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Over 250 pumpkins were on display at the annual Pumpkins in the Park on the evening of November 1st. Residents were able to walk along Miner’s Path and enjoy the different carvings lit during the night. The 859 Crowsnest Pincher Creek Air Cadets Squadron provided assistance ensuring the lights stayed lit throughout the evening. There was also coffee and hot chocolate for people to enjoy. Overall it was another successful Pumpkins in the Park event.

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2 – crowsnest PAss HerALD – Wednesday, November 6, 2019

AltaLink wildfire safety open house


DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

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AltaLink held an open house on wildfire safety in the Crowsnest Pass on Tuesday, October 29th. The information session was designed for residents to come out and learn more about what AltaLink is doing to mitigate the chances of wildfires in the area. Vice President of System Operations for AltaLink, Paul Lee, says he wasn’t certain what the turnout would be but was happy with the questions from the residents who attended. “We had about two dozen folks come out to the open house. I didn't have any real expectations on how many we would get. It always depends in terms of time of day, what kind of weather it is and other factors. The two-dozen folks who came had some really good engaging questions for us. Some were quite educated in the sense that

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AltaLink held an open house on Tuesday, October 29th to update the public on how they are trying to mitigate wildfires in the Crowsnest Pass. The all day open house gave residents the chance to learn about vegetation clearing, updating power structures and potential power shutoffs. Approximately two dozen residents attended the open house.

they had done some research.” Lee says the people who attended the open house provided good input. “Many came with stories of wildfires that they experienced in the area as well. It was very real to them and that was a big positive for me. Everyone was engaged.” Lee said there was one main question that visitors asked. “The general question was what is AltaLink doing for wildfire safety as a whole? That's where we had the opportunity to speak to all the different components of our wildfire mitigation plan like vegetation management, additional inspections and enhancing the overall system. One area that garnered some interest was around our public safety power shut off (PSPS). PSPS is supposed to be a measure of last resort. We don't want to manage wildfire risk by shutting the power off; we want to do all the other things. There was another question about the PSPS that Lee said was asked often. “The other common question was how often would these PSPS events occur and based on our analysis it is intended to be very infrequent. It's reserved for the most extreme fire weather conditions. When we take a look at the triggers and look back over the years we've only seen them exceeded twice in seven years. Those two times only lasted for an hour each as well.” Lee says some people were worried that what happened in California could happen here as well. “A lot of folks had questions about if what happened in California is going to happen to us. In short, California isn't Alberta. We don't have the same geography or climate.”

Lee said AltaLink also had the chance to sit down with many emergency response teams in the area. “On October 28th, we met with the emergency responders. That included the Crowsnest Pass Fire Chief, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, RCMP, and the Director of the Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization. We had a

electrical transmission line issues to realize, scrutinize, and react to is Alberta’s electrical distributors’ apparent sudden awareness that the current electrical distribution system is neither safe nor reliable. It has the very real potential to cause wildfires and spark their advance. It’s a virtual duplicate of the deadly, problem-plagued system that’s in place in California, where wild-

“A lot of folks had questions about if what happened in California is going to happen to us. In short, California isn't Alberta. We don't have the same geography or climate.” - Paul Lee - Vice President of Systems Operations for AltaLink

roundtable discussion with them to show them what the protocol would be in the case of a PSPS. Essentially it would be no different than the community getting a notification if there was a tornado coming through. The municipal leaders would send it out but AltaLink would have that information on our website along with Fortis. We would try to leverage whatever emergency protocols and communications the community already has.” Overall Lee says the open house was a success. “People found it to be reasonable and understood it and I think they all walked away learning more about what AltaLink is doing and who AltaLink is.” One local resident, David McIntyre contacted us to share his perspective that AltaLink isn’t doing everything they should and has a warning for the public. “I believe the most important things for area residents and all Albertans confronting accelerating wildfire threats and

fires are burning headlines into the news.” McIntyre also brought up an electrical company in California facing scrutiny. “Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), in California, is facing billions of dollars in debt and lawsuits, public condemnation, and plunging stock value due to its known, admitted, and/or alleged implications in starting and/or spreading California’s past and current wildfires. What’s clear here in Alberta is that AltaLink and other distributors of electricity are working on a similar—high fuel load, high wind—landscape, and they see the writing and the flames on the firewall. One question among many in California is will PG&E survive California’s wildfires? Albertans, on home turf, might ask a parallel question? There’s an acute need for a concerned public and its elected officials to get involved in wildfire safety, and electrical transmission line reliability and safety,” said McIntyre.

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In the lIne of fIre Between October 28 and November 4, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 47 calls for service including the following reported incidents. One (1) assault, two (2) break and enter (other), one (1) fraud/forgery, two (2) t h re a t s / h a r a s s m e n t s , three (3) mischief (vandalism), six (6) thefts, two (2) other criminal codes, one (1) other provincial statutes, five (5) driving complaints, six (6) motor vehicle collisions, five (5) assistance to general public, four (4) suspicious occurrences, two (2) lost and found, one (1) abandoned vehicle, four (4) assistance to other agencies, one (1) false alarm and one (1) municipal bylaw. Theft On October 29th, 2019, there was a complaint of theft of a skidoo trailer from the ski hill area in Blairmore. On November 1st, 2019, the trailer was located in the Pincher Creek area.

Break In On October 30th, 2019 at approximately 5am, there was a complaint of a break in to a shed in Lundbreck. Some tools were stolen. Suspicious Person On November 1st, 2019, there was a report of a suspicious person at a gas station parking lot in Blairmore. Police located a male in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from the Kamloops area in BC. A 29-year-old male was arrested, charged and released on documents for Pincher Creek Court. Theft On November 1st, 2019, there was a complaint of theft of gas from a vehicle parked in Blairmore. The suspect drilled a hole in the gas tank. On November 1st, 2019, there was a complaint of theft of a license plate from a recreation trailer parked in Coleman. Another plate had been placed on the vehicle.

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Traffic Stop On November 1st, 2019, RCMP completed a traffic stop in Blairmore. The vehicle was not registered or insured. A 29year-old male was issued a ticket for operating a vehicle with no insurance. Stolen Vehicle Recovered On November 1st, 2019, a stolen vehicle was recovered in Redwater. The vehicle was stolen from Blairmore on October 17th, 2019. Disturbance On November 2nd, 2019, there was a complaint of a male causing a disturbance at a residence in Blairmore. The police attended and located a intoxicated 38-year-old male outside of the residence. He was arrested for intoxication and released when sober. Theft On November 4th, 2019, RCMP received a complaint of theft of a 2019 Norstar skid steer 22 foot deck trailer from 17 Avenue in Coleman.

MVC At approximately 4:50 p.m., Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 22 and Range Road 21 south of Maycroft Bridge. A car and a SUV collided head on while travelling on Highway 22. After the initial collision occurred a semitractor collided with the car. The lone 34-year-old male occupant of the car from Leduc AB was pronounced dead at the scene. The 59 year old male driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. An adult female passenger of the SUV was transported to Calgary hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants of the SUV were from Creston BC. The driver of the semitractor was not injured. Crowsnest Pass RCMP along with a RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate. Foggy weather conditions were reported at the time of the collision. The names of the deceased will not be released and no further updates are anticipated.

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“Quit crying and start thinking,” said Dad and I took a deep breath, wiped my tears and sobered up. Now sixty-six years later Dad’s advice is still good. Allow me to share it with my fellow Albertans. It works every time. So, our biggest oil consumer became our biggest energy competitor and we are hurting, or at least a quarter of us do. Let’s assess our situation without tantrums, name-calling, empty threats and “nobody loves me” pouting. Oil prices will remain low, public pressure against oil is growing, transporting oil will remain a problem and while investments in clean energy are growing, financial institutions and politicians are divesting. It is the reality if we believe it or not. It will change back in the US also after the next elections. No crying folks, we have more than one basket of eggs here. We have our longneglected farmers, ranchers, tourism, industries, educated workforce, great attractive infrastructure, other natural resources, you name it. Alberta is great. Albertans still on average have the highest income per family in Canada, that is why we pay higher Transfer Payments, and if we don’t force our economy to slow down, we are on a road to recovery. It's all in what we choose to believe. When your car goes into a skid you “look and steer in the direction you want your vehicle to go.” Don’t lock the breaks. Albertans all around me want to blame Trudeau, forgetting that our Premier could be competing with him on a personal level. He would like Trudeau to be out of the way when he may run for PM job someday. If you were the PM and two-thirds of Canadians voted for parties fighting to reduce Climate Change would you openly reduce regulations and advocate increasing the oil production? Justin Trudeau wants the money and is doing all he can regardless of his personal beliefs. He can’t change the minds of all Canadians aside from us by waving a magic wand. Global warming is happening and only the blind are not seeing it. What we hope for is to have a fair share of the market for the transition period. My political hero is the first Conservative Premier of Alberta. He set us up towards a bright future that we are still benefiting from. Thanks to his planning we should have had a large base of technology trained Albertans and could have been by Avner Perl competing with Silicon Valley. We should have had modern cities and towns advanced and comfortable for workers to live and work in. Above all, he set up the Heritage Fund which properly maintained could have been enough to build a brand new economy by itself. No other province or State could compete with us. Peter Lougheed knew that oil was “a temporary boon” based on non-renewable resources. It turned out that we have more oil and gas than we can use, but we must not use it if we wish to go on living. The results are the same. We and our neighbours may fight to keep Hydro Carbon going but will lose. We can’t reasonably demand that the Federal government will commit political suicide and send the army to force millions of people to agree to take a chance on their future when they are already suffering from the changing climate. It is time for Plan B. The temporary irresponsible behaviour of Mr. Trump isn’t going to last. I hope that a wise Prime Minister will find a way to stop Canada from importing oil and use our own. This will not materialize unless we work together forgetting politics for a while. All parties concerned must figure out a strategy, plan implementation and a lot of public education is needed. So far in the last six months, a significant reduction in corporate taxes has made no change. A pipeline is being built and the statistics are the same. I think now we can understand all the Canadian fishing industry people who lost their livelihood a while back. We have to make changes and we may need the help of the rest of Canada someday, but I hope not. If I had a say I would recommend that we get help to build a robust, clean energy sector. I would make higher education free for all who can prove proper aptitude, scrap student debts and properly reward graduates. I would make our health care and tourism industries the best in the world so people will see what we have and wish to live and work here. If Alberta is open for business, I would make it the best place to open and operate small businesses and sing the glory of those who do it right so others will see. We should have the money to do it all in our savings account, the Heritage Fund. If the money is not there, instead of hating the rest of Canada enough to separate, we should investigate who got rid of it and why. We had a workable plan, and if we didn’t follow it I, an Albertan, want to know what replaced it and how it will be fixed now. If I sound upset, I am. It is time to quit crying and start thinking. Every week head offices are moving out and our suicide rates are growing. BC without oil is surpassing us in growth and others soon will. What we need is not more political heroes but smart hard-working Albertans in a leadership capacity. Is there someone like Lougheed and if you know him or her, bring them forward.

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CCHS Students have experience of a lifetime in Finland DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

Students from CCHS returned home from a cultural experience in Finland last week. The students were able to continue growing the relationships they began building during the first part of the exchange when the Finnish students came to the Crowsnest Pass. CCHS Teacher, Krysta MacDonald, says the trip serves as an eye opening experience for the students. “The strength of the trip is in the experience of actually living with a family. They do a little bit of sightseeing but it's more just being immersed in a culture and a country in their everyday life and seeing how different but also similar we are in a lot of ways. Opening their eyes to the experiences of that is one of the biggest things they gain.” MacDonald says the students are full of stories about the things they were able to experience. “The stories that the students tell about hang-

ing out with a friend from the other side of the world are pretty cool. They were talking about how they went shopping together, going bowling together as a group and things like that. Trying out the sauna and of course we heard a lot about the different food.” MacDonald says it wasn’t all sightseeing and fun though as the students were involved heavily on the work side of things as well. “When we were there, we did a lot of work. They have to do a project while they're there. Our project was continuing on what we did here, so we built the little free library here and we did literacy. It was connecting stories and identity and then they were creating their own picture books and they did presentations in front of the school there. I think just the independence in that and the responsibility they took was big. We always say that they grow up faster in a week than they usually do in the year here.”

MacDonald says the experiences gained helps the students grow in other ways as well. “For a lot of them it's the furthest they've ever travelled. For some it was their first time out of Canada or on a plane or anything like that. Having to travel through an airport when you haven't slept, being polite when people are shoving past you and you’re not used to a busy airport and other things like that, it really broadens their horizons and it's very valuable that way. Just that experience ups their maturity pretty quickly.” Macdonald hopes one experience in particular will stay with the students. “While we were over there we actually did some work with the local university and their focus was on student empowerment so it was interesting to see how they respond to things as opposed to the Finnish partners they were paired with. Hopefully that bleeds into them a little bit here and they feel like they have a

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Students from CCHS were able to experience a new culture during their trip to Finland as part of an exchange program. The students spent time living with families, which helped truly immerse them in the new culture. The students spent time working on projects and also had some time for sightseeing as well.

voice.” With all the students had on their plates, MacDonald says she’s pleased with how the students handled everything. “It's such a great experience. It's a lot of work for the kids. Everyone always says it's a great experience, it's really cool

for them to see different things and learn different things but not only are they keeping up with their school work here, they are attending classes there, doing a project there and doing sightseeing. It's a lot and I was so proud of the students we took. They did really well

with that.” If there’s one thing that will stick with the students, MacDonald believes it will be their growth after the trip. “The increase in maturity and independence will be the big thing. The connections they made are great to see.”

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Holy Trinity brings Hollywood Comes to the Mountains DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

Holy Trinity is gearing up for another fundraiser, this time partnering with the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation and the new performing arts group Red Ravens. Pat Rypien, Chairperson for Holy Trinity, says this year’s fundraiser is different than years past. “Traditionally, Holy Trinity fundraisers at this time of the year we have an afternoon event. Over the years we've done teas and fashion shows. After the ladies’ stores closed in the Crowsnest Pass we started to run out of ideas and tried to come up with something different. This

year I had this idea to create something completely different and make it an evening event and make it different so that it could be open to men as well and really whoever wants to come and that's what we've done.” Rypien says there is a specific tie in for this year’s fundraiser as well. “This year, recognizing the mountain festival week that takes place December 4th-15th, we've set our event for the 7th of December and we came up with our title of “Hollywood Comes to the Mountains” thinking it fits with the festival week. Rypien is excited to have the performers they

do for this fundraiser. “We're very fortunate to have some very talented performers for this event. These young people will blow your socks off. For this show, we've asked our performers to pick a star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame or someone from the Grand Ole Opry. The idea is for them to create the part and honour these stars. They'll honour starts such as Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Elvis and many others.” Rypien says it’s the first show of its kind for Holy Trinity and the show is being produced and directed by Red Ravens President Lisa Attaway.

Thunder novice for the win

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Thunder Novice team won their first game of the season against the Fernie Junior Ghost Riders. CNP  Thunder

Thunder Novice kicked off the start of their hockey season by celebrating their first win versus the Fernie Junior Ghostriders. An intense 1st period at the Fernie Memorial Arena with goals scored by Nico Gillespie and Aiden Bishop. With Ashton Castellarin in net, he successfully blocked over 30 shots during the game and ended in a shutout by the end of the 2nd period. The 3rd period proved to be just as exciting with

the home team scoring one goal and Johnny Hawkins scoring the third goal for Thunder. Assists throughout the game from Parker Bunnage, Jack Bishop, Rowan Dawson, and Sophie GibboneyStafford. Next game is November 16th where the Thunder Novice will be in Sparwood to play the Grizzlies. Thunder Initation team play their first game on Saturday, November 30, 2:15 p.m. in the Crowsnest Pass against Elkford.

Dr. Garbutt retires Dr. Garbutt’s last day of work at the CNP Health Centre. He has worked as a physician in our community for at least 25 years. Hospital staff enjoyed cake in his honour and the staff of the CNP Medical Clinic dressed up as Dr. Garbutt for Halloween on his last day of work. Herald Contributor photo

According to Rypien, it’s a huge bonus to have the help of the Red Ravens. “Lisa and her talented partner Alison Sandilands are the founders of the newest theatre group in the Pass, the Red Ravens Performing Artists Society. We've partnered with them for this event. As time goes on and you create these events, it's difficult to get the volunteer base back as people get older and are unable to continue helping. Thanks to these talented and hard working ladies and their board and the musicians with their talent, expertise and creativity that joined us, we're able to bring what

we hope is a real good show.” Rypien says the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation is also partnering in this event. “As most people know, the Health Foundation has been and continues to be very instrumental in purchasing needed and valuable equipment for the hospital. The Health Foundation Board has invited businesses and individuals to create Christmas Wreaths. Another group of talented artists will create the wreaths and they will be displayed for silent auction during the performance and at the end of the night we'll announce the winners of the

wreaths. We're really hoping that people will support all of the groups and particularly the Health Foundation and their effort.” Rypien says events and fundraisers like this are all about giving back to the community and enjoying it. “It'll be a night where people can enjoy appetizers, we'll have some sweets there and drink and there’s the chance to bid on the Christmas wreaths as well but most importantly to enjoy a night out to enjoy the entertainment and show.” Tickets are now available for the event at Copy Magic and the Servus Credit Union.

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Editorial and Opinions traditionS I love traditions. I grew up with a mom that made every holiday over the top. I remember each Halloween decorating her house, and the night before Halloween making candy apples from scratch. We would skewer the 150 apples and off to the races we would go. When I was little, my job was to wrap the apples and put them outside to cool on the cookie sheet. I was too young to twirl the apples in the candy that we made. As I grew up, we still made those candy apples together. When I started to have kids, I took over the tradition. My mom would come over to the house and as she got older, it was her job to wrap the apples, while I twirled them in the boiling hot candy. We have this amazing recipe that’s been handed down over generations and for the last 18 years, I’ve taken over the art of candy apple making. I only missed one year, the year that my mom died in 2016. She passed away right after Halloween. I remember when she was in long term care, I’d make those apples and bring them over. She wasn’t able to do much those last few years, but that smile when I walked into that room filled my heart. Since mom left me, it’s been bittersweet making those apples. It’s a ton of work that usually includes a burned fingertip or two, but every time I pour the food colouring in the melted syrup and it bubbles, I smile and think of my momma. In the last few years, the boys have helped me make the apples. Aiden and Quinn don their aprons and the work (and fun) begins. Quinn takes the apples outside and wraps them and this year, Aiden is going to learn the art of making candy. I know they are boys, but my hope is that one of them will remember this tradition and do it for their kids. In this day and age, traditions are so important. We get caught up in our digital lives. We spend more time on our phone texting people then we spend actually talking. You shop online for clothing, you can now order your food from restaurants online, you can do everything on line. Somehow, all it’s really done is disconnect us from human interaction. Making apples is face-to-face time. We talk, we cook and we laugh our faces off stuffing our mouths with leftover candy. One day, when I’m gone, I hope my boys remember these traditions, that when Halloween comes around, they tell their kids about all those apples we made together. So, you see, traditions are really memories, memories that for one moment make you smile and just be happy that you had them. As I did as a little girl this year I stood in my kitchen making 150 candy apples with my boys, smiling about my mom and thanking her for passing on this tradition. At least that’s the way I see it. LS

Letters to the Editor MLA Reid’s response to the budget dear Editor; On Thursday, Finance Minister Travis Toews delivered the inaugural budget of Alberta’s first United Conservative government. The budget reflected the commitments we made in our platform—a platform that was endorsed by over one million Albertans in the last provincial election—and our three main priorities: Getting Albertans Back to Work, Making Life Better for Albertans, and Standing Up for Alberta. Our government worked diligently to prepare a thoughtful, pragmatic approach to fulfilling the promises we made to Albertans. Alberta has faced hard economic times, which have been exacerbated by poor government policies at the hands of the former NDP government and Justin Trudeau. But Albertans are hard-working people

with a can-do attitude, and given the right conditions, Alberta can reclaim its place as the economic engine of Canada. But first, I’d like to clear something up. The NDP continue to claim that our government has given a $4.5 billion handout to large corporations, but this simply isn’t true. Well-respected economist Trevor Tombe from the University of Calgary recently stated “Why the 4.5 billion claim continues is a real puzzle. It is demonstrably misleading (I’d say false). But, I guess, politically convenient.” Budget 2019 acts on our first priority—getting Albertans back to work—through our Job Creation Tax Cut, the elimination of the carbon tax, and our efforts to reduce red tape. These steps are necessary to bring investment back to our province, which will bring back jobs, grow the

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economy, and generate revenues that can be invested in our public services. As many Albertans know, however, we’re not in the clear as of yet. There’s still much work to be done to undo the economic damage that has been inflicted upon Albertans and our province’s economy. For over a decade, Albertans have seen deficit after deficit. Very little of this spending has resulted in positive, economic growth for Alberta’s economy. Our government made the decision to modestly reign in spending by 2.8 per cent over four years. This will allow us to address inefficiencies by implementing best practices and innovative solutions, so Albertans get the best bang for their buck. At the same time, our government realizes our role in supporting Alberta’s most vulnera-

ble. That’s why Children’s Services spending will increase by 15.2 per cent and Community and Social Services’ budget will expand by 7.6 per cent over four years. Our Health budget is increasing by $200 million, and we are maintaining our commitment to fully fund education. We need to balance the budget because it is the responsible thing to do. If we don’t act now, our children will face far more challenging economic times in the future than we are today. Premier Jason Kenney was upfront about the challenges that lay ahead of us in his message to Albertans on the eve of the budget. But rest assured that you and your family have a strong team that is fighting for you so that your future, and that of future generations, will experience the Alberta Advantage. roger reid, MLa Livingstone Macleod

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Simply Selles by David Selles I don’t know about you, but when it comes to seeing Christmas stuff before Remembrance Day, a part of me rages inside. You can trust me when I tell you Christmas is probably the biggest time of year for me but I still feel it’s extremely important to hold off on the celebrations until after November 11th. While I was scrolling through channels for something to watch, I saw that the W network already has Christmas Movies playing pretty much 24/7. I’ve also seen previews for a Christmas movie that comes out in theaters on November 8th. The way I see it, we already don’t celebrate our veterans enough the way it is so why should we start celebrating something that’s a month and a half away before celebrating the people who gave us the chance to celebrate freely? It just doesn’t make sense to me. My mom LOVES Christmas. Now that her kids have mostly moved out and she only gets summer and Christmas to see all of us, it’s become even bigger for her. My mom also has set decorations for every season and holiday in our house and when it comes to Christmas, there isn’t a coffee table, ledge or wall that doesn’t have something Christmas related on it and I love that. But the thing I love most about those decorations is that you can’t catch a peak of them until after Remembrance Day. In high school, one of my regular assignments was to do write on current events happening in the world. This was a bi-weekly occurrence in my Social Studies class and it wasn’t the most glamorous assignment out there. It could get pretty boring and I know a lot of my fellow classmates didn’t bother completing most of them. As an incentive to raise their marks, my social studies teacher would give us a free bee if we attended a Remembrance Day ceremony. While I didn’t feel any of my classmates should need a reason to go, it worked and got large portions of my class to attend services. Ever since I can remember, I’ve stood outside the cenotaph in downtown Lethbridge no matter how cold it was with my parents and siblings beside me. It’s something we take pride in being able to do together. I find we too easily forget what our lives could look like if we didn’t have the freedom that was fought for us today. Our lives could be incredibly different and far less enjoyable if it wasn’t for the people who fought to keep us free. Let’s make sure that we hold off on our love for Christmas and take some time to remember the lives taken at the cost of freedom. The least we can do is give them a day because they gave us their lives.

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Royal LePage South Country Real Estate Services Ltd. blairmore commercial Beautifully kept 8,000 sq.ft. building in downtown Blairmore. Concrete basement. The backend is divided and separately accessible as two professional offices. Front previously used as a pharmacy, can be re-purposed to any other use. High visibility area. If you are searching for an affordable location to set up shop, this property deserves a closer look. Will consider leasing. $377,000 CALL JOHN MLS

562-8830 timberline ridge Large and level building lot in Timberline Ridge, Bellevue, Crowsnest Pass. Very sunny location in a wide, mountain valley. All utilities underground/paved streets. Timberline Ridge lots are designed to be both attractive and affordable. Build now, or buy and hold for the future. $115,000 CALL JOHN MLS

blairmore Large family bungalow in central Blairmore location with fully developed basement. 3 bedrooms up, 2 down. Spacious living area with vaulted ceiling and a 3-sided gas fireplace. Great covered deck off the dining area for BBQ or entertainment. The master bedroom features a soaker tub and separate shower. Large media room/family room. Fully fenced yard. Large attached garage and paved drive. Fantastic value. $429,900 CALL JOHN MLS

coleman Full lot with exceptional mountain views. House is to be removed so this property is priced for the lot value only. One of the very few sites where you can see Crowsnest Mountain, Tecumseh and the South Range all at the same time. $69,000 GST CALL JOHN MLS

pincher creek Remarkable revenue property. Long term tenant in place with lease. Convenient, central location close to all amenities. Solid, small house on a large lot with a big backyard. Great long term investment. $99,000. CALL JOHN MLS

blairmore condo Great Condo apartment in historic building in central Blairmore. Expertly updated for modern living in the Canadian Rockies. Affordable option as a home or as an investment. Parking at rear. Ski hill, swimming pool within walking distance. Offers carefree condo living. $84,000 CALL JOHN MLS

coleman Great opportunity. Bright, well laid out 2 bedroom, ground level apartment is located in the well kept Rocky Mountain Condo complex. The condo fees include heat and town utilities. Located in a beautiful area with lots of sun and scenic mountain views. Why pay rent when you can own and build equitY. $99,000 CALL JOHN MLS

blairmore Great location. This 2 bedroom home is in great shape. Hardwood floor in the living room with high ceilings. Perfect as a starter home or as a strong revenue generating property. 8’ x 12’ extra room in the attic is not included in the square footage of the home. Strong basement for a home of this vintage and a nice older garage for storage. Quiet neighbourhood on the west side of Lyons creek. Very affordable. $144,000 CALL JOHN MLS

belleVue 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. $229,7000 CALL JOHN MLS

blairmore Historic brick home located on extralarge corner lot. 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home was built with brick. Stain glass windows. Beautiful central staircase. Self-contained apartment on second floor. Amazing decks and backyard. Huge lot. 24’ x 38’ garage, large garden shed and fenced RV parking. Great access front and back lane. $619,000 CALL JOHN MLS

neW shoWhome High quality 4 bedroom mountain condo at Ironstone Lookout in beautiful Crowsnest Pass. Bright open floor plan where you can choose high-end woodwork and cabinetry. Spacious main floor laundry. Large garage with double car driveway. Still time to choose from a variety of quality finishes. Enjoy maintenance free luxury living at an INCREDIBLE price. $349,000 + GST CALL JOHN MLS

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blairmore Fantastic mountain acreage in Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass. Mature evergreens with beautiful view of the valley below. Not many acreages give you such dense evergreen surroundings. Close enough to walk down to town and other services. Water well on property. Gas and power on the road out front. A must see premium acreage. $225,000. CALL JOHN MLS

coWley Three bedroom bungalow located on a corner lot with fantastic sun exposure. This family home has two bathrooms on the main floor and roughed in plumbing for a third bathroom downstairs. The attached 48' x 28' garage/plus workshop has its own two piece bathroom. Tons of parking in front of the garage, and side of the house. The house has central air, the shop is heated. Tremendous opportunity. $259,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Spacious Bungalow on a beautiful corner lot in a desirable location in Pincher Creek. This property offers an affordable opportunity as a first home or an investment. This house is to be sold 'AS IS'. Mature landscape, carport and plenty of parking. $139,000 CALL JOHN MLS

belleVue acreage Large acreage in Crowsnest Pass. 5.88 acres with grass, suitable for horses. Several building sites. Awesome deal for this many acres. Beautiful mountain views. Build a walk-out bungalow, if you choose. Water well on property. Power and gas nearby. Lots of sun. $219,500 CALL JOHN MLS

belleVue Expertly upgraded home in a very desirable location on Dairy Road in Bellevue. Beautiful, big bathroom and main floor laundry. Large landscaped and fenced lot. Great sun exposure and mountain views. Good access to back country trails. Large double car garage and ample parking. $229,700 CALL JOHN MLS

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8 – CrowSneSt PaSS HeraLD – Wednesday, November 6, 2019

‘Meet the Minotaur’ makes the international race scene DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

The fourth edition of the Minotaur race will take place on June 27th 2020 and registration for the race is now open. For its first three years, Minotaur challenged racers by changing the race course every year and the course was kept a complete secret right up

until the moment the start gun went off. Now for 2020, Minotaur SkyRace has moved to a new format, and not only has the racecourse already been published online, it will no longer change from year to year. For runners who may not be up for a 32 km race, there is also the option of

the Mini-Taur, which is 10 km. Race organizer Andrew Fairhurst says these races aren’t your typical trail races. “Both are off-trail mountain running races. These races people will be running up into the alpine on rocky ridges. It's untraditional when compared to a trail running

race.” This year’s Minotaur marks a special occasion for the country and the community. “This year, Minotaur, the longer of the two races is going to be the only North American stop in the Migu Run Skyrunner World Series Circuit. The circuit has 16 different stops in 11 countries around the world and we're quite proud to say that the Minotaur is the only stop on the circuit in North America and also the first time Skyrunner World Series has come to Canada,” said Fairhurst. According to Vincent Gumy, the Event Liaison of the Skyrunner World Series, the Crowsnest Pass will be an excep-

tional venue for a skyrunning race. “For the first time, the Skyrunner World Series will stop in Canada. This is a historic milestone for the sport of skyrunning.” Fairhurst says anyone is able to enter the races but says the main event will feature high-end racers. “Anyone can register for these races. The Minotaur Skyrace will see an elite field. People that run in the Skyrunner Series, get points based on how they place in the race and then they can qualify to race the SkyMaster series, which will be at the end of the season next year. With the Minotaur racecourse and the Mini-Taur racecourse, we allow really comfortable time cut-

offs and a lot of time to complete the course because we want to encourage people that have an interest in the sport to immerse themselves and ideally be successful at it.” Anyone looking to register for either of the races can do so at m. Fairhurst says organizers will be looking for potential billets and volunteers closer to the event as well. “We will be looking for billets for anyone who would like to host an international athlete in their home. We'll also be looking for volunteer support from the community to help put on what will be a world-class event.”

Green and Gold at CCHS The 2019 Green and Gold volleyball tournament took place on November 1st and 2nd. The boy’s tournament saw Winston Churchill win the title over Mt. Baker from Cranbrook in 3 sets. The girl’s side was a hard fought battle between the Sparwood Spartans and St. Mike’s Dragons that saw St. Mike’s come out as victors. Lisa Sygutek photos

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We Remember....

V. Blas R. Bonnier D. Dunlop James Dunlop J. Dunlop O. Dypolt D. Fraser E. Gallon M. Harrison A Heywood

J. Morgan T. Galvon R. Smith T. Gierulski L. Puch R.B. Marchant P. Marcoli C.L. Andrews S. Rudd F. F. Hinds

J. H. Williams M. Odgers J. Huston E.R. Huguet G.H. McLeod A. Sonnier E. Somville C.R. Voelker W . Haynes W . Lang

We salute the many men and women of the Crowsnest Pass and surrounding area who proudly serve and served in our Canadian Military.

We give thanks for all that you do!

Wm. Anderson R. Turner C.F. Dunlop J.S. Josephs E. Reid W .H. Kent J.P. Gregory H. Clares L. Henriet Jules Gurin C. Mitchell Wm. Maggs E.E. Blais W . Nimcan G.J. Kroesing G.C. Morris L.J. Jankulak T.L. Brennan J.W . MacQuarrie J. Rogers A. MacDonald W . Harrison M. Rucka P.J. Gandy R.H. Grewcutt A.F. Dickson R.K. McLeod H. Trette L. Adam W . Archer G. Bell G. Belshaw J. Drevinski G. Geary J.R. Hewitt W . McCullougli E. Mitchell A.E. Petts W . Raynor W . Sheen J. Sindell R. Turner R. Sloan J.R. Dryden T. Evans A.J. Fortunaso A. Gardiner G.W . Grant C.M. Hollenbeck J.G. Hutton H. Jordan D. Manchul P. Maniago A. Penman A.S. Rhodes M. Wood

D.A.H. Blake C. Charbonnieu R. Bennet L.B. Fordham J. Mottle J.M. Stewart A. McDowell J. Korner T.W . Allen J.A. Price

B. Clarke G. Holt P. Kolton B. Kyllo H. Mazur A. McEwen N. McRitchie J. Petrie W . Shenfield B. Davies

J. Houston W . Howe D. McLeod M. Oleson E. Wilson S. Dabrodney M. Godas H. Matheson K. Migita

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~ Honour Veterans on remembrance Day ~ Herald Contributor

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War I fighting ceased. The war, which had raged on throughout Europe for a little more than four years, claimed the lives of more than nine million combatants and seven million civilians. The Allies squared off against the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the conflict involved nations from all over the world. World War II was even more devastating. Ultimately, 100,000 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in these two wars combined. It is in their honour - and in the name of all the servicemen and women who continue to risk their lives in service of their country - that Remembrance Day was established. Remembrance Day, sometimes referred to as Armistice Day or Poppy Day, is celebrated each year on November 11. It is a federal statutory holi-

day in much of Canada. During the holiday, people pause for two minutes at 11 a.m. to remember the many Canadian soldiers who lost their lives. Many people also wear red poppies, a flower that has become synonymous with the holiday. In addition to the moments

of silence and the wearing of poppies, individuals can commemorate Remembrance Day in the following ways. · Treat a veteran. Take a soldier out for a meal or pay the restaurant bill anonymously. If a family member or friend is

presently in the military or retired from the service, learn his or her interests and plan a special, stress-free day. · Share a servicemember's story. Speak with a service person who served in World War II about his or her military service, and chronicle this person's story into a living history. Encourage children to take part in learning about this person's history and experiences. · Volunteer at a veteran's association. Find a department of veteran's affairs and see what you can do to assist veterans. If you have specialized skills, offer your services free of charge to former soldiers. · Show your patriotism. Be proud of your heritage and the rich history of the country. Fly the flag, participate in the voting process and teach children about the country's founding principles and how much the nation has evolved. Read

up on current events and take an interest in domestic and foreign affairs. · Establish your own traditions. Create your own way to celebrate Remembrance Day. This

may include a day of contemplation, spending time with family, visiting historical sites, or watching documentaries on the life-changing wars that transformed the world.

Remembrance Day is a time to honour the patriotism of selfless soldiers who sacrificed their lives to make Canada and the world - a safer place.

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The roles played by the branches of the Canadian military Herald Contributor

Each year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue to serve their country during times of war, conflict and peace. Known as Remembrance Day, the day honours the brave people

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who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 1.5 million Canadians have served in the military. Tragically, more than 100,000 of those brave men and women have died. The Canadian Armed Forces, or CAF, make up the government’s largest federal department. The CAF serves on land, in the air and on the sea, and branches include the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian

Navy. Each branch serves a unique role. Learning about each branch is a great way for civilians to gain a greater understanding of the efforts and sacrifices the men and women protecting their freedoms make each and every day. Canadian Army The largest element of the CAF, the Canadian Army is the land component of the country’s military. Soldiers in the Canadian Army are trained at bases, armouries and training centers throughout Canada. It’s these training sessions that prepare Canadian soldiers for a wide

range of scenarios, including operations at home and abroad. There are 23,000 full-time soldiers in the Regular Force and an additional 17,000 part-time, volunteer soldiers in the Reserve Force. Royal Canadian Air Force The Royal Canadian Air Force protects Canadian and North American airspace in partnership with the United States. The RCAF provides the Canadian Armed Forces with relevant, responsive and effective air power to meet present and future defence challenges. Among its many roles,

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Looking Back

Cenotaph statues can be found all across Canada usually positioned above marble or concrete engraved lists of the war dead from both World War’s One and Two and Korea. I have stood at the Coleman cenotaph for many years, first as a child scrambling for spent shell casings après the gun salute, and later on as an adult, head bowed in somber recognition, in the always whippingly cold west wind. The Coleman cenotaph statue, done by carver and artist Jack Fuller, is judged by historian Ian Mackenzie to be neither bronze nor stone but instead of cast concrete. It seems to be an unusual departure from his well known back country carvings. While I have a particular fondness for Coleman’s silent sentinel soldier there is a spectacular cenotaph statue in Fernie whose presence commands the attention of all who behold it. The first time I stood before it I was in awe. I had never seen anything memorial-wise quite like it. His contemplative, quiet and somber appearance evokes reverence and respect. On first observing this bareheaded soldier with helmet slung over his shoulder, head downturned and left hand resting on a cross, I felt the sorrow and the pain of war. The sculptor was brilliant in his presentation. This iconic tribute to our war dead provided a defining moment of inspiration for me. It was there I observed an incident that forever changed me and brought the desire to write to surface. It occurred on a bitter cold Armistice Day back in 1995 when a young piper-in-training at the Fernie ceremony faltered badly in his rendition of Amazing Grace. With his pipe reeds frozen he apologetically stepped back from the soldier and marched from the grounds, head down. I keenly felt his disappointment. But then later after the crowd had dispersed he returned with thawed pipes and shouldered his instrument and for just myself and the monument played the song with gusto. This remarkable show of determination haunted me for some time until I finally put my thoughts down on paper. The piece I wrote was entitled it: Determination Prevails for the Courageous and paralleled this pipers courage with our soldiers who also showed courage, conviction and grace. There are no less than 7,500 memorials across Canada that pay their respects to those lost in wars. There are pyramids, cairns, plaques, stelae, shafts, crosses and obelisks. And then there are the statues, just over 400 of them, half of which are made of Carrara marble from Italy. About eighty are either bronze or stone statues designed and built in Canada by Canadian artists and sculptors. They are among the very best and most diverse in our country and the Fernie cenotaph, in its spectacular setting, is one of the finest. The gifted sculptor that crafted the Fernie cenotaph was a German born master by the name of Emanuel Hahn. His story carries a lesson to all of us about perseverance amid bias and narrow-mindedness. Hahn was only seven when he immigrated to Canada with his family in 1888. On the very day he was old enough he became a naturalized Canadian citizen. Emanuel Hahn studied art and design in Toronto and eventually returned to Germany for more training at the Stuttgart art academy where he apprenticed with a sculptor. Back in Canada from 1908 to 1912 Hahn worked as a studio assistant for the brilliant Canadian sculptor Walter Seymour Allward, designer of the magnificent Vimy Ridge memorial. It is interesting to note that Allward eventually bequeathed many of his personal sculpting tools to his protégé Emanuel Hahn. In 1906 Hahn also began working on contract for the Thomson Monument Company and by 1919 was its chief designer. He held that position for over forty years. It is interesting to note that Thomson’s advertisements featured many of his designs, but they rarely mentioned him by name after the end of the war lest his German roots lose them business. This position was not entirely unfounded and can be traced back specifically to an incident in 1925 when Hahn’s design for a new monument for the City of Winnipeg won out over 47 other submittals. Shortly after the unanimous awarding an uproar was precipitated by some, who on discovering his German birth, vociferously demanded that award’s withdrawal. The committee unfortunately ceded to their demands and Hahn was paid $500 for his design while the committee moved on to what they considered the next best design. This time the rules specifically dictated that the winning design must come from someone born in Canada or in an Allied Nation. A creation by Canadian born artist Elizabeth Wyn-Wood was chosen and brought about further controversy and debate. Shortly after choosing her it was discovered that she had been trained by Emanuel Hahn and that by the time of the award was in fact his wife. Once again there was uproar and once again the loudest braying resulted in the commission being withdrawn. Neither Hahn nor Wyn-Wood were allowed to design the Winnipeg Cenotaph. This apparently did not affect Hahn’s popularity or acceptance noticeably and he went on to design hundreds of pieces of art across Canada. Returning back to before the Winnipeg story we find that in 1921 Hahn, who by then was a well-established, highly regarded sculptor, was commissioned to create a grieving soldier statue for the town of Westville, Nova Scotia. That beautiful bronze was so well received that others across Canada began serious fundraising for identical versions of it. Another identical bronze statue exists in Cornwall, Ontario but there are no less than eight more granite carved versions that were supplied by Thomson’s master craftsman to other communities across the country, including Fernie. The statues are in fact not truly identical and according to author Alan Livingstone MacLeod’s book: Remembered in Bronze and Stone: “each shows subtle differences from the others.” It is interesting to note that the Westville statue is the only one of the ten that is signed by Hahn. The list of Hahn’s noted works actually go back as far as 1916 when he carved the profound monument, located at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, to commemorate the Empress of Ireland disaster. On May 29th, 1914 the Empress sank in the St. Lawrence near Rimouski with 1,012 lives lost including 167 of the 197 Salvation Army officers and families on their way to a Salvation Army congress in London. The Blairmore Enterprise reported on June 15th of 1914 that one of Empress victims was 26 year old A.E. Stillman, the general manager for the W.J. Budd Company out of Calgary. Stillman had just been in Blairmore the month before checking on some construction projects. Budd’s company started up the Rocky Mountain Cement Company here and built amongst other buildings the Peuchen Block in downtown Blairmore. They also installed Blairmore’s water system in 1912. Getting back to Hahn, on July 22, 1922 Sir Arthur Currie, commander of the Canadian Corps in World War One, chose, sponsored and dedicated yet another moving Hahn war memorial at St. Lambert in Quebec. The statue is of a soldier going full stride running into action with a rifle in his right hand. St Lambert is directly across the St. Lawrence River from McGill University where Currie was by then the university’s principal. The very first Hahn “going over the top” statue like St. Lamberts can be found in Summerside, P.E.I. Another of Hahn’s most revered works, known as “Tommy in Greatcoat,” was completed a year later in Lindsay, Ontario. Once again Hahn returned to the portrayal of a somber figure like Fernie’s silent sentinel. Author MacLeod describes this moving work thusly: “His head bend downward, the soldier rests on his rifle, helmet hanging from his left forearm. His is an Photos From Top: Emanuel Hahn's soldier standing guard near essay in pensive, quiet, contemplation. What is he thinking about? The anthe iconic Fernie courthouse, Hahn's "Going Over the Top" memoswer is easy to imagine.” rial at St. Lambert, Quebec - courtesy wikipedia, Emanuel Hahn On May 23 of that same year, in front of the Fernie courthouse, Hahn’s carving Tommy in Greatcoat - courtesy Manitoba Historical Society, lone bareheaded soldier was officially unveiled. Beneath the bowed granite Fernie's silent sentinel soldier - John Kinnear photo, Emanuel Hahnhead of this perfect Hahn design are engraved the “books’, the lists of those sculptor and visionary"- wikipedia lost in the Great War. There are a heartbreaking 93 names on two sides of the mount of this stone warrior. One other side carries a list of twenty souls lost in World War Two and a single entry for the Korean War. Emanuel Hahn went on to do hundreds of Canadian designs. One need only reach into one’s pocket to find a Hahn original. The image of the famous Nova Scotia racing schooner “Bluenose” on our ten cent piece and the caribou head on the quarter are just a few of his varied coin designs. Hahn also sculpted the profile of Queen Elizabeth II that was used in 1953 on Canada’s coronation stamps. Emanuel Hahn never had to slog through the mud of the trenches of Ypres or suffered the terrifying barrages of enemy artillery. Nor did he ever have to deal with the loss of a “beloved fellow soldier” but somehow he understood what horrors these men endured in the trenches. Whether his war memorial designs were allegorical or aggressive they never fail to reach us, from one end of this country to another.

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The Legacy of Emanuel Hahn

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Classic Rock fans rejoice…..On March 29th of 2019, Iconic British pop legends joined the likes of Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, and Roxy Music as the 2019 class of the North American Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the induction ceremony took place exactly 50 years to the day, after the Zombies’ classic, “Time of the Season” first hit #1 on the charts in America. The Zombies were part of the British invasion to North America in the 60’s with the likes of The Stones,The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and many more establishing a worldwide base of fans in a very quick fashion. Never content to only look back, and despite a busy touring schedule, the Zombies are also in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2015 Billboard charting album,”Still Got That Hunger”. Led by founding members, vocalist Colin Blunstone, and world renowned keyboardist Rod Argent, the Zombies 21st century line-up features Steve Rodford on drums, renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey, and the newest member Soren Koch on bass. The band’s live per-

formances are described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “absolutely triumphant”’, takes fans on a journey through time, from their early hit their 1968 masterpiece “Odessey and Oracle”, post Zombies solo favourites, right to today with “Still Got That Hunger”. The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, the Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There”, and “Tell her No”. Ironically the group actually broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success, the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swansong album “Odessey and Oracle”, which is ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. To this day, generations of new bands have cited the Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans, as their music is still played on countless radio stations across North America today. The reason is, is that the Zombies have produced timeless music.

Following the breakup of the original band, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career with hits including “Say You Don’t Mind,” “What becomes of the Brokenhearted”, and “Old and Wise”, with Alan Parsons P r o j e c t . Keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked 70’s arenas with his great band Argent ("Hold Your Head up”, and “God Gave Rock n Roll to You”). However, the legend of the Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect the Zombies. The explosive release of “Still Got that Hunger”, proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances on the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, the Late show with Stephan Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as the Zombies’ critically acclaimed album “Odessey and Oracle” re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later, at the same

time as “Still Got That Hunger”. The band’s 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction marked a major triumph in their 5 decade career, but you can be sure they will not rest on their laurels as the Zombies story continues on. The Zombies tour will be making a stop at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre on April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. This show will be the only interior date on the tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday November 8th. All Seats are reserved and priced at $55.00 all inclusive. You can purchase tickets at the Key City Theatre box office or by phone at 250-426-7006 or online at If you are a fan of old time classic rock, you are not going to want to miss The Zombies LIVE in concert at the Key City theatre on April 22nd/2020. It’s the chance of a lifetime to hear and experience one of the world’s longest lasting and iconic rock/pop bands in the intimate acoustical surroundings of Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre.. The Zombies LIVE on tour is a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection, the company that brought you Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, The Downchild Blues Band, Jann Arden, The Bare Naked Ladies, Serena Ryder, Matt Andersen, Colin James, Jesse Cook, Dean Brody, Bob Dylan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Loverboy, Alice Cooper, and many many more. For more information on the Zombies go to: http://

Thank You Re: John George Gibson

A special thank you to Fr. Joseph Nagothu, for all the prayers said over John. To Deacon Renzo Castellarin for all the visits, prayers and communion Sundays to help prepare him for his home in heaven. John commented several times how happy he was that you both came when needed most. He was in a state of Grace when he left us. To Fantin’s Chapels, staff, for taking care of the arrangements in such a professional way and going the extra mile with compassion. To Drs’ Botha and Chalmers Nixon for all your efforts to assist when managing John’s illness.To Mike Slater, all the nurses, Drs’ on call, paramedics, lab techs, you were always there for him. For family, friends and caring neighbours, those who sent mass cards, sympathy cards. gift cards, food, flowers, comforting phone calls, all the visits, lunch invites and suppers. I don’t know what I would do without all of you. John and I are very blessed and grateful. God bless you all. A private memorial mass will be held in the Spring at the Holy Trinity Parish.

~ Donna Anne Gibson (nee Hurtak)

MunICIPaLITY oF CRoWSnEST PaSS noTICE oF DEVELoPMEnT PERMIT LanD uSE BYLaW no. 868-2013 The Development Authority of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass recently approved the following development application(s): 1. DP2019-090: 8502 – 14 Avenue, Coleman; Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 1411556 i. Discretionary Use: Accessory building proposed in front yard area (24’ x 22’; 528 sq. ft. /6.7m by 7.3m; 48.9 sq. m. detached garage) 2. DP2019-094: 104 Wolfstone Terrace; Lot 2, Block 3, Plan 0612636 i. Discretionary Use: Accessory building proposed in front yard area (22’ x 18’; 396 sq. ft./6.7m by 5.5m; 36.8 sq. m. detached garage) 3. DP2019-095: 15002 – 13 Avenue, Frank; Lot 16 & 17, Block 17, Plan 36611 i. Discretionary Use: Change of Use – Kennel. Variance required to locate kennel use within 304.8m/1000ft. of residential dwellings. Any persons claiming to be adversely affected by the above development may file an appeal in writing by November 6, 2019, to the MUNICIPALITY OF CROWSNEST PASS, SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD, BOX 600, CROWSNEST PASS, ALBERTA T0K 0E0. A fee of $400.00 must be included with the appeal. Taylor Felt Interim Development officer Municipality of Crowsnest Pass P.0. Box 600 | Crowsnest Pass, alberta | T0k 0E0 P 403 562-8833 F 403 563-5581 E

Random Act of Kindness On Friday, November 1, a student from the Isabelle Sellon 6A class stopped in the Pass Herald to drop off this note as a random act of kindess. It was both surprising and uplifting to receive this wonderful note from the student. A little kindness certainly goes a long way to making my day here at the Pass Herald a little bit nicer. - Lisa Sygutek

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I sat beside your bedside, My hearts was crushed and sore; I did my best until the end, 'Til I could do no more.

Those who have a Mother, cherish her with care, For you never know the heartache, Till you see her vacant chair.

In tears I watched you sinking, I watched you fade away; And though my heart was breaking, I knew you could not stay.

I held you in my arms Mum, I held you close to me God took you to a better place And left your love with me.

Tears in place of wishes, Heartaches mixed with love, No happy birthday wishes, No cards to Mother with love.

Four years feels like four minutes. You are still the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep. I miss you more than words.

Love and missed every second of every day. ~ Lisa

MuniCiPal distriCt oF ranCHland no. 66 PuBliC worKs ManaGer The Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 is one of the most historic and picturesque areas in southern Alberta. Encompassing nearly 2,500 km2, the municipality consists of forest reserves, protected areas, creeks, streams and open rangeland. It hosts a provincial park, wildland provincial parks, and natural areas. Approximately 75 percent of the municipal land base is Crown owned in addition to large holdings of privately-owned ranch land and provincial grazing leases. The iconic Cowboy Trail (Hwy 22) bisects the municipality from north to south. The municipality shares its borders with Foothills County, the Municipal District of Pincher Creek, Municipal District of Willow Creek, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and Kananaskis Improvement District. The Council, staff and ratepayers are unwavering in their dedication to protect and preserve Alberta’s native ecosystems and heritage ranching. Much of the land in the municipality is unbroken and not accessible by roads, which provides a distinct form of environmental conservation. This municipality is unique in the Alberta municipal sector with a population of approximately 90 people residing on secluded ranching operations, and no urban settlements within our boundaries, requiring residents to travel outside the municipality for goods and services. Our municipal Shop and Administration building are located on Highway 22 near Chain Lakes Provincial Park requiring a commute to work depending on the selected candidate’s choice of residence. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Public Works Manager is a member of the senior management team. Working with the CAO and other Department Manager you will help ensure the consistent application of Council’s goals, objectives, bylaws and policies. The selected individual will have a post-secondary education in a related discipline such as Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation and/or a combination of education and experience. A minimum of 3-5 years of related and progressive management experience in a municipal public works setting would be an asset. You will have a high degree of personal initiative, integrity and professionalism with the ability to utilize your leadership skills to coach, mentor and motivate staff. You will enjoy project management and have worked with a variety of stakeholders to ensure projects are accomplished on time and within budget. You will have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and are committed to continuous improvement. Potential applicants are invited to investigate the job description, municipal values, philosophy and activities by exploring our website at The closing date for applications is November 15, 2019. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter electronically to The M.D. of Ranchland thanks all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those being considered will be contacted.

Crowsnest Pass adult eduCation assoCiation

AnnuAl GenerAl MeetinG thursday, november 21, 2019 We invite you to join the Board of Directors of The Crowsnest Pass Adult Education Association. • Work with other individuals who are committed to providing service for our community’s adult learners • Attend meetings throughout the year • Bring new ideas for programming

thursday, november 21, noon to 1pm, room #3 at the MdM Community Centre, 2802-222 street, Bellevue, alberta Please rsVP by november 14, 2019 or for more information contact us e-mail: or Phone: (403)-563-8516

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~ In Memory ~

Darrel Hurtak


January 8, 1952 - November 2, 2018

JEAN DODSLEY (Née: Davock) February 27, 1939 – October 18, 2018 Jean Dodsley, 80 years of age, passed away on October 18, 2019 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, AB after a short illness. Jean was born February 27, 1939 at Carcroft, Yorkshire, England. She and her husband, John “Jack" emigrated from England on July 21, 1974 along with thirty-seven other families for the men to work in the coalmines for Kaiser Resources. Moving to Canada was a decision they never regretted. Jean is survived by her four children, Jackie, John and Steve Dodsley and Lorraine Baker, as well as nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John “Jack”. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In leiu of flowers, it was Jean’s wish that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( Condolences may be registered at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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Thank You A HUGE Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and supported CCHS during the Green and Gold Tournament on Nov.1 and 2. It was a great success, we had 16 teams from Alberta and BC and watched some amazing volleyball! Special thank you to all the parents who baked, and brought supplies, to Chris' Restaurant for their generous donation, CNP 40 Assets for face painting and members working the concession. The Athletic and Academic Society for working the door and volunteering. Thank you also to all the staff and students who contributed to making the event such a success.

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CNP Royal Purple donates to organizations Top row photos left: Teacher Lesley Margetak, Principal Elaine Garner, Assistant Principal Myrna Dembicki along with students Noah Burton and Charlotte Ramage accept a donation of $2,000 from Frances Kuryluk and Irene Filafilo of the Royal Purple. The money will be going to the LAND project at Horace Allen School. Top row photo right: CCHS Principal Christine McKie accepts a $2,000 donation from Frances Kuryluk and Irene Filafilo of the Royal Purple. Middle row photo left: Secretary of the York Creek Residency Association, Pauline Desjardins, Resident Mary Habdas along with President of the YCRA Ed Grey, accept a $2,000 donation to the YCRA from Frances Kuryluk and Irene Filafilo of the Royal Purple. Middle row photo right: Joanne Drain of KidSport accepts a $500 donation from Frances Kuryluk and Irene Filafilo of the Royal Purple. Bottom row photo: Program Coordinator for the Crowsnest Pass Literacy Foundation Barb Lindsell accepts a $500 donation from Frances Kuryluk and Irene Filafilo of the Royal Purple. All these donations were done to show support to the community that has helped the Royal Purple over the years. Both Kuryluk and Filafilo were members of the Royal Purple for over 61 years. David Selles photos

Passtrak results Ritch Braun - Passtrak

The competition took place in Wetaskiwin on Saturday November 2. Passtrak had two athletes representing the club. The weather was favourable with very little wind, mostly overcast and the temperature hovering around six degrees. This was Jack Bailey’s first time competing in a cross country race in the older U16 boys age group. They completed a gruelling 4 km coursewhich included a series of challenging hills. He covered the distance in 22:21 averaging 5:36 per km. finishing in 28th place. Jasper Smith donned a Passtrak uniform for the first time in Wetaskiwin. He was entered in the U10 boys 1 km competition. He did himself and his club proud by clocking 5:07 for a 5th place finish. This race concludes the cross country running season for Passtrak. They will now adjust their training and look ahead to the upcoming indoor track and field season which commences November 16.

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ProPerTies for sale 2041-135 Street, Blairmore 2033-135 Street, Blairmore

Both properties are vacant and are open for inspection. Very good Blairmore locations Building report, RPR’s, and Compliance letters are current. All offers will be considered. Must be sold before winter.

A Grand Opening Alan and Tiffany Ritchie held a grand opening at Ritchie Parts & Mechanical on Friday November 1st as a way to welcome customers. After working under the former owner of the business Doug Gunn (Top Gunn Automotive), Alan and his wife Tiffany officially took over as owners on November 1st. David Selles photo

Hospital Tree of Hope A token of memory for loved ones who have passed away

Pass Herald staff

The Christmas holidays are a time to spend time with family and loved ones, but they also often resurrect the memories of those no longer with us. Serving as a token of memory for loved ones who have passed, the Crowsnest Pass Hospital Auxiliary is selling ornaments for their annual Tree of Hope, which has been an ongoing project for over 30 years. “It’s to remember their loved ones and then to help with things at the hospital. We like to be able to give back to the hospital,” says Margaret Woodward, chairperson of the Crowsnest Pass Hospital Auxiliary. Set up in the atrium of the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, the Tree of Hope is decorated with ornaments inscribed with loved ones’ names. The tree goes up on December 2 and after January 7, when the tree is taken down, people can bring their ornament home as a keepsake or leave it at the tech shop to donate towards and put up the next year. Ornaments can be purchased for a $5 mini-

mum and all proceeds go back to the hospital or the extended care unit to purchase items that aren’t covered by grants and that can’t fit into the hospital budget. Over the years, the auxiliary has purchased chairs, televisions, kitchen appliances, clocks. The Crowsnest Pass Hospital Auxiliary has been in existence for 68

years, since April 1950. In addition to the Tree of Hope, they host three bake sales throughout the year and operate the tuck shop in the hospital’s atrium. Donation slips for Tree of Hope ornaments can brought into the tuck shop at the hospital, or mailed in. Details and donation slip can be found below.

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Geo-cell Protection Construction continues at the centre access to Blairmore with the placing of a geo-cell product used for erosion protection. The cells in the photo will be filled with topsoil and then hydroseeded. John Kinnear photos

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