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Letter to editor clarifies All Candidates Forum

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
As president of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) and a member of the All Candidates Forum Committee I would like to provide some clarifications regarding the upcoming All Candidates forum on April 27, 2017.
· The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce feels it is important to have an organized forum for political elections for its members and the public to have an opportunity to hear from all the candidates.
·The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce does not hold the exclusive rights to one single event in the region for …

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Old Coy house

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


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Jeers

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


to Castlerock residents that let their pets run loose. Now that the snow has melted it is shocking to see how many turds your pets have left all over our neighbourhood. This is only one of many reasons why the law says you need to keep pets leashed. Be responsible and leash your pet.

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Does Invermere need a RAMP?

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
Escalating pressure for developments on public lands continues to underline the urgency for the need of a Recreation Access Management Plan (RAMP). As a sitting member of the Columbia Valley RAMP group going back to 2011, I’ve observed that participants come to the table with conflicting notions of what a RAMP should look like. That’s why ongoing dialogue is essential among all user groups.
However, some (like the B.C. Liberals who pulled their support of the Columbia Valley RAMP process a couple years ago) actually question the need for a …

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Cheers

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


to Joanne and Elizabeth for guiding our Valley Piecemakers Quilting Guild! Their behind the scenes work has ensured that we are organized and ready for our members to participate. Thanks so much for all of your heart and soul that you put into the Guild!

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Get crackin’

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


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Religious rights

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


By Dean Midyette,
Pioneer Staff
While in Cranbrook on Tuesday I found myself walking through a gaggle of media types as I entered the courthouse.
I was told that the media, from local to national to wire services, were in town to cover the precedent-setting trial of Winston Blackmore and James Oler. Both Blackmore and Oler are members of a polygamist community in the Kootenay region and both are alleged to have multiple wives, which is a violation of current Canadian law.
Beyond the theatrics of the current court proceedings, the court …

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Cheers

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


to the Columbia Valley Arts Council for another superb Cinefest season. Valley residents are fortunate to have dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who work hard to ensure we can enjoy quality independent films. And another cheers for the tasty fresh popcorn always available.

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2017, April 21 – Online edition

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


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Jeers

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


to manipulative populist politicians and Jeers to the superficial partisan voters who reward them.

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2017, April 21 – Out & About

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


Friday, April 21st
• Go online and register for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival running May 8th to 14th. Register 24/7 at www.wingsovertherockies.org.
• Kitchen Sink Experiments Club at the Invermere Public Library. A free 4 week club held on Fridays. Students K-Gr. 4. Must pre-register at 250-342-6416.
• 6 p.m.: Bingo at Shuswap Band Hall every Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
• 7 p.m.: Town Hall Meeting BCWF – The Future of BC’s Fish and Wildlife. Concerned about the future of fish and wildlife populations, and …

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Cheers

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


to paying forward Random Acts of Kindness. Both the giving and receiving can make your day!

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Hydro is an election issue

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
Before the upcoming election, I would like to see a financial statement from BC Hydro — revenue, various expenses, salaries and upkeep of the grid. Why is my hydro bill so high? Carbon tax on hydro? Did BC Hydro learn something from Bombardier?
Last Thursday I was talking to one of our candidates and he said the system is broken and he would like to break it some more, right Doug?
As far as I know, B.C. creates more towers than it needs and we sell the surplus south …

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Cheers

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by


to Inspire Floral for the beautiful Easter bouquet generously donated to Columbia Garden Village. The bouquet brought a beautiful splash of colour to our residents’ Easter Day!

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Cheers

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


to the caretakers at Mountview Cemetery for their conscientious and dedicated care of the entire grounds, but especially for watching over the money truck all these years.

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2017, April 14 – Online edition

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


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Phobia legislation flawed

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
On the recent motion passed by our federal government, M103, which is touted as an “anti-Islamophobia motion”, 201 MPs voted in favour of this motion including our Member of Parliament (Wayne Stetksi). What is the definition of this motion besides a ‘phobia’ or a type of fear/dislike?
Apparently, the federal government’s objective next is to have a whole taskforce on studying Islamophobia and developing an approach to eliminating it. What is next — Christianophobia, Judeophobia, Francophobia, xenophobia, or countless other phobias? What agenda of a few people in 35 …

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Cheers

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


to the woman at the front desk in Valley Fitness Centre in the evenings who is always so friendly and welcoming. Your smile is so lovely and your attitude is so refreshing.

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Cheers

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


to Jeff and Andrew at Canadian Tire for doing such a great job on fixing my truck. The excellent service is much appreciated!

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Public hearings

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by


By Dean Midyette
Pioneer Staff
We have already had a number of controversial public hearings this year and there are certainly more to come. Criticism has been aimed at elected officials in advance of these public hearings, anger that is misplaced and misdirected. This week I will use this space to explain the how’s and why’s of public hearings.
Public hearings are commonly scheduled when a new bylaw or amendment to a bylaw is being considered, or when a rezoning application has been put before a council.
The first step in the process of …

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