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Jumbo municipality outlines next year’s objectives

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by


Not much has happened on the ground with the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort project since former provincial Environment Minister Mary Polak’s non-substantial start decision and subsequent cancellation of the project’s environmental assessment certificate almost two years ago, but Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality council continues to tick along, with council holding meetings every few months.
Council members are essentially in limbo, awaiting the results of the Ktunaxa First Nation’s legal case against the province’s decision to give Jumbo the go-ahead, as well as the results of project proponent Glacier Resort Ltd.’s …

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50 Years Canadian

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By Lorene Keitch
Pioneer Staff
It was 50 years ago that Heinz and Ricki Meyer became Canadians.
“We’re committed. We decided to be Canadian and I wanted to be 100 per cent Canadian,” said Heinz. “We made our living here, our kids were born here, and you know what? We live in the best country there is.”
The two came at separate times from Germany, immigrating to Canada in the 1950s. They met and fell in love in Calgary and eventually made their way to Fairmont Hot Springs where they live in a cozy …

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A sneak peek at the new multi-use centre

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As the new Columbia Valley Centre opens its doors to host the David Thompson Secondary School (DTSS) graduation dinner and banquet The Pioneer discussed the new space with Invermere mayor Gerry Taft. With a total of 17,000 square feet (1,600 square metres), the new space will house a variety of performances, banquets, fundraisers, sports and the library.
“You know it is, first and foremost, a replacement of the existing hall, so it is larger space but it will be able to function and host the same events that have been …

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Cheers

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to Andrea Dunlop for being the most inspiring and passionate educator and friend. You rock!

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CHEERS

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HUGE CHEERS to Julia at Bliss! Every time you do my hair I walk out feeling like a princess! You are so incredibly talented, patient and creative! I LOVE MY AWESOME HAIR!

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2017, June 30 – Out & about

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Friday, June 30th
• 12 p.m.: Seniors Luncheon at the Edgewater Legion to Celebrate Canada’s Birthday! $6 for soup, baked beans, cake and ice cream.
• 12 – 8 p.m.: Karyn Chopik jewelry trunk sale at Effusion Art Gallery and Glass Studio. Bling in your summer with 15% off all in-store jewelry items.
• 4 – 8 p.m.: Art Walk Invermere, visit the six participating Art Galleries throughout Invermere every Friday from June 30th to September 8th. Visit www.artwalkinvermere.com.
• 4 – 9 p.m.: Music and Market on Main at Radium Visitor Information Centre …

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Cheers

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to our lovely neighbour who hosted 2 little girls for afternoon tea complete with cake and whipped cream. You go out of your way and beyond to make them feel special. They adore you.

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Ancient steps

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Cheers

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to the Crawford Family for being open and brave enough to share their experience with Milton’s medically assisted death. Kudos to Lorene Keitch for her sensitive and compassionate reporting.

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Cheers

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to Wayne and Linda Frater (Heavenly Blessings). Your community spirit and support are ever appreciated!

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Cheers

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to the teachers and staff at Eileen Madson. You make it a truly special place.

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2017, June 30 – Online edition

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Cheers

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to the Fairmont Lions Club and others for the spotless pullout site on the Columbia River. We have never experienced a cherry smelling Port-a-Potty.

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Cheers

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to Glenda and Sam Thompson on their 4th Anniversary June 22nd and to Henry and Betty Bagain on their 1st Anniversary on July 1st.

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New additions

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CHEERS

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Giving a HUGE CHEERS to the amazing teachers and staff at EMP for all you guys do! This school year has been successful because of you!

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Cheers

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by


A Load of Cheers from both of us in the little yellow car, to the great staff at Coy’s Golf Course & the wonderful couple from Rocky Mountain House for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary a very special and memorable day for us. Your generosity was totally awesome and deeply appreciated. We are hoping the couple from Rocky may read The Pioneer.

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Cheers

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to Deck Properties/Storage. You make this community great!

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Cheers

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to Roberta and her helpers for reactivating Radium Days. Job well done.

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Actions speak louder

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
The recent BC Liberal speech from the throne closes with the words; “….submitted with humility and openness to change”. Many people heard, “…. submitted with desperation and reluctance”.
After campaigning ruthlessly against the BC NDP, claiming that all of the core promises like investing in childcare, eliminating bridge tolls and eliminating MSP premiums were too expensive, and flatly denying to ban corporate and union donations and work towards electoral reform, suddenly on the brink of losing a confidence vote, Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have completely changed …

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