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Shannon’s Blinds & Designs “We have a Phantom screen door, blinds and shutters. We’re so pleased! What a quality supplier here in our valley!”

Leslie & Gary Sneyd Free In-Home Consultation

What was the name of the Ottawa Canadian Football League team from 2003 to 2006? (Answer on page 7)

• Lifetime Warranty • High Quality • Affordable Prices • Phantom Screens (250) 342-5749

December 6-12, 2018

Volume 16 Issue 49

Artisan Market

Filled with Laughter

The pre-Christmas craft fairs continue with an Artisan Market at Copper Point Resort on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. You can browse the work of local artisans with a glass of wine in hand from 5 to 9 pm Friday evening, or 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Friday night also features live music by Bill Cropper. Handmade gifts are the best gifts, and you get to support our entrepreneurial friends and neighbours by buying their work at the same time.

Laughter is so good for you. It generates endorphins that improve your mood, mask pain and strengthen social bonds. It also improves brain deductive powers. This Friday, December 7 brings ‘Yukyuks On Tour’ to the Horsethief Creek Pub in Radium. Comedians Adam Delorey and Tommy Mellor will have your sides in stitches with their witty entertainment. Enjoy a great night out with delicious food and beverages plus a few good laughs.

Vendor Sample Sales Event

It’s a valley tradition: the Valley Voices’ annual Christmas concert at Christ Church Trinity. Get your tickets before they sell out. They’re $10 each, or $5 for a student, and available at Inspire Floral Boutique, the Bighorn Cafe or the Purple Cow Gift Shop. This is such an inspiring, popular event that the choir offers two performances, on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8, both starting at 7 pm. Special guests include the Voices of Eileen Madson Primary School’s children’s choir. It’s always an incredible event.

Get over to AG Valley Foods this Saturday, December 8 for a great day in the store. They have incredible deals going on all day with music to accompany your shopping from DJ Wild Bill. There will be several of their local suppliers present for sampling so it will be a wonderful time to be stopping in at AG Valley Foods.

Classical Tip Are you a guitarist looking for advice on how to sound better? Stay tuned.

Choir’s Christmas Concerts

LOCAL SUPPLIERS’ SAMPLE DAY Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 am-3 pm

8 Local Suppliers DJ Wild Bill Free Coffee






We carry canes, walkers, wheelchairs and many other aids for daily living to help you heal quicker.

Gourmet Cheese 20% off Butter $3.50/lb Chinese Mandarins $3.50 Kicking Horse Coffee $10 Much More!

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am-5 pm Located below Invermere Pharmasave


Experiencing an Injury or Illness? Ask about our Rental Program.

Open 7 am-10 pm daily

DCS Plumbing For repairs or service call:

250-341-8501 Seniors’ Discount

24 Hour emergency service

GET A GRIP!! WE HAVE SNOW TIRES! 250-342-0800 Industrial Road # 2, Invermere Next to NAPA Auto Parts



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December 6-12, 2018

Rockies’ Hockey annual

CHRISTMAS CONCERT Friday, Dec. 7 & Saturday, Dec. 8

Christ Church Trinity, 7 pm with special guests

Voices of EMP Children’s Choir Tickets $10 (students $5) at Inspire Floral Boutique, Bighorn Café & Purple Cow Gift Shop

The Columbia Valley Rockies are playing some strong hockey these days. They are coming off a 4-point road weekend with 54 wins over both Grand Forks and Spokane. The Rockies are solid in second place in the division behind the Kimberley Dynamiters. The Rockies are on the road for two more games but do return for a home game this coming Tuesday, December 11, hosting the Fernie Ghostriders. Let’s keep the great fan support going for these guys.

For Rent Two bedroom walk-out basement suite, partially furnished, wood stove, pets negotiable. $800 plus 1/2 utilities. 341-7243. _____

Hall rental and catering. Royal Canadian Legion, Invermere. Reasonable rates. 250-688-0640.


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MERRY CHRISTMAS Have a wonderful season.


What do the following words have in common? STURDY, THIRSTY, CALMNESS, DEFORMED, INOPERATIVE. See page 9.

Thanks for your patronage in 2018


Windermere Community Hall. Upgraded. Lots of features. Call 778-526-0092.


Learn to Solder If you’re curious about electronics, book a spot today at Maker Space’s upcoming soldering workshop. This Sunday, December 9, volunteer experts will walk you through soldering your very own lit-up Christmas tree. Learn how to identify electronic parts, mount them on a circuit board and solder them together. The workshop takes place at the Invermere Legion from noon until 4 pm, with all supplies provided for $20. Spaces are filling quickly so register now at


Hot Tub Rentals, Diamond Heating & Spas, 250-342-7100.

Professional Spa Maintenance, weekly, bi-weekly. Valley Spas, 250-342-3922 _____

Shannon's Blinds & Designs. Covering the Valley one window at a time. 250-342-5749. _____

B.B’s Home & Yard Care Services. Snow Removal, Fall cleanup, Eaves troughs, home maintenance, moving & packing. 250-688-2897.

Classes Group Workshops. Gentle Yoga. Laughter Yoga. Meditation. Bollywood Dance Along. Private Counselling, Yoga. Sensory Therapy. 778-316-6371.

Quick Learner BOX 2228 742 - 13 STREET INVERMERE, B.C. V0A 1K0 PHONE 250-342-3031 FAX 250-342-6945 EMAIL

BOX 459 7559 MAIN STREET RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. V0A 1M0 PHONE 250-347-9350 FAX 250-347-6350 TOLL FREE 1-866-342-3031

My son got eight out of ten on his driver’s test. The other two guys jumped out of the way.

Cold Turkey Time This Sunday, December 9 is the Turkey Spiel at the Invermere District Curling Centre. This is a totally fun day of curling with short (4 end) games, lunch, prizes (turkeys and turkey-related items), and more. The entry is only $25/person and everyone is welcome to enter. Just do it by Thursday (Dec. 6) at noon by calling 250-342-3315. If you don’t enter, stop in and watch some fun curling and take a shot at the ‘Turkey Shoot’ draws to the button.

The Valley Peak is a very affordable and effective way to get your message to the Columbia Valley

European Goodies As always, Konig Meat & Sausage Company is bringing in delicious, specialty treats from Europe for Christmas. My Mom loves the marzipans. Enjoy the season folks.



LOCKWORKS 1-587-577-9589 Tracy Shandrowsky CJL Scott Sauermann 250-342-5889

Grant Costello 250-342-1052

Dave McGrath 250-341-1967

Joe Evanoff 250-341-7045

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December 6-12, 2018


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Robservations Entitlement or gratitude? Which of those are you filled with? I think they are pretty much the opposite of each other. We all have so many expectations in today’s society. We want everything and everyone around us to be perfect. Our version of perfect that is. We get offended if another vehicle cuts in front of us or if a friend doesn’t treat us the way we feel they should. We seem to forget that the other folks are living their lives towards their ‘perfection’ also. They aren’t really interested in our needs. They are travelling their own road with their own expectations of us. WE have to learn to ‘get over it’ quickly. Forget about it if someone does not do as you expect of them. Just carry on and be grateful for what they did do. That is the key. Teach yourself to be grateful for all the things around you. We all have a lot going for us but we just take it all for granted. I can say that my life is a lot tougher than it was a couple of years ago, but through this journey I have seen a lot of blessings. I have had many people step up to help me in many ways. And I am grateful. A perfect example is dialysis itself. I hate it but I am grateful that I am able to do it and stay alive. Believe me, the gratefulness outweighs the negative aspects every time.

Rehab I checked into the hokey-pokey clinic and turned myself around.

Live Music in Radium Classic rock comes to the Horsethief Creek Pub on Monday, December 10, with local band N.O.W. taking over the stage from 7 to 9 pm. Phone up a friend and make a date. It’s tempting to stay at home in the winter evenings so big cheers to the Horsethief for offering up great food, drinks and free music to lure us out and keep us social. With the shuttle service available, you don’t even have to drive.

Beautiful Greenery Don’t you just love the look of a nice, full, natural wreath at Christmastime? And the scent! Kootenay Bough and Cone is up and running for the season. Check out their display at Frater Landing, near Columbia Valley Trading.

Skookum Inn 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Free Lotto Ticket with 5 Fills. 2₡ Off Gas Wednesday & Saturday. $14.99 for 20 lbs Propane. $22.50 for 30 lbs Propane. Open 6:30 am to 11 pm Daily.

Before mercury, what was used to fill a thermometer? What was the last letter added to our alphabet? Red, yellow and blue are all what types of colour? Which term means related to the moon? How many legs does a lobster have? What word represents the letter ‘P’ in International Radio Code?

Answers are hidden within ads in this issue. Enjoy your search!

This will be a wonderful market Get out and enjoy yourself Support local artisans


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December 6-12, 2018

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Dog Walking-Kritter Sitting-House Sitting


Watson’s Waddle Well I have finally made it big as a canine writer. My article on picking up poop made it to Facebook Cheers & Jeers. Funny because I thought it was a bit of a crappy topic. I am loving the fresh snow. It is my favourite time of year as I discover different scents by burying my nose into the snow. I love leaving fresh tracks in a field. My feet are huge with claws for digging so my tracks can look a bit like cougar or bear tracks. I am proud of that. I also love the fresh, crisp, cool air. Rob keeps the wood stove going every day so the house is very cozy. It makes the coolness outside feel pretty good sometimes. So to all you dog owners out there, make sure you are getting out and enjoying the weather with your pups and poopers. They will love it and it is great for you.

What Planet Am I? I am the second smallest planet in the Solar System and the fourth planet from the Sun. I have 2 moons and a very similar rotational period to Earth. I am a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere. What planet am I? See page 10.

Sunday Brunch The Diner at The Skookum Inn on the highway in Windermere is doing Sunday Brunches in December. Enjoy eggs Benny, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, an omelet station, salads, fresh fruit and more. Don’t miss out on that meal.

Tough Loss

CHRISTMAS STOCK Gift Wrap & Bags Decorations

Party Supplies & Helium Art & Craft Supplies Giftware & Toys Books for All Ages & Much More! New stock arrives weekly.

If we don’t have it we will be happy to get it.

We accept special orders too! Across from the Invermere Post office

Sunday Noon-4 pm Monday Noon-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm 3. Primary

Two climbers came to a huge crevasse. “Be careful,” says one of them. “My mountain guide fell in there last year.” “I bet you feel bad about that.” “Not really. It was pretty old and missing a few pages.”

Show us your local ID and receive 25% off select gift certificate this month. Website : Phone 250-688-0033 or email

The Best of Seconds OPEN Tues-Fri 10-5 Saturday 11-3 Adults’ & Kids’ Clothing Shoes, Toys, Books Infant Equipment, Maternity Items Much, Much More Located below Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy 250-342-4430

Mon-Fri 8 am-7:30 pm Saturday 8 am-6 pm Sunday 9 am-6 pm

The Christmas countdown is on!

Come see us for everything you need for the whole family this year! Fall Store Hours now in effect

OPEN Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm ► CUSTOM EXHAUST SYSTEMS ► WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENT ► TIRE SERVICES ►Brakes, mufflers, suspensions, air conditioning,

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December 6-12, 2018


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Kidney Failure


So life carries on with this four-times-daily home peritoneal dialysis adventure. Scheduling my days around health issues every single day for the rest of my life. Something I have to accept, but really, it sucks. Now apparently I am losing a bit of ground on my urea levels. Not sure why but it leads to me having to do ‘hybrid’ dialysis, both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. So I am off to Cranbrook on occasion. At Christmas I will be headed back to Castlegar to check out training for a home hemodialysis unit. I tried it in August and had a very intense allergic reaction. That makes this a bit scary but if it works then I can still do all my dialysis at home, here in Invermere. My house will pretty much have its own medical room. Anyways, that is where I am at this week. Hemo in Cranbrook.

Travel Wisdom Finding lost luggage at the airport is a nightmare. You might think it’d be easy, but that’s not the case.

The Thrifty Reporter

ROAD TRIP TIME The Columbia Valley Rockies are on the road until December 11. We will be visiting Creston and Nelson before our next home game. Tuesday, December 11


HoHoHo! I love the joy and cheer that December brings. Take a walk down Main Street to see the bustle of people and the cheer of Christmas decorations. Walk into a store to hear the Christmas music. Did you know that the Invermere Thrift Store is a great place to find so many Christmas items? There is wrapping paper, ribbon and cards, linens and Christmas dishes, Christmas decorations and bells, toys for children and jewelry for ladies plus much more. With such great prices this store definitely helps the Christmas budget stretch a little further.


PASTOR: Matt Moore Sunday, December 9, 10:30 am


Pastor Matt Moore ministering “K.I.D.S.” Church (age 3 to grade 7)



Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm


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December 6-12, 2018

My Progress. 5. Ten

BOX 2228 742 - 13 STREET INVERMERE, B.C. V0A 1K0 PHONE 250-342-3031 FAX 250-342-6945 EMAIL

BOX 459 7559 MAIN STREET RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. V0A 1M0 PHONE 250-347-9350 FAX 250-347-6350 TOLL FREE 1-866-342-3031

I will find out where I am with my multiple myeloma this week as I meet with the doctor in the oncology department in Cranbrook. I also go for a skeletal survey on the same day to see if any bones are showing signs of deterioration. I am pretty nervous about all of this as a negative result leads to bad treatment. Not what I want. I have put enough poison in my body in various forms without needing more chemo for now. I will be sticking to all my ‘alternative’ treatments, including just eating very healthy. The oncology ward is not my favourite place to be. It has been a nice couple of months since my last trip there.



Find us at Contact us at 250-342-9692 or email

Week or Two Off

Gel & Pedicures

Judy 250-341-5245 Days, Evenings and Weekends

The Valley Peak runs every week throughout the year except for one or two around Christmas and New Year. It is a pretty steady adventure and I really appreciate all the folks who help me out. This year I will do an issue the week before Christmas and probably take two weeks off, starting back up again the second week of January. Make sure you get your New Year’s Eve info to me well before Christmas. It is hard getting a bit of a holiday in my life with The Valley Peak. Hopefully I can sneak another week off for fishing this spring. This small business owner-operator stuff is pretty demanding.


My Favourite Things Three of my favourite things are eating my family and not using commas.

24 Days of Christmas This year the artists of Village Arts are saying thank you and giving back to the community who support their work all year round. For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Village Arts customers can enter to win a daily prize stuffed full of locally made arts and crafts. Find out more by visiting the store during December! Happy Holidays from the artists of Village Arts.

Christmas Bureau The Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley is here to help a lot of folks have a better Christmas. If you are someone who could use some support or if you would like to offer some support, contact the Bureau at

You're in Solar Country! 250-342-5212

WHERE WAS I? 1. Brandy

For every $99 of Gift Certificates purchased receive a $20 promotional voucher. (restrictions apply) 778-527-5090 At the Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort

Doing It Right

North Star Hardware & Building Supplies Ltd.

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Commercial - Residential - Marine - RV Licenced Bonded and Insured Proud to be your local Invermere based installer

Answer on page 11

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December 6-12, 2018


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Side Effects


CRESTEEL HVAC (’81) LIMITED Furnace and Heat Pump Installation Service and Repair

250-342-6312 IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR! COZY UP YOUR LIVING SPACE. Pop into our showroom to view our stoves & fireplaces

Wood-burning, Propane or Electric


I have discussed most of my side effects form the chemo and dialysis quite thoroughly in past columns. All I can really comment is that I am disappointed at how I have not been regaining my strength since the chemo ended. I thought it would be better than this. I have been blessed to not fall since I have been back here in Invermere. After my fall in Castlegar and being declared a ‘fall risk’ I have been very careful. Apparently my little bouts of gout-like symptoms can be related to my elevating urea. Hopefully the hemodialysis will deal with that completely. I have also had a lot of dental issues since chemo. A couple teeth have pretty much crumbled. I am dealing with that right now. I am not a big fan of dental work.

Canadian Sports Trivia Answer The Ottawa team in the Canadian Football League in 2002 was called the Rengades They folded in 2006 due to financial issues.

Teary-Eyed If you are finding that your eyes hurt when you are drinking coffee then you might want to remove the spoon from the cup.

250-342-9933 Drive Thru until 10 pm


A BLIZZARD CAKE Order one online at Store Hours 11 am –9 pm

Home Alone Red Cross Babysitting Energy Clearing Healthy Relationship With Food Whiteway Skating Workshop


Muscle Ball Rolling Workshop On Monday, December 10, Athletic therapist Cailea Davis is teaching a workshop on using body balls to release tense muscles at Pleiades Spa at the Radium Hot Springs. For $25/person, you also get access to the steam room and hot springs, plus you’ll take home your own ball roller. Book your spot for this 11 am to 12:30 pm workshop by calling 347-2288. Everyone is welcome.

6. Papa

Outerwear • Footwear • Workwear 250-342-3366

Dec 7 Dec 7 Dec 9 Dec 11 Jan 5


Antiques ☺ Rarities Boutique ☺ Vintage Home Décor ☺ Upcycled Junk Jonny & Teresa 778-526-5117 4730 Government St. Windermere




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Welcome to The Valley Peak. This page gives you an example of different ad size options and what each would cost. ADVERTISING INFORMATION



SINGLE WEEK $30 1 MONTH (4 ISSUES) $112 ($28/AD) 3 MONTHS (13 ISSUES) $312 ($24/AD)



Thanks for your interest. I hope that we will develop and maintain a wonderful, successful business partnership. As an advertising venue, I consider your success to reflect my success.

We can work together to do whatever it takes to inform your potential clients about your fantastic business products or services.

December 6-12, 2018

TRIPLE SIZED AD 14.7 CM TALL X 6.2 CM WIDE SINGLE WEEK $80 1 MONTH (4 ISSUES) $312 ($78/AD) 3 MONTHS (13 ISSUES) $936 ($72/AD)

1,500 Copies are printed weekly.

That’s 19,500 in 3 months!

1 MONTH (4 ISSUES) $210 ($52.50/AD) 3 MONTHS (13 ISSUES) $611 ($47/AD) 6 MONTHS (26 ISSUES) $1,170 ($45/AD)


4.7 CM TALL X 12.6 CM WIDE

SINGLE WEEK - $55 1 MONTH (4 ISSUES) - $210 ($52.50/AD) 3 MONTHS (13 ISSUES) - $611 ($47/AD) 6 MONTHS (26 ISSUES) - $1,170 ($45/AD)


4.7 CM TALL X 19.0 CM WIDE

SINGLE WEEK - $80 1 MONTH (4 ISSUES) - $312 ($78/AD) 3 MONTHS (13 ISSUES) - $936 ($72/AD)

December 6-12, 2018


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Dental Work So chemo is hard on teeth. At least in my case it has been. I have had a couple teeth break on me in the last year. At the same time, many people believe amalgam (metal) fillings can promote cancer in the body. They can cause chronic inflammation which eventually weakens the immune system. I have a lot of metal in my mouth. Eight fillings I believe. So I have been getting them changed to a composite filling. Some were too bad and had to be extracted. A couple crowns and some replacement fillings and I am almost there. I will need partial dentures now as I have very few molars left. Ouch. It has been a painful experience. A huge thanks to Pure North S’Energy for the work they are doing for me. They are an amazing alternative treatment clinic in Calgary. The dental stuff is part of their program. I hope it makes a difference.

Riddliculous Answer These words each contain consecutively, three consecutive letters of the alphabet (from page 2).

AUTO REPAIRS TIRE SALES & REPAIRS, 4-wheel drive repairs, Air conditioning repairs, Engine & transmission replacements, Vehicle inspections



Library Silent Auction The annual silent auction fundraiser for the Invermere Public Library ends at noon on Saturday, December 8. There’s an amazing selection of donated items, including handmade quilts, toys, fishing flies and much more. The Friends of the Library do a fantastic job of collecting a huge selection of items every year to help raise funds for the library’s programs. Check out the items on display before it’s too late.

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity to serve your community? Invermere Council is looking for people with a history of community involvement and a desire to participate in an Operations Advisory Working Group for the new Columbia Valley Centre. Four excellent opportunities are available to serve your community for a two-year term.

WHAT DOES AN OPERATIONS ADVISORY WORKING GROUP DO? The Operations Advisory Working Group is to provide advisory services to Council as it relates to programming and marketing of the facility and other duties as assigned by Council. The Working Group will be comprised of two (2) members from the District of Invermere and two (2) members from the community at large encompassing the District of Invermere and the RDEK.

Career News I got a new job drilling holes for water. It’s, well, boring.


Great Gifts.

Awesome for kids of all ages! Phone 250-342-6612 or fax 250-342-6574


WE WINTERIZE! Mobile Service Available 250-342-6312

Aaron Sherban

Sheblime Roofing

HOW TO APPLY: People who are interested in participating in this Working Group are invited to submit a resume to:

The deadline for the submission of all resumes to the municipal office is December 21st, 2018. A copy of the terms of reference can be picked up at the municipal office for more information.

J. Douglas Kipp, B.Sc. (Pharm) Laura Kipp, Pharm D. Irena Shepard, B.Sc. (Pharm)

Online Marketing Lunch & Learn Megan at the Mountain Hub is offering a whole series of useful lunch and learn events, sharing her marketing skills with local businesses and entrepreneurs. On Tuesday, December 11, she’ll share some incredible online (and often free) marketing tools to help you and your business. The workshop is free for Mountain Hub members and $20 for non-members. We’re lucky to have an experienced expert like Megan in the valley, sharing her skills. Give some time and thought this winter to your marketing, and 2019 will be a record year.

Preference will be given to those individuals who demonstrate experience in events programming, event marketing and management and other skills related to operations of a community facility.

Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative Officer District of Invermere 914 8th Avenue Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy

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Open Daily 6 am - 8 pm

Insured and WCB Free Estimates 250-341-8009



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December 6-12, 2018

Taynton Bay Gift Sets Check out the Christmas Gift Sets now available at Taynton Bay Spirits. They have teamed up with Konig Meat & Sausage, Stolen Church Coffee and Wild Mountain Chocolate to put together some festive packages. They will build a custom gift for you. Stop in at the Distillery for a complementary sample and to see the many terrific products available.

7 Days a Week 9am to 11pm

I Am This Planet

4. Lunar


(From page 4) Mars has many similarities to Earth including polar ice caps and the largest volcano in the Solar System. It is about half the diameter of the Earth.

Inside ICAN


1346 Industrial Rd #3, Bay #3, Invermere, BC

Cider, reporting for ICAN Rescue and Adoption Facility. I’ve heard that this is the season of giving so while you’re busy getting ready for the holidays, please consider giving a gift to ICAN. Whether it be a gift of your time doing volunteer work, a monetary gift to help offset veterinary costs, or the biggest and grandest gift of all, the gift of a forever home for one, or more, of the many shelter animals. We’d all love to be home for the holidays. To learn more call ICAN At 250-341-7888 or visit our website

BONSPIEL ON THE LAKE January 18, 19 & 20 Come check out the sport of Curling at it’s finest. Volunteers welcome 250-342-3315

Hide the Evidence My girlfriend discovered I was cheating when she found a pile of letters I’d hidden. She said she’s never playing Scrabble with me again.

Sales ♠ Service ♠ Solutions “SUMMER SERVICE YOUR COMPUTER”

Mountain Day

Downtown Invermere 250-342-9661

Daily Lunch Specials

European Christmas Goodies are arriving!

Get your favourites while supplies last. Monday-Saturday 9 am-6 pm.


Tuesday, December 11 is International Mountain Day, and Wildsight has teamed up with Invermere’s Mountain Hub for an evening to celebrate these rocks that surround us. Artists, nature lovers, biologists and more will share their mountain stories with images and 2-minute talks from 7 to 9 pm. Everyone is welcome, and snacks and beverages will be provided. Want to share your story? Visit Wildsight’s website or call 341-6898 for details before December 9.

Pork Chop Dinner As always, a delicious dinner on Friday night at the Invermere Legion. December 8 enjoy a pork chop dinner with sides, salad, dessert and coffee. Take a shot at the 50/50 and meat draws while you are there. Great food and great company.

250-342-9800 Friday: 9 am-5 pm Saturday: 10 am-3 pm Sunday: On Call

Skin Care

Give tired, aging skin a youthful glow! 80% of good skin involves correct cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

100% organic.

2 Week Trial kits $24-$30.

Contact: Dorothy Isted 250-342-3826



Driveway Clearing $50/hour 250-347-9909

Full & Partial Dentures Repairs - Relines - Rebases In Home Service Also

Complementary Adjustments & Consultations Photographic Reconstruction

Donald MacDonald - Denture Specialist


Julie St.Amand 250-688-5564

December 6-12, 2018

Late Night Shopping This Friday, December 7, Fairmont is the place to be for late night shopping. The resort has specials at their outlets from 1 pm to 8 pm. Other Fairmont businesses will be offering great deals from 4 to 8 pm, including Fairmont Pizza & Ice Cream Parlour providing delicious pizza samples.

Adopt a Book Here’s a clever gift idea for your book-lover friend: adopt a book for the Invermere library’s collection in their name. Their name is placed inside the book, you get a handmade Christmas ornament to give as a keepsake, and everyone wins by getting a new library book to read. Adoption levels start at $25 and you get to choose the book, if you want. Ask the library for more information.

Where I Was The photo on page 6 is an old one from when I thought I could curl. I had great support in the Turkey Spiel, happening this weekend at the Curling Centre.

Free Co-Working Friday Those of us who work on a computer at home are invited to head to Invermere’s Mountain Hub this Friday, December 7 for Free Co-Working Friday. Choose your seat in the shared office space and get your work done in a welcoming, quiet open room, with complimentary drinks to keep you fueled. The space is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Free Indoor Walking Space Winter means ice and snow, but that doesn’t have to put a stop to daily walks. The CV Centre’s main hall is open as a free, indoor walking space on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 am to noon. Walkers with clean shoes and strollers with clean wheels are welcome. Want to know how many steps you’re tracking? Go upstairs to the Invermere Library and borrow a free pedometer.

On Display I was at the zoo and saw a compound with buns, baguettes, toast, bagels and more. The keeper said it was bread in captivity.

Adult Craft Club Adult craft nights continue at the Invermere Library. You can reserve your free spot today for the Thursday, December 13


evening. This month, supplies and guidance will be provided to make a hostess gift which is a handmade gift you can bring to a holiday event and give to your hosts. These adult craft events are free and all supplies are provided, but spots are limited so sign up today. The fun starts at 6 pm.

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Windermere Golf It is the time of year when we aren’t getting out to the golf course much but it is still on our minds. Windermere Valley Golf Course has its memberships ready for next year. Take advantage now and get in on the early-bird pricing. They are also offering a great incentive to first time members. You qualify for a pretty good discount. Give them a call at 250-342 -3004.

Christmas Spirit This is the time of year when a lot of folks get very stressed about money. Finding gifts for our big families and groups of friends is a daunting task. Remember that just hearing from you often means enough. Don’t go into debt to try to prove your love.

Names We’ve Heard

6 Ira Gershwin, Shekhar Kapur 7 Marie Tussaud, Tom Waits 8 Jim Morrison, Kim Basinger 9 John Milton, Kirk Douglas 10 Emily Dickinson, Susan Dey 11 Teri Garr, Jermain Jackson 12 Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick Local Celebrities

6 Marj Wood, McKenna Nelson 7 Amber Coggins, Wade Graumann 8 Danny Osborne 9 Neil Carey, Tanis Wareham 10 Brad Jones, Michael Greene 11 Kristopher Ede, Taylor Hart 12 Rose Sibilleau Submit your free birthday or anniversary greetings to or call 250-341-7243


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FREE LISTINGS FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS Columbia Valley Food Bank Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2 pm. 3rd Wed., 5:30-7 pm. By appt. 342-0850. 201, 7 Ave, Invermere. Museum Hours Tuesday 10 am-4 pm. Thrift Store Hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Invermere Library hours Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat, 10 am-5 pm. Wed/Thur, 10 am-8 pm. Radium Library Hours Tuesday, 1-8 pm. Wed, Thurs. 10 am-4 pm. Friday 1-4 pm, Sat, 10 am–4 pm. Every Thursday Stretch & Move, 10:30 am, Invermere Seniors Hall. Storytime at Invermere Library 10:30 am. 342-6416. Carpet Bowling, 1:30 pm, Radium Centre. Floor Curling, Inv. Seniors Centre, 1:30 pm. Senior Walking, Edgewater Hall, 2 pm. Jiu Jitsu, 7-9 pm, next to Vet, 250-341-7113. Crib, Drop-in, Invermere Legion, 6-10 pm. Youth Network, Canal Flats Civic Centre, 6-8 pm. Free English Learning Conversation, CBAl, 6-8 pm, Texas Hold ’Em Invermere Legion, $35, 6:30 pm. Karaoke at the Horsethief Creek Pub, 8 pm. AA Meeting, Canal Flats Fire Hall, 8 pm. Pickleball lessons, free, DTSS gym, 8:30-10 pm. 2nd Thursday of Every Month Invermere Senior’s Lunches, 342-9281 ext 1232. 2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month Seniors Tea, Invermere Library, 342-6416. 3rd Thursday of Every Month Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meeting at Heritage Inn in Cranbrook at 7 pm. Every Friday Senior Walking, The Bakery, Invermere, 9:30 am. Invermere Seniors Kindergarten Visit, 10:30 am. Senior Walking, Radium Community Garden, 11 am. Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors’ Hall 1 pm. Dinner at Invermere Legion at 6:30 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous at Radium Catholic Church. 8 pm. 342-2424. Karaoke, Whitehouse. 1st Friday Every Month Open Mic, all ages, Pynelogs, 7-10 pm. 3rd Friday Every Month Inv. Caregivers Support, 1-3 pm, Hospital Boardroom. Every Saturday Family Lego Club, Invermere Library, 10:30 am.


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Storytime, Invermere Library 11 am. 342-6416. Tech Support, Invermere Library, 1-4 pm. Darts, Drop-in, Invermere Legion, 4-6 pm. Climbing Wall, Laird School, 5-8 pm, 250-688-5228. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. Every Sunday Latter Day Saints’ Service, Fairmont, 10 am. 270-0299. Music Jam, all ages, Canal Flats Base Camp, 10 am. Worship & Fellowship, Alliance Church, 10:30 am. Crib, Edgewater Legion, 1 pm. Carpet Bowling. Radium Centre, 1:30 pm. Lutheran Service, Christ Church Trinity, 1:30 pm. Climbing Wall, Laird School, 5-8 pm, 250-688-5228. Jiu Jitsu, 7-9 pm, next to Vet, 250-341-7113. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. Every Monday Senior Singalong, Columbia Gardens, 10 am. Invermere Seniors’ Centre Fitness, 10:30 am. Indoor walking, free, clean shoes, CV Centre, 10 am. Stretch & Move, 10:30 am, Invermere Seniors Hall. Invermere Seniors’ Carpet Bowling at 1:30 pm. Drum Circle, Pynelogs, 7 pm. Army Cadets, Invermere Legion, 6:15 pm, 688-5266. Indoor Pickleball, DTSS Gym, 7-9 pm. Live Music, Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. Al-Anon, Inver. Catholic Church, 7:15 pm. 342-8255. Pool Tournament, Copper City Saloon, 7:30 pm. Every Tuesday Knitting/handcrafts, Invermere Library, 1:30 pm. Invermere Seniors Centre games, 1:30 pm. Adult Programs, Radium Library, 5:30 pm. Zumba Strong, Laird School, 5:30 pm. Cards, Radium Centre, 6:30 pm. Bingo, Shuswap Band Hall, 6:45 pm. Jiu Jitsu, 7-9 pm, next to Vet, 250-341-7113. Trivia Night, Bears Paw, Fairmont, 7 pm. Games Night, Horsethief Creek Pub. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. 1st Tuesday of Every Month MS Support Group, 7 pm, Christ Church Trinity. 1st and 3rd Tuesday Each Month OPTions for Sexual Health. Confidential low-cost birth control, STI tests. 6:30-8:30 pm. 688-6787. Bingo, Shuswap Band Hall, 6:45 pm. Last Tuesday of Each Month Free Coffee Break, Women Centre, 10 am-noon. Every Wednesday Storytime, Radium Library, 10 am. Indoor walking, free, clean shoes, CV Centre, 10 am. Chair Yoga, Invermere Seniors Hall, 10:30 am. Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors’ Hall 1 pm. Knitting, crocheting, Columbia Gardens, 1:30 pm.


Monday, December 17, 6:30 pm Junior Curling, 4-5 pm. Zumba Fitness, Laird School, 5:30 pm. 1.5 hr Walk, Westside Trail, 5 pm. Youth Network night, Riverside Golf Resort, 6-8 pm. Fun flow taster Yoga, Radium Plaza, 778-316-6371. Invermere Seniors Crib, 7 pm. Trivia Night, Station Pub, 7 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 pm. 250-342-2424. 1st and 3rd Wednesday Each Month Radium Rotary, Radium Springs Golf Course, 8 am. Last Wednesday of Each Month Co-Housing Info Session, Invermere Library, 6 pm. December 5, Wednesday Columbia River Treaty, CV Chamber, 5-8 pm. Maureen Thorpe book launch, Inv. Library, 6:30 pm. Bingo in Wilmer, 7 pm. December 7, Friday Late Night Shopping, Fairmont. Artisan Market, View @ Copper Point, 5-9 pm. Pork Chop Dinner, Invermere Legion, 6:30 pm. Valley Voices, Christ Church Trinity, 7 pm. Comedians, $15, Horsethief Creek Pub, 9 pm. December 8, Saturday Sample Day, AG Valley Foods, 11 am-3 pm. Author Maureen Thorpe, Radium Library, 11 am-3 pm. Art Sale, Radium Centre, 11 am-4 pm. Artisan Market, View @ Copper Point, 10 am-4 pm. Valley Voices, Christ Church Trinity, 7 pm. December 9, Sunday Brunch, The Diner, Skookum Inn, 9 am-2 pm. Solder workshop, $20, Invermere Legion, 12-4 pm. Turkey Spiel, Curling Centre, 342-3315. December 10, Monday N.O.W. live, Horsethief Creek Pub, 7-9 pm. December 11, Tuesday Posse Meet-Up: Facebook Pages, Mountain Hub, 7 pm. Rockies host Fernie Ghostriders, 7:30 pm. December 14, Friday Jane Jones retirement tea, Radium Library, 1-4 pm. Book club: Holidays on Ice, Invermere Library, 2 pm. December 15, Saturday Pop-up Market, Mountain Hub, 10am-4pm. STEAM. Radium Library, 10:30 am. Small Business Christmas Party, $50, CP Resort, 6 pm. December 16, Sunday Kids’ Christmas party, ages 0-9, free, Radium Fire Department, 4:30-6 pm. December 17, Monday Christmas carols, Horsethief Creek Pub, 6:30 pm.

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