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LETTER---Stange

Fairmont garbage a crying shame

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
I took this photo of the Fairmont dump (recycling area) on the Wednesday following the Canada Day long weekend. I was hoping you could run an article that would direct tourists to the Windermere landfill in the future. Perhaps it would help to save any considered closures of our local disposal areas due to disgraces such as this one. Never in my 20 years as a resident have I witnessed this site in this state.
Thanks,
Kim Stange
Fairmont Hot Springs

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Cowboys competing in Columbia Valley

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff
Tonight, Friday, July 18th, will be remembered as one of the pinnacles of the summer thanks to the 16th annual Bull Riding in the Rockies.
The event is hosted every year by the Columbia Valley Rockies, who offer a Cowboy Dinner before the riding, and throw a Country-western dance after the action.
“Bull riding is an extreme sport and it gets everybody pumped up really good, so we always count on a good band to play quality, up-to-date rock and roll,” said Al Miller, president of the Columbia Valley …

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the Mulholland families. Get your party hats on, have an super valley visit, and make it home safe and sound.

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the 2 pick up trucks on a busy weekend that completely blocked the boat launch by parking their trucks in the path the entire day thinking it is a beach. Leaving the rest of us with nowhere to launch our watercrafts or even get to our watercrafts, which are moored in the water there. The handicapped sticker is not an excuse to block a narrow road and create your own beach spot. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Kinsmen and James Chabot beach has plenty of parking and beach …

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the Skookum Inn for getting ice cream set up. My girlfriend would have broken up with me without it.

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to my new clutch. May it manifest in the form of quick cash equaled to parts and labour…soon!

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the guy in the lederhosen that ran around The Springs clubhouse after Germany’s World Cup win.

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Jumbo Road unclarity

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Editor’s note: Part two of this Letter to the Editor will appear in next week’s issue.
Dear Editor:
Nearly all Jumbo articles need some correction to unravel the confusion (intentional or not) that infuses the words from Glacier Resorts Ltd., political wannabes, and provincial ministers or their spokespeople. On page 3 of your July 4th issue is an article that implies that Bill Bennett believes that “…the Ministry of Transport (MOT) is legally responsible for…the road (up Jumbo Creek).” [Editor’s note: In parenthesis should have read “Toby Creek”. The Pioneer apologizes for …

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Can’t have it both ways

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
The article “Provincial ministers visit Invermere, tour Jumbo” (July 4th Pioneer) has left me very confused.
The three ministers came to Copper Point for “a private BC Liberal breakfast fundraiser… after Minister Oakes met with Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality council.” Then they all went on a helicopter tour of the Jumbo Valley. 
The Columbia River-Revelstoke Liberal riding association president Grant Costello (who is also the vice-president of Jumbo Glacier Resort Ltd.) said, “It was a riding event, put on by the Columbia River-Revelstoke riding association and we’re BC Liberals; it’s a private …

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Youthful hearts

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


A big huge Cheers to all the leaders of the Weird Animals Day Camp at the Alliance Church.

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Canada’s wasted oil profits

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
“Families first” BC Liberals were quick to blow a billion dollars on smart meters, but when it comes to education, and smartening our kids, there is no money. Yet, annually, B.C. taxpayers dish out over a quarter-billion dollars subsidizing private schools — which Christy Clark’s kid goes to. What was the panic for smart meters anyways? Was it just to get rid of nearly 400 jobs? Who pockets those 400 paycheques now? Certainly not hydro ratepayers. 
Federally, it’s more bizarre. Canada exports two-thirds of its oil to the States, while importing half of our oil from other …

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to those of you who won’t get a bona fide job, collect welfare and then work for cash under the table. Then you have the audacity to complain about foreign workers taking all the jobs. You know who you are and shame on you.

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the lady who played the ‘It’s out of courtesy’ card at the boat launch on Saturday. You were right. I left my parking spot to you in a huff. You got a nice parking spot when others with boat trailers had to park far, far away. I hope you pay it forward to someone else one day.

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Advice for untrained dog owners

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
Rudeness comes in many forms, and most of us generally try to ignore it. That may be part of the problem, but it feels like a healthier approach than flaring up over everything.
Nonetheless, here is an overdue message to local dog owners. You and your canine aren’t …

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the man who came into the book sale with his suitcase and was very rude and threatening when he left. No more book sales for you buddy!

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to greedy people who are already publicly paid more than twice the average others get, and still demand more.

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CHEERS

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to Horsethief Hideout. I have to tell you, as a resident on Main Avenue in Wilmer, how very much I enjoy your rally weekend! Love the bikes back and forth, their smiles and waves, their beautiful bikes and their friendly attitude. I look forward to this each year. You’re doing a marvelous job:)

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2014, July 18 – Out & About

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Toby Theatre
• July 18th and 19th, 8 p.m.: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Also showing July 21st – 25th.
Friday, July 18th
• 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Library Summer Reading Club for Gr.1 – 4 at the Invermere Public Library. Runs until August 22nd. Visit invermere.bclibrary.ca.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Market on Main, Radium. Every Friday.
• 5 p.m.: Bullriding in the Rockies at the Invermere Curling Club. 5 p.m. Cowboy Dinner. $8, beef, beans and biscuits. 7:15 p.m. Bullriding. Family Dance after the show, live …

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


BIG CHEERS to people who leave their cans and bottles in a bag beside the dumpster. They are worth money and a lot of us make a little extra cash with them. Much appreciation!

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