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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

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by


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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

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by


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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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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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