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'Missing piece' of conservation puzzle in place Nature Conservancy of Canada secures Marion Creek Benchlands, bringing protected land in valley to 6,400 acres MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

Through much work and the collaborative efforts of other groups and organizations, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has secured the longsought Marion Creek Benchlands as a protected conservation area. "It's awesome, for one, and the first chance I've had to see real conservation hit the ground. People have been working hard for the past 25 years to see this through," said Nancy Newhouse, NCC program manager. The Benchlands is a 504 acre (or 204 hectare) grassland just above Columbia Lake. The Benchlands host a number of unique species of birds, plants and other wildlife, and feature an assortment of different habitats for these creatures to flourish. Of the species in the area, 30 per cent are at risk in British Columbia. The Benchlands value only increases when one looks where it is positioned. The land sits between Thunder Hill Ranch (secured by the NCC in 2004) and McKersie covenant lands, and the Columbia Lake - Westside property (secured by the Nature Trust of BC in 1998). With the Benchlands now forever protected, the "missing

The Marion Creek Benchlands feature an expansive grassland, which is home to many species of plants and wildlife unique to the now-protected area. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

piece of the puzzle" has been added, completing a connected and conserved area that can now act as a safe and unthreatened corridor for many different species, including bears. The conservation of the Benchlands also brings the total amount of land protected in the Columbia Valley by the

NCC to over 6,400 acres (or 2,600 hectares). The Benchlands were secured for $1.7 million, which includes both the purchase price and a portion of the funds needed for further conservation and planning efforts. To celebrate the acquisition, the NCC invited the many

groups who helped to make the Benchlands' protection a reality to a barbecue and walking tour of the grasslands. "The partnership here is the real story, so many people made this happen," said Newhouse. Some of the groups and organizations involved in assisting the NCC with their cause are the

Columbia Basin Trust, the East Kootenay Wildlife Association, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, the Government of Canada's Natural Areas Conservation Program, STORY CONTINUES TO 'LOT 48' ON PAGE A9

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Springs Golf Course in Radium was packed with engines and chrome at the Columbia Valley Classic Car Show and Shine on September 17. Hundreds of cars of all shapes, sizes, colours, models and years were on display for judging and general ogling by those in attendance. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTOS

VILLAGE OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS 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. Qualifications for Office A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed, and; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Mark Read, Chief Election Officer [347-6455]

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â–źDistrict of Invermere

IN BRIEF COUGARS BY NUMBERS Despite many reports of cougar activity around the province, B.C.'s Ministry of Environment says the wild cats aren't crossing paths with humans more than they have in other years. This year, the ministry received 1,362 cougar complaints between April and September 7 — the period in which cougar sightings are most frequent. Last year, 1,854 cougar sightings were reported, and the year before 2,242 complaints were logged. So far 59 cougars have been put down across the province, with conservation officers doing the bulk of the killing. Late this summer, two cougars were reported killed in the Columbia Valley: one in Edgewater and one in Fairmont. Both had attacked or killed livestock and pets. DOI CALLS FOR SMART METER HOLD The District of Invermere is calling on BC Hydro to put its smart meter program on hold until further studies of the wireless meters are conducted. The decision followed a presentation from Invermere resident Beverley Sinclair, who argued the meters could pose health risks, increase electrical costs and eventually penalize those who are at home during peak usage hours. Councillor Spring Hawes proposed the district send a letter to BC Hydro and Minister of Health Michael de Jong asking for a hold on the smart meter program and an independent assessment of the devices. She said she'd like to see the utility provide an alternative for those who aren't comfortable with wireless metering — one that doesn't require the customer to pay extra. "I've done a lot of reading and many people are concerned," she says. "It's sort of strange to me that BC Hydro isn't offering alternatives." SUITE EASE FOR AREAS F AND G Zoning changes making it easier to add secondary suites to homes in areas F and G will be presented to the public this winter. Earlier this month the Regional District of East Kootenay board agreed to look at amendments to the Upper Columbia Valley zoning bylaw. The bylaw is the only one on the RDEK's books that doesn't include provisions for secondary suites. The additions will allow for suites in detached garages as well as homes.

ICAN shelter plan no hit with council

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A move may be in the cards for the Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN). The local no-kill shelter is hoping to build a new adoption centre to house its cats, kittens, dogs and small animals, but members of the District of Invermere Council didn't jump at an early proposal to build the new facility at the shelter's current location. ICAN president Lana Banham told district council the network has operated out of a residence at 455 Panorama Drive for almost five years, but the space no longer fits the group's needs. "The house is quite old, and it's not set up properly to be an animal shelter," she said. Banham said ICAN would like to buy the Panorama Drive lot and build a new shelter facility, but would need to have the land rezoned for kennel use — an M1, or light industrial, designation. The site is currently zoned for single family residential use. ICAN wasn't making a formal application with the district for rezoning. Instead, Banham said the group was trying to see if council had any interest in supporting the move "before spending the public's money on an application." But while all five council members offered support for a fullscale shelter, most also said the group would have better luck if it found a different spot to build it. Councillor Al Miller said he wants to see the district put pressure on the provincial Ministry of Transportation to straighten out Panorama Drive — a move that


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could require purchasing some of the property on either side of the road. "Changing this to an M1 zone and investing a bunch of dollars at the same time wouldn't make sense to me personally," he added. "I think there are better spots." In addition to the road issue, councillor Ray Brydon said he wasn't sure residents living on either side of the shelter site would be in favour of the move. "I understand the frustrations where ICAN wants to raise something and know they can have it 20, 30 years into the future," added mayor Gerry Taft. "But I have to agree with the rest of council that this location may not have that certainty in 20 or 30 years." ICAN may still get some help from council, however. Taft said the group may be able to lease land for the shelter from the district on a dollar-a-year basis, possibly within Invermere's existing light industrial zone.

The municipality will be flushing its community water system during the months of September and October. This program, carried out twice yearly, is necessary to maintain the quality of our water supply. There may be some short interruptions in the water service and temporary discoloration of water as a result of the sediment and organic materials that are being flushed from the water mains. During this period, disinfection by chlorination will be continued. To assist the Public Works Department during the flushing operation, users are advised that if they are experiencing persistent discoloration problems with the water, to immediately notify the Municipal Office and explain the nature of the problem. The District apologizes for any inconveniences caused by this operation. For further information, please telephone the municipal office at 250-342-9281.

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Pets put in the spotlight for ICAN's shelter campaign MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

The Invermere Companion Animal Network (ICAN) and Kimberley Rae Sanderson Photography are teaming up for a new fundraising effort to help out the local animal shelter. ICAN is looking to expand its shelter in order to offer more

services and have more facilities for the cats it takes in and houses. "We've outgrown our current location, we need a proper set-up," said ICAN President Lana Banham. The District of Invermere has recommended the shelter move to a new location, so ICAN will be looking for a new facility to move into and expand.

"For the new facility, we're looking for close to the same size, with a similar set-up, but with more animal rooms, outdoor enclosures, kitten and isolation rooms and such," said Banham of the future, state-ofthe-art facility. "This will help section the cats better." In the meantime, ICAN will be saving up for a new site, and Sanderson and

2011 General Local Elections

Notices of Nomination Regional District of East Kootenay Public Notice is given to the electors of the Regional District of East Kootenay that nominations for the offices of: 1 – Director of Electoral Area A 1 – Director of Electoral Area B 1 – Director of Electoral Area C 1 – Director of Electoral Area E 1 – Director of Electoral Area F 1 – Director of Electoral Area G will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer, as follows: RDEK office in Cranbrook 19-24th Ave. S., Cranbrook 9:00 am, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm, October 14, 2011 During regular office days & hours, excluding Statutory holidays & weekends

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) Public Notice is given to the electors of School District No. 6 Trustee Electoral Areas 2, 4 and 5, that nominations for the offices of: 3 – Trustees for Trustee Electoral Area 2 (RDEK Electoral Area E and City of Kimberley) 1 – Trustee for Trustee Electoral Area 4 (RDEK Electoral Area F and Village of Canal Flats) 1 – Trustee for Trustee Electoral Area 5 (RDEK Electoral Area G and Village of Radium Hot Springs)

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Nomination documents are available at the following places: t Regional District of East Kootenay Cranbrook office at 19 – 24th Ave. S., Cranbrook; t Regional District of East Kootenay Columbia Valley office at 4956 Athalmer Road, Invermere; and t School District No. 6 office at 620 – 4th Avenue, Invermere.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as an electoral area director if they meet the following criteria: t Canadian citizen; t 18 years of age or older; t resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and t not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office as electoral area director, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

is only available for a limited time, from September 24 to October 8. "I think ICAN is a tremendous asset to the community," said Sanderson. "It costs a lot for them to operate daily, though, and to save for a new shelter facility, so this is for a great cause." As a bonus, portraits will be chosen at random to be featured in ICAN's 2012 calendar. "It's a great benefit to do this for ICAN, and pets are a part of the family, so why not get a nice portrait done?" said Sanderson. Other photographers willing to volunteer their time to help with the fundraising endeavour are asked to contact Sanderson, and those looking to book a portrait or two can also call Sanderson at 250-342-5102.

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer, as follows: RDEK office in Cranbrook 19-24th Ave. S., Cranbrook 9:00 am, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm, October 14, 2011 During regular office days & hours, excluding Statutory holidays & weekends

Columbia Valley RDEK office 4956 Athalmer Road, Invermere Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nomination documents are available from the Cranbrook and Columbia Valley RDEK offices during regular office hours. To have nomination documents mailed to you, please contact the Cranbrook office.

Banham have put together a fundraising campaign to help ICAN with operating costs and their new, future location. For a minimum donation of $45, those interested in helping support this cause can book special, professional photo sessions for people or their pets. The sessions will be roughly half an hour, and will take place in Sanderson's new studio (or Pothole Park). Included in this photo session are five by seven signature photo prints or a disc with the images, ready to be loaded onto a computer or the web. Additional prints, or larger prints, can also be ordered, with full proceeds going to ICAN all the while. This special fundraising event and offer

To have nomination documents mailed to you, please contact the RDEK office in Cranbrook. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of the School Board if they meet the following criteria: t Canadian citizen; t 18 years of age or older; t resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and t not disqualified by the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office as trustee, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

For further information on these nominations, 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.

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NEWS COMMUNITY BRANDING A GO IN RADIUM With its updated Official Community Plan nearly ready for adoption, Radium Hot Springs will embark on a community branding initiative. Village CAO Mark Read says branding for the village is already budgeted for the year, but work hadn't begun because staff were waiting to see if there was community support for economic development. Read says the branding process will include consultation with Tourism Radium and the business community. FLUSHING UNDERWAY IN WINDERMERE Water system flushing is underway in Windermere, Holland Creek, Timber Ridge and Edgewater. The Regional District of East Kootenay will be flushing out the water system until the end of October. During that time, water users may notice some discolouration of water. The district is advising users to run their cold water taps until water runs clear if any discolouration occurs. PICKLE BALL AND DISC GOLF FOR RADIUM? Two growing sports could be on their way to Radium Hot Springs. At the request of Radium seniors, the village council has agreed to paint lines for a pickle ball court on the cement pad at the outdoor skating rink. The game is described as a "cross between badminton and tennis." Another group of local athletes, meanwhile, are exploring the possibility of installing a disc golf course in the Sinclair Creek area. Disc or frisbee golf is typically played in wilderness areas by throwing a disk at a chain basket or similar temporary structure. While no official steps have been taken at this time, village CAO Mark Read said the disc golfers may look at partnering with Rotary or another local service group for the project. Sinclair Creek is already the site of some informal disc golfing, as is Invermere's Pothole Park.

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Bus driver's book program recognized with award GREG NESTEROFF Black Press Reporter

When school bus driver John Nykiforuk took over the Blewett run outside Nelson a few years ago, the behaviour of some of his young passengers was “well, pretty bad.” During the up to 45-minute run, boredom would result in disruptive and unruly antics. But one day, Nykiforuk read about a driver in the U.S. with a similarly lengthy route who started a reading program on her bus. After discussing it with the principal, he decided to try it himself. He provided a box of books, encouraging students to choose one, find a buddy, and read together until they reached their stop. It worked: behaviour improved markedly, with the side benefits of promoting reading and helping older and younger students build friendships. This month Nykiforuk received a Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy community literacy award, chosen from among 16 Nelson-area nominees. The individuals, businesses, and organizations were all honoured at a ceremony that coincided with International Literacy Day.

Literacy awards are also presented annually in other communities where the Alliance is active, although some do it in the spring. “All these simple acts of championing literacy make a huge difference in people’s lives,” says Joan Exley, Nelson’s community literacy co-ordinator. Nykiforuk, she adds, “found the seed of an idea that has grown into something wonderful.” Blewett elementary principal CarolAnn Leidloff says teachers appreciate that Nykiforuk brings students to school ready to learn. “Sometimes they’re getting on the bus in the morning and they’re tired or grumpy. John’s always got a really friendly word for them,” she says. “So often the kids are off the bus and they’re happy and feeling good about the day. He takes his responsibility as a driver so seriously and does a job beyond what we would expect.” Now in his third year of the book buddy program, Nykiforuk goes to garage sales to buy new books and swaps them out with old ones for variety. The moving library, which started with ten volumes, is up to 85. Students are also welcome to borrow books. “It’s certainly helped me out as a bus driver,” Nykiforuk says, noting he no

John Nykiforuk, seen here with grandson Zander, started a book buddy program aboard his school bus, which earned him a community literacy award this month. BLACK PRESS PHOTO

longer has to stop the bus at the side of the road to deal with problems. But the most rewarding thing he’s witnessed wasn’t related to behaviour. “A Grade 3 student picked up a book and a Grade 2 student sat beside her. The Grade 3 student was just flipping through the pages looking at the pictures. The Grade 2 student said ‘Why don’t you read it?’ She replied ‘I can’t

read.’ The Grade 2 student started reading the book for the Grade 3 student. And it created a bond.” Nykiforuk has shared the idea with other bus drivers, and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is talking to him and the school about publishing a book on bus safety, which the kids would work on – and then deposit in their onboard book box.

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▼District of Invermere

Council okays needle exchange ANDREA KLASSEN

Needle disposal sites are coming to several Invermere public washrooms. Interior Health and the District of Invermere will work together to install secure disposal sites for syringes in various spots around the community, which could include Kinsmen Beach and the Mount Nelson Athletic Park. Public health nurses Crissy Stavrakov and Jeff Quinn were at district council September 12, and told councillors they've found used needles lying on the ground in public playgrounds and on hiking trails. "We've also talked with pharmacists and they've been selling needles and not getting them back in the proper manner, or not getting them back at all," Quinn added. While there is a disposal site at the Invermere Health Unit, Quinn said studies show public health facilities are typically used by fewer than 20 per cent of intravenous drug users. "If there is a safe place to dispose of these needles hopefully you will have less of a chance of spreading commu-

nicable diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C to people who would otherwise not be exposed," he added. The boxes will be maintained and paid for by Interior Health, with the district covering installation costs. In addition to needle disposal, the units can also take glass stems used for smoking crack. Stavrakov says similar boxes are already in place in Golden, which has a "busy, busy" needle exchange program. "I think we'd be naive to assume there isn't a population needing these services," she added. The boxes will likely be placed in washrooms, rather than outdoors, because needle use is more common in areas that afford some privacy, the nurses said. However, the district and Interior Health will also look at having some boxes be accessible at all hours. "I think it's long overdue, frankly," councillor Bob Campsall said of the plan. "We know there is a problem with needle use and drug use in the valley, and it's probably more urgent than people recognize... it's better we get it in the open."

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Conserving natural areas for Kootenay Communities

Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund Request For Proposals The East Kootenay Conservation Program and Regional District of East Kootenay are seeking proposals for projects that will benefit conservation in the area from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen utilizing the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund. To apply for funding go to and click on Local Conservation Fund. Review the Terms of Reference paying particular attention to Section 8 - Fund Design and then apply using the Application Form provided as a download. Up to $255,000 is available for conservation projects that will result in a reduction to known threats to biodiversity. Proposals that are technically sound and effective, and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders, will have priority. Proponents must be a registered non-profit organization, local government, or First Nations band. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization. Multi-year projects are acceptable to a maximum of three years. A Technical Review Committee will review submissions and make recommendations to the RDEK Board of Directors for final funding approval. Closing date for project submissions is midnight October 31, 2011. Projects specific to land acquisition or conservation covenants may be submitted at any time during the year. Proposals must be submitted in writing and delivered by mail, email or fax to: David Hillary, Manager East Kootenay Conservation Program P.O. Box 2767 Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

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NEWS â–źVillage of Canal Flats

Profane signs and long guns hit agenda MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

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The Village of Canal Flats regular council meeting, held on September 12, was preceded by a visit from MP David Wilks, who was visiting municipalities to bring word of his work on Parliament Hill and if or how Valley and other communities in the area could be affected. On a subject of particular concern for Canal Flats was long gun registry, which Wilks predicted would be dealt with by the end of October, when a new bill is in place. "It's a bit of a bind, because people want to hold onto it in Ontario and Quebec," Wilks explained. "It's not about abolishing Rule 68 though, it's just removing long guns from it."

Wilks went on to say that Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes there is indeed a need for safe storage of long guns as well, Wilks adding that the registration for one is also flawed. "Some long guns are not made with serial numbers," Wilks explained. "They will send you a serial number sticker to put on the gun and you are trusted to put it on, but in some cases they can accidentally send two stickers. It's a flawed system." As for the close to 400 jobs around long run registry, Wilks is confident that those jobs will remain, but simply will not apply to long guns, but other firearm registry instead. • Council also dealt with an act of vandalism by the gravel pit in town. A metal sign has been fastened to the pit's chain by persons unknown. The sign strongly encourages people not to dump garbage in the area. The full

text of the sign cannot be published, as it contains profanity. Council will be removing the sign and reporting its presence to the RCMP. • Council also reviewed new bylaws for reading regarding the Eagles Nest Water Rates and Regulations Bylaw, the Unsightly Premise Bylaw, the Noise Control Bylaw and the Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw. The Eagles Nest Water Rates and Regulations Bylaw concerned the new Eagle Nest Water System, which was approved for purchase, making Canal Flats the official owner of the system. Arrangements for maintenance and the capital project can now begin, beginning with adopting the new bylaw that would deem it necessary for the village to regulate the rates, conditions and terms under or upon which water may be supplied and used.

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The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are hoping for sunny skies for the 16th annual Shoreline Clean-up. This event, co-hosted by the Ambassadors this year, is a great way to help tidy up the shores of Lake Windermere after a long and busy summer of beach-goers and boating. The Ambassadors, and any and all interested in volunteering their time to help clean up, will be meeting at Kinsmen Beach at 10 a.m. on September 24. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided by the Ambassadors, and the District will be collecting and disposing of the

collected refuse. "One of the reasons why this is a good event is because the shoreline cleanup has us take in data," said Kirsten Harma, program co-ordinator of the Ambassadors. "We count and identify what we collect."

In 2009, the Lake Ambassadors picked up 101 cigarette butts and 70 candy wrappers during the shoreline cleanup. This data intake allows the Ambassadors and the Lake Windermere Project staff, who have hosted the cleanup in the past, to record how much litter is on the shore and if there is more or

less than previous years. "In 2009, we found something close to 101 cigarette butts and 70 candy wrappers," Harma said. "So if we find at least half of that this year or less, then it's a really good thing." Along with the cigarette butts, 17 full bags of garbage and recyclables were removed from the shore in 2009, in a 18.2 kilometre distance from the shoreline. The Shoreline Clean-up event is also part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort. Volunteers across the country will be cleaning up coastal beaches and shores, and other local shorelines, disposing of refuse and recyclables appropriately and recording data of what was collected.

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Rotary Club of Radium meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Radium Resort. Rotary Club of Invermere meets every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. On September 22 there will be discussion regarding water park at Kinsmen beach. Shirley Campbell speaks regarding the upcoming Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay Tour.

This effort aims to help reduce debris and litter in Canadian rivers, lakes, oceans and more cross-country, and over 50,000 participants are anticipated to be involved at over 1,500 sites. Invermere is, of course, one of these sites, and may very well need to be after a long and busy summer by the beach. "We have to live with the consequences of our actions and the actions of others," said Harma. "People have spent the whole summer with things tossed on the beach or in the lake with them washing up on shore." For more information on the Shoreline Clean-up, or further ways to get involved with the Lake Windermere Ambassadors, call 250-3416898.

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With Benchlands secure, NCC sets sights on Lot 48 Continued from page A1 and the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK)'s Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund. "One of the things the Foundation does is secure important conservation lands, it's an activity we've done for 30 years," said Winifred Kessler, chair of the board for the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. "This was a great opportunity. It's highly valuable land with a very good committee of many partner groups working together. It was an ideal project for us. It's a piece of the puzzle, it's a larger piece of conservation land that creates connectivity among habitats." The walking tour visited the Benchlands and were given a first-hand opportunity to see the grasslands, wetlands, and the ridge, now forever protected in its natural, beautiful form. From this point forward, the NCC will be working to keep the land managed and conserved through a variety of studies and strategies. "Among the first things we do is a baseline inventory of the habitat types and species, and many groups helped us with that," explained Newhouse. One unique species to the Benchlands discovered, for example, was a peculiar plant that eats insects. Decisions still have to be made regarding management, access, fire, weeds and more to keep the Benchlands safe and secure, and a watershed assessment is in the works.

"It's a really important project and is rewarding to have this legacy to share with future generations," said Newhouse. "We're very committed to conservation, but it's important to secure and support outdoor activity access so people can use and enjoy the land for activities as well," added Kessler. The Benchlands purchase was also a milestone for the RDEK's Local Conservation Fund, which saw its first use for land acquisition with this project. "We supported this project through the Local Conservation Fund. It's the first time we've used the fund for land purchase. It was really the first opportunity to do so with the fund starting in 2009, it's a relatively young fund and this was the first proposal for land acquisition," said Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth. "It's a missing piece of the wildlife corridor, so it was an easy sell." Another conservation project with similar merits to the Benchlands is also on the horizon for the NCC with Lot 48, a plot of land on the other side of the Columbia River. Like the Benchlands, it acts as a "missing piece" and wildlife corridor between two other protected areas. At the moment, the NCC and the owners of the lot are working on a proposal agreement for the purchase, which may mean the total amount of land conserved by the NCC in the Columbia Valley will go up again in the near future.

TOP: Nancy Newhouse, Nature Conservancy of Canada program manager, gives tour guests a look at informational maps of the Benchlands area. BOTTOM: Some of the wetlands area in the Benchlands. This is one of several different habitats in the protected area. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO


2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS Notice of Nomination Public Notice is given to the electors of the District of Invermere that nominations for the offices of: Mayor (1) Councillors (4) And for the School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) Trustee Electoral Area 3: School Trustee (1) will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: District of Invermere 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 Municipal Office Mountain Standard Time 914 – 8th Avenue *Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends Invermere, BC Nomination documents are available at the District of Invermere office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). Qualifications for Office A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Chris Prosser, Chief Election Officer 250-342-9281 ext 225 Nancy Smith, Deputy Chief Election Officer 250-342-9281 ext 228

Columbia Salmon Festival


Riverside Golf Course Friday, September 30, 2011

12:00 Noon shotgun start. Registration opens at 11:00am. Texas Scramble. Teams of 4. $100 p/p includes green fee, power cart, dinner, gratuity and tax. Please call Riverside Golf Course to register: 250.345.6346


opinons & letters Bear in mind — it's fall


he chill is in the air, and the bears are back in town. After a relatively quiet summer, Bear Aware co-ordinator Crystal Leonard has been having a pretty busy fall, as black bears make their annual pilgrimage into the Invermere and Radium area in search of some pre-hibernation junk food (literally). For the most part, what we're hearing so far this bear season is reassuring. In the Kootenays, black bears in fall are about as shocking as the changing of the leaves, but rather than being blase about the annual bruin arrival, homeowners in mostvisited areas are mainly staying smart. "A lot of people realize — especially in the area of Westside — most of them realize it's a problem, because they've had a bear come into the community every year around this time," Leonard told The Echo. Westside Road is once again a main hub of bear activity, with calls about at least one bear coming into the area "almost nightly." But while most Westside residents are staying vigilant on the garbage front, the bear is still finding a few outposts of non-awareness — and moving further into Invermere as a result (it's been spotted as far into town as 13th Avenue and 17th Street). In some cases, prevention just didn't go far enough. Leonard says a few homeowners have had bears climb onto their patios to eat garbage. But in others, it's just hard to convince a homeowner there's much risk in leaving a few hefty bags outdoors overnight — until the bear shows up, and leaves its leftovers scattered on the front lawn. "I would rather avoid that altogether," Leonard says, with cheery understatement. We agree. Whether or not you find the potential loss of bear life that can result for human habitation distressing, there are plenty of good, selfish reasons to stay bear aware. For one, if the bears aren't in town, the potential for bear aggression drops. Two, cleaning up scattered garbage is never as much fun as it sounds like it will be.

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Fall Fair's success thanks to dedicated volunteers The 12th Annual Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival was yet another huge success. It takes many dedicated volunteer hours to prepare months in advance to make any event successful. I want to extend a huge thank you and appreciation to the organization committee: Cheri and Ken Hann, Gracie Boake, Pat Van Regan, Wendy Behan, Eileen Bilodeau and Anne Picton, your dedication to our commu-

CAPE pesticide claims need credible source RE: "Two Takes on Pesticide Issues," August 31 Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment is an environmental activist group based out of Toronto that has a mandate to oppose all things not in line with their vision of the world. They operate similar to all other activists groups by promoting fear and misinformation while at the same time offering few solutions other than to oppose and protest. The OCFP report he refers to is a cherry-picked epidemiological report that has been debunked many times over by the credible scientific community. The OCFP review is a

Google search of negative pesticide studies summarized into a report. Here are some comments on the OCFP report from world renowned scientists who actually studied the effects of pesticides for many years: "This document does not describe the health impact of pesticides. It should not supplant the judgment of Health Canada on regulatory policy issue," Dr. Frank N. Dost, DVM, emeritus professor of agricultural chemistry and forest toxicology, Oregon State University, and fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. "The conclusions of the OCFP report should be treated with

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great caution," Dr. Keith Solomon, professor of Environmental Biology and director at the Centre for Toxicology, University of Guelph. Here is your challenge Gideon, put some fact into your fiction by listing in this paper all the pesticides that are used on Canadian lawns that are listed as probable or known carcinogens by any scientific agency in the world. You may also want to include a list of all the non-toxic products that homeowners can use along with a brief description of their uses and efficiencies. Paul Visentin Cranbrook

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COMMENT Ramble On — Marilyn Berry

Helping hockey hands Congratulations to the Columbia Valley Classics Car Club for another successful event. It was great to see all the classic cars in the area for the whole weekend. Every age level seems to appreciate the 'old' cars. With a great deal of effort by the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey team, all my worldly possessions were moved from one home to another last week. A great deal of thanks goes out to Ray Brydon and all the guys on the team. One bonus for me was the opportunity to get to know some of these young men a tiny bit better. I know for sure they would have rather been doing almost anything other than moving furniture and boxes

but you sure wouldn't have known it from their actions. Thanks guys — and it will be nice to have an idea who it is under that helmet at the next game. Incidentally, that game will be on Friday night. The Rockies are at home for two nights this weekend before making a trek to Sicamous for a Sunday matinee. The feel of fall is definitely in the air but the temperatures for the upcoming days are forecasted to be in the mid 20s — very nice! I hope they hold out for a little longer, there is lots of golf to be played in the area. The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will be on October 4. The Radium Chamber of Commerce also

has a golf event after their annual general meeting on October 11. And of course one can't forget the annual Link to Rink put on by the Invermere Curling Centre. This event will be on October 14 and 15 this year. This is a fantastic opportunity to combine two of the best sports ever: curling and golf. Four end games Friday night and Saturday morning followed by nine holes of golf at the Windermere Valley Golf course provide a lot of fun and laughs for participants. Kari's Kitchen also serves a great meal to wrap up the action. Call the Curling Centre to register and I'll see on the links or at the rink!

Final Thoughts — Madison Samuel-Barclay

A new opportunity A lot of you who know me know my story of coming to the Columbia Valley. I was offered a job here at The Valley Echo, took it, packed up and left my little farm town in southern Ontario to move here for work. It seems now I'll be packing up once again for work. There are a few individuals in the valley who may have heard — or have heard directly from me — that this very paper marks my last with The Valley Echo. I have been offered a job at the local newspaper in Didsbury, Alberta, for a

reporter/editor position, that I simply could not pass up as it means furthering my career in the journalism field. The offer came very quick, just a little over two weeks ago as of this paper, and I'll be off to Alberta by the time the next issue of the Echo is out. I will miss the community here in the valley and Invermere, where I lived during my stay here. Residents here are very fortunate to have such a kind and tight-knit community with a beautiful land-

Invermere Health Care Auxiliary Scholarship for College/University Students Pursuing Career in Health Related Field The Invermere Health Care Auxiliary, at discretion, will be awarding annually a scholarship in the amount of $1,500, to a student entering a second or subsequent year of a health related program at a recognized post secondary institution. Preference will be given to such students who have attended David Thompson Secondary School, Invermere, B.C. and who have been junior volunteers at the Invermere & District Hospital or volunteered in other health related fields. For application or information, please contact: JoAnne Myers (250-342-8848) or Kerry Jop (250-347-2269).

scape around them, and I was very fortunate to be one for a time. Even more fortunate is that I was a staff member here at the Echo during my nine months working here. Their tutelage and patience with me as I settled into my first full-time reporter job could not be more appreciated, as my experience here has given me the chance to pursue other opportunities to further my career. So thank you very much for having me in the valley! I know I will miss it here!

community calendar TH SEPTEMBER 22 Human Powered Mountaineers slideshow in partnership with Community Greenhouse and Groundswell Network, DTSS, 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Prizes and door raffle. FRI SEPTEMBER 23 •Columbia Basin Trust AGM, Kaslo Hotel, Kaslo, 4 p.m. SAT SEPTEMBER 24 •Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society presents "New Now", a First Nation film workshop for all young filmmakers ages 12-20, Akisqnuk First Nation Hall. Free of charge, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 604-685-3841 or info@ •GALs (Global Animal Lovers) barbecue fundraiser, Home Hardware, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. GALs work to rescue and help animals all over the world. SUN SEPTEMBER 25 •BC Hockey officiating Clinic, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, 9 a.m. Register at Call Wanda, 250-342-0042. SUN SEPTEMBER 25 •Kootenay Krusher Endurance Mountain Bike Race, Nipika Mountain Resort, 10 a.m. To register visit www.zone4. ca, to volunteer, email TUE SEPTEMBER 27 Flower Picking! Downtown Invermere, pick

only annuals, no digging or perennials. FRI SEPTEMBER 30 •Edgewater Legion hosts Soup and Bun Day. Starts at noon, $6 includes soup, bun, dessert and beverage. Everyone welcome! FRI SEPTEMBER 30 Oktoberfest at Timber Inn and Restaurant, 7 p.m., $39/person. THURS OCTOBER 6 •Registration and annual general meeting for Invermere Curling Club, 7:30 p.m. EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Hall. 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. 28 for 7 weeks. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan Klimek 250-342-1195. 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 and a job well done to all the young runners who came out for the Terry Fox Run for cancer research on September 18. This featured young man was setting out for his second run of the day in this photo. This feature is sponsored by…


Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Invermere Valley Echo

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bra for your body. Chapman said she will be seeing clients on a one-on-one basis, explaining the beneďŹ ts of good bras and measuring their bodies properly. “Most women just want to ďŹ nd a good-ďŹ tting bra that’s not uncomfortable,â€? Chapman said. “What they don’t realize is that a good support bra is also important for blood circulation and enhanced lymph drainage.â€? Chapman has over 200 bra sizes available for ordering, ranging from 30AA to 52KK. It’s likely that you’ll ďŹ t somewhere between those sizes. She offers these questions for women to ask themselves: t%PZPVIBWFBESBXFSGVMMPGCSBTCVUOPOFUIBUmU comfortably? t%PFTZPVSCVTUMJOFiCPVODFwXIFOZPVXBMLXIJMF wearing your “everydayâ€? bra? t%PZPVPWFSnPXUIFDVQPGZPVSCSB t%PZPVSCSBTUSBQTTMJQPGGZPVSTIPVMEFSTPSEJHJOUP your shoulders leaving red, painful marks? t%PFTZPVSCSBSJEFVQJOUIFCBDLCFDBVTFZPVUJHIUFO the straps to give you added support? t)BWFZPVFWFSCFHVOBOFYFSDJTFDMBTTPOMZUPESPQ out because your breasts ached from lack of support while jumping or running? If you answer yes to any of these you are in need of a new bra, and a custom one could be the way to go. YOU’VE TRIED ALL THE REST - NOW TRY THE BEST t/06/%&38*3&4t/0&-"45*$453"14 t/0453"14'"--*/(0''4)06-%&34 t/03*%*/(61*/5)&#"$, You can sign up for Chapman’s bra clinic by calling #:4&15&.#&3 She doesn’t come into town very often so she advises booking as soon as possible.

ICAN – Invermere’s Companion Animal Network CHER Che is a quiet girl who Cher enjoys spending time en cud cuddling with you when she’s not playing or wrestling. Cher has w a ready purr and a beautiful medium haired coat and is very gentle with any new being she meets. She would be great with another cat. She is about 18 weeks old. 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

September 16, 2009: Parents and their kids huddled around the tables at the Columbia Valley registration night to sign up for pastimes from skating to Scouts. Most activities saw an increase in new members and the evening was generally seen as the busiest year yet. ECHO FILE PHOTO


50 years ago: A plea for support of the Board of Trade in urging policing of water traffic on Lake Windermere was voiced at a meeting of the Trade Board. Power boat operators had been reported as acting abrasively and it was described as a “miracle that no serious accidents occurred� for that summer season. 45 years ago: The East and West Kootenay Historical Society members arrived at Canal Flats to unveil a plaque presented by the government of British Columbia as part of a plan to recognize more historical sites in the province. A ceremony for the unveiling was held at the south end of the Canal Flats bridge. 40 years ago: Both the Canadian Royal Legion Branch No. 71 club-

room and the Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy were broken into. The Legion break-in was through the basement window, though nothing appeared to have been stolen. Some cash was stolen from the pharmacy, but no goods were found missing. 35 years ago: A contest to design a town crest for Invermere was underway, with awards being given to the first, second and third place winners. Third place won $25, second won $50 and the first place winner won $100 and would be the chosen design. 28 years ago: A new playground gym was erected the park area behind the recreation centre. The gym was funded by the Devonian foundation in an extension of their main street improvement grant. 25 years ago: Duane Crandall from Golden was elected Social Credit candidate for the Columbia River riding on the third ballot of the nomination meeting.

20 years ago: A school reunion between the Athalmer and Invermere school districts was held, bringing in former teachers and students from 1915 classes to 1946. 15 years ago: A wall dedicated in memory of former Columbia Valley Rockies general manager and arena manager Eddie Mountain was unveiled at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena before the hockey team’s season opener. 10 years ago: A faulty barbecue hose was behind a condominium fire in Invermere. The fire, which completely destroyed one unit due to smoke and fire damage, also claimed three other units due to water damage. 5 years ago: A memorial golf tournament named after the late Roger Askey was held to benefit the Mount Nelson Athletic Park. The tourney held in Askey’s memory aimed to help the children and community in his honour.


Thank you to all the volunteers from various groups and organizations who helped put on the Columbia Valley Classic Car Show and Shine and dance on September 17.

QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FROM CANADA, EUROPE AND ASIA. ARCHITECTURAL ITEMS FOR HOME AND GARDEN. Wednesday to Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4 Industrial Park • Invermere (just off the road to Panorama) Telephone: 250-342-0707 • Email:

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Marvin Marvin is the real delivery man of the Valley Echo! He works tirelessly to get the news out to the people!

This is But Button tton with her Texas toothpick! She loves to go to work and greet all who enter!

Bluestorm’s Purcell Perky Samoyed referred to as the dog with Christmas in its face. She is familiar by her eager tail wagging!

(left) Jessie, Jet and Thumper, all gone but not forgotten.

Luna Luna is new to the Valley, hailing from the West Kootenay. She’s pleased as punch to be here in the East!

(right) Delilah, Sophie and Koala, alive and well.


Imme mme is a playful playful, silly kitty who eenjoys joys napping appi g iin places she doesn’t belong, like sinks, bath tubs and dish racks.

Stevie and Choco Stevie is a goofy, playful girl from the Salmon Arm SPCA. She never barks, but she sure loves to honk when she yawns! Choco, our Mexican Street Special, was rescued through Global Animal Lovers (GALs). He’s super affectionate and his tail rarely stops wagging. Stevie’s the leader of this dynamic duo, and Choco is happy to bumble along behind her.

Zoe and Molly

Molly is nine years old, but maintains her youthful glow by playing with Zoe, her 8 month old companion. Zoe has energy to spare, which she gives freely to Molly.

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. -George Eliot


Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Invermere Valley Echo

what to do... Oktoberfest Friday September 30, 7 pm

Ride along

Flower power

The Second Annual Kootenay Krusher Endurance Mountain Bike Race takes place this Sunday, September 25 at Nipika Mountain Resort. It's not too late to enter the race, visit to register. Volunteers are still needed, email if interested. ECHO FILE PHOTOS

The District of Invermere Flower Crew welcomes the public to pick flowers from the beds in downtown on Tuesday, September 27. Be respectful, and only pick annuals, without digging or removing any perennials. ECHO FILE PHOTOS

Okanagan Springs and Weissbier on tap! Come in an authentic costume and get a free beer!

$39/person includes: • All you can eat Bavarian Speciality Buffet • Dance and singalong & lots of Gemuetlichkeit • Live music with FRANZ & his friends CALL FOR RESERVATION 1-877-348-2228 Only limited space left

Hosts: Marianne & Rainer Jaeger

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Lucky Strike Gas invites customers, friends and family to Ben Gagne’s 10th Anniversary Celebration! Ben has worked at Lucky Strike Gas Station for 10 years this month. Come celebrate with Ben and enjoy a piece of cake! Sunday, September 25th 1 - 4 p.m.

Invermere District 250-342-3315 Curling Club REGISTRATION AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday, October 6 7:30 p.m. Refreshments


Fun events around the Valley September 21-24: "Cowboys and Aliens" plays at Toby Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22: Human Powered Mountaineers slideshow in partnership with Community Greenhouse and Groundswell Network, DTSS, 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Prizes and door raffle. Friday, September 23: CV Rockies play North Okanagan Knights, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24: GALs (Global Animal Lovers) barbecue fundraiser, Home Hardware, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24: Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society presents "New Now", a First Nation film workshop for all young filmmakers ages 12-20, Akisqnuk First Nation Hall. Free of charge, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 604-685-3841 or Saturday, September 24: CV Rockies play Creston Valley Thunder Cats, 7:30 p.m.

Friday (evening), Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15

Sunday, September 25: BC Hockey Officiating Clinic, open to anyone that wants to be a hockey official, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, 9 a.m., 250-342-0042

Each team must have at least one person of the opposite gender. Scramble format. $50 per person includes: one nine-hole golf game and dinner at the Windermere Valley Golf Course.

Sunday, September 25: Kootenay Krusher Endurance Mountain Bike Race, Nipika Mountain Resort, 10 a.m. To register visit, to volunteer, email



Call the curling rink to register, 250-342-3315.

Tuesday, September 27: Flower Picking! Downtown Invermere, pick only annuals, no digging or perennials. Friday, September 30: Oktoberfest at Timber Inn and Restaurant, 7 p.m., $39/person Friday, September 30: Columbia Salmon Festival Charity Golf Tournament, $100 includes golf, cart, dinner, gratuity and tax, Riverside Golf Course, 250-345-6346.

Art Gallery Show Featuring: Susan Fahrni, Val MacPhee, Melissa Lochhead, Sebastian Bell & Sandra Howard

What does ART Sept 20 to Oct 2 - Gallery hours 11 to 4 pm. mean to you? Café open till October 1st!

Visit for our current events calendar, or call 250-342-4423.

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Word of the Week Living Benefit An insurance policy’s ‘benefit’ is the money the insurance company pays to the insured when a claim is approved. Disability insurance policies pay a ‘living benefit’ because it is paid to the insured after suffering a disability (as opposed to a life insurance benefit that is paid after the insured

person passes away). Disability insurance benefits can vary in the amount paid. They can also vary in the length of time for which the benefit will be paid: from two years, generally, at the short end; up to payments paid to age 65 at the other end.

Disability Insurance

Where does the cousin of life and critical illness insurance, disability insurance, come from? We have discussed in the past how the Code of Hammurabi (c. 1750 BC) plays a central role in the origins of insurance. Th is is true of disability insurance specifically. It discusses situations, and remedies for those situations, that are remarkably similar to circumstances of modern people. While the Code of Hammurabi doesn’t use the term ‘disability insurance’, it does have provisions for workers losing their ability to work – and thereby losing their ability to provide for their family.

Ask-the-Expert What is the Medical Expense Tax Credit? The Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC) provides tax relief where medical expenses have been incurred by the taxpayer, his/her spouse or dependent child less than 18 that are not covered by other sources. The amount to be claimed by the taxpayer will be eligible expenses in excess of the lesser of $2,052 or 3% of the net income of the claimant (2011). Th is amount will be multiplied by 15%, the lowest tax bracket and will reduce tax payable. The expenses covered by the METC are generally regarded to be those for the alleviation of pain, the healing of sickness or indisposition, and the cure and prevention of

sickness or disposition. The list of what qualifies is quite lengthy, but does NOT cover things like toothpaste, funeral expenses, health programs offered by health clubs and gyms, or expenses for which you are reimbursed. For more information on the METC, consult your local accountant or fi nancial advisor. 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.

Th is is the parallel with modern times. It used to be that injured workers had few options

available to them. Employers were not legally required to provide for a worker injured on the job. If a worker wanted compensation then they had to use the courts to get it. And the courts have never been an easy, nor a cheap, way to remedy one’s problems. Modern disability insurance began largely in the form of government-sponsored programs that were the forerunners of our Worker’s Compensation Boards. However over time people began to see the failings of these disability programs. And private enterprise stepped in to bridge the gap. Today, disability insurance programs range from the very basic (covering on-the-job accidents) to comprehensive policies that can protect an individual’s earning power, should they be hurt on the job, on their way to work, or even while on their time off. Th is is, after all, the goal of a disability insurance policy: to protect an individual’s earning power. If a carpenter cannot carry lumber, a surgeon cannot use his/her hands, or a lawyer cannot use the phone or computer, then their income is going to be severely impacted by that disability. In these cases disability insurance will step in and will supplement government programs to help reduce the burden on the individual’s fi nances. As with other insurance, the money paid out by the insurance carrier is called the benefit. Disability insurance is slightly different from other varieties of insurance we have examined (life and critical illness insurance) in that disability insurance pays its benefit not in a lump-sum, but rather as an ongoing monthly payment. Th is can continue for as little as two years (presuming no recovery) or as long as up to age 65 (again, if no recovery is made). As with most insurance decisions, disability insurance requires taking the time to prepare and plan for the unexpected. With the variety of insurance products and carriers in the marketplace, your best starting point is with your only local, independent Certified Financial Planner®.


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President's Report — Doug Clovechok

Appreciating teacher excellence Voltaire wrote that “appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well� and it is in the spirit of these words that I offer my appreciation to our teachers; recognizing that the excellence they offer belongs to us all through the achievements of our children. Teaching is a job that demands great responsibility but produces amazing reward and satisfaction. It is a job that requires its members to have skill sets too long to list in this conversation, skills that help young people navigate towards whatever it is they may dream. It is a job filled with both laughter and tears and it is hard. It is a job that changes lives and it does so often. These observations come from the over two decades I spent either teaching kids or working with teachers and school districts; and for all it gave to me I am grateful.

The world of teaching in B.C. is in upheaval as the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the Province continue to negotiate in good faith. These are tough negotiations as the current BCTF proposals for increased benefits alone would cost the province $2.1 billion to fulfill and the Minister of Education remains consistent in saying that the government must stick to the net zero mandate meaning no salary increases. Contrary to this good faith, the NDP continue with their tactics of criticizing the BC Liberal government without ever offering a constructive or realistic solution to anything. NDP leader Adrian Dix consistently dodges questions as to whether his party would support higher wages for teachers while MLA Norm Macdonald cites the province as, “not listening or talking to teachers,� “approaching

bargaining with teachers with threats and conflict,� and says “government is just trying to pick a fight.� This is nothing but partisan conjecture without substance, meaning that none of this rhetoric could be further from the truth. The BC Liberal government has worked and continues to work with teachers. In 2006 a first time ever negotiated five year agreement was achieved with the BCTF providing teachers with a 16 per cent wage increase. Today, Minister Abbott remains committed to working with teachers to improve our public education system and meets regularly to discuss issues of mutual concern. Since March he has met with teachers in thirteen different districts and will visit an additional six in September alone. In a recent interview with The Vancouver Sun, Minister Abbott stated

“teachers are professionals, respectful and constructive; these words are far from combative. Minister Abbott also spoke at the last BCTF convention where he received a standing ovation. The BC Liberals remain committed supporters of teachers and public education and recognizing that twothirds of British Columbia’s public sector has already signed net-zero contracts; and, given these financially challenging times, wage increases for our teachers are just not an option. I will always be a staunch “cheerleader� for teachers and I am confident that hard work and mutual appreciation will continue to produce educational excellence that is focussed on our classrooms and most importantly our kids. Doug Clovechok is President of the BC Liberal Columbia River-Revelstoke Riding Association





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Terry Fox run brings out 90 Lightfoot of Kootenay Savings. "However this is the best year I've done since my fifth year because of a lot of generous people helping to raise this much." The Invermere branch of Kootenay Savings has been a long-time sponsor and organizer for the Invermere Terry Fox Run, promoting and helping to collect funds raised. The September 18 day saw runners, joggers and walkers of all ages take part, from young children to seniors, putting their best foot forward to raise money for a good cause. "Lots of families came out too," said Lightfoot. "They would run as a group." Runners jogged up West Side Road, going towards Fairmont, then ran back to the school. Markers were set up along



The Terry Fox Foundation's Terry Fox run was held across the country on September 18. The run, commemorating iconic Canadian hero Terry Fox, is held on the second Sunday after Labour Day every year to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research across Canada. For Invermere and nearby residents, the run was held on a crisp autumn morning at J.A. Laird Elementary School, beginning officially at 11 a.m. This year's event saw 90 participants, who raised over $3,000 in pledges. "I've been doing this for eight years, and we usually get around 100 people," said Terri

the course for three, four, five, eight and 10 kilometre distances. Many participants also went for second or third runs as well during the day. Schools in the area have also been holding their own, separate runs to raise money for cancer research, on different dates than the September 18 Sunday. J.A. Laird held its Terry Fox Run on September 16, and raised over $220 thanks to the hard work of staff and students. Eileen Madson Primary School will be holding its Terry Fox Run today. "It means a lot to me, with this being my first year as a survivor," said Lightfoot. "It's awesome what these people are doing, it means a lot to me and to everyone else."

Snowboarder eyes World Junior Championships

A local snowboarder who found gold in last year's East Kootenay regionals has set a big goal for himself, heading into the 2011-12 season. And if all goes according to plan, Faro Burgoyne will be off to the 2012 Snowboard World Junior Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain next March. After boarding with the David Thompson Secondary School team in his teens, Burgoyne joined up with the Calgary-based Canadian National team, and is planning a busy winter circuit on the Nor-Am Tour. "Overall, I want to do good at junior worlds," he says of his goals for the season, "and I want to have a decent overall ranking in North America." The nine-date tour begins with two stops in

Copper, Colorado November 11 and 15. Burgoyne's performance in these events will help determine whether he's one of those on the tour picked for a spot at the top of the hill in Spain. All athletes vying for world championship spots are monitored by Canada Snowboard, Burgoyne explains. "For every race you do you get FIS (International Ski Federation) points. So they look at your FIS points and how you've been excelling, they look at all sorts of aspects," he says. "They told me to apply for it this year, so I feel like I have a good chance." Burgoyne says training with the national team has been a big change from his early days learning the sport on the Fairmont Ski Hill and at Panorama. "I went from not ever having a coach or anything to training with the national team," he says. "It's a different lifestyle, it's pretty cool."

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It was another tangle with the Golden Rockets at Saturday's Columbia Valley Rockies regular season home opener. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTO


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Though the Columbia Valley Rockies faced the Golden Rockets in both of their first two regular season outings, fans were treated to two very different games as the KIJHL season got underway last Friday and Saturday. The first game of the season in Golden saw the Rockies lose 2-1 in a tightly fought game decided in the last seven minutes of play. Saturday night's home opener at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, meanwhile, saw the team struggle out of the gate, deflecting a puck into their own net 16 seconds into play and eventually posting a 9-1 loss. "It was the compete level, the level of compete, definitely," says Rockies head coach Marc Ward. "We had a fire in our belly in Golden. We came out flat [Saturday]." Friday night's game saw the Rockies pick up the first goal of the evening late in the second period thanks to Invermere native Reto

Stiz. Golden answered back 12 seconds into the third period, then notched the final game winner with six and a half minutes left on the clock. Though the Rockets outshot the Rockies 38 to 16, Ward says "excellent" goaltending from returning goaltender Bruce Corrigal kept the score low. Saturday night saw the Golden take advantage of the Rockies' lack of momentum. After the early deflection, the Rockets added three more points to the score in the first, two in the second, and another three in the third. Stiz gave the Rockies their only goal of the night with three minutes left in the first period, but the team struggled to find scoring chances for much of the game. "I think not enough guys on our bench were willing to take hits and make hits. We got outworked," says Ward. The Rockies take a break from Golden next week, with back-to-back home games against the North Okanagan Knights and the Creston Valley Thundercats, followed by an away game against the Sicamous Eagles.

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Curling Club gets new ice man Ice making a family tradition for new technician and manager Gary Hogarth MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

The Invermere Curling Club has a new manager and ice technician for the upcoming season. Gary Hogarth is stepping into the manager position for the first time, but is certainly no stranger to ice making and maintenance. "I've been in curling and ice making all my life," said Hogarth. "My dad did it, my brothers did it, and I do it." Hogarth has worked as an ice technician at various rinks over the years, including four years in Golden. Hogarth is a former valley resident, having attended David Thompson Secondary in his younger days, who returned to the area to work in construction. However, it's his return to ice making that feels most like a homecoming. "I'm returning to my roots now," said Hogarth of his technician position. Flooding and freezing the rink is in the works. New ice is tentatively slated to be in the rink by October 6, or possibly sooner if all goes according to plan. This season will be business as usual

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Gary Hogarth is taking over as manager and ice technician at the Invermere Curling Club for the 2011-12 curling season.

for the Curling Club, but Hogarth intends to get word out about the club and generate more interest in the

community. "We're making the effort to get interest out there," said Hogarth. "There's a push to make the rink more accessible and get people to try it out." Hogarth is also hoping to see more junior and younger curlers out on the ice this season. "I was surprised to find that they have a full set of junior granite curling stones here," said Hogarth. "It would be a shame to not put them to use." Hogarth will be taking a few new courses in order to stay up-to-date with the ice technology available at the Curling Club, but at its core, the art of ice making is still very much the same. "Before when you were making ice, and doing pebbling, for example, it would have to be done at a specific temperature," Hogarth explained. "Now, ice making can produce such quality ice, it's almost perfect, or is perfect compared to making ice back in the day." For those looking to book the ice at the Curling Club, or who are interested in volunteering at the rink, contact Hogarth at invermerecurling@shaw. ca or call 250-342-3315.

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Sinful Square, as in “sweet toothâ€?, anyone? This is such an awesome recipe, and I know that Christmas is still three months away, but why is it we only make special treats such as these during the busiest and most hectic time of the year? Why don’t we make them all year long? Why am I asking when no one will answer? Do not count calories on this one! Sinful Square 1 cup our 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter (not melted) 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 4 tbsp golden corn syrup 1 can Eagle brand sweetened milk 12 oz package good quality semi sweet chocolate chips To make the base, combine the our with 1/2 cup brown sugar. Mix the 1/2 cup butter in by hand until crumbly. Pack into a 12 x 9 pan and bake at 350 for 12 - 15 minutes. Watch it as it burns easily. Cool. In a heavy pan melt the 1 cup butter. Add the sugar, syrup and sweetened milk. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over base. Melt chocolate chips, spread over sugar mixture, cool and cut.

Dance instructor Colleen Wagner leads a class in the brand-new Desiderata Dance Studio and Wellness Centre, which ofďŹ cially opened this month. A variety of instructors specializing in different dances and wellness activities will be teaching throughout the fall, winter and spring season. For more information, call 250-342-3371. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

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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.

From left to right: personal trainer Kate Atkinson, Fitness 4 Life owner Jill Andrews, and trainer Hayley Wilson.



Fit 4 Life encourages valley to get active SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

Fitness 4 Life, a mobile personal training company, is now offering affordable group fitness sessions throughout the week to help Columbia Valley develop a healthy active lifestyle that incorporates the four basic components of health-related fitness. According to Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living, Canadians should aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, including endurance, strength training, and flexibility, four days a week. Body Blast is a 30-minute workout

that combines resistance training, cardiorespiratory endurance, and flexibility training to maximize time efficiency. “A healthy active lifestyle will reduce a number of health risks; including heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression�, explains Jill Andrews, owner of Fitness 4 Life. “Most people aren’t getting enough exercise, and generally, it’s because they don’t have the time or the motivation. Fortunately, it’s never too late to start thinking about your health. Our 30-minute Body Blast was designed to get clients in and out the door as fast as possible�. To show the valley just how easy it is to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise

into even the busiest of schedules, Andrew, and certified personal trainers Kate Atkinson and Hayley Wilson, are offering a free Body Blast workout. Join them on September 25 and learn how living an active lifestyle is key to staying healthy. “This class is for everyone. Whether you’ve been exercising for 20 years or you’re just starting to think about getting in shape, we provide exercise options for all,� explains Andrews. “The main thing is to get moving and have fun.� For more information about Fitness 4 Life or the Body Blast workout schedule, contact Wilson at 250-342-0503, Andrews at or visit

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 – 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.

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Coming Events

Lost & Found

Summit Youth Centre Annual General Meeting October 4th at 6:00 pm at the Summit Youth Centre (above the Community Hall) Come and hear about all the wonderful programming that is happening for our youth at the Centre!! Windermere Valley Ski Club AGM, Monday Oct 24, 7 p.m. Hoffos residence. For more information call 250-342-3819.

Found: in ditch on road to Windermere Valley Golf Course a power tool - identify it to claim. 250-342-3897.

Business Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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Lost or Found PET? call (ICAN) Invermere Companion Animal Network 250-341-7888



ALCOHOLICS Anonymous If alcohol is causing problems or conict in your life, AA can help. Call 250-342-2424 for more information. All meetings are at 8 p.m. Invermere: Saturday,Sunday Tuesday and Wednesday groups - Columbia United AA at the BC Services building, south end, 625 4th Street Invermere. Radium Group: Friday, Catholic Church. All meetings are open. ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School Survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service!


Lost - LG cell phone on Sunday/Monday Sept 4/5 in Invermere or Windermere. Leather case. 250-342-6372. LOST: Older Cooper baseball glove with a piece of blue duct tape left in dugout at July 17 ballfest. Dave 250-426-5078

Timeshare ASK YOURSELF what is your TIMESHARE worth? We will ďŹ nd a buyer/renter for CA$H. NO GIMMICKS- JUST RESULTS! 1-(888)879-7165.

Travel BRING THE family! Sizzling Summer Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: www.nsb or call 1-800-214-0166.

Children Childcare Available

GET PAID To lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.

Child Care Services. Over 10 yrs experience. Babysit, all ages, incl special needs. References avail. Will travel. Stephanie at 250-341-3631.



Othmar Wenger 1925-2011

Dad passed away peacefully on May 26, 2011 at Parkview, Kinvillage, Tswwassen, B.C. Born in Ruchegg, Switzerland, Othmar emigrated to Canada and settled in the Invermere Valley in 1937, along with his father, Christian, his mother, Frieda, and siblings, Herbert, Yolanda, Honny and Sepp. Life was hard, but made Othmar the strong and honourable man he grew to be. Othmar met the love of his life, Lorraine Cooper and married her in 1949. The C Wenger Lumber Company in Skooumchuck , B.C. was home until 1956. With four children, Jacqueline, Gary, Richard and Christian, life was full and happy. Othmar leaves behind his four children, ďŹ ve grandchildren and ďŹ ve great grandchildren. Othmar will be laid to rest, along with his sister Honny who passed recently, at 2:00 p.m. on September 24 at Mountainview Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the family reunion home of Cliff and Linda Barkely after the service. Othmar’s family would like to thank Laura Goold and her team at Parkview for Dad’s gentle care. “Your kindness and compassion made Dad’s later life free of worry and full of laughterâ€?.... Peace......

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FERUS Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen & liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry. PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS WANTED Ferus requires experienced Professional Class 1 drivers with three years or more experience to operate a variety of late model liquid carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen equipment out of our Blackfalds & Grande Prairie bases. WE OFFER: - Industry competitive wages based on an hourly pay schedule - New Drivers can earn up to $82,000 in the ďŹ rst year - Automatic pay increases - Training Completion Bonus - Daily Meal Allowance - Recognition and incentive programs - Mechanic-maintained equipment Mileage Assistance to travel to and from work PLUS: Flexible Spending Account Group RSP Savings Plan Comprehensive Health/Dental Plan - Growing Company with Career Advancement Opportunities We offer a work rotation of 15 days on & 6 days off. Preference will be given to applicants with off-road experience. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment please send resume & driver abstract to: or by fax to 1-888-879-6125 Please Reference: Driver #BCDRV 1011



HOME BASED Business - We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CMC OILFIELD Services requires a Class 1 Driver for hauling crude oil and water in the Spirit River, Alberta, area. We will train the right candidate. Fax resume to 780-8643047 or call Claude 780-8141933.

ClassiďŹ eds, Give us a call!

Ernie Grolla March 22, 1950 September 12, 2011 Loving husband and father.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

You can remember someone special with your gift to the Canadian Cancer Society To donate In Memory or In Honour: | 250-426-8916 or call toll-free 1-800-656-6426 or mail to: 29-9th Avenue South Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 2L9 Please include: Your name & address for tax receipt Name of the person being remembered Name & address to send card to

Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities

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“All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed.â€? Born Ernest William Grolla Jr. in Lac La Biche, AB, Ernie grew up in Edmonton where he met the love of his life. Ernie married Iris in 1983 and they spent their married life in Burnaby, Aldergrove, Mission, Pitt Meadows and Squamish before moving to Invermere in 2001. They have two sons, Evan (Amanda) and Addison. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Rose and Ernest Sr. and by his sister, Hope. He is survived by his sister, Gerri. Ernie’s sense of humour and ready smile will be missed by all of his extended family, friends and the staff and customers who knew him at Home Hardware. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Invermere & District Hospital and to the local ambulance attendants. No service will be held, at the request of the family. In lieu of owers, the family would appreciate donations to either Dyer House (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 2012— 3rd Ave., Trail, B.C. V1R 1R7—noted as “for Dyer Houseâ€?) or Sanctuary House (Generation to Generation Society, 1705 Bay Ave., Trail, BC V1R 4B5), both of which supported Ernie and the family when he had treatments in Trail.


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Call Arlee or Silvia at 250-342-3168 or fax resumĂŠ to 250-342-3359 or email resumĂŠ to

Don’t cut yourself off from the world. Find out where the cables are before you dig.


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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

PHARMACY TECH trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies & hospitals need certiďŹ ed techs & assistants! No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available! 1888-778-0461.

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes


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based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5.

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

Please call 250-718-3330 for more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

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

Education/Trade Schools

ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, Web Design Training, Administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn from the comfort of home! Starts October 24. Apply today:

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

Help Wanted


Help Wanted

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

A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for journeyman copper splicers and linemen for all over BC. Telus Retirees welcome, beneďŹ t packages available. Fax or Email resume to 1-250-372-8964 or INDUSTRIAL MILLWRIGHT/ MACHINIST required for busy manufacturing shop, located in Vernon, BC. Min 5 yrs. experience with blueprints, operating lathes & milling machines. Send resumes to or fax to 250-549-6735. KODIAK WIRELINE Services Partnership is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: or fax to 780-418-0834. Looking for F/T front desk and P/T Night Audit. Apply in person with resume to the Prestige Inn Radium 7493 Main St.

Oriental Palace Requires full time and/or part time servers Apply to Joyce 250-342-8308. Quesnel Industrial Transportation has opening for fulltime log truck drivers. Year round work avail. Above average pay and health plan provided. 1250-992-2309. 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.

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations




Alternative Health

Pet Services

VIBRANT HEALTH- Do you have it? Do you want it? If you do, call 1-800-541-5983. 24/7.

Hawt Pawz N Clawz Dog and Cat grooming. Now booking appointments. Call Michelle 250-347-2412 Radium

Financial Services

Merchandise 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

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

Medical/Dental CARE home (Osoyoos) seeking PT/contracted Social Worker (f)250495-8134 or

Trades, Technical AVALON AUTO Body in Slave Lake, Alberta requires a ďŹ rst, second, or third year auto body apprentice. Send resume including references to fax 780-849-6435 or email: or phone Jim 780-849-3056. COASTAL FIRM seeking well experienced skyline hooktender. Must have strong leadership & safety skills. Competitive rates. Send resume and references to Box #639, c/o BC ClassiďŹ eds, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4. DYNAMIC GROWING BC Coastal Forestry company looking for a well experienced logger with cable logging, mechanical logging, heli-logging and timber falling experienced. Professional forester an asset nut not required. Send resume to Box #640, c/o BC ClassiďŹ eds, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4. HEAVY Duty Mechanic - Good Mechanical Aptitude - Welding an asset - Rate negotiable BeneďŹ ts after 3 mths - Travel required - Email or fax resume to or Fax 604-485-6380 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIANS ph:250-983-2992 MCELHANNEY Consulting is hiring for the following positions in Smithers, BC: - Intermediate Geotechnical and/or Civil Engineer - Intermediate Materials Technician - BCLS or Geomatics Engineering Technologist - Experienced Survey Field Crew - Senior Water Quality Biologist or Environmental Technician View full postings and HR contact info at: or to inquire or apply please contact Smithers Manager Emily Davidson at 250-847-4040.

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations

WOOD FLOOR ARTISANS • Supply/Install all Hardwoods • Sanding, Custom Staining • Resurfacing Prefinish • Site-finished Engineered Flooring • Stairs, Inlays & Baseboards • Tile & Slate Work

September 23rd

Serving the valley since 1996.

Lorne 250-345-2128 • Colin 250-341-1618

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning

Krystal Klear Window Washing & Snow Plowing

Got something to sell? We’ve got the place to sell it.

Super Fall Special!

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

Buy two weeks, get the third week for FREE!!!


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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). 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 can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. SMALL BUSINESS Grants start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K.

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

Framing If it’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!

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

Heat, Air, Refrig.


250-342-6312 Misc Services Art Gieck of Country Piano House is tuning Sept. 28-29 Call 250-347-9882 for appt. BIGHORN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE serving Invermere and surrounding area. Call (250) 409-4676 or visit

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

Telephone Services **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

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Pets & Livestock

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

Auctions Huge 2 Day Auction

Oct. 1st & 2nd

West Coast’s Largest Garden Decor Importer & Distributor. Statuary, fence, driveway gates. $1,000,000 of marble, iron, aluminum etc. pieces. due to health reasons it all must go. Visit i-90 auctions on facebook or i-90 Ph: 509-954-0698

Building Supplies Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800; 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900; 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source# 1KT 800-964-8335

Estate Sales ESTATE SALE- 4871 Windermere Rd. In Windermere Saturday Sept. 24, 10am-2pm.

Garage Sales GIGANTIC MOVING SALE! Sat. Sept 24 @ 8am 1129 Hilltop Road near Timber Ridge 1 Rain or Shine!

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

Misc. for Sale 12’ ďŹ shing boat with trailer $500 Call: 250-342-0152 CAN’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. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-599. 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 Clov’r’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 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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


Real Estate

Real Estate

Acreage for Sale


82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

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

Mobile Homes & Parks



3 bedroom recently updated on pad at Green Acres. $65,000 obo. 250-342-1700. Canal Flats, 4 trailers for sale by owner, all single wide 2 or 3 bedrm. Prices from $12,900 to $37,900. For details call Vic 250-341-8100.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

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 fishing 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

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 PINEWOOD 2 in RADIUM 2 BDRM, 2 BATH CONDO Pictures avail upon request. Mountain views, in-suite laundry, A/C, gas fireplace. Laminate floors throughout kitchen, dining room and living room. Oversized balcony with gas barbecue hookup. Brand new appliance package. $950.00/month. Please Contact Ryan (403) 650-5788 RADIUM - $750, 1 bdrm + den at the Peaks, incl all util, fireplace, in-suite w/d, Sept 1. 403-816-6007. 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

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

Rentals 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 SWEET CHILI CHICKEN 1 ½ pound Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless; cut into bite-size pieces 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil 1 clove Garlic, minced 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, finely chopped 1 Onion, chopped 1 each Red and Green Pepper, chopped 1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded, finely chopped 1/2 cup Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced Sprinkle chicken with salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat; stir-fry chicken until brown and juices run clear, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and stir-fry 1 minute. Add onion, peppers and jalapeno and stir-fry 3 minutes adding about 4 tablespoons of water to prevent sticking. Mix chili sauce with vinegar; add to pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until reduced and vegetables are tender-crisp. Top with green onions and serve. See all my recipes at

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Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm, 2 bath Open Concept R2000 Executive Condo Fully furnished in downtown Invermere. Includes all appliances, electric fireplace 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. 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 2 blocks from downtown condo, furnished, 2bdrm, 2 bath. $1050/mth, includes utilities NS NP, no partiers. References 403-9784559 or 250 342-6440. Invermere - Lake Windermere Point. 2-bdrm, 2-bath, underground parking, 5 appliances, unfurnished. $1000/mth 403519-0447.

Desirable Taynton Lodge at Panorama!

Apartment Furnished 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.

Commercial/ Industrial 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 315455509

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

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This one has it all! Beautiful corner location, great views, 2-spacious bedrooms, fully furnished and in as new condition. On-site amenities for all to enjoy.

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Misc for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Panorama Resort Studio avail October 1st with all amenities. $750/mnth inclusive 1st & last required. Call 905-263-4690

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 DUPLEX - 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Close to downtown & Kinsman Beach. Den and deck. N/P, N/S. $925/mth. 250-342-3948 Invermere 3-Bdrm 3-Bathrm. Large yard, Garage, N/S, Pets negotiable, $1200/mth. Avail immediately. References. 250342-1322

INVERMERE 1-bdrm bsmt suite. NP, NS. Private entrance. $600/mo inclusive, including Internet/cable. Available now.250-341-5159.

Mobile Homes & Pads 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.

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 1757 FORT POINT CLOSE

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:

Call 250-342-6577

450 Laurier Street

3-bedroom Mobile Home Lots of new renovations. Awesome view of the valley. Large deck & yard. Sorry, No Dogs allowed. $800 per month + utilities.


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

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.


Suites, Upper RADIUM - bright 2 bdrm, 1 and 1/2 bath with shared laundry, private entrance $600/month plus DD and hydro, NS, References required. Call 250 -347-9970.

INVERMERE across from Tim Hortons. 2 Bedrms, 1 1/2 Baths, 6 Appl., Central A/C, Garage, Xtra Parking. $1,200/month. 250-4441237 or

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

3 bdrm, 3 bath executive home. Fabulous location, steps to everything. Mature responsible only Available immediately $1350 month

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


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3 bedroom newer townhome in dwntwn Invermere, 2.5 bath, garage, unfinished basement. $1200/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 304127213 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 Canal Flats - 2 bdrm trailer, $500/month, available now. Has wood burning stove. 250341-8100.

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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.

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Suites, Lower

Cars - Sports & Imports

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

OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

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 25th 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 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


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, September 25th 10:30 a.m. Celebration Sunday “Pray to be Fearless” Pastor Trevor ministering. The Lord’s Supper will be served.

Sunday Service 10 a.m. Worship & Word Kid’s Church Provided Call the office at 250-342-9511 for more information.

Sharing Truth Showing Love Following the Spirit

Invermere Valley Echo Wednesday, September 21, 2011 B11

ARTS â–źPynelogs

Looking back on a summer of art MONTANA CAMERON Pynelogs Staff

By the time anyone is actually reading this I will be back in Calgary, probably banging my head against my desk trying to dislodge some form of writer's block... oh, the joys of post secondary. In all seriousness I love university and what I am taking, but when I came back home to the valley in May I was pretty worn out and ready for a change of pace. I was ecstatic when I found out I would be spending my summer working at Pynelogs and while I would be lying if I said working here was any kind of relaxing leisurely break, I would also be lying if I said I didn't love every minute of it. I have been quite shy all of my life, so a job where I had to introduce myself and talk to strangers on a daily basis, phone up people I did not know and ask for things, or even have my writing in a newspaper every week seemed a little daunting, to say the least. The first few phone calls I made my voice squeaked and I am sure I left several unintelligible messages on some unfortunate recipients' answering machines (my apologies!). As I got more comfortable in my role at Pynelogs I found I gained a sense of confidence I hadn't had previously and became more personable and open. My time this summer has opened my eyes to so much. I was astounded by how much thought goes into hanging a show and found



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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




(250) 345-6661 Tenders


Invitation to Tender District of Invermere

Scrap Car Removal



In Fairmont


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 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

myself red-faced and exhausted by the end of the first hang day — okay, well, maybe every hang day. I've had the privilege of seeing not only how much work goes into organizing an event, but have also experienced that work first hand by being a part of Mountain Mosaic Festival. I am sure that Sarah Frazier and myself are still recovering from the hundreds of paper masks we spent our nights cutting out. There is so much going on behind the scenes here for events like PyneStock, artist openings, and very much even on a daily basis. I feel truly blessed to have spent my summer at Pynelogs. I grew as a person, learned many skills that will help me in my future, and must say my ability to multi task has definitely expanded. While being a part of great events and working in such a beautiful old building in a perfect location and admiring gorgeous art on the walls was absolutely wonderful, it was the people I met this summer that made it the most enjoyable. From the passionate CV Arts council, to the volunteers, to the upbeat Pynelogs Cafe staff, the amazing artists, and the people that have come through here, I feel very lucky to have met you all and gotten to know you. I wish you all a lovely valley winter and provided I survive a semester full of all-night study sessions (possible only by sheer determination and downing pots of coffee) I will look for familiar faces when I come home for winter break.

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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:

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.

S lives here. It’s here in our community. Please make a difference by volunteering. Sclerosis Society of Canada S Multiple


Contract: Forcemain Upgrades Reference No: 0953.0086.02 The Owner invites Tenders for the approximate quantities of work listed below: UÊÓääʓÊÂœĂ€Vi“>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂ•ÂŤ}Ă€>`iĂƒ UĂŠĂ€>Ă›iÂ?ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂƒÂŤÂ…>Â?ĂŒĂŠ,Âœ>`ĂŠĂ€iĂƒĂŒÂœĂ€>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ UĂŠ-ÂˆĂŒiĂŠĂ€iĂƒĂŒÂœĂ€>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜Â° The Contract Documents are available at: 1Ă€L>Â˜ĂŠ-ĂžĂƒĂŒiÂ“ĂƒĂŠĂŒ`]ĂŠÂ›ÂŁĂ¤ÂŁĂŠÂ‡ĂŠĂ“Ă‡ÂŁĂˆĂŠ-Ă•Â˜Ă€Âˆ`}iĂŠ7>ÞÊ ]ĂŠ >Â?}>ÀÞ]ĂŠ ĂŠ/ÂŁ9Êäx *…œ˜i\ĂŠ{ä·ә£‡££™ÎÊ On payment of a non-refundable amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) including GST by cash or certiďŹ ed cheque payable to: Urban Systems Ltd. The Contract Documents will be available for viewing on or after September 23, 2011 at: District of Invermere, 914 - 8 Ave, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 UĂ€L>Â˜ĂŠ-ĂžĂƒĂŒiÂ“ĂƒĂŠĂŒ`]ĂŠÂ›ÂŁĂ¤ÂŁĂŠÂ‡ĂŠĂ“Ă‡ÂŁĂˆĂŠ-Ă•Â˜Ă€Âˆ`}iĂŠ7>ÞÊ ]ĂŠCalgary, AB T1Y 0A5 Southern Interior Construction Association, 902 Camosun Cr, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 6G2 Contract Documents and Contract Drawings will also be distributed electronically in digital format (pdf) through the BC Bid tendering website at Information will be available on or after September 23, 2011. Tenders Closing Date: 2:00 p.m. local time, October 7, 2011 District of Invermere, Box 339, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Requests for further information may be submitted to: Sara Anderson, P.Eng., Urban Systems Ltd. #101 - 2716 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 0A5 Phone: 403-291-1193 Fax: 403-291-1374

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Invermere Valley Echo



Guest Speaker Presentation: Upper Columbia Salmon: Past, Present, and Future

Fairmont Hot Springs Hotel, Lower Level $5 per seat (donated to the Columbia Wetland Stewardship Partners) Call Andi @ 250.270.0768 for inquiries or to reserve a seat

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th Charity Golf Tournament 12 - 6pm Buffet Dinner 6:30-11:30pm Riverside Golf Course & Clubhouse, Fairmont Hot Springs $100 includes Golf Round, Cart, & Dinner Book your space @ 250.345.6346 ext.2


Salmon Monument Celebration 11:30am - 5pm James Chabot Park, Invermere Includes First Nations ceremonies, drumming, Salmon BBQ & exhibits

Salmon Gala Dinner 6 - 10pm











Copper Point Resort, Invermere Tickets $60 (Available at the Invermere Chamber of Commerce Office)

For more information, contact Sunny LeBourdais at or Andi Dzilums at

Proudly supported by: Columbia Wetlands Stewardship partners

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