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GETTING LITERAL FOR THE LEGACY TRAIL

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date is the store and gas pump at Coldstream Campground. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (A350) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Camping convenience

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by


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DERBY DAMES

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date,  a group of Girl Guides appear to be sitting in a wagon. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (A295) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A group of gals

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by


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New roost for resident ospreys

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by


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Bank of Canada circa 1915

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by


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The Slow Food Canada National Summit kicked off in the Columbia Valley on Wednesday, April 6th and David Thompson Secondary School chef training students  (including Georgia Moneo, right, holding the “slow” bread) did their part by preparing a total of 600 appetizers with locally sourced products. The summit, hosted by Slow Food Columbia Valley, runs until Sunday, April 10th at locations throughout the valley. Visit www.slowfood.ca for details.

Photos by Breanne Massey

SLOW FOOD

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by


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In this image circa 1950, a gas station and a car are pictured at the Invermere Crossroads. The gas station was called the Crossroads Service Station (Imperial) as well as the Information (AAA) Bureau. Also pictured is the #4 sign on the highway. The photo was taken by Hal Bavin. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A529) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Crossroads captured in 1950s

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by


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CATCHING AIR

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by


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In this image, dated between 1914 and 1937, is a double winged building with three chimneys that was the first hospital in Invermere (now Pynelogs), located on 10th Street. An arched sign lines the top of the entrance gate of what was called the Windermere District Hospital. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (A532) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

First hospital

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by


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The Columbia Valley Swim Team picked up a number of first place ribbons at the Cranbrook Meet on March 12th and 13th.  The team, from left to right, are Kendyl Kruger, Ashley McDiarmid, Devin Woodworth, Blayke Butler, Hannah Goldsmith, Luis Cesteros, Isabella Hull, Taylor Lightfoot and Emmy Butler (in pink up front). 
Photo by Amy Foidart

Making waves

Posted on March 25th, 2016 by


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Nothing is recorded about this historical photograph but the scene appears to be of Lake Windermere with the townsite of Invermere in the background. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo (C976) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Curling on the lake

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by


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Olivia Gibson of Calgary does a spread eagle jump in the moguls competition on Sunday, March 13th during the  Kootenay Freestyle Classic at Panorama Mountain Resort last weekend.  Panorama Freeride Club photo

FREESTYLE FINESSE

Posted on March 18th, 2016 by


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Golden Secondary School student Chelsea Langan (left) and David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) student  Megan Eugene joined the Columbia Valley Metis Association’s Kitchen Party at DTSS on March 2nd that drew a crowd of about 75, who enjoyed a traditional Metis meal of stew and bannock as well as live fiddle music, spoon playing, a jig lesson and dancing.  Photo by Breanne Massey

Old tyme tradition

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by


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In this photo, a well is being dug at Windermere for Sinclair Craig. He was an early day resident of the small town and the picture could have been taken before 1920. The men are, left to right, well digger (name unknown), Sinc Craig, Bob Chisholm and Charles Crook. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com. Photo submitted by Ray Crook

Well diggers in Windermere

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by


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So Long, Sarge

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by


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In this image with no date, a man stands outside in the winter while aiming a gun outside of Billy Dempster’s cabin. If you have any more information, email us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.
Photo (C949) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Man Aiming Gun

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by


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GROCERY GRAB

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by


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A group of valley kids enjoy a winter toboggan ride in this undated image. If you have any information please contact us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo C1024 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Toboggan time

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by


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Snow angel heaven

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by


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