Tag Archives: District of Invermere

Three Voices of Healing to operate beach concession

By Chris Conway The Three Voices of Healing Society has won the municipal contract to operate the Kinsmen Beach Concession facility for a three-year period commencing June 1. In a tight competition with two other applicants, the deciding factor was … > Read More

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Two competing markets a bad case scenario

The Purcell Pundit By Chris Conway Until last week Invermere had a downtown farmer’s market that locals and visitors obviously loved.  It was vibrant, colourful, fun and it attracted lots of people because of that. It has grown year after … > Read More

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Cenotaph project lags as May long looms

By Chris Conway With the May long weekend only days away, Invermere’s downtown cenotaph project is many days behind schedule. On Tuesday (May 12) the project required complete closure of 7th Avenue from the cenotaph to the BMO, causing traffic … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown as to what transpired during the May 1 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. Edgewater Water Upgrade Project gets additional funding
 Up to $300,000 in Community Works funds has been approved for allocation … > Read More

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Tax arrears property numbers “frighteningly higher”

By Chris Conway The list of properties in tax arrears is “frighteningly higher” than last year says District of Invermere Director of Finance Karen Cote. Cote made the comment at the April 28 council meeting while explaining the district’s first … > Read More

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Proactive local policies better for health care

By Chris Conway Interior Health is warning that health care costs are unsustainable and promoting proactive local government policies as a vital aspect in the health of British Columbians. Kerri Wall is Interior Health’s Community Health Facilitator for the East … > Read More

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Climate funds for EK communities

Communities throughout the region received funding out of a pot of more than $6.5 million in the latest round of grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development earlier this … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the April 10 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. 10-Year Service Award RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay presented Lynne Newhouse (pictured above) with a 10-year service award. Lynne is … > Read More

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OCP changes head to final reading

By Chris Conway The District of Invermere has cleared all but the final hurdle in the process to adopt an Official Community Plan (OCP). Invermere’s normally benign civic process became mired in unusual suspicion and dispute last month amid allegations … > Read More

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The tail is wagging the dog

By Chris Conway It’s a municipality with no residents. It has an appointed mayor and two councillors. That makes a council of three. Three is just enough. One to chair the council meeting, one to move the motions and, one to second the … > Read More

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