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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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Ca$ino Ca$h

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by


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Opening up shop!

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by


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In this image dated 1910, three men stand with three horses and a dog in front of a stable in Athalmer. The stable is the old livery stable and the men are William Percival (Percy) Lake, Frank Nicholson and Red Glemo (or Clemo). If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A631) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

In front of the horse hotel

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by


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George and Marla Oliver of Invermere recently came across this scene on a visit to the Invermere transfer station. See page 7 for their letter to the editor and page 10 for a news story about plans to bear-proof the transfer station located in the Industrial Park. Photo submitted

bagged lunch

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by


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Columbian reggae band De Bruces A Mi had festivalgoers grooving late into the night on Friday, August 19th for the Invermere MusicFest dance party at the Kinsmen Beach Greenspace. 

Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

ROCKIN’ OUT TO REGGAE

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


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Relaxing in Radium

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, Athalmer, before the railway was built, is depicted. Most of the buildings are close to the Columbia River. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo of Ray Crook

Early days

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


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Jim Miller with the Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service has been recognized for a decade of community service in his role as fire chief. 
Photo submitted

IT’S MILLER’s TIME

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, a car is stopped on a road overlooking Athalmer. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (C258) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Car with a view

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by


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A couple of happy participants in the 21st annual Loop the Lake on Saturday, August 6th keep their spirits high by running with headphones. The community running event featured a 10-kilometre and half-marathon course, as well as a new five-kilometre course for the first time. 
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

MOTIVATED BY MUSIC

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by


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The 2nd annual Art in the Park livened up Pothole Park in Invermere on Sunday, July 31st with an outdoor art market and performances by local musicians. Dennis Driscoll, who creates wood furniture and decor out of forest byproducts, was one of the artists selling their creative wares. Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

FOREST FURNITURE

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by


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New Arrivals

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by


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Mexican Poker, a rodeo game won by being the last person at the card table after a bull is released into the arena, was one of several events featured at the 18th annual Bull Riding in the Rockies in downtown Invermere on Friday, July 22nd. Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Upping the ante

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, children Harry and George are playing in miniature wagons fashioned out of boxes for presumably mine explosives. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (C64) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Miniature wagons

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by


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In this image dated 1912, Bob Tegart sits on top of a horse in front of the Fairmont Store. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (A1003) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Boy and his steed

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


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A competitor keeps her eyes on the race course while in mid-air during a practice run on Saturday, July 16th at the Panorama  Bike Park. The bike park hosted the BC Cup/Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race last weekend, attracting almost 200 riders. 
Photo by Nikki Fredrikson

Focused flying

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by


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