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Jim Miller with the Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service has been recognized for a decade of community service in his role as fire chief. 
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IT’S MILLER’s TIME

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


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A couple of happy participants in the 21st annual Loop the Lake on Saturday, August 6th keep their spirits high by running with headphones. The community running event featured a 10-kilometre and half-marathon course, as well as a new five-kilometre course for the first time. 
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

MOTIVATED BY MUSIC

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by


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The 2nd annual Art in the Park livened up Pothole Park in Invermere on Sunday, July 31st with an outdoor art market and performances by local musicians. Dennis Driscoll, who creates wood furniture and decor out of forest byproducts, was one of the artists selling their creative wares. Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

FOREST FURNITURE

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by


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Mexican Poker, a rodeo game won by being the last person at the card table after a bull is released into the arena, was one of several events featured at the 18th annual Bull Riding in the Rockies in downtown Invermere on Friday, July 22nd. Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Upping the ante

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by


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A competitor keeps her eyes on the race course while in mid-air during a practice run on Saturday, July 16th at the Panorama  Bike Park. The bike park hosted the BC Cup/Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race last weekend, attracting almost 200 riders. 
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Focused flying

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


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Local wildlife photographer Bonnie-Lou Ferris recently captured this image of a  super rare white-coloured loon, cavorting with a common loon, in a local lake. 
Photo by Bonnie-Lou Ferris

Opposites Attract

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by


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The Upper Columbia Valley marked the Canada Day long weekend in style, including these acrobatic dancers, who entertained the crowd at the Mountain  Mosaic Festival on Friday, July 1st. See pages 26 and 27 for more photos.
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Oh Canada

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by


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Cultural Connection

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


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On Saturday, June 11th, the community came together to celebrate the life of Tim Goldie, including (left to right) Glen Isted, Rich Paradis, Jeff Woodworth, and Scott Bowley . The street party was enjoyed by all ages with live music, pizza and good company. 
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Celebrating life

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by


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A cozy clutch

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Spills ‘N’ Thrills

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Breaking Ground

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GETTING LITERAL FOR THE LEGACY TRAIL

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DERBY DAMES

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New roost for resident ospreys

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The Slow Food Canada National Summit kicked off in the Columbia Valley on Wednesday, April 6th and David Thompson Secondary School chef training students  (including Georgia Moneo, right, holding the “slow” bread) did their part by preparing a total of 600 appetizers with locally sourced products. The summit, hosted by Slow Food Columbia Valley, runs until Sunday, April 10th at locations throughout the valley. Visit www.slowfood.ca for details.

Photos by Breanne Massey

SLOW FOOD

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by


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CATCHING AIR

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The Columbia Valley Swim Team picked up a number of first place ribbons at the Cranbrook Meet on March 12th and 13th.  The team, from left to right, are Kendyl Kruger, Ashley McDiarmid, Devin Woodworth, Blayke Butler, Hannah Goldsmith, Luis Cesteros, Isabella Hull, Taylor Lightfoot and Emmy Butler (in pink up front). 
Photo by Amy Foidart

Making waves

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by


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Olivia Gibson of Calgary does a spread eagle jump in the moguls competition on Sunday, March 13th during the  Kootenay Freestyle Classic at Panorama Mountain Resort last weekend.  Panorama Freeride Club photo

FREESTYLE FINESSE

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by


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Golden Secondary School student Chelsea Langan (left) and David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) student  Megan Eugene joined the Columbia Valley Metis Association’s Kitchen Party at DTSS on March 2nd that drew a crowd of about 75, who enjoyed a traditional Metis meal of stew and bannock as well as live fiddle music, spoon playing, a jig lesson and dancing.  Photo by Breanne Massey

Old tyme tradition

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by


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