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

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2014, April 18 – Online edition

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Invermere coffee lovers had the chance to learn how to produce their own gourmet coffee, when more than a dozen enthusiasts joined Jeremy Ho, as the 2012 Canadian Barista Champion put on a coffee-making clinic Manual Brew Methods for Home Brewers at Eagle Ranch on the afternoon of Saturday, April 5th. It was one of several events in a successful debut of the Invermere Coffee Fest.
Photo by  Erin Knutson

First Coffee Fest brews success

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Submitted by Lizzie Midyette
Coffee is the perfect beverage to wake up with, a great reading buddy for the afternoon, and a wonderful way to end a dinner out or in with loved ones. Last weekend, coffee aficionados, business owners, and those who are simply coffee-curious attended the very well-received first annual Invermere Coffee Fest, where the Columbia Valley’s thriving coffee culture was celebrated in style.
Everything from the production of coffee and our relationship as consumers with the farmers who grow the delicious beans, to brewing the perfect cup of coffee …

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Two events replacing Relay for Life

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Submitted by Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon
The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting all Columbia Valley residents to join us as we bring two new and exciting fundraising events to the valley. The society, along with its unit and Relay For Life volunteers from around the area, looked at declining relay participation and decided it was time for something new.
“We are excited to be beginning a new chapter of Canadian Cancer Society support in the area,” said Sheila Tutty, Canadian Cancer Society unit volunteer and past leadership chair for …

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2014, April 11 – Online edition

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Cheers

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to the town road crew for their early attention to cleaning our streets.

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Unsightly vehicle meant fun times

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Dear Editor:
After reading the article informing Invermere residents of a new bylaw, which would have B.C. residents’ cars and trucks towed off the town streets if they were deemed unsightly, I looked in my old photo album to see how unsightly my first car was that I owned in 1948.
My three school pals and I cut the roof off of my 1926 Dodge car so we would have an open top car (not a convertible). We were 18-year-old high school boys and spent the summer weekends cruising the summer resorts …

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Cheers

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A WAM full of cheers to Shannon and the staff at Eagle Ranch for pulling off such a great event for our locals artists of the Columbia Valley. Sure hope there is a second annual.

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Invermere coffee lovers had the chance to learn how to produce their own gourmet coffee, when more than a dozen enthusiasts joined Jeremy Ho, as the 2012 Canadian Barista Champion put on a coffee-making clinic Manual Brew Methods for Home Brewers at Eagle Ranch on the afternoon of Saturday, April 5th. It was one of several events in a successful debut of the Invermere Coffee Fest. 
Photo by  Erin Knutson

Caffeine king

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Cheers

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to Darla Spiry for going the extra mile caring for the seniors in the Columbia House. You are truly one of a kind!

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In this image from the mid-1940s, townspeople can be seen socializing outside of the old Invermere Garage, which was located on the north side of 13th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. The shop was owned by Invermere Contracting Co.
	      Photo A1432 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Gauging good times at the Invermere Garage, mid-1940s

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Cheers

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to the entire staff at the Fairmont Ski Resort. Kudos to everyone at the equipment shop office, ski school, lodge and lounge and all the lifties. Everyone there went out of their way to make sure everyone was looked after and always with cheer and smiles even during the stressful busy times. It was our family’s first time with seasons passes but definitely not our last; we appreciate all who made every visit a great experience.

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History bound to be repeated

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Dear Editor
I would like to comment on the raucous exchange that took place in the B.C. Legislature on March 31st. This exchange was between MLA’s Norm MacDonald and Michelle Mungall on one side of the Jumbo Municipality issue and cabinet minister Coralee Oaks on the other side.
In defense of her support for the Jumbo Municipality, Minister Oakes mentioned the Resort Municipality of Whistler and how successful it has been. She neglected however to mention the fact that in early 1983 Whistler was on the verge of bankruptcy and was $27 …

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Cheers

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to the redheaded cleaning lady (super star cleaners?) for reversing my wife’s truck out when she got stuck. I don’t know how it got there either! We will not be putting it in the sheltered parking again!

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Cheers

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to the Fairmont Hot Springs First Responders – Brian and Earl for your professionalism and compassion.

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Cheers

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to the person that made my day, when I saw the big happy face on the side of the building.

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Cheers

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A gigantic cheers to the huge smiley face on the building just going up beside Canadian Tire! Way to make us all smile on our morning commute to work!

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Cheers

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to Fern – you are always there for us.

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Jeers

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to whomever left their child unattended in their car in the Valley Foods parking lot on Tuesday. Use your head!

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Cheers

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A HEART full of cheers to Natalie Ruby and her team of volunteers for installing such a fantastic art show at Pynelogs featuring the art from our local school kids.

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Cheers

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to AG Valley Foods for a great store, great food, great staff and great service.

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