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By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff

Often in our community, stories come about that leave me scratching my head and thinking that a lot of situations could be avoided if people just talked to each other more. The days leading up to the vote on June 25th that will address the community’s water needs and ask Windermere residents to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to hooking up to Parr Utilities have been a bit chaotic. A group of residents have come forward with an alternative plan for a standalone water plant, vastly different from the one the Regional District East Kootenay has spent 10 years researching, and an informal meeting was held to discuss the plan and encourage people to vote ‘no’ on Saturday’s ballot. Introducing a new possible plan just days before this long-standing issue goes to a vote is a mistake. Regardless of the technical details of the proposed solution, throwing a last-minute proposal at an issue that has spent years and years unfolding interrupts an important political process that is in place for a reason. The proponents of this plan have had ample time to review the Regional District’s plan, and come forward with ideas and suggestions — the water issue certainly isn’t a recent development. Should residents be involved in the political process and contribute their own ideas and viewpoints? Absolutely, without question. But is this the right time to put forward new ideas? Definitely not. Perhaps if the proponents had sat down with the Regional District and discussed grant funding, the reasons behind certain decisions, and the technical details of this third option, the upcoming vote would have had different options on the ballot. Instead, the vote swaying that is currently occurring is corrupting the voting process. We elect our government officials. It’s their job, in consultation with municipal and district staff, to find the best possible solution for residents. It’s our job to trust their reasons and decisions, instead of creating animosity towards them, as evidenced by this week’s Letters to the Editor. As always, communication is the key.

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Have a safe and dry grad Dear Editor: On behalf of the Board of Education and staff of School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) I would like to express sincere appreciation to the communities of Golden, Invermere and Kimberley (and all communities in between) and to the BC Liquor Stores’ Dry Grad campaign. This year, our secondary schools have been incredibly well supported by their communities in their efforts to provide our graduating students with safe, enjoyable Dry Grad activities. Our District received $9,461 through the program, all because of one-dollar donations by generous customers.

Across B.C., the campaign raised a total of $512,604 to support high schools that are planning alcohol-free graduation events for the class of 2011. Since BC Liquor Stores’ first annual Support Dry Grad campaign in 2001, more than $3.9 million has been raised for alcohol-free events in communities across British Columbia. The Rocky Mountain District is very grateful that there is such broad support for our young people to stay safe as they proudly celebrate their accomplishments. Our best wishes for a happy and safe grad for everyone. Paul Carriere, Superintendent of Schools

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LETTERS

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After seeing a far more logical and affordable water plan that keeps the water in the hands of the community I was very surprised with the reaction of RDEK staff. Why are they giving such negative comments to this plan for Windermere? Why are they not on board to keep public water public? A plan that reuses buildings tax payers have already paid for, and pipes and pumps that tax payers have already bought and installed? Of course locals support a plan that

keeps water supply in public hands and is delivered at an affordable cost. Why do the RDEK not support it? None of us are comfortable with a private, for-profit water company controlling our water supply. What is most striking is the RDEK’s absolute refusal to listen to and work with the community. As for their concern about not receiving an invitation to the public meeting, no one got one!

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On Saturday June 11th, I attended the meeting arranged by a group of concerned Windermere residents at the community hall regarding Windermere water. Mr. Steve Lackey, a consulting engineer in water treatment systems, outlined in detail a third option of a standalone water plant for Windermere which would meet all governments standards for water quality, would cost the community less

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million Benchlands purchase ‘looking positive’” it was reported that the Columbia Lake West property adjacent to the Marion Creek Benchlands is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. This property is in fact owned by the Nature Trust of B.C., while the Nature Conservancy owns the nearby Thunderhill Ranch property. • Spilli Chilli: The winner of the Spilli Chilli Cookoff was Colleen Wilmer, not Colleen Wagner.

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National Aboriginal Day Festival

REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS — The Lakeshore Resort and Campground hosted a National Aboriginal Day Festival on Saturday, June 18th. Clockwise from bottom left: Shuswap basketry expert, Delores Purdaby, shows Fairmont resident, Darren Still the intricate work needed to create a basket out of fir tree needles; campus manager for the College of the Rockies, Doug Clovechok, addresses the crowd; Al Clause, Danny Bur-

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Movie Review: Unknown Tailed by a team of assassins, Harris tries to remember his life before his accident and to make sense of his now-confused identity. Along the way he picks up Gina, an unlikely companion played by Diane Kruger. As the movie progresses, Harris begins to remember more bits and pieces of the truth, and the more he remembers, the more the plot line wears thin. Most of the movie is smart, swift, and Harris’ real identity isn’t predictable; it’s truly an edge-of-your-couch flick. However, when the ta-da moment arrives, and the truth is revealed,

Reviewed by Kelsey Verboom Unknown almost needs to be rated in two separate portions. The first threequarters of the film easily earns a 10-outof-10, while the last quarter, which gives the “big reveal” is a bit lackluster. This suave action thriller follows Martin Harris (or so we think) on a multi-day chase through a dark, wintery Berlin. Harris arrives in Berlin for a BioTech conference where a new strain of potentially lucrative corn is set to debut, but awakens after a random car accident to find his orderly existence is no longer clear-cut.

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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. • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: BBQ/Carwash fundraiser for Killer Rollbots Ladies Flat Track Roller Derby team at Syndicate Boardshop. • 5:30 p.m.: The Grand March of the David Thompson Secondary School Graduating Class of 2011 will take place through the downtown of Invermere. • 6 p.m.: Sockeye Salmon Bake Dinner at the Invermere Legion. Local musicians Bill Cropper and Kurt Reichel to provide entertainment. $15 per person. Call 250342-9517 for more information.

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Friday, June 24th: • 3 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony at David Thompson Secondary School. For info: 250-3429213. • 6 p.m.: Roast Beef Dinner at the Invermere Legion. $12.50 per person. For info: 250-342-9517. • 7 p.m.: Meet former RCMP Sergeant Charles Scheidenan, as he gives a talk and book signing for Tragedy on Jackass Mountain: More Stories from a SmallTown Mountie. At the Radium Hot Springs Public Library. Free Admission. 250-347-2434.

Saturday, June 25th: • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Invermere Farmers Market in downtown Invermere. • 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 or visit www. lwdrodgun.org. • 10 a.m.- 12 noon: Book signing by author Robert E. Clarke at Dave’s Book Bar. Presenting 6th book in a series about Trig Carlisle. For info: 250-342-9649. • 10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Early opening of the Mile 1 Quad at Panorama Mountain Village. Open Saturday

• 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 info call 250-341-3254 or visit www.lwdrodgun.org. • 10:00 a.m.: Registration starts at Lake Lillian parking lot for Brian Johnson Poker Rally Memorial. Ride the Johnson trail between 10 and 12 noon. Draw prizes, BBQ and swimming to follow. For info visit: www.columbiavalleycyclingsociety.org. • 5:00 p.m.: 3rd annual Pioneer Dinner. Cocktails with dinner to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #199 in Edgewater. Tickets are $14. For more info contact Doreen 250-347-9550. Tuesday, June 28th: • 3 - 7 p.m.: Copper Point Resort OPEN HOUSE and live performance by The Sheepdogs. For info visit: www.copperpoint.ca. • 6:30 p.m.: Sweet Summer Fashion Show and Dessert Night. Tickets $18 at the Christ Church Trinity. Fundraiser for the Community Dance Tree. For info, call Colleen Wagner: 250-342-3371.

Thursday, June 30th: • 12 Midnight: Kinsmen Club’s Fireworks display in celebration of Canada Day in Invermere. • 12 Midnight: 2nd Annual Canada Day Fireworks presented by Canal Flats Fire Department at Tilley Memorial Park.

Friday, July 1st: • 9 a.m.: Registration starts for Fairmont Fantastic 3 Triathlon at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Court Yard. Race starts at 10 a.m. Fun for everyone. Live Music, BBQ, beer and finish line celebrations. Check it out at www.fairmontlife.org. • 12 noon - 3 p.m.: Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts. Celebrate Canada Day and join in the free family fun on the Pynelog’s grounds. For info: 250-342-4423. • 12 noon - 4 p.m.: Inflatable playland, face painting, games, live music, beer garden and more at Fairmont Base Camp on the way to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. • 3 p.m.: Build a Boat contest at Kinsmen Beach. Fundraiser for RCMP’s Cops for Kids. Register by calling 250-342-6908. • 6 - 9 p.m.: Market on Main with local vendors in Radium Hot Springs on Main Street West. • 7 - 9 p.m.: Music on Main in Radium Hot Springs. The Halfsacks perform. • 10:30 p.m.: Canada Day Fireworks in Fairmont Hot Springs.

Saturday, July 2nd: • 9 a.m.: First annual fundraising Garage Sale for the Columbia Valley Figure Skating Club at the Valley Alley. Donations welcome, baked goods or items to sell! All donated items to be delivered to the Valley Alley storage bay on Friday, July 1st. • 9 a.m.: Gatorade BC Cup XC race at Panorama Resort. For info: www.panoramaresort.com. • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Open Market at the Edgewater Legion. To book a table call Doreen at 250-347-9550. • 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Invermere Companion Animal Network Society’s (ICAN) 4th annual fundraising BBQ at Home Hardware. For info: 250-345-6270. • 7 - 9 p.m.: Music on Main in Radium Hot Springs. Dry Gulch Ramblers perform.

Sunday, July 3rd: • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Canada Day pancake breakfast at Edgewater Community Market. $3 per person. Browse vendor booths and enjoy the kids’ park.

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Canada Day events around the Valley Canal Flats: The 2nd Annual Canada Day Fireworks Show at Tilley Memorial Park will be held on Thursday, June 30th, at dusk. This year’s fireworks display will be presented by the Canal Flats Fire Department.

Radium Hot Springs: Music on Main starts up July 1st from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., on Main St. West, featuring local musicians. Market on Main also starts July 1st, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., with local vendors showcasing their products. Both events are in the same location; the Market is in between Meet on Higher Ground Coffee House and the government B.C. Liquor Store, and the set up for Music on Main is right beside it.

Fairmont Hot Springs: This year, Fairmont will be hosting a family triathlon as part of their Canada Day celebrations. The race includes a 600-metre swimming component, a 12.5-kilometre mountain bike section and a 4.5 kilometre trail run. Registration for the event occurs at 9 a.m., July 1st in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Courtyard, with the race beginning at 10 a.m. Canada Day celebrations will occur at a new location this year. Fairmont’s new Base Camp will be the place to enjoy an inflatable playland, face painting, games, live music, beer garden and more. You can’t miss it on your way to the resort. Festivities take place from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fireworks will be at 10:30 p.m.

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Mountain Mosaic Festival set to entertain By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff Combining a number of events under one organizational umbrella, the seventh annual Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts is sure to be a blast for residents and visitors to the Columbia Valley. While some communities throughout the valley will be having their own Canada Day celebrations, Invermere’s event lineup is sure to be the largest and most comprehensive, complete with live music, a build your own boat race, food concessions and activities for the kids. The festival is put on by the Columbia Valley Arts Council, along with event sponsors and strategic partnerships with a variety of local organizations and businesses. The festivities kick off on Thursday night, with a fireworks display at the Eddie Mountain Arena at midnight.

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Then on Friday, July 1st, Main Street will be the place to be for the annual parade. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 71 will be organizing the event this year. To participate in the parade, call 250-341-1044. Throughout the day, Kinsmen Beach will play host to the crowds, with musical acts, activity tents and food kiosks for all to enjoy. At 3 p.m. the third annual Build a Boat contest will take place. The event is a fundraiser for the RCMP’s “Cops for Kids” program, which helps support families in need. Teams of three will race to build a boat and take it out on the lake, preferably in costume. To register for the event, head to Home Hardware or call 250-3426908. There is a $90 entry fee per team of three. Materials for the boats will be dropped off at Kinsmen Beach at 12 p.m. Hundreds of people are expected to show up to the festival, so get down to the beach early to secure your spot. While you’re at the beach, check out the Columbia Valley Arts booth, and learn about becoming a member.

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Graham is an owner and operator of a busy 5-person practice in Calgary, Alberta. He brings with him extensive expertise in manual therapy and inter-muscular stimulation. We look forward to having Graham join us in serving our community health needs this summer. Wallace Ross and Ruth Zehnder Phone 250-342-0415 for an appointment. Lower Level, Chisel Peak Medical Centre 417 – 10th Avenue

Water Conservation Notice In order to conserve water, Windermere Water and Parr Utilities have adopted the Regional District of East Kootenay watering restrictions for the months of May through September. We are asking that residents restrict the amount of water used for watering lawns and gardens. Watering times will be restricted to the cooler parts of the day from 6:00am - 10:00am and 7:00pm - 11:00pm on alternating days as follows: • Residents living in even numbered homes may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. • Residents living in odd numbered homes may water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. We would like to thank-you in advance for your understanding and co-operation.

Book sale organizers looking for donations By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Book nerds rejoice. The annual BIG Book Sale at the Invermere Community Hall is fast approaching, and enthusiastic readers are preparing to fill their baskets with new reads to stock their shelves. The Big Book Sale is organized by the Friends of Invermere Public Library as a fundraiser for library programs. In the past, the book sale has funded things like the renovation of the library’s children’s section, introducing audio books to the library, and bringing seniors and kids in for special programs. Last year’s event packed the Invermere Community

Hall with about 10,000 books. The books are sorted and organized into sections by volunteers and sold by donation, although the recommended prices are: $1 for a softcover, $2 for a hardcover, and $5 for a prime condition bestseller. “We like everyone to be able to get as many books as they’d like, without it being too much of a strain,” said Lynda Tutty, one of the event’s organizers. This year’s book sale is on July 16th, but before then, organizers are still looking for donations of books. All donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the Invermere Library. The book sale is held at the community hall from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on July 16th.

Blue Bones coming to Bud’s By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff Former Valley resident, Moot Hunsicker, will be visiting his hometown of Invermere when his band Blue Bones takes the stage at Bud’s Bar and Lounge on June 30th. Mr. Hunsicker has been living and operating a venue in Calgary for some time, and is excited to be bringing his reggae/ska band on their first tour west. The group will be playing in Invermere, Golden, Revelstoke, Penticton, and throughout the

Lower Mainland, and are being joined on the road by another former valley resident, Elise Hall-Meyer, who just recently won the Calgary Folkfest’s songwriting competition. Mr. Hunsicker’s vision is to bring good music and good people to communities throughout the province, and he said that artists from the valley have a lot to offer the larger artistic community. “There’s a kind of a power that comes with living and growing up in Invermere. It’s a dream for me to be coming back to play there.” The cost of the show is $5. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Alongside this is a comfortable reading area, kids zone and large tables for café visitors to enjoy sandwiches, baked goods and drinks. Also on offer is wireless internet access, which is $2.50 an hour, with the first 15 minutes always free. As well, there are a select number of gift items such as carvings and fossils. “I think every town needs a bookstore; something to do after skiing, hiking, biking,” Mr. Watt said. “There’s lots to do outside in the area, but not much to do inside, that’s why we’re open until late Thursday to Sunday, to give people a place to go.” Bishop’s collection of reading material ranges from contemporary fiction to biographies to modern classics, with a dedicated kids’ section as well. Book prices generally go from $2 to $20. Bookworms are also able to drop off their own unwanted second-hand books in exchange for store credit, provided they are in great shape. “It is my job, my mandate, to bring books into the store that are not yet readily available online,” Mr. Watt said. “I have a concise collection of brilliant books gathered in a cozy place so that I may provide the opportunity for people to find, to learn and to discover. “ Bishop’s Bookstore is open Thursday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 250-688-0684.

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Submitted by the Columbia Valley Cycling Society

LET IT RIDE — Invermere’s Stacy Szabo (left) and Kim Kitching (right) enjoy the trail near Brewer Creek.  Photo courtesy of Brad Kitching

When to ride or watch

• June 26th: Brian Johnson Poker Rally Memorial along the Johnson Trail. 10 a.m. at the Lake Lillian Parking lot. $10 per hand. • June 25th/26th: Bonus weekend at Panorama Mountain Village to preview trails for the season. Full season opens Canada Day long weekend.

• July 30th/31st: Bike Demo Day at Panorama Mountain Village. Demo downhill and cross-country bikes. • July 30th: Gatorade Canada Cup XC at Panorama Mountain Village. • July 31st: Canada Cup Downhill at Panorama Mountain Village. • July 31st: B.C. Cup Downhill at Panorama Mountain Village.

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• July 2nd: Gatorade B.C. Cup XC at Panorama Mountain Village. • July 21st-24th: Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships at Panorama Mountain Village.

• September 25th: Kootenay Krusher mountain bike race at Nipika Mountain Resort. 50 and 25 kilometre race on technical single-track race course, plus kids’ fun race. To register: www.zone4.ca

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Mountain biking in the Columbia Valley is a delight for every level of cyclist. Depending on the day and desire, riders can choose from several mountain biking experiences, including crosscountry, downhill, touring and more. It is possible to explore every type of landscape on a bike, from the high alpine, mountain slopes, fir forest, grasslands, above the wetlands, and even across a frozen lake! Much of our beautiful valley is accessible by mountain bike 10 months of the year. Every trail in the area is spectacularly scenic, and may include a breathtaking new perspective on the familiar views of the valley. As with all excursions into nature, safety should always come first, along with recognition that we are visitors to the backcountry. Please remain on trails and avoid disturbing the area, including altering or clearing trail sections. Riders should always be prepared with appropriate knowledge of the terrain and be 0equipped for wilderness encounters. The Columbia Valley is home and destination to many enthusiastic and dedicated riders, so you should never have to ride alone! Look for organized group rides almost every day of the week by checking out the Columbia Valley Cycling Society website (www.columbiavalleycyclingsociety.org), or by asking around at bike shops. Riding with others is fun and rewarding, whether you are being physically and technically challenged or simply spinning your wheels socially. For cyclists looking for a truly unique challenge, the Kootenay Krusher mountain bike race (held every September at Nipika Mountain Resort) offers classes and categories suitable for first-time racers to professional athletes. From valley bottom to mountain top, explore the Columbia Valley on your bike!


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Mountain Biking in the Columbia Valley

Design your own feature at Panorama By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff Attention all downhill mountain bikers: Panorama Mountain Village and Rockstar have joined forces for a summer contest that will have riders spinning their gears for ideas. The ‘Rockstar Bike Rodeo – Dream it, Drop it’ contest challenges bikers to design their own feature for the Panorama Bike Park. The winning design will be chosen by pro freeride mountain biker Kurt Sorge and built at Panorama. Judging the contest is an exciting prospect for Mr. Sorge, who said he is super excited to be part of the contest and can’t wait to see what crazy features people dream up. “We really want bike enthusiasts to say

‘hey, I’d really love to see this kind of feature at Panorama’, and then draw, sketch, photograph, or build their creation,” said Jamie Hurschler, the Marketing Coordinator, Panorama Mountain Village. The winner, and three lucky friends, will receive four nights of accommodation and lift tickets, so they can shred the Panorama Bike Park. Plus, the winning crew will be first to session the feature with Kootenay’s local Kurt Sorge on July 16th. The contest launches June 13th and runs until July 8th at 5 p.m. The winning design will be announced on July 10th through the Panorama website, and the new bike park feature will open July 17th. For more information on how to enter the contest, go to www.panoramaresort. com/Rockstar-Bike-Rodeo or www.facebook.com/panoramamountain.

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Photo: Brad Kitching

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Summit Trail Makers blaze the way Submitted by the Summit Trail Makers’ Society Are you a backcountry user who would like to give back to the local hiking community, and meet some potential hiking partners in the process? If so, come out for the Annual General Meeting of the Summit Trail Makers’ Society and see how you can not only help maintain trails, but rub shoulders with like-minded individuals willing to share their knowledge of the vast network of trails in the region. The gathering will be held at the Lions Hall, Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. To top off the evening, photographer Pat Morrow will give a slide and video presentation about hiking in the Purcells during the 1970s, as well as two major treks to the Himalayas and Tibet. The Summit Trail Makers host around

six work bees each year between June and October. Their rounds take them to places like McLean Lake, Lake of the Hanging Glacier, Welsh Lakes, Chalice Creek, Silver Basin, Farnham Creek (towards Commander Glacier), Tiger Pass, Earl Grey Pass, and Bugaboo Pass.  They have put up signs or helped design new trail routes to Assiniboine Lake, McLean Lake, Caribou Creek, Diana Lake and Chalice Creek. And every summer and fall, they replace and dismantle the bridge over Hell Roaring Creek on Lake of the Hanging Glacier trail. Although the society has 91 registered members, only between seven and 15 people help with brush clearing and other forms of maintenance, so more hands are needed to make the work easier and more efficient. It costs just $10 for a four-year membership. To find out more about the meeting and show, call John Ashby at 250-342-7121.

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Family Fun Day at Eileen Madson Primary

FUNTASTIC DAY — Eileen Madson Primary School held a family fun day on Wednesday, June 15th for students and their parents. Pictured, Tate Hetherington does his best impression of a foam monster as the whole school got wet and wild at the end of the day (left). Firefighter Jason Roe helps Carson Scheffer work the fire hose (middle), and Finley Redhead pulls with all of his might during a tug of war (right).  Photos by Joshua Estabrooks

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This summer, Pynelogs Cultural Centre will be hosting some fun and exciting summer workshops that will spark creativity in all ages. The workshops being offered range from acrylic painting to jewelry making, shrinking crafts to Raku, paper crafts to quickdraw, and much more. Pynelogs’ own Sarah Frazier is even putting on three new workshops in her areas of expertise as she has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Making. Baffled by your digital camera or feel there is a budding filmmaker lurking within you? The classes she is offering include a screenwriting circle, DIY animation, and film making for beginners. Whether the whole realm of filmmaking is something you are passionate about, or you would just like to learn how to put your home footage on DVDs, then her classes are for you. Then again, maybe you are more of a songbird and would love some guidance in expressing yourself through lyrics and song. Also new this year is a vocal workshop and songwriting workshop, both taught by Joanne Stacey. The vocal workshop is hands on and will help participants gain understanding of their voices and learn techniques to help with placement and tone. The songwriting workshop will help master the creative process and how to capture that creativity in music. A question

and answer period will also take place where any questions regarding songwriting, music business, recording, how to get a publisher, and copyright information can be discussed. There is a workshop for every age and area of interest, so be sure to check out what is being offered and let your artistic side out this summer. The workshop schedule is now up on the CV Arts website (www.columbiavalleyarts.com) and for any additional questions, or to register, please don’t hesitate to give us a call down at Pynelogs at 250-342-4423. 
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Artists gear up for Tour of the Arts

By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff As the 2011 Tour of the Arts approaches, six local artists will be setting up shop at the first stop on the circuit, longtime Fairmont residents, Sharon and Lawrie Nichol’s property. The house has existed for more than 20 years but the property has been in the Nichol family since the early 1960’s. The Columbia River winds its way around the edge of the Nichol’s yard, bringing a unique flow to what surely will be a favourite location for the many tour participants expected on July 31st. Two of the artists set to display their work at the Nichol’s home are Windermere residents, Bill Croft and June Thomsen, who will have a variety of paintings available for viewing and purchase. For Mr. Croft, this will be his third year taking part in the tour, and he looks forward to getting to know his fellow artists and those coming through each of the five sites on the agenda. “Art can be a very powerful attractant for tourism and so anything that promotes art, both performing and visual, I think is a great thing,” Mr. Croft said. “This tour is super. It brings people into the valley, and they have done a really great job organizing it.” Mr. Croft paints primarily in oils, and takes his in-

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INSPIRING VIEWS — The Columbia River winds majestically around the first property on the tour (left), Sharon and Lawrie Nichol’s house in Fairmont Hot Springs. Bill Croft (middle) and June Thomsen (right) will be two of the artists present at the Nichol property during this year’s Tour of the Arts.  Photos by Joshua Estabrooks spiration from the world around him. Ms. Thomsen’s work, by contrast, is much more whimsical and surrealistic, using creative impressions of forest creatures as the subject of her paintings. Her primary medium of artistic expression is woodblock printmaking, but she is taking a break from that to focus more attention on her acrylic painting work. “Being a part of the tour is just great. When I first moved here the artists had to do everything themselves in terms of promotion, so to have an organization like

this is incredible. It has made it so much easier for us as artists.” Also featured on the site throughout the day will be musical entertainers Gord Askey and OSO Simple, two local acts that are sure to complement the artists and visitors as they commune on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. Passports for the tour can be purchased now at a variety of locations throughout the valley, or by calling the Columbia Valley Arts Council at 250-342-4423.

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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.

Between 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.

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Between 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

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Westside Road south to Rushmere Road, Wilmer and Castle Rock South. West of Athalmer substation on both sides of Columbia River and Windermere Lake; east side of Invermere including downtown, Lakeview Road and

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Columbia Valley Titans U17 players, Kai Striegel and Per Kipke celebrate another impressive tournament performance. The team took gold in Cranbrook’s Sam Steele Soccer Tournament, after beating Nelson in a shoot out.  Photo submitted

Notice of Power iNterruPtioN— radium Hot SPriNgS Time: 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. When: Saturday, June 25th, 2011 We will be making electrical system improvements in Radium Hot Springs on Saturday, June 25. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately two hours, from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. The areas affected are east and west of Hwy 95 and includes Thouret Rd., Prospector Ave., Ridge Rd., Forster’s Logging Rd., Revelstoke Ave., Rivercrest Rd. and Blakely Place.

Eagle Ranch Trail. Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service safely and as efficiently as possible. Shorten restoration time during a power outage by switching lights and electrical equipment off. Wait one hour after power is restored before switching on multiple appliances to allow the system time to stabilize.

Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service safely and as efficiently as possible.

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Shorten restoration time during a power outage by switching lights and electrical equipment off. Wait one hour after power is restored before switching on multiple appliances to allow the system time to stabilize. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

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“He always said, ‘I’ve got one of everything if I can find it.’ So many people stopped by the shop to say hello to him.” In addition to gliding, his family, and working hard, Dano loved to ski. To do this, he lived in Colorado for a few years, where he had a skiing accident that left him with two broken femurs and a shattered pelvis. He later had two hip replacements which were “part of Dano,” Julie said. Julie and Dano met at Panorama 26 years ago, where they both worked. They eventually had two children, Jayme, 17, and Zachary, 15, who Dano introduced to his love of the outdoors, taking them hiking, skiing, camping, and scuba diving. Zachary remembers laughing at his dad on a family trip when Dano shaved his trademark moustache for better suction on his diving mask. As well, Julie recalls Dano skiing at Fairmont with the kids on his back when they were young. Dano was also involved with his children’s school lives, volunteering as a Cub Scout and Beaver leader, coaching baseball, and even bringing his glider to school with a crane one day so the kids could test it out. Julie and Dano also organized and ran the local Coats for Kids program, collecting and sending hundreds of coats to families in need of a little extra warmth. “He had to be the happiest-go-lucky kid that was ever born. He made every project, every little thing you did, a game,” Dano’s dad, Bob Saunders said. “He was generous to a fault.” Dano’s sister, Kim Saunders, remembers the thoughtful mail she received from Dano at random intervals. “He would send me presents out of the blue. He would see something and think of me, and send it ‘just because’. He was always the big brother, helping out.” Dano’s other sister, Deb Smith, said her favourite memory of Dano was his unplanned presence at the birth of her first child, Karly. “I had been in labour for three days, and Dano showed up. He was wearing an unbuttoned shirt and sandals, and was carrying a geranium.” Thinking Deb had already given birth, Dano was surprised to find himself as Deb’s new birthing partner, as she was alone at the time. She gave birth to Karly one hour later with Dano by her side. “After that, Dano told me he would never ask a woman to go through that. It was 10 years before they had Jayme,” Deb

said, chuckling. Bev Deck, one of Dano’s friends, said he was always the first person to do the dishes and clean up at a gathering. Dano would find the loneliest person at a party, find him a drink, and make friends. Another of Dano’s closest friends, Vic Briar, spent many adventures with Dano, including a mischievous incident on Lake Windermere, years ago. Vic and Dano were taking empty bottles to the Boy Scout station in Windermere, when they stopped at the Whitehouse Pub for a drink. Here they learned they could be the first people of the year on the lake ice, and decided to drive to Kinsmen Beach and back. “We sailed across the lake in Dano’s courier truck,” Vic said. “We made it across and back to the Whitehouse Pub, where they gave us a tequila shot for being the first ones on the lake. That gave us the courage to try to make it back across to the Lakeside Pub, despite the fact that there were a fair number of open patches of water. We stopped at Roger Madson’s house along the way, and after saying hello, we went back across towards the Lakeside. “The ice was looking pretty sketchy, so we drove with the windows open and the doors open a bit, in case we went through. We were both hanging our heads out, busy looking for open water, when Dano looked up and said, ‘Vic, hold on!’ I looked up, and the beach was right there. “We hit the beach head, flew up, cleared the rocks, and nailed this skiboard shack. We blew skiboards all over the parking lot. Roger had already called ahead to the Lakeside to warn them we were coming, so there was a whole crowd standing out front watching.” Both men were unharmed, save for a few injuries sustained from a pair of frozen turkeys that were in the cab of the truck. “Roger hid us for the night from Julie, who had heard about it and was ready to kill us,” Vic said, laughing. Above all else, Vic said he will miss Dano’s willingness to help people. “If you went to Dano, and you needed something, he would drop absolutely anything he was doing at the time to help,” he said. Julie said she hopes to hold this year’s Lakeside Event in Dano’s honour and take him for his last flight with the help of his gliding friend, Larry.

Government Rebates • Furnace Replacements • Heat Pumps • Fireplaces • Full Heating and Ventilation Systems

(250) 342-1167 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!

Notice of Power iNterruPtioN— radium Hot SPriNgS Time: 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. When: Sunday, June 26th, 2011 We will be making electrical system improvements in Radium Hot Springs on Sunday, June 26. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 1 1/2 hours, from 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The area affected is North of Hwy 95 between Saddle Wood Lane and Szabo Road. Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service safely and as efficiently as possible. Shorten restoration time during a power outage by switching lights and electrical equipment off. Wait one hour after power is restored before switching on multiple appliances to allow the system time to stabilize. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Learn more at bchydro.com/regeneration50

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Movies in the park to return By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff

Date time place

Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:00am – 3:00pm Invermere Community Hall (Debbie Steel Centre) 709 - 10th Street

electronics

tires

cell phones

Acceptable Products

Acceptable Products

Acceptable Products

• Display devices

• Car tires (on & off rim)

• Cell phones

• Desktop & portable computers

• Bike tires & tubes

• Smartphones

• Computer peripherals

• Wireless PDAs

• Scanners, printers & fax machines

• Pagers • Cell phone batteries & accessories

• Non-cellular phones & answering machines • Vehicle audio & video systems (aftermarket) • Home audio & video products • Personal or portable audio & video systems

For a list of acceptable products:

For a list of acceptable products:

For a list of acceptable products:

return-it.ca/electronics

tsbc.ca

recyclemycell.ca

1.880.330.9767

1.866.759.0488

1.888.797.1740

Have something to say? Letters to the editor can be e-mailed to news@cv-pioneer.com

The District of Invermere Council carried a motion to once again host a free movie in Pothole Park for residents and their families on July 30th. At a regularly scheduled council meeting on June 14th, council considered a price quote from Tyler J.E. Hall from the company, Movie in the Park. The quote was for the evening of July 30th, and will cost the District $3,832.50. The price does not include HST or a licensing fee of between $250-$750. District staff said that last year’s event was very successful, and saw many local and visiting families come out for an enjoyable evening in the recently developed park. All arrangements for this year’s movie will be taken care of by the company, and all attendees will need to bring are chairs to sit on. Pre-movie entertainment, including an air guitar hero competition and inflatable pony races, is set to start at 7 p.m. with the actual movie beginning at 10 p.m. Village staff indicated that they would engage a local group to sell popcorn and hot dogs at the event as a fundraiser, but the event will continue to be free to the general public.


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Junior Naturalists invited for summer fun at Redstreak Campground Submitted by Spela Grasic Program Coordinator Parents, summer is just around the corner. Are you worried your kids will waste all of their time indoors? Do your kids love being outside? Are they always climbing trees, finding gopher tunnels, or jumping in puddles? If so, come check out the Junior Naturalist Program this summer. The Junior Naturalist Program is a two-hour summer camp that runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 7th to August 20th at the Redstreak Campground, just outside of Radium Hot Springs. This year the program will also run on four Sundays: July 3rd and 31st, as well as August 7th and 14th. The program’s goal is to excite youth about the cultural and natural history of

Kootenay National Park and the great outdoors. Each day will have a theme, like wildfires and wetlands, as well as many, many more. During the camp, your children will go on explorative hikes, play interactive games and examine hands-on models and artifacts. Moreover, participants will get the chance to meet Parks Canada staff and co-op students who will share their favorite stories and current research. The cost of the program is $5.00 per day. For those wanting to register more than one child or for multiple days the prices are as follows: Three day week $10.00, four day week $15.00, two kids $8.00 and a 10 Day Punch Pass $25.00. Drop ins are also welcome. For more information, or to pre-register call 250-3476525 or email friendsofkootenay@gmail. com, or drop in to the Visitor Information Center in Radium Hot Springs.

LEARNING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS — A group of junior naturalists learn about the world around them during last year’s program at Redstreak Campground in Kootenay National Park. Photo Submitted

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

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Brett Rehaume

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4261 Stoddart Rd. Invermere, BC V0A 1K5

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Excavating Bobcat, Hoe, Mini Hoe Daren Noble 250-341-5886 250-349-5882

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


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Renovating?

June 24, 2011

Interior World

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Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

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window fashions

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• • • •

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Jesse Vader 250.341.5426

Commercial

Ken Johnson 250.341.5427

250.349.5564


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Allan Gauthier

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Why wait for Winter? Book your chimney cleaning now and save! Fully Insured & WCB Covered

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C O LU M B I A VA L L E Y P I O N E E R S P E C I A L P U B L I C AT I O N

ADVERTISING DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING! JULY 1st, 2011 Our second annual issue of Columbia Valley Business Magazine will be distributed throughout the Columbia Valley just in time for the August long weekend. This popular magazine profiles our valley business community and highlights what you offer in products and services and what makes you unique. Small or large business, this glossy magazine will bring you readers and customers who want to know more about your business. • Annual, glossy magazine • Distribution of 10,000 complimentary copies in the Columbia Valley • Added value of on-line presence on our website and link to yours

Display Size: 8.125” x 10.75” Inside Cover (Front/Back) Display Ad Back Cover Display Ad Single Page Advertorial Double Page Advertorial

$1,000 $1,200 $500 $800 plus HST

Don’t miss your chance to be featured in the Columbia Valley Business Magazine! Call Dave Sutherland today! N E W S PA P E R

250-341-6299 or Email: ads@cv-pioneer.com

Lions Club fundraising to restore valley’s helipad By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff After raising $425,000 for the Invermere Fire Department, the Windermere and District Lions have turned their attention to their next big project: restoring Invermere’s helipad. With an estimated $300,000 price tag, the upgrades required for the helipad to reopen include improving the landing surface and relocating oxygen tanks and power lines in the way of the flight path. “Since the closure of the old helipad, STARS has had to operate from the airport and we find this unacceptable for our community,” said Lions member Leo Kienitz. “Time is always of the essence when it comes to medical situations and having the helipad at the hospital is imperative.” Starting with the Lions 8th Annual Golf Day on July 19th, the Lions Foundation will be spearheading a variety of community events in upcoming months to raise helipad funds, and plans to solicit donations from local businesses.

The Golf Day, at Copper Point Resort will cost $65 per person, with all money raised going to the helipad fund. “This event has helped fund some significant causes in the past,” said Harold Hazelaar, Lions Foundation President. “I see no reason why we can’t make this helipad a reality.” The helipad was closed in July 2010 after failing a safety inspection conducted by Transport Canada. A contingency plan has been in place since then, with all hospital air traffic landing at Invermere Airport and ambulances being used to shuttle patients back and forth. “I believe the approval from Transport Canada, STARS and Interior Health is imminent,” Mr. Hazelaar added. “We want to have a head start to ensure this project is completed as fast as possible.” To make donations to the Lions helipad fundraising efforts, contact Harold Hazelaar at 250-342-7656 or Leo Kienitz at 250-342-3134. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of more than $100.

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R.A.D Martin Gottinger

Services

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Our vacation rental inquiries outnumber the homes we have available. Let us introduce you to our “Boutique” style management services and show you how your vacation home can pay for itself.

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June 24, 2011

Pioneer Classifieds s obituary s Russell Kenneth Hallett October 25, 1947-June 10, 2011 Russell was born on October 25, 1947 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan to George and Sara Hallet. Rus was the third of nine children. They lived in Fruitvale, BC until 1968. Then they moved to the valley where they resided in Athalmere until 1983 when Sara and Russ moved to their little house in Invermere. Russell is predeceased by his father George, sister Sheila, brother Gordon, nephews Brent, Cory, Troy, and Aiden. He is survived by his mother Sara, sisters Leila (Barry), Rose, June, Maryanne, brothers Gary (Sherry) and Larry and many Nieces and Nephews. We wish to thank Dr. Theresa Ross and the nurses at the Invermere hospital for their loving care of Russell. And all the friends and family that brought food, thoughts and flowers. Thank you, Sara Hallett and family.

Tobias Arthur McLaughlin “Tobes” 2009-2011 It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Tobias Arthur McLaughlin announces his passing on Friday, June 10, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta at two years of age. Tobias was born on June 3, 2009 in Cranbrook, British Columbia. He was affectionately known as a “Two Foot Tornado” who smiled with his eyes and gave the best kisses and hugs. He was so loved. He appreciated all of the love that was given to him and he was always laughing. Everyone he met was an instant member of Tobe’s Fan Club. Tobias is survived by his Mommy, Meghan Shaw; his Daddy, Erik McLaughlin; his brothers, Noah, Ayden and Nathaniel; His Grandma Bruce and Grandma and Papa McLaughlin; Great Papa McLaughlin; many Aunts, Uncles and other family members and friends. A memorial service for Tobias was held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Alliance Church in Invermere at 11:00 a.m. His reception at the Community Hall in Invermere followed the Internment in Mount View Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in honour of Tobias may do so to the Tobias Arthur McLaughlin memorial fund at the Invermere Kootenay Savings and Credit Union. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com

Just a reminder… The classified deadline is 12 noon Tuesday.

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PERSONALS

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

Lady, 60ish, newcomer, looking for social companion, coffee, dining, concerts, etc. Non smoker. 250490-5140.

Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th. 10 a.m.- 3p.m. 1917 Indian Beach Rd, Windermere. Tools, household items, office equipment, and bikes.

Friday, June 24th 4p.m.-8p.m. and Saturday, June 25th 9a.m.-4p.m. 5010 Fairmont Close. Huge Sale items include furniture, appliances, Thule box, household items, toys, skis, and clothes.

Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th 10a.m.-4p.m. 1069 Swansea Rd. Antique dresser, hot tub and much more.

Indoor Moving Sale Saturday, June 25th. 2p.m.-9p.m. 6B Wolfe Cres. Paint ball guns, furniture, and much more.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Open to all. Regular meetings of the Columbia Valley A.A. are held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Valley Connection, far end of the Service B.C. building, 625-4th Street, Invermere. The Radium Friendship Group meets at 8 p.m. Friday at the Catholic Church, east side of Main Street, Radium. Call 250-342-2424

GARAGE SALES Sunday, June 26th 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Castle Rock Villa #2 Mountain View Crescent. A little bit of everything!

Saturday, June 25th. 9a.m.-1p.m. 993 Westridge Drive. Items include household items, furniture, kids items, and sporting goods.

s obituary s Arlene Adwiena Loewen (nee Martin) 1937 - 2011 Following a valiant fight with lung cancer, we sadly announce the passing of Arlene Adwiena Loewen on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Arlene was born in Pelly, Saskatchewan on February 5, 1937. She was the eldest daughter of Ray and Myrtle Martin. Arlene was very skilled at craft work and produced many family quilts, and play bears for all the nieces and nephews. She also loved painting, beadwork, stitching, needlepoint, macramé and pottery. During the summer her life was dedicated to her flower gardens. For the past 15 years she and George spent their winters in Arizona where craft activities dominated her time. Arlene loved to travel and over the past several years was able to see almost everything on her bucket list - including staring down a leopard on an African safari. She was a wonderful mother and friend with a caring spirit that touched everyone who met her. Arlene is lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, George; her sons Greg (Sandy) and their children Taylor, Justin, Jody; Gordon, Bradley (Sarah) and their children Mia and Kristen; and daughter Shannon, brothers Stan (Verna), Gary and Kenny, sister Judy (Ken), and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings Donny and Gail. The family would like to thank Dr. Mannheimer for his wonderful support, the staff at Invermere Hospital, the BC Ambulance Service Staff, and the Cancer Clinic Staff at Cranbrook and Kelowna for their dedication and commitment. A memorial service for Arlene will be held at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Arlene may do so to: the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com

Saturday, June 25th 9a.m.-2p.m. Multi-family Yard Sale in Westside Park View. Turn into Westside Park off 13th Ave. Great variety of children’s items, household items and electronics.

ANNOUNCEMENT

s obituary s Daniel Saunders 1958-2011 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Daniel Robert Harold Saunders announces his passing on Thursday, June 16, 2011. Dano was born in East York, Ontario on March 3, 1958. First and foremost, Dano loved being a father and was always completely involved with every aspect of his kids’ lives: a Beaver Leader, Cub Leader, ball coach, hockey and ski Dad. He was an adventurer and spent much of his life hang gliding and snow skiing. Many of his early years were spent skiing the hills of Colorado and flying many sites, The Rockies just being one. Dano ran the Lakeside Hang Gliding Event for 19 years. This event brought many friends and family into our home. Dano worked many years at Panorama before he and Julie started Mom’s Upholstery in 1986. He loved his work he was a perfectionist, taking pride in his profession. He loved to give out free advice and was visited at his shop by many friends. Dano is survived by his wife Julie; Daughter Jayme; Son Zachary; Dog Annie; Cats Jonathan and Snowball; his Father Bob (Murielle); Sisters Debi (Barry) and Kimberly (Paul); many nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by his Mother Dorothy. A memorial service for Dano was held at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Donations in honour of Dano will be gratefully accepted for the Invermere Paramedics Station 411, Box 154, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0. Arrangements entrusted to The McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com


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ANNOUNCEMENT

CHEERS & JEERS

COMMERCIAL SPACE

SUITE FOR RENT

house FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT

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.

Cheers to the fabulous staff/ owners at the new Casa Vino Wine Bar in Radium. The tasty food and great wine/beer choices, along with the friendly service on your beautiful patio make our weekend visits to the valley that much more enjoyable.

Large yard and Quonset in Althalmer Indutrial Park across from OK Tire. $1200/month. 250342-3790.

Lower level 2 bdrm walkout suite recently renovated & painted, 6 appliances, large deck. $875/ month available immediately in Windermere. 4 plex, large yard, views of lake, separate entrance, ample parking and just 3 blocks from the beach. Call or text 403803-4540 or call 403-241-8598 or sillymilleys@shaw.ca.

FOR RENT

Hillcrest Apartments has 2bdrm apartments, $800/month, utilities included, fully furnished, all in 250341-1182.

2 upper level, 2 bdrm suites recently renovated with 4 appliances, large deck, $700/month each available immediately in Windermere, 4 plex, large yard, views of lake, separate entrances, ample parking and just 3 blocks from the beach. Call or text 403-803-4540 or call 403-241-8598 or sillymilleys@ shaw.ca.

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: 403-6255346 (Res.), 403-850-3354 (Cell), E-mail kenarndt@shaw.ca.

Windy Café . . . is now open for lunch from 11:30-2:30 and Dinner as always from 5:00-9:00 p.m. 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. Space available, other youth oriented groups can access the Youth Centre by calling 250-3423033. 20% off with this ad at the Citadella Restaurant in Radium. 250-3479548. 80th Birthday Celebration for Al Lynch Open House 2p.m. to 4p.m. Saturday, July 2/11 at the Invermere Seniors’ Hall.

Cheers to Jim Collins for all of his hard work organizing the youth soccer program. We appreciate all your efforts! Now only if you could do something about the weather! Jeers to the surly waitress! Everyone is entitled to a bad day, but it doesn’t give you the right to be rude. Rolling your eyes at customers while taking their orders is not a good way to earn a tip. Tips are not a right. You have to earn them. Cheers to Ken Hatt for being just an all around swell guy and a good friend. Jeers to the mufflers that have fallen off or carelessly developed holes in themselves, resulting in terribly loud vehicles driving around Invermere! Shape up mufflers, fix yourselves up and get back to doing your jobs!

Walk N Wag Pet First Aid Class! Saturday, July 9, 2011 At the Invermere Community Centre. For more information and registration please contact Anna Bolvin 306-278-3372 annabolvin@ hotmail.com or Raija Easterbrooks 250-342-8669.

Jeers to all the people that still continue to talk on their cell phones while driving. Where is the control?

LOST AND FOUND

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

Car Keys Found on Westside Road. Call 250-342-8784.

CHEERS & JEERS A huge thank-you to all the awesome ladies who cook such a wonderful meal at the Legion every Friday night. No matter the size of the crowd it is absolutely fabulous!! Way to go Ladies. Cheers to Radium Days! What a great day of family activities! Cheers to all the EMP Staff and in particular the teachers who put all the efforts into the Fort Steele Trip!

storage

NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE

STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250-342-3166. You own it, we can store it! Secure, fenced compounds any size up to one acre. Secure containers available. Would also build building to suit for long term tenant. Zoned heavy industrial. Invermere Industrial Park. Phone 250-3425297, 250-346-3011 or 250-3422100.

For rent approx. 870 sq.ft. Behind Dry Cleaners. $390/month + HST, power and utilities. Available July 1/11. Helga Boker 250-342-6790.

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

SUITE FOR RENT 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. $850/month. Available immediately, 250-3428781. 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, 250-3426912. 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. Radium 1 bdrm cabin for rent. $600/month includes utilities. 250347-6420. Available immediately. 1 bdrm basement suite for rent in Invermere with separate enterance. Rent $500/month includes all utilities except phone and internet. N/S, N/P. 250-688-1244. Large 2 bdrm, 1 full bathroom basement suite in Windermere. N/S, all appliances including W/D. Utilities, Satellite, and Internet included. $800/month DD and references required. Available July 1st. Call to view 250-688-0835.

1 bdrm walk-out basement suite. Clean and bright located on Upper Hill Top Rd near Windermere. $675/ month utilities included. 250-3423790. 3 bdrm, 1 bath large upper suite Black Forest Heights W/D, D/W. $1200/month including utilities. DD & references required. N/S preferred. Available July 16th. 250342-9025. Invermere 1bdrm suite downtown, shared laundry. $700/month. 250688-0244.

house FOR RENT Invermere: 3 bdrm house close to downtown and schools. $1100 plus utilities. Contact Joan at 250-3427517 for viewing. Windermere 1 bdrm home, lovely yard, N/S, pets considered. References required. $595/month. Available August 10th-May 15th. 403-619-1540. 2 bdrm log heritage home on Wilmer. Large fenced yard, detached work shop, perfect for couple or 2 singles. Small pets welcome. $1000/month. Call to submit application w/ references. Available July 1st 250-342-1195 or 250-342-1194. D/T Invermere 2 bdrm, 1 bath, W/D, $800/month + utilities, N/S, N/P, 1 year lease. Available Immediately 250-341-6080.

Contact

250-342-4040

for seasonal or long term rentals or go online at

FirstChoiceRentals.ca

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. 1 Bdrm Cabin in Edgewater. $500/ month + Hydro. References required. N/S. N/P. 250-342-5912. Invermere 3 bdrm townhouse 3 full bath, 5 appliances, large deck, developed basement. Available August 1st. $1175/month + utilities. 403-703-0930. 4 bdrm, 2 bath in Invermere W/D, D/W, centrally located between town and schools, large yard and private deck. Available July 15th. $1450/month. 250-342-3790.

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, $1,800/ month, includes Heat/AC, + basic utilities. Rent to own options. Avail immediately, 250-688-0512.

Short or Long Term Rental available. 3bdrms, fully furnished, including dishes/linens, A/C, F/P, Gas BBQ, $150/night or $1100/ month. Riverstone Villas in Radium Hot Springs. 403-617-1122 or ronayem@gmail.com. Invermere Parkside Place Condo for rent. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appliances, 1235 sq.ft, $1200/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@ quiniscoe.ca. 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 lindseyjcampbell@yahoo.ca. 2 bdrm apartment in Canal Flats. N/P, N/P prefer single or couple. Available July 1st. $550/month + DD + Utilities. Call 250-342-3345 after 6p.m. or leave message. 1 bdrm condo for rent near Sobeys N/S, N/P. $600/month. Call 250342-6255. Radium 2 bdrm apartment. N/S, N/P. Available now! $700/month. 250-342-5919. 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo for rent in Radium Pinewood Building. $875/ month including utilities. 403690-3166. Radium 2 bdrm Townhouse, furnished, or unfurnished, laundry, garage, storage, large deck, with great view, price dependent on term. 250-688-0244. Invermere 2 bdrm, 2 bath luxury full furnished & equipped condo, lake view, vaulted ceilings, steps to lake, walk to downtown. Rent depends on length of stay. 250688-0244.

ACREAGES AND LOTS For sale in Edgewater, 11.254 acres with older home, 3 connections for town water. Asking $500,000. 250845-2566.


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ACREAGES AND LOTS

HOMEs FOR SALE

misc. for sale

misc. for sale

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.

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.

Portable ballet barre with tote bag, 4.5ft., grey, lightweight, easy to assemble, $200. Kenmore Vacuum cleaner, $30. Call 250-341-2793.

King Water Bed for Sale w/ heater and nice head board with mirror. 250-688-5029 or 250-347-2275.

Seven 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.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 2 bdrm, 2 bath open-concept 1000 sq. ft. home. Master bdrm has onsuite & walk-in closet, extra cupboards, appliances. Unit 10, 8561 Eacrett Road. Must move open to offers. 250-763-7879, or 250-688-7750

HOMEs FOR SALE Juniper Hights Home on Acreage

Edgewater Home 3 bdrm, 2 bath, loft, woodstove, A/C, wooded lot, open design. Custom wood and slate accents. $309,000 until July 1st save the realty fees. 250-3470048. Private Location Mountain Estates For Sale www.newbuildinglinks.com

condo FOR SALE

Free for the Taking-P 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 780-883-0550. Hand Made 15.5” Saddle Padded Seat, Rawhide tree nice toolings with lots of other gear. $700. 250342-2082.

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.

2177 sq. ft. 3 bdrm + den, 3 bath, oak hardwood floors, slate entry, plus 1850 sq. ft. basement, garage, workshop etc. 5128 Juniper Hights Rd. $549,000. For more info call 250-341-6869. Home in Castle Rock,4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, Walnut Hardwood, Traventine 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. Five minute walk to D/T. Asking $339,000. #3-1st Street Invermere. Call 250-342-0247. Edgewater Townhouse for Sale. Totally Remodeled. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appliances, fireplace, entertainment center and much more. $169,900 5% down and assumable if you qualify. See it on WeList or Call 250-347-2144.

misc. for sale Consignments Wanted We have space for good quality Antiques & Furniture on our next Antiques & Furniture Auction on July 16, 2011 at the Windermere Hall. Call Tex at High Country Auctions. 250-341-5316. Quality Top Soil and Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truckload, $70/pick-up load. Manure $100/ pick-up load, delivery extra. Call 250-342-1268. Hot Tub Rentals Week or Weekend Rates. Valley Spas, 250-342-3922. 302V8 + 3SPEED TRANSMISSION MODIFIED MOTOR too many extras to list. Best Offer. (250)3417393. 700R Chevy Transmission custom built originally paid $3000. Best Offer. 250-341-7393. Well Built Headache Rack for pickup truck. Asking $100. Please Call 250-342-6722.

Moving Sale: Queen Sized Large Bed Frame $700 OBO (pd $2000). Import Mexican Handmade Coffee Table $300. Long End Table w/ Drawers $200. TV Stand $150 or make offer for all. Phone 250-3472426.

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

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 Julie@highcountryproperties.com or call 250 342-3887.

1994 Larson open bow 185 HP Ezload Trailer comes with many extras. $8500 OBO. 250-345-6576. New Queen Bed w/ Mattress for sale. Only $250. Please call: 250341-2122.

wanted Recreational Kayak for lake and river use. Single seater, preferably plastic, must have some cargo capacity. 12-14ft ideal. Call Kate: 250-341-6299.

Enterprise Wood Burning Cast Iron Cook Stove. Great for Cabin. $500. 250-342-8781.

Do you enjoy a flexible work schedule?

15’ Coleman Canoe, Vests, Paddles included. Never Used $450. Older 14’ Power Boat, easy loader trailer, seats in Boat. $1250. Jet-Ski $1000 won’t need much to get it running. Oak Entertainment Center $75. Wine Fridge $80. Call Garry 250345-6603.

RECREATION VEHICLES

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 qbakery@telus.net; fax with cover letter to 250-342-4439 Quality Bakery (1981) Ltd. Great People! Great Service!

1990 Travel-Lite 5th Wheel 21ft, 3-piece bath, fridge, stove, microwave, sleeps five includes hitch. Asking $4200 Call 250-3429079.

2009 YZ-250 2-Stroke. Hardley Ridden. Never Raced. Comes with lots of GREAT extras. Must Sell. 250688-1625.

2005 Gear Box 5th Wheel. 37.5 ft. perfect condition, barely used. $38,000 OBO. 250-421-3202.

4ft./8ft. Pool Table w/accessories. Poker/Card Table. (16”) Mountain Bike. Call 250-342-9833 for more info.

1986 Travel Air 5th Wheel. Queen bed, pull out couch, full bathroom, stove, RF and oven comes with hitch. $3000 OBO. 250-342-9284.

Recreational vehicles

DIRT BIKE & ATV SERVICE SPECIALS

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: reception@rainbowkootenays.ca www.rainbowkootenays.ca

For all your advertising needs, call

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

250-342-3350 • www.bpmotorsports.ca

N E W S PA P E R

at 250-341-6299


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VEHICLES for sale

VEHICLES for sale

business for sale

camping

92 FORD RANGER, no motor, good body. Best Offer. MUST GO! 250341-7393.

1998 Mustang Cobra Convertible, 5 speed, standard transmission, 29,000 kms. Must see to appreciate $18,000. 250-345-6350.

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 ones of expansion potential. Training and mentoring included. $10,000. 250-341-5683 info@luckyinloveweddings.com.

STAY VACATION

1986 CHEVY ½ TON, no motor, LOTS OF ACCESSORIES. Best Offer. MUST GO! 250-341-7393. 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. No need for licence, registration, insurance or gas. Just charge it up and go. Call 250-347-9009 for more info. 1995 Mazda Cronos 626. V6, 5 speed manual, A/C, sunroof. All service records. $1900.00. Call 250347-2456. BMW 318 IS. Power everything, heated seats, 173,000 kms, full maintenance record available, two sets of rims and tires. Summer low pro 18inch chrome sun roof. Call 250-688-0538.

FREE!

Set of snow tires on rims but you have to buy my 2002 Beige Dodge Grand Caravan first! Only 96,000 km. As it was driven by a “little old lady” who occasionally travelled to Cranbrook and Calgary. This is the Deluxe, Top of the line Caravan in excellent running condition. Leather upholstery on four captain’s chairs and three passenger split, removable bench. Room for the dog behind! Power everything and all electronic controls. Remote keyless entry to all doors including the back door which can be raised as you approach with groceries or golf clubs. This is a five star feature and your hands stay clean. A wonderful vehicle for Mom, the kids and all the hockey equipment. $5,000.00. Call 250-342-6149.

Rare Car

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

911611 BC Ltd. O/A Tim Hortons 496 Highway 93/95, Invermere BC, V0A 1K2

Food Counter Attendant Full-time/Shift Work

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

Apply via email: timhortons.invermere@gmail.com

250 342 6352

services Executive Typing Services, Over 20 years word processing experience. Resumes, manuals, data entry, and more. Accurate and fast! 250-270-0254.

HOUSEKEEPERS

1985 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Convertible. Seats, flooring and trunk reapolstred, 5 speed, 6 cyclinder. 13,000 miles. $18,500. Runs Beautifully. Call Garry 250345-6603.

Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends $11.05/hour + medical/dental/group benefits

Mature, reliable housekeepers required for year-round employment, benefit package available. References required. Drop off resume at the hotel or call 250-342-8888

Coordinator Office position, Full-time 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: reception@rainbowkootenays.ca www.rainbowkootenays.ca

Inspiring Careers Start Here. Une

Carrière Stimulante Commence Chez Nous. MAINTENANCE WORKER III (GL MAN 05) 2-year Term Employment Opportunity (Existing Resources) Canadian Rockies Hot Springs Enterprise Unit – Radium Hot Pools $21.46 to $23.32 per hour

To Apply please visit our website:

www.pc.gc.ca/mpcareers

PRÉPOSÉ OU PRÉPOSÉE À L’ENTRETIEN III (GL-MAN-5) Possibilité d’emploi d’une durée déterminée de deux ans (ressources existantes) Unité d’entreprise des sources thermales des Rocheuses canadiennes - Piscines des sources thermales Radium De 21,46 $ à 23,32 $ l’heure Pour présenter une demande, visitez notre site sur les carrières :

www.pc.gc.ca/carrierespm

Job Opportunity Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Windermere Valley Community Literacy Coordinator This is a part-time position between September and June. Position goals include working with an inclusive Community Literacy Planning Committee, developing relevant and effective local literacy programs, partnership development, funds management, grant writing, and program development and management. Abilities and attributes: Outstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skills Knowledge of the literacy field and the ability to develop and manage programs Ability and enthusiasm for funds development, including proposal writing Strong time-management, administrative and priority-setting skills Strong consultation and team-building skills Willing to work flexible hours and to travel Computer software competence High degree of self-initiative, adaptive and creative Inclusive, sensitive and respectful approach to collaboration Post-secondary education and a background in teaching, facilitating groups, and community development will be definite assets. Please send your resume to bknight@cbal.org by 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 4th.


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Proposed Windermere Water Upgrade

services Tile & Slate Installs Journeyman tile setter 30+ years experience Custom Steam Rooms, Showers, Floors, and Cultured Stone. All work Guaranteed. Competitive rates. Call 250-341-5645 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 refreshtile@yahoo.ca. Furnace & duct cleaning services using the patented rotobrush system. Call AQUAIR for free estimates, 250-342-5089. Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in one hour! Serving the valley since 2006. Call 250-688-0213.

With general voting day for the Windermere Water Upgrade Project set for tomorrow from 8:00am to 8:00pm at the Windermere Community Hall, it is important that voters have the facts needed to make an informed decision. Here are the facts about the system the RDEK is proposing: 1. The system will deliver safe, treated drinking water that meets health standards and the Water Quality Advisory that has been in place since 2006 2. 3. 4. 5.

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“Your blinds are beautiful. Thank you so much for your expertise, thinking outside the box, unending enthusiasm, infectious personality and sunny smile!” ~Princess B-Fairmont” Shannon’s Blinds & Design, Call a professional today for a Free In-Home Consultation 250-342-5749 shannonsblinds@yahoo.ca “Covering the Valley – One Window At A Time”

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LBO Autobody Your Fender Bender Mender & The Valley Shine Shop Keep your vehicle free of salt & road grime. Have it detailed. Basic or deluxe packages available. Drop in for a free estimate on paint and body work @ #35 109 Industrial Rd #2, 250-342-9696.

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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.

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will be eliminated. The total project cost is $5,038,400 which includes capital contribution fees payable to the private utility and upgrades to the distribution system which makes this project cost effective in comparison to other options. Grants totalling $1,858,049 (Building Canada and Community Works Funds) are guaranteed for the bulk water proposal only. There is no guarantee that the provincial government, federal government or RDEK Board would approve transferring the grants to any other project. The project will be reduced by a further $950,000 from surplus and reserve funds leaving a balance of $2,230,351 to borrow. The amortization period will be 25 years and the debt will be repaid using a parcel tax. The amount borrowed cannot exceed $2,230,351 unless approval is given by the community. The RDEK intends to purchase treated water from Parr Utilities, owners and operators of an engineered and approved water treatment plant that is already delivering safe drinking water to other communities and developments. As a private utility, Parr must meet the same strict standards as the RDEK or any other public utility. Along with meeting health standards, Parr must also meet all requirements of the provincial Comptroller of Water Rights (“the Comptroller”). The RDEK will continue to operate the water distribution system within the community and will closely monitor the operations of the treatment plant. Parr will be required to regularly report on the status of their system and the water quality. The legal agreement between the RDEK and Parr will include checks and balances to ensure that all requirements are met. The RDEK has sufficient staff to continue with maintenance and operation of the distribution system. If a new, stand-alone water treatment plant were to be constructed, at least one more qualified operator would have to be hired due to the labour intensity of operating such a plant. The RDEK has over 10 years of experience successfully working with a private utility for the delivery of drinking water to the community of Lakeview Meadows. All financial aspects of the private utility are regulated by the Comptroller. This includes the capital contribution fees and the rate charged for the sale of treated water. These fees and rates can only be changed after consultation with the RDEK and with the approval of the Comptroller. Included in the total project cost (see Fact 2) are capital contribution fees of $2,607,500 which have been set with the approval of the Comptroller and in consultation with the RDEK. The owners of any future lots created will be required to pay their own capital contribution fee to Parr. The residential user fee is currently estimated at $60 per month. A portion of that fee (currently estimated at $39) will be paid to Parr for purchase of the treated water with the balance being retained by the RDEK for operation of the distribution system. Parr will be required to consult with the RDEK to make any changes to their portion of the user fee and the changes must be approved by the Comptroller. Changes to the RDEK portion of the user fee only require RDEK Board approval. Regardless of the outcome of the vote on the upgrade project, water user fees will be increased to cover the cost of required repairs and maintenance of the current system. The amount of the increase is not known at this time.

THOSE ARE THE FACTS, THE GUARANTEES. We encourage anyone with questions to contact the following RDEK staff at 250-489-2791 or toll free at 1-888-478-7335: Elizabeth Ahlgren, Project Supervisor Brian Funke, Engineering Services Manager Shawn Tomlin, Chief Financial Officer OR Wendy Booth, Electoral Area F Director at 250-345-6155

Let your voice be heard. Please vote. www.rdek.bc.ca

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services

Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250341-1235.

Invermere Sharpening Carbide and Steel Sharpening Services. Carbide Saw Re-Tipping. Saw-Blades Router-Bits, Planner-Knives, HoleSaws, Ice Auger Blades, Knives, Scissors, and Much More. 250-3415447, 345 Blair St. Athalmer.

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. Maid 2 Shine Service Condo cleaning, home and property checks for insurance purposes. Call Judy Moore 250-341-1478 or maid2shine@ shaw.ca. Call Margaret for house and pet sitting. 250-347-9779.

DEVCO APPLIANCE SERVICE Devon Maslaniec-Owner/Operator Servicing & Installing All Brands of Major Appliances. Certified Appliance Technician w/ Refrigeration & Gas Tickets. 250-341-7393. ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt 250-342-3569.

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Help wanted

Help wanted

Help wanted

AG Valley Foods is seeking a Deli/ Bakery employee. Experience preferred but not required. Please bring in resume to Eric or Greg.

Peppi’s Pizza Restaurant hiring all positions for summer cooks, servers, dishes/prep. Email resume to p.fuel@ yahoo.ca.

Black Forest Restaurant is looking for a cook/kitchen helper & P/T day time cleaner. Drop off resume or call 250342-9417.

Lakeside Pub is looking for experienced servers, line-cooks, and kitchen help, F/T, P/T. Email resume to lakesidepub@shaw.ca or drop off in person. Summer Music and French Lessons With Tanya Siega Piano-Guitar-Singing-SongwritingConsersational French-French Pronunciation. 250-427-0938 email: tisiega@live.ca

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.

F/T Class 4 Bus Driver needed immediately for Glacier Rafting Adventures in Fairmont Hot Springs. fairmont@glacierraft.com or 250688-1064. 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.

Regional District of East Kootenay 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: jpenson@rdek.bc.ca

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

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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 Recyclemycell.ca. For more info, visit www.productcare.org or contact Loree Duczek at the RDEK.

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

PUBLIC HEARING - BYLAW 2315 Bylaw Amendment - Columbia Lake

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Timber Springs Community Association to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will amend the designation of the subject property to accommodate development of a dock and mooring area. The property is part of Columbia Lake as shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2315 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay – Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 262, 2011 (Columbia Lake / Timber Springs Community Association)” will amend the zoning designation of the subject property from WR-1, Water Resource Zone to WR-3, Private Community Moorage Zone. A public hearing will be held at:

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 5225 Fairmont Resort Rd Fairmont BC Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm

The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G, and the Village of Canal Flats. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/ numbers shown below; or • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Jean Terpsma, Planning Technician, at 250-489-0314, toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email jterpsma@rdek.bc.ca. Columbia Valley Office Box 2319, 4956 Athalmer Road Invermere BC V0A 1K0 Phone: 250-342-0063 Fax: 250-342-0064

Email: info@rdek.bc.ca

Website: www.rdek.bc.ca

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. Join the Party! Volunteers needed to help with the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts. Invermere’s Canada Day Celebration. Email kathryn.fess@gmail.com to confirm your interest. F/T Receptionist needed for Glacier Rafting Adventures in Fairmont Hot Springs. Starts Immediately until Sept 1st. fairmont@glacierraft.com or 250688-1064. 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 please-contact Mandi at 250-342-2683 or email fedrigo@telus.net. Evening Nanny Needed in Radium for 2 girls ages 8 & 5. Start end of June. Three nights a week including Saturdays. Some cooking and light housework. Call 250347-2110 or ronfevig@gmail.com. Class 1 Driver needed w/ experience pulling quad trailers. F/T or P/T. Starting Immediately. 250-341-3636 or 250-3425654. Rocky Mountain Cold Beer and Wine Store is looking for clerks. Please apply in person at the Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs. Servers required at The Oriental Palace apply in person to Joyce. P/T and/or F/T positions available. Attention: Experienced Hotel Cleaners or Stay at home moms. Work 9 a.m.-3p.m. Great Hours. F/T. Great pay with bonus. Call Chalet Europe for more info 250-3479305. Helna’s Stube is accepting applications for permanent P/T evening Kitchen Help/ Servers. Please call 250-347-0047 or e-mail mail@helenas.com.


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Valley Churches

FAITH

Careless in the care of God Pastor Murray Wittke Valley Christian Assembly My wife Cheryl and I migrated to the Columbia Valley in May and immediately began welcoming visitors at our new home in Radium. Rufous Hummingbirds were the first to come calling. They were soon followed by Pileated Woodpeckers, Lazuli Buntings, House Finches, Red Rufous hummingbird. Cross Bills, and Mountain Chickadees. Most recently, a Cowbird has decided to awaken us each morning with his song and dance routine of ruffled feathers and liquid-sounding gurgling notes and whistles. Our guests, with their colourful clothing and joyful songs, have helped calm the stress and upheaval of our move. Watching and listening to them, I’ve learned a valuable life lesson. As a husband, father, and pastor I’ve always felt responsible. There’s been this inner compulsion to figure out how to do things right, and then to try really hard to make life work out the way I want it to. Too many of my days have been filled with stress, pressure, and worry. There’s also been the pressure of

striving to be strong while struggling on the inside with weariness, self doubt, and profound disappointment. Perhaps you’ve felt this pressure too. One day Jesus spoke to people anxious about their lives. They also struggled with the pressure of trying to make life work the way they Photo by Joshua Estabrooks wanted. He suggests, don’t worry about your life. Don’t worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, careless in the care of God. They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds? I’m spending more of my time watching and considering birds. They greet the morning with their songs, and lift their voices while they soar on the evening breezes. They seem to do it all without any particular worries. It’s true; we’re influenced by the company we keep. I also trust my Heavenly Father to do whatever He thinks best with my life, and I’m learning to live “Careless in the Care of God.”

Market Mingling Lisa Wong (left) and 8-year-old Jacob Ralph of Calgary browse the produce at the Invermere Farmers Market, which opened for the season on June 18th. The Farmers Market, located in downtown Invermere, runs every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The market is a great place to buy local and find everything you need for a great weekend in the valley.

Lake Windermere Alliance Church Sunday, June 26th, 10:30 a.m.: CELEBRATION SUNDAY, “The Children - God’s Rules”...Pastor Trevor ministering. The Lord’s Supper will be served. Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • www.lakewindermerealliance.org 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 • www.wvsm.info or www.christchurchtrinity.com Valley Christian Assembly Sunday, 10 a.m.: Worship and Word Kids’ Church provided. Pastor Murray Wittke 4814 Highway 93/95, Windermere 250-342-9511 • www.valleychristianonline.com Roman Catholic Church Saturday: 4:30 p.m. at St.Anthony’s, Canal Flats. Father John Kellogg Saturday: 7 p.m. at Canadian Martyrs’ Church in Invermere Sunday: 9 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs’ Church in Invermere 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium Father James 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 Thursday 7 p.m. Fun Night Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worship Service, Sunday, 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m. • Relief Society, Noon. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792

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