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The Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Resort was packed to the hilt the night of January 30th for the Support Timmy fundraiser, in support of Peppi’s Pizzeria owner Tim Goldie, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in Calgary. 
Photo by Breanne Massey

GOLDIE RUSH OF SUPPORT

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by


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New Year’s baby arrives

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valley rallies for timmy and family

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Two hundred ice skaters from 25 clubs will be converging on the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere from January 15th to 17th for the East Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition that’s being hosted by the Columbia Valley Skating Club. Photo by Angela Miller

Figuratively skating

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by


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On December 24th, 65 skiers and snowboarders wound their way down the slopes at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area for the 30th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks attended by close to 1,000 guests. Ski Area manager Peter Harding, who organized the inaugural Torchlight event on Christmas Eve in 1985 and hasn’t missed one since, was honoured with a huge cake for his 30 years of service. Photo submitted

Touchlight Troubadour

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


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Invermere author Elinor Florence holds an unaddressed envelope that still found its way to her thanks to the help of postmistress Lisa Fossli and the rest of the postal workers at the Canada Post in Invermere. Photo by Nicole Trigg

Small town advantage

Posted on January 1st, 2016 by


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This now-famous photo of a moose giving a Subaru a good licking was taken by Invermere photographer Marlene Chabot. It received national attention after Mrs. Chabot submitted it to the CBC. 
Photo by Marlene Chabot

Subaru Smooch

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by


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Panorama Mountain Resort opened top to bottom a week earlier on Saturday, December 5th for a Powder Preview Weekend. Bragging rights went to Andrew Brown, Sam Reilly, Cat Feeney and Matt Alport, the first group to load the Mile One quad chairlift. Starting December 11th, the resort is officially open full -time for the 2015-16 winter season. Photo submitted

BRAGGING RIGHTS

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by


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Sue Saunders of Invermere brought two of her chickens to the annual Global Animal Lovers (GALS) Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser. Shania (in red and white) and Ella were just two of the many pets at the Invermere Home Hardware who had their photos taken with Santa (Keith Pawlyshyn) on November 21st and 22nd. 

Photo by Stephanie Saunders

Clucking in christmas

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by


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On Friday, November 13th, students in the Discovery Trades program at Invermere’s College of the Rockies campus wrapped up construction on several deluxe garden sheds, which will be sold to raise money for the Columbia Valley Rockies. Pictured, left to right, are Erik Bialkoski, Tristan Morgan, Drew Lehr, Eric Eugene  and instructor Mark Knudsgaard.  Photo by Nicole Trigg

Trades talent

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by


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A newly configured Cenotaph Park in Invermere was the centrepiece of a community-wide Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday November 11th. Many individuals, businesses and organizations paid their respects by laying wreaths at the foot of the monument commemorating those who have died protecting Canadian values. For photos of the Invermere, Canal Flats and Edgewater ceremonies.
Photo by Nicole Trigg

We remember

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by


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Lions president Claude Oram (second from left) presents a cheque of $100,000 to Rockies president Graeme Anderson, flanked by captain Colton Sandbox (left) and alternate captain Nigel Swab (right) during the first intermission of the Rockies home game on October 31st . The Lake Windermere  Lions had challenged the Rockies to raise $100,000  by December 2015, which they said they would match. Photo submitted

Lions lend a hand

Posted on November 6th, 2015 by


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Last weekend’s Monster Mash Dash attracted plenty of merrily costumed participants, including these hula dancers.  Photo submitted

Festive fall fun

Posted on October 30th, 2015 by


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The Kootenay-Columbia riding has a new NDP MP, Wayne Stetski (left), who narrowly beat Conservative incumbent David Wilks (right) in the October 19th election.  Photo submitted

Political Shuffle

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 by


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Honouring Earl

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by


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Doing the honours

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by


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The “I Will Walk” fundraiser for Forrest Campbell that was held at Panorama on September 26th drew a huge crowd. Forrest suffered a spinal cord injury in March while skiing and funds raised will go towards his rehabilitation and making his home wheelchair accessible.  Forrest is pictured with his mother Kathy Campbell in the inset photo; the main photo is of his wife Cassie holding up a t-shirt custom-designed for the event. Photos by Breanne Massey

FORREST-FEST FUNDRAISER

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 by


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The Blues Brothers Too tribute act returned to the Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show & Shine at The Springs in Radium on September 18th and 19th. 
Photo by Kristin McCauley

ON A MISSION FROM GOD

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by


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Cycling for kids with cancer

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by


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Dancing in the rain

Posted on September 11th, 2015 by


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