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Who won the 2018 Briar curing tournament qualifying them as the Canadian men’s champions? (Answer on page 7)

March 15-21, 2018 No Paper With all of my stuff going on, it is pretty overwhelming trying to keep The Valley Peak in print every week. It is especially tough doing it from a distance and having to rely on various methods of gathering information. Thanks to all the folks who have been helping. Anyway I will be taking a couple weeks off including the March 29 issue and the April 19 issue. If you have information regarding Easter weekend you will want to get it to me this week as that is one of the issues. All advertising contracts will be extended by 2 weeks. Thanks for supporting The Valley Peak.

Competitive My friend and I often laugh about how competitive we are. But I laugh more.

Skins to Pins Fundraiser With the weather being a bit winterlike still, the ‘Rink to Link’ curling and golf fundraiser will not be able to hit the golf course as there is still a bit of snow around. They have made an adjustment and hooked up with the bowling alley. It is now the ‘Skins to Pins’ tournament, combining curling with bowling.



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It is still considered the ‘Robspiel’ as it is a fundraiser for myself to help cover expenses associated with my current cancer journey. Including getting back to the valley on a full time basis. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting me.

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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Special St. Patrick’s Day Teas are planned at the Edgewater Legion and Invermere’s Christ Church Trinity this Saturday, March 17, with both events starting at 2 pm. Proceeds from the Edgewater event will go to the Edgewater Radium Ladies Auxiliary. Funds raised by the Valley Gogo Sisters will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers’ Campaign in Africa. Two enjoyable events supporting two excellent causes.

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Legion Activities The Invermere Legion is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music on Friday, March 16 along with a corned beef and cabbage dinner. Enjoy the O’Sullivans and their incredible Celtic music. It will be a great evening. On Saturday enjoy the usual festivities with some green beer and possibly some Irish Stew.


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GImme Some Puck As the KIJHL playoffs carry on, we are getting close to the end of the ‘Gimme Some Puck’ contest on page 8 of The Valley Peak. This will likely be the last week of the contest. Get your entries in for a chance at the grand prize including golf, pizza, chocolate, dinners and more. Last week’s winner was Doug Stanford. Doug nailed the puck petty good. He wins pizza and chocolate from Fairmont Pizza & Ice Cream Parlour and Gimme Some Sugar. Congratulations Doug.


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Find the word that fits in front of all the clue words to make compound words. Example: ground, fire, stop. Answer is ‘back’. Paste, pick, brush. Ball, glasses, witness. Cut, do, dresser. Ball, stool, note. See page 9.

Fall Ahead Sorry about having it backwards for Daylight Saving Time last week. I suggested we ‘fall back’ when it was obviously time to ‘spring ahead’. If you listened to my advice you would have been 2 hours late for Church on Sunday. I hope everyone has a fantastic spring.

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Rockies Hockey Great work by the Rockies to win game 4 over the Kimberley Dynamiters by a score of 1-0. The goaltender was very solid and the crowd support was incredible. Kimberley has defeated the Rockies in game 5 by a score of 5-1. The Dynamiters now advance to play the West Kootenay winner. The Nelson Leafs also eliminated the Castlegar Rebels in 5 games. They will meet Kimberley in the next round. It will be some great hockey. Thanks to the Rockies for a great season and some exciting playoff hockey. Thanks to the fans for the support this year.

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As I go through my daily adventures I see thousands of things going on. Different people doing different things that allow them to continue on their journeys. The important part of this is that it is their journeys, not mine. What they are doing has nothing to do with me. It is sometimes hard to realize that fact. Many of us think that it is ‘all about us’. We think that everything happening around us is related to our lives. A lot of folks smoke on the ‘No Smoking’ property of the Trail hospital. Staff members, volunteers, patients and even security guards. It is interesting how that bothers some folks. It actually ruins their day thinking about it. For me, I couldn’t care less. I don’t see how it has any negative effect on my physical life so why would I let it take up any of my emotional energy. The moral of this story? It is pretty basic really. Enjoy your life and live it however you please. Make yourself happy. But don’t worry about what others are up to. Do not concern yourself with the ‘lame’ things that others are doing as it is not worth the stress it gives you. Just be happy and let others be happy with what they have going on.

Daylight Savings I love the way our planet takes 24 hours to rotate. It makes my day.

Musical Dirtbags The Horsethief Creek Pub is hosting the Small Town Dirtbags (STDs) this coming Monday, March 19. Patrick, Fraser and Oso are incredible musicians and together they make for a very entertaining evening. I can promise that you will have a wonderful time. The show is from 7 pm to 9 pm.

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The Station Neighbourhood Pub is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music from the O’Sullivans. They will also be featuring green beverages and Irish stew. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy themselves.

Free Springtime Crafts Crafters of all ages are welcome to drop in to the Invermere Public Library between 24 pm from Tuesday, March 20 until Thursday, March 29 for spring break Crafternoons. A different craft will be offered every day. On Wednesday, March 21, drop in between 6-8 pm to decorate eggs. All activities are free, with supplies provided.

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So things seem to be picking up around here these days. It has been a tough few months as a dog in this house. A lot of cuddling with Rob when he was really ill, comforting his Mom when she was sad, dealing with too much snow for a good walk and more. I really had to pick up my ‘man’s best friend’ game. Now we see some sunshine and green grass out there. The weather is picking up nicely. Rob is feeling much stronger so he is out and about quite a bit more. The walks have really picked up. We visit an incredible dog park every couple days and do lots of walking otherwise. Rob needs it for the fresh air and exercise and well, I don’t really want to get too chubby from just lying around all day. As we are coming into stronger and healthier times, I realize how awesome it is to be able to be there for these humans. Pets are all about love, giving it and getting it. People need love, more than they realize. We all need it. If you are an animal out there that is lacking love, consider adopting a human. It will be a very rewarding experience and both your lives will be changed for the better.



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What Year Was It? Michael Jackson introduced the ‘Moon Walk’, Vanessa Williams became the first African American Miss America, Dodge introduced the Caravan, the first minivan and McDonalds introduced McNuggets. China reached 1 billion in population, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their first album, Disney Channel was launched and Carrie Underwood was born. What year was it? See page 10.

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So they called my situation ‘acute kidney failure’, meaning the cause was unknown and there may be a chance of recovery. It came on quickly as I had missed the symptoms. Our kidneys clean the toxins out of our blood. That includes many waste products that can harm the body if they build up. So that is why there is dialysis. Dialysis is the process of cleaning the blood with an artificial filter. They literally hook me up to a couple lines and run my blood out of my body, into a filtering system and back into my body. They are able to control how much sodium, potassium, fluids, creatinine, etc, that they extract each time. It is quite amazing and it makes me feel much better. The kidneys run 24 hours, 7 days a week so dialysis is an ongoing adventure. In order to keep up it has to happen 3 times a week for 4 hours each time. It really requires some tricky scheduling and it is a lifetime project for many people. I shall tell you more about my specific dialysis journey next week.

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Is the thought of finishing off the hockey season bothering you? Would you like to play some good, quality hockey? Check out the new super league running from now until the end of April. The first 25 paid players will enjoy 21 ice times. The cost is $150/player (plus GST) and includes jerseys, socks, pucks and more. Contact Darryl from YPC on his work cell at 250-341-7622 if you are interested.


The Columbia Valley Rockies would like to thank everyone for their support this year. It takes a lot of volunteers to run the team. Many businesses & people sponsor. Fan support has been FANtastic. The coaching and management staff did a great job. Thanks to the staff at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.

Gratitude Thank you, sidewalks. You keep me off the streets.

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My Progress This past week has been quite fantastic. I seem to be adjusting to the chemo and have started to regain some energy. I am due for a blood test tomorrow but as it stands I am doing okay. Last results showed a bit of improvement in numbers indicating that I am generating some blood. That is an indicator that the cancer may be receding somewhat. As for the kidneys, no sign of recovery at this point. I am still processing fluids but no toxins. I have eaten a lot of asparagus lately and my urine still comes out like water. It is a bit disappointing but allows me to move forward. So moving forward involves surgery on April 13 to install the peritoneal dialysis line which allows me to filter out my toxins at home. Peritoneal dialysis is a bit cumbersome and requires a very involved patient who is aware of sterile environments and more. The patient has to be capable and willing to take on their own care on a daily basis. I can’t wait. And it beats the heck out of driving to Cranbrook hospital 3 times a week for hemodialysis. That is my main barrier with getting back to Invermere, the travel to Cranbrook. I would need a better vehicle. Anyways it is nice to have an idea of what might be ahead. Things do change quickly but being able to look ahead and sort of make plans is wonderful.

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Saint Patrick Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. His legends include using a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity, converting the high king of Tara to Christianity by eluding an ambush through prayer and banishing all snakes from Ireland. It is also said that he carried a staff (stick) that he stuck in the ground when speaking. Some of his messages took so long that the staff would take root, grow and provide shade. This Friday, March 17, is St Patrick’s Day. Many folks celebrate by consuming green foods and beverages to commemorate the saint.

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Labourer – Two (2) Positions

The District of Invermere has an opening for two (2) fulltime Labourer Positions within the Public Works Department. The position will be part of the public works staff. To be eligible you must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license. Special consideration will be given to individuals with previous construction or municipal works experience. An air brakes endorsement or a valid class 3 driver’s license would be an asset. Under supervision, the labourer performs a variety of manual labour duties. Work involves the general maintenance of municipal infrastructures including roads and streets, storm drainage, water and sewer systems, parks, cemetery and buildings. Applicants must possess sound communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of WCB regulations would be an asset. This position is within C.U.P.E. 2982 bargaining unit and wages follow the Collective Agreement. Successful applicants will be required to complete a 90-day probationary period. The hours of work are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday. The current hourly wage for the probationary period is $27.45 per hour. Applicants are invited to submit their resumes to: Chris Prosser Chief Administrative Officer District Of Invermere P.O. Box 339 (914 – 8th Avenue) Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0 e-mail:

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Answer on page 11

Can you guess where this photo was taken?

The District thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Station Neighbourhood Pub is definitely the place to be on a Wednesday evening in Invermere. Wednesday Night Trivia is a huge hit, filling the pub every week. Personally, I used to think I was pretty smart but after weeks of Trivia Nights I am finding that I have forgotten and been unaware of many things in the world. Come on out and test your recollection of trivial facts. It starts at 7 pm, and only costs $3 per person. You can win some great prize packages every week.

LET US PROMO YOUR LOGO! Coats, shirts, hats, bags, mugs, pens, lighters, candy, chocolate and more! See what we can do with your logo. PROUDLY PRINTING THE VALLEY PEAK email:

Canadian Sports Trivia Answer The Brad Gushue team won the Briar this year for the second straight time, a feat done by very few teams. Back to back champions. Congratulations.

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Just a Preference I dislike Russian dolls. They’re a little too full of themselves.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny If you have young people in your life, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself on Saturday, March 31. For $6/kid and $11/ adult you’ll feast on pancakes and eggs, plus bacon, ham or sausage at the Invermere Legion. Spaces are limited for the 9 am and 11 am seatings, so reserve your tickets today by calling Cortney at 342-9281 (ext. 1232). Don’t forget your camera!

Radium Public Library On March 18, 15% of all food sales at the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery will be donated to the Radium Public Library. The good folks at the Horsethief Creek Pub choose a different local “Give Back Sunday” recipient each week. Supporting your favourite cause is as easy as going out for lunch.

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Place the Puck for a chance to win Hand Made Chocolates, Hockey Tickets and more! Drop entries off at ‘Valley Spas’ in Invermere or at ‘Fairmont Pizza and Ice Cream Parlour’

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The Columbia Valley Rockies are down 3 games to 1 to Kimberley at the printing time of this issue. I am hoping that you all are getting out to support them at every game as that is important for them and our community. Go have some fun, cheer loud and make a difference.

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My Side Effects


I had a person tell me that her chemo was the worst on the third cycle and it seemed to level out after that. I am into the fourth cycle now and I would have to agree. My brain and body seem to have adjusted to what is happening. Most of the side effects are still there but they don’t seem as prominent. Balance seems to be the biggest issue. I should mention the awesome light shows that I get to experience. Upon closing my eyes I always get a few seconds of flashing lights and shooting stars. It is pretty cool haha. Anyways, at this point I am actually feeling pretty good about this journey. Things do seem to be improving in the way I feel and what my body is doing.

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The Invermere Coffee Festival was a tremendous success. The Coffee & Tea Expo had more than 250 attendees and every one of them had a great experience. The Calgary Heritage Coffee Roasters were voted ‘Best Coffee’ at the Expo and Jeremy Ho was the most popular workshop leader. Logan Count won the ‘Art of Coffee’ contest. Thanks to ‘The Smarties’ for live entertainment at the Expo and thanks to Chronicle Coffee Roasters for sponsoring the event. See you next year.


The Static Shift The young rock/blues band that played on ‘The Launch’ is definitely on its way. They will be backing up Collective Soul this summer during the West Coast part of their tour. The Static Shift has performed here in the valley in the past as part of the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival and at The Station Pub. They are definitely some talented young rockers.

Paralympics I enjoyed watching some of the Olympic Winter Games last month. It is great watching that much effort and spirit. But I find the Paralympics even more interesting. The sports are awesome and the athletes are equally amazing. Canada does well at the Paralympics. It is too bad that the folks in charge of television programming are not as inspired by this event as the rest of Canadians are. It would be nice to see some more of it.

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A new volunteer organization is fundraising to build a 2 acre garden beside Columbia House, with wheelchair accessible, paved paths and lots of special touches. The Columbia House Enhancement Society hopes to raise $500,000 before this summer, with the goal of an August 1 construction start date. Visit or call 342-5723 for more information.

It was That Year (From page 4) In 1983 a house was worth $83,000, a Mustang cost $6,500 and average annual income was at $21,000. Microsoft Word and Cabbage Patch Dolls were introduced, DeLorean folded and the final episode of M.A.S.H aired.

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Did you know the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club offers free tent and traveltrailer camping at their range just northwest of Radium? The sites are treed with fire rings and picnic tables, outhouses and a covered outdoor area at the Clubhouse. Check your ideal camping dates with the club first by emailing to make sure the facility is not booked for a special event or group rental. It’s a beautiful spot for a rustic wedding celebration, too. While there you may want to try out some skeet shooting. It is a very fun experience for everyone.

Another Hard Truth Whiteboards are remarkable.

Spring Break Starts March 19 Local students will be out and about the last two weeks of March, celebrating the beginning of spring, so please watch out for more of our young people on the crosswalks and riding bicycles. Classes resume after Easter, on Tuesday, April 3. Our friends across the B.C./Alberta border start their spring break on Friday, March 23, which will make for a busy Easter weekend in the Valley.

Mmmm Ribs The Station Neighbourhood Pub will be firing up the BBQ on Saturdays after 5pm, with half-racks of ribs (covered in their house-made, sticky BBQ sauce) plus house-made cornbread, coleslaw and fries, all for only $18. I really love ribs. This might be the right time to mention that the Station Pub accepts reservations at 342-5557.

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Free Tax Help CRA-approved volunteers are available at the Invermere Library to help for free with your income tax and benefit returns this month, if you have a modest income and simple tax situation. To book an appointment, call 342-6416. The service is offered by the CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Spring Renos Now is a good time of year to get things touched up at your home. Pretty soon you will be busy getting out and enjoying the world and you want the work done by then. RONA has everything you need for your renovations. Check out the lumber, drywall, fixtures, paint, tools and supplies that they have in stock. They can also custom order anything you would like. Stop in and chat up the knowledgeable staff today for some ideas or problem-solving.

Where I Was The photo on page 6 show Watson hanging out at one of my favourite places. He is in my front yard in Invermere, the place that I am so looking forward to getting back to. See you soon folks.


of Sirius. There was even a touch of Northern Lights the other night. Take a look whenever you have the opportunity. It is a wondrous thing staring into the universe.

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Beautiful Day Skies I should mention that we should also be looking up during the day. It is amazing what a difference that makes just in our own energy. And it is beautiful. The surrounding mountains, the blue sky and puffy clouds; all amazing. Get your head up and keep it there folks. You will see some great things including the warm eyes of everyone you meet.

School Funding It is a crazy world. The States have decided to train and arm teachers. They have been pulling back funding in the education system for years. Who needs books when you can have guns instead. I can just imagine sitting in a grade 1 class with little old Mrs. Archibald saying, “Johnny, I told you to quit disrupting the class. One more incident and I will shoot you in the foot”.

Work Clothes Everyone who works outdoors or in construction knows about Carhartt workwear clothing. Columbia Valley Trading Company offers the best prices and the best selection in the valley. Stop in at Frater Landing and check out all the great products in the store.

Start of Spring The Spring Equinox happens on March 20 this year. The Equinox marks the time when the Sun crosses the ‘Celestial Equator’ and the amount of daylight becomes more than the amount of darkness in the northern hemisphere. This is considered the scientific beginning of the spring season as things should be warming up and beginning to grow. It is a beautiful time of year.

It’s Hard to be Funny What’s the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing.

Beautiful Night Skies Every evening I make a point of looking up. Watson is a big help as we are always out for a late walk. Anyways, the sky is incredible. Orion and Sirius are very prevalent. I love the colours

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22 William Shatner, Reese Witherspoon 23 Roger Bannister, Chaka Khan 24 Harry Houdini, Steve McQueen 25 Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John 26 Martin Short, Steven Tyler 27 Mariah Carey, Quentin Tarantino 28 Reba McEntire Local Celebrities

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