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Locals can enjoy day of leisure at Fairmont ski area

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


By James Rose
Special to The Pioneer
For the third consecutive year, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area is pleased to offer Local’s Day this Saturday, January 14th.
For one single Toonie per person, guests can enjoy a day on the slopes or in the tube park with same-day access to the hot springs included as well (same-day access to the hot springs is only valid with a same-day ski lift ticket — not tubing). And with the recent fresh snow, in addition to the ski hill’s manmade snow, the ski conditions …

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to all the Radium Fire Dept. for the fantastic firework display, it gets BETTER every year. You all go above and beyond to get our Ooows and Ahhhs and deserve every one of them.

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to the person who so thoughtfully cleared our driveway in Canal Flats on Willow Ave. We are new residents and what a surprise it was to see when we pulled up with our U-Haul on Dec. 27th! The great welcome is much appreciated!

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Jeers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to the little black car lurking around Wilmer at 4 to 5 a.m. Just so you know, we are watching you and Wilmer residents beware!

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Cheers

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to Aaron at the Source. I came to you in a panic and was more than upset. You calmly and sensitively helped to solve a major problem for me. Much appreciated and know that your store will get my business before any other in your field from now on. You are a valuable local resource.

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Jeers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to temperatures below -20C and double Jeers to not being able to text with gloves on.

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Wildlife feed stations worth a try

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
No matter how much fur or feathers they wear, those bitterly cold nights have got to be miserable for our wildlife. Mortality is high. Especially if they can’t find enough to eat. In this land of plenty where we waste 40 percent of our food, you’d think communities could organize food banks for wildlife.
Urban wildlife… is it that they moved into town, or they always lived here, and we just stuffed more houses, condos and golf courses around them? Regardless, I think wildlife can be conditioned to move out …

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to my sister for being born. When I was just an embryo, I put a message in a discarded can of Fanta Grape and threw it into the ocean of amniotic goodness. It read, “Any fetus-es-es that succeed me must totes be the coolest person in like, 4 ev’s.” And so it was. xoxoxOMGxoxo

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to our counselors that hired a genuine hardworking Public Works Foreman. Bruce has the knowledge and experience. He has been very dedicated and working incredible hours caring for our community. Cheers Bruce, you have the respect of us and great appreciation!

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Cheers

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to Chris for saving our Christmas dinner – lots of love from his family!

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Cheers

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to Lori at Sign Artists for helping me out in a pinch.

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Cheers

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to the Rockies for providing some great entertainment on New Year’s Eve for our family.

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to Brady from Wolfe Mining who stopped and picked up 2 stranded motorists in the park when our car broke down. It was dark and SUPER cold and even though it was going to make you late for work, you took the time to drive us to Radium so we could call a tow truck. Your kindness is appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to Lisa at a Fairmont shop for answering a rude customer’s questions and getting flak in return – you handled yourself well! Don’t take it personally and keep up the good work!

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Gentlemen’s Jaunt

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Cheers

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with icing on top to Dairy Queen for their special ambulance cake. The Invermere paramedics were very appreciative for this great treat!

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2017, January 13 – Out & About

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


Friday, January 13th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Seniors Hall, $2. Everyone welcome. Every Friday.
• 1 p.m.: Canasta at Canal Flats Seniors Hall every Friday.
• 3 – 5 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre Outdoor Games (weather permitting). Call 250-342-3033 for more info.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 9 p.m. – close: Live Music with Smoking Rays at Bear’s Paw Bar & Grill in Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Also Saturday January 14th.
Saturday, January 14th
• Local’s Day at …

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Trails are needed in digital age

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
In response to the letter submitted by Norm Hendricks and published in the January 6th issue: Anyone purporting to know what others think is the height of arrogance. Further, one opinion is not representative of a group.
I bike; does this make me a biker and what does this mean? My entire family rides bicycles as a favorite pastime. Most people I know engage in this wonderful activity. In most areas of the world, bicycling is encouraged. It is a mode of transportation and a pleasurable recreational exercise.
Public …

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to Pat, Shawn and all of the volunteers who make the Christmas Eve fireworks in Wilmer such a fantastic event!!!!

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Cheers

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by


to Justin from Radium for helping unload the food for the Village New Year’s Eve party. You always have a smile and a helping hand. Much appreciated!

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