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

Police ready for protests on road to Jumbo

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


By Nicole Trigg
Pioneer Staff
Columbia Valley RCMP are anticipating anti-Jumbo Glacier Resort protests will once again require their police presence in the Jumbo Valley when construction on the new highway gets underway.
“I’ve explained to the people who are developing that project that I expect the same type of protests to happen (as last summer), but it might be a little bit more intense because of the deadlines that each side knows,” said Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac. “However, our tactic is not going to change. We will continue to respond to any …

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HEAVENLY EVANS — Kellylee Evans from Toronto will be performing live at the Invermere MusicFest. Photo Submitted

Shiny roster for Invermere MusicFest

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


By Joshua Estabrooks
Special to The Pioneer
As if you needed any more reasons to attend the Invermere Music Festival on Sunday, August 3rd, right? Well, here are a few more, if you haven’t already purchased your ticket. Take a minute and picture the venue, for instance.
Yes, Kinsmen Beach is a public greenspace within the District of Invermere’s boundaries, but where else can you find rolling grassy hills, hot sandy beaches and old growth trees alongside one of the most stunning mountain lakes in the province, all within a hop, skip …

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WEEDED OUT— Volunteers are coming out with guns blazing and a healthy desire for weed pulling to help yank out invasive plants from endangered sights at Sinclair Creek. Photo submitted

Siege on invading plants

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


By Erin Knutson
Special to The Pioneer
The local ecology of the Columbia Valley is under attack from attractive but deadly alien species — invasive plants. Invasives, as they are commonly referred to, are a stubborn nuisance and pose serious issues to the balance and maintenance of a healthy ecological system.
The most pervasive issues involve aquatic areas. “Once these plants have made it to the water— they’re here for good,” commented Todd Larsen, program co-ordinator at the East Kootenay Invasive Plants Council. Importance on treatment, prevention, and early detection are key to combatting …

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District of Invermere needs a dog park

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
There are expectations of responsible dog ownership, and then there’s fascism.
Train dogs to what? Not talk? That’s their language. Barks. And growls. And other guttural noises that comprise their forms of speech, of communication. It’s how they express themselves. It’s how they communicate with humans and other animals. They don’t speak English. They speak Dog.
Yes, dogs are not allowed on the beaches. We dog owners get that. If a dog owner doesn’t get that and takes their dog to the beach, then woe to them. There is a bylaw. …

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


A big cheers to CJAY radio in Calgary for announcing that the Columbia Valley is open for business and Hwy 93 South is open and is not hindered in anyway by the current wildfires burning in Banff National Park. CJAY Rocks!

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


A big HUGE Cheers to Dean S. for being a good Samaritan. Because of you I have air conditioning in my house. Your help was greatly appreciated. PS- hope you enjoyed the cake.

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Jeers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to the parents who encouraged their children to catch the painted turtles at Dorothy Lake. They released them on shore and the turtles promptly returned to the water. Teach your children how to appreciate nature, rather than abuse it. If you require entertainment, seek out a different venue.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to the person who found my phone at No Frills and returned it to me. Your honesty was very refreshing and greatly appreciated.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


200 cheers to the wonderful person responsible for turning in my purse at Gerry’s Gelati with my Farmer’s Market float in it. I am very grateful for your honesty!

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Jeers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to the motor boaters who are still using Mun Lake as their own personal play ground. You are ruining a great swimming and fishing place. Use common sense and take your boat to a bigger lake!

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to the owners of the former Chinese restaurant in Windermere. They’re BACK and open in Cranbrook on the strip. Easy to spot.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to Valerie, Doran and all, you are so pleasant, patient and helpful every time! You make difficult matters much easier to manage! More fudge for you!

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


A heartfelt cheers to Docs Theissen and Zehnder for their skills and compassion, while working in a myriad of hope and sometimes sadness.

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2014, July 24 – Out & About

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


Toby Theatre
• July 29th – August 2nd, 8 p.m.: Rio 2. Also showing August 4th – 9th and 11th-12th.
Friday, July 25th
• 9 a.m.: Introduction to Aquaculture and Aquaponics course at the Community Greenhouse, presented by Groundswell. Build your own small-scale aquaponic system. Two-day course, also July 26th. Registration is available online at groundswellnetwork.ca/events-calendar.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Market on Main, Radium. Every Friday.
• 6 p.m.: Brisco Riding Club’s 20+ years Celebration at the Brisco Riding Arena. Runs July 25th – 27th. Friday, …

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Jeers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to the builder of our complex who supervised the installation of our bathroom window up side down causing water and mold damage. A rookie mistake.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to Bruce and Wayne for all of the hard work they do to make our community look amazing and run smoothly. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and are very much appreciated.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


Huge Cheers to Nature’s Floors in Invermere, no job is too big or small for you! Although we were only re-flooring the inside of our camper, your outstanding customer service for our small flooring job was so pleasantly received. We will not hesitate to recommend your business for all our friends and family. Oh, and the floor looks beautiful!

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to Steve and Jenny Hubrecht for opening your home to us and showing us around your lovely town of Invermere.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to Brenda from All Things Beautiful for her donation to the Thrift Store.

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Cheers

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


to Brad for helping me out. It was very much appreciated.

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