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Vol. 4/Issue 22 Your Weekly Source for News and Events June 1, 2007 The Columbia Valley FREE TEE TIMES P IONEER www.eagleranchresort.com 342-0562 Serving The Upper Columbia Valley including Spillimacheen, Brisco, Edgewater, Radium, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont and Canal Flats WHERE’S WATERSIDE? Welcome, summer! 3 DCCS ON THE RISE 8 DEER, OH, DEER Four-year-old Amy Lausman, daughter of Karen LOOK AT ME NOW! and Richard Lausman of Radium Hot Springs, reaches for a frisbee at Kinsmen Beach. Photo Dance Gabruck Aspire by Cayla Academy of Invermere has been winning all kinds of medals lately in competition. 37 Here the Jazz Group poses for a number called Look At Me. See Page 22. Start playing around WITH YOUR FLEXIBLE CHOICE MORTGAGE Want the thrill of off-road adventure? A summer cottage? A home makeover? Your own boat? Flex your home equity to make your dreams come true. 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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.” Own the Lifestyle… or Rent the Lifestyle Located in Fairmont Hot Springs: Follow the Marble Canyon sign on the way to the Hot Pools. Showsuite open daily 11–6 Special Oﬀer: Purchase a 2 week share and receive a Fractional ownership 3rd week at no extra charge. with rental income potential. RRSP eligible. 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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 wonderful for you. 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 www.itsawrapgiftbaskets.ca 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- OPEN HOUSE fused to stop for police, even when the trailer became 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- A 60-year-old Calgary man has been charged. one has seen this canoe, please contact the RCMP at • May 20: Police were notiﬁed by concerned citi- 342-9292. 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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. • Your Columbia Valley computer professionals • Commercial and residential • Sales/Service/ Networking/ Consulting Computer Pros O f f i c e / S a l e s – 342-2833 D i s p a t c h / S e r v i c e – 341-1114 Call April at 341-6299 to place your classified. 6 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer May 25, 2007 PERSPECTIVE Historical Lens Do DCCs challenge aﬀordability? 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 Invermere. 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 class. 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 The Columbia Valley P IONEER is independently owned and operated and is published weekly by Abel Creek Publishing Inc. 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Publisher Reporter Summer Reporter Advertising Sales Advertising Sales Graphic Designer Ofﬁce Manager Project Manager June 1, 2007 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 7 LETTERS 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. the valley that includes a possible golf “The Source” for Rural, Recreational, Resort, course? 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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. > >> > Encore Page 9 WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COLUMBIA VALLEY MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS MOVIE REVIEW PAGE 10 Student PAGE 10 YET ANOTHER DIET art show PAGE 10 Out & About Your Weekly Guide to 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 A 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 columbiavalleyarts.com for our current events calendar, or call 342-4423. 10 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer June 1, 2007 MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS 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- HOCKEY ACTION ON NEW 60” OPEN FOR body weight. She illustrates her philosophy with ommends ways to incorporate exercise comfortably into everyday activities and LUNCH 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 Gone 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 3 Epic Movie Because I Said So 2 3 Half Past Dead 2 Drive Thru 2 3 The Messengers Secrets of the Code PO Box 2800, 503 - 7th Ave., Invermere, V0A 1K0 V 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 firstname.lastname@example.org June 1 , 2007 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 11 MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS 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 email@example.com • 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. www.mkfacilitations.com. 4257, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Columbia Valley Resident Rate 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 before to book. Just our way of saying thanks to all of our friends living full time in the Columbia Valley! Elevate Your Game Call 1-877-877-3889 or locally 342-0562 to make a reservation today or visit www.eagleranchresort.com 12 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer June 1, 2007 COLUMBIA VALLEY FOOD BANK ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 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 FREE 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 • www.jumbowild.com 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 Athletic Conditioning Circuit Mon and Mountain” by Alice Munro Wed 5:30pm 6 Weeks Introduction to Exotic Movement Mon Monday, June 4th or Wed 7pm 6 Weeks CO M I N G S O O N ! Spa, esthetics, body treatments, Toby Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Fit Circuit Mon and Fri 9:30am 6 Weeks and wellness and beauty products. 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. columbiavalleyarts.com/cinefest YOGA OFFERIN G S Morning Flow Yoga Tues and Thurs 7am The 2007 Cinefest Series is proudly sponsored by: Restorative Yoga Tues 5:30pm Gentle Yoga Tues 8:30am 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 fusionwellnessspa.com Call April at 341-6299 to place your classified. June 1, 2007 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 13 High school play for the whole family Thank You! ...to our four contestants ...to Dave and Outset Media By Cayla Gabruck ations. This production is perfect for the ...to Jen, Jesse & Courtney at the Blue Dog Cafe Pioneer Staﬀ whole family and has many laughs for a younger crowd. “Lots of the younger ...to 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 artymgallery.com 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 cashable 90 days as of May 28th 4.15% 4.26% 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 342-2112 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 analysis. 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. Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Retirement Projections, Market Action As of May 28th, 2007 Weekly Gain/(Loss) YTD Income Splitting, S&P/TSX Composite Index Dow Jones Industrial Average 14,073 13,507 -31.51 -34.72 9.03% 8.38% Registered Educational Savings Plans Nikkei Oil (New York) 17,587 $65.20 31.59 3.73 1.55% 6.80% Gold (New York) $655.30 -8.50 2.39% Canadian Dollar (in US dollars) $0.9296 0.0085 11.09% Services RSP Loans, Mortgage Referrals, Most people review their Investment portfolio regularly! Pension Transfers, Group RRSPs. When was the last time you reviewed your Life Insurance Portfolio? In our ever changing world it is As one of the valley’s only For a complimentary review Ask us about our free important that your insurance is reviewed constantly to ensure that it truly independent Life Insurance brokers, I have access to most of the major and to see if we can lower your cost or improve the quality of your existing coverage call me at Jason Elford consultations and is the best and most appropriate coverage available. carriers and can help you to ensure that you have the best products to suit your needs. 342-5052 or just stop in to the Berkshire oﬃce and ask to see Jason. Certified Financial Planner Insurance Advisor 712 - 10th Street, Invermere no fee accounts. Jason Elford has been a wealth management specialist in Calgary for more than 9 years. Now a full time resident of Invermere, Jason recently joined the Berkshire oﬃce with Brendan Donahue and Bruce McLaughlin. Phone: 342-5052 June 1, 2007 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 15 Grand Opening, June 2nd J friend oin Lori Da ly staﬀ hl every & her BRE Sunda y for o AK ur BUF FAST 7 am FET - Noon 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 FREE 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 www.spillichilli.com or call Dennis This event is supported by: burgers and other food items. at 346-3390 to register. Tel. 342-0707 Email: email@example.com e T r r y’s www.tepapanui.com Spe cial 650 sq. ft. of Quality antique furniture and collectibles Rustic, Hand-scraped Oak from Canada, Europe and Asia. Flooring, 3 1/4” wide Architectural items for home & garden. Flooring Hours: $5.25 sq. ft. Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm GET IT WHILE Invermere Industrial Park (just off the road to Panorama) 4B - 492 Arrow Rd. 342-6649 IT LASTS! 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 SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION GICLEÉ PRINT BY CAMERON BIRD 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 ONE FULL PAGE COLOUR ADVERTISEMENT IN THE PIONEER Designed by Harrison McKay Communications - value $1200 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 China. 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. Visit our Informa commu tio nity, Carp n Centre to learn enter’s L parks an d family ane. Enjo more about Quin fun! y walkin iscoe’s n g distan ce to sch ew ools, Parkside Place is downtown living, Invermere style. Stroll to the Farmer’s Market or to the lake... enjoy a capuccino just steps from your front door... and live in the heart of BC’s recreation- al paradise. Move in for summer! Come visit our new showhome this weekend, and see for yourself: • the remarkable quality and attention to detail put into every Quiniscoe home. • homes as healthy as Invermere’s mountain air, built to R-2000 EnviroHome standards and beyond. Visit our Information Centre at Parkside Place for more parksideplacebc.com information, open daily from noon until 5:00 pm. 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- 21. 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- nament. “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 Life Time Warranty on all Blinds Call The Blind Guy! Interior World (250) 342 4406 Laird students tackle cancer By Cayla Gabruck Pioneer Staﬀ The Canadian Can- cer Society Relay for Life WATER CO. LTD. knows no age limit. Two teams from J. A Laird Elementary School • Drinking Water Systems are active participants in this year’s relay. • Water Softeners “I think everybody • Whole House or in Invermere should have a team. It’s a great Specialised Filtration way to remember peo- ple, and to honor those Call (250) 342-5089 385 Laurier Street Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 who have cancer,” said 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 cancer.ca/relay 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 www.ColumbiaRiverOutfitters.com Power of the Flower and The Believers. in the relay, sponsor someone who can. Unlock the potential of your business idea. We’ll show you how. Everything you need to succeed with one call: • Business start-up and expansion loans* • Self-employment program* • Entrepreneurial support • Free business counselling • Free business library and internet Your local Columbia access in Cranbrook Valley Representative * Some programs have eligibility requirements. Jacqueline Pinsonneault Call for details. (250) 342-0217 Community Futures Development Corporation of the SE Region of BC 110A Slater Road NW Cranbrook, BC V1C 5C8 Tel: (800) 661-2293 Fax: (250) 489-1886 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.keytoyourfuture.net In partnership with Rocky Mountain Business Development Centre 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 www.cancer.ca 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 www.cancer.ca 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 PETERSEN@cotr.bc.ca 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 www.cancer.ca 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. 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Self referrals are accepted. 24 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer June 1, 2007 It’s a SHORT DRIVE to… Well-maintained BIG SAVINGS FEATURE OF THE WEEK 2007 Chev Corvette Convertible 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 76,500 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. 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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 lunch. 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: email@example.com • 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 NOTICE 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 www.meridianmortgagesolutions.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Local COLUMBIA VALLEY REAL ESTATE Professionals INVERMERE 1022B-7th Ave. INVERMERE 1022B-7th Ave. Independently Owned and Operated Independently Owned and Operated Paul Glassford Bernie Raven Representative Ofce: (250) 342-6505 Representative It’s the Experience! (250) 341-1395 Fax: (250) 342-9611 (250) 342-7415 Ofce: (250) 342-6505 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (250) 342-9611 Invermere Office – 526B – 13th Street Mountain Creek Properties Ltd. 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For more information regarding their extensive quali cations and Independently Owned and Operated www.ReMaxInvermere.com experience please go our web site at http://www.mountaincreek.ca. w w w. e d a n d j a n s l i s t i n g s. c o m 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 Invermere Veterinary 2” and 3” roll of gauze FOR OUR SPECIAL HIGH Hospital 2”x2” and 4”x4” gauze 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Safe Kids Week 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 safely: • 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 backyard. • 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 www.terasengas.com 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- www.terasengas.com mission before going into or near water. June 1, 2007 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 29 PIONEER ON THE ROAD 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. 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CLUB TOWING Dry Cleaning • Laundry • Alterations Repair • Bachelor Service The Pioneer has a circulation of 8000, reaching more people than any other publication in the valley Phone: 342-6610 • 507A - 7th Ave., Invermere June 1, 2007 The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 31 HERE TO SERVE YOU • POOLS REE HOMES IN ELD T • HOT TUBS C. • CHEMICALS • FIREPLACES • BBQ S • HEATING FI • VENTILATION • AIR CONDITIONING • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL In-Dash CUS NS TOM 385 Laurier Street, Invermere, BC Marine HOMES VATIO PO Box 117, Windermere, BC V0B 2L0 Phone: (250) 342-7100 Multimedia Systems Audio & COMPLETE RENO (250) 341-5900 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (250) 342-7103 www.diamondheatingandspas.com 250-270-9393 Right next to Valley Shine Shop. Need Blinds? We aren’t the cheapest, JUST THE BEST! Lambert • Carpets dry in about 1 hour! • 100% guaranteed! 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Fax: (250) 342-3578 Your Compounding Pharmacy Email: email@example.com Website: www.is-r.ca 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 Fax: (403) 720-5789 Invermere, BC 342-6612 firstname.lastname@example.org READY MIX CONCRETE Avion Concrete Pump • Sand & Gravel Construction Ltd. Heavy Equipment Rentals • Crane Service CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS - GENERAL CONTRACTORS 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 Fax: (250) 342-9869 Phone: (403) 287-0144 Fax: (403) 287-2193 342-3268 (plant) 342-6767 (office) Email: email@example.com www.avionconstruction.com #200, 6125 - 11 Street S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 2L6 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 www.dynastyspas.com. 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 B&B 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 Bruce Dehart 347-9803 or 342-5357 – QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED – 341-5900 Service After The Sale Neil & Coralie Woele 347-9762 www.dynastyspas.com 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 telus.net. 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 www.lochendinthevalley.com 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 www.mark.matsalla.ca/house 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Road 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 GARAGE SALES 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, www.cranbrookdodge.com www.4planetearth.com/wolf 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 Waterflow.port5.com 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: email@example.com or fax: 250-347-9723. 1817 Cranbrook St. North • Cranbrook BC www.cranbrookmotorsports.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org shaw.ca. 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: info@RadiumHotSprings.com - 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 email@example.com 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 https://book24-7.com/panoramajobs/ 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 panoramaresort.com/jobs or email your resume to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nicole Morgan @ email@example.com 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 www.wildlifeaccidents.ca. 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 FAITH 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 www.wvsm.info or www.christchurchtrinity.com 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 • www.vcassembly.com 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 LATTERDAY 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. 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