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Mother killed by rock through windshield By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff A large rock sent flying through a car windshield claimed the life of a 37-year-old Calgary woman on Friday, October 5th, near Canal Flats. The woman was traveling north on Highway 93/95 in a 2008 Subaru Legacy sedan with her husband and two small children when she was fatally struck by the rock, which appears to have been flung from between the dual wheels of an empty low bed commercial trailer traveling south, police reported. The 12-inch by five-inch rock smashed through the windshield of the Subaru while the vehicles were passing on the Kootenay River Bridge. The rock entered the car through the passenger side of the windshield and struck the Calgary woman in the head. Her husband, 45, their three-year-old child and

three-month-old infant were uninjured. The suspect commercial vehicle was later stopped and seized near Wasa, said Corporal Tom Brannigan of the RCMP East Kootenay Road Safety Unit. Violations relating to an insecure load were found when the driver of the low bed trailer truck was stopped, said Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovac of the Columbia Valley RCMP. The driver of the vehicle was released with no charges, pending a full investigation by East Kootenay Traffic Services. Shehovac praised emergency staff at the Invermere District Hospital, Dr. Ian White and Victim Services for taking excellent care of the family during the ordeal. Family members of the victim arrived in Invermere about seven hours after the collision. Windermere resident Yvonne Olson came across the accident’s aftermath when she pulled into the Gas

Plus gas station in Canal Flats. “I thought people were kind of parked a little weird,” she said. “I could see people were trying to talk to a gentleman in a car and telling him to just wait. It wasn’t until he started to leave and his eyes left mine that I glanced across the windshield and I saw the hole.” The husband of the injured woman drove north from Canal Flats to meet a southbound ambulance dispatched from Invermere, and eventually came to a stop in Fairmont. “I kept on thinking, ‘I hope that ambulance made it fast’,” said Mrs. Olson, who lost both her brother and father in car accidents. “I kept wanting to hear a siren. I came up to the location where they [ambulance and driver] had met each other. When I got there, there was the fire truck and ambulance and it just hit me.” “I felt so sorry that this woman was taken,” she said. “Why does it happen?”

Invermere court report: Tuesday, October 9th By Pioneer Staff • Shara Bakos of Canal Flats pleaded guilty to driving while impaired, and care and control of a motor vehicle with over .08 per cent blood alcohol content. On July 30th at 1:30 a.m., police were called to a collision in Canal Flats between semi-truck and a Dodge Caravan van driven by Ms. Bakos, said Crown prosecutor Ann Katrine Saettler. “Miss Bakos hit the tractor trailer pretty much head-on,” she added. “She was found to be at more than twice the legal alcohol limit.” Due to the earliest possible guilty plea and no prior record, Judge Ron Webb handed down the minimum sentence of a 12-month driving ban and $1,000 fine, plus a $50 victim surcharge.

“This was a grave mistake and I feel it necessary to take full responsibility,” Ms. Bakos told the court. • Perry Fodchuk of Fairmont Hot Springs appeared in court to plead guilty to operating a motor vehicle while disqualified from driving, and to one count of driving while prohibited. After being pulled over during a routine RCMP patrol in Fairmont this summer for driving without wearing a seatbelt, police discovered Mr. Fodchuk was disqualified from driving, Ms. Saettler said. When asked by Webb why he drove while banned, he explained that he had been on his way to assist a friend. “You can help a friend any time you like, but why were you driving while prohibited?” Judge Webb queried. “Stupidity,” Mr. Fodchuk responded. He received a $1,000 fine and 18-month driving ban.

• Sarah Jane Labell, 39, a new valley resident from Nanaimo, appeared in Invermere Provincial Court to plead guilty to theft of a value of $5,000 or less and possession/use of a stolen credit card. On August 9th, a Nanaimo landlord reported to police that her Visa credit card had been stolen, deducing that it must have been taken the day before during a viewing for a suite she was looking to rent. Charges of $250.32 from a nearby liquor store and pharmacy appeared on the card, which had not been used in the locations by the card owner. Police tracked down Ms. Labell using video surveillance footage. She admitted the theft to police. Ms. Labell was ordered to repay the money, plus a $200 fine and $50 victim surcharge. She was also placed on a non-reporting probationary order for one month.

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• On October 4th, the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment received a complaint of theft of gas from the storage compound at the Copper Point Golf Resort. • On October 4th at 10:55 p.m., a vehicle was observed to be driving in an erratic manner in Radium Hot Springs, including speeding, fish tailing and going through two stop signs without stopping. The 2005 Chevy Silverado was stopped in the parking lot of the Prestige Inn and the 27-year-old female driver from Radium displayed signs of being impaired by alcohol. A blood alcohol test demand was read and the driver failed. A breath demand was read and the driver was taken back to the detachment for a breath test, at which point she blew over .08. The driver also had an expired driver’s licence. The driver has been charged with impaired driving, driving over .08 and will appear in Invermere provincial court on December 10th. • On October 5th at 11:00 a.m., the detachment received a report of a single vehicle accident in which an 83-year-old male from Creston drove off the road 7 kilometres past Kootenay Crossing on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. Police were diverted to a fatal accident and unable to respond. An off-duty Calgary police officer and off-duty Calgary paramedic assisted the male and drove him to the detachment. It was determined that he had swerved to avoid an animal. The male received facial injuries and was taken to the Invermere hospital and later released. • On October 6th at 2:15 a.m., detachment members attended a disturbance scene in front of Bud’s Bar to deal with a 19-year-old male who couldn’t hold his drink and refused friends’ help to depart the area as well as one warning from the police to leave with his friends. He was invited to a sleepover at the detachment and released with a charge of being drunk in public the next morning. • On October 6th at 7:45 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 93 near Vermillion Crossing in Kootenay National Park. A 2010 GMC pickup driven by a 50-year-old male from Red Deer collided with a moose.

There were no injuries to the driver, and the vehicle was driveable. The moose was last seen running into the woods. • On October 8th at 10:17 p.m., the detachment received a complaint of theft of an extension ladder from a garage in the 1000-block of Baltac Road. Power of observation One of the many demands and qualities a police officer must have is good powers of observation and memory to jot down those observations. The RCMP entrance exam tests these skills for applicants. Some officers are good at it, some not so good. Case in point: with the move from Golden to Invermere, many are aware that we kept our house in Golden where my wife continues to work and we purchased a townhouse in Radium. Bev comes to the valley far more often, and it seems infrequently I go back to Golden. Last week I was in Golden and while sitting in the family room, I chuckled, at which point Bev asked what was so funny. I advised her that I saw a Robert Bateman picture in Invermere and at the time was trying to place where I had seen it before. I was staring at it in my family room. At the same time, I called out to our dog; however, I called out my son’s name while trying to get the dogs attention ( it could have been worse had I been trying to get the wife’s attention.) At this point Bev introduced me to our family dog, Taz, and reminded me we’ve had her for eight years and our son is in Calgary doing quite well. She hinted that I should visit her more often in Golden. This weekend we spent Thanksgiving at a friend’s house in McBride, and I commented that I liked the fact that Barry has a big floor carpet on the hardwood floor under the living room table, and said we should do that in Golden. She said, of course, “we do have one.” At that point, for the second time this last weekend, I made a mental note: from here on in, I would keep my mouth shut after strike one and quit while I’m ahead of the game. I have no idea why I thought I was ahead of the game. Like I said, some officers are good at it, some not so good.

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By Greg Amos Pioneer Staff Teachers in the valley are welcoming a BC Court of Appeal ruling that will prevent a re-worked election advertising “gag law” from coming into play before the next provincial election. “It’s such a strange thing to want to do, to si- Doug Murray, President of Doug Clovechok lence people before an elec- the Windermere Teachers B.C. Liberal candidate tion, when it really counts,” Association Columbia River-Revelstoke said Doug Murray, president of the Windermere The fact that fixed election date legisTeachers Association, which represents lation is fairly new in Canada means the teachers within the Rocky Mountain courts are taking a long look at how that School District #6. “If we have an issue, affects pre-election spending, he said. we wouldn’t be able to take out an ad loAfter its 2008 amendment to the Eleccally, or put something on the paper; it’s tion Act was found to be unconstitutional, like you’re gagged, you can’t say anything.” the province drafted new changes to the On Thursday, October 4th, the court Act and sought a court ruling in advance ruled the of bringing p r ov i n c i a l the changes government “If you have a government that says you can’t into law. cannot imdo something, it’s a freedom of speech issue, and “It’s the pose limits third time people will start grabbing their pots and pans.” on freedom they’ve tried of political this,” said Doug Murray, expression Murray. “It’s president Windermere Teachers Association prior to the not like we writ being don’t have dropped things to at the start of a provincial election cam- say in this election coming up. Funding paign. B.C.’s next election is set to take has gone down by billions, not even milplace in May 2013. lions, over the last 11 years, and we need “We are disappointed with the rul- to comment on that.” ing, but accept its decision and the BC While the local teachers association Liberal government does not intend to has no defined budget for pre-election appeal,” said Doug Clovechok, the BC spending, teacher representatives from Liberal candidate for the Columbia River each school in the valley can vote to take – Revelstoke. out ads with funding from the BC Teach“The BC Liberal government initi- ers’ Federation, explained Murray. ated this action on behalf of British CoHad the courts upheld the validity of lumbians to ensure that in jurisdictions the proposed law, “it would have backwith fixed election dates there was not an fired,” said Murray. imbalance in the pre-election campaign “If you have a government that says period,” he added. “We argued that a fair you can’t do something, it’s a freedom of and equitable process is necessary to pre- speech issue, and people will start grabvent those individuals and organizations bing their pots and pans,” he said, referwith the most wealth from dominating encing the recent tuition protests by postthe discussion.” secondary students in Quebec. |

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Some food for thought By Greg Amos Pioneer Staff

In a world seeking solutions around how to feed a population exceeding seven billion, a local team of David Thompson Secondary students are starting from the ground up. To celebrate World Food Day on Tuesday, October 16th, a team from the high school’s Leadership 10 – 12 class is organizing a fundraising dinner to contribute money towards a solar panel project at the Groundswell Community Greenhouse in Invermere. The Double the Sun project is about increasing the solar capacity of the 300-square metre solar-heated greenhouse. It’s a worthwhile effort in the face of headlines that indicate drought and land use pressures are going to make agriculture a more significant issue in the years to come. Backyard or community efforts such as the greenhouse are likely to become increasingly important components of food sustainability — the ability to feed ourselves in the event that world food prices skyrocket. That’s not to mention the fact that 870 million people still go hungry around the world each day. Those numbers are declining in Asia and Latin America, but still on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. I’m not a diligent reader of my grocery store receipts, but had I paid attention, I’d probably have seen a significant increase in my food bills over the past few years. Locally-grown foods will be served up at the school starting at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of the film To Make A Farm, which recently played at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The main course will include kale burgers, roasted potatoes, salad with greens from greenhouse, local beef, and an abundance of other delicious ingredients. The Leadership students’ dinner might just take your $20 further than it would at the grocery store, while providing some nutritious food for thought about the bigger picture.

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Members of the Hospital Ladies’ Aid enjoy a day out in the valley in this image from 1938. Back row, left to right: C.D. Howell, F.E. Coy, Mrs. Bavin, Mrs. Green, M. Tunnacliffe, Mrs. Pietrosky, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Cartwright, Mrs. Taynton, Mrs. Ashworth, Mrs. Tunnacliffe, Mrs. McGuiness, Mrs. Sinclair, T.W. Turner, and Mrs. W.W. Taynton. The majority of those in the front row are unidentified. If you have any more information, e-mail us at .  Photo C112 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Conservation efforts team up Dear Editor: For years, conservation organizations in the West Kootenay have admired the achievements of the East Kootenay Conservation Program and its partners and asked for something similar. Local groups are applauding news that the program now includes the West Kootenay. The new umbrella organization is called the Kootenay Conservation Program. To reflect that we have expanded our service area and are ready to assist groups in conserving and stewarding important private land in both east and west. The new conservation program will work on local conservation priorities, and support groups and

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LETTERS Conservation requires cash “experience”, regardless of ability. More traffic, more profit — damn the In response to Paul Visentin’s letter de- unsightliness or environmental impact. The crying the Yukon to Yellowstone Initiative’s added stress this project would bring to this “slow creep of regulation and restriction” in sensitive area would certainly not take into the September 28th Pioneer, I wish to offer consideration the already grandfathered-in this opinion on what I believe is required impact this famous ski  area has had there to preserve/conserve a natural environment. since the 1920s, long before environmenIt takes money — plenty of money to talists invented themselves. Should we conforward any worthwhile project, whether tinue to repeat bad history? I say no! electing the next prime minister or lobbying Near Jasper,  overlooking Sunwapta to change something objectionable.  Yukon Valley, tourism giant  Brewster Transportato Yellowstone is in that category. tion (under parent organization VIAD, of In Canmore, where I live, the Initiative Phoenix, Arizona) is building what they’ve operates out of  a  glitzy office on the sec- labelled the “Glacier Walk”. This monstrosond floor of a modern building on Railway ity  will have as its highlights  a 400-metre Avenue. I have been there talking to the host walkway, glass-floored observation platand looking through the literature often to form, and a host of manufactured interprelearn more about them and their purpose. tive items to “enhance the experience.” Roughly speaking, I support efforts Everything there  was already  free to aimed at protecting the environment and the nature lover in its natural state. Opthe yet-to-be-plundered lands; which if let position to this project has been mamloose to the highest bidder,  may in most moth, but it still cleared  every obstacle. cases become ugly examples of human de- There simply was not enough money in struction after the resources are exhausted, the fight to knock off the giant.  or the spinning teacup ride is cemented in.  It always comes down to money, reThere simply need to be some controls gardless of which side of the fence you (a balancing voice) over industry, entertain- view things from! I offer my kudos to the ment and  a ready-to-sanction, revenue- few concerned who are putting the check hungry government moving across the land on  the wilful  debaser, the plunderer and at will, extracting what they can and leaving profiteer — those  seeking to squeeze the only environmental offal in their wake. last ounce of value from Canada’s natural Efforts to plunder Crown land and oth- capital when nobody is looking, by thrower sensitive territory for profit exist across the ing money at projects, the likes of which country, and have for decades. Near Banff, no environmental group has at its disposal.  there’s a group seeking to install a via ferrata Those who care can thank Wildsite, route on Mount Norquay overlooking the the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Socitown. A spokesperson for an environmental ety, Bow Valley Naturalists, Wild Canada group boycotting the effort recently called Conservation Alliance and numerous the project, “a complete betrayal of public others. Thanks to their fight, on a nice process”. He was right. clear night,  a  2,000-kilometre  DisneyeVia ferrata uses  fixed cables, rungs, sque glow is not visible from our border ladders, bridges and anything else required up into the Yukon. strung  on  a mountain face for the sole   purpose  of creating easy access for nearly Alvin Shier anyone desirous of  an unusual mountain Canmore, Alberta

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The historic Radium Hot Springs Lodge, empty since March 2011, has one more year to go before facing the wrecking ball. With demolition slated for the fall of 2013, an environmental impact analysis that began last spring is slated for completion this winter. Public Works and Government Services Canada and private consultants are now working on plans to finalize demolition, with site rehabilitation to take place the following year, explained Lara Seward-Guenette, acting townsite and realty manager for Parks Canada’s Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay field unit. “We’re sticking with rigorous internal environmental assessment processes for any development projects or proposals within our national parks,” said SewardGuenette. “This project is subject to that process.” The impact analysis is looking at how the demolition will impact wildlife, vegetation, soil, hydrology, visitor safety and visitor experience at the hot springs. The total land footprint of the lodge is 1.72 acres (6,968 square metres), while the building itself occupies 0.79 acres (3,214 square metres), said SewardGuenette. The lodge had between 73 and 78 rooms, varying with renovations over the years. The next lodge demolition and rehabilitation project update will be presented at a November meeting of the Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks advisory development board, she added. The current lodge has stood since 1965, on the site of a lodge and bungalows originally constructed in 1925 by the Canadian Pacific Railway. “It was, up until a year and a half ago, a vital part of the community,” said Doug McIntosh, who helped his parents run the lodge in the 1960s, and later owned and operated it year-round with his brother Bruce. Now an experienced tourism developer in the valley, McIntosh said the lodge and bungalows were always

viewed to be compatible with the visitor experience offered by the hot springs. A Parks Canada panel decision in 1999 to remove three bungalows from the Sinclair Canyon area near Radium paved the way for the lodge and other outlying commercial accommodations in the park to be demolished. A 2001 notice from Parks Canada informed all outlying commercial accommodation operators in the Sinclair Canyon area that their leases would not be renewed. Given that the national park is an open forest and grasslands ecosystem and a low-elevation wildlife corridor, the decision to remove the buildings was made to ensure connectivity for wildlife in the area, explained Lake Louise, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks superintendent Pam Veinotte to The Pioneer last year. The existing hot springs on the south side of the highway don’t require removal because that side of the road doesn’t comprise important wildlife habitat or connectivity, she added. It’s a decision that’s not popular with all stakeholders. “The bighorn sheep graze a good part of the year in the village and at the Springs Golf Course,” added McIntosh. “By eliminating 70-plus rooms and a fullfacility lodge, you’re going to change the dynamics? I don’t think so.” “I feel like the demolition will affect wildlife more than leaving the lodge up will,” said Brianne Willey of Calgary, a sporadic valley visitor who learned last year that the lodge had closed. Upon taking a closer look, Willey said she was surprised to see the rooms in the lodge still intact and partially furnished. Tourism Radium president Graham Kerslake said the loss of accommodation hasn’t had a significant impact on tourism numbers in the area, and said the lodge issue has not been on the radar of Tourism Radium’s current board of directors. “It’s a decision that’s been out there for 20 years,” he said. “It’s at a point now where it would be better for the lodge to be gone, as it’s a bit of an eyesore for those driving through the pool area on the highway.”

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Reverend Laura Hermakin blessed three cats and one dog at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere on Thursday, October 4th, including Ruth Simpson’s Burmese cat, Mr. Bailey. The pet blessings were a part of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals. Photo by Greg Amos

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Movie Review: Prometheus Reviewed by Kristian Rasmussen Director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus shuttles viewers into a slate grey, alien world of crag and canyon. The film, designed as a prequel to Mr. Scott’s Alien trilogy, has an aristocratic authenticity to its visuals and space opera soundtrack, but the film suffers when it comes to dialogue and story development. The film begins by introducing a cast of characters as bland as the landscape they explore. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall) are idealistic researchers who discover a complex series of cave drawings on a remote Scottish island. The drawings match a series of primitive paintings found all over the globe. They learn that they have discovered an invitation by an alien race to make contact. A wealthy corporation funds the scientists’ trillion

dollar project to investigate the invitation. They board their ship, Prometheus, and head towards a distant moon, LV-223. The rest of the crew are introduced and maintain their stereotypical roles. Vicar (Charlize Theron) is the corporate overseer of the operation and fulfills her position as a cold-blooded and sterile dictator. The scientific team ranges from idealistic to macho and dutifully attach to their roles without straying. The only character who saves the plot from sinking into the alien ooze is David (Michael Fassbender), who is a robot programmed to assist the crew during their voyage. David undergoes a complex internal struggle. He battles with serving his human masters or joining the alien life the crew hope to discover. David’s superior intelligence and lack of human qualities alienates him from his masters and tears his allegiances to the ripping point.

The film picks up with the research team entering the alien planet and beginning their exodus into the land of exoskeletons with the exploration of a large alien structure. Typical of Scott films, the anxiety begins to build every time a dim headlamp or flashlight cuts the mist. The film has its highlights: there are some epic battles, a very unwanted pregnancy, a quest for the meaning of life, and complex identity issues. Prometheus suffers from trying to do too much and achieving too little. The movie could have replicated the philosophical success of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, but comes off as a typical action movie with some added beauty.


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Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: • Unemployed • Aged 55 – 64 (in some circumstances, unemployed workers aged 50 – 54 or 65 and up may also participate) • Be legally entitled to work in Canada • Require new or enhanced skills for successful integration into new employment • Live in an eligible community/region • Be ready and committed to returning to work

What will you get?

Participants may be eligible to receive: • Class-based skill development – including job searching and career planning • Funding to access training at local educational institutions/trainers • Income support for the duration of in-class training • Targeted wage subsidy for on-the-job training

When is it?

• Nov 2012 to Feb 2013

Funded by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Invermere For more details, phone 250-342-3210 ext 7103 or Email:




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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 • October 5th - 6th, 7:30 p.m.: The Amazing SpiderMan.

Saturday, October 13th • 10:30 a.m.: Fairmont Lions Club Road Clean-Up. Join Fairmont Lions and other community members to help tidy up Fairmont. Meet at the Fairmont sign at the intersection of Highway 93/95 and Resort Road. • 5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.: Scott Kelby’s 5th annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Meet at James Chabot Provinical parking lot. Free to participate. For info contact Marlene: 250-688-1486 or 250-342-6811. • 6 p.m.: Community Potluck Dinner and Public Safety Meeting at the Community Hall in Radium Hot Springs. For info call Mark: 250-347-6455. • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Fernie at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: www. .

Sunday, October 14th

• • 8 p.m.: Devon and the Gentlemen. Indie rock band from Golden playing at Bud’s Bar, Invermere. $10 cover. •

Tuesday, October 16th

• 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Chamber of Commerce breakfast seminar How to Get Your Share of $16 Billion in Government Spending at the Chamber building. For more info, contact Susan Clovechok: 250-342-2844 or . $15 (members), $20 (non-members). • 5:30 p.m.: Shuswap Bingo. Early bird at 7 p.m. Big White Tent on Capilo Way, old Eagle Ranch entrance. • 7 p.m.: Halloween Crafts with Trudy at Radium Public Library. For children 5 years and older. Register at 250-347-2434 or

Saturday, October 27th

Wednesday, October 17th • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Business Opportunities, an evening of discussion with the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency at College of The Rockies, Invermere. Free. Please register by calling: 250-342-3210.

Thursday, October 18th • 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m: Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting The 10% Shift. Canadian Union of Public Employees BC President Barry O’Neil to speak about contributing to building a strong and sustainable local economy. $15 (members), $20 (non-members). 9 p.m.: East Vancouver’s Blackberry Wood, bring their high-energy live show to Bud’s Bar & Lounge, Invermere. $10 cover.

Friday, October 19th • 7 p.m.: Syndicate Boardshop Ski and Snowboard movie at Bud’s Bar & Lounge. Free movie and popcorn with prize giveaways. • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Princeton at the Eddie Mountain Arena. .

Saturday, October 20th • Midnight at the Oasis murder mystery evening at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. For more info or to buy tickets, call 250-342-4423.

Sunday, October 21st • Midnight at the Oasis murder mystery evening at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. For more info or to buy tickets, call 250-342-4423.

Tuesday, October 23rd

• 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Clearly... a Breast Friends’ Bash celebration for raising $1 million for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s new digital mammography machine. Three-course dinner, door prizes, fashion show, live entertainment. Tickets: 250-342-9059 or visit the Invermere or Radium Kootenay Savings.

Saturday, November 3rd • 7:30 p.m.: Columbia Valley Rockies versus Golden at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. For info: www. .

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

Invermere Thrift Store hours • Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Fridays and Saturdays: 1 - 4 p.m.

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

Radium Thrift Store hours • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Friday and Saturday: 12 noon -4 p.m. For info call: 250-342-6622.

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

• 7 p.m.: Halloween Crafts with Trudy at Radium Public Library. For children 5 years and older. Register at 250-347-2434 or .

Saturday, October 27th • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Métis Nation Columbia River Society AGM at the Brisco Community Hall. Brief meeting followed by teepee-making craft and a potluck lunch. Elections for board positions will be held. • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Edgewater Radium Hospital Auxiliary Halloween Tea and Bake Sale at the Edgewater Legion Hall. Admission is $5. For more info, call Barbara Neraasen at 250-347-7757.

Other • Fridays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Public Indoor Rock Climbing at J.A. Laird School in Invermere. $5 drop-in fee. Also Saturdays and Sundays. For info: 250-342-9413. • Mondays 1:30 p.m.: Carpet bowling at Invermere Seniors 50 Plus Club. For info: 250-342-9893. • Mondays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Beavers (5-7 year olds) weekly meetings at JA Laird. For info: 250-341-3983. • Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Ladies Night kayak or canoe down Columbia River. $20, equipment included. $10, with own kayak or canoe. For info: 250-3427397 or visit

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Fairmont family beats the odds together By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff Keira Neal is a trooper. The six-year-old hockey player’s infectious smile and laugh disguise a young person who has spent her life carrying loads far beyond her years. At around the time of her first birthday, Keira’s parents, Daphne and Al, and brother, Ryan, 8, made the horrifying discovery that Keira had cancer in the form of an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma tumour in her quadricep muscle. Her cancer was “super rare,” said Daphne, in terms of where it was found, and its size, kind, and tendency to affect Keira’s age group. “She had a 20 per cent chance of survival.” The Neal family rallied around their smallest member and began researching how to save her life. Their doctor gave them the password to her medical journal and the Neals went to work. Their research showed chemotherapy treatments would offer a 20 per cent chance of survival, while amputation could bring Keira’s chances up to 60 per cent. “It really was the only option,” said Daphne. After Keira received two months of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumour, doctors performed a rare rotationplasty amputation. “They took the bottom of her leg and moved it to the top,” Daphne explained. “Basically, her tibia is her femur now, but they rotated it 180 degrees so that it would face backwards.” Keira’s foot became her knee joint, and sits in a specially designed prosthetic that allows her to be as active as possible. At the time of the operation, Keira was the youngest patient in North America to receive the treatment. The procedure means Keira’s stump is actually her heel, which is beneficial because the heel is designed to take weight, Daphne added. “What is most amazing is how completely intact everything is,” Al said. “She can wiggle her toes and all the nerves and all the arteries are all there. You have a bundle of nerves and main arteries. They kept them all together kind of like an extension chord and cut around it.” After Keira’s surgery she still had more challenges to overcome. Around her second birthday she received an unwanted gift — an infection that she didn’t have the white blood cells to fight off. The Neal family desperately tried to get Keira to medical services any way possible. “We actually tried to helicopter her to Calgary, but the weather wasn’t cooperating,” Daphne said. “They tried to land a plane here and they couldn’t. We didn’t realize how bad it was, but she was running a fever into numbers that were critical.” The Neal family pulled together again for their little girl and managed to have her sent to medical services by ambulance. Despite the sometimes desperate measures and sleepless nights worrying about their child, it was not all doom and gloom.

SIBLINGS IN SPORT — Fairmont’s Ryan Neal, 8, and Keira Neal, 6, brush up on their hockey skills in the family’s backyard.  Photo by Kristian Rasmussen “It was under bad circumstances, but we got to spend a ridiculous amount of time with our kids,” Al said. Ryan learned how to support his sister through the darkest of times. After receiving a surgery, Keira became upset and the hospital staff had to put a mask on her in order for her to be sedated. Her brother jumped up beside her on the bed and started singing Oh Canada, which immediately calmed her down. “Ryan was there with us the whole time and I think he became a more mature and patient guy because of it,” Al added. Through it all, the curtain of gloom did not settle on the Neal family. After her year of treatment that began with the chemotherapy, Keira has rebounded faster than her prosthetic leg can keep up. The family are constantly replacing the feet that attach to Keira’s prosthetic limb because she spends countless hours running, playing and practising her favourite sport: hockey. “We quickly had to move her into the smallest athletic adult foot we could get because she would bust them in half within a month,” Al said. “We have paid

for only one foot and all the rest have been under warranty. She just trashes them, which is a good thing.” After trading her hospital gown for a hockey jersey, Keira hit the ice in her family’s backyard, where Al makes a rink every winter. “I started with my walker, and then I was in my chair, and then I started doing the skating,” Keira said. Keira began her career in the backyard and soon moved on to minor hockey, where she’s played on the Timbits hockey team for the past two years. She is dedicated to defense, but occasionally plays goal. “I like carrying the puck and scoring goals,” Keira said. “I don’t do it that often. I have three goals doing defense.” The Neal family are proud of their little worker. “Keira, since she was about one, even when she had her operation and was in a cast, has found that if she worked at things she would get success,” Al said. “She works and works and works and she figures stuff out. The trouble [for us] as parents is that if she wants something, she knows that she can work at it and work at it. Her patience is a thousand times more than mine.”

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Rock and roll circus comes to Invermere By Greg Amos Pioneer Staff Bohemian burlesque cabaret ska. Ragtime vaudeville ruckus. Alt-country-gypsy-circus. Those are just a few of the descriptions that have been used in attempts to peg down East Vancouver’s Blackberry Wood, who bring their high-energy live show to Bud’s Bar and Lounge on Thursday, October 18th. It could be a good time for those in attendance to debut a planned Halloween costume, as the theatricallyinclined four-piece band will be donned in black and white, Tim Burton-inspired attire. “We get people all riled up and dancing,” said guitarist, vocalist and bandleader Kris Mitchell, who goes by the stage name of Kris Wood. “We dream up different themes for different shows, and we’ve had some fantastic shows; in Victoria, everyone was dressed up as animals.” The band wants to see the Invermere crowd bringing their energy and outfits to the show, which will feature the band on guitar, saxophone, trumpet, drums and shared vocals. Other elements Blackberry Wood sometimes bring onstage include accordion, banjo, cymbals, marching drums, and ocassionally, a tuba. “We try to make a rock n’ roll circus, as much as

possible,” joked Kris, whose band has now been together for five years, combining old time musical styles with moderns sounds including blues, rock and roll and punk. Blackberry Wood are now touring to showcase their third and newest album, Strong Man vs. Russian Bears, which was produced by Steven Drake of The Odds and is now garnering steady play on campus radio stations in Canada. After steadily touring through B.C. and Alberta during the fall and winter, the band will head to the United Kingdom next summer for another chance to play at one of the world’s biggest gigs: the prestigious Glastonbury Festival, which normally draws about 150,000 people. Blackberry Wood previously played there in 2009 and 2010. That will come after a steady spring and summer of touring around B.C., including more Kootenays stops in Nelson, Fernie and Revelstoke. This will be the band’s second show in Invermere, after a memorable two-night performance at Ray Ray’s Beach Pub last summer. In addition to the show, the Invermere tour stop will also be a social visit for one band member whose sister lives in the Columbia Valley, Kris added.

Pynelogs launches Cinefest Film Series

By Pioneer Staff

Fun, friendship, and film are the themes at Cinefest, a series of seven independent films, which began screening October 9th and will continue to April 9th at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. “We screen films that are a long way from guns, bombs and action,” said event organizer Chris Jones. “There are no superheros. It's a window on the world through film.” The Cinefest series kicked off with Quebec film, Monsieur Lazhar and starts up again with Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster on November 13th. The film centers around the true story of Second World War veteran Edwin Boyd, who became one of Toronto’s most infamous criminals. The seven films will be screened on a 10 foot by 8 foot digital projector with a few small tweaks and changes from previous years. “We have upgraded the audio play-

back system terrifically,” Mr. Jones said. “It used to be just an in-house small speaker system placed inappropriately. We now have genuine public address type speakers and no one will be straining to hear the dialogue.” In addition to upgraded sound, Pynelogs also features a licensed bar where film-goers can enjoy beer and wine. Although the seven selections chosen for the Cinefest series have no theme, they do offer a unique perspective, Mr. Jones added. The selection criteria was based upon Toronto's Film Circuit, which is subsidiary of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Art and culture are one of the strongest elements in binding a community together,” he said. “I would like to see a full house every night and feedback from the people who are interested.” Tickets to the Cinefest series are $10 for adults. Children 13 and under are $5. Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 6 p.m..

FIVE WOOD ­— Members of East Vancouver’s rock and roll circus, Blackberry Wood, will be playing at Bud’s Bar and Lounge on October 18th.   Photo submitted

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Volunteers, this day wouldn’t happen without you! Copper Point Golf Club and their incredible team Anne Riches and her team for dinner Our sponsors - every year at every event you continue to amaze us with your generosity CVCC Golf Committee: Rob Dunn, Darren Ottenbreit, Todd Mitchell, Grant Costello, Colleen Weatherhead, Dave McGrath, Al Miller, Richard Unger, Susan Clovechok, Jackie Lysak Donors of the many prizes and auction items Our dinner emcee, Staff-Sergeant Marko Shehovac Auctioneer Tex Lortscher, High Country Auctions Golfers and Members - without you there would be no point

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Financial things to do before year-end As we enter the fourth quarter of 2012, many people take stock of their financial situation to ensure they are on the right track for a successful year. Here are a few things everyone should consider to help them begin 2013 in good financial shape. For retirees Canadians who are turning 71 this calendar year must convert their Registered Retirement Savings Plan to a Registered Retirement Income Fund by December 31st. This is easily accomplished by meeting with a financial advisor and signing the required paperwork. The account holder will not have to take any money from their account this year, but will have to begin taking at least their minimum Retirement Income Fund payment sometime during 2013. Those born in 1940 or earlier must withdraw their minimum Retirement Income Fund payment by December 31st, even if no extra income is required to support their lifestyle. If this is the case, a person can contribute their minimum payment to a Tax-Free Savings Account or non-registered investment account. For the employed For those who are still working, it’s a good time to think about how much to contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan. The contribution deadline for the 2012 tax year is March 1, 2013, but it’s never too early to

plan ahead. Keeping track of one’s income and tax situation throughout the year, particularly for the self-employed, is an important exercise in personal tax planning. Tax-Free Savings Accounts Since 2009, January 1st of each year brings about a $5,000 increase to one’s Tax-Free Savings Account contribution limit. For some, deciding on the amount and source of funds for a contribution can be a challenging task. For instance, a person may invest money in their savings account from their bank account, or they may transfer an investment they already own in another type of account to a Tax-Free Savings Account, including funds from a Registered Retirement Income Fund. Bear in mind that investments transferred from other types of accounts may trigger tax liabilities. Capital gains or losses Did you sell a significant asset during 2012 such as a business, second property or financial investment? If so, a capital gain or loss may have been incurred. A capital gain is a good thing, as it means that a person made money on an investment. Unfortunately, it also means that they must pay tax on that gain. In Canada, a person may use their personal lifetime capital gains exemption of $375,000 to offset most gains. However, once the exemption is exhausted, 50 per cent of remaining capital gains are taxed at a person’s

individual tax rate. The only option to reduce capital gains tax further is to incur a capital loss to offset some or all of the gain. Tax on capital gains must be paid in the year the gain is incurred, but capital losses may be saved up and carried forward indefinitely or applied to any of the 3 preceding tax years. To ensure big tax mistakes are not made, always consult an accountant regarding the sale of large assets. Make charitable donations Turning a negative situation into a positive one is always a good thing. Those expecting a large tax bill that can’t be offset by claiming other deductions should consider donating to registered charities. With thousands of registered charities to choose from, Canadians are sure to find ones that fit their personal values. Donating to a charity has many effects: it feels good, helps a worthwhile cause and decreases a tax bill. Seek advice If you are unsure of what you should do to prepare for the end of the calendar year, speak to your accountant or financial advisor. He or she has a different view of your personal situation and can help you to make the best decisions.

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Artsy architecture Invermere artist Jon Howlett (left) and realtor Geoff Hill teamed up on Saturday, October 6th for a combined open house and art exhibition at a heritage home found at 707 13th Avenue. Howlett’s painting, Botts Lake, Fishing, arose from his experience fly fishing for brook trout at the Botts Lake earlier this year. The home was built in 1912 and features a rock and mortar basement, plaster walls and crown mouldings. 


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Regional District of East Kootenay Windermere Water Valve Replacement Project The RDEK budgeted for some capital upgrades to the Windermere water system in 2012 including the replacement and installation of new valves. This project was tendered in September and has been awarded to B. Wickhorst Contracting Ltd. (BWC). Work will begin the week of October 9 and continue until the end of November. There will be ongoing water service interruptions during this time. All Windermere Water users will be affected by a community wide shutdown on : Friday, October 19 from 8:30am to 5:00pm (expected) Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the operation of the water distribution system. If you would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Ahlgren, Project Supervisor, or Brian Funke, Engineering Services Manager at 1-888-478-7335 or by email Alternately, Reg Johnson with BWC (contractor) may be contacted at 250-426-9450.

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Be A Volunteer Firefighter! Columbia Valley Fire & Rescue is now recruiting and seeking both men & women of all ages to join. It’s flexible, family-friendly, and fun! The CV Fire & Rescue covers the Edgewater, Panorama, Windermere, and Fairmont areas. Drop by your local Fire Hall, or check out the Facebook page, Columbia Valley Fire & Rescue, for more information. Columbia Valley Fire & Rescue Service 250-342-6214

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Community Potluck Dinner & Public Safety Meeting Residents are invited to discuss safety issues in our community and explore the possibility of establishing ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ and ‘Citizens on Patrol’ organizations. The meeting will be held Saturday October 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall 4863 Stanley Street. Please join us for a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. If you would like more information, please contact a Council member or Mark at 250-347-6455.



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Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund Request for Proposals The East Kootenay Conservation Program (EKCP) and Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) are seeking proposals for projects that will benefit conservation in the area from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats utilizing the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF). To apply for funding go to and click on the CVLCF tab. Review the Terms of Reference paying particular attention to Section 8 – Fund Design and then apply using the application form provided. CVLCF funding is available for conservation projects that result in the reduction to a known threat to biodiversity. Projects that are technically sound and effective, and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders will have priority. Proponents must be a registered not-for-profit organization, First Nations band, or local government. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization. Multi-year projects are acceptable to a maximum three years. A Technical Review Committee will review project proposals and make recommendations to the RDEK for final funding approval. Closing dates for project submissions is midnight October 31, 2012. Projects specific to land acquisition and/or conservation covenants may be submitted at any time during the year. Project proposals must be submitted in writing and delivered by mail or email to: Dave Hillary Program Manager East Kootenay Conservation Program P.O. Box 2767 Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

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Pioneer becomes Bear Aware By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff As winter approaches and food sources become more scarce, Columbia Valley bears are taking every opportunity to feed themselves. Five bears have already been destroyed due to human mismanagement of attractants. As a Wilmer resident, I decided to find out if my home was a bear-proof bastion, or an abode of attractants. To do so, I enlisted the skills of Bear Aware community coordinator Crystal Leonard. “This is a prime location for bears because if they pop up here, you would be one of the first houses who they would visit,” Crystal told me during a walkthrough my property. “I try to get people that are on the outskirts of town to be really on top of things, because if a bear comes to your house and finds something good, it is going to go further and further into town.” BEAR NECESSITIES — ­ Crystal Leonard points out unpicked fruit The first possible attractant was a row of at Pioneer staff member Kristian Rasmussen’s home. Unpicked fruit is fruit trees in my backyard, which includes known to attract bears in the local area. an orchard of apple, cherry, pear, and crab  Photo by Kristian Rasmussen apple trees. At this point, my notion of being door to my laundry room and wood stove is left open just a a brick in the wall of regional bear defenses crack— enough to dock me another three points. begins to evaporate. “You have to make sure that all the doors and winA particular pear tree shows claw marks in the bark, a dows are shut,” Crystal said. “In Wilmer four bears were sign it’s been used as a bear buffet in the past. “There are quite a few pears still on here and [bears] can destroyed just because a door was slightly left open.” In the wetlands that border the outskirts of the properreally get up to the heights,” Crystal said. “ I have seen a lot worse, but there is still quite a bit of fruit. This is definitely ty, a clump of unmaintained compost continues to crumple an attractant, and on a scale of one to 10, this would be a my score. Crystal advices gardeners to regularly turn their compost and add leaves, lime, and soil to help reduce the seven.” I have not yet lost my battle, as I fend off a failing score scent for scavengers. We complete our investigation, and Crystal informs by informing Crystal that garbage and recycling is always me that all was not lost. kept indoors at my home. She approves. “Overall your property is very good; there are very “The number one attractant is garbage,” she said. “You have to make sure that garbage is stored securely in a shed limited bear attractants,” she said. “However, because bears have accessed your fruit trees and they still aren’t fully or a garage, or bear proof container.” After learning that I have escaped the mauling of an- picked, Bear Aware has dropped your evaluation rating.” To learn more about how to keep bears alive and other tick mark against my home, I become overconfident happy and your property secure please contact Bear and lead Crystal right into an attractant. The basement Aware at .

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Regional report talks climate adaptation perature in the basin has increased over the last century by 0.7 C to 1.7 C. Changes in glacier runoff, water The Columbia Basin Trust has released temperature, stream flows, freeze/thaw a report designed to keep the Columbia cycles, flooding, droughts, diseases Valley out of the dark when it comes to the and wildfires are all aspects of climate looming cloud of climate change. change that will change communities Released Septemin the future, acber 24th, From Dia- “The future is going to be differcording to the relogue to Action: Climate ent then the past and we need to port. The report Change, Impacts and understand what the changes are.� outlines specific Adaptation in the Caways in which nadian Columbia Basin communities can Kindy Gosal, is an in-depth look at learn to adapt to Columbia Basin Trust director of how climate change has their changing special intiatives. affected the Columbia environment. Basin in the past, what “Adaptation effect it will have in the future, and how is the concept that the planet is going to communities must learn to adapt. change no matter what happens,� Mr. “Basically the paper that we released Gosal said. containing the dialogue is a compendium of “The future is going to be different different research pieces from scientists and than the past and we need to undercommunity groups that have been look- stand what the changes are. We need to ing at climate change and climate change start planning for how we are going to adaptation,� said Kindy Gosal, Columbia adapt to these changes in our commuBasin Trust director of special initiatives. nities. This report and this program is “We wanted to update the most recent and an adaptation program that works with accurate finds and put them into one place communities to outline what changes where citizens could use it.� might be coming and what they might The average recorded annual tem- do to adapt to those changes.� By Kristian Rasmussen Pioneer Staff



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WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL! Plus a chance to join the judging panel. Just name three B.C. wineries that will be attending the 11th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival for the first time. (Hint… visit Two grand prize winners will be announced in the November 2nd issue of The Pioneer. Submit your answers to or drop off at The Pioneer office, #8, 1008 - 8th Avenue, Invermere by Friday, October 26th at noon.


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Pioneer Classifieds

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Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1709 8th Avenue, Invermere. No early birds.

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.

Windy Café . . .

The Radium Friendship Group…

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 250-3428255.

Cheers Peter Magee of Magee Developments for taking such great pride on my project as though it was your own. Your excellent workmanship and great attitude is very much appreciated. Excellent job! Thank you very much. BL.

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s obituary s JONES, Donald Robert February 15, 1930 - October 2, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Don Jones, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. Don passed at age 82 while surrounded by his family. For 33 years, Don enjoyed a distinguished career as a Professional Engineer in the oil and gas industry. Together he and Mary Ellen, his cherished wife of 57 years, raised seven children in a loving and vibrant household. Upon retirement, Don and Mary Ellen moved to the Columbia Valley, where they enjoyed many happy years in the company of friends and loved ones. Don was a much admired pillar in his family as well as the community, and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Canadian Martyrs Catholic Parish. Don was also an avid gardener with a talented green thumb, and enjoyed growing amazing flowers and tomatoes to share with those he knew. He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit, strong spirit, and compassionate heart. He leaves behind his wife Mary Ellen; seven children, Guy (Sharon) Jones, Jacky (Dwight) Carter, Jeff (Ruth) Jones, Mark (Nicole) Jones, Tracy (Wilf) McKee, Dave Jones, Kelley (Vince) Davoli, Charese Jones; sixteen grandchildren Brandon (Lindsay) Jones, Janelle Jones and Brad Spence, Skye (Chris) Roland, Sabrina Carter and Raj Makadia, Chris Jones, Lisa Jones, Andrew Jones, Mackenzie Jones, Mara Jones, Rick McKee, Sheri (Paul) Poscente, Terry McKee, Trevor McKee, Alex Davoli, Michael Davoli, Matteo Davoli; two great grandsons Dylan and Porter, as well as numerous extended family. The family wishes to extend special thanks and gratitude for the compassionate care of Dr. Tejinder Khalsa and the nursing staff of units 100 & 111 of the Foothills Hospital. Funeral Services were held at Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Parish (712 - 12th Avenue Invermere, BC V0A 1K0) on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Don’s name to the Neurological Sciences Foundation of Canada. In living memory of Donald Jones, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS& HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: 1-800-6611599.

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meets at 8 p.m. Friday at the Catholic Church, east side of Main Street, Radium. Call 250-342-2424 for more info.

s obituary s ROE, Betty Kathleen (nee Blacker) September 20, 1925 – September 23, 2012. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Mom, Betty Kathleen Roe at the age of 87. Betty was surrounded by her three loving daughters whom she adored, when she passed away peacefully and in comfort. Betty was born in Orillia, Ontario to Bessie Laidlaw Blacker and Clark Wallace Blacker, and passed away September 23rd, 2012 in Invermere, British Columbia. Betty moved west with her husband W.G. (Bill) Roe in 1953 where they raised their three girls in true Calgary fashion; including horses, ballet, skiing, Girl Guides, and holidaying in the Kelowna, Shuswap and Windermere Valley areas. Betty was a beautiful singer, and enjoyed reading, writing and playing bridge. She loved to entertain and her Irish Coffee parties were always a hit. Betty loved to learn and participated in many activities and volunteer societies, some of which included the PEGG Wives Club, The Canadian Club, The Red Hat Society, Meals on Wheels, and Welcome Wagon. She loved politics and campaigned for the Progressive Conservative Party. She also taught English as a second language. Betty worked many years as a bookkeeper with Summit Engineering Sales in Calgary and later with a ballet studio. Betty is survived by her daughters; Judy Roggeman (Paul), Bonnie Roe Johnston (Keith) and Sheri Roe-Leroux (Ron), and her six grandchildren; Sean, Kevin, Alexandra, Scott, Dixon and Quinncy. Nana, Grammy, Ninny, and Betsy will be missed by all and will be remembered for her kind, loving and charitable nature. A special heartfelt thanks to her doctor of two years Dr. Johnson, and also Dr. Gooch, Dr. Mannheimer, the Invermere and District Hospital staff and all the amazing nurses who enabled her to pass with dignity whilst carrying the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mom loved her home, made comfortable by the home care providers, and Adrienne at Columbia Gardens. A very special thank you to our private homecare provider Karen Nyrose, who helped us tremendously. A family gathering with close friends will be announced at a future date. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or to the Windermere Hospital Auxiliary in Betty’s name. Please forward your condolences to: Betty Roe Family, P.O. Box 807, Fort Langley Stn. Fort Langley, B.C. V1M 2S2. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www. .

Narcotics Anonymous meeting now available. Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 250-342-1071 for more info.

LOST AND FOUND Grandson’s gift of Eiffel Tower golf tees inadvertently left in golf bag and clubs, sold at church garage sale September 29th. Would appreciate return of tees. Call Pat at 250-342-2822.

CHEERS & JEERS Cheers to the incredibly helpful lady at the Service BC office who went above and beyond to assist us with paperwork on several occasions. It is very much appreciated. Cheers to Lila Fodchuck for bringing the lovely fresh flower bouquets weekly to Columbia House to brighten up our days!!!! We appreciate all that you do. Cheers to Franz from Old Salzburg Restaurant in Radium for bringing his delicious apple strudel to our Oktoberfest Celebration at Columbia House. Cheers to Fern and Graham at the Village Country Inn in Radium for making Julie and I feel so welcome on our visit to the Columbia Valley, it really meant a lot. Don from Washington State. Jeers to the jerk who stole the Grimoire of the Midnight Genie. I will get it back. See you at “Midnight at the Oasis”.

Cheers to Bob Powers for doing a fantastic job as club captain at the Springs Golf Course. Jeers to the reckless driver in Edgewater who killed my cat and didn’t bother to even look at her nametag or make any effort to contact us, but just kept driving. Slow down, life is not a race! You could save many precious animals’ lives! Cheers to smilin’ Brent Ayers for all the volunteer grass cutting he does in Wilmer. You know he just loves that old tractor! Cheers to my wonderful mother! You are a great role model and I don’t know what I would do without you! Much love, MK. Cheers to Haggs for teaching me to park a golf cart. Thanks for the last four seasons! Jeers to the person who stole our stamp hammer in the Palliser River area. This action has put several people out of work for days. Please return it. Jeers to the deer that smashed in my windshield and damaged my car while parked overnight. I thought you were supposed to be culled! What is taking so long? Jeers to the local business manager that bashes one employee to another employee, and then later bashes that employee to yet another. If you have an issue, discuss it with your staff member. You are supposed to be a leader. Lead by a positive example and quit being a damn drama queen!

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Cheers to all of my former clients for the appreciation of my service over the years. I will miss your waves and smiles. Larry, your former friendly neighbourhood garbage man.

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Invermere Centre apartments. 1-bdrm, 4-piece bath, central location, laundry on-site, N/P, N/S, 1-year lease. Available immediately Call Sharon, 250-688-1365.

Cheers to Sonshine Children’s Centre on their 5th birthday. Cheers to Miss Cherie and her staff at the Sonshine Children’s Centre for caring for our children. Jeers to the aggressive, greedy thrift store shopper on Thursday morning who was pushing little kids, taking stuff out of other customers hands, elbowing, butting in line in the aisle to get the first pick. Lots of polite people in town are getting fed up with your rudeness. Let’s face it, we wouldn’t allow children to behave that way. Cheers to Fletcher. Without your constant mess and nagging, I perhaps would never have left the valley. Viva la Whale House. P.S there is more almond milk in the fridge. Jeers to those who abuse animals in any way. Double jeers to whoever enables animal abuse and does not stand up for those with no voice. You are as guilty as they are. Cheers to all the wonderful ICAN volunteers who have beautiful hearts and make a difference helping our animal friends who need love, shelter, food etc. You’re amazing. Thank you. Also, cheers to all the people who donate to ICAN : you help too!

For lease: 1,200 sq. ft. finished office space. Available immediately. Call Scott at 250-342-5758. 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. For lease: 2,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse space. Located at #2 - 108 Industrial Road #2. $1,350/ month + HST and utilities. Phone Leo at 250-342-1177. 1,200 sq. ft. commercial space. Excellent highway location, adjacent to Canadian Tire. Available October 1st. 250-342-3790.

shared accommodation Private room with cable, phone, laundry access, Internet, and all utilities included, $400/month + $200 D.D., N/P. 1-866-222-0325. Invermere: roommate needed to share large, 3-bdrm house on the lake. Fully furnished. 250-3421791.


Are you 55+ or newly retired? Perhaps looking to downsize? Tired of the worries associated with homeownership? Here’s a great opportunity for an individual who would appreciate shared accommodation in a spacious home without the headaches of home ownership. Includes cable, phone, internet, laundry facilities and all utilities. 250-341-7711.

STORAGE SPACE Assorted sizes, easy access, immediate availability, long-term or short-term. Deck Properties Warehouse, Industrial Park: 250342-3166.

2 bedrooms available in a great house! 2 blocks from Kinsmen beach and downtown. We have a great environment focused on athletics and healthy lifestyles. Looking for roommates who are mature, clean and easy to hang out with. Absolutely no smokers. Phone or text 250-342-5937.


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

Large Private room with own bathroom. Includes utilities and shared laundry. $550/month + D.D. 250-342-1255.

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. Radium: bachelor, 1-bdrm and 2-bdrm fully furnished units. 1-3bdrm 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. 2-bdrm apartment close to schools and hospital. Large yard, N/S. $775/month. 250-342-3790. Invermere: clean, modern, 2-bdrm suite. Very short walk to downtown. W/D, dishwasher, N/S. $950/month, utilities included. 250-342-3790. 1-bdrm renovated basement suite for rent in Windermere. N/P, N/S, available immediately. $700/ month + $350 D.D., includes utilities, satellite TV and internet. Phone Doug or Tracy at 250-3423047. Spacious, renovated, 2-bdrm, 1-bath in Edgewater. $550/month + D.D, heat included. 250-3422898. Fairmont: 1-bdrm suite on golf course. Great views, fully furnished, W/D, dishwasher, stereo, BBQ. $650/month, utilities and cable included. Available October 31st. 250-342-1629.

2-bdrm, 2-bath near Kinsmen beach. Walk to downtown. Fully furnished, 6 appliances, $1,000/ month includes utilities. N/S, N/P. 250-342-8787. 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. Radium: modern 2-bdrm, lowerlevel suite. W/D, D/W. $850/month, utilities included. 250-342-3790. 1-bdrm walkout basement suite in Westridge Estates. Fully-furnished, bright, spacious, spotless, in-suite laundry, stove, fridge, microwave. N/P, N/S, available immediately. $650/month, including utilities. Call 250-342-8755. Large 2-bdrm, main floor, 4-plex unit in Windermere, near the beach. 5 appliances incl. washer/ dryer. $800/month Call or text 403836-6059. Invermere: 2-bdrm basement suite + den. Wood stove, W/D, 1,100 sq. ft., private yard. $700/month + utilities. Available immediately. 250-342-5332. Radium: 1-bdrm basement suite for rent. N/S, N/P, responsible renter. $550/month, includes utilities. 250-347-9958. Downtown Invermere: 2-bdrm upstairs of house. Available immediately. $1,100/month + utilities. Call Mike, 403-860-6453. Downtown Invermere: 2-bdrm basement suite. Available immediately. $800/month + utilities. Call Mike, 403-860-6453.

house for rent 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.

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Edgewater house: 4-bdrm, 3-bath, large fenced yard, wood stove. $1,100/month + utilities. For more info call 250-688-0228.

RADIUM 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom large family home. $1,375 +utilities. Newly renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home. $1,375 +utilities.

FAIRMONT Executive home close to golf courses. $1,500 +utilities

INVERMERE 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home in Wilder subdivision. $1,295 +utilities 3 bedroom 2 bathroom newly renovated family home, close to schools. $1,400 inclusive of hydro. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex in Athlemere, newly renovated, fenced yard, fully furnished. $1,200 + utilities.

CASTLE ROCK 5 bedroom executive home. $1,500 + utilities.

PURCELL POINT 2 bedroom + den, 1.5 bath, fully furnished and equipped townhome with garage. $1,250 + utilities.

DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom furnished and equipped apartments from $750.

Call Ben Green 250-688-0362 or visit For rent in Edgewater: older 3-bdrm, 1-bath home. 5 appliances, wood/propane heat, pets negotiable. Available August 1st, $750/month with D.D. Call or leave message, 250-347-6453. Invermere: 3 + bedroom home in Pine Ridge. Close to schools and walking trails. 5 appliances, large deck, large family room and 3 bathrooms. $1,400/month + utilities and D.D. Available October 1st. Call 250-347-7775 to arrange a viewing. Invermere: 4-bdrm, 2-bath house, W/D, dishwasher, strong wood stove, garage, large fenced yard, greenhouse, very close to schools. $1,350/month. Call 250-342-3790.

Fairmont: bright, 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath, large yard. 6 appliances, N/P, N/S. $900/month + hydro. References required. 250-345-6100 or 250341-8177. Invermere: 3-bdrm, 2.5-bath house. #4, 200 10th Ave., Lochend Lane, right behind Sobeys. Walking distance to everything. 2-storey, full basement, large master bedroom with ensuite bath and walk in closet. 5 appliances plus garburator, covered front porch, fully fenced backyard patio, side grass yard. Single attached garage plus driveway. Still like new, built 2005. Looking for mature couple or single, kids ok, N/P, N/S. $1,100/month + utilities and $1,100 D.D. Available immediately. For appointment to view, please call 403-472-6684, or email at . Beautiful, open concept 2,200 sq. ft. home with great views for rent. 501 13th Ave., central location close to schools and downtown Invermere. 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 full baths. Looking for clean, nice renters! $1,250 + utilities, includes cable. Call 250342-0599. Large 4-bdrm, 2-bath house with large yard in downtown Invermere. W/D, DW, microwave, N/S, fireplace. $1,250 + utilities. November 1st. 250-341-1650 or .

Invermere: newer 4-bdrm, 2.5bath home. Close to all schools. $1,200/month + utilities and D.D. Must have references. Call 250342-6199 or 250-688-0501. See Kijiji ad 414047469.

Downtown half duplex. 2-bdrm, 2-bath, 2 lake view decks, quiet street. 1,500 sq. ft. Modern and new. 5 appliances. Attached garage. N/S, N/P. $1,100/month. Available November 1st. 250-3428662.

Windermere: Ideal family home on acreage. Modern, beautifully finished 4-bdrm, 2.5-bath, hardwood/tiled floors. Cozy wood-burning fireplace. W/D, N/S, dishwasher. Minimum 1-year lease, references please. $1,400/month. 250-342-3790.

Fully-furnished, 4-bdrm bungalow. 2,000 sq. ft. with 8 beds, available as early as October 15th for a short-term, 6 - 7 month rental. Hot tub, fireplace, large fenced yard. $2,000/month includes all utilities, local phone, internet and cable.

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CHARMING 2 BEDROOM HOUSE! Excellent location. Valley view. W/D, DW. $850 plus utilities. Jeff 250-688-1105.

Canal Flats condo, Jade Landing Development: 2+1 Bedrooms, 1-bath, 6 appliances, partially finished basement, 12 minutes to Fairmont. $750/month + utilities. Available November 1st. Contact Mike, 403-804-6937.

Canal Flats: 2-bdrm, 1.5-bath condo with in-suite laundry.

Radium townhouse for sale. 1,350 sq. ft., 2 large bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms plus den/3rd bedroom. Large kitchen and dining room with 1/2 bath. River rock gas fireplace, central air and vacuum, garage. Best deal in the valley. $189,000.00. Refer to Cranbrook Kijiji Ad ID 419236070 for details and photos. For appointment to view 250-347-2490.

Fir firewood - split and delivered. 250-342-5413.

AutoWyze Services Re-Opened No Appointment Oil Changes First-come, first-served. All your vehicle repair and maintenence needs, diagnostics, performance, custom cosmetics. 250-342-6614.

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Douglas fir firewood

Downtown Invermere: 2-bdrm, 1-bath, W/D, N/S, N/P. 1-year lease, $800/month + utilities. Available October 15th. 250-341-6080. Windermere 3-bdrm, 1-bath, 5 appliances, recently renovated mobile on large lot. Quiet residential street, N/P, N/S, $800/ month + D.D. 403-286-1132. Lovely views of downtown Invermere, on double lot. 3-bdrms, 2-bath, fully furnished with wood stove. Available November 1st May 1st. $800/month + utilities. For more info call 250-342-6605.

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1,700 sq. ft. 3-bdrm, 2.5-bath condo in Copperside. $1,400/ 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. 250-3422536. 2-bdrm, 1.5-bath. Garage, patio with BBQ, amazing views, 6 appliances. $975/month. Available November 1st. 250-342-1475.

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

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1,000 sq. ft. of beautiful, comfortable, living space in quiet neighbourhood. $700/month + utilities. Available immediately. Call 403-873-8158 or e-mail Serious inquiries only. Akiskinook Resort: 1-bdrm condo, fully furnished, 6-appliances, equipped indoor pool and hot tub. $700/month includes cable. 403-281-3991. 2-bdrm condo near Sobeys. N/S, N/P, with washer and dryer. Quiet folks only need apply. $700/month. 250-342-6255. Radium Resort: 1-bdrm furnished condo. Dishwasher, W/D, cable TV, rec center. N/P, N/S. $725/month + D.D. + hydro. 403-293-3870. Lake Windermere Pointe in Invermere: 2-bdrm + den, 2-bath, lake view, underground parking, fully furnished with leather couches, N/S, N/P, available immediately. $1,050/month, includes all utilities except heat. 403-561-0111. Modern 2-bdrm, 2-bath, completely furnished condo at The Peaks in Radium. Underground parking, in-suite laundry, access to pools and amenities. $850/month includes utilities. Call 403-8940207, 1-403-381-2176 or email . Downtown Invermere, Cedarwood Glen: 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath corner unit. 6-month or 1-year lease. $1,200/ month + utilities. Available November 1st. 250-341-1692.

mobile home for sale Mobile homes/trailers for sale. Suitable for living/renovation, or as an on-site/construction trailer. Years 1973-1975 available immediately and ready for you to move. Best offer. Call 403-6785111.

Mercer & Company Lighting store & complete custom framing shop. Visit http://canada. and enter Invermere in the search box for full details on sale. Serious inquiries only. Call 250-342-5440.

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.

animals Free to good home: 2 English Bulldogs for adoption. They are vet checked and also friendly. For more information james.adam600@ . Winter horse boarding. November 1st - May 1st. 250-342-5297.

wanted Wanted to locate and purchase: antique, double barrel, side-byside shotgun with broken stock. Sold by local man in the summer of 2005. It is a family heirloom. If found, please call Rena Andrew in Battleford, SK at 306-445-1392.

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Hot tub rentals. Week or weekend rates. Valley Spas: 250-342-3922. Firewood. Dry fir, $200/cord. Dry pine, $180/cord. All split and delivered. Leave a message at 250342-2214.

16 - 18” lengths split and delivered. $250/cord or special bulk price. Truck rack, 79” long x 64.5” inside front to 65.5” inside back x 25” tall, $300. 250-342-3569. Top quality Hay and Straw, alfalfa/grass round bales. Call Elkhorn Ranch. 250-342-0617. Newer 151 litre (40 US gallons) propane hot water tank with spark ignition, $150. 250-342-8679. Hankook winter tires on Subaru Outback 2003 rims. Used one winter. Tire size 225/60 R16. $550, OBO. Thule roof box, 688XT, grey, $250, OBO. 250-270-0274.

vehicles for sale 1990 Ford Club Wagon XL window van. Automatic, air, 302 V8, two fuel tanks, 10-ply tires. 174,000 kms. $2,000 OBO. 250-342-2104 or 250-342-7608. 1997 F-150 XL extended cab 4x4. Burgundy, 4.6 Triton engine, longbox, comes with matching canopy. Air bag assisted rear suspension, 215,000 kms. Well-maintained, new brakes on all four. $5,000 OBO. 250-342-5676.

fitness Fitness 4 Life Fall Programming H20 Aquatic Boot camp ($10/class) Monday & Wednesday @ 7 p.m. FIT4 30-Minute Metabolic Workout ($5/class) Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. Call 250-688-0221 WWW.FITNESS4LIFE.TV . ZUMBA Fitness Classes Every week, Wednesday & Friday at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7 p.m. at Desiderata Studio (back of Pharmasave building) Monthly and drop-in rates available. Call Julie 250-341-5474 or Colleen 250-342-1438.

services Vacuums Parts, repairs & accessories, All makes & models Central Vacuums – sales and installations Bonded & licensed Fine Homeservices 250-342-9207, Dryer Vent and Furnace Cleaning & inspections. Call AQUAIR today! 250-342-5089. Water treatment & purification, includes drinking water systems, softeners & conditioners, iron filters. Call AQUAIR, 250-342-5089.

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.

2003 Grey Nissan Pathfinder. 150,000 kms. Great condition. Winter studded tires on rims, and summer tires on rims. $10,500 firm. Call Monita, 250-347-6420 or 250-688-1582.

Heaven’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Environmentally friendly products. Dry in 1 hour! Call 250-688-0213 or visit .

Slightly used 2011 LG flat panel LCD TV’s. 22”, comes with remote and manual. $75 each. Phone Pearl at 250-347-2997 for more info.

1977 Ford F-250. 351 engine (runs), automatic transmission, solid body, needs D.O.T. inspection. Great parts truck. $700. 250-342-3569.

The Valley Shine Shop Keep your vehicle free of salt & road grime. Have it detailed. Basic – deluxe packages available. #35 109 Industrial Rd #2, 250-342-9696.

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This August snap, taken by local photographer Dani Tschudin, shows the spectacular beauty of the Upper Dunbar Lakes (known locally as Shangri-La) in the Purcell Mountains northwest of Radium Hot Springs. The collection of nearly a dozen lakes and pools are varying shades of dazzling blues and greens. Photo by Dani Tschudin (

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Renew & Restore Professional tile and grout cleaning, re-grouting, repair and sealing of tile, grout, slate, and stone. Commercial and residential. 35 years experience. New installations also available. 250-341-5645 .

DOCTOR SPA Your Natural Solution - Clean & Green All-natural enzyme solution to hot tub care. 100% bio-based, non-toxic. Just clean, beautiful water. Safe for you and the environment!. Doctor Spa (Marty Beingessner) 250-688-0085.

Shannon’s Blinds & Designs HUGE CLEARANCE – ALL INVENTORY MUST GO! Expires October 5th. Phantom Retractable Screen Door, Blinds & Shades “Your punctuality, professionalism and installation exceeded our expectations.” Michelle & Ken Bech Shannon’s Blinds & Designs 250-342-5749 “Covering the Valley – One Window At A Time”

Anahata Foods,

Ichi Resources Ltd. is seeking experienced logging equipment operators for work in Radium Hot Springs / Canal Flats area. Please send resume by email to or fax to 778-479-2088.

Invermere Sales & Rentals has a permanent position located in Invermere for a mechanically inclined person capable of basic repair and maintenance of a broad range of rental equipment. Post secondary education and training not required. Regular wage $15/hr. No benefits. Class 5 drivers licence and boating licence required. Send resume to

Tile & Slate Installs Journeyman tile setter. 30+ years experience. Custom steam rooms, showers, floors, and cultured stone. All work guaranteed. Competitive rates. Call 250-341-5645. Home Building and Renos Chuck Newhouse Builders 250-342-3637 . Book your Family Portrait Session before the leaves leave! Professional Photography Picture Framing Photography Classes 250-342-5102 ...look for the red door behind the Invermere Dry Cleaners! Valley Framing & Contracting. Everything from roofs and decks to major renovations. Contact Will at 250-342-7517.

Electrical Service. Commercial, industrial, residential. Fast, professional service. Reasonable rates. Davidson Power Services Ltd., Invermere. 250-409-7514. Invermere Sharpening Carbide and steel sharpening services. Contractors, restaurant, home/garden, pet/hair. 330 Blair Street. 250-341-5447. Flooring installations, lino, carpet, laminate and hardwood. 30 years experience. Call 250-347-9192 or 250-341-1235.

a vegetarian catering company

is seeking stable, part-time assistance. Please call 250-3411434 and ask for Lisa. Applicants must be mature, reliable, physically fit, and have firm work ethic. All employees will be fed in a divine fashion.

help wanted Helna’s Stube is looking for a parttime server and kitchen help/dish washer. Please call 250-347-0047 or email . La Cabina in the Prestige Inn is looking for part-time and full-time servers and experienced chefs for year round. Drop resumes off at La Cabina or call 250-347-2340.

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Ancient Chinese exercises to promote healing, fitness and anti-aging . Master Michael Shen Phd, MA, BA – Michael will be available for private appointments and healings from October 10th – 15th. TAI CHI will begin October 10th with Janice Gaillard and classes are ongoing. QI GONG classes and practices are ongoing. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. For more information or to reserve a space contact Betty Newton at 250-342-6343 or

Busy little café is seeking part/ full time bakers and baristas. Must have a passion for people and coffee. Please submit resumes to .

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Cartel leader suspected to be in Invermere Submitted by Joshua Estabrooks Pynelogs Cultural Centre Local and international authorities are on the lookout for the notorious leader of a Middle Eastern crime syndicate, who they believe is either already in the Columbia Valley or could arrive at any moment. Opium Omar, the kingpin of the famous opium smuggling ring, The Flying Carpet Cartel, has been on the run for months, and is believed to be hiding out in the Rocky Mountains somewhere within a day’s drive of Calgary, where his main distribution centre is located. To assist with the investigation, the Sultan of Haberdashery has been investigating leads in and around Invermere with the help of Alice, his drug sniffing camel. The Sultan said that Omar has been shipping his drugs in large Persian rugs into the port of Vancouver, and transporting them to Calgary, where they are repackaged and shipped all over North America. “We believe his operation has been disrupted and he is hiding out near Invermere,” said the Sultan. “When we learned of the showing of the Midnight Genie Bottle here in town on October 20th and 21st we figured this would be the place he surfaces first.” The Midnight Genie Bottle is an ancient artifact that

will be traveling beyond the borders of Iran for the first time ever. As a result of about a year’s worth of negotiations, the National Persian Art Gallery has agreed to allow a special, two night showing by the Columbia Valley Arts Council on October 20th and 21st at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. It is believed the legendary vessel contains a magical genie that can only be drawn out by dancing on those specific dates. The bottle is leaving the Middle East partly because it is such an important artifact that it’s caused violent battles among those trying to entice the genie out of the bottle. “Omar needs a few successful wishes if he’s going to stay ahead of the international law enforcement team that is after him. We are almost positive he will make an appearance, or at least send someone on his behalf to this event,” the Sultan said. The Sultan and Alice will be attending both evenings as well, he said, to try their luck at beckoning the magical genie from his ancient vessel. “It would mean a lot to my family and kingdom to receive three wishes from the genie. I have felt so welcome since arriving here I also want to extend a personal invitation to the residents of this area to come join me on what should be a very exciting evening.” For more information on the event, or to report anything suspicious, please call 250-342-4423.

ON THE HUNT —­­­­ ­ The Sultan of Haberdashery and Alice the drug sniffing camel inspect some recent deliveries to Fitz Flooring in Invermere.  Photo submitted by Pynelogs Cultural Centre

Pynelogs final show goes out with a bang Submitted by Joshua Estabrooks Columbia Valley Arts Council

turing the emotion of a subject. Some of her work takes on a romanticized appearance, whereas other pieces are entangled in multiple layers of detailed This is it — the grand finale, the decoration. She works in oil and acrylcoup de gras. The fat lady is singing. This ic, and will be showing her recent work is the final show of the 2012 summer seaon figures and nudes for this show. son at Pynelogs Cultural Centre, and as is Retired professor of mechanical enfitting for such a successful and inspiring gineering Stanislaw Lukasiewicz spends summer, we’re going out with a bang. most of his time along the shores of CoIncluded in this final show are five lumbia Lake. remarkable talents, all of whom are ready It is in this pristine environment to show some of their most recent work that he has explored oil painting, and in photography, oil, acrylic, and watercothe results are truly breathtaking. He lour. The show runs from Tuesday, Octries to express the beauty and peace of tober 9th to October 19th during regular the landscapes he produces, while pregallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven serving both the true image and emodays a week. EXPERIMENTAL ART — ­ Kathleen Davies uses experimentation of movement to tional expression of the scene. Photographer Kathleen Davies from Calgary’s Ingrid Vincent was acCalgary has recently returned to photog- create Arboreal Rhythms #6 (pictured above), which is onethof the thphotographs fearaphy after a long love affair with the me- tured in the the final show of the season, running October 9 to 19 at the Pynelogs tually born right here in the Pynelogs Submitted photo building when it was a hospital, so it dium was put on hold in favour of her Cultural Centre. will be a homecoming of sorts when career. Her work for this show focuses on his early years sketching in the Netherlands, and trees and treescapes, attempting to capture not only has kept up his training even though he is a busy she displays her watercolour landscapes. She loves to paint en plein air (outdoors) the line, shape, colour and texture of her subject, business owner. His landscapes are bold, colourful when she can, and is looking forward to returnbut also the energy, vitality and motion they evoke. creations in oil, which will please any audience. Fairmont’s John Lubbers has spent his whole Windermere’s Maegan Stanbury is never with- ing to her roots, quite literally, to display some life fascinated by art and nature. He spent time in out her sketchbook, and has a great talent for cap- of her recent work.

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Valley Churches


Launching into new territory By Pastor Wayne Frater Radium Christian Fellowship Church Isaiah 43:19, New Living Translation (NLT): “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Do you ever feel that your life is wasted, that you are living in a wilderness or a wasteland? I know that sometimes I do. There are a couple of points that help me. One of them is that we have to launch out into new territory. The Bible says that the key to changing anything is faith. If you want to change our circumstance, it takes faith. If we want to change our personality, it takes faith. If we want to change anything in our life, we have to have faith. Jesus says in Matthew 9, “According to your faith it will be done to you.” That is a very simple statement but it’s very powerful. It means we tend to get out of life what we expect. How does this faith come? Romans 10:17 tells us, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Faith releases within us and through us, the yokedestroying, burden-removing power of God. And faith comes by hearing the Word of God! Psalms 1:2,3 (Amplified Bible) says, “But his de-

light and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. “And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].” It’s interesting that the Psalms 1 doesn’t say, “If you read this book, you shall bring forth fruit, and prosper.” It says, “If you meditate on it you’ll bring forth fruit and prosper.” In meditating it means, “I think on it over and over and what it means in my life. I consider it and consider its implications for my life.” As we fill our mind with God’s word, it begins to change our mind. We stop seeing ourselves as other people see us or as we have seen ourselves and we begin to see ourselves as God does. That’s where the change takes place. That’s the power to start over; to stop wasting our lives, and get on with what God wants to do in us and through us. It is God’s will for us to bear fruit for Him, and to prosper. We must trust God to help us succeed. Depend on Him. Success in life is not trying harder, but living smarter — giving God control of our life. Zechariah 4:6 says, “You will not succeed by your own strength or power but by My Spirit, says the Lord.” Will you have a fresh start in life? Will you have a new beginning? Will you let God turn your wasteland into streams of living water? Have faith, meditate on His Word, trust him. Why don’t you give God control of your life today?

A bevy of Beingessners Invermere musical duo Marty and Eli Beingessner impressed the crowd with their musical stylings at Strand’s Old House Restaurant on Friday, October 5th. The father and son pair played a host of cover songs, ranging from Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ to Dr. Hook’s ‘Sylvia’s Mother’. Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday, October 14th, 10:30 a.m. Worship and Life Instruction, “Truth For Today From The Old Testament: God The Deliverer”... Pastor Trevor leading. “K.I.D.S.” Church, for children age 3 to Grade 1; and Grade 2 to Grade 5, during the Morning Service. 7 p.m.: “SING and CELEBRATE” L.W.A.C. Pastor Trevor Hagan • 326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere 250-342-9535 • Windermere Valley Shared Ministry ANGLICAN-UNITED 9:30 a.m.: God’s Breakfast Club. 10:30 a.m.: Worship at Christ Church Trinity, Invermere. Reverend Laura Hermakin 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 250-342-6644 • 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 Martyrs’ Church in Invermere. Sunday: 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Radium. Father Gabriel • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 250-342-6167 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Christ Church Trinity, 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere Pastor Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564 Radium Christian Fellowship Sunday 10 a.m. Worship service • Thursday 7 p.m. Fun Night Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • 250-342-6633 No. 4, 7553 Main St. Radium • 250-347-9937 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worship Service, Sunday, 10 a.m. • Relief Society, 11:15 a.m. President Barry Pratt • Columbia Valley Branch 5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 250-341-5792

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

Let’s Make Cancer History

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October 12, 2012



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