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The Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Resort was packed to the hilt the night of January 30th for the Support Timmy fundraiser, in support of Peppi’s Pizzeria owner Tim Goldie, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in Calgary. 
Photo by Breanne Massey

GOLDIE RUSH OF SUPPORT

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, two men stand on snowshoes, each holding a gun. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A488) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Snowshoers in the sun

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by


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New Year’s baby arrives

Posted on January 29th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, two  unknown children held up an owl one snowy day. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A588) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Kids with owl

Posted on January 29th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, some outdoors enthusiasts travel through frigid waters on Lake of the Hanging Glacier. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Boat ride at Lake of the Hanging Glacier

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by


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valley rallies for timmy and family

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, a team of skaters prepare for a hockey game. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Historical hockey

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by


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Two hundred ice skaters from 25 clubs will be converging on the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere from January 15th to 17th for the East Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition that’s being hosted by the Columbia Valley Skating Club. Photo by Angela Miller

Figuratively skating

Posted on January 15th, 2016 by


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Let it snow

In this image with no date, Percy Lake stands with a snow shovel in front of several snow-covered structures. If you have any more information, e-mail us at information@columbiavalleypioneer.com.	      
Photo (A366) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Let it snow

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


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The Fairmont Bookies held their annual Christmas Pot Luck Book Club Meeting at Judy Beck’s home. “We were very fortunate to have Elinor Florence author of Bird’s Eye View as our guest. Elinor gave a wonderful presentation and it was greatly enjoyed by all,” said Fran Lapinskie. From left to right are Susan Lawson, Bobbie Charter, Geri Eaket, Fran Lapinskie, Elinor Florence, Liz Usher, Lorna Robitaille, Sylvia Robertson, Heather Buck, Judy Beck, Brenda Callaghan, Bonnie McMillan, Doreen Murray, and not shown, Connie Watson (photographer).

Birds of a feather . . .

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


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Hoilday happenings

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


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On December 24th, 65 skiers and snowboarders wound their way down the slopes at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area for the 30th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks attended by close to 1,000 guests. Ski Area manager Peter Harding, who organized the inaugural Torchlight event on Christmas Eve in 1985 and hasn’t missed one since, was honoured with a huge cake for his 30 years of service. Photo submitted

Touchlight Troubadour

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


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In this image taken in the Columbia Valley, date unknwon, two horses pull a group of people through the snow. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C1084) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Horsedrawn sleigh

Posted on January 1st, 2016 by


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Invermere author Elinor Florence holds an unaddressed envelope that still found its way to her thanks to the help of postmistress Lisa Fossli and the rest of the postal workers at the Canada Post in Invermere. Photo by Nicole Trigg

Small town advantage

Posted on January 1st, 2016 by


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To mark the birthday of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 42 years ago on December 25th, 1972, we at The Pioneer thought it fitting, in our December 25th issue, to include a photograph of Mr. Trudeau taken here in the valley when he was passing through on Sunday, August 13th, 2013. Mr. Trudeau is pictured in Steve’s Place in Canal Flats with his son Xavier and owner Steve Fowler. Mr. Trudeau and his family were the last paying customers before the café was shut down. Photo submitted

Happy birthday Mr. Prime Minister

Posted on December 24th, 2015 by


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This now-famous photo of a moose giving a Subaru a good licking was taken by Invermere photographer Marlene Chabot. It received national attention after Mrs. Chabot submitted it to the CBC. 
Photo by Marlene Chabot

Subaru Smooch

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by


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In this image, taken in 1945, three men take a rest break at the mill site of the Futa Tie Mill west of Invermere. Pictured are Harold Bearham, Bill Fry and Bill Durham. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A540) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Milling about, 1945

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by


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Panorama Mountain Resort opened top to bottom a week earlier on Saturday, December 5th for a Powder Preview Weekend. Bragging rights went to Andrew Brown, Sam Reilly, Cat Feeney and Matt Alport, the first group to load the Mile One quad chairlift. Starting December 11th, the resort is officially open full -time for the 2015-16 winter season. Photo submitted

BRAGGING RIGHTS

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by


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Sue Saunders of Invermere brought two of her chickens to the annual Global Animal Lovers (GALS) Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser. Shania (in red and white) and Ella were just two of the many pets at the Invermere Home Hardware who had their photos taken with Santa (Keith Pawlyshyn) on November 21st and 22nd. 

Photo by Stephanie Saunders

Clucking in christmas

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1972, people lined up at the door to witness the opening ceremony of the Windermere 
District Hospital’s new addition in Invermere. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A523) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Hospital’s opening ceremony, 1972

Posted on November 27th, 2015 by


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