Woody the golden eagle has been at the hospital for almost 10 days with a fractured left wing and an injured left eye. Veterinarian Mark Zehnder will surgically repair Woody’s wing, but the eye is a more serious issue that, for the time being, is preventing the adult golden eagle from being released. By coincidence, the hospital is also housing another golden eagle in its Toby Benches flight cage.
Juvenile golden eagle Mary has been in the flight cage for almost three weeks with a soft tissue injury and will likely …
By Greg Amos
The District of Invermere is close to adopting a 2014 budget that contemplates operational spending of $8.36 million and capital spending of $8.13 million.
A big chunk of the capital budget is related to the proposed new multi-use community centre, as the full $5.6 million being borrowed as a result of the November 2nd referendum is slated for the 2014 budget. That amount is likely to carry over to future years, and construction would not start until 2015 at the earliest, explained chief administrative officer Chris Prosser.
With revenue …
Submitted by the Kashuba Family
Harry William Kashuba was born on the family farm in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on February 6th, 1935 to Steve and Rose. He was the youngest to his eldest sister Mary, and twins Michael and Joanne. His parents had emigrated from the Ukraine to Smoky Lake, Alberta in the early 1900s.
He attended Trafalgar School and after obtaining Grade 10, he quit school and went to work on the oil rigs for a few years. Later he turned his interests to carpentry.
In 1953, he met Dolly Smith, and on …
By Steve Hubrecht
Invermere’s Manny Osborne-Paradis has more or less booked his ticket to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with a 12th place finish in the men’s World Cup super-G at Lake Louise last weekend.
Mr. Osborne-Paradis — along with Calgary’s Jan Hudec (who finished 10th in the super-G) and Erik Guay (who was eighth in the weekend’s downhill event) — pre-qualified for the Olympics by meeting the qualification criteria of two top-12 World Cup results, with at least one from this season. The Canadian team won’t be formally named, …
By Greg Amos
The Village of Radium Hot Springs is hoping to see signage warning out-of-province visitors about B.C.’s
excessive speed legislation in place in Kootenay National Park by Easter weekend.
“My biggest complaint is that there is no warning to people coming into B.C. from Alberta, and I’m not just talking Highway 93, I’m talking Highway 3, Highway 16.. anything from Alberta into B.C.,” said Mayor Dee Conklin at the village’s council meeting on Wednesday, November 27th.
The excessive speed laws, in effect since September 2011, can result in vehicles being impounded …
Exciting developments are in store for Columbia Valley skiers and snowboarders this winter. Whether you are a die-hard downhiller, crazy about cross country, blissed out in the backcountry or a hardcore heli-skier, the 2013-2014 season is shaping up to be a great one.
By Pioneer Staff
PANORAMA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
An expanded Panorama experience
Opening day: December 6th
• What’s new: Changes have been made throughout the resort. From the top of the hill, backcountry riders will now have access to Tayton Bowl and Outback Ridge from the first sharp turn on Get Me Down.
To make …
About 20 moustache-clad runners took part in Invermere’s second annual Movember Mile race on Saturday, November 30th. The men and women completed four laps of the David Thompson Secondary School outdoor track in mild temperatures, raising $500 for the Movember Foundation. Photo by Donna WunderlichRead More...