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Windermere’s Jennifer Habart soaks in the sun as she pedals  back home from her teaching job at Martin Morigeau Elementary School in Canal Flats. Ms. Habart commuted almost 300 kilometres during the province-wide Bike to Work Week.  Photo by Steve Hubrecht

Teaching through example

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


By Steve Hubrecht
Pioneer Staff
Martin Morigeau Elementary School teacher Jennifer Habart has taken B.C.’s Bike to Work Week to a whole new level. The Grade 4 to 7 teacher has been biking from her Indian Beach Estates home in Windermere to the school in Canal Flats and back each day this week, a round trip of about 60 kilometres.
The ride to work and back usually takes Ms. Habart about three hours. By the end of Bike to Work Week, from May 27th to June 2nd, she will have spent 15 hours …

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West Kootenay EcoSociety executive director David Reid stands outside the Nelson courthouse Monday afternoon after submitting an application for a judicial review of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality. - Bob Hall photo

UBCM opts not to get involved in Jumbo petition

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By Steve Hubrecht
Pioneer Staff
The Union of B.C. Municipalities has decided not to get involved in a West Kootenay Ecosociety petition to the B.C. Supreme Court about Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality.
The Nelson-based society, which has been an opponent of Jumbo Glacier Resort for more than a decade, filed an application for a judicial review of the resort municipality, arguing that creating a municipality with an appointed mayor and councillors violates the constitution and some provincial statues.
The council of both the Village of Radium Hot Springs and the District of …

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Women’s centre workshops wrap up

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff
After branching out from the Family Resource Centre earlier this year, the Women’s Resource Centre in Invermere recently presented its first set of workshops in the valley.
During the week of May 13th to 17th, the Women’s Resource Centre hosted Victims Awareness Workshops in Canal Flats, Invermere and Radium Hot Springs.
“We had three keynotes, and we kept about a half-hour time allotment per speaker per evening,” organizer Dru Wagner explained to The Pioneer. “One for seniors, one for youth and one for women.”
Each segment included a topical keynote …

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CRAZY ABOUT KICKING HORSE — Invermere’s Kicking Horse Coffee Company has placed 2nd two years in a row in Fair Trade Canada’s Karma contest. Photo submitted

Kicking Horse Coffee takes second place in Fair Trade contest

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


By Joshua Estabrooks
Special to The Pioneer
Local caffeinated success story, Kicking Horse Coffee, recently placed second in a national contest presented by Fair Trade Canada. The Karma campaign was a contest run by the organization that gathered votes from consumers across Canada as to what their favourite Fair Trade company is.
Ayuma Premium Coconut Milk took first place in the contest with 1,219 votes, followed by Kicking Horse Coffee in second with 950 votes. Despite missing out on the top spot for the second year in a row, Kicking Horse Coffee …

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Timeshare suffers small fire

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By Dan Walton
Pioneer Staff
A kitchen fire in the rec centre of the Sunchaser Villas in Fairmont Hot Springs forced the evacuation of the building on the evening of Monday, May 27th. Contained to the room in which it started, it was safely extinguished without causing any injuries.
Staff at Sunchaser evacuated the building after fire alarm was sounded. The Fairmont Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:13 p.m. Upon its arrival, all staff and guests were out of the building. They were allowed to enter after the clearance of …

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Business Beats

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


By Pioneer Staff
• Invermere’s new consignment store, Consign-it, is a great way to reuse, renew and recycle while re-furbishing your wallet.
Consign-it is located across from The Book Bar and the post office in downtown Invermere at 733 12th Street.
A consignment store accepts items from you and retails them. You receive a percentage of the sale of items you bring in. Owner Mary-Lou Delesalle is aiming to open her doors for business soon. Everything from quality clothing to small appliances and furniture and collectables can be brought to the store (by appointment only). To …

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CULTURE CREW —The Columbia Cultural Tourism Association directors: (front to back)Tony Berryman, Pat Bavin, Jessica Fairhart, Julie Brown, John Rouse, Alec Fleming, Jami Scheffer, and Chris Evans. Missing are Andi Dzilums and Al Miller. Photo by Ryan Bavin

Valley catching on to cultural tourism

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


By Nicole Trigg
Pioneer Staff
A cutting-edge vision that strives to plant the Columbia Valley firmly on the international tourism map is beginning to take shape. The Columbia Cultural Tourism Association (CCTA) is the newest local group to come together and brainstorm ways to attract an even greater number of visitors to the region than ever before. At the CCTA’s official launch that took place at Copper Point Resort on Thursday, May 23rd, Canada’s leading specialist in the field of cultural tourism made a scintillating presentation to a room filled with over …

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Frustrated with the Senate

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


Dear Editor:
Over the past week, I have heard from constituents voicing disgust and displeasure with recent events that have occurred in Ottawa; specifically, the issues revolving around Senators Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau and Harb.
I can tell you unequivocally that I am equally upset over the entire set of events. I do not condone nor tolerate any form of illegal activity, whether criminal or civil in nature. I am frustrated by a set of legislative rules that do not allow us to remove someone from public office for a breach of …

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Cheers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to enthusiastic support from amazing friends and experts in the Valley! Special thanks to EMP, Crazy Soles, VFC & High Altitude Therapy, Invermere Family Chiropractic, and Invermere Physiotherapy ~NF

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Jumping Jumbo hurdles

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


By Nicole Trigg
Pioneer Staff
The legal infrastructure set up by the Liberal government in 2012 to support the Mountain Resort Municipality of Jumbo Glacier Resort remains intact now that the Premier Christy Clark has led her party to power, despite losing her own seat in the process.
Instead of an NDP provincial government to turn back the tide and rescind the resort’s MRM status — which would have effectively disabled the entire project — opponents of Jumbo Glacier Resort are still counting on several factors to sway the outcome their way and …

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Cheers

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to the RCMP for handing out valley resentment to the excessive speeders. We don’t want those types here anyway. Well done.

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Cheers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to my knight in shining armour.  It is so good to see your smiling face in the store again!  Double Cheers to Home Hardware for bringing him back.

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Jeers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to whoever thought it was acceptable to kill the beaver at Larch Point. Our national symbol along with a protector of fresh water.

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Cheers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to the gentleman in the black truck from Canterbury Flowers who stopped in the pouring rain on Friday morning to see if we were OK when our truck broke down on the highway. Thank you!

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Jeers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to the DOI for not having a place in town to dump grass clippings. Oh well, I guess I will just fill up the dumpsters in Athalmer with my green garden waste, I’m surely not driving all the way out to Windermere to dump it!

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Cheers

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to the nice lady who found my cell phone in the Red Apple parking lot and turned it in. Thanks so much.

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Windermere’s Jennifer Habart soaks in the sun as she pedals  back home from her teaching job at Martin Morigeau Elementary School in Canal Flats. Ms. Habart commuted almost 300 kilometres during the province-wide Bike to Work Week.  Photo by Steve Hubrecht

TWO-WHEELING TO WORK

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Cheers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to the 4 road-bikers who stopped to help me with my chain when it came off of my cross-country bike on Victoria Day, on Westside Road. I managed to kill your momentum going up the hill, but you were all so friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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Cheers

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by


to the Pioneer for the excellent media coverage for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival…it was a huge success!

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vol10issue22

2013, May 31 – Online edition

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