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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

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by


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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

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by


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COLUMBIA WETLANDS WONDERMENT

Posted on May 16th, 2014 by


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FEATHER FEST FINESSE

Posted on May 9th, 2014 by


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Proud Proprietors

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by


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Invermere coffee lovers had the chance to learn how to produce their own gourmet coffee, when more than a dozen enthusiasts joined Jeremy Ho, as the 2012 Canadian Barista Champion put on a coffee-making clinic Manual Brew Methods for Home Brewers at Eagle Ranch on the afternoon of Saturday, April 5th. It was one of several events in a successful debut of the Invermere Coffee Fest. 
Photo by  Erin Knutson

Caffeine king

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by


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Sit-skier Emma Befus, 14, and Panorama Adaptive Sports Society volunteer Catrien Dainard greet  Emma’s family with  a beaming grin and high fives at the bottom of the beginner slope at Panorama last weekend. It was Emma‘s first time ever skiing, a huge thrill for both her and the large crowd of her extended family who cheered her every turn on the way down. 

Photo by Steve Hubrecht

MIRACLE IN MOTION

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by


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With little more than a month to go until the 18th Annual Wings Over The Rockies festival in the Columbia Valley, avian visitors are making their presence known. During their northward spring journey to the Arctic, tundra swans (the specks on the ice in this shot) enjoyed an icy stopover in the Wilmer Wetlands on Tuesday, March 11th. The swans, not to be confused with the similar-looking trumpeter swan, are enjoying the remaining ice patches and the open water in the wetlands. Inset photo: a songbird,  also captured in a shot from Wilmer on February 24th, can be seen as a sign of spring.

Photo by Pat Morrow/www.patmorrow.com; inset photo by  Kim Hutton

FEATHERED FIESTA

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by


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ALL EYES ON THE PRIZE

Posted on March 21st, 2014 by


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NOW STARRING IN SOCHI

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by


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Rockies forward Ryan Henderson empties the tank in a second-period rush up the ice in the Rockies’ final playoff game against Creston Valley last Saturday, March 1st - but it was a case of too little, too late as the Rockies fell 9-2 in the game and were swept in four straight by the Thunder Cats. For Henderson and two other 20-year-old teammates, it was their final game in a Rockies uniform, and the second straight post-season appearance for the team after years of futility.

ROCKIES’ LAST STAND

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by


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From the left, Don McBlain, Matt Krebs, and Dan McLaughlin were awarded with plaques after winning the category of  Mule Deer Typical during the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club’s annual Wild Game Banquet at the Invermere Community Hall. The building was at capacity on Saturday, February 22nd, as those in attendance were eager to take a bite of everything from cougar meatballs to moose meatloaf during the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Photo by Dan Walton

Wild game gurus

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by


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Emergency service crews from around the valley were invited to the Invermere Hospital on Tuesday, February 18th, when one of the teams from Calgary’s Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, better known as STARS, was showing off the single AgustaWestland AW139 in their fleet, which can travel at speeds over 300 kilometres per hour. The air ambulance can reach Calgary from Invermere in roughly 45 minutes. In 2013 alone, 14 missions were carried out in Invermere and one in Canal Flats.  

Photo by Dan Walton

AIR AMBULANCE AUTHORITY

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by


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