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Discovery launched

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


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Michael Midyette holds The Pioneer up for a far-off Karli Ozimek to create a fantastic illusion at Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia, landing them the final travel photo cover of the year. The contest is drawing to a close, so get your travel pics in by the end of 2014 for a chance to win a night in a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game generously donated by Travel World in Invermere.  Submitted photo

Tail end of travel contest

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by


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MUSTACHE MAFIA

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by


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Winter has arrived in the Columbia Valley and Toby Creek is legendary to look at before it is completely covered in snow. Photo by Dan Walton

Toby Creek enchantment

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


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Vintage view

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by


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Cenotaph Park in Invermere set the scene for Invermere’s annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th. Ceremonies also took place in Canal Flats and Edgewater. 
Photo by Dan Walton

Cenotaph commemoration

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


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Valley resident David Goldsmith  shares the story of how his grandfather’s First World War service resulted in the wrong initial on the headstone at his gravesite. Pictured here is the War Medal presented by King George V that Mr. Goldsmith’s grandfather received for fighting on behalf of Britain and the accompanying  documentation indicating who the medal was awarded to. Photo by Nicole Trigg

FIRST WORLD WAR MYSTERY

Posted on November 7th, 2014 by


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Lenni (left) and Masha (right) Stich’s antics for the camera make mom Tomaz break out in laughter at Invermere’s Monster Mash Dash event on Saturday, October 25th. 
Photo by Dan Walton

Hippy Halloween!

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by


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The efforts of more than 25 volunteers this past weekend helped Wildsight’s Lake Enid Restoration Project reach another milestone. As of Sunday, October 19th, the 150-metre long boardwalk at the southeast side of the lake is now finished.  Photo by Pat Morrow

LAKE ENID EVOLVES

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by


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Local photographer Joe Lucas holds the August 22nd issue of The Pioneer under the Milky Way as seen from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Another noteworthy travel contest photo to make the front cover, one made even more special as Mr. Lucas’ own photography of Farnham Creek is what graces the cover he’s holding. Photo by Joe Lucas

Pioneer space travel

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by


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Children of all ages celebrated Oktoberfest traditions in style, sporting colourful face painting designs and enjoying animal balloon-making demonstrations at the fun-filled  festival that took place in Invermere on Saturday, October 4th.
Photo by Erin Knutson

Oktoberfest art

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by


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Logan Bezaire helps to collect flowers for the Windermere Valley Child Care Centre on Flower Picking Day – Monday, September 29th – 
when the youngsters were taken around Invermere to collect flowers to 
share with each of their parents. Photo by Dan Walton.

Building bouquets

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by


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David Thompson Secondary School students were all smiles when B.C. public schools re-opened on Monday, September 22nd after B.C. teachers reached a negotiated settlement with the provincial government last Thursday, ending the teachers’ strike that delayed the start of the 2014-2015 school year by two weeks. Photo by Erin Knutson

School’s in session

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by


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The Columbia Salmon Festival on Saturday, September 13th was a feast for the senses with live music, kids’ activities and First Nations storytelling and dancing at Kinsmen Beach followed by a wild salmon barbecue and pow wow in Windermere at the Akisqnuk band office facility. This young dancer was one of many who entranced spectators with their traditional 
head-to-toe regalia. Photo by Erin Knutson

SALMON SOLDIER

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by


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The Pioneer celebrates 10 years in print on Tuesday, September 16th. In recognition of this milestone, Pioneer staff — past and present — share their favourite memories in this special anniversary issue.

Photo by Nicole Trigg

Delivering news for a decade

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by


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Columbia Valley teachers were back on the picket line on the morning of Tuesday, September 2nd, which normally would have marked the start of the school year , but the continuing labour dispute between the B.C. government and  teachers ‘ union  is keeping public schools throughout the province closed. 
Photo by Dan Walton

Education Impasse

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by


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Farewell Friend

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by


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This beautiful vista was taken just below the toe of Farnham Glacier.  The visible stream is one of many that come off of the Glacier and help start Farnham Creek.  The three large peaks to the right are Mt. Hammond, Mt. Farnham and Mt. Peter.  

Photo by Joe Lucas

FARNHAM CREEK FLOWERS

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


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Orange crush

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by


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Achim Purschwitz of Radium took this striking family portrait of Mergansers in the Columbia River wetlands at Athalmer, winning a Look Outside photo contest prize for July. Visit www.wildlookoutside.com to learn more about the year-long contest and different ways to participate through social media at #wildlookoutside. 

Photo by Achim Purschwitz

Meandering merganers

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by


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