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CV Arts seek new artist-in-residence

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


The Columbia Valley Arts Council (CV Arts) is seeking applicants for its artist-in-residence program.
The program has run for the better part of a decade, providing opportunities for local artists by giving them studio space in the uppermost story of Pynelogs, and usually running over the course of the winter with the artists then typically holding a show at Pynelogs in the spring.
“Columbia Valley Arts Council is dedicated to fostering the growth, awareness and appreciation of the arts in the Columbia Valley,” said CV Arts executive director Jami Scheffer. “As …

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Successful MLA candidate will leave local job vacancy

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Election results are anything but certain and the upcoming provincial election in May is no exception, but no matter which of the two major local Columbia River-Revelstoke candidates wins, one thing is clear: the victor will likely resign from his current occupation, leaving a prominent job opening in Invermere.
Ever since the current Columbia River-Revelstoke riding boundaries were established before the 1991 election, only the NDP and BC Liberals have managed to win the riding. Barring a major shock upset by either the BC Conservatives or the provincial Green Party (neither …

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Rockies fundraising efforts forges community solidarity

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


If there’s something unique about the Columbia Valley Rockies, it’s that their fundraising is nearly unrivalled across the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
Before the puck even drops on the season — before training camp even opens its doors to incoming players — the Rockies as an organization are making the diligent effort to raise the money required to support a Junior B team in the KIJHL, said team president Graeme Anderson.
“We do more fundraising than most teams,” he said. “If you look at our division, Golden is in a …

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Free feast supports Columbia Valley Food Bank

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


By James Rose
Special to The Pioneer
Copper Point Golf Club is getting ready for the 13th Annual Feed the Town Event on Sunday, December 4th from noon till 7 p.m. at the Copper Point Clubhouse in support of the Columbia Valley Food Bank.
Feed the Town is a community initiative by Copper Point and partners (Gordon Food Service, Sysco, and Kootenay Paving-Skandia Concrete) that provides a free Christmas feast to the Columbia Valley.
“Everyone is invited to this traditional dinner, and we ask for those attending to try and donate at least …

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Rockies’ BC Pond Hockey Championships return for its seventh year

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


For the seventh year in a row, hockey players from across Western Canada will be gathering and lacing up on Lake Windermere for the annual BC Pond Hockey Championships that will be held from January 27th to 29th, 2017.
This will be the third year in a row now that the Columbia Valley Rockies will be running the four-on-four tournament, according to Rockies president Graeme Anderson. The tournament was initially run by an out-of-town resident before the Rockies took over in 2015. Mr. Anderson said that despite not having the …

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Re-enactment film of Bugaboo climb screening at DTSS

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Submitted by Pat Morrow
A new outdoor adventure documentary takes on a quirky and unusual subject: a group of friends who set out to re-enact a celebrated mountain climb in the Purcells.
The 25-minute long film, Hobnails and Hemp Rope, which is previewing on Tuesday, November 29th at 7 p.m. at the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society’s AGM in the DTSS theatre (admission by donation), follows the story of four amateur climbers from the Toronto section of the Alpine Club of Canada as they attempt to reproduce the ground-breaking 1916 ascent of Bugaboo …

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Fat tire fever hits Nipika

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


By James Rose
Special to The Pioneer
For those interested in the growing sport of fat biking, Crazy Soles and Nipika Mountain Resort are celebrating Global Fat Bike Day on December 2nd and 3rd.
The two-day celebration gets underway at the Crazy Soles storefront on Friday (December 2nd) at 6:30 p.m. with the Fat Biking 101 event. Fat Biking 101 will serve as a primer on key information everyone needs to know to get into the sport and, more importantly, enjoy it. Drinks and appetizers will also be served and so people …

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Athalmer shed fire destroys man’s belongings

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


By Nicole Trigg
Pioneer Staff
At about 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd, Invermere Fire Rescue received a call alerting them about a shed fire in Athalmer. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and extinguished the fire by 8:30 a.m., but not before the shed and all its contents were destroyed.
“This is my fault,” said Ian Mohan, holding back tears as he gazed at the charred ruins of what he estimates to be $10,000 worth of his personal possessions, including a workshop full of woodworking tools, floor-laying tools with which he earns his …

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Cheers

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


to Josh at Copper City Saloon. We are so happy to see you back. Your customer service skills are second to none!  

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Disappointed in contractor services

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
My wife and I have owned a vacation property in Invermere for 10 years, and moved permanently to Invermere this year. While there are many positive reasons to live in the valley, we’ve come to realize that the quality of home services is not one of them. Be it home contractors for building, renovation, furnace repair, hot tub maintenance, etc., we’ve been regularly “underwhelmed” by local service providers.
The concerns range from a lack of punctuality (or not showing up at all), to deceptive or non-competitive pricing, to …

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2016, November 25 – Out & About

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Friday, November 25th
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Baby Goose every Friday morning in Nov. at the Invermere Library for parents and babies 0-18 months old. Call 250-409-4251 or e-mail kandruschuk@cbal.org for more info. Presented by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
• 12 p.m.: Soup lunch at the Edgewater Legion. $6. Last Friday of each month.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Little Badgers Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser at the Eva Joseph Family Centre (near the Akisqnuk Band Offices). Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Vendors and Fun for the whole family!
• 5 …

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Cheers

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Huge Cheers to the person who found my Mastercard at FastGas in Fairmont, and turned it in for safe keeping. Your good deed will be paid forward should an opportunity arise. Much appreciated!

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Cheers

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


to Dr. Bartoletti and Anita for the epic two-hour “alpine root canal”. A few bold moves and some great teamwork paid off. Type 2 fun!

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Cheers

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Three Cheers for Light Up night! Something our whole family looks forward to every year. This was the best one yet!

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Happy Relativity Day

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


By Nicole Trigg
Pioneer Staff
As we move into the holiday season peppered with Christmas parties, craft fairs, seasonal lights and holiday treats, everyone has the big date of December 25th on their mind.
But how many realize that November 25th is considered a momentous day as well, one that heralded in the modern renaissance, created theoretical physics and forever changed humankind’s understanding of the universe?
Today, Friday, November 25th, is the 101st anniversary of the day that Albert Einstein presented his famous Theory of Relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences, …

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Cheers

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


to the wonderful by-law officer who stops to help when he sees a vehicle with its hood up. His help is much appreciated.

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2016, November 25 – Online edition

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


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Cheers

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Most sincere Cheers to the Weatherhead family for inspiring the spirit of giving within their community.

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Trail mishap turns into tale of thanks

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Editor’s note: Pioneer reader Allison Shelstad had a close call a couple of weekends ago and sent in her story for publication in order to thank the people who helped her out. Here is her story, in her own words.
Over the weekend (of November 12th and 13th), my husband and I were in Radium staying at our trailer in Canyon RV Resort and I got up early Saturday morning to walk our two dogs (Reba and Tara). They were wanting a good run so I let them off leash on …

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Canada needs CBC more than ever

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by


Dear Editor:
With the proliferation of fake news on the Internet and our mainstream media nearly a corporate monopoly, never in our history has it been easier to keep people stupid, confused and divided. It looks like democracy itself may just be a reality-TV hoax. “The world’s greatest democracy” needed just 27 percent of eligible voters to give you president Trump. Election victories today, worldwide, are scientifically engineered by marketing gurus.
“Public-opinion” is manufactured by withholding or slanting information. Easily done when just six profiteer corporations own 90 percent of U.S. …

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