Cheers & Jeers

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to the person who is likely drinking while behind the wheel and tossing their PBR cans into the ditch on a regular basis this summer along Columbia Lake Road… we are tired of picking them up, so please stop!

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to Brian Fenerty for keeping us in the loop with his enthusiastic ramblings of our great solar system. You inspired us all to get out there with our pinhole cameras.

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to our neighbors that let their little dogs bark and bark all the time, and who let their little dogs loose. If other dogs can’t run loose, neither can yours. And keep your dogs quiet, no one likes to hear the constant yapping…it’s really annoying! If people go out back or in the front, and those annoying dogs see them there, they will bark non-stop. Have some respect, not everyone likes to hear yapping from little nuisance dogs. And they poop on the lawn while they run loose, and you don’t clean it up. I don’t think you see it, maybe that’s why…but if they weren’t running loose, then that wouldn’t happen. Don’t let them run loose in the park either. Other dogs can’t, so why would you think that yours can?

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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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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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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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to the local gardeners who feel that $17 is a fair price for a few carrots and green beans at the Farmers Market.. We are not all wealthy people/tourists. We try and support local growers but that is way too much.

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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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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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Big time Cheers on behalf of all runners and walkers, to the Invermere Rotary Club and all the volunteers and sponsors who make the annual Loop the Lake Run such a great event! And you’ve been doing it for 22 years! See you next year.

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to the cyclist who dented my car. Stay out of my way next time!

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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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to all the amazing heroes who risk their lives to put out fires to save Nature, Wildlife, Humans…Thanks PILOTS, INITIAL ATTACK, RAP, everyone involved! You ROCK!!

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

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

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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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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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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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HUGE Jeers to the driver of a beat up blue Explorer for almost hitting me while crossing in the crosswalk by the bakery only to then yell at me for being so f#*^~ing dramatic! I almost dropped my freshly baked gluten-free bread. You know who you are!!

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