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Relay for Life coordinator Sheila Tutty

Kickoff coming for cancer fundraiser

Posted on April 29th, 2013 by


As we approach one of the biggest cancer fundraisers of the year, the Relay for Life, a kickoff takes place each spring to prolong the magic.
This year’s kickoff event in the valley will take place at the familiar location of Copper Point Golf Club on Wednesday, May 1st.
“They are such a giving company,” said Sheila Tutty, Relay for Life coordinator. “They contributed so much to the community and they have hosted our kickoff party for as long as I can remember.”
While many communities host Relay kickoffs to promote awareness, valley …

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Local author pens World War II novel

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


By Greg Amos
Pioneer Staff

Perspective is key to a new World War II novel that’s recently landed a significant publishing contract for one Invermere author.
Bird’s Eye View is about a young Canadian woman working for a weekly newspaper when World War II breaks out. She joins the British Women’s Air Force and becomes an interpreter of aerial photographs, searching for bomb targets on the continent by scrutinizing the photos through a pair of stereo glasses.
“History books are generally written by men, so I thought it was important to tell the story …

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Gazebo to commemorate Windermere volunteer

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff

After years of philanthropy in the valley, the Windermere Community Association agrees that retiring president Anne Picton deserves some special recognition.
“She’s always been there whenever we’ve been in a struggle,” said Windermere Community Association treasurer Karen Taylor-Browne. “We think of her as the wise woman who knows everything.”
Mrs. Picton, who has been a part of the association for more than 25 years, will be stepping down later this year after a triumphant legacy in the valley. Her years of community support will be commemorated with a gazebo …

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Valley-raised woman well prepared for Jubilee award

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


By Steve Hubrecht
Pioneer Staff
An Invermere woman who gets the province ready to deal with earthquakes, plane crashes and terrorist attacks, among other things, was given royal recognition earlier this month.
Tanya Traverse, the Canada Border Service Agency’s Pacific (B.C. and Yukon) regional emergency management co-ordinator, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for enhancing the agency’s ability to prepare for and respond to what the agency calls significant events — natural and human-made disasters, as well as security incidents.
Ms. Traverse was born in Invermere in 1978 and graduated from David …

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Morlove is never enough

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


By Greg Amos
Pioneer Staff
A West Coast collaboration between two strong and unique songwriters is headed to Bud’s Bar and Lounge on Wednesday, May 1st.
Morlove — a duo comprised of Victoria’s Corwin Fox and Montreal’s Miss Emily Brown — will be bringing songs from their critically-acclaimed debut album, All Of My Lakes Lay Frozen Over and their just-released new album, Old Tomorrow, to Invermere.
With the new record only available since April 23rd, Morlove will be bringing the excitement that comes with playing new songs for their fans.
“I played in Invermere …

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Valley to village: students spend spring break in Ghana

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


By Dan Walton,
Pioneer Staff
For most high school students, spring break usually means a lot of free time for friends and fun. For eight students from Invermere, the 2013 spring break was about helping a less-developed African community.
Because most of the world’s population cannot enjoy the standard of living experienced in North America, Me to We, a non-profit group affiliated with Free the Children, provides Canadian students the opportunity to help developing nations get up to speed, by aiding in the construction of a new public school.
After nearly a year of …

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Quintynn, Wyatt, Taylor, Kendyl, Trystan and Pamela Hart at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, where the boys were riding in the National GEICO Endurocross Event.

Fun in the sun and snow

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


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2013, April 26 – Online edition

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to Loree and Rhiannon and the rest of the RDEK staff for all their hard work.

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Rebuttal to a deer rant

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


Dear Editor:
In response to a letter in the last edition of The Pioneer I must disagree with some of the statements made by the writer. Deer were never plentiful in this valley until perhaps after WW II but local hunters did make an effort to bring home at least one animal per year to feed their families. A long-time resident told me that during her school years starting in 1927, she walked from her home on the “pipeline” (13th Avenue) to the school
located on the present Sobeys parking lot …

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


Huge cheers to my beautiful fiancé, Sandi Stanley, and her 3 incredible blue tick coonhounds in winning a bunch of ribbons and showing them how it’s done at the East Kootenay Hound Trials. Your time, hard work and training has paid off! So proud of all my girls. Keep up the great work.

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to Dr. Walsh for helping me kick my problem. As your patient, I know I can be a heel.  But now, I am afoot of the situation.  Thank you.  

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to my Valley Voice friend for bringing me a cappuccino to our practice on Saturday and the cup to take home! You know who you are!  It has been a pleasure getting to know you and spending my Monday nights with you.  From the Good Old Goat!

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to the person who spotted the fire at the historic Galena Church, called the proper authorities, and put the fire out. Thanks everyone for the quick response. We are grateful!

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to Ted from Radium, who stopped and helped me with my flat tire late Monday night in Kootenay Park. Much appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to all who put up the Crossroads ball diamond poles and netting. Cheers to the Lions who requested the funding, and to the people who put everything in place. A good outcome for all involved, and your efforts are appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


to Barry. You were one of a kind.

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2013, April 26 – Out & About

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


Toby Theatre
• April 25th – 27th, 7:30 p.m. , showing Jack Reacher.
Friday, April 26th
• 12:00 p.m.: Soup and a bun lunch at the Edgewater Legion. Includes dessert for $6. For more info call Joyce at 250-347-9388.
Saturday, April 27th
• 9:00 a.m.: Operation Clean Sweep Valley Pride. Pick up garbage in your home area until 10:00 a.m., then meet at your town’s respective meeting place to work together to clean up the public areas. Return in the early afternoon for some refreshments.
• 12:00 p.m. – …

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Rats comparison is ignorant

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


Dear Editor:
Mr. Estabrooks’ comparison of our Invermere deer with rats is indescribably ignorant and derogatory.
Invermere residents, who are unwilling to live with our ungulate wildlife, which was here before we were, should consider moving to a different community. Most towns are not as fortunate to have wildlife on the street. I feel so strongly about this issue, that I am willing to contribute to a fund to help pay for their moving expenses.
I am certain Invermere will be a better place without them and tourism will thrive.
Such journalism is undeserving …

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No local benefit from Jumbo Glacier Resort provide

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by


Dear Editor:
Elderly Shuswap Band chief Paul Sam said, “When you say Jumbo Wild, it’s fine, but what has the wild ever done for us?”
I respond with yet another riddle before I answer. What has a one-stop cash drop that leaks all of the wealth to a private company ever done for us, really?
My answer to the question of what has the wild done for us can be clearly illustrated in a BBC experiment with plant life and a journalist trapped in a plastic airtight box. The oxygen levels were brought …

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