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Cheers

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by


Huge Cheers of appreciation for the communication, the offer of rides, helpful hints and telling me to slow down. It makes an old lady very happy and makes my day! Love this Valley.

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Cheers

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by


to Barney for extraordinary service. Your commitment to doing it right and going out of your way to provide excellent customer service is appreciated and will be widely commented on amongst all of our valley friends and acquaintances. You will be highly recommended by your Elk Park customers.

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Cheers

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by


to my wife! If I had multiple wives, you’d be my favourite.

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CHEERS

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HUGE HUGE CHEERS to the Shuswap Community for the FANTASTIC Salmon Dinner, and sharing it with everyone. The whole evening was wonderful.

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Jeers

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by


to all the Jeerers. Quit complaining and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

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Cheers

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by


Bunches of Cheers to Margaret, Whitney, Nissa and Joyce who provided great service, warm smiles and lots of laughter at the Fields Store. You made that store one of the best in our valley and you will all be missed. The fun times are much appreciated! From grateful customers and friends.

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Cheers

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by


to Sharon and Shirley of The Spilli Bean, home of the famous Peanut Butter Pie! Only “9 more sleeps” before the end of another season of great food, coffee, perfect breakfasts, and fun times. Feel like family when I walk through the door! Also Cheers to their supportive husbands. Great job everyone.

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TACKLE THE TRASH - People from around the valley will be taking two hours out of their Sunday morning on September 25th to pick up the garbage left on the Lake Windermere shoreline after the busy summer season. File photo

Columbia Valley shore cleanup set for September 25th

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


By James Rose
Special to The Pioneer
On Sunday, September 25th, the Lake Windermere Amabassadors are hosting their twice-per-year Shoreline Cleanup around the shores of Lake Windermere and Dorothy Lake. Taking place from 10 a.m. to noon, the cleanup will be followed by a waste-free (plates and cutlery provided) appreciation picnic provided by sponsor Rocky River Grill.
“Specifically, our efforts will be targeting the shoreline at James Chabot Provincial Park, Windermere Beach, Dorothy Lake, Kinsmen Beach, and the water’s edge along the Invermere public boat launch,” said Megan Peloso, program co-ordinator for …

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Fall fashion

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How we vote matters

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
Currently, an all-party federal electoral reform committee (ERRE) is studying whether we should change how we vote in federal elections — and they want your input before October 7th, 2016!
Pondering the details and innards of “how we vote” may not be a topic high on our daily agendas – however, it has significance to us all. Have you ever felt that your “vote was wasted” or felt pressured to “vote strategically”? If so, you are not alone. In fact, in the last federal election, over nine million votes …

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In this image from the 1940s, Ang Atchison (left) and Lloyd Watkins (right) are on the mower and tractor in Brisco at the Watkins farm. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A318) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Old time mowing

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More support for errant trailbuilder

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
Re: “Trailbuilder has court case deferred” in the September 2nd Pioneer.
As someone who has hiked the Kindersley-Sinclair Trail many times, I have every sympathy for, and gratitude to, David Pacey for the trail clearing he has done in the park.
In every National Park we have visited lately, there remains much work to be done to repair and maintain the trail system that allows hikers into the backcountry. Fallen trees and overgrown trails are just some of the issues. Parks Canada is simply not doing the work, and if …

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2016, September 23 – Out & About

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


Friday, September 23rd
• 4 p.m.: Columbia Basin Trust AGM at Kaslo Hotel, 430 Front St. in Kaslo, BC. Everyone welcome.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council hosts an Open House at Lake Windermere Community Hall. Also at Radium on Sept. 26th and Canal Flats on the 27th. Contact Jessie Paloposki Education Coordinator, EKISC at 250-802-2585, Jessie@ekisc.com.
• Ghost Boy performs at Strand’s Old House Restaurant. $10 cover, reserve a seat by calling 250-342-6344.
Saturday, September 24th
• 9 a.m.: Panorama hosts the 2nd annual Ridge Walk. At the top …

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Cheers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to the Radium Car Show organizers and another great event. The participants had nothing but praise for the efficiency of the event. Very well done and enjoyed by all.

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Cheers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to Corporal Brett from the RCMP for his assistance when our truck broke down heading into Radium on Friday night. Not only did he help us with traffic on a busy night he made sure we got to Spur Valley safely. He also called Doug Warbrick to tow us to town, and Cheers to Doug for a fair price – he even fixed our truck the next day. These two gentlemen represented the people of this beautiful valley so well. You both are the best!

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Cheers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to Shelley Shoemaker, Lymphatic Drainage masseuse extraordinaire! Your healing, caring, hands are much appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to Ron for picking up my bag of sleeping bags, towels and Therma Rests off the highway by Dry Gulch and for returning them back to me!!! So kind of you to dry everything out for me as well!! Karma will be good to you!!! There are still big hearted people in this world!!!

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Cheers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to a fantastic Scarecrow Festival…lots of fun and activities! Jeers to the people walking their pitbull around the festival…. there was a no pets allowed policy, why were you an exception?

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Cheers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to Kevin Blackwell, Karen Bedford and Kris Newman for proceeding with the new housing development in Radium. Double Cheers to the Mayor and Council of Radium Hot Springs for being “Open For Business “.

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Jeers

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


to cyclists who don’t follow the rules, such as stay to the right of the white line, and no riding side by side to talk. You can’t pretend to be a car one minute and then a pedestrian the next. You are too slow to be vehicles, you are pedestrians.

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