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The Columbia Valley Pioneer is a locally operated newspaper serving Radium, Invermere, Fairmont and Edgewater & Canal Flats.

Change not in the cards, valley votes back incumbents

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by


Steve Hubrecht
Pioneer Staff
Unofficial results are in for this past weekend’s municipal elections, and the valley has voted resoundingly to keep things the way they are, with incumbents returning to office in every race.
In the only mayoral race in the valley, incumbent Canal Flats mayor Ute Juras beat challenger Dean Midyette 200 votes to 83 votes. For Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Area F, incumbent director Wendy Booth held off newcomer Andrea Dunlop, 396 votes to 252.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to continue representing the residents of Area …

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Mixed reaction to Swansea trail work

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by


By Steve Hubrecht
Pioneer Staff
With considerable progress in recent months, work on upgrades to the Mt. Swansea trail is almost complete. Those vounteers involved are calling the project a big success. The changes, however, have upset some hikers, with complaints centred around sections of the old trail being decommissioned.
“There are few easily-accessible challenging hiking trails and this one (the old hiking route up Swansea) was one of the best. I find it really sad that it has to be decommissioned. I don’t see why the old trail and new trail can’t …

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Local youth centre to benefit from artists’ creativity

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by


By Stephen Lebovits
Effusion Art Gallery
Light Up is upon us and with that comes Effusion’s annual Christmas fundraiser.
Now in its fifth year, gallery owner and resident artist Heather Cuell has gathered a contingent of her creatives to hand paint one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments for the holiday season. Selling for $35 per bauble, each piece is unique, coming from artists across Canada.
This year’s proceeds are again being donated to the Invermere Summit Youth Centre, whose raison d’être is to offer the valley’s younger residents a safe, fun place to meet and hang out, …

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2014, November 21 – Online edition

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LUCKY GUESS — Former LWA program co-ordinator Kirsten Harma presents the T-shirt prize to the 2013 Catch the Freeze winner, Steve Levitt. File photo

Catch the freeze before it’s too late!

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


By Megan Peloso
Lake Windermere Ambassadors
Enter the “Catch the Freeze” Contest to win a Gerry’s Gelati gift certificate and an “I Love My Lake” T-shirt!
Only $2 per guess — all you have to do is guess when Lake Windermere will freeze over this year. The lake is officially frozen when edge-to-edge ice is judged from Rushmere, Windermere, and Fort Point to Lower Lakeview Road. Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft will make the final call. The first to guess the correct date will be deemed the contest winner, and will be featured …

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Cheers

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


to our Invermere Fire Department. What a skilled, professional, competent group. Nice job on the derelict house on 10th Ave.

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Cheers

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to the Fairmont Resort Wine Fest organizers! It was our first one and certainly not our last! Food was delicious, samples of wine outstanding and hospitality was first class! Well done!

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Cheers

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to Tim and Sandi for their amazing and generous spirits. We all appreciate your help!

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Jeers

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


to the flu not being a four letter word.

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2014, November 14 – Online edition

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


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A group of men stand in front of the Legion Clubhouse log building in the early 1920s, joined by a child and a dog (in front). It’s thought the men in the photo are Jack Buchhani, B.G. Hamilton, Bill Seaton and Mr. Thompkins. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .	      
Photo (A1423) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Gathering at the legion

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Cheers

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to Shawn, you are a good egg(plant)…see, you are purple too!

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Jeers

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to anyone who thinks that egging homes on Halloween is funny.

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Cheers

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to the DTSS boys senior soccer team players and coach. Congratulations on winning the East Kootenay finals November 1st in Creston and now representing your school at provincials in Vancouver November 17th . Good luck and best wishes to you all!

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Cheers

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


to Daria and Adrienne, what a delicious dinner at Christ Church Trinity. And to all the volunteers. The next one is when?

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Cheers

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to Barbara Cote for having the courage to make a difference.

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Cheers

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to Three Voices of Healing for your Accreditation with Exemplary Standing. Keep up the great work!

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Cheers

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


to the cold weather. Do you think it will get cold enough for the lake to freeze so we can all do some wide-open skating before it snows? Wouldn’t that be great!

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Cheers

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to Sam and Pauline on their 57th anniversary. We appreciate everyone who came to celebrate with us.

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Cheers

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to the Wine Fest shuttle driver for driving my brother and his guests down to his home in “The Meadows”, in Fairmont. Thanks for not leaving them alone to find their way home in the dark. You went ‘beyond’ by making sure they got home safely!

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