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Thanks to the infectious encouragement by  Sheberdean & the Postmistress vocalist Sylvie Power, children had no qualms about strutting their stuff in front of the stage at the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater on Saturday, July 25th.  Photo by Andreas Dyballa

STRIKE A POSE

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1911 or 1912, the water tower, school and St. Andrews Church are visible in the middle section of the south Wilmer townsite. Water from the water tower was run through underground wooden pipes to all the houses in town. In the foreground is the Barbour home and the photo was taken by Dorothy Barbour. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A264) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Southern Wilmer, 1911 or 1912

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A competitor gets airborne in the Whip & Style Jump Jam on Saturday, July 18th during the BC Cup/Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race event at Panorama Mountain Resort that ran from July 16th to 19th.   Photo by Breanne Massey

FLIGHT FOCUSED

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1912, only the identities of Mrs. Sandilands (front row, second from left), James McKay  (front row, third from left), Mrs. Arthur Taylor (front row, fourth from left), Donald McLeod (back row, third from right) and Harry Munson (far right) are known. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A262) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Group shot in Wilmer, 1912

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In this image, dated 1900, Hope Brewer poses at a farm in Fairmont, holding a rifle and standing beside a saddled horse. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C146) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Hope Brewer with rifle, 1900

Posted on July 17th, 2015 by


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Wino

Soiree style

Posted on July 17th, 2015 by


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Water wizard

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Harry and George, dateless

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by


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In this image, dated 1928, students from Invermere School sit with their teacher outside of the school. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A401) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Invermere School students, 1928

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 by


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The EuroBungy was just one of a number of features at Panorama Mountain Resort this past weekend that helped kick off the resort’s summer season, which started Friday, June 26th. Photo by Katie Watt

Airtime adrenalin

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Moving time, 1945

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BARBERSHOP BIKERS

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In this image from the 1950s, a finely dressed Millie Joseph sits atop a horse. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C1396) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Traditional regalia

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Putt ponderance

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power play

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by


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Local photographer Bonnie-Lou Ferris captured this image of a bald eagle parent and chicks last week and expressed concern about the plastic bag in the nest. Ms. Ferris pointed out that eagle chicks, like other wildlife, can easily choke on such bags and  encouraged residents to pick up any they see lying around. 
Photo by Bonnie-Lou Ferris

Eagle Eye

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by


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The valley’s first motorhome, 1939

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by


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Guests and residents alike got to enjoy beautiful sunny weather during the Victoria Day long weekend. Temperatures rose above 20 degrees, bringing many people to the  beaches, golf courses and parks. Photo by Kevin Nimmock

Sunny May Long weekend

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by


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This undated image shows a man tilling up a garden near Pynelogs, an old-fashioned counterpart to reporter Kevin Nimmock’s shot of the Pynelogs heritage garden taken earlier this week (see page 2). If you have any information, please contact us. Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Tilling the soil

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Historical Lens

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by


The Pioneer’s Historical Lens feature on page 6 continues to generate regular feedback and historical facts from our readership. The information provided to us is recorded by the WindermereValley Museum and added to the archives, so thanks to everyone who is able to contribute to this ever-evolving community history project.

October 3rd Historical Lens
I am sending information about the photo in the October 3rd edition of the Columbia Valley Pioneer.
This is a picture of my great-grandmother Beulah Palmer (Nee: Sherman). She was born in March of 1856. She was married to Ezra …

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