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- Your Only Locally Owned Newspaper • Serving the CNP since 1930 • March 7, 2018 ~ Vol. 89 No. 10 -

Cupcakes to the rescue!


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The most guilt-free cupcakes are the ones that don’t only taste great, but also help a great cause. So Horace Allen School students had absolutely nothing to feel guilty about when eating their sweet treats on March 2, when Grade 2 students hosted the “Cupcakes to the Rescue” fundraiser for animals in need. Families and school administrators donated cupcakes for the entire school as a way to raise money for the local SPCA. Pictured above, Grade 2 students hold up their trays of colourful, uniquely decorated cupcakes just before distributing them to the entire school.

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Grassy Mountain Coal Project: joint panel process AnnA KroupinA Pass Herald Reporter

With Riversdale Resources receiving the No-

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step closer to potentially constructing and operating a metallurgical coal mine in the area. As part of the mandatory public consultation phase, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) held an open house on March 1 at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church Hall in Blairmore. Representatives from CEAA, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Riversdale were present to answer questions and explain the process going forward.

Open houses were also held in Pincher Creek on February 28 and Sparwood on March 2. The date, number and location of the open houses were established by CEAA. Currently, the process is in the public consultation phase for 30 days ending on March 16. The next step is to finalize the terms of reference and appoint the joint panel. “Once the terms of references is finalized and the panel is appointed, the panel takes over and makes all the decisions on the project,” explains Brett Maracle, panel manager for CEAA. Maracle’s role is to facilitate the establishment of a panel and, once in place, he acts as a support to the panel. The joint panel will have three members, two (provincial) from the AER appointed by the Chief Hearing Commissioner and one (federal) ap-

pointed by the Minister of Environment. “The third member that the Minister of Environment will appoint is a non-government person that you have to select to work on the project. We have an existing roster of panel members,” says Maracle. According to Maracle, a panel is anticipated to be established between June 2018 and the fall. Following the panel appointment, a minimum 60-day comment period will open where the panel seeks public input on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. It is up to the panel to determine whether the information presented in the EIA is sufficient and whether all concerns from the public have been addressed. At this time, the panel may request additional information from Riversdale. Once the panel is satisfied that the EIA is sufficient, they will then

have public hearings and upon completion of these, will prepare their report to the provincial and federal bodies. “Once they write their report, it’s a decision for the AER and it’s a recommendation to the federal Minister of Environment. Then the Minister of Environment has 5 months to make a decision,” says Maracle. “If there are no significant adverse environmental effects on the project, then the Minister can make the decision. If there are potential significant adverse effects on the environment, then the minister has to refer to the Governor in Council cabinet to make the actual decision.” The panel is given 14 months to complete the entire process, which includes reviewing the information, holding hearings and writing their report and AER’s decision on the project.

First Baby Little Sacha Savrnoch was 2018’s first baby of the year born in Crowsnest Pass. She was welcomed on January 7 by father Alexander (left), mother Andrea (right) and her big brother Thomas (centre), who turns 7 years old on March 10. “She’s kind of nice and she’s kind of cute. She smiles every day,” says Thomas. “She’s little, but when she grows up like me, she’ll be my best friend.” photo by Anna Kroupina

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In thE lInE of fIrE Between February 26 and March 5, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 46 calls for service including the following reported incidents. Two (2) assaults, one (1) residential break and enter, two (2) threats/harassment, two (2) thefts, one (1) drugs, two (2) other criminal code, one (1) other provincial statutes, seven (7) driving complaints, nine (9) motor vehicle collisions, five (5) assistance to gen-

eral public, three (3) suspicious occurrences, one (1) lost & found, two (2) assistance to other agencies, three (3) false alarms, four (4) animal calls and one (1) municipal bylaw. Lost keys On February 27, RCMP received complaint of lost keys while cross-country skiing in the Chinook Lake area. The incident occurred approximately one month ago.

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Squadron 859 Crowsnest competes in Effective Speaking Competition AnnA KroupinA Pass Herald Reporter

It’s not easy to deliver a coherent, compelling speech in front of a crowd, much less on a topic you were given only three minutes ago. But two cadets from our local Air Cadet League seized the opportunity to compete in the local division of the Effective Speaking Competition, held at the Elk’s Hall in Blairmore on March 3, 2018. Both Sgt. Daniel Polini and AC Bailey Siray say they decided to participate in the competition to improve their public speaking abilities. “It went well. It was quick and simple and just a very positive output between everybody,” says Sgt. Polini. “Effective speaking is very important because you need to be able to talk to people or groups of people really easily. I took it for that skill.” But the competition wasn’t without its pressures and nerves. Although AC Siray feels good about his performance, he says it was quite stressful to have a bunch of expectant eyes on him. “I know that they weren’t expecting anything, but I still had the thought that they were expecting something, like a good speech. There was a lot of pressure,” he says. The cadets were scored out of 100 on two speeches: one on an impromptu topic and the other one they have been working on for the past six weeks. They were judged on criteria like completing thoughts, chronology, delivery and whether they met the re-

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Pictured above are participants and organizers who helped make the Effective Speaking Competition happen. Left to right: Sgt. Daniel Polini, his mother Karen Poloni, judge Bonnie Castellarin, judge Judi Thomas, Lorna Gatto who helped cadets prep for their speeches, Kelly Siray who did timing and AC Bailey Siray. quired allotted time with- ered his speech on hu- fortable with a topic.” An effective speaking out going over or under. mour being the best med“On behalf of Judi icine, while Sgt. Poloni competition has been Thomas and myself, I had selected marksman- held at Squadron 859 in would like to express how ship. Topics for this the past, but this is the impressed we were with speech were selected from first time that the particithe two presenters,” com- an approved list provided pants have the opportumented Bonnie Castel- by the National Air Cadet nity for extensive practice larin after the League. Other topics that and direction from somecompetition. Castellarin cadets could choose in- one who has participated and Thomas were the two cluded, for example, Re- in these competitions as a judges for the event. membrance Day, how cadet before. Participating in the “The poise and pro- space exploration can fessionalism demon- lead to scientific advances Effective Speaking Comstrated will benefit Sgt. on Earth, or the impor- petition equips cadets Daniel Polini and AC Bai- tance of today’s youth in with valuable life skills ley Siray throughout their building Canada’s future. that may benefit them lives,” she added. What preceded the both in the squadron as Before beginning Effective Speaking Com- well as outside of cadet their speeches, both petition was six weeks of life. “It builds self-esteem cadets were sequestered practice and training with in order to be exposed to retired second lieutenant and teaches them to stay the judges and audito- Cody Huseby, the main organized. Time managerium on an equal playing instructor for the Effective ment is a huge part of it field. Speaking program for because they get penalFor the impromptu Squadron 859. 1 or 2 a ized points if they go over speech, Sgt. Poloni and week for 6 weeks main in- their time. So it’s about being able to multitask, AC Siray received their structor “He has done it at building a speech, saying topic only three minutes before presenting, requir- other units, so he’s very the speech and timing the says SSC ing them to think on their proficient at speaking and speech,” feet and formulate a co- motivating the kids and Huseby. “I think that esherent, compelling dia- making it so that it’s pecially for these two stress-free,” says boys, it has taken away a logue in a short time. Sponsoring lot of the fear. They both Their next speech, the Squadron one they had been prepar- Committee (SSC) Advisor want to be instructors in ing for and practicing six Evelyne Huseby. “He the air cadet unit so this weeks, had to be deliv- makes it very fun, but he helps them stand up in ered in five to six minutes, also gets them actually front of their peers and be or else they would be pe- doing the task of getting confident enough to actunalized. AC Siray deliv- up there and getting com- ally get a point across.”

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Stones and Bones event seeks to unearth history AnnA KroupinA Pass Herald Reporter

Do you have any stones and bones hiding in your closet? If so, be sure to bring them to the Archeological Society of Alberta’s Stones and Bones event on March 24 and 25 at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre. The association’s Lethbridge centre is inviting people to bring any artifacts they may have found or collected to help them form a more complete picture of the area’s history. “Stones and Bones is a way for us to reach out to local collectors, farmers, ranchers and hikers that might have privately held collections of artifacts,” says Rachel Lindemann, president of the association. “This is a way for us to see what’s been found in the area because a lot of times, farmers and ranchers and hikers get to explore a much wider range of areas than we do. This opens the door for us to better understand the movements of First Nations and early settlers in the area.” Objects of interest include items modified by humans like arrowheads, bone, fossils or rocks that may have cultural significance. “We’re looking for anything of interest that people have collected and

picked up along the way through the years,” says Lindemann. The society is not looking to acquire any collections, so people will leave with whatever they bring to the event. “The idea is a shared understanding of what is going on in the areas. The idea isn’t that we’re trying to take their artifacts from them and put them into a museum. The most we’ll do is take photos,” says Lindemann. “This is a way for us to see what’s out there, but also for [the guests] to understand their collections better.” Along with archeologists, a paleontologist and geologist will be present to help date and identify some of the artifacts. The Lethbridge Centre of the Archeological Society of Alberta hosts Stones and Bones events every two years, and the past two have been in Coaldale. The society is branching out to hosting events in other parts of Southern Alberta. “We’d like to start roaming around a bit more so that everyone gets a chance to have their questions answered and we get a better understanding of more areas than just the Lethbridge and Coaldale area,” says Lindemann. At events in past years, Lindemann says

guests have shared items like rare fossils, pottery and projectile points, some dating as far back as 5,000 and 8,000 years ago. “We don’t get to see a lot of that sort of stuff beit’s scattered cause sparsely throughout Alberta. That helps us understand where some of the earliest campsites might have been,” she says. Through these Stones and Bones events, Lindemann says the society has learned that sites may not always be where archeologists think they are. “A lot of times, we’ll check places like river crossings based on how far we think people will travel to collect water or food resources each day, but what we’re finding is that we may not be giving them enough credit. Sites are farther back from water sources, so it’s helping us rethink where we see people in the past having occupied and that sites might be hiding in places we’re not thinking to look,” she says. As for Crowsnest Pass, she says she has “no idea” what to expect in terms of artifacts, but is confident there is potential for some interesting finds. “There’s some very cool stuff from mountain sites, like there are some cool areas in the Chert

Doubles Bonspiel The 3rd annual Doubles Bonspiel took place at the Crowsnest Curling Club last weekend from March 2 to 4. The top four teams awarded were Jason Diduck and JR Falzetta in first place, Sammy Marra and Kayla Marra in second, Jeff Strandquist and Kayla Strandquist in third and Peter Coldham and Joanne Coldham in fourth. The curling club’s next big event is the Shamrock Mixed Bonspiel during St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 16 to 18. Pictured above is Kayla Marra delivering a stone at the Doubles Bonspiel. photo by Anna Kroupina

Quarry. We know that the First Nations were definitely there, but I’m also hoping that there are some cool historic collections. There’s such a rich mining history in that area that somebody must have some cool stuff,” she says. Stones and Bones will take place in the main lobby at the Frank Slide Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 25. The event is free and there will be activities for families and children to take part in, like a teepee to explore, excavation dig boxes, a traditional clay pot-making station and other stations.

“We will also have some collections from our members at the society, so there will be things to look at, even if [the public] doesn’t have anything to bring in,” adds Lindemann. “It’s

something fun to come out and do with your kids for an afternoon.” For more information, visit the Facebook page for the event titled “Stones and Bones Weekend.”

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Friends and Neighbours by Jocelyn Thomas

Dallas Smaniotto, School Bus Driver Dallas Smaniotto has been shepherding our schoolkids to school and then home again for some 13 long years. The atmosphere on the bus is something more akin to a family group than it is to a bus full of strangers. For instance, if a little one should ever break out in tears, spontaneously the kids start to sing together as a group. And there are many hugs shared daily. What's more, the day after any Hallmark-card holiday, Dallas is always at the ready with a bag of treats. Experience Menu Prior to this, Dallas had worked as a hairdresser, having taken a course in hair design. She says that her favourite thing to do is the blueing up of senior ladies' hair. She has also worked as a cook at the Inn on The Border. Finally, she was briefly employed at the Legion, and at the Calgary Co-op. Dallas' husband of 22 years, Darren, works at the mine and they have two sons: Tanner (20), who aspires to becoming a lineman, and Dustin (18), who wants to become a millwright. They have been in the Pass for some 20 years. Dallas herself grew up in Sicamous, B.C., where she attended primary and high school. She was born in Calgary. A favourite childhood memory is when her family visited Disneyland in California, and the couple hope to do more travel in the future. Growing up, little Dallas loved art and English classes the most. Her friend and role model was a girl four years her senior, who was both protective and strong. Ss Dallas had grown up with three younger sisters, whom she babysat frequently, she has a natural affinity with youngsters, thus, setting an appropriate tone for the daily bus rides. And Dallas says that there are no so-called “dull days” as “joking around is a common occurrence.” Finally, the Smaniottos make a home for a dog and two cats. Dallas absolutely loves snowshoeing in her spare time, and has always made lots of art. Besides painting in acrylics, she has mastered airbrushing technique and spends countless summer hours creating entertaining caricatures. She has a business Facebook page entitled “Doodles By Dallas.” Jocelyn Thomas is an artist and writer who lives in Blairmore

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Editorial and Opinions P&G SLASHED SOCIAL MEDIA ADvERTISING Retail giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has decided to cut $200 million advertising dollars from social media platforms. This is the first time a global retailer is admitting that social media advertising is not working for their product. This is great news for the world of print media. According to P&G, the cut to social media is a way to reduce spending with “several big players” by 20 to 50 percent. The company added that the cuts helped P&G eliminate 20 percent of their ineffective marketing and increase reach by 10 percent. The interesting word to me is “ineffective” marketing. P&G is, in essence, saying that social medial is an ineffective marketing platform. Yeah for print media! For a few years now, marketers have wondered if print is dead, and with each passing year, those of us who make a living through print advertising continue to sing its praises. But sometimes, in order to convince people of something, you need more than sung praises – you need information. According to Mediaspace Solutions, a print and digital media planning agency, print will always have many advantages over digital mediums, namely: Respectability Perhaps the fact that print has been around so long gives it prestige. Thanks to its rich history, ads that appear in print tend to be taken much more seriously. Trust Studies suggest that readers trust print more than any other medium. In fact, according to an October 2016 survey by MarketingSherpa, 82 percent of internet users trust print ads when making a purchase decision, more than any other medium. Clearly Defined Target Audiences Healthy ROIs require the ability to target readers effectively. Print ads allow positioning in the most relevant editorial sections of publications. Conversely, when buying ads from digital networks, you can never be quite sure your message will reach the right audience at the right time. High Engagement Rates Humans have become modern multitaskers. We check email while texting our friends while binge-watching our favorite TV shows. In other words, we rarely give digital content our full attention. Print content, on the other hand, allows us to really focus and engage. And, when it comes to getting our message across, you can’t beat full engagement.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Unexpected spiritual experience in Bellevue Dear Editor; Most people don’t know it, but there is a littlededicated group that meets once a month for a drumming circle at the MDM in Bellevue. Attendance varies between six to a dozen and some bring their own drums while others use those provided. I saw kids there and old folks. The group is not meant to teach how to play drums in a band or orchestra, but more an environment where people can express what primitive cultures expressed for thousands of years by beating drums in unison. Each individual is free to do their own thing but the results express the communal nature of our species. In other words, people acting together create rhythm and unity, in this case, some kind of music. To me it represents humans attempting to be one with the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Often when I hear popular modern music, any style of music, I will feel more disturbance than pleasure. I say to my wife, they are just trying to impress by making the most noise possible. When I see a stage in a “concert” with a group of people using electronic sound amplification with strong pulsating colored lights accompanied by artificial smoke, and they are all shouting at the top of their lungs, I feel assaulted. If I am driving close to a vehicle emitting loud music, I feel that the occupants are infringing on my human rights in order to enhance their personal pleasure. I felt that way in the 60s when traveling on an airplane sitting next to a chainsmoker who was blowing smoke in my face. In my opinion, pollution of any kind is not a good thing. I want others to have their freedom but regulate it so it will not in-

What I find when on social media is that I get annoyed when an ad just appears in the middle of watching or reading something. It’s to the point where I actually leave the site. I now see that major advertising players are feeling the same way I do. This is all such great news for the future of print media. When giants like P&G say social media marketing isn’t working, more big names will eventually come on board. The bread and butter of newspapers is car dealerships... here’s to hoping they develop the same mindset as P&G. That’s the way I see it. LS

plunged into darkness. I guess the motion sensors assumed that there was nobody there. Just a little bit of light from the stairway revealed intense but peaceful faces above primitive musical instruments and the drumbeat sped up slowly all on its own. Faster and faster, the air around us vibrated until one drum distinctively sounded one… two… three… and silence. Someone shifted in their chair and the lights came back on. I heard voices saying to each other, “Did you feel that?” Outside, the snow glistened on the mountain tops in the light of a full moon. Those mountains are silent but remember the sound of humans drumming from long ago. The rocks that slid down “the mountain that walks” glistened in the moonlight. Avner Perl

Bussing response from a business manager Dear Editor; I am writing this letter regarding the Crowsnest Pass bus service. It was brought to my attention that you are looking to cut it back to two days a week. As manager of a local business, I feel it would not only affect my business, but other businesses in town. Our store holds Senior Day on the first Wednesday of each month and I have already heard from some seniors that they will not make it as the bus is not available in

their town that day. We have a handful of shoppers that use the bus and have heard if it were available five days a week in every town, that more people would benefit from it. I am aware we have a taxi but not everyone can afford to use the service. We have a lot of people on fixed incomes and if they are coming from another town, it could cost them up to $10 or more one way. I have an employee that has to work two hours just to pay for her taxi due to

the fact that the bus doesn’t go to her town on the days she works. If the bus was available for her to use, she would use it. With the senior’s lodge moving to Coleman in the near future, they are going to need the bus to come into Blairmore for all their needs as they will not be within walking distance to the mall. Also with some students having only half days at school, not every parent can go pick their child up and if they do not drive,

they have to stay at school and can then cause problems with disrupting the rest of the school. I have heard that some people still think that it is a bus for seniors only. So even if you can connect with the schools and let the children know it’s available, I am sure that it will be used in due time. Please put more thought into what this will do to our community and business. Manager of the Bargain Shop

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~ Calling all Mustangs ~

New head coach for the Pincher Creek Mustangs is scouting for football all-stars in Crowsnest Pass AnnA KroupinA

nity-based for it to work,” says Murray. Spring training for the coming season begins May 1 and practices two times per week continue into mid-June. Then in mid-August, the team begins practicing in full gear, with the first game played on August 25

for seven years, stepped down from the position. The Pincher Creek Mustangs Football Club accepts kids aged nine to 18 from Brockett, Pincher Creek, Lundbreck, Cowley and Crowsnest Pass to participate in the senior, bantam or peewee categories. “Crowsnest Pass is part of our community just as well as Brockett, Cowley and Lundbreck is and it has to be commu-

against the Titans in Drumheller at 2 p.m. The team’s first home game is on September 1 against the McCoy Colts at 1 p.m. Last year the program had 19 players, but Murray says the sky is the limit when it comes to kids participating. No experience is required to join the team, just a willingness to work hard and have fun. “New kids are maybe a bit hesitant but that’s

what we’re after because Pass Herald Reporter we can teach them the The Pincher Creek skills and how to be sucMustangs Football Club cessful on and off the is looking for players to field. Our spring training join the team. is dedicated to the new “We want to show players,” says Murray. these kids a good football “We’ll teach them how to program,” says the Musrun, how to catch, how to tangs new coach, Brian throw a ball, the footwork Murray. and the M u r r a y, basic funthe former as“We’ll teach them how to run, how damentals sistant coach, to catch, how to throw a ball, the of the stepped up to footwork and the basic game.” the plate after fundamentals of the game.” A n d Wayne Alexan- Brian Murray it’s more der, who acted Mustangs Coach than just as head coach

both the Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass Mass Registration Nights. The Pincher Creek Mass Registration Night is scheduled for March 7 at the Pincher Creek Swimming

Pool and Crowsnest Pass is holding theirs on March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Albert Stella Memorial Arena. The Pincher Creek Mustangs Football Club

has been running for 23 years now. Faith Zachar, the president of the football club, saw a need in the community and took action to get a team going.

physical football skills that kids learn. Being on the team comes with discipline and an expectation of commitment. “It’s not just football coaching, but life coaching as well. It’s about making sure that if you’re going to join the team,

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Mustangs coaches are working with protective sports equipment manufacturer Riddell to purchase brand new football helmets for the team. “These are new state-of-the-art helmets to eliminate concussion fears for parents. Concussions won’t be happening if the kids know how to tackle correctly, which is something we’ll be teaching them,” says Murray. At this time, obtaining these helmets is contingent on the funding and sponsorship that administration is able to obtain.

weeks. You finish what you start,” says Murray. Coaches will be accepting registrations at

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Theresa Plotnick combines an array of performance experience with a dedication to furthering young students. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Plotnick earned a music degree at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She played professionally in orchestras in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio; Caracas, Venezuela; and Erie, Pennsylvania before moving to Calgary. Ms. Plotnick has performed frequently as a freelance violist with such groups as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Bach Society, Calgary Festival Chorus, Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra, and Red Deer Symphony. She has performed with many local chamber groups and is a founding and current member of the Allegra String Quartet. Theresa spent over a decade as faculty member of the Suzuki Talent Education Society of Calgary and then served as coordinator of the junior academy program at Mount Royal College. She is a frequent clinician and adjudicator at workshops, summer programs, and festivals. Ten years ago, she co-founded the Amici String Program, where she coaches and teaches. She also maintains a large private studio of violin and viola students.

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A native of Southern Alberta, Scott Mezei is an active guitarist and bassist in the Alberta music scene performing 60-90 shows a year. He obtained a performance diploma at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and continued his education at the University of Lethbridge (Bachelor of Music). For the past ten years he has performed with New West Theatre and now holds the position of co-Music Director. Scott currently teaches for the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory as a clinician and continues his focus on teaching guitar. When he is not performing, Scott works as a trained luthier who repairs stringed instruments for music stores and schools in Southern Alberta.

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Looking Back

That concrete monolith with its truncated pyramid top was one of hundreds installed between 1913 and 1917 when the Alberta, British Columbia and Dominion Governments worked in concert to define what is referred to as the Great Divide or, these days, the Continental Divide. The story of their installation was By John Kinnear documented in a fascinating book released in 2017 by author Jay Sherwood and entitled “Surveying the Great Divide.” The story of this monumental (no pun intended) task and the surveyors and their crews that worked on this definition from the treacherous tops of the Rocky Mountains through the dozens of timber-snarled mountain passes is a fascinating one. The Crowsnest Pass to the U.S. border section is one that I will deal with separately in another column. It involves way more passes than the crews realized and was challenging, to say the least. One can see the first boundary monument (#1F) in the Crowsnest to North Kootenay segment immediately east of the Summit Inn on the border. The Alberta-British Columbia boundary is the longest interprovincial boundary in Canada at a whopping 1,842 kilometers. The southern half runs along the Great Divide, which by definition is the “line dividing the waters flowing into the Pacific Ocean from those flowing elsewhere.” If the water goes west, it is in British Columbia. If it goes east, it is in Alberta. The northern half of the boundary runs along the 120th meridian in a straight line until it hits the 60th parallel (latitude) and becomes the northwest corner of the province. The commission that was set up to accomplish this delimitation (survey) had three main characters. Arthur O. Wheeler represented British Columbia’s interests and was an Irish immigrant who had a keen interest in the outdoors and was certified as a Dominion land surveyor. He was also a founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada.  Richard Cautley who had emigrated from England and obtained both his provincial and Dominion land surveying licenses represented Alberta. The third member of this tripartite effort was James Wallace, another Irishman immigrant, who secured his Dominion surveying certificate in 1900 and eventually became head of the Topographical Survey of Canada.  All three conducted and oversaw all aspects of this huge task. Jay Sherwood’s important recounting of this historic survey is done in fascinating chapters, chronicling each year (1913-1917).  It is the chapter on 1916 work in the Kananaskis area that I would like to dwell on, specifically the naming of features there.  Richard Cautley was designated the surveyor of passes through the survey years and was working in concert with Wheeler in the Kananaskis, Palliser and White Man passes in 1916. Wheeler did the surveying and mapping (phototopographic) on the tops of the mountains and ridges which was part of delineating the watershed. Since he was always working with high mountain topography, he had the opportunity to name many unnamed features along the Great Divide. In and around the Kananaskis Lakes area, Wheeler chose to acknowledge World War I generals and important commanders from many countries that had distinguished themselves in the Great War. Battles and warships lost were also chosen for commemoration. Wheeler’s work took him immediately west of the Upper Kananaskis Lake onto a mountain he observed and named Mount Layutey after a World War I French Army general and colonial administrator in Morocco.  South of Layutey, the border (Great Divide) swings east, then south again along the Elk Mountains. On this route, he named Mounts Sarrail and Mount Foch, who were also famous French generals in the Great War. Where the border turns south along the Elk range is Mount Tyrwhitt, named after British Rear Admiral Reginald Tyrwhitt. Tyrwhitt was commodore of a massive fleet called the Harwich Force that patrolled the North Sea during the war. Directly south of Layutey  is Mount Marborough, which was the name of a battleship involved in the infamous naval Battle of Jutland in the North Sea in June of 1916. That horrendous clash of no less than 250 titans (British and German cruisers and destroyers) resulted in the loss of 14 ships and over 6,000 men by the British and 11 ships and over 2,500 men by the Germans. According to Ron Kelland, a historical places research officer with Alberta Culture and Tourism and creator of RETROactive, a blog of Alberta Historical Places: “At least 26 mountains bear names commemorating the Battle of Jutland – 16 of them are named for Royal Navy vessels that took part in the battle and 10 are named for the Admirals, ship captains and seamen that lead and fought at Jutland. Additionally, many features associated with the mountains (glaciers, lakes and creeks) have subsequently been given Jutland names.” Kelland brings up the probing question of why Jutland was such a focus of names for ships and commanders in a battle that Canada did not participate in and only lost one man to.  Why indeed! Towering over the north side of Upper Kananaskis Lake is Mount Indefatigable, named after the battlecruiser HMS Indefatigable, sunk at Jutland with a heartbreaking loss of 1,015 men including the only Canadian lost in this sea battle. But it is the naming that happened at the Upper Kananaskis Lakes itself that is a story. In 1914, surveyor A.J. Campbell, Wheeler’s assistant, was doing a preliminary survey (prior to the official survey) in the Kananaskis area. He took a picture of the lake looking north towards what would eventually be named Mount Indefatigable. In this remarkable shot, which is one of 120,000 glass plates generated by the survey, the lake shows five distinct islands. They were named by Wheeler after five British cruisers that were sunk in that terrible war. I say “terrible” because the loss of life was unimaginable. On September 22, 1914 the German submarine SM U-9 intercepted the British cruisers Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue in the North Sea and sank all three in less than an hour. The loss totaled 1,459 men and shocked the British and the world. It was truly the dawn of serious submarine warfare. During that war, Germany fielded 329 submarines and took a horrific toll. U-9 sank 18 vessels in total. Two days prior to this loss, in a harbour in Zanzibar (formerly Tanganyika, now Tanzania), the British cruiser HMS Pegasus was surprised by the German light cruiser SMS Königsberg and sunk with the loss of 38 of its crew of 55.  Three weeks after the triple loss in the North Sea, on October 15, U-9 struck again and yet another cruiser, HMS Hawke, was lost along with 524 men.  What madness this was. So it was that Wheeler felt it appropriate to “commemorate the loss of these five vessels and to honour the sacrifice of the crews that went down with them.” According to Ron Kelland: “In the early 1930s, Calgary Power (now TransAlta Utilities) built a log dam between the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes to raise the level of the upper lake. The size of the dam, and the lake, was increased again in 1942. The construction of these dams raised the surface of the lake enough to completely submerge most of the islands, leave only small remnants of two of them above the surface.” All that remains visible today is Hogue and Hawke Islands and the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names had rescinded the names Aboukir Island, Cressy Island and Pegasus Island.

Aboukir, Cressy, Hawke, Pegasus and Hogue Back in the late 1960s, I worked as a summer student for my father as a survey helper in the strip mines and underground coal mines here in the Pass. Part of his job was maintaining maps for the coal company that required extensive control surveys of their pits. Sometimes these surveys needed to be trigonometrically tied to federally known survey points. I recall that on a sunny August day in 1967, while helping to survey the Tent Mountain strip pits, my father pointed to a spot in Tent Mountain Pass that he wanted a control shot on. It was a boundary monument that defined the Alberta/B.C. boundary at that point and had a known elevation. The boundary marker was way up on a grassy knoll with a spectacular view of Mount Ptolemy to the east. I trekked up to the monument but turned around at the last minute after I had crested the hill it was on and ran back to my father’s tripod which was set up quite some distance away. He was waving frantically as I approached him and hollered this to me when I got close enough: “I didn’t get the shot, you knucklehead.” I replied: “And you are not going to, either, because there was a black bear scratching his rear on the other side of that monument.”

Photos from top: A.J. Campbell 1914 photo of Upper Kananaskis Lake with five islands - Source: Mountain Legacy Project - University of Victoria; A portion of the 1917 Interprovincial Boundary Commission map showing the five islands. Source: Office of the Surveyor General. Sheet No. 9A (Ottawa, Government of Canada); HMS Aboukir, one of three cruisers sunk in the North Sea in Septempber 1914 Source: Wikipedia; 2007 image from same vantage point as 1914 image showing drowned islands - Source: Mountain Legacy Project - University of Victoria.

Author’s Note: A more in-depth accounting can be found at the site Ron Kelland has also done a RETROactive blog on the Battle of Jutland. Both were invaluable in researching this story.

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A food festival is on the menu for Crowsnest Pass AnnA KroupinA Pass Herald Reporter

When it comes to food options in Crowsnest Pass, there’s an assortment of establishments serving up worldwide flavours and styles of food that eating out may require a serious deliberation on where one feels like going. And that’s certainly something to crow over. Hoping to highlight our culinary attributes is the first ever EatCrow Crowsnest Flavour Fest. The idea of bringing a month-long food festival to the Pass has been tossed around for a few of years between this year’s event organizers Dawn Rigby, owner of Country Encounters Accommodation and Sacha Anderson of Community Futures. “Winter is lousy. Go out and excite your taste buds,” says Rigby. “It just gets people out and around to all the restaurants.” Launching with a Taste of the Pass cocktail party on March 15, the festival will run for an entire month with various palatable activities until April 15. The launch party, hosted at the Crowsnest Museum, will be a sort of “nibble-and-mingle” where several restaurants will be contributing special hors d’oeuvres for the night, so guests will have the opportunity to try the creations of several chefs. Tickets are $25. There’s also a special door prize to be won at the launch party – a golden ticket that grants you a pass to each of the hosted events during the festival free of charge. Nearing the end of the festival, there’s An Evening With the Stars gala event that combines food and dance where dancers from Turning Pointe Studio perform during a dinner catered by Country Encounters. “It’s neat because there isn’t really any dinner-theater events in the Pass, so we thought we’d present it this way at the gala. If it goes well, we’ll think about doing it again next year,” says Tracy

Murray, president of the Crowsnest Pass Dance Festival Society. The gala event will take place at the MDM on April 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Copy Magic. All proceeds will be going to the Turning Pointe Dance Studio. A staple event of the EatCrow festival is the progressive dinner, a restaurant-hopping culinary experience to four different establishments, enjoying a course at each one. “There are four different restaurants in each tour, so you’ll have your appetizer at one, your soup in another, then your main course in another and a dessert at the final place,” explains Dawn Rigby. The progressive dinearounds are held on Wednesday nights and cost $40. Transportation is included and will be provided by the municipal RIDE Crowsnest bus. For those looking for something less heavy, there’s a “Sip Around Appy Crawl” on April 3 where, for $35, you hop from pub to restaurant

sampling the variety of appetizers that local establishments have to offer. Throughout the entire month of the festival, participating restaurants will be running a special menu item that when ordered, will give you one entry into a “Dine for a Year” draw for a gift certificate to 12 different restaurants in Crowsnest Pass. There are lunch and dinner menus to choose from. The aptly named “It’s a Wrap” event will wind up the festival with a restaurant potluck brunch from 10:30 to 1 p.m. at the MDM, where for $20, all restaurants involved will be contributing to a buffet-style menu to be enjoyed. All tickets except for those for the dance gala can be purchased at the Community Futures office in Blairmore at 12501 20 Ave. There is plenty more eating to be had – and even cooking to be learned – at other events scheduled at food establishments from one end of the Pass to the other. A complete list of events can

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Alisdair Gibbons, general manager of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project with Riversdale Resources, presented Jon (left) and Sue (centre) Burgman with the proceeds from the annual Australia Day fundraiser that took place on January 27, a total of $28,779, which will go towards the Burgman’s fundraiser to help Sue pursue education in ABM therapy to treat her son Jake, diagnosed with Pelizaeus–Merzbacher disease, and other kids with special needs. photo by Anna Kroupina

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 996, 2018 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Council Chambers PURSUANT to sections 230, 606, and 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26, the Council of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in the Province of Alberta hereby gives notice of its intention to consider proposed Bylaw No. 9963, 2018 being a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 868-2013, being the municipal land use bylaw. The purpose of Bylaw No. 996, 2018, is to: • Re-designate Lots 1 and 2, Block 7, Plan 0613673 (22406 and 22410 – 29 Avenue, Bellevue) containing ±0.14 ha (0.34 acres), from Residential (R-1) to Multi-Residential (R-2A); and • Re-designate Lot 2, Block 6, Plan 0613673 (22408 – 27 Avenue) containing ±0.06 ha (0.14 acres), from Non-Urban area (NUA-1) to Residential (R-1).





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THEREFORE, TAKE NOTICE THAT a public hearing, pursuant to section 692(2) of the Municipal Government Act, to consider the proposed Bylaw No. 996, 2018 will be held in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Council Chambers at 7:00 PM on March 27, 2018. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that anyone wishing to make a presentation regarding the proposed bylaw should contact the Chief Administrative Officer no later than 4:30 pm March 20, 2018. Both written and verbal presentations may be given at the public hearing. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the municipal office during normal business hours. DATED at the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in the Province of Alberta this 22nd of February, 2018. Lisa Kinnear, Development Officer Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Box 600, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta T0K 0E0

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of FIORE BERLIN, who died on Feburary 24, 2018. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by: March 15, 2018. and provide details of your claim. with

Anita Berlin Box 755 Blairmore T0K 0E0

If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

obituary FIORE “Feruccio” BERLIN(gieri)

EmploymEnT oppoRTuniTy We are looking for a Equipment Operator /Truck Driver Class 3 min with Air Brakes. Full time position includes excellent benefit package. Resume closing date is March 23, 2018 Please resend any previous resumes. Please send to: Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Box 668 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 Or fax: 403-628-2258 Or e-mail:

THE CROWSNEST/PINCHER CREEK LANDFILL ASSOCIATION Box 668, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 628-3849 • Fax (403) 628-2258

Thank You

I would like to give an extended thank you to very one who helped me during my accident that occurred on HWY 3 on January 26th. The kind tourists that immediately stopped to help me and called 911. The Pincher Creek paramedics who got me to the Crowsnest Pass Hospital and all the staff there who took good care of me and got me prepared to transport me to Lethbridge, also the E.M.S. that transferred me from one hospital to the other. Everyone was so professional and comforting. The RCMP for their response to the scene and service there after. South Country Towing for taking care of my vehicle and personal belongings so professionally in the greatest respect. I’d like to thank the emergency team and the trauma team upon my arrival to Lethbridge Regional Hospital. A big thank you to all the Doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists and porters for their amazing care during my stay there. Last but not least all of those who sent me best wishes of gifts, flowers, cards and came to visit me. Your support gave me the strength to good patient. I am recovering well, thank you. ~ Truly, G. Galicia Ritrovato

1934-2018 Crowsnest Pass, who left this world peacefully on Feb. 24th, 2018 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre. One of five children, Fiore’s childhood was similar to many immigrant families new to Canada. His dad worked in the local coal mines and managed an apartment building. All five children carried more than their weight in helping at the family farm and with their dad’s apartment building. Fiore’s mother died relatively young, and Adelina, a family friend from Italy, immigrated to Canada to join the family as the children’s stepmother. It was these early experiences where Fiore developed a strong work ethic and a sense of independence. Late in his teens, he became an apprenticed carpenter, under the tutelage of Orazo Celli. Although Fiore never finished high school, he was talented in design and engineering and would eventually do his own architectural and engineering drawings, study technical journals, and was the quintessential “Jack of all Trades”. He built houses for friends, worked closely with other carpenter contractors, and was part of the carpentry crew that built the damn at Hudson Hope. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do or fix, and his friends, family and grandchildren were recipients of his generosity, carpentry and mechanical prowess - with motor bikes, snowmobiles, and go-carts – all that he bought second hand and rebuilt. In 1959, he married Anita VanLeuken from Lethbridge, who he met while she was working as an X-Ray Technician at the Blairmore Hospital. The two would marry and spend the next fifty-eight years raising a family of three children and eight grandchildren. In 1968, Fiore and Anita moved to Edmonton, leaving their close network of friends - a sacrifice they made to be closer to post-secondary institutions for their children. Missing the Crowsnest Pass, in 1975, they purchased eighteen acres on Tecumseh Road, and would spend every summer creating their ‘recreation’ property while their children explored the back country and fell in love with the Crowsnest Pass as they had. Each of their three children graduated from the University of Alberta, realizing their parents’ and grand parents’ commitment to education. During their time in Edmonton, Fiore worked for the School Buildings Branch with the Alberta Government’s Ministry of Education, first as a school-buildings inspector, and then as a manager of the Building Quality Restoration Program. In his spare time, he built his inventory of tools, moonlighted regularly, and loved to find deals at local second-hand stores. In 2002, Fiore and Anita moved back to the Crowsnest Pass, where Fiore would live out his days in a great partnership with Anita, building out their recreation property into their retirement home, with several buildings, all built from scratch by Fiore, with help from his childhood friends, who were now lifelong friends. Fiore was unstoppable – even into his mid 70s – until the fateful day in February 2013 when he started having seizures, a result of a quietly growing brain tumour which initiated his eventual and tremendously sad five-year decline. Fiore was known as an honest straight-shooter who would give his time and advice freely. He was a great storyteller, and his eyes would light up retelling every adventure, as if he was reliving it for the first time. He believed in doing the right thing and doing the right things right. He was not afraid of hard work, and instilled in his children a belief that you can have anything if you’re willing to work hard for it. He and Anita had an outstanding partnership – which played itself out in their vows of ‘in sickness and health’ these past five years. Fiore lived a life of integrity – a path he followed daily. Fiore is predeceased by his parents John and Maria, and step-mother Adelina, his sisters Florence (Tony) DeLauw, and Marie (Vic) Cervo, his brother Louie. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Anita (nee VanLeuken), sons, Darrin (Cathy) and Randall (Carmen), daughter Shelly (Richard), and grandchildren, Nelson (Stephanie), Graham, Myles, Ryan, Matthew, Tommy Berlin and Katie and Tommy Eaton, and his last-surviving sibling, sister Josie Kroeker of Lethbridge. The family would like to thank the many doctors, friends, and caregivers who helped them out especially these past five years, including Dr. John Kelly and his team, Dr Maritz, Crowsnest Pass Home Care unit, Gino and Rose Quarin, Ben Littlewood, and their close network of family friends. A private graveside service will be held in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Brain Cancer Research, 1620 - 29 St. N.W. Suite 300, Calgary AB T2N 4L7, or Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.(403) 562-8555

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Doctors’ input on bussing Dear Editor; We, the doctors and staff of Crowsnest Medical Clinic, would like to express our concern for the recently announced cuts to

Ride Crowsnest Bus service. We have many patients that use this service regularly to get their appointments.

If the bus service was open five days per week for everyone, it would be so much more beneficial for booking appointments and meeting the needs of

our patients. Please reconsider these proposed cuts as this bus service is very instrumental to this community. Crowsnest Medical

pointments as we would be very limited on days and available times. Please consider leaving the bus as is on a five day per week schedule as this will allow all citizens of the Crowsnest Pass to have ac-

cess not only for dental and medical appointments, but for all services that are not available in each location throughout the Pass. Crowsnest Dental Clinic

Dentists’ input on bussing Dear Editor; On behalf of the doctos and hygienists here at Crowsnest Dental located at 2132 129th St. Blairmore, we would like to express to you that we have many patients who attend this office

on a regular basis who use the Ride Crowsnest Bus Service. Without this service, it would make it very difficult not only for the patients to attend the office, but for us to schedule ap-

Optometrists’ input on bussing Dear Editor; On behalf of the Doctors at the Rocky Mountain Optometry in Blairmore, we would like to express

that quite a few of our patients use the Ride Crowsnest Bus service to get to their eye appointments. We all work on dif-

ferent days of the week, so we feel it would be very beneficial to have the bus available five days per week, open to all towns to

meet the every increasing needs of everyone concerned. Rocky Mountain Optometry

Is it time for your mammogram? Screen Test is coming to Crowsnest Pass on April 2 - 10, 2018.

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Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its mobile mammography clinics. Why should I get a screening mammogram? A screening mammogram is a special X-ray of your breast. Once you’re over 50, it is the best way to find breast cancer early. Screening mammograms can help find breast cancer when it is very small, 2-3 years before you or your doctor can feel it. The earlier breast cancer is found the better treatment can be. In fact most women (about 90%) are now surviving breast cancer 5 years after diagnosis. Who should get a screening mammogram? Women 50 and over should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years and may self-refer. Women 40-49 should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their doctor, and require a referral for their first appointment. There is no cost for this service. For more information visit: screentest. Here are some common myths and facts about breast cancer screening: Myth #1: Breast cancer isn’t very common. In fact, 1 in 8 Alberta women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Myth #2: Only women

with a family history of breast cancer will get it. The truth is, 80% of women who develop breast cancer have no family history. So it’s important to understand that you are still at risk for breast cancer even if no one in your family has ever had the disease. Myth #3: Regular mammograms can’t find small tumours any sooner than women could find them themselves. Screening mammograms can find small tumours about 2-3 years before they can be felt. That’s why screening is so important — it can find cancer before it has a chance to become more serious. Myth #4: Having a mammogram can cause breast cancer or can cause an already existing cancer to spread. Mammograms use a very small dose of radiation. Research confirms that the risk of harm from radiation from mammography is very low. The benefits of finding and treating breast cancer early far outweigh the risk of the small dose of radiation. Myth #5: There is nothing a woman can do to lower her risk of developing breast cancer. While it’s true that there are some things you can’t control, there are some things you can do: • Physical Activity – Be physically active throughout your life and exercise every day.

• Weight – Try to reach or stay at a healthy body weight. This becomes even more important after menopause. • Alcohol – Limit the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than one drink per day. • Smoking – Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke. If you’re currently a smoker, talk to your healthcare provider about options for quitting or cutting back. You can also get support at or call 1-866710-QUIT.

• Long-term Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRT) – Limit using the combination of estrogen and progestin menopausal hormone replacement therapy to no more than 5 years; longterm use (beyond 5 years) increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. But within 2 years of stopping, a woman’s risk of breast cancer returns to average. To book an appointment call Screen Test at 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)

ANNOUNCEMENT York Creek Residents’ Association is pleased to announce the granting of CHARITABLE NOT-FORPROFIT STATUS by Alberta Corporate Registries and Canada Revenue Agency. The numerous charitable programs and initiatives we are able to undertake will greatly benefit the York Creek Residents and our entire community of seniors, for now and into the future. The Association is seeking community involvement for the establishment of a Permanent Board of seven (7) Officers and Directors for the term of one (1) year, on a voluntary basis, at the Annual General Meeting, March 29,2018. Interested parties are welcome to contact the York Creek Lodge for the application form at 403 562 2102 ext.6, or at e-mail: -, for submission prior to March 25, 2018. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

PUBLIC NOTICE You are cordially invited to attend the first official York Creek Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Mar 29 at York Creek Lodge at 10 am – 11 am. York Creek Lodge address: 1810-112 st, Blairmore, AB We look forward to seeing you there!

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