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Missing 85 yearold found dead

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RCMP and search teams found vehicle belonging to the Invermere man 'well off ' a dirt road near Jumbo Creek ANDREA KLASSEN

An 85 year-old Invermere man who went missing overnight in the Jumbo Creek area was found dead September 21, RCMP say. Bogomir Rutar was first reported missing after he failed to return home from a trip to the area for firewood and hunting that was due to end at around 2 p.m. Family members headed to the area to search for Rutar, but were unsuccessful. Columbia Valley RCMP were contacted, and the Invermere Search and Rescue team was activated. An immediate search of the area was conducted with no result. At first light the following day RCMP and search and rescue members from Invermere, Golden and Kimberley continued their search using quads, and a Kamloops RCMP helicopter was dispatched to the area. Volunteers from the Civil Air Search and Rescue As-

sociation also joined the effort — and it was a volunteer pilot from the association who eventually spotted Rutar's overturned vehicle, providing police and search and rescue teams on the ground with directions. Columbia Valley Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac says officers found the white vehicle "well off " a dirt road. The deceased was located outside the vehicle. Rutar's cause of death has not yet been determined. "All we know is that the vehicle was off the road — well off the road — so why he went off road, was it a medical reason?" says Shehovac. "We don't know. He was in good health, but at 85 anything can happen." It's also unclear why or how Rutar left his vehicle at this time. "He was outside the vehicle, but the doors were closed, so we don't know if he got in the accident and got out and then collapsed, or if he tried to maneuver out and started to roll again

The Columbia Valley Bighorns added another victory to their tally Sunday at Bighorns Field, going 32 - 24 against the Penticton Cougars. Home action continues next week, when the team takes on the Vernon Magnums October 2 at 1 p.m. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTO

and jumped out — we really don't know." Shehovac says Rutar's family described him as an experienced visitor to the backcountry, who had made similar trips many times before. He was also reported to be in good health. The BC Coroner's office is now investigating the incident, with the assistance of local RCMP.

Celebrate literacy with The Valley Echo The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and The Valley Echo are joining forces October 5 to celebrate literacy. If you're in downtown Invermere or Radium Hot Springs, look for local movers and shakers — as well as Echo staff. Make a donation in support of local literacy programs, and they'll give you a free copy of next week's paper, hot off the presses. All funds raised throughout the day will go towards CBAL programs in the Columbia Valley, which include Strong Start and Baby Goose programs for your children, as well as seniors' computer classes, financial literacy programs and adult tutoring.

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One-week fundraiser earns $1,600 for Africa

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. The Club will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday evening September 30 at 5 p.m. for a social evening.


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Kate Godlien, a member of the Leadership Class at David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS), was reading The Globe & Mail when she saw a notice attached at the bottom of an article regarding the East Africa Drought Relief Fund. The fund was created by the Government of Canada to help assist those in Africa suffering a largescale humanitarian crisis spurred by failed rain seasons, the rising cost of food, conflict, and lack of additional aid services. "I thought it would be a really good cause to start the Leadership Class' year," said Godlien, who decided to organize a fundraiser for the class called "Change for Change." With the deadline to submit funds coming up fast on September 16, the Leadership Class had a little over a week to collect and send their funds through the Red Cross to Somalia. Despite this trying time constraint, they managed to raise a bit over $767. The Canadian government then matched their contribution, bringing their fundraising total to almost $1,600. Godlien, co-chair for the fundraiser Erin Hillary, and the rest of the Leadership Class began their fundraising efforts at the Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival, where they set up a booth

to raise awareness and funds for Change for Change. "We started there because it was a big community event where we thought we could get a lot of community support, which we did," explained Godlien. Fundraising was also done via a booth during lunch periods at DTSS and through collection jars placed at Gerry's Gelati, Summit Footwear, Begifted and the Quality Bakery.

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"It was really amazing, for me and Kate, and it really shows the community coming together," said Hillary. "It felt really good, this is the first week for the Leadership Class and it was a worthwhile cause," said Godlien. "It's really interesting to see how all the change we collected added up. It sort of goes with why we called it 'Change for Change.' We collected something like 750 pennies, and that just goes to show that small things like loose change can add up to something bigger." Information about the East Africa Drought Relief Fund can be found at the Canadian International Development Agency's website at

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"WFOVFt*OWFSNFSFt Camp Green as of September 20, one day before reclaimation crews were expected to wrap up work. INSET: Camp Green as it appeared in August, before WinSport pulled out its training infrastructure.


After sitting vacant and unused for several years, Camp Green at Farnham glacier is no more. Contractors wrapped up work at the glacier September 21, removing all traces of the campsite except for a small wooden safety hut used by RK Heli-ski. Rocks were due to be piled across a bridge on the access road leading up to Farnham, effectively closing the area to vehicles until the spring of 2012. "The last thing that was left was pulling the water line out between the tap and the lake, and to remediate the shoreline where there was material pushed into the lake," says Grant Cos-

tello, vice president of Glacier Resorts Ltd. (GRL), which holds a Licence of Occupation for the area. "There's no buildings at all. There's no sign that they were there. They did an amazing job." Established as a partnership between WinSport Canada (formerly the Canadian Olympic Development Association, or CODA) the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and philanthropists Don and Shirley Green, Camp Green operated as a summer training facility for Olympic and Paralympic-bound snowboarders as well as alpine and freestyle skiers until the end of the 2008 season. After that, the camp sat largely untouched for several years, with bags of sleeping huts, old kitchen equipment and other debris readily accessible to


anyone visiting the site. During that period WinSport faced accusations from concerned locals that one of the fuel tanks left at the site had sprung a leak and contaminated soil in the area. In May of this year, Costello says the group informed GRL it would be pulling out of Farnham completely and terminating its sub-licence to occupy Farnham. Glacier began developing its own day use plan for the area, and was told by the province it also had to complete remediation work ordered by the government in previous years, or have WinSport do so, before it could begin its activities. Unfinished work at

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COLUMBIA VALLEY — The B.C. Coroner's Office will hold a public inquest into the deaths of three people killed on Highway 95, north of Brisco, at the beginning of the year. On the afternoon of January 19, Chul Lee, Kwang Cha and Chungjic Koh were killed when their 1996 Oldsmobile collided with two logging trucks. Highway conditions were not believed to be a factor in the accident. Lee, the car's 64 year-old driver, had pulled out of a rest stop and drove directly into the path of a southbound logging truck. The two vehicles collided, and the car went into the northbound lane of the highway, where it was hit head on by a semi-trailer.

All three men, who were from the lower mainland, died at the scene. According to a release from the coroner's office, the inquest was called under section 18 3 (b) of the coroner's act, which states that public hearings may be held when "the death resulted from a dangerous practice or circumstance, and similar deaths could be prevented if recommendations were made to the public or an authority." The inquest will begin June 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in Invermere Provincial Court, and will run until June 29. At the end of the inquest, the jury can make recommendations based on evidence heard during the proceedings.


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COLUMBIA VALLEY — Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA and NDP forest critic Norm Macdonald is speaking out against the BC Liberal government's latest job creation plan. Macdonald says the plan, announced by premier Christy Clark over the past week, doesn't focus enough on forest-dependent communities in the Southern Interior and on Vancouver Island. “Only by increasing the number of jobs we get per tree we cut down can we actually grow jobs in forestry," said Macdonald in a release. “Any jobs plan that doesn’t present a strategy to increase the value we get out of our forests will just continue the failure that is the legacy of B.C. Liberal forest policy." Macdonald added the government should have invested in forest health, which could include tree planting and silviculture initiatives. It should also seek to limit its raw-log exports — which Macdonald notes have been on the rise in 2010 and 11 — to preserve wood processing jobs in the province. Promoted as a plan to bring "new money" to B.C., Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan would see eight new and nine expanded mines operate in the province, recruitment of international students increased by 50 per cent, wait times for permits and other approvals slashed, and multi-million dollar rail and port upgrades.

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Radium Hot Springs's second mayor will take a run at a second term. "I was trying to figure out whether I could manage running two businesses, a household, a husband and a village. Was I going to be able to do it all?" Dee Conklin says. "Once I sat down with my family and saw there was still the support there, then I decided I wanted to see an awful lot of the stuff we got started come to fruition." Conklin, who was handpicked as a successor by outgoing Radium mayor Greg Deck, is a past president of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and owns Palliser Printing and the CasaVino Wine Bar. She was acclaimed as mayor in the village's last election in 2008. Coming on to council as the economic downturn hit — the value of Radium's build-

ing permits dropped from nearly $50 million in 2008 to $1.2 million in 2009 — Conklin says re-engaging the community was one of her first priorities. "We were so busy building before that we might have forgotten what we call our local population," she says. Since then, the village has started its own newsletter, helped create Radium's market and Music on Main events, worked on park upgrades and secured a new fire hall. "It's wonderful, but we have to move forward," she adds. "We cannot survive on just being tourism-only. We have to look at how to make ourselves a sustainable community." Conklin says economic development initiatives with other valley communities would be a key component of her second term. She also hopes to see the Canfor Corporation reopen its Radium sawmill, which closed in 2009, and says she'll be meeting with company


executives "seeing if there's anything we can do to be creative." Filling in the gaps in Radium's commercial areas is also on the agenda. "If I could see, by the end of my term, having all of our storefronts full I would have accomplished something immense," she says. Though new to council when she took over the mayor's chair, Conklin says she thinks her business background has given her an advantage in managing Radium's affairs. "A municipality in my mind should be run like a business," she says, adding that she still faced a steep learning curve coming into the village government. "I really believe I'm only coming into my own now," she says. "I'm able to speak on subjects that in the past I would have been very quiet on because I just didn't know enough. It's been a wonderful growing experience."


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Kootenay National Park drafts wishlist DOI slams door on Grizzly Ridge division request ANDREA KLASSEN

With its list of plans for the northern half of Kootenay National Park nearly finalized, Parks Canada staff are getting ready to draft their wish list for the portion of the park closest to Radium Hot Springs. Parks staffers Todd Keith and Trevor Kinley told Radium village council they hope to begin drafting an upgrade plan for the stretch of the park between the community and the Sinclair Pass this winter. The mostly complete northern plan identifies various sites through the park that need reconstruction, and moves facilities from some areas to spots with higher traffic or greater need. For instance, the Dolly Varden trail would be upgraded to make it more friendly to mountain bikers, while picnic facilities at Wardle Creek could be moved to the Simpson River trailhead to create a more attractive stopping point. Though the northern plan was the first developed, Keith told councillors both halves of the park will be prioritized equally when it comes time to dole out funding. "There's not a pot of money attached to this plan, but it would become the tool on a yearly basis to say,


Mountain goats are one of several species in Kootenay National Park whose mortality rate could be improved by fencing off portions of Highway 93/95. PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKS CANADA

'what are we going to do in Kootenay this year?'" he added. Meanwhile, plans to minimize wildlife collisions on Highway 93/95 are on hold until at least next year due to lack of federal funding. Parks staff are planning to install a wildlife underpass and fence on a stretch of highway north of the Dolly Varden area. "It's the straightest stretch with the best field of vision in the park," Kinley said, "and there's also the most collisions." While the project was originally slat-

ed to go last year, funding has been held back until at least 2012. During the wait, Kinley says Parks Canada is hoping to talk with backcountry users, to ensure the wildlife fence won't lock out people headed to the river. "We want to make sure we're not impeding anyone's ability to get to their favourite fishing spot," he said. Kinley says he'd eventually like to see wildlife fencing along the highway throughout the southern half of the park, as well as a few spots in the northern half — a project that could take a decade or more to complete.



:HDWKHUSHUPLWWLQJ3DUNV&DQDGDÂżUHPDQDJHUV may begin prescribed burning operations as early as September 25th on Redstreak Mountain in Kootenay National Park approximately 3 km east of the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

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District of Invermere council isn't throwing its support behind a subdivision request from Grizzly Ridge Properties. The company, which owns more than 2,000 acres of land on the district's southern and western borders, is asking the Regional District of East Kootenay to let it subdivide one of its 12 lots into two smaller parcels. The lot, which is bisected by Highway 93/95, would be split into an approximately five-acre parcel, which would be used as a sand and gravel pit. The other portion would be advertised for sale. Due to a restrictive covenant placed on the property when it was first subdivided, none of Grizzly Ridge's lots can be divided until 2014 without special permission. Though the final decision will be made by the regional district, Invermere council was asked to give its thoughts on the subdivision at its September 12 meeting — and few, if any, were positive. A staff report for council called the division "inconsistent with the desire to maintain larger parcels" in the area, and pointed out the request doesn't provide public access to recreational lands behind Grizzly Ridge. "I speak against the covenant in the strongest terms possible," added councillor Bob Campsall, who called the current subdivision of Grizzly Ridge "ridiculous." "To have this five acre piece across the road all on its own for the silly excuses they're giving is just ridiculous," he added. "I think it's an abuse of the public trust if we let this go ahead." Though the district will ask the regional district to turn down the application, councillors expressed worry that further divisions are inevitable, whether they approve or not. Because many of Grizzly Ridge's lots are bisected by the highway they are eligible for subdivision as soon as the covenant expires and, at present, wouldn't come before the regional district board. Mayor Gerry Taft said he hopes to introduce amendments to the district that would give officials more control over future subdivision, but councillor Spring Hawes said pressuring the district to develop a land use plan for the area before 2014 is also key. However, whether such a plan could come together is debatable, as the regional district has in past suggested the area isn't "high priority" at the moment.

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Fall Home Care Stay warm this winter SPECIAL TO THE ECHO Ah, the peace and quiet of a warm, cozy home during the long, cold winter! To achieve this paradise a few small details must be attended to that, when put together, can make all the difference to your comfort and to your home’s energy efficiency. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Exterior doors can be an important source of heat loss in winter; applying caulking is the best way to reduce cold draughts. However, when shopping for this item, be sure to choose a caulk designed for the interior rather than for the house’s exterior. If it is not used in an appropriate manner, caulking can be toxic. As for weather-stripping, this is an essential element when insulating the front door. Consequently, take a few minutes to inspect it, making sure that it has not lost its flexibility and that it’s

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Exterior doors can be a source of heat loss.

There is one important factor to take into consideration where windows are concerned: Will some be opened more often than others to let fresh air circulate inside the house from time to time? If so, the windows to be opened will need to be made airtight by installing self-adhesive, foam rubber insulating strips. For windows that will stay closed practically all winter, a removable transparent sealant applied with a gun will do a good job.

Comfort inside your home is largely dependent air quality. When discussing a house’s indoor air quality, heating and ventilation enter into the equation. These two elements are systems that can sometimes appear complex to the uninitiated. Indeed, some

First off, the heat generating system: The furnace. Air filters should be cleaned and replaced when necessary. If your home is heated with oil, check the tank for any rust or cracks. If you have a fireplace, ensure the doors are relatively airtight to prevent cold air from entering the house. Your air exchanger also re-

Dust accumulation on heaters can be responsible for poor air quality.

maintenance jobs should always be done by professionals. Whatever your level of competence, here are few useful things to know.

quires minimum upkeep. Clean out the dust that may have accumulated inside it. Then check the motor, the heating elements and the fan

to ensure they are in good working order. To do this, simply switch the fan on manually. Make sure the ventilation traps are not obstructed. Obviously, once winter arrives, it is altogether normal that every type of heating system operates frequently — risk of fire and intoxication are much higher. Now would be a good time to install a carbon monoxide detector if your home doesn’t already have one. This odourless gas can be fatal if inhaled. Is your home equipped with a central air conditioner? If the answer is yes, ensure that the water recuperation container, situated under the cooling coil, is emptying properly.

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Fall Home Care Chores to do before winter arrives SPECIAL TO THE ECHO Before the snow and cold weather come, it’s a good idea to do some seasonal preparations around the home and yard. You might not feel like doing this kind of thing right now, but getting it done in the fall will be more agreeable for you than if you wait until December! Here are a few suggestions. If the cladding on balconies or steps becomes slippery in cold weather, install an outdoor carpet or non-skid strips. Empty basement window wells, or copings, of all debris that could cause drainage problems. Pay particular attention to doors and windows, ensuring that outside seals are in good condition and replacing any broken panes. To ensure that exterior wall siding will withstand the winter and protect your home properly, check that it is still solidly fixed to the building and in a good state of repair. Repair any cracks in your asphalt driveway to avoid the occurrence of damaging water leaks. After cleaning, lubricating, and storing your lawnmower in a suitable place, don’t forget that all your other gardening tools deserve the same care, including grass trimmers and often-used tools. Disconnect, empty, and store garden hoses. Pipes

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and outside taps should be bled to avoid frost damage. Clean and inspect the roof before the cold weather makes it difficult to climb on it. Remove debris and leaves from gutters, check the state of the chimney, if you have one, and have it swept if necessary.

Install winter protection over plants and shrubs that need sheltering, but not too early, as it could incur the risk of burning. Install bird feeders to help your feathered friends survive the winter in your garden. Remove any products from the garden shed that could be affected by the cold, and store away garden furniture. And now that you’ve done all that, you can relax and enjoy the fall!




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They are not an integral part of the house but they make our summers better. However, when fall arrives we mustn’t forget to store barbecues and sprinklers properly. The first piece of important equipment: A sprinkler system. Be sure to thoroughly empty the pipes and store them in an appropriate place. If you have an automatic watering system, you should be aware that freezing can cause serious damage. It is strongly recommended to bleed the system completely with an air compressor. This should be done even if the system includes

an automatic bleeding device. If you’ve made good use of your BBQ this summer, the following precautions will help to extend its lifespan. First, let it run on maximum power for 15 minutes and then clean the grills with the appropriate brush. The burners should also be cleaned to ensure that they are not blocked. If you intend to leave your BBQ outside all winter, be sure to protect it with a cover intended for that purpose. If you decide to store it indoors, be aware that the law requires you to store the propane tank in a place not directly adjacent to the house, such as a garden shed.

This fall, protect your home from rodents!

Rodents cause a host of problems: • Rodents’ chewing habits are the cause of up to 25% of fires in rural areas. • Rodents build nests in walls and appliances, chewing through insulation and wiring, creating a fire hazard • Rodents burrow through your wall and attic insulation, causing heat loss • Some rodents will even chew on water lines, causing a potential flood

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Fall Home Care Winterizing a lawn mower SPECIAL TO THE ECHO Your faithful friend, the lawnmower: it your trusty steed once or twice a week all summer long, helping you to keep your lawn impeccable. After showing such loyalty, the least you can do is to give it a bit of TLC before putting it away for the winter.

Late in October, after the lawn has been cut for the last time, remove any remaining gas and store it in a suitable container.

Next, empty the gas tank, flexible rubber feed hoses, and carburetor by letting the mower’s engine run until there is no fuel left. This is a particularly important step, as the additives in unleaded gas tend to settle over long periods of disuse. This sediment can obstruct the carburetor jets when you fire up the mower next spring. The oil from the crankcase of the motor should be emptied into a storage container. This job is best done when the oil is still warm and liquid. Clean the crankcase with some gasoline and fill it with new oil up to the recommended level; this will prevent condensation and rusting from occurring inside. Don’t forget that oil with a viscosity grading of 20-40 is the best one for your lawnmower.


SPECIAL TO THE ECHO The maintenance of a home heating system varies according to what type of fuel is used: oil, electricity, or gas. An oil furnace and electric baseboard heaters should have annual check-ups, while a gas furnace need only be checked every two years. Because of their complexity, the maintenance of oil and natural gas heating systems should be left to professionals. Many people believe that electric baseboards need very little maintenance, probably because electricity is often described as “clean” energy. Late in the fall, however, when the baseboards are used for the first time, you may notice a burning smell emanating from them. That smell is the result of an accumulation of dust over the summer; it burns, right there on the heating elements. Little attention is given to the smell, as people consider it to be a minor

problem and think that there’s no need for alarm. Unfortunately, that dust becomes carcinogenic when it burns — perhaps we’d spend more time cleaning baseboard heaters if we knew that! Simply vacuuming the inside and outside of the baseboards is all that’s necessary in order to solve this problem. If the windows in your home tend to fog up, you should be aware that it is not caused by a problem with your heating system. It happens because the heat in your house fails to reach the windows. Bug screens should be removed to allow warm air to circulate more freely. It’s also important to air out the home, even during the winter. Don’t worry about losing heat; if you let humidity build up in an extremely airtight home, it becomes very difficult to heat anyway. As often as possible, leave the fans working in the bathroom and in the kitchen stove hood to evacuate surplus humidity.

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If the exterior of the lawnmower is made of steel, you could coat it with some nonpolluting cooking oil. The wheel axels should be greased, the blades sharpened and greased as well, the air filter cleaned or changed if necessary, and the spark plug cleaned. A metal lawnmower should also be inspected for any rust spots and, if necessary, touched up with a suitable paint. The inside of the chassis might benefit from being coated with oil in order to protect it, and the bearings and the cables should be lubricated. After thoroughly hosing down the lawnmower, including the underneath of course, be sure to store it in a dry place for the winter. After all this care, it will be sure to give you another season of faithful service next year!

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hen a story in last week's Echo was snagged and redistributed by an online news site, the first comment it received summed up much of the reaction we've heard: "In Invermere? Wow." At its September council meeting District of Invermere council agreed to work with public health officials to put up secure containers which can be used for needle disposal in various locations around town, including a few well-used parks. Since then we've heard some surprise and some discomfort surrounding the idea. Hard drug use can be difficult to talk about — especially in small towns. "Not in my demographic," is how public health nurse Crissy Stavrakov refers to it. But she and her colleague Jeff Quinn point out the boxes aren't going to draw IV drug users to public parks, nor are they likely to increase the frequency of someone's drug use. They're providing an option for people already using in these places, who have, in some cases, already discarded needles in these spots. They're also for diabetics with used insulin needles, for people who have found broken glass and don't know where to dispose of it. They'll also provide some outreach for the public health unit, in the form of decals advertising harm reduction services. Interestingly, the public health nurses are the first to say that putting up the boxes shouldn't be taken as a sign that Invermere's drug problem is that big. Instead, they see putting up drop sites as getting there before issues crop up. A needle stick injury can bring with it a number of communicable diseases, from Hepatitis to HIV. That health officials want to avoid them should come as no surprise. It's easier to recycle when there's a blue bin at hand for your soda bottles and cans. It makes sense that the same would hold true for biohazardous materials. Making it easier for people to be responsible is common sense — not a reason for hand wringing and panic.

Something on your mind? The Valley Echo welcomes all letters to the editor and submissions from community and sports groups, as well as special community columns. Please keep your signed, legible submissions under 500 words. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, taste, legal reasons and brevity. Each submission must contain a daytime phone number and place of residence. Send email submissions to


More answers needed on smart meters A number of people have health concerns about the wireless smart meters BC Hydro has begun installing on homes and businesses. In talks by doctors and engineers on YouTube videos such as The Dark Side of Smart Meters, The Truth About Smart Meters, and others, there are concerns about the non-thermal, pulsed electromagnetic radiation of smart meters that cause the breakdown of DNA, a cancer risk, and affect the blood-brain barrier, a well as other health issues, and are more

powerful than cell phones. Children are at greater risk. Citizens Against Unsafe Emissions has been asking everyone to refuse installation of a wireless smart meter until a moratorium may be granted, as requested by town and city councils — including Invermere — to discuss the concerns and offer a safer option, such as wired meters, which Idaho has done. Customers may contact the group at to be on a list for updates and to down-

Echo put summer fun front and centre I just wanted to say that the scope of what you covered in the paper this summer was an awesome depiction of the variety of fun to be had in the Valley in a short period of time. I personally am thrilled to have photographic proof, in print, of the awesome exploits I embarked on personally in the last couple months. Thanks for coming out to the events and taking the

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shots that happened to find me right in the heart of the action. I am heading off on a travelling adventure through the fall and hope that I find myself back in the mix of fun winter action in the valley. whoot whoot!! Lindsay Johnston Fundamental Event Marketing

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COMMENT Ramble On — Marilyn Berry

Show us your best snaps Come one, come all ye photographers! The Valley Echo is having a photo contest. We're pretty excited about our new project and invite you to take part. Just send us your best local shot and you might just see it included in our community event calendar. The calendar itself will be distributed with the Echo in December and will include all the information we can gather on upcoming events for the region in 2012. It's a lofty goal but one I'm sure we'll attain with your help. If you're involved with a group that hosts an event in the Valley, please email the details to publisher@ and we'll include them on

the calendar. Keep in mind that we don't really want to know when your great-aunt Minnie's birthday is but we'd love to know about the hockey tournament your grandson is playing in! Get your information in as soon as possible so we have some time to sort it all out. Have a look at our fall home care section in this issue. You'll find some good tips there for your winter preparations. Not saying that it will be winter anytime soon, just that we should prepare for it. Sometimes it seems that's the best way to hold something off — be ready for it! And of course, there are some outdoor recreation

enthusiasts who can't wait for winter too. Come to think of it, some of us indoor recreation enthusiasts are getting pretty excited as well. Hockey, curling, skating are all winter sports that have or will soon start. Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, I'm afraid you'll have to wait for a while yet. Have you made plans for Thanksgiving yet? It's just a week or so away. Yummmmmm, one of my favourite meals! I'm so grateful that in Canada we think turkey is the best way to celebrate two holidays. Those two holidays are also the ones my family generally manages to get together to enjoy; that's something to really be thankful for!

MLA’s Report — Norm Macdonald

Tax burden not evenly split The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer in British Columbia, and 10 years of BC Liberal tax and social policy has deliberately and systematically moved us towards this inequality. The large income tax cuts brought in by the BC Liberals, that they promised would leave more money in your pocket, actually benefitted upper-income earners the most. In fact, the richest 10 per cent received the biggest tax break. Most people assume that our tax structure is progressive, that we pay a greater share of our income as our income rate increases. And most of us

believe that this is fair. But the tax system in B.C. is no longer fair. When you take into account the total provincial tax rate which includes all provincial taxes (income, sales, carbon and property taxes, MSP premiums), the wealthy now pay a lower total tax rate than the rest of us. Ten years of tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations have resulted in loss of revenue and cuts to services in this province. Too often I hear from constituents being told that there is simply no money in the system. Whether it is funding for the East Kootenay Brain Injury Association, trav-

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el assistance for low-income seniors to get to medical appointments or supports for children with special needs, the constant refrain from this government is we just can't afford it. But let's remember how we got in this situation. This was a conscious choice by this government. The result is less money available for basic public services. People tell me they are committed to a strong social safety net and are happy to contribute their fair share in taxes. But they are fed up with a system where the tax burden is not evenly shared.

community calendar WED September 28 • DIY Animation Redux, cartoon workshop for kids 9 and up, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. To register, call 250342-4423 FRI September 30 • Edgewater Legion hosts Soup and Bun day, starting 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 FRI September 30 • Columbia Salmon Festival Charity Golf Tournament at Riverside Golf Course, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Registration opens at 11 a.m. $100/person includes green fee, cart, dinner, gratuity and tax. SUN October 2 • Salmon monument celebrations at Chabot Provincial Park, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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THURS October 6 • Marc Atkinson Quartet at Christ Church Trinity at 8 p.m. Call Pynelogs for more info or to purchase your tickets

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 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 250-341-1509. • 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: 250-3445674.

SUN October 2 • Bighorns vs. Vernon Magnums, 1 p.m. at Invermere football field

1st & 3rd MONDAY • OPT clinic, 6:308:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing.

THURS October 6 • Registration and annual general meeting for the Invermere

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EVERY THURSDAY • Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. 1st WEDNESDAY • 1st Wednesday of every month. Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your boards! Call 250342-6416. 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 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, 250342-9580.

YOUNG ACHIEVER The Echo is cheering on David Thompson Secondary School's volleyball teams, who played their first home tournament of the season over the weekend. The senior girls took fifth place, while the senior boys took home silver. Go Lakers! This feature is sponsored by…


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THANK YOU COMMITTEE MEMBERS! On behalf of the District of Invermere and Council, we would like to thank the members of the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee for all the hard work and time that was put into the preparation of their recommendations to Council. Your time and dedication to this committee was greatly appreciated and did not go unnoticed.

September 26, 2007: Kids and teachers banded together with colour on September 21 at David Thompson Secondary School for the Sea of Pink antibullying campaign, showing solidarity with a student bullied in Nova Scotia for wearing pink to school. ECHO FILE PHOTO

Urban Deer Committee Rick Hoar Kalista Pruden Eric Rasmussen Al Miller Stan Markham Ray Brydon

Oktoberfest Friday September 30, 7 pm

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

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50 years ago: An Invermere landmark was demolished when the small shack behind the Toby Theatre was torn down and burned. It had originally been used as a home that traded many hands before it was removed. 45 years ago: The Windermere District Hospital was awarded provisional accreditation status. This accreditation meant that the hospital had attained recognition of rigid standards of patient care laid down by the Canadian Council on Hospital Accreditation. 40 years ago: Invermere's main street was improved by the addition of two extensions in the business section. Selkirk Motors and

Lake Auto Service both renovated and extended their shops to host more vehicles and services. 35 years ago: The proposed Tamarack Estates 1,000 home subdivision sparked serious discussion and concern in the Windermere District Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting, held in Canal Flats. It was decided that the Chamber would write to the Regional District to request public hearings on the proposed subdivision. 28 years ago: A lack of communication between the school district, school board and village council caused a debate regarding the legal ownership of a road under the Invermere Elementary School. Armstrong Crescent was moved to be protected by a by-law that would make it a part of school property. 25 years ago: Twenty-

three cyclists from British Columbia and Alberta were put to the test at Panorama's First Annual Cycling Classic. Riders were challenged by the hills of the valley, and a rough 18km ride up Peter's Hill on Toby Road towards the Panorama resort. 20 years ago: A ribboncutting ceremony was held for the new $6.1 million hospital facility in Invermere for the Invermere and District Hospital. The hospital was the seventh hospital created in the Columbia Valley over the course of 92 years. 15 years ago: Canadian Olympic bronze medalist and international rower Silken Laumann visited the valley to attend a series of sports seminars in Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. Laumann's appearance was one of the many highlights of the

Peak Performances in the Rockies '96 event. 10 years ago: The old David Thompson Secondary School was considered in too poor condition to allow the DTSS Leadership Class to use a portion of it for its annual Halloween Haunted House. The District of Invermere council felt that the old gymnasium equipment room and other areas of the old building would cause liability issues and were not safe to use. 5 years ago: The Southeast Fire Centre lifted their open burning ban in the Rocky Mountain Forest District. This allowed for the use of all backyard burning, such as burning barrels under specific categories and fireworks. Campfires were still allowed as well, as they were not prohibited to begin with.

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what to do... Fun events around the Valley Tuesday, September 27: Free Flower Picking Day in downtown Invermere. Please only cut annuals. Be respectful! No digging or removing perennials. 250-342-9281 Wednesday, September 28 - Saturday, October 1: Columbia Salmon Festival. Special guest speaker presentation on Wednesday, charity golf tournament and dinner buffet on Friday, salmon monument, presentation and salmon gala dinner on Saturday. For all details, locations and prices email either or or call 250-270-0768. Wednesday, September 28: CV Arts presents DIY Animation Redux, cartoon workshop for ages 9+, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 250-342-4423 for registration and more info.

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Friday, September 30: Soup and a Bun at Edgewater Legion, noon, $6. Friday, September 30: Turkey dinner at Invermere Legion, 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 30: Chinese buffet at Copper Point Golf Club, 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, October 1: Bighorns play Vernon at Bighorn field, 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 4 - Sunday, October 16 :Purcell Mountain Painters Art Show, Pynelogs Cultural Centre Art Gallery, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Word of the Week Adjusted cost base (ACB) The Adjusted Cost Base is a calculation used to determine the cost of an investment for tax purposes. In its simplest form it can be represented by the cost that you paid for a stock, fund, property or the like, plus any addi-

tional contributions and reinvested distributions minus any redemptions. The Canada Revenue Agency requires investors to use the ACB calculation when determining capital gains or losses for income tax purposes.

Ask-the-Expert The securities markets pay risk premiums. You have to have your money invested and at risk to be paid a risk premium. Attempting to avoid risk or losses by jumping in and out to "time the markets" does not work. Scientific fi nance studies demonstrate both amateurs and professionals are lousy at market timing. Historically, U.S. securities markets have paid substantial risk-adjusted returns or risk premiums to investors. While risk premiums have been substantial, they have occurred irregularly. There have been intervening periods of losses, some of which were substantial. To earn market risk premiums, your assets must be invested and exposed to potential risk or loss. The more risk you can tolerate, then the higher

your potential return and perhaps the rougher the investment road you may travel. Those who have better emotional tolerance for asset volatility can more easily weather market sell-off s. Buying into to markets that are down is an excellent way to lower your ‘average cost base’ and increase your long term overall return. Now it is more important than ever to work with your Certified Financial Planner® to rebalance your portfolio and look towards the future.

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The past few years have certainly provided investors with a lesson in the ups and downs of financial investing. Markets fell sharply in the fall of 2008 and continued to quickly lose value until finally, in March 2009, they hit bottom and started to climb back upwards. No matter where you were invested, values were impacted. No region, investing style or type of investment product was immune. History tells us that markets always go up after they go down – and visa versa. But the dizzying speed and depth of the decline had many investors rattled – and in fact, many investors continue today to be anxious about investing their money in stocks and bonds. Now in 2011 we appear to be going through a very similar situation.

fact, most investors who held onto their Canadian equity market investments throughout the downturn recouped their losses by the end of 2010, demonstrating the importance of investing for the long-term. If they are retirees taking income and had been practicing the disciplined strategy of having two to three years worth of income in guaranteed investments, their income - and therefore, lifestyle – would not have been impacted. But when things look like they are declining, the media is in a panic, and everyone is running for the hills, it is very difficult to maintain a disciplined investing strategy. That's where the advice and guidance of a professional Certified Financial Planner® is absolutely crucial to investors.

But for the long-term investor, it is crucial to keep emotions in check. After a big drop in 2008, Canadian markets were up over 30% in 2009 and finished higher again in 2010 by more than 14%. If investors had continued the disciplined strategy of investing in their RRSP on a regular basis, they would have bought more investments at historic lows and then watched them grow in value – thereby reducing the overall impact of the down turn. In

A CFP® can help clients stay on track through different market cycles by educating and reassuring them that their long term strategy is sound. Investors need to get off the fence this RRSP season and speak to their financial planner about where the investing opportunities are this year. Hiding money in a sock drawer or under a mattress won't get anyone closer to their retirement dreams.

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RDEK celebrates valley's volunteers of the year ANDREA KLASSEN

One is a whiz in the kitchen at Edgewater's church and community dinners, while the other has 14 years of Columere Park Community Association meetings to her name. But one thing Judy Roggeman and Joyce Lang share is a passion for volunteering — and last week, the Regional District of East Kootenay took note. The two women were among the recipients of the 2011 Volunteer of the Year awards, which cover all electoral areas in the regional district. Winners were honoured with a dinner September 21. "It was totally shocking. I just went 'what, are you kidding me? Wow,'" says Area F winner Roggeman. "I was really amazed that someone took the time." Roggeman and her family first moved to Columere from Calgary 15 years ago. Within a year she was a member of the community association board, and since then she's served as secretary, director and president.

"In those positions she raised the level of the community to new heights," one of her nominees wrote. "As well as quality leadership, she was always available for the day to day community tasks. Her commitment went beyond Columere and she readily volunteered. If there was a meeting in the Fairmont or Columbia Lake area, she was there, not just as an observer." Roggeman says her young family originally inspired her to join the association. "My passion was to make sure my family and kids were happy with where we were living," she says. Over the years, she ran the Columere community newsletter — "it grew from sort of a one page little flyer type to a four or five page very elaborate thing with photos and everything" — went to many, many meetings and, when issues including lake zoning in the area and Lot 48 popped up, also discovered an unexpected political side to her personality. "It got pretty political and I really, really enjoyed it," she says of working with the regional district and other groups.

"And I think people did really appreciate that someone had their finger on the button so to speak." Lang, Area G's volunteer of the year, is praised by her nominators for being a "true volunteer." "Whatever functions takes place in the community, whether headed by the Legion, the Church, the Hospital Auxiliary or the Seniors, Joyce is there to help…often from set up to clean up," her nominators wrote. "She is a “behind the scenes” worker who gives endless hours to the community. She helps the shut-ins by picking up their mail and doing shopping for them, or just making sure they are alright." Lang, a resident of Edgewater for more than 30 years, says she was originally inspired to volunteer about 10 years ago, after her husband passed away. "I said, 'well, I've got to do something other than putter around,'" she says, adding interacting with people in her community is one of the greatest rewards of volunteering. Of her many volunteering duties, cooking is the one she enjoys most.

Joyce Lang of Edgewater and Judy Roggeman of Columere Park are the Regional District of East Kootenay's volunteers of the year for Areas G and F. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTOS

"And it's fun," she adds. "We've got a good bunch of people." This is the second year Lang has been nominated for the award, and she says she was surprised to see people in the community try as second time. "This year they snuck it in again. It's nice to be appreciated, really." With much of the communi-

ty's volunteer base in its senior years, Lang says she'd like to see some new faces come out to help out in Edgewater. "A lot of people say, 'nobody asked me.' Well, it's not a matter of them asking, it's people going in and volunteering, and saying 'can you use some help?'" she says. "We never turn down help."

The Valley Echo needs your community event information! The Valley Echo is putting together a special community calendar for 2012, and we need your photos! All of the ColumbiaValley’s community events will be on the calendar. We need photos for each month, and we’re looking to our Valley’s photographers to help us out! Submit a photo and we’ll select 12 and publish them in the calendar. Our favourite of all the entries will make it to the cover! Email your photo to or bring in a high-quality print to our office to be scanned. For more information, call Marilyn at 250-342-9216.

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The Valley Echo is publishing a community event calendar for 2012 and needs your input. If you are planning or have planned an event for 2012, send us the details and we will include it on our calendar. This includes established Valley events; don’t assume we know what next year’s date(s) will be. This will be a current calendar that can be used as an important resource for those planning new events as well as for those that plan to attend. Send the information to For more information call Marilyn at 250-342-9216 or email at


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Day use at Farnham could begin by spring of 2012 Continued from page A3 the site also prompted an outcry from environmental group Wildsight earlier this summer. It argued remediation should be completed before the government permitted day use at Farnham. "The urgent issue was to get the fuel tanks out because there was contaminated soil underneath them. So we did that prior to WinSport starting their removal," says Costello. WinSport's more extensive remediation work had its own hiccup when it began late this summer. According to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations spokeswoman Cheekwan Ho, the group began removing buildings and equipment from the site before submitting a plan to decommission the camp to the government — which she says was the result of a "slight misunderstanding." "These actions did not have a significant impact on the site," says Ho, adding WinSport had a plan in place by early September, which was government approved. From there, Costello says

the pull out went smoothly, and transformed the Farnham site. "I was astounded at how they could reshape the landscape and put it back into what looks like the original form," he says. "If you look closely, you can see where the camp was, but they've done some replanting and will obviously do more replanting next year. Now it just looks like a cabin with a road to it." Invermere Wildsight president Ron Clarke says he's glad to hear the work his organization called for has been completed, but says he remains a bit skeptical it's all been done to Wildsight's satisfaction. (Clarke hasn't been to the glacier himself since work wrapped up, but has heard reports from others who have.) "There's still the issue of this so-called bulldozer trail that was being built over the west Farnham Glacier, I'm not sure if that's gone," he says. " Whether it's been finalized to our satisfaction I can't say. But I am grateful for all the work that has taken place in the past few weeks."

As for further activities at Farnham, Clarke says Wildsight wants "to make sure that those are being done by the holder of a proper Licence of Occupation, and within the boundaries of that licence." Though Glacier Resorts had originally hoped to begin running a day use program early this summer — a combination of athlete training and sightseeing — Costello says its own management plan, which would replace WinSport's outdated one, has been "stuck" in a Strategic Engagement Review process with the Ktunaxa Nation. "We didn't anticipate that, because the strategic engagement which was signed with the province last October, it's purpose was to speed up the consultation and review process, and it was also only to apply to new applications," says Costello, adding he was both "surprised" and "disappointed" the review was taking place. Though an exact timeline isn't in place, Costello hopes the review will conclude in time for day use of the glacier to begin in May 2012.

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What's your goal for the season? "To make playoffs and have success both individually and as a team." MARILYN BERRY

Any long-term goals? "College would be awesome, but just school in general."

This is Corrigal's second year in goal for the Rockies. He tended net for 19 games in the 2010-11 season, with a save percentage of 88.41.

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The Columbia Valley Rockies have had a slow start to the 2011-12 season but nobody in the dressing room is down. "This is a work in progress," says assistant coach Jan Kascak. "We've got some good, young talent who are making some mistakes but they're working hard." Kascak spoke after the Rockies' 7-1 loss to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Saturday night September 24. The loss was the team's fourth of the regular season, including a 6-1 game at home on Friday night versus the North Okanagan Knights. Local defenceman Brendan Sage



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tried to rally the troops in Saturday's game with a fight midway through the second period. He said his game plan was to play a more physical game and make some big hits. "Guys don't like it when you hit them, so they come back at you," he commented after the game. "When you make some hits, the other team backs up and it opens up the ice. We have to play more physical and communicate better." The squad travelled to Sicamous to take on the Eagles on Sunday afternoon. That game ended 9-2 in the Eagles' favour. "We have to get more pucks to the net and drive the net for rebounds," Kascak said. He also stated that the goalies are going to face a lot of shots this year.


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Rocky weekend marked by three losses

Position: Goaltender Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Birthday: May 23, 1992 Height: 6' Weight: 201 lbs

Why goaltending? "I just thought it was the coolest position there was."

Columbia Valley Rockies forward Kory Movold tries for the puck during home action against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats September 24. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTO

Two of the netminders have already looked at more than 180. A third 'tender, Joel Adams, is still awaiting paperwork to come through prior to his appearance between the pipes. Kascak said it is the team's intent to carry three goalies for the time being. The young team under the direction of first year coach Marc Ward faced the Kimberley Dynamiters at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Tuesday night. The score for the night was not available at press time. In upcoming games, the Nitros will host the Rockies on Saturday and the Fernie Ghostriders will visit Invermere on Tuesday October 4. The team is still seeking more billet homes for players. If you can help, give Lucy Miller a call at 250-342-6883.


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After winning their first game against the Penticton Cougars by forfeit when the away team failed to make the game, the Columbia Valley Bighorns had a tougher fight to beat them this past Sunday, when the two teams finally tangled at Bighorns Field. Though the Bighorns took the lead in the first half, the Cougars roared back in the second, narrowing the score

to 32-24 for the Bighorns. "We outplayed them in the first half, and they outplayed us in the second half," says head coach Bruce Marlow. "The had more depth. The coach really had them ready. They had about six players more than us, so it put us in a position where they just played their hearts out the whole second half, and our guys got a bit disheartened. But they held on and won." This is the team's second win of the season, but next

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The 2011 Kootenay Krusher went off this weekend at Nipika Mountain Resort, with about 130 racers taking part. In addition to the usual 50 km loop, this year's Krusher saw the addition of a 25 km "recreational" course. Younger riders took on a 3 km challenge. This year's winners were: • 50 km men's: Stefan Widmer of Team Trek, defending winner — 3 hours, 1 minute, 23.7 seconds (pictured above) • 50 km women's: Trish Grajczyk — 3 hours, 23 minutes, 36.6 seconds • 25 km men's: Peter Eaton — 1 hour, 44 minutes, 16.9 seconds • 25 km women's: Kristin Walters — 1 hour, 58 minutes, 18.7 seconds JESS DE GROOT/ECHO PHOTOS

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Chamber Update Canada Starts Here - The BC Jobs Plan Columbia Valley Plan need to formulate a vision, a strategy and a tactical plan. There are resources available to the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce through the BC Chamber and other organizations that will assist us in formulating such a plan however we need to have local people at the table to have the discussions and “own” the initiative. “Defending and creating jobs in British Complacency and waiting for others to take up the Columbia is about getting our overall challenge isn’t effective, we need to engage CVCC economic and fiscal fundamentals members, our business community, to ensure that right. It’s about taking decisive actions economic change is driven by the people who live that remove barriers to investment and work here we do not want our economic and which support export opportuni- future to be the result of decisions made by people ties in new, powerful markets that who do not understand our communities, our yield job growth in all regions of the landscape and our culture. Lets work together and drive the economic change that needs to take province.” -Premier Christy Clark place in our community.

At the Vancouver Board of Trade meeting held last Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Premier Christy Clark spoke about the government’s BC Jobs Plan. She spoke about creating jobs and getting our economic and fiscal fundamentals right and take decisive actions. Premier Clark also mentioned that the government will be reaching out to chambers for their input. Immediately I thought, what will the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce have to contribute? How can we provide a valuable contribution to the conversation that the BC Government is seeking to have with us? Well first and foremost it is clear to me that that we need to have a strong Economic Development Committee with representatives from our membership who are passionate about our community and about creating sustainable career opportunities for the people who live here.

If you are interested in contributing to the Economic Development conversation and being a member of the committee As our local politicians ramp up for the November municipal elections eco- please call Susan Smith at 250.342.2844. There will be a meeting scheduled nomic development is definitely on the table so the timing is perfect to have for the latter part of October. our voice heard and to formulate a comprehensive economic plan. If we To access a copy of Canada Starts Here - The BC Jobs Plan go to want to have strong sustainable economic foundation in our community, we

Join the Chamber The Chamber welcomes new members! Our Mission: The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is an organization within the business community promoting and supporting responsible commerce through effective communication, advocacy, communication, networking and education on behalf of its membership. We offer valuable members-only benefits through the BC Chamber of Commerce Partners and Benefit Providers. In addition, the membership entitles you to advertise your business year-round through the placement of promotional rack cards, brochures, flyers in our display racks, a free listing on our website, and more. The Columbia Valley Chamber proudly sponsors the Annual Business Excellence Awards, Turn Copper into Gold Golf Tournament and Tourism British Columbia’s Visitor Centre Network. Members have the opportunity to network with each other and learn during our general meetings / luncheon and we encourage participation on the various committees and the board. As the voice of business for the Columbia Valley we need to hear your voice and participating on committees and attending our luncheon meetings is the best way for you be heard and to make sure the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is accountable to its membership. Business has trust in the Chamber of Commerce, it represents integrity and solid business practices and is reassuring to both the local and visiting consumer. Displaying a Membership Certificate lets your customers know you are one of the respected members of the local business community. There are many ways that your business will benefit from being a Chamber Member. Membership benefits include excellent rates on group insurance, gas, point of sale transactions, long distance for home, office and cell, hotels electronic marketing tools and much more. Please visit the chamber office and discover the number of providers that are available to support your business as it continues to grow. We look forward to your influence in the growth and progress of the Columbia Valley – Success must be a shared experience!

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9th Annual Turn Copper into Gold Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 @ Copper Point Golf Club CRA Payroll Seminar - Free! Space is limited - register 250.342.2844 Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 @ CVCC Lions Hall

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QUOTES ON BUSINESS Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy We can never be certain about the future and therefore we must continue to be flexible and adaptable so that we can react quickly to the needs of our clients and our market place. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vidal Sassoon Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig. George Bernard Shaw Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more. Oscar Wilde The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. Roy L. Smith I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. Franklin D. Roosevelt It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin A company is known by the people it keeps. Unknown

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The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce ninth annual golf tournament generously hosted by Copper Point Golf on October 4th is promising to be yet another event full of fun and networking. Already we have received an amazing selection of prizes and auction items and to tempt you we list just a few here…

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We are seeking 3 more volunteers for helping out the golf course. Please contact Colleen Thank you to our Sponsors on Weatherhead at 250.342.3210 if you are available Although there are still a few sponsorship oppor- for the afternoon and can join us for dinner at the tunities available we like to thank those that have CVCC/Lions Hall afterwards for dinner. already so generously committed to this year! Certain Teed Gypsum Canada Inc., College of the Rockies, Copper Point Golf Club, Copper Point Resort, Cranbrook Pest Control, Dutch Creek Resort, East Kootenay Realty & Insurance Ltd. Essentials Department Store, Investor's Group

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Everyone has their own version of Spinach Dip, and really, who doesn’t love the stuff? I could (if no one was watching) eat it right out of the bowl with abandon! Anyway, this is my recipe. I used to make the kind that you bake in the round loaf for two hours, but why when I can have it in twenty minutes? Spinah Dip 2 small cans of drained and ďŹ nely minced water chestnuts 2 X 10 oz frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry 2 cups sour cream 2 cups mayo 1 cup chopped green onion 2 tbsp parsley akes 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 pkg dry veggie soup mix like Knorr Mix all ingredients well‌this is enough to ďŹ ll a hollow round loaf and yet it seems that it is NEVER enough. Enjoy‌‌‌‌

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an exciting time to see the show and ask questions, especially with such a large number of artists having work in the show. Many of the artists are involved in a workshop the first week of the show, as they are everworking to grow and expand their creativity. The second week of the show, however, they are hoping to have a little more interaction with the public to really make a connection. The group is planning to have demonstrations taking place the second week where the public can view some of the artists at work, see some techniques in action, and have time to ask questions. Having a time to watch and converse with the artists like this is an incredible experience and one that you really won't want to pass up. This show is something a bit different from the usual gallery shows and will be a fantastic opportunity to get out and support true local talent. You will be blown away by what these artists have created.

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Executive Director Career Opportunity Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services, a non-proďŹ t society headquartered in Nakusp, is a leader in providing community based solutions in the beautiful Kootenays. What started as a Home Support program 37 years ago has grown to provide Transit, Employment Assistance Services, Counseling, Food Bank, and many other services. With our staff of over 40 employees, we administer over 20 community based contracts. This is your opportunity to become part of the solutions we provide. As our Executive Director you will help set the strategic direction that will align ASLCS, Halcyon Assisted Living Society, and Moberly Manor in Revelstoke, with the Arrow and Slocan Lakes community. You will be responsible for overseeing budgetary goals and objectives and provide the inspirational leadership to staff to ensure our ongoing success. As a seasoned professional you will have a related postsecondary education, an excellent understanding of contracts, and signiďŹ cant management experience. ASLCS offers a exible work environment and a competitive and exible compensation package. A complete job description is available on our website at We appreciate your interest and only those chosen for an interview will receive a reply. If you are interested in this dynamic opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by October 5th, 2011 to: The Board Hiring Committee Executive Director Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services Box 100, Nakusp BC V0G1R0



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Family Resource Centre Safe Homes Program Support Worker Casual Position Hours: Irregular on call Shift schedule: On call Location: Family Resource Centre of Invermere (FRC) Wage rate: $1.00 per hour - on call $14.89 per hour – call out Start date: Approximately October 15, 2011

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Duties: The Safe Homes support worker is part of a team of casual staff that agrees to carry a cellular phone and serve scheduled on-call duty for the Safe Homes Program. Support workers are on call on week days and evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. When called out, the support worker provides a conďŹ dential emergency service for the provision of temporary, safe and supportive accommodation for women and their children who have experienced or who are at risk of abuse, threats or violence. Support workers will provide transportation, information, support and, when appropriate, follow-up support for women. QualiďŹ cations: A Grade 12 diploma, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and knowledge of women’s issues with a feminist perspective. A valid B.C. driver’s license is essential, as is the time and willingness to receive some training in program-speciďŹ c work, is required, prior to the onset of employment.

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield 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.

Home Care/Support Private in-home caregiver for man in 40s. Casual/PT mostly afternoons & early evenings. 250-688-0950 for more info.

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

Medical/Dental CERTIFIED DENTAL Assistant, P/T required for busy paperless dental office in Salmon Arm. Must be professional, detailed oriented have a positive attitude and work well within a team environment. Dental reception an asset. Please send Resume: or mail to PO Box 90 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.

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Trades, Technical ALBERTA BASED Company looking to hire experienced mulcher, feller buncher and processor operators. Requires drivers licence, work in Northern Alberta including camp jobs. Please email resume to: or fax to 780-488-3002. HEAVY DUTY or Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email:

fax (250-416-0232) or deliver resume to Profab Manufacturing Ltd. 3128 Hope Place, Chemainus BC. May consider 3rd year apprentice. MACHINE OPERATORS PIPELAYERS GRADEMAN Required by Established Construction & Development Co The successful applicants must be experienced in all facets of single/multi family & subdivision utilities construction. We are looking only for individuals who are versatile, reliable and are able to work independently Min 3 years experience, valid class 5 licence and own transportation is required. Medical/Dental available Please fax a detailed resume with references and wage expectations to 604-5348469 or email to

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SKIDDER, BUNCHER, Mulcher, Dozer Operators wanted immediately, living expenses paid, wage $26-$30, Drivers license, FA & H2S alive. email, 780-795-2115 Carrot Creek AB. webpage: TORRAC OILFIELD Services, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid drivers licence; 4-5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling fluid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & benefit package available. Resume to Leroy, fax: 780-814-7506 or email: WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km West of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33-$37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780846-2231 office; or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;


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


Framing Huge 2 Day Auction 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!

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Equestrian CANADIAN NATIONAL Horse Show, Armstrong Fair Grounds. Come see the smoothest riding horse in the world. Sep 30-Oct 2 8am-4pm

Feed & Hay Alfalfa Hay, no rain, $75. per ton, Discount by volume. Vanderhoof, BC. Dean at 1-250567-9121 or 1 (250)546-3812

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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 HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. Oct 1, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at 250-5453259

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

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Garage Sales 1101-6th Street. Saturday Oct 1 8am-1pm. Will take orders for Cub Scout popcorn too! Multi-Family Garage Sale October 1 9am-1pm 4909 Hewitt Road Edgewater

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’ fishing boat with trailer $500 Call: 250-342-0152 BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct. 1800-668-5422.

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/ A BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC LOT IN PHASE 3 OF COLUMBIA RIDGE ESTATES. THE TAXES ARE 532.42 AND THERE IS A YEARLY STANDBY WATER FEE OF 265.00. THE COMMUNITY FEES ARE 300.00 PER YEAR. THE LOT IS JUST UNDER A HALF AN ACRE AND THERE IS NO BUILDING COMMITMENT. POWER AND WATER ARE AT THE PROPERY LINE. ASKING $82,900.00 CONTACT JOHN @403-630-7011 OR @

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Recreational RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good 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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bdrm + den condo in Akiskinook, 10 min drive to Invermere. Renovated, fully furnished & equipped. Indoor pool. $750 hydro, cable & internet inc. Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 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 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. 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. 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 309800996

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 Commercial Space - for lease Approx- 3000 sqft 503 7th Ave. Below Gone Hollywood & Valley Spas - Beside Back Door Wine Cellar. Overhead door/ heated $5/sqft triple net 250-342-0603 or 250-341-5845 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

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

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 WINDERMERE - Available Oct 15 - May 15, 2 bedroom furnished Cottage with fireplace, 1 block from beach. NP NS references and DD. $500/mth + propane. 403-9483879 leave a msg or email:

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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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:

3 bdrm, 3 bath executive home. Fabulous location, steps to everything. Mature responsible only Available immediately $1350 month Call 250-342-6577 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. DUPLEX - 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Close to downtown & Kinsman Beach. Den and deck. N/P, N/S. $925/mth. 250-342-3948

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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 utilities. INVERMERE: 2 bedr. furnished condo, storage room, central location at $800 plus utilities. BLACK FOREST VILLAGE: 2 bedr. unfurnished town home, long-term at $900 plus utilities. RADIUM: 4 bedroom home, unfurnished long-term, no pets or smoking at $1350 plus utilities. CANAL FLATS: Newer 2 bedr. town home $850 plus utilities.

Furnishes, wireless internet, all utilities included. $350/month. Call 250-342-6178 evenings or 250-342-3168 days ask for Arlee

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MULTI STORAGE 450 Laurier Street


Invermere 3-Bdrm 3-Bathrm. Large yard, Garage, N/S, Pets negotiable, $1200/mth. Avail immediately. References. 250342-1322

Heated & Unheated Indoor Storage




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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.


3 bedroom newer townhome in dwntwn Invermere, 2.5 bath, garage, unďŹ nished basement. $1200/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 304127213 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 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, ďŹ replace, underground parking, fully furnished, avail.Sept 1 call 403-262-0262 ext.32 or email 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



MUST SELL & MOVE BEFORE WINTER!! $1000 OFF!! Your Cabin on the Lake Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!


Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911

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Affordable 3+ acre creekside acreage is just a short stroll to the lake. With beautiful views, a 3-bedroom home and fenced/crossed for the horse lover this one is a winner!

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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

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Trucks & Vans 1993 GMC Sierra 2500 3/4 T, 4x4 with canopy, good winter vehicle. $3450 obo. Ph: 250422-3541, or:

Thank you for keeping me safe.

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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



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°

Tenders Closing Date: 2:00 p.m. local time, October 7, 2011 District of Invermere, Box 339, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0


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

Colleen Phyllis Fynn

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. Wonderful Windermere Acreage!


Scrap Car Removal

Invitation to Tender District of Invermere

In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, 1 cup of the cheese, parsley and pepper; set aside. In an oven-proof skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until slightly browned. Add onion; cook, stirring until softened and golden; 2 – 3 minutes. Using a spatula, gently fold in bread to coat with bacon mixture. Cook over medium heat, turning often until lightly toasted; 5 – 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir egg mixture and pour over bread, folding to coat evenly. Bake in 425 degree oven until puffed and edge is released from pan; 12 – 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake until melted; 1 – 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



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6 Eggs 1 1/2 cups Milk 1 1/2 cups Gruyere Cheese, shredded 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon Pepper 7 slices Bacon, chopped 1 Onion, ďŹ nely chopped 5 slices Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread cut into 1 inch cubes

2002 ESCAPE V6, 4X4, all options. Dark green with tan leather. Excellent condition. approx 123,000 km. $7700 obo. Ph: 250-341-3545, email:


Contact Dave or Eric 250-342-4040

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

Walk to town & lake in Invermere, 2 bedroom furnished suite. Avail Oct. 1st. $625. No pets or parties, references 2 people. Call 403-678-3087 email

On Friday, September 23rd 2011 Colleen Phyllis Fynn wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away suddenly at the age of 51 years. Colleen will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend Peter, and their children, Jessica, Janine and Karla, by her parents Bill and Phyllis, and by her brothers Mark (Wendy), Todd (Leanne), and Kirk (Debbie). Colleen will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Colleen dedicated her working life to helping people overcome the struggles in their lives. Colleen was a Registered Psychiatric Nurse for over 30 years in Dawson Creek, Invermere and Cranbrook B.C. She will be greatly missed by all her teammates at work. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday October 1st 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at the Bond residence 8140 Hwy 93/95, 8km north of Canal Flats. Friends wishing to remember Colleen may make donations in her memory to the cancer society in lieu of flowers.

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, October 2nd 9:00 a.m. at All Saints Edgewater 10:30 a.m. Christ Church Trinity 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 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.


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

Sunday, October 2nd 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service Worship and Life Instruction 10 a.m. Worship & Word Kid’s Church Provided “Fearless Prayer: Solemn Assembly� Pastor Trevor ministering. Call the office at 250-342-9511 “K.I.D.S Church� for more information. for ages 3-5 and 6-10 during the morning service. 7:00 p.m. Sharing Truth Prayer and Woship

Showing Love Following the Spirit


Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Invermere Valley Echo


Doc and Dave bring 'Bad Boy' All Saints Church to blues to Strand's Old House ▼Edgewater

celebrate 80th year SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

Built in 1931, Edgewater's All Saints Church has been a shared ministry since its inception. The church was planned as a joint project intended to serve Lutherans, Anglicans and United Church members. The land had been donated by Columbia Valley Ranches. Support was gathered from a dozen local sources: local Anglicans contributed $1,000, the United congregation loaned $1,000, Bishop Dowell was able to secure $400 in grants, and the Women's Auxiliary raise the remainder of funds that were needed. The Edgewater Sawmill donated lumber for the framing of the church. Master carpenter Elof Madsen drew up plans and began construction, assisted by Louis Ploughman. For the interior of the church, Madsen built the pews, the pulpit and the christening font using dried wood from Canal Flats.

On Sunday, September 17, 1931 over 100 people from all over the Columbia Valley attended the opening service. Bishop Dowell from Vernon led the service, and he was assisted by Reverend E. Stanford. The celebration was followed by a lunch at the Edgewater Community Hall. By May of 1933, the church was completely finished and free of debt, and the Bishop returned for a special consecration ceremony. In 1973 the Anglican Church Women and the United Church Women joined forces to become the All Saints Guild. Over the years they have maintained and cared for this vintage church and its grounds, which are graced by a heritage cemetery. In 1981 Reverend John Stainer presided over All Saints' 50th anniversary celebration. The guild has invited Regional Head Derrick Smith to lead the celebration of its 80th birthday October 2 at 4 p.m. Following the service everyone is welcome at the Harvest Dinner at the Edgewater Legion.

SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo

Take two of the nation's best known blues personalities, put 'em in a big ol' Lincoln Town Car. Put a speaker on the roof. Switch 'em on. Send 'em out on a 30,000 km blues cruise. Shake well. Add ice. Doc MacLean and Big Dave McLean are bringing their National Steel “Bad Boy” Blues Tour to Invermere October 1, for an 8 p.m. stop at Strand's Old House. Big Dave McLean is a Stony Plain recording artist who has been at the center of Canadian blues for most of his 40-year career. Doc MacLean is a blues vagabond writing from the dark side of the blues highway. He’s spent the last forty years exploring the road atlas from A to Z — surfacing sometimes on big stages

in fancy halls, sometimes streetside trolling for change and a meal. Bad Boy is the sixth annual version of the National Steel Blues Tour. Featuring songs and stories in the round performed on vintage National guitars, the all-acoustic event has long been Canada’s biggest little blues and roots tour. It’s not about fancy buses

and slick, new guitars. Out on the Blues Highway it’s a battered Lincoln with speakers mounted on the roof. It’s Doc and Big Dave driving through town to promote the show. It’s the guys hauling in their own gear. It’s a lifetime of songs and stories delivered by two veteran bluesmen who have been there and done it all.

Reach A Reader Wednesday, October 5

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

Help Promote Literacy and Lifelong Learning in our Community


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Invermere Valley Echo  

September 28, 2011