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Ernie Schneider (holding the sign) listens as Federal NDP candidate Wayne Stetski (left) speaks out against Bill C-51 at a protest at Pothole Park on Saturday, April 18th, claiming it’s excessive and unncessary. According to Conservative MP David Wilks, he’s wrong.  Photo by Nicole Trigg

BUTTING HEADS OVER BILL C-51

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by


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Fried Chicken Cafe

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In an effort to be proactive and prevent uncontrolled summer fires caused by smokers, management of the Green Acres Mobile Home Park on Highway 93/95 north of Invermere asked the Radium Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department to do controlled burning on the weeds in a nearby ditch that runs alongside the highway on Monday, April 13th.

Photo by Breanne Massey/Inset by Nicole Trigg

Orderly inferno

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by


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Art from the heart

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by


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There is no information on file about this photo of the Royal Canadian Legion Windermere District Branch building with the Cenotaph nearby. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A2) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Legion log cabin

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by


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CAFFEINE CREATIVITY

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Invermere golf course

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In this image dated 1989, a much younger-looking Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac and Corporal Grant Simpson give the thumbs up after arresting several members of the public who were apprehended for unlawfully appearing in public in their pyjamas. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
File photo courtesy of the Columbia Valley Pioneer

Pyjama pat down at the cop shop

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by


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RCMP Corporal Shaun Begg and his old timers hockey team, the Kaslo AfterBurners, captured the attention of national media with their helihockey photos — taken here in the valley. 
Photo by Rick Wiltse

As Canadian as it Gets

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by


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This isn’t the first time an
owl has claimed the coveted Pioneer cover. Hans Furher captured this beautiful bird of prey poking its head out of a tree on Founder’s Ridge at Panorama Mountain Resort,
winning the prize of an Alpine Club of Canada overnight hut stay for the February Look
Outside photo contest.
Find out more about the
contest by visiting
www.wildlookoutside.com.
Photo by Hans Furher

Owl spotted

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by


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The Invermere Hotel in 1935 with the old liquor store on the right. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.	      Photo (A287) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Historic hotel

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by


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A prominent figure in Invermere’s history, Maud Hamilton (one of the characters in the locally-produced operetta The Visionary and the Ghost of Pynelogs who was featured in last week’s Pioneer story “The Man Who Knows and his angel”) had a younger sister, Dr. Mary Crawford, in Winnipeg, who was a member of Manitoba’s Political Equality League. The League formed in 1912 and successfully lobbied for women’s right to vote and run for office, making Manitoba the first province in Canada to give women full political rights in 1916. This photo depicts the presentation (in Winnipeg on December 23rd, 1915) of the League’s petition that paved the way. Dr. Mary Crawford is pictured in the front row on the left. She eventually moved to Invermere, where she lived, died and is burried. Wikipedia Photo

In honour of International Women’s Day, March 8th

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Closing day of the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships at Panorama on Tuesday, March 10th was action-packed,  a choreographed pyromusical fireworks display.  Photo By Dan Walton

Fantastic Finale

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Famed mountaineer Conrad Kain tends to his cabbage patch at his Wilmer home circa 1923. Photo courtesy of the Windermere Valley Museum

CONRAD’S CABBAGES

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by


By Pat Morrow, President
Conrad Kain Centennial Society
In order to help put the finishing touches on the major renovation work that has been done by many hard-working volunteers on the Wilmer Community Hall over the past year, the Conrad Kain Centennial Society (CKCS) is in the process of preparing a pair of historic panels that will be mounted in the entrance corridor this spring.
The first panel will list a chronology of Wilmer’s evolution as a town and give a feel for who some of its original residents were. We are especially interested in receiving …

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An original, musical romp through Columbia Valley history (featuring a local cast of nine including, left to right, Brian Fenerty, Merry Eastbrook and Thomas Eastbrook) is in store for theatregoers when The Visionary and the Ghost takes to the stage at Pynelogs Cultural Centre from March 11th to 15th. 
Photo by Dan Walton

THE VISIONARY and the GHOST

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by


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Maud Hamilton (third from the left) is featured in the historical story “The Man Who Knows and his angel” on page 14 of this week’s Pioneer. Writer Dorothy Isted believes this group of women to be Invermere’s Knitting Brigade, which was started by Maud and Lady Elizabeth, the wife of Randolph Bruce. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C511) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

The Knitting Brigade

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by


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The IPC World Championship is set to take Invermere by storm this weekend. Canadian paralympic athlete Mac Marcoux and his guide  Robin Femy shred the slopes (above). Photo by Marcus Hartmann

When the whole world comes to town

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Parading south on Invermere’s main street

Posted on February 27th, 2015 by


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At Radium’s annual Winterfest held on Saturday, February 14th, the winners of the indoor curling event were the Radium Rockets — the village council team. Left to right are councillors Tyler McCauley and Ron Verboom, mayor Clara Reinhardt, and councillor Todd Logan. Photo by Kristin McCauley

Radium rocks

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Shelan Verge (left) and Coreen Duncan pose with Bill Cropper, Bernie Thiesen and patient Jim McKay at the Invermere & District Hospital while dishing out a healthy dose of festive spirit with the Valentine’s Photo Booth they created. The booth was up in various locations around the hospital this week and will be in Columbia House next.
 
Photo by Dan  Walton

HEART-STOPPING HEALTH CARE

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by


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