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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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Rest in peace

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by


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Invermere-born mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker Pat Morrow, snapped this Pioneer travel contest photo at 4,700 metres in a Wakhi shepherd’s yak corral after a mid-summer snowstorm in the Shimshal Pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan earlier this month. 
Photo by Pat Morrow

A pioneer in high places

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


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Youthful hearts

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


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Geoffrey Melvill-Jones worked on the development of aircrafts for the British Army during the Second World War, measured the effects of gravitational force during the advent of the jet engine, and assisted with NASA in its infancy; and the 91-year-old pilot recently completed a week of training at the Invermere Soaring Centre. Photo submitted.

DEFYING GRAVITY

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by


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Canada Day hipster

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This curious little squirrel was a common sight for golfers at Hole #1 on the Radium Resort course during the Ram into Summer Golf Tournament on Monday, June 23rd. Photo by Kirstin McCauley

A squirrelly spectator

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by


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District of Invermere councillor and Rocky River Grill owner Justin Atterbury (left) seals the deal with Groundswell Community Network executive director Bill Swan on their recent fish tank transaction. The tank, donated by Rocky River Grill to Groundswell, made its way to the Community Greenhouse on Monday, June 16th. Photo by Erin Knutson

Tank traders

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by


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Carson Tomalty leads the boys in the 100-metre breaststroke on Sunday, June 8th during the first annual Columbia Valley Otters Spring Invitational at the Radium Hot Springs cool pool. Photo by Ian Griffin/ ipgstudios.com

RADIUM POOL RACING

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by


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GUINNESS WORLD RECORD-BREAKING!

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by


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The music program at Windermere Elementary School — previously run without instruments — is set to flourish after receiving 25 ukeleles from local non-profit Windermere Valley Musicians Who Care. Photo by  Nicole Trigg

Miniature minstrels

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by


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WEARING JEANS FOR THE CURE

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COLUMBIA WETLANDS WONDERMENT

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FEATHER FEST FINESSE

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