The valley has banded together to help a local family in a time of need.
Longtime valley resident Forrest Campbell was severely injured in an accident on Sunday, March 15th while skiing on the frontside of Panorama Mountain Resort. The exact nature of his injuries have not been disclosed, but ski patrol attended the scene immediately and Mr. Campbell was flown by helicopter to Invermere and District Hospital before being transferred to Foothills Hospital in Calgary, where he underwent seven hours of surgery and where he remains as of press …
A local resident is starting a new initiative to get valley teenagers to wear helmets while cycling.
Crisanna MacLeod is enlisting the help of businesses, the RCMP and local volunteers to help get the message across to local teens to put their helmets on.
“Little kids do wear helmets on their bikes; teens however just don’t wear them,” said Ms. MacLeod. “They will put them on if you ask, but as soon as you’re not around, at the beach or at the skate park, they tend to take them off. And obviously …
RK Heliski has recently begun offering one of the most unique winter recreational options anywhere in the country.
Starting on Sunday, March 15th the Panorama heliski operation began its “helihockey” packages, in which participants fly up to a remote, frozen, high-altitude mountain lake to play a game of hockey.
“Nobody else is offering something like this as far as I know,” said RK manager Graham Holt. “It is a true pond hockey experience. There has not been a single person who has come back without a smile on his or her face.”
By James Rose
Special to The Pioneer
Wildsight Invermere is having an exciting night on Tuesday, March 31st as the organization is hosting both its AGM and presenting the recently released British documentary, Project Wild Thing.
The feature-length film takes an interesting look at the fragile connection between children and nature. Already, it has received rave reviews, with The Telegraph commenting “… this film will change your life.” Wildsight Invermere has chosen to screen this film because it supports its environmental mission. Wildsight Invermere president Baiba Morrow hopes the film will “spark conversation about the benefits to our entire …
By James Rose
Special to The Pioneer
As the days get longer, we march into spring and the temperatures steadily rise, Panorama Mountain Resort’s ski season is, alas, coming to a close. With recent fresh powder, one might think a season extension may be in the cards. This, however, is not the case — as George Harrison once said: “All things must pass.” This is not to say, though, that all good things involving Panorama’s 2014/15 ski season have come and gone… yet.
In the upcoming two weeks, the hill has …
I’ve been taken aboard another Black Press publication, and it’s in the Okanagan, so this is my last article for the Invermere newspapers.
It’s going to be hard to forget that these past two years ever happened.
The local geography really hardened me. Before moving here, ski hills that required three chair lifts to reach the top was just an urban legend, and I had no idea how rugged my little car could be before taking it up the deadly roads that lead to some of the best trail heads. Very few …
Four local curlers have won the right to represent the Kootenay Region in the BC Club Challenge scheduled for April 15th to 19th in the Lower Mainland, in Richmond.
Over the weekend of March 14th and 15th, the Invermere & District Curling Club sent a ladies club team to the Traveller Curling Club East/West Kootenay play-downs and Invermere came out the winner.
The team of Kindry Luyendyk, Trish Phillips, Holly Jones and Laurie Klassen are the first Invermere curling team to win the regional zone playdowns in this provincial championship event.