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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the Mulholland families. Get your party hats on, have an super valley visit, and make it home safe and sound.

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the 2 pick up trucks on a busy weekend that completely blocked the boat launch by parking their trucks in the path the entire day thinking it is a beach. Leaving the rest of us with nowhere to launch our watercrafts or even get to our watercrafts, which are moored in the water there. The handicapped sticker is not an excuse to block a narrow road and create your own beach spot. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Kinsmen and James Chabot beach has plenty of parking and beach …

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the Skookum Inn for getting ice cream set up. My girlfriend would have broken up with me without it.

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the guy in the lederhosen that ran around The Springs clubhouse after Germany’s World Cup win.

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to my new clutch. May it manifest in the form of quick cash equaled to parts and labour…soon!

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Jumbo Road unclarity

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Editor’s note: Part two of this Letter to the Editor will appear in next week’s issue.
Dear Editor:
Nearly all Jumbo articles need some correction to unravel the confusion (intentional or not) that infuses the words from Glacier Resorts Ltd., political wannabes, and provincial ministers or their spokespeople. On page 3 of your July 4th issue is an article that implies that Bill Bennett believes that “…the Ministry of Transport (MOT) is legally responsible for…the road (up Jumbo Creek).” [Editor’s note: In parenthesis should have read “Toby Creek”. The Pioneer apologizes for …

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Can’t have it both ways

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
The article “Provincial ministers visit Invermere, tour Jumbo” (July 4th Pioneer) has left me very confused.
The three ministers came to Copper Point for “a private BC Liberal breakfast fundraiser… after Minister Oakes met with Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality council.” Then they all went on a helicopter tour of the Jumbo Valley. 
The Columbia River-Revelstoke Liberal riding association president Grant Costello (who is also the vice-president of Jumbo Glacier Resort Ltd.) said, “It was a riding event, put on by the Columbia River-Revelstoke riding association and we’re BC Liberals; it’s a private …

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


A big huge Cheers to all the leaders of the Weird Animals Day Camp at the Alliance Church.

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the lady who played the ‘It’s out of courtesy’ card at the boat launch on Saturday. You were right. I left my parking spot to you in a huff. You got a nice parking spot when others with boat trailers had to park far, far away. I hope you pay it forward to someone else one day.

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Canada’s wasted oil profits

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
“Families first” BC Liberals were quick to blow a billion dollars on smart meters, but when it comes to education, and smartening our kids, there is no money. Yet, annually, B.C. taxpayers dish out over a quarter-billion dollars subsidizing private schools — which Christy Clark’s kid goes to. What was the panic for smart meters anyways? Was it just to get rid of nearly 400 jobs? Who pockets those 400 paycheques now? Certainly not hydro ratepayers. 
Federally, it’s more bizarre. Canada exports two-thirds of its oil to the States, while importing half of our oil from other …

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to those of you who won’t get a bona fide job, collect welfare and then work for cash under the table. Then you have the audacity to complain about foreign workers taking all the jobs. You know who you are and shame on you.

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to greedy people who are already publicly paid more than twice the average others get, and still demand more.

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Advice for untrained dog owners

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
Rudeness comes in many forms, and most of us generally try to ignore it. That may be part of the problem, but it feels like a healthier approach than flaring up over everything.
Nonetheless, here is an overdue message to local dog owners. You and your canine aren’t …

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the man who came into the book sale with his suitcase and was very rude and threatening when he left. No more book sales for you buddy!

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CHEERS

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to Horsethief Hideout. I have to tell you, as a resident on Main Avenue in Wilmer, how very much I enjoy your rally weekend! Love the bikes back and forth, their smiles and waves, their beautiful bikes and their friendly attitude. I look forward to this each year. You’re doing a marvelous job:)

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the hostess who was so “busy”, she didn’t even smile much less make myself and my guest feel welcome. The unkempt interior was dismal and dreary as if it had taken on the likeness of the grumpy hostess. We were so glad we escaped for a more welcoming reception from a lovely server.

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


BIG CHEERS to people who leave their cans and bottles in a bag beside the dumpster. They are worth money and a lot of us make a little extra cash with them. Much appreciation!

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Jeers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the people in Wilmer that let their dogs defecate in other people’s driveways/yards. It’s not nice to come home and find a pile of poop sitting in front of my steps or finding surprises in my yard (I don’t have a dog because I don’t want to deal with this crap!). Please clean up after your pets.

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Failure to protect the backcountry bliss of Whitetail Lake

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


Dear Editor:
 
I’m a backcountry enthusiast from Calgary who has been enjoying the pristine beauty of the Columbia Valley for most of my life. I’m mostly an avid fisherman and this has taken me outside of the main valley, allowing me the pleasure of seeing some of the most spectacular places that the East Kootenay has to offer.
In my lifetime (like others who visit the area on a regular basis), I have watched as the area has grown and prospered with the tourism business. The valley has gone through some big …

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Cheers

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


to the Thrift Store for the best game of our Summer, and for only 25 cents!

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