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In an effort to be proactive and prevent uncontrolled summer fires caused by smokers, management of the Green Acres Mobile Home Park on Highway 93/95 north of Invermere asked the Radium Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department to do controlled burning on the weeds in a nearby ditch that runs alongside the highway on Monday, April 13th.

Photo by Breanne Massey/Inset by Nicole Trigg

Orderly inferno

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by


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Art from the heart

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CAFFEINE CREATIVITY

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RCMP Corporal Shaun Begg and his old timers hockey team, the Kaslo AfterBurners, captured the attention of national media with their helihockey photos — taken here in the valley. 
Photo by Rick Wiltse

As Canadian as it Gets

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by


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This isn’t the first time an
owl has claimed the coveted Pioneer cover. Hans Furher captured this beautiful bird of prey poking its head out of a tree on Founder’s Ridge at Panorama Mountain Resort,
winning the prize of an Alpine Club of Canada overnight hut stay for the February Look
Outside photo contest.
Find out more about the
contest by visiting
www.wildlookoutside.com.
Photo by Hans Furher

Owl spotted

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by


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Closing day of the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships at Panorama on Tuesday, March 10th was action-packed,  a choreographed pyromusical fireworks display.  Photo By Dan Walton

Fantastic Finale

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by


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An original, musical romp through Columbia Valley history (featuring a local cast of nine including, left to right, Brian Fenerty, Merry Eastbrook and Thomas Eastbrook) is in store for theatregoers when The Visionary and the Ghost takes to the stage at Pynelogs Cultural Centre from March 11th to 15th. 
Photo by Dan Walton

THE VISIONARY and the GHOST

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by


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The IPC World Championship is set to take Invermere by storm this weekend. Canadian paralympic athlete Mac Marcoux and his guide  Robin Femy shred the slopes (above). Photo by Marcus Hartmann

When the whole world comes to town

Posted on February 27th, 2015 by


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At Radium’s annual Winterfest held on Saturday, February 14th, the winners of the indoor curling event were the Radium Rockets — the village council team. Left to right are councillors Tyler McCauley and Ron Verboom, mayor Clara Reinhardt, and councillor Todd Logan. Photo by Kristin McCauley

Radium rocks

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by


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Shelan Verge (left) and Coreen Duncan pose with Bill Cropper, Bernie Thiesen and patient Jim McKay at the Invermere & District Hospital while dishing out a healthy dose of festive spirit with the Valentine’s Photo Booth they created. The booth was up in various locations around the hospital this week and will be in Columbia House next.
 
Photo by Dan  Walton

HEART-STOPPING HEALTH CARE

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by


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Youngsters not old enough to play in the BC Pond Hockey Tournament in Invermere last weekend were more than happy on Saturday, January 31st to enjoy the camaraderie of this year’s event. 
Photo by Dan Walton

POND PARTY POSSE

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by


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Ethan McGregor and Sheldon Lindsay from Copper Point Resort indulge in their own crab bisque with corn bread during Taste of the Valley at Kinsmen Beach on Friday, January 23rd as part of the Snowflake Festival. Photo by Dan Walton

TASTERS OF THE VALLEY

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by


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RIBBON-CUTTING RESISTANCE

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The Columbia Valley’s new ‘Winter in Motion’ festival starts on Saturday, January 3rd with a big celebration of the Whiteway’s World Record title for longest ice skating trail. The outdoor party is planned for Kinsmen Beach, pictured here on Monday, December 29th when crowds — including  Diana Crombie and her stylishly bundled dog Charlie Murphy  (inset) — were out enjoying a plethora of winter activities on the frozen lake. Photos by Dan Walton

‘Winter in motion’ kicking off

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To help Santa deliver Christmas to everyone in the valley, volunteers from the Columbia Valley Christmas Bureau sorted an overwhelming amount of community donations into gift hampers for families and individuals to pick up from the Invermere Community Hall on Thursday, December 18th. 
Photo by Dan Walton

HELP FOR THE H0LIDAYS

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by


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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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