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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


A greatly appreciated Cheer to everyone who has given me amazing compliments, held my hand across the street and hollered at me to slow down my speed walking. I’m amazed that I have not received a speeding ticket yet!

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CHEERS

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the rain. My garden has been missing you this summer! Cheers to the sun, can’t wait to see you again soon. Do come back and play. Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


A huge Cheers to the organizing committee for the recent Edgewater High School Reunion. I cannot imagine the hours and hours of work that must have gone into this very successful event. A special cheers to Anne, Sylvia, Lois, Ben and Janice. Give yourselves a big pat on the back for a job well done!

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Jeers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to bullying and harassment in the workplace that is ignored by the employer, hr staff, union or professional associations rather than “rock the boat”. Workplace bullying is harmful behavior that needs to be addressed immediately rather than allowing it to threaten an employee’s physical and psychological health and/or career.

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the Windermere Dump for having such friendly staff always out to help unload and keeping it so clean and organized.

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the Invermere Rotary Club and all the volunteers for making Loop the Lake such a great race! Give yourselves a big pat on the back. It was my first 10 km but I will definitely see you in 2015.

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Jumbo culture clash

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
In the beginning, according to Kootenay archaeologist Wayne Choquette, the Ktunaxa (Kootenay) peoples arrived as the great glaciers melted. Being gatherers/hunters, they were following the herds into new ice-free lands. Their pre-history territory was far larger in all directions than now. However, after suffering the ravages of the foreigners’ airborne communicable diseases that preceded “contact”, like all indigenous populations, their population was greatly reduced. Ktunaxa survivors all moved close to the Purcell Mountains — at that time, a safe place. They welcomed their distant cousins, the remnant Peigan (Blackfoot), and …

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CHEERS

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the super-friendly and helpful JoAnne and Nancy at Details by JoAnne; Deanna at the Artym Gallery; so many folks at the Saturday market and just about all the places I enjoyed shopping while visiting your lovely community recently! You set the bar high with great customer service. KUDOS to Ambiente! A marvelous shoppe and a superb concept!

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to all the staff at Eagle Ranch Golf Course, and especially Rebecca in the pro shop who so graciously offered her own jacket for my wife to use on a cool wet evening. You set the standard for customer service excellence. We will definitely be back!

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CHEERS

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the motorcyclist who pulled over to help a turtle make it safely across the highway near Fairmont. What a good heart.

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Jeers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to rock thieves that are stealing rock from my quarry.

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to Nick for your enthusiasm and generosity. Our show was a big success in large part to you and to the Heritage House Art Center. It was a wonderful venue for showcasing art.

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the individual who stole my retro green specialized bike outside Buds on Friday but has the chance to return it anonymously to the Station Pub to get karma back on their side.

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Jeers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the people who have been knocking down the road signs in Edgewater. Your energy could be used more wisely. If you have that much time on your hands, maybe try volunteering.

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CHEERS

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the pharmacist and cashier at Pharmasave in Invermere. They waited for us past closing time so we could pick up critical medication for our family member.

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to the Litterbug who threw out their fast food containers along the Highway. I liked the $20 dollar bill and coin that was in it. Jeers to the vast majority who don’t tip! Shame on you!

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to Robin and Jen at the kids Summer Art Camp. A job well done! Hope to see you again next summer.

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In this image, dated August, 1955, Mary Daniel, Arlene Gibbons, Margie MacGowan, Sharon Daniel and Helen Stirling prepare for a relaxing day at the beach in front of the Daniel cabin on Windermere beach. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .    Photo (A1439) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Windermere Beach remembered

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the Historical Lens photo in the August 1st issue titled “A day at the beach, 1955.”
Dear Editor:
This photo brought back many happy memories of my childhood spent at what is now Terravista — then called “Windermere Beach” by my parents, Walter and Eleanor Stoddart, who owned and rented fourteen rustic cabins near the iconic sandhill. The Daniel cabin was located just north of our home on property my dad had subdivided and where he sold lots for as little as $150. 
Despite the …

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Cheers

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


to Sarah and the fabulous team at Fuze Food! You’re all ROCK STARS!

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Cheers

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by


to all the volunteers that supported the Tour of the Arts on August 3rd! As a participating artist I can’t say enough about the excellent quality of volunteer experience and enthusiasm that goes into planning and hosting the tour each year. It’s a great event and one that the Columbia Valley should continue to celebrate annually.

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