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November 25, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 47 $1.00

Crowsnest Pass

Herald Serving the CnP SinCe 1930

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Bailey found and safe

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The amazing community of the Crowsnest Pass was on full display recently when Bailey the dog went missing. After several community members stepped up, the search for Bailey was successful! Bailey is now back home safe and sound. Read more about the amazing rescue on page 15.


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The following topics were discussed at the Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th. Seniors Housing Budget Presentation Annie Lok, Chief Administrative Officer, DeeAnna Strandquist, Finance Manager and Donna Stelmachovich, Board Vice Chairperson of Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing were in attendance to provide the 2021 Senior Housing Budget presentation. Following the presentation, Council requested clarification on the forecasted reduction of Municipal funding required for the new lodge. Estimates at this time appear that way, however some expenses are likely underestimated. Council asked if the capital budget will cover everything for the move. It is anticipated that it will cover everything, however there are always unforeseen circumstances and they do anticipate that the reserve may be totally depleted. Council also inquired about operating reserves. A forecast was included for 2020 and 2021, currently a rough estimate that they are hoping to not exceed which will encompass building commissioning, training and preparation of staff, consultants that may be required, the costs for moving, and decommissioning of the old building. Council asked about staffing that will be moved up and how costs were arrived at. Staffing rates were calculated in anticipation of the salaries and wages expenses for all the staffing that they are expecting to have at the time of the move. Donna Stelmachovich also spoke on behalf of the board with the following comments. The board asked Council to consider having them come before Council in September or October of next year to provide a year to date budget, and could come back in January with final figures. The board thanked Council for providing the opportunity to come before Council and for recognizing the complexity of the budget with respect to the move to the new lodge. It was noted that Nestor Chorney was responsible for establish-

ing the capital and operating reserves, and that Council recognizes the need for them. Policy 1810-02 - Health and Wellness Spending Account Policy The Health and Wellness Spending Account (HWSA) was adopted in September 2015 to guide the newly established program that was provided for by Collective Bargaining. Since that time, the Municipality has successfully administered this policy and program for 5 years, for the most part, without issue. There is a need at this point to make a few minor changes based on some revised language that was agreed upon in this most recent round of negotiations that has now concluded. The largest change in the policy is the elimination of the due date of November 30 annually. As referenced in the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 812, January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022, the new language allows for receipts to be submitted throughout the year, but only once per employee. The language of Benefit Year was changed to Calendar Year, with December 31 being the final day that an item can be submitted. Other minor changes include adding an employee on leave as a reason why the benefit may be prorated which reflects our current practice, as well as including some language on a new category of health apps that have since gained popularity. The dispute resolution process is also clarified to have the CAO have a final say on a dispute arising from an item eligibility between Corporate Services and the Employee. Councillor Ward moved to adopt Policy 1810-02 - Health and Wellness Spending Account Policy as presented. The motion was carried. Recreation Open Space Desingation Bylaw 1057, 2020 LUB Re-designation - Lot 18, Block 2, Plan 3387AE (1326 - 82 Street, Coleman) from Recreation & Open Space - RO-1 - to Residential - R-1 - SECOND AND THIRD READING Administration received a development permit application for a residential addition at

1326 - 82 Street, Coleman (Lots: 16, 17, & 18; Block: 2; Plan: 3387AE). In reviewing the application, Administration found that a portion of the subject parcel is designated within the Residential (R1) Land Use District, that portion being Lots 16 & 17, and the other portion of the parcel is designated within the Recreation & Open Space (RO-1) Land Use District, that being Lot 18 (see Attachment 1). When a parcel is designated within two (2) different land use districts it is colloquially known as split zoning. Schedule 4(24) of the Land Use Bylaw #868, 2013 (LUB), prohibits the issuance of a development permit on parcels with multiple land use designations. By redistricting Lot 18 from RO-1 to R-1 all of the lots that form the subject parcel will be designated within the R-1 District and the applicant can proceed with submitting a development permit application to the Development Authority for a residential addition. Administration understands the issue to be a technical mapping error in the LUB map updates between 1986 and 1989. Parcels of land may be created from one (1) lot or several lots. Typically, an individual parcel is designated with one (1) land use district or 'zone', which governs the way development takes shape on that parcel (i.e. lot size, building setbacks to property lines, and building height). This is generally assumed to be a best practice in land use zoning. Multiple districts or zones assigned to a parcel leads to a conflict in the interpretation of development regulations and standards, and poses challenges in identifying the geographic limit of each district. For example, when there are two (2) districts governing development on one (1) parcel, there may be uses that are permitted in one (1) district that are not in the other and there may be different setback requirements. Specific to this case, the split zoning has created an issue of nonconformance in that there is currently a dwelling situated within the RO-1 District (Lot 18). Within the RO-1 District dwellings are not a permitted or discretionary

use. Therefore any additions to the dwelling or improvements, such as accessory buildings and garages, on the site would not be allowed as per Section 643 (Non-conforming use and non-conforming buildings) of the MGA. By re-designating Lot 18 to the R-1 district, the Municipality will be rectifying the mapping error and removing barriers to future development improvements on the parcel for the property owner. Councillor Glavin moved second reading, which was carried. Councillor Filipuzzi then moved third and final reading. That was also carried. Municipal Facility Rental Rates Mayor Painter requested that the standardized facility lease rate be brought back for Council discussion after the CNP Pistol Club reached out to him over concern of their rate increasing. There lease has expired, however was maintained at $1.70 per square foot or $3,105.91 per year. Administration has been working with them to get a new lease in place. As per Council direction, Administration has been working on standardizing all leases for space within Municipal facilities with our user groups. Council set the rate at $6.61 per square foot and allowed up to five years to transition groups from their existing rate to the new rate, if needed. Currently all user groups except the Pass Pottery Club and the CNP Pistol Club are at the standardized rate. The Pass Pottery Club will align in December 2022. After some discussion around what direction Council wished to proceed, Councillor Ward made a motion that Administration meet with the Gun Club to discuss how to reach the goal of a standardized rate with mutually acceptable terms. That motion was carried by a 4-3 count. Councillor Ward then made a second motion that Administration correspond with every user group of Municipal facilities to communicate that they can express their concerns to Council if they are facing financial hardships for reconsideration of their rental rates. That motion was also carried with a 5-2 count.


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In the lIne of fIre Between November 16 and November 23, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 43 calls for service including the following reported incidents. Three (3) threats/harassments, two (2) mischief/vandalism, one (1) theft of motor vehicle, one (1) theft, six (6) other provincial statutes, eight (8) driving complaints, six (6) motor vehicle collisions, two (2) assistance to general public, five (5) suspicious occurrences, five (5) assistance to other agencies, one (1) 911 call (invalid), two (2) false alarms and one (1) lost and found. Suspicious Males On November 17th, 2020, there was a complaint of suspicious males appeared chopping at a power pole with an axe in Coleman . Police attended and three males were located and warned. No damage was done to the pole.

Arrest On November 21st, 2020, a 29-year-old male from Lethbridge was arrested on outstanding warrants from Lethbridge Police. He was released on documents to appear in Lethbridge Court. Theft On November 22nd, 2020, there was a complaint of theft of a 2009 Ford Escape from Coleman area. The theft is under investigation. Found property On November 22nd, 2020, there was a report of found property in a garbage bag at a gas station in Coleman. The property had been stolen from the Nanton and Cochrane area. The property was returned to the owners. Arrest A 22-year-old male was arrested and charged with assault and mischief from an incident, which occurred on November

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13th 2020 at a Coleman convenience store. He was released on documents to appear in Court. Found Items RCMP have one found ladies gym bag with clothes in it and a laptop that was found on 27 Avenue in Bellevue. \Reminder to property owners to lock your doors and vehicles. Also mark your belongings and record serial numbers of tools and other important items. Be aware of a new scam. Victims get phone calls from someone pretending to be from Service Canada or another government agency, saying their social insurance number (SIN) has been blocked, compromised or suspended. The call might be one of the latest variations on caller ID in which fraudsters disguises the number seen on the ID display in order to trick victims into answering phone. The person will ask for SIN and other personal

The Simple Raven’s Post by Avner Perl

God’s law or natural order Here in Canada the year is divided into two parts and people have no choice but to adjust. We can escape the winters by travelling to a warmer place, but the plan is unsustainable for most folks. Even if we could all fly to warmer places and have winter homes, the world would change because of the garbage we spew out of the exhaust pipes doing it. It’s winter than summer and we must learn how to live with it. The world is perfectly designed and built to sustain us and all that we need. Most human bodies also are made to survive and thrive on this earth. When you get old, if you will, you can’t remember when things happened. Life is divided into sections between life-changing events. 1945 the war was finished. Around 2000, the twin towers were destroyed in New York, and in 2020 a noticeable pandemic killed many people and caused havoc with the economy. Inadvertently the conditions exposed significant problems and forced humans to reevaluate how we treat each other and the planet. It’s amazing that it happened just at the right time. Is there a mind of the universe causing events? (God?) We assume that all of nature is built like us and around us. Not long ago we were sure that the universe circled around the earth and that humans were the central figures in creation. Now people believe that all things just happen by chance and miraculously sustain our species. I have no problem with that. Only my theory assumes that we have a prominent role in determining what happens. It is not our brains that cause the future to happen; it is our understanding. We have the gift of life to learn and what we learn determines the future of our universe. When I say “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” I assume that my will is influencing Him. Otherwise, why would He tell me to pray? Why did the Son of God say that what belongs to the Father belongs to Him and through Him to us? There are many more examples. I am not convinced that the brain is the mind, and the mind is the soul. Frankly, I am sure it is not. I watched a murmuration (flock) of starlings perform an aerial show. I saw a school of fish doing underwater acrobatics and studied Leaf-Cutter ants build complex social orders and hives that dwarf our cities from a hundred years ago in complexity. Try to follow the biological formations, trees and even grasses, noticing the order that keeps them alive. We are not even touching what is outside of the earth in this

info, such as date of birth, address, etc. Victims who provide personal info are at risk of identity fraud. Also, Do not say yes to any questions if you are unsure of who is calling as people can use voice recognition to access other information. 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. Reminder to residents of computer scams, credit cards scams, Grandparent scams, Revenue Canada scams asking for money or cash cards and saying warrants out for arrest, do not give out personal information to persons you don't know. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS if you are suspicious of its origin. Do NOT purchase gift cards for payment to Revenue Canada.

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article or the microscopic dimensions that we are made of. The universal mind or even my subconscious mind is by far more advanced than our present-day technology. We can influence the universe and our own existence with something that we crudely named “faith” or “belief.” It is wonderful that the human-animal advanced so far ahead of all other life forms on this planet. For thousands of years, we expressed knowledge that we, through prayers, magic, meditation, and other tools of faith, have influenced the way things are. Could we be completely wrong? If we are I am sure we would have found out by now. Unlike animals and plants, we have a problem that we can’t solve. As the story goes, people got close to challenging God for dominance over creation when they tried to build the tower of Babel. It’s just a story, but is there a grain of truth in it. Ask any good liar and he will tell you that the best lies have some truth in them. Our problem is that we fight against ourselves. In the tower of Babel story, people were split up to speak many languages; perhaps formed into various races. When the collaboration was destroyed humans were no longer a threat to the universal mind and went to spend the next few thousands of years learning what they/we should have figured out long ago. Selfishness and competition can propel us to greater effort, but we will slow each other down. If we want to go forward, we must do it like the starlings who by all flying together aware of each other create an impossible formation. That is achieved in nature by forming little groups, often seven individuals, co-ordinating the groups into larger groups, dividing the goals amongst many, and so on. It can’t be achieved by one group dominating the others. It is an expression of the Universal mind through collaborative action. Now when I see nature forcing us to work in “bubbles” “cohorts” and so on, I am reminded of the natural order. I see us being forced to wear protective devices to protect others. It is becoming very obvious which people make efforts to help others and which don’t care. I see governments leading their people to help each other and reopening their economies safely (like New Zealand) while others do the opposite and suffer the consequences. (Like the USA.) We don’t know how many species similar to ours have formed civilizations that lived, died, and disappeared in the vast universe. We know of some in the human past. Now we are facing a crossroad which demands attention with possible lethal consequence. All I can do is advocate for the direction which makes the most sense to me, and I do. It is not the most popular direction where I live, but I am not here to win a popularity contest. The two-thousand-year-old solution I am proposing is not my own either. Do on to others as you would like them to do to you. The “others” are our offsprings, many not yet born. Yes, work harder now to save the unborn. Sounds familiar? Happy Thanks Giving to our American friends. Here is a link to my blog: https://thesimpleravenspost.blogspot.ca/ Feel free to check other articles and comment.


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Tree of Hope to go up at local hospital A token memory for loved ones who have passed away DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

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 in December and in January 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

Just wow, that is all I can say! November 26th 2018 we opened our doors for the first time. Take the chance they say.......well that is exactly what I did and now it has been two years. Two very challenging years if I may say. Who would ever think we would go through a pandemic in this day and age. Well that being said. What a blessing it is to be in a small town. The love and support we got was amazing. No, more than amazing! I do not have enough words to say thank you to each and every person who supported us. So many kind gestures and encouragement, it warms my heart. Come and join us for some cake throughout the day. We will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday November 26th. Thank you for respecting all the changes we had to make to be Covid safe. I wish I could have more tables for you to visit with your friends, but remember this too shall pass and while we keep each other safe, we will make up for times lost soon.

Thank you again. Stay safe, stay positive and stay strong.

next year. Ornaments can be purchased for a $5 minimum 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 70 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. Due to Covid-19, donation slips for the Tree of Hope Ornaments for 2020, can be found in the paper. Slips can then be mailed to Jean Makin at

PO Box 152, Hillcrest Alberta T0K 1C0. Please make sure you mail in the names of your loved ones with the donation slips. E-transfer is also accepted and can be sent to cnpasshospaux@gmail.co m. The security question answer will be christmastree. There is a message box there where you can type in your loved ones names that you want on the Christmas balls. The Crowsnest Pass Hospital Ladies Auxiliary will also be at Christmas in the Mountains Market on November 28th from 10am-4pm selling knitting and other items and will also have Tree of Hope Donation slips. Thank you in advance for supporting your local hospital!

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Editorial 12 Days of Christmas a go ... we need you help and fast! With COVID restrictions I didn’t think Crowsnest Consolidated High School was going to be able to do the 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser. Yesterday we were given the okay to go for it. Last year my Aiden spearheaded the project bringing in close to $5000 in donations upon which they made stocking for students. This year the tradition continues with Darby Fraser, the Grade 12 designate, of course with my help. Remember we are trying to make this a tradition. We are a bit behind the eight ball and only have a few weeks to somehow come up with enough money to take care of those students that may not have anything for Christmas. I know we can do it, we just need to pull the good old Crowsnest Pass, we can do it, gusto and get it done. This is the story of the 12 Days of Christmas when Aiden started it last year. This is his story: “A few weeks ago I noticed a family friend of ours came to school everyday with a pair of incredibly ill fitting shoes. When asked about them, she said that they were hand-me-downs from years ago and had never fit, so our family bought her a new pair. When we gave her the shoes, the first new pair of shoes she’s ever owned, she couldn’t stop thanking me at school. I watched her carry those shoes with her everywhere. She wore her old, second-hand shoes to school every day, and now she can wear her new ones, doing everything in her power to keep them clean and new for as long as possible. What to me seemed like a small act of generosity made such an impact in this little girl's life that it rocked my world, so I approached our Vice Principal, Jill Klapp, and asked what can we do for the kids in our school. Together we came up with a Secret Santa program, that we call the ‘12 Days of Christmas’. On each of the twelve days of school leading up to Christmas break, a random draw will take place. The goal of these draws is not only to create something for kids to get excited about, but also to hopefully make sure that all kids have the ability to get a gift when they might not have been able to back home. Throughout town you may see ‘12 Days of Christmas donation boxes’ so as the start of what I hope to become an annual tradition at CCHS taken on by upcoming senior students. I am asking everyone reading this to think about giving back into the future members of this community. With the help of gracious donations from Riversdale Resources, Municipal council and Crowsnest/Pincher Landfill, we can help make the ‘12 days of Christmas’ make some kids Christmas’ magical and hopefully spread around some of that early Christmas spirit us Canadians are able to enjoy. So when you see the box, please donate and help the children in our school and I bet they remember this one act of kindness, in a world full of complacency. Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for your act of kindness.” If you can donate, please put some funds into the bins located throughout the Pass, call Darbie if you are a service organization that can donate at 403-563-0012 or myself at 403-563-8814. It’s tough out there right now and even more kids in our school need something to make them smile. Many won’t have Christmas with families just trying to get food on the table. Let show everyone what we can do together! This community humbles me with its generosity and its love for the youth, especially those who need it the most.

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Promises kept to mobile home communities Roger Reid MLA

Alberta’s Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) is now accepting applications from residents and landlords of mobile home communities for tenancyrelated disputes, including return of security deposits and disputes over damages. Access to the RTDRS was made possible for Albertans in these communities by government legislation passed in May. Root Cause Issues In addition to being granted full access to the RTDRS, residents and landlords of mobile home communities are invited to participate in an online survey about other issues and concerns they have. Albertans will have four weeks to complete the

survey, closing December 13, 2020. The survey can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/ mobile-home-site-issuesengagement.aspx “I heard clearly last year, that access to dispute resolution services was only part of the solution for residents in mobile home communities. This survey will help Alberta’s government identify other concerns that are best addressed through other departments or levels of government.” Nate Glubish, Minister of Service Alberta “Access to the RTDRS for resident in Alberta’s mobile home parks will allow for quicker and less expensive resolution to disputes. This puts these

residents on the same playing field as other renters and landlords in the province and will free up valuable space in our court system. The changes to dispute resolution are a direct result of consultation with Albertans and I am pleased that the Minister is continuing to improve processes for mobile home residents with further consultation.” Roger Reid, MLA for Livingstone-Macleod Results from the online survey will be reviewed by officials from the departments of Community and Social Services, Health, Municipal Affairs, and Seniors and Housing, with additional work as necessary by the departments of Infrastructure, Justice and Solicitor General, and Transportation. Service Alberta will provide assistance if needed.

Quick facts • The RTDRS is a faster, less formal and less expensive alternative to the court system that helps resolve tenancy disputes for Albertans renting residential properties and mobile home sites. • The RTDRS was launched in 2006 and now receives more than 11,000 applications annually. • Landlords and tenants can file applications for remedies of up to $50,000 through the RTDRS. • Currently, urgent applications (related to eviction and ending tenancies) are being heard within 10 to 15 business days after filing, and other applications (e.g. security deposits, damages) are heard in about 30 to 45 business days. • The RTDRS application fee is $75, while provincial court fees can range from $100 to $200.

12 Days of Christmas donation boxes and contact DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

Crowsnest Consolidated High School is planning to do their second annual 12 Days of Christmas. This project was started last year by graduate Aiden Douglas and the school has decided to continue it this year. Donation boxes will be available at various locations throughout the Crowsnest Pass next week. The school will be accepting donations at these locations until Dec. 3rd, when they will begin the daily draws leading up to Christmas.

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The importance of shopping local Each year around this time people are gearing up to purchase gifts for their loved ones. Whether it’s multiple people or a Secret Santa type gift exchange, most people will be buying a gift for at least one person this Christmas season. This year, many smaller communities like the Crowsnest Pass are struggling due to long closures or lower numbers of shoppers due to Covid-19. That’s why this year it’s even more important to shop local when buying gifts. I usually wait until I’m back in Lethbridge to buy my gifts but this year, I decided I wanted to help out some of the local stores in the Crowsnest Pass. I was able to find everything I needed right here. I had no reason to wait for my trip into Lethbridge to go to the mall to buy my gifts. Lisa said it well in her editorial last week as well. “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.” Everyone is incredibly friendly as well. I went into Spry looking for a gift and within the first few seconds of browsing, someone was there asking what I was looking for and providing information on the items I was looking at. Our local shops have a great willingness to help shoppers find what they need. Sometimes that even includes ordering in specific items. So if possible, even if it includes browsing and looking in multiple stores, let’s all do everything we can to purchase our gifts locally. We need to support our community as much as we can and this is a great way to begin doing so.

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26 KananaSKIS coURT Spectacular south-facing mountain lot. Northside of the valley, off Alberta Forest Trunk Road, and Forest Reserve. Sun exposure all year round. Suitable for a walk-out bungalow looking towards the South Range and the Flathead. No timeline to start building. 1/3 acre with all required services: water, sewer, power, gas, cable, telephone. $127,000 CALL JOHN MLS

14 IRonSTone 4 bedroom, 3 bath Ironstone Lookout end unit. Open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings. Master bdrm with large walk-in closet and ensuite. Fully developed basement with media room and wet bar. Two gas fireplaces. Central air. Central vac. Large double car garage. Main floor laundry. All appliances. Fantastic view of Crowsnest mountain. $369,000 CALL JOHN MLS

coleman Affordable, well cared for three bedroom home. Nice Coleman location, close to York Creek Staging Area and miles of four season backcountry trails. Main floor laundry. Level and fenced full yard. Back lane access with plenty of room to build a large garage. Very spacious and well laid out home. $179,000 CALL JOHN MLS

BelleVUe commeRcIal Commercial land with east and west bound access on busy Hwy 3 corridor. Located at first entrance to Crowsnest Pass with access to municipal water and sewer. Tremendous traffic count in front of the property. Zoned commercial and suitable for many different activities. $190,000 CALL JOHN MLS

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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. $475,000 CALL JOHN MLS

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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

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How to plan virtual office parties this holiday season Submitted Holiday parties are a tradition at many businesses. A 2019 survey from the outplacement services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that 76 percent of companies planned to hold holiday parties in 2019. As popular as holiday office parties may be, few businesses are likely to gather in person this holiday season as the world continues to confront the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing guidelines may put many holiday office parties on indefinite hold, but there are still ways for employees to gather this holiday season. Virtual meeting apps like Zoom have helped many businesses stay connected during the pandemic, and there’s no reason why the same platform cannot be utilized when hosting virtual office parties this holiday season. While it might not be the same as planning in person holiday office parties, planning a virtual office gettogether can still capture the spirit of the holiday season. • Encourage festive backgrounds. Backgrounds have taken on special meaning as people limit their interactions to video calls. Virtual holiday party organizers can encourage employees to decorate their backgrounds in traditional

holiday colors to give the virtual party an authentic holiday feel. • Send special care packages to employees. Various companies have helped make virtual happy hours more unique by offering virtual happy hour kits, and such kits can be created and shipped to employees with a holiday theme in mind. Such kits may include snacks, the ingredients necessary to whip up special beverages like eggnog and even some party favors. Company presidents can then propose a toast during the party and express their appreciation to all the hard work employees have put in during what’s proven to be a very challenging year. • Take the day off. Hol-

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COVID-19 update DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

ALL NUMBERS ARE UP TO DATE AS OF Monday November 23rd. Province wide, there have been 48,421 cases to date. Of these cases, 13,166 are active. 476 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 3,528 total cases in the south zone. 2,854 people have recovered from Covid-19 in the south zone. There are currently 664 active cases in the south zone. There are currently 10 outbreaks in the South Zone.

These outbreaks locations include 7 in Lethbridge, 2 in Brooks and 1 in Medicine Hat. Here is the community breakdown of cases in the south zone. Crowsnest Pass: 5 cases reported, 2 cases are active, 3 case recovered. Pincher Creek: 35 cases reported, 5 cases active, 28 cases recovered and 2 deaths. Fort Macleod: 47 cases reported, 10 case active, 34 cases recovered and 3 deaths. Claresholm: 50 cases reported, 5 cases active, 45 cases recovered. C a r d s t o n County/Kainai: 155 cases reported, 33 cases active, 117 cases recovered and 5 deaths. County of Warner: 97 cases reported, 16 cases active, 80 cases recovered

Passtrak update Ritch Braun

On Saturday November 7, twelve Passtrak athletes attended the clubs third and final competition of the 2020 cross country running season. The meet was held in Calgary & it was the Alberta Provincial Championships for all age groups. Three of the athletes were running in their first race of the season. Eve Winter competed in the U14 girls 2 km event. She completed the course in 11:50 and placed 26th. Younger sister Marley, ran in the U10 girls 1 km race where she finished in 4th place in 5:53. Jasper Smith was also running his first race & he grabbed a Provincial Championship silver medal for his 3rd place finish in the U10 boys 1 km race. His time was 5:12. Two Passtrak athletes were running in their 3rd competition of the season. Olivia Foster ran the U16 girls 4 km race in 25:56 for 25th place. That was more than three minutes per km faster than her previous best pace. Jack Bailey was in the 4 km U16 boys event which he completed in 19:35. He also improved his pace from his previous race by 22 seconds per km. The remaining seven athletes ran the exact same distance on the exact same course as their previous race. That is a very rare occurrence in cross country running. That allowed them an opportunity to achieve a personal best performance. All 7 athletes rose to the occasion & crossed their respective finish lines in personal record times. Holden Lach finished 8th in the U10 boys 1 km event & he cut 1 minute 36 seconds off his previous time. Felix Neniska finished 9th in the U10 boys 1 km event & he cut 1 minute 16 seconds off his previous time. Cammy Hay placed 5th in the U10 girls 1 km race cutting 51 seconds off her previous time. Eli Bailey placed 16th in the U12 boys 1.2 km run where he sliced 1 minute 29 seconds off his previous time. Nate Lach placed 11th in the U12 boys 1.2 km run and he reduced his time by 1 minute 15 seconds. Colton Sutherland placed 6th in the U12 boys 1.2 km race where he improved his time by 55 seconds. Craig Hay chopped a huge 6 minutes & 5 seconds off his previous time by completing the Masters mens 8 km race in 42:45 for a silver medal second place finish in the 35 - 49 age group.

and 1 death. Lethbridge: 882 cases reported, 176 cases are active, 699 cases recovered and 7 deaths. Lethbridge County: 293 cases reported, 75 cases active, 216 cases recovered and 2 deaths. MD of Taber: 199 cases reported, 106 cases active, 91 cases recovered and 2 deaths. City of Brooks: 1,267 cases reported, 44 cases active, 1,210 recovered and 13 deaths. County of Newell: 95 cases reported, 23 cases active, 70 cases recovered and 2 deaths. County of Forty Mile: 95 cases reported, 23 cases active, 71 cases recovered and 1 death. Cypress County: 110 cases reported, 39 cases active, 71 cases recovered. Medicine Hat: 219 cases reported, 101 cases active, 116 cases recovered and 2 deaths. Oyen: 21 cases reported, 8 cases active and

13 case recovered. Vulcan: 79 cases reported, 23 active, 54 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 minimum 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 neg-

Body and mind connection. - Martha Rokeby-Thomas

We hear a lot of people saying that the body and mind are connected. The language I use is that there is no separation between the body and mind. In fact, depending on how you look at it, we could even say the body and mind are different expressions of the same thing. To treat the body is to treat the mind, to treat the mind is to treat the body. Have you ever noticed how if you stub your pinky toe really hard you have to fight the urge to drop to the ground, curl up in a ball and cry? And if you stub your big toe really really hard you might want to reach out and punch something or curse and swear. This is because the connections to your pinky toe are different from the connections to your big toe. So, let’s say you feel angry a lot and full of rage. By using the connections to the big toe we know will have an effect on anger and that feeling of rage. Or, if you often feel overwhelmed and have a hard time getting where you want to be because of fear, we can use the connections to the pinky toe to help make you stronger to face the world. It’s really that simple. We wear our emotions in our physical body and this is one way that can show up. Think of someone who feels defeated. Perhaps something they were hoping for didn’t work out. Maybe their team didn’t win, maybe they broke their favourite cup. Their shoulders slump and their head goes down. We all know the feeling and the posture. So what happens if someone feels defeated all the time, like a long term depression or sadness? Carrying those emotions and posture over time will often lead to physical pain, even internal problems. Also consider we know a burst of anger will raise blood pressure and have other physical effects (muscle tension, raised heart rate, and so on). So imagine how chronic anger can affect your health! What I like most about understanding this is it gives us more options to approach pain or illness. A depression or sadness might be “in” the mind, but it can be worked with through the body. Just like physical pains and trouble can sometimes leave us mysteriously as our hearts heal. 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.

ative 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. What is a Watch? • The province is monitoring the risk and discussing with local government(s) and other community leaders the possible need for additional health measures • At least 10 active cases and more than 50 active cases per 100,000 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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Another generous gift was given to the CNP Health Foundation. Kurt Norman, president of the Blairmore Lions, presented a $5,000 cheque to Joan Koinberg and Bonnie Linderman of the CNP Health Foundation to be used for greatest needs at the CNP Health Centre. This was all made possible through fundraising efforts by the Blairmore Lions.

Happy Birthday Pop!

Heather Dulay from the Servus Credit Union in Coleman presented a cheque for $250.00 to York Creek Lodge to go towards the residents’ programs. Our residents were truly gratefullyforf their generous contribution. Resident’s names starting at the top going clockwise; Pat Mountford, Elsie Scow, Jennifer Blair, Joanne Warren, Annie Larin & Sally Johnson, Helen Wasnock & Rosanna Gaydos, Marilyn Gray, Yolanda Gregory, In the Middle is Heather Dulay from Servus Credit.

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Mark Nelson, owner of CNP Tim Horton’s, presented Liz Cook, site manager and CNP Health Foundation member, a cheque from the Smile Cookie Campaign for $1914.00.

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Community rallies around to help find Bailey the Sheltie DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter

The community of the Crowsnest Pass showed off their positive spirit in helping Bailey the dog return home safe and sound. Judith Snowdon, a canine behavior consultant and trainer at Shadowbar Shepherds, was the spear header of the search for Bailey that lasted a full week before Bailey was finally found. On November the 6th, at about 10pm, Josephine Lore let her sheltie Bailey out in the yard. There was a small gap in the fence and Bailey found it. Snowdon says that even though Lore was calling for Bailey to return, the history of Bailey's upbringing and the type of dog Bailey is played a role in his decision not to return. "Because of the way Bailey was raised by his breeder, he can't get himself over the fear of many people, including his owner." Snowdon says that Shelties are also dogs that can have feral tendencies, which played a role in Bailey running away even when called by his owner. Lore spent the rest of the day calling for Bailey and driving around trying

to find him. When that was unsuccessful, Lore posted in the Crowsnest Network on Facebook and Snowdon read it. Having two shelties of her own, Snowdon knew she could help. "I knew exactly where she was coming from and what her dog would be acting like." Snowdon says they only had one game plan in mind for getting Bailey back safely. "Although we received many suggestions and we were grateful for them, we stuck to our game plan. That game plan was for one person to coordinate the entire search with the help of about five intersanctum people who would help. That's what we did." Snowdon coordinated the search and received help from a number of community members. Main helpers in the search included Snowdon, Cathy Methot, Sharlet Caroe, Denise CoccioloniAmatto, Deb Golding and Councillor Marlene Anctil. Not only did Councillor Anctil help with the search but she also helped the searchers contact local municipal crews as well as private citizens in each of the search quadrants.

"We were so fortunate to have Marlene Anctil help. She had access to everything we needed including getting in touch with anyone we needed. Her contribution was invaluable. We reached so many people with a couple of phone calls thanks to her," said Snowdon. This group spent several hours each day searching their areas plus an overlap of areas, plus glassing the area from north and south vantage points. Snowdon said having her as the main contact person made sightings easier to track and allowed for a simpler search. "The more people we talk to and show a picture to, the more time we spend keeping an eye out the better it is. Anyone who had a sighting of Bailey would contact me. That was very important because we didn't want people contacting everybody because then you have too many people involved and no one directing what's happening." Snowdon says she's so happy with the response and also says that the sightings mostly appeared during the night. "We were so fortunate to reach so many people in

such a short period of time. The dog was gone for seven days. We had sightings mostly along the river walkway. He would do his circuit it seemed. Most of the sightings were around 1:30 in the morning. We had very few sightings during the day." One sighting was at the local ski hill. That sighting allowed the searchers to set up a live trap and game camera in case Bailey returned to that area. Snowdon says many people recorded their sightings along the river and she is grateful for all those calls that let the searchers know Bailey was still in town. Volker Stevins also kept an eye out while traveling the highways. Local Fish and Wildlife Officer, John Clarke, was also ready to help and provided the search party with the trap used at the ski hill. Snowdon says it was amazing seeing so much help from many different parts of the community. "It was so nice to know that we had a community that could do this on their own and that we had people who knew what to do." The final sighting and catching of Bailey oc-

curred on the evening of Friday, November 13th. Dave Mosby spotted Bailey on the walkway just past the Blairmore legion building heading east towards Frank. Snowdon then headed towards Frank from her home in Lundbreck to try and catch Bailey with the help of her Shelties Drummer and Georgia. Snowden says that by the time she reached Blairmore, the crew had mobilized. "Deb Golding, Josephine as well as John Kinnear who came from Coleman, walked the tracks and drove down to the bridge at the edge of Frank to see if they could scare Bailey back towards Blairmore." Snowdon says Jill Foster became one of the heroes of the night as she drove by Snowdon virtually herding Bailey towards the group across the bridge to the Legion walkway back into town. She managed to follow and direct the exhausted dog to the Blairmore dental office area where the owner waited with Judi, Deb, and shelties, Drummer and Georgia. Snowdon says even during the stressful end-

ing stages of the rescue, there was laughter between the group. "We had an open line between everyone making sure things were going as scheduled and it provided us with some laughter. We want everything to go just perfectly and then Bailey would change directions on us." Eventually, Bailey made his way towards Snowden, Golding and owner Josephine Lore. Bailey ended up on the back road to the trailer court in Blairmore by the river. Snowden says this was the perfect location to complete the rescue. Lore went to the end of the road as the rest of the group, with the help of Drummer, herded Bailey towards her. Bailey was finally herded into a van with the help of Drummer and Georgia at 2:20am on November 14th. Snowdon says that Bailey did lose some weight over the seven days he was lost but overall is doing well. Snowdon reiterated the fact that she is incredibly proud of the community rallying together and finding Bailey. "I'm so proud of people in the Crowsnest Pass. They just said whatever it takes and they did it."


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Chamber Corner Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce Businesses of the Year Awards Business of the Year: JA Building Services JA Building Services (JABS) established in 2012 by Justin Ames is a steadily growing business that has provided quality service to the Crowsnest Pass and surrounding area. The company has successfully completed hundreds of projects in Residential, Commercial, Civil and Government sectors now employing up to 10 employees at any one time, of which, include a management team and a full-time safety officer working towards the company’s Certificate of Recognition. The company also recognizes that supporting the community is very important. The company attends and donates to many local causes, supporting our Crowsnest Museum, The Red Ravens Performing Arts Society, Allied Arts Association and the annual cause as presented by Riversdale Resources at “Aussie Days”. They support our local chamber (The Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce) by advertising in their visitor guide publication, partaking and sponsoring a portion of the Crowsnest Pass Lifestyle and Outdoor Adventure Show. Their base in the Crowsnest Pass is in Hillcrest Mines and are proud supporters of the Bellecrest Community Association, a free family event to promote family fun, support local businesses and help to draw visitors to the Crowsnest Pass. They have also built a very strong bond with the Piikani Nation working closely with The Piikani Housing Authority and residents to build a stronger and healthier community. Their business model also believes in reducing our ecosystem foot print and have installed numerous environmentally friendly waste water systems including the cutting-edge system installed at the Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club. The system was designed using innovative equipment the first system of its kind in Alberta. I am proud to nominate JA Building Services (JABS) for Business of the Year award. Thank you for this opportunity. New Business of the Year: The Pass Beer Co. They were just getting ready to open when covid hit. They found a way around the obstacles to be able to cater to the public and stay safe at the same time. They are always coming up with innovative ideas to please the the public. They have been very generous in their short time open. Contributing to the community with local support for those in need. They always have a happy pleasant attitude during these trying times. They had worked for a full year to put it all together, then on the week before opening, they were shut down because of cov 19, they modified there plans and worked with their employees to run a take out, And then a gradual opening, also making donations to food bank and others needing help. Through all of this they have made the Pass a better place to visit. Outstanding Customer Service: Crowsnest Pet Care They are amazing!!!! Above and beyond customer service! These ladies go above and beyond in providing great customer service. They will pick up and deliver your dog, always ensuring that they have a great fun experience. As well, they provide a trial day so you and your dog can try it out at no charge. They are the best! Community Spirit Award: Sandi Knight This award is given to a Crowsnest Pass business, organization or individual that serves and promotes the community through time involvement, energy and volunteer hours spent. This business or organization offers exemplary customer service, growth, staff and facility development, awards and innovation. This award is given to a business, organization or individual whose example demonstrates excellence in the enthusiastic support and promotion of the community.

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Crowsnest Pass Herald  

November 25, 2020

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November 25, 2020