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October 21, 2011 Vol. 8/Issue 42

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Turkey Trot Triathlon The students at J.A. Laird Elementary School take part in the Turkey Trot Triathlon on Friday, October 14th. In three-person teams students and staff each completed two to three kilometre loop against the clock. Pictured, clockwise from top: Grade 7 teacher Mr. Sharp and students prepare to set off; Finley Redhead, Grade 4, takes a well-earned break after completing the race; Hunter Pike gets into his stride on the Mount Nelson Park loop. Photos by Kate Irwin

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Longtime resident passes away peacefully By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff Jenny Weir, a member of one of the Columbia Valley’s early families and a former co-owner of Invermere’s historic CPR Lodge, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 14th, at the age of 94. Ms. Weir, who was born in Wilmer in 1917, lived in the valley with her brother, Ian, and parents William and Jean Weir, throughout her youth and teenage years. She was the first person from Invermere high school ever to attend university, and followed in the footsteps of her mother by becoming a nurse. “Right up until the end of her life nursing was a big part of her,” said Nancy Ballard, Ms. Weir’s neice. “How wonderful that she had the opportunity to become a nurse and was able to make the most of it.” Ms. Weir graduated from the University of Alberta in

1941 with a degree in nursing, at a time when most in the field would only have had a diploma. Her love of knowledge and learning would lead her to continue her education at Columbia University in New York, from which she graduated with Masters of Nursing. During her career she served as a nurse for the Air Force, worked as a public health nurse and held the position of Director of the School of Nursing at Queen’s University in Toronto for over 20 years, returning to the valley upon her retirement, where she built a house in Fairmont. “She was an incredible knitter, and she loved crosswords,” Ms. Ballard said. “She enjoyed reading newspapers and was very astute politically.” Ms. Weir was also a keen academic who liked spending time with family and friends. She is survived by nieces and nephews Wendy Panattoni, Barry and Brian Weir, and Nancy Ballard. A memorial tea in her honour will be held at Columbia Garden Village during November.

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Invermere takes steps to secure Lot 4616 as parkland By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff There is a large chunk of land down Westside Road, the fate of which has been debated for well over a decade. The District of Invermere first expressed interest in securing the remainder of Lot 4616 for parkland in the 1990s, explained Mayor Gerry Taft, and at a regularly scheduled council meeting on October 11th, the town took a giant step towards the preservation of the property by initiating an application for a nominal rent tenure for park purposes. A nominal rent tenure is a lease and licence of occupation of Crown land that is provided to eligible organizations such as local governments, charities, First Nations, non-profit organizations and public

sector organizations for a token or nominal amount of rent. The land in question first came up for discussion when there was pressure from private developers who wished to purchase and develop the land, which still remains one of the few parcels of Crown land within the district’s boundaries. Discussions throughout the ‘90s, 2000s and even as recently as last year have involved the province, the municipality and both First Nations groups. The land has twice been denied exclusion from the Agricultural Land Reserve, said Mr. Taft, which, along with the poor economy, has stifled most interest in developing the property — which is good news for residents. “If our application is approved the land will remain the way it is,” Mayor Taft added. “People are already recreating on the land, we just want to make it

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• On October 14th at 10 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a disturbance complaint in the 4000 block of Burns Avenue, Canal Flats. The disturbance involved two family members and resulted in an assault. One man was taken to the Invermere hospital for minor treatment to an injury to an ear. The investigation is continuing to determine if charges are warranted. • On October 15th at 2:10 a.m., officers were called to a residence on Shuswap Band land regarding a disturbance. On attendance, a 27-year-old man from Cranbrook was discovered refusing to leave the residence. The intoxicated man proceeded to assault another person in the house. He was arrested and lodged in cells. The victim of the minor assault did not wish to press charges. • On October 15th, Columbia Valley police responded to a disturbance complaint in the early hours in front of the Best Western Invermere Inn. Two men were arguing. One man, a 31 year-old from Spruce Grove, Alberta, would not listen to police commands. He was intoxicated and was advised he was under arrest for causing a disturbance by being drunk in a public place. The man was lodged in cells. • On October 15th at 9:15 a.m., officers responded to a complaint of a man passed out in a residence in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue, Invermere. A friend was present at the time of police arriving. The friend had located a hand gun in the house and when he handled the gun it discharged. Nobody was harmed. Police seized the gun and the intoxicated man was transported to Invermere and District Hospital and kept overnight for observation. The 73-year-old man and owner of the gun will be charged with unsafe storage of a gun. • On October 15th at 5:30 p.m., a man was observed riding a bike in town that was recognized as being previously stolen. The witness had a good look at the bike and was convinced of who the owner was. When questioned on this, the man operating the bike rode away. Later, he was observed in town and pointed out to police. Police called out to the man, who ran from them. The officer was able to catch up to the man and he was questioned about

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Theft of firewood The statute of limitations has expired so I can relate this story. While stationed in Golden I learned that the kids there would party in an area they called three pole. The unfortunate thing about this location was it was near my house and the parties were too noisy. The kids would have huge bonfires that could easily have started a forest fire. But how could I solve this problem? I drove up the long, rugged dirt road with the police pickup truck one Friday, during the day, and found that the kids were stockpiling wooden crates they collected from local businesses in the area. I loaded up the crates in the police truck and took them back down the road and back to the local mill. A few hours later I took another ride and observed that the kids had been busy and another pile of crates was located in the same spot, ready for the night’s activities. I loaded them back up on the police truck and away they went again. I was pretty proud of myself and proceeded to give myself high fives, feeling like the Grinch that stole Christmas. Near the end of my shift I did another trip up the mountain and this time I saw the kids in their truck unloading more crates. I drove up and right away I got, “Marko, somebody is stealing our firewood for tonight.” I told them that I couldn’t believe someone would go out of their way and stoop so low as to do such a miserable thing. I told them I would keep my eyes open and be on the alert, and they departed. I loaded up again. I kept doing this all summer and voila, the party place changed location, a little further away where I couldn’t hear them or see the bonfire. Why I am not commissioner of this outfit is beyond me!

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the bike. The 48-year-old from Invermere stated he bought the bike and handed it over to the police. The investigation is continuing. • On October 16th at 3:47 a.m., a young woman was found intoxicated in the 200 block of Forest Trail. The young person was escorted back to her parents to ensure her safety. • October 16th at 11:00 a.m., police were called to investigate a report of break and enter at Mr. Tire in Invermere’s industrial park. Money was stolen from a cash box. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

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Shaw announces changes for the valley For those willing to pay more, speeds of up to 250 Mbps will be available residentially in the Columbia Valley, making the area one of only five places in Western Canada offering such speeds via broadband with Shaw, Mr. Strauss added. “The Cadillac is available, but you just have to be willing to pay for it,” Director Dee Conklin remarked. Shaw is still working to decide on price packages specific to the Columbia Valley, Mr. Strauss responded. Shaw’s website currently advertises general packages with 250 Mbps starting at $99 per month. The benefits of having download speeds as fast as 250 Mbps available in the Columbia Valley are significant, Mr. Bray explained. “These investments really do make it possible for the East Kootenays to say, ‘Move from Toronto, move from Montreal, because you can get the same services.’ The fastest Internet speeds in North America are here in the Kootenays,” he added. The upgrades to the Columbia Valley, totaling $5 million, are expected to be complete within 24 months. At the meeting, the Shaw representatives also confirmed that NanoFibre customers will have the option to keep their existing telephone numbers, and that Shaw will be looking to package Internet, phone, and cable services.

possible, with the optical fibres currently in place that were laid by NanoFibre, said Todd Musat, Senior Engineer with Shaw. “We’re configuring the network to suit how we deliver services, as opposed to how Nano does it,” he said. “There’s a great deal of work now that the transaction is complete to actually marry up the NanoFibre technology and architecture to our platform so that we have contiguous services for customers,” added Jeff Bray, Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs with Shaw. “It’s a bit more complex because we are buying assets that are using a different technology.” The joining of the two services will mean a slowing of upload speeds for customers who currently enjoy NanoFibre’s standard 15 Mbps symmetrical download and upload speeds. They will be switched to a non-symmetrical 50 Mbps download and (up to) five Mbps upload speeds, confirmed Derek Strauss, Shaw Operations Manager. Customers with NanoFibre’s basic package can expect to receive roughly the same level of service at approximately the same price, Mr. Bray said, although price packaging for existing Nano customers will be on a case-by-case basis depending on what setup they currently have. “That’s where we’re not quite at yet. We’re still working that out from a business standpoint,” he added.

By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff After purchasing NanoFibre Networks Inc. and its assets in a deal this past June, Shaw Communications now has answers for residents on what the takeover will mean for them: fast download speeds for those who wish to pay for them, and slower upload speeds for customers accustomed to Nano’s fibre-to-the-home setup. At a regular meeting of the Regional District Board of Directors on October 6th, representatives from Shaw Communications answered questions about Shaw’s acquisition of NanoFibre and how it will affect Internet, phone, and cable services for local people. Top on the list of developments is the construction of a new service hub site in Fairmont, which will bring a reliable underground fibre signal to the south end of the valley in place of the microwave signal previously in place. The new hub site will bring a signal to the area in bulk via an optical fibre network, and distribute it to homes and businesses using coaxial cable, meaning there will be no fibre-to-the-premise connections for now, although Shaw said they may have plans for such developments in the future. The new hub site will work in conjunction, wherever



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Historical Lens

Life unplugged By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, well that certainly was the case earlier this week when — after four hours without Internet — the lights on The Pioneer modem suddenly recommenced their merry blinking. With a cheer and a sigh of relief (and fleeting thoughts of hugging the little electronic box) our link to the world was resurrected. “How ever did we survive without e-mail?” wondered a colleague, as we did a quick round of singing the praises of modern technology before diving back into our inboxes — our uselessness of the past four hours forgotten. But last weekend’s power cuts and the knock-on effects gave me pause to ponder how utterly our modern world relies on technology. Just one little short in one little wire and your home is plunged into darkness. You can’t cook, can’t bathe, can’t watch TV or go online; stores can’t operate their tills, the washing stops spinning in the dryer, street lights go out and an eerie stillness settles across town. You are cut adrift. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology. Can’t get enough of it. A computer is the first thing I switch on in the morning, while the electronic glow of the screen lulls me to sleep at night. But I can’t help thinking, are we, as a society, putting all of our eggs in one computerized basket? We embrace the convenience that technology brings and accept without question the short-term gains and ease. Go back 50 years and I bet the world could cope with a lapse in electricity, even for a lengthy period. Sure it would be inconvenient, but the backbone of the country wouldn’t snap. By contrast, I can’t imagine my colleagues and I marching off to the printing press to hand crank out editions of the paper. I can’t imagine the economy continuing with the disappearance of all the virtual dollars, pilots coming in to land without their consoles directing them, or doctors and nurses keeping patients alive who need constant care just to stay breathing. As a tool, computers are second to none, but if we throw away the fundamental skills learned over thousands of years of human existence it would be a hefty price to pay.

In this photo, thought to have been taken during the 1920s or 30s near Brisco, an unknown man stands with the remains of a Chinook salmon, a species which used to spawn in the upper Columbia River, prior to the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1942. This is the only known photograph of a Chinook salmon taken in the Upper Columbia Valley. The salmon weighed up to 40 pounds and were a valuable source of food for the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc people. The photo may have been taken by valley photographer A.E. Fisher, who documented much of life in the valley during the early 20th century. If you have any more information about this or any other Historical Lens photo please contact Photo courtesy of Robert Ede

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LETTERS Thanks for supporting our cross country team! Dear Editor: The DTSS Cross-Country Running Team would like to thank all the people who came out to support us with the Swansea Scramble Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th. We were very surprised at the turnout of hikers, bikers and runners. There was a total of 42 people who participated in all three of these events. The idea of the Scramble came from one of our coaches Jakub Sumbera, who

is continuously pushing us to our best. This fundraiser was a great success, raising over $670 to go towards uniforms and provincials which take place in Kelowna early November. Special thanks go out to Beva & Jordie from Crazy Soles Running Store for encouraging and helping with this event, along with our devoted coaches for making it all happen! The David Thompson Cross Country Running Team

Why give the deer free rein? Dear Editor: I was having a coffee with my friend Depacp, a gentleman of East Indian origin, and we got to talking about different beliefs and customs of people around the world. When we got to the holy cows of India, he explained to me how some people believe these cows are sacred and they are allowed to go wherever they want in the towns and villages. These animals can do whatever they want, without fear of being harmed because some people consider them to be holy or a reincarnation of a relative. Then it hit me: the holy deer of In-

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vermere (sounds like a song!)! Some seem to believe the deer have a ordained right to go wherever they want, do whatever they want, defecate wherever they are at the time — on the lawn, sidewalk, front step — and destroy the efforts people put into trying to make their property attractive for all to enjoy. Perhaps these people feel that the deer are the reincarnation of some long lost relative. I do not want to sound like a bigot, but please, people, keep your relatives out of our property! Len Burkitt Invermere

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Radium councillor remembered at fire hall ceremony By Pioneer Staff Friends and family of former Radium councillor Brent Frederickson gathered on Friday, October 14th, to pay tribute to the long-standing council member and popular local businessman at the dedication of a memorial stone in his honour at the Radium Fire Hall. The stone’s plaque, which reads, “In memory of Brent Frederickson — a champion of the village” was unveiled on what would have been Brent’s 60th birthday. Gathered on a piece of land the Frederickson family helped secure as the site for the new fire hall, Brent’s family listened to Mayor Dee Conklin, Councillor Ron Verboom, and Fire Chief Dave Dixon speak of Brent’s contributions to his community. “What more could be said about Brent as a leader of this community that all of us gathered here today don’t already know in our hearts,” said Councillor Verboom, who served on council alongside Brent since the village’s incorporation in 1990. “Seeing what Radium has grown into is a great measure of our success, and much of that success can be attributed to Brent’s guidance and leadership on council. “He wasn’t a big guy, but he sure had broad shoulders. The village is extremely indebted to Brent for his years of municipal service, his wisdom, his thoughtfulness, and his determination. Mr. Radium, you’ve left some pretty big shoes to fill.” Donations to the Radium Fire Department, collected in Brent’s memory after his passing, have allowed the organization, which was a cause close to Brent’s heart, to purchase new uniforms and jackets.



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Movie Review: Bad Teacher on the handsome, eligible, and most importantly, rich young Scott (Justin Timberlake) who has just joined the teaching staff. The only problem is, he is also the object of affection for Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch) who is a much more popular teacher than Elizabeth. To further complicate matters, while Elizabeth is scheming to snare a new sugar daddy, she is herself being pursued by Russel the gym teacher, (Jason Segel) who sees through her schemes and has the ability, so to speak, to read her like an open book. As she relentlessly pursues Scott, Elizabeth gets a totally unexpected education. A focal point in the movie is when Eliza-

Reviewed by Kathy Sutherland Cameron Diaz fans will have a field day with Bad Teacher. She plays Elizabeth Halsey, a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking, gold-digging junior high school teacher who’ll say and do just about anything to get what she wants. After she is unceremoniously dumped by her rich boyfriend for maxing out his credit card, Elizabeth finds it hard to give up the luxurious lifestyle she has grown accustomed to. She quickly sets her sights

beth changes her teaching style to prepare her students for a state exam and competes with other teachers for a bonus. Her new style is a facade and the events that take place along the way are definitely amusing. I really liked this movie but I will raise a red flag to all who cringe at vulgarity. Although this movie is quite hilarious it is also quite crude. The cast is good and uniformly funny, and you may just be surprised at what a good comic actor Justin Timberlake is. Bad Teacher was directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard) who is the son of Lawrence Kasdan, another famous Hollywood director.


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Music • visual arts • dining • Bar Scene • entertainment • performance ARTS Hosted by Radium Public Library. $20 per person plus one garage sale item. Tickets on sale at Meet on Higher Ground Coffee Shop or at Radium Public Library. For info: 250-347-2434.

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• 2 p.m.: F.W. Murnau’s 1926 silent film masterpiece Faust, at Edgewater Community Hall by Columbia Valley Music. Accompanied by live piano music by composer Robert Bruce. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 Students. Tickets at the door or reserve by calling: 250347-9668 or e-mail

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Monday, October 24th:

• November 4th - 5th, 7th - 12th, 7:30 p.m.: Real Steel. Due to a restructuring of movie film distribution in Canada, the Toby Theatre will only be open for 1 movie per month this fall and winter. For info:

• 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Open House at Groundswell Community Garden. Learn more, get involved, provide feedback. For info: 250-342-3337. • 7 p.m.: Invermere Business Committee General Meeting at Lions Hall. Located at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce on Highway 93/95 near turn off into Invermere. For info: 250-342-2844.

Friday, October 21st: • 10:30 a.m.: Drop-in Story Time for preschoolers at Invermere Public Library. For info: 250-342-6416. • 6:30 p.m.: Easy Money, a Murder Mystery Night and estate sale at Meet on Higher Ground Coffee Shop. Hosted by Radium Public Library. $20 per person plus one garage sale item. Tickets on sale at Meet on Higher Ground Coffee Shop or at Radium Public Library. For info: 250-347-2434. • Saturday, October 22nd: • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Electronic Drop-off event takes place behind Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena at 502 - 13th Street. Hosted by the Electronic Stewardship Association and Encorp. For info visit www.return-it. ca or call: 250-342-0063. • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Jonn Einerssen and Brent Heighton Exhibition at the Artym Gallery. Demonstration and talk between 12 - 3 p.m. Evening reception 6 - 9 p.m. For info: 250-342-7566. • 6 p.m.: 40th annual Fireman’s Ball at Invermere Community Hall. Dinner at 7 p.m. Live band Canadian Crossfire to perform. $30 per person. For tickets and info: 250-342-5234 or 250-342-0338 or 250-342-5241. • 6:30 p.m.: Easy Money a Murder Mystery Night and estate sale at Meet on Higher Ground Coffee Shop.

Tuesday, October 25th:


Saturday, October 29th: • 4 - 8 p.m.: Eaton House Halloween Howler presented by the Radium Events Committee. Kids’ Zone, pumpkin hunt and carving competition. House haunting and bonfire. Wear your costume and receive a goodie bag. For info: 250-347-9331. • 6 p.m.: Hillbilly Wedding Murder Mystery at Radium Resort. $45 per person. For info: 250-347-9311. • 6 - 9:30 p.m.: Pothole Park Ghostly Get Together hosted by the District of Invermere. Outdoor movies; Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin and E.T. The Extra -Terrestrial. Pumpkin carving contest, costume parade and concession. For info: • 7:30 p.m.: Concert with Mary Murphy at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Celtic songstress. Feature guitarist Paul Keim. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person. For info: 250-342-4423. • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Creston Valley Thunder Cats at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info:

Sunday, October 30th:

• 4:30 - 6 p.m.: Open House at Groundswell Community Garden. Learn more, get involved, provide feedback. For info: 250-342-3337.

• 1 p.m.: Bighorns vs. Cranbrook at Bighorns football fields in Invermere.

Wednesday, October 26th:

Tuesday, November 1st:

• 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Free Flu Clinic at the Invermere Community Hall. For info call the flu line: 250-3422360.

• 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Free Bear Aware Workshop. Interactive and fun for the whole family. Learn all about bears and ways to reduce human-bear conflicts. Register at College of The Rockies: 250-342-3210.

Thursday, October 27th: • 5: 30 - 8 p.m.: Spookapalooza at David Thompson Secondary School. Haunted House, bobbing for treats and crafts. Entrance by donation. All proceeds go to local foodbank and an Ethiopian orphanage. For info: 250-342-9213.

Friday, October 28th: • 7 p.m.: Pumpkin Palooza, Groundswell’s fall celebration at Winderberry Greenhouses. Dinner by local chefs and live music. Includes free shuttle to the event and a Groundswell membership. Tickets $30 at Circle Health Foods. For info: 250-342-3337 or www. •7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Castlegar Rebels at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For

Wednesday, November 2nd: • 6 - 8 p.m.: Scrabble night at Invermere Public Library. For info: 250-342-6416.

Thursday, November 3rd: • 6 p.m.: Dinner, dance and silent auction at Invermere Community Hall. Benefit for Edgewater resident Pierre Collin. $30 per person, tickets presold only at All Dolled Up, Rona, Radium Prestige and Pips Country Store. For info contact Danielle at: 250-688-6615 or e-mail • 7 p.m.: Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club Open House and Membership Registration at Crazy Soles Running and Yoga Store. For info: 250-347-6111.

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Are you looking for a way to express your feminine side? Do you want a fun way to stay active and build strength through movement? Have you ever wanted to try belly dancing? This is your chance! This Saturday, October 22nd, there will be a Karma Dolunay Dance event at the new Desiderata Health and Wellness studio, below Chisel Peak Medical Centre. This workshop, suitable for beginners and children, will introduce two forms of this ancient art. The traditional Middle Eastern style will be taught by Sadira, and the more modern tribal fusion style by Dolunay. The suggested donation for this event is $10, with proceeds going to the Because I am a Girl foundation. The workshop is from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and there is no preregistration. Please just show up with your sense

of fun and an open mind! The workshop will include a warm-up, and some simple movements and drills, culminating in a set of dance combos and finishing with a stretch and cool-down. Everyone is welcome: all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels. After a fun day, join your instructors, the rest of the Arabian Mountain Spice troupe Sadira and some special guests for an evening performance at Pynelogs. The show begins at 7 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $15. Proceeds from the performance will also go towards the Because I am a Girl foundation. This Saturday, October 22nd, get in touch with your inner dancer, grab a couple of friends, find a scarf to tie around your hips and get shimmying! For more information visit, e-mail or call 250-342-9097.

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Silent film to screen at Edgewater Community Hall the accompanying music. “People spoke with their eyebrows and very mobile faces,” Mr. Take a trip back through time Moore added. “It’s more than a and experience one of the masmovie or a piece of music; this truterpieces of silent film with the ly is an art form … plus you get to showing of the classic 1926 movie see a 1926 film with a lot of early Faust at Edgewater Community forms of special effects.” Hall on Sunday, October 23rd. Mr. Bruce, who has written With original, live accompamusical accompaniment to 12 siniment by composer and pianist lent films in the last eight years, Robert Bruce, you’ll find yourself is no stranger to the Edgewater immersed in the legendary tale of Community Hall, after accompaa man who makes a deal with the nying the hall’s first silent film in devil and is soon forced to face the April on the venue’s Seiler Grand unfortunate consequences. piano. He is beginning a 14-date This is the second showing of tour of western Canada, mostly a silent movie at the Edgewater playing live accompaniment to Hall following the success of 1927 Faust, which is critically acclaimed film IT earlier this year. as his best work in this medium. “There is something just so “In this case the planets just captivating about focusing on the lined up in terms of choosing a truly screen while the live music washes DRAMATIC — A scene from F.W. Murnau’s great silent film to work with and over you,” said Barry Moore, of 1926 movie Faust, showing on October 23rd having some of my best music just the Edgewater Music Society. “A at Edgewater Community Hall. resonate perfectly and quite seamnumber of people commented  Photo submitted lessly add another dimension to the that the last film was one of the story and visuals,” Mr. Bruce said. most enjoyable productions they had ever seen here ... it “The somewhat eerie tone of the classical, ambient music I looks like we have the audience for silent movies, it may write found a natural home in Faust.” not be a big audience, but I think a lot of people might The film will be showing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Ocbe interested.” tober 23rd at the Edgewater Community Hall. Tickets The uniqueness of this long-gone art form, Mr. Moore are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. explained, is the complexity of the story which can be told They can be purchased at the door or reserved by e-mailthrough gestures and facial expressions of the actors and ing or via phone at 250-347-9668. By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff

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I have declared war! The enemy is diarrhea, one of the biggest killers of small children in Niger, West Africa, which is currently ranked as the world’s third poorest country. One quarter of the children born in Niger don’t live to see their fifth birthday. And so, when the community I work with most closely suggested they’d like some teaching about diarrhea, I jumped at the chance. We talked about what causes diarrhea, how to prevent it and how to treat it. I explained the danger of dehydration and showed them how to make a simple rehydration solution of water, salt and sugar. Many people don’t give liquids to a child with diarrhea for the same reason that you don’t put water into a pail that has a hole. You wait until the hole is patched before adding more water. “It’s not like that with children,” I told them. “They need water.” I then pulled up two weeds, put one in a cup of water and laid the other on the ground beside it. An hour later the one looked just fine, but the other was already wilted and limp. They quickly understood this simple but powerful illustration. Then we moved on to other, more sensitive subjects. I have visited this village frequently over the last six years, and they call me a “child of the village.” I capitalized on this close relationship to point out some hard facts. You see, we have a long ways to go in the hygiene department. Cattle, goats, sheep and chickens wander freely through the village, leaving behind what animals leave behind. It’s all over the place! In the people’s defense, they do sweep it up every day, but they don’t manage to keep up with the mess. Another part of village life is the pounding of grain. Several large wooden pestles are found in the shade of a big

tree in the centre of the village, where the women gather to pound millet or sorghum with which to make the evening meal. When they’re not in use, the pestles are left to roll around in the sand (and other things!). When it rains here, it really rains, coming down in torrents that are not quickly absorbed. I explained that when the rain turns the village into a big puddle, the dirt from animal droppings is spread to the pestles and whatever else is left lying around. Add to this the disturbing fact that the village has no latrines; people simply walk down a path leading out of the village where they squat to take care of business. I asked them where they thought this waste might go when the rain produces creeks flowing through town. They squirmed nervously and said they didn’t want to think about it. “You need to think about it!” I responded. “This isn’t about you adults. You’re immune to almost everything. It’s about your children. Look how many have died from sickness in their tummies.” Just then the rain began to fall to illustrate my point! “The wooden utensils are ‘drinking’ up the dirt,” someone correctly pointed out. I left them with the challenge of deciding what changes they could make, and to get started on making them. They were discussing amongst themselves what they could do, when one of them said something about wanting their white friends to be pleased with them. Then one of the village leaders broke into a great speech. “This isn’t for the white people, to make them happy. We don’t just want to do things right when they’re around. We’ve asked them to help us and to teach us. They’ve taught us these things. “We need to make changes for ourselves, for our community. This is for our children!” Continued on page 17...

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2011-2012 Kids’ Lesson Programs FUNdamentals of Freeride Taynton Tots (Ages 3 to 5) MAKING CHANGES — These villagers in Niger use wooden pestles to pound grain for the evening meal alongside their new pestle rack (to the right of the photo). The rack helps keep their tools out of the dirt and bacteria. Photo submitted ...Continued from page 16 My heart was cheering as he let them have it! I was back in the village a week later and was delighted to see that they had built two sturdy racks on which all the pounding sticks were stacked, keeping them out of the sand and puddles. Then a woman told me how she had made the oral rehydration solution for her child, and two others told me how

they had shown their friends how to make it for their children. In all three cases, the children had quickly regained their strength. We still have a long ways to go, but I celebrate these little battles that we’re winning in a very serious war. Editor’s note: Lisa is a former resident of Invermere, who is now living in Niger, West Africa.

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Official Community Plan Amendment & Zoning Bylaw Amendment NOTICE is given of a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 1, 2011, in the Council Chambers at the District of Invermere Office, 914 - 8th Ave., in the District of Invermere, to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 1145, 2002. Zoning Bylaw amendment No. 1440, 2011 and Official Community Plan Amendment No. 1439, 2011 will amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 1145, 2002 as follows: By amending the Zoning designation of the following lands, Lot 57, District Lot 1008, Kootenay District, Plan 9968 except part included in Plan NEP23154, from R-1, Single Family Residential to P-1, Public Institutional and by amending the current Land use plan designation for the western half of the property under 3.2 and 3.3 of the OCP from Multi Family Residential (Low Density) to Public Institutional.

The intent of these bylaws is to amend the land use and zoning in order to make the Canadian Martyrs Parish Church located at 712, 12th Avenue a permitted land and zoning use at this location. Conformance with the current zoning and land use will allow for a desired future exterior renovation of the church.

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Smoke shop opens in valley By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff A new business that just opened its doors in Invermere has already raised some eyebrows and ruffled a few feathers. This is an expected reaction for the proprietors of the Columbia Valley’s first official smoke shop, as this is the tenth location in Chad and Jessica Wentworth’s rapidly expanding franchise. Chad hails from Athabasca, Alberta, and said he used to own a comic book store in Olds before selling out and testing the water for a smoke shop chain he was working on. “I just decided to take a stab at it,” he explained. “The shop did really well right away, so I opened another one a year later in Leduc.” The Wentworths expanded their business quickly, opening franchises in Brooks, Sherwood Park, Athabasca, St. Albert, Sylvan Lake, Strathmore, Innisfail and now Invermere. All are serviced by a large warehouse operation in Olds, which allows him to offer most of his products at very reasonable prices, he explained. “I have glass blowers working out of the warehouse, which also keeps costs down. Everything in the shop is tax included, and you’ll find our prices in B.C. are lower than our Alberta stores.” The smoke shop carries a variety of smoking accessories, including water pipes, glass pipes, papers and even hookah pipes to smoke herbal or tobacco-based shisha. There are also a variety of cigars and other smoking-related paraphernalia available. Chad has faced opposition to his shops in a few of

The above synopsis is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as the full text and content of the proposed “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1440, 2011 or OCP Amendment Bylaw 1439, 2011”. A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at the District of Invermere municipal office 914 - 8th Ave., Invermere from October 18, 2011 to November 1, 2011. Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All persons who believe that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed “Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1440, 2011” and / or OCP Amendment Bylaw # 1439, 2011 may: • Send written briefs to the District of Invermere prior to the hearing • Fax written briefs to the District of Invermere prior to the hearing; or • Present verbal or written briefs at the hearing. NOTICE is also given that the Council will not accept any written or verbal presentations after the close of the public hearing. Rory Hromadnik Director of Development Services

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EXPANDING INTO B.C. — Chad and Jessica Wentworth are excited to be living in B.C. and opening a new Invermere branch of their popular smoke shop chain.   Photo by Joshua Estabrooks his locations, but that is all part of doing business in a controversial sector, he said. Currently, the Wentworths are running the store themselves, but will eventually provide employment for two people, bringing their total number of employees up to 40. The Chad Smoke Shop is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For more information visit www. or call 250-341-3424.

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for Junior Worlds in Spain this year.” Mr. Burgoyne competes in both the parallel giant slalom and snowboard cross disciplines, and is progressing quite well according to his coach, Mark Ballard. “I have never met a person of his stature who is so agile and athletic,” said Mr. Ballard. “I believe with the right support in place, programming, and financial support he can accomplish great things in racing.” A recent fundraising dinner held at the Akisqnuk First Nation Band Hall netted Mr. Burgoyne around $1,000, which is a good start. He asks that anyone interested in helping him raise the needed funds to e-mail

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Local dirt bikers have impressive season By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff A group of local dirt bikers have been competing throughout Alberta this summer, achieving some impressive results in a variety of cross country and endurance racing events. The trio of teens are the youngest members of the Arrowhead Racing Team, which includes seven valley based motorsport enthusiasts and some dedicated parents, or bike transporters, to help with the extensive amount of travel involved in order to compete. Trystan Hart, the youngest of the racers, said he got into cross country and enduro racing as it was a safer alternative to motocross, which puts pressure on riders to make ridiculously large jumps and do mid-air tricks, sometimes resulting in serious injuries. His season included three third place tournament finishes and a first place finish. His older brother Wyatt also switched over from motocross, and although he races against competitors over twice his age, managed to achieve two first place finishes, one second place and also banking a seventh place finish before the season wrapped up for the year. James Wilfley also travels with the Hart brothers, and logged a fifth, sixth and three seventh place finishes during competitions this summer. These results are very promising, said Arrowhead Racing’s Shawn Tegart. He started the team as a way to leverage some sponsorship to help out with the costs of competing, but said the three up and coming racers have

been impressing everyone with their results. “These guys had awesome results. They were up against 25 to 30 riders in some of these races and most of those guys have been doing it forever. We’re really happy with these young up-and-comers.” Continuing the support for motorsports in the Columbia Valley, the Hart brothers’ father, Kendyl, along with Mr. Tegart, has been working to establish the Windermere Valley Dirt Riders, a local group that will work towards establishing the A BRIGHT RACING FUTURE­­— Local dirt bike racers, 14-year-old Trystan Hart, sport and developing areas 16-year-old Wyatt Hart and 16-year-old James Wilfley all placed well during competitions throughout Alberta this summer, and are hoping to help host a dirt biking event in the to ride. Photo by Joshua Estabrooks “Eventually we’d love Columbia Valley sometime soon.  to host our own competi“There seems to be the perception that dirt bikers are tion out here. These events are fun for the whole family,” ruining the environment and we’re all bad, but I’m here said Mr. Hart. to say we’re not. We just want to use our little piece of Both Mr. Tegart and Mr. Hart agree that a lot of dirt B.C. too,” said Mr. Hart. bikers and ATV-ers get a bad rap, but they have the same For more information on the Windermere Valrights to the land as anyone else, and would love to have ar- ley Dirt Riders, call Mr. Hart at 250-342-5892 or Mr. eas that they can use responsibly and develop for the sport. Tegart at 250-342-5353.

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Invermere athlete starring in ski film By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff For Invermere’s Christina Lustenberger, clipping into a pair of skis is as natural as breathing. Since she was barely old enough to speak, Christina has been carving down the slopes in one form or another; first as a young ski racer, then as an Olympian with the National Ski Team, and now as a backcountry freeskier featured in the documentary, The Powder Highway. Christina appears in two segments of the V-Shaw Productions ski movie. The first was filmed at Ice Creek Lodge, a backcountry ski lodge in the southern Selkirk Mountain Range. She also appears in a second segment, filmed at Panorama Mountain Village, in which she skis with her parents, Jane and Peter “Lusti� Lustenberger, and local ski legend and co-founder of North American heli-skiing, Leo Grillmair. “The Panorama segment was great,� Christina said. “I always love skiing with my parents! I love the way they ski and their passion for the sport. They had the patience to teach me how to ski when I was two years old, and I haven’t stopped since.� Peter and Jane met on the slopes at the Canadian Mountain Holidays’ Monashee Lodge, a heli-ski lodge where their other daughter, Andrea is now the manager. Peter and Jane moved to Invermere after they were married, where they raised their two daughters. Peter has run the ski shop at Panorama (now called Lusti’s) for more than 35 years, and the Lustenberger family have been an integral part of the local ski scene since they arrived in the valley. “I have a lot of great memories from the old Panorama and my dad’s A-frame ski shop, and all the kids and coaches we skied with. What a great way to grow up,� Christina said.

CARVE IT UP — Invermere’s Christina Lustenberger, a former Olympic skier, is one of two local ski stars featured in new ski documentary The Powder Highway. Photo submitted After chasing her lifelong dream of racing on the Canadian National Ski Team, Christina reached her goal, made it onto the team, and competed on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit and in the 2006 Olympics. But a devastating knee injury caused her to make the tough decision to end her racing career after the 2006-2007 season. “Looking back, it was a huge decision to step away from racing on the National Ski Team, as it was all I wanted to do when I was a kid,� she said. “But I think as I matured I realized it was not just racing that I loved; it was skiing. That was something I wanted to be able to do for the rest of my life...It was my choice to step away from the sport — I wanted to ski with a healthy body for a long time, not race for two or four more years and keep hurting myself.� Since stepping away from the world of racing, Christina has been lighting up the local freeskiing scene. In 2007 she took a job as assistant coach for the Revelstoke ski club, and spent the season skiing in the backcountry as much as she could. Christina went through the

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October 21, 2011

Election race begins

By Kate Irwin Pioneer Staff The nomination period is closed, the candidates have been declared, and now the battle is on for the 15 local council seats, two area director spots and three local school district trustee board positions. With four candidates going for four councillor spots and only one candidate for mayor,

current councillor Ute Juras, the Village of Canal Flats’ new council will be automatically declared elected by acclamation. However elections will be taking place in for the District of Invermere, with 10 councillor and two mayoral candidates, recumbent mayor Gerry Taft and councillor Al Miller, throwing their hats into the ring. Radium will also see an election to whittle down the list of six councillor candidates to just four. Mayor Dee Conklin

stands unopposed to reclaim her seat. Wendy Booth will regain her position as Area F Director, while two candidates will run for the role in the Regional District’s Area G. The three Windermere school board trustee spots will be filled by Jim Jenkinson, Amber Byklum and Rosemary Oaks. For more on the elections, including details on all of the candidates, see The Pioneer’s special Election Supplement on October 28th.

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EDDIE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL ARENA 502 – 13th Street (public parking lot behind arena)

Date Saturday, October 22, 2011 Time 10 am – 3 pm

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics. WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

IF I RETURN MY RECYCLABLE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, HOW DO I KNOW MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WON’T BE SEEN OR STOLEN? For your own personal security you need to take adequate steps to ensure that no private data remains on your electronic products prior to donation or return to a Collection Site. Once an electronic item has been delivered to an Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site, it will not be reused. All items collected will be recycled. ESABC, Encorp, or Return-It™ does not accept any liability for any data that remains on your electronic products. WHAT IF I HAVE A TELEVISION OR COMPUTER MONITOR WITH A SMASHED SCREEN? Monitors and televisions with smashed screens are considered hazardous materials under provincial regulations and can only be accepted at specific locations as they require special handling procedures. Find these locations at

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40th annual ball By Joshua Estabrooks Pioneer Staff Get your dancing shoes on Columbia Valley, you don’t want to miss the 40th annual Fireman’s Ball, taking place on Saturday, October 22nd at the Invermere Community Hall. The event will include live music by Cranbrook based band Canadian Crossfire, said longtime firefighter, and Captain of the Invermere Fire Rescue Service, Jason Roe. “They’re a country rock band and they play all original music,” he explained. Refreshments will be served between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m.. The evening will include a variety of games and activities, including a silent auction, to encourage attendees to open their wallets. All of the funds raised goes towards extra gear the firemen need that may not be covered by their budget, said Mr. Roe. “The main purpose of the evening is to raise much needed funds for new equipment that makes our work safer, which in turn benefits the public.” Tickets for the dinner cost $30, and are available from any Invermere firefighter or by calling Mr. Roe at 250-342-5241. Mr. Roe has attended 17 of the last 40 firemen’s balls and said that the event should be fun for all involved.

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Pioneer Classifieds s obituary s Elizabeth “Betty” Haluck (LADYKA) 1922-2011 Elizabeth passed away peacefully on October 14th, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 88. Betty was predeceased by her first husband John Lafyka (1975 ); and her second husband Albert Haluck (2002) and her son Kelvin Ladyka (2010). Betty is survived by her two daughters, Darlyne (John Shane) and Charolette (Adam Pasowisty). She is also survived by her two sisters Polly Thompson and Ruth Rudnisky as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Internment to follow at a later date in Invermere, BC. E-mail expressions of sympathy to : Subject heading: Elizabeth Haluck. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1605-100 Street SE-Google/GPS242013 Garden Road SE, Calgary, AB. Tel: 403-272-5555 or

connor david VANDERVEEN July 11, 1996 - October 10, 2011 Jesus said “Let the children come to me for to them belongs the kingdom of heaven”. On October 10, 2011 at 5:40 p.m., Jesus took Connor by the hand and led him to eternal glory. Connor was much loved by his parents Jerry and Geraldine and his amazing siblings Kaitlin, Kyle (Jill) and Lauren. He also leaves behind his Grandpa and Grandma, Gerben and Charlene Vanderveen and Opa and Oma, Peter and Teena Oudman, Super Oma Oudman, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Connor may have had a broken body, but God gave to him a special spirit. He was well known for his beautiful red hair and blue eyes and infectious giggle, as well as his “go away”, “too big”and so many, many Connorisms that will give us life-lasting memories. A celebration of life was held at Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church, Calgary, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Connor’s family through . We ask that you not send flowers but honour Connor’s memory instead by making a donation to CASA Connor, an organization created in his honor ( www. A huge thank you to Doctors Casey, Blackwood, Bross, the PICU team and nurses on Unit 3 at the Children’s Hospital, the AMAZING staff at the Rotary Flames House and Emily Follensbee School and all our family and friends. Dance, run and quad, free of pain! Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 403-265-1199.

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Something for Everyone ! Friday, October 21st 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, October 22nd 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2887 Kootenay Road #3. Use south entrance.

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 far end of the Service B.C. building, 625-4th Street, Invermere. The Radium Friendship Group meets at 8 p.m. Friday at the Catholic Church, east side of Main Street, Radium. Call 250-342-2424 for more info.

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.

Missing on Columbia Lake. Two orange paddleboats & one double kayak. Please call 250-342-5215.

Yard Sale at Carriage Court Apartments on Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2011 #3-218-10th Avenue. Cookware, tools, knick-knacks, and much more.

ANNOUNCEMENT Windy Café . . . is now open for lunch from 11:30a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and dinner as always from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy 10% off all orders.

Edgewater/Radium Healthcare Halloween Tea & Bake Sale. At the Edgewater Legion Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011. $5.00/ per person.

s obituary s Jenny weir Jenny Weir died peacefully in her sleep on Oct 14th, 2011. She was 94 years old. Jenny was born in Wilmer and lived in the valley until she studied nursing at the University of Alberta and completed her Masters of Nursing at Columbia in New York. She was the Director of Nursing at Queen’s University before transferring to the University of Toronto where she worked several years as a Professor of Nursing. Upon her retirement she returned to the valley where she built a house at Fairmont Hot Springs. Jenny kept busy with her family and friends, in particular Kirk Sandford who share her love of cross-word puzzles and dancing. Jenny is survived by her nieces and nephews Wendy Panattoni, Barry Weir, Brian Weir and Nancy Ballard.

Weekend Hours Trial at the Valley Fitness Center NOW Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays until the end of December. (IF successful we will continue into the New Year) See you there! 2nd Annual ARTS ALIVE CRAFT SALE at Pynelogs Cultural Center, Invermere Saturday Dec 10, 10 am to 5 pm Limited space available for vendors of Fine Art and Crafts. Email for application and information:

REWARD! Lost wallet at The Race Trac Gas Station around 5 p.m. last Saturday. Call 403-681-1293.

CHEERS & JEERS Cheers to Cody at Walker’s Auto Repair for taking the time out of his busy day to figure out what was wrong with my car. Your customer service is awesome and I now know why Walker’s is always busy. You guys rock! Jeers to the faceless crusader who keeps putting sticks and logs behind places on the dirt bike trails south of Rushmere. You have intentionally placed hazards which will cause some kid to end up in the hospital or worse. You should be ashamed!

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Cheers to the canny waitress in the Chalkboard Café who found me my “fresh” cup of coffee and my “fresh” egg last Saturday. She made munch so much fun!

Lost ­— boy’s navy blue hockey jacket (size YXS). Name on jacket: Douglas-Neudorf. Please call 250341-6211.

Cheers to Tim Hortons, Kicking Horse Coffee, and Subway for planting trees and landscaping their commercial road frontages.

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In front of Gerry’s Gelati (Corner of 7th ave & 12th street) nd

Saturday, October 22 , 11 a.m. Antique fridge, kitchen stuff, some furniture and assorted junk! Cheap, Cheap, Cheap. Fill up your basement!

If your vehicle has been towed by the RCMP, and if you requested Accurate Towing to do the job and the RCMP wouldn’t allow us to do the tow, please give us a call. We need your information.

A ccurate Towing and Recovery

250-347-9814 • 250-342-5838

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Cheers to the 2 gentlemen from Spur Valley Golf Course who stopped to help me change a wheel on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10th. It would have taken me a great deal longer without your help. Thank You!

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

Large 3-bdrm house on the lake in Invermere, furnished, sharing with one other, available with own bath, all appliances, $500/month, cable internet, and utilities included, 250-342-1791.

1-bdrm lower level walkout suite. Lots of windows, close to D/T and beach. Includes W/D, N/S. $825/ month utilities included. 250-3423790.

1-bdrm separate entrance, utilities included. Available immediately. Call 250-347-9719.

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.


4-bdrm, 2-bath home in upper Wilder Subdivision. Close to everything. Great views, fenced yard, 1 pet OK. Ref. required, N/S. $1,100/month + utilities + DD. Occupancy negotiable. Call 250342-5686.

Cheers to the red head at Invermere Petro Canada, your customer service is impeccable. And your wealth of information is wonderful. Keep up the good work! Signed, A weekender from Alberta. Cheers to Kuba Sumbera for creating such an awesome event this weekend. The Swansea Scramble was a huge success because of your ambitious ideas! Cheers to the Columbia Valley Cycling Society for an amazing trail creation, maintenance, and providing such a great service to the community! Special thanks from the DTSS Cross Country running team. Jeers to the person who sideswiped our car in the Bargain Store parking lot October 5th and forgot to stop! Cheers to my child’s teacher. You work hard and we appreciate all you do for the children in your class! Cheers to the folks at the Book Bar. You guys are awesome! Cheers to Breanne Shaw. Happy 21st Birthday! Cheers to all of our valley friends for attending our wedding in Lethbridge. Special cheers to Marlise for catching the bouquet. Darren you are next! – Matt & Corrina. Cheers to the Edgewater Rec. Society for putting on an incredible brunch! Food was awesome and everyone was happy. Thanks from the Edgewater, Windermere, and Panorama Fire Fighters training in Edgewater that day.

storage STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park, 250-342-3166.

COMMERCIAL SPACE Rent/Sell approx 2400 sq. ft. between Home Renovation Center & Fitz Flooring. For more information please call Lorne @ 250-270-0102. 864 sq.ft. warehouse space with loading dock, unheated, $625/ month. Available immediately. Call 250-342-3637. For lease – Approx. 3,000 sq. ft., 503-7th Ave, below gone Hollywood and Valley Spas – Beside Back Door Wine Cellar. Overhead door/heated. $5.00/per sq. ft. triple net. Call 250342-0603 or 250-341-5845. For lease or sale 1200 sq. ft. 2 bay shop with fenced yard located Invermere Crossroads on Hwy 93/95. Excellent exposure great lease options. Call 250-342-5667. For lease approximately 2800 sq. ft. across from the Invermere Post Office. Contact Gordon at 250-3429271. 2 private office spaces for rent in D/T Invermere. Approximately 500 sq. ft. each. Please call John at 250409-4117.

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, 250-3420838. 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, and parking. DD required. N/S, pets possible. Call Joan at 250-3427517 for more information and availability. Radium, 2-bdrm apartment, D/T, bright. $850/month with hydro, 5 appliances, DD required. Call 250347-6420. Radium, brand new, furnished lower level suite for rent. 2-bdrm, 2-bath, lots of windows, bright and clean. Available immediately, N/S, N/P. $750/month + utilities. 250342-3790.


Brand new large, bright, 2-bdrm basement suite in D/T Invermere. Private entrance and enclosed patio, all new appliances, N/S, N/P, $800/month + utilities, 1 year lease preferred, references required, available immediately, 403-874-0483.

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

2-bdrm, 1.5-bath upper suite in Radium. Shared laundry, large back yard, garage included. $600/month + hydro. Call 250-347-9970.

Fairmont – 2 private office spaces for rent in Hot Springs Studio/Yoga/ Wellness Centre in the Fairmont Village Mall. Call Jan for more info 250-342-1191.

Beautiful 1,200 sq. ft. luxury apartment 2-bdrm, 2-bath, 5 appliances must be seen. N/S, N/P $1,200/month + hydro. References required. Available immediately. E-mail or 250-342-5805. Bright, quiet, partially furnished, 1-bdrm basement suite in Wilder Subdivision. Close to all amenities. Includes 4 appliances, W/D, propane F/P. Long-term tenant preferred. Available immediately. $650/month including utilities, DD required, N/P, N/S. Call 403-8164321. Bright, furnished, 1-bdrm basement suite in Invermere. $550/ month includes utilities & cable, N/S. Single person preferred. 250342-0337. Large 2 bdrm walkout suite in Fairmont. Fully updated, bright, shared laundry, $850/month + hydro, wireless included. Jenny Bueckert, Maxwell Realty Invermere, 250-342-5711 or info@ Bright 1-bdrm basement suite. Close to schools & D/T, W/D, wood stove with wood. Looking for mature tenant. $600/month includes hydro. N/S in suite. 250417-0762. 1-bdrm suite - private, walking distance to everything. N/S in suite. $575/month includes hydro. 250427-0762. Radium, bachelor suite with laundry & kitchen. $350/month includes utilities. 250-347-6420. Invermere – large, bright, 2-bdrm basement suite with separate entrance. Appliances shared, W/D, central location, 2 blocks to D/T, school, hospital. 3 blocks to groceries & beach. Pets OK, N/S, available now. $675/month + utilities. Call Grant 403-493-1245.

Clean, new, 3-bdrm upper suite on 13th Ave in Invermere. N/S, DD required, F/P, D/W, jacuzzi tub. $1,125/month includes utilities. Available immediately. 250-2700745.

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INVERMERE: Lake Windermere Pointe starting at $900/month; furnished or not; pool, underground parking, elevator and much more. WINDERMERE: Furnished 2 bdrm. cottage for October 1. Nice yard! $900 plus utilities. INVERMERE: 2 bdrm. furnished condo, storage room, central location at $800 plus utilities. BLACK FOREST VILLAGE: 2 bdrm. unfurnished town home, long-term at $900 plus utilities. RADIUM: 4 bdrm. home, unfurnished long-term, no pets or smoking at $1350 plus utilities. CANAL FLATS: Newer 2 bdrm. town home $850 plus utilities.

Contact Dave or Eric


3-bdrm, 1-bath, 4 appliances, N/S, available Oct. 15th. $900/month. Call 250-342-3195. Wilmer: 2-bdrm log home, large fenced yard and, detached workshops, perfect for couple for 2 singles. Small pets welcome. Some furnishings. Wood heat on main + basement oil furnace and W/D. $1,000/month. Available immediately. Call to submit application with references. Ed English 250-342-1194 or Jan Klimek 250-342-1195. janklimek@ 1-bdrm house on developed acreage. Quiet, great water, view of Purcells. 4 appliances, fireplace, greenhouse & garden. Affordable country living for $525/month/ 250-347-6575.

Windermere 4-bdrm, 3-bath home. Fully furnished, available Sept.May. $920/month + utilities. Call 250-342-2135.

In Radium, long-term, cozy & bright. 2-bdrm, 2-bath trailer on private lots. All appliances including W/D large fenced lot with outbuildings for storage. $850/ month + utilities.

Weekly vacation rental Sayulita Riviera Nayarit. Traditional 2-bdrm, 2-bath. Mexican house, very private, secure, large garden with pool. Contact Giselle, 250-688-1004.

Invermere cozy, small 1-bdrm home for long-term rental. Newly painted and clean. Shower only! Excellent for one person. $650/ month includes utilities. Call 250342-3841.

New Invermere 3-bdrm townhouse 3-full bath, 5 appliances, hardwood floors, large deck, developed basement. Beautiful views, near Sobeys. Available August 1st, N/P. $1,140/month + utilities. Call 403-703-0930 for more info. Open house every Saturday!

2-bdrm farm house in Fairmont Hot Springs. Available until April. $550/month + utilities. Rent is conditional to caring for animals in our park & light snow removal. Remuneration for caretaking duties available. Please call Funtasia 250345-4511 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or 250345-4558 evening.

2-year-old Invermere T/H for rent. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 5 appliances, developed basement, 2 F/P, large deck with spectacular views. Beautiful kitchen with H/W floors. $1050/month + utilities. Open house every Saturday. Call 403703-0930.

Log home on acreage and lake on Toby Bench. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appliances, 2 F/P, woodstove. Some pets OK, smokers welcome. Available immediately. $1,000/ month + DD + utilities. 250-3420848.

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Large 4-bdrm furnished house for rent. Can be rented as 2 suites separately or the whole house. Walking distance to town, great location. 6 month lease, no partiers, N/P, references required, available immediately. $475/ month/per room, $950/month/ per suite/ or $1599/month/whole house, all-inclusive. Great for skiers or workers. E-mail: mjjbug88@ 403-678-3087.

1-bdrm condo near Sobeys for $600/month. 2-bdrm condo $625/ month. N/S, N/P. Call 250-3426255.

Fully furnished , ground floor 2-bdrm, 2-bath unit at Lake Windermere Point. Close to the beach & walking distance to D/T , access to heated pool, fitness room and hot tub included. $1,250/ month + utilities. Jenny Buekert, Maxwell Realty Invermere. Call 250-342-5711 or

Windermere 3-bdrm mobile home, 5 appliances, large deck in yard, quiet street close to schools & beach. $900/month + utilities. 403-286-1132. Purcell Point 3-bdrm new T/H, sleeps 6, includes BBQ, full kitchen. Close to D/T & 5 mins to lake. Available immediately. $1,500/ month utilities included. 403-6306903. 3-bdrm, 1-bath home for rent in D/T Invermere with nice yard, N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $1,350/month + utilities. Call 250341-1182.

CONDO FOR RENT Windermere Lakeview Meadows Spacious, luxury, 3-bdrm, 2½ 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. Available immediately. 250-688-0512. Hillcrest Apartments has 2-bdrm apartments, $800/month, utilities included, fully furnished, all in 250341-1182. 3-bdrm, 2-bath Condo in Pinewood Complex in Radium. $800/month includes utilities. N/S, N/P, and available immediately. 403-4728992.

Condo for rent in Radium, Copper Horne Towne. Newly renovated, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, A/C, F/P, 2 patios. $750/month. 403-702-3002. 3-bdrm, 2.5-bath, Jade Landing condo. Includes fridge, stove, D/W, W/D, M/W. Available November 1st. $875/month + $900 DD, N/S, N/P, very clean. Potter.jodi@ 412-398-5737. Fairmont – Ground floor 1-bdrm in T/H style condo in quiet complex. Walk in closet, full kitchen with 4 appliances, in suite W/D, wraparound deck, laminate and ceramic flooring. Huge bay windows in dining room, eat-in bar with stools, large windows everywhere, very bright, very clean suite. Rent includes water/sewer, cable, and high speed internet. Complex located just down the hill from the Resort in The Ridge Phase II. Call or text 780-945-0508 or email

Luxury living at Bighorn Meadows Resort overlooking the 18th green at the Radium Springs Golf Course. Rent as a 2 bdrm, 2 bath (approx. 1,300 sq. ft.) or add the lock out to rent as a 3 bdrm, 3 bath (1,694 sq. ft.) Fully furnished unit with well equipped kitchen. Includes living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 full bath, A/C, electric F/P, W/D, utilities, cable TV and WiFi. Lockout includes 1 king bed, full bath, kitchenette, A/C. Wrap around deck has a gas grill. Amenities include outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Sorry N/S, N/P. For photos & additional info visit 2 bdrm rental $1,550/month; 3 bdrm $1,750/month with 1 year lease + 1 month DD. Willing to negotiate rate for 55+ mature responsible couple. Call 403-880-7846 or info@

2-bdrm, 2-bath condo in Radium. Beautifully furnished, only $850/month hydro included. Jenny Bueckert, Maxwell Realty Invermere. Call 250-342-5711 or Invermere Parkside Condo: 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appliances R2000 energy efficient. Walk anywhere. Available immediately. $900-$1000/ month + utilities, N/S, small pets negotiable, DD & references required. 250-342-0853 or info@

LOT/ACREAGE FOR SALE For sale in Edgewater, 11.254 acres with older home, 3 connections for town water. Asking $500,000. 250845-2566.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 2002 Winfield Mobile Home occupied for 4 years. Good condition. Must be moved! Porch and propane tank included. $50,000. 250-342-6188.



Mountain Home

4x4 Pickup truck or SUV. Japanese and European makes preferred. Under $9,000. Call 250-341-2200.

For Sale Affordable home for sale in Canal Flats! 3 bdrms, 1250 sq. ft. beautifully decorated, newly renovated main bathroom, 6 appliances, ensuite. Unfinished basement with toilet & wash basin. Detached 2 car garage, large fenced yard, new propane furnace. Asking $269,000. Call 250-421-3126 or email for photos or more info.

condo FOR SALE Ski to your door, fully furnished 1-bdrm condo, F/P, deck, heated parking, swimming pool, and hot tubs. Tamarack Lodge, Panorama, BC, $115,000 Firm. Call 250-3426858 after 6 p.m. 3-bdrm nearly new Radium Town Home. Fully developed with walkout basement, garage, heat pump, wood trim throughout, custom window coverings. Indoor/ outdoor pool and fitness center nearby. $299,900 Phone: 250-3420183.


Quaint 1100 sq. ft. home for sale in Edgewater.

Close to elementary school & river. Large 80 ft. x 200 ft. lot with mature trees. Excellent access with both side and back alleys. Fully renovated & new electrical. Asking $283,000. Call Gayle at 250-4099130.

misc. for sale Quality Top Soil and Manure. Top Soil $160/dump truckload, $70/pick-up load. Manure $100/ pick-up load, delivery extra. Call 250-342-1268. Hot Tub Rentals Week or Weekend Rates. Valley Spas, 250-342-3922. 302V8 + 3SPEED TRANSMISSION MODIFIED MOTOR to many extras to list. Best Offer. 250-341-7393. 700R Chevy Transmission custom built originally paid $3,000. Best Offer. 250-341-7393. Firewood! Birch, Larch, Fir & Pine cut, split, delivered. ½ cords & full cords starting at $150. Call 250688-0143. Support Rockies Hockey! Pine, Fir, dry and split. To order call 250342-6908. Leveling kit for 2003-2006 Dodge Ram. $300 OBO. 250-409-9130.

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. Top quality Hay and Straw, alfalfa/grass round bales. Call Elkhorn Ranch. 250-342-0617. Large Jacuzzi bathtub with pumps in excellent condition. $300 250342-3841. Aluminum deck railing, price dependant on quantity. 2-person hot tub $200 OBO. 1995 Ford truck bumper $100 OBO. Spiral stair case $200 OBO. 250-342-3569. 2-year old, 18 kw, direct drive electric furnace. $350 OBO. Call 403-889-0343 or 250-342-8851.

recreation vehicles

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

HOMES FOR SALE 3-bdrm, 3-bath modern, open concept, architecturally designed, hardwood & tile floors, vaulted ceilings, garage and family room. Built in 2002, no updating required. 1800-15th Ave, Invermere. $359,000. Phone 250-342-7329.

misc. for sale

Lost “Coco” on Windermere Beach on Oct. 17th, 2011. Please call 250341-6043.

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

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WANTED Do you have a cheesey old velvet painting gathering dust in your basement? Well how would you like to contribute that old gawdy piece to one of the fastest growing velvet painting collections in the valley? Nothing is too old or too small, if you have one you’d like to get rid of, please give Josh a call @ 250-341-6299. Used ride-on-lawn mower in good condition. Call 250-342-3264.

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

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VEHICLES for sale



help wanted

help wanted

4 Toyo Winter Tires 225/60R17 low mileage. $600. 250-688-1434.

1986 CHEVY ½ TON, no motor, LOTS OF ACCESSORIES. Best Offer. MUST GO! 250-341-7393.

Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089.

Invermere Sharpening Carbide and Steel Sharpening Services. Carbide Saw Re-Tipping. Saw-Blades Router-Bits, PlanerKnives, Hole-Saws, Ice Auger Blades, Knives, Scissors, and Much More. 250-341-5447, 345 Blair St. Athalmer.

Part-time job, Full-time income potential.

Financial World Opportunity

It’s true work as much or as little as you like. Earn 30% commission as an independent representative selling sterling silver jewellery. Along with the trips and free jewellery, being an independent representative is also a fun way to earn some extra money. Call me to find out how 250-341-5956.

You must be teachable, flexible, self-starter and willing to take short course prior to starting work. Tuition of $448.00. Will be reimbursed upon successful completion of course. Final course mark will influence starting guaranteed. Call John 250-3422509.

1977 21 ft. Tandem Axel Terry Trailer. Sleeps 6, very clean, fridge, stove and bathroom. Call 250-4270762. $2,500. Hankook winter tires on rims. Used 1 winter 215/65R16 98T (used on Dodge caravan) $500. 250-3426491. Cast iron woodstove. Asking $750 OBO. Call 250-342-9390. Moving. Must sell dining room table, 8 chairs, china cabinets, coffee table, end table. All in excellent condition. Call 250-3425184. Freezer for sale in good condition. 35”(W) x22”(D)x32”(H). $125. 250-688-0521. 3 year old stove self-cleaning, like new. $100 OBO. 250-341-8187. White fridge $150. Glass top stove $300. White D/W $150 OBO. 250347-9399.

VEHICLES for sale 1988 Ford F-150 4x4, 4 inch lift, 285 75R16 Hankook 6-month old, truck came from Washington State. Body in great condition, no rust, 351 engine, 5-speed, 40,000 miles on rebuilt engine, 15,000 miles on Transmission. Solid truck, very clean. $5,000. 250-427-0762. 1997 Ford Grand Marquis. 124,000 original km, mint condition, winter tires, good gas mileage, owned by 91-year-old gentleman. Asking $3,900. Call 250-342-9600. 2003 Toyota Corolla Sport. 50 MPG! 168,000 kms, alloy wheels, A/C, new brakes, new windshield. 4 Toyo G02 winter tires on rims. $5,995. Call 250-342-6543 or 250342-5470. 2003 Jeep Liberty. 84,000 km excellent condition inside & out. 4x4 limited edition, just inspected. $10,500 OBO. 250-341-5560 or 250-270-0389.

services 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 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.

Cleaning Service Commercial & Residential Free! From chemicals. Free! From viruses & germs. Call 250-342-2509

Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time. Huge Sale Call a professional today Free In-Home Consultation Shannon’s Blinds & Designs 250-342-5749 “Covering the Valley – One Window At A Time” Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207, Furnace & duct cleaning services using the patented rotobrush system. Call AQUAIR for free estimates, 250-342-5089. Sammy’s Garlic Farm! Organic hardneck garlic still available. $10/ per lb. Call 250-342-3921.

LBO Autobody Your Fender Bender Mender & The Valley Shine Shop Keep your vehicle free of salt & road grime. Have it detailed. Basic – deluxe packages available. Drop in for a free estimate on paint and body work @ #35 109 Industrial Rd #2, 250-342-9696. Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250-341-1235. Executive Typing Services, Over 20 years word processing experience. Resumes, manuals, data entry, and more. Accurate and fast! 250-270-0254. Red Rock Contracting Masonry Work, River rock Walls, Glass blocks Etc. . . Tile and Slate, Installations, Interlocking Paving Stones, Retaining Wall Systems, Repairs, Etc. . . For Estimates Call 250-341-6869. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Dry in 1 hour! Serving the Valley since 2006. Call 250-688-0213.

ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt 250-342-3569 Chinook handyman services specializing in decks, garages and small renos. Please call Doug at 250-345-2164 or 250-341-1619. Local Website Design: Designer seeking new clients, specializing in small to medium websites, blogs or portfolios. Initial meeting and quotes are free. www. Gel Nails, Pedicures, and Manicures! Competitive rates and professional service. Available days, evenings, and weekends. Ask about my fall specials! 250-341-7272.

help wanted Director for a fall, spring or winter theatre production. Contact Bruce Robinson (Lake Windermere Players) 250-347-9021.

VIVA BARISTA! VIVA LA REVOLUTION! A revolution is brewing at the Kicking Horse Café. A revolution fired by the desire to create the ultimate cup; in two words,

Espresso Perfection. As a BARISTA you will join the ranks of Kicking Horse Coffee craftspeople, creating coffee and espresso based works of art and providing a level of service that is second to none. Pulling the perfect shot, transforming milk into rich, velvety decadence and sharing your passion with the masses will not so much be a job, as it will be a vocation. We’ll supply the tools and training – you will work the magic. P/T shifts available. May lead to F/T hours over holidays and summer. To enlist, please email your application to jobs@ or drop off a resume @ the Cafe. We will contact successful recruits. 3.25 x 4.6”

help wanted

SNOW REMOVAL OPERATOR The Village of Canal Flats has recently purchased a snow removal truck and is seeking proposals for an operator/driver. The successful candidate will be required to remove snow from streets, roads and municipal parking lots within the Village of Canal Flats. The operator will work on an “on-call basis” from November 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. Please submit a proposal including expected rate of pay, experience and availability to the address below. Closing date is November 1, 2011 at 4 PM. Proposals will be received at the Village office: Village of Canal Flats PO Box 159, 8853 Grainger Road Canal Flats, BC V0B 1B0

CAREERS AT CBT MANAGER, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CBT has an opening for a Manager of Planning and Development. Qualified applicants should have familiarity and/or experience with local government and strong financial and economic analysis skills. A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at or requested Twitter from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Twitter Please forward resumes to by noon (Pacific) November 9, 2011 for consideration. • 1.800.505.8998

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help wanted

help wanted

Rocky River Grill in Invermere, BC requires (2) Food Service Supervisor.

We have an opening for a Certified Dental Assistant at our office in Invermere, BC. We are looking for a gentle, organized and motivated person to join our team. The position is 4 days/week and could move to 5 days/week in the future. We could also consider a 2 days/ week position. Please fax resume to Dr. Pat O’Sullivan at 250-342-3561 or

$13.75/per hour, 40/hours per week + benefits. Must be able to work flexible hours. Completion of High School and experience is an asset. Duties: Supervise and co-ordinate activities of staff who prepare and portion food. Estimate order ingredients and supplies. Maintain records of stock, repairs, sales, and wastage. Prepare and submit reports. Supervise and check assembly of trays and delivery of food trolleys. Establish methods to meet work schedules. Train staff in job duties, sanitation & safety procedures. Must be able to work in a fastpaced environment & work well under pressure. Tight deadlines, combination of sitting, standing, and walking and all other duties and responsibilities as required. Please fax resume to Attention Mr. Justin Atterbury 250-342-8889.

F/T or P/T hairstylist wanted at Valley Hairstyling. Call 250-3426355. Experienced Hungarian cook for seasonal F/T work April – October 2012. Apply to Citadella Resturant in Radium, BC. $15/hour, medical, vacation pay, room & board available. Send resume to: info@

Please call 250-341-6299 to place your classified ad.

Invermere Fire Rescue is seeking to enlarge its complement of volunteers.

Myth: Change your ads all the time. Readers get tired of the same thing. Reality: Develop a good campaign, or theme for your ads. Stick with that one campaign, and only make small changes of headlines or details. Call Kathy at 250-341-6299 to find out more.


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Invermere Fire Rescue is an active unit of community volunteers, operating on a paid on-call basis. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, these volunteers are ready to help in any emergency. On average, there are 100 calls a year, ranging from fire suppression to road rescue. As well as responding to calls, every Tuesday night between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. these volunteers train at the Invermere Fire Hall and the Invermere Fire Training Facility. Training is set to industry standards and is an ongoing, continuing process. Every fifth Sunday, volunteers have call-out duty at the fire hall and inspect equipment to ensure it is ready to go. Volunteers also have opportunities to gain further education in the field of firefighting, urban fire suppression and rescue techniques, by attending outside courses. Several of our volunteers have moved on to careers in full-time departments. If you live in our service area, are of legal age, are physically fit, want a challenge and have a desire to help your neighbour, drop by the fire hall and see if we’re an organization to which you would like to belong.

Roger Ekman, Fire Chief Invermere Fire Rescue 626 – 4th Ave, Box 1042 Invermere BC V0A 1K0


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The Alpine Club of Canada is seeking a

Snow Removal from Visitor Walkway in Kootenay National Park of Canada Parks Canada requires the provision of a qualified contractor to provide snow removal services on the sidewalk in Kootenay National Park. This contract will run from November 10, 2011 until March 31, 2012. The proposed work involves snow removal and de-icing of the sidewalk from the West Gate of Kootenay National Park to the Radium Hot Pool in Kootenay National Park, a distance of approximately 1.75 kilometers. All materiel, equipment and labor required to complete the said works will be supplied by the successful bidder. INFORMATION PACKAGES, BID REQUIREMENTS AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OUTLINING THE WORK TO BE DONE AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM: Eloise Meredith Administration and Contracts Officer Lake Louise, Yoho, Kootenay Field Unit P.O. Box 220, Radium Hot Springs, B.C. VOA 1M0 Phone (250) 347-6622 Fax (250) 347-6621 All bids must be received no later than Wednesday November 09 , 2011 at 2: 00 P.M. M.S.T. The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Enlèvement de la neige du trottoir pour les visiteurs, dans le parc national du Canada Kootenay. Parcs Canada est à la recherche d‘un maître d‘œuvre qualifié pour enlever la neige du trottoir dans le parc national Kootenay. Le contrat entrera en vigueur le 10 novembre 2011 et prendra fin le 31 mars 2012. Le travail à exécuter comprend l‘enlèvement de la neige et le dégivrage du trottoir depuis le poste d‘entree ouest du parc national Kootenay jusqu`à la piscine d‘eau thermale dans le parc national Kootenay, sur une distance d‘environ 1,75 km. Le soumissionnaire retenu sera responsable de fournir tout l`équipement et la main-d`œuvre nécessaire a l‘exécution des travaux. ON PEUT OBTENIR LES TROUSSES D‘INFORMATION, LES CONDITIONS D`OFFRE ET LE CADRE DE RÉFÉRENCE AINSI QUE LES DÉTAILS POUR LE TRAVAIL À EXÉCUTER DE : Eloise Meredith Agent, administration et contrats Unité de gestion Lake Louise, Yoho et Kootenay B.P. 220 Radium Hot Springs (C.-B.) V0A 1M0 Tél. (250) 347-6622 Fax (250) 347-6621 Les offres doivent nous parvenir au plus tard le mercredi 9 novembre, 2011 à 14 h HNR. La Couronne se réserve le droit de négocier directement avec les fournisseurs pour tout besoin d`approvisionnement.

full-time Finance Manager for its national office in Canmore, Alberta. As the senior finance and administrative manager in the organization, you will report directly to the Executive Director ensuring effective direction and implementation of the Club’s finance and accounting functions including: • • • • • • • •

preparation of month end statements HR including payroll, WCB, ROE, benefits administration AR/AP GST returns charity returns charitable receipting annual audit annual budget

A professional designation would be a definite asset as would experience in fund accounting. Visit for the full job profile. Submit resume and cover letter prior to October 31, 2011 to: with “Finance Manager” in subject area. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Cadets in town for field training exercises Members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets 1813 Fort Steele Company, including young people from Cranbrook and the Invermere platoon, participated in a three day field training exercise at the The Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club’s property near Lake Lillian last weekend. The training exercise took place from October 14th16th, and included instruction in wilderness survival, first aid and air rifle practice, as well as making and breaking up camp. A total of 24 cadets took part in the exercise, earning valuable experience and training as part of the free program.  

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Trying to embrace change By Katherine Hough Interim Pastor in Charge Christ Church Trinity Most folks know the story of Moses and the exodus of the enslaved Israelites from Egypt. Despite trials and tribulations he successfully shepherded his group across a barren wasteland to the very edge of the land promised to them by God. In the process this disparate group of men and women forged themselves into a cohesive community ready (or almost ready) to take on the challenges of nationhood. They tested God and had been tested and most who left Egypt had long since died. Those now standing with Moses were eager to begin a new life, having grown up surrounded by God’s presence. Moses, according to the stories, was 120 years old when

the Israelites finally made it to the Jordan and were told that they would not cross over to this new land, this place of new beginnings. He was of the old group, the last to have left Egypt and it was only the new, the strong, the ones steeped in God’s covenant who would pass over. I can only imagine the heartbreak of Moses knowing that what he worked, sacrificed and suffered for would not be his. This was a new world and it needed someone with a new vision to take the Israelites in. It is like a Chief Executive of a successful company who is asked to step aside to let the ‘young blood’ move forward and take the company to greater heights. It is a challenge to the old guard to let the young take up the mantle, but if growth is to occur the old must give way to the young, the new — the risk takers. In our lives and our churches we also struggle with balancing the old with the new. Too often we stagnate out of fear of change, lost to the promptings of the Spirit to move forward. We are challenged to recognize the benefit of new things and be willing to embrace them with the conviction, like Moses’, that what has gone before is past and new vistas beckon. We are empowered by God’s Spirit to move forward secure in God’s love. Let us do so.

75th birthday for Edgewater Hall Submitted by Tammy Tutte The Edgewater Community Hall has just celebrated its 75th birthday with a brunch on Sunday, October 16th, put on by the new board of directors along with some wonderful volunteers. Attended by well over 100 people the brunch was a delicious success! It was amazing to see various residents of Edgewater and people from around the valley, eating, laughing, visiting and taking in the slide show provided by Barry Moore. Pictured, left to right: Kara Stringer, Tanya Smith, Jesse Simpkins, Sharon Pasowisty, Nicole Gionette, Mary Holgate and Tammy Tutte — the new board of directors.

Lake Windermere Alliance Church Sunday, October 23rd 10:30 a.m.: Worship and Life Instruction,“B.I.B.L.E. Sunday”... Pastor Trevor ministering. “K.I.D.S” Church, for ages 3 - 5 and 6 - 10, during the Morning Service. Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • Windermere Valley Shared Ministry ANGLICAN-UNITED 9:00 a.m.: Worship at All Saint’s, Edgewater. 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere Interim Priest In Charge, Katherine Hough 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-6644 • or Valley Christian Assembly Sunday, 10 a.m.: Worship and Word Kids’ Church provided. Pastor Murray Wittke 4814 Highway 93/95, Windermere 250-342-9511 • 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 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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ROCKIES HOCKEY TEAM PLAYERS — The Columbia Valley Rockies are raring to go for the upcoming season under the leadership of new Head Coach Marc Ward. Inside this special hockey supplement you’ll find details on all the local players and game schedules to help you keep up to date with the Columbia Valley’s favourite hockey team. Pictured, left to right: Thomas Robinson from Prince Rupert, who now proudly wears jersey number 20; Damon Raven from Invermere, now number 9; Tyler Reay, now number 24; and Brendan Sage, now number 4. Photos by Kate Irwin

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CHEL ANDERSEN Hometown: Houston, BC Age: 18 Jersey: 8 Position: Defense Favourite NHL player: Duncan Keith Stanley Cup prediction: Ottawa Senators

AARON BARCLAY Hometown: Edmonton, AB Age: 18 Jersey: 18 Position: Right Wing Favourite NHL player: Cal Clutterbuck Stanley Cup prediction: Chicago Blackhawks

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JAYSON CANNELL Hometown: Port Coquitlam, BC Age: 19 Jersey: 19 Position: Right Wing Favourite player: Rick Nash Stanley Cup prediction: Vancouver Canucks

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BRUCE CORRIGAL Hometown: Calgary, AB Age: 19 Jersey: 31 Position: Goalie Favourite player: Marc-Andre Fleury & George Parros Stanley Cup prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins Introduced by

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CHAD DAVIDSON Hometown: Edmonton, AB Age: 18 Jersey: 22 Position: Left Wing Favourite player: Mike Peca Stanley Cup prediction: Edmonton Oilers

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SPENCER JOHNSTON Hometown: Abbotsford, BC Age: 18 Jersey: 3 Position: Defense Favourite player: Dion Phaneuf Stanley Cup prediction: San Jose Sharks

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KELLEN MARCHAND Hometown: Canal Flats, BC Age: 16 Jersey: 14 Position: Right Wing Favourite player: Sidney Crosby Stanley Cup prediction: Montreal Canadians Introduced by

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DAMON RAVEN Hometown: Invermere, BC Age: 16 Jersey: 9 Position: Right Wing Favourite player: Patrick Kane Stanley Cup prediction: Vancouver Canucks

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TYLER REAY Hometown: Dawson Creek, BC Age: 19 Jersey: 24 Position: Defense Favourite player: Jonathan Toews Stanley Cup prediction: Chicago Blackhawks



Hometown: Prince Rupert, BC Age: 19 Jersey: 20 Position: Left Wing Favourite player: Sidney Crosby Stanley Cup prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins

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BRENDAN SAGE Hometown: Invermere, BC Age: 17 Jersey: 4 Position: Defense Favourite player: Bobby Orr Stanley Cup prediction: Washington Capitals Introduced by

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TODD SYKES Hometown: Calgary, AB Age: 18 Jersey: 16 Position: Centre Favourite player: Patty Kane Stanley Cup prediction: Chicago Blackhawks Introduced by

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COLIN SEDDON Hometown: Chestermere, AB Age: 18 Jersey: 30 Position: Goalie Favourite player: Carey Price Stanley Cup prediction: Montreal Canadiens Introduced by

JORDAN STIMPSON Hometown: Chestermere, AB Age: 19 Jersey: 25 Position: Defense Favourite player: Paul Bissonnette Stanley Cup prediction: Calgary Flames Introduced by

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