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An epic horse journey through Mount Robson Park

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Jasper, the horse, takes a break during the Parisi’s annual backcountry trip through Mount Robson Park. Check out the story and more photos on pages 10-11.

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827 Bridge Road, McBride, BC MRC-R593

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981 5th Avenue, McBride, BC MRC-R643

3120 Mountainview Road, McBride, BC MRC-DA689 1.09ac landscaped lot! 1,232 sq. ft. main floor and 1,232 sq. ft. for the basement. New everything throughout! Beautiful home and acreage! 3 bay garage. Perfect location!

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This mobile with addition approximately 1,654 sq. ft. Three bedrooms/2 baths. Lots of storage. Propane forced air heat. Approximately 32’ X 24’ garage and an attached carport. Yard is fully fenced. Lot is approximately 100’ X 200’. VM-152V

Just minutes from McBride on Mountainview Road. Approximately 890 sq. ft. home with two bedrooms. Electric/wood heat, gravity fed water and septic system. There is a single car garage as well. Home is situated on approximately 2 acres and is landscaped. MR-16

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Affordable accomodation for snowmobilers! Approximately 1,680 sq. ft. on main floor. Bright and open 11/2 storey log home. Full basement is partially finished and has outside entrance. Lot is approximately .17 acres. Zoned C6 Commercial. YR-R342V



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3 bedrooms, 21/2 baths, utility room and large foyer. Home has in floor heating. Back yard is completely fenced. Property is fully landscaped w/shrubs in back yard, garden spot and garden shed. Paved driveway, heated double car garage. YR-R326V




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Dunster School saved! Purchase agreement reached Joshua Estabrooks


embers of the Dunster Fine Arts School Society (DFASS) were dancing in the streets, figuratively of course, last week after the School District agreed to sell the Dunster Fine Arts Elementary School to the group. The decision came after a round of “in camera” discussions with School District Secretary Treasurer, Bryan Mix, who made it clear in an interview with The Valley Sentinel that a compromise was reachable if the proper processes were followed by all interested parties. DFASS member, and PAC Chair, Christine Taylor, said that she and committee member Lelani Arris were on pins and needles during the board meeting that made the decision final, and the pair have been letting the agreement sink in over the last couple of

days. “It certainly feels good and we’re so glad we stuck it out until the end, to be able to have this feeling,” said Taylor. “We’re over the moon and it really hasn’t sunk in yet.” The deal, which required a down payment of $3,000, will see the purchase of the land and building for $39,500 by the society. The School District will hold the mortgage, and payments will be just under $500 a month. During the board meeting, Board Chair Lyn Hall said “a transfer of public property to a private society through the means of a mortgage is innovative and precedent setting. The DFASS had asked that alternatives be considered in hopes of fostering an ongoing educational partnership. We believe we have made a historic first step, and look forward to continued discussions with the society.” Society Chair, Seth Macdonald agreed with Hall and noted, “for nearly 100 years the Dunster School has been the very heart of our community. Acquiring title

to the school will enable us to continue with that rich tradition, and we look forward to further discussions with the board regarding educational partnerships in the future.” Currently, nine students will be following a home school curriculum, taught by local parents, but Taylor said that discussions have already begun with regards to establishing a Wells model of education for the 2011 school year. “The best part about this deal is that it will require no new tax money from the area. We will need to do some fundraising, so that process begins now.” Taylor said that they have already had commitments from individuals for lump sums of money to go toward the purchase, but until the deal was struck they didn’t really have a place to direct those funds. “People can contribute directly to the DFASS or if they want a tax deductable receipt they can donate through the Robson Valley Arts and Cultural Council, who have offered their support so donations can receive a tax receipt.”

Trucker beaten and left for dead: Police looking for info Joshua Estabrooks


alemount RCMP are looking into an alarming incident that occurred along Highway 5 last week, approximately 50 kms south of Valemount. At around 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, veteran truck driver, 67-yearold Alex Fraser was heading south when

he stopped to help a stranded vehicle. When Fraser exited his truck, he was immediately struck on the back of the head, beaten and left on the side of the road. Valemount Constable, Howard Price, said that there was nothing stolen from Fraser’s truck, and once he came to he drove himself to Blue River where he contacted the Clearwater RCMP, who in turn contacted Valemount as the inci-

Bone Creek floods out TransAlta hydro project Joshua Estabrooks


t approximately 6:30 am on Tuesday, September 28, TransAlta’s Bone Creek Hydro construction project located near Blue River experienced localized flooding. “It was a short lived flood and within 24 hours the site has returned to normal,” said Tanis Fiss, Manager of Corporate and Marketing Communications. “It is believed that the flooding occurred as a result of 24 mm of rain falling between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on the same morning. This rainstorm created two landslides upstream approximately 16.5 kms from our site, which caused the flash flood.” Fiss said that the flood occurred before workers were on site, so no one was injured and there was no fuel or chemicals spilled. “The incident is not expected to have any impact on the project’s schedule. TransAlta is working with regulators and BC Environmental

dent occurred in their jurisdiction. “We are looking for a four door red older vehicle with an orange tarp over a rear window or the back seat. We have no description of the subjects whatsoever. The trucker is in the hospital in Kamloops receiving treatment and unless he comes forward with something else we will put the message out to crime stoppers and hope someone saw something.”

Price said that he went down and walked the stretch of highway where the incident occurred, but was unable to find any specific site that would indicate a struggle of any kind. He also said that he has never heard of this type of incident occurring before, as it seems on the surface that the act was premeditated. “We had no other incidents along the highway anywhere else.”

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Monitor to determine the level of damage caused and to assess the level of environment and health and safety concerns.” At the time of our interview, Fiss said the complete extent of the damage is unknown, but cleanup of the site was completed immediately, so it is pretty much back to normal. Going forward, Fiss said that they will be working with the weather office to determine if it was a once in ten year event or a once in a hundred year event, as it would help them determine what preventative measures should be Thank you to all communities in the north that have supported the Cops For Cancer Tour de North in place at the site. “Having two landslides occur as a result of a torrential 2010! We have exceeded $190,000 so far in our campaign and there continue to be fundraisers hosted downpour upstream from throughout the north in support of Cops For Cancer. us, I don’t know if that is a regular occurrence but that is definitely something that I don’t think happens every day.” CN Spokesperson, Kelli Svendsen, said that CN was also aware of the flooding, but their infrastructure was not affected. “Engineering is aware All proceeds to fund paediatric cancer research, to help support children and families going through cancer, and of anything that goes on Camp Goodtimes! around our tracks.” For more information: Erin 250-564-0885


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Joshua Estabrooks



I didn’t return a survey


Good news!

Dear Editor;



t is hard to describe just how incredible it felt to be able to write the story this week on the purchase of the Dunster School. The agreement, which was the result of a handful of very dedicated local activists and some open minded School District staff members, took the better part of the summer to reach, but man it must feel good to be on either side of the discussion now that it has reached a positive resolution. Now the fundraising begins, as the agreement will not require any additional taxes to cover the costs, which will also be a relief to those community members who wished to see the school continue, but just couldn’t afford any more taxes on their properties. I want to congratulate both the parents and the school district for “playing the game” when it came down to it. I know many of us would have liked to see the resolution be reached sooner, but sometimes things take time. I remember a piece of advice I was given when I was on Village Council by a seasoned politician, and that advice was: “Don’t expect anything to happen quickly. Things will always take more time than you expect them to.” This sentiment could not have been truer for the Dunster situation, but hey, it’s done now, and we can all look forward to another 100 years of schooling in the community. Good news all around!


Gathering support for cleaning up the trees left by BC Hydro in Tete Jaune Dear Editor;


n a previous paper you kindly printed my letter concerning slash piles along the road sides left behind by hydro’s tree removal project. I would like to say I have been approached by quite a few people whom have read the letter and are expressing similar concerns to those that I have already stated. Everyone is asking the same question. If hydro is not responsible for the clean up of their right of way on crown land, then who is? It’s a good question because it paves the way for “where do we go from here”? Some people have said we should get our local MLA involved and some people are thinking we should start a committee to deal with the problem, yet others are saying we need to start a petition.

All are good ideas and I expect some of these actions will be pursued. Another question that has come up again and again is why did hydro not have a contract in place with a mill for the logs before the trees were felled? Hydro is a big company with huge resources, contacts, and people who can organize projects efficiently such as this one. “It seems like such a waste,” is what I have heard again and again. People are concerned about the fire hazard but they seem to be perplexed that such a huge mess along the road sides is considered acceptable. We all saw the huge land disturbance that was created when the pipe line went through. Kinder Morgan cleared, burnt, covered, reseeded, and restored the land close to its original state. They

Joshua Estabrooks

did a nice job and there is little room to complain. I would like to see a similar result with properly cleared land along the road sides. The slash piles and wasted logs need to be safely burnt in the winter and the summer fire hazard would be reduced. As I said in my previous letter to the editor the road ways are our only way out in the event of a forest fire. In the condition that they have been left by hydro they are a fire hazard death trap. Once again I implore people to send letters of support to this cause or present some good ideas that we can implement as a group to resolve this incredible safety concern for the rural people of this Valley.

was one of the people who did not return the survey. Also I was one of the people who walked out of the meeting when it became apparent that it was nothing but an insulting farce. Here are some of the reasons I did this and why a lot more people did not respond. 1) Knowing the ideal person to be on the board does no good when the Village makes all the decisions. 2) When there is no representation outside the Village. 3) When most of the questions had nothing to do with the real problems such as a good marketing system for the wood, open bids, properly laid out and supervised blocks, plus good silviculture. If people had been given a real choice it would make a difference in the amount of people who answered the survey. Also the people who made side comments were ignored. This is the trouble with all surveys and ballots. They should have had a “none of the above” option on them so that people could at least let the management know they did not approve of the process or the people on the ballot. The way it is now if you participate you are approving the process and if you don’t you are perceived as agreeing with the status quo. I would have a lot more respect for Marc von der Gonna if he did more on the job he’s paid for and less on politics. We have enough politicians! Dave Marsh McBride

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Notes from All Over Morris Wins Prestigious Mr. Lederhosen Title Chris and Jim Morris of Tete Jaune are very proud of their son, Ty Morris, who is living with his wife and daughter in Germany and recently won the celebrated German title of Mr. Lederhosen, or Mr. Leather Pants as it translates to, thanks to all the Valemountians who voted for him online. Canoe Zip Line Update Lisa Levasseur sent an update that the consultants who will be analyzing the feasibly of a Zip Line on Canoe Mountain had to postpone their scheduled August visit. More details to come when the company arrives. If you’re a Bird Stay Away from 3rd and Dogwood Nicole Macdonald felt like she was in a war zone the other day, as countless Robins flew into her window. According to a Jasperite bird specialist’s son, Darcy Ruddy, they are probably out eating worms in the grass after the rain, and when they see the trees reflected in Macdonald’s overly-clean windows they just keep going. Or perhaps they are flying drunk after eating the post-frost fermenting Mountain Ash berries. Macdonald had five Robins die on her that day, but two managed to survive. Winter of the White Wolf On a cold note, Tony Parisi said it’s the Winter of the White Wolf, as they recently spotted him one morning on the Moose River trail. As Tony points out in the summer it must suck to be a White Wolf, but in the winter, you rule! Robinson and Pawliuk Gear Up for Winter Trade Shows Our very own cheerleaders, Jennifer Robinson, Marketing Coordinator for Tourism Valemount, and Curtis Pawliuk, General Manager for VARDA, are set to pump up the Robson Valley at some upcoming Pep Rallies, I mean, Winter Trade Shows in Edmonton and Prince George, and the Calgary Snow Show. Almost a Flat Flagger Valemount resident Dustin Yetter was almost struck by a speeding vehicle on more than one occasion, as he was flagging vehicles from Highway 5 to the Loseth Road Detour. Annual Dunster Potluck Valemount resident Emily van der Sande thought the

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Annual Dunster Potluck was well attended by Robson Valley locals, as she enjoyed a plethora of healthy recipes. No October Fest in Blue River This Year Susan and Don Beeson were disappointed to learn that Mike Weigle’s annual October Fest did not take place this year, but happy that his annual ski shop sale was still a go. Kiwa Crafts Open their Doors Shona Thorne, Marion Farquharson, and Marcia Languay were all smiles as they officially opened their doors and toured interested locals around their innovative crafters corner. “Crafticioners”, those aspiring to practice a craft, and or just plain interested, enjoyed cakes and coffee, signed up for workshops, and checked out sample crafts Friday afternoon. Community Forest’s Fire!? Valemount Community Forest general manager Shane Bressette was in the hot seat last week when two of their eight burn piles in the Crooked Creek area reignited, spreading to nearby slash piles due to Friday’s winds. They had to enlist the aid of Chris Griffin and his incredible water tanker skidder, to put out the fires. Diamond H Donairs Now Open Shirley and Mazen Haymour are excited to be providing Valemount with Donairs and much more, as they have officially opened their doors! “Drafternoons” at the Legion There is only one more Friday night burgers and beers at the Valemount Legion, but not to fear, Terry and Les Damman say they will be continuing to offer $6.00 meals into the winter. Watch for their new Friday night dinner options! An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away The Apple Guy will be here two more times this season said Joan Nordli. Don’t miss him on October 11th, and November 1st.

Hike: Swift Creek Trail, meet 12:00 pm (noon) at the Caribou Grill Appies after hiking 3:00ish - 4:00 pm (compliments of the Caribou Grill) Meeting 4:00 pm, Potluck 6:00 pm

Slide show to follow, New members welcome!

Joshua Estabrooks


he ice is in and things are heating up at the Valemount Curling Club. The group held an information meeting last week, and will be hosting a sign up night on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. “Anyone who is interested in curling this season should come out and sign up,” said club secretary, Sam Piper. “We have been pleased with the initial interest in starting up a league, so we hope that interest carries over to the sign up night as well.” League play has been set for Monday, Tuesday and Saturday nights. There will be a cut off in terms of the amount of teams that are able to curl each of the nights, so Piper encourages people to come early to reserve their spot on their preferred night.

“We will be having a junior curling night as well, on Fridays after school.” The cost for an entire season of play is $100.00 per person, she said, $40.00 for juniors, and people can sign up with a team or as a single player who wishes to be placed on a team. “We will also be announcing our bonspiel schedule shortly, so stay tuned to The Valley Sentinel for all the information.” Piper also reminded the community that their support is essential in the continuation of the club. “We have some new faces on the board, and lots of new ideas on how to re-energize the curling community in the Valemount area. So come on out and have some fun, and remember to Hurry Hard!” For more information, please call Sam Piper at 250-566-9070.

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at the valley sentinel

Village of Valemount Wildfire Protection/Prevention Committee Committee Member Vacancy The Valemount Wildfire Protection/Prevention Committee has two (2) openings for members on its Committee.

This week’s note takers were Donalda Beeson and Joshua Estabrooks. Let us know if we missed anything by sending a note to

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Hike & AGM • Tuesday Oct 12

Ice is in at the Valemount Curling Club

Appointment to the Committee will be for a three year term.

Rosemary L. Hruby, CAIB Tel: 250.569.2264 Fax: 250.569.8838


Persons who are interested in serving on this Committee are encouraged to submit a letter of interest outlining background qualifications which would support appointment to the Committee and compliment the Committee make-up.

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For further information please contact Tom Dall at the Village of Valemount municipal office or by phone at (250) 566-4435.

A letter of application outlining your interests and qualifications to serve on the Valemount Wildfire Protection/Prevention Committee should be submitted to the Village of Valemount by October 15, 2010 c/o P.O. Box 168, Valemount, BC, V0E 2Z0.

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OCT 9/10

• Valemount Seniors Music Night 7-9pm • Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th

• Adult Computer class at the Valemount Library 6:30pm-8:30pm

OCT 13

OCT 14

• TOPS 6:30pm at the Health Unit in McBride • 7-9 PM VFD mtg @ Fire Hall • ADULT RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL 7-9pm at the Valemount Sec. School Gym

• Valemount Seniors Music Night 7-9pm • Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th • TOASTMASTERS at The Best Westerm 7:30pm9:30pm

• Cribbage 1pm - 4pm at the Valemount Golden Years Lodge in lower lounge • Duck’s Unlimited open house in Valemount. Details to be announed

OCT 19

OCT 20

OCT 21

• TOPS 6:30pm at the Health Unit in McBride • 7-9 PM VFD mtg @ Fire Hall • ADULT RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL 7-9pm at the Valemount Sec. School Gym

• Valemount Seniors Music Night 7-9pm • Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th

• Cribbage 1pm - 4pm at the Valemount Golden Years Lodge in lower lounge •ADULT RECREATIONAL BADMINTON starts at Valemount Sec. School Gym 7-8:30pm

OCT 18

• Valemount Seniors Carpet Bowling 9am

• Adult Computer class at the Valemount Library 6:30pm-8:30pm • Lions Bingo at Valemount Lions Hall tonight. Doors open at 6pm

• Cribbage 1pm - 4pm at the Valemount Golden Years Lodge in lower lounge

OCT 12

OCT 11

• Valemount Seniors Carpet Bowling 9am

Coming Events • Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th

OCT 15

• Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th • Women Be Whole Conference Fri. Oct 15 at The Best Western in Valemount Registration at 5:30pm OCT 22

• Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th

• Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th

OCT 16/17

• Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th • Women Be Whole Conference Sat Oct 16 at The Best Western in Valemount 9am

OCT 23/24

• Valley Museum & Archives in McBride: Jeck Family Pioneering Family Series until Oct 27th

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Call us and we will put it in the Coming Events Calendar! Call 250 566-4425 or email

Services VALEMOUNT • PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD MEETING EVERY 2ND WED. 5 PM DOWNSTAIRS AT THE LIBRARY. • PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT Prenatal Classes, Baby Clinics - Call 566-9138 ext 228 for appointments. • CHAMPS Weight loss Support Team for men and women. Thurs. 6:00 pm Downstairs Valemount Clinic. Shirley 566-9829, Dolly 566-8458. • COUNCIL MEETING 2nd & 4th Tues., 7 pm, council chambers. Everyone welcome. • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE General Meeting 2nd Thurs of the month @ 12pm at the Learning Centre • SADDLE & WAGON CLUB MEETING 3rd Thurs. 7 pm 566-9707 • LIONS BINGO 1st & 3rd Mon, at Lions Hall, doors open 6pm, everyone welcome.

• VALEMOUNT CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CENTRE Board Meeting 2nd Mon. 7 pm @ the Centre beneath the Community Hall (the red door). • ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION General meetings every 3rd Mon of month 7:30pm in Legion. • LADIES AUXILIARY #266 Legion Meetings 1st Tuesday of every month 3pm in Valemount Legion. • VALEMOUNT SENIORS SOCIAL CLUB. Regular meetings first Thurs of every month at 7pm downstairs lounge at Golden Years Lodge. Seniors Music Night 7PM WED • VALEMOUNT CIRCLE DANCE. For more info please contact 250 566-1782 • ADULT RECREATION BADMINTON. Thurs at 7pm in th Valemount Sec School gym. Contact Jamie @250 566-4656 • ADULT RECREATIONAL VOLLYBALL. Tues from 7pm - 9pm.Valemount Sec School gym. Contact Suzanne Bloodoff @ 250 566-9977

TETE JAUNE • TETE JAUNE COMMUNITY CLUB meetings held the 1st Tues. of the month at 7pm at the Tete Jaune Hall. MCBRIDE • VALLEY PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD Every other Wednesday. 7:00 pm in the High School. New members welcome, contact Dawna Hickerty 569-3210. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Every Sun, 8 pm at the Health Unit. • OAPO STITCH & KNIT Every Thurs., 2:30 - 4 pm, Beaverview Lodge, Hilda Murin 569-3305 • ALANON every Mon. 8pm at the Health Unit • TOPS Tues. 6:45 pm weigh-in, 7:15 pm meeting. Health Unit in McBride. New members welcome. Brenda Molendyk 569-3113

• VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING 2nd & 4th Tues,7:30 pm,Village Council Chambers. • DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 1st Wed, 1 pm at Beaverview Lodge & Sat.10 am -12 pm, 441 Dominion St 569-2658 / 569-0113 • SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS Last Wed every month 7:30 pm @ McBride Health Centre more info call Norma 569-2637 or Elizabeth 968-4347 • DOOR STORIES SERIES 2008-2009 Art Exhibition by Pamela Cinnamon. Nov 12 2009 - Jan 15 2010 at the Museum/Library Building 241 Dominion St. McBride

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McBride Trading Co. re-opens

of complex carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Complex carbohydrates are foods in their whole grain form such as oats, whole grain bread and brown rice. Protein sources are meats, fish, nuts, seeds and beans. Fiber sources can come from whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breakfast cereals (be mindful of the sugar content in cereal) and all sources of beans. A nutritious breakfast may look like this: Hot oatmeal with dried, fresh or frozen fruits, a teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of skim milk or milk alternative and a side of whole grain toast with seed or nut butter or One can of tuna on two slices of whole grain toast with melted cheese or cheese alternative One of my favorite breakfast items is Buckwheat Crepes with Chia seeds. Buckwheat Crepes: 1/2 Cup 1/4 Cup 1/4 Tsp 1/4 Tsp 1 Egg or 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Apple Sauce (for Vegan recipe) Buckwheat Flour White/Brown Rice Flour Cinnamon Salt1 Cup Liquid (water, milk or milk alternative) 1/2 Tsp Chia seeds (optional) Mixed Berries (optional) Chopped Nuts (optional) Cooking Oil Mix together first four ingredients, add egg or applesauce and liquid of choice. Mix well. You can add the chia seeds now to the mix if you like or keep them to put on top with fruit and nuts (the chia seeds will thicken the mix, you may need to add more liquid). Heat 1 tsp of oil in preheated fry pan. Pour in batter to lightly cover bottom of pan, fry until bubbles start to form on top of crepe, flip and cook other side for 1-2 minutes; remove from pan. Add more oil if necessary and repeat until all batter is used. Top crepes with berries, nuts, chia seeds (if saved) and syrup of choice (agave nectar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup). (check with your local health food store for chia seeds, buckwheat and white/ brown rice flour if you can not find them at your local grocer) You may want to experiment with different topping. The choices are endless just remember to keep it healthy and balanced.

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e have all heard it over and over, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you give it two seconds of thought you will understand why. The last meal you ate was dinner at about 6:00 pm and maybe, if you live in my house for sure, you had an evening snack. How many hours do you sleep? On average we get 6 hours of sleep, some get 6 to 12 hours, which is far too long to wait to eat. For our systems to function properly we need to keep our glucose levels (blood sugar) balanced, glucose fuels our brain and muscles. Have you ever found yourself feeling angry for some unknown reason, shaky or have a complete lack of energy to do anything at all. This may be related to what you chose for breakfast, if anything at all. Eating a nutritious breakfast sets you on track for the day. You will make better choices, like skipping the 10:00 am vending machine chocolate bar or office treat day donut. You will feel energized and ready to deal with what the world has for you, and maybe, just maybe, you can skip a few cups of coffee during the day (we will hit the caffeine topic another day). Studies have also shown that a person that consumes a nutritious breakfast has a healthier body weight compared to that of a person who does not. It is a common misconception that not eating will help you lose weight. It actually does the complete opposite. By skipping meals you can increase your bodies insulin response, which then increases your fat storage and weight gain. So what does a nutritious breakfast consist of? A good breakfast is made up

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Green living tip of the week: Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. A running tap can waste up to 6 litres of water per minute. Positive word: Thankful

Lori Wagner and Allan Frederick are ready for business.

Birgit Stutz Contributor


he new owners of the McBride Trading Co. Ltd. have been busy getting the interior of the store ready for re-opening which took place on September 30. Part-owner Allan Frederick and his business partner, Lori Wagner, took The McBride Trading Co. over from Geri Wayslow on August 24. “Lori was looking for something new, and so was I,” said Frederick. “We both liked this business, but we didn’t want full ownership so we decided we’d make good partners. We have the same ideas, and Lori brings lots of energy and enthusiasm.” Wagner, who moved to McBride from Stony Plain in August with her two young children and her partner Jeff Wagner, agreed. When she met Frederick during a camping trip and found out that he had been looking into acquiring the business as well, she said, “Let’s go for it and give it a try.”

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Wagner, who lost her husband in a snowmobile accident in the Renshaw area last year, thought that McBride was a good place to start a new life and raise her two young children. Wagner’s partner Jeff is a cousin of Wagner’s late husband. “He was up on the hill when my husband got killed,” she said. “The community was incredibly welcoming and I’ve become good friends with one of the victim services girls who was assisting me after the tragedy.” Wagner, a former teacher, said she really enjoys McBride. “I like the quiet. I love the mountains, and I enjoy quadding, snowmobiling and hiking.” Wagner and Frederick have been upgrading the store, which is now called McBride Trading Co. Ltd., with lots of help from Allan’s wife, Beth Mason-Frederick, and Jeff Wagner. “The store will look different on the inside,” said Frederick. “We painted it, so it is brighter, with more colour. We also upgraded the cash system for better inventory control.” “We’ve added our own twist to it,” added Wagner. “I think people will be pleased.” In a lot of ways, however, the store is similar to what it was before, said the duo. “We have taken lots of stock over, we are just expanding on the giftware more,” said Frederick. “We bring in

different kind of giftware. The bulk food, vitamins, supplements will be the same. We will also have some antiques. We also have some kids’ clothes and games. We’ve tried to stay away from what other merchants have. If we find there is a niche, we will try to bring it in for people.” McBride Trading Co. Ltd. will also offer smallscale catering service, such as snacks, soups and sandwiches for meetings. “We will also expand on the bakery and coffee shop end of things,” said Frederick. “The front of the store is set up for the café, with tables and chairs. The café will have coffee, teas, bakery items such as cinnamon buns, granola bars, candies, chocolates, sandwiches, soup, chilies, and stews. Basically the same as before, as well as a few new things. We are willing to experiment a bit. It’s going to be a learning experience for both of us.” Frederick and Wagner are sharing the responsibilities of the store and are bringing back some of the former employees. “I love baking, and I love feeding people,” said Wagner. “I thought of opening up a little restaurant (before buying The McBride Trading Co.). It’s always been my dream.” McBride Trading Co. Ltd. will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Open house for Cranberry Marsh coming next week

Wetland compartments created by Ducks Unlimited – July 2010.



he Nature Trust of BC and Ducks Unlimited Canada fully support the Ministry of Environment’s efforts to designate the Starratt Marsh a provincial Wildlife Management Area. The Nature Trust of BC acquired 100 ha, comprised of two parcels of uplands, along the south east side of the Cranberry Lake wetland from 1975 to 1980. Ducks Unlimited Canada in the early 1980’s, then worked to create permanent wetlands through the construction of a series of dikes and water control stuctures which created two additional compartments to enhance the area locally known as Cranberry Marsh. Before these two conservation groups

became involved- a local farming family who had the foresight towards protecting wetlands instead of trying to drain them, made the first move towards conservation by donating over 200 ha of private land to the province to create the “unofficial”, Robert W. Starratt Wildlife Sanctuary in 1971. The Nature Trust now leases their private lands to the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and recently all Crown land parcels within the area referred to as a wildlife sanctuary have been transferred or is leased to MoE. The best way to now preserve, maintain, and enhance the amazing wildlife values of this site is to designate the entire complex as a provincial Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Management of a WMA is often carried out through partnerships with local govern-

ments, First Nations, stewardship groups and concerned citizens. Please join the Ministry of Environment and staff from The Nature Trust of BC and Ducks Unlimited Canada for a Public Open House which will be held at the Valemount Best Western Inn and Suites (adjacent to the Starratt Marsh) on Thursday, October 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Eagles View Banquet Room. The intent of this open house is to provide the public information on what a WMA is, and how the designation can lead to effective long-term stewardship of the conservation lands. For more information about this event please contact Tim Clermont at 250-616-6793 or about the Nature Trust of BC call Robin Rivers 604-924-9771. SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS

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VACS needs strong Commerce Resources numbers at upcoming show completes exploration for year Joshua Estabrooks


xploration work at the Commerce Resources Fir and Upper Fir sites, just outside of Blue River, has come to an end for the season, and things are looking good. Manager of Technical Services, Regulatory and Environmental, Jenna Hardy, said that the company drilled 52 holes this year, and spent approximately $6.5 million, all part of the phase that will determine whether or not the tantalum and niobium deposits are rich enough to warrant a full-scale mine. “Essen-

Joshua Estabrooks


he Valemount Arts and Cultural Society’s Theatre Committee needs your help. Committee member, Neysa Weatherbee, said that they knew attendance would be down slightly due to the slow economy and the amount of people who have left the Valley, but they were a little worried when they saw the lack of attendance at the Banff Film Festival World Tour that came to town recently. “The attendance at the film festival was under 100, and we needed 30 more tickets to break even. We’re not expecting to sell out anymore, but we need to break even to be able to continue having performances in the theatre.” Weatherbee said a lot of people may not know the actual costs of putting on the theatre performances, with many of the acts charging thousands of dollars, but the committee tries to pick acts that they know are on their way up in the music world. “If you watch the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA), many of the award recipients have played here. We caught them just as they were taking off, and now we couldn’t afford to have them back.” The acts coming through the theatre give Valley residents a front row seat for, if the trend continues, a future superstar. What makes the theatre performances unique for Weatherbee is the one on one interaction the audience gets to have with the artist, as most of them hang around after their show to get to know the people of the area. Weatherbee said the community can have as much input as they would like into who comes through town, and encourages anyone with an idea to contact her, or anyone else on the committee anytime. “If they don’t know how to get a hold of us they can just write into The Valley Sentinel as well, they have been one of our partners since we began.” For more information on the theatre please visit theatre. The next show on the agenda is a soon to be country music star as

well, she said. “Jason Blaine is the definition of up and comer. He’s been nominated for many CCMA awards, including rising star, top new male talent and male artist of the year.” Blaine recently completed his third album, which digs a little deeper than his last album, 2008’s funfilled Make My Move. From dealing with life as a touring musician to saying thank you to the peacekeepers overseas, the Canadian country singer-songwriter decided to get a bit more serious this time around. “I didn’t want to completely recreate my last record,” said Blaine, 29, a native of Pembroke, Ontario, who now calls Nashville home. “I wanted half the record to be what fans might expect, what I like, what works live and fun, such as ‘Hillbilly Girl,’ but I wanted to have more dimensions to my music and that’s where ‘Heroes’ comes from.” So come on down to the theatre on Saturday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at Infinity, and cost $35.00.

tially if you asked us today [about a mine] we have to say we don’t know. But we’re hoping by the end of the year to have completed our economic evaluation, which will give us the first good look at the economics and say yes we can move ahead and keep on working.” Hardy said that in determining the economic potential of a possible mine for the Upper Fir deposit the amount of the tantalum and niobium has to be recorded, the amount that can be extracted from the rocks, the costs of extraction and how much the end products might be sold

for. “Comparing the estimated profit from selling the products to the estimated costs of exploration and mine development will provide Commerce Resources with an indication of the economic potential of the Upper Fir deposit.” The study will be complete by the end of the year, at which time; Hardy said a more realistic picture of the future potential of the site would be clear. “We won’t know that until we get our study out at the end of the year, but we are optimistic enough that we spent another $6.5 million. We wouldn’t be so foolish as to throw money away.”

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Women be Whole A Conference for all women, all ages!

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Guest Speaker - Cheryl Lubeck Have you found yourself missing something? Do you feel afraid, lonely, sad and overwhelmed? If this is you, you are not alone! Come as you are and join with us to hear.

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When: Fri Oct 15,- Registration begins 5:30pm, Conference begins 7:00pm Sat Oct 16 Breakfast 9- 10 am (included), Morning Session 10:00 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 (included), with optional hike to the marsh or rest shop Evening Session 7:00pm, Where: Best Western Hotel - Eagles Room

1950 S Hwy 5 - 250-566-0086 Cost: Early Bird Registration - $50.00 per person (received by Sept 15, 2010) $65.00 after Sept 15, 2010 to Registration Day.

Thursday, October 14 7:30 pm Advance Tickets $25 at Stedmans 569-2415 $30 at the theater door.

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Mountain Expedition: the Traditional Way

By Donalda Beeson Eight days, eight horses, four riders, three camps, countless skillets later, and the Parisi’s annual horse-pack trip into the Moose River was an, at times wet, and at times sunny, success. Borderline Ranch, Snowfarmers, Tony Parisi and his son Phillip Parisi, recently returned from the traditional trip up the only designated horse-use trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park. Trotting along was Finnish WOOFer, Steffi May, who has since returned to Finland to guide 400 sled dogs, and Videographer, Frank (François) Desrosiers of FD Productions in Revelstoke, who has been involved in countless wild projects making outdoor adventure films for seven years, and said it was “the best trip of [his] life.” It was a perfect opportunity to gather footage, as he’s interested in showing the world the adventures out there, and was able to gather the most footage he has ever shot. It was ranch-dog Morgan’s second trip, and first time trip for young horse Jasper, but as for the rest of Parisi’s horses on the trip, Boondock, Tangles, Slim, Robson, Sassy, Albreda, and Concho, are all veteran Moose River trail travellers. “We’ve been trying to open up the trails since the two burns,” said Parisi, who used to run successful trips in there more than 20 years ago. “One day we got a letter that said, because of the pine beetle, they were going to do a prescribed

burn at any time, so we couldn’t operate commercially anymore. When they didn’t burn right away we carried our parks-use permit for a few more years, then we had a trip booked, and the weather permitted a burn, and they burned it, so we dropped our permit.” It “took five years and a lot of cutting to reopen the trail, and we’re still doing that,” said Parisi, and, “it’s cut enough now to travel on…and we feel we can operate on it, however it’s a rough trail in places and still needs a lot of work.” He is thankful for all the people who have helped clear the trail, especially the parks staff, and a handful of local residents. Parisi feels the Government, “spent so much money on the prescribed burn and then nothing to reclaim the trail afterwards… they felt it was of no value to Valemount and they are very wrong, they never valued it as a resource.” Hence, Parisi is focused on the reclamation of the Moose River trail for commercial and private use, and as a result, more people will be able to enjoy the trail. There is “big history behind horse travel and climbing mountains,” said Parisi. “Travel on horseback goes back to early exploration of the Robson Valley. Explorers and fur traders used horses to cross the mountains, as did hunters, settlers, railroad men and loggers that followed. We think that mountaineers will want the traditional experience that the Alpine Club and the first mountain climbers had travelling by horseback and climbing to access the mountain,” and he adds, “This Valley has a rich tradition of Phillip and Tony Parisi making camp along the Moose River Trail.

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Steffi May near the continental divide.

great horsemen and women, well-abled to guide and care for anyone wanting to spend time in the backcountry.” Desrosiers agrees and said what was so special about this trip was that he had no prior horse experience and as a self-proclaimed extreme sports junkie, it was challenging and exhilarating, and he wanted to show how pleasantly terrifying, and exciting that can be. His hope is to somehow convey with the footage, that emotion in those moments of enthusiasm and pure adrenaline when he was “almost losing it.” He adds being with the Parisi boys is always a Photos Courtesy of Tony Parisi.

treat, recalling Tony telling him it was imperative he bring a hat, so he brought his new-school cowboy hat, which Tony looked at and said “your hats not gonna make it, I strongly advise you not to take the hat,” proceeding to give him a Ghetto Sombrero. He still opted to take his own hat, and said, “By the end, Parisi was taking pictures of it, saying he had ‘never met a hat like that’.” If he had to name the hat, he’d name it Tony. The genuine hope of the Parisi’s is to be doing horse trips commercially on the Moose River trail again soon.

Fire Prevention Week

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"Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!" • October 3-9, 2010 We could not do without our firefighters that serve the community

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Safety tips for the home Kitchen

• Avoid loose long sleeves when cooking. • Check kettles and toasters for damaged electrical cords and thermostats. • Use appliances that have an automatic shut-off. • Keep a timer handy to remind you when the oven and burners should be switched off. • If you take medication that causes drowsiness, do not use cooking appliances. • Use a temperature-controlled electric skillet or deep-fryer for frying. • Never leave your cooking unattended. • Use appropriate cooking appliances and keep them clean. • Keep a pot cover nearby to “put a lid on it” in the event of a fire.

• Ensure careful use of smoking materials and extinguish in water before disposal. • Never leave cigarettes in an ashtray unattended. • Use ashtrays with a double rim and deep centre. • Keep matches, lighters and lit candles out of the reach of children. • Never leave lit candles unattended. Basement and Attic

• Remove all combustible and flammable materials from the basement and attic. • Store gasoline in well-ventilated areas. • Do not store propane indoors. • Use only approved containers to store and transport gasoline. • Have a thorough yearly maintenance check of the furnace carried out by a professional. Bedroom • When replacing an old furnace, consult a pro• Install at least one smoke alarm outside each fessional to determine the most safe, economisleeping area. For improved safety, install a cal and efficient system for your home. smoke alarm in every bedroom. • Chimneys should be cleaned at least once a • Check electrical appliances regularly: electric year. blankets, heating pads, curling irons, radios, televisions, irons. Garage and Workshop • Bedrooms should be non-smoking areas. • Flammable materials – thinners, gasoline, paints, industrial cleaners – should be stored Living Room neatly in approved containers and away from • Fireplace: always use a fire screen, ensuring it is possible ignitable sources. the appropriate size for the fireplace opening. • Do not smoke, or leave matches or lighters in • Do not overload electrical outlets or use extenthe garage or workshop. sion cords in the place of additional outlets. • Install and know how to properly use the appro• Smokers should check furniture for fallen cigapriate fire extinguisher for the garage/workshop. rettes or embers, which can smoulder undetect- • Keep the area clean. Remove garbage, paper ed for several hours before bursting into flames. products, oily rags and wood shavings regularly.

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Planning continues for Crystal Ridge ski area


3rd Ave & Elm St.1 877 314Thurs, Sat-9am, Wed & Fri 7pm

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1247 - 1st Ave. 250-566-4824 Sunday School 10am. Family Worship 10:30am. Prayer meeting Thurs 7pm

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Sun. 11:00 am Home group meeting at Rod & Deb Reimer’s - Brown Road, Dunster. 250 968-4335.

Staff members of DWB Consulting Services Ltd surveying the Canoe River crossing which would be used to access the proposed VARDA Powerboarding Area on Crystal Ridge.

Joshua Estabrooks


lthough it is mostly still in the planning stages, work is continuing on the Crystal Ridge Powerboarding area, just

outside of Valemount. Valemount and Area Recreation and Development Association (VARDA) GM, Curtis Pawliuk, said that much of the work has been in the form of paperwork

and planning so far, but the hope is to begin the physical work sometime next summer, with an ultimate goal of having the area ready for public recreation next winter. “The ridge trail and a few

cleared runs should be ready by next winter, if all planning and approvals fall into place. This is the first of its kind that we know of, so we don’t want to rush into the run design. We’re not a business or corporation with unlimited budgets, we are a non profit recreational group, so we are doing this as frugally and responsibly as we can.” Most recently, a bridge that will be needed to cross the Canoe River has been surveyed, but the bridge itself will require some additional funding to complete. The parking lot to service the area is being constructed, as it will also serve as the main parking area for the Westridge Family Loop area as well as the Upper Westridge Riding Area. “Again, we’re meeting VARDA’s goal of creating new infrastructure, new opportunities, diversifying Valemount with existing infrastructure and as little impact as possible on the land base. With Crystal Ridge, we

are not creating any new road, we are not moving any earth, except for a 1 km ridge trail that has yet to be worked on and will not be before this winter.” Pawliuk said that the area will not be open to the public this winter, and is asking for people’s cooperation and patience as they continue the planning process. “We will most likely be working with local professionals when it comes time to plan the routes. We’ll be talking to CMH, Caribou Cat Skiing, and local alpine skiers. We want the project to be local, with local funding and local work. We have solidified funding for the entire development of the hill but we need to solidify funding for the bridge because the bridge was secondary to the original plan. Anyone interested in supporting the bridge project as a potential sponsor is asked to contact the VARDA office as soon as possible.”




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Mark and Irene Froese, along Barb , Kenneth, Morris and Henry, some of the executive members of the Siyabonga project, catch up on the Robson Valley’s news during their recent visit to Africa.

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16 • Wednesday October 6, 2010 The Valley Sentinel THE VALLEY 250.566.4425 | Toll-free: 1.800.226.2129 | E-mail: | Web: Main: Up to 20 words: $6 • Up to 25 words: $7 • Up to 30 words: $8



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Main: 250.566.4425 | Toll-free: 1.800.226.2129 | E-mail: | Web: AUTOMOBILES


2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Edition. Fully loaded, automatic, bloack leather interior, 10 disc CD changer, roof rack, hitch mount, etc. $13,000. Call 250 569-7588



1989 Plymouth Sundance. Good car for parts. Open to any offers. Contact 250 569-3234

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2000 Chrysler Intrepid. Very good shape. 4 summer tires, 4 studded winter tires $4000 obo. Phone 250 566-4555


Raven Road Visitor Stop The Village of McBride invites tenders for the construction of the Raven Road Rest Stop, and associated site servicing in McBride, BC. The major work components include: • Installation of 996m of owner supplied 50mm dia water service. • Installation of 813m of owner supplied 63mm dia sewer forcemain. • Installation of owner supplied septic tanks and pump system. • Construction of Insulated Concrete Form Washroom facilities including plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. • Construction of 200m of gravel walking trails. • Directional drilling.

Photos and details at Call Jen 250-566-1323



Custom Hand Split Cedar Post and Rail. Call for details. 250 5697286

1991 Ford F250 XLT, extended cab, 4WD, 206,183 original km, new tires, new brakes, box liner, trailer hitch. Reverse gear needs work. $1750 Phone 250 968--4493



CN APTS. 1 & 2 Bdrm units, $520 & $590/ mth plus hydro. Juniper Manor - Bachelor Suite $400 + hydro, large SEPT 22 GTS refurbished 2 bdrm. C/W all new floors, 1989 Jeep Cherokee. 4 paint, cupboards & door, manual, very good counters. Also laundry shape. $2000 obo. Call hookups. $590 + hydro. 250 566-1212 Call Scott at 250 566 JUNE 2 GTS 1569

OCT 13


2003 Honda CRF 150 Dirt bike. Well maintained, low hours. $1800. For more info call 250 566-9834 JULY 28 GTS

Log Duplex for rent in valemount. 5 bdrm, N/S, $900/mth. Avail. immed. Call Chris at 780 264-1651.



For rent in Valemount: 2 bdrms up, 2 down in unfinished basement, nice deck. Large lot w/ heated double garage, greenhouse. $700/ month. Call Joanne at 1 250 769-5910 OCT 20

3 Bdrm trailer in Valemount. $650/mth + damage deposit. No pets. Call 780 6217171

OCT 13


For Sale: A recording quality George Benson Ibanez Hollow Body Electric Guitar + case, $1000. We also have a variety of acoustic + electric guitars for sale. For more info call Deb Reimer @ 250 968-4335



2009 SKIDOO XP800 154” track. Good Condition, $6700.00 plus tax. 5 machines to choose from. Online at www. or call 250 566-9774

Dozer and Hoe Operators required for company that constructs oil field roads and leases. Requires operators with OCT 27 oil field experience. Competitive wages and rooms and meals WELL PUMPING provided by company. Pumping and Call 1 780 723-5051 Well cleaning. 25ft deep or (Edson, Alberta) less. Call Reesa at 250 OCT 27 566-9707



Invitation to Tender

Renovated Suites in Triplex - Great space, very clean, lots of updates! No dogs, no smoking, quiet bldg. Nov 1st - Furnished 1 bdrm - $500 2 Bdrm Main floor - $600 Mountainview Apts. No smoking, no pets, clean and quiet building. Bach, 1 & 2 Bdrm units $375-$575 2 Bdrm Trailer on town lot with wired workshop. Nov 1st $650 Renovated and furnished 4 bdrm/2 bath house. Nov 1st $1200 3 Bdrm house with attached garage. Nov 1st $850





1998 Mercury Mystique. 4 door auto loaded, 2 sets of good tires. $2500. Call 250 569-2471


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Sealed tenders for –“Village of McBride – Raven Road Rest Stop” will be received at the offices of the Village of McBride, 100 Robson Centre, McBride, BC, V0J 2E0 until 1:00 p.m. local time, October 12, 2010 at which time all tenders will be publicly opened. Tender documents may be obtained from the office of the Village of McBride or from the office of R. Radloff & Associates Inc., 925 Vancouver Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 2P6, after October 1, 2010 upon deposit of a certified cheque in the amount of fifty ($50.00) dollars payable to the Village of McBride. The deposit will not be refunded. Tenders must be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the tender package. Tenders must be accompanied by:

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a) A Bid Bond, Certified Cheque or Irrevocable Letter of Credit in the amount of Ten (10%) percent of the tender price. b) A Consent of Surety relating to subsequent security arrangements for Performance and Labour and Materials payment guarantees. Bidders must provide proof of satisfactory completion of previous work of like kind. The lowest priced or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. A site visit will be held on October 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. local time. For inquiries please contact Chris Morgan, AScT, R. Radloff & Associates 250-562-6861 (fax 250-562-6826)


The Valley Sentinel Wednesday October 6, 2010 • 17 Main: 250.566.4425 | Toll-free: 1.800.226.2129 | E-mail: | Web: YARD SALE






Deanna’s Place For Sale: Beautiful Europtop Pillow Queen Size deep pocket mattress with boxspring. Includes mattress cover and two fitted sheets. Excellent condition. $650 obo. Room to small to accommodate. Panasonic Home Theater System includes: 5 - DVD/CD changer, 5 surround sound speakers, large capacity subwoofer, etc. Needs a large area to be appreciated. $650 obo. Just like new! Many more things of interest for sale: electronics, ornaments, appliances, clothing, CD’s and computer games.

Is Now Hiring Full Time Carpenters 4 Positions Available Located in McBride 40 Hrs a week, $27.00 Per Hr Must have Completion of High School and 5 or more years of experience Please send Resumes to: 5306 Hwy 16 East, McBride, BC, V0E 2Z0 Or Fax: (250) 569-0178 Email:


McBride Autobody and Towing of 628 2nd Ave. McBride BC, V0J 2E0, Phone 250 569-2470, in compliance with the Warehouse Lien Act, lays claim against the following vehicle, owned by Asset Inc.: 2007 GMC Sierra Pickup, VIN 1GTHK23D27F112569. Total amount owing is $16, 738.27. This vehicle will be sold on October 15, 2010.


For Sale: Combination Machine: Drill Press, Table Saw, Wood Lathe, 12” Sander - $280 DVD/VCR - $30 Call 250 566-9894

1210 Week of 10.4.2010

Do call at 250 566-9021 and leave a message.





Updated Oct 6, 2010

 Autobody/Paint                

Technician Chambermaids (2) Cook / Chef (2) Cooks and Servers Front Desk (5) Housekeepers (6) Laundry Attendants (2) Motel Managers (Couple) Night Cleaner (Part time) Night Auditor (Part time) On Call Firefighter Porter Prep Person for Kitchen Servers (2) Snowhost Specialty Cook ( International Cuisine) Waitress

Front desk staff can give you detailed information about each of these postings, including info on how to submit your application for these job opportunities. For more information about these jobs, please call: Valemount Learning Centre 250-566-4601 Box 789 99 Gorse St. Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

Auto FinAncing $0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www. DLN 30309. Business opportunities BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-3880123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores. com today. cAreer opportunity HOW ABOUT LIFE IN THE EAST KOOTENAYS. Alpine Toyota in beautiful Cranbrook has a senior position available for a Fixed Operations Manager. Applicants must have fixed operations management experience and have the ability to train, lead and motivate a team. We offer an industry leading remuneration plan, and company benefit package. Some relocation expenses will be considered for the right individual. Email your resume: bsmith@ or fax: 250-489-3628.

employment opportunities EMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA. Sheetmetal journeyman required shop fabrication, journeyman sheetmetal field, journeyman plumbers/ pipefitters field, journeyman refrigeration mechanic, benefit package available, overtime available. terryw@ fax: 780-624-2190. Brandt Tractor has exciting positions available in many communities throughout Canada including: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort Nelson, Fort Saint John, Grande Prairie, Regina and Saskatoon. Find out about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandttractor. com. Call 306-791-5979. Email resume indicating position title & location: Fax 306-791-5986. CHEAP TELEPHONE RECONNECT! Paying too much? Switch, save money, and keep your number! First month only $24.95 + connection fee. Phone Factory Reconnect 1-877-336-2274 ; www. FinAnciAl services If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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Activities to Entertain & Amuse Pioneer Photo


About this photo Description: The Hooker house at Dome Creek, BC.

Date: 1930s Credits: Valemount Museum & Archives ID: 2003.13.14 Image: 15 of 117 If you have any more information on this photo or any others that appear you can contact The Valley Museum & Archives in McBride, The Valemount Museum or contact us at The Valley Sentinel.

Horoscopes ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 A difficult challenge lies ahead, Aries. Save up your energy for the next few days and keep the partying and socializing to a minimum for the time being.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, the path you are on seems very stable, and this is the way you should operate. You will find others are looking to you more for advice. It’s a role you enjoy.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you’re stuck in a string of bad luck. Just like most things, this too shall pass. Keep your chin up and hang out with friends to keep your mind busy.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 There’s not much more to be done about a current situation, Cancer. Rather than struggle trying to figure out where things went awry, focus on a new plan.


Daytime Condition


P.O.P. High Low Wind 24/Hr Rain

10% 13°C 2°C S 5 km/h

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if it seems like others aren’t listening to you, simply speak a little louder. There’s more to a relationship than you had originally thought. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an opportunity for new and more fulfilling employment is coming your way soon. If you are happy where you are, it may be time for a promotion. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Extra spending leaves you a little light in the wallet, Libra. A second job or another means to making money is the way to go for a few months. Try to curb spending. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, the road might be bumpy, but luckily you have a car with a good suspension. Ride out this rough patch with a smile on your face and it will pass quickly.


Daytime Condition

Cloudy periods

40% P.O.P. 14°C High 2°C Low Wind SE 5 km/h 24/Hr Rain 1-3 mm




Sagittarius, a relationship is blossoming and you’re not sure in which direction it should be going. Trust your gut instincts with this and things will work out fine.

CAPRICORN- Dec 22/Jan 20 You’re tougher than others suspect, Capricorn. You will prove your mettle with a difficult task that requires all of your focus and energy to master. Aquarius is impressed. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, things are changing, but it’s for the best. Instead of going against the tide, simply let the waves take you where you need to go. Surprises are in store. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Think about moving in a new direction, Pisces, because you’re bound to become stagnant the way you have been operating.



Daytime Cloudy with Condition showers

Daytime Cloudy with Condition showers

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P.O.P. High Low Wind 24/Hr Rain

60% P.O.P. 9°C High -1°C Low Wind W 10 km/h 24/Hr Rain 4-7 mm

60% 10°C 0°C S 5 km/h 4-7 mm



Daytime Variable Condition cloudiness 40% P.O.P. 8°C High 0°C Low Wind W 10 km/h 24/Hr Rain

The Valley Sentinel Wednesday October 6, 2010 • 19

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Call Today about these and other Robson Valley Listings brought to you by Irene



3400 Martinson Road McBRIDE, BC

• Country living awaits! • 93 Acres • 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm mobile • Rolling hills with plenty of pasture

1245 2nd Avenue VALEMOUNT, BC

Bridge Road McBRIDE, BC

1020 Commercial Dr $259,000 VALEMOUNT, BC

• Run & Own a growing ‘green’ business • Bottle/Recycling depot • Everything you need to start your business!




• Approx. 40 acre parcel • Minutes from Valemount • Extensive Swift Creek frontage • Very unique • Excellent opportunity!

1620 Shelby Road $167,000 McBRIDE, BC


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• 5.2 acres, 5km from McBride • Well-kept mobile with large addition • Good water, fruit trees • Perfect for hobby farm

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Car Wash Owners Bill & Liz Powlousky thank Lyndon & Pam Harley for managing and operating the car wash. They have moved on with their trailer business. 1

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421 Main Street • Charming 2 storey guest house • Beautifully refurbished • Excellent revenue • Exceptional value!

205 Horseshoe Lake Rd $199,000 • Family home on 3 lots • Great location • Large backyard


• 22 Acres • Panoramic Mountain Views • 1700 sq ft home • Large shop with studio

• 39 acres with creek • 3 bedroom home • good location – minutes from town

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5361 Mountainview Rd

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2470 Zeidler Road $289,000 • 3 acre parcel • 1500+ sq ft home with full basement • Minutes from McBride

• Approx. 3 acres • Perfect small acreage • River views • Village Services




Featured Listing







1096 Juniper Street • 3600 sq ft home • Large spacious rooms • Immaculate executive home • Endless outdoor features!


• Affordable and well kept • Family size - 4 bdrm, 2 bthm • Open floor plan • Attached garage

• 3 bd, 2 bath • No wasted energy or space • Totally renovated • Immaculate


As of October 1st, Doreen Armella as "Doreen's Car Wash" will be managing and operating the car wash. She will continue detailing and car cleaning as part of the business.

For a fall special you can get your car detailed, starting at $39.99 and of course more for larger vehicles. Doreen will be happy to give you a quote.

Tel: 250-566-9195

Corner of 5th & Ash - 880 Beaver Crescent, Valemount

wash after three washes



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Volume 25 Issue 40  

October 6 2010 Edition of The Valley Sentinel

Volume 25 Issue 40  

October 6 2010 Edition of The Valley Sentinel