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Report from the Legislature (in a nut shell)

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


By Doug Clovechok
MLA, Columbia River-Revelstoke
My first two and a half weeks in Victoria were eventful and historic. Aside from getting lost numerous times in the Legislative Buildings I discovered quickly how helpful the Legislature staff are with the rookies.
Minister of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson was named Speaker of the House.
We tabled our Throne Speech and then the debates on the speech began. During this process I had the opportunity to rise and speak four times. I offered an opening prayer, gave a two minute speech on …

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Jeers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the very rude guy with the two big dogs who was yelling at me after asking him to keep his dogs off my lawn and out of the flowerbeds and to maybe have them on a leash. Just some common sense and respect for others.

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2017, July 21 – Out & About

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


Friday, July 21st
• Bull Riding in the Rockies returns for the 19th year at the Invermere Curling Club and is a fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey club. Rodeo tickets purchased before July 15th save you $5 – only $30 for adults and $20 for students/seniors and include the Dance with music by KixxsIn. An extra $12 gets you the Traditional Cowboy Supper at 5 p.m. Rodeo starts at 7:15 p.m. Tickets at Invermere Home Hardware, Avenue, Mountainside Market in Radium and Fairmont and the Brisco General Store.
• 4 …

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the person that buried a Ken Doll under a well laid X at Kinsmen Beach. You made my son’s day and we will be hearing the story of the buried Pirate Treasure for years to come.

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Jeers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the cigarette smoking kite flyer that takes up a quarter of the Jean Chabot Beach area by whipping his kite around at speeds that could knock a human out on impact… maybe choose a less populated area to enjoy your childish hobby before you hurt someone.

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Slow and dandy

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the Summit Trail Makers for clearing the avalanche debris on the Brewer Creek trail. Our valley is fortunate to have volunteers who care and enjoy the beautiful wilderness.

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Jeers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to businesses still selling fireworks while there is a fire ban and Jeers to the people still setting them off.

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to Sandra and Bruce for another amazing event of the Heart of the Rockies Triathlon! Your hard work and diligent planning is noticed by all of the racers. The course is definitely one of the most epic in Canada. This race brings both elite and recreational triathletes to the valley and puts our valley, and the HOTR triathlon on the map across the country. Great efforts by all volunteers and athletes alike! I’m grateful to be able to race in our beautiful town.

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the lady who gave us some welcomed bottles of water as we were attempting to change a flat tire on our red truck in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to a Sailworks 5.6 Hucker day on Lake Windermere! Cheers mom and dad for the early Christmas present!

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


Big Cheers to honest people, Madison, James, Lisa and Dan for caring and helping avert a possible situation…we will be much more careful and mindful…we appreciate your help!

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to The Blind Guy and The Natural Home for your guidance and generosity towards the Hunter Douglas window coverings at the Wilmer Hall. You’re the BEST.

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the fellow and his two sweet girls who helped me out in the afternoon of July 7th after I fell outside of Choppers! I would really like to find and let them know how appreciated I am, so if anyone was there or has any info, please contact me! 403-478-0596.

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Burn the fake news

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


By Lorene Keitch
Pioneer Staff
Misinformation ruled the week.
This week’s Pioneer reported on two separate news items that stemmed from fake news. The first was an allegedly deliberate attempt by two locals to instill fear and panic in residents. It is unclear why they would choose to spread lies about a fire spreading from Canal Flats to Fairmont. The fake report and the page on which it was posted were removed quickly, but not before people saw the post and panicked.
The Canal Flats fire department fielded dozens of phone calls from concerned …

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Cheers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


A grateful Cheers to everyone involved with the decision to get the Radium Classic Car Show to STAY in Radium. The business and community appreciate your commitment to keeping this unique event in Radium.

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Jeers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the inconsiderate campers from out of town that feel it is their right to make every tree their own personal toilet. Also, the signs posted that motorized vehicles are prohibited and the fact that barricades have been erected should be simple enough to understand that motorized vehicles are not allowed. One would think anyway.

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Jeers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the person with a chainsaw that stole the beautiful historical stop of interest sign at Canal Flats. That sign has been up for 50 years. Hope your rec room looks really nice now.

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Jeers

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


to the parents who let their child take a poo by the dumpsters at the old community hall. There are public washrooms 2 minutes away from where you were.

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Donation window coming to a close

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by


Dear Editor:
Support for the Toyota bursary has been excellent, both local and afar.
We are already at four bursaries, which is a far better result than we expected.
Therefore, the donation window will close July 31st, and a draw made after the August long weekend. Thank you Columbia Valley for your usual excellent support.
To donate, please visit http://cvcommunityfoundation.ca, click on ‘donate now’ and select ‘Greg Constable Toyota Corolla bursary’ from the drop-down menu.
Greg Constable
Invermere

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