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Invermere-born mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker Pat Morrow, snapped this Pioneer travel contest photo at 4,700 metres in a Wakhi shepherd’s yak corral after a mid-summer snowstorm in the Shimshal Pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan earlier this month. 
Photo by Pat Morrow

A pioneer in high places

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1941, the Canadian Women’s Training Corp. stand at attention in their classic attire, in front   of a field just south of Christ Church Anglican. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com . Photo (A1449) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Women in uniform, 1941

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


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Youthful hearts

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1926, a group of school children have their class photos taken on the steps of their school in Athalmer, Invermere. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (1873) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

The school children of Athalmer, 1926

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


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In this image dated 1959, Maud Rumsey (owner of the Skookum Inn) enjoys an old fashioned cup of tea in her kitchen at the Skookum Inn, which is currently located in Windermere. If you have any more information, please email us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Just a cup of tea at the Skookum Inn

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by


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Geoffrey Melvill-Jones worked on the development of aircrafts for the British Army during the Second World War, measured the effects of gravitational force during the advent of the jet engine, and assisted with NASA in its infancy; and the 91-year-old pilot recently completed a week of training at the Invermere Soaring Centre. Photo submitted.

DEFYING GRAVITY

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by


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In this image dated 1928, an Invermere soccer team poses with a trophy. In the back row (left to right) are [unknown], Oswald Young and Jack Kimm; in the centre row are William (Bill) Lee, T. N. Weir and Tom Gallagher; and in the front row are [unknown], Fred Cutts, Phil Rose, Murray (Maurice) Calcutt, Frank Jones, Bud (Ernest) Lee and Harry Archer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (A1415) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Soccer in Invermere circa 1928

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by


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Canada Day hipster

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by


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This curious little squirrel was a common sight for golfers at Hole #1 on the Radium Resort course during the Ram into Summer Golf Tournament on Monday, June 23rd. Photo by Kirstin McCauley

A squirrelly spectator

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated the early 1930s, a girl sits on horseback at the C.G.I.T. Horseback Camp where Dave Nixon was a guide, with several other horses and a building in the background. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (A1447) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Horseback camp in the early 1930s

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by


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District of Invermere councillor and Rocky River Grill owner Justin Atterbury (left) seals the deal with Groundswell Community Network executive director Bill Swan on their recent fish tank transaction. The tank, donated by Rocky River Grill to Groundswell, made its way to the Community Greenhouse on Monday, June 16th. Photo by Erin Knutson

Tank traders

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated June 21st, 1933, a solitary Ford is being driven through flood waters down the main street of Athalmer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Recalling the flood year of 1933

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by


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Carson Tomalty leads the boys in the 100-metre breaststroke on Sunday, June 8th during the first annual Columbia Valley Otters Spring Invitational at the Radium Hot Springs cool pool. Photo by Ian Griffin/ ipgstudios.com

RADIUM POOL RACING

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by


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Riders gallop along at full tilt in dusty pursuit of horse racing glory during a 1950s stampede at the Invermere Crossroads. The custom-built judge’s box is visible in the background at the far end of the field. If you have any information about this photo, please email us at info@cv-pioneer.com  Photo (A1375) submitted by the Windermere District Historical Society

1950s Stampede time

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by


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Travel tales

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by


Travel World, our local travel agency in Invermere, has generously donated a night at a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game to the winner of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest.
Simply take a copy of The Pioneer with you on your holidays, take a photo, send us a copy and have it published in The Pioneer. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office, #8, 1008-8th Ave. …

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORD-BREAKING!

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by


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CGIT Horseback Camp in the early 1930s

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This image, dated the mid-1920s, was taken after the cenotaph donated by Sir Robert Randolph Bruce in memory of those who died in World War I was unveiled. Lady Byng (walking away in white hat) did the honours while Reverend F.B. Atkinson held the service. Mr. Bruce is standing with the wreath. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (A1425) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Invermere remembers World War I

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by


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The music program at Windermere Elementary School — previously run without instruments — is set to flourish after receiving 25 ukeleles from local non-profit Windermere Valley Musicians Who Care. Photo by  Nicole Trigg

Miniature minstrels

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by


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Pioneer travel miles

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by


Travel World, our local travel agency in Invermere, has generously donated a night at a Calgary hotel and two tickets to a Calgary Flames game to the winner of our annual Pioneer Travel Photo Contest. Simply take a copy of The Pioneer with you when you are away on holidays, send us a copy and have it published in The Pioneer. At the end of the year, we will draw the winning name. Submit your photos online at www.columbiavalleypioneer.com, email them to info@cv-pioneer.com, or drop by our office, #8, 1008-8th …

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