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TASTERS OF THE VALLEY

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1930, a bustling First Nations family enjoys an outing on their two-seat buckboard and wagon at Fairmont Hot Springs. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A1428) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Buckboard crossings, 1930

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1926, a travelling family enjoys a scenic view provided by the Banff-Windermere Highway. Anna Bartman (seated on the car), Mrs. Bartman, Betty Bartman and Mr. Bartman braved the frosty winter in their classic Studebaker. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.	      Photo (C2173) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

The Snowbirds of Windermere, 1926

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by


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RIBBON-CUTTING RESISTANCE

Posted on January 9th, 2015 by


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The Columbia Valley’s new ‘Winter in Motion’ festival starts on Saturday, January 3rd with a big celebration of the Whiteway’s World Record title for longest ice skating trail. The outdoor party is planned for Kinsmen Beach, pictured here on Monday, December 29th when crowds — including  Diana Crombie and her stylishly bundled dog Charlie Murphy  (inset) — were out enjoying a plethora of winter activities on the frozen lake. Photos by Dan Walton

‘Winter in motion’ kicking off

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by


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In this image, dated sometime in the 1950s, a bright trio of fastidious women — Mary McLeod, Shelagh Dehart and Naomi Chrona — diligently sort through a plethora of  Christmas trees, according to the colour of the tags. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.	      

Photo (A1039) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Three dames a sorting

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by


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To help Santa deliver Christmas to everyone in the valley, volunteers from the Columbia Valley Christmas Bureau sorted an overwhelming amount of community donations into gift hampers for families and individuals to pick up from the Invermere Community Hall on Thursday, December 18th. 
Photo by Dan Walton

HELP FOR THE H0LIDAYS

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1915, five curious children present their Christmas treasures with the family Christmas tree in the background on the left. From left to right, Henry Hynes, Ellen Hynes, Orin Hynes, Ervin Hynes and Dave Hynes. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A1428) courtesy of the 
Windermere District Historical Society

The five children of Christmas

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by


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Christmas concerts in the valley

Posted on December 20th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1922, three buildings in a winter scene represent the George Geary Farm and Blacksmith Shop; it was later known as the Lakeside Hotel, owned by H.E. Richardson and his father. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com Photo (A110) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A Winter Wonderland, 1922

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


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Discovery launched

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by


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Michael Midyette holds The Pioneer up for a far-off Karli Ozimek to create a fantastic illusion at Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia, landing them the final travel photo cover of the year. The contest is drawing to a close, so get your travel pics in by the end of 2014 for a chance to win a night in a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game generously donated by Travel World in Invermere.  Submitted photo

Tail end of travel contest

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by


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Nothing is known about this image of a woman standing on a deck in the sun with a man in a hat sitting on a low folding chair off to her right. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A134) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Standing in the sun

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by


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MUSTACHE MAFIA

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by


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Christ Church in the ‘50s

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by


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There is next to nothing known about this photograph of two girls and a boy posing for a photograph near the side of a road. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A1343) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Two girls and a boy

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


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Winter has arrived in the Columbia Valley and Toby Creek is legendary to look at before it is completely covered in snow. Photo by Dan Walton

Toby Creek enchantment

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by


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Vintage view

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by


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Dr. Justine (known as Gus) Harris stands at a table circa 1969. Dr. Harris received her Doctor of Education in 1969 and worked as a counsellor during the 1970s. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.      
Photo (A1414) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Doctor of education

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by


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A group of men stand in front of the Legion Clubhouse log building in the early 1920s, joined by a child and a dog (in front). It’s thought the men in the photo are Jack Buchhani, B.G. Hamilton, Bill Seaton and Mr. Thompkins. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .	      
Photo (A1423) courtesy of the Windermere District 
Historical Society

Gathering at the legion

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by


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