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A scarecrow in training takes some tips from one of the pros at the Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival Saturday, August 10. This year's event featured a parade, races and other family-friendly events. For more photos see A6 and A7. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTO

First-term District of Invermere councillor Al Miller will try his luck against incumbent mayor Gerry Taft in this year's November municipal election. Miller, owner of Invermere Home Hardware and president of the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey club, says he's considered running for mayor for years — well before he was elected to district council in 2008. "I was tempted, but decided I needed to get my feet wet. I needed to learn from the ground up," Miller says. "So I've done my term on council and I've learned a lot. I've got lots more to learn, but I think the time is right. It's been a dream for a long time. Now's my chance and I'm going to take a run for it." Miller says many of the issues he's hoping to champion in the fall campaign stem from his work as a volunteer in the community, as well as concerns he's heard from residents and visitors. "I'm a little concerned about families," he says, citing declining school enrollments and

a lack of employment opportunities to keep locals in the valley as two problem areas. "I see a lot of need [while volunteering], so I think I've got a pretty good understanding as to how to provide for some of those needs."

Al Miller If he's successful in his bid for mayor, Miller says economic development would be a primary focus. He'd also work to expand local recreation opportunities and push for a recreation director for the Invermere area. As well, he would work with local arts groups to fill a performancespace "void" he sees in the district's cultural community. STORY CONTINUES TO 'SEATS' ON PAGE A3

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Notice of Closure and Restricted Access As a result of a generous offer by the Lake Windermere Lions Club to complete park improvements including, accessibility upgrades to the pathways, gazebo and washroom, landscaping a new entrance and streetscape and installation of additional on site amenities, the 12th Avenue Lions Park will be closed for public use from Thursday September 15th to Friday September 21st. The closure is for safety reasons. Improvement works will continue after September 21st but restricted access is expected to be permitted. The park improvement project is predicted to last 3 weeks from commencement. The District of Invermere would like to thank the Lake Windermere Lions Club for their continued support of this great community park and ask that the park users honour the closure and restrictions while the work is being done. If there are any questions regarding the upgrades or work closures please contact Rory Hromadnik at 250-342-9281, ext 235 or email at

Another Mexican Fiesta Night at Radium Valley Vacation Resort has come and gone, helping once again to bring disability services to Puerta Vallarta in Mexico. While there was a somewhat smaller turn-out this year, more money was raised than last year's Fiesta Night, totalling $7,521. "It was a bit of a surprise," said Geraldine Vanderveen. "We were expecting to get $6,000 or $7,000, so it's fantastic that we raised even more than that with the smaller turn-out." Geraldine and husband Jerry Vanderveen are parents of Connor, the namesake of the Caring Abroad Society of Alberta (CASA) Connor, the not-for-profit organization who puts on these fundraising nights. Connor was diagnosed with Hunter Syndrome at a young age. Connor's grandparents, Peter and Teena Oudman, who worked at the Radium Valley Vacation Resort for many years, volunteer their time in Puerto Vallarta at orphanages and assisting with the building of schools. With the proceeds from the CASA Connor Fiesta Nights going 100 per cent to the facility project in Mexico, the Vanderveen and Oudman families are happy to announce that construction has broken ground. "They're in the process of putting in services, and as far as the building stands right about now, it's progressing," said Geraldine. "It's taken a long time to get to this so it's great to show others what we are accomplishing and to give them more of an incentive for the cause." The facility in Puerto Vallarta broke

TOP: Guests at the Fiesta Night line up for delicious Mexican-style cuisine. BOTTOM: A table party waits for dinner to be served and door prizes to be called. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

ground on April 4 of this year. Photos of the initial construction efforts were on display at the Fiesta Night. Geraldine hopes that by next year's CASA Connor event, even more progress or completed photos will be available. "It was a really good night," said Geraldine. "There was a fantastic environment. It was more of a 'party'

Art from the Attic flies off the shelves at first annual sale INVERMERE — Art From the Attic, a one-day sale of donated art works, drew a massive crowd of 1,242 people to the Invermere Community Centre throughout the sevenhour event on Saturday, September 3. Almost everything was sold, for a grand total of $15,400. The total will be split between the two hard-working groups of volunteers: the Columbia Valley Arts Council and the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary. Volunteers at the sale heard many interesting stories. A local man purchased the two limited-edition Calgary Olympic graphics for his sports memorabilia collection,

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another Invermere family purchased the Patrick Roy jersey, a young woman of Danish descent who owns a condominium here bought the antique oil painting of the Danish village, and a little boy bought a photograph of an owl because it reminded him of the one in Harry Potter. Many people remarked on the delightful treasures they found and promised to come back next year. Donations for next year's Art From the Attic begins now: you may drop your unloved art at the Invermere Thrift Store or Pynelogs Cultural Centre with a note saying it is for the 2012 art sale. We promise to find it a good home.

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At least two council seats up for grabs Continued from page A1 "I'm not suggesting I'm going to come in and build a theatre right off the bat," he says. "But I am suggesting that with working with the groups who are interested, working with some philanthropists, working with government, we can maybe pull something together." Overall, Miller says he's pleased with the state of Invermere at the moment, "but there are a few areas of concern." "I've been told by different people that the town isn't as friendly as it once was," he says. "I think we have to do a better job with the welcome mat, because there's a lot of competition out there." With Miller committed to the mayoral race, his seat on council will be open to a newcomer. But his isn't the only councillor's chair undefended by an incumbent. Councillor Bob Campsall told The Valley Echo he isn't planning to put his name forward when nominations for district council open in October. "I've done my time. I've had 15 years on council," he says. "That's five terms, and I've put in an awful lot of meetings. I'm starting to think, well, how much time is left? Better do a few other things besides go to meetings." A retired school administrator, Campsall was first elected to council in 1996. He says he sees a retirement from District of Invermere Council as a "lifestyle change," though he still plans to be heavily involved in other community activities, which currently include work with Wildsight, the Jumbo Conservation Society and the Rod and Gun Club. "I've got so many other things... They just take up so much of my time and I decided there are probably some other things that I want to do," Campsall adds. "I haven't gone fishing in probably 10 years, and I used to love fishing." Campsall says he'll remember his time on council fondly, though, and praised district staff and his fellow elected officials.

"I'm leaving feeling good about everything. I think we've done a good job for the town." Councillor Ray Brydon, currently finishing his second term with the district, says he'll likely be back on the ballot a third time.

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"There's no reason that I would not run, but I'll wait until nominations are called and make my final consideration at that time," he says. Brydon says he's looking forward to seeing new candidates enter the mix, and at least two new faces in chambers. "I think new blood's always great," he adds. "You need change to have a new vision from time to time." Councillor Spring Hawes is also committed to running again, and says she thinks the experience she gained in her first term will be an asset. "It's a pretty steep learning curve and for me, I feel like I understand things and I have a handle on things," she says. "It might take you three years just to get comfortable with how things work, and the second time around hopefully we can get more things done." Hawes says she wants to stay focussed on community development and assisting the district's non-profit groups. "I'm very community minded, and I think we need someone like that on council," she says. She's also excited to see new councillors step up. "I think change is good. I think it's a really good opportunity for people to vote for what they think is important." Campsall is also hoping to see a robust roster of candidates seeking to replace him. "I'd encourage anyone who thinks they have something to contribute to get involved," he says.

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Early childhood programs returning COLUMBIA VALLEY — Strong Start and Baby Goose are back in Invermere, Edgewater and Canal Flats for the 2011-12 school season. Co-ordinator Yolanda Dolman says the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy has located a new facilitator for the infant and early child groups. Baby Goose, a program for babies and toddlers under 18 months, encourages early language development through rhymes, finger-

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Scizzor Sisters celebrated its official grand opening on August 27 with cake and champagne to mark the occasion. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

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let the public know about the event and what we have been doing all these years," said Lions member Herb Seel.

The Lake Windermere District Lions Club is fast approaching its 60th anniversary in the valley. An upcoming birthday celebration event is currently being scheduled some time for late October. The bash will be a by-invitation-only event and will feature a dinner, entertainment and much more at the Lions Hall. Invitations will be for members, outside clubs, businesses and other representatives. A special international guest will also be appearing at the event in support of Lions International. However, who the guest will be has not been confirmed as of yet. The anniversary will mark the Lions Club as one of the oldest service groups in the valley, and to keep the club and its many projects going, new members are required. "What we want to do is to

Currently the Lions Club has around 40 active members, but as time goes on, this figure could change. "All the funds that we raise go back into the community, and we'd like more community members joining," said Seel. "The number of current members are getting a bit tired and may not be able to pull the weight of our projects." So the call has been put out for a younger set of prospective members to come forward and join up. "They simply need to believe what we believe, and do the








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2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS Notice of Nomination Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Radium Hot Springs that nominations for the offices of: Mayor (one) and Councillors (four) For a 3-year term (December 2011, to December 2013), will be received at the Village Office 4836 Radium Blvd from 9:00 a.m. October 4th, 2011 until 4:00 p.m. October 14th, 2011 during normal office hours. Nomination documents are available at the Village Office.


Fusion Wellness Spa recently switched hands, with a new owner, Barbbara Mullen, as of September 1. Mullen, originally from England, spent 27 years in Fort McMurray in a busy corporate community para-legal law firm, but has been visiting the valley with her family for many years. "We liked to come out here for camping, and in 2005 we were looking for a place to settle for our retirement," said Mullen. "And we saw Castle Rock." Over the years, Mullen's children have flocked to the valley as well. Mullen became acquainted with Fusion Spa early-on, while preparing for her daughter's wedding. "I frequented here, I came to spend time and relax, and I loved it," said Mullen. Though nearing retirement age, Mullen was not sure if she was completely ready to stop

working, and the opportunity to run and own a business was appealing. "On less stressful days, I would Google businesses for sale in this area," Mullen said. "I feel I'm too young for retirement just yet, and I would be bored. So I thought about looking into a business, something to keep the economy in the area going, and I saw Fusion Spa. Within 24 hours, I had the information prepared and was ready to go." Mullen's plan is to add to Fusion Spa gradually over time, and keep a community-interest feel for the business. "I really want to invest in the community, it's important to give back and partake in things like charities and sponsorships," said Mullen. "We're going to provide services to help seniors and young families — as a mother of four kids I know how stressful families can be!" Mullen will be introducing programs at the spa focusing on different clientele for a certain amount of time, such as the two-week "mother"-ori-

ented express facial and regular or gelish pedicure. "The gelish is new," said Mullen. "It's a very durable pedicure that we're just introducing now. It instantly dries and is a bit longer-lasting." The spa will also be introducing reflexology and other recreational treatment, and pre and post-natal services. "We'd also like to offer a locals' and students' discount of 10 or 15 per cent for certain services, and a birthday discount with confirmation," said Mullen. "We're introducing a new line of vegan nail polish too." As for the business' size, Mullen is hoping to utilize the spa's basement to expand. "My long-term goal is to develop and expand the spa, and add a studio for yoga," said Mullen. As for coming into the position at Fusion Spa, Mullen could not be happier. "I'm excited for the venture, this is a totally different change in my life and I'm looking forward to sharing my enjoyment," said Mullen.



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Students in Mrs. Milligen's Grade 4 class pose for their first school photo as members of the J.A. Laird student body on September 6. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTO

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School zone patrols are back School patrols With school starting up for the 2011/12 season, police will once again concentrate patrols in the school zones. Many new kids will be strutting their independence and start walking to school. Please keep this in mind. Stay off the phones and don’t worry about the makeup while driving. You’re all looking good. September 2 • Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of six boat sheds being broken into in the Lower Lake View Lane area. Dead locks were cut off. Nothing was observed to be missing. Fuel was believed to have been stolen. September 3 • An attempted theft from a GMC Yukon vehicle was reported in the area of 5100 block of Riverside Close in Fairmont. The vehicle was

gone through but nothing indicated stolen. • Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of vandalism done to the washroom at Riverside Golf Course. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment. • Two gliders collided in midair over the Mount Swansea area. The gliders were found within 100 metres of each other. Two males each flying a glider at the time were deceased. The pilots have been identified as Keith Watson age 50 from Calgary and Ray Perino age 64 from Kelowna. Both are described as experienced pilots and familiar with the area. The Transportation Safety Board is assisting. Our thanks to the many people who were able to provide valuable information to the investigators and who also were first on scene to do the best they could for the pilots.

Police Files — Staff Sgt. Shehovac

Elders and drivers' licences If you are blessed with having your parents live long enough to deal with their driving privileges, I wish you all the best and good luck. My father is 88 and down the road I'll have a story about policeman son and Dad. While stationed in Golden I had a friend come into my office — we’ll call him Ray to protect the innocent. He has a father (we’ll call him Frank also to protect the innocent). When Frank would get in a car the public was warned through social media, and everyone stayed clear. Trying to convince an elderly person to give up his licence, well you would think life is over. Ray does his best and one day walks into my office frustrated and concerned. He hands me his father’s driver's licence with strict instruction not to give it back to him. I explain that I have no authority to keep it if his father demands it back. Ray explains his father doesn’t know that. Considerable times goes by (months) and Frank calls me. I know what he’s going to demand. “Marko, I understand you have my driver's

licence.� “I do.� I know the next question and I’m scrambling to think of a good answer. “ I want it back," Frank demands. “You can’t have it back,� was the best line I could think of. “Why not?" He’s pushing me to the limits of imagination. “ I suspended it.� My inside voice and my body language if anyone could have seen me was, you idiot, you know the next question and how am I going to convince him I have the authority to do that? Sure enough here comes the question. “Can you do that, suspend it?� We’re talking nano seconds to recover here. I was brilliant. “Frank, I’m the Detachment Commander, I can do that and I’ve suspended it.� Frank simply responds “Okay, bye.� After I hang up with Frank all I can think was, that’s it? I made a note to myself, the next trip home I’m bringing out the “I’m the Detachment Commander bit and seeing where it gets me.







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y now you've likely noticed a change in your trusty ol' Valley Echo. Our latest update — which rolled out last week, for all you collectors — was in the works for a couple months. During that time your editorial and production team spent a lot of hours staring at old newspapers, new newspapers from various ports of call, lists of fonts and little swatches of colour pulled up on the computer screen. Charts were made. Certain editors spent too much time in the Echo archives, and subsequently too much time talking about the Canal Flat/Canal Flats name change. When a paper has the amount of history the Echo does, going back through the archives can be an unexpected source of inspiration. While we decided not to go with the sometimes neon-coloured nameplates that mark our early 1990s editions, the scenic lake views and mountain ranges that graced our logos in decades past were too good to pass up. With this latest change we're working to showcase the strengths that have long been the Echo's hallmarks: dynamic photos, timely news and strong community input. Hopefully, you'll find the Echo in your hands a bit easier on the eyes, a bit brighter and bolder, with a few extra flourishes. But what we haven't tossed out with our old fonts is our dedication to bringing you all the breaking news, business, sports and arts coverage you expect. Redesigning a newspaper is a bit like getting one of those trendy new haircuts. You can say the words "bold, dynamic, fresh" to yourself over and over, but until the scissors start clipping — or the first issue makes it to the stands — you're never quite sure what reaction you'll get. So thanks to those who have given us their feedback on the new look over the past week. If you haven't yet and would like to, we're always open to hearing what you have to say. Feel free to drop by the office or send your input to

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A thank you from the community bus It's sometimes unexpected and surprising. It comes in many different shapes and sizes, and often it's only once — however, it can last forever. I'm talking about kindness! I first ventured south of Golden with the community bus around mid March. I have always been on the highway hauling a variety of commodities in both Canada and the U.S. From the bush to groomed yards, I have loaded for destinations sometimes days away. This has allowed me the pleasure of meeting many people in many towns and villages. However, this was my first attempt at hauling people. I wondered if it could be as simple as hauling cattle. You know — herd them on, then herd them off, very unattached. Not so!

It's been an amazing six months and I have met many incredible folks. From ages 10 through 96, some more engaging than others. Not to be bartender-ish, but we do listen — a captive audience, if you will. And I enjoy it. From Eileen Madson to WVCCS and Sonshine, Canal Flats to Edgewater and of course, Columbia House to wherever they wish, I carry them to and from work, shopping, home and the gym. And so many more places that would take forever to name. And yes, I have become very attached to many. I sometimes wonder how bored my wife Colleen gets when I return home with all my stories from the day. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the generosity shown to me by the residents of Invermere

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COMMENT Ramble On — Marilyn Berry

Moving and Murphy's Law You may have noticed a big hole dug in the front lawn of The Valley Echo last week. It seems that the tree that used to reside there (many years ago from what I can gather) left behind some pesky roots. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess where our sewer line runs when you take Murphy's Law into account. It's been a little testy in the office over the past few weeks since we learned this. Thanks very much to Doug and his crew from DCS Plumbing for coming to our rescue more than once. I see the forecast for this week includes quite a few days of rainy weather so if I get the grass seed in we'll be able to let Mother Nature take care of the rest. I'm moving‌ into down-

town Invermere. My son says I've done it so many times I should have it down to a science. While that may be true, this particular science requires physical labour that I absolutely hate! This is just my way of begging everyone to be extra-specially kind to me over the next couple of weeks. In other words, I'm whining. Last weekend was a very interesting one for me as I joined fellow Rotarians from throughout Rotary District 5080 in welcoming our 'inbound' Youth Exchange students. We are very fortunate in the Valley with the opportunity to host many international students from different programs in our community. Our children have

the ability to make friends from many other countries increasing their awareness of the world around them. I'm going to add to this that our children also benefit when students from other communities in Canada are available to them. These other students include hockey players looking for a home for the season. This will be my last reference to the need for billets for the Columbia Valley Rockies this season. Please help out if you are able. I hope you are all able to take in the Columbia Valley Show and Shine this weekend. The event is definitely a 'blast from the past', taking many of us down memory lane for a quick visit. Enjoy.

Mountain Views How was the response at this year's Invermere Farmer's Market?

"Fabulous, just wonderful. There was a great party atmosphere and lots of business." Doris Corbeil D.C. Donut Delight "Pretty good season, really busy at our stands." Bill Lobban Lemon Shakers, popcorn and fruit stand

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"Really good. It was very busy and a great time." Julia Oakes Doodlebug Glass

"It went very well, and it was very busy." Elke Heimann Stained glass

community calendar WED SEPTEMBER 14 •Free Bear Aware session at College of the Rockies. 7 - 8:30 p.m. 250-342-3210 TH, SEPTEMBER 15 •4th Annual Community Information and Registration Night, Invermere Community Hall, by Columbia Valley Recreation, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 250-342-3210. FRI SEPTEMBER 16 •Rockin' in the Park, Legend's Field, Radium Hot Springs. Live music, beer garden, concession. 7 - 10 p.m. SAT SEPTEMBER 17 •Show & Shine Car Show, The Springs Golf Course driving range, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. SAT, SEPTEMBER 17 •Last Market on Main in Radium, 12 - 6 p.m. SAT, SEPTEMBER 17 •Last Music on Main in Radium, 4 - 6 p.m. Marty and Eli play. SAT, SEPTEMBER 17 •Car Show Dance, Legend's Field, Radium Hot Springs. 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. $25/person, tickets sold at Meet on Higher Ground and the Radium Information Centre. SUN, SEPTEMBER 18 •Terry Fox Run, registration at 10 a.m., run at 11 a.m. 250-3429541 THUR SEPTEMBER 15 •CV Rec Centre Society AGM, 7 p.m., Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena

FRI SEPTEMBER 23 •Columbia Basin Trust AGM, Kaslo Hotel, Kaslo, 4 p.m. SUN SEPTEMBER 25 •BC Hockey officiating Clinic, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, 9 a.m. Register at Call Wanda, 250-342-0042. EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Hall. •Edgewater Community Market, Produce/ fruit/baking. Vendors needed. Table fee by donation. Contact Kara Stringer 250-341-8765. •Edgewater pancake breakfast 9-11 a.m. at the Community Hall. Contact Tammy 250347-9324. EVERY MONDAY •Gentle drop-in carpet bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Centre. •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-3411509. •Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/person. Visitors welcome. •EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Family Resource Centre. Info: 250-344-5674. 1ST & 3RD MONDAY •OPT clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: lowcost birth control, and STI testing.

1ST TUESDAY •Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Contact Tanya, tanyadeleeuw65@gmail. com. EVERY WEDNESDAY •Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer SurvivorsNew sessions starts Wed. Sept. 14 for 7 weeks. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan Klimek 250-342-1195. •Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club, archery, outdoors. EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-3411509. 1ST WEDNESDAY •1st Wednesday of every month. Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your boards! Call 250-342-6416. EVERY FRIDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit invermere. EVERY SATURDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. 2ND SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Community Hymn Sing, 7 p.m. For more information call, Clarence Stauffer, 250-3429580.

YOUNG ACHIEVER Congratulations to Lxxy Schmidt, who won the watermelon-eating contest in the seven to 11 age category at the Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival.

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Jet Rodding of Sewer Lines We will be Jet Rodding the sewer lines from September 19th – 23rd in Fort Point. This program is carried out a number of times during the year around town and is necessary to maintain the quality of sewer system. The District apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this operation. If you have any questions, please contact the District office at 250-342-9281.

Cancellation of September 27th, 2011 Regular Meeting of Council The regularly scheduled Meeting of Council for Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 has been cancelled. For further information please contact Nancy Smith, Confidential Secretary at 250 342-9281 ext#228.

September 17, 2008: The new play equipment cost $36,909 and required the efforts of eleven Lions Club members and a full day to put up. Pictured is Lions Club member Dave Fassnidge, and the Playground Guys ambassador Bruce Collins, who assisted in the construction of the equipment. ECHO FILE PHOTO


ICAN – Invermere’s Companion Animal Network ELSA E still needs a bit Elsa of time t to come out of her shell, but boy is she gorgeous! She will be a big girl and would pprobably like another kitty in the home to make her feel more secure. She will snuggle right into you when picked up. Elsa is 14 weeks old. E

Adoption Fee: $100 (to help oset spay/neuter and vet bills) 250-341-7888 If you wish to visit please contact us. Sponsored by the Artym Gallery 250-342-7566

50 years ago: Gary Hollingsworth, 18, received the Canadian Legion Branch 71 scholarship, awarded to a student of the Windermere District annually. Hollingsworth graduated from David Thompson Secondary School and was moving onward to the University of British Columbia. 45 years ago: The Community Auction held its first cattle sale of the year, drawing a large crowd of interested buyers. The sale would be the first of two, the second one being a mixed sale happening later that month. 40 years ago: Construction on the Windermere District Hospital expansion begun. The expansion, when completed, would add seven additional beds

to the existing 24 for a total of 31 beds. The casualty and day care area would be equipped with stretcher beds as well. 35 years ago: A series of break-ins occurred during an early morning in Invermere. Windows were smashed in at the Super-Valu, the Invermere Hardware, the Government Liquor Store and Oldham’s Transport. However, while small items were taken, no money was stolen from any of the businesses. 28 years ago: Smoke began appearing in the box of a garbage truck behind The Valley Echo, where the vehicle was driven to move away from any other businesses should there be a fire. Sure enough, a fire soon blazed. Despite volunteer efforts, the flames could not be doused until the Invermere Fire Department arrived on scene.

25 years ago: Panorama Resort sponsored a threestage cycling race over the weekend of September 27 and 28. An expected 100 to 150 riders were to partake, including top cyclists from elsewhere in B.C. and Alberta. 20 years ago: The Public Service Alliance of Canada strike continued picketing into its second week. The strike was taking a toll on Radium businesses, yet Kootenay National Park employees continued to strongly support their cause for strike. 15 years ago: Regional District of East Kootenay Directors passed a motion supporting a proposal to designate the land belonging to Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort as a mountain resort municipality. The motion was in reaction to an August 29 letter from Pheidias Project Manage-

ment Corp., the company charged with the task of establishing approvals for the creation of a $250 million four-season ski resort. 10 years ago: Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Wendy McMahon presented a cheque for $94,456 to school district superintendent Bendina Miller. The money would go towards helping to pay for renovations at David Thompson Secondary School and accommodate infant/toddler care space to go along with the Windermere Valley Child Care Centre. 5 years ago: Village of Radium Hot Springs residents showed a strong interest in the concept of a local, open-access, fibre optic communications network in the municipality. A final public meeting on the topic brought a fullhouse to the Prestige Inn.


Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Windermere Fall Fair a success.

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A CBAL success story — basin group tackles bio literacy GREG NESTEROFF Black Press Reporter

Taranjit Bhabra wanted to upgrade her education. A decade ago she left India for Nelson, her husband’s hometown. She worked as an esthetician, but hoped to broaden her career options, and perhaps become a nurse. She enrolled in an adult biology class at Selkirk College. However, English wasn’t her first language. Instructors spoke too quickly for her, and used scientific terms she didn’t know. She also had a young child, making it difficult to get to class without daycare. While she took advantage of a home study option, her progress was slow: “I thought ‘It’s not going to happen for 10 years.'" Meanwhile, Bhabra was taking her son to family literacy programs like Mother Goose and Love 2 Learn, because she wanted to read to him in English. Both fell under the umbrella of the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a non-profit organization that offers adult tutoring. Joan Exley, CBAL's community literacy co-ordinator in Nelson, says learners are paired with tutors based on goals: “It’s not curriculum based. It’s based on what that person needs.”

The goal can be short or long term — anything from weeks to years. “Somebody might come in and say I need to write my driver’s test in three weeks,” Exley says. “It’s very specific and time-oriented. That’s the goal and when the goal is done, they may be done.” By contrast, someone trying to improve their English might come for a long time. People also step in and out of the program, based on life demands. Exley says they always try to have more volunteer tutors than needed so no learner is left waiting. “When we’ve got a full slate we’ve probably got 14 or 15 working and five or ten in the pocket." Within that roster is a range of skills, so “if a learner needs help with English or math or doing a driver’s test, hopefully we’ll have someone who can lend their expertise.” In Bhabra’s case, she worked with a couple of tutors to improve her English, then tried again to conquer biology. Enter Sylvia Reimer, who had a science background and responded to a newspaper ad seeking new tutors. The two women were matched up and hit it off. “She was very motivated and I really wanted to help her get through this course,” Reimer says. “It takes a few lessons to learn each other’s style and see what works, but it’s very rewarding.” Although she had never been a tutor —

Nelson’s Taranjit Bhabra and Sylvia Reimer have been working together through the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s adult tutoring program.

“I was an aerobics instructor, but that’s about the extent of my teaching” — Reimer loved the subject, and Bhabra was equally fascinated. They met at Bhabra’s home once or twice a week, in sessions lasting two to four hours. The one-on-one solved the childcare problem, while the regular visits provided extra incentive. By the time she finally wrote her biology exam, it had been over three years since she started. Reimer was allowed to be present to explain some of the ques-

tions. Bhabra scored 96 per cent. “We were both thrilled,” Reimer says. “She’d been trying for so long. It was a big accomplishment for her.” “It ended up really great,” Bhabra adds. “It was so good, so comforting ... You give up and then suddenly something comes up and you can do it.” The pair are now completing a nutrition unit as Bhabra rounds out her science program. She also continues to attend family literacy programs — her eldest child is now in Grade 2 and her youngest is three.

Reach A Reader Wednesday, October 5

The Valley Echo and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are partnering on a great new event for Invermere. On Wednesday, October 5, some of Invermere’s highest profile people will be out on the street with our newspaper asking for donations to help support literacy initiatives in our community. Along with your donation we will give you a copy of your community newspaper for FREE (plus there might be a few extra promos to go along with that). Absolutely all funds raised from the day will go towards CBAL and all funds will stay in the community in which they are raised to support literacy programs in our community.

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Thursday, September 15: 4th Annual Community Information and Registration Night, Invermere Community Hall, by Columbia Valley Recreation, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 250-342-3210. September 16 - 17, September 19-24: "Cowboys and Aliens" plays at Toby Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17: Columbia Valley Classic Car Show & Shine, various events over the two days, Radium Hot Springs. Friday September 16: Rockin' in the Park, Legend's Field, Radium Hot Springs. Live music, beer garden, concession. 7 - 10 p.m. Saturday, September 17: Pancake breakfast at Radium Community Hall, 7 - 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17: Show & Shine Car Show, The Springs Golf Course driving range, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, September 17: Last Market on Main in Radium, 12 - 6 p.m. Saturday, September 17: Last Music on Main in Radium, 4 - 6 p.m. Marty and Eli play. Saturday, September 17: Car Show Dance, Legend's Field, Radium Hot Springs. 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. $25/person, tickets sold at Meet on Higher Ground and the Radium Information Centre. Sunday, September 18: Terry Fox Run, registration at 10 a.m., run at 11 a.m. 250-342-9541

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Get animated with new 'Home children' discussion DIY workshop wraps up museum's summer MONTANA CAMERON Pynelogs Staff

Pynelogs Cultural Centre is offering a new animation workshop this September for ages nine and up. In the DIY Animation Redux, participants will make a variety of 19th century animation devices, stop motion films with plasticine modeling clay, traditional 2D animation on their laptops with Pencil animation software, and turn the classroom into a giant camera obscura. Not only will the students get to make these great devices, they will also learn about the science and history behind them. Students will make zoetropes, a device that provides the illusion of movement through static images. The earliest known zoetrope was made in 180 AD in China, and even today people are still creating these simple devices to entertain! The workshop is Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. It costs $40 and is open to ages are nine and up. Young and old

are encouraged to sign up. It’s never too late to learn a new way to express yourself. Students will need to bring a laptop with the Pencil 2D Animation program installed. The friendly staff at Pynelogs will guide you through installation if you have any problems. Pencil is a free and safe program that is user friendly and easy to use. Power cords are also necessary. The workshop is taught by Sarah Frazier, part of the summer staff at Pynelogs Cultural Centre and an emerging filmmaker with a B.F.A. in film from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. This summer Sarah has taught two other film camps in Invermere, one at the College of the Rockies and the other at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. She is excited to have a new opportunity to share her love of film and animation with the community. This workshop teaches that anyone can create and tell a story through images. You don’t need a fancy camera or computer — it can be as easy as picking up a pencil and notepad.

First Nations film fest comes to Windermere WINDERMERE — The World Anew is a project presented by Vancouver-based Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society that explores contemporary First Nations film through three main components: a touring film screening, mentored youth film production workshops, and an interactive website. Audiences are invited to experience The World Anew through short films by six Aboriginal filmmakers. These films celebrate a multitude of First Nations identities in Canada, as well as past and current Indigenous forms of exchange through diverse forms and genres — from documentary, to narrative, to experimental. Filmmakers and selected films include: Banchi Hanuse (Nuxalk), Cry Rock; Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Heiltsuk/ Mohawk), Ktunaxa: Our First Voices; Kate Kroll and Marilyn Thomas (Saulteaux), Shi-Shi-Etko; Terrance Houle (Blood Tribe), Friend or Foe;

Kelvin Redvers (Métis — Dené), Firebear Called them Faith Healers; Bear Witness (Cayuga Six Nations), Apanatschie and her Redheaded Wrestler. The World Anew will tour to nine locations in B.C.’s interior Kootenay and Ktunaxa regions, with youth film production workshops scheduled for Vancouver, Nelson, and Windermere and the Akisqnuk First Nation. The program is accompanied by curators Jennifer Cane and Marilyn Thomas (Saulteaux), who will lead a post-screening Q and A. Admission is free, with a suggested donation. The World Anew stops in Windermere September 20 at 7 p.m. at the Akisqnuk First Nation Hall. The film workshop runs September 24 in the same space from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The workshop is open to youth aged 12 to 20. Preregister by calling 604-685-3841 or emailing

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Summer at the Windermere Valley Museum is fast drawing to a close and the Historical Society invites you to their closing activity on Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m. West Kootenay author Art Joyce will be at the museum to speak on Home Children in Canada. Joyce is preparing a book about the children who were sent from the U.K. to work in our country. Many of these youngsters, orphans, homeless or even some from very poor homes, ended up on farms or in remote areas of our country. Often they worked with little or no remuneration or love. Most knew nothing of the family left behind. They were lost souls. If you have a story of a Home Child in your family or suspect that someone in your family may have been a Home Child, come and share

the story with others. You may solve a family mystery! Summer at the museum was successful thanks to the special efforts put forth by our summer students Dionne and Olivia Rad.

One hundred fifty children attended our weekly children’s programs, learning everything from using a mangle, to milking ‘cows,’ to panning for gold, to building a tipi, and even to earning an allowance for doing ‘chores.’ Thank you ladies, you were great. Visitors from around the world (and the local day care centres) dropped in to learn about our valley. Our special exhibit, Toys Alive, brought smiles and

memories to everyone. Among our special visitors was a film crew from Japan. These gentlemen, in preparing a film about the Rockies, became enamored with the story of Conrad Kain and his exploits. The museum’s display (courtesy of the Conrad Kain Committee) provided information and footage for them. Thanks to all of our residents who found time to visit the museum and to bring their families, friends and visitors to enjoy our sights and sounds of Valley history. Winter hours will begin the last week of September. The museum will be open Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Remember, we always welcome volunteers. We’ll find a winter project for you! Writer Jim Bishop wrote, “Autumn carries more gold in its hand than all the other seasons." Take time to enjoy our golden valley.

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When local artist Angelique Gillespie first heard of a car crash on Hwy. 93 in Kootenay National Park this summer that took the lives of a travelling family, she was touched. "I had these bookmarks, and instead of giving them away as I always do at the Tour of the Arts, I instead asked people if they were interested in giving a $1 donation in memory of the family," Gillespie explained. She raised $45 and decided to put the money back into the valley by donating it to Black Star Studio's Ris-

ing Stars program, which provides art supplies to daycares and preschools. From there, the bookmark project began to take off without Gillespie planning for it to, and she decided to reach out to students at David Thompson Secondary School. "I went to Robyn at the school and when I told her (about the project)," she says. "She thought it would be a good idea to have the students take the project and raise money that could benefit kids in the valley." Led by Gillespie, students pitched in to help make bookmarks on September 8 during art teacher Robyn Oliver's art class. Sixty of these hand-made bookmarks are also being sent to the class-

mates of children who passed away in the accident back in their home in the United States. Bookmarks can also be purchased at Pynelogs Cultural Centre, which has also stepped up to help promote and support the endeavor. Other venues for bookmark sales are in the works. Proceeds will continue to go to Rising Stars. "The students here liked the project immediately," said Oliver. "They got right into it and enjoyed it because it's quick, emotive and abstract, making the designs for the bookmarks." "I'm delighted that people understand," said Gillespie. "It started with a bookmark and has gotten to this point."

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Laura Merle Levagood It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Laura Merle Levagood, age 86, on September 3rd, 2011 at Delta Hospital, after a 7 month struggle with cancer. Born July 8th, 1925 in Manitou, Manitoba. She was the youngest daughter of William and Laura Manning of Darlingford, Manitoba. Merle had 2 sisters, Alva and Ella, and 3 brothers Clayton, Wray and Delbert. All her family had predeceased her. Merle had a happy, small town childhood in Darlingford. She always had lots of friends, sang in the church choir, and enjoying skating at the local community centre. After graduation from high school, Merle moved to Calgary where she worked for McDonalds Consolidated. There she met and worked with Marion Levagood, soon to be her sister in law. Merle met Glenn Levagood in Calgary in 1946. They were married in Calgary on February 8th, 1947. Soon after, they moved to Camrose Alberta, where Glenn began his 50 year career with Sun Life. Moving with this new family was Mrs. Laura Manning Sr., who lived with the family for eleven years, until she passed away in 1958. Pamela Jean Levagood was born in Camrose, Alberta on February 16th, 1951. Cynthia Louise Levagood was born in Edmonton, Alberta on July 23rd, 1959. Merle had a zest for life! She loved to cook and entertain. Everyone was always welcome at the Levagood home. She played an active role in the community, volunteering at Ronald McDonald House and the Misericordia Hospital for decades. Merle loved curling at the Hillcrest Country Club, quilting with her quilting group, playing cards, knitting afghans and boy did she know her sports trivia. She and Glenn were avid Edmonton Eskimos and Edmonton Oilers fans, having season’s tickets for decades. After Glenn’s passing on September 2nd, 2001 in Edmonton, Merle moved to Tsawwassen, BC. in 2007 to be closer to her girls. There she lived at the Waterford Seniors Residence where she made many, dear friends, enjoyed playing bridge, attending happy hour, (especially when Elvis was entertaining!) and had many daily laughs. Merle is survived by Pam and Moray Keith of Tsawwassen, BC, and Cindy Levagood and David Dupont of Fairmont Hot Springs BC. Much joy in Merle’s life was attributed to her grandchildren, Greg Keith and Courtney Keith of Vancouver BC. Years of dance recitals’, hockey games, Nan’s baking and Nana’s love was special to them, and shall be greatly missed. Fairmont Hot Springs, Mountainside Villas played a big part in Merle and Glenn’s life. The family has enjoyed 30 summers there, with lots of friends, and many good times. A Celebration of her life will be held at Beach Grove Golf Course, 5946 - 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, BC, on Wednesday September 21st, 2011, from 1 – 3 pm. To make this joyous celebration even more fun, the family requests you bring photos of Merle for them to keep. Please explain on the back who is in the photo and the occasion. Write down a funny or memorable story and bring it with you. The girls are preparing a book in memory of her life and these photos and stories will all be included. Merle’s favourite colour was pink. You are asked to wear something pink on the 21st to celebrate her zest for a life well lived! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ICAN, Invermere Companion Animal Network, the Delta Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.




James Ralph Johnston January 30, 1917 -- August 18, 2011 James Ralph Johnston, died of age related causes on August 18, 2011, at the age of 94. Ralph is survived by his wife Caroline; and former wife Joan; sister Joy; daughters Lynne and Trish; son in law Dietmar; step-children Douglas, Judy, Jay, Nancy; Susan, David and Stephen; grandchildren Allison, Jordan, Courtenay, Simon and Kurt and great-grandchildren Grace, Joy, Addison, Zion and Eden as well as many other extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Doreen, wife Rhoda and daughter Sheila. Ralph was born on January 30, 1917, and raised in the Invermere valley. His family homesteaded “Comfort Ranch” until 1926, when they moved into Invermere when Henry Ford had made breeding carriage horses unprofitable. Graduating from high school in 1935, Ralph set off to the University of British Columbia where, he graduated from UBC with a degree in Forestry Engineering. He was immediately hired by the B.C. Forest Service. In 1942, Ralph joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served in Manitoba, training young navigators for the concerted bombing raids over Germany rather than flying overseas as he had planned. After his military service, Ralph returned to the B.C. Forest Service rising through the ranks to serve as Assistant District Forester in Kamloops and District Forest Manager in Prince Rupert, Nelson and Kamloops, until retiring in Kamloops after 40 years of service. A consummate outdoorsman, he delighted in sharing his love of nature and vast knowledge of the natural world with his family. As a result, none of us will ever light a campfire with more than one match or have an artificial Christmas tree and most of us know how to find tiny, wild strawberries and can name several species of conifers. In his retirement years, Ralph was a square dancing enthusiast. He also enjoyed his many years of Rotary Club fellowship and supported its international mission. A lifelong believer, he was a regular attendee of both the Salvation Army and Hills of Peace Lutheran churches. His family extends heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Berwick for their excellent, expert, and loving care of Ralph in his last year. Ralph’s funeral will be held at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church in Kamloops at 11 a.m., on September 3, 2011. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service. Ralph was a strong proponent of charitable giving; in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor’s favourite charity. Condolences may be expressed at ~ Gone are the days we used to share, but in our hearts you’re always there ~

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UNIT Electrical Engineering Ltd. (UEE) requires an Assistant Controller to be responsible for managing the overall accounting functions of UEE and working with the Corporate Controller to produce timely and accurate information, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparing ďŹ nancial reports. The Assistant Controller will aid the Corporate Controller in directing and managing the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures, preparing ďŹ nancial statements and reporting to top management. The Assistant Controller will also maintain the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accounting systems and implement changes as required by the Corporate Controller. Previous experience in a supervisory position would be beneďŹ cial and a University Degree in Business/Accounting and/or professional accounting designation such as CGA/CMA is preferred although applicants with a combination of experience and education will be considered; especially those enrolled in the CGA or CMA programs. UEE offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment and career advancement opportunities. QualiďŹ ed applicants should submit their resume and covering letter to Wade Schatz, CMA at: Closing date for this competition is September 28, 2011

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required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus beneďŹ ts. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to:

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Welcome Wagon is hiring! We are looking for a motivated, organized, and enthusiastic individual to visit new families, new parents, and the newly engaged. Car and computer required. Sales experience an asset. Email all questions and resumĂŠs to cwickenheiser@ Black Forest Restaurant is looking for kitchen help and P/T daytime cleaner email resume to: or drop off resume between 12pm-5pm FITTERS/WELDERS for fabrication of structural and plate work for a mining equipment manufacturer. Good wages and health beneďŹ ts. Located in Vernon, BC. Send resumes to or fax to 250-549-6735. LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914. Looking for F/T front desk and P/T Night Audit. Apply in person with resume to the Prestige Inn Radium 7493 Main St.



Engineering Technician

The District of Invermere, a vibrant community of 3000 people tucked between the Purcells and the Rockies in the East Kootenays, invites applications for the position of Engineering Technologist. The Position: The Engineering Technician has the principal responsibilities to manage and co-ordinate projects and contracts, design and layout basic water, sanitary sewer, road and storm sewer networks, inspect and report on various projects and developments, and develop and implement municipal infrastructure related programs. A sound knowledge of the operations and procedures in a typical municipal public works environment and related provincial regulations is required. Considerable independent judgment and action is exercised by this position. QualiĂ&#x20AC;cations: The successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized technical institute or equivalent as a Civil Engineering Technologist or Technician and will have membership eligibility in the Association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. They must have an understanding of best engineering practices, and experience in, municipal infrastructure works including water, sanitary sewer, roads, and storm water management. They will be responsible for inspecting and reporting on installations of this nature. They must be able to prepare and review engineered drawing and plans, contract documents, cost estimates and instructions and must demonstrate competence in contract and project management. With a thorough understanding of Provincial and Municipal regulations and how they relate to municipal infrastructure projects, the successful candidate will apply Occupation Health and Safety regulations, environmental and public health regulations, and municipal bylaws to their daily work. The chosen applicant will have a working ability in Computer aided design and drafting (CADD) and basic survey skills as well as a working ability in Word, Excel, Access and an understanding of Geographical Information Systems. This position requires the ability to work with little or no supervision in the development and delivery of municipal infrastructure programs with competence in engineering research and report writing. Good oral and written communication skills and effective public relations skills are essential. As well as its beautiful surroundings and sense of community the District offers an attractive beneĂ&#x20AC;ts and remuneration package. This is a union position and earns $29.80 as a probationary rate with a rate of $30.72 (2011) upon completion of the 90-day trial period as described in the CUPE Local 2982 Collective Agreement. Please submit applications by September 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm to: Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative OfĂ&#x20AC;cer 914-8th Avenue PO Box 339, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Phone 250-342-9281 Fax 250-342-2934 e-mail:

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Help Wanted



Financial Services

Heat, Air, Refrig.

Misc. for Sale

Legal Assistant/Receptionist required for 2 days/week with potential for a full time position. Experience an asset but willing to train. Please forward resumes to Hubbard & Blakley, email: fax: 250-342-4414 mail: Box 639, Invermere BC V0A 1K0

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need medical ofďŹ ce & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.c

Mobile Homes & Parks

LORDCO Auto Parts is looking for a F/T Counter person. Apply with resume in person to James. Wage depending on experience. Excellent beneďŹ ts. We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

Labourers Renovation company seeks labourers & skilled carpenters. Phone Al @ 250-342-5477

ClassiďŹ eds = Results! Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Position available immediately for experienced cook at Columbia Garden Village. All day shifts. Drop by with your resume and chat with us about the benefits of working as part of our team. As well as great hours and days, we offer a competitive wage and benefits package, lots of opportunity for advancement. Please send resume and qualifications to: or fax 250.341.3340 or drop off to Adrienne Turner

Trades, Technical AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required in a very busy General Motors dealership. We offer a Health BeneďŹ ts plan, modern well-equipped facility, great training& above average compensation! If interested call or email Jasyson Kowalchuk 306.331.7766 Echo Valley GM Fort Qu Appelle, SK. HELP WANTED Journeyman or Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician, Kindersley, SK. Extremely busy independent shop. Wage based on education and experience. BeneďŹ ts package. Fax 306463-4822 or email


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If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to you... why not frame it? Custom art and object framing, canvas printing, and custom mirrors- make your space your own! 250-342-5102 Below Gone Hollywood. Look for the red door!

Financial Services

Hauling & Salvage ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING garbage, brush & construction disposal, mulch deliveries Call Dale Hunt 250-342-3569

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations

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Misc Services

STORAGE SPACE For Rent 250-342-4494

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

WINTER JOB FAIR Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Lodge We will be hiring for our Winter 20112012 season on Thursday, September 15. Positions available include: t Lift Operators t Groomers t Snow Makers t Ticket Office t Ski and Snowboard Instructors t Kitchen Staff Resumes may be sent in advance to David Sheedy: or simply bring it with you.

250-342-6312 Misc Services

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is Not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Misc Services


HAVE A PILE OF GARBAGE to get rid of? Give Odd Jobs Ent. a call. 250-342-3569

â&#x20AC;˘ Supply/Install all Hardwoods â&#x20AC;˘ Sanding, Custom Staining â&#x20AC;˘ Resurfacing Prefinish â&#x20AC;˘ Site-finished Engineered Flooring â&#x20AC;˘ Stairs, Inlays & Baseboards â&#x20AC;˘ Tile & Slate Work

SYSTEMS ANALYST / PROGRAMMER CBT has an opening in the Castlegar office for a Systems Analyst/Programmer (full-time, 1 year contract). This position manages IT projects in CBT from inception through their life-cycle to meet stakeholder objectives, and will design, build and manage business systems and applications that support CBT. View this career opportunity at www.cbt. org/careers or call Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998.


Available to do house-cleaning in Invermere. Day-time hours only. Sona 250-341-3731.



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Pets & Livestock

Pets POMERANIAN PUREBRED DOGS. 7 months, 8 months and 9 months in age. WEIGHT 5-7 POUNDS. CALL 250-423-4843 EMAIL:

PUREBRED Australian Shepherd puppies for sale. Ready to go to new homes Sept. 9, 2011. Four females and three males left. Days (250)8469828 or nights (250)846-5121.

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Dishwasher - portable Kenmore. Two years old. $450 Call 250-342-0040.

CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991 DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL buildings Priced to Clear. Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FIREWOOD Clovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dell ďŹ rewood, seasoned larch, ďŹ r, birch, and pine. Measured cords, 1/2 cords, split and delivered or pick up a trunk load. 250-342-0152 FIREWOOD Support Rockies Hockey. Fir&Pine.Phone 250-342-6908 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit: for an extra 20% off or call 1888-473-5407.

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

Tools SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Real Estate

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Used / Damaged 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

Misc. for Sale BUILDING SALE... â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock bottom pricesâ&#x20AC;? 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422.

Acreage for Sale 82.8 ACRES, 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

For Sale By Owner 2002-WinďŹ eld mobile home, occupied four years, good condition, must be moved porch & propane tank included. $50,000. 250-342-6188

Mobile Homes & Parks 3 bedroom recently updated on pad at Green Acres. $65,000 obo. 250-342-1700.

Window Cleaning

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Window Cleaning

Krystal Klear Window Washing & Snow Plowing

250-342-0450 Serving the Valley for over a decade!

LAWRENCE HEIGHTS 9510 HWY 97N, Vernon. New Home & Lot Pkgs move-in ready!! Single wide (14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) home & lot from $130K. Double section modulars from $190K. Call 250-5425400 or 250-306-7128. Web: Email:

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reďŹ nances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Recreational RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ďŹ shing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see

Other Areas BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Natâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-(800)631-8164 code 4001 or visit:

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm, 2 bath Open Concept R2000 Executive Condo Fully furnished in downtown Invermere. Includes all appliances, electric ďŹ replace and top of the line barbecue. $1200/month. 1 month free with 1 year lease. Available immediately. Email or call 416-709-4590 AKISKINOOK resort - 1 bdrm fully furnished condo, indoor pool, hot tub. $700/ month includes cable. Call 403-281-3991

Black Forest Village, 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse, garage, deck, F/S, D/W, W/D. $1000/mth. 403-284-2907 or 250-688-8835 evenings. CARRIAGE COURT APARTMENTS conveniently located behind Sobeys within walking distance to downtown. 2 bdrm townhouse units, outside entrance. Sliding glass doors open onto balcony, overlooking private courtyard. Fireplace and WD included in each unit. Long term preferred. NP. $850/ month DD. Avail immediately. Utilities not included. 250-342-0838 COMFY, older, furnished, 1400 sq ft, 2 storey, upper, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Radium golf resort condo. 6 mo min. lease, $975. per mo incl.utli., W,D, appl, TV, micro, bbcue, patio. call Rose, 403 809 5445 or email INVERMERE - Lake Front, main ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, furnished, N/P, N/S, 6 appliances, pool/hot tubs, underground parking, $1250/mth + DD + utilities, 403861-0544 or

RADIUM - $750, 1 bdrm + den at the Peaks, incl all util, ďŹ replace, in-suite w/d, Sept 1. 403-816-6007.




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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Upper


INVERMERE 2 blocks from downtown condo, furnished, 2bdrm, 2 bath. $1050/mth, includes utilities NS NP, no partiers. References 403-9784559 or 250 342-6440.

Renovated 2 bdrm, 1 bath apartment in Invermere. Furnished & equipped. Hydro & cable included. Shared laundry. $875/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 308263495

Commercial/ Industrial

Wilmer- 2 Bedroom log home large fenced yard, detached workshop, perfect for couple or 2 singles. Small pet welcome, $1,000/mth, avail Oct 1. Call to submit application with references. Ed English 250-342-1194 Jan Klimck 250-342-1195

Windermere 2 upper 2 bdrm suites recently renovated 4 appliances, $700/month Available immediately 4-plex with large yard, views separate entrances, parking few blocks from beach Call or text 403-803-4540 call only 250-342-3736 email

Invermere - Lake Windermere Point. 2-bdrm, 2-bath, underground parking, 5 appliances, unfurnished. $1000/mth 403519-0447.

Apartment Furnished

Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath ground floor condo in Radium. Part furnished or unfurnished with W/D, A/C, underground parking & hydro inc. $845/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 308266634

2 bed 2 bath fully furnished -complete kitchen, 3 TV’s, fridge, stove, microwave, d/w, washer/dryer,u/g heated parking, A/C & private deck.$1000/month + utilities + DD $500.403-681-0260 DOWNTOWN Invermere Townhouse for Rent - Fully furnished including Cable TV. Available October 1 to mid December on a week to week or month to month basis. $1600/month or $400/week + DD. Phone 403-615-7640.

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Real Estate

For lease, up to 10,000 sq ft. Prime main street downtown Invermere commercial location. 403-519-0447.

Cottages / Cabins Large, clean unfurnished cabin in Fairmont. 3 bdrms 2 renovated baths, great deck, lots of storage $1250/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 298857683

Duplex / 4 Plex Invermere 2 bdrm 1 bath duplex with large yard. Storage space, unfurnished or furnished. Laundry, wood fp. $850/mnth+ Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 308870828

Misc for Rent Wilmer, 2-3 bedrm mobile with wood & propane heat, large fenced yard. $700/mth. Sorry, no dogs. 250-342-8377 after 6 pm

Rockies West Realty Independently Owned and Operated Kim Collens

Sales Representative

230 Laurier Street, Invermere, B.C. Toll Free: 1-877-342-3427 Cell: 250-342-1671 Email:

Recipe of the Week

BLUEBERRY NECTARINE SALAD 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon Lemon Rind, grated 6 Nectarines, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 3/4 cup Blueberries 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice 1/2 teaspoon Gingerroot, minced 3 large Basil Leaves, chopped

In a microwaveable bowl, microwave sugar, lemon rind and 1 cup water at high for 30 seconds; whisk until sugar is dissolved and then let cool. Add nectarines, blueberries, lemon juice, ginger and basil leaves and toss to combine. A lovely summer salad! See all my recipes at

Home of the Week

On the Warm Side of the Rockies! Affordable condo in a quiet location with great views, underground parking and a place to store your toys! Open floor plan with one bedroom + den, river rock fireplace and oversize deck.


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1757 FORT POINT CLOSE 3 bdrm, 3 bath executive home. Fabulous location, steps to everything. Mature responsible only Available immediately $1350 month Call 250-342-6577

3-bedroom Mobile Home Lots of new renovations. Awesome view of the valley. Large deck & yard. Sorry, No Dogs allowed. $800 per month + utilities. 250-342-1700 BRAND New Lake Front Condo Invermere 2 Bedroom plus den Beautiful Lake View, 1188 Square feet. Fully upgraded with Granite, Hardwood, Stnlss Steel Appliances and Insuite Laundry. Secure Underground Parking. Available Oct. 1. Fully Furnished or not. $1150 per month. Call Julia @780-984-7825

Mobile Homes & Pads

Canal Flats- Large open concept, main floor, 3 bdrm, W/D N/S N/P. Reduced to $750/mnth + utilities Available now. Call: 403-680-1362

EDGEWATER. For rent - 2 bedroom mobile home with basement. 4 appliances, 1.5 bath. Rent $750/month. References required. Available for immediate possession. 204257-5355 or 204-981-8503.

Columbia Ridge in Fairmont 4bdrm, 2bath, 6 appls, hardwood floors, large decks & oversized garage. Available for Sept. or Oct. Pets considered. Call 250-688-0777

Homes for Rent

INVERMERE: Lake Windermere Pointe starting at $900 p/ month; furnished or not; pool, underground parking, elevator & much more. WINDERMERE: Furnished 2 bedr. cottage for October 1. Nice yard! $900 plus util. INVERMERE: 2 bedr. furnished condo, storage room, central location at $800 plus util. BLACK FOREST VILLAGE: 2-3 bedr. furnished or unfurnished long-term from $900 per month. RADIUM: 4 bedroom home, unfurnished long-term, no pets or smoking at $1350 plus util. Contact Dave or Eric 250-342-4040

For rent - Invermere. 3 bdrm 2 storey duplex, fireplace, full basement with 3 pc. bath, laundry, big yard. Near Sobeys. N/P, N/S. DD $1050/month plus util. Avail Sept 1. 250-341-6096 Newer luxury home in Invermere, quiet location close to Sobeys. Unfurnished with 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, garage, fenced yard & storage space $1200/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 304127213 Timber Ridge - Sep 15/11 Jun 15/12. Beautiful 3 bdrm fully furnished bungalow with fully developed walkout basement. Large Living room, dining area & kitchen. Fireplace, 2 bathrooms, large deck backing onto greenbelt reserve area with fabulous mountain views. Lake & recreation area privileges. Adult non-smokers. $1700/mth. Call 403-6173089 or email:

Canal Flats - 2 bdrm trailer, $500/month, available now. Has wood burning stove. 250341-8100.




STORAGE SPACE For Rent 250-342-4494

Year round Large 3 bedroom home in Windermere Huge fenced yard Large garden with great soil and fruit trees tractor lawn mower Five appliances. No dogs. $800/month plus utilities for right tenants. Call 250-342-7111 or 250-342-5201.


MULTI STORAGE 450 Laurier Street



Townhouses AKISKINOOK-3 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished, N/P, N/S, rec centre, indoor pool/hot tub, 6 appliances, $1100/mth + DD, + 1/2 utilities 403861-0544 or INVERMERE Townhome for Rent 3 BR +bsmt,5 appliances,N/P, N/S,DD,references,$1,100/mo, util incl.250-342-9097

Pine Ridge Estate- luxury town home, 3bdrm, fireplace, underground parking, fully furnished, avail.Sept 1 call 403-262-0262 ext.32 or email RADIUM Townhouse, fully furnished, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, no smoking, no pets. $1000/month, incl utilities. Available immediately. 403237-4698 or 403-240-9357

Radium - 3 bedroom single garage townhouse in Borrego Ridge, 1400 sq.ft. with in suite laundry. Available Oct. 1st. $1200/mth plus gas & electric. Call: 403-875-0214

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The Kootenay Queen 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $8K NEW PRICE Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

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Legal Notices

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Auto Financing

FOR RATES & AVAILABILITY INVERMERE SALES & RENTALS BOAT STORAGE Starting at $600 per year in a secure outdoor storage yard, minutes from the water. Reserve your spot today! Call (250) 342-6336 or email for more information.

ONSITE AUCTION CONDUCTED BY REAL STORAGE Take notice that miscellaneous goods and chattels belonging to the following persons and stored at Real Storage LP (Windermere) will be sold due to unpaid charges:

Suites, Lower Canal Flats- Large 1bdrm basement suite. Large bath Separate entrance, nice newer kitchen, W/D, dishwasher, N/S, N/P, 500/mnth. Avail Sept.1 Call: 403-680-1362 Central location in Invermere, 2 bedroom furnished suite Oct. 1st $699/mth plus utilities. or Call: 403-678-3087 INVERMERE 1-bdrm bsmt suite. NP, NS. Private entrance. $600/mo inclusive, including Internet/cable. Available now.250-341-5159. INVERMERE: bright, unfurnished, 2-bdr 1-bthr, ground-floor suite. Large backyard. 6 new appliances. N/S, N/P. Mature long-term renter preferred. D/D + landlord references required. $900 per month, incl utilities & cable. Available immediately. John 403-861-7768

Invermere great location, large 3 bedroom + storage. $1000/mth includes utilities. Call Ken Becker 250-341-1161

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Candace Sam The sale will be on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Real Storage LP (Windermere), 1508 Hwy 93/95, Windermere, B.C. V0B 2L1 The goods may be viewed at 12:00pm. All bids are sealed and are for entire contents of the storage unit. Contents must be paid for and removed by 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2011. Call 250-342-4494 for more information.

Cars - Domestic 2003 VW Jetta TDI 186,000km, fully loaded with leather, heated seats, air, sunroof, CD, 1200km/tank! One owner, Excellent Condition! $9,000

Call Andrea 250-342-1577

Off Road Vehicles 2005 FORD Explorer XLT, 6 cylinder, 4X4. Dark blue with grey leather, excellent condition, winter tires, approx 160,000 km. $9,500 obo. Phone 250-341-3545

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288




The link to your community

CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship Services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman Pastor Rev. David Morton 1-866-426-7564


WELCOME YOU TO A SHARED MINISTRY 250-342-6644 Fax 250-342-6643 100-7th Avenue, Invermere

Sunday, September 18th 9:00 a.m. United Communion at All Saints Edgewater 10:30 a.m. Morning Prayer at Christ Church Trinity led by Rev. Katherine Hough First Sunday of every month Evening Prayer at St. Peter’s Windermere

CANADIAN MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH Roman Catholic Parish Pastor: Father James McHugh 250-342-6167 Invermere 250-344-6328 Golden

Confession: 1/2 hour before Mass Canadian Martyrs Church 712 - 12 Ave, Invermere Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 9 a.m. St. Joseph Church Highway 93-95, Radium Hot Springs Sunday at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Parish 808 - 11 Street, Golden Sunday at 5 p.m. St. Anthony’s Mission Corner of Luck and Dunn, Canal Flats

Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (served from Kimberly)

RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP For more information call 250-342-6633 or 250-347-6334


326 - 10th Ave. 250-342-9535 REV. TREVOR HAGAN Senior Pastor

VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Hwy. 93/95 1 km north of Windermere Pastor: Murray Wittke

Loving God, Loving People #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Sundays at 10 a.m. Bible Studies #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Kids’ Church Edgewater Hall Thursday 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Service Sunday, September 18th 10 a.m. Worship & Word 10:30 a.m. Kid’s Church Provided Worship and Life Instruction “Fearless Prayer: Putting on Christ, Part II” Call the office at 250-342-9511 for more information. Pastor Trevor ministering.

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Word of the Week Insurance Insurance is, at its heart, risk management. It is defi ned as “the act, system, or business of insuring property, life, one's person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, such as fi re, accident, death, disablement, or the like, in consideration of a payment proportionate to the

risk involved.” The person who is seeking to manage their risk going forward will pay a small amount to the insurer, who agrees to pay a larger amount if tragedy should arise in the future. The small amount is the ‘premium’ and the larger potential amount is the ‘claim’, or ‘benefit’.

Ask-the-Expert Using your RESP savings It is very simple to write a cheque for a Registered Education Savings Plan contribution. But, accessing those funds when you need them can be very confusing. There are lots of rules to follow and your Certified Financial Planner® can be an excellent resource to ensure you are using the RESP in the most effective way. There are many different kinds of Registered Education Savings Plans and withdrawal rules can vary significantly by company. With self-directed plans set up by a fi nancial advisor, you choose what investments in which to invest your contributions. You can access your funds in a number of ways, and you can get a refund of your contributions at any

time. However, if Canada Education Savings Grants from the federal government were paid based on these contributions (they pay up to $7,200 per child in grant money), and the money withdrawn isn’t used to pay for schooling costs, you may have to pay back the grants. Talk to your Certified Financial Planner® about getting the most out of your RESPs and how to effectively withdraw the money when your children need it. To enter for this month’s draw of a $50.00 gift certificate for GAS at Lucky Strike Gas, all you need to do is visit or stop by our office and ‘Ask the Experts’ at CMK Wealth Management.

Life Insurance Month

September is Life Insurance Month. So we have decided to give you the rest of the story – what it is and where insurance has come from. Insurance is risk management. Using insurance one party can transfer the risk of a large (unknown) loss to another party in exchange for a small (known) loss. Th is small, known loss is the premium that is paid. One party pays the other the premium, and the latter agrees to absorb the potential larger loss. So, on the whole, insurance is a fairly simple endeavour. But where did it come from? The history of insurance is a long one. Insurance, some argue, is as old as human civilization itself. They hold that if one person’s home was destroyed (by fi re for example), the rest of their peers would help them reconstruct their home. Th is way of interpreting insurance sees the neighbours helping to rebuild their unlucky friend’s home as paying the premium. Then, should the neighbours’ homes ever be destroyed, that friend they helped in square one would come to their aid and help them rebuild. Formal insurance got its start in ancient China and Babylon, as early as the 3rd millennia BC. It arose because traders needed some form of guarantee against their shipments getting lost. And their shipments could get lost many ways: piracy, sinking, fi re, etc. So, faced with these perils, they devised very early forms of insurance. If a merchant obtained a loan to acquire his goods, he would pay the lender an additional sum of money so that the lender would cancel the loan should the shipment be lost. There it is – insurance. Separating the insurance ‘contract’ from a business venture was the next big step for insurance. By not tying the insurance to a loan as above, for example, the insurance was now able to specialize and cover many more types of losses. Marine insurance, with the famous Lloyd’s of London, was the fi rst to benefit greatly from this development. When we think of insurance we are likely to

think of either life insurance or general insurance (home, auto, etc.). It was The Great Fire of London in 1666 to which general insurance can trace its roots. That fi re destroyed over 13,000 homes along with St. Paul’s Cathedral, the nation’s central post office, and three of the gates in the Roman City Wall. After the catastrophe Nicholas Barbon opened an office to insure buildings (favouring stone construction of course), and later, in 1680, established the country’s fi rst fi re insurance company.

Health and life insurance traces its roots to the Greeks and Romans. Circa 600 AD they organized guilds called “benevolent societies” which cared for the families and paid funeral expenses of members upon death. In remarkably similar fashion some 1100 years later, the Presbyterian Synods in New York and Philadelphia created the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers. That was in 1759, and between 1787 and 1837 more than two dozen life insurance companies started up (with fewer than half a dozen surviving). Today there are many companies offering insurance in Canada. Although there have been many changes and improvements since the times of the Corporation for Relief, today’s contracts still follow the basic premise that insurance mitigates risk. That makes it a very important component to everybody’s fi nancial well-being. Take the time to do your research and then consult your local, independent Certified Financial Planner® before selecting any policy.


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Valley Echo Golf Still time to golf in Windermere Valley MARILYN BERRY

Well, it’s the middle of September already. That can sometimes mean the end of many summer activities but that surely isn’t the case when it comes to golf at the Windermere Valley Golf Course. The fabulous weather we’ve experienced over the past several weeks is continuing and in staffer Neal’s words, “It’s still busy times at the Windermere Valley Golf Course!” The course is traditionally the first one to open in the area in the spring and can also often be the last to close when fall rolls around. The goal for closing is typically Halloween or the end of October. It’s impossible to plan a Halloween tournament, however, because they can never be certain that they’ll be open. Perhaps one could create an impromptu one, something to think about. One event that you can count on taking place though is the annual Link to Rink event co-hosted at the course and the Invermere Curling Centre. Teams of four curl on Friday evening, October 14 and Saturday morning, October 15 before hitting the links on Saturday afternoon at Windermere Valley. This is an event designed to wind down one sport’s season (golf ) and wind up the other (curling). I can speak from personal experience when I say there is a lot

of fun to be had during the entire function. The Men's Club windup is fast approaching on September 24 and 25. If you're a member be sure to enter and take part in this season closing event. The course is in great shape and private lessons are still available through the Academy if you’re interested in sharpening up your game. It's a good idea to get those tips well imprinted on your brain and body before you put away the clubs. The beauty of playing at Windermere Valley is you have a choice of walking or riding. The course is very walkable and provides a good bit of exercise for those that choose that option. Add a few more swings than the pros tend to take and you’ve got yourself quite a workout. Then when you drop into Kari’s Kitchen in the clubhouse you can enjoy a snack/meal/beverage with absolutely no guilt. The food is excellent and plentiful. Be sure to take in the Sunday morning breakfast buffet before your round. Give yourself some extra time to do some shopping too. The annual fall clearance sale is on now. Tee times will become scarcer as the days shorten. They will also begin to start a little later in the day as the nights become colder and it takes a little longer for the dew to dry. Have an extra cup of something hot, then enjoy the rest of the day on the course.

MENS CLUB WIND-UP September 24-25


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Short bench leaves Rockies 0-3 in exhibition play

LEFT: The Columbia Valley Rockies take on the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in one of two home-ice exhibition games. The Cats took home the win, going 8 to 4 with the local squad. RIGHT: Head coach and general manager Marc Ward gives advice to the bench. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTOS


Based on number of players alone, the Columbia Valley Rockies have spent the exhibition season as the Eddie Mountain Division's underdogs. "Right now we have nine forwards, five defenceman, a whack of goaltenders to choose from," says head coach Marc Ward. "The teams we've played have come with 20 guys on a roster and we've had 15, and two of those are goaltenders. One game we played with eight forwards and five defense, the other we played with nine forwards and four defenceman." Ward says the short bench "absolutely" played into the team's 0-3 exhibition record. The Rockies lost twice to the Golden Rockets, going 7-3 September 6 and 6-2 September 10. Between the two, they lost 8-5 to the Creston Valley Thundercats September 8. However, by the time the Rockies' regular season begins this Friday, the team should have the bench boost it's looking for. Up to five more forwards will join the team this week, as well as another defensive player. Meanwhile,

Ward will whittle down a goaltending roster than includes five potential net minders. And so far, Ward is optimistic about his relatively young crop of recruits. "The scores, in my mind, don't depict how the game was played," he says. "We've been playing really well. We're still learning how to play together, but we're working hard, we're disciplined and I think we're doing a lot of things right." The Rockies' first tilt against the Rockets saw Golden take an early lead, putting up three goals in the first. Veteran players Phillip Verreault and Julian Fraser put the team within one goal in the second, though the Rockets pulled away again as the period wound to a close. Though the Rockies managed to score once more, the Rockets were able to pull away in the third, increasing their lead with another three goals. Thursday's home-ice tilt with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats again saw the team come close to evening the score before falling back. Creston opened scoring in the first, padding their lead 2-0 four and a half minutes into the second. The teams traded goals for the rest

of the period, leaving the score 4-2 heading into the third â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where the Cats were able to increase their lead substantially with another four goals. For the final game of the exhibition season, however, the Rockies came hard out of the gate, putting up two goals in the first 10 minutes of play before the Rockets were able to answer back at the 15-minute mark. "It was our best start out of the three games that we've played," says Ward. "Out of that, I thought we had a great 45 minutes and just kind of fell short there." In the next two periods the Rockies' weren't able to capitalize on further scoring chances, while Golden went on to add another five goals to close out the night. The Rockies will get another two tries against their Golden rivals this coming week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Saturday's home-ice opener â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as regular season play begins. Ward says continuing to build the team, and staying positive regardless of final scores, will be the focus of those early matches. "We're focussing on the process and not the outcome," he says. "And the players seem to buy into that right now. They see that we're headed in the right direction."

NOTICE The Annual General Meeting of the Columbia Valley Recreation Centre Society will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. in the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Mezzanine



Representative to the Recreation Society Board The Council of the District of Invermere is now receiving applications for a Representative to the Columbia Valley Recreation Society Board. This volunteer position will work closely with other members of the board regarding the operation of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Interested persons are requested to submit letters of application and brief resumes including reasons for interest and related experience to Mayor and Council District Of Invermere P.O. Box 339 (914 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8th Avenue) Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Interested persons are asked to please have their letters submitted to the District of Invermere no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30th, 2011.

Geoff Hill Your Columbia Valley Representative MaxWell Realty Invermere

Cell: 250-341-7600

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CV Rockies Home Games

Run for It

Saturday, September 17 7:30 p.m. vs. Golden Rockets

Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena • Invermere, BC

BC Hockey Officiating Clinic Date: Sunday Sept 25 Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association is in need of officials for all levels of hockey. No experience necessary. Must be 12 years or older to attend. Clinic consists of online portion, classroom and on ice instruction. Bring skates and helmet. Lunch provided. To register go to bchockey. net. Any questions email or call Wanda at w11@ or 250-342-0042.

Pet pics! On September 21, we are putting together a full colour feature with pictures of the Columbia ValleyÕs pets. Almost 3,000 copies will be distributed across the Columbia Valley. Send in a picture of your pet, along with your petÕs name, age and a short description (20 words max) and we will publish it for just $20! Deadline to book: September 16 Publishing date: September 21 Contact: Kodi-Lee Logan, Advertising Consultant Phone: 250-342-9216 Email:


The NEWSpaper in the Columbia Valley

The second annual Columbia Lake Fun Run was held on Saturday, September 3. Regardless of the two degree Celsius weather at 9 a.m. all participants walked, ran or biked the six kilometre stretch along Columbia Lake Road from the Coy's Par 3 golf course to the finish line at the Columbia Ridge community hall where everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast. Volunteer community members from Columere Park, Timber Springs, Spirits Reach and Columbia Ridge organized the event to bring communities together around Columbia Lake. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY DONNA RAE

YOUR TEAMS WINDERMERE LADIES GOLF CLUB Now that we are playing in the afternoon the weather is supposed to be cooler. However, on September 8 19 ladies played Bingo Bango Bongo on a very hot day. The winner was Carole Stanford, second was Cathy Howard. Three people tied for third: Gail Wilfley, Gail Cole and Sharon Schmidt. Helga Boker and Susan Nikirk shared the Deuce Pot and Carole Stanford won the Putting Pot. I think that all were very weary at the end of the day. Submitted by Ann Way SLO-PITCH SOFTBALL The slo-pitch softball co-ed and men's leagues have finished up for the 2011 summer season. The winners for each night are as follows: Thursday night went to B.W. Spokes (coed), Wednesday night was won by Dream Team (men's), and Tuesday night glory went to the Mighty Blumpkins (co-ed). A weekend tournament was arranged by the Humdingers and Fundamental Events, and brought in funding

for the improvements of ball diamonds. Great fun was had by all who participated. A special thanks to Phil and Kirby Burk for maintaining the ball fields all season. We hope to see everyone next again season! FAIRMONT LADIES ROSEBUD GOLF We held our annual Ladies Club Championship on August 24 and 25, with 26 ladies participating. Overall low net gross champion is Loretto Keenan, and overall low net champion is Nelda Harker. We had two great golf days, and the weather was fantastic. Thursday evening we enjoyed a salmon dinner at Dapper's Landing. Margot Kalmes donated a Kobo reader which was won by Deb Esler. Remember: the club's fall meeting is September 22 at 10 a.m., tee time 12 p.m. The annual turkey shoot is September 29 at 12 p.m. After golf we will have our annual wind up dinner. Submitted by Deb Esler Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association Practice Schedule 2011/2012


life in their shoes The Hero In You® education program offers a series of FREE curriculum-linked lesson plans (grades 4-7) aimed to motivate children to find the champion within themselves. In addition, teachers can request a FREE classroom presentation delivered in-person by a Hall of Fame athlete!

Attention Teachers:

*All practices begin week of September 19, 2011


7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Peewee 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.Bantam


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Initiation/Novice 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Atom 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Jr Girls 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Sr Girls 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.Midget


6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. PeeWee


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Novice 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Atom 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Bantam 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Sr Girls 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.Midget


4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.Initiation 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Jr Girls

If you are a principal, teacher or parent and would like to book a presentation for your classroom, call Michael Markowsky (604) 647-7449 or visit to download lesson plans.

Information and registration forms can be found at: Also check out our online Shop n’ Swap for used gear to buy/sell/trade.

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SPORTS â&#x2013;źColumbia Valley Cycling Club

Kootenay Krusher returns with 50, 25k courses MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

The Kootenay Krusher is back for its second year. The endurance mountain bike race will take place at Nipika Mountain Resort of September 25, starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the Columbia Valley Cycling Club and Nipika, who have partnered once again to bring this event to the valley. Last year's Kootenay Krusher race saw over 110 racers, and it is anticipated that this year will bring out even more. Some new features have been added to the race this year. The 50 km distance run for hard core bikers is back again, but new this year will be the 25 km distance. This new stretch has been added for those new to biking, or who would prefer not to go the strenuous 50 km distance. The 25 km distance is friendly for old and new bikers and the club hopes it will attract more casual mountain bikers in the community. "The 25 km race is to attract people who are not able or interested in racing the 50 km," said Adrian Bergles, of Columbia Valley Cycling Society. "We're really hoping to get a number of locals." Races will be divided into men's and women's categories in age divisions: 13

to 17 (for the 25 km); 18 to 39 (for the 25 or 50 km); and 40 and over (for the 25 or 50 km) For kids 12 and under, there will be a three kilometre "fun race" so they can get in on the action. The courses will focus mainly on pedalling, and not many extreme climbs. With the Nipika trails, the race courses will feature some lovely scenery and beautiful landscapes, with a mix of exciting technical features and a few demanding single-track spots that will get racers pumping their pedals. These courses were also used in part of the TransRockies mountain bike race and have received much positive notoriety internationally for their design. Registration can be done online with an entry fee of $75 at asp?id=3956&lan=1. Racers will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the event, a postrace meal, and a great day overall. "It's an exciting event," said Bergles. "If you're into mountain biking, come and partake or check out these folks giving it their all. It's a really infectious vibe and atmosphere, it's a good time." The Columbia Valley Cycling Society is also looking for volunteers to help keep the day running smoothly, working at food and water station, patrolling road crossings, and more. If you're interested in volunteering, contact Kevin at

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Come to the open house on September 20th to find out! In accordance with recommendations from the Lake Windermere Management Plan, the Regional District of East Kootenay and the District of Invermere are considering the creation of new regulatory measures to zone the surface of the lake and protect the lake foreshore. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the management and development of Lake Windermere with elected officials and staff. Come learn about what we hope to achieve and why zoning may be necessary. You can help to identify issues and opportunities by telling us what you want and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see on the lake and along the foreshore. Information at the meeting will be provided on: t t t

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pynelogs Cultural Centre 1720 4th Avenue, Invermere For further information, please contact Karen MacLeod, Planner, at 250-489-0313, toll free at 1-888-478-7335 or email The Open House will be hosted by the RDEK and the District of Invermere.

2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION Are you eligible to vote at the November elections for Regional District Electoral Area Directors or rural School Trustees? Is your name on the current list of electors? If you are not sure you can find out by calling or visiting the Regional District office, 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24 Avenue South, Cranbrook (Phone 250-489-2791). The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the Regional District office until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. With the exception of registrations on voting days, elector registrations will not be accepted during the period September 28, 2011 to November 19, 2011.

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS 1. RESIDENT ELECTORS: t age 18 or older; and t a Canadian citizen; and t a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and t a resident of the Regional District of East Kootenay for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and t not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

2. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: t age 18 or older; and t a Canadian citizen; and t a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and t a registered owner of real property in the Regional District of East Kootenay for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and t not entitled to register as a resident elector; and t not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and t if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning October 4, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at the Regional District office in Cranbrook, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 14, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Regional District of East Kootenay and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the Regional District of East Kootenay. For further information, please contact Lee-Ann Crane, Chief Election Officer, or Shannon Moskal, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at 250-489-2791 or toll-free at 1-888-478-7335. Lee-Ann Crane, Chief Election Officer

WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING Windermere, Holland Creek, Timber Ridge and Edgewater The Regional District of East Kootenay will be doing its annual water system flushing between now and the end of October. Users in Windermere, Holland Creek, Timber Ridge and Edgewater may notice temporary water discolouration for a short period of time. If there is any discolouration of water, please run your cold water taps until the water is clear. For more information on the flushing program, contact: Brian Funke, RDEK Engineering Services Manager 250-489-2791 or toll free 1-888-478-7335 or

19 - 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8 Phone: 250-489-2791 Toll Free: 1-888-478-7335 Email: Website:

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