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					Vol. 4/Issue 3                                 Your Weekly Source for News and Events                                  January 19, 2007




                              The Columbia                                                 Valley
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                 12
 MOTEL HISTORY




                        Frank and Nan Jones of Invermere
                        sent us this photo of themselves
                        with The Pioneer on Christmas Eve
                        in Cape Town, South Africa. In the
                 14     background you can see Cape Town’s
                        famous Table Mountain. Their name
                        will be entered into our new Travel
                        Contest, with a draw to be made at the
  TURKEY TALE
                        end of 2007. See Page 8.




                         Christa Stimming admires the quantity of fresh powder while looking
                 7       out over Taynton Bowl at Panorama Mountain Resort. See Page 16.




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ARTIST
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     Paintings

       Gabriel
        by                                                                                                              Personal beads created
     250-342-9074
                                                                                                                           for Franzi Sterzer
                                                                                                               By Pioneer Staff                                                                           The three colors of
  Legion Darts and Crib                                                                                                                                                                             black, white and gold are
                                                                                                                    Friends and neigh-                                                              the Vipers colors, Fran-
                                                                                                               bours in the Columbia                                                                ci’s Canal Flats women’s
                                                                                                               Valley continue to raise                                                             hockey team, and the
                                                                                                               funds for the family of a                                                            number 3 is her number.
                                                                                                               Canal Flats woman who                                                                     The wraparound gold

                                                  Jan 20th                                                     was seriously injured in
                                                                                                               a traffic accident in No-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    represents her friends and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    community        wrapping
                                                                                                               vember.                                                                              their love and support
                                               Supper 5:30 p.m.                                                     A New Year’s benefit                                                             around the family. The
                                             Tournament 6:00 p.m.                                              and dance in Canal Flats                                                             white bead symbolizes
                                                                                                               attracted 160 people and                                                             Franci’s coming home,
                                   Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 71                                         raised more than $20,000                                                             just as hockey teams have
                                         525-13th Street • 342-9517
                                                                                                               for the family. A large                                                              traditionally worn white
                                                                                                               number of silent auction                                                             jerseys for home games.
                                                                                                               items were donated by                                                                     Each bead was indi-
                                                                                                               valley businesses.                                                                   vidually handcrafted, is
                                                                                                                    “We’re very happy         Sandra Arnold-Beingessner created the special beads. unique in shape and size
                                                                                                               with the way the com-                                                                and includes seed pearls
                                                                                                               munity supported this                                                                or Swarovski crystals.
      COLUMBIA RIDGE                           RADIUM                           WINDERMERE
                                                                                                               event,” said one of the organizers, Daphne Neal.              They are available at Trims and Treasures in
 Enjoy the beautiful mountain       Near new 2 bedroom, 2 bath          This large south east backing
 views from all directions on       townhome is beautifully             lot gives you unlimited                     Franci is recovering in Foothills Hospital’s reha- Fairmont and at the Mustard Seed and Tiffany’s Th-
 this 0.61 acre lot in Columbia     finished and completely              building options. The lot is the
 Ridge Country Estates. It’s the    finished on all 3 levels.            last lot of 8 lots available in this   bilitation unit. Currently she has no feeling from her redz in Invermere at a cost of $20. Forty percent goes
 perfect place with Columbia        Hardwood in living area, pine       Windermere cul de sac. Build
 Lake beach access, a play park     kitchen, large pantry, family       your dream cabin.                      chest down, and only partial movement of her hands to the Sterzer family as financial support for the ex-
 & more!!                           room + extra bath down.
                                                                                                               and arms.                                                traordinary expenses associated with treatment and
 $124,900        mls#K119263        $259,900        mls#K150311         $250,000           mls#K119496
                                                                                                                    Another fundraiser is also underway, a joint dona- recovery for Franci.
                                                                                                               tion by Bliss Beads, Crisanna MacLeod of tyG Pro-             Daphne Neal visited with the Sterzers in Calgary
                                                                                                               ductions, and Palliser Printing.                         after the benefit, and she said: “Franci and her fam-
                                                                                                                    A personal Franci Bliss Bead was designed by glass ily were very touched by the community support and
                                                                                                               artist Sandra Arnold-Beingessner. For each of the fam- idea of a personal bead for Franci. The kids put theirs
      COLUMBIA RIDGE                        PANORAMA                             CANAL FLATS
 Lakeview lot, close to beach,      This immaculate renovated          Here’s the opportunity for
                                                                                                               ily – Franci, Karl, Aspen, Sierra and Mapston, Sandra on right away.” The beads will be available until the
 almost half an acre, in the
 lakeside community of
                                    mountainview 1 bedroom
                                    condo has room for up to 6
                                                                       first time buyers. This home
                                                                       features 3 bdrms, 5 piece bath,
                                                                                                               created a one-of-a-kind bead. The only other bead, limited edition beads are all sold.
 Columbia Ridge Country
 Estates. Beautiful location to
                                    persons. This 650 sq. ft. condo
                                    was recently painted and had
                                                                       and large living room with
                                                                       fireplace. All on a spacious lot
                                                                                                               created the same as the family’s, was included in the         If anyone wishes to make a donation, there is
 build you dream getaway.           upgrades to the light fixtures
                                    and window coverings.
                                                                       with alley access.                      bracelet and earring set which Sandra also donated for a Franzi Sterzer account at Kootenay Savings in
 $159,900        mls#K119330
                                                                                                               the auction.                                             Invermere.
                                    $119,900 + GST mls#K150253         $149,900            mls#K150047




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       Local woman survives                                                                                                      Congratulations                  Deb Potter and

        flesh-eating disease                                                                                                                                        Bob Hickey
                                                                                                                                                                   of Edgewater, B.C. would
                                                                                                                                                                   like to announce that on
                                                                                                                                                                        January 2nd, 2007
By Brian Geis                                                        Dr. Walsh said Shannon was sent immediately to                                                   they were married in
Pioneer Staff                                                    Calgary in an ambulance, which met the STARS he-                                                       Las Vegas, Nevada
                                                                licopter in the Paint Pots area in Kootenay National
      A          39-year-old                                    Park.
Invermere woman has                                                  The dramatic night-time airlift tested the ability
made headlines across the                                       of the STARS helicopter pilots to perform in adverse
country for surviving a                                         weather in the dark of night.
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case of necrotizing fasci-                                           According to Dr. Walsh, the pilots used night-vi-
itis, the fatal flesh-eating                                     sion goggles and followed the lights on the highway to
disease.                                                        get to the rendezvous point.
                                                                                                                                   Ask about our winter
      Shannon Pearson is                                             Park personnel sprang into action to plough the                  water softener
out of intensive care but                                       parking lot at Paint Pots so the chopper could land.               maintenance special!
will be held for another                                             Once she reached the hospital, doctors stopped the
two weeks in Calgary’s                Shannon Pearson           infection and performed extensive skin grafting from             • Drinking Water Systems • Water Softeners
Foothills Hospital while                                        her opposite thigh to repair the damaged area.                      • Whole House or Specialised Filtration
doctors watch for infection.                                         “She’s still in a lot of pain,” Mr. Pearson said. “Any-
      Shannon, a familiar face to downtown shoppers             body who has had a skin graft before knows how pain-                     Call (250) 342-5089
during her employment at Essentials, Reflections and             ful it is.”                                                      385 Laurier Street Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
the Mustard Seed, wrote an article for The Pioneer                   The disease can spread at the rate of three centi-
just before Christmas on her enjoyment of life in a             metres per hour. Mr. Pearson said doctors at Foothills
small town. She has her own business called Advanced            Hospital were unsure why the disease moved more
Copywriting Services.                                           slowly in Shannon.
      Her husband Ward Pearson told The Pioneer in an                “They don’t know why it slowed down in her leg,
interview that Shannon went to the doctor for what              but Shannon has her theories,” Mr. Pearson said, cred-
she thought was a sprained ankle. After the infection           iting her strict health food diet and hearty constitu-
spread up her leg to her knee and thigh, hospital staff          tion. “She’s a strong woman.”
here organized an airlift to Foothills Hospital.                     Mr. Pearson, who works for Superior Propane, was
      “Kudos to Dr. Walsh. It’s a small town and he fig-         on a business trip to Whitehorse when he got the news
ured it out and organized the STARS flight,” Mr. Pear-           and had trouble getting back. “The engine on the plane
son said. “It just about cost her her life.”                    was frozen and we couldn’t get it started.
      The bacterial disease attacks and destroys the deep            “It was a nightmare - an absolute nightmare.”
layers of fatty tissue of the skin. It is one of the fast-           Shannon and her husband have four sons.
est-spreading infections known and is fatal about 25                 Dr. Nelson Ames of Nelson, a public health doc-
percent of the time, often leaving victims severely dis-        tor at Interior Health, said the case does not pose a
figured. Death is certain if the illness is not properly
treated.
                                                                threat to public health.
                                                                     “This is not highly infectious from person to
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      “That’s one of the classic signs,” he said. “It changes        Still, Dr. Ames said, people in close contact with                  Invermere Community Centre – Dance to follow

in front of your eyes, even in the hours she was there.”        the patient are offered a routine course of penicillin.                                    Tickets:
      Dr. Walsh said flesh-eating disease is in the back of           The streptococcus bacteria, a common cause of                     $20 each at Dave’s Book Bar, Invermere
every doctor’s mind whenever they look at a rash.               the flesh-eating disease, is a normal part of the flora in                  or Trims and Treasures, Fairmont
      “Is this the one?” he asked himself. “It’s the one        most people.                                                       Refreshments: Invermere Merchants Hockey Team (Cash Bar)
thing we’re not supposed to miss. It’s definitely the one             It can lie dormant until something tips the balance
you don’t want to miss.”                                        - in this case, trauma to the victim’s ankle.                           Info: Gordon Askey 250-342-6603




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    Banish the Winter Blahs                                                                   News Briefs
                                                                                  Invermere ponders offer                                Legion hosts another
                                                                                  from fibre optic network                              zone essay competition

                                                                                  The District of Invermere took                     Community residents once again
                                                                             another pass on joining the Columbia               turned out in full force to judge the
                                                                             Mountain Open Network (CMON),                      Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy
                                                                             after an offer from NanoFibre Networks,             Poster and Literary Competition.
                                                                             Inc., to do the “last mile” hookups to                  Nineteen members of the commu-
  Valley Hair Styling’s new tanning bulbs will tan you faster!               homes and businesses in Invermere at               nity happily participated in reviewing
                                                                             NanoFibre’s expense.                               the wonderful essay, poetry, color post-
        1313 – 17th Ave., Invermere (Across from Invermere Inn) • 342-6355                                                      er and black-and-white poster competi-
                                                                                  NanoFibre is the company formed
                                                                             by Mark Halwa, Greg Deck and Hank                  tion entries from around the East Koo-
                                                                                                                                tenays on January 10th.
BETTER THAN WOOL SOCKS
                                                                             Swartout to build a fibre optic network
                                                                             and offer high-speed internet, telephone,                The local entries for Branch 71 in
                                                                             television and other services to Radium            Invermere were judged in December.
                                                                             Hot Springs and Copper Point.                           Last week the winning entries from
                                                                                  According to Mark Halwa,                      across the zone - including Edgewater,
                                                                             Invermere would be required to con-                Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Gold-
                                                                             tribute $48,343 per year to the Region-            en, Fernie, Sparwood and the rest of the
                                                                             al District of East Kootenay backbone              East Kootenays - were sent to Invermere
                                                                             initiative installed by CMON until the             for judging at the zone final level.
                                                                             network is successfully launched.                       These winning entries have been
                                                                                  Council has requested more infor-             forwarded to Vancouver where they will
  Propane delivers the power. We deliver the freedom.                        mation from NanoFibre Networks. The                compete against winners from the other
                             Box 669, Invermere, B.C.                        district declined an earlier invitation            zones in the province.
         Business: (250) 342-0123 • Fax: (250) 342-0262                      to hook in to the backbone, citing its                  The provincial winners will then go
                           www.superiorpropane.com                                                                              forward to Ottawa for the Dominion
                           A division of Superior Plus Inc.                  preoccupation with finding a secondary
                                                                             water source to supply record growth in            competition.
                                                                             housing.                                                The zone Poppy Chairman, Edna
                                                                                  Invermere councillor Gerry Taft               Godlien, thanked the judges who were
                                                   Check out our line of     noted that there might be a penalty to             in attendance. Organizer Anne Picton
                                                                                                                                added her thanks as well.
                                                 Makita LXT Combo Packs      pay in the form of competitive advan-
                                                                             tage lost to neighboring communities                    “The standard of the art work and
                                                                             that get a head start                              poetry this year was phenomenal,” said
                                                                                   “If we choose not to, we would be-           Mrs. Picton, who has been involved
                                                                             come an island all alone and maybe lose            with the competition as a high school
                                                                             some competitive advantage,” Mr. Taft              English teacher and organizer for the
                                                                             argued.                                            past 30 years.
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                                                                               Anyone who wants to nominate a person they feel has made a significant contribution to
                                                                               the community is asked to write a letter outlining their reasons. All nominations are to be
                                                                               mailed to the Rotary Club of Invermere, Box 877, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0.
                                                                               Anyone can be nominated. Contributions to the community can mean many things. It does
                                                                               not have to mean someone in the public eye. Many contributions to the community are ac-
                                                                               complished in quiet unassuming ways.
                                                                               Take the time....write a letter of nomination. It’s an honour just to be nominated.
                                                                               Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 9th, 2007.
                                                                               More information concerning the Citizen of the Year Award can be obtained from any Rotary
                                                                               member.
January 19, 2007                                                                                                                                                              The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 5



   Private school proposed                                                                                                                               S ol i d W o od Bl i n d s
                                                                                                                                                                       Call The Blind Guy!
                                                                                                                                                         Interior World      (250) 342 4406

to be named ‘Elkhorn College’
By Sandra Kelly                                                                              a non-profit society rather than a private enterprise.               The Kinbasket Migration
Special to The Pioneer                                                                       “We’re not in this to make profits,” said Rod.                       and other Indian History
                                                                                                  Initially, the school may be housed in a new build-
     A trio of local visionaries believes the Windermere                                     ing near the crossroads. Depending on the numbers,           A history book about the Columbia Valley Shuswap people
                                                                                                                                                            by Shelagh Palmer Kinbasket Dehart and Dusty Dehart
Valley is the ideal setting for a world-class private                                        classes may at first combine students of different ages.
school. If parents agree, classes will commence next                                         The plan is to eventually build a permanent campus            Available at Dave’s Book Bar, Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy,
                                                                                                                                                          Dusty Dehart (347-6867 evenings) or any family member.
September at a new school to be called Elkhorn Col-                                          on a portion of Elkhorn Ranch near Elkhorn Country
                                                                                                                                                         If purchased from the family, proceeds will go towards a trust
lege.                                                                                        Estates, the 350-acre subdivision that Hans and Con-              fund set up by the authors to help Indian children.
     Hans and Connie Leverkus own and operate                                                nie are developing.
Elkhorn Ranch in Windermere. Rod Conklin is the                                                   “We would need a 20-acre parcel,” said Hans,
founder and superintendent of Rundle College, a                                              whose initial role is to coordinate the project. “Get-
prestigious private school in Calgary. When the trio
became friends in 2005, Hans and Connie were con-
                                                                                             ting the site and building approvals will be our biggest
                                                                                             job.”                                                             CLEANING
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sidering schooling options for their twin sons Bjorn                                              As envisioned, the school will admit day students
and Barend, now aged six.                                                                    and, eventually, boarders from all over the world. Ad-
     “We talked about the potential for a K-12 school                                        mission requirements will evolve. “Right now we don’t
based on the Rundle College model,” said Rod. “But                                           feel that testing students is the way to go,” said Rod.                             CARPET CLEANING
before we can start planning, we need to gauge the                                           “Our approach would be to look at the whole family,
level of interest in the community.”                                                         to ensure that it is a good fit with the school.”                                              Box 662,
     That is being done through ads designed to solicit                                           Class sizes will be small. The students will wear                                      Invermere, BC
enrolments for the 2007/2008 school year. Before ap-                                         uniforms and adhere to a code of conduct. The stan-                                           V0A 1K0
proval of any new school can be issued, government                                           dard K-12 curriculum will apply, but with maximum
                                                                                                                                                                              CARPETS
legislation requires an initial enrolment of at least ten                                    time devoted to the core subjects. Extracurricular ac-         5 rooms                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      179
students.                                                                                    tivities will have a local flavour, said Ron. “We envi-         4 rooms                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      149
     Rod stresses that Elkhorn College isn’t intended                                        sion golfing, skiing and even equestrian training.”             3 rooms                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      119
to replace public education in the valley, but rather to                                          Only experienced teachers eligible for certification       2 rooms                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      89
provide parents with an alternative. “Private schools                                        in B.C. will be recruited. The school’s first principal         1 room                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      59
                                                                                                                                                            Stairs                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.50 each
set their own policies and parents have more of a say in                                     will be “a highly-qualified individual,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                            1 Hallway                                free
their children’s education. Public schools are restricted                                         All three partners plan to serve on the first govern-
that way.”                                                                                   ing board. Two enrollees are already confirmed: Bjorn               UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
     If the demand is there, the partners will proceed                                       and Barend.                                                    Sofa                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      139
with a formal application to the B.C. Ministry of Ed-                                             For more information about Elkhorn College, call          Sofa & Chair                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      169
                                                                                                                                                            Sofa & Loveseat                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      199
ucation. They plan to incorporate Elkhorn College as                                         Hans at (250) 342-0617.
                                                                                                                                                            Sofa, Chair, Loveseat
                                                                                                                                                            or Sectional                             $
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                                                      PERSPECTIVE
                                                                                                                                        Historical Lens
          Local history book
          well worth reading
By Elinor Florence                                                                             Not only are the stories of the in-
Pioneer Publisher                                                                         teraction between the natives and the
                                                                                          whites interesting, but Shelagh has
    Shelagh Dehart’s book should be                                                       recalled all kinds of useful tips about
required reading in local schools, if                                                     survival in an unforgiving climate.
not all Canadian schools. It’s a fasci-                                                        The native way of life had a lot
nating look at the history of the Co-                                                     to teach the whites, and it’s too bad
lumbia Valley told from the native                                                        they didn’t pay more attention. For
perspective.                                                                              example, leaving two trees standing in
    Released this week, The Kinbasket                                                     a cleared field so that workers would
Migration and Other Indian History                                                        always have a shady place to eat their
is a collection of personal anecdotes                                                     lunch. Or using baby swans to keep
about experiences that Shelagh lived                                                      the mosquitoes away. Or painting
through or were described to her by                                                       their buildings with red ochre taken
her parents and other native elders.                                                      from the Paint Pots in what is now
    Reading the book, one is struck                                                       Kootenay National Park. Or identify-
anew that this is by no means ancient                                                     ing and removing foreign plants from
history. The natives inhabited North                                                      their territory to keep the weeds away.
America for centuries before the                                                               One of Shelagh’s own suggestions,
whites arrived. Shelagh makes light of                                                    taught to her by her family, is to lie
David Thompson’s arrival, since she                                                       down on the ground when you are
says French traders were here long be-                                                    feeling tired because the earth will re-
fore he arrived in the valley in 1807.                                                    fresh your body and spirit.                 Nurse Jean Kennedy holds a baby on a “papoose” board outside Pynelogs, year un-
And the pioneers did not arrive in full                                                        Not all of Shelagh’s memories are      known. The arts centre was formerly a hospital where many local residents, both
force until the late 1800s - just a few                                                   happy ones. Her tales of life at St.        native and white, were born. The baby is Toby Nicholas.
short generations ago.                                                                    Eugene’s Mission residential school                               Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society
    As in all history, both oral and                                                      near Cranbrook are filled with beat-

                                                                                                                                                  Thank you, Dennis
written, people may recall events dif-                                                    ings, torture and sadism by the nuns
ferently. Recorded history is rarely                                                      who operated the school for native
totally accurate, and passing stories                                                     children.
verbally from one generation to the                                                            Unfortunately the book ends in         Dear Editor:                                graph of a Great Blue Heron. Dennis
next might mean there is even more                                                        1928 and it is hoped that Shelagh will                                                  had photograhed this treasure in the vi-
potential for error.                                                                      continue to recollect and record her            Thanks to Dennis Bonham for his         cinity of his home at Coy’s Point.
    Or perhaps not. Shelagh told her                                                      memories since that time. It won’t be       thoughtful donation to the District of           Thank you Dennis! This Great Blue
granddaughter Dusty Dehart, who                                                           long before all of us will be part of re-   Invermere office!                             Heron, and genuine, thoughtful people
helped her write the book, that one                                                       corded history and future generations           At the January 9th Council meet-        like you, are what make the Columbia
must only repeat a story in its truest                                                    will be reading about our own past.         ing, Councillor Campsall made a pre-        Valley a truly special place.
form so that nothing is altered. Shel-                                                         The book is available at Dave’s        sentation to the District on behalf of
agh would have made a good newspa-                                                        Book Bar, Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy,            Dennis Bonham. The presentation was         Nick Berzins
per reporter!                                                                             and Dehart family members.                  a beautiful framed and matted photo-        Invermere


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 Turkeys brought here,
says the man who knows
By Elinor Florence                         though they aren’t really great eating.
Pioneer Staff                                    “I’ve tried the meat and it’s pretty
                                           tough,” said the veteran hunter and
     The source of wild turkeys in the     trapper. “Those turkeys are like race
Columbia Valley has been a topic of dis-   horses. They’re always on the run.”
cussion among many groups, but Nolan            He said he couldn’t estimate how
Rad says he knows the real story.          many turkeys are now living in the val-
     Turkeys arrived here about 20 years   ley, because they move around accord-
ago when a local man decided to intro-     ing to the weather and the amount of
duce them here, says Mr. Rad.              food. He said his son has spotted turkey
     Mr. Rad said the man started a flock   tracks as far into the mountains as the
himself and also gave him a few. Then      Jumbo Valley.
the Windermere Rod and Gun Club                 He said although cougars, coyotes
got behind the project.                    and eagles are their natural predators,
     Mr. Rad and his friend Albert Coo-    the turkeys are survivors.
per went to Top of the World Ranch              “Those turkeys are a lot smarter
north of Fort Steele, where hundreds of    than people,” he said.
wild turkeys were living, and collected         He said the turkeys are an unusual
about 100 of them.                         bird because they aren’t native to this
     They released the turkeys around      area, but they are a real asset to the val-
this area where they began to thrive, he   ley.
said.                                           Mr. Rad said you can lure turkeys to
     “About three years later, the prov-   your home by using a turkey call. “You
ince opened a hunting season on beard-     get yourself a turkey call during mating
ed gobblers,” he said.                     season in the spring and you can have a
     He said the turkeys are usually       lot of fun, and get some good pictures,”
hunted for sport by bow hunters, al-       he said.

                            Corrections
    The District of Invermere will decide in February whether to commit
$35,000 to a site survey and impact study for the proposed new performing
arts centre and public library. The Pioneer reported last week that the decision
to provide the funds had already been made.

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                                                                 WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE
                                                                    COLUMBIA VALLEY



    MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS
                                                                                                                                   Symphonie
                                                                                       Senior’s
                                                                                       Moment
                                                                                                                                     PAGE 10
                                                                                                                                     PAGE 10

                                                                                                                                  Movie Review




                                                                                                                                     PAGE 10




                                                                                                                                  Out &
                                                                                                                                  About
                                                                                                                                  Your Weekly Guide
                                                                                                                                          to
                                                                                                                                  What’s Happening
                                                                                                                                     Around the
                                                                                                                                   Columbia Valley
Gordon Askey will unveil a new CD at the Invermere Community Hall on Saturday, January 27th. See Page 22.                            PAGE 11


                                   Symphonie of the Kootenays · Christ Church Trinity
                                   With “Miniature Classics”, performed by the Principal Players of the Orchestra.
                                   Sunday January 28, 2007 at 2 PM, Tickets $25 and $10.

                                   Ben Sures · Pynelogs Cultural Centre
                                   Bistro Concert Series, Sunday February 4th at 7:30 pm.

                     342-4423      Tickets for both events at Dave’s Book Bar or Pynelogs Cultural Centre
       columbiavalleyarts.com      Over the phone Credit Card purchases are available (342-4423).
                                                                                                                     What does ART mean to you?
10 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                   January 19, 2007

      MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS

                                                                                                  Miniature Classics
                                                                                                Once again the Symphonie of the             and dynamic variety.
                                                                                           Kootenays is being presented in its an-               The intimate setting of the venue
                                                                                           nual trek north from Cranbrook to                is a perfect vehicle for the 12 principal
                                                                                           Invermere. The date is Sunday, January           performers and conductor Bruce Dunn.
                                                                                           28th, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church             This number is in stark contrast with
                                                                                           Trinity, Invermere.                              the Symphonie’s 2006 performance
                                                                                                This year, the program is entitled          here of Mozart’s magnificent Requiem
                                                                                           “Miniature Classics” featuring small-            with its 30 instrumentalists, 45 singers,

 TOY OF                THE           WEEK                                                  er, shorter gems of music more in the
                                                                                           genre of chamber music than of the
                                                                                                                                            and four soloists.
                                                                                                                                                 This is a concert for everyone - fans
                                                                                           larger symphonic repertoire. Three of            of classical and more contemporary mu-
                Baby Cherie
                                                                        The
                                                                      Monkey’s             the composers are living, breathing, real        sic alike, and children are encouraged to
                                                                       Uncle               people - Stewart Grant, Fred Stride, and         get their parents to come along! Come
                  Elodie                                                                   John Adams, two Canadians, and one
                                                                                           American.
                                                                                                                                            out and see what CV Arts continues to
                                                                                                                                            bring to our community - outstanding
                                                                                                The other two composers are from            musical experiences.
                  Grow with Carolle                             Downtown Invermere         the early twentieth century - Bohemian                Tickets for “Miniature Classics”
                                                                    342-2515               Bohuslav Martinu - and from the mid-             are $25 and $10 (students), available
                                                                                           nineteenth - the French Louise Farrenc.          at the usual outlets - Dave’s Book Bar,
                                                                                           With this there will be a very wide and          Essentials, and Trims and Treasures in
                                                                                           interesting style contrast, a very exciting      Fairmont.



                                                                                                                    Movie Review:
                                                                                                                    The Illusionist
                                                                                             Review by Elinor Florence                      sica Biel. She is betrothed to a wicked

           The Place to Be!                                                                       This is an elegant movie with beau-
                                                                                             tiful historic atmosphere. Filmed in
                                                                                                                                            nobleman, heir to the Austrian em-
                                                                                                                                            pire. He is played by Rufus Sewell,
                                                                                                                                            well-known movie bad guy. Hence the
                      342-2965                                                               Czeckoslovakia, this period film takes
                                                                                             place around 1900. It is drenched in
                                                                                                                                            whole movie takes on the aspect of a
                                                                                                                                            fairytale.
                                                                                             warm colours, with shots of intricate               In an attempt to rid himself of
                                                                                             architecture and scenery that trans-           his rival, the villain influences the
                                                                                             port the audience to another time and          police inspector in Vienna, played by
                                                                                             place. The film is also devoid of fast          Paul Giamatti, to find some reason
                                                                                             cutting, and the slow transition be-           to throw Eisenheim in prison. But
                                                                                             tween scenes give the movie a dreamy           the inspector is never able to prove
                                                                                             feel.                                          whether the magician is a trickster or
                                                                                                  The plot revolves around a magi-          has supernatural powers.
                                                                                             cian or hypnotist - we are never quite              You'll have to see the movie to find
                                                                                             sure which - a man who elevates mere           out what happens. Rated PG, this is a
                                                                                             trickery to a fine art. Called "Eisen-          movie that all generations can enjoy
                                                                                             heim," he entertains the masses with           - tastefully made, with very little sex
                                                                                             his extraordinary feats of conjuring.          and violence, and lots of magic.
                                                                                                  Played by Edward Norton, Eisen-
                                                                                                                                                    RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 HEADS
                                                                                             heim is of common birth, in love with
                                                                                             a Hungarian duchess, played by Jes-


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                            Last Week’s Top 5 Rentals       New Releases Jan. 16                             New Releases Jan. 23
                                                                                                                                                     XBOX ��XBOX 360
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                            3)     Little Miss Sunshine     3      Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Beginning   3   Night Skies                          503 - 7th Ave., Invermere
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          I D E O           4)     The Devil Wears Prada    4      Employee of the Month                     4   Angel for May, An
                            5)     Invincible               5      Undisputed 2                              5   FIFA 2006 World Cup Film                   342-0057
January 19 , 2007                                                                                                                                The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 11

      MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • DINING • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS
                                                         Community Hall. For info: 1-888-478-7335.                          Student News
                                                         • 1:30 pm - 6 pm: Broadband Open House, Edgewater
                                                         Community Hall. For info: 1-888-478-7335.                        • Elkhorn College is now accepting applications

  Out & About                                            • 7:30 pm: Fernie vs. Columbia Valley Rockies, Ed-
                                                         die Mountain Memorial Arena.
                                                                                                                          of interest for September 2007. Apply to: Elkhorn
                                                                                                                          Ranch Ltd., Box 128, Windermere, BC V0B 2L0.
                                                                                                                          MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th:
                                                           January 28th                                                   • 9 am: Parent Advisory Council Meeting, Martin
              Please call 341-6299
                                                                                                                          Morigeau.
       or Email us at upioneer@telus.net                 • 2 pm: Symphonie of the Kootenays - “Miniature                  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th:
    to enter your event in our FREE listings.            Classics”, Christ Church Trinity. Tickets are $20, $10           • 7 pm: Parent Advisory Council meeting, JA Laird.
                                                         for students, available at Dave’s Book Bar, Essentials,
                                                                                                                          TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th:
                                                         Pynelogs (credit cards accepted), Trims and Treasures in
                                                         Fairmont.                                                        • 7 pm - 11 pm: DTSS Leadership Class presents the
   Toby Theatre                                                                                                           school dance, held at Bud’s Bar & Lounge. Tickets
 • January 17 - 20: The Holiday                                                                                           are $5.00 in advance, and $7.00 at the door. Open
 • January 24 - 27: James Bond: Casino Royale              January 30th
                                                                                                                          to DTSS and Open Doors students only. Proceeds go
                                                         • 7 pm - 9 pm: Financial planning and investing class            towards building a school in Kenya.
   January 20th                                          “Smart Investors Series” at College of the Rockies.
                                                         For info and to register: 342-3210.                                New Video Releases Tuesday
 • Windermere Valley Saddle Club dinner, Lions Club
 Hall. $10/family. For info: 342-9881.                                                                                    • The Guardian                          • Saw III
 • 9 am - 12 pm: Broadband Open House, Fairmont            February 2nd
                                                                                                                          • An Angel For May                      • Sherrybaby
 Hot Springs Resort. For info: 1-888-478-7335.           • 7 pm: Laws of the Spirit Circle - The Law of Choice.           • The Invincible Iron Man               • An Angel for May
 • 1:30 pm - 6 pm: Broadband Open House,                 Based on Dan Millman’s book, this circle, facilitated
 Windermere Community Hall. For info: 1-888-478-         by Maria Kliavkoff, explores The Laws of the Spirit                 Invermere Thrift Store
 7335.                                                   month-by-month. For more info: 347-2110, or visit
 • 11 am: Snow Snake Hunt, Fairmont Ski Area;            www.mkfacilitations.com                                          • Thrift Shop still closed for renovations.
 11 am - 2 pm: Hot dog and a pop, $3 on the Ski          • 9 am: Regional District of East Kootenay Board                 • Flatware for rent “For All Occasions”, Invermere
 Area Deck, Fairmont Ski Area; 1 pm - 3 pm: Free         meeting. Committee meetings are held immediately                 Health Care Auxiliary. $2.50/dozen, 300 place
 ice-carving lessons at Fairmont Ski Area, taught by     preceding board meetings, and both are open to the               settings available. For info: Karla Schager, 342-9981.
 professional carvers.                                   public. For info: (250) 489-2791.
 • 5:30 pm - 9 pm: Dinner, Mountain Flowers Dining                                                                        Radium Library Hours
 Room, Fairmont. Professional ice-carvers and fire-         February 4th                                                   • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
 spinners perform, reservations required, 345-6015.                                                                       • Tuesday & Thursday: 7 pm - 9 pm
                                                         • 7 pm: Bistro Concert Series presents Ben Sures,
 5:30 pm: Legion Darts & Crib, local members                                                                              • Saturday: 10 am - 12 pm
                                                         folk and roots performer and award winning song
 playoffs.
                                                         writer for John Lennon. www.bensures.com Tickets
 • 7 pm: Bio-Luminesce, a fire-spinning group, perform                                                                       Columbia Valley Food Bank
                                                         available at Dave’s Book Bar, Pynelogs, Essentials,
 at Fairmont Hot Springs. For info: 345-6015.
                                                         Trims & Treasures. For info: 342-4423.                           Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm - 2 pm
                                                                                                                          To donate, mail a cheque to:
   January 24th
                                                           February 10th                                                  Box 2141, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K0.
 • Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce General
                                                         • 2 pm: Valentine Tea & Bake Sale, Radium Seniors
 Meeting. For info: 342-2844.                                                                                               OTHER
                                                         Hall. Sponsored by Edgewater - Radium Health Care
                                                         Auxiliary. For info: 347-9874.                                   SATURDAYS:
   January 25th                                                                                                           • 5 pm - 8 pm: Public indoor rock climbing, JA Laird
 • 8 pm: 2007 BC Tour “Meth” play, created and                                                                            gym, $5 drop in. For info: 342-9413 or 342-6232.
                                                           Hot Springs Hours of Operation                                 SUNDAYS:
 performed by people who have struggled with meth                                                                         • 7 pm: Community Hymn Sing at Alliance Church,
                                                         Hot pool, Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 9 pm; Friday
 addiction. DTSS gym, tickets are $7 at the door, or                                                                      second Sunday of the month. For info: 342-9580.
                                                         - Saturday 12 pm - 10 pm.
 in advance at Dave’s Book Bar and DTSS. For info:                                                                        MONDAYS:
                                                         Cool Pool, Friday 6 pm - 9 pm, Saturday - Sunday 12               • 7 pm: Duplicate Bridge, Invermere Seniors’ Hall,
 342-9213 ext. 112.
                                                         pm - 9 pm. For info: 347-9485.                                   $2, visitors welcome. For info: Gerriann, 342-9893.
                                                         • Fairmont Hot Springs Hot Pool Hours: 8 am - 10                 TUESDAYS:
   January 27th                                          pm daily. For info: 345-6311.                                    • 7 pm - 9 pm: Crossfire Youth Nights, Alliance Church,
                                                                                                                          Grades 7-11. For info: crossfire@cyberlink.bc.ca.
 • 9 am - 12 pm: Broadband Open House, Brisco


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  Tales from an Indian princess
By Elinor Florence
Pioneer Staff

     Shelagh Palmer Kinbasket Dehart, working with her grand-
daughter Dusty Dehart, has completed the work of a lifetime - a
220-page history of the Kinbasket Indians in the Columbia Valley.
     Entitled The Kinbasket Migration and Other Indian History,
the book covers the first four generations of the Kinbasket fam-
ily here, beginning in the early 1700s and ending in 1928 when
Shelagh left residential school and came home to the valley. The
96-year-old author, now living at Columbia House after breaking
her leg in an accident last year, prefers the term “Indian” to “First
Nations.” She refers to herself as Indian and is proud of the word.
     Shelagh’s mother was a full-blooded Shuswap, daughter of the
last hereditary Chief of the Shuswap, Pierre Kinbasket. Her father,
William Hobbs Palmer, was a white man from Nova Scotia who
ran away from home and was raised by a black family before he
made his way west and married Shelagh’s mother. Shelagh’s parents
William and Amelia ran a 300-acre ranch which covered the area
from Stoddard Creek to Radium.
     Born at Stoddard Creek in 1910, Shelagh spent half her time
with her grandparents Chief Pierre and grandmother Marion Kin-
basket. Their home was the log cabin which can still be seen in the
midst of Setetkwa Golf Course.
     Shelagh herself married a white man in 1933, an Italian-Swiss
immigrant named Dino Dehart. For most of his life he worked
for Parks Canada. He died in 1993. Shelagh and Dino had three
children.
     Shelagh has considered herself the storyteller for the Kinbasket
people ever since she was a young girl, and has been keeping notes
and photographs for the last 80 years.
     It has taken three-and-one-half years for her to compile the
book with the assistance of her granddaughter Dusty Dehart, who
says it was a life-changing experience.
     “It completely transformed my whole life,” says Dusty, who
works for the Ktuxana Kinbasket Child and Family Services Soci-
ety, which provides service to seven bands in Canada and the U.S.
     “It changed my perceptions and feelings about everything. I
felt like I was sitting across the fire from my ancestors listening to
  their stories.”

                                      Continued on Page 13
January 19, 2007                                                                                                        The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 13

Continued from Page 12

     Recalling tales passed down to her by her parents and grandparents, Shelagh’s
book provides a wonderful collection of glimpses into the past - reaching back
                                                                                                          The Last Kootenay
into the time period before the whites arrived here in the valley and there were
only two First Nations peoples here - the Kootenay, based near Fort Steele;
                                                                                                           Indian Scalped
and the Shuswap, based north of Golden.
     Initially at war, the two nations made their peace in a story retold                               The men are all on horse back when they go to
in Shelagh’s book and shared common enemies on the other side of the                               hunt buffalo and at one of these fights with the en-
mountains, the Piegans and the Blackfoot in what is now Alberta.                                   emies, the Piegans and the Blackfeet, they claimed
     Shelagh herself recalls first-hand the early days spent here on                               that the Shuswap got out of there in a hurry and
the reserve as the cherished granddaughter of a respected chief,                                  made a new camp somewhere else, but one of them
and the way of life carried on by the Shuswap people when she                                       was missing. At sunrise in the morning they were
was growing up before the First World War.                                                          looking over the place to see if there were any
     The book is a collection of personal anecdotes. One of                                          more Blackfeet. And in the sun they could see
the most interesting is her recollection of meeting the last                                         something shiny, like a reflection. A bunch of
Kootenay Indian who was scalped by the Blackfeet, and                                                 them came up on the brow of the hill to watch
survived. One of the most appealing parts of the book is the                                           this. It was a person walking towards them. It
collection of more than 100 photographs, most of them from                                              was the missing man. There was blood all over
Shelagh’s private collection.                                                                           him and he had no hair. He said that they had
     Although now confined to a wheelchair, Shelagh is still                                              pulled him off his horse and cut his scalp right
enjoying reasonably good health. Dusty says her grandmoth-                                                around starting at the front of his forehead.
er is both thrilled and relieved to have finally completed her                                             He thinks someone must have stood on his
book.                                                                                                      chest and then they rolled him over and they
     The book is available for $30 at Dave’s Book Bar, Lam-                                                 just pulled his long hair right off his head
bert-Kipp Pharmacy, Dusty Dehart (347-6867 evenings) or                                                      and they all shouted “Victory!” They were
any Dehart family member. If purchased from one of the                                                       swinging his scalp over their heads. They
Deharts, a portion of the proceeds will go towards a trust                                                    were victorious! They were the winners.
fund set up by Shelagh and Dusty to help Indian children.                                                     He said he became unconscious and they
                                                                                                              must have thought he was dead. When he
                                                                                                               came to early in the morning, before the
                                                                                                                 sun was up, he started walking towards
                                                                                                                  his people. That’s when someone saw
                                                                                                                  him.
                                                                                                                      When I was a little girl about five
                                                                                                                 years old I saw this man. He always had
                                                                                                                a kerchief on his head like a woman.
                                                                                                                 They used to say his scalp took on ter-
                                                                                                                 rible scars and he never took off the
                                                                                                                 kerchief because of them. I have seen
                                                                                                                  it with my own eyes, and he wasn’t an
                                                                                                                  old man, he was just past middle age.
                                                                                                                 So it hasn’t been very long since the last
                                                                                                                fight. The last scalping of a Kootenay
                                                                                                               man. That is the Shuswap story.




Above: Shelagh Dehart as a young girl; centre: her granddaughter and co-author Dusty De-
hart as a young girl; right: Shelagh’s grandfather, Chief Pierre Kinbasket with his peace pipe.
14 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                          January 19, 2007



Endangered Species:
  The mid-century, mom-and-pop
  motels of Radium change hands
By Brian Geis                                             and-pop motels are pretty hard to renovate enough
Pioneer Staff                                              to compete with the rental condos. They are rem-
                                                          nants of hungrier, less-affluent times.”
     Mayor Greg Deck can remember a time when                 As the market dries up, Mr. Deck said, he is de-
there were 45 mom-and-pop motels in Radium Hot lighted to see the motels get a second life as long-term
Springs. They were built on a shoestring by frugal first- or staff housing for Sable Resorts, Peaks Development,
generation European immigrants as a kind of work- Copper Point and Home Hardware.
ing-class health spa.                                         “I’m kinda pleased there’s a sort of a soft landing
     “Baden-Baden was                                                                  for the older properties,”
the refuge of the gentry                                                               he said. “It’s a functional
class,” he said. “Radium                                                               housing strategy. The
was inexpensive, built by                                                              whole notion to me is
ethnic operators for an                                                                reasonable.”
ethnic clientele.”                                                                          Mr. Kebe said he
     The market was cut-                                                               agrees. “It’s an interest-
throat, he said, and rival                                                             ing concept,” he said.
owners were not above                                                                  “It’s amazing how they’re
committing shenanigans                                                                 thinking. It’s so non-tra-
to gain an edge over the                                                               ditional.”
competition.                  STAFF ACCOMMODATIONS—The Ritz Motel in its                    The trend patches a
     “An owner might new role, providing staff housing for Sable Resorts.               gap in the housing market
light up his “No Va-                                                                   that is sorely felt by devel-
cancy” sign at noon, wait for the other motels to fill opers and the skilled tradespeople they employ.
up and then light the “Vacancy” sign and rent their           Don and Sue Miller of Home Hardware bought
rooms at a premium price,” Mayor Deck recalls. “At the Kootenay Motel on Highway 93 and have opened
ten o’clock on Saturday nights there would be a traf- it to the public for long-term housing. Mr. Miller said
fic jam of owners counting cars in their rival’s parking it was purely an opportunistic move.
lots.”                                                        “We just see the need. We hear about it every day.
     Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce You hear horror stories,” Mr. Miller said. “I talked to a
manager Kent Kebe reported last week that four mo- painter yesterday. He and his wife came to town with
tels—The Tuk-In, The Big Horn, The Kootenay and $2500 in their pockets and were willing to pay three
the Ritz—have been sold to businesses who intend months in advance but couldn’t find anything.”
to use them for long-term or employee housing. Two            Mr. Miller said he and Sue were busy making re-
others —The Pinewood and The Gibson—will be lost pairs to the inn. Currently, they have a Home Hard-
to development, he said.                                  ware employee living on site, serving as the property
     Eighty-five rooms, which, he estimates, represents manager. Mrs. Miller said she expects contractors to
about ten percent of available rooms in the village, will use the Kootenay to house employees.
be lost from the market, making the mid-century mo-           “We’re not doing it out of the goodness of our
tels an increasingly endangered species.                  hearts,” Mr. Miller said. “We expect it to generate a
     Mr. Kebe estimates that at average prices the rooms positive cash flow sometime soon.”
could generate $850,000 at 40-percent occupancy.              The purchase of the Ritz Motel solved the housing
     As lively as the market was in its heyday, May- problem for Sable Developments, a Calgary firm that
or Deck—borrowing from the theme of a book by is one of three phases into their first project outside of
Thomas Friedman —said there has been a “flattening the Calgary area.
of the world” as a result of affluence and communica-           “We don’t have that problem,” Sable spokesperson
tion. A market for second homes emerged and people Lesley Baker said. “We have our own crew that we
discovered the ability to sniff out the next big thing.    brought out there and we wanted a comfortable place
     “There’s no protecting people from North Ameri- for them to stay.” Ms. Baker said a crew of 30 shares
can affluence,” he said. “Everybody’s on the scout for the 16 rooms at the Ritz on Stanley Street.
the next big thing.”                                          No plans have been made for the future of the
     The market, even for the working-class, he said, building, she said, noting the rich possibilities in the         CLASSIC SIGNAGE—Pictured here is a sampling of
has evolved. “Let’s face it, many of us expect a lit- valley’s fertile real estate market.                             the signage that adorns some of the motels in Radium.
tle more than our grandparents did,” he said. “And
(based solely on the size of their rooms) the mom-                                       Continued on Page 15                                          Photos by Brian Geis
January 19, 2007                                                                                                                                                              The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 15

Continued from Page 15                                      and his wife are burned out as moteliers.
                                                                 “The best motels are the mom-and-
     News of the sale of the Pinewood                       pop operations, but it’s taken its toll
Motel is splashed across its web page.                      on us,” he said. “It’s time for a change.
Former owners Dale and Vivian Genest                        There’s no bitterness. We love the valley,
handed over control of the motel to Peaks                   but it’s time for us to get out.”
Development this week. The new owners                            He added: “The mayors of both
plan to build a four-storey condominium                     places are really pushing these condos,
on the site it shares on the south side of                  which is fine, but it cuts into the market
Stanley Street with the now-defunct and                     and it’s hurting the motels,” he said. “I
crumbling Gibson Motel, which will                          think some big chain is going to sniff it
also be razed.                                              out and come in here and clean things
     Mr. and Mrs. Genest posted the fol-                    up. It’ll look different. Out with the old,
lowing notice to customers: “The Pine-                      in with the new.”
wood Motel has been sold and will no                             Mr. Hardy, who said he and his wife
longer be operating as a motel. We would                    will follow their parents to the Shuswap
like to take this opportunity to thank all                  Lakes area in search of new business,
of our past customers - we enjoyed serv-                    applauded the trend towards long-term
ing you for the last 11 years.”                             housing and said it is a start at fixing the
     Cliff and Diane Hardy have owned                        shortage.
and operated the Big Horn Motel on St.                           The motels that remain, Mr. Hardy
Mary’s Street for the last 13 years. They                   said, will benefit.
just struck a deal this week with the Re-                        “Finally, the motels that remain will
sort at Copper Point. The transaction is                    have a good year,” he said, “We had an
expected to close in March.                                 awesome year last year. Based on the
     Mr. Hardy said he, too, laments the                    summer and fall, the ones that remain
decline in the market, but said that he                     are going to have a good year.”

IMAGES FROM A BYGONE ERA —Clockwise from top right, The Kootenay Motel’s
front facade, the vacancy sign above the Tuk-In Motel’s office window, patio furniture
at the Pinewood Motel, key drop at the Tuk-In, and signage at the Big Horn Motel.
                                                               Photos by Brian Geis


                                Regional District of East Kootenay                                                                          Regional District of East Kootenay
                                19 – 24 Avenue South                                                                                        19 – 24 Avenue South
                                Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H8                                                                                       Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H8
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                                PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE                                                                                       PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
                                BYLAW AMENDMENT – WINDERMERE                                                                                BYLAW AMENDMENT – WINDERMERE
    The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Pedley    The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Pedley
    Heights Community Association to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the             Heights Development Corporation to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the
    amendment will rezone the subject properties to accommodate a private community beach and parkway           amendment will rezone the subject properties to accommodate a proposed subdivision of approximately
    access. The properties are located on Baltac Road and Hilltop Road in Windermere as shown on the            34 single family lots. The properties are located at 1255 Baltac Road in Windermere as shown on the
    attached map.                                                                                               attached map.
    Bylaw No. 1945 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay - Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No.        Bylaw No. 1946 cited as “Regional District of East Kootenay - Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No.
    900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 194, 2007 (Windermere / Pedley Heights Community Association)” will         900, 1992 – Amendment Bylaw No. 195, 2007 (Windermere / Pedley Heights Development Corp.)” will
    amend the zoning designation for:                                                                           amend the zoning designation for Lots E and F, District Lot 704, Kootenay District, Plan 4321 from SH-2,
    •   Lot A, District Lot 705 Kootenay District Plan 4321;                                                    Small Holding Semi-Rural Zone to R-1, Single Family Residential Zone.
    •   Lot 2, District Lot 705 Kootenay District Plan NEP82313; and
    •   part of Lot 1, District Lot 705, Kootenay District Plan NEP80577                                        The public hearing will be held at:   WINDERMERE COMMUNITY HALL
                                                                                                                                                      4726 North Street
    from R-1, Single Family Residential Zone to P-2, Public Parks and Open Space Zone.                                                                Windermere BC
                                                                                                                                                      TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm
    The public hearing will be held at:            WINDERMERE COMMUNITY HALL
                                                   4726 North Street, Windermere BC
                                                                                                                The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area
                                                   TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                G, and the District of Invermere.
    The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area
    G, and the District of Invermere.                                                                           If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the
                                                                                                                hearing:
    If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the       • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK ofce in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to
    hearing:                                                                                                         4:30 pm Monday through Friday;
    • inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK ofce in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to               • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown above; or
         4:30 pm Monday through Friday;                                                                         • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing.
    • mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown above; or
    • present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing.                                                                SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING
                   SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING                                      All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom
                                                                                                                of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom
    of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.                                                               This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information,
                                                                                                                contact Rob Veg, Planning Technician, at 250 489-0314 or toll free at
    This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information,                                    1-888-478-7335.
    contact Rob Veg, Planning Technician, at 250 489-0314 or toll free at
    1-888-478-7335.
                                                                                                                Andrew McLeod, Manager
    Andrew McLeod, Manager                                                                                      Planning & Development Services
    Planning & Development Services                                                                             January 5, 2007
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over 600 curves and over 50 bridges. This road takes                                     fish and other kinds of sea life that I don’t know the                                      Board would like to thank the following
you into a tropical rainforest that sees over 90 inches                                  names of, you will find it here.                                                            organizations that have made opening a
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thousand cars per day travelling on it and with it be-                                   sunset dinner cruises, a true Hawaiian luau, hiking,
ing single lane only at times, requires patience and                                     swimming with dolphins and of course - shopping!                                                 Columbia Basin Trust
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Being the passenger is definitely a bonus on this trip!                                   on Maui is find a place to either play or watch hockey.                                        Invermere Health Auxiliary
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                               A Day in Court                                                                                                                 District of Invermere
                                                                                                                                                           NOTICE TO ALL DOG OWNERS

     The following person was sentenced in Adult                                        Even though a pre-sentencing report was prepared              All dogs over the age of four months residing in
Criminal Court in the Invermere Court House on                                     showing that prison authorities were willing to arrange            the District of Invermere require a dog licence. If
                                                                                                                                                      you live within the District of Invermere and own
January 15, 2007.                                                                  Swiss-German language counselling services for him,
                                                                                                                                                      a dog, please drop by the municipal office at your
     • Kaspar Heiz of Invermere was sentenced to eight                             Mr. Heiz said he is not interested in counselling and              earliest convenience to pick-up a dog tag. Fees are as
months in jail and two years of probation for uttering                             had no interest in serving probation.                              follows:
death threats against his wife.                                                         The crown counsel insisted that Mr. Heiz be in-
     The sentence came after what Judge Ron Webb                                   carcerated. “The goal of rehabilitation is not to be con-          UNSPAYED FEMALE DOG                           $30.00
described as an escalating string of incidents that in-                            sidered at this point,” said Lianna Swanson.                       UNNEUTERED MALE DOG                           $30.00
                                                                                                                                                      SPAYED FEMALE DOG                             $10.00
clude assault, threats and regular breaches of court or-                                “The crown suggests that enough is enough. The
                                                                                                                                                      NEUTERED MALE DOG                             $10.00
ders.                                                                              message needs to be sent to him that he is not the one
     Judge Webb was not sympathetic to defense coun-                               in control. The point has to be made that his ability              Impoundment fees are as follows:
sel Barnim Kluge’s pleas for leniency due to Mr. Heiz’s                            to make decisions has been limited by the court. He
age, health and poor grasp of the English language.                                needs to understand that. We need to separate him, at              1st OFFENCE                                   $65.00
     “It appears to me that he doesn’t get it and he                               least for some time, from the community, especially                2nd OFFENCE                                   $90.00
                                                                                                                                                      3rd OFFENCE                                  $140.00
doesn’t care,” Judge Webb commented during his sen-                                Mrs. Heiz. The only way to stop his behaviour is to
                                                                                                                                                      EACH SUBSEQUENT OFFENCE/YEAR                 $190.00
tencing. “His behaviour has clearly escalated.”                                    put him in jail.”
     Mr. Heiz was ordered to stay at least one kilometre                                The judge agreed. Mr. Heiz was ordered to report               For dog control issues within the
away from the family farm on Toby Creek Road. “It’s                                to the court in Cranbrook for probation upon his re-                 municipality, please contact our
a big world. He can find another place to stay,” the                                lease.                                                              Dog Control Officer, Carol Dobson,
judge said.                                                                             The following person pled guilty and was sen-                            at 342-1707.
     “Mr. Heiz has shown complete disregard for his                                tenced in Adult Criminal Court on January 9, 2007.
wife’s decisions in life. He has no respect for her wishes                              • Birger B. Olsen was fined $600 and received
to get on with her life, and no respect for court or-                              a one-year driving prohibition after an incident that
ders.”                                                                             took place in Fairmont Hot Springs.


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      Village of Radium Hot Springs                                                                                    Brendan Donahue
                                                                                                                                 Investment Advisor
                             THANKS                                                                                              Phone: 342-2112
  The Radium Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the
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  Eve, 2006:
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  Rodney Conkin                            Marie Chasse
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                                                                                            Sunflower Café
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hauling Rock, Gravel, Sand & Fill

           Automotive Repairs
                   7 days a week
                                                                                            located in the ‘Little Big Mall’
         GAS • PROPANE • DIESEL                                                                              Downtown Canal Flats
                                                                                            Soup•Fresh Deli Sandwiches•Baked Goods
                                                                                            Fresh Ground Coffee•Teas•Hot Chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                                     T R U C K I N G

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     7507 Main St. West, Radium Hot Springs                                                                250•270•0401                                             RR#4
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (250) 341-3636
                                                                                                                                                                    1700 Canyonview Rd.
 (250) 347-9726                                                                                                                                                     Invermere, BC V0A 1K4           Shawn & Mel Hollowink


                                                                                                                                                                                                             Great Selection of:
     Fine Homeservices                                                                                                                                                                                 *Wood blinds *Sunscreens
                                                                                                                                                                                                        *Woven Woods *Pleated



           VACUFLO
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Shades *Roller Shades
                                                                                                                            Floor Covering & Cabinets                                                         and more!
                                                                                                                                      Blinds & Paints
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tamara Osborne
                                                                                                                       335 - 3rd Ave., Invermere, BC                                                       Brenda McEachern.
                                                                                                                 Telephone 342-6264 • Fax 342-3546                     For all your interior                   Phone /Fax
              (2 50 ) 3 4 2 - 9 2 0 7                                                                            Email: info@warwick-interiors.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              345-6422




 Jacob Watchel Construction
                                                                                    INVERMERE GLASS LTD.
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 Good advice,                                                                                                   Growing with the Tradition of Quality
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 clearly explained                                                                                                                                • Framing           Complete Automotive Repairs
                                                                                                                                     • Renovations • Decks
           Pierre E. Trudel                                                                                                             • Exterior Finishing
           Bus (250) 347-6938
           Fax (250) 347-6948                                                                                                    Kristoffer Bennett                             (Beside the Petro Canada Car Wash)
           pierre.trudel@clarica.com
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 Associated with Clarica Financial Services Inc. and Clarica Investco Inc.                                                 krisbennettconstruction@hotmail.com
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 Phone: (250) 347-9311                           Cell: (250) 341-5668                                                                        •    Central vacuum systems
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                                                                                                                                          P.O. Box 1079
                                                                                                                                          Invermere, BC
                                                                                                                                          V0A 1K0
                                                                                                                                          Ph: 250.342.1666
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                                                      507B - 7th Avenue
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                                                           Invermere, BC                             Interior World
                                                  (beside the laundromat)
                                         Phone: (250) 341-3240
                                                                                               window fashions                                   Residential • Decorative Concrete
                                        Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5 pm                                                                             Floors, Decks, Patios & Sidewalks
                                               Saturday 9 am - 3 pm
                                         Closed Sunday and Monday                Call Bill Cropper (250) 342 4406                              342-6522 Office 342-6512 Fax
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    P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS  OBITUARY
                                                                          Windermere: 1 bedroom
                                                                          furnished condo. Rec centre,
                                                                                                               $115,000, 347-9381, Radium.            Contact Suzanne or Mac at 780-
                                                                                                                                                      459-1150 or 780-203-5556 for
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bulk foods bins and glass storage
                                                                                                                                                                                              jars, $6 and up. Grant’s Food s on
                                                                          pool, N/S, N/P. References           2 bedroom, 1 bath 1000sq.              further information.                    8th Ave.
                                                                          required, $675/month. 403-239-       ft. townhouse in Edgewater.
                                                                          0822, e-mail condo156@yahoo.         Completely renovated, new              R-2 lot in Invermere, close
                                                                          com.                                 appliances, deck, low fees.            to beach/boutiques, bakery,
                                                                                                                                                                                                VEHICLES FOR SALE
                                                                                                               $195,500.00,        immediate          no building commitment.
                                                                          1 bedroom, fully furnished, w/d,
                                                                          $600/month, utilities and cable
                                                                                                               possession. 341-7068.                  $300,000, no gst. View this and
                                                                                                                                                      other properties for sale by this
                                                                                                                                                                                                $10,000,000
                                                                          included. 342-5007.                  Lochend in the Valley presents         owner at WeList.com #25567,                  in vehicle inventory.
                                                                          2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished
                                                                                                               Lochend Gardens: stunning new
                                                                                                               mountain-style homes at 130 -
                                                                                                                                                      23378, 23877. Call 342-8388.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Go to
       John Anthony Dunnebacke                                            suite sleeps up to 7. $950/month     11th Avenue, Invermere. 1,233                                                   www.cranbrookdodge.com
                                                                                                                                                        TIMESHARE FOR SALE
              1952-2007                                                   includes cable and utilities, N/P.   - 1,433 SF, 2 or 3 bedrooms,                                                             to view
                                                                          Call John 342-6293.                  ceramic tile and laminate,             PANORAMA: 2 bedroom, April 7 -
    With deep sadness we announce that John                                                                    fabulous kitchen, single car           14, 2007, $700. Other timeshares             complete inventory.
    Anthony Dunnebacke passed away on January                             Available February 15th: 3           garage, heat pump, and more.           through RCI available. Phone
    12, 2007 at his home in Invermere, BC, at the                         bedroom basement suite, close        Prices starting at $349,000 +          250-345-6115.
    age of 54.                                                            to downtown Invermere on 10th        gst. Phase 1 sold out. Only four                                                         SERVICES
    John was born in Holland on December 14,                              Ave. Fireplace, D/W, storage.        homes left! Call 250-342-5229.                                                 Simes Painting: interior and
    1952. He is survived by his fiancee Melodie,                           $900/month plus 1/2 utilities                                                    MISC. FOR SALE
                                                                                                                                                                                              exterior, new homes and
    sister Jeanette (John), and sister Emmy, and                          and damage deposit. Phone            2002 modular home for sale,            HAY, top quality round bales, alfalfa   existing, quality woodwork
    nephew Ron (kim).                                                     342-9334.                            1250 sq.ft., all appliances            grass. Call Elkhorn Ranch 342-0617.     finishing, laquers, staining, and
    John started Diamond Heating and Spas in March                                                             included, affordable propane                                                    clearcoating. Call Barry. 342-
    1993 which will be a proud legacy of his. John is                     Bright, spacious 1 bedroom           heat. For more information call
    predeceased by his parents Otter and Willy.
                                                                                                                                                                                              0572 Windermere.
                                                                          walkout basement suite in            342-9348.
    A celebration of John’s life was held at Christ                       Wilder. N/S, N/P, $650/month                                                                                        Sunsations Day Spa serving
    Church Trinity Tuesday, January 16, 2007.                             includes cable and utilities. 341-
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to                                                                      LAND FOR SALE                                                            the valley for 18 years.
                                                                          3370.                                                                                                               Massage, esthetics, hair. No
    Windermere Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.
                                                                                                               New lots along Crescentwood                                                    by appointment only. Tuesday
    Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral
                                                                              HOMES FOR RENT                   coming. Commercial lots                                                        through Saturday. Call Bonnie-
    Services. Condolences for the family may be
    offered at www.mcphersonff.com                                                                               available NOW for less! Acre-                                                  Lou or Cara-Lee, 342-6899.
                                                                          Windermere, 2 bedroom                age West of town - Edgewa-              Antique wood-burning stove,
                                                                          furnished executive house with       ter Developments 347 9660,              model Fairy Oak. Excellent                Residential/Vacation
                                    Radium (Kootenay Motel) has           fridge, stove, d/w, w/d, fireplace,   edgeh2o@telus.net.                      condition, open to offers.
                                    clean, furnished, and all inclusive                                                                                                                               Properties
                                                                          satellite service, heated garage.                                            345-6677.
          STORAGE                   1 and 2 bedroom units $600                                                                                                                                  Maintenance & Repairs
                                                                          N/S, N/P. $1500/month plus           Fully serviced lot in Radium
New•House Multi-storage, various    - $800 for long or short-term         utilities. Available February 1st,   Hot Springs. The lot is .15 acres                                               Dependable - Fully Insured
                                                                                                                                                      Shih-tzu/Maltese cross: black/
sizes available, now with climate   monthly rental. N/S, N/P, DD and      2007. Sandy, 342-0020.               on desirable Pine Cone Lane.           brown/white, will be 8 lbs                   JIM ROBERTSON
controlled units. Call 342-3637.    references required. Contact Don                                           Architectural controls are in          or less full-grown. Will be 10                   Windermere
                                    or Sue Miller 342-6908 (day),         Available immediately. 2             place for this west facing lot,        weeks old February 8th, 2007.                     342-9022
Fenced storage in Canal Flats on    342-3709 (evenings).                  bedroom condo plus bonus             with a beautiful mountain              Non-shedding,       dewormed,
Hwy 93/95. RVs, boats, autos,                                             room at Black Forest Village.        view. It is located directly across    vet-checked, 1st shots. $550/
ski-doos, etc. 250-349-8212.        1 bedroom basement suite,             All appliances and window            the road from The Springs golf         female, $500/male. For info call
                                    newly renovated, very large,          coverings. $1100/month plus          course. Asking price is $175,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   WORK WANTED
                                                                                                                                                      250-262-2760, Radium.
                                    separate entrance, Canal Flats.       utilities, N/S. 342-3826.                                                                                           Individual with extensive expe-
    SUITES FOR RENT                 $550/month, plus 1/2 utilities.                                                                                                                           rience in renovations, carpentry,
CONTRACTORS: self-contained         Call 403-235-5507.                    Large house in Windermere,                                                                                          plumbing, painting, drywall,
cabins by the week or month,                                              $750/month. Single or couple,                                                                                       tilesetting. Hourly - contract.
                                                                                                                                                     We supply part and service
250-345-6365,       Fairmont        Available immediately: newly          N/P, until the end of June 2007.                                                                                    Call 688-1025.
                                                                                                                                                        FOR ALL MAKES of:
Bungalows.                          renovated ground level 2              342-0204.                                                                       • snowmobiles
                                    bedroom, w/d, $850/month +                                                                                             • motorcycles
                                    utilities; or older-style upper                                                                                           • quads                                    CHEERS
1 bedroom and 2 bedroom, N/S,                                                 HOMES FOR SALE
N/P, Stein Apartments, 1 block      1 bedroom, w/d, w/new large
                                                                                                                                                                                              CHEERS to the woman who
from downtown. Available            sundeck, $750/month +                 2004 Moduline Landmark                                                                                              helped me carry my formula to
immediately, 342-6912.              utilities. N/S, N/P, references       14x70, 3 bedrooms, sunken LR,                                                                                       my vehicle while I dealt with my
                                    required + DD. Call 342-8933.         vaulted ceiling, f/s, w/d, d/w,                                                                                     2 (sick) kids. H.T.
Kootenay Apartments in                                                    comes w/addition and deck.
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       ‘Senior’s Moment’ turns into CD
By Brian Geis                                                   mances of each song to use as a guide for the other         an accordion player, he said, three guitar players with
Pioneer Staff                                                    musicians. Then the bass lines were added, followed         only one amplifier between them, and a couple of bad
                                                                by the rhythm tracks. Finally, Mr. Askey would re-re-       drummers.
      Gordon Askey, who has been playing music for              cord his guitar and vocals with the entire ensemble              Mr. Askey said his 50-year musical career began
most of his 65 years, has finally recorded a CD, but             playing in his headphones.                                  purely as a means of getting girls.
he didn’t do it alone. An army of regional, and a few                Mr. Askey said he was amazed by digital record-             “The motivation wasn’t to play music. Elvis had
international, musicians showed up to lend a hand.              ing and the flexibility it affords the recording artist.      thousands of screaming girls after him. My first guitar
The result is the 18-song Senior’s Moment.                      A phrase of only a few notes can be punched in to           didn’t even have strings on it. I just posed in front of
      A mixture of bluegrass, country and western swing,        replace a flubbed part.                                      the mirror with it, practicing my Elvis moves for the
Senior’s Moment will be introduced live at a star-stud-              “When you’re playing live, a few flubbed notes          first year.”
ded CD release party at Invermere Community Hall                just disappear into the atmosphere, but when you are             The fact that neither his parents nor his children
on Saturday, January 27th.                                      recording, they are there forever. Now you don’t have       play instruments, he said, is proof that he was only in
      “After I turned 65, I thought it was time I did           to worry about those flubbed notes,” he said. “But if        it for the street cred. “There wasn’t a musical gene. It
something with my life,” Mr. Askey joked. “You go               you go too far, it gets antiseptic.”                        was about being cool.”
through a kind of a head shift and think, in ten years,              In many ways, staging the concert in the Invermere          The Rhythm Masters, he said, and the many in-
I’ll be really (expletive) old.”                                Community Hall brings Mr. Askey’s musical career            carnations that came thereafter, honed their chops in
      “The idea,” he said, “was that this would be my           full circle. Mr. Askey said he passed on the more com-      Community Hall.
statement. At age 65, I’ve got no illusions about going         fortable, and acoustically correct, Christ Church Trin-          “There’s a ghost drummer in the back wall that’s
to Nashville, but I’m not closing the door on that.”            ity as the venue for sentimental reasons.                   a half a beat behind,” Mr. Askey commented. “We’ve
      The disc is a mix of originals and covers that Mr.             In 1957, when he was 16 years old, Mr. Askey’s         tried everything, even hanging wind-surfer sails back
Askey and time have polished to a shine.                        parents moved the family to Invermere from Trail. “It       there.”
      “A lot of these tunes I’ve been doing for years,” he      ruined my life,” he said.                                        Recording a CD was a lot of fun, Mr. Askey com-
said. “I did 18 songs thinking a half a dozen would get              But in only a few weeks, he had a new group of         mented, but playing live as part of an ensemble beats
killed but they made them work.”                                friends and, before television, Community Hall was          all. “When you’re playing with others, there’s a zone
      “They” are producer John Cronin of Invermere              a hub of entertainment. Since alcohol wasn’t allowed        you get into,” he said. “If everyone leaves their baggage
and his cousin, engineer Mac Walter of Baltimore,               inside the building, he said, there was as much going       at the door, it can really soar.”
Maryland. Most of the album was recorded in Mr.                 on in the parking lot as there was inside.                       The CD release party, a literal who’s who of re-
Cronin’s Invermere studio. Cronin and Walter have                    It wasn’t long before Dave Carlson asked him to        gional musicians, will be a trip back in time. Commu-
two records of their own, “Cousins” and the latest,             join his band The Rhythm Masters. “I was 16 and he          nity Hall should look like a Saturday night in 1957.
“Second Cousins.”                                               was 17 or 18.” Mr. Askey gives a lot of credit to Mr.            “I’ll be a little more front and center than I want
      First, Mr. Askey said, he recorded scratch perfor-        Carlson for his entire musical career. The group had        to be, but I’ve got no choice this time.”




                  P IONEER C LASSIFIEDS
            JEERS
                                                                                              RESIDENT CARE WORKER: Full-time and casual, Union membership,
JEERS to The Pioneer. Your joke
about Garry Hamilton. He does                                                                 HEU. See posting, Mount Nelson Place. Please contact (250) 342-
have an elderly mother who I                                                                  3699, Stephanie Healy, Manager.
hope does not read your pub-
lication. Shame on you to get a
laugh at her expense.
                                                                                                        OFFICE MANAGER
          CAREERS                      CAREER OPPORTUNITY                                       The Pioneer Newspaper seeks full-time Office Manager to perform a variety of
We are looking for lumber yard      4-5 days a week. Hourly wage plus sales commision.          duties in this busy office. Must be a team player, able to work independently, and
and store staff who are energetic,                                                               have exceptional customer service skills.
                                                    • Self Motivated
outgoing, self-motivated, fast                                                                  Responsibilities include invoicing, administrative and clerical duties. Required are
                                                       • Ambitious
learners and work well with                                                                     strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proofreading ability essential.
                                            • Sales Experience necessary
others. Bring resume to Ace                      • A good “Design Eye”                          Drop resume at No. 8, 1008-8th Avenue or mail
Hardware.                                 • Computer/Office skills a must                        resume to Box 868, Invermere, V0A 1K0. For
                                                                                                information call Elinor Florence, Publisher, at
Experienced framing carpenters          Please respond with resumé by January 31st to
                                                                                                341-6299. Only applicants who are being
required. Full crews, lead hands,                 Panache Interiors                             considered will be contacted.
labourers. Phone Curt at 250-              Box 2370, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
270-0744, or Glen at 270-0644.
January 19, 2007                                                                                                                                     The Columbia Valley Pioneer • 23




                                FAITH                                                                                          Valley Churches

    Have a vision for your life
                                                                                                                                        LAKE WINDERMERE ALLIANCE CHURCH
                                                                                                                                  10:30 a.m., Sunday, January 21– Worship and Life Instruction,
                                                                                                                                              “Living in a world with no tommorow”
                                                                                                                                                      Pastor Jared ministering
                                                                                                                               Sunday School, for ages 3 to grade 7 during the morning service.
Pastor Wayne Frater                                            and hope that these people going by, this Jesus, would
                                                                                                                              Senior Pastor Rev. Dieter Magnus • Associate Pastor Rev. Jared Enns
Radium Christian                                               be generous, and perhaps he would make enough to-                           326 - 10th Avenue, Invermere • 342-9535
Fellowship                                                     day to get him through to the end of the week. Or
                                                                                                                                       WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY
                                                               he can reach out for his vision, a vision that would                   10:30 a.m. - Invermere - Christ Church Trinity,
     With a brand new                                          change his life forever. He reaches out, faith leaps in                          Worship & Sunday School.
year unfolding before us,                                      his heart and he shouts: “Jesus, Thou son of David,              Rev. Sandy Ferguson • 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere • 342-6644
I would like to take a few                                     have mercy on me!”                                                         VALLEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
minutes and talk about                                              What happened? Jesus happened! God opened the                                   Sunday • 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                  Children’s church during the message part of the service.
your vision for 2007, or                                       door of opportunity, the door of destiny for Bartimae-                              Children 4 - 12 years.
should I say God’s Vision                                      us to receive his sight, and to receive his vision, just as                    Sunday, 7:00 pm Prayer Meeting
                                                                                                                                 Senior Pastor Rev. John Cuyler • www.vcassembly.com
for you in 2007?                                               it is God’s will for us to receive our sight, to perceive
                                                                                                                                Highway 93/95, 1 km north of Windermere • 342-9511
     Vision is one of those                                    what He wants to do in our lives, and to receive the vi-
things that there is a lot                                     sion He has placed in our hearts. Bartimaeus had faith                        ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
                                                                                                                                            Canadian Martyrs Church, Invermere
of talk about, but not always a lot of action. The Bible       and he wanted to change his destiny. He wanted to go                  Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Mass • Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Mass
tells us in Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no vision          through the door of opportunity that God opened.               St. Joseph’s Church, Hwy 93/95 Radium Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Mass
the people perish.” Without vision, we lose the vitality       He wanted to receive his vision.                                St. Anthony’s Church, Canal Flats Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Mass
that makes us feel alive.                                           And he did! Mark 10:51, 52: “So Jesus answered             Father Jose Joaquin • 712 -12th Ave., Invermere • 342-6167
     What is your vision for 2007, in your personal            and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for                  ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE
life, in your family life, at your job, in your walk with      you? The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I                  Regular weekly worship services every Sunday at 1:30 pm
                                                                                                                                   at Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Ave., Invermere
God? Do you have a life?                                       may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said, ‘Go your way;                  Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman • 1-866-426-7564
     I want us to take a look at a man, who literally had      your faith has made you well.’ And immediately he
                                                                                                                                        RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
no vision. From time to time we would all fit in with           received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.”                                Every Sunday 10:00 am
what Bartimaeus went through.                                       That same Jesus is here today, waiting for you to         Pastor Wayne and Linda Frater • Radium Seniors’ Hall • 342-6633
     Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46 is sitting beside the            call out to Him, to ask Him to give you His vision for
                                                                                                                               THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
road, begging. He is blind, and his vision is centred          you. My challenge for you today, is seek the Lord, find                              Sunday, 10:00 am
on getting enough money to survive another day. His            out what areas of your life you are blind in, talk to               President Grant Watkins • Columbia Valley Branch
vision is about to change; he is about to have a divine        God, study His Word, and like Bartimaeus, look for                   5014 Fairway, Fairmont Hot Springs • 345-0079
encounter.                                                     those doors of opportunity that the Lord is opening
     Bartimaeus hears a commotion. There was a stir            for you. Get a life with Jesus!
in the air, something great was about to happen. He                 One other challenge I have for you in this New
hears that it is Jesus going by; he has heard about this       Year is for you to come and check out “The Marriage                Invermere Christian Supplies

                                                                                                                                       Invermere Christian
Jesus, heard that He was going about doing good and            Course,” that we are hosting again, or “The Alpha
healing all who were sick and oppressed of the devil.          Course.” For more information on these courses call

                                                                                                                                                        Supplies
     Bartimaeus has to make a choice - he can sit there        342-6633 or 342-6359.



                                                                       “The Marriage Course”
 Need Blinds? Best Quality
              Call The Blind Guy!                                                                                                     www.invermerechristiansupplies.com
 Interior World     (250) 342 4406
                                                                       Presented by Nicky and Sila Lee                            1229-7th Ave., Invermere              342-6415
                                                                 This couple teaches on the value and potential of
                                                                 marriage through an eight week video series in a relaxed,
                                                                                                                                                                       341-6151
     “The Alpha Course”
                                                                 non-threatening environment, starting with supper. During     WE SELL REAL ESTATE Call
                                                                 the course of the evening each couple will have a private                                                      or
                                                                 time to discusses the topic of the evening which includes;   • Radium • Invermere • Panorama
                                                                                                                              • Windermere • Fairmont
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                                                                                      •   Building Strong Foundations                                              rayfergusonrealty.ca
      Hosted by Radium Christian Fellowship                                           •   The Art of Communication                                                           MOUNTAIN GOLF
 The Alpha course meets every week for ten weeks. Plus a                              •   Love in Action
 weekend away.                                                                        •   Resolving Conict                                                              Enjoy maintenance free vacations
 The course covers a series of topics presented in a                                  •   The Power of Forgiveness                                                       in this 3 bdrm 2 - bath townhome.
 video format. The Alpha Course gives you an opportunity to                           •   Parents and In-laws                                                            Outstanding activities at Radium
 explore the meaning of life by looking at Scriptures in the                          •   Good Sex                                                                       Resort. Also good rental income.
 Bible, and investigating what Christianity is all about.
 Beginning Wednesday January 31st/07 at the Radium                      The cost of the course is $70.00 per couple,                                                     $298,000 MLS#K150688
 Seniors Hall 4836 Stanley Street. A light supper will be            which includes your two workbooks and your supper
 served followed by a short video at 6:30 p.m.                                      for the eight weeks.
 For more information or to let us know you will be                   Beginning Tuesdays February 6th/07 at 6:30p.m.
 attending, please call Linda & Mike at 342-6359, or               In Edgewater or Thursdays February 8th in Invermere.
 Judy and Ervin at 346-3255                                        You can register by calling Linda & Mike at 342-6359,
                                                                                or e-mail 342par@telus.net
24 • The Columbia Valley Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                January 19, 2007

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 Independently Owned and Operated

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                                Family Ready                                                                  There is Only One of These                                                                                     Over ½ Acre in Town




      This open living design with a functional modern kitchen complete with 4 appliances                Huge, at R-2 lot, just 2 blocks to Kinsmen Beach, 2 blocks to all the village shops. Perfect         Close to all schools. Walking distance to downtown. Private location. Possible
      is ready to move into. 3 bedrooms up and 2 full bathrooms. One bedroom with 3                      duplex, recreational or single family lot. No building commitment. When its gone, nding              subdivision with this oversized lot. Close to Mount Nelson Athletic Park. Large garage
      piece ensuite and family room/den down. Double garage and awesome landscaping.                     something similar, this close to the beach will denitely be a challenge. Do not delay.               heated and insulated with workshop area. MLS#K160087
      MLS#K160048                                                                                        MLS#K160088
                                         $399,900                                                                                            $229,000                                                                                           $425,000


         Location, Location, Location!                                                                             A Location with a View                                                                                             Village Retreat




      This is the one. One bedroom condo in Ski Tip Lodge at Panorama ON THE SKI HILL                   This one bedroom unit at Panorama Mountain Village is the one to see! An extra large                   Get in on the Panorama phenomenon with this beautifully furnished studio unit in
      SIDE. At a price you can�t beat. Comes furnished and equipped for rental pool.                    balcony gives you a fabulous view of the ski runs and a place to enjoy lots of sun. Just               Tamarack Lodge. Right in the thick of things in the upper village, ski in ski out, pools
      MLS#K160084                                                                                       steps away from the main ski lift, restaurants, the hot pools and more! Don�t miss out                 and fun at your doorstep. Rental pool revenue is increasing and the future looks bright
                                     $149,900+gst                                                       on this great location! MLS#K160099                                                                    for this property. Don�t wait. MLS#new
                                                                                                                                        $152,900+gst                                                                                        $120,000 + gst


                      Black Forest Beauty                                                                Centrally Located in Panorama                                                                                            Room for Everyone




     Beautiful half duplex means value for you! Central location means minutes to golf, skiing,         Ski Tip Lodge! On the hill and steps to skiing and the pool. Four season playground                     Three bedrooms, spacious, two storey townhouse condo at Panorama Horsethief Town
     watersports and the town of Invermere. This 3 bedroom home is in immaculate condition with a       with world class golf, cross country skiing and hiking. Large one bedroom currently in                  Homes. Furnished and complete with cookware and dishes. Come for the snow and
     large partially nished lower level waiting for your personal touch. MLS#160117                    the rental pool. Fully equipped and furnished. MLS#K160156                                              stay for the comfort. MLS#K160131
                                        $305,000                                                                                       $149,000+gst                                                                                          $265,000+gst


               Panorama Beauty                                                                                                                                 Perfect Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                             Cottage
                                                                                                                                                            Offering tranquility and privacy, this country
      Extra large two bedroom condo at Panorama Springs                                                                                                     retreat backs onto Dutch Creek with outstanding
      on the quieter side but with a fantastic ski hill view.                                                                                               views of the Hoodoos and the Fairmont range.
      Amazing value for ski resort property. Come and get                                                                                                   Nestled in the trees, this 5 bedroom, 2 bath home
      in on Canada�s next ski and golf resort phenomenon.                                                                                                   features a rock, wood burning replace, vaulted
      Enjoy rental income from rental pool and use yours                                                                                                    ceilings and a bright, open oor plan. MLS#160128
      when you like. MLS#new                                                                                                                                                 $459,000
                   $374,900 + gst

				
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