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									Vol. 4/Issue 22                             Your Weekly Source for News and Events                                               June 1, 2007

                              The Columbia                                      Valley
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                              The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 3

                              VALLEY NEWS

       On May 23, 2006, council gave the green light to the Waterside development in downtown Invermere, shown in this artist’s rendition provided by the developers.

 One year later - where’s Waterside?
By Brian Geis                                               Councillor Bob Campsall said the Lake Windermere          don’t think that’s inaccurate,” he said.
Pioneer Staff                                                Resort, a project site marked by the gravel piles next       He has since stepped aside from the project due to
                                                            to Lakeside Pub on the Althalmer lakefront, was also      health concerns. Mr. Wilson said he has developed a
   One year after it received the unanimous approval        required to have conference centre space but has since    benign brain tumor that is being treated with drug
of Invermere Council, Octagon Property’s ambitious          been abandoned.                                           therapy and might require surgery.
proposed Waterside development is still at least an-           Invermere Mayor Mark Shmigelsky said the re-              “I’m going to be fine,” he said, adding that Octa-
other year away from breaking ground.                       quirement is written into the zoning of the Lake          gon partner Grant Schell will take over the lead of the
   The district’s requirement that the project begin        Windermere Resort property, which is now owned by         Waterside project.
with a 12-storey hotel might be the sticking point.         the developers of the nearby Pointe of View condo-           Mr. Wilson said the public should see detailed
   When completed, the development would include            miniums.                                                  drawings of the project within the next six months.
14 new buildings in the 11-acre parcel adjacent to Ed-         According to District of Invermere Chief Adminis-         “There will probably be a public review process
die Mountain Memorial Arena, including the hotel,           trative Officer Chris Prosser, the municipality is wait-    around the design of the hotel,” he said. “People will
a restaurant and conference center, commercial and          ing on design drawings before it can begin to plan        probably want to see what that’s going to look like.”
retail space, 570 residential units, a train station, a     street closures necessary for the Waterside develop-         None of the subjects interviewed could confirm any
pedestrian bridge over the railway for beach access,        ment.                                                     progress on finding an operator for the proposed ho-
a public boat slip and a boardwalk leading to James            Both Mr. Prosser and Octagon spokesperson Adri-        tel. “I’ve been told,” Mr. Campsall commented, “they
Chabot Provincial Park in Athalmer.                         an Wilson -- the Cascade Engineering executive who        are having trouble finding a hotel anchor.”
   Under intense public scrutiny, Invermere council         ushered the project through the approval process --          Mr. Campsall was the councillor behind the require-
placed stipulations on the project, limiting the height     agree a groundbreaking ceremony for the project is at     ment that the construction begin with the amenities.
of the buildings to 50 feet above 4th Street and, in fear   least another year away.                                     “We really do want some sort of convention cen-
of a real estate flip, required that construction begin         “They’ve got a lot of paperwork to do before a shov-   ter,” he explained. Invermere, he hopes, will be able
with the amenities, specifically, the hotel and confer-      el hits the dirt,” Mr. Prosser commented. “They’ve got    to compete with Radium Resort and Fairmont Hot
ence centre.                                                about another year of paperwork to complete.”             Springs Resort for convention business.
   Waterside wouldn’t be the first project stymied by           Mr. Wilson agreed. “It would take a solid six months      “If we can make it happen, then we’ve done our
the district’s desire for convention space. Invermere       and that would be going at it pretty hard, so, yeah, I    job.”

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  From fruit & cheese to lovey dovey baskets or anything
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  in between, Jayne Magri creates unique gift baskets for
  any occasion from her in-home studio.                             RCMP are continuing their investigation into the       zens of youths knocking down signs. The youths were
                                                               incident last Sunday when a male driver and his fe-         located and were initially uncooperative; however,
  Whether it’s Father’s Day, a                                 male passenger outran police in a stolen vehicle and        once their parents became involved, their attitude
  birthday or a wedding gift for                               disappeared after their stolen trailer overturned at the    changed.
  the new couple, call Jayne                                   Invermere crossroads.                                            • May 20: Police were advised of a break-and-en-
  and she will create something                                     “We have a witness who provided a good descrip-        ter to a seasonal residence situated along Selkirk Street
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                                                               tion of the suspects,” Staff-Sergeant Doug Pack said         in Windermere. The break-and-enter had occurred
                                                               Wednesday. “We are following up on some leads.”             sometime over the past few months.
                                                                    He said he is not aware of an arrest being made             • May 20: Police responded to a drunk in a public
          342-3160                                             yet, but it is always a possibility that the pair will be   place along 7th Avenue who, after being arrested and                                  picked up in another jurisdiction.                          lodged in cells, became sick and had to be taken to the
                                                                    Driving a truck stolen from the City of Cranbrook,     hospital by ambulance.
                                                               and towing a trailer stolen from Moyie, the pair re-             • May 21: Police responded to an attempted sexu-

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                                                               unhitched and overturned. A high-speed police chase
                                                               on the highway was called off due to public safety, al-
                                                                                                                           al assault near Fairmont Hot Springs. A male camper
                                                                                                                           awoke to find his 18-year-old girlfriend passed out,
                                                                                                                           and being accosted by another male. The pair had met
                                                               lowing the criminals to make their getaway.                 him earlier in the evening. The male fled, leaving his
                                                                    For the week ending May 26th, police responded         pants and wallet behind. Investigation found the pair
                                                               to 90 calls for service, including seven motor vehicle      had returned to their site and retired to their trailer for
                                                               accidents and two alarms.                                   the evening, to find the male had followed them. A
                                                                    • May 19: Police located a vehicle operating er-       25-year-old Calgary male was arrested and charged.
                                                               ratically as it exited the area of an Invermere pub. The         • May 24: Police responded to a theft of a motor
                                                               vehicle was stopped to find the driver displaying sev-       vehicle in Windermere. The owners heard the theft
          Saturday, June 2nd, 2007                             eral signs of impairment. The driver was detained and       occurring and located the abandoned vehicle down
            1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                              read a breath demand; however, he refused to comply.        their street. A suspect male was located by the owners
                                                               A 34-year-old Invermere man has been charged.               and arrested by police while hitch-hiking on the high-
            4866 Burns Avenue                                       Police stopped a vehicle in a road check in            way near where the vehicle was dumped. Charges have
                 Canal Flats                                   Invermere. The driver displayed signs of liquor con-        been forwarded against the 35-year-old B.C. resident
                       For more information call Marlene at…   sumption and was demanded to provide roadside               for the theft of the vehicle.
                                                               breath sample, which he failed. The man was detained             • May 24: It was reported that a yellow and or-
                                                               for impaired driving and escorted to the RCMP de-           ange 16-foot fiberglass canoe was reported as missing
        345-4000 • Fairmont Village Mall, Fairmont             tachment where he refused to provide breath samples.        from the Indian Beach Estates in Windermere. If any-
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                                                                    • May 20: Police were notified by concerned citi-       342-9292.
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 5

  Invermere buys land
   for Westside bypass
By Brian Geis                                  term goal that is already 15 years in the
Pioneer Staff                                   making.
                                                    The Westside Parkway, he said, will
     Invermere moved one step closer to        relieve the pressure of traffic entering
a westside bypass last week by authoriz-       town on Westside Road, which then
ing the purchase of the five-acre John          turns into 13th Avenue, by sending
and Carol Dobson property on the west          drivers through the Industrial Park in
end of 7th Street.                             Althalmer.
     District of Invermere Chief Ad-                The road would turn south off Pan-
ministrative Officer Chris Prosser said          orama Road and follow the flood pro-
the property, a key component in the           tection dike into the canyon. It would
alignment of Westside Parkway, cost the        connect with Canyon View Road be-
community $404,180.88.                         fore heading through the developing
     Councillor Bob Campsall said the          Pine Ridge Mountain Resort—which
long-sought, hard-fought deal with the         broke ground this week on Invermere’s
Dobsons—who recently announced                 west side—and beyond to CastleRock
they were leaving the valley for Van-          Estates.
couver Island—has been in negotiation               “That’s a long ways down the road.
since November.                                And I know this summer’s traffic is go-
     “We were tough. I’d say we were           ing to be frustrating for a lot of people,”
tough,” Councillor Campsall comment-           Mayor Shmigelsy said, “but Invermere
ed. “The town now owns the property.”          is a resort town. People want to come
     The purchased land is near the sew-       here and, like other resort communi-
age lagoons bordering Toby Creek.              ties, it’s going to be busy. That’s a very
     According to Mr. Campsall, there is       important part of our economy. We love
still one privately-owned parcel stand-        to have that problem. I can understand
ing in the way of the municipality’s           people’s frustration with the traffic, but
plans for a westside connector, and the        I am grateful for that other end of the
district, he said, will resort to expropria-   economy.”
tion of the property if it can’t negotiate          The purchase price, Mr. Campsall
a settlement with the owner.                   said, was cobbled together from depart-
     Expropriation occurs when a public        mental surpluses found elsewhere in the
agency (for example, the provincial gov-       budget.
ernment and its agencies, regional dis-             “We didn’t specifically budget for
tricts, municipalities, school boards and      it, but it came up and we were able to
utilities) takes property for a purpose        make it happen,” Mr. Campsall said.
deemed to be in the public interest,                Because Invermere is surrounded
even though the owner of the property          by private property and limited from
may not be willing to sell it.                 growth, he said, he is always a propo-
     Invermere Mayor Mark Shmigelsy            nent for the municipal purchase of
said the Westside Parkway is a long-           property from private owners.

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6 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                                               May 25, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                               Historical Lens
 Do DCCs challenge
By Brian Geis
Pioneer Staff

     Do development cost charges challenge the afford-
ability of homes in the Columbia Valley? If you ask
the new retirees from Alberta fixing to purchase their
second home – probably not. But if you ask me, an
aspiring homeowner surviving on the vagaries of the
local economy – yes, definitely.
     Development cost charges are fees charged to de-
velopers to pay for upgrades to infrastructure necessary
to accommodate the growth.
     This year will see development cost charge bylaws
in every jurisdiction in the Columbia Valley and a
four-fold increase to existing DCCs on the table in
     While development cost charges are an effective
way of targeting the cost of development, the costs are
passed down to the homebuyer.
                                                                                                            Invermere school 1928 - Back row, left to right: Audrey Thornton, Lester Stillings, Sid Thornton, Betty Coy, Audrey
     That increase in the purchase price is less likely to
                                                                                                            Cleland, Edwin Kelly, Lloyd Palmer, Bill Pye, Dave McGuiness, Josephine Kelly, Doreen Johnston, Leigh Nixon.
be felt in the upper levels of the real estate market, but
                                                                                                            Middle row: Arthur Fuller,. Arthur Nixon, Harry Jones, Chester Stillings, Connie Fuller, Evelyn Hanson, Betty Pen-
will probably sting first-time homebuyers.
                                                                                                            nington, Dick Millam, Margaret Ashworth. Front row: Edith Hanson, Esther Stillings, Irene Doyle, May Palmer,
     The notion of increasing development cost charges
                                                                                                            Bud Cleland, Stanley Frater, Howard Palmer, Bud Coy, Howard Doyle, Sandy Dobbie, Kay Thornton, Eva Burton,
to more than $16,000 per dwelling seems counterpro-
                                                                                                            Alex Johnston. The teacher standing at the back is Winnie Harrop. Photo source: Harry Jones.
ductive in a town trying desperately to increase the
                                                                                                                                                                        Photo courtesy of Windermere Valley Historical Society
availability of affordable housing for the working
     I encourage the governments of the Columbia Val-
ley to get creative with their DCC bylaws in order to
avoid conflicts with some of their other goals, instead
                                                                                                                Let’s rename Pot Hole Park
of a one-size-fits-all, density-based set of fees.                                                           Dear Editor:                                                         brochure advertising the beauty of this area. If resi-
     In Invermere, for instance, the council could craft                                                                                                                         dents want to take pride in a nice town, maybe the
a bylaw that gives breaks to builders who design green                                                           Now that spring is here, it is a reminder of the                park deserves a name worthy of the expense and care
technology into their homes.                                                                                care that is taken each year to have colourful flower                 of erecting such a dignified statue of David Thompson
     One need only look as far as Kelowna for a nu-                                                         gardens and hanging flower baskets in town, making                    and Charlotte small by the park, the first thing people
anced DCC bylaw. While it doesn’t contain some of                                                           Invermere a charming place for tourists and residents                see as they enter the downtown area.
my more exotic suggestions, it recognizes the differ-                                                        alike. There are cultural events, sports and various ac-                  The bicentennial celebration of David Thompson’s
ence between a campground in the Kelowna suburbs                                                            tivities in the area that attract people from around the             explorations may be a good time to review the naming
from a low-density house in the city centre.                                                                world, people who have seen the beauties of Europe                   of this park and consider naming it David Thompson
     It might be too late for Invermere, this time                                                          and other continents.                                                Park.
around, but certainly not for Radium, Windermere                                                                 I wonder if people have considered what the name
and Canal Flats.                                                                                            Pot Hole Park sounds like or might look on a tourist                 Bev Sinclair, Invermere

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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                                    The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 7

      Is Whitetail Lake
 destined for development?
Dear Editor:                                 but include lots available on their inves-
                                             tors’ proposal?
     I’m writing in response to the sale          How is the group planning on deal-
of lot 168 at Whitetail Lake. Due to the     ing with the huge Indian issues that
article being unsigned by the author,        are involved with the property? Sewer,
I guess I’m responding to “Whitetail         roads, winter range, etc.
Lake Land Owners’ Group.”                         Is gifting Blue Lake to the Blue
     I’d like to start by commending the     Lake Forest Education Society Camp
group’s decision to harvest the infested     just a tool to get the OK to rezone and
pine beetle on the land. Also it’s nice to   subdivide? Tembec didn’t have to sub-
hear that the Blue Lake Camp will re-        divide Blue Lake out of Lot 168. Why
main.                                        does “Whitetail Lake Land Owners
     Although these two issues are good      Group” have to?
information and it appears that this              Perhaps I’m reading between the
group is willing to share their good in-     lines a bit too much.
tentions to people who are concerned              I’d love to believe that this group’s
with the well-being of the lake, I’m not     intentions are good; however, so far any
sure the group is touching on the real       information I have learned about Lot
issues here.                                 168 has led me to believe that IF this
     What I’m interested in learning is      property is re-zoned, once again we as
how many investors in the group are re-      B.C residents have let a beautiful piece
altors or developers?                        of our province slip away, just to be-
     Why there is a plan floating around      come a developer’s dream come true.
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8 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                  May 25, 2007

 ‘DCC’ to become household word
By Brian Geis                                                  Since development cost charge bylaws must un-            governments.
Pioneer Staff                                               dergo the scrutiny of the public and the B.C. Inspec-            “We’ve had contractors come to us and say, ‘Let
                                                           tor of Municipalities, the legislation can take time to      us do the work,’” Mr. Read commented. “They have
     If you don’t know what DCC stands for, you soon       craft.                                                       the equipment and the subtrades and can do the work
will.                                                          The new Chief Administrative Officer in Canal              to our specifications.”
     This year could see development cost charge by-       Flats, Rob Sabine, made a DCC bylaw an agenda                    However, some market-driven opposition exists.
laws adopted in every jurisdiction in the Columbia         item early in his tenure as the Canal Flats executive.           In a 2003 position paper, the British Columbia
Valley, including the regional district.                   Mr. Sabine took the oath of office on March 26.                Real Estate Association came out squarely against de-
     Only months after Invermere proposed increases            Mr. Sabine said it is important to start early be-       velopment cost charges.
in development cost charges four-fold, Radium Hot          cause the approval process could take up to a year and           Invermere developer Barry Brown-John, who is
Springs—the fastest-growing municipality in B.C.—          a half.                                                      a member of the association’s government relations
is preparing its first development cost                                                                                                 committee, said DCCs squeeze the
charge bylaw.                                                                                                                          market in the very place the District
     On Monday, Canal Flats, which                                                                                                     of Invermere is trying to create some
realized some of the biggest jumps in                                                                                                  slack: attainable housing.
property values this year, gave staff ap-                                                                                                    Attainable housing is a less politi-
proval to begin preparing their first de-                                                                                               cally-charged term for affordable hous-
velopment cost charge bylaw.                                                                                                           ing, Mr. Brown-John explained, some-
     Now, the regional district is explor-                                                                                             thing single parents or working-class
ing the first-ever use of development                                                                                                   families could afford.
cost charges to fund the Windermere                                                                                                         Invermere has spent considerable
water and sewer system.                                                                                                                effort enticing developers to build at-
     Based on the widely-held philoso-                                                                                                 tainable housing, including the current
phy of municipal growth in B.C., that                                                                                                  development of 38 price-controlled
growth pay for growth, development                                                                                                     homes in Cardel Resort’s West 15th
cost charges are fees charged to develop-                                                                                              Street condominium complex, and the
ers to pay for upgrades to infrastructure                                                                                              concurrent development of a munici-
necessary to accommodate the growth.                                                                                                   pal housing authority to administer
     Development cost charges typically                                                                                                the policy.
cover the cost of water, sewer, streets                                                                                                     “It will, without a doubt, have
and sidewalks, but can also be extended                                                                                                an affect in the market,” Mr. Brown-
                                             Invermere’s new DCC bylaw calls for as much as $16,000 per home to cover the cost of
to parks and recreation facilities.                                                                                                    John commented. “It’s certainly going
                                             infrastructure upgrades. The additional cost is passed onto the homebuyer.
     Invermere adopted its first DCC                                                                                                    to have an effect on the price of the
bylaw in 1993 and began collecting                                                                                                     lower-cost homes.”
$978 per dwelling; by 2005, this had                                                                                                        Using his own Westside Park de-
grown to $4,180.88.                                             Radium’s Chief Administrative Office Mark Read velopment as an example, Mr. Brown-John said the
     This year, a proposed four-fold increase to is estimating an inaugural development cost charge of cost of the homes has increased $80,000 in the last
$16,349.85 per dwelling is under consideration in about $3,000 per dwelling.                                            half-decade.
Invermere. The new legislation is being reviewed by             “We’ve just engaged a consultant to take us                 “If you add another $16,000 to that, you’re look-
the council and staff and is slated to reappear at the through the process,” he said. The resulting legisla- ing at a cost increase of $100,000,” he said.
June 12 council meeting.                                    tion could be ready as early as September or as late as         From the developer’s standpoint, he said, devel-
     Regional District Planning and Development December.                                                               opment cost charges can be quite punitive with pay-
Services Manager Andrew McLeod said the regional                Mayor Deck said the municipality plans on col- ment required at the time of subdivision, often tying
district hired a consultant to advise them on how to lecting $1 million in DCCs next year, about $6.5 up a line of credit.
structure a potential development cost charge by- million in the next ten years.                                            “The money’s got to come from somewhere and
law. It would be the first in an unincorporated area             Development cost charges, Mr. Read said, is a they are going to get it,” Mr. Brown-John comment-
of the regional district, and would apply to con- way of targeting the cost of growth that reduces a ed. “Some way the infrastructure has to be paid for;
struction of new homes in the area to be serviced by municipality’s need to borrow or impose new taxes money doesn’t grow on trees. As long as development
the Windermere water and sewer system, including on current residents.                                                  pays the cost of it, we move that much farther away
Windermere, Timber Ridge and The Resort at Cop-                 All of the revenue, he said, will go to pay for up- from affordable.”
per Point.                                                  grades the the water and sewer system in Radium Hot             The B.C. Real Estate Association recommends
     “I don’t believe we have a final report yet or any Springs. A report the municipality commissioned that, in lieu of DCCs, municipalities look to public-
numbers to share,” he said.                                 identifies upgrades triggered by milestones in the private partnerships, long-term municipal bonds and
     Radium mayor and regional district board chair growth rate, the first of which occurs in 2008.                      DCCs based on square footage.
Greg Deck said the regional district’s Lake Windermere          Developers, by and large, do not object to the              Long-term municipal bonds, the association con-
Official Community Plan project paves the way for fees, he said, because they see the charges as a cost of tends, allows growth to pay for itself while increasing
development cost charges in the rural areas.                doing business and typically pass that cost onto the housing affordability.
     “DCCs usually require an OCP to create the leg- home buyer.                                                            By levying DCCs according to square footage, lo-
islative power, and municipalities have more flexibil-           Furthermore, he said, developers can typically do cal governments can encourage the construction of
ity,” he said.                                              the work more quickly and at a lower cost than local smaller, more affordable homes.
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                                                         WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE
                                                            COLUMBIA VALLEY

                                                                                                         MOVIE REVIEW

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                                                                                                        YET ANOTHER DIET

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                                                                                                         Out &
                                                                                                          Your Weekly Guide
                                                                                                          What’s Happening
                                                                                                             Around the
  Created by Justine Von Niessen, this is one of the highly-original works on display at Pynelogs          Columbia Valley
  Cultural Centre during the high school’s annual student art show called REACH. See Page 12.                PAGE 11

                      Cinefest Movie · Away From Her · Toby Theatre
                      Monday June 4 at 7:00 pm. Presented by Harrison McKay Communications.

                      “REACH” Art Show • David Thompson Secondary School
                   June 5 to 17, Gallery open daily 11-4 pm. Artist Opening & Open
What does RT       Mic Night, Wednesday May 6, 7-9 pm. Awards Ceremony followed
      mean to you? by students’ musical and spoken word performances.
                      Visit for our current events calendar, or call 342-4423.
10 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                         June 1, 2007


                                                                                              Review: Hannibal Rising
                                                                                           Reviewed by Cayla Gabruck                  for the death of his family.
                                                                                                                                           Not what you would expect from
                                                                                                Never before have I watched a         a film with Hannibal in the title, the
                                                                                           movie where I was rooting for the psy-     movie was not extremely terrifying
                                                                                           chopath. Hannibal Rising is the movie      and more so psychologically thrilling.
                                                                                           that will cause you to rethink con-             Gaspard Ulliel does a fantastic job
                                                                                           demning the manipulative Anthony           creating a character that inspires fear
                                                                                           Hopkins version of Hannibal Lector.        and also makes the viewer feel sym-
                                                                                           This movie is the first Hannibal movie      pathy towards Hannibal at the same
                                                                                           that you can watch with the lights off      time. It is amazing how close he looks
                                                                                           and not be absolutely terrified.            and acts to the young Hannibal you
                                                                                                No one person can deny, ever since    have created in your mind.
                                                                                           the Silence of the Lambs was released           Written by Thomas Harris, the
                                                                                           in 1991, they have been wondering          best-selling author of the Hanni-
                                                                                           what turned medical student Hanni-         bal book series, Hannibal Rising is a
                                                                                           bal Lector into the infamous Hannibal      shocking thriller that will leave you on
                                                                                           the Cannibal.                              the edge of your seat - not hiding un-
                                                                                                Set in Nazi Germany, we visit Han-    der your covers.
                                                                                           nibal as a young boy and learn about
                                                                                           the death of his parents and sister,
                                                                                                                                           RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 HEADS
                                                                                           along with numerous other events that
PARTY TIME - Parkside Place in Invermere was a lively spot last Saturday as several
                                                                                           changed him from a promising medi-
businesses joined to host a Block Party. The event included baton twirling, entertain-
                                                                                           cal student into a flesh-eating monster,
ment and a barbecue for guests who turned out to look at the new downtown mall.
                                                                                           seeking revenge on those responsible

                                                                                                               At The Library
                                                                                          French Women Don’t Get Fat                  delicately enhanced with subtle herbs.
                                                                                          By Mireille Guiliano                        She includes in the book 45 wonderful,
                                                                                                                                      healthy recipes from the kitchens of her
                                                                                          Reviewed by Sheila Bonny                    mother, aunts and grandmothers.
                                                                                                                                           From asparagus flan to mousse au
                                                                                                Unlike conventional “diet books,”     chocolat, none of these could be labeled
                                                                                          French Women Don’t Get Fat does not         abstemious. Indeed, one whole chapter
                                                                                          promote a regime of food deprivation.       of the book is titled “Bread and Choco-
                                                                                          Rather, Mireille Guiliano introduces a      late.”
                                                                                          lifestyle that simultaneously celebrates         Emphasizing French women’s de-
                                                                                          life’s pleasures and promotes healthy       light in sensual pleasures, Guiliano rec-
  ON NEW 60”                                                OPEN FOR                      body weight.
                                                                                                She illustrates her philosophy with
                                                                                                                                      ommends ways to incorporate exercise
                                                                                                                                      comfortably into everyday activities and

                                                                                          stories about struggling with excess        asserts, “Sex is slimming”!
  PLASMA AND                                                                              weight during her adolescence and                She also includes recommendations
  BIG SCREEN                                                            12 noon           learning, from a kindly physician, the      for adjustments to nutrition, exercise,
  PROJECTOR                                                           Mon. – Sat.         secrets of French women who enjoy           rest and hydration during life stages that
                                                                                          food without weight gain.                   disrupt the body’s equilibrium: puberty,
                                                                                                French women, Guiliano explains,      pregnancy and menopause.
                                                                                          control their weight by enjoying small           French Women Don’t Get Fat
                             BEST PIZZA                                                   portions of delicious foods prepared from   teaches women of all ages to take sensu-
     (250) 341-3344           IN TOWN!                       1310 7th Ave. Invermere      the freshest possible seasonal products     ous delight in physical health.

                                                                         Gone Hollywood’s                                                    DVD VHS

                                                       TOP FIVE OF THE WEEK                                                               PS2 PS3 XBOX
                             Last Week’s Top 5 Rentals           New Releases May 29                New Releases June 5
                             1   Apocalypto
                                                                                                                                         XBOX 360 GQ Wii
                                                                  1    Hannibal Rising              1    Norbitt
    HOLLYWOOD                2
                                 Epic Movie
                                 Because I Said So
                                                                       Half Past Dead 2
                                                                       Drive Thru
                                                                                                         The Messengers
                                                                                                         Secrets of the Code
                                                                                                                                        PO Box 2800, 503 - 7th Ave., Invermere, V0A 1K0
            I D E O          4   Pan’s Labyrinth                  4    Flannel Pyjamas              4    Slingshot                                   342-0057
                             5   Night at the Museum              5    The Couple                   5    First Born               
June 1 , 2007                                                                                                                                     The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 11

                                                           Kids Safe Week with prizes, cookies and fun at Home              Gun Club. All ages, free camping on site. For info: Vic
                                                           Hardware.                                                        or Darlene 341-3254, Norman 342-9033.

  Out & About                                              • 2 pm: Windermere Valley Museum Opening Tea,
                                                           held at the Museum. Come view the new displays.
                                                                                                                            • 10 am: Bull Riding in the Rockies Queen
                                                                                                                            Competition, Windermere Valley Saddle Club. For
                                                                                                                            info & to enter: 342-3263.
              Please call 341-6299
                                                             Monday, June 4th
       or Email us at                   • 5:30 pm-8 pm: Running and Triathlon Clinics,                     Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th
    to enter your event in our FREE listings.              Mount Nelson Athletic Park. To register : 342- 8737              • 7 pm-7 am: Canadian Cancer Society Annual ‘Relay
                                                           , or sign up at the clinic.                                      For Life’, High school. For info: 341-1201. For info:
                                                           • 7 pm: Cinefest film “Away From Her,” Toby Theatre.              Rosemary Clark, 342-3039.
   Toby Theatre                                            Admission $10.
 • May 30 - June 2: Meet The Robinsons                                                                                        Monday, July 9th - Friday, July 13th:
 • June 6 - June 9: Fracture                                Tuesday, June 5th:                                              • 9 am-12 pm: Waterworks! Park, Vacation Bible
                                                           • 7 pm: Columbia Valley Food Bank AGM, Christ                    School, Alliance Church. For info: Selkirk TV &
  Friday, June 1st                                         Church Trinity. For info : 342- 6488.                            Appliance, 342-9535, or 342-0338.
 • 7 pm : Laws of Spirit Circle – The Law of Faith.
 Based on Dan Millman’s book, this circle, facilitated      Tuesday, June 5th - Wednesday, June 6th                           Monday, June 11th
 by Maria Kliavkoff, explores The Laws of Spirit
                                                           • 2 pm-6 pm: Aspire Dance registration for 07/08                 • Open Water Dive Certification, College of the
 month-by month. For more info: 347-2110 or visit
                                                           season, Debbie Seel Centre. For info: (250) 489-                 Rockies. For info 342-3210.
                                                           4257, or email
                                                                                                                             Tuesday, June 12th:
  Friday, June 1st - Saturday, June 2
                                                            Tuesday, June 5th - Sunday, June 17th                           • 7 pm: 2007 Friends of Kootenay National Park
 • 8 pm-10 pm Friday; and 10 am-noon Saturday:
                                                           • 11 am-4 pm: Artist’s Opening, featuring work by                AGM, College of the Rockies. For info: 347-2213
 Square Dancing, $8/person per session, $20 for all
                                                           the students of high school, held at Pynelogs Cultural           or 342-3214.
 three sessions. Radium Community Hall, Radium
                                                           Centre. For info: 342-4423.
 Hot Springs. For info: 347-6573.
 • Canal Days: Friday: 6:30 pm Kiddies’ Parade, 7 pm                                                                           New Video Releases Tuesday, June 5th
 Family Dance, 10 pm Teen Dance. Saturday: 11 am             Wednesday, June 6th                                            • Chicago Massacre           • First Born
 Canal Days Parade, ball tournament, and live music.       • 6-8 pm: Canoe or Kayak Ladies’ Night, every                    • Kardia                     • Norbit
 Adult dance with music by Colly Shaw. For tickets:        Wednesday, hosted by Columbia River Kayak and                    • The Messengers
 349-5789.                                                 Canoe. $15/person. Meet in Athalmer next to Pete’s
                                                           Marina. For info: 342-7397.                                         Student News
  Saturday, June 2nd                                       • 8 pm: High school Drama Club presents “How
                                                                                                                            • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6: 8 p.m. opening night for
                                                           the Other Half Loves,” opening night, High school
 • Skookum Family Restaurant Grand Opening,                                                                                 high school play called “How the Other Half Loves,”
                                                           Theatre. Admission $5. For info: 342-9213. Other
 Skookum Inn.                                                                                                               $5 admission.
                                                           show times under Student News.
 • Spilli Chilli Cook-Off, Spillimacheen. For info: 1-                                                                       • THURSDAY, JUNE 7: 7:30 pm: High school
 250-346-3390.                                                                                                              students present “How the Other Half Loves.”
 • 8 am -5 pm: Forest Industry Career Expo, Cranbrook        Friday, June 8th                                               Admission $5. For info: 342-9213.
 Recreational Centre. Entertainment for all ages, guest    • 9 am: Regional District of East Kootenay board                 • FRIDAY, JUNE 8: 7:30 pm: High school students
 speakers, special demonstration events and door           meeting. For more info: 1-888-478-7335.                          present “How the Other Half Loves.” Admission $10
 prizes, admission is free. For info: Tracy McGuire 1-                                                                      includes snacks. For info: 342-9213.
 250-426-9274.                                               Friday, June 8th - Saturday, June 9th                          • SATURDAY, JUNE 9: 7:30 pm: High school
 • 9 am-11 am: NeighbourLink Sale, 320-10th Avenue,                                                                         students present “How the Other Half Loves.”
                                                           • 6-9 pm Friday; 1-4 pm Saturday: Andrew Kiss Solo
 Invermere. Used furniture, light fixtures, appliances.                                                                      Admission $5. For info: 342-9213.
                                                           Exhibition, Artym Gallery. For info: 342- 7566.
 To donate, call Judy 342-3534, or Dorothy 342-
 3826.                                                                                                                         Columbia Valley Food Bank
 • 10 am-2 pm: Edgewater Playground Committee                Saturday, June 9th
                                                                                                                            Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm - 2 pm
 garage sale, Edgewater Community Hall.                    • 8:30 am: Willi Schmidt Memorial Rifle Shoot held                To donate, mail a cheque to: Box 2141, Invermere.
 • 12 pm-3 pm: Invermere Health Unit finishes off            at the rifle range. Lake Windermere District Rod and

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                                           Golf Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday with 24 hour booking privileges and a local rate including 18 holes of beautiful
                                       award winning golf, GPS cart and complimentary range before your round. Show your driver’s license with a Columbia Valley
                                             address at check-in to qualify for the local rate and be sure to mention that you are local when you phone the day
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12 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                  June 1, 2007

                                                                       Student art showcases the future
                                                                       By Alexandra Sellers                                          and taking an art class in the past year, Miss Von Nies-
            Tuesday, June 5th, 2007                                    Pynelogs Cultural Centre                                      sen experiments with many mediums such as clay, oil
          Anglican United Church Hall                                                                                                painting and “sometimes ink.”
                   7:00 p.m.                                                “Reach!” is the title of the annual art show featur-          When asked what inspired her art, I was amused
      All interested curious people welcome.                           ing works by students at David Thompson Secondary             and shocked to hear the list: “Victorian tea time, his-
      For more information call 342-6488                               School.                                                       tory in general, violence, other pretty things, musicals,
                                                                            This art exhibition, opening at Pynelogs Cultural        movies, cake, emaciation and obesity.” That was as
                                                                       Centre on Tuesday, June 5th, showcases the work of            close to ‘inspired by everything’ as I have ever heard!
                                                                       our local high school artists. The two-week show is                While her art is open to personal interpretation,
                                                                       sponsored by Panorama Mountain Village and the                she does have a strong opinion as to why you should
                                                                       opening night refreshments have been generously do-           attend the student show: “to see upcoming artists in

                                                                       nated by Sobey’s.                                             this valley and to understand how students view paint-
                                                                            Opening night, Wednesday June 6th, from 7 to 9           ing, sculpting, etc.”
                                                                       p.m., will include an awards ceremony for the winners              Students (and the next generation in general) al-
JUMBO WILD BUMPER STICKERS                                             of the Third Annual Creative Contest (entries will be         ways seem to come up with creative ideas and unique
        It’s time to show you care                                     part of the art display) followed by an Open Mic night        interpretations, so come see what’s next in the world
                                                                       hosted by our talented high school students.                  of art, and what’s on the minds of today’s youth!
 342-3147 •                                               For those who cannot make it to the opening, the              Robyn Oliver, high school art teacher, said: “It’s
                                                                       show will be on display from June 5th to 17th. The            wonderful to have the support of so many people in
                                                                       gallery is open every day from 11 to 4 p.m.                   the community. It really helps the students to feel ap-
                                                                            This year’s creative contest is themed “Alive” and       preciated by and attached to the community.
                                                                       submissions are in the following categories: photog-               Thanks to the Columbia Valley Arts Council for
                                                                       raphy, poetry, short story, 2D art and 3D art. Cash           providing a professional space for the students so that
                                                                       prizes and gift certificates are awarded to the winners        they can experience a key step in the creation and ap-
                                                                       in each category. All awards have been generously do-         preciation of art. In a small community so rich with
                                                                       nated by local businesses and organizations that con-         arts, it is important that we pass the appreciation onto
                                                                       tinually support our youth by providing them with             future generations.”
                                                                       positive creative outlets.                                         Special thanks to the Parent Advisory Council,
                 Monthly Independent Film Series                            I had an enlightening chat with young local tal-         Panorama Mountain Village, Kootenay Savings Credit
                                                                       ent Justine Von Niessen, creator of the art on the Art        Union, Ateknor Commercial & Industrial Electrical,
                                                                       Show poster. Justine has lived in beautiful Invermere         Focus, Remax’s “Team Raven”, AG Foods, Lambert
                                                                       for nearly her entire life and is currently completing        Kipp Pharmacy, Bavin Glassworks, the Kinsmen Club
                                                                       Grade 12.                                                     and Rotary Club. Without their help, this contest and
                                                                            While she only started sharing her art with others       event wouldn’t be possible.

                     Based on the short                                                                 GROUP FITNE S S C L A S S E S
         story “The Bear Came over the
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          Tickets are $10 and are                                                                       Fusion Fit Wed 10:30am and Sat 9:30am        Located in downtown Invermere.
                                                                                                         Drop-ins welcome for Fusion Fit!
           available at the door.
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                                                                                                        Morning Flow Yoga Tues and Thurs 7am
           The 2007 Cinefest Series is proudly sponsored by:
                                                                                                        Restorative Yoga Tues 5:30pm
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              The Valley’s web, print and advertising design agency.                                    All classes to start week of June 18th
                                                                                                        Please pre-register for classes by           Call 341-3511 for more information
                                                                                                        June 15th! Space is limited.                 or visit
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                     The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 13

         High school play
       for the whole family
                                                                                               Thank You!
                                                                                 our four contestants Dave and Outset Media
By Cayla Gabruck                            ations. This production is perfect for the Jen, Jesse & Courtney at the Blue Dog Cafe
Pioneer Staff                                whole family and has many laughs for
                                            a younger crowd. “Lots of the younger everyone who came out and made
     David Thompson Secondary School        crowd are going to see their parents in      The Monkey's Uncle 5th anniversary
is putting on their first stage play in      one of the couples,” Keinan said.            Pirate Party so much fun!
years. The production is called “How             The play will be particularly ap-
the Other Half Loves,” and it is called a   pealing to couples and parents. It is an
“zany insight into marital foibles.”        amusing view of what couples are like at
     “I am really excited for the actors    home and what they are like in public.
because they have worked so hard,” said          “As an audience, a lot of couples are
Keinan Dreidger, producer of the play.      going to identify with the some of the
     The production is an extracurricular   couples in the show,” Keinan said.
activity and the six student actors and          Keinan said he and the cast are
the crew involved in the play have been     looking forward to opening night and
working on the play for three months.       hoping for a big community turnout.
     The story line of the play is based         Opening night is Wednesday, June
around three stereotypical couples, each    6. The curtain will open at 8 p.m. Tick-
at a different stage in their marriage.      ets are $5 at the door on Wednesday
     “Each couple is odd in their own       night. The show will also run Thursday,
way,” Keinan said. “They tolerate each      Friday and Saturday and these shows
other in their own way, they love each      will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Friday night,
other in their own way, and sometimes       the production will be accompanied by
even fight in their own way.”                hors d’oeuvres. Tickets on Friday night
     The dramatic comedy is loaded          will be $10. Saturday night’s perfor-         Congratulations to Jodi, a dastardly
with mistaken assumptions regarding         mance will be accompanied by dessert.
an affair and many other laughable situ-     Tickets are 5$ and dessert will be extra.       rogue and winner of the Booty!

                                                            Artist in Attendance:
                                       Friday, June 8th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                               Solo Exhibition
                                          for the opening reception and
                                      Saturday, June 9th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                      Paintings available now at

                         Ph: 250-342-7566
                         Downtown Invermere
                                                                                               Andrew Kiss, “Cottonwood Creek” ~ Oil, 24” x 40”
14 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                                                                      June 1, 2007

                                  Brendan Donahue
                                            Investment Advisor
                                            Phone: 342-2112                             YOUR MONEY
   GIC Rates
   90 days
                                                 as of May 28th
                                                                                                 Avoiding capital gains tax
   1 yr                                                4.46%                                What if you knew that it was possible to sell an as-                                                1. ($200,000 / $240,000) x $100,000 = $83,333
   2 yrs                                               4.55%                           set this year, but that you wouldn’t have to report your                                                 2. (1/5 x $100,000) x (4-0) = $80,000
   3 yrs                                               4.60%                           full capital gain in income this year?                                                                   Mark is entitled to claim an $80,000 reserve for
   4 yrs                                               4.63%                                It might sound too good to be true, but it can be                                              2006 and must report only $20,000 of the capital
                                                                                       possible. This provision is known as the capital gains                                              gain. In the second year (2007), Mark will report the
   5 yrs                                               4.70%
                                                                                       reserve.                                                                                            $80,000 reserve and perform the same calculation over
                                                                                            The capital gains reserve is a provision under our                                             again to determine how much of a reserve is available
   New High Interest Savings Accounts                                                  tax laws that will allow you to defer the capital gain                                              to him for 2007.
                                                                                       realized on the sale of an asset over more than one year,                                                In this example, Mark will report only $20,000
   No minimum balances                 3.85%
                                                                                       to a maximum of five years.                                                                          of the capital gain each year over a five-year period.
   No fees                                                                                  As you might expect, not every sale can benefit                                                 By structuring the sale so that proceeds are received
   Interest calculated daily, paid monthly                                             from this reserve. In order to take advantage of it, you                                            over time, Mark is entitled to spread the capital gain
   Redeemable at any time                                                              will have to have some proceeds from the sale payable                                               and hence the tax liability over a maximum five-year
                                                                                       to you in future years.                                                                             period.
   RRSP and RRIF eligible
                                                                                            When might you consider using a capital gains                                                       In fact, if his marginal tax rate is expected to drop
                                                                                       reserve? If the benefits of deferring your tax bill to a                                             in the future, he may pay less tax overall since he’s
                             Investments                                               future year outweigh the risks of potential default on                                              spread the taxation of his capital gain over time.
       GICs, Stocks, Bonds, Preferred Shares,
          Income Trusts, Mutual Funds,                                                 payment.                                                                                                 From a planning point of view, the capital gains
          High Interest Savings, RRSPs                                                      The amount of the reserve you can take in any                                                  reserve helps taxpayers by providing the opportunity
                                                                                       particular year is the lesser of the following:                                                     to more closely match the cash flow for the income tax
  Rates subject to change without notice.                                                   • (Proceeds not yet due/total proceeds) x gain                                                 liability to the cash flow from the proceeds of disposi-
  Subject to availability.                                                                  • 1/5 of the gain x (4 minus the number of preced-                                             tion.
                                                                                       ing taxation years ending after disposition).                                                            However, it is important to remember that a re-
                                 Brendan Donahue, BCOMM, CIM, FMA                           Let’s take a look at an example to see how the re-                                             serve cannot be claimed in the year of death. This
                                    Investment Advisor, Berkshire Securities Inc.      serve works:                                                                                        means that any remaining deferred income and the
                                                                                            Mark sold a piece of real estate for $240,000 in                                               related tax liability must be fully recognized in the year
                                              Jason Elford, CFP
                                 Investment Advisor, Berkshire Investment Group Inc.   2006.                                                                                               of death.
                                                      342-5052                              His adjusted cost base plus selling costs totaled                                                   Planning should ensure that the associated cash

    The Columbia Valley’s                                                              $140,000. Therefore, Mark realized a capital gain of
                                                                                       $100,000 on the sale of the real estate.
                                                                                                                                                                                           flow is properly reflected in the taxpayer’s capital needs
                                                                                            Mark structured the sale so that he took back a                                                     There are special rules that go along with trigger-
      Premiere Wealth                                                                  mortgage and the proceeds were payable to him as fol-                                               ing capital gains that are date sensitive as the federal
                                                                                       lows: $40,000 in 2006 and another $40,000 in each                                                   government has changed the way capital gains are
     Management Firm                                                                   of 2007 to 2011.                                                                                    taxed over the years.
                                                                                            Since Mark does not receive all of the proceeds                                                     With this in mind it always a good idea to consult
                                                                                       in the year of the sale, he is entitled to claim a reserve                                          an accountant or tax professional when setting up a
                                Planning                                               equal to the lesser of the following two amounts:                                                   capital gains reserve.
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                          The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 15

                                                                                                                                   Grand Opening, June 2nd
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                                                                                                                                   Skookum Family Restaurant (Skookum Inn)

                Organizer Nola Alt, centre, and winners of last year’s chilli competition were all smiles.

       It’s Spilli Chilli time again!
By Cayla Gabruck                                                          The chili judging will begin at 4 p.m. and the pres-        Showcasing
Pioneer Staff                                                         sure is on for last year’s winners to defend their name,
                                                                     and their chili.
                                                                                                                                    Job Diversity
     It’s that time again!                                                Last year, the cookoff attracted over 400 chili tast-                 in the
     The 11th annual Spilli Chilli Cookoff is being                   ers, and hopefully even more this year.                           Forest Industry
held Saturday, June 2 at the Spillimacheen Festival                       “There are not many events around the valley that
Grounds and if you are not planning on stopping by,                  are free,” Mrs. Alt said. “We wanted to have some-                           FEATURING
you may want to re-think your weekend plans.                         thing that families can afford.”
                                                                                                                                         Exhibits and equipment demos
     “Come and give it a try,” said Nola Alt, who orga-                   So far, there are only nine cooks entered, but                 Representation from colleges
nizes the event with her husband Dennis. “It’s a beau-               Mrs. Alt is confident that come Saturday there will                  and universities

tiful setting, the music is fantastic and there are some             be more.                                                            Fire ghting demos
really good chili entries.”                                               Along with the cookoff, there will be a potluck                 Logger sports
                                                                                                                                         Lots of prizes, contests, ADMIS
     Everyone is welcome and entry to the event is free.             dinner on Friday at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome!                                                 SION
                                                                                                                                         and give-aways
But, for a $1 donation, you will receive a bowl, a spoon,            There will also be free camping available at the festival           Pancake breakfast at 8am
ballots and tickets for door prizes. The Spilli Chilli               grounds for cooks and visitors who would like to enjoy
Cookoff is a fun family event for all ages. Throughout                the pot luck supper and campfire Friday night, then be
the day, you will not only be able to sample some fan-               up bright and early for the cookoff.                                        S ATURDAY J UNE 2
tastic chili, there are also games for the kids and live                  If you think you have first-class chili but have not                   Cranbrook RecPlex            8am-5pm
local musicians to serenade you all day long. If chili is            registered yet, don’t worry – there is still time! You can
not your thing, there will be a concession stand selling             visit the website at or call Dennis          This event is supported by:

burgers and other food items.                                        at 346-3390 to register.

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16 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                June 1, 2007

                        Columbia Valley
                       Map Book
                       2006 Reader’s Survey Winners
                      Five great prizes have been awarded!
                                                                            GRAND PRIZE
                                                                            Panorama Mountain Village Vacation - value $1,200
                                                                            Gold Family Vacation - 5 nights in a 2-bedroom condo plus activities.

                                                                            Winner: Diane Petruk, Camrose

                                   The Artym Gallery and Mackena Creative - value $450
                                   Printed from the original “Chisel From Lake Windermere” on the 2006 Columbia Valley Map Book cover.

                                   Winner: Phyllis Haskewich, Calgary

                                   GIFT CERTIFICATE
                                   Te Papa Nui Antiques & Collectibles - value $250
                                   Choose from a wide variety of quality antique furniture and collectibles from Canada, Europe and Asia.

                                   Winner: Jim Farrell, Lethbridge

                                    GIFT CERTIFICATE
                                    Pleiedes Massage & Spa, Radium Hot Pools - value $225
                                    Total Renewal Package, including Facial, Body Polish, and Massage or Reflexology Session.

                                    Winner: Stewart Corbett, Calgary

                                    GIFT CERTIFICATE
                                    Mackena Creative - value $300
                                    Four rounds of golf at Riverside Golf Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs

                                    Winner: Bert Ringer, Kamloops

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                                   Winner: Kent Kebe, Radium Hot Springs
              N E W S PA P E R
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                         The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 17

  Marco Polo business back in favourite spot
By Cayla Gabruck                                                                                                                             ning to stop his travels any time soon.
Pioneer Staff                                                                                                                                 He hopes to visit Africa and mainland
     Gordon Fraser has travelled the                                                                                                              “I like to see how other cultures of
world and is bringing his treasures to                                                                                                       the world live their lives,” Gordon said.
Invermere.                                                                                                                                        Gordon got the idea to get into the
     Gordon, who claims to be 39, is the                                                                                                     import/export business on one of his
owner and operator of Marco Polo Im-                                                                                                         first global travels. He said that on his
ports, a business that specializes in cus-                                                                                                   one of his first trips to Bali, Indonesia
tom-made handicrafts.                                                                                                                        he noticed the beautiful fabrics.
     “I like seeing my ideas manifest, I                                                                                                          “I sent them home to some friends
like seeing people smile and I like meet-                                                                                                    and they were like ‘Gordon, you can
ing people,” Gordon said.                                                                                                                    make a business out of this,” he said.
     For seven years, Gordon has been                                                                                                             Even now, seven years after he
making yearly trips to Bali, Indonesia                                                                                                       began Marco Polo Imports, Gordon
and Thailand, along with other exotic                                                                                                        loves bringing his treasures back to
places throughout the world, buying                                                                                                          Invermere.
handmade jewelry and other pieces, then                                                                                                           “I like to see my seeds grow to
                                                      Gordon Fraser sells imported items outside the Bank of Montreal.
selling them right here in Invermere.                                                                                                        fruits,” Gordon said.
     Even though he was born and raised                                                                                                           You can find Gordon’s kiosk right in
in Montreal, Quebec, Gordon is a long-       managing Marco Polo Imports, Gordon         land, Hawaii, Korea, Hong Kong and                  front of the Bank of Montreal in down-
time resident of Invermere. He moved         is also a registered massage therapist.     Bali.                                               town Invermere. He will be there seven
here in 1984 to experience of the sheer           His first big trip around the world         “My dad used to draw pictures on                days a week over the summer.
beauty of the area and the recreational      was in 1979 and was supposed to last        napkins of places he had travelled - I got               Stop in and check out the beautiful,
activities offered here.                      six months but turned into a three-year     the bug from him,” Gordon said.                     intricate jewelry and all the other one-
     He has lived here 26 years and          epic journey. Gordon loves to travel and        Along with numerous overseas ad-                of-a-kind items.
had two children: Dylan, 19 and Elise        has been to many different places, in-       ventures, Gordon has also hitchhiked                     For more information, contact Gor-
Mereille, 14. Along with traveling and       cluding Australia, New Zealand, Thai-       across Canada 10 times and is not plan-             don at 342-6660.

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18 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                          June 1, 2007

                     VALLEY SPORTS
 Soccer team returns from Germany
                                                                                                                                                 The Columbia Valley
                                                                                                                                            Titans U13 soccer team
                                                                                                                                            travelled to Heilbronn,
                                                                                                                                            Germany from May 10-
                                                                                                                                                 The Titans had the
                                                                                                                                            chance to play some of the
                                                                                                                                            top teams in their league.
                                                                                                                                                 The team won just
                                                                                                                                            one out of eight games, but
                                                                                                                                            coach Jurgel Striegel said
                                                                                                                                            the team played very well
                                                                                                                                            throughout the whole tour-
                                                                                                                                                 “The teams there play
                                                                                                                                            soccer all year around,” Ju-
                                                                                                                                            rgen said.
                                                                                                                                                 He said the game the
                                                                                                                                            team won was played ex-
                                                                                                                                            ceptionally well. “They
                                                                                                                                            won’t forget that one,” Ju-
                                                                                                                                            rgen said.
                                                                                                                                                 When they weren’t out
                                                                                                                                            on the field, the 14 mem-
                                                                                                                                            bers of the team also had a
                                                                                                                                            chance to do some sightsee-
                                                                                                                                            ing. “The trip went well,”
                                                                                                                                            Jurgen said. The boys even
                                                                                                                                            had a chance to pose with a
                                                                                                                                            recent copy of The Pioneer.

AND THE WINNER IS – Students from Windermere Elementary School try their luck in long jump and high jump at the Windermere track meet on May 24 at David Thomp-
son Secondary School. Left, Denise Jensen, Grade 4; and right, Amber Cole, Grade 6. The regional track meet will be held on June 6 at David Thompson Secondary School.
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                   The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 19

               The Green Zone
By Harold Hazelaar                                                  If you walk this
                                                               course, you will get an
     Have you ever spent                                       incredible workout along
four or five hours stand-                                       with your round of golf.
ing on the side of a hill?                                     Your cardiac system will
Have you ever experi-                                          never be prouder of you
enced walking with a                                           for the climb up and
limp because one leg                                           down this course, espe-
is constantly on higher                                        cially the uphill march
ground than the other                                          on the 14th fairway. The
leg? If so, you know what                                      workout serves a dual
it is like playing at Mountainside. The        purpose, as you will spend time won-
name says it all!                              dering why you aren’t in a golf cart, thus
     Mountainside Golf Course, located         taking your mind off the last bad shot!
in Fairmont, remains one of my per-                 My favorite hole is the Par 4, 7th
sonal favorites in this valley. It boasts an   hole. This little 265-yard hole seems
incredibly long and difficult Par 5 (the         to suck all the big hitters into nothing
4th hole), and a couple of challenging         but a potential big score. A tight dogleg
Par 3s (5th and 12th) and who doesn’t          to the right where the smart play is a
love the gimmicky Par 4, 15th?                 mid iron off the tee, short iron to the
     Too many years ago, I played ev-          green, putt, putt . . . PAR. Unless you
ery Sunday morning and became quite            have good course management skills,
good at understanding the particular           this strategy doesn’t fit when you stand
nuances of each hole. This doesn’t mean        on the tee thinking you can easily “drive
I played them well, it just means I knew       the green” by going over the trees on the
how I should have played the hole.             right side.
     There are little things that make or           This hole is screaming, “Bring it on,
break your score, like how every putt          sucker!” I can make par 9 times out of
breaks toward the river even if “towards       10 by playing this one smart. Can you?
the river” is uphill, or a bounce off the
slope beside the green on 16 should                 The Green Zone Quote of the week
kick the ball onto the green, and if your      is by Arnold Palmer: “Putting is like wis-
approach is short on 10, an “up and            dom . . . partly a natural gift and partly
down” is very unlikely.                        the accumulation of experience.”
     What makes this course unique is
that after you have played the track a
hundred times, these simple things still
jump out and bite you like it’s your first
time. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch.

             Golf with the Lions
 Dear Editor:                                  well as a couple of significant “Hole-
                                               In-One” prizes. Other than that, this
     This year, on July 10th, the Lake         is a fun day of golf with no pressure
 Windermere Lions Club will host the           to perform well.
 fourth annual “Golf with the Lions”                I would encourage everyone to
 day at Copper Point Golf Course.              phone and book your tee-time, in-
     For a mere sixty bucks you can            dividually or as a group, as soon as
 play a round of golf, ride in the GPS         possible because the day becomes
 guided cart and help the Lions raise          booked up rather quickly. Phone the
 funds for the upgrading of Lions Park         Copper Point Pro Shop at 341-3392
 on 12th Avenue in Invermere.                  to reserve your spot.
     The Lions Club is proud of the                 I would also like to take this op-
 relationship we have with Copper              portunity to thank everyone who has
 Point and we enjoy the opportunity            participated in the past and I hope to
 to share the day with our fellow com-         see you there again this year.
 munity residents on the golf course.
     As usual, we will have some prizes        Harold Hazelaar, President
 for achievements on certain holes as          Lake Windermere Lions Club                   Just a reminder… The classified deadline is 12 noon Tuesday.
20 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                   June 1, 2007

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                                                                                               Laird students tackle cancer
                                                                                            By Cayla Gabruck
                                                                                            Pioneer Staff

                                                                                                 The Canadian Can-
                                                                                            cer Society Relay for Life

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                                                                                            have a team. It’s a great
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                                                                                            Erin Turner and Randie
                                                                                            Raven, members of the
CANOE OR KAYAK LADIES NIGHT                                                                 team called Girl Power.
                                                                                                 Captains          Erin
   Would you like to canoe or kayak,                                                        Turner, 11; and Maddy
   but don’t have anyone to go with?                                                        Danyluk, 10; and their
      Have some fun, get outdoors,                                                          co-captains Randie Ra-           Erin Turner, Kirstin Geiger, Maddy Danyluk, Randie Raven, and Sierra Dunlap.
 meet new friends, paddle and socialize?                                                    ven and Sierra Dunlap,
                                                                                            lead Girl Power.                                                  “I have just always wanted to do it,” said Leader-
     JOIN US ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 6-8PM                                                            Erin is participating because she lost her Aunt ship Team captain Kirsten Geiger, 13, who donated
    AT COLUMBIA RIVER KAYAK AND CANOE                                                       Fernande to pancreatic cancer; and Maddy is relaying six inches of her hair for cancer at last year’s relay.
    (Located in Athalmer next to Pete’s Marina)                                             for her grandfather, David Molloy, whom she lost to               The Relay for Life is being held at David Thomp-
           Starts Wedneday, May 30th                                                        cancer.                                                      son Secondary School on June 9. There is still room
 No paddling experience required                                                                 The girls are very excited about the relay, especially for more teams! Get a team together and register at the
 Come alone or bring a friend                                                               the costumes and the luminary ceremony. They are College of the Rockies or call Adrienne at 341-1201.
 All equipment included                                                                     hoping to be able to stay up for the entire night with-           You can pledge a donation online to a specific par-
 Refreshments and snacks included                                                           out taking any breaks to catch some sleep.                   ticipant, team or the even in general. Just visit www.
 $15/person                                                                                      Girl Power is doing their fundraising online and choose the relay in your area,
 COLUMBIA RIVER OUTFITTERS                                                                  through email, and has raised $1,500 so far.                 which is the Columbia Valley.
 Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Tours                                                                   J. A Laird Elementary is also home to three other            All pledges are tax deductible and you will receive
 342-7397                                                                                   relay teams, called the J. A. Laird Leadership team, a tax receipt for your pledge. If you can’t participate
                                                                                            Power of the Flower and The Believers.                       in the relay, sponsor someone who can.

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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                               The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 21

          The Columbia Valley Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is composed of about 40 volunteers who devote their free time to eradicating this dreaded disease.

           Flower power
Submitted by Marion Stotts                    have a wealth of information on cancer
                                              prevention, along with some fun items
     The Power of the Flower is this year’s   such as the Healthy Smart Snack Chal-
theme for the Relay for Life.                 lenge. Relay teams have been challenged
     The theme pays tribute to the many       to bring a healthy snack for 12 people
volunteers who make possible the Mis-         that will be judged by Alison Bell, Chef
sion of the Canadian Cancer Society to        Training at the high school. The snacks
eradicate cancer and enhance the quality      will be available for tasting.
of life for people living with cancer. The         With a little prevention knowledge,
40 dedicated volunteers of the Colum-         you can enter draws for a beautiful af-
bia Valley Unit are active in fundraising     ghan and cross-stitch picture made by
through daffodil sales, the door-to-door       Norma Hastewell, secretary of the Co-
campaign and Relay for Life.                  lumbia Valley cancer unit. The framing
     Many of our volunteers participat-       for the cross-stitch picture was gener-
ed in the “Grand Slam Challenge for           ously donated by Nite Frames.
Cancer” golf tournament sponsored by               We know that a close link exits be-
                                                                                               Honour those who have battled cancer by purchasing a luminary.
Mountainside and Riverside Golf Re-           tween our health and the environment.
sorts. These funds support all types of       There is concern over the increasing use         Luminaries are special candles in bags that carry the names of cancer survivors
cancer research and provide communi-          of cosmetic pesticides on lawns, gardens         and loved ones lost. In a moving ceremony after sunset, luminaries placed
ty-based support programs such as lodg-       and golf courses. More and more evi-             around the track are lit to provide inspiration to Relay For Life participants.
es, camps, transportation, short-term         dence is proving that the chemicals used         To buy online or for more information, please visit
financial assistance and a confidential         are harmful to our health. Pesticide use
telephone support service.                    has been linked to the increase in leuke-     Columbia Valley Relay for Life - June 9/10th at David Thompson Secondary School
     We know 50 percent of cancer can         mia and lymphoma in children.                 Luminary Cost: $5.00 each. Pre-order luminary by dropping off payment at Sobey’s, Gerry’s Gelati, The
                                                                                            Columbia Pioneer or Home Hardware (Building Supplies Counter) Luminaries may also be purchased online
be eradicated through diet, exercise and           The Smart Shop will provide in-          at
not smoking. A large part of the society’s    formation and suggested alternatives          In memoriam photos for Luminary & Candlelight Ceremony my be emailed to Marilyn Petersen at
                                                                                   or dropped off at the College of the Rockies prior to June 1, 2007.
mission is aimed at prevention, educa-        to eliminate exposure and reduce the
                                                                                            For further information call 342-0784 or visit
tion and advocating for public policy to      risk. A variety of alternative products
                                                                                                          Media Sponsors                                     Gold Sponsors
reduce the burden of cancer. Public fo-       available in the Columbia Valley will be
rums and the Cancer Smart Shop at the         given away through draws.
Relay for Life are hosted by the society’s         We welcome everyone to visit the
Columbia Valley volunteers.                   Smart Shop during the Relay for Life
                                                                                                                                      Community Sponsors: Fairmont Mountainside, Focus & Panorama
     This year’s Cancer Smart Shop will       on June 9.
                                                                                                N E W S PA P E R
22 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 1, 2007

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   May and you are entered to WIN a 2008 Dodge Avenger.
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                                                                                                                                                                                         earning gold in Banff, Cranbrook
 2003 Dodge Dakota QC, 4x4, Loaded, V8 STK#T07399A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,995                                                         Submitted by Michele Navratil, Director                Arts Festival” which was also held at Key City Theatre
 2001 Ford F350 Lariet, Crew Cab, 4x4, Auto, Diesel STK#T07407A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,995                                                                              Aspire Dance Academy                                   in Cranbrook on April 14 and 15. Carli Maybuck,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                eight years old, won “Most Promising Dancer” and
                                                                      SUV’s                                                                                                                   Aspire dancers attended the Danceworks Compe-     was invited back to perform at the Awards presenta-
 2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 STK#U1083. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,995                     tition held in Cranbrook at Key City on April 19 to    tion on April 30th.
 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 STK#T07396A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,495                        21. We received five Bronze medals, 20 Silver med-           Our year-end show was held at Key City Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                         als, and 17 Gold medals. We also won four Trophies     on Saturday, May 26th and it was a great success! We
 2007 Toyota Rav 4, 4 cyl, 4x4 STK#T07370A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,995                       for Overall Highest Scoring Junior Solo, Duet, Small   sold 480 tickets. The dancers were trilled to be danc-
 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee STK#U1099 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,900                   Group and Large Group.                                 ing their year-end recital in a professional venue. With
 2003 Nissan XTerra, 5 spd.,V6, 4x4, Loaded STK#T07039A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,900                                                                  We also attended Shy-Ann Dance Festival held in   155 dancers we needed to move to a larger theatre to
                                                                     VANS                                                                                                                Banff at the Banff Arts Centre on May 18 to 20. We
                                                                                                                                                                                         received eight Bronze medals, 15 Silver medals, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                accommodate all the dancers! It was a wonderful show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and a great experience for the dancers.
 1995 Dodge Caravan STK#T07085A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,995    17 Gold medals. We won 10 plaques in all, which in-         Our registration dates for the 2007/2008 season
 2001 Ford Windstar STK#C07283A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995   cluded Most Promising, Most Outstanding and Cho-       are June 5th and 6th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Regis-
 2003 Dodge Caravan STK#U1060A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995      reography awards.                                      tration is held at the Debbie Seel Centre. Call (250)
 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan STK#U1077. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,900                           Some students took their solos and duets to a     489-4257 or email from more
                                                                                                                                                                                         third festival called the “East Kootenay Performing    information.
 2006 Dodge Caravan STK#U1102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,995
 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan STK#U1097. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,995
 2000 Mazda MPV, Auto, Fwd, Air STK#T07210A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,995
 2000 Dodge Gr. Caravan, V6, Auto, Loaded STK#T07374A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Your last chance at affordable
                                                                      CARS                                                                                                                                                    living in Invermere!
 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT STK#U1066. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,995                                                                       Priced from only $145,000 to $165,000
 2006 Chrysler Sebring, V6 STK#U1075.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,900                                                                          for a limited time.
 2005 Chev Cavalier, 5 spd STK#T06346B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,995                                                                           Finally, a place you can call home–or your home-away-from-
 2004 Hyundai Sonata, Loaded STK#C06026B.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,995                                                                                        home–in the heart of the beautiful Columbia Valley! Phase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One of Cedarwood Glen Estates is now selling. Eighteen two-
 2007 Chrysler 300, V6, Auto, Loaded STK#U1086. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$31,495                                                                                                      bedroom condominiums are now offered for sale, from only
 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, 5 spd, 4 cyl STK#U1044. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,995                                                                                      $145,000 to $165,000.

 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, V6, Auto, Loaded STK#T06328A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,995                                                                                                                   Arrange a viewing or request more information by calling

 2000 Chrysler Intrepid, Auto, V6 STK#T073349A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,995                                                                                              (250) 341-1182, or emailing

 1996 Ford Aspire, 5 cyl, 5 spd STK#U1031B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Act quickly - these units are selling fast!

             This is a small collection of our pre-owned inventory available at Cranbrook Dodge.
                            To view our full line-up visit
                                                                             1725 Cranbrook St.
                                                                               (250) 426-6614                                                                                                                                   When you’re home, you know it.
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                          The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 23

         This group from Aspire Dance Academy performed a production number called A Tribute to Julie Andrews, including ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre.

                                    Children Who                                                        Family/Couple/                    *Valley
                                    Witness Abuse                                                       Individual                        Connections &
                                    Play therapy for children                                           Counselling                       Headwaters
                                    who have witnessed                                                  Counselling for                   Rental space with
                                    abuse                                                               relationship issues,              kitchen facility suitable
                                    Sexual Abuse                                                        conflict resolution               for group activities in
                                    Intervention                                                        & life challenges                 Canal Flats & Invermere
                                    For children who have
                                    been abused.

  Family Support                                                      Victim Assistance                 Resource Library
  To enhance parenting
                                       A non profit                   For individuals who have          Parenting, personal
                                                                                                                                            These services are
  skills & improve                   society, serving                 been victims of crime             growth, abuse, legal &                  delivered in
  family relationships                                                                                                                       partnership with
                                      families from                                                     addiction topics
                                                                                                                                            Windermere Valley
  Safe Homes                          Canal flats to                                                    Women’s Outreach                  Literacy and Kootenay
  Accommodation &                                                     Youth Outreach
  support for women                   Spillimacheen                   Support for teens and             Practical support for                 Regional Metis
  fleeing domestic                      since 1988                    parent teen mediation             women recovering from                   Association
  violence                                                                                              abusive relationships

                                   Counselling                                                                          Family Resource
                                   Counselling for sur vivors
                                   of traumatic relationship
                                                                                                                        625 - 4th St. Invermere       342-4242
                                   Growing Together                                                           
                                   Early Childhood
                                   programs for parents &                                                Call 342-4242 for more information or to book an
                                   children under 6                                                      appointment. Self referrals are accepted.
24 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                           June 1, 2007

     It’s a SHORT DRIVE to…                                                                                                                                     Well-maintained

   FEATURE OF THE WEEK                                                 2007 Chev Corvette
                                                                                                                                                                vehicle can make
                                                                                                                                                                 the difference
                                                                                                                                                                in your vacation
                                                                                                                                                                   According to Statistics Canada, when it comes to
                                                                       • V8 • Auto • Leather • Less Than 1,000 kms.                                            planning an upcoming vacation, both families and
                                                                       • Save Thousands Off The New Price                                                      seniors still prefer hitting the road to flying, with 60
                                                                                                                                                               percent of Canadians vacationing within their home
                                                                                                     2006 CHEV/GMC EXT CAB 4X4                                 province.
                                                                                                                                                                   In addition, 73 percent of Canadians say they plan
     DARE TO COMPARE!                                                                                                                                          to spend their upcoming vacation within Canada, up

                                                                                                                                                               from 65 percent in 2005.

    $                                                                                               V8, Auto, Loaded, Some with Z71 Off Road
                                                                                                    Package- start at 17,000 km.
                                                                                                                                                                   With gas prices consistently high and peak-season
                                                                                                                                                               rates abounding, skipping the plane tickets and stay-
                                                                                                    Your choice of 5.                                          ing closer to home may not be enough to alleviate that
                                                                                         Stk #11470                      Slashed to $29,995
                                                                                                                                                               vacation “pinch” in the family pocketbook.
            2006 DODGE 2500                            2003 3500 LARAMIE SWB                         2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1/2 LS                               Following these three travel tips can help families
                                                                                                                                                               and seniors on a fixed budget cut costs during every
                                                                                                                                                               stage of their driving trip, no matter where the road
                                                                                                                                                               takes them.
                                                                                                                                                                   1. Check the inflation pressure of your tires.
   Hemi SWB, quad Cab, 4X4, auto, loaded, very     Quad Cab, 4X4, auto, diesel, lthr int, loaded,    Crew Cab, 4X4, white, 110,281 km, a/c, alloys,                Many Canadians may be surprised to learn they
   clean                                           tonneau, bal of warr                              am/fm, ABS, CD, ex cond, fully loaded, keyless,
                                                                                                     no accidents, p/group, very very clean                    are driving on under-inflated tires. Check tire inflation
   Stk# 11391                Special $29,999 Stk# 11431                                  $36,956     Stk# 11455                           $29,955              pressure once a month and adjust accordingly.
   2001 DODGE DIESEL 4X4 DUALLY                      2004 GMC SWB EXT’D CAB                           2007 CHEV EXPRESS CARGO                                      The proper inflation pressure can be found in the
                                                                                                                                                               owner’s manual or on the placard usually found on the
                                                                                                                                                               door jamb.
                                                                                                                                                                   The pressure indicated on the tire sidewall is the
                                                                                                                                                               maximum pressure allowed, not what is recommend-
   Diesel, Auto, Leather, loaded and immaculate. 4X4, V8, auto, a/c, tilt, cruise & more             V8, auto, air, bucket seats, low kms                      ed for your vehicle.
   Only 134,000kms.                                                                                                                                                For accurate readings, always check the pressure
   Stk# 11694                          $31,857     Stk# 11288                Special     $24,500     Stk# 11487                                $27,858         when tires are “cold” - at least three hours after the
                                                                                                                                                               vehicle has been stopped and before it has been driven
        2006 TOYOTA TUNDRA                          2007 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE LT                      2003 GMC SLT EXT’D CAB 4X4
                                                                                                                                                               one mile.
                                                                                                                                                                   It’s best to inflate tires in the morning before the
                                                                                                                                                               day’s heat. This simple step can save up to three cents
                                                                                                                                                               per litre.
                                                                                                                                                                   “Making sure tires are properly inflated is one of
   V8, Auto, Loaded, Trailer Tow, Spray Liner,     V8, Auto, Loaded, rare 6 passenger, only          V8, auto, leather, loaded, $4,000 in
   Sunroof, Boards, TRD Off Road Package.          9300kms                                           accessories, one local owner, immaculate                  the easiest and most important maintenance proce-
                                                                                                                                                               dures drivers can do,” says Celine Messiha, Uniroyal
   Stk# 11629                         $38,988      Stk# 11211                            $39,995     Stk# 6598                                $26,966
                                                                                                                                                               marketing communications manager.
   2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE                           1998 GMC SL EXT CAB 4X2                          2006 CHEV DIESEL 16’ CUBE VAN
                                                                                                                                                                   “Properly inflated tires not only contribute to
                                                                                                                                                               greater fuel efficiency, but also last longer and perform
                                                                                                                                                                   2. Replace clogged air filters.
                                                                                                                                                                   This is a biggie! A clean filter versus one that is se-
   Economical v6, auto,loaded,low kms, save        6 cyl, 5 speed, air, tilt, cruise, cassette, f/glass Diesel, auto, air, bulkhead ramp,fibreglass
   thousands off new price                         tonneau, low kms, very nice                          and aluminum van body                                  verely clogged can mean savings as much as nine cents
                                                                                                                                                               per litre.
   Stk# 11491            Slashed to $29,999 Stk# 11559                                    $12,935    Stk# 11624                               $39,966              Air filters also keep impurities in the air from dam-
                                                                                                                                                               aging internal engine components. Over the course of
                                                                                                                                                               a drive from Toronto to Halifax, having a clean air fil-
                                                                                                                                                               ter would save almost $20, or enough for a light family
                                                                                         KIMBERLEY 427-4895          VISIT OUR PARTS & SERVICE DEPARTMENT          3. Keep your wheels properly aligned.
                          For more information contact: Peter Kleindienst,              CRANBROOK 489-2525            MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                          SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                   Making sure your vehicle is properly aligned can
                                                                                            OUT OF TOWN
                          Dan McConnell, Daniel Powell or Rick Prasad.                     1-800-388-1156                  “The Preferred Service Providers”   save as much as five cents per litre in fuel costs. Your
                                 We would be pleased to help.                                                                                                  local tire dealer can assess your vehicle’s wheel align-
     E-mail address: • 1142-304th St., Kimberley, BC V1A 3E1 • DL No 6340 CHALET CHEV-OLDS LTD.                                           ment.
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                    The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 25

                                                                                                                         Need Blinds? Best Quality
                                                                                                                                       Call The Blind Guy!
                                                                                                                         Interior World       (250) 342 4406

                                                                                                                         BC Seniors Games Society - Zone 7
                                                                                                                         Deadline for HORSESHOES
                                                                                                                         registration June 15th, 2007
                                                                                                                                Contact Pat Rookes
                                                                                                                                 (250) 425-7725
                                                                                                                               Deadline for GOLF
                                                                                                                          registration June 15th, 2007
                                                                                                                             Contact John Cottingham
                                                                                                                                (250) 426-3644

                                                                                                                          2107 Kootenay #3 Road

                                                                                                                            20 acres, cedar log
                                                                                                                          home, over 4,000 sq. ft.,
                                                                                                                           oversized garage with
                                                                                                                           800 sq. ft. suite above,
                                                                                                                            possible subdivide.

  John and Carol Dobson, formerly Invermere’s dog control officer, will take 30 dogs with them when they move.               Asking $1,850,000 • Phone: 342-0002

  Farewell to the Dobsons                                                                                                    No more searching for
                                                                                                                          the lowest mortgage rates…
By Louise Platiel                                          cated some of the toughest cases dropped in their lap,
Special to The Pioneer                                     continually finding more space in their home, hearts,
                                                           and pocketbook for any animal in need.
    At the end of May, Invermere suffers a huge loss              As well as rescuing dogs, Carol has given of her              Great rates, products and service
as we say goodbye to Carol Dobson, the Dog Control         time to teach children animal safety and educate
Officer who has served our community for over six            young people on the investment of time and money                   Bill Rainbow Mortgage Broker
years.                                                     required to be a responsible pet-owner. Although she                    (250) 342-3453
    She will pack up about 30 dogs and some cats,          has been confronted with rudeness from time to time,
and head for Sayward, near Campbell River. More            she found most residents were appreciative, thankful,
than half of these animals have been personally res-       and willing to change their ways. Sometimes, she says,
cued from abusive and neglectful situations during         it is simply that people don’t think; they really do love
her tenure, living in harmony with ducks, geese, pigs,     their pets, but may need advice on how to make better
and sheep on the property belonging to Carol and her       decisions.
husband John.                                                    The vision Carol has for the district’s future is one
    Although her job was simply to enforce the local       where neighbors talk to each other and learn to live
bylaws, she has served as the unofficial animal rights       together peacefully. When handling complaints her
activist and helped pets and their owners live in har-     objective is always to bring people together and help
mony by handing out tough love and straight-talking        them live in harmony, pets and all.
advice. Armed with a cell phone and her good nature,             She would advise people not to be secretive, but
she has cheerfully answered calls every day, regardless    rather to meet up and work out their differences while
of holidays.                                               remembering that companion animals have rights
    Calls that Carol would typically get involved          also. Her parting words are reminders to spay/neuter
complaints regarding bylaw infractions such as loose       and get the yearly license required by the district, even
or barking dogs and dogs that have attacked people or      for those residents who live here only part-time.
other pets. However, the many successful rescues are             Everyone who knows Carol wishes her much suc-
what stand out in her mind. There were dogs that had
been left in vehicles with little ventilation on a sunny
                                                           cess in her new home, but it is with a note of sadness
                                                           that we say goodbye.                                               THIS SPACE
day, one tied up and abandoned in a public area, and             While there has been some interest in filling the
one with its head caught in a trap.
    Sometimes there were dogs that had developed
                                                           vacancy left by her move, at the time of our interview
                                                           her position had not yet been reassigned.
                                                                                                                            IS AVAILABLE!
bad behaviors as a result of neglect, had been shot, or
lived their life on a short rope with no more attention
                                                                 Hopefully there is someone out there who will ap-
                                                           proach the job with the same dedication to the well                  Call 341-6299
than the occasional kick. By providing a loving envi-      being of all Invermere residents, including the furry
ronment, Carol and John have rehabilitated and relo-       four-legged ones!
26 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 1, 2007

 Cathy’s Workshop: choose your wood wisely
By Cathy Dalrymple                                                                   styles to obtain a rustic look which will be readily                        Now that you have decided on the species of wood,
                                                                                     achieved by using a soft wood where a hard wood has                     you must still be careful in selecting the pieces.
     Before      beginning                                                           more durability.                                                            There are a number of defects wood can have,
any project, you need                                                                     Just take a look at a pine table top (soft wood)                   some are pleasing to the eye but most are difficult or
to decide what material                                                              compared to a maple table top (hard wood) and you’ll                    wasteful when milling your wood.
the project will be made                                                             see what I mean.                                                            The wood must first be dried to a minimum of 19
from.                                                                                     Other factors to consider when choosing a wood                     percent or less and is indicated with a grade of S-DRY.
     This is determined by                                                           species are its milling qualities. Some species which                   Generally all lumber stores keep this grade.
many factors, including                                                              have large pores or spongy texture will collapse and                        Once the moisture content is acceptable other
location, usage, aesthet-                                                            deform when the wood is cut.                                            things to check for are as follows:
ics or simply availability                                                                This produces rough end grain and bent broken fi-                       • Splits, end of wood is split
of material.                                                                         bres. Even grain is indicative of good planning quality;                    • Cupped, wood “curls” up on itself
     Typically if you are                                                            porous woods are more difficult to plane smoothly.                            • Shakes, wood is split open along arc of grain
using a wood for furni-                                                                   Most wood can be joined with glue with great                           • Checks, wood is split at angle to grain
ture purposes, usage and aesthetic are the key factors.                              success, but dense oily woods are more difficult as                           • Knots and knot holes
     You may want to match the wood to a current                                     they don’t absorb the glue into their fibres for a strong                    • Wane, the outer edge of tree cut
piece of furniture or woodwork in the home which                                     bond.                                                                       • Twisted, Bowed, or Crooked
would be an aesthetic choice, or you may be making a                                      Finally, one of the factors to consider in selecting                   With a careful eye you will be able to detect any
table top or stair treads which would require a harder                               your wood is its stainable or paintable suitability. The                of these defects.
wood due to its usage.                                                               heavy grain on oak, for example, takes stain well but                       Be sure once you get it home to keep it dry and
     You can, of course, use practically any wood any-                               usually needs additional coats to fill the deeper grain.                 stack it flat, preferably with spacers, until you are
where but you must be aware of their properties and                                       A smooth hard maple, on the other hand, has a                      ready to use it.
what can happen if poorly chosen.                                                    tighter grain and the stain can sometimes sit on top                        Wood is a precious commodity - use it well.
     Going back to the table top and stair treads, you                               and not penetrate well.
would likely want a hard wood due to the constant use                                     In a case such as this you need only to take some                     Cathy Dalrymple owns Toby Creek Custom
or traffic the woodwork will need to endure.                                           sandpaper to the surface to open the pores a bit. This                  Woodworking in Invermere. Call 342-3022 or e-
     Having said that there is a trend in some home                                  will allow the stain to penetrate more easily.                          mail

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                                                                                                                        1022B-7th Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                        1022B-7th Ave.
                                                                                                                    Independently Owned and Operated
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                                                                                                                                                              For professional management of your strata corporation or rental property,
                                                                                                                     Phone (250) 345-4000
                                                                                                                         Fax (250) 345-4001
                                                                                                                                                              overseen by a Certi ed Property Manager (CPM®), Certi ed Professional
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                             The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 27

      Tips for travelling                                                                ATTENTION BUSINESSES!
        with your pet                                                                           BOOK YOUR CONGRATULATIONS
By Louise Platiel                                           Cotton balls                               ADVERTISEMENTS NOW
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                                                            Cloth strips                                SCHOOL GRADUATION
     An outdoor vacation                                    2” bandage tape                                ISSUE JUNE 22, 2007.
signals the start of sum-                                   Q-tips
mer for many people.                                        Stick for a splint                            DEADLINE FRIDAY, JUNE 8th, 2007.
What could be more fun                                      Antibiotic ointment
than a trip to the cottage,                                 Pepto-bismol                                     Your business name, logo, address and telephone
camping, or heading out                                     3% hydrogen peroxide                                       number plus a five-word-message
in an RV to see the coun-                                   Betadine solution/scrub                                      (e.g. Way To Go, 2007 Grads!)
tryside?                                                    Styptic powder
                                                                                                                                 FOR JUST
                                                                                                                                30            00
     If your pet is not a                                   Rubbing alcohol
comfortable traveller, perhaps a visit to    Eye ointment
the vet is in order before you go. Some      Nail clippers                                                                                      + GST
things you may need to think about be-       Eyedropper
fore heading out on the road are vac-        Tongue depressor                                                          CALL TO RESERVE A SPOT
cinations, medications, first aid, and        Needle-nosed pliers                                                        AT 341-6299 OR EMAIL:
vehicle safety.                              Large plastic syringe                                               
     You may be required to provide          Blunt-end scissors
proof of your pet’s vaccinations, so be      Measuring spoons/cups
sure to bring them up to date and have       Child’s rectal thermometer
current documents and tags.                  Tweezers or forceps
                                                                                                                                    N E W S PA P E R
     Also, ensure your pet is wearing an     Leather and rubber gloves
identification tag that provides a num-           Finally, no one likes to think about
ber where you can be reached on the         accidents, but since your human pas-

                                                                                         ATTENTION BUSINESSES!
road in addition to a permanent ad-         sengers practice good vehicle safety,
dress.                                      consider pets as well. One safe place
     If your pet routinely requires any     for pets is in a well-ventilated, durable
kind of medication, whether it is for       travel kennel. This is especially handy
a long-term or frequently re-occurring
condition, have enough with you to last
the trip and some extra for when you
                                            if you are taking your pet in the back
                                            of a pick-up, and far safer than being
                                            left loose and vulnerable. Inside the car
                                                                                              OUR GIANT
                                                                                           CANADA DAY ISSUE
return home.                                we recommend seatbelt attachments for
     As you plan and pack for any event,    animals not kept in a travel kennel. A
consider taking a first aid kit for your     loose dog or cat could be dangerous to
pets and familiarizing yourself with the    other passengers and distracting to the
location and numbers of local veterinar-    driver.                                       will appear Friday, June 29th, 2007
ians.                                            Stop about every two hours for a
     Knowing where you can get help         stretch and bathroom break, similar to         AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND BOOK YOUR
may be just as important as knowing         how you would handle travelling with            ADVERTISEMENT NOW FOR THE BUSIEST
some basic first aid yourself.               a child. Small meals or snacks may sit            LONG WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER.
     Handling cuts, burns, stings, travel   better in the tummy than a heavy meal,             DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2007.
sickness, and stabilization of a serious    and speak to your vet about treatments
injury are just a few things you can ask    for motion sickness.
your vet about so that you can react             Finally, never leave a pet in the hot           CALL TO RESERVE A SPOT AT
with confidence in an emergency.             sun, in or out of a vehicle, and have             341-6299 OR EMAIL:
     We recommend a first aid kit con-       lots of water on hand. Happy trails and
taining these items:                        wagging tails to everyone!

                                                                                                         N E W S PA P E R
28 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                 June 1, 2007

                                                                                                                                                       At the beach or by the
                                                                                                                                                  pool – protect your child
                                                                                                                                                  with a life-saving lifejacket
                                                                                                                                                  and an eagle eye!
                                                                                                                                                       Drowning is the
                                                                                                                                                  second leading cause of
                                                                                                                                                  injury-related death for
                                                                                                                                                  children between the ages
                                                                                                                                                  of one and four. Most in-
                                                                                                                                                  cidents occur when chil-
                                                                                                                                                  dren are walking or play-
                                                                                                                                                  ing near pools, lakes and
                                                                                                                                                  streams, not when they
                                                                                                                                                  are swimming or intend-
                                                                                                                                                  ing to swim.
                                                                                                                                                       During Safe Kids
                                                                                                                                                  Week May 28-June 3rd,
                                                                                                                                                  Interior Health is working
                                                                                                                                                  to spread the word about
                                                                                                                                                  the importance of water
                                                                                                                                                  safety for children.
                                                                                                                                                       Interior Health of-
                                                                                                                                                  fers these simple tips to
                                                                                                                                                  help parents and caregiv-
                                                                                                                                                  ers splash into summer
                                                                                                                                                       • Keep a close eye on
                                                                                                                                                  your toddler at the beach
                                                                                                                                                  or at the pool. Even chil-
                                                                                                                                                  dren who have swimming
                                                                                                                                                  skills and are wearing a
                                                                                                                                                  lifejacket need to be su-
                                                                                                                                                  pervised – including those
                                                                                                                                                  small plastic pools in the
                                                                                                                                                       • Keep toddlers with-
     WHAT’S LIFE WITHOUT CHOICE?                                                                                                                  in an arms length when
      CUSTOMER CHOICE HAS ARRIVED. Now you can choose who you buy your natural gas from —                                                         around water.
      Terasen Gas or a natural gas marketer.                                                                                                           • Fit them in the
                                                                                                                                                  right lifejacket for their
      Licensed by the BC Utilities Commission, gas marketers are now selling long-term, fixed-rate contracts
      to residential natural gas customers. With a fixed rate, the price you pay for your natural gas will
                                                                                                                                                  size. Most children who
      remain the same for the duration of the contract. It will not fluctuate with the daily changes of energy                                    drown were not wearing
      prices. If you receive a sales call, it is on behalf of a natural gas marketer and not Terasen Gas.                                         a lifejacket. Water wings
                                                                                                                                                  and inflatable toys, cannot
      If you continue to buy from Terasen Gas, the rate you pay for your natural gas will vary. Our standard                                      replace lifejackets and su-
      rate reflects the current market rates for natural gas and is subject to review every three months by                                       pervision.
      the BCUC.
                                                                                                                                                       • Send them to swim-
                              Now you can choose the natural gas pricing option that works best for you. Whether you                              ming lessons - and sign
                              go fixed or variable rate, you’ll only receive one bill. And Terasen Gas will always deliver                        yourself up, too. It’s never
                              your gas and provide the customer services you expect. Visit for                                 too late to learn or to im-
                              a list of licensed gas marketers and a video about CUSTOMER CHOICE.                                                 prove your own skills.
                                                                                                                                                       • Teach your child
      Not available in all areas. Terasen Gas is a licensed user of the Terasen Gas and CUSTOMER CHOICE logos.                                    about water safety, water
                                                                                                                                                  currents, and to ask per-
                                                                                                                      mission before going into
                                                                                                                                                  or near water.
June 1, 2007    The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 29

                             These folks will be en-
                        tered in a draw for two free
                        nights at the Fantasyland
                        Hotel in West Edmonton
                        Mall, courtesy of Travel
                        World in Invermere. Our
                        contest lasts through 2007.
                             From top left, clock-
                        wise: Leah Nicholas of
                        Invermere in Australia,
                        holding a Pioneer with
                        her own photograph on the
                        cover, taken in June 2005
                        when she graduated from
                        high school; Frank and
                        Nan Jones of Invermere in
                        Disneyworld with Winnie
                        the Pooh, holding a Pioneer
                        with a photo of themselves
                        on the cover from January
                        2007; Sydney-Anne Por-
                        ter and Nancy Atwood of
                        Invermere in front of the
                        Vatican in Rome, holding a
                        copy of our February 2007
                        Women in Business section
                        with Sydney-Anne’s photo
                        on the cover; Cameron and
                        Ian Shand of Invermere in
                        Ixtapa, Mexico; Michael
                        O’Neill and Lauren Lin-
                        nell of Fairmont in Ve-
                        radaro, Cuba; Verna Jones
                        of Invermere holding a
                        Pioneer with her daughter
                        Carly’s photo on the cover;
                        Janine Jones and her cous-
                        in Stephanie Mitchell in
                        front of Buckingham Pal-
                        ace in London, holding a
                        Pioneer with Janine’s sister
                        Carly Jones on the cover.
30 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                            June 1, 2007

             HERE TO SERVE YOU
                                                              Experience the culinary delights from                                                     JEFF MURRAY
                                                              our authentic Hungarian menu.                                                                OWNER
                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 2367
                                                              Open: Seven days a week
                                                                Open                                                                    Invermere, BC                Cell: (250) 688-1400
                                                                    from 5:00 p.m.
                                                              Wednesday-Sunday, 5:00 p.m.                                               V0A 1K0                      Fax: (250) 342-7533
                                                              5067 Madsen Rd, Radium                                                      BOARDING • TAPING • T-BAR • STEEL STUD
                                                              (turn at Radium Woodcarver)
                                                                                                                                          COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • INDUSTRIAL

                                                                           Patty’s Greenhouse &                                           R FACTOR INSULATION
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                                                                    • Irrigation                      •   Native Plantings                        9 CREWS AVAILABLE
   Your search for quality and dependability ends with us.          • Bobcat Services                 •   Installations
                                                                    • Trees and                       •   Annuals
                                                                                                                                           WILL BEAT ANYONE’S PRICE BY 10%
         Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists
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                                                                    decorating needs.

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   8000, reaching more people than
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                                                    The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 31

               HERE TO SERVE YOU
                                                                         • POOLS

                                                                                                                                                                    REE HOMES IN
                                                                                                                                                               ELD T
                                                                     • HOT TUBS

                                                                    • CHEMICALS
                                                                    • FIREPLACES
                                                                        • BBQ S
                                                                       • HEATING
                                                                  • VENTILATION
                                                            • AIR CONDITIONING
                                                                  • RESIDENTIAL
                                                                 • COMMERCIAL

                                                                                                                                                               CUS                                NS
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   email:         Fax: (250) 342-7103
                                                                                   250-270-9393 Right next to Valley Shine Shop.

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                                          We aren’t the cheapest,
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                                                    • Wood & Tile Floors
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         Ph: 347-9385 • Cell: 342-5912                                             THE CENTER OF REAL ESTATE ACTION IN THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

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       Sunrise To Sunset Service                 Valley Wide

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                    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a reliable contact
                            person for your BC home?                                     GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL
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           Call Wayne at 341-5512
32 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                       June 1, 2007

              HERE TO SERVE YOU
         19 yrs experience

                                                                                   Hi - Heat             INVERMERE GLASS LTD.
                                                                                                                                                 •Auto • Home
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                                                                                                                                           Telephone: 342-3659
             Wilmer • Radium • Athalmer                                                                    Serving the Valley for over 11 years • #3, 109 Industrial Road #2, Invermere

                                                                                                                  • Topsoil • Sand • Gravel
                                                                             (250) 341-6888                                                                  VJ (Butch) Bishop
                                                                                                                                                             4846 Holland Creek Ridge Rd.
                                                                                                                                                             Invermere, BC V0A 1K0

 The only place
              w he re i
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 30 minute circuit training                                                                                                            Growing with the Tradition of Quality
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                                                                                                                                                            • Renovations • Decks
    What are you
                                                                                                                                                               • Exterior Finishing
    weighting for?

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                                                                   (Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash)
                                                                   342-6614 •
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                                                                                                                                                           (250) 341-5030

                                                          PHARMACY LTD.
                                                               J. Douglas Kipp, B. Sc. (Pharm.)
 Bus: (250) 342-6336                                               Laura Kipp, Pharm D.
 Fax: (250) 342-3578                                           Your Compounding Pharmacy
                                                                    Come in and browse our giftware
                                                                   Open Monday - Saturday
                                                                                                                      Bob Mashford, President
                                                                                                                    Phone: (250) 341-7188 or (403) 923-2427
                                                                      9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 403 - 7th Avenue                                                   1301 - 7th Avenue, Invermere
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                                                                                                         DESIGN/BUILD CUSTOM HOMES • MULTI-FAMILY & COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
                                            Proudly Serving the Valley for over 50 years                                       STEVE GUTSCHE, Project Manager
                                                                                                        INVERMERE                   Columbia Valley District            HEAD OFFICE
                                       For competitive prices and prompt service call:                  Phone: (250) 342-9866
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June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                                   The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 33

  Dynasty Spas new home-based business
By Cayla Gabruck                                 America, and has set the standard
Pioneer Staff                                     for many years in building high-
                                                 quality hot tubs.
     Get out your swimsuits - the                     Neil has his third class pow-
valley has a new hot tub business!               er-engineering certificate, which
     Neil and Coralie Woelfle, own-               is why the Woelfles not only sell
ers of a new home-based business                 quality spas, but also offer full in-
called Dynasty Spas, are looking                 stallation and service after the ini-
forward to keeping busy all sum-                 tial buy.
mer.                                                  “What we do is delivery, set-
     “Hot tubs were always some-                 up – the whole nine yards,” Neil
thing that I liked to tinker with,”              said. “We also fill it up and add
Neil said. “It’s like a passion for              the proper chemicals so it is ready
me.”                                             for the buyer to use.”
     Neil and Coralie moved here                      Neil is also certified in water
three years ago from Medicine                    treatment and Dynasty Spas will
Hat, Alberta. Neil’s parents had a               be offering a weekly and bi-weekly
place in a recreational vehicle park             service of checking water and add-
and campground in Radium.                        ing chemicals as needed.
     When Neil and Coralie heard                      There are many second hom-
that someone was needed to man-                  eowners in the valley who are not
age the campground, they moved                   here often enough to take care of
to Radium in 2004 with their                     a hot tub, but would still like to
daughter Cassie, now 6.                          experience the luxury of one, Neil
      Dynasty Spas is a home-based               said.
business, and their show room is                      For now they are just a home-
right in their back yard, complete               based business, but Neil and Cor-
with a beautiful backdrop of lush                alie are hoping to open a retail store
trees and a tranquil creek.                      in the future.
     “We just felt there was a need                   “We are hoping to capture
for this kind of business here,” Neil            most of the hot tub market in the
said.                                            valley in the next five years,” Neil
     The couple researched for                   said.
three years before finally choosing                    For more information on Dy-
Dynasty. They settled on Dynasty                 nasty Spas and to check out some
because of their excellence in qual-             of their models, view their website
ity, performance, reliability and                at If you
warranties.                                      are in the mood for a more detailed
     “We are committed to a good                 look, call Neil or Coralie at 347-
product,” Neil said.                             9762 and set up a time to come
     The company is the third larg-              visit their picturesque showroom              Coralie and Neil Woelfle, with their daughter Cassie, show off one of their stylish hot tubs.
est spa manufacturer in North                    - right in their own back yard.

               HERE TO SERVE YOU
  NEW     Sewer/Drain Cleaning
        Septic Tank Pumping
       Portable Toilet Rentals
                                                                                CUSTOM CABINETRY
                      • Complete sewer/drain repair
                  • Reasonable rates - Seniors’ discount
                                                                                       – CONTRACTORS –
                                                                            – Volume Orders Is Our Specialty (10 or More) –                   DYNASTY STANDS FOR QUALITY
                     • Speedy service - 7 days a week                                                                                                      locally owned and operated
  • A well-maintained septic system should be pumped every 3-5 years       • Professional Installations • Trim Work – Mill Work
                          • Avoid costly repairs                                                                                                                                        Phone/Fax

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                                                                          – QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED –
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                                                                                                                                               Neil & Coralie Woele
34 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                   June 1, 2007

  P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS   MEMORIAL                                   BIRTH ANNOUNCMENT                       HOMES FOR RENT                       HOMES FOR SALE                         LOTS FOR SALE
                                                                     Erin is thrilled to finally an-     3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house          Lochend Gardens, 130 - 11th          New lots along Crescentwood
                        Greg Charette                                nounce the arrival of her new       for rent in Radium. Includes         Ave, Invermere. Gorgeous homes       coming. Commercial lots avail-
               January 14, 1954 – May 17, 2007                       baby sister. Claire Maura Stock-    appliances and water. N/P, N/S.      starting at $349,900. Mountain       able NOW for less! Acreage West
     It is with sorrow we announce that Greg Charette of Stony       ley was born on May 21st, 2007      Available longterm $1,100/           views, river rock, cedar, porches/   of town - Edgewater Develop-
  Plain, Alberta, formerly of Athalmer, BC died May 17, 2007 at      in Cranbrook. Proud parents are     month plus utilities. 347-9345.      patios, gas FP, laminate, maple,     ments 347 9660, edgeh2o@
  the age of 53 years surrounded by his family. He had a brief       Dana and Fiona Stockley.                                                 A/C, garage, low condo fees and
  but brave struggle with Lung Cancer.                                                                       HOMES FOR SALE                   much more. Show home open.
     He leaves to mourn his passing, his best friend and                       STORAGE                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                       CLAIMS FOR SALE
  companion Lori Renaud and her children Jodi (Rob), Jordyn,                                                What an amazing view!
                                                                                                                                              (250)-342-5229.                           MINERAL CLAIMS
                                                                                                         Make an appointment today
  Eric; son Clinton (Jody) and granddaughters Tylaire and
  Summer; daughter, Christal and granddaughter Jayme; his              New • House                       to see this 3-bedroom, 1.5
                                                                                                                                                   MOBILE HOMES
                                                                                                                                                                                           FOR SALE
  parents, Leo and Mettie Charette, of Athalmer, BC, his siblings,                                       bath, attached garage, finished                                              FINDLAY CREEK AREA
  brother Glen (Michelle), sister-in-law Laurie, sister Cindy          Multi Storage                     walkout basement dual                       FOR SALE
  (Tim), brothers, Rick, Rodney (Dana) and Bradley (Stacey) as                                           deck, computer room, central         1976 Mobile home buyer must          SLATE STONE, building slate,
                                                                      Various sizes available, now       vacuum equipped, two storey          move, asking $15,000 obo. Must       masonry slate, varied sizes,
  well as many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, friends
                                                                      with climate controlled units.     townhouse that has eight years       sell, call 342-2686.                 rocks, chunks, crushable slate
  and business associates who will miss his generous, kind and
                                                                              Call 342-3637.             warranty left. NO condo fees.                                             & decorative fill. Excellent for
  considerate nature. Greg is now reunited with his closest
  brother Ron who predeceased him.                                                                       NO GST! House is located at 617          TOWNHOUSE FOR                    fireplaces, patios, walkways,
                                                                        WANTED TO RENT                   – 10th Avenue. This one won’t                SALE                         landscaping, waterscapes &
     A Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 26th at the
  Invermere Royal Canadian Legion.                                   Young family, no pets moving        last – act quickly. Call 342-2475,   2-bedroom, 1-level townhouse         dry pack. Large rock blocks for
                                                                     from       Vancouver       Island           in quiet area. Adult living w/       retaining walls. Beautiful earth
                                                                     and looking for long-term                                                low strata fees. $190,000. #717      colour mixtures of rust, sienna,
                           OBITUARY                                                                      1737 – 9th Avenue, 2550 sq.ft.,                                           ochre, umber, burgundy & slate
                                                                     accommodation, seeking at                                                – 12th Avenue, Invermere. 688-
                                                                     least a 2-bedroom house or          11 yrs old. 4 large bedrooms,        4848 or 342-9035                     gray. Good road access .62 acre
                    David Vernon Donaldson                                                               2 large bathrooms both have                                               claim $28,000; 254 acre claim
                                                                     apartment preferably with a
                             1957-2007                                                                   double sinks 1 w/Jacuzzi tub, 1                                           on creek $68,000.
                                                                     yard, in the price range of $800                                               LOST & FOUND
                                                                                                         w/shower, 7 appliances, large                                                     Telephone Elaine:
     With deep sadness the family announces that David passed        – 1000/month. References            2-bedroom self-contained suite                                                     250-345-6271
  away from brain cancer on May 27, 2007 at the age of 50 in his     available. Please contact via                                            FOUND - During the
                                                                                                         w/walkout entrance, central                                                email:
  home in Morinville, AB.                                            email spiritbear1980@hotmail.                                            thunderstorm on Sunday,
                                                                                                         vacuum. Easy keep yard, garden
     David was born in Cranbrook, BC and was raised in Canal         com or (250)-294-0667.                                                   May 27th near the highway
                                                                                                         spot, large paved driveway,
  Flats, BC where he later worked in the logging industry.                                               wood and electric heat, 16x16
                                                                                                                                              by Windermere Foods. A male               GARAGE SALES
     In 1977, he married Janet (Tardif) also of Canal Flats, BC;     Looking for quality tenants?                                             neutered Border Collier/Husky
                                                                                                         storage shed w/concrete                                                   Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am to
  they have a daughter Vanessa.                                                                                                               cross, black with white paws.
                                                                     Quiet working couple with two       foundation. Minutes from
     In 1990, David and his family moved to Prince George, B.C                                                                                Beautiful, healthy and well          11 am, 2001 – 13th Avenue.
                                                                     house cats need a place to hang     uptown and beach. Large wrap-
  to continue working in the logging industry. There he became                                                                                mannered animal. To claim or         Retro music players, various
                                                                     their hats. 341-6916 evenings,      around deck wired for hot tub.
  a teacher of heavy duty equipment and graduating grade 12                                                                                   adopt, please call 342-6136.         household. NO EARLY BIRDS.
                                                                     345-6133 daytime.                   Quiet no-through street. Family
  with Honours.                                                                                          or recreational home. Some
     In 2002, David and Janet moved to Surrey, B.C where he              SUITES FOR RENT                 furniture included. A MUST SEE.            LOTS FOR SALE                  Saturday, June 2nd, 9175
                                                                                                         Stop to view or call 342-0813.       .                                    Fairview Avenue, Wilmer. 9 am
  attended B.C.I.T and received a diploma for Occupational
                                                                     CONTRACTORS: self-contained                                                                                   – 4 pm. Lots of household stuff.
  Health & Safety in 2004.
                                                                     cabins by the week or month,        An affordable ready-to-move-in                 FOR SALE
     Later they moved to Morinville, AB where David began
                                                                     250-345-6365,       Fairmont        1500 sq ft home in Windermere                     Lot 10                  Yard Sale, June 2nd, 9 am to
  working with ATCO on the Long Lake project in Fort McMurray
                                                                     Bungalows.                          - 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, den                                                12 pm, 1909 – 13th Avenue.
  transferring to Ledcor Projects in his last two years.                                                                                            Windermere Loop
     He is survived by his loving wife Janet and daughter Vanessa                                        area w/wood burning stove,                                                Miscellaneous goodies.
                                                                     Two bedroom suite with shared       finished basement, central vac,
  (Wayne) and four grandchildren Jordan, Hannah, Riley and                                                                                           Large 0.41 acre,
                                                                     kitchen. W/D, N/S, N/P. $550        all appliances and window                                                 MOVING SALE. Furniture,
  Austin, also his brothers Cliff and Gordon and sisters Jean and                                                                                  level, well in place,
                                                                     inclusive. 341-1667                 coverings on a nicely treed                                               household items. 4674 Purcell
  Lorna. He was predeceased by his mother Teresa and father
                                                                                                         and fully fenced 66 x 120 lot.                 no building                Drive, Columere Park. Saturday/
  Allan, brother Timmy and nephew Michael.                                SHOP FOR RENT                  $299,500. Call Lee or Sharon                 commitment,                  Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd, 9 am– 2
     David enjoyed the outdoors - hunting, fishing, archery and
                                                                                                         (250)-498-6298.                           beautiful mountain              pm. 345-6191 or (403) 807-6523.
  golf but most of all he loved sharing these times with his         Approximately 1000 sq.ft. shop
  grandchildren.                                                     space for rent. $850/mo. Power                                               and golf course views.
     The family wishes to thank all those who have sent their        and property taxes not included.                                               $329,000 + GST                 MOVING SALE. Livingroom,
                                                                     Available immediately. Includes          Call April at                          (250) 342-3147                treadmill, canopy, pictures, etc.
  prayers and condolences, and all who have helped us in many
  ways during this time.                                             heat. D/D required. New•House            341-6299 to                                                          Lots! Cheap! Sunday mostly free!
                                                                                                                                                   “Life is good on the
     A celebration of his life will be held at David’s home in       Multi Storage, Athalmer 342-             place your                                                           Saturday/Sunday 12 – 4, 8270
                                                                     3637.                                                                              18th hole.”                Hobbit Frontage.
  Morinville, AB on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm.                                                         classified.
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                                                                The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 35

                    P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS     ROOMMATE WANTED                          MISC. FOR SALE                         VEHICLES FOR SALE                    BUSINESS FOR SALE                              CAREERS
  The Edgewater Playground                   Located in Juniper Heights area.     MOVING. Zodiac 13 ft. boat
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Come be part
Committee will be hosting                    $250/month plus ½ utilities.         with 8 hp Yamaha motor $800.               $10,000,000                            AVOID PAYING HIGH FUEL
                                                                                                                                                                  PRICES AND POLLUTING OUR                    of our team!
a garage sale on Saturday,
June 2nd at the Edgewater
                                             Phone Angela 342-6540.               Bunkbed set double and single
                                                                                  w/mattresses and bedding,
                                                                                                                              in vehicle inventory.                      ENVIRONMENT.                   Radium Resort has openings
Community Hall from 10:00 am                      MISC. FOR SALE                  like new $275. Air conditioner/                    Go to                       Joint Venture partners wanted.
                                                                                                                                                                          Free website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        for the following positions:
– 2:00 pm. Lots of kids stuff.
                                             Manure, well aged, will load.
                                                                                  Dehumidifier/Heater       $250.
                                                                                  Patio furniture 12 piece set,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Group Sales & Catering - Year-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Round Position,
                                             $70 per pickup load. Phone           excellent condition $200. BBQ                     to view                                                               Assistant Food & Beverage
   KNIGHTS OF                                Elkhorn Ranch 342-0617.              w/side burner and rotisserie                complete inventory.                          SERVICES                                 Manager,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bellperson, Room Attendants,
   COLUMBUS                                  White toddler bed w/new
                                                                                  $100. Glass top electric range,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cart Attendants
                                                                                  works well $75. Mosquito Trap            2000 Hyundai Accent, red,              SPECIAL DISCOUNTS                            Starters/Marshals,
 Huge Garage Sale                            mattress, $75. Strollers,            propane $125. 345-0320.                  177,000 km, 5-speed, standard,        ON AIR CONDITIONING                       Cooks at the Springs Golf
                                             bassinette, toys, best offer. Call
        June 2nd                             347-7716.                               VEHICLES FOR SALE
                                                                                                                           great condition. $4,200 obo.           Book your A/C or Heat                      Course and The Resort
                                                                                                                           Phone 342-7614.                                                              Fax resume to: 250-347-6298,
      9 am to 2 pm                                                                                                                                               Pump by June 19th and
                                             Aged horse manure, Great for         1997 GMC 3500 1-Ton Crew Cab                                                                                          email frontdesk@radiumresort.
   Canadian Martyrs Church                                                        flat-deck w/hydraulic dump box.          LEAVING COUNTRY, MUST SELL               receive a special                   com, or drop off at the front
                                             gardens, $50/truck, loaded. Or
 702 - 12th Avenue, Invermere                                                     Stereo, hitch, ex-City of Calgary        1990 BMW 325, good condition,                discount.                       desk of hotel.
                                             bring your own containers. 342-
   Something for everyone                                                         truck. 130,000 km. $18,500 obo.          great to drive. $4800 OBO                   Call today.
                                             1526.                                                                                                                                                      Helna’s Stube is seeking a part-
    Plants too! KNIGHTS OF                                                        341-1076 or (250) 489-9339               688-5086.                                TOTAL HEATING
          COLUMBUS                                                                                                                                                                                      time evening server. Summer
                                                 MATERNITY CLOTHING               1998 F150 XLT 4x4 with canopy,                BOATS FOR SALE                          SYSTEMS                         and Christmas bonus. Medical
       Huge Garage Sale                       Be fashionably pregnant with
    June 2nd, 9 am to 2 pm                                                        V6 manual. Great condition.                                                        Full Heating &                     and Dental plan after 6 months.
                                             high-end designer clothing that      $10,000 obo. 342-7393.                   14 ft. Runabout w/trailer, 45 hp                                             Call 347-0047.
   Canadian Martyrs Church                     suits your style and budget.                                                motor. Runs good. $1,500. (250)
                                                                                                                                                                   Ventilation Systems
 702 - 12th Avenue, Invermere                      Up to 75% off retail.          2000 Ford Explorer Limited.              282-3292. To view 342-9589.                  342-1167                        Full-time/Part-time    Nanny.
   Something for everyone,                    Book your appointment today!        All leather interior, power                                                                                           3 children ages 6 to 12 years.
          plants too!                                 (250) 342 6506              everything, back-up sensor,              1981 Peterborough 115                                                        Phone: (250) 345-4535 or Fax:
                                                                                  wired for Sirius satellite radio,        Merc Outboard. Clean, well               PROFESSIONAL WATER                  345-6348.
                                                                                  trailer hitch & electrical, roof rack.   maintained. $4,500. 342-5229.                      WITCHER
           WANTED                                 MISC. FOR SALE                  Exceptional condition. Dealer                                                                                         Part-time, full-time dishwasher
                                                                                                                                                                  Need to drill only once due to
                                                                                  serviced. 128,000 km. $13,500.           16’ Invader, open bow, 115 hp                                                evenings. Sous Chef full-time
Clean “gravel” fill delivered to             White frame (steel) bunk bed,                                                                                       cost of drilling for water for your
                                                                                  342-9310 Harold or 342-9436              Merc with trailer. $6,900. 345-                                              year round. Salary negotiable.
Industrial Park. Will assist in              double/single complete with                                                                                           house or property? Call Vito
                                                                                  Cam. View @ Lake Auto Service.           6191 or (403) 807-6523                                                       For interview contact Nick at
trucking costs. Phone Leo 342-               mattresses and bedding. $300.                                                                                          Nevoral, (250) 265-4914.
3134.                                                                                                                                                                         Webpage:                  342-0606
                                             Call Rhonda 342-0350.                                                               RV’S FOR SALE
                                                                                  1989 Olds 98. Excellent                                                    
                                                                                  condition and gas mileage.                                                                                            Meat Cutter (or wrapper). Part-
Wanted a bunk bed (single size               Soft Ice Cream Machine. Self         Air, well maintained, no rust.           1987 Slumber Queen small 5th
                                                                                                                                                                                                        time or Full-time positions
beds only). Please call 342-                 contained. Electrofreeze Single      Asking $2,800. 345-6115                  Wheel. Large fridge, furnace,
                                                                                                                           stove w/oven, lots of storage,                                               available          immediately.
6104 if you have one and don’t               Head. Air Cooled. 220 Volt. On                                                                                      Simes Painting: interior and           Experience preferred but willing
need it anymore.                             castors. $450.00, 342-4422.          Great Project Truck! 1985 4x4            bathroom w/shower, hitch              exterior, new homes and
                                                                                                                           included. $5,400. (250) 282-                                                 to train. Apply to Sydney-
                                                                                  Chevy S10 2.8 litre V6 with roll                                               existing, quality woodwork             Anne at AG Valley Foods, 906
                                                                                  bar, rubber liner, wood rails, and       3292. To view 342-9586.               finishing, laquers, staining, and      – 7th Avenue, Invermere,
                                                                                  canopy. Engine needs work but            Older 14 foot Shasta Travel           clearcoating. Call Barry. 342-         BC or call (250) 342-3330.
                                                                                  easily fixable. $1000 takes all          Trailer. Asking $1,200. Please call   0572 Windermere.
                                                                                  obo. 347-7716.                           342-5464 and leave a message.                                                TURF ‘N’ TIMBER CONTRACTING
                                                                                                                                                                 Flooring installations including       LTD. is looking for a energetic,
                                                                                  2001 Ford Focus 100,000 km,                                                    lino, carpet, vc tile, laminate, and   self-motivated,            reliable
                                                                                  5-speed, excellent condition.            1994 Class A Motorhome,
                                                                                                                           Kountry Air, 34’, slideout, oak       hardwood. Plus handyman work           individual to assist in irrigation
                                                                                  $6,900    obo.     342-1117.                                                   including new decks, renovations,      and waterscape installation
                                                                                                                           interior, $40,000 OR w/leased
                   Complete product lines for:                                                                             site @ Dutch Creek RV Resort          framing, and roofing. Call 347-        and general landscaping
                                                                                  1997 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl
            • Harley Davidson • Honda • ATV’s • Bikes                                                                      w/shed, deck & accessories,           9192, 341-1235.                        duties. Transportation is a
                                                                                  automatic, 2-door. Excellent on gas.
          • Power Products • Suzuki • Bombardier/ATV                                                                                                                                                    must. We offer competitive
                                                                                  $4,500. 342-7179 or 342-9079.            $42,000. (403) 938-0036.
                                                                                                                                                                    ODD JOBS ENT. HAULING               wages and weekends off!
                                                                                                                           Vanguard Camper 8 ½ ft., fridge,      Garbage, brush and construction        Please send resumes to
                                                                                  2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT.
                                                                                  82,000 kms. Mint. $21,500. 342-          stove, furnace. Good condition.       disposal. Mulch deliveries. Call       e-mail: or fax:
   1817 Cranbrook St. North • Cranbrook BC               1-800-398-6606                      5229.                                    $1,400 obo. 346-3011 Brisco.          Dale Hunt @ 342-3569 .
36 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                     June 1, 2007

                   P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS
          CAREERS                                CAREERS                             CAREERS                            CAREERS                          CAREERS                              CAREERS
 New Restaurant in Radium              Christ Church Trinity is seeking     Strand’s Old House Restaurant     Handyperson to do odd jobs,       Kootenay River Runners has          Full-time/Part-time
        Opening Soon!!                 proposals from person interested     taking applications for part-     for example, tap washers, leaky   positions open for office staff     Housekeeping positions $12/
Staff required for the following       in providing weekly cleaning         time and full-time evening        toilets, sticky windows & doors   and raft guide. Accommodations      hour. Living accommodations
positions: Kitchen Manager,            services. Additional information     dishwashers. Phone or apply to    at Lakeview Manor. Average        available, competitive wages,       provided. Apply Fairmont
Cooks, Servers, Dishwashers.           may be obtained by calling Art       Tony Woods. 342-6344.             3-5 hours/month. Apply in         positive working environment.       Bungalows (250) 345-6365, Fax:
Staff accommodations available.                                                                               writing to Box 2138, Invermere,   Please call 347-9210 or email:      345-6348, email: bungalows@
                                       Keith at 345-6516 or Larry Root
Reply to P.O. Box 1079,                                                     Outgoing responsible people       V0A 1K0. For more information
                                       at 342-6422.                                                           phone 342-6422.
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0.                                                      required for in-store and yard
                                                                            employment. Come to Rona                                                 The Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitor
HOUSEKEEPING/JANITORIAL.                SKOOKUM FAMILY RESTAURANT                                             Everett Frater Ent. Looking for
                                                                            (Ace Hardware) with resume.                                           Centre, in partnership with Friends of Kootenay National Park,
Excellent wages for the right                  OPENING SOON                                                   experienced Lawn Maintenance        is accepting applications for a position this summer as part of
                                                                            410 Borden Street, Invermere.
person. Does involve weekend           Hiring all kitchen positions and                                       staff. Weekends off. Good pay.      our Visitor Centre team. To be eligible you must be between
work. Please call Radium Valley        front end staff. Come join our                                         Call Everett 342-6116.              the ages of 15 and 30 and be returning to school in the fall.
Vacation Resort 347-9715 or e-         team! Call Lori 270-0476.                                                                                     This is a temporary position - 40 hours per week. Flexible
mail:                                                                                                                              work schedule, including weekend work, is a requirement of
                                       Trims and Treasures Esthetics                                                                              this position. Duties include welcoming visitors, determin-
Part time, year round                  Studio located in Fairmont Hot                                                                             ing and servicing visitor needs, promoting local and regional
employment in Radium.                                                                 Customer Service Representative                             activities, selling retail products, and recording data for
                                       Springs is searching for a fun,
H o u s e k e e p i n g / C o o k ’s   energetic, self motivated stylist/     We currently have an opportunity to hire one full-time and          Tourism BC. Successful candidates will receive Tourism BC’s
Helper. Wage DOE. No late                                                     one part-time Customer Service Representative to work in            Visitor Information Counselor Training, which is certifiable and
                                       esthetician to join our dynamic
nights. Cleaning/cooking for                                                  our Invermere Branch.                                               recognized throughout Canada.
construction crews. Phone              team. Excellent wage and health
                                       benefits. Please email resume to       If you are a team oriented person wishing to advance within            If you have effective communication, organizational skills,
Nicole at 342-9362 between                                                    our organization and can demonstrate strong commitment              knowledge of the local area; and the ability to work as a Team
8:30 and 4:30 weekdays OR     or           to building a lasting relationship through exceptional service      Player, please forward your resume to
leave message at same number           come by the studio with your           we would like to hear from you.                                                Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
with contact info.                     resume and ask for France.                                                                                                   Attention Kent Kebe, Manager
                                                                              - Your qualifications will include:
                                                                              - Successful completion of Grade 12                                          P.O. Box 225, Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0
                                                                              - Cash handling experience                                            Fax:250-347-9127, E-mail:
                                                                              - Excellent sales and service skills
                                                                              - Superior communication skills
                                                                              - Flexible hours
                                                                              - Commitment to learning
            Experienced Assistant                                             Resumes may be faxed to 250-342-6598                                 Panorama Mountain Village is currently recruiting for:
           Site Supervisor Required                                           We would like to thank all applicants, but only those short
        Estate custom home builder is looking to hire a                       listed will be contacted.                                            FULL TIME & PART TIME SEASONAL
      motivated person to join our team at our project near                                                                                          LIFEGUARD & JUNIOR GUARD
      Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C. Our company is on the
       leading edge of innovation. We have a great work                                                                                                      We’re excited to announce a new
          environment, competitive wages & benefits.                                                                                                          Wage and Junior Guard Program.
            We are a growing company with ample
                                                                                                                                                    Bronze Cross Applicants will be accepted for the
             opportunities for future advancement.
                                                                              Golden Life Management, a leader in senior housing, has                Junior Guard Program. Successful candidates
                    Please email resume to:                                                                                                         aspiring towards NLSS certification will be fully
                                                                              career opportunities at Columbia Garden Village. We are
       or                                                                                                            compensated upon course and return
                                                                              accepting applications for the following.
                      fax: 403-375-0093                                                                                                                          contract completion.
                                                                                 •   Assisted Living Worker/ RCA
                                                                                                                                                           *must be a minimum of 16 years old.
                          Royal Canadian Legion, Invermere                       •   Server
                           is inviting interested individuals                    •   Dishwasher                                                    Please refer to the following link to book an inter-
                            to apply to work in our newly                        •   Cook                                                                         view over the phone
                                 renovated lounge as a                        We are seeking energetic, conscientious and approachable          

                               Bartender/                                     individuals who will be team players and a contributors
                                                                              to a positive work environment. The desired candidates
                                                                              must have Food Safe, negative TB screen, criminal record
                                                                                                                                                     Panorama Mountain Village offers on hill staff
                                                                                                                                                   accommodation and amazing staff benefits. Sea-
                                 Server                                       check and prior work experience is an asset (ALW/RCA
                                                                              must be certified).
                                                                                                                                                   sonal and full time positions receive reciprocal ski/
                                                                                                                                                   mountain bike passes for other Intrawest locations
              Wages depend upon experience.                                   Only those selected for interview will be contacted,                 and resorts through British Columbia and Alberta.
                                                                              however, we thank all applicants for taking the time to               Additional mountain privileges are also offered.
     Please mail your resume to Box 446, Invermere,                           apply.
        B.C. V0A 1K0. For more information call                                                                                                     To view job descriptions, please visit us at www.
                                                                                     Columbia Garden Village, Invermere, BC
      Pat Cope 342-4242 or Rick Jarrett 342-3142.                                    Phone: 250.341.3350 Fax: 250.341.3340                or email your resume to
                                                                                          Email:                                Nicole Morgan @
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                  The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 37

Our local deer - darlings or demons?
By Cayla Gabruck                                                                                                           a couple of deer had just finished nibbling his new
Pioneer Staff                                                                                                               garden plants.
                                                                                                                               “I feel we are very fortunate to have the deer,” Bob
     For most city folks, seeing a deer walking around                                                                     said. “They are well worth the nuisance they cause.”
with a tomato cage stuck on its head is somewhat                                                                               Bob, who goes hunting in the fall, is fully aware
startling occurrence. Not here in the valley.                                                                              of the problems the deer causes for some people.
     More and more deer are being spotted inside                                                                               “I always know when I have shot a nuisance deer
Invermere town limits, and Conservation Officer                                                                              because it tastes like tulips,” Bob said jokingly.
Lawrence Umsonst explains why.                                                                                                 Radium residents are also noticing an increase in
     “Some of them were born and raised here,” Law-                                                                        deer numbers.
rence said. “This is their home.”                                                                                              Earlene Kaszai of Radium Hot Springs recently
     He said that deer are attracted to the green vege-                                                                    had a close encounter with a deer. She was travelling
tation, which springs up much more quickly in town                                                                         north on the highway near Radium when a deer, who
than anywhere else. As well as enjoying an easy and                                                                        was being chased by a dog, slammed into the side of
plentiful food source, Lawrence said the deer are also                                                                     her car.
seeking protection from predators.                                                                                             “It wasn’t the deer’s fault, it was the dog’s,” Ear-
     “It is safe in town. There are no bears or cougars                                                                    lene said. “Those deer are always up on the hill and
in town,” he said.                                                                                                         you would go by and they would just look at you,
     However, that could change. Lawrence said that                                                                        they would never make a mad dash at you.”
people who entice the deer into town with food are                                                                             Earlene said that she thinks the deer are becom-
not doing people a favor, but instead inviting preda-                                                                      ing more prominent in Radium because there is no
                                                                 Newly-seeded lawns are an irrististble temptation.
tors to follow the deer into residential communities.                                                                      hunting in the area.
     Feeding wildlife is not only punishable by a fine,                                                                          “Deer are coming because no one harrasses them
but it is also dangerous for the deer, for pets and for            And she said people should quit feeding the deer,       and they stay here,” Earlene said. “Nobody is moving
humans.                                                       because she thinks it leads them to believe that town       them and they think they own the place.”
     The deer living in a human environment have              is their home.                                                   Earlene said that she feels even if there was a con-
managed to get themselves into some awkward situ-                  “I feel sorry for the deer because I think they are    trolled hunt, the deer would be less of a risk on the
ations. Lawrence said he has seen deer with tomato            confused,” Lila said. “They don’t know what is going        highway.
cages stuck on their heads, deer stuck in hammocks,           on.”                                                             “I would rather have somebody shoot and kill a
and even deer stuck between retaining walls.                       Even though she feels sympathy, she still said that    deer instantly than have them injured on the highway,
     Sometimes the Conservation Officers are forced             deer don’t belong in town.                                  stagger off and die four hours later,” she said.
to tranquilize the deer and remove the problem ob-                 “I think the Bambis should stay in the forest,” Lila        Earlene said the main problem is that the deer
ject, which isn’t an easy task.                               said.                                                       have no fear.
     Some Invermere residents are very irritated that              Even though many people are unimpressed that                “The way it is now they can be standing on your
deer have become so prominent in town. Lila Fod-              the deer have become this tame - even to the point          deck and you can go out there and yell at them and
chuk is one of them.                                          where they can be seen taking a leisurely stroll down       they look at you if to say, ‘YOU are yelling at ME?,”
     “I don’t dislike deer,” said Lila. “I dislike the dam-   busy Main Street - others do not mind the deer at all.      Earlene said jokingly.
age they are doing to my property, and I don’t think               “They are part of the natural world in which we             The Conservation Officer said the deer popula-
they have a place in town.”                                   live,” said town councillor Bob Campsall. “I accept         tions usually disperse later in the summer, but until
     She said that she feels sorry for all the people that    them and I am grateful to have them here.”                  then, once again he is urging both residents and tour-
lose hundreds of dollars in shrubs each year.                      He made this statement in spite of the fact that       ists not to feed the wildlife.

      What to do if your vehicle strikes an animal
 Cayla Gabruck                                                fully approach the animal to determine if it is dead            8. Call the Conservation Officer Service at 1-
 Pioneer Staff                                                 or alive. If the animal is injured, back off, since an       877-952-7277 if there is a dead or injured animal
                                                              injured animal can be very dangerous. You are not           to report.
      Under certain conditions, there is no real choice       required to put an injured animal out of its misery.            9. In a National Park, contact the Park War-
 for a driver except to strike the animal in order to              5. The driver may also choose to remove the            dens. Even if your vehicle is not damaged, reporting
 avoid a collision.                                           dead animal from the road so it is not a hazard to          the exact location helps wardens to monitor injured
      The Wildlife Collision Prevention Program of-           other drivers.                                              animals and recover dead ones.
 fers some tips for drivers who have struck an animal              Only move a dead animal if it is safe and you are          Quick removal prevents other animals from be-
 on the road:                                                 physically capable of doing so.                             ing attracted to the highway.
      1. Pull off the road.                                         6. Inspect your vehicle to determine if it is safe         10. Report vehicle damage to your insurance
      2. Turn on your hazard lights                           to continue driving.                                        company.
      3. Illuminate the animal with your headlights.               7. Call the RCMP if there is any human injury              For more information on the Wildlife Collision
      4. The driver may or may not choose to care-            or damage over $1,000.                                      Prevention Program, see
38 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                   June 1, 2007

           Broadband should be defeated
Dear Editor:                                                 Baltac, Bella Vista, Columbia Lake, Columbia Ridge,             Murray Kubian, Baltac, 342-9360
                                                             Columere Park, Dutch Creek, Fairmont Hot Springs,               Murray Trigg, Terra Vista, 342-7099
    The Regional District of East Kootenay Broad-            Lakeview Meadows, Panorama, Stoddart Creek, Terra               Dave McCarthy, Windermere, 342-5517
band Local Access Service Bylaws should be defeated.         Vista, Timber Ridge, Toby Benches, Upper and Lower              Merlin Velker, Fairmont, 345-4570
A local broadband access service is an excellent idea        Lakeview, Windermere, Brisco, Dry Gulch, Edgewater              As of May 28, a total of only about 350 Elector
but its installation should be based on the user pay         Juniper Heights, Luxor, Spur Valley, Radium Resort,        Response Forms had been received at regional district
principal. As conceived by the RDEK, all resident and        Spillamacheen, Wilmer.                                     offices in Invermere and Cranbrook. According to
non-resident property owners will be assessed an an-              If you are opposed to the RDEK Broadband Lo-          RDEK, at least 521 electors must submit Elector Re-
nual tax regardless of whether they wish broadband           cal Network bylaws, then you must acquire an Elector       sponse Forms so that the RDEK will be unable to adopt
service or not. As an example, a property assessed at        Response Form from the RDEK office in Invermere or           the bylaws. If you are opposed to the RDEK bylaws
$300,000 and at a rate of $0.40 per $1000 of assess-         Cranbrook. The form must be completed and returned         and you have not yet submitted an Elector Response
ment will incur an extra annual tax of $120. RDEK            to the RDEK office in either Invermere or Cranbrook          Form, you are urged to do so. If you have neighbours
should consider alternative, user-pay methods of sup-        before 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2007.                   or friends who are opposed to the bylaws, please urge
plying broadband.                                                 If you prefer you may telephone any of the people     them to complete an Elector Response Form. Please
    If you are 18 or older, a Canadian citizen, have         listed below. They will provide you with an Elector        note that you need not own property and that hus-
lived in British Columbia for at least six months and        Response Form and if you desire they will help you         band and wife as well as children 18 or older are each
have resided in one of the following communities or          complete the form and insure that it is delivered to the   eligible to complete an Elector Response Form.
developments for at least 30 days, you are eligible to       RDEK office.
complete an Elector Response Form: Akiskinook,                    Bill Cropper, Wilmer, 342-3264                        Murray Trigg, Terra Vista

  'Because Alberta did it' RDEK undemocratic
no argument for broadband                                                                            Dear Editor:                          ticipate in a regional referendum.
                                                                                                                                           Any other manner which involves
Dear Editor:                                       parent experience in such business? Perhaps            On April 26 a group of Jum-      leaving the decision in the hands
                                                   more pressing water quality and infrastruc-       bo Resort protestors gathered         of a few, would be an affront to
     I read the Area G Director’s letter titled    ture issues should be addressed first.             in Golden, where Jim Galloway         democracy.
“Director explains why we need broadband”               What about fairness? We pay private          asked Premier Gordon Campbell              A lack of democracy is also
in search of convincing reasons supporting         technology providers based on usage. If you       if he would keep his promise to       evident in the attempt of our re-
the RDEK proposal. Regrettably, I found            do not use cable, then Shaw does not send         the people of the Kootenays re-       gional district to raise our taxes to
none.                                              you a bill. Not so with the broadband pro-        garding the zoning of Jumbo Gla-      pay $23,000,000 over 25 years to
     If the best argument for a project is that    posal. ALL property owners will pay extra         cier Resort. The Premier’s answer     provide broadband to businesses
Alberta also did it, then one might expect         taxes for years!                                  that the Jumbo zoning issue “will     and homeowners. The ‘Alternative
that the RDEK will soon disclose plans for              What about obsolescence? Technology          be decided by local government”       Approval Process’ makes it dif-
an eight-lane expressway through the Co-           has an infamously short shelf life, whereas       was an encouraging and hopeful        ficult and inconvenient for those
lumbia Valley (aka the “Deerfoot of the            the RDEK is looking at a 25-year timeline.        comment.                              against this proposal to register
Rockies”), a light rail rapid transit system for   How many computers, DVDs and MP3                       Since then there has been        their opposition and it clearly fa-
Invermere (like in Calgary), a new hockey          players do you use from 25 or 15 or even          some debate as to what exactly        vors approval as many residents
arena for 20,000 (saddle-shaped preferably),       five years ago? Wasn’t it Beta and eight-track     the Premier meant by “local gov-      are unaware of such a process. No
and of course a 600-foot tower overlooking         technology in 1982?                               ernment,” as that does not clearly    doubt this is how the first phase
Lake Windermere with a revolving restau-                The point is that I fear that the RDEK,      indicate that the decision would      of this proposal, the building of
rant and flame on top.                              as well-intentioned as it may be, will leave      be made by the regional govern-       the backbone, was ‘approved.’
     Just as such projects would be inap-          all taxpayers with the proverbial White El-       ment - the RDEK.                           The quality of water has been
propriate and overkill for the valley, so may      ephant. I grew up in Montreal and remem-               It seems that the Premier        a major concern for residents liv-
be the broadband proposal. Alberta’s costly        ber the municipal government imposing             may have meant that the decision      ing around the lake, and most
technology infrastructure serves a vastly          the 1976 Olympics for reasons that sound          would be made ‘within’ the local      would rather pay for a reliable
larger and more concentrated population,           familiar – because they would benefit every-       region, by working with an exist-     water purifying system.
and handles huge volumes of data from the          one (at no cost to Montrealers!) and because      ing community and extending its            Both governments, provin-
giant energy companies and thousands of            “other big cities had done it.”                   boundaries. I hope Mr. Campbell       cial and regional, are ignoring the
other businesses. This must be contrasted               Well, those beautiful “state-of-the-art”     will realize that when he said “lo-   concerns and wishes of the peo-
with the needs and usage in the Columbia           Olympic facilities quickly deteriorated and       cal,” he can’t simply choose the      ple. The provincial government is
Valley.                                            became useless, while property owners were        part of the region that suits him.    favoring a ‘high- end resort’ and
     Broadband technology is certainly de-         left with an “Olympic tax” legacy until re-            In a democracy, decisions        the regional government sup-
sireable, but at what cost? Many in the val-       cently. B.C. has its own list of government       are made by the majority of the       ports a ‘high-tech infrastructure.’
ley use existing cable, satellite and/or dial-up   fiascoes.                                          people involved, not by a select      The locals want the basics: a wil-
services daily. The current providers seem to           The broadband proposal, if allowed to        few in one section of the region      derness area for the animals and
serve our needs adequately. Is shaving a frac-     pass, could well join that list. Please consid-   concerned. The only truly demo-       future generations and clean safe
tion of a second from e-mail transmissions         er this carefully before the June 5 deadline.     cratic way is to allow ALL the res-   water.
worth the cost and risks of having broad-                                                            idents living in the communities
band installed by a public body with no ap-        Tom Malyszko, Calgary and Invermere               affected by the proposal to par-       Nory Esteban, Invermere
June 1, 2007                                                                                                                                 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 39

                                                                                                                       Valley Churches
               In praise of marriage
                                                                                                                                 LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH
                                                                                                                             10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3 – Worship and Life Instruction:
                                                                                                                                            “What Do You Long For?”
                                                                                                                               Sunday school for age 3 to Grade 7 during the service.
                                                                                                                                             Rev. Jared Enns - Pastor
                                                                                                                                    326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 342-9535
Pastor Fraser Coltman                                       neighbors, but none as close as the bond between and
                                                                                                                                WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY
St. Peter’s                                                 a man and a woman joined in marriage.
                                                                                                                               10:30 a.m. - Invermere - Christ Church Trinity
Lutheran Mission                                                 In marriage, husbands and wives are joined as one                       Worship and Sunday School
                                                            in every way. They share their lives with each other,        Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 342-6644
     The wedding season                                     they support each other, they care for their children      or
is upon us again.                                           together, they correct and forgive each other, and they                VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
                                                                                                                                             Sunday • 10 a.m.
     As a pastor I have                                     nurse each other in times of weakness.                        Children’s Church during the message part of the service.
mixed feelings about                                             In marriage we are privileged to experience the                       Sunday 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting
weddings. They can be                                       truth of the proverb: “two are better than one” (Eccle-       Senior Pastor Rev. John Cuyler •
                                                                                                                         Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 342-9511
beautiful times of fam-                                     siastes 4:9-12).
ily celebration, marking                                         Next month, my wife and I look forward to cel-                       ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
the extension of families                                   ebrating our twentieth anniversary together, and as we                   Canadian Martyrs Church, Invermere
                                                                                                                                  Saturday 7 p.m. Mass • Sunday 9 a.m. Mass
through the joining of                                      look back on the life we have had together so far, we       St. Joseph’s Church, Hwy 93/95 Radium Sunday 11 a.m. Mass
men and women in marriage.                                  marvel at the joy we have experienced day by day as we           St. Anthony’s Church, Canal Flats Sunday 4 p.m. Mass
     Weddings are also big business, and often couples      “grow old together.”                                        Father Jose Joaquin • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 342-6167
who have been well trained by our consumer culture               Our culture does not look upon marriage with            ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE
to plan and purchase the perfect wedding are ill-pre-       such respect. It is dismissed as nothing more than “a        Regular weekly worship services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
pared for the married life that follows it.                 piece of paper.”                                                 Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere
                                                                                                                              Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564
     The prevalence of divorce in our society leads us to        It is portrayed in films as a drudgery, a sad rela-
view marriage as being just one more disposable thing       tionship in which people are stuck with each other,                   RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
                                                                                                                                 Every Sunday 10 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m.
in our lives.                                               just going through the motions.                                          Every Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible Study
     This is sad because it was never God’s intention            In its place Hollywood offers us stories of men and    Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • Radium Seniors’ Hall • 342-6633
for us. Marriage is not a human invention. The Bible        women engaged in passionate affairs (unfortunately
                                                                                                                        THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS
teaches that God established marriage as the basic hu-      they don’t often bother to show us the real cost of that          Sunday Service, 10 a.m. • Sunday School, 11 a.m.
man relationship.                                           kind of self-centered living).                                             Noon Sunday: Relief Society
     God created one man first, and then from him,                We humans were not made for a series of casual,            President Grant Watkins • Columbia Valley Branch
                                                                                                                             5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 345-0079
a woman, and joined them together in a relationship         uncommitted relationships throughout life; that kind
of love and faithfulness intended to endure for a life-     of life ends in loneliness.
time.                                                            God made us men and women for marriage, for
     When God brought the two together, the man             commitment, for sacrifice, for forgiveness, for change,         Invermere Christian Supplies

                                                                                                                                Invermere Christian
serenaded his companion with words that expressed           and endurance.
the beauty of marriage: “This is now bone of my bone             Though such virtues are too much for us to attain

and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23).                        alone, God sent us His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from
     In reality, marriage is one of God’s best gifts. He    the power of selfishness and to redeem us for a life of
created us not to be independent rocks or islands in        love that allows our marriages to endure.
this world, but with needs for help and companion-               Through trusting in His love for us, we can expe-
ship.                                                       rience the joy God intended for us when he made us       
     We have many kinds of relationships with our           male and female and gave us the gift of marriage.              1229-7th Ave., Invermere              342-6415
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