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DTSS grad works the trigger at CERN

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


A former David Thompson Secondary School student with a penchant for physics is now working at world’s largest particle collider in Switzerland and France.
Savanna Shaw finished high school in the valley in 2004 and now spends most of her days working “on the trigger” (as she calls it) as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)’s Large Hadron Collider. She’s quick to downplay her job, which she’s had for the past year and a half, as being a lot of writing computer code and meetings, but does concede that it’s …

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Jeers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to the person in a grey 2-door pickup truck with high sideboards in the box. I witnessed you driving way too fast and coming awfully close to 2 cyclists on the west side road. Speed kills.

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BLAZE BATTLER — Taylor Reidlinger has been a firefighter for two years. She moved to Invermere this year to work with one of the town’s three four-person crews.  Photo submitted

Local firefighters working hard to maintain safety

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


By Kevin Nimmock
Pioneer Staff
So far this year, crews from the Southeast Fire Centre have fought 387 wildfires, more than any of the province’s five other Fire Centres.
Often, only the largest fires reach public attention because the smaller flames are defused in a day or two. It takes a dedicated crew of firefighters to make sure those small fires don’t spread, keeping the public safe without them even knowing about the danger.
Taylor Reidlinger is one of twelve firefighters based out of Invermere. She is in her second year on …

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TOP ACT — Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash with his band The Deadcoast are this year’s headliners at the Invermere MusicFest.  Photo submitted

Invermere MusicFest prepares exciting lineup

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


By Katie Wallace
Special to the Pioneer
A family-oriented festival in a stunning summer destination, the Invermere MusicFest — taking place on August 22nd and 23rd — offers entertainment and activities for all ages. Anyone looking for a fun, laid-back, and funky festival needs to head to Invermere this summer to enjoy music by up-and-coming Canadian and local talent in the picturesque location of the Kinsmen Beach Greenspace with Lake Windermere as a backdrop.
“This festival is a two-stage event with talent that just keeps getting bigger and better every year,” said Jami …

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Jeers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to our neighbours who don’t appreciate our “natural” approach to managing our lawn. Do you realize how much water you waste when you leave your sprinkler on all night?

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Cheers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to Roger and Trez for knocking some dead wood down so we could see the light! Great work, fellas!

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Thanks to the infectious encouragement by  Sheberdean & the Postmistress vocalist Sylvie Power, children had no qualms about strutting their stuff in front of the stage at the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater on Saturday, July 25th.  Photo by Andreas Dyballa

STRIKE A POSE

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Cheers

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to April Trapp for inspiring ideas and awesome creativity – you are certainly doing what you were meant to do! Design Cents just make sense!

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2015, July 31 – Out & About

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


Friday, July 31st
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, $2. Everyone welcome.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Radium’s long weekend Music and Market on Main, July 31st – August 1st. Music on Main starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.radiumhotsprings.com for details.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk from June 19th to Sept. 11th every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Artym Gallery shows Branko Marjanovic exhibition.
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Jeers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to the family and relatives of seniors in residential care who do nothing but complain, whine and bad mouth the facility and its workers. You do not appreciate nurses and health workers who look after your family member when you cannot look after them yourself. Ever wonder why less and less people would like to work in a senior home? It is because of individuals like you. Shame on you.

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Jeers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


A huge Jeers to our local conservation officers. Went camping last week and next to us the young group had a fire. Called it in, and NOTHING was done. Our word against theirs. How’s that for a kick in the teeth, too lazy to do their job. I guess a fire ban doesn’t mean you can’t have a fire, just means don’t get caught.

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Cheers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to me because I’m perfect!

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2015, July 31 – Online edition

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Jeers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to Main Road, which apparently has the contract to cut the weeds along our highways and secondary roads. It has not been done. It’s a mess and dangerous in some areas with restricted vision.

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Jeers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to the weeds on the sides of the highways, especially on the Panorama Highway. It’s not only unsightly but, it’s extremely dangerous as you can’t see animals grazing and it’s very hard for
cyclists to ride on the narrow shoulder when the weeds are so high!

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Cheers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


to the kind and honest person who handed in my wallet that I had left in the cart at Valley Foods.

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CHEERS

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


Huge and well deserved CHEERS to both papers for your open and honest analysis of government actions and initiatives, regardless of political party. A free, open and critical press is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy.

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All debates lead to Jumbo

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


Dear Editor:
Firstly, I commend the paper for printing Jamie Fisher’s letter criticizing your perceived political bias, although the 200-word-plus Editor’s Note bespokes “thou doesn’t protest too much!”
I don’t really notice a political bias, but that may be as I hold the same views (left wing).
I do, however, see a huge anti-Jumbo bias, as do all my friends who own businesses, create jobs and want Invermere to prosper after the 20 or so recent business closures.
A prime example is the past issue where the ONLY decision in 12 …

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Cheers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


A HUGE CHEERS to Local View Printing for your generosity and amazing design work! CHEERS!

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Cheers

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


Double Cheers to all those responsible in the Village for the fabulous flowers in town, I’d thought we’d go downhill after Sandra left the contract, but it’s gotten better every year! Cheers again.

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