By Dan Walton
Local band Otters are looking to make a splash on radio, as the valley-based band is competing in the CBC’s annual Searchlight Contest.
The East Kootenay region got great exposure from the contest last year, as Cranbrook’s Good Ol’ Goats placed second in the nation-wide contest. This year, Otters are taking a swing, but first, they have to advance through the Kelowna (Radio West) region of CBC Radio – one of 24 in Canada. So far, the band has qualified as one of the top 25 in the …
By Steve Hubrecht
Public funding for Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality leapt to provincial attention last week, sparking combative commentary in the B.C. legislature and on provincial radio shows.
Jumbo municipality’s recently released five-year financial plan shows a projected $200,000 a year in funding, mainly from provincial and federal grant money, the Small Community Grant in particular. That revelation prompted strong rhetoric from Columbia-River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungal and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes during question period in the legislature on Monday, March …
By Greg Amos
With a judge’s decision expected at the end of April in the trial of the man accused of dangerous driving causing a horrific accident in Kootenay National Park in July 2011, a long wait is coming to an end for relatives of the California family killed.
John and Cindy Howard, the brother and sister-in-law of one of the victims, spoke to The Pioneer outside of Invermere Provincial court after the four-day hearing wrapped up in late March, and emphasized the need for changes to make highways in the …
Submitted by Lizzie Midyette
Coffee is the perfect beverage to wake up with, a great reading buddy for the afternoon, and a wonderful way to end a dinner out or in with loved ones. Last weekend, coffee aficionados, business owners, and those who are simply coffee-curious attended the very well-received first annual Invermere Coffee Fest, where the Columbia Valley’s thriving coffee culture was celebrated in style.
Everything from the production of coffee and our relationship as consumers with the farmers who grow the delicious beans, to brewing the perfect cup of coffee …
By Dan Walton
The valley’s newest not-for-profit group is making a powerful start, as Courageous Hearts will be hosting a Storage Wars-style auction as its debut event.
In partnership with Real Storage in Windermere, Courageous Hearts will be hosting the event on Saturday, April 19th, before a silent auction and dance later that night.
The auction takes place at 1 p.m. at Real Storage in Windermere. The fundraiser will feature five storage units loaded with valuables that have been donated by local sponsors. In a fashion similar to the reality television program, …
Early bird tickets for the third annual Steamboat Mountain Music Festival will soon be on sale! The festival is set for Saturday, July 5th at the Edgewater Elementary School field. A special ticket launch party is being held on Friday, April 18th at the Edgewater Hall, with free admission for early bird ticket buyers and festival volunteers. Come and enjoy a great evening of free entertainment, coffee and dessert, all while saving yourself some money!
The launch party, a coffeehouse evening with dessert, will feature some of the local artists already …
Submitted by Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon
The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting all Columbia Valley residents to join us as we bring two new and exciting fundraising events to the valley. The society, along with its unit and Relay For Life volunteers from around the area, looked at declining relay participation and decided it was time for something new.
“We are excited to be beginning a new chapter of Canadian Cancer Society support in the area,” said Sheila Tutty, Canadian Cancer Society unit volunteer and past leadership chair for …