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Crowsnest Lake Train Derailment
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The train derailment by Crowsnest Lake has left some work to do for clean up crews. A total of 42 cars left the track during a derailment on Friday, February 12th, around 5pm. The derailed cars were carrying potash. See more photos and read more about the derailment on page 5.
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Council Briefs DAviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
The following topics were discussed at the Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th. Bylaw 1066, 2021 – Amending the MPC Bylaw Council had some discussion at the January 19, 2021 Council meeting regarding amending the MPC Bylaw to clarify when members of the public would be given the opportunity to speak. The result of this discussion is that public presentations shouldn't be made but rather the applicant can be asked questions of clarification. An amending bylaw was drafted to support this request. Councillor Glavin made the motion for second reading and that motion was carried. Councillor Ward then made a motion for third and final reading and that motion was also carried. Crowsnest Pass ad MD of Pincher Creek ICF Under the MGA, the Municipality is required to complete the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) process with the MD of Pincher Creek by April 1, 2021. There is a provision to allow rural municipalities to extend the timeline by one year provided both Council’s agree by resolution and file those with the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The ICF must be reviewed every 5 years or less, if stipulated in the framework. A draft ICF has been discussed by both Councils and some minor wording changes were required. A stipulation to enter into an agreement for community services that are currently being provided
was desired and this agreement was reached in January 2021. Following brief discussion, Councillor Anctil made a motion that Council approve the ICF document between the municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the MD of Pincher Creek. The motion was carried. Council Committees Discussion Council has had considerable discussion on the various Council committees over the last three years on the mandates for each of the advisory committees that will be adopted by bylaw. In the fall of 2020, Council decided to move ahead with the General Committee Bylaw for the committees that they had determined the mandates and membership requirements and to come back to the other committees at a later date. At that time, there were an additional two committees being considered; the Governance and Priorities Committee and the Protective Services Advisory Committee. Additionally, at the Organizational Meeting on October on October 27, 2020, it was not determined if the full membership of the Economic Development Committee would be transitioned to the Community Marketing Advisory Committee or if new application would be sought. Instead, the membership was left as is until further discussion could occur. Lastly, further discussion needs to occur on the structure of the Crowsnest Pass Community Pool Society and the Municipality, as originally outlined in the spring of 2018. Council first discussed the GPC and Councillor Ward said he doesn't see a need for many of these meetings going forward. "I don't see a need to have a structured date. If over the course of two or three council meetings we come up with something strategically we want to have a meeting about, I'd schedule a meeting. Otherwise why schedule it just to cancel it. I couldn't see a need for these meetings more than two or three times a year." Other members of council agreed with that sen-
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timent. CAO Patrick Thomas said if Council wants the chance to have these meetings, Council will need to amend the General Committees Bylaw in order to schedule them. After discussion, Council came to the conclusion that they want to option to have these meetings so CAO Thomas said administration will provide a schedule for Council's consideration. Council then discussed the Community Marketing Advisory Committee and the Economic Development Committee. During the discussion around the EDC's mandate, it was determined to rebrand it into the CMAC to more accurately capture the focus Council wished to see. When the discussion on the existing membership of the EDC came up, it was determined that Council would determine if they would simply transition some/all of the members over to the new committee or if there would be a new application process. This discussion has not occurred yet and so both committees are in abeyance waiting for an outcome. Councillor Glavin says this should be handled similarly to how the PSAC is being handled. "We should actually sit down with the EDC and have their thoughts on it. Maybe some don't want to stay or some do. They might have a better idea of the mandate and structure of it. We always seem to be going in circles on this one." Councillor Ward agreed that a meeting with the committee would be best. "I think we really struggled with this and we still aren't clear where we'd like to see this go. I don't think it would hurt to sit down with these people and get some feedback from them. During that process we'll find out how many of them are really interested." Following that discussion, Councillor Ward made a motion that council sets up a meeting as soon as possible with EDC members and hold a discussion about moving forward with the CMAC. The motion was carried. Council also briefly discussed the Crowsnest Pass Community Pool Society. Councillor Glavin suggested that this topic be brought back after other committees are dealt with. Councillor Ward then made a motion that this topic come back at a later date. That motion was carried.
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The Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation receives and distributes funds for equipment and programs that enhance patient services and health programs in our community. This support goes to any area of need in the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, but specifically toward state-of-the-art healthcare equipment, vital programs and special projects in your hospital. Our volunteer Board of Trustees ensures all funds are dispersed in keeping with the wishes of our donors. The response of our local citizens and corporate donors to our Health Foundation Christmas Campaign was truly amazing. Through our Newsletter mailer, individual donors contributed a record $7469. In lieu of a Christmas Party, Teck Resources gave a generous donation of $61 625 to our local hospital. The funds were used to purchase two specialized bath tubs, one for Continuing Care residents and one for Acute Care patients. The Arjo tubs are compatible with height-adjustable bath lifter chairs and are complete with a patient lift. This enables caregivers to transfer a patient or resident directly from the beside or wheelchair into the bath more safely. Also, with these donations, the Foundation was able to purchase 3 Broda Patient wheelchairs, two for Continuing Care and one for Acute Care. Broda’s wheelchairs provide safe, comfortable, long-term seating that maintains mobility while dramatically reducing the number of falls, pressure injuries and unsafe vehicle patient transport. The Crowsnest Health Foundation would like to thank our donors for their continued support to the health of our community. If you would like more information on how you can make a gift to support the efforts of the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation, please visit us at www.cnphealth.ca or call 403-562-5018.
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In the lIne of fIre Between February 1 and February 8, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a total of 39 calls for service including the following reported incidents. Three (3) assaults, two (2) threat/harassments, one (1) theft, three (3) other criminal codes, three (3) other provincial statutes, five (5) driving complaints, five (5) motor vehicle collisions, three (3) assistance to general public, three (3) suspicious occurrences, three (3) assistance to other agencies, one (1) 911 calls (invalid), one (1) lost and found and two (2) Coroners Act. Hit and Run On February 9th, 2021, at approximately 3:15pm, there was a report of a hit and run to a vehicle that was stopped on Highway 3 waiting for another vehicle turning left onto 79 Street. The suspect vehicle appeared to stop but then left the scene with damage to front of his vehicle.
Train Derailment On February 12th, 2021, there was a report of a train derailment off tracks at Crowsnest Lakes west of Coleman. The incident does not appear of suspicious nature. Vehicle Stuck On February 14th, 2021, there was a complaint of a vehicle stuck on Sartoris Road. The vehicle slid off trail and got stuck. Police Confrontation On February 14th, 2021, a 29-year-old male attended the local detachment and confronted police with a weapon, before he left on foot. He was later located and taken into custody. He was charged with three counts of uttering threats, assault with weapon, carry concealed weapon and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose. He was released on documents for Provincial Court.
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Email Scam On February 15th, 2021, there was a report of a possible email scam resulting in a large amount of money being deposited into a bank account without consent or knowledge. The caller then asked for funds to be transferred to another bank account in foreign country. It is under investigation. 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 info, such as date of birth, address, etc. Victims who provide personal info are at risk of
The Simple Raven’s Post by Avner Perl
Death It’s an old story told billions of times. I was perhaps in grade three when we learned the story of creation. First God created the world and all that is in it and finished with Adam in God’s own image. Later, out of the first man, he created the most precious gift for humans, a woman. Men exist through the efforts and pain of women. In High School, they taught me that the way creation worked is by evolution. First primitive life began, and over time it evolved to what there is today. The teacher explained that a day for God in his space is not the same as a day on Earth. We measure creation in God’s days, not earthly days. Later educators even explained in a convoluted way how life reproduces and ends. It was the fifties and no politician even dreamt yet about forcing teachers to teach that science is wrong and the world was created in 144 hours. In the fifties, we had a lot of reasons to thank science. The beginning of life explained, leaving the question of the end open. There is only one known human planet and if nothing dies, where will new life resides. Every living organism needs a piece of the Earth directly or indirectly. As hard as it is, all things must die and be recycled into a new life. Yet, we have an embedded instinct to preserve life and fight for it. Humans, created in the image of God, can keep consciousness existing, as God does, but didn’t yet discover how it works. There is a veil mentioned in the Bible between Heaven and Earth, and we neglected to learn about its meaning. We know it was torn but can’t say where. In the meantime, we just try to prolong and save lives, which brings us to this day. Humans suffered from epidemics and pandemics throughout history. The worst of those survived in stories, especially since the invention of writing. The Black Plague in London killed more than half of London. It was caused by cat haters (like we have even today) and mice and rats spread the plague. The last worldwide pandemic happened roughly a hundred years ago, killing between fifty to a hundred million people on Earth. We don’t have accurate numbers from the most densely populated areas. Now we are dealing with another virus that is a very mild form of a killer. SARS a few years ago was killing around 15% of those infected, Ebola killed about 50% but was contained, and COVID-19 so far is killing less than 1%. This time God or whatever you wish to call Him seems to use the pandemic as a teaching tool for
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 1-800-422TIPS. Reminder to residents of computer scams, credit cards scams, Grandparent scams, Revenue Canada scams asking for money or cash cards and saying warrants out for arrest, do not give out personal information to persons you don't know. DO NOT OPEN EMAILS if you are suspicious of its origin. Do NOT purchase gift cards for payment to Revenue Canada. Do not send monies to person claiming you have won a prize and need to send money for delivery.
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humanity. Every death is tragic, but all that happens in life serves as something that people can learn from, including deaths. We are approaching a time in which humankind will learn to be much more like God. Our species’ advanced knowledge about material life is far beyond what we knew a hundred years ago, and we are learning about the spiritual reality. Now if we can learn how not to kill ourselves, we may reach the goal God set for us. Since humans are only starting to realize that we can combine spiritual knowledge with physical existence, our best bet is to keep up the effort to improve the life we know. For a long time now, we have been struggling to find the right formula to divide our resources to benefit most of us. Yes, “our money” should benefit most of us. Fighting for a few elites is not in most people’s best interest since most people will never become the elites. Most great pandemics happen once in a few generations. We make efforts to fend them off and after a while, money-saving measures entice us to quit. Big mistake, in my opinion. Our enjoyment of life on earth rests on a few facts. We all need some basics like food and shelter, and we can only move forward if provided with health and education. COVID-19 taught us that those needs must be attended to regardless of the ability to work, which is quickly disappearing. The latest news shows that when people’s lives are threatened, rebellions and social discontent cause significant problems around the entire world. The reasons named are varied, but the result is disastrous. Once the order is broken, to restore it takes great effort and time. I think that soon after the COVID-19 threat dissipates, but before the next disaster, we should make some changes. Our tax system should change. Taxes are meant to provide funds for the government to do things that improve the lives of all the people in the country. It should be harvested from where it's plentiful. Amazon for example doesn’t need to make billions of profits every month. We must strive to retain COVID levels of air and water clarity. We should do reopening with human and planetary health in mind. More lives have been saved by the virus causing cleaner air than the lives it took. Our behaviors changed to be less wasteful and our world started cleaning itself. Kindness has improved around the world from paying higher wages to helping neighbours and family. We should maintain it. We should admire those who serve, not those who exploit others. It was never a question of will there be a new pandemic, only when and how deadly. While human beings are debating if to destroy the world while saying that the children will find ways to save it, preparedness for the regular cycle of death should not be slacked off. It’s the same for the economy. We know that ever so often there is a crash and should be perfectly poised to handle it. For some strange reason, deadly pandemics and economic crashes always catch us by surprise and always make the rich richer and the poor worst. Here is a link to my blog: https://thesimpleravenspost.blogspot.ca/ Feel free to check other articles and comment.
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Train Derails at Crowsnest Lake During the incident, one derailed car was submerged in the lake. Crews are working to retrieve the car when safe. A statement from CP rail provided the following information. “At approximately 5 p.m. MT Feb. 12, a CP freight train carrying potash derailed 42 cars in the Crowsnest Pass area just east of the B.C./Alberta border. At approximately 5:35 pm MT on Feb. 13, a single potash car became submerged in Crowsnest Lake. CP is working closely with Alberta Environment, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders on a mitigation plan, which will include thorough water monitoring. The car in question is being monitored and will be removed when it is safe to do so. Potash is a non-hazardous, water-soluble product. The cause of the derailment is under investigation. CP is working diligently to ensure the area is cleaned up and restored. After all track repairs were made and safety inspections complete, CP reopened the rail line to freight traffic Sunday evening.” John Kinnear photos
Earlier photo of where the derailment took place.
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Editorial Why is it our medical system treats the elderly as if they are expendable? Canadians age 85 and older account for more than half of the excess deaths reported amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Statistics Canada. With the mess our Prime Minister has made with the COVID vaccine, I wonder who is looking after our elderly. I had this conversation with a person in the Herald office just the other day and it got me thinking... Our medical system is great if you are not overly sick or if you are young but man alive, if you are old, well, you might as well pack it in. It’s honestly how I feel. I’ve watched three family members in our system. I watched how home care works, how the York Creek Lodge works and unfortunately, how awful long term care can be. Don’t get me wrong, we had some wonderful people watching over my parents, but I’ve also had some terrible ones. I remember telling a PCA once that I prayed nightly that she would get old and sick like my mom and I hoped she had someone of a similar personality taking care of her. It’s blows my mind that we are a society that in many situations don’t care or even take responsibility of the elderly. It always surprised me when people would tell me how wonderful I was to take such good care of my parents. It actually used to make me mad. What do you mean? I’m not a “good person” for taking care of them; I’m their child, and it’s my responsibility to take care of them when life is at its worst. Shouldn’t it be everyone’s responsibility? In Japan, the elderly live with their children. They revere the aged. Here, we stick them in a home and hope it’s not too much of an inconvenience. I remember a family member telling me that they couldn’t spend time with my mom because they had a life to get back to. My response was, “You need to get up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror and it’s going to hurt if you don’t like what you see.” I have learned that you see the true soul of a person when someone is sick, dying or there is money involved. True character, good and bad, eventually shows its face. I have no regrets. I took care of my mom and dad every day for four years. I took care of Buddy, but in many ways, he took care of me, as well. Every day, I told them I loved them. Every day, I knew how precious my time was with them and when they all left me, I grieved, not because I felt guilt, but because I truly love and miss my time with them. I was given the privilege of watching them take their last breath on this earth and in life. How blessed was I. So take care of your family. Take care of the elderly. Shout out to the rooftop about the vaccine. If Trudeau can’t figure out how to get enough vaccines, then can you at least demand he make sure the seniors in our country are the first to get the vaccine. Our elderly made this country what it is. They fought the wars that allowed us freedom. They understood what it was like to live during recessions. They are our history, they have stories and we should all listen to them. Perhaps if we did, we would have a much nicer world in which to live. They have seen war, famine and lived in an age without social media and cell phones. They lived in a time where people visited in person, where people played cards and family was a priority. Take care of our elderly because they can teach us so very much. LS
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Moving toward a hearthealthy life Did you know that February is Heart Month? If you are trying to move toward a heart-healthy lifestyle, your journey begins in the kitchen – and by being active. Eating heart-healthy food can help lower your risk of heart disease. So can regular exercise. Here are some suggestions: Choose higher-fibre foods, which include: • Whole-grain foods such as breads, hot or cold cereals, crackers. Just look for “whole grain” in the ingredient list on food packages • Whole grains such as barley, millet, quinoa, bulgur and oats. • Dried cooked beans, peas and lentils. Use these instead of meat at some of your meals. • Vegetables and fruits. Choose vegetables and fruits at every meal and snack.
Choose healthy fats. • Every day, include a small amount (2 to 3 Tbsp or 30 to 45 mL) of olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil or soft non-hydrogenated margarines made from these oils. • Eat fatty fish at least two times a week. • Choose up to 1/3 cup (60 mL) of nuts as a snack, or add to a salad. • Add ground flax, chia or hemp seeds to yogurt, hot cereals, salads or baked goods such as bread or muffins. Be active every day. Activity helps to lower your risk for heart disease and other diseases. It may help lower your LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and may help increase your HDL cholesterol. Activity also makes you stronger and gives you a better quality of life. • Be active for at least 30 minutes, five to
seven days a week. • Start with a few minutes per day, and build up to 30 minutes. • Aim for at least 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) a week of activities that make your heart beat faster, such as brisk walking, swimming, bike riding, sports or running. You should breathe faster but still be able to talk. • On at least two days a week, do activities to strengthen muscle and bone such as: o Heavy hard work o Lifting weights o Yoga If you haven’t been active for a long time, talk to your doctor about your activity plans before you start. Get outside—safely—this winter Getting outside—even in the winter—is a great way to get fresh air and boost your mood naturally.
When taking part in winter activities, ensure you’re taking appropriate safety precautions. Tobogganing can be dangerous and should be done carefully. If you’re planning to go tobogganing, here are a few tips on how to stay safe: • Always inspect your toboggan to ensure it’s safe for use. • Wear a ski helmet. Head injuries can be serious. A ski helmet designed for use in cold weather and high speeds is recommended. • Dress warmly in layers to avoid cold-related injuries like frostbite or hypothermia. Afterwards, remove wet clothes quickly to prevent frostbite. • Look out for others while on the hill. • Move out of the way quickly after finishing a run and stay to the side of the sliding path when walking up the hill. • Children should be supervised by an adult and never toboggan alone or at night.
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Royal LePage South Country Real Estate Services Ltd. 5 bdrm acreage. Big mountain views to the south. Spacious floor plan. 2 fireplaces. Surrounded by mature Douglas Fir trees, close to Forest Reserve and mountain trails. Large garage with big loft. Located between Fernie and Castle Mountain resort. Championship mountain golf course, Blue-Ribbon fly fishing, and X-country skiing nearby. Tremendous value and opportunity. $504,900 CALL JOHN MLS
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. $439,500+ GST CALL JOHN MLS
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
Central Post Office Building. Prominent Blairmore location. Government constructed concrete and brick building. Mixed commercial and residential use. Large penthouse suite with deck and double car garage. Concrete floors and full basement. Lots of parking front and back. $949,000 CALL JOHN MLS
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms. Fantastic mountain view. Deluxe townhome still under construction, purchaser can choose own finishes. Large attached double car garage; double car driveway. Spacious laundry room and storage area. Crowsnest Pass has championship golf course, hospital, 2 medical clinics, dental clinic, and 3 pharmacies. Area famous for blue ribbon mountain fly fishing, x-country skiing, hiking. Close to down-hill ski resorts. $419,500 + GST CALL JOHN MLS
HIllcreST loT Affordable mountain property. Large corner lot on the edge of town. Spectacular open vistas to the south and east. Extra large 66’ x 120’ lot. Good location for an RTM. Access from front or sidestreet allows for large garage. Services in front street. Close to 4 season recreational activities. $75,000 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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coleman acreaGe This week, I will be trying out something new. Something I’ve thought about doing for a while but never really got out to try it. It’s something I would wager 95 per cent of people who live in the Pass know how to do and something most of my family also knows how to do. This something I’m talking about is snowboarding. Later this week, I will take to the slopes as they say. One of my friends from Lethbridge has encouraged me to get out and try snowboarding to see if it’s another activity I could add to my long list of hobbies. I’ll be trying it out alongside another friend who knows how to ski but wants to try snowboarding now. I’m hopeful that my history of picking up certain hobbies quickly can continue but I’m definitely not counting on it. Flying down a mountain on a board that limits your lower body movement doesn’t really seem like it will be the easiest of things to pick up on but I will try nonetheless. Plus, if I do manage to survive the day I may just have found another way to pass the time with some friends enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery. Nothing wrong with that idea. I will make sure to report back on my attempt to snowboard and let the readers know if snowboarding makes the cut on my hobby list. Let’s hope it does, because if not, It means I had a brutal day on the mountain and am probably sore for the next few weeks.
Beautiful home for active living in the Canadian Rockies. 2 + 1 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Lundbreck, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Large, level lot with attached 30’ x 40’ heated garage. Meticulous inside and out. Town water and sewer, plus a water well. Fantastic view of the magnificent Livingstone Range. Fly fishing and Castle Mountain rec area nearby. $334,900 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 $88,000 to $115,000. 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
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
blaIrmore Two-bedroom, top floor condo with fantastic southern exposure and beautiful mountain view at Crowsnest Condominiums in Blairmore. Close to the Crowsnest River, waking paths, Blairmore Ski Hill, fantastic mountain golf course, and bike trails. Also, hospital, 2 medical clinics, dental office and shopping close by. $119,000 CALL JOHN MLS
coleman Fantastic commercial lot in downtown Coleman. This corner 50’ x 100’ lot has tremendous visibility, is close to the post office, and popular restaurants. Level and with back lane access. Crowsnest Pass offers incredible opportunity for mountain activities, hundreds of miles of back country trails, and mountain-bike trails. This property has two titles, creating additional opportunities. Both are to be sold together. $69,000 CALL JOHN MLS
coleman Fantastic mountain views, lots of sun. Tremendous B&B potential. 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom home northside of the valley facing Flat Head Mountains. 2 gas fireplaces. 4,544 square feet. South facing walkout basement. Large decks. Natural gas BBQ. Two soaker tubs. 4 pc ensuite in master bedroom. Washer and dryer on each floor. Two great rooms with plumbed in counters. Attached double car garage with additional parking. In floor heat and heat exchanger. $555,000 CALL JOHN MLS
blaIrmore commercIal Large lot in fantastic Blairmore location with lots of parking. This former popular “SIDE TRAX” diner can be brought back to life. It has a commercial kitchen and large outside patio. This commercial kitchen can be reconfigured to bring your different food ideas to life. $225,000. 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
coleman Great opportunity for an affordable home in the Canadian Rockies. This 1.5 story home has one bedroom on the main floor and two upstairs. Large front room and a good size back yard. Corner lot with plenty of parking. Short walk to the Rum Runner or the convenience store. Very solid mountain home for a buyer or investor. Tenant's rights apply. $174,500 CALL JOHN MLS
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Revive the Roxy successful Act 1 complete, Act 2 ready DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
The Crowsnest Cando Society has completed a successful first act in their efforts to revive the local Roxy Theatre. Communications Director, Howard Vandenhoef, says the first act went perfectly. "It was absolutely fantastic. I'm really proud of the community. We raised quite a bit more than our goal of $50,000. There was a point in the fundraising where I would've just been happy to get to $40,000 and the last two to three weeks we past $50,000 really quickly and made it to almost $65,000. We were very pleasantly surprised."
Vandenhoef says the group didn't really know what to expect when they began this fundraiser. "We didn't know what to expect because of how the virus has put a kink in people's pocket books. We did a lot of work, we put the performances together and did as much as we could to encourage people to visit the website to see what having this facility would bring to the community. There's so much talent in our area across so many different types of acts that this is something we'd want back in our community. The feedback we got from people was amazingly positive. Nothing has been negative." According to Vandenhoef, not all of the funds
raised were from current Pass residents. "We've got support from Chicago, California,
"I think that everybody would love to see this project move forward. This theatre some-
"We've got support from Chicago, California, lots from Calgary and Lethbridge and some from Vancouver.” - Howard Vandenhoef Crowsnest Cando Communication Director lots from Calgary and Lethbridge and some from Vancouver as well. It's really come from all over. The bulk of it was from the immediate vicinity and the ones coming from further away are former residents who still want to support the project." Vandenhoef says it's uplifting seeing former residents supporting this project.
how resonates and everyone has an experience with this theatre. They all have deep memories of it. There's a legacy involved with this. It's amazing the depth that this will bring to the community." Now that act 1 is complete, Vandenhoef says act 2 will now be in the works. "What we're going to do now is sit down and
look where we'll got to from here. We need to sit down and discuss how we'll get to act 2. We need to raise $100,000 for that. We do need engineering studies and because it's a heritage building there's certain ways we have to restore it as well. We have to be careful how we do the restorations because we can't destroy the heritage components." Vandenhoef says they will be applying for grants to help reach their next goal of $100,000. The process of getting engineering studies done has already begun. "We're talking with engineering firms right now. That's part of the discussion we'll continue in the next few weeks. As this project has moved
forward more and more people are interested. Just this week someone in Lethbridge who wants to be involved had contacted me and we're getting calls like that all the time. These are valuable people because they've set up theatres and venues like this before." Vandenhoef says current plans are shaping up for a completion of the project in a few years. "We're shooting for the summer of 2023. Depending on how Covid plays out and how quickly we can raise the next funds. If we can get most of the major stuff done and only have minor things to do, maybe we can start doing performances sooner than that."
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School Board Elections around the corner in October Darryl Seguin Superintendent, Livingstone Range School Division
Citizens in Alberta will head to the polls to decide who will govern their communities for the next four years. Through the Education Act, Alberta’s legislation delegates authority for the governance of education to schoolboards, comprised of locally elected trustees. The nomination period for trustee candidates began January 1, 2021 andwill close on September 20, 2021. Education is a complicated organization with its own legislation, regulations, policies, ter-
minology, multiple governmentacts, combined with the human element of students, parents, and staff. These complexities may leave some wonderingif they know enough about the education system to be a good school board trustee. In order to navigate the role of aschool board trustee, successful trustees spend time attending educational workshops, conferences, and other professional development to increase their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities. While successful trustees bring to the board their own unique
perspective, they understand the importance ofadvocating for all students regardless of where students live in the school division. Successful trustees are passionateabout helping all children have a great educational experience. Many Alberta school divisions operate through a governance model meaning that trustees do not get involved in theday-to-day operations of schools; they leave those elements in the hands of knowledgeable and experienced schooldivision and school-based administration. In their capacity as a governance board,
trustees have multiple responsibilities which include: ● Establishing vision and direction, ● Developing policies to guide operations, ● Setting priorities to achieve division goals, ● Developing and implementing an annual budget based on strategic priorities, ● Communicating regularly with constituents about the work, progress, and achievements of the school division, ● Advocating on behalf of the school community to other levels of government on important
issues that affecteducation, ● Recruiting, hiring, and evaluating the chief executive officer – the superintendent of schools. Who can run for a school board trustee? The Local Authorities Election Act, states in section 21(1) that a person may be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day, September 20, 2021, the person: (a) is eligible to vote in that election, (b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding
nomination day, and (c) is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified British educator, Sir Anthony Seldon, recognizes the importance of education, declaring it an “opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.” For those who value education and who are passionate about contributing to the success of our future generations, running for school board trustee is worth considering. After all, in the wise words of Helen Keller: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
~ South Zone Covid-19 Update ~ DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
ALL NUMBERS ARE UP TO DATE AS OF Monday February 15th. Province wide, there have been 129,075 cases to date. Of these cases, 5,222 are active. 1,782 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 6,200 total cases in the south zone. 5,791 people have recovered from Covid-19 in the south zone. There are currently 330 active cases in the south zone. There are currently 6 outbreaks in the South Zone. These outbreaks locations include 4 in Lethbridge and 2 in Medicine
Hat. Here is the community breakdown of cases in the south zone. Crowsnest Pass: 24 cases reported, 0 cases are active, 24 case recovered. Pincher Creek: 212 cases reported, 29 cases active, 179 cases recovered and 4 deaths. Fort Macleod: 95 cases reported, 3 case active, 89 cases recovered and 3 deaths. Claresholm: 64 cases reported, 1 case active, 63 cases recovered. C a r d s t o n County/Kainai: 540 cases reported, 54 cases active, 478 cases recovered and 8 deaths. County of Warner: 160 cases reported, 2 cases active, 156 cases recovered and 2 deaths. Lethbridge: 1,922 cases reported, 200 cases are active, 1,705 cases re-
covered and 17 deaths. Lethbridge County: 528 cases reported, 13 cases active, 508 cases recovered and 7 deaths. MD of Taber: 333 cases reported, 5 cases active, 322 cases recovered and 6 deaths. City of Brooks: 1,365 cases reported, 2 cases active, 1,349 recovered and 14 deaths. County of Newell: 158 cases reported, 1 case active, 155 cases recovered and 2 deaths. County of Forty Mile: 117 cases reported, 0 cases active, 115 cases recovered and 2 deaths. Cypress County: 145 cases reported, 1 case active, 144 cases recovered. Medicine Hat: 541 cases reported, 17 cases active, 510 cases recovered and 14 deaths. Oyen: 43 cases reported, 1 case active and
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Citizens on Patrol active in Crowsnest Pass DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
Citizens on Patrol is continuing to be active in the community. The provincial program provides a way for members of communities across Alberta to help local law enforcement. President of the Citizens on Patrol, Kim Hurst, says they currently ran an initiative with local RCMP on auto theft. "The RCMP wanted to focus on an initiative called Lock it or Lose it. It's an auto theft awareness campaign. It's something they like to focus on in the winter months and in the summer when people are busy while travelling or around the holiday's when people are shuffling gifts to our vehicles. It's to make people aware of the little steps that we can do to help prevent these things from happening." Hurst says that a number of thefts are due to leaving vehicles unattended while they're running. "A number of the vehicles that are stolen are left outside running with keys in them. The only thing you're really miss-
ing is a bow on top like you're leaving a gift for them." According to Hurst, it's the small things that can make a difference in preventing these thefts.
leaving pets in a locked vehicle. "When we've done these campaigns, especially in the summer when it's really hot or the winter when it's really
"A number of the vehicles that are stolen are left outside running with keys in them. The only thing you're really missing is a bow on top like you're leaving a gift for them." - Kim Hurst President, Citizens on Patrol
"For people with newer model vehicles that allow for this, start them and then take the keys and lock the doors again. We've found a lot of valuables left on seats in vehicles that are left unlocked. Those are an attractant to people who can scan the vehicle, open it and just keep going. An initiative like this is just to try and raise awareness on the small steps that we can take as a community to make it a little less attractive for people to be stopping and checking our vehicles." Hurst says this initiative has also led to seeing other issues surrounding
cold, we've found a lot of dogs left in vehicles that are turned off and windows fully rolled up. Some dogs have been found in distress." Citizens on Patrol also hold many other initiatives on which they partner with the RCMP. Many of these initiatives help keep communities safe across the province. Currently, there are 10 volunteers in the Crowsnest Pass. Hurst says that more are welcomed to join any time. "We're always looking for volunteers that are community minded,
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It has been said that each person in our lives is a mirror of some aspect of ourselves. Those whom we admire and respect reflect those qualities within us that we would like to develop further. Qualities which upset us or annoy us in others are aspects of ourselves which we do not like, or which we also share, but do not see. Children are very profound mirrors. Often, we tell them to be one way, while we ourselves act in another way. They will reflect what they see, rather than what we say. A common example is when children are fighting or being mean to one another. The parents may yell, scream, put down the children, or employ other mean behaviors to make the point that the children should be nice. Parents may 'lose it' when they are upset, and then wonder why the children lose it (i.e. have tantrums etc.) when they are upset. Parents may be very closed to their teenager's point of view, insisting that their broader experience makes them know better, or be right. The teenager then reflects a similar block towards the parent's point of view, feeling that their youth gives them a direct connection to the pulse of the world, and how things should be now. Hence, a stalemate. But the teenager is simply directly reflecting the closed attitude that the parents are presenting. It is important to clarify that the teenager is not doing this simply to be stubborn or confrontational. It is the only way they have been shown to deal with differences. The parents are doing what they think is right, and do not see that they are coming across to the teenager as stubborn and confrontational as well. This mirroring also occurs in relationships with partners. Often when one person sees a partner as uncompassionate or inflexible, they are unaware of how uncompassionate and inflexible they are being as well! We relate on many different levels, and while we may present as being a "nice person", and wanting what is best for our partner, on a deeper level we may be missing what it is the other really needs. We may be unconsciously trying to turn them into someone who will fulfill the needs that we feel, rather than supporting them in being who they need to be. If we do not like what we are seeing in others as they relate to us, and if there is a possibility that they are reflecting some aspect of our treatment of them, there is something we can do. We simply change what we are doing, so that we begin to mirror the behaviors we want to see. Kindness, understanding, gentleness, flexibility, unconditional love and acceptance, patience, being a good listener, trusting, appreciating, and seeing the best in the other are good things to start with. If we bring these qualities consistently into our dealings with others, amazing transformations are possible. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning psychologist. For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books, CDs or MP3s, visit www.gwen.ca. Follow Gwen on Facebook for daily inspiration.
wanting to work with the RCMP and are just wanting to give back a little bit to their community." According to Hurst, volunteers have the ability to set how involved they are. "The commitment level is dependent on what a person wants to give. A person can patrol every weekend, multiple times throughout the week or people can even go one every couple months. It's whatever works best for the people interested in volunteering." Citizens on Patrol works closely with the RCMP at all times. Hurst says that the RCMP is always informed of where volunteers are going, when they leave and when they return. The RCMP will also provide certain areas they want Citizens on Patrol to watch. Volunteers are also always paired up with at least two people per vehicle. Hurst says there are a couple steps to becoming a volunteer. "First we start with having potential volun-
teers get a current criminal record check. Once that is completed and it comes back to the detachment and everything is clear, I will contact the interested person and set up a meeting between the new volunteer, an RCMP member and myself. We will sit down and have a visit and see what the volunteer knows about Citizens on Patrol, why they wanted to join and what they thought about the program. Sometimes
you get people that are looking at it to be nosy, or to kind of be a tattle tale to people in the community and that's not what the program is about." Hurst says the main focus of Citizens on Patrol is aiding the RCMP. "We're about extra eyes and ears trying to assist the RCMP in keeping our community safe. It's really important and helpful. The RCMP sees huge benefits to this program.”
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Council Discusses Pulling Ice at Coleman Sports Complex Unsure of usage over coming months amid pandemic restrictions
DaviD SelleS Pass Herald Reporter
During February 9th's Council Meeting, members of Council discussed whether or not to pull the ice at the Coleman Sports Complex early due to continues restrictions on usage from the Alberta government. Pincher Creek is continuing to keep their ice in for their minor hockey teams who are allowed under restrictions to practice with 10 players on the ice at a time. Councillor Sygutek asked when the municipality usually pulls the ice at the complex. CAO Thomas says in a normal year the main
ice is pulled around midMarch and the curling ice is pulled after Easter. Councillor Sygutek then asked if it's worth it for the municipality to keep the ice in at this point in time. "I know that there's a small portion of U-18 players but there's no U15 and under coming to practice here. We have a very small novice group that might. The figure skating group may as well. Is it feasible for the taxpayer to fork out that kind of money for a month and a half?" CAO Thomas said it's not something administration has looked into yet as Council has given
them no prior indication that they'd want to pull the ice early. Councillor Ward added that the curling club has already cancelled the remainder of their season. A number of communities around Alberta have already pulled their ice as well. C a r d s t o n , Claresholm, Nanton have all pulled their ice and Fort Macleod had it in the works as well. Councillor Anctil agreed with Councillor Sygutek that it's something that should be looked into. According to CAO Thomas, the biggest
amount of savings would come from the chiller for the ice being off. Councillor Glavin said she'd like to see what usage will look like before taking the ice out. "I'd like to wait until at least we know what the user groups are doing. I understand there's a cost to it but if we're only saving around $10,000$15,000 I'd vote against it." Councillor Sygutek says she'd like to see a decision made sooner than later. "I don't want to be waiting two weeks to get that decision." Council brought in Manager of Community
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at once. Ideally they could be using the hours for the Kids can Skate program." As for minor hockey, Smith says that is also being sorted out. "Our local minor hockey program can't play games but they were in conversation last night with me and are booking their two local teams to practice here. However, they have to split one of the teams. They have said that if there will be weekend ice, they'd be interested in that as well." After hearing that information, Council agreed to keep the ice in for those user groups to take advantage of.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - crowsnest PAss HerALD - 15
Moving More in 2021 Lisa DoyLe 2021 is here, and we are ready for it! With every New Year comes New Year's resolutions ranging from drinking more water to increasing your physical activity or even quitting smoking; the possibilities are endless. If you were not quite sure about setting goals for the New Year or were worried about taking the next steps, it is not too late. Making life changes can happen any time of year, and it may be daunting, but with the right tools and support, it is possible. Like many people, I have made the resolution to move more and decrease my sedentary time. To help achieve my goals, I will be following the Canadian 24Hour Movement Guidelines, developed by Queens Uni-
versity, and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and ParticipACTION. The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines highlight the importance of physical activity and sleep and sedentary behavior. The guidelines also include a new message of moving more and incorporating light physical activities for several hours throughout the day, including standing, which has been shown to have positive health effects (CSEP, 2020). As many individuals continue spending more time at home during the pandemic, you may be asking yourself, how can I increase my physical activity and incorporate more movement into my day, and how much movement is enough?
The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines (2020) are broken down into age categories, and for adults 1864, the guidelines recommend the following: Move More: • “Moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activities such that there is an accumulation of at least 150 minutes per week” (CSEP, 2020). • “Muscle strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least twice a week” (CSEP, 2020). • “Several hours of light physical activities, including standing” (CSEP, 2020). Reduce Sedentary Time • “Limiting sedentary time to 8 hours or less, which includes:” (CSEP, 2020). •“No more than 3 hours of recreational screen time” (CSEP, 2020).
• “Breaking up long periods of sitting as often as possible” (CSEP, 2020). Sleep Well: • “Getting 7 to 9 hours of good-quality sleep on a regular basis, with consistent bed and wake-up times” (CSEP, 2020). Utilizing The 24 Hour Movement Guidelines not only can improve physical health, including increased fitness, strengthening muscles and bone health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases but can also improve your mental health and wellbeing (ParticipACTION, 2020). So how can we take these guidelines and put them into practice? ParticipACTION, a national nonprofit organization, focused on "changing behavior through a movement for more movement" (Participaction, 2020) has an abundance of tools and tips to help Canadians find more
ways to move throughout your day and additionally, how to improve your sleeping habits while also reducing your sedentary time. Whether you are at work or home, there are ways to add movement to help break up sitting time. Here are a few tips from ParticipACTION (2020) to add more movement into your day to help get you started. -When possible, utilize active transportation, such as walking, biking, rollerblading, and more. -Try out a walking meeting. -Break up sitting time by taking micro breaks. -Join an exercise class near your place of work so that it is easily accessible on your lunch break. - Do you have a standing desk? Try using it, or try standing or pacing when on a call if possible. - Dance it out. Put on
your favorite music, and move to the beat. -Take time to stretch. -Housework, it may sound unenjoyable, but know that taking out the vacuum, mop or laundry can actually add to your physical activity. For more tips, tools, and resources on how to incorporate more movement into your day and to access the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines, check out the links below: h t t p s : / / w w w. p a r t i c i paction.com/enca/blog/no-gym-no-park-n o-problem-introducing-ourphysical-activity-resourceguide https://csepguidelines.ca/ h t t p s : / / w w w. p a r t i c i paction.com/en-ca
Lisa Doyle is a Health Promotion Facilitator with AHS and can be reached by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
~ OBITUARIES ~ Obituary
IAN GREER June 14, 1973 ~ February 5, 2021
It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of Ian Greer of Coleman, AB on February 5, 2021. He was 47 years of age. Being born and raised in the Crowsnest Pass, Ian had a true appreciation for the area and he enjoyed it every chance he got. Whether hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, or camping with a cold Kokanee around the campfire, he loved spending time in the great outdoors. Over the years, Ian was an active member of the local bowling and curling clubs. He was well known for taking pride in his work whatever the task, for his tattoos, for loving his morning “Timmy’s”, and for his almost constant smile. What Ian cherished most in his life were his family and friends; he was a devoted son, a dedicated father, and a loyal friend; being a part of their lives brought him great happiness and he believed that you should always be there for each other with an open heart. Those who knew Ian best will forever remember his sweet, kind, and generous nature. In time, may our grief and dismay be overshadowed by happy memories. Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life include his children, Mackenzie “Kenzie” and Alexander “Alex”; his brother, Scott Greer; his niece, Heather (Eldon); his nephew, Alex (Mikayla); as well as his many friends whom he considered family. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary “May” Greer (Née: Graham) and his father, Bill Greer. A Gathering of Family & Friends will be held at a later date when Covid-19 restrictions allow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation “Mental Health Program” (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
GENTILE, DAVID (EASY)JOHN March 12, 1939 – Coalman, Alberta February 7, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta
Unexpectedly and sadly on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the age of 81, David Gentile, of Calgary, Alberta, left our hearts and this world for another grand adventure. Dave was born and raised in Coleman, AB. Growing up in the Crowsnest Pass, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad, playing hockey, and being an army cadet. Dave attended the University of Montana, Missoula where he obtained his geology degree and became a loyal U of M Grizzly alumnus. Dave’s first job was with Imperial Oil, based in Dawson Creek, where he played a technical role at well sites. It was in Dawson Creek that he met Shirley Yamkowy, and the two married in 1965. In 1968, Dave accepted an overseas assignment with Exxon, moving to Sydney, Australia with Shirley and their young son, Darren. There he worked on offshore exploration projects in Papua New Guinea and off the coast of Australia. This is where their daughter Amanda was born. Dave and family returned to Canada in 1972, moving to Calgary. His next international assignment took the family to Tripoli, Libya in 1977. The family embraced this adventure to the fullest, exploring other countries and experiencing other cultures – for this, the family is eternally grateful to Dave. A few years later, they returned to Calgary. Dave continued his career with Imperial Oil until 1991 when he took early retirement, embarking on his next adventure. In retirement, Dave enjoyed playing golf, marshalling at D’Arcy Ranch Golf Course, curling, hiking, and doing other activities with the Esso Resources Annuitant Club of Calgary. He looked forward to the annual Sheep River Picnic, regular gatherings with his classmates from Coleman, watching sports, and finding new pie shops. Dave was a man of faith never missing a Sunday service, and he never lost his love of the Crowsnest Pass, visiting often over the years. Dave will be remembered by family and friends as a loving and adventurous husband, a supportive and generous father, a proud grandfather, treasured uncle, trusted and loyal friend, and respected professional. Besides his loving wife Shirley (nee Yamkowy), Dave will be remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Laura; daughter Amanda, and grandson Miles. He is also survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Donna and George (sons, Greg and Jason) and Julie (son Michael); brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Joan (sons, Shawn and Chad); brother-in-law Jerry and nieces, Laura and Donna. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret (“Noni”) and Bruno (“Nono”) Gentile; his sister Jeannette and brother-in-law Gary Haughey. A Private Funeral Service will be held, on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to join Mr. Gentile’s service streamed live at https://mhfh.com/tribute/details/32557/David-GENTILE/obituary.html#tribute-start on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
16 – Crowsnest PAss HerALD – Wednesday, February 17, 2021
MEET THE 2020 BABiES of the
Joseph Sterling Collett
Memphis Hercules Lyle Montgomery
December 30th, 2020 Calgary, AB. Parents: Shelley Dziuba and Tyson Collett
November 25th, 2020 Lethbridge, AB. Parents: Kristy Dziuba and Levon Montgomery
Castiel Michael Dziuba Scott October 28th, 2020 Lethbridge, AB. Parents: Frankie Dziuba and AJ Scott
Xander Allan William Wakaluk December 1st, 2020 Comox Valley, BC. Parents: Brock Wakaluk and Emily Golobar
Lydia Maxine Panisiak Quinn Casey Withrow
January 12th, 2020 Lethbridge, AB. Parents: Travis and Stephanie Panisiak
January 30th, 2020 • High River, AB. Parents: Koral Lazzarotto and Mitchell Withrow
Gemma Leyann Dolina Pow
July 3rd, 2020 Pincher Creek, AB. Parents: Scott and Ashley Pow
Bennett Roger Douglas Tremblay February 14th, 2020 •Lethbridge, AB. Parents: Brittney Newton and Jay Tremblay
Dakotah James Dominic Traversano May 2nd, 2020 Blairmore, AB. Parents: Hanna and Dominic Traversano
Elliot Estelle Tatsuo Penke
Waylon John Blais
February 11th, 2020 Seattle, Washington Parents: Nicki (McClung) and Todd Penke
November 3rd, 2020 Calgary, AB.
*Held by big brother Parker Pow
Olivia Hunter Rossignol
Quinn Andzia Chambers
January 14th, 2020 Fernie, BC.
October 30th, 2020 Blairmore, AB.
Parents: Victoria Willet and Jason Rossignol
Parents: Bill Chambers and Lindzey Jurouloff
Parents: Brad Blais and Brittany Maio
February 17, 2021