Violence against women is an issue that should hit home for everyone so that it can be prevented, according to Women’s Resource Centre’s outreach worker Rachel King.
“We have a plan,” she explained. “Historically, we have purple lights shining (a light on abusive behaviours) in all of the businesses and we’re trying to expand beyond Invermere. Our goal is to have the valley (involved), from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats to Skookumchuck, because that’s the area we cover in our programs.”
The week-long Purple Light Campaign aims to use purple lights to shine …
There’s a Christmas initiative geared toward promoting literacy through a silent auction fundraiser.
Friends of the Invermere Library volunteers Lynda Sheperdson, Pat Conway and Susan Webster helped unload and set up this year’s annual Christmas Silent Auction at the Invermere Public Library on Friday, November 20th.
The fundraiser has been accepting bids on silent auction items at the Invermere Public Library since Saturday, November 21st and will continue to until Wednesday, December 9th.
“We hold a silent auction every November-December,” explained Ms. Sheperdson. “The items are donated by members and users of the …
By Dorothy Isted
Special to The Pioneer
During the Christmas season, people have come to expect requests from charities to help someone somewhere. It is, after all, the season of giving.
For several years now, Lake Windermere Alliance Church has been involved in co-ordinating Operation Christmas Child for the valley. The concept is simple: fill a shoebox with small clothing items, school, sanitation supplies, and, of course, toys.
Children in over 100 countries get invited to a kid-themed party. None of them know they’re in for a surprise: a shoebox filled with delights. Samaritan’s …
Local social media was abuzz the weekend before last after two military helicopters were spotted in the air above Invermere on Sunday, November 15th, flying low over the valley and heading south.
As the choppers were sighted just days after the Paris terrorist attacks, there was some speculation about increased Canadian military presence as a national safety measure, but this is not the case, according to Captain Alexandre Cadieux with 1 Canadian Air Division, the operational level headquarters for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
“I just wanted to at least provide you …
A 40-year-old Lethbridge, Alta. man entered a guilty plea for unlawfully using and camping in a national park without a permit.
Timothy Edward Arinbou was fined $100 in total at Invermere Court for his offence after Judge (Grant) W. Sheard took into account the cost of travelling to the Columbia Valley from Lethbridge for sentencing.
“I accept your guilty plea,” Mr. Sheard told Mr. Arinbou, while urging him to take responsibility for his actions in the future.
Between July 29th and August 2nd of 2015, a Parks Canada warden drove past three men …
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada in the next few months, and B.C. Premier Christy Clark said last week that B.C. is ready to take in 3,500 of them.
She indicated that smaller towns in rural B.C., particularly those in northern B.C. with more employment prospects and more affordable housing than in coastal B.C., might make more suitable destinations than urban areas.
In response to her announcement, some in the Columbia Valley were quick to point out that the Upper Columbia Valley, with its tourism industry …
After 10 years of suffering from a shortness of breath caused by a progressive genetic disease known as Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Disorder, Alan Hann learned that he needed a double lung transplant.
The 40-year old Invermerian is fundraising with the Hann family to cover the costs of living in Edmonton for when he spends six weeks there as an outpatient preparing for the surgery, then an additional four weeks at the hospital recovering from the surgery, and yet another six weeks as an outpatient following the surgery.
“I need to go to …