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New fire truck for Canal Flats

Store move

A new, state-of-the art fire truck has joined the Canal Flats department's fleet.

Essentials Department Store settles into its new home on 13th Street.

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East Kootenay got its first taste of roller derby action Saturday night at the Marysville Arena, when Invermere's Killer Rollbots battled it out with Cranbrook's Mountain Town Maulers. The sold out event saw the 'Bots skate hard, hit hard — and spend plenty of time in the penalty box. For the final score and more photos of the night go to page B1. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

Summer visitor numbers on the rise once more KLASSEN ▼ANDREA

While a cold, rainy spring slowed the pace of tourism across the Columbia Valley, warmer weather in July and August picked it back up. Several area tourism operators are reporting measurable increases in visitor traffic this summer — with most of the uptick coming as temperatures started to rise. “Every time it's nice and sunny we get more visitors coming through, absolutely," says Heather Perkull, as-

sistant manager at the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Information Centre. "It was a quieter June because it was so wet, then as soon as the heat started coming in July we got quite a lot more people coming through.” As of last week, about 13,000 people had come to the visitor centre in July and August. It's a 12 per cent increase over the previous year, which Perkull attributes to Alberta visitors looking for vacation destinations close to home. While it's an improvement over 2010,

Perkull notes it's still well below the numbers the centre saw before the economic downturn hit the valley. "Last year was one of the slower years that we've had, we're definitely rebounding from that," she says. "But we're nowhere near the 2008 numbers that we have seen. But we're getting there.” At Fairmont Hot Springs, prairie visitors have also played a major role in summer traffic — but marketing director Marke Dickson says many of the resort's guests are coming from previ-

ously untapped parts of the region. “We've put a lot of our marketing resource, a lot of our time and our thought into new markets for us," he explains. "We spent a lot of time in northern Alberta and in Saskatchewan and we're seeing the returns from that now." While Dickson says the weather also kept visitors from flocking to the resort in May and June, the back half of the STORY CONTINUES TO 'FAIRMONT' ON PAGE A8

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Cruisin' at A&W nets $3,000 for MS research ▼ MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

A&W restaurants across Canada held their third annual Cruisin' for a Cause Day, where $1 from every Teen Burger sold would go towards funding research and providing services for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). During the 2010 event, the Invermere A&W raised $1,800, implementing donation jars and donating $1 off of every burger sold instead of just the Teen Burger. This year, on August 25, the Invermere A&W team pulled out all the stops for the MS cause and managed to nearly double what they raised last year, collecting around $3,000. "We're just overwhelmed with the results," said Assistant Manager Jarrett Nixon. In addition to incorporating multiburger donations, this year the Invermere A&W went a step beyond and held a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The silent auction idea was brought up by Nixon, and became something of a "pet project" for him. "While A&W donated some of the auction prizes, about 98 per cent of the table is local donations from overlygenerous proprietors," said Nixon. "It's amazing the support we received for this, I'm speechless." Nixon went on to say that he was "very proud" of the display and the large amount of interest throughout the day as customers came and placed bids. "If the auction goes well, I'd like to carry it onward and expand upon it," said Nixon. Considering the nearly-doubled amount of funds raised this year, it

Jarret Nixon (left) and staff stand with some of the Invermere A&W restaurant's walls that have been covered in signed license plates. These plates were given out for signature and collected back for every $1 donated to MS research. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

may be a safe bet that the auction will return for 2012. Prior to the key date, the Invermere A&W had donation jars throughout the month to collect funds for MS research.

One dollar donations earned the donor a license plate, signed and hung on the restaurant's side wall, which was almost completely filled on the Cruisin' for a Cause Day. "From the donation jars alone we've

raised close to $600," said Nixon. When asked why the local restaurant was taking extra steps for the national event, Nixon said, "we wanted to help raise money for this cause and take it as far as we can go. It's a great cause."

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Flats ďŹ re truck ďŹ nally here State-of-the-art vehicle was in demand for eight years â–ź MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

TOP: Members of the Canal Flats Fire Department hold up a sign to thank Ruth CopelandBrunell for her work in helping to bring the ďŹ re truck to the village. TOP-MIDDLE: Fire Chief Stuart Moore (left) is presented the keys from Gary Hovdebo. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTOS

After years of planning and work, the Village of Canal Flats Fire Department has added a new ďŹ re truck to its eet. "The process started about eight years ago," said ďŹ re chief Stuart Moore. "But you could say that the catalyst that really set this off was when Ruth arrived here." Ruth Copeland-Brunell, whom the ďŹ reďŹ ghters invited to come watch the new truck's inspection, was thanked with a large sign. Copeland-Brunell was the town manager, and had a background in ďŹ re services as well. "She saw a need for the new truck, and really helped me to push for it," said Moore. Copeland-Brunell contacted Gary Hovdebo, ďŹ re engine and pump system specialist with HOTSHOT Fire Trucks Ltd. Hovdebo was to be the consultant on the design and purchase of the new truck from the chosen manufacturer, Hub Fire Engines, in Abbottsford. "It's state of the art, and a number of the design concepts are state of the art," said Hovdebo. Among the design concepts of the $274,000 truck are an enclosed hose storage bed and a pump and roll feature. "One of my captains and I did a pre-delivery inspection in Abbottsford," said Moore. "My initial reaction was that I was really pleased with the truck and its layout. It is exactly

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what we ordered, and it is tailored to our speciďŹ c needs." One of these needs is the truck's large watercarrying capacity and ability to pump while on the move. "Things led to a design that allowed the truck to pump on the move, which meant that the design also carries the largest amount of water possible, yet is still fast and mobile," said Hovdebo. "There are areas in our jurisdiction that are not serviced by hydrants," explained Moore. "We needed something to carry water, which this truck does, but it also pumps. This will ďŹ ll a huge hole that we had." The truck will be ready for service once it is equipped with hoses and the proper paperwork is received. In the meantime, Hovdebo will be conducting a training class on the use of the new truck, and an air brake course will also be held for members in the department. "The next step is to expand the hall, now," said Moore. With the new truck and original pumper taking up the majority of space at the hall, additional vehicles like the mobile water tanker and ďŹ rst aid vehicle will be parked at a separate, secure location. The new truck will be the go-to vehicle for future calls, and because of its mobile water tank and pumping features, it will put less stress on the former water tanker.

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This summer could be a scorcher. Carrie Rickards (centre) and staff stand amongst the new Columbia line display in the new Essentials Department store. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

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Essentials Department Store's move is no secret to its regular customers. The store, which sells a variety of clothing, yarns and fabrics, has moved from its former location at 729 12th Street to 13th Street. The move was planned in such a way that the store did not have to shut down before opening again to the public. While the ofďŹ cial opening day was on July 27, a grand opening day is still in the works for a later date. "It's a bit smaller, but it has a fresh feel," said Carrie Rickards, owner and operator of Essentials. "Everything is new, and the store now better represents the products it carries." The new location has garnered some new trafďŹ c, but according to Rickards, a lot of familiar faces are still frequently seen around the store. "We see some same faces, but some new ones too," Rickards explained. "Our men's department seems to be busier now too since we've moved it up to the front of the store." Part of making the smooth transition and keeping a busy cus-

tomer base has been Essentials long-time standing in Invermere, according to Rickards. "We're an established business, so people know where we are now that we've moved," she said. Essentials still carries the same products as it had at its previous location, but has added some new lines as well, which have been put front and centre in the new store. "Before the store looked something like a discount store, and it was when people went to look at the products that they realized they were mid to highline, affordable products," said Rickards. "We carry brands like Columbia, for example, and now once you walk into the new store, it shows right away our quality items better than before." Rickards adds that feedback has been great about the new location, going on to say that "all feedback has been really happy, people see it as brighter, and it deďŹ nitely looks more 'new'." Store hours have remained the same: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store phone number is also still the same: 250-342-9313.


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New shop has Radium inked SAMUEL-BARCLAY ▼ MADISON

A long-time dream has come true in the Village of Radium Hot Springs for tattoo artist Robin Peters. As of July 22, Flathead Tattoo at 1-7527 Main St. West officially opened. The new parlour is entirely manned by Peters, whose one-man-show operation of the shop has garnered positive reception. "Response has been really positive over the month," said Peters. "It's been great to get a feel for the community and locals and get word out by word-of-mouth. Positive comments are how I wanted word to spread." Peters has always had an invested passion in art and tattooing, and was taught and worked in Calgary. "I dived in head-first," Peters said. "The day I started tattooing, I knew that one day I wanted to and was going to have my own parlour." Over the past four years, Peters and his family have been visiting the Columbia Valley and Radium and fell in love with the area.

Robin Peters and son Kingston Peters take a seat at where the action happens in Flathead Tattoo. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

"I love it here, we have friends here and have always vacationed here," said Peters. "It doesn't feel strange to now be working here, more so that it was the right choice. I have no regrets, I feel comfortable here, it feels right." The shop's name was inspired by Peters other love of building hot rods and working with engines, which he wanted to incorporate into his business. As for favourite tattooing subjects, Peters' only preference is to do whatever his customers are after. "I'm here to please my customers, it doesn't matter what they want, I'll love doing it, so don't necessarily have a favourite," he said. "It's more of a challenge that way. Every day is a new challenge and it's different and exciting." Flathead Tattoo is open Monday and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. The shop is open Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only. For more information, call 250346-6554.

Though they've spent months on opposing sides of the debate, Columbia River - Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald and local BC Liberal riding association president Doug Clovechok are in agreement on one thing: neither is surprised that B.C. voters have opted to throw out the HST. Results from Elections BC show 55 per cent of British Columbians voted to extinguish the HST in this summer's referendum. In Columbia River - Revelstoke, the number was even stronger, with about 66 per cent of the area's 12,000 respondents voting to axe the tax. "I wasn't sure how it would turn out provincially, of course. But from the beginning, as soon as this was introduced, people were upset. They were bothered," says Macdonald, who called the result "a victory for democracy," echoing other B.C. NDPers across the province. "People were pretty clear to me here that they wanted it gone," he adds. "I wasn't surprised here. It was a good strong result. I don't think anybody who lives here should be surprised by that." Clovechok says he also anticipated the results, though for him they're "a little disappointing." "What this really tells us is that when you endeavor to make massive social policy changes or economic policy changes you'd better talk to somebody," he adds. "And that didn't happen. Whether people voted with emotion or with logic, it doesn't matter. Its time to move on." Premier Christy Clark has said the former PST/GST system will be reinstated, with the same exemptions — such as restaurant meals and haircuts — previously in place. However, provincial finance minister Kevin Falcon told media last Friday the switch could take up to a year and a half, with the final change coming in March 2013. Again, both Clovechok and Macdonald are hoping that's a conservative estimate. "It needs to be as quick as possible," says Macdonald. "There are people who will hold off on home improvements or buying second homes. There's all sorts of things that people will be hurt by during the wait." Clovechok says he'd also like to see the switch happen a little faster, but he's hoping the B.C. government will take the time to tweak the PST/GST system before it's rolled out again. "The reporting on PST/GST, it was cumbersome because you had to do two different reports, two different times of the year," he says. "With any luck, with the negotiations the province and the feds will have, maybe we can streamline this system better and make it a little more business friendly."


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feature for the program this year for all ages, featuring classes in zumba basics, zumbatomic (for children), and zumba gold (for active, older adults). The Desiderata Dance Studio will be opening on September 6 with the program's start. Classes will continue to December 13, break and re-commence on January 10 until May 8. For class information, registration, fees or other information inquiries, call co-ordinator Colleen Wagner at 250-342-1438 or email at

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Five break ins, one day August 19 • Columbia Valley RCMP responded to an assault complaint where a male had been assaulted while walking his dog in Fairmont Hot Springs. The male had been walking his dog when an unleashed black lab ran out towards him and his dog, which was on a leash. It is alleged that the lab was showing its teeth and was subsequently kicked in the chest by the male in order to keep his own dog safe. Another male then approached the male who had defended himself and his dog and he was punched in the head for retaliation of kicking the dog, leaving a two-inch cut in the first male's head. The incident is still under investigation. • Columbia Valley RCMP were notified that two canoes were floating in the lake several weeks ago and a neighbour had brought them to shore. One is a red 15' canoe with the marking "ARC" on the bow. The other is a green 12' canoe. The complainant advised that he would put the found property in the newspaper and see if the owner contacts him. August 20 • Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter at the Edgewater Hilltop Golf Course. It was determined that an amount of cash was stolen. A lone male broke in to the building, which has been confirmed through video surveillance The lone male is in his 20s and was wearing black shoes and beige pants. He is 5'8" with a medium build. If anybody has any further information that they wish to add, please contact this detachment, quoting file 2011-2006. This investigation is ongoing. • Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at the Gateway Motel in Radium Hot Springs. An unknown person had tried to gain entry through the front door, but then moved to the side door and was able to pry the door open. A large amount of cash was stolen. If anybody has any information regarding this break and enter and theft please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file number 2011-2007. • Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter at the Citadella Restaurant in Radium Hot Springs. It appears as though sometime between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. the restaurant was broken into. Entry was gained through the front door and a large amount of cash was taken. If anybody has any information regarding this file please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2005. • Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter at Sinclair Creek Loop

Road in Radium Hot Springs. An office had been broken into at the RV Resort and a large amount of cash had been stolen. If anybody has any information regarding this Break and Enter and Theft please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2004. • Columbia Valley RCMP were advised of a break and enter at Pete's Marina in the industrial park that occurred over the last few days. Entry had been gained into the storage compound and there was evidence on site of tire tracks in the grass that belonged to a dual pickup truck. A swimming platform and propeller was stolen off a Mastercraft X15 vessel. The propeller only fits that specific boat and the swim board only fits 2009 and newer Mastercraft Boats. The swim board itself has a large scratch on the top on the port side that is very noticeable. If anybody has any information with regards to this Break and Enter and Theft please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2012. August 21 • Columbia Valley police observed a black Mustang with Alberta plates pass a group of people that were on the side of the road waiting for a cab. The driver (later identified) slammed the brakes on and backed up screeching his tires. The tires were squealed again when the driver took off after the group jumped into his vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was recognized as having been spoken to two hours earlier by police when a bar walk through had been done at Bud's Bar and Lounge. It was believed that the driver was intoxicated as he was displaying symptoms of impairment while at the bar two hours previously. Members formed a reasonable suspicion and the breath demand was read after waiting 15 minutes. Two samples were obtained and both samples resulted in fails. A 90 day roadside prohibition was given, and the vehicle was towed by Club Towing. • Sometime overnight an unlocked vehicle was broken into that had been parked on Government Street in Windermere. A Garmin GPS unit was taken. If anybody has any information on the missing GPS please advise the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2033. • Columbia Valley RCMP were advised that someone had gone through a moored boat over night while it had been parked at the Windermere Marina. Several items were taken: a wireless iPod docking station, keys to tubes, suntan lotion and candy.


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Women Are Doing It That’s right – by age 50, women are making screening mammograms part of their regular health routine - once every two years. Women ages 40-79 can book at the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography mobile service coming to: Invermere: September 8-12, 2011 Call 1-800-663-9203 (toll-free) to book. Visit for more information.

VILLAGE OF RADIUM HOT SPRINGS NOTICE OF PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AND ZONING AMENDMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Village of Radium Hot Springs is considering amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan (OCP). The proposed bylaws (Numbers 381 and 382) will affect the following property as shown in bold below, with the following zoning changes: Property descriptions: • Lot 1, Plan NEP77300, District Lot 486, Kootenay District PID 026-172-950

The property is currently within the Mixed Commercial/Residential land use zone in the OCP and zoned in the Zoning Bylaw as C2 – Pedestrian Commercial/Residential. The proposed rezoning will downzone the current land use zone to Multiple Family Residential in the OCP and change the zoning to R-3 Multi Family Residential. A PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 381 and the Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 382 will be held: SEPTEMBER 14th, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. RADIUM FIREHALL 4878 RADIUM BLVD. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw may submit written presentations to the Village of Radium Hot Springs, PO Box 340, Radium Hot Springs, BC, V0A 1M0 or Fax: 250-347-9068 prior to the date and time of the hearing. Submissions will not be received after the public hearing has been adjourned. The full bylaws and zoning map may be inspected at the Village Office, 4836A Radium Blvd., during regular office hours. For further information, contact 250-347-6455. Arne Dohlen Approvals Officer

Reader Kristin Larsen, who is 15 years old, took this picture of "wildlife meets domestic" this spring. To have your snaps of valley life featured in The Valley Echo, email high-res files to

Fairmont resort breaks records

While the number of visitors coming through the Radium Visitor Information Centre isn't as high as it was before the economic downtown, it's starting to creep back up, with a 12 per cent increase in visitors compared to the summer of 2010. ECHO FILE PHOTO

Continued from page A1 summer has been record breaking. "There's rumblings of a poor summer in the valley, but I think most of the resort properties would tell you that it's been a really good summer," he says. "July was a record for this resort. We've had our best July on record and August is hitting the same way, so I think overall we're going to come out of this ahead of last year and certainly better than several years before.” Dickson says he's spoken to other businesses and tourism operators in the valley who are also expressing some optimism about the summer, after declines in previous years. “Most of us came into this year and thought if we were flat to 2010 we'd be doing okay," he says. "We expected a little bit of a longer drop off than just a one year dip. And certainly in terms of our resort, last year was about as challenging as anybody can remember, and this year is significantly better.” In addition to the resort's own work, Dickson attributes the climb in numbers around

the valley to work being done by various tourism associations across the area. "I think there's a much more cohesive effort now than we've seen for a number of years," he says. However, the summer hasn't shown growth for every organization in the region. Parks Canada spokesman Omar McDadi reports pass sales for Kootenay National Park were 10 per cent lower this year between April and July 31. In the same period, visits to the Radium Hot Pools also came in six per cent lower than in 2010, with 101,400 visiting the hot springs last year, compared to 95,258 in 2011. Like others in the industry, McDadi suspects the numbers are weather related — but he says the Kootenay National Park numbers may not give a complete picture of summer traffic. "Park pass sales in the region, including Yoho and Lake Louise, are actually up 9.2 per cent," he says. "Many of these visitors would be going to multiple parks, including Kootenay." the Valley

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Summer is savoury at Tony's Greek Grill


Special to The Valley Echo

Tony and Vivian Stergiou had owned property in Fairmont for about 25 years, but it was only nine years ago the longtime restaurateurs decided to make use of their spot on Hot Springs Road as a seasonal "semi-retirement" project. In that time, their restaurant has become a valley favourite, known for its tangy tzatziki, succulent souvlaki and other Greek and western delights. Besides main course fare, the grill also offers a full juice bar, hard ice cream and homemade baklava ("It's a 5,000 year old recipe, and my wife perfected it," Tony says). Though they winter in Victoria, the Stergious make the trek to the valley every summer to staff the grill from mid- or late April to September. Tony — who owned steak houses and pizzerias across the country and once ran "the busiest chocolate ice cream shop in Western Canada" — jokes his semi-retirment has been far busier than his working life.


"It seems we're doing something good," he says. "The people, they love our food and they keep coming back, and we love that." They've come back so often, in fact, that Tony's Greek Grill expanded last year, adding more indoor seating in addition to the picnic tables waiting outside. "The secret is hard work and passion for the food," Tony says of the spot's success. "And we use good ingredients — that's not a secret."

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hough we're still months away from popping the champagne corks and ringing in 2012 with midnight toasts, it's hard not to think of September as the start of the new year. For valley residents under a certain age, September 6 is definitely the start of a new period of their lives. The start of the school year brings new grades and in some cases new buildings in new communities. If you're a parent or student, check this week's Valley Echo for a pullout featuring everything you need to know for another year in School District 6, from first day timetables to bussing registration. As we've noted in previous editions, there is some exciting work going on at valley schools this summer. Two of our elementaries are getting energy retrofits that will make facilities a little cheaper to run in the long-term and make the district more eco-friendly. Just as importantly (or maybe more so), they'll give students a firsthand look at green technology. Leadership students at J.A. Laird have already made presentations on their new solar wall, and will track the school's energy savings using a hall display. It's the kind of hands-on educating that has more than one up side. First, students have a great reason to learn about solar energy and other scientific concepts. Second, a project like this sends a clear message to kids that helping the environment is worth the effort. The solar wall covering Laird's south face is a big, daily reminder that energy consumption is something to take seriously, and using the tech in the classroom underscores the point. As the year gets into full swing, there are sure to be other new projects to look forward to, some led by the schools and some coming from the students themselves. We at the Echo look forward to seeing what our youth can accomplish this year between now and June, and wish them good luck.

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Two takes on pesticide issues RE: "No reason to panic over pesticide use," August 23 In fact there's a growing body of science showing people exposed to pesticides are at greater risk for cancer. For example, a landmark study by the Ontario College of Family Physicians found pesticide exposure is linked to brain cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer, among others.

The College also found that children have an increased risk of acute leukemia if exposed to "insecticides and herbicides used on lawns, fruit trees and gardens..." This is one reason Canada's most prestigious health organizations —- including the Canadian Cancer Society, the Lung Association, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation — support a province-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides' use and sale.

Homeowners can keep their properties beautiful using nontoxic products. Gideon Forman Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Toronto

I read with interest Paul Visentin’s thoughts on pesticide use. Paul is frustrated by the lack of concrete evidence regarding the link between cancer and pesticides. He is right in some ways that the evidence is not concrete but I ask, should we not err on the side of caution especially when we are talking about the cosmetic use of pesticides? No one can debate that cancer rates are on the rise and will continue so until drastic changes are made in many areas of our lives. Generally there is not just one cause for illness but many contributing factors — but when an unnecessary product is “linked”

to cancer why would we take the chance? He cites that pesticides have been in use for 60 years but he should also note that toxins continue to build up in our bodies until the poisons become overwhelming. Thirteen years ago I watched my then 2 year old experienced a seizure after briefly playing on my front lawn while the neighbour sprayed her dandelions. My daughter was only outside a brief period and there was no notable wind but the attending doctor said it was pesticide poisoning. My daughter could have eaten the dandelions without any harm but she could not have consumed the liquid that was sprayed with-

out deadly consequences. We know in large quantities pesticides are harmful so why is small amounts acceptable? Will my child one day be a victim of cancer? It is hard to say but I do know that what she experienced was not good and long term exposure is not worth the chance. For me it is like wearing my seat belt….it won’t harm me to wear one and chances are it will save me and that is a chance that I will take. Becoming a productive member of the community as Paul puts it means warning others of the potential dangers does it not? Jackie Lysak Invermere

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The joy of billeting I'm back from my travels and a quote from one of the Anne (of Green Gables) books comes to mind, I think it went "East, west, hame's best," hame being an old Scottish word for home. I’ve been to Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri likely for the last time. My daughter is now in the process of moving to Sacramento so soon it will be California, here I come! The Columbia Valley Rockies are once again looking for homes for their players for the winter. I wrote in this space last year about how rewarding billeting a hockey player can be. Think of it this way, a young man is following his dream to play hockey, perhaps as a career, more likely as a means to pay for his education. In order

to attract and keep quality players on our local team parents need to be assured that their son will have a home to live in while they play in the Valley. The home doesn't need to be fancy; these boys are looking for a comfortable bed and three meals a day. They are capable of preparing some of those meals themselves and are not fussy eaters. They do appreciate a high-carb pre-game meal. You're not expected to provide this for nothing but you won't make any money at it either. You'll receive free entry to all their home games and you'll make a new friend. If you have kids in hockey, this is a great opportunity for them to get to know a player well and you'll all enjoy the games

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ramble on MARILYN BERRY so much more when you know somebody on the team well. Another consideration for parents to think about is the advantages of having a Junior B team here when your player reaches the age to play in this league. We certainly don’t want to see this team die for lack of homes. Please think about it and if you can possibly help out, give Lucy a call 250-342-6883. If you’re not sure you’re ready to try billeting, try it for the month of September, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and find that you’re enjoying the experience!

Mountain Views What do you think of the recent HST vote?

"I think it was a good tax and made paperwork easier for businesses, but because of the poor introduction to it there was a voter backlash." Lorna Hogg, Village Arts

"The HST didn't make much difference to our business anyway, we just had to change our delivery tax from 5% to 12%." Sandi and Joanne B., Cantebury Flowers

"I'm upset that we brought it in just to take it out. I have to change my paperwork again and do more of it now." Kris Deren, Lordco Parts Ltd.

"I think voting it out was a mistake. It will cost the province a lot of money and it was a benefit to all businesses. As a small business owner, it was to my advantage." Alita Bentley, Begifted

SAT SEPTEMBER 3 •Art from the Attic, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Invermere Community Hall, cash or cheque only. •Fairmont Community Association AGM, registration at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. Lower level, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. •28th Annual Oldtim-

ers' Hockey Dinner and Dance, Joe Peters Curling Rink. $25 for dinner and dance, $10 for dance only. Tickets available at Grant's. 250-342-7308. SUN SEPTEMBER 4 •Bighorns first season game against Penticton, 1 p.m., Bighorns field. •Drive-In Movie Night in Radium. Gates open at 6 p.m., "Cars 2" starts at dusk, followed by "Bridesmaids". $30 per vehicle. WED SEPTEMBER 7 •Scrabble Night, Invermere Public Library. EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Hall. •Edgewater Community Market, Produce/fruit/baking. Vendors needed. Table fee by donation. Contact Kara Stringer 250-3418765. •Edgewater pancake breakfast 9-11 a.m. at the Community Hall. Contact Tammy 250-347-9324.

EVERY MONDAY •Gentle drop-in carpet bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Centre. •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 1217. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. •Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/person. Visitors welcome. 1ST & 3RD MONDAY •OPT clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 85010th Ave. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing. 1ST TUESDAY •Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Contact Tanya, 3RD TUESDAY •EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Valley Connection Room (off the Family Centre). Info: 250344-5674. EVERY WEDNESDAY •Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer Survivors- New sessions starts Wed. Sept. 14 for 7 weeks. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan Klimek 250-342-1195. •Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club, archery, outdoors. •Edgewater Community Market, 4 - 8 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 1217. 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 250-342-6416. EVERY FRIDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit •Drop-in Summer Reading Club at the Invermere Public Library for students 6-10 years old, 1-3 p.m. Visit or call 250-342-6416 for more info. •Market on Main, Radium Hot Springs, 6 - 9 p.m. •Music on Main, Radium Hot Springs, 7 - 9 p.m. EVERY SATURDAY •Invermere Downtown Market, Saturday mornings. •Open market, Edgewater Legion, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Music on Main, Radium Hot Springs, 7 - 9 p.m. 2ND SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Community Hymn Sing, 7 p.m. For more information call, Clarence Stauffer, 250-342-9580. •Edgewater Community Market, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

YOUNG ACHIEVER Good going to all those who attended the power-skating camp this past weekend and for giving it your all!

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The only item accepted on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. is fresh-cut flowers. 5IJTBETQPOTPSFECZ $PMVNCJB#BTJO5SVTU

*New* Body jewelry Ladies shoes and handbags New tanning bed Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 - 7 p.m. Tues, Thurs 9:30 - 5 p.m. Saturdays 10 - 3 p.m. 250-342-8880 4, 755 13 St, Invermere September 2, 2009: After a long struggle to convince the District of Invermere to allow it, AG Valley Foods has finally been given its facelift. The blue was originally said to not conform with the town's official plan of only allowing for "earth tones" to be used on shopfronts. But owner Sydney-Anne Porter brought in examples of the blue she wanted to use found on rocks through the valley. The new paint job also matches the mural that hangs behind the deli counter inside the store. ECHO FILE PHOTO


ICAN – Invermere’s Companion Animal Network

IRIS t*SJTTUJMMBDUT IR like a kitten k from time to time and loves to hunt! Iris is about 9 months old and has charmed us all a since day 1. Iris is ok with calm dogs and cats and children aas well. She is such an a laid back girl, we think she would be fine with whatever type of loving household came her way! Adoption Fee: $100 (to help offset spay/neuter and vet bills) 250-341-7888 If you wish to visit please contact us. Sponsored by the Artym Gallery 250-342-7566

50 years ago: The opening ceremonies of the East Kootenay Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, which were quite a highlight at the Fall Fair that year, were particularly impressive due to the presence of LieutenantGovernor, Major-General G.R. Pearkes. 45 years ago: David Thompson Secondary School Student Marion Staal won $1,150 in scholarships. She was awarded the Norman McKenzie UBC Alumni Scholarship, a B.C. government scholarship and two local scholarships for making an 84.25 per cent grade in four government exams. 40 years ago: The Invermere and Westside Improvement District

Centennial project was opened officially following a community picnic at the beach. MP Douglas Stewart opened the ceremony for the Athalmer and Invermere project with greetings from the federal government and the first half of the federal grant. 35 years ago: The Sears store in Invermere was broken into. The report was called in when residents in an upstairs apartment heard a window break. The RCMP managed to catch the man, from Ottawa, who had caused the disturbance. 28 years ago: OK Tire Store opened in Invermere across from Lake Windermere Auto Parts in the industrial subdivision. The store, then owned by Glen McCarger and John Ward, would specialize in

Michelin, B.F. Goodrich and Arcan tires. 25 years ago: Twenty students from Radium and 40 students from Canal Flats were pulled from School District No. 4 in protest of the new changes the schools in both locations were going through, namely that Radium Elementary would be turned into a primary school, and that the Canal Flats high school be turned into an elementary school. 20 years ago: A Calgary man who went canoeing was presumed to have drowned in the Columbia River north of Invermere. RCMP and emergency volunteers spent two days searched for the 40-yearold man after his empty canoe was found five kilometres north of Athalmer. 15 years ago: The old David Thompson Sec-

ondary School building, abandoned when the new DTSS building was built, was the topic of discussion for the District of Invermere. The District had put forth an offer to buy the school to use as a jointuse building. 10 years ago: A Home Hardware store opened in Canal Flats. The “ribbon” cutting was done with a different flair — instead, village resident John Tilley cut a chain to announce the store’s opening. 5 years ago: Bubba Sam, driving a bright yellow bog truck dubbed the Rez-E-Rec-Shun, organized a mud race on the Shuswap Indian Reserve near Dry Gulch. The races drew a large crowd who enjoyed the action from a safe distance on the side track.

OF THE WEEK Thank you to all the volunteers who helped put on the CPR building open house on Saturday, August 27.

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BIGHORNS ARE BACK The Bighorns play their ďŹ rst game of the season this Sunday at 1 p.m. against Penticton. ECHO FILE PHOTOS

The Drive-In Movie Night will take place this Sunday, September 4. The gates open at 6 p.m. and "Cars 2" starts at dusk, followed by "Bridesmaids." Tickets are $30 per vehicle. ECHO FILE PHOTOS

Fun events around the Valley Thursday, September 1 to Saturday, September 3: "Captain America: the First Avenger" plays at the Toby Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, September 2: John Cronin plays Music on Main in Radium, 7 p.m. Saturday, September 3: Art from the Attic, Invermere Community Hall, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. cash or cheque only. 250-342-1621 Saturday, September 3: O'Sullivans plays Music on Main in Radium, 7 p.m. Sunday, September 4: Drive-In Movie Night, by Radium Resort, 6 p.m. $30 Saturday, September 3: 28th Annual Oldtimers' Hockey Dinner and Dance, Joe Peters Curling Rink. $25 for dinner and dance, $10 for dance only. Tickets available at Grant's. 250-342-7308. Sunday, September 4: Bighorns' first season game against Penticton, 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 7: Scrabble Night at the Invermere Public Library t'SJ 4FQUFNCFS QN

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Chamber Update Economic Growth Opportunity and a Canadian Tradition There is no question that Pond Hockey is a Canadian tradition. Most of us over the age of 35 learned to skate on outdoor rinks and now it is confirmed that the Columbia Valley will be the place where the tradition will live on! It was confirmed in July that Invermere (Lake Windermere) will be home to the 2012 Eastern Regional BC Pond Hockey Championships February 3 - 5, 2012 and it is shaping up to be a major event in our community complete with national and international news coverage. It all started with Justin Atterbury (Rocky River Grill) and Brad Clinton (Super 8) wondering how they could boost their business during the winter months and in their quest they came across The Pond Hockey Series and thought that our Lake Windermere might be a good fit. So they contacted John Reed of Adventure Architects, organizer of the Rossland and Prince George events and suggested the Columbia Valley as a great location. Next thing you know John Reed called me to find out what our level of interest would be as a community and whether or not the businesses would get behind such an event and naturally I said, “Absolutely!” The date is perfect as it is the weekend before Alberta’s Family Day long weekend in February and during a time of year that for many businesses cash flow can be challenge. This event will provide the businesses in the Columbia Valley with a positive economic impact at a traditionally slow time. It is a wonderful economic growth opportunity and I hope that as a community we can work together to make the event extremely successful for everyone. The Chamber has formed a task force specifically for this event chaired by one of our board of directors, Sean Wall of Panorama. Sean is building a team so if you are interested in participating please send an email to with your contact info and we will send you an invite to the next meeting. Or if you have an idea or would like to get involved somehow just let us know. Thanks to Justin and Brad, we have an opportunity to put the Columbia Valley on the international sports map beyond skiing, so let’s work together and make it happen! Sadly summer is almost over when it seems it only just arrived. The Visitor Centre has been open 7 days a week since July 1st and will go back to 5 days a week in week (September long weekend). In June, work commenced on the downtown visitor kiosk but unfortunately we didn’t have sufficient volunteers to get it finished in time for the summer and the dedicated volunteers we do have got really busy with their businesses, as most of us do in the summer season. There isn’t much left to do, we just need to muster a few volunteers to do a few hours of staining then we’ll have it ready in plenty of time for next summer and be able to put it in place in time for the May long weekend. Please call 250.342.2844 if you are interested in helping out.

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!

Upcoming Events (Save the Date)

General Meeting - Luncheon Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Presentation Topic Social Media...Facebook Twitter Why How What??? 9th Annual Turn Copper into Gold Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 @ Copper Point Golf Club

Welcome New Members Veronique Berube Delphine Management The Book Bar MB7 Tent & Party Rentals Kootenay Troutfitters Michael’s Weddings Village of Canal Flats Investors Group Copper City Amusement Park

QUOTES ON BUSINESS When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport. Bill Clinton Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. David Rockefeller All lasting business is built on friendship. Alfred A. Montapert Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. Tom Peters The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. Richard Bach Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. Unknown

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As an almost lifelong valley resident, I know sometimes we take things for granted in our valley — such as the scenery, the people, or what our area has to offer. Coming home for summers from university the last several years, I find I am now blown away by our Columbia Valley and am grateful for things I failed to pay attention to previously. Working at Pynelogs has shown me how much the CV Arts council puts into the community and that Pynelogs itself has something to offer to anyone. Need some reasons to visit? Reason 1: The Columbia Valley Arts Council is made up of extremely dedicated people working hard to fund the arts in our valley and provide great shows and events to the public. These people are giving of their time and energy and truly enrich the community with their dedication. CV Arts supports local artists and gives them a lovely location to exhibit their work and gain public interest. The shows always garner attention and are an excellent tool for artists to get their work “out there.” Reason 2: Pynelogs Cultural Centre is a beautiful historical landmark. It has a wonderful story behind it and the antique aspects are always interesting to look at, such as the wooden chandelier which

is always a favourite. It is a gorgeous old building well worth checking whether you are a history buff or not. Reason 3: The Cafe... seriously, need I say more? If you haven't eaten at Pynelogs you are truly missing out. With a feature menu and specials that change daily, the food is kept interesting and fresh and ceaselessly delicious. There is a famous Scotty Burger here with your name on it. Reason 4: The gift shop is a great place to find unique, locally made gifts no matter what the occasion. There is everything from jewelry, cards, paintings, photographs, pottery, and so much more. Each piece is crafted by our local talent and there is a little something to suit anyone's wish list. Reason 5: Jami Scheffer. Have you met this woman? (If not you are definitely missing out!) Jami is the gallery manager and administrator and works tirelessly to hang breath-taking shows, schedule events, and about a million other activities on a list a mile long. Her upbeat attitude and big smile brighten up the gallery all year long. As of November, Pynelogs will be pretty quiet and Jami will have only the ghosts for company, so why not pop down and say hello and learn a little more about CV Arts? Come on down to Pynelogs and discover your own top five reasons to visit. Call us for information at 250-342-4423.


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The CPR building behind Pynelogs held an open house on August 27 to show off its newlyreconstructed roof and deck. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

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East Kootenay Roller Derby League

Penalty box plagues Rollbots ▼ MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY

The Invermere Killer Rollbots took their game to Marysville on August 27 for their first-ever bout against Cranbrook's Mountain Town Maulers. The special bout night, titled "Sucker Punch," featured an hour-long game between the Invermere and Cranbrook roller derby teams, and a half-hour warm-up bout between Kimberley's Bavarian Barbarians and Fernie's Avalanche City Roller Girls. Tickets for the event were completely sold out at the doors, and both stand and track-side seating in the Marysville arena were packed. The Killer Rollbots began their major prep for the big bout on August 25 with a dress rehearsal and the first steps of laying out the track, which was completed before the main event night. The Killer Rollbots met fierce competition from the Mountain Town Maulers, but held strong throughout the game despite many penalties. "One of the strategies was that we were looking to get four points in a jam and call it off," said Rollbots coach Chris Corey (a.k.a. Coach Meat Hammer). "We would try to get our jammer through the pack first, and if we didn't hold off the other jammer as much as we liked, we would call off the jam. The idea was for us to score four points and them to score none for each jam." And the initial tactic was, to start, successful, said Corey. "It went well for the first bit. But we got in trouble with penalties. I knew we would be coming in aggressive, with aggressive skating and aggressive attacks, that's our team's nature." With the many penalties issued, several Rollbots blockers and the point-scoring jammer had to sit out, sometimes leaving only one or two other skaters on the team out on the track.

The two teams went into halftime with a score of 89-47 for the Maulers, and while the team began to rebound in the second half, they weren't quite able to claw past Cranbrook. The game ended 173-111 for the Maulers. However, Corey is hardly disheartened by this. "We maybe played half the game with two girls on the track, but we still managed to keep getting points," said Corey. "We played exactly how we should have played. We formed a firm wall to try to slow the other jammer down and we effectively did that. As a coach, that's a really positive sign because we did that a lot in practice." Looking forward now, the Rollbots will be hitting the books with a more in-depth look at the rules of roller derby. Video was taken for the team during the bout and will be used for review by the team. "I did speak with the Maulers coach, and they said the other girls had a lot of fun and that we really took it to them," said Corey. Corey coached a roller derby team five years ago, and when asked how it felt to be back out coaching on the track he had this to say: "It's great, once you get derby in your blood, it doesn't want to go away. I was super-stoked and super anxious to get rolling again. The girls got that taste in their mouths too, they want a victory, they know what they have to do to accomplish that. I'm very proud of them." The Rollbots will be looking into a few avenues of opportunity for winter training to hone their game throughout the off-season, and will be back for boot camp, practices and recruitment in the spring to prepare for another bout in the new year. TOP AND BOTTOM: The Killer Rollbots (black) square off with the Mountain Town Maulers. MIDDLE: The sold-out crowd. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTOS

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Skaters in the Columbia Valley are getting a new off-ice training space this fall. Located near Dry Gulch, on a hilltop overlooking the Purcells, The Garage training facility is exactly what its name implies — a former garage, rebuilt by personal trainer Lexi McIntosh and her business partner and fellow trainer Tamela Hart into a two-floor training space. The bottom will hold exercise equipment, while the second floor features a sprung floor for yoga and agility training. McIntosh and Hart, both active in the valley's figure skating and hockey communities, say they were inspired to create their own space after scrambling to find drty land training facilities in previous years. "It's always hard to find a place for all the players and there's never enough space in the facility, or we have to work around awkward times," says Hart. The Garage, on the other hand, can host classes at more convenient hours, with programs specially tailored for each age group — whether it's beginner figure skaters, minor hockey initiates or the teenagers and young adults of the Columbia Valley Rockies. For instance, young children might learn to use bosu balls by playing a musical chairs-style game, McIntosh says. "Something that's really interesting and fun, but still working with the agility, flexibility, with all the components of fitness without them knowing it." The Junior B club, meanwhile, begins pre-season training at The Ga-

Columbia Valley skaters pose with Vancouver Canuck Mason Raymond in front of their new dry land training facility, The Garage, which officially opens this fall. ANDREA KLASSEN/ECHO PHOTO

rage in September. Younger children will start in October. In addition to McIntosh and Hart, the facility also has a major-league consultant: Mayson Raymond, left winger for the Vancouver Canucks. "Hockey's opened a lot of doors for myself. I owe a lot to the game and it's been good to me," says Raymond, who visited the facility this past Saturday to meet some of the children who will train there. "At the end of the day it's just a

game, but it's now my career and I can maybe help these guys. They can ask me questions and I can be a bit of a role model for these guys." Raymond says dry land training may not get the spotlight that on-ice work does, but it's essential for developing players. "The time you're going to put in at the gym is really going to pay off on the ice," he says. "There's just so many little muscles you can train that help you get an extra edge."

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Radium's senior carpet bowling team took home a silver finish at the B.C. Seniors Games, held in Castlegar, Trail and Nelson August 16 to 20. Back row: Juliana Brabec, Marie Chasse, Phyllis Jackson. Front row: Mary Smith, Myrtle Holden. PHOTO COURTESY B.C. SENIORS GAMES

WEST KOOTENAY — Local medal winners at this year's B.C. Seniors Games include: • Eric Brown of Edgewater, silver in men's 60 to 64 badminton • Herb Weller of Invermere, gold in men's 55 to 59 10 km road race and bronze in men's 55 to 59 5,000 metre race • Ed Kluczny of Invermere, gold in men's 85 to 89 10 km road walk and gold in men's 85 to 89 5,000 metre power walk • Ray Neratko of Invermere, gold in the men's 65 to 69 ARC 3D target Shoot and ARC target shoot • Terry Taft of Invermere and Cranbrook's Petra Ware teamed up for a silver finish in women's 55 to 59 badminton doubles Congratulations to all the athletes who represented East Kootenay (Zone 7) in this year's B.C. Seniors Games. The games were held in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail from August 16 to 20, and drew about 3,100 athletes aged 55 and up.

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RFE Golfers stepped up their game for the Greywolf $100,000 Shoot Out on August 28 by Panorama Mountain Village. Players paid and registered to attempt the Cliffhanger hole no. 6 for a grand-prize-winning hole-in-one. All proceeds from the event went to the Panorama Adaptive Snow Sports program (PASS), which provides a variety of programs during the winter season for disabled people. MADISON SAMUEL-BARCLAY/ECHO PHOTO

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▟SUBMITTED Special to The Valley Echo The Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament got underway August 20, and what a day it was! Under what can be termed almost perfect weather conditions, 76 golfers challenged the beautiful Copper Point Ridge Course to raise funds towards the purchase of a new fetal monitor for the Invermere District Hospital Pediatrics Unit. Dario Cescon, Kootenay Savings’ Vice-President of Marketing couldn’t have summed it up better. "What a remarkable day when you can combine fantastic weather, an amazing golf course, fun and friendship and have an opportunity to raise funds for the Invermere Hospi-

tal," he said. "Kootenay Savings is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of the Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament and we look forward to returning again next year.� East Kootenay Foundation for Health Executive Director Donna Grainger also adds, “In a year where the economy continues to challenge many individuals, businesses, and golf tournaments too, the spirit of community continues to shine through as demonstrated by the number of sponsors that stepped forward to join in the fundraising goal for this annual tournament. "Combine that spirit with the help from volunteers from Kootenay Savings (Invermere and Radium

branches), the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary, the Copper Point Golf Course and the golfers, support for health care in the Columbia Valley has beneďŹ tted greatly.â€? The organizing committee of the 2011 Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament sincerely thanks all those who supported this year’s event through hole-in one, closest to the pin, hole and cart sponsorships, prizes for the silent auction and several ďŹ nancial donations. In total, the event raised $18,728 for health care in our area. The end result after a great day of golf is the conďŹ rmation of a fetal monitor for the pediatric unit arriving at the Invermere Hospital in the very near future.

Jeanette Riches thanks her staff, clients and local business partners for their support and business over the past four years. I welcome Barbara Mullen to the Valley as the new owner of Fusion Wellness Spa! I wish Barbara and all the staff at Fusion all the best! May you have many healthy and prosperous years to come. Best of Luck!


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Valley Echo Golf Always a great round at Greywolf BERRY â–źMARILYN

Ahhhh, it’s such a treat to say "I’m playing at Greywolf tomorrow." I had many envious comments on my Facebook page. The weather was fantastic — warm, but not too warm. The course was inviting and the staff was attentive. I was on holidays so was able to play on a day that wasn’t as busy as some others. It was a very nice, relaxing round on a fantastic course. Starter/course marshal Rick was very helpful and friendly. I’ve had many discussions with many people about this course. I ’ve been told that it is a very difďŹ cult one to play and I’ve countered with, “No, it isn’t, I parred three holes last time I played.â€? Since I am a very average golfer, this surprises those that know me. I did not play as well this time but still am not intimidated by this track. I would strongly encourage anybody to make the drive to Panorama and play. I certainly don’t want to discourage better golfers either, there are ample challenges on each hole.

Of course the Cliffhanger sixth hole is the greatest challenge for many. A big drive over a big ravine to a small target is always fun, isn’t it? I thought it was my lucky day as my drive soared over the ravine‌ only to land in the trees, never to be seen again! This course is ranked in the top 100 in the world, outside of the United States by Golf Digest and was designed by Doug Carrick a very well-respected Canadian golf architect. The panoramic views from every tee box will be sure to please. I was reminded again about the lady in the mountain who watches over all the golfers from many angles. After your game treat yourself to food and beverage at Carrick’s Restaurant. Another treat I enjoyed at the end of the day was the drive from Panorama to Invermere. We sometimes forget about all the beautiful places around us. The scenes of Toby Creek and the mountains are truly breathtaking. Treat yourself to a round of golf and spend the day at Greywolf; you’ll be glad you did!

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The new hot springs studio wellness centre in Fairmont, still has room for that “just right” health or wellness practitioner. Call Jan Klimck at 250-342-1195 to arrange to see this space!

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Alberta - based oilfield services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5.

Career Opportunities CUMMINS Western Canada has an immediate opportunity for a full time Branch Manager in Sparwood, BC. Previous experience in a branch/operations management role required. Excellent compensation & benefits offered. If you would like to work for a company that has been recognized as one of Canada’s top Employers and who is dedicated to being the best in the business, then send your application to or fax to 604-882-5052.

Please call 250-718-3330 for more information or send your resume to:

Announcement? Tell everyone with a classified ad.


Travel Timeshare

Courses Starting Now!

Looking for child care every Saturday and occasionally other days. Call 250-354-9715 & evenings Call 250-341-9845

Therapeutic massage, chiropractic, coaching/counselling, yoga opportunity.


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

FERRIS, Lynn Jennifer February 9, 1961 July 28, 2011 բ

It is with deep heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearest and most loved Lynn after battling cancer for over eleven years. Lynn, 50, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was employed for twelve years in the department of Energy in Financial Services for the Alberta government before moving to Invermere, B.C. where she loved the scenic mountains and lakes. Lynn will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lindsay (Joel); granddaughter, Alexis; mother, Helen Ferris; sisters Val (Wayne); Bonnie-Lou (Miko); brothers Ron & Jeff (Jessie); many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by her father, Roly Ferris in 2007. A Memorial service was be held in Invermere, B.C. on Saturday, August 27th at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce on 651 highway 93 & 95. Donations in Lynn’s memory will be greatly appreciated and may be made to: Gynecologic Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331-29 St., Calgary, AB, T5N 4N2 Ph. 403-521-3721

Experienced housekeeper required for year-round employment. Excellent starting wage, team oriented, pleasant environment. 250-347-9715.

Hairstylist required for Valley Hair Styling, Call Susan @ 250-342-9863.



Employment Help Wanted Black Forest Restaurant is hiring for a F/T Server. $9.40/hr. Previous experience required in German/ European cuisine. Email resume to: or drop off resume between 12:00pm-5:00pm. Black Forest Restaurant is looking for kitchen help and P/T daytime cleaner email resume to: or drop off resume between 12pm-5pm

HAIR STYLIST Full time permanent position. Invermere, B.C. Great position to jump start your career. Easy to build clientele Leave message 250-342-9863 LORDCO Auto Parts is looking for a F/T Counter person. Apply with resume in person to James. Wage depending on experience. Excellent benefits. UNDERGROUND SHIFT BOSS for 4-wk project. Must have current underground supervisor certificate. Contact Sandy 604-869-6181

Classifieds, Give us a call! 250.342.9216 Obituaries

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

Invermere Valley Echo Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Join Our Growing Canadian Team

Senior Sales Associate (Part Time) Sales Associates (Part Time) We have immediate openings for the above positions in our Invermere, BC location. We are looking for energetic people with a winning attitude. Candidates should also be enthusiastic, outgoing and comfortable in a hands on environment. Prior experience in a similar retail outlet would be an asset. FIELDS, a division of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Please drop off your resume at Fields: 526 - 13th St. Invermere, BC or Email: marika.kokoshke@ďŹ

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

EXPERIENCED CAT and Hoe Operators with safety tickets for oilďŹ eld construction in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Fax resume to 403-8442735.

WELDERS REQUIRED immediately! Do All Metal Fabricating Estevan SK Apprentices, Journeymen Welders, or equivalent to perform all weld procedures in a custom manufacturing environment. Competitive Wages, BeneďŹ ts, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship Opportunities, Temporary Staff Housing available. Apply by or Fax: 306-634-8389.

DRAYTON VALLEY Ford. Journeyman Diesel Technicians required immediately. Due to continually increasing retail service business Drayton Valley Ford needs to hire additional service staff to improve and maintain the level of customer service that has brought us the increase. Start today to earn the highest rewards in the industry. Great wages, beneďŹ ts, training incentives and relocation/signing bonuses will be provided to the right applicant. If you want to work at a dealership that will provide the respect you deserve and a relaxed and appreciative work environment, come join our team today. We support our techs with great front end Service Advisors and Warranty clerks, and everything you need to succeed. If you have a solid work ethic, good computer skills, and take pride in your work, make sure you forward your resume immediately in conďŹ dence; Attention Jason Colford, Service Manager. We’re busy and we have the work! We need your Ford Diesel experience immediately! 5214 Power Centre Boulevard, Drayton Valley, Alberta, T7A 1R8. 780-5424438. T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive beneďŹ t package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email:

Buying, Selling? Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations

Maintenance Person Gateway Property Management at Panorama Resort has an immediate opening for a permanent, fulltime maintenance person. Applicant must be physically ďŹ t, self-motivated, energetic with a responsible, professional work ethic. Irrigation, landscaping, cleaning, snow removal and small engine mechanical repairs. BeneďŹ t package after probationary period. Email resumes to or fax to 250-342-0161.

We are still hiring Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

Buying, Selling? Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Limited is recruiting Line Cooks for Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Hourly wage is $17.00. We provide subsidized accommodations and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources or fax to: 204-632-8575. Please visit and

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations

WOOD FLOOR ARTISANS • Supply/Install all Hardwoods • Sanding, Custom Staining • Resurfacing Prefinish • Site-finished Engineered Flooring • Stairs, Inlays & Baseboards • Tile & Slate Work Serving the valley since 1996.

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

Bighorn Meadows Resort is currently seeking energetic, service orientated GUEST SERVICE AGENTS to join our dynamic team of professionals. We offer a competitive wage and beneďŹ t package, a great work environment and an opportunity to develop with our young and growing company. We are committed to extraordinary service and building our reputation as the premier luxury resort in the Columbia Valley. Located in the Village of Radium Hot Springs, our resort is centered at the heart of the Springs at Radium Golf Course. Interested applicants for the following positions please forward your conďŹ dential rĂŠsumĂŠ to: or call 250-347-2991.

Misc Services

Misc Services

CHINESE Cuisine Cook wanted in Invermere. F/T $14/hr. Start date asap. Special education or credentials not required. Experience needed: 3 to 5 years. Cuisine specialty: Cantonese. Languages: This position does not deal with the public. English is not necessary. Chinese is an asset. Contact the Oriental Palace Restaurant in Invermere by fax: 250-342-8318

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

OfĂ€ce Support WE are currently looking for an administrative/ofďŹ ce assistant.Email resume to

Professional/ Management MCELHANNEY Consulting ( seeks a Junior/Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer to join our Cranbrook team. Transportation, Municipal, Land Development experience would be an asset. Please submit your resume to

Trades, Technical

to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own and in a team enviro. Preference will be given to those with a Journeyman and Level 3 First Aid ticket, but we will also consider individuals with several yrs. of industrial experience. Applicants must be exible w/shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers Competitive Wage & BeneďŹ ts Packages as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by Mail, Fax, or E-mail to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N-3W4 Fax #: (1)-(604)-422-3252 E-mail: taumi.cleaver@ Please Submit your application by Sept. 16th 2011 STATIONARY ENGINEERS 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class. Dynamic manufacturing & processing company in Vancouver is currently accepting applications. Competitive wage and beneďŹ ts package. Email resumes to

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning

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Services Health Products BERGAMONTE - The Natural Way to Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to ďŹ nd out how to get a free bottle with your order! 888-470-5390

Financial Services BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Call: 1-855-222-1228 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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






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• Millwrights • Electricians • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Filers

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required NW Alberta for crawlers and excavators. Loggers welcome. Competitive wages, beneďŹ t plan, standard safety tickets; Submit resume to: Fax 780532-9012;

STORAGE SPACE For Rent 250-342-4494 Home Improvements


250-342-6312 We have doggone good classifieds prices!

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


Telephone Services A FREE telephone service Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

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Equestrian The incredible miniature horse. Super pets or outstanding show prospects. Child safe at fantastic prices. 5 minutes from IPE Armstrong 250-5469323 or 250-308-2746.

Feed & Hay HAY for Sale 4x5 round bales 700lbs per bale. Your choice of grass bales, (timothy and brome) or alfalfa/grass mix. Discount on large quantity or buying asap may apply, call to discuss price. Phone (250) 423-1106 Grasmere, BC

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales ESTATE SALE silver/plate, collectibles, furniture, power tools, chess sets, household items. 1715 3 Ave (Fort Point) Sept 2-3. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 9am to 2pm, 1067 Timberhill Place (Timber Ridge Phase 2). Downsizing so household items, furniture, garden furniture, etc. to go. Huge Garage Sale Saturday Sept 3 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gratton Residence - 2107 Kootenay #3 Rd, Windermere. Hwy 93/95, turn east at Scandia Concrete, turn right (south) at Kootenay #3 Rd 1 km (follow pink signs). Down-sizing for retirement & have TOO MUCH STUFF! Lots of great deals for everyone - tools, welder, compressor, antiques, toys, dishes, knick-knacks, men/women clothes, furniture - patio deck set, bookcases, dining room set...”ONE STOP SHOPPING” - Bring your friends!

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Misc. for Sale

Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

FOR SALE! Desk & Hutch Recumbent exercise bike-New Ladies Clothing, sporting items End table, 2 small TV’s House hold items Call 250-341-1478

CARRIAGE COURT APARTMENTS conveniently located behind Sobeys within walking distance to downtown. 2 bdrm townhouse units, outside entrance. Sliding glass doors open onto balcony, overlooking private courtyard. Fireplace and WD included in each unit. Long term preferred. NP. $850/ month DD. Avail immediately. Utilities not included. 250-342-8781

Apartment Furnished

Homes for Rent

BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE in picturesque Shell River Valley, Manitoba for sale. 50+ acres, beautiful home, gorgeous gardens and untapped potential. Contact Sandy Donald, Royal LePage Martin Liberty Realty, 204-724-5743.

2 Bdrm log heritage home in Wilmer, 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 Columbia Ridge in Fairmont 4bdrm, 2bath, 6 appls, hardwood floors, large decks & oversized garage. Available for Sept. or Oct. Pets considered. Call 250-688-0777 For rent - Invermere. 3 bdrm 2 storey duplex, fireplace, full basement with 3 pc. bath, laundry, big yard. Near Sobeys. N/P, N/S. DD $1050/month plus util. Avail Sept 1. 250-341-6096

House for rent in Wilder Sub. 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, fridge, stove, dishwasher.$1200/mth plus utilities. Pets allowed non smoking avail Oct 1. References required.Call 250-342-8340 Invermere 3-Bdrm 3-Bathrm. Large yard, Garage, N/S, Pets negotiable, $1200/mth. Avail Sept 1. References. 250-3421322 Magnificent 3035sqft 5 bdrm 3 bath home for rent at Castle Rock in Invermere. Quiet location, beautiful wood & slate features. Double garage, amazing views. Close to schools & town. $1650/mnth+ Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 Ad ID 309813706

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Classified Ads Work!

Real Estate

Real Estate

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Patio Bricks for FREE! 80 sqft. Call 250-342-9851 RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit for an extra 20% off or call 1-888-4735407

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

Real Estate

Multi-family Garage Sale 1409 12A Ave. Invermere, 8am-2pm

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

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

is Windermere Lake too busy?

Lakefront beach property listing Just listed on beautiful and tranquil Kootenay Lake. Rare combination of flat property and sandy beach. Refurbished and winterized cottage. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, double garage.

Rare Find! Call for viewing 250-223-8522 or 403-686-1717 RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. 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. 250-395-0599. (Please see


For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

2002-Winfield mobile home, occupied four years, good condition, must be moved porch & propane tank included. $50,000. 250-342-6188

1 Bdrm Suite @ Condos On Tenth, facing west, upper floor, Quiet building, suite available for guests. W/D, outside vehicle plug-in, $590/mth + DD Call: 250-342-2287

Houses For Sale

2 bdrm, bright spacious basement suite in downtown Invermere, W/D, private entrance, fabulous lake view. N/P, N/S. $750/month +utilities. Available Sept 1st. References required 250-342-0020


Misc. for Sale BUILDING SALE... “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991 DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL buildings Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FIREWOOD Clov’r’dell firewood, seasoned larch, fir, birch, and pine. Measured cords, 1/2 cords, split and delivered or pick up a trunk load. 250-342-0152 FIREWOOD Support Rockies Hockey. Fir&Pine.Phone 250-342-6908


Lakeshore WHY BE A WANNABE....WHEN YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL LAKEFRONT quality furnishings, 3bed, 2bath, garage,boathouse, pontoon boat,floating wharf,canoe. Few to no mosquitos. tel 250 459 2201.

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Invermere - Executive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Open concept, R2000 condo fully furnished downtown Invermere Includes all appliances... heated floors in bathrooms. Electric fireplace and top of the line barbecue. $1200/month + utilities. Available immediately

Email or call 416-709-4590 INVERMERE- furnished downtown Condo, 2-bdrm, 2 baths. $1050/mth, includes utilities NS NP, no partiers. References 403-978-4559, 250 3426440. Modern and clean this spacious 2bdrm+ loft apartment is in a four plex, steps from Invermere’s main street. Comes unfurnished with laundry room, wrap around deck & garage. $1100/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 304130934

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

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

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

Housesitting Low Rent & house sitting for responsible 1 or 2 people. Renovated beautiful lake front home, magnificent view, walking distance to town. Sept 10 June. Call 403-251-5798 or Call 250-342-6421

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

Kim Collens Sales Representative

INVERMERE: LakeINVERMERE: Windermere Lake starting Point Windermere starting atPoint $900 p/ at $900furnished p/month; or furnished or month; not; pool, not; pool, underground underground parking, parking, elevator elevator & much more. & much more.

Executive 2 bdrm, 2 bath fully furnished and equipped condo in Invermere. Available year round. Hot tub & fitness room. $1100/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 298853872

Canal Flats- Large open concept, main floor, 3 bdrm, W/D N/S N/P $850/mth + utilities Avail.Sept1 Call:403-680-1362

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AKISKINOOK resort - 1 bdrm fully furnished condo, indoor pool, hot tub. $700/ month includes cable. Call 403-281-3991

Rockies West Realty Independently Owned and Operated

Homes for Rent

Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath ground floor condo in Radium. Part furnished or unfurnished with W/D, A/C, underground parking & hydro inc. $845/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 308266634 RADIUM - $750, 1 bdrm + den at the Peaks, incl all util, fireplace, in-suite w/d, Sept 1. 403-816-6007. Radium Condo 2 bedrm, 2 bath at Peaks. U/g parking, corner unit, ground floor, close to swimming pool and amenities.$800/mth incl utilities. Call Janine 250-3421358. Renovated 2 bdrm, 1 bath apartment in Invermere. Furnished & equipped. Hydro & cable included. Shared laundry. $875/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 308263495

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 25-349-5264. NEWER Mobile Home Lake Country Photos MLS10023957 $65,000 250-766 -5081 (3 bed 2 bath 4 app)

2 bed 2 bath fully furnished -complete kitchen, 3 TV’s, fridge, stove, microwave, d/w, washer/dryer,u/g heated parking, A/C & private deck.$1000/month + utilities + DD $500.403-681-0260

Cedarwood CEDARWOODGlen: GLEN:2 2 bedr. furnished condo, storage room, central location at $800 plus. Black Forest Village: 2-3 bedr. BLACK FOREST VILLAGE: 2-3 furnished or unfurnished longbedr. furnished or unfurnished term from $900 long-term from $900 Radium: 4 bedroom home, RADIUM: 4 bedroom home, unfurnished long-term, no pets unfurnished long-term, no pets or smoking at $1350 plus util. or smoking at $1350 plus util. Contact Dave or Eric Contact Dave or Eric 250-342-4040 250-342-4040

Box 159, 8853 Grainger Rd., Canal Flats, B.C. V0B 1B0 Phone: 250-349-5462 Fax: 250-349-5460 The Village of Canal Flats is seeking to purchase a new or used 5 Ton dump truck with or without a front snow plow, sander, and underbelly plow. Submissions for the truck must have details and pictures of the truck with or without attachments. Further information is available from B.M.Woodward, Chief Administrative Officer 250-349-5462, or Box 159, Canal Flats, B.C. V0B 1B0 Submissions can be made by email or by mail no later than noon, September 16, 2011.

Recipe of the Week PICKEREL AND POTATO PACKETS 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, chopped 2 teaspoons Fresh Dill, chopped 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper 12 oz (340g) Yukon Gold Potatoes, unpeeled, sliced paper-thin crosswise 1 small Onion, thinly sliced 1 1/2 lb skinless Pickerel Fillets, cut into 4 pieces In a small bowl whisk 2 tablespoons of the oil, lemon juice, parsley, dill and half each of the salt and pepper and set aside. In a bowl, toss together potatoes, onion and remaining oil, salt and pepper. Divide among 4 large squares of double-thickness foil. Top each with fish and drizzle with lemon mixture. Fold and seal packets, leaving airspace for steam. Place packets on grill over medium high heat; close lid and grill until potatoes are tender about 12 to 15 minutes.

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Bighorn’s Best Value! Deluxe top floor 3 bedroom condo at Bighorn Meadows Resort. Premier golf course development with luxurious surroundings and amenities for all to enjoy!

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


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

Sunday, September 4th 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer at All Saints Edgewater 10:30 a.m. Morning Prayer at Christ Church Trinity Invermere 7:00 p.m. 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 Service Sunday, September 4th 10 a.m. Worship & Word 10:30 a.m. Kid’s Church Provided Worship and Life Instruction “Fearless Prayer: Call the office at 250-342-9511 The Cosmic Picture” for more information. Pastor Trevor ministering.

Sharing Truth Showing Love Following the Spirit

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Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

Trucks & Vans

Newer luxury home in Invermere close to Sobeys. Unfurnished with 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, garage, granite counters, fenced yard & storage space $1300/mnth Call Ben Green, Green Door Property Management at 250 688 0362 AD ID 304127213

Timber Ridge - Sep 15/11 Jun 15/12. Beautiful 3 bdrm fully furnished bungalow with fully developed walkout basement. Large Living room, dining area & kitchen. Fireplace, 2 bathrooms, large deck backing onto greenbelt reserve area with fabulous mountain views. Lake & recreation area privileges. Adult non-smokers. $1700/mth. Call 403-6173089 or email:

Canal Flats- Large 1bdrm basement suite. Large bath Separate entrance, nice newer kitchen, W/D, dishwasher, N/S, N/P, 500/mnth. Avail Sept.1 Call: 403-680-1362

2004 Honda Odyssey Mini Van -Red. Asking $5500 OBO Great shape, towing package, excellent all season tires and winter tires on rims. Call 250-342-2826

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

2008 F350 crew cab. LWB, Dsl. Ex cond. Tons of extras. $28,400. 250-344-1217.

STORAGE SPACE For Rent 250-342-4494 Tenders





Invitation to Tender District of Invermere

Contract: 7th Avenue Upgrades Reference No: 0953.0085.02 The Owner invites Tenders for the approximate quantities of work listed below: Construction of improvements along 7 Avenue and adjacent to Pothole Park in Invermere will generally consist of the following: Removal of approximately: 180 m of standard curb, 650 m2 of asphalt, 45 m2 of concrete sidewalk Installation and placement of approximately: 320 metres of standard curb, 275 metres of sidewalk, 350 m2 of asphalt, 3000 m3 of earthworks, benches, garbage cans, landscaping, irrigation system, rock features, gravel paths and street lights.

WINDERMERE - 4-bdrm, 3bath, fully furnished, beautiful condition. $920/mth + utilities from Sep-Jun. 250-342-2135.

OfďŹ ce/Retail Invermere, approx. 870 sq ft, behind dry cleaners, $390 mth & HST, power, utilities. Avail immed. 250-342-6790.

Small ads, BIG deals! NEWHOUSE

MULTI STORAGE 450 Laurier Street

Contract Documents are available during normal business hours on or after September 1st, 2011 at: Urban Systems Ltd, #101 - 2716 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 0A5


On payment of a non-refundable amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) including GST by cash or certiďŹ ed cheque payable to: Urban Systems Ltd.

Heated & Unheated Indoor Storage

The Contract Documents will be available for viewing on or after September 1st, 2011 at: District of Invermere, 914 - 8 Ave, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0 Urban Systems Ltd, #101 - 2716 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 0A5 Southern Interior Construction Association, 902 Camosun Cr, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 6G2


Requests for further information may be submitted to: Mark Burke, P.Eng., Urban Systems Ltd. #101 - 2716 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 0A5 403-291-1193 Tenders are scheduled to close at: 2:00 p.m. local time, September 15, 2011 District of Invermere, 914 - 8 Ave, Invermere, B.C. V0A 1K0

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

Looking for a new home?

Find the Real Estate Guide online at:

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




Invermeregreat location, large 3 bedroom + storage. $850 month + utilities. Call Ken Becker 250-341-1161

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 Townhouse, fully furnished, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, no smoking, no pets. $1000/month, incl utilities. Available immediately. 403237-4698 or 403-240-9357

Want to Rent Professional couple require executive style home, 2 car garage. Short or long term lease for Oct 1. 250-409-4449.

Transportation Antiques / Classics CLASSIC VEHICLES, ‘50s & ‘60s, 5 convertibles, RV trailers, for restoration, 1952 Priestman cable backhoe, antique lowbed, boats, machinery. View by appt. Pictures by email., 250-462-0603 or 250-8474133

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!


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

Call Andrea 250-342-1577

Off Road Vehicles FOR SALE: 2005 Ford Explorer XLT, 6 cylinder, 4X4. Dark blue with grey leather interior, excellent condition, 159,000 km. $9900 obo. Phone 250-341-3545 email:

For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake 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 $9K Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information



Legal Notices

50% CO-OWNER sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 .

Would STEPHEN SMITH formerly of 2035 Boucherie Road, Kelowna, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, contact Wayne MacGregor at 866-549-2727 for an urgent message.

Scrap Car Removal

If you see a wildďŹ re, report it to

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

1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.

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To advertise, call: 250-342-9216


The WATER & AIR Company! Water Treatment: filtration and purification Furnace and Duct cleaning

Purify the water you drink and the air you breathe! KERRY COLONNA


Located in the Diamond Heating & Spa building in Athalmer

to give your business maximum exposure for your advertising dollar?

Call 250-342-9216 for more information.


250.270.0821 Kari & John Mason 780.970.7040

Strata, Apartment & Commercial Property Management For professional management of your strata corporation, overseen by a CertiďŹ ed Property ManagerÂŽ, with the accounting done by a CertiďŹ ed Management Accountant, please contact Bill Weissig CPMÂŽ, RI, RPA, CPRPM, CLO, SMA, CRES. Our six Strata Managers are licensed under the Real Estate Services Act of B.C. For more information regarding their extensive qualiďŹ cations and experience, please visit our website at Phone: 250-341-6003


Your search for quality and dependability ends with us. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists Truck Mounted SZTUFNtCustomer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Dean Hubman

Toll Free: 877-342-3052

CertiďŹ ed Technician

Invermere, BC V0A 1K3



Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Invermere Valley Echo

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Invermere Valley Echo Vol. 55 Issue 35  

The NEWSpaper for the Columbia Valley.

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