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Man punished for hitting worker with car By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff A Calgary man is now under house arrest for striking a flag person with his car and driving down the highway with the roadside worker on the vehicle’s hood. In Invermere Provincial Court Friday, May 25th, Calgary man Bill Luu, 30, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, a charge from an incident on February 28th, 2011, when Mr. Luu ignored the directions of flag person Gary Lucko during a winter road closure. The court heard that Mr. Lucko was flagging by the Radium Hot Springs pools on Highway 93 when he instructed Mr. Luu to pull over into an adjacent parking area because the road was closed. Mr. Luu refused to obey the flagger and proceeded to drive through the road closure. Mr. Lucko stood in front of the vehicle and continued to tell Mr. Luu to pull over. In response, the Calgary man drove forward and struck Mr. Lucko in the legs with his vehicle.

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Fearing for his safety, the flagger jumped onto the hood of the car and desperately grabbed the windshield wipers while Mr. Luu continued to drive down the icy highway at a speed of 20 kilometres per hour. Mr. Lucko tried unsuccessfully to smash out the windshield of the vehicle with his portable hand pad to get Mr. Luu to stop, and after a 200-metre ride on the hood, Mr. Lucko fell off the vehicle.

“This is the last thing that a person based in that occupation should be faced with.” Andrew Mayes, Crown Counsel The Calgary man managed to stop and avoid running over Mr. Lucko. Mr. Luu then reversed his vehicle into a car of witnesses which was following behind. By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Thanks to resource company, Teck, the future of a 315-acre property located on the eastern shores of Columbia Lake is a hair’s breadth away from being secured. Those hoping to protect the swath of land, known as Lot 48, have been relentlessly fundraising for several years to try and purchase the $7.2 million lot from the Wilder family, who currently own the property. The fundraising campaign received a final big push on May 28th, when Teck Resources Ltd. made a well-received announcement.

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After getting up from the harrowing ordeal, Mr. Lucko and Mr. Luu exchanged heated words about the validity of the road closure. Police quickly arrived and arrested Mr. Luu for dangerous driving. “This is the last thing that a person based in that occupation should be faced with,” Crown Counsel Andrew Mayes told the courtroom. According to Crown Counsel, Mr. Lucko began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder soon after the incident and has not worked since. The Calgary man said that he was also suffering from major depression at the time of the incident. As a result of Mr. Luu’s actions, Judge William Grant Sheard ordered him under a four-month conditional house arrest sentence, six months probation, and a twoyear driving prohibition. “I really regret what happened,” Mr. Luu said. “I was being denied by the universe at every turn. I was never angry at the flagger. I was angry at the simple fact of not being able to go home.” “Teck is proud to support the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Ktunaxa Nation and local communities in working to protect this area of great cultural and ecological significance,” said Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck.“This investment will help conserve an important ecosystem in the headwaters of the Columbia River for the benefit of future generations.” Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair, thanked Teck and other funders for helping preserve a piece of land that is an integral part of Ktunaxa history. Nancy Newhouse of the Nature Conservancy said Teck’s donation, along with a $1 million boost from the Columbia Basin Trust, means they are “confident they can close,” but still need to finalize a few things.

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Open house success I would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped out with the detachment’s open house on May 24th. We had about 90 people attend. Many thanks to the Lions Club for hosting the beef-on-a-bun dinner and for fingerprinting the kids. Also, thanks to Tim Hortons for supplying the police food and drinks, and thanks to Canadian Tire and Home Hardware for the prizes. Cheers to our Restorative Justice volunteers for also sponsoring this event, and to all the Grade 3 kids in the valley for the posters. Don’t send your banking info A local citizen alerted us to the continuing common scam of receiving letters or faxes with requests for confidential business relationships. Somebody keeps getting a great deal of money and wants you to be the benefactor to the sum of $77.5 million. They want you to send in your banking information in exchange for 20 per cent of the money. The letter confirms that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks. Don’t fall for it! • On May 26th at 12:55 a.m., the Columbia Valley Detachment attended to a noisy party complaint on Radium Hill Rd. The male responsible for the party co-operated with RCMP and the music and noise was turned down. • On May 26th, a 29-year-old man was arrested when he was found to be outside past his 11 p.m. curfew, which was in place from a previous charge. The man was held in custody to be taken before a Justice of the Peace. • On May 27th, RCMP received a complaint of theft of a red and black Baja scooter. The scooter was stolen from the 1400 block of North St. in Windermere. • On May 27th at 10:30 a.m., police received a complaint that a 2012 Polaris ATV with Alberta plates had been stolen. The ATV was taken from the Hoodoo Campground in Fairmont Hot Springs. • On May 27th, at around the same time as the above theft was reported, the detachment was advised that a number of unlocked vehicles parked in the Hoodoo Campground were entered. A number of articles were stolen, included Oakley sunglasses and a TomTom GPS. Summer camping season is easy prey for thieves as many campers let their guard down and leave valuable items in the open. Campground owners/managers

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should be arranging for their own security patrols if they are in a position to do so. • On May 27th at 2:30 a.m., while conducting foot patrols at closing time outside the local bars in Invermere, police observed two men fighting. Police separated the two 19-year-old rookie-aged bar-drinking males and requested they simply depart the area. Being rookie-aged drinkers with a low level of intelligence, they decided to argue with the officers and refused to leave. In fact, they wanted to debate the issue. Unbeknownst to these two males, both Cst. Ralph and Cst. Myers were champion debaters in college. Both young drinkers were obliged to spend the night in cells and were given a ticket in the morning for being drunk in a public place. You told me to shut up During our recent detachment open house, Cpl. Phil Sullivan, our police dog officer, shared a story with me about an incident with his previous dog, Bo. I assured him the story would remain in my confidence! Bo was an excellent, aggressive police dog. When not working, the big tough police canine stayed with Phil and his family at home. As a police dog, he was not treated like a normal pet and wasn’t allowed to go out and play with all the other dogs and people in the ‘hood. If any animal or person used his street, they would receive the wrath of his authority in loud, aggressive barks. Bo would get strange looks from the other animals and owners, who were obviously thinking Bo was a little obnoxious and loud. Phil took notice of this behaviour and on one particular occasion had to discipline Bo and put him in his place. Bottom line to Bo: keep your mouth shut. When a police dog is disciplined for not behaving, they pretty much get it (unlike a dog I know, Taz). Bo happened to have his pen outside near the garage where the family car was parked. One particular morning around 5 a.m., Phil got a call from police dispatch who were wondering why the police were involved in a high-speed chase with his wife’s car. “Impossible,” Phil replied as he walked to the window to confirm the wife’s car was, it was gone. Stolen. Phil went outside and saw the broken glass on the ground. Bo was sitting up, alert to the fact Phil was outside. I have no doubt that if he could, Bo would have used sign language to say, “You told me to shut up, so I shut up.” Off Phil and Bo went to join the chase to retrieve the family car. With lights and sirens blowing, Bo was barking up a storm.

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RCMP hosts open house The Columbia Valley RCMP detachment opened its doors to the public on May 24th, inviting kids and adults alike to be locked in jail, get fingerprinted, and test out police equipment. Pictured, clockwise from top: 4-year-old Cynthia-Ann Bailey of Edgewater pretends to ride an RCMP snowmobile; local police puppy in training, Erna, is swarmed with pats; Constable Chris Ralph is mock-attacked by Cranbrook police dog, Rambo.  Photos by Kelsey Verboom


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Better with age By Kelsey Verboom

Canada is becoming a nation of oldies (but not necessarily mouldies!). Recently released census data shows that Canada has a higher proportion of seniors than ever before — a trend that has wide-reaching implications for our country’s social structure, health care, housing, and economic makeup. The population of those over the age of 65 has surged to nearly five million during the past five years, according to Statistics Canada. This marks a 14.1 per cent growth since the last official count: more than double the 5.9 per cent increase for the population as a whole. And the trend is expected to keep gaining speed, as the fastest-growing age group (people aged 60 to 64) are poised to retire and enter their golden years. While the trend of a greying population gains momentum, it’s important that the rest of the younger generations keep up and stay in touch with what’s happening. That doesn’t just mean thinking about where to house your aging parents or grandparents when they can no longer live alone; it means really looking at the value an older population can bring to family life, and to society as a whole. For starters, there is a large demographic of the senior population who is retired, financially well-off, and looking to spend their hard-earned cash doing things they enjoy, which is a boost to the economy. But much more importantly, there is a huge number of people with valuable experience and relevant skills waiting to be shared: gems of wisdom in life, love, and business. Since starting to work at the paper, I’ve felt privileged to learn from some of our valley’s finest seniors like Ray Crook, Anne Picton, Ed Kluczny, and Margaret Christensen, to name only a few. Locally, the staff and students at Eileen Madson Primary School have tapped into this valuable resource with their successful and much-lauded teaching program where students take their classroom to Columbia House and learn from their aged counterparts. Also, the currently-under-construction facility at Columbia Gardens to house more long-term care beds is a great step to help care for our aging population. Don’t forget the age-old (pardon the pun) cliché: some things only get better with age.

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Our heartfelt apologies to Terri Lightfoot for reporting in the May 25th edition that her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Although her father suffered from prostate cancer, he is alive and well. Terri’s father-inlaw succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Come out to support Terri and the annual Relay For Life by attending the Rally for Relay fundraising garage sale on June 2nd at 10 a.m. at Cenotaph Park.

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Visitor miffed by service Dear Editor: I read with interest Kate Irwins’ editorial about some bad manners she had the misfortune to experience with a couple of retailers in Invermere recently. She stated that “negative impressions stick,” and she’s dead right. Most shop owners have only one chance to make a positive impression on a customer whether that person is a tourist or a local. It’s crazy how much money is spent encouraging customers to their door, only to greet them with inexperienced dirt cheap floor staff who plainly don’t give a damn about anything but a pay cheque every two weeks. I had a negative, totally unexplainable experience recently in a popular, longestablished main street business in Invermere and I’ll never set foot in the place again. It doesn’t matter how good they are at what they produce or that they’ve been doing it for decades — I’m finished!

They can only throw a pouty, arrogant service person in front of me once, just once. I do not give second chances in this arena, and I do not try to sort through or understand the plethora of problems plaguing the stressed. All of these outfits fail their full potential because some of us fussy old dudes refuse to provide retailers with an audience for their staff to practise rude behaviour on. The most successful merchants succeed because they understand why God created customers: they spend money on stuff! It’s just unfortunate some don’t have much competition. Anyone I leave my precious hardearned money with will earn my loyalty and repeat business. Am I the only one surprised at how many business owners forget, or never did grasp a few simple basic business concepts? Alvin Shier Canmore, Alberta

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As a motorist, like many others, when I see flag persons, there is an inward sigh while I wonder how long the delay might be. For the past two weeks I have been working on the Rotary Crossroads Project under the watchful eye of Don Clowers and his crew from Club Towing. I now have a total new respect for their job and function as flag persons and traffic control. We Rotarians — sometimes as many as 15 at one time — basically put our safety in their hands during our beautification project as we stumbled around with rakes and shovels whilst an incredible amount of traffic moved around us. We felt safe! The question is, were they safe? I could not believe how many motorists tried to sneak around, went too fast,

or were just not paying attention (no cell phones allowed, people!). I have totally new respect for their function, and if I could, I would invite anyone who does not believe me to stand out there for even 30 minutes and not come away shaking their head in bewilderment. Slow down folks. Red-and-yellow vests are not a target! They are protecting people. Pay attention please. Rod Turnbull Windermere

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Area G director preps controversial motion By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff One member of the Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors is about to stir the pot at the board’s next meeting on June 8th. Area G Director Gerry Wilkie has confirmed that he plans to bring forward a motion to ask the government to repeal a motion approved by the Regional District Board of Directors in 2009. The 2009 motion gave the provincial government decision-making powers with respect to the Jumbo Glacier Resort development, and supported the formation of a Mountain Resort Municipality as the preferred form of governance for the development. Now, Director Wilkie plans to ask the board to consider reversing that decision, and ask the province to consult with and possibly return decision-making powers to local government — namely, the regional district and neighbouring municipalities. Director Wilkie’s rumoured motion comes following amendments to the Local Government Act made during the most recent sitting in the Legislature. The tweaks to the act were passed as part of Bill 41. The changes allow a Mountain Resort Municipality to be formed, with a government and council appointed by the province, even if no permanent population exists. Christopher J. Howse

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By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff A lost and lonely wanderer will soon find himself a new home. Conservation officers captured a small, abandoned black bear cub on May 29th, after several people reported it wandering alone near Little Antler Ranch on Westside Road. We knew that it was orphaned and it would not survive on its own,” said Greg Kruger, valley conservation officer. The officer monitored the whereabouts of the travelling tot and used a ‘Havahart’ trap to capture the pint-sized predator four kilometres south of Invermere. Once captured, the 3.9 kilogram, 10-week-old cub was taken to the Invermere Veterinary Hospital to be checked over, and was given a clean bill of health. Veterinarians Mark Zehnder and Bruce Thiessen found the bear to be in good health, but a little malnourished. “He was a cute little guy,” Mr.

Thiessen said. “He will be glad to get a good food source soon.” The orphan cub was deemed a good candidate for rehabilitation, and will be flown to the Northern Lights Wildlife Society facility in Smithers May 30th. “He is a suitable candidate for rehabilitation because he is still not peoplefriendly,” the conservation officer said. When the bear has learned how to fend for himself he will be released back into the wild somewhere in the Columbia Valley, away from human contact. “Hopefully he can live out life as a natural bear would,” Mr. Kruger added. The Northern Lights Wildlife Facility was an obvious choice for the young bear because the facility stresses minimal human contact with animals during rehabilitation. “They keep bears wild at the facility and are endorsed by the provincial government,” Mr. Kruger said. “ He will stay there for a year and should be big enough to survive on his own afterwards.”

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By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff A lone semi-truck driver phoned 911 for help while he was being chased by three vehicles, the drivers of which hit his truck with a baseball bat. On the evening of May 28th, a 51-year-old man driving a 2007 Kenworth semi-truck dialed emergency services to report that the drivers of two black vehicles and a grey vehicle were trying to run him off the road. The male drivers of the three vehicles, aged 24, 53, and 30, are from the Wilmer area. Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac of the Columbia Valley RCMP said the three men saw the semi-truck driver pass

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Vigilantes beat truck with bat through Wilmer going at a speed they thought was too fast. The men told police they believed the driver of the truck was endangering the lives of children. The trio then jumped in their own vehicles and followed the semi to Highway 95. When the driver pulled over to stop, the angry citizens confronted him and swung a baseball bat at his truck, hitting it. The driver was not assaulted; only his truck. Although the blow did little damage to the vehicle, the wild encounter has RCMP investigating the Wilmer men for mischief causing damage, Sgt. Shehovac said. “The message is, if you see something that requires enforcement action, provide a statement and pass the information on to the police to investigate.”

Railway strike halts resources moving through Columbia Valley By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff An ongoing strike by Canadian Pacific Railway workers means the rail line through Athalmer has been hauntingly quiet as of late. The strike, which started on May 23rd, directly affected locomotive engineers, train conductors, and rail traffic controllers. But indirectly, the job action has had staggering effects on workers businesses up and down the line. Locally, “less than five employees” were indirectly affected, said CP Rail spokesperson Kevin Hrysak. Although the workers from the Athalmer railway

station were not part of the walkout, with no trains chugging the line, their jobs are being affected, too. Normally, 10-15 freight trains pass through the Columbia Valley each day, carrying millions of dollars in coal, pulp, lumber, and mining products, Mr. Hrysak said. “There’s only so much you can do until that freight starts to move again. Until then, you aren’t going to have a need for those jobs, unfortunately.” As of press time, CP Railway workers were expected to be legislated back to work by June 1st. Once workers return to the job, startup is expected to be gradual as the backlog of stagnant train traffic slowly begins to move again.

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What’s Happening in the Columbia Valley

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




Matt Kennedy, Director of the Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) board, holds kitten Toby, who was up for adoption at ICAN’s third annual cat adoption event Saturday, May 26th. Three cats found their forever homes, but there are still 45 more to be adopted. Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

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

Movie Review: Goon

Reviewed by Dean Midyette

ed apology. Goon is the story of Doug “The Thug” Glatt, a nightclub bouncer looking for direction in his life. Inspired by the true story of Doug Smith, a professional hockey player who never learned to skate until he was 19 years old, our hero attends a hockey game with his best friend Ryan (Jay Barachel) and attracts the attention of the home team’s coach by winning a fight in the stands. Doug’s first tryout with the team harnesses the mayhem of the Hanson Brothers’ (Slapshot) first shift, sans the organist and taped-up Coke bottle glasses.

It was difficult to watch Goon through a critic’s eye, as that eye required eight stitches and was swollen shut. The first thirty seconds of this hockey action comedy pack a hefty hook, as the aging villain of the story, Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), dislodges a tooth from the mouth of famous NHL heavyweight Georges Laraque. The spitting image of Broad Street Bully Dave The Hammer” Schultz, Rhea goes on to earn a 20-game suspension in a Marty McSorley-like incident, complete with the tearful press conference and mut-

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Doug’s simple qualities of loyalty, tenacity and honesty endear him to the viewer and his love interest, Eva (Alison Pill), and inspire his teammates. His big break comes when he is traded to the Halifax Highlanders, a minor league team fighting for a playoff spot. With Ross Rhea back from suspension, it’s only a matter of time before the old and the new collide. While there are a few holes in the plot, the acting is superb and the staccato locker room profanity left me laughing so loud my wife fled to the other end of the house.



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

Out & About Please call 250-341-6299 or e-mail us at to enter your event in our FREE listings.

Submissions must be received by the Monday prior to publication. We may only run an entry for two weeks prior to the event. Please limit your submission to 30 words. Priority is given to one-off events, so weekly events may run rarely. Toby Theatre • June 26th - 29th, 8 p.m.: Mirror, Mirror. For info:

Friday, June 1st: • Canal Days family dance at Canal Flats community centre. For info, call Lee-Ann: 250-349-5835. • 7 p.m.: Open Mic at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. For info: 250-342-4423. • 7:30 p.m.: David Suzuki event on “The Challenge of the 21st Century.” SOLD OUT. Sign up for free webcast at

Saturday, June 2nd: • 8 a.m.: Canal Days Pancake Breakfast in Canal Flats at community centre. • 9 a.m. - 12 noon: Volunteer Work Bee at the Pynelogs Heritage Gardens. Come and join Groundswell in getting the garden ready for summer. Please bring your own garden gloves and small hand tools. • 10 a.m.: Rally for Relay garage sale at Cenotaph Park. Teams fundraising in advance of Relay for Life event on June 16th. Drop off any items for the garage sale, including baked goods, at 1501 -10th Avenue in advance. To book a table: 250-342-9059. For info email • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Real Estate Expo in Copper Point Resort’s Quartz Room. Building lot developers showcase their properties. Presented by Royal LePage Rockies West Realty. For info: 250-342-5599. • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: 3rd annual art, craft and artisan

street fair in Spillimacheen. Historic Trading Post’s 100th anniversary celebration. Music by Mel Hynes and the Kootenay Legends. Sponsored by Beeland and The Spilli Bean. • 11 a.m.: Canal Days Parade through Canal Flats. • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: BBQ at Home Hardware for East Kootenay Brain Injury. Come out and support people living with head injuries. • 12 noon - 5 p.m.: Canal Days entertainment: facepainting, dunk tank, horse rides, raffles, karaoke and free food at the Canal Flats community centre. • 2 p.m.: Museum Summer Opening Tea at the Windermere Valley Museum. Theme is ‘100 Years of B.C. Forest Service.’ • 5:30 p.m.: The Good, the Bad, the Derby, a roller derby double-header at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 12 and free for under-5s. Available at RONA, her Public and The Valley Echo. • 9 p.m.: Canal Days dance with Calgary rocker Matt Blais at Canal Flats community centre. $15 per person. For info and tickets call Lee-Ann: 250-349-5835.

by June 1st, visit • 6 - 9 p.m.: Danny McBride Exhibition at The Artym Gallery. For info: 250-342-7566.

Tuesday, June 5th:

• 8 a.m.: Columbia Valley Chamber Breakfast meeting with Su Baker, Business Analyst, Community Futures. Presenting Economic Gardening, a pilot project for providing sophisticated marketing data to small business. For info and registration: 250342-2844.

• 6 - 9 p.m.: Volunteer work night at the Heritage Gardens, every second Tuesday. • 7:30 p.m.: Canadian Playwrights Lucia Frangione, José Teodoro and Robert Plowman present readings from their plays at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Everyone 14+ is invited. Admission is by donation. For info: 250-342-4423.

Wednesday, June 6th: • 6 - 9 p.m.: Ladies’ Night kayak or canoe down the Columbia river. $20 per person, all equipment included. $10 per person with own kayak or canoe. For info: 250-342-7397 or visit www. • 7:30 p.m.: Canadian Playwrights Lucia Frangione, José Teodoro and Robert Plowman present readings from their plays at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Everyone 14+ is invited. Admission is by donation. For info: 250-342-4423. •.Friday, June 8th: • Brits Best Classics 2012 weekend in Radium Hot Springs. Starts with meet-and-greet at Radium Resort on the Friday evening. For info, or to register

Saturday, June 9th: • 10 a.m.: British car and bike show in Radium Hot Springs. Hosted by the Calgary MG Car Club. British cars and bikes will be on display at Legend’s Field. For info visit • 10 - 11 a.m.: Bighorns Football registration at the Bighorns’ football field. Get to know the game. BBQ to follow for players and families. No experience is required, wear cleats or running shoes. For info email • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: 3rd annual Radium Days in Radium Hot Springs. Parade down Main Street Radium at 10 a.m. Market in the Community Hall parking lot. Fun activities. Rotary Concession at Brent’s Shack. For info: 250-347-9331. • 11 a.m.: L8TE performs outside Seniors’ Hall in Radium Hot Springs.

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Friday, June 15th: • 5:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Chamber evening mixer at Lakeshore Resort with guest speaker Keith Henry, CEO of the B.C. Aboriginal Tourism. Entertainment by First Nations traditional dancers. Beer tasting provided by Arrowhead Brewery and BBQ brats provided by Akisqnuknik Development Corporation. For info and registration: 250-342-2844.

Saturday, June 16th: • 3 p.m. - 10 a.m. (Sunday): Relay for Life at David Thompson Secondary School track. Over twenty teams to participate. Public welcome. Fundraising for cancer research. For info visit • 4 - 9 p.m.: 1st Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival at Mountainside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For info and tickets : 250-345-6070.

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Teacher pushes pedal for a good cause By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff A Canal Flats teacher and her elementary class are saving up their pedal strokes to save lives in the Kootenays. As part of the annual Bike to Work Week from May 28th-June 3rd, teacher Jennifer Habart has committed to cycle to her work at Martin Morigeau Elementary school from her home in Windermere. While she rides, she will be raising money for digital mammography equipment for the East and West Kootenays. She has also asked her Grade 6 and 7 students to jump on their bikes and participate in the week of pedal power. “I want to get everybody on board and really encourage others to get involved for a wonderful cause,” Jennifer said. “I think it would be really great if everybody rode to work.” The teacher was born in the valley and has enjoyed cycling all her life. “I feel amazing after riding my bike,” she said. “Riding leaves me with a feeling of being happy and energized. “When you go out on your bike you don’t really have to think about things. It is pure freedom.” Jennifer will need all the energy she can get. The teacher is working on getting up to a daily commute distance of 70 kilometres.

The teacher’s students needed a little convincing to get on board with the cycling event. “When I said it at first they weren’t that excited,” Jennifer said. “When I told them that I’m riding 50-70 kilometres a day, they completely changed their minds. The cool thing about being a teacher is that I can directly motivate students by being excited myself.” Despite being an avid cyclist, the valley teacher has a personal connection to the cause. Her mom had breast cancer, and one of Jennifer’s co-workers has also been touched by the disease, so fundraising for breast cancer screening equipment means a lot to her. Riding dozens of kilometres seems easy in the Columbia Valley because of the beauty of the area, Jennifer said. “We are so lucky to live here because we have so much opportunity to be outdoors and have a beautiful setting to go riding in. I think that anyone who is currently cycling should keep up their routine, and people who don’t ride to work should try it. The endorphins will keep you going all week!” “Riding is excellent exercise and helps to cut back on carbon emissions,” said Troy Kusy, Bike to Work Week Kootenays Coordinator. “This is a great way to start the day. Just knowing that you did your part.” Jennifer and other East Kootenay cyclists have registered for the event, and are collecting donations until the end of Bike to Work Week on June 3rd.

HOT WHEELS — Jennifer and her trusty steed. Those wishing to showcase their bicycling bravado for a good cause may register themselves or make a donation at



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Beer fest brewing in Fairmont By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff The first-ever East Kootenay Beer Festival is only a few hops away. A debut event, the one-day festival will feature topname breweries from across B.C. and Alberta, live music, and food made to pair with light lagers and dense drafts. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is hosting the beer tasting bonanza, which is slated for the afternoon and evening of June 16th. “We’ve got a great lineup of breweries coming out,” said Marion Garden, marketing manager for the resort. “It’s a really nice mixture of larger, known breweries, and some of the smaller craft companies. People might be familiar with some of the beers, but there will be some that might be the first opportunity for some people to taste.” The impressive roster of breweries that will be in attendance includes Fernie Brewing Co., Okanagan Spring Brewery, Mt Begbie Brewery, Nelson Brewing Co., and Grolsch, among many others (see ad on back page for the full list). Beer revelers will be given a wristband and beer tasting tokens at the event, and can wander the brew tents and pick their top sips from 50 different beers. The breweries are bringing everything from light summer beers and fruity concoctions, to IPAs, nutty brown brews, and deep, dark tasters. “It’s a really unique opportunity to try some things you might not buy in the shops on your own,” Ms. Gardner said.“Craft brewing is something people are

interested in, and very excited about right now. This is something new for the area, and hopefully we get a great response.” Throughout the evening, which will run from 4 p.m.9.p.m, there will be live music by Celtic rock band Fraid Knot, and from local music sensation, Thinking Man. There will be a free shuttle running in the Fairmont area, and special lodging packages available through the resort for people to be able to taste safely without driving. Tickets for the beer festival are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets, lodging, or more information, call 250-345-6070.

WIN TICKETS! Are your tastebuds watering? You could win one of two sets of tickets to the East Kootenay Beer Festival! How to win: send us your favourite recipe that uses beer as an ingredient. We will pick two winners and publish your tasty recipe on June 15th. Send recipes to by noon on June 11th for your chance to win!

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Fresh display to replace cancelled REACH art show By Joshua Estabrooks Assistant Curator Pynelogs Cultural Centre

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Come one, come all, to an artistic free-for-all, as Pynelogs Cultural Centre gets set to host its annual open-themed art show. Be the first through the doors for your chance to witness the creative exploits of many of our local artists in a variety of mediums and styles. The open-themed display was organized to replace the annual REACH art show that usually occurs this time of year, featuring art from local high school students. The show will include three-dimensional art as well as paintings and photographic works. There is something for everyone, and the myriad of subjects and styles will surely inspire and entertain you. Artists who will be featured include Christine Wignall, Cory Horne, Jon Howlet, Leslie Cartwright, Victoria Page and many, many more. Each artist will be submitting approximately three pieces, so the gallery will be full of great works of art for any taste and budget. The show kicks off on May 29th and runs until June 17th during regular gallery

hours. There will be an artist’s opening event on Wednesday, May 30th, from 7-9 p.m., complete with refreshments and access to the famous Pynelogs bar. So come on down and meet some of the many talented artists displaying their work in the gallery and have a chat. As well, both Invermere and Fairmont will be hosting an evening of dramatic readings by three fantastic playwrights. Vancouver based playwright, Lucia Frangione, was in the valley last November for an evening of readings, and she will be returning on June 5th and 6th with two of her colleagues for another round of literary entertainment. Canadian playwrights Robert Plowman, from Halifax, and Toronto based Jose Teodoro, will be accompanying Ms. Frangione as they set up shop at Pynelogs Cultural Centre on June 5th, and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on June 6th. Each evening starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation. The Canada Council, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and CV Arts have all teamed up to sponsor both evenings.

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Multiple media outlets welcomed to valley By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff The Columbia Valley is a spectacular place to visit. For those who don’t yet know that secret, High Country Properties has organized a welcome weekend for 30 radio, print, and TV media outlets from Calgary to tour the area and spread the good word. The media will spend three days staying and playing in the Columbia Valley, golfing, hiking, dining, and generally having a grand ‘ol time. “The purpose of this event is to showcase to our prime marketplace, Calgary, the outstanding array of vacation options, accommodations, and activities that are available here,” said John Newtown of High Country Properties, who is helping organize the fun-filled weekend. “Traditionally we have been known as ‘Calgary’s playground,’ but in the past few years, due to the economic crisis, Calgarians have been travelling less, we have been marketing less, and we have drastically slipped in awareness in the marketplace. “We need to re-establish ourselves with the Calgarians who know us and introduce ourselves to new Calgarians who have never been here.”

To help do so, Mr. Newton and his colleagues hope the Alberta media will return home touting their praises for our area. “Having the Calgary media experience our summer and talk about us on the radio, put us on TV, Twitter and Facebook about us back to the Calgary market in a very positive way should help,” Mr. Newton said. “We need to be at the top or close to the top as options for Calgary families’ vacations, golf trips, adventure tourism, weekend getaways, retreats, etc. We have all the necessary components; we just need to get the word out!” Local businesses were asked to help out with the weekend, and many donated deals and discounts to show the valley at its best. “Creating a new awareness and recreating our old awareness will help us regain our lost business, create new business and develop some momentum to allow us to grow and prosper again,” Mr. Newton added. “Every visitor who returns and every new visitor is crucial to the revitalization of our area. Our area’s economy is essentially tourism/vacation driven and we absolutely all need to recognize this and conduct ourselves accordingly.”

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The ins and outs of Estate Bonds As people age, there can come a point when they realize that they are not going to spend all of their money, and their remaining assets represent their estate. Once this is recognized, most people wonder how they can transfer their estate to their heirs in the most tax-efficient manner. There are many ways to achieve this goal, and one of the options a person might consider is an Estate Bond. The Estate Bond is a concept that allows saved money to pass to heirs tax-free using a permanent life insurance contract. The Estate Bond concept is best for healthy people under 80 years old who prefer very low-risk investing. The ideal candidate has money socked away in lowrisk, interest bearing investments such as GICs or government bonds, which they never plan to spend. Most importantly, when taking their entire financial situation into account, they must feel there is no danger of running out of money. The Estate Bond concept The Estate Bond essentially takes a portion of an investor’s non-registered savings earmarked for their estate and uses it to buy two individual components: an annuity and a permanent life insurance contract. The annuity pays out a percentage of the amount invested per year,

which in turn pays the life insurance premiums. The annuity can be set up either as a life annuity or as a term-certain annuity. On the same amount of money invested, the life annuity will pay a set dollar amount per year, and the term-certain annuity will pay out a higher dollar amount per year for a specific time period. Regardless of which is chosen, the annuity payments will be matched up with the life insurance premiums payable. When the investor dies, the life insurance contract pays out to their named beneficiaries, tax-free. The result is the investor essentially took taxable money and turned it into non-taxable money while they were alive and a tax-free, probate-free benefit to their heirs when they passed away. Benefits of Estate Bonds To the investor, the Estate Bond offers a solution for some of the excess money they are likely rolling over in low-interest bearing investments. If the investor chooses to over-fund the life insurance policy, they will enjoy tax-sheltered growth of the policy’s cash values. Additionally, an Estate Bond can provide the potential for creditor protection, if the appropriate beneficiary designations have been made. To the investor’s beneficiaries, the Estate Bond offers

a large, immediate estate value equal to the face amount of the life insurance purchased. The benefit is paid taxfree to the beneficiaries upon death of the investor. Due to named beneficiaries, estate settlement costs, such as probate and executor’s fees, will likely be reduced. Drawbacks to Estate Bonds The downside of the Estate Bond concept is loss of control of the money. This means that the annuity cannot be refunded as a lump sum and the face amount of the life insurance may never be accessed before death. If the policy has been over-funded, there may be a little excess cash available for withdrawal, but the face amount is earmarked for the beneficiaries. Another downside is that the life insurance must be underwritten, which means that the investor must undergo necessary medical tests to determine whether or not they would qualify. The annuity on the other hand, does not need to be underwritten. Seek advice If you would like to learn more about the Estate Bond concept and if it would work for you, contact a financial advisor. He or she will be happy to discuss your best estate planning strategies.

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June 1, 2012

Relay for Life ready to raise some serious coin By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff One of the valley’s most touching, emotional, and well-attended fundraising events is almost here. The annual Relay for Life event, which raises money for cancer research and lends support to cancer survivors and affected friends and families, is just two weeks away. The June 16th event will be held at the David Thompson Secondary School track from 3 p.m.-10 a.m. the next morning. Participants from more than 20 teams will launch the evening with a celebratory lap around the track for cancer survivors. There will also be a candlelight ceremony to pay tribute to those who have suffered or are currently suffering from the disease. Following that, team members will take turns continuously walking around the track all through the night. Throughout the evening, there will be music, entertainment, draw prizes, and a host of surprises to keep everyone entertained. The public is invited to participate, watch, donate, and lend their support to the participants. One team that will be circling the track for another year is Potter’s Pride, led by cancer survivor and Invermere resident Amanda Sharko. Amanda has been a longtime participant in the Relay for Life, ever since she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at age 15. She’s been cancer-free for 17 years, and now competes in the name of her grandfather, longtime valley resident Albert Potter. Albert passed away from cancer five years ago, and the following year, the Potter family rallied and formed a relay team in honour of their family’s patriarch. “The name Potter’s Pride alludes to a lion: something for the courage and strength our grandpa gave us,” Amanda said. “The first couple of years, it was pretty overwhelming to see how many family members came together — about 25 people. It means a lot to me for them to be there, and to remember why we are there: to honour the glue that holds our

family together, and remember how much he meant to us.” Since starting to relay as a family, the blue T-shirt clad Potter’s Pride team has raised more than $9,000 for cancer research. Amanda encourages anyone and everyone to come out to the relay. “A lot of people think it’s just about how much money you raise, but it’s not. It’s just about being there. I’m sure everyone has been touched in some way by cancer. I think the more we can do as a community, the better.” As a community, the Columbia Valley certainly does a lot. With each participant asked to raised at least $100, the teams and donors managed to raise more than $67,000 at last year’s relay. Anyone who is familiar with the Relay for Life knows of the dedication of organizer and cancer survivor Sheila Tutty, who relentlessly fundraises and plans all year to make the relay a success. “The Relay for Life is the largest contributor to the Canadian Cancer Society for cancer research,” Sheila said. “Back in the 1960s, the survival rate for a cancer patient was a mere 30 per cent. Today it is 62 per cent, and that is due to the valuable research done. “I participate in Relay because I want to give back for all that was done for me during my two cancer journeys. I am hoping they find the cures we need soon so that I can be assured of being around to see my grandchildren grow up.” Watching the survivors circle the track is the most touching moment of the event, Sheila added. “Seeing all those yellow T-shirts that the survivors wear at Relay is so heartwarming — it makes me cry every time.” Sheila is still looking for 6-8 volunteers to help set up for the event. Also, anyone who has had cancer is asked to submit their photo and a few sentences about their experience and what type of cancer he or she had to The photos will be included in a slideshow that features local cancer survivors, and those who were lost to the disease. For more information:

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Windermere man recalls watching Queen crowned By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff This year marks 60 years since Queen Elizabeth became sovereign, making her Queen of England and Head of the Commonwealth. Her actual Coronation took place a year later on June 2nd, 1953, in front of thousands of cheering fans. In the crowd that day was a smartly-dressed boy clinging to the hands of his parents, watching the celebrations with wonder. That 8-year-old boy was longtime Windermere resident, Bruce Stroud, who was lucky enough to secure a coveted ticket to the festivities. Bruce grew up living all over Canada — standard practice for the son of a Navy man. His father, Lieutenant Commander Charles Norman Stroud, served in the Royal Canadian Navy, joining as a fresh-faced 18-year-old in 1937. He served at sea during the Second World War, escorting ships carrying soldiers and equipment from Halifax to England. He also fought during Vietnam, and was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. A dedicated Navy and family man, the senior Stroud married his high school sweetheart Dorothy, and snuck time with her whenever he could. Bruce remembers hearing a story about his father convincing a doctor to take out his tonsils even though they didn’t need to be removed, in order to extend his shore leave and be able to spend more time with Dorothy. Bruce was born in Victoria a few years later, where his dad was stationed with the Navy. When Bruce was 8, his father was sent to England to complete Officer training. Bruce, his brother Earl, and his mother accompanied him there to live for more than a year. The family boarded the passenger ship, Empress of Australia, in Montreal, and journeyed for six days at sea to Southampton, England. The trip was the first time young Bruce had ever been on a boat, and he remembers the feeling of freedom the boat decks offered an adventurous kid. While aboard, the ship’s captain christened Bruce’s brother Earl in an above-deck ceremony. “I remember it was a very special occasion,” Bruce said. “It was really something.” After docking in England, Bruce went to a British school for 13 months. As the only Canadian kid at his school, he often felt a little out of place. “I was the only kid who wore long pants. Everyone

else wore short pants. I definitely stuck out like a sore thumb,” he said, laughing. To Bruce’s good fortune, the momentous Coronation ceremony for the Queen coincided with his time in England, and all of the Canadian Naval Officers and their families were invited to attend. Bruce still has the envelope that arrived with their family’s golden invitations, stamped with the royal seal. Their family received three tickets to bleacher seats in Hyde Park, which was along the Coronation’s parade route. Along with the tickets they were sent one page of printed instructions, titled “advice to ticket holders.” The instructions include arrival and departure tips, and a statement that “cushions will be supplied free of charge on all stands.” Bruce remembers arriving very early in the morning for the big day. “We drove our car to Hyde Park from where we were living in Portsmouth, and parked and walked to the stands,” he said. “It was a very grey day, but not raining. I was dressed up and even wearing a brandnew rain coat. I’m sure it was bought just for the day.” After waiting for hours, Bruce caught a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth perched in her gilded carriage as it wound its way through Hyde Park. “It was like something straight out of Cinderella,” he said. “I suppose at the time I didn’t realize what a big event it was, but I remember every nation that was there had a military band marching past. It was all very grand.” Back in Portsmouth, the Naval families were allowed to go on a launch in the harbour to gawk at the hundreds of military ships from around the world that were docked and dressed for the Queen’s big day. Bruce stood at the edge of the boat and looked at wonder at the towering ships. “For a young boy, it was one of those early childhood memories that was incredibly impactful. When you went by every ship, all the crew was on deck and they saluted. At nighttime, all the ships’ superstructures were strung with lights and lit up. It looked incredible.” All these years later, as the Queen prepares to celebrate her 60-year reign, Bruce still looks fondly on the monarchy and the day the Queen was crowned. “Being a Navy kid, tradition was a huge part of growing up,” he said. “Especially being from a military background, you can’t not get caught up in the tradition of the monarchy. It was important. It was a unifying force,

the Commonwealth. “It was something else – the pageantry, the tradition, the friendships — it was a different era entirely.” Such a sense of country, of loyalty, and of monarchy was taught to Bruce during weekend trips to many of England’s historical sights, including a ship named after the same man for which Invermere’s Mt. Nelson is named after. “Every Sunday my Dad and I visited the H.M.S. Victory, which was Lord Horatio Nelson’s military ship from the 1800s. It was a great wooden battleship, and we would walk the decks and talk about it.” Continued on page 21 …

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Valley PEOPLE . . . story continued from page 20 Bruce’s father also took him deepsea helmet diving, and to visit military aircraft graveyards filled with war relics. “There would be thousands of planes. I remember sitting in the cockpits and flapping the wings, pretending I was a fighter pilot,” Bruce said. Bruce often tagged along with his father to Naval social gatherings or to the mess hall, and was always impressed with the bond his father shared with his comrades. “Regardless of the war, they had a

good time,” Bruce said. “Those friendships were lifelong.” His time living in England as a child is one he will never forget. “It was an amazing experience as a kid to live there and go to school. It taught me so much about the world.” Editor’s note: Bruce, who pursued a career as a teacher, moved to Windermere in the 1970s after visiting to hang-glide, and has lived here ever since. He now lives with his partner, Sandra Boot, at their home overlooking the lake.

ROYAL GLORY — Clockwise from far left: Bruce Stroud sits at his kitchen table, looking over some of his father’s Navy memorabilia, including an engraved formal sword issued to all Officers; the front cover of the Coronation’s official program, which included a map of the parade route and a history of the monarchy; the original ticket issued to Bruce for a seat at the Coronation; 8-year-old Bruce poses with one of the Queen’s Guards while waiting for the Coronation to begin. 

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Invermere astronomers start cosmic club By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff Valley residents with astronomical aspirations now have a cosmic community. A new group called Invermere Under the Stars is now open to anyone with stargazing tendencies. The freshly-formed group is gearing up for one of its first official events: a June 5th transit of Venus. “The Venus Transit really is a big event,” said Brian Fenerty, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada member and Invermere Under the Stars event organizer. “People can see something that happens only once every 100 years.” A transit of Venus occurs when the planet Venus is observed crossing the sun. A transit is an especially significant event because the astronomical phenomenon was originally used to measure the distance of planets from the sun before the invention of radar. The transit was researched to map the solar system first in 1716. Scientist and astronomer, Edmond Halley, found that the distance from the Earth to the sun could be judged by having researchers positioned all over the Earth measure the length of time required for Venus to cross the sun. Marvels of the galaxy have always been a draw for Mr. Fenerty.

“When I was a kid we used to go out west of Calgary and look up through the trees to see all the amazing things going on,” he said. “In those days you could actually see parts of the Milky Way with just your eyes.” The astronomer wants to share the magic of the night with future generations of cosmic navigators. “The children are our future, our future pioneers” Mr. Fenerty said. “I love to get the kids inspired and tell them to come out and witness a rare event like a Venus transit.” Participants will be able to view the transit of Venus through a special ultra violet filter on a telescope provided by the new group. “Invermere Under the Stars is something that we wanted to create to help children and community members in the valley be curious and inspired by wonder,” said Virginia Bruce, Invermere Under the Stars organizer and astronomer. Ms. Bruce has lived in the valley for more than 40 years and credits her years as a fire tower lookout person with her love for studying the night sky. “This area is so dark that there is very little light pollution, which makes the stars more accessible,”she said. The astronomical event will be held regardless of weather in front of Virginia’s home at 1210 7th Street. The group will have photos and information available for participants. Astronomers can reach Invermere Under the Stars by email at

OUT OF THIS WORLD— Brian Fenerty and Virginia Bruce are organizors of Invermere newest astronomy club, Invermere Under the Stars.  Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

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Customer service program aims to unify workers By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Following continuous feedback that visitors to the valley receive varying levels of service, two local organizations are teaming up to offer “valley” training to any area employee who wishes to participate. The College of the Rockies and the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two Community in Service workshops on June 18th and 19th. The course will focus on Columbia Valley spirit and providing good customer service and local knowledge. “Right now, you can go to any different number of valley stores and get different levels of service,” said Columbia Valley Chamber president, Rose-Marie Regitnig. “We want to get everyone thinking as one, instead of as separate businesses and communities. If everyone can provide a similar level of service and knowledge to our visitors, the better off we all will be. “We want people to visit, have a great time and receive positive service, and go away saying, ‘Wow, what an amazing place.’” The idea for the workshop was hatched last year,

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A Parson couple who feared their dogs had been stolen is celebrating the safe return of their three Newfoundland Labradors. Chad Altenhofen and Beverley Corey spent the past three weeks without their dogs, but on May 25th they were returned to their roadside acreage. “I am just so happy that they’re back,” said Beverley Corey, owner of the three dogs. The dramatic journey of the two puppies, Banjo and Baby Girl, and their father, Quinn, began when they went missing from the couple’s property May 2nd.

The Pioneer reported on May 18th that the dogs were plucked from the couple’s property by passing motorists, and since then a chaotic series of events unfolded. Through an Internet posting about her missing dogs, Ms. Corey received word that the canines were in White Rock, B.C., hundreds of kilometres from home. She was eventually able to retrieve her dogs through the White Rock RCMP, but she said the two White Rock women who took them should be held criminally responsible. However, the two women and White Rock RCMP said they were legitimately trying to help the dogs, which they described as in distress and stranded. Continued on page 25 . . .



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June 1, 2012 . . . continued from page 24 Aryssa Riggins and Kristi Rogers said they picked up the dogs out of fear for their safety when they saw them wandering in the middle of Highway 95. The dogs did not have any identification on them at the time. According to the women, they drove the animals to Golden where they tried to contact local authorities. They said they had no luck in locating shelters in the area and decided to return to the Lower Mainland with the animals. “I legitimately thought they were abandoned,” Ms. Rogers said. “We then drove home and immediately started looking for ads for the dogs on the Internet,” Ms. Rogers said. The owner of the dogs said she does not believe the womens’ motives. “Why did they bring the dogs all the way to White Rock? If they were doing the Good Samaritan thing then why didn’t they drop the dogs off in Golden?” The Parson woman did admit that the dogs do occasionally leave the property to play in an adjacent swamp. Cst. Brooke Cheney of the White Rock RCMP said that the women made attempts to find a local shelter. “The girls recovered the dogs honestly and brought the dogs to the Lower Mainland when there were no services available in Golden.” There are no charges going ahead in the case, Cst. Cheney said. “We can’t prove intent. That would be the crux of criminal charges.” The Golden RCMP is also investigating the case.

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A downtown Invermere business owner is steaming mad, after drunken bar revelers vandalized the flowers she plants at her storefront. Trudi Wells, owner of Scrappy-Do’s on 7th Avenue, came to work on Monday, May 28th, to find her potted flowers ripped up, strewn about, and even stuffed under the door of neighbouring Candyland. This incident isn’t the first of its kind, Trudi said. Last summer, vandals targeted her pretty blooms in the same way. “It’s just disappointing,” she said. “I don’t have to buy flowers for the street: I choose to because I love my town. “Especially in these tough economic times, I just don’t understand why people would want to destroy property that is there for the good of the town.”

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He y W in d e r m e re , We’re li s te n in g ! You are invited to attend a community discussion on what you want when upgrading the Windermere Water System to comply with Interior Health’s requirements.

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We are working with a facilitator on this early part of the community consultation and he will be leading three sessions:

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Thursday, June 14 from 2 - 4pm Windermere Community Hall Thursday, June 14 from 6 - 8pm Windermere Community Hall Saturday, June 16 from 9 - 11am Windermere Elementary School

Each session will include sharing the community survey results, getting your feedback and hearing your ideas. Part of each session will include breaking out into working groups to talk more about how best to approach the water system upgrade opportunities. We encourage everyone who uses water in Windermere to attend one of the three sessions. If you haven’t completed a survey, you can do so online at or by calling the RDEK office. We respectfully ask one survey per person. For more information, contact: Elizabeth Ahlgren 888-478-7335

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Squishy sea creatures delight students Students at Windermere Elementary were transported to a crustacean carnival Monday, May 28th, when the Vancouver Aquarium’s mobile unit arrived with a host of sea creatures including anemones, hermit crabs, sea snails, wolf eels, and a very colourful crab. “It is amazing that we get to take the ocean to children who wouldn’t normally see it,” said Lydia Gibson, mobile aquarium educator and marine biologist. Although all the guests at the event held a captive audience, one resident of the mobile aquarium seemed to receive extra attention. “The Puget Sound King Crab is the most popular with kids,” Ms. Gibson said. “He looks like Optimus Prime from the Tranformers and he transforms into a rock. Kids love him.” The ocean researcher said that her team had a very interested crowd at Windermere Elementary. “The kids have been very enthusiastic. It’s nice to have a different variety of age groups from kindergarten all the way up to Grade 7, because you get a wide range of knowledge and understanding.” The mobile aquarium, a Durastar International 4500, comes complete

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with its own salt water tank system that includes chillers, pumps, and filters. The team has selected only intertidal species of sea life for the trip because they are used to a bumpy ride; all of the animals on the mobile aquarium naturally inhabit areas of surf and waves. The guest list on the mobile habitat has become a little bit more exclusive as of late according to Ms. Gibson. “We used to have sea cucumbers in the truck too, which are great fun, but they shoot their guts out when they get scared.” When she is not avoiding anxious sea cucumbers, Ms. Gibson is enjoying what she thinks is the best part of her job: the ability to travel around Canada while showing students the wonders of the sea. “The kids get really excited about seeing new species, which is awesome, because we sometimes forget that sea stars and anemones are really cool.” The team has been as far as the Northwest Territories and plans to head out further east with future trips. The excitement level builds with the further inland that the team goes, the biologist said. “If you take a crab out in Cold Lake, Alberta, you have start with telling the kids what it even is and that it is alive.”

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Notice of Council Initiative Eagle’s Nest Water Local Area Service Notice of a Council Initiative (subject to petition against) process is given to the property owners of the Eagle’s Nest Water Local Area Service (created under Bylaw #68) for the construction of a Reservoir, water treatment plant and upgrade to the water distribution system under loan authorization Bylaw # 139-2012 to borrow a maximum of one million, two hundred and forty thousand (1,240,000) dollars. The Village of Canal Flats has received a $400,000 grant from Towns for Tomorrow to be applied towards the total cost of the $1,640,000 project cost. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of section 217 of the Community Charter that the Council of the Village of Canal Flats wishes to borrow up to a maximum amount of one million, two hundred and forty thousand ($1,240,000) dollars for the following projects: Eagle’s Nest Water Local Area Service for the construction of a Reservoir, water treatment plant and upgrade to the water distribution system. Village of Canal Flats Council on April 10, 2012 gave three readings to Eagle’s Nest Water Local Area Service loan authorization bylaw #139-2012 proposing to borrow, by way of debenture, a sum not exceeding $1,240,000 and is repayable not later than twenty–five (25) years from the date of issue of such debentures. It is estimated that the annual parcel tax will be $1,089 for this debenture. Only those parcels of land within the Eagle’s Nest Water Local Area Service that are deemed serviceable will be charged the water parcel tax. Details of the proposed works may be viewed during regular business hours at the Municipal Office at 8853 Grainger Road, Canal Flats, BC.

A RARE SEA LIFE TREAT­— Students of Rhonda Shippy’s Grade 6 Winermere Elementary School class got an eyeful of sea life when the Vancouver Aquarium’s Aqua Van came for a visit May 28th. Pictured, top: Brianna Falk (left) and Faith Taylor touch one of the intertidal species brought from the aquarium. Bottom: Gage Boutot (left) and Oliver Orchiston look on in awe of ‘Optimus Prime,’ a Puget Sound King Crab.    Photos by Kristian Rasmussen

Property response forms for this Council Initiative are available to the owners of properties of the Eagle’s Nest Water Local Area Service and as per the attached map. Only qualified owners who are opposed to the loan need sign the petition response forms. If 2 or more persons are owners of land, they must be considered as one owner only and are only entitled to petition if a majority of them concur. Qualified owners who are in favour of this loan do not have to sign any documents. Unless petitions are signed by at least fifty percent (50%) of the property owners representing at least fifty (50%) percent of the assessed value of land and improvements and submitted to the Village of Canal Flats at 8853 Grainger Road, Canal Flats, BC V0B 1B0, petitioning the Village Council NOT to proceed, Village Council may adopt this loan authorization bylaw within 30 days after notice has been given. Assessed value of the Eagle’s Nest water local service is $25,524,600. The deadline for receipt of the signed owner’s opposition form to the Village of Canal Flats Municipal office is 4:30 pm on Friday, July 13, 2012. Brian W. Woodward, Chief Administrative & Financial Officer


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Your Local COLUMBIA VALLEY REAL ESTATE Professionals Interior World

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Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406

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Sales Representative MaxWell Realty Invermere 250-341-7600

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Ukass Logging Ltd. est. 1969 will be resuming sawing operations for the 2012 season with a good supply of seasoned fir logs. Custom rough sawn posts, beams, dimensional, batten board siding and fencing needs.

Call 250-342-3410

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

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Skandia Concrete

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• Framing • Siding • Renovations • Decks• Log Railings • Log Furniture Scott Wilisky • cell 250 270 0745

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HERE TO SERVE YOU Hourly or Contract Rates Available Irrigation System Start-Up, Repairs & New Installation Paving Stone Patios, Driveways & Retaining Walls 250-688-1229 •

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

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




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Call Rhiannon and her team.


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Please call Steve ~ a real local you can trust! 250-342-1791 Septic Tank Pumping Portable Toilet Rentals • RENOVATIONS • PAINTING

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

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High school class sews dolls for orphans By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff Sewing machines in the textiles classroom at David Thompson Secondary School are humming, and needles with thread pass through colourful fabric with a flourish. The Grade 8 and 9 students aren’t sewing pyjama pants or things for themselves, as often happens in textiles class: this year, the young seamsters and seamstresses are stitching together plush comfort dolls to send to Ethiopian orphans. David Thompson Secondary School has a special connection to the particular orphanage where the dolls will be sent. Arnica Rowan, the sister of English and Drama teacher Silena Ewen runs a not-forprofit organization in Ethiopia called the Vulnerable

Children Society. When textiles teacher Marguerite DiFilippo heard about the organization, she thought her sewing class would be the perfect place to create a donation of dolls. When all the thread is tied off, the high school students will ship enough dolls across the Atlantic Ocean for about 30 children. “It’s a fun project because the dolls are all going to be one-of-a-kind. No one else is going to have them,” says Grade 9 student Natalie Gibbs as she irons a piece of clothing for her doll. Sitting nearby, fellow Grade 9 student Courtney Falkmann adds, “It’s nice to know that someone who really needs it is going to get it.” To learn more about the orphanage where the dolls will be sent, go to

IN STITCHES — High school students like Trystan Hart and Cody Feldmann (far left), and Dakota Collins and Courtney Falkmann (near left) carefully sew dolls that will be sent to an Ethiopian orphanage.  Photos by Kelsey Verboom

HERE TO SERVE YOU Bighorn Timber Frames • • • • •

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or 250-270-0318 Kari&&John JohnMason Mason250-270-0821 Kari Invermere • Panorama 250.270.0821 Invermere • Panorama

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Pioneer Classifieds s obituary s GEORGE, Douglas Eugene October 22, 1921 - April 26, 2012 DOUGLAS EUGENE GEORGE passed away on the morning of Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Doug will be fondly remembered by his beloved wife, Joan Elinor George and his children; Brian (Jan), Laurisa, Jenica and Timund. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and his constant companion Bella. He was predeceased by his son, Danton.

garage sales

Edgewater: Satuday, June 2nd, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. 4842 Cordillera. More treasures out of storage. Screen tent, collectables, furniture, household, antiques, books, movies, jewelry. Also, 4839 Cordillera, Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A Remembrance Gathering for Doug will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at


Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 4264864.

Jigsaw for Hair

Lisa Adrianne Coy 1956 - 2012 It is with great sorrow that the family of Lisa Adrianne Coy announce her passing on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Invermere, British Columbia at 56 years of age.

has reopened in a new location! If you are interested in making an appointment, please contact Giselle at


lost and found Lost: Kenwood 2-way portable radio by Main Roads compound. Please call 250-342-1182.

Steamboat Mountain

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.

Cheers & jeers


Sat., July 7th EARLY BIRD SPECIAL BUY BEFORE JUNE 7th Tickets on-line or at many local outlets $30 adult $1250 youth (6-18) 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.

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Lisa was born on May 3, 1956 in Barrhead, Alberta. She always had a few craft projects on the go and loved to bake. Both her craft projects and baking were enjoyed by her many friends and family over the years. Lisa is survived by her loving husband Bill, step-children Stacey (Shane), Brad, grandchildren Tianna, Tyler, Kegan, Reece, Jessie, Mikaula, Terrin and Shylie, sister Cindy (Phil) Bish, brother Dean (Lynn) Eide,her mother Cheryl, niece Courtney Eide, nephew Ken Bish and great nephew Harrison Bish, as well as many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Bob Eide in 1992 and her mother Thelma in 1987. At Lisa’s request, there will be no funeral service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Lisa may do so to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19-9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at:

•The Pioneer• The valley’s only locally owned, locally operated newspaper

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


Benita’s garage sale. Saturday, June 2nd, 8 a.m. 1004 - 11th Ave. Across from Columbia House. Garage sale. Saturday, June 2nd, at 9 a.m. 1420 - 13th Ave., Invermere.

• • • •

Blow-out Garage Sale Saturday, June 9th, 8 a.m.

• Assortment of new and used body parts for domestic and import small cars, trucks and SUVs • Sporting goods • Shelving - industrial and retail • Household goods • Tons of contractor supplies • Rims and tires • A little bit of everything for everyone!

Location: NAPA Auto Parts Building

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

thank you Thank you to the Eugene, Hatt and Nicholas family as well as Ray Ray’s, Rocky River Grill and La Cabina for feeding our family in this time of grief. It was greatly appreciated. We appreciated all the community support. Thank you to all who sent flowers and attended the celebration of his life. He would have loved that turnout! ~ From the family of Randy Martin.

lost and found Found: part of a boat dock floating in Lake Windermere. Call Columbia River Kayak and Canoe at 250-3427397.

Lost: Toyota keys with brown Alpine Toyota keyfob, 2 house keys and a post office key. 250-342-6764.

Cheers to the sponsors and supporters of the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary hot dog sale at Home Hardware on May 19th. Your generosity is very much appreciated. Cheers to the management at Columbia Cycle for honoring my son’s warranty issue even when their supplier wouldn’t. He’s stoked with your customer service, and so are we! Many thanks! Jeers to the town of Invermere for narrowing 7th Avenue. The entrance into town is now more congested than before, and more difficult to navigate with bigger vehicles and RVs! Cheers to Dave McGrath. I always enjoy your entertaining perspective on local issues. Someone should give you a column. Cheers to the kind person who returned my purse from the Sobeys parking lot a few weeks ago. Much appreciated.


The IHCA Thrift Shop is in urgent need of volunteers. Sorters: Mondays, Tuesdays Cashiers/Selling Staff: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Ramp: All days Come to the Thrift Store for an application.

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Cheers & jeers

Cheers & jeers




Cheers to Pam Nielsen at A & W. You are always cheerful and smiling. I especially appreciate it when you bring me an ice-cold mug for my pop! CB

Jeers to the cyclists who use the Old Coach Trail in the Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area. The sign at the entrance clearly states, “Stay on the trails”, and yet you feel the need to create new ones. This is an environmentally sensitive area, and although you are not motorized, you are still being very destructive to the natural plants and vegetation.

A thousand cheers to Larry from DHL for driving almost all the way from Revelstoke on Saturday morning and then delivering my wedding dress in time for our Sunday wedding. You made a bride VERY happy and a groom relieved! Thank you, thank you! ~ Kimberley and Norm Gagatek.

Rent/sell: approx 2,400 sq. ft. between Home Renovation Centre & Fitz Flooring. For more information please call Lorne at 250-270-0102.

Windermere: bright, 2-bdrm, upper unit in quiet 4-plex with beautiful views. Large yard area, separate parking and entrance. N/P, $700/month and electricity and D.D. available immediately to mature, responsible tenants. References required. Call 403-258-3132.


Cheers to Deb Fisher and Barb Cote, student support workers and unsung heroes at David Thomspon Secondary School. Your kindness, caring and positive outlook make a huge impact at our school. Cheers to Gary for our sparklingclean windows. Cheers to the Brisco Community Aid for sending all the ladies in Columbia House the gorgeous, dainty flowers for Mother’s Day. How special. Cheers to Mckaylynn for administering emergency first aid on the dog that was mauled by the bear. And jeers to the hunters who take their animals for granted. Cheers to Jeff the produce guy at Sobeys. We could all do well to take a page from your ambassador guide. You are so kind and patient with cranky, tired, been-on-theroad-for-hours-visitors. As a local I now come for veggies and berries enriched with your love and smiles. And for the hugs, too! Cheers to Bob and Peggy at Majestic U-Brew for great customer service. After a bottle broke, you went above and beyond to help me. P.S.: Your drinking water is delicious. Jeers to the people who stop on the road to see the bears. And worse, hang your children out the window to “get a better look”. Remember that bears are wild animals and can act viciously, especially when protecting their cubs!

Cheers to Steve at Columbia Cycle. Thank you for helping my son choose his new trail bike last weekend. The time you spent and the advice you gave him helped him to pick the best trail bike for his needs. He loves it! Your customer service was well appreciated. Cheers to Lee Barker and Roxann Rad for their most excellent work and assistance with Grad scholarships! Cheers to the local farmer who fixed the road that should have been fixed by someone else when it dried up this spring. Cheers to the person who left the glass angel with a note to drive safely wherever I go. Forever Young. Cheers to Ed Kebe for allowing us to use his vintage Chev for our wedding pictures. Also, cheers to Arnie for giving it a clean and getting it here for our special day. ~ Norman and Kimberley Gagatek Cheers to the District of Invermere for hiring the good-looking new male gardener for downtown. Finally, some eye candy for us women! Jeers to the Commoner in Shantytown. Quit getting drunk and falling asleep in my driveway.

A Big Thank You! The Family Resource Centre would like to thank Royal LePage for hosting a garage sale and Tim Horton’s for providing coffee and Tim Bits that day, all to raise funds for the women’s shelter.

Cheers to my incredible dad who is always able to fix everything I manage to break. Your intellect and handy-man abilities never cease to amaze me. ~ Love, your “favorite” daughter, AD. Jeers to the parents who buy the “legal herb” for their kids and their friends to smoke. Shame on you. Cheers to Bob Gadsby for 23 years of hard work, laughter and inspiration. Happy Retirement Bob! Cheers to the people who bring clean and useable items to the Thrift Shop. It is very appreciated. Cheers to new businesses for encouraging other businesses to pull up their socks. And cheers to the local businesses that have pulled up their socks. Cheers to the people who have brought back wonderful customer service to our valley. Way to go! Cheers to my new vacuum.

storage NEWHOUSE MULTI STORAGE Various sizes available. Now with climate-controlled units. Call 250-342-3637. STORAGE SPACE – assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park: 250-342-3166. You own it, we can store it! Secure, fenced compounds any size up to one acre. Secure containers available. Would also build building to suit for long-term tenant. Zoned heavy industrial. Invermere Industrial Park. Phone 250-3425297, 250-346-3011 or 250-3422100.

864 sq. ft. warehouse space with loading dock. Unheated, $625/ month. Available immediately. Call 250-342-3637. 230 sq.ft. office space for rent on Main Street in Invermere. Available May 1st. Call Ben Green 250-6880362. For lease: approximately 2,800 sq. ft. Across from the Invermere Post Office. Contact Gordon at 250-3429271. For lease: 1,200 sq. ft. office space. Available immediately. Call Scott at 250-342-5758.

SUITE FOR RENT CARRIAGE COURT APARTMENTS! Conveniently located behind Sobeys within walking distance to downtown. 2-bdrm townhouse units, outside entrance. Sliding glass doors open onto balcony, overlooking private courtyard. Fireplace and W/D included in each unit. Long-term preferred, N/P. Utilities not included. $800/month. Available immediately. 250-2700729. 2-bdrm apartments, downtown Invermere, clean, quiet units, parking, walk to everything, Start at $775/month, N/S, references required, dishwasher, 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. D.D. required. N/S, pets possible. Call Joan at 250-3427517 for more information and availability. Beautiful 1,200 sq. ft. luxury apartment, 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appliances, must be seen. N/S, N/P. $1,000/month + hydro. References required. Available immediately. Email or 250-342-5805.

Windermere: 4-plex, 2-bdrm suites recently renovated. All appliances, large deck, large yard, views of lake, seperate entrances, ample parking, 3 blocks from beach, pets considered. Available immediately. $700/month. Call or text 250-4097435 or email sillymilleys@shaw. ca. Invermere: bright lower-level walkout suite. 1-bdrm and office on in-town acreage. Lots of windows, views over private, spacious back yard with fenced garden. N/S, N/P, $850/month includes utilities. 250342-3790. Available June 1st: 1-bdrm basement suite in Windermere. $600/month, including utilities, satellite. N/S, N/P. Contact Doug after 1 p.m. 250-342-3047. 2-bdrm apartment, downtown Invermere, furnished. $750/ month includes utilities, cable, and internet. Cell 250-688-0111 or 250341-5534. 2-bdrm apartment (upper floor) in Canal Flats. Available immediately. $550/month + utilities and D.D. N/S, N/P, W/D, fridge and stove. Call 250-342-3345 after 6 p.m. 1-bdrm suite, downtown, N/S, N/P, includes satellite. Suitable for mature, responsible person. Call 250-341-2084. $650/month + hydro. Bright, fully furnished 1-bdrm basement suite. Own laundry, stainless appliances, off-street parking, and heated tile. Utilities and wifi included. $625/month. Non-smoking. Cat OK. View: 2127 Westside Park Drive. Phone: 250341-7246.


2 bedroom plus den 1.5 bath fully furnished and equipped townhouse. $1,250 +utilities


3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse, downtown. $1,200 +Utilities


4 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin with hot tub. $1,500 + utilities


5 Bedroom executive home. $1,650 +utilities


Horsethief studio. $750

Call Ben Green 250-688-0362 or visit 3-bdrm, 1-bath home for rent in downtown Invermere with nice yard, N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $1,350/month + utilities. Call 250-341-1182. Townhouse for rent at Cedarwood Glen Estates. 3-bdrm, 1.5 baths, garage. $1,200/month + utilities. N/S, N/P. Available immediately. 250-341-1182. July 1st - recently renovated, nicely furnished, 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath in Fairmont. Minutes from golf courses and hot springs. Large yard, 12x12 shed, 7 appliances. References, D.D., N/P, N/S, $900/ month + utilities. 250-345-6100 or 250-341-8177. Invermere: 3-bdrm semi-detached. Close to all schools and downtown. Available now. Pets negotiable. $850/month + utilities. Call Joan 250-342-7517 for viewing. Invermere: Charming home. Next to Kinsmen beach. 4-bdrm, 2-bath, 2 fireplaces, W/D, N/S, N/P. Available June 1st. $1,400/month + utilities. References and D.D. required. 403-246-6680. Invermere: park-like, in-town acreage. 5-bdrm, 3-bath, executive home, workshop. Available July 1st. Rent negotiable. Call 250-6881508.

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VEHICLES for sale

3-bdrm house in Wilder subdivision. Close to downtown and beach. Long-term rental, garage attached, N/P, N/S. Available now. $1,100 + utilities. 250-342-2052.

Panorama condo for rent. 1-bdrm, fully furnished, private entrance, private garage. Beautiful, quiet location. W/D, N/S, N/P. Responsible renters only. Available immediately. 6-month or 1-year lease, references required. Contact Devin for more details at 250-3424054.

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Childcare wanted. Looking for responsible, energetic, flexible caregiver for 18-month-old. Mainly weekend and afternoon/ evening shifts. Strongly preferred to have experience, first aid, babysitting course, etc. Email to set up an interview.

21’ 1979 Prowler trailer, $3,000. 3HP chop saw, $100. Pilot headset, $50. 250-342-5746.

Ford Ranger Supercab. 2003, 3.0L V6, manual 5-speed, RWD, canopy, winter and summer tires, 102,000 kms, $5,850. Call 250-342-0777.

Modern 4-bdrm, 3-bath house. 2 blocks from school. Attached 2- car garage, large yard. W/D, fridge, stove, D/W, micro. For rent or sale. $1,300/month + utilities. Phone: 403-993-0567. Private 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath home in Windermere. Furnished, appliances, fireplace, decks, hot tub, firepit, parking, pets OK. $1,200/ month + hydro and deposit. Longterm rates negotiable. Please call Julie 250-581-1425.

Radium townhouse for rent. Bright, spacious, approx. 1,300 sq. ft. of living space. 2-bdrm, 2.5-bath, fully furnished, deck, BBQ and A/C. Includes all utilities. Available weekly or monthly. Minimum 6-month lease. $950/month. N/S, N/P. 403-240-9357 or 403237-4698. Email for pictures.

Edgewater 3-bdrm, 2-bath house in quiet neighborhood. Newly renovated, very clean. To see pictures, go to Kijiji ad 381723058. $1,050 + utilities, available immediately. 250-342-5332.

3-bdrm condo downtown Invermere. 1,323 sq. ft. W/D, small deck, storage. Pets negotiable. $1,200.00/month + utilities. D.D. & lease required. Call 250-342-0853. Kijiji Ad 380 412 086.

Great family home in Wilder subdivision of Invermere. 4-bdrm, 3-bath, single-car garage. N/S, N/P. References required. Available July 1st. $1,250/month + utilities. 250-342-6481. Invermere: house on a large lot, 4-bdrm, 2-bath, fireplace, hot tub, W/D, N/S, N/P. Available July 1st, $1,400/month + utilities, references and D.D. required, 403874-1273. Downtown Invermere townhouse for rent: 3-bdrm, 2-bath, 6 appliances, garage. Very private, perfect location with great views. N/P, N/S. $1,100/month + utilities. Available July 1st. 250-342-0020. Rustic, cozy, 2-bdrm furnished cabin, no W/ D. Large private yard with storage shed, pets OK. Suitable for one or two adults. 10 minute walk to downtown. $825 includes cable and utilities, available soon. 250-342-9636.

condo FOR RENT Hillcrest Apartments have 2-bdrms at $800/month, 1-bdrms at $600/ month. Fully furnished, including utilities, TV and Internet. 250-3411182.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Windermere Affordable Family Home 1,500 sq. ft. 4-bdrm, large living room and family room. Good-sized rental lot. Close to elementary school and public beach. $70,000. 250-342-3379.

HOMEs FOR SALE Amazing cabin/house reduced to $369,000. Custom design - 2,265 sq. ft., 4-bdrm, loft, on desirable Pine Cone Lane, #7514. www. Home for sale in Edgewater. Approx. 1,100 sq. ft. with finished basement. 24 x 24 garage. Lot is 65 x 120. Call for viewing: 250-3479192 or 250-341-1234.

CASTLEROCK, 2583 Ledgerock Court Built as a show home, beautiful walk-out bungalow on large lot, backs onto park land, landscaped, large deck, and covered front porch. 4-bdrm, 3-bath, fully upgraded, triple car garage, in-floor heat, heat pump. Call 250-341-1160 for more details or to view.

business for sale Anglz Hair & Tanning Studio Full-service salon. For more information go to, ID # 263259507 or call Maria at 250-342-3227.

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misc. for sale

Heinsman piano for sale. $1,000. 250-342-8621.

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.

pets Hawt Pawz n Clawz pet grooming is now booking appointments! Radium Hot Springs. Call Michelle, 250-347-2412.

wanted Instructors Wanted! Share your passion! If you are interested in teaching, we want to hear from you. College of the Rockies, Invermere Campus, is looking for people to provide course topics and instruction. We can provide support and guidance for you to share your knowledge on a great subject. Send your ideas to or stop by the campus.

misc. for sale Hot tub rentals. Week or weekend rates. Valley Spas: 250-342-3922.

Kitchenaid dishwasher, Viking range + oven, Maytag washing machine, two new bathroom sinks with taps, baby crib, bi-fold doors, beds, desktop, paintings, and strollers. 403-246-6680 or 250342-6646.

VEHICLES for sale

250 US gallon tanks for sale. Very versatile, plastic w/ metal 6” opening, 2’ discharge, 125 lbs. $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. Quality Top Soil and Manure Topsoil, $160 per dump truck load, $90 per pick-up load. Well-aged cow manure, $120 per pickup load. Delivery extra. Call 250-342-1268. Aged, composted, horse manure. Loaded. 1/2 ton - $60. 4 kms south of Invermere. 250-342-1526. THINKING ABOUT GARDENING? Well-aged horse manure for sale. We load for you at $50/pick-up truck load. Call 250-342-8828.

recreational vehicles

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

BUS FOR SALE – 1993 Ford E-350 Bus 255,000 kms. Annually inspected. 16 reclining seats + driver. Winter/summer tires. Runs well, needs body work. $2,500 OBO. Call 250-688-9488. DUMP TRUCK 1979 GMC 3 Ton, runs good. Good farm truck . $1,000 OBO. 250-341-1899.

2007 Chev Crew cab 3/4 ton 4x4. Camper special, long box. Loaded, 128,900 kms. $15,000 firm. 250-342-6954. 2008 Honda CRF 450X Great shape. Just spent $700 on tune-up, leakdown test 96%, $5,399 OBO. 403-880-7202.

camping 1998 Citation 8’ hardside camper. North/south queen bed. 3-way fridge, toilet, furnace, good condition. $6,000 OBO. 250-3426088 or 250-688-0817. 1985 Vanguard trailer. 27 foot, in excellent shape, ready to go. $4,500 or will trade for camper to fit short box pickup. Please call 250-342-9589.

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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

Dryer Vent and Furnace Cleaning & inspections. Call AQUAIR today! 250-342-5089.

Have you purchased a Mac computer and need a tutor to learn the basics? Making the move to a Mac can be an intimidating experience. I will show you the basics and show you how to get more value from your system. I’m a graphic designer with 20 plus years experience working the Macintosh operating system. Basic tutoring session, $30/hour. Call Emily at 250-409-4101.

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. Home Building and Renos Chuck Newhouse Builders 250-342-3637 Phil’s Carpentry, Everything from roofs to decks, completion of basement and bathrooms. Phone 250-341-8033 (cell) – 24/7. Not on valley time. Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207, Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089. Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Environmentally friendly products. Dry in 1 hour! Call 250-688-0213 or visit

Save $10 on Phantom Retractable Screen Doors New Latch & Release Handle “I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Shannon, she does an excellent job. She takes pride in a job well done.” Marj Wright Shannon’s Blinds & Designs 250-342-5749 “Covering the Valley – One Window At A Time” 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 at #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. Invermere Sharpening Carbide and steel sharpening services. Carbide saw re-tipping, saw blades, router bits, planer knives, hole saws, ice auger blades, knives, scissors and much more. 250-341-5447. 345 Blair St., Athalmer. Local Website Design: Designer seeking new clients, specializing in small to medium websites, blogs or portfolios. Initial meeting and quotes are free. www.

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Contact Betty Newton 250-342-6343 •

Great homemade food at reasonable prices. Luxor Creek Restaurant & Cantina, Spur Valley Greens. 250-347-9051. See us on Guitar lessons. Available most evenings to come to your home. Call Emily at 250-409-4101. DWM Contracting. Decks, Fences (Wood, Chainlink, Aluminum). Brush and Trail clearing. 250-3417022. ODD JOBS ENT HAULING Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt at 250-342-3569. BOOKKEEPING SERVICES! Starting soon. Small business? New business? I can help you with your books. For more info, call TNP BOOKKEEPING 250-347-9639. High quality painting exterior and interior. Small renovations. Call Fred, 250-342-8621. Cresteel RV Services. Appliances, accessories, parts, and repairs. Mobile Service. 250-342-6312. Custom Framing Sale on now at Mercer & Company. We have the highest volume and the highest discounts! 25% off till June 15th. Garden irrigation installation. Light pruning and hauling. Raised-beds and compost systems. 250-3424473. College of the Rockies Student Hair Salon Open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Junior stylists offering affordable services. Call 250-688-0239 for an appointment today.

help wanted Anahata Foods requires part-time, long-term assistance. Duties include: preparing and packing high-quality, organic, raw, vegan, granola bars. Wage starts at $10/hour, up to $15 with benefits for the suitable inquirer. Applicants must be physically fit and preferably hold a passion for whole-food art and science. Firm work ethics and references a must. Please call Lisa, 403-921-1300 to schedule an interview. Make extra money as an independent representative with sterling silver jewelry bonuses, trip, and not to mention the 30% commission. It’s amazing the difference Silpada Jewelry can make to an outfit, your attitude... even your life. Ask me how. Call 250-341-5956. Lakeside Pub is looking for experienced servers and kitchen staff. FT/PT. Send resumes to or phone 250-342-6866. HIRING EXPERIENCED STUCCO PLASTERER. Experienced applicant only. Must have experience in erecting scaffold, latting, troweling base coat, finish coat and textured. Starting wage $18 an hour. Please email resume to rockostucco@ Black Forest Restaurant is looking for a F/T server and cook. Call, email or drop off resume. careers@ or 250342-9417. RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKER. Casual position available. Human Service Worker, Health Care Assistant or equivalent education required. Union membership – HEU. For more information please contact Manager, Donna Jefferson at 250342-3699 or e-mail wdsss@telus. net. Permanent, P/T cashier, includes weekends. Willing to train. Drop resumes off at Pharmasave.

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The Horsethief Pub requires a P/T, F/T Server. Applicants must be at least 19 and possess their Serving It Right. Must be available weekends and evenings. Apply in person to the Horsethief Creek Pub and Eatery, by e-mail to or fax 250-347-9987.

Looking for full and part-time workers to help with Marco Polo Imports in front of BMO. Outdoor work dealing with set-up and break-down of kiosk as well as dealing with public. For more info call Gordon at 250-342-6605.

Helna’s Stube is looking for P/T kitchen help and dishwasher. Please call 250-347-0047 or email Experienced line-cooks, dishwashers, master-prep person needed at Back Country Jack’s. Phone for interview: 250-347-0097 or email Hairstylist wanted at Valley Hair Styling. Full-time. Easy-to-build clientele. Lots of walk-ins during busy summer months. Excellent opportunity for motivated stylist. Phone 250-342-6355. Peppi’s Pizza is now hiring full and part-time staff for all restaurant positions. Must be able to start immediately. Please email resumes to: Balance Bobcat is looking for fulltime, hardworking individuals to join our team. Job duties include property maintenance. $15/ hour to start. Did we mention hardworking? 250-270-0821 or Climate Solutions for the Kootenays is seeking a Program Coordinator in Invermere. Full details: http:// Contact: or 250-342-8881. Looking for part-time server and dishwasher for summer season. Drop resumes off at Fubuki Sushi. Part-time general property maintenance for local lake-front property. General flower-bed weeding, beach cleaning, exterior property cleaning etc. Successful candidate must be responsible, reliable and a self starter. Please send CVs to performancedirect@

Students…do you like to dig in the dirt? Groundswell Network Society is looking for a Summer Program Coordinator to help out in the Community Greenhouse and Gardens. Please submit your resumes to info@ by June 4th. Experienced line cook, F/T position. Angus McToogle’s Restaurant. 1321 7th Ave Invermere. 250-341-6868 or Experienced Grill Cook. $17/hour to start. 250-516-1507 or 250-3456661. Fax: 250-544-3475. Gerry’s Gelati in Invermere is looking for a full-time, year-round, food counter attendant. No educational requirements, previous customer service and cafe experience an asset. Wage $11 to $14, depending on experience. Also looking for fulltime seasonal staff and part-time staff for Invermere and Radium locations. Email resume to gerry@ or apply in person 1045 7th Ave (facing 12th street) Invermere.

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

Caretaking (year-round position) Terravista is currently looking for a mature/self-motivated individual with caretaking/landscaping knowledge and skills. Applicants with EOCP Small water/sewer certificate would be preferred or applicants willing to take the courses to attain the certificates. Please submit written resume and references to or mail to 1370 Terravista Rd., Windermere B.C., V0B 2L1

Seasonal Maintenance Labourer (Full-time Seasonal) and Groundskeeper (Seasonal) The maintenance personnel will perform under general supervision a wide variety of general building maintenance and repair functions related to the care and maintenance of the resort’s buildings/facilities. The Groundskeepers are responsible for exceptionally maintaining the resort properties to the highest standards. Responsible for landscaping and maintaining the resorts’ grounds. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: • Excellent time and organizational skills. • Must be proactive, flexible, and able to meet deadlines and work under pressure. • Responsibilities will be performed with an eye for detail in a timely manner. • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. • Identify problems and implement solutions. • Work independently in the absence of supervision. • Exercise good judgment and discernment. • Ability to multitask in an environment with many distractions is a must. Please submit your resume with references to: or fax to 250-345-6250.

Do you enjoy a flexible work schedule? Earn $15/hr cleaning vacation rental homes throughout the Windermere Valley and at Panorama. High Country Properties is seeking experienced contract cleaners. Choose your own schedule; full-time or part-time, weekends or weekdays. Must have your own vehicle. Please forward resumes to julie@ or call 250 342-3887. Also required is a full-time, seasonal laundry attendant to work Monday through Friday.

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

Front Desk Manager Responsible for managing the Front Desk department, establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with Resort guests, and ensuring the highest standard of service and the best possible guest experience is maintained. Responsibilities include: • Overseeing all Front Desk operations including reservations, switchboard and seasonal guest services. • Training and supervising the Front Desk team. • Forecasting room nights, yield management and recommending room rates. • Developing, implementing and monitoring an annual budget and business plan. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: • Experience in Front Desk management. • Extensive knowledge of Front Desk and guest service policies, procedures and standards. • Communication and computer expertise, ideally in Maestro. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers a competitive benefit package with access to all resort amenities. Interested? Please forward your resume with references to the attention of David Sheedy:, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6004.

Safe Home Operators needed from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen for women and children fleeing domestic violence. An Honorarium is provided.

Please call Pat Cope at 250-342-5566 for details.


Permanent full-time Legal Assistant required in Invermere, BC.

Radium Resort offers year round accommodation with over 100 guest rooms including condominiums and villas and is the proud home of The Springs and The Resort Golf Courses. Amenities include superb banquet and dining facilities, swimming pool, hot tub, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, fitness center and spa.

MacDonald Thomas Law Office is a growing and fast paced law firm specializing in Business Law, Real Estate, Corporate & Estate Planning.

Employees of Radium Resort are team oriented and have a genuine desire to provide outstanding guest service in a progressive work environment. We offer employees an opportunity to work and play at one of Canada’s premier resorts, while enjoying a Rocky Mountain lifestyle. We are currently accepting applications for the following full and part-time positions:

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Night Front Desk Agent Room Attendant

Please submit resumes to or apply in person to the Front Desk. 250.347.9311

This position is ideal for someone seeking a long-term commitment in an established and busy law firm. We are seeking an experienced legal assistant who is organized and motivated with strong attention to detail, bringing the ability to multi-task and prioritize duties, communicate well, and respect confidential information. Experience in Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law is essential.

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

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Spa Esthetician Room Attendants Laundry Attendants Cooks Sous Chef Servers

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers a competitive salary and benefit package with access to all resort amenities. Interested? Please forward your resume with references to the attention of David Sheedy:, fax 250.345.6616, or call 250.345.6004.

Myth: One big ad will make a big impression.

Please forward your resume along with salary expectations to: William J. MacDonald: Box 2400, 1018A 7th Avenue, Invermere, BC, or email it to: Accepting resumes until June 15th.

Reality: The same money invested in a regular series of small ads will yield bigger results. Call Dean at 250-341-6299 to find out more.

Only the applicants being considered for the position will be contacted. We thank you for your interest. • Email:


8, 1008 8th Ave. Invermere, B.C. Ph: (250) 341-6299 Fax: (250) 341-6229

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PIONEER ON THE ROAD Concerts and Croissants

The latest travellers to circle the globe with their favourite newspaper include Glen and Debbie Casey of Invermere (far left), who get The Pioneer up close with the Boss during Bruce Springsteen’s concert at the New Orleans Jazz Festival; and Mark Read and Brenda Braund-Read of Radium Hot Springs (left), who were in Paris for a wedding. They pose with The Pioneer in front of Le Chateau de Fontainebleau. Enter The Pioneer’s annual Travel Contest by bringing your entries in person, to, or online at www. You could win two tickets to a Calgary Flames game and one night of accommodation, courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World. To place your Community Classified call The Pioneer at 250-341-6299 or toll free 1-866-669-9222


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Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/ Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@ Send Resume to: SwBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550 Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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Call us today to place your classified advertisement. E-mail: Phone: (250) 341-6299 Fax: (250) 341-6229

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Valley Churches


Spring brings all things new By Pastor Trevor Hagan, Lake Windermere Alliance Church May and June are my favorite months of the year. With the cold of winter comes the shades of “blah.” You know, the browns and greys of dead leaves and grass. Then the warmth of the spring sun brings with it new life, green and fresh and alive. You guessed it: green is Trevor Hagan my favorite color too – not just because of my affection for the Saskatchewan Roughriders – but because of the fresh new life it brings to mind. In the book of Revelation, God says “Behold, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5). Do you ever wish you could have a new start? To let your past mistakes die and have new life in their place? Many have come to me with the question, ‘Can I be forgiven?’, ‘Can you help me know how I can forgive myself?’, ‘Can you help me get a fresh start?’

I love to tell the story. “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Someone needs to be reminded today that you don’t have to remain the same. You don’t have to do things the same old way, year in and year out. Someone told you that you would never change. Someone told you that you would never amount to anything because your family is nothing. Someone told you that you are incapable of succeeding because you are weak. Someone has taken your past and written you off. I am here to remind you that Jesus Christ makes ALL things new! Yes, He will make your mind new, your speech new, your walk new, your vision new, your attitude new, your motivation new, your determination new, your desires new. God is able to take your past and use it to teach you lessons and transform your tomorrow into something new. Like the caterpillar to the butterfly or the tadpole to the frog, God is able and willing to bring the gift of change. All we need do is ask and receive His gift and the promise of 2 Corinthians 5:17 will be ours: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Sheep need help to avoid agonizing virus Radium’s Bighorn sheep herd sometimes fall prey to the contagious virus Ecthyma, also known as sore mouth. It is a debilitating series of sores that can infect the lips and gums of Bighorn sheep. The virus is capable of being spread to humans and is able to render a sheep unable to feed, which can result in death. Anyone who has spotted an animal that they believe is suffering from sore mouth is asked to contact wildlife biologist, Alan Dibb at alan. or by phoning 250-347-6158.  Photo by Alan Dibb

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday, June 3rd, 10:30 a.m. Worship and Life Instruction, “The Journey: Our Helper and Guide - THE HOW!”... Pastor Trevor ministering. Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • Windermere Valley Shared Ministry ANGLICAN-UNITED 9 a.m.: Worship at All Saint’s, Edgewater. 9:30 a.m.: God’s Breakfast Club for Children and Youth and 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. 7 p.m.: Worship at St. Peter’s, Windermere. Reverend Laura Hermakin 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. Saturday: 7 p.m. and Sunday: 9 a.m. at Canadian Martyr’s Church in Invermere. Sunday: 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. • Relief Society, 11:15 a.m. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792

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

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Beer. Music. Fun!

The FIRST Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival

Saturday, June 16

Yukon Brewing Co. • Fernie Brewing Co. • Cannery Brewing Co. • Stanley Park Brewery • Cariboo Brewery • Amber’s Brewing Co. • Russell Brewing Co. Okanagan Spring Brewery • Mt Begbie Brewery • Big Surf Beer Co. • Nelson Brewing Co. • Old Yale Brewing Co. • Banff Ave Brewing Co. • Norsemen Inn Brewing Co. • Grolsch (Netherlands) • Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)

ay 1st Annual East Kooten


Advance Tickets: $25.* On the Day: $30 (cash only) *

More than 50 beers to sample. Live Music: Fraid Knot · Thinking Man *Plust HST. Tickets are non-refundable. No minors, 19+ only.

Tickets: 250.345.6070


Online edition of The Columbia Valley Pioneer for June 1st, 2012


Online edition of The Columbia Valley Pioneer for June 1st, 2012