Tag Archives: District of Invermere

Mayor concerned about closures after accidents

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW District of Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft is concerned about long highway closures following traffic accidents after a July 11 fatality near Radium Hot Springs. The accident caused an overnight closure of Highway 93/95 and diversion of traffic along … > Read More

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DOI bylaw officer getting workout

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW District of Invermere (DOI) council received the June bylaw report from Bylaw Officer Mark Topliff at the July 14 council meeting. The report stated that 32 parking warning tickets were issued. Patrols were conducted downtown, at the skate … > Read More

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30-year borrowing term for community facility

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW District of Invermere council has authorized the borrowing of $5.6 million over a 30-year term at an interest rate of 2.78%. The loan will cost district taxpayers $4.7 million in interest and will be funded through an … > Read More

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Library seeks major funding increase

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW The Invermere Public Library (IPL) has the lowest local government support per capita of all comparably sized libraries in the province according to IPL’s board of trustees chair Norm Funnell. Funnell and Nicole Pawlak appeared before District … > Read More

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A tour through Valley Appreciation Day

By Bram Rossman Invermere’s annual Valley Appreciation Day was staged downtown on Saturday, July 18. The event featured the traditional free pancake breakfast, served up by members of service groups including the Kinsmen and Rotary Clubs. A soapbox race, which … > Read More

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No comment from DOI on Canfor SFMP

By Chris Conway The District of Invermere (DOI) has received a letter from Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) requesting its review and comments on a draft Sustainable Forest Management Plan (SFMP) for all lands that Canfor manages within the East … > Read More

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Cenotaph Park official opening may be June 30

By Chris Conway The Invermere cenotaph park is slated to be substantially completed for the upcoming Grad March event (June 24).  An official opening is tentatively scheduled for June 30. District of Invermere chief administrative officer, Chris Prosser gave a … > Read More

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DOI submits Canada 150 grant proposals

By Chris Conway The District of Invermere is submitting grant applications for funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The program is part of a federal government celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. It provides $150 million nationally over two years to … > Read More

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Process needs clarifying but bylaw passed

By Chris Conway District of Invermere council adopted the new Development Approvals and Fees Bylaw at its regular meeting on June 9. Once again the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) exclusion process presented a hurdle for council’s consideration. The bylaw had … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis of the May 29 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting. 30-Year Service Award RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay presented Ed Saffin with a 30-Year Service Award (pictured above left). Ed started … > Read More

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