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Composting craze

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


By Nicole Trigg
Pioneer Staff
The community composting craze is finally catching on in the East Kootenay thanks to Groundswell and the regional district. Now, those of us who are avid recyclers, who flinch each time we see a plastic container or aluminum can in a garbage can, can rejoice at the fact that even more waste will be making its way into a more efficient disposal stream where it can be reused, instead of being rendered useless in a landfill.
Prior to moving to the Columbia Valley, I lived in Squamish and …

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Heavy-handed backcountry policing

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
I would like to shed light on an issue that is occurring in our backcountry that is unfair and disturbing to the individuals involved. First, let me provide some background material.
My father was always very much an outdoorsman and as long as I can remember he would take our family camping/fishing/hiking on almost every weekend and holiday possible. One of his favorite spots was back in the “Findlay Creek” area and he first started taking us there in the late 1950s.
My Dad is now in his early …

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Big praise for small-town politician

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
A key responsibility of any political leader is to listen to the concerns of all constituents followed by working hard to find a common ground upon which everyone can take steps forward. My experience with Gerry Taft is that he is a good listener, that he respects opinions that differ from his own, and that he is able to focus on the big picture.
Regarding values, I know that Gerry is committed to supporting his family, to maintaining Invermere as the heart of the region, and to …

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2016, July 22 – Out & About

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


Friday, July 22nd
• Invermere Ballfest, Slo-Pitch fundraising event at Invermere Crossroads organized by Invermere Lions Club. This year’s proceeds going to the Westside Legacy Trail. Visit ballfest.ca for details. Runs until July 24th.
• Horizon Unlimited Mountain Madness. Invermere’s first time hosting this off-road, competitive, motorcycle navigation challenge for teams of 2-4 bikes. Visit horizonsunlimited.com/humm/humm-info. Runs until July 24th.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 6-12, runs July 1st through August 27th on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Redstreak Campground Theatre. Cost $5 per child. Parents …

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Focus on the socio-economic reality

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
Economic viability is based on producing a needed product or service. This is what provides jobs and supports, through taxes, community services. Reading current comments and articles, this seems to be a foreign concept.
Civic organizations talk about government money for a consultant to formulate a sustainable, green plan based on “relaxation”.
Hey, I thought “relaxation” was about putting your feet up on the sofa and watching TV. Not much economic stimulus in that.
An MLA candidate’s main emphasis is opposing positive economic opportunities and supporting more government. I see …

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Open invitation to blacksmiths

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
I have been asked to do a small Blacksmith Demo at the Agri Park by the Crossroads this coming Sunday. Well, OK, but how about if we make it a demo by a few amateur blacksmiths?
Like I will show you mine if you show me yours? Could be fun and may be entertaining. I will bring a few anvils and forger plus a “Show and Tell” table. Bring your favourite hammer and maybe project, please?
Gunner Jorgensen
Invermere

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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Scott Postlewaite at Invermere Electric for the outstanding service.

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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Karen, Monica and their helpers for the beautiful flowers at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. A joy to see for the regular swimmers each morning. Keep it up.

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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Barb at Selkirk Cellular & Office Supplies! Customer service extraordinaire!

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2016, July 22 – Online edition

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Toni at BMO for going “above and beyond” when helping her clients.

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In this image dated 1912, Bob Tegart sits on top of a horse in front of the Fairmont Store. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A1003) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Boy and his steed

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to The Pioneer for being a great community paper, but also, Jeers to The Pioneer for yet another Princess Elsa article. Enough already. Please.

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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Dennis for paying it forward.  You made a blue Monday much brighter.

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A competitor keeps her eyes on the race course while in mid-air during a practice run on Saturday, July 16th at the Panorama  Bike Park. The bike park hosted the BC Cup/Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race last weekend, attracting almost 200 riders. 
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Focused flying

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


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Jeers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to the racist comment made by a employee at a local business!! Shame on you!

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Jeers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Gratuity Tips included in my restaurant bill. We pay for service – poor service equals poor pay. Some servers make or earn more than others. What is wrong with that? That is how to get good at what you do. I don’t think servers should put it all in one pot and then divide – not fair to the good ones. If the cooks are to get part of their tips, well that is another story.

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Jeers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to the local condo board that allows sprinklers to run every night for 8 hours in spite of all the rain! I was told by board members that “we’re on a flat rate and it doesn’t cost us any more.” I emailed the property manager several times to turn the water off and her answer was: “I take my direction from the board.” Huge Jeers for that!

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Cheers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to Golden Upholstery for excellent, fair, prompt, professional service upholstering our trailer and Cheers to The Pioneer for featuring them as a new business.

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Jeers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


to 5-foot high weeds on the sides of the highway north of Radium. They camouflage the lurking deer really well.

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