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End of an Era for Alberta Stella Arena


Herald Archives photo Anna Kroupina photo

A group of councillors and community minded individuals who salvaged material from the old Blairmore Arena for use in the erection of a brand new (Albert Stella Arena) curling rink and arena that was opened in 1955. Back row, left to right; Guido Martini, John Gibos, ?, William Jallep, Mr. Bannan, Bill Gray, Max Brown and George Brown. Front row, left to right, Joe Gibos, Ken Reese, Mr. McAndrew, ?, ?, Arthur Decoux. See full story on page 2.

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2 – crowSnESt PASS HErALD – Wednesday, January 30, 2019

End of an Era - closure of Albert Stella Memorial Arena Engineering firms concludes structure could face catastrophic failure

DAVID SELLES Pass Herald Reporter

One of the longest lasting rinks in the Crowsnest Pass is officially closed. After a lengthy life as part of the Crowsnest Pass, the doors to Albert Stella Memorial Arena were closed on January 29 due to the arena being deemed unsafe for use. A statement from the municipality says that an engineering consultant found the arena unsafe for use “under wind and snow loads, which could result in catastrophic failure under these conditions.” Albert Stella Memorial Arena was built in 1955 and named after former councillor and profound community member Albert Stella. A long history of the arena includes highlights of hosting the opening ceremonies for the Special Winter Olympics on February 24, 1995 and hosting the figure skating events during the games. Albert Stella Memorial Arena was also used during the Southern Al-

berta Winter Games that were held from March 1-4 of 1984 as a dining and social centre for participants and was the starting point for the march to the bottom of the Pass Powderkeg that ceremonially started the fifth Alberta Winter Games. This arena has been a massive part of the community for many years and has most recently been used for gymnastics, skateboarding, wall climbing, soccer and lacrosse. In 1972, a curling rink was added to the existing structure, with a kitchen upgrade also being added in 1984 and a dressing room added in 1991. The building has been in times of trouble for many years now. This wasn’t the first time talk of closing the arena crept into council chambers. Back in 2011, the municipality commissioned a study on all of the local facilities and at that time the Albert Stella Arena was already labeled as needing significant amounts of work to make it a safe

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building. Mayor Painter says that another discussion was had in 2014 about how to move forward with the building. “Another study was done and that study was saying that it would cost around $5,000,000 in improvements to bring it up to standards.” The building was also temporarily closed in 2014 before being re-opened for use. In 2015, the municipality invested $62,854 into the facility to keep it usable for the next couple of years, but weren’t able to provide the full $4.215 million estimated to fully repair the Albert Stella arena. At that time, council also came to the realization that the lifespan of the building was nearing the end and the mayor says they budgeted $200,000 for removal of the building and that money has been carried over through the budget over the last few years. Council then decided they wanted to do another check in on the arena earlier this month. “We wanted to know where we stood with the building so we hired a structural engineer and the report that came back told us the building is in very bad shape and needed to be closed immediately,” said Mayor Painter. The result of that study forced council to close the arena immediately. Mayor Painter says that council is currently trying to find a place to relocate the groups who still used Albert Stella Arena on a regular basis. “We're in the process of trying to relocate these user groups so they can

Photos courtesy Crowsnest Museum

Top photo: Speaches are made as part of the opening ceremony for the Albert Stella Memorial Arena. Middle photo: A band plays at the official opening of the arena. Bottom photo: Residents take part in the Bunny Bonspiel in the curling section of the Albert Stella Memorial Arena.

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continue their programs and we are waiting for administration to come back with recommendations of what we can do like how many of these groups we can accommodate and if there are groups that we aren't going to be able to accommodate at this time.” Mayor Painter also added how much this building will be missed by

the community and that the decision to close wasn’t easy.” “The decision wasn’t an easy one to make but it was totally in the interest of public safety that we had to close this building. We don’t want anybody getting hurt. It’s been around for 60 plus years. It’s definitely a fixture in our community and a valued asset. It’s going to be

truly missed by our community.” Council is continuing the process of finding places for all the groups and will continue to look at what is next for the community. Any residents who may know the people in the front photo, can you please contact the Pass Herald either by phone or email.

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In the lIne of fIre Between January 31 and February 4, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 45 calls for service including the following reported incidents. Five (5) assaults, one (1) break and enter (residential), one (1) break and enter (other), one (1) fraud/forgery, one (1) threat/harassment, one (1) mischief (vandalism), one (1) theft, two (2) other criminal code, six (6) other provincial statutes, five (5) driving complaints, six (6) motor vehicle collisions, four (4) assistance to general public, two (2) suspicious occurrences, three (3) lost and found, 1 (1) assistance to other agencies, one (1) 911 call (invalid), one (1) false alarm, two (2) animal calls and one (1) municipal bylaw. Theft of package On January 30th 2019, a report of a theft of a package from outside a resident’s home on 17 Avenue in Coleman was received. The theft occurred

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Suspicious phone call On January 30th, 2019, RCMP received a report of a suspicious phone call from a person portraying themselves as a member of Revenue Canada asking the complainant to phone back immediately. They did not respond to the call.

Found IPad On February 1st, 2019, an Ipad was found on the corner of 224 Street and 30 Avenue in Bellevue. Anyone who is missing an Ipad can contact the detachment.

Break and enter On January 30th, 2019, RCMP received a complaint of break and enters including theft from garages over the past couple of weeks. A jacket, backpack, pool cue and a leaf/snow blower were stolen from the area of 224 Street in Bellevue. Suspicious phone call #2 On February 1st, 2019, a person complained of a suspicious phone call from someone portraying himself or herself as a person from Stars Lottery saying the person had won a vehicle but had to pay money for it.

Report of Mischief On February 1st, 2019, there was a report of mischief to garage doors located on 225 Street in Bellevue. Break and enter On February 1st, 2019, there was a complaint of a break and enter into a residence located on Frank Slide Road. Numerous household items were taken. Found property recovered tires , gas cans and bike were located on MacGillvray Flats in early December found iphone/camera in Blairmore found bikes turned into Municipal Bylaw of-

fice Crime mapping Crime mapping is available online to residents who are interested can login online at Municipality of Crowsnest Pass website (RCMP crime map for Crowsnest Pass) . Crime mapping shows property crimes that occurred within the past two weeks in our area. Anyone with information regarding any crime is urged to contact the Crowsnest Pass RCMP Detachment at 403-562-2867, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-422TIPS. Reminder to residents of computer scams, credit cards scams, Grandparent scams, Revenue Canada scams asking for money or cash cards and saying warrants out for arrest, do not give out personal information to persons you don't know. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS if you are suspicious of its origin. do NOT purchase gift cards for payment to Revenue Canada

Doctor recruitment for the Pass DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

Recruiting doctors in the Crowsnest Pass is something the municipality is currently looking to make easier. Getting doctors to come and stay in the Crowsnest Pass hasn’t always been the easiest thing to do. Currently, the Crowsnest Pass has a total of 11 family physicians on staff but Community Medical Director Dr. Kristy Penner says she’s hopeful that number will go up over the next couple years. “We are finding that there are more unattached patients without a family doctor here for the first time in about 10 years. So we are looking at recruiting one to two family doctors long term and also predicting a few potential retirements in the next year or two.” As Community Medical Director, Dr. Penner is in charge of representing to staff and hospital. She is always looking for ways to improve the

hospital. “Between the site manager and myself we are working to look at quality improvement and quality insurance with some of the data from different areas of the hospital and we've got a new quality council team that's going to get together. Currently we are looking to promote and grow our O-R program.” But another part of her role is the recruitment side of things. Dr. Penner says the community benefits from having university students who come to the Crowsnest Pass. “We are incredibly lucky here in the Crowsnest Pass. We're a big teaching centre both for University of Calgary and University of Alberta medical students as well as rural residents from Lethbridge and Medicine Hat that come here.” She added that some of these students are willing to stay in more of a long-term role. “We get a lot of graduates that come some-

times for a few weeks or a few months often in their first year after finishing their family medicine residency. Over the years we've been very successful recruiting doctors to our community full time following short contracts like that.”

ical staff is happy.” Other areas where they are currently looking for recruitment include a second General Practitioner with extra surgical skills; a second GP-anesthetist to support the one they have now and they also hope to have a visit-

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Dr. Penner added that using the pool of students from these areas, they have been able to recruit around seven doctors in the last eight years. Another part of this process is making sure everything continues to run smoothly. “We want to maintain the services at the hospital. That includes making sure that there is an on call physician 365 days a year. It means making sure that the current med-

ing orthopedic surgeon in the next three to six months. There are currently 16 doctors that the hospital employs in some capacity but Dr. Penner hopes that number will rise. In an effort to recruit more doctors, Councilor Sygutek and Dr. Annand from the Crowsnest Pass will be attending an event in Lethbridge on February 13 to pitch the area to young doctors looking to get their start.

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4 – crowsnesT PAss HerALD – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Saturday at the Miner's Club family and friends celebrated the 80th birthday of Jerry Helgason. The event included the cutting of a giant Titleist golf ball cake with the number 80 on it. From left to right are Jackie Gordon, Shane Gordon, Jerry Helgason, Anita Berlin, Jeffery Witty, Jolene Helgason, Janelle Helgason and Jerilyn McGill.

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Crowsnest Pass Atoms attended the Picture Butte tournament on the weekend, with a 4-0 record, bringing home the Gold! Next home game is Feb 9 at noon.

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Cameron School in Coleman receiving new purpose DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

An old school in the Crowsnest Pass is getting a second chance at life. Greg Beuckert is currently working on transforming the old Cameron School in Coleman into a condo building. Beuckert has been doing this kind of work for about 40 years all over Western Canada. His love of older buildings came from where he grew up. “I grew up in a town called Redcliff that had about four brick factories and everything was brick. I've just been in love with brick buildings so anytime I get a chance if I come across one that looks like it can be done then I renovate them.” So far, the building process is still in the earlier stages due to some complications with appraising the land. Beuckert says that he

wasn’t happy with how the process went and that he decided to put the project on the backburner until the spring. “There have been some snags and I'm quite upset about the way this has been presented. I'm quite disappointed that this appraiser doesn't have a clue what's going on in the Crowsnest Pass. This was just so bad that I shut it down over Christmas and decided to get back at it this spring.” Beuckert added that he plans on getting the land re-appraised as well before truly starting back into the project. He says that since the new council group has come along, things have been going very smoothly regarding this particular project. “The new group that we have here is very good to work with. Mel Bohmer and the others have been excellent. We've had nothing but

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The front of the old school Cameron School in Coleman. This structure will become part of a larger condo unit that is scheduled to be completed and ready by the end of this year.

clear sailing. They are going out of their way to make this happen.” Beuckert added that members of council real-

ize the importance of keeping old buildings around. The overall plan for this project is to have two

duplexes and one triplex with garages on the back end for people living in the building. This project is pro-

jected to be finished and have people living in the condos by the end of the year as long as no more problems arise.

6 – crowsnest PAss HerALD – wednesday, February 6, 2019

Editorial and Opinions Look at aLL we LoSt! Between Christmas and our first paper of the new year, I had time to organize my office and part of that is cataloguing old issues of the Pass Herald. I try to have a couple of decades of hardcopy newspapers in the office but the best I could do was 2001 to present. In the course of doing this, I was able to look at 18 years of front pages of the Pass Herald and what was glaringly obvious was all the things we have lost. My paper was full of ads, full of businesses supporting their local newspaper. We had ads from M&M Motors, Future Ford, Westcastle Motors. We had ads from Atlas Lumber, R & R Lumber, Devon Gas Plant, Extra Food, Pass Discount Foods, Pharmasave, Coleman Collieries, Phillips Cable, Artic Spas and the bulk gas station in Frank. It is frightening when you put on paper all the commercial businesses that have either left the Crowsnest Pass or just plain closed their doors. We have to remember that with the loss of these businesses we in turn lose out on the smaller businesses that services them. What we are left with is cottage industries, and small stores and a few larger ones that are trying to stay afloat. These few are left picking up the brunt of the commercial tax base here in the Crowsnest Pass. What became glaringly obvious to me is that the decimation of our commercial businesses happened slowly and mostly in the last 10 years so it doesn’t hit as hard when it’s done over a period of time, its when you see it listed on paper you realize how many we have lost. I have never been scared for the Crowsnest Pass in its bid to be a viable, self-sustaining community but I feel it now. I’m scared for the future if we can’t figure out a way to increase our commercial tax base. Recreation is great, but it doesn’t pay the taxes needed to fund infrastructure upgrades and improvements or just basically run the community with its service needs so that cost falls onto the shoulders of the residential tax payers. Perhaps with the Hwy 3 route finalized the government can free up land it’s held hostage for future commercial development and we can lobby for industry to move here but ultimately we need someone to come in and start an industry. My hope is that once even one starts up perhaps it will open the door for future industry to look at this place as a viable place to open shop. When I look at all we have lost it just enforces my belief that we need Riversdale to get approval for the mine. We were once a viable community 20 years ago and we have slowly and methodically, with each commercial closure, entered into what I believe is crisis mode. It’s not just the mine and the people it will employ and bring into the community, it’s all the secondary industry that comes with it. We will need more doctors, more teachers, more grocery stores more service industry, just more of everything. So in conclusion I don’t want to be ‘Debby Downer’ but take a long hard look at all we have lost and think of how important it is to get major industry into this community. Just my thoughts. LS

The Simple Raven’s Post by Avner Perl

Choose love or greed? I opened my email. It is much faster than how mail used to be during my youth and so easy to open. I no longer use my old trusty letter opener which I had for fifty years. Thank goodness for modern conveniences, but just wait a minute. The first letter was addressed to me but not signed by anyone I know. The unknown person is telling me that he has pictures of me watching porn sites and if I don’t send him 400 BitCoins (whatever they are), he will send all my friends those pictures. I printed and delivered a copy of the letter to the local RCMP, but they can’t do a thing about it. They have lots of those letters. I am glad that I am 100% sure that noone could possibly have the pictures they have mentioned. The phone rang, and I answered. A mature female voice told me that a lawsuit is being filed against me… and I hung up. The variety of threats made over the phone is nothing less than amusing. Sometimes I wonder if we weren’t better of when we had no telephone, received letters in the mail and borrowed books from the library. What we have now is the results of the culmination of policies which we allowed to take place over a long time. It didn’t happen overnight. At one time we lived in communities where we knew the people around us, helped each other and faced problems together. When things went wrong, all of us demanded changes and got them. Now it is a different world. As the years past, we glorified any and all actions that make money and lost any sense of decency. Business became holy and what used to be revered became trivial. Family relationship, faith in God, pride in being honest, honor, personal integrity and many other qualities that we believed in, went out the window. Now people devise ways to hurt each other and extort money, mostly from the poor, and receive accolades. People arrest power by openly lying and use the power to intimidate others, force sexual and other favors out of defenseless individuals, and get away with it. Even wars based on false accusations are fought and only criticized for not profiting the powerful. I remember older people complaining and lamenting about the loss of the good old times, and I don’t want to sound like them. Perhaps I am only another old person who became a chronic complainer, but I don’t think so. I see a noticeable number of people much younger than I being very uncomfortable with the state of society. We used to regulate ourselves by choosing governments that provided needed services and controlled misbehavior. I witnessed the striking down of laws that

were good in favor of giving freedom to businesses claiming that they can regulate themselves and that the “market” will take care of all problems. It didn’t happen. President Reagan stood in front of cheering crowds saying that the government is not solving problems but is the problem and we agreed. Elected officials abandoned any attempts to do their jobs properly and applied themselves to raising funds to market themselves to win elections. The system became broken. We used to have laws forcing the news media to investigate and report all sides of issues. The media was held to account if they knowingly misrepresented facts. I remember the government providing inspections and protecting consumers. Police officers were a part of the community and provided a good example. Now the police organization is under investigation for systemic harassment of some of their own. I am scared of what the future may bring if we don’t take action very soon. The movement of the far right which is demanding less or no government has gone off the rails. We can’t live in a society that is regulated by greed alone, where no-one can be trusted. We can’t have all government services privatized, and there will be no protections for anyone who is not well enough to protect themselves. We used to have governments responsible for public services and accountable to the electorate, but we let them go. Some want the government only to provide an army to defend their property, but I disagree with them full heartedly. I watch movies like Star Wars where the last remnants of decent humans are rebelling against an evil empire, and I think, let us not become such a world. I see political organizations building platforms based on hate for taxes, and I wonder. Are we ready to give up all the good things that made our society what it is? Are we going to trust business to take care of the world and all the people in it just because they are good-natured caring people? I look across our border at one example. We had public healthcare now for close to fifty years, and they didn’t. If a person walks into a health facility in either country, we find the service and care on par. Yet, many millions of their people suffer and die miserable deaths for lack of money for treatment, and high insurance rates, while here they don’t. Very credible institutions examined the costs and found out that the expense per capita for healthcare in Canada is only slightly more than half of what it is over the border. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of having to fight all the time to protect myself from those who take advantage and extort money. I want a good government that will do it and will look for ways to make our society great again. It will not happen by letting foxes guard the hen house. I have my computer, and I write. I have my vote, and I choose to elect people who will govern to protect me and build an economy good for average people, not on unregulated business. Most of my acquaintances who are business people agree. Here is a link to my blog: Feel free to check other articles and comment.

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School board meetings to be recorded on video

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The public will be able later this year to watch Livingstone Range School Board meetings from the comfort of their own homes and offices. Trustees voted to begin a process to have board meetings recorded and made available on the Livingstone Range Web site. “I really like the idea,” trustee Jim Burdett said. “It’s going to put a whole new level of transparency around our decisions. I think it’s going to be good.” Trustees discussed video recording of meetings during a recent meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod. School board chairman Brad Toone agreed with Burdett that recording meetings will be beneficial. “I think this will help with our transparency and allow for more participation by our stakeholders,” Toone said. Superintendent Darryl Seguin presented a plan for recording meetings for consideration by trustees. Seguin told trustees the technology required to record the meetings was put in place the day before the meeting. School division officials considered ways to make the meeting recordings available and decided to archive them on the Livingstone Range Web site. “When you go to an outside source we have less control,” Seguin said. “There are risks.” Each meeting will be recorded and kept on the school division Web site for up to a year. Seguin said the meetings will not be streamed live on the Web site. “That could certainly be revisited down the road,” Seguin said. Trustee Lacey Poytress wondered how quickly the public would have access to each recording. Seguin said the videos will be on the Web site within 24 hours of each meeting. Tests of recording are planned for the school board’s January and February meetings. Meetings from March to June will be recorded to allow the school division’s IT experts to fine-tune the process. The first recorded meeting to be put on the school division’s Web site will be in September.

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coleman Excellent location with a private back yard. This two-bedroom home has two bathrooms, which is unusual for this vintage and size. Solid concrete basement. Newer boiler and hot water tank. Lots of sun and adequate parking. Ideal location for a mountain get-away or a first home. $159,900 CALL JOHN MLS




Private and scenic three acres in the Canadian Rockies of the Crowsnest Pass. This is a developed piece of land with access, electricity and an energized water well. Crowsnest Pass offers a unique opportunity to own mountain property at a great price, as well as, many opportunities for summer or winter activities. Very affordable. $169,000 CALL JOHN

blairmore Spacious family home in central Blairmore location. Close to shopping, medical services, swimming pool. Four bedrooms, large and bright family room. Big Backyard with room for a large garage. Perfect for family to grow and enjoy. $234,000. CALL JOHN MLS

blairmore commercial Well maintained commercial building in one of the best locations in Crowsnest Pass on main street Blairmore. Large 3 bedroom apartment above the commercial floor. Attached garage as well as separate parking area at the back. Great mountain views. Great opportunity for anyone looking for commercial space together with a nice residence. Many updates throughout the building. $349,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Recently upgraded home in a very desirable location on Dairy Road in Bellevue, Crowsnest Pass. Large landscaped and fenced lot. Great sun exposure. Good access to back country trails. Large double car garage and ample parking. $259,900 CALL JOHN MLS


family bungalow Well maintained 3+2 bedroom raised bungalow in Coleman with south facing walkout basement. Recent windows, newer high efficiency furnace, metal roof and nice deck. Main floor laundry with sink. Mature landscaped backyard. Large corner lot with plenty of parking and ample room to build a big garage. $295,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Beautifully proportioned historic home in a nice Coleman, Crowsnest Pass location. Fantastic 100 ft. x 100 ft. mature landscape lot. 16 ft. x 24 ft. attached garage off the back lane. Large deck with beautiful mountain views. As an added benefit, the property features two titles which would enable someone to build a new house in addition to the existing home. $234,000 CALL JOHN MLS

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blairmore Excellent Lot with back lane access and 50' front. This older bungalow is in a good Blairmore location and is a great opportunity for an investment or as a get-away in the Canadian Rockies. Shop and Compare. $75,000 CALL JOHN MLS

horse property Stunning 12.68 acres south from Pincher Creek, on the way to Waterton. Out buildings include a barn and a shop. There are corrals and a dugout. Good pasture and hay. Very good property for horses. Property to be sold “AS IS”. $285,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Beautiful 4 bedroom Linwood home in prime Blairmore location with privacy and fantastic mountain views. Triple car garage. Luxurious living areas and a friendly, open and spacious floor plan. A must see. $579,500 CALL JOHN MLS

3.5 acres highway commercial Highway 3 west-bound. Zoned C-2 - Perfect for gas bar and convenience stop $249,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Vacant properties for all types of deVelopment. residential or commercial. economy or deluxe. contact John for details

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Should You Hire a Wedding Planner? Herald Contributor

As you begin planning your wedding, there can be confusion when it comes to budgeting, ordering specialized services, and choosing your vendors. There are so many variables, options, and price points to choose from, that the planning can quickly become overwhelming. Wedding planning should be fun, and a professional wed-

ding planner’s expertise can really help you make sense of everything. This article will help you answer the question “ Should you hire a wedding planner? ” Do you need a wedding planner? Many people never even consider hiring a wedding planner. You might view this service as a luxury you can’t afford,

or you may simply think you don’t need one. The truth is, a wedding planner can fit into most budgets and will take a lot of stress off of you. Experienced in negotiating contracts with caterers, florists, photographers, and other vendors, a wedding planner will not only save you time, but can also help you save money on your wedding. The wedding planner likely

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has many contacts and knows which vendors provide the best bang for your buck. They can even take advantage of discounts that you might be unaware of, and will ensure that you avoid costly mistakes. The average wedding can take over two hundred hours to plan. With full time jobs, family, friends, and other obligations, many people simply don’t have the time it takes to plan such a massive affair. But what if I want to plan my own wedding? A wedding planner can be as involved as you want them to be. They aren’t there to make all of the decisions for you. Deciding what you want in your wedding is half the fun. Instead the coordinator will guide and assist you in your decisions. They can often make suggestions and ask questions that you might never have thought of.

On Your Your Wedding Day The rehearsal and day of the wedding are when a planner can really be helpful. There is a lot going on all at once, and you want to be in the moment, not worrying about all of the details. It is nice to have someone else who can “run the show” while you focus on enjoying your wedding day. If you decide to hire a wedding planner, it is important that you feel comfortable with the person and that they understand your needs. Be sure to ask how long they have been planning weddings, what training they have, and what professional associations they are members of. Also ask for references and view their portfolio if they have one. How much does a wedding planner cost? Wedding planners may charge by the hour, flat rate, or a percentage of your total wedding

budget. Be sure to ask how you will be charged. I personally recommend asking for a flat rate. That way you know exactly what you’re paying upfront. Many venues will have their own wedding planners, and their fee is included in the cost of renting the venue. This is also a great option because these planners are familiar with the space and the local vendors. Planning a wedding can be a stressful undertaking, but it’s also a lot of fun. Many brides enjoy planning their own wedding. If you’re someone who is organized and likes to plan parties or other events, you probably don’t need to hire a wedding planner. However, if you’re someone who is intimidated by making big decisions and dealing with lots of different people, hiring a wedding planner may be the best decision you make.

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Passtrak’s Dino meet results RITCH BRAUN

Bellevue Legion Donates Comrade Cody Spencer (right) of the Bellevue Legion presents a donation of $1700 to Warrant Officer 2nd-Class Braden Mitchell (center) for the 859 Crowsnest Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets, joined by Squadron Sponsor Committee representative Karen Poloni (left). Herald Contributor photo

tres in 51.82 seconds. He then produced a 12.03 second time in the 60 metre hurdles which was a personal best for 3rd place. Ryan Peebles placed 4th in the Masters Men’s, (35 - 39), 60 metres in 8.54 seconds. He also took 3rd place in the 300 metres in a new Passtrak record time and life time best of 46.48 seconds. Clara, Eve, Holly and Summer then teamed up and placed 3rd in the 13 year-old girls 4 x 200 metre relay. They broke the Passtrak club record for the second time this season by clocking 2:19.72.

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Fire & Rescue, Community Peace Officer Program and Agriculture/Field Services Conducting emergency operations in winter is challenging for our department and risk is significantly increased. Hoisting ladders, flowing water and back-country rescues are all examples of operations we need to rethink once the temperature drops and the ground ices up. January gave us plenty of opportunities to get outside and hone our skills in the ice and snow. We practiced raising ladders and roof operations at our training house in Blairmore. We also had a great night of training with our counterparts at the Pass PowderKeg Ski Hill, who hosted us for a night of orientation and simulated rescues. The new year also marked the beginning of a journey for nine of our recruits. Over the next year, these dedicated recruits will be attending classes every month to achieve their NFPA 1001 Level 1 accreditation. This involves a great deal of their time, but they happily do it to serve their community. Looking forward to February, we will be switching gears slightly as we focus on hazardous materials, air management and self-contained breathing apparatus. We will also be taking a tour of the Crowsnest Pass Consolidated High School to become more familiar should an emergency occur. We routinely conduct building tours to get to know our service area better and if you would like us to tour your commercial building, please reach out to us. As the ground thaws, we will be turning our attention to wildfire and how best to protect our community should we face that threat. This will include hosting theory and practical courses and ensuring our wildfire trailer is stocked and ready. Did you know Crowsnest Pass Fire Rescue services, recharges and sells fire extinguishers? Stop by Station 24 in Blairmore to see what we have to offer. As a final safety note for February, make sure the vents around your house are clear of any snow buildup. There may not be a lot of snow on the ground, but even wind-deposited snow can block exhaust vents and contribute to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide in your home.



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AWNA CLASSIFIEDS Auctions 2 DML INDUSTRIAL CAMPSITE AND STORAGE LEASE LAND IMPROVEMENTS - Seal Lake, AB & Utikuma, AB. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, February 27 in Edmonton. Seal Lake - 13.99+/- title acres, 5500 +/- sq ft shop. Utikuma - 7.64 +/title acres, 1368 +/- sq ft shop & GIC 18-man camp. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: Ritchie Bros. Real Estate Services Ltd.;

24-48 hour Express Service available at supporting Distributors. Call 1-888-263-8254.

$12,464. One End Wall Included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-2127036.

STEEL BUILDING SALE..."Really Big Sale is Back - Extra Winter Discount on Now!" 20X21 $5,726. 25X25 $6,370. 30X31 $8,818. 32X33 $8,995. 35X35

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AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING in Kitscoty, AB is looking for a Spray Foam Insulator/Painter and Welders. Please send your resume to: or fax to: 780-846-2241.

Feed and Seed HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. "On Farm Pickup" Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-2505252.

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QUaLIFICaTIoNs: • Level 1 or 2 insurance license and experience working in the insurance industry preferred. Maurizia Hinse • License & Registry experience or Alberta Registry 780-434-8746 ext. 200 certification an asset, or willing to obtain necessary certifications in a timely manner. • Good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and MS Word. Willing to learn multiple insurance and registry portals and programs. • Good customer relation, telephone and email skills, to provide client service in a professional manner. • Able to work under pressure, and to work in a close team environment • Criminal record check will be required. Please email resume to hand deliver or mail to Box 88, Blairmore, aB T0K 0e0

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BLANKET THE PROVINCE with a classified ad. Only $269 (based on 25 words or less). Reach over 100 weekly newspapers. Call NOW for details 1-800282-6903 ext 200;

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FOR LEASE: Golf Course Restaurant available for lease great opportunity at Pincher Creek Golf Club! Resume required. Call Tom for details 403432-2083.

ROADEX SERVICES requires 1 ton O/O's to haul RV's throughout N. America (pay up to $1.94/loaded mile). We also require company drivers for our 3 ton/semi divisions. We offer discounted fuel, low deductibles and health benefits. Must have passport and clean criminal record. RoadexServices.COM to apply online or call 1-800-8676233 xtn 475.

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The Pass Community Pool requires the following staff for the 2019 Season Pool Manager: • 18 Years of age • Awards in NLS, LSI, WSI, CPR

Troy Thomas maTThews September 18, 1965 - January 30th, 2009

~ Today ~ We still miss you You’ll never know how much Your beautiful smiling face Your warm and gentle touch ~ Tomorrow ~ Will be no different But we’ll do the best we can Through tears and laughter we reminisce the joy that you brought us You were such a kind loving man ~ Forever ~ We will hold you close and dear There’s no doubt about that January 30th marking the 10th year That God needed you more than us Words cannot express the emptiness we feel since you’ve been gone. ~ Love Mom, Shayne, Nadawn, Randy, Aden-Lee, Matty, Shalayne & Landon Cousin Herald

Basic Rescuer Level B, Standard First Aid and PooL oPeRAtoR course. Managerial skills, general knowledge of facility maintenance, pool operations and aquatic programming are a definite asset.

Asst. Manager: • 18 years of age • Awards in NLS, LSI, WSI, CPR Basic Rescuer Level B, Standard First Aid.

Senior Guards: • 18 years of age • Awards in NLS, WSI, CPR Basic Rescuer Level B, Standard First Aid.

Junior Guards: • 16 Years of age • Awards in NLS, WSI, CPR Basic Rescuer Level B, Standard First Aid.

Casual Guards: • 16 Years of age • Awards in NLS, CPR Basic Rescuer Level B, Standard First Aid.

Head Cashier and Cashiers: • 16 Years or older, previous cash register experience • Standard First Aid and CPR and aquatic skills are a definite asset. PLeASe Note: CoPieS of All AwArdS MUST be enclosed with application and valid until september 1, 2019 a cover letter must be enclosed specifying desired position!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 15, 2019 (Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted) Please submit applications to: Leone Stacheruk (Chairman), Box 868, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0 or

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LORRAINE BETH TYSON (Née: Todd) November 18, 1939 – January 31, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorraine Tyson on January 31, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was 79 years of age. Lorraine, husband Stephen & children Carol & Murray moved to the Crowsnest Pass in 1967 and left the area in 1971. Lorraine and Stephen returned to the Pass in 1995. Lorraine remained in the area for several years after her husband’s death in 1999; she then relocated to B.C in 2003. She returned to the Crowsnest Pass in 2009 to be closer to her long time friends and her son Murray. Lorraine resided at York Creek Lodge (YCL) and always spoke fondly of the staff. Lorraine enjoyed participating in the daily Lodge activities, especially playing bingo, going on an outing, or simply visiting with friends, Lorraine treasured and appreciated every moment. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Carman, YCL Recreation Director, for her kindness to our mother. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are, sister Karen, son, Murray Tyson of Coleman, daughter, Carol (Dave Clare) Tyson of Comox, BC, grandson Tevis Tovo of Vancouver, BC, cherished friend Beryl Or, as well as her extended family and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen brother, Jackie and sister, Kathy. With respect for Lorraine’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the York Creek Lodge Residents’ Association (PO Box 1050, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403)-562-8555



It’s our deepest sadness to announce the peaceful passing of Sheena Debra (Farn) Allen at the age of 72 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 20, 2019. Sheena was born February 21, 1946 in Dundee Scotland to the proudest parents, Harry and Jean(Smith)Farn. Shortly there after Sheena and Jean travelled the Queen Mary from Scotland to Canada where they reunited with Harry. As a family, they established their roots on the family farm near Wynyard. Sheena was welcomed years later with her only sibling, her sister Diane(Farn)Robutka. There was always something to do to keep busy while growing up on the farm and that’s definitely where Sheena gained her strong work ethic. She learned alongside her Dad how to fix tractors and other machinery. All the do’s and don’ts of farming, and prevalently the love of the land they farmed all from a very young age. Sheena’s determination, creativity, love and strength meant she could and would be able to do any kind of work during her lifetime. Sheena’s “best thing that ever happened to me” were her children Jameson, Mark and Debra. If her children weren’t enjoyable enough, along came her precious Grandbabies. Samantha (Mark), Sarah, Kendra and Amber (Debra). The excitement ‘Baba’ would have for the girls visit was contagious and over the top. She would often make posters to boast her joy so the community would know her grandbabies were coming home. Sheena’s love for the farm, lake and her family were as admirable as she was. That love was so intense, there would be no time for bad days. The farm became her haven for the girls to enjoy on every visit. There were always wiener roasts, driving lessons and a plethora of fun times and laughter. Sheena always enjoyed the company of other while she was creatively baking, cooking or simply cutting hair for those who appreciated and admired her. Sheena was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Jean Farn; her husband Kenneth Allen; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Sheena leaves to mourn her children; Jameson (Alessio); Mark (Winona); Debra (Alex). Her Grandbabies; Samantha, Devin, Sarah (Chris), Kendra (Andy) Great Grandbaby Michele, Carmen, Amber (Sean), Robin. Her sister; Diane (Lorne) Robutka. Nephews; Sean Robutka, Scott (Jasmyne) Great nephew Aaron Robutka. As well as many treasured family members and cherished friends. “When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them but to live without the love they left behind” SA Memorial services will be held in the Crowsnest Pass on Saturday March 2, 2019 @ 11:00am at Bellevue Legion as well as in Wynyard Saskatchewan in the Spring.


EILEEN JEAN GETTMAN (Née: Cuddy) November 8, 1963 – February 3, 2019

It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of Eileen “Pudds” Gettman on February 3, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was taken from us too soon at the age of 55 years. Eileen was born in Ontario, but moved to the Crowsnest Pass when she was two years old. On February 11, 2002, she met the man who was her soul mate, Dean Bennett. The happy couple went on to be blessed with seventeen wonderful years together. Eileen was a very active person. Whether working, riding her horses, playing softball, or skiing, she rarely sat still for long. She also had a passion for rodeo and contributing to her community, which was showcased in her long-time membership and avid involvement with the Kananaskis Rodeo Association. She was also a lifelong member of the Quarter Horse Association. Eileen also had a huge heart – especially when it came to animals. She loved her dogs, horses and miniature donkeys, and always found room for a stray in need of rescue. In addition to her kindness and compassion, Eileen had an amazing work ethic. From hairstylist, to haul-truck driver, to training coordinator, she put her all into any job she did. No one was more determined and courageous than Eileen. She was not afraid to fight for what she believed in and she never gave up. Not even stage four cancer could slow her down – she ignored the pain and accomplished everything she set her mind to. Eileen would want us all to remember that “you never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul”, so to live every day to it’s fullest. She would also remind us that family is the most important blessing of all, and tell us to mend fences and love each other unconditionally. Eileen’s extraordinary capacity to love and her tenacious spirit will be deeply missed and forever remembered by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known her. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is her husband, Dean Bennett of Bellevue, AB; her parents, Joan and Ray Banga of Lundbreck, AB; her children, Brad (Lacy) Burton, AmyLynn Gettman, Trent (Cara) Bennett and Cole Bennett; her grandchildren, Jayla Lynn Burton and Rylee Stedman; her siblings, Ray (Laurie) Banga Jr., Elaine (Denis) Beaudoin and Chad Banga; as well as her extended family and countless dear friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Yvonne Cuddy. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bellevue Legion (2401, 213 St., Bellevue, AB) on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Renso Castellarin officiating. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Cancer Society (, or #200 – 325 Manning Rd. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5). Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403)-562-8555

16 – Crowsnest PAss HerALD – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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