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

Jumbo Rally

Timeline of Jumbo Glacier Resort

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


1982 – A regional tourism study jointly funded by the provincial and federal governments identifies the Upper Jumbo Valley as an ideal area for an international-scale destination ski resort.
1990 – Pheidias Project Management Corp., a company headed by renown ski resort designer Oberto Oberti, discusses the idea of a year-round ski resort in the Upper Jumbo Valley with the B.C. Ministry of Lands and Parks.
1991 – Pheidias, on behalf of a consortium of investors called Glacier Resorts Ltd., formally submits a proposal for the resort to provincial government under the …

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St. Eugene's Mission

Memories from residential school survivors

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


The winding road to St. Eugene Mission
The last corner of the winding road that led to the brick building many First Nation children recognized as the St. Eugene Mission residential school near Cranbrook was known to roughly 5,000 students total as “Crying Corner.”
Beatrice Stevens was one of those students who was forced into an aggressive assimilation approach to diminish First Nation traditions in Canada for a total of nine years — except for one year when Ms. Stevens temporarily attended David Thompson Secondary School while her father was temporarily …

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Local Aboriginal leaders react to report findings

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


By Breanne Massey
Pioneer Staff
Light has been shed on one of the darkest chapters in Canada’s history book, but that might not be the end of the story.
The devastating realities of the 382-page summary of the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report has triggered applause, tears, support and criticism from First Nations communities across the country.
Shuswap Indian Band chief Barb Cote looked over the recommendations from the recently released report.
Ultimately, she believes that education about residential schools and health care recommendations to use healing centres were the most relevant …

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Jennifer Roberts-Olsen and Becky Olsen

Celebrating same-sex marriage

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


By Breanne Massey
Pioneer Staff
The decision to get married was easy for Becky Olsen and her wife, Jennifer Roberts-Olsen.
The Columbia Valley couple worked together at Backcountry Jack’s in Radium Hot Springs after university almost seven years ago.
The duo chose to get married at Grizzly Ridge behind CastleRock about two years ago, after Becky proposed to Jennifer in front of the fireplace at an intimate gathering with their friends.
“We have a functional relationship,” said Jennifer. “We just happen to be two women, and nobody ever leaves the seat up (on the …

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to the anti-Jumbo groups. It should be interesting to see how our local economy plays out now with the new NDP Government in Alberta.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


once again to Dave and Dianna at Rainbow International Restoration. You know what good deed you have done and we want you to know that you’re the best!

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2015, June 26 – Out & About

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


Friday, June 26th
• Summer at Panorama opening weekend. Start with the Mile 1 Express for downhill mountain biking & hiking, the pools & waterslides, PanoKids camps and more.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Invermere on the Lake Art Walk, every Friday. For more information visit theartwalk.ca .
• 5- 8 p.m.: Effusion gallery hosts the new work and demo by Connie Geerts and Karyn Chopiks trunk show.
• 6 p.m.: SYC Karaoke Night.
• 6 p.m.: Spring into summer with dancing and steak sandwiches with band FreeLee at Invermere Legion. $15/person. Reservations recommended. …

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to the ‘real’ strawberries now available in town from Saunders farm and Valley Foods for promoting them. The flavor is heavenly and puts those California berries to shame! Go eat, pray for more and love them.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to Tom H. for rescuing two damsels in distress who were hopelessly lost.

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Cheers

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to Rick and Ron at Radium Gas Plus for getting the “college” car up and running so quick. Your customer service was superb!

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to the RCMP, Invermere Fire Department, and the Forest Fire Initial Response Team! The EMP Grade 1 (and K) classes enjoyed learning about your work and loved the activities you organized for us. Everything you do for us is appreciated.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to only in Invermere moments, such as watching the Painted Turtle who wandered up from Dorothy Lake attempt to steal third base at Wednesday’s Little League game. Awesome!

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CHEERS

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


TO PATRICK for a wonderful JOB WELL DONE, on the Radium fun days held last week.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


A big Cheers to the gentleman on Sat. June 13th who was so kind to pay for our meal at Mr. V’s! Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

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vol12issue26

2015, June 26 – Online edition

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to Kerri at Valley Foods for her excellent customer service. I appreciate you helping me on Thursday with my order of chicken cordon bleu and for being so patient with my indecisiveness. You rock!

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to Canfor for a great pancake breakfast at the Best of Brits car show/Radium days on Saturday. You are a great asset to our community.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to Myrna Moulton of Top Crop for putting together our special order of flowers and for loading them in our trailer. The flowers are beautiful and I am a happy customer. Great service.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


to captain Larry Ballard and the Men’s Club team from The Radium Course for their razor thin victory over the team from Windermere.

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Cheers

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


and more Cheers to the stranger who helped me into Chisel Peak Clinic recently, you shine girl!

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