Cheers & Jeers January 25th

Highs and lows in the Valley this week

• Cheers to the sta at Fairmont Ski Hill for the excellent customer service, especially in the rental shop! We really enjoyed the Local’s Day, much appreciated!

•Cheers to Inside Edge for the wonderful service from Mandy and Jody!

•Cheers to the owners of Valley Foods Sydney-Anne, Eric, and Greg for being such great bosses. Because of you guys it is the best work place and you are appreciated for all that you do!

• Cheers to Don and his sta at Fairmont Pizza! Not only the best pizza in the valley but also the best staff; hats o to you.

• Cheers to Invermere Home Hardware, the Groundswell Network, Palliser Printing, Tipi Mountain Native Plants and Susan Clovechok for supporting the BC Plants native plant business – created and run by Valley elementary students! Funds from our Spring BC Plants sale are now in and we are ready to accept applications for our 3rd Building Beginnings Microloan of $1 000. We hope to support a Valley resident who could use some kickstart funds to realize a dream! Pick up your application form at Martin Morigeau Elementary School, or email Alyssan.Gauthier@sd6.bc.ca for more information. Thank you to Valley residents who purchased our native plants last spring and contributed to this social enterprise!

• Cheers to Diamond Heating for their consistently exceptional service.

• Cheers to Dave Dupoint from Fairmont Hot Springs for his many anonymous gifts of service to our community. You Rock!

• Cheers to Al Miller for donating the Home Hardware crane truck to place the new cement tables and benches in Wilder Memorial Park in Fairmont. The Fairmont and District Lions Club is very appreciative!

• A huge Cheers to the 27 volunteers that showed up Sunday morning to help with preparing the ice for the 35th annual “Bonspiel on the Lake”.

• Cheers to those merchants who keep the pathway to their shop nice and clear of snow and ice. Much appreciated!

• Cheers to Tony at Stands Restaurant for the very nice glowing Christmas Tree.

• Cheers to our 99 year old friend, Ray Crook for writing such an interesting history of Crook’s Meadow which is located in Kootenay National Park. We enjoyed reading every page. Well done, Ray!

• Cheers to Pam at A&W who serves up breakfast and endless coffee with constant good cheer and always has time for a caring chat and a laugh with each and every regular and many visitors while being the hardest worker too. Ask Pam how she is doing today and she will tell you “awesome”. She is right!

• Cheers to Brian for doing a great job plowing the snow at Wilmer’s pump house.

• Cheers to Pete for opening up his shop and tool chest to me so I could work on my vehicle. It took way longer than expected (always does) and cut into your evening plans. You are a great friend.

• Cheers to the public employee who plowed snow into my driveway and backed up and cleaned it out. Much appreciated!

• A very loud JEERS to the area semi-truck drivers who deliberately choose to not follow the law and safe practice of stopping and conducting a mandatory brake check before descending down the mountain at Olive Lake. It wasn’t too long ago that an entire vacationing family was wiped out by an irresponsible trucker on that same stretch of road. During his criminal negligence trial, it was determined that he too failed to perform the required brake check. Is your legal, civil and moral reputation/ jeopardy worth the gain?

• Cheers to Kathy Broadfoot who is an employee of Warwick Interiors. You are the Best in the Valley, and have great knowledge of all your products. We bought our kitchen cupboards and are looking forward to our next investment, our flooring, soon. Keep up the great work. We appreciated all your help. You are valued, and we highly recommend you.

• Cheers to the District of Invermere Public Works Employees for taking time out of your day to show the Sonshine Preschoolers how all of your Snow Removal Equipment works. The hands on activity was amazing, your time and care for the kids shone through. So much appreciated!

• Cheers to Home Hardware for your community support and donation of Christmas trees. Our seniors and families enjoyed them greatly. Cheers for brightening our building and bringing Christmas joy to us all. Much appreciated!

• Cheers to Tim from Public Works for the AMAZING shelves that you built for the library and for taking such good care of our space! Much appreciated!

• Jeers to all the truck and sled drivers who are ignorant and think it’s ne to own the lake and wreck the Whiteway skating and Nordic tracks. People work hard to maintain it and people pay money to use it!

• A big Cheers to Anne Riches and her catering crew for preparing an awesome dinner for the Bonspiel on the Lake at the Community Hall without a working kitchen! You are amazing!

• Cheers to Cleanline Automotive for such caring and friendly service! Very much appreciated!

• Cheers to Eoghan and Tessa for donating books to the EMP Library! Much appreciated!

• Jeers to the driver of the delivery truck who pulled out in front of me at Lordco. I was going straight and you were at the stop sign. Then at the stop sign at Valley Foods you proceeded to follow the vehicle ahead of you. You still need to stop first. Obey road rules, more so when you advertise the name of the company on your vehicle.

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