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Valley NEWS RCMP reopen cold case more than 50 years old

By Kelsey Verboom, Pioneer Staff With files from Stephanie Stevens One member of the Columbia Valley RCMP has resurrected the search for a young girl who went missing from the Wilmer area 51 years ago and was never seen again. On a May afternoon in 1961, Mother’s Day, 12-year-old Brenda Byman reportedly walked out of Wilmer towards Lake Enid with four other youths, and never returned. In the largest coordinated search the valley has ever seen, hundreds of searchers combed the area surrounding where she disappeared, but Brenda’s body was never found. According to police records and testimony, Brenda went hiking with Vivian Barrett, Edward Carson, John Carson and Elwood Godlien, to go swimming at Lake Enid, five kilometres north of Wilmer. Records show that in the mid-afternoon, Vivian and Edward left the group, leaving Brenda, John, and Elwood at the lake. From there, testimony becomes hazy, with stories that change in detail as the years tick by. The case remains unsolved, with a cold trail of clues more than half a century old. Despite the time that has lapsed since Brenda disappeared, Corporal Brent Ayers of the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment has recently reopened the Byman case in the hopes of finally solving one of the valley’s most talked-about mysteries. “After 50 years it is difficult to wade through the rumours on a file such as this,” Cpl. Ayers said, adding the case is one he does not intend to give up on. Brenda’s case is a topic that has repeatedly stirred up hot debate, rumour, at times hatred. A series of jumbled facts form to create an unfinished, slightly out-of-focus puzzle of what really happened that day. Some accuse the boys Brenda was last seen with of being responsible for her disappearance, some say she was picked up by a passing miner, and oth-

GONE WITHOUT A TRACE — This never-before published photo of 12-year-old Brenda Byman is one of the only pictures of her at the age she disappeared. Photo submitted ers say she ran away into the bush. Despite much finger-pointing and varying theories, no one has ever been criminally charged in relation to the case, and no one knows what really happened. The challenges Cpl. Ayers faces in the investigation are many: some witnesses and searchers no longer live here or have passed away, there is restricted funding with which to work on the case, and the geographical landscape of the Wilmer area no longer bears fresh evidence.   Story continued on page 9 . . .

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RDEK directors leave Jumbo decisions to province By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff The Regional District of East Kootenay has decided to maintain its current position on Jumbo Glacier Resort, voting to leave land-use and planning decisions up to the provincial government. On Friday, June 8th, the district’s board of directors voted to uphold a decision made by the regional district directors in 2009 that asked the province to create a mountain resort municipality in the Jumbo valley. The 2009 motion also requested that the province take over control and decision-making when it came to the ski resort development, located 55 kilometres west of Invermere. A motion to rescind the board’s previously stated position was brought forward on June 8th by Area G

Director Gerry Wilkie. The motion was narrowly defeated by a vote of 8-7 — the same vote tally as the 2009 motion. Directors Wendy Booth (Area F), Dee Conklin (Radium), Rob Gay (Area C and chair of the board), Mary Giuliano (Fernie), Lois Halko (Sparwood), Dean McKerracher (Elkford), Heath Slee (Area B), and Mike Sosnowski (Area A) voted to uphold the 2009 decision. Directors Gerry Taft (Invermere), Gerry Wilkie (Area G), Ute Juras (Canal Flats), Ron McRae (Kimberley),Wayne Stetski and Bob Whetham (Cranbrook), and Jane Walter (Area E), were in favour of reversing the 2009 decision. Director Wilkie told The Pioneer last month that his motion was prompted by recent amendments to the Local Government Act — changes he said raise questions

about public accountability in governance. In May, the B.C. Legislature passed amendments to the Local Government Act that give the province the ability to create a Mountain Resort Municipality and appoint a mayor and council before there are any permanent residents. The amendments affect Jumbo, which could now be governed this way. Before regional district board members began a heated debate on June 8th about whether to rescind or not to rescind, they heard from Joe Pierre of the Ktunaxa First Nation. Mr. Pierre read from a letter written by Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair, which implored the board to reverse the 2009 motion and include the Ktunaxa Nation in decision-making about Jumbo.  . . . story continued on page 20

Local WoodEx mill faces uncertain future

By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff

The family-run WoodEx mill in Edgewater could be forced to close due to a lack of available wood. The medium-sized sawmill has been operating only intermittently for the past five weeks, leaving at least 45 employees with an uncertain job future. Douglas Riddell, President, CEO, and owner of WoodEx, blames the lack of work on the inaction of the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, which he said has created a local lumber market locally that is dominated by forestry giant Canfor, leaving WoodEx short on wood supply. According to Mr. Riddell, WoodEx’s troubles began with the merger of Canfor and Tembec, where Canfor acquired the Radium and Elko sawmills, as well as their allowable cut tenure. In the area between Golden and Cranbrook,

Canfor now holds an annual allowable cut volume of 901,157 cubic metres, compared to WoodEx’s 29,877. This imbalance makes it impossible for WoodEx to compete in the market, Mr. Riddell said. “I don’t think Canfor has done anything untoward, but it is clear in my mind that it comes down to the responsibility of the ministry in maintaining and extracting the best value of public resources in a fair and equitable log market.” Minister Steve Thomson’s decision to allow the merger of Canfor and Tembec does not exceed the anticompetitive threshold as outlined in the Forestry Act, ministry spokesperson Brennan Clarke said in an email response. The decision to allow the merger to move ahead was made keeping in mind Canfor’s commitment to pursue a fibre supply agreement with WoodEx. WoodEx is not currently harvesting it’s allotted annual cut of 29,877 cubic metres, Mr. Brennan added. But Mr. Riddell said it is physically impossible to

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harvest the one-time cut amount, as right now it is tied up in paperwork and is not legally allowed to be cut. BC Timber Sales is planning to put up for bid more than 240,000 cubic metres in timber sale licences in the Cranbrook and Invermere timber supply areas over the next year, but without a solid timber base to start with, Mr. Riddell said WoodEx won’t be able to afford to bid tit-for-tat with larger companies like Canfor. Local MLA, Norm Macdonald, said that while he is happy to see the Canfor mill up and running, he hopes it does not come at the expense of other loggers, truckers, and employees in the valley. In order to keep operating, WoodEx is asking for 130,000 cubic metres of allowable cut per year — 25 per cent of what the mill would consume in a year running at full capacity. For now, WoodEx continues to run intermittently by receiving sporadic log supply from Canfor. Locally, Canfor has been very helpful in working with WoodEx, Mr. Riddell stressed.

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• On June 5th at 12:15 p.m., Columbia Valley Detachment members attended to a two-vehicle accident on Radium Blvd. A 29-year-old Saskatchewan man was backing a 2012 Kenworth tractor and trailer out of an area when the trailer made contact with a Ford F250 that was parked on the street. The driver or owner of the Ford was not in the area, but the Ford did receive damage. An accident report was completed, with direction to locate the owner of the Ford. • On June 8th, RCMP received a complaint of harassment involving an ongoing issue between a group of adults. A 48-year-old man reportedly gave another man the finger, and then later lingered around the residence of the other man. Although no threats were made in this incident, complaints of harassment will be investigated. If applicable, charges may be recommended to Crown for approval. • On June 8th, police were called to a complaint of a number of youths on the roof of the concession stand in Edgewater. The building is believed to be unstable, and there was a fear the youths may fall. Patrols were made but no youths were observed. • On June 8th at 9:36 p.m., Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of a vehicle hit-and-run in the 1300 block of 13th Ave., Invermere, where a ‘74 Dodge Charger received damage to the left side. Tire marks left behind suggest a green pickup truck rounded the corner at 13th Ave., lost control and struck the Charger. Damage to the suspect’s vehicle is likely the right front headlight and fender. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Columbia Valley Detachment. • On June 8th at 11:25 p.m., RCMP members were called to a disturbance in the 4800 block of Riverview Drive in Edgewater, where a man was reportedly causing a disturbance in a residence and refusing to leave the house. The male had departed by the time the police arrived. • On June 9th at 5:45 p.m., Columbia Valley Detachment members were called to a domestic dispute in the 1400 block of 13th Ave., Invermere. A 38-year-old man was assaulted and cut in the head by an object that was thrown at him. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old woman, who is now charged with

assault with weapon. The woman was released with a court date of August 7th. • On June 9th at 11 p.m., police were called to a disturbance involving an adult man and woman in the 1300 block of 11th Ave, Invermere. The investigation revealed no assault other than that a verbal argument had taken place. Both parties went their separate ways to avoid any escalation. Invermere Citizens on Patrol The Columbia Valley Detachment would like to get the Invermere Citizens on Patrol program back on its feet. At present we only have three active citizens in Invermere, so we need more people involved. The volunteers are our eyes and ears in the community. Training to go over the rules and expectation is done before anyone hits the street. Those interested please give me a call at 250-342-9292. If we can get eight or more people involved we will arrange an information session. Will do it at the sub-office: Tim Hortons. Jeers to me To the fellow I failed to yield to in the Sobeys parking lot: I was informed by a fellow member that there is a stop line I should have seen. I went back and sure enough, there it was. So, even though you are not my wife, I will revert to my husband mantra, “You’re right, I’m wrong, sorry.” Shots fired While working in Rossland, I was called to attend a vehicle that was on fire along the side of the highway. The couple driving were able to get out of the vehicle safely, but the vehicle was engulfed in flames when I arrived. Rossland fire department was en route, and there was very little I could do other than watch the show and talk to the driver and his passenger. I learned they were en route to Alaska and their worldly possessions were in the camper. We were standing pretty close and I’m hearing a lot of popping sounds and firecracker-type sounds. Strange noise to be coming from a vehicle. I asked the driver what he had in the vehicle that was making this popping sound. “Just ammunition,” was his response. “Why don’t we just walk over to my police car and move back a little further,” I responded. Needless to say, I told the fire department to let her burn.

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Deer protection group wins right to lawsuit By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff A group that has rallied to save Invermere's urban deer population celebrated victory in a legal battle with the District of Invermere. A Justice for the B.C. Supreme Court ruled on May 29th that the District of Invermere cannot recover legal fees and dismiss previous legal action by the Invermere Deer Protection Society. The Invermere Deer Protection Society is a group of Columbia Valley residents that formed in opposition to a permit issued by the province that gave the District of Invermere the right to cull up to100 urban deer. Locking antlers with the district over Invermere's urban deer population since talk of the cull amped up earlier this year, the anti-cull group filed an injunction and lawsuit against the District of Invermere in an attempt to halt the controversial cull action. The cull was permitted to move ahead in February, and in response to the overhanging lawsuit, the district counter-sued the group to regain legal costs and dump the protectionists' lawsuit. The matter went to the B.C. Supreme Court, which brought down its May ruling, throwing out the district's attempt to recover legal fees and dismiss the continuing lawsuit by the Invermere Deer Protection Society. As a result, the town will not recover any of its costs relating to the case, which total close to $30,000 in taxpayer dollars, and the deer protection group is now able to pursue its lawsuit against the district. “We started this organization to challenge the district's decision,” said Devin Kazakoff of the Invermere Deer Protection Society. “This means that we can continue to make a difference and protect wildlife and hopefully change the way other cities and towns make their decisions about wildlife management.” The district worked to have the lawsuit expelled on the grounds that the permit for the deer cull had expired March 15th, and therefore there were no longer legal


grounds for a challenge. The judge presiding over the case found that although the cull permit expired, Invermere council's August 2011 decision to reduce the urban deer population • Delicious Meals to 50 by the year 2014 would continue to affect deer • 24-Hour Emergency Monitoring populations into the future, and would set a precedent • Transportation for the rest of B.C., Mr. Kazakoff said. • Daily Activities “This decision will make other towns do their proper research,” he added. • Housekeeping Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft said that he is unhappy • Entertainment that Invermere had to be the town made an example of • Private Suites with Kitchen by the lawsuit, because mayor and council were following provincial guidelines. “Unfortunately it is our taxpayers who have to foot the bill,” Mayor Taft said. “It seems to be their [the Invermere Deer Protection Society’s] goal to use us as a precedent.” If the anti-cull group really wanted to deal with who is actually responsible for setting protocol when it comes to wildlife management, they would sue the province and not one of the communities that followed provincial recommendations, Mayor Taft added. CGV Ad - Subsidy.indd 1 2/3/2012 Vince Zurbriggen of the Invermere Deer Protection Society said that relying on provincial figures, the District of Invermere did not do enough research of its own when it came to the cull and relied mainly upon findings from other East Kootenay municipalities. ermen! and all new fly fish “We want them to do their proper research and not just look at wiping out the deer because they are eating our tulips,” he said. “The district has not concentrated on finding any other solution except for a cull. They have not involved us.” is pleased to announce that we are presenting a Conversely, the Invermere Deer Protection Society has made little attempt to work with the District of Invermere, Mayor Taft countered. TH “There was the suggestion at one point that if we Cost per person is $50 and includes first-class instruction from renowned worked with them and promised not to do any culls in fly fisherman Mr. Doug (Butch) McKay. Booking is limited, so call the near future they would hold the lawsuit and not go to book a spot and learn how the professionals cast a fly rod. any further,” he said. “As far as we are aware they have never offered to fully withdraw the lawsuit or stop the 4962 Fairmont Frontage • 250-342-1034 legal action.” . . . story continued on page 9





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By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff To walk, or not to walk? That is the question. Or, depending on where you live, it’s not even an option. If you need to dash to the store to pick up groceries or swing by the bank, whether or not walking or riding is a possibility depends largely on the design of your community. Why does having a walkable town matter? Because walking and biking more often makes for healthier residents. Healthier residents are generally out and about more frequently, meaning they are more involved in their communities. Energetic, active residents make for a vibrant community. Towns that build in a smaller footprint as opposed to building “out” boost the chance that their residents will elect to use their own power to get around town, rather than the engines of their vehicles. Building up rather than out is sometimes done by choice, or in combination with geographical factors — take Radium for example, which is forced to built smart within a tight boundary because it is bordered by a national park, a canyon, and wetlands. Municipalities in the Columbia Valley have caught on to this attitude of modern-day developing, and have already, or are now starting to implement, smart strategies when drawing up the blueprints for changes to their town’s design. There is an entire government branch called Smart Growth BC, which is dedicated to encouraging community leaders

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to consider design features that encourage walking — like the placement of sidewalks, streetlights, and bike-friendly passages. A 2009 study by Smart Growth BC used Invermere as a case study for urban sprawl, citing the second home market, underdeveloped greenway space, and too much of a focus on the downtown core as main challenges in the quest for smart growth. These are factors faced by most of the towns in the valley, and local governments are for the most part doing a good job of recognizing problem areas that need more attention. The underlying lesson to learn from past development no-nos is to build for the future, not for what will work right now with the current population. Our area needs to build densely and allow for another economic and population boom, which is inevitable. This should be at the back of the minds of all Columbia Valley Directors at the Regional District of East Kootenay as the bylaw that will allow secondary suites in the region moves forward in its planning stages (see ‘Regional District: News in Brief ’ on page 8). For any portion of the region to reject the secondary suites bylaw based on current sentiment that there isn’t enough demand for rental suites is perhaps a tad short-sighted. The local building crash from 2008 until now is proof that an area’s population (and especially rental population) can change faster than a fireman getting into uniform. If we don’t need the secondary suites right now, we certainly will further down the road. Forward planning instead of making policies that reflect knee-jerk reactions is the key to creating communities that will still be sustainable for many years to come.

Summertime living Mrs. Jerome Joseph of the Kootenay Reserve (as cited in Windermere Valley Museum records) stands outside her summer teepee in August, 1927. Celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 16th at Lakeshore Campground (see page 13 for details). Email if you have more information about this photograph.  Photo A1028 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

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Dear Editor: With regards to the photo of the Boulder Creek Flume in the June 1st Pioneer, the man standing on top of the flume on the left is my dad, Jim Statham. Standing beside him is Bill Carlson, and on the bottom is Alfred Laird and George Watt. Dad was the youngest of the group who worked on the flume. The caption under the published photo stated that it was 1943, but dad had said that it was 1939, as he was only 17 years old while working on the flume. Thanks for the photo, as so many people in the valley are unaware of this beautiful piece of hard work that still stands to this day on the benches in Wilmer. Marjorie Widmer, Wilmer

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• Area F will no longer be part of upcoming changes to a bylaw that will govern secondary suites. Bylaw 2369, an amendment to the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw to permit secondary suites throughout the Columbia Valley, was prompted during the building boom during a time when demand for rental suites was high. Area F Director Wendy Booth said recent feedback from her constituents indicates there is no longer an appetite for secondary suites in her area, and so she requested Area F be left out of future amendments to the bylaw. The board voted and agreed to exclude portions of Area F. Gerry Wilkie, Director of Area G, said he was disappointed so many residents of Area F were uninterested in the bylaw, which he said could affect the social welfare of the Columbia Valley. “I really think it’s a form of housing we need to look at,” he said at the meeting. “If the bylaw is passed, it’s not compelling anyone to put a suite in, but at least it’s there.” The secondary suites bylaw has not yet passed, and it is expected that the board will consider a revised version at their next meeting on July 6th. • The board of directors gave permission to the Vermillion Irrigation District to widen the strip of land the Edgewater flume sits on by nearly 10 metres. The increase in cleared tenure will allow for the removal of hazardous trees, and will cut down on the level of maintenance required to upkeep the flume. The Edgewater flume is one of the longest and oldest flumes in B.C., and services 95 parcels of land in the Edgewater area.

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• The board agreed to move forward with a planning process for the rural communities of Dry Gulch and Wilmer. Presently, the two communities in Electoral Area G do not have an official community plan in place. It is expected that a planning process will take about 18 months to complete and will include a variety of opportunities for public input. Residents in the two communities can expect to receive more information on this initiative in the coming months. • Following nearly a week of heavy rainfall, the community of Windermere has been put on a boil water advisory due to increased turbidity in Lake Windermere. The community, which has faced issues with their water system for years, draws their water supply from the lake. Interior Health and the regional district advise residents who draw from the Windermere Community Water System to boil their water or use an alternative source until further notice. Water intended for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits or vegetables, or making ice should be boiled for at least one minute before consuming. • Thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs, 138 project throughout the Regional District of East Kootenay now have extra funding. The Regional District of East Kootenay Board of Directors has approved $1,001,854 in funding for various projects around the region over the coming year. The funding was decided on after listening to feedback from the public, municipalities and Area Directors for the region. For a full list of the approved projects, go to DISTRICT OF INVERMERE 914 – 8th Avenue, PO Box 339 Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 Tel: (250) 342-9281 • Fax: (250) 342-2934


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June 15, 2012 . . . ‘RCMP open cold case’ continued from page 2 The disappearance of Brenda has been covered in local and national news media off-and-on, all with the same basic details and plea: if anyone knows anything, please come forward. Cpl. Ayers is asking the same now, but with new and localized insight to the case. The police file for Brenda’s case has been shuffled from detachment to detachment as the RCMP has changed over the years since the girl’s disappearance, and as a result, it has not always been handled by people with in-depth local knowledge, Cpl. Ayers said. The corporal, who lives in Wilmer, said he hopes his relationship with the local area will help bring a fresh look to an otherwise stale case. Using information from people involved with the 1961 search for the girl, Cpl. Ayers is currently exploring the possibility that a pile of burning wood scraps could be connected to her disappearance. The fire, which burned in a nearby field while the search for Brenda toiled on, was never included in the original RCMP report, although people who attended the fire site on the day of the search have told Cpl. Ayers about seeing more boot/shoe prints around the fire site . . . ‘Deer protection group wins right to lawsuit’ continued from page 5 The ongoing battle makes it hard for both sides to find middle ground in managing urban deer populations. Mr. Kazakoff said that his society is willing to work with the District of Invermere to settle the law case out of court, if possible. “This is something that still can be done,” he said. “The DOI doesn’t want to work with us or

than in the area where Brenda was reportedly last seen. Cpl. Ayers said he hopes to one day conduct an archeological dig at the site of the fire. “I don’t want people to be angry that I’m looking at this case again. I just want to have an open discussion without taking sides,” he said. “I just want to do something more than what’s been done. It may be nothing, but maybe it will turn out to be something. “It’s still a mystery. If you look at it subjectively, things just don’t make sense.” Brenda’s family is hopeful Cpl. Ayers will be able to bring new insight to the young girl’s disappearance. Hilda Byman, Brenda’s mother, has spent years wondering what happened to her shy daughter. All she wants, Hilda said, is to know, before she dies, what happened. “People don’t understand that love is forever,” said Albert Byman, the youngest of the Byman siblings. “We’ll never give up. We are not looking for vengeance, we are looking for closure.” Brenda’s father, Ingvar Byman has since passed away. She has two sisters, Doreen Beninger and Audrey Pepin. Cpl. Ayers welcomes all input into the case, and can be reached at the RCMP detachment at 250-342-9292.

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drop their lawsuit until we would drop ours. We are not going to do that unless they say that there is not going to be a cull. We are both at the same point.” The ongoing battle has been counterproductive, dividing citizens and costing taxpayers money, Mayor Taft said. The Invermere Urban Deer Advisory Committee, a council-appointed group of Invermere citizens with varying experience dealing with wildlife, continues to meet and discuss the ongoing urban deer issue.

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The once-precarious fate of the Columbia Valley’s employment centre is now secure, and the doors of the re-imagined facility are officially open to the public. Following provincewide changes to employment services in B.C., it has been unclear during the past two years whether or not the Invermere-based employment centre would stay open, or if residents would have to travel to READY TO HELP — Employment centre Self Help Host, Jim Jenkinson, shows off a new Cranbrook to access the website available to help job-seekers find employment.  Photo by Kelsey Verboom same services. Although Steele O’Neil, the firm that previously ran the employment hunters per month. At the office, people can access centre, is no longer at the helm, the job-seeker’s facility computers, advice and coaching, job postings, and be will remain open under provincial government guidance referred to services that might not be available locally. “It’s so important we’re here,” said Jim Jenkinson, an as a satellite office to the main Cranbrook location. advisor at the employment centre. “I was out shopping A fresh-faced version of the downtown Invermere centre was officially opened on June 12th, where Pat recently and saw four people who had been in the centre, Cope, Executive Director of the Family Resource Centre and were now working. It was just fantastic to see.” The new Columbia Valley Employment Services Censpoke of the facility’s importance to local residents. “Geography alone makes it important that we have tre is a partnership between the B.C. government program employment services available,” she said. “People already Work BC, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the struggle to access other centralized services in Cranbrook. local Family Resource Centre,, the Columbia Basin Alli“Also, often times when people are unemployed, it ance for Literacy, the Ktunaxa Nation Employment Sermeans a lack of money, which makes it more difficult vices, and Community Futures BC. To access or post job listings specific to the East for people to travel places to try to find work.” Kootenay area, go to Visit the The revived centre, which is in the same location it has always been (above the Invermere Thrift Store, employment services centre for help with the website or 1313-7th Ave.), will service about 50 employment finding a job. Phone: 250-341-6886.

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



Works like this stunning photograph of the Wilmer wetlands by Invermere ‘s John Niddrie will be on display at Pynelog’s latest gallery showing, beginning June 19th until July 1st. The show features John Niddrie, Val MacPhee, Marty Ryan, Jim Lawrence, Tom Symington, Gerry George, and Cathy Parkes. The official artist opening is on June 20th from 7 - 9 p.m. at Pynelogs Cultural Centre.




Out & About Photo courtesy of John Niddrie

Featured Artist Art Show @ Pynelogs Val MacPhee, John Niddrie, Marty Ryan, Jim Lawrence, Tom Symington, Gerry George & Cathy Parkes What does ART mean to you?

June 19 to July 1

Artist Opening – Wed. June 20 from 7 to 9 pm Visit for our current events calendar, or call 250-342-4423.

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Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes 2 Reviewed by Kelsey Verboom Clue-busting, camaraderie and crooks return with the second installment of the detective series, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. This light-hearted action spy film doesn’t quite stack up to the tighter storyline and more clever delivery of the first movie in 2009, but it’s still worth a watch. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return as Sherlock Holmes, the ever-observant schemester, and his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson. Their chemistry and witty banter, which often resembles the comedic back-and-forth of a married couple, float the film. Downey Jr. has the uncanny ability to appear slightly drunk and lopsided most of the

time, yet give the impression of unparalleled crime-solving genius, while Law, frequently rolling his eyes at Holmes’ antics, manages to keep his brassy friend in line. As Dr. Watson prepares to be wed and end his partnership with the debaucherous detective, a distraught and pouty Holmes distracts himself by investigating his archenemy, Professor James Moriarty. When Holmes uncovers the dark-spirited professor’s scheme (which could change the course of human history, as any movieworthy scheme might) Holmes convinces Watson to join him for one last deductive hurrah. The pair teams up with Madam Simza Heron, a Romani gypsy, who believes finding her brother Renee may be the key to defeating Moriarty. In the trio’s quest to find the gypsy’s brother, they find themselves in more danger than they originally imagined, tangled in a web of dangerous international conspiracy.

Both the downfall and the shining moments of Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows come from its cinematography. The movie is filmed with a dark, shadowy feeling (aptly reflecting the title), and there are some great scenes which hum with tension and erupt in a chase. But director Guy Ritchie’s over-reliance on slowmotion effects during what are supposed to be fast-paced action scenes hinders the forward motion of the plot. True fans of the Sherlock Holmes books may find themselves disappointed by this slightly cheesy rendition, but overall, this movie is colourful, funny, and downright entertaining.



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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. • June 30th, July 2nd - 6th, 8 p.m.: The Avengers. For info:

Friday, June 15th: • 5:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Chamber evening mixer at Lakeshore Resort with guest speaker Keith Henry, CEO of B.C. Aboriginal Tourism. Entertainment by First Nations traditional dancers. BBQ brats provided by host Akisqnuknik Development Corporation. For info and registration: 250-342-2844. • 7:30 p.m.: Mary Schäffer, Mountain Woman, a 50-minute multimedia historical enactment created and performed by Shirley Truscott from Banff at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Musical interludes by cellist Elizabeth Sorochan. Hosted by Wildsight. Tickets are $10 at the Book Bar and Pynelogs. For info: 250-342-4423.

Saturday, June 16th: • 9 - 11 a.m.: Windermere Water Meeting at Windermere Elementary School Gym. Sharing of the community survey results, feedback and listening to ideas. Working groups to discuss the best approach to water system upgrade opportunities. For info: or call 1-800-478-7335. • 9 a.m. - 12 noon: Windermere Valley Healthy Snack Challenge at the Invermere Community Hall. Bring a sample of your healthy snack, the recipe and a picture of your family cooking it. Top three entries

to be featured at the Mountain Mosaic Canada Day Celebration and voted on by the public. A project by Windermere Valley Early Childhood Development Team. For info: 250-341-3952. • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Invermere’s Farmer’s Market opens for the summer season. Downtown Invermere. Market will run every Saturday until September 8th. • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: BBQ fundraiser for Global Animal Lovers Society at Home Hardware. • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.: National Aboriginal Day Festival at Lakeshore Resort and Campground. Special guest speaker and entertainers. Culturally prepared cuisine, exhibits, food vendors, business displays, arts and craft demonstrations. Presented by Akisqnuknik Development Corporation. • 12 noon: 23rd Annual Coy’s Fun Day at Coy’s Par 3 Golf Course. Sponsored by Fairmont and District Lions Club. Lots of prizes. Roast-beef dinner. Tickets on sale at Coy’s Par 3. • 3 p.m. - 10 a.m. (Sunday): Relay for Life at David Thompson Secondary School track. More than twenty teams to participate. Public welcome. Fundraising for cancer research. For info visit • 4 - 7 p.m.: Father’s Day BBQ and lobster tail at the Edgewater Community Hall. $15 per person, $10 seniors, $1 x the child’s age up to 10 years. Beef, chicken, salads, dessert and beverage. Add a lobster tail for $8. Hosted by the Edgewater Recreation Society. For info: 250-270-0340. • 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.

Sunday, June 17th: • 5:30 p.m.: Father’s Day BBQ and Auction at the Brisco and District Community Hall. Hosted by the ladies of the Brisco Community Aid. Steak and hamburger, potatoes, beans, salads and desserts. Chinese Auction of a Hobby Horse hand-crafted by Fred Blumstengel.

Monday, June 18th: • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Community In Service, Customer Service Training for Columbia Valley Business at Copper Point Resort. A two half-day training event. Runs on Tuesday, June 19th as well. $50 per participant, $25 for members of the

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. Register by calling College of the Rockies, Invermere: 250342-3210. • 12 noon: General membership meeting and luncheon for the Radium Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Radium. To be held at the Radium Seniors’ Community Hall. $12 per person for buffet style lunch. To register please call 250-347-9331.

Tuesday, June 19th: • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Community In Service, Customer Service Training for Columbia Valley Business at Copper Point Resort. $50 per participant, $25 for members of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. Register by calling College of the Rockies, Invermere: 250-342-3210. • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Options for Sexual Health clinic at Invermere Health Unit. For info: 250342-OPTS (6787). • 7 p.m.: Annual General Meeting for Summit Trail Makers Society at Lions Club Hall. Guest speaker: Chic Scott from Banff/Canmore, with a slide presentation on the life of Hans Gmoser Deep Powder and Steep Rock. Public welcome, admission by donation.

Wednesday, June 20th: • 5 - 8 p.m.: Lake Windermere Management Plan Implementation Open House at the Windermere Community Hall. Presentation, question and answer period to start at 6 p.m. For info visit: www. or call 250-489-0313. • 7 - 9 p.m.: Artist opening at Pynelogs featuring Val MacPhee, John Niddrie, Marty Ryan, Jim Lawrence, Tom Syminton, Gerry George and Cathy Parkes. For info: 250-342-4423.

Thursday, June 21st: • 7 - 9 p.m.: National Aboriginal Day Workshop and Celebration at Christ Church Trinity. Facilitated by Deb Fisher. For info call: 250-342-6644 or Nadine at 250-342-4473.

Saturday, June 23rd: • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Electronics recycling program at Invermere Community Hall. Visit www.return-it. ca/electronics/products for a list of acceptable items.

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Mountain magic ahead in Invermere

By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff


THE THRILL OF ADVENTURE — Hans Gmoser pauses for a rest during a climb of a new route on Mt. Louis in 1961.  Photo by Clair Brown


View from the west deck at Eagle Ranch.

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A lucky group of outdoor enthusiasts will be transported to a landscape of towering peaks and excitement as they experience the mystery of the mountains. Renowned adventurer Chic Scott is coming to Invermere to give a special presentation about the life of mountaineering pioneer Hans Gmoser at annual general meeting of the Summit Trail Makers Society, a group that volunteers to keep hiking trails in the Columbia Valley clear. “Hans Gmoser’s life is really a ragsto-riches story about growing up in terrible conditions in Austria during the great depression and the war,” Chic said. “He went on to be one of the most respected mountain guides in Canada and rubbed shoulders with prime ministers.” Inspired by the mountain man, Chic wrote a book about Hans Gmoser, titled Deep Powder and Steep Rock. The adventurer’s presentation is designed to inspire valley residents to get out of the driver’s seat and explore the world around them through the lens of the famous adventurer. “I think it is important to get people out and away from their cars,” Chic said. “If you can just get a couple hundred

metres away from the road, your whole experience changes. You start to hear the sounds of the wind, birds, and trees.” The Summit Trail Makers Society deserves three cheers for their work in helping people to get away from their cars and out into the natural world, he said. Chic has no problem getting off the pavement. In 1967 he became the first climber to complete a winter ascent of Mt. Assiniboine. In 1973 he completed the high-level cross-country ski traverse of Rogers Pass to the Bugaboos in 15 days. That same year he became the first Canadian to climb a Himalayan mountain, reaching the 6400 metre summit of Myagdi Matha. The most memorable adventure for Chic was also one of his earliest. He packed up his gear and cross-country skied with a small team over the 300 km of Icefields that make up the Continental Divide from Jasper to Lake Louise. “It was just a wonderful adventure with three of my best friends,” Chic said. “Nothing went wrong. There were no tears and no fights, just a completely boring trip that I loved. Most books are written about epics with lots of bodies all over the stage. Our trip was the exact opposite.” Chic will be speaking June 19th at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club Hall in Invermere.

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CULTIVATING CLIENTS — Pictured, left to right: Dave McGrath, Su Baker, Valerie Bracken, Andrea Tubbs, and Heather Fischbuch learn about the concept of economic gardening on June 12th.  Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

Valley digs up shoppers By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff A new concept in gardening will help Columbia Valley businesses plant their shovels deeper to find customers. At the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, June 12th, Su Baker, business analyst for Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen, came to speak to local entrepreneurs about the concept of Economic Gardening, a program used to track customer details. The program uses a database software to record where customers are from, in order to help businesses understand where to target their marketing dollars. The data will be shared with businesses in the valley, free of charge.


“What we are doing for the Columbia Valley region is looking at where visitors come from by using postal codes that are given to local businesses, like hotels and golf courses,” said Ms. Baker. “We can put those postal codes into our mapping system and identify where people come from and then spend our marketing dollars where the customers are.” The economic gardening program will provide businesses with the information they need on how to regionally target their advertising funds. It is sponsored by the Southern Interior Pine Beetle Action Coalition, which provides funding for areas economically affected by the pine beetle. For more information or to participate, contact Su Baker at

from Banff /Canmore: with a slide presentation on the life of Hans Gmoser “Deep Powder and Steep Rock” Public welcome. Admission by donation.

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Aboriginal day teaches students traditional lessons In recognition of upcoming Aboriginal Day, students from J.A. Laird Elementary and Eileen Madson Primary School learn about Aboriginal culture and play traditional First Nations games Monday, June 11th. Pictured, left to right: Body Billehaug tries his feet at summer snowshoeing; Ster Paagman and Ryland Neville take aim during a hoop game; Ethan Dodd relies on his other four senses during a moose bone game.  Photos by Kristian Rasmussen

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Local Business Profiles

More than just your average Teen Burger

Frosty mugs and warm smiles will be on hand as one valley business features a special anniversary with a vintage twist. Invermere’s A&W is celebrating 15 years in business with Car Hoppin’ at the Dub, June 16th. Just like the car hops of the 1950s, the drive-through will be shut down and A&W staff will be serving customers in their cars. The restaurant perfected all the antique touches, even down to the vintage food trays that clip on to a vehicle’s window. “It goes back to the early days when people would go out for a cruise night and end up at A&W,” said Eric Vanderkruk, A&W Invermere owner. “We really have a strong connection to the car culture at A&W. One of our slogans has always been ‘Cruisin the Dub.’” Although the event comes with nostalgic charm, service will be delivered at the lightning speed of today’s technology: all orders will be transmitted wirelessly to the kitchen. The service at A&W is not only fast, it’s personal. “Our staff are on a first-name basis with regular customers,” Eric said. “A lot of times they will have their order ready for them when they walk up to the counter. We have a lot of fun together.” The friendliness of the staff at A&W is no accident, Eric added. The foundation of the restaurant is based upon a family dynamic that began with Eric’s own family. “All of our kids grew up here and worked in the

The staff at Invermere’s A&W have practised friendly, family service for 15 years. Drop by the restaurant on June 16th for 1950s-style service straight to the window of your vehicle.

business. I compare all of our staff to a family. Even though we are from different walks of life and different age groups, we have a lot of fun together.” The family foundation of the restaurant was built with the help of the valley, Eric said. “We really wouldn’t be here without all of the support that we have received over the last 15 years. There really are some great people who live here and call Invermere home.”

Help support the Falks For every Mama Burger sold at the Invermere A&W, $1.50 will be donated to the Falk Family of Invermere to assist with living expenses for their 2-year term volunteering with TeachBeyond at the Shael Academy in Niamey, Niger, West Africa.

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Dividends in Tax-Free Savings Accounts Dividend investing has been one of the most popular investment strategies of the past several years. On the whole, buying securities or mutual funds that pay dividends is an excellent tactic for most investors. However, it’s a common misconception that dividend-paying securities are the best idea for every type of account, or every type of person. Many people utilize growth, dividend and guaranteed interest strategies for certain proportions of their investment accounts. And for those who utilize more than one strategy, placing their dividend paying investments in their Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) might not be the best approach. Making the right choice The main attraction of a Tax-Free Savings Account is the ability to tax shelter money. The concept is simple: put money in an account and whatever it earns is tax free. To best use its tax-free nature, some people use investments which incur the greatest tax consequences in their Tax-Free Savings Accounts. The most heavily taxed investment return is interest income, followed by capital gains. Bringing up the rear are dividends. In fact, if a person’s annual taxable income is below $42,707, they pay negative tax on Canadian dividends. When using all three strategies, it makes the most sense to allocate interest and capital gains generating investments to a Tax-Free Savings Account before dividend paying ones.

Diving deeper into stocks If a person likes to buy stocks, it’s important to determine which ones work best in a Tax-Free Savings Account. Stocks are generally divided into two types: those of growing companies and those of mature companies. No classification is better or worse, as both kinds of stocks are intended for different purposes. Stocks of growth companies are generally more volatile than those of mature companies, as there is less certainty as to how the company will fare each quarter. Stocks of growing companies often see larger swings in their share prices. Examples of growth stocks are Apple, Lululemon and Nike. To learn if a stock is in a growth or maturity phase of their business cycle, the dividend yield is often a good indicator. Generally speaking, the higher the dividend the deeper into the maturity phase a company likely is, and the lower the dividend the more a company is likely focussed on growth. However, be careful if a stock’s dividend yield seems too good to be true. There is a chance that stock has recently seen a sharp decline in its price and could be suffering from tough times operationally. Another indicator of a stock’s business cycle is to ask yourself why you want to buy the stock in the first place. Is it because you think the share price will go

through the roof, or because you want to collect the high dividend it pays? Common or preferred shares? A different method of determining suitability is to consider whether the share is common or preferred. Preferred shares are generally less volatile and pay a higher dividend than common shares. When buying a preferred share, a person has to be prepared for low volatility, steady dividend yields and little upside potential. For these reasons, a person who also buys growth investments may want to keep preferred shares out of their Tax-Free Savings Accounts. U.S. stocks When buying U.S. stocks, it’s best to place them in an Registered Retirement Savings Plan as opposed to a Tax-Free Savings Account Stocks purchased by Canadian residents from U.S.based companies are subject to withholding tax of 15 per cent of dividends earned in every account except a Registered Retirement Savings Plan. This is because the U.S. government recognizes Registered Retirement Savings Plan as a retirement trust. Unfortunately, Tax-Free Savings Accounts are not viewed as a retirement trust and dividends are charged the full withholding tax. Speak to your advisor for more information.

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Writing of D.W. Wilson adapted to the silver screen By Kelsey Verboom Pioneer Staff The Columbia Valley’s prince of penmanship has reached another crowning achievement. Author D.W. Wilson, who grew up in Invermere, will have one of his much-lauded short stories turned into a short movie by Cannes Film Festival filmmaker Jeremy Lutter. Mr. Wilson has gained worldwide success with his writing this year, namely with his collection of short stories, Once You Break a Knuckle. The arrangement of short stories, which is set in a landscape and with characters inspired by the Columbia Valley, has earned Mr. Wilson much acclaim in Canada and in Britain, where the author currently lives. This past September, he made history by becoming the youngest-ever winner of the BBC’s prestigious National Short Story Award. Mr. Wilson won the title and the £15,000 (about $24,000 Canadian) prize for his short story ‘The Dead Roads.’ He was also short-listed as one of 10 finalists in the running for the CBC’s Short Story Prize as part of the literary competition, Canada Writes. West Coast-based filmmaker Jeremy Lutter read one of Mr. Wilson’s stories, ‘Floodplain,’ and immediately recognized its potential as a short film. In conjunction with filmmaker Daniel Hogg, Mr. Lutter has decided to

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try and adapt the story into a short film, and may even shoot it right here in the Columbia Valley Wetlands. ‘Floodplain’ is a coming of age tale about two high school sweethearts who learn that love demands sacrifice when they fulfill a childhood promise to raft a floodplain in the Kootenays. Although ‘Floodplain’ is not a story in Once You Break a Knuckle, characters from the story appear in ‘The Dead Roads,’ which is part of the collection. “What it really was about this story that spoke to me was that it feels so understated,” said Mr. Hogg, one of the film’s producers. “The setting is incredibly visual and really vibrant. It takes place above water, in the water, and underwater. I think all those places kind of reflect the psyche of the characters in the story.” Mr. Wilson said seeing his characters come to life in a movie script via someone else’s creation is a bit odd, but also “pretty cool.” “The story they’re adapting is about two young lovers getting ready to go their separate ways, so I hope — and I’m confident in Jeremy’s work — that it captures that immense loneliness, the sort of forward-looking nostalgia.” The filmmakers are currently looking for support funding the project ($3,500). Anyone willing to donate can do so through Mr. Wilson is living in England and has just completed the draft of his next book, Ballistics, which comes out next spring/summer.


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Radium Mayor Dee Conklin, who voted against Director Wilkie’s motion, called the idea of reversing the board’s original decision “an embarrassment.” “I do fully believe that you cannot change a motion after it has been acted on — and it has been acted on,” she said, adding that Jumbo’s Master Development Agreement was granted with the expectation that a Mountain Resort Municipality would follow. “Those were our words, and that’s what we asked.” To change things now, she said, “is embarrassing as a director sitting here at this table. “This board will lose total credibility if we rescind this,” Director Conklin concluded. “I think we lost credibility when we passed this last motion [in 2009] by not going through the entire process,” responded Canal Flats Mayor, Ute Juras, who argued that the motion was about democracy, and not necessarily about Jumbo. Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft disagreed with Mayor Conklin’s sentiments, saying every board has the right to revisit and change past decisions. The government model the province has approved for Mountain Resort Municipalities is “just crazy,” he said. “On many levels, whether this is an initial tool just to rubber-stamp zoning, or whether it really is about creating a municipality in Jumbo forever, I think it’s a bad idea. And I think that our power to negotiate with the province, to find out what this is really about, is non-existent if we have a resolution on the books saying we support it. We don’t know what it is. How can we support it?” Other directors around the table raised concerns that the staff of the regional district would be overwhelmed by the time and paperwork that accompanies planning such a large development. “It would overwhelm us,” said Director Sosnowski (Area A). “We would, in my opinion, not be working for our constituents.” The province signed a Master Development Agreement with the proponents of Jumbo Glacier Resort in March, granting it the go-ahead after 22 years.

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RAIN ON OUR PARADE ­—The wet weather didn’t stop the family fun at the Village of Radium Hot Spring’s Radium Days festival June 9th. Pictured at top of page: riders from Elk Park Ranch strut their steeds during the festival parade. Pictured below, clockwise from left to right: 17-month-old Invermere local, Liam Hurst, gets his face painted after dancing to folk music at the Radium Community Hall; John Bulmer shows off his 1968 Triumph GT6 coupe; Bill Lobban of Kootenay Kettle Corn stirs up the perfect mixture; 3-year-old Brooklyn Charette tries her swing at the bouncy castle; Jill and Mackie Bentley-Lobban tend their colourful fruit stand; Kurt Reichel of ‘Smarty Pants’ plays for a captive audience at the community hall.  Photos by Kristian Rasmussen

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY — Kris (left) and Herb Weller hang for a photo at the Conrad Kain indoor climbing wall at J.A. Laird Elementary. The father and son team have adventured together since Kris was two years old, climbing such peaks as Mt. Assiniboine, Mt. Sir. Donald, and the Bugaboo Spire.  Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

Father and son make life’s tough climbs together Mt. Assiniboine, which is the highest peak in the Rockies at just under 12,000 feet, in personal record time, getting to the top by 11 a.m. The bonds of family are secured by a nylon rope for “We were amazed that we were able to climb that two valley men. Kris and Herb Weller are a father and well as a team and head up through the hard spots,” son climbing duo who have used their friendship and Herb said. “We always work as a unit. Kristopher is a cooperative thinking to achieve their high altitude goals. better climber than me and does the hard sections. I do the easier sections and “He first started taking me out adventuring when I “You just can’t get a better level of trust between we get to the top.” Life on the mounwas about 2 years old,” Kris the two of us.” said. “As I got older he started tain can be cruel. The father and son have taking me up mountains.” Kris Weller The climbing team hiked been through hard times together, but working Mt. Nelson when Kris was in together helps them to Grade 5, Chisel Peak between persevere. Grades 4 and 5, and climbed The climbers witnessed a tragedy while climbing Mt. up to Bugaboo Spire when Kris was just 13. “I always liked going out to teach my son something Sir Donald, where another climber was rappelling down and enjoying time together as a family,” Herb said. “It and didn't have a knot in the end of her rope. She befeels great to get up on top and have our picture taken came detached from her safety line and couldn't hold on long enough before help came. She fatally tumbled 200 and know what we did together.” The pair has used their family connection to prob- metres. . . . continued on page 23 lem solve on tough climbs, Herb said. The duo scaled By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff

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June 15, 2012 . . . continued from page 22 “It was a harsh lesson for anybody, but I think it really taught us about being safety conscious and always doublechecking each other,” Herb said. The father-son team has had their own share of mountain misfortune. While climbing down from a Glacier, Herb badly injured his leg. “Without the help of Kristopher and my best friend, I am not sure if I could have gotten out by myself.” Herb had torn his Achilles Tendon and the surrounding muscles, which required 37 staples and stitches, and a two hour hike out, followed by an hour-and-a -half in the back of a car and ambulance. Through the harrowing ordeal the family team managed to find some humour in the situation. “Once we hit the trail again I decided to go ahead and get the truck ready,” Kris said. “Dad made sure that the top priority was to get the cooler of beer out of the creek,” Kris said laughing. All kidding aside, the climbers’ love and respect for each other is obvious. When the holds are narrow and few, the two know they have a friend they can

grip on to. “Kris is trustworthy, honest and a good partner,” Herb said. “You can rely on him to be very cool and dependable. You make sure that your partner is like that when you go climbing because you want to be able to trust him with your life.” “You just can’t get a better level of trust between the two of us,” Kris said. “We don’t usually need to say a lot to understand each other. We work good together.” Herb Weller has run the climbing wall at J.A. Laird Elementary for the past ten years. This year marks the wall’s tenth anniversary. The facility is over a thousand square feet and has ten ropes and over 30 routes, ranging from beginner to expert. “By the grading system, our easiest route is a 5.5, but we go up to a 5.12, which I have only ever seen three people complete,” Herb said. “The route has some very small holes and the spacing is very extreme.” The climbing wall is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Climbers can get a three month pass to the facility for $20. For more information contact



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Grads find themselves in a messy situation PIE IN THE SKY — High school student Erin Hillary receives a gooey pie in the face from a fellow classmate, Tuesday, June 12th. Students from this year’s David Thompson Secondary School graduating class participated in the fundraiser to raise money for alcohol-free grad festivities.   Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

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Oil ambassadors come to Invermere The British Columbia Used Oil Management Association launched its seventh annual Summer Ambassadors Program this year. Invermere’s PetroCan got a visit from summer ambassador Ali Omelaniec on June 12th. She is travelling to more than 120 municipalities and 500 recycling facilities to encourage people to recycle their used oil and antifreeze. More than 18 million litres of oil are left unaccounted for annually in B.C., threatening drinking water and animal habitat. Photo Submitted

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Invermere physicians get a little CARE By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff The men and women of the frontier medical world became a little more well-rounded recently. A team made up of staff from rural locations from all over B.C. came to Chisel Peak Medical Centre June 8th10th to teach a course about rural emergency training. The CARE course educates doctors, nurses, and paramedics about how to work together to do more with less. “We are all rural generalists ourselves. It is kind of a nice thing to be taught by folks who understand exactly what you are going through,” said Dr. Rebecca Lindley, CARE B.C. Director. “I don’t have a CT scanner in my back pocket either.” Twenty-four local doctors, nurses, and ambulance attendents worked together on June 8th-10th, practising on mannequins with scenarios based on situations that have actually occurred, ranging from skateboard accidents to delivering babies.

The situations were designed to build teamwork to deal with emergencies commonly found outside urban areas. The unique nature of rural medicine requires a firm level of group work, wide knowledge, and strategy, Dr. Lindley said. If a patient has a heart attack in an urban area, they go into a local emergency centre and have multiple doctors and a team of nurses on hand. In a smaller town, a patient has much fewer medical staff available to attend to them. The lack of resources requires staff to work together to plan how to solve a problem, she said. “It is wonderful to go into a community and see how the teams work and see the excellent level of care that people provide with limited resources. “I think a lot of the teams are undervalued and under recognized compared to their peers in more urban situations.” The emergency room in smaller communities can be a brutal proving ground and tends to emotionally isolate medical staff in tough circumstances, Dr. Lindley said.

“One or two really bad emergency situations can make somebody decide ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’ The emergency staff bear the brunt of bad situations. By building team-based approaches to emergencies, the program really lets staff know that they are not alone.” Invermere physician, Dr. Francis Luow, is a big supporter of the program and values the lifesaving wisdom that it offers. “You have to stay on your toes and keep your finger on the pulse of emergency medicine,” Dr. Luow said. “This pertains to ski accidents, climbing accidents, motor vehicle accidents, heart attacks. We get it all.” The team at Chisel Peak always has good reasons to stay on their toes. “Last week we had a guy go into cardiopulmonary arrest twice,” Dr Luow said. “We had to shock him five times, put him on a ventilator, intubate his trachea, and he made it. He was fine. He phoned us two days later and said, ‘hey dudes, where are my shoes?’” The CARE course featured 24 stations and was developed by the Rural Coordination Centre of B.C.

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INVITATION TO TENDER Village Office Re-roofing The Village of Radium Hot Springs invites tenders from qualified firms for the re-roofing of the Village office located at 4836 Radium Blvd., Radium Hot Springs, BC. This project is being undertaken to re-roof the entire Village Office building. The roof is a low slope hip style, covering an office space of just under 5,000 sq. ft. The current roof is metal, and will be replaced with asphalt shingles. Tender documents, containing general information and instructions may be obtained by contacting the Village Office at: Village of Radium Hot Springs 4836 Radium Blvd. Radium Hot Springs, B.C. V0A 1M0 Phone: 250-347-6455 Fax: 250-347-9068 Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to visit the project site prior to submitting a bid. Sealed Tenders will be accepted from qualified bidders at the above address until Friday, June 29th at 2:00 PM MDT. Late, facsimile or electronic submissions will not be accepted. Tenders will not be opened in public. The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders and the lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted. The Village also reserves the right to cancel any request for Tender at any time without recourse by the Tenderer. Enquiries with respect to this request for tender should be directed to: Arne Dohlen, Director of Planning and Development Services. Email:

A PROPER DIAGNOSIS ­— Invermere’s medical staff learns a few new tips and tricks on how to deal with difficult medical situations in rural areas. Pictured, eft to right: Invermere nurse, Donna Armstrong, helps Dr. Shannon Page with an intraosseous insertion, where a patient is hydrated by drilling into bone marrow to provide intravenous hydration when it is not possible to find a vein; Invermere paramedic, Bill Lake, works on a mannequin scenario based on a real life skateboard accident.  Photos By Kristian Rasmussen

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

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Doors Windows Flooring Painting/ Interior/Exterior • Kitchen Renovations


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



(250) 342-7100 (250) 342-7103

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HERE TO SERVE YOU DCS Plumbing & Heating

Cranbrook Pest Control We use the most successful products available. Environmentally-friendly integrated pest management. Ask about our maintenance programs ALL WORK PEST QUESTIONS? Visit our website:

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


24 hour emergency service


250-426-9586 1-888-371-6299

Seniors’ Discount

• Ready Mix Concrete • Commercial concrete sealer • Concrete Pumping retarder for exposed • Over 50 colours available aggregate and in stock • DELIVERED ON TIME • Concrete stamps for rent at a fair price • Full range of coloured release • Full range of sand and agents for stamping gravel products.

Phone: 250-342-6452 • 250-342-3773 • Cell: 250-270-9444

YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP for all home maintenance from raking your lawn to renovating your entire house.

Certified ART® & Graston® provider #4 1008 8th Ave, Invermere BC 250-409-9628 •

VACATION HOMES REQUIRED TO MEET OUR GUEST DEMANDS. Are you happy with the care, attention and number of rentals your current vacation home management company is offering you? Allow us to introduce you to our “Boutique” Vacation Rental Management services that produce results.

PH: 1-888-711-ESCAPE (3722) • WEB:


Chimney and Eavestrough Cleaning and Repair Specialists

You name it! I’ll take care of it!

Dr. Karen Fahrni DC Dr. Meghan Haggarty ND

Call or visit online

All products are available at 9120, Hwy 93/95 which is five kilometres north of Tim Hortons Fully Insured & WCB Covered

Columbia Chiropractic

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




Now is a good time to prune your trees and shrubs!

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

• Weekly Home Checks • Full Yard Services • Maintenance Services

David Gulbe • Mike Bernicot

Box 1020 • Invermere B.C. V0A 1K0 •

From Framing to Finishing Al Tallman

Call Al at

We Do It All!


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

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

Bruce Dehart 250.347.9803 or 250.342.5357 • Stains/Lacquers • Interior/Exterior Restoration • Elastormeric/Stucco • New Construction • Apoxys (Cement Floors, Pools) Adam Nohels • Box 331, Canal Flats, BC • 250-688-0128

Parking Lot Sweeping

• Property Maintenance • Mini Excavator • Landscaping & Design • Trucking • Residential/Commercial • Skidsteer Services

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

Irrigation System, Repairs & New Installation Paving Stone Patios, Driveways & Retaining Walls 250-688-1229 •

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Regional District of East Kootenay LWMP Implementation

Open House

Windermere Water Meeting Tomorrow! Just a reminder that the third Windermere Water Public Consultation Meeting is set for tomorrow

Saturday, June 16 from 9am - 11am Windermere Elementary School Gym The initial draft of new surface water zoning regulations and a Shoreline Development Permit Area have now been completed. Come learn about the new regulations. This is your opportunity to review the draft documents and tell us where you think we got it right and where we could make changes. The draft regulations will be presented at:

Windermere Community Hall 4726 North Street, Windermere BC Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm A presentation and Q&A period will start at 6:00 pm.

The session will include sharing the community survey results, getting your feedback and hearing your ideas. We will break out into working groups to talk more about how best to approach the water system upgrade opportunities.


$20 each

**cash only** Maximum 2/family

The draft regulations and a comment form are available on the RDEK website at Copies will also be available at the open house. For further information, please contact Karen MacLeod, Planner, at 250-489-0313, toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email



A second open house will be held on Saturday, July 14th.

(or until sold out)

Community Hall Parking Lot, Invermere

One-Day Electronics Recycling Round Up Coming Soon Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 10:00am to 3:00pm Invermere Community Hall (parking lot) 709 - 10th Street The drop-off event is being hosted by Encorp Pacific -- who looks after the electronics recycling program in BC. Here’s what you can bring down to be recycled: • • •

display devices desktop and laptop computers computer peripherals

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scanners, printers, fax machines phones and answering machines vehicle audio/video systems

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personal audio & video systems wireless PDA’s & pagers home audio/video systems



David Thompson Secondary School

Grads of 2012

Book your congratulation ads for our June 22nd issue now! Call Dean at 250-341-6299 or e-mail Advertising deadline: Monday, June 18th, 12 noon.


No. 8, 1008 - 8th Ave. Box 868 • Invermere B.C. • V0A 1K0 Ph: 250-341-6299 • Fax: 250-341-6229

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Pioneer Classifieds s obituary s

s obituary s

SIVOROT, Gladys Marion

At her request, no funeral service will be held. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Gladys Sivorot was born on April 9th, 1933 in Invermere and raised in Wilmer, BC. Gladys’s parents were Charles and Evelyn Franson and she had five siblings, Hilda, Norman, Shirley, Albert and Ronnie. After moving to Kimberley, Gladys met Clair John Sivorot. They were married in Kimberley at the United Church in December 1957. Together they raised three children, Colleen, Danny and Michael. Gladys was very artistic, crafty and inventive. Her determined nature kept her active and busy. Her interests in life included watercolour paintings, gardening, sewing, crocheting and baking. She had a passion for a thrift store find, garage sales and antiques. She enjoyed and looked forward to visits from her family and friends. In 2007, Gladys sold the family homestead in Kimberley and moved to Cranbrook to be closer to her family. She was predeceased by her husband Clair on September 29th, 1987 (52) and her dear grandson, David Michael Sivorot on March 22th, 1989 (6). Gladys is survived by her first-born daughter Colleen Reif (nee Sivorot) of Cranbrook, her eldest son Danny Sivorot (wife Linda) of Cranbrook and her youngest son Michael Sivorot (wife Emily) of Malott, Washington, USA. Her grandchildren, Christie (Evan) of Wainwright, Alberta, Sara of Cranbrook, Tyson of Calgary, Alberta, Nicholas, Sarina, Antoniette and Jenelle - all of Washington, USA and her many nieces and nephews. Deep in our hearts your memory is kept to love, cherish and never forget. Until we meet again . . . . The family would like to thank all the nurses in palliative care at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for their kind help and support. Condolences may be left for the family at Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864.

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

s In Memoriam s

March 25, 1931 – June 11, 2012 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Chalus, of Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Born in the mining town of Luscar, Alberta, Bill resided there and worked in the coal mine. It was here he met his future wife Catherine, the new school teacher. They moved to Calgary in 1955 for Bill to pursue his education at Mount Royal College. After completing his education he began his career with The City of Calgary Electric System, retiring in 1988 after 32 years of service. Bill leaves to mourn his passing Catherine, his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, his four daughters Susan (Gino) Tarditi, Karen (Stephen) Neal, Carol (Ron) Kinley and Cathy (Paul) deGuise. Also to cherish Bill’s memory are eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Gina, Dani, Cole, Luke, Kristian, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, Dylan and Eva. Bill was an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed fishing, canoeing, hunting, camping, log building, getting firewood, ice fishing, picking huckleberries, getting golf balls, walking and exploring all nature had to offer all year round. Dad’s favorite times were spent outdoors around his ‘fire pit’ and exploring the back country with family and friends. Bill was exceptionally proud of his family and the realization of having built his own log home for his family to enjoy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who truly touched the lives of many people. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or by visiting the Canadian Red Cross and donating blood as a gift of life. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the numerous medical professionals both in Calgary and especially at the Invermere & District Hospital, for all their caring attention through the years. A special heartfelt thanks to Jane, his dialysis nurse and friend, the ladies in the lab, Dr. Mannheimer and Dr. Duggan. A Grave-side Service will be held on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Fairmont Evergreen Cemetery. A celebration of Bill’s life will follow at the Chalus residence. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family may be left at

The Pioneer Triple the circulation, triple the advertising power of any other local newspaper!

garage sales Moving Sale Furniture, prints, household items. Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Unit 20, Invermere Bay.

Chalus, William (Bill)

(nee Franson) April 9th, 1933 - June 8th, 2012 Former Kimberley resident, Gladys Sivorot, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 8:50 pm at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends.

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A celebration of life will be held for Douglas Edward Warbrick on June 17th at 1 p.m.. We will be gathering at Bruce Rd. in Fairmont Hot Springs to enjoy a small memorial for Doug. All friends and family are welcome to come and share our love and thoughts for Dad. A BBQ and refreshments will be served. Thankyou, Ed and Heather Warbrick.

A celebration of the life of Gordon Askey will be held on June 23rd at 3 p.m at the Chamber of Commerce/Lions’ Club Hall, Highway 93/95 (Crossroads) Parking at the hall is limited. If you can carpool, please do.

Saturday, June 16th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Multi-family garage sale. Lots of great stuff! 7369 Prospector Avenue, Radium.

announcement 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. 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.

s obituary s Florence Eugenie (Jean) Bond 1945-2012 It is with great sorrow and shock that the family of Florence Eugenie (Jean) Bond announce her sudden passing at her home in Canal Flats on Monday June 4th, 2012 at 67 years old. Jean is survived by her loving husband Len, her sister Jocey (Ernie), her daughter Lorianne (Paul), her son Richard (Ruth), two stepdaughters Denise (Kent) Dixie (Bob) and stepson Fred (Sheila). Also 8 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Jean was an active member of the community and will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held for Jean at the Canal Flats Civic Center on Saturday June 23rd at 2 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Jean’s honor can do so to the Canal Flats First Aid Association. Canal Flats, B.C. V0B 1B0.

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Steamboat Mountain


Sat., July 7th An affordable,day long, family friendly festival TICKETS AVAILABLE On-line or at many local outlets

$35 adult $15 youth (6-18)

• John Reischman & the Jay Birds • Mark Koenig • Chris Coole • Maria in the Shower PLUS DOZENS OF LOCAL PERFORMERS

The Windermere District Social Service Society will be holding its AGM on June 18th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The location is lower level at 1210 9th ave, Invermere, B.C. All public members are welcome to attend. Please contact Donna at 250-342-3699 for more information. 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.

THANK YOU We would like to thank Dr. Louw, Cindy Burke, Ann Richardson, Jonni Sharp, Colleen O’Connor for their quick action in the emergency, the ambulance, Mindi and Jeff for getting Pete to Calgary, and my children for getting me to Calgary. Kate Kashuba, you went above and beyond; we can’t thank you enough. What a shock. Pete is home recovering and he will be good as new in no time. Also, thanks to Dave, Sandi, Chris, and Sharon for the phone calls they received while we were in Calgary. To all our friends for stopping by and phoning. Thank You. Peter and Karen Hecher.

June 15, 2012

lost and found

cheers & jeers

cheers & jeers



Lost: keys on Saturday night between College of the Rockies and AG Foods. Black Ford key and many other keys on keychain. 250-3411761.

Jeers to the house in Invermere that has a fake deer hanging from the tree…makes Invermere look like we’re a bunch of Rednecks!

Cheers to Barb and Bob Shaunessy for the great barn dance and donations raised for Invermere Family Resource Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary.

For Lease: newly renovated, beautiful office spaces. Street level. From 250 sq. ft. to 1,200 sq. ft., air-conditioned. Available immediately. Panache Building across from the A&W. Call 250-3425805.

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.

Lost on Columbia Lake last summer: two orange paddleboats. If found, please call 250-342-5215.

cheers & jeers Jeers to the traffic violators who park in yellow zones, in front of fire hydrants, and other places that obstruct vision and safety. Jeers to nothing being done about it. ~ Signed, a taxpayer. Cheers to Copper Point Elements Restaurant, servers and cooks. We rarely dine out due to highrisk allergies. You each gave so much care, attention and equally delicious alternatives (without any sense it was a bother) for a very special Mother’s Day. We will be back with friends.

Cheers to the District of Invermere for planting trees and perennials in the flower gardens. Our town is looking better all the time. Jeers to the local business owner who, when asked to put a donation jar in their business, believed Invermere’s youth would rip them off for their customers’ spare change. Cheers to Lori Watt at Columbia Valley Sign Artists. The EMP stickers you made look fabulous! Thank you for your kindness and quality of work. Cheers to the generous ICAN supporter from Fairmont for donating the desperately needed lawnmower. So many thanks!

Jeers to the person who stole my Crestliner aluminum fishing boat from my own yard. Please return it where you took it from. Karma will get you!

Cheers to Lana B. for your 10 days of determination to locate and detain the lost dog “Titan” until his joyful reunion with his Calgary family. You are amazing!

Cheers to Fin for hiring a landscaper and not using his squeaky pink wheelbarrow!

Jeers to the people who feed the bears. I hope they eat your face!

Cheers to my wonderful lil’ lady. Thank you for another amazing year. Love you, Mich. Cheers to Michelle for going above and beyond in the organization and execution of Timmys Camp Day. Your effort is greatly appreciated by all involved. Dave. Cheers to all those who helped protect our horses that were loose on the highway on a rainy, windy night. Thanks to Mary who alerted us, and the driver of the van who brought up the rear and protected the horses being lead. The four-way flashers helped all other vehicles drive with caution. Thank you — you are all angels. Jeers to the person who left the gate to the horse pasture open. An unimaginable tragedy could have occurred on the highway due to your actions.

Cheers to Christine Shaw and Robin Wass at Open Doors alternate school for running such a highquality program and making school work for so many kids. Cheers to Gerry T. and Gerry W. for working so hard to support citizen democracy. Your efforts are both noticed and profoundly appreciated. Cheers to the Radium Events Committee for a great Radium Days despite the rain. Cheers to the person who donated three little hats and a heartfelt note in a bag to the Thrift Shop. Thank you for taking the time to let our volunteers know you appreciate them. Cheers to the sports car owners who toughed it out in the rain on Saturday. Congratulations!

Jeers to the drivers who rip through Althalmer in the curbside lane, in either direction, and then force their way back into the single line of traffic at the railway or the river bridge. Question: what are you planning on doing with the two seconds of your life you just “saved”? Cheers to Anne for organizing the IHCA dinner. It was great. Well done!

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.

COMMERCIAL SPACE Rent/sell: approx 2,400 sq. ft. between Home Renovation Centre & Fitz Flooring. For more information please call Lorne at 250-270-0102. 864 sq. ft. warehouse space with loading dock. Unheated, $625/ month. Available immediately. Call 250-342-3637. For lease: 1,200 sq. ft. office space. Available immediately. Call Scott at 250-342-5758. For lease: approximately 2,800 sq. ft. Across from the Invermere Post Office. Contact Gordon at 250-3429271.

Approximately 870 sq. ft. behind Dry Cleaners. $390/month + HST, power and utilities. Available immediately. Contact Helga, 250342-6790.

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. $750/month. Available immediately. 250-2700729. 2-bdrm apartments across from hospital on 10th Ave. Clean, quiet units. Some with washer, dryer and dishwasher. $744/month, utilities extra. N/S, N/P. Denis: 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. Windermere: bright, 2-bdrm, upper unit in quiet 4-plex with beautiful views. Large yard area, separate parking and entrance. N/P, $700/month + electricity and D.D. available immediately to mature, responsible tenants. References required. Call 403-258-3132. 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.

1-bdrm suite, downtown, N/S, N/P, includes satellite. Suitable for mature, responsible person. Call 250-341-2084. $650/month + hydro. Long-term. 2-bdrm, bright, lower suite near Sobeys. Shared yard, W/D, N/S, N/P. Quiet long-term tenants $700/ month + utilities. 403-609-6643. 2-bed, 2-bath, upper-suite in Black Forest Heights, Invermere. Large decks and lot, very clean and bright, N/S, N/P, $950/month includes utilities. Available July 1st. 250-342-1305. Rural Windermere: bright, 2-bdrm basement suite with separate entrance. W/D, new bathroom/ kitchen. $800/month + share of utilities. N/S, dog allowed. 250409-4029. For rent in Radium: big, 2-bdrm suite. Complete with 5 appliances. $700/month + utilities. 250-3479345. Bright, semi-furnished basement suite in quiet neighbourhood. N/S. $600/month includes utilities and cable. July 1st. 250-342-0337. Invermere: 1-bdrm basement suite, includes W/D, utilities, internet, separate entrance. N/S, N/P, $600/ month. Call 250-341-5096. Small studio, steps to downtown. Affordable, ideal for single, nonsmoker. Wifi and utilities included. 250-342-1617. Downtown Radium: small bachelor suite. $350 includes utilities. Available July 1st. Call: 250-3476420. Spacious, bright, 2-bdrm lowerlevel walkout. Patio, woodstove, fenced yard. W/D, D/W, N/P, N/S. Utilities included, $850/month. 250-342-3790.

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house FOR RENT

house FOR RENT

condo FOR RENT

Clean, quiet, bright, large, 1-bdrm upstairs suite for rent in Columere Park. $600/month + hydro. Call 250-345-6524.

Charming Invermere 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. 403246-6680.

3-bdrm house, 2 full baths, in town. N/P, N/S, $400 D.D. $1,100/mo + utilities. Adults, please reference required. 250-341-6043.

Available July 2: 1,700 sq. ft. 3-bdrm, 2.5-bath condo in CopperSide. $1,600/month, includes heat, air, water, sewer, propane, underground parking, storage locker. Also includes membership in Lake View Meadows Community Association - private beach access, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room and tennis court. Small pets welcome, must sign a one year lease. 403-678-7065.

Charming, well-maintained, 2-bdrm, main-floor suite. Mountain views, large deck, garage, wood burning fireplace, fenced yard, deer-proof garden. W/D, D/W, N/S, N/P. Utilities included. $1,250/ month. 250-342-3790. Radium: 2 bdrms, 1 bath, shared laundry/large back yard. $600/ month, D.D. + hydro. 250-3479970.

house FOR RENT


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


3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse, downtown. $1,100 +Utilities


4 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin with hot tub. $1,400 + utilities


Invermere: park-like, in-town acreage. 5-bdrm, 3-bath executive home, workshop. Available July 1st. Rent negotiable. Call 250-6881508. 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. 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.

5 Bedroom executive home. $1,650 +utilities


4 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow overlooking golf course. $1,250 +utilities

PANORAMA Horsethief studio. $750


2 bedroom 2 bathroom in Sable Ridge. Fully furnished and equipped. $930 includes hydro and cable.

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.

Rustic, cozy, 2-bdrm furnished cabin, no W/ D. Large private yard with storage shed, pets okay. Suitable for one or two adults. 10 minute walk to downtown. $825 includes cable and utilities, available soon. 250-342-9636. 3-bdrm house in town. $1,100/ month + utilities. References and D.D. Required. 250-342-6043. Cozy 2-bdrm home by Columbia Lake. $600/month + utilities. N/S, N/P. 250-342-5215.

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.

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: 3-bdrm semi-detached. Close to all schools and downtown. Available now. Pets negotiable. $850/month + utilities. Call Joan 250-342-7517 for viewing.

Windermere: newer 2-bdrm, 2-bath with garage. $1,000/ month, Internet and satellite TV included. Available August 1st. Mark, 403-519-0252.

Small 2-bdrm house in Athalmer. Large yard, N/P, N/S. $750/month. 250-342-6255. Fairmont: 4-bdrm, 2-bath, furnished, 5 appliances. Sauna and fireplace, finished basement, large yard, minutes from hot springs and golf courses. References, D.D., N/P, N/S, $1,200/month + utilities, available July 1st. 250-345-6644.

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. 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. 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. 3-bdrm condo downtown Invermere. 1,323 sq. ft. W/D, small deck, storage. Pets negotiable. $1,200/month + utilities. D.D. & lease required. Call 250-342-0853. Kijiji Ad 380 412 086. 2-bdrm, 2-bath unfurnished condo for rent in Radium Hot Springs. $800/month + hydro. Hydro to be transferred to name of renter. Prefer to rent on a minimum 6-month lease. Contact 403-8094372 for info or viewing.


HOMEs FOR SALE Price further reduced! Central Radium, close to golf course. Fully renovated, 6-bdrm home – like new! Stunning kitchen and suite potential. For full details visit www. ID#266165. Asking $447,500. Call 250-3479399.

misc. 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. 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.

Full-service salon. For more information go to, ID # 263259507 or call Maria at 250-342-3227.

condo FOR SALE Ski to your door, fully furnished 1-bdrm condo, F/P, deck, heated parking, swimming pool, and hot tubs. Tamarack Lodge, Panorama, BC, $115,000 Firm. Call 250-3426858 after 6 p.m.

wanted Wanted: 12’ – 14’ aluminum fishing boat on trailer. Call Gail, 403-4660284 or 250-347-7795.

Double swing. Never used, just 1 year old. Hold 600 lbs, can leave out in winter, heavy duty frame, extremely comfortable. $900, OBO, worth $1,450. Phone: 250-3479383. New metal siding and roofing for a 32’x48’x12’ farm shed, plus all associated screws and accessories. Dark green roofing and turquoise siding. Half price, $3,000. 250-3422020.

Rockies West Realty


Anglz Hair & Tanning Studio

misc. for sale

Independently Owned and Operated

492 Highway 93/95, Invermere, BC

Kim Collens


toll free: 1.877.342.3427 cell: 250.342.1671


2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 6 Shallots, minced 6 cloves Garlic, minced 6 tablespoons Ginger, grated 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce

1/2 cup Liquid Honey 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil 1/2 teaspoon Hot Pepper Flakes 2 teaspoons Corn Starch

In a pot heat oil over medium heat, add shallots, garlic and ginger and cook until golden. Stir in hoisin, honey, ¼ cup water, vinegar, sesame oil and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened. Whisk corn starch with ¼ cup water and stir into sauce and simmer until thickened. A perfect basting or dipping sauce for fish, pork or chicken. See all my recipes at

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misc. for sale 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.

Big Deal at Terravista!

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom lakeside condo with BIG lake and mountain views in the ever popular Terravista community. Just in time for summer!




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help wanted

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.

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

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.

Custom Art Framing Canvas Printing & Stretching Photography Classes 250-342-5102. …look for the Red Door behind the Invermere Dry Cleaners!

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.

2007 Chev Crew cab 3/4 ton 4x4

20x10 welded aluminium greenhouse for sale $6000. Peter at 250-342-1073.

Inflatable, 2-seat kayak with pump, paddle, etc., $400. Phone: 250-341-6043. Hot tub rentals. Week or weekend rates. Valley Spas: 250-342-3922.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Want to make great memories with your family? 2000 Vanguard Motorhome. Sleeps 6. Great unit, $20,000.00. 250-342-6813. Must see. 1978 Toyota Little Chief Motorhome. 95,000kms, motor part in good condition, home part could use some attention. $2,000 OBO. Jay: 250-342-6956.

Camper special, long box. Loaded, 128,900 kms. $15,000 firm. 250342-6954. 2008 Honda CRF 450X Great shape. Just spent $700 on tune-up, leakdown test 96%, $4,450 OBO. 403-880-7202. 2002 Nissan Altima. Fully-loaded, heated leather seats, sunroof, Bose stereo, 204,000 kms. $3,5000 OBO. 250-342-9479.


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. 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.


vehicles for sale 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.

Home Building and Renos Chuck Newhouse Builders 250-342-3637

health & wellness



Contact Betty Newton 250-342-6343 •

Pioneer Classified Advertising 250-341-6299

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. 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” Local Website Design: Designer seeking new clients, specializing in small to medium websites, blogs or portfolios. Initial meeting and quotes are free. www.

The Valley Shine Shop Keep your vehicle free of salt & road grime. Have it detailed. Basic to deluxe packages available. #35 109 Industrial Rd #2, 250-342-9696. Dryer Vent and Furnace Cleaning & inspections. Call AQUAIR today! 250-342-5089. Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250-341-1235. Great homemade food at reasonable prices. Luxor Creek Restaurant & Cantina, Spur Valley Greens. 250-347-9051. See us on DWM Contracting. Decks, Fences (Wood, Chainlink, Aluminum). Brush and Trail clearing. 250-3417022. 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 250-409-4104. 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. ODD JOBS ENT HAULING. Garbage, brush and construction disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call Dale Hunt @ 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.

help wanted GONE HOLLYWOOD VIDEO requires a self-motivated, mature, part-time clerk/cashier. Free movies and game rentals. Competitive wages. Drop resumes off at 503 7th Ave. Invermere. 250342-0057. Lakeside Pub is looking for experienced servers and kitchen staff. FT/PT. Send resumes to or phone 250-342-6866. Climate Solutions for the Kootenays is seeking a Program Coordinator in Invermere. Full details: http:// Contact: or 250-342-8881. 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: Invermere PetroCan is currently accepting resumes for F/T and P/T employment. Apply in person to 185 Laurier Street, Invermere between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.. STW Cutting Edge Carpentry is looking to hire carpenters, carpenter’s helpers, siders, and labourers. Apprenticeship possibilities. Good wages and benefits. Call Scott: 250-270-0745. La Cabina restaurant at the Prestige in Radium requires a fulltime, year-round breakfast cook. Preferably qualified, but willing to train. Drop off resumes at the restaurant. 250-347-2340.

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. 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. Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper A Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) position. 10-15 hours per week, $18/hr; trial contract until September 30th with possibility of extension pending funding; for the full job description, go to Application deadline: **Monday, June 18th at 4:00 p.m.** Send resume and cover letter to Book worms wanted! The Invermere Public Library is looking to hire an enthusiastic summer student to start July 3rd for 8 weeks. We are looking for someone who can share their love for libraries and reading through programs for youth. Responsibilities would include running the Summer Reading Program, reader’s advisory, and circulation desk. Student must have attended school in the past year and be returning in the fall. Preferably bring resumes in person to the Invermere Public Library, or email

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Start Immediately! 0911611 BC LTD o/a Tim Hortons 496 Highway 93/95 Invermere, BC V0A 1K2

Food Counter Attendant Full-time/shift work

Fairmont Creek Property Rentals is looking to hire a part-time Maintenance Person to assist in our maintenance department. If you’re a self starter with excellent communication skills and have good knowledge in general residential repairs, then come join our team! Selected individual(s) must have own vehicle. Experience will determine wages. Call 250-345-6116 or email resume to jeff@

Nights/overnights/early mornings/weekends $10.25/hour + medical/dental/group benefits Apply via email:

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

Irrigation Foreman Fairmont Hot Springs Resort urgently requires an Irrigation Foreman to work on our three golf courses. This seasonal non-management position is responsible for the irrigation system, as well as additional responsibilities in landscaping, equipment maintenance, communication with staff, and use of small equipment. Previous experience in landscaping/turfcare is preferred. 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.

We are hiring for the following positions:

• Accounting Assistant • Front Desk Supervisor • Dishwasher Copper Point Resort is the newest luxury four season destination located in Invermere, BC. We are looking for those strong candidates who are energetic and passionate about providing an exceptional guest experience. We are committed to bringing together the industry’s best talent to create a diverse team of innovative thinkers. All those applying must be able to have fun! Resumes can be emailed to, faxed to 250-341-4001 or dropped off to 760 Cooper Road.


The Columbia Valley Pioneer is seeking an Advertising Sales representative for our special publications in the Columbia Valley. We have an opening for a part-time position which could develop into a full-time position for a suitable candidate.

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

We are a community-focused newspaper with high standards, both for content and appearance. We work hard, we have a great team, and we love our community. Our newspaper print run is 8,000 copies each Friday and we also produce several annual publications: The Columbia Valley Map Book, Columbia Valley Homes and Lifestyles magazine, Radium Hot Springs magazine, Columbia Valley Weddings magazine, Invermere and Radium Map Pads, Columbia Valley Business magazine and the Columbia Valley Dining Guide.

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Spa Esthetician Registered Massage Therapist Room Attendants Laundry Attendants Cooks Sous Chef Houseperson

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.

Your summer entertainment pullout section published on the following long weekends of the season: Canada Day, August Civic and Labour Day.

BOOKING DEADLINE : JUNE 25th, 2012 8,000 copies in the Columbia Valley and Calgary

For information, call Dean Midyette at 250-341-6299.

We are seeking someone who is a team player with organizational skills, sales experience, strong inter-personal skills and knowledge in sales and marketing. The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to sell multiple media products, including online advertising. You must also be able to work with existing and new customers and find ways to grow sales and income. You will be responsible for maintaining a high level of service to existing customers, qualifying new business prospects, and building an active, high potential prospect list. You will act as the Columbia Valley Pioneer’s front line to the business community, devising and implementing marketing initiatives and campaigns for special publications in order to support sales and assist in the development of new business. We are looking for someone with prior experience in a sales position with a successful track record; someone who has strong written and verbal communications and exceptional customer relations skills; knowledge and proficiency in MS Office/MAC OS is a requirement. Some knowledge of design software is a plus but not necessary. Valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle are a must. If this describes you, please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of


Rose-Marie Regitnig Publisher/Sales Manager Box 868, #8, 1008-8th Avenue Invermere, B.C. V0A1K0


Call: 250-341-6299 E-mail:

help wanted

help wanted

VILLAGE COUNTRY INN in Radium is looking for part-time cleaning staff for the summer season. Salary up to $15/hour depending on experience. Please apply in person to 7557 Canyon Ave.

Nanny needed for play outings with happy 4-year-old girl. Loves art, exercise, play, drama. Fun, creative, summer students considered. Please call: 403-472 2617.

Attention stay at home moms or other hard workers: cleaning staff needed. Good pay, flexible hours. Radium hotel. Please call: 250347-9305.

Volunteers wanted! Ballfest is happening July 20th-22nd and we need volunteers. Put Ballfest on your resume! Contact Lindsey at 250-688-6880.

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Wet weekend brings rainy day action A little rain didn’t stop residents of the Columbia Valley from getting out for a little fun over the weekend of June 8th. Pictured, clockwise from top left: Colleen White takes an upsidedown break from the Conrad Kain indoor climbing wall at J.A. Laird Elementary; Max Younk, 14, jumps over budding mountain bike film director, Eli Vowels, 11, at the dirt jumps by Westside Road; the gentle flow of Sinclair Creek was turned into a fastflowing torrent due to relentless rainfall; Gavin McNeil prepares to return fire during a game of tennis at Mt. Nelson Athletic Park.   Photos by Kristian Rasmussen

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Valley Churches


The greatest father ever By Pastor Wayne Frater Radium Christian Fellowship Church This Father’s Day is a good time to remember the greatest father of all. God the Father wishes great and wonderful things for His children, John 3:16,17 from the New Living translation tells us. “For God loved the world so much that he gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.” Gods love for us — a Father’s love for us — is far greater then anything we can understand. In Isaiah chapter 55, verses 8-12 from the New Living Translation, we read” 8) “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9) “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. 10) “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.

11) “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. 12) “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!” God’s dream for our life is so much bigger than our own. He wants to bless us; He wants to show us His love in a great and mighty way. His ways and His thoughts for us are much bigger than we can imagine. Our Lord, our God, our heavenly Father, wants us to focuses on Him. He wants us to focus on the good things He has in store for us. He wants to bless us. We can’t let the circumstances of life drag us down. We have to chose to think God’s thoughts, we have to spend time in His Word, and meditate on what it says. Do you want to accomplish all God wants in your life? Do you want to prosper in all you do? Receive God’s Word into your life. John 1:1 NLT says, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” God sends us His Word, and now our part is to spend time with Him, in His Word, and as we do, we will rise higher and soar further for Him. Take time today to choose to think God thoughts by spending time in His Word. Set your mind on things above. As we do, we will realize more and more that what it says in Romans 8:37 applies to us: we are more than a conqueror through Him who loved us, we are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. We are more than a conqueror through God’s Word.

‘Rep’resenting Invermere’s U-18 boys soccer team won a gold medal for its division at the Three Blind Ref ’s Tournament in Kalispell, Montana, June 2nd. The rep team unfortunately lost their winning streak during a tournament in Nelson, June 9th, when the soccer stars succumbed to a 4-1 loss in the second half of the game. The U-18 players went on to win their second game against Trail at the tournament, but unfortunately had to win both games in order to advance to the provincial championships. Pictured, team members pose with their favourite newspaper. Photo Submitted

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday, June 17th, 10:30 a.m. Worship and Life Instruction, “Courageous Fathers”... 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 Saints, Edgewater No God’s Breakfast Club for Children and Youth, Invermere 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere 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

Happy Father’s Day Dean! N E W S PA P E R

From all your friends at The Pioneer

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Beer. Music. Fun!

! w o r r o Tom The FIRST Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival Saturday, June 16 · 4:00pm - 9:00pm · Mountainside Golf Course 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 15th, 2012.

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