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April 23, 2014 ~ Vol. 84 No. 16 • • 403-562-2248

‘Hurry Hard’ at the Bunny

helping elise

A trust fund for Elise Kwan has been set up through Scotiabank to help the family with health expenses during this difficult time.


teck cuts 600 jobs

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Jerry Norvila, looks to draw to the button in the final Men’s C game last Sunday afternoon. The ‘Bunny Bonspiel’, is in its 67th year of good times and competitive curling. The bonspiel is held every Easter at the Coleman Sports Complex. Full results on page 2.

Residential taxes held at 0% by council for 2014 Lisa sygutek Pass Herald Publisher

Council met on April 15th and passed third reading of the Property Tax Bylaw. Overall council was able to adhere to their committment of a 0% property tax increase. Instead of an initial planned 3% increase, administration sharpened its ‘proverbial pencil’ and through deference and additional cuts ended the budgetary session at 0% on property tax. There was an increase in utilities to residents in the community to the tune of $3.02 per month in total for water, waste water and solid

waste. There were no increases in recycling costs. The tax notice will be put in the mail with payment due June 30, 2014. Overall individual property assessment in the Crowsnest Pass is down, so depending on where your property assessment lands, will indicate a decrease or slight increase in taxes. According to Councillor Ward, “we maintained a 0% increase in property tax and have lost no services to the taxpayer. A great job was done by our CAO and administrative staff.” The following are some of the changes to the 2014 budget.

Salaries and wages increased by 3% (collective agreement with CUPE effective Jan 1st) additional cost of $164,000. Municipal Insurance costs increased by $31,000. MSI operational funding dropped by $60,000. Property tax base dropped by 2.1%. General Municipal Taxation for 2014 will be $6,729,350 versus $6,681,111 for 2013. The municipality will be spending $341,700 on capital, which will include the following: Two pickups for operations $68,000. One wheel loaders

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$175,000. Wastewater Inspection camera $11,700. Renovations Coleman Seniors Centre $7,000. Dressing Room Addition Roof Sports Complex $20,000. Server Upgrades and desk computer replacements $60,000. There will be an increase in municipal reserves from 2013 Franchise Fees will not increase this year. Utilities will increase by 4.6% which equals an overall increase in cost to the taxpayer of $3.02 per month in residential rate. Cont’d on page 2

Teck announced on Tuesday, April 22nd that it will cut 600 jobs within the corporation.


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Bunny Bonspiel, a ‘hare’ raising experience RobeRt thomas Pass Herald Reporter

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Screams of ‘hurry hard’ could be heard echoing from the Coleman Recreation Centre this past weekend, as people from all over southern Alberta and B.C. participated in the Bunny Bonspiel. The Bunny has been going steady for 67 years in the Crowsnest Pass, it has changed locations a few times, but the excitement and competition has never changed. Angela Mathieson, chairman of the Bunny Bonspiel, believes the ‘Bunny’ is all about the interactions of the people involved. “It’s fun and entertaining. You want to have fun but it is a competitive sport in some respects. There are lots of different levels, so we have different team events. You play against people who are your own skill level. So, it works out really good, people have lots of fun while they are playing the game.” The Bunny started from humble beginnings. It was originally played outdoors, from there it moved indoors in Bellevue, Blairmore, and finally ended up in the rink in Coleman. Betty Gilbert, has been playing in the Bunny since the first women’s event in Blairmore. Her favorite thing about the ‘Bunny’ is the camaraderie. “The companionship and good curlers is what makes the Bunny special. People coming from all over southern Alberta and B.C to the Bunny,” said Gilbert. Flora Griffith, former chairman, says the numbers were up this year and she hopes the numbers grow even more. “We have 36 men’s and 24 ladies teams, so far everything is going

Men’s A Winner: (left-right) Mark Hellwig, Scott Hellwig, Greg Burley, Kevin Smith Women’s A Winner: (left-right) Nanette Dupont, Kendra Nakagama, Val Leahy, Tegan Leahy.

smoothly, maybe we will grow in numbers on the ladies side next year,” said Griffith. There was a dinner and social gathering on Saturday night. TECK, one of the main sponsors, provided a bus to make sure everyone gets home safe. Glenn Strandquist, has been playing at the Bunny since he was 13years-old says it is a community event. “It’s a social event. That is the best part, it hasn’t changed much

over the years, it is still a big social event.” As the Bunny gets bigger every year so does the amount of new faces that appear. Kayla Parkins likes to see the event grow. “It’s gotten bigger again, it is nice to see all the out of town teams come to compete.” The Bunny Bonspiel has grown since the first Easter event was held in 1947. Many friendships and relationships have been made and relished since its early beginnings,

and more are sure to be made in the future. Mark Hellwig has been competing for 18 years in the annual event. It holds a special place in his heart, “I met my wife here 18 years ago. It’s always a good time, they put on a good bonspiel. People keep coming back and we will for a long time yet.” For more information on entering a team for next year, you can go to

Residential taxes held at 0% by council for 2014 cont’d Legal Fees in 2013 were budgeted at $15,000 actual cost was $156,431 budget for 2014 is $140,000. Ski Hill Manager eliminated savings of $61,000 a year also revenue for 2014 was decreased by $58,000, 2013 budget was $252,710 with actual revenue of $187,418. Peace Officer reduced to one position effective

May 1st, administration informed council that most communities only have one position for a population of 5500. Ag Services grants decreased by $30,000. Upgrades to municipal utilities: $30,000 to the Electrical system $24,000 on the water system $58,000 on the wastewater system

$12,000 for garbage collection bins and Eco recycling. Economic Development will bring in revenue of $117,000 from various conditional grants. Personnel requirements: 2013 budget allowed for 54 full time positions, 3319 hours of overtime, and 45,214 hours of casual employment. 2014 budget allows

for 54.75 full time positions, 2858 hours of overtime, and 37,650 hours of casual employment. According to Mayor Painter at the end of the discussion, “given the situation our administration team was brought, with no Director of Finance since November, the team did an amazing job on our budget and adhered to the vision of this council. Well done team!”

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In thE lInE of fIrE During the week of April 9 and April 16, 2014, Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to 33 calls for service including the following incidents: One (1) assault, three (3) assistance to the public, five (5) assistance to other agencies, one (1) disturbing the peace, five (5) driving complaints, two (2) false alarms, one (1) forgery/fraud, one(1) harassment/threats, seven (7) motor vehicle collisions, three (3) suspicious occurrences, two (2) thefts, two (2) prisoners held, two (2) invalid 911 calls. If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please contact local RCMP at 403562-2867, or at CRIMESTOPPERS at 1800-222-TIPS. Phone fraud April 10th, 11:00am Police received a complaint of possible

fraud. A Coleman resident received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as Canada Revenue. The complainant asked the caller for more information, the caller then hung-up. An investigation is underway. Hit and run April 10th 2:30p.m. Police received a complaint of a hit and run in front of the Blairmore Provincial Building. RCMP arrived on the scene and found a parked car was struck sometime during the morning of April 10th. Police found damage to the left front of a 2011, silver Ford Escape. The incident is still under investigation. Bike theft April 10th, 5:00p.m. Police received a re-

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port of a stolen bicycle in the Blairmore area within the last month. The bicycle is described as a black Norco Strike. The theft is under investigation. Uttering threats April 11th, 11:00a.m. A Coleman resident reported receiving a Facebook message where threats were uttered. The person was unidentified and the investigation is still ongoing. Erratic Driver April 11th, 5:15p.m. RCMP received a complaint of an erratic driver on highway 3 near the B.C border. The caller reported a driver was driving erratic and passing on double solid lines. A Crowsnest Pass RCMP member located the vehicle and initiated a

traffic stop. The 39-year-old female driver, from Rossland B.C, was issued a ticket for crossing double solid lines. Driver detained on warrants April 13th, 12:30p.m. RCMP initiated a traffic stop in Coleman. The 39-year-old driver, from Cranbrook, was arrested for outstanding warrants from Calgary. The driver was detained for appearance in court in Calgary. Bike theft April 14th, 3:00p.m. RCMP were called for a complaint of a stolen bicycle in the Blairmore area. The bike was stolen within the last couple weeks. The bike is described as a white Norco Faze. Investigation is ongoing.

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Graduating high school is a big event in anyone’s life. Sadly for Elise Kwan, this moment is being taken away from her due to persisting health problems. Elise has struggled with health problems for a number of years. Despite these setbacks, she has tried to stay active and remain vigilant, even while continuing to be hospitalised on a regular basis. Late in July 2013, Elise was admitted to the Crowsnest Pass Healthcare Centre and was quickly transferred to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Finally on August 2, 2013 she was transported via air ambulance to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. There she was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition. The prognosis was grim. She was the first person ever to have two Ventricular Assistive Devices (VADs) implanted to her heart, the Heartmate II and a Berlin Heart. After the surgery there were complications with the devices. The doctors told her she would have to relocate to the Edmonton facility, and have the Heartmate II for a

Saturday, April 26, 2014 Doors open at 1 p.m.; meeting starts at 2 p.m. Cosmopolitan Hotel Restaurant 13001-20 Ave., Blairmore, AB All members are encouraged to attend ttend.. Please contact the ooffffice ice at 403-562-8686 if you are willi illing ng to put your name forward to volunteer as a director or participate in any upcoming projects. If you are interested in becoming a member we would be happy to have you join us. Memberships available at the door.

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Elise Kwan at the Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.

year, all while being under close monitoring by the doctors. After the year, the doctors will decide if Elise will be placed on the transplant list. Despite all the overwhelming odds, Elise continues to stay in good spirits. Her family has stayed by her side throughout the struggle. Heather Hoang, Elise’s sister, says she is smiling and trying her hardest to stay positive. “As of right now she is still upset about not being able to attend graduation. The doctors and nurses had asked her to set goals, and I think that was the most important one on her list because it

was coming up so fast.” Elise asked pro-skateboarder Ryan Sheckler to be her prom date. In response, Sheckler, recently visited her at the children’s hospital. “She was very excited to see him,” said Hoang. Elise’s mom, Vandy, has never been one to ask for help, even though this battle has introduced a severe financial burden on the family. Susan Poelt and Diana Plaza set up a trust fund for the family, to help with expenses the family is facing while they are with Elise in Edmonton. Recent clearance has been given to make donations to Scotiabank

branches in the region. Donations can be made from Trail, B.C to Medicine Hat up to High River, AB. If you are not in those areas, you can make a donation to the Blairmore Scotiabank branch at P.O. Box 537, Blairmore AB T0K 0E0. Please consider watching the video “Elise Kwan, Be The Change” at y/nYgX57MO1ozUGpJa98Ne7A . All donations are greatly appreciated. For more information on donating please contact Diana Plaza at or Susan Poelt at

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Clara Hughes biking for mental health The Crowsnest Pass Golf and Country Club is currently looking to hire enthusiastic members for our 2014 Pro Shop, Maintenance, and Clubhouse team. Pro Shop Please send resume to Jason Roth at Maintenance: Qualifications – good attitude and willingness to learn, enjoy being outdoors, golf experience an asset but not required. Please send resume to Waren Gietz at or drop off at Pro Shop. Clubhouse – looking to lease or hire. Please contact Rob Amatto at 403-563-7027 or e-mail at

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Keep an eye out for the blue bikes located at the various locations around town. The bikes are meant to promote Clara’s Big Ride. Clara will be stopping in the Pass June 28th raising awareness for mental health issues.

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Anyone can strive to achieve the accomplish-

ments that Clara Hughes has realized. After all, we are all human. Sixtime medal winning

Olympian, Clara Hughes, has been on the top of the world and at times she has been on the bottom. Hughes has struggled with the burden of depression. She is not one to sit idly by; the stigma of mental health issues in this country has bothered her for some time. Hughes decided to raise the issue of mental health in Canada and open the topic for discussion. She is currently underway a massive 110 day, 12,000 km bike ride across Canada, called Clara’s Big Ride. During the course of her ride, she will visit every province and territory in Canada and visit 95 communities, small and large. Hughes started her ride on March 14, in Toronto and will finish the feat July 1, in Ottawa. Hughes will make a stop in both Coleman and Blairmore on May 28, 2014 for a welcoming ceremony. There is also ‘Pupus in the Pass’, which is a Hawaiian themed event that will bring together local businesses and partners in mental health. Joni MacFarlane, a member of the commit-

tee welcoming Hughes to the Pass, says it will be great to have the community come to Gazebo and welcome Park Hughes. “The event is very inclusive, allowing everyone to attend.” On May 28th, Hughes will be riding east into the Pass. Following the welcoming ceremony at the Coleman Curling Club, there is a ‘Pupus in the Pass’, ‘Pupus’ is Hawaiian for appetizers. This event will feature a cash bar and live auction, with items such as a signed NHL jersey and a mountain bike up for grabs. Tickets are sold at the Scotiabank for $25. Later on in the evening there is a free gathering in Coleman at the Sports Complex, where Hughes will be the guest speaker. “Clara is a very inspiring speaker,” said MacFarlane. The event is free and everyone is encouraged to come and hear her speak on the issues of mental health in Canada. Keep an eye out for the blue bikes around the Pass. For more information visit http://clarasbigride.bell .ca


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Editorial and Opinions How do you rate this council? Other than a few individuals in the Crowsnest Pass who seem to hate any and all municipal council members, the word on the street apears to indicate that the average taxpayer in the Crowsnest Pass is satisfied with the progress of our newly elected council. After covering council meetings and commenting on numerous councils for decades I believe that we have finally found the right blend of personaleties, expertise, knowledge and dedication within the present elected councillors. This council has been facing many challenges, not of their own choosing, however they have not shied away from them and have been up front with the people in this valley. As expected there will be a few individuals in our society who criticize the news media for not digging deeper into council business, hoping that we will dig up some dirt that they can feast on. Of course there is always room for improvement in every walk of life and to this end we suggest that this present council, was aware of their responsibilities when they placed their names on the ballot. May our "Garden of Eden", the Crowsnest Pass, flourish for generations to come. At least that's the way I see it. TS

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Boys and Girls Club needs your help The BGCCNP needs help with the following events: 1. KRA rodeo cabaret, 3 hour shifts on April 26th. Volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the event. 2. Setup for Choir & Orchestra concerts, Volunteers enjoy the concert as well! May 4th & 7th Why help you might ask?  For the kids!! Without community support the BGCCNP would not be able to provide free after school programs for All youth in our community! We presently have 173 members aged 5 to 17 and we actively encourage all youth in our community to attend: The club operates on a budget and the club con-

tinually needs funds. These events donate to the BGC if we help them. They are easy, fun  and no experience is needed.  We just need help! If you could pass this info on to someone you think would help, feel free to do so KRA Volunteer Job Description to raise funds for BGCCNP When: Saturday April 26, 2014, Where: Coleman Recreation Center Volunteers Needed: 15 per shift working in pairs What: Door security for KRA Cabaret, and bottle and can recyclable cleanup during and after the dance. They are not looking for bouncers but

to watch the doors to comply with the liquor license that stipulates patrons stay inside the designated area with their drinks. There are other staff on site to take care of any troublesome patrons. Also as the evening progresses weget to gather the recyclable and turn them in for cash to go towards the BGC. Last years helpers were finished by 3am. Dress: Casual. Available Shifts: If you would like to pair with a friend please let us know: 8:30 pm 11:30pm or 11:30pm 3am Orchestra Chair Setup & Takedown Fundraiser, Volunteer Job Description for BGCCNP When: Wednesday

May 7, 2014 Where: Horace Allen School Gym Volunteers Needed: 610. The more, the faster it goes. Volunteers enjoy the concert as well Time: setup 3-4pm after school (concert start is at 7:30pm) Takedown is right after the concert about 8:30 pm9:15 pm. What: set up audience chairs and risers & band shell (very easy) before concert. Take down chairs, risers & band shell right after the concert Dress: work clothes but not messy or dirty work very easy. No heavy lifting required. Contact: Debbie Goldstein 403.753.0312 or

Pastor’s Pen Christianity Is On a Roll

“Today and again I say Today”, as we hear our most acknowledged preachers, theologians, expositors of the Holy Scriptures reveal statements that go like this: “ Today before I finish preaching this message the 'Lord Jesus Christ' could come to our planet earth to take away 'His Church' that they may be where He is forevermore.” (John 14:1-6 ). This event is detailed in First Thessalonians 4 verses13 thru 18. It will be signalled by a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God. The dead in Christ will rise first and then those who are alive will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and thus shall always be with the Lord. The ones the Lord has come for are those who have responded favourably to the Gospel of Jesus Christ – as in John 3:3 which states you must be “Born again”. This is detailed adequately in Romans 10 verses 9 & 10 which states that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved – a place in heaven is for you. Untold millions will miss heaven simply because they have not heard the truth of the gospel and some will miss because they haven't understood the urgency of our times. Today and again I say today amid all the catastrophic happenings, weather wise, wars and rumors of wars, mysterious happenings, scandals, greed we find ourselves without excuse not to have access to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must properly prepare ourselves and our families for the certain awesome events soon to come to pass. Recently we have come to receive knowledge about religion and Christianity which I will now reveal to all: J. Micklewait & A. Wooldridge in God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World (2009) say, “Statistics.... seem to indicate that the global drift toward secularism has been halted, and quite a few show religion to be on the increase.” and “For most casual observers the revival of religion means the revival of Islam. But Christianity is also growing rapidly, particularly across the developing world. In 1900 there were roughly ten million Christians in Africa. Today... there are four hundred million, almost half the population.” Statistician Reginald W. Bibby, in Beyond the Gods & Back: Religion's Demise and Rise...(2011) states, “At this point in history, some 6 billion people of the planets 7 billion people are identifying themselves with a religion. They are led by Christians (2.1 billion), Muslims (1.5 billion), and Hindus (900 million)......In the words of Harvey Cox, 'Instead of disappearing, religion is now exhibiting new vitality all around the world.' (p.201) “World Religion Increases : Next 24 Hours (p.204) Christians................69,000 Muslims............ 68,000 Hindus.............. 37,000 Chinese Folk.......... 10,700 Buddhist ............10,600 Atheist ............. 1,200 Sikhs........................ 1,100 Jews....................... 350 “In recent years Christianity has experienced more worldwide growth than any religion...... Christianity is now 'on its biggest roll' in it's 2,000 -year old history. It is both the world's largest faith and the world's fastest growing faith. Its absolute numbers and market share are at all time highs. In the last fifty years ... 'It has surpassed Islam as the most popular religion in sub-Sahara Africa and as the leading Abrahamic religion in China.' The Christian faith, he asserts, 'claims almost twice as many adherents as Islam worldwide.' By 2050, the worldwide Christian population could top three billion.” And so “Today and again I say Today” access yourselves and your family, as “participants and not just onlookers” to the Christian churches within the Crows Nest Pass. May God bless you all abundantly. Bill White Administrator, Internationale Prayer Centre

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Who’s in charge S.C. RudegAN Feature Columnist Conversation around the family dinner table this Easter inevitably ended with an argument about the Crowsnest Pass. I know, some of you might be shocked. With all the human and natural catastrophes occurring in the world right now, why would we spend one second talking about what goes on in our own small community. Because for most of us its home. Even for those who visit from the “big city,” it was home, and knowing the tug this place often has on those who leave, it will probably be home again. There was also a feeling that what’s happening in the rest of the world, whether deadly disease, juvenile war games or natural disaster is out of our control. But we might be able to change something happening on our own doorstep. Finally, most of us felt that if we don’t do something soon to help the Crowsnest Pass, it will fade into oblivion, becoming one of those ghost towns you see all across the Prairies. A nothing, nowhere place populated by those waiting to die, or those hiding from life. The opinions expressed at our Easter dinner table probably represent the range of opinions held by others in our community. The older generation talked about a time when each town bustled with commerce and life. Three butchers. Clothing stores for women, men and children. Theatres. Pool halls. The “Cabaret!” Whose fault was it that the Crowsnest Pass no longer offered that level of service? It seemed responsibility lay squarely on the shoulders of anyone who left town to shop at Wal-Mart or Costco. But isn’t that the old chicken and egg argument? Do businesses close because shoppers go elsewhere, or do residents go elsewhere because businesses are closing? Another group at the dinner table felt the problem with the Crowsnest Pass was that there was no vision. There might be a lot of different groups doing busy work, but was the work actually supporting some longterm goal. It’s like the old joke about the jet pilot announcing on the speaker that he had good news and bad news for the travellers onboard. The good news was that they were making great time. The bad news was he didn’t know where the hell they were going. The more fiscally minded family members thought the community’s shrinking tax base, with increasing taxes and no prospect on the horizon of a large company locating here, was our most pressing problem. If it’s cheaper to live in Okotoks with all its extra amenities, why would someone live here? What exactly are we getting for our money? If retired people have few options for dignified living in the ‘Pass, why wouldn’t they leave? If young people can’t further their education here, or get a job other than at the mine, why would they stay? Discussion and debate continued after we moved from the dinner table to the living room, but there were few conclusions. No matter what argument each person supported, there was a general sense of frustration and hopelessness. A feeling that there wasn’t enough critical mass for any one course of action that would motivate enough people to save our community. By silent agreement we moved on to other topics – but the questions raised still remain, not just for our family, whose ancestors have lived here almost from the beginning, but for all ‘Pass residents who want to live in a community full of hope, promise and renewal. Good questions are the first step, but action – focused action - is long overdue. If someone can’t make a compelling argument why we should give our best energy to make this a better place to live, ten years from now the Crowsnest Pass will simply be a place people stop for gas on their way to Koocanusa. A place for the dying, or for those hiding out from life.


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Coleman aCreage Fantastic opportunity to acquire 3.78 acres with a two bedroom home. Surrounded by a mature Douglas fir forest, this home has a wood burning stove and great views of the South Range. If you are looking for an affordable mountain acreage, this is a rare opportunity at this price in this location. $349,000. CALL JOHN MLS HillCrest Spacious family home on almost 1 acre lot backing onto forest. Vaulted ceiling with open floor plan. Full bright basement development includes great room with wet bar. 4 bedrooms. Large main floor laundry. In-floor heat and forced air. Large attached heated double car garage has 8’ doors. Additional double car garage with in-floor heat and washroom plus oversize single drive-through garage for storage. Ride your sled or ATV right off the property into the forest. Deluxe hot tub on deck off large master suite. Natural gas barbeque on deck off dining area. Underground sprinkler system. This home offers a lot of extras that are usually hard to find in one package. Incredible value at this price. $479,900 CALL JOHN MLS

66 ironstone driVe Contemporary 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi-detached bungalow offers great mountain views, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large windows, hardwood flooring and ceramic tile. The main level features a modern kitchen, stainless steel appliances, laundry, living room with fire place, master bedroom with fireplace, ensuite bathroom and large walk-in closet; second bedroom with full bathroom. The basement consists of a large family room, 2 bedrooms and full bathroom. Central air and vacu-flow. Large attached 2 car garage. Total finished area is approximately 2,400 sq.ft. $399,000 CALL JOHN MLS

mclaren ridge Exceptional mountain views of the South Range. This beautiful south facing home has a walk-out basement, 3+ bedrooms up and 1 down. Unique office/den at the top of the house. Reclaimed wood interior with wide plank flooring and sturdy finishes throughout. Beautiful kitchen with an island. High ceilings and many windows make this open floor and bright interior a very inviting space. In-floor heat and large family room. Attached heated garage. This 3 acre parcel is a truly unique property. $629,000 CALL JOHN MLS

Coleman Spacious 3 bedroom bungalow with southern exposure. New sink and counter tops in a beautiful large country kitchen. Main floor laundry. Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Full basement. Large attached double car garage. Fenced back yard. Newer high efficiency furnace. This home has been occupied since new by the same family and is now in search of a new family. Close to amenities. $269,000 CALL JOHN MLS

lots & land COLEMAN Kananaskis Wilds starting at #15 Riverview Village 8630 – 21 Avenue 8634 – 21 Avenue 2809 – 76 Street 8625 – 22 Avenue w/Quonset 3 acres Aspen Creek Sentinel - 3 acres on the river Sentinel - 3 acres river front Willow Drive 9.49 acres with Quonset 8309 - 27 Avenue BELLEVUE LOT 20518 – 24 Avenue VALLEY RIDGE ACREAGE 3 acres - 2748 Valley Ridge Dr 9 ac/cabin - 2746 Valley Ridge Way BC LAND 4 acres - 1 Grasmere Dorr Rd 6 acres – 5 Grasmere Dorr Rd HILLCREST 502 - 227 Street

$ 99,000 $ 47,000 $ 69,000 $ 69,000 $ 124,900 $ 199,900 $ 259,900 $ 399,000 $ 389,000 $ 79,500 $ 309,000 $ 89,000 $ 54,900 $ 244,900 $319,900 $ 149,900 $ 215,000 $ 79,000

3 ironstone driVe Fantastic three bedroom semidetached bungalow with great mountain views. Hardwood floors, granite counters, hickory cabinets and fir doors. Main floor laundry. Fully developed with three bathrooms and large garage for all the toys. Located between Castle Mountain and Fernie ski resorts. Crowsnest Pass offers unparalleled access to the mountain back country in both winter and summer. Great mountain golf course nearby and blue ribbon fly fishing. Trail network and more. $378,000  CALL JOHN  MLS

Coleman Newer 3 + 1 bedroom bungalow in a desirable Dairy Road Bellevue Crowsnest Pass location. Open floor plan. This is a perfect maintenance-free family home. Beautiful back yard is fully fenced. Full basement development with 9’ ceiling includes a large additional bedroom. Beautiful mountain back yard. $424,900 CALL JOHN for details

Ironstone Lookout Ironstone Lookout’s newest show home is #22 Ironstone Drive. This four bedroom three washroom semi-detached bungalow combines luxurious finishes to satisfy even the most discriminating buyer. With an eye on luxury - the focus of the development is on providing value. Hardwoods, custom cabinetry, ceramic tiles, stainless steel appliances, Douglas fir trim, granite counters, large garages and driveways, Hardiplank siding, the list goes on. Available for immediate occupancy. Shop and compare value. CALL JOHN to book your appointment.

8 – crowsnest PAss HerALD – Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - cRowSneSt PASS HeRALD - 9

Regarding the McGillivray Staging Area (Knowles Flat) A Concerned Citizen

Whenever I walk around the McGillivary Staging Area west of Coleman, I often think back to when the area used to be called Knowles Flats and it was a favorite spot for many different groups to hold their annual picnics. The flat was scenic, with the creek close by, a beautiful grass meadow for games and there was ample parking. I was fortunate, because I usually attended at least three different picnics a year, such as the Fireman’s picnic, Catholic picnic, and the United Mine Workers of America picnic. During the summer, very few Saturdays went by without some group using the flat to host their yearly picnic. Before the large power line and pipeline were pushed through the flat, there was a permanent spot down by McGillivray Creek under some tremendous fir trees, where an endless supply of  hotdogs were boiled in a big pot over a cement encased  fire pit and pop was dispensed to the kids from tubs filled with ice. Up on the flat, the grassy field was always  in excellent shape and all the picnic games would be held here, three legged races, age class races, and baseball for the older boys to mention a few. Intense usage by campers and ATV’s has

brought about negative changes to the flat over the years, but the worst damage I have seen has occurred in the spring over the last couple of years as a result of the antics of the local teenage population. Throughout the day, immediately after school and in the evenings, these youth race up to the flat where they burn doughnuts and drag race with their 4x4s. I have witnessed this take place on numerous occasions. It seems that the main goal is to see who can get the most mud plastered to their truck.  Once this is accomplished, they then parade around town or the school grounds showing off their mud plastered vehicles. They are not hard to identify, a trip around the school parking lot will make it obvious. As I write this letter, the grassy meadow that was once Knowles Flat is impossible to walk on because of the ruts and churned up mud. Unfortunately, it seems that common sense, responsible use and respect for the land has not been instilled upon these 4x4 drivers before they were let loose upon the land. Responsible 4x4 users, myself included, do take our vehicles off-road and we do sometimes get

mud on our vehicles as well. But a responsible 4x4 user understands that getting a vehicle muddy is not the goal of an offroad trip and generally tries to avoid it, and we don’t deliberately destroy public land. Currently, the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan is being developed, a key component of which will be implementation of access management (including trail restrictions for motorized vehicles) within public lands. How we use public lands is under significant scrutiny right now, and irresponsible users are making responsible users look like very poor stewards of the land. My only hope is that they can be stopped before it is too late, and that we do not all lose our Crown granted permissions to these lands because of the actions of a few. The responsibility for correcting the damage occurring on the flat lies with the parents of young drivers. Parents need to ask these children why they continually arrive at home with their trucks looking like they do. They have to realize that whatever their children are doing to get their trucks to look the way they do cannot possibly be good for the environment. The pictures speak for themselves.

Herald Contirubtor photos

Top photo Knowles Flat in the summer. Bottom photo, Knowles Flats after misuse throughout the years.

Baldy Ridge Extension Project Information Session We Want to Hear From You

Information Sessions

Teck is proposing an extension to our Elkview Operations. The Baldy Ridge Extension (BRE) Project includes development of new pits and waste rock spoils, expansions to existing tailings facilities, additional mining infrastructure and development of future water treatment facilities.

Sparwood Centre Mall, 101 Red Cedar Drive April 28 – May 2, 2014

The proposed project would sustain mining at current production levels to 2046 and retain the existing workforce at Elkview.



Monday, April 28 Tuesday, April 29 Wednesday, April 30 Thursday, May 01 Friday, May 02

4:00 12:00 4:00 9:00 12:00

You are invited to learn more, provide your input and ask questions at an upcoming information session.

The information display will be available for viewing during mall hours. Teck staff will be available to answer questions at the following times: – – – – –

6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

10 – cRowSneSt PASS HeRALD – Wednesday, april 23, 2014

Come on down to the KRA Rodeo is celebrating 32 years

RobeRt thomas Pass Herald Reporter

Get ready for another wild weekend of ropin’, riding and downright, ornery, rodeo action. The Coleman Sports Complex will again be the venue for the 32nd annual Kananaskis Pro Rodeo. The Kananaskis Pro Rodeo is one of the first stops on the Canadian Pro Rodeo tour. Joanne Trotz, member of the KRA, says it is going to be a good time. “A lot of the cowboys and cowgirls that you would see at the Calgary Stampede or the finals up in Edmonton are going to be here.” The rodeo starts on Friday, April 25, and goes until Sunday, April 27. There is a cabaret on Saturday night; with Hey Romeo playing the event held at the Coleman

Sports Complex. There will be a mechanical bull and shooter bar, admission is $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the Crowsnest Pass Husky, Scotiabank, Sears, Rose Peddler & Sparwood Chamber of Commerce. Events at the rodeo include, bare back and saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling, and team roping and tie down roping. There will be trick riding performed by ‘YoungGunz’ and the crowd favourite clown Austin Stewart to keep everyone entertained. “We put on a really good show. A lot of people don’t realize if you are watching the rodeo at the Stampede or somewhere, you are sitting pretty far away from the action. When you are at our

Robert Thomas photo

Macey-Jo Friel, Jolayne Collings, JoanneTrotz, Jude Ewashen were riding around town last Thursday, promoting the coming Kananaskis Pro Rodeo.

arena, you are right there, right in the action. These boys put on a good rodeo,” said Trotz. Saturday morning there is a Jr/Sr rodeo that is open to everyone.

Events will include, poles, stake race, barrel racing, goat tying, steer daubing, and team roping. You must preregister for the events and cost is $10/event and $20 for

team roping. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for seniors and youth 14 and under. Kids under 5 are free. For more information visit or visit the KRA Facebook page. For more information on the Jr/Sr rodeo email bonnie180552@hotmail.c om to register.

2014 Prizes for KRA Sheriff Badges • Handcrafted Double/Queen Log Bed Donated By: Kay Kerr (Crafted by Tom & Deb Houda, Jr. & Family) • Gift Basket of Swag Donated by Sparwood Chamber of Commerce • Tool Kit Donated by Acklands Granger, Sparwood • Tim Horton’s Gift Pack Donated by Tim Horton’s, Blairmore • $50 Gift Card Donated by Overwaitea, Sparwood • $50 Gift Card Donated by Overwaitea, Sparwood • Fleece Blanket Donated by Co-operators Ins., Blairmore • $25 Gift Certificate Donated by In Style Salon, Pincher Creek • $25 Gift Certificate Donated by In Style Salon, Pincher Creek $25 Gift Certificate Donated by Ruffles Boutique, Pincher Creek $25 Gift Certificate Donated by Ruffles Boutique, Pincher Creek • $60 Passenger & Light Truck Oil Service Donated by Kal Tire, Sparwood • $125 Passenger & Light Truck Alignment Donated by Kal Tire, Sparwood • Hat/Shirt/Sticker (Prize Pack) Donated by Blairmore Precision Machining & Welding LTD, Coleman • Hat/Shirt/Sticker (Prize Pack) Donated by Blairmore Precision Machining & Welding LTD, Coleman • Hat/Shirt/Sticker (Prize Pack) Donated by Blairmore Precision Machining & Welding LTD, Coleman • Hat/Shirt (Prize Pack) Donated by Cat Rental Store, Sparwood • Hat/Shirt (Prize Pack) Donated by Cat Rental Store, Sparwood • Lock Knife Donated by Cat Rental Store, Sparwood

• Bag/Pen/Keychain etc. (Prize Pack) Donated by CIBC, Blairmore • Planter Donated by Crowsnest Rentals, Blairmore • $40 Gift Certificate Donated by Shear Envy Salon, Blairmore • $150 Gift Bag Donated by Side Street Stylz Hair Salon, Blairmore • Bracelet Donated by Neat n’ Nifty, Blairmore • Earrings Donated by Neat n’ Nifty, Blairmore • Bracelet Donated by Neat n’ Nifty, Blairmore • Ladies Hat & Shirt Donated by Crowsnest-Pincher Creek Landfill • Men’s Hat & Shirt Donated by Crowsnest-Pincher Creek Landfill • $15 Gift Certificate Donated by the Rum Runner Pub & Restaurant • T-shirt & $25 Gift Certificate Donated by Castle Custom Trucks, Pincher Creek • T-Shirt, Hat & Flashlight Donated by CNP EMS Industrial Safety Services • Western Themed Wall Hanging Donated by Pincher Creek Office Supplies • Canvas/Porcelain Wall Hanging Donated by Crockets Trading Co., Bellevue • Folding Pocket Knife Donated by Darkhorse Power Systems, Blairmore • Folding Pocket Knife Donated by Darkhorse Power Systems, Blairmore • Numbered Wolf Print Donated by CNP Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Crowsnest Pass

12 – cRowsnest PAss HeRALD – Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Looking Back by John Kinnear

Geology Rocks - Literally Part 1 We are blessed here in the Crowsnest Pass with some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere. It is easy to become complacent about it all or forget to look around and marvel at the mountain landscapes that surround us. That landscape has an incredibly complex geological structure to it that has been studied for over 150 years now by dozens of geologists. It started with George Mercer Dawson and J.B. Tyrell doing the first Government of Canada survey of the southern Rockies in 1883 and has been going on non-stop ever since. It is not

unusual these days to see van loads of university students and their Profs stopped at some of the more high profile geological occurrences. I thought it might be fun to thrust some of this geology at you the reader and in the process learn more about what it all means. And thrust is the right word here as the complexity of the Pass’ geology is a direct result of massive thrusting and folding and deformations as one of the earth’s tectonic plates shoved everything to the northeast for about 250 km. That is a lot of shoving and the end result is massive repeating of formations,

older rock on top of younger rock and synclines and anticlines all over the place. Let’s start at where Highway 22 hits Highway 3 and head west. Right off the bat as you look south from that intersection over top of the Crowsnest River you see a series of almost vertical formations of the Milk River Group one of which is known as the Virgelle Sandstone. It is massive white sandstone that forms the top of the ridge heading south from the river. The Virgelle is what they call a shore face and was formed from the beach sands of the ancient Col-

orado Sea. The amazing thing about the Virgelle is that is occurs west of this site at Lundbreck Falls where it is laying flat in what is called a “popup structure”. That is to say it is a horizontal wedge of what should be steeply dipping rock that popped up between two thrust faults. It the process we got an amazing water fall. The Virgelle reoccurs several places heading west through the Pass including the big rock cut in Coleman just past the 7-11. My back yard butts up against the east side of that Virgelle ridge and it has caused me no end of headaches as it has banded zones of harder and softer sandstones. The softer ones erode easily and chunks of the harder zones above them break off (called jointing failures) and topple into my rock garden making a mess. When the 7-11 was replacing their fuel tanks a couple of years ago their excavation ran into the Virgelle and it resulted in them having to put smaller than designed tanks into the ground. Why? They just could not dig through this hard formation. Probably the most significant thing about the Virgelle is that way back to the east at the foot of the Livingstone Range is has a deposit of magnetite near the top of its formation that became the center of a fairly disturbing proposal to mine said magnetite. Hopefully this unwarranted disturbance of the magnificent eastern slopes of the Livingstone has gone away for good. Returning to our eastern approach on Highway 3 you will find as you pass the Burmis Tree that you move through another massive sandstone feature just before you drop down to the Leitch Collieries turnoff. This is on the eastern side of the Blairmore Group, a very prominent formation throughout the Pass. It has distinctive greenish and maroon-colored sandstones and shale beds and the bottom of the formation is a massive sandstone conglomerate called the Cadomin.  Just east of Leitch Collieries as the highway climbs towards the turnoff to Passburg you pass by

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a part of the Blairmore known as the Beaver Mines Formation. It is a big rock cut that has a mix of sandstones and shales and the continuous erosion of the softer rocks necessitates a yearly cleanup of the ditch there. Iron provides the color in the Beaver Mines Formation with oxidized giving the purple layers and green coming from the layers that have been reduced (lost oxygen). Apparently some of the green color can also come from weathered volcanic dust carried on the wind from eruptions to the west. This formation reoccurs immediately west of the Bellevue Underground Mine on the highway and is prominent again west of Coleman just before the Coleman Collieries office. The Blairmore Formation continues uninterrupted between Leitch and the west side of Frank except for very thin occurrences of the Kootenay Group. The Kootenay is the breadwinner around here and contains the coal bearing formation that attracted mining interests last century wherever it outcropped. That would be in Bellevue just east of the mine entrance, then in Blairmore near the old Greenhill’s mine site and then again in Coleman on the west side of town. The thin Kootenay formation outcrops run north/south in all three

places hence so did the mines that drove into its coal outcrops. You are driving on top of the Kootenay as you pass by the old Mohawk tipple and you stay on it until you drop down past the east entrance to Bellevue towards the old mine. As you head downhill the contact between the basal Blairmore Formation which is the massive Cadomin sand and the Kootenay Formation (coal visible on the right) is clearly in view. There is also a prominent exposure of the Cadomin just west of Coleman as you round the first corner out of town. The Cadomin is not that thick but man oh man is it hard. It is pebbles cemented together with microcrystalline quartz and sometimes looks like concrete. Some of the pebbling in it is green chert and we all know how hard that is. Ben Gadd in his book Geology Road Tours notes that the greenest of the chert pebbles in the Coleman outcrop of Cadomin look like those found in the Cache Creek Terrane which is hundreds of miles to the west. If this is true then finding them here tells us that rivers once flowed from central B.C. into Alberta. Tune in next week when I will reverse thrust you all the way to Crowsnest Lakes.  It’s not my fault tho!









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John Kinnear photo Photos from top to bottom: Virgelle Sandstone near Hwy 22/Hwy 3 intersection Beaver Mines formation near Leitch Collieries Blairmore/Kootenay contact near Bellevue Mine Cadomin conglomerate west of Coleman

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - crowsnest PAss HerALD - 13

CommunIty Calendar

Crowsnest Pass • Sparwood • Elkford • Fernie • And Area If you have something you would like to see in our community calendar please call 403-562-2248 or 250-425-0051 or email or CROWSNEST PASS Wednesday •SPICE Play Group - 9 - 10:30am @ CNP Parent Link Centre • CNP Indoor Playground 9:30am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Stay for Play 9:30 - 10:30am @ MDM Complex • Language Fun Time 10:30-11:30am @ CNP Parent Link Centre • Exercise for Life (adult fitness program) - 10am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Little Picassos (ages 3-6) 10-11am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Gymwalk indoor walking 11am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Story Time at the Crowsnest Community Library 1 - 2 pm • Country Jam 2-5pm @ The Greenhill Hotel • Take off Pounds Sensibly - 6pm at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue • Adult badminton 7pm at Isabelle Sellon School gym in Blairmore • Skate Board Park Open @ Albert Stella Arena 6:30-8pm • Parents of Teens Support Group 7:00pm @ CCHS • Open Mic/Jam Night 9:30pm @ The Greenhill Hotel Thursday •SPICE Play Group - 9 - 10:30am @ CNP Parent Link Centre • CNP Indoor Playground 9:30am at MDM Complex, Bellevue • Gymwalk indoor walking 11am at MDM Complex, Bellevue  • Parent/Tot and Senior Skate - 1-1:45pm • Pathfinders & Rangers 4-6pm @ Isabelle Sellon School •Sparks, Brownies & Girl Guides 6pm @ Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore • Olsen’s Fitness Class 7:30-8:30pm @ MDM Friday • KRA Pro Rodeo @ Crowsnest Complex •SPICE Play Group - 9 - 10:30am @ CNP Parent Link Centre • CNP Indoor Playground 9:30am at MDM Complex, Bellevue • Kids on the Move (ages 0-6) 11-11:30am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Gymwalk indoor walking 11am at MDM Complex, Bellevue Saturday • KRA Pro Rodeo @ Crowsnest Complex Sunday

• KRA Pro Rodeo @ Crowsnest Comlex • Youth Bible Study 7-9pm @ Crowsnest Christian Assembly Monday •SPICE Play Group - 9 - 10:30am @ CNP Parent Link Centre • CNP Indoor Playground - 9:30am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Stay for Play (ages 0-6) - 9:30-10:30am • Homespun Program - 10am @ Parent Link Centre • Rhyme Time (ages 0-6) - 10:45-11:30am • Exercise for Life adult fitness program - 10am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Gymwalk indoor walking - 11am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Air Cadets - 6:30pm @ Blairmore Elks Hall Tuesday •SPICE Play Group - 9 - 10:30am @ CNP Parent Link Centre • CNP Indoor Playground - 9:30am @ MDM Complex, Bellevue • Gymwalk indoor walking - 11am at MDM Complex, Bellevue  • Crowsnest Community Choir - 7pm @ Isabelle Sellon School, Blairmore • Co-Ed Volleyball - 7pm @ Isabelle Sellon School gym, Blairmore  • Writer’s Circle 7pm @ Blairmore Library SPARWOOD Wednesday • Drop-in Yoga Energize 5:45-6:30am @ Rec Centre •Early Bird Swim 7-10am @ Rec Centre •Gentle Fit 8:30-9:30am @ Rec Centre •Parent & Tot Funtime  9:30am - 12:00pm @ Rec Centre • Aqua Fit - 10--11am @ Rec Centre • Hop Time 11:30-Noon @ Sparwood Library • Lap Time 1:30-2:30pm @ Sparwood Library • Drop-in Core Circuit 6-7pm @ Rec Centre • Public Swim 6:30-8pm @ Rec Centre •14+ Swim  8-9pm @ Rec Centre Thursday •Drop-in Beach Body Sculpt 9-10 @ Rec Centre • Ladies’ Morning Wallyball 9:30-11am • Kinder Gym 10:45-11:45am @ Rec Centre • Lanes & Leisure 1-3pm @ Rec Centre • Story Time 1:30-2:30pm @ Sparwood Library • Drop-in Full Charge 4:45-5:45pm @ Rec Centre • Public Swim 6:30-9pm @ Rec Centre • Al Anon 7:30 @ Sparwood Hospital (Doctor’s entrance) • AA Meeting 8pm @ Sparwood Library

• Adult Rec Hockey 9:30-11pm @ the Sparwood Arena Friday • Early Bird Swim - 7-10am @ Rec Centre • Gentle Fit - 8:30-9:30am @ Rec Centre • Drop-in Power Blast 9-10am @ Rec Centre • Drop-in Gentle Flow Yoga 9:15-10am @ Rec Centre • Aqua Fit - 10-11am @ Rec Centre • Free Public Swim 4-5:30pm @ the Rec Centre • Public Swim 6:30-9pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre Saturday •  AA  Meeting  Breakfast  9am  Meeting  10am  @ Causeway Bay - Peter Fleury Room • Public Swim 2-5:30pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre • Sparwood Public Swim 6:30-9pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre Sunday • Family Swim 12-2pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre • Public Swim 2-4:30pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre • Master Swim & Lane Swim 4:30-5:30pm @ Rec Centre • Kayaking @ Sparwood Rec Centre • Sparwood Lions TV Bingo 7pm Channel 950 Monday • Drop-in Yoga Strength 5:45-6:30am @ Rec Centre • Early Bird Swim - 7-10am @ Rec Centre • Gentle Fit - 8:30-9:30am @ Rec Centre • Drop-in Cardio Core 9-10am @ Rec Centre • Aqua Fit - 10-11am @ Rec Centre • Drop-in Gym Orientation 4:30-5pm @ Rec Centre • Drop-in Power Step 6-7pm @ Rec Centre • Public Swim 6:30-8pm @ Rec Centre • Sparwood Council Meeting 7pm • AA Meeting 7:30 @ Sparwood Hospital (doctor’s entrance) • 14+ Swim  8-9pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre Tuesday • Drop-in Circuit Training 5:30-6:15am @ Rec Centre • Ladies’ Morning Wallyball 9:30-11am • Computer Fun 1-3pm @ Sparwood Library • Run Club 4:15pm Meet @ Mountain View Teck Office • Drop-in Total Health 4:45-5:45pm @ Rec Centre • American Sign Language 6-8pm @ Sparwood Library • Public Swim - 6:30-8pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre • Drop In Aqua Fit 8-9pm @ Sparwood Rec Centre ELKFORD Wednesday

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• Co-ed Aquafit - 9:30-10:15am @ Elkford Pool • Toonie Swim - 10:30-12pm @ Elkford Pool •  Wednesdays  Knitting/Crocheting  (18+)  6:308:30pm @ Aquatic Centre Multi-Purpose Room • Badminton (16+) 8-10pm @ Elkford Secondary Gym Thursday :• Toonie Swim 10:30am-12pm @ Elkford Pool • Public Skating 10am-12pm @ Elkford Arena • Public Swim 6-8pm @ Elkford Pool • Volleyball (16+) 8-10pm @ Elkford Secondary Gym Friday • Co-ed Aquafit - 9:30-10:15am @ Elkford Pool • Toonie Swim - 10:30am-12pm @ Elkford Pool • Public Swim 1:15-3:15pm @ Elkford Pool • $3.00 Swim 6-8pm @ Elkford Pool • Teen Swim (Grade 7 -12) 8-9pm @ Elkford Pool Saturday • Public Swim 2:30-4:30pm @ Elkford Pool • Public Swim 5:30-8pm @ Elkford Pool  Sunday • Public Swim 1-5pm @ Elkford Pool Monday • Floor Hockey (16+) 8-10pm @ Elkford Secondary Gym Tuesday • Co-ed Aquafit - 9:30-10:15am @ Elkford Pool • Toonie Swim - 10:30am-12:00pm @ Elkford Pool • Basketball (16+) 8-10pm @ Elkford Secondary Gym FERNIE Wednesday • Public Swim - 6:30am-1:00pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre  • Active Fit 8:30-9:15am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre •Kindergym 10-11am @ the Holy Family Centre •Toddlertime (ages 2 and under) - 11:15-12pm @ Fernie Library • Fernie Rotary Meeting 12pm @ Park Place Lodge • Cribbage 1pm @ Fernie Seniors Drop In Centre •  Lego  Club  &  Board  Games  (ages  6-10)  -  3:304:45pm @ Fernie Library •Public Swim 3:30-8:00pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Sonrise Healing Rooms Open for Prayers 7-9pm @ 1361 Eighth Ave • Adult (19+) Badminton 7-9pm @ Fernie Community Centre • AA Meeting 7:30pm @ Christ Church Anglican • Jam Night @ The Royal

Thursday • Public Swim 6:30am-1:00pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Bun & Soup Lunch 11:30-1:00pm @ Fernie Family Centre •Adult Shinny - 8:45-10:15am @ Fernie Memorial Arena •Aqua Blast 9-9:45am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • MOMs Group 9:30-11:30am @ Fernie Library • Gentle Fit 10:30-11:15am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Free Public Skating 10:30-11:15am @ Fernie Memorial Arena • Public Swim 3:30-8pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Jam Night 9pm @ The Brickhouse Friday • Public Swim 6:30am-1pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Aqua Blast 8:30-9:15am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Adult Badminton 9-11am @ Fernie Community Centre • Kindergym 10-11am @ the Holy Family Centre • Gentle Fit 10:30-11:15am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Storytime (ages 3-5) 11:15am-12pm @ Fernie Library • Seniors Curling League Play - Afternoon • Public Swim 3:30-8pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre Saturday • Public Swim 2-8pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre Sunday • AA Meeting 7:30pm @ Christ Church Anglican • The Song of the Phoenix 4pm @ Knox United Church Monday • Public Swim - 6:30am-1pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Active Fit - 8:30-9:15am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Dominoes 1pm @ Seniors Drop In Centre • “Game On!” 1-2:30 pm @ Fernie Heritage Library •Sonrise Healing Rooms Open for Prayers 1-3pm @ 1361 Eighth Ave • Public Swim 3:30-8pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Bridge 6:00pm @ Seniors Drop In Centre • Mahjong 7:00pm @ Seniors Drop In Centre • Power Hour Immune Strategy 1-2pm @ Elk Valley Family Chiropractic Tuesday • Public Swim - 6:30am-1:00pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Aqua Blast 9-9:45am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Kindergym 10-11am @ the Holy Family Centre • Crafts 10am-1:30pm @ Seniors  Drop In Centre • Gentle Fit 10:30-11:15am @ Fernie Aquatic Centre • Storytime (ages 3-5) 11:15am-12:00pm @ Fernie Library • Public Swim 3:30-8pm @ Fernie Aquatic Centre

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14 – CrowsnesT Pass HeraLD – Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Teck announces the layoff of 600 workers Industry insiders and news agencies reporting the biggest hit division will be coal LisA sygutek Pass Herald Publisher

Teck Resources announced on Tuesday, April 22 that it will cut its entire workforce by ap-

proximately 600 people as the price of coal remains at an all time low. Around 47% of the profits realized by the company come from the

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metallurgical coal market supported mostly through the five mines in the Elk Valley. According to Don Lindsay, Teck CEO, “Coal

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prices are at the lowest level since 2007 and margins are at the their lowest level in 10 years”. He went on to say that, “half the reductions [are] expected to come from a 5% reduction in our workforce, which represents 600 positions”. The announcement came as the company reported a 68% drop in adjusted first quarter profits due to low commodity prices. The Vancouverbased company also noted that it will defer the restart of its Quintette coal project in British Columbia which has not been in operation since 2000. Metallurgical coal prices continue to drop in the world market making projects such as the Quintette restart not economically feasible. News agencies have confirmed that a large number of the job cuts will come from the coal side of Teck’s business with 80 coming directly from the Quintette restart project. The company is doing a cost reduction program including 200 million worth of cost cuts along with a 150 million in capital spending. To date the company, known to be tenacious in tough times, has already


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achieved a 345 million dollar cost reduction to present. The coal business is the largest unit hit by the world economy due to coal prices. The last quarter of 2013 saw coal prices at $161 US. Prices have since fallen even more in the first quarter of 2014 to $143 US. As the price of coal drops so does the company’s profits. Gross profits in the first quarter of 2013 were 994 million dollars as compared to the first quarter of 2014 at 732 million dollars. predict Analysts prices will fall even further in the second quarter of 2014 perhaps as low as $120 US. The price has continued to fall due to the decreased demand for steel making coal, particularly in China coupled with an increase in production by Australia. We asked Nic Milligan, Manager, Community & Governmental Affairs about the following : Teck’s workforce reductions • The industry continues to face challenging market conditions for the commodities Teck produces. • In response to

these conditions, Teck is implementing additional cost reduction measures company-wide in order to maintain competitiveness and emerge stronger from the current price cycle. • This includes reducing Teck’s global workforce by approximately 600 positions or 5%. • Where possible, efforts will be made to achieve planned reductions through attrition – only critical vacancies will be filled. • Detailed plans will be developed for each Teck site and office in the coming weeks, including Teck’s operations in the Elk Valley. Coal Production • Teck’s expected 2014 steelmaking coal production remains to be in the range of 26 to 27 million tonnes, depending on customer demand. Teck Outlook • While we believe that the longer term fundamentals for steelmaking coal are favorable, the recent weakness in some of these markets may persist for some time. •    Moving forward we will continue to assess and ensure our operations are aligned with market conditions.

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Park Wardens- Back Country Humor and Song Crowsnest Conservation Society

Parks Canada has been employing Park Wardens to protect the natural and cultural resources, campgrounds and park visitors in our national parks since 1909. The service was literally created on horseback and was born as the Fire and Game Guardian Service. Between the 1950s and mid-1960s park visitor ship quadrupled and their service was forced to broaden to include ski and mountain rescue training, public safety, proper trail markings, backcountry campand trail sites maintenance. Park Wardens work under section 18 of the National Parks Act and have the authority of peace officers. In 2009 when the Canadian Na-

tional Park Warden Service turned 100 years old two of its wardens Ray Schmidt and Scott Ward formed a band they called The Wardens. Scott Ward, who started as a warden in 1969 and retired in 2005, brings over 35 years of life experience to the group. It includes a whole myriad of qualifications including backcountry park warden, avalanche forecaster and manger of a public safety program at Pacific Rim National Park in B.C. He also spent 17 years as a search-and-rescue dog handler at Banff handling missing person searches, avalanche issues, poaching cases and helping out the RCMP. Ward has been picking at a guitar since he was twelve and he along with Schmidt and newcomer Bradley Bischoff

bring superb musicianship, great vocals and bone chilling tales about their 65 years spent in the most rugged of places. Actually one would hardly call Bischoff a new comer as his 32 year work history as a warden has taken him from Iqaluit to Ucluelet. When Bischoff worked in the Brazeau District on the south boundary of Jasper National Park he sometimes spent 17 consecutive days on horseback in some pretty rugged country. These days Bradley Bischoff is one of approximately 400 wardens in the Parks Canada service working coast to coast. Bischoff is one of just seven who patrol the entire network of Banff backcountry trails on horseback each season, staying in strategically lo-

cated cabins along the way. A farrier, ranch manager, musician and teacher, Bischoff’s song writing and guitar playing reflect his diverse western life. According to Bradley: “That’s our goal as a band: to take our audience on an adventure from the valley bottom to the mountaintop and everywhere in between — and take them on a rollercoaster of emotions.” An entertaining evening with The Wardens will happen on Friday, April 25th at 7 p.m. at the Frank Slide Interpretive Center. The event is a Crowsnest Conservation Society sponsored evening as part of their promotion of back-to-nature events.   Admission is free. Make sure you call Denise at 403-562-8556 or email her at

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16 – CrOwsnesT PAss HerALD – Wednesday, april 23, 2014

Town replaces Finance Officer Lisa sygutek Pass Herald Publisher

The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass has hired a new Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Taking over the helm is Michele Schalekamp who comes to the community from Elkford, B.C. Schalekamp is commuting to work, as her children are finishing out the school year before coming to the Crowsnest Pass. Schalekamp worked as the Finance Manager at Fernie Lodging Company and the Chief Financial Officer for District of Tumbler Ridge. See next week’s Pass Herald for more information on the newest member of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass’ Management Team.

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Spray Lake Sawmills will be hosting its annual Open House on May 8th, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Fish and Game Hall in Crowsnest Pass. The purpose of the open house is to present all of the company’s harvest plans for the upcoming season. This includes the 2014 General Development Plan as well as the various Forest Harvest Plans. Spray Lake Sawmills Woodlands staff will be available to help answer any questions and gather any feedback you may have on these plans. We look forward to seeing you there.

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I am a recent graduate of Lethbridge College’s Communication Arts program. I am finishing my studies in this field by completing my practicum at the Crowsnest Pass Herald. The moment I heard of the opportunity to work in an independent newspaper in a town close to where I grew up, I jumped at the chance to do so. Local news is the glue of a small community. It provides a human and unbiased look at the goings on in a community. I look forward to meeting the people of the Crowsnest Pass and the Elk Valley, focusing on their stories and sharing the news of the area.

I grew up south of Pincher Creek in a small community called Twin Butte. There, I learned the joys of fishing, hunting and just being outside. I have fished the rivers and streams in southern Alberta and have enjoyed the beauty of this area immensely. Such an upbringing has made me appreciate the beauty of Alberta and made me realise the importance of small towns, its people and their way of life. I am an avid fisherman, longing for the snows of winter to recede. Allowing me to search for the best holes I have heard so much about on the Crowsnest River. Spring is here, and I am sure just like everyone it cannot come soon enough. I look forward to learning more about this area, learning as much as I can from the people who populate the Crowsnest Pass and Elk Valley. So if you see me on the street and have something to say, don’t be afraid to call me over. I am always willing to listen to your stories.

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Receive CAD$1,000 towards select Ford Custom truck accessories, excluding factory-installed accessories/options (“Accessory/ies”), with the purchase or lease of a new 2013/2014 Ford F-150 (excluding Raptor) or Super Duty (excluding Chassis Cabs) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) delivered or factory ordered during the Program Period (the “Offer”). Offer is subject to vehicle and Accessory availability. Offer is not redeemable for cash and can only be applied towards eligible Accessories. Any unused portions of the Offer are forfeited. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle. *Purchase a new 2014 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for $40,499 after Manufacturer Rebate of $5,750 and $750 cash alternative to accessories are deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total rebates deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,800 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until April 30, 2014, receive as low as 5.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2014 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Purchase financing monthly payment is $639 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $295 with a down payment of $1,950 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $7,436.41 or APR of 5.99% and total to be repaid is $45,985.41. Down payment may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $5,750, $750 cash alternative to accessories and freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after rebates deducted. ††Until April 30, 2014, lease a new 2014 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get as low as 1.49% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $43,849 at 1.49% LAPR for up to 24 months with $1,950 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $299, total lease obligation is $9,126 and optional buyout is $22,363. 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OFFICE MANAGER REQUIRED Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing is seeking a reliable and motivated individual for the Part-Time position of Office Manager (20-24 hours/week). This is a new position, and as such, the duties will evolve over time. The primary duties are to provide support to the executive management team by planning and organizing the clerical aspect of the organization. This position is also responsible for office supply inventory, records management, various accounting functions, minutes of meetings, and providing some basic tech support. This is an out-of-scope position. Qualifications: • Minimum 2 Year Certificate or Diploma in a related field. • Consideration may be given to individuals with a Grade 12 Diploma, if they have at least 3 years’ experience in a related position. • Excellent communication and computer skills, including a proficiency in Simply Accounting and Microsoft Office. • Must be flexible, organized, and work well in a team environment. • Experience working in a non-profit or unionized environment is an asset. • Clean Criminal Record Check required If you are interested, please submit your resume by May 2, 2014 to: Dee-Anna Aubin, CFO via email:; fax: (403) 562-2106; or, drop off at 1810 – 112th Street Blairmore, AB.

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AWNA CLASSIFIEDS MEIER-2 DAY Classic Car & Truck Auction. Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4, 11 a.m. both days. 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Consign today, call 780440-1860. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION! 7th Annual Calgary Collector Car Auction, May 9 - 10, Indoors Convention Center Grey Eagle Casino. Over 100 pieces of memorabilia selling No Reserve. All makes & models welcome. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; PUBLIC AUCTION. City of Cold Lake: Equipment, trucks, Bobcat, shop items, etc. 1515 - 16 St., Cold Lake, Alberta. May 3, Saturday, 11 a.m. Scribner Auction, 780-842-5666; WHEATLAND AUCTIONS Consignment Auction. May 3, 10 a.m. in Cheadle, Alberta. Farm equipment, vehicles, heavy equipment, RVs, etc. Consign now! Phone 403-669-1109; CLOSEOUT AUCTION. Wellington Garden Centre. Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m., 13648 - 142 St., Edmonton. Final closeout of garden centre, fountains, garden furniture, greenhouse fixtures, new fireplaces, plus a complete 2012 Tutti Frutti Kiosk at 11 a.m. For details: or 780-922-6090. AUTO/TOOL AUCTION. Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. Auto's, golf cart, tools, parts, surplus, storage buildings, benches, tents, pressure washers. Scribner Auction, Wainwright, Alberta. 7808 4 2 - 5 6 6 6 ; ESTATE AUCTION for Larry Thimer. Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. Machine Shop & North Star Hydraulics, 55103 - Hwy 28A, Gibbons. Also tractors, vehicles, etc. Details: Andruchow Auctions L t d . ; WELDING & FABRICATION. Innovative Solutions, Hayter, Al-

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Auto Parts WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-875-0270 (Lloydminster).

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Coming Events CALGARY DOLL CLUB Antique & Collectible Show & Sale. Hourly door prizes & face painting. Saturday, May 3/14, 10 - 3 p.m., Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 - 90 Ave. SE, Calgary. Admission: Adults $5. Children under 12 free.

Employment Opportunities HOME BUILDING CENTRE, Red Deer - Seeking experienced salespeople (contractor desk); also Project Estimator. Building supplies knowledge a must. Wage commensurate with experience. Email resume: 1-403343-6422. FULL-TIME TRUCK DriverTrack Hoe and Cat Operators wanted. Experience in operating equipment, loading & unloading all types of equipment. Competitive wages & benefits. Must have all tickets. Resident of Whitecourt an asset. Please fax resume to 780-778-2444. FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western

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