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Invermere resident Ray Crook submitted this photo that was taken in 1915. It is a picnic group of mostly Homesteaders gathered together at Macleod Meadows in what is now Kootenay National Park. At that time, the Province of B.C. had built a road from Radium up Sinclair Creek and over the Sinclair Pass. This was the start of what became the Banff-Windermere Highway. There are a few children in the group. Mr. Crook’s four-year-old brother Charles is sitting in front of his mother Annie Crook. The other children may belong to Walter and Esther Nixon who had a Homestead at Kootenay Crossing. Mr. Crook recently turned 98 — Happy (belated) Birthday!Photo courtesy of Ray Crook

Happy homesteaders

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by


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(Left to right) Aidan Guest, Andrew Dehart, Dylan Guest and Leo Webster donned mustaches for Crazy Soles’ annual Movember Mile on Saturday, November 26th. The run raises awareness for men’s health issues and 
prostate cancer. See page 20 for more photos.
Photo by Eric Elliott

Movember Misters

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Roasting marshmallows over an open fire was the perfect way to start Invermere’s Light Up Celebration for (left to right) Chyael Tan, Anisha Waite, Makayla Tan, Kalista Pruden, Liliana Foster and Avalyn Foster. 
Photo by Kattie Watt

Marshmallow mob

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


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In this image dated 1929-30, Alf and Molly Laird stand outside their house at Lake Lillian. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (C957) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Winter is here

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


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In Remembrance

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Hay Harvest

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In this image from 1970, a ski racer makes his way to the bottom of Panorama Mountain. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (C1028) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Racing down the slopes!

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by


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Masha Stich (left), Lenny Stich (middle) and Venessa Cortat dressed up as SWAT team members for their night of Trick or Treating this Halloween. More photos from Halloween and the community Park of Horrors can be found on page 28.

Photo by Eric Elliott

Kid Cops

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by


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In this image from 1922, a Native woman is on horseback with a child in travois behind the horse at a gathering for the opening of the David Thompson Memorial Fort at Fort Point. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo C185 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society.

Fort Point gathering

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by


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A slew of zombies, including (left to right) Kylee, Kerry and Larkin Farrell, were spotted in downtown Invermere on Wednesday, October 22nd as part of the Summit Youth Centre’s Zombie Walk. The group of undead walked to Kinsmen Beach from Pothole Park collecting donations for the food bank along the way. 

Photo by Katie Watt

Zombie Zeal

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Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks demonstrates part of his technique for glassblowing in front of spectators during one of three demonstrations on Saturday, October 8th as part of the glass studio’s 28th Annual Thanksgiving Show of Appreciation.

Photo by Eric Elliott

A glass act

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by


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In this image from 1945, people watch as armoured vehicles pass by for the Victory Loan Drive in Invermere. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A498) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Armoured parade

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, the CIBC at the corner of 7th Ave. and 14th Street awaits the rest of downtown Invermere to be built. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A316) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Banking away

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by


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Hatted up for Oktoberfest

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Hikers on this year’s edition of Panorama Mountain Resort’s annual Ridge Walk enjoy an autumn wonderland of fiery larch trees. The resort  held the popular hike twice this  September.
Photo by Stephan Malette

Lovely larch

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, two groups pose for a photo on the Horsethief Bridge just past Wilmer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A3118) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Just hanging out

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by


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Fall fashion

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


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In this image from the 1940s, Ang Atchison (left) and Lloyd Watkins (right) are on the mower and tractor in Brisco at the Watkins farm. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A318) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Old time mowing

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by


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The sound of hand drums welcomed a canoe brigade to Kinsmen Beach on Saturday, September 10th as part of the annual Columbia Salmon 
Festival. 
Photo by Marlene Chabot

Salmon song

Posted on September 16th, 2016 by


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In this image from 1919, school children celebrate 50 years of Confederation. Pictured are Margaret and Tom Walker (straw hat) along with Kitty Walker (girl with white hat behind boy) and George Walker (boy behind the boy second row from the front).  If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A150) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Back to school!

Posted on September 16th, 2016 by


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