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No stopping restriction for Kootenay National Park lifted

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


Motorists driving through Kootenay National Park in need of a break from driving, or simply wanting to pull over, now can with Parks Canada having officially lifted the temporary “No Stopping Zone” for an 11-kilometre stretch of Highway 93 South.
The restriction on pulling over during this stretch has been put in place for the last four years on an annual seasonal basis as a safety precaution to keep both motorists safe as well as bears coming out of hibernation safe so they feel undisturbed. This year, the restriction was put …

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From the local slopes to the international circuit

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


From competing at the Winter Youth Olympics in Norway to training internationally and holding a part-time job, David Thompson Secondary School graduate Amelia Smart has accomplished a tremendous amount during her 12 years at school. And she shows no signs of slowing down her alpine ski career upon her high school graduation.
After attending the Canadian selection camp at Sunshine Village in May 2015, Amelia was selected for the team and began training.
“I was named to the team (Canadian National Development Team) last July, so July 2015; it was just …

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Setting their sights on the big screen

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


It all began with a film project in a Grade 10 gym class where Japhy Hunt and Matty Helmer opted to explore their creativity through film instead of making a poster for a class assignment. The pair began to integrate filmmaking into more of their assignments with the support of the staff at David Thompson Secondary School, and were able to expand on their filmmaking skills to the point where they’re at today, graduating Grade 12 with skills they will use this summer to create a three-hour feature film.
“Last …

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Norquay wins silver at judo nationals in Calgary

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While most high school kids are spending weekends playing video games, hanging out with friends and exploring the outdoors, some are training for their sport. Graham Norquay, 13, has been busy keeping active to be able to compete at the national level in judo.
“Before nationals, it was about four times a week, so I would practice once on Monday, once on Wednesday, and then Friday and Sunday were either going for runs or going for bike rides or swimming just to keep active,” said Graham.
This year, Graham has …

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2016, June 24 – Out & About

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


Friday, June 24th
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Contractor Appreciation Day at RONA North Star Hardware with sales, prizes, demonstrations and free barbecue lunch.
• 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Art Show at Pynelogs featuring Sherry Mallach, Alice Hale, Cat McDiarmid & Jane Murray. Show continues until June 26th.
• 6:30 p.m.: Steak Sandwich Dinner at Branch 71 Legion in Invermere. $17.50. Reservations Recommended. Call 250-342-9517. Meat Draw and 50/50.
• 7 p.m.: Infinity Solstice and Lightning Lix perform at Strand’s Old House Restaurant.
• 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.: The Swillbillies play a …

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2016, June 24 – Online edition

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Whole lotta hay

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Jeers

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to the three swimming platforms south of Fort Point that are unmarked and not lighted. About 300 ft. off shore.

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Jeers

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


to the people who do not pay their bills at local businesses. It is hard enough to make a living when bills do get paid. Actions like this could result in our local businesses shutting their doors, leaving this town with nothing.

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Cheers

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


to all the coaches and volunteers with our community soccer teams! Cheers to the parents that come out and support the kids and Cheers to the players for giving us a reason to cheer! Double Cheers to Jürgen and Ian with the U18 boys team. Your time and commitment over all the years is greatly appreciated. Sorry to see it coming to an end.

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Celebrate valley-style June 30th

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


Dear Editor,
The Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley has hosted the Columbia Valley’s annual Canada Day Fireworks for over 20 years and folks line Lake Windermere to catch a glimpse of the spectacular show.
With money tight in our community, business donations are down, and we ask you, the viewing public, to help us put on a great show! If everyone who watched the fireworks donated a toonie, the costs would be covered for years.
Please dig deep and donate via our coin boxes located in businesses throughout Invermere; mail a donation …

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Jeers

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to the restaurant in Radium, for charging 18% gratuity after taxes to my table of 6 adults and 2 children. I won’t be dining in your establishment in the future.

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Jeers

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to the cyclists that ride their bicycle in the middle of the highway when there’s lots of room on the shoulder. The day will come where you wish you acted more responsibly.

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Cheers

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to Nipika, Cleanline and Ski Home for completing the #OurTrailChallenge! You guys rock!

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Cheers

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to Diana at Best Paints. You rescuing us from our paint disaster is greatly appreciated. Above and beyond customer service.

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Jeers

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to the unethical landlord in Fairmont. Being deceptive and ripping off young adults. Not sure how you can look in the mirror…..

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Standing up for all women

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by


Dear Editor,
As a proud supporter of gender equality, a.k.a. feminism, a.k.a. NOT-BEING-SEXIST, I was very pleased to see your editorial in the June 10th issue.
However, Canada making a show about marking this year as the 100th year women have had the right to vote shows exactly how privileged people continue to write the history books, laws and stories of our country.
First Nation women in this country were not able to vote, unconditionally, until 1960, only 56 years ago. As a woman, I refuse to celebrate 100 years of voting …

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Cheers

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to Pierce and the rest of the crew at Tufts Management. My lawn hasn’t looked this good since I’ve lived in the valley.

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Jeers

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to the District of Invermere for not abiding by its own bylaws.

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Cheers

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to the Nelson family for their unending commitment to the Mountaineers! We appreciate you for keeping “The Majors” ball team going!

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