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Endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles released into wetlands near Brisco

Posted on August 18th, 2017 by


In the marshy waters of interior B.C., 400 Northern leopard frog tadpoles were released yesterday as part of ongoing conservation efforts to boost the endangered species’ wild population. Northern leopard frogs are among the most at-risk amphibian species in the world. For the past five years, Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, has successfully bred and released thousands of healthy tadpoles as part of the Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team.
“We’re beginning to see the impact of our efforts to repopulate B.C.’s most at-risk amphibian, and have found animals that …

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to Loree Duczek of RDEK for keeping us informed night and day of the fire situation in our area. Your tireless effort is very much appreciated.

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Humanity at its finest

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


By Lorene Keitch
Pioneer Staff
I love stories that feature the very best of humanity. The tales of those who persevere, who don’t let circumstances get them down, who rise above and do something to make life better.
That’s why the story of Kingston Wood (page 8) is not one to be missed this week. Kingston is a local kid facing a challenging life with Spina Bifida. For some people born with differences, they let that difference define them. Kingston is not one of those people.
Case in point: Kingston wanted a bike. But …

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to Loree at RDEK for the daily fire updates! Cheers to BC Wildfire Service for keeping the information flowing — Wow! A lot of expertise, people and equipment to fight even the smallest of fires, very eye-opening! We are so grateful.

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to Adrienne with Canada Post for going above and beyond to help retrieve my son’s parcel after a key mix-up. It was so nice of you to take that time out of your day – thank you!

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2017, August 17 – Out & About

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


Thursday, August 17th
• 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast and Scooter Rodeo for Seniors only! at Columbia Garden Village. Call 250-341-3350 for details.
• 1 – 4 p.m.: Invermere Library’s Summer Reading Club activities for kids going into Gr. 1-5.
• 5 – 6 p.m.: Wine tasting in the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort lobby every Thursday. $15/person or $25 for two.
• 5 – 8 p.m.: Beach Party every Thursday in August at Kinsmen Beach including lawn games, sand volleyball, music, and more. This week: SUP with instructor Penny Powers from Columbia …

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to the rain, and the beautiful evening Sunday night! We’ve missed your moisture rain clouds!

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Jeers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to the red Ford Fiesta that I followed between Invermere crossroads and Radium turnoff to the Park Pass. They flicked their cigarettes out the window! Then I watched the hot red butt, hop across the road to the dry ditch! With all the wildfires so close by, I have to wonder what world they’re living in?

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to the staff of Home Hardware at the end of July. Special mention to the gentleman in the cutting shop who created exactly what I needed from scrap lumber to install the trim kit for a replacement microwave oven in my trailer. Thanks also to the lady at the contractor’s desk, who went to the trouble of ensuring I received a senior’s discount. The staff at Home Hardware are why I keep going back.

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to Columbia Basin Trust and its Community Initiatives program which help to fund the Rushmere FireSmart costs of a chipper, disposal bins and operations for community work days July 21st, 22nd and 28th. You made it possible for us to reduce the risk of wildfire in our Community.

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Love is in the air

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to Sylvia for knitting for the Newborn Purple Hat Campaign. Your help is much appreciated.

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


Huge Cheers to the organizers, and the artists of last Sunday’s Art in the Park. Lovely way to spend some time. Nice, treed venue, talented local vendors, (the Legion food booth was appreciated) , and wonderful musicians on great sounding stage! Well done all!

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2017, August 17 – Online edition

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


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Jeers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to the people who complain about dogs barking in Edgewater for 20 minutes. Go live far in the woods where you can’t hear anything if you can’t handle an innocent dog barking.

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to the Rushmere FireSmart volunteers and visitors that worked July 21st, 22nd and 28th in the 30 plus degree heat to complete the 2017 FireSmart work in the community. 55 volunteers slashed, piled, skidded and chipped into 4 removal bins over 22,000 kg of wood material, donating approximately 500 volunteer hours in the effort. Great work! Great neighbours!

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to the Alley-Q organizers and volunteers for putting on a great party. Good to see the community spirit so healthy in Windermere.

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Jeers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to all those rafters, kayakers and floaters on the beautiful Columbia River at Fairmont who toss their cans and bottles overboard. We just spent another afternoon retrieving cans from the river bottom, 80 plus cans in one section alone. Show some respect and dispose of your recycles and trash in the bins conveniently provided at the take out location. This river is not your personal garbage can and will not stay pristine with this type of shameful, ignorant behavior.

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CHEERS

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


Mega CHEERS to Brian and Family from Calgary who helped a hapless and desperate biker with a flat on Radium Hill. It was made extra special when they explained that they are on a mission to do 59 Good Deeds to celebrate the parents 59th Anniversary.

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Cheers

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by


to our local Ambulance Service, RCMP, the Invermere Medical Clinic, the Invermere and District Hospital, The Thrift Store, all my neighbours and friends who were involved in kicking down my door. I really appreciated your concern. I didn’t know I had so many friends who cared.

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