Cheers & Jeers

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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!

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to Marhyn and Hayleigh at Circle Café for always having the best service. Y’all are so kind!

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to badgers on the Toby Road. You have cute feet.

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A tremendous CHEERS to all the firefighters, helicopter pilots, water bombers, ground crew and all the behind the scenes personnel. YOU ARE ALL AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP OF PEOPLE who work day and night to keep us safe.

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to the individual screaming profanities from their vehicle regarding a propane fire table on a deck. We are all on edge regarding the dry conditions, but both Invermere and Windermere fire depts have confirmed that propane fire rings are not banned and are safe to continue using.

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to Dustin for being the most amazing, loving, hard working father. You are so loved!

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to the couple in Edgewater who think they are exempt from following the Friday NO watering day. Jeers to their company from the same place oblivious to telling them since she watches everyone else so closely! Reminder: Friday is to replenish water levels in the reservoirs!