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Christmas concerts in the valley

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Gone Baby Gone: The end of a legacy

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


By Erin Knutson
Special to the Pioneer
Interpersonal experiences have been slowly phased out for the new world of digital, which isn’t so new anymore. With the advent of digitizing, Netflicking, video on demand, the emergence of Redbox, and the various streaming channels of entertainment content, the last of an old tradition is disappearing.
Invermere’s Gone Hollywood is sadly closing its doors after 24 years in business.
Jason and Thora Harvey have been in the film business for over two decades, and value the loyal customers they’ve had over the years. Currently packing …

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RENO’D AND READY — The new Invermere location for Bishop’s Book Cafe has undergone weeks of renovations.  Photo by Greg Amos

Bishop’s turns the page on old thrift store location

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


By Greg Amos
Special to the Pioneer
An established book store is following the flow of the Columbia River to a new home in Invermere, and putting an elegant new lustre on a well-loved retail space.
After several weeks of extensive renovations, Bishop’s Book Cafe is set to open at the former Invermere Hospital Auxiliary thrift store space at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 20th.
“The renovations took six weeks; the many people who used to shop at the thrift store won’t recognize it,” said owner Andrew Watt. “Most people in Invermere have …

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Cheers

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to Rod at Valley Foods for going out of his way to help me when I came into the store in need of a special battery. You are always such a nice fellow and this time you went above and beyond!

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Cheers

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to DTSS for letting us use the cafeteria and to the Custodians for cleaning up our mess. Also to the gentlemen that were at the school for the Metis’ presentation that helped us carry the poinsettias in and to all that purchased poinsettias from us. To all of you, your help was greatly appreciated.

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Cheers

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to Donna, Dave and Shawn at the Fairmont Airport. We want you and everyone to know how much we appreciate your professional assistance while we were at the Fairmont Airport. Your willingness to help, your knowledge, and your concern solved a difficult situation on a very cold day. We will see you again on a warmer day.

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Cheers

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Massive Cheers to Constable Frank for his help in dealing with a very concerning matter. His quick action, expertise and diligence were the cause of a very quick solution and it left me very impressed!

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No reason not to support Jumbo

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
After reading Steve Tersmette’s letter looking for any reason to allow Jumbo (The Pioneer, December 12th issue), I have searched long and hard to find any reason to stop it.
He mentions the voting public being ignored, but our last Regional District of East Kootenay and Invermere council elections showed the anti-Jumbo candidates receiving the least amount of votes. Clearly they are not the majority. After starting four successful businesses in
Invermere over the last 45 years, I have found the vast majority of business owners are pro-Jumbo!
Reasons against? …

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Cheers

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to the Rockies Hockey Team. You boys were awesome for coming to the community hall on Nov. 20th to help set up tables and chairs for ICAN’s Raise The Woof fundraiser. Sorry about the fire alarm and having to send you out early, but your help was much appreciated just the same.

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In this image, dated 1922, three buildings in a winter scene represent the George Geary Farm and Blacksmith Shop; it was later known as the Lakeside Hotel, owned by H.E. Richardson and his father. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com Photo (A110) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A Winter Wonderland, 1922

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Cheers

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to Anne Marie for a great membership drive for the Fairmont Hot Springs Community Association. Great job getting people involved.

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Cheers

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Massive cheers to Zach from Zach Fast Tile for getting me unstuck, calming me down AND driving me all the way to Panorama… even though he just drove down the mountain in a blizzard. You’re the definition of “wonderful person”.

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Cheers

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to the grade 8 girls volleyball team for kicking the grade 8 boys volleyball team’s butt. Girls rule, the boys drool!

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Cheers

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to Sue Bradley for volunteering countless hours to coach the DTSS Bantam Boys volleyball team!

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Cheers

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to the ‘woodman’ on the main street in Wilmer. Love the seasonal fashion changes!

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Cheers

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A huge cheers to the ladies at the library! Although I was only part of the team for a short while you made me feel welcome and part of the ‘family’. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

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Cheers

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to Claire, who definitely brightened up her neighbor’s day with her yummy gift.

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Cheers

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to Tiffany from Thredz. They said I looked stunning!

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Cheers

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to the Invermere Fire Department for coming in and making sure everything was safe for the event.

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2014, December 19 – Out & About

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


Friday, December 19th
• 1 p.m.: Duplicate Bridge at Invermere Senior’s Hall, every Wednesday and Friday $2. Everyone welcome.
• 2 p.m.: Summit Youth Centre (SYC), Come join us for snowshoeing.
• 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, December 20th
• 9 – 10 a.m.: Copper Point Resort, breakfast with Santa. Please book ahead at 250-341-4000.
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Copper Point Resort, pictures with Santa.
• 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Santa’s Cabin …

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