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CATAMOUNT COOPERATION ­— Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations recreation officer Aina Cerenoks (left) explains to habitat biologist Sue Crowley the finer points of proposed changes affecting snowmobile and backcountry skiing at the Catamount and North Star Glaciers west of Radium Hot Springs. Open houses held on October 9th and 12th at the Service BC building in Invermere drew about half a dozen interested stakeholders. Photo by Greg Amos

Glacier use deal proposed

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


By Greg Amos
Pioneer Staff
A peace pact is within reach for a well-known ski and snowmobile playground in the Purcell Mountains.
The tricky question of how to balance motorized and non-motorized recreational uses of the Catamount Glacier, Northstar Glacier and Forster Creek Meadows – all found in an area west of Radium Hot Springs – may have been answered in a new amendment being proposed to the recreation rules now in place for the area.
The amendment is being made “to resolve conflict between recreation users and to protect public recreation resources from …

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WATER HAZARD - A golf cart reaches the end of its path after the July 15 debris flow in Fairmont Hot Springs. Photo by Kate Irwin

Funds flow after mudslide

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By Greg Amos, Pioneer Staff
More than three months after a debris flow wreaked havoc in Fairmont Hot Springs, a torrent of cash is flowing in to help the Regional District of East Kootenay clean up and prevent similar incidents.
Emergency Management BC is funding 80 per cent ($269,760) of a $337,200 project to remove the remaining debris from the channel near Marble Canyon, and is also providing up to $80,000 for an assessment to determine how much material came down in the flow, and what risk is posed for similar events …

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GROCERY GO-GETTERS ­— Pictured, from left to right: Sobeys newest owners Brad and Andrea Bromley stand with past owners Randy Brash and Doug Degrazio Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

Invermere Sobeys under new ownership

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


By Kristian Rasmussen
Pioneer Staff
A pair of fresh faces have taken the reins of one Invermere’s largest businesses. Brad and Andrea Bromley are the new owners and operators of Sobeys. The couple, who moved from Leduc, Alta, with their two daughters, Alana, 4, and Maddyn, 2, took control of the operation from past owners Randy and Wende Brash, Doug and Beth Degrazio and Tim Brash and Kim Hutton on Sunday, October 21st.
“We will be providing the freshest quality foods and service,” Mr. Bromley said. “I think we are also …

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ANIMAL CROSSING - The wildlife highway mortality number in years to come stands to be affected by a Parks Canada white-tailed deer count now underway in Kootenay National Park, seen here under a layer of fresh snow on Sunday, October 21. Photo by Greg Amos.

Deer count begins with social media

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


By Kristian Rasmussen
Pioneer Staff
Kootenay National Park’s white-tailed deer may soon find themselves wandering onto the internet via Facebook and Twitter.
Parks Canada began their annual white-tailed deer count on October 15th and are currently looking for motorists to help tally the number of deer along Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park. Once counted, the public is asked to post their sightings on the park’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
“People are already sharing the things they love about being in the park and we thought this was another way of …

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Seven Imagine actions underway at district

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


By Greg Amos
Pioneer Staff

A plan that’s set to guide the District of Invermere for the next 18 years of sustainable development is starting to take root in how the local government does business.
“It’s about trying to make Invermere as resilient as possible,” said Coun. Greg Anderson of the integrated community sustainability plan, entitled Imagine Invermere 2030.
With the plan hashed out by a team of 17 valley residents and approved by the previous council in June 2011, Anderson now chairs the implementation committee — and progress is happening on seven of …

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The Trail Care Crew are travelling North America in this Subaru 
Outback.

Invermere invited for trail care lesson

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


By Kristian Rasmussen
Pioneer Staff
Those who like to frame their valley views from behind the handlebars or by hiking local peaks will be given the opportunity to brush up on their trail building techniques on Saturday, November 3rd.
The Columbia Valley Cycling Society and the Trail Care Crew from the International Mountain Bike Association of Canada are presenting a free one-day workshop on proper trail design and maintenance beginning at 8 a.m. at the Invermere Fire Hall.
The event starts with a classroom session outlining the basics of trail design, construction, …

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Cheers

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


to Karol and Mike at Pips Country Store! Thank you for making excellent treats on Credit Union Day for the Kootenay Savings Radium Branch. They sure were delicious!

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Cheers

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Three cheers to Mayor Gerry Taft for standing up for democracy!

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Jeers

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


to the people who leave bags of garbage beside an already-overflowing garbage bin. If it’s full, find another bin or take it to the dump. Cheers to the garbage man who cleaned up after you inconsiderate slobs.

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Cheers

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


to Jeff at Sobeys for the great Halloween costume idea. I’m going to dress up as you so everyone will ‘cheer’ me!

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Cheers

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to everyone who helped paint the curling rink.

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Jeers

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to people who rent their homes/rooms to drug dealers. Really?

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The scariest costume ever

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


Dear Editor:
This year my Halloween costume is the scariest ever. I’m going as this huge multi-headed monster, so big and powerful that just a few control the world.
These beasts have at their influence entire armies, both military and propaganda. They scour the world overthrowing resource-rich governments, fixing their elections and set up their own puppets. These puppets—through trade deals and privatizations—have the job of freeing up the nationals resources. These resources feed these ravenous insatiable beasts.
These monsters were once kept somewhat leashed, but Stephen Harper, as payback for winning …

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Cheers

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to Rick from Fairmont, the road angel who changed my flat. Thank you from Eloise.

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Wednesday, October 31st, marks not only Halloween but also the 13th birthday of Invermere’s Mariah Morneau. To celebrate the occult occasion, Mariah’s parents, Shawna and Gord Morneau, have begun converting the family home into a ghoulish graveyard. Photo by Kristian Rasmussen

LUCKY THIRTEEN

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Is poaching really the problem?

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


Dear Editor:
I read the article about the deer poaching problem in Invermere, and wonder if it’s not simply a case of people protecting their property from the destruction of the deer.
When the powers that be will not or cannot provide protection for property owners, then no one should be surprised that they will do it themsleves, law or no law.
Perhaps one answer could be to bring a class action against the Invermere Deer Protection Society for aiding and abetting the destruction of private and public property. All those who have …

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Cheers

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


and a big warm fuzzy to the Pharmacist at Lamberts, who went above and beyond to help a worried lady with medication concerns. You are why I love living here.

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Cheers

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


to Rolf for doing such an excellent job with our trees. Have a wonderful winter in warm places! C & L.

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Jeers

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by


to the person or people who could torture and maim a beautiful and innocent deer in such a heinous fashion. You are completely deranged and psychopathic in the truest sense. We expect our town council, mayor and the RCMP to bring justice to this issue.

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2012, October 26 – Online Edition

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Open publication – Free publishing – More invermere

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