Cheers & Jeers

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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.

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to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations, BC Wildfire Rocky Mountain Resource District, BC Wildfire Service and BC Parks in conjunction with the Forest Enhancement Society who undertook and conducted a 12 hectare fuel management prescription in the Crown land surrounding the community of Rushmere. Particular shout out to Steve Levitt, Forest Protection Officer, Invermere Fire Zone, BC Wildfire Service who was instrumental in making it all happen. Cheers to all for helping to reduce the risk of wildfire around Rushmere.

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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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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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Double Jeers. You’re cruel and you know who you are. When your best friend is sentenced to life on a chain with no chance of day parole, ever, this is pure cruelty – no question. Don’t forget to add the heat! Yes to karma times three. Signed: Your loyal dogs.

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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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to whomever had the house party with the fantasic music!

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to parents for letting their kids be kids. Most life lessons cannot be taught.

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to Peter. It’s time you saw the light.

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For what I believe to be the biggest most self-less and courageous Cheers in a very long time to Todd Rotvold. You risked your life at the Island Pond fire in hopes to save our cattle, running through fire to save our livelihood, our everything.

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to my wife on our 20th anniversary. Your beauty and intelligence shame the angels.

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to the Judge who fined the person $2,500 for feeding wildlife. They should fine people on phones, texting.

(Editor’s note: they do!)

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to the terrible drivers in town, who refuse to stop at stop signs, don’t yield or use signal lights, speed and don’t dim their lights.

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to Westland Insurance, you are polite, knowledgeable and saved me lots of money!

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to AG Foods (Valley Foods) for their generous donation of a box of bags for our upcoming Saturday bag sale at the Invermere Thrift Store!