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Moving time, 1945

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by


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BARBERSHOP BIKERS

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In this image from the 1950s, a finely dressed Millie Joseph sits atop a horse. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C1396) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Traditional regalia

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by


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Putt ponderance

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power play

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by


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Local photographer Bonnie-Lou Ferris captured this image of a bald eagle parent and chicks last week and expressed concern about the plastic bag in the nest. Ms. Ferris pointed out that eagle chicks, like other wildlife, can easily choke on such bags and  encouraged residents to pick up any they see lying around. 
Photo by Bonnie-Lou Ferris

Eagle Eye

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by


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The valley’s first motorhome, 1939

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by


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Guests and residents alike got to enjoy beautiful sunny weather during the Victoria Day long weekend. Temperatures rose above 20 degrees, bringing many people to the  beaches, golf courses and parks. Photo by Kevin Nimmock

Sunny May Long weekend

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by


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This undated image shows a man tilling up a garden near Pynelogs, an old-fashioned counterpart to reporter Kevin Nimmock’s shot of the Pynelogs heritage garden taken earlier this week (see page 2). If you have any information, please contact us. Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Tilling the soil

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by


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Historical Lens

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by


The Pioneer’s Historical Lens feature on page 6 continues to generate regular feedback and historical facts from our readership. The information provided to us is recorded by the WindermereValley Museum and added to the archives, so thanks to everyone who is able to contribute to this ever-evolving community history project.

October 3rd Historical Lens
I am sending information about the photo in the October 3rd edition of the Columbia Valley Pioneer.
This is a picture of my great-grandmother Beulah Palmer (Nee: Sherman). She was born in March of 1856. She was married to Ezra …

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A paddler basks in the late afternoon sun on a guided evening Columbia River trip from Radium to Edgewater on Monday, May 4th as part of the Wings Over the Rockies bird festival. For more festival coverage, see pages 20 and 21. 
Photo by Kristin McCauley

Padding Paradise

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by


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Although this submitted historical photo isn’t local to the Columbia Valley, it does shed some light on Columbia River history that is relevant to everyone living in the Columbia Basin region. Jim Hearn (left) and John Walbeizer (right) hold up giant Chinook salmon caught in the Salmo River in the late 1930s. Many Kootenay streams boasted spawning salmon like these prior to completion of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State in 1941, which blocked the huge salmon from swimming further up the Columbia River into Canada. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo courtesy of the The Columbia River Round Table

When salmon swam the Salmo River

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by


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Two groups of men in cars stop for a fun photo on the Horsethief Creek Bridge. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A118) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Bridge barricade

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by


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Budding builders

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Every year, the Rotary Club of Invermere names a Citizen of the Year, and this year the honour has been bestowed upon Doug Leibel, whose tremendous community volunteer efforts are outlined in the story on page 10. 
Photo by Breanne Massey

ROTARY RECOGNITION

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by


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On a horse with no name

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by


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Ernie Schneider (holding the sign) listens as Federal NDP candidate Wayne Stetski (left) speaks out against Bill C-51 at a protest at Pothole Park on Saturday, April 18th, claiming it’s excessive and unncessary. According to Conservative MP David Wilks, he’s wrong.  Photo by Nicole Trigg

BUTTING HEADS OVER BILL C-51

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Fried Chicken Cafe

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by


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In an effort to be proactive and prevent uncontrolled summer fires caused by smokers, management of the Green Acres Mobile Home Park on Highway 93/95 north of Invermere asked the Radium Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department to do controlled burning on the weeds in a nearby ditch that runs alongside the highway on Monday, April 13th.

Photo by Breanne Massey/Inset by Nicole Trigg

Orderly inferno

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by


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Art from the heart

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