Cheers to all the musicians, volunteers and audience at the 11th Annual Food Bank benefit concert. Thanks to you we were able to raise $1,467 + food item donations and once again make this event another success. Special thanks to L8TE Music for supplying and setting up the sound system and Dave McGrath for being a great MC.Read More...
By Kelsey Verboom
Canfor Corporation has reached out to the Village of Radium Hot Springs’ mayor and council, asking for their support of a project that would improve the chances of reopening the town’s currently shut-down mill.
Radium’s mill, which is owned by the forestry giant, has been inoperative since 2009.
Following on the heels of a deal that saw Canfor purchase the Canal Flats and Elko sawmills from Tembec, Canfor’s Alistair Cook, senior vice-president of the company’s wood product operations, wrote to the Village of Radium to explain a green-energy project …
By Kate Irwin
A pair of coyotes spotted in Kootenay National Park are causing concern for Parks Canada staff, who have issued a general wildlife alert due to the high volume of critters crossing Highway 93, and a specific warning to drivers about interacting with animals.
“With higher than normal traffic volume through the park we want people to drive and travel safely and be mindful of animals using the highway,” said Parks Canada’s Omar McDadi. “There’s a general wildlife alert and in particular pertaining to two coyotes.”
The pair of animals, …
By Joshua Estabrooks
Rumours have been circulating throughout the Columbia Valley about a new industry setting up shop, and the owners are ready to confirm that yes, there is a brewery coming to the area.
Years ago, a group of four friends, Invermere’s Shawn and Leanne Tegart and Edgewater’s Jared and Michelle Babich, began discussing the potential of establishing a brewery in the valley.
Jared and Shawn have known each other for years, so the decision for them to all go into business together was a natural progression of their friendship. …
By Joshua Estabrooks
It’s been more than half a century since Ed Reynolds purchased his plot of land in Invermere for $100.
During those early years, he operated the most advanced outhouse in town, a feat achieved by installing a garden hose into the back of a real toilet that he installed in his backyard. Ed has seen a lot in his 90 years on earth.
He has witnessed stampeding elephants in Cranbrook, the incessant rain in Prince Rupert, and the devastation of the Nazi bombing raids over the U.K. …
By Kate Irwin
Invermere is getting ready for the arrival of its very own little piece of the Banff Film Festival, as the world tour rolls through town on January 8th.
Hosted by Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, the evening will feature two hours of film pieces, from four-minute shorts to longer features, selected especially for the local audience, plus a light dinner, a cash bar and plenty of popcorn.
“We’ll have anywhere from 10 to 15 movies, depending on length,” said Penny Powers, who helps coordinate the Invermere stop on the …
It’s a simple plan: recycle your old stuff and save lives, potentially your own.
That concept has been working for the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary since 1975, when the Invermere Thrift Store first opened its doors. Staffed by hard-working volunteers, the thrift store raises funds used to improve health care for valley residents and visitors.
Most recently, funds raised from thrift store donations have resulted in a fully-equipped Acute Trauma Room in the new emergency ward at the hospital. That’s where seriously-injured people, including accident victims, are first taken to be assessed.
to the gentleman in the Nissan Xterra who felt that the 30 km speed limit did not apply to him and proceeded to pass me going twice the speed limit (at 2:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon). Shame on you!Read More...
to every single person who helped out with the Christmas hampers. You helped my mom in a way I could not this year. Merry Christmas to all you Angels!Read More...
to the employer who doesn’t recognize their employees with a gift or a bonus (or a hello) at Christmas. A small gesture goes a long way.Read More...
• December 30th, January 2nd – 3rd, 7:30 p.m.: Puss in Boots. For info: www.tobytheatre.com.
• January 4th – 7th, 7:30 p.m.: Footloose.
Friday, December 30th:
• 10 – 11:30 a.m.: Free Gingerbread Man decorating at Brewer’s Christmas Market at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Meet the Christmas Elf, have fun decorating a tasty Christmas cookie treat. Fun for all ages. For info: 250-345-5990.
• 7:30 p.m.: Classic fundraiser and silent auction for Benjamin Thomsen, Canadian Alpine Downhill Skier, at The Great Hall at Panorama Mountain Village. Door prizes, appetizer …
to the wonderful people who have dedicated their time to build and maintain the new skating rink in Westside Park. My kids and I have been enjoying it daily!Read More...
By Kelsey Verboom
The countdown is on. One year from now on the much-hyped date of December 21st, 2012, the world will end in an apocalyptic meltdown!
Or, probably not.
According to many, the anticipated end is on the way because the calendar days on a few stone tablets from the Mayan civilization run out at the end of next December. This, of course, spells doom for human civilization, which will cease to exist on December 22nd. Plus, Hollywood made a movie about it, so it must be true.
Skeptics argue that the …
Angels aren’t only with us at Christmas. They’re near us all the time. Cheers to my bevy of angels who have been extra busy for which I am eternally grateful. Thank you, God bless. B.Read More...
to Rob, Frank, Pete, Duane, Janis, Audrey, Margaret, Keela, Shannon and Carolann whom all helped me move and paint. I am so grateful! You guys are the best! I would also like to say an extra big thank-you to Marty, who went above and beyond. Sending you my love and hugs. Dina XOXOXO.Read More...
As the final days of the annual Pioneer on the Road draw near, readers are still sending in photos of their travels in the hopes of winning a two-night stay in Calgary and tickets to a Flames game, courtesy of Invermere’s Travel World.
Send your high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It continues to boggle my mind that people think it is OK to dump animals on the side of the road and expect that they will survive. This is not a humane way of dealing with companions whom you have brought into your home and no longer want or can no longer care for.
Take the case of an unknown number of cats and kittens who were dumped at a rest stop by Canal Flats in mid-December. Those cats were lucky that a caring person saw some of them and knew they …