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

Cheers

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by


to the staff at the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Rental shop for kindly outfitting me with ski poles and adjusting my skis for free on “Local’s Day”. It cost a toonie to ski there on Jan 17th for people living in the valley. Great deal!

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Local youth taught how to save in pilot program

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by


By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff

Saving money is a habit that’s easy to procrastinate, and since the importance of financial reserves isn’t driven home through public education, the Family Resource Centre decided to host a free workshop for youngsters on the subject.
In conjunction with FrogskinU — a not-for-profit educational foundation from Calgary — local Grade 5 and 6 students were invited to take part in a financial literacy program at the Women’s Resource Centre in Frater Landing ind downtown Invermere on Saturday, January 17th.
For the past three years, FrogskinU educators have been …

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2015, January 23 – Online edition

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by


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2015, January 16 – Online edition

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Village of Radium weighs urban deer management options

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff
As the District of Invermere continues to be challenged to manage its deer population, the Village of Radium Hot Springs is also considering dealing with a select few.
“Mule deer numbers in Radium are not a huge issue,” said Radium mayor Clara Reinhardt in an email. “(But) we do have a problem with a couple of does who are aggressive with people walking dogs.”
Earlier this month, Village of Radium Hot Springs chief administrative officer Mark Read attended an Urban Deer Management Workshop that was held in Vancouver by …

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BIGGER BREW — Arrowhead's new vats are going to allow the brewery to almost double its production. Photo submitted

Arrowhead brewing doubles up

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


By Steve Hubrecht
Pioneer Staff
Invermere’s Arrowhead Brewery continues to expand at a fast rate, having recently set up four of its five new vats at the brewery and growing its distribution across B.C. and into Alberta.
“(The new vats) will almost double our capacity for fermenting and storage of beer,” said Arrowhead co-owner Shawn Tegart.
Arrowhead’s four new vats, which were custom-built to fit into the brewery, are already installed and the fifth will likely be arriving sometime in the spring. The five vats will be in addition to the 10 the brewery …

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‘THE DEAN’ — Above: Loverboy guitarist Paul Dean on tour in 1986. 
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Loverboy’s guitar star returning home

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


By Erin Knutson
Special to The Pioneer
Local boy and ‘64 David Thompson Secondary School graduate turned international pop-metal sensation Paul Dean — guitar star of the prolific band Loverboy — spoke candidly to The Pioneer about the creative process and inspiration behind the band’s recently released album “Unfinished Business.” The compilation of decades of incomplete work came together when Paul uncovered thirty-five years worth of tracks in various stages.
“It turned out really good. I’m really happy with it. I’d been carrying around all these tapes from ‘79 — demos, lyrics, just …

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Columbia Valley engulfed by endless events

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff
The valley is going to be jam-packed full of events during the final weekend of January.
On the frozen Lake Windermere, outdoor enthusiasts will have to choose between an ice fishing derby, organized pond hockey, and an ugly sweater curling bonspiel. Up at Nipika Mountain Resort, the annual Nipika/Toby Creek Nordic Loppet Weekend will be contesting the valley’s Nordic ski racers.
The Kinsmen Ice Fishing Derby takes place for the 15th year on Saturday, January 31st. The fisherman to net the longest sucker or pike minnow has the chance …

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to Brad Charette. After the recent big dump of snow he stopped on the way to shovel his dad’s driveway and shoveled his 85-year-old neighbour’s too.

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Big Cheers to Wayne and his gang for always being there in a crunch, you made my boy safe and gave me piece of mind. OK Tire always so very kind.

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Jeers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Jeers to the “adults” bickering about Franks Rink. Cheers to the quality of the ice!

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to the person who plowed our driveway.

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to every little snowflake, it’s good to see how many of you there are. Wow!

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to S.K. and L.O. Your help and dedication is appreciated! I couldn’t do it without you two.

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to Marj at BMO. You’re the best!

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2015, January 23 – Out & About

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Friday, January 23th
• 2 – 4 p.m.: SYC. Join us for Snowshoeing.
• 4 – 8:30 p.m.: Snowflake Festival and Taste of the Valley at 6 p.m. at Kinsmen Beach, kick off to Bonspiel on the Lake. Fireworks at 8 p.m.
• 4 p.m.: Curling Bonspiel on the Lake at Kinsmen Beach Invermere. Continues Saturday January 24th and Sunday January 25th. For more information email invermerecurlingclub@shaw.ca
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Climbing wall open at J.A. Laird School every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Birthday parties by appt. 250-688-5228.
Saturday, January 24th
• 5:30 – 6:30 …

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to the Kinsmen beach bath/change rooms. Spotless as usual!

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Cheers to all the volunteers that help with the Minor Hockey Association. Your time and dedication is appreciated.

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Cheers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


A huge Cheers to Reed Campbell, for going above and beyond making sure our daughter got to school safely.

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Jeers

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by


Jeers to the dogs who don’t teach the owners to clean up after them – especially on pathways – you aren’t the only ones walking there! Show some respect for Crown Land!

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