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Teaching the young to vote
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CCHS student Paytan McAuley takes part in the school’s student election taking place on Tuesday, April 16th. The student election gave the students an opportunity to experience the election process and how voting works.
soap box page 4
bunny bonspeil pages 8 & 9
looking back page 16
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Access road to golf course update New course to open the July long weekend with new club house to be operational in 2020
DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
The final step of the new golf course is beginning. The new golf course road construction began last week with tree clearing. Once the tree clearing process is completed, the next step will be to grade the cleared area in preparation to continue building the road. The plan is to grade all the way down to the highway where there will be a new set of lights at the intersection of 129th street in Blairmore and the Highway.
The road currently being built will connect to Grassy Mountain road and continue up to the new clubhouse that will open in 2020. Jason Roth, Head Professional, Crowsnest Pass Golf Club, says Grassy Mountain road isn’t able to be the main access from the highway due to safety reasons. “The road is what we're waiting on to get into the clubhouse because we can't use Grassy Mountain Road because it's too dangerous. There needs to be an intersection because a lot of people will be using the road.
It has to be safe.” The Crowsnest Pass Golf and Country Club will continue to operate out of the old clubhouse for the 2019 season before their move to the new facility in 2020. As for golfers, they will be able to play the old course for the first part of the golf season before the new course opens on the July long weekend. Once the new course opens, visitors will still be able to park at the old clubhouse location and can ride up to the new course. After completion of the road, hopefully in late
November, operations will move entirely to the new clubhouse where golfers will be able to make a shorter cart ride to the new course for the 2020 golf season. Roth says he’s excited this process has begun. “It's exciting to start the road because that's the last step. Once we get that road in and the clubhouse done we'll be ready to rock.” Having the new access road will make it much easier for visitors of all ages to enjoy the new world-class golf course and clubhouse.
Alberta Youth entraprenuership Building the Future with Rotary and Youth Entrepreneurship
Crowsnest Community Choir is presenting their
spring concert but with something very special!
this year it is called Mountain Voices: 3 choirs 1 Voice isabelle Sellon School at 2 p.m. on Saturday, april 27. We will have two other choirs from Fernie and Cranbrook joining us and will do reciprocal presentations on April 27 at 7 p.m. at Fernie Knox United Church and April 28 at Cranbrook Dwelling Place Church @ 2:00 p.m. It is exciting as we hope to have a combined sound of over 100 voices! We HOPe YOU WIll jOIn Us FOR THIs enTeRTAInIng AnD MUsICAl evenT. tickets are $10 each from Servus in coleman.
SincereSt thankS The family of Rick Michalsky would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for all the love and support we have received since Rick’s passing. Thank you to our dear family, friends and neighbours for your visits, phone calls, beautiful cards and flowers and condolences sent through Mcinnis and Holloway and Remembering.ca. Thank you for all the donations sent to charities in Rick’s memory. A special thank you to my sister Kelly and brother-in-law Don and family who have been on this journey with Rick and I and our family the past three years. They have gone above and beyond to help us through this stressful time during Rick’s illness and continue helping our family through this time of loss and grieving. Thank you to our wonderful moms and families who have given their support and help when we needed them. Rick was truly blessed to have had so many family and dear friends who cared so deeply for him. Our deepest gratitude to Rick’s health care team. Thank you so much to Dr. Tracy Burton for your care in Pincher Creek and thank you to the tremendous Oncology team in Calgary that fought so hard to help Rick with his battle against cancer. We will be eternally grateful to all of you. And lastly, we were so fortunate to have had Rick stay at the beautiful Foothills Country Hospice. Your loving care for Rick which extended to his family was exceptional and so appreciated by all of us. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for all of you who touched Rick’s life in the short time he was there. Our sincerest thanks, Fayra, Trevor, Travis and Alyssa Michalsky and families.
2019 marks the 23rd consecutive year of the Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (AYEC) offered by local Community Futures offices. In 2018 we formally partnered with Rotary District 5360. Now known as the Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp, this summer camp is a natural bridge to other youth programs in Rotary and we look forward to offering further leadership opportunities to youth in our community. Applications are now being accepted for the
2019 RAYEC and if you are a youth aged 13-15 and have an interest in business then this is the perfect camp for you! Youth will compete by answering essay questions on the online application, which will allow them to attend the camp for FREE, thanks to the generous support of community sponsors, Community Futures offices and Rotary District 5360. Sixty youth from South and Central Alberta will attend the camp running August 11th to the 17th, held at Eagles Nest Ranch in Cypress Hills, Alberta. This one-week entre-
preneurial-based camp combines the education of business training with a summer camp atmosphere. Campers hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops to learn the components of a business plan such as marketing, advertising, cash flow and record keeping. Youth are put into business teams where they come up with a business idea, meet with suppliers and banker and build a product or a service. On the final day of camp these youthful ventures are open for business. Campers pay back their business loans and
split their profits amongst their business team. What other camp PAYS the campers!? It’s not only about numbers and business plans, though. The youth get to participate in a variety of summer camp experiences and recreational activities as well. Youth that are interested in more information or applying to the camp can visit www.rotaryayec.ca. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-562-8858 Application Deadline is May 31st, 2019
Celebrating Earth Day in the Pass Building the Future with Rotary and Youth Entrepreneurship
“In nature, nothing exists alone.” - Rachel Carson, 1962 Earth Day was founded in the United States in 1970 with the goal of creating awareness that a healthy environment is vital to the well-being of our lives. Celebrated every year on April 22nd, it has become the largest environmental event in the world
through the organization of events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day Canada was founded in 1990 to encourage people across the country to recognize the day through participation in local projects. One of their main areas of focus is on programs and resources to encourage outdoor play and environmental education for children.
“Protect Our Species” is the theme of Earth Day 2019 so we are holding a cleanup event to remove harmful waste from our community. On Tuesday, April 23rd, come to the Sinister Sports office in Bellevue, Riversdale Resources office in Blairmore or Country Encounters in Coleman any time between 11:00 and 1:00 to enjoy some refreshments before heading out to col-
lect a few bags of trash. Bags and gloves will be provided. Bring your kids, your family members or your friends to help celebrate Earth Day 2019 in Crowsnest Pass! Thank you to Riversdale Resources, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, Crowsnest Conservation Society, Country Encounters and Sinister Sports for supporting our Community Waste Cleanup event.
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In the lIne of fIre Between April 8 and April 15, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 35 calls for service including the following reported incidents. One (1) fraud/forgery, three (3) threats/harassments, three (3) mischief/vandalism, two (2) theft, one (1) impaired driving, one (1) disturbing the peace, two (2) other criminal code, three (3) other provincial statutes, three (3) driving complaints, three (3) motor vehicle collisions, five (5) assistance to general public, one (1) suspicious occurrence, three (3) assistance to other agencies, one 911 call (invalid), one (1) false alarm and two (2) animal calls. Mischief Complaint On April 10th, 2019, there was a complaint of mischief to a political sign. A young male was seen re-
moving a political sign from 85th Street in Coleman. Patrol was made but was unable to locate the suspect. Youth Complaint On April 11th, 2019, RCMP received a complaint of youths running around an abandoned house on 17th Avenue in Blairmore. The youths left the area. The complainant is concerned for safety of the youths, as the house has broken windows. Dirt Bike Theft On April 11th, 2019, there was a complaint of a theft of a 100 cc dirt bike from 17th Avenue in Coleman. Traffic Stop On April 14th, 2019, A vehicle was stopped for a traffic stop. The 32-yearold female driver was given 72 hours drivers license suspension and had her vehicle seized for 72
The Simple Raven’s Post by Avner Perl
Culture, body types and personal identity I was watching news from Sudan. A very slim, small pretty young woman was being interviewed explaining the reasons for the massive uprising and demonstrations which are taking place right now. She could have been a very big woman from a different Sudanese tribe and probably would have not received as much attention here in the west, even if both spoke about the same topic. A few years ago we didn’t see women from that part of the world making political comments at all. Thank God for small victories. Most of us never take time to think about physical appearances as a determining factor affecting our opinions and dismiss cultural differences or gender issues as unimportant. We pride ourselves on being impartial, especially in Canada. The world uses us as an example of where multiculturalism works, but the world is wrong. We have a great divide which we simply refuse to admit. I remember school days when I was a little kid. I was very tall and skinny. Teachers at the beginning of the year used to send me to sit in the back of the class for that reason. I was not allowed to play physical games since I had health issues requiring surgeries and my mom believed that I would die if I chased a ball or did any strenuous physical activity. Teenage came and the lack of physical activity and muscles became a critical issue. Unknown to me, life was setting me up for the mating period of my life. Physical appearance also was an important aspect of how life would be, what kind of jobs I would be able to do and more. The way I talked and dressed unjustly classified me as a candidate for future success or failure. Now I am considered old and I look back at what happened. One blessing I thank the Lord for is my somewhat unusual ability to remember things that happened at a very early age. I am surprised to learn that I was building myself up every step of the way. I remember choosing to arch my back and slouch since the teacher placed me at the back of the class. I remember considering how I should walk and an adult telling me not to “eyeball him”. For the rest of my life, I have been avoiding staring into someone's eyes which in our culture is considered avoiding eye contact. So much of who we are is based on the way we accumulate information and assimilate it into who we are. Being born human determines our overall shape and characteristics. Our race gives us other major features and
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hours. Traffic Stop On April 14th, 2019, there was a second vehicle stopped for a traffic stop in Blairmore. The licence plate did not match the vehicle. A 22-year-old male driver did not have valid insurance. The vehicle was towed and the driver was charged for no insurance. Found Property Recovered tires, gas cans and bike were located on McGillivray Flats in early December Lost camera at Lundbreck Falls in February Found bikes turned into Municipal Bylaw Anyone with information regarding any crime is urged to contact the Crowsnest Pass RCMP Detachment at 403-5622867, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous at 1800-422-TIPS. 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. Do not send monies to person claiming you have won a prize and need to send money for delivery. 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.
genetics do more refinement. However, a very strong force is exerted by the environment. Evolution is at work to make us adapt to factors like the weather, working conditions, available food supply, or even likes and dislikes and what we may consider attractive. It all leaves a mark on us. Our overall economic situation determines our reaction time, feelings about what is just or unjust, the strength of family commitment and a lot of aspects which may be interpreted as racial or cultural characteristics. A human being accumulates information from the moment of birth till the last moment of life. The information is translated into both physical appearance and mental capacity. You may say, who would want to be deformed in some way or possibly suffer a mental disorder, but we some times do. You figure out what you think people want from you and do it. Rare are the conditions that happen without your choice. I like to say that God is always watching and listening, more than we think. Some people call it the subconscious brain. Some of us have or had jobs where we had to go into meeting rooms, often to talk to a crowd of people. If you are like me you will remember stopping just before the door and deciding who you will be today. We do it since we are aware that we project an image which will have consequences on getting what we want. Just observe the behavior of teens meeting other teens they are attracted to and take notes. When we reach the age of about six or seven, most of our life long decisions are made and the basic person that we will project to the world is formed. By the time I went to school the major decisions had been made and later I was reacting and making adjustments. My basic form and most of my ideas were modeled on my parents and a few other influential people in my life. I often think, who am I? It's not easy but I dismiss the notion that I am the form I see in the mirror. It is a construct which was formed by nature and shaped by what I collected and assimilated. Did you ever notice that many big families have an individual who is less strong and everyone takes care of him/her? Remember Tim in the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens? Slowly but surely humankind is beginning to change from jungle animals to something else. Body types and racial features matter less and even gender is less of an issue. Physical strength is diminishing in importance and the species is transforming to a higher state. We see it when a Sudanese little woman is on the news commenting about politics. I once watched a movie that was a true piece of art. The story was about a young man who struggled to discover who he was and express it in a poem. In the end, he manages to come up with one true sentence. “We are the stories we tell ourselves.” Here is a link to my blog: https://thesimpleravenspost.blogspot.ca/ Feel free to check other articles and comment.
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Soapbox Derby taking shape at ISS DAviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
Grade 6 students at Isabelle Sellon School showed off their soapbox car designs to different businesses around the community. Grade 6 teacher Ian Crawford and his class will be building soapbox cars to race during Bellecrest Days in June. The open house held at the school on Tuesday April 9th, gave the students the opportunity to show prospective sponsors what their vehicle would look like. “The goal is to convince some of the prospective sponsors to sponsor the design that the kids have created for them. The ultimate goal is that the soapbox derby racers that we create become a community resource. The cars will be owned by the sponsor and not by any specific organization or the school. At any time if some group wants to have a soapbox race in the Crowsnest Pass, they can just gather them all up and have a race,” said Crawford. The class approached 19 different businesses but Crawford is unsure of the exact amount that will end up being built. “I've had commitment of approximately half the businesses up to this date. I think we will probably get into a range of 13-14 that will be built for this year.” Crawford came up with the idea while on a trip last year. “I was travelling
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Miles Atkinson (Left) and Shae Snow (Right) show off their proposed soapbox model at the Open House on Tuesday April 9th. Grade 6 students have created plans to build soapbox cars for a derby during Bellcrest Days.The students chose 19 different buisinesses to approach about sponsoring a soapbox. The building process for these cars will begin after the Easter break. through New Denver on the May long weekend. They had just coincidentally closed the main street down and they were having a soapbox derby race. The whole community was involved. They had about 8 carts and it was just a continuous all day event where kids just took turns going down. They would race against their parents or siblings. I thought what a great idea, we can do that here.” The students will build the soapbox cars with help from the high school and older students. Crawford says many
different people were willing to help with the building process. “We've had committed help from the construction teacher at the high school and he also suggested a few past students of mine who would be very keen to help. There’s also lots of parents who have already committed to helping as well.” The building will begin following Easter break on Friday afternoons before the inaugural race on June 21st. Crawford says that after the first race, it’s up to the community to de-
cide when another would be held. “I would like to emphasize that they're a community resource. They're not Bellecrests and they're not the schools. Each of the ones that we build and potentially build in the future are for everyone. It's a community thing. So anybody who finds inspiration from this could set up their own event and everything would be made available.” The students are excited to begin the building process and the race in June.
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~ Council Briefs ~ DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
Delegation – Community and Regional Economic Support Program During the Tuesday, April 9th council meeting, Council was presented ways to increase economic development. Members of Community Futures and INNOVISIONS showed council
different opportunities in front of them and how they can move forward in economic development. Some of what was presented is that INNOVISIONS will be engaging with different community members through café roundtables and one-on-one discussions. These discussions will occur
Property Tax bylaw DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
Council discussed the new Property Tax Rates Bylaw during their April 9th council meeting. Administration presented Council with information from the recent assessment done by the province along with the municipal assessor and passed first reading of the proposed bylaw. This bylaw allows the municipality to set the
property tax rate based on the budget that was set for the year back in December. Ola Oladele, Director of Finance for the Municipality, says the rates are based on a couple of different factors. “The Municipal Government Act says a municipality can’t have a deficit with the budget, so essentially the way it works is we look at all the revenues that we expect
over the next several months. During the presentation, Natalie Gibson, owner of INNOVISIONS, says the group is excited for this project because of everything the Crowsnest Pass provides. Many members of council showed eager anticipation of the projects completion. Council will be given monthly updates on the progression of this project.
Complex Ice Upgrade After looking at eight different proposals for the Ice Plant Upgrade, the proposal selected was Startec Refrigeration’s option. Their option gives the municipality the most economical operating and lifecycle costs. It also improves the safety for the operators and reduces the environmental impacts and improves energy efficiency. Council made a
motion awarding Startec Refrigeration the Ice Plant replacement contract. The motion was carried. Stars Thanks Council received a letter of thanks regarding their support of STARS. The organization was very pleased to have the support of Crowsnest Pass and was extremely grateful for the donation they received.
Municipality As Intervenor Riversdale Resources Application Council made a motion to investigate council's intervenor status and whether or not they are able to have their say as council. The motion also called for administration to find out dates and times of these hearings in front of the panel to ensure they are ready to speak if allowed.
from all our expenses and whatever’s outstanding, that’s the amount we need for property taxes from municipal properties.” In order to come up with that amount, the municipality needs to look at the assessments that get done by our contracted assessor. The municipality has two different things they look at when considering the assessment. The first is inflation or market growth. What this does is give the municipality an idea
of whether or not there has been an increase or decrease in the value of a property. “There could be conditions that could tell us if the property value has gone up or down,” said Oladele. The second thing that the municipality will look at is if there has been any real growth, which comes from anything new. “Whether it’s new construction like new apartments or something like that, any new construction or upgrades to buildings, those are con-
sidered new growth,” said Oladele. Those types of upgrades and new projects are the ones that have new taxes. According to Oladele, those types of things come into play when a municipality’s market depreciation is higher than its new growth. “If that’s the case, then you’re already behind the eight ball. It essentially means you’ve lost more than you’ve gained.” If that happens, the municipality will need to
balance the property tax to previous years before it can consider new increases. All of this was discussed and made known to council. After hearing everything from administration, council passed first reading on the bylaw. Currently, second and third reading are scheduled for Thursday, April 25. Council hopes to make more clarification on this bylaw during second reading.
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Editorial and Opinions HUMANITY AND ELECTIONS When you open up the paper today, the Alberta 2019 election will be over. I’m going out on a limb and saying that the United Conservative Party (UCP) is going to be the new governing body in Alberta. If they aren’t... stop reading now! What did I learn from this election? Well surprisingly a lot. I learned how nasty people could be when it comes to elections. I’ve never seen anything like this in a provincial election. I’ve never seen the utter loss of humanity that’s taken place over the last month. I’m a UCP supporter, that shouldn’t surprise anyone, I’ve always believed in a fiscal conservative plan. I worry for the future of my children. I don’t finance my life on credit and debt so I don’t want my province to either. What I saw during this election was the utter decimation of people through social media. It’s so profound and blurred that I can’t honestly tell if someone is a bigot, homophobic, a liar, a cheat or actually decent. It’s bombarding on all sides and you have no clue what to believe. I saw election signs vandalized and when I commented on a friend’s Facebook page how I was a proud UCP supporter but this was unacceptable to do to an NDP sign, my friend responded and I quote, “Lisa, if you vote for Jason Kenney you are a homophobic bigot who is stupid”. This comment was from someone I considered a friend. I read another post from a NDP supporter who said that she heard her candidate called a traitor for making the move to run for the party. My comment to that is no one is ever a coward for running in politics. It’s hard to put you out there, trust me, I’ve lived it. Win or lose every candidate that ran should be commended and thanked. They have put countless hours into their campaign, time that is spent away from their work and their family. No matter who the winner is today, we need to figure out how to unite as a province. The polarization is incredible and to succeed we need to ultimately come together. I’m not going into why I voted UCP, but I will tell you a secret my mom told me a long time ago, she told me to vote for the man and not necessarily the party. Well I can tell you I voted for Roger Reid. I met him about a year ago, we sit on a board with John Barlow and I liked him immediately. He is fair, he is smart and he is kind. I had the pleasure of helping his campaign in this area and from that I learned how hard he works for our community. He’s been in the Crowsnest Pass already more times then I’ve seen our last MLA in two terms. I knew from the start Roger would be our voice in Edmonton, a voice I know we have not had in a long, long time. So today I’m either at home sad that my party lost, or happy that we were victorious, but worried that we can’t ultimately find a way to all play nice in the sandbox. Can’t we just be kind, decent human beings - the people we were before the election was called.
~ Community Update ~ Common signs of stress AHS
In tough times we can be more vulnerable to stress, worry, anxiety and depression. It’s important to take care of ourselves. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. At some point in our lives we all face tough times and we can be impacted directly or indirectly by such things as financial pressures or unexpected problems like what many Alberta farmers are facing with crop or livestock issues. Remember, it’s normal to feel stress from time to time in everyday life. Everyone who goes through stressful events
can be affected in some way. Sometimes these stress reactions may not appear for weeks or months following an event. It is important to watch for warning signs. The warning signs of stress can be physical or emotional. Some people call this "storing" stress in the body (physical) or in the mind (emotional). Common physical symptoms of stress include: • Rapid heartbeat. • Headache. • Stiff neck and/or tight shoulders. • Backache. • Rapid breathing. • Sweating and
sweaty palms. • Upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea. You also may notice signs of stress in your thinking, behaviour, or mood. You may: • Become irritable and intolerant of even minor disturbances. • Feel irritated or frustrated, lose your temper more often, and yell at others for no reason. • Feel jumpy or exhausted all the time. • Find it hard to concentrate or focus on tasks. • Worry too much about insignificant things. • Doubt your abil-
ity to do things. • Imagine negative, worrisome, or terrifying scenes. • Feel you are missing opportunities because you cannot act quickly. It’s important to recognize signs of stress and know how to cope. Stress relief is different for each person. For some ideas to see which ones work for you visit: My Health Alberta at www.myhealth.alberta.ca and search managing stress. If you are finding you are not coping well, contact Health Link at 811 to find help near you.
new online tool, Together4Health, to share their health and wellness journey and events with others visiting the site. This free platform provides a quick and easy way to find out what is happening in your community. Have an upcoming parade? Charity run? Community clean-up or other event? Looking for volunteers? Share it with
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Simply Selles by David Selles
As a society, I find we tend to take many things for granted. Whether it’s time with family, trips we’ve been on, or history we’ve been a part of, it tends to stick with us for a while and then slowly fade away. In my Grade 12 year, I had the amazing opportunity of going to Paris with my French class. During this trip we had the opportunity to explore everything from the catacombs, to the Eiffel tower, to the Palace of Versailles. But one of my favourite places to visit was the Notre Dame Cathedral. While all the other places had immense history of their own, it was Notre Dame’s history that impressed me the most. The simple fact that its construction began in 1163 and was completed in 1345 makes its history stand out. The time I spent inside experiencing all the history and artwork along with the towers, flying buttresses and stained glass that gives Notre Dame its title as one of the most amazing feats of architecture in the world was priceless. Yet now hearing and seeing video of the terrible fire that engulfed much of the cathedral makes me think I still didn’t cherish that time enough. It’s not yet clear what has all been lost due to the fire but simply knowing this iconic structure will never be the same is something with which many people are shocked with. Many different posts of support have been made on social media. By Monday afternoon, thousands of people took to Twitter and expressed their support for the people of Paris and France. Many comments made were by people saying they wish they would’ve had the chance to see it. Some of those were made by people who visited Paris but skipped Notre Dame. It’s an example of something that until it happens, we don’t really think about; the immense amount of artifacts and stories that Notre Dame held and no longer does. Some French residents were quoted saying that Paris without Notre Dame was something they never thought of. While this is still shocking hard to believe for so many, a point of positivity comes from knowing that in some capacity Notre Dame will be built again. While some of the history inside is lost, this fire just adds the overall history that is Notre Dame. It’s fallen and come back before, this time will be no different. Let’s use this example as a reason to hold on to the history we’ve been a part of. The world is a much cooler place when we have all of it.
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~ OBITUARIes ~ Obituary
CHALY, Nina (Markin) 1921- 2019
On April 12th, 2019 Nina Chaly passed away at the age of 97 years at the Rivercrest Care Centre of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Nina was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Markin of Coleman, Alberta in 1962 and second husband Timofey Chaly of Calgary, Alberta in1986. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her surviving son Boris (Ann); her 4 Grandchildren, Michelle, Christine, Gregory, Heather (Mike); and her 8 Great Grandchildren, Nina, Sara, Tyson, Taylor, Brody, Joelle, Mikey and Jacob. A funeral service will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday April 18th, 2019 at Serenity Funeral Service at 9914 – 103 Street, Fort Saskatchewan. Cremation to follow immediately, with interment at a later date at Union Cemetery, Coleman. The family extends heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Rivercrest Care Centre for their excellent care and support of 10 years. Donations may be made to the Charity of one’s choice.
JANICE DARLENE WALMSLEY October 26, 1958 – April 6, 2019
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Janice Walmsley of Hillcrest, AB on April 6, 2019. She was 60 years of age. When Janice entered a room, you couldn’t help but notice her beautiful smile and her bubbly personality drew you in. In her quieter moments, she enjoyed tending her flower and vegetable gardens and although not a religious person, she was very spiritual. Janice travelled whenever she could – one of her favourite trips being to Cuba. She had a kind, caring heart, which shone through in her love for animals. Janice’s vivacious character and loving nature will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is her partner of twenty-three years, Darren Gresl; her siblings, Orion “Shorty” Walmsley, Aileen Filafilo, Iris (Butch) Draper, Sharon (Donald Rentz) Walmsley, Lorne (Charlotte) Walmsley, Patrick Walmsley and Ila (Kevin) Glover; her sister-in-law, Vivian Walmsley; her mother-in-law, Ilona Gresl; her father-in-law, Robert Gresl; her brother-inlaw, Chuck (Tracey) Gresl; many nieces and nephews; as well as her extended family and countless friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Effie Walmsley and her brothers, Orval (Alta) Walmsley and Wayne (Vivian) Walmsley. With respect for Janice’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division (320, Ledgeview Business Centre, 9707 – 110 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
DAVID JAMES PARKER January 3, 1996 – April 5, 2019
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of David Parker on April 5, 2019 in Grande Prairie, AB. He was only 23 years of age. David was born in Blairmore, AB on January 3, 1996. His family watched with pride as he matured into an independent, hardworking and determined young man who hoped to own his own farm one day. This goal started as his way of saying thank you to his grandparents for all the support and love they showed him throughout his life. David was a complex individual with diverse interests. He enjoyed the outdoors while fishing, horseback riding, quadding, dirt biking, mudding and snowboarding, and also liked playing video games and learning about Norse history. David was very intelligent and had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He educated himself in many areas including science, math and history, and he had a passion for travelling to new and exciting places. No one was more honest or generous than David. He was always ready to lend a hand, and he put his family’s well being before his own. David was never happier than when spending time with his family and friends – how much they meant to him cannot be measured. Although he is gone from our lives, he will live on in our hearts forever. Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his mother, Cherie Bauer; his father, Terry (Tammy Robins) Parker; his brothers, Darnell (Kaylea Coldwell) Parker and Brendan Parker; his grandparents, James and Rena Parker; his great grandmother, Phyllis McWilliam; as well as his extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ken and Shirley Bauer; and his uncles, James Stanley Parker and David Alexander Parker. The Celebration of Life was held at the Cowley Community Hall (126 – Cameron St., Cowley, AB) on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, please spend some quality time with your loved ones. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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Curling AGM The Crowsnest Curling Association held their Annual General Meeting on Friday April 12th. During the meeting, they discussed a number of topics including a possibility that the club could host the U18 Qualifier in Feb 2020. The winners of this event would go directly to Provincials. Volunteers would be needed for ice maintenance and timing. During the recap of their season they also discussed upgrades to the arena including new carpeting at each end of the ice surfaces and a new clock and scoreboard installations as well.
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CCHS holds Forum for local Election Candidates DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
Students at CCHS were given the opportunity to engage with the local candidates ahead of the Election on April 16th. The school held a forum with the candidates that was run by the students. High school teacher Cole Heppell says the process was a great way to get the students involved with the election. “The kids came up with the questions and facilitated the whole event and that was the core of it. If I were to facilitate it, it wouldn't be meaningful for the kids. We had our moderator and panel of students and we wanted it to be student centered so that they could get the most out of it.” Heppell says it was important for the older students to have this chance. “Some of our Grade 12's are able to vote. We've got 20 kids in CCHS that can vote so this is meaningful for the actual election as well as the coming elections to build that society that is democratically active.” Heppell’s class took more time on the subject because of the chance they were given having an election this year. “I took a little bit of extra time just because this is a unique experience these kids wouldn't nor-
mally get every year. I took a little bit of extra time this past week talking about what an MLA is and talking about government structure and who our candidates are and what they stand for. We talked about what the issues are. What are the issues going to be for these kids and what do they think the issues are going to be in the coming years when they become voters?” Heppell says students from all grades were involved and that he was pleased with the engagement he got from students. “Throughout the school, we've got a number of grades that have been participating. They've created posters, getting informed and looking at all the information online about the parties. I’m super impressed with the response from students. I had a couple of grade 7 students as part of the panel that I’m really proud of as well as the older students involved.” Heppell was also happy with the students taking in the forum from the bleachers. “There was also engagement from the rest of the students. I looked over my shoulder and there were no cellphones. All the students were engaged and listening, which was pretty awesome. That's effective
learning when they're taking their own personal time to engage with the learning.” According to Heppell, the main idea for this forum was to give the students an opportunity to realize the impact they can have on elections now and in the future. “They put a face to the name. We talk about leadership; we talk about rhetoric and parties. In our voting system, it's very easy to get distanced from it. It's easy to say that these people are just politicians, so I wanted to bring them in and expose the students to the candidates so that they can put a face to the name and show them they can actually have a say in what happens in our government.” The exposure is what Heppell thinks was a big key in all of this. “This gave them a chance to meet and shake the hand of the person that might be their voice for the next four years. I just wanted to expose them and say these are real people and that these students have a say in government. These students can have an impact on the candidates and vice versa.” Students also had the opportunity to take part in a student election to give them more of a taste of what the election process looks like.
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Outdoor Learning at HAS
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23 students from the Olds College Horticulture Program have partnered with Horace Allen School to create an Outdoor Learning Environment. The students spent parts of two days measuring and planning an open area next to the school, to create presentations that will be shown to Horace Allen for potential uses of the space.
DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
Horace Allen School has partnered with the Olds College Horticulture Program to continue the process of creating the Peak to Prairie Outdoor Learning Environment. 23 students from the program are currently in a course called “Sustainable Sites.” This course is based around a real project that the students can immerse themselves in for the three-week course. Grade 2 teacher Lesley Margetak, says the idea to partner with a post-secondary institution came after they found they needed more specifics on what they wanted to do with the area and that’s when Olds College stepped up. “Our outdoor classroom was needing a more specific plan so a student teacher that we had suggested we try to get one of the university or college programs to look at designing. So that's what we did and Olds College responded and said they would be interested.” Margetak says the school has been working on this project for a while and that they want to implement things from different areas of learning. “We wanted to in-
clude something from all area of the curriculum. So something from science, like a little archeological dig area, a musical area, a butterfly garden as well.” The students from Olds College were split into eight groups that will each create a master plan for the area. This course gives the students a great opportunity to combine everything they’ve learned over their time at the college. “It's kind of a capstone course in that they take what they've learned in survey classes, in water capture classes and in social innovation because this has got core pieces of all of those kinds of classes so that they can implement pieces of all of those classes into the creation of what will be a master plan,” said Kim Wickwire, one of the teachers with the students for this course. Wickwire says the plan the college students are creating involves two different aspects as well. “They will produce not only a visual master plan but also a document that will come to the school as well.” Margetak believes having both these plans will give Horace Allen something more concrete
to show when they apply for different grants to continue the construction of this outdoor learning environment. “In order to apply for grants it's better to have a specific plan which is why if can get this plan with details then we hope to be able to approach different groups and organizations and see if they'll be willing to support us.” Now that the college students have surveyed the area, they will begin the planning process. Once the plans are complete, Margetak will travel to Olds and watch presentations from the different groups before making a decision on which plan is preferred. Horace Allen is also working towards being labeled a nature-focused mountain school and the outdoor learning environment is another way that Horace Allen is looking to reach that. “Basically we are looking at a program to connect our kids with nature daily and build resiliency and responsibility so that they will be stewards of the land and help the environment. It's all kind of a big package. It's so exciting,” said Margetak.
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Looking Back By John Kinnear
What Lies Beneath Us
Relax! This isn’t going to be yet another column about cemeteries which if you haven’t noticed is something I am quite preoccupied about. I will however be writing next week about a wonderful new cemetery guide book for the Pass that the museum has just published. This week’s offering tho' focuses on the extent of the underground mines that operated throughout the Crowsnest Pass area for 60 years or more. In this column I will use government maps to study where they were located and how far they reached in area. It is a substantial part of Pass real estate and quite interesting to look at what lies beneath us and where. Most of us are aware that there were nine or so large underground coal mines that operated throughout the Pass. Starting from the west to the east we had in Coleman the McGillivray and International Mines and in Blairmore the West Canadian Collieries (WCC) Greenhills Mine. FrancoCanadian Collieries ran the mine on the south side of Frank and WCC operated the massive Bellevue Mine. They also ran the mine at Lille to the north of Bellevue. Immediately east of Bellevue mine was the Mohawk underground operation and moving south from there was Hillcrest Collieries, Byron Creek Collieries and the Adanac Mine. Lastly moving to the east one finds the illfated Leitch Collieries Mine. So looking first to the west let us study the two Coleman mines- McGillivray and International. There is a wonderful Alberta Energy Resources Coal Mine Map viewer available on line that allows one to zero directly in on any mine in Alberta. It identifies the mine by a registered number and one can use that to refer to a spreadsheet that outlines the mine’s official name, location, operating period, production and even the seam thickness. For the Coleman Mines the size of the McGillivray (#0204) and the International (#0088) reveal that they extended south and north of the town for three miles or more in each direction. The International’s entry was just across the river from the old Coleman plant site and was the subject of a reopening a couple years back to seal and secure the portal properly. That main entry ran south for almost a mile in solid basal sandstone, a remarkable feat unto itself. Its southern ¾ mile wide workings passed under York Creek and stopped just west of the old York Creek strip pits. The mine also ran north of that entry about a half mile and passed under the Crowsnest River and most of West Coleman. Its northern limit lines up pretty well with the McGillivray Mine portal which is visible from the highway as you head west past the Coleman Collieries office. There is only a very narrow unmined strip showing on the map viewer between the McGillivray and International with no apparent connection to the two. Moving to the McGillivray it is interesting to note that its rock entry near the collieries office runs north briefly and then angles off in a gentle curve to the east into the coal measures. When one studies this tunnel closely one can see it runs under McGillivray Creek which is immediately east of the entry. In fact that main access tunnel passes under the creek directly north of the beautiful McGillivray waterfall. It is fascinating to stand below the falls and realize that above you in the rock under the creek is that entry. The creek takes an abrupt westerly turn in front of the falls which I suspect is a result of a massive fault in the basal sandstone. As my father used to say: “Lots of monkey business going on there.” McGillivray Mine ran north about three miles from that entry and eventually passed under Nez Perce Creek and up into the west flank of Saskatoon Mountain. The old surface workings above the Miner’s Path (wash house, cable hoist, lamp shack etc.) provided another access to the mine. The buildings are long gone and the subsidence cracks that we used to explore as kids in the basal sandstone (Cadomin conglomerate) nearby have been filled in for safety reasons. Moving to Blairmore we find that the West Canadian Collieries Greenhills underground mine operated both north and south of town. The southern mine (#0193) ran from 1909 to 1919 and its entry started into the measures a couple hundred yards south of the end of 130th street. It ran south for about a mile into the beginnings of Willoughby Ridge. I recall hearing a story about an oil and gas rig accidentally drilling into these old southern workings. You can imagine the effect on that drill, which has a lot of pressure on its bit, when it hit that coal mine void. The northern half of Greenhills Mine (#0396) ran for three miles directly north of Blairmore and was also about a half mile wide in its development into the Kootenay coal bearing formation . The surface location (outcrop) of the Kootenay formation is what drove for the most part the location of most of the entries and surface works of Pass coal mines. Greenhills North was eventually shut down as WCC had developed surface stripping on Grassy Mountain in the early 1950’s. The combined production of both underground mines was just under 14 ½ million tons of coal. Greenhills Mine claimed 25 lives underground in its history including Jack Peressini and Paul Zimka in 1941. Further east we find Franco Canadian Collieries (#0048-Frank Mine) which operated from 1900 till 1918. The polygons of most mines are quite wide on the map viewer except for Frank. The coal seam that ran up the flank of Turtle Mountain was vertical so the map outline of the workings is a long narrow strip that runs south all the way to the west edge of the Hillcrest Mine limit. Interestingly enough the map shows another narrow strip running north starting at about the bottle depot and angling under the highway and the old zinc smelter site (Goat Mountain Get-A-Way) to the toe of Goat (Bluff) Mountain. Go figure. Probably a big exploratory adit. Further east is the Bellevue (#0087) and Mohawk (#0133) mine workings which extend more or less side by side north from Bellevue following two synclines of the Kootenay. Bellevue Mine’s width varied but reached almost a mile across north of town. It trends 2 ½ miles northwest and made it all the way to Gold Creek at its perimeter. A lot of the town of Bellevue lies above this mine and there is an old dubious story that goes around about women on dairy road claiming to be able to hear the miners below! Bellevue produced almost 14 million tons of coal and in 1941, during the war, kicked out almost a half million tons of some the finest steam coal CPR ever used. The Mohawk mine outline is a complicated series of workings that stayed just off the east side of East Bellevue (31 ave. Maple Leaf). Bellevue claimed 82 lives in total while Mohawk claimed 9. South and west of Bellevue were the Byron Creek Collieries (#01275) and Hillcrest Mines (#0040). Byron was a smaller narrow width mine that operated from 1927 to 1937. It shows as a long narrow strip that runs under part of East Hillcrest Drive but stays west of the Crowsnest River. It also ran under Byron Creek in a narrow band east of the Adanac Road. I was surprised to see that part of Hillcrest’s extensive workings shown in the viewer ran under Drum Creek and westward onto the lower slopes of the north side of Turtle Mountain. I had always assumed that the workings were confined to the big ridge directly south of town. According to the AER stats Hillcrest produced 587,000 tons between 1905 and 1940 and like Bellevue produced a highly desirable steam coal. North of Bellevue was the short lived WCC Lille Mine that operated from 1902 to 1913. The spreadsheet total production number of just over 900,000 tons was surprising considering the mines limited life. Lille lies outside of our municipal boundary but played an integral early part in the remarkable coal mining development that continues to amaze me. Lastly east of Passburg was Leitch Collieries which ran from 1909 till 1915. It appears that bad timing and economics shut down this very ambitious business venture. It shows as a narrow development and about a mile in length. I noted this mine is referred to as Passburg #2. Passburg #1 is listed as being located immediately south of where Byron Creek Collieries ended and worked south in another narrow strip. It is listed as having produced 393,000 ton and operated from 1907 to 1915. Most curious? It was well away from the Leitch surface plant John Kinnear and Credit Alberta Energy Resources (AER) as source for blairmore, across the valley and ran south from the big bend in the East Hillcrest Road before the Hillbruns1 and hillcrest sketches. photos crest bridge. - Sketch showing part of Coleman mines and falls location Hopefully the maps and photos will help everyone get a better grasp of how spread - Looking north to the McGillivray falls, tunnel runs under them out these mines were. The AER’s coal map viewer is a remarkable resource and while a bit - View of Greenhills Blairmore South Mine tricky to navigate allows one to closely examine any coal mine location anywhere in Al- - Map showing mine extents -Bellevue (A), Mohawk(B), Leitch (C), Byron (D), Hillcrest (E) and Frank (F). berta - Hillcrest Mine extent with Frank Mine overlap
April 17, 2019