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Adam Campbell, Steep Dreams from a near death experience

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by


By Eric Elliott
Pioneer Staff
Running atop the crest of a mountain in Glacier National Park, feeling the mountain erode from under him, Adam Campbell feared the worst.
“I thought I was dead,” Campbell said, thinking back to the eerie moment when he was suddenly running on thin air. “The second I felt it pull, we weren’t roped up, and I started to tumble and I was convinced I was going to die.”
Campbell fell over 200 feet before coming to a stop. His helmet was shattered, his clothes torn with the …

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Jeers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to my too long suffering tensor facsia latta. Guess you met your match at Do Nothing when I introduced you to “Doris the Body Whisperer”. See ya later alligator!!

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Let it snow

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to our local college for assisting “older workers” to access income support and tuition funding for classroom training that will upgrade their skills for successful integration into new employment.

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


A big Cheers to Jolaine from Endeavor Fitness for improving my health and keeping our community fit.

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to Jim for keeping his walks clear of snow and ice so that it is easy and safe to walk there.

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Comends open house

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


Dear Editor,
I would like to commend the Columbia Valley Cycling Society board of directors on their hosting of a highly successful open house on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st to inform and gather public input on the society’s proposed Barbour Rock trail project on Crown land on the Toby Benches near Invermere.
Disclosure: I am the former president of the society. When I was on the board we made sure to do everything carefully and the right way, seeking appropriate provincial approval for trails on Crown land and consulting …

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Jeers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to the landlords who won’t give young couples a chance to rent a place of their own.

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A community of kindness

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
Mondays can be bad enough but with lots of snow over night one Sunday night in January, we were snowed in down in the old side of Fort Point. Our problem was made worse because we’d had a flat tire over the weekend and one of our front wheels on a front wheel drive was a donut. My wife was was about to walk to work when I called the municipal office and spoke to Laura and pleaded for help. Within 15 minutes we heard the snowplow on the …

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Jeers,

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to the recipient of a brand new snowboard from Invermere post office. Do not leave your parcel packaging directly out front of the post office next time. Yes, obviously your name was still on the packaging. Not to worry though, I walked the handful of steps to the nearest recycle bin and managed to do the work for you. I know you personally from the ski hill and I must say you truly live up to your persona of ski bum.

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to Matt from Keywest plumbing.

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


A great big Cheers to Kevin and Bert in Edgewater. They snowblow my 6 car driveway when it snows and seldom will accept a gift of appreciation. I think Kevin likes using that snow blower on pavement. They are fantastic neighbors!

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


Big Cheers to my co-worker, for being so funny when someone famous came into our place recently. It was hilarious the way you sucked up, and wouldn’t leave their line of sight. It was really funny when you started bossing me around, then forgot to do the jobs you needed to do. Cheers for at least putting a smile on my face while the rest of us were busy working to make sure all of the ‘regular’ people were having a great experience as well.

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Cyclists face hatred

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


Dear Editor,
For weeks now I’ve been reading the letters regarding the Barbour Rock cycling trail. I’ve come to the conclusion that some people just simply hate cyclists. They hate them on the highway, they hate them on the streets and it seems they hate them when they try to custom build some off-road single-track trail system. In Calgary they hate them for having bike lanes. On the highways they hate them for taking up 18 inches (45 centimetres) of terrifying space on the shoulder-less road and occasionally they kill them …

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Not in our backyard

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


Dear Editor,
While a letter in the January 20th issue was titled “Barbour resident protecting his backyard”, in fact, Barbour Lake really is our backyard. Our family is the landholder bounding the Lake. We are not opposed to non-motorized access of the Barbour Rock area. However, we are in opposition to the extensive, constructed trail system, and what will inevitably be severe degradation of the landscape, the wildlife, the grassland resources, and the inherent wilderness and spiritual value of the area.
One could counter that, two kilometres distant, the spectacular views …

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They marched

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


By Dean Midyette
Pioneer Staff
It started with a simple post on Facebook. “I think we should march”, an invitation to friends from a Hawaiian grandmother. It spread quickly as hundreds of new Facebook pages encouraged thousands of women to sign up to march on Washington.
On Saturday, January 21st they showed up, women and men, girls and boys. Here in British Columbia, they marched in Vancouver and Victoria. In Kelowna and Kamloops. They marched in Castlegar, Prince George, Nanaimo, on Salt Spring and Bowen Islands and in many other communities across our …

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to the Mayor of Fort St. John for her letter in the Jan. 18th Valley Echo. Finally someone has spoken up and actually knows what they are talking about regarding the oil refineries, producers and pipelines. Well said Lori Ackerman!

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Cheers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to Rodd, a graduate of both the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers & Mountain Hospitality Programs at the college. He’s now working on the new Hollywood movie set.

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Jeers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to the local business for feeding my dog then continuing to complain about him hanging around your business. Don’t feed the animals, that’s why they hang around there and don’t want to come home!

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Jeers

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by


to people who drive with their brights blazing, whether they are tailgating or oncoming. If you can’t drive at night without blinding people, then don’t drive at night.

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