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Running across the province
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10 years following his own cancer diagnosis, Tyson Yanchycki is celebrating life and loved ones lost by running across Alberta via #3 highway. The journey will begin at the British Columbia border and continue until the #3 highway meets the Trans-Canada Highway in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Yanchycki will run 201 miles (324 kilometres) to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. He is honouring the memory of his Grandmother (Dolores Bell) , Uncle (Bryan "Cameron" Bell) and all of those who lost or continue to battle cancer.
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Thank You Thank you Crowsnest Pass for awarding me the Order of the Crowsnest Pass for Outstanding Volunteer of the year award. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought about receiving an award for being a Volunteer Fireman. I just thought it was a responsibility as a citizen to help the community whether it be a fire, an accident or medical emergency. Again thank you very much for the award. ~ Cliff White
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Crowsnest Council briefs and update Stars - Municipal Development Plan - Council appointments/Deputy Mayor schedule - Q3 Finanical Report - Ortho photo project DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter The following topics were discussed at the Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 10th. STARS Virtual Update – Glenda Farnden, Sr. Municipal Relations Liaison Glenda Farnden, Sr. Municipal Relations Liaison of the STARS Foundation provides an annual update to Council on fundraising efforts, STARS missions in our community, equipment updates, etc. Council has committed to an annual budgeted donation of $5000 for STARS. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Glenda Farnden is unable to provide an inperson update on the STARS Foundation. Glenda has graciously agreed to provide a virtual update through Microsoft Teams. In lieu of the annual cheque presentation to Glenda, the cheque was mailed on October 30th. The update included the following information: STARS introduced COVID changes and protocols and had an increase in calls related to COVID. STARS were asked to participate in an international consortium about COVID. The majority of staff are working from home. STARS downsized all locations. There is a decrease in funding, including government funding and fundraising initiatives have all seen a decline. Municipal funding has not declined. There are increased expenses due to increased missions. STARS began a training pilot program. Council was also provided an overview of missions to end of October. The update also included information on the phasing out of current helicopters and replacing with new H145 with breakthrough technology. This includes expected additions to the fleet. Bylaw 1059, 2020 – Municipal Development Plan Bylaw – First Reading The Municipality has been working on developing a new Municipal
Development Plan (MDP) for a considerable amount of time and is now at a stage for first reading of a bylaw to adopt the MDP. The draft MDP has been sent to stakeholders such as the Livingstone School District, provincial agencies, etc, along with the MPC and the MDs of Pincher Creek and Ranchlands. Their comments will be brought back for Council's consideration of second reading, which is tentatively set for December 8, 2020. The Public Hearing has also been scheduled for December 8, 2020. Councillor Ward moved first reading of Bylaw 1059, 2020 Municipal Development Plan Bylaw and to post the draft bylaw on the Municipal website. Amended Councillor Committee Appointments for 2021 and 202021 Deputy Mayor Schedule Council committee appointments were made in the interim at the Organizational Meeting of Council to ensure that all committees had the required Council member representation. Councillor Girhiny has now been officially declared elected and sworn in; and can now be appointed to serve as a Council representative on any Municipal Board, Committee, or Society. Councillor Girhiny will serve on the following committees: Emergency Management Committee, Parks & Recreational Advisory Committee, Pass Powderkeg Ski Society, Protective Services Advisory Committee, Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association and the Bellevue Ecomuseum Trust, Intermunicipal Development Plan Committee MCNP & MD of Pincher Creek and the Intermunicipal Development Plan Committee MCNP & MD of Ranchlands as an alternate. Q3 2020 Financial Report This is the third quarterly report for the 2020 budget year. In general,
the Municipality should be at 75% percent spend assuming revenue and expenses occur equally through out the year. Some of the revenue and expenses occur at specific points in the year. On the revenue side, Property taxes are the largest sources of revenue and occur in June. From an expenditure side there are several large one time expenses that occur. Insurance ($340,000), Grants to Organizations ($443,000) and Payroll Vacation entitlement ($373,000) are recorded in January. Transfers to reserve ($776,000) and interdepartmental transfers ($616,000) generally happen at the end of the year when actual balances are known. Overall, the Municipality has received 89% percent of the annual revenues and spent 64% percent of the expenses. With Covid-19, rental revenues and sale of goods are down and will remain lower for that budget. With no Community Peace Officer for the last 9 months, revenue from Fines are down as well but this will be offset by no wages being paid out until September. Other cost savings are a result of travel and accommodation to attend conferences and training being cancelled. With construction season underway, there is a time lag between work completed in September and when the invoices are received for payment. The Municipality is on track to be within budget by year-end provided business as usual prevails for the remainder of the year. Southern Alberta Ortho Photo Project Ortho Photos provide aerial photography that is corrected for distance, area, and direction by draping the acquired imagery over the surface of the earth. These corrected images used in our local mapping platforms provide a valuable tool for all aspects of our operations including assessment, construction, survey, taxation, addressing, emergency services, etc. Day to day use examples include simple image view-
ing, measuring distances, calculating areas, planning job layouts, project ground truthing and confirmations, as well as building footprint calculations. Consistent refresh cycles of ortho photo imagery has been considered an operational requirement for the expected efficiencies it provides. The Municipality has traditionally participated in a similar ortho project with ORRSC with member urban municipalities in order to continue to acquire critical imagery every 3 to 4 years. This was done in 2002, 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2017. The area of coverage has been just the urban area and not the entire boundaries. The imagery is done at 12cm pixels. The Municipality will be participating in this project with the next flight that has not yet been scheduled. The Municipality is looking to partner for the first time, with the 2021 Southern Alberta Partnership Ortho Photo Project to complete a fly over of the entire boundaries of the community however at a lesser resolution of 25cm pixels. This will be more cost effective but will allow us to have some imagery for our more rural areas that we do utilize from time to time. The frequency of these photos will be less often as they will be used more for reference. This collaboration approach has reduced our cost for Ortho Photos to an absolute minimum and has been able to attract considerable amounts of provincial government grant funding in the past. Councillor Filipuzzi moved that Council allocates up to $10,000 towards the 2021 Operating Budget, with funds coming from the Information Technology Budget, to participate in the 2021 Southern Alberta Partnership Ortho Photo Project and that Council authorizes the Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26 to act as the managing partner for the Ortho Photo Partnership Project on behalf of the Municipality.
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In the lIne of fIre Between November 9 and November 16, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 35 calls for service including the following reported incidents. One (1) assaults, two (2) break and enter (residential), two (2) fraud/forgery, three (3) threats/harassments, three (3) thefts, one (1) disturbing the peace, four (4) other provincial statutes, four (4) driving complaints, four (4) motor vehicle collisions, two (2) assistance to general public, two (2) suspicious occurrences, one (1) assistance to other agencies, two (2) animal calls, two (2) municipal bylaw and two (2) lost and found. Vehicle Damage On November 9th, 2020, there was a complaint of the driver’s side mirror being broken off of a Toyota truck parked in Bellevue. The incident occurred within the past few days.
Break-in On November 9th, 2020, there was a complaint of a fenced compound being broken into and a Honda 3000 generator was stolen. The breakin and theft occurred sometime overnight. Fraud On November 11th, 2020, there was a complaint of e-transfer fraud. The recipient advised he did not receive money that was sent to him. The bank was contacted for further investigation. Theft On November 11th, 2020, there was a complaint of theft of a licence plate from a vehicle parked in Lundbreck. The theft occurred sometime overnight. Scam On November 13th, 2020, there was a complaint of a scam from a person advising her son needed money. The elderly person sent some money
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and a further phone call requested more money be sent but the bank advised her it was a scam. Disturbance On November 13th, 2020, there was a complaint of disturbance at a gas station in Coleman. The suspect appeared intoxicated and was trying to fight with people. The suspect left location on foot. At approximately 20:30 hours, there was a separate complaint of a male and female trying to break into a residence a block away from the gas station. Entry was not gained and the suspects left on foot. Patrols were made in attempt to locate suspects. It is currently under investigation. Lost Wallet On November 13th, 2020, there was a complaint of a lost ladies wallet near the trailer court in Coleman. This was reported for info in case it is found.
The Simple Raven’s Post by Avner Perl
How to break a contract If we take a newborn baby and leave it outside, it will die. It’s a complete human being; it can’t survive on its own. We are born into a contract with our society. The first part of life we spend on growing and learning how to be human. We accumulate information and physical strength and go on to learn how to be useful. In most cases, the parents raise us, and society steps in to help. When we are mature enough they train us to do our share, pair up and reproduce, giving some time to bring up the young. Another obligation is to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves. The sick, handicapped, and most importantly the old, often aging parents. This is the social contract. It is like a cheese sandwich. You must eat the bread on both sides to enjoy the cheese between them. If we break the contract, it is the end. People will not have a reason to have and raise children, will not trust that they will be taken care of, and try to take care of themselves. A few will succeed, but there will not be enough abled bodies to take care of the rest. The social order will collapse. Some people will use others to care for them, but those others will not be blind to what faith awaits them. They are human also and will use all of their abilities to change an unfair contract. For every action, there is an equal reaction. When there is no other option there is war. History is full of examples where some people tried to break the contract and failed. When Hitler began thinking about saving money by ridding Germany of unproductive people, he took some small steps over a long time. The education system was slowly changed, a propaganda machine was developed, and unwanted people were demonized and blamed for things they could do nothing about. Slowly the unwanted were removed from highly visible positions and described as cheater, losers, stealers, and subhumans. Handicapped people were killed “mercifully” and their deaths were assigned medical names. Even soldiers maimed in the battle of Stalingrad were euthanized and the telegrams to families stated their brave sacrifice, (I was told.) Here I have been observing a slow movement towards making life more difficult for the labour force for years. The quality of healthcare is diminishing (Not the service) and there is a push towards a two-tier system. Soon expensive modern treatment will not be available for the common people who can’t afford it.
Intoxicated Male On November 14th, 2020, there was a complaint of an unwanted intoxicated male at a residence in Coleman. Police attended the residence and arrested a 55-year-old male and lodged him in cells until sober. No charges were laid. Found Items RCMP have one found ladies gym bag with clothes in it and a laptop that was found on 27 Avenue in Bellevue. A backpack was also found on November 9th on 16 Avenue and 90 Street in Coleman. Reminder to property owners to lock your doors and vehicles. Also mark your belongings and record serial numbers of tools and other important items. Anyone with information regarding any crime is urged to contact the Crowsnest Pass RCMP Detachment at 403-562-2867, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800422-TIPS.
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Education is dwindling and becoming less effective for those who can’t afford private schools. Higher education is now out of reach for many, while the institution that provides it is filled up with higher-paying foreign students. It is obvious that we have moved towards “efficiency” meaning saving money, instead of investing our tax dollars in our needs. The saved money is not showing up to support the growing need for helping the elderly, who lately are severely under attack by COVID-19. Instead, there are conspiracy theories circulating telling people that the present pandemic is a hoax propagated by drug companies and others. They claim, amongst other things, that the medical profession is blaming the pandemic for unrelated deaths which would normally occur, anyway. Those are of questionable quality and meant to confuse the less intellectual crowd. Presently Canada spends a third less than other western nations on senior care per capita. We also have Health Care, which doesn’t supply needed medications and related services. Our population is forced to use the most expensive polluting transportation option, namely private vehicles. If we try to fix the problems, we are told that we can leave. It doesn’t have to be that way. The kids who can’t afford good daycares or schools are the future. The patients waiting while getting sicker to get care are the workforce, often those who feed and take care of us. We built the care homes, private and government-run and we pay a lot more than what we get to keep them open. The people in them, miners, farmers, teachers, mothers, and grandmothers are those who raised us trusting that they would be cared for when they get close to the end. Now they are packed like sardines, have only half of the care time that a senior gets, let’s say in Germany, and left to die alone in filth if there is a pandemic. The homes are not regulated and inspected properly, and our leaders are working day and night to reduce what is spent on them. The hospitals are earmarked for the same “to reduce taxes” but not for you and me. My taxes only go up either directly or by the government squeezing municipalities and schools to the bone. On remembrance day we say, “those who gave their lives” and so on. I have seen wars and knew people who lost their friends. I can tell you that in most cases people sacrifice for the social contract they have with those around them. That is the human way. Some people are brainwashed to think the economy is all that matters, but they are wrong. The economy is what we hire the government to look after, without breaking the more important social contract. If we break that and lose our humanity, we are doomed. Thank God that women and young people are taking on leadership positions. Perhaps they will do what the men failed to do and save the human species. There is more to life than profiting from other’s existence. Here is a link to my blog: https://thesimpleravenspost.blogspot.ca/ Feel free to check other articles and comment.
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New Vet begins at Bellevue Vet Clinic DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
The Bellevue Veterinary Clinic has hired a new vet. Dr. Trina Maloney joins the staff after completing her schooling and spending two years in central Alberta. "I graduated from the University of Calgary in Veterinary Medicine in June of 2018. I began my career in the Sherwood Park area at a small vet clinic." Maloney says the decision to make the move to the southwest part of the province was primarily based on this past summer’s experiences. "My boyfriend and I spent a lot of time doing some mountain biking around this area during the summer and we also climbed Turtle Mountain. We spent some time camping in the area and we thought it would be amazing to live somewhere like the Pass. We had been jokingly talking about it over the summer and I just so happened to be perusing the veterinary listing in the Alberta Vet Magazine and I saw that Dr. Christine had an opening at this clinic and I thought this was an
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Dr. Trina Maloney has joined the staff at Bellevue Vet Clinic. After Graduating from the University of Calgary, Maloney spent 2 years in Sherwood Park before making her way to the Crowsnest Pass.
amazing opportunity. The biggest reason I guess would be that we were drawn by the mountains." With the change in area, Dr. Maloney says she is excited to have a lifestyle change that comes with it. "We are very excited to have a little bit of a lifestyle change here and really embrace the outdoor living style and small town living." Dr. Maloney also says that all her interactions with the community so far have been amazing. "Everybody has been so lovely so far. Everyone
seems very nice." Dr. Maloney will be providing many different services at the clinic. "I am a general practitioner. I do general healthcare and preventative medicine such as vaccinations and deworming. I do routine examinations, blood work assessments on a routine basis and also sick pets. I can also do diagnostic workups on sick pets that come in. I do surgery within the scope of a general practitioner. I do things like spay/neuter surgeries, some eye surgeries and dental surgeries as well. Basically I do
the good preventative medicine when pets are healthy and then on the flipside when we've got a sick pet, offering them directed treatment is definitely of course a passion of mine as well." Dr. Maloney says she is thankful for the reception she's received so far and is looking forward to engaging with more of the community soon. "I'm so excited to start here and get to know everybody. So far it really seems as though I've been warmly welcomed into the community and I just want to say thank you for that."
A Walk with a Doc The Crowsnest Medical Clinic held a walk with a doc on Thursday, November 12th. The walk discussion for this walk focused on diabetes and what can be done to limit and control the effects it has on the human body. Dr. Bell from the Crowsnest Medical clinic led the walk.
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Editorial Christmas is my very favourite time of year. My mom always made this holiday the very best. It usually started with Christmas Eve at my great grandparents Kubik’s house in Blairmore. As a little girl, I remember sitting in their house looking through the big window waiting for Santa to arrive, and arrive he did. As we got older, we used to go to my auntie Donna’s house. The adults would sit around the table having a few (or a lot of) drinks and we younger ones would hang out with our cousins. Christmas morning really was special, as Santa came to our house, giving me a gift until I was 18 years old. My mom would decorate the house as if Santa threw up in it. My dad would bitch the whole time, muttering under his breath something about holy #$@&%*! Christmas. Deep down, I think he enjoyed it. Well, kind of... The outside of the house was as great as the inside. Again, my dad decorated until I was 18 and in university, the only difference being that now he could yell the expetives out loud, seeing as I was older. My point is that I have tried my hardest to keep the best of these traditions alive in my house. My family is remarkably smaller than when my parents were alive, but I decorate the snot out of my house and the Pass Herald. I make sure the outside is done and Santa arrives every Christmas morning. This year, Keiran is home doing university remotely and Aiden is away at school trying to get through his first year of engineering and not failing. His class started with 41 students and they are down to 19, and he’s still there. He told me that the water is nose level and he’s managing not to drown. I think it’s a good visual of how hard it is. Back to the Pass Herald. Four years ago when I was standing on a ladder decorating the office, Buddy came in with a huge smile and a Tim Hortons tea for me and was so happy that I was making our place festive. He would say, “Lisa, you are just like your mother” and I have to say, it was the best compliment of the year. So much of my life has changed in those four years, losses I can’t even express, some through death, others not. This year as I decorate, my heart will be heavy. I will be waiting for my best friend to walk into our office and tell me how proud he is of me, but it is going to be silent again this year. Still, I’ll decorate with a tear in my eye. Once I’m done I invite you to stop in to the Pass Herald and see the finished product. I must say, I think it’s one of the best-decorated places in town and the best part is that every decoration in this place was bought locally. I shopped everywhere in town from Copy Magic, Coleman Remedy’s, Pharmasave, Summit Home Centre and Allied and I bought from local artisans. I helped keep our local economy alive and kicking. I’m heading to Crocket’s next to buy some cool pajamas for my niece and nephews. The thing is, we can buy locally. We have the means to support our own community. If we don’t believe in ourselves and promote ourselves, then who will? I challenge you all to try local first. If you can say you made the effort and it didn’t work, then you did your part to make our community better and stronger. So please stop in and say hi at the Pass Herald. I will have candy and newspapers and always a good conversation. I only have to wait a few weeks and I can go to town. My life is a lot lonelier now than it was just a few years ago but with my memories and traditions, I’ll make the best I can for my kids. I can’t wait for us to be all together celebrating around the tree and the riduculous decorations I have everywhere in my house. At least that’s the way I see it. LS
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A reverse Santa Clause parade Dear Editor; The Bellecrest Association was approached by last year’s organizer to organize this year’s Santa Parade in Bellevue. You are receiving this note to determine if you, your business, or your organization, would be interested in taking part this year as you may have participated in previous year’s events. This year due to Covid-19 regulations we will have a reverse parade. The floats/vehicles will be stationary, parked on both sides of Bellevue main street, and the public will either drive by or walk along the sidewalks. The Association intends to have all the Christmas lights installed and lite up
for this evening. What: A reverse Santa Parade Where: Bellevue main street -213 street When: November 27 between 6 and 7 pm (Note: staging by our parade marshal begins at 5:30) I encourage you to consider participating by parking a float or vehicle, or display, decorated for the season and ideally covered in lights. The parade will coincide with the first evening of the Annual Christmas Market which will be held at the MDM this year. In order to plan effectively and safely please RSVP to Bellecrestdays@gmail.co m as soon as you are able.
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Questions can be directed there too as I will be checking it regularly. Although a little different than previous years it will be nice to offer a welcome distraction to the community in these challenging times. I look forward to hearing from you. As this is a public event and we must adhere to Provincial and Municipal Guidelines. These are not comprehensive but here are a few points to be aware of: 1. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19, with a history of travel outside of Canada in the last14 days, and anyone who has close contact with a Covid-19 case in the last 14 days must remain at home. 2. Due to the risk of
contagion, candy/food or any other item, cannot be distributed to the public during this event. 3. Social distancing between the float participants and the public must be practiced and masks should be worn when that is not possible. 4. You will be outside for an hour so come prepared for the weather. Unfortunately we can’t control it. 5. As this is a static event you may want to consider more active ways to engage with the public. ie. lights, decorations, music ( no live singing due to Covid-19), musicians, and more overt communication with the public such as clapping, loud greetings. Think outside the box! Ian Crawford
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BRICKS - To the people building the houses and not buying their products locally. Being part of a small comunity means shopping local and supporting small business. Obvious not happening with this build! BRICKS - To the contractors building a house in Blairmore and who are leaving an environmental mess on the street and the building materials sticking out in the road making it a hazard. BOUQUETS - Big bouquets to the nurses and doctors at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care centre emergency department. You all were very caring and professional. The coffee guy.
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This past weekend, I was able to make the drive to Lethbridge to visit my family again. It will probably be the last trip I make until Christmas. While the roads were the worst I’ve driven on and it took me almost double the amount of time it usually takes me to get there, I was still glad I went. I was able to spend a bit of time with my brother opening packs of hockey cards from Tim Hortons. Every year we both try and get the full set and I am close to completing it after making some trades with him. It’s always fun when the cards come out. I was also able to see all my mom’s Christmas decorations put out. Her village was out, angels were positioned on ledges, and the nativity scene was front and centre above the fireplace. I love when my mom decorates for Christmas, there’s a Christmas decoration anywhere you look but at the same time it doesn’t feel cluttered. It’s the perfect amount of Christmas. While the day is still over a month away, I’m getting excited for the time I’ll spend with family. There’s still uncertainty over how much we’ll be able to see each other but I’m hopeful to have as normal a Christmas as possible. The traditions my family has always made this time of year special. One tradition that we kind of forgot after my siblings had kids was our gingerbread house competitions. Every year, we would have a guys vs. girls gingerbread house competition and more often than not, the guys were victorious. (Ok, I could be lying about that last part). I’m hoping that since most of the kids are older now, we’ll be able to resurrect the competition this year. Maybe we’ll even add in some of the kids.
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Newly refreshed 2 bedroom, main floor apartment condominium. New flooring, paint and newer appliances. Unit is close to laundry room and steps from the backdoor to the parking lot. Affordable, high quality accommodations in beautiful Crowsnest Pass. $105,000 CALL JOHN MLS
PRIme BUIlDInG loTS UnDeRGRoUnD PoWeR SeRVIce anD all oTHeR UTIlITIeS Timberline ridge in Bellevue offers a sunny location, beautiful mountain views and wide paved streets. These prime building lots are available at affordable prices, from $68,000 to $140,000. Large and fully serviced lots have underground power, easy topography, and are ready for the spring building season. Crowsnest Pass offers unparalleled value in the Canadian Rockies. Active, friendly community. CALL JOHN FOR MORE INFORMATION MLS
562-8830 firstname.lastname@example.org 31 IRonSTone Beautiful bungalow under construction at Ironstone Lookout. Open floor plan with luxurious finishes. Magnificent mountain views. Unobstructed vista to the south. Two bedrooms up and two down. 3 bathrooms. Kitchen with quartz counter-tops. Spacious media room. Large double car garage and driveway. Hardwood and tile flooring. Main floor laundry. Tremendous value for a luxurious home. Choice of finishes if bought early in the process. The purchase price does not include GST. CALL JOHN MLS
BlaIRmoRe One of a kind historic brick home located on an extra-large corner lot in Blairmore. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1920 with brick.. Self-contained apartment on second level. Amazing decks and backyard. Huge lot. Possibility of building another home without compromising the existing living and outdoor spaces. 24’ x 38’ garage, large garden shed and fenced RV parking. Phenomenal value and potential. $499,000 CALL JOHN MLS
BelleVUe Fantastic opportunity for commercial location along busy Highway 3. East and West bound traffic access. Currently occupied as a successful fly-fishing shop, known to fly fishermen throughout Canada and the U.S. Can be sold as a business to someone wishing for a change of pace or for a property that can be re-purposed. C1 zoning allows for different opportunities. High traffic volume in front of the property. $435,000 CALL JOHN MLS
coleman Solid 2 bedroom home with a newer 16x26 garage. Located on corner lot, very sunny Coleman location. Great mountain views. Fenced yard and RV parking. Affordable mountain get-away or revenue property. Very solid foundation for home in this price range. Crowsnest Pass offers tremendous opportunity for mountain enthusiasts. $135,000 CALL JOHN MLS
BlaIRmoRe commeRcIal Opportunity for first class office space in busy downtown Blairmore location. Currently used as a mine office, but may be re-purposed into any other commercial use. Excellent main street location. Current zoning is commercial. $104,000 CALL JOHN MLS
lUnDBRecK HoTel Live and work next to magnificent Alberta Rockies in Lundbreck. Large cinderblock building includes a restaurant, tavern, seven rooms, plus spacious manager's suite. 1.57 acres of land allows for plenty of parking. Large lawn. Huge garage. Close to Crowsnest/Castle rec area. Affordable opportunity for a new lifestyle. $210,000 CALL JOHN MLS
24 IRonSTone 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, bungalow with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Hardwood flooring, alder wood cabinets and quartz counters. Stainless steel appliances and gas fireplace. Master suite with large walk-in closet and 3-piece bathroom. Double car garage. Main floor laundry hookups and downstairs laundry. Spacious family room downstairs with wide stairway. Ample parking and beautiful green space. $334,000 CALL JOHN MLS
38 KananaSKIS WIlDS South facing, stunning mountain views and mature douglas fir trees. Great building site. All services, including water, sewer and high speed internet at property. Special mountain community, northside of the valley above Coleman, just off Kananaskis Hwy. Beautiful 1/3 of an acre fully serviced lot. $119,000 CALL JOHN MLS
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New building business comes to the Crowsnest Pass K & M Custom Homes Ltd. owned by Koral Lazzarotto and Mitchell Withrow ready to build your dream home DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
A new business has made a home in the Crowsnest Pass. Koral Lazzarotto and Mitchell Withrow have decided to make Crowsnest Pass the home for K & M Custom Homes LTD. Together, Lazzarotto and Withrow have 18 years of experience in home building and renovations and offer everything home building related. "We started a home building and renovation company. We do start to finish and are home warranty certified so we can provide that as well. We also do any type of renovations. Fences, decks, all those types of projects," said Lazzarotto. Lazzarotto and Withrow started their business a year ago but recently chose Crowsnest Pass as their home base. "We started this business a year ago but moved back to the Crowsnest Pass in July of this year," said Withrow. Withrow's experience
comes from a previous company he owns and still subcontracts out occasionally. "I have another company as well that does framing and contracting. I was based out of Calgary for the past 10 years." Both Lazzarotto and Withrow were ready to branch out on their own after working with different companies for a number of years. "I used to work for Burrows Building and then went on maternity leave and then we just wanted to branch out on our own," said Lazzarotto. "I was ready to do more. I did a lot of renovations and it was basically strictly framing. I wanted to get into the general side and this was a good opportunity to make the jump all at once," said Withrow. The business is currently home based and Lazzarotto says that currently, they don't feel a need for having a store location. "For us, he's always on a site anyways. There's no
need to have an office right now. People can call or email us, we have pages on Facebook and Instagram as well that people can contact us through. We can meet people at current projects we are working on to showcase what we can do, we can meet people at their homes for renovations and we can also meet people at lots that have been bought to give us an idea of the area we'd be working with. We're very flexible." Lazzarotto was born and raised in the Crowsnest Pass and has knowledge of the area, which helps in any potential projects. Both Lazzarotto and Withrow also say that they try and subcontract work locally as much as possible. "When you use local contractors it helps the area in general and helps with recommendations as well. It's something we try and do as much as possible." Withrow says he tries to be as present as possible when working a job and
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Koral Lazzarotto and Mitchell Withrow have started a new business in the Crowsnest Pass. K & M Custom Homes are able to build homes start to finish and also do home renovations as well. For more information that doing things right is and the business in the on what K & M Custom Crowsnest Pass. top priority. "We're excited to be Homes LTD. offers, you "I try to be there every day. I want to make sure back here and hopefully can reach Koral at 403-461everything is done right we'll get some local clients. 7876, Mitchell at 403-478by email at the first time. We take Being local and having my 6859, family here will be great. email@example.com pride in what we do." Lazzarotto is excited I'm excited to raise my or find them on Facebook and Instagram. for the future of her family family here."
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Remembrance Day a new way World War II veteran, private Frank Zeller, who is flanked by active Cst. Lessia Rudko and retired Cst. Jackie Sudworth at the Remembrance Day service hosted by Fantinâ€™s Funeral Chapel. The event was hosted on November 11th at 10:30 with honoured veterans and members of our police force from the Crowsnest Pass and surrounding area. The ceremony was by invitation only in order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions and to keep our cherished veterans safe. The host of the ceremony was veteran Ed Strembicki, President of the Coleman Legion with District Deputy Commander Wayne Shaw in attendance. An address was provided by the Honourable Mayor Blair Painter and Legion Chaplain Renso Castellarin. Herald Contributor photo
These pictures were sent to us by Ron Burnett. Ron has been able to photograph the beautiful Crownsest Pass while riding his motorcycle through the area this past summer. Thank you Ron for sending in these great photos and proof that the Crowsnest Pass is one of the most beautiful places in the world!
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Toy Hamper time COVID-19 update Women's Resource & Crisis Centre begins drive for toys
DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
The annual Toy Hamper Drive is underway for the Women's Resource & Crisis Centre. Executive Director for the Centre, Margaret Byrne, says this year the Centre is looking for many different things. "The trees are going out in the stores like previous years and then there are tags on the trees but really, we're looking for anything this year. Everything from babies to teenagers, anything works. With everything that's gone on I'm expecting more applications than usual this year." Byrne says there are a couple of ways to donate. "People can always donate to the Women's Resource Centre directly or the trees are up at their usual locations like the banks, Red Apple, drug stores and post offices and people can donate at those locations." The Women's Resource & Crisis Centre will begin taking applications later this month. "Applications start on the 23rd of November and we'll be taking them until December 9th. They'll be ready for pickup on December 23rd. We'll call people if they are ready before then," said Byrne. Byrne wants people to know that anyone who needs to can apply. "We know this is a different year. If someone has donated in the past and this year find themselves on the other side don't be afraid to apply. We have so many people that will be in difficult situations this year. We don't want to deter anyone from applying but we also don't want to push anyone into donating." People are able to apply with any of the board or staff at the Women's Resource Centre in person. People applying are asked to have photo identification and proof of current address for the applicant and Alberta Health Care cards for each child that is being applied for. For more information or clarification, call the Women's Resource and Crisis Centre at 403-562-8000.
Keeping Warm - Martha Rokeby-Thomas
A common theme I discuss with the people I see is the importance of keeping warm. If the bugs are around and we get chilled our defences drop. We are forced to put our energy into warming up when it should be spent defending our exterior against invasion of illness. Think of it this way; we have something like a protective layer that surrounds us and keeps us from getting sick. Our ability to fend off illness depends on this layer of protection. When we are exposed to cold or wind this layer gets dissipated. Wind dissipates the protective layer of heat from around our body. A thermal camera can actually show that thin layer of warmth all around the body and how the wind can literally blow it away. We know of viruses and bacteria. We all work extremely hard at avoiding exposure by washing hands, avoiding people who are sick and keeping clean. This protective layer is another line of defence between exposure and infection. There are a couple of good ways to avoid getting a chill. Keep your feet, head and neck warm. It’s good to have an extra layer handy and wear a scarf if you can. Keep the chill out of the back of your neck and be mindful of wet hair. Its good to keep a wet head covered in the winter months or dry it right away. The old Wives tale about getting sick and catching pneumonia from going out in the cold and getting a chill is absolutely true. The bugs are around, we get chilled, and our defences drop. We are forced to put our energy into warming up when it should be spent defending our exterior. Keeping our defences up also depends a lot on how we feel on the inside. If we feel healthy, warm and nourished we are less likely to take in a bug that might be around. When we have a chill or are feeling grumpy or weak our defences are not as strong as they could be. Keeping warm, inside and out gives us another chance to defend against invasion. Martha Rokeby-Thomas graduated a 5 year full time medical program in traditional Chinese medicine. She has been living in the pass for 10 years and is currently practicing community acupuncture at her clinic in Blairmore.
ALL NUMBERS ARE UP TO DATE AS OF Sunday, November 15th. Province wide, there have been 40,189 cases to date. Of these cases, 10,031 are active. 427 people have died from the virus. The number of cases in the South Zone by area is as follows: South Zone total: To date, there have been 3,102 total cases in the south zone. 2,511 people have recovered from Covid-19 in the south zone. There are currently 556 active cases in the south zone. There are currently 13 outbreaks in the South Zone. These outbreaks locations include 8 in Lethbridge, 1 in Brooks, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Redcliff and also 1 in Coaldale Here is the community breakdown of cases in the south zone. Crowsnest Pass: 4 cases reported, 1 case is active, 3 case recovered. Pincher Creek: 34 cases reported, 7 cases active, 25 cases recovered and 2 deaths. Fort Macleod: 43 cases reported, 8 case active, 32 cases recovered and 3 deaths. Claresholm: 47 cases reported, 5 cases active, 42 cases recovered. C a r d s t o n County/Kainai: 134 cases reported, 21 cases active, 108 cases recovered and 5 deaths. County of Warner: 84 cases reported, 10 cases active, 73 cases recovered and 1 death.
Lethbridge: 757 cases reported, 168 cases are active, 582 cases recovered and 7 deaths. Lethbridge County: 250 cases reported, 80 cases active, 169 cases recovered and 1 death. MD of Taber: 132 cases reported, 71 cases active, 61 cases recovered City of Brooks: 1,235 cases reported, 37 cases active, 1,187 recovered and 11 deaths. County of Newell: 86 cases reported, 30 cases active, 54 cases recovered and 2 deaths. County of Forty Mile: 85 cases reported, 31 cases active, 53 cases recovered and 1 death. Cypress County: 86 cases reported, 39 cases active, 47 cases recovered. Medicine Hat: 152 cases reported, 50 cases active, 100 cases recovered and 2 deaths. Oyen: 14 cases reported, 1 cases active and 13 case recovered. Vulcan: 64 cases reported, 9 active, 53 recovered and 2 deaths. Albertans with symptoms • You are legally required to isolate for a minimum of 10 days if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition. • The mandatory isolation period is 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer. Tested positive for COVID-19 • You are legally required to isolate for a min-
imum of 10 days if you have tested positive for COVID-19. • Isolation period is for 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer. Have symptoms but tested negative for COVID-19 • If you tested negative and have known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate for 14 days. • If you tested negative and have no known exposure to the virus, you are not legally required to isolate. However, it is important to stay home until your symptoms resolve so that you do not infect others. Close contacts of confirmed cases • You are legally required to isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms if you are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact without appropriate use of personal protective equipment, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids) • If you become sick with cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat during this time, you must isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer. As of November 6, all residents and visitors of communities on the watch/enhanced measures list must follow the mandatory: • 15 person limit on social and family gatherings - indoors and out-
doors - where people are mixing and mingling. Applies to all social gatherings, including but not limited to: • banquets and award ceremonies • wedding or funeral receptions • luncheons or potlucks • parties: birthday, baby showers, retirement, dinners, backyard BBQs • other private social gatherings and functions Does not apply to structured events, including but not limited to: • seated-audience conferences, sports and shows • dining in restaurants • fitness centres • funeral services • wedding ceremonies • worship services Current gathering limits and prevention measures remain in place. Voluntary measures As of November 6, all residents and visitors of communities on the watch/enhanced measures list are recommended to: • Limit your cohorts to no more than 3: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care could be part of 4 cohorts, given that child care settings have not been a high risk for spread. • Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace like an office or cubicle where you are safely distanced from others, or an appropriate barrier is in place.
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Livingstone Range School Division news and updates FRANK MCTIGHE Contributor
Livingstone Range recruiting bus drivers Livingstone Range School Division needs an influx of drivers to keep the wheels on the school buses going round and round. The school division is embarking on an aggressive recruiting drive to prepare for the retirement of its regular route drivers. “Our entire driving force is getting closer and closer to retirement age,” transportation department assistant Kristi Edwards said. “We really do need an influx of younger individuals who are willing to drive.” Edwards made a presentation to trustees at the Nov. 10 school board meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building. “School bus drivers are the people who transport children to their future,” Edwards said. “Bus drivers are the ones who get the majority of our students to school every day. Their importance has to be at the forefront because if we don’t have bus drivers, we don’t have students. Edwards told trustees that 55 per cent of employers have recruited bus drivers in the past two years. Twenty per cent of those employers experienced difficulties recruiting drivers. “We know through our industry that this is only going to increase,” Edwards said. “As many of our bus drivers begin to age and retire the hiring pool is going to shrink because there’s going to be more and more demand.” Edwards provided a breakdown of bus driver staffing in each of the communities. In Nanton, where there are seven regular routes, the average age of drivers is 57 years. There are three spare drivers in Nanton, with only one prepared to become a regular route driver. In Stavely there are four regular and two express routes. The average age of drivers is just under 60 years. Neither of the two spare drivers in Stavely are interested in taking over a regular route. There are seven regular bus routes in Claresholm, where drivers have an average age of just over 55 years. Of the four spare drivers in Claresholm, only one is waiting for a
regular route. In Granum there are two regular and one express routes. The average age of drivers is 60 years. There are no spare drivers for Granum buses. In Fort Macleod, where there are six regular routes, the average age of drivers is 63.5 years. There are four spare drivers in Fort Macleod, and no one is waiting for a regular route. The 10 regular route drivers in Pincher Creek have an average age of 53 years. The two spare drivers are not interested in a regular route. Drivers of the four regular routes in Lundbreck have an average age of 58 years. There are no spare drivers. The seven regular route drivers in Crowsnest Pass have an average age of 56. Two of the five spare drivers in Crowsnest Pass are waiting for regular routes. The school division has 17 male and 30 female bus drivers. The average age is 57.76 years. The school division is building a brand for its transportation department. People considering taking on a route will be invited to a ride-along on a school bus. The department will ask Livingstone Range employees to make referrals on potential bus drivers. The department will also place ads in newspapers and mail a flyer to MD of Willow Creek residents, who are likely to already hold Class 2 or 3 licences. There will be a social media campaign, and promotion through Chambers of Commerce and faith groups. The final possibility is billboards and lawn signs if other methods do not attract sufficient numbers of applicants. Livingstone Range must support every student, every day A diverse group of students come through the school doors every day in Livingstone Range School Division. The division’s family school liaison counsellors are there, ready to support and assist every student, every day. Dr. Kendra Massie, clinical team lead with the family school liaison counsellor program updated the school board during its Nov. 10 meet-
ing at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod. Massie talked about the mission and vision for the family school liaison counsellor program. Livingstone Range’s mission is to develop meaningful relationships with every student, every day. “The school is a learning environment,” Massie said. “Not just for academics.” School is where students also develop their social abilities, our social connections and emotional well-being, as well as interests such as sports and hobbies. The family school liaison counsellor program’s goal is to optimize learning, development and well-being of students by reducing or preventing the challenges they come to school with. Counsellors are involved in three key areas: direct counselling; consultation and collaboration; and group or classroom programming. The family school liaison counsellors provide services to students, school staff, families and community professionals. programs and agencies. Livingstone Range has 10.25 full-time equivalent family school liaison counsellors serving 14 schools. Massie said Livingstone Range has a diverse group of students in terms of culture as well as skills and abilities. Students sometimes have cognitive, learning development and physical challenges, as well as mental health difficulties. Some children come to school with backgrounds that include grief and loss, drug and alcohol abuse and family violence. As a result, school staff finds that students are dealing with stress and pressure, worry, relationship issues, self-esteem and identity concerns, mood and selfharm and suicidal ideas. Knowing that students have these challenges, family school liason counsellors focus on these areas: • Mental health education and counselling. • Emotion regulation. • Coping with stress and anxiety. • Peer relationships. • Character and selfesteem building. • Safety planning. • Support groups, such as gay-straight alliances.
Family school liaison counsellors make presentations to students in the schools and work one-onone when necessary. Last year about 481 students received direct service from counsellors. In students from Kindergarten to Grade 3, the majority of counsellors’ time was spent on managing stress and coping appropriately. Among students in Grade 4-8, stress, coping, relationship anxiety, and emotion regulation were the areas most frequently supported by counsellors. Stress and coping were the areas that needed most support for students in Grade 9-12, followed by anxiety, relationships, depression and self-harm. Massie said experience shows students are best supported by the adults in their daily lives. Supporting every student, every day, must be intentional on the part of all school staff. Family school liaison counsellors will spend more time in classrooms to better understand the needs of children, and support staff. “If kids are feeling connected and having genuine relationships with staff, everything else can follow suit,” Massie said. “The learning, the relationships with peers, the emotion regulation, the behaviour — it will follow.” School board adjusts Christmas greetings The COVID-19 pandemic will prevent Livingstone Range School Board from making Christmas visits to schools. Trustees last week discussed alternative ways to send seasonal greetings to staff and students at the schools. School board vicechair Lacey Poytress raised the issue during the Nov. 10 board meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod. “I wondered if the board had any ideas or thoughts on ways that we can express our well wishes and gratitude to the staff and students,” Poytress said. Poytress suggested creating a video message from the school board to be sent to the schools, or sending a gift basket to colony schools where video is not an option. Trustee Clara Yagos said in the past the school board sent a specified amount of money to a
school’s charity of choice. School board chair Lori Hodges pointed out the school board stopped that practice last year. “I’m definitely willing to explore some ideas because we’re not going to be able to go to concerts,” Hodges said. Poytress proposed making a gift basket of books and candy canes for students at colony schools. A video expressing Christmas wishes could be also made to be played at schools on the final day of class before the Christmas break. Trustee Brad Toone supported some sort of gesture on the board’s behalf. “I think it’s important that we continue to show our gratitude for our staff and our students at the holidays,” Toone said. Trustees approved Poytress’s motion to send $50 gift baskets to colony schools and create a video expressing Christmas wishes to be shown at all schools. Trustees approve superintendent’s evaluation Livingstone Range School Board earlier this fall reviewed the work of its superintendent. Last week, the school board approved the superintendent evaluation report “as an accurate accounting of the superintendent’s performance.” Trustees voted to accept the evaluation report during their Nov. 10 meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod. Consultants David George and Cal Hauserman in September led trustees through the annual evaluation of superintendent Darryl Seguin’s performance from Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020. “I just want to thank our superintendent for all his amazing work,” trustee Brad Toone said. “There has been a lot of unforeseen things happen in the last year and a lot of challenges.” Toone said Seguin and the school division staff have done a great job dealing with challenges presented by the COVID19 pandemic. Toone also thanked Seguin for the support he provides trustees. “I appreciate everything that you do for us as a board,” Toone said. School board chair Lori Hodges echoed Toone’s comments. “I appreciate working with you very much,”
Hodges told Seguin. Goals for Seguin for the coming year are as follows: • Stakeholder engagement and changes required due to the new assurance model. • Finalizing the emergency preparedness and crisis response plan. • Ensuring a safe reentry and school year for students and staff during pandemic times. Board evaluation Trustees also approved their own evaluation report from Hauserman and George. The consultants led the board through a selfevaluation on Sept. 28. Areas of focus for the board in the coming year will be student learning and wellness; board-superintendent relations; and political advocacy. “I thought it was a really excellent self-evaluation that we were able to work through together,” school board vice-chair Lacey Poytress said. “Our board made some great goals that I’m excited about for this year.” Poytress said working with Hauserman and George was positive, and brought trustees closer together. School board reverts to electronic meetings A spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta pushed Livingstone Range School Board back to electronic meetings. Trustee Clara Yagos introduced the motion to meet electronically during the Nov. 10 school board meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod. “With the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases . . . we should be looking at once again holding our meetings electronically,” Yagos said. Yagos said the move to electronic meetings should remain until the pandemic is under control. School board chair Lori Hodges said the recommendation came out of Livingstone Range’s crisis response committee meeting earlier that day. Superintendent Darryl Seguin told trustees Alberta Health recently made changes to its guidelines for school reentry. “It talks specifically about staff and cohorts,” Seguin added. “It talks about staff not being a cohort, even though we work closely with one another.” Cont’d on page 15
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After reading about the movement to resurrect the Roxy I was filled with joy and great memories came back to me. I had a flashback to what it was like to sit as a young boy in the front row of that amazing magical theatre in Coleman on a Saturday afternoon for the cowboy matinee. Being in the front row right with that big screen towering over you was just the best place ever. Back then there was nothing short of a riot going on up at the front row until the show started. A lot of the hollering and laughing and guys using thick hollow red liquorice as pea shooters. Two bits got you in with 10 cents leftover for popcorn or an ice cold orange crush right out of a bottleslide cooler. Sometimes I opted for a Cherry Blossom or a Turkish Delight chocolate bar which were monstrous by today’s standards. Goofin' off with the rest of the gang until the show started was the order of the afternoon. Besides, it was a handy place to be when that gorilla was chasing the Three Stooges and everyone screamed. You were real close to those dimly lit back exits. Sometimes it would get totally out of hand and the two beleaguered ushers just couldn’t keep a lid on us. Then all of a sudden the lights would come up, the projector would shut down and a deadly hush would fall over the place. Out from her ticket booth would come the feared owner, Mrs. Fershweiller, who would prowl up and down the aisles, arms folded with a really serious look on her face as she scanned the raucous crowd both left and right. With this scary pause would come a stern warning that if we didn’t settle down she would shut the place down. Talk about effective crowd control. It was a wonderful theater to go to as a kid and in later years slipping into one of those double-wide love seats with a gal was kind of fun also. The Roxy was a magical place and its peculiar design is fairly unique. How the Roxy came to be all started with a nasty fire back on February 16th of 1948 when a blaze, whipped by strong west winds, wiped out almost a block of businesses on Coleman’s main street. Gentile’s shoe repair, Sam Riva’s barber shop, Weir’s Novelty store, Rite Spot Cafe, the community hall and the Palace Theatre were lost. According to the Crowsnest Heritage Initiative signage on the building there was a shop named The Palm that stood right where the Roxy now stands that sold fresh fruit and ice cream, served light lunches and was known for its oysters! It was next door to the Palace and had operated since 1908 until the fire reduced it to ashes. The Roxy was soon built on the old Palm site, suffered a fire itself shortly after but was quickly repaired and back in operation by 1950. The Roxy is one of about 150,000 quonset huts that were manufactured during World War Two, many of which were eventually sold by the US military as surplus to the public. Quonsets were designed to be an all purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere and assembled without skilled labour. They can be found all around the world. Prefabricated structures of corrugated galvanized steel with a semicircular cross-section. A search on the internet reveals a wonderful site called cinematreasures.org with a quonset hut map that shows 18 still open quonset style theaters across Canada and the United States. Two of these are in Canada and can be found in Wainwright, Alberta and Victoria, BC. The Alma Theater in Wainwright is typical of a design in which the whole theater (projection booth, seating, screen and stage) were contained within the hut. Others like our Roxy combined the quonset with a new facade. Also typical of these theaters is the construction dates which usually are in the late 1940’s or early 50’s. The Alma quonset fits that profile and was eventually adapted into a three screen operation in 1980, splitting the seating up into one large and two smaller theaters. It is hard to look at a picture of the Alma and believe there are three viewing areas within it! In case you thought the name Roxy was rare you would be wrong, especially when it comes to theaters. There are Roxy’s in Edmonton, Airdrie and Hinton. The quonset Roxy theatre in Victoria is stilling operating as a live theatre! There are Roxy’s around the world and across the United States, some of which have had a remarkable makeover. There once existed a Roxy in New York just off Times Square that was, in 1925, the finest and largest motion picture palace ever built. It had a 5,920 seat capacity, boasted the largest oval rug in the world in its lobby, and even had its own pipe organ on the mezzanine. There is a spectacular Roxy theater operating in Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand that has brought back the romance and magic of cinema with twin theaters and a licensed restaurant. It is all about adaptive reuse and that is where it appears our Roxy is headed. All across North America theaters like the Roxy have been rescued and turned into dance halls, restaurants, live theaters and so. The Coleman Roxy is destined to be reborn. Crowsnest Cando director Fred Bradley sees the Roxy becoming a multi-use community performing arts center. How exciting is that. There is a plan that is moving forward. Stage one – $50,000 needed (grants and fund raising) to help purchase it, stage two - $100,000 (grants and donations) for an engineering, restoration and design study and stage three – get busy raising the money to make this wonderful addition to downtown Coleman’s growing art scene. Think about joining in on this wonderful project! As a kid I can recall being allowed up into the second floor of the front facade of the Roxy where the projectionist Mr. Sekella was running the twin projectors. It was a world unto itself where I was able to look down on those below and watch as he made that oh so tricky switch from one projector to another. You remember that don’t you? Firstly the screen would grow brighter. This was because he had fired up the second projector to make the switch. There would be a quick change of light and the scene on the screen would shift. If you were to look back from your seat and upwards you would see the powerful v-shaped carbon arc light pouring from a different portal up in the back wall. There was a dangerous side to this film handling business and that was the threat of fire. Older movie film contained nitrate, a compound that had a high heat tolerance but was incredibly flammable, almost explosive. I can recall several times being in the theatre when the film jammed and watching a famous actor or actress burn up slowly on the screen as the operator scrambled to shut down the carbon arcs. Projectionists had to apprentice for quite some time before they were qualified to handle film and the film reels and the rewinding device were generally kept in a separate room with an 8 inch thick concrete floor and walls. That rewinder was like an old milk separator in that it had a gear system that really let you get those reels spinning fast. I got to see a more modern version of this years later when Becky Fabro was running the Orpheum. Hers looked like it was electrically driven. Unlike the old Roxy Becky ran a single projector with all the reels spliced together into one giant reel on a drum that ran continuously. Assembling and disassembling the show for Photos from top: Best popcorn machine in the west Crowsnest Cando, Pepsi ghost mural and neon sign. shipping was a huge splice/unsplice job but she did it with joy. Someday it may flash again - John Kinnear, Alma To see that this project can really work one need only look to Fort Macleod where the beautiful Empress Thequonset theater in Wainwright Alberta - Cinematrea- atre operates with live theatre, performing musicians and even film events. We will push this pandemic aside sures.com, Crowsnest high school band in theater 2003- Crowsnest Cando, Front lobby of the theater - eventually and the Roxy will rise again as an entertainment hub for the Pass.
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Obituary LOIS MARIE SQUAREK (Née: Truitt) April 18, 1942 – November 7, 2020 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lois Marie Squarek of Hillcrest Mines, AB who passed away suddenly in the comfort of her home at the age of 78 years. Lois was born on April 18, 1942 in Pincher Creek, AB to proud parents, Cy and Phyllis Truitt. She was raised in Hillcrest Mines, AB and grew into a beautiful and thoughtful young woman. She caught the eye of a local man, Nick Squarek, and soon after they married on July 7, 1962. They went on to have a long and happy marriage of fifty-eight years, during which they raised two sons whom they loved and cherished dearly. Lois attended school for nursing in Claresholm, AB and graduated as a strong and caring nurse. She worked in the Crowsnest Pass Hospital and Continuing Care Centre for many years before her retirement. Lois was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 Bellevue and Ladies Auxiliary, and the Hillcrest Miners’ Club. During her golden years, she had many hobbies and pastimes. Her most treasured was time spent camping with her soulmate, Nick, as well as many relatives and friends in the Castle and Glenwood. Along with the many hours of socializing, she loved to watch hummingbirds fluttering about. During the winter months, Lois spent many hours crocheting, knitting and perfecting her winemaking skills. Lois loved to watch various sporting events on TV. One of her favorite winter holidays was her annual trip with her husband, Nick to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Lois cherished time with family and friends and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her loving husband, Nick Squarek of Hillcrest Mines, AB; her loving sons, Nick (Giulia) Squarek Jr. of Blairmore, AB and Dean Squarek of Strathmore, AB; her cherished granddaughters, Samantha (Seth) of Kansas City, USA and Chelsi (Cody) of Hinton, AB; her great-grandson, Walker; her brother, Allan Truitt; her sisters-in-law, Florence Squarek and Joan Squarek; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; as well as many friends she made throughout her lifetime. Lois was predeceased by her parents, Cy and Phyllis Truitt and her daughter-in-law, Linda Squarek. At the request of Lois’ family, there will be no funeral service held. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca), or the Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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Livingstone Range School Division news con’t from page 11 Seguin said information from the province indicates that if the school division’s staff met in one place, and one member tested positive for COVID19, the entire staff would have to quarantine for 14 days. “That would impose very difficult circumstances for the school to operate,” Seguin said. The same circumstances apply to the school board trustees. “Often the trustees meet with senior level managers as well,” Seguin said. “Anyone who would be in the room, even if they are masked, for 15 minutes would be required to be quarantined should there be a positive case.” Seguin said following that change, school council and school-based administrator meetings have gone to electronic. “Our direction to school-based staff is that they no longer meet in person as an entire staff, that they try and do as much as they can virtually,” Seguin said. Trustee Jim Burdett spoke in favour of electronic school board meetings. “I think we need to set an example and I think it’s time that we go back to electronic meetings,” Burdett said. The school board reverted to electronic meetings shortly after the pandemic was declared in March to be in Alberta, and only reverted to in-person meetings in the fall. At the Nov. 10 meeting, trustees Yagos and John McKee participated
electronically. Trustees voted in favour of the motion to hold future meetings by electronic means. “I think this is very prudent,” trustee Brad Toone said. Trustees to consider technology allowance The next school board should have the option to use technology of its choice rather than Livingstone Range School Division-issued laptops, a current trustee said last week. Trustee Brad Toone proposed creating a trustee technology allowance that gives school board members flexibility in their choice of electronic devices. “I feel that as technology changes and the role of trustees changes. . . I think this would be hugely beneficial to the incoming board,” Toone said. At present, the school division provides the same laptops and training to each school board member. Toone presented the motion to develop the technology allowance framework at the Nov. 10 school board meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod. Toone said some school divisions have such an allowance to allow trustees the option of using technology with which they are familiar. “Whether it’s iPad, Chromebook, laptop, whatever the needs of a future trustee are, they get to determine the device that best suits that,” Toone said. Not all Livingstons
Range trustees were immediately supportive of the idea. “I see a lot of potential problems with this,” school board vice-chair Lacey Poytress said. “It’s asking a lot of our IT team.” Poytress said it makes sense for all trustees to use the same device with which IT staff are familiar. Poytress added that training is easier if all trustees are using the same device. “Although I do understand that everyone likes different devices or platforms, in my opinion sticking with one would be best,” Poytress said. Associate superintendent of technology Chad Kuzyk agreed using the same device makes sense for the IT team in terms of familiarity. “I’m more concerned about security, allowing them on our network,” Kuzyk said. Kuzyk added that it is possible to explore the idea to find a balance for trustees, noting schools work from a list of devices that can be supported and are secure. Trustee John McKee understood Toone’s point of view, but said his concern is more with cell phones. McKee suggested there could be an allowance for cell phones which some trustees use for school board work. Trustee Jim Burdett sought to amend the motion to have the remuneration committee explore a technology framework. “That’s basically what
we’re doing, we’re exploring the feasibility,” Burdett said. Toone said his motion makes it clear the committee is to bring forward a recommendation for trustee consideration, while the amended motion leaves the decision with the committee. Burdett withdrew his amendment when Toone offered to amend his motion to have the committee develop a draft technology allowance framework. Trustees voted in favour of the motion. Projects extend life of Livingstone Range schools Livingstone Range School Division carried out more than $2.4-million worth of projects to extend the life of its schools. Associate superintendent of business services Jeff Perry and assistant facilities co-ordinator Mike Cahoon were at the Nov. 10 school board meeting to present the list of projects. The school division for 2019-’20 received just under $1.4-million from the province, based on a formula that takes into consideration square footage of buildings, enrollment and Livingstone Range’s rural location. Livingstone Range had a carryover from the previous year of $3.281million, with projected interest of $58,000. That gave Livingstone Range about $4.7-million for infrastructure maintenance and renewal. “The plan last year was to use just over $2.4million,” Perry told trustees. Livingstone Range wound up spending $2.452-million.
Crowsnest Conservation Society – A Time of Transition! Submitted
For the past 20 years, Crowsnest Conservation Society has provided a voice for conservation in Crowsnest Pass and worked to integrate this ethic into the mainstream of our community. Over the years, we have organized and delivered a wide range of activities and programs to address the changing needs and priorities in the community. Many of these activities have been organized in partnership with other groups. Our volunteers have pulled weeds from riparian areas and picked up garbage from the river banks as well as enjoying bird counts and hikes. We initiated the Living with Bears program
which provided education as well as Bear Bin garbage bins to many of our residents. This program has evolved into WildED – an educational program with more emphasis on outdoor education in the schools. At this time, we are participating in the Grassy Mountain Coal Project Public Hearing which is conducting an assessment of the environmental effects of the project. The hearing is scheduled to last until November 30th and is being live streamed on YouTube. We have also organized workshops, Speaker Series presentations - I could keep going but I think that everyone knows the valuable con-
tribution that CCS has made in Crowsnest Pass. Over the years, as we watched the world change and our community change, Crowsnest Conservation has also changed to remain relevant and current. And now we need to change again. COVID-19 has had a major impact this year with our programs cancelled and funding more difficult to obtain. We don’t know when we will be able to resume our previous activities so it is a good time to reflect, evaluate and find new ways to reach out to the community. Crowsnest Conservation Society needs your help to work through this time of transition. We re-
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Thirty per cent of that amount was spent on capital projects, according to the government’s mandate, for a total of $1.9-million. The remaining $436,000 was used to replace items at the end of their life span. “They were projects of a nature that improved the life or the efficiency of the school,” Perry said. Some projects were put on hold as a result. As a result, the school division has $2.286-million carried over into 2020-’21. Perry and Cahoon presented trustees with a list of projects that were completed at each school. The work ranged from painting to locker upgrades, from mechanical air distribution to replacing blinds, and from bathroom upgrades to bleacher replacement. Trustee John McKee said he appreciated the work done by Livingstone Range staff in the area of
infrastructure maintenance and renewal. “You certainly got a lot done,” McKee said. Perry told trustees the school division will receive close to $1.4-million for infrastructure maintenance and renewal next year. Combined with the $2.3-million carryover that gives Livingstone Range up to $3.7-million for infrastructure maintenance and renewal. Trustees reviewed a list of possible projects totalling $2.29-million. That leaves a carryover of about $1.4-million for the next year. “That’s about the level that we want to have in the event that we have any emergent items that we have to address,” Perry said. Some of the projects under consideration are carried over from the 2019’20 list. Trustees voted to approve the list for 2020-’21.
Crowsnest Conservation Society - A Time of Transition What will the future of Crowsnest Conservation look like in these challenging times?
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Thank you On behalf of the Franz Koci families we would like to thank the following people. To Dr. Fisher for wonderful care he gave our father through the years. Also to the York Creek Lodge Staff for the personal care and friendships in the four years he was a resident. To Andrea and staff at Crowsnest Community Health we can’t thank you enough. To our friends that sent cards, phoned, messaged, sent donations, monies and flowers. What can we say but thanks to everyone for caring. Thank you to Darrell at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel for the compassion and guidance during this difficult time.
~ Franz koci’s Daughters
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The Crowsnest Pass Thunder U-11 hockey team played in their first away game on Saturday, November 14th. Thunder were the visitors for the evening game played versus the Pincher Creek Chinooks. Pincher took control of the game in the first period and the score was 2-0 after one period of play. In the second period, Thunder proved not to be giving up with 2 goals by Gavin Samuel and 1 goal by Nico Gillespie. Chinooks scored 2 more goals as well, making it a close game for a score of 4-3 by the end of the second. Final score for the hockey game was 5-3 for Chinooks. Thunder made a tremendous effort throughout the game while showing great team morale. The Thunder received strong goaltending from Ashton Castellarin as he had a great 45 save performance. Sumbitted photo
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