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Crescent hotel growing its green side

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


A Radium Hot Springs couple has been taking significant steps to make the motel they own as environmentally friendly as possible.
Silvia and Bjorn Fahrion have been running the Crescent Motel in Radium for six years and this past July they installed 39 solar panels on their building. They then followed that up by putting in an electric car charging station this month.
“The solar panels and car charger we put in because we wanted to do something for future generations,” Mrs. Fahrion told The Pioneer. “We have always tried to do …

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Trail builder praised

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
May I be amongst the first to commend with the highest possible praise the volunteer trail building work of David Pacey — whom I don’t know, and have never heard of until I read about his upcoming court appearance in this paper the other day (“Unauthorized trail builder faces charges” in the August 19th Pioneer). His public-spirited actions are an inspiration and a sad reminder of what we’ve lost.
May I also take advantage of the opportunity — too perfect to miss — to point out to Parks Canada that …

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to Leah Shoemaker and Simon Helmer for being amazing friends and beautiful individuals! You guys make home feel not so far away.

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Jeers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


It used to be about culture, people and family. Stop putting lipstick on the donkey and start focusing on your most valuable resource…Us!

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to Invermere`s RONA and Home Hardware stores and Fairmont Bigway Foods for your participation in this year`s Columere Park Family B.B.Q. Your contributions and involvement helped make this one of the best Family B.B.Q.’s we have had. Much appreciated.

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Jeers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to drivers who do NOT give the legal 1 metre passing allowance for cyclists on the road. You have passed me more than once with only inches to spare. Share the road – there are a lot of cyclists here.

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to Cody Fuller of CF X-CAVATING and Summit Trail Makers Society for upgrading the access road and parking lot for the Brewer Creek hiking trail. The road is now in great shape and the parking area much larger. Much appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


A huge JUMBO CHEER to Pat & Baiba Morrow for rescuing us when we had a “blow-out” problem in the backcountry last weekend.  You made our day!

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to R.D.E.K. for recognizing the value of Jim Miller’s dedication to the fire service of the valley. It’s about time.

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to those cyclists who obey the rules of the road and ride in single file. And a double Cheers for the motorists who slow down or wait for it to be safe before properly passing cyclists on the road to Panorama where there is no shoulder.

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to Sydney-Anne at AG Valley Foods for being generous and donating a case of plastic bags to the Thrift Store.

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Columbian reggae band De Bruces A Mi had festivalgoers grooving late into the night on Friday, August 19th for the Invermere MusicFest dance party at the Kinsmen Beach Greenspace. 

Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

ROCKIN’ OUT TO REGGAE

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


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2016, August 26 – Out & About

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


Friday, August 26th
• Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club Bugaboo Blast weekend registered clay event. Visit lwdrodgun.com for details.
• Effusion Art Gallery Summer Creative Series featuring artist Caio Paagman. Also August 27th.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 6-12, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Redstreak Campground Theatre until Aug. 27th. Cost $5 per child. Call 250-347-6525.
• 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Artym Gallery Maya Eventov exhibition with artist in attendance from 5 – 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to …

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CHEERS

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


MEGA CHEERS & HUGS to the person who found and turned in my silver hoop earring that I lost at the Music Festival this past weekend!! What a fantastic surprise hearing it was found, much appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


A big Cheers to the R.D.E.K. for having the road to our Canal Flats transfer station paved. It is greatly appreciated by us Canal Flations.

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to the Tomcat that towed us into Hidden Bay on Saturday evening. Your kindness was greatly appreciated! Nice to see that marine etiquette is still alive and well in Windermere. Cheers from the American and enjoy the rest of the summer.

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to all hard working Red Streak campground staff! Jeers to tourists who think those hard working Parks Canada staff make the rules!

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to Zach at the Fairmont RV park. You work your butt off and deserve some recognition.

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Cheers

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


to all my friends for sending me off in great style. To Maureen Brown and Lorna Robitaille for organizing and to Sylvia Robertson for the lovely flower arrangements. To Margaret Dalton for the memory book and for always being there for me. I will think of you often and miss you all.

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Relaxing in Radium

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


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